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Vol. 96 No. 293 Thursday, October 20, 2005 504 Plus tax
issued for tourists
There is a voluntary evacua-
tion notice in effect for all
campers and recreation vehi-
cles in Okeechobee camp-
grounds. Due to an anticipated
major evacuation within the
next 48 hours, it is recommend-
ed that Okeechobee vacation-
ers leave before getting caught
on the open highway.
Meeting on lake
has been postponed
The Lake Okeechobee
Aquatic Plant Management
meeting scheduled for Friday,
Oct. 21, at Roland Martin's
Marina in Clewiston has been
A new date for the meeting
has not yet been set.
give flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Associa-
tion (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
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 beginning
This closure will,gijn effect.
for an estimated five weeks,
and detours will be posted at
S.W Third Terrace and S.W
In other road closures, on
Oct. 16 the 1200 block of S.R.
70 W will be closed to all traffic
for an estimated 12 hours.
Detours will be posted and
OCSO deputies and officers
from the Okeechobee City
Police Department will be man-
ning the intersections.
Westbound traffic will be
detoured to N.W Ninth
Avenue, then to N.W Ninth
Street and onto U.S. 98.
Eastbound traffic will be
detoured to U.S. 98, then to
N.W Ninth Street and then to
N.W Ninth Avenue.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
Comics ........... .8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .9
Obituaries .... ..... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ........ .7
TV .............. .10
Weather ........... .2
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how to contact the newspaper.
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Hurricane Wilma: Residents take precautions
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Motorists took no chances Wednesday morning as they waited in line to fill their gas
tanks at local stations in anticipation of the possible arrival of Hurricane Wilma.
Locals prepare for Wilma
By Loma Jablonski
As Hurricane Wilma storms
through the Caribbean gather-
ing strength as she goes, resi-
dents and visitors of Okee-
chobee are preparing for the
possible arrival of this danger-
ous late season storm.
Motorists waited in line to
fill their vehicles and gas cans
early Wednesday morning. By
noon many stations had run
out of regular gas.
Grocery store shelves began
to empty as shoppers stocked
up on water, paper products,
canned goods, batteries and
duct tape. By 1:30 p.m., some
stores' water aisles were nearly
empty as the stores waited for
another delivery Wednesday
afternoon. Gasoline cans were
another hot commodity as
people prepared for inevitable
Sharon Lewis carried her 6-
month-old granddaughter Tyri-
ana Williams through store
aisles as she stocked up on
canned goods, munchies and
"We're just getting ready for
what might come," stated Ms.
Another shopper, Don Diet-
rich said, "I've lived in Florida
my whole life. I'm not leaving
Sharon Lewis (left) carried 6-month old Tyriana Williams
(right) through a local grocery store Wednesday after-
noon to pick up supplies as she was getting ready in case
Hurricane Wilma pays a visit to the area.
- just getting ready."
Cheryl Williams, a CPA with
Wicks, Brown, Williams and
Co., was not sure what she was
going to do.
"I'm getting a few things
together, but we had a vacation
scheduled. We were to fly to
Texas for a week. But now we
don't know if we are going."
Whatever your plans are,
now is the time to make prepa-
rations while stores are well-
stocked and gasoline is still
available. Listen closely to
weather forecasts and keep
your fingers crossed for the
By Audrey Blackwell
The timeframe for the Green
Market, approved at the last City
Council meeting, needs to be
established, according to Coun-
cilman Lowry Markham, and
will be placed on the Nov. 1
Mr. Markham asked for clari-
fication during Tuesday's City
Council meeting on how long
the weekly farmer's market will
"Is it forever or one month?"
Mr. Markham queried.
By Pete Gawda
The good news to come
from Tuesday night's meeting of
the Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement Board is that 10 of
the 17 cases originally scheduled
for hearing were not heard
because they were found to be
Before the meeting, three of
the scheduled cases were found
to be in compliance.
In addition, at the beginning
of the meeting code enforce-
ment officers announced that
recent inspections had deter-
Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford said he understood that it
would be for a season, to per-
haps run from November
through Easter, as some other
farmers' markets run. However,
there was no consensus and
Main Street president Maureen
Burroughs will be asked. to
request a specific timeframe for
it all year long or seasonally
- at the next council meeting.
Mr. Markham voted against
having the Green Market at the
park at the last meeting citing a
See Market Page 2
mined an additional seven case
were in compliance.
Code enforcement officers
announced that the properties
belonging to the Leslie Atkisson
Estate, Rafael Ayalla and Fidelia
Galegos, Robert Renard, Patricia
Ann Julian, Titus and Betty
Sweatt, Maria A. Anaya and
Ronald and Mary Dunne were
found to be in compliance, so
those cases were not heard.
All of those properties facing
fines were found to be in com-
The case of Charles Mattox
See Fines Page 2
Hurricane relief effort is delayed
By Katrina Elsken
The Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce's drive to collect
supplies for those hit by hurri-
canes this year has been post-
poned for one week, due to the
approach of Hurricane Wilma.
In September, the Okee-
chobee Community sent a trac-
tor-trailer filled with supplies to
Franklinton, La. This time, the
Chamber will send supplies to
another town hit by a hurricane.
A truck with relief supplies
was scheduled to leave on Sat-
urday, Oct. 22, but due to the
approaching storm, it will not
leave until Oct. 29.
Donations of canned goods
and other non-perishable food,
bottled water, insect repellent,
hygiene items and baby items
are still being sought. Blankets
and sleeping bags are also
Walpole Inc. is again donat-
ing the truck to deliver the sup-
plies. 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. Highway
441 S.E. today through through
Friday, Oct. 28. Friday, Oct. 28 is
the last day to leave donations at
the VFW because the truck will
be packed and leave on Satur-
day, Oct. 29.
The Chamber is asking that
donations be bagged or boxed
No loose clothing will be
accepted. Boxed donations of
clothing will be accepted, if the
clothing is sorted by size and the
labeled on the outside of the
box. Any clothing donated
should be in good condition,
with no tears or stains and no
On Friday, Oct. 28, 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
Parrott Avenue and State Road
70 at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28
Volunteers are also needed
to help load supplies on the
truck at the VFW on Saturday,
Oct. 29, at 8 a.m.
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
A vehicle landed on its top in front of Gilbert Chevrolet
in the northbound lanes of U.S. 441 S. Wednesday after-
noon. The name and condition of the driver and any pos-
sible passengers, along with accident details, were
unknown as of newspaper deadline.
fines in cases
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News Briefs Water managers prepare canals for Wilma's flood threat
Loans help repair
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 fol-
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
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 per-
sons $40,100; seven persons
$42,850; and, eight persons -
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez
at (863) 467-5525. The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing Inc.
office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours in
room 106 of the Okeechobee
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.
plans class reunion
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Historical Society is plan-
ning a reunion for those graduat-
ing or attending Okeechobee
High School before 1960, which
includes classes 1921 through
1959. The reunion will be Nov. 12
at the Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W.
If you know someone that has
not received an invitation and is
eligible to attend, make a copy of
your invitation or contact Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-6226 or
Reservations should be made
before Nov. 1 no tickets will be
sold at the door.
The get-together will be from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
There are a limited amount of
reservation spaces available.
Send your reservation form and a
check in the amount of $25 to:
Okeechobee Historical Society,
P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,
Book on area
currently on sale
OKEECHOBEE The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads"
is currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
.N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
The price of the book is $35
per copy through Dec. 31. After
that date, the per copy price will
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
will meet Nov. 2
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, has
announced that the next meeting
of that group will be Wednesday,
Nov. 2, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners cham-
bers, 304 N.W. Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
The South Florida Water' Man-
agement District is rapidly prepar-
ing for heavy rains expected from
a tropical system located near the
Honduras Coast by optimizing
operation of the 2,000-mile
regional water management
canal system. On Monday night
South Florida Water Management
District operators began adjusting
the primary canal system to pre-
storm levels, meaning District
canals have been lowered in
anticipation of heavy rainfall. The
canals will continue to discharge
as needed. Many pumping sta-
tions and flood-control structures
in the District are running at maxi-
mum capabilities in anticipation
of heavy rain over the region.
"We have a good jump on
Hurricane Wilma and will contin-
ue to maximize all flood control
resources," said Governing Board
Vice-Chair Irela Bagu6 from
Miami-Dade County. "The critical
new C-4 (Tamiami Canal) flood
improvement projects will be put
into action during this storm."
Preliminary rainfall estimates
indicate amounts of 8 inches or
more are possible throughout the
District. The southeast and west
coasts are expected to get the
heaviest rainfall with significant
rainfall occurring along the east
coast and south of Lake Okee-
chobee. Forecasters are hopeful
the early indications of a fast-mov-
ing storm hold up. A fast moving
hurricane would lessen the
chances of extremely heavy rain-
fall building up in localized areas.
District field checks show all
water control facilities such as
pumping stations, flood control
gates and field station communi-
cations show no problems with
the system, according to Bob
Howard; the agency's director of
operations. "We will continue to
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belief that the activity would go
against provisions in the Hamrick
Trust, which outlines the park's use
as being for nonprofit public use.
The market is planned to operate
under the nonprofit status of Main
Street, which is a 501 (c)3 organiza-
Following the discussion on
activities at the park, Mr. Watford
said he wanted to go on record as
not supporting the use of alcohol in
The council moved forward on
the agenda and approved the Sep-
tember 2005 warrant register for
No comments were made dur-
ing the final public hearing on the
rezoning application for Dairy
Queen and the ordinance passed.
Dairy Queen owners Herbert and
Rachel Phillips plan to remodel the
store into a DQ Chill and Grill and
rearrange the parking lot.
The council approved an Inter-
local Agreement for a Use of Alley
with Okeechobee County at the
First United Methodist Church for
improvements. The city granted
the agreement with the stipulation
that the county maintain the alley-
way and agrees to remove any
pavement, landscaping or
improvements to allow mainte-
Snance of the infrastructure by the
Niki Salmon addressed the
council on her request for a street
closing at Southeast Park Street
Continued From Page 1
was not heard due to lack of prop-
James and Helen Boree, own-
ers of Lakeshore Restaurant, were
given 30 days to clean up the debris
- around their hurricane-damaged
building and seal up doors and
windows to secure the building or
_ ^ face a fine of $100 a day for every
Mrs. Boree said they were going
to use the services of a structural
engineer to see if the building
could be rebuilt. They were given
60 days to either submit plans for
rebuilding or demolition of the
building, or face a fine of $200 a
Marie P. and John Powell were
charged with having a condemned
structure on their Taylor Creek Isles
property. They were found to be in
noncompliance and given 30 days
to remove the building and clean
up the premises or face a fine of
$50 a day.
Frank J. and Leone L. Maheu
were charged with construction
without a building permit. They
were given 30 days to apply for a
permit or face a fine of $25 a day.
Florence F. Bell was charged
with having trash, debris, and a
derelict/condemned mobile home
,$ on Spot in the Sun property. She
was given a month to allow code
enforcement officers to inspect the
mobile home and clean up all
debris or face a fine of $30 a day.
Silas L. Cook was out of the
state for the meeting and sent a let-
ter to the board requesting a 60-day
extension to remove an inoperable
--. -w An error appeared in an article
- -. on the front page of the Sunday,
Oct. 16, issue of the Okeechobee
S- News under the headline County
paves way for new concrete plant.
The article incorrectly reported
that Okeechobee County Commis-
v W sioners at their Oct. 13 meeting
approved a change in zoning from
agriculture to residential single
family for The Building Company's
property on U.S. 441 S.E. Actually,
the matter was tabled to allow for
research into the legal description
of the property.. We apologize for
any inconvenience caused by this
do everything possible to give
local drainage facilities the ability
to send excess runoff into the Dis-
trict's primary canal system," said
Secondary systems such as
city and county canals are gaining
capacity through movement of
water into the District's primary
canal system prior to the storm.
Locally, District field crews are
performing the following pre-
Water control structure inspec-
tions are all clear. Most lakes in
between Second and Third
avenues on Oct. 29 for a benefit fes-
tival in honor of her nephew
Councilman Markham said he
thought it was an organization
requesting the street closing and
wanted clarification because food
vendors would be selling food. His
concern was whether the activity
should be allowed based on the
previous council meeting when
discussions arose about what the
Hamrick Trust outlines.
Ms. Salmon told the council she
was an individual and had regis-
tered the Joshua Matute Trans-
portation Fund as a non-profit
fundraising event. Any food sold or
monies raised would go to help the
young man who has Down syn-
drome and hydrocephaly. He is
totally dependent on his mother,
Ms. Salmon's sister.
The Matutes are planning to
move to Okeechobee Oct. 29.
"I understand this more now.
I'm not against everything going on
at the park, as everybody thinks.
I'm just overseeing things. This is
very good," said Councilman
The measure passed unani-
Later, Mr. Markham explained
that when he says he is "overseeing
things" at the park, he means as a
city councilman. He said the city
council is responsible for allowing
certain activities as outlined in the
Hamrick Trust, but that he is not
personally responsible for oversee-
ing things for the Hamrick Trust.
"The City Council oversees the
39-foot trailer and debris from his
Playland Park property. He was
given until Jan. 15 to clean up his
property or face a fine of $50 a day.
Eddie James Neal was charged
with violation of minimum hous-
ing standards on his N.E. 13th
Street property. Code Enforcement
Officer Beth Albert noted that Mr.
Neal was in the process of getting a
permit approved. His case was
continued until the Jan. 17, 2006,
The board then turned to two
requests for fine reductions. Lillie
Mae Scott had applied for a fine
reduction, but she was not present
so her reduction was not consid-
Marta Sherwood had been
assessed a fine of $25 a day for hav-
ing vehicle parts, fence material
and household goods on her N.W
113th Drive property. She was in
noncompliance for 99 days, and
accrued a fine of $2,475. It was
noted that over a four-month peri-
od code enforcement officers had
made a total of 14 site visits or tele-
phone calls in connection with the
Ms. Sherwood said she was try-
ing to fix up the house. The board
voted to reduce the fine to $800
with chairman Tommy Hoover
casting the lone dissenting vote.
According to board policy, if the
fine reduction is not paid within 14
days it will revert to the original
In August of 1999, Joseph Woj-
tanoski was assessed a fine of $50
dollars a day for having an aban-
doned mobile home, weeds, over-
the upper and lower Kissimmee
Basin are below normal levels
and have capacity to handle
Complete flood prevention is
not possible in South Florida,
especially given the potential for
excessive rainfall associated with
a tropical storm or hurricane. The
regional system of canals and
structures is designed to help
reduce flooding levels and help
shorten the duration of standing
use of the park, as guardians of the
trust, to carry out the wishes of the
trust. The city attorney reads the
trust and interprets it at the time a
question comes up," he said.
Those responsible for oversee-
ing the Hamrick Trust are its two
trustees David Hamrick, heir
and trustee, and Gil Culbreth, who
owns the real estate office where
Mr. Markham works.
In other business, the council:
approved a temporary street
closing for Southwest Sixth Avenue
between North and South Park
Streets on Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. until
midnight, for the First Baptist
Church's Community Fall Festival;
approved a proposed con-
tract for legal services for City Attor-
ney John Cook after deleting that
the city would provide professional
approved rejecting all three
proposals that were submitted per-
taining to building inspection serv-
approved a renegotiated con-
tract with Independent Inspec-
tions, Ltd. for building inspection
services and received a better price
on the percentage of building per-
mit fees that go to the company;
approved the purchase of 24
police cars at a price of $18,983 per
car, a rate comparable to the Flori-
da Sheriff's Association rate. Mr.
Watford abstained from the vote as
an owner of a car dealership that
had placed a bid; and,
approved a financing propos-
al from Popular Leasing for the
2006 police cars at a cost of $3,000
per car, per year.
grown grass and shrubs on his S.E.
38th Avenue property. He claimed
he removed the mobile home
soon thereafter. However, the fine
continued to run for 2,241 days
amounting to $112,050.
Mr. Wojtanoski said he thought
the matter was settled when he
removed the mobile home and
had the 'popertk inspected. He said
he was unaware of the fine until he
discovered there was a lien on his
property when he tried to sell it ear-
lier this year. He claimed that the
lien was three times what the prop-
erty is worth.
The board proposed reducing
the fine to $7,500. Mr. Wojtanoski
stated that the figure was unaccept-
After considerable discussion,
the board reduced the fine to $5,
- 000 with the usual provision that
the reduced fine must be paid with-
in 14 days.
Mr. Wojtanoski accepted that
figure but requested more time.
The board told him that 14 days
was the normal time period and
that the reduction was very gener-
The last two actions generated
some discussion about the board's
policy on fine reductions.
Last month's code enforcement
board was cancelled due to lack of
a quorum. To help prevent that
happening again in the future, the
board passed a motion stating that
if a member missed two out of
three consecutive meeting without
notifying the board secretary, that
person's seat-on the board would
be declared vacant.
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Helping the hearing impaired
Murray Steinfeld (left) hearing instrument specialist with the Miracle Ear Children's
Foundation, was recognized at the Tuesday, Oct. 11, meeting of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board for his service in providing hearing aids to hearing-impaired students.
Taking part in the recognition were: (left to right) Mr. Murray, Sherry Conrad, exception-
al student education staff, Cathleen Blair, director of exceptional student education and
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper. In addition to the certificate presented by
Dr. Cooper, Mr. Murray also received letters of appreciation from some of the students
State releases FCAT questions
Jeb Bush and Florida Department
of Education Commissioner John
L. Winn announced the release of
.the grades 4 and 8 Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Tests (FCAT).
The reading and mathematics tests
were actual tests taken by students
in 2005 and are no longer in use.
SThe release of these tests follows
last month's release of the Grade
10 reading and mathematics FCAT.
"Releasing the_ Grade 10 FCAT
last month gave students and par-
ents further insight into the test and
the release of grade 4 and 8 tests
serves to enhance the educational
resources already available," said
Governor Bush. "I am thankful to
all of the Florida educators who are
helping to develop and review
:appropriate test questions. Their
dedication to the review process
allows the state to continue to
release actual tests, strengthening
understanding for students and
parents and contributing to higher
As with the grade 10 FCAT, the
tests released are identical to the
tests taken by students with two
exceptions: questions that will be
used on future tests were removed
.and answer spaces were added
into the released tests. Students
typically use separate sheets to
record their answers. To maintain
the integrity of future tests, answer
documents for individual students
were not released.
Hundreds of printed and online
resources related to the FCAT have
been available for several years,
including annual releases of sam-
ple questions and a release of "half
tests" in 2001. The newly released
tests are additional resources for
students and parents. The tests
should only be used to review
questions and passages, the diffi-
culty of questions and the length of
the test. Students should not mem-
orize the. questions or use the test
to determine the subject area for
"We are pleased to have yet
another opportunity to release
actual tests taken by students and I
'encourage students, and parents to
use these tests in conjunction with
the, other FCAT materials provided
on our website," said Commission-
er Winn. "The State continues to
take steps toward increasing the
transparency of the FCAT. Based
on the availability of funding and
resources, we plan to release tests
for additional grades over the next
Test .questions, written accord-
ing to specific guidelines devel-
oped by Florida educators, are
reviewed and revised by Florida
teachers, curriculum specialists
and school/district administrators
to ensure they are appropriate for
the grade level. To release previ-
ously administered Grades 4, 8 and
10 tests, the state invested more
than $3 million over the past three
years to develop enough test ques-
tions to retire and replace those
The cost of releasing one test is
approximately $350,000. This
amount includes increased devel-
opment of test questions, long-
term copyright permission for
reading passages, resources to
conduct reviews of additional
questions, costs to produce addi-
tional test forms and score addi-
tional test questions, and costs to
prepare the test document for web
release. The cost of releasing six
tests annually (three grade levels
for two subject areas) is approxi-
mately $2.1 million. If a Grade 10
test is also released annually, the
cost is approximately $2.8 million.
Additional costs for the increased
staff and other support resources
would also be necessary to moni-
tor and implement the increased
development, production, and
release activities. The Department
of Education has included $3 mil-
lion in its 2006-07 legislative budget
request to support these activities.
Based on the availability of
funding and resources, reading
and mathematics tests for Grades
3, 7 and 9 will be released in fall
2006, followed by reading and
mathematics tests for Grades 5 and
6 in fall 2007. Continuation of addi-
tional funding would allow a three-
year rolling release of tests to begin
in 2008 with a second release of the
Grades 4,8 and 10 FCAT.
The 2005 grade four and eight
reading and mathematics FCAT
and answer keys are available on
the Department of Education's
website at www.fldoe.org
www.fldoe.org. The support mate-
rials prepared for the release of the
grade 10 tests were updated with
information about grades 4 and 8
How to use the FCAT released
How to score the FCAT
Frequently asked questions
about the FCAT released tests.
Scholarship offered to 9th graders
The 'Take Stock in Children' high school graduation, please to their child. The deadline for
scholarship is a full tuition scholar-. contact Traci Sills in the Guidance application is Dec. 9.
snip to Indian River Community
College followed by two-years at a
public university in the state of
Florida. Students are selected on
the basis of academic performance
and recommendations from coun-
selors and teachers. If your child is
in the ninth grade, has a minimum
2.0 grade point average, meets the
income requirements, and has the
desire to continue education after
Department at the Okeecnobee
Freshman Campus at (863) 462-
5288 for more information about
requirements. If selected, your
child must sign a performance
contract and pledge to stay in
school, maintain good grades,
behavior, remain drug and crime
free, and meet with a mentor. Par-
ents must commit to continue to
be a support and encouragement
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Senior football player Rex Erwin, Jr. (left) is joined by his
father Brahman assistant coach Rex Erwin, Sr. (right) at
the annual Brahman senior night presentations. Senior
athletes in all fall sports were honored by the school.
Esther Elizabeth Williams, age
87, of Okeechobee, died Wednes-
day, Oct. 19, 2005, at Raulerson
Hospital. Mrs. Williams was born
March 8, 1918, in Greensburg, Pa.,
to Samuel Carson and Sarah Esther
Williams. She was a social worker
in the health care field having
moved to Lake Port from Greens-
burg, Pa., in 1975. Mrs. Williams
was a member of Maple Grove
Baptist Church in Lakeport; she
helped the church for many years
as a Sunday school teacher, organ-
ist, and secretary for the church.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in
death by her husband, Jack Pren-
tiss Williams and her son, John
She is survived by her daughter,
Esther A. Black of Columbus, Ga.;
six grandchildren; and, six great-
Funeral services will be held in
Greensburg, Pa., with Kepple-Graft
Funeral Home directing.
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Former Brahman athletes Kristen Black (left) and James Black (right) escorted their sis-
ter Kara Black (center) to the Senior Night presentation Friday evening at Brahman Sta-
dium. Kara is a member of the Blazing Brahman Band.
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida'
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Joseph Wayne Morgan, 23,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Oct. 14
by OCSO Detective M.D. Faulkner
on a felony charge of failure of a
sex offender to register within 48
hours, and misdemeanor charges
of resisting arrest without vio-
lence and driving while license
suspended. His total bond was set
John Phillip King, 17, W.
28th St., Riviera Beach, was
arrested Oct. 14, by Deputy
Jonathon Royal on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with three felony counts of
battery on detention facility staff.
His total bond was set at $15,000.
Dennis Mark Hoy, 45, S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 14 by OCSO Corpo-
ral Jack Nash on a charge of pos-
session of cocaine. His bond was
set at $25,000.
Robert Dale Clayter, 47, S.E.
38th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Oct. 15 by OCSO Cpl. Jack
Nash on a charge of driving under
the influence and a misdemeanor
charge of failure to submit to an
approved test. His total bond was
set at $2,000.
Elizabeth Lee Cox, 31, N.W
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 15 by OCPD Officer
M. Hurst on a felony charge of
grand theft (over $300 but less
than $5,000) and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her total bond
was set at $3,000.
Eduardo Ortiz, 29, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by
OCPD on a charge of possession
of cocaine. His bond was set at
". Ryin Michael McCarty, 19,
S.E. 46th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 17 by OCSO
Sergeant Shannon Peterson on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with felony criminal
mischief. His bond was set at
Robert Steven Miller, 47, Mel-
bourne, was arrested Oct. 17 by
Deputy Sam Thomas on a war-
rant charging him with failure to
appear/violation of probation/bat-
tery. He is being held without
Rogar Dwayne Arnold, 30,
N.W. 144th Drive, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 17 by Deputy
Gary Johnson on Okeechobee
County warrants charging him
with exposure of sexual organs
(two counts). His total bond was
set at $10,000.
William Neal Smith, 44, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Oct. 18 by OSCO Sergeant A.
Durbin on a warrant charging him
with domestic violence. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Yvonne Brege, 21, S.E. Fifth
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 18 by DOC's Elijah Tate on a
charge, of violation of community
control grand theft. She is being
held without bond.
Tommy Luke Stokes, 38, S.E.
57th Drive, Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 18 by FWC's Jason
Godwin on a charge of trespass
while armed. His bond was set at
$5,000. He was later arrested on a
charge of violation of probation -
possession of cocaine and viola-
tion of probation driving while
license suspended. He is being
held without bond on those
Corey N. Hardy, 24, S.W.
28th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Oct. 18 by OCSO Detective
Chris Hans on felony charges of
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell, possession of a controlled
substance (Xanax) and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. His
total bond was set at $22,000.
James Emory Choquette, 31,
S.E. Ninth Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a felony
charge of fleeing and eluding and
a misdemeanor charge of driving
while license suspended with
knowledge. His total bond was
set at $5,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
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MOSQUITOES: I was calling in about the mosquito control in
Okeechobee. I was told by a certain agency that the funds for mos-
quito control in the county were given to county judges throughout
the county who need to spray. Where does this money go? I don't
remember anyone spraying for mosquitoes around here in a long
time. The account set up for funding mosquito control, is this public
information? If so, can we find out where this money for mosquito
control has gone in the last five to six years? If a county judge is the
only one who has the right to disburse that money, it should defi-
nitely be pfiblic information. Could you please find out.where the
money has gone? (Editor's Note: County judges in Florida do not
disburse funds. We asked County Administrator George Long about
mosquito control funds. He said that last year there was funding
through the Okeechobee County Health Department for a one-time
situation to spray for mosquitoes following last year's hurricanes.
The county was sprayed at that time. Other than that, he said there
have been no funds appropriated for mosquito control in Okee-
RESTAURANTS I think the person who had ants in their pizza
should have called the person who does not mind having extra pro-
tein in their pizza. I have to say the restaurants around here have a
lot to be desired. I have been to two local restaurants here and at
one I found mold on desserts, grease on the walls and ants on the
tables. At the other, I found a fly in the food. I also went to a local fast
food place and there was food on the floor and food all over the
prep area. I think someone should inspect these restaurants more
GREEN MARKET Maybe they just need to hold their Green Market
event and when they see that people don't come out on a weeknight
to shop for produce then they might consider changing it. I agree
that it would be smart to figure out who their target customers are
and then set it up so that it is convenient for those customers.
BUS STOPS: On the topic of time and school kids, if parents
would turn off the TV and all the games and see that kids went to
bed they would be rested for school the next day. Teach them to not
stand on the roads anytime whether it is dark or daylight. People
or kids caught buses in the dark a long time ago. Most of the same
kids can probably see after dark when out of school and they do
fine. Accidents happen and it is terrible, but it is an accident. Does
the bus run off the road and hit the child? If they do then it doesn't
matter if it is dark or not. If the child is very young, someone should
be with the child. Don't say you have to work because if they are that
young, they should not be left at home alone.
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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 Butcher's Singing Club" by Louise Erdrich. This is a
novel woven with intrigue, romance and humor, and is an
emotionally complex tale of European immigrants who have
settled in the fictional town of Argus, N.D. All meetings begin at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Car wash benefits 4-H club
The Spurs and Saddles 4-H Horse Club will hold a fundrais-
ing 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.
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Courtesy photo/"Strolling Down Country Roads"/Florida Department of State Archives
Looking Back ...
Plain wooden coffins such as the ones shown here were used to bury the recovered victims following the 1928 hurri-
cane. Many residents still recall seeing the hallways of the Okeechobee County Courthouse lined with the coffins wait-
ing burial. The book "Strolling Down Country Roads" is now available at the Okeechobee Historical Society, U.S. 98 N.,
or the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The price of the book is $35 per copy through Dec.
31. After that date the per-copy price will be $40. For information, send questions to: Okeechobee Historical Society, P.O.
Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226. Do you have any old pho-
tos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th
St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okee-
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 information, 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 (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
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
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
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 relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion 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.,
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.
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)
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 care-
givers 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-
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471 -
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 meeting provides networking opportunities for women in business
and is open to the public. No membership is required. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjury-
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather per-
mitting.The group meets at 7 a.m. at the Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E. for
the weekly meeting and leaves promptly at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interested in
riding is invited. For information contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251,
Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925
U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using
alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
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 specta-
tors and participants. 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 children 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 Cattle-
men'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.
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
sponsored by the Cowboys for Christ. For information contact
Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at (863) 467-
JJJ council meets Oct. 21
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their
monthly 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 interven-
tion of at-risk youth in Okeechobee County. The public is invited.
For information, call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.
Talk show deals with children's issues
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show at 7:30 a.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 22. The show will be rebroadcast at I and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. Special,guest will be Jef-
frey Ralicki, ACSW, LCSW, executive director for Tykes and Teens.
The topic will be children with mental health, substance abuse
and/or behavioral problems, and childreti who hate been sexu-
ally abused. For information, contact Tykes and Teens at (772)
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 per-
cent of the funds raised on this day to the Komen foundation. For
information or to make an appointment, call (863) 763-3933.
While appointments are recommended, they are not required.
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 court-
house, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and the county
Fire/Rescue Department and pray for government officials, law
enforcement officers and firefighters. Then, they will march
around Seminole Elementary 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
boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700
S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the
community to identify issues, collaborate and share information
regarding services 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.
Main Street plans membership meeting
Main Street general membership meeting will be held at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on Wednesday, Oct.
26, at noon. Members and the general public are invited. For
information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
The Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 20, 2005
Which is better: treadmill or taking a walk outdoors?
This week, a reader posed the
question, "Which is better for you,
walking outdoors or using a tread-
Some online research indicates
there is no easy answer to that
question because so much
depends on your personal circum-
There are some advantages to
walking outside, including:
It's free. There is no invest-
ment in exercise equipment.
You don't have to go home to
exercise. You can take a break and
take a walk, where ever you are.
Walking outdoors may be
more interesting than using a
treadmill. The outdoors provides a
variety of things to see.
If you have a place to walk
that is away from the traffic, you
get some fresh air.
You can vary the pace of your
walk to suit your mood, without
having to worry about setting con-
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If you live in town, you can
combine walking with other
activities by walking to the store
or walking to the movie theater.
Walking saves money
because the only fuel it con-
sumes is the calories you burn.
Treadmills also have their
With a treadmill, you can
walk day or night. You don't have
to miss your walk if it is dark or
raining by the time you get
A treadmill gives you a con-
sistent workout. You can monitor
how fast you walk and for how
You can use a treadmill and
watch television at the same time
so you don't have to miss a
You can control the temper-
ature of your home, so you don't
have to worry about getting over-
heated while walking in the Flori-
Using a treadmill indoors
means you don't have to worry
as much about mosquitoes, dogs
and other outdoor nuisances.
Outdoor surfaces may be
uneven, making it easier to trip
If you get too tired to contin-
ue your workout on a treadmill,
you are already home. If you tire
out in the middle of an outdoor
walk, you may have to call some-
one to help you.
Which is the best choice for
you? The important thing is not so
much how or where you exercise,
but that you exercise. Choose the
exercise that you will stick with
and not quit. Some people com-
promise: on nice days, they walk
outdoors. On rainy days, they use
the treadmill. The key is to exer-
cise regularly, that is, at least five
times a week.
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drugs interact badly with foods
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Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
ing at4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be from
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m. Every-
one is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
Eagles Aeries #4137
Saturday, Oct. 29:.Halloween
party and lava lamp drawing, with
proceeds going to Snowball Queen
Charities. Our queen and king will
be Diane and Bill Huston.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5
and 6: yard sale at AERIES, rain or
shine, 8 a.m. until ? Donated items
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be available.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to order
for a $10 donation. Music will be by
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6.p.m. Members
WWII vets plan trip
DELRAY BEACH The
Association of Sons and Daugh-
ters of WWII Veterans will lead
a group to England and France
during April 2006 to commem-
orate the 62nd anniversary of
the D-Day landings, the Battle
for Normandy and the drive
through France to the Rhine.
The itinerary will include
London, Portsmouth, Cher-
Blac (863) 467-7068 or Margaret
Smith (8630 467-8020.
The Okeechobee Order of the
Eastern Star #128 will host an all-
you-can-eat breakfast at the Okee-
chobee 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 infor-
mation, call Mary Ann Holt at (863)
and guests are invited. B.H.R. Moose Lodge
Saturday: hamburgers from The lodge is located on U.S. 78
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2 W in Buckhead Ridge. The lodge's
p.m. until? phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Okeechobee Masonic In October: meals will be
served Wednesdays and Fridays
Lodge #237 from 5 until 7:15 p.m. and on Satur-
SThe Okeechobee Masonic days from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Call the
o The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge to see what they are serving.
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth Saturday, Oct. 22: Moose
Ave. For information about the club Lodge anniversary from 5 until 7:15
and events, call Rich Sweet at (863) pm W.O.T.M. will have a dinner of
824-0262, or Kip Gardner at (863) bratwurst and sauerkraut, mashed
357-0427. potatoes and assorted desserts for a
The Masonic Lodge holds donation of $6. Karaoke will follow.
theirmeetings on the second and Tuesday, Oct. 25: Moose
fourth Mondays of each month enrollment meeting at 7 p.m. All
starting at 7:30 p.m. prospective members should
Eastern St #128 attend.
Eastern Star #128 Saturday, Oct. 29: W.O.T.M.
Okeechobee Chapter #128 will serve dinner from 5 until 7:15
has many fun activities planned on p.m. The dinner will consist of
the first and third Tuesday of each broccoli cheese soup, baked pork
month. For upcoming activities, chops/apple walnut stuffing,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863) orange-brown sugar glazed car-
467-8020. rots, spiced apples and banana
The Okeechobee Order of the supreme for a donation of $6.
Eastern Star #128 will hold their Karaoke will follow.
ninth annual Holiday Fashion Saturday night: karaoke from
Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, begin- 8 p.m. until?
ning at 11:45 a.m. The showwill be Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
held in the Okeechobee Masonic day nights meals will be served
Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. There from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
will be a tea cup. auction, door menu.
prizes and food for a suggested Thursdays: at 7 p.m. is mem-
donation of $8 per person. Seating ber appreciation and open mike
is limited. For tickets contact Mary night.
Ann Holt (863) 763-5210, -Patsy Friday nights there will be
Put a spin on your holiday baking!!
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.
pDeadline for entries is Oct. 25, 2005
Please send to:
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es, Caen, St. Mere Eglise, Care-
tan, Argentan, Falaise and Paris.
A memorial service will be
held at the American Military
Cemetery at Colleville Sur Mer
For information, call Sy Can-
ton at (561) 865-8495; or, send
inquires to 5121 B Nesting Way,
Delray Beach, Fl., 33484.
music for dancing from 7 p.m. until
? Call the Lodge to see who is play-
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 11 a.m., with
many items being offered.
Reservations for the New
Years Eve Party went on sale Oct.
14. Seating is limited so get your
tickets early. Tickets are $40 per
couple, or $20 per person. No tick-
ets will be sold at the door.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Tuesday, Oct. 25: business
Monday: bar bingo for mem-
bers only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be
Every Friday night and Sunday
afternoon: special function just for
kids and families check the bul-
Every Friday evening: easy lis-
tening and fun dancing with the
music of Michael Lee Scott.
Friday evenings: food, fun and
Every Saturday: at 1 p.m.
Moose races and washer toss. Din-
ner will be served at 3 p.m. Check
the bulletin board for menu and
VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 300
N.W 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137 Okeechobee
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
Every Wednesday during sea-
son karaoke will be held from 5
until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
Sunday: a dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m. and fol-
lowed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary,
dinner, Men's Auxiliary or AmVets
ge. ant^1 RH^ff*
- there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at (863)
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
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OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10
The card offers continuous dis-
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-
fees due Oct. 21
Fees for the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment's 2005 fall adult softball
leagues 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
O.G. & C.C.
Oct. 7: 1. Vinnie Malone,
2. George Guydosh, Last
Place Kenny Curran, Clos-
est to the Pin (2) Kenny Cur-
ran, (8) Vinnie Malone, (11)
Kenny Curran and (17) Vin-
Oct. 11: 1. Max Sherry, 2.
Ben Burdeshaw, Last Place -
Pat Weaver, Closest to the Pin
(2) Kenny Curran, (8) Jack
Forde, (11) Max Sherry and.
(17) J.W. Cain. Don Heath
shot his age (83).
Oct. 12: 1. Joe Albrechta,
2. Kenny Curran, Last Place -
John Nickerson, Closest to
the Pin (2) Ken Burnette,
(8) no one, (11) Bruce Syjud
and (17) Joe Albrechta.
Oct. 14: 1. Kenny Curran,
2. Sunni Adams, Last Place -
Connie Lanear, Closest to the
Pin (2) Russ Adams, (8)
Sunni Adams, (11) Max Sher-
ry and (17) Bob Weaver.
Oct. 18: 1. Ida Curtis, 2.
Randy Ketcherside, Last
Place Mike Hedges, Closest
to the Pin (2) Ben Burde-
shaw, (8) Earnie Whaley,
(11) J.W. Cain and (17) J.W.
Cain. Ben Burdeshaw had an
Eagle on No. 13.
SN.W Second Street, orcall (863)
hoop tryouts slated
Tryouts for the Lady Brahman
girls varsity and junior varsity bas-
ketball teams will be held Monday,
Oct. 24, from 5 until 7 p.m. and
Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 2:30 p.m.
until 4:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee
High School gym.
Girls in grades nire through 12
who are interested in\playing bas-
ketball must have a current FHSAA
physical and liability form complet-
ed 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 air-
boat ramp area of Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina.
This festival will run from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster
Casting Kids competition will take
place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., fol-
lowed by a live fishing competition
from I until 4p.m.
All children between the ages of
7-14 are encouraged to compete in
the Bassmaster Casting Kids com-
petition. Children between 4-14 are
invited to compete in the live fish-
ing competition. Both events will
be broken downinto different age
There is no charge for this fun
day of fishing.
Refreshments will be available
to competitors and spectators.
For information contact Dave
Stout, vice-president of the Taylor
Creek Bass Club, Inc. at (863) 467-
The Brahman bowling team
will host its inaugural bowling tour-
nament fundraiser on Nov. 6 at the
Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E.,
at 1 p.m.
The tournament format will be
a three-game match with scratch
scoring. Teams will consist of four
members two male and two
female. The entry fee is $60 per
team, or $15 per member. All entry
forms and fees must be turned in
by Oct. 24. Checks should be made.
out to the O.H.S. bowling team.
There will be trophies for first,
second and third place, high game
and high series plus a special tro-
phy for last place team members.
T-shirts will be on sale for $5 each
for team members and $7 each for
For information, contact coach
Howard at (863) 462-5025 (days)
or (863) 763-2305 (evenings).
OHS alumni bowlers
are sought for team
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) alumni bowlers are current-
Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
20th ANNUAL KID'S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT
October 30, 2005 Okee-Tantie Back Ramp
A responsible adult must accompany the participants.
The Contestants, parents or guardians hereby agree
to indemnify and hold harmless all members, officers,
and officials of Taylor Creek Bass Club for any liability
and/or damages arising from the contestants
participation in the Kid's Day Fishing Tournament.
Mall Registration Form By October 20, 2005 To:.
Taylor Creek Bass Club c/o 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.
ly being sought to'form a team to'
compete in a tournament fundrais-
er on Nov. 6.
Sell your personal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!
If you bowled for OHS: and
would like to participate as part of
the alumni team, contact coach
4 lines for 2 weeks
Price must be
included in ad
I'ins per house-
Gary Howard at (863) 462-5033
during the day, or (863) 763-2305
after 4 p.m.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 14,
through Thursday, Oct. 20, are as
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-
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-.
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on,your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.
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CAT- neutered male, call to
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RING: Pearl w/diamonds. Lost
@ Michaels. Sentimental val-
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STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terrier
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A Hi-tech company needs:
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100 SW 15thSt. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
People skills & references
Send resume to:
Okeechobee Golf& CC
405 N.E. 131A Lane
Okeechobee, FL 34972
PAVING SERVICES, INC.
We are accepting applicants
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(Prior experience req'd.)
Please apply in person
at 3154 Highway 441 N.,
No Phone Calls Please.
BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR/
LABORER: Class B CDL req.
863-467-1932 evenings or
561-719-3677 day. EDE.
Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T ,
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
For experienced Waitress.
FOR SURVEY CREW
$20/hr. for Experienced Crew
Chief. 40/hr. Min./Wk. for all
Personnel. Primary job
location in Okeechobee.
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
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Fax Resume to (863) 467-1919
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting applica-
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degree pref. &/or 5 yrs. related exp. in financial
services. MS Word & Excel. Ability to maintain Ex-
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Credit & Finance program. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications to
Housekeeping ~ Full Time
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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
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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
Superior Water Works, Inc.
is looking for an
INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Apply in person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St., Okeechobee FL.
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
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Must be 18 years of age. Have transportation and
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Well ESTABLISHED INSURANCE AGENCY
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Hibbet Sports, a full line
sporting goods store, is hiring
in Okeechobee. Apply at: 2105
South Parrott Ave., Suite 103,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
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Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
LOVING COUPLE- to care
for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
w/Refs. (863)467-9439 or
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C, 3 1/2 ton with air handler,
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
AIR COND. PARTS- Going out
of business, Win A/C repair
shop. Motors, front covers,
etc. Sacrifice $1800 or best
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
AIR CONDITIONERS- 8,000
BTU's Works good $60.
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture:
SINGER SEWING MACHINE-
Treadle, beautiful, with table,
CHEST FREEZER-very good
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
white, like new condition.
$430 both or trade for home
RINGER WASHER w/ double
tubs. Works good. $50
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $200.
Washer & Dryer, Stackable,
white, Westinghouse, exc.
cond., $175. (863)467-6423
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
LEARNING LIBRARY Young
Students, 23 volume set +
atlas. $40 (407)436-1901
SCREEN ROOM 18'x10' w/
3" poly (alum-insul-alum) roof.
Sliding window. Like new
CLOSET DOORS (2) Sliding,
6 Ft. & SHOWER DOOR: Glass
Sliding $30 neg. for all, or will
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.
STORM PANELS- 1650 SO' of
used light gauge aluminum.
Great condition, $2 per sq'
for all or $2.25 per sq' for
partial Call for existing sizing.
BABY CRIBS (2) with drawers
underneath, complete with
everything. $250 will sell
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, wall additional
pieces, wheat pattern, $400
BOYS WINTER CLOTHES-
1 8mo.-2year Excellent con-
dition $15. takes all.
CLOTHES- 0-3 mo. 3 piece
outfit. Great for pictures.
Worn 1 time for photographs
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
Compaq- Pentium 3 desk pro
Win.. XP many programs &
Game video card & DVD
player $200. (866)529-0057
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
IBM COMPUTER- complete
w/17" monitor, Win XP DVD,
CD burner, $350 or best of-
KNIFE MAKING- Acety-
lene/Oxygen tanks, hoses &
gauges, drill presses, multi
BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
BED, Craftmatic, Single,
Heats, Elevates & Massages.
BED- Mechanical, $95 or best
COUCH & KING SIZE BED-
couch is bone leather, $350
for all will sell separate
COUCH & MATCHING CHAIR-
DRESSER & 2 Night stands.
Good condition. $100.
GUITAR & MANDOLIN Mor-
gan Monroe Flat top guitar &
Kentucky Mandolin KM675
PIANO Gulbransen Spinet, in
good condition w/ bench $400
BABY WHITE POT BELLY PIG-
$20 in LaBelle area
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-
FISH TANK STAND, holds 29
gallon tank, wood, w/stor-
age, $20. (863)634-4098
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DAVENPORT antique, white.
Gold Chair & Daybed. $550
for all, will separate.
DINETTE SET antique, white,
6 chairs, 2 leaves, full pad,
buffet & china cabinet. $350
ELECTRIC BEDS, (2), Serta,
twin, new condition, pd
$2000, asking $500 or best
KING SIZE MATT & BOX-
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
Queen Bed, brass headboard,
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.
SOFA & RECLINER- beige
leather, matching, $250
SOFA- 8', Off white with 4'
loveseat. Good condition.
Antique satin. $450 for both.
SOFA, LS & CHAIR- good
condition, like new paid
$750 asking $175
TANNING BED Brand new
Pd $2000 asking $1000
TRUNDLE BED- Extra large,
incl dust ruffle, comforter &
2 shams. $150.
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART, Gas, Gas, Teal w/hard
top. Excellent condition. $2500
BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
BROWNING RIFLE Model
Bar, 270 cal, 3x9 Redhead
scope. Good shape. Asking
Desert Eagle, 44 Magnum,
black, $950. (304)667-7855
MARLIN DEER RIFLE '74, w/
Simmons 3x9 Clear View
Scope. Excellent shape, $275
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.
BO-FLEX EXTREME- Mint con-
dition. Powerhouse fitness.
$1300 or best offer.
CROSS TRAINING GYM Life-
styler 40. 100lbs concor,
40+ exercises, triad leg syst.
EXERCISE MACHINE- Ellipti-
cal, Sears,Sears, Perfect cond., Pro-
Form Cardio Cross Trainer.
$100. (863)467-1396 Will de-
EXERCISE MACHINES, Life
Style Cardio Fit, Low impact. &
AB Doer, Pro-AM. $85. for
both, will sep. (863)763-4952
PRO-FORM 920S, Exercise
Bike w/silent magnetic resis-
tance. Used, but in good
cond. $50 (863)763-3365
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
LIFT CHAIR- excellent condi-
tion, $350 (863)801-5353.
POWER CHAIR, Jet 1, $200.
large, round, 3 tier, great find
motif. $650 or best offer
FRONT DOOR ORNAMENT -
half moon design, w/ 4 panes
of glass, 2" high, 24" wide.
JUKEBOXES, (2), Seeburg,
both play, need adjustment,
full of records, $650 will sell
NASCAR BLOW UP CAR -
Rusty Wallace '92. Miller car.
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, whole
house. 2 yrs. old, pd $1257,
sell for $400. (863)467-1860
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.
COCKER SPANIEL, F, 9mo.,
Tan & White w/papers & micro
chip. Needs more time than I
have. $500 (863)983-5189
GOOD SENIOR HOME
NEEDED- for Affen Pincher,
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids. Moving,
need to sell. Papers,Will sac-
rifice $350. (863)697-2717
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
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.
PARROT CAGES- (4) large,
$1100 for all will sell separ-
RED NOSE PIT BULL- male,
$100, call anytime
RING NECK PARROTS (2)
olive green, $250 for both or
will sep. (863)946-3585
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.
ABOVE GROUND POOL Vi-
nyl, 3/' deep, 16' around.
Chemicals & accessories in-
cluded. $150 (863)763-0252
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
POOL TABLE w/ accesso-
ries, Slate. $625
PIONEER TOWER SPEAKERS,
(2), for home entertainment
center or stereo, $100 neg.
SURROUND SOUND- Avia,
*with DVD. $100.
Flat Screen TV, Phillips, 32",
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.
GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200
PRESSURE WASHER 2500
PSI, 6..5 h/p. $150
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $250
TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.
AIR HOCKEY TABLE very
good condition. Accessories
included. $45 (863)467-2573
VHS TAPES 50-75 $300 for
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art. Paying
Christmas Trees 7-45
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed 'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn Garden 850
AQHA 4yr old Sorrel Mare.
Doc O'lena/Zan Parr Bar
Broodmare prospect or train
your way. Sound, UTD
AQHA, 5 yr. old, Sorrel Stal-
lion. Registered DOC'O LE-
NA/Peppy Sand Badger.
Some cutting. Working cow
horse. Gorgeous! $7500
CIRCLE Y SHOW SADDLE &
Bosal with horse hair reins.
$850. will separate.
DRESSAGE SADDLES- 2,
Passier Wintec $650 Will
QUARTER HORSE: GELDING,
10 yrs. old. Big horse. Very
gentle. Asking $1500.
When doing those chores is
doing, you in, its time to
look for a helper in 1te
LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
.new, $300 (863)357-5754.
LAWNMOWER, 22", Crafts-
man, self-propelled, 5hp,
good cond., runs great, $50.
Murray Riding Mower, 30"
cut, 11hp motor, excellent
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $475.
ZERO TURN MOWER, 1994
Scag, 52" cut. $2000 or best
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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,
$850/mo, 1st, last & $500
security. (863)763-6406 or
Newly remodeled, 3/2, tile
throughout, 4 acres, perfect
for horses, $1100 mo.
OKEE- 3br, iba, CBS House
with gar. W/b, Nice area.
Near Blue Heron. No pets
$1200. mo. + 1st, last,
$500. sec dep to move in
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
ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
mo., util. incl., full house privi-
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
NEW!!! Waterfront 3B/R
homes available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376
OKEECHOBEE 2700 sq ft 4/2,
SW area, 1 ac., w/ Grandfather
Oaks, inground pool, $350000
Owner/Agent 863-634-1893. "
Waterfront Home, NEW!
2 story, 4 Bed / 2/ bath,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
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
Okeechobee 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets. $1100 mo
1st & sec. dep. 561-236-9003
Beautiful 3br, 2ba. Screened
porch, car port, gar. 12x24
w/s, V2ac. lot, band to band
forest. $129,900 467-4690
OKEECHOBEE, 14X70, 2BD,
2BA, New Roof on 2 lots.
2627 NW 1st St. 1Rent or op-
tion to buy. $83K. 697-.6397
PARK MODEL '98 furnished,
2br, 2ba, on the water w/
dock, lots of extras.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors,
fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.
ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trail-
er, 1612 Ft. w/40 hp engine..
BASS TRACKER aluminum,
17', 40HP, new all galv. trail-
er, excellent condition $1500
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,
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $500 or best offer.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
BOAT TRAILER, galvanized,
ood shape for 18' boat,
Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 20, 2005
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
-Sell, $3500. (863)612-1648
This do-it-yourself foot-
bridge project makes a great
accent for the yard or garden,
and it may even help keep
your feet dry. The project
features all straight cuts and
simple construction tech-
niques. The bridge measures
72 inches long by 30 inches
wide by 40 inches tall.
(No. 896)... $9.95
Patio Projects Package
3 other plans
(No. C99)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call(800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 15',
Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936
FORCE MERCURY '91-
150HR asking $1200 w/20ft
boat and trailer
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1550 (561)644-1590
PONTOON BOAT-'03, 20'
PlayCraft, 50HP Yamaha 4
stroke, trlr w/spare wheel &
tire, stereo cass plyr, indiv
seat covers, trolling mtr,
depth finder, live well, fishing
seats, anchors, bimini top,
one owner, like new, $14000
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, ball hitch adapter
plate, 10! remote control,
RANGER CHEROKEE 216 '02
w/'03 60 hp 4 stroke Yamaha,
trolling & trlr. Engine less than
10hr. $10,900 863-467-9854
SPORTSCRAFT 151/ Ft., Tri
Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
tires. $1500 (863)357-1642
TRI HULL BOAT, .16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr, $1500
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
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.
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
DIRT BIKE KX250, '93, new
brakes, cranks right up, Fast!
$100 or best offer.
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
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
of the classified
MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
5TH AVENUE '89- runs good,
needs brakes, $600 neg.
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $950
CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE
,'77- runs okay, asking $225
CHEVY CAVALIER '97 Runs
good, 4 door $1500
CHEVY EUROSPORT '88-
$900 or best offer, runs
FORD MUSTANG, 1965, auto,
vinyl top, $7999.
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, Good shape, $1500.
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
TOYOTA CAMRY '93- needs
work, runs, or good for
parts. $350 or best offer
TOYOTA CELICA '92- con-
vertible, exc cond, $2500
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
FLAT BED TRAILER- 45ft,
very good condition, asking
BRONCO II '89- good shape,
problem w/trans, eng rebuilt
5K miles, good tires, new
parts $1200 (863)805-8789
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Full
Size, Runs needs some TLC,
FORD EXPLORER, '98, 4x4,
59k mi., new suspension,
$6900 or best offer.
FORD F350, '84, very good
cond., 4 whl. dr., runs,
$2500 or best offer.
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
JEEP WAGONER- '84, Fair
condition, Runs good. $500
or best offer. (863)675-8074
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The classified ads
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
eood, $1850 or best of-
AIRAID INTAKE SYSTEM- Fits
'01-'02 Chevy Heavy Duty,
6.0 Engine. $200 or best of-
CHEVY BERETTA 1992, Good
for parts. $100
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.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $200 or best
SUPER CHIP- #2715 fits '96-
'03 Chevy 4.8L, 5.0, 5.3,
5.7, 6.0, 7.4 & 8.1 $200. or,
best offer (863)634-1668
TIRES (4) like new, Firestone
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
WILD COUNTRY RADIALS -
RVT, 33x12.50x15, on 6 lug
aluminum wheels. $400
CHEVY 3/4 350 TBI, '87-
Crewcab, 4x2, runs good,
rusty but trusty, $2000 neg.
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '91 runs
great, cold a/c, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-2494
CHEVY S10 Pick Up 1985,
Partially restored. Needs to be
finished. Runs good. $1200.
Chevy S10 Pickup, '88, runs
good, $1150 or best offer.
FORD F100 '76 New tires &
muffler system. Standard
transmission. Runs good.
FORD F150 1999, 2 wd., All
power, Single cab. Goose
Neck & Reese hitch. $3800 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '87, 2.8
litre, rebuilt eng. & trans.,
cold a/c, $1000 or best of-
SUBURBAN '83- 3/4 ton die-
sel, overhauled transmission,
rungs good $1800
ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12'x5',
converted stock trailer, dbl.
axle, good for storage,
$1200 neg. (863)697-9704
LAWN TRAILERS, (2),
1) 5x10 w/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
$1400 neg. (772)342-7304
Trailer, 10x5, drop deck, good
cond., heavy duty, $450.
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
CHEVY WORK VAN 1988,
Needs transmission work.
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WILL MEET TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25,
2005 IN THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE,
ROOM A-251 AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVE-
NUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER
COMMITTEE- 2:15 RM.
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE -
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
ERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS
92033 ON 10/20/05
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
'Florida 34972 on NOVEMBER 4, 2005,
at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute 713.78 for unpaid towing and stor-
age charges. Year, make, model and
vin are as follows.
1992 Ford Tempo
1985 Honda CH250
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
Condition with no guarantee's.
92751 ON 10/20/05
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 2005-267-CA
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
FORTY FIVE THOUSAND
FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY DOLLARS
($45,530.00) IN U.S. CURRENCY
NOTICE OF COMPLAINT
TO: ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO
CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE
FOLLOWING PERSONAL PROPERTY:
FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY
DOLLARS ($45,530.00) IN
NOTICE is given to Sections 932.701 to
932.707, Horida Statutes (2204), that
THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY
SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES (DE-
PARTMENT), acting through its divi-
sion, the Florida Highway Patrol,
seized the above-describedpersonal
property on the July 27, 2005, in
Okeechobee County, Florida, and is
holding the personal property sending
the outcome of forfeiture proceedings.
All persons or.entities who have a legal
interest in the subject property may re-
quest a hearing concerningthe seized
property by contacting the under-
signed. A complaint has been filed in
the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, in and for Okee-
chobee County. The trail court on the
September 20, 2005, entered an order
finding probable cause. If no claimants
appear, the DEPARTMENT will be
seeking a final order of forfeiture.
*pi'l i.. ull'i ,jr,,T,, 115 ,
H In i.ill It L
Valerie J. Martin
Assistant Attorney General
Florida Bar No. 0124133
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
110S.E. 6th Street, 1Oth Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Facsimile: 954 712-4700
90934 ON 10/13,20/05
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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.
Pet costume contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street is hosting a pet costume contest at the
Oct. 29 Fall Festival at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on S.R.
70 E. Dress your pet for Halloween and enter them into the contest. For
information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Church plans Oktoberfest celebration
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, will host their 15th
annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 29. Lunch will be served from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked beans,
German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Tickets are $5
each. There will also be a white elephant sale, cake walk, 50/50 draw-
ing, prize giveaways, kids games and a country store. For information,
call (863) 763-5042.
Vendors needed for benefit
The Joshua Matute Family Transportation Benefit needs vendors to
set up in the Okeechobee City Park on Oct. 29. Vendors needed
include arts and crafts, food, drink and entertainment. There will also
be a baking contest and prize giveaways. For information, contact Niki
Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wetherington at (863) 763-3617.
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'
Day fishing Festival on Oct. 30 at the airboat ramp area of Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A Bassmaster Casting Kids competition will take place from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m., followed by a live fishing competition from 1 until 4 p.m.
All children between the ages of 7 and14 are encouraged to compete
in the Bassmaster Casting Kids competition. Children between the
ages of 4 and 14 are invited to compete in the live fishing competition.
For information, contact Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Benefit barbecue is planned
The Good Spirits Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a barbecue on
Oct. 30 from 2 until 8 p.m. to benefit John and Connie Stanley, who
recently had their mobile home destroyed by fire. Pork, cole slaw,
potato salad, green beans and baked beans will be served. The cost
will be $5 per plate. For information, contact the Good Spirits Lounge
at (863) 763-2734.
Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.,
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from I until 5 p.m. The
pool is not open during school hours. For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.
Alternative Halloween festival slated
The First Baptist Church and More-2-Life Ministries will host their
annual Fall Fest in Flagler Park #6 on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. This year's Halloween alternative festival is open to all ages
and appropriate costumes. There will be games, food and candy pro-
vided. For information, call (863) 763-2171.
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4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and be in
good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be eligible
to participate in the livestock show.
Training for GaL volunteers offered
Training sessions for Guardians ad Litem volunteers will be held on
three Fridays in November Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Training sessions will
be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350
N.W California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Volunteers must be 21 years of
age, submit an application, submit to a criminal background check,
submit to a personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training
that includes courtroom observation and independent study.
VNA hosting free memory screenings
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 208 S.E. Park St., will host
free memory loss screenings on Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Screenings will be done by appointment. To make an appoint-
ment, call Donna True at 800861-7826, ext. 1, or (772) 285-6291. The
screenings will be done by a nurse or social worker from St. Mary's
Memory Disorder Center. Screenings are open to anyone concerned
about memory loss.
Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice.of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale Friday, Nov. 4, and Sat-
urday,'Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hos-
pice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient
care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations will be accepted at this
Chamber hosting chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a barbe-
cue chicken dinner on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Flagler Park
#2. A drive-up curbside area will be designated. The dinner will
include: barbecued chicken (white meat $6 and dark meat $5) with
baked beans, potato salad, roll and a cookie. Tickets are available at the
Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; Rustic Ranch Furniture, 123 S.W.
Park St; or, from any Chamber board member. Orders can be faxed to
(863) 763-3531 and paid for when the meal is picked up. For informa-
tion, contact the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
VFW Ladies group plan garage sale
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is now accepting your donations for their
Nov. 4 and 5 garage sale to be held at the VFW Post #10539, located
3912 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be sausage, biscuits and gravy served for
breakfast at the sales, as well as Sloppy Joes for lunch at the Nov. 4 sale.
Church to host annual bazaar
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will hold their
annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the
church fellowship hall at 200 N.S. Second St. There will be a variety of
items including crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods, white
elephant items and a silent auction. A lunch consisting of soup and
sandwiches will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds from
the bazaar will to mission projects. For information, call (863) 763-
Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th Annu-
al Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live music,
kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a cracker cow-
boy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and more! Park
admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and crafts ven-
dors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Con-
tact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at dorothy.l.har-
email@example.com for information or to request a vendor packet.
Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis of the Hammock
Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.
Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a spe-
cial Adult Tea Party for current and former Girl Scouts and Girl Guides.
All adults who have been involved in Girl Scouting or Girl Guides over
the years and those who were Girl Scouts in their youth are invited. The
tea will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Episcopal
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St. The Scouts are also looking for
old uniforms and books for a display. For information, contact Laurie
Pharr at (863) 634-0465.
GPS training program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS train-
ing program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the Global Mar-
itime Distress and Safety System and how it can get you out of trouble.
Anyone considering buying new electronics for their boat should
attend this program and learn how the GPS unit, marine radio, and how
the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon are linked together.
Seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for information or to pre-register.
Chamber plans fall festival
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
annual fall festival in Flagler Park Nov. 19-20. Vendor applications are
available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call
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Golden Grain Horse Pellets 12% ......... .$ 6.50 Chick Starter 50 Ib
Farm & Ranch Sweet Feed 10% ...........$ 5.30
Farm & Ranch Sweet Feed 12% ...........$ 5.45 Scratch Feed 50 Ib....................
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Gaucho Barbed Wire 15.5 G.
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