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Vol. 96 No. 299 Wednesday, October 26, 2005 504 Plus tax


At a Glance

Hurricane recovery
announcements

For updates on hurricane
recovery information, see the
Emergency Operations Center
website at www.okee-
chobeeeoc.com.
All navigational locks are
currently open, except for
Structure A and Structure C on
the Kissimmee River.
A midnight to 6 a.m. cur-
few will remain in effect from
day to day at the discretion of
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May. All residents are
asked to stay off the streets
during the curfew period
unless on official business.
Okeechobee County
Schools will be closed
Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Announcements for Thursday
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). Announcements will also
be shared with local and
regional newspapers.
All Okeechobee Utility
Authority customers are on a
"boil water" notice. Boil water
for three minutes before using.
All customers are urged to
conserve water.
Garbage collection will
run one day behind this week.
For more information on
garbage collection, call 357-
0111.
The special meeting of
the board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) scheduled for 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, has been
rescheduled for 8:30 am. on
Tuesday, Nov. 2.
The Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center will be a stag-
ing area for relief supplies.
The only shelter now
open in the county is the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center on
U.S. Highway 98.
The Okeechobee Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals meeting
that was scheduled for Tues-
day, Oct. 25, has been can-
celled and will be rescheduled
for Tuesday, Nov. 1.


Drought Index

Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.2 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ......13- 5
Comics .......... 12
Community Events ..4
Crossword ...... i.13
Obituaries .... /./..3
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FPL tries to restore power


OUA issues
notice to
boil water
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Once again, as with last year's
hurricanes, Florida Power &
Light (FP&L) will seek to restore
power to critical customers first
and the next priority will be to
take actions that will restore


power to the largest number of
people.
As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, 13,800
'customers in Okeechobee Coun-
ty were without power. At the
height of the storm 15,900 cus-
tomers were without power.
One improvement FP&L has
this year is a "hot crew" that will
travel the county with the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), and ahead of other
repair crews. The hot crew will
take care of wires that are on the


ground and other potentially
dangerous situations. As with last
year, they are once again expect-
ing extra crews from out of the
area.
The Emergency Management
Center; 499 N.W. Fifth Ave., is
asking for volunteers to help with
windshield surveys. Teams of
two people will drive through an
area to assess the damage. The
center can be reached by calling
(863) 763-3212.
Customers of Okeechobee


Utility Authority (OUA) are urged
to boil their drinking water for at
least the next two days as a pre-
cautionary matter. The utility's
water intake from Lake Okee-
chobee has been disrupted
because of the turbidity of the
water.
OUA Operations Manager
John Hayford said in order to
use lake water right now, the fil-
ters would have to be flushed
with more treated water than


Wilma's aftermath: Recovery begins


Okeechobee News photos/Pete Gawda
In the left of the picture are the remains of a hangar that housed the aircraft at right before being struck by heavy
winds from Hurricane Wilma.


One resident of S.W.
16th Avenue still had
a sense of humor
after Hurricane
Wilma, posting this
No Wake sign after
torrential rains flood-
ed many streets.


High winds from Hurricane
Wilma blew over a power
pole leaving electric lines
and a transformer across
U.S. 441 S.E.


could be produced. The utility is
trying to get a pump installed to
pump water from the Rim Canal
to be treated.
Bulk water will be distributed
from the former K-Mart store at
the corner of S. Parrott Ave. and
Charles Harvey Highway, and
from the Civic Center on U.S. 98.
People are asked to bring their
own containers.

See Power Page 2




Nursing


home is


unfazed


by Wilma

y Audrey Blackwell
)keechobee News
While many places around
)keechobee suffered and strained
Hinder the estimated 105 mph
rinds and rains of Hurricane
Wilma, the Okeechobee Health
:are Facility had no ill effects.
Andrew McKillop, administra-
or, said the 165-patients all did fine
during the storm and the building
experienced no damage.
"The building is strong and we
survived quite well," he said.
They experienced a short power
outage when the power went out
al over town. However, the emer-
ency generators kicked in power
n less than 10 seconds.
"We didn't even notice the
power was out," Mr. McKillop said.
He said state and federal law
requires the health care facility to
follow the mandate of having the
emergency generator start up in
ess than 10 seconds.
Wayne Allen, director of nurs-
ng, said they were well-staffed
luring the storm.
"Staff came in Sunday and
tayed overnight. They knew the
torm was supposed to hit us on
monday and wanted to be at
york."
Mr. McKillop went to the nurs-
ng home at 8 a.m. Sunday and Mr.
klen arrived later in the day on
unday. Each one said they wanted
o be on hand during the storm.
The nursing home was well
stocked for the emergency.
"We have a seven-day supply of
ood and water and plenty of sup-
lies. We did fine," said Mr. McKil-
op.
Staff, including kitchen staff,
vere put up in a makeshift dorm in
he dining room where they slept
See Wilma Page 2


Law enforcement


stays busy even


after Wilma passes


Despite a structure fire and a
bull on the loose, law enforce-
ment officials said all went pretty
well as Hurricane Wilma blew
through Okeechobee County
Monday.
According to Sergeant William
Markham, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriffs Office (OCSO),
only one person was charged
with violating curfew. A curfew
mandating everyone be off the
streets from dusk until dawn
went into effect Sunday, Oct. 23.
That curfew, however, has been
changed. People now must be off
the streets from midnight until 6
a.m.
"This will be on a day-to-day
basis," said OCSO Major Noel
Stephen.


Sgt. Markham said there were
a number of traffic stops made
because people were on the
roadways in violation of curfew,
but those arrested were primarily
arrested on warrants.
All in all, he added, things
were fairly quite during the storm
and immediately afterwards.
He said there had been no
reports of looting.
"There haven't been many
complaints on people taking alu-
minum like there were last year,"
he added. "(And) There have
been no storm-related deaths or
injuries that I know of."
While there had been no loot-
ing complaints, the Okeechobee
See Enforcement Page 2


Clearing streets


City street crews were out shortly after Hurricane Wilma passed by to push
debris from downtown streets and make.them passable again.






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Displaced trailer
This travel trailer at Taylor Creek Lodge was either swept off
or washed off its pad by Hurricane Wilma.


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
High winds
This huge palm tree now forms an arc over the street after being pushed and prodded by the high winds and rains of
Hurricane Wilma.


Strong winds
Hurricane Wilma's strong winds were too much for this pon-
toon boat that is still sitting in its trailer.


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Totally destroyed


UKeecnooee News/Audrey BlacKwell
Sawing limbs
A city worker saws large limbs down to manageable size to dispose of them in Flagler Park after the hurricane.


This travel trailer was totally destroyed in Treasure Island. It
sat right next to a home under construction that received no
damage.


Enforcement

Continued From Page 1
City Police Department (OCPD)
did investigate what they first
thought might have been a break-
in at a business in Harden Plaza.
"But, it was storm related,"
said OCPD Major Bob Peterson.
As Wilma began battering
Okeechobee with her hurricane-
force winds the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department
responded to a home fire in Spot
in the Sun.
The blaze, believed to have
been caused by an electrical
problem, was called in around 9
a.m. Monday. OCF/R officials said
firefighters were on the scene for
45 minutes.
There were no injuries report-
ed and the fire was still under
investigation as of newspaper
press time Tuesday.
Another incident on Monday
that kept deputies busy for a while
was a bull that had escaped its
confines on S.E. 14th Ave. Sgt.
Markham said the wayward
bovine was finally corralled by his
owner.
A few hours later, law enforce-
ment personnel were pulled off
the road when Wilma's winds
began to whip.
"We pulled our deputies off
the road at 9:21 a.m., when the
winds exceeded 45 mph," said
Maj. Stephen.
Later, after Wilma had bid the
area goodbye, both city and coun-
ty law enforcement kept busy
directing traffic because traffic sig-
nals weren't working.
Tuesday, said Sgt. Markham,
deputies working dayshift were
going street by street and doing
damage assessment. He said
when deputies found a power
line down, they notified FP& L.
Even though temperatures
were cool and the sky was bright
and clear Tuesday, Sgt. Markham
said the sheriff's office was still on
'Alpha-Bravo', meaning deputies
were .doubling up and working
12-hour shifts.
"This will continue until the
sheriff deems everything safe," he
said.


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A distribution center at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., will be
distributing ice, water and MREs
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. today.
Okeechobee County schools
will be closed today. A decision
will be made by noon Wednes-
day about school tomorrow.
County facilities escaped
major damage except for the
Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation Department, 305
N.W Second. St., which lost part
of its roof; the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office Marine
Unit building at Okee-Tantie;
and, the airport. Strong winds,
possibly from a tornado,
destroyed several hangars and
aircraft.
All major roads in the county
are open. Secondary roads are
Expected to be open today.
A curfew from midnight until
6 a.m. has been put in place by
the sheriff's office until further
notice.
For the latest news listen to
99.5 FM.
Sprint reported no significant
damage to their equipment, and
is restoring telephone service as
they get electricity to their equip-
ment.
Portable toilets are located at
the Fort Drum Diner, the former
K-Mart store at the corner of S.
Parrott Avenue and Charles Har-
vey Highway, the Okeechobee
County Civic Center on U.S. 98
and Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W 28th Street.
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
will meet Thursday as sched-
uled.


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Continued From Page 1 be heard.
on mattresses. The kitchen staff
made enough food to feed all "If this building were totally
patients, staff and family mem- boarded up it was partially
bers. boarded up the residents
According the Mr. McKillop, would not have even known
the patients took Hurricane there was a hurricane here," Mr.
Wilma in stride. Because of what McKillop said.



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High wind damage
Aluminum roofs were not the only ones that were torn off homes during Wilma's fury. This roof was torn from a home
in Treasure Island.


Community events

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

Bass club plans free fishing tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will sponsor its 20th annual free
Kids' Day fishing Festival on Oct. 30 at the airboat ramp area of
Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. The event will run from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster Casting Kids competition will
take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by a live fishing
competition from 1 until 4 p.m. All children between the ages
of 7 and14 are encouraged to compete in the Bassmaster Cast-
ing Kids competition. Children between the ages of 4 and 14
are invited to compete in the live fishing competition. For infor-
mation, contact Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.

Benefit barbecue is planned
The Good Spirits Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a bar-
becue on Oct. 30 from 2 until 8 p.m. to benefit John and Con-
nie 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 informa-
tion, 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 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday
from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during school hours.
For information, contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.


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NEWSPAPER APPRECIATED We were cleaning up after Wilma
and we grateful for little to no damage and lo and behold, in the yard
was Mondays paper. I want you to know and thanks our paper deliv-
ery person for going that really big extra mile to make sure we had
our paper. We had no electric but we.sat outside and read the paper
in a calm moment. Thanks for even after a crazy storm to still be
connected to our community. We always pull together when things
are bad. That's why We live here! Thanks again! Still here after the
storm!

PRAYERS: We just want the people of Okeechobee know that
your friends in Franklinton are praying for you all.

CONSERVE: Everyone on the. Okeechobee Utility System needs to
help get our community through this emergency by conserving
water. Don't use water unless you absolutely have to.


Community events


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 carni-
val activities are 50 cents each and can be purchased in advance
from the school office. Tickets will also be sold at the door.


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


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 spec-
tators and participants. Gates will open at noon on Saturday and
at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Events slated for Saturday include: arts,
crafts, specialty merchandise, food and a bounce house and slide
for children. A trick-or-treat greet for the children will start at 5
p.m. and. end at 7 p.m. Parents and children alike can wear cos-
tumes. Main Street will also hold a pet costume contest on Satur-
day evening. For information and entry applications, contact
Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN. On Sunday, the Okeechobee Cat-
tlemen's Association will put on a ranch rodeo. For information
or entry applications, call (863) 634-3265. For vendor and general
event information, call (863) 763-1666.


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


Pet costume contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street is hosting a pet costume contest at
the Oct. 29 Fall Festival at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter on S.R. 70 E. Dress your pet for Halloween and enter them into
the contest. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863)
357-MAIN.


Church plans Oktpberfest 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
fundraiser in the Okeechobee City Park on Oct. 29. There will be
arts and crafts vendors, food, drink and entertainment. There will
also be a baking contest and prize giveaways. For information,
contact Niki Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wetherington at
(863) 763-3617.





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Looking back ...
The Kissimmee River Valley Farmer's Market drew local people from the agricultural community as well as business
and civic leaders to a barbeque that celebrated the opening of the market. The market was one of the moves toward
expanding into a peacetime economy after World War II. The market opened on April 14, 1948, and according to a
report in the Okeechobee News, more than 1,000 people attended and watched as the first vegetables were sold
through the market. Approximately 1,800 boxes of tomatoes were sold during the afternoon to buyers from the
northern markets. Courtesy of John Williams.


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Community calendar

NOTE: This calendar lists regularly scheduled meetings
and events. Some organizations may not meet this week due
to hurricane damage. Please contact the individual organiza-
tions if you have questions.


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 informa-
tion, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support group is
held each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Gra-
ham at (863) 763-2893.


Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical 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 (International Genealogical Index), Social
Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
mation, 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 welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley
at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For. information, call (863)
763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian 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. Representa-
tives will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and Englishi 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 Fen-
nell 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


OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continu-
ous discounts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you
would like to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico
or coach Pung at (863) 462-5043.


Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry 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 com-
mittees: public relations, fundraising, legal advice, family support
and volunteer coordination. An experienced bookkeeper is also
needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.


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


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


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


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


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


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 fictional
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.


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OPINION





The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 26, 2005







in tis







No matter how many hurricanes we go through, picking up the pieces
in their aftermath never gets any easier. But even among the power outages,
disrupted lives, and property damage, we know we will recover
together as a community.


Just as these storms affect everyone, they make it especially challenging
for us to meet the needs of our customers. You may find your neighborhood
Publix has suffered damage, lost electricity, or that certain items are out of
stock due to the impact on our supply network. We are working hard to
address these problems as quickly as possible, while taking every
precaution to keep our associates safe. .


We thank all of our customers for their patience and understanding, and
our associates for their hard work and dedication. And as we coordinate
support of local relief efforts through United Way and its affiliated agencies,
such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, we wish all of
our neighbors a safe and quick recovery.



Keeping Food Safe During a Power Outage
Items in a full freezer will stay frozen for about two days with the door
kept closed; in a half-full freezer, for about one day.
Refrigerated foods can keep for up to four hours.
Discard any perishable refrigerated foods that have been above 40F
for more than two hours.
Discard any food with an unusual odor, color or texture. Remember:
"When in doubt, throw it out."


* For additional information about food safety during power outages,
call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-800-535-4555.



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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
SAll youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee
Youth Livestock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by
Oct. 31, and be in good club standings by attending monthly club
meetings to be eligible to participate in the livestock show.
Training for GaL volunteers offered
Training sessions for Guardians ad Litem volunteers will be
held on threeFridays in November Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Training
sessions will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's
Catholic Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Vol-
unteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit to
a criminal background check, submit to a personal reference
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8 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Winds overturn boat
Overturned boats were among the hurricane damage
caused by Hurricane Wilma.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Pond grows into a lake
A small pond became a lake behind several homes on
Southwest Second Street following the arrival of Hurri-
cane Wilma.


Red Cross helping hurricane victims


WEST PALM BEACH The
American Red Cross, Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter is
launching into action to help
communities in Glades, Hendry,
Okeechobee and Palm Beach
County recover from Hurricane
Wilma's devastating impact.
"We are employed in relief
and recovery efforts on several
fronts," Dean Dimke, executive
director of the Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter, said. "And,
this is just the beginning of our
work. We will work to help our
communities fully recover."
Fixed Feeding Sites and
Mobile Routes are planned. Dis-
tribution will be 10,000 hot
meals and 10,000 snacks.


Locations:
Pahokee
Pahokee Community Center
360 East Main Street Fixed Site

Belle Glade
Belle Glade Fire Rescue
525 SW 2nd Street-Fixed Site
South Bay
Tanner Park- Fixed Site

Hendry County
Clewiston
Clewiston East Mobile Feeding

Glades County-
Moore Haven
Maple Grove Baptist Church
120 Eqst SR 78- Fixed Site


Okeechobee County
Okeechobee
Okeechobee Civic Center
U.S. Highway 98
Disaster Assessment Teams
to Deploy
At 9 a.m. October 25, disaster
assessment teams were out sur-
veying damage in all four coun-
ties. They are looking for struc-
tural damage to single family
homes or multi-family struc-
tures.
Call for volunteers
The chapter needs previously
trained American Red Cross vol-
unteers to help in the relief and
recovery effort. Please call 655-
7683 if you have been trained
and would like to help.


Closed Shelters:
West Glades Elementary, 2500
South CR 731 SW in Muse/LaBelle
La Belle Middle School Gym,
Cowboy Way, La Belle 33975
South Elementary,2468 SW 7
Ave, Okeechobee
Buckhead Ridge VFW, 2002
Hwy 78, W Okeechobee
To make a financial contribu-
tion to the American Red Cross
Hurricane Wilma recovery effort,
please use one of the following
methods.
1. Call 1-800-HELP-NOW
2. Log onto www.redcross.org
3. Mail to local chapter in care
of Hurricane Wilma, 825 Fern
Street, West Palm Beach, FL,
33401.


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Phone company working on storm recovery


RESTON, Va. Sprint Nextel
announced Tuesday that service
impacts from Hurricane Wilma
were less than expected, with the
bulk of wireless and wireline out-
ages occurring in the Ft. Myers and
Naples, Fla. metro area in Lee and
Collier counties, Fla. Additional out-
ages have been reported in Miami-
Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and
Monroe counties in the storm's
path.
"Now that the storm has left
Florida and is back in the Atlantic,
our teams of technicians and engi-
neers are already on the ground in
South Florida beginning the initial
phase of assessment, restoration
and recovery," remarked Charles
Rehwinkel, Florida state executive,
Sprint Nextel. "While it's too soon
to have a complete determination
of the storm's impact on our net-
works, initial indications are that
the damage is less than anticipated
for a storm of this size."
Immediately after Hurricane
Wilma's landfall at Cape Romano,
Fla., about 18 miles south-south-
east of Naples at 6:30 a.m. today,
more than 80 percent of the Ft.
Myers and Naples metro area's
wireless networks were opera-
tional. This percentage will fluctu-
ate throughout the day as crews
deploy and refuel generators. The
company is continuing to monitor
network performance and assess
damage across the state.


The majority of affected wireline
and Internet services customers are
located primarily in Ft. Myers,
Naples and portions of Lee and
Collier counties, which sustained
extensive power outages. .Sprint
crews are working to assess dam-
age and install auxiliary power
whenever possible to restore serv-
ice to affected customers. They
will continue to work around the
clock until all service is fully
restored. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, the
company estimated that 75,000
local access lines are out of service,
representing less than four percent
of the company's approximately 2
million local access lines in Florida.
Successful
Recovery Expected
Engineers and technicians with
the Nationwide Sprint PCS Net-
work, the Nextel National Network
and Sprint Nextel's local telephone
operations, which cover portions
of 28 counties in Florida[NS1],
began preparations for Hurricane
Wilma last week. Generators, fuel,
equipment and personnel were
staged in Orlando,[NS2] Jack-
sonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Grove-
land and Deerfield Beach and are
being moved into the impacted
area now that the storm has
passed.
Sprint Nextel's experience with
hurricanes and its ongoing infra-


structure investments helped to
prepare for the storm. In the wake
of the historic 2004 hurricane sea-
son, some Sprint Nextel wireline
facilities damaged in Southwest
Florida by the 2004 storms were
replaced with newer, state-of-the
art equipment, including upgraded
power equipment. In addition,
wireless networks were "hard-
ened" with the installation of per-
manent generators and back-up
batteries for cell sites serving critical
public sector clients such as hospi-
tals, airports and military installa-
tions.
Employee Safety is
Top Priority
Out of concern for the safety of
its 2,000 employees in the southern
portion of the state, including 950
in Southwest Florida, the company
has closed all retail stores, corpo-
rate offices and call centers in the
southern third of the state. Today,
the company began the process of
contacting these employees via
phone, email or text message to
assess their physical safety and
immediate needs in the wake of
the storm's landfall.
Southwest Florida employees
will be eligible to receive all hurri-
cane related benefits offered to
their colleagues in Louisiana and
Mississippi impacted by Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita. For a description


of these benefits, the latest informa-
tion on store closings throughout
the Gulf Coast region, as well as an
update on the company's recovery
from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,
visit www.sprint.com/hurricanein-
fo.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a compre-
hensive range of wireless and wire-
line communications services to
consumer, business and govern-
ment customers. Sprint Nextel is
widely recognized for developing,
engineering and deploying innova-
tive technologies, including two
robust wireless networks offering
industry leading mobiledata serv-
ices; instant national and interna-
tional walkie-talkie capabilities;
and an award-winning and global
Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more
information, visit www.sprint.com.


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26 YEARS OF APPRECIATION
Jay Walpole and the Staff at Walpole Feed & Supply would like to
take this time to thank each and every person who has supported us
through a great 26 years. We try our best to make each visit an
enjoyable experience. We also strive to be your one-stop supply
supermarket for any lumber, fencing needs, animal feed and
supplies you may need. That is why we take time out every year for
our annual "Customer Appreciation Days"; letting us pass super
savings right to you. We at Walpole Feed & Supply hope to continue
our services and make your future visits quick and satisfying for the
next 26 years. Thank you all for letting us, the Owner and Staff at
Walpole Feed & Supply, cater to each and every one of you
throughout the years!

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763-6905
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Community events

VNA hosting free memory screenings
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 208 S.E. Park St., will
host free memory loss screenings on Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. Screenings will be done by appointment. To make
an appointment, call Donna True at 800-861-7826, ext. 1, or (772)
285-6291. The screenings will be done by a nurse or social work-
er from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center. Screenings are open
to anyone concerned about memory loss.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. This is a free com-
munity program. For information, call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, at
(863)763-5093.
Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale Friday, Nov. 4,
and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at S.E. Fourth
Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All pro-
ceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations
will be accepted at this location.

Chamber hosting chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a
barbecue chicken dinner on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in
Flagler Park #2. A drive-up curbside area will be designated. The
dinner will include: barbecued chicken (white meat $6 and dark
meat $5) with baked beans, potato salad, roll and a cookie. Tick-
ets 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 Cham-
ber office at (863) 763-6464.


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The staff of The Clock Restaurant has faithfully provided the
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years. You'll find the Clock easily takes the gold when it comes to
maintaining a nice family atmosphere... the servers are fast,
friendly, and efficient and the management team is right there
making sure you, the customer, are taken care of properly.
One of the most interesting things about the Clock is that you'll
always see your favorite hometown friends here police officers,
local business owners and workers, and so on and they'll all tell
you that they enjoy the consistent quality food and service we
give them. And that is why I invite you to come and rely on us -
because we care!
We have a variety of lunch specials starting at under $6.00. Do
you only have an hour or less for lunch? We'll get you in and out
faster than any other full service restaurant in town and that's
guaranteed. For breakfast, the Clock has a breakfast buffet that
runs 7 days a week with just about every breakfast item on it you
can think of. Everyone knows about our infamous Touchdown
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salad, and dinner roll or biscuit. All that for only $10.49! (Use
coupon anytime conveniently located in the Okeechobee News or
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So please visit us and experience Okeechobee's #1 place for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. How about a cup of Joe on Joe? Stop
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Community Brief

Child Find helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a service known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify children up to 21 years of age who
may need special education services. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For information, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.


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Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.
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SSurgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
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Fun For the Whole Family
SPONGE BOB IN THE PARK
October 29th, 2005 10AM 4PM
The Joshua Matute Family
Benefit Finale
at the Okeechobee City Park,
across from the Fire Department.
This is a "surprise" presentation of the Handicap Van
to the Family, resulting from your generous efforts.
For information call
Niki (561) 722-0401 or Hazel (863) 763-3617
ARTS & CRAFTS
FOOD DRINK GAMES
KARAOKE* MUSIC
CLOWNS PUPPETS
BALLOONS RAFFLES
CAKE AUCTION PRIZES
Sponge Bob Costume
Party for the Kids &
Young at Heart
All Costumes are )
Welcome.

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September 26, 2005


RAULERSON HOSPITAL

Raulerson Hospital is a 101-bed acute care facility providing a full range of
medical and surgical services for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
General Surgery Laparoscopic Bariatrics Vascular
Sleep Disorders Lab Orthopaedic Outpatient Varicose Vein Procedures
Gastrointestinal Podiatry Urology Emergency Care Mammography
Pediatrics Radiology and Imaging Wound Care Ultrasound
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
American Diabetes Association
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BIG LAKE HOSPICE YOUR HOSPICE IN OKEECHOBEE
BIG LAKE HOSPICE focuses on you and your loved ones. It is about living with
dignity and in comfort. BIG LAKE HOSPICE offers you choices:
Outstanding High Quality Patient Care and Personalized Family Support
> Your choice of other hometown healthcare providers that you want
SA variety of settings: home care, residential care, assisted living or in-patient care
SAccess to multiple Hospice services and resources
Coordination of social services
>- Grief and spiritual counseling
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for hospice care and services, please call
Linda Creech at (863) 763-0707 or come
to our offices at 3543 U.S. Hwy. 441 Provider of Hospice & Palliative Care
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g AGRI-CIVIC CENTER
2nd Annual
FALL FESTIVAL
"Free Music, Free Ranch Rodeo, Free Parking"


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


Sunday, October 30 -
Gates Open:1PM to 5PM
Lighted Open Air Arts, Crafts &
Specialty Vendor Marketplace
OKEECHOBEE CITTLEMAN'S ASSOCIATION

RANCH RODEO
Donations to benefit the
Okeechobee County Fair Association


The Agri-Civic Center is located 4200 East Highway 70
3 miles east of downtown Okeechobee
Event Information Call (8631763-1666
Be sure to visit Okee-Tantie Campground & Marina ~ Registration/Information (863) 763-2622
For additional information, please visit our Okeechobee County Websites:
www.co.okeechobee.fl.us & www.okeechobee-tdc.com
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Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's.
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.


Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Ed Wimes at
(863) 357-0047.


Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.


Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed' Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m:,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 763-4021.


Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adult basic edu--
cation/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 urtil 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W.
23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.


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ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
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Auction November 5, 10 a.m.
226+/- acres, irrigated, farm
equipment, steel warehouse.
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The classified ads


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.
(863)467-7753.
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.
Will the man who Identified
the ring on the answering
machine please call. Left
wrong phone number.


CHIHUHUA- REWARD,
REWARD, REWARD
Tan w/black collar. Vie.: Be-
hind Race track gas station.
863-357-2246


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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


ENCYCLOPEDIA, World Book,
Complete set. Free. You haul.
(863)467-2434
RED HEALER 1 yr old, free to
good home, call anytime
(863)697-3346.


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Shrine Temple. Bead, PMC,
& Wire Wrapping Classes
available. Info at www.Octo-
berBeadFests.com or
(866)667-3232.

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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



$500 Signing Bonus! An excit-
ing opportunity! Travel the
USA with our young co-ed
team. Personality a must!
Enthusiastic, motivated, able
to travel. Call Robbie,
(877)787-4386.
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$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
Opportunities:
(800)493-3688 Code
J-14.
ACT NOW DRIVERS- Flatbed,
Bulk Tank and Refrigerated
Divisions. Performance
based pay. Experienced Op-
erators. Independent Con-
tractors or Company Drivers.
CDL Instruction Program
available. (800)771-6318.
www.primeinc.com
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.
CDLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS
.50 GPM SOLOS .34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
SIGNED EQUIPMENT RE-
QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR
HAZMAT & DOUBLES
(321)202-4406.,
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Apply Tampa Farms
1920 SWWarfield Blvd.
Indiantown
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee
DELIVER FEMA RV's FOR
PAY! A NATIONAL RV deliv-
ery service has immediate
needs for qualified contrac-
tors to deliver "new" RV trail-
ers from factories and
dealers to Hurricane relief
sites. This is a great way for
you to help the victims.
Please log on today:
www.horizontransport.com.
Your next job could be in
today's classifleds. Did
you look for it?


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Indiantown,
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
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PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
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0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
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Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
KNOWLEDGEABLE HORSE
people' needed. Become an
independent agent for Horse
supplement company, dealer
recruitment and product
sales. Commissions based
program. Contact Sarah,
877)788-4448 or equinein-
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Edens Construction has
immediate openings for
trackhoe, loader and
grade tractor operators
and pipelayers. Experi-
enced and skilled only
need apply. Health insu-
rance, 401(k).
Please apply at 745 NW
2nd Street, South Bay,
FL (561)996--6822 for
directions
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITIES
FOR SURVEYCREW
PERSONNEL
$20/hr. for Experienced Crew
Chief. 40/hr. Min./Wk. for all
Personnel. Primary job
location in Okeechobee.
Call 863-357-6688

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MANAGEMENT
Hibbet Sports, a full line
sporting goods store, is hiring
in Okeechobee. Apply at: 2105
South Parrott Ave., Suite 103,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Hibbett Sports conducts drug
testing, www.hibbett.com

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



OFFICE MGR. NEEDED
Payroll experience a plus
Contact Chris Shiriey
863.634.0211


LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips

LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8
Is hiring a
TRUCKTRACTOR
MECHANIC.
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
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9048.


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

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

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

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


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Superior Water Works, Inc.
is looking for an
INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
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/DV Drug Free Workplace



Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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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


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breakfast and hiring a:
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Manager, Cook, Prep Cook &
more! Experience preferable.
Apply inperson
104 SE 6th St
between 10:30am & 2pm



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Available... Call Catherine
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Business
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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



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for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
w/Refs. 1863)467-9439 or
(863)634-8152.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
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Referral Service
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children, etc. Only one sig-
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govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.

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*Wrongful Death. "Protect
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Referral Service
(800)733-5342.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliot's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment!
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
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 8 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




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, Maytag,
15,000 btu, paid'$400, sell
for $250.
(239)470-3040/415-7556

AIR CONDITIONERS- 8,000
BTU's Works good $60.
(863)467-4366


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IBM COMPUTER- complete
w/17" monitor, Win XP DVO,
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 & MATCHING CHAIR-
Floral, $150.
(863)675-2648
COUCH, California Style, light
colors, L-shaped, w/formica
corner table, $150.
(863)467-5680
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
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- 8', Off white with 4'
loveseat. Good condition.
Antique satin. $450 for both.
(863)675-1914
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



BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car, $50
(863)697-2033
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART, Gas, Teal w/hard
top. Excellent condition. $2500
(863)634-8511


BROWNING 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
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. all about
guns. Cost $950 now
350 863-697-2033
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
EXERCISE MACHINE- Ellipti-
cal, Sears, Perfect cond., Pro-
Form Cardio Cross Trainer.
$100. (863)467-1396 Will de-
liver
EXERCISE MACHINES, Life
Style Cardio Fit, Low impact. &
AB Doer, Pro-AM. $85. for
both, will sep. (863)763-4952
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



HOT WATER HEATER, brand
new, used 6 mos. paid
$850, sell for '$650.
(239)470-3040/415-7556


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



TABLE, round, white washed,
glass top, with 4 high/back
chairs, $225.
(302)736-9786
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GIGANTIC MIRRORS Jobsite
Leftovers! (7) 48"x 100" x
1/4" at $115.00 each;
9) 72" x 100" x 1/4" at
165.00 each. Will deliver,
can install. Everything MUST
GO! Call Now!
(888)306-9046.
JUKEBOXES, (2), Seeburg,
both play, need adjustment,
full of records, $650 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704
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
SHO-BUD Pedal steel guitar
amp. Works good $300
863)763-9592 or
863)634-0399


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 i 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 & accessorit;
$300 Must g.o as pair
(863)634-8118
COCKER SPANIEL, F, 9mo
an & Wrie w papers & micro
(rilp NeediJ muor e hTi ale t Ir
-Ijvf $001 863983-5189
CURR PUPPIES: 100 eacn
CjllmiiSO. 8631261-4781
FISH TANK STAND, holds 29
gallon tank wood w.'stor-
age, $20. .863)34-4098
GOOD SENIOR HOME
NEEDED- Ilr Allen Pincrer,
$200 63)983-6537
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids. Moving,
need to sell. Papers,Will sac-
rifice $350. (863)697-2717-
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



ABOVE GROUND POOL Vi-
nyl, 3/2' deep, 16'.around.
Chemicals, & accessories in-
cluded. $150 (863)763-0252



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


COMPOUND BOW- Bear. Su-
per Mj'ignum, iew witri 3cas
and access I ;'5
,502931-8101 cell
POOL TABLE w/iaccesso-
ries, Slate. $625
(863)357-7406 :
TELESCOPE Celestron Pro
Bario'wt, idrgel scope, on ri-
pod, serious inquiries only
$225 863)763-3551



PIONEER TOWER SPEAKERS,
(2), for home entertainment
center or stereo, 1100 neg
(863)983-7915. ,
SURROUND SOUND Avia.
with 3VD. $100
(863)824-8703,



Flat Screen TV Pnilhps. 32",
$250.(863)634-5943
MAGNAVOX 52" High Defini-
tion, big screen, 6 mos old,
black, mint cond. w/lremote
$800 FIRM (863)673-3134
TV. Magnavox, Color. Con.
iole 2'' 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: Generac, 22500
surge, 15000 continuous, 30
hp, like new, $2000.
(863)467-5616



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


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
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
(863)634-0245



SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.
(863)634-5753


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



BUILDING SALE! "Last
Chance!" 20x26 Now $3995.
25x30, $5700. 30x40,
$8300. 40x60, $12,900
Many Others. Meets 140
M.PH. Higher available. One
end included. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



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
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories, Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
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
see!! Pd $1000+ asking
$400 neg. (863)763-6297



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


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 for Tracy


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

863-467-4555



NEWII! Waterfront 3B/R
homes available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Wont last! (863)763-6376
Waterfront Home, NEW!
2 story, 4 Bed/21 bath,
energy efficient,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376


.AIRPARK- lacre on runway, 2
hangers, work trailer,
$195,000 reduced $30K for
quick sale. (561)756-4586.


Agriculture

MITI

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.;Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn I 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



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
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
12.5hp, 38" cut, $250.
(863)634-1479


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


Tennessee Waterfront Sale!
2.4 Acre Waterfront $9,900!
Dockable Building Lots from
$14,900! Cabin Package
$54,900. Call Now!
(866)770-5263 Ext. 8.
Tennessee Waterfront Sale!
2.4 Acre Waterfront $9,900!
Dockable Building Lots from
$14,900! Cabin Package
$54,900. Call Now!
(866)770-5263 Ext. 8.


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 Broker239)433-0433
drewdrake.com



ASHEVILLE NC AREA- MOUN-
TAIN ACREAGE 1 + acre riv-
erfront, mountain view and
wooded homesites from the
$50s. Gated community with
custom lodge & river walk.
(866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
vestment 19.5 acres-$6,142
down $510/Monthly. Infor-
mation Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
EAST TENNESSEE PROPER-
TIES FOR SALE- Sold and fi-
nanced by owner. Log
Homes, Lots & Acreage near
Pigeon Forge- jjlrin Dua.
Call Ricky Bryant
(423)623-2537.
Ellijay, GA (N. of Atlanta)
1.5-3 AC. Tracts Level with
mountain view and trout
stream access. Starting @
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(706)636-2040.
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deposit to hold. Incredible
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(877)468-5687.
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tate-size deepwater parcels,
gorgeous woods, panoramic
views. Paved roads, county
water, utilities. Low financ-
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X266.
LAKEFRONT LOG HOME,
$99,900. Lake Cumberland,
KY. New Authentic 2400
square foot- Available
10/29/05. Jamestown Area.
(800)770-9311, Ext.822
NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on
mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall & large public lake
nearby. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,
$99,900 owner
(866 786 9-8535
www.NC77.com.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY, 2
Private communities with
hardwood trees, views,
creeks and river and lake ac-
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from $20,000 to $85,000.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
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tains. New shell on secluded
mountain site. $89,900.
Hardwood forest. Great fall
colors. Paved road. Near
parks & lakes. Acreage & fi-
nancing available.
(828)247-0081.
NEW MEXICO -20 acres
$24,990 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100%
financing Call
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plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
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(800)709-5253.
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site $342/ month. Breathtak-
ing views. Upscale golf
community set amid Dye de-
signed 18 hole course in
Carolina Mountains. Near
Asheville NC. A sanctioned
Golf Digest Schools teaching
facility! Call toll-free
(866)334-3253 X 974
www.cherokeevalleysc.com
Price: $69,900, 10% down,
balance financed at 4.94%
fixed, 24 month balloon,
OAC.
TENNESSEE LAKESIDE
ACREAGE New community.
1 + acre homesites .from the
30's. Private boat slips- limit-
ed jiiljtlirhy Lake ac-
cess/boat ramp. Close to
downtown Chattanooga.
(866)292-5769.


AIR HOCKEY TABLE very
good condition. Adcessories
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.
XBOX- With 8 games (incl Ha-
lo, Halo 2, Spiderman, Fable,
& others), 1 conttlr llr dl
cords $200. (863)673-5206


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


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tion, $350 (863)801-5353.
OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy free-
doml Travel without canis-
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EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $650 or best offer
(863)357-7406


Roommate 0950

ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
mo., until. 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 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

,Houes -S ale 1025


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 26, 2005 1o


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS-
Extraordinary Home Sites in
Gated Fall Branch Estates.
Wooded Lots, Panoramic
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-Con-
struction pricing.
(877)774-3437 www.Rid-
gesLife.com.


Mobile Homes

1011TITIO7M


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


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Beat 3005
.Camperi/RVs 3010
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ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trr,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors,
fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.
ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trail-
er, 16/2 Ft. w/40 hp engine.
$2000. (863)674-0067
BASS TRACKER aluminum,
17', 40HP new all galv. trail-
er, excellent condition $1500
(863)517-1273
BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft, 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Tournament Series, 24 volt.
535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
BASSTENDER, '99, 10 ft., live
well, trolling mtr., fits in a
truck bed, fish anywhere,
$500. (863)484-0109
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft.. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
863-674-1105.


CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. 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 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., BiminI Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1550 (561)644-1590
PONTOON BOAT- '03, 20'
PlayCraft, 50HP Yamaha 4
stroke, trr w/spare wheel &
tire, stereo cass plyr, Indiv
seat covers,'trolling mtr,
depth finder, live well, fishing
seats, anchors, bimlni top,
one owner, like new, $14000
(863)357-9962
PONTOON BOAT '94 Weeres
Fisherman Deluxe, 20'. 40 hp
Mercury, Trolling motor, trr. &
more. $6000.863-763-2203
SPORTSCRAFT 15/2 Ft., Tri
Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
tires. $1500 (863)357-1642
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
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HONDA SHADOW 1985, Runs
great, good condition. Gas
saver. $1500. or best offer.
(863)634-7046
YAMAHA Dirt Bike, YZ175
Two stroke, runs but needs
work. $300 (863)763-3110
YUMBO CRUISER '04- 50
miles, dressed out, good be-
ginner bike, 200 cc, $2500
(863)801-5353.
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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
good. $4000 or best offer
863)675-6568 PIs Lv Msg


Automobiles

III -

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



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
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Good shape, $1500.
(863)635-9458


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
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



FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Full
Size, Runs needs some TLC,
$1200 (863)763-8725.


FORD F350, '84, very good
cond., 4 whl. dr., runs,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)261-2938
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
tdr. 863-673-0920/675-9243.



F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-
fer(561)684-9007.


CHEVY BERETTA 1992, Good
for parts. $100
(863)763-3110
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$350. (863)610-1000
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $200 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


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.
TRUCK TOPPER Commer-
cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer
(863)840-0199


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 S0 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),
1) 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

UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x10',
Used 1 time. $850.
(863)467-1547


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

DODGE CONV VAN '96, High-
top dual air, tv/vcr, all pwr.,
elec. bed, tow pkg, $4500
863-675-2499/941-223-2914


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16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 26,2005


Anniversary

Kevin and

Tonya

Ammon
Kevin and Tonya Ammon,
formerly of Okeechobee, now
living in Huber Heights, Ohio
celebrated their first anniversary
on Oct. 9, 2005. The couple was
married on Oct. 9, 2004 on a
Princess Cruise Line cruise ship.
Kevin is currently employed
as a mortgage assistant and
Tonya is a customer service rep-
resentative.
Their children are Shayne
Burton, 13 of Okeechobee, Kyle
Burton, 11 and Conner Ammon,
8 months, both of Huber
Heights, Ohio.
The couple celebrated their
anniversary with a cruise to
Mexico.

Birth
















Liliana Wolanek
Liliana

Wolanek
Douglas and Lupe Wolanek
of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Liliana. She was born
on Sept.7, 2005 at Port St. Lucie
Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.
She weighed 8 pounds, 12
ounces and was'21 inches long
at birth.
Liliana's maternal grandpar-
ents are Jn and Ofelia Herrera
ol Ritervie\\ and her paternal
grandmother is Yvonne Wolanek
of Okeechobee


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