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Vol. 96 No. 296 Sunday, October 23, 2005 754 Plus tax


Hurricane
announcements
Daylight to dark curfew will
go into effect Sunday, Oct. 23. It
will remain in effect from day to
day at the discretion of Okee-
chobee County Sheriff Paul
May. All residents are asked to
stay off the streets during 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. Tues-
day, Oct. 25, has been resched-
uled for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday,
Nov.2.
Should Hurricane Wilma
affect our area, newspaper
delivery may be delayed. Our
carriers will make deliveries as
soon as it is safe.
All O.C.R.A., Pop Warner
football and Okeechobee Parks
and Recreation sporting events
have been cancelled for this
weekend.
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.,
will open at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Shelters will not admit sex-
ual predators. Sexual predators
needing shelter should go to the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Otfice. 504 N.W. Fourth Si.
The evening of prayer
scheduled for Monday, Oct. 24,
at His House Fellowship
Nazarene Church has been
postponed.
The Okeechobee Minister-
ial Association's prayer walk
scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25,
has been postponed.
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.circuitl 9.org.
The Miniature Horse Club
of South Florida show to be
held at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center has been post-
poned.
The Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center will be a stag-
ing area for relief supplies after
the hurricane is over.
After the hurricane passes,
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
containers.
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-
sary.
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S, ".7Special to Okeechobee News/Florida Farm Bureau
Louis 'Red' Larson won two awards recently. He received the 2005 Lancaster/Sunbelt
Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award on Oct. 18 in Moultrie, Ga. Joining in the
celebration are family members (from left): son Woody; daughter, Cathy Cooley; Red
Larson; wife, Reda; son, John; Florida Farm Bureau field man, Tom Hill; and, daughter
Barbara Stuart. On Oct. 14, he received the Florida Agricultural-Environmental Leader-
ship Award that was presented by Charles Bronson, commissioner of the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Larson's Dairy earns two awards


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The drive for success
remains a mystery to many who
have achieved great things.
However, Louis 'Red' Larson,
81, has a memory etched into
his mind that has helped push
him along his path to success as
owner of Larson Dairy, Inc.
Proof of that success arose
twice this month as Mr. Larson
and the dairy received coveted
awards for excellence in dairy
farming.
On Oct. 14, he received the
Florida Agricultural-Environ-
mental Leadership Award on
behalf of the dairy. The award
was presented by Charles Bron-
son, commissioner of the Flori-
da Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services.
"The environmental stew-
ardship award belongs to the
whole company. Everybody
works for it," Mr. Larson said,
pointing to all staff members'
contributions.
On Oct. 18, he was awarded
the 2005 Lancaster/Sunbelt
Expo Southeastern Farmer of
the Year award, an eight-state
competition. He was named


Lake locks



to close today


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
reports that navigation locks
from the Kissimmee Chain of
Lakes through Lake Okee-
chobee will be closed to naviga-
tion beginning at 4 p.m. or earli-
er, *depending on weather
conditions, on Sunday, Oct. 23,
in preparation for Hurricane
Wilma.
Lake Okeechobee navigation
locks will operate as normal until
noon on Sunday. Beginning at
noon, however, locktenders will
only allow boaters to leave the
lake. Boaters from coastal com-
munities or at marinas within the
Herbert Hoover Dike are encour-
aged to make safe harbor
arrangements by noon on Sun-
day. This includes the following
locks: G-36, S-135, S-193, S-127,
S-131, and S-310 on Lake Okee-
chobee.
Navigation locks along the
Okeechobee Waterway from the
Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico are
operated by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (USACE). Naviga-


tion information for these locks
may be obtained by phoning the
USACE Clewiston Field Opera-
tions Center at (863) 983-8101.
The S-61 navigation lock at
Lake Tohopekaliga and S-65, S-
65A, S-65C, S-65D and S-65E nav-
igation locks on the south end of
the channelized river (C-38
canal) will be closed beginning
at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and
Kissimmee River navigation
locks include: S-61, S-65, S-65A,
S-65C, S-65D, and S-65E.
SFWMD has begun imple-
menting pre-storm activities and
protocols. The district is closely
monitoring the projected storm
track, along with water levels in
regional canals, lakes and water
storage areas and will re-evaluate
conditions regularly during this
period and reopen the area to
navigation as soon as the situa-
tion warrants.
For more information, con-
tact the SFWMD Citizen Informa-
tion Line at (877) 429-1294 or
(561) 682-6234.


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Louis 'Red' Larson brought home two impressive awards
this month. On Oct. 14, he received the Florida Agricultur-
al-Environmental Leadership Award issued by the Florida
Department of Agriculture. On Oct. 18, he received the
2005 Lancaster/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the
Year award, an eight-state competition.


Florida Lancaster/Sunbelt Expo
. Southeastern Farmer of the Year
in June and competed for the
award with state winners from
Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina,


Tennessee, and Virginia.
Winning both awards, and
adding them to the long list of
accomplishments Mr. Larson

See Award Page 2


Judge's family raised in LaBelle


By Lynda Rider
As told to MaryAnn Morris
LABELLE Herbert A. Rider
was the first judge here in Hendry
County in 1923. When he first
came here from Georgia, he rent-
ed a room until he found a house,
then he went back up and
brought the family down to live. It
was so desolate back then Mama
Rider thought she had come to
the end of the world. The house
they lived in and his law office is
the museum now. It's not quite a
"dog run house."
Granddaddy lost the next elec-
tion, so he went back to being an
attorney. Citrus, cattle and farm-


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
,



ing have always been big busi-
ness. Lumber, too, was big busi-
ness in the early days, particularly
in this area with all the big oak,
pine and cypress trees. Now,
some of those sawmills were


portable. When they'd logged
out one area, they'd just pack up
the mill equipment and move on
to the next.
Mrs. Sears of Sears and Roe-
buck brought her big sawmill
down from the panhandle to an
area about 10 or 12 miles south of
LaBelle after the 1926 hurricane.
Everything had to be rebuilt then
and again after the 1928 storm.
The railroad had come down and
built a depot and "railroad hous-
es" they rented to the workers.
The sawmill had its own com-
missary, managed by G.R. Hatch
with room for his family to live in
See LaBelle Page 2


Special to Okeechobee News/Florida Archives
The Everett Hotel in LaBelle was built in 1911-12 about where
the LaBelle Library is now. It has a dining room, and its own
swimming pool. It was a favorite gathering place for social and
business events.


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2 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 23,2005


More hurricane
announcements
All classes and activities of
Indian River Community College
(IRCC) will be cancelled
through Monday, Oct. 24, at all
campuses.
The Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals meeting that was
scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25,
has been cancelled and will be
rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The livestock market will
be closed on Monday, Oct. 24.
The emergency depart-
ment at Raulerson Hospital will
continue operation 24 hours a
day, however, visitor access dur-
ing the storm will be limited. If
you have an outpatient proce-
dure scheduled for early in the
week, please call central sched-
uling at 863-824-2839.
Glades County Emergency
Management has issued a volun-
tary evacuation order, Saturday,
Oct. 22, for those living in
mobile homes and in low-lying
flood prone areas.
e Glades County will have
the following shelters open at
noon on Sunday, Oct. 23: West
Glades Elementary School in
Muse; Maple Grove Baptist
Church in Lakeport; VFW in
Buckhead Ridge; and, Glades
County Health Dept. for SPE-
CIAL NEEDS ONLY.
All Glades County schools,
government offices and Moore
Haven City Hall will be closed
on Monday, Oct. 24.
Per Glades County Sheriff's
Dept., a curfew will go into
effect midnight Sunday from
dawn to dusk until further
notice.
The Glades County Emer-
gency Operations Center will be
at a level 1, 24-hour operations
beginning 7 a.m., Sunday.
Glades County residents can call
our rumor control line at 946-
6060 or 6021.
Stay tuned to local radio
and television stations for offi-
cial emergency information
from the Glades County Emer-
gency Operations Center.
There is a voluntary evacu-
ation notice in effect for all
campers and recreation vehicles
in Okeechobee campgrounds.


News Briefs

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

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 2
OKEECHOBEE State Rep-
resentative Frank Attkisson,
chairman 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 Com-
missioners chambers, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential leg-
islation. Members of the com-
munity, as well as local and
county governments, may pres-


ent their concerns to the delega-
tion 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.

Project HOPE
offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE People
who have been displaced to
Okeechobee due to Hurricane
Katrina can contact Project
HOPE (Helping Our People in
Emergencies), 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., at (863)634-1410, for
crisis counseling and referral to
various agencies.


Listen to radio for storm updates


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
Storm related news is available
on the radio.
Tune your radio (battery-oper-
ated or car if you don't have
power) to IRCC radio station
WQCS (88.9 FM) at 7 a.m., 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m., for information for res-
idents of Okeechobee County.
After a declared state of emer-
gency, Okeechobee County Emer-
gency Managers will broadcast
local information. Your regular
information will be broadcast as


Award

Continued From Page 1
has achieved over the years,
speaks volumes about a man's
quest to ensure success.
Scanning back over the years
to his childhood, Louis 'Red' Lar-
son pinpointed a moment in time
that was pivotal in his young life
and set him on a course for suc-
cess as a dairy farmer.
He was born in 1924 in South
Dakota, where his father was. a
general farmer raising corn, pota-
toes, oats and hay. He milked
some cows and fed hogs and
steers. All went well until the
1930s when the Dust Bowl hit and
devastated farming. His father lost
the farm.
"As an 8-year-old, I remember
seeing those cows being loaded
up and driven away, and that left a
lasting impression that gave me
the ambition to succeed," Mr. Lar-
son said.
He said the experience also
made him conscious of sound
economic practices. Diversifica-
tion was not part of the equation.
"I never wanted to venture out
too far to stay sound financially.
Do what you know," is his tenet,
he said.
The Florida Farm Bureau nom-
inated Larson Dairy for the Agri-
cultural-Environmental award.
Nominations were received in
April and reviewed by a screening
committee. The top five or six out
of as many as 100 applications are
culled out, and the top ones go to
a selection committee and are
ranked.
Ranking criteria include envi-
ronmental benefits of the farm's
operations, economic viability,
replicability, regulatory vs. volun-
tary programs, and


LaBelle

Continued From Page 1
the back of the building. The work-
ers could buy their food, tobacco
and such at the commissary.
Instead of money they used little
wooden tokens they called "bab-
bit" to pay for what they needed.
Much of the lumber from Mrs.
Sears' mill was used to build pre-
fabricated houses; people knew
them as "Sears Roebuck houses".
They said the Florida yellow pine
and cypress was so hard they had
to keep sharpening the blades of
the saws and replace them fre-
quently. Those houses were sold all


usual during an emergency, if and
when possible.
If you are listening to the car or
truck radio, be sure there is plenty
of ventilation. Carbon monoxide is
odorless and kills.
Listen for updates from area-
wide emergency authorities. Situa-
tions can change rapidly, so keep
listening periodically.
Please help emergency person-
nel do their jobs. Do not use your
telephone or cellular phone
except to report a life-threatening
situation or call your out-of-town
emergency contact. Do your part


innovation/leadership.
John Miller, dairy chief at the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture, said this of Mr. Larson: "He
has been a leader in the dairy
industry forever and very active in
the milk cooperative. Back when
dairies were having problems, he
started putting in lagoons. He was
proactive, taking a step forward.
He made very many, and expen-
sive, changes to the dairy to meet
environmental benefits. He was
ahead of the curve so he could
stay in business. He has contin-
ued to benefit the dairy industry
and the community."
Mr. Larson said, "We were for-
tunate to be selected for the agri-
cultural award."
He described some of the
problems in the 1980s and how
he changed his practices. He said
the dairy industry was pointed to
at the time as contributing to
problems with the Okeechobee
basin where water runs toward
the lake.
"There were just a few of us
and it was easy to identify," he
said, adding, "so rather than
being part of the problem, we
wanted to be part of the solution."
Mr. Larson was one of the first
dairy farmers locally to install a
simple lagoon system that gradu-
ally turned into a two-stage sys-
tem that separates solids from liq-
uid waste and both are used in
farming operations.
Tom Hill, a field man with the
Florida Farm Bureau, nominated
Mr. Larson for the Sunbelt award.
"I was thrilled to death to get
him nominated. He is an out-
standing individual," Mr. Hill said.
Bill Berman, owner of Davie
Dairy, which won the Ag-Environ-
mental award in 1995, said that he
has known Mr. Larson to be a
leader on all dairy issues since he
was a youngster, "not just on envi-


over the country. The community
at Sears had a post office, located
inside the commissary, a gas station
and brick school for grades one
through six. It really was a "regular
community."
When the Sears mill closed, sev-
eral of those houses and buildings
were moved up here to LaBelle. I'm
told that the two story white build-
ing across the street from the post
office was moved from the area of
Sears' mill, as was my parents'
home, the Dennis Small's. Sears'
wasn't the only sawmill, Brown
Tiger Ridgdill had a sawmill and
Arbuthnot had abig one that had its
own commissary store, where
Carts Plaza is now on S.R. 29, and


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to help keep all phone lines clear.
Communications may not be
available or may be sporadic. Real-
ize that repairs will take time.
Check your telephones for dial
tone. If you don't have a dial tone,
try unplugging all the phones.
Then plug in one at a time and lis-
ten again for a dial tone. This way
you can see if the telephone itself is
broken or if the phone service is
completely out. If your house is the
only one in your neighborhood
that's out, use your cellular phone,
or a neighbor's phone to report it
to the telephone company.


ronmental issues."
He explained that in the whole
management scheme, Mr. Larson
began replacing the old barns
with state-of-the-art confinement
barns. "They keep the cows con-
fined inside the barns and pro-
vides fans and misters to keep the
cows cool. He developed a sys-
tem that would collect all waste
from the barns and has two
young and active grandsons who
joined the business and are mak-
ing an impact."
Mr. Berman said that Mr. Lar-
son is in a category all by himself.
"He has the biggest dairy opera-
tion in the county."
Woody Larson, owner of three
dairy farms, is proud of his dad's
accomplishments. He spoke
about his dad's environmental
leadership.
"He has done a lot over the
years on environmental leader-
ship. Typically, he has been the
first or among the first to try
something new. When the wave
of environmental pressure arose
in the mid 80s and the focus on
Lake Okeechobee first came to
light, he responded," he said.
The younger Mr. Larson talked
about various waves of improve-
ment that kept coming and how
his dad always wanted to get bet-
ter by using BMPs (Best Manage-
ment Practices).
"It's a work in progress the
whole idea of environmental
improvement," he said. "We will
probably never accomplish what
we want to, but we will keep get-
ting better. My dad has accom-
plished a lot and we need to focus
on our successes and not our
shortcomings."
What does the son think of his
dad's accomplishments and the
recent awards?
"Dad is always your hero," he


Brown's mill was east of town,
down City Ditch Road. I remember
when I would stay with my Grand-
mother Rudd; we would walk
along a little pathway that wound in
around the big piles of sawdust at
Arbuthnot's mill when we walked
into town.
Edgar Everett Goodno, my fos-
ter grandfather came from Kansas
to Fort Myers in 1894 to take care of
his ailing mother. He said he was
going to see that she lived to be 100
years old and she did. He started
out selling cold drinks and sand-
wiches to boaters on the river at
Fort Myers and saving every nickel
he could. He came up the river to
Fort Thompson (near Port LaBelle),
which was "so pretty it took your
breath away." He said, "One day
I'm going to own some of this!"
And he did. He bought land from
Captain Hendry and eventually
platted out what is now LaBelle.
This was property owned by Cap-
tain Hendry, for whom Hendry
County is named.
The property included his large,
two-story home, which he remod-
eled into a hotel.
"He had goats and horses and
stables and a garden too where he
raised produce for the hotel patrons
to enjoy good, home cooked
meals. Eventually he built an ice
plant and a light plant there which
also serviced the LaBelle area.
"Then Hamilton Disston came
with his machinery and opened up
the whole river through to Lake
Okeechobee. Before Disston, they
say, there was a rapids or waterfall
six or seven feet high on the river.
"My father's family came from
southeast Georgia around 1925-26.
Back then, in and around LaBelle,
we used to have what were called
artesian wells. It was sulfur water
and it was ice cold. The well water
had a not-so-good odor, but that
dissipated after "setting a spell."
"The hotel was a big one. It had
12 rooms, all around a central
indoor "courtyard," its own dining
room, sun room and even a swim-
ming pool. The water was so cold,
being fed from the flowing artesian
well across the street in Goodno
Park. I never went in, some people
did, but it was too cold for me!






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afternoon. The name of the driver and possible occupants
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Tickets on sale for '110 in the Shade'


Tickets went sale Monday, Oct.
17, for the Okeechobee Communi-
ty Theater's (OCT) fall musical pro-
duction, "110 in the Shade", which
will be presented for four perform-
ances, Nov, 4, 5, 11, and 12, at 8
p.m., each evening in the theater
behind the Golden Corral Restau-
rant on S.W Second Avenue at Sev-
enth Street.
Reserved seating tickets are $10
each, and may be purchased at
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, on South Parrott Ave.,
between North and South Park
Streets.
"110 in the Shade" is based on
the play "The Rainmaker", by N.
Richard Nash. It was made into a


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non-musical hit movie which
starred Kathryn Hepburn and Burt
Lancaster.
The leading roles in the show
are being played by two newcom-
ers to OCT productions. Linda Maz-
zola, a mother of twins, will be seen
as Lizzie, a young woman who has
been told for so long that she is
"plain" that she has come to
believe it.
Bill Starbuck, the smooth-talk-
ing con-man, is being portrayed by
Daniel Hamby, who, aside from his
mobile home business, also per-
forms regularly as an impersonator
of various country music entertain-
ers.
Returning to the OCT stage is


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Mike Zierdan, in the part of File, the
local sheriff. Zierdan is a veteran of
numerous productions, including
leading singing roles in "Okla-
homa!", "The Pajama Game",
"Guys and Dolls" and "Damn Yan-
kees." Additionally, he has been
seen in non-musicals such as "The
Miracle Worker", "Moon Over Buf-
falo" and last season's "Over the
River and Through the Woods."
Also appearing as Lizzie's well-
meaning father, is Okeechobee
High School social studies teacher,
Tom Murray, back from his per-
formance in last year's "Blame it on
the Movies." Paul Buxton, of Bux-
ton's Funeral Home, follows roles
in such productions as "Carousel",


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and "Dearly Departed", as Lizzie's
older brother, Noah. Kevin Lute,
who starred in last season's "Over
the River and Through the Woods",
will be seen as younger brother,
Jim. Lute is a teacher at Osceola
Middle School.
Rounding out the large cast are:
Jordan Bean, Jordan Canevari,
Raye Deusinger, Brian Garza, Sonya
Hamby, JoAnn Kane, Amanda
Lamberti, Aric Majere, Alex Ming,
Joanie Moffatt, Larry Paxton, Scotty
Rae, Tina Welborn, Rahl Wilkin-
son, Cathy Womble, David
Womble, and Kim Womble. The
pianist is Sara-Kay Knoche. Co-
directors are Ron and Jacques
Hayes.


Essay contest encourages teen investing


TALLAHASSEE-Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher today unveiled an essay con-
test aimed at encouraging investor
education among middle and high
school students in Florida. The
contest, "Cash in on Your Money
Smarts," offers teens a chance at
more than $7,500 in prizes
statewide, with a top individual
award of $750 for one student in
each of five geographic regions.
"This contest offers Florida
teens a unique opportunity to be
rewarded for their knowledge of
smart investing and their persua-
sive writing skills," said Mr. Gal-
lagher. "Learning these valuable
skills now will help pave the way
for a lifetime of financial success."
The essay contest is part of Mr.
Gallagher's statewide public edu-
cation initiative, Your Money, Your
Life, which is designed to help
Floridians make better informed


financial decisions. Mr. Gallagher
launched the program in 2004 after
learning that many Floridians put
themselves at financial risk by wait-
ing too late to save and by running
up debt. The program includes a
comprehensive educational web-
site available at www.your-
moneyyourlife.org.
The essay contest, "Cash in on
Your Money Smarts," is open to
Florida teens who are between the
ages of 14 and 18. Students must
submit a 1000-word essay to the
Florida Department of Financial
Services by January 27, 2006.
Essays may be submitted eledtroni-
cally or by mail, in English or Span-
ish.
Each essay contest participant
will be asked to consider and write
a comprehensive response to the
following question: "If you had
$100,000 to invest, what would you
invest in and why?" The response


Price gouging hotline open


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
is reminding consumers that the
department's price-gouging hotline
remains activated as Hurricane
Wilma approaches the state.
A state of emergency remains in
effect from Florida's previous hurri-
canes this year Dennis, Katrina
and Rita and, it may be extended
for another 60 days if Governor Jeb
Bush issues an executive order
declaring an emergency for Hurri-
cane Rita.
Under Florida law, it is illegal to
charge excessive or exorbitant
prices for essential items includ-
ing gasoline, shelter, f:,oi.j. water,
ice, lumber or, generators while
the state is under an emergency


order unless the increases in the
amount charged are attributable to
additional costs incurred by retail-
ers.
Mr. Bronson is encouraging resi-
dents who witness what they
believe are any price-gouging inci-
dents to report it at once to his
department's price-gouging hotline
at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-
7352).
Commissioner Bronson is also
reminding horse and pet owners
who may be evacuating that updat-
ed lists of emergency equine shel-
ters, pet-friendly motels and associ-
ated links are listed on his
department's Division of Animal
Industry web site under the emer-
gency management section. The
division's web site is
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/ai/.


should address why you would
invest in certain companies or
products, what information you
used to back up your investment
decisions, and how investing can
help you meet your money goals.
Judging the contest will be rep-
resentatives from the Florida Coun-
cil on Economic Education, a non-
profit organization that supports
financial education initiatives in
schools and businesses statewide.
In addition, department employees
Fred Varn and Greg Thomas, who
also serve on the Leon County and
Wakulla County School Boards
respectively, will participate in the
judging process.
Cash prizes will be awarded to
each of the top three essays in five
regions across the state, for a total
of 15 winners. First place offers a
$750 cash reward, second place
garners $500 and third place is
$250. For complete contest details,


to download an essay application
or submit an essay electronically,
log on to www.fldfs.com and click
"Cash in on Your Money Smarts."
Support for the "Cash in on
Your Money Smarts" essay contest
comes from the Investor Protec-
tion Trust, a fund created in 2003
from a multi-million dollar settle-
ment reached with federal regula-
tors. A portion of the fund was ear-
marked for investor/financial
education.
"The 'Cash in on Your Money
Smarts' contest dovetails with
classroom efforts and, just as
importantly, gives families of stu-
dents a way to get involved," said
Mr. Gallagher.
Mr. Gallagher also said that
department staff is available to con-
duct presentations in schools
across the state to help teach basic
financial management skills to
Florida students.


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YARD SALE: I just wanted to let some of the residents in the Bass-
wood area know that having a yard sale is one thing, but when you
have a yard sale every weekend trying to sell the same items that no
one has bought during the first 100 yard sales that were held, it gets old
and it is starting to become depressing to the other members of the
community. If you like selling junk because it is your passion, then
open a thrift store, or a stand in the local flea market. But please, stop
trying to sell the same junk, it really does get old!

WHEELCHAIR IN THE ROAD: This morning (Oct. 20) at 6:30 a.m.,
a motorized wheelchair crossed U.S. 441 right in front of me. This per-
son didn't even look for traffic she just rode right out into the high-
way. I hit my brakes on the northbound side and the people on the
southbound side started doing the same. This isn't the first time that
this has happened. I see motorized wheelchairs traveling along major
traffic lanes all the time. These people should help drivers by at least
wearing light clothing, having reflectors like a bicycle, a tall flag and
realize that they certainly don't have the right of way in the middle of
roads and they could be killed cutting in and out of traffic. They are so
difficult to see, much less having, reckless wheelchair drivers.

AN IDEA FOR DISCUSSION: I just have an idea I would like to throw
out. Since they are having the Green Market and letting businesses sell
their produce there, could they have a section for backyard produce?
Maybe set aside a little area where people could come and sell what
they grow themselves, and have it be at no booth charge or a very
small fee, as long as they clean up after themselves. I see kids on the
side of the road with their signs, trying to sell what they grow in their
own gardens. Wouldn't it be great if there was a free area for these
youngsters to sell their vegetables and fruits? Just wanted to get that
out there for discussion.

POP WARNER: I think the Pop Warner guys are doing a great job
establishing a football team for Okeechobee County. It's hats off to
those guys and I think that the community really needs to get behind
them. They are doing an outstanding job.

STORM ARGUMENT: I am just wondering if you could settle an.
argument. Someone said that the first storm this year was in May, but 1.
thought that it was in July. Could you please settle this for us? (Editor's
Note: Hurricane Adrian was the first storm of the season in the Pacific
and struck San Salvador on May 20. The first hurricane of the Atlantic
hurricane season was Arlene, which made landfall at Pensacola on
June 11. Tropical Depression I formed on June 8, then became Tropi-
cal Storm Arlene on June 9.)

FOUND PURSE: Thank you to the lady who found my purse in the
Walgreen's parking lot. I'm singing your praises. Thank you so much
again.


Community Events

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

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry work-
ing 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. Volunteers are also needed to work on the following
committees: public relations, fundraising, legal advice, family
support and volunteer coordination. An experienced bookkeep-
er is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.


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Upcoming Events

Sunday
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.

Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orientation
is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County. This
meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will be at the
IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the
Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at8 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
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are
invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal arid/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.

Wednesday
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 sup-
port 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.

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 (Intema-
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 informa-
tion.
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 meet at 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or
call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
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 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
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

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

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

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 meet-
ing Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the
boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700
S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the
community to identify issues, collaborate and share information
regarding services for children and their families. Guest speakers
will be Lonnie Kirsch, homeless liaison for Okeechobee County;
Tom Jones and Lindsey Mann, from Eckerd Youth Alternatives,
and Ken Kenworthy will present the Safe and Drug Free report.
The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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

Book group's schedule announced
The Okeechobee County Library book discussion group will
begin meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27. The group's schedule is:
Thursday, Oct. 27, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi a
memoir and literary criticism by a former Iranian professor who
secretly teaches western literature in her living-room.; Thursday,
Nov. 17, "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. This novel tells the
story of Amir, the son of a wealthy businessman and of his
father's servant's son, Nassan. Amir grows up in 1970s
Afghanistan, leaving during the war and returning there to live as
a man.; Thursday, Dec. 15, "Nickels and Dimes" by Barbara
Ehrenreich a journalist records how difficult it is to sustain
oneself on minimum wage.; and, Thursday, Jan. 26, "Master
Butcher's Singing Club" by Louise Erdrich. This is a novel woven
with intrigue, romance and humor, and is an emotionally com-
plex 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 Okee-
chobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Central Elementary hosts carnival
Central Elementary School will host their annual Halloween
Carnival on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. Carnival activities
will include games, pony rides, a hay ride and a haunted house.
Snacks will be sold near the outdoor games. In the cafeteria, din-
ner will be served for $8 for adults and $4 for children. The adult
menu includes roast beef and fried chicken. The children's
menu features chicken, pizza or macaroni and cheese. Tickets
for carnival activities are 50 cents each and can be purchased in
advance from the school office. Tickets will also be sold at the
door.

O.H.S. hosts band festival
The final planning meeting for the Florida Bandmasters Asso-
ciation Marching Band Festival to be hosted by Okeechobee
High School will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. in
the OHS lecture hall. The actual festival will be Saturday, Oct. 29.
The O.H.S. Blazin' Brahman Band will perform along with 13
other marching bands from several surrounding counties. Food
and drinks will be available throughout the afternoon and
evening. Gates will open at 3 p.m. The Osceola and Yearling
Middle School bands will open the event by playing the Star
Spangled Banner at 3:30 p.m. Tickets will be $5 per person. The
O.H.S. Band Alumni (and their parents) are needed to make this
event a success. If you cannot attend the planning meeting but
would like to help, call band director Amy Wood at (863) 462-
5025 or Karin Ammons at (863) 763-3131.

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.






The Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 23, 2005 o


Stay safe when using generators and grills Classifieds work: Page 12


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
After a hurricane, electric power
may be out for days or weeks.
Other sources for power or heat
should be used with care.
The National Disaster Education
Coalition offers these tips for safely
using generators and grills:
Only use a generator, gas grill
or charcoal grill out-of-doors, away
from open windows or doors.
Burning fuels give off carbon
monoxide. It is poisonous. You can-
not see it or smell it, but it can kill.
This has nothing to do with the
smoke or fumes. Even if you smell
nothing, carbon monoxide will be
there. If you feel sick, or dizzy, get
outside into fresh air immediately.
If you are using a generator,
plug appliances directly into the
generator. If you cannot, use only
heavy-duty outdoor extension


cords. Electric shock or fire is a haz-
ard with light-duty indoor extension
cords. Check that the cord you plan
to use has no cuts or tears and has
all three prongs on the plug. Other-
wise, don't use it.
Check that the cord you plan
to use and the generator itself is
rated for the total wattage of every-
thing you plan to plug into the gen-
erator at the same time. Electrical
wattage is usually shown on a label
on each appliance or is printed on
the extension cord itself. Light bulb
wattage is printed on the bulb.
"Watts" is often abbreviated as a
"W". In other words 60W means
60 watts.
If it is rated for less wattage,
omit some items and re-plan,
adding up the total wattage to be
sure the generator and extension
cord will be okay. Burning up a gen-
erator or power cord in the middle
of an emergency is NOT what you


want to do! Neither do you want to
risk damaging an appliance. If your
generator does not produce ade-
quate power for all your needs,
stagger the operating times for vari-
ous items.
Put the generator under a tarp
on poles or other cover to keep it
dry. If you touch a wet generator
when it is running you can get a
nasty electrical shock.
Refuel generator only when it is
cool and turned off. Gasoline can
ignite on a hot surface. Store any
fuel away from open flame such as
pilot lights, propane flame,
kerosene lamps, and charcoal
grills. You don't need a fire hazard
on top of everything else.
Laptop computers should not
be plugged into a generator. The
power is not steady enough and it
could damage the computer.
If you are not sure about the
amount of power that will be need-


ed, ask an electrician to figure it for
you.
Never try to power the house
wiring by connecting the generator
to a wall outlet. This is an extremely
dangerous practice that risks the
electrocution of utility workers and
neighbors served by the same utili-
ty transformer. It also bypasses
some of the built-in household pro-
tection devices. The only recom-
mended method to connect a gen-
erator to house wiring is by having
a qualified electrician install a
power transfer switch. This switch
must be installed .in accordance
with the National Electrical Code
(NEC), which is published by the
National Fire Protection Associa-
tion, and all applicable state and
local electrical codes.
Information for this article cour-
tesy National Disaster Education
Coalition, Washington D. C,
www.disastereducation.org.


Hurricanes may leave some people homeless


By MaiyAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
If, after you've survived a hurri-
cane, you find, or authorities tell
you that you your house is unsafe to
live in, even temporarily, what do
you do? The National Disaster Edu-
cation Coalition offers the following
tips:
Call relatives to see if they can
help. Relatives may be outside the
disaster area or may have less dam-
age. Make arrangements for pets if
you need to. If you have no relatives
in the area, friends are next. Call
them. Go see them. Maybe they can
use your help, too.
Check with the local Red
Cross to see what facilities are avail-
able.
Before you leave your proper-
ty, if you are still there or can return
safely, be sure electricity is turned
off at the breaker panel. Turn off all
gas connections, inside and out.
Clean up any spills, particularly
flammable liquids, gasoline, clean-
ing fluids, etc. Try to cover holes in
roofs and broken windows to keep
out weather until a proper repair
can be made.
Check for electrical hazards,
wet or flooded electrical outlets or
overhead lights. Check for gas
leaks: listen for a hissing noise,
check carefully for the odor of gas.
Shut off all valves and call the gas
company immediately. Check for
damage to water pipes or sewer
pipes and call the utility company to
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report any damage.
Shut off valves. Give utility
companies a telephone number
where you can be reached as soon
as you can.


Empty out refrigerator and
freezer. If in doubt, throw it out!
Don't try to save refrigerated food
that has been without cooling any
length of time or frozen food with-


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6 SPORTS


FWC developing youth program


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is seeking partners to
help launch its new Youth Hunt-
ing Program. The program aims
to provide quality hunting experi-
ences for 12 to 17 year olds to
increase the number of youths
involved in hunting.
The FWC is looking for
landowners and/or hunting clubs
to host weekend youth hunts;
volunteers to be trained as hunt-
masters, hunter safety instruc-
tors, cooks or guides; and organi-
zations to help sponsor this new
program.
Because the number of
hunters in Florida has declined
during the past decade, the FWC


is looking to establish relation-
ships with other concerned con-
servation organizations to use
this program as a tool to recruit
and train tomorrow's safe
hunters. The Shikar Safari Club
already has partnered with the
FWC and is providing the fund-
ing for initial start-up costs, but
the program is going to require
substantially more assistance if it
is to be successful.
While introducing Florida's
youth to the hunting tradition,
the Youth Hunting Program can
benefit landowners by assisting
them with their wildlife manage-
ment practices by helping them
reduce does, hogs and other
species the biologists want to


manage on their property. All the
landowners or hunting clubs
need to do is provide access to
their land, and the FWC will do
the rest.
"We promise to run safe, pos-
itive, educational and mentored
youth hunts and are looking for
all types of year-round hunting
opportunities including deer,
turkey, hogs, exotics, dove, small
game and waterfowl," said Alan
Busenbark, FWC's hunter safety
business manager.
"The goal for the first year of
the program is to train at least 25
volunteers throughout the state
to be huntmasters to lead future
youth-training hunts. Along with
enlisting these volunteers, anoth-


er goal is to establish landowner
relationships and secure addi-
tional funding to ensure the
future growth of the program,"
Busenbark said.
If you are a landowner or
hunting club wishing to donate a
weekend youth hunt on your
property, an individual who can
volunteer your time and expertise
in planning and leading youth
hunts or an organization who can
help sponsor this unique pro-
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Sports Briefs


LadyBrahmans
hoop tryouts slated
Tryouts for the Lady Brahman
girls varsity and junior varsity bas-
ketball teams, originally scheduled
for Monday and Tuesday, will be
postponed due to Hurricane
Wilma. There will be no school on
Monday.
Tryouts will be the day after
school resumes, and the following
day, from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. in
the Okeechobee High School gym.
Girls in grades nine through 12
who are interested in playing bas-
ketball must have a current FHSAA
physical and liability form complet-
ed before trying out. Forms can be
picked up.in the main office.
Contact coach Carey Pung at
(863) 462-5025 if you have any


questions concerning tryouts.

Bass club sponsors
kids fishing tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will
sponsor its 20th annual Kids' Day
Fishing Festival on Oct. 30 at the air-
boat ramp area of Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina.
This festival will run from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster Cast-
ing Kids competition will take place
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed
by a live fishing competition from 1
until 4 p.m.
All children between the ages of
7-14 are encouraged to compete in
the Bassmaster Casting Kids com-
petition. Children between 4-14 are
invited to compete in the live fishing
competition. Both events will be


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For information contact Dave
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Links tourney
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The Waldau 14th annual golf
tournament and party to benefit
junior golf will be held Friday, Nov.
4, at the Fairways Golf Course at the
KOA Campground and Resort,
4276 U.S. 441 S.
Golfers will have their choice of
either an 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. shot-


gun start.
The tournament format will be
four-person scramble. Tournament
fees are $40 per person and
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Waldau's Dinner and Dance Party
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ing at 6 p.m. Space is limited so sign
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Participation in the golf tournament
is not necessary to attend the din-
ner/dance. Dinner/dance tickets are
$20 per person and must be pur-
chased by Nov. 1. To attend the
dance only, a donation of $10 per
person will be accepted at the door
after 7:30 p.m.
. For information or to register,
contact Bridgette at (863) 467-7300.
For more about Waldau's Junior
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Storm prompts consumer alert about scams


TALLAHASSEE Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist has urged Floridi-
ans and visitors to take all necessary
safety precautions as Hurricane
Wilma approaches the state and to
be alert for unscrupulous business-
es operators who try to take advan-
tage of them.
Mr. Crist mobilized his office and
staffed a toll-free hotline at 1-866-9-
NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226) to han-
dle consumer calls over possible
price gouging. The Attorney Gener-
al's action follows Governor Jeb
Bush's official declaration of a state
of emergency for all of Florida due
to Wilma, extending the ongoing
state of emergency that hasbeen in
effect from Hurricanes Dennis, Kat-
rina and Rita.
'Above all else, Floridians need
to be concerned with their
safety,"said Mr. Crist.
"Unfortunately, Florida has
become all too familiar with the
many threats hurricanes and tropi-
cal storms can bring, including
price gouging. Our office is here to
protect them from being victimized


a second time."
Those who suspect price goug-
ing before or after the storm should
call the Attorney General's hotline
at 1-866-966-7226, and investigators
will look into the complaint. Florida
law prohibits extreme increases in
the price of such commodities as
food, water, hotels, ice, gasoline,
lumber and equipment needed as a
direct result of an officially declared
emergency.
Under Florida law, a commodi-
ty's price is unconscionable if the
increase in the price represents a
"gross disparity" from the average
price of that commodity during the
30 days immediately prior to the
declared emergency. This applies
unless the increase is attributable to
additional costs incurred by the sell-
er or to national or international
market trends.
Violators of the price gouging
statute are subject to civil penalties
of $1,000 per violation, up to a total
of $25,000 for multiple violations
committed in a single 24-hour peri-
od. A new law enacted this year


criminalizes price gouging and pro-
vides that during a declared state of
emergency, any person who offers
goods and services for sale to the
public without possessing an occu-
pational license commits a second-
degree misdemeanor.
Mr. Crist also cautioned con-
sumers to be wary of business
scams that might arise in the wake
of Wilma, including building repair
and tree removal companies that
come into storm-affected areas.
The Attorney General said residents
should deal whenever possible
with established local companies
when they contract for repairs or
arrange financing to pay for .any
repairs that might not be covered
by insurance.
Consumers should be wary of
any unsolicited "contractor" who
knocks on the door with an offer to
fix a damaged roof or windows.
Before signing any contracts, Florid-
ians should check the contractor's
license, payment terms and other
provisions, Mr. Crist said.
Already this year the Attorney


General's Office has received more
than 4,300 complaints related to
price gouging associated with earli-
er Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina and
Rita, and has filed two lawsuits
against Tallahassee gas stations for
alleged price gouging during Katri-
na. In addition, the office has sub-
poenaed four oil companies for
records associated with gas prices
during Dennis and Katrina.
During last year's record-setting
hurricane season, the Attorney
General's Office received 8,911
complaints through its price goug-
ing hotline. The office initiated 58
formal investigations and filed 13
price gouging lawsuits against
hotels, generator businesses, tree
removal companies and other busi-
nesses. To date the Attorney Gener-
al's Office has recovered more than
$939,000 in restitution for Florida
consumers and civil penalties from
settlements and other resolutions
stemming from the 2004 hurricane
season. Other investigations and
settlement negotiations are ongo-
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Hurricane victims susceptible to heat stroke


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
According to the Center for
Disease Control (CDC), exposure
to excessive heat working out-
doors in higher temperatures
that you are used to can make
you sick. This puts hurricane vic-
tims at risk for heat injury.
Heat stroke, left untreated can
cause death and heat exhaustion
can left untreated can lead to
heat stroke. If you get heat
cramps, you'll have to stop what
you're trying so hear to get done
while you take steps to relieve
the symptoms.
HEAT STROKE
Heat stroke occurs when the
body is unable\to regulate its
temperature. The body's temper-
ature rises rapidly, the sweating
mechanism fails, and the body is
unable to cool down. Body tem-
perature may rise to 106F or
higher within 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat stroke can cause death or
permanent disability if emer-
gency treatment is not provided.
WHAT TO
LOOK FOR
Warning signs of heat stroke
vary but may include the follow-
ing:
An extremely high body
temperature (above 1030F, oral-
ly)
Red, hot, and dry skin (no
sweating)
Rapid, strong pulse
Throbbing headache
Dizziness
Nausea
Confusion
Unconsciousness
WHAT TO DO
If you see any of these signs,
you may be dealing with a life-
threatening emergency. Have
someone call for immediate
medical assistance while you
begin cooling the victim. Do the
following:
Get the victim to a shady
area.
Cool the victim rapidly
using whatever methods you
can. For example, immerse the
victim in a tub of cool water;
place the person in a cool show-
er spray the victim with cool
water from a garden hose;
sponge the person with cool
water; or if the humidity is low,
wrap the victim in a cool, wet
sheet and fan him or her vigor-
ously.
Monitor body temperature,
and continue cooling efforts until
the body temperature drops to
101-1020F.
If emergency medical per-
sonnel are delayed, call the hos-
pital emergency room for further
instructions.
Do not give the victim fluids
to drink.
Get medical assistance as
soon as possible.

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Sometimes a victim's muscles
will begin uncontrollably as a
result of heat stroke. If this hap-
pens, keep the victim from injur-
ing himself, but do not place any
object in the mouth and do not
give fluids. If there is vomiting,
make sure the airway remains
open by turning the victim on his
or her side."
EXHAUSTION
Heat exhaustion is a milder
form of heat-related illness that
can develop after several days of
exposure to high temperatures
and inadequate or unbalanced
replacement of fluids. It is the
body's response to an excessive
loss of the water and salt con-
tained in sweat. Those most
prone to heat exhaustion are eld-
erly people, people with high
blood pressure, and people
working or exercising in a hot
environment."
WHAT TO
LOOK FOR
Warning signs of heat exhaus-
tion include:
Heavy sweating
*Paleness
Muscle cramps
Tiredness
Weakness


Dizziness
Headache
Nausea or vomiting
Fainting
The skin may be cool and
moist. The victim's pulse rate will
be fast and weak, and breathing
will be fast, and shallow. If heat
exhaustion is .untreated, it may
progress to heat stroke. Seek
medical attention immediately if
any of the following occurs:
Symptoms are severe
The victim has heart prob-
lems or high blood pressure
Otherwise, help the victim to
cool off, and seek medical atten-
tion if symptoms worsen or last
longer than 1 hour.
WHAT TO DO "Cooling
measures that may be effective
include the following:
Cool, nonalcoholic bever-
ages, as directed by your physi-
cian
Rest
Cool shower, bath,' or
sponge bath
An air-conditioned environ-
ment
Lightweight clothing"
HEAT CRAMPS
Heat cramps usually affect
people who sweat a lot during
strenuous activity. This sweating
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cramps. Heat cramps may also
be a symptom of heat exhaus-
tion.
WHAT TO
LOOK FOR
"Heat cramps are muscle
pains or spasms-usually in the
abdomen, arms, or legs-that
may occur in association with
strenuous activity. If you have
heart problems or are on a low-
sodium diet, get medical atten-
tion for heat cramps."
WHAT TO DO
If medical attention is not nec-
essary, take these steps:
Stop all activity, and sit qui-
etly in a cool place.
Drink clear juice or a sports
beverage.
Do not return to strenuous
activity for a few hours after the
cramps subside, because further
exertion may lead to heat exhaus-
tion or heat stroke. Seek medical
attention for heat cramps if they
do not subside in 1 hour."
Information for this article is
courtesy Center for Disease Con-
trol, Atlanta, Georgia,
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disas-
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Note: All meetings will begin at 7p.m.
with a presentation.
Following presentation, open for public comment

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005
Location: Lee County Commission Chambers
2120 Main Street
Ft. Myers, FL 33902

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2005
Location: Blake Library- Armstrong Room
2351 SE Monterey Rd.
Stuart, FL 34996

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2005
Location: Okeechobee Civic Center
1750 Hwy. 98
Okeechobee, FL 34972
The purpose of the meeting is present the Lake Okeechobee Regulation
Schedule Study and the potential improvements to the Water Supply and
Environment Schedule (WSE) and to give all interested individuals, groups
and agencies an opportunity to express their views and ask questions..
The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is intending to
prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake
Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Study (LORSS). The current WSE
schedule was the preferred alternative in the LORSS Final Environmental
Impact Statement in July 2000 for the regulation of Lake Okeechobee.
Recent scientific modeling suggests that the regulation schedule could be
improved to allow greater flexibility in achieving optimal lake levels and
optimal discharges to various downstream parts of the Central and Southern
Florida systems.

Public comments will be taken until November 11, 2005. Comments
can be submitted to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Nelson Colon,
Planning Division, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207 or by
email to publicmail.cesaj-cc@saj02.usace.army.mil

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Livestock Market Report


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Oct. 17 and 18, 2005
Cows
Breaking $45.00
Cutter $41.50
Canner $35.00
Bulls
1000-1500 $50.00
1500-2000 $58.00


Calves
Cows


Monday
549
43


$49.50
$47.00
$43.00


Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total


$57.00 Med#1
$63.00 150-200
200-250
Tuesday 250-300
2145 300-350
246 350-400


3 32
2 8
6 38
28 28
85
631 2582


Steers
185-225
170-200
162-175
145-160
134148


Hfrs
150-175
136-155
120-132
119-131


400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650
Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
Small #1
150-200


124-136
109-122
98-108
100-107
Steers
150-180
145-155
130-160
125-141
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100116


108-116
100-110
97-104
94-100
Hfrs
130-160
135-150
120-145
110-124
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90-107


250-300
300-350


Prices stay firm with good quality
calves showing up. Cows and
bulls were a little better, maybe
$1-$2 higher. Top calf price goes
to Pino Ranch of Medley, with a
high of $2.25. Top cow price goes
to Dorothea Hagberg, of Stuart
with a high of $52.50.
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CLEWISTON Although the
2005-2006 harvest season was
delayed several days due to rain,
U.S. Sugar began harvesting sugar-
cane Oct. 17 on its eastern farms for
delivery to the Bryant Mill. Harvest
on the western farms for delivery to
the Clewiston Mill is scheduled to
begin next week. With the harvest
season expected to run 172 days,
the Company is scheduled to har-
vest 168,658 acres, yielding an esti-
mated 6.3 million tons of cane. Last
year's storm-riddled season pro-
duced 5.9 million tons.
'Although we continue to have
cane damage from the unprece-
dented hurricanes and heavy rains
last season, we had a good growing
season this summer and are look-


ing forward to a more normal har-
vest," said Robert Coker, senior vice
president, public affairs of Clewis-
ton, Florida based U.S. Sugar. "Even
as harvest and processing begin,
construction continues as we
expand and modernize our Clewis-
ton Mill and Refinery. When com-
pleted in 2007, our Clewiston sugar
processing operations will be
among the largest and most effi-
cient in the world," Mr. Coker stated.
According to Coker, recent free
trade agreements and ongoing
negotiations with additional sugar-
producing foreign countries mean
more foreign sugar entering the
U.S. market. The increased efficien-
cy of the new milling operations is
aimed at ensuring that U.S. Sugar is


competitive into the future.
At a time when world sugar
prices are at a decade high, domes-
tic sugar prices remain stable.
Though-the deadly storm seasons
of the past two years have caused
significant losses among Florida
and Louisiana sugar producers,
they have had virtually no effect on
consumer sugar prices-a fact
directly attributable to U.S. sugar
policy, said Coker.
"These natural catastrophes,
combined with increasing U.S.
sugar consumption, could have led
to a real crisis," noted Coker. "Yet
sugar supplies and prices have
remained stable, because U.S.
sugar policy is flexible and effective.
If our nation's oil policy worked as


well as sugar policy does, we
wouldn't see those price spikes at
the gas pump."
Last year, Florida suffered an
unprecedented four hurricanes,
costing the state's sugar growers-
who produce one quarter of the
nation's sugar supply-30 percent
of their crops and some $300 mil-
lion in lost revenues. This year,
southern Louisiana's sugarcane.
crop was devastated. First hurt by
Katrina, growers were hit even
harder by Rita, which brought salt
water 15 miles inland and flooded
crops under six feet of water. The
storms could cost Louisiana sugar
producers as much as three-quar-
ters of their crop, a loss that could
be felt foryears.


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The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okeechobee
City Ordinance 4-26, vaccina-
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months and older must be vacci-
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(863) 357-3225.

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Martin County A.B.C. Program
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At the Movies

The following movie is now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 21,
through Thursday, Oct. 27, are as
follows:
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, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
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CAT- neutered male, call to
describe. (863)357-3225.
EYE GLASSES- prescription,
found on Hwy 70 across
from Post Office
(863)763-3134.
KEYS- set of keys found at
Post Office in LaBelle, call to
identify. (863)675-5786:
LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to identify.
(863)885-1422
MANS RING- found at landfill,
call to identify.
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WHITE MALE DOG- brown
eyes, 1-3yrs old, huge, col-
lar, vic of Poseys Corner 70
&128th ave. (772)370-1636
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
CHIHUHUA- REWARD,
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Tan w/black collar. Vic.: Be-
hind Race track gas station.
863-357-2246
Lost: 1730 Nextel cell phone,
black body glove cover, RE-
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RING: Pearl w/diamonds. Lost
@ Michaels. Sentimental val-
ue. $100 Reward.
(863)357-5472
STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terrier
Dark choc. brindle color, looks.
like mini pitbull. Missing form
fenced yard. Please call with
any information. Very large
cash reward. (239)633-6522


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A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100 SW 15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT NEEDED:
F/T, Data input processor.
Windows knowledge, phone
skills. Bilingual welcome
$8/hr. Call Van
863-467-2271 or
561-310-4034


Administrative Asst.
wanted for busy local
construction company
to handle multiple
tasks. Skills required
include: General com-
puter knowledge, typ-
ing, organizational
skills, self-motivated.
(863)763-6376
BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR/
LABORER: Class B CDL req.
863-467-1932 evenings or
561-719-3677 day. EOE.
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
COMMUNITY
LIAISON/MA
FT. Exp. with HIV/AIDS
and knowledge of com-
munity resources help-
ful. Bilingual pref. Must
have valid FL driver's lic.
and good driving record.
Apply at FL Community
Health Centers, Inc.
15858 S.W. Warfield
Blvd., Indiantown, orfax
resume to
(772)597-4194.
EOE/DFWP
Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy Ff/ & Pr/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
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Lykes Bros Ranch Division
has an immediate opening for
Administrative Assistant
in the Land Management Division at it's Brighton office.
Responsibilities include administrative support, processing land
transactions, researching title abstracts and public records &
mapping. Qualified candidates should possess experience as a
real estate paralegal or land title research assistant, knowledge
of office practises and procedures and experience with the use of
office productivity software. AS Degree in Legal Assistant or
comparable training and experience and/or experience with the
use of mapping software. Lykes offers competitive wages and an
excellent benefit package. Qualified
applicants should mail or fax resume to:
Lykes Ranch Division -.-
Attn: Loyda Rivera
106 SW County Rd 721 .
Okeechobee, FL 34974 -
Fax # (863)763-6159
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Call 863-357-6688

LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8
Is hiring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR
Includes Various
maintenance jobs.
Knowledge of plumbing and
small electric motors
is required.
Apply in person, or Call Tra-
vis @ (863)634-0102
Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
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Hibbet Sports, a full line
sporting goods store, is hiring
in Okeechobee. Apply at: 2105
South Parrott Ave., Suite 103,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Hibbett Sports conducts drug
testing. www.hibbett.com
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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RN, LPN &

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


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HOME
SALES
Exp. a must. Sign
on bonus. High
commissions,
Health benefits
avail. Southeast'sTM
largest Clayton
mobile home dealer
Please Fax Resume to:
863-467-8150




SIGN-UP BONUS
Now Hiring!
*Tow truck driver
*Cashier
*Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified, ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL LICENSE: Class A,
Year'Round Employment.
Call (772)465-2626


RN'S
FT Nights/PRN
$2.25 Shift Differential
Secure Environment'
Low patient-to-nurse
ratios
Outpatient Setting
An excellent opportunity to
broaden your scope of
nursing beyond the
Hbspital/Long Term Care
approach.
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Institution
*Indian River Correctional
Institution
*Martin Correctional
Institution
Wexford Health Sources,
Inc. is a privately owned
national provider of con-
tracted medical services
for correctional facilities.
We offer competitive sala-
ries and benefits, and a
truly rewarding environ-
ment that promotes the
essence of caring. Please
apply to:,
bpurcell@wexford-
health.com
Fax: 888-937-4471
Phone: 800-903-3616
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Skips BBQ is now opening for
breakfast and hiring a:
BREAKFAST CREW
Manager, Cook, Prep Cook &
more! Experience preferable.
Apply in person
104 SE 6th St
between 10:30am & 2pm
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Superior Water Works, Inc.
is looking for an
INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
ALSO NEEDED: SERVICE MEN must have CDL Lic.
Apply in person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St., Okeechobee FL.
Lykes Bros. Inc Ranch Division has immediate
openings for the following positions:

Mechanic/Welder
Must have own tools and
valid FL Drivers License.


Ranch Hand
Must have own tack &
saddle experience helpful.


Applications accepted
Mon-Fri 8a-3p
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace
PARTS COUNTER PERSON
MECHANIC AND LABORER NEEDED
Must be 18 years of age. Have transportation and
willing to work in a busy environment.
Apply in person at ARS POWERSPORTS.




Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

SOUTHERN GARDENS GROVES CORPORATION
CREW LEADER
Southern Gardens Groves' Harvesting Operation
has 2 Crew Leader openings. Offers competitive
wages, steady seasonal employment, with
limited housing available. Requires CDL license
and prefer previous experience. Pick up an
application at 1820 CR 833, Clewiston or call
863.902.4133.

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Excellent benefits. Fax resume to 863-357- 2991
or apply at FL Community Health Centers,
1100 N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL.
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CNA/HHA, COMPANION
Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
(772)466-9199
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



WILL DO BABYSITTING
Reference's Available.
Call (863)763-7876
For more information.

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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License # CBC055264
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Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



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MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
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LOVING COUPLE- to care
for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
w/Refs. (863)467-9439 or
(863)634-8152.

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Troy's Pressure
Cleaning, Yard
Maintenance &
Yard Fertilizing,
Free Estimates.
(863)467-5534
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Call 863-467-4734
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Merchandise



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




A/C, 31/2 ton with air handler,
$250. (863)467-7101
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR COND. PARTS- Going out
of business, Win A/C repair
shop. Motors, front covers,
etc. Sacrifice $1800 or best
offer. (561)684-9007.
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONERS- 8,000
BTU's Works good $60.
(863)467-4366


GLASS INSULATOR COLLEC-
TION- $75 (407)436-1901
POPCORN QUILT- 84x96,
great cond. $500
(407)436-1901.
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337


CHEST FREEZER-very good
condition $75
(863)467-9347.
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
(863)674-1105
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
white, like new condition.
$430 both or trade for home
furniture. (863)675-0386
RINGER WASHER w/ double
tubs. Works good. $50
(863)635-7733
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
(863)634-0245
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-





new, Extras. Asking $6000.
(863)634-5753


SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756..



CLOSET DOORS (2) Sliding,
6 Ft. & SHOWER DOOR: Glass
Sliding $30 neg. for all, or will
sep.(863)467-1965
DOOR, new pre hung, thermal
pane, full glass view, mini
blind in glass, fits 36" open-
ing, $100. (863)697-1627
FLORIDA ROOM- disassem-
bled, 12x30, fully insulated,
vinyl windows, 2 doors,
$2000 neg (863)467-9347
Red Bricks, between 200-300,
$100 will sell separately.
(863)697-2032
VINYL SIDING- for a mobile


home, cream color, $100 for
all (863)467-6423


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


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


BOYS WINTER CLOTHES-
18mo.-2year Excellent con-
dition $15. takes all.
(863)763-6131
CLOTHES- 0-3 mo. 3 piece
outfit. Great for pictures.
Worn 1 time for photographs
$5. (863)763-6131
HALLOWEEN CUSTOMS (4)
Toddler, 4-5 & 7-10 yrs. old.
Size 6 & 7. $30 for. all, will
sep. (863)824-8749


BARBIE DOLLS- (3)Special
Millennium Edition, Angel of
Joy, Angelic Inspiration $150
will sep. (863)634-9526
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. (B66)529-0057
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
Complete $150.
(866)855-0158
IBM COMPUTER- complete
w/17" monitor, Win XP DVD,
CD burner, $350 or best of-
fer (863)763-2034.


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


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
COUCH & KING SIZE BED-
couch is bone leather, $350
for all will sell separate
(863)674-9964.
COUCH & MATCHING CHAIR-
Floral, $150.
(863)675-2648
COUCH, California Style, light
.colors, L-shaped, w/formica
corner table, $150.
(863)467-5680
DAVENPORT antique, white.
Gold Chair & Daybed. $550
for all, will separate.
(863)675-1089
DINETTE SET antique, white,
6 chairs, 2 leaves, full pad,
buffet & china cabinet. $350
(863)675-1089
DRESSER & 2 Night stands.
Good condition. $100.
(863)357-1560
ELECTRIC BEDS, (2), Serta,
twin, new condition, pd
$2000, asking $500 or best
offer (863)467-9892
KING SIZE MATT & BOX-
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
$200 (863)467-1309.
QUEEN SLEEP SOFA, never
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$225. (863)357-2110
SOFA & RECLINER- beige
leather, matching, $250
' (863)674-9964.
SOFA- 8', Off white with 4'
loveseat. Good condition.
Antique satin. $450 for both.
(863)675-1914
SOFA, LS & CHAIR- good
condition, like new paid
$750 asking $175
(772)215-9168.
TANNING BED Brand new
Pd $2000 asking $1000
(863)697-3211
TRUNDLE BED- Extra large,
incl dust ruffle, comforter &
2 shams. $150.
(239)246-6071
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$350. 863-634-5943



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


BROWNING 380 AUTO- ask-
ing $400. or will trade
(502)931-8101.
BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
shape, $400.
(863)673-4927
BROWNING RIFLE Model


Bar, 270 cal, 3x9 Redhead
scope. Good shape. Asking
$500 (863)467-2171
Desert Eagle, 44 Magnum,
black, $950. (304)667-7855
RUGGER, MINI #14, Early
Pre Ban. Very low serial
number w/30 round mag.
$495 Firm. (863)763-5110
Taurus, 44 Magnum, stain-
less, red dot, $650.
(304)667-7855



BO-FLEX EXTREME- Mint con-
dition. Powerhouse fitness.
$1300 or best offer.
239-324-2335
CROSS TRAINING GYM Life-
styler 40. 100lbs concor,
40+ exercises, triad leg syst.
'$40 (863)763-3365


EXERCISE MACHINE- Ellipti-
cal, Sears, Perfect cond., Pro-
Form Cardio Cross Trainer.
$100. (863)467-1396 Will de-
liver
EXERCISE MACHINES, Life
Style Cardio Fit, Low impact. &
AB Doer, Pro-AM. $85. for
both, will sep. (863)763-4952
PRO-FORM 920S, Exercise
Bike w/silent magnetic resis-
tance. Used, but in good
cond. $50 (863)763-3365


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


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


FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $650 or best offer
(863)357-7406
FRONT DOOR ORNAMENT -
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
NASCAR BLOW UP CAR -
Rusty Wallace '92. Miller car.
$100 (863)675-1033
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, whole
house. 2 yrs. old, pd $1257,
sell for $400. (863)467-1860



GUITAR & MANDOLIN Mor-
gan Monroe Flat top guitar &
Kentucky Mandolin KM675
Model $1000 (863)675-0604
PIANO Gulbransen Spinet, in
good condition w/ bench $400
(863)234-9670
SHO-BUD Pedal steel guitar
amp. Works good $300
863)763-9592 or
863)634-0399


BABY WHITE POT BELLY PIG-
$20 in LaBelle area
(863)675-4981.
BANJO Vega Pro 2, 5 string
banjo. 1940's model. W/les-
sons $1500 (863)675-0604
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $3
each. (863)675-6214 in La-
Belle area
BLUETICK COONHOUND, fe-
male, 15 mos. old, all shots,
spayed, micro chipped,
$250 neg. (863)697-2082
CHINCHILLA'S 1 Male & 1 Fe-
male w/cage & accessories.
$300 Must go as pair.
(863)634-8118 ..
COCKER SPANIEL, F, 9mo,,
Tan & White w/papers & micro
chip. Needs more time than I
have. $500 (863)983-5189
CURR PUPPIES: $100 each.
Call Hoss @ (863)261-4781
FISH TANK STAND, holds 29
gallon tank, wood, w/stor-
age, $20. (863)634-4098
GOOD SENIOR HOME
NEEDED- for Affen Pincher,
$200 (863)983-6537.
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids. Moving,
need to sell. Papers,Will sac-
rifice $350. (863)697-2717
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
(863)675-1033.
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
(863)673-5038
PARROT CAGES- (4) large,
$1100 for all will sell separ-
ate. (863)673-5038.
RED NOSE PIT BULL- male,
$100, call anytime
(863)697-3346.
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.
(863)357-3639


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
orpets from your photo.
ElllIott's Quick Photo
419 W.S.Park
Call 863-763-5553



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



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


COMPOUND BOW- Bear,'Su-
per Magnum, new with case
and access. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.
POOL TABLE w/ accesso-
ries, Slate. $625
(863)357-7406


TELESCOPE Celestron Pro.,
Barlows, target scope, on tri-
pod, serious Inquiries only'
$225 (863)763-3551



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



Flat Screen TV, Phillips, 32",
$250. (863)634-5943
MAGNAVOX 52" High Defini-
tion, big screen, 6 mos old,
black, mint cond. w/remote
$800 FIRM (863)673-3134


TV, Magnavox, Color, Con-
sole. 27"? Works & Looks
good. $60. (863)357-1560


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



GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200
(863)467-5756



PRESSURE WASHER 2500
PSI, 6.5 h/p. $150
(863)634-0526


AIR HOCKEY TABLE very
good condition. Accessories
included. $45 (863)467-2573
CHILDREN'S SCOOTERS- 2,
Silver. Adjustable. $20 or will
separate. (863)763-5120
XBOX w/ chip & hard drive.
Complete system & 8 games.
$300 (863)673-5206


WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
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419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture

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




BOX BLADE, 7' wide with 3pt.
hitch, $75. (863)357-2803


AQHA, 5 yr. old, Sorrel Stal-
lion. Registered DOC'O LE-
NA/Peppy Sand Badger.
Some cutting. Working cow
horse. Gorgeous! $7500
(863)634-3223
CIRCLE Y SHOW SADDLE &
Bosal with horse hair reins.
$850. will separate.
(863)675-2106
DRESSAGE SADDLES- 2,
Passier Wintec $650 Will
separate (863)675-2106



LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, $300 (863)357-5754.
LAWNMOWER, 22", Crafts-
man, self-propelled, 5hp,
good cond., runs great, $50.
(863)697-1627
Murray Riding Mower, 30"
cut, 11hp motor, excellent
condition, $300.
(863)763-5976
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
ZERO TURN MOWER, 1994
Scag, 52" cut. $2000 or best
offer. (863)697-0419


Rentals



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



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


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BUCK HEAD RIDGE 2br, 1hba
Nicel On canal. $975 mo. No
pets. Call 561-746-0448 or
561-352-5977 for more Info.
OKEE- 3br, iba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area.
Near Blue Heron. No pets
$1200. mo. + 1st, last,
$500. sec dep to move In
(863)610-1000


ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
mo., util. incl., full house privi-
leges. 863-697-9074
Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos-
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



LaBelle, GATED 55+, NEW,
manufactured home park,
'03, 28x56, beautiful, 3/2, Ig.
master bdrm, huge bath
w/garden tub, Pergo wood,
tile & carpet firs, wood burn-
ing fireplace, many up-
grades, Ig. front porch,
oversize corner lot w/lake-
front, fully landscaped, coun-
try setting, peace & quiet, all
for $172,999. Call days
239-343-9984, eves. &
weekend 863-675-1134.

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



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


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


Viking Estates (2) 1.5 acre,
$39,900 & $59,900 for a
corner, owner motivated,
C-21.561-602-6283.

MobileHomes



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

-
OUSLEY ESTATES 3BR,
2BA. Dbl wide. No pets, non
smoking. Available now.
Please call (863)357-1517



Beautiful 3br, 2ba. Screened
porch, car port, gar. 12x24
w/s, 'ac. lot, band to band
forest. $129,900 467-4690
LAKE PORT RV PARK: Nice
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 @
(239)825-5657
OKEECHOBEE, 14X70, 2BD,
2BA, New Roof on 2 lots.
2627 NW 1st St. Rent or op-
tion to buy. $83K 697-6397

Recreation |



Boats 3005
Campers/FVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015


Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVA 3035


ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trir,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors,
fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.


Fly High.


If it's got to go, there's only one

place to go.


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ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trall-
er, 161 Ft. w/40 hp engine.
$2000. (863)674-0067
BASS TRACKER aluminum,
17', 40HR new all galv. trail-
er, excellent conditiopn$1500
(863)517-1273
BASS TRACKER '89,16Ft., 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Tournament Series, 24 volt.
535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
BASSTENDER, '99, 10 ft., live
well, trolling mtr., fits in a
truck bed, fish anywhere,
$500. (863)484-0109
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
863-674-1105.
BOAT TRAILER, galvanized,
good shape for 18' boat,
$350. (772)342-7304
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $3500. (63)612-1648
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser an c ng fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$8500 (863)357-7406
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 15',
Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936
MFG CAREFREE 1411 Boat
w/Johnson 35 np, Bimin Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1550 (561)644-1590


PONTOON BOAT- '03, 20'
PlayCraft, 50HP Yamaha 4
stroke, trir 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
(863)357-9962
PONTOON BOAT '94 Weeres
Fisherman Deluxe, 20'. 40 hp
Mercury, Trolling motor, tdr. &
more. $6000. 863-763-2203
POWER WENCH- 12volt, nev-
er used, ball hitch adapter
plate, 10' remote control,
$275 (863)675-8420.
SPORTSCRAFT 151 Ft., Tri
Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
tires. $1500 (863)357-1642
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trir, $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
532-0074


ELEC MOTOR SCOOTER Bo-
reem Jia series. Like new.
Pd. $450 asking $250 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area
YAMAHA Dirt Bike, YZ175
Two stroke, runs but needs
work. $300 (863)763-3110


HONDA SHADOW 1985, Runs
great, good condition. Gas
saver. $1500. or best offer.
(863)634-7046

HONDA XR50 Kids dirt bike,
new MX Tires, well maintained,
garage kept, low hours $800
or best offer (863)467-6434

YUMBO CRUISER '04- 50
miles, dressed out, good be-
ginner bike, 200 cc, $2500
(863)801-5353.



DIRT BIKE KX250, '93, new
brakes, cranks right up, Fast!
$1100 or best offer.
(863)467-6434
Elec. Scooter, w/seat, head-
lights, turn signals, new 24v
charger, extra scooter for
parts, $125. (863)763-3551

GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
leave msg.

HONDA FOREMAN '01 4x4.
Good shape, low hours. Runs
ood; $4000 or best offer
(863)675-6568 PIs Lv Msg


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



5TH AVENUE '89- runs good,
needs brakes, $600 neg.
(863)675-4981
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $950
(863)467-8013
CHEVY CAVALIER '97 Runs
good, 4 door $1500
(863)763-5178
CHEVY EUROSPORT '88-
$900 or best offer, runs
good, (863)467-0987.
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles, $1900 neg.
(863)467-5680
FORD MUSTANG, 1965, auto,
vinyl top, $7999.
(863)447-0400


FORD TAURUS '95 Engine
runs excellent, dark green,
needs minor trans work. $500
or best offer (863)763-1138
LIMO: 1985 CHRYSLER NEW
YORKER, Runs good. Very
dependable, 4 cyl., auto.
$1200 neg. (863)697-6732
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '93
Cartier, one owner, always
garaged. 102K mi, excellent
cond. $3800 (863)357-7406
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Good shape, $1500.
(863)635-9458
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
$900 (863)983-5597
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
(954)260-1933.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
(863)357-0765
TOYOTA CAMRY '93- needs
work, runs, or good for
parts. $350 or best offer
(863)467-8038.
TOYOTA CELICA '92- con-
vertible, exc cond, $2500
firm (863)697-6634.
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer (863)675-6214
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.


FLAT BED TRAILER- 45ft,
very good condition, asking
$45008(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.
(863)599-0809
FORD F350, '84, very good
cond., 4 whl. dr., runs,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)261-2938
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432
-I

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

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the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


CHEVY BERETTA 1992, Good
for parts. $100
(863)763-3110
CHEVY TRUCK RALLY
WHEELS (5) 8" wide & '69 Ca-
mero 3 core Radiator $120
will sep. (863)634-0526
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-03Ford Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$350. (863)610-1000
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $200 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
TIRES (4) like new, Firestone
P235/75R16, $225
(863)357-8788.
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
863-634-0399
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
$300 (863)467-8856.
WILD COUNTRY RADIALS -
RVT, 33x12.50x15, on 6 lug
aluminum wheels. $400
(863)634-6504


CHEVY 3/4 350 TBI, '87-
Crewcab, 4x2, runs good,
rusty but trusty, $2000 neg.
(77 )215-2066.


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.
(863)674-0067
Chevy S10 Pickup, '88, runs
good, $1150 or best offer.
(863)467-5534
FORD F100 '76 New tires &
muffler system. Standard
transmission. Runs good.
$650 (863)635-1096
FORD 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
(863)674-0785.


ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12'x5',
converted stock trailer, dbl.
axle, good for storage,
$1200 neg. (863)697-9704
LAWN TRAILERS, (2),
i1) 5x10 w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1300. (863)357-5754
Trailer, 10x5, drop deck, good
cond., heavy duty, $450.
(863)467-4690


TRAILER 14', heavy duty,
tandem drop axle, flat deck,
4x4 channel frame, 2x4 box
$1400 neg. (772)342-7304
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x10',
Used 1 time. $850.
(863)467-1547


CHEVY WORK VAN 1988,
Needs transmission work.
$575. (561)644-1590


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on October 31, 2005.
Unit #222 Landry
Unit #457 Burgli
Unit #345 Ripley
Unit #301Harrison ,
Unit #103 Washington
91864 ON 10/16,23/05
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Community Events


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. ain Street is hosting a pet costume contest at the Oct.
29 Fall Festival aCtie 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 Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Church plans Oktoberfest celebration
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will host their 15th
annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 29. Lunch will be served from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked beans,
German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Tickets are $5 each.
There will also be a white elephant.sale, cake walk, 50/50 drawing, prize
giveaways, kids games and a country store. For information, call (863)
763-5042.'

Fundraiser will be held
The Joshua Matute Family Transportation Benefit will hold a fundrais-
er in the Okeechobee City Park on Oct. 29. Therp will be arts and crafts
vendors, food, drink and entertainment. There will also be a baking con-
test and prize giveaways. For information, con tt 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-
r aster Casting Kids competition will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.,
followed by a live fishing competition from 1 until 4 p.m. All children
between the ages of 7 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.

Benefit barbecue is planned
The Good Spirits Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a barbecue on
Oct. 30 from 2 until. 8 p.m. to benefit John and Connie Stanley, who
recently had their mobile home destroyed by fire. Pork, cole slaw, potato
salad, green beans and baked beans will be served. The cost will be $5
per plate. For information, contact the Good Spirits Lounge at (863) 763-
2734. .. ..

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of operation
are: Aug. 8- Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday
from 10 am. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from I until 5 p.m. The pool is not
open during school hours. For information, contact the pool office at
(863) 467-7667.

Alternative Halloween festival slated
The First Baptist Church and More-2-Life Ministries will host their
annual Fall Fest in Flagler Park #6 on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. This year's Halloween alternative festival is open to all ages and
appropriate costumes. There will be games, food and candy provided.
For information, call (863) 763-2171.

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
Tke Visinrg Nurses A.sociation (VNA), 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
eramor jo sc ,olngs on Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Sceeng w, doW w t io~ne o appointment, To make an appointment, call
D9o~o fw at tW i -7=i, ext, 1, or (772) 285-6291. The screenings
vyill le, q,,e y A wg of w-'a w%-orker from St. Mary's Memory Disor-
,der e,,lte, r.. ,gr ip" #w Ope t anyone concerned about memory
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Chamber hosting chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a barbe-
cue chicken dinner on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Flagler Park #2.
A drive-up curbside area will be designated. The dinner will include: bar-
becued 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
sale.

Church to host annual bazaar
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will hold their
annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the
church fellowship hall at 200 N.S. Second St. There will be a variety of
items including crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods, white
elephant items and a silent auction. A lunch consisting of soup and
sandwiches will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds from
the bazaar will to mission projects. For information, call (863) 763-
4021.

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.

Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a spe-
cial Adult Tea Party for current and former Girl Scouts and Girl Guides.
All adults who have been involved in Girl Scouting or Girl Guides over
the years and those who were Girl Scouts in their youth are invited.
The tea will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Episcopal
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St. The Scouts are also looking
for old uniforms and books for a display. For information, contact Lau-
rie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.

Bazaar helps aid missionary projects
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host
an old-fashioned bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at 9 a.m.
There will be many hand-crafted items, white elephant items and
baked goods for sale. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the
church, with. the proceeds going toward their support of missionary
projects. For information, call (863) 467-2482 or (863) 824-0013.;


Mason's to host turkey dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host
their annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit distressed worthy brothers. Eat
in or take out will be available. The suggested donation for adults is
$6, and for children under the age of 10 it is $3. The children's plate
will not be available for take out. For ticket information call Rich
Sweet at (863) 824-0262; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992; or, any member of Okeechobee Lodge #237,
F&AM.

Church to host Blackwood Legacy group
The Blackwood Legacy group will be in concert Wednesday, Nov.
16, at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., beginning
at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Blackwood Legacy features Rick Price,
former lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, and Perry
Jones, formerly of the group Mercy Me. For information, call (863)
763-6869.

GPS training program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS train-
ing program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the Global Mar-
itime Distress and Safety System and how it can get you out of trouble.
Anyone considering buying new electronics for their boat should
attend this program and learn how the GPS unit, marine radio, and
how the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon are linked
together. Seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for information or to
pre-register.

Chamber plans fall festival
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
annual fall festival in Flagler Park Nov. 19-20. Vendor applications are
available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call
(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
County Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park.
Vendor applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott
Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office,
55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.


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