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Vol. 96 No. 283


Monday, October 10, 2005


504 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 today.
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 man-
ning 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.

Inside
New Endeavor
offers Pre-K
If you've been to New
Endeavor High School since it
was converted to its present
form, you've probably seen the
high school side. Chances are
you have never, crossed over
'into the little kid side. To do so
is to enter into a whole other
world. There are lots of bright,
smiling little faces there, and
they all want to run up and give
you a hug or greet you with a
beaming smile and a wave.
We offer a wonderful pro-
gram for young minds at New
Endeavor. The New Endeavor
Pre-K program, under the
direction of lead teacher
Donna Kersey, offers 4 year old
children a full program of
school readiness. They focus
on traditional socialization
skills in addition to focusing on
counting, the alphabet, recita-
tion of days of the week and
months of the year.
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Drought Index
Current: 411
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.59 feet

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

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Survivlors sought In quake


Volunteers: Angels of mercy help storm victims


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Joining the ranks of those who volunteered to help Hurricane Rita victims in the Gulf
states were these three angels of mercy nurses from Raulerson Hospital. Louise
Powers, R.N. (left); Sharon Grillo, R.N. (center, left); and Patti Kilgore, R.N. (center,
right) spent a week at Conroe (Texas) Regional Medical Center from Sept. 22-29 help-
ing victims of Hurricane Rita. Chief nursing officer Brian Melear (right) arranged for the
nurses to make the voluntary trek.

Local nurses travel to Conroe, Texas


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
After hearing the news of'the
devastation that followed Hurri-
cane Katrina's path along the Gulf
states, many wanted to go and help
this segment of the nation's hurting
people.
Such was the case for three
nurses at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. However, getting
into the disaster zone was nearly
impossible with airlines and road
traffic cut off.
So when Hurricane Rita was
heading in a similar direction and
had reached Level 5 hurricane sta-
tus on Sept. 21, the hospital's cor-
porate office in Nashville, Tenn. -
Hospital Corporation of America
(HCA) made plans to send help
ahead of time. They quickly asked
for volunteers from their several
hospitals across the nation. HCA
owns 190 hospitals.
The Okeechobee nurses joined
a group of 21 other nurses in Dallas.
In total, 48 nurses went to Texas
from Florida, California, Colorado
and other states. They were gath-
ered by the All About Staffing
agency that HCA uses. The agency
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Fritz Guthrie, Conroe Regional
Medical Center, Conroe, Texas
Raulerson Hospital employee Sharon Grillo, R.N. (seat-
ed) volunteered her nursing skills in Conroe, Texas to
help patients who were evacuated during Hurricane
Rita. Two other local nurses joined her in Texas -
Louise Powers and Patti Kilgore. Also helping out was
Conroe Regional Medical Center emergency room
director Marie Craig (right), Mike Hathorn, R.N. of El
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News Briefs Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is today


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

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

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 Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W.
If you know someone that has
not received an invitation and is eli-
gible to attend, make a copy of
your invitation or contact Betty
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 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-
rott Ave.
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.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.
Airboaters helping
in recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Association
asks that the websites --
www.flairboat.com and www.air-
boatworld.com be the primary
contact points for those interested
in volunteering their airboats to
assist in Hurricane Katrina recov-


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


Tallahassee The Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) is sponsoring the fifth
annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities
Day" on Oct. 10 to encourage the
public to take a greater stand in
keeping themselves and their loved
ones from becoming a vehicular
crash fatality. The goal is to unite
Florida in achieving one full day of


Nurses

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took care of temporary licenses for
the nurses and the travel arrange-
ments.
Hurricane Rita was headed for
the Galveston/Houston area. As she
crossed the Gulf of Mexico, she
increased to a Category 5 storm.
The plan was to get extra medical
professionals placed at an inland
hospital to where affected people
most likely would be transported.
Fortunately, when Rita came
ashore on Sept. 24, she had
dropped in intensity to a Category 3
storm. She had turned northward,
missing a direct hit on Houston.
But she caused storm surge flood-
ing and wind damage in south-
western Louisiana and extreme
southeastern Texas.
"Based on lessons learned fol-
lowing Katrina, HCA decided to
send in nurses ahead of time," said
Bill Casian, public relations director
at Raulerson Hospital. Following
Katrina, HCA sent medical staff into
Tulane University Hospital, Missis-
sippi, which was as close to the
Katrina disaster area they could get.
In Okeechobee on Sept. 21,
Raulerson Hospital's chief nursing
officer Brian Melear rallied the nurs-
ing staff. He asked for volunteers to
go to Conroe Regional Medical
Center (CRMC) in Conroe, Texas,
40 miles north of Houston. Three
registered nurses volunteered -
Louise Powers, Sharon Grillo and
Patti Kilgore.
Other nurses at Raulerson vol-
unteered to fill the schedule for the
three nurses who would be gone
for a week, from Sept. 22-29.
On Sept. 22, the very next day,
the three boarded a plane and flew
to Dallas. They flew on another
plane to Ellington Air Force Base,
and from there, flew via a Black-
hawk helicopter, commissioned by
HCA, to Conroe. Eleven other nurs-
es were onboard the helicopter.
"We felt we were welcomed
and appreciated," said Ms. Powers.
These angels: of mercy all said
they had a bit more to offer, having


zero traffic deaths by encouraging
safer behavior and actions and by
promoting safer roadways.
Nationally, traffic crashes cause
an average of 115 fatalities every
day that's one death every 13
minutes. In 2004, Florida experi-
enced 3,257 fatalities and 2,936
fatal crashes on its highways.
Motor vehicle fatalities are the,lead-


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ing cause of death for all Floridians
ages 5 to 34.
"Whether as a driver, passen-
ger, pedestrian or cyclist, by work-
ing together in a concerted effort,
we can make a difference to stop
these tragedies on Florida's roads,"
said FDOT Secretary Denver Stutler.
"Drive as if your life depends on it."
A total of 24,109 people died on


Florida's highways from 1997
through 2004. Nationwide, 76 per-
cent of all fatal crashes occur on
two-lane roads while only 14 per-
cent of crashes occur on roads
with four or more lanes. In Florida,
33 percent of major roads, exclud-
ing the Interstate, are two lanes.
The good news is that by taking
pro-active steps, the public can


Special to the Okeechobee News/Fritz Guthrie, Conroe Regional Medical Center, Conroe, Texas
Three local nurses volunteered at Conroe Regional Medical Center a 322-bed hospital in
Conroe, Texas in the wake of Hurricane Rita. Louise Powers, Sharon Grillo and Patti Kil-
gore work at Raulerson Hospital, a member of Hospital Corporation of America. The Conroe
hospital belongs to the same group.


been through the hurricanes that
ripped through Okeechobee last
year.
"We wanted to help with Katri-
na, and when we heard Rita was
on the way, it was an opportunity
for us to help," said Mrs. Grillo. She
said the patients appreciated the
nurses from Florida coming to help
them. Many said, "You must be
experts" at helping out after a hurri-
cane. She said many of the staff in
Texas had the same refrain and
looked upon them as being in the
know.-
The Conroe hospital is a 322-
bed HCA hospital that expanded its
capacity by about 100 patients a
day to care for the added people
affected by Hurricane Rita. Most of
the patients had been brought in
from nursing homes through trans-
fer or brought by family members.
Others were evacuees who got ill
during the long, tedious road trip.
"Many became dehydrated
when it took 10 hours or more to
make what normally is a one-hour
trip," Ms. Powers said.
Mrs. Grillo said some of the
patients seen in the emergency
room had been displaced from
Katrina and those from nursing
homes had few options of places to
go.
The hospital became a tempo-
rary home for patients, their family,
the staff and their families.
"We were all given free food
and a place to sleep," Ms. Powers


said.
"More than 6,000 meals were
provided free to those who stayed
at the facility," Fritz Guthrie, director
of marketing and community rela-
tions at CRMC, wrote in an article..
Some family members stayed in
patient rooms on cots or slept in
Chairs, while others stayed in class-
rooms and ancillary rooms of the
hospital.
"We were on call 24 hours a day
and worked 16 hours at a time,"
said Ms. Powers.
The hospital had turned an
upgrade recovery room and the
Post Anesthesia Care Unit into
patient care rooms, and the operat-
ing room was only used for emer-
gency surgeries.
The trio of Okeechobee nurses*
took care of patients in various
areas of the hospital, wherever they
were needed. They said the Conroe
facility was very well organized and
it was a relatively smooth transition
to working there.
Ms. Powers said even though
they did not know where they were
geographically, it was helpful that
all the HCA equipment is universal
throughout their system. No matter
what HCA hospital a staff person
works in, they use the same equip-
ment.
"We were familiar with the
monitors, IV pumps all the med-
ical equipment," she said. The
nurses slept in sleeping bags for
two nights and on air mattresses.


While the facility was relatively
unharmed a few minutes of lost
power after a transformer blew -
outside were gas shortages and
hotels, filled up to the brim. An extra
emergency generator was avail-
able. After the storm, a taxi driver
told the nurses that trees were
down about 30 minutes away.
While the nurses were geared
up for the trip before they left, they
had to make sure family members
and friends were on board with
their decision to go. Once there,
they called home at least once a
day.
Ms. Powers said her 16-year-old
daughter was okay with her mom
going to a hurricane zone. "Getting
her okay was part of the equation,"
Ms. Powers said. Ms. Powers' sister
stayed with the girl while she was
gone.
"She was worried for me, but I
called her every night and reas-
sured her we were sent to a safe
zone, an inland hospital," she said.
Mrs. Grillo said her husband
does a great job in taking care of
their 7-year-old son. She said at first
her son was okay with her going,
but later he became worried about
his mom.
"About midweek he was con-
cerned and would say to his dad,
'We have to hurry and get home
and watch the TV We have to see
what's going on in Texas,'" Mrs.
Grillo said.
Ms. Kilgore said she did not tell


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ing a statistic. Driving defensively,
obeying the posted speed limits,
slowing down in bad weather and
in construction and school zones
and not drinking and driving are
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any of her family of friends right
away that she was going. But even-
tually told one person who told the
others anyway. She kept in contact
with them by phone.
Did the nurses' expectations
meet with the reality of what they
found after Hurricane Rita?
They said they expected the
worst but hoped for the best. Ms.
Kilgore said she didn't know what
to expect makeshift tents on the
ground outside the hospital or a
hospital filled beyond capacity. It
was better organized than she
expected and the confusion was
cut down to the minimum.
Ms. Powers said the worst part
for the people was that it took a
long time to evacuate the Houston
area and people who were not sick
became ill without medications or
fluids.
"They were not prepared to be
stuck out on the roads for hours for
what normally is a one-hour trip.
And people from nursing homes
became hot and had to be admit-
ted to a hospital. There was quite a
lot of that evacuation-related ill-
nesses," she said.
On the up side, Mrs. Grillo said,
"We belong to a company that is
able to pull in resources that a
smaller hospital would not be able
to bring in. It benefits the staff and
the patients and gave us the oppor-
tunity to help and have that experi-
ence."
Would they do it again?
"Yes," each nurse said, but with
a noticeable lull in their voices. Mrs.
Grillo explained.
"The reason for some hesita-
tion, we were hoping to be
involved with more critical care. I
guess we're adrenalin junkies."
The nurses laughed at themselves.
Mr. Melear chimed in, "We're
proud we have some staff mem-
bers who thrive on it [critical care].
They had a definite taste of it last
year. Okeechobee was fortunate in
a lot of ways," he said, pointing to
an empty metal building just north
of the hospital that used to be a
physician's office. It was damaged
in last year's hurricanes and the
physicians had to relocate their
offices.


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New Endeavor offers


new Pre-K
If you've been to New
Endeavor High School since it
was converted to its present
form, you've probably seen the
high school side. Chances are
you have never crossed over into
the little kid side. To do so is to
enter into a whole other world.
There are lots of bright, smiling
little faces there, and they all
want to run up and give you a
hug or greet.you with a beaming
smile and a wave.
We offer a wonderful pro-
gram for young minds at New
Endeavor. The New Endeavor
Pre-K program, under the direc-
tion of lead teacher Donna
Kersey, offers 4 year old children
a full program of school readi-
ness..They focus on traditional
socialization skills in addition to
focusing on counting, the alpha-
bet, recitation of days of the
week and months of the year.
This is a structured program that
offers children activities focusing
on fine and gross motor skills
and interpersonal interaction
that prove vital for later school
success.
In the New Endeavor Pre-K
program, each of the teachers
has a full-service classroom with
a teacher, an instructional aide,
and on-site bathrooms and
kitchen areas. These large class-
rooms are big enough to house
the special equipment used by
such programs and versatile
enough to be used for whatever
activity lead paraprofessionals
such as CarolSzenmentori, Mary
Thomas or Amanda Strickland
dream up.
Instructional aides such as


program
Ramona Ortega, Anna Shockley,
Gretchen Shuey, Betty Steele are
quickly at hand to help tie a small
shoe, call a parent with a won-
derful new accomplishment, or
offer to hold a small child's hand
on the way to the playground.
In this little world you see
order, structure, and a positive
atmosphere that is totally wel-
coming. These young ones are
achieving excellence through the
patience and care their teachers
demonstrate every day. One con-
tributor has been an invaluable
resource in this pursuit of excel-
lence, especially in our time of
need. We have had one teaching
position remain open since the
beginning of the school year, and
Shelly Doyle has served as so
much more than a substitute. We'
cannot thank her enough. Next
time you see Ms. Kersey, Ms.
Doyle, or any of these caring and
dedicated professionals, let them
know how much you appreciate
their effort with our most impres-
sionable youth, as they will even-
tually develop into the leaders of
Okeechobee in the years to
come.
The principal, faculty, and
staff welcome feedback about
the New Endeavor Pre-K pro-
gram and all of the exciting pro-
grams offered here. Interested
parents and community mem-
bers are encouraged to come
and visit or volunteer. Please con-
tact Andy Brewer, principal at
New Endeavor, with comments,
questions, and suggestions at
462-5125.


Obituary


Robert Knode Carter
Robert Knode Carter, age 78,
of Okeechobee, died Friday at
his residence. 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 Union #819
in West Palm Beach. He moved
to Okeechobee in 2003 coming
from Lake Worth.
He is pre-deceased by,; his,
wife of 52 years, Mary Edna
Carter.
He is survived by: 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; daughter, Joyce A.
(Albert) Haines of Macintosh; 10
grandchildren; two great grand-
children; and, brother George R.
Carter of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be on Monday,
Oct. 10, from 4 until 7 p.m., at
the Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory, 205 N.E.
2nd St. Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Proud senior
There's no mistaking that Jakea Smith is a member of the
senior class at Okeechobee High School. She has it
proudly displayed on her shirt. Ms. Smith joined other
members of the class of 2006 collecting and piling wood
for the school's annual homecoming bonfire.



Glades County Roundup


Republican
party to meet
The Republican Party of Glades
County will have their meeting Oct.
11, at 7 p.m., at the Moore Haven
Library. Everyone is invited. If you
have any questions, call Ruby Yock
at 946-1265.
Plans being made
for orange festival
The Lakeport Community Asso-
ciation will have a meeting on
Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the
community center. Plans are being
made for the Sour Orange Festival
to be held Feb. 1!, 2006. All mem-
bers are urged to attend.
Cook-off to take.
place on Oct.15
.The Fourth Annual Glades
County Cook-Off, sponsored by
Moore. Haven Auto Parts will take
place Oct, 15, in Perry Park, Moore
Haven. The event is called "Cook-
in on the Caloosahatchee" and all
proceeds from the cook-off will go
to Project Graduation, MHHS
Scholarship Foundation and FFA
Alumni Scholarship. The fee is
$100 per grill and 1st, 2nd and 3rd
place trophies will be given to
whoever cooks the best ribs. Judg-
ing will be held at 4 p.m. Rib or
chicken dinners with coleslaw and
baked beans will be served from
10:30 a.m. through 4 p.m., $7 a
plate or $12 a slab at Perry Park..
The barbeque proceeds will help


in obtaining new equipment and
gear for the Moore Haven Fire
Department. You may contact
Brian Bechtold at 946-0400 or
Kevin Bryant at 946-3006 for more
information.

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2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C

Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
$50 OFF Service $100 OFF Unit Replacement
(Qoes not apply w/any other discount)

ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services

ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
205 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide

AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
Including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON'
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase

COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 SE. 88th Trail
467-1107
,4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000

COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)

DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount

ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcle Repair Calls


FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)

GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount

GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount

FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase

MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #MA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing

PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor

PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free

TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares

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Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
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917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
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Tri-County Water Treatment
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110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
.10% Off Any City Water Treatment Package


Community Events

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S.
Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair, birth to 8 months
infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos, 3 year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided. However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4- and
5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County School
Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may download
them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org.



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Community Events

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working
in partnership with the community and local families in need, is
looking for volunteers to help complete construction on their first
house. Construction experience is appreciated but not required.
Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vol-
unteers are also needed to work on the following committees: pub-
lic relations, fundraising, legal advice, family support and volunteer
coordination'. An experienced bookkeeper is also needed. Call
(863) 357-1371 for information.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at
any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park
St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane
Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red
Cross receipt.

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

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest is open to public, private and parochial schools and
those who are home schooled and will start on :.thfirst day of
school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec I. This year's sub- -
ject for grades live through eight is "Benjamin Fradrikin: More than a
Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of BRen-
jamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World and the
Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astro-
nauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine through 12. American
Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History Medals will be
presented to the contestants. The winner from each school will
receive a monetary award. For information, call (863) 763-2492.

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. Parrott Ave.,
on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 5 until 8 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Scout
pack. The Scouts are selling tickets for buffet dinner and drink for $9
each. Restaurant patrons who buy their meals at the door may also
help the Scouts by asking to sit in the area of the restaurant manned
by the Scouts. All tips given to the celebrity waiters will go to the
Scout Pack.

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

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





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.Courtesy photo/"Strolling Down Country Roads"/Gordie Peer


Looking Back ...
The Okeechobee Livestock Market was started by the Okeechobee County Cattlemen's Association in 1939. It is locat-
ed near the railroad tracks on U.S. 98 North. The market currently offers two sales a week and the recent innovation of
video sales now offers calves to a national audience. The book "Strolling Down Country Roads" is now available at the
Okeechobee Historical Society, U.S. 98 N., or the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. 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
questions to: Okeechobee Historical Society, P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty Williamson at (863)
763-3850 or (863) 763-6226. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring
them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the
photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

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 infor-
mation, 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 militaryihfdormationdavailable. 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 information,
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 Rauler-
son 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 Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are 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.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984,
for the next camping site.


Community .Events

AARP drivers safety course planned
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will sponsor an
AARP driver safety course on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. both days. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check. The
event will be held behind the office of the Okeechobee County Tag
Agency, 307 N.W. Fifth Ave. Registration for these classes should be
done in advance. Participants do not have to be members of AARP,
or have AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited.
For 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. Second St.
There will be booths from various organizations in the community.
This fair is one of the events held in October to highlight Domestic
Violence Awareness Month. To participate in the health fair, call
Martha's House at (863) 763-2893.

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

Northside church hosting concert
The Northmen will be in concert at the Northside Baptist
Church, U.S. 441 N. at 98th Street, on Oct. 16 at 6,p.m. Everyoneis
welcome. For information, call (863) 763-7165.
L.O.A.A. to host ride
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will host a
ride at Cornwell on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. Participants are to
meet at the boat ramp. All area airboaters are welcome to bring
their lunch and spend the day riding with us. Cornwell is northwest
of Okeechobee off U.S. 98. For information, contact the Andersons
at (863) 763-6069.
Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a Contact Reflex Analysis and
Designed Clinical Nutrition Class on Monday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
The clinic is free to the public and will be held at his office at 916
W.N. Park St. For information, contact Dr. Douglas' office at (863)
763-4320.

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

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

Pet costume contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street is hosting a pet costume contest at the
Oct. 29 Fall Festival at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on
S.R. 70 E. Dress your pet for Halloween and enter them into the
contest. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-
MAIN.
Church plans Oktoberfest celebration
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, will host their 15th
annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 29. Lunch will be served from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked
beans, German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Tickets
are $5 each. There will also be a white elephant sale, cake walk,
50/50 drawing, prize giveaways, kids games and a country store.
For information, call (863) 763-5042.
Vendors needed for benefit
The Joshua Matute Family Transportation Benefit needs vendors
to set up in the Okeechobee City Park on Oct. 29. Vendors needed
include arts and crafts, food, drink and entertainment. There will
also be a baking contest and prize giveaways. For information, con-
tact Niki Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wetherington at (863)
763-3617.
Benefit barbecue is planned
The Good Spirits Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a barbecue
on Oct. 30 from 2 until 8 p.m. to benefit John and Connie Stanley,
who recently had their mobile home destroyed by fire. Pork, cole
slaw, potato salad, green beans and baked beans will be served.
The cost will be $5 per plate. For information, contact the Good
Spirits Lounge at (863) 763-2734.


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ARDNAS INC
EDMOND JEANNETTE
RAMNARINE REYNOLD
LEWIS BRANDON S & SHERRY L
CORLEY CARL ADDISON & CORLEY S
BROWN JOSEPH EARL & VENISE N
HAYNES LAWRENCE
PAGENTE JOSEPHINE
AJDM ENTERPRISES INC
WILLIAMS BYRON L & VANESSA H
ANTOINE EWALD J
PAYNE LARRY R & JEANNE A
MUNDT LINDA K TRUSTEE
STRINGER NEIL S & ANDREA M
STRINGER NEIL S & ANDREA M
YOUNG PERRY E
COLLINS,JEFFREY L
COLLINS JEFFREY L
C H L HOLDINGS INC
COPE MITCHELL A & MARIA JOVITA -
HAMLIN SHARON W & ETAL
CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK
JONES BRENDA BUSSCHER
JONES BRENDA BUSSCHER
RICHMOND ORA W & SHARON L
SE 26TH
LANG JAMES K & DENICE
COOPER AUDREY L TRUSTEE
WEEKS LARRY STEVE JR
SCOTT KATHY
SCOTT KATHY
GORDINEER FREDERICK DENNIS


Street
SE 29TH
NW 254TH
NW 244TH


St. Type
ST
ST
ST


Name
BUTTERBAUGH LLOYD W & VIOLET G
SEB 105 LLC
SEB 105 LLC
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
COURTHOUSE PLAZA LLC
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R,TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
WATFORD DOWLING R TRUSTEE &
BLACK DAVID
CLEVELAND NEVATER
EDEN DELGADO PA'
EDEN DELGADO PA
GARCIA LUIS
GARCIA LUIS
BENDER SHANNON & PETTIT KATHY
ESTRADA ELI & MARIA
THOMAS RUBIN
LEVANDOSKI SCOTT F & CHRISTINE
LEVANDOSKI SCOTT F & CHRISTINE
REIDENBACH TAMMY
RAMNARAIN KAWAL P & BIBI S
CANERDY STEVEN D & FRANCINE
C H L HOLDINGS INC
HURST KELLIE A
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
GRAY MYRTLE
COFFEY JOHN W II & PATRICIA
MONTAGNA DONALD S & MONTAGNA
GRIFFIN ANGELA R
GRIFFIN ANGELA R-
RYALS LINDA J & BOOTH JOHN
SHOTGUN SPORTS INC
MILLER MELVIN & ADEAN
BUSH STEVEN R & JEARRI J
ROCHEFORT ALLEN A
DUVALSAINT FREGENS G & MYRIAM
BLACKFORD GARLAND H
GONZALEZ LUIS & LLANIO-
HAINES WILLIAM A
SYLVESTRE KENNY & MARIE MONA
FONVIL MAGALIE
BERNARD PIERRE-MICHEL & JUDITH
FONVIL LAMERCIE
SHAFFER DOUGLAS R & TERESA G
FROMSON ABRAHAM D & KAUFMAN
HEFFRON NELLIE MAXINE, ETAL.
RODIGUEZ MARIO
BEATY D S TRUSTEE
BEATY D S TRUSTEE
YOUNG RACHELLE M
DETWEILER STEVEN & JULIA
SANTIAGO ANGELA C
AHRENS RICHARD L & SHIRLEY A
LAND BANKERS INC
HOWIE JERRY R & SHIRLEYA


SE 7TH
NW 34TH
HWY 710
HWY 710
HWY 710
HWY 710
NW 308TH
NE 28TH
NE 7TH
NW 292ND
NW 290TH


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AVE




ST
AVE
ST
ST
ST


NW 284TH ST

NW 286TH ST
SW 72ND TERR


NW 272ND
NW 32ND
.SW 22ND

SW 28TH
SW 20TH
NE 48TH
NW 12TH
SE 32ND
NW 10TH

NW 284TH
HWY 98 N
SE 52ND




SE 63RD
HWY 441 SE
NW 302ND



NW 284TH
NW 189TH
NW 276TH
SW 35TH
NW 252ND
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AVE
CIR

AVE
ST
ST
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AVE

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AVE
ST
CIR
ST


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HWY 441 SE
NW 286TH
NW 284TH
NW 262ND
NW 256TH
NW 270TH
NW 268TH
NW 252ND
NE 62ND
HWY 441 N
NW 22ND
NW 24TH
SW 53RD
NW 304TH
NW 304TH
NW 310TH
NW 30TH
NW 294TH
NW 288TH


NW 189TH
ST
SE 25TH


ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
PKWY

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AVE
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
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0.134
0.134
0
MOBILE HOM
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2.051
0.244
0
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Total Acres
0
1.25
1.25
0.845
2.153
2.153
0.964
0.964
0.642
0.314
0.646
0.321
0.964
0.964
0.964
0.964
0.964
0.964
0.379
0.482
0.277
0.977
0.488
0.638
0.195
0.103
0.557
0.332
0
10.974
10.975
11.949
10
2.5
0.202
0.5
1.25
1.25
1.5
1.25
9.46
1.25
2.6
0.348
0.353
0.353
0.353
0.353
0.353
0.353
0.353
0.353
0.353
0:353

10
0.502
2.47
2.47
0.223
69.11
5
0
0.365
1.25
1.25
0
0
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
0
0
1.25
0.245
18.18
0
1.25
0
1.25
0.115
1.25
2.66
0
0
0,
0
0.27
1.25
1.25
1.5
1.5
2.5
1.25
3
2.053
2.62
0
0
0.34
2.5
2.5
1.25
4.8


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Shooting walking sticks can cause painful eje


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Guess I'm lucky. A few years
ago I was training some Master
Gardeners and encountered a
wheel-bug on a flowering shrub.
The pretty colors and unusual
shape were intriguing. I allowed it
to walk on my fingers and
showed the volunteers up close
what they looked like, and then
retuned it to the shrub. Later on, I
discovered that this predator
insect can pack a very painful
sting. I found that to be a close
call.
This past week I uncovered
another insect a walking stick
- hanging out in my Florida Yard.
I carefully picked them up (there
were two), and moved them off
the branch I was trimming. I've
now found out that this Florida
critter also has some hidden dan-
ger it can forcefully shoot a
caustic juice at attacking crea-
tures that can result in very
painful eye stings. So maybe it's
time to review what we know
about walking sticks another
interesting creature in our Florida
Yard.
Walking sticks are close rela-
tives to grasshoppers, crickets,
palmetto bugs and preying man-
tis. In Florida, the local kind of
walking stick is known as the
two-striped walking stick, Aniso-
morpha buprestoides. This fea-
tured insect has been reported
throughout Florida and around
the Gulf Coastal Plain west to
Texas. Other names applied to
these stick insects in general
include devil's riding horse,
prairie alligator, stick bug, witch's
horse, devil's darning needle,
scorpion, and the musk mare.
Walking sticks are among the
longest insects in the world -
one exotic species has been
measured at 22 inches! However,
the local two-striped females
average only 2.5 inches in length,
while the males are smaller, and
more slender, averaging 1.5 inch-
es. Generally these insects are
Sdark brown with two long yellow-
ish stripes running down the
length of their back. However,.
there is a strikingly distinct black
and white color form that is found
only in the area of the Ocala
National Forest. Check the color
quickly if you are collecting them,
as they discolor upon death.
A second species of walking
sticks occur in the southeastern
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lighter in color, and lacks the
stripes. Other species of walking
sticks occur in the U.S. and across
the globe. Some are even used as
pets!
Some years the number of
these insects is greater than in
others. Duval County Horticulture
Agent Terry DelValle reported that
in the fall of 2003, the populations
of this insect were higher than
normal in Jacksonville. An ento-
mologist also reported a large
local population of these insects
north of Ocala just a few hours
before Hurricane Charley
stormed through last summer.
Typically, they do not eat so
many leaves with their chewing
mouthparts that they need to be
controlled; pesticide use against
these insects is not suggested.
These insects feed on leaves of
trees and shrubs with some of
their favorites listed as crape myr-
tles, roses, oaks, rosemary, lyonia
and Ligustrum shrubs.
Since these insects show grad-
ual or incomplete metamorpho-
sis, they slowly get larger through
the growing season, and are most
likely to be seen in the late sum-
mer and fall. Often the larger
female can be seen with a smaller
one attached (male). The male
will mate and hold on to the
female for long periods of time -
it is thought that this is a way for
the male to be certain that other
males will not mate with that
female. Eggs are usually laid in
the fall on the ground in a pit and
covered with sand.
Our local walking stick has a
couple of defensive mechanism
that Floridians should know
about. Their first line of defense is
to look like a dead stick, and so
are often overlooked. In some
cases they vibrate, as if the wind
was blowing.
But, if they are physically dis-
turbed, they secrete a foul
smelling milky fluid from two
pores of the thorax. They also
have the ability to force a stream
from their body as far as a foot in
distance. Researchers have found
that this secretion contains sub-
stance. that can produce a pow-
erful, burning sensation if it gets
into the eyes.


For those that have encoun-
tered such an encounter, the rec-
ommended treatment is to wash
the eye with large amounts of
water and take over-the-counter
analgesics for pain. For severe
symptoms, a trip to the eye doctor
may be necessary. An individual
in Texas was reported to have
vision problems for up to five
days. A report from Brevard
County last month says that
another person was sprayed in
the eyes by this insect.
An urban legend has been cir-
culating that an exotic walking
stick from Belize (or sometimes
Brazil) was found in Texas and is
spreading east. According to UF
Entomologist Tom Fasulo, while
there are plenty of Central and
South American walking sticks,
they are not in Texas at least


not yet. This story is a hoax -
however, it is based upon some
truth. While there is no known
invasion of alien poison-spitting
walking sticks, our local native
two-striped walking stick can
spray a secretion that can cause
pain and impair vision.
So, if you see a live dead stick
in your Florida Yard, observe it if
you wish, but don't bug it. I've
placed more information on our
Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on walking ticks, please email us
at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners on Tuesday
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Team Trail
to fish Nov. 19, 20
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail's
classic will take place on Nov. 19
and 20.
The tournament will be held
at Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground. Registrations can be
made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.
Taekwondo school
hosting golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a golf tournament on Oct. 15
to raise money to send their stu-
dents to the national tournament.
The tourney will begin with an
8 a.m. shotgun start, and will be a
four-person scramble. The fee is
$45 per person and includes 18
holes of golf and lunch. There
will be trophies for first, second
and last 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
competition 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.
OHS alumni bowlers
are Sought for team
Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.) alumni bowlers are cur-
rently being sought to form a
team to compete in a tournament
fundraiser on Nov. 6. If you
bowled for O.H.S. and would like
.to participate as part of the alum-
'ni team, contact Coach Gary
Howard at (863).462-5033 during
the day or at (863) 763-2305 after
4p.m.


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

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


Football Queen
OHS Football Queen Anna Gilliland rode In the Home-
coming Parade on Friday in downtown Okeechobee.


REGISTRATION FORM
Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
20th ANNUAL KID'S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT
October 30, 2005 Okee-Tantie Back Ramp
Contestants
Name Age:
Address:
Phone:
A responsible adult must accompany the participants.
General Release
The Contestants, parents or guardians hereby agree
to indemnify and hold harmless all members, officers
and officials of Taylor Creek Bass Club for any liability
and/or damages arising from the contestants
participation in the Kid's Day Fishing Tournament.
Signed: Date:
Mail Registration Form By October 20, 2005 To:
Taylor Creek Bass Club c/o Bill Seitz
2315 SE 31st Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974
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At the Movies
The following movie is now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 7,
through Thursday, Oct. 13, are as
follows:
Theatre I "The Curse of the
Were-Rabbit" (G) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
-If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon.
.Volunteers. are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives
of these children.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
-married, divorced or single. Their
i.tost important characteristic is
that they ate caring individuals
wvho understand the problems
And needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards
at 1-(800) 403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since-its-creation-by Congress
ih 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
,.uxiliary-has-served as-the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
\comen of the .U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
-boaters in distress, conduct more
the 150,000 courtesy safety exam-
ihations of recreation vessels and
teach over 500,000 students in
boating and water safety courses.
The results of these efforts save
taxpayers hundreds of millions of
dollars every year. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-3085.

EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
Zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC' needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lies of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
Grafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing ayouth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.-
l-wy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
3.4972. (8631 763.2174, ext.234.

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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.


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
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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
Lost: 1730 Nextel cell phone,
black body glove cover, RE-
WARD! (863)763-9597
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
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to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


FREE DRYER- Working condi-
tion, Broken timer.
(863)673-1371
GERMAN SHEPHERD- 4 year
old. Free To Good Home
Only! (863)634-1239
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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Job Information 225
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AGRICULTURE
Classic Turf/Greenbrier Farms
SHOP MECHANICS (2)
Gas & Diesel engine exp.
req'd. Benefits, 401K, Drug
Free Env. Salary based on exp.
Send resume to: PO Box 129,
Lake Placid, FL 33862
APPLIANCE SERVICE CO
Needs CUSTOMER SERVICE
REP. Must be able to work
Saturday (863)467-4007.
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the perfect gift. Look
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BEST JOB EVER
National Company
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
Ask for Jelka
Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm

CARPENTERS. LABORERS
& TRANSPORT COMPANIES
Drug free work place. Apply in
person at: Wooley's Sheds
2570 NW 16th Blvd
CLUB HOUSE
MANAGER
People skills & references
necessary. Living
accommodations avail.
Send resume to:
Okeechobee Golf & CC
405 N.E. 131,t Lane
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Equipment Operators
Wanted, Okeechobee &
Martin County area.
772-260-3542


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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



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



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

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

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


DOMINO'S PIZZA IN OKEECHOBEE IS NOW HIRING
Drivers
High gas prices? No worries! Our mileage reimbursement
goes up witthe 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!


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Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time,
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
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IElectrician:
Service Electrician for
Petroleum Industry,
ILocal work. Must have
Good driving record, DFWP
SBenefits, 401k, Pd hol & vac
,Wilson's Petroleum
1(772)468-3689

Equipment Operators
Needed Loader & Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818-2521
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000


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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 .

HELP WANTED:
Looking for someone with
experience in Sprinkler
system installation-must
have valid FL.driver's
license and be willing to
work hard. Please call
863-357-6390
or Fax resume to
863-357-1039

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, 401 K,
Paid Vacation, & Medical


INSURANCE CLERK For busy
physicians office. Experience
necessary. Excellent benefits.
(863)763-4011
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(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
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 Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee


REGISTERED NURSES
Desoto County, Florida
$2000 Sign-On Bonus
The Florida
Civil Commitment Center
is a secure residential
behavioral health facility with
immediate full time openings
for RNs. Experience in
psychiatric or correctional
setting a plus. Competitive
salary and benefits package,
8-hour day shift,
40-hour work week.
One hour southeast of
Sarasota and Bradenton.
Call Carol Wertley
at (800)331-7122/day or
610-389-7437/evenings;
fax resume 610-668-7689;
carolwa(libertyhealth.com
EOE

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


LPN/MA full time needed for
busy derm. office, great
salary & benefits. Fax re-
sume 772-879-9970.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

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Tax Preparation 315




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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Room Additions
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts.,'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.-
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
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Toys & Games 730
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Wanted to Buy 740




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


AIR CONDITIONER- 24,000
BTU's, Works good $150.
(863)467-4366
AIR CONDITIONERS- 15,0000
BTU's Works good $75.
(863)467-4366
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150,.
(863)675-5929
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
31/ Ton w/10KW Electric Heat,
50' of 14" Flex duct. Used 3
mo's. $999 (863)357-0240
MAYTAG ac/heat, window or
through wall, 12K BTU cool,
10200 heat, 220V. Like new.
$375 (863)675-3017
MOBILE HOME AC/HEAT 3
ton unit, 2yrs new, $1000
(561)758-5053


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


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Gun Cabinet
Every sportsman needs a secure place to store his
firearms between hunts and during the off season.
Now do-it-yourselfers can meet that need with this
handsome gun cabinet project. The cabinet has
space for six rifles or shotguns, plus a roomy cabinet
below for shooting supplies. It measures 80 in. tall
by 21 in. wide by 14 in. deep.
Gun Cabinet plan (No. 646)... $9.95
Gun Cabinets Package (No. C124)
Three projects incl. 646 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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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
16S..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 opener. $300 or best
offer (863)467-1965


BOYS WINTER CLOTHES, size
.6-9 mos., Excellent codndi-
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,


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)673-5649
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
Coatrack, (dark), LazyBoy re-
cliner, hutch (maple color),
tv trays (maple), $270 will
sell sep. (863)763-0215
CRAFTMATIC BED w/Massag-
er. $300 (863)467-2999
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.
Queen Bed, brass headboard,
$100. (863)467-9413


KING SIZE MATT & BOX-
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
$200 (863)467-1309.
LA-Z-BOY SLEEPER BED-
brown plaid, $300
(863)675-3516.
LIVING RM & BEDROOM Fur
20 different pcs. Located 2$
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 SELLI!
7 pc. Qu. Bdrm. Set, wood &
brass $600., Oak Dinette w/4
chairs $150., Dinette Set,
wood Antique White w/6
chairs & matching hutch
$1000 Firm. & Many items For
info. 863-467-8660
Queen Size Bed, mattress, box
spring, metal frame, $150.
(863)763-8562
QUEEN SLEEP SOFA, never
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
ROCKER RECLINER: Lane,
Brown, Swivel. Very good con-
dition. $85. (863)357-1560
Triple Dresser, w/ Ig. mirror,
light brown, 3 sm. drawers &
4 Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
TWIN BED- light pine color,
wood w/laminate, includes
mattress $45
(863)357-4532



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


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 Alante
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1000 neg 863-634-9620


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


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
DOG PEN Chain link, 4 pan-
els, 10x6 + door. $100
(863)467-3645


BEAGLE- female, tri color, 9
mos, CKC, good w/kids &
other dogs, doesn't dig or
run away $100
(863)484-0313.
BEAGLE- Male, 2yrs old, Tri-
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.
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- 7 wks,
tails off, Females $250
(863)675-2844
MINI DOXIE- male, neutered,
2yrs old, Dapple, $200 seri-
ous inquiries only.
(863)699-2261.
MINI DOXIES- AKC, blk/tan,
M/F, taking deposits, ready
November, $450.
(863)699-2261
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-1F, 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
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



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



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


BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
GOLF BALLS (100) $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.
(863)467-5616
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $250
(863)467-4124



VACUUM CLEANER Small
$10 (863)447-0002


VHS TAPES 50-75 $300 for
all (863)763-8943


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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous B15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants"'
Flowers 865



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



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.

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

;Houss- Ret 093


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, lba, 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-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $600.
(863)824-2248 (772)215-2757
Remodeled, 2 Story, Wood
Framed Home 4/1. Porch,
Fenced yard, shed, corner lot.
863-763-4999/561-248-8139
TREASURE ISLAND: 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba, Garage, on Canal w/Boat
Slip. $1300 mo. + 1st, last &
sec. dep. 561-818-8692


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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

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
Park Model, w/Fla. room &
carport, Lot 26, Vantage
Oaks, immed possession,
(863)763-2144

Recreation I



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 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
$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 20ft,
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 LGHT '99
25', w/ bunks, excellent condi-
tion, ready to use w/ extras
$6999 neg. (863)674-0785
TARA RV- '76, 35' Furnished
w/8'x35' FL/rm attached, new
tile & carpet. Full size Frig &
stove. W/outside storage/rm,
$7500. (863)532-0063 or
532-0074
WILL TRADE '04 Fleetwood
Discovery, 39', 3 slides for
Real Estate. $150,000. to-
wards trade. (863)414-2346



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


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

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



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

TraelTriles 03


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


Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Comveil l Tmek 4020
ConstIrionlo
Equilpeat 4025
Cin a C 4030
Heavy Duty Ihekedo40
Parts. Rpir. 4045
Pickup Truck. 4050
Sport Utty 4055
Utility hdirales 4065
Vans 4070



A DONATED CAR, truck, boat
or trailer. (any kind) can
mean vocational training for
someone In an alcohol &
drug program or transporta-
tion for a single parent fami-
ly. Tax deductible, prompt
pick up. (866)855-0902.
Stepping Stones Christian
Ministries.
BUICK RIVIERA '92 2dr
coup, extra clean, noisy mo-
tor that needs replacing.
$475 (863)673-1635
CHEVY CAMARO'92- R/S
Anniversary Edition.
Runs & looks great $2500 or
best offer (863)227-2013
CHEVY CAVALIER- '96, 2
door, A/C, Tinted windows
approx 135K, $2500.
(239)657-4348
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
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






Okeechobee News, Monday, October 10, 2005


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.
863-634-2662
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-
er(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.
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"l, $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 .
FORD F100 1983, A/C, Auto.,
New Carb., New tires, 2
Tone Blue. $2500 Firm.
(863)467-8254
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mis. 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 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
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


HOME TRAILER,'Bed 11 1/2' I1
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.


NOTICETO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that the Glades
County Board of County Commission-
ers will be accepting sealed bids from
qualified general contractors until 3:00
PM on October 31,2005 for the pro-
ject known as the American Legion
Shelter 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 RM.
on October 20,2005.
Bids are to be delivered by mail to Glades
County Emergency Management, Post
Office Box 68 Moore Haven, Florda
33471 or in person to 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven 33471. Plans may be
obtained at the above address or at the
office of H.L. Bennett, PE at 241 Yeo-
mans Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935.
Glades County reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to award contract
to the lowest or best Bidder.
87636 CBCGS, 10/6,13/2005
ON 9/29,30/2005
10/1st thru 12th/2005


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2002-CP-233
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SUSAN A. BRONSON,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the Estate of SUSAN A. BRON-
SON, Deceased, File Number 2005-
CP-233, by the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florda, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 312 N.W.
3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972; that the decedent's date
of death was June 16, 2005; that the
total estate consists of exempt home-
stead real property and exempt per-
sonal property; that the names of
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by sucborder are:
MELISSA ANN BRONSON, 8031 High-
way 441 S.e., Okeechobee, FL 34974
ERIC RICHARD BRONSON, 8031 High-
way 441 S.E., Okeechobee, FL 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons'having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was'made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is October 10,2005.
Person Giving Notice
MelissaAnn Bronson
8031 Highway 441 S.E.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florda 34972
(863) 763-3825
y: Tom W. Conely, lI
Florida Bar #096482
89816 ONt O/10,17/05


Community Events


Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.,
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.


their Nov. 4 and 5 garage sale to be held at the VFW Post #10539,
located 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be sausage, biscuits and gravy
served for breakfast at the sales, as well as Sloppy Joes for lunch at
the Nov. 4 sale.


The pool is not open during school hours. For information, contact Hammock State Park hosts festival
the pool office at (863) 467-7667. Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th
4-H and FFA w Club enrollment under wayAnnual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4
4-IH and FFA Club enrollment under way p.m. There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth' music, kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumrni Reunion, a
Livestock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and
be in good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be more! Park admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and
eligible to participate in the livestock show., crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the
entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail
VFW Ladies group plan garage sale at dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for information or to request a
VF W Ladies group plan garage sale vendor packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is now accepting your donations for of the Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.


Committee to simplify policies


Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a
special Adult Tea Party for current and former Girl Scouts and Girl
Guides. All adults who have been involved in Girl Scouting or Girl
Guides over the years and those who were Girl Scouts in their youth
are invited. The tea will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 until 4 p.m. at
the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St. The Scouts
are also looking for old uniforms and books for a display. For infor-
mation, contact Laurie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.

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


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's Chief Financial
Officer, announced a ten-member
committee tasked with developing
a standard homeowners' insur-
ance policy for Floridians that is
both easy to understand and offers
comprehensive coverage. State
lawmakers called for the commit-
tee in response to Gallagher's con-
cern that many victims of the 2004
hurricanes were not adequately
protected because they either did
not understand the complex lan-
guage in their insurance policies or
had not updated their policy limits
to keep pace with increasing prop-
ertyvalues.
"Time after time, in the hurri-
cane recovery town hall meetings I


held around the state and in calls to
my office, Floridians said they were
surprised at what their policies did-
n't cover or that their coverage was
not enough to rebuild their
homes," said Gallagher, who over-
sees the Florida. Department of
Financial Services. "The commit-
tee is tasked with developing a sim-
ple, plain-language homeowners'
insurance policy with the con-
sumer in mind.
The new law, passed by state
lawmakers in the 2005 session,
requires Gallagher to appoint an
advisory committee that includes
two members recommended by
Insurance Commissioner Kevin
McCarty, two appointees from the
residential property insurance


industry, two property insurance
agents, two consumers and Flori-
da's Insurance Consumer Advo-
cate. The committee must issue its
recommendation to the Legisla-
ture by Jan. 15,2006.
Along with announcing the
members of the Standard Personal
Lines Advisory Committee, Gal-
lagher also announced the com-
mittee's meeting schedule. The
first committee meeting was held
in Room 110 of the Senate Office
Building on Oct. 4th in Tallahassee.
The other scheduled meeting dates
are Oct. 28th, Nov. 17th and Dec.
6th. The final meeting will be on
Jan.4,2006.


Tax deadline close for late filers


WASHINGTON Although
most taxpayers have long since
filed their 2004 federal income tax
returns, the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice said today that approximately
2 million people still face the Oct.
17, filing deadline.
The IRS reminded taxpayers
who received an additional exten-
sion in August that they should file
their returns by Oct. 17, to avoid the
late filing penalty, which is general-
ly five percent per month of any
unpaid tax.
However, there are many tax-
payers in presidentially declared


disaster areas as a result of Hurri-
canes Katrina and Rita who have
been granted additional time until
Feb. 28, 2006, to file their tax
returns. Taxpayers in these areas
with questions can call the IRS dis-
aster hot line at 866-562-5227. Also,
Wyoming taxpayers in Campbell
County, where a tornado occurred
in August, have until Oct. 21 to file
their returns.
Usually the extension deadline
is Oct. 15, however, this year that
date falls on a Saturday so exten-
sion filers have until Oct. 17 to file
their returns. Last year, the IRS


received more than 2.1 million
returns in October.
Taxpayers may file returns elec-
tronically until Oct. 17; some may
be able to file for free through the
Free File program at IRS.gov. Tax-
payers may use tax software on
their own computers or e-file
through an authorized provider.
These options offer taxpayers secu-
rity and accuracy in filing their
returns, as well as faster refunds.
So far this year, approximately 68
million taxpayers have filed elec-
tronically, representing more than
half of all individual tax returns.


Use caution when buying a used car


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial offi-
cer, cautioned Florida's consumers
and auto dealers to beware of buy-
ing used vehicles that may have
originated from areas flooded by
Hurricane Katrina, and potentially
Hurricane Rita. Officials estimate
that 350,000 vehicles were flooded
in New Orleans alone from Hurri-
cane Katrina,' and up to 500,000
vehicles could have sustained flood
damage throughout Louisiana,
Mississippi and Alabama from this
storm. Many of these vehicles are
shipped to other states, including
Florida, through car wholesalers.
"While most states, like Florida,
require vehicle titles to bear brands
of 'flood vehicle' and
'salvage/rebuilt,' some wholesalers
may intentionally transfer titles to
avoid branding since it diminishes
a vehicle's value," said Gallagher.
"The unsuspecting consumer
doesn't know whether the vehicle
has been totaled or even adequate-
ly repaired, potentially putting
loved ones in danger."
The Florida Department of
Financial Services has partnered
with Carfax.com to give con-
sumers and auto dealers the ability
to check vehicle identification
numbers (VIN) of cars previously
registered in FEMA-declared flood-
disaster areas. The Car Check:


Check out a Vehicle's History link is
now available at www.fldfs.com.
The search is available to Floridians
at no charge. The VIN number is
found on the inside of the driver's
door or the lower left inside of the
windshield.
Gallagher said that the Florida
Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles will also be unveil-
ing a system to allow Floridians to
verify if a used car was deemed


totaled by hurricane flooding. That
service is expected to go online in
the coming weeks and will also be
available through www.fldfs.com.
Gallagher oversees the Depart-
ment of Financial Services which
investigates and prosecutes insur-
ance fraud. Insurance fraud can be
reported to the Division of Insur-
ance Fraud by calling 1-800-378-
0445.


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CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Land Planning Agency for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tues-
day, October 25, 2005 at 6:45 or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will
be held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeechobee, Florida. The items to be considered at this public heanng are:
The LPA will consider amendments to the LDR's regarding Commercial and Industri-
at Sign Regulations. Also, any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or
Cdizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regu-
lations (LDR's) and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration
and final adoption.
A copy of the entre application s) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Room 101 at City Hal or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372, ex-
tension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation
board. All items considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City
Council forfinal PUBLIC HEARING.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Land
Planning Agency with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the.appeal will be based. General
.Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding would contact Katrina Cook no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for assistance;
if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1 -800-955-8771 (TDD)or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
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