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Vol. 96 No. 294 Friday, October 21, 2005 50M Plus tax
oThe Miniature Horse Club of
South Florida show to be held at
the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center has been postponed.
*A number of ACT test centers
in Florida have postponed Satur-
day's administration of the ACT
college admission and placement
exam. For a list of ACT test centers
that have postponed Saturday's
testing, visit ACT's student web-
site at www.actstudent.org; or
call ACT Registration at (319) 337-
1270 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Cen-
tral time, Monday through Friday.
*The reception and book
signing event planned for Friday,
Oct. 21, at the Indian River Com-
munity College Dixon Hendry
Campus in Okeechobee has
been cancelled. The event will be
rescheduled for a later date.
Those who have purchased a
ticket and have questions, should
call the IRCC Foundation at (772)
*Ilndian River Community
College will cancel all classes and
activities at all campuses from Fri-
day, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. through
Sunday evening, Oct. 23. Students
are advised to monitor college
radio station WQCS, 88.9 FM for
*The Lake Okeechobee
Aquatic Plant Management meet-
ing scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21,
at Roland Martin's Marina in
Clewiston has been postponed. A
new date for the meeting has not
There is a voluntary evacua-
tion notice in effect for all
campers and recreation vehicles
in Okeechobee campgrounds.
Due to an anticipated major evac-
uation within the next 48 hours, it
is recommended that Okee-
chobee vacationers leave before
getting caught on the open high-
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 be $30.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
17.73 feet .
Management 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
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Boarding up: Okeechobee takes Wilma seriously
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The old courthouse has been boarded up in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane
Wilma. Even though weather forecasters have not predicted exactly where Hurricane
Wilma will make landfall, residents and businesses are preparing for the worst.
FEMA urges citizens to prepare
WASHINGTON, DC As
Hurricane Wilma intensifies
and heads toward the United
States, the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Agency (FEMA) is urging resi-
dents in Florida and along the
Gulf Coast to pay close attention
to the storm's progress and to
the directions of state and local
officials. Preparations should be
"We urge the public to take
this storm seriously and to listen
to state and local authorities for
instructions," said R. David
Paulison, .acting director for
FEMA. "FEMA and the entire
federal government stand ready
to assist state and local authori-
ties. FEMA will be there to assist
throughout the cleanup to
recovery of this storm."
Other FEMA activities under
*50 truckloads of ice, 50
truckloads of water, five truck-
loads of meals are en-route to
pre-position to Homestead Air
Force Base (Fla.) to be staged
by Friday afternoon.
*100 truckloads of ice, 100
truckloads of water, 25 truck-
loads of meals are en-route to
pre-position to Jacksonville
Naval Air Station (Fla.) to be
staged by Friday afternoon.
*Two Urban Search and Res-
cue Task Force and one Incident
Support Team have been
deployed to arrive in Orlando,
by noon on Friday.
*Two additional Urban
Search and Rescue teams are
staging at their home bases in
*Six Disaster Medical Assis-
tance Teams are deployed to
pre-stage in Orlando by Friday
*Six Disaster Medical Assis-
tance Teams are on alert at their
Following is a list of actions
that individuals should under-
take and supplies to gather
before Wilma's anticipated
Before a Hurricane Strikes:
Plan a safe evacuation route
and identify safe shelter space
within your area. Those in
storm surge zones, in flood
zones, or in less than standard
housing should be especially
vigilant in preparing disaster
Have disaster supplies on
*Flashlight, portable battery-
operated radio and extra batter-
*Emergency food and water
(including a non-electric can
*Cash and credit cards
*Sturdy shoes and a change
*Copies of important papers
*Checkbook and bank state-
*Credit card information
*Social Security cards
*Other forms of identifica-
tion proving home ownership
When a Hurricane Watch or
Warning is issued:
*Listen to hurricane
progress reports. Follow
instructions if ordered to evacu-
*Check your emergency
supplies. Store drinking water in
clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles
and available cooking pots.
See Prepare Page 2
By Eric Kopp
Not only did two Okee-
chobee men hold the alleged
perpetrator of an armed rob-
bery for police, one of the
Good Samaritans was shocked
by a stun gun in the process.
Arrested was David Eric
Graves, 26, S.W Fifth St., Okee-
chobee. Graves was arrested
on a felony charge of armed
robbery and misdemeanor
charges of petit theft and bat-
tery. His total bond was set at
According to a report by
Officer Mark Shireman, of the
Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), Wednes-
day's incident began at a local
grocery store on Parrott
Avenue as a 41-year-old Okee-
chobee woman was putting
groceries into the bed of a pick-
up truck she was driving.
The report states Graves
approached the woman and,
after a struggle, took the igni-
tion key to the truck away from
the woman. As he tried to put
the key in the truck's ignition,
the woman began fighting with
the man again and was able to
get him out of the truck.
See Arrest Page 2
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County farmers
and ranchers are among the pio-
neers in alternate water supply
The South Florida Water
(SFWMD) governing board at
their Oct. 12 meeting approved
the funding of 80 new alterna-
tive water supply projects
including four in Okeechobee
County. The four Okeechobee
County projects are owner initi-
ated and owners will receive
grants amounting to $174,056 to
offset $436,640 in construction
"This is a beginning," said
SFWMD spokesperson Missy
Barletto. "We needed to have
projects ready to go into the
All four Okeechobee projects
See Water Page 2
Letter from the
To the residents of Okeechobee
We all hope that Hurricane
Wilma will either change course or
weaken before, it reaches Okee-
Hurricane Wilma is a serious
storm ... much more serious than
either of the storms that affected
Okeechobee County last year. The
storm is currently projected to be a
Category 3 storm with sustained
winds up to 130 mph as it crosses
the Florida peninsula on a track
just south of Lake Okeechobee.
With few exceptions, buildings
in Okeechobee County have not
been constructed to withstand
wind speeds of such intensity. This
means that even site built struc-
tures are likely to sustain serious
and possibly catastrophic damage
if the current storm track and inten-
If you intend to leave Okee-
chobee County to avoid the poten-
tially devastating effect of this
storm, please do so now ... don't
wait. Hotel and motel rooms are
already becoming scarce between
Okeechobee County and the Flori-
da-Georgia state line. Traffic will
continue to become more and
more congested as the storm
approaches, making it more diffi-
cult for you to find safe refuge
See Warning Page 2
UKeecnooee iNews/Lorna JaDIOonSKI
Residents hurried to lumber yards to pick up plywood this week. With weather
forecasters still unable to pinpoint where Hurricane Wilma will make landfall,
people are taking no chances. Lumber was in such demand that stores had to
begin rationing sales to 10 sheets per customer.
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*Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W. 28th St., will open as a shel-
ter at noon on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The special needs shelter at the
Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W Ninth
Ave., will open at 9 a.m. Saturday.
*Okeechobee County Schools
will be open Friday, Oct. 21. Stu-'
dents whose parents wish to
evacuate the area today will be
given excused absences. Weather
conditions will determine if
schools are open on Monday.
*County government offices
will be open Friday, Oct. 21, but
nonessential personnel who wish
to evacuate will be excused.
*The American Red Cross was
supposed to get a shipment of
supplies today. They have volun-
teer shelter personnel on call.
*Raulerson Hospital is trying
to discharge as many patients as
possible before the storm hits.
They have a larger generator this
year that can power the entire
*All area motels and hotels are
full to capacity. However, the Holi-
day Inn Express, 3975 U.S. 441 S.,
is taking names for a waiting list in
case of cancellations.
*The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
will hold an emergency meeting
at 9 a.m. today to take appropriate
actions in light of the hurricane.
*Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) has been checking and
fueling their generators and
securing loose items. They now
have eight mobile generators
mounted on trailers to power
their lift stations. They are also try-
ing to treat all the water they store
before the storm hits. The utility
now has two water intakes in the
lake. One is at a considerably
lower level than the other. The
lower level water intake should
not be affected by a storm surge
as the water intake was during
last year's hurricanes, according
to OUA officials.
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.
OKEECHOBEE The second
annual Okeechobee County fall
festival will be held Oct. 29 and
Oct. 30 at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70
Admission and parking is free
for all spectators and participants.
Gates will open at noon on Sat-
urday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Events slated for Saturday will
include: arts, crafts, specialty mer-
chandise, 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
Cattlemen's Association will put
on a ranch rodeo. For information
or entry applications, call (863)
For vendor and general event
information, call (863) 763-1666.
for fall festival
County is currently accepting
commercial and non-profit ven-
dor applications for its fall festival
to be held at the county's Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on
Oct.29 and Oct. 30.
Arts, craft, specialty merchan-
dise and food vendors may: pick
up vendor applications in room
106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.;
by going to the county's website,
clicking on the Agri-Civic Center
quick link; or, by sending a
stamped self-addressed envelope
to: Agri-Civic Center Fall Festival,
P.O. Box 696, Okeechobee, Fl,
For vendor and event informa-
tion, call (863) 763-1666.
OKEECHOBEE People who
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Help-
ing Our People in Emergencies),
1600 S.W Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis counsel-
ing and referral to various agen-
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before the storm arrives.
There are not enough shelter
spaces in Okeechobee County to
accommodate all residents. If you
remain in Okeechobee County dur-
ing the storm, you may not be able
to find shelter if you need it. Even if
Continued From Page 1
have been started and will soon
start. They are all scheduled to be
completed by May or June 2006.
Two projects totaling 17.2 acres
and 44 acres are on 101 Ranch that
is in the northern part of the county
near Kissimmee Prairie State Park.
The other two are Cornerstone
Farm on U.S. 441 N. and DHW Sod
and Cattle Company.
The 101 Ranch projects will
hold excess storm water and grad-
ually release it into waterways
leading to the Kissimmee River and
The other two projects will
you find shelter space within the
county, there is no guarantee that it
will withstand the effects of Catego-
ry 3 storm force winds.
At the present time, there is no
reason to believe that we will be
spared the full force of this storm
following landfill. If you wait until
the storm's track and intensity are
more certain, you may not have the
opportunity to secure alternate
shelter. Play it safe... do so now.
store water and reuse it for irriga-
tion. As the water is used for irriga-
tion, the plants will remove phos-
phorous from it.
These four projects, along with
four other projects in Orange and
Osceola counties, will create an
additional 26.49 million gallons of
water per day that will be made
available rather than using surface
water or water from the aquifer.
While the projects in Okeechobee
all tor increased storage, When completed, the 80 proj-
cts in the other two coun- ects together will provide 304 mil-
utilize reclaimed water lion gallons per day of additional
ties and from stormwater. water. Almost two-thirds of that,
wver, these projects will not 172 million gallons per day, is
ike level. Mrs. Barletto said expected to be available as early as
take thousand of acres to nextyear.
However, she said these These 80 projects were chosen
- -- from among 119 proposals from
S& ,. throughout the 16-county district.
They were evaluated for desirable
impact on existing water
resources, reducing local comple-
tion for water, achieving water con-
servation targets and projecting
high quality of alternative water
supply relative to project costs. In
addition, the projects had to be
ready for construction in 2006 and
be consistent with existing regional
water supply plans.
Mrs. Barletto said next year a
7 total of $37 million will be available
".1 for similar projects-- $18.5 million
will come from the state legisla-
tures and $18.5 million will come
from SFWMD to fund projects.
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In the published account
of the restoration of the
Edna Pearce Lockett Home-
stead that appeared on
page 1 of the Okeechobee
News on Tuesday, Oct. 18,
Sid Pearce was referred to
as Mrs. Lockett's husband.
In fact Sid Pearce was Mrs.
Lockett's father. We apolo-
gize for the error.
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Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is reminding con-
sumers that the department's
price-gouging hotline remains
activated as Hurricane Wilma
approaches the state.
A state of emergency remains
'in effect from Florida's previous
hurricanes this year Dennis,
Katrina and Rita and it may be
extended for another 60 days if
Governor Jeb Bush issues an
executive order declaring an
emergency for Hurricane Rita.
Under Florida law, it is illegal
to charge excessive or exorbitant
prices for essential items -
including gasoline, shelter, food,
water, ice, lumber or generators
- while the state is under an
emergency order unless the
increases in the amount charged
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She then got behind the
wheel of the truck, as Graves
reportedly tried to pull her from
the cab then allegedly tore off
her shirt and began choking her.
Thinking quickly, she began
honking the horn.
This apparently frightened
Graves and he fled the scene,
stated Officer Shireman's report.
Steven Price, 41, and Sean
Craven, 41,, did not see the
alleged crime take place, but did
see Graves run from the scene.
After they realized what had
happened, the two men got in
Mr. Price's car in an attempt to
They located him a short dis-
Continued From Page 1
Bring in outdoor objects
such as lawn furniture, toys and
garden tools; anchor objects that
cannot be brought inside but that
could be wind-tossed.
Secure your home by
installing hurricane shutters or
Trim dead branches from
Turn the refrigerator and
freezer to the coldest settings if
not instructed by officials to turn
Fuel your car. Review evacu-
ation routes and gather your dis-
aster supply kit.
Store valuables and personal
papers in a waterproof container.
are attributable to additional
costs incurred by retailers.
Mr. Bronson is encouraging
residents who witness what they
believe are any price-gouging
incidents to report it at once to
his department's price-gouging
hotline at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-
800-435-7352). Since July, more
than 10,000 calls have come into
the hotline, and more than 3,000
complaints have been filed.
Commissioner Bronson is
also reminding horse and pet
owners who may be evacuating
that updated lists of emergency
equine shelters, pet-friendly
motels and associated links are
listed on his department's Divi-
sion of Animal Industry web site
under the emergency manage-
ment section. The division's web
tance from the scene and Mr.
Craven got out of Mr. Price's car
and gave chase on foot. When
he caught up to Graves, Mr.
Craven was reportedly shocked
by a stun gun.
Still, Mr. Craven and Mr. Price
were able to restrain the man
until OCPD Sergeant Donald
Hagan arrived and put Graves in
his patrol car.
The keys to the woman's
truck were found and returned
to her. .
Officer Shireman's report
states that the woman did not
require medical attention.
The officer's report goes on
to say that Mr. Craven and Mr.
Price declined to give written
statements because they didn't
see the alleged crime take place,
and that they were only trying to
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leave as soon as possible. Avoid
flooded roads and watch for
Secure your home. Unplug
appliances and turn off electricity
and the main water valve. If time
permits, elevate furniture to pro-
tect it from flooding or move it to
a higher floor.
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emergency preparedness, please
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projects were a start toward pro-
viding for water supplies other than
traditional water sources.
The projects will encourage
landowners to store water and
plan ahead and will get other
landowners to thinking about such
projects. If enough landowners
implemented such projects it
would have a positive effect on
Lake Okeechobee, Mrs. Barletto
The Okeechobee News, Friday, October 21, 2005 J
Everglades students work on reading, writing
Mrs. Moore would like to con-
gratulate these people for listening
to the most books for September.
They are: In first place with nine
books: Alyssa Howard, Jackson
Castro and Licett Cas-
teneda. In second
and in third
Brower and Skyelynn Berry. Great
job to all! Remember to try to lis-
ten to six books for October and
earn a free children's meal at R.J.
Miss Snyder's class enjoyed
reading "Peanut Butter and Jelly."
The students made their own
sandwiches. We used our writing
strategies to print what we did first,
next and last. A big thank you to
Mrs. Gail Elliott and Mrs.
Boatwright for your faithful volun-
Mrs. Noonan's class is excited
about seeing a play on Thursday.
We made personal size pepperoni
pizzas for the letter Pp. The student
of the week is Madeline Mungaray.
She is very kind and helpful to
everyone in our class.
Mrs. Claypool's class has
worked hard on our writings for
display at the PTO meeting. We
wrote about our favorite part of
our read aloud. "Get Ready for
Gabi." We are learning two digit
addition and subtraction in math.
We have some students that have
really excelled at AR. Great job to
Isaias, Josie, Jacob and Valerie.
Mrs. Reuter's class has enjoyed
learning about pumpkins and
apples. According to the articles,
it's apple and pumpkin picking
Mrs. Brady's class is having fun
writing Halloween acrostic poems
for our writing display! We are
really reading. Our class has a total
of 170 accelerated reader points.
In Ms. Stokes class, it's all about
writing! Students have been learn-
ing how to describe by using some
colorful juicy vocabulary. They are
working on a descriptive writing to
be displayed at the PTO meeting.
They will be adding illustrations to
complete their project. Congratu-
lations to our class student council
representatives, Alexander Clifford
and Kristen Dryden
Mr. Wright's class is-ekding a
Submitted to Okeechobee News
Everglades student, Emily Alicea gets her very first chance
at making a difference as she casts her vote for student
council officers at the Oct. 4 election at the school. Gwen
Chandler, supervisor of elections, helps out with the election
story called "Hedgehog Bakes a
Cake." It's fun to follow a recipe
especially with your friends. Our
math class is learning to add two
digit addends to get a sum. In
social studies, we are learning
about Indians, and the Pilgrims
ship, The Mayflower. It reminds us
of the old saying, "April showers
bring May flowers." What do May
flowers bring? Why, Pilgrims, of
Mrs. White's class enjoyed writ-
ing and illustrating poems about
friendship. They are on display in
the cafeteria as part of our school's
Literacy Display for PTO night. Our
poems are awesome!
Student Council Officers at
Everglades Elementary School are
elected by the student body and
.must be willing to spend a good
deal of time serving the school.
The key to good student govern-
Scholarship fund established
A scholarship fund is being established through the Okeechobee
Education Foundation in memory of Joyce Ruth Hacker, who
recently died of lung cancer.
Ms. Hacker was a physical education teacher that taught in the
Okeechobee County school system for 30 years.
To contribute to the fund, mail or take contributions to the Osce-
ola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., in Okeechobee.
Contributions can also be taken to the Okeechobee County
School Board offices at 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Checks should be made payable to the Okeechobee Educational
Foundation, and note that it is for the Joyce Hacker Scholarship.
James Earl'Jim' Wells
James Earl "Jim" Wells, age
69, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005,
,at the Okeechobee Health Care
He was born
Oct. 1, 1936, in
Ky., the son of
iLeonard and t
He owned a James Earl
carpet store in Wells
moving to Okeechobee in 1979.
He was a self-employed flooring
technician until his retirement in
'2001. Mr. Wells enjoyed fishing
in his spare time.
Mr. Wells is survived by: his
wife, Egretta; three children,
TJames Larry (Kellye) Wells,
iLadonna (Charlie) Rowe and
Jiennifer Yvonne Milligan, all of
,Winchester, Ky.; two step-chil-
dren, Gregory Manning (Sharyn)
Cornett of Lake Worth and Kelli
iCornett (Mark) Boyles of Belfast,
Ireland; four grandchildren; and,
itwo step grandchildren.
Thanks to the influence and
sharing of the Gospel, a friend
recentlyled Mr. Wells to Christ,
and now, after a very long ill-
'ness, he is at peace with the
Memorial services will be
held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005,
,at 3:30 p.m., at the Scobee
'Funeral Home, 219 West Lexing-
ton Avenue, Winchester, Ky.
Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to
Oakview Baptist Church Build-
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
ment is that our newly elected offi-
cers are representing and acting
on behalf of all fellow students
here at Everglades and they meet
the required responsibilities, roles
and qualifications in academics,
citizenship and leadership.
Everglades Elementary School
Student Council Sponsor Mrs.
Hollin would like to wish the
newly elected officers good luck.
The "WOW!" (Word of the
Week) has been support.
Support means to give details
from a passage read. Here it is in a
sentence: Please write two sen-
tences that support your answer.
Support also means to hold some-
thing up- The ladderwill support
the man on the roof.
Miss Shofner (reading coach)
has been teaching color coded
writing in first, second, and third
grades. Remember this pattern,
black (intro), blue (detail #1), red
(detail #2), green (detail #3)
black again for the conclusion.
The details support the writing
prompt and the introduction.
The Literacy Council sponsored
their first Family Literacy Night at
PTO on Oct. 11. Each classroom
had a writing display for the par-
ents to enjoy. We had a special
guest Ronald McDonald.
Ronald McDonald put on a pro-
gram about the importance of lit-
eracy; reading and writing.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Everglades
Elementary School held the 2005
Election of Officers sponsored by
the Okeechobee Supervisor of
Elections, Gwen Chandler. Stu-
dents in third, fourth and fifth
grades voted for president, vice-
president, secretary and treasurer.
They were greeted at the door and
given instructions by election vol-
unteers Sandra Duncan, Patty
Coyne, and Regina Hamrick. Ever-
glades' students, faculty and staff
would like to thank Gwen Chan-
dler and her election staff for host-
ing this year's elections.
World Children Day
Teaching students about giving
back to the community
Everglades Student Council
would like our school to celebrate
World Children's Day through a
Pop Tab Challenge.
We propose that students and
staff collect soda pop tabs now
through Nov. 18 as a way to learn
about giving back to the commu-
nity and helping others. These
soda pop tabs are recycled to ben-
efit the Ronald McDonald House
Charities to help children in need.
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
eJames K. Yates, 48, N.W.
33rd, Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 198 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist
on a felony charge of aggravated
assault, and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting arrest without
*Robert Allen Milton, 54, N.W.
163rd Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 19 by OCSO Corpo-
ral Jonathan Royal on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with three counts of sexual
battery on a child. His total bond
was set at $122,500.
*Christopher Alverez, 18,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct.
19 by Cpl. Jonathan Royal on an
Okeechobee warrant charging
him with the felony of grand theft
(five counts) and one count of
petit theft, a misdemeanor. His
total bond was set at $135,000.
*Alphonso Nixon, 46, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 19 by
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SMOKE: I am calling about Everglades Elementary School, I was
there a week ago to watch my daughter perform in a square dance
demonstration and you could hardly breathe. Apparently, there is a lot
of building going on around there and they are burning all of the brush
and trees as they clear the land. How can that be legal? You have chil-
dren outside all day long and they are breathing in the smoke. Hasn't
anyone in this county heard of second-hand smoke?
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type of incident has not happened since.)
FOLLOW UP: I think that it is terrific that Okeechobee adopted
Franklinton, La., and sent so much to those people. What a warm
wonderful story of neighbors helping neighbors in another state. I
have been disappointed that there has not been more publicity about
what happened after they received the relief supplies. Why haven't
there been pictures, personal stories and follow-up in our papers? I
think that it is a story worthy of our local newspapers newspapers
on the coast and even TV stations on the coast would be interested.
Okeechobee has many times been the subject of negative stories. I
think our town missed a great opportunity to shine in the eyes of
Floridians and people all over.
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Collaborative council meeting planned
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the board-
room of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Sec-,
ond Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to
identify issues, collaborate and share information regarding servic-
es for children and their families. Guest speakers will be Lonnie
Kirsch, homeless liaison for Okeechobee County; Tom Jones and
Lindsey Mann, from Eckerd Youth Alternatives, and Ken Kenworthy
will present the Safe and Drug Free report. The public is invited. For
information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
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-
County plans fall festival
The second annual Okeechobee County fall festival will be
held Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S:R. 70 E. Admission and parking is free for all
spectators and participants. Gates will open at noon on Satur-
day 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 chil-
dren 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 cos-
tume contest on Saturday evening. For information and entry
applications, contact Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN. On Sun-
day, the Okeechobee. Cattlemen's Association will put on a
ranch rodeo. For information or entry applications, call (863)
634-3265. For vendor and general event information, call (863)
Car wash benefits 4-H club
The Spurs and Saddles 4-H Horse Club will hold a fundraising
car wash on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Wal-Mart parking lot near
the garden center from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The car wash is being
held to raise money for 4-H sponsored horse events. All dona-
tions are welcomed.
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Courtesy photo/"Strolling Down Country Roads"/Mrs. L.E. (Grace) Larson, Jr.
Looking Back ...
This home was a showplace when it was built in 1924-1925 at what is known today as Dixie Ranch. It is located on U.S.
98 North. The builders were Angus McKay and William J. Oatfield. John C.,Oatfield was born at the "Dixie" Ranch. The
book "Strolling Down Country Roads" is now available at the Okeechobee Historical Society, U.S. 98 N., or the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The price of the book is $35 per copy through Dec. 31. After
that date the per-copy price will be $40. For information, send questions to: Okeechobee Historical Society, P.O. Box
248, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226. Do you have any old photos
of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th
St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okee-
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and. becom-
ing 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 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon..
Women should bring business cards and information to promote their
business. The 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
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weath-
er permitting. 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-
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
emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For infor-
mation, 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.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orien-
tation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee
County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer
forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth
Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
-Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophre-
nia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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 intervention of at-risk youth in Okeechobee County. The
public is invited. For information, call Pat O'Connor at (863)
Talk show deals with children's issues
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radlioAalk 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
Jeffrey Ralicki, ACSW, LCSW, executive director for Tykes and
Teens. The topic will be children with mental health, sub-
stance abuse and/or behavioral problems, and children who
have been sexually abused. For information, contact Tykes and
Teens at (772) 220-3439.
Cut-a-Thoen aides breast cancer foundation
Stafford's Salon, 3268 U.S. 441 S. in the Winn-Dixie Plaza,
will hold a Cut for the Cure Cut-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 22,
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is being held to benefit the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Stafford's will
donate 20 percent of the funds raised on this day to the Komen
foundation. For information or to make an appointment, call
(863) 763-3933. While 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 informa-
tion, call Mary Ann Holt at (863) 763-5210.
Evening of Prayer is planned
An Evening of Prayer will be held Monday, Oct 24, at His
House Fellowship Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., begin-
ning at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Okeechobee Min-
isterial Association for both the laity and clergy. It is a time of
gathering and prayer for our local community for those less
fortunate and for our leaders on all local, state and national lev-
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.
Veterinarian holds traveling clinic twice a month
By Audrey Blackwell
They came from all over town
- Boston terriers, Shih Tzu dogs,
Siamese and calico cats. They
meowed, some purred, others
barked and paced nervously. Of
course, their owners were nearby.
The occasion was a traveling,
reduced-cost Pet Vet Vaccination
Clinic at a pet store in Northlake
Village headed up by Ross
Hendry, DVM, of Wachula, for-
merly of Okeechobee.
Before the clinic started, Dr.
Hendry said they would take care
of 20 to 100 pets on Saturday, Oct.
"We do .not know who will be
here, but we'll hustle and get it
done," he said. Dr. Hendry said
his crews are. experienced and
good at this running a clinic. So
when it gets really busy, they
"know when to turn it on," he
said, a twinkle in his eye.
He employs the doctors and
crews, some of whom are school
teachers and some are high
school kids, for the twice monthly
"We pay good money," Dr
Hendry said. He added, "These
high school kids get $87 a day for
their work. Some keep working
for us after high school, so we
have some employees that are in
He said they also get paid a
commission based on crew
."This is a high-volume, low-
margin business," the doctor
explained. He said there are only
about 1.5 pages of Florida law
applying to this type of business,
which makes it rather simple to
The crew arrived at about
10:45 a.m. and toted folding
tables and big grey covered tubs
filled with veterinary supplies.
They set up for the clinic that
began at 11 a.m and ran until
12:15 p.m. There were two tables
outside, one for registration
where people filled out forms and
ordered the types of vaccinations
their pets would need, another
was for paying for the service
upon exiting the clinic. Two more
tables were set up inside the pet
store for the equipment and to
take care of the animals.
John Cunningham said he
brought his cats in for a rabies
shot and leukemia test. His wife
Karen said they have two cats -
Sushi, a Siamese, and Prissy, a cal-
ico. Mr. Cunningham said he
found out about the clinic from
having called the Okeechobee
"I've been to this clinic before
- about year ago," he said.
Hare David said he saw the ad
in the newspaper for the clinic
and brought in his 20 lb. Pekinese
Betty and Charles Sachleben
brought in their Boston terrier,
Winnie, to get an ID chip at a
The clinics are held twice a
month in other communities as
well 31 clinics in all. Three
added crews were in various Cen-
tral and South Florida communi-
ties on Saturday, including Fort
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Winnie, the Boston terrier, nervously awaits a visit with the
traveling veterinarian Saturday, Oct. 8 at a pet store in North-
lake Village. Dog owners Betty and Charles Sachleben of
Okeechobee keep the pooch calm before getting an ID chip
imbedded by Ross Hendry, DVM, of Wachula.
Pierce, Big Johns,
Winnie Duncan, Dr. Hendry's
office manager, said she keeps a
record of all the animals and it is
never less than 1,000 a month.
Dr. Hendry turned in his veteri-
narian coat at Larson's Dairy sev-
eral years ago to start up his own
private, small-animal practice in
Wachula. He had been a consult-
ing vet for the dairy for 20 years
and wanted to do something dif-
ferent, he said.
Mrs. Duncan said the doctor
"runs into an incredibly grateful
Buxton installed to international board
Paul M. Buxton, owner and
operator of Buxton Funeral Home
and Crematory since 1980, was
selected as a board member-elect
during Selected Independent
Funeral Homes annual confer-
ence in Montreal, Quebec, Cana-
da. Recently, at the eighty-seventh
association conference held in
Denver, Colo., Buxton was
installed to the International
Board. He is one of 12 members
in the world to serve on this
board. His term will expire in
Selected Independent Funeral
Homes Association is the world's
oldest and largest international
association of independently
owned funeral homes.
The Association was founded
in 1917 as National Selected Mor-
ticians. It is a world-wide profes-
sional association of approxi-
mately 1,500 independent, locally
owned funeral homes. Their
members operate under the
strictest standards and best prac-
tices to offer the public confi-
dence and to preserve their trust
during times of need. As a profes-
sional association, they actively
monitor their members to help
ensure that the consumer and
their loved ones receive the best
..care available when choosing a
member of the Selected Indepen-
dent Funeral Homes Association.
"It is a tremendous honor",
Buxton said,' "not only for myself
but for Okeechobee as well." "To
be recognized by your peers as
possessing the knowledge, busi-
ness practices and wisdom
required to be on the board speak
highly, not only of our personal
organization but the entire com-
Submitted to Okeechobee News
Paul M. Buxton, owner and operator of Buxton Funeral Home
and Crematory since 1980, was selected as a board mem-
ber-elect during Selected Independent Funeral Homes annu-
al conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
munity as well." To become a
member of this association is by
invitation only. Before an invita-
tion is extended, every aspect of
the proposed member is evaluat-
ed. Only after meeting all the cri-
teria, and proving itself to be one
of the best, among the best, is the
firm extended an invitation to
become a member. Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory
was invited into membership in
Buxton stated "On behalf of
Okeechobee, I accept this posi-
tion and will do everything and
anything that it takes to fulfill my
responsibilities and make Okee-
public. Not everybody can afford
to go to a vet's office. It really
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Veterinarian Ross Hendry (right), of Wachula, gives Prissy,
owned by John and Karen Cunningham, a tasty oral injection
of a needed vaccination. Student Ashley Kershner helps by
holding the cat. The Cunninghams' two cats, a calico and a
Siamese, received needed shots at the vet clinic from Dr.
Hendry on Saturday, Oct. 8. Dr. Hendry holds the clinics in
Okeechobee twice a month.
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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 Butch-
er's Singing Club" by Louise Erdrich. This is a novel woven with
intrigue, romance and humor, and is an emotionally complex tale of
European immigrants who have settled in the fictional town of Argus,
N.D. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W.
16th St. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
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 1 until 5 p.m. The
pool is not open during school hours. For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.
Alternative Halloween festival slated
The First Baptist Church and More-2-Life Ministries will host their
annual Fall Fest in Flagler Park #6 on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. This year's Halloween alternative festival is open to all ages
and appropriate costumes. There will be games, food and candy pro-
vided. For information, call (863) 763-2171.
4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth
Livestock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and
be in good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be
eligible to participate in the livestock show.
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 800-861-7826, 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
information, contact the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
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
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Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th
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Lady Brahmans post tourney win
The Lady Brahman varsity volleyball team (15-9) easily han-
dled the Ft. Pierce Westwood Lady Panthers Tuesday evening
25-4, 25-6, 25-9 to advance to the District 14-4A semifinals.
Junior middle hitter Katie Bryan paced Okeechobee with
eight kills. Erin Kersey turned in a big game with nine aces and
33 service points. Setters Amanda May and Shaunaye Brown
combined for 16 assists.
The remaining tournament schedule was not known as of
newspaper deadline due to Hurricane Wilma.
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the Kansas City Chiefs has been rescheduled to Friday night to
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The game will begin at 7 p.m. Friday instead of Sunday after-
noon, which is about when Wilma is expected to hit Florida's
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Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
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seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, a
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wishing to donate any of the above
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Lucie County takes in all unwanted
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Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children,, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
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animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
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Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VAvans are now running Mon-
day through Friday. All veterans
needing a ride to the VA Medical
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and provide name, last four of
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time of appointment and whether
a wheelchair/scooter lift is needed.
All appointments must be before
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organization, offers free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
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10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located at
1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. For information
or appointments call (863) 763-
Free six-week parenting classes
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WHITE MALE DOG- brown
eyes, 1-3yrs old, huge, col-
lar, vic of Poseys Corner 70
&128th ave. (772)370-1636
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
BLACK LAB- female, about
100 Ibs. spayed, no collar,
vic of Gordy Road & Okee-
chobee Rd. REWARD.
(772)519-1035 / 216-2145
Lost: 1730 Nextel cell phone,
black body glove cover, RE-
RING: Pearl w/diamonds. Lost
@ Michaels. Sentimental val-
ue. $100 Reward.
STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terrier
Dark choc. brindle color, looks
like mini pitbull. Missing form
fenced yard. Please call with
any information. Very large
cash reward. (239)633-6522
ENCYCLOPEDIA, World Book,
Complete set. Free. You haul.
FREE BANISTER WOOD.
Kittens, Free to good home.
RED HEALER 1 yr old, free to
good home, call anytime
How do you find a job
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market? In the
of the classified
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til ?, Jerdik Drive, turn by
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A Hi-tech company needs:
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100 SW 15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
F/T, Data input processor.
Windows knowledge, phone
skills. Bilingual welcome
$8/hr. Call Van
. BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR/
LABORER: Class B CDL req.
863-467-1932 evenings or
561-719-3677 day. EOE.
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 &
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
Hibbet Sports, a full line
sporting goods store, is hiring
In Okeechobee. Apply at: 2105
South Parrott Ave., Suite 103,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Hibbett Sports conducts drug
Exp. only. Willing to travel
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply' In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
PARTS COUNTER PERSON
MECHANIC AND LABORER NEEDED
Must be 18 years of age. Have transportation and
willing to work in a busy environment.
Apply in person at ARS POWERSPORTS.
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting applica-
tions for the position of Loan Assistant. College
degree pref. &/or 5 yrs. related exp. in financial
services. MS Word & Excel. Ability to maintain Ex-
cel spreadsheets, collect & post payments to ac-
counts, process loan applications, assist with
Credit & Finance program. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications to
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Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Shop from a gift catalog Join all the people who
that's updated regulaly: say, "I sold it in the
the classified classifieds"
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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.
Lykes Bros. Inc Ranch Division has immediate
openings for the following positions:
Must have own tools and
j valid FL Drivers License.
Must have own tack &
saddle experience helpful.
106 SW County Rd 721
AAIEOE/MIF/D/V Drug Free Workplace
RN, LPN &.
Water's Edge Dermatology
Fax Resume to (863) 467-1919
Well ESTABLISHED INSURANCE AGENCY
Seeks an Insurance 220 Licensed Agent or 440 CSR.
Call 863-763-5551 or 772-287-1411 or fax resume to
. Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
*Tow truck driver
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
Skips BBQ is now opening for
breakfast and.hiring a:
Manager, Cook, Prep Cook &
more! Experience preferable.
Apply in person
104 SE 6th St
between 10:30am & 2pm
CDL LICENSE: Class A,
Year 'Round Employment.
Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
Work is in Okeechobee
Up-Beat, High Quality
Dental Office seeks
team player. Previous
experience a plus but
will train. Part Time.
Please fax your resume
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Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
License # CBC055264
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
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health 8 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.
GLASS INSULATOR COLLEC-
TION- $75 (407)436-1901
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
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
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
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
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 SQ' 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, w/all additional
pieces, wheat pattern, $400
BOYS WINTER CLOTHES-
18mo.-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
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's & 90's
$500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-8943ask for Tracy
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-
COUCH, California Style, light
colors, L-shaped, w/formica
corner table, $150.
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
DRESSER & 2 Night stands.
Good condition. $100.
ELECTRIC BEDS, (2), Serta,
twin, new condition, pd
$2000, asking $500 or best
KING SIZE MATT & BOX-
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
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,
Sinci 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, Teal w/hard
top. Excellent condition. $2500
BROWNING 380 AUTO- ask-
ing $400 or will trade
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, 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.
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
GUITAR & MANDOLIN Mor-
gan Monroe Flat top guitar &
Kentucky Mandolin KM675
Model $1000 (863)675-0604
PIANO Gulbransen Spinet, in
good condition w/ bench $400
SHO-BUD Pedal steel guitar
amp. Works good $300
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-
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
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.
LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, $300 (863)357-5754.
FISH TANK STAND, holds 29
gallon tank, wood, w/stor-
age, $20. (863)634-4098
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
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, 31/2' deep, 16' around.
Chemicals & accessories in-
cluded. $150 (863)763-0252
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
COMPOUND BOW- Bear, Su-
per Magnum, new with case
and access. $175
POOL TABLE w/ accesso-
ries, Slate. $625
PIONEER TOWER SPEAKERS,
(2), for home entertainment
center or stereo, $100 neg.
SURROUND SOUND- Avia,
with OVD. $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- Makhta, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200
PRESSURE WASHER 2500
PSI, 6.5 h/p. $150
AIR HOCKEY TABLE very
good condition. Accessories
included. $45 (863)467-2573
XBOX w/ chip & hard drive.
Complete system & 8 games.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
BOX BLADE, 7' wide with 3pt.
hitch, $75. (863)357-2803
AQHA 4yr old Sorrel Mare.
Doc O'lena/Zan Parr Bar
Broodmare prospect or train
your way. Sound, UTD
makes you a more Informed
and interesting person. No
wander newspaper readers
are more sulessfull
LAWNMOWER, 22", Crafts-.
man, self-propelled, 5hp,
good cond., runs great, $50.
Murray Riding Mower, 30"
cut, 11hp motor, excellent
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $475.
ZERO TURN MOWER, 1994
Scag, 52" cut. $2000 or best
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
OKEE- 3br, lba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area.
Near Blue Heron. No pets
$1200. mo. + 1st, last,
$500. sec dep to move in
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
mo., util. incl., full house privi-
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10401
Lots Sale 104-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 106o)
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1 080
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
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
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
OUSLEY ESTATES 3BR,
2BA. Dbl wide. No pets, non
smoking. Available now.
Please call (863)357-1517
Beautiful 3br, 2ba. Screened
porch, car port, gar. 12x24
w/s, 1/2ac. lot, band to band
LAKE PORT RV PARK: Nice
Trailer w/Deck Room. 2
' Bdrm., 1 Ba., On water, lake
access. $7500 possible
owner financing. Call Dawn
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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, 161/2 Ft. w/40 hp engine.
BASS TRACKER aluminum,
17', 40HR 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,
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
BOAT TRAILER, galvanized,
good shape for 18' boat,
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $3500. (863)612-1648
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
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FIBERGLASS BOAT- 15',
Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936
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 '94 Weeres
Fisherman Deluxe, 20'. 40 hp
Mercury, Trolling motor, tdrr. &
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 & trir. Engine less than
10hr. $10,900 863-467-9854
SPORTSCRAFT 15% 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 & trir, $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
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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!
$1100 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
MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
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
CHEVY CAVALIER '97 Runs
good, 4 door $1500
CHEVY EUROSPORT '88-
$900 or best offer, runs
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles, $1900 neg.
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
Cartier, one owner, always
garaged. 102K mi, excellent
cond. $3800 (863)357-7406
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Good shape, $1500.
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
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
45K 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.
E350 FORD VAN 85- w/6.9
diesel, exc. motor & drive
train, new tires, rusty body,
$1200 neg (561)684-9007.
F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels, 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-
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
TIRES (4) like new, Firestone
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bedtruck
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 SO1 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
Trailer, 10x5, drop deck, good
cond., heavy duty, $450.
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
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Used 1 time. $850.
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
the Legislative Committee to which all
persons are invited:
Date & Time: Friday, October 28, 2005 -
Place: Lawnwood Medical Center
1700 South 23rd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
W e Oevelopmint Board
oame measure Coast
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Luci, Forida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
deer to provide a record for judicial re-
89774 ON 10/21/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2005-CP-253
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATRICIA JANE LEHMAN,
a/ka PATRICIA J. LEHMAN,
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
You are hereby notified that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the
Estate of PATRICIA JANE LEHMAN,
aWa PATRICA J. LEHMAN, Deceased,
File Number 2005-CP-253, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that
the decedent's date of death was
January 21,2005; that the total estate
consists of exempt homestead real
property and exempt personal proper-
ty; that the name and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
EDWARD P. LEHMAN, Post Office Box
2818, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is October 21,2005.
Person Giving Notice
Edward R Lehman
P.O. Box 2818
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
y: om W.Conely, Ill
Florida Bar #096482
Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise dis-
pose of contents of the following units
to satisfy the delinquent storage lien.
This ad placed in accordance with
Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Units to be sold are: Unit #
Carola Chambers 9-48
Amy Conrad 9-46
Gladys ODeJesus 9-05
Beth Hemdon 5-12
Nancy Hill 6-43
Joseph Lemley 8-31
Priscilla Pinon 7-23
James Rogers 7-57
Sale will be conducted at Okee Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, November 12,2005 at 9:00 AM.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
92949 ON 10/21,28/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 2005 CA 232
STEPHEN HUGH COBB,
SUSAN LYNN MCKIMMY, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST SU-
SAN LYNN MCKIMMY
NOTICE OF ACTION
SUSAN LYNN MCKIMMY
last known address was:
12950 Northeast 22nd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action
has been filed against you to quiet title
on Quit Claim deed held by Plaintiff on
the following described real property:
Lot 22, Block 4 Country Hills Estates, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 4 Page(s) 97,
Public Records of Okeechobee
You are required to serve a copy of your
Answer and any written defenses to
Timothy K. Anderson, Esquire, 480
Maplewood Drive, Suite 5, Jupiter,
Florida 33458, on or before 4th day of
Nov., 2005 and to file your Original
Answer with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Okeechobee County, Florida ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the Complaint for Quiet Title Action.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at Okeechobee, Florida on this
20th day of Sept., 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Carol White
87471 ON 10/7,14,21,28/05
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd Ter-
race, Okeechobee, FL, will be conduct-
ing a public sale or otherwise dispose
of contents of the following units to
satisfy the delinquent storage lien. This
ad place in accordance with Florida
Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Units to be sold are: Unit #
Amanda Curley-Jones 67
Sale will be conducted at Galaxy Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, November 12, 2005 at 8:00 AM.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
taken and will be refunded when unit
has been cleaned out.
92945 ON 10/21,28/05
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CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thefereafter possible, at
City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and
thereafter to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 917:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING SECTION
90, DIVISION FIVE SECTION 90-568 THEREOF, TO INCLUDE PERMITTED
SIGNS DESIGNATED AS MURALS PAINTED ON COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRI-
AL BUILDINGS; ADOPTING GUIDELINES FOR USE BY OKEECHOBEE MAIN
STREET, INC. FOR MURALS CREATED UNDER A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM
INITIATED BY THAT NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION; CREATING STANDARDS
FOR PERMITTING OF MURALS THAT CONVEY A COMMERCIAL MESSAGE;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITTY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said heating.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
headng, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later then two (2) working days
priorto the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
92760 ON 10/21/05
NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular
session on Tuesday November 8, 2005 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility
Authority Offices, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is based. Such person may provide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
92582 ON 10/21/05
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will convene an emergen-
cy session on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission
Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to discuss the
County's response to the possible landfall of Hurricane Wilma In Okeechobee
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
93110 ON 10/21/05
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Stat-
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will con-
sider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on
Tuesday, November 22, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board
Administrative Office at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee.
Copies of the proposed policy amendment are available in the School Board Office
located at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 307.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 7.40 Purchasing Policies and Bidding
(1) This policy establishes criteria by which the School Board will authorize
purchases and the entering into contracts pursuantto bids awarded.
(2) This c being revisedto provide maximum flexibility allowed by law.
3 The legal authority or this palicyisES. 337.11(5)(A);1001.42. Laws
implemented are ES.112.312; 120.57; 212.08; 212.0821; 255.04; 1001.43;
(4) Thispolicy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
92568 0N10/21/05 '
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.
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 Lau-
rie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.
Mason's to host turkey dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host
their annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit distressed worthy brothers. Eat
in or take out will be available. The suggested donation for adults is $6,
and for children under the age of 10 it is $3. The children's plate will
not be available for take out. For ticket information call Rich Sweet at
(863) 824-0262; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; Matt Buxton at (863)
357-9992; or, any member of Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM.
Church to host Blackwood Legacy group
The Blackwood Legacy group will be in concert Wednesday, Nov.
16, at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., beginning
at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Blackwood Legacy features Rick Price, for-
mer lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, and Perry Jones,
formerly of the group Mercy Me. For information, call (863) 763-6869.
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
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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Easter Star plans fashion show
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will hold their
ninth annual Holiday Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at
11:45.a.m. The show will be held in the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auction, door prizes and
food for a suggested donation of $8 per person. Seating is limited. For
tickets contact Mary Ann Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Blac (863) 467-
7068 or Margaret Smith (8630 467-8020.
Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor
applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office, 55
S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are
Saturday and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also
needed to work on the following committees: public relations,
fundraising, legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination.
An experienced bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for
OHS teams selling discount cards.
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. 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) 462-5043.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact
the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-
8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in
the County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.
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