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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 282 Sunday, October 9,2005 754 Plus tax


Briefs
City cancels
code meeting
The City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board has
canceled its regular monthly
meeting scheduled for Tues-
day, Oct. 11.
Local roads
to be closed
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
announced that a portion of
S.W. 32nd Street, from the 700
block to the 1600 block, will
be closed to all traffic on Oct.
10.
This closure will be in
effect for an estimated five
weeks, and detours will be
posted at S.W. Third Terrace
and S.W. 16th Avenue.
In other road closures, on
Oct. 15 and 16 the 1200 block
of S.R. 70 W. will be closed to
all traffic for an estimated 12
hours.
Detours will be posted and
OCSO deputies and officers
from the Okeechobee City
Police Department will be
manning the intersections.
Westbound traffic will be
detoured to N.W. Ninth
Avenue, then to N.W. Ninth
Street and onto U.S. 98
Eastbound traffic will be
detoured to U.S. 98, then to
N.W. Ninth Street and then to
N.W. Ninth Avenue.



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Drought Index
Current: 405
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.55 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
18.00feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index

Classifieds .. .. 13, 14
Comics ........... 12
Community Events .... 4
Crossword . . .12
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .6
TV ........... .12
Weather ........... .2
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By Michael Weissenstein
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK Details
emerged about an alleged plot
to attack the city's subways with
bombs hidden, in bags and pos-
sibly baby strollers as local and
federal officials jostled over the
credibility of the threat.
A Department of Homeland
Security memo obtained by The
Associated Press said the attack
was reportedly scheduled to take
place on or around Sunday, with
terrorists using timed or remote-
controlled explosives hidden in
briefcases, suitcases or in or
under strollers.
The memo said that the
department had received infor-
mation indicating the attack


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Ana Becerril (left) and Casey Hoover (right) were named as the 2005 Okeechobee High
School homecoming queen and king at the halftime festivities Friday evening at Brah-
man Stadium.

Brahmans stopped by Blue Streaks 21-0
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News


Seniors Ana Becerril and
Casey Hoover were named as
the 2005 Brahman homecom-
ing queen .and king at the half-'
time break of the
Brahman/Sebring Blue Streak
football game Friday night at
Brahman Stadium. This
announcement was the culmi-
nation of a week.of homecom-
ing activities at Okeechobee
High School. The fans had
hoped that the Brahman foot-
ball team would put the icing
on the homecoming cake with
a win against the Sebring Blue
Streaks, but the Blue Streaks
dashed the Brahman hopes of a
homecoming victory when they
stopped the Brahmans 21-0.
A huge hometown crowd
filled the stands and spilled over
onto the grounds of Brahman
Stadium Friday night to cele-
brate the annual homecoming
of the Okeechobee Brahmans.
The Streaks won the coin toss


Members of the Okeechobee High School JROTC prepare
to raise the colors at the Friday night's game against the
Sebring Blue Streaks.


and opted to receive. The two
teams fought through the first
quarter with the ball going back
and forth but never making it
into the end zone.
Five seconds into the second
quarter the Blue Streaks broke
through the Brahman defense
and raced across the goal line
for the first touchdown of the
evening. The point after was
good putting the Streaks into


the lead 7-0.
The Brahmans fought back.
They moved up the field into
Streak territory. Kenny Spencer
plowed his way to the Streak 25-
yard line as the crowd went
wild. LeShawn Henderson then
took the ball around the left side
for a first down on the Streak 13-
yard line. Anticipating a touch-
See Brahman Page 2


In a community service proj-
ect coordinated through the
Okeechobee Contractor's Asso-
ciation, Quality Air Condition-
ing of Okeechobee has installed
a commercial quality air condi-
tioning system for the "NSW-
Trident" Sea Cadet program*
located at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office Marine
Facility at Okeetantie.
"The Association was very
pleased to be able to coordi-
nate the project with our mem-
bers to improve the quality of
the training and environment
for the cadets", said Tony Stark,
president of the Okeechobee
Contractors Association.
Mr. Bud Neese, the owner of
Quality Air Conditioning
arranged with the manufactur-
er, Trane, Inc., for a donation of
a commercial air handler sys-
tem; John Austin and Kim Col-


might be carried out by "a team
of terrorist operatives, some of
whom may travel or who may
be in the NewYork City area."
The nmemo, issued Wednes-
day to state and local officials,
said that homeland security and
FBI agents doubted the credibili-
ty of the information, but it pro-
vided four pages of advice about
averting a possible attack.
In Iraq, authorities detained a
third suspect in the plot and
investigated whether a fourth
had traveled to New York as part
of the scheme, according to a
law enforcement official familiar
with the case.
The official said the man's trip
See Subway Page 2


lier donated the compressor
unit. Quality Air Conditioning
employees donated the installa-
tion costs, including installation
of the air duct system. John
O'Connell, owner of O'Connell
Services, constructed the air
handler platform; and Joel
Bass, owner of Bass Electric,
installed the system wiring.
"From late March through
late September, the tempera-
ture inside the main bay area of
the building is extremely hot,
and during these months reach
well over 100 degrees during
the day and early evening. It is
very difficult for the cadets to
conduct any classroom training
under these conditions", said
sheriff's detective M. Muros, the
sheriff's office marine officer
and Sea Cadet program coordi-
See Sea -Page 2


Harvey Sampson and the big house


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
"I came to Okeechobee in
1941. I was raising my two
daughters on my own when I
met Edith. Edith was raising two
children of her own. We both
wanted the same things and
liked the same thing kids, and
after a time, we got married.
"We both really loved chil-
dren; she had always wanted to
have a kindergarten and we both
wanted to give homes to chil-
dren who needed someone,"
said Harvey Sampson.
"I had been dealing at Barnett
Bank since I came to Okee-
chobee, so I went to Tom Hebel
at the bank; he was president of
the bank at that time," he contin-
ued.
"Well, there was a big house
at N.W, 2nd Street and U.S. 441


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history





on property that the bank
owned. David R. MacNeil (They
called him D.R.)and his wife Car-
rie had owned it since the
1920s."
According to Judge Bill
Hendry, D.R., who was active in
real estate back then, died some-
time in the 1930s, then his wife
Carrie lived there with her sister,


Jo Parrish and another lady,
Annette Jenkins until they died, I
think in the '70s.
"I remember they had about
a 1937 Chevrolet, I think they
had it when they died, and
they'd take it out and get $1
worth of gas at the service sta-
tion. They never really went
anywhere. That car was in mint
condition," recalled Judge
Hendry.
"You'd always see Mrs. Jenk-
ins out sweeping the sidewalk
when you went by," said Judge
Hendry, "and they all went to
the Methodist Church."
Mr. Sampson continued,
"They wanted to build some-
thing else on the property. Tom
said, "If you move that house,.

See Sampson Page 2


Special to Independent Newspapers of Florida/Harvey Sampson
The D.R. MacNeill house as it was being moved from the north-
west corner of Parrott Avenue and Park Street up to Basinger.
"It was so big, they had to cut it in two and move it in pieces,"
remembered Mr. Sampson.


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News Briefs

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 Sat-
urday, and the American Minia-
ture Horse Association classes will
be shown Sunday. Halter classes
will be held both mornings, while
performance classes will be held
in the afternoon.
For information, call: (561)
798-6129; (772) 341-7610; or,
(863) 763-7724.
Historical Society
plans class reunion
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Historical Society is plan-
ning a reunion for those graduat-
ing or attending Okeechobee High
School before 1960, which
includes classes 1921 through
1959. The reunion will be Nov. 12
at the Shrie.Clutien S.R.'78 W
If you know someone that has
.not received an invitation and is
eligible to attend, make a copy o:
your invitation or contact Beltt
Williamson at (863) 763-6226 or
(863) 763-3850.
Reservations should be made
before Nov. 1 no tickets will be
sold at the door.
The get-together will be from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
There are a limited amount of
reservation spaces available. Send
your reservation form and a check
in the amount of $25 to: Okee-
chobee Historical Society, P.O.
Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973.
Book on area
currently on sale
OKEECHOBEE The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads"
is currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical.Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
rottAve.
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be
$40.
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
(863) 763-6226.
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.
Attkissor'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
SOKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.


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marched back up the field. At 5:25
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Special to Independent Newspapers of Florida/Harvey Sampson .one for another touchdown
D.R. MacNeill house, featured in the book "Strolling With the point after attempt good
SCountry Roads, in Okeechbobee" needed to be moved they now led stunned Brah-
ake way for new construction. It was moved to Basinger they now led e stunned Brah
e 1970s and remains a private home. mans 14-0s
With 18 seconds remaining in
house. The church gave us one the quarter, the frustrated Brah-
m psonf acre for the house, which we mans again fumbled the ball into
called "Crossroads." the hands of the Streaks. The
tinued From Page 1 To move the house, it was so quarter ended with the Streaks
an have it." Just like that he big, we had to cut in two and still up 14-0.
an haveeWHalf-time activities included
t. move both halves..When they got the presentation of.the award-
went to a fellow here in both halves up here, my wife winning class floats, the introduc-
who moved houses and said, "Don't put them all the way tion of the homecoming court
him what he'd charge. He together, we'll have a breezeway, and the announcement of the
d at it and said he could so that's what we did." names of the 2005 homecoming
it for $25,000. I told Tom She had her kindergarten with king and queen. The court mem-
ice and I said, "I don't have all the Basinger kids there and all bers were A.J. Wright and Tierra
hen and ofthere, said, "We'll told, we raised 32 foster children Allen; Cameron Shockley and
thyouen a loan," and there, said, "We'll in that house. We'd have eight of Brittany Smith; Newt Mattson and
iou imagine? That wouldn't nine at a time, usually boys, and Jessica Ziglar; Lonnie Pryor and
en today. sometimes a preacher who was Ashley Jarvis; Duane Bowman
andy Macomber was pastor between churches would come and Brooke McDowell; Reed Bai-
Grace Brethren Church in and live there with us for a time," ley and Danielle Mearngs; Uriel Gar-
where we went. He said the said Mr. Sampson. Yanez and Whitney Holmes; Asha
:h owned 20 acres up in The big house is still there. It is Dave and Travis Conrad; Zachary
ger where we could put the now a private residence. Sadler and Cassie Murray; Cory
Rose and Olivia Skeen and Brook
Shorter and Clay Coleman.
The winner of Brahman spirit
week was the senior class. The
Winner of the homecoming pep
rally was the senior class. The first
place winner of the float competi-
tion was the sophomore class;
the senior class was second and
the junior class came in third. The
( winner of the campaign drive was
the class of 2008.
The third quarter saw both
teams lose the ball on downs. At
3:32 the Blue Streaks took the ball
1 |in from the five-yard line for their
third touchdown of the evening.
With the point-after once again
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lose the ball on downs. The game
ended with the Sebring Blue
. Streaks on top 21-0.
The Brahmans will host the
panthers of Ft. Pierce Westwood
on Oct. 14. The game is sched-
uled to begin at 7:30 p.m.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
A commercial quality air conditioning system was donated to
the "NSW-Trident" Sea Cadet program. Quality Air Condition-
ing of Okeechobee employees are (left to right) Noe Bustos,
Leo Castellanos, and "Peewee" Torres.


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nator.
Quality Air employees Noe
Bustos, Leo Castellanos, and "Pee-
wee" Torres worked at the Sher-
iff's Office Marine Facility for over
a week in August installing the sys-
tem and the ducting. The system
was "tested", and at the first drill
for the cadets on the 20th of
August, the system was turned on
for the cadets to use the bay area
as the classroom and the
overnight sleeping area. The proj-
ect was a success, and tempera-
ture dropped from 98 degrees to
below 85 degrees in only an hour.
The Marine Unit building at
Okeetantie is a multi-purpose
facility used for Sheriff's Office res-
cue boats, storage, classroom
space, marine related operations
& training, Search and Rescue
Unit meetings, Florida FWC


enforcement boat storage, as well
as the Sea Cadet program spon-
sored by the Sheriff's Office.
"The installation of the air con-
ditioning unit makes year round
use of the building much more
practical; not only for the cadet
program, but also for our local
law enforcement community",
said Sheriff Paul May. "The project
is an outstanding example of the
superb community based support
and assistance to Okeechobee's
award winning Sea Cadet pro-
gram", Sheriff May added.
The NSW-Trident program' is
administered locally by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office as
their official proactive youth
development activity. The pro-
gram is directly funded by the Chil-
dren's Services Council of Okee-
chobee County, and is also directly
sponsored by the Navy's SEAL
Association, the Navy SEAL Muse-
um Association, and the Naval
Special Warfare Foundation.


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Students report to school Oct. 18


Students and staff of Yearling
Middle School (YMS) will report
to school on Monday, Oct. 18.
Oct. 18 was originally scheduled
as a teacher work day but was
changed to a make up day for the
day missed due to Hurricane Kat-
rina.

Book bags
Students will be allowed to use
only clear or mesh book bags
beginning Monday, Oct. 3. Clear
or mesh book bags are being
used as a safety measure at both
middle schools. Last year, YMS
allowed book bags on campus
and Osceola Middle did not. The
two middle schools decided to
come together on a plan to allow
students to use book bags. Using
clear or mesh book bags allows
students to carry school materials
with the safety measure of seeing
that only school materials are
brought to school.

Volleyball \
team is 12-1
The Yearling Volleyball Team is
again off to a strong start. The
young ladiesunder the direction
of Coach Bruce Conrad, began
the season by sweeping the Year-
ling Volleyball Eight-Team Tour-


nament held at Osceola Middles
School in early September. The
ladies have continued their win-
ning ways by earning twelve wins
and one loss in conference play
for the month of September.
Yearling Volleyball Team mem-
bers include: Roxanne Sheffield,
Hailey Venables, Megan Jurek,
Vanessa Bowman, Janezzka
Koger, Monica Koger, Kimberly
Futch, Frances Bateman, Brittany
Herndon, Caitlyn Gaucin, Daiana
Fonseca, and LeAnna Cotton.

Soccer team
going strong
The Yearling Soccer Team has
shown to be formidable foe. The
teams' current record is 3 wins, 2
losses, and 2 ties in their first
seven matches.
Yearling Soccer Team mem-
bers include: Phillip Suarez, Erick
Garcia, Britany Ball, Emily Rauler-
son, Riley Carter, Richard Dona-
gan, Raul Piedra, Tiffany McGee,


School Menu


Okeechobee
County School
District
Oct. 10 through Oct. 14
Monday, Oct. 10
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
French.toast sticks/syrup
Lunch:
Seaside fish nuggets/honey
wheat roll
Chicken patty sandwich
Broccoli florets
Chilled peaches
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Pancake and sausage wrap
Lunch:
Chees-:bui "r ,eluxe.
Corn do
Baked lbeans, --- :
Mixed fruit
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Honey bun
Lunch: -
Oven roasted chicken/honey
wheat roll
Yogurt fruit and cheese plate
Seasoned green beans
Banana


Thursday, Oct. 13
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Biscuit and sausage patty

Lunch:
Macaroni and cheese w/ham
Deli turkey on bun
Golden yellow corn
Applesauce

Friday, Oct 14
Breakfast:
Cereal and toast
Yogurt and muffin
Lunch:
Pizza Day
Stuffed cheese or Pepperoni
crust
Barbecue chicken sandwich'
Baby carrots
Pineapple tidbits
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: iuice,
choice"'f entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of.
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk :

Meal prices:
Breakfast:. $ .75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $ .40


Community Events

L.0.A.A. to host ride
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will host a ride
at Cornwell on Suniday, 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.


Obituary


Robert Knode Carter
Robert Knode Carter age 78 of
Okeechobee died Friday at his res-
idence. Mr. Carter was born Sept.
14, 1927 in Red Bank, N.J. He was
the son of James Grover and
Gertrude Carter. He served in the
Army National Guard., Mr. Carter's
occupation was a carpenter and a
member of Local Unii,.,on #819
West Palm Beach, Fla. He moved
to Okeechobee in 2003 coming
from Lake Worth, Fla.
He is pre-deceased.by his wife
of 52 years Mary Edna Carter.
He is survived by his four sons
Kenneth A. Carter of Lantana,


Robert K. Jr. (Christine) Carter of
Ocala, David A. (Michelle) Carter
of Wellington, Steven E. (Maggie)
Carter of Boynton Beach; daugh-
ter Joyce A. (Albert) Haines of
Macintosh, Fla.; 10 grandchildren
and two great grandchildren and
brother George R. Carter of Okee-
chobee.
Visitation. will be on Monday,
Oct. 10, from -4 until 7 p.m. at the
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Cremator) 205 N.E. 2nd Si
Okeecliobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are entrusted
to. the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Christina Toribio, Jose Aguilar,
Steven Garcia, Heriberto Guer-
rero, Pascual Ruiz, David Ramirez,
Samual Garcia, Aaron Suarez,
Austin Willard, Adrian Leon,
Ricardo Herrara, Janna Mullis,
and managers Kean Breauz and
Dyana Smith.

Report cards
Report cards for the first nine-
weeks go home with students
Monday, Oct. 24. If your child is
having academic difficulties,
please contact the teacher
through the agenda book or call
your child's guidance counselor.
A student'must pass 5 out of 6
courses for the year in order to be
promoted to the next grade.
Please contact the school so we
can all help make this a successful
year for your child.

Tutorial programs
YMS offers morning .and/or
after school tutorial programs
through 21st Century Safe and
SMART Futures.
The tutorial programs operate
four days a week from 3:30 until 5
p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and
each morning before school from
7:10 until 8:35. Transportation will
be provided for before school


tutorial and for Monday and
Wednesday afternoon tutorial.
Please contact Dylan Tedders
at Yearling Middle School (462-
5056) for a detailed explanation
of the program and activities.

Homework Hotline
Yearling Middle School now
offers a Homework Hotline to
assist students and parents. Par-
ents and students will be able to
call the Homework Hotline at
462-5066 and listen to their home-
work assignments .for the day or
week.
Yearlingmiddleschool.com
YMS will again be posting
information on the worldwide
web. Information on the website
will include: monthly newsletters,
GEAR UP updates, school calen-
dar, and upcoming events.

Open gym
YMS is offering open gym and
conditioning drills during the
week for Yearling and Osceola
students (boys and girls) interest-
ed in sharpening their basketball
skills. Students must have a cur-
rent physical and parent permis-
sion to participate. The open gym
and conditioning drills are not a
team tryout.


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WET FEET: Does anyone have any ideas how to prevent damage
to a horse's feet with all this rainy weather. My pasture has pretty good
drainage, but the rain is coming so fast that everything is swampy. Is
there something I can put on the horse's feet to help protect them?. Or
should I lock the horse in the barn until the pasture dries up again?

CONSIDERATION: It makes me very angry that anyone would
complain because a cop or a deputy dropped his child off at school in
his marked cop car. These men and women in law enforcement put
their own lives at risk every time they put on the uniform. They protect
and serve this community. If you have someone trying to break into
your house in the middle of the night, you expect the cops to get there
and protect you. And they will. But then you complain because they
drop their child off at school on the way to work? Ridiculous! If you
see a cop dropping off a child at school, you should smile, wave and
thank them for protecting this community. How about a little consid-
eration and support for our men and women in law enforcement?

FEEL SAFER: I am a teacher and I love to see cop cars and deputy
cars at school in the morning. It makes me feel safer. I believe it
makes the children feel safer, too. Our children need to know that if
they are ever in trouble or in danger they can go to the police. I ask our
Sheriff Paul May and Police Chief Davis to please let the officers drop
their kids off at school. I love seeing those vehicles at our school.

NO PROBLEM: Everyone I talk to around town has no problem
with cops dropping their kids off at school on their way to work. I
can't figure out who complained in the first place and started all the
controversy. It seems that this is a tempest in a teapot. One or two
mean-spirited people whine and all of the sudden people think it is a
big problem. It's not a big problem. There is nothing wrong or waste-
ful about cops dropping their kids off at school on the way to work. It
is good for the schools. It is good for the kids. Its good for the cops.
Let's get on to discussing something more important and more inter-
esting.

I WONDER: With all of the problems this community has, it is pret-
ty dumb for anyone to get upset about a cop dropping his kids off at
school on the way to work. It makes me wonder if maybe that person
has a reason to be nervous around police. Maybe this is someone
who routinely speeds through the school zone and is upset about get-
ting caught?

HAUNTINGS: I was reading a website about haunted buildings
and places in Florida, and I was wondering if anyone knows of any
hauntings in this community? With Halloween coming up, it seems
like a good time to ask.

WATER: There were many comments about the bad water before
the new plant was operational. The new plant now produces excel-
lent quality water. Why haven't we heard about those improvements?
Is it because we only publish or care about bad news? (Editor's Note:
We've had articles in which it is stated how safe the water is to drink
and how it meets all required criteria.)

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Letters to the Editor


Legislation
would gut act
The U.S House of Representa-
tive recently passed, by a narrow
margin, a bill that would gut the
Endangered Species Act.
This bill, H.R. 3824, would
repeal protections against danger-
ous pesticides, actually pay big
developers not to break the law
and take science out of the review
process for large developments.
Essentially, large developers
would be paid public dollars, and
in return would not even have to
manage their lands for conserva-
tion. Most importantly, critical
wildlife habitat protection would
not be called for. You do not need
to be a scientist to realize that
without habitat, any species will


not last long.
The American bald eagle,
Florida's panther,. manatee and
our marine turtles, have all bene-
fited tremendously from the
Endangered Species Act since the
inception of the Act in 1973. As
stewards of this place we call
home, we have a duty to keep it
as livable as we can for future
generations. This bill goes a long
way in ensuring that the creatures
we hold dear shall not be around
for our grandchildren to enjoy.
Please let your U.S. Senators
and Representatives know you
support the Endangered Species
Act and do not want to see it
undone.

ManleyK. Fuller III
president,
Florida Wildlife Federation


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Looking Back ...
As the population grew, many newcomers grew vegetables to supply the burgeoning population. This photo shows
workers laboring in a bean and corn field. It is dated 1918. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of
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Upcoming Events

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.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meet-
ing is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual
membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome.
For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863)
467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott,
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are
sponsored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by their
medical advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at
6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda
Hass at (863) 824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For.information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, 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 located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.


Community Events

Benefit car wash planned
A car wash to benefit the Josh Matute Transportation Fund will
be held Sunday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Joey's Detail,
2108 S. Parrott Ave., which is located across the street from Wal-
Mart.

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 will be "celebrity waiters"
Leaders and adult volunteers from Okeechobee Cub Scout
Pack 964 will wait tables at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 5 until 8 p.m. as a fundraiser
for the Scout pack. The Scouts are selling tidikets foirbuffet dinner
and drink for $9 each. Restaurant patio ons w\ho bu\ their meals at
the door may also help the Scouts by as1king'it sit in the'areabof 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.

Diabetes support group will meet
The diabetes support group will meet in Raulerson Hospital's
north dinning room, 1796 U.S. 441 N., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Jean Kearney, a SHINE volunteer, who will talk
about the new federal Medicare drug programs. For information,
contact Wanda Haas, diabetes nurse educator/program coordina-
tor, at (863) 763-5093.

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

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

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

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

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


OPINION







AGRICULTURE 5


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 9, 2005


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Report


Oct. 3 and 4, 2005
Cows
Breaking $45.00 $52.50
Cutter $44.00 $49.00
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500 $54.00 $61.00
1500-2000 $54.00 $63.50


Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total

Med#1
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650


Mon


nday Tuesday
753 1373
132 231
5 9
3 2


Med #2 Stee
150-200 135 1
200-250 145 1
250-300 131-1:
300-350 120-14
350-400 120 1:
400-450 1001:
Small #1
150-200
250-300
300-350
Prices remained
week compared to
Numbers were off a


ers
90
70
55
45
36
23


Hfrs
120 175
142 150
120 149
109-126
100110
95-107


steady this
last week.
little due to


10 90 bad weather. Trucking may still be
5 12 a little problem with the high fuel
49 costs. All in all cattle are selling
908 1717 good. Top cow prices goes to FRA-
MAR, OKEE with a high of 53.00.
Steers fr Top calf price goes to Paul Alt,
Steers HIfrs Hialeah with a high of $2.45. Don't
forget our upcoming bull sales.:
165 170 141 155 Also on our next internet sale of
155,165 135 141 10-13-05 with Producers Cattle
142-1 126 136 Auction, we will be offering some
130143 116-130 of Adams Ranch Bred HRERS,
120-133 108-119 located in Madison, Fla. They can
115-123 104-112 be viewed on www.producerscat-
103-108 100-107 tleauctions.com from 10-10-05 to
100-108 99-103 10-13-05. Call us for more info.


Bronson to present


leadership awards DREAMI


ORLANDO Florida Agricul-
ture Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson will present awards to
three agricultural operations in
recognition of their leadership in
promoting progressive environ-
mental practices.
The 2005 Commissioner's Agri-
cultural-Environmental Leadership
Awards will be presented during a
breakfast ceremony at the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation's annual
meeting in Orlando on Friday,
October 14. The awards program
is now in its 12th year and has rec-
ognized a total of 38 winners.
"The Ag-Environmental Leader-
ship Award program spotlights the
environmentally innovative farm-
ing practices of our state's growers
and ranchers," Bronson
said. "Nominees for the awards
come from different parts of Flori-
da's agricultural industry, but they
all share a commitment.to protect
and preserve Florida's resources
while continuing to provide agri-
cultural products for our people."
This year's winners are:
Kerry's Bromeliad Nursery,
in Homestead


Larson Dairy, Inc., in Okee-
chobee
Richard N. Raid, Ph.D., of
Royal Palm Beach
Nominations for the awards
were received earlier this year by a
screening committee composed of
scientific and technical experts
with the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices, which selected the
finalists. The three winners were
then selected from the group of
finalists by a selection committee
made up of representatives from
The Nature Conservancy, the
state's Water Management Dis-
tricts, the Florida Farm Bureau, the
Florida Cattlemen's Association,
the Florida Dairy Association, the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, theFlorida Fruit
and Vegetable Association, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission, Florida's Soil
and Water Conservation Districts,
Florida Citrus Mutual, the Florida
Forestry Association, and the Flori-
da Nursery, Growers and Land-
scape Association.


USDA extends DDAP sign-up to October 10


Gainesville Dairy farmers
who experienced production and
spoilage losses caused by last
year's devastating hurricanes still
have time to sign-up for the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's
(USDA) 2004 Dairy Disaster Assis-
tance Payment Program (DDAP),
announced Kevin Kelley, State
Executive Director for USDA's
Farm
Service Agency (FSA). The new
deadline for dairy farmers to apply
for DDAP is October 10.
"The original Sept. 9 sign-up
deadline has been extended to
Oct. 10, 2005, and any dairy pro-
ducer interested in signing up for
the program should visit their
local FSA office as soon as possi-
ble," said Kelley.
"Last year, hurricane Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne severely
affected our dairy producers in
Florida. This program will provide
much-needed financial relief to
producers who suffered-dairy pro-
duction.a d milk spoilage losses." -
The DDAP-. programrpjRovides


Agri-civic


center to


host- event
John Mazzola, director of the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center announces that The
Department of the Interior -
Bureau of Land Management
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption
Program will present their first
Okeechobee event on Saturday,
February 18 and Sunday, February
19,2006.
Specific Information about the
upcoming Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center event can be obtained by
calling the Bureau of Land Man-
agement field office:
1.888.274.2133 x 510.
General information about the
BLM Adoption program can also
be obtained by calling 1-866-
4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or
by going to the Bureau of Land
Management Adoption program
web site: www.doLgov/horse.
The Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center is located at 4200 East S.R.
70 three miles east of downtown
Okeechobee.


up to $10 million to assist dairy
producers
who experienced losses due to
the 2004 hurricanes in certain por-
tions of following states: Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mis-
sissippi, North Carolina, and
South Carolina. Sign-up began
Aug. 1.5, 2005. The new applica-
tion deadline will be 14 calendar
days after the publication of the
DDAP program final regulation in
the Federal Register.
The 2004 Dairy Disaster Assis-
tance Payment Program is author-
ized by the Military Construction
Appropriations and Emergency
Hurricane Supplemental Appro-
priations Act of 2005. Many dairy
producers incurred devastating
decreases in production due to
cattle losses, stress on producing
cows, and milk that had to be


dumped due to lack of electricity,
closed milk plants and damaged
containment equipment. DDAP
will help address dairy producers'
2004 calendar-year losses by pro-
viding payments to offset part of
the commercially marketed milk
losses incurred to in the United
States.
*To be eligible, the loss must
have occurred in a county
declared a disaster by the Presi-
dent in 2004 due to hurricanes.
Dairy producers in counties con-
tiguous to an approved county are
not eligible. Applicants must pro-
vide adequate proof of the dairy
operation's commercial produc-
tion, including any dumped pro-
duction, from July through Octo-
ber 2004. Applicants must also
certify that losses for which com-
pensation is claimed were hurri-


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cane-related.
Payments will begin soon after
sign-up ends. Each eligible dairy
operation's payment will be calcu-
lated by multiplying the eligible
pounds by the average price
received for commercial milk pro-
duction during the eligible
months. In the event available
funds are insufficient to compen-
sate eligible producers, eligible
losses above 20 percent will be
paid at the maximum per pound
rate and losses below 20 percent
will be made at a rate that will
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As fall hunting seasons get
under way, Florida wildlife officials
are reminding hunters it is illegal to
bring home carcasses of any
species of the family Cervidae (e.g.
deer, elk and moose) from ten
states and one Canadian province
where chronic wasting disease
(CWD) has been detected.
The states and Canadian
province where the deadly disease
has been detected are: New Mexi-
co, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming,
South Dakota, Nebraska, Wiscon-
sin, Illinois, New York, West Vir-
ginia and Alberta, Canada. Visit the
United States Department of Agri-
culture's Web site at
www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahps/cw
d/ for the most up-to-date CWD
coverage.
"To date, no cases of CWD have
been found in Florida, and we


want to keep it that way," said Deer
Program coordinator Robert Van-
derhoof of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's Division of Hunting and
Game Management. "Hunters can
help by observing the restrictions
placed on bringing carcasses in
from other areas where CWD is a
concern."
CWD, first identified in Col-
orado in 1967, is a disease that
affects the central nervous system
and is related to "mad cow" dis-
ease in cattle and scrapie in sheep.
The disease always proves fatal to
the infected animal, but there are
no known cases of it being trans-
mitted to people, domestic ani-
mals or livestock.
Hunters still can bring back de-
boned meat from any CWD-affect-
ed region, as well as finished taxi-


dermy mounts, hides, skulls,
antlers and teeth as long as all soft
tissue has been removed.
Whole, bone-in carcasses and
parts are permitted to be brought
back to Florida if they were har-
vested from non-affected CWD
areas.
"Officers will be on the lookout
for violations of the rules on impor-
tation of animal carcasses into the
state," said Julie Jones, chief of
FWC's Division of Law Enforce-
ment.
"Our first priority is to educate
hunters about this issue, and we
will investigate all situations involv-
ing CWD and take appropriate
enforcement action," she'said. "It's
very important that we keep this
disease out of Florida."
For more information about
CWD, visit MyFWC.com/cwd.


Sports Briefs


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 tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.
Taekwondo school
hosting golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a golf tournament on Oct. 15
to raise money to send their stu-
dents to the national tournament.
The tourney will begin with an
8 a.m. shotgun start, and will be a
four-person scramble. The fee is
$45 per person and includes 18
holes of golf and lunch. There
will be trophies for first, second
and .last place, as well as door
prizes.
Hole sponsorships are $100.
Donations are also welcome.
For information or to register,
contact the Okeechobee Golf-and
Country Club at (863) 763-6228;
or, Sunni Adams at (863) 697-.
0499.
Tourney to help
Kids in Distress
The Big Reel Bassmasters of
Margate will hold their 22nd
annual Ghost & Goblins open.


bass tournament to benefit Kids
in Distress on Sunday, Oct. 23, in
Clewiston.
The entry fee is $120 per two-
person team. There will be pay-
outs for first through fifth places.
The-big bass award is $7,850
(based on a 125-boat field) plus
an additional $3,520 guaranteed
donated by various sponsors.
Contact Jim Pollock at (954)
695-6035 or e-mail him at
bigreeljim@aol.com for informa-
tion. Or, entry forms can be
downloaded at
www.eteamz.com/bigreelsfla/.
OHS bowlers
host fundraiser
The Brahman bowling team
will host its inaugural bowling-
tournament fundraiser on Nov. 6
at the Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S.
441 S.E., at 1 p.m.
The tournament format will
be a three-game match with
scratch scoring. Teams will con-
sist of four members two male
and two female. The entry fee is
$60 per team, or $15 per mem-
ber. All entry forms and fees must
be turned in by Oct. 24. Checks
should be made out to the O.H.S.
bowling team.
There will be trophies for first,
second and third place, high
game and high series plus a spe-
cial trophy for last place team'
members. T-shirts will be on sale
for $5 each for team members
and $7 each for fans.
For information, contact
coach Howard at (863) 462-5025
(days) or (863) 763-2305
(evenings).


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 airboat 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.,
followed by a live fishing competi-
tion from 1 until 4 p.m. .
All children between the ages
of 7-14 are encouraged to com-
pete in the Bassmaster Casting
Kids competition. Children
between 4-14 are invited to com-
pete in the live fishing competi-
tion. 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.


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Rev. Whitaker visits Grace Christian aro iff..ures now has a.fu ime
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By Ashley Hickox
Special to the Okeechobee
News
Snipers, T-Rexs, Infantry...
sounds like some weird topics of
discussion for Thursday morning
devotions at Grace Christian
School, but not for Reverend
Wayne Whitaker of Oakview
Baptist Church. Rev. Whitaker, a
youth pastor, came to speak to
grades six through 12 about spiri-
tual warfare on Sept. 22.
Spiritual warfare you might
ask, "What's that?" Well, Rev.
Whitaker directed us to first Peter
5:8 "Be of sober spirit, be on the
alert. Your adversary, the devil,
prowls around like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour." We
are in warfare... although, our
war is not against flesh and
blood, it happens to be much
greater. It is the people of God
verses Satan and his demons.
He reminded us that on Dec.
7, 1941 the enemy took us by sur-
prise. He pointed out that ene-
mies do that. We don't see or
know they're coming but we
know who they are.
Rev. Whitaker also pointed


Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Grace Christian School
Pastor Wayne Whitaker of Oakview Baptist Church visited
Grace Christian School on Thursday, Sept. 22 to talk with
grades six through 12 about topics relating to 'spiritual war-
fare'.


out that Satan starts out like a
prowler, but once he gets you,
he's like a T-Rex who wants to
devour and destroy you. The
enemy is out to get us, we have


to be aware of the sniper. He will
go after us when we're tired,
stressed or worn out.
That's when Satan can get
you, when you don't have the


power or energy to fight back.
Satan can't get to God, but he
can get a child of God. If you're
saved, Satan can't take your soul,
but he can destroy your life, your
testimony, your family, friends,
and all the lives around you. The
ones that could've been saved by
your testimony won't be,
because Satan destroyed you.
The lesson that we ultimately
learned was to stand on faith.
Satan is big, and no weapon can
touch him... except the word of
God. You have two choices, to
act in fear, or act in faith.
Rev. Whitaker left us with a
final message, there are people
who think they are doing the will
of God, but they really aren't. For
example, Rev. Whitaker gave us
the story of when Jesus told the
disciples he was going to die,
Peter immediately stepped for-
ward and said, "May this never
be, surely you will never die." He
quoted Mark 8:33 where Jesus
responded to Peter, "Get behind
me Satan! For you are not mind-
ful of the things of God, but the
things of men."


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Baptist Church
opens library
First Baptist Church Library
invites everyone to check out
books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and
Christian materials. They are
open Tuesday from 10 a.m. until
1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sundays
from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are
located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.
Ministerial
association to meet
The Okeechobee County Min-
isterial Association will meet at
noon on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411
S.E. 4th St. Lunch will be provid-
ed.

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


Alternative Halloween
festival is planned
The First Baptist Church and
More-2-Life Ministries will host
their annual Fall Fest in Flagler
.Park #6 on Monday,. Oct. 31,
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. This
year's Halloween alternative fes-
tival is open to all ages and
appropriate costumes. There
will be games, food and candy
provided..For information, call
(863) 763-2171.

Grace Christian
Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools has K-3


openings at this time. For informa-
tion, call Grace Christian Schools
at (863) 763-3072.

Food pantry
has reopened
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave., is open again. It is
located in the back parking lot of
the church. The temporary gray
box is stocked and ready for any-
one who needs food. All you
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day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
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and older must be vaccinated
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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 Vie, of Burman
Rd. Please call to identify
(863)484-0313
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
;CUR DOG- F, 9 months old,
red w/white blaze. Vic of U-
Save on 9/14.
(863)228-0580/634-4480.
CUR DOG, Female, Red w/
white blaze, last seen near.U-
save. "Suzie" Missing on 9/14.
863-228-0580/634-4480
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
1 Hemingway 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-
tion, Broken timer.
(863)673-1371
GERMAN SHEPHERD- 4 year
old. Free To Good Home
Only (863)634-1239


ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Walpole's Safety Department
is looking for an
outgoing personality with
strong customer service
orientation. The candidate
should have the ability to
handle multiple
priorities, have strong com-
munication and organiza-
tional skills and an attention
to detail. Proficient computer
skills are a must. Bilingual
English/Spanish is a plus.
Send resume to:
ptougas@walpoleinc.com
Fax: (863)763-7874,
or apply in person:
Walpole Inc.,
269 NW 9th Street.
APPLIANCE SERVICE CO
Needs CUSTOMER SERVICE
RER Must be able to work
Saturday (863)467-4007.
Banking
SunTrust
Teller
815 South Parrott
Okeechobee
Full time Teller needed
in our Okeechobee of-
fice. Qualified candi-
dates will have at least
6 months recent heavy
cash handling along
with retail sales -experi-
ence.
If you are interested in
an exciting company
that offers profit shar-
ing, 401K matching
funds, competitive
medical, dental and
other major benefits
please drop off your
resume Mon-Fri be-
tween 10am-2pm. You
may also apply online
at www.suntrustjobs.com
Drug-free Workplace
and Equal Opportunity
Employer. M/F/DNV.
CARPENTERS., LABORERS
& TRANSPORT COMPANIES
Drug free work place. Apply in
person at: Wooley's Sheds
2570 NW 16th Blvd
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454
CLUB HOUSE
MANAGER
People skills & references
necessary. Living
accommodations avail.
Send resume to:
Okeechobee Golf & CC
405 N.E. 131t Lane
Okeechobee, FL 34972
COMMUNITY
LIAISON/MA
FT. Exp. with HIV/AIDS
and knowledge of com-
munity resources help-
ful. Bilingual pref. Must
have valid FL driver's lic.
and good driving record.
Apply at FL Community
Health Centers, Inc.
15858S.W. Warfield.
Blvd., Indiantown, or fax
resume to
(772)597-4194.
EE/DFWP
Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply. in
person after 1f a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee
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1Electrician:
Service Electrician for
IPetroleum Industry,
ILocal work. Must have
Igood driving record, DFWP '
IBenefits, 401k, Pd hol & vac
.Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689
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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/f & P/fT
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
Equipment Operators
Wanted, Okeechobee &
Martin County area.
772-260-3542
Equipment Operators
Needed Loader & Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818-2521
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


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Prime Grove & Development Acreage
* Excellent Income and Development Potential
* Located in Highlands County, in the heart of
Central Florida, this property boasts over
three miles of frontage on SR-70.
Parcels range from 30 to 160 acres.
Buy one parcel or buy the entire tract.
Features 5000' Airstrip and access to
over 18 miles of navigable waterways.
Take advantage of the tax incentives and
benefits grove ownership offers.
Broker participation and 1031
exchangess welcome.
Atj'ction Site: American Legion Placid Post 25
1490 US-27 North Lake Placid, FL.


Broker Participation
Welcome.


ICall for information & due diligence packet
800-257-4161
www.higgenbotham.com
M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI, FLLic#AU305/AB158 .


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Central Florida Income & Development
Real Estate offered in 26 Parcels
* Located in Highlands County, in the heart of
Central Florida. This property has over four
miles of road frontage including 1 mile
on U.S. 27.
* Parcels range from 8.7 Ac. w/ CB Home to
50 acres. Shop & Maintenance Bldg.
Buy one parcel or buy the entire tract.
* Features 10 operating wells 8" 14".
* Take advantage of the tax incentives and
benefits grove ownership offers.


Auction Site:
American Legion
Placid Post 25
1490 US-27
N. Lake Placid, FL.


*GCall for Informaltion & due diligence packet
800-257-4161
M.E. ^ e www.higgenbotham.com
M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI, FL Lic,#AU305/ABi58


KITTENS 2 black, free to good
homes. Prematurely born on
7/20. Litter trained & good w/
other animals. Will deliver
(863)824-8787
KITTENS- cute, adorable,
cuddly, good with kids and
dogs, litter trained, to good
homes, call (863)467-6192
KITTENS, 5, Males & Females.
2 Calico, 3 Black & White.
* Free to good home.
(863)467-2887
LAB, Black, 6 mo. old. Male.
Great w/kids, housebroken. Al-
lergic. To good home. Pure
bred. 863)697-6327
SCRAPE WOOD: 5 Loads. All
sizes. Free, you haul.
(863)467-8667






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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



BEST JOB EVER
NationalCompany
now hiring 18-25 guys
& gals to travel U.S.
with fun company.
MTV road rules
atmosphere. Paid
training if you can
start immediately. Call
863-763-3185
AskforJelka
Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm

AGRICULTURE
Classic Turf/Greenbrier Farms
SHOP MECHANICS (2)
Gas & Diesel engine exp.
req'd. Benefits, 401 K, Drug
Free Env. Salary based on exp..
Send resume to: PO Box 129,
Lake Placid, FL 33862


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DOMINO'S PIZZA IN OKEECHOBEE IS NOW HIRING
* Drivers
High gas prices? No worries! Our mileage reimbursement
goes up with the gas prices! Work part time hours make
full time pay take CA$H home daily.
* Customer Service Representatives
Assist the Management Team in performing Customer
service and production tasks. If you are people oriented and
energetic, we'd like to hear from you!
Join the Winning Team apply in person at the
Okeechobee location!




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:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

PERSONAL ASSISTANT WANTED
GREAT OPPORTUNITY!! BENEFITS!!
For a 3 acre Resort in Lake Port. Highly motivated and a
self starter. Advertising and Marketing skills required. No
physical limitations. Great communications & computer
skills. Must love nature & animals. Able to travel the U.S.
(optional). Fax resume to Tim at Adventure Tour of South
Florida 863-946-1185

CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK
The Okeechobee Utility Authority is seeking one or
more applicants with a strong background in com-
puters. Must have High School Diploma or equiva-
lent with strong customer service communication
skills and must be able to balance daily cash
drawer. Applicants with working experience in ac-
counts receivable, balancing, and related activities
are desirable. Must be able to effectively under
pressure with frequent interruptions, and work 40
hours per week with overtime if necessary. Must
agree to payroll payment by way of direct deposit.
An Equal Opportunity Employer A Drug-Free
Workplace. Applications available at 100 SW 5th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL. Applications accepted
until positions) filled.

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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

RAULERSON HOSPITAL
We have'immediate openings for:
Dietary Techs PT
Housekeepers FT & PRN
Groundskeeper PT
If you are a motivated team player looking for em-
ployment with excellent benefits that include
company paid retirement, 401K and stock pur-
chase plan please stop by Human Resources,
1796 Highway 441, North to complete an em-
ployment application. For additional information
about employment opportunities log on to our
website at www.raulersonhospital.com
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS)
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR The City of Okeechobee is now
accepting applications for a full-time Accounts Supervisor. A
complete job description and application packet can be ob-
tained by contacting the City Clerk's Office at City hall, 55 SE
3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, FL, (863)763-3372 x 215, or
www.cityofokeechobee.com. Applications must be returned
by 4:30pm on Thursday, October 13, 2005. Successful can-
didates are required to pass a pre-employment substance
screening/physical. Drug free workplace/EOE/ADA. Lane
Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk/Personnel Administrator.
Drivers



EARN 40k-50k / YEAR
Be Home Every Night!


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FARM RANCH MECHANIC
General repairs for farm equip.
including heavy equip. Exp
with tools, Valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Place. (863)634-9446

CURATOR'S
ASSISTANT
MANATEE CENTER
Graduate of a business
school or college w/ a 2-yr.
degree is des'd. 4-yrs. exp.
working w/ the public and/or
managing & 2 yrs. in a highly
computerized environment
working w/ Microsoft Word,
Excel & Print Shop
Publishing is req'd. $13.39 -
$20.15 with exc. benefits.
Complete application on line
at www.fpua.com
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP

HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: Oct. 24th
Train in Florida
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement Assistance
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com
HELP WANTED
Experience in Aluminum and
Carpentry
(863)634-2044.
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
Only Qualified and Experienced
need apply.
Apply in person,at
EMORY WALKER CO. INC.
208 S.W. 5th Avenue
Okeechobee
Top Pay, 401K,
Paid Vacation, & Medical


INSURANCE CLERK For busy
physicians office. Experience
necessary. Excellent benefits.
(863)763-4011


(863)946-1742 for more info.
Mechanic/Mechanics
Assistant .
P/T & F/T Position
863-610-0852
METAL FRAMER/CARPENTER
Experienced only
(772)201-8715
Need CDL Driver, clean MVR,
mechanical skills, that likes a
variety of local work.
Exp./skill pays more.
(863)467-9929
SNEW CHRISTIAN
PRE-SCHOOL To Open in Fall
Now Hiring 1 Lead Teacher
for the 2 yr. old class &
2 Teachers Aide positions.
Call (863)763-7770 to apply.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
SCALE MASTER
Must be 21 yrs of age.
Excellent benefits. Apply at:
Okeechobee Landfill
10800 NE 128th Ave
No Phone Calls Please.
EOE/DWFP
Truck Drivers Needed
Must have Class A CDL
license. Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett FeedCo.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee
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in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified.



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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
DFWP



CNA/HHA, COMPANION
Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
(772)466-9199
Work is in Okeechobee
LPN/MA full time needed for
busy derm. office, great
salary & benefits. Fax re-
sume 772-879-9970.

PATIENT ACCT. REP
Computer exp.
needed. Bilingual
English/Spanish pref.
Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to
(863)357-2991 or
apply at FL Commu-
nity Health Centers,
1100 N. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
EOE/DFWP

PHYSICIANS CHOICE
PER DIEM RN's
We are growing FAST!
Physicians's Choice,
a certified & licensed home
health agency has immediate
openings to do home visits.
Medicare experience preferred.
Fax Resume to:
772-468-5958
EOE. HHA 216070961



OKEECHOBEE HEALTHY
START COALITION
Is searching for Childbirth
Educators. Applicants must
have State and National
Certification. Bi-Lingual
preferred, not required. Call
Carol Staley (863)462-5877

Financial




Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteedincome from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as'well as.
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435







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



NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Call 863-467-4734.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books I Magazine. 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Lawn Ornaments
These eight adorable lawn ornaments are sure to sur-
prise and delight everyone. Imagine them in the gar-
den, on the lawn, in a flower bed or even in a child's
room. Ideal for beginning do-it-yourselfers, all that's
required is some scrap lumber, a saw, sandpaper and
paint and sealer (if they're going to be displayed out-
doors). Simply trace the patterns onto wood, cut out,
sand, paint and seal; ;
The completed lawn ornaments range in size from
12 to 16 inches tall.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions, full-size traceable patterns, materials lists and
painting guides for eight lawn ornaments.
Lawn Ornaments plan (No. 14) ... $9.95
Lawn Fun Package (No. C110)
Three other projects ... $19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add. $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send.w/ check'to: include your name,
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AIR CONDITIONER- 24,000
BTU's, Works good $150.
(863)467-4366
AIR CONDITIONERS- 15,000
BTU's Works good $75.
(863)467-4366
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
3V2 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)75a-5053


FIRE ENGINE TOY Wind up,
at least 100 yrs old. $500
(863)467-1325
PRINTERS DRAWER with
over 100 collectibles inside.
Mosty 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
SINGER SEWING MACHINE-
Treadle, beautiful, with table,
asking $100
(863)467-6192.


CHEST FREEZER- Small,
Works good. $75.
(863)357-2803
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- Purchased new in
'03 from Sears. $100.
(863)673-1371


TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
168. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788 / 634-9119



LEARNING LIBRARY Young
Students, 23 volume set +
atlas. $40 (407)436-1901



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


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


ADULT/KIDS CLOTHES 16
banana boxes & 2 garbage
bags full. Will separate or
$400 for all (772)597-0146 ,
BOYS WINTER CLOTHES-
18mo.-2year Excellent con-
dition $15. takes all.
(863)763-6131
WEDDING GOWN- Formal,
Ivory, size 6, battenburg lace
& pearls, $250
(863)763-0252 leave mes-
sage..


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



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


LAPTOP- Dell, Pentium 4, In-
spiron 9100, 17", 100gb,
with extras, $1700 or best
offer (863)467-7076 Iv msg.


BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-2110
BED- King size, Serta mat-
tress, Box springs & frame.
Good condition $250.
(863)801-3412
BED- Mechanical, $95 or best
offer (863)697-0333.
BED, Twin w/drawers below.
$50. (863)824-0945
BEDROOM SET- Queen size
Head/foot board, Dress
w/mirror, Nightstand, Desk &
Chair $500. (863)675-3834
CRAF.TMATIC BED w/Massag-
er. $300 (863)467-2999


MINI DOXIE- male, neutered,
2yrs old, Dapple, $200 seri-
ous inqui'rie's only.
(863)699-2261.
MINI DOXIES- AKC, blk/tan,
M/F, taking deposits, ready
November, $450.
(863)699-2261
MINIATURE DACHSHUND-lyr
old female, red, long hair, AKC
& CKC reg. Wonderful inside
pet $350 (863)675-7662
MINIATURE PINSCHERS, AKC
9 wks. Adorable. Black/Tan, 2
M. Tails docked, 2nd shots.
$350 863-946-3857 Lake Port
PIT BULL PUPS- great around
horses & cows, 2M-1EF UTD
on all shots, $150
(863)763-7446
PITBULL Female, 8mos,
needs family without small
pets. Loves kids, very alert
$100 neg. (863)484-0313


Coatrack, (dark), LazyBoy re-
cliner, hutch (maple color),
tv trays (maple), $270 will
sell sep. (863)763-0215
END TABLES, (2), heavy,
wood, $30 will sell separate-
ly. (863)675-1070
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 & MATCHING
CHAIR- very nice condition,
asking $30 (863)763-7613.
LOVESEAT, double, reclining,
teal corduroy, $35.
(863)675-1634 Iv. msg.
MOVING, MUST SELL!!!
7 pc. Qu. Bdrm. Set, Wood &
brass $600., Oak Dinette w/4
chairs $150., Dinette Set,
wood Antique White w/6
chairs & matching hutch
$1000 Firm. & Many items For
info. 863-467-8660
Queen Bed, brass headboard,
$100. (863)467-9413
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.
ROCKER RECLINER: Lane,
Brown, Swivel. Very good con-
dition. $85. (863)357-1560
Triple Dresser, w/ Ig. mirror,
light brown, 3 sm. drawers &
4 1g. 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. (77 )462-2211


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



POWER CHAIR- Golden Alant'e
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1000 neg 863-634-9620


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


LIGHTS, (2), stained glass,
swag, $30 will sell sep.
(863)675-1070


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

GLASS INSULATOR COLLEC-
TION, $75. (407)436-1901 or
email rhetthat@yahoo.com



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


AMAZON PARROT- Male,
Orange wing, $350.
(863)673-1567
BEAGLE- Male, 2yrs old, Trl-
colored. C.K.C. papers,
Loves kids, House broke,
$150 863-484-0314 Lv msg
Cockatiel, female, 4 mos. old,
cage, book, toys & food, can
wolf whistle, $200.
(863)983-7288 Iv.msg.
DOG PEN Chain link, 4 pan-
els, 10x6 + door. .$100
(863)467-3645
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- 7 wks,
tails off, Females $250
(863)675-2844


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are more suessfull



WANTED: FL ART
' A.E. Backus, H. Newton,'
Highwaymen Art. Paying
$200-$5000 (772)562-5567
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestoek. 855
Poultry/Supplies 60
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)763-3631



FARM-ALL CUB New rear
rims/tires, eng. & carb. 5' belly
mower, disc in back blade. Run
perfect $4K 863-763-2763
GAS GRILL- 3 rack, 1 yr old,
$75 (561)983-0950.
PUSH MOWER- Self propelled,
clean, like new, runs good,
$100 or best offer
(863)467-7428.
RIDING LAWN MOWER'98
Snapper, 9h/p. Runs good, like
new condition $450 or best of-
fer (863)517-1177
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $475.
(863)697-2033.
WEED EATER Home Lite,
gas, good shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-7428


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


RED MINIATURE PINCHER-
Male, with papers. $600
(863)697-9805
RING NECK PARROTS (2)
olive green, $250 for both or
will sep. (863)946-3585
SHIH TZU PUPPIES (2) 8
wks. old. Females. Brown &
White. $250.863-675-7105
SUGAR GLIDER- Male, $65.
(863)673-1567


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
(863)983-7751 .
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.



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


BOW- 'High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
GOLF BALLS (100) $40.
(863)697-1939



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



TV, Magnavox, Color, Con-
sole. 27"? Works & Looks
good. $75.(863)357-1560


GENERATOR: Generac, 22500
surge, 15000 continuous, 30
hp, elec. start. $2000.
S(863)467-5616
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $250
(863)467-4124



VACUUM CLEANER Small
$10 (863)447-0002

nVHSDVD' 073


Rentals



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



ANCIENT OAKS- Adorable
2br, 1ba, A/C, Heat, Carport,
Front porch, Util. incl,
amenities, pet ok, avail
10/01/05 (863)441-4230
BUCK HEAD RIDGE 2br, 1ba
Nice! On canal. $975 mo. No
pets. For more info call
(561)746-0448 or 352-5977
CBS, '03, 3/2, acre, fenced, no
inside pets, non-smoking en-
vironment, $1250 mo., incl.
lawn service, pest control &
water softener service. Call
467-0756 or 697-0951.
OKEE- 3br, 1ba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area.
Near Blue Heron. No pets
$1200. mo. + 1st, last,
$500. sec dep to move in
(863)610-1000
OKEECHOBEE on Hwy. 70 W.
3 Bdrm., 2 Bath. on 10 Acres.
Horses & Pets Welcome.
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfrbnt,
clean & quiet, from $600.
(863)824-2248(772)215-2757
Remodeled, 2 Story, Wood
Framed Home 4/1. Porch,
Fenced yard, shed, corner'lot.
863-763-4999/561-248-8139
TREASURE ISLAND: 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba, Garage, on Canal w/Boat
Slip. $1300 mo. + 1st, last &
sec. deo. 561-818-8692


Roommat


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


BEAUTIFUL, 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba,
Remodeled house on acre lot
(great view) Convenient, in
town 2800 sq. ft. under air.
Real wood floors, wood deck,
pool. $389K by owner.
(863)697-6853 ,
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, cor-
ner lot, nice neighborhood,
asking $165,000
(863)634-0272..
OKEECHOBEE- Spacious
2700 sf 4/2, in SW area, 1
acre, w/Grandfather Oaks, in
ground pool, $350,000 Own-
er/Agent (863)634-1893.
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $109,000.
(863)357-2602
VENUS, Log Cabin home, 3br,
2ba, 1 1/4 acre, New front
porch & roof. Exc water sys,
$137,000. (863)465-2281


BEAUTIFUL 40 acre ranches.
Located Hwy 98 N. Close to
town, lots of game. Improved
pasture & partially wooded.
21,500 per acre
(863)634-6110/634-6071
IDEAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
193 Acres. Well, electric. 4
mi from town on Hwy 98 N.
Close to school. $20K per
acre. (863)634-6110
(863) 634-6071


Viking Estates (2) 1.5 acre,
$39,900 & $59,900 for a
corner, owner motivated,
C-21.561-602-6283.


We Buy & Sell Vacant Lots
www.vacantlotsusa.com
800-339-0413/866-958-cash


Mobile Homes



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



BHR 2/2 Like new, on canal.
Lake Okeechobee access.
$1000 mo, 1st, last & sec.
Unfurnished. (561)202-7702
OKEE- D/W, 3br, 2ba, on the
water. $1100. mo. + 1st,
last $600. Sec dep., 2547
SE 32nd St. (863)634-3312
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okeechobee 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets. $1100 mo
1st&sec. dep. 561-236-9003



AQUA ISLES Lot J-10. All
Appliances included, furnished,
Walking distance to river.
$7500 (863)885-1053
BUCK HEAD RIDGE: NICE 2
Bdrm., 2 Ba. MH & Land.
Must see to appreciate.
$79,000. (863)467-1516
Park Model, w/Fla. room &
carport, Lot 26, Vantage
Oaks, immed possession,
(863)763-2144
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Recreation



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



BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $500 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
JON BOAT: 12 Ft.'w/Trailer.
$300 (863)228-2123
MOHAWK CANOE 16'- with
trailer & gas 1.5HP engine,
$850 (863)763-7695.
NEW 16' BASS BOAT- 90HP
Merc, live wells, fish finder,
trolling mtr, trir, & cover
S$.15,500 (941)716-9654.
PONTOON BOAT, 22' Crest w/
trailer, 60 hp Mercury w/stain-
less steel propeller. Low
hours. $9500 (863)357-2704
PONTOON BOAT '99 2Oft,
Smoker Craft, 50hp Johnson
o/b. Trolling motor w/trailer
$8000 (863)357-0028,
TRI HULL BOAT- 14" with trir,
and 55hp Homelite motor,
Collectors item, $400 or best
offer (863)234-6040.


ROCKWOOD ULTRA LIGHT '99
25', w/bunks, excellent condi-
tion, ready to use w/ extras
$6999 neg. (863)674-0785
WILL TRADE '04 Fleetwood
Discovery, 39', 3 slides for
Real Estate. $150,000. to-
wards trade. (863)414-2346
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the word around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people



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


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

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



GO-CART- Silver Fox, 2 seat,
Used very little. $800.
(863)357-2803


MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
(561)684-9007.
,TERRY 5TH WHEEL- 36',
Comfortable to live in. New
tires good cond. No slides
$4000. 954-629-6766


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A DONATED CAR, truck, boat
or trailer. (any kind) can
mean vocational training for
someone in an alcohol &
drug program or transporta-
tion for a single parent fami-
ly. Tax deductible, prompt
pick up. (866)855-0902.
Stepping Stones Christian
Ministries.
BUICK RIVIERA '92 2dr
coup, extra clean, noisy mo-
tor that needs replacing.
$475 (863)673-1635

0Do0t Miss

This One
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
CHEVY CAMARO '92- R/S
Anniversary Edition.
Runs & looks great. $2500 or
best offer (863)227-2013
'CHEVY CAVALIER- '96, 2
door, A/C, Tinted windows
approx 135K, $2500.
(239)657-4348
CHEVY CORSICA '92-3.1 en-
gine, runs & drives great.
Needs front brake work $750
neg. (928)202-0013 Okee
DODGE AVENGER SPORT '99-
auto, pw, pl, V6, cold AC,
96K, $3000 (863)467-7076
leave message.
DODGE NEON- '2000, 4 dr,
72K, Tinted windows, Clean,
A/C, Runs good. $6000.
.(863)610-0969
FORD CONTOUR '96 Cold
a/c, good condition, runs
well $1300 or best offer
(239)503-4838
FORD MUSTANG 1992,
Coupe, 4 cyl, w/5 speed &
cold air, $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-3055
FORD TAURUS 1991, Ice Cold
Air, Excellent running condi-
tion. $2000. (863)467-7581
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., new tires, cold
a/c, asking $1000.
863-801-6033




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

NISSAN NX 2000 '93 Wht,
5spd, ac/pf, t bar roof, tinted
win, cd, 140K mi, rebuilt trans.
$1250 863-677-0459 An-
drew
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1988,
Metallic Blue, 305, Runs great.
Needs a computer. $500. Call
Corey @ (863)673-6081


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 F150 1986, 4x4, 18" of
lift, 44" tires, 460 engine,
$2500 or best offer,
663-634-2662
JEEP WAGONER- '84, Fair
condition, Runs good. $500
or best offer. (863)675-8074


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.


AIRAID INTAKE SYSTEM- Fits
'01-'02 Chevy Heavy Duty,
6.0 Engine. $200 or best of-
fer. (863)634-1668
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.


Warehouse
Space


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Automobiles I



Automobiles 40051
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive. 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 40701


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
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
(863)467-8856.
SUPER CHIP- #2715 fits '96-
'03 Chevy 4.8L, 5.0, 5.3,
5.7, 6.0, 7.4 & 8.1 $200. or
best offer (863)634-1668
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 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, NC, Auto.,
New Carb., New tires, 2
Tone Blue. $2500 Firm.
(863)467-8254
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500. neg. (863)697-2032
FORD RANGER, '90, runs
great, camper top, clean,
good body, $1500 or best
offer. (954)775-7517


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
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569-6285


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


,Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



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 October31,2005 for the pro-
ject known as the American Legion
SShelter Retrofit.
There will be a mandatory pre-bid confer-
ence at the job site located at 600 Riv-
er Rd SW Moore Haven at 2:00 P.M.
on October 20,2005.
Bids are to be delivered by mail to Glades
County Emergency Management, Post
Office Bonx 68o Moore Haven, Florida
33471 or in personto 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven 33471. Plans may be
obtained at the above address or at the
office of H.L. Bennett, PE at 241 Yeo-
mans Avenue, Laeelle, Florida 33935.
Glades County reserves the rightto reject
any or all bids and to award contract'
to the lowest or best Bidder.
87636 CB,CGS, 10/6,13/2005
ON 9/29,30/2005
10/lsttthru 12th/2005


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