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Vol. 96 No. 302 Saturday, October 29, 2005 50t Plus tax

In Brief

Power continues
to be restored
Area residents are gradual-
ly coming out of the dark. As
of 1 p.m. on Friday, there were
still 6,500 Florida Power and
Light customers in Okee-
chobee County in the dark
while power has been
restored to 9,400 customers.
One of the obstacles to restor-
ing power in the northern part
of the county has been that a
number of poles are down on
the transmission line coming
into the Sweatt substation on
S.R. 68. According to FP&L
spokesman Nick Blount,
some of the poles are in a
swampy area and will require
special equipment to reset.
Schools will
re-open Monday
Okeechobee County
Schools will open Monday,
Oct. 31.
Okeechobee County
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper also stated
that any scheduling of make-
up days will not affect the
November schedule so that
staff and parents may proceed
with plans for the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday period.
Golf tourney
The Skip Bryant Memorial
Golf Tournament, scheduled
for Saturday, has been post-
pbned. A new date has not
been announced.
Kids fishing
tourney postponed
The annual Taylor Creek
Bass Club's Kids Fishing Tour-
nament originally scheduled
for Oct. 30 at Okee-Tantie has
been postponed until further
For information contact
Dave Stout, vice-president of
the Taylor Creek Bass Club,
Inc. at (863) 467-2255.
boat ramps open
The public boat ramps,
parking lot and docks are
open at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina.
Work on the campground
is continuing. The FEMA trail-
ers will be removed as all have
been deemed unsafe.

Drought Index
Current: 74
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.61 feet

Lake level
17.33 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)


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Hurricane Wilma: Homes sustain additional damage

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
This home in Ousley Estates sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Wilma. The
same home was hit hard during last summer's storms.

Kids' safety

leads to

special event

will be held
in Flagler Park
By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
County and city officials are
getting one over on Hurricane
She may have tried to disrupt
Halloween activities in Okee-
chobee Monday night, but coun-
ty and city leaders have a plan to
keep our littlest ones trick-or-
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May and Okeechobee City
Police Chief Denny Davis agreed

that in the interest of the safety
and welfare of the children to
cancel trick-or-treat within the
county. They have devised an
alternative plan.
A free "Trick-or-Treating In
The Park" event will be held in
two of Flagler Parks on Oct. 31
- parks three and four. Kids
ages 13 and under are invited to
dress up in their Halloween cos-
tumes and line up to receive
candy from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Children's games, light refresh-
ments, music and entertainment
will be part of the scene.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) will

See Safety Page 2

City planners

approve of

zoning change

This carport was flattened as the winds of Hurricane Wilma blew through Okeechobee

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
Planning Board approved a
rezoning petition for Bertha
Williams at their meeting
Thursday night, Oct. 27.
The meeting was post-
poned from its normal meet-
ing date of Oct. 25 due to Hur-
ricane Wilma.
With the approved zoning
change for Lot 3 and the west

half of Lot 2, Block 254 from
heavy commercial to residen-
tial single family-one, Mrs.
Williams is well on her way to
building a single family home
to replace the one lost during
Hurricane Jeanne last year.
She just needs the approval of
city council, and the measure
will be forwarded to the Okee-
chobee City Council with a
recommendation for approval

See Zoning Page 2

Hurricane Recovery Updates

The Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E, is no
longer distributing ice and water.
The midnight until 6 a.m. cur-
few in Okeechobee County has
been discontinued.
Indian River Community Col-
lege in Okeechobee is open and
classes are meeting at their nor-
mally scheduled times.
A boil water notice is still in
effect for Okeechobee until fur-
ther notice.
The City of Okeechobee will
begin debris removal Monday,
Oct. 31, in the southwest quad-
rant. Please separate debris into
two piles one for vegetation
and one for construction/demoli-
tion debris. All debris should be
placed on a public right-of-way.
For those who live on private
roads, the debris must be moved
to a public right-of-way for pick up
service. For information, contact

Donnie Robertson at (863) 763-
3372, ext. 213. Vegetation debris
should be less than 8 ft. in length.
Due to safety concerns by
Sheriff Paul May and Chief of
Police Denny Davis, the commu-
nity is being asked not to have
door-to-door neighborhood trick-
or-treating. In its place, the Okee-
chobee Main Street will head up
"Trick-or-Treating in the Park"
(Flagler Parks three and four). The
hours will be 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
for children ages 13 and under.
Individuals may contact Lydia
Jean Williams at the Main Street
office at (863) 357-6246 or at
(863) 634-9015 to volunteer or to
donate candy you have already
First Baptist Church and More
2 Life will be hosting their annual
Fall Festival in Flagler Park six on
Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. for children fifth grade
or under. There will be no charge
for any child. Each child will

receive a free soda and hot dog.
The Osceola Middle School
girls' basketball team tryouts have
been postponed until Wednesday,
Nov. 2, from 3:45 until 5:15 p.m.
Tryouts for the Lady Brahman
girls' varsity and junior varsity bas-
ketball teams have been resched-
uled for Monday, Oct. 31, and
Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 2:30 until 5
p.m. in the Okeechobee High
School gym. For information, con-
tact coach Carey Pung at (863)
The Florida Bandmasters Asso-
ciation Marching Band Festival
scheduled for Oct. 29 at Okee-
chobee High School has been
postponed until further notice.
The Okeechobee County
library is open and operating on
its normal schedule.

for Oct. 30 at Good Spirits has
been postponed until further
The meeting of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
planned for Tuesday, Oct. 25, has
been rescheduled for Wednesday,
Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at 100 S.W. Fifth
The Big "O" Junior Teen
Anglers monthly bass tournament
scheduled for Oct. 29 has been
The Brahman Theatre will be
closed until further notice.
The annual Central Elemen-
tary School Fall Festival will be
rescheduled at a later date.
Food, water and ice are avail-
able at local grocery stores and

The benefit for John and Con- Bulk water is available at the K-
nie Stanley originally scheduled Mart plaza and in Ft. Drum. Please

bring your own containers. Hours
of operation are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Okeechobee County Plan-
ning and Zoning meeting has
been postponed until Nov. 22 at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St.
County and city offices are
now open.
The Red Cross Shelter is open
at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center on U.S. 98.
The Red Cross feeding station
is open at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Civic Center on U.S. 98.
The Fort Drum Little Man Feed
Store is the distribution site for
that area and will have water, ice
and boxed meals.
Updated information will be
distributed to www.okee-
chobeeeoc.com and

2 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 29, 2005

News Briefs Glades County Hurricane Announcements

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
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
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons -
$31,100; four persons $34,550;
five persons $37,300; six per-
sons $40,100; seven persons
$42,850; and, eight persons -
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment
for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The
Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 2
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, has
announced that the next meeting
of that group will be Wednesday,
Nov. 2, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners cham-
bers, 304 N.W Second St.
Members of the community,
as well as local and county gov-
ernments, may present their con-
cerns to the delegation at this
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

Water, ice and food will be dis-
tributed at: Doyle Conner Build-
ing, 900 U.S. 27; Buckhead Ridge
Fire Department, 21466 S.R. 78 W;
Muse Fire Department, 765 Rain-
bow Blvd.
Available from the American
Red Cross at: First Baptist Church
of Moore Haven Muse Fire
Department; and, the shelter at
Maple Grove Baptist Church.
Doyle Conner Building, 900
U.S. 27
Tarps have been requested
from FEMA, but are not expected
in the near future. Glades County

officials have applied for FEMA's
Blue Roof Program in which the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will
respond with material to cover
damaged roofs and other dam-
aged structural element.
A curfew remains in effect
from dusk until dawn, and will
remain in effect until power is
completely restored.
All Glades County residents are
under a boil water notice. All
water used for human consump-
tion should be boiled prior to
drinking or using for food prepa-
Glades County schools are still

closed. The Glades County School
board will announce any changes
in this status.
Glades Electric expects to
restore power to all of its cus-
tomers within five days. FP&L
expects to restore power to all of
its customers within 13 days. As of
Oct. 28, 1,500 Glades County resi-
dents were without power.
The landfill has resumed nor-
mal operations.
The health department has
resumed normal operations.
Debris should be separated

into vegetative and
construction/demolition cate-
gories before it is picked up. Vege-
tative debris may be burned in
locations meeting Division of
Forestry and Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection regulations.
Citizens burning vegetative debris
must have a water source and
equipment available on site for
fire control. Construction/demoli-
tion debris and household
garbage may not be burned.
Spoiled food and household
garbage are not to be placed with
other debris for pick up. The
county has requested dumpsters
to be placed throughout the
county for spoiled food and addi-
tional garbage. Citizens and the

media will be notified when
dumpsters are available and in
Residents seeking assistance
should contact FEMA at 800-621-
3362 to pre-register for assistance.
Declaration number 1609 should
be referenced during the pre-reg-
istration process.
A temporary FEMA Disaster
Recovery Center (DRC) is located
at Avenue L and Fifth Street. It is
open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Glades County Rumor
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hand out candy at the old gazebo in
park four. Main Street volunteers
will conduct a costume contest at
the new gazebo, as well as games
and activities in park three. The cos-
tume contest will be at 6:30 p.m.
Lydia Jean Williams, director of
Main Street, is organizing the event
along with the OCSO and Okee-
chobee Police Department.
People who have already
bought candy to hand out to trick-
or-treaters have an opportunity to
get it to the children only if the
candy is in sealed bags. They may
take their supply to one of-three
places: OCSO, Main Street, or City
Hall and it will be picked up and
distributed by OCSO at the park.
Businesses may donate candy
in sealed bags or money to the
Chamber of Commerce for the
event. The Chamber will not accept
individual candy donations for safe-
ty reasons.
For those who wish to buy and
donate candy, six stores have
agreed to allow people to buy the
candy and leave it at the store for
the sheriff's office to pick up. Those
stores are: Publix, Winn-Dixie, U-
Save, CVS and Walgreen's.
Sheriff May prefers that the
sealed candy be left in the drop-off
boxes at the stores.
Various community volunteers

are helping to put on the event and
to promote it, including Billy Dean
of WOKC Radio who will act as
music DJ, and Joan Johnson,
OCSO victim advocate, who will
promote the event in Spanish on
radio stations Fiesta 590AM and La
Fiesta 1330AM.
Sheriff May said he and Chief
Davis were concerned for the safety
of children if they were to go out
trick-or-treating through neighbor-
hoods Monday with so much
debris left over from Hurricane
Wilma. So they took their concerns
to the county and city administra-
tions and devised the alternative
plan for kids to still enjoy Hal-
"We didn't want to be 'The
Grinch That Stole Halloween' from
the kids," Sheriff May said, tongue-
in-cheek. "We wanted the kids to
still be able to trick-or-treat. It was
strictly a safety concern."
He said he met with Chief Davis,
school administrator Dr. Patricia
Cooper and members of the coun-
ty commission on the subject.
"They all agreed with me that
the kids shouldn't be walking up
and down the streets and side-
walks. There is still a lot of debris all
over the place. In yards there are
jagged pieces of aluminum and
glass and other debris," Sheriff May
Chief Davis said they wanted to
keep things normal for the kids on
"There was a concern with

debris and with power and lights
being out," he said. "We came up
with the idea to do it downtown."
Chief Davis said he met with
City Administrator Brian Whitehall,
who joined in the brainstorming.
According to Chief Davis, Mr.
Whitehall suggested contacting
Mrs. Williams to spearhead the
project and the idea took flight.
Mrs. Williams said she has been
busy making phone calls and send-
ing out e-mails to line up volunteers
to help with the event.
At the same time, the First Bap-
tist Church and More 2 Life will
hold their annual Fall Festival in Fla-
gler Park number six, from 5:30
until 7:30 p.m. for all area kids in
fifth grade and under. They will also
have game booths and receive
candy treats. Entry is free.
Hot dogs, chips, soda and pop-
corn will be available to purchase
for a nominal cost at the church's
site. However, each child will
receive a bag to put their candy in
and a coupon for a free hot dog and
Sealed bags of candy will be
accepted at the First Baptist
Church, 310 S.W Fifth St., on Mon-
day, Oct. 31, prior to the event.
For more information or to help
with either Halloween event, call
the Chamber at (863) 763-6464,
Lieutenant Mary Anne Dana at
OCSO at (863) 763-3117, Mrs.
Williams at (863) 357-6246 or Glen-
da at First Baptist Church (863) 763-

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Homebuyer classes Zoning
held each Wednesday

rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Project HOPE
offers counseling
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Help-
ing Our People in Emergencies),
1600 S.W. Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis counsel-
ing and referral to various agen-

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from the planning board.
Jim LaRue, with the city's
planning agency, recommended
approval of the rezoning applica-
tion. The report states that the
request for residential single

family is more compatible with
the area than the current heavy
commercial zoning.
This was the only item on the
board's agenda.
The city's Land Planning
Agency board met immediately
following the Planning Board
meeting, even though the start
time was about seven minutes

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early. They waived the starting
time limit.
The agency board tabled until
their November meeting an
amendment to Section 90, Divi-
sion 5, Signs, of the Land Devel-
opment Regulations specifically
regarding commercial and
industrial sign regulations relat-
ed to Main Street's Murals and
Visual Arts program.
Main Street requested the
amendment to accommodate
their mural program that will
allow local artists to paint cultur-
ally appropriate murals on the
sides of certain buildings in the
The planning agency is work-
ing on mural size limits and will
decide on recommending Main
Street as the entity to make the
judgment call on whether com-
mercial elements are proposed
in a mural and how to adhere to
Mr. LaRue suggested the sig-
nage regulations make a distinc-
tion between signs with com-
mercial elements and those
without related to the murals
Having no business to dis-
cuss, the Okeechobee Board of
Adjustment did not meet Thurs-

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Students keep OMS a positive place
Congratulations go out to the intimidated. OMS put the specta- '
Osceola Middle School (OMS) PE tors on the edge of their seats as
department's Milers of the Week. they made it quite a game. Stuart
From the 8th grade: Martin jumped out to an early lead, but
Godinez and Paige Arnold; from OMS kept their composure and
the 7th grade: Adrian Tagle and fought their way back to take an
Ashley Wheeler; and from 6th .d ,,,B .nC ..... ,1 4' ,,

grade: Nicholas Mitchell and
Kayla Hearld.
As a continuation of OMS's
involvement in the Positive
Behavior Support Project, Mrs.
Bass drew the name of one lucky
winner for a computer. The com-
puter was donated by Mrs. Magi
Cable, and students entered their
"Spears" for a chance to win. Stu-
dents earn Spears for a whole
host of positive behaviors, and
they can spend them on supplies
and other items from their teach-
ers or save them for other activi-
ties. OMS is very proud of the hard
work students are putting in to
keeping OMS a positive place.
The Lady Warriors' quest for
the conference championship
ended as they traveled to take on
undefeated Stuart Middle School.
With their own 10-3 record on the
line, the Lady Warriors-were not

James Fusco
Nicholas 'Nick' James Fusco,
age 16, died Thursday, Oct. 27,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. He was born on Feb.
8, 1989 in Coral Springs. He was a
resident of Okeechobee for 12
years and was a member of the
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church.
Nick belonged to the Okeechobee
High School Swim Team and Latin
Club. He enjoyed music, surfing
and inline skating.
He is preceded in death by his
grandmother, Theresa Fusco.
Survivors include his father,
James Fusco, his mother, Patricia
Fusco and his sister, Lauren Fusco,
all of Okeechobee. In addition, he
is survived by his paternal grand-
parents, Andrew (Lena) Fusco of
Tamarac and his maternal grand-
parents, Louis and Doris Auger of
A viewing will be held on Sun-
day, Oct. 30, 2005 from 1 until 3
p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christ-
ian Church located at 3 Linda Road,
with the service to follow at 3 p.m.
Pastor Dave Robertson will offici-
ate. Interment will be at Evergreen
All arrangements are under the
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eveentuai iea. uoin teams
showed a tremendous amount of
talent with their passing and serv-
ing abilities. In one of their finest
games of the season, the Lady
Warriors hung tough, but in the
end Stuart took advantage of
some OMS turnovers and took the
first game 25-18. The second
game did not come so easy, and
Stuart dominated. Although the
Lady Warriors could have easily
given up, they stood firm and
gave it everything they had and
finished the season with their
heads held high. Congratulations,
ladies, on an outstanding season.
Coach Jones wishes luck to our
8th graders Paige Arnold, Megan
Clements, Kayla Goode, and
Jamisha Koger as they continue
on to the high school in volleyball
next year.

care and direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Julia Ann Thompson
Julia Ann Thompson, age 85,
died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at
Raulerson Hos-
pital in Okee-
chobee. She
was born Aug.
21, 1920 in
Willard, Ohio.
She was a resi-
dent of Ft.
Pierce for over .
forty years. She
enjoyed playing
Bingo. JuliaAnn
She is pre- Thompson
ceded in death
by her parents Ernest and Evelyn
Gilmore, her husband Cody E.
Thompson Jr., and her sister Ruth
Ann Owens.
Survivors include daughters
Ruth Ann Castraph, Mary New-
house, Cheryl Starbuck and her
loving son Robert Thompson. In
addition there are thirteen grand-
children and sixteen great-grand-
children and numerous nieces and
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Osceola Middle School (OMS) is proud to announce the
2005-2006 Student Council Officers. Supervisor of Elections
Gwen Chandler came to OMS with a voting machine and
twelve voting booths so that students could get some expe-
rience voting the official way. Students voted during their
lunch period, and the results were computed and ready to
announce by the end of the day that day. Congratulations to
President Kristen Roberts, Vice President Ali Nunez, Secre-
tary Stevie Brantley, and Treasurer Alexis Taber. OMS
extends a grateful thank you to Mrs, Chandler and her staff
for their time and efforts to make this a valuable learning
experience in civic duty.

12 counties get

food stamps early

Department of Children & Fami-
lies (DCF), in partnership with
the U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture (USDA), sped up the
November distribution of food
stamp benefits to Friday, Oct. 28
in response to the disastrous
effects of Hurricane Wilma. The
measure is intended to ensure
that storm-impacted residents
have an adequate food supply
during the hurricane recovery.
The advance distribution
applies only to participants of
the regular food stamp program
in the following counties: Indian
River, Okeechobee, Glades, St.
Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Lee,
Hendry, Collier, Broward, Mon-
roe, and Miami-Dade. By lifting
the staggered issuance for
November, current food stamp
recipients will be able to access
their designated allotment by
using their Electronic Benefit
Transfer (EBT) card to begin
immediate recovery efforts from

the storm.
Currently, approximately
289,566 households will benefit
from this waiver and will result
in an estimated $49,722,237 in
food stamp benefits.
Regular food stamp recipi-
ents may use their benefits to
purchase hot prepared foods
through Nov. 30. This rule
change will help those who lost
their homes and cooking equip-
ment as a result of hurricane sea-
More information on the
Food Stamp program is available
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Lighted Open Air Arts, Crafts &
Specialty Vendor Marketplace


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Letter to the Editor

As I fell asleep last night my
thoughts turned to you,
You're getting closer, but I'm
feeling blue.
Emotions are stirring in me
like the trade winds aloft,
Who knows how to feel when
your passions are so scoffed?
I wish I knew the direction in
which way you were going,
That way I could book a flight
on the next outbound Boeing.
The dawn awakens me and
the thoughts are still anew,
I hear the tales that you're full
of hot air and an abundance of
Everything's about you, as all
are watching you laugh and
Unlike cherry blossoms in the
spring, there is no hint of
You're spinning out of control

and disaster lurks in the mist,
I anticipate your howling tor-
ment and your gist.
I hope you won't leave me in
the dark feeling lost,
Your spotlight and attention is
at a high cost.
Uncertainty and despair are
your only clues,
In your wake of disgust and
temperamental mood.
They named you Wilma as
you spun your destruction and
A mention of your name
brings attention to the weary.
Yes, you're full of uncertainty
and your skies are not blue,
And yes, CNN-makes headline
news about you.
Soon you'll be gone and a
memory of the past,
Just another member of a hur-
ricane cast.

Vance T. Akins

Community Events

County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at
the Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For
information, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching,
praying and singing. For information, contact Reverepd Elma J.
Hampton at (863) 357-0455.

Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control
are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or
empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will
receive a donation from ECC. All monies received from this project
will be used to purchase supplies for the needy school children in
the Okeechobee. County School system. Boxes will be made avail-
able at the following locations: American Legion, 501 SE. Second
Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Com-
puter Service, S.W Park Street. Additional collection points will be
made available at a later date. For information, call John R. Rooney
at (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 am. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7
p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set
an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

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Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Leve Arnold, Jr.
Looking Back ...
This photo of Lena Carter Arnold was taken in August of
1958. She came to Okeechobee with her husband Willie
Arnold. Mrs. Arnold is seen in the photo skinning an alli-
gator. The Arnolds made their living fishing, running trot
lines and hunting on the old dead Kissimmee River in
Okeechobee. Mrs. Arnold is presently 93 years old, and
still cooks three meals a day, tends her garden and reads
the newspaper amazingly without her glasses. Do you
have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okee-
chobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee
News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them
while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and infor-
mation about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.

Upcoming Events

SOkeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather
permitting. The group meets at 7 a.m. at the Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E.
for the weekly meeting and leaves promptly at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interest-
ed in riding is invited. For information contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251, Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925
U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using

alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.

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

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
'IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-
2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake
Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
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. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St.'Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophre-
nia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
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)
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For
information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Crulse'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.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863)
763-0202. The other support group is held on 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.

Community Events

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.

Fundraising plane wash planned
A plane wash is being held at the Okeechobee County Airport
on U.S. 98 Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you have a
plane you can fly in, eat breakfast and let the cadets and senior
members of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron wash your plane. Both
Cadets (12 to 18 years) and seniors (18 years and older) are
encouraged to come and learn more about the great benefits of
being a part of the Civil Air Patrol. For information about the
plane wash or the Civil Air Patrol, call Joe at (561) 252-0916.

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 informa-
tion, contact Niki Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wethering-
ton at (863) 763-3617.

Church hosting concert
Rayz of the Son will be appearing at Living Word of Faith
Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Mary
Lanier will also be performing. There is nocharge for the con-
cert. Everyone is invited. For information, call the church at
(863) 763-6869.

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.

Alternative Halloween festival slated
The First Baptist Church and More-2-Life Ministries will host
their annual FallFest 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 Livestock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by
Oct. 31, and be in good club standings by attending monthly
club meetings to be eligible to participate in the livestock show.

Training for GaL volunteers offered
Training sessions for Guardians ad Litem volunteers will be
held on three Fridays in November Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Training
sessions will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's
Catholic Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Vol-
unteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit
to a criminal background check, submit to a personal reference
check and attend 30 hours of training that includes courtroom
observation and independent study.

VNA hosting free memory screenings
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 208 S.E. Park St., will
host free memory loss screenings on Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. Screenings will be done by appointment. To
make an appointment, call Donna True at 800-861-7826, ext. 1,
or (772) 285-6291. The screenings will be done by a nurse or
social worker from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center. Screen-
ings 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
community 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 proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale
donations will be accepted at this location.

Chamber hostingchicken 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.

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, bis-
cuits and gravy served for breakfast at the sales, as well as Slop-
py 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 proj-
ects. For information, call (863)763-4021.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College 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., Eng-
lish 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 Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic
education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.;
Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day, 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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Prayer request
Grace Christian.Church asks for prayers for peace in the
Middle East.

Local Religion Briefs

Right giving
This admonition to give God
Peace Lutheran Church.

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Chamber plans
fall festival
The Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce will hold
their annual fall festival in Flagler
Park Nov. 19-20. Vendor applica-
tions are available at the Chamber
office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6464.

Alternative Halloween
festival slated
The First Baptist Church and
More-2-Life Ministries will host
their annual Fall Fest in Flagler Park
#6 on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30
until 7:30 p.m. This year's Hal-
loween alternative festival is open
to all ages and appropriate cos-

tumes. There will be games, food
and candy provided. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2171.

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

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Reflections from the Pulpit

By Dr. John Keith, senior
pastor, Oakview Baptist
We live in a day and time when
people face almost insurmount-
able problems. There are any
number of self-help books on the
subject of solving the problems of
life. For a few moments I would
like to share the key to solving
some of life's.problems. In John
2:5 Mary, the mother of Jesus,
makes this statement: "Whatever
he says unto you, do it." That is
the key to a successful life-what-
ever Jesus tells you to do, do it.
It is important to get the back-
ground of this verse. Jesus and
His disciples had been invited to a
wedding. While there a crisis
came up-the wine ran out.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, came

to Him and related to him the
problems. Then she said to the
servants, "whatever He tells you
to do, do it." Let me share with
you three thoughts on this.
Number one, we have to listen
to the Lord's instructions. When
Mary told the servants to do what-
ever Jesus told them to do they
had to listen to what He said. If we
want to have a successful life we
must listen to what the Lord tells
us to do. Too many of us are not
listening to the Lord. We are lis-
tening to the radio, to the televi-
sion, to our peers, but we are not
listening to the Lord. We need to
cultivate the habit of listening to
the Lord-that means we have to
be still and be quiet more.
Number two we must live
according to His instructions. It is

not enough to just listen we must
do what He tells us. I fear that
most of us already know more of
what God wants us to do than we
are willing to put into practice.
We have the Word of God that
shares with us what God wants us
to do. It is like Mark Twain said.
One man approached him once
and said something about the dif-
ficult passages in the Bible that he
had trouble with. Mark Twain
remarked, "it's the passages that I
understand that I don't live by that
bother me."
Number three, we must leave
the results to the Lord. We must
listen to the Lord's instructions,
live according to them, and leave
the results up to Him. The ser-
vants heard the Lord tell them to
get the six water pots and fill them
up with water. They obeyed and

the water was turned into wine.
Their job was to listen and live
according to His words-not try
to figure out how it was going to
work. They obeyed leaving the
results up to Jesus and He took
care of the problem.
This was the first miracle
recorded in John's Gospel. John
2:11 tells us that this was the first
miracle Jesus did so that His disci-
pies would believe on Him. Every
miracle in the Scripture began
with a problem that man could
not solve. What kind of problems
are you having in your life? Are
you listening to what the Lord is
saying to you? Are you living
according to what He has
instructed you? Are you leaving
the results up to Him?

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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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Sports Briefs

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

Lady Brahmans
hoop tryouts slated
Tryouts for the Lady Brahman
girls varsity and junior varsity
basketball teams will be held
Monday, Oct. 31, and Tuesday,
Nov. 1, 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
basketball must have a current

FHSAA physical and liability
form completed 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.

Kids' tourney
has been postponed
The Taylor Creek Bass Club's
20th annual Kids' Day Fishing
Festival slated for Oct. 30 has
been postponed. It will be
rescheduled for another date.
For information contact Dave
Stout, vice-president of the Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club, Inc. at (863)

Links tourney
helps junior golf
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.
shotgun start.
The tournament format will
be four-person scramble. Tour-
nament fees are $40 per person
and includes golf, prizes and
entry to Waldau's Dinner and
Dance Party in the KOA Conven-
tion Center starting at 6 p.m.
Space is limited so sign up early.
Pre-payment is required. Partici-
pation in the golf tournament is
not necessary to attend the din-
ner/dance. Dinner/dance tickets
are $20 per person and must be
purchased 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-
For more about Waldau's
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Bobby Bowden: Terps won't

slip up on Florida State again
By Bill Kaczor unranked opponents, just failing to on."
Associated Press Writer play as well as they can. Maryland also may need more

been easy for Florida State to over-
look Maryland last year. After all,
the Terrapins had a losing record,
an anemic offense and in 14 tries
had never beaten the Seminoles,
who came into that game with a
lofty No. 5 ranking.
Maryland, however, now has
the Seminoles' full attention for Sat-
urday's Atlantic Coast Conference
matchup after upsetting them 20-
17 at College Park year ago.
"One thing about it, they won't
slip up on us," said Florida State
coach Bobby Bowden. "They
might beat us, but they won't slip
up on us."
Bowden hopes it will be a les-
son learned for 10th-ranked Florida
State (6-1, 4-1), which is facing a
similar scenario against Maryland
(4-3, 2-2) at Doak Campbell Stadi-
"They were not having a real
good year last year and just beat
the heck out of us," he said. "So at
least we're aware of that. You hope
your kids play harder."
Florida State linebacker Ernie
Sims said he's gotten the message.
"The teams that haven't been
winning that much approach their
game with Florida State like 'OK,
this is the game that can change
our whole season,"' Sims said.
"They are looking to bring their A-
plus game."
Sims said it's not so much that
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Florida State is the division
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lead a Maryland defense that limit-
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senior from Largo, Jackson was
considered undersized as a prep at
Seminole High School and not
recruited by Florida State.
"He's really a heck of a player,"
Bowden said. "He's one of those
you know you made a mistake

than 20 points this time against the
ACC's top offense. Florida State has
generated 450 yards per game, led
by redshirt freshman quarterback
Drew Weatherford, the league's
passing leader with 268.3 yards per
game. Hollenbach ranks just
behind Weatherford with 238.7
yards per game.
"I'm amazed at how well Drew
Weatherford is playing as a fresh-
man," Friedgen said. "He's sur-
rounded by a lot of other good ath-
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Greg Carr, a 6-foot-6 leaper who
leads a talented receiving corps
with 18 catches for 415 yards and
eight touchdowns. Weatherford
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Upgraded. Wood Molding and Wood Laminate Floors Throughout. Beautiful
Wallpapering, Vaulted Ceilings, Open Concept, Huge Living Space. Bathrooms
upgraded to All Wood Cabinets. Brand New Deck on Front. Brand New Dog Kennels
(10), Nice Landscaping, Two Septic Systems on Property. Many, Many Upgrades.
Reduced to $263,500, All offers will be considered. MLS #89697

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

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family room, CBS, 1932SF, only needs a little of
your loving touch, tow min. walk to lake access.
Great view, near Okee-Martin Co. line. $195,000.
#201. Call Lori 634-1457.
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3/2 DWMH on nice 1/2 acre homesite. Open floor
plan with great master bed and bath. Large stor-
age shed. Asking $150,000. Call Sharon 634-


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ING FOR! 3/2, completely remodeled. This
1248SF home on 10 acres overlooks pond and
pasture. $399,000. #213A. Call Sharon 634-

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES warm-friendly 3/2/1
home with den. 2058 TLA. Spacious master
suite with garden tub and shower. Ceramic tile,
oak cabinets, metal roof, fenced.
Concrete/steel const. HURRY! Call Lori 634-

acre. 3-4/2DWMH, corner lot, new car-
pet, double roof, serene hot tub, 5 bay
garage. $219,900. #203B. Call Bill 634-
1400SF, new 3 stall horse barn, tack
room, fenced, metal roof, newer A/C.
$249,900..#222A.,Call Bill 634-6796.

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

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

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


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

under construction. Enjoyment awaits
your family in this new 3/2/2 CBS home.
Perfect for commuter. 1633/2395 SF.
Travertine tile, cultured marble, maple
cabinets, GE appliances include wash-
er/dryer, sprinkler system. $239,000.
#223. Call Lori today.
Everglades Elementary. 75'x107' each.
Sold separately. $45,000 & $50,000.

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

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

SHymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.

S The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.

S Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.

S Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range. /
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S E LLS Patricia Louise Goolsby
Lic. R.E. Broker
S E L wag 763-6068 Cell 634.5588
Kathy Lancaster

Residential Acreage Commercial kathlynlancaster@netscape.net
4251 HwY. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219 467-6760 Cell 634-8676

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Licensed Real Estat
Bobby Tucker ~ 634-8677 & Brandc
Associates: W.S. "Bill" Keene Sr. 63
ori Mixon 634-1457 Sharon Johnson 6:
k Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfai
Lyne Price 634

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(863) 763-4010
hout notice.

COTTAGES BY THE LAKE a.i-rli:,r, .r,.,g ,jld
community on Rim Canal. 24 charming old Florida/Key
West style cottages with lofts. TLA 1223-1800SF.
Covered parking. Clubhouse. Reconstruction.
$198,750-$299,500. #202. Call John.

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

3 stall barn, fenced, 3/2 Redman DWMH in
Okee Little Farms. #89518. $197,500. Call Jeri

LOCATION! Only 2 blocks
from the main intersection of
Hwy. 70 and 441. 1,326 total
SF building built in 1973. Many
other features. Call Sheryl for
more info. 634-1343. $319,000.
List #312A.

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

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FORT DRUM AREA $229,000 locks. Corner lot, boathouse with electric lift, Estates. Well with water filter system, has FORT DRUM AREA $180,000
2/2 on 4.770 (1997 Wassau Home) with screened den for fish tales, wall A/C, tool room, 2 screen indoor/in-ground heated pool (solar 1,000ft. pip- DWMH on 5.080 acres. Home had some hurricane
plant area, stocked pond, patio. Yard has been porches, carport 2005, sprinkler system, new ing) with aux. 175,000BTU heater also. Work-out damage, some repairs done. Home is habitable.
landscaped with Florida trees and plants. (#89425) metal roof 2005. (#89699) room. Sprinkler system. (#89068) Great "Fixer Upper": (#89705)
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TREASURE ISLAND $130,000 Converted MH, very unusual, located on 5.080 acres, 2 Lake access, waterfront within 5 minutes of BHR
Waterfront, lake access, SWMH 12x60, "Fixer ponds, 2 carports, kitchen has been updated, new locks, 2Bd/lBa, 1 car carport, oak kitchen cabinets,
Upper" or replace with new DWMH or other. Some appliances, imported tile on counters and floor, new boathouse w/elec. lift, w/lg. room in boathouse, BASSWOOD $36,000
hurricane damage. Seller motivated, bring offers. cabinets, whole house generator (30 days), new roof. fish cleaning sink, laundry rm w/sink, 2 refrigera- Reduced for quick sale. Corner building lot on
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Lake access waterfront DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, family D.E.P or S.F.W.M. for wetland determination.
room, screened porch, se p. dining room, sep.living 1.250 acres. Buyer responsibility to inspect for wet areas. Seller
room, carport (2 car), 2 sheds, pontoon boat, sea- motivated. Call Kathy 634-8676.
wall, back (chain link fence). (#89925)

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* Close to town in Bet-Her Acres. CBS 3Bd/ Ba on corner lot with
large shed for husband and shed with breezeway fro storage and
your boat. Chain link fencing with separate section for your dogs.
Great kid friendly home.

NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.

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YOU! Finishing touches being com- plet-
ed right now on this full 3 bdrm / 2 bath
block home with garage in area with lots
of new, fresh homes near Everglades
Elementary! Superb wall tile in baths!
ASKING JUST $214,000!

s',4iiii, NO BETT iR l 'l i -1, mt'T'LO L'IT
IN R-BAR ESTATES! Concrete block 4
bdrm. w/garage needs some fixing and re-
modeling, so priced accordingly! Loads of
potential! Pole barn/stalls w/tac room,
crossed-fenced, circular drive, stone fire-
REDUCED TO $330,000.


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

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

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#89751 FULL 3/2 ... WITH SPACE.. ON 2 BEAUTY! Is there a better looking site for the
LOTS FOR UNDER $120,000! Larkee future on the "Rim Canal"? Attractive RG
Lakes 1982 doublewide with living room, zoned, and desirable CCMU designation on
family room, and Florida room/patio Comprehensive Plan! Includes quality 2 bdrm.
addition! Oak-shaded, 2 carports, 2 sheds! block home w/circular drive! Just minutes
Compare! PRICED RIGHT TO SELL! from town a little east of the Taylor Creek
REDUCED TO $114,500! Locks! ASKING $1,295,000!
* #89955 OVER 5 ACRES IN REMOTE AREA OF COUNTY! "Freedom Lovers" love Deer Park Acres
located just north of Indian Hammock! Nice parcel with blend of trees, open areas, and a pond! Includes
electric, well, existing septic, and travel trailer is a "throw-in"! No snooty "country clubers" here! A
"GONER" at $160,000!
* 10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave. $253,000!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave! $220,000!
S10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 & #17 @ OK ACRES directly
on NE 80th Ave. are superb lots! $253,000 EACH!
* 89201 OVER 4.5 ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE NEAR RIVER! Close to restaurants, bar,
trailer parks and Okee-Tantie park! $450,000. CALL DON!
* 89861 10 OF THE PRETTIEIST ACRES YOU CAN'T DO NOTHING' WITH! Good for investing or pick-
nicking in Coach Haven. Can't permit for building or residency due to poor road. ASKING JUST $120,000!

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Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134

realty group, LLC
18.95 beautiiul acres in the NE section. Call Joe to see this
acreage. Asking onl\- $652.1050.

lust set on lot. 2005 DWI'LH. 3Bd.' 2Ba. concrete patio, new
water s\-stemn, nice comer lot. Close to town and shopping.
Enj:l-able I\ ing for only 5112.000! Call Jonathan 634-0275.

Back up to Okeechobee Golf & Country Club.
Environmental asse ii7itiitinlshed on these. NO
\\rtland-. Paved rlad_-t .. Call Elbert 634-7460.
Asking $ a5.LI000 each.
This approx. 1 2 acre lot wou j ke a great site for your
new home! Priced at IHENDI
North ot town, just oit Hiwy 6b. Asking $'00,000. Call Pat

Office:863-763-8851 '"' I" iiiii 1m


Elbert Batton Joe Arnold Shelly Batton Jonathan Bean
Lic. RE Broker 863-610-1639 863-634-5294 863-634-9275

12 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 29, 2005


Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library, on the corner of
northwest Second Street and Sec-
ond Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, 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 class-
es, 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 Reservation,
Brighton, Adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7
a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizen-
ship 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 Ele-
mentary, 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 lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coop-
erative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic 'and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at

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
provides free screenings on
speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie
Wagner at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.

has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice servic-
es to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For
information, visit Hospice of
Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)

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CAT- neutered male, call to
describe. (863)357-3225.
LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to identify.


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.

RING: Pearl w/diamonds. Lost
@ Michaels. Sentimental val-
ue. $100 Reward.

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firearms between hunts and during the off season.
Now do-it-yourselfers can meet that need with this
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below for shooting supplies. It measures 80 in. tall
by 21 in. wide by 14 in. deep.
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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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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.
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Superior Water Works, Inc.
is looking for an
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
Apply in person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St., Okeechobee FL.

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

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

$20/hr. for Experienced Crew
Chief. 40/hr. Min./Wk. for all
Personnel. Primary job
location in Okeechobee.
Call 863-357-6688

Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 110
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 120
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

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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 ehgible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Location: BARN 8
Is hiring a
Includes Various
maintenance jobs.
Knowledge of plumbing and
small electric motors
is required.
Apply in person, or Call Tra-
vis @ (863)634-0102

Wanted for local job
Call (863)697-3622

Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376

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

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

Troy's Pressure
Cleaning, Yard
Maintenance &
Yard Fertilizing.
Free Estimates.

Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Call 863-467-4734

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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 vipw, mini
blind in glass, fits open-
ing, $100. (863)697-1627
Red Bricks, between 200-300,
$100 will sell separately..
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

Toddler, 4-5 & 7-10 yrs. old.
Size 6 & 7. $30 for all, will
sep. (863)824-8749

Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's & 90's
$500 or best offer. Call

Floral, $150.
COUCH, California Style, light
colors, L-shaped, w/formica
corner table, $150.
DRESSER & 2 Night stands.
Good condition. $100.


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 9 Supplies 685
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,
ikIC riii: i.:!.1800 or best

15,000 btu, paid i.-4 ,ll :II
for $250.
BTU's Works good $60.

TION- $75 (407)436-1901
great cond. $500
of Antique furniture.
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149

Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $200.-neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
more. Like new. $200.
white, like new condition.
$430 both or trade for home
furniture. (863)675-0386
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
WASHER, $75.

SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.

SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.

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used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
SOFA- 8', Off white with 4'
loveseat. Good condition.
Antique satin. $450 for both.
TRUNDLE BED- Extra large,
incl dust ruffle, comforter &
2 shams. $150.

matic, 48volts, Club car, $50
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or

ing $400 or will trade
BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
shape, $400.
Desert Eagle, 44 Magnum,
black, $950. (304)667-7855
leather bound vol. all about
guns. Cost $950 now
350 863-697-2033
Taurus, 44 Magnum, stain-
less, red dot, $650.

cal, Sears, Perfect cond., Pro-
Form Cardio Cross Trainer.
$100. (863)467-1396 Will de-

new, used 6 mos., paid
$850, sell for $650.

EARNINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee

TABLE, round, white washed,
glass top, with 4 high/back
chairs, 9 $225.

FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $650 or best offer
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353

gan Monroe Flat top guitar &
Kentucky Mandolin KM675
Model $1000 (863)675-0604
sound & beautiful pc, of furni-
ture. Moving. Pd. $4800, sac-
rifice $1200 (863)763-9608
SHO-BUD Pedal steel guitar
amp. Works good $300
(863)763-9592 or
10- iM I. I

separate. (863)763-5120
AIRBOX chip & hard driver
good condition. Accessories
included. $45 (863)467-2573
Silver. Adjustable. $20 or will
separate. (863)763-5120
XBOX w/ chip & hard drive.
Complete system & 8 games.
$300 (86,3)673-5206
XBOX- With 8 games (inci Ha-
lo, Halo 2, Spiderman, Fable,
& others), 1 controller and all
cords $200. (863)673-5206


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed 'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
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
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the

LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, Stainless steel con-
struction, $300
LAWNMOWER, 22", Crafts-
man, :i4i-propiiee'l, 5hp,
good cond., runs great, $50.
Murray'Riding Mower, 30"
cut, 11hp motor, excellent
condition, $300.
good condition. $75.
12.5hp, 38" cut, $250.


TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800
TV, Magnavox, Color, Con-
sole. 27"? Works & Looks
good. $60. (863)357-1560

makes you more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more sucressfull

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.

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

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BANJO Vega Pro 2, 5 string
banjo. 1940's model. W/les-
sons $1500 (863)675-0604
male, 15 mos. old, all shots,
spayed, micro chipped,
$250 neg. (863)697-2082
CURR PUPPIES: $100 each.
Call Hoss @ (863)261-4781
gallon tank, wood, w/stor-
age, $20. (863)634-4098
NEEDED- for Affen Pincher,
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids. Moving,
need to sell. Papers,Will sac-
rifice $350. (863)697-2717
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PARROT CAGES- (4) large,
$1100 for allwill sell separ-
ate. (863)673-5038.
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.

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condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
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POOL TABLE w/ accesso-
ries, Slate. $625
TELESCOPE Celestron Pro.,
Barlows, target scope, on tri-
pod, serious inquiries only
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Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/trlr,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors,
fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.
ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trail-
er, 16'/2 Ft. w/40 hp engine.
$2000. (863)674-0067
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.
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$8500 (863)357-7406
Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond.$1550 (561)644-1590
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
tires. $1500 (863)357-1642
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038

great, good condition. Gas
saver. $1500. or best offer.

DIRT BIKE KX250, '93, new
brakes, cranks right up, Fast!
$1100 or best offer.
Elec. Scooter, w/seat, head-
lights, turn signals, new 24v
charger, extra scooter for
parts, $125. (863)763-3551
GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
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Automobiles 400i15
Autos Wanted 1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 41065
Vans 40;0

$900 or best offer, runs
good, (863)467-0987.

CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles, $1900 neg.

FORD MUSTANG, 1965, auto,
vinyl top, $7999.
FORD TAURUS '95 Engine
runs excellent, dark green,
needs minor trans work. $500
or best offer (863)763-1138
YORKER, Runs good. Very
dependable, 4 cyl., auto.
$1200 neg. (863)697-6732
Cartier, one owner, always
garaged. 102K mi, excellent
cond. $3800 (863)357-7406
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Good shape, $1500.
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
TOYOTA CAMRY '93- needs
work, runs, or good for
parts. $350 or best offer
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FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Full
Size, Runs needs some TLC,
$1200 (863)763-8725.
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Came paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
trlr. 863-673-0920/675-9243.

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

for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$350. (863)610-1000
Needs work. $200 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
$300 (863)467-8856.

TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or

cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer

CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '91 runs
great, cold a/c, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-2494

CHEVY S10 Pick Up 1985,
Partially restored. Needs to be
finished. Runs good. $1200.

CHEVY S10 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

Community Events

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.Lharris@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) 824-001:'.

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, for-
merly of the group Mercy Me. For information, call (863) 763-6869.

Chamber hosting self defense class
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., will
host a class on Thursday, Nov. 17, on personal self defense which will
help participants obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The
cost is $15 and must be paid in advance at the Chamber. Class size will
be limited to the first 20 to pay their fees. Others who wish to take the
class will be placed on the list for the December class. The November
class will be from 7 until 8:15 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the class will
meet at the Chamber around 8 a.m. to go to the shooting range. If you
do not have a gun or ear plugs they will be provided. For information,
call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

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.

Eastern Star plans fashion show
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will hold their ninth
annual Holiday Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 11:45
a.m. The show will be held in the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107
N.W Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auction, door prizes and food for
a suggested donation of $8 per person. Seating is limited. For tickets
contact Mary Ann Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Blac (863) 467-7068 or
Margaret Smith (8630 467-8020.

Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor
applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test 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 subject 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 cho-
sen 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2492.

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools has K-3 openings at this time. For inforfna-
tion, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and'a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histori-
cal Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture of
the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerce.
They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okee-
chobee" which sells for $4.

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida
and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06 school year. Par-
ents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or,
they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy
of the registration.

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Trailer, 10x5, drop deck, good
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Used 1 time. $850.

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

top dual air, tv/vcr, all pwr.,
elec. bed, tow pkg, $4500

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