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Vol. 96 No. 310 Sunday, November 6, 2005 754 Plus tax
At a Glance
due to hurricane
The Waldau 14th annual
golf tournament and party slat-
ed for Nov. 4 has been changed
to Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Fair-
ways Golf Course at the KOA
Campground and Resort, 4276
U.S. 441 S.
The. Dinner and Dance Party
will be held in the KOA Conven-
tion Center starting at 6 p.m.
The meeting of the Okee-
chobee Library Book Discus-
sion Group on Oct. 27 has been
rescheduled for Thursday, Nov.
10 at 7 p.m.
"READING LOLITA IN
TEHRAN" will be the book
The annual Skip Bryant
Memorial Golf Tournament has
been rescheduled for Saturday,
Nov. 12, at the Okeechobee Golf
& Country Club.
The Oktoberfest celebra-
tion to be held at Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane,
has been cancelled.
The Nov. 4 Pastor Appreci-
ation Dinner sponsored by
Gideons International has been
canceled, but will be resched-
The Market Place Flea Mar-
ket 3600 U.S. 441 S. has
Editor's Note: If your busi-
ness was damaged and closed
due to Hurricane Wilma,
please notify us when you
reopen by calling (863) 763-
3134. Please ask for Dee.
Public assistance programs
began operation Tuesday, Nov.
2, at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70
E. The programs will operate
seven days a week from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m., until further notice.
The programs are: FEMA
Disaster Recovery for individu-
als; blue roof program, food
stamps, tarps, Small Business
Association (SBA), Project
Hope; and, the Red Cross.
Updated information will be
distributed to: www.okee-
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Florida Water Management Dis-
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Theater production begins: "110 in the Shade"
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Tin type image casts actors on stage for the opening of the Okeechobee Community
Theatre's fall musical, "110 in the Shade." The play opened Friday and runs for four
nights: Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12 starting at 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Auditorium, 610 S.W.
Second Ave. (Freshman Campus). Cast members include the following (not in order):
Linda Mazzola, Mike Zierden, Paul Buxton, Daniel Hamby, Tom Murray, Kevin Lute, Tina
Welborn, Jordan Bean, Sonya Hamby, Alex Ming, Rahl Wilkinson, Jordan Canevari,
Joann Kane, Joanie Moffatt, Cathy Womble, Raye Deusinger, Amanda Lamberti, Larry
Paxton, David Womble, Brian Garza, Aric Majere, Scotty Rae, Kim Womble.
Theatrical troupe lights up stage
By Audrey Blackwell
The curtain went up and the
lights were lit as the Okeechobee
Community Theatre began per-
forming the play "110 in the
Shade" Friday night.
The showwill continue to run
next weekend, Nov. 11 and 12
starting at 8 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Auditorium, housed' in
the Freshman Campus at 610
S.W. Second Ave.
Advanced reserved seat tick-
ets are $10 and are sold through
the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce or at the door, if avail-
"110 in the Shade," a Broad-
way musical written by N.
Richard Nash, is based on his
1950s play, "The Rainmaker,"
which also had successful runs
on Broadway, television and on
the movie screen.
In "110 in the Shade," the
story unfolds in a Western state
in the 1930s where the charac-
ters battle Dust Bowl drought,
extensive heat, and a father, with
the help of his sons, works
toward marrying off his daugh-
Under the direction of Ron
Hayes and his wife Jacque, cho-
reographer, the musical provides
a glimpse back to days gone by
when men swaggered as they
walked and a con man promises
to make it rain for a price
Mr. Hayes was quoted recent-
ly as saying that the show
"deserves to be in the same cate-
gory as such golden greats of the
,musical stage as "Oklahoma!"
and "The Music Man."
He said the play "has one of
the most beautiful scores ever to
come out of Broadway, written
by the song-writing duo of Har-
vey Schmidt and Tom Jones,
who also wrote 'The Fantasticks,'
which ran for more than 42 years
in New York and became the
longest-running musical in
American theatre history."
Linda Mazzola, a newcomer
to the Okeechobee Community
Theatre, plays the role of Lizzie
Curry, the girl who fears she will
become a spinster.
Daniel Hamby is a newcomer
to the theatre group, but has
appeared in other shows. He
plays the role of Starbuck, the
Mike Zierden, playing the role
of Sheriff File, is a veteran star of-
the local theatre.
Others in principal roles
include Tom Murray as Lizzie's
father H.C.; Paul Buxton and
Kevin Lute as Lizzie's brothers
Noah and Jim; and TinaWelborn
as Snookie, the girlfriend of
Lizzie's youngest brother. All of
these cast members have per-
formed in previous productions
of the theatre.
Additional characters in the
role of townspeople include Jor-
dan Bean, Jordan Canevari, Raye
Deusinger, Brian Garza, Sonya
Hamby, JoAnn Kane, Amanda
Lamberti, Aric Majere, Alex Ming,
Rahl Wilkinson, Joanie Moffatt,
Larry Paxton, Scotty Rae, Cathy
Womble, David Womble, and
Sara-Kay Knoche is perform-
ance pianist and Max Duhald
About 25 other volunteers
constitute the background crew.
Sharon Ming handles sound, and
Mike Smith is lighting director.
Costumes were sewn by Shirley
Bush, head seamstress; Lonnie
Kirsch and Vivian Coffman.
See Stage Page 2
area hurt by
By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
WEST PALM BEACH The
Lake Okeechobee area is still
reeling from the effects of Hurri-
Susan Gray, executive direc-
tor of the Okeechobee Division
of the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
reported on conditions in the
Lake Okeechobee division to the
Water Resources Advisory Com-
mission (WRAC) at their meet-
ing held Thursday, Nov. 3, at
SFWMD headquarters in West
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"I saw the lake after
last year's hurri-
canes and it looked
like chocolate milk,
this year it looks like
-Irela Bague, SFWMD
Along with Ms: Gray's report
on Thursday, other commission
members had information to
hare. A subsequent telephone
See Wilma Page 2
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The man who
built the crypts
By Wanda Worth Hall
As told to MaryAnn Morris
Editor's note: This story takes
place in Okeechobee, where the
Worth family settled after the
death of the family patriarch,
Daniel in 1923. Wanda Worth
Hall now lives in Sarasota, Fla.
Daniel's son was my Pop, Ken-
neth Worth, he came from
Sebring with my grandmother,
Arodella, to help Uncle Enoch
build his house and work along-
side him in his grocery store on
S.R. 70 in East Okeechobee. At
the same time, he trained for the
He married Mom, Edith
Louise Thomas on Feb. 6, 1932.
She was born in the settlement of
Sand Cut in January, 1911." (This
was four years before the Watan-
abe family made the trek by foot
from Ritta Island to Sand Cut to
farm. The settlement of Sand Cut
became the city of Clewiston in
1925. The Watanabes, of course,
ended up building and operating
the Watanabe Hotel there, but
that's another story!"
They settled there in East
Okeechobee where all six of us
See History Page 2
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Wanda Worth was in the Okeechobee High School Band in 1948. Her dad, Kenneth Worth
built the vaults in Evergreen Cemetery.
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2 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 6, 2005
News Briefs (ElM t (n rt rfi Wbllrl (N
due as of Nov. 1
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and person-
al property roll has been certi-
fied by the Okeechobee County
Property Appraiser and is open
for collection of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and
county can pay their property
taxes at the Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's Office in the
Alderman Building, 307 N.W
Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 4 percent on payments
made Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent
on payments made Dec. 1 Dec.
31; 2 percent on payments made
Jan. 1, 2006- Jan. 31, 2006; 1
percent on payments made Feb.
1,2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and, net
if paid in March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For' information, call (863)
Loans help replace
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
.-chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program
will help applicants who meet
the following criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne
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 fol-
lowing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons
$31,100; four persons -
$34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications
for this program are by appoint-
ment only. To make an appoint-
ment for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The
Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.
here on Nov. 10
OKEECHOBEE Ann Deck-
:er, aide to U.S. Representative
Mark Poley (R), 16th Congres-
sional district, will hold office
hours in room 106 of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St., on Thursday,
Ms. Decker will be available
from 9 until 11 a.m. She can also
be reached during these hours
by calling (873) 763-6441.
plans class reunion
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
clibbee Historical Society is
.planning a reunion for those
graduating or attending Okee-
chobee 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 con-
tact Betty Williamson at (863)
763-6226 or (863) 763-3850.
Reservations should be made
before Nov. 1 no tickets will
be sold at the door.
The get-together will be from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
There are a limited amount of
reservation spaces available.
Send your reservation form and
a check in the amount of $25 to:
.Okeechobee Historical Society,
:' P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,
Book on area
currently on sale
OKEECHOBEE The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads"
is currently available at the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
U.S. 98 N., or the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce,
55 S. Parrott Ave.
The price of the book is $35
per copy through Dec. 31. After
that date, the per copy price will
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
a mom t-
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Continued From Page 1
Auditions for the play were held
the week before Labor Day, which
gave the cast the months of Sep-
tember and October to learn their
parts and be ready to perform.
They practiced three nights a week
- except for the night Hurricane
Wilma hit and built the set in
Continued From Page 1
press conference on Friday, Nov. 4,
added more details.
"There is extensive damage to
farm workers' housing and our
buildings particularly for sugar
storage are badly damaged,"
reported Judy Sanchez of U.S.
Sugar in Clewiston.
"We will begin the sugar cane
harvest next week," said Barbara
Miedema, of the Sugar Cane Grow-
er's Association. "It will be a
reduced harvest, but the cane has
dried out and is starting to stand
"We are working to repair the
areas of the Herbert Hoover Dike
eroded by the sieches during the
hurricane," reported Dennis Duke,
of the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
Sieches are long period, shal-
low waves which typically develop
Sin bays, coves, lakes or harbors.
They can be initiated by sudden
pressure changes, ofthearrival of a
"The contract for the first phase
of the dike rehabilitation project
has been awarded," he said.
At the request of commission
chairman Mike Collins, Mr. Duke
will have a full report on the Her-
bert Hoover Dike for next month's
"When you see close-up pic-
tures of the erosion, particularly
with a person in the photo for
scale, it looks pretty dramatic," said
Dean Powell, deputy director of
Watershed Management for
SFWMD on Friday. "From the air,
you see there is a lot of dike left."
USACE representative Cindy
Foley pointed out Friday that the
dike is about 300 feet wide at the
base, and the erosion that took
place was not a threat to the overall
integrity of the dike.
"There was never any threat to
life or property by the erosion that
occurred," said Steve Duba, P.E.,
chief of the USACE Engineering
Division for the Jacksonville Dis-
three hours on a Saturday morn-
"One thing people think is that
we order everything," Mr. Hayes
said. He added that the only things
they receive from outside is the dia-
logue book and music score.
"We create the dances, build
the set, decide on the props and get
them. It's all ours," he said.
Mr. Hayes said he has been with
the Okeechobee theatre for 27
Issues of water supply were dis-
cussed in light of pending large
land developments in the Kissim-
mee Basin, particularly the Bab-
cock Ranch project.
"There is no science that we
have seen that tells us how much
water will or will not be available
on the Babcock property," said
WRAC Chairman Mike Collins.
The potential increase in sur-
face water runoff and phosphorus
loading due to increased fertilizer
use associated with land develop-
ment was discussed.
"We hope to see a revision in
environmental resource permit
requirements to require a reduc-
tion of 25 percent to 50 percent in
phosphorus runoff rather than the
'no increase that exists under cur-
rent requirements,'" said Mr.
Ms. Gray's report echoed like
"The (SFWMD) governing
board is looking at the installation
and funding of forward pumps in,
tandem with a recession in the
Water Supply and Environment
(WSE), she reported. "We are also
looking at moving water north to
the Indian Prairie Basin, a tradition-
ally water-poor area.
"As a result of over 10 inches of
rain dumped by Hurricane Wilma,
the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes rose
to 16.94. That is above where it
should be. The rise in those lakes
has stopped now, but it has not yet
begun to drop," said Ms. Gray. "We
are discharging water from Lake
Okeechobee at Structure S-80 into
the St. Lucie River, 3,500 cfs; S-77 at
the Caloosahatchee River, 6,500
cfs; and, at S-79, 10,319 cfs. Rain
fell on the lake, around the lake
and north of the lake. We have had
a tropical weather system affect the
area every month of the wet sea-
son this year. At S-65, the gates on
the Kissimmee River at Lake Okee-
chobee, 8,000 cfs is coming into
the lake. Before the storm is was
600 cfs," she continued. "Hurri-
cane Wilma stirred up sediment in
the lake, enough to clog intake
screens of city utilities. Water analy-
sis tests are done, SFWMD is wait-
years in the same building. He met
Jacque when she was stage man-
ager at the theatre and they have
been married for 16 years. He said
he proud of his cast and crew and
all of those who helped to make
the production possible.
"I can't praise these people
enough. They are a dedicated
group who attended every practice
and helped pull it together," he
ing for the results."
At the special governing board
meeting Wednesday, Nov 2, board
member Irela Bague, after a flight
over Lake Okeechobee comment-
ed: "I saw the lake after last year's
hurricanes and it looked like
chocolate milk, this year it looks
like black coffee."
Monitoring of water quality in
the lake has been increased with
runoff continuing to pour into the
730-square-mile lake. The lake
water is cloudy and the level is
high. This will slow the recovery of
the plants which help clean the
water. When light does not pene-
trate down through the water, the
submerged plants do not grow.
"The sieches were not as bad
with Wilma as they were last year
with Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne, but the water level in the
lake was higher to begin with,"
said Ms. Gray. "We had hoped to
be able to have a recession, a low-
ering of the lake water level to 12
feet, but that was when the lake-
level was around 15 feet. Now
we're looking at having to wait a
year to begin the recession."
"There is much damage to the
Storm Water Treatment Areas
(STAs). Because of area damage,
like downed power lines some
areas are inaccessible. It will be a
month before we get the full pic-
ture," reported Tracey Piccone,
RE., lead environmental engineer
for SFWMD. "But it appears that
the STAs planted with a mixture of
different plants much like
nature faired better than those
with only submerged vegetation.
Since the total phosphorus to be
removed was based on sub-
merged vegetation, the matter will
have to be reviewed."
The STAs are areas built to store
excess water and have been plant-
ed with vegetation to take up
excess phosphorus before drain-
ing the water into the Everglades to
the south. Since the storm dumped
so much water, all STAs are in
"flow-through" operation, mean-
ing water is not being held but is
allowed to run through as a flood
control measure. These areas are
also for recreation such as duck
hunting and provide habitat for
High water in these areas jeop-
ardizes not only their ability to
reduce phosphorus, but habitat
and recreation activities as well.
"From the air, you see the extent
of the destruction: trailers and RVs
blown up onto the levee and into
the control structures, the line of
vegetation up on the side of the
levee, cloudy brown water in shal-
low areas where you can usually
see the bottom," said Mr. Powell.
"We are pushing debris out onto
the levee to dry with tow boats.
Those are boats with a sort of front
end loader on the front of them.
When it's drywe'll haul it out."
"Since the hurricane and
through the months of recovery,
SFWMD staff is working alternating
12 hour shifts to deal with all the
problems associated with the
widespread damage," said Chip
Merriman, SFWMD deputy execu-
tive director. "Understand, that is
regardless of people's own home
Continued From Page 1
children were born, including one
set of triplets, Doris, Horace and
Morris. We lived in a little red house
on property that lay alongside and
in back of the Morgan ranch. The
house had a fireplace for heat,
kerosene lamp for light, hand
pump for water and a wood burn-
ing stove for cooking. The triplets
were born in this house. Morris
was stillborn but Doris and Horace
were warmed in an incubator
made of an apple crate lined with
flannel and warmed with bricks
from the fireplace.
It took awhile, but Pop finally
installed a small motor to generate
electricity. It was always breaking
down, but Mom would take her
hammer out and give it a good lick
and it would start up again.
Pop planted sugar cane and
sweet potatoes to sell. Mom and
Pop worked and shared a veg-
etable garden with their next door
neighbor, Bill Hardy. Pop raised cat-
tle, leasing an additional 100 acres
from the state and also went hunt-
ing for duck, squirrel, curlew and
frogs for meat and alligators for
their hides. Mom would shoot
quail from the front porch with her
22 rifle. You have to remember, this
was during the Depression. People
had little, if any money. Quail was a
tasty treat for the family dinner.
The two oldest girls tell about
going down Taylor Creek in a Jon
boat to hunt 'gators with Pop and
Mom. Now, the girls and Horace
had been placed in the boat with
their legs tucked under the seats so
they wouldn't fall out. Pop would
hunt and kill the 'gators and then
put them in the bottom of the boat.
Was that fun or what?!
The most memorable job he
ever had was building the vaults for
Evergreen Cemetery. We would go
out to the cemetery with him to
help carry the water for the
cement. Of course, we were kids. It
was more play for us than working.
After the funerals, he would go
back out to close the vault. I will
never forget the smell of all the
flowers around the crypts after the
When we were old enough to
attend school, we moved closer
into town. We attended a private
church school for several years, but
then changed to public school.
There was no school bus service to
East Okeechobee, so they had to
walk. There are some things you
never forget! We would walk the
shell road to the railroad tracks
near Hargraves' Grocery Store, and
then walk the train tracks. Remem-
ber the train trestle over Taylor
Creek? I sure do!
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ments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
FREE ICE: The ice that was given away in Buckhead Ridge was
wonderful. Some greedy neighbors went over there four and five times
a day to get the free stuff. These neighbors know who they are. What
goes around comes around.
BAGGED WATER: I know the water that we got from FEMA was
free and it was supposed to help us but the water that we got in the lit-
tle bags really does taste bad. It comes from Tampa and it really tasted
bad. I was wondering why it tasted so bad and to let FEMA know about
NO GUARANTEE: The three Speak Out letters about Halloween in
Wednesday's column, I've been looking through my copies of the U.S.
Constitution and I have yet to find the amendment in there that guar-
antees our right to celebrate Halloween. Even the mail gets delivered
APOLOGIZE: The people who complained about the sheriff and
the chief of police about the trick-or-treating, I think that they need to
apologize to the sheriff and the police chief. They were only looking
out for the safety of your children. There were plenty of churches and
other organizations who were having parties. You should be glad that
they are looking out for the welfare of your children. For the person
who thinks that this is a communist 'state' like Russia, Russia is not a
communist state but Cuba is.
ROAD WORK: I would like to comment about U.S. 441 and the
work that is going on. They should pick a better time to work on that
road other than early in the morning. They are really hurting the kids
who are going to school and people who are going to work in the
morning. They keep traffic held up way too long.
CANDY: I think that it's wonderful that the city of Okeechobee
wanted to have a special night for the children of Okeechobee. I went
to the park with my grandchildren. "What a mess!" Halloween is
about is "candy!" Kids don't like lines. I heard more crying than laugh-
ing and sounds of people having a good time. Too many kids; not
enough things to entertain them. I think if you only have a few days to
plan something, you are better off not doing it or, putting it off until it
can be done right. Halloween is about candy. I thought there would be
booths all over the park giving out candy, toys, free passes, etc. A cos-
tume contest, yes, but with the kids on stage.
POSTAL RATES: Well here we go again, the USPS is going to raise
their rates because they are losing money and that's the only solution
they ever have. Every time they do, I just turn on my computer more
often. It's much faster and more efficient. Ever watch the employees at
the post office in motion? I have a better idea, let's do away with one of
their paid holidays that no one else celebrates, like Columbus Day. I
wonder how many millions that would save? Or, they could bring their
employees' wages in line with what average workers make. I wonder
if I qualify for a management position with the USPS?
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The Kiwanis will host their 12th annual Farm-City Week
Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Okeechobee KOA, 4276
U.S. 441 S. Serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 each
and can be purchased at Farm Credit, Farm Bureau or any
Kiwanis member, or at the door on the day of the event. Farm-
City Week is a nationally-sponsored program that strives to
bring farmers and other agriculturists together with the general
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet
Thursday, 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.
CES hosts annual Fall Festival
Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Avenue, will host
their annual Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 until 8 p.m.
Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes.
Refreshments will be available, and children can have their
picture taken on a horseback ride.
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The D.B. McCarthy Grocery, Feed and Hardware store was located on West North Park Street and Northwest Fifth
Avenue. Shown in this 1917 photograph (probably about the time that Dan left for the Army) are (left to right) Daniel
Benedict McCarthy, Celia McCarthy and John David McCarthy. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or
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A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701.S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Per-
era (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
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. Any-
one 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.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurapt, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are
invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for
people who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings
are sponsored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated
by their medical advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-
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)
Cancer society to host Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee
Klatch will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, starting at 8 a.m. The event
will be hosted by the American Cancer Society at the First Baptist
Church, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. All Chamber members and guests are
invited. Refreshments will be served.
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.
Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting
a special 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 Laurie Pharr at
Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a free contact reflex analy-
sis and designed clinical nutrition class on Monday, Nov. 7, and
Monday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be held in his
office at 916 W North Park St. For details and information, call
Martha's House banquet rescheduled
The Martha's House Appreciation Banquet has been
rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov. 8. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98. The public is welcome.
Call (863)763-2893 for information.
Medicare seminar is scheduled
An educational seminar for Medicare Part D prescription
coverage will be held at the VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead
Ridge on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. For information, call
Omaha Beach documentary to be shown
Buxton Funeral Home & Crematory will host the first docu-
mentary in the Larry R. Cappetto series "Lest They Be Forgot-
ten" on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Okeechobee High School
gymnasium at 7 p.m. The film is based on the recollections of
veterans who participated in the D-Day Omaha Beach Inva-
sion. The public is invited.
Chamber membership meeting slated
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold
a general membership meeting on Nov. 9 beginning at noon at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrptt Ave. There will be
a special presentation by Stephanie Locke, executive director
for Martha's House.
Advisory Council will meet
The Okeechobee Advisory Council will meet Wednesday,
Nov. 9, at noon at the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
Cowboys for Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ will meet Nov. 10 at the Community
Clubhouse located on the corner of Fifth and Main Street in
Palmdale. Food and fellowship will be at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m.,
there be gospel music and a message delivered by Pastor
Kenny Cook. Everyone is welcome.
Democratic Party to meet
The Okeechobee County Democratic Party will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Beef O' Brady's,
608 S. Parrott Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call
NES plans advisory council meeting
North Elementary School will be holding a School Advisory
Council meeting Thursday Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media
Center. For information, contact Judy Demeter at (863) 462-
Airboat group meeting slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant, 301 W.
South Park St. Agenda items include a report from the audit
committee and discussion of airboating concerns from around
the state, a new club tent and a Christmas party. Visitors are
always welcome. For information, call Dennis Anderson at
Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, Nov.
10, at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board, 700 S.W Second Ave. Okeechobee County
Commissioner Gene Woods is a member of the Children's Ser-
vices Council and will be participating in this meeting.
Farmers' Market opening postponed
The Farmers' Market start date has been postponed a week
due to hurricane recovery efforts. It will begin on Thursday,
Nov. 10, in Flagler Park #3. For information, contact Maureen
Burroughs at (863) 763-2225 or (863) 697-3110.
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Yearling Middle School offers tutorial programs
Report cards for the first
nine-weeks went home with
students Monday. If your child is
having academic difficulties,
please contact his teachers
through the agenda book or call
your child's guidance coun-
selor. A student must pass 5 out
of 6 courses for the year in order
to be promoted to the next
grade. Please contact the school
so we can all help make this a
successful year for your child.
All students who earned a
3.0 grade point average or
above (no F's) along with stu-
dents receiving special recogni-
tion from their teachers
received an academic award
certificate on Tuesday, Nov. 1
during their vocational period.
These same students were treat-
ed to a Dominoes Pizza lunch
on Friday, Nov. 4 during their
lunch time. Awards are paid for
through the school fundraisers
and the School Advisory Coun-
Yearling Middle School offers
morning and/or after school
tutorial programs through 21st
Century Safe and SMART
The tutorial programs oper-
ate four days a week from 3:30
until 5 (Monday-Thursday) and
each morning before school
from 7:10 until 8:35. Transporta-
tion will be provided for before
school tutorial and for Monday
and Wednesday afternoon tuto-
Please contact Dylan Tedders
at Yearling Middle School (462-
5056) for a detailed explanation
of the program and activities.
The annual Veterans Day
program for Yearling Middle
School will be on Wednesday,
The Yearling Soccer Team
.won the first match of the con-
ference tournament. The Con-
ference Championship Match
will be played Monday, Nov.. 14
beginning at 4 at Stuart Middle
School. Good luck Yearlings.
Yearling Soccer Team mem-
bers include: Phillip Suarez,
Erick Garcia, Brittany Ball, Emily
Raulerson, Riley Carter, Richard
Donagan, Raul Piedra, Tiffany
McGee, Christina Toribio, Jose
Aguilar, Steven Garcia, Heriber-
to Guerrero, Pascual Ruiz, David
Ramirez, Samual Garcia, Aaron
Suarez, Austin Willard, Adrian
Leon, Ricardo Herrara, and
Congratulations to the fol-
lowing Lady Yearling Basketball
Varsity: Monica Koger,
Melanie Jones, Markeisha
Youmans, Jewell Buck, Graciela
Varela, Brittany Herndon, Kim-
berly Futch, Diana Fonseca,
Heather, Dubel, and Ravenne
Junior Varsity: Adrianna
Mitchell, Celena Letcher, Erika
Klingler, Calandra Youmans,
Jodi Raulerson, Yasenia Aguirre,
Gabby Borja, and Sterlandra
It has not been decided what
dates will be used to make up
the' five days of school missed
due to Hurricane Wilma. Infor-
mation on the calendar changes
will be sent out as soon as the
decisions have been made.
There will not be any changes
to the current November School
Yearling Middle School offers
a Homework Hotline to assist
students and parents. Parents
and students will be able to call
the HIlomework Hotline at 462-
5066 and listen to their home-
work assignments for the day or
Yearling Middle School will
again be posting information on
the worldwide web. Informa-
tion on the website will include:
monthly newsletters, GEAR UP
updates, school calendar, and
Our regular school day
begins at 8:35 and ends at 3:25.
The duty of the Okeechobee
County School District to rea-
sonably supervise students is
limited to the time the student is
on the premises at his or her
school for school attendance,
but no more than thirty (30)
minutes before or after school
begins or ends.
Students are not to be
dropped off at school prior to
7:30 a.m. unless they are in the
morning tutorial program.
In addition, we sometimes
have school-sponsored activi-
ties scheduled before or after
school. Please drop your child
off immediately before and pick
them up promptly after their
regularly scheduled school day
or school activity as no supervi-
sion is provided beyond these
times. The school accepts no
responsibility for any injuries or
incidents that may occur before
or after the hours of the regular-
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ADT Championship turns 10
By Daniel Shube
Special to the Okeechobee News
The ADT Championship
serves as the final stop of the
LPGA Tour season. Its elite field
and the memorable highlights
carved over the Championship's
first nine years suggest this
month's event will continue to
leave lasting impressions.
The top 30 players on the
LPGA money list earn the privi-
lege of playing in the 10th annual
ADT Championship (Nov. 17-20)
at Trump' International Golf
Club. "Only the 'Best of the Best'
can tee it up in the ADT Champi-
onship," Championship director
Michael Stearns said. "South
Floridians will get to witness in
person the best golf in the world
right here at Trump International
on Nov. 17-20 while the rest of
the world will be able to watch
the skills of these great golfers
during the telecast. In the first
nine years we have had numer-
ous spectacular shots that have
led to many great memories in
Only Rosie Jones, Juli Inkster,
Annika Sorenstam and Karrie
Webb have played in each of the
first nine years of the event. The
latter three are also the only
LPGA Hall of Famers currently in
line to play in the Championship.
Webb qualified for Hall of Fame
status this year.
A third of the ADT Champi-
onships have been decided in
playoffs. Last year, Annika
Sorenstam defeated Cristie Kerr
on the first playoff hole to
become the first three-time win-
ner of the Championship and
cap a season in which she
gained her record-tying seventh
Rolex Player of the Year award.
Trump International Golf
Club in West Palm Beach, one of
the most exclusive and highly
rated modern golf facilities in the
world, will host the $1 million,
72-hole event. This is the fifth
year Trump International has
played host. Sorenstam, the
leading money winner on the
Tour, will defend her title.
Fans can purchase tourna-
ment tickets by calling the ADT
Championship office at 561-656-
4400. Advance ticket packages
include: Good-Any-Day $15, The
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Season Badge $40 (admission
for all six days of the Champi-
onship), The Terrace Badge $55
(admission for all six days of the
Championship) and The "Flex
Book" $125 (10 Good-Any-
At-the-gate prices are as follows:
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Practice Round $10
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Thursday, Nov. 17
First round $20
Friday, Nov. 18
Second round $20
Saturday, Nov. 19
Third round $25
Sunday, Nov. 20
Final round $25
General parking for the event
is at the Palm Beach Kennel
Club, at the corner of Belvedere
Rd. and Congress Avenue,
across from the West Palm
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The first three readers to
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to the ADT Championship:
As of the November 1st LPGA
Money List, there were four play-
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Name three of the "Kim's" first
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Other Area News
Glades County gets helping hands Glades County Arrest Report
By Mark Young
Special to the Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN Glades
County, like several other coun-
ties across South Florida was the
beneficiary of a helping hand as
agencies from across the state
and outside of the state con-
verged on hard-hit areas follow-
ing Hurricane Wilma's arrival.
Utility companies from as far
away as Michigan have been in
the state working hard to restore
power. Escambia County's emer-
gency command came into
Glades County recently and
brought with them their emer-
gency command vehicle, com-
plete with full communications
According to Escambia County
Emergency Operations Director
John Dosh, the vehicle is fully
capable of providing communica-
tions to local governments who
have lost the ability to coordinate
emergency operations due to a
lack of communication ability.
"It's basically a mobile com-
mand post," said Mr. Dosh. "It's
completely capable of providing
communications help to local
governments. It has the Internet,
phone, fax, radio, and television."
Mr. Dosh said the their pur-
pose was to provide that commu-
nications ability to the city of
Moore Haven in order to help any
local, state, or federal agency to
better assess the damages within
the impacted area and thus deliv-
ering needed emergency units or
supplies to the general popula-
Glades County was the vehi-
cle's third stop in as many days as
it was deployed in areas where it
was most needed. One of the first
stops was Hendry County where
Hurricane Wilma destroyed
some 84 homes and left the city
of Clewiston flooded and without
power throughout the city.
Damage wise, Moore Haven
saw its fair share, but of the south
lake communities, fared some-
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(CCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) or the Department of
Charlie Micco, 24, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by
SPD Officer Lombardo on charge of
possession of a stolen firearm. He
was released on his own recogni-
Etanis Torres, 20, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by
Deputy Sergeant Mike Pepitone on a
charge of possession of drugs with
intent to sell. His bond was set at
Hurricane Wilma touches down in the Glades
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
The night before, and days lead-
ing up to it, residents in the Glades
prepared for the impending natural
onslaught of the slowly approach-
ing Hurricane Wilma, and watched
as the storm devastated parts of
Mexico in its path.
In the span of a few hours in its
early formation, the hurricane
grew in intensity from a weaker
hurricane to a Category 5 storm
like very few, if any in recorded his-
tory have done, and its projected
path favored making a direct hit in
People flocked to stores to stock
up on plywood, and water, and
canned goods, and generators.
Even then, most agreed they still
were not prepared. With a flurry of
hurricanes having hit last year, the
tedium of having to prepare again
and again in fear was wearing on
The long and desperate lines
that formed at gas stations still were
there, but no longer snaked around
the corner. Grocery stores had just
a few more customers than usual,
but not in the sometimes over-
whelming numbers of disasters
past, and water was widely avail-
One man sat outside of his
home in Pahokee and said, "What
canyou do?" before answering his
own question, "Nothing."
Still there were fears, though
:subdued, and residents worried.
With the three cities locally
banded by Lake Okeechobee, the
second-largest inland lake in the
country, fears that its dike could
crumble under such powerful
winds and rain seemed to worry
mary residents in the Glades -
news of the rampant flooding and
death in New Orleans from Hurri-
cane Katrina propelled those fears.
And the fact that the lake had been
responsible for the deaths of thou-
sands in the Hurricane of 1928
perched heavy on the minds of
people who have lived their lives
hearing of the death and despair
that followed the flooding of the
area in what is still one of the great-.
est natural disasters in American
All anyone could do was wait.
Some went to the shelters set up
at local schools. Others boarded up
homes and found a safe place in
their homes to wait it out. Some
refused to leave their mobile
homes. Others with the means to
had long left the area in search of a
The storm came early, moving
much faster than originally antici-
pated in Palm Beach County's
direction. In the morning in Belle
Glade, gusts signaled the coming
hurricane, the swaying trees in the
distance brought news of it. Later,
as the afternoon came, Wilma
It hit Florida as a Category 3
storm, its fast-moving trek through
land keeping it from losing very
much of its force as it strode
through Southern Florida and the
Glades. The first half of the storm
shook things outside, before the
eye passed over the area, the sec-
ond half of the storm shaking
everything else that had been left
untouched. It seemed to carry
stronger winds and many of the
homes later damaged were dam-
aged more heavily as the last part of
the storm beat down.
The strange calm of the eye
made everything still, but it was the
dying fury of the storm in the weak-
ened rush of the winds that gave
notice that the storm had made its
way clearly onto the Atlantic.
Residents found themselves
without power, without water, and
some without homes.
Rescue officials, including local
chiefs of police and chief of fire
made their rounds in their cities to
take a first-hand view of the storm
damages. In some mobile home
parks in Belle Glade, fire personnel
rode in their engines and sorted
through the rubble of homes com-
pletely destroyed in search of sur-
vivors, creeping carefully through
the mess in order to avoid stepping
on any possibly injured or dead.
Ethan Harris, a resident of the
715 Mobile Home Park near Belle
Glade stood outside his home
moments after the storm had sr,-
sided and surveyed the damage to
his home. "I've lost everything," he
said, looking into his home from
the outside through a gaping hole
in its side. "Everything."
Because the home had lived
through several storms without
incident, Ethan felt confident. The\
mobile home never had a chance.
His daughter and wife had left and
he stayed behind to weather the
storm in the mobile home, retreat-
ing to his bathroom when the walls
of the northern end of the trailer
bounced in and out and then
ripped out with the wind.
For several hours he felt the
movement of the trailer in the gusts
and, when he finally felt the winds
had died down, stepped out to find
the walls of his home had torn
apart, the inside of his home now
completely exposed. "After the eye
of the hurricane passed by, that's
what ruined me," Ethan said.
The destruction was evident
throughout the area.
Utility poles snapped like twigs
and their lines fell to'the ground,
some of them in puddles the rain
had formed in the dirt. Semi trucks
faced their defeat, lying on their
side after being picked off the
ground. Heavy traffic lights dangled
in the air above cars or lay on the
streets in intersections of heavy
In Pahokee, the palm trees lined
in rows parallel to the road at the
entrance fell and formed a physical
barrier to the residents who want-
ed to find an exit to the small town.
Cars drove back and forth in search
of one, looking through back roads
and trails for an answer and driving
over one homeowner's property to
reach a narrow way out, forcing
him to park his vehicle there to
keep the unwanted visitors away
- the only other route had been
closed the last several months for
In South Bay, an antenna fell on
the side of the Public Safety Depart-
ment building, and trees and
shrubs littered the area. In Belle
Glade, the marina faces a daunting
recovery effort, with much of it
now in shambles and boats and
mounds of trash now collecting on
the land nearby.
If there was a silver lining to any
of it, residents seemed to agree, it
was that the dike, long held to be
poked throughout with leaks and
holes, mostly held up and con-
tained the lake's water. The U.S.
Corps of Engineers promised it
A man in his late 60s walked
along Martin Luther King Boule-
vard in Belle Glade after the storm
to find a nearby store ravaged. "I'm
walking, I thank the Lord for that,"
he said with a broken smile.
"Could just as well been swim-
The Glades area in its entirety
now faces a recovery effort that
officials speculate will ,take
months, if not years, to completely
recover from. For the next year, the
recovery will be a key issue as the
cities reach out to the government
for help and prepare for the long
All they hope for, they say, is that
2006's hurricane season comes
and goes, and takes the next one
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charging him with grand theft, for-
gery and uttering a forged instru-
ment. His bond was set at $50,000
Jasinto Lopez, 52, Moore
Haven, was arrested Oct. 22 by Sgt.
Mike Pepitone on a felony charge of
burglary with assault and a misde-
meanor charge of battery. His bond
was set at $6,000.
Charles Johnson, 18, Moore
Haven, was arrested Oct. 24 by
Deputy Sergeant Ronnie Baker on
charges of criminal mischief over
$200, burglary and grand theft. His
bond was set at $25,000.
Kevyn Smiley, 18, Venus,
LaBelle, was arrested Oct. 25 by
Deputy Robert Davis on the charge
of battery on detention staff. His
bond was set at $10,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspaper.
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appreciation to community members,
family and friends for all of the
loving gestures and support we
received during our time of loss.
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Loans available to farmers affected by Wilma
man Mark Foley (FL-16)
announced that Congress has
approved funding proposals of
his that will benefit the agricul-
tural community of Florida. The
funding is provided in the final
Agriculture Appropriations Con-
"The agriculture industry in
Florida has taken devastating
hits after several storms over the
past two years that have
destroyed crops, spread disease
and damaged equipment and
infrastructure. This funding is
desperately needed and good
news for our growers,
researchers and communities."
Fort Pierce US Dept. of Agri-
culture ARS Horticulture Lab:
$250,000 for two horticulturist
positions that would provide
research to directly support the
citrus, vegetable and ornamental
industries. Research would be
specifically directed at reducing
or eliminating production con-
straints as related to mineral
nutrition, soil and water man-
agement, and management of
fruit quality, harvesting and post-
Lake Okeechobee Conserva-
tion Planning Initiative: $350,000
for conservation services and
planning for farmers and
landowners while reducing
phosphorus inputs into the lake
in the Lake Okeechobee water-
Harbor Branch Oceanograph-
ic Institute: $1,700,000 for Har-
bor Branch's Aquaculture Initia-
tive in Fort Pierce.
Specialty Crop Block
Grants: $7 Million for Specialty
Crop Block Grants for which
Florida can apply.
State ofFlorida Canker Eradi-
cation Program: $36,629,000.
OKEECHOBEE Edward L.
Ayen has been appointed to
introduce the Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods (FY&N) program
in the Okeechobee region which
includes Highlands, Okeechobee
and Glades counties.
The Okeechobee region is
faced with a growing number of
problems with regard to lake and
ground water quality and natural
.....resource degradation. The FY&N
program will initiate programs
that will educate participants as
to the importance of natural
resource protection through
responsible lawn management.
The core FY&N programs will
target homeowners, garden cen-
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fessionals, with recruitment of
neighborhoods, yards and busi-
This will be accomplished by
distribution of information, train-
ing and utilization of volunteer
groups and a yard certification
with the FY&N program are: Uni-
versity of Florida (UF) Depart-
ment of Environmental Horticul-
ture, UF Cooperative Extension
Service, county and municipal
governments, Florida Lakewatch,
Water Management Districts, UF
multi-county Sea Grant Program,
and public utility companies
within the three county area.
Mr. Ayen is available to
address interested groups such as
homeowners associations, vol-
untary organizations and clubs.
For further information he can be
reached by calling the Highlands
County Extension Service office.
Phone: (863)402-6540 or email:
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4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL
Citrus damage could
total $180 million
LAKELAND Florida Citrus
Mutual released preliminary fig-
ures representing an estimated
statewide citrus crop loss impact
due to Hurricane Wilma. Esti-
mates show that the storm
reduced the overall citrus harvest
for the upcoming season by 17
percent of the total crop, approxi-
mately 35.7 million boxes of fruit.
This will result in nearly $180 mil-
lion in crop loss based on price
expectations following the Oct. 12
U.S. Department of Agriculture
This figure is for fruit only and
does not represent tree loss and re-
planting costs or damage costs
associated with barns, equipment,
processing and packing facilities,
which will increase the overall
economic loss the industry will
face. In addition, given experience
from the 2004 hurricanes, growers
expect more fruit to fall within the
next few weeks, further adding to
the overall fruit loss.
"This is a very preliminary fig-
ure that could increase as addition-
al damage is discovered and indus-
try losses are calculated," said
Andy LaVigne, Florida Citrus Mutu-
al's executive vice president/CEO.
For oranges, estimates show a
preliminary loss of 24.4 million
boxes, which represents 13 per-
cent of the state's orange crop. For
grapefruit, estimates show a pre-
liminary loss of 11.3 million boxes,
which represents 47 percent of the
state's grapefruit crop.
Ninety-six percent of the Flori-
da orange crop is processed into
orange juice. Florida citrus grow-
ers supply SO percent of the U.S.
orange juice supply and 38 per-
cent of the world orange juice sup-
ply. Florida is typically the world
leader in grapefruit production.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948, is the state's largest citrus
grower organization with more
than 10,000 members. The Florida
citrus industry provides a $9.1 bil-
lion annual economic impact to
the state, employs nearly 90,000
people and covers approximately
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GAINESVILLE The USDA's
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offer-
ing federal disaster assistance loans
to eligible family farmers recently
affected by Hurricane Wilma,
announced FSA State Executive
Director Kevin L. Kelley.
Eligible Florida farmers and
ranchers may qualify for Emer-
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received through June 30,2006.
President Bush has designated
the following eligible counties as a
major disaster area based on dam-
ages and losses caused by Hurri-
cane Wilma that occurred begin-
ning on Oct. 23, 2005: Brevard,
Broward, Charlotte, Collier, De
Soto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian
River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee,
Orange,, Osceola, Palm Beach,
Polk, Sarasota, St. Lucie and Volu-
Farmers and ranchers in the
above-named Florida counties
who sustained physical and pro-
duction losses as a result of the dis-
aster and wish to apply for an
Emergency Loan to assist them in
recovering from the loss resulting
from this disaster may apply at the
following FSA offices:
S Brevard,. Orange, Osceola:
1725 David Walker Drive, Tavares,
FL32778, (352) 343-2581
SBroward, Charlotte, Collier,
Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian
River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
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South Military Trail, West Palm
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SDe Soto, Hardee, Hillsborough,
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Yards: first line of defense
By Ed Ayen
Special to the Okeechobee News
It may surprise you to know that
your yard is the first line of defense
for Florida's fragile environment.
The health of Florida's estuaries,
rivers, lakes and aquifers depends
in part on how you landscape and
maintain your yard. And you don't
even have to live on the water to
make a difference.
Storm-water runoff is the rea-
son. Rain falls on yards, roads and
parking lots, and then washes into
tributaries and the lagoon, carrying
pollutants like fertilizers, pesticides,
soil and petroleum products. Scien-
tists have discovered that fertilizers
and pesticides from residential
areas are serious threats to the
health of Florida's waters. When
runoff contains nitrogen from fertil-
izers, algae can become so abun-
dant that oxygen is depleted and
fish kills may result. In some fresh-
water environments phosphorus is
nutrient responsible for algae
blooms. Toxic substances, such as,
common landscape and house-
hold pesticides, can damage repro-
duction in marine life.
But all is not gloom and doom.
A new ethic is emerging among
concerned Florida homeowners
who seek to redefine the image of
home and landscape. The idea is to
cooperate with local, natural condi-
tions, rather than to battle the ele-
More people are conserving
water and energy inside and out-
side the home. Interest is growing
in landscaping with native and
other beneficial trees, shrubs and
ground covers. Homeowners are
choosing plants that blend beauty
and environmental benefits. People
are selecting safer alternatives to
chemicals used indoors and out.
Best of all, many of these benefits to
the environment also save time and
money while enhancingour spe-
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emphasizes nine major principles
which I will be expanding on in
future articles: Right Plant, Right
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This is the first in a series of arti-
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area program called Florida Yards
& Neighborhoods. The program is
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local county extension service in
Highlands, Okeechobee and
Glades County and is partially fund-
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319 funding from the U. S. EPA
through the Florida Department of
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owners associations, voluntary
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100 percent of the calculated actual
production loss and 100 percent of
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BEAGLE- Male with collar
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GLASSES, prescription, in red
case, behind Rodeo
grounds, 15th or 16th St.,
PIT BULL MIX-4 mo. old fe-
male. White, w/ two freckles
on right ear. Purple collar w/
bell. 4yr old daughter can't
sleep with out her!! Please call
w/ any info. (386)864-3043 or
CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
CURR PUPPIES- 7, There go-
ing to be large dogs. To
Good Homes Only!
PUPS- 6 wks' old, free to
good homes (863)763-5178
KITTENS- 2 Adorable, Free to
great loving homes.
KITTENS- 2, Bobtail, Gray,
Free To Good Only!
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ao? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.
OKEECHOBEE- Sat & Su.n
Nov. 5th & 6th, 8am-5pm,
Snug Harbor/Seminole Vil-
lage Lot 28. Furniture, appli-
ances and misc.
OKEE.- Sat. &Sun. Nov. 5th &
6th,, 8am-?, State Rd 70 w
to13176, 13152 & 13554 SW
144th Parkway, 13186 &
13466 SW 16th Drive. Furni-
ture, Boat, Car, Kayaks, Marine
stuff, Phones, Computers,
Electronic, Play station, Model
airplane, Stuffed animals, Art
supplies, Fountain, Mower,
Clothes, Books, Prom dresses
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
DO NOT CALL
looking for motivated'
Good pay, benefits.
READING A NEWSPAPER...
ou uaiiy. yuui ou
Must be for a personal item. (No commercial Iterns, pets or animals)
SMust fit into 1 2 inch
(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line)
Must include only one item and its price
(remember it must be S2.500 or lehs)
N Call us!
No Fee, No Catch, No Problem! f
A/C company seeks exp'd me- DI
chanic. Valid drivers license DIESEL
a must. Top Pay. Applica- MECHANIC
tions avail., 406 SW 2nd St.
i! ALL TRADES NEEDED!! &
Daily work Daily pay MECHANIC
Report to Labor Finders 6am MECH
e p Salary neg.
$31,200 to start, for ,
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
BEST JOB EVER
now hiring 18-25 guys
& gals to travel U.S.
with fun company.
MTV road rules
training if you can
start immediately. Call
Ask for Jelka
must have tools &
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins, avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
Grab a bargain from your
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classlfleds.
& tools. Call
Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced,
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Permanent
work with a variety
1 METER READER for the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority. Applicant must be able to perform light to
heavy physical labor, must be able to work in har-
mony with other employees and be courteous to
the general public. Applicant must possess a valid
FL Operators Drivers License (only those with a
clean driving record for the last three years need
apply), have high school diploma or equivalent,
have neat legible handwriting and average mathe-
matical skills. Must agree to payroll payment by
way of direct deposit. Apply to the Okeechobee
Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue,
Okee, FL 34974-4221. Applications will be taken
until position is filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER (M/F//D) DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE.
MAINTENANCE SERVICE MECHANIC
Lykes Citrus Management Division has an imme-
diate opening for a maintenance service mechanic
at the Brighton Grove location. Successful candi-
dates should possess experience in the perfor-
mance of basic equipment maintenance
requirements including checking fluid levels,
changing oil, making minor repairs and assisting
the mechanics in the shop.
Lykes Citrus Management Division has an imme-
diate opening for an Office Coordinator, at the
Brighton Grove location. Duties include the perfor-
mance of basic office work such as filing, answer-
ing the phone and computer data entry. This
position will also perform shop clerical duties
such as ordering, stocking and inventory control
of parts, coding invoices, completing repair orders
and some courier duties. Successful candidates
should have basic knowledge of office clerical du-
ties, computer data entry and must possess a val-
id Florida Driver's License.
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefits, and paid
Qualified applicants should apply in person at the
Ranch office located at the corner of Hwy. 70 and
721, (106 S.W. C. R. 721 Okeechobee, Fl..)
Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer -
M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace
Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
PALM TREE HARVESTING SUPERVISOR
Successful candidates will supervise 1 to 3 har-
vesting crews, coordinate product orders; pro-
motion and collections. Individuals should be
experienced in horticulture, employee supervi-
sion and general business practices. Computer
and good communication skills a valuable as-
set. Salary is dependent on experience and
qualifications. Send resume to:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
r Attn: Jim Bryan
15440 N. Island Rd/Hwy 29
Palmdale, FL 33857
AA/EOE/M/F/DV A Drug Free Workplace 1
Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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Tuesday thru Friday
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
ONLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCEb NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC.* MEDICAL
FAMILY COURT MANAGER
$44,415.36/Annually + benefits. Minimum
B.S./B.A. degree. Attorney with Family Law
experience preferred. Send State
of Florida application to:
229 Courthouse Addition
218 S. 2nd St.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree
production crew. Individuals should have
some experience in the harvesting and loading
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li-
cence and communication in English required.
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
A Drug Free Workplace
Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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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Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
MECHANIC: Experienced in
Heavy Equipment & Hydraul-
ics. Call (772)464-2582 Be-
OFFICE MGR. NEEDED
Payroll experience a plus
Contact Chris Shirley
For a Busy Child Care Center
resume to 863-467-7560
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
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search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RV's
or in sales helpful, but
not necessary. Will Train
the right candidate. 6 day
work week, Mon thru Sat.
9-5, Sun. 12-4 with
week day off. Excellent
pay with Benefits.
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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TITLE INSURANCE CLOSER
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Tax Preparation 315
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
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License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
417 W.S. Park
LOVING COUPLE- to care
for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
w/Refs. (863)467-9439 or
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER, Maytag,
S15,000 btu, paid $400, sell
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric New Paid
$325 asking $200. neg.
DRYER, Kenmore, Extra Large
Capacity. $75 (772)215-9168
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
FREEZER, upright, small, exc.
cond., 1/2 price $150 firm,
no hurricane damage,
REFRIGERATOR, 2 Door w/ice
maker. STOVE, 30", Electric
w/black glass door. $325 for
all, will sep. (772)215-9168
REFRIGERATOR, Side by Side.
& RANGE, Continuous clean-
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$200 will sep. 863-467-8254
STOVE- GE, 2 yrs old, excel-
lent condition, white, .$150.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
SHED-8 x10, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must sell $1295
CERAMIC TILE, 190 sq. ft.,
light beige, 16 1/4"x16 1/4",
w/ 3 bags of mortar & grout,
SCREEN DOOR- Standard size,
White, Excellent shape, $35
Windows, Aluminum, 50x52
in. w/3 louvers, (2) alum.
doors w/windows, $230.
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's & 90's
$500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-8943ask for Tracy
COMPUTER running Win-
dows XP & Microsoft 2003.
17" monitor. Complete sys-
tem. $250 (863)763-2034
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
KNIFE MAKING- Acetylene
/Oxygen tanks, hoses & gaug-
es, drill presses, multi grind-
ers, $2000 (863)763-9527
Cabinet, oak finish, for DVD &
VHS tapes, 19"wx39"hx31"d,
locking dbl. doors, $50.
CHINA CABINET- Large, Very
nice, Lighted, Light wood,
CRAFTMATIC BEDS, (2),
$1000 will sell separately.
DINING ROOM TABLE & 5
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
With glass door, $15.
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951
SHELVING UNIT, oak finish,
w/4 glass shelves,
31"wx16"dx6' tall, $60.
WINGBACK CHAIRS- 2, Like
new, Dark blue, $200. Will
BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. all about
guns. Cost $950 now
SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
HOT WATER HEATER, brand
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
ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1),
chaise lounge (1) bar stools
w/ backs (4). $400 all, will
TABLE, round, white washed,
glass top, with 4 high/back
NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
ROLLING TOOL CARRIER-
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353
GUITAR, IBANEZ, Left handed
GUITARS (2) 1 black Austin
6 string. 1 Secova 6 string
Spanish style. $225 for both
or will sep. (863)467-1910
PIANO, JANNSEN, Beautiful
sound & beautiful pc. of furni-
ture. Moving. Pd. $4800, sac-
rifice $1200 (863)763-9608
CURR PUPPIES: Only 3 left!!
$100 each. Call Hoss @
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
.No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fleds and make your
clean UD a breezel
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
PIT BULL PUPS & ADULTS-
RABBIT (10) $100 for all, will
RABBIT CAGES (10) $100 for
all, will sep. (863)635-4690
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-75lbs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
SONY VEGA 36", 2yrs old,
paid $2200 asking $1000 Firm
ortrade for Pistols. Ft. Pierce
TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
XBOX- With 8 games (incl Ha-
lo, Halo 2, Spiderman, Fable,
& others), 1 controller and all
cords $200. (863)673-5206
VCR, Sharp, 2 yrs. old, like
new, w/32 factory pre-re-
corded tapes & 2 new blank
tapes, $80. (772)461-8822
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
GRAVELY PROMASTER 100 -
50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, Stainless steel con-
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
RIDING MOWER- Mastercut
14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
deck fair, good for parts, or
co cart $100 (863)357-1236
ROTO TILLER- Troybilt, 6HP,
$499 excellent condition,
ROUND PEN- galvanized, 2"
pipe rails, 15 panels with
gate, purchased in '05, $995
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
WATERFRONT- 1BR. In town
furnished. Very nice. No pets.
1st& sec. (863)634-0322
Okeechobee 2br, 2ba, No
pets, Privacy fence. Very
nice. $950. mo. + $950.
Sec. dep Call 863-467-1005
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles west of Okeechobee
on Hwy. 70, $1300.
RENTAL NEEDED ASAP
Single Mom with 1 child. Dis-
placed by hurricane. Rent less
than $600 mo. (863)634-5113
OKEE, Female preferred, 3br,
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit.
priv. Must like dogs. $425
incl until. (863)467-6251
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 105
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-0
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
FOR SALE (863)983-4436
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All appl., Washer & Dryer, TV.
MALONE Farmhouse & barn
on 3% acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees..On FL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547
New 4 Bed/22 Bath, 2 Story
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
OKEE, Taylor Creek, 3br, 2ba
OWMH w/attached Gar. &
Lanai, Pool & Dock, Many
extras. 379K (863)763-6701
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376
creek, Dev. Potential,
255 a/c Hardee Co.,
125 a/c Hills Co.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE- 320ac
w/ 2400' plus SR78 Hwy
frontage. Across from full
service marina & retail
center. Improved pasture &
Great investment potential at
$9 million Drew Drake & Co.
Riding Trails & Fishing Lake
5-20 acre lot
Lake Front Available
HOMERVILLE, GEORGIA 3br,
2ba. 1945 sq ft. Approx. 1 ac
land. New roof, appliances, &
flooring. Above ground pool.
30x30 metal shop, 8x10 shed
both w/ electric, sunroom,
screened porch, carport.
To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
P.O. Box 2383
Van Nuys, CA 91409
Or call (800)
S Money Ba
OKEECHOBEE, 1br, full ba,
34', $475 mo. + 1st & Sec.
dep. Includes City water &
electric. Adult Park. Seasonal
$700., 3 mo. min.
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2be, 1ba,
$500/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Hurricane damaged 2br, 1ba.
Lake access. Great lot. As-is.
$150K Owner is realtor
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
OZARK DECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Please be sure to
include your name,
address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.
Doilies first became popular as practical and fash-
ionable accents in Victorian homes, where they pro-
vided an elegant way to protect the upholstery on
fine furniture. Now you can add that same touch of
elegance to your own home with the help of a full-
color, 60-page guidebook, "The Ultimate Doily
Book." The book includes all the information you
need to get started, including complete step-by-step
instructions for 17 original designs, tips on crochet
hooks and cotton, a guide to abbreviations and sym-
bols and more.
Ultimate Doily guide (No. AN1185) ... $8.95
Crochet Table Runners & Placemats guide
(No. AN1283)... $5.95
Please add $3.00 s&h
PONTOON BOAT-1986- 24',
good shape, 40HP Merc, no
trailer, ready to go
CAMPER FULLY FURN. Adult
Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782
SUNLINE '05- 28 ft, 4 point
leveling system, elec tongue
jack, twin 30 Ib propane
tanks, CA, furnace, under
warranty, awning, SS appl.,
OS bed, bunkbeds, MWO,
Harley Davidson model haul-
er. In/Outside stereo.system.
WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Garage kept. 5th wheel
HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
FORD TEMPO, '88, 46k mi., 6
cyl., auto, runs good, needs
TLC, $1200. (863)467-8449
18 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 6, 2005
VOLVO 740 ,'91- excellent
shape, cold AC, $2500
[ aPulic Notice
LOADER- Massey 44, front
end loader, $2200 or trade
for Grapple Boom,
FORD BRONCO-'81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
I Public Notice
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
DODGE MAG WHEELS
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I Public Notice
I Pb ic No i I
INVITATION TO BID
Call for Bids No. PW-01-10-1105
Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Okeechobee, General Services Depart-
ment, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34974,
(863) 763-3372 x218, until 2'00 o m on December 8 2005 after which time the
bids duly submitted will be opened and read aloud. Bids may not be revoked after
This project consists of: resurfacing, leveling, paving and reconstruction of City
streets as specified and shown on the drawings. All Bidders must be a current
Slate of Florida Certified General Contractor.
A complete bid package can be obtained from the General Services Department, at
City Hall, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except
holidays. There is a $100.00 non-refundable fee.
Envelopes containing Bid Proposals should be marked "Call for Bids No.
PW-01-10-11-05" and may be hand delivered or mailed to the address listed
above. Facsimile or mailed bids will not be accepted.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, at 2:00
p.m., in the City Council Chambers, Room 200, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida. All interested bidders are encouraged to attend this meeting.
The City of Okeechobee reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s), with or without
cause, to waive technical errors deemed most advantageous to the City. All bid(s)
shall remain open for a period not to exceed three hundred sixty-five (365) days
from thedae of the bid opening.
Oscar Bermudez, RE., City Engineer
96021 ON 11/6/05
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF A PLATTED RIGHT-OF-WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners ol Okeechobee
County. Florida will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 9:00
am in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda. The purpose of the heanng is to receive public
comments in consideration of the abandonment of a county rght-of-way located
in Country Meadows subdivision and that is further described as follows:
That portion of the unnamed street right-of-way between and adjoining Lots 5 and 6,
Country Meadows subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
5, Page 83, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda each weekday
except holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
All interested padres and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is mace and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. County Clerk
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
John Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Roberts, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
94977 ON 11/6/05
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Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5
p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School Board,
700 S.W Second Ave. Okeechobee County Commissioner Gene
Woods is a member of the Children's Services Council and will be par-
ticipating in this meeting.
Farmers' Market opening postponed
The Farmers' Market start date has been postponed'a week due to
hurricane recovery efforts. It will begin on Thursday, Nov. 10, in Flagler
Park #3. For information, contact Maureen Burroughs at (863) 763-
2225 or (863) 697-3110.
Kiwanis to host Farm-City Week lunch
The Kiwanis will host their .12th annual Farm-City Week Luncheon
on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Okeechobee KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Serv-
ing will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased
at Farm Credit, Farm Bureau or any Kiwanis member, or at the door on
the day of the event. Farm-City Week is a nationally-sponsored pro-
gram that strives to bring farmers and other agriculturists together with
the general public.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
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-
Veterans Memorial Services are Nov. 11
The Okeechobee Veterans Memorial Services will be held in the Vet-
erans Park on Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. At that time, the new stones provid-
ed by Buxton Funeral Home will be unveiled and blessed. We ask that
all veterans be available to post their colors. The public is invited.
Photo portraits aids Martha's House
Martha's House will once again be offering the Antiquity Pho-
tographs just in time for Chriptmas gifts. Pictures will be taken Friday,
Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. Photo sitting is $10, and you will receive
a free 8 X 10 portrait. For information, call (863)763-2893.
Church will host yard sale
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will hold a giant yard
sale and bake sale Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Benefit barbeque is planned
A barbeque dinner benefit will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from
noon until 5 p.m. at the Coquina Water Control District new barn in
Basinger one half mile east of 700A on C-724, Eagle Island Road.
Each dinner will include pork, baked beans, boiled corn, bread and
iced tea. Meals are $7.50 each with all proceeds going to help with
medical expenses for Darrell Hennon. Donations are also welcome.
Okee-Tantie Blast will be Nov. 12
The annual Okee-Tantie Blast will be held at the Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina on Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be food, fireworks
and games for children. Non-profit groups, organizations and busi-
nesses are invited to be involved. For information, contact Kathy Scott
at (863) 763-3595; or, Susan Baker at 763-2622.
Bazaar helps aid missionary projects
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host
an old-fashioned bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at 9 a.m.
There will be many hand-crafted items, white elephant items and
baked goods for sale. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the
church, with the proceeds going toward their support of missionary
projects. For information, call (863) 467-2482 or (863) 824-0013.
Mason's to host turkey dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave., will host
their annual turkey.dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit distressed worthy brothers. Eat
in or take out will be available. The suggested donation for adults is $6,
and for children under the age of 10 it is $3. The children's plate will
not be available for take out. For ticket information call Rich Sweet at
(863) 824-0262; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; Matt Buxton at (863)
357-9992; or, any member of Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM.
Church to host Blackwood Legacy group
The Blackwood Legacy group will be in concert Wednesday, Nov.
16, at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., beginning
at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Blackwood Legacy features Rick Price, for-
mer lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, and Perry Jones,
formerly of the group Mercy Me. For information, call (863) 763-6869.
Beta Sigma Phi plans craft auction
Beta Sigma Phi will hold their annual craft auction on Thursday, Nov.
17, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Every Okee-
chobee Beta Sigma Phi member is invited to take part by bringing a craft
and a covered dish. The event raises money for the Beta Sigma Phi schol-
arship fund. For information, call Linda Twesbiry at (863) 467-1070.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NUMBER: 2005 CA 216
MARIANO F. CORONA
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LARRY DILLON, individual and MARY
LOU DILLON, individually, and any
UNKNOWN HEIRS, et al
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: All unknown hers, creditors, devi-
sees or other persons claiming interest
by, through, under or against Larry Dil-
lon and Mary Lou Dillon, Deceased,
and if dead to their Personal Represen-
tative or Beneficiaryies) and all parties
having or claiming to have any right, ti-
tie or interest in the property herein de-
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
You are hereby notified that an action for
quiet title on the following described
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South
1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 21, Sec-
tion 29, Township 34 South, Range 33
Rast, according to the Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4 at Pages 3A-D,
inclusive of the Okeechobee County
has been filed against you and you are
u -' ,~. r.,-' ,r .-. your writ-
S, i. onManria l.
Landa-Posada, Landa-Posada & Mar-
nett, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1313 Ponce De Leon Blvd.,
Suite 301, Coral Gables, Florida
33134, on or before December 6,
2005, a date which is thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice
in the Okeechobee News and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 4th day of November, 2005.
As Clerk of the Court
By: As Deputy Clerk
96108 ON 11/6,13/05
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