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Vol. 96 No. 311 Monday, November 7,2005 50M Plus tax


Briefs

Events changed
due to hurricane
Rescheduled
The Waldau 14th annual
golf tournament and party
slated for Nov. 4 has been
changed to Saturday, Nov. 19,
at the Fairways Golf Course at
the KOA Campground and
Resort, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
The Dinner and Dance
Party will be held in the KOA
Convention Center starting at
6p.m.
The meeting of the Okee-
chobee Library Book Discus-
sion Group on Oct. 27 has
been rescheduled for Thurs-
day, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
"Reading Lolita in Tehran"
will be the book under discus-
sion.
The annual Skip Bryant
Memorial Golf Tournament
has been rescheduled for Sat-
urday, Nov. 12, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.
Cancellations
The Oktoberfest celebra-
tion to be held at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W.
23rd Lane, has been can-
celled.
*The Nov. 4, Pastor Appre-
ciation Dinner sponsored by
Gideons International has
been canceled, but will be
rescheduled.
Reopened Businesses
The Market Place Flea
Market 3600 U.S. 441 S. has
reopened.
(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.)
Storm assistance
available to public
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-
chobeeeoc.com, and
www.co.okeechobee.fl.us.

Drought Index
Current: 91
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


17.09 feet

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

Index
Classifieds .......9-10
Comics ............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ ..9
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports .............7
TV ...............10
Weather........... .2
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A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' contractor, unloads material Friday, Nov. 4, to repair
an area of the dike south of Pahokee eroded by wave action during Hurricane Wilma.
Materials are stockpiled for emergencies but only used if there is no time to work under
the ongoing Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract.

Dike project begins next year
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By MaryAnn Morris
Special toOkeechobee News
The area of erosion of the Her-
bert Hoover Dike behind the Glades
Airport south of Pahokee is being
repaired by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (Corps). The area was
not as large as those that followed
last years' four hurricanes, but is
being filled, compacted and stabi-
lized. The area of the wash out,
though large, was not overly signifi-
cant in terms of the 250 foot width
of the dike in that area said Corps
engineers and water managers.
The dike has withstood'many
storms. It was built of soil dug from
the adjacent land. Some areas are
more porous because of the fine
mud and sand used in the construc-
tion back in the mid 1930's when
the dike construction began.
"When the water in the lake
gets high, as it has been, now about
five feet higher than the land out-
side the dike or the water in the toe
ditch at the base of the dike on the
landward side, the water pushes
through. We call this seepage or
piping," said Luis Ruez, P.E. head of
the Geotechnical Section of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers in Jack-
sonville. Mr. Ruez was on hand
supervising the ongoing repairs as
was the contractor Jacob Davis.
The area being repaired was
held in place with asphalt paving
which had been installed in 1951 to
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SFWMD looks



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Wilma losses


By MaiyAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
In the aftermath of Hurricane
Wilma, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
Governing Board called a special
meeting for Thursday, Nov. 3 to
update the board about the
effects of the late-season storm.
Hurricane Wilma affected all
five counties of the District. Even
District headquarters on Gun
Club Road in West Palm Beach
was affected.
"The board has given up their
regular board room to accom-
modate the children of their
employees. Palm Beach County
Schools are still closed and this
allows parents to return to


work," said board member Irela
Bague, explaining the change in
meeting location to another
room. Due to continued, wide-
spread power outages, Palm
Beach County schools remained
closed last week and will reopen
Monday, Nov. 7. No one minded,
as some board members and
many who attended had been
without power at their homes
since Wilma hit South Florida on
Monday, Oct. 24.
"Wilma was an unusual hur-
ricane. The wind fields grew larg-
er as the storm moved across the
state, Olivia McLean, Director of
Emergency Management for
SFWMD reported. "The warm
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Luis Ruez, RE., Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers Geotechnical Division in Jacksonville, was on-
site Friday, Nov. 4, to supervise repair work on the sec-
tion of the dike south of Pahokee that was eroded dur-
ing Hurricane Wilma.


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Mosquitoes for research
Michael Reiskind, Ph.D. with the Florida Medical Entomol-
ogy Laboratory in Vero Beach, an arm of the University of
Florida, holds a bag of mosquitoes he found in the well of
a tire in a local tire shop. He was in Okeechobee Friday col-
lecting mosquitoes for research. There are about 60
species of mosquitoes in Florida, but the type he was seek-
ing is the Asian Tiger mosquito that has been in Florida for
20 years and is capable of carrying a few diseases. Lab
studies will be done on his find looking for dengue fever.
From here, he will search for mosquitoes in Belle Glade
and look for the type that carries St. Louis encephalitis.


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Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and coun-
ty can pay their property taxes at
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector'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 per-
cent 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) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-
3421.

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of 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 -
$45,500.
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 Okee-
.chobee Non-Profit Housing Inc.
'office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.

Foley's aide
here on Nov. 10
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours in
room 106 of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W
Second St., on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Ms. Decker will be available
from 9 until 11 a.m. She can also
be reached during these hours by
calling (873) 763-6441.,

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 21
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the
delegation's next meeting has
been changed to Monday, Nov.
21.
The group was originally slat-
ed to meet Nov. 2.
The panel will meet from 1:30
until 4 p.m. in the chambers of
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

Project HOPE
offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE People who
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-
cies.


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water of the Everglades caused the
storm to strengthen as it moved
over the state, not weaken over
land."
"Winds varied, but much of the
District experienced 80 to 100 mph
sustained winds. The warm water
of the Everglades caused the storm
to strengthen to a Category 2 hurri-
cane with Category 3 gusts.
(SFWMD measured wind speed at
75 mph in Clewiston and 103 mph
near Belle Glade and Pahokee.)
There was over 10 inches of rainfall
in the upper Kissimmee Basin,"
said Ms. McLean.
This rainfall is continuing to
drain south into Lake Okeechobee
causing the water level to continue
to rise.
"The lake is above 16.5 today
and we expect it to continue to rise
some more," said board member
Mike Collins. District engineers
expect the lake to continue to rise
throughout the weekend, especial-
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keep the lake side of the dike from
eroding with the wave action of the
water. Over time, grass and other
vegetation pushed through, further
helping to hold the soil in place. But
54 years is a phenomenally long
time for asphalt to last. Over time it
has been oxidized by the sun and
the bottom edge has been eroded,
letting water get behind the paving
and wash away the soil, causing
areas to sink and look "dished in"'.
"For now the damaged area will
be filled, compacted and grassed;


Basin this past week. But the sus-
tained wind during the storm
caused the damage.
"Every SFWMD station, except
Kissimmee, sustained some dam-
age," said Ms. McLean. Reported
damage varied from structural
damage to outbuildings, mostly
metal buildings, and roofs
destroyed by gale and hurricane
force winds.
"Unlike the pumping stations in
New Orleans, which were not
staffed during Hurricane Katrina, all
our pump stations are staffed dur-
ing every storm event,' said Ms.
McLean. "We were pro-active after
last year's four hurricanes and
obtained FEMA disaster mitigation
funding to build "safe rooms" at all
our pump stations. These safe
rooms are built to withstand 200
mph winds. These funds are avail-
able to local governments for disas-
ter mitigation. Local government
should be aware of this.
"At one of our pump stations,
the roof was completely blown off
and staffers used the safe room
until the storm was over. But staff is
there to implement emergency pro-
cedures if there is a problem with a


then in spring the old asphalt on
this entire two-mile long stretch of
dike will begin and be replaced
with modern rip rap. The work will
be completed before next hurri-
cane season," he continued.
"Rock rip rap is rough. The
roughness of the rock will better
absorb the force of the waves and
lessen the chance of future failures.
Technology has come a long way in
54 years," said Mr. Ruez.
The Corps has found its inspec-
tion program has worked well. Staff
goes out and checks the dike for
any problems when a storm is fore-
cast to hit. After the event, as soon
as it is safe to go out, the first check


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structure."
It is estimated that there is
enough debris to fill 10 Orange
Bowls in the canals and waterways
under SFWMD jurisdiction.
Removal will take months. As fallen
trees and other debris are cleared
from the waterways to the south in
the Miami-Dade area, SFWMD is
able to move equipment north-
ward to continue the cleanup. The
intake for South Bay's water supply
was clogged with vegetation which
had to be removed to continue
water supply to the city.
"Much vegetation in the lake has
been uprooted and the same dam-
age has occurred in the storm
water treatment areas (STAs) con-
structed to store water and take up
excess phosphorous," said Ms.
McLean. "The preliminary estimate
for debris removal is $18 million,
$1.9 of that for Hendry County
where the city of Clewiston was
particularly hard hit."
"Again, we have been pro-
active," said Ms. McLeane. "We
had our debris removal plan
approved by FEMA. This year we
wrote our own debris removal
plan."


of the entire 140 miles of dike is by
air. It is very easy to spot problem
areas that way. Staff is then sent by
ground to the problem areas and to
evaluate any problems and priori-
tize repairs. The Herbert Hoover
Dike is maintained to a higher stan-
dard than a levee. It is maintained to
federal dam standards.
"There are lives and property at
stake here", said Mr. Ruez.
The contract for the first section
of a separate project, the Herbert
Hoover Dike Rehabilitation, Sub-
reach 1A, (from Port Myaca to C-
23) was awarded in September and
the contractor for that project
should be starting work in January.


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Okeechobee County
School District
Nov. 7 through Nov.l 1
Monday, Nov. 7
Breakfast:
French toast sticks with syrup

Lunch:
Seaside fish nuggets with roll
Chicken patty sandwich
Seasoned broccoli florets
Chilled canned peaches
Fruit juice

Tuesday, Nov.8
Breakfast:
Pancake sausage stick

Lunch:
Cheeseburger with lettuce,
tomato and pickle
Corn dog
Baked beans
Chilled mixed fruit
Fruit juice

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Breakfast:
Honey Bun

Lunch:
Oven roasted chicken with roll
Yogurt, fruit and cheese platter
with
Goldfish crackers
Seasoned green beans
Assorted fresh fruit
Chilled fruit juice


Thursday, Nov. 10
Breakfast:
Sausage biscuit

Lunch:
Beef taco salad
Deli turkey on bun
Golden yellow corn
Chilled applesauce
Fruit juice

Friday, Nov. 11
Breakfast:
Yogurt and muffin

Lunch:
Pizza Day-
Stuffed crust cheese or pep-
peroni
BBQ chicken sandwich
Baby carrots with dressing
Chilled pineapple tidbits
Fruit juice

Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat.
chocolate milk

Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $.40


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OFC celebrates Red Ribbon Week Community Event


Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus celebrated Red Ribbon Week
during Oct. 31 Nov. 4, 2005. Red
Ribbon Week originated in
1965 when
drug traffick-
ers in Mexi-
co City mur-
dered Kiki Maveick
Cameron, a
DEA agent, in 1985. This began the
continuing tradition of wearing
and displaying red ribbons as a
symbol of intolerance towards the
use of drugs. The purpose of the
Red Ribbon Campaign is to pres-
ent a unified and visible commit-
ment toward the creation of a
DRUG-FREE AMERICA. The Red
Ribbon Campaign is now the old-
est and largest drug prevention
program in the nation reaching
millions of young people each
year. Wear your Red Badge proudly
and have the courage to say NO! to
drugs.
During the week of Oct. 31 -
Nov. 4th students at Okeechobee
Freshman campus displayed their
commitment to living a drug and
alcohol free life by wearing red rib-
bon bracelets. Students and staff
also participated in various theme
dress-up days during the week.
Monday, Oct. 31,2005 Band
Against Drugs
All students and staff were given
red ribbon bracelets to wear in
demonstration of their commit-
ment to a drug and alcohol free life.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 Sock
it to Drugs Day
Students and staff were encour-
aged to wear crazy socks.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005 -
Tie One On Against Drugs
Students and staff wore ties.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 -


Church hosting gospel concert
Allegiance will be in concert on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Church of The Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28 St. For information,
call (863) 763-3519.




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Students were encouraged to write an essay telling about what they do to stay drug and alco-
hol free and why it is important to their future. There were many wonderful essays turned in mak-
ing it difficult for the judges to select only three winners. The winners are: (in no particular order)
First place: Ariel Grissom; Second place: Clint Girtman; and, Third place: Joy Burnham.


Team Up Against Drugs
Students and staff wore team
shirts/jerseys.
Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 Brah-
mans Against Drugs
Students and staff wore Purple
& Gold.
Red Ribbon Week Essay Con-
test "I've Got Better Things to do
Than Drugs"
Students were encouraged to
write an essay telling about what
they do to stay drug and alcohol


free and why it is important to their
future. There were many wonder-
ful essays turned in making it diffi-
cult for the judges to select only
three winners. Special thanks to
the judges who took time out of
their busy schedule to help us in
the selection: Mr. Ken Kenworthy,
Ms. Sharon Suits, Mr. Russ Brown,
and Ms. Alvina Robertson.
The winners are as follows:
1st Place: Ariel Grissom $25.00
savings bond


2nd Place: Clint Girtman -
$15.00 Walmart Gift Card
3rd Place: Joy Burnham $5.00
in OFC Cafeteria ala carte & ice
cream coupons
All 3 winners also received a
"Pledge to Be Drug Free" t-shirt,
Frisbee, water bottle, calculator, &
McDonald's gift certificate.
Thank you to all of the students
who took the time to share their
stories Drug Free is definitely the
way to be!


OFC announces honor roll recipients


Gold Honor Roll with all A's
- 4.0 G.P.A.: Marcy Andrews,
Joy Burnham, Nathan Candler,
Brittany Carrier, Brittny Cutler,
September-
lyn Davis, f
Nathan ,
Halliday,
Barbara M veick
Hauser,
Georgia Hert, Jennifer Maddox,
Vicky Patel, Seth Peterson, Tay-
lor Pritchard, Korinne Rayman,
Laura Serrano-Velaquez, Dawn
Skeen, Laura Torres, and Ashley
Welch.
Silver HonorRoll with a' B
average 3.5 G.P.A. or higher:
Michelle, Allisq, Rani Barnes,
Jared Belcher, Kayla Benisen,
Kari Berger, Timothy Brazil,
Christopher Cain, Remington
Carson, Raziel Castillo, Ericka
Cervantes, Joshua Christian,
Jack Cofield, Cassandra Colgan,
Clayton Colt, Ciara Delagall,
Cinthia Delgado, Miranda
DuBois, Ruby Estrada, Rachel
Fairchild, Tome Files, Joshua
Finch, Jesus Flores, Rebecca
Foster, Alexandra Frances, Billie
Freeman, Robyn Futch, Victor
Gandarilla, Leslie Garcia, Rafael
Gordillo, April Gray, Ashley Han-
dley, Chad Harrison, Stephanie
Haymond, Nicole Hedrick;.Miri-
am Hernandez, Caitlan Higgins,
Christopher Hodum, Pierson
Hunsinger, Whitney Jacobs,
Rebecca Joiner, Jessica Joles,
Austin King, Travis Knapp, Alli-
son Kuipers, Brandon Lyng, Gar-
rett Madrigal, Silvia Martinez,
Andrea Mavroides, Jessica Medi-
na, Heather Menendez, Chad
Negron, Craig Norris, Vianey
Pineda, Nathaniel Pollard, Jenna
Pyles, Shaina Pagamat, Araceli
Rebollar, Betty Reyes, Emily Rit-
ter, Ramiro Rodriguez, Zachary
Sadler, Jose Santibanez, Laura
Saucedom, Justina Stokes, Kate-
lyn Stuart, Patricia Su'lzer; Genny
Thompson, Jamie Tindall,
Heather Tinsley, Luis Torres,
Christopher Tullio, Giancarlo
Tunac, Megan Whipple and
Grace Williams.
Bronze Honor Roll with a 3.0
G.PA and no grade lower than a
C: Jacoben Akins, Miseal Alvara-
do, Samantha Alvarez, Adolfo
Ayala, Luke Bailey, Amanda
Banda, Brett Barcia, Courtney
Beamer, Katrina Bettelyoun,
.Brandon Blanchette, Dorothy
Burkhardt, Stephen Chaisson,
Jessica Christian, Kearstyn
Clark, Emily Cortez, Glynda
Dickerhoof, Thomas, Doran,
Christina 'Duffield, Michael
Eagle, Raymond Ehrlich, Bren-
da Ellerbee, Brittany Elliott,
John Everett, Kayla Frankum,
Cole Fulford, Melinda Garcia,
Nancy Garcia, Daniel Garcia,
Stephanie Gibson, Whitney
Godwin, Maria Gonzalez, James
Greeson, Ariel Grissom, Brittany
Haggard, Rebekka Hair, M'Lynn
Hair, Amansa Hall, Wendell
Hannon, Krischell Harris, Lucas
Hawthorne, Fernando Herrera,
Cristen Hilliard, Stephanie Hor-
vath, Cherie Huddleston,
Heather Hyatt, Courtney Irons,
Stacey Jablonski, David Jeune,
Davus Johnson, Savannah Join-
er, Ahanna Jose, Christina
Kemp, Corey Krum, Sarah Lay,
Katrina Lopez, Salomon Mejia,
Shirley Mincey, Michael Minon-


do, Taneisha Mitchell, Esperan-
za Montoya, Kyle Moon,
Berenice Morales, Cassandra
Murray, Adriana Navario, Nor-
berto Ortiz, James Padgett,
Tiffany Parow, Zachery Perdiue,
Lonnie Pryor, Richard Ramsey,
Marc Renick, Darlene Rivera,


Eunice Robledo, David Rocky,
Maria Rodriguez, Rosio Rojas,
Jessica Romero, Charles Sadler,
Adan Sanderlin, Jonathan
Schrock, Teal Sheffield, Mariah
Sinclair, Bonnie Smith,
Stephanie Spearman, Ashley
Spencer, Mathew Stevens, Kelli


Streelman, Harold Suarez,
Robyn Suarez, Robyn Tews-
bury, Ruby Thomas, Patrick
Thornton, Kevin Timko, Megan
Travers, Zachary Viens, Derrick
Wacker, Corey White, David
Williams, Heather Wofford, and
Lisa Yates.


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AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C

Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391t
$50 OFF Service $100 OFF Unit Replacement
(Does not apply w/any other discount)

ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services

ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
205 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide

AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase

COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchasesover $1,000

COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Intemet Service)

DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount

ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcle Repair Calls


FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)

GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount

GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount

FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase

MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #MA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants


PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing

PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor

PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free

TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares


WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

Tri-County Water Treatment
& Well Service
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Treatment Package


Join us on


Wed., Nov. 9


at 7:00 p.m.


Okeechobee High School

Gymnasium


for a complimentary viewing of


"Omaha Beach,


D-Day, June 6, 1944

A film by Larry Cappetto featuring

veterans' personal stories.

For more information, please contact






Aguxton

Funeral Home & Crematory

at 863-763-1994

110 N.E. 5th Street

Okeechobee, FL







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Upcoming Events

Monday
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.

Tuesday
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 welcome. For information, call
Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 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 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 information, 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 infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 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 Hospi-
tal, 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 1-800-224-6844.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday at 5
p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other sup-
port group is held 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.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, orJanet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Intera-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.





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Looking Back ...
The Okeechobee City Hall was built during the building boom in 1925-26. The architect used the Spanish style of con-
struction which was popular throughout Florida at that time. The cornerstone was laid in 1926. Do you have any old pho-
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Community Events


OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous 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
information.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due
to Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may con-
tact the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863)
763-8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98
N. in the County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-
Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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,
Sunday 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
information, call (863) 763-2492.
VNA giving 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. There is no
charge for.Medicare patients. For those who do not have Medicare,
the charge will be $30.
Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis 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 (863)763-4320.
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 Cen-
ter on U.S. 98. The public is welcome. Call (863)763-2893 for informa-
tion.
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 (863)763-8011.
Omaha Beach documentary to be shown
Buxton Funeral Home & Crematory will host the first documentary
in the Larry R. Cappetto series "Lest They Be Forgotten" on Wednes-
day, 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 Invasion. The public is invited.
Chamber membership meeting slated
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold a gen-
eral membership meeting on Nov. 9 beginning at noon at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. There will be a special presenta-
tion 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.


Casian to speak at ABWA meeting
On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Women of Tomorrow Chapter of the
American Business Women's Association will welcome William R.
Casian, director of marketing and public relations at Raulerson
Hospital. Mr. Casian will discuss hospital expansion plans, their
new doctors and procedures offered and the hospital's prepared-
ness for emergencies. Please join this local ABWA chapter for an
informative update on our county hospital. The luncheon meeting
will be held in the meeting room at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave.

Cowboys for Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ will meet Nov. 10 at the Community Club-
house 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 Thursday,
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 (863) 357-
8680.
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 Cen-
ter. For information, contact Judy Demeter at (863) 462-5100.
Airboat group meeting slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet Thursday,
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 (863) 763-6069.

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 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.
Kiwanis to host Farm-City Week lunch
The Kiwanis will host their 12th annual Farm-City Week Lun-
cheon 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 agricul-
turists together with the general public.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. This is a free com-
munity program. For information, call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, at
(863)763-5093.
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 horse-
back ride.
Veterans Memorial Services are Nov. 11
The Okeechobee Veterans Memorial Services will be held in the
Veterans Park on Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. At that time, the new stones
provided 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 Christmas gifts. Pictures will be taken Fri-
day, 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.
Okee-Tantle Blast will be Nov. 12
The annual Okee-Tantie Blast will be held at the Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina on Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be food,
.fireworks and games for children. Non-profit groups, organizations
and businesses are invited to be involved. For information, contact
Kathy Scott at (863) 763-3595; or, Susan Baker at 763-2622.


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 7, 2005 BUSINESS


Casian to speak at ABWA meeting


On Thursday, Nov. 10, the
Women of Tomorrow Chapter of
the American Business Women's
Association will welcome William
R. Casian, director of marketing
and public relations at Raulerson
Hospital. Mr. Casian will discuss
hospital expansion plans, their
new doctors. and procedures
offered and the hospital's pre-
paredness for emergencies, such
as the recent Hurricane Wilma.
William 'Bill' Casian graduated
from Rutgers University in New Jer-
sey in 1976 with a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in business adminis-
tration. Mr. Casian is married and:
has three children and six grand-
children. His wife, Eileen Casian is
the executive secretary at Big Lake
National Bank.
He spent 28 years in the com-
puter industry designing diagnostic
programs for IBM and RCA large
mainframe computers and caught
basic computer program design at
Burlington County College in New
Jersey. His last 14 years was spent
working for RCA Corporation as
the prime contractor for designing,
developing, and testing weapons
systems for the U.S. Navy AEGIS
Cruiser and Destroyer program.
Mr, and Mrs. Casian moved to
Okeechobee in 1993 and prior to
taking the position of marketing
ard public relations director at
Raulerson Hospital, Mr. Casian
worked, for the State of Florida
Department of Health in Okee-
chobee County and was responsi-
ble for bio-terrorism preparedness
planning for the county and the
southwest section of the state. He
was' an active member of the
National Association of Count'
and City Health Officials in Wash-
ington, D.C. and prepared the
Okeechobee County Health.
Department to be a "Project Public
Health Ready" County for emer-
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Wilma whacks Washingtonias


Gardeners are amazed at the
power of the storms that keep
affecting our Florida Yards. In my
travels over the past week, I've
noticed that broadleaf trees and
pines continue to show cata-
strophic effects from extreme
winds, while palm trees are sur-
prisingly resilient when it comes
to devastating hurricane winds.
However, I do have a palm
candidate to add to the "do not'
plant" list for our area. And it was
brought to my attention by two
other professionals, our own Live-
stock Agent Pat Hogue and former
Martin County Agent Carol Bailey.
Mr. Hogue mentioned that he saw
quite a number of palms that
were broken off by the winds
south of Lake Okeechobee. And,
Ms. Bailey asked me if I was see-
ing as many broken windblown
palms in our area as she was see-
ing in Stuart.
After taking a critical look
around the area, I'd offer an esti-
mate that at least ten percent of
the taller Mexican Washington
Palms found in our area snapped
off in the storms.
Now before I completely anger
those nurseries that are growing
these palms and frustrate home-
owners that still have them plant-
ed in their yard, let me introduce
this palm, its attributes and its cul-.
ture.
While two different Washing-
ton Palms are natives of Mexico
and southern California, only one
is grown here in Florida. The Mexi-
can Washington Palm (Washing-
tonia robusta) is sometimes called
the Hat Palm or Mexican Fan
Palm. Since their fan shaped
leaves grow on leaf stalks that are
armed with fairly large spikes, this
palm is called an "armored" palm.
Washingtonias are. among the
most popular plants used in new
landscapes. The reason why they
are often used in Florida Yards is
because they are inexpensive,
easy to grow, will increase in
height rapidly, and are easy to
transplant. They have good salt
resistance and drought tolerance;
in fact, growing them on the dry
side after getting them established
is a good thing. Washington palms
are hardy down to about 200F, but
the foliage will be damaged at that
temperature.
For best looks, this palm
should be grown in groups. Com-
mercial and industrial sites can
provide the right proportions for
this dryland tropical
specimen. However, even though
local nurseries often have Wash-
ingtonias available for homeown-


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1FAS EXTENSION
crs, this is NOT a good palm for
residential landscapes and small
yards.
The idea of having a towering
giant of a plant with a brown,
dead skirt in the landscape is a bit
daunting. The old leaves do hang
on and are a fire hazard. In Califor-
nia towns, local laws may require
that the dead brown fronds be
removed to reduce nesting places
for unwanted wildlife and as a fire
protection method. For property
owners, it will be hard to remove
old leaves on trees over 30 feet
tall.
SOne source calls this palm the
Skyduster Palm for good reason: it
is the tallest palm that can be
found growing in our area this
Washingtonia can stretch
upwards to 70 or 100 feet in
height. Their height also makes
Washingtonias natural lighting
rods: lighting will often blast these
palms long before they reach
mature size. So, the tall mature
height is another reason to avoid
this palm.
The best reason not to plant
this palm is because it has a brittle
trunk that is now apparent, by the
number of broken stems from
recent high winds. Take a drive
around the area and count the
number of Washingtonias broken
by Wilma. In many cases, these
broken palms were planted in
areas where winds could push on


them from several different direc-
tions; in other cases, winds
pushed them over and banged
them against buildings or other
landscape features. I've taken
quite a few photos that show
what has happened to this palm
after recent hurricanes.
And if the costs of removal and
roof repair don't scare you away
from this palm, consider this:
there have been a few reports of
the Washingtonia reseeding itself
in natural areas, making this an
exotic invasive plant. While it will
never outrun the notorious Brazil-
ian Pepper tree or Tropical Soda
Apple for weediness, this is anoth-
er reason why Wilma may be
doing us a favor by breaking the
back of these southern California
skyscrapers.
So as you plan how to make
use of the new open spaces in
your Florida Yard, remember to
include palms to give you that
much needed taste of the tropics.
Consider going native, as Mother
Nature has produced many beau-
tiful plants that have adapted
themselves to the dynamic climat-
ic conditions of the Sunshine
state.
I've placed more information
on 'our Okeechobee web
page, http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.e
du. If you need additional infor-
mation on Washingtonia and
other palms, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners on Tuesday
afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.


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Turkey quota hunt applications now available


Special to Okeechobee News/Frank Coker
Adult softball
Paulson's Peeps team member Tommy Comfort swings
away to get the season started as the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Parks & Recreation Adult Softball 15 team league
returns to Okeechobee after almost a two and one-half
year hiatus. Games will take place at the adult softball
fields across from Yearling Middle School.


Hunters looking to do some
turkey hunting on Florida's
.wildlife management areas dur-
ing the 2006 spring turkey sea-
son began to apply for quota
hunt permits on Nov. 2.
Quota hunt permit work-
sheets are available on the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission's (FWC) Web
site at MyFWC.com/hunting
under "Quota Hunts." Work-
sheets also are available at coun-
ty tax collectors' offices and at all
FWC regional offices.
Spring turkey quota hunt
applicants must apply through
FWC's Total Licensing System
(TLS). Applications are no
longer accepted by mail. You
may apply via Internet at
wildlifelicense.com or turn in
your completed worksheet to


Sports Briefs


IRCC announces
volleyball academy
The Indian River Community
College volleyball program has cre-
ated the Indian River Volleyball
Academy, a joint AAU/USA V
Juniors volleyball club. The Acade-
my will offer two levels of play; a
local developmental league for
ages 8-16, and a travel league that
will be more competitive for ages
10-18. The travel league will partici-
pate in four overnight tournaments
around the state of Florida. Come
find out more information at two
information sessions to be held on
Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in room
H106 of the Health Sciences build-
ing and on Thursday, Nov. 17, in
room N135 of the Science building.
Both sessions will be held at the
IRCC Main Campus located at 3209
Virginia Ave. Try-outs for the Acad-
emy will be held on Nov. 19 and 20
at John Carroll High School; times
to be discussed at information ses-
sions. For more information, con-
tact IRCC Volleyball Coach Ron
Jacobs at 772-462-7763 or via email
at rjacobs@ircc.edu.

Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their
men's adult softball league began
on Wednesday. All games will be
played at the adult softball field
across from Yearling Middle School.
The lower division teams will play
on Monday and Wednesdays.
Game times are 7 and 8 p.m. each
night. The upper division teams will
play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.

Links tourney
helps junior golf
The Waldau 14th annual golf
tournament and party to benefit
junior golf will be held Saturday,
Nov. 19, at the Fairways Golf Course
at the KOA Campground and
Resort, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
Golfers will have their choice of
either an 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. shot-
gun start.


The tournament format will be
four-person scramble. Tournament
fees are $40 per person and
includes golf, prizes and entry to
Waldau's Dinner and Dance Party
in the KOA Convention Center start-
ing at 6 p.m. Space is limited so sign
up early. Pre-payment is required.
Participation in the golf tournament
isnot necessary to attend the din-
ner/dance. Dinner/dance tickets are
$20 per person and must be pur-
chased by Nov. 1. To attend the
dance only, a donation of $10 per
person will be accepted at the door
after 7:30 p.m.
For information or to register,
contact Bridgette at (863) 467-7300.
For more about Waldau's Junior
Golf, Inc., visit their web site at
www.floridajuniorgolf.org.

Sign-ups under way
for sports program
Registration is currently under
way for the Upward Basketball and
Cheerleading program at the First
Baptist Recreation Outreach Cen-
ter, 310 S.W Fifth Ave., and will con-
tinue until Nov. 15.
The program is open to boys
and girls in grades one through six.
There will be equal playing time
and teams. There will be only one
hour of -practice each week and
one game on Saturday. There are
uniforms, plus post game and post
season awards for every player.
The cost of the program is $55
per player.
For information, call (863) 467-
7625.

O.H.S. grapplers
match rescheduled
The South Fork dual meet origi-
nally scheduled to take place on
Wednesday, Nov. 16, has been
rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 17,
beginning at 7 p.m., in the Okee-
chobee High School gym.

Team Trail
classic slated
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail's
classic will take place on Nov. 19
and 20.
The tournament will be fished
out of Okee-Tantie Marina.


For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.

Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this club
is to promote pride, respect, spirit
and unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business commu-
nity.


any tax collector or license
agent, and they will submit it for
you.
Applicants must apply by
11:59 p.m. (EDT) Nov. 11 to be
included in one of two random
drawings. All applicants, regard-
less of when they apply, have the
same chance of being selected
as long as they are turned in
within the application period.
Hunters, who were included
in the random drawing last year
and not issued a quota hunt per-
mit, will be included in this
year's first drawing, known as
the preference drawing.
"When you submit your
application, there is no need to
attach any rejection notice


received last year to be included
in this drawing. The TLS knows
who was rejected last year and
who is eligible this year." said
Eddie White, FWC's quota hunt
coordinator. "When you submit
your application, you will
receive a receipt showing the
hunts you have applied for and
your preference status. If you are
eligible for the preference draw-
ing, your receipt will indicate
'Preference: Yes.' Those not eli-
gible for the preference drawing
will be included in the second
drawing."
Applicants will receive, by
mail, either a spring turkey quota
hunt permit or a rejection notice
prior to the beginning of Phase 2


of the selection process, on Dec.
14. Rejected applicants will be
eligible for the preference draw-
ing the following year and may
re-apply in Phase 2 for any hunts
that were not filled during the
random drawings.
Hunters also may apply as a
"group" during Phase 1. The
group leader must apply first,
and the group's number will be
printed on their receipt. Each
person wishing to join the group
must also apply using this same
group number, as provided by
the group leader.
For more information on how
you can apply for these spring
turkey quota hunt permits, visit
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Briefs

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clericaland
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth
St., offers a service to youth and
children by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week
on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri-
day, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on
Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
.763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as
walkers, portable toilets, crutch-
es, canes, etc. Anyone requiring
the use of such equipment is
welcome to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This. is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.

Barbershoppers
looking to expand,
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 U.S. 441,N. Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For information, call (863) 763-
0175 or (863) 467-6347.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning or afternoon
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist and new
programs to begin soon. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-.
son Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information,
call (863).763-2151, ext. 3312.
The hospital's Volunteen Pro-
gram (ages 14-17) begins in
June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
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race,' is seeking paper towels.
old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, a push lawnmower,
gardening utensils and laundry\
detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all
unwanted horses. If you can't
keep' them, donate them by call-
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Auctions 105
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900 Numbers 160


BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
Lake Reedy approx 1 week
ago (863)635-2565
DOG: Chocolate Lab call
(863)357-3225
FOUND: Many Animals Due
To The Storm.
(863)357-3225
JACK RUSSEL PUPPY, 10/27
Around Lehman Auto Body
on Hwy. 98. around circle K.
Call to ID. (863)634-1796
KITTEN- male, 7 wks old, grey
tabby, vic of NW 6th St.
Okeechobee,
(863)261-4166.
-Will the man who identified
the ring on the answering
machine please call. Left
wrong phone number.
YELLOW MIX DOG- female,
vic of Ft. Denaud Rd., wear-
ing collar, (863)673-0655.


CALF, Black & White Spotted.
Last seen Okeechobee Little
Farms. (863)467-8844


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CELL PHONE Silver Nextel
lost at Okeechobee Halloween
Festival. Reward offered.
Please call (863)697-3074
GLASSES, prescription, in red
case, behind Rodeo
grounds, 15th or 16th St.,
(863)763-5178
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
(863)697-6674
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified,


CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
CURR PUPPIES- 7, There go-
ing to be large dogs. To
Good Homes Only!
(863)467-2139
GOLDEN RET/ROTTWEILER
PUPS- 6 wks old, free to
good homes (863)763-5178
KITTENS- 2 Adorable, Free to
great loving homes.
(863)763-2639.
KITTENS- 2, Bobtail, Gray,
Free To Good Only!
(863)467-2139


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Fun-Tine 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment-
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230
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A/C Company.
looking for motivated
Installers/Helpers.
Good pay, benefits,
DFW. (863)763-8391
A/C company seeks exp'd me-
chanic. Valid drivers license
a must. Top Pay. Applica-
tions avail., 406 SW 2nd St.
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
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19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown,
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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111S. Parrot Ave.

BEST JOB EVER
National Company
now hiring 18-25 guys
& gals to travel U.S,
with fun company.
MTV road rules
atmosphere. Paid
training if you can
start immediately. Call
321-446-5812
AskforJelka
Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm


DATA ENTRY CLERK, F/T
DWFP W & W Lumber of
Okeechobee, 1601 Hwy. 70 E.
Apply in person.

DIESEL
MECHANIC
&
MECHANIC
HELPER
Salary neg.
based on
experience
& tools. Call
863-357-2150

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.


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Help Wanted
HANDYMAN
HANDYMAN TRAINEE
LABORER
GOLF COURSE
MAINTENANCE
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
800-523-1630-Ext. 131

Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC: Experienced in
Heavy Equipment & Hydraul-
ics. Call (772)464-2582 Be-
tween 9am-5pm
OFFICE MOR. NEEDED
Payroll experience a plus
Contact Chris Shirley
863.634.0211


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PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.

SALES CONSULTANT
Area's Fastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
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 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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HELP WANTED
Full/Time
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.
References required.
Call Dennis'800-419-1842 for more information.


IMMEDIATE OPENING
FOR:
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
ONLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC. MEDICAL
EOE/DFWP

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


Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida PortableToilets
(863)655-2940
SIGN-UP BONUS
Now Hiring!
*Tow truck driver
*Cashier
*Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
TITLE INSURANCE CLOSER
Experience required.
Full Time position avail. Please
fax resume to 863-824-0802.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
In the classified


PART TIME HELP
FRIDAYS ONLY
CALL SARAH
(863)467-6377
Part Time Receptionist for
plumbing company. Some
computer exp. Start immedi-
ately. (863)763-6461
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.





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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-763-1.418
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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



LOVING COUPLE- to care
for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
/Refs. (863)467-9439 or
(863)634-8152.


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Suppliles 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $200. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DRYER, Kenmore, Extra Large
Capacity. $75 (772)215-9168
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $20.
(863)674-1105
FREEZER, upright, small, exc.
cond., 1/2 price $150 firm,
no hurricane damage,
(863)467-8720 BHR
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


READING A NEWSPAPER ,.
Leads you to the best
products and services.


STOVE- GE, 2Y1 yrs old, excel-
lent condition, white, $150.
(863)357-0709.
WASHER, $75.
(863)634-0779
WASHER/DRYER white,
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
(850)519-2160 LaBelle






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




SHED- 8 xl0, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must see!! $1295
(863)467-2153.



CERAMIC' TiLE, 190 sq.. ft.,
light beige, 16 1/4"x16 1/4",
w/3 bags of mortar & grout,
$325 neg. (863)467-9443
SCREEN DOOR- Standard size,
White, Excellent shape, $35
(863)467-8681
Windows, Aluminum, 50x52
in. w/3 louvers, (2) alum.
doors w/windows, $230.
(813)892-7867


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,
Complete $150.
(866)855-0158


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.
(863)763-2458
CHINA CABINET- Large, Very
nice, Lighted, Light wood,
$300. (239)645-3620
CRAFTMATIC BEDS, (2),
$1000 will sell separately.
(863)7363-4248 or
(863)763-9527 or
DINING ROOM TABLE & 5
CHAIRS, $100.
(863)697-0951
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
condition $40,
(863)467-9892
ENTERTAINMENT STAND,
With glass door, $15.
(863)467-8681
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951
SHELVING UNIT, oak finish,
w/4 g4ass shelves,
31"wx16"dx6' tall, $60.
(863)763-2458
WINGBACK CHAIRS- 2, Like
new, Dark blue, $200: Will
separate. (239)645-3620



BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
$125(863)697-2033
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472


GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472


FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. all about
guns. Cost $950 now
350 863-697-2033
SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
$435. (863)467-7838



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


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
separate. (863)763-9608
TABLE, round, white washed,
glass top, with 4 high/back
chairs, $225.
(302)736-9786


NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
$1000. (863)634-1909
ROLLING TOOL CARRIER-
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353



GUITAR, IBANEZ, Left handed
$200. (863)763-9527
GUITARS (2) 1 black Austin
6 string. 1 Secova 6 string
Spanish style. $225 for both
orwill 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!l
$100 each. Call Hoss @
(863)261-4781
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
(863)675-1033.
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
(863)673-5038
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
$75 (863)675-0247.
PIT BULL PUPS & ADULTS-.
(863)634-0119
RABBIT (10) $100 for all, will
sep. (863)635-4690
RABBIT.CAGES (10) $100 for
all, will sep. (863)635-4690
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.
(863)357-3639



HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751


BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
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SONY VEGA 36", 2yrs old,
paid $2200 asking $1000 Firm.
ortrade for Pistols. Ft. Pierce
(772)461-8822
TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800
(863)675-6041


GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
$515. (863)763-0944.


PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
locally, $150.
(863)902-0714
XBOX- With 8 games (inci Ha-
lo, Halo 2, Spiderman, Fable,
& others), 1 controller and all
cords $200.(863)673-5206


VCR, Sharp, 2 yrs. old, like
ndw, w/32 factory pre-re-
corded tapes & 2 new blank
tapes, $80.(772)461-8822

Agriculture



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




GRAVELY PROMASTER 100 -
50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
$1100 (863)447-2130
LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, Stainless steel con-
struction, $300
(863)357-5754.
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
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,
(863)763-6701.


ROUND PEN- galvanized, 2"
pipe'rails, 15 panels with
gate, piuri:hjid in 05. $995
neg. t863)80ui-6221


Rentals



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



WATERFRONT-1BR. In town
furnished. Very nice. No pets.
1st& sec. (863)634-0322
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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.
(863)634-3262


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 util. (863)467-6251


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property -Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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.
$55,000. (863)467-9556
MALONE Farmhouse & barn
on 31 acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees. On FL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547
New 4 Bed/2% Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $95,000.
(863)357-2602
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


NEW LISTINGS
Florida Ranches-Okeechobee
Equestrian Estate
Riding Trails & Fishing Lake
5-20 acre lot,
Lake Front Available
www.florida.ranchliving.com
866-935-7575



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.
$98,500 (912)487-0814


Mobile Homes i



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



OKEECHOBEE, 1br, full ba,
34', $475 mo. + Ist & Sec.
dep. Includes City water &
electric. Adult Park. Seasonal
$700., 3 moe. min.
(561)346-4692
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2be, Iba,
$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
(863)634-3572

Recreation I

PIIIIIIM
Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025


Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
863-674-1105.
OZARK DECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
PONTOON BOAT-1986- 24',
good shape, 40HP Mere, no
trailer, ready to go
(863)467-7255


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 apple ,
QS bed, bunkbeds, MWO,
Harley Davidson model haul-
er. i, luli ide stereo system.
$18,995 (863)801-6220


HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200
SPORTSTER 1992, Lots of
chrome. Must see! Garage
kept. $5000. (863)467-5489
HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-7046


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks, i104l
Parts Repairs 40145
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
(863)675-0247.
FORD TEMPO, '88, 46k mi., 6
cyl., auto, runs good, needs
TLC, $1200. (863)467-8449
VOLVO 740 ,'91- excellent
shape, cold AC, $2500
(863)673-5038



LOADER- Massey 44, front
end loader, $2200 or trade
for Grapple Boom,
(863)357-3981.



FORD BRONCO-'81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
$500. (239)248-7960 .
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Came paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
trlr. 863-673-0920/675-9243.


DODGE MAG WHEELS
(3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
(863)467-1901.
FORD ENGINE, 329 & 06
Transmission. $400. or will
separate. (863)675-2558
LEER TRUCK CAP- for full size
short bed, alum, sliding win-
dows $150 (863)467-6805
MERCURY PARTS older mo-
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-'
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738


TIRES (6) Good Year, Wran-
gler HT 235x85R16. Load
range E. Like new. $600 for
all, will sep. (239)898-1916
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
TRANSMISSION- Turbo, 700,
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.
(863)467-8856
TRUCK TOOL BOX, $50.
(863)634-6708
TRUCK TOPPER Commer-
cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer
(863)840-0199
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CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305,
Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
$2500. 863-763-7609
FORD F100 TRUCK, '80, has
title, doesn't run, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-6708
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mis. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
FORD F250, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
(863)261-5659
FORD RANGER, '88 runs
good, $600. (863)357-2395
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.61tr 5
speed trans, good cond.
$950/neg. (863)447-2130


LAWN TRAILERS, New, (2),
1) 5x10 w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1800. (863)357-5754
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569-6285
UTILITY TRAILER: 5X10,
Heavy Duty. $450.
(863)467-4690
UTILITY TRAILER- 7x14, tan-
dem axle, heavy duty, $800
or best offer (863)781-0484
or (863)781-0193.


FORD AEROSTAR- '94, Cold
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good !condition $1800.
(863)467-6423


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Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN CIRCUIT COURT, NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASENO.2005CA319
HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff
vs
All unknown parties who may claim as
heirs-at-law, beneficiaries, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors
or trustees, and all other persons
clainino h" thronuh, under or against
the i 1,1.: :A u "'NATHAN BORAK,
a/k/a Walter J. Borak, deceased, etc.
etal.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: All parties claiming interest by,
through, under or against W. JONA-
THAN 80RAK, a/k/a Walter J. Borak
Residences and Addresses Unknown
All persons or parties having, or claiming
to have, any right, title or interest in
and to the property hereinafter de-
scribed
Residences and Addresses Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described real property in
Okeechobee County, Florida:
A parcel of land lying in the South 1/2 of
Section 32, Township 33 South,
Range 35 East, Okeechobee County,
Florida, being more particularly de-
scribed as follows: Commence at the
Southeast corner of Section 32,
marked by a hewed lighterwood post,
bear S 89 deg. 33'31" W, along the
South line of said Section 32, a dis-
tance of 2317.56 feet; thence North a
distance of 342.86 feet to the POB;
11~~ I ..1", 1.,, Il h ,ht : ,,:L", I, 16 4
deg. 19'08" E a distance of 660 feet;
thence bear South a distance of 330
feet: thence bear S 89 deg. 19'08" W a
distance of 660 feet to the POB. ALSO
described as Lot 20, DEER PARK
ACRES, an unrecorded subdivision.
SUBJECT to an easement over the
East 25 feet for road purposes.
TOGETHER WITH that certain mobile
home designated as follows:
MAKE: Greenhill
YEAR: 1996
ID NUMBERSS: FLFLS70A23901-GH31
andFLFLS70B23901-GH31
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on FRANK H.
FEE, IV, ESQ. of FEE, DeROSS & FEE,
Plaintifs attorneys, whose address is
401 South Indian River Drive, Fort
Pierce, Florida 34950, on or before
December 8, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Compliant.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 1st day of November,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Debra Goodrich
As Deputy Clerk
95511 ON 11/7,14,21,28/05
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