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Vol. 96 No. 320 Wednesday, November 16, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside

Area Blue Roof
stations closed
Even though Operation
Blue Roof has closed its loca-
tion at the Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center, the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), the Small
Business Administration
(SBA) and Project HOPE will
be open at the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
seven days a week.
People who have had hur-
ricane damage are urged to
either register in person with
FEMA, or call 1-800-621-3362.
Okeechobee residents
who need to enter the Blue
Roof Program can report to:
Harlem Civic Center, 2000
Seventh St. Clewiston; the
Fairgrounds, 2616 Dixie High-
way in Stuart; 15518 S.W
Osceola St. in Indiantown;
the Village Green Shopping
Center at the corner of Wal-
ton Road and U.S. 1 in Port St.
Lucie; and the St. Lucie Civic
Center at 2300 Virginia Ave. in
Ft. Pierce.
The above locations are
open daily from 8 a.m. until 5
p.m.

Events changed
due to hurricane

Rescheduled
The Waldau 14th annual
golf tournament and party
slated for Nov. 4 has been
changed to Saturday, Nov. 19,
at the Fairways Golf Course at
the KOA Campground and
Resort, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
The Dinner and Dance
Party will be held in the KOA
Convention Center starting at
6p.m.
Reopened
Businesses
The Market Place Flea
Market 3600 U.S. 441 S. has
reopened.
Tropics Tanning Salon,
2303 S. Parrott Ave., has
reopened.
Addington Satellite T.V.
has reopened.
(Editor's Note: If your
business was damaged and
closed due to Hurricane
Wilma, please notify us
when you reopen by calling
(863) 763-3134. Please ask
for Dee.)


Drought Index
Current: 195
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.99 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
16.43 feet


GPS leads to man's arrest


Sex offender
found loitering
near playground
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Thanks to modern technology
a convicted sex offender just
released from prison on Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, is back in jail and
may be on .his way back to
prison.


Because of
the Global
Positioning
Satellite, Joe
Bill Puckett,
67, is currently
being held in
the Okee-
chobee Coun-
ty Jail without
bond for vio-


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Joe Bill
Puckett


lating his parole.
According to Department of
Corrections (DOC) Officer


Michael White, Puckett was
arrested for being in the Okee-
chobee Recreational Park on
N.W. Sixth Avenue in Okee-
chobee where children were
playing.
One of the conditions of Puck-
ett's release was the 1,000-foot
rule.
"That means he cannot live or
loiter within 1,000 feet of a park,
school, playground, bus stop or
day care," explained Officer
White.


Officer White said Puckett
was aware of this condition.
Puckett was originally arrest-
ed in Manatee County in 1990. He
was convicted on a charge of
lewd and lascivious acts on a
child under the age of 12, and
was sentenced to 15 years in
prison.
Officer White said Puckett
was conditionally released with-
out serving the complete sen-
tence. But, he committed anoth-
er offense and was returned to


prison. He was then released
again just last week.
Officer White said his office
tracked Puckett to the park by
using the GPS system.
According to Robbie Cun-
ningham, with DOC's Office of
Public Affairs, Puckett was wear-
ing a type of ankle bracelet.
"GPS tracks the offenders and
can tell us if they go into an area
where they aren't supposed to

See Arrest Page 2


The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office conducted its bi-annu-
al narcotics burn on Tuesday.
Detective Brad Starke, Detective
Fred Bradley, Crime Scene Techni-
cian, Kathleen Watson, and oth-
ers to witness the burn met at an
undisclosed location to destroy
confiscated illegal drugs and vari-
ous forms of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff's Office Crime Scene
Technician Kathleen Watson stat-

ed, "Many of the drugs are taken
in search warrants." Det. Brad
Starke added that routine traffic
stops will sometimes net illegal
drugs and paraphernalia for con-
fiscation as will planned 'check-
points' in a set location.
The destroyed drugs ranged
from small amounts of marijua-
na, various forms of cocaine,
methamphetamines, and pre-
scription drugs to drug use para-
phernalia including pipes, bongs,
See Drugs -Page 2


Members of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
including Det. Brad Starke, Det. Fred Bradley and Crime
Scene Technician Kathleen Watson, gathered on Tues-
day at a remote location to destroy illegal drugs which
have been taken during previous arrests.


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
It isn't enough that Hurri-
cane Wilma knocked down
hundreds of thousands of pre-
cious citrus from area trees
right before harvest, causing a
significant loss in income, but
growers are also being chal-
lenged by two potentially dev-
astating diseases infecting the
wholesome baubles: citrus
greening and canker.
Citrus greening kills the
whole tree; canker destroys the
fruit.


What is a grower to do?
Researchers are scrambling
to come up with answers.
On Nov. 7 11, Florida Citrus
Mutual hosted an International
Canker and Greening Research
Symposium in Orlando. They
gathered top researchers from
around the world seeking ways
to combat both diseases.
To prevent the spread of the
diseases, one management
option proposed at the work-
shop would be to produce cit-
rus in enclosed areas away
See Citrus Page 2


Shooting victim



is identified


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Tues-
day released the name of a
man who was reportedly fatally
shot during an argument last
weekend.
The victim has been identi-
fied as Sebastian Francisco
Sebastian, 44, formerly of
Guatemala.
Roy Tijerina, 53, was arrest-
ed in connection with the
shooting. He is currently being
held without bond in the Okee-
chobee County Jail on charges
of murder and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon.
According to OCSO Detec-
tive M.D. Faulkner, the shooting
took place around 5 p.m. on
Nov. 12 in the area of Mr. Sebas-
tian's home near the intersec-
tion of S.R. 710 and C.R. 714.


The detective said the shoot-
ing was the apparent result of
an argument, but he still isn't
sure why the men were argu-
ing. He did say at some point
during the argument Tijerina
pulled out a handgun and shot
Mr. Sebastian.
Detective Faulkner said the
victim was "... shot a couple of
times."
When the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Depart-
ment (OCF/R) arrived at the
scene there were several indi-
viduals outside the home. The
victim wvas also found outside
the home and was pronounced
dead at the scene by OCF/R
personnel.
Detective Faulkner said Tije-
rina has been a resident of the
area for many years.
He went on to say the inves-
tigation is continuing.


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


Index

Classifieds ......16-18
Comics ...........15
Community Events ....4
Crossword .........16
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............14
TV .............. .17
Weather........... .2
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Culture lesson
Students at Central Elementary School got a lesson in
Seminole culture on Tuesday, Nov. 15, when Lorine
Gopher (right) demonstrated a doll made from palmetto
fibers and clothed in traditional Seminole dress. At the
same time, Mollie Jolly (left) was preparing pumpkin fry
bread. The fry bread is made from pumpkin, flour, sugar
and water and deep fried. In addition to clothing and
food, the students also learned about the Seminole
reservation, the language and how Seminoles make
baskets and beads.


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citrus diseases


Narcotics burn: Sheriff's office destroys drugs


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Okeechobee SI eriff's Office Detectives, Brad Starke and Fred Bradley carry out the
task of destroy" released evidence of illegal drugs and paraphernalia. Allof the con-
fiscated drugs and drug materials were taken to an undisclosed location on Tuesday
and burned until destroyed before witnesses.

Confiscated drugs destroyed
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News Briefs Community Events


Escaped EYDC teen captured


Agri-Civic Center
committee to meet
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center
Advisory committee will meet
Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., in the
county administration annex meet-
ing room, 456 U.S. 98 N.
Any person deciding to appeal
any decision made by the commit-
tee with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting will need a
record of the proceedings, and that
for such purpose he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which appeal is to
be based.

Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collection
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-
ing, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 4 percent on payments made
Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent on pay-
ments made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 per-
cent on payments made Jan. 1,
2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments made Feb. 1,2006 Feb.
28,2006; and, net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. For information, call (863)
763-3421.

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replace-
ment of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
*You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
*You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
*Your gross household income
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

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-
rottAve.
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be $40.
For information, send questions
to:' Okeechobee Historical Society,
P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,
34973; or, call Betty Williamson at
(863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 21
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chairman
of the Okeechobee County Legisla-
tive Delegation, said the delega-
tion'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.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legisla-
tion. Members of the community,
as well as local and county govern-
ments, may present their concerns
to the delegation at this time.


If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

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


Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and leach others the skills they need to save lives. You can help
the American Red Cross reach people in your community with lifesaving
training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. contactt the Okeechobee Branch of the American
Red Cross at (8(i63) 763-2/188 to find out more.

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires, floods,
etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help local citizens
in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at the American
Red Cross- Okeechobee Branch- by calling (863) 763-2488.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Drugs

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and other items. All of the evi-
dence was set ablaze and burned
until destroyed.

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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
One of the two teenagers that
escaped from the Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC) last
week was apprehended in Fort
Lauderdale on Monday, Nov. 14.
According to the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, (OCSO),
Jason Christopher Thompson, 15,
was apprehended in Fort Laud-
erdale. However, Jahhee Okaphra


Road closure

begins Nov. 28

Beginning Nov. 28, Wolff
Road west of S.W. Seventh
Avenue will be closed for
about five weeks.
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. 24th Avenue
or Eagle Bay Road to reach
S.W. 28th Street.



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Simmonils, 15, has yet to be found.
According to ()OCSO Sergeant
William Markham, the two teens
escaped from EYDC around 7
p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.
He said his department
received a call shortly after 11
p.m. on Nov. 10 that two subjects
tried to steal a car from a resi-
dence in the 3500 block of N.W.
Sixth Ave. The car's owner con-
fronted the suspects, who then
tried.to flee the area in the car but


ended up stuck in a ditch. They
then fled on foot, said Sgt.
Markham.
Another vehicle was found at
this residence that had reportedly
been stolen from a residence on
N.W. 50th Ave, added Sgt.
Markham.
Attempts to ascertain how
Thompson was apprehended by
the Broward County Sheriff's
Office were unsuccessful as of
newspaper deadline.


Okeechobee Road Watch


Countywide: Construction
project -- Crews will be per-
forming shoulder repair work at
various locations throughout the
country. Motorists should watch
for lane closures as necessary to
move equipment in and out of the
work zones. The contractor is
Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc.

S.R. 70: From W of U.S. 98 to
W of 7th Ave. N.W (0.9 Miles):
Construction project -- Work
continues to widen and recon-


Citrus

Continued From Page 1
from groves.
Doing so might be easier said
than done, according to a local
citrus producer.
Sonny Williamson, who grows
citrus north of Okeechobee, said
the recommendation means put-
ting nurseries inside greenhouses,
which he said could be hard to
do.
"How far away from groves -
20 miles, 30 miles, 40 miles?" he
asked. "And where are the parcels
of land?" he continued.
Mr. Williamson said they had
thought of doing that themselves,
and he has a big enough area that
he could do it. But he would have
to buy the young citrus trees from
nurseries and he would need a
guarantee that the new trees were
healthy.
"We have to be 100 percent
sure that what we buy is disease
free," he said.
He was speaking from experi-
ence. Recently, he found a
canker-ridden tree in a new batch
of trees he had planted two


struct the existing 2-lane roadway
to 4 lanes with a center dual left
turn lane. The work includes
drainage improvements, signals,
and street lighting. Work currently
includes storm pipe installation
and roadway construction at vari-
ous locations throughout the proj-
ect. The contractor is Russell Engi-
neering. Project completion date:
Winter 2006.

US441: From North of Ceme-
tery Road to N.E. 131st St. in


months prior that came from a
very reputable nursery, he said.
Mr. Williamson had to destroy
that tree and all trees within 1,900
feet around the affected tree,
which is protocol for dealing with
canker in a grove.
He said that citrus grown in a
greenhouse that is hurricane-
proof should do better with less
chance for canker to blow in,
which would help protect the
trees for the next generation.
However, greening is a bacte-
ria transmitted by insects that is
not only hosted by citrus but also
by other plants. Since new citrus
trees usually only stay in a nursery
for two to three years, when they
are replanted in a grove, the insect
carrying psyllid could emerge
from a previous host and attack
the new trees.
This theory is supported by
others.
Ray Gilmer, director of public
affairs for Florida Fruit and Veg-
etable Association, Maitland, Fla.,
said that ridding citrus of greening
would be more difficult than halt-
ing canker and the strategies
include some draconian meth-
ods.


Okeechobee County: Construc-
tion project -- Work to begin
milling and repaving. ARMI layer
starting north end of the project
moving south. This project
includes widening shoulders,
ARMI layer, milling, resurfacing,
guardrail and minor drainage
improvements. The contractor is
Elmo Greer and Sons, LLC. The
estimated completion date: Win-
ter 2005.


"You can cut down a lot of
trees and the bacteria-laden insect
would find another host. It could
come back," he said.
Other management options
that were recommended at the
workshop for each disease are as
follows:
Greening:
*develop disease-free bud-
wood sources,
*keep all nursery and young
trees psyllid free,
e spray fruit-bearing trees at
strategic times to prevent psyllid
infestations,
Canker:
develop faster detection
methods and removal of infect-
ed/exposed trees,
*increase monitoring of plant
movement,
*recommend better sanitation
protocol to all components of the
industry,
defoliate exposed trees.
Short- and long-term research
priorities were outlined for each
disease, and these and other com-
ments from the symposium are
available on the web at
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


sheriff's office must be released
by the State Attorney's Office and
then a court order by a judge
must be signed before it can be
taken out and destroyed. The
'burn' must also be witnessed by
other individuals who must sign
off that the destruction of released
evidence was carried out to com-
pletion.


Arrest

Continued From Page 1
be," said Mr. Cunningham.
When Puckett entered the
park, the system alerted the local
DOC office and Officer White saw
the alert. Puckett was later arrest-
ed by Officer White at DOC's
office on N.W 36th Street.
The parole commission will


now be notified that Puckett vio-
lated his parole, said Officer
White, and a parole revocation
hearing will be held in 30 to 60
days.
"But, he will stay in jail until
then," said Officer White.
The park where Puckett was
allegedly loitering not only is the
site of a children's playground,
but has tennis courts, a skate-
board park and baseball fields.


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Central students excited about trip to Big Cypress


Kindergarten
The kindergarten classes are
busy learning their letters,
sounds, sight words and num-
bers. We are beginning the Food
for Families drive, each student
needs to bring in a can good.
What a great way to teach caring
for other people. Our Veterans,
Day luncheon was a great suc-
.cess. Fall Festival was a fun night
for the whole family. Keep read-
ing each night!
Third grade
Ms. Enfinger's third grade
reading class
earned a trip to ,:
Golden Corral
They worked
hard for it.
Adults at the,
restaurant
were comph- .
menting them.
on their good behavior. The math
group is working hard, too. They
are now learning their multiplica-
tion sets 6-9, as well as fractions.
Students are looking forward to
their trip to Big Cypress, thanks to
Anita Nunez, and the Seminole
Tribe. Thank you! Congratula-
tions to Victor Spence and Antho-
ny Thomas, our Students of the
Week. Don't forget to read.
.Mrs. Greseth's reading class
has been enjoying listening to the
mran\ adventures of the Boxcar
Children They have also complet-


ed wonderful writings about the
-things in their lives that. they are
thankful for. In math, Mrs. Gre-
seth's class has been hard at work
learning division. They are also
working on elapsed time. Con-
gratulations to Colton Stokes and
Nickolas Thomas, our Students of
the Week. Way.to go!
Mr. Bayer's reading class is
hard at work reading "The Stories
Julian Tells" in our books. We are
also very proud of the many steps
we have reached in the 100 Book
Challenge. Our reading class is
also hard at work preparing for
the FCAT's by working in our
FCAT reading coach workbooks.
In math we are finishing up our 9
and 10 multiplication tables and
have now moved into chapter 13,
the exciting world of division.
Congratulations to. Carly McCoin
who' was last week's s Student of
the Week. Way to go Carley! As
always thanks for checking your
Child's homework arnd aneindas
Mrs. Mateo's class is doing
great. We are learning di Ision in
math. In the 100 Book Challenge,
several students have eat ned theii
1st 20 steps. Keep up the good
work! Congratulation Parents! We
couldn't have done this without
you.
In Third Grade B.A.S.E. the Stu-
dents of the Week for the past 2
weeks have been Perla Palacios,
Brian Garza, Destany Aragon, and
Luis Perez. This week we are
working on division. Students are


excited about the trip to Big
Cypress Museum.

Fifth grade
Wow! Mrs. Steiert is so proud
of her homeroom! They have
earned 912 Accelerated Reader
points! Way to go, class! They'll
earn popcorn and a movie again
when they reach 1,000 A. R.
points. Mrs. Steiert is sure they
will earn it soon. Mrs. Steiert's sci-
ence classes are learning about
the Solar System and'the Universe
right now. They are doing so to
gear up for their fieldtrip to the
IRCC Planetarium the week of
Thanksgiving. ,Mrs. Steiert can't
wait to take her students on the
trip. Going to the planetarium is a
blast as well as a great learning
experience. Mrs. Steiert's Math
classes are finishing up with Alge-
bra as well as working with Per-
cent, Decimal and Fraction Con-
versions. Her students continue to
amaze her as they are extremely
bright in math. Mrs. Steiert's Stu-
dents of the Week have been Cain
Elliot and Brooke Snyder. Both of
these students are always very
polite and courteous as well as
being exceptional students. Con-
gratulations to them both!
Ms. Stbugh's class has been
working on algebra in math and
using the hands-on equations
pieces to figure out algebraic
equations. We have over 70 per-
cent of the students mastering the


multiplication tables in 2 minutes
and 30 seconds. Way to go! In sci-
ence we made painted plant pic-
tures for photosynthesis and
made flaps to explain the parts of
the plant and how they help in
photosynthesis. We will be going
to study a little about space and
the universe before going to the
planetarium on our field trip. The
accelerated reader leader at this
time is Braden Standefer. The Stu-
dents of the Week were Ashley
Gorby ahd Amber Tomb.
The students in Ms. White's
reading class has begun studying
theme 3, A Changing Planet. In
this theme, students read about
the forces of nature that shape
and reshape our planet. They will
come to have a better under-
standing of natural changes and
their impact on Earth and its
inhabitants. We are learning
about the French and Indian War,
the Boston Massacre, John Han-
cock, and Benjamin Franklin in
Social Studies. For parents and
students who have Internet
access at home, I have a class
webpage posted at: http: school-
notes.com/34974/white.html:You
will find the weekly assignments
and other important dates posted
there. Congratulations to Amanda
'Williams, Sir Wiggins, and James
Smith for being -selected Students
of the Week.
Mrs. Carpenter's students have
been working hard as we enter
the middle of the second nine


Arrest Log


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
Count\ Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD1, the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conser\a-
tion Commission F\\ Cl' or the
Department of Corrections
i DOC ,
*Kristina Marie Griffis, 29,
Casey Lane, Buckhead Ridge,
\vas arrested Nov. 9 by, Deputy
'Sergeant Arlene Durbin on a
warrantt charging her \\ilh uter-
ing a forged instrument (six
counts grand thelt isix counts I
and lorgery (six counts. Her
bond %\ as set at $45,000.
*Jariod anie, l Stiokes, I ',
N E 311th St Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov 9 b\ Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on an
Okeechobee Count\ \\arrant
charging him with violation of
probation possession of mari-
iuana in excess of 20 grams He
\vas released on his oi\\n 'ecog-
nizance.
*D\vavne Robert Cowan, 36,
N.W Park St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov 9 b\ Deputl Sglt


Arlene Durbin on a warrant
charging him x\ith driving while
license suspended. (habitual
offender). His -bond was set at
$5,000.
*Elias Delacruz, 43, S.E. 36th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
"lo-. 9 by Deputy S. Green on a
waranr i chLirgiln him with the
sale of cocaine and possession
of cocaine with the intent to sell
or deliver. His total bond on
these charges was set at
$100,000. He \\as laitei arrested
b, Deputy P lMassung on a \\ai-
rant charging him \ ith violation
of probation possession of
cocaine, and violation of proba-
tion possession of drug para-
phernalia He is being held ith-
out bond on these tw\ o chiai es.
*Joaquin Jaimes, 22, N.W.
13th Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov\. 13 bt) Deputy Raul
Marrero on a warrantt charging
him i ith inlte lerence with child
custody. He is being held with-
oili bond
*Tacara La\\ton, 22, US. 441
S., O(keechcbte, w-as arrested
Nov 13 b\ Deputy\ Antlony
Killer on a. warrant charging her
with the felon\ of iolalion of
probation possession of


cocaine with the intent to sell or
deliver, and a misdemeanor
charge of violation of probation
- possession of marijuana under
20 grams. She is being held
w\ without bond
*Stacey Denise \ ickers, 19,
N.W. 294th St., Okeechobee,;
was arrested Nov. 14 by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Coleman on a
warrant cha'r.ingri her with pos,
session of a controlled sub-
Sstance w without a prescription
Her bond was set at $2500.
*Core\ Had.\, 24, S.W. 28th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
'Nov. I-I by Deputl P. Massiing
on a warrant charging hinm with
driving while license suspended
(second conviction His bond
\\as set at $250 -
*Perry Isham Sallette, 44,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov\
14 by Deputy Donna H Lee on a
felony charge of possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
parapher nalia. His bond \\as set
at $6,0i)0
*Christy Dawn Kackley, 29,
S.E 2,th St Okeechobee, w\as
arrested No\. -14 b\ Deputy
Donna H. Lee on a felony charge
ol possession of cocaine and a


misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Her
bond \was set at $6,000.
*Amber Lee McClure, 20,
S.E. 35th Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov 15 b\ Deputy
Corporal Rosemary Farless on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of
probation possession of drug
paraphernalia, and Ii olanlin of
probation poussesion of
cocaine. She is being held with-
out bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
w\ise stated An\ione listed here
w\ho is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
then dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
,information will be confirmed
and printed
The C)Oeechobee Ne\ws has
been notified bv the State Attor-
ney's Olfice that on Oct. 19 the
charge of child neglect against
Eminaline Harris Darnes was
nolle prosequi (dropped for a
lack ot evidence.


weeks. We have been having fun
writing stories about exploring
and our families. Group one is
busy reading Bud, Not Buddy, a
story about a young orphan boy
during the depression. Group
two has been reading Holes, a
story about a boy sent to a camp
for troubled youth. In social


studies, we have been reading
about the first settlements in
America. Did you know that the
first child was born on Aug. 18?
The top AR point earner is still
Adel Elhindi, who has earned
171 points. Sarai Gomez has
earned the most in our home-
room with 35 points.


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Obituary

Kenneth Allan Dean
Kenneth Allan Dean. age 53,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
Nov. 12, 2005, at JFK Medical
Center in Atlantis. Mr Dean was
born Jul\ 30, 1952, in Chicago,
ill He came to Okeechobee
trom rr Colorado and Illinois in
198? and \\as of the Methodist
faith. Mr. Dean proudly served
our country in the Army.
Mr Dean is survived b\: his
children. Allen Dean of Arizona,
Jeanette I.Bob) Peterson of Wis-
consin, Lawrence Dean of \Vis-..-
consin; fou grandchildren;
brothers and sisters- the late
La\.rence Dean, Debra (Bill)
Blagg of Wisconsin, Robert
i.Sandy.) Ditzig of Illinois,
Thomas IValerie.l Ditzig of South
Carolina, Timothy Dilzig of
South Carolina; and, the mother
of his children, lean Do%. ell.
Funeral services \vill be held
at 10 a.m.. on Wednesday, No%
16, 2005, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel interment \ ill follo-w at
Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor
Jim Hudson of the Church of the
Nazarene officiating.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Allegiance to perform
Allegiance will be in concert at His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Every
one is invited to attend this exciting concert. The church
is located at 425 S.W. 28th St, Wolff Road. Okeechobee. A
love offering will be taken.


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FINANCIAL RECORDS: Main Street financial are open to the public
and are reviewed quarterly with both the county and city. Additionally,
any interested person may attend the general membership meeting
where the financial are available for public view. How do I know,
because I attend these meetings. Regarding the question on how
much is charged for the green market, the newspaper has done an
outstanding job in providing this information.

GREEN MARKET: Main Street is a non-profit organization whose
purpose is to help keep the old and promote the new. They are the
organization that planted all the new trees in the planters downtown
and they are beautiful. They are hoping to restore the old jail and the
old train station. These things are not done without funding. So in my
opinion any money that they would raise from the green market
would be put to good use. I attended the market last night and it was
wonderful. I saw people I had not seen in a long time, and the prod-
ucts were wonderful. I went home and made dinner with some of the
things I bought. I loved it. I hope that it continues.

VETERANS' DAY: The wife and I attended the Veterans Day Service
at Flagler Park on Friday morning. It was a nice service but you could
hear only a third of the program. The traffic along S.R. 70 (North Park)
was so loud it doesn't make for a pleasant day. Why can't the traffic be
re-routed for the hour or so while we are there? It sure would help the
nerves of who are older and need the quiet time so we can appreciate
the service.

QUIET PARK NEEDED: The Green Market and the Veterans Day
services in Flagler Park both illustrated one thing that the park is not
a very good place to hold public events. The traffic on S.R. 70 makes
the park a loud place. The fumes from the cars are unpleasant. And
you have to watch your kids every second so they don't get into the
traffic. I think Okeechobee needs a new park one that is not on such
a busy street. If the city actually owned its own park, they could put in
some playground equipment for the kids. You don't want kids running
around playing in Flagler Park so close to all the traffic. We need a nice,
quiet park. Flagler Park is nice for the festivals because they at least
block off the street between the park and the businesses to the south.
And it is a great place to put the Christmas decorations and the giant
holiday cards. But we need a nice, quiet park to use all year round.

FEMEA TRAILERS: Now that the county is finally getting the FEMA
trailers out of Okee-Tantie, I hope they have learned their lesson and
will never allow FEMA trailers in the park again. I heard they actually
had to call in deputies to make sure they all left before the hurricane
hit. They argued about leaving. Had they been in the trailers when the
storm hit, they would have been killed. Putting FEMA trailers inside the
dike was just crazy.

HEAVY TRAFFIC: The parks are a great place to hold public events.
I was there for the Market and the Veterans Day program and yes the
traffic was heavy, but keep in mind that the folks from the North are
coming back also and that makes traffic heavier in town. I think that
the parks should be used as mich as possible without making a flea
market or a used car lot out of the park.

NOISY: At the Veterans Day event, the traffic was so loud it was
nearly impossible to hear the service. If they can't block the traffic on
S.R. 70, they need to find a quieter place to hold the Veterans Day serv-
ices.

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS: I would love to see the county require
developers to include a neighborhood park in each development.
Every neighborhood should have a small park with playground equip-
ment so the kids could play safely without the parents having to drive
them somewhere.


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Community Event

Bake sale benefits fire department
Buckhead Ridge Fireman's Auxiliary will hold a bake sale on
Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the firehouse on
S.R. 78 W. All proceed will benefit the Buckhead Ridge Volun-
teer Fire Department. Donations of baked goods can be picked
up by calling (863) 467-6596 or (863) 467-4551; or, donations
can be brought to the firehouse before 8:30 a.m. on the day of
the sale





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Looking Back...
This family picture was taken in 1910 and is of the Hardy Walker, Sr. family in Basinger. (Back row, left to right): Ella, J. Hardy,
Jr., Nell, Alma, and Evelyn; (front row, left to right), Henry, Bessie, Edna and Charlie. Do you have any old photos of the Okee-
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Letter to the Editor

Thank you for power, and still producing the
paper, DAILY. That was awesome!
your hard work I also want to say thanks to the
carrier for granting my request. I
I am writing this letter to say asked if they would throw the
thanks for the great service. Along paper up my driveway, rather
with the letter in Speak Out, I too than in my mailbox, which is
live in Basswood. My carrier also across the street. Again, thank you
double bags my paper on wet for all of your hard work, it shows!
days. Throughout the hurricane, Thankyou,
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beau-
ty Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them beau-
ty techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treat-
ment. R.S.V.P to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.,
at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-
9176.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals
who are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence,
other women's issues are also addressed. One support group is
held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health
Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call
Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on
each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863)
763-2893.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
(863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call.(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family care-
givers, and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okee-
chobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The
meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information
or to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free
respite care is available for your loved one while you are in group at
Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For
information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family mem-
ber is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
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. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come
and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Mor-
gret at (863) 467-9766.


Community Events

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 follow-
ing the coalition meeting.


Church to host Blackwood Legacy group
The Blackwood Legacy group will be in concert Wednesday,
Nov. 16, at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Blackwood Legacy fea-
tures Rick Price, former lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers
Quartet, and Perry Jones, formerly of the group Mercy Me. For
information, call (863) 763-6869.


Drive through flu shot clinic available
The Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W Ninth
Ave., will hold a drive through flu immunization clinic in the
department's north parking lot on Thursday, Nov. 17, and Tues-
day, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tht.Itst of the vaccination
is $25 and Medicare will be accepted. Any adult over the age of 18
is eligible. Patients will receive a consent form and information
sheet when they pull up. After signing, they will roll down their
car window and receive the vaccination. For information, call the
health department at (863) 462-5819.


Guardian ad Litem to honor volunteers
The Guardian ad Litem program will host a breakfast buffet on
Thursday, Nov. 17, at Club.Med, 4500 Pine Valley St., in Port St.
Lucie to honor volunteers in the program.


Cancer society to host Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee
Klatch will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, starting at 8 a.m. The event
will be hosted by the American Cancer Society at the First Baptist
Church, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. All Chamber members and guests are
invited. Refreshments will be served.


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


Antiquity photo shoot rescheduled
Martha's House has rescheduled its antiquity photo sessions
for children to Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19. There will
be a $10 sitting fee per family. Families will receive a free 8x10
photograph. For information or to schedule a sitting, call Martha's
House at (863) 763-2893.


Church hosts gospel group Allegiance
The Southern gospel trio Allegiance will be in concert at His
House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., on
Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-3519.


My Aunt's House starts toy drive
My Aunt's House, Inc. The Closet, a non-profit organization,
needs the community's help. Please bring an unwrapped toy to
the open house at Cottage One-Eleven, 111 N.E. Second St., on
Friday, Nov. 18, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. The open house is being
sponsored by: Bridgette Waldau Graphic Design; Destiny Reef
Enterprises; Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.; and My Aunt's House,
Inc. Toys donated will be distributed by My Aunt's House, Inc.
The Closet to the under privileged children of Okeechobee during
their Christmas 2005 campaign. For information, call (863) 634-
2306 or (863) 763-3437.


Chamber to host chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold a
barbeque chicken dinner on Friday, Nov. 18, in Flagler Park from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Curb side pick up will be available for ticket
holders, and deliveries will also be available. Tickets are available
at: Rustic Ranch Furniture, 123 S.W. Park St.; the Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; or, any Chamber of Commerce
board member. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-
6464.


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Community Events

Main Street plans open house
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will be holding its open house on
Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. The
office at 111 N.E. Second St. has just recently been renovated.

VNA hosts training session
A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training session will be held
Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse's Building, 208
S.E. Park Street. The training program is sponsored by the Healthy
Start Coalition. The training is free but you must register. Call
(863)462-5877 for information or to register.


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e-mail your resume or brief paragraph of experience to Jdooley@ussugar.com
for your career advancement.

EDI Administrator Position available with our S.C.EE. Railroad. Must be
mature individual with excellent communication and writing skills. Must
have the ability to be persuasive with customers, keeping "customer satisfac-
tion as a guiding factor. Requires. ability to meet deadlines and work in a
team-based environment. Requires good attention to detail and accustomed
to a high volume of information. Minimum requirement of an Associates
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDING THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at
9:00 a.m., in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of this public hearing is to consider and
adopt amendments and updates to the Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan based on
the Evaluation and Appraisal Report and to authorize transmittal of the adopted amend-
ments to the Florida Department of Community Affairs. These revisions and updates to
the Comprehensive Plan will be incorporated in several ordinances each titled as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BASED ON ITS EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL REPORT INCLUDING AMENDMENTS TO ONE OR MORE OF THE FOL-
LOWING: THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, THE TEXT OF THE FUTURE LAND USE,
TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE, STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT, POTABLE WATER AND NATURAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER
RECHARGE, CONSERVATION, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE, INTERGOVERN-
MENTAL COORDINATION AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS, FIVE-YEAR
SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND POPULATION PROJECTIONS; TO
REVISE AND UPDATE THE EXISTING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, POLICIES, AND DATA
AND ANALYSIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANDATES SET FORTH IN CHAPTER
163, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND
PLANNING AGENCY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE, PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Furthermore, revisions have been made the adopted map series, particularly the Future
Land Use Map series in order to respond to issues and recommendations set forth during
review of the County's Evaluation and Appraisal Report of the Comprehensive Plan.
These revisions may affect property values.

A copy of the proposed Amendments and the Adoption Ordinance shall be available for
inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Planning and Development
Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.

All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed amendments. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Board of
County Commissioners with
respect to any matter considered
.. at the hearing, that person will
..-"-..-. ,, need a record of the proceedings,
S* -. -4." ." and may need to ensure that a ver-
;' batim record of the proceedings is
made which record includes the
4.,' testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

The proposed Comprehensive
Plan Amendments shall apply to
all property within the unincorpo-
4 rated areas of Okeechobee County
.- as depicted on the map.




John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners






6 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 16,2005


Community Events


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

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
. Pei\ lutiorn to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooldcl and %\ill start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
ihiougth e.ighi is "Benjamia n Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan.
7, 2i)(i-.. i-iiar[ks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth.
"The SanirLi Nlaila to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the
1u ioni Chli istiphti Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sn ror Laldes nine through 12. American Essa\ Contest Certificates
.-id E.,:tllfenct in Hisior\ Mledals will be piesent d to: the contestants.
t he '.virinnr fr:nom each school will receive a monetary award. For infor-
r:iation, call] 1 6. i 763-2492.


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

Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of toys is
currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are turkeys,
hams and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Families can be adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863) 763-
5725. For monetary donations, checks should be made out to Big Lake
Missions OUtreach.

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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Alartha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
x ou ha\ e any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
therm oil at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.


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Spotlight on Okeechobee


Caiden Castro


Caiden

James

Castro
Castro and Crystal Estel of
Okeechobee and West Palm
Beach are proud to announce the
birth of their son, Caiden James
Castro. Caiden James was born
Sept. 15, 2005, at Martin Memorial
Hospital in Stuart. He weighed 9
pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 inch-
es long at birth. Caiden was wel-
comed home by brother, Daymian.
Maternal grandparents are Deb-
bie Lavery and Jim and Karen Estel
of Unionville, Mo., Murphysboro,
Ill. and Rochester, N.Y Caiden's
paternal grandparents are Taty Cas-
tro and Alfredo Lobato of Okee-
chobee.


announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Emerson Brooke Sizemore.
She was born Oct. 27, 2005, at Mar-
tin Memorial Hospital in Stuart. At
birth, Emerson weighed 8 pounds,
9 ounces and was 22 inches long.
She was welcomed home by sib-
lings, Addison and Wake.
Her maternal grandparents are
Charles and Jackie Hilyer of Okee-
chobee. Paternal grandparents are
Charlda Sizemore of Indialantic
and her great-grandparents are
Joan Baughman of Belle Glade and
Ed Sizemore of Okeechobee.


Gavin Kindell
Gavin

James

Kindell
Eric and Dr. Melissa Kindell of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Gavin James Kindell. He was
born Oct. 29, 2005, at Martin
Memorial Hospital in Stuart.
Gavin weighed 5 pounds, 8
ounces and was 19 inches long
at birth.
His maternal grandparents
are Helen Barfoot and the late
Harold Barfoot of Okeechdbee.
Paternal grandparents are Rusty
and Cheryl Kindell of Okee-
chobee. Gavin also has two
great-grandmothers, Hazel Ses-
sions of Okeechobee and Annie
Rowe of Ft. Pierce.


Dennis Baughman, III
Dennis Wayne

'Denny'

Baughman III
Dennis *and Amanda Baugh-
man of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Dennis Wayne. 'Denny' Baugh-
.man, III. He was born June 21,
2005, at Martin Memorial Hospital-
in Stuart. At birth, he weighed 7
pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 -.
inches long. Madeline C
Denny's maternal grandparents
are Lewis and Maureen Thomas of Made
Okeechobee; .paternal giandpar-
ents are Jill Sconyers and the late .Grc
Dennis Baughman of Belle Glade. rac
His great-grandparents are Greta
and the late Simon Van Beek of Cline
Candler, Gene and Betty Murphy of
Pahokee, andJoan ao nd thelate Christine
Wayne Baughman of Belle Glade. Port St. Li


Emerson Sizemore
Emerson ,

Brooke

Sizemore
Trey and Holly Sizemore of
North Palm Beach are proud to


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line
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and Adam Cline of
ucie are proud to


announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Madeline Grace. She was born
Wed., Sept. 28; 2005, at Martin
Memorial Hospital in Stuart. Made-
line weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces
and was 20.5 inches long at birth.
Maddie was welcomed home
by her big sister, Hannah Lee
Cline, 1 year; Uncle Dave and Aunt
Joei Fusaro with twin cousins,
Anthony and Miranda Fusaro, and
Uncle Eric Cline from Orlando.
Maternal grandparents are
Anna and Tony Fusaro of Okee-
chobee and paternal grandpar-
ents are Theresa and Buddy Cline,
also of Okeechobee.
Maddie's maternal great-
grandmother is Mary DiCapua of
New York and her paternal great-
grandmother is Edna Delia of
Okeechobee.


Samantha Tillotson
Samantha


Jean

Tillotson
Traci Blevins and Robert
Tillotson of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Saiiantha Jean
Tillotson. She was born Monday,
Sept. 19, 2005, at Port St. Lucie
Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.
At birth, Samantla weighed 7
pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.5
inches long.
Sammie was welcomed
home by siblings, Austin and
Jakeb. Her maternal grandpar-
ents are Teresa Tillotson and
Clayton Heasley Sr. of Okee-
chobee; great- grandparents are
Jean Tillotson and Elaine Had-
den.



Pride of


America

By Rosemary Duvall

While safe here in our
homeland, someone's serv-
ing our country with pride;
last night on the evening
news, I heard another soldier
had died.
People are protesting all
over America, they question
our reasons to fight; they say
our troops shouldn't be in
Iraq, that our involvement
there is not right.
Wouldn't it be better to
praise our military, and have
some words of encourage-
ment to say? It is easy to find
fault and ridicule, but would-
n't it be better to pray?
History records our
defeats and our victories, as
veterans fought on foreign
sod; they served for our life
and liberties, some known
only to God.
S Once a year we commem-
orate Veterans Day, wreaths
are placed on an unknown
grave; we pause for a day to
give glory, to those who
unselfishly gave.
American can rest in
peace tonight, our armies are
fighting to keep us free; I
thank you dear or soldierfor all
that you've done to protect
my country and me.
Nov. 11 is your special
day; we bless our heroes
both present and past; we
know you'll stand with us
whatever the cost, until
weapons become plows-
hears at last.


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Sincere appreciation
Big Lake Hospice and Hope
Chest 5, would like to express sin-
cere appreciation to all those who
participated in our open house
and ribbon cutting ceremony
making it a success. Special thanks
to Suzie's Hallmark, 14 Karat Gold
Store, Countryside Florist and
Syble's Flowers for donating door
prizes. We appreciate all in atten-
dance especially Chamber of
Commerce members, Treasure
Coast Board members, volunteers
and other staff members.
Thanks to all again
Big Lake Hospice
and Hope Chest 5
Main Street
thanks Okeechobee
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.,
would like to take just a moment to
thank all of Okeechobee for the
overwhelming response to the
Okeechobee Halloween Bash in
Flagler Park on Monday, Oct. 31.
With a special thank you to all of
the parents that took advantage of
the opportunity to provide their
children with a safe and fun way to
enjoy "all hallows eve."
Special thanks should be given
to the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office, Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce, Big Lake National
Bank, WOKC 1570, First United
Methodist Church, Celeste Watford
(County Tax Collector), Sharon
Robertson (County Clerk of the
Court), Ray Worley and all of those
who took the time to make this a
fun and exciting event for the chil-
dren of Okeechobee.
Through hard work and dedica-
tion of those people involved with
your Okeechobee Main Street, the
board of directors, and a fantastic
number of representatives from
the community the event turned
out to be a great success.
Since the completion of the
event several people in the com-
munity have asked about the possi-
bility of a Halloween Bash being a


regular event to help promote safe-
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of Okeechobee. With the full sup-
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Jodi

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and Jim

Taylor, Jr.
Jodi K. Richbourg and Jim R.
Taylor, Jr., were joined in marriage
on Oct. 15, 2005. The bride is the
daughter of Wayne Richbourg of
Okeechobee and the groom is the
son of Beverly and Jim Taylor, Sr. of
Port St. Lucie.
The wedding ceremony was
held at the Basinger Civic Center in
Okeechobee which was decorat-
ed in colors of red and white. Pas-
tor Sam Vuleta officiated the cere-
mony. The bride was given away
by her father, Wayne Richbourg.
The ceremony was held outside
under the oak trees. The matron of
honor was Sonia Sweatt of Okee-
chobee. The bridesmaids were
Joanna Hoover of Okeechobee
and Rose Ganzer of Sebring. The
best man was Kyle Sweatt of
Okeechobee. The groomsman
was Bill Richbourg of Okee-
chobee. Ushers were Kevin Chris-


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(Left to right), James 'Jimmy" Taylor, III; James 'Jim" Taylor, Jr.; Jodi Richbourg Taylor;
Wayne Richbourg; Kyle Sweatt; and, Bill Richbourg


tensen of Okeechobee and Emilio
Suarez of Okeechobee. The ring
bearer was Jimmy Taylor, III of
Port St.Lucie, son of the groom.
The flower girls were Nicole Taylor
of Port St. Lucie, daughter of the
groom; Shiannah Frank, Kristal
Richbourg and Julianna Rich-


bourg, daughters of Bill Richbourg
of Okeechobee; and, Samantha
Flad of Okeechobee, a family
friend. The greeter welcoming
arriving guests was Staci Chris-
tensen. Following the ceremony a
reception was held inside the
Basinger Civic Center.


After a honeymoon trip to
Lover's Key in Ft. Myers the couple
is at home in Port St. Lucie. The
couple would like to thank their
friends and family for their love
and support.


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Melvin and Allison Guerry of
Moore Haven are proud to
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Leslie Guerry to Bobby
Joe Fulford of Moore Haven. The
prospective groom is the son of
Bobby and Nancy Fulford of Okee-
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The wedding is planned for
April 8, 2006, at Maple Grove Bap-
tist Church in Lakeport.
The bride-to-be is a graduate
from Moore Haven High School in
2002. She graduated from the Uni-
versity of Florida with a bachelor's
degree in agriculture education.
She is currently employed at Moore
Haven Elementary School teaching
second grade.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of
.Okeechobee High School. He is
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tract labor for local cattle ranches.
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Hurricane Wilma harmed Florida's environment


When Hurricane Wilma blew
through South Florida on Oct.
24, it damaged more than roofs
and landscaping. It may have
created a "bump in the road" for
Everglades restoration, if initial
assessments of environmental
damage prove true.
Impacts stretch from central
Florida to the Florida Keys, but
the areas of most concern are
Lake Okeechobee and the
Stormwater Treatment Areas
(STAs), which remove excess
nutrients from surface water
flowing into the Everglades.

Lake Okeechobee
Just like last year when Hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne
moved across South Florida,
hurricane-force winds stirred up
sediments in Lake Okeechobee,
turning its waters an unappeal-
ing shade of brown. These sedi-
ments do not settle quickly, and
they contain nutrients that have
accumulated for decades due to
stormwater runoff into the lake.


When flood control requires dis-
charge of lake waters into the St.
Lucie River to the east and
Caloosahatchee River to the
west, the estuaries of these
waterways can be harmed by
the high-nutrient discharges. -
Monitoring crews are current-
ly in the field assessing storm
impacts to lake water quality
and lake vegetation. Preliminary
reports indicate floating vegeta-
tion pushed onto shore, sub-
merged aquatic vegetation
(SAV) ripped loose and pushed
ashore, and emergent vegeta-
tion bent over. Water samples
are also being collected for
water quality analysis.

STAs
South of Lake Okeechobee
are six constructed and man-
aged wetlands, each thousands
of acres in size. Aquatic plants in
these wetlands remove phos-
phorus, a nutrient commonly
found in fertilizers but known to
cause harm in the Everglades


ecosystem. Hurricane Wilma's
track took it directly across these
STAs. The storm's wind field
grew as it crossed the state,
bringing the most damage to the
easternmost treatment wet-
lands, namely STAs 1-East, 1-
West and 2, all located in Palm
Beach County.
Impacts to the STAs include
moderate to extensive vegeta-
tion damage, including wetland
plants torn loose and.pushed
onto levee banks; lack of power,
including downed power lines
across treatment areas and
access roads; levee damage and
pump station damage.
Assessments are ongoing to
determine the extent of damage
to the STAs. Downed power
lines in and near the treatment
cells have made it difficult for
crews to safely access many
areas. Starting Nov. 1st, District
staff, were able to use airboats
to reach the interiors of STA
treatment cells, particularly to
assess vegetation damage. A
timeframe of 2-3 weeks is


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LOAA meets
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) met Thursday, Nov. 10. The group
discussed an annual audit, upcoming elections, a fishing tournament, statewide air-
boating issues, the planned April 1 KRVSA-hosted clean-up of Lake Kissimmee, and a
Christmas party. The next meeting is Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m., at the Village Square
Restaurant. LOAA officer election will be held Jan. 12, 2006, at 6 p.m. New members and
guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Dennis Anderson at (863)
763-6069. Members who attended the Nov. 10 meeting were: (seated, left to right):
Buddy Hancock, Dennis Anderson, Julian Samborski, Ron Barber, Adam Crum; (stand-
ing), Linda Hancock, Dorothy Anderson, Diane Samborski and Corey DeHays.


required to determine how well
damaged vegetation revives and,
subsequently, how well the STA
will be able to function in phos-
phorus removal over the coming
months.
In addition, the hurricane
impaired the District's water
quality monitoring capabilities,
including the loss of an experi-
mental auto-sampler in STA-1
West that was destroyed in the
storm. Field crews are resuming
sampling activities this week.

Other Natural
Areas
Preliminary assessments of
environmental impacts in other
parts of the District include:
*Kissimmee Region: Most
Upper Chain of Lakes are above
regulation schedule; the Kissim-,
mee River floodplain had a 6-ft.
rise due to the storm; water lev-


Hikers


to walk


the Big 0

Now in its 14th year, the annual
Big O Hike around Lake Okee-
chobee invites hikers to spend nine
days enjoying the views and wildlife
around the second largest freshwa-
ter lake entirely within the United
States. Fourteen years ago, a hardy
group of Florida Trail Association
hikers started the tradition of this
109-mile walk during Thanksgiving
week. Despite local damage from
Hurricane Wilma, the tradition con-
tinues with a kickoff at Pahokee just
prior to the beginning of the Grassy
Waters Festival, which will also go
on as planned. On the first day of
the walk, hikers have the option of
a 3.5-mile "Wimp Walk" or a full
11.5 miles to Port Mayaca along the
Florida Trail on the Herbert Hoover
Dike, enjoying scenic views of the
big water and excellent bird watch-
ing opportunities. Hikers will be
shuttled back to Pahokee that day.
Those continuing around Lake
Okeechobee on the nine-day
adventure will camp at the KOA
Okeechobee.on Saturday, Sunday,.
Monday, and Tuesday nights, mov-
ing base camp to Okeechobee
Landings in Clewiston for the
remainder of the week.
The hike will start at 8 a.m., on
Saturday Nov. 19 through Sunday
Nov. 27, beginning at the Pahokee
Marina in Pahokee. For more infor-
mation, including a detailed itiner-
ary, visit www.floridatrail.org and
click on the Big O Hike link.


els in the restoration areas are
currently too high to determine
if there has been damage
*St. Lucie and Caloosahatch-
ee estuaries: Water quality sam-
pling will be taking place this
week. No reports of visible dam-
age to the estuaries.
*Water Conservation Areas:
Minimal rise in water levels due
to the storm, which were
already high in WCAs 2 and 3.


Monitoring platforms are report-
ed to be damaged or without
power, so data is incomplete.
*Florida Bay: Data are
incomplete due to hurricane
impacts on monitoring equip-
ment, and reliable depths meas-
urements are not available.
However, it appears that Wilma
brought a surge of higher salinity
water well up Taylor & Shark
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information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Civil Air Patrol is forming
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 16,2005 13


Community Events


Kid's fishing tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's Day Fishing Festival has been
rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, at the back boat ramp at the Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bass-
master Casting Kid's Competition will be held from 10 a.m. until 1
p.m., with the fishing competition starting at 1 p.m. If you have pre-
registered you do not have to do so again. If not, all others must reg-
ister on site by 10 a.m. Each child participating will receive tickets
for two soft drinks and two hot dogs. A parent or guardian must
accompany each child.

VFW #9528 plans ham dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W., will hold their
annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. A donation of
$7 is suggested for dinners that will include ham and canned yams,
green beans, cole slaw and rolls.

Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on.Dec. 10 following the
Lighted Christmas Parade. He will also be there on Dec. 16, 17, 19,
20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by
the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.

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

Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec.
10, beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber
office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863)
763-6464.

Grace Christian presenting holiday play
The Grace Christian School Drama Production Program will be
presenting the play "A Holiday Carol" on Thursday, Dec.' 15. The first
performance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will
begin at 7 p.m. Both performances are free, and will be held in the
Grace Christian School Chapel. The cast will be made up of students
from the third through 12th grades.


Alumni soccer game slated
An alumni soccer game and barbeque chicken dinner in honor of
former Okeechobee High School soccer player Yolanda Torres will
be held Dec. 17 at Brahmans Stadium on the OHS campus. All OHS
soccer alumni are invited to take on the Lady Brahmans in a game.
Dinner tickets will be $5, with all proceeds going to the Yolanda Tor-
res memorial scholarship fund and the OHS girls soccer team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.

Lighted Boat Parade is planned
The annual lighted boat parade sponsored by the Okeechobee
Yacht Club will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. in Taylor
Creek behind Burger King. The parade will continue down Taylor
Creek and turn left at Lock 7, then continue to the VFW and Butch's
Fish Camp. This year Butch's Redneck Yacht Club will join in the
parade. Anyone interested in joining the parade should call Bette
Moldenhauer at (863) 467-4782; or, Terry Burroughs at (863) 697-
6325.

Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it annual
Law and Order Awards Night on Dec. 17. Social hour will start at 6
p.m: and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person
and are available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office, the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue Department. For information, call Tom
Elmore at (863) 763-7370 or (863) 801-3142.

Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck begin-
ning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and north-
east sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast sec-
tion of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of
the city.

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


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


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Supplies:
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"Your Complete Headquarters
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14 SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Sports Briefs


IPmrr* plabri .*lrvw i *1ern4d p4n ri


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

IRCC announces
volleyball academy
The Indian River Community
College volleyball program has cre-
ated the Indian River Volleyball
Academy, a joint AAU/USA V
Juniors volleyball club. The Acade-
my will offer two levels of play; a
local developmental league for
ages 8-16, and a travel league that
will be more competitive for ages
10-18. The travel league will partici-
pate in four overnight tournaments
around the state of Florida. Come
find out more information at. two
information sessions to be held on
Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in room
H106 of the Health Sciences build-
ing and on Thursday, Nov. 17, in
room N 135 of the Science building.
Both sessions will be held at the
IRCC Main Campus located at 3209
Virginia Ave. Try-outs for the Acad-
emy will be held on Nov. 19 and 20
at John Carroll High School; times
to be discussed at information ses-
sions. For more information, con-
tact IRCC Volleyball Coach Ron
Jacobs at 772-462-7763 orvia email
at.rjacobs@ircc.edu.

Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their
men's adult softball league began
on Wednesday. All games will be
played at the adult softball field
across from Yearling Middle
School. The lower division teams
will play on Mondays and Wednes-
days. Game times are 7 and 8 p.m.
each night. The upper division
teams will play on Tuesdays and
Thursday.
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
each.
The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses
throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact coach
Enrico or coach Pung at (863) 462-
5043.

Links tourney
helps junior golf
The Waldau 14th annual golf
tournament and party to benefit
junior golf will be held Saturday,
,.Nov. 19, at the Fairways Golf
Course at the KOA Campground
and Resort, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
Golfers will have their choice of
either an 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. shot-
gun start.
The tournament format will be
four-person scramble. Tourna-
ment fees are $40 per person and
includes golf, prizes and entry to
Waldau's Dinner and Dance Party
in the KOA Convention Center
starting 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 dinner/dance.
Dinner/dance tickets are $20 per
person and must be purchased by
Nov. 1. To attend the dance only, a
donation of $10 per person will be


accepted at the door alter 7:30 p.m.
For information or to reg'istcl,
contact Bridgette at (, .) 467-
7300.
For more about Waldcu'i:,
Junior Golf, Inc., visit their web site
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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
continue 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 Tlheie ai
uniforms, plus post gaie and post
season awards for evei y player.
The cost of the program is $55
per player.
For information, call (863) 467-
7625.

Team Trail
classic slated
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail's
classic will take place on Nov. 19
and 20.
The tournament will be fished
out of Okee-Tantie Marina.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763- 020.

Volleyball Club
to meet Nov. 21
The Big Lake Juniors Volleyball
Club will hold a prospective play-
er/parent meeting for the upcom-
ing 2006 season on Monday, Nov.
21 at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee
High School Lecture Hall. he club
is open to all girls between 8 and 18
years of age. The purpose of the
meeting is to outline all of the
details of the 2006 season that runs
from .January to April. You may
also obtain detailed information on
the club's website www.biglakeju-
niors.com.

Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this club
is to promote pride, respect, spint
and unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business commu-
nity.
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited to
join. Bronze membership is $300,
silver membership is $600; gold
membership is $900; and, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the. general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.

OHS sports
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 admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the hold-
er to admission to all home Brah-
man 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.


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Okeechobee County Parks &
Recreation Fall Adult Softball
League results for Nov. 7-Nov. 10.
Nov. 7: Bad Boys def. Paulson's
Peeps 15-6. Shenanigans def. Eddie
Accardi 19-0.
Nov. 8: Big Lake Hauling def.
Cobras .17-16. Muddawgs tied with
Barney's 21-21.
J & S Electronics def. Brighton
Recreation 23-22. Temp Star def.
Team Gee Gonky 18-8.
Nov. 9: Hurricanes def. Eddie
Aceardi Dodge 26-7. Bad Boys def.
Shenanigans Misfits 19-18.
Nov. 10: Quality Turf def.
Brighton Recreation 7-0. Beef "O"
Brady's def Team Gee Gonky 28-9.
Cobras def. J & S Electroiics 14-12.
Barney's def. 'Temp Star 20-10.


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the care and expertise you expect.
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SDiseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
SSurgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
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New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.


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At the Movies

The following movie is now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 11,
through Thursday, Nov. 17, are as
follows:
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-
7202.

Briefs

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West Palm
Beach VA Medical Center. The VA
vans are now running Monday
through Friday. All veterans need-
ing a ride to the VA Medical Center
should call the County Veterans
Service Officer at (863) 763-8124
several days ahead of time and pro-
vide name, last four of social securi-
ty number, date and time of
appointment and whether a wheel-
chair/scooter lift is needed. All
appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
county veterans' service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. For information or appoint-
ments call (863) 763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S, Pc rolt Ae. Topics include disci-
plirie a taming l altair, bifrti't: eight
months infants, eight to eight-
een months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided; however, infants in
carriers are welcome. For details,
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action Team
Volunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local disas-
ters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Debbie Riddle or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through age
12 on a first-come, first-served basis
while funding is available. There is
no waiting list. Parents must: be a
resident of Okeechobee County;
meet income guidelines; and be
working, going to school or a com-
bination of both for at least 20
hours per week. For information,
call (866) 273-6340.
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered


yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-
tedyouth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently seek-
ing such items as baby clothes, fur-
niture, small appliances, tools, as
well as golf and fishing equipment.
Call Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
pick-up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
Fourth St.


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Banded (Blue), Found in Ft
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(863)763-0966
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Job Information 225
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through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
O p p o r t u n iti e s.
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Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.




ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply.Within
1,111 S. Parrot Ave.
COLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS
.60 CPM SOLOS .34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
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QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR
HAZMAT & DOUBLES
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CONTROL DESK
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(863)610-0852


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'':' To Work In Pharmacies to Assist the
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Owned & Operated Enrollment Process of Part D Medicare

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Call Rick Willis
Cell Phone (863) 273-0810
Administration 1-800-396-7580
We Have 200 Stores Left in the State of Florida


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Needed Loader& Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818-2521


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IMMEDIATE OPENING
FOR:
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
ONLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC.* MEDICAL
EOE/DFWP
Employment Opportunities at
Big Lake National Bank:
SCredit Analys.t Loan Processor
*Senior'Accounting Clerk
*CommMea--aj Loan Officer
*Audit m 'mpianice Specialist
Banking experience preferred, however, we will
train the right candidate.
Join our team and enjoy an excellent compensation
package including medical, dental, life insurance
and 401K retirement plan. Fax or Email resume to
Theresa Cline at: (863)467-6166
hr@ BigLakeNationalBank.com
EOE/AA/H/V/DFW


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

SNOW HIRINNGI!!!
, Full & Part Time


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(Next to Zippy's Wings)
PICtIURE POSHIIIONED AT CUS OMNER'S REQUEST


Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL
PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree
production crew. Individuals should have
some experience in the harvesting and loading
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li-
cence and communication in English required.
Accepting applications
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
S 106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AAEOE, M/FID t)
A Drug Free Workplace


DOMINO'S PIZZA IN OKEECHOBEE IS NOW HIRING
* Drivers
High gas prices? No worries! Our mileage reimbursement
goes up with the gas prces! Work pa t time hours- make
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Assist the Management Team in perfoi minQ Customer
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Apply In Person To:
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


PASTURE FOREPERSON
Lykes Bros, Inc., Ranch Division has an
opening for PF to assist in the operation of
approximately eight tractors for the plant-
ing/production of pasture land, fertilization
programs, chemical applications, weed con-
trol and pasture maintenance programs.
Successful candidates would have prior ex-
perience with pasture grasses and a valid
Florida drivers licence. Accepting applica-
tions Monday-Friday 8am-3pm.
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V A drug Free Workplace

Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL
PALM TREE HARVESTING SUPERVISOR
Successful candidates will supervise 1 to 3 har-
vesting crews, coordinate product orders, pro-
motion and collections. Individuals should be
experienced in horticulture, employee supervi-
sion and general business practices. Computer
and good communication skills a valuable as-
set. Salary is dependent on experience and
qualifications. Send resume to:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Y Attn: Jim Bryan
15440 N. Island Rd/Hwy 29
Palmdale, FL 33857
AA/EOE/M/F/D/VA DrugFree Workplace


RN. LPN. CNA All Shifts
On-Call & All Shifts to care for patients
at home and in the new Hospice
Residence. Excellent Benefits.
Housing provided for some positions.

Apply to:
Hospice of Okeechobee
411 SE 4th St. 34974
(863)467-2321
Fax resume to (863)467-8330


NOW HIRING
*Masons
SCarpenters Fni

General Labor
*Electrician
Full Benefit Package. Paid Holidays, vacation & sick days.
Primate Products
(239)867-2020
We are a drug free workplace


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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


Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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AFTER SCHOOL
TUTOR (Part/Time)
Brighton Reservation


FL certified for K-12. BS in Education.
Min. 5 yrs. working, with children.
High School Math, English, Spanish,
Elementary. .Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477


DRIVERS WANTED Average
dispatch is 2,100 miles
*3-Pay Packages to choose
from *Late model Equipment
*No Haz-Mat *No East-
Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances
*Direct Deposit *weekly
Same week) Settlements.
olos and Owner Operators
Welcome. Requirements:
1-year OTR verifiable experi-
ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115.

ELECTRICIAN:
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.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689

Electricians
Meisner Electric is now hir-
ing helpers, electricians,
Foremen, Proj Mgrs forth
Scripps project in WPB. We
offer long-term employment,
top pay, OT, full benefits,
free training classes.
Apply at 220 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach (between At-
lantic Ave & NE 1st St. at
the railroad tracks).
www.mei.cc
EOE M/F/D/V DFWP


F/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Experienced necessary.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shop
105 NW 5th St.
HARDWARE PERSONNEL
Full Time & Part-Time
Work weekdays & E/O Satur-
day. Drug Free Work Place.
Apply in person, See Jim,
W & W Lumber
of Okeechobee
MECHANIC NEEDED
@ Feed Mill
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
Experience on Semi Tractor
Trailers a plus; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586


MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046.

NOW HIRING!
*Tow truck driver
*Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P os it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
"NUVEE
ENTERPRISES INC.
LOADER OPERATORS
needed. Pay to com-
mensurate w/exp. Call
Bruce (863)697-8840.
PLASTERS & LABORERS
Must have experience &
own transportation.
Call (863)763-0881

SALES CONSULTANT
Area's Fastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RV's
or in sales helpful, but
not necessary. Will Train
.the right candidate. 6 day
work week, Mon thru Sat.
9-5, Sun. 12-4 with
week day off. Excellent
pay with Benefits.
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground


S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
SEASONAL CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES:

H & R Block
The worlds largest
tax preparation company
is now hiring for:
-Seasonal Positions-
Tax Professionals
Receptionist
Office Leaders
Full & Part Time
863-385-1052 or
863-447-0495
Call TODAY for an interview
EOE/AA.

SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
(863)655-2940
TIRE CHANGER/MECHANICS
TRAINEES. Pan Am Tire
Okee. 863-467-4600
or 800-458-7205
TITLE INSURANCE CLOSER
Experience required.
Full Time position avail. Please
fax resume to 863-824-0802.



EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN
Needed Part Time.
(863)462-5195
MAINTENANCE PERSON
Part Time, 5 Days per week.
Call (863)467-6377


Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free
866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
D TRAINING SERVICES,
5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
canto, Fl. 34461.


READING A
NEWSPAPER,..
mokes you a more informed
aid interesting peson. No
wonder newspaper riders
are more successful


$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
If someone did it, so. can
youl 2-3 confirmed appoint-
ments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
INTERNATIONAL INVEST-
MENT BANKING Firm Has
Middle Market Businesses
For Sale. If Interested In Buy-
ing Or Selling A Business,
Call (877)217-8231.


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



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered,415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-763-1418
Lic. #2603








O'Connell Construction
License # CB0C055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044


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

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 6J5
Lamps.. Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1075 (954)309-8659


DRYER- GE, white, runs good,
$75 (863)675-0104. La
Belle
DRYER, Kenmore, Extra Large
Capacity. $75 (772)215-9168
ELECTRIC SKILLET- New,
$50. (863)357-0125
FREEZER, Kenmore, 19 cu.
ft., with key, vertical, al-
mond, $80. (863)946-0194
MICROWAVE Works good.
$10 (863)763-5120 aft. 3
p.m.


MAGIC CHEF Compact Re-
frigerator, model 18EYW-2,
white, excellent cond. $50
(863)763-0691
RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
stove is self cleaning & elec-
tric. $150 both or will separ-
ate. (863)673-3620
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,
white, side by side, water &
ice dispenser. Excellent condi-
tion $375 (863)763-5792
REFRIGERATOR, 2 Door w/ice
maker. STOVE, 30", Electric
w/black glass door. $325 for
all, will sep. (772)215-9168
REFRIGERATOR, Side by Side.
& RANGE, Continuous clean-
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$200 will sep. 863-467-8254
WASHER/DRYER white,
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
(850)519-2160 LaBelle
WASHING MACHINE Ken-
more. New, super capacity. A
Must See! $175
(863)357-2891 after 4pm



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


BICYCLES (2) Schwin, 1
mans, 1 ladies, balloon tires,
5 spd, $75 for both.
(863)763-7613.




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



SHED- 8 x 10, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must see!! $1295
(863)467-2153.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available.
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
13ft long $130
(863)675-8760.
Windows, (7), vinyl clad, vari-
ous sizes, all new, $280 will
sell separately.
(863)467-1965
Windows, Aluminum, 50x52
in. w/3 louvers, (2) alum.
doors w/windows, $230.
(813)892-7867



VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES
(4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/ cov-
ers. $80 (863)763-0266


WINTER OUTFITS- Boys 3
piece, Great for pictures,
Size 0-3 mo, (6-12lbs) $5.
(863)763-6131


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
RECORD COLLECTION Vinyl.
Eclectic selection. 100+
Something for everyone! $100
for all (863)763-5792
TARA- Scarletts First Love,
part of Scarletts World col-
lection, w/ Cert of Auth. $20
(863)261-1153.



COMPUTER running Win-
dows XP & Microsoft 2003.
17" monitor. Complete sys-
tem. $250 (863)763-2034
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
GATEWAY includes desk &
printer. Runs Windows XP.
$300 or best offer
(863)673-1877
PHOTO PRINTER 785EPX
Epson, w/2 new ink cartridg-
es color & black $150
(863)763-3679


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.
(863)763-2458
CHINA CABINET- Large, Very
nice, Lighted, Light wood,
$300. (239)645-3620
DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150
(772)597-2470
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
condition $40.
(863)467-9892
DR TABLE & 6 LADDER BACK
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion, $100 (863)675-7306.
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS &
MAUVE RECLINER- asking
$120 for all (863)675-0246.
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
END TABLES- 2, Formica Step
Down, Good condition $20
(863)763-2458
GLIDER ROCKERS & OTTO-
MANS (2)- wing back, exc
condition, $90 for both
(863)467-6060.
Little Tykes Fire Engine Tod-
dler Bed, w/mattress, exc.
cond., $150. (863)634-9373
OAK DESK excellent condi-
tion $300 (410)883-3612
RECLINER- Dark blue, Good
condition. $30..
(863)357-0125
SOFA- Craftwork Guild, floral
print, camelback, $80
(863)983-7775.


STEREO CABINET light
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681
TABLE, Small, Drop Leaf w/2
chairs. Oak. Great condition.
Like new. $50 (863)467-7017
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$350. 863-634-5943
WINGBACK CHAIRS- 2, Like
new, Dark blue, $200. Will
separate. (239)645-3620
WORK DESK, $200.
(863)763-8943 ask for Tra-
cy



BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
$100 (863)697-2033
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- Smith with bag
$200. or best offer.
(410)482-2369


ANTIQUE WINCHESTER
12GA.- pump, model 1897,
made in 1910, $500
(863)763-3551
CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro-
duction w/ all accessories.
Shoots well. $150
(863)763-0072
M44 '52 7.62x5 cal. Nice
shooting gun, excellent shape.
W/ ammo & accessories.
$250 (863)763-0072
SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
$435. (863)467-7838
WINCHESTER- Model 12,12
Gauge, Scoped, Excellent
condition $400.
(863)467-4328

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HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
NORDIC TRACK ski exercis-
er, folds and stores, full body
work out $50
(863)763-0691
OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy more
freedom! Travel without can-
isters, Oxlffe's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators run off
your car & in your home.
U.S.A.- made Warranteed
(800)780-2616 www.oxli-
einc.com.
WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
clined, flat & declined bench
w/squat rack & lat tower
$350. (863)357-2829



FIREPLACE, Outdoor, Wood
Burning. $50 or best offer.
(863)467-7017


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Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur-
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information you need to get started, plus step-by-step
instructions for nine projects.. You'll learn tech-
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types of paints and brushes to use, how to cut your
own stencils plus much more.
The projects include a French flower bucket, a
wooden planter (pictured above), a canvas vest,
designs for stenciling on walls, a tablecloth and nap-
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Rentals



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



VILLA, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Unfur-
nished. $700 mo. + 1st., last
& sec. dep. No pets. Avail.
Dec. 1st. (863)763-4034



Okeechobee 2br, 2ba, No
pets, Privacy fence. Very
nice. $950. mo. + $950.
Sec. dep Call 863-467-1005


House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles west of Okeechobee
on Hwy. 70, $1300.
(863)634-3262


OKEE, Female preferred, 3br,
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit.
priv. Must like dogs. $425
incl until. (863)467-6251



OKEECHOBEE- 1br, 1ba
house, stove, refrig, W/D,
open porch, dock, fish clean-
ing station, $850/mo + elec,
1st & sec dep.
(772)221-8354 or
(561)827-6508.


Real Estate

III

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEE, Taylor Creek, 3br, 2ba
DWMH w/attached Gar. &
Lanai, Pool & Dock, Many
Ei,:ii .',' ?h1 (F2 763-6701


MALONE- Farmhouse & barn
on 3%/ acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees. On FL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547

New 4 Bed/2% Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Homel
energy efficient,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376

Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $95,000.
(863)357-2602

Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376



LAKE OKEECHOBEE -320ac
w/ 2400' plus SR78 Hwy
frontage. Across from full
service marina & retail
center. Improved pasture &
oak/cabbage hammocks.
Great investment potential at
$9 million Drew Drake & Co.
RE Broker (239)433-0433
drewdrake.com


LARGE LOT: Located on
SE 28th St., Seawall/Boat slip.
Serious Inquires only.
910-892-6247



ASHEVILLE NC AREA- MOUN-
TAIN ACREAGE Spectacular
gated riverfront mountain
community bordering Pisgah
Nat'l Forest. 1-8 acre build-
ing sites from the $50s.
Community lodge/ recreation
center & river walk. Call
(866)292-5762.

ASHEVILLE NC, MOUNTAINS
GRAND OPENING! Large
Mountain Properties, spec-
tacular long range views of
surrounding Pisgah National
Forest, minutes to downtown
Asheville and the Blue Ridge
Parkway. Only 65 carefully
sculpted homesites offered
in 175+ acre gated commu-
nity w/ Clubhouse, outside
hearth, and nature trail. Pre-
Construction Pricing, Huge
savings, Excellent financing!
This extraordinary opportu-
nity won't last long! Call
Now: (888)670-5263.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.

Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
(800)682-9951 Coastal
arolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolinalifes-
tyle.info.


East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
vestment 19.5 acres-$6,142
down $510/Monthly. Infor-
mation Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
GEORGIA HOT LOTS Starting
at $7,500+. Hot Springs Vil-
lage, Arkansas. No Credit
Check. Owner Financed,
20% down. GA Coast & Mia-
mi Waterfont Pre-Construc-
tion. Realtor (877)468-5687.
GEORGIA PROPERTIES FOR
SALE PARCELS RANGE
FROM 3 to 1000 ACRES ALL
DEEPLY DISCOUNTED 1031-
TAX EXCHANGE WELCOME
VISIT PEACH STATE AT
www.farmandtimber.com or
Call (866)300-7653.
HOMERVILLE, GEORGIA 3br,
2ba. 1945 sq ft. Approx. 1 ac
land. New roof, appliances, &
flooring. Above ground pool.
30x30 metal shop, 8x10 shed
both w/ electric, sunroom,
screened porch, carport.
$98,500 (912)487-0814
MMER STEEL BUILDING
CLEARANCE SALE All Sizes
Must Go 25x20, 30x40,
40x60, 40x80 other sizes
available FREE shipping if or-
dered by November 14th
(800)878-1343.
Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Mountain lots $4995 each.
Water, Electric, Paved
Streets. Ready to build on.
Large fresh water lake w/ac-
cess. Call 864 647 0817 or
864-247-1539.
NC MOUNTAIN 2.87 acres on
mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $19,500 owner
(866) 789-8535
www.NC77.com.
NEW LOG CABIN-NC Moun-
tains. New shell on secluded'
mountain site. $89,900.
Hardwood forest. Great fall
colors. Paved road. Near
parks & lakes. Acreage & fi-
nancing available.
(828)247-0081.
NEW MEXICO -16 acres
$24,990 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100%
financing Call
(914)232-5100.
.North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
Pre-construction condos and
Land opportunities. IMME-
DIATE SIX-FIGURE EQUITY
units available. (Florida,
Georgia, Mississippi, Texas,
Nevada) www.beachclubin-
vestments .com
871)BCI-5020 Financing
options www.allpointe.com
FREE NO Obligation-Financial
Analysis.
Tennessee Waterfront Sale!
2.4 Acre Waterfront $9,900!
Dockable Building Lots from
$14,900! Cabin Package
$54,900. Call Now!
(866)770-5263 Ext. 8.


Serene Mountain Golf Home-
site $69,900. Breathtaking
views. Upscale golf commu-
nity set amid Dye designed
18 hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Near Asheville
NC. A sanctioned Golf Digest
Schools teaching facility! Ex-
cellent financing. Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 x. 993
www.cherokeevalleysc.com
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE New lakeside
community close to Chatta-
nooga & Knoxville. Commu-
nity lake access, boat ramp
and amenities. Limited num-
ber private boat slips. 1/2+
acres from $30k. Call
(866)292-5769.
TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY
LAKEFRONT LAND New
community on the TN/KY
border. Just 1-1/2 hours to
Nashville. Spectacular views
of Lake Barkley. 1 to 6 acres
from the $40s. No time re-
quirement to build. Call
(866)339-4966.
WHITEWATER LIVING IN THE
TENNESSEE SMOKIES Gat-
ed Waterfront Community
Riverfront and Mountain
Views Available, Prices Start-,
ing Low as $46,900. Final
Phase Limited Lots Call
Nowl No Closing Costs Buy
Direct From Developer SAVE
THOUSANDS $$$
(800)559-3095 ext 327
www.rivercrest.com *Some
restrictions apply.


Mobile Homes

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Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
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.
(561)346-4692
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2be, Iba,
$500/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 50+ park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Hurricane damaged 2br, 1ba.
Lake access. Great lot. As-is.
$150K Owner is realtor
(863)634-3572


Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis d015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 303030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035



OZARK DECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
TRI HAUL- 14', 40hp Mariner,
Trailer, Live well, Fish finder,
Trolling motor $1695.
(863)763-7989


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-
fer. (863)634-7046



GO CART: Yerfdog, 2 seater
w/roll bar. $550 firm.
(863)357-3369
YAMAHA RAPTER- '04, 660R,
Excellent condition. $3300 or
best .offer $24.
(863)357-1382 after 4pm


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 40?0



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
(863)675-0247.
FORD TEMPO, '88, 46k mi.,'6
cyl., auto, runs good, needs
TLC, $1200. (863)467-8449
TOYOTA MR 2 1988, 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
(863)673-5038


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CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Land Planning Agency for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tues-
day, November 15, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.
The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers,
Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Item to be considered at this public meeting is:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-012-SSA submitted by Barry and
Valerie Lewis. The application is to change the Future Land Use designation from
Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at 402 Northwest 4th
Street. Legal description being Lots 11 and12 of Block 105, City of Okeechobee.
Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee, County, Flonda and is approxi-
mately 0.321 acress. The proposed use of the property is for a Public Accounting
Office.
The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or
citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regu-
lations (LDR's) and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration
and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372, ex-
tension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation
board. All items considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City
Council forfinal PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, December6, 2005.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Land
Planning Agency with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
General Services Department tapes are for the sle purpose of backup for official
records of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Oisabilities Act
(ADA) and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special ac-
commodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no lat-
er than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x 218 for
assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TOO) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
93485 ON 10/2811/9/05


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



FORD BRONCO- '81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
$500. (239)248-7960



CHEVY WORK TRUCK 1990,
V8, A/C, Dependable. $1500
firm. (863)697-1223


DODGE MAG WHEELS
(3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
(863)467-1901.
FORD ENGINE, 329 & C6
Transmission. $400. or will
separate. (863)675-2558
LEER TRUCK CAP- for full size
short bed, alum, sliding win-
dows $150 (863)467-6805
MERCURY PARTS older mo-
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738
TIRES (6) Good Year, Wran-
gler HT 235x85R16. Load
range E. Like new. $600 for
all, will sep. (239)898-1916
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
TRANSMISSION- Turbo, 700,
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.
(863)467-8856
TRUCK TOOL BOX, $50.
863b634.4.6u08


CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305,
Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
$2500. 863-763-7609
FORD F100 TRUCK, '80, has
title, doesn't run, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-6708


FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
FORD F250, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
(863)261-5659
FORD RANGER, '88, runs
good, $600. (863)357-2395
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.
$950/neg. (863)447-2130


SUBURBAN '86 new tires,
rims & exhaust. Runs good.
$1500 or best offer
(863)467-7428


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


CHEVY VAN '89 Runs good
$1095 (863)673-3620
FORD AEROSTAR- '94, Cold
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good condition $1800.
(863)467-6423


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I Pbic Notice


CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Planning Board for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tuesday, No-
vember 15, 2005 at 6:45 p.m or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will
be held at City Hal, 55 SE 3rd Avenue. in the Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeechobee, Flonda. Items to be considered at this public meeting are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Applicaton No. 05-012-R sub-
mited by Jamie Gamiotea on behalf of property owners aul and Kathey Gamio-
tea. The application ;- tr .i th,; -.ni.. r -iqnation from Holding (H) to
Residential Single ,-",, '" i 1 i...r o .1 property located at 1109
Southeast 9th Drive Legal description being all the North-Half of the Northwest-
Quarter of the Southwest-Quarter of the Southeast-Quarter of Section 22, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 35 East, less and except the North one hundred thirty-two
(132) feet thereof, together with an easement for ingress and egress over the
West (30) feet of the South two hundred thirty-eight (238) feel of the South-Half
of the Southwest-Ouarter of the Northwest-Quarter of the Southeast-Quarter of
Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East and over the West thirty (30) feet
of the North one hundred thirty-two (132) feet of the Northwest-Quarter of the
Southwest-Quarter of the Southeast-Quarter of Section 22, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East. Said parcel is approximately 3 acre(s). The proposed use of the
property is for 2 single family residences.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider a Rezoning Application No. 05-013-R sub-
mitted by Devin Maxwell on behalf of property owner Frank Altobello, Trustee. The
application is to change oning designation from Holding to Residential Single
Family-One (RSF-1) for unplated vacant property located between Southwest 9th
Street, 10th Avenue and 15th Street. Legal descnption being: All of that portion of
the lands described below lying South of a line being parallel to and 695.62 feet
North of as measured at right angles to) the North rightof-way line of Southwest
15th Street. All that part of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, lying West of Blocks 2 n 24nd24, and Southerly exten-
sion thereof, First Addition to the City of Okeechobee; South of Southwest 9th
Street; North of Southwest 15th Street: and East of Block 202, and Southerly ex-
tension thereof, First Addition to the City of Okeechobee, and East of Southwest
O1th Avenue, within the City Limits of Okeechobee, Florida Less and except from
the above the described parcel the following: beginning at the intersection of Hop-
kins Meander Line and the S outh boundary line of Section 21, Township 37
South, Range 35 East, and run Northeasterly along said Hopkins Meander Line
28.6 for a point of beginning; thence East paralleling said South line of Section
21, aforesaid 56.6 feet; then North 175 feet; thence West 240 feet; thence South
175 feet; thence East 183.4 feet to the point of beginning, said land lying in and
comprising a part of government Lots 3 and 5 of Section 21, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East. Said parcel containing 15.44 acres, more or less. The proposed
use for the property is for single family residences
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 05-014-R sub-
mited by Philip Y Berger on behalf of property owner Gerald A. Lefebvre. The ap-
plication is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family-One
(RSF-1) to Commercial Professional Office (CPO) for vacant property located in
the 1900 block of Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal description being: Lots 10, 11
and 12 of Block 40, First Addtion to South Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 17a
Public Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately 0.48 acress.
The proposed use of the property is for a Commercial Office.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Room 101 at City Hal or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372, ex-
tension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation
board. All items considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City
Council for final PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, January 3, 2006.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appealany decision by the Plan-
ning Board with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
General Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special ac-
commodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no lat-
er than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x 218 for
assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Forida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
93488 ON 10/28;11/9/05

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its prep-
aration of a draft permit for C&M Rucks Dairy, to be issued to C&M Rucks Dairy,
Inc. The proposed permit authorizes operation of the waste managements system
in accordance with an approved Nutrient Management Plan, which also limits the
herd size and management practices. The, permit will also provide coverage under
the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), ad delegated to the
state by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy is located at 22400
N.W. 144th Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in Okeechobee County.
Any interested person maysubmit written comments on the draft permit of the De-
artment or may submit a request for a public meeting to Tim Powell,
FDEP Southeast District, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, FL 33491, in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administra-
tive Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and must be received in the Office within 30 days of
publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting
under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request fr a public meeting must conta e foinheolling iforma-
tion:
(a) The commenters name, adds, and telephone number, the applicant's name
and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the pro-
ject is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed ac-
ion was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the De-
partment action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of
the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the De-
partment may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written
comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even
if a public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the
close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any person may submit
oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed
action. As a result of significant public comment the Department final action may
be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit.
The permit application file and surrounding data are available for public inspection
during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at the DEP Southeast District office, 400 North Congress
Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Tel. (561) 681-6600.
96608 ON 11/9/05

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go? It can go even faster neighbor's garage,
when you sell it in the attic, basement or clos-
classifleds. et in today's classified.


Community Events


Sacred Heart planning white elephant sale
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a white elephant sale on
Nov. 19 and 20. The sales will be held at the pavilion located at 901
S.W. Sixth St. in Okeechobee beginning at 8 a.m. each day. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3727.


Food drive is under way
The 21st annual Food for Families food drive is now under way in
Okeechobee County and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 19.
Raulerson Hospital is the main collection site for food. Residents
should bring their donation to the hospital's main entrance. Those
interested in participating should call (863) 467-7551; or, Bill Casian
at Raulerson Hospital at (863) 824-2771.


Church plans white elephant sale
St. Theresa Catholic Church will hold a white elephant sale Satur-
day, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at S.R. 78 W and Chobee Loop
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 357-0670.


Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor the United Way/Raulerson Hos-
pital Greater Open Golf Tournament on Nov. 19 at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club on U.S. 441 N. Registration will be from 7 until
8 a.m. Green and tee sponsorships are available for $100 each. Golf-
ing fees are $50 per person which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, cof-
fee and doughnuts. A lunch will be held after the tournament. All
proceeds will go to the United Way of Okeechobee. For information,
contact Bill Casian at Raulerson Hospital, (863) 824-2702.


IRCC to expand Okeechobee campus
The program on the expansion of Indian River Community Col-
lege's (IRCC) Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., has been
rescheduled for Nov. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m.


GPS training program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS
training program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the Global
Maritime Distress and Safety System and how it can get you out of
trouble. Anyone considering buying new electronics for their boat
should attend this program and learn how the GPS unit, marine
radio, and how the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon are
linked together. Seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for informa-
tion or to pre-register.


Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tues-
day, Nov. 22, starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the
boardroom at the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700
S.W. Second Ave. Guest speakers will be: Hospice of Okeechobee;
Tom Jones and Lindsey Mann from Eckerd Youth Alternatives; and
Ken Kenworthy, who will give a Safe and Drug Free School report.
The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vin-
son at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.


Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class on Monday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. The
classes will be held in his office at 916 W. North Park St. For details and
information, call (863)763-4320.


Main Street membership meeting planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold their monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at noon. Members and general public
are welcome. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863)
357-MAIN.


VFW to host Thanksgiving dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, S.R. 78 W, will hold their annu-
al Thanksgiving Day dinner at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. There
is no charge but donations will be accepted for dinners that will
include turkey and canned yams, green beans and mashed potatoes,
cranberry sauce and rolls.


Free Thanksgiving dinner planned
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will serve their 18th free commu-
nity Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at Grace
Brethren Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dona-
tions to help buy food for the free dinner can be sent to Grace Min-
istries, P.O. Box 663, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Volunteers are also
needed to help cook the food, serve and deliver the meals. To sched-
ule a delivery or to get more information, call Malinda at (863) 467-
5570.


Church hosting gospel sing
The North Okeechobee Church of God will be hosting a Southern
gospel sing with the Reflection Singers of Trenton on Sunday, Nov. 27,
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-6066.


Hours change for Festival of Trees
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday Tour
of Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the hours for their
festival of trees. The festival of trees will be held Monday, Nov. 29,
through Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. as originally
scheduled. On Friday, Dec. 2, the hours have been changed to 10 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, the hours will be noon until 9 p.m. and
on Sunday, Dec. 4, the hours will be noon until 5 p.m.


City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting cere-
mony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Participating in
the ceremony will be the chorus group from Okeechobee County
schools, as well as Santa Claus.


Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and on
Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He will be in the park from 6
until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children. Pictures with
Santa Claus will cost $1.


Main Street to host holiday celebration
The Okeechobee Main Street will host a holiday celebration on
Park Street following the tree lighting ceremony in City Hall Park on
Nov. 29. The celebration will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. and will fea-
ture holiday music, carolers, children's activities, arts and crafts and
refreshments.


Farmer's Market won't open Nov. 24
The Farmer's Market to be held in Flagler Park on Thursday, Nov.
24, will not be held due to the holiday. The market will resume opera-
tion on Thursday, Dec. 1. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863)
763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.


Habitat for Humanity benefit planned
All Stars Restaurant, 3415 U.S. 441 S., will host a fundraiser for
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee on Friday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. The menu will be spaghetti with meat sauce and a garlic
knot. Call (863) 357-1371 before Dec. 1 to place your order or to
request an order form to be returned by fax. Orders can be delivered
or picked up, or just come by the restaurant on Dec 2 and ask for the
Habitat Fundraiser Meal.


Tree of Remembrance Service planned
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second
St., will host an open house and Tree of Remembrance Service on Sat-
urday, Dec 3, in their chapel. The open house will be from 6 until 7
p.m., with the Tree of Remembrance Service to follow at 7 p.m. Com-
plimentary angel ornaments will be placed on the tree in memory of
a loved one. Call (863) 763-2111 to RSVP by Nov. 30. There will be
refreshments and an evening of uplifting holiday music and candle-
light remembrance.


OCC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their 11th annual Christmas
drive for the underprivileged children and families in Okeechobee
County, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile motorcycle
ride around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. The club is asking business-
es, churches and individuals to sponsor each participating bike. For
information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.


VFW Post hosting arts & crafts bazaar
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host an arts and crafts
bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Breakfast will be
served until 10 a.m. and will consist of sausage gravy and biscuits.
Tables are available for $10 each. For information, call Shirley Jarrell
at (863) 467-9450.


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