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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 292


Wednesday, October 19, 2005


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In Brief
VNAwill
give flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Associ-
ation (VNA) will be giving flu
shots starting Oct. 24 in their
offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The
shots will be given from 9 until
11 a.m. and from 1 until 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday. They
will also be given on Saturday,
Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. There is no charge for
Medicare patients. For those
who do not have Medicare,
the charge will be $30.
Local roads
to be closed
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
announced that a portion of
S.W 32nd Street, from the 700
block to the 1600 block, will
be closed to all traffic 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. 16 the 1200 block of S.R.
70 W will be closed to all traf-
fic 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.

Inside

Citrus greening
threat to industry
During the past few weeks,
local citrus growers have been
listening closely to the mass
media, fearing the much dread-
ed news that a new disease is in
our neighborhood. Unfortu-
nately, it's on our southern
doorstep. On a one to ten scale,
if citrus canker is a three, citrus
greening is an imperfect 10.
Last week the Florida
Department of Agriculture
reported that some residential
trees in Palm Beach and Martin
Counties have been infected
with citrus greening. One of
these sites is on the Martin/St.
Lucie line, which puts it too
darn close to our area. It's time
to learn about this new threat to
our struggling citrus industry.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 459
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.57 feet


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

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On the move: Woman maybe leaving tent


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Nancy Barton stands in front of the tent she has been living in for about a month. Her
three-bedroom doublewide was destroyed by last year's hurricanes. Thanks to the
efforts of R.O.A.D. (Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster) and the availability of Hur-
ricane Housing Recovery Funds, she might soon have a house.

R.O.A.D. assists hurricane victims


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Nancy Barton may soon be
moving.
No big deal you say? Well, to
her it is.
Ms. Barton has been living in
a tent for the last month. Her
three-bedroom doublewide
mobile home was destroyed by
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.
But thanks to the efforts of
R.O.A.D. (Recovering Okee-
chobee After Disaster) and Hur-
ricane Housing Recovery Pro-
gram (HHRP) grant funds, she
may become a homeowner
again.
R.O.A.D. is a long-term hurri-
cane recovery group composed
of Okeechobee faith-based and
non-profit organizations. It was
formed in the wake of last
year's devastating hurricanes.
Its objectives are to provide
coordinated management of
long-term recovery efforts,
assist individuals who do not
have adequate personal
resources and to advocate for
ongoing preparedness for
future disasters.
Ms. Barton's home could
possibly be the first one rebuilt


On a recent afternoon, R.O.A.D. staff members met with
Nancy Barton as part of their efforts to have a new house
built for her to replace the one destroyed by last year's
hurricanes. For about a month, Ms. Barton has been living
in a tent. Seated around the table are (left to right) Christi-
na Santibanez, bilingual case manager; Ms. Barton; Julie
Wazinek, case manager supervisor; and Jim Vensel,
director of R.O.A.D.


with the county's HHRP funds.
Debra Belcher, who adminis-
ters the grant funds for the
county, said there are currently
10 applications for new housing
and some others are expected.
But, she said, Ms. Barton's could
be the first processed since hers
is already in the works.
The time frame for comple-


tion of the house depends on
the contractor, said Ms. Belcher.
Okeechobee County
received a total of $7,173,464 in
HHRP grants. Some of this
money will go for administrative
purposes; a certain amount
must be spent on low-income

See Home Page 2


Single phone call ends


local Halloween tradition


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
What has become a Hal-
loween tradition in Okee-
chobee will not take place this
year.
For the past six years, the
First United Methodist of Okee-
chobee has sponsored a pump-
kin patch the last two weeks in
October. The pumpkins were
sold to support the church's
missions program and students
from the area's day-care centers
would come to the church for a
story, refreshments and a Jack
O'Lantern carving demonstra-
tion. Then they got to search the
pumpkin patch for Jacks
O'Lantern's five brothers. The
church had expected 400 chil-
dren over the next two weeks.
Sadly, none of that will hap-
pen this year. This past Saturday,


Oct. 15, the pumpkins were
scheduled to arrive. But on Fri-
day, Oct. 14,* First United
Methodist Youth Pastor Rev-
erend Jim Dawson received a
telephone call that he called a
"major disappointment."
He was told that because of
hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) has con-
tracted with the independent
truckers who would ordinarily
haul pumpkins from New Mexi-
co to Florida.
The bad news was not
received in time to cancel a
notice in the Oct. 15 edition of
the Okeechobee News.
Rev. Dawson said the cir-
cumstances were out of the
church's control since the
church took the pumpkins on a
consignment basis.
He said he noticed that the


Methodist churches in Fort
Pierce and Clewiston had no
pumpkins either. He said that
only the Methodist church at
White City received their ship-
ment of pumpkins. Rev. Daw-
son attributed that delivery to
economics since it was a larger
delivery than the other churches
had requested.
He said some churches
might get their pumpkins this
Saturday.
Normally, the pumpkins are
delivered the second weekend
in October and are sold until
Oct. 31.
Rev. Dawson said the cancel-
lation was a big disappointment
since the church had some new
signs and had planned to do
some things differently this year.
The cancellation will also

See Halloween Page 2


Drug unit



described as



'very active'


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The past 12 months have
been busy ones for members
of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Nar-
cotics Task Force, as they have
made 157 arrests and taken
over $270,000 worth of drugs
off the street.
According to Sheriff Paul
May the task force has also
seized four vehicles worth an
estimated- $34,000, .,and
$23,073.58 in currency.
"We have a very active task
force," said OCSO Major Noel
Stephen, of the arrests and
seizures. "These were all illegal


substances that were intended
to be sold in Okeechobee
County."
An OCSO press release
states that in the last year the
task force confiscated: 26.85
pounds of cocaine (12.17 kilos)
with an estimated street value
of $255,570; 5.20 pounds of
marijuana with an estimated
street value of $5,200; and, 5.13
ounces of methamphetamine
with an estimated street value
of $10,773.
The task force also confis-
cated a Tec-9 assault weapon.
These seizures do not

See Unit Page 2


Donations needed
for hurricane victims
By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce is spearheading
their second drive to collect sup-
plies for those hit by Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita.
In September, the Okee-
chobee community sent a trac-
tor-trailer filled with supplies to


Franklinton, La. This time, the
supplies will go to a small town
in Mississippi.
Donations of canned goods
and other non-perishable food,
bottled water, insect repellent,
hygiene items and baby items
are sought. Blankets and sleep-
ing bags are also needed.
"We're collecting every-
thing," said Brenda O'Connor,
executive director of the Okee-

See Chamber Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Brothers Kyle and Brandon Entry, who were 2 years old at the
time, enjoyed the pumpkin patch on Friday, Oct. 22, 2004.
Unfortunately, the pumpkin patch was unexpectedly cancelled
at the last minute this year due to trucking conflicts.


Chamber is



spearheading



second drive







2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19,2005


In Brief

Loans help repair
storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program
will help applicants who meet
the following criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne
in 2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons
- $31,100; four persons -
$34,550; five persons $37,300;
six persons $40,100; seven
persons $42,850; and, eight
persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications
for this program are by appoint-
ment only. To make an appoint-
ment for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The
Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.


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


Foley's aide
to visit locally
,OKEECHOBEE -- Ann Deck-
er, aide to U.S. Representative
Mark Foley (R), 16th Congres-
sional district, will hold office
hours in room 106 of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St., from 10 a.m.
until noon on Wednesday, Oct.
26.
Ms. Decker will also be avail-
able by phone at (863) 763-6441.


County plans
fall festival
OKEECHOBEE -- The second
annual Okeechobee County fall
festival will be held Oct. 29 and
Oct. 30 at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E.
Admission and parking is free
for all spectators and partici-
pants.
Gates will open at noon on
Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sun-
day. Events slated for Saturday
will include: arts, crafts, specialty
merchandise, food and a
bounce house and slide for chil-
dren. A trickl-or-treat greet for the
children will start at 5 p.m. and
end at 7 p.m. Parents and chil-
dren alike can wear costumes.
Main Street will also hold a
pet costume contest on Saturday
evening. For information and
entry applications, contact Main
Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
On Sunday, the Okeechobee
Cattlemen's Association will put
on a ranch rodeo. For informa-
tion or entry applications, call
(863) 634-3265.
For vendor and general event
information, call (863) 763-1666.


Vendors sought
for fall festival
OKEECHOBEE -- Okee-
chobee County is currently


accepting commercial and non-
profit vendor applications for its
fall festival to be held at the coun-
ty's Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R.
70 E,, on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.
Arts, craft, specialty merchan-
dise and food vendors may: pick
up vendor applications in room
106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second
St.; by going to the county's web-
site, www.co.okeechobee.fl.us,
and clicking on the Agri-Civic
Center quick link; or, by sending
a stamped self-addressed enve-
lope to: Agri-Civic Center Fall Fes-
tival, P.O. Box 696, Okeechobee,
Fl, 34973.
For vendor and event informa-
tion, call (863) 763-1666.


Public voices concerns Chamber


over Lake Okeechobee


By Bill Fabian schedule" that engineers believed
Special to Okeechobee News would prevent any serious prob-
lems such as the one they are fac-
CLEWISTON The United ing now. Unfortunately, the WSE
States Army Corps of Engineers was "woefully inadequate",
gave some promises, a few according to Carpenter.
answers, and a lot of time for pub- "In July of 2000, we came up
lic input during a discussion with a deviation that would estab-
about the current condition of lish a foundation for a reliable, but
Lake Okeechobee at Clewiston's flexible WSE," said Carpenter.
John Boy Auditorium on Tuesday, "What we did not expect nor
Oct. 11. account for was the event of four
The gathering was officially hurricanes dumping the high
dubbed by the Corps as a "Scop- amount of water that we got, and
ing Meeting" designed to allow now we're in a situation that will
public input as the Corps makes ave to be fixed, and, unfortu-
changes to the current system of ately, we can't promise that
drainage and lake level mainte- everyone is going to be satisfied
nance. Lt. Col. Robert Carpenter with the way we fix it," said Car-
who heads the Jacksonville dis- penter.
trict of the Corps of Engineers, Carpenter gave a detailed
asked the gathering of more than description of the effect of the
200, to give feedback over con- hurricanes from the Corps' per-
cerns about Lake Okeechobee, spective, indicating that the lake's
which is in the most polluted and water level was measured at a
undesirable state imaginable fol- low of 12.8 feet prior to Hurricane
lowing the series of hurricanes Charley. That water level shot up
that swept South Florida in 2004. to 18.2 after the devastating
Carpenter explained that the storm, which dumped most of its
meeting was intended to assess water in the Kissimmee River
public concerns as the Corps watershed, which drains all of its
begins to make changes to its contents into Lake Okeechobee
Water Supply and Environment from Central Florida.
(WSE) schedule, which is a plan A hurricane of the same
enacted five years ago in July 2000 strength of Hurricane Katrina
to coordinate all of the regulatory would not cause the same situa-
factors that impact the lake's tion as experienced in New
water level and water quality, Orleans, Carpenter said. He gave
such as pumping stations and fil- confident assurance that the state
ter stations placed strategically of the levees around the lake is in
throughout the area. prime condition, and that "what
The WSE plan was intended to happened in New Orleans can-
be dynamic enough to accommo- not, and will not happen here."
date for everyone, with a "flexible Others were not so sure about


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and. very low-income house-
holds. The largest single pot of
money, $2,863,123, is earmarked
to build new houses. The county
will be considering submittals
from Okeechobee Nonprofit
Housing and Habitat for Humani-
ty for administering some of this
grant money.
It is from.that pot of money set
aside for building new houses
that Ms. Barton's house, if her
application is approved, will be
rebuilt.
Of the total grants funds,
$692,075 has been allocated to
R.O.A.D. for rehabilitation proj-
ects.
"People need to come to us if
they need hurricane relief.- the
money is there," said Jim Vensel,
director of R.O.A.D. "This whole
job is' a blessing when you can
help people like Nancy."
Mr. Vensel said that R.O.A.D.


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Carpenter's promise. "I have seen
instances in which that levee has
leaked, and when you mention
that the levee will withstand a Cat-
egory 3, Category 4, or Category
5, I1 just don't believe the levee is
capable of withstanding that,"
said Alan Hammock, who owns
and operates, a family farming
facility within a stone's throw

from the Okeechobee dike.
"(Carpenter) mentioned funds
being sent to help the projects
being headed by the Corps of
Engineers to build a better system
in New Orleans. I hope it's clear to
everyone involved that those
funds could have been much bet-
ter spent preparing the system
before the hurricane, and I hope
you take action to do that here,"
said Hammock.
Carpenter outlined a plan to
alleviate the high levels of pollu-
tants in the lake that would be
implemented over a period of sev-
eral decades. The Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan,
known as CERP, is currently in
year five, and is expected to be
completed over a period of 30
years. Carpenter said the $1.5 bil-
lion project would start to make
visible differences within 10 years.
The immediacy of the lake's
problems provides a stark con-
trast to Carpenter's long-term
solution, and begs for a more
expeditious and effective plan.
Okeechobee-based commercial
and private fishing businesses are
suffering, and the quality of the
Okeechobee ecosystem is quickly
deteriorating.


me repairs. They have a received a Federal Emergency
r who is in the construc- Management Agency (FEMA)
ustry and he inspects and trailer. But in March, she had to
s houses. If, as in Ms. Bar- leave the state for health reasons.
se, they are too damaged When she left, she had to give up
built the client is referred her FEMA trailer.
elcher to apply for funds She returned to Okeechobee
a new house. to rebuild her life.
ntly R.O.A.D. is working "This is my home it might
homes, has ordered a not be much, but it's mine," she
home and repaired sever- said. "Thank God I'm alive."
They are also working on She said she appreciates life
mobile home. much more because of her expe-
Barton had lived in her riences.
vide for five years when Julie Wazinek, case manager
's hurricanes struck. Hur- supervisor for R.O.A.D., has been
'rances took off half the working with Ms. Barton all
irricane Jeanne finished along.
The mold was so bad the "Julie has' been my guardian
Shad to be removed, angel," Ms. Barton said.
the last year, she has Mr. Vensel compared his
and out of the hospital organization to a "mother ship".
iold. She tried to continue He said R.O.A. D. does the initial
as a waitress, but she said paperwork to qualify a person.
as everywhere. She is on Then the group follows them all
medications, oxygen and a the way through the process, and
er. R.O. A. D. has also refers them to other agencies
rer with medication. such as Project. H.O.P.E. (Helping
Sw, Ms Barton Our People in Emergencies) for
november, Ms. Barton crisis counseling, or other more
gO Asuitable funding sources if neces-
w F sary.
o "Even though we refer, we still
keep up," he said. "We're all
working together. Thank God the
state and the county gave us
findss"
He was also grateful to city offi-
cials, Volunteer Florida and to
Lutheran Services, which recently
made a large donation for materi-
als.
"One stop shopping for recov-
ery," is what Mr. Vensel said of the
1600 S.W. Second Ave. office
spaces shared by R.O.A.D., Pro-
S^ ject H.O.P.E., Habitat for Humani-
* ty and Okeechobee Nonprofit
Housing.
People in need of hurricane
. assistance should contact
) R.O.A.D. at the above address or
= by calling (863) 357-4177.



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*. was a big fundraiser. Proceeds
from the sale of the pumpkins go
Into the church's mission's fund
* that is used to feed needy families
at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Rev. Dawson said the church is
planning some fundraisers to off-
set the loss. He said they were
contemplating a yard sale in
a November. Another possible
fundraiser suggested was the sale
of flower coupons. With a flower
coupon, a person would be able
to go to a florist every month for a
year and receive a bouquet.
S Rev. Dawson said they were
also brainstorming to come up
with some type of Christmas
, ^ activity for the day schools to off-


set the loss of a trip to the pump-
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chobee Chamber of Commerce.
She said Walpole Inc. is again
donating the truck to deliver the
supplies. Rick Canevari, the volun-
teer driver who took the supplies to
Franklinton, is again volunteering
his time to drive another load of
relief supplies.
Donations may be taken to
VFW#10539 on U.S. 441 S.E. today
through Friday, Oct. 21. Friday is the
last day to leave donations at the
Chamber because the truck will be
packed and will leave on Saturday.
"Our driver is planning on leav-
ing Saturday morning," said Ms.
O'Connor.
The Chamber is asking that
donations be bagged or boxed and
labeled.
"It doesn't have to be anything
fancy, but please box or bag it up
and label what is in the box," Ms.
O'Connor requested. She said the
Chamber does not have the man-
power to box up donations.
"We are not accepting any loose


Unit

Continued From Page 1
include any drugs, items or cash
seized by the OCSO road patrol.
Maj. Stephen said most of the
drugs will be destroyed once the
case has been closed. However,
some will be kept for K-9 training.
As for the gun, he said it likely will
also be destroyed.
As for the seized vehicles, if
they are in good enough shape
they may be kept and used as
unmarked vehicles by the depart-
ment. However, if there is a lien
against the vehicle it will not be
kept.
"The lien must be satisfied,
and we won't satisfy it,"
explained Maj. Stephen. "We
used to keep them, but it may not
be cost effective to do so now.
The fee is $750 per vehicle to get a
lawyer to do a forfeiture."
A vehicle is seized if it is used in
the commission of a felony, and
the owner knows it is being used
in the commission of a felony.
The owner also must be notified
within three days if the vehicle is
being confiscated, said Maj.
Stephen.
He went on to say that a lot of
the vehicles being used by drug
dealers are leased, in which case
they are returned to the holder of
the lease.
But when cash is seized, it is
not returned. Maj. Stephen said
the cash is given to the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners.
"The money goes into a spe-
cial fund, and is used for law
enforcement purposes," said
Okeechobee County Administra-
tor George Long.
He went on to say since it's
impossible to know how much
will be seized by the sheriff's
office, these funds are kept out of
the budget. Also, just because the
task force seized over $23,000 in
the last year that doesn't mean


clothing," she said. Boxed dona-
tions of clothing will be accepted, if
the clothing is sorted by size and
then labeled on the outside of the
box. Any clothing donated should
be in good condition, with no tears
or stains and no buttons missing.
The Okeechobee Rotary Club is
working with the Rotary Club in
Boca Raton to organize delivery of
some medical supplies as well. Ms.
O'Connor said Mr. Canevari will
take the Walpole truck to Boca
Raton to pick up donations of first
aid supplies, bandages, over-the-
counter medications and diabetic
supplies.
On Friday, Oct. 21, donations
that were left at the Chamber of
Commerce building will be loaded
on the truck. Volunteers are needed
to help load the truck on Friday and
Saturday. Anyone who wishes to
help is asked to be at the Chamber
building, at the intersection of Par-
rott Avenue and State Road 70 at 2
p.m.
Volunteers are also needed to
help load supplies on the truck at
the VFW on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8
a.m.


that Sheriff May can plan on
spending it anytime soon.
"It can sometimes be months
or years before the money is
turned loose and converted to
cash for use by the sheriff's
office," said Mr. Long.
But, it's a cinch that there will
be more seizures of cash, proper-
ty and drugs.
Maj. Stephen said not only
have two more full-time employ-
ees been hired as members of the
task force, a training program
within the department is teaching
road deputies what it's like to
work undercover.
Maj. Stephen said every two
months two members of the road
patrol are assigned to the nar-
cotics task force. While with the
task force, they do nearly every-
thing that full-time task force
members do except for the really
big drug cases. He said the road
deputies work informants and the
extra help is welcomed by the
task force.
"Especially, with the street
level stuff," said Maj. Stephen.
"This has also helped the road
deputies, especially with their
report writing."
But the task force will be losing
a longtime member, said the
major. Detective John Rhoden
has been promoted to lieutenant
detective.
"He'll still supervise the nar-
cotics task fore, as well as the
general assignments of investiga-
tors," explained Maj. Stephen.
The task force originally began
as a temporary unit that was paid
for by a special grant. However, in
1994 it was found to be of such
importance in the county's war
on drugs that it became a perma-
nent department within the sher-
iff's office. But, it is still funded by
grant dollars.
The task force is made up of
deputies from the sheriff's office,
as well as officers from the Okee-
chobee City Police Department.


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Gallagher announces statewide contest


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher unveiled an essay contest
aimed at encouraging investor
education among middle and
high school students in Florida.
The contest, "Cash in on Your
Money Smarts," offers teens a
chance at more than $7,500 in
prizes statewide, with a top indi-
vidual award of $750 for one stu-
dent in each of five geographic
regions.
"This contest offers Florida
teens a unique opportunity to be
rewarded for their knowledge of
smart investing and their per-
suasive writing skills," said Gal-
lagher. "Learning these valuable
skills now will help pave the
way for a lifetime of financial
success."
The essay contest is part of
Gallagher's statewide public
education initiative, Your Money,
Your Life, which is designed to
help Floridians make better
informed financial decisions.
Gallagher launched the program
in 2004 after learning that many
Floridians put themselves at
financial risk by waiting too late
to save and by running up debt.


"This contest offers Florida teens a unique
opportunity to be rewarded for their knowledge
of smart investing and their persuasive writing
skills."
Tom Gallagher
Florida Chief Financial Officer


The program includes a com-
prehensive educational website
available at www.yourmoneyy-
-ourlife.org.
The essay contest, "Cash in
on Your Money Smarts," is open
to Florida teens who are
between the ages of 14 and 18.
Students must submit a 1000-
word essay to the Florida
Department of Financial Ser-
vices by Jan. 27, 2006. Essays
may be submitted electronically
or by mail, in English or Span-
ish.
Each essay contest partici-
pant will be asked to consider
and write a comprehensive
response to the following ques-
tion: "If you had $100,000 to
invest, what would you invest in


and why?" The response should
address why you would invest in
certain companies or products,
what information you used to
back up your investment deci-
sions, and how investing can
help you meet your money
goals.
Judging the contest will be
representatives from the Florida
Council on Economic Educa-
tion, a non-profit organization
that supports financial education
initiatives in schools and busi-
nesses statewide. In addition,
department employees Fred
Varn and Greg Thomas, who
also serve on the Leon County
and Wakulla County School
Boards respectively, will partici-
pate in the judging process.


Cash prizes will be awarded
to each of the top three essays in
five regions across the state, for a
total of 15 winners. First place
offers a $750 cash reward, sec-
ond place garners $500 and third
place is $250. For complete con-
test details, to download an
essay application or submit an
essay electronically, log on to
www.fldfs.com and click "Cash
in on Your Money Smarts."
Support for the "Cash in on
Your Money Smarts" essay con-
test comes from the Investor
Protection Trust, a fund created
in 2003 from a multi-million dol-
lar settlement reached with fed-
eral regulators. A portion of the
fund was earmarked for
investor/financial education.
"The 'Cash in on Your Money
Smarts' contest dovetails with
classroom efforts and, just as
importantly, gives families of stu-
dents a way to get involved,"
said Gallagher.
Gallagher also said that
department staff is available to
conduct presentations in
schools across the state to help
teach basic financial manage-
ment skills to Florida students.


IRCC business students organize bazaar


The Indian River Community
College Chapter of Delta Epsilon
Chi, (DECA), a student business
organization, will present the
25th Annual Holiday Bazaar on
Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m., at the Main Cam-
pus in Fort Pierce. Hundreds of
exciting craft and gift items,
including holiday decorations,
toys, fine arts, flowers, plants,
interior design, and much more!


Each year the bazaar pro-
vides a forum for IRCC students
to apply various skills learned in
the classroom. IRCC business
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2004 event featured over 125
vendors and always attracts sev-
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dance.
Funds will be raised through
various activities including a hair


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a.m. and noon at the cost of $5
each. Cut-a-thon tickets may be
purchased at the bazaar or pre-
purchased through the IRCC
Cosmetology Department.
A portion of all proceeds
* raised by IRCC student activities
Will benefit the President's Chal-
. lenge Scholarship Fund.


Through the IRCC Foundation,
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scholarships to financially disad-
vantaged students who main-
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Obituaries


Bobby J. Burk, Sr.
Bobby J. Burk, Sr., age 69, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, Oct.
17, 2005, at North Florida Regional
Hospital in Gainesville. Mr. Burk
was born Nov. 25, 1935, in Spring-
field, Mo. to Joseph Wayne and
Thelma Mae ---.
Burk. He was a
high school
auto mechan-
ics vocational
instructor hav-,
ing: I. eto'
Okeechobee ...... B
from Spring-
field in 1939. m
Mr. Burk Bobby J.
was a member Burk, Sr.
of the First Bap-.
fist Church. He
proudly served ourcountry in the
U.S. Army. Hewas on the advisory
board at Indian River Community
College for the Automotive Depart-
ment.
SMr. Burk is survived by: his wife
of 48 years, Ann O. Burk of Okee-
chobee; son,- Bobby J. (Karen)
Burk, Jr. of Gainesville; daughters,.
Pamela J. (Jeffrey) Hudson of
Okeechobee and Jenni E. (Brian)
Melear of Okeechobee; sLx grand-
children, Amanda, Rebecca,
Andrew, Mathew, Zachary and
Sam; two brothers, Donald (Juani-
ta) Burk of Okeechobee and
Jimmy (Shirley) Burk of Ft. Pierce;
two sisters, Arlene Wiggins of
Apopka and Ruth (Wayne) Fulford
of Okeechobee; and, a host of
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.'m., on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 10
a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 20, at First
Baptist Church, Pastor Joe Bishop
of Fountain of Life Church will offi-
ciate. Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.
Larry D.Neal
Larry D. Neal, age 55, of Okee-
chobee, died Monday, Oct. 17,
2005, at Holmes Regional Medical
Center in Melbourne.
A resident of Okeechobee for
three years, Mr. Neal was a retired
engineer with Ford Motor Compa-
ny in Illinois.
Having served in the U.S. Navy,
he was an avid Harley Motorcycle
fan. .


Preceded in death by his father,
Hubert Neal, Jr., he is survived by
his wife of 36 years Rose Neal. In
addition, he is survived by two
sons; Daniel Neal of Titusville, and
Joseph Neal of Palm City. Also sur-
viving is his mother, Maggie Neal of
HobeSound.
... In lieu of flowers, the family has
asked that memorial contributions
be made to Hospice of Okee-
,.chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 33473.
There will be no viewing;and/or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Alton Sadler
and Shane Sadler
Alton Harden Sadler and
Shane Harden Sadler, infants,
died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee.
They are preceded in death by
their maternal grandmother, Dar-
lene Harden.
The twin boys are survived by
their parents, Michael and Tracy
Sadler, their brother Brant Harden
Sadler, and their sister, Chelsey N.
Sadler of Okeechobee. They are
also survived by their paternal
grandparents, Charles and Beat-
rice Sadler of Bonifay and their
maternal grandfather, Stanley
Harden, Sr., of Okeechobee. In
addition, they are also survived by
several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service will be
held at Evergreen Cemetery on
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at 10 a.m.
All arrangements are under the


care and direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.




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YOUTH FOOTBALL: I would like to know where all the money
went for Pop Warner football this year? Numerous people have
sponsored the teams with donations and sponsorships. They are
still going to the local stores to ask for donations of hamburgers
and the like. Where is all the money going? They had money to get
started. I don't understand where it went? They have concession
stands to make money to support the league. They are not fair
either in the distribution of who gets a free drink either. I saw the
head coach's kid get a free drink right after another player who
asked was told "no". I'd like to know who I can get in touch with to
find out where all the money is going? (Editor's Note: We contacted
Pop Warner co-president James Shockley with your question. Fol-
lowing is his reply. "We had zero money when we started this
league. We had to put out $13,000 for gear and cheerleader uni-
forms. We've paid $4,600 and still owe $8,400. We continue to pay
this by using any profit made at our concession stand. We also pay
for Pop Warner insurance, Pop Warner league fees, referee fees at
$500 per day, bus fuel and $9 to the county for bus fuel and a driver.
We provide ice water at all practices and games. We paid out $100
per sponsor banner (we have 18 banners). We pay for supplies for
the concession, which is why we ask for donations. We have three
football teams and two cheerleading teams. If someone has a ques-
tion or complaint, both Albion Crowell, co-president and I are at all
practices and games. We are providing the Okeechobee kids with
the opportunity to play against a different out-of-town team each
week which has never been done before.")

FARMERS MARKET: When I first heard about the Main Street
group suggesting a Green Market downtown, I thought this was a
wonderful idea. I love farmers markets. But my idea of a farmers
market is apparently not the same as theirs. I was surprised to find
it is proposed for a week day from 4 to 7 p.m. Every farmers market
I ever visited was early on a Saturday morning. I can't imagine
checking out produce after work on a weekday, while rushing to
get my kids to ball practice. I don't think a mid-week evening is real-
ly going to go over so well. We'll soon "fall back" and change the
clocks and it will be getting dark by 6 p.m. Shopping for produce in
the dark in the park in the middle of the week does not sound like
much fun. I hope they do have it in the park, but I wish they would
try for early Saturday morning instead. How about 8 a.m. to noon
on Saturday? Then I could stop by after a morning ball game and it
would be bright sunlight so I could see all the fruits and vegetables.
I wonder how many other shoppers feel the same way I do.

ANYBODY ASK?: Maybe this has already been covered but I am
wondering if anyone asked the Hamrick Trust people what they
think about the Green Market idea? The park belongs to the Ham-
ricks and they let the city use it as a public park. But they never let
them have commercial events there before and this sounds pretty
commercial. Sounds like they have businesses coming in to sell
their stuff, not just people selling their homegrown produce. So
before we get all excited about it, did anyone think to ask the folks
who own the land if it is all right with them? Seems like that is the
first thing they should have done, so maybe this has already been
covered.

HAVE THINGS CHANGED?: I don't know if anything has
changed, but as long as I have lived here I have been told that the
park can only be used for charity stuff. No commercial businesses
allowed. People who make their own arts and crafts stuff were the
exception at the arts and crafts fairs. But commercial businesses'
have never been allowed. So I don't see why they would change
that now. if it is just people who grow tomatoes and such in their
backyards, that would not be commercial. It would be more of a
hobby. I guess the question is, will this really be a farmers' market
with people selling what they grew themselves? If so, I don't think
there should be too much of a problem with the requirements for
the park use.

NO TIME: Count me as another consumer who would love to go
to a green market on a Saturday but won't be there on a Thursday
evening. It just doesn't fit in the schedule after work. I wonder who
has time for that on a Thursday evening anyway. Maybe someone
who doesn't have kids?

TOO DARK: A green market in the evening on a weeknight? I
wish them luck but that just doesn't sound like such a good plan to
me. Maybe they should try polling some shoppers before they set
the times. I would love to go but I don't drive after dark and it will
start getting dark pretty early in November. I don't want to be driv-
ing home in the dark.


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Letter to the Editor


I miss
you mom
Not only is October Breast
Cancer Awareness month, but it
also marks the first year of my
mother's death.
Three years ago my mother
found a painful lump in her
breast. Being a registered nurse,
and hearing "breast cancer does-
n't hurt" she had high hopes that
it was something other than
breast cancer. Me being an only
child, mother of two, and know-
ing my mother as my world,
thought also this is not happening
to us.
We went for a biopsy in Miami
and received the results the same
day it was only a couple of days
before Christmas in 2002. The
results were what we did not
want to here. My mother, stepfa-
ther and I heard those dreadful
words: "It's cancer." My life has
not been the same since.
We went through two lumpec-
tomies, rounds of radiation and
chemotherapy, but couldn't beat
this life-threatening disease.
My mother had decided to
undergo a lumpectomy under her
doctor's advice. He was not suc-
cessful the first time with "clear
margins", so he went in a second
time to remove more of the
breast. The margins came back
the second time as being
"cloudy".
I was not about to settle for
cloudy margins, especially when I
had wanted her to have a mastec-
tomy. You see, mom was known
as what is called receptor nega-
tive, which means she was not a
candidate for the breast cancer
prevention drug called tamoxifin.
She also had been diagnosed with


Betty Daniels
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with a
high metastatic rate. I still was not
satisfied with the options that
were being made. I will never,
ever forget the words the doctor
used with me: "You can look at
your glass as half empty, or half
full."
I wish I could tell him now,
that we don't even have a glass
anymore.
I know I shouldn't blame a
doctor who is no longer practic-
ing in this county. But, I do feel in
my heart that his words were
harsh and they hurt me.
I am still dealing with the fact
that I knew we should've had the
mastectomy.
After the surgery mom was to
take six months of chemotherapy.
But the first type of chemo she
was on caused too many prob-
lems, so she had to stop. She then
proceeded with radiation (sum-
mer of 2003) and finished. YES!
Things were looking better.
But it wouldn't be long until
her October mammogram would
reveal an area in the same breast
and the same place. A year had
passed since she was diagnosed


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N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot luck
supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center. For infor-
mation, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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 informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. 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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask questions.
Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who are,
or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships. The
support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until noon.
Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okee-
chobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth.
St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura Zel,
L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at
411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the group, call
(863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one while you
are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area
Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at 2
p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The group Is
facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every Fri-
day, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located at S.E.
Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
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 Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on the
third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women should
bring business cards and information to promote their business. The meet-
ing provides networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact Robin Del-
gado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.


with breast cancer, but we held
onto the hopes that the cancer
had not been in the lymph nodes.
Then she started having chest
pain.
More tests in February of 2004
revealed that the cancer had
spread to the lungs. My mother
never smoked, but I guess breast
cancer doesn't work that way.
"What are the options?" I
asked, still thinking about that
empty glass.
Another try at chemo. Too
many spots on the lung for sur-
gery. So, I spent the end of a
school year I am a teacher -
taking Friday's off to drive mom to
more chemo treatments out of
town.
Every time we would make
that drive, I would still think of all
this being a dream. My mom just
celebrated her 50th birthday, she
had two beautiful grandchildren,
and a brand new condo in Pine
Island. God was not going to let
this happen.
Mom's health seemed to
decline. She was having trouble
walking and getting in and out of
the boat when we would take her
fishing. She was determined to
take that annual lobster trip to the
Florida Keys though. Little did we
know it would be her last. In
August of 2004, my life was shat-
tered once again. A brain scan
would reveal that her cancer has
metastasized to the brain. "OH
MY GOD," I yelled in the emer-
gency room as the doctor
revealed the test results.
Her oncologist at that time
gave us weeks. Mom would live
another two months and through
three hurricanes. She never knew
that her "pride and joy" condo
had been damaged. Her sisters


and brother came down from'
West Virginia to be at her bedside.,
Mom is the youngest of her sib-i
lings.
So there we all were, one year;
ago, surviving hurricanes while'
my mother was not surviving can-'
cer.
I had waited for that phone call;
from my aunt. And on Tuesday,
evening at 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 26,;
2004, it came: "Pattie, you need to;
come over.".
I will never get that image of;
my young, beautiful mother lying
in her bed-dead.
We had her funeral on Oct. 29,
my daughter's 14th birthday. This
year we will celebrate her 15th
birthday, but I can't help but feel
sadness in my heart.
I am thankful that I had the
chance to help with this year's
inaugural "Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer". Please visit the,
American Cancer Society's web-
site for more information on that
event.
Our community raised over,
$20,000. I hope to see the money
to help women in our community
who have this life-threatening dis-
ease. But, my mission is to share
my mother's story with women
who are diagnosed with breasti
cancer.
Take nothing for granted;j
know what is going on at alli
times; know your options; and,'
most of all, keep your glass full.
In loving memory of my moth-;
er, my best friend, Betty Daniels.
I love you mom. Pattie.


Pattie Mullins'
daughter of a'
breast cancer victim'


Community Events

Softball league meeting scheduled
An organizational meeting will be held for all interested man-
agers, players and officials of the Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation 2005 fall adult softball leagues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
Oct. 19, at the recreation department, 309 N.W. Second St. Fees are
$375 per team for the men's league (which includes an annual $25
ISA sanction fee) and $300 for the women's league. Fees must be
paid no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, to be in the league. Games
are scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 24. For information contact
the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department at 309
N.W. Second Street, or call (863) 763-6950.

Church hosting drama team, band
The Okeechobee Church of God drama team and band will be
at the Basinger Civic Center on U.S. 441 N. on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish for supper, which will
begin at 6 p.m. Services will start at 7 p.m. The free event is spon-
sored by the Cowboys for Christ. For information contact Doyle
McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at (863) 467-2855.

JJJ council meets Oct. 21
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their month-
ly meeting on Friday, Oct. 21, in the meeting room at Beef O'Brady's
Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave., starting at noon. The purpose of the
meeting is to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth
in Okeechobee County. The public is invited. For information, call
Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

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

Eastern Star will host breakfast
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will host an all-
you-can-eat breakfast.at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W
Fifth Ave., on Sunday, Oct, 23, from 8 until 11 a.m. The menu will
include homemade biscuits and sausage gravy. The suggested
donation is $4 per person. For information, call Mary Ann Holt at
(863) 763-5210.

VNA to give flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will be giving flu shots
starting Oct. 24 in their offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The shots will be
given from 9 until 11 a.m. and from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday. They will also be given on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. until
1 p.m. There is no charge for Medicare patients. For those who do
not have Medicare, the charge will be $30.

Prayer walk is planned
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Those wishing to participate should meet
at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St., at
6:30 p.m. The group will march around the courthouse, the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office and the county Fire/Rescue Depart-
ment and pray for government officials, law enforcement officers
and firefighters. Then, they will march around Seminole Elemen-
tary School praying for the students and teachers. If you are unable
to walk, come and pray on the property. The Citizens' Observation
Patrol will provide security.

Martha's House planning banquet
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
Martha's House will hold their annual appreciation banquet on
Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98.
The banquet is open to the public and is being held to say thank you
to the community for your continued support in the fight against
domestic violence. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Please RSVP by
calling (863) 763-2893.

Collaborative council meeting planned
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. The meeting.will be held in the board-
room of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to
identify issues, collaborate and share information regarding servic-
es for children and their families. Guest speakers will be Lonnie
Kirsch, homeless liaison for Okeechobee County; Tom Jones and
Lindsey Mann, from Eckerd Youth Alternatives, and Ken Kenworthy
will present the Safe and Drug Free report. The public is invited. For
information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19,2005,


4 OPINION






LIFESTYLES


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Anniversary


Community Events


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Lon and Rosie Lucas
Lon and
Rosie Lucas
Lon and Rosie Lucas, of Okee-
chobee, will celebrate their 65th
anniversary on Nov. 6. In honor of
the occasion an open house will be
held at the Seminole Cove Club-
house, located at 1799 S.W. 35th
Circle, Okeechobee.
The Lucas' were married in Indi-
anapolis, Ind., on Oct. 19, 1940. Mr.
Lucas served with the 28th Infantry
Division Company C during World


War II. He retired from the Citizens
Gas and Cole Utility in Indianapolis,
Ind., in 1977. They moved to Okee-
chobee in 1988. Mr. Lucas enjoys
golfing and fishing. Mrs. Lucas
enjoys crafts and making quilts for
family members. They both enjoy
playing cards with friends.
They have one daughter and
son-in-law, Patricia and Bill Crow-
der of Okeechobee and including
their step-grandchildren, they have
four grandchildren, 12 great-grand-
children and one great-great-grand-
child.


Births



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Stormy and Ty Maheu
Stormy Lynn and Makenzie Vick
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John Maheu, Jr. and Elizabeth
Maheu of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the births of their
twins. Son, Ty Reid Maheu and
daughter, Stormy Lynn Maheu
were born on Aug. 20, 2005, at St.
Mary's Medical Center in West
Pam Beach. Both babies weighed
5 pounds, 8 ounces each at birth
with Ty measuring 18.25 inches in
length and Stormy at 18 inches.
Stormy and Ty were welcomed
home by Marshall Lasitter.
The babies' maternal grandpar-
ents are Bill and Mary Kennedy of
Okeechobee and their paternal
grandparents are John and Linda
Maheu, Sr of Okeechobee. The,
twins' grear-grandparents are Lil-
lian Skaggs of Ok(eechoblee atd"
Harold and Rosann Skaggs also of
Okeechobee.


Makenzie Vick
Brian and Beth Vick of Okee-
chobee are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter,
Makenzie. She was born on
Sept. 4, 2005, at Lawnwood
Regional Hospital in Ft. Pierce.
She weighed 6 pounds, 5
ounces and was 18 inches long
at birth.
Makenzie was welcomed
home by sisters, Taylor and
Kaysie.
Her maternal grandparents
are Vivian and Charles Sander of
Okeechobee and her paternal
grandparents are Horace and
Lois Vick of Okeechobee and
Marie and "Carl McDonald of
Sopchoppy.' Makenzie's great-
grandmother is Irene Vick of
Okeechobee.


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 Afghanistan, leaving during the war and returning
there to live as a man.; Thursday, Dec. 15, "Nickels and Dimes" by
Barbara Ehrenreich a journalist records how difficult it is to sustain
oneself on minimum wage.; and, Thursday, Jan. 26, "Master Butch-
er'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 information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Car wash benefits 4-H club
The Spurs and Saddles 4-H Horse Club will hold a fundraising car
wash on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Wal-Mart parking lot near the garden
center from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The car wash is being held to raise
money for 4-H sponsored horse events. All donations are welcomed.

County plans fall festival
The second annual Okeechobee County fall festival will be held
Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E. Admission and parking is free for all spectators and partici-
pants. Gates will open at noon on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Events slated for Saturday include: arts, crafts, specialty merchandise,
food and a bounce house and slide for children. A trick-or-treat greet
for the children will start at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Parents and chil-
dren alike can wear costumes. Main Street will also hold a pet costume
contest on Saturday evening. For information and entry applications,
contact Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN. On Sunday, the Okeechobee
Cattlemen's Association will put on a ranch rodeo. For information or
entry applications, call (863) 634-3265. For vendor and general event
information, call (863) 763-1666.

Civil Air Patrol plans fundraiser
The Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron is attempting
to raise funds for basic operations of the unit, equipment and uniforms
for cadet members. The squadron will be holding an aircraft wash at
the Okeechobee County Airport from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 29.
For information on the fundraiser, contact Deputy Commander Gene.
O'Neill at (863) 763-3212.

Spotlight on Okeechobee


Thank you
I would like to thank all of the
businesses and friends for the
participation, cooperation, and
support in the special time of
need. Thanks, from the Haltom
and King families.
James P. Haltom
A special
thank you
My sister who was an evac-
uee from the New Orleans'
storms had an opportunity to
spend her first few days in Okee-
chobee. This special thank you
goes out to all the people in the
service industry for their help


and concern; a special thank
you to Debbie and Candice of
the Red Cross; to the health
nurse; the county health depart-
ment; and, a very special bless-
ing to Anna in the Pharmacy
Department of Wal-Mart. All
these people were of a tremen-
dous help and Okeechobee is a
lucky town for having these peo-
ple live and work here. Mary
McCollum is now living in San
Francisco, Calif., but sends her
love and thanks and will keep all
of you in her prayers. Thank you
again Okeechobee for your help'
and compassion.
Sincerely,
Hobart McCollum


Pet costume contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street is hosting a pet costume contest al 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-
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6 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Citrus greening is another great threat to agriculture


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
During the past few weeks,
local citrus growers have been
listening closely to the mass
media, fearing the much dread-
ed news that a new disease is in
our neighborhood. Unfortunate-
ly, it's on our southern doorstep.
On a one to ten scale, if citrus
canker is a three, citrus greening
is an imperfect 10.
Last week the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture reported
that some residential trees in
Palm Beach and Martin Counties
have been infected with citrus
greening. One of these sites is
on the Martin/St. Lucie line,
which puts it too darn close to
our area. It's time to learn about
this new threat to our struggling
citrus industry.
This past August, 'an ento-
mologist with the Florida Divi-
sion of Plant Industry was con-
ducting a citrus pest survey in
Homestead. Two citrus trees in
separate locations showed
symptoms of citrus greening.
Shortly after that, another resi-
dential site of this disease was
found on the Dade Broward
County border. Lab tests have
confirmed that we have a new
battle to win.
By early last week, 161 trees
on 140 properties in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties
have been identified with this
bacterial disease, not including
the Palm Beach and Martin
finds. The fear is that there is
more out there, just waiting for
surveys to uncover it.
Citrus greening is also known
by its Asia name of huanglong-
bing, or yellow dragon disease.
It is a bacterial disease that
attacks the vascular system of
plants. Once infected, there is
no cure for a tree with citrus
greening disease. In areas of the
world where citrus greening is
found, citrus trees decline and
die within a few years. This
deadly disease does not affect
humans or animals, only certain
plants.
The bacteria are usually
transmitted by insects know as
citrus psyllids. In June 1998, the
insect that that carries the Asian
strain of citrus greening
(Diaphorina citri) was found for
the first time in the US in Delray
Beach; the inspector found no
citrus greening infection at that
time.
Because of the extreme
threat to Florida citrus, the
Department of Agriculture has
been conducting a citrus green-
ing survey for many years. Once
the Asian citrus psyllid was dis-
covered here, citrus greening
survey efforts were intensified. A
survey in June 2000 found two
Okeechobee nurseries had
plants with this insect.
State and federal officials
have again intensified the survey
to identify how far this disease
has spread. Experts from the
University of Florida and state
and federal agricultural officials
are quickly mobilizing to com-
bat this threat to our agricultural
industry.
Symptoms of citrus greening
disease look like plants with
severe nutritional .deficiencies:
yellow shoots, twig dieback,
tree decline and reduced fruit
size and quality. Often only a
single branch is affected at first.
Older leaves develop patches of
discoloration as shown in the
attached photos. The inside of
the fruit is lopsided and is inedi-
ble due to poor taste. The fruit
will drop off before ripening and
has poor color.
To confirm the presence of
this disease, a complex molecu-
lar test is needed. Infected trees
may live for 5-8 years, but never
produce usable fruit. If allowed
to live, the trees can provide a
source of infection for other


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IFAS EXTENSION
plants. Research on how to deal
with this disease is ongoing, but
here's what we know:
A list of the plants that can
be effected by this deadly bacteri-
al disease include all of the well
know citrus fruit trees, plus a few
other plants that are sometimes
seen as ornamentals in our Flori-
da Yards: orange jasmine, jack-
fruit and limeberry.
A common landscape bush,
Orange Jasmine has been impli-


cated as a real problem plant, as
it seems to be very attractive to
both the greening disease and
the Citrus Psyllid insect that can
carry this "yellow dragon" from
one plant to another.
The citrus psyllid has
spread around the state on
orange jasmine plants, and
almost all new insect discoveries
were in discount garden centers.
African citrus psyllids can
fly about a mile, which is an
area almost seven times, the
quarantine area for citrus
canker. We don't know the dis-
tance that Asian citrus psyllids
can fly. It's thought that if we
can get rid of the insects, we
may not have to cut down as


many trees.
It is thought that South
Florida high risk areas include
farms that supply local ethnic
markets or those nurseries with
a potential history of importing
illegal plant material.
Please be on the lookout for
the citrus psyllid insect and for cit-
rus trees that show the symptoms
described above. As with canker,
if you suspect that your plants
might be affected by this disease,
Please do not bring citrus samples
to our office! Call us and talk one
of our agents or Master Garden-
ers, who will discus your situa-
tion, and if necessary, have appro-
priate authorities visit your site.
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Yearling Crime Watch
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Okeechobee County Deputy Sheriff Ray Stone, school resource
officer at Yearling Middle School, presented a certificate of appreciation to Jim Schaffer,
commander of VFW Post 10539 in recognition of the fact that the post provided 115 Crime
Watch tee-shirts for Yearling. Taking part in the presentation were (left to right) seventh
grader Deborah Rodriguez, seventh grader Victoria Woodruff, eighth grader Jevon Baker,
seventh grader Sarah Payne, Deputy Stone and Mr. Schaffer.


RAULERSON HOSPITAL


Raulerson Hospital is a 101-bed acute care facility providing a full range of
medical and surgical services for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.

General Surgery Laparoscopic Bariatrics Vascular
Sleep Disorders Lab Orthopaedic Outpatient Varicose Vein Procedures
Gastrointestinal Podiatry Urology Emergency Care Mammography
Pediatrics Radiology and Imaging Wound Care Ultrasound
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

American Diabetes Association
Recognized Diabetes Education Program
Certified Diabetes Educator *

Our Emergency Department and Surgical Services Are Available
24 Hours a Day 7 Days a Week

1796 Highway 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972

(863) 763-2151
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* Water Coolers
* Water Can
* Bleach
* Mold & Mildew
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* Heavy Duty
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* Gas Cans
* Batteries


yellow dragon.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on Citrus Greening, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu


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Okeechobee News
P.O. Box 639
Okeechobee, FL 34973


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* Duct Tape
* Rope
* Work Gloves
* Hand Tools
* Extension Cords
* Drop Lights
* Plastic Sheeting
* Candles


or call us at 863-763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office
at 458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1 to 5 PM on Tuesday
afternoons.


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FOR DOGS, CATS & FERRETS
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* Gatorade
* Hot Plates
* Disinfectant
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* Generators
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Okeechobee Holiday Traditions,
"an Okeechobee News Special Section,
will be featuring cherished recipes, craft ideas
and holiday traditions of your friends and
neighbors and we want yours, too!
Do your kids cook?
We are welcoming recipes for our
"Kids Cook" portion of this section,
if your kids enjoy cooking and have a favorite
recipe they would like to share
please send it in.
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19, 2005


OHS lady golfers end first season at 3-7


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Britani Bryner, Kelci Breaux,
Chanelle Parker, Amelia
Provencher, Rachelle Provencher
and Ser'Rene Acherson became
members of the first Okee-
chobee High School girls' golf
team in at least 15 years when
they decided to give golf a try.
Some of these young ladies
had never played before but
were eager to learn.
"I am very proud of them,"
stated golf coach Mark Ward.
"They participated in a sport that
was new to them, and they
stayed with it. This is a young
team. They are all sophomores
and juniors.
"They are excited with the
game and have stated that they
were going to continue to work
on their games during the off-
season and would return next
year. We were lucky in that the
KOA recently opened their driv-
ing range facility to us and
allowed the girls to practice
there. It helped the girls tremen-
dously," he added.
The Lady Brahmans recently
ended their season with a 3-7
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Members of the Okeechobee High School 2005 girls' golf team recently finished their sea-
son with a 3-7 record. Team members in no particular order are Britani Bryner, Keici Breaux,
Chanelle Parker, Amelia Provencher, Rachelle Provencher, Ser'Rene Acherson and coach
Mark Ward.


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Children's soccer leagues, sponsored by the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation
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mentary School. In the 8-and-under division the Rudd Jones Team defeated the Patrick's
Athletics Team, 2-0, on Saturday, Oct. 15.


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OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for
$10 each.
*-d The card offers continuous dis-
S" counts to 18 various businesses
throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact coach
Enrico or coach Pung at (863)
462-5043.


- Softball league
meeting scheduled
An organizational meeting will
be held for all interested man-
agers, players and officials of the
Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation 2005 fall adult softball
- leagues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
Oct. 19, at the recreation depart-
ment, 309 N.W Second St.
Fees are $375 per team for the
* men's league (which includes an
- annual $25 ISA sanction fee) and
- $300 for the women's league.
- Fees must be paid no later than 5
* p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, to be in the
league.
- Games are scheduled to begin
the week of Oct. 24.
For information contact the
Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation Department at 309
N.W. Second Street, or call (863)


REGISTRATION FORM
Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
20th ANNUAL KID'S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT
October 30, 2005 Okee-Tantie Back Ramp

Contestants
Name Age:_
Address:
Phone:
A responsible adult must accompany the participants.
General Release
The Contestants, parents or guardians hereby agree
to indemnify and hold harmless all members, officers
and officials of Taylor Creek Bass Club for any liability
and/or damages arising from the contestants
participation in the Kid's Day Fishing Tournament.

Signed: Date:
Mall Registration Form By October 20, 2005 To:
Taylor Creek Bass Club clo Bill Seitz
2315 SE 31st Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974
or drop off at any school, Okeechobee News Office,
The Pennysaver or Pogey's Restaurant on S. Parrott Ave.


763-6950.
Tourney to help
Kids in Distress
The Big Reel Bassmasters of
Margate will hold their 22nd
annual Ghost & Goblins open
bass tournament to benefit Kids
in Distress on Sunday, Oct. 23, in
Clewiston.
The entry fee is '$120 per two-
person team. There will be pay-
outs for first through fifth places.
The big bass award is. $7,850
(based on a 125-boat field) plus
an additional $3,520 guaranteed
donated by various sponsors.
Contact Jim Pollock at (954)
695-6035 or e-mail him at
bigreeljim@aol.com for informa-
tion. Or, entry forms can be
downloaded at
www.eteamz.com/bigreelsfla/.
Lady Brahmans
hoop tryouts slated,
Tryouts for the Lady Brahman
girls varsity and junior varsity bas-
ketball teams will be held Mon-
day, Oct. 24, from 5 until 7 p.m.
and Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 2:30
p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Girls in grades nine through 12
who are interested in playing bas-
ketball must have a current
FHSAA physical and liability form


completed before trying out.
Forms can be picked up in the
main office.
Contact coach Carey Pung at
(863) 462-5025 if you have any
questions concerning tryouts.
Bass club sponsors
kids fishing tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
will sponsor its 20th annual Kids'
Day Fishing Festival on Oct. 30 at
the airboat ramp area of Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina.
This festival will run from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster
Casting Kids competition will
take place from 10 a.m. until 1
p.m., followed by a live fishing.
competition from I until 4 p.m.
All children between the ages
of 7-14 are encouraged to com-
pete in the Bassmaster Casting
Kids competition. Children
between 4-14 are invited to com-
pete in the live fishing competi-
tion. Both events will be broken
down into different age groups.
There is no charge for this fun
day of fishing.
Refreshments will be avail-
able to competitors and specta-
tors.
For information contact Dave
Stout, vice-president of the Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club, Inc. at (863)
467-2255.


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Willson receives award
Rotary Club member, Rob Willson was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow award for
his contributions to the Rotary Club Foundation at Tuesday's club meeting by Rotary Club
President, Lonnie Kirsch.


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Special to Okeechobee News
History lesson
Margaret S. "Peggy" Scott, Treasure Coast
Chapter National Association Daughters of the American
Revolution, past state chaplain and correspondent docent
presented the program at the Oct. 1, 2005, meeting of the
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. In costume she presented an
interesting, entertaining and informative slide show from.
the archives of the National Chapter D.A.R. on the clothing
of the citizens of America during the Revolutionary War.


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2nd Annual
FALL FESTIVAL
"Free Music, Free Ranch Rodeo, Free Parking"


Saturday, October 29 -
Gates Open:12 Noon to 8PM
Lighted Open Air Arts, Crafts &
Specialty Vendor Marketplace
IPM Kids Fun Area
5PM Trick or Treat Greet
& Kid's Fun Area
7PM Okeechobee Main Street
Pet Costume Contest


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Gates Open:1PM to 5PM
Lighted Open Air Arts, Crafts &
Specialty Vendor Marketplace
OKEEClOBEE CATTLEMAN'S ASSOCIATION
RANCH RODEO
Donations to benefit the
Okeechobee County Fair Association


The Agri-Civic Center is located 4200 East Highway 70
3 miles east of downtown Okeechobee
Event Information Call 18631763-1666
Be sure to visit Okee-Tantie Campground & Marina ~ Registration/Information (863) 763-2622
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Same Day Service
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FREE ESTIMATES
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410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
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200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19, 2005 i


SBA offers loans


TAMPA The U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA)
announced Friday that Polk
County and the contiguous coun-
ties of Hardee, Highland, Hills-
borough, Lake Manatee, Okee-
chobee, Orange, Osceola, Paso
and Sumter in the State of Florida
have been declared a disaster
area as a result of the severe
storms and flooding that
occurred July 29 through August
14,2005.
"As a result of this declaration,
low-interest loans are available
to renters, homeowners, and
businesses that sustained dam-
ages from the severe storms and
flooding that occurred July 29
through Aug. 14, 2005," said
Frank Skaggs, Director of SBA
Field Operations Center East. "If
you had any damage as result of
the severe storms and flooding
you are eligible to apply for this
help," Skaggs added.
To assist disaster victims, SBA
opened a temporary Loan Assis-
tance Center in Polk County
located at the Lake Wales Care
Center, 140 East Park Avenue in
Lake Wales and will remain open
weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30
p.m., until further notice.
SBA offers loans up to $40,000
for renters and homeowners to
repair or replace disaster dam-
aged personal property such as
furniture and clothing. Home-
owners are eligible for loans up
to $200,000 to repair disaster
damaged primary residences.
Loans to businesses of all sizes
and non-profit organizations are
available for up to $1.5 million to
repair damage to real estate,
machinery, equipment and
inventory. Economic Injury Dis-
aster Loans (EIDLs) are also
available to small businesses
unable to pay bills or meet oper-
ating expenses.
Interest rates are as low as


2.875 percent for renters and
homeowners and 4 percent for
businesses with terms up to 30
years. Loan amounts and terms
are set by SBA and are based
upon each applicant's financial
condition.
"We want everyone who had
damages caused by the severe
storms and flooding to come in
and personally meet with an SBA
Loan Officer. Our representatives
will be glad to answer any ques-
tions about the disaster loan pro-
gram, give you a disaster loan
application, and provide any
extra help you may need or want
with completing the applica-
tion," Skaggs said.
The deadline for physical
damage applications is Decem-
ber 5, 2005; the deadline for eco-
nomic injury applications is July
5, 2006.


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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19,2005


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Introducing the DemiDose" Pill Splitter





F= I L L S F= L I 'r -r EE R


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Senior Night at OHS
Senior majorette Aleese Eatmon (center) is escorted to Okeechobee High School's annu-
al Senior Night presentation by her parents Michelle Eatmon (left) and Duane Eatmon
(right). Senior Night honors those students who participate in all fall programs.


It won"t he

long now'.:.)

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October 21st a 22
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De'M!DoseTm features different pill beds for different pill sizes within
particular families of medication. It is more accurate for more
medications than any other splitter on the market today. The
Doctor who designed DemiDose TM made it safe and easy to use
even for individuals with tremor disorders or visual impairments.
DemiDoseTM can save you between 35% and 55% on the cost of
many brand name prescript !on. medications.


H Ow q S

The secret behind saving 35%
to 55% on your monthly
prescription costs is that many
medications are "flat-priced."
"Flat-priced" means that all
tablet sizes of a medication cost
about the same. Because these
medications are flat-priced, an
80 mg tablet costs the sa-me as a
40 mg tablet. Split it in half and
one 80 mg tab is equal to two
40 mg tabs.

After you consult with your MID or
Healthcare provider, and show
them your DemiDosell pill splitter
,they should prescribe your medica-
tion at twice your current tablet.
size, but indicate you take only 1/2
tablet daily. Ihstead of paying
for 30-tablets per month, you now
pay for 15-tablets that are twice
the size of what you now take.
When you half-split those larger
tablets, you use'flat-pricing'to your
advantage.


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> High Blood Pressure
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> Allergies
> Women's Health
> Mood
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rried I ca t ions:
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> Fosamaxo
> Levitra@
> Levaquino
> Norvasc@
> Premarin(
> Synthroldo
> Zocor@
> Zyprexa@


of the following

> Ciallso
> Imitrex Oral@
> Upitom'
> Lexapro@
> Pravachol@
> Prempro(
> Viagrao
> Z010M
> ZyTtec@


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wrong, and citizens need. to know about problems.)

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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Tickets on sale for '110 in the Shade'


Tickets now on sale for the
Okeechobee Community The-
ater's (OCT) fall musical produc-
tion, "110 in the Shade", which
will be presented for four per-
formances, Nov, 4, 5, 11, and 12,
at 8 p.m., each evening in the the-
ater behind the Golden Corral
Restaurant on S.W. Second
Avenue at Seventh Street.
Reserved seating tickets are
$10 each, and may be purchased
at Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, on South Parrott Ave.,
between North and South Park
Streets.
"110 in the Shade" is probably
the best musical you've never
heard of," says OCT Coordina-
tor/Director, Ron Hayes. "It had
the bad luck to premier on Broad-
way in New York during the same
season as "Hello Dolly!" and
"Funny Girl," and those shows got
all of the attention. Even so, critics
praised the show. The New York
Daily News called it "as good a
show as you can see."
"Local musical theater, expert
Ian Nairnsey, who formerly host-
ed the radio program "Broadway
Beat" on WQCS in Ft. Pierce, rec-
ommended the show to the OCT
a couple of years ago," Hayes
says, "and we realized we'd dis-
covered a rare gem."
The show tells the story of a
western town caught in the grips
of a severe drought. Smooth-talk-
ing con-man,' Bill Starbuck,
appears, and promises to make it
rain-for a price. Lizzie Curry,
however, is able to see through his
scheme immediately. She is an
intelligent single woman with no
self-confidence. Through this
chance encounter with Starbuck,
she is able to discover just what it
is that she really considers most
important in life. Her younger
brother is also profoundly affected
by his contact with the self-pro-
claimed rainmaker.
The play has been compared
to the Broadway classic "Okla-
homa!", and it is similar in some
ways to the "Music Man",
although it is no carbon copy
either. The songs range from qui-
etly beautiful to rousingly spirited,
with a raise the roof gospel feel.
"110 in the Shade" is based on
the play "The Rainmaker", by N.
Richard Nash. It was made into a
non-musical hit movie which
starred Kathryn Hepburn and Burt
Lancaster.
The songs come from the writ-
ing team of Harvey Schmidt and
Tom Jones, who also. created
"The Fantastiks." That show ran
continuously in .e\\ York for


more than 42 years, and became
the longest running production in
the history of the American stage.
The leading roles in the show
are being played by two newcom-
ers to OCT productions. Linda
Mazzola, a mother of twins, will
be seen as Lizzie, a young woman
who has been told for so long that
she is "plain" that she has come to
believe it.
Bill Starbuck, the smooth-talk-
ing con-man, is being portrayed
by Daniel Hamby, who, aside
from his mobile home business,
also performs regularly as an
impersonator of various country
music entertainers.
Returning to the OCT stage is
Mike Zierdan, in the part of File,
the local sheriff. Zierdan is a veter-
an of numerous productions,
including leading singing roles in
"Oklahoma!", "The Pajama
Game", "Guys and Dolls" and
"Damn Yankees." Additionally, he
has been seen in non-musicals
such as "The Miracle Worker",
"Moon Over Buffalo" and last sea-
son's "Over the River and
Through the Woods."
Also appearing as Lizzie's well-
meaning father, is Okeechobee
High School social studies
teacher, Tom Murray, back from
his performance in last year's
"Blame it on the Movies." Paul
Buxton, of Buxton's Funeral
Home, follows roles in such pro-
ductions as "Carousel", and
"Dearly Departed", as Lizzie's
older brother, Noah. Kevin Lute,


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who starred in last season's "Over
the River and Through the
Woods", will be seen as younger
brother, Jim. Lute is a teacher at
Osceola Middle School.
Rounding out the large cast
are: Jordan Bean, Jordan
Canevari, Raye Deusinger, Brian
Garza, Sonya Hamby, JoAnn
Kane, Amanda Lamberti, Aric
Majere, Alex Ming, Joanie Moffatt,
Larry Paxton, Scotty Rae, Tina
Welborn, Rahl Wilkinson, Cathy
Womble, David Womble, and
Kim Womble. The pianist is Sara-
Kay Knoche. Co-directors are Ron
and Jacques Hayes.
"110 in the Shade" will be the
first musical production by the
Okeechobee Community Theater
to benefit from the organization's
new sound system.
"We used it for the first time in
last season's comedy, "Over the
River and Through the Woods,"
Hayes says, and it really enhanced
the production. Each of the lead-
ing characters will be individually
miked, so the audience will have
no trouble hearing the dialogue
or the songs from any seat in the
house."
The Okeechobee Community
Theater is an all volunteer organi-
zation which is now in its twenty-
seventh year of producing live
Broadway-style musicals, come-
dies, and dramas for local audi-
ences. It is a member of the Amer-
ican Association of Community
Theater, and the Florida Theater
Conference.


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BIG LAKE HOSPICE focuses on you and your loved ones. It is about living with
dignity and in comfort. BIG LAKE HOSPICE offers you choices:
Outstanding High Quality Patient Care and Personalized Family Support
Your choice of other hometown healthcare providers that you want
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Access to multiple Hospice services and res
Coordination of social services
S Grief and spiritual counseling
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If you have questions about your choices
for hospice care and services, please call
Linda Creech at (863) 763-0707 or come
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Get Comfortable Okeechobee
September 12, 2005


When remodeling their
new home Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Davis of Jim Davis Electric
decided to go with a super
high efficiency Trane XL-91i
A/C unit with variable speed
indoor air handler. This sys-
tem combination is the worlds
most efficient and is the
utmost in humidity control.
Quality A/C,
I would like to take this
opportunity to commend all
the staff at Quality A/C for
being so competent. Not
enough can be said for each
and every employee for their
professionalism. It is always a
pleasure, regardless of which
department or which employ-
ee I make contact with, 100%
satisfaction is guaranteed!
I am very proud to own
Trane "TWE" air handlers


(variable speed) with heat
strips, teamed up with XL
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ing units. With this equip-
ment add a Trane
#TCOND800 series touch
screen programmable comfort
thermostat. You will enjoy an
ultra efficient air conditioning
system with a -substantial


reduction in your utility elec-
trical bill.
Quality A/C sets a stan-
dard of excellence. They are
truly a company of QUALITY
and PRIDE.
Thank You,
Jim Davis
Jim Davis Electric Inc.


Jim Davis standing with James Clements after the installation
of his new A/C unit.


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The staff of The Clock Restaurant has faithfully provided the
Okeechobee community with quality service and food for over 3
years. You'll find the Clock easily takes the gold when it comes to
maintaining a nice family atmosphere... the servers are fast,
friendly, and efficient and the management team is right there
making sure you, the customer, are taken care of properly.
One of the most interesting things about the Clock is that you'll
always see your favorite hometown friends here police officers,
local business owners and workers, and so on and they'll all tell
you that they enjoy the consistent quality food and service we
give them. And that is why I invite you to come and rely on us -
because we care!
We have a variety of lunch specials starting at under $6.00. Do
you only have an hour or less for lunch? We'll get you in and out
faster than any other full service restaurant in town and that's
guaranteed. For breakfast, the Clock has a breakfast buffet that
runs 7 days a week with just about every breakfast item on it you
can think of. Everyone knows about our infamous Touchdown
Breakfast that is always available any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2
pancakes, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links for just $3.89. For din-
ner, try our newest amazing deal: All you can eat fish or shrimp
for only $8.99, every Friday and Saturday night. Hey seniors!
Have you enjoyed 2 dinners from our senior menu for ony
$10.49? Includes choice of vegetable, choice of potato, soup or
salad, and dinner roll or biscuit. All that for only $10.49! (Use
coupon anytime conveniently located in the Okeechobee News or
join us every Tuesday night).
So please visit us and experience Okeechobee's #1 place for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. How about a cup of Joe on Joe? Stop
by and ask for me personally I'd love to get to know you!
Joseph Graisbery ~ General Manager


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1111 S. Parrott Ave. OKEECHOBEE
(863) 467-2224 Call In An Order TO GO!
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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 14,
through Sunday, Oct. 20, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Wallace and
Gromit" (G) Showtimes: Friday at
7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at
4-15 and 7 p:m.; Monday at 3
p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 4:15 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Into the Blue"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 9
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2
and 9 p.m.; Monday at 7 p.m.;
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.
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 413
jobs and 45 people have been
hired. The center is open from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-.
4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed
Wimes at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors .about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-
2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library, on the corner of
northwest Second Street and
Second Avenue. Entertain or
educate yourself, using 486
audiocassettes, including audio
books, plus Christian romances


and 575 videos. Prepare a paper
on comparative religion, a book
report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and
public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library
is staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Cqn-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 763-
4021.


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ABSOLUTE LAND AUCTION,
Cleveland County, NC,
Lawndale C,:,mmuriiv 50
miles west ,) Iriir.oni 1C.
Tracts 10 to 28 acres, open
and wooded land with creek
frontage: Perfect for horses.
Auction November 5, 10:00
AM held at Burns Senior
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equipment, steel warehouse.
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CAT- neutered male; call to
describe. (863)357-3225.
EYE GLASSES- prescription,
found on Hwy 70 across
* from Post Office
(863)763-3134.


KEYS- set of keys found at
Post Office in LaBelle, call to
identify. (863)675-5786.
MANS RING- found at landfill,
.call -to identify.
(863)467-7753.


BLACK LAB- female, about
100 lbs. spayed, no collar,
vic of Gordy Road & Okee-
cho'bee Rd. REWARD.
(772).216-30.45 or
(772)519-1035/216-2145
LOST BLOODHOUND,
863-697-3368/357-3225.
Lost: 1730 Nextel cell phone,
black body glove cover, RE-
WARD! (863)763-9597
RING: Pearl w/diamonds. Lost
@ Michaels. Sentimental val-
ue. $.100 Reward.
(863)357-5472
STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terrier
Dark choc. brindle color, looks
like mini pitbull. Missing form
fenced yard. Please call with
any information. Very large
cash reward. (239)633-6522


BEAGLE 2 yr old male & Pitt
Bull Boxer mix lyr old Fe-
male Free To Good Homes!
863-763-2749 or 484-0313
ENCYCLOPEDIA, World Book,
Complete set. Free. You haul.
(863)467-2434
FREE BANISTER WOOD.
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KITTENS- cute, adorable,
cuddly, good with kids and
dogs, litter trained, to good
homes, call (863)467-6192
Kittens, Free to good home.
(863)675-1614
LAB, Black, 6 mo. old, Male.
Great w/kids, housebroken. Al-
lergic. To good home. Pure
bred. 863)697-6327
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good home, call anytime
(863)697-3346.


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for the following positions:
CDL DRIVERS
LABORERS
PIPELAYER
(Prior experience req'd.)
Equipment Operators
Please apply in person
at 3154 Highway 441 N.,
Okeechobee.
No Phone Calls Please.
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CLUB HOUSE
MANAGER
People skills &-references
necessary. Living
accommodations avail.
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405 N.E. 131t Lane
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fax resume @
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ELECTRICIAN HELPER
Ft. Drum area, helper must be
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depending on exp. Call
407-321-2698 ext 242. Ask
for Scott Michaels or Iv msg.
IMMEDIATE OPENING
For experienced Waitress.
Ranchers Restaurant.
(863)763-8115


"Lykes Bros Ranch Division,
has an immediate opening for
Administrative Assistant
in the Land Management Division at it's Brighton office.
Responsibilities include administrative support, processing land
transactions, researching title abstracts and public records &
mapping. Qualified candidates should possess experience as a
real estate paralegal or land title research assistant, knowledge
of office practises and procedures and experience with the use of
office productivity software. AS Degree in Legal Assistant or
comparable training and experience and/or experience with the
use of mapping software. Lykes offers competitive wages .and an
excellent benefit package. Qualified
applicants should mail or fax resume to: -
Lykes Ranch Division .+'j-
Attn: Loyda Rivera
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Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/iT
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000


Help Wanted
HANDYMAN
BOOKKEEPER
GOLF MAINTENANCE
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
Ext. 131
800-523-1630

IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITIES
FOR SURVEY CREW
PERSONNEL
$20/hr. for Experienced Crew
Chief. $40/hr. Min./Wk. for
all Personnel. Primary job
location in Okeechobee.
Call 863-357-6688
MANAGEMENT
Hibbet Sports, a full line
sporting goods store, is hiring
in Okeechobee. Apply at: 2105
South Parrott Ave., Suite 103,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Hibbett Sports conducts drug
testing. www.hibbett.com
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
'$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PTI
(800)714-7565.
MOBILE
HOME
SALES
Exp. a must. Sign
On bonus. High .
commissions,
Health benefits
avail. Southeast'sTM
largest Clayton
mobile home dealer
Please Fax Resume to:
863-467-8150


NEW AD
METAL FRAMERS
Exp. only. Willing to travel
DSL/Okee (772)201-8715
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s'i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
TRUCK DRIVER
COL LICENSE: Class A,
Year 'Round Employment.
Call (772)465-2626


LOAN ASSISTANT
Brighton Reservation

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting applica-
tions for the position of Loan Assistant. College
degree pref. &/or 5 yrs. related exp. in financial
services. MS Word & Excel. Ability to maintain Ex-
cel spreadsheets, collect & post payments to ac-
counts, process loan applications, assist with
Credit & Finance program. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications to
(954)967-3477.






RN, LPN &

Medical Assistant

Water's Edge Dermatology
Fax Resume to (863) 467-1919

Drivers
Earn $45,000 $50,000 / Year!
Be Home Every Night!
Co. Drivers:
All Late Model Tractors
Paid Life Insurance
Blue Cross/Blue Shield .
Paid Vacation
401k
Owner Operators:
Fuel Surcharge
1 yr Exp., 23yo, CDLA
800-741-6500
Walpole, Inc.
ask about our huge sign-on bonuses
www.walpoleinc.com



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


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Superior Water Works, Inc.
is looking for an
INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
Apply in person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St., Okeechobee FL.


MANAGEMENT


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer: ...
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


Well ESTABLISHED INSURANCE AGENCY
Seeks an Insurance 220 Licensed Agent or 440 CSR.
Benefits
Call 863-763-5551 or 772-287-1411 or fax resume to
863-763-0329.

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

RAULERSON HOSPITAL

We have immediate openings for:
Dietary Techs PT
Housekeepers FT & PRN
Groundskeeper PT
Security Guard FT
If you are a motivated team playerlooking for em-
ployment with excellent benefits that include
company paid retirement, 401 K and stock pur-
chase plan please stop by Human Resources,
1796 Highway 441, North to complete an em-
ployment application. For additional information
about employment opportunities log on to our
website at www.raulersonhospital.com


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

PARTS COUNTER PERSON
MECHANIC AND LABORER NEEDED
Must be 18 years of age. Have transportation and
willing to work in a busy environment.
Apply In person at ARS POWERSPORTS.



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SCALE MASTER
Must be 21 yrs of age.
Excellent benefits. Apply at:
Okeechobee Landfill
10800 NE 128th Ave
No Phone Calls Please.
EOE/DWFP
S/E & 3-State Run:'T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.

SIGN-UP BONUS
Now Hiring!
*Tow truck driver
*Cashier
Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants'who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
STABLE CAREER- IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS!- Positions
available for Experienced
CDL Holders. Also Company
Funded Truck Driver Training
offered. Financial assistance
for Hurricane Victims.
(877)PRIME-JOB. www.pri-
meinc.com.
Truck Drivers Needed
Must have Class A CDL
license. Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee



Up-Beat, High Quality
Dental Office seeks
team player. Previous
experience a plus but
will train. Part Time.
Please fax your resume
to 863-467-2347

Financial



Business"
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




$996.00 WEEKLY INCOME
mailing our sales brochures.
Genuine opportunity. No per-
sonal selling or advertising.
Supplies provided. $250.00
Sign-up Bonus Call
(702)988-0187 (24 hours).
ALL CASH BUSINESS! Local
Candy Vending Route!
$50K/yr Potential. Includes
30 Machines + Candy.
$9,895.' Call Now!
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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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will not be undersold
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da, snacks, candy, juices,
water, great equip. and ser-
vices, financing available
w/$7,500 down. Call
(877)843-8726 --
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Is It, Most powerful compen-
sation plan on the planet. No
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way to earn a VERY substan-
tial income. Call:
(800)775-0723 www.Win-
Window.com.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


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ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
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work-at-home programs if
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Orange County Choppers Dis-
tributors Needed for 0CC En-
ergy Drink product. $15,000
req'd for Inventory, Protected
Territory & TV Exposure.
YOU CAN'T LOSE!!
(888)216-5831



IMMEDIATE CASH!!! US Pen-
sion Funding pays cash now
for 8 years of your future
pension payments. Call
(800)586-1325 for a FREE,
no-obligation estimate.
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ing.com.
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CREDIT FROM CREDIT RE-
PORTS. LICENSED, BONDED
AND MEMBERS OF FLORIDA
WEST COAST BETTER BUSI-
NESS BUREAU. OVER
10YRS IN BUSINESS.
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CREDIT.

Services



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



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



LOVING COUPLE- to care
for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
w/Refs. (863)467-9439 or
(863)634-8152.


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
ovt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


ALL Accidents & Injury
Claims. AUTOMOBILE,
BIKE/BOAT/BUS, ANIMAL
BITES, WORKERS COMPEN-
SATION, WRONGFUL
DEATH, NURSING HOME IN-
JURIES. "Protect Your
Rights" A-A-A ATTORNEY
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.'
*Felonies *Domestic Vio-
lence *Misdemeanors *DUI
*Traffic *Auto Accident
*WrongfUl Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott'sQuik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


Troy's Pressure
Cleaning, Yard
Maintenance &
Yard Fertilizing.
Free Estimates.
(863)467-5534



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
LampsLights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V Re 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C, 31/2 ton with air handler,
$250. (863)467-7101
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR COND. PARTS- Going out
of business, Win A/C repair
shop. Motors, front covers,
etc. Sacrifice $1800 or best
offer. (561)684-9007.
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659


ISpecial Notic


Game video card & DVD
player $200. (866)529-0057
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
Complete $150.
(866)855-0158
IBM COMPUTER- complete
w/17" monitor, Win XR DVD,
CD burner, $350 or best of-
fer (863)763-2034.


KNIFE MAKING- Acety-
lene/Oxygen tanks, hoses &
gauges, drill presses, multi
grinders, $2000
(863)763-9527


AIR CONDITIONERS- 8,000
BTU's Works good $60.
(863)467-4366
MOBILE HOME AC/HEAT 3
ton unit, 2yrs new, $1000
(561)758-5053


FIRE ENGINE TOY Wind up,
at least 100 yrs old. $500
(863)467-1325
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
antique, not in cabinet, in car-
rying case, $75.
(863)467-1325
SINGER SEWING MACHINE-
Treadle, beautiful, with table,
asking $100
(863)467-6192.


CHEST FREEZER-very good
condition $75
(863)467-9347.
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
(863)674-1105
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
white, like new condition.
$430 both or trade for home
furniture. (863)675-0386
RINGER WASHER w/ double
tubs. Works good. $50
(863)635-7733
WASHER & DRYER- excellent
condition, $125 for the set
(863)634-0272.
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $200.
(772)215-9168
Washer & Dryer, Stackable,
w hite, ,:ii ,,,gri,,ij:-, exc.
cond., $175. (863)467-6423


TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788 / 634-9119



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



ALL STEEL BLDGS! UP TO
50% OFF!l Engineered for
Hurricane Coast! Ship Facto-
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 Up to 100x200! Call
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.
BUILDING SALE! "Last
Chance!" 20x26 Now $3955.
25x30, $5700. 30x40,
$8300. 40x60, $12,900
Many Others. Meets 140
M.PH. Higher available. One
end included. Pioneer
(800)668-5422..
SCREEN ROOM 18'x10' w/
3" poly (alum-insul-alum) roof.
Sliding window. Like new
$3500 (863)763-0659



CLOSET DOORS (2) Sliding,
6 Ft. & SHOWER DOOR: Glass
Sliding $30 neg. for all, or will
sep. (863)467-1965
DOOR, new pre hung, thermal
pane, full glass view, mini
blind in glass, fits 36" open-
ing, $100. (863)697-1627
FLORIDA ROOM- disassem-
bled, 12x30, fully insulated,
vinyl windows, 2 doors,
$2000 neg (863)467-9347
Red Bricks, between 200-300,
$100 will sell separately.
(863)697-2032
STORM PANELS- 1650 SQ' of
used light gauge aluminum.
Great condition, $2 per sq'
for all or $2.25 per sq' for
partial Call for existing sizing.
(863)763-2692


BABY CRIBS (2) with drawers
underneath, complete with
everything. $250 will sell
separate (863)357-2803.
CRIB BEDDING SET Cowboy
design w/. lots of extras. Must
see!! "Pd $1000+ asking
$400 neg. (863)763-6297



PLACE SETTING FOR 8, Ro-
senthal China, w/all additional
pieces, wheat pattern, $400
neg. (863)357-2233


"BOYS WINTER CLOTHES-
18mo.-2year Excellent con-
dition $15. takes all.
(863)763-6131
CLOTHES- 0-3 mo. 3 piece
outfit. Great for-pictures.
Worn 1 time for photographs
$5. (863)763-6131 .


BARBIE DOLLS- (3)Special
Millennium Edition, Angel of
Joy, Angelic Inspiration $150
will sep. (863)634-9526
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. '(866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
FRONT DOOR ORNAMENT -
half moon design, w/ 4 panes
of glass, 2" high, 24" wide.
$30 (863)763-0625
GLASS INSULATOR COLLEC-
TION, $75. (407)436-1901 or
email rhetthat@yahoo.com
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.


BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-2110
BED, Craftmatic, Single,
Heats, Elevates & Massages.
$500. (863)763-4248
BED- Mechanical, $95 or best
offer (863)697-0333.
COUCH & KING SIZE BED-
couch is bone leather, $350
for all will sell separate
(863)674-9964.
COUCH & MATCHING CHAIR-
Floral, $150.
(863)675-2648
DAVENPORT antique, white.
Gold Chair & Daybed. $550
for all, will separate.
(863)675-1089
DESK, Wooden, $50.
(863)357-1560
DINETTE SET antique, white,
6 chairs, 2 leaves, full pad,
buffet & china cabinet. $350
(863)675-1089
ELECTRIC BEDS, (2), Serta,
twin, new condition, pd
$2000, asking $500 or best
offer. (863)467-9892
END TABLES, (2), heavy,
wood, $30 will selI separate-
ly. (863)675-1070
KING SIZE MATT & BOX-
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
$200 (863)467-1309.
Queen Bed, brass headboard,
$100. (863)467-9413
QUEEN SLEEP SOFA, never
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$225. (863)357-2110
SOFA & RECLINER- beige
leather, matching, $250
(863)674-9964.
SOFA- 8', Off white with 4'
loveseat. Good condition.
Antique satin. $450 for both.
(863)675-1914
SOFA, LS & CHAIR- good
condition, like new paid
$750 asking $175
(772)215-9168.
TANNING BED Brand new
Pd $2000 asking $1000
(863)697-3211
TRUNDLE BED- Extra large,
incl dust ruffle, comforter &
2 shams. $150.
(239)246-6071
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$350.863-634-5943



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART, Gas, Teal w/hard
top. Excellent condition. $2500
(863)634-8511


BROWNING B-80 SL,'3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
shape, $400.
(863)673-4927
BROWNING RIFLE Model
Bar, 270 cal, 3x9 Redhead
scope. Good shape. Asking
$500 (863)467-2171
Desert Eagle, 44 Magnum,
black, $950. (304)667-7855
MARLIN DEER RIFLE '74, w/
Simmons 3x9 Clear View
Scope. Excellent shape, $275
Firm. (863)763-3551
RUGGER, MINI #14, Early
Pre Ban. Very low serial
number w/30 round mag.
$495 Firm. (863)763-5110
Taurus, 44 Magnum, stain-
less, red dot, $650.
(304)667-7855



BO-FLEX EXTREME- Mint con-
dition. Powerhouse fitness.
$1300 or best offer.
239-324-2335
CROSS TRAINING GYM Life-
styler 40. 100lbs concor,
40+ exercises, triad leg syst.
$40 (863)763-3365
EXERCISE MACHINE- Ellipti-
cal, Sears, Perfect cond., Pro-
Form Cardio Cross Trainer.
$100. (863)467-1396 Will de-
liver
EXERCISE MACHINES, Life
Style Cardio Fit, Low impact. &
AB Doer, Pro-AM. $85. for
both, will sep. (863)763-4952
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
PRO-FORM 920S, Exercise
Bike w/silent magnetic resis-
tance. Used, but in good
cond. $50 (863)763-3365


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


LIFT CHAIR- excellent condi-
tion, $350 (863)801-5353.
POWER CHAIR, Jet 1, $200.
(863)467-1741


TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is Including tools, $5000.
(863)763-4028


AIR HOCKEY TABLE very
good condition. Accessories
Included. $45 (863)467-2573


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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo season opens
3/31/06. Guaranteed hunting
license, $5.00. We have a
no-game, no-pay policy. Call
days (314)209-9800 even-
ings (314)293-0610
JUKEBOXES, (2), Seeburg,
both play, need adjustment,
full of records, $650 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704
NASCAR BLOW UP CAR -
Rusty Wallace '92. Miller car.
$100 (863)675-1033
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, whole
house. 2 yrs. old, pd $1257,
sell for $400. (863)467-1860



GUITAR & MANDOLIN Mor-
gan Monroe Flat top guitar &
Kentucky Mandolin KM675
Model $1000 (863)675-0604
PIANO Gulbransen Spinet, in
good condition w/ bench $400
(863)234-9670


BABY WHITE POT BELLY PIG-
$20 in LaBelle area
(863)675-4981.
BANJO Vega Pro 2,. 5 string
banjo. 1940's model. W/les-
sons $1500 (863)675-0604
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $3
each. (863)675-6214 in La-
Belle area
BLUETICK COONHOUND, fe-
male, 15 mos. old, all shots,
spayed, micro chipped,
$250 neg. (863)697-2082
CHINCHILLA'S 1 Male & 1 Fe-
male w/cage & accessories.
$300 Must go as pair.
(863)634-8118
COCKER SPANIEL, F, 9mo.,
Tan & White w/papers & micro
chip. Needs more time than I
have. $500 (863)983-5189
FISH TANK STAND, holds 29
gallon tank, wood, w/stor-
age, $20. (863)634-4098
GOOD SENIOR HOME
NEEDED- for Affen Pincher,
$200 (863)983-6537.
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids. Moving,
need to sell. Papers,Will sac-
rifice $350. (863)697-2717
Looking for Stud for Miniature
Pinscher. Call Janet for more
details. (863)610-0255
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
(863)675-1033.
MINIATURE DACHSHUND-lyr
old female, red, long hair, AKC
& CKC reg. Wonderful inside
pet $350 (863)675-7662
MINIATURE PINSCHERS, AKC
9 wks. Adorable. Black/Tan, 2
M. Tails docked, 2nd shots.
$350 863-946-3857 Lake Port
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
(863)673-5038.
PARROT CAGES- (4 large,
$1100 for all will sell separ-
ate. (863)673-5038.
RED NOSE PIT BULL- male,
$100, call anytime
(863)697-3346.
RING NECK PARROTS (2)
olive green, $250 for both or
will sep. (863)946-3585



ABOVE GROUND POOL Vi-
nyl, 312' deep, 16' around.
Chemicals & accessories in-
cluded. $150 (863)763-0252



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



PIONEER TOWER SPEAKERS,
(2), for home entertainment
center or stereo, $100 neg.
(863)983-7915
SURROUND SOUND- Avia,
with DVD. $100.
(863)824-8703



Flat Screen TV, Phillips, 32",
$250. (863)634-5943
MAGNAVOX 52" High Defini-
tion, big screen, 6 mos old,
black, mint cond. w/ remote
$800 FIRM (863)673-3134
TV, Magnavox, Color, Con-
sole. 27"? Works & Looks
good. $60. (863)357-1560


GENERATOR, Coleman, 5000
Watts, 10 hp B&S Engine.
Used for 1 Hurricane. Like
new. $425 (863)467-7838
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, low hrs., on wheels,
exc. cond., $400.
(863)763-4297
PRESSURE WASHER 2500
PSI, 6.5 h/p. $150
(863)634-0526
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $250
(863)467-4124


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
ing with your child from
birth to age nine.




OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2ba. 1st
& last months rent. Please call
for more info. (863)634-2121








BUCK HEAD RIDGE- 2br, 1ba
Nice! On canal. $975 mo. No
pets. Call 561-746-0448 or
561-352-5977 for more info.
Newly remodeled, 3/2, tile
throughout, 4 acres, perfect
for horses, $1100 mo.
(561)756-3724
OKEE- 3br, 1ba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area.
Near Blue Heron. No pets
$1200. mo. + 1st, last,
$500. sec dep to move In
(863)610-1000
OKEECHOBEE on Hwy. 70W.
3 Bdrm., 2 Bath. on 10 Acres.
Horses & Pets Welcome.
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
Treasure Island, Canal ac-
cess, SE 38th, 1/2 dbl.,
1 1/2 BR, 2BA, single or
couple, no pets, shared laun-
dry, priv. entrance & drive,
$800 mo. Call
863-697-9974.


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/ Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry,/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



AQHA 4yr old Sorrel Mare.
Doc O'lena/Zan Parr Bar
Broodmare prospect or train
your way. Sound, UTD
$2000. (863)763-2692
CIRCLE Y SHOW SADDLE &
Bosal with horse hair reins.
$850. will separate.
(863)675-2106
DRESSAGE SADDLES- 2,
Passier Wintec $650 Will
separate (863)675-2106
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)763-3631
QUARTER HORSE: GELDING,
10 yrs. old. Big horse. Very
gentle. Asking $1500.
(863)357-0690



LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, $300 (863)357-5754.
Murray Riding Mower, 30"
cut, 11hp motor, excellent
condition, $300.
(863)763-5976
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $475.
(863)697-2033.
ZERO TURN MOWER, 1994
Scag, 52" cut. $2000 or best
offer. (863)697-0419


Rentals



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



FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044
OKEECHOBEE- 2 br, 1.5 ba,
quiet neighborhood,
$850/mo, 1st, last & $500
security. (863)763-6406 or
(561)795-1965.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Real Estate




Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni060
Real Estate Wantedi1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




HOME FOR
SALE
2/2 Split Floor
Plan
Screened Patio
Carport & Shed
Low Lot Rent
863-467-4555



NEWIII Waterfront 3B/R
homes available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Wont last! (863)763-6376
OKEECHOBEE 2700 sti ft 4/2,
SW area, 1 ac., w/ Grandfather
Oaks, inground pool, $350000
Owner/Agent 863-634-1893.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified

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Waterfront Home, NEWI
2 story, 4 Bed / 21/2bath,
energy efficient,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEEI
(863)763-6376


LAKE OKEECHOBEE 320ac
w/2400' plus SR78 Hwy
frontage. Across from full
service marina & retail
center. Improved pasture &
oak/cabbage hammocks.
Great investment potential at
$9 million Drew Drake & Co.
RE Broker(239)433-0433
drewdrake.com



ASHEVILLE NC AREA- MOUN-
TAIN ACREAGE 1 + acre riv-
erfront, mountain view and
wooded homesites from the
$50s. Gated community with
custom lodge & river walk.
(866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL LAKE LOTS -
GEORGIA'S Finest area for
Fishing & Boating. New Golf
Course on pdristine Lake Rus-
sell. Owner financing
available. (706)213-6734.
www.lakerussellproper-
ties.com.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Beautiful SW Gaines-
ville/Paynes Praide/Hwy 441
20+ Dividable acre private,
gated Ranch for sale by
owner Auction 10/23/05 Info
rpi@belsouth .net
(352)256-2247.
Coastal Georgia gated com-
munity, deep water access,
ancient oak trees, golf, ten-
nis, proposed pool and fit-
ness 1 acre homesites from
the mid 70's.
(877)266-7376.
WWW.COOPER-
SPOINTCOM.
Coastal North Carolina Water-
front! 3+/- Acres, $99,900
Beautifully wooded parcel on
deep boatable water with ac-
cess to ICW, Atlantic &
sounds. Prime location close
to town. Paved rds, u/g
utilities, county water. Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)732-6601 x 1405.
GRAND OPENING! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900.
SAVE $10,000 Nov 5th &
6th. Spectacular new water-
front community on one of
largest & cleanest mountain
lakes in Americal Large, es-
tate-size deepwater parcels,
gorgeous Woods, panoramic
views. Paved roads, county
water, utilities. Low financ-
ing. Call now (800)564-5092
X 266
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifies"


NC MOUNTAIN CABIN unfur-
nished inside, on mountain
top, view, trees, waterfall &
large public lake nearby.
$89,900 owner
(8 6 6) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Land with spectacular views,
creeks and hardwood trees
on Yung Mtn. 1-15 acres,
from $25,000 to $89,000.
Perfect for log cabin.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 20 Ac w/50
Mile Views Secure Private
Easy Access Gentle
Building Sites Towering
Hardwoods Near Asheville
& Lake.Lure $120,000. Pris--
tine Properties
(800)262-4187.
NEW MEXICO -20 acres
$39,900 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100%
financing Call
(91,4)232-5100
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
~lus, 90 miles of shoreline.
ever before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION WA-
TERFRONT Only 1.0% down
2007 completion and Imme-
diate Furnished Condos min-
utes from Ft. Lauderdale
Beach. $209K+ up. Great
rental Investmentl Realtor
(877)468-5687
Serene Mountain Golf Home-
site $342/ month. Breathtak-
.ing views. Upscale golf
community set amid Dye de-
signed 18 hole course in
Carolina Mountains. Near
Asheville NC. A sanctioned
Golf Digest Schools teaching
facility! Call toll-free
(800)334-3253 X 974
www.cherokeevalleysc.com
Price: $69,900, 10% down,
balance financed at 4.94%
fixed, 24 month balloon,
OAC,
SOUTH COASTAL GEORGIA
$149,900 FOR A'2+ ACRE
DEEPWATER MARSH LOT
$224,900 FOR A 3+ ACRE
OVERSIZED DEEPWATER
LOT 45 min from Jackson-
ville /15 min from St. Si-
mon's. Call today for
appointment. Excellent Fi-
nancing available. (877)GA-
OCEAN x 708.
SOUTH COASTAL GEORGIA
3+ Acres Deepwater Ocean
Access. Lot from just $240
.per month!* 45 min from
Jacksonville/15 min from St.
Simon's Call today for ap-
pointment. Excellent Financ-
ing available. (877)GA-
OCEAN x 703 monthly
Smnt of $240.32 based on
59,900 purchase price
w/10% down payment of
$5,990, $53,910 financed at
5.19%'fixed (APR of 5.55%
includes 1% origination fee)
for 3 yrs. 35 monthly pay-
ments of $240.32 w/ final
payment of $53,910. Offer
void where prohibited by
law.


TENNESSEE LAKESIDE
ACREAGE New community.
1 + acre homesites from the
30's. Private boat slips- limit-
ed availability. Lake ac-
cess/boat ramp. Close to
downtown Chattanooga.
(866)292-5769.
Tennessee Waterfront Salel
2.4 Acre Waterfront $9,900!
Dockable Building Lots from
$14,900! Cabin Package
$54,900. Call Now!
(866)770-5263 Ext. 8.
WESTERN North Carolina
Mountains Cool Air, Views,
Streams, Homes, Cabins,
Acreage FREE BROCHURE
OF MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
WHITEWATER LIVING IN THE
TENNESSEE SMOKIES Gated
Waterfront Community River-
front and Mountain Views
Available, Prices Starting low
as $46,900. Final Phase
Limited Lots Call Now! No
Closing Costs Buy Direct
From Developer SAVE
THOUSANDS$$$
(800)559-3095 ext 327
www.rivercrest.com *Some
restrictions apply.

Mobile Homes



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



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
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okeechobee 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets. $1100 mo
1st &sec. dep. 561-236-9003
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



Beautiful 3br, 2ba. Screened
porch, car port, gar. 12x24
w/s, /2ac. lot, band to band
forest. $129,900 467-4690
OKEECHOBEE, 14X70, 2BD,
2BA, New Roof on 2 lots.
2627 NW 1st St. Rent or op-
tion to buy. $83K 697-6397
PARK MODEL '98 furnished,
2br, 2ba, on the water w/
dock, lots of extras.
(863)467-8079
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classifeds.


Recreation



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

Boats 3005f
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trIr,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors,
fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.
ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trail-
er, 162 Ft. w/40 hp engine.
$2000. (863)674-0067
BASS TRACKER aluminum,
17', 40HP, new all galv. trail-
er, excellent condition $1500
(863)517-1273
BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Tournament Series, 24 volt.
535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
BASSTENDER, '99, 10 ft., live
well, trolling mtr., fits in a
truck bed, fish anywhere,
$500. (863)484-0109
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $500 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
863-674-1105.
BOAT TRAILER, galvanized,
ood shape for 18' boat,
350. (772)342-7304
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
.140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $3500. (863)612-1648
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 15',
Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936
FORCE MERCURY '91-
150HP asking $1200 w/20ft
boat and trailer
(863)824-0076
PONTOON BOAT, 20' w/Brand
new trailer & new seats. 55 hp
motor w/power tilt. Canopy
top. $4000 (863)467-1552
PONTOON BOAT '94 Weeres
Fisherman Deluxe, 20'. 40 hp
Mercury, Trolling motor, trir. &
more. $6000.863-763-2203
POWER WENCH- 12volt, nev-
er used, :,)nii ruilr adapter
plate, 10' remote control,
$275 (863)675-8420.
RANGER CHEROKEE 216 '02
w/'03 60 hp 4 stroke Yamaha,
trolling & trir. Engine less than
10 Ohr. $10,900 863-467-9854
SPORTSCRAFT 15 Ft., Tri
Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
tires. $1500 (863)357-1642


ROCKWOOD ULTRA LGHT '99
25', w/'bunks, excellent condi-
tion, ready to use w/ extras
$6999 neg. (863)674-0785
TARA RV- '76, 35' Furnished
w/8'x35' FL/rm attached, new
tile & carpet. Full size Frig &
stove. W/outside storage/rm,
$7500. (863)532-0063 or
532-0074


ELEC MOTOR SCOOTER Bo-
reem Jia series. Like new.
Pd. $450 asking $250 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area
HONDA SHADOW 1985, Runs
great, good condition. Gas
saver. $1500. or best offer.
(863)634-7046
HONDA XR50 Kids dirt bike,
new MX Tires, well maintained,
garage kept, low hours $800
or best offer (863)467-6434
YAMAHA Dirt Bike, YZ175
Two stroke, runs but needs
work. $300 (863)763-3110
YUMBO CRUISER '04- 50
miles, dressed out, good be-
ginner bike, 200 cc, $2500
(863)801-5353.



DIRT BIKE KX250, '93, new
brakes, cranks right up, Fast!
$100 or best offer.
(863)467-6434
Elec. Scooter, w/seat, head-
lights, turn signals, new 24v
charger, extra scooter for
parts, $125. (863)763-3551
HONDA FOREMAN '01 4x4.
Good shape, low hours. Runs
good. $4000 or best offer
(863)675-6568 PIs Lv Msg


MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
(561)684-9007.


Automobiles

~llI -.^

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility .1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



5TH AVENUE '89- runs good,
needs brakes, $600 neg.
(863)675-4981
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $950
(863)467-8013
CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE
'77- runs okay, asking $225
(863)824-0076.
CHEVY CAVALIER '97 Runs
good, 4 door $1500
(863)763-5178
CHEVY EUROSPORT '88-
$900 or best offer, runs
good, (863)467-0987.
FORD MUSTANG, 1965, auto,
vinyl top, $7999.
(863)447-0400
FORD TAURUS '95 Engine
runs excellent, dark green,
needs minor trans work. $500
or best offer (863)763-1138


LIMO: 1985 CHRYSLER NEW
YORKER, Runs good. Very
dependable, 4 cyl., auto.
$1200 neg. (863)697-6732
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Gbod shape, $1500.
(863)635-9458
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
$900 (863)983-5597
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
(863)357-0765
TOYOTA CELICA '92- con-
vertible, exc cond, $2500
firm (863)697-6634.
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer (863)675-6214.



FLAT BED TRAILER- 45ft,
very good condition, asking
$4500 (863)697-8679.



BRONCO II '89- good shape,
problem w/trans, eng rebuilt
45K miles, good tires, new
parts $1200 (863)805-8789
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Full
Size, Runs needs some TLC,
$1200 (863)763-8725.
FORD EXPLORER, '98, 4x4,
59k ml., new suspension,
$6900 or best offer.
(863)599-0809
FORD F350, '84, very good
cond., 4 whl. dr., runs,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)261-2938
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432
JEEP WAGONER- '84, Fair
condition, Runs good. $500
or best offer. (863)675-8074



E350 FORD VAN 85- w/6.9
diesel, exc. motor & drive
train, new tires, rusty body,
$1200 neg (561)684-9007.
F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels, 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-
fer(561 684-9007.


AIRAID INTAKE SYSTEM- Fits
'01-'02 Chevy Heavy Duty,
6.0 Engine: $200 or best of-
fer. (863)634-1668
CHEVY BERETTA 1992, Good
for parts. $100
(863)763-3110
CHEVY TRUCK RALLY
WHEELS (5) 8" wide & '69 Ca-
mero 3 core Radiator $120
will sep. (863)634-0526
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig.
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$350. (863)610-1000
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $200 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


SUPER CHIP- #2715 fits '96-
'03 Chevy 4.8L, 5.0, 5.3,
5.7, 6.0, 7.4 & 8.1 $200. or
best offer (863)634-1668
TIRES (4) like new, Firestone
P235/75R16, $225
(863)357-8788.
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition S300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
$300 (863)467-8856.
WILD COUNTRY RADIALS -
RVT, 33x12.50x15, on 6 lug
aluminum wheels. $400
(863)634-6504


CHEVY 3/4 350 TBI, '87-
Crewcab, 4x2, runs good,
rusty but trusty, $2000 neg.
(772)215-2066.
CHEVY S10 '84 w/ rebuilt
350, 4x4, too many extras to
list. $3800 or best offer
(863)444-0371 Leave msg.
CHEVY S10 Pick Up 1985,
Partially restored. Needs to be
finished. Runs good. $1200.
(863)674-0067
Chevy S10 Pickup, '88, runs
good, $1150 or best offer.
(863)467-5534
FORD F100 '76 New tires &
muffler system. Standard
transmission. Runs good.
$650 (863)635-1096
FORD F350 '84-Flatbed dually.
Moving, must sell!! $1000 or
best offer (239)369-3550
truckisinLaBelle


CHEVY 810 BLAZER, '87, 2.8
litre, rebuilt eng. & trans.,
cold a/c, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6783
SUBURBAN '83- 3/4 ton die-
sel, overhauled transmission,
rungs good $1800
(863)674-0785.


ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12'x5',
converted stock trailer, dbl.
axle, good for storage,
.$1200 neg. (863)697-9704
LAWN TRAILERS, (2),
1) 5x 10w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1300. (863)357-5754
TRAILER 14', heavy duty,
tandem drop axle, flat deck,
4x4 channel frame, 2x4 box
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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2005-CP-255
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES MARTIN BOREL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CHARLES MARTIN BOREL, deceased,
File Number 2005-CP-255 is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The
name and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedeot's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with thiE
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or deo
mands against decedent's estate must
tile their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DAE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.'
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
1he date of first publication of this Noticd
is October 19,2005.
Personal Representative't
Gladys Lee Borel
3112 S.E. 8th Terrace
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Kevin H. Hendrickson, Esquire
Attorney for Per. Rep.
310 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
(772)461-0558
Forida Bar No.618454
92553 ON 10/19,26/05
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces a public meeting to
which all persons are invited:
Date & Time: Wednesday,
October 26,2005-8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
'Port St. Lucia, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern;
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work:
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con:
acting:
Workoce Development Board
oltoe treasure coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
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89773 ON 10/19/05
NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION
OF TAX ROLL
Pursuant to Section 193.122, Florida
Statutes, W.C. Sherman, Property Ap-
praiser of Okeechobee County hereby
gives notice that the 2005 Tax Roll for
Okeechobee County was certified to
the Tax Collector on the 17th day of
October 2005, for the collection of
Taxes.
92366 ON 10/19/05


Community Events


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 giveawvays, 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.

Church hosting concert
Rayz of the Son will be appearing at Living Word of Faith Church,
1902 S. Parrott Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Mary Lanier will also
be performing. There is no charge for the concert. Everyone is invited.
For information, call the church at (863) 763-6869.

Bass club plans free fishing tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will sponsor its 20th annual free Kids'


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