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Vol. 96 No. 314
Thursday, November 10, 2005
50t 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
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.
The Market Place Flea
Market 3600 U.S. 441 S. has
D & B Housewares will
reopen in the Trading Post Flea
Market on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Corona Jewelry in the
Trading Post Flea Market will
reopen this weekend.
Herbal Life Distributor in
the Trading Post Flea Market
will reopen this weekend.
Tropics Tanning Salon,
2303 S. Parrott Ave., has
(Editor's Note: If your busi-
ness was damaged and dosed
due to Hurricane Wilma, please
notify us when you reopen by
calling (863) 763-3134. Please
ask for Dee.)
VFW Post #4423
plans Poppy Drive
The VFW Post #4423 will
be holding their Buddy Poppy
Drive Tuesday, Nov. 8, through
Friday, Nov. 11.
Post members and mem-
bers of the auxiliary will be
posted outside local stores. All
proceeds will go to help less
fortunate veterans and their
Beginning Nov. 28, Wolff
Road just west of S.W Seventh
Avenue will be closed for about
five weeks due to installation of a
Parents taking students to
South Elementary School or
New Endeavor High School can
use either S.W. 28th Street or
S.W Seventh Avenue.
Parents taking students to
Osceola Middle School will have
to use S.W 24thAvenue or Eagle
Bay Road to reach S.W 28th
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Students at Central Elementary School celebrated Veterans' Day on Wednesday, Nov. 9
by inviting military veterans to lunch. Marty Faulkner, a sergeant first class who served
in Iraq with the army reserves and his wife, Janet were invited to lunch by their five-year
old son Jarrett who is in kindergarten.
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found in shed
By Eric Kopp
An Okeechobee County man
has been arrested after police
allegedly found 11 military train-
ing rockets in a shed on his prop-
David Eric Graves, 26, S.W
Fifth St., has been charged with
making, possessing, throwing,
projecting or placing a destruc-
tive device and possession of
stolen explosives. His total bond
has been set at $40,000.
Graves, who is in the Okee-
chobee County Jail on unrelated
charges, was officially arrested
Nov. 8 when Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office Deputy Ken-
neth Sarros served the arrest
warrants on him.
man of the
According David Eric
to Detective Graves
were found in a night stand in a
shed located on the property
See Rockets Page 2
on woman's land
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Veterans' Day was celebrated a little early on Wednesday, Nov. 9 rather than on the tra-
ditional date of Nov. 11 at Central Elementary School. On that date, students invited mil-
itary veterans to have lunch with them. Carl Eaton, a World War II navy veteran who
served onboard the USS Iowa, and his wife Lorraine were the guests of kindergarten
student Danielle Speck.
By Audrey Blackwell
The City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board had
a full plate at their meeting
They addressed seven
cases and found two in com-
pliance, one possibly needing
no further action by the board
- it was tabled until their next
meeting and four in viola-
tion of city codes.
Board members discussed
at great length the means at
their disposal for handling
repeat violators of the city's
codes and reviewed the code
book. They considered estab-
lishing a mechanism for han-
dling repeat code violators
based on state statutes.
A repeat violator is one
who corrected a violation and
allowed the property to fall
out of compliance again any
time within five years, or one
who never corrected the prob-
lem within the time frame
See Land -Page 2
Storm make-up days
proposed by Cooper
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee schools have
been more fortunate this year
than last year, as far as days lost
due to hurricanes.
So far, students have missed
six days due to hurricanes. Hurri-
cane Katrina caused one day to.
be lost, which has already been
made up. But students lost five.
days due to Hurricane Wilma.
According to Lee Dixon,
assistant superintendent of
schools, the state will not require
them to make up three of those
days, which leaves only two days
to be made up.
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Patricia Cooper has
announced that Jan. 3 and Feb.
20 have been tentatively set as
makeup days. Final approval for
the makeup days must come
from the school board at their
Nov. 22 meeting.
Mr. Dixon said there was con-
cern about cutting into the
Thanksgiving and Christmas hol-
idays and interfering with 'the
holiday plans of families. Also,
he said many staff members are
from out of the area and have
already made plans to go home
Staff members would have
planned to be back by Jan. 3
anyway since it is currently
scheduled as teacher workday.
The other makeup day, Feb.
20, is President's Day and is cur-
rently scheduled as a holiday.
In addition to not interfering
with holidays, the proposed
makeup days were able to be
scheduled before the FCAT.
Mr. Dixon said it is still uncer-
tain at this time if the school sys-
tem will request that FCAT tests
be delayed for one week.
Story book time
Wednesday, Nov. 2 was Guest Reader Day at Central Elementary School. Osceola
Middle School Principal Theda Bass was the guest reader for Jane Stough's fifth
grade class. She kept the students entertained with her reading of "Old McDonald
had an Apartment".
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2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 10, 2005
News Briefs Kr14r" JSW SHtb fr so to ra m. kUllt Irwi-ta
:lue 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 county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
"fg, 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.
l; 2 percent on payments made
"Ain. 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
For information, call (863) 763-
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 fol-
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the follow-
.- g levels: one person in the
f'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 -
i2,,Y51,., and, eight persons -
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
-<963) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
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.
Book on area
currently on sale
OKEECHOBEE The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads" is
currently 'available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Iox 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the del-
. lation's next meeting has been
changed to Monday, Nov. 21.
The group was originally slated
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.
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
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact. the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
9-43-3078 by Oct. 3.
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuy-
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imposed by the board usually
10 days to comply.
The mechanism discussed
draws from state statutes and
allows the board to immediately
find the person in violation.
According to Fred Sterling,
code enforcement officer, when
a person is found to be in viola-
tion of a city code he or she is
sent a registered, return-receipt
letter as official notification and
given 10 days to correct it before
being found in violation, and a
fine may be imposed. For a
repeat violator, the code
enforcement office is not
required to give the person rea-
sonable time to correct the prob-
During the meeting, a deci-
sion was made to forward a case
involving Geraldine Bertram,
who has been in violation with
one of her properties since June,
to the city attorney for foreclo-
sure. Chairperson Mack Worley
reminded the board of their poli-
cy to immediately turn over to
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where Graves lives. The detective
said Graves lives in the family home
and is responsible for the home
The rounds were found by
another family member who went
into the shed in search of some
tools. When the rockets were
found, the family member contact-
ed the sheriff's office who then
contacted the police department.
Detective Shireman explained
that the rockets are training rounds
that are fired from a shoulder-
mounted launcher. These particu-
lar rounds are used to develop
accuracy for the user because the
rockets carry a small charge that
explodes on contact to 'mark' the
spot where it hits.
Despite having a small charge,
Lieutenant Larry Hostetler, the
bomb team commander from the
Port St. Lucie County Sheriff's
Office, said the practice rockets are
still strong enough to penetrate a
car door and are accurate up to 300
When the rockets were found,
Lt. Hostettler and his team were
called in to handle and dispose of
the rockets. One was kept as evi-
dence, said Detective Shireman.
Although neither Detective
Shireman nor Lt. Hostettler know
where the rounds came from, they
know they weren't purchased at an
Army surplus store.
"You would find them strictly in
the city attorney properties for
foreclosure that have not been
cleaned up within the 90-day
mandatory waiting time.
Mrs. Bertram was fined $25 a
day starting June 20 and given 90
days, until Sept. 19, to remove a
demolished trailer at 517 N.W.
15th St., which she allegedly has
not done, according to Mr. Ster-
ling. He said debris from the
trailer flew off during the recent
hurricane and people called in
complaining about it.
"A neighbor on one side has
children who could possibly get
hurt," Mr. Sterling said.
According to Mr. Sterling, he
had talked with Mrs. Bertram in
July and she told him she could-
n't afford the cost of $3,500 to
move the trailer. However, he
said she has already accrued
fines totaling that amount.
Since the case was deemed to
be well beyond the 90-day limit,
the board decided to recom-
mend it to the city council to
enforce the lien against the prop-
erty constituted by the fines and
begin the foreclosure process.
Mrs. Bertram also was found
in violation on her property at
a military base-type setting," said
Lt. Hostettler. "They must be
The 10-year veteran of the
bomb squad said these rounds
were made from the 1960s into the
'90s. He said the rounds are primer
initiated, just like the primer on a
"If that primer were struck, it
would take off," he said.
Without a launcher, he added,
the round would travel the "path of
least resistance" and would go any-
Lt. Hostettler said the fully-
charged rounds are used as anti-
tank rounds and are fired in a simi-
lar manner as an RPG (rocket
"The only difference is the
amount of explosives with the
RPG," he said. "Both are shoulder-
fired weapons, but this is a trainer
so you could reload the launcher
and use it again."
Once fired, the RPG cannot be
reused, he added.
He added that he has not seen
this particular type of weapon on
the street before.
Detective Shireman said the
rounds are 8.86 inches in length,
have a diameter of 1.38 inches and
weigh 5.39 ounces. If found, he
said they should be left alone and
"These are dangerous and if
you see one, call us," said Detective
If such a weapon is found, con-
tact Detective Shireman at (863)
902 N.W. 10th St. This case was
related to garbage containers,
according to Mr. Sterling. He said
she does not have trash contain-
ers and he saw trash lying
around the site. Apparently, the
trash is put in plastic bags and
left by the roadside, often earlier
than the 24-hour window prior
to garbage pick-up, and animals
tear into the bags and strew the
He said Mrs. Bertram told him
she cannot get a dumpster from
Waste Management for the three
duplexes she owns. According
to Mr. Sterling, if the duplexes
were viewed as an apartment
complex, a single dumpster
would be required. However,
since the places are duplexes,
what is required is a trash con-
tainer for each duplex.
The board voted to give Mrs.
Bertram two weeks from time of
notice to obtain trash recepta-
cles and then a $10-per-day fine
would be imposed.
The board voted to give
Martha Clay 60 days to remove a
trailer on her property at 308
N.W. 12th Ave. or a $10-per-day
fine will be imposed.
Mrs. Clay told the board she
had cleaned up the property
after receiving a notice in April
that she was in violation. In addi-
tion to the trailer removal, she
was to clean up some residue
and debris, Mr. Sterling said.
Since she had cleaned up the
debris, the only thing left was the
trailer removal, and Mrs. Clay
said she had been trying to get a
man there but he was very busy
and couldn't make it very soon
- especially after Hurricane
Board members understood
the timing problem and, rather
than giving her two weeks for
the trailer removal as she initially
said she would need, they gave
her two months.
"We want to work with you.
Getting the area cleaned up is
our purpose," Mr. Worley said.
Also discussed was property
adjoining Mrs. Clay's house,
which she said is in her son
Charles' name but belongs to
her. The case was against
Charles Clay for being in viola-
tion with a broken fence, tires
and other debris around the
property. Mr. Clay will be given
notice that he has 30 days to
clean up the property or a $10-
per-day fine will be imposed.
The board tabled the case of
Jerry Kemp for property at 800
S.W. Second Ave. until board
members could take a look at
the camper top that Mr. Sterling
said is in the yard.
Mr. Kemp had been in viola-
tion in May with other items in
addition to the camper top, and
he has brought everything into
compliance except for the top.
The board found Abdul Cum-
ber in compliance on property at
309 N.E. Fourth St., even though
he was not in compliance within
the time frame the board had
given him. Mr. Sterling said Mr.
Cumber has been in violation
before and waits until just before
a board meeting to bring his
property into compliance.
Mr. Sterling told the board
that Shannon Martin's property
was in violation effective Aug. 15
and she was imposed a fine of
$25 per day for 90 days, until
Nov. 15. However, her property
was brought into compliance on
Nov. 7 and has accrued fines in
the amount of $2,125.
A report on previous cases
and action taken by the code
board showed that Suzette Quar-
les accrued a $1,120 fine from
Nov. 14, 2003, until Feb. 13,
2004, and the fine is still out-
According to Mr. Sterling, if
fines go unpaid a lien is placed
against the property.
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An error appeared in the caption
underneath a picture of Doug Wyatt
appearing on page 3 of the Wednes-
day, Nov. 9, edition of the Okee-
chobee News. Mr. Wyatt was recog-
nized for 30 years' service to
Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA).
The information we received from
OUA stated that he had been a plant
operator for five years. That was
incorrect. Mr. Wyatt was actually a
plant operator for nine years. We
apologize for any inconvenience
caused by this error.
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 10, 2005 a
Team roping event
D.R. Daniel and Marty Culligan were among those competing in the team roping event at
the Forever Florida Rodeo on Saturday, Nov. 5. The cattle used for the event are Crack-
er Cattle, descendants of the small cattle first raised by pioneers in Florida.
Flag and drill team
Christina Talley (left) and Laranda Southerland (right) are members of the Okeechobee
4-H Bits and Spurs Equestrian Flag and Drill Team. The team performed at the Forever
Florida Rodeo on Saturday.
Grace to present "A Holiday Carol"
The Grace Christian School
Drama Production Program is
Proud to Announce it's original
comedy-drama production of "A
Holiday Carol." The play will fea-
ture an all star cast with students
from the third through twelfth
grades. "A Holiday Carol" tells the
story of Eleanor Scrooge, a local
public school principal who dashes
the dreams of her students and
teachers as they endeavor to put on
the greatest Christmas Show their
school has ever seen. The question
is, can the faculty and staff do any-
thing to convince Principal Scrooge
not to cancel the annual Christmas
Production... or will they need a lit-
tle help from a higher power?
Ashley Hickox appears in her
first starring role as the mean heart-
ed Principal, Eleanor Scrooge.
Played with fervor and freshness,
Ashley as Scrooge terrorizes the stu-
dents and faculty of Compton Ele-
mentary School as she goes on
tirade after tirade about the foolish-
ness of Christmas. Bobbi Cratchit,
played passionately by Katie Clay, is
the only teacher in the school who
still believes that there is some hope
for the wicked Principal Scrooge.
She's finds solace in her faith as
well as in the heart of one of her stu-
dents. Young Abby Porter, played
for the second time by Alexandra
Heatley, knows firsthand that the
power of faith can move moun-
tains. After being visited by her
Guardian Angel, Cardus, played by
Morgan Mayes, Abby spreads the
news that God, has a plan for Ms.
Scrooge and the school's Christmas
Production will indeed go on. But
what is God's plan for Eleanor
Scrooge? Come and find out as the
Grace Christian School Drama Pro-
gram presents "A Holiday Carol."
There will be two performances
on Thursday, Dec. 15. The first per-
formance will a be a 8 a.m. mati-
nee. The second performance will
be an evening show at 7 p.m. Both
performances will be at the Grace
Christian School Chapel. The com-
munity is invited to attend either
performance. Admission is free.
The cast is rounded off by
Kaylee Davis, John Gomez, Taylor
Jones, Harry Dennis, Kayla Hewitt,
Brittany Nemitz, Trevor Keezer,
Sheldon Woodham, Avery Ful-
wider, Sebastian Kelley, Paige
McCrary, Hannah White, Dustin
Herrin, Brooke McCrary, Hunter
Boshell, Heather Lanning, Michael
Mayer, Johnny Ramos, Jacob Nel-
son, and Dave Ogden. Behind the
scenes crewmembers include
Justin Nelson, Christian White,
Wesley Nemitz, and Zeke Vega,
with .Angel Conlon as assistant
director. The play was written and
is being directed by Steven A.
North announces students earning honor roll
North Elementary School is
proud to announce the honor stu-
dents for the first nine weeks of
the 2005-2006 school year. The
students and awards that were
earned are as follows:
Third grade Merit Awards with
a 3.5-3.9 G.P.A.: Kelsie Chartier,
Briana Corrales, Adrian Fisher,
Savannah Frady, Hailey Greson,
Sarah: Hurst, Austin McGlamory,
Hannah Raulerson, Kristal Vega,
Katie Waldron, Lexi Ward, Macy
Scholarship Award students
with a 3.0-3.8 G.P.A were: Asmi
Ali, Logan Arnold, Hunter
Bosworth, General Hair, Meredith
Hilliard, Lia Keith, Courtney
Kesn'er, Abigail O'Hara, Samantha
Plummer, Lane Rhodes, Saul
Rios,Terrance Robertson, Jessica
Turgeon, and Cameron White.
Special Recogniton Awards
went to: Shania Bays, Elizabeth
Bustos, Daymian Castro, Rebeka
Ford, Francisco Gomez, Angelena
Jernigan, Juan Loredo, Alexis
Hair, Vanessa Mills, Otto Ramirez,
Jonathan Fojas, Travis Register;
Matteo Rosales, and Blake
Fourth Grade Awards for the
first nine weeks were:
Honor Roll student with a 4.0
average was Rachel Roehm.
Merit Roll with a 3.5-3.9 G.P.A.
included: Selena Bowman, Mag-
gie Buccino, Ifran Chaudhary,
James Cochran, Jefferson Davis,
Adriana Donis-Florian, Kaylen
Fulford, Marcus Garcia, Brandon
Mckee, Rhiannon Robshaw,
Jaisalyn Santiago, Justin Thorpe,
Destinee Villarreal, and Cody
Scholarship Awards for stu-
dents earning a 3.0-3.4 G.P.A.
were: Tekelsha Andrews, Brent
Baughman, Mikael Beloff, Kourt-
ney Buhlmaier, Emily-Anne
Bunting, Kyla Conrad, Tristan
Dubois, Oscar Gallegos; Natali
Garcia, Khrysta Herndon, Tristan
Mavroides, Austin Ochoa, Christ-
ian O'Connor, Raela Ridley, David
Powell, Liz Romero, Hannah
Sadler, Stephanie Sadler, Anna
West, Cory Vickers, Karyna Villal-
pando, and Jessica Wisener.
Special Recogniton went to
the following students: Alma
Armenta, Deborah Cline, K.C.
Lawson, Prissy Mcdonald, Tren-
ton Moutschka, Lane Register,
Monica Reyes, Julian Silvas,
George Tillman, Frank Viera, and
Kiwanis Club-Terrific Kids
Awards were presented to: Fredi
Albarran, Ifran Chaudhary, Adam
Davis, Marcus Garcia, Frank Huff,
Destiny Hughes, Kelly Mauldin,
Cayla Mcdugald, Branon Mckee,
Mikeshia Tillman, Jose Valles,
Diego Vega, Karyna Villalpando,
and Destinee Villarreal.
Fifth grade awards for the first
nine weeks included: ..
Honors with a 4.0 G.P.A. was
presented to Jordan Canevari,
Tyler Chartier, Sarah Davis,
Nicholas Flood, Alex Guido, Kyla
Hargraves, Brendon Jonassaint,
Paige Mcelroy, Jacqueline O'Con-
nor, Jarred Radford, Jenna Rath,
Aubrey Robertson, Samantha
Rivero, Jami Sanchez, Alexis
Smith, Maci Thomas, Korey Wal-
ters, Jessica Wheeler, and
Merit Honors with a G.P.A. of
3.5-3.9 were presented to Alma
Garcia, Jacob Greseth, Matthew
Hapner, Dalton Hodge, Nikki St.
Pierre,James Steiert, Krista Pope,
and Krista Ward.
Scholarship Awards with a
G.P.A. of 3.0-3.4 were awarded to
Olga Carrasco, Brianne Crane,
Jacob Domer, Ami Edwards, Alex
Estremera, Diego Gamez, Hunter
Hair, Cade Hans, Marc Irwin,
Alley Lopez, Maria Salgado, Kodi
Stephen, Cheyenne Thibodeau,
and Cristhian Carrasco.
Special Recogniton awards
were received by Dallas Conley,
Ronze Cummings, Ja'juanza
Ford, Miracle Grace, Starlene
Hamill, Giselle Herrera, Casey
Hurst, Lexi Manson, Destini Perry,
Sulema Rodriguez, and Terry
Kiwanis Club Terrific Kids
Awards were presented to Julio
Chavez, Jake Close, Taeler Logan,
Narda Morales, Jarred Radford,
Jenna Rath, Donnekkia Robert-
son, Angelina Ruiz, Analilia Serra-
no, and Krista Ward.
Second grade awards for the
first nine weeks included Reading
Awards which were presented to
Jesus Castaneda, Kylee Field,
Ashely Juback, Dalton Reece
Lamb, .Luis Valles, Candelario
Vega, and Billy Bob Wehde.
Math Awards were presented
to the following students in the
second grade: Kendall Burney,
Elijah Finney, Johnathan Fox,
Dodie Mccarty, Billy Bob Wehde,
Cameron Whitlock, and Andrew
North Elementary students are getting physically fit
Miss Johnson's class at North
Elementary School (NES) made
paper mache pumpkins for Hal-
loween. We also broke a pinata
Monday. Tuesday we began
switching classrooms for reading,
please be looking for news from
your reading teacher.
Ms. Harvey's class walked to
the Wooden Jungle on Monday -
what a great day. We began work-
ing with spheres, cubes, cones and
cylinders in Math. We also changed
reading groups and I enjoy my new
reading group and look forward to
a great year.
Mrs. Gable's class is making a
book about feelings. We love read-
ing our stories about what makes
us happy, sad, and also scared.
Mrs. Quann's Reading class
began a journal this week about
different insects. We will write an
interesting, fact each day about
insects, and take our journal home
on Friday to share with our fami-
Mrs. Van Deman's class has
been working on elaborations and
extensions in process writing. We
are building some amazing para-
graphs from simple sentences.
Congratulations to Blake Thoma-
son, our top AR Reader this week.
Miss Alonso's class is really
enjoying our new social studies les-
sons. We have been learning about
different types of government, as
well as the benefits of government.
Also, students are doing wonderful
with AR. Keep reading.
Ms. Gaus' class has begun the
study of our multiplication facts.
We have studied the 2's, 5's, and
3's multiplication facts. We have
also enjoyed reading the school-
wide read aloud book "I'm Gong
to be Famous." We're going to try
to memorize our multiplications
facts at world record speed. We
will become as famous as the
record breaking Arlo.
The 2005-2006 Brahma Ball
Champions are: third grade, Mrs.
Suarez; fourth grade, Mrs. Richard-
son; and fifth grade, Mrs. Taylor.
The fifth grade all-stars, for the
first time ever, beat the teachers in
Brahma ball with a final score of
28-32. Congratulations to the fifth
SThis week the students in all
grades have been going through fit-
ness stations with a partner; work-
ing on upper body strength, lower
body strength, cardiovascular
endurance, speed, agility and
honor roll recipients
Grace Christian School is
proud to announce the names
of students who have earned a
place on the A' and A/B' Honor
In Candi Nelson's K5 class,
those on the 'A' Honor Roll
included: Sunni Bearden,
Pierce Brown, India Coons,
Justin Drawdy, Ashley Han-
cock, Bailey Hansen, Jakob
Nelson, Jared Phares, Josiah
Smith, Destani Whaley, and
Lisa Woodham's first grade
class had several students who
earned a spot on the 'A Honor
Roll including: Joshua Hiler,
Alexis Kelley, Abby Lakeman,
Rylie Norton, and Maliah
Wright. John Wilcox earned
the 'A/B' Honor Roll in Ms.
Second grade A'.Honor Roll
included Thomas Bearden,
Robert Blitch, Samuel Christ-
ian, Kearstin Dorrance, Rashi-
anna Humphries, Ross Laskey,
Justin Murphy, and Ben Pham.
On the second grade 'A/B'
Honor Roll were: Kayla Caves,
Dillon Grillo, Rakquez Mull, and
Third grade 'A' Honor Roll
students in Glenetta Ellis' class
were Hunter Boshele, Jessica
Drawdy, G.W Jarriel, Call
Pearce, and Christian White.
The A/B' Honor Roll includ-
ed: Megan Beard, Ly Pham,
Johnny Ramos, and Devon
Fourth grade 'A/B' Honor
Roll students in Patti Mayes'
class were: Braden Gerdes and
The fifth grade student who
achieved 'A' Honor Roll in Marie
Brooks' class was Emily Mur-
The A/B' Honor Roll went to.
In Clyde Harris' class, the A'
Honor Roll went to Angel
Colon and the 'A/B' Honor Roll
was earned by Kayla Bass, and''
Students in grades nine
through twelve in Steve
Guglich's class who earned
Honor Roll status are as fol-
lows: 'A' Honor Roll-Ashlew
Hickox; and the 'A/B' Honor
Roll recipients were Margan
Mayes, Brittany Nemitz, Kaylee
Davis, and Sheldon Woodham.
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Tonya Dawn Mann, 35, Can-
non Way, West Palm Beach, was
arrested Nov. 7 by Deputy Bryan
Lowe on a felony charge of bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer,
.and misdemeanor charges of
driving under the influence and
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. Her bond was set at
Rebecca Marie Smith, 19,
N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 7 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on a charge of vio-
lation. of probation high
speed/wanton fleeing. Her bond
was set at $2,500.
Jacqueline Rogers, 35, N.E.
Third St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy Sam
Thomas on a warrant charging
her with violation of probation -
sale of cocaine. Her bond was set
. John Walker, 20, Fountain-
head Boulevard, Melbourne, was
arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy Raul
Marrero on Okeechobee County
warrants charging him with viola-
tion of probation false report
about planting a bomb or explo-
sive and failure to appear bomb
threat/false report. He is being
held without bond.
Eddie Heriberto Mora, 24,
N.W Fourth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy
Corporal Jonathon Royal on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon. His
bond was set at $20,000.
Billy Shane Rudd, 33, N.W
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy Donald
Ellis on a felony charge of posses-
sion of methamphetamine, and
misdemeanor charges of posses-
sion of marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia. His total
bond was set at $12,000.
Daniel Diaz, 29, was arrested
Nov. 8 by Deputy E. Baker on a
charge of battery (domestic). His
bond was set at $10,000.
Vicente Cepeda, 46, N.E.
14th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 8 by Deputy S. Green on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felony ...
driving while license suspende-0
(habitual offender). His bond was
set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here wh cM
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.
Edward A. McConnell
Edward A. McConnell, age 82,
formerly of Canton, Ohio, died at
his home in Okeechobee, on
Thursday, Nov. 3,2005.
He is preceded in death by: his
daughter, Jo Beth.
He is survived by: his loving
wife of 56 years, Esther; son, Gary
(Joyce) McConnell of Davie; grand-
children, Shannon, Nicole, Brit-
tany, and Valeri; and, four great-
Visitation will be on Friday, Nov.
11, from noon until 2 p.m., with the
funeral service to follow at 2 p.m.,
at the Forest Hills Funeral Home.
Interment will follow the service at
Forest Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made in Mr. McConnell's honor
to HospiceCare of Southeast Flori-
da, Inc., 309 S.E. Eighteenth Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33316 or to
the American Cancer Society, 3407
N.W Ninth Ave., Suite 100, Fort
Lauderdale, Fla, 33309.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Forest Hills
Funeral Home, Palm City.
Patricia Marie Ferrell
Patricia Marie Ferrell, age 43,
died.on Monday, Nov. 7,2005, at St.
Mary's Medical Center in West
Palm Beach. She was born.on Dec.
18, 1961, in Chicago, Ill. and had
been a resident of Okeechobee for
the past 14years. j
She is preceded in death by: her
mother, Barbara Foran; and, her
sister, Debra Foran.
Survivors include: her husband
of 14 years, Robert E. Ferrell of
Okeechobee; her daughter,
Stephanie Rizzo of Cape Coral;
grandsons, Dylan and Jordan Rizzo
of Cape Coral; her father, Richard
Foran of. Cape Coral; and,. her
brother, Thomas (Cindy) Foran of
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
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OAK PARK FLOODING: I am calling about the flooding in Oak Park.
Several homes in Oak Park are under water and our Commissioner,
John Abney has done nothing about it. I called and spoke to John
Abney last year after the hurricanes and he did nothing. I have called
the road department six or seven times and they won't dig out the
ditches so that the water will drain. I don't know what else to do to
help with this problem.
Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We spoke with Commissioner
John Abney and County Administrator George Long. Mr. Abney said
the county has been doing a lot of work in Oak Park both before and
after the hurricane. He said he always answered his calls and with-
out a specific address, it would not be possible to reply. Mr. Abney
said that the county is involved in reworking the entire drainage sys-
tem in the southwest that should help the drainage problem. He said
that area was drained by three ditches to the Rim Canal and the
county is at the mercy of South Florida Water'Management District as
to the level of the Rim Canal. Mr. Long also stated that a significant
amount of work has been done in that area in the last few months.
However, he added that recently more water in a shorter time has
flown through that area than can be recalled in memory. He said all
ditches are open and flow at normal capacity. They have just had
more than they can handle and are overwhelmed by the amount of
water. He added that the county has a $1.5 million pumping system in
the works to drain even more water.
GREEN MARKET: The point is not whether or not the Green Market
is a good idea. The point is for as long as I can remember we have
been told the Hamrick 'lust does not allow commercial businesses to
sell things in the park, and now all of the sudden the City of Okee-
chobee is making an exception. It is not fair to all the people who were
told no for the past 50 years or so. It may also be a violation of the trust
-itself and if they violate the trust, the Hamricks have the right to reclaim
their property and sell it. Is that what you people want? Do you want
the park to turn into a strip mall?
RESTORING POWER: This is for the person who is praising Florida
Power & Light for their efforts in restoring power. All that I saw was
Pike trucks from North Carolina. I didn't see any FPL trucks around
here restoring power. If you are still in praise of FPL, just wait until you
get your bill.
BAD WATER: In Sunday, Nov. 6, Speak Out there was a comment
made by someone complaining about a neighbor who went back and
forth several times to get free ice and water and the nasty little com-
ment was made that, "what goes around, comes around." There was
also a comment about the bagged water that was given out tasting
bad. Maybe it did taste bad, but it was free. We could have been like all
the people in Mississippi and New Orleans and have to drink the filthy
HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: This is a message to all
the people who have written comments about this Halloween cele-
bration in the park. You can volunteer to assist in planning next year's
event by calling Lydia Jean Williams at Okeechobee Main Street and
providing your contact information. We will be more than happy-to
have you assist in the planning of the event.
OUA OVERTIME: My son works for OUA and he worked very hard
during the storm and worked many overtime hours. One morning he
worked all day and didn't come home until 4 a.m., and then went back
at 7 a.m. and worked all that day and half the night. OUA is trying to not
pay them the overtime that is due them. They are paying office help for
40 hours and they didn't even work the whole 40 hours. They do not
want to pay the guys who worked overtime to help restore water to the
community the overtime due them. The guys who showed up after the
storm to work should be awarded.
Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We spoke with Marita Rice, chief
financial officer for OUA. She said that the office was closed Monday
through Thursday and all employees were given four administrative
days off which were paid. As far as overtime, company policy was fol-
lowed which requires a person to work 40 hours before overtime is
Yard sale aids church mission
The Brighton Baptist Church will sponsor a yard sale to be held
Nov. 11 and 12 at 17516 Brynwood Lane in Kissimmee River
Estates, which is located 11 miles west on S.R. 70 W. Proceeds
from the yard sale will help fund the church's mission trip to Haiti.
Among the items to be sold are: washer/dryer, stove, furniture
cement mixer, interior doors, tools and clothing. There will also be
baked goods, coffee and sodas. For information, call (863) 763-9064.
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-
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Halloween carnivals were popular events in Okeechobee
during the 1940s. Each year, a queen and a king were
chosen to reign over the spooky festivities. Pictured here
are Queen Betty Jean Hansel and King Elphia Harden.
Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or
of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy
them while ydu wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and
information about the photo to okeenews@okee-
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Rauler-
son Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
Kiwanis.Club of Okeechobee will meel from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park SI. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893. or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at Ihe One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather
permitting. The group meets at 7 a.m. at the Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E.
for the weekly meeting and leaves promptly at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interest-
ed in riding is invited. For information contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251, Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psy-
chiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call (863)
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materi-
als and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for infor-
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
Restaurant takes pride
in helping Okeechobee
All of the staff, the manager,
and the owner of the Brahma Bull
Restaurant have always prided
themselves on the fact we have
good food at a fair price and
above all, we have always tried to
help the people of Okeechobee.
Tuesday, the day after Hurri-
cane Wilma, our staff members
showed up to work and opened
our restaurant to serve the citi-
zens of Okeechobee. We had
already anticipated some of the
needs, which we learned from
last year hurricanes. We stocked
up on food items, sodas, bottled
and jug water. That morning, the
health inspector was at our door
(early A.M.) checked everything
and gave us permission to open
"with a limited menu".
We decided to make goulash
as it was quick, easy, inexpensive
and stuck to your ribs. It seems
someone in our town decided to
take exception to the way we
made the goulash as we received
a letter and they accused us of
charging "$6 for a boxed dinner".
We make everything from
scratch!!! Additionally, this was
the only complaint we had.
Almost everyone was very appre-
ciative that we were open and
could serve a hot meal.
With regards to several other
comments heard in Okeechobee
(considering the circumstances,
were uncalled for) that it was
"disgusting that the restaurants
served all their food on plastic
plates and were using foam cups
and plastic eating utensils". This
was true, but brought about as
there was no water available.
We appreciate the support we
received and it was our choice to
open up, even with a short staff
(they also had homes and fami-
lies that had to be cared for) and
the health issues we had to com-
ply with in order to try to help
Okeechobee recover from
Wilma. We would have taken the
easy way out and remained
closed and accepted the insur-
ance company payment, but we
chose to be a neighbor helping
our neighbors in need.
Thank you Okeechobee for
Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties will meet Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. at the
Indian River Community College (IRCC) main campus in Fort
Pierce. The meeting will be held in room 105 of building J. Also,
the retreat will be held at the same location immediately following
the coalition meeting.
Methodist church hosts yard sale
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
host a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Pro-
ceeds from the sale will go to the church's youth fellowship to use
for their local mission projects during the holiday season.
Beta Sigma Phi plans craft auction
Beta Sigma Phi will hold their annual craft auction on Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. Every Okeechobee 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 scholarship fund. For information,
call (863) 467-1070.
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 meet-
ing will be held in the meeting room at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 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
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 (863) 357-
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) 763-606.
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 Bur-
roughs 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 mem-
ber, 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 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
OFC to honor veterans
Okeechobee Freshman Campus will have a Veteran's Day cer-
emony to honor all veterans on Friday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the
Recreational Outreach Center (ROC), 310 S.W Fifth Ave. All Veter-
an's are cordially invited.
Hamrick estate items to be auctioned
Items from the estate of the late Frieda Hamrick will be auc-
tioned by Jim Watford of Watford Auction Friday, Nov. 11, at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 W, beginning at 6 p.m. Pro-
ceeds from the sale will go to help Hospice of Okeechobee. Items
to be auctioned include some antiques, furniture and collectibles.
Letter to the Editor
The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 10, 2005 5
A Veteran Looks Back at WWII
O.K. we went aboard and
turned in our service records. I
relieved a QMl/c whose last
name was Lind. He had made
the trip from the states with
"Capt. Nemo", a Lt. Cdr. who I
never met. Apparently they
wanted experienced people
aboard for the voyage up
through the Inland Passage
which was not too well charted
at the time. The harbor at Attu
was even more of a mystery in
the early days and I doubt if they
ever got it completely charted.
The rocks between the East and
West channels showed up, as a
large white area on the charts
with some kind of warning print-
ed across it. The Coast and Geo-
detic Survey people had some
small boats sniffing around the
area in 1945 but that was the
year the war ended.
The main topic of conversa-
tion was the weather. We got a
fairly accurate prediction every
evening by blinker light if we
were anchored out in the bay. If
it looked bad the smaller ships
headed for Casco Cove but we
couldn't see the signal tower
from there and it was shallow
with a sandy bottom so every-
one had to be concerned about
dragging the anchor. Still it was
better than staying at the dock
where we would be bumping
against the pilings all night and
day. Considering the primitive
state of forecasting in those days
I was amazed at how accurately
they were able to predict the
"Williwa". That's a condition
peculiar to that part of the world
when 50 mph wind from one
direction is accompanied by
gusts at 70 mph from a direction
as much as 140 degrees different
from the steady wind. I never did
There were other ships in our
harbor. There was plenty of
room and they had mooring
buoys for the cruisers. Admiral
Fletcher had lost a couple carri-
ers in the South Pacific early in
the war so they gave him a
squadron of cruisers to com-
mand up in the Aleutians where
heavy fighting was not expected.
He was a bit gun shy after.the
earlier action. He even left a
large force of Marines and their
supply ships unprotected at one
of the major landings when the
Japanese Navy approached. For-
tunately when the Japanese
Admiral saw this he thought it
was a trap and left without
attacking the Marines or their
supplies. That's when they put
him in command of four old
(1930 or so) four stack cruisers,
the Richmond, the Raleigh and
two others. There was also a
one of a kind gunboat up there
"The Charleston". She had had a
sister ship but a German sub
sank it in the Bahamas early in
the war. I think the Charleston
was not part of the cruiser
squadron because it was too
slow. She had four open six inch
deck guns but no turrets. A
design that seemed calculated to
embarrass the Navy.
There was a submarine for
awhile, but one day she failed to
return from a battle cruise. We
never found out what happened.
They used to send a P.C. (patrol
craft) out to meet her when she
came home so the rest of us
wouldn't mistake her for the
enemy. We had a couple PC's, a
couple SC's (110 ft. wooden sub
chasers) a seagoing tug (the Tat-
nuk) and YP89 as well as our
YP400 and one or two net ten-
ders for the submarine nets at
the entrances to the East and
West channels into the harbor.
Attu is about 400 miles from
the Soviet Komandorski Islands.
I don't know if they.helped us
with any weather information or
not. They did not declare war on
Japan until the atom bomb was
dropped. The Japanese had
been trying to negotiate surren-
der with honorable terms
through the Russians but the
Russians withheld that informa-
tion from the U.S. because they
wanted to jump in at the last
minute and demand the return
of the Kurile Islands to the Soviet
Union as the price of peace. The
Kuriles were another three or
four hundred miles beyond the
Komandorskis. Japan. had a
Naval base there at, Para-
mushiru. It was too far to hit
with the bombers we had, but.
the squadron commander of the
Navy squadron of Ventura
bombers thought if he could
overload them with fuel they
might be able to carry one five
hundred pounder each to Para-
mushiru and with luck make it
back to Attu. He.took off in the
first plane leaving orders to fol-
low in the other aircraft only if
he was able to take off success-
fully with the overload. They say
that plane went four miles
before he got ten feet off the
water, but he made it and the
raid was on. Hle was tired of sit-
ting around out of range of any
target. Paramushiru wasn't real-
ly worth hitting but it was a
moral victory and an in your face
One time when they pressed
our ship into service to supply a
small Army base on Aggattu (30
miles South of Attu) one of the
Venturas passed overhead and
although I was on watch in the
wheelhouse I didn't notice it.
Some fellows on deck did
though and said the plane had
dropped some flares. I asked
what color and was any of them
red? They didn't think so. White
flares mean I have a problem
but can fix it myself. Green
means I'm O.K. but will need
some help and red is like calling
1 figured they'd be O.K. I for-
got if you can't find red ones you
are supposed to drop whatever
you can find. The Army base
contacted us to say the plane
had crashed and they had
injured personnel for us to take
back to Attu where the hospital
was. We put them in our bunks
and made them as comfortable
as we could for the four hour
ride. The one who was most
unnerving had an eyeball hang-
ing from the optic nerve and
we knew nothing about first
aid. At least the weather was
We didn't go to Aggattu very
often and it may be that the next
trip was the one we made Dec.
12, 1944. The weather was fine
on the way there but the predic-
tion was for one of our winter
hurricanes. We knew winter
wasn't over until the twelfth hur-
ricane came through. We didn't
get a lot of warning because the
weather came from the West
and I don't think the Russians
were helping us with reports
from 400 miles West and the
Japanese surely weren't from
700 miles West. Anyway we took
a working party of about a
dozen Seabees from the eight
special units or the 68th NCB to
build a target of two by fours
and Muslim bolts for the Army
P40 fighter planes to shoot at on
top of a small mountain. We
landed the party from small
boats on the rocky shore of a
small cove in the coastline.. The
seas were no more than two
feet. Jasper Timmbns Edwards
had already landed the Wherry
at the shore and when I
approached what looked to me
like a clear spot in the dory he
waved me off thinking I would
hit a rock. Then he guided me to
a spot where I DID hit a rock and
we bounced back into the surf.
The Seabee who had been using
the other pair of oars lost one
overboard and knowing we had
no spares I jumped in and threw
it back into the boat. I was up to
my thighs in the water. The boat
turned sideways and I thought if
we came in that way the rocks
might put a hole in it so I braced
my back against, the side near
the stern and fought a few waves
before the bow turned in toward
the landing area. By now I was
up to my waist but we landed
without further incident. The
chief in charge of the party had
asked me earlier if I would be
willing to help carry the lumber
up the mountain and I had
agreed since the boat would not
be needed for awhile. I was
somewhat surprised when he
asked if I could still do it because
it seemed like time to go back to
the ship and change into dry
Anyway I said O.K. I'd try and
if I got too cold I'd quit halfway
and go down again. After all it
was December and a tad below
freezing. There was about six
inches of snow on the .mountain
and soon it was coming over the'
top of my socks. It felt like warm
sand so I went to the top and
after the, taIrye was built we all
went down to the boats again.
By now the wherry had returned
to the ship'with Jasper and they
sent it back with another crew-
man to row the-dory. The Wher-
ry took a few men back to the
ship and I was waiting politely
for my turn when the chief
noticed me shivering like a w'i
rat and ordered me into the last
seat in the last boat to go back to
the ship. When we got back
with the dory it filled up with
water alongside the ship and,
couldn't be rowed to the beach
and was too heavy to take back
aboard so the skipper said let it
go. Meanwhile Ed Partyka
rowed the wherry into the beach
and got soaked making his land-
ing so they pulled the boat onto
the shore and turned it upside
down while they built a fire to
dry Ed out. We watched through
binoculars and the seas coming
from the Northwest kept getting
larger and larger. That was why
the dory had been swamped.
The cove was on the North side
of the island so we couldn't stay
there much longer and finally
the skipper decided to take shel-
ter in Kareb Cove on the South
side of the island. We thought
the reason they pulled the boat
out was damage to the boat
because Ed could have dried out
faster by coming back to the
ship than by standing out in the
open by a fire. He knew where
Kareb Cove was so we figured
the five men would walk across
the island and follow the shore-
line left to the Army base. What
none of us knew was the West
end of the island was "impassa-
ble". The terrain there was so
difficult even the soldiers at the
Army base didn't go there. To
make matters worse when we
arrived at Kareb Cove we were
unable to contact the Army base
and they didn't know we or the
five castaways were at the
We anchored in the cove with
both anchors out but the bottom
was rocky and we couldn't let
out too much chain because the
cove was rather narrow and we
didn't want the chain long
enough to let us swing onto a
rock. No telling where a hidden
rock might be either. Anyway
with short anchor chains and the
anchors hung up. on rocks it
wasn't too long before both
chains broke and we started
drifting out of the cove. The
skipper asked me if I could
determine the course we were
drifting on and I figured we were
going parallel to the South shore
drifting West about a mile away
from the island. After awhile we
saw a fire on the island that
seemed to be on top of a cliff.
When we were reunited with
the three men who survived we
found out all five were still
together at the fire but separated
into a group of three and of two
soon after. Each group had one
member who couldn't keep up
so the others would go forward
and find a sheltered spot then
come back and help the weak
guy to the shelter and leave him
until they could find another
sheltered spot. Ed Partyka and a
Seabee named White were the
two in trouble and with each
group the same thing happened.
After a longer than usual hunt
for shelter they returned to find
the man gone. Neither of them
was ever seen again. The other
three were rescued by the Army
and came back on another ship.
There was a court of inquiry that
chalked it all up to inexperience.
Meanwhile after seeing the
fire on the shore we drifted past
the end of the island so it was
time to start up the engine and
try to make it back home, nor-
mally 3.5 hours away. It was
around one A.M. The wind was
still out of the Northwest at hur-
ricane strength. We didn't have
category numbers in those days..
anything over 65 knots (75mph)
was a hurricane and how much
harder it blew didn't matter. The
Captain rang up one-third speed
on the engine order telegraph..
After a few hours the gang in the
engine room didn't like the way
the ship was riding and eased
the RPM up a tad. They did this
several times and eventually we
were making turns for two-
thirds speed while the engine
order telegraph still showed
one-third. They did it so gradual-
ly none of us on the bridge
noticed any change but it saved
all our lives.
* We customarily stood two
hour wheel watches and were
then relieved. I had the second
wheel watch. As a quartermas-
ter I was supposed to be the
expert helmsman aboard. When
my two hours stretched into
three hours I started drooping a
bit and looking at the skipper
wondering when he was going
to relieve me. Of course in a situ-
ation like this the skipper does-
n't get any relief.: After awhile I
realized he was in worse shape
than I was so I decided to suck it
up which was good because my
wheel watch eventually turned
into 30 hours.
We ran against the seas all
through the day of Dec. 13 and
were rolling so badly we could-
n't hold .our course for the
entrance to the West channel
The skipper said stay as close as
you can without rolling us over
and when one big wave rolled
us 45 degrees to port I came
right some more. At about this
time if I had come right more
than I did we could have aimed
for the East channel but we did-
n't think of it. Anyway an hour or
two later I saw two mountain-
ous waves joining together to
make one killer. I spun the
wheel hard right and was hang-
ing on for dear life by the time
the skipper saw it and turned to
me with the fear of God in his
eyes. The wheel was already
hard over and all we could do
was hang on. Our homemade
clinometer read 60 degrees and
stayed there while the men in
the crews' quarters below
counted to ten slowly. If we had
been making engine revolutions
for one-third speed instead of
two-third we wouldn't have had
enough power to kick the stern
to the left so the bow would face
the wave as much as it did.
Goodbye YP400. After we start-
ed breathing again we entered
the field of rocks between the
two channels and darkness fell.
At first we used our two 12"
search/signal lights (1000 watt
bulbs) to see where we were
going but it soon became appar-
ent that the light reflecting back
from very large snowflakes was
making it hard to see where the
rocks were in time to avoid
them. After we turned the lights
off it was easy. As the big waves
now coming around Chirikoff
Point hit the rocks they threw
spray a hundred feet into the air.
Even at night they were easy to
see. We were now in the shelter
of Attu. Island since we
approached from the Southwest
and the storm was hitting us
from the Northwest. Still the
waves were very big but not as
dangerous anymore. When we
broke out of the rockfield into
the East channel I was able to
measure the length but not the
height of the waves. There were
channel buoys half a mile apart.
A red nun buoy on the right fol-
lowed by a black can buoy
marking the left side of the chan-
nel. As the waves ran almost
straight up the channel after
rounding the point I could see a
red buoy on the crest of a wave,
a black buoy in the trough and
another red one on the crest of
the next wave. One mile crest to
crest and maybe 40 feet from
bottom to top.
By now it was daylight again
and I saw something I had trou-
ble believing. The Army had
some self powered barges
(BSP's) which were simply
barges with a small pilot house
near the stern and an automo-
tive type engine married to an
oversized outboard lower end.
One of these things was return-
ing from Shemya and riding
broadside to the seas. Why did-
n't it roll over? Because it had a
wide flat bottom instead of a
more conventional bottom like
ours and the sergeant who skip-
pered the thing had no worries.
After the war I checked with an
Army recruiter about getting that
job for myself but he said "No
chance. We have .hundreds of
former Air Corps Navigators
fighting over those jobs."
The ride was getting down-
right comfortable. Soon we got
the Seabees back to where they
could kiss the planks on the
dock and go tell their mates
about the trials and tribulations
of the seagoing sailors. They
promised if there was anything
ashore that we wanted they
would steal it for us. Thank you
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Edouard H.R. Gluck, 107th MPAD
Helping Key West recover
Sgt. Justo Garcia, 927th Corps Support Battalion,
unloads a pallet of ice from the back of a Mississippi
Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter onto the
athletic field at Key West Senior High School, for distri-
bution to Hurricane Wilma victims.
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Edouard H.R. Gluck, 107th Mobile
Public Affairs Detachment.
Sgt. Justo Garcia, 927th Corps Support Battalion, Camp
Blanding, observes a UH-60 Black Hawk from B Co., 1st
Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Brooksville, as it pre-
pares to drop sling-loaded pre-packaged food onto the
athletic field at Key West Senior High School during Hur-
ricane Wilma Airlift Operations.
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Other Area News
Thieves target businesses after Hurricane Wilma
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE There will
always be those who will take
advantage of the situation, Belle
Glade Police Chief Albert Dowdell
said, referring to the opportunistic
criminals that have pilfered and
robbed residents after the hurri-
"You have those kinds of people
in the world," he said, "they're like
buzzards, they can't wait."
Sneaking through the darkness
the power outages caused, they
have broken into cars, residences
and have even stooped to snatch-
ing the.generators that some fami-
lies have used while their power is
out. As of the writing of this article,
a number of cars could be seen in
the streets with their windows bro-
ken out, the burglars' M.O.
Two local businesses hit espe-
cially hard were Gilbert's Jewelers
and Rent A Center. Thieves broke
into both establishments days after
the hurricane, and at the jewelers
alone stole "a significant amount"
of valuables valued in the thou-
sands of dollars. They dug a hole
into one of the walls to gain access.
Elsewhere, residents them-
selves felt the crimes, with reports
of car break-ins and other types of
theft coming in to the police station
after the storm.
According to officials, some of
the criminals hit early and hit hard.
Even while the hurricane's winds
tore through the area and debris
and trash were being tossed in the
fierce gusts, some thieves were out
"Generator thefts were on the
rise," said Chief Dowdell. The
thieves pounced on the generators
that residents left outside at night,
but didn't limit it to that one per-
son left his generator secured to a
fixture on his porch and the thieves
still cut through and took the gen-
At this point, it is uncertain
exactly how many residents' hous-
es have been broken into, as some
families still have not made it back
to their homes, but police officials
say they are requiring heavier
patrol in the areas that still were
Thanks to the help of law
enforcement agencies from
throughout the state that came to
the area immediately after the
storm, the thefts have been some-
what contained. Agencies from
Gainesville and High Springs,
among other communities, have
stepped up to provide services in
the area. "I wish I can hire them all
and bring them here," the chief
said in gratitude.
During the curfew, the Belle
Glade Police Department arrested
10 or fewer persons, arresting
those who "just weren't going to
obey," the chief said. Chief
Dowdell said he thought the crimi-
nals seemed to have increased only
their ambitions, as he did not
notice a significant surge in actual
Chief Dowdell and his staff have
worked around the clock since the
hurricane, dealing with the issues
that have cropped up. During the
storm, while camped out at the
emergency operations center the
city set up at Lake Shore Middle,
the chief received a call from his
family that the roof of his home
was receiving damage and left dur-
ing the eye of the storm to find
them. Even then he noticed people
out on the streets, he said.
Meanwhile, in Pahokee and
South Bay, officials there say the
criminals have not considerably
stepped up their efforts to steal
after Hurricane Wilma. While both
cities made just a few curfew
arrests, like in Belle Glade, they
were mostly individuals that the
police say looked to have suspi-
cious motives for being out so late.
"I haven't noticed a significant
increase in crime," said Pahokee
Police Chief James Blackford.
"We've doubled our manpower -
we've had a lot of police pres-
ence," to deal with the thefts, he
said. Chief Blackford's officers sus-
pended their time off at least during
the storm and its aftermath to
respond to the needs of citizens.
In South Bay it was a similar
"We were blessed. We have
had no looting and no burglars,"
Chief Mike Morris of South Bay
said, adding that the department
has not experienced incidents
involving theft within the city. His
department, as well as Paliokee's,
also received help from outside
law enforcement agencies in the
wake of the storm.
For Chief Morris, the help wvas
very much welcomed.
After four days straight of work,
taking people to shelters before the
storm and responding to emergen-
cies after it, the chief laid down at
the fire station and didn't get up.
"My body just shut down," he said.
Wednesday of last week, Chief
Morris still had remnants of the
intravenous treatment he received
at Palms West after a six-day stay
Most officials agree that they are
ready for a break.
Chief Dowdell is one of them.
"Well, because Cancun was
destroyed, I don't know, I night go
to the Bahamas when this is all
over with," he joked.
County officials commend their citizens
By Mark Young
Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN Glades
County officials continue to.com-
mend their citizens for their pre-
determination and patience follow-
ing the potential chaos that
Hurricane Wilma could have creat-
ed and did create in other lake area
"I'm very proud how Glades
County responded and all those
who helped out," said Glades
County Commissioner Russell
Echols. "From our local citizens to
the state and federal government.
FEMA's response in Glades County
was outstanding. I can't say enough
about all of the outside help we
received and the way everyone
within the county responded."
Commissioner Echols said that
ice, food, and waterwere being dis-
tribute within hours of the storm's
passing and that the only thing the
county was lacking was blue tarps
for damaged and destroyed roofs
within the county. He said that one
phone call brought two truckloads
of tarps to the county within 12
hours of the call.
"I would have liked to have seen
more tarps available sooner," he
said. "But if you have to get that nit
picky you did fairly well. A coun-
ty had to do what it can for itself in
these situations and I'm proud of
the all the people who worked tire-
lessly to get it all done. The people
of Glades County were there to help
one another. When you look
around at other counties who have
so much more resources and look
atwhat we've done with the limited
resources we have, everyone did a
Commissioner Echols met with
Senator Dave Aronberg (D-
Greenacres) Nov. 4 and pointed out
the county's immediate needs, stat-
ing that the courthouse sustained
significant damage, the roof on the
jail was damaged and Commis-
sioner Echols called for propane
generators to be placed in the fire
houses to avoid the disruptions in
power some gas generators had
during the crisis.
Senator Aronberg assured the
commissioner that the process was
already underway to secure appro-
priations for the courthouse and
was very interested to view the
remainder of the county's needs.
The senator toured the county
health department where the spe-
cial needs shelter was located, the
courthouse, the fairgrounds, and
the more severely damaged resi-
dential areas within the county
before moving on to Lee County as
Glades County Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish -and Wildlife .Conservation-
Commission (FjC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Juan Mata, 33, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 26 by Deputy
Sergeant Ronnie Baker on the
charges of battery on a law
enforcement officer, resisting an
officer with violence, possession of
cocaine, possession of a controlled.
substance, possession of drug
paraphernalia (misdemeanor) and
an acti e Okeec-chubee Courntywar-
rant. His bond was set at $50,000.
Hector Lucas, 32, Moore
Haven, was arrested Oct. 26 by
Deputy Tito Nieves on the felony
charge of aggravated battery and a
misdemeanor charge of resisting
an arrest without violence. His
bond was set at $20,000.
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 newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.
The city's infrastructure has
been brought back online fairly
quickly, with full power being
restored three days after the storm.
Water was still an issue, but the
county reported that full service
potable water had been online as
of Nov. 3. A break in the mainline
caused the city to go back on a boil
water notice, but as of Nov. 5, the
city's water needs have also been
Commissioner Echols said the
county is now focusing on the tasks
of cleaning up storm debris and
returning some sense of normalcy
to the county citizens.
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Billie Gunn interacts with local youngsters during his
wrestling match with MXPW champion Chaz at Saturday
evening's professional wrestling program at the KOA con-
Frankie Lancaster (front) and Joe Gomez (back) battled it out
in front of an enthusiastic hometown crowd Saturday night at
the KOA. Both wrestlers are former WCW and WWE stars.
Pro wrestling turns up heat in Okeechobee
By Loma Jablonski
Maximum Xtreme Pro
Wrestling (MXPW) promised
hard-hitting, old-time wrestling to
the fans of Okeechobee. They
more than delivered what they
had promised when they
appeared at the KOA Convention
Center last Saturday evening.
Fans arrived early and waited
in line until tickets went on sale at
6 p.m. in order to get "good seats"
to this action-packed event.
MXPW's roster contained
many up-and-coming wrestlers
such as Kahagas, The Tower Scott
Commodity and others, as well as
many former WWE (World
Wrestling Entertainment), WCW
Wrestling), and ECW (Extreme
Championship Wrestling) greats
like Billie Gunn, Chaz, Joe
Gomez, Hack Meyers and Frankie
Lancaster. They interacted with
the audience and kept the action
going at a non-stop pace.
During the intermission, many
of these professionals including
Hack Meyers, The Tower and
even headliner Billie Gunn took
the time to visit with the crowd,
have their pictures taken and sign
autographs to the delight of the
MXPW is scheduled to return
to Okeechobee on Jan.14, 2006.
Kid's Day Fishing Festival rescheduled
Taylor Creek Bass Club, with
the support of several local busi-
nesses, has rescheduled their
20th annual Lee McAllister
Memorial "Kid's Day Fishing Fes-
tival". This free Fishing Festival
will now be held at the Okee-
Tantie Park air boat back ramp
area on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m.
A.Bassmaster Casting Kid's
competition will be held from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m. Following
instructions in flipping, pitching
and casting given by the mem-
bers of Taylor Creek Bass Club,
and a practice period, girls and
boys ages 7-10 and 11-14 are
invited to test their fishing skills
at flipping, pitching and casting
to targets. Rods and reels will be
provided. Winners will receive a
medal, a rod and reel, and will
then advance to state competi-
tion. National winners will com-
pete for a share of over $20,000
in scholarships. Each contestant
will receive a certificate of partic-
A live fishing competition will
begin at 1 p.m. at the Okee-
Tantie back pond. Girls and boys
in age groups 4-6, 7-10 and 11-14
will be given a fully rigged cane
pole and a container of worms.
Each child will pick a fishing
spot along the shore of the pond
to try their luck at catching the
biggest and the most fish in their
particular age group. Trophies
and prizes will be awarded in
each age group.
If you pre-registered previous-
ly, you do not have to register
again. All others may register on-
site starting at 10 a.m. Raffle
prizes will be awarded based on
a lucky draw of registration
forms. Each child participating
will be given tickets for two soft
drinks and two hot dogs. Addi-
tional drinks and hot dogs for
adults and children will be avail-
able at a nominal cost. In the
interest of safety and comfort,
law enforcement and emer-
gency medical personnel and
port-a-potties will be present. A
parent of guardian must accom-
pany each child.
For more information, con-
tact Dave Stout, vice president of
Taylor Creek Bass Club at (863)
Brahman's Suarez advances to state competition
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News -
The Brahman cross-country
team traveled to Little Everglades
Ranch in Dade City on Saturday,
Nov. 5, to take part in regional
cross-country competition. Thir-
ty-two teams were invited torun
at Regionals, but only 20 boys'
teams and 16 girls' teams chose
Brahman Bryan Suarez fin-
ished in fourth place with a time
of 17:12.51. This important finish
qualified Suarez to compete in
the State Division Three race.
Suarez made school history with
this outstanding linish. He is the
first athlete from Okeechobee
High School to ever go to state in.
The Brahman boys' team
took 16th place out of 20 teams.
There were missing three of their
key runners due to injuries and
the ACT test which was sched-
uled the same day as the region-
The girls' team was led by
Rachel Fairchild, who finished in
62nd place. The girls' team took
14th place out of 16 teams. This
was a good finish for athletes
new to this grueling sport.
The Brahmans finished indi-
vidually as follows: Boys' team-
(3) Bryan Suarez-17:12-51; (55)
Omar Guerrero-19:25.88; (89)
(114) Jose Lugo-22:25.67 and
(136) Juan Macias-25:47.96.
Girls' team-(62) Rachel Fairchild-
25:10.37; (82) Andrea Duenas-
27:31.98; (85) Heather Tinsley-
28:04.39; (90) Jordan
Aspden-28:49.67; (97) 29:36.65
and (100) Jordan Marcum-
hosts 3-day rodeo
If you love rodeo this is the Brighton Seminole Reserva-
annual event you really don't tion features bronco riding,
want to miss. There's a lot at bulldogging, team roping, calf
stake for cowboys and cow- roping, barrel racing and bull
girls competing in the South- riding. It starts at 7 p.m. on Fri-
east Circuit Finals "Showdown day, Nov. 11 and continues on
of Champions" Rodeo at Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday
Brighton Seminole Reserva- at 2 p.m.
tion Nov. 11-13. Only the top As a bonus, the Seminole
12 cowboys and cowgirls in Tribe of Florida is presenting
each standing are qualified to special pre-rodeo entertain-
enter the circuit finals, ment at the rodeo grounds at
The best riders in the Pro- 11 a.m. on Saturday. By popu-
fessional Rodeo Cowboy Asso- lar demand, two favorite per-
ciation (PRCA) circuit from formances will return to awe
nine southeastern states will the audience. The handlers in
challenge broncos, bulls and the alligator wrestling show
the stopwatch for the circuit will demonstrate their mastery
championship and a purse of over wild alligators and
over $50,000. They will also snakes. The Blue Earth
challenge each other for the Dancers will perform colorful
ultimate right to represent the Native American dancing.
circuit at the $100,000 Dodge Food and beverages will also
National Circuit Finals. Only be sold at the rodeo grounds.
two winners will capture this Gate admission is $12 per adult
honor and grab the horns of and $7 per child 6-12 years old.
rodeo fame. Children five and under are
Rodeo competitors will free. Advance tickets are $10
come from Alabama, per adult and $5 per child.
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, These advance tickets may be
North Carolina, South Caroli- purchased at the following
na, Missouri, Mississippi and locations: Eddie Accardi
Tennessee to compete in this Dodge, Rustic Ranch (Okee-
event. chobee), Seminole Casino,
For the rodeo fan, the Seminole Trading Post
"Showdown" is one of the
"Showdown" is one of the (Brighton), Lake Placid Feed &
most exciting and toughest (BWestern (Lake Placid), Feed &Polo's
competitions of the year. The Western (Lake Placid) Polos
action is fast and furious, and Pet and Supply (West Palm-
male adrenalin is at its peak Wellington), West of Ole Eng-
among these highly skilled cir- land Stuart) and Eli's Western
cuit cowboys. Tear.
The finals will also show- The Brighton Seminole
case the most focused women Reservation's Fred Smith
riders in the circuit as they Arena is located in the
compete in barrel riding with Brighton Reservation. It is a
unparalleled speed, precision fully covered arena, seating
and control. over 5,000 and is situated adja-
In addition, the Southeast cent to an authentic re-cre-
Circuit Finals will feature the ation of any early 1900's Semi-
top rodeo clowns, bullfighters nole village. It is located west
and announcers in their cir- of Okeechobee between
cuit, chosen by the cowboys Hwys. 70 and 78 just north of
themselves, all of whom will Lakeport, Florida.
compete in their special class For information call (863)
at Nationals. 273-1125 or visit
The three-day rodeo at the www.rezrodeo.com.
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admission
to all home Brahman games with
the exception of state-sponsored
activities such as bowl games, jam-
borees or playoffs.
.Reserved seats entitle the holder
to admission to all home Brahman
football games. The cost of the
reserved seats is $40 per seat.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade-
baugh at (863)462-5025.
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.
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
VirginiaAve. Try-outs for the Acade-
mywill 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
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.
OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10
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-
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-
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
is not necessary to attend the din-
ner/dance. Dinner/dance tickets are
$20 per person and must be pur-
chased by Nov. 1. To attend the
dance only, a donation of $10 per
person will be accepted at the door
after 7:30 p.m.
For information or to register,
contact Bridgette at (863) 467-7300.
For more about Waldau's Junior
Golf, Inc., visit their web site at
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
For information, call (863) 467-
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail's
classic will take place on Nov. 19
The tournament will be fished
out of Okee-Tantie Marina.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.
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-
Anyone interested in the football
program at O.H.S. is invited to join.
Bronze membership is $300; silver
membership is $600; gold mem-
bership is $900; and, platinum
membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Branham
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At the Movies
The following movie is now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 11,
through Thursday, Nov. 17, are as
Theatre I "Chicken Little" (G)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to volun-
teer time at Raulerson Art and Cul-
tural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-1199.
Ad Litem program
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and heeds of
foster children. Please contact Karis-
sa Richards at 1 -800) -103-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Sinceiits creation by Congress in
1939, thf U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has 'erved as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000. students in: boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven daily
by hundreds of private citizens
who, as volunteers, enter juvenile
justice programs throughout the
state. The Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center (EYDC) needs you to
share your skills or special talents in
making a difference in the lives of
troubled youth. Volunteers are
needed as tutors, translators, arts
and crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instructors,
recreation aides and assistance in
developing a youth choir. Wouldn't
you like to make a difference? If so,
please contact Rick Hargraves at
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863) 763-
2174, ext. 234.
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book; you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage.Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
Lake Reedy approx 1 week
DOG: Chocolate Lab call
FOUND: Many Animals Due
To The Storm.
JACK RUSSEL PUPPY, 10/27
Around Lehman Auto Body
ji Hwv 98. around circle K.
,31ll : Il. (863)634-1796
KITTEN- male, 7 wks old, grey
tabby, vic of NW 6th St.
O k ee c h o b e e,
PIGEON- Off white & rusty red.
Banded (Blue), Found in Ft
Drum area Cemetery Road
YELLOW MIX DOG- female,
vic of Ft. Denaud Rd., wear-
ing collar, (863)673-0655.
CALF, Black & White Spotted.
Last seen Okeechobee Little
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.,
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!
LARGE BENEFITS SALE
For Mission Trip To Haiti
KISSIMEE RIVER ESTATES
Fri. &Sat., Nov. 11th&12th
17516 Brynwood Lane,
11 miles west on Rt. 70.
Washer, Dryer, Stove, Good
Furniture, Cement Mixer, Shop
Fan, Tools, Building Materials,
Roller Blades & Helmet,
Stereo/Woofers, Bikes, Sewing
Machine & Cabinet, Clothing:
Baby Plus size Women's &
Much More. Hot Food, Baked
Goods, Coffee & Soda.
TREASURE ISLAND, Wed.,
11/9, Thurs., 11/10 & Fri.;
11/11, 9am til ?, 4296 SE
23rd Court, Lots of Every-
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.
A/C company seeks exp'd me-
chanic. Valid drivers license
a must. Top Pay. Applica-
tions avail., 406 SW 2nd St. .
Yard al 5E~
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
P/T or F/T position.
DATA ENTRY CLERK, F/T
DWFR W & W Lumber of
Okeechobee, 1601 Hwy. 70 E.
Apply in person.
& tools. Call
Journeymen or exp.
Mechanics. Only seri-
ous self motivated
need apply. Must
have good driving
record. Weekly travel
required in FL. Paid
travel time, overtime
per diem. DFWP.
Benefits, 401k, paid
holiday & vac.
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.
For a Busy Child Care Center
resume to 863-467-7560
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Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
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The classified ads
For experienced Cook. Call
needed. Pay to com-
mensurate w/exp. Call
SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
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Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Apply in person Wed.-Fri.
-in proper attire-
Work begins immediately!
Okeechobee Discount Drugs
203 SW Park St.
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Fnd itfaster Sellt sooner
n the classifieds
Skips BBQ is now opening for
breakfast and hiring a:
Manager, Cook, Prep Cook &
more! Experience preferable.
Apply in person
104 SE 6th St
between 10:30am& 2pm
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
Top pay to the right person.
Benefits. Please call
Ful Tie 115
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
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality -.:: i, in .......ri.: 'r r.i' l,;,- :,, 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
Underwrite and analyze credit worthiness,
excellent sales and communication skills, and
superior customer service! Competitive salary,
incredible incentives, and complete benefits
packages are only one reason to join our family.
Interested? Fax your resume to 863-824-2297.
Member FDIC. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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
Area's Fastest Growing
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
The KOA Campground
*Tow truck driver
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
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
TITLE INSURANCE CLOSER
Full Time position avail. Please
fax resume to 863-824-0802.
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in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
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20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
LOVING COUPLE- to care
for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
w/Refs. (863467-9439 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 a Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
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Sporting Goods 705
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Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric New Paid
$325 asking $200. neg.
DRYER- GE, white, runs good,
$75 (863)675-0104. La
DRYER, Kenmore, Extra Large
Capacity. $75 (772)215-9168
MICROWAVE Works good.
$10 (863)763-5120 aft.,
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
stove is self cleaning & elec-
tric. $150 both or will separ-
REFRIGERATOR, 2 Door w/ice
maker. STOVE, 30", Electric
w/black glass door. $325 for
all, will sep. (772)215-9168
REFRIGERATOR, for small
patio, $20. (863)467-2011
REFRIGERATOR, Side by Side.
& RANGE, Continuous clean-
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$2(0 will sep. 863-467-8254
STOVE- GE, 2% yrs old, excel-
lent condition, white, $150.
UPRIGHT FREEZER, Kenmore,
'02, 11.7 cu. ft.., excellent
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
SHED-8 x10, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must see!! $1295
CERAMIC TILE, 190 sq. ft.,
light beige, 16 1/4"x16 1/4",
w/ 3 bags of mortar & grout,
$325 neg. (863)467-9443
ROOF PANELS (8), Aluminum,
used, 8 ft. long. $30 takes all.
Windows, Aluminum, 50x52
in. w/3 louvers, (2) alum.
doors w/windows, $230.
VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES
(4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/ cov-
ers. $80 (863)763-0266
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
WINTER OUTFITS- Boys 3
piece, Great for pictures,
Size 0-3 mo, (6-12lbs) $5.
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
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
READING A NEWSPAPER...
BEDROOM SET- 5 piece,
dresser w/hutch, bureau,
nightstand, head/foot board
$500 neg (863)824-8703
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
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
END TABLES- 2, Formica Step
Down, Good condition $20
Little Tykes Fire Engine Tod-
dler Bed 'rj6tri -fi:.
[ril, $.150 (j86 j)3 --;'j
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951
STEREO CABINET light
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
WINGBACK CHAIRS- 2, Like
new, Dark blue, $200. Will
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
GOLF CLUBS- Smith with bag'
$200, or best offer.
SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
WINCHESTER- Model 12, 12
Gauge, Scoped, Excellent
EARNINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee
LAMPSHADES (3) nice. $12
for all or will separate.
ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1),
chaise lounge (1)'bar stools
w/ backs (4). $400 all, will
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
SCOOTER "Action". New.
Bought as demo. Retail
$1695. Now $995.
NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
Power Pole, w/150 amp ser-
vice, $100. (863)634-9373
Store Display Fixtures: quads,
cash register, walk in cooler
w/front display, 4 burner cof-
feemaker, microwave oven,
table w/4 chairs, air cleaner,
DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
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
BUCK GOAT for pet. 9 mos
old, $65 LaBelle area.
CHOCOLATE LAB 3% yrs
old, neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
$275 neg. (863)824-0703
CURR PUPPIES: Only 3 left!!
$100 each. Call Hoss @
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
RABBIT (10) $100 for all, will
RABBIT CAGES (10) $100 for
all, will sep. (863)635-4690
YELLOW LAB Female, good
hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
needs good home w/ room to
run $100 (863)467-0631
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 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
BUSCH TICKETS-(4) Home-
stead, 11/19/05, Sect 212
Row 17, $160 for all will
ATV RAMPS- Only used 2
times. $200 or best of-
FRAME BAR NAILER- Hitachi
NR83A, asking $150
(863)675-0104. La Belle
GENERATOR Portable, 1280
watt. New in box. $250
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
400 (772)216-5092 or
AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
VCR, Sharp, 2 yrs, old, like
new, w/32 factory pre-re-
corded tapes & 2 new blank
tapes, $80. (772)461-8822
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 851
HORSE- Palomino gelding
10yr old, 15.2 hands $1500.
MARE AQHA, child safe.
Good for beginning barrels.
GRAVELY PROMASTER 100 -
50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
RIDING MOWER Saber/John
Deer, 38" cut.
RIDING MOWER- Mastercut
14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
deck fair, good for parts, or
co cart $100 (863)357-1236
ROTO TILLER- Troybilt, 6HFP
$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 -
VILLA, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Unfur
nished. $700 mo. + 1st., last
& sec. dep. No pets. Avail.
Dec. 1st. (863)763-4034
OKEE, Female preferred, 3br,
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit.
priv. Must like dogs. $425
Imcl util. (863)467-6251
ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
mo., until. incl., full house privi-
OKEECHOBEE- 1br, 1ba
house, stove, refrig, W/D,
open porch, dock, fish clean-
ing station, $850/mo + elec,
1st & sec dep.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
Real Estate I
Business Places -
Property -Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
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 -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
MALONE Farmhouse & barn
on 3/ acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees. On FL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
Unique, 3BR/2BA dbl. wide
split plan, plus multi purpose
room, separate shop & car-
port located at Zachary Tay-
lor Resort, direct access to
Taylor Creek and the Big
Lake, plus perpetual mainte-
nance & membership in re-
sort. Exceptional offering,
exc. cond., $137,500, furni-
ture optional, Owner
LARGE LOT: Located on
SE 28th St., Seawall/Boat slip.
Serious Inquires only.
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.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 7015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 50+. park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
OKEECHOBEE, lbr, 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.
For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 50+ park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
OKEE- 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $30K
(863)763-6115 Pam orJohn
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
OZARK DECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum Ir iler, 150 hp
Evenrude. 'i."rII Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
TRI HAUL- 14', 40hp Mariner,
Trailer, Live well, Fish finder,
Trolling motor $1695.
CAMPER FULLY FURN. Adult
Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782
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-
YAMAHA ROAD KING '04-
shield, saddle bags,
703M,like new, touring bike,
GO CART: Yerfdog, 2 seater
w/roll bar. $550 firm.
YAMAHA RAPTER- '04, 660R,
Excellent condition. $3300 or
best offer $24.
(863)357-1382 after 4pm
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 4056
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
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
TOYOTA MR 21988, Red w/
T-Tops. Great motor (redone).
Nice car, good on gas. $2000
best offer. (863)447-6305
VOLVO 740 ,'91- excellent
shape, cold AC, $2500
FORD BRONCO-'81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
CHEVY WORK TRUCK 1990,
V8, A/C, Dependable. $1500
DODGE MAG WHEELS
(3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
FIBERGLASS TOPPER White,
fits Dodge Dakota truck,
good cond. $600
FORD ENGINE, 329 & 06
Transmission. $400. or will
LEER TRUCK CAP- for full size
short bed, alum, sliding win-
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
TRANSMISSION- Turbo, 700,
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.
TRUCK TOOL BOX, $50.
ALUMINUM TOOL BOXES- 2,
For small truck, Good condi-
tion $120. will separate
CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305,
Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
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!
FORD F150, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
FORD RANGER, '88, runs
good, $600. (863)357-2395
GMC 1500 '85, runs good,
body & interior in good
shape, $1500 neg.
(863)634-7098 aft. 5pm
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.61tr 5
speed trans, good cond.
SUBURBAN '86 new tires,
rims & exhaust. Runs good.
$1500 or best offer
ENCLOSED TRAILER- Small,
Good condition. $700
LAWN TRAILERS, New, (2),
1) 5x10 w/end gate,
5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1800. (863)357-5754
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
UTILITY TRAILER: 5X10,
Heavy Duty. $450.
UTILITY TRAILER- 7x14, tan-
dem axle, heavy duty, $800
or best offer (863)781-0484
CHEVY VAN '89 Runs good
FORD AEROSTAR- '94, Cold
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good condition $1800.
Publc Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2005-CP-29
IN RE: ESTATE OF
The administration of the estate of HUEY
JACOBS, deceased, File Number
2005-CP-269, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, n Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972. The name and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with tis
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
The date of first publication of this Notice
is November 10, 2005.
Ronnie Wayne Jacobs
390 N.W. 360 Tenace
Okeechobee, FL 34774
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Kevin H. Hendrickson, Esquire
Attorney for Per. Rep.
310 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
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Service Club Briefs
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Thursday and Fri-
day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
from noon until 8 p.m.; Sunday
from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday evenings beginning
at 6 p.m., for members and
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a cov-
The third Sunday of each
month we have.a ribeye steak
dinner with the Sons of the
American Legion from 3 until 6
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in
our lounge every Saturday night
starting at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
For information, call (863) 763-
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W, at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call
Ray Disney at (863) 357-2138, or
Don South at (863) 763-8954.
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
dinner with salad and garlic
bread by Lorraine and John from
5 until 7 p.m. for a $3.50 dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to
order for a $10 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy.Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:'
music at 7 p.m.
First, and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Thursday, Nov. 24, Thanks-
giving dinner starting at 2 p:m.
for a $5 donation.
Saturday, Dec. 17: chil-
dren's Christmas party at 2 p.m.
Santa Claus will be there, and
food will be available. Children
must be signed up for the party
by Dec. 8. Call the Aeries at (863)
Saturday, Dec. 31: New
Year's Eve party -- reservations
are required. Call the Aeries for
Saturday, Jan. 14: Snowball
Charities Dinner/Dance for
members, and guests only at the
Vero Beach Heritage Center in
' Vero Beach. Tickets are available
for a $15 donation. Call the
Aeries for directions.
Call the AERIES for other
.events at (863) 763-2552.
In the Military
to Guantanamo Bay
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Cameron V Blount has deployed
to the U.S. Naval Base, Guan-
tanamo Bay, Cuba, to serve as a
member of Joint Task Force-
GTMO in support of Operation
Service members from all
branches of the U.S. armed forces
are involved in a joint-military
operation whose mission is to
conduct detention and interroga-
tion operations to collect and
exploit intelligence in support of
the ongoing Global War on Ter-
Blount is a master at arms with
three years of military service.
He is the son of Carol L. Blount
of 53rd St., Hamilton, Mich., and
Thomas V. Blount of N.E. Third
The petty officer is a 2002 grad-
uate of Hamilton High School.
Viet Nam vet
Students at Central Elementary School celebrated Veter-
ans' Day on Wednesday, Nov. 9 by inviting veterans to
have lunch with them. Claude Poirier, an army veteran
who served in Viet Nam, was invited to lunch by his
grandson Dylan White (left) and his grandniece Megan
Hargraves (right). Both students are in kindergarten.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo
From 2 p.m. until ?
*The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge will host their annual
turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov.
12, from 4 until 7 p.m. Proceeds
from the dinner will benefit dis-
tressed 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,
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Rich
Sweet at (863) 824-0262, or Kip
Gardner at (863) 357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
e Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact WM. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.
The Okeechobee Order of
the Eastern Star #128 will hold
their ninth annual Holiday Fash-
ion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3,-
beginning at 11:45 a.m. The
show will be held in the Okee-
chobee Masonic Lodge, 107
N.W. Fifth Ave. There will be a
tea cup auction, door prizes and
food for a suggested donation of
$8 per person. Seating is limited.
For tickets contact Mary Ann
Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Black
(863) 467-7068 or Margaret
Smith (8630 467-8020.
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The,
lodge's phone number is (863)
Saturday night: karaoke
from 8 p.m. until? .
Wednesday, Friday and Sat-
urday nights meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Call for the menu.
Thursday: at 7 p.m. is
member appreciation and open
Friday nights there will be
music for dancing from 7 p.m.
until ? Call the Lodge to see who
Sunday morning breakfast
is served from 9 until 11 a.m.,
with many items being offered.
Reservations for the New
Years Eve Party went on sale Oct.
14. Seating is limited so get your
tickets early. Tickets are $40 per
couple, or $20 per person. No
True Dolphin Treats,
From the Publix Bakery, 28-oz pkg
SUIRPWR5SGLY LOW PrFCE
Available at Publix Stores
With Fresh Bakeries Only.
24 5-L bot.
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tickets will be sold at the door.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954 or Norm at (863)
Monday: bar bingo for
members only at 6:30 p.m. Food
will be served.
Every Friday night and Sun-
day afternoon: special function
just for kids and families --
check the bulletin.
Every Friday evening: easy
listening and fun dancing with
the music of Michael Lee Scott.
Friday evenings: food, fun
Every Saturday: at 1 p.m.
Moose races and washer toss.
Dinner will be served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for
menu and cook.
VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are season-
able you should call (863) 763-
0818 for information or visit the
lodge 300 N.W 34th St. You may
write the post at PO. Box 1137
Okeechobee Fla. 34972.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is
Every Wednesday during
season karaoke will be held
from 5 until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at
1 p.m. for members and guests
followed by karaoke starting at 5
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at
1 p.m. Karaoke will be from 5
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m. and
followed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there
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Prices effective Thursday, November 10
through Wednesday, November 16, 2005.
Only in the following counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe.
Quantity rights reserved.
will be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner, Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The main meeting is on the
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day.through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.