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Vol. 96 No. 284 Tuesday, October 11,2005 504 Plus tax
The City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board has
canceled its regular monthly
meeting scheduled for Tues-
day, Oct. 11.
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 begin-
ning Oct. 10.
This closure will be in
effect for an estimated five
weeks, and detours will be
posted at S.W. Third Terrace
and S.W. 16th Avenue.
In other road closures, on
Oct. 15 and 16 the 1200 block of
S.R. 70 W will be closed to all
traffic for an estimated 12 hours.
Detours will be posted and
OCSO deputies and officers
from the Okeechobee City
Police Department will be
manning the intersections.
Westbound traffic will be
detoured to N.W Ninth
Avenue, then to N.W Ninth
Street and onto U.S. 98
Eastbound traffic will be
detoured to U.S. 98, then to
N.W. Ninth Street and then to
N.W. Ninth Avenue.
up another win
Justin Schwier placed his
bag of fish onto the weigh-in
scale as partner Juan Ruiz
watched offstage. When tour-
nament director Larry Cross.-
man announced the 20.16 lb.-
weight, both partners knew
they were in the running for
It was a hot, humid day on
Lake Okeechobee as 39 boats
made their way back to the
boat ramp .at Okee-Tantie
Marina. They had been on the
lake since safe light in the final
of the Okee-Tantie Team Trail.
Sports, Page 6
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
Classifieds . .8-10
Comics . . .7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ... ... ...8
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion . . ..4
Speak Out . . .4
Sports ........... .6
TV . . . ... ..9
Weather ...... .2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Online news & information
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New lake plan unveiled
plan speeds up
By Pete Gawda
About 250 people including
city and county officials, com-
munity leaders, dairymen,
ranchers and fishermen gath-
ered at Jaycee Park on Lake
Okeechobee Monday morning
to hear Governor Jeb Bush and
other state officials unveil a
comprehensive $200 million
plan to accelerate the restora-
tion and recovery of Lake Okee-
The governor was expected
to fly into the Okeechobee air-
port. However, he arrived early
and fog forced him to land in
Stuart and travel by car to
Jaycee Park, arriving about
10:15 a.m.. The event had.been
scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
Carole Ann Wehle, executive
director of South Florida Water
(SFWMD), served as mistress of
"Our goal is the protection of
Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosa-
hatchee River and the St. Lucie
Estuary," she said.
The first speaker she intro-
duced was State Senator Ken
Pruitt, a man
said possess -
es a "tremen-
Pruitt: "... a
friend to Jeb
Sen. Pruitt said the lake had
reached the breaking point.
"Lake Okeechobee is being
reborn today," the senator said,
using the comparison of the
miracle of childbirth.
The senator drew applause
when he referred to plans for
lowering the lake and keeping it
Ms. Wehle introduced the
governor as "no Johnny Come
Lately" to the environmental
arena. Noting that Mr. Bush is
known as the education gover-
nor, she referred to him as the
"E governor" with E standing
for environment and education.
She said there were two
facets to the recovery of Lake
Okeechobee Mother Nature
and our governor.
"Out of crisis does come
opportunity," said Governor
The governor gave an
overview of the restoration pro-
gram noting that four years ago
the state.committed to the plan
and that today the commitment,
"Lake Okeechobee is the
heart of the Florida ecosystem,"
according to the governor.
He said the quality of life and
See Lake Page 2
plan too late
By Loma Jablonski
Lock Seven bustled with
cameramen, news reporters,
dignitaries and local citizens
Monday morning as Florida
Governor Jeb Bush unveiled a
new comprehensive plan to
restore Lake Okeechobee and
its estuaries the St. Lucie
Canal to the east and the
Caloosahatchee River to the
Gov. Bush explained a series
of fast-track capital projects to
help-improve the water of the
lake and its estuaries with the
initial Lake Okeechobee proj-
ect. This project includes an
800-plus acre expansion of the
Nubbin Slough Stormwater
Treatment Area; the construc-
tion of a 4,000-acre reservoir in
Taylor Creek; the construction
of a 2,700-acre stormwater
treatment area at Lakeside
Ranch south and west of Nub-
bin Slough; the re-routing of
flows from the S-133 and S-191
basins to the Lakeside Ranch;
and, the re-routing of flows from
the S-154 basin also into the
Lakeside Ranch stormwater
According to state studies,
the combined storage and
phosphorus reduction benefits
are estimated at 48,000 acre feet
and 65 to 75 metric tons.
These projects are estimated
to be complete by the year 2009.
There are other long-term proj-
ects that will be completed from
2007 through 2015.
- Many local citizens, busi-
nessmen, politicians and
anglers were present to hear
See Plan Page 2
Expansion to top
agenda for OUA
By Pete Gawda
This morning's meeting of
the board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) could prove to be lengthy
as the board once again tackles
financing and related issues deal-
ing with the much needed
wastewater plant expansion.
The board will also consider
* sewer line expansion and revi-
sion of rules and regulations.
The board will consider a res-
olution that would identify the
use of capital connection
charges and modifies the rules
and regulations for allocation of
water and wastewater service
capacity using developer's
At last month's meeting, the
board tabled a proposal from the
engineering firm of Metzger and
Willard for engineering services
on the surface water treatment
plant due to lack of funds. At
today's meeting, the board will
look at capital improvement
projects (CIP) and consider the
relocation of CIP funds for the
engineering fees. The board may
consider delaying the rehabilita-
tion of two sewer lines until
funding for the plant expansion
In a related matter, the board
will consider a letter from attor-
ney Devin Maxwell requesting
See OUA-Page 2
The fall semester training is
under way for Okeechobee's
Sea Cadet unit, the Naval Special
The fall semester for the pro-
gram had over 30 new cadet
applicants, and 18 were accept-
"The first three monthly drills
are the most critical for the entry
level cadets. It allows them to
see if they are fully committed to
the rigorous physical fitness,
demanding training and motiva-
tion required to be in the Tri-
dent," said Lieutenant Com-
mander M. Muros, the Trident's
By this last weekend, only 14
remain after making it through
the intensive six-week indoctri-
nation and evaluation period.
Starting with the first drill in
August, the cadets received an
introduction to the physical fit-
ness training requirements and
an overview of the training they
will receive during the school
year. During the September drill,
the cadets were evaluated in
their swimming skills, intro-
duced to the Zodiac combat
raiding craft used by the Navy
SEALs, and underwent basic
Cadet Petty Officer Hector Feliciano qualifying with the
Sig-Sauer P-226 at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office Range Facility.
training. The indoctrination and
evaluation phase concluded in
The training included ocean
operations with the Zodiacs and
the beginning of their land war-
fare skills phase. The ocean
training is a very difficult skill to
master, especially with the con-
siderable waves and sea state
due to the tropical weather sys-
"The seas were rough and
the cadets were definitely chal-
lenged. The training is very
tough, but Okeechobee's cadets
are very well motivated," said
the Trident's Chief Petty Officer
See Cadets Page 2
Dr. Cooper may get pay hike
By Pete Gawda
At their monthly meeting this
evening, the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board will consider a
new contract for Superinten-
dent of Schools Dr. Patricia
The board will also recog-
nize the bad and the good as
they consider expulsion for one
seventh grader and two ninth
graders at New Endeavor High
School, as well as recognizing
several teachers, students and
school board employees for var-
The proposed contract
would give Dr. Cooper a raise of
$4,700 making her annual
salary $94,700. The increase
includes $2,000 for Superinten-
dent Certification that Dr. Coop-
er has completed. The pay raise,
if approved, would be effective
Board attorney Tom Conely
had presented the contract to
board members at their last
meeting. At that time, the board
wished to study the contract
before taking action.
In other action, the board is
receive the executive sum-
mary of the Final Report of Con-
tinuous Improvement Monitor-
ing of. Exceptional Student
Education (ESE) Programs in
Okeechobee County from Cath-
leen Blair, ESE director;
amend board policy on
employment requirements to
comply with the Jessica
advertise an amended poli-
cy on purchasing and bidding to
provide maximum flexibility
allowed by law;
proclaim the week of Oct.
16-22 to be School Bus Safety
approve a change order for
bus loop and covered walkway
construction at Central Elemen-
approve a change order for
air conditioning replacement at
Yearling Middle School;
approve a bid for tele-
phone upgrades at Okeechobee
High School and Yearling Mid-
approve an agreement
with DeSoto County for partici-.
pation in the Heartland Region-
al Science and Engineering Fair
for the 2005-06 school year;
revise personnel alloca-
The meeting will begin at 6
p.m. at the school board meet-
ing room, 700 S.W Second Ave.
Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
OHS seniors Brent Hill and Jesse Douglas put some last
minute finishing touches on the tornado that was on the
Monthly drills: Challenging and difficult
Submitted to the Okeechobee News/The Trident
Cadets doing in and out exercises during swim training at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
Fall training for Cadets under way
2 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Continued From Page 1
what would be done to specifically
help the lake. Most were not overly
impressed with what they heard.
"Anything we can do to help the
lake is desperately needed," stated
City Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford. "The problems with the lake
have developed over many years.
This is a small step. It will help
some and also alleviate many of
the concerns of people on the
"I think it's a bold move to be
here and announce the implemen-
tation of this plan. The important
word is implementation. We need
these projects implemented now,"
stated County Commissioner John
Local businessman and long-
time angler Larry Crossman stat-
ed, "I listened to it all, but I haven't
heard what will be done with the
lake. They keep talking about the
estuaries, not the lake."
Another local pro angler
known as Tennessee agreed with
"Not one word was said about
the lake," said Tennessee. "The
restoration of this lake has to take
place now. If we wait until winter
to start dropping the lake level, we
will be in trouble. The lake should
be below 12 feet before winter."
Well-known angler and busi-
nesswoman Virginia Ford echoed
the sentiments of Tennessee and
"I cannot see what this has to
do with lowering Lake Okee-
chobee," she said. "It seems as
though it's just worry about the
estuaries and nothing about the
David Stout, an officer of the
Taylor Creek Bass Club was con-
cerned about the plan helping
Lake Okeechobee sooner rather
Continued From Page 1
Matt DeVincenzo. "I think
they really understand and appre-
ciate the SEAL saying, 'The only
easy day was yesterday.'"
The cadets' next drill in
November is a major three-day
training exercise. They will finish
with their land navigation skills
and will be introduced to radio
techniques, target acquisition
devices, basic patrolling, insertion
and extraction training. This train-
ing phase will conclude with a
simulated mission to extract a
"This phase of the training is
very demanding, and the cadets
have to demonstrate a number of
critical skills in a very limited peri-
od of time," said Sergeant J. Pick-
ering, USMC (ret.). "This is some
of the most exciting, intense and
realistic training that these young
men and women can receive, and
they should be very proud of their
Adding to the practical training
during the semester, the cadets
are required to complete home-
work assignments from the U.S.
Navy's Professional Education
and Training Command. They
also take written quizzes each
month to check on their retention
of the skills they have learned.
Continued From Page 1
that the board enter into a develop-
er's agreement with his client. The
letter claims that the inability to
reserve capacity that was previous-
ly promised is threatening to derail
his client's .project a proposed
104-unit multi-family project on
U.S. 441 S.E.
The board will also consider
submitting information for a loan
Developer Carl Lundberg, who
addressed the board twice previous-
ly about possible funding for the
expansion, has furnished informa-
tion on proposed developments in
the southeastern part of the county
near King's Bay. In addition, he will
be on hand to answer questions.
As a possible means of securing
funding, the board will consider a
developer's agreement in which
interested developers would sign
an agreement and produce a letter
of credit. OUA would then use
these letters of credit to obtain nec-
essary financing ...
As another possible means of
funding, the board will consider.
modifying the proposed waste-
water treatment plant to allow for
treatment of leachate. This would
allow OUA to serve industrial cus-
In other action, the board is
consider expenditures of
$72,000 for residual disposal;
consider a 3 percent cost of liv-
ing increase of the executive direc-
consider appointing a mem-
ber to the periion board; and,
consider expansion of sewer
lines along S.W 23rd Street and
S.W 20th Street.
The meeting, to be held at OUA
offices at 100 S.W. Fifth Avenue,
begins at 8:30 a.m. and is open to
Loans aid home repair
Okeechobee Non-Profit Hous-
ing, Inc. has received $500,000 for
the HOME Again Loan Program.
The program will assist home-
owners with replacement of their
hurricane damaged or destroyed
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and used it as
you primary residence during Hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home because of lack of insur-
ance and other assistance.
Your gross household income
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
David Stout (center) discusses Governor Jeb Bush's new comprehensive plan for Lake
Okeechobee and its estuaries with other members of the Taylor Creek Bass Club following
the governor's announcement Monday morning at Lock Seven.
"The plan is hopeful and we
certainly need a lot of what he
(Gov. Bush) was talking about, but
2010? We need help now," he said.
Greg Janka, another member
of the Taylor Creek Bass Club was
"I'm pleased at what they are
proposing. It makes sense. I hope
it works," he said. "I wish, though,
that they had done more about
phosphorus. As a fisherman, I've
watched the quality of the lake,
and the lake in general, go down-
Professional fishing guide Bud
Keefer was also less than enthusi-
There is a mid-term examination
in November, and in December
there is the fall semester final writ-
ten examination. "The cadets are
evaluated on everything they do
while enrolled in the program,"
said LCDR Muros. "It is very
important not only for the cadets
and their parents, but also for the
schools in which they are enrolled
to be able to see how they are pro-
The program is accepted by
the Okeechobee School District
for elective Naval Science credit.
At the end of each semester, the
cadets' evaluations and grades are
submitted tothe school district.
Following in the spring semes-
ter, the cadets will continue to
train at even a faster and more
intensive pace. The program will
continue to enhance their basic
skills, and in the late spring, the
cadets will be given their first ori-
entation to SCUBA diving. At the
end of the semester, the cadets
will attend summer training
camps all over the country.
"Each cadet will average over
24 days at active duty sponsored
training during next summer,"
said LCDR Muros. "The training
and orientation they receive is a
very valuable experience. For
some of the cadets it will be their
first time away from home. The
training will end in August and
then it's back to school."
The NSW-Trident program is
astic about the timetable of the
"When are they going to lower
the lake and keep it there? If they
get it to 13 feet, it's sufficient in my
opinion, but waiting until next May
is too late," he said. "We're already
seeing a decline in certain species
of fish, the water levels and the
spraying of hyacinth is killing off
the crappies. Their food chain is
broken, and we're seeing less and
less of them."
J. P. Sasser, mayor of Pahokee
was present for the announce-
ment. His town also has a strong
tie to the lake.
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recover from last year's hurri-
canes. After many months of
fighting with the insurance com-
pany, we're finally able to start
on the rebuilding of the marina
and campground. The health of
Pahokee physically and econom-
ically depends on the vitality of
Lake Okeechobee," said Mayor
Joseph Jordan, a new resident
in Okeechobee summed it up
when he said, "I moved here from
Port St. Lucie for the fishing, enter-
tainment and slower lifestyle. I
think it's possible to save the lake if
they get on it now. I want the lake
for my grand kids."
national level U.S. Warfare Foundation, Captain Bob
:adet Corps. The Rieve, USN (ret.). "The UDT-SEAL
designed to provide Association and the Naval Special.
nation and formal Warfare community are very
young men and proud of the Trident's success.
een the ages of 13 Together with the UDT-SEAL
Association and the UDT-SEAL
adet program was Museum Association, the NSW-
an act of Congress Trident is sponsored by the Okee-
of the Secretary of chobee County Sheriff's Office as a
57. The program is pro-active youth development
supervised accord- activity. The NSW-Trident is the
nents established by only Naval Sea Cadet Unit or
Sea Cadet program Junior Navy ROTC unit in the
practicall skills and nation oriented towards Naval
ing. Special Warfare, and sponsored by
participation and the Navy's UDT-SEAL Association.
the program allows "The nature of the Trident's ori-
join the service at entation to the U.S. Navy provides
grades, and also an excellent and challenging real
s the opportunity to world experience for the cadets.
entry to the service We at the association are very
I other college level proud to be able to sponsor this
very successful youth program,"
ithe relationship of said Jack Lynch, president of the.
nt with Naval Spe- UDT-SEAL Association.
the unit's name is Prospective cadet applicants
>e U.S. Navy's Spe- are carefully screened and evaluat-
mbol. The NSW Tri- ed upon entry, and all efforts are,
history to the UDT- made to ensure that the cadets and
in Fort Pierce, the their parents are aware of the
,e Navy SEALs. nature of the NSW-Trident's pro-
Trident program in gram. The sheriff's office, as the-
an extremely well primary local sponsor, works
I challenging pro- closely with the schools in Okee-
g men and women chobee County during the school
unity who are inter- year. The program has high stan-
avy and, hopefully, dards the cadets are required to
Warfare", said the participate in rigorous physical fit-
the Naval Special ness training, complete formal aca-
demics, learn basic military skills
and behave according to Navy
standards for military discipline.
"The success of Okeechobee's
Trident program is an outstanding
example of the hard work by the
cadets, their parents, instructors,
and especially by the sponsors",
said Sheriff Paul May. "The support
by the Navy, and the Naval Special
Warfare community to our young
men and women in the Trident is
without equal and truly unique."
Funding support for the NSW
Trident program is provided by the
Children's Services Council of
Okeechobee County and the Naval
Special Warfare Foundation. The
NSW-Trident program is spon-
sored by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, the Navy's UDT-
SEAL Association and the Navy
SEAL Museum Association. Equip-
ment support is provided by Zodi7
S ac of North America, Blackhawk
0 P Industries and Advanced Combus-
tion Technologies. Additional sup-
* port is provided by active and
reserve Naval Special Warfare
units and members of the Naval
p Special Warfare community.
Parents and students interested
in the NSW-Trident program are
encouraged to contact the NSW-
Trident's program coordinator at
(863) 357-1600. The program is
semester based, and will be
accepting a limited number of
applicants for the spring semester
Continued From Page 1
the quality of the economy
depend on a healthy lake.
"We're here to launch an
aggressive plan to restore the
lake," he said.
He said the majority of the
program would be completed in
five years. However, the gover-
nor said it could probably be
done faster if permitting did not
take so long.
The governor drew applause
when he mentioned the need to
speed up the permitting
He said temporary pumps
would be used next year to sta-
bilize the lake.
The governor predicted that
revised lake regulations would
reduce the need to send water
to the estuaries.
He mentioned two local proj-
ects the Nubbin Slough and
the Taylor Creek stormwater
treatment areas as among the
projects designed to reduce
phosphorous loading to the
The governor said that by
2008 less fertilizer would be
used, reducing phosphorus
input into the lake.
"This is not just a farming
issue," the governor added. "All
of us have a role to play.
"This comprehensive, com-
mon-sense plan will reduce pol-
* lution and better manage the
flow of water while meeting our
flood control and water supply
responsibilities," the governor
The governor also predicted
the improvement of land-use
He said by 2011 the state
would prohibit wastewater
residuals being used as fertilizer.
"Success is critical to the
future of our state," according to
He said we must find creative
solutions to create a "win-win
Charles Bronson remarked that
Florida's population has dou-
bled since restoration efforts
began. While part of our ecolo-
gy problems are due to agricul-
ture, the commissioner blamed
part of it on the increase in pop-
He stated that 40 percent of
farms and ranches are using
BMPs and predicted that the fig-
ure would soon be 100 percent.
He said that citrus was ahead of
cattle in that area.
The commissioner talked of
development of new varieties
grass for pastures and golf
courses that will use more nutri-
ents, thus allowing for less nutri-
Representative Joe Negron
spoke of his grandparents instill-
ing in him a love of nature.
"We are stewards of the envi-
ronment," he said, and pledged
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; eight
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. Applications will be consid-
ered on a "first come, first served"
basis. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
467-5525 during regular office
hours. The Okeechobee Non-Profit
Housing Inc. office is open 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
to get the funds to get the job
He suggested paying to store
water on private land.
Referring to discharges into
the St. Lucie River from Lake
Okeechobee, the representative
said the federal government
should not be allowed to pollute
the water when private citizens
When questioned after the
program, the Audubon Society's
Dr. Paul Gray advocated bring-
ing the lake down to 12 feet. He
advocated keeping the lake low
with continuous low-level
releases, which would not dis-
trupt the salinity of the estuaries.
He mentioned the STAs, reser-
voirs and injection wells for
water storage, but noted that
there is still a long, long way to
go on water storage. He was
glad to see the Kissimmee valley
included in the entire restora-
In remarks to reporters after
the program, Col. Robert Car-
penter from the Jacksonville
District of the U. S. Army Corps
of Engineers, stated that a new
lake level regulation schedule
would be in place by January
2007. He referred to all the fac-
tors involved in lake regulation
as a "Rubic's cube." The process
of gathering public input to be
used in formulating the new
schedule will soon begin. The
colonel said the current sched-
ule is not as balanced as it could
"We know we can do better,'
However, he predicted that
not everybody would be happy
with the new regulation sched-
ule, Public safety will be a major
concern in arriving at the new
schedule, he said.
The t6lonel said until there
are sufficient water storage
areas, excessive rains could still
cause higher level water releas-
es to the estuaries.
As part of the multi-faceted
plan, state agencies are raising
standards and expediting envi-
ronmental requirements to
reduce nutrient loading and bet-
ter address land use.
Carrying out this comprehen-
sive program will require the
combined efforts of SFWMD,
the Department of Environmen-
tal.- Protection (FDEP) the
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services (FDACS)
and the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs (DCA).
Among the goals of the pro-
gram are establishment of Total
Maximum Daily Phosphorous
Loads for Lake Okeechobee
tributaries by 2007 and imple-
menting mandatory fertilizer
BMPs by 2008.
By 2008, BMPs and stormwa-
ter management systems are
expected to cause a net 25 to 50
percent reduction in the current
phosphorous load discharging
from a parcel of land.
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IRCC prepares you for a high-tech future
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Newt Mattson (left) and Jessica Ziglar (right) represented
the sophomore class at the 2005 Okeechobee High School
homecoming game Friday night at Brahman Stadium.
Indian River Community Col-
lege is ready to prepare you for 21st
century success with the introduc-
tion of spring programs in robotics,
photonics, biomedical technology
and digital media at the new Kight
Center for Emerging Technologies.
The 108,000 square foot $20 mil-
lion facility delivers some of the
most sophisticated technology
training opportunities in the coun-
try. According to President Bush in
his address to the American Associ-
ation of Community Colleges,
"Indian River Community College
in Florida is opening a new center
to provide cutting-edge training in
robotics, in lasers, in photonic
technology.... There's a need for
these kinds of workers and what
the community college system
does it provide a fantastic opportu-
nity for job training and new edu-
Registration for spring courses
at IRCC begins November 7. Class-
es at the new Kight Center are kept
small to ensure individualized
instruction and hands-on experi-
ence so early registration is highly
recommended. You are encour-
aged to visit the Kight Center, V
Building on IRCC's Main Campus
in Fort Pierce to experience first
hand the opportunities available.
The IRCC Educational Services
Division in the Koblegard Student
Union will be able to assist you
with registration, financial aid and
career counseling. Registration for
IRCC courses may also be complet-
ed at IRCC branch campuses and
Did you know that almost every
industry is affected by photonics,
the generation, transmission,
manipulation, detection, and uti-
lization of light energy? Depending
on the way the light energy is har-
nessed, and how strong it is, it can
be used for anything from cutting
diamonds to wartime surveillance.
Find out how you can be a part of
this exciting field in Introduction to
Photonics beginning January 11
on Wednesday evenings beginning
at 5:30 p.m. Today robots are used
in the fields of biomedical research
and testing, the food processing
industry, outer space exploration,
ocean exploration and research,
military weapons, and manufac-
turing. Introduction to Robotics
will begin on Thursday evenings,
Network security is an essential
part of computer systems today.
Computer security specialists edu-.
cate users on computer security,
install security software, monitor
the network for security breaches,
respond to cyber attacks, and in
some cases, gather data and evi-
dence to be used in prosecuting
cyber crime. A course in Network
Security will begin January 5, on
Wednesday evenings beginning at
Web Site Development will be
offered via the Internet also begin-
ning on January 5.
With the growth of the Internet
and the expansion of electronic
commerce, the demand of Web
site developers has also increased.
This class teaches students to
design and maintain web pages
that include graphic, video and
audio elements that enhance the
multi media experience.
Courses in architectural design
and construction technology enjoy
a high tech suite where students
work with licensed commercial
interior designers. A spring semes-
ter course will be offered in Survey
of Materials and Resources. Stu-
dents working on their A.S. degree
may choose this as an elective.
If you have taken Logic Circuits
I, A+Certification Training I, or
Electronic Devices I you may
choose Spring Electronic Engineer-
ing Technology courses in Logic
Circuits II, Electronic Devices II,
Computer Aided Schematic Design
or AC Circuits.
Drafting and Design Technology
courses provide you with skills in
the latest GIS and GPS, as well as
CAD fields. GIS with Arcview, Intro-
duction to AutoCAD, CAD Civil and
CAD Mechanical will be offered.
These courses are offered at the
Kight Center and at the IRCC
Mueller/Vero Beach and
Chastain/Stuart campuses, as well
as the St. Lucie West Campus. In
fact, a special offering of CAD Civil,
AutoCAD II, Adobe PhotoShop and
CAD Landscape will enable stu-
dents to begin these courses later
this month at the IRCC St. Lucie
Graphic Design Technology is a
popular and growing field. Classes
in Adobe Illustrator, 3D Digital Ani-
mation I, QuarkXpress, Photoshop
and Digital Photography will be
offered in both day and evening
sections for those interested in pur-
suing careers in print publishing,
advertising and new media includ-
ing gaming and animation.
If you are planning ahead and
interested in robotics in the spring
semester, Manufacturing Process-
es will begin in March on Thursday
evenings. This course teaches you
how to use computers to integrate
and automate engineering func-
tions. In the field of manufacturing,
process planning, flexible manu-
facturing, automation cells, materi-
al handling, resource planning,
and just-in-time production are
used to create complex parts.
The Kight Center will continue
to expand upon IRCC's develop-
ment of anytime, anywhere learn-
ing with Internet courses in Biolog-
ical Science, Advertising and Sales
Promotion, Criminal Justice Tech-
nology, Economics, English, Foods
and Nutrition, Mathematics, Read-
ing, and Foreign Language being
offered this spring.
To register for classes visit the
IRCC campus nearest you today.
The Main Campus is located at
3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce; St.
Lucie West Campus, 500 N.W. Cali-
fornia Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Chastain
Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road,
Stuart; Mueller Campus, 6155 Col-
lege Lane, Vero Beach; or Dixon
Henry Campus, 2229 N.W. 9th
Avenue, Okeechobee. Learn Eng-
lish as a second language or earn
your high School diploma or GED
with free classes and online classes
at IRCC. Go for it at IRCC! Phone
the Information Call Center at 1-
866-866-4722 (IRCC) or visit the
web for more atwww.ircc.edu
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Juniors Reed Bailey (left) and Danielle Mears (right)
were among the homecoming court at the Brahman
homecoming game Friday night against Sebring.
On page 3 of the Sunday, Oct.
9, Okeechobee News under the
headline of Students report to
school Oct. 18, it was stated that
YMS students and staff were to
report back to school on Mon-
day, Oct. 18. Instead, it should
have been stated that students
and staff were to report to school
on Tuesday, Oct. 18. We regret
any inconvenience caused by
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, the Okee-
chobee City Police Department,
the Florida Highway Patrol, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Deborah Schumacher, 50,
N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee was
arrested Oct. 4 by Detective M.D.
Faulkner on charges of forgery,
uttering a forged instrument and
third-degree grand theft. Her bond
was set at $5,500.
Fasuto Rangle Oviedo, 26,
N.W. 18th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 4 by Deputy Randy
Thomas on Okeechobee County
warrants charging him with viola-
Thomas J. Guindon
Thomas J. Guindon, 74, of,
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Oct. 9,
at Raulerson Hospital.
Mr. Guindon was born in Bay
City, Mich., April 30, 1931, to Leo
and Pearl Guindon.
He was retired from Dow
Chemical Bay City and Midland,
SMich., after 35 years.
Mr. Guindon served in the U.S.
Army during, the Korean War. He
was a resident of Florida for seven
* He is survived by: his wife,
Linda Guindon of Okeechobee;
three daughters Carol Sowins-
ki of Homosassa, Diane (Craig)
Parrish of Okeechobee and Jen-
nifer Kurmas of Deford, Mich.;
son, Danny Guindon of Bay City,
Mich.; brother, Richard Guindon
of Swartz Creek, Mich.; eight
grandchildren, niece and
nephew; and, a loving cat Ceasar.
" We will miss this wonderful
man, but we were all blessed by
having him in our lives.
There will be no visitation or
services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34974.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
William E. Barrett
William E. Barrett, age 91, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Oct. 9,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital. Mr.
Barrett was born June 30, 1914, in
South Bend, Ind., to Ordo Sharp
and Matilda Barrett. He was the
manager of an orange grove hav-
ing come to Okeechobee from
Crystal Lake, Ill., in August 2005.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Barrett was preceded in
death by: his wife, Florence in
Mr. Barrett is survived by: two
sons, Gerald and David of Indi-
ana; one daughter, Carol Ann
Hoffman of Ill.; and, ten grand-
No services or visitation will be
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
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tion of probation driving while
license suspended habitual
offender (felony) and violation of
probation. resisting an officer
without violence (misdemeanor).
He is being held without bond.
Manuel Leon Borja, 46,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 5
by the OCPD on a charge of pos-
session of cocaine. His bond was
set at $10,000.
Sandra Padgett, 41, S.W 14th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 5 by Deputy B. Smith on
Okeechobee County warrants
charging her with false imprison-
ment with a firearm (felony) and
violation of ex parte injunction
(misdemeanor). Her total bond
was set at $45,000.
Alex J. Fernandez, 18, U.S.
441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 5 by Deputy Bryan Lowe on a
charge of attempted escape from
a detention facility. His bond was
set at $25,000. ,
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NO IMPROVEMENT Frankly, I don't see any improvement in the
drinking water at all. It still smells bad and tastes worse. I buy bottled
water to drink because I do not trust the city water.
DEMANDS: Is anyone else concerned about the demands the schools
are making on very young elementary school students? It used to be that
kindergarten was a place where children learned how to be in a class
with other children, and started learning their ABCs. Now, they expect
kindergarten children to be able to read. I am all for reading, but not all 5
year olds are ready for the pressure they put on these kids. And it seems
the little kids have a lot of homework. Should first graders have home-
work every night? I went to school a million years ago I know, but I never
had homework in first grade. I am just wondering if any other parents are
POP WARNER: I have been told that the Okeechobee News will not
allow photos of Pop Warner football to be put in the paper without pay-
ing for an ad. Since we are a new group, we cannot afford to pay for
advertisement. (Editor' Note: We don't know who told you this but we
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LOCAL YOUTH: I'd like to thank the Okeechobee News for all the
wonderful article and pictures of the accomplishments of Okeechobee
youth. Without the Okeechobee News, I wouldn't know about all of the
wonderful things that the Okeechobee youth are involved in and are
doing. I just think that it is a wonderful thing that you are doing. Thank
you very much.
WHAT IS A BLOG?: Can someone tell me what the word, B-L-O-G
means? I have heard it on the news and TV and I would just like to know
what it means. (Editor's Note: A blog is an online journal that is updated
regularly, and is more than a site. Blogging software makes it easier to
update and allows other people to comment. In short, a blog is a web
GROWTH: It never ceases to amaze me how fast people forget why
they moved to a community like Okeechobee. As soon as they arrive
here they want to change everything. They want more growth, bigger
stores, more restaurants with different types of foods, more types of busi-
ness, more construction and many other things too numerous to men-
tion. Some move here to get away from the hectic life of city living and
then complain about not having the lifestyle they moved here to get away
from. We have all this growth going on and in most, if not all of our subdi-
visions, we don't have street lights to walk by at night. There is no form of
mass transit, so those who can't drive have no means of getting to town.
Our utility authority is always in financial difficulty and the only thing they
know how to do is put the burden on their customers. I have lived in
small towns most of you have never heard of trying to get away from the
hectic life. The people of Okeechobee pay some of the highest taxes in
the state and what do they get in return a poorly run government
made up of people that have no idea how to handle all this growth. The
people are the only ones that can say enough is enough. But until we do,
Okeechobee will continue to be run by a group of people that have no
idea of what they're doing. Look at all the different boards and councils
we have in Okeechobee, then look at the last names on these different
boards. Look familiar? They should. The citizens of Okeechobee had bet-
ter wake up or you will find yourselves living in a city like Miami.
LETTER TO EDITOR: I want to thankJ.K. Murray III for his letter to the
editor on Saturday, Oct. 8. He is right on the money. As I see it, man is no
longer the answer. It is up to God from now on.
PRIORITIES: None of us need to worry about abortion or gay rights.
What we need to be thinking about is the borders, which are not sealed
Very well We need to be watching what is going on there. We are trading
off our country.
FARMERS' MARKET: I would love to see Okeechobee start a farmers'
market. I love homegrown produce. But it needs to be somewhere with
plenty of parking and where it is easy for people to get in an out easily. I
am not sure Flagler Park is the right place to hold it because there is never
enough parking there when they have anything in the park. But that is
definitely an idea that should be followed up on. I think it would be very
GREEN MARKET: I think a Green Market is a wonderful idea, but I
think Flagler Park is the wrong place to have it. There is not enough park-
ing that time of day. I think the old K-mart parking lot would be much bet-
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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 informa-
tion, 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 wel-
come. 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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical hIndex), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
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 invited 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 information, call
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, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
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-
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 lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 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.
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical 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 Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation 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 fellowship
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 information, 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 Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
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
Ministerial association to meet
* The Okeechobee County MNinisteralAsseciation wllr'meet at
noon-on Wednesday, Ocr 12, at H..)spice of OKeechobee, 11 S.E.
Fourth St. Lunch will be provided. .w
Healthy Start board meeting planned
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
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 meet-
ing is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is
made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and
healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information about
the coalition, contact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Diabetes support group will meet
The diabetes support group will meet in Raulerson Hospital's
north dinning room, 1796 U.S. 441 N., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Jean Kearney, a SHINE volunteer, who will talk about
the new federal Medicare drug programs. For-information, contact
Wanda Haas, diabetes nurse educator/program coordinator, at (863)
Seminar to deal with Medicare issues
A complimentary luncheon seminar on the recent changes in
Medicare will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Some of the topics to be explained
are the changes made in Medicare, the new prescription drug benefit
and long-term care. For information or to make a reservation, call
Grief and loss support group to meet
Big Lake Hospice will hold daytime grief and loss support group
meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month begin-
ning Oct. 13. The group will meet at the Big Lake Hospice office at
3543 U.S. 441 S. in the Northlake Village Plaza. The meetings are free.
For information, contact Karla at 800-299-4677.
Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Oct. 14,
and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hospice of Okee-
chobee volunteer house at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave.
All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Oktoberfest hosted by VFW Post #9528
VFW Post #9528 will host an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday,
Oct. 15, starting at 1 p.m. for a $7 donation per person. German food
will include schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, rotkraut, kartoffelsalat
and more. Music will be provided by Alex and Johnny B. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-2882.
SES advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 19 de Octubre, alas 4 p.m., van
a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados de asistir.
AARP drivers safety course planned
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will sponsor an AARP
driver safety course on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. until 12:30
p.m. both days. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check. The event
will be held behind the office of the Okeechobee County Tag Agency,
307 N.W Fifth Ave. Registration for these classes should be done in
advance. Participants do not have to be members of AARP, or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For informa-
tion, contact instructor D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Martha's House 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.
The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Lack of sleep can lead to depression
Teenagers and pre-teens
who exhibit symptoms of
depression may be suffering
from a lack of sleep. That was
the finding of a study conducted
by University of Massachusetts
The study was published in
the journal, "Child Develop-
Lack of sleep can lead to
depression and low self-esteem,
the researchers found. Middle
school and high school students
who sleep less than eight hours
a night are also more likely to
have difficulty with their school-
work. Deprived of adequate
sleep, their brains may not func-
Girls, who are more likely to
get up earlier in order to spend
more time getting ready for
school, are more likely to suffer
from sleep loss than boys, the
Some people naturally need
more sleep than others. Chil-
dren, whose bodies are still
growing and developing, need
more sleep than adults do.
In general, preschools need
11 to 13 hours of sleep a night;
elementary school age children
need 10 to 11 hours. of sleep
each night. Pre-teens and
teenagers need about nine to 10
hours sleep a night. Most adults
need about eight hours of sleep.
Some people need more sleep
with Katrina Bsken
than the average. Some need
One way to determine if you
are getting enough sleep is
based on how you feel when
you wake up. If you wake up
before the alarm clock goes off,
feeling well rested, it is likely
that you are getting enough rest.
If you find it difficult to wake up
and sometimes even sleep
through the alarm, you may
need a longer sleep period.
Sleep is necessary for your
body to rest. Scientists believe
the brain replenishes brain
chemistry while you sleep. The
brain also uses the REM (rapid
eye movement) cycle to sort out
.information gathered during the
day. People who are deprived of
sleep for long periods may start
halluncinating because the
brain needs REM time to func-
Those who do not get
enough sleep at night may be
cranky and irritable and have
more difficulty concentrating.
This can affect a student's
grades, his relationships with
other students and his physical
A study conducted by the
National Sleep Foundation.
found that nearly 70 percent of
American children do not get
enough sleep at night. Con-
tributing factors include televi-
sion, video games, computers,
telephone use and too many
after school activities.
After-school jobs may also
cut into high school students'
sleep time. In addition, many
high schools start their day very
early with classes starting at 7
a.m. Considering time to get
ready for school, eat breakfast
and travel to school, that means
these teenagers must wake up
at 6 a.m. or earlier every day. To
get nine hours sleep, they
would have to go to bed at 9
The National Sleep Founda-
tion suggests the following tips
for parents who are concerned
their children may not be get-
ting enough sleep:
e Determine how much
sleep each youngster needs and
make that a part of the child's
Establish a regular bed-
time and wake-up time for each
Keep televisions and com-
puters out of children's bed-
Make sure your children
don't consume beverages and
foods containing caffeine.
Recognize sleep problems
such as difficulty falling asleep,
nighttime awakening, snoring,
resisting going to bed, trouble
breathing, or loud or heavy
breathing while sleeping and
discuss them with your child's
If the child has a cell
phone, take it away and turn it
off at bedtime. Since many
phone plans allow unlimited
calling after 9 p.m., teenagers
are tempted to spend long
hours chatting with friends
when they should be sleeping.
If evening activities don't
allow an early bedtime, an after-
noon nap may help. According
to the National Sleep Founda-
tion, a good afternoon nap
should be 90 minutes to two
hours, so that it includes REM
cycle sleep. Shorter naps can
help recharge your physical
energy but the body needs REM
sleep to recharge mental energy.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you are
on any prescription drugs.
Some drugs react badly with
foods that would otherwise be
Healthy Start board
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 pro-
moting healthy families and
healthy outcomes for babies in
Okeechobee. For information
about the coalition, contact
executive director Kay Begin at
group will meet
The diabetes support group
will meet in Raulerson Hospi-
tal's north dinning room, 1796
U.S. 441 N., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. The
guest speaker will be Jean Kear-
ney, a SHINE volunteer, who will
talk about the new -federal
Medicare drug programs. For
information, contact Wanda
Haas, diabetes nurse
at (863) 763-5093.
Seminar to deal
with Medicare issues
A complimentary luncheon
seminar on the recent changes
in Medicare will be held Thurs-
day, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S..Parrott
Ave. Some of the topics to be
explained are the changes made
in Medicare, the new prescrip-
tion drug benefit and long-term
care. For information or to make
a reservation, call (863) 385-
plans health fair
Martha's House will be host-
ing 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 partici-
pate in the health fair, call
Martha's House at (863) 763-
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. Dou-
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6 SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Schwier and Ruiz chalk up another win
By Loma Jablonski
Justin Schwier placed his bag of
fish ont6 the weigh-in scale as part-
ner Juan Ruiz watched offstage.
When tournament director Larry
Crossman announced the 20.16 lb.-
weight, both partners knew they
were in the running for another
It was a hot, humid day on Lake
Okeechobee as 39 boats made
their way back to the boat ramp at
Okee-Tantie Marina. They had been
on the lake since safe light in the
final classic-qualifying tournament
of the Okee-Tantie Team Trail.
As the weigh-in progressed, the
closest anyone came to catching
Schwier and Ruiz was the team of
Mac Russell and Ronald Rodgers,
whose 17.65-lb. sack of fish would
eventually give them second place.
Bill Hays brought the big fish of
the day to the scale. It was a beauti-
ful 9.19 -lb. lunker.
The second big fish of the day
was brought in by Gary Niemi and
Earl Ellerbee. It weighed in at 8.84
The results of this final qualifier
for the Classic were (1) Justin
Schwier and Juan Ruiz 20.16 lbs.,
$1,500; Mac Russell and Ronald
Rodgers 17.65 lbs., $610 and two
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The team of Gary Niemi (pic-
tured) and Earl Ellerbee (not
pictured) took home the sec-
ond-place big fish award with
a bass that weighed 8.84 lbs.
-at Sunday's final qualifier for
the Okee-Tantie Team Trail.
Okeechobee Steak House meals;
(3) Bill Troyer and Dan Tharnish -
17.26 lbs., $450 and an X-Tools
knife and De Hooker; (4) Jeff Simes
and Randy Simes 16.44 lbs., $300;
(5) Donnie Biggs and Boug Brown-
ing 15.76 lbs., $200 and a gallon of
oil from Lakeshore Marine; (6)
Justin Schwier (left) and Juan Ruiz (right) display some of
the fish that earned them the first-place check at the Okee-
Tantie Team Trail bass tournament held Sunday at Okee-
Tantie Marina. They won with a total weight of 20.16 Ibs.
Larry and Cody Wright 15.61 lbs., a check for $115 for the second
two Pfleuger reels and two All Star biggest fish of the day.
rods. The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
Hays and partner Josh McIntosh Classic two-day event will take
received $275 for their big fish place on Nov. 19 and 20 at the
award. Ellerbee and Niemi received Okee-Tantie Marina.
hosts golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a golf tournament on Oct.
15 to raise money to send their
students to the national tourna-
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)
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org for infor-
mation. Or, entry forms can be
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
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 Bassfhaster Casting
Kids competition. Children
between 4-14 are invited to
compete in the live fishing com-
petition. Both events will be bro-
ken down into different age
There is no charge for this
fun day of fishing.
Refreshments will be avail-
able to competitors and specta-
For information contact Dave
Stout, vice-president of the Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club, Inc. at
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
member. 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
special 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
Sign-ups under way
for sports program
Registration is currently
under way for the Upward Bas-
ketball and Cheerleading pro-
gram at the First Baptist Recre-
ation Outreach Center, 310 S.W
Fifth Ave., and will continue
until Nov. 15.
The program is open to boys
and girls in grades one through
There will be equal playing
time and teams. There will be
only one hour of -practice each
week. and one game on Satur-
day. 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)
O.G. & C.C. Results
PI.G.S.League oct. 7: 1. vinnie Malone,
2.George Guydosh, Last Place -
Oct. 4: 1. George Guydosh, 2. Harry White, Closest to the Pin -
Harry White, Last Place John (2) Kenny Curran, (8) Vinnie Mal-
Nickelson, Closest to the Pin (2) one, (11) Kenny Curran and (17)
Max Sherry, (8) George Guydosh. Vinnie Malone.
Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
20th ANNUAL KID'S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT
October 30, 2005 Okee-Tantie Back Ramp
A responsible adult must accompany the participants.
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.
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
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 7,
through Thursday, Oct. 13, are as
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-
FPL program helps
with emergency funds
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner Agency. The Care to
Share Program is sponsored by
FPL and is designed to provide
emergency assistance funds to
customers who are in a crisis situ-
ation and unable to pay their elec-
tric bill. To find out if you qualify
for Care to Share assistance,
please stop by the.American Red
Cross Office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
or call (863) 763-2488. The Care
to Share office hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
One Stop Center
lists job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. In the past 60
days, 33 companies have listed 43
jobs and 45 people have been
hired. The center is open from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through
You can be a
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one. :hdur per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to, work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed
Wimes at (863) 357-0047.
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. uhtil noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adult basic
education/GED, Tuesday and
Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30
p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R.
70 East, English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123
S.W Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 7 a.m: until noon; El'
Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and
English as a second language
classes, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a
second language, Tuesday and
Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.
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white, corkscrew tail, Bass-
TERRIER MIX- Young, Male,
Butterscotch color, Vic SW
16th St. (863)357-2602
BEAGLE, Lost 9/28. Close The
Forestry Station on NW 50th
Drive. Please Call.
BLACK LAB- female, about
100 Ibs. spayed, no collar,
vic of Gordy Road & Okee-
chobee Rd. REWARD,
CUR DOG, Female, Red w/
white blaze, last seen near U-
save. "Suzie" Missing on 9/14.
Lost: 1730 Nextel cell phone,
black body glove cover, RE-
FREE DRYER- Working condi-
tion, Broken timer.
GERMAN SHEPHERD- 4 year
old. Free To Good Home
KITTENS 2 bick, free to good
homes. Prematurely born on
7/20. Litter trained & good w/
other animals. Will deliver
KITTENS- cute, adorable,
cuddly, good with kids and
dogs, litter trained, to good
KITTENS, 5, Males & Females.
2 Calico, 3 Black & White.
Free to good home.
LAB,, Black, 6 mo. old. Male.
Great w/kids, housebroken. Al-
lergic. To good home. Pure
SCRAPE WOOD: 5 Loads. All
sizes. Free, you haul.
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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
BEST JOB EVER
now hiring 18-25 guys
& gals to travel U.S.
with fun company.
MTV road rules
training if you can
start immediately. Call
Ask for Jelka
& TRANSPORT COMPANIES
Drug free work place. Apply in
person at: Wooley's Sheds
2570 NW 16th Blvd
People skills & references
Send resume to: ..
Okeechobee Golf & CC
405 N.E. 131st Lane
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
Wanted, Okeechobee &
Martin County area.
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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
High gas prices? No worries Our mileage reimbursement
goes up with the gas prices! Work part time hours make
full time pay take CA$H home dally.
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
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
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 ,
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Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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
Needed Loader& Dozerfor
construction in Port St Lucie.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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
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Service Electrician for
ILocal work..Must have
Good driving record, DFWP
IBenefits, 401 k,Pd hol & vac
Looking for someone with
experience in Sprinkler
have valid FL. driver's
license and be willing to
work hard. Please call
or Fax resume to
Experience in Aluminum and
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
Only Qualified and Experienced
Apply in person at
EMORY WALKER CO. INC.
208 S.W. 5th Avenue
Top Pay, 401 K,
Paid Vacation, & Medical
INSURANCE CLERK For busy
physicians office. Experience
necessary. Excellent benefits.
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
P/T & F/T Position
Need CDL Driver, clean. MVR,
mechanical skills, that likes a
variety of local work.
Exp./skill pays more.
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
Must be 21 yrs of age.
Excellent benefits. Apply at:
10800 NE 128th Ave
No Phone Calls Please.
*Tow truck driver
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
Truck Drivers Needed
Must have Class A CDL
license. Benefits Available.
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee
LPN/MA full time needed for
busy derm. office, great
salary & benefits. Fax re-
HOME CLEANING JOBS- none
to small, excellent references
call Karen (863)763-2990
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Coins 'Stamps 570
Crafts Supplies 585
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
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Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys 8 Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER- 24,000
BTU's, Works good $150.
AIR CONDITIONERS- 15,000
BTU's Works good $75.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
3/2 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.
MOBILE HOME AC/HEAT 3
ton unit, 2yrs new, $1000
FIRE ENGINE TOY Wind up,
at least 100 yrs old. $500
PRINTERS DRAWER with
over 100 collectibles inside.
Mostly knives. Asking $250
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
antique, not in cabinet, In car-
rying case, $75.
SINGER SEWING MACHINE-
Treadle, beautiful, with table,
CHEST FREEZER- Small,
Works good. $75.
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
TOASTER OVEN Large, good
WASHER & DRYER GE, han-
dles large loads, very-good
WASHER & DRYER- excellent
condition, $125 for the set
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $200.
Washer & Dryer, Stackable,
white, Westinghouse, exc.
cond., $175. (863)467-6423
WASHER- Purchased new in
'03 from Sears. $100.
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
LEARNING LIBRARY Young
Students, 23 volume set +
atlas. $40 (407)436-1901
CLOSET DOOR SETS (2) 6ft,
$40 for both or will separate.
GARAGE DOOR 7x9, insulat-
ed w/ stain glass windows &
remote opener. $300 or best
BOYS WINTER CLOTHES, size
6-9 mos., Excellent condi-
tion. $20 takes all.
CARSEAT Infant w/ base, ex-
cellent condition, Pd $100
asking $35 (863)763-6297
ADULT/KIDS CLOTHES 16
banana boxes & 2 garbage
bags full. Wll separate or
$400 for all (772)597-0146
BOYS WINTER CLOTHES-,
18mo.-2year Excellent con-
dition $15. takes all.
Colet bls 0
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
Compaq- Pentium 3 desk pro
Win. XP many programs &
Game video card & DVD
player $200. (866)529-0057
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
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- King size, Serta mat-
tress, Box springs & frame.
Good condition $250.
BED- Mechanical, $95 or best
BED, Twin w/drawers below.
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
DAVENPORT antique, white.
Gold Chair & Daybed. $550
for all, will separate.
DINETTE SET antique, white,
6 chairs, 2 leaves, full pad,
buffet & china cabinet. $350
END TABLES, (2), heavy,
wood, $30 will sell separate-
KING SIZE MATT & BOX-
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
LA-Z-BOY SLEEPER BED-
brown plaid. $300
LIVING RM & BEDROOM Furn
20 different pcs. Located 20
mi SE of Okee. on FL 710.
$300 will sep. (772)597-0146
MOVING, MUST SELL!!!
7 pc. Qu. Bdrm. Set, wood &
brass $600., Oak Dinette w/4
chairs $150., Dinette Set,
wood Antique White w/6
chairs & matching hutch
$1000 Firm. & Many items For
Queen Bed, brass headboard,
Queen Size Bed, mattress, box
spring, metal frame, $150.
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
SOFA, LS & CHAIR- good
condition, like new paid
$750 asking $175
-Triple Dresser, w/ Ig. mirror,
light brown, 3 sm. drawers &
4 Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
TWIN BED- light pine color,
wood w/laminate, includes
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Shotgun, Good cond. $150.
SHOTGUN HIGHSTANDER- 12
ga pump w/vented rib, very
good cond. $300 or trade for
STAR SA 9 mm- Semi-auto
pistol, 2 magazines, ammo.
WATCH, Citizen Blue Angels &
$295 for 'both will sell sep.
WEDDING BANDS- His &
Hers, white gold, paid $800
asking $350 (863)634-8530
LIGHTS, (2), stained glass,
swag, $30 will sell sep.
ELECTRIC CHAIR, HOVER-
ROUND, Never used. $1500.
GLASS INSULATOR COLLEC-
TION, $75. (407)436-1901 or
ORGAN Yamaha, excellent
shape $500 (863)675-0235
AMAZON PARROT- Male,
Orange 'wing, $350.
BABY WHITE POT BELLY PIG-
$20 in LaBelle area
BEAGLE- female, tri color, 9
mos, CKC, good w/kids &
other dogs, doesn't dig or
run away $100
BEAGLE- Male, 2yrs old, Tri-
colored. C.K.C. papers,
Loves kids, House broke,
$150 863-484-0314 Lv msg
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 9wks,
shots, ACA registered, parents
on prem. $350 Call Monica
Cockatiel, female, 4 mos. old,
cage, book, toys & food, can
wolf whistle, $200.
(863)983-7288 Iv. msg.
DOG PEN Chain link, 4 pan-
els, 10x6 + door. $100
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
MINI DOXIE- male, neutered,
2yrs old, Dapple, $200 seri-
ous inquiries only.
MINI DOXIES- AKC, bik/tan,
M/F, taking deposits, ready
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
PITBULL Female, 8mos,
needs family without small
pets. Loves kids, very alert
$10.0 neg. (863)484-0313
SUGAR GLIDER- Male, $65.
RED MINIATURE PINCHER-
Male, with papers. $600
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
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
SEWING MACHINE, For Eyelid
for buttons. Commercial
grade. $50. Call
GOLF BALLS (100) $40.
CAR CD PLAYER- P'inreLi,
DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $300, sell $200
TV, Magnavox, Color, Con-
sole. 27"? Works & Looks
good. $75. (863)357-1560
GENERATOR: Generac, 22500
surge, 15000 continuous, 30
hp, elec. start. $2000.
PRESSURE WASHER 2500
PSI, 6.5 h/p. $150
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $250
VACUUM CLEANER Small
VHS TAPES 50-75 $300 for
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art. Paying -
WANTING TO BUY a Trailer
For 14' boat. (863)467-7606
Christmas Tl-ees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed, Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)763-3631
LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, $300 (863)357-5754.
PUSH MOWER- Self propelled,
clean, like new, runs good,
$100 or best offer
RIDING LAWN MOWER '98
Snapper, 9h/p. Runs good, like
new condition $450 or best of-
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Snapper, 34" cut, 8hp, $250.
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $475.
WEED EATER Home Lite,
gas, good shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-7428
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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
OKEECHOBEE on Hwy. 70W.
3 Bdrm., 2 Bath. on 10 Acres.
Horses & Pets Welcome.
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
Remodeled, 2 Story, Wood
Framed Home 4/1. Porch,
Fenced yard, shed, corner lot.
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.
+ 1/ util. Cable/Internet incid.
Utilities included. $450. mo.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
BUCKHEAD- DW, '99, 3/2,
garden tub, $85,000 USA
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, cor-
ner lot, nice neighborhood,
2700 sf 4/2, in SW area, 1
acre, w/Grandfather Oaks, in
ground pool, $350,000 Own-
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
VENUS, Log Cabin home, 3br,
2ba, 1 1/4 acre, New front
porch & roof. Exc water sys,
3/2, 2003, W/seawall,
$260,000 USA Properties
WATERFRONT TREASURE IS-
LAND- 3/2, 60' seawall,
$193,000 USA Properties
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,
OKEE- D/W, 3br, 2ba, on the
water. $1100. mo. + 1st,
last $600. Sec dep.; 2547
SE 32nd St. (863)634-3312
OUSLEY ESTATES 3BR,
2BA. Dbl wide. No pets, non
smoking. Available now.
Please call (863)357-1517
Okeechobee 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets. $1100 mo
AQUA ISLES Lot J-10. All
appliances included, furnished,
Walking distance to river.
Park Model, w/Fla. room &
carport, Lot 26, Vantage
Oaks, immed possession,
3/1.5, w/EFF Apt, & Family
Room, $130,000, USA Prop-
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellameius 3025
Sport Velhicles/ATVs 3035
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $500 or best offer.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
JON BOAT: 12 Ft. w/Trailer.
Magic Tilt Alum. Boat Trailer,
16', exc. cond., $495 or best
MOHAWK CANOE 16'- with
trailer & gas 1.5HP engine,
NEW 16' BASS BOAT- 90HP
Merc, live wells, fish finder,
trolling mtr, trir, & cover
PONTOON BOAT '99 20ft,
Smoker Craft, 50hp Johnson
o/b. Trolling motor w/ trailer
POWER WENCH- 12volt, nev-
er used, ball hitch adapter
plate, 10' remote control,
COACHMAN '81, 31' 5th WhI.,
Sleeps 6, Full Ba., Heat & A/C
w/hitch. Great shape. $6000
/best offer. (863)532-0088
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
YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER -
800 XL, 3 seater, good condi-
tion. $3500 call Monica
HONDA BF 90- '04, Warranty
left, $6200 (863)467-2000
HONDA Dirtbike CRF,100, '04,.
used 1 mo., paid $3100, sell
for $2000 firm.
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
YAMAHA BLASTER '04 -
200ccw/ many modifications
and low hours $2500 or best
GO-CART- Silver Fox, 2 seat,
Used very little. $800.
MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
TERRY STH WHEEL- 36',
Comfortable to live in. New
tires good cond. No slides
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
5TH AVENUE '89- runs good,
needs brakes, $600 neg.
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
BUICK RIVIERA '92 2dr
coup,.extra clean, noisy mo-
tor that needs replacing.
CHEVY CAMARO '92-R/S
Runs & looks great, $2500 or
best offer (863)227-2013
CHEVY CAVALIER- '96, 2
door, A/C, Tinted windows
agprox 135K, $2500.
DODGE AVENGER SPORT '99-
auto, pw, pl, V6, cold AC,
96K, $3000 (863)467-7076
DODGE NEON- '2000, 4 dr,
72K, Tinted windows, Clean,
A/C, Runs good. $6000.
FORD CONTOUR '96 Cold
a/c, good condition, runs
well $1300 or best offer
FORD MUSTANG 1992,
Coupe, 4 cyl. w/5 speed &
cold air. $1500 or best offer.
Honda Accord DX, '89, manu-
al, 4 door, runs well; $850.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Good cond., new tires, cold
a/c, asking $1000.
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
MERCURY SABLE, '99, load-
ed, sunroof, 78k miles,
NISSAN NX 2000 '93 Wht,
5spd, ac/pf, t bar roof, tinted
win, cd, 140K mi, rebuilt trans.
$1250 863-677-0459 An-
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1988,
Metallic Blue, 305, Runs great.
Needs a computer. $500. Call
Corey @ (863)673-6081
CHEVY '48 4 door, excellent
body, new motor, needs to be
restored. Serious inquiries on-
ly. $2500 (863)763-3551
OLDS DYNAMIC 88 1963,
$700 or best offer.
DODGE RAMCHARGER 1986,
4x4, Parts or As' Is. Asking
$950. Call (863)357-3107
FORD BRONCO 1978, Make
good buggy. $650 or best
FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some TLC,
$1000 neg. or trade for 4x4
4 whir. (863)634-4338
FORD EXPLORER, '98, 4x4,
59k mi., new suspension,
$6900 or best offer.
FORD F150 1986, 4x4, 18" of
lift, 44" tires, 460 engine.
$2500 or best offer.
JEEP WAGONER- '84, Fair
condition, Runs good. $500
or best offer. (863)675-8074
GOLF CART BATTERY
48volts, Club car, $175
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-
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AIRAID INTAKE SYSTEM- Fits
'01-'02 Chevy Heavy Duty,
6.0 Engine. $200 or best of-
American Racing Wheels- 4,
For F250, 8 lug Mojave
w/teflon. Caps/tuner lugs, +
Spare $325 63-610-1000
CHEVY TRUCK RALLY
WHEELS (5) 8" wide & '69 Ca-
mero 3 core Radiator $120
will ep. (863)634-0526
Chrome Whis, Ultra, 17x9, 8
lug for '04 Dodge, 305/70/17
buckshots & fender flares,
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
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
TIRES (4) like new, Firestone
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
TOYOTA PICKUP- '90, ext
cab, 4x4, V6, Wrecked in
front. Parts or all $1000. or
best offer. (863)990-9256
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
REAmmG A NEWPAPEI
TRUCK TOPPER for small
p/u, excellent condition. $70
WILD COUNTRY RADIALS -
RVT, 33x12.50x15, on 6 lug
aluminum wheels. $400
Chevy Cheyenne 1500, 1991,
4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250.
FORD F100 1983, A/C, Auto.,
New Carb., New. tires, 2
Tone Blue. $2500 Firm.
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
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
CHEVY TAHOE- '01, 80K, Ex-
cellent condition, Fully load-
ed $16, 500. (863)634-6485
TILT TRAILER 5x8, w/ re-
movable custom cap. Good
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
DODGE CARAVAN '94 runs
good, clean van. $1150
DODGE CARAVAN, '94- new
tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300. (863)655-0030.
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that the Glades
County Board of County Commission-
ers will be accepting sealed bids from
qualified general contractors until 3:00
PM on October 31, 2005 for the pro-
ject known as the American Legion
There will be a mandatory pre-bid confer-
ence atthe Iob 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. Florida
33471 or in person to 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven 33471. Plans may be
obtained at the above address or at the
office of H.L. Bennett,PE 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 CB,CGS, 10/6,13/2005
10/1st thru 12th/2005
Public notice is hereby given that Ferygu-
son Towing will sell at Public Aucton
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438 on October 17th,
2005 at 9:00 AM.
1993 Nissan 4-door SIL
1997 Ford 4-door WHI
1994 Chevrolet Station Wagon GRN
90562 ON 10/11,13/05
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
your yard sale In the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze
make you a amorefomed
and iutersting person. No
wonder newspaper wedes
are more suesfull
I Pulc o ice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY
COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR
BOARD MEETING TUESDAY OC-
TOBER 25 2005 AT 3:30 RM. IN
THE BOARb ROOM OF THE BEN L
BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILD-
ING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF IN-
DIAN RIVER COMMUNITY
COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVE-
NUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO
GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUES-
DAY. OCTOBER 18, 2005 AN
AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD
IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN
L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS,
3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT
PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596.
ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE
BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CON-
SIDERATION ARGUMENTS CON-
CERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR
POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE
OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT
MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY
THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE
AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE
THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PER-
SONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE
DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CON-
SIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PUR-
POSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
88624 ON 10/11/05
Join all the people who
say, sold it in the
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IgPbi i ce
File No.: 43.0249112-001
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF EXEMPTION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that your projects to: a)
construct 5 strand barb wire fences, according to Sheet C-2 of the aached draw-
ings to assure adequate pasture graze management and rotational grazing such
that phosphorus loading does not exceed phosphorus uptake rates In pastures
(This area does not contain weteand); b) construct an 8.5 acre atormwater reten-
tion pond shown, In Shoat C-4, that will Include berm along the southeastern
edge of the property to provide water qualtydetenton and to reduce offsite nutri-
ent dlchrge, ci to construct various structures for water control throughout the
property that will be designed to provide water quality detention of runoff that shall
consist of the Installation of culverts with flash board risers, as depicted in Sheets
C-2, C-3, C-4, CD-1, CD-2, and CD-3, and d) to construct vegetated buffer strips,
shown in Sheer C-3, that will be designed to bind and trust high phosphorus and
reducing phosphorus levels to surrounding areas. The project Is located on the
former Mattson Dairy, an appx. 808 acre site 10 miles Southeast of Okeechobee,
(Sections 28 & 33, Township 38 South, Range 37 East), in Martin County has
been determined to be exempt from requirements to obtain an environmental re-
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action
may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569
and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Mediation is not available.
If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other per-
sons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the adminis-
trative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding.
Interventon will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon
the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Adminis-
In accordance with rules 28-106.111(2) and 62-110.106(3)(a)(5), petitions for an
administrative hearing must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or
receipt of written notce, whichever occurs first. Under rule 62-110.106(4) of the
Florda Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by
the Departments action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for
an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the
request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be fled with
the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boule-
vard, Mal Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 prior to the applicable
deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time
period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Upon motion by the re-
questing party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time
before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect, the Department may also
grant the requested extension ofttime.
The petitioner mall a cpy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated
above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an admin-
istrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action Is
based must contain mthe following Information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or
Identification number, If known;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, If any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the pethioners substantial Interests are or will be affected by the
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency de-
d) A statement of, all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the peti-
on must so Indicate;
(n) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, Including the specific facts
the petitioner contends Warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed
(Q) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require
reversal or modifications of the agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action
that the pettioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's pro-
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's ac-
tion is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall con-
tain the same Information a set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
90330 ON 10/11/05
Cut-a-Thon aides breast cancer foundation
Stafford'sSalon, 3268 U.S. 441 S. in the Winn-Dixie Plaza, will hold
a Cut for the Cure Cut-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. The event is being held to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation. Stafford's will donate 20 percent of the funds
raised on this day to the Komen foundation. For information or to
make an appointment, call (863) 763-3933. While appointments are
recommended, they are not required.
Book group's schedule announced
The Okeechobee County Library book discussion group will begin
meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27. The group's schedule is: Thursday, Oct.
27, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi a memoir and literary
criticism by a former Iranian professor who secretly teaches western
literature in her living-room.; Thursday, Nov. 17, "Kite Runner" by
Khaled Hosseini. This novel tells the story of Amir, the son of a wealthy
businessman and of his father's servant's son, Nassan. Amir grows up
in 1970s Afganistan, leaving during the war and returning there to live
as a man.; Thursday, Dec. 15, "Nickels and Dimes" by Barbara Ehren-
reich a journalist records how difficult it is to sds'tain oneself on min-
imum wage.; and, Thursday, Jan. 26, "Master Butcher's Singing Club"
by Louise Erdrich. This is a novel woven with intrigue, romance and
humor, and is an emotionally complex tale of European immigrants
who have settled in the fictional town of Argus, N.D. All meetings
begin at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
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 draw-
ing, prize giveaways, kids games and a country store. For information,
call (863) 763-5042.
Vendors needed for benefit
The Joshua Matute Family Transportation Benefit needs vendors to
set up in the Okeechobee City Park on Oct. 29. Vendors needed
include arts and crafts, food, drink and entertainment. There will also
be a baking contest and prize giveaways. For information, contact Niki
Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wetherington at (863) 763-3617.
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.
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. The
pool is not open during school hours. For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.
Alternative Halloween festival slated
The First Baptist Church and More-2-Life Ministries will host their
annual Fall Fest in Flagler Park #6 on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. This year's Halloween alternative festival is open to all ages
and appropriate costumes. There will be games, food and candy pro-
vided. For information, call (863) 763-2171.
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4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth
Livestock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31,
and be in good club standings by attending monthly club meetings
to be eligible to participate in the livestock show.
Chamber hosting chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a bar-
becue chicken dinner on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Flagler
Park #2. A drive-up curbside area will be designated. The dinner
will include: barbecued chicken (white meat $6 and dark meat $5)
with baked beans, potato salad, roll and a cookie. Tickets are avail-
able at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; Rustic Ranch Furni-
ture, 123 S.W. Park St; or, from any Chamber board member.
Orders can be faxed to (863) 763-3531 and paid for when the meal
is picked up. For information, contact the Chamber office at (863)
VFW Ladies group plan garage sale,
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is now accepting your donations for
their Nov. 4 and 5 garage sale to be held at the 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.
Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th
Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m. There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors,
live music, kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion,
a cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments
and more! Park admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people).
Arts and crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70
for the entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or,
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to
request a vendor packet. Interested food vendors should contact
Nancy Davis of the Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.
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 information, contact Laurie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.
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. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are
Saturday and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also
needed to work on the following committees: public relations,
fundraising, legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination.
An experienced bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for
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
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact
the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-
8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in
the County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.
DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan.
17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth.
"The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the
Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certificates
and Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the contestants.
The winner from each school will receive a monetary award. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2492.
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The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 18 and Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 9:00 oa.m. In County Commission
Chambers, 304 NW 2nd Street, Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida to consider pe-
titions filed with theValue Adjustment Board.
Lists maintained by the property appraiser of successful and unsuccessful appli-
cants for exemptons are avallable for consideration by the public at the Office of
Property Appraiser, 307 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florda.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, tor such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based,
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adjustment Board
88238 ON 10/4,11/2005
AROUND YOU. 8