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Vol. 96 No. 295

A daylight to dark curfew
will go into effect Sunday, Oct
23. It will remain in effect from
day to day at the discretion of
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May. All residents are
asked to stay off the streets dur-
ing the curfew period unless on
official business.
Okeechobee County
Schools will be closed Monday,
Oct. 24. Announcements for
Tuesday and beyond will be
made on all West Palm Beach
television stations, on local
radio station WOKC (1570 AM)
and on the IRCC radio station
WQCS (88.9 FM). Announce-
ments will also be shared with
local and regional newspapers.
The special meeting of the
board of directors of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 25, has been rescheduled
for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
All O.C.R.A., Pop Warner
football and Okeechobee Parks
and Recreation sporting events
have been cancelled for this
Okeechobee County
offices will be closed Monday,
Oct. 24.
Boat ramps at Scott Driver,
Lock 7 and Okee-Tantie will
close at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.
Osceola Middle School,
825 S.W 28th Street, will open
as a shelter beginning at noon
on Sunday, Oct. 23. The special
needs shelter at the Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N W Ninth Ave.,
\\ill open at 9 am on Sunday
oSlieliers will nol admit sex-
ual predators. Sexual predators
needing sheller should go to the
Okeechobee Counht Sheriff's
Office, 504 N \\ Fourth St
The Okeechobee County
Public Librar\ %ill be closed
Salurda ,.-c[ 2"2
The eeninrg of prayer
scheduled for Monday, Oct 24,
at His House Fellowship
Nazarene Church has been
All court proceedings
scheduled for Monday, Oct. 24,
have been canceled. If you
have been summoned for jury
duty, call the number listed on
our summons for information.
For more, monitor the circuit's
website atwww.circuitl9.org.
A number of ACT test cen-
ters in Florida have postponed
Saturday's administration of the
ACT college admission and
placement exam. For a list of
ACT test centers that have post-
poned Saturday's testing, visit
ACT's student website at
www.actstudent.org; or call ACT
Registration at (319) 337-1270
from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Central
time, Monday through Friday.
The Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center will be a stag-
ing area for relief supplies after
the hurricane is over.
After the hurricane pass-
es, bulk distribution of water
will take place at the Fort Drum
Diner on U.S. 441 N, the Okee;
chobee County Civic Center on
U.S. 98 and in the parking lot of
the former K-Mart store at the
corner of S. Parrott Ave. and
Charles Harvey Highway. Peo-
ple are asked to'bring their own
Radio station WOKC 1570
AM will broadcast continuously
from the Okeechobee County
Emergency Operations Center
beginning Monday, Oct. 24.
They will stay on the air 24-
hours-a-day as long as neces-
All classes and activities of
Indian River Community College
(IRCC) will be cancelled through
Monday, Oct. 24, at all campuses.

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Kiwanis Club member and OCSO Detective Brad Stark (right) introduced Mark Pafford
of the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association as the guest speaker at
Thursday's club meeting.

Alzheimer's topic of Kiwanis meeting

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The Thursday meeting of
Kiwanis Club included an
informative presentation from
guest speaker Mark Pafford of the
Southeast Florida Chapter of the
Alzheimer's Association.
Mr. Pafford detailed to club
members several facts about the
disease, such as: more than 5
million people suffer with the dis-
ease; and, Alzheimer's is the sev-
enth leading killer of older Ameri-
cans with one-out-of-every-10
people being affected by age 65.
He also mentioned that 50
percent of people who live to age
85 will contract the disease.
However, statistics show that
early onset Alzheimer's is
becoming more prevalent. He
said studies show that 100 per-
cent of those with Down Syn-
drome who live to age 50 will get
Alzheimer's, and that 2 percent
more of Hispanic and African
Americans are likely to contract
the illness over Anglo-Ameri-
He stated that the debilitating

illness was actually named in
1906 by German physician Dr.
Alzheimer and it affects its victims
by slowly tearing away memory,
thoughts and occurrences.
"It is caused by plaques devel-
oping between brain cells (and)
eliminating their ability to commu-
nicate with each other," he said.
The guest speaker likened the
destructive illness to the 'layers of
an onion' taking the latest, outer-
most layers of the onion, or
memory, first. Then, it rapidly
destroys brain cells to the inner
most core.
"As the disease progresses,
the body and mind regress with
the brain essentially forgetting to
send normal types of messages
such as daily care, movement,
etc.," he said.
The guest speaker enlight-
ened club members to the fact
that seven-of-every-10 patients
live at home with the disease,
and are cared for by a family
member or caregiver. He also
said that 60 percent of caregivers
will die before the Alzheimer's
patient due to the extreme stress-
ful nature of caring for someone

with the always fatal illness
"The Alzheimer's Association
provides care and support with
information and resources includ-
ing professional consultation
available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week to help those who
care for family members afflicted
with the illness connect with pro-
fessionals," he said. "There is also
a 'help line' in 140 languages avail-
able for continuous assistance to
patients and their families. (And,
there are) education programs to
help those affected to have a better
understanding of what is happen-
ing, and support groups for care-
givers and family members."
The Safe Return Program,
another avenue of assistance for
Alzheimer's patients and their
loved ones was also discussed.
The guest speaker told club
members that the program is a
bracelet ID system that helps
keep Alzheimer's patients safe
should they become disoriented
and find themselves lost. The
program boasts a 95 percent
effectiveness rate, bringing back
See Alzheimers Page 2

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
All citrus growers in Okee-
chobee County may not
receive a share of the recent)
allocated federal assistance
for widespread crop losses
resulting from citrus canker
According to Dan Culbert,
extension agent with the
Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office, USDA will follow a
schedule for doling out the
$200 million announced earli-
er this month by U.S. Agricul-
ture Secretar) Mike Johanns
in a first-come, first-served
Mr. Johanns authorized the

funding under the Agricultural
Adjustment Act, which allows
the agency to provide money
to growers in a disaster,
according to an Associated
Press (AP) release dated Oct.
6. The money is only for com-
mercial enterprises and does
not compensate homeowners
with diseased back yard citrus
"Those who were at the
top of the list when USDA
started finding it [canker] in
impacted. .groves on or after
Dec. 1, 2004, will be sent a
check, and USDA will go
down the list from there," said
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Local sailor home from Iraq

ByAudrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Chris Stephens, 25, is once
again touching the green, green
grass of home. And he said he
likes it.
A nearly five-year enlisted
man, Mr. Stephens said he has
spent much of his time in the
service stateside and has been
able to enjoy frequent homecom-
ings when stationed in Key West.
However, the homecoming from
his recent tour of duty to Iraq and
other Middle Eastern countries
was much more meaningful.
"This was a little different," he
said somewhat pensively. "It was
a little emotional for us [he and
his family]. My parents put flags
in the driveway and a welcome
home sign by the mailbox. I
could feel the loving atmosphere
and thought, 'Wow, I'm home,"'
he said.
He was happy to see his par-
ents Dr. Peter and Teresa
Stephens, and his 3-year-old son
Damian. The Sailor is an Okee-
chobee native who once swam

for the high school swim team.
Now he swims for recreation only.
The difference was the fact
that he had returned from a more
dangerous mission on Oct. 19,
than he had experienced before.
He had just spent seven months
serving in the Iraqi war a life-
changing experience. He served
in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba polic-
ing war detainees and in the Mid-
dle East on a Special Missions
assignment from March 15 to
Oct. 15.
"When I got there, the reality
was worse than I thought it
would be," he said. "The whole
situation ... the things that go on
- roadside bombings, attacks
on convoys. It was not what I
thought it would be."
Although he did not want to
go into detail about his experi-
ences in Iraq, he said that he saw
some of the worst things imagi-
"I saw things someone my
age or younger would not want
to see. I will live with those things
the rest of my life," he said.

Mr. Stephens' military career
actually began in the Army at age
21. He underwent boot camp
but soon decided the Army was
not a good fit and left that military
branch. Within a short time, he
joined the U.S. Navy and received
basic Naval indoctrination at the
Naval Training Center, Great
Lakes, Ill.
He transferred to King's Bay,
Ga., for Master at Arms training,
which put him in the division of
Navy law enforcement. From
there, he went to Souda Bay,
Crete, Greece, for more than a
year "a beautiful place," he
In Greece, he served with the
Anti-terrorism/Force Protection
unit and trained new naval
In 2003, he was assigned to
the U.S. Naval Ship Steven L. Ben-
nett a civilian ship the Navy
owned, he said.
"We transported things to
Iraq and protected the ship from
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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Chris Stephens Is home from a seven-month tour of duty in
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Iraq, where he served on a Spe-
cial Missions assignment for the U.S. Navy. He will be home for
two weeks and return to duty in Key West. From there he will
go to Norfolk, Va.

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News Briefs Pahokee citizens aren't worried about dike

Foley's aide
to visit locally
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.

County plans
fall festival
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 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) 634-
For vendor and general event
information, call (863) 763-1666.

Vendors sought
for fall festival
County is currently accepting com-
mercial and non-profit vendor
applications for its fall festival to be
held at the county's Agri-Civic Cen-
ter, 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,
www.co.okeechobee.fl.us, and
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.

Historical Society
plans class reunion
chobee Historical Society is plan-
ning a reunion for those graduating
or attending Okeechobee High
School before 1960, which
includes classes 1921 through
1959. The reunion will be Nov. 12
at the Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W
If you know someone that has
not received an invitation and is eli-
gible to attend, make a copy of
your invitation or contact Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-6226 or
(863) 763-3850.
Reservations should be made
before Nov. 1 no tickets will be
sold at the door.
The get-together will be from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m.
There are a limited amount of
reservation spaces available. Send
your reservation form and a check
in the amount of $25 to: Okee-
chobee Historical Society, P.O. Box
248, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973.

Book on area
currently on sale
"Strolling Down Country Roads" is
currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will 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.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 2
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, has

announced that the next meeting
of that group will be Wednesday,
Nov. 2, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners chambers,
304 N.W. Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the community,
as well as local and county govern-
ments, may present their concerns
to the delegation at this time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the Okeechobee News
With Hurricane Wilma, the
21st hurricane of the season pre-
dicted to reach Florida, the Paho-
kee community understands
what its position is relative to the
approaching storm and the Her-

bert Hoover Dike.
While preparing her commu-
nity for the approaching storm,
Pahokee City Manager Lily Lati-
more has no immediate concerns
about the dike.
"No," she said, "we're not con-
cerned. The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (USACE) monitors the

dike, even while a storm is going
on. They communicate with us,
as does the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)."
On Oct. 5 a community meet-
ing was held in Pahokee for resi-
dents and city officials to meet
with, hear from and question rep-
resentatives from the SFWMD

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lost patients safely.
Mr. Pafford told the Kiwanians
that a cure for the disease is at least
10 years away and currently drugs
that are available tend to retard
progression of the disease or post-
pone some of the symptoms.
"Genetics does play a role in
some cases. However, less than 10
percent of patients with
Alzheimer's have had any family
history of the illness," he answered
in. reply to a question from the
Lastly, Mr. Pafford suggested
that diet and exercise helps as a
deterrent to the onset of the dis-
ease and offered information on
tests used in determining if a per-
son has Alzheimer's. He stated that
the illness is diagnosed in 95 per-
cent of cases using 'mini mental'


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terrorists. I do not know what was
on the ship," he explained.
He said the ship went from the
U.S. to Souda Bay to a port in
Kuwait and then back to Greece
and the U.S.
His next assignment was 1.5
years in Key West where he was
deployed on a temporary assign-
ment duty to Guantanamo Bay.
Later he was assigned to Special
Missions to "go to Iraq and other
Mideastern countries, including
Afghanistan," he said. He explained
that he was chosen for the Special
Missions based on his leadership
skills and weapons proficiency.
While discussing his time in

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exams, blood tests and a new MRI
that produces imagery of the brain
in 'slices' for better views of any sig-
nificant changes in the brain.
Anyone interested in finding out
more about Alzheimer's Disease
can contact The Southeast Florida
of the Alzheimer's Association at
(800) 272-3900; or, go to the web
site at www.alzsefc.org.
In other business:
Kiwanis Club president Mar-
cos Montes DeOca told club mem-
bers that on Sunday, Nov. 13, the
Kiwanis Club governor will visit in
downtown Fort Pierce at the old
City Hall building. He also
announced that on Sunday, Nov.
20, the Zone Conference will take
place in Boca Raton.
Election of the lieutenant gov-
ernor-elect resulted in Cindy Miller
as the winner of the position,
which will seat her as the lieu-
tenant governor for 2007.
Club member Jim Vensel
announced that reading teachers

Guantanamo Bay, Mr. Stephens
continued to talk about how he
and fellow sailors made sure they
treated the prisoners in a "fair, firm
and impartial manner everyday."
Displaying that kind of treat-
ment grew tough when prisoners
would spit in his face and throw
bodily waste at him, he said. How-
ever, he said he listened to his com-
mander who would ask him:
"What would you do if it were you
imprisoned?" Mr. Stephens said it
was like they were the entertain-
ment of the prisoners.
"We're they're TV," he said,
adding, "I would just follow our
standard operating procedures
which said to treat them in a fair,
firm and impartial manner. It's a
job and we're doing it well."
Mr. Stephens is adjusting pretty

in local elementary schools are tak-
ing names of volunteers for the
reading pool. Members of the
group will spend time reading to
Kiwanian Jenny Stewart
announced that Mark Ward has
offered to become the Key Club
advisor at Okeechobee High
Club member Red Larson
was honored by fellow Kiwanis
Club members for his recent
award of Sun Belt Expo Farmer of
the Year for 2005. Mr. Larson of Lar-
son Dairies was presented with a
gift from Kiwanis Club members.
Club member Ray Worley
announced that the Terrific Kids
Program will soon be presenting
awards to students in North, Ever-
glades and Seminole elementary
Kiwanis Club meetings are held
every Thursday at noon at the Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W
South Park Street.

well to life back in the United States.
He said he sometimes operates
with what he calls desert mentality.
"There you are always looking
and checking the people you're
with. It's a mindset of, 'hey, you're
with them, your guys.' You have to
make sure they all come home and
are good to go," he said.
Mr. Stephens said his first reac-
tion to going to Iraq was one of
"I was nervous, a little scared
with all that was going on. But I
had a sense of pride for my coun-
try. I thought, 'If it comes down to
my shedding my blood for my
country, I would.' Freedom isn't
free, and that is how I live," he said.
After two weeks at home, Mr.
Stephens will return to Key West.
His next assignment will be to Nor-
folk, Va., for brig duty aboard the
U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower, a
multipurpose aircraft carrier.
Will he be sent back to Iraq?
"There is always a good chance
I will go back to the Middle East or
Cuba," he said. "You never know
when you will be needed some-

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and the USACE.
"Representatives of the Corps
came here from Jacksonville to
meet to be sure people here had
good information," said Ms. Lati-
more. "When you live here, you
see the drainage system. You see
hpw high the canals are, you see
the locks and you see where the

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lake level is. You see it on your
way to work and on your way
home, so you know.
"That doesn't mean we don't
watch. We receive a report on the
lake level and any unusual events
every day. It's distributed to all the
City of Pahokee departments
every day," said Ms. Latimore.

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Mr. Culbert.
Payouts have not yet begun.
It is possible that there will be
twice as much needed to meet
citrus growers' claims than there
is money available.
According to Mr. Culbert, the
USDA will use the reimburse-
ment schedule devised in 2002.
The payout will be issued in
ranking order of so many dollars
per acre depending on the type
of citrus plants affected.
"Grapefruit grove losses will
receive less dollars per acre than
oranges. Grapefruit will be reim-
bursed at $3,342 per acre while
Valencia oranges will come in at
$6,446 per acre," explained Tan-
gelos will be rated at $1,989 per
The Florida Citrus Mutual
Trade Association reported 57
citrus growers in the county as of
Oct. 20.
According to Mr. Culbert, as
of January 2004, Okeechobee
was home to 11,891 acres of
commercial citrus groves, which
translates to 1.4 million citrus
Tyrone Kemp, USDA public
relations director for the citrus
canker compensation program
in Plantation, said it is not yet
known how many Okeechobee
growers will receive compensa-
tion money out of the $200 mil-
Mr. Kemp also said more than
$100 million has been compen-
sated before this latest allocation
from USDA. Citrus growers have
been receiving compensation
for canker since 1995 when it
was first detected.
The recent allocation of funds
came about because of the
exponential spread of the dis-
ease following the 2004 hurri-
cane season.
Sonny Williamson, citrus
grower in Okeechobee County,
said the hurricanes increased the
spread of the disease because
canker spreads with rainy, windy
conditions. A delay in eradicat-
ing the disease during a year of
legal battles also contributed to
the disease spread, he said.
According to Mr. Williamson,
homeowners in Dade County
won a case against the destruc-
tion of their diseased trees and
the judge ordered the eradica-
tion to stop. Others fought to
overturn the judge's order
believing scientific research that
stated eradication of diseased
trees was the only way to pre-
vent the spread of the disease. It
took over a year to get the case
heard in a Court of Appeals, and
the judge's order was over-
turned. In the meanwhile, the
disease was allowed to spread.
Mr. Williamson produces
grapefruit and oranges on 600
acres of land. None of his crops
have been affected by the
canker; however, he said, "I'm
not holding my breath."
In spite of the probable short-
fall of compensation dollars
from the USDA's $200 million,

citrus growers will likely see
financial help from other pro-
grams. Mr. Williamson said Sen.
Bill Nelson, D-Fla., will not aban-
don the program.
"My question is, where will
we get the money ... The coun-
try is facing huge expenditures
now," Mr. Williamson said.
Bridget Walsh, deputy legisla-
tive director for Sen. Nelson,
agreed that it is possible there
will not be enough in the $200
million to compensate all affect-
ed producers. However, more
money could be on the way
"There could be more money
coming from the Ag Appropria-
tions Bill that is still in the house
and senate," she said. "Growers
should stick with the program.
We are working hard up here
[Washington, D.C.] to make sure
we keep the citrus industry alive
and well."
Mr. Culbert outlined the
paperwork process for the pay-
out. He said if someone lost trees
when the state inspector found
canker-diseased trees in a grove
beginning in 2004, the inspector
issued a paper called an Immedi-
ate Final Order (IFO). The IFO
says what date the trees will be,
or were, destroyed, following a
laboratory determination. Any
trees within 1,900 feet from an
infected tree in a circle are
burned because of the potential
for nearby trees to develop the
"The potential exists for the
disease to jump by natural caus-
es 1,900 feet, so any trees in the
area are killed before others are
infected to rid, prevent, kill the
potential," Mr. Culbert said.
According to the AP release,
citrus canker is a bacterium that
disfigures and weakens citrus
trees and is a major threat to the
$9 billion industry. It does not
harm humans. The pathogen
was initially detected in Florida
near Miami International Airport
in 1995. The state's battle to
eradicate the disease was
severely hampered by the 2004
hurricanes, which helped spread
the disease even faster.
Mr. Culbert said that the $200
million is in addition to $53.75
million of emergency money
USDA earlier announced it
would allocate to speed up erad-
ication activities and assist grow-
Homeowners with back yard
citrus trees suspected of being
impacted by citrus canker are
asked to not take their trees or
parts of them to the Extension
Office. Moving the infected tree
increases the potential of
spreading the disease.
"It is suspected that move-
ment of trees in groves has
added to the spread of canker -
that's in addition to the spores
just blowing in the wind and
spreading it," Mr. Culbert said.
Mr. Culbert said he has not
had any calls from homeowners
reporting canker in their back
yard citrus trees.
For more information, call the
Extension Office at (863) 763-


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Everglades students expanding vocabulary

In Mrs. Noonan's class, at
Everlgades Elementary School,
Madeline Mungaray is doing a ter-
rific job of learning letters and
sounds. Andrew Van Howe and
Destiny Reynolds are also doing
very well. We made personal pep-
peroni pizza'a for the letter P and
cupcakes after we
read 'Hold the
Anchovies' and
'Warthogs in
the Kitchen'.
Ms. Sny-
der's class is
excited about e
adding more
words to our word wall. This
week they are working on their
sight words 'we' and 'go'. The
boys and girls are making a poem
called "We Go." Ask them to
recite it for you.
Mrs. Moore's class started
some new skill centers this week.
We are reading the room with
Mrs. Moore or stamps at words or
matching or sequencing. What
fun learning can be.
Everglades Elementary School
connratulates its students rof the

October. These exemplary stu-
dents include: Nina Nunez of Mrs.
Hollin's class, Cassandra Franco
of Mrs. Murrish's class, Antonio
Espinoza of Mrs. Laskey's class,
Dalton Bornheimer of Mrs. Wise-
carver's class, Jocelyn Herrera of
Mrs. Osuldsen's class and Dalila
Escamilla of Mrs. Bartlett's class.
Third grade
This week in Ms. Jasper's class
we are finishing a math chapter
focused on subtracting 3 and 4
digit numbers. We are also con-
tinuing to learn our multiplication
facts of 5s.
In writing we have been work-
ing on color coded stories about
why we like Halloween and mak-
ing sure that our stories are in
order and that they make sense.
in science, we are completing a
chapter about different types of
ecosystems and learning about
different types of maps in Social
Studies. This year is just flying by!
Ms. Laker's class is super busy
this week! They are concluding a
math and science chapter. Stu-
dent will be assessed over the dif-
ferent types of ecosystems in sci-
ence and subhtractinn in math In

ing predictions and looking at
word relationships. Also, we will
be learning about irregular plural
nouns. In writing we will be doing
a color-coded writing about
Thanksgiving. We are always
working hard.
Ms. Hunt's class has been
swamped this week! We are prac-
ticing every day with money prob-
lems, making change and adding
prices together. We have also,
been writing pages and pages in
our journals each day and we did
a sequence writing with Mrs. Ard
recently. In science, we have
closely examined the layers of the
earth, and what happens in each
layer. In social studies we read
and talked about current events
and how those events affect peo-
ple's lives. We are amazed at the
lives of some people across the
Fifth Grade
Mrs. Kosinski's reading class
has been reading 'The Outsiders.'
They have been gaining an under-
standing that people from differ-
ent lifestyles are really not so 'dif-
The students are also gaining a

resolution. My homeroom has
been studying about explorations
and 2 digit division. They are
working hard and finding that it is
not as tough as they thought.
Student Council
Everglades Elementary Stu-
dent Council presents Red Rib-
bon Week. From Oct. 24 through
Oct. 28 the student council will
sponsor activities surrounding
this year's Red Ribbon Week
theme of "Pledge to be Drug
Students in kindergarten, first,
second and third grades will par-
ticipate in a special, "Say No To
Drugs McGruff Drawing and
Coloring Contest". Students in
grades four and five are encour-
aged to participate in writing the
'McGruff News', featuring our
school's Drug-Free Activities.
Winners will be chosen by
McGruff in each grade, kinder-
garten through fifth grade.
Winners will receive ribbons
and prizes. Classroom entries are
welcome. Contest entries must be
turned in on time so Student
Council can disolav all entries in

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Enrique "Kiki" Camarena grew him in a car. One month later, Mr. children. In 1997, the Texas Corn- Monday, Oct. 24, 2005: Wear
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memory and his battle against
illegal drugs, friends and neigh-
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observe Red Ribbon Week. All
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ed to participate and observe the
following calendar of events:

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005:
Team up against drugs .day: stu-
dents wear their favorite sports
team shirt.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005: We
can say no to drugs! Students
bring in a canned food item to
donate to a family in need.
Friday, Oct. 28, 2005: Turn
your back on drugs day: students
are encouraged to wear their
shirts backwards.
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about our observance of Red Rib-
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events at New Endeavor, please
contact Andy Brewer, Principal.

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RESTAURANTS: I often wonder how the people of Okeechobee toler-
ate the restaurants around here. We deserve better. I care about what I
eat and what I am served. I don't want the general consensus to be that
Okeechobee is a dirty little hick town. However, if one were to judge this
place just on the restaurants, we would be considered a sloppy group of
people who do not care about what we eat. Hey! Just slap something on
the plate! Gross! We all need to hold the restaurants accountable here. I
have seen mold on soda fountains at one local fast food place. I have
seen roaches on the floor of another. I expect some things, but just plain
out not caring is an issue worth addressing. When we see health viola-
tions, we should start reporting them.

DOWNTOWN SHOPPING: I think the Main Street people should be
doing more events in the parks to bring people downtown. But it isn't
going to change anything unless the downtown merchants keep their
businesses open later than 5 p.m. How can anyone shop downtown if
the stores are closed when you get off work? I hope they are going to
keep businesses open until 7 p.m. on the Thursdays they have the Green
Market. If they don't, I don't see how they would benefit at all from it. The
only people benefiting would be the businesses who get to set up in the
park, and it appears quite a fewof those are from out of town.

STANDARDS HIGHER: I have been surprised this year with the
spelling words my second grader has to learn. I think they are really rais-
ing the standard. They have to memorize words that are impossible to
just sound out because they are the exceptions to the standard rules. I am
glad they are now emphasizing spelling skills. For years they were so
interested in how the child "expressed himself" and paid no attention to
,spelling and grammar.

READY FOR THE STORM: I saw the governor's conference about get-
ting ready for Hurricane Wilma, and I noted that he put the stress on the
local county emergency offices. The governor said the local offices are
the first line of defense and the state backs them up with supplies and
personnel as needed. He said that is why Florida is so successful in deal-
ing with hurricanes. I think that is why things went so badly wrong in
Louisiana. The local governments did not take charge and take care of
their communities. They were waiting on the state and federal govern-
ments to do it for them.

GREEN MARKET: I think a farmers' market is a terrific idea. I think we
should have more events downtown to bring people back to the down-
town area. How about having some band concerts in the park?

HALLOWEEN: Has anyone said when trick-or-treat hours will be for
Okeechobee? I see some of the other communities are moving it to Sat-
urday. I hate it when theymove it because then the kids wind up trick-or-
treating both nights and saying they didn't know. What's up with the plan
for Okeechobee this year? (Editor's note: According to the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, trick-or-treat will be on Halloween night, Oct. 31,
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Officials suggest younger children trick-or-treat
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and older children go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Young-
sters should be accompanied by an adult. Children can also trick-or-treat
at the second annual Okeechobee County fall festival on Oct. 29 at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. from 5 p.m. and
end at 7 p.m.)

SPEAK OUT: Someone told me you can put Speak Out calls in the
paper online. What is the website address for that? (Editor's note: Yes you
can make Speak Out comments online at http://www.newszapfo-

GREEN MARKET: The thought of a Green Market in the park causes
me to wax sentimental and harken back to simpler times. The recent
comments approving of the Green Market but suggesting that it be held
in the old Kmart parking lot, so disturbed me that I had to open my new
copy of "Strolling Down Country Roads" to soothe myself with the whim-
sy of our local history. The gathering of people for a market in a public
square is so much about downtown and so little about the mega-stores
that threaten the fabric and charm of our small town. What a blessing to
our community if we had some traffic congestion caused by our citizens
congregating in our historic downtown to purchase produce home-
grown by our local farmers. Folks who are suggesting alternative loca-
tions for the Green Market are missing the fact that the desire to have a
regular downtown community event, was the purpose of having the
Market in the first place. It's not just about the fruit and vegetables- it's
about the event, being there and enjoying it. We already have a flea mar-
ket and a Publix and a Wal-Mart, all of which have acres of parking.
Oddly, the folks that refuse to park a half block from their destination on
South Park Street, and stroll downtown and enjoy it, don't give a second
thought to parking halfway out in the 15 acre mega-store parking lot.
Once you get inside those stores, it's about a quarter mile lap around the
store that is taken several times while filling the cart with plastic items
from China and fruit grown in Homestead, then back out to the parking
lot. Let's instead try walking a downtown block for the old red, white and
blue, and our local farmers and merchants. You might like it.

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Upcoming Events

Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather
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 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's Cen-
ter on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orientation is for
those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County. This meet-
ing 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) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical 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)
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 infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
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.

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you may
have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen to
the great oldies music.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday at 5
p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support
group is held each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in.finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or
call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7 p.m.
The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-
2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group, please
pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classesfrom7 until p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion,
501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For information, contact
Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863) 467-9461.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The group
is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Community Events

Main Street plans membership meeting
Main Street general membership meeting will be held at the Brah-
ma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at
noon. Members and the general public are invited. For information,
contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Book group's schedule announced
The Okeechobee County Library book discussion group will
begin meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27. The group's schedule is: Thurs-
day, Oct. 27, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi a memoir
and literary criticism by a former Iranian professor who secretly
teaches western literature in her living-room.; Thursday, Nov. 17,
"Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. This novel tells the story of Amir,
the son of a wealthy businessman and of his father's servant's son,
Nassan. Amir grows up in 1970s Afghanistan, leaving during the war
and returning there to live as a man.; Thursday, Dec. 15, "Nickels and
Dimes" by Barbara Ehrenreich a journalist records how difficult it
is to sustain oneself on minimum wage.; and, Thursday, Jan. 26,
"Master Butcher's Singing Club" by Louise Erdrich. This is a novel
woven with intrigue, romance and humor, and is an emotionally
complex tale of European immigrants who have settled in the fiction-
al 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)

Special to the Okeechobee News
Looking back ...
The first permanent school, this two-story brick building
was constructed in 1916 and was Okeechobee's Elemen-
tary School. It was also the first brick school. This photo
is from the book "Strolling Down Country Roads." The
book is now available at the Okeechobee Historical Soci-
ety, U.S. 98 N., or the Okeechobee County Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The price of the book is $35
per copy through Dec. 31. After that date the per-copy
price will be $40. For information, send questions to:
Okeechobee Historical Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-
3850 or (863) 763-6226.

Community Events

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
discounts 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.

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working
in partnership with the community and local families in need, .is
looking for volunteers to help complete construction on their first
house. Construction experience is appreciated but not required.
Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vol-
unteers are also needed to work on the following committees: pub-
lic relations, fundraising, legal advice, family support and volunteer
coordination. An experienced bookkeeper is also needed. Call
(863) 357-1371 for information.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at
any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park
St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane
Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red
Cross receipt.

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest is open to public, private and parochial schools and
those who are home schooled and will start on the first day of
school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's sub-
ject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a
Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Ben-
jamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World and the
Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astro-
nauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine through 12. American
Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History Medals will be
presented to the contestants. The winner from each school will
receive a monetary award. For information, call (863) 763-2492.

Talk show deals with children's issues
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show at 7:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 22. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 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, substance abuse and/or behavioral
problems, and children who have been sexually abused. For infor-
mation, contact Tykes and Teens at (772) 220-3439.

Cut-a-Thon aides breast cancer foundation
Stafford's Salon, 3268 U.S. 441 S. in the Winn-Dixie Plaza, will
hold a Cut for the Cure Cut-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m., weather permitting. The event is being held to benefit
the Susan G. Komeh 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

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. Theywill 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.

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

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

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 22, 2005


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1804 S. Parrott Ave.
Barbara Willson, Lic. R.E. Broker
Peggy Brady, Lic. R.E. Broker

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waterfront property in Treasure Island, Neat 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an Recently developed, 2.o7 acres. Fenced
Relax on your deck or chill in the pool. open floor plan. New appliances with with 3" well with aerator. Electric at
Better yet, hop in your boat and go for stainless steel refrigerator. New fixtures house pad and at RV pad with hook-
a ride. Great location on cul-de-sac with throughout the home. Great location and ups. Privacy hedges, oaks, mahoganies,
additional income property available an easy commute. Access to Taylor maples and more with irrigation sys-

$155.000. $124,900 $185,000.
Unspoiled 3 acres in grow-
ing Viking area niiear
Kissimmee Prairie State
Park. Park has camping
San-d horseback riding areas. GREAT INV'ESTMENT
RANCHETTE Great place for a nature Gain a few bucks with this income
30 acre high, dry Ranch with 2001 like property located on a cul-de-sac. This
new Mobile home, pole building, lover. waterfront property has TWO 2/1
fenced, cattle pens. Well, septic and f mobile homes on canal in Treasure
electric. Clear and. open land with 4r u t ho 0cio Island. Great income property. Don't
pond. miss this rare opportunity.
$810,000. $151,000.

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forming a very desir-I
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tion retreat. Sell togeth-
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now for future equity.

$37,500 Each.

Almost new waterfront 3/2/2 with new
roof, thermonepane windows, upgraded
appliances and screened waterfront patio
with heated Jacuzzi.' Just bursting with
pride. To many amenities to list.

The wise investor will recognize the
value of this waterfront commercial
property with tenants in place. RV
barn, 3 extra carports and ample park-
ing lot, storage shed and owner effi-
ciency and office.
ASKING $400,000

IDon Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
Don Renfranz- 467-2930 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
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FRIEDA! Contemporary "Park" model totals EVERYTHING ON 2 WATERFRONT
2 bdrm/2 bath with addition and carport! LOTS! Gated covered boatramp, 2 sheds,
Water softener, even includes golf cart! Close detached patio, seawalled, fenced, lots of
to community heated pool in Ancient Oaks! shady oaks! Delightful 2 bdrm/2 bath dou-
SURE SELLER AT $100,000 blewide always nice to show! $230,000!

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You simply won't believe your eyes! A real WATERFRONT LOTT Very interesting... and
roof-over with attic access! Fully remodeled rare... find! Trailer #1 has 2 bdrms/1 bath; #2
interiors! Eye-appealing formica kitchen has 2 bdrms/1.5 baths! Not currently rented,
cabs! Florida room, seawall/dock, carport, but subject to change with such high
laundry! A LITTLE PALACE FOR ONLY demand! Located #5 Lissie Ln. Call Jerry for
$175,0001 appt! REDUCED TO $130,0001
#89304 ANCIENT OAKS VACANT LOT! 5395 SE 65th Avenue!
#89022 WATERFRONT BUCKHEAD LOT! 96 Linda Road!

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shed, workshop w/elec., storage shed, mobile home which also has
fenced, 2 wells, irrigation system, new 2Bd/2Ba, fenced yard, trees, porch
roof and A/C. Located in Platt's Bluff. and shed. Split plan. $180,000.
$250,000. (#89300) (#89733)

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workshop, fenced in. You just have utility shed 8x12, new kitchen cabinets,
to check it out for yourself. (#88718) awnings and new roof. (#89805)
* Buffington Park Lot 130x175. $56,000. (#89469)
Basswood Lot $49,000. (#89613)
* Basswood Lot 85x125. $40,000. (#89953)


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Upgraded. Wood Molding and Wood Laminate Floors Throughout. Beautiful
Wallpapering, Vaulted Ceilings, Open Concept, Huge Living Space. Bathrooms
upgraded to All Wood Cabinets. Brand New Deck on Front. Brand New Dog Kennels
(10), Nice Landscaping, Two Septic Systems on Property. Many, Many Upgrades.
Reduced to $263,500, All offers will be considered. MLS #89697

145 +/- acres of remote yet pristine land Ebrr-g ,:.rr.-1. c, ,uuncrr r runarI n-.ulft.F
uses. Located in Highland Co. just 15+/- min. from Sebring or Lake Placid. The pos-
sibility of dividing this property into 5, 10 or 20 acre Ranchettes is favorable as it bor-
ders a paved Rd. The property is currently being used as a profitable tree farm with a
recently renovated 3/2 owners home, an office and large workshop for equipment
repair. Property has irrigation wells & systems including drainage & a central man
made lake. Motivated sellers, all reasonable offers will be considered. MLS #89988
Mose B. Joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker

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master bedroom, vaulted ceilings, attached 2 Large kitchen w/island and new cabinets, and power to run welding machinery, just minutes from the lake. 10x30 boathouse neat with screened porch and fenced back
car carport and wkshop with separate Remodeled interior and huge covered deck Located on large property in the country, and 14x28 shop, also large master BD and yard. House has new roof, paint, carpet
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tive lake. Don't miss this one! $205.000 it's a must see! $231,000 (#89598) tem a plus. $299,000. (#89904) Asking $195,000. (#89828)

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family room, CBS, 1932SF, only needs a little of
your loving touch, tow min. walk to lake access.
Great view, near Okee-Martin Co. line. $195,000.
#201. Call Lori 634-1457.

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3/2 DWMH on nice 1/2 acre homesite. Open floor
plan with great master bed and bath. Large stor-
age shed. Asking $150,000. Call Sharon 634-

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1248SF home on 10 acres overlooks pond and
pasture. $399,000. #213A. Call Sharon 634-

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES warm-friendly 3/2/1
home with den. 2058 TLA. Spacious master
suite with garden tub and shower. Ceramic tile,
oak cabinets, metal roof, fenced.
Concrete/steel const. HURRY! Call Lori 634-
acre. 3-4/2DWMH, corner lot, new car-
pet, double roof, serene hot tub, 5 bay
garage. $219,900. #203B. Call Bill 634-
1400SF, new 3 stall horse barn, tack
room, fenced, metal, roof, newer A/C.
$249,900. #222A. Call Bill 634-679,6.

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EXQUISITE 2/2 CBS, on 8+/- acres in SW
section. Workshop, mist house, caretakers
quarters. Escape from everyday life!
$895,000. #211A. Call Bill 634-6797.

updated 3/2 SWMH with additions. Open living, din-
ing and kitchen, master bath has walk-in shower.
New flooring in '97, carpet, vinyl and ceramic.
French doors open to an artistic landscape and your
50' dock on your waterway to the lake. $187,900.

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3/2.5 frame home in TC Isles, built in 2003. Tow
fireplaces, A/C in 14x30 workshop. #214A.
$279,000. Call Sheryl 634-1343,

IMPRESSIVE 3/2 DWMH 14x36 screen room,
SUPERB covered dock, sinks, cable TV, boat
hoist, seawall. Storm shutters, country kitchen,
massive LR, incredible Master suite w/sitting
room. Indoor/outdoor living at it's BEST! #221.
$249,000. Call Lori 634-1457.

under construction. Enjoyment awaits
your family in this new 3/2/2 CBS home.
Perfect for commuter. 1633/2395 SF.
Travertine tile, cultured marble, maple
cabinets, GE appliances include wash-
er/dryer, sprinkler system. $239,000.
#223. Call Lori today.
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COTTAGES BY THE LAKE waterfront living, gated
community on Rim Canal. 24 charming old Florida/Key
West style cottages with lofts. TLA 1223-1800SF.
Covered parking. Clubhouse. Preconstruction.
$198,750-$299,500. #202. Call John.

with 2/2 prestige MH. Carport & screened pation, stor-
age & workshop complete this wonderful package. Well
for irrigation,, aluminum siding, new A/C, duct work,
screen seal coat in 2005. Just over the bridge from
Kissimmee River boat landing. $159,800.

3 stall barn, fenced, 3/2 Redman DWMH in
Okee Little Farms. #89518. $197,500. Call Jeri
LOCATION! Only 2 blocks
from the main intersection of
Hwy. 70 and 441. 1,326 total
SF building built in 1973. Many
other features. Call Sheryl for
more info. 634-1343. $319,000.
List #312A.

Pristine 5.30 acres in beautiful
ranchette community on eastside of
Okeechobee. $349,900. #127. Call Lori.
BASINGER AREA: Beautiful 780 acre
working ranch. Home and mobile home
included along with traveling irrigation
system. $11,500 per acre. Call John



Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six

Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.

e7 Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.

Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.
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Licensed Real Estate Brokers:
Bobby Tucker ~ 634-8677 & Brandon Tucker ~ 772-201-8722
Associates: W.S. "Bill" Keene Sr. 634-6797 John Pell 357-8769
Dri Mixon 634-1457 Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-60565
k Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343 Ron Staley 697-6221
Lyne Price 634-4250

re.. Okeechobee (863) 763-4010

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;.. 1l MODERN 3 BEDROOM : -c',541' II \ ,10 -AITHOLT THE
BATH DOUBLEWIDE! On your own lot "TEN" EXPENSE! Fully re-modeled 3
in Lar-Kee Lake in southeast part of bdrm/2 bath doublewide on quarter-acre
County! Kitchen "island" dining counter lot! Big detached garage! Big 13x25'
w/sink, "sandstone" corner wood-buring screened patio, paved drive, all modem
fireplace! INCLUDES FURNITURE appliances-and nice Isles neighborhood!
INVENTORY FOR $129,000! $129,900 CASH NOW!


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#89909 ISLES WATERFRONT PRIME ROOM TO ROAM! Full 3/2 with 2-car
LOCATION FOR UNDER $200,000! Just garage plus detached garage/shop, all on
off Taylor Creek on 30th Street one of almost an acre in Dixie Ranch Acres!
our very best spots! Sold for lot value, but Immaculate block house includes Florida
includes cust 2/2 trailer with Florida room, laundry, central vac! Delightfully
room, dock, carport, utility rm., water & landscaped! A little bit of "country" just 7
sewer! $184,900! mi. NW of town! $295,000.

#89751 FULL 3/2 ... WITH SPACE.. ON 2
LOTS FOR UNDER $120,000! Larkee
Lakes 1982 doublewide with living room,
family room, and Florida room/patio
addition! Oak-shaded, 2 carports, 2 sheds!
REDUCED TO $114,500!

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BEAUTY! Is there a better looking site for the
future on the "Rim Canal"? Attractive RG
zoned, and desirable CCMU designation on
Comprehensive Plan! Includes quality 2 bdrm.
block home w/circular drive! Just minutes
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The Brahman bowling teams
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much needed win to bring their
record to 5-7. The team was led
by Glenda Shanks' 157 and 153
high games and Christy Perry's
150 and 161 highs.

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harder fought match. They lost
the first game but came back
and won the next two games.
They also took total pins. The
Brahman boys won 5-2 and now
stand at 6-6 for the season. They
are now ranked fourth in the
conference. The team was led by
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204 high games. Sonny Lowe's
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reasonable precautions to secure
their vessels and to prevent prop-

erty damage that could result
from boats breaking away from
their mooring stations amid high
winds and rough waters.
She said vessel owners should
moor boats securely, remove
loose objects from decks and tie
down anything that can't be
moved from decks.
"Boats on trailers should be
moved inland, away from poten-

tial tidal surges," she said. "Letting
some air out of trailer tires, block-
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boat and tying it down will all
help keep your boat in place dur-
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Sports Briefs
OHS discount Bass club sponsors 441 S.E., at I p.m.
The tournament format will
cards on sale kids fishing tourney be a three-game match with
The OHS Brahman boys and The Taylor Creek Bass Club scratch scoring. Teams will con-
girls basketball teams are selling will sponsor its 20th annual Kids' sist of four members two male
their annual discount cards for Day Fishing Festival on Oct. 30 at and two female. The entry fee is
$10 each. the airboat ramp area of Okee- $60 per team, or $15 per mem-
. The card offers continuous Tantie Campground and Marina. ber. All entry forms and fees must
discounts to 18 various business- This festival will run from 10 be turned in by Oct. 24. Checks
es throughout the year. a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster should be made out to the O.H.S.
If you would like to purchase Casting Kids competition will bowling team.
your discount card, contact take place from 10 a.m. until 1 There will be trophies for first,
coach Enrico or coach Pung at p.m., followed by a live fishing second and third place, high
(863) 462-5043. competition from 1 until 4 p.m. game and high series plus a spe-
All children between the ages cial trophy for last place team
Lady Brahmans of 7-14 are encouraged to com- members. T-shirts will be on sale
pete in the Bassmaster Casting for $5 each for team members
hoop tryouts slated Kids competition. Children and $7 each for fans.
Tryouts for the Lady Brahman between 4-14 are invited to corn- For information, contact
girls varsity and junior varsity bas- pete in the live fishing competi- coach Howard at (863) 462-5025
ketball teams, originally sched- tion. Both events will be broken (days) or (863) 763-2305
uled for Monday, will be post- down into different age groups. (evenings).
poned due to Hurricane Wilma. There is no charge for this fun
Tryouts will be the day after day of fishing.
school resumes, and the follow- Refreshments willbe available OHS alumni bowlers
ing day, from 2:30 p.m. until 5 to competitors and spectators., sought for team
p.m. in the Okeechobee High For information contact Dave
School gym. Stout, vice-president of the Taylor Okeechobee High School
Girls in grades nine through 12 Creek Bass Club, Inc. at (863) (OHS) alumni bowlers are cur-
who are interested in playing bas- 467-2255. rently being sought to form a
ketball must have a current team to compete in a tournament
FHSAA physical and liability form OHS bowlers fundraiser on Nov. 6.
completed before trying out. If you bowled for OHS and
Forms can be picked up in the hSt funIdraiser would like to participate as part
main office. The Brahman bowling team of the alumni team, contact
Contact coach Carey Pung at will host its inaugural bowling coach .Gary Howard at (863) 462-
(863) 462-5025 if you have any tournament fundraiser on Nov. 6 5033 during the day, or (863) 763-
questions concerning tryouts. at the Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S. 2305 after 4 p.m.

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Pet owners should prepare for hurricane Wilma

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
As Hurricane Wilma approach-
es Florida, pet owners should be
making preparations for their own
welfare and the welfare of their
Experts now state that pets
should not be left behind. Even if
your pets do survive the storm
alone, they could escape through
broken doors or windows and
become lost.
If you must evacuate your home,
keep in mind that very few motels
will accept pets. Of all the motels
listed in the yellow pages of the tele-
phone book in Okeechobee, only
two reported that they would
accept pets. The Budget Inn, 201
South Parrott Avenue, stated that
they would accept pets, but will
charge an additional $10 fee per day
for the pet. The Pier II Resort at 2200
U.S. 441 S.E. also accepts pets. But,
they too have an additional per-day
charge for the pet.
Only three of the area veterinari-
ans contacted at the beginning of
the hurricane season will accept
pets for boarding in the event of a
hurricane. Mims Veterinary Hospi-
tal, 275 S.W 32 St., will accept ani-
mals on a first-come, first-served
basis with limited facilities avail-
able. The Okeechobee Veterinary
Hospital, 2949 S.R. 70 W, will also
board animals. If the track of the
hurricane is away from Okee-
chobee, James Letcher DVM, 2973
U.S. 441 N., will take in boarders.
Dr. Letcher explained that if a hurri-
cane is headed toward Okee-
chobee, he cannot ensure that his

building will withstand the storm
and therefore does not want to put
any of his furry or feathered
patients at risk.
Keep in mind that if power is
lost to most of the town like it was
last year, these facilities may also
be without water and power.
These veterinarians and their staff
did an outstanding job last year car-
ing for pets left in their care through
incredibly difficult conditions.
There are preparations that you
should make well in advance of the
coming storm for you and your
When you prepare your hurri-
cane supply kit, also prepare one
for your pet.
Make sure to have enough
non-perishable food, water and
whatever medication your pet may
be require for a month. Have a
mechanical can opener, a food
dish, cat litter and pan and pet
waste disposal aides in your pet
supply kit.
If you know that your pet
becomes overly agitated during a
storm, contact your regular veteri-
narian to see if he or she recom-
mends a tranquilizer or some other
way of calming the pet. A veterinar-
ian will not prescribe tranquilizers
for a pet he or she has never seen.
Sometimes a favorite toy or blanket
will help relieve some of the pet's
Keep a sturdy cage or carrier
to comfortably hold your pet, as
well as a collar and leash. Do not
attempt to confine a pet in a cage
or carrier if they are not used to
one. This will only lead to more
stress on the animal and on you.

Have all pet vaccinations up-
to-date, and keep records of these
vaccinations in a safe place.
Take several good pictures of
your pets in the event you become
separated from them. You will be
able to identify them easier if you
have pictures. Place identification
on the pet's collar or halter. Some
local residents painted their tele-
phone numbers on their horses'
sides in the event the animals got
out of the pasture.
On the subject of pastures, it
is advisable to leave your large ani-
mals out in their pastures instead of
locked in a barn. Many animals die
needlessly during Hurricane
Andrew because the barns they
were in collapsed, trapping them
inside. Make sure your fences are
in good repair and the gates
securely closed. Have clean water
available for them. Toss them extra
hay to keep them busy. Purchase
enough feed and medication to last
for two to three weeks following a
storm, as feed trucks may not be
able to deliver supplies following a
storm. After the storm, check your
pasture. If it is flooded, move the
horses to high ground to prevent
hoof problems. If possible, walk
the pasture to check for any debris
that could injure your animals.
If you have aquariums, keep
in mind that when the power goes
out the filters, pumps and aerators
will not work. Fish can only go a
short time without air in their water.
A battery-powered fishing aerator
will keep oxygen in the water and
help keep the fish alive. One local
resident kept his tropical fish alive
for over a week using two aerators

Hurricane terms reflect wind strength

A hurricane is a tropical storm
with winds that have reached a con-
stant speed of 74 miles per hour or
more. Hurricane winds blow in a
large spiral around a relative, calm
center known as the "eye." The
"eye" is generally 20 to 30 miles
wide, and the storm may extend
outward 400 miles. As a hurricane
approaches, the skies will begin to
darken and winds will grow in
strength. As a hurricane nears land,
it can bring torrential rains, high
winds, and storm surges. A single
hurricane can last for more than 2
weeks over open waters and can
run a path across the entire length of
the eastern seaboard. August and
September are peak months during
the hurricane season that lasts from
June 1 through November 30.
The center, or eye, of a hurri-
cane is relatively calm. The most
violent activity takes place in the
area immediately around the eye,
called the eyewall. At the top of the
eyewall (about 50,000 feet), most
of the air is propelled outward,
increasing the air's upward
motion. Some of the air, however,
moves inward and sinks into the
eye, creating a cloud-free area.
Tropical cyclones are classified
as follows:
Tropical Depression An
organized system of clouds and
thunderstorms with a defined cir-
culation and maximum sustained
winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or less.
Tropical Storm An organized
system of strong thunderstorms-
with a defined circulation and
maximum sustained winds of 39 to
73 mph (34-63 knots).
Hurricane -An intense tropical
weather system with a well-defined
circulation and maximum sus-
tained winds of 74 mph (64 knots)
or higher. Hurricanes are called
"typhoons" in the western Pacific,
while similar storms in the Indian
Ocean are called "cyclones."
Hurricanes form in the Atlantic
Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Indian
Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Pacific
Ocean. Hurricane winds in the
Northern Hemisphere circulate in a
counterclockwise motion around
the hurricane's center or "eye,"
while hurricane winds in the South-
ern Hemisphere circulate clock-
wise. Natural phenomena, which
affect a storm, include temperature
of the water, the Gulf Stream, and
steering wind currents. Powered by
heat from the sea, they are steered
by the easterly trade winds and the
temperate westerlies as well as by
their own ferocious energy. Around
their core, winds grow with great
velocity, generating violent seas.
Moving ashore, they sweep the
ocean inward while spawning tor-
nadoes and producing torrential
rains and floods.
In the eastern Pacific, hurri-
canes begin forming by mid-May,
while in the Atlantic, Caribbean,
and Gulf of Mexico, hurricane
development starts in June. For the
United States, the peak hurricane
threat exists from mid-August to
late October although the official
hurricane season extends through
November. Over other parts of the
world, such as the western Pacific,
hurricanes can occur year-round.
Areas in the United States vulnera-
ble to hurricanes include the
Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Texas
to Maine, the territories in the
Caribbean, and tropical areas of
the western Pacific, including
Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa,
and Saipan.
Hurricane Categories
Hurricanes are rated from 1 to 5
according to what is known as the
Saffir-Simpson Scale.
Category 1: Hurricane has a
central barometric pressure of
28.94 inches or more and winds of
74 to 95 mph. The storm is accom-

panied by a 4 to 5 foot storm surge
and causes minimal damage
Category 2: Pressure 28.5 inch-
es to 28.93 inches, winds from 96
mph to 110 mph, storm surge 6 to
8 feet, damage moderate.
Category: Pressure 27.91 inch-
es to 28.49 inches, winds from 111
mph to 130 mph, storm surge 9 to

12 feet, damage extensive.
Category4: Pressure 27.17 inch-
es to 27.90 inches, winds from 131
mph to 155 mph, storm surge 13
feet to 18 feet, damage extreme.
Category 5: Pressure less than
27.17, inches, winds greater than
155 mph, storm surge higher than
18 feet. Damage Catastrophic.

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Church News in Brief

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

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 bever-
age. Tickets are $5 each. There will

also be a white elephant sale, cake
walk, 50/50 drawing, prize give-
aways, kids games and a country
store. For information, call (863)

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 Hal-
loween alternative festival is open
to all ages and appropriate cos-
tumes. There will be games, food
and candy provided. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2171.

Church to host
Blackwood Legacy
The Blackwood Legacy group
will be in concert Wednesday, Nov.
16, at the Living Word of Faith

Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., begin-
ning at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Blackwood Legacy features Rick
Price, former lead singer of the
Blackwood Brothers Quartet, and
Perry Jones, formerly of the group
Mercy Me. For information, call
(863) 763-6869.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in
the back parking lot of the church.
The temporary gray box is stocked
and ready for anyone who needs
food. All you need is an I.D. The
hours of operation are Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 9
a.m. until noon.

Gospel Lighthouse
will meet Fridays
A newly-formed congregation,
The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet

every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the
Christian 7th Day Baptist Church,
914 N.W. Park St. There will be old
camp meeting style of preaching,
praying and singing. For informa-
tion, contact Reverend Elma J.
Hampton at (863) 357-0455.

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 vari-
ety of items including crafts, quilted
items, knives, nuts, baked goods,
white elephant items and a silent
auction. A lunch consisting of soup
and sandwiches will be available
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds
from the bazaar will to mission
projects. For information, call (863)

Community Events

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 tintil 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, contactLau-
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.

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
(863) 763-6464. -

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.


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Peace Lutheran Church offers the message that changes.

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Rev. Raymond Warren and his wife Anna Mae will be honored
at a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 28 at The Penta-
costals of Okeechobee Church.

Pentacostals honor

pastor's anniversary

The Pentecostals of Okee-
chobee will host a 25th Anniver-
sary Celebration in honor of Pas-
tor Raymond and Anna Mae
Pastor Ray and Sister Anna
moved to Okeechobee in Octo-
ber 1980 to begin their ministry
at The Pentecostals of Okee-
chobee, a United Pentecostal
The celebration will begin Fri-
day, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Rev. C. Pat-
ton Williams from Ocala, Fla.
will be the guest speaker on Fri-

day night. A picnic will be held
on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon
until 2 p.m. There will be live
music and the public is invited.
Rev. Ron Humphrey, from Ply-
mouth, Ind., will be the guest
speaker at 10 a.m. on Sunday
morning, Oct. 30. Our church is
located at 405 S.W. 10 Avenue.
The phone numbers are 863-
634-4554 or 863-634-4567. Come
and join our celebration as
church members honor their
Pastor and his wife for 25 years
of service and ministry.


Full Service Mortgage Broker
Quality Companies & Professional Service
309 S.W. Park St. 863.467.8899

First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W.2nd Street (863) 763-4021
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165


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10 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 22, 2005

At the Movies
The following movie is now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 21,
through Thursday, Oct. 27, are as
Theatre I "Exorcism of Emily
Rose" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.; Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


Head Start Project
taking applications
Okeechobee I Center, Jocated
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is current-
ly accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head
Start Program. We believe all
children can benefit from receiv-
ing educational, health and
social services offered by the
program. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in
the past 24 months, worked in
agriculture and their primary
income must come from agri-
culture. We encourage families
of children with disabilities to
apply. For information, call
(863) 467-0702 and ask for
Sylvia, Ella or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuan-
do reciven services de educa-
cion, salud y services socials
que nustro program. ofrece.
Servimos ninos de 6 semans a 5
anos. Para cualificar la familiar
deve de ver salido del condado 0
estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y
trabajado en agriculture. Con el
ingreso de la familiar de trabajo
de agriculture. Animamos que
las families con ninos incapaci-
dados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor de llamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia
0 Zila.

Redirection Center
needs volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do
you have a job skill that you
would like to teach others? Do
you belong to a civic organiza-
tion or religious organization
and would like to spread the
word? If you answered yes to
any of these questions, please
contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redi-
rection Center, (863) 357-5905.
We are looking for volunteers to
work a few hours a month with
committed youth.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as
baby clothes, furniture, small
appliances, tools, as well as golf
and fishing equipment. Call
Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
pick-up, or deliver items to 411
S.E. Fourth St.

Childbirth education
classes being offered
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition will be presenting
childbirth education classes at
the Okeechobee County Health
Department. All pregnant
women are encouraged to
attend the classes. For informa-
tion or to register for this inform-
ative class, call the Healthy Start
:office at (863) 462-5877. Every
baby deserves a healthy start.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly proper-
ty beautification awards pro-
gram. TlIe property does not
have to be for sale and is open to
residential and commercial
property throughout the county.
For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann
Watford, secretary of the board
at (863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-

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Auctions 105
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage,/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

CAT- neutered male, call to
.describe. (863)357-3225.
EYE GLASSES- prescription,
found on Hwy 70 across
from Post Office
KEYS- set of keys found at
Post Office in LaBelle, call to
identify. (863)675-5786.
LADIES RING -Lfound vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to 'identify.
MANS RING- found at landfill,
call to identify.


eyes, 1-3yrs old, huge, col-
lar, vic of Poseys Corner 70
&128th ave. (772)370-1636
or (863)763-7831.

BLACK LAB- female, about
100 lbs. spayed, no collar,'
vic of Gordy Road & Okee-
chobee Rd. REWARD.
(772)216-3045 or
(772)519-1035 / 216-2145
Lost: 1730 Nextel cell phone,
black body glove cover, RE-
WARD! (863)763-9597,
RING: Pearlw/diamonds. Lost
@ Michaels. Sentimental val-
ue. $100 Reward.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

Dark choc. brindle color, looks
like mini pitbull. Missing form
fenced yard. Please call with
any information. Very large
cash reward. (239)633-6522

Complete set. Free. You haul.
Kittens, Free to good home.
RED HEALER 1 yr old, free to
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Wooden toys are timeless classics, probably because
they're as much fun to make and give as they are to
play with. This trio of wooden toys-an old-fash-
ioned car, a biplane and a steamboat-will become
the pride of any child. .
Made primarily of scrap lumber, do-it-yourselfers
simply trace the pattern onto wood, cut out and.
assemble. The largest of the toys, the steamboat, is
12 inches long. The plan includes complete step-by-
step instructions with photos, full-size traceable pat-
terns and more.
Wooden Toys plan (No. 632)... $8.95
Wooden Toys Package (No. C125)
Three projects incl. 632 .'.. $19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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Employment -
Medical 210
EmpIloyment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

A Hi-tech company needs:
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100SW15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
Ft. Drum area, helper must be
experienced & have own hand
tools. Starting pay: $10 p/h
depending on exp. Call
407-321-2698 ext 242. Ask
for Scott Michaels or Iv msg.

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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
40d N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

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

Must be 18 years of age. Have transportation and
willing to work in a busy environment.
Apply in person atARS POWERSPORTS.

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Medical Assistant

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

Superior Water Works, Inc.
is looking for an
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
Apply in person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St., Okeechobee FL.
Your new car could be in Your next job could be in
today's paper. Have today's classified. Did
you looked for it? you look for it?

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Brighton Reservation

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

(Office Clerks, General L.)
Front desk clerical position; working with a
diverse population in a public health clinic;
bilingual English/Spanish required.
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Mona @ 863-674-4041 x125
for more details

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

F/T, Data input processor.
Windows knowledge, phone
skills. Bilingual welcome
$8/hr. Call Van
863-467-2271. or
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
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
$20/hr. for Experienced Crew
Chief. 40/hr. Min./Wk. for all
Personnel. Primary job
location in Okeechobee.
Call 863-357-6688
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
testing, www.hibbett.com
Exp. only. Willing to travel
DSL/Okee (772)201-8715
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
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

Now Hiring!
*Tow truck driver
*Fuel attendant/stock
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
Year 'Round Employment.
Call (772)465-2626

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
to 863-467-2347

Reference's Available.
Call (863)763-7876
For more information.
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
- we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered-115
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Part-; 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Marjazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
Ch;na, Classware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C, 3 1/2 ton with air handler,
$250. (863)467-7101
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR COND. PARTS- Going out
of business, Win A/C repair
shop. Motors, front covers,
etc. Sacrifice $1800 or best
offer. (561)684-9007.
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
BTU's Works good $60.

TION- $75 (407)436-1901
of Antique furniture, .
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337

condition $75
more. Like new. $200.
white, like new condition.
$430 both or trade for home
furniture. (863)675-0386
tubs. Works good. $50
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
condition, $900.

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
sep. (863)467-1965
DOOR, new pre hung, thermal
pane, full glass view, mini
blind in glass, fits 36" open-
ing, $100. (863)697-1627
FLORIDA ROOM- disassem-
bled, 12x30, fully insulated,
vinyl windows, 2 doors,
$2000 neg (863)467-9347
Red Bricks, between 200-300,
$100 will sell separately.
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
separate (863)357-2803
design w/ lots of extras. Must
seell Pd $1000+ asking
$400 neg. (863)763-6297
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifleds .

senthal China, wall additional
pieces, wheat pattern, $400
neg. (863)357-2233

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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
Call (863)763-8943

Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's & 90's
$500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-8943ask forTracy

Compaq- Pentium 3 desk pro
Win. XP many programs &
Game video card & DVD
player $200. (866)529-0057
Win. XP, Word, Games,
Complete $150.
IBM COMPUTER- complete
w/17" monitor, Win XR DVD,
CD burner, $350 or best of-
fer (863)763-2034.

lene/Oxygen tanks, hoses &
gauges, drill presses, multi
grinders, $2000

BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-2110
BED, Craftmatic, Single,
Heats, Elevates & Massages.
$500. (863)763-4248
BED- Mechanical, $95 or best
offer (863)697-0333.
Floral, $150.

couch is bone leather, $350
for all will sell separate
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
offer. (863)467-9892
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
$200 (863)467-1309.
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$225. (863)357-2110

leather, matching, $250

SOFA- 8', Off white with 4'
loveseat. Good condition.
Antique satin. $450 for both.
(863)675-1914 .
SOFA, LS & CHAIR- good
condition, like new paid
$750 asking $175
Pd $2000 asking $1000
TRUNDLE BED- Extra large,
incl dust ruffle, comforter &
2 shams. $150.
(239)246-6071 '
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$350. 863-634-5943

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

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

dition. Powerhouse fitness.
$1300 or best offer.
styler 40. 100lbs concor,
40+ exercises, triad leg syst.
$40 (863)763-3365
cal, Sears, Perfect cond., Pro-
Form Cardio Cross Trainer.
$100. (863)467-1396 Will de-
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

POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeecho-

LIFT CHAIR- excellent condi-
tion, $350 (863)801-5353.

FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, great find
motif. $650 or best offer
half moon design, w/ 4 panes
of glass, 2" high, 24" wide.
$30 (863)763-0625
JUKEBOXES, (2), Seeburg,
both play, need adjustment,
full of records, $650 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704
Rusty Wallace '92. Miller car.
Sears, programmable, whole
house. 2 yrs. old, pd $1257,
sell for $400. (863)467-1860

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
(863)763-9592 or

$20 in LaBelle area
BANJO Vega Pro 2,5 string
banjo. 1940's model. W/les-
sons $1500 (863)675-0604
each. (863)675-6214 in La-
Belle area

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.
Tan & White w/papers & micro
chip. Needs more time than I
have. $500 (863)983-5189
gallon tank, wood, w/stor-
NEEDED- for Affen Pincher,
$200 (863)983-6537.
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids. Moving,
need to sell. Papers,Will sac-
rifice $350. (863)697-2717
with tray, asking $20.

old female, red, long hair, AKC
& CKC reg. Wonderful inside
pet $350 (863)675-7662
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PARROT CAGES- (4) large,
$1100 for all will sell separ-
ate. (863)673-5038.
$100, call anytime
olive green, $250 for both or
will sep. (863)946-3585
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.

nyl, 31/2' deep, 16' around.
Chemicals & accessories in-
cluded. $150 (863)763-0252

HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.

per Magnum, new with case
and. access. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.
POOL TABLE w/ accesso-
ries, Slate. $625

(2), for home entertainment
center or stereo, $100 neg.
with DVD, $100.

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

GENERATOR, Coleman, 5000
Watts, 10 hp B&S Engine.
Used for 1 Hurricane. Like
new. $425 (863)467-7838

GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200

PSI, 6.5 h/p. $150

good condition. Accessories
included. $45 (863)467-2573
XBOX w/ chip & hard drive.
Complete system & 8 games.
$300 (863)673-5206


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

-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
AQHA, 5 yr, old, Sorrel Stal-
lion. Registered DOC'O LE-
NA/Peppy Sand Badger.
Some cutting. Working cow
horse. Gorgeous! $7500
Bosal with horse hair reins.
$850. will separate.
Passier Wintec $650 Will
separate (863)675-2106

10 yrs. old. Big horse. Very
gentle. Asking $1500.

LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
.new, $300 (863)357-5754.
LAWNMOWER, 22", Crafts-
man, self-propelled, 5hp,
good cond., runs great, $50.
Murray Riding Mower, 30"
cut, 11hp motor, excellent
condition, $300.
good condition. $75.
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $475.

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 22, 2005

Scag, 52" cut. $2000 or best
offer. (863)697-0419


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

FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044


Q o- wodor newspaper
rearets ae more popular

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

mo., util. incl., full house privi-
leges. 863-697-9074

Real Estate

Business Places -
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Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000

NEW!!! Waterfront 3B/R
homes available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376
OKEECHOBEE 2700 sq ft 4/2,
SW area, 1 ac., w/ Grandfather
Oaks, inground pool, $350000
Owner/Agent 863-634-1893.
Waterfront Home, NEW!
2 story, 4 Bed / 21/2bath,
energy efficient,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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

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/ac. lot, band to band
forest. $129,900 467-4690
Trailer w/Deck Room. 2
Bdrm., 1 Ba., On water, lake
access. $7500 possible
owner financing. Call Dawn
@ (239)825-5657
MOBILE HOME, 2 Bdrm., 1
Ba, Set up in Butch's Fish
Camp. Boat slip, Lake access.
Possible owner financing.
$8500. Call Dawn @
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda

2BA, New Roof on 2 lots.
2627 NW 1st St. Rent or op-
tion to buy. $83K 697-6397
PARK MODEL '98 furnished,
2br, 2ba, on the water w/
dock, lots of extras.
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes




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Campers.,RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035

ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trir,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors,
fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.
ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trail-
er, 161/2 Ft. w/40 hp engine.
$2000. (863)674-0067
BASS TRACKER aluminum,
17', 40HF 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,
$500. (863)484-0109
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
BOAT TRAILER, galvanized,
ood shape for 18' boat,
350. (772)342-7304
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.
$8500 (863)357-7406
Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936

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
Fisherman Deluxe, 20'. 40 hp
Mercury, Trolling motor, trlr. &
more. $6000. 863-763-2203
POWER WENCH- 12volt, nev-
er used, ball hitch adapter
plate, 10' remote control,
$275 (863)675-8420.
w/'03 60 hp 4 stroke Yamaha,
trolling & trir. Engine less than
10 Ohr. $10,900 863-467-9854
SPORTSCRAFT 151/2 Ft., Tri
Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
tires. $1500 (863)357-1642
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038

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

reem Jia series. Like new.
Pd. $450 asking $250 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area
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

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
Good shape, low hours. Runs
good. $4000 or best offer
(863)675-6568 PIs Lv Msg

31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
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
Vans 4070

5TH AVENUE '89- runs good,
needs brakes, $600 neg.
Runs great, cold air. $950
good, 4 door $1500

$900 or best offer, runs
good, (863)467-0987.
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
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.
$900 (863)983-5597
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
TOYOTA CAMRY '93- needs
work, runs, or good for
parts. $350 or best offer
vertible, exc cond, $2500
firm (863)697-6634.
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer (863)675-6214

very good condition, asking
$4500 (863)697-8679.

BRONCO II '89- good shape,
problem w/trans, eng rebuilt
45K miles, good tires, new
parts $1200 (863)805-8789

FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Full
Size, Runs needs some TLC,
$1200 (863)763-8725.
FORD EXPLORER, '98, 4x4,
59k 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.
$1300. (863)381-0432

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
?eod, $1850 or best of-

for parts. $100
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.
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$350. (863)610-1000
Needs work. $200 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
TIRES (4) like new, Firestone
P235/75R16, $225
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
$300 (863)467-8856.
RVT, 33x12.50x15, on 6 lug
aluminum wheels. $400

Community Events

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

County plans fall festival
The second annual Okeechobee County fall festival will be held Oct.
29 and Oct. 30 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70
E. Admission and parking is free for all spectators and participants. Gates
will open at noon on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Events slated for
Saturday include: arts, crafts, specialty merchandise, food and a bounce
house and slide for children. A rick-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) 634-3265.
For vendor and general event information, call (863) 763-1666.

Civil Air Patrol plans fundraiser
The Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron is attempting to
raise funds for basic operations of the unit, equipment and uniforms for
cadet members. The squadron will be holding an aircraft wash at the
Okeechobee County Airport from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. For infor-
mation 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 infor-
mation, call LydiaJean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

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 per-
forming. There is no charge for the concert. Everyone is invited. For infor-
mation, 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 Camp-
ground and Marina. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bass-
master Casting Kids competition will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.,
followed by a live fishing competition from I until 4 p.m. All children
between the ages of 7 andl4 are encouraged to compete in the Bassmas-
ter Casting Kids competition. Children between the ages of 4 and 14 are
invited to compete in the live fishing competition. For information, con-
tact Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.

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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-

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of operation
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.

4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and be in
good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be eligible to
participate in the livestock show.

Training for GaL volunteers offered
Training sessions for Guardians ad Litem volunteers will be held on
three Fridays in November Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Training sessions will be
from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W. Cal-
ifornia Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit
an application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a per-
sonal reference check and attend 30 hours of training that includes court-
room 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 appointment, 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 Disor-
der Center. Screenings are open to anyone concerned about memory

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-upcurbside area will be designated. The dinner will
include: barbeued 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.

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

Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th
Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live
music, kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a
cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and
more! Park admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and
crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire
day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at
dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for information or to request a vendor
packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis of the
Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.

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CHEVY 3/4 350 TBI, '87-
Crewcab, 4x2, runs good,
rusty but trusty, $2000 neg.
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB'91 runs
great, cold a/c, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-2494
CHEVY S10 Pick Up 1985,
Partially restored. Needs to be
finished. Runs good. $1200.
Chevy S10 Pickup, '88, runs
good, $1150 or best offer.
FORD F100 '76 New tires &
muffler system. Standard
transmission. Runs good.
$650 (863)635-1096
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-
fer. (863)467-6783
SUBURBAN '83- 3/4 ton die-
sel, overhauled transmission,
rungs good $1800

converted stock trailer, dbl.
axle, good for storage,
$1200 neg. (863)697-9704
1) 5x10 w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1300. (863)357-5754
TRAILER 14', heavy duty,
tandem drop axle, flat deck,
4x4 channel frame, 2x4 box
$1400 neg. (772)342-7304
Trailer, 10x5, drop deck, good
cond., heavy duty, $450.
Used 1 time. $850.

Needs transmission work.
$575. (561)644-1590

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