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Vol. 96 No. 322 Friday, November 18, 2005 50M 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 Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA), the Small Business
Administration (SBA) and Pro-
ject HOPE will be open at the
Agri-Civic Center from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m. seven days week.
People who have had hurri-
cane 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 Highway in Stuart;
15518 S.W Osceola St. in
Indiantown; the Village Green
Shopping Center at the corner
of Walton 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.

Housing operation
center has opened
A temporary housing opera-
tion center will open in the
Rebuilding Okeechobee After
Disaster (R.O.A.D.) office, 1600
S.W Second Ave.
Applications will be taken
Thursday, Nov. 17, and Friday,
Nov. 18, from 1 until 4 p.m. to
help identify those county and
city residents with immediate
housing needs and assist with
the established federal and
state housing process.
All residents must bring
their FEMA registration num-
bers.
'For information, call (863)
357-4177.

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.


Drought Index
Current: 217
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.94 feet


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

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Water woes a murk tale


Apartment complex
water turned off
in payment dispute
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
When questions were first
asked about why the water sup-
ply to a local apartment complex
for the elderly and handicapped
was cut off recently, the answer
wasn't very clear at the surface.


In fact, it was downright
murky.
When the Okeechobee Utili-
ty Authority (OUA) cut off the
water supply to the Okee-
chobee Commons complex oil
Nov. 8, residents became very
upset. Hurricane Wilma had
just slammed the area a few
days prior and now the elderly
and disabled residents living in
the complex had no water.
According to OUA records,
the water bill for the complex


was sent Oct. 12 to the Banyon
Realty Management, Inc: an
Orlando-based company that
manages the Okeechobee
Commons. The amount of the
bill was $515.41, based on a
usage amount of 52,000 gal-
lons. 'l'e bill became overdue
at 5 p.mi. on Nov. 7.
On Nov. 8, water to the 34-
unit complex was cut off. OUA
records indicate this is not the
first time that water to the Com-
mons has been discontinued


Brantley: "Got R Done"


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
The junkyard on South Parrott Avenue, belonging to Marvin Brantley, was 99 percent
cleaned up when he went to court Thursday morning, Nov. 17, for a determination by
Judge William Roby. The only things left were dumpsters that Waste Management was
scheduled to pick up later in the day.

Brantley complies with cleanup


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
"It looks good to me," Judge
William Roby said on Nov. 17 as
he viewed photos of the 50-foot
setback area of Marvin Brantley's
junkyard on South Parrott
Avenue.
Because he brought the junk-
yard into compliance at least
99 percent compliance, accord-
ing to Okeechobee City Attorney
John Cook Mr. Brantley will
not have to go to jail and is no
longer considered not in compli-
ance with city code.
"I went by there this morning
and he is about 99 percent
done," Mr. Cook said. "He needs
to get dumpsters removed and
that will be by Waste Manage-
ment. It should be done this after-
noon."
However, Mr. Brantley is not
totally off the hook.
Mr. Cook said the city will
keep the case open indefinitely
and the fire chief, Herb Smith,
and his code enforcement offi-
cers will check on the place once
a month to ensure continued
compliance.
A court order will allow the
city to take Mr. Brantley back to
court for future violations with-
out going back to the city's code
enforcement board first.
Conrad Sawyer, an attorney


Marvin Brantley was a happy man after Judge William
Roby found him to be in compliance on Nov. 17. The case
of the city against Mr. Brantley will not be totally closed,
according to City Attorney John Cook, until the place is
sold. The city will continue to monitor the junkyard on
South Parrott Avenue once a month to make sure it
remains in compliance.


Hollywood that represents Mr.
Brantley, said that the case will
stay open until he moves for a
final adjudication.
"It wouldn't be fair for the
city to close the case now," Mr.
Sawyer said. "The city will con-
tinue to monitor the case."
In a final statement to Mr.
Brantley, Judge Roby said, "Mr.


due to the bill not being paid
when due.
OUA mandates state that
water bills are due upon
receipt, and that the customer
has 25 days to make a payment
without a penalty. OUA does
not send out a second notice.
The customer's bill has the
penalty and cut-off dates print-
ed on it.
"This is not something we
want to ever happen," said Joan
Copeland, a vice president with


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Students at Central Ele-
mentary School got a living
history lesson on Thursday.
They
learned the
effects of
bullying and
not stand-
ing up for
the rights of
others.
German
born Jew
Peter Feigl Peter
told the stu- Feigl
dents of his
experiences during World War
II.
Mr. Feigl was born in 1929
in Berlin and said the experi-


Banyon Realty Management in
a phone interview Thursday. "It
was an issue of the water com-
pany not getting the check, or
posting it wrong."
Ms. Copeland indicated the
company sent a check to pay for
the bill but OUA apparently did
not receive it. The company
tried to replace that check by
overnighting another check but
OUA would not accept it, she
See Water Page 2


ences he would be relating to
the assembled fourth graders
happened to him when he
was only slightly older than
them.
His father was a mechani-
cal engineer and his mother as
a physical education teacher
and they had a comfortable
life at first.
But when Adolph Hitler
came into power, that all
change.
Mr. Feigl was 4 years old at
the time.
Mr. Feigl told the students
that Hitler needed someone to
blame for Germany's prob-
lems after World War I. There-
fore, he blamed the Jews. He
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Brantley, good job."
"Thank you, sir," Mr. Brant-
ley said.
Upon leaving the court-
house, Mr. Brantley said he
was happy that the case was
over.
. Will he keel) the junkyard
cleaned up?
"Yes, I will," he said.


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Raulerson Hospital Adminis-
trator Robert Lee spoke briefly to
Rotary Club members on Tues-
day about the hospital's efforts
hospital to better serve the needs
of local residents.
Mr. Lee told the group that the
hospital has set out to provide
more services in health care in
order to keep residents from hav-
ing to leave the local area for
health care services.
"Careful and methodical
approaches in recruiting more
physicians and surgeons with
specific skills who met particular
criteria to the area, have brought


several new doctors on board,
minimizing the need for resi-
dents to go out of the area for
care," he said.
Mr. Lee went on to say the
hospital has been rebuilding its
101-bed facility from the "inside
out", purchasing more than $2.5
million in new medical.equip-
ment over the last year and a half.
"We have used feedback
from the local community to
assist us in providing the services
that this area needs most," he
said.
He also stated that new surgi-
cal programs are now in place in
the areas of vascular and laparo-
scopic surgery with Dr. Nami and
Dr. Loyola joining the Raulerson


staff.
Another area of healthcare
service has been added to the
hospital team with the addition
of gynecological physician and
surgeon Dr. James Bradfield,
who came to the area in October.
The'guest speaker also dis-
cussed the subject of expanding
Raulerson Hospital, and moving
Sthe facility from its current site to
another. He said that talks about
any expansion plans are still in
the preliminary stages with no
new site for the hospital having
been named.
At the present tine, he added,
the hospital is somewhat
See Hospital Page 2


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Raulerson Hospital Administrator Robert Lee was the guest
speaker at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting. Mr. Lee spoke to
club members about the strides being made at the hospital
to better serve the needs of the local community.


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News Briefs

Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1
The Okeechobee 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
follows: 4 percent on payments
made Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent
on payments made Dec. 1 Dec.
31; 2 percent on payments made
Jan. 1, 2006 -Jan. 31, 2006; 1 per-
cent on payments made Feb. 1,
2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and, net if
paid in March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-
3421.

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons -
$31,100; four persons $34,550;
five persons $37,300; six per-
sons $40,100; seven persons -
$42,850; and, eight persons -
$45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The 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-
rott Ave.
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 ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, 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, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the del-
egation'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 legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3:

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA,
rural housing service, can now


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

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


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said Jews could not teach, and
they couldn't be doctors or
lawyers. Non-Jews who patron-
ized Jewish businesses were
punished.
"He made life impossible,"
Mr. Feigl said of Hitler's oppres-
sion of Jews.
Even though Hitler saw Judi-
asm as a race, Mr. Feigl said it
was a religion, and noted that
the late black entertainer Sammy
Davis, Jr. converted to the Jewish
faith.
In 1937, Mr. Feigl's father
decided to move to German-
speaking Vienna, Austria, where
he felt it would be safer. Then,
Hitler annexed Austria and all of
his anti-Jewish laws came to
Austria.
Fortunately, his father trav-
eled extensively on his job and
had a passport. Almost
overnight, the family moved to
French-speaking Brussels, Bel-
gium, in 1938 when he was 9
years old. Belgium was a neutral
country.
In about six months, Mr. Feigl
learned to speak French.
Then in 1939, Hitler invaded
Poland. In May of 1940, when he
was Mr. Feigl was 11, Hitler
attacked Belgium. One day his
father went to work and was
asked for his papers. When the


"If you don't speak up, some day you may be the
one bullied and no one will speak up for you."
Peter Feigl,
German born Jew


police saw he had German iden-
tification papers, they thought he
was a German paratrooper and
he was arrested.
Mr. Feigl, his mother and
grandmother fled to keep from
being caught between the Ger-
mans and the Allies. They made
it to Paris where his aunt lived.
His mother did not like the air
raids in Paris so they went to the
south of France, where the
police took them to a French
concentration camp.
Although the French concen-
tration camp was not a "death
camp" like the German concen-
tration camps, conditions were
still deplorable. He said the
French considered them as Ger-
mans and therefore as enemies.
There were 11,000 to 12,000
people in the camp.
They slept on straw that was
replaced once a week, and they
lived on meager offerings of
food. They were hungry and suf-
fered from lice, fleas and bed-
bugs.
"It was an awful place to be
in," Mr. Feigl asserted.
Fortunately, he and his moth-
er only stayed there about six
weeks before the Germans
came.


On June 22, 1940, France fell
to the German Army. That was
when his mother bluffed her
way out of the concentration
camp. She went up to the Ger-
man officer in charge of the
detail inspecting the concentra-
tion camp and yelled, "Heil
Hitler, I am a German citizen."
She presented her German
citizenship papers and demand-
ed to be released from the camp.
The officer put him and his
mother in a taxi and they trav-
eled north 60 or 70 miles to the
town of Auch. They could go no
farther because they were told
Germans were on the other side
of town.
Here a convent took them in.
The nuns in the convert were the
first of many people who took
the risk of helping Mr. Feigl, he
said.
If not for the nuns, he told the
class, he would not be here
today.
His mother was able to locate
his father who had been sent to
another concentration camp.
His father was very sick and was
sent away from the camp on
convalescent leave.
So the family was united once
more. In August of 1942, while


Mr. Feigl was in a summer camp
some distance from where they
were living, both his parents
were arrested.
Quakers, or members of the
Society of Friends a pacifist
Christian sect ran the summer
camp.
He never saw his parents
again and later learned they
were sent to Auschwitz.
Here again someone put
themselves in danger to help Mr.
Feigl. On three different occa-
sions someone from the police
called the camp to say they were
going to pick up the Jewish boy
and that he had better be in bed
sick. Therefore, each time the
police came, he was in bed and
too sick to be moved.
On Nov. 11, 1942, the Quak-
ers were about to put him on a
ship from Marseille, a seaport in
.the south of France, when the
Germans stopped the ship from
sailing because the Allies had
invaded North Africa.
On that date Mr. Feigl wrote in
his diary," Good bye, America".
He was hidden by the Quak-
ers and sent to the French village
of Le Chambon Sur Lignon. This
was a village of 5,000
Huguenots, or French Protes-
tants. During the war, Mr. Feigl
said this village was responsible
for the hiding or safe conduct of
5,000 people most were Jews.
A woman of the town was
once on her way to church car-
rying her Bible. Mr. Feigl said she


was asked why she risked her
life to help so many people.
"It's the right thing to do. It's
in the Books," she said, holding
up her Bible.
The Huguenots gave him
false French identity papers and
sent him to nearby by village to
attend high school. In May 1944,
the German SS occupied the
town so he took a train to the
Swiss border where he was
helped into Switzerland, another
neutral country.
"For me, the war ended once
I was in Switzerland," Mr. Feigl
asserted.
In 1946, he joined his grand-
mother-and aunt in New York.
"I'm telling you, I'm standing
before you because a lot of peo-
ple took risks to save me," he
said to the fourth graders.
He went on to bring his mes-
sage home by stating that every-
one has either been bullied, or
watched someone being bullied.
"You shouldn't just stand by
and watch," he said to the
youngsters.
He said that Hitler killed 6 mil-
lion people while the world
watched.
"If you don't speak up, some
day you may be the one bullied
and no one will speak up for
you," he said.
When asked why the Ger-
mans treated Jews this way, Mr.
Feigl replied: "It's called preju-
dice."


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said.
"It's not 100 percent our
fault," said Ms. Copeland. "The
check got to the wrong depart-
ment. We didn't want to see the
water being cut off. We felt this
was not the proper avenue for
the water company to take."
She went on to say her com-
pany tried to pay the bill by cred-


it card, but OUA would not
accept that type of payment.
OUA Finance Director Marita
Rice corroborated part of Ms.
Copeland's explanation.
"We are not set up to accept
a credit card," said Ms. Rice.
"But we will accept direct
debit."
Ms. Rice went on to explain
that Banyon did send a check
overnight to take care of the bill.
OUA records show that the
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at 10:49 a.m. on Nov. 9. Howev-
er, the check did not include the
$162.54 owed by Banyon for the
penalty and shut off. fees. That
payment was received on Nov.
10. Still, once the $515.41 was
received, OUA restored water
service to the Commons.
"On the day I received the
check (Nov. 9) I called them
(Banyon) because the check still
had the stub on it and it was
dated Oct. 24," explained Ms.
Rice.
Ms. Rice also took issue with
Ms. Copeland's statement on the
posting of the check by saying it
was posted on the day it was
received.
"At OUA we do not hold
checks," said Ms. Rice. "We
never go home unless all the
mail is opened and the checks
are posted."
In a closer look at OUA's
records, the water was shut off
two other times this year to the
Commons for non payment -
Feb. 7 and March 8.
When asked, Ms. Copeland
said she wasn't aware of those
two disconnections.
"This (Nov. 8) was the first
one I knew about," said the
Banyon executive.
Besides the prior times water
service to the Commons was
discontinued for non-payment,
OUA records indicate Banyon
has had to pay late penalties
seven times since December of
2003.


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"cramped" with all of its new tech-
nology and personnel but "grow-
ing pains" were being felt within
the hospital.
In other Rotary Club business:
Rotarian Mike Costopoulos
told fellow club members in the
Rotary Minute about projects that
were carried out during the 1980s.
He continued by highlighting
three of the community-based
projects including taking Girl
Scout cookies to the local nursing
home, singing to nursing home-
bound senior citizens during the
holiday season and a Christmas


party that includes children living
at the Real Life Children's Ranch at
which each child receives a gift.
All of these, he said, were spon-
sored by the local Rotary Club.
*Rotary Club members Christy
Crawford, club president Lonnie
Kirsch and fellow club member
Karen Bowers are in the process of
distributing approximately 600 dic-
tionaries to local third grade stu-
dents. Each student will receive a
grade appropriate dictionary with a
label inside that indicates that the
Dictionaries for Third Graders pro-
gram is a recurring project spon-
sored by the local Rotary Club.
Rotary Club meets every Tues-
day at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Avenue.


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 18, 2005


Everglades wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving


Kindergarten
Mrs. Hawk, Mrs. Hubner, and
Mrs. Smith would like to welcome
Mrs. Greeson to Everglades kinder-
garten team. We are so glad to have
her join us. Our classes have been
learning about the letter "Ff" and
"Gg." On Friday, we
will be wearing
funny feet and
goofy glasses.
Mrs.
Moore's class
really enjoyed
making their goofy
glasses. We are working hard on
our letters and sounds so that we
can blend sounds for an, at, and
am family words. We are also
learning about Thanksgiving and
Pilgrims.
Ms. Snyder's class is learning
with many new letters and songs.
We enjoyed donuts with Mr. D. and
wrote about our experience in our
journals. We have many activities
coming with learning about the dif-
ferent seasons.
Mrs. Noonan's class has fun
wearing goofy glasses for our letter
"G", and making donuts for the let-
ter "D". We are learning to write
and recognize numbers to 10 and
many new letters and sight words,
as well.
The students in Mrs. Cassels'
kindergarten are learning the scien-
tific principle. Last week, we were
featured on the morning
announcements by explaining
how we begin the scientific princi-
ple You have to ask a question!
Mrs. Cassels and Brianna Thomas
explained it to us.
Happy Birthday to Brianna and
Kyle-who turned six years old.
We are learning about being
thankful making thankful
turkeys. Last week we wore goofy
goggles and we will wear funny
feet to celebrate letters "F" and "G."
Second Grade
Mrs. White's class is excited to
be working on their writings for the


"Student Treasures" books. Also,
they are looking forward to the
Thanksgiving crafts they will be
doing before the holiday. They will
be doing many special literacy
activities this week in honor of
National Children's Book Week.
We are delighted to have Mr. Sam
Smith as our guest reader this
week!
Mrs. Brady's class is writing a
class book of poems! It is very
exciting! We are looking forward to
dressing up like Johnny Appleseed
for Character Day on Friday. Happy
Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Claypool's class is finishing
up with our, "If I were a..." books.
It is exciting to know that it will be a
real book! Be sure to ask us what
we would be. Congratulations to
Briana, Kyla, Josie, Kendall and
Colton for 100 percent Club this
week!! We will listen to Principhl
Ard for our guest reader this week!
Mrs. Wright's class is currently
reading about, "The Secret Life of
Trees". Our math lessons are on
subtracting two digit numbers. We
have spent our science/social stud-
ies time writing our class book
about "Aliens."
Ms. Stokes class is working hard
on their "Student Treasures" book.
Second Grade Super Heroes! They
are eager to see their writings and
illustrations published into a real
book. They definitely will be treas-
ured for a lifetime. We also want to
welcome Mrs. Sally Wibbels as our
guest reader on Friday. The same
day everyone will be dressing up as
their favorite book character.
During this time of Thanksgiv-
ing, Ms. Stokes wants to say "thank
you" to all my parents for their sup-
port in the classroom. But, most
importantly,
for the love and encouragement
that they give to their children.
Mrs. Reuter's class is enjoying
the process of working on their
book. They have discovered that
revising and editing are all part of
the process.
We are looking forward to hav-


ing Mr. Sam Smith as our guest
reader.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and
all! May we always be thankful for
our many blessings of living in the
great land of the U.S.A. Thank you
Veterans for our freedom!
Third grade
In Mrs. Duncan's class, we all
continue to work very hard while
awaiting the Thanksgiving holiday.
In math, we completed our chapter
on money. Now we are working on
time. Parents, please practice this
important skill at home. Many chil-
dren struggle with this concept;
your reinforcement of it at home
will help the children very much. In
reading, we are still working on
building our fluency, test taking
strategies, and FCAT skills. Keep
reading at home each night. We
will also be discussing cooperation
and sharing by reading and making
"Stone Soup." Big thanks to Mrs.
Sandra Duncan for volunteering to
help cook this yummy treat for us! I
would like to say one last "GREAT
JOB" to all the boys and girls who
participated in the PTO program.
Mrs. Tilton's class is beginning
the math chapter on telling time.
Please look for the parent letter in
your student's purple folder and
review the fun math skills sheets
attached to it.
We will be enjoying the spirit of
the Thanksgiving holidays by read-
ing the book "Stone Soup," then
making and sharing our own soup
in the classroom. I am very proud
of all the students who performed
at the PTO Thanksgiving Program.
Check out our classroom web
site at http://schoolnotes.com/
34974/tilton.html. Remember to
read for 20 minutes every night and
practice your 5, 10, 9, and 3 times
tables.
Mrs. Jan Watford's class is work-
ing hard on elapsed time. This
week we plan to make pumpkin
pies in order to help understand
elapsed time a little better. Thanks
to all the third grade students who


practiced hard for the PTO pro-
gram. Thanks to all the parents for
coming to our PTO program also.
Please read every night with your
child.
Literacy Council
The Literacy Council is celebrat-
ing reading school-wide. For the
week of Nov. 14-18, Everglades cel-
ebrated "National Children's Book
Week." During the week, we wel-
comed many guest readers. A big
thanks goes out to Lee Dixon, Mary
Hurley, Dr. Pat Cooper, Lonnie
Kirsch, Joni Ard, Billy Ball, Wendy
Padgett, Regina Hamrick, Sam
Smith, Sandra Duncan, Russ
Brown, Debbi Johnson, and Sally
Wibbels. The students enjoyed lis-
tening to these volunteer readers.
Also during Book-Week, the stu-
dents enjoyed guest readers on the
morning announcements, book
reviews offered by fourth and fifth
grade readers. There was school-
wide silent reading, and a character
dress up day. On this day, the stu-
dents could choose to dress like
their favorite character from chil-
dren's literature.
Thank you to all of the classes
that participated in October's Liter-
acy Display. A HUGE thank you to
the third graders for their perform-
ance at PTO.
Everglades Elementary School
is pleased to announce the Stu-
dents of the Week for the week of
Nov. 14-18.
The student in Mrs. Hollin's
class was James Misner, in Mrs.
Murrish's class, the student of the
week was Daniel Ruiz, Mrs.
Laskey's class, Kitana Lapp, Mrs.
Wisecarver's class, the recipient
was Devon Jones, Mrs. Osuldsen's
student of the week was Jakeb
Blevins, Mrs. Parrish's class named
Travis Williams as this week's win-
ner and in Mrs. Bartlett's class, the
student of the week was Owen
Hicks.
Thank you to all of our very spe-
cial students of the week. We are
very proud of all ofyou!


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13, marked the end of the "Food for
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(DFS) program delivered in all 12
counties impacted by Hurricane
Wilma by the Florida Department
of Children and Families (DCF).
After Wilma ripped through South
Florida, DCF quickly provided relief
by launching the "Food for Florida"
program which included early
release of November benefits,
replacement and supplement ben-
efits for current program recipients,
along with the disaster food stamp
program forvictims of the storm.
An essential partner in Florida's


recovery process, DCF will have
infused nearly $400 million in ben-
efits by the holidays into the com-
munities impacted by Wilma. The
"Food for Florida" program was
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Indian River, Okeechobee, Collier,
Glades, Hendry, Lee, Palm Beach,
Broward, Miami-Dade, and Mon-
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"Again this year, the DCF team
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Community Events

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 S stern 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.
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.
Collaborative council meeting set
SThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday,
Nov. 22, starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the board-
room at the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond 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 Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.




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will be shipped their EBT cards
before Thanksgiving.
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good for 90 days from the date of
issuance and must be used during
that time. Regular fobd stamp
recipients and those eligible for the
"Food for Florida" Program may
use their benefits to purchase hot
prepared foods through Nov. 30.
This rule change will help those
who lost their homes and cooking
equipment and/or electrical power
as a result of the hurricane.
DCF automatically replaced 50
percent of the October benefits
and eligible households were
able to receive extra benefits (a
supplement) in November to
bring their amount to the maxi-
mum .for their household size.
The DFS program allowed Floridi-
ans who had.been impacted by
Hurricane Wilma to receive food
stamp benefits if they didn't exc-
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to okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973. Com-
ments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
Social Security: Here we are in need of more money on our Social
Security checks, and what does the government do? It raises our
deductible on our coverage. They are trying to cut more from us, and
we as seniors get less and less all the time. It is a shame that the govern-
ment as politicians don't get the same retirement benefits as the normal
person does. They have their own retirement program that most sen-
iors don't have, as far as Social Security is concerned. They get the same
pay as when in office and have unlimited medical benefits.,We have to
pay for our prescriptions and do without proper food, or get food and
do without proper medications. Sounds like a great deal for the politi-
cians but bad for the normal people. It is not just this administration,
but has been this way for years. Let's face it, being a normal citizen
doesn't matter anymore. We are a number and that is it. If we expire,
well that is too bad, life goes on, but if it happens to a politician, well
then the whole story changes. It is called democracy in the great USA.
Just a little food for thought.

Be prepared: I am sick of hearing people complain about local gov-
ernment or FEMA doing such a bad job delivering assistance after the
hurricanes! Does anyone remember the old fable of the "Grasshopper
and the Ant"? The moral of the story is prepare and help yourself. Stop
waiting on and depending on everyone else doing it for you. Hurricane
Frances taught my family a valuable lesson. We purchased a generator
after Frances and were prepared for Jean. It made things more livable
while the power companies got things back to normal. Over the past year
we have planned and purchased items to make things easier for genera-
tor hookup i.e.: heavy duty drop cords, extra gas cans, etc.

Generators: It is all good and well to tell people they should buy gener-
ators, but some of us live from paycheck to paycheck, just scraping by,
and in this town the paychecks are not very big. Not everyone can afford
to buy a generator. The biggest problem we had after Wilma was getting
ice to keep our food cold until the power came back on. I have kids and
was trying to keep milk cold for them, and a few cold cuts to make sand-
wiches, as they got really tired of eating peanut butter. The ice we got
before the storm was melting by the second day, so that was a problem. I
don't want to complain, but it would be helpful if the emergency folks
could provide ice and water in more locations so it is easier for people to
get after the storms. I don't expect money or food. But ice and water are
needed until supplies are available at the stores.

Mosquito control: I was calling in about the mosquito control in Okee-
chobee. I was told by a certain agency that the funds for mosquito control
in the county were given to county judges throughout the county who
need to spray. Where does this money go? I don't remember anyone
spraying for mosquitoes around here in a long time. The account set up
for funding mosquito control, is this public information? If so, can we find
out where this money for mosquito control has gone in the last five to six
years? If a county judge is the only one who has the right to disburse that
money, it should definitely be public information. Could you please find
out where the money has gone? ditor's Note: Thanks for calling. County
judges in Florida do not disburse funds. We asked County Administrator
George Long about mosquito control funds. He said that last year there
was funding through the health department for a one-time situation to
spray for mosquitoes following last year's hurricanes. The county was
sprayed at that time. Other than that, he said there have been no funds
appropriated for mosquito control in Okeechobee County.


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Community Events

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 photo-
graph. For information or to schedule a sitting, call Martha's House
at (863) 763-2893.

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 spon-
sored by: Bridgette Waldau Graphic Design; Destiny Reef Enter-
prises; 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 Christ-
mas 2005 campaign. For information, call (863) 634-2306 or (863)
763-3437.





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Guest Commentary



Using energy wisely by peak shifting


The time of day when electricity
is used can make a big difference to
Florida, and ultimately, to you. By
practicing "peak shifting" shift-
ing the time of day when you use
Such household appliances as your
washing machine, vacuum or dish-
washer you can help reduce
electric demand during peak times
of the day, thereby reducing the
overall cost of power in Florida.
A consumer's demand for
electricity is influenced by the
electricity used by the electricity-
consuming appliances in his or
her home or business, and the
extent to which those appliances
are used. The "load" that a utility
must supply, meanwhile, is the
total of all customers' electric
demand. Because customers use
electricity in different amounts at
different times of the day, the load
changes over the course of the
day, week and the year, as well as
with changes in the weather.

How does a utility
meet the demand
for electricity?
A utility may generate electricity,


purchase power from other utili-
ties, or utilize a combination of
both. Unlike most products, elec-
tricity cannot be stored after it is
produced; it must be generated at
the time of demand. Therefore,
there are "peak" periods of the day
during which utilities must produce
additional electricity to meet the
demands of their customers. To
meet this additional demand for
electricity, utilities often use "peak-
ing generators." These peaking
generators, which burn oil or natu-
ral gas to produce electricity, are
brought on line only at peak peri-
ods of the day, and run for short
periods of time. While peaking
generators generally cost less to
build than other types of genera-
tors, they also have relatively high
fuel costs because they are typically
much less efficient in the use fuel.

How does all this
affect the cost of
electricity?
Your electric rates include the
cost for the generating units (if
any) that a utility owns and oper-
ates, the cost of fuel for those


Upcoming Events


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 per-
sons 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 Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located
at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471- -
9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on the
third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., at 11:30 a.m. fornetworking. The lunch will be at noon. Women should
bring business cards and information to promote their business. The meet-
ing provides networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact Robin Del-
gado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-
help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicat-
ing drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's
an open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. ParrottAve. It will be a closed discussion.


units, the cost of power pur-
chased from other utilities, and
the cost of any conservation or
load management programs
offered by the utility. Reducing
the total amount of electricity you
use reduces your bill. In addition,
reducing electric use at peak
times of the day, or peak shifting,
saves expensive fuel that would
-otherwise be used in a peaking
unit. That translates into savings
for all customers of that utility.

How do I practice
peak shifting?
Use electric appliances such
as washing machines, clothes
dryers, dishwashers and vacu-
ums during non-peak hours,
when possible.
Generally, the BEST times to
use electric appliances in Florida
are as follows:
Winter: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
and 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Summer:
Midnight until noon and 8 p.m.
until midnight.
Generally, the WORST times
to use electric appliances in Flori-
da as follows:
Winter: 6 a.m. until 10 a.m.


and 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Summer:
Noon until 8 p.m.
Some utilities offer "load man-
agement" programs to help
reduce demand during peak peri-
ods. Under such programs, a par-
ticipating customer agrees to
allow the utility to control the
flow of electricity to certain larger
electric appliances, such as heat
pumps or water heaters, that are
not needed by the customer at
peak times of the day.
Call your local electric utility
for tips on using energy wisely,
and to find out about any load
management or conservation
programs that may be offered.
Call the Florida Public Service
Commission at 1-(800) 342-3552
for more information on energy
conservation, or visit us at
www.floridapsc.com.
Editor's Note: Braulio L. Baez
is the Chairman of the Florida
Public Service Commission. The
PSC sets the rates regulated utili-
ty companies charge for natural
gas, electric and telephone serv-
ice within the state. In 36 coun-
ties, it sets the price for the water
you drink, if your water company
is privately owned.


Community Events


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.
Clerk's office to host luncheon
The office of the Clerk of Circuit Court will close from noon until
1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, for the annual employee holiday
luncheon. The office will reopen to the public at 1:30 p.m.
NES to host fall festival
North Elementary will host their famous fall festival Friday, Nov.
18, from 5 until 8 p.m. There will be games, prizes, horse rides, a
silent auction, face painting, book fair, sand art, and a cake walk.
There will be sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, barbeque sand-
wiches and more.

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 Fri-
day, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-3519.






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Local cowgirl selected to all-star rodeo team


Leaders of the National High
School Rodeo Association
(NHSRA), the oldest youth rodeo
organization in America, appoint-
ed Autumn DeCarlo to the Wran-
gler High School All Star Rodeo
Team, the first-ever corporate-
sponsored youth rodeo team.
The mission of the NHSRA is to
help today's young people
become responsible, dedicated
adults through the sport of rodeo.
High school rodeo has come a
long way since its start as a single
event held in Halletsville, Texas in
1947. It now features over 10,000
members and 1,250 sanctioned
rodeos in 39 states, five Canadian
provinces, and Australia.
The Wrangler High School All
Star Rodeo Team is fashioned after
Wrangler's Champion Pro Rodeo
Team, which includes superstars
like Ty Murray, Joe Beaver, Dan
Mortensen, Charmayne James


Special to Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School
rodeo team member Autumn
DeCarlo has been selected to
the Wrantler High School All
Star Rodeo team.
and Hall-of-Famer Jim Shoulders.
Ms. DeCarlo earned a position
on the Wrangler High School All
Star Rodeo Team based on leader-
ship qualities, academic eligibility


and athletic achievements.
"We are excited to again this
year expand Wrangler's rodeo
sponsorship program at the high
school level," said Karl Stressman,
special events manager for Wran-
gler Rodeo. "As always, it gives us a
tremendous sense of pride to asso-
ciate the Wrangler brand with
promising young men and
women. We're confident each
member of the team will be an
outstanding goodwill ambassador
for the sport of rodeo."
Members of the Wrangler High
School All Star Rodeo Team
receive official competition appar-
el consisting of Wrangler Twenty X
shirts embroidered with the team
logo and two pairs of competition
jeans. In addition, team members
receive an official team certificate
signed by rodeo greats Jim Shoul-
ders and Ty Murray.
"Wrangler's NHSRA sponsor-


ship is a natural extension of our
professional and collegiate rodeo
programs," said Karl Stressman,
director of Special Events for
Wrangler. "We are confident the
NHSRA partnership will reinforce
Wrangler brand loyalty with the
youth market."
"The NSHRA owes much of its
success to the support of its
national sponsors," said Kent Stur-
man, general manager of the
NHSRA, "and we are excited to
have a prominent company like
Wrangler once again step forward
to help us meet the ever increas-
ing challenges facing our young
people today. Cowboys can
always depend on Wrangler to
support the infrastructure of
rodeo, and our members are
thrilled to have Wrangler as a
sponsor and are proud to wear
their products in and out of the
competition arena."


Okee-Tantie Team Trail Classic is this weekend


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Larry Crossman, tournament
director for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail, has announced the 30 teams
that qualified to compete in this
weekend's Classic bass tourna-
ment at Okee-Tantie Marina. Boats
will take to the water at safe light
and return for weigh-ins beginning
at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 and
Sunday, Nov. 20.
Those teams who qualified for
this annual Classic are (1) Justin
Schwier and Juan Ruiz; (2) John
Burke and Val Osinski; (3) Larry
and Cody Wright; (4) Jeff Krall and


Randy Krall (sub); (5) Dave Turner
and Doug Harris; (6) Mike Holland
and Kermit Russell; (7) Donnie
Biggs & John Miller; (8) Bill Rose
and Craig Smith; (9) Gregg Norling
and Gerry Califano; (10) Bill Troyer
and Rick Sawvell; (11) Earl Eller-
bee and Gary Niemi; (12) Doug
and Josh Vest; (Ronald Rodgers
and George Rodgers (sub); (14)
Tom Morse and Rob Burns; (15)
cancelled; (16) Brent Propst and
Byron Childers; (17) Bob Stafford
and Keith Perron; (18) cancelled;
(19) Greg Scherer and Jimmy
Helms; (20) Chris Close and Tony
DeVoss; (21) Curtis Lewis and
Steve Fairtrace; (22) Pat Dravo and


Terry Frisenda; (23) Jack Marshall
and Jeff Simes (sub); (24) Carmen
Patti and Jim Hurlock; (25) John
and Tom Kappauf; (26) Kenneth
Atchley and Mark Linn; (27) Mike
Frost and Rodney Mellette; (28)
Barry Cummins and Kemp
Krueger; (29) Herb Bringger and
Ken Goodwien; (30) George
Greene and Jimmy Burke; Alter-
nates (31) Glen and Kenneth King
and (34) John Supley and ? (sub).
The Trail will host its annual
pre-Classic banquet and meeting
on Friday, Nov. 18 at the American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. 2nd
Street. The doors will open for the
banquet at 7:30 p.m. for drinks and


socializing. At that time there will
be a cash bar. Dinner will be served
at 8 p.m. Two dinners per team will
be served at no charge. Any extra
dinners will be $13 each. Sponsors
will also receive two dinners at no
charge, but must pay $13 each for
any extras.
At least one member of each
team must attend the meeting. Any
substitutes who will be fishing
must fill out an entry form at that
time.
For information about the ban-
quet or the tournament contact
Larry Crossman, tournament
director at the Wanta Linga Motel
(863) 763-1020.


South Fork Bulldogs net 61-52 hoop win over OHS


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The finals of the Brahman varsi-
ty basketball team's annual Tip-Off
Classic took place on Wednesday
evening at the Okeechobee High
School gym pitting the Brahmans


against the Bulldogs of South Fork
When the dust had settled, the Bull-
dogs returned to South Fork with a
61-52 win over the Brahmans.
The team from South Fork had
three team members (Grubbs-17;
McCarthy-17 and Graham-14) with
double digit scoring while the Brah-


mans had only one. The Brah-
mans' sophomore Timmy
Williams scored a three-pointer in
the first period; four points in the
second and third periods and five
points in the fourth period to lead
the Brahman team with 16 points.
The Bulldogs led the Brahmans


at the end of the first period 16-11.
They continued to hold onto the
lead 27-22 at the half. By the end of
the third period they were up 48-41.
In the fourth period the Brah-
mans scored another 10 points but
could not overcome the Bulldog
lead. The final score was 61-52.
The Brahmans begin their regu-
lar season on Monday when they
travel to Moore Haven to take on
both the Terrier junior varsity and
varsity teams. The junior varsity
game will begin at 6 p.m. The varsi-
ty will take to the court at 7:30 p.m.
The Brahmans' first home
game will be on Nov. 22 against
Inlet Grove. The junior varsity game
will begin at 6 p.m., followed b1:, Ii ,i
as l) milch-mil-liipal, 7l p m.
The 'leshmern teanm will also
play on Nov. 22. They will meet
Walker Memorial Academy at 4:30
p.m. at the Brahman gym.


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Fifth place
The Robert Coleman team placed fifth in last weekend's Skip Bryant Memorial Golf Tour-
nament at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. Team members were (left to right)
Robert Coleman, Russ Brown, Harry Tewksbury and Bobby Steiert. The tournament was
sponsored by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Lunker's Sports Grill team
(Left to right) Red Altman, Doug Vest, Bernie Kircher and Richard Vest made up the Lunk-
er's Sports Grill team that placed ninth in last weekend's Skip Bryant Memorial Golf Tour-
nament at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The one-day tournament was spon-
sored by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 18,
through Thursday, Nov. 24, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Harry Potter and the
Goblet of Fire" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:45, & 7:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,4:45
and, 7:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:20 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:20, 7, and
9:20 p.m. I
Theatre Ill- "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 at 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III Beginning Wednes-
day, Nov. 23, "Yours, Mine, and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
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Ad Litem program
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This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
these children.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
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married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
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Coast Guard Auxiliary
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Since its creation by Congress
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500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
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every year. For information, call
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service for those patrons with e-
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LITTLE BROWN DOG Vic of
Basswood. Male. Please call
to identify. (863)467-8041
PIGEON- Off white & rusty red.
Banded (Blue), Found in Ft
Drum area Cemetery Road
(863)763-0966
PIT MIX DOG young female,
light tan. Very gentle. Found
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify.
(239)657-2605
SMALL DOG Okeechobee
area (863)763-1997


REDISH HUNTING DOG- fe-
male, w/notch in ear. Orange
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward
WEDDING RING, REWARD
solitaire 1K w/wrap,near Wal-
Mart Caribean, Sawgrass
863-983-6393,.561-261-0267
YELLOW LAB, Female w/red
collar? Lost in the vic. of Tay-
lor Rental area. Dear pet. $100
Reward. (863)763-0503


WASHER- Whirlpool, you pick
up. (863)467-3643.



Estate Sale
OKEE.- Fri., Sat. & Sun. Nov.
18th, 19th & 20th, 3176
Hwy 710, Women's, Baby &
Household Items.



HUGE 4 FAMILY SALE!
S.W. OKEECHOBBE,
Saturday, November 19th,
8am-2pm, 1003 SW. 5th Ave.
Adult & Children's Clothing,.
Small Kitchen Appliances,
Books, Knick Knacks & more!



OKEECHOBEE- Fri & Sat, Nov
S18th & 19th, 8am-?, 1116
& 1300 SW 44th Blvd in
Palm Village Ranch (off SW
16th Ave)


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Big Sale
OKEECHOBEE, Sat. Nov. 19th,
8am-1pm, 1832 SW 23rd
Terr., Near Intersection 24th
Ave & 16th St. Teenage
items, Clothing, Household
items & Much Morel



OKEECHOBEE, Thurs., 11/17,
Fri., 11/18 & Sat., 11/19,
8am til ?, 5889 NE 2nd St.,
Christmas Items, Some
Tools, Misc. Furniture.

Employment


Employment -
Full-Time- 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part- ime 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A-SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY GOOD PAY
(863)467-9800
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm
A/C Company
looking for motivated
Installers/Helpers.
Good pay, benefits.
DFW. (863)763-8391
AGRICULTURAL MECHANIC
Experience.& references
required. Palm City, FL.
(772)260-1577


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All County Ambulance
has FT and PT
openings for
EMTs & Paramedics.
Exc. wages, benefits.
Call (772)465-1111




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
1111 S. ParrotAve.

CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
CONTROL DESK
P/T or F/T position.
(863)610-0852
DIESEL MECHANIC
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown,
772-597-2000Ext.19
FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER
for Construction Company
located in Okeechobee County.
Must have a working'
knowledge of computerized
job costing, reconciliations
and AIA billing. A working-
knowledge of Percentage of
Completion accounting
would be a plus. Salary
commensurate w/experience.
Fax resume to 954-969-4937
or email to bgcpascaol.com


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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


DOMINO'S PIZZA IN OKEECHOBEE IS NOW HIRING
* Drivers
High gas prices? No worries! Our mileage reimbursement
goes up with the gas prices! Work part time hours make
full time pay -take CA$H home daily.
* Customer Service Representatives
Assist the Management Team in performing Customer
service and production tasks. If you are people oriented and
energetic, we'd like to hear from you!
Join the Winning Team apply in person at the
Okeechobee location!


FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER


for Construction Company located
in Okeechobee County.
Must have a working knowledge of computerized
job costing, reconciliations and AIA billing.
A working knowledge of Percentage of
Completion accounting would be a plus.
Salary commensurate w/experience.


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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
Equipment Operators
Needed Loader & Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818-2521
EXPERIENCED TRACTOR
DRIVER WANTED
Must have transportation.
Call Mark @ (863)634-3257
F/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Experienced necessary.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shop
105 NW 5th St.


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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
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min.1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001,9-5
Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC Must have tools.
Apply at 712 N. Parrott Ave.
No Calls
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586


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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

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
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NOW HIRING: Foreman and
Labors for Construction Com-
pany. Must have experience
In Steel building and Ag
Buildings. Pay based on expe-
rence. Benefits available Bilin-
gual a plus. Applications
accepted @ Morton Ag. Cont.
2930 Hwy 710, Okeechobee.

SALES CONSULTANT
Area's Fastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RVs.
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
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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HELP WANTED
Full/Time
Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
References required.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.




Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

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

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
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High School Math, English, Spanish,
Elementary. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477


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ger Eng. FrT benefits, excel-
lent pay. Puorl S. Lucie
17721:1439;87
SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
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1863)655-2940
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Money Lendeis 310
Tax Prepa ration 315




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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.
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doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise thal
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with Ihe Better
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complaints.
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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.


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



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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
'Applinces 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
Cdlns/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toyst Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR COND- 10 ion Carrier
riealinq :oolring, asking
$1300 1(63)163-2663 or
801-1245 cli.
AIR CONDITIONER -05 ork
S5 Ion pal.a)e unit w' heat
1075 1544 13j)9-8659


COOK STOVE. Anrique, Wood
Burning, Ectelleni condllion.
$300 (8631675-4858
ICE BOX, Early 1900's. 3 Door
GooI onrdi rin 1.250
1863167554858
MERSMAN TABLE- Numbered
in line cndiion $125.
i8631763.7989
WHISKEY JUG- Old Timing 5
] l Very hnreavy irok.
Gray. brown $50 Firm
l13j6946-1896


DRYER- GE, while runs good
75 (86731675-0104 La
Belle
MAYTAG DRYER Neplune in-
Iellidry while 1.250
1863)801-1836
MICROWAVE Works good
.10 (8631763-5120 aft 3
pm


RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
RANGE, Whirlpool, Electric,
30", self cleaning. Almond
w/black glass door. Like
new. $100. (863)824-0095
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 j
REFRIGERATOR: Whirlpool,
26 cu. ft., Side by Side, Al-
mond. Like new. $200.
(863)824-0095
WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
white, Heavy duly $200 for
both o) wili separate.
(863)763-5084
WASHER/DRYER white,
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
(850)519-2160 LaBelle
WASHING MACHINE Ken.
imiore New, super capacity A
Must See' 5175
(8631,57.2891 aner 4pm
WATER DISPENSER Alpine
wi one S i jlin tionile in I od
c:onaiion $50 8631946.019


BICYCLES 121 Scritin 1
iTan3 1 ldi ie, billion ares
5 spa i 75 for boii.
(863)763-7613




SCHWINN, 1955- Original
cc indiiorn. $900.
18631)467-5756.


PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces
1311 long $ 13;0
18316;5-8;60
Windows, (71, vinyl clad. van-
ous sres, 311 new. $280 will
sell separately
18631467-1965



VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES
(1) wooden 241 48" w i!ov.
ers '80 8ib63)763-0266


WINTER OUTFITS- Boys 3
piece, Greal lor pictures,
Size 0-3 mo. i6-1210s) $5
(8631763-6131


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appro, 44 yrs
old. Rare items 115011 all or
besloffer 863-824-3358
RECORD COLLECTION Vinyl
EcleCfii' election 100+
Somelhrng lir everyone' $100
for all 18631763-5792
TARA- Scarletts Firsl Love,
part ci Siarlels World col-
le orin, w/ Cer oft Aurh $20
(8631261-1153

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COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP. MS Ollice. key-
board mouse, monitor,
$1175 1863)843-0158
GATEWAY includes desk &
printer Runs Windows XP
$300 or best oiler
(8631673-1877
PHOTO PRINTER 785EPX
Epson. wi2 new ink carlindg.
es color & black 5150
(863)763-3679
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BEDROOM SET- 5 piece.
dresser w/nulch, bureau,
nightland, head/tool board
$500 neg 1863)824-8703
Cabinet, oak iinsn. ior DVD &
VHS lapes, 19"w'39"n,.31"d,
locking doI doors. $50
1863)763-2458
COUCH Pink. bean shaped
couch, eames styledl Excel-
lent Cond $225
(8631697-1782


DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine..finish $150
(772)597-2470
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base 4 chairs.
$300 or siil 'offer
(863)824-3319
DR TABLE & 6 LADDER BACK
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion. 100 1863 iF6.5-7306.
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
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
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
King size,, good cond.,
$100 (863)763-2458
OAK DESK excellent ondi,
1ion $300 14101883-3612
RECLINER- Dark blue lGood
conditions 1.30
(8631357.0125
SOFA Large. in good counai-
lion $150 or oesl oiler
1863)824-331y
SOFA- Craftwork Guild lloral
print. (cmelbac 180
(863)983-7775
STEREO CABINET igrni
wood. glass ior., 20" wide
48"tall $15 (863)467-8681
TABLE, Small, Drop Leaf w,2
cridirs Oak Grej condition
Lie new $501863)467;-01,
Twin Sleigh Bead oJld wood.
whilewasn w.'mallressS
$350. 863-634-5943
WORK DESK. $200.
18631763-894E3 j1sk or Tra.
c y



BATTERY CHARGER aulo-
mari3, 48voills. Club cat
$100 863i697-2033
GOLF CART- Club Car 2000.
Gas. Re.onailioned Low
nriurs w,'lOp windsri.id
$.2450 i86i3675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90
Electric w:36 voil ballery
charger Reijrnitoned.
$1295 1863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- Smiln witn bag
$200 or best olfer
1410)482-2369


ANTIQUE WINCHESTER
12GA- pump, mordel 1897
made in 1910, 5500
(863)".63-3551
CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro-
ducltin w/ all accessories
Srnools well. 5150
18631763-0072
M44 '52 7 62,5 cal Ilice
shrooiing gun, ecelleni shape
Wi ammo accessori es
$250 (863)T63-0072
THOMPSON 1927-A1 CarDine.
like new wcase and (2) 30
round magazines, flawless.
$1000 (8631697-1443
WINCHESTER- Model 12 12
Gauge. Scoped Excelleni
Condition $400
18631467-4328



NORDIC TRACK- sk, exercis-
er, Iolds and stores, full body
work out $50
(863)763-0691
TOTAL SPORT, Woi: Oul Ma-
chine By Sports Auinoriiy
$150 or DeSI o1ler
t863)467-4498
WEIGHT SET- 46l8bs. In-
ilined, liat & declined bench
w/squal rac1k lal lower
$350. (863)357-2829



FIREPLACE, Ouldoor, Wood
Burning. $50 or besl offer.
(863)467-7017


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


LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell
separate (863)357-4831.
LAMPSHADES (3)- nice. $12
for all or will separate.
(863)467-8681


LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
SCOOTER "Action". New.
Bought as demo. Retail
$1695. Now $995.
(863)675-2596/234-9691
SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modem. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $450 neg 863-634-9620


Awning, new, white, 52x48,
$40. (863)467-1965
EGG INCUBATOR Good
shape, just don't use any-
more. $60 (239)657-4348
SIv. message
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $575 or best offer
(863)357-7406
GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
& Stratton, needs work
$400/neg. (863)467-5889
Power Pole, w/150 arp ser-
vice, $100. (863)634-9373
VEGETABLE SINK- green, cast
iron, self rimming, 32x21,
and STAINLESS STEEL
SINK- self rimming, 32x21
$15for brlln b63i 3.7613



DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539.



PORTABLE ELECTRONIC IN-
TELLI WAITER- Plus,
Sharpe, asking $50 good
shape (863)357-4831.
ii Is IM


AQUARIUM 20.gallon, wood-
en stand, complete set up. $65
or best offer (863)357-3639
AUSTRALIAN HEELER PUP-
PIES, mother is red, father is
blue, both on premises.
(863)223-2180
BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
13wks old. Two sets of shots
& wormng'..; $250 each.
(863)228-6141
BUCK GOAT for pet. 9 mos
old, $65 LaBelle area.
(863)675-4981
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1 year
old on Christmas. Neutered,
Have all vet papers. $200.
(863)763-9410
CHOCOLATE LAB 31/ yrs
jA:l riulerea Needs 'rom IO
run &' someone to play with.
$275 neg. (863)824-0703
GREAT DANE, neutered male,
11 mos. old, loving, inside
dog, good home only. $300.
(863)983-6406
PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
$35 (863)357-3639
YELLOW LAB Female, good
nunlng pedigree, 3yrs old,
needs good home w/ room to
run $100 (863)467-0631
ZEBRA FINCHES. male & le
male win 1:age. i.25
l8631673-5038 LjBelle


HOT TUB- Like nwri
condition. 18 iei;,
adult:
863i')83-7 7,1


E.ellinl
'i-149


TROPHY FISH MOUNT 42'
Tarp on Iberglj 1 '1.150
l88316|l0-2126



CAR CD PLAYER Pii:neer Su-
per Tuner III mul l i (ol t ilr-
play reladis '1a300 II 'i.200 '
18631357-044. Iv mtisa,.e
COUNTRY CASSETTES 10'0 -
wi S.nv C 5sctleh pliay'rei ril.
er $35 i863j69,-2033
'T ee is
Raio 071


TV SONY FD WEGA 36- 1131
screen w.'lon ol lejlure' arid
wireless head phoner 100(1
17721461-8822


BUSCH TICKETS-14) Hi.im-
lsead, 11/19/05 : Sei 12
Row 17 $160 lor all will
sepjrael8b631467.8i82


ATV RAMPS- Only used 2
times. $200 or best of-
fer.(410)482-2369
EXTENSION LADDER, 24', alu-
minum, 250 lb load riling.
$50. (863)467-5299
FRAME BAR NAILER- Hitachi
NR83A, asking $150
(863)675-0104. La Belle
GENERATOR Portable, 1280
watt. New in box. $250
(863)357-5754
GENERATOR, Craftsman,
5600 watts, Model
#58032 5600. $500.
(863)357-3059



GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200
(863)467-5756


TABLE SAW- Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
$400 (772)216-5092 or
(863)467-4852


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Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur-
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and make quality stencil prints. All you need is a
full-color,' 27-page guidebook, "Stenciling Made
Easy For Beginners.". The book features all of the
information you need to get started, plus step-by-step
instructions for nine projects. You'll learn tech-
niques such as swirling, pouncing and shading, what
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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(No. P9280)... $8.95
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(No. HP2015). .. $5.95
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To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:


Please be sure to
include your name,


AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
$75 (863)674-0539.
PLAYSTATION II, Brand new.
Still in box. Never used.
$150. Firm. (863)763-3920



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Agriculture



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



APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $850 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSE 3 y/o mustang,
needs attention, very nice
pretty needs to be broken
$400/neg. (863)634-2139
HORSE- Palomino gelding
10yr old, 15.2 hands $1500.
863-763-3253
MARE AQHA, child safe.
Good for beginning barrels.
$1000 (863)675-4981
REG PASOFINO BAY MARE-
trail rides, trailers, for experi-
enced rider $1500
(863)763-1504.


GRAVELY PROMASTER 100 -
50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
1 $1100(863)447-2130
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
ir.3Iiri All new. $300.

LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER, Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both, will sep. 863-763-3920
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
RIDING MOWER- 14 SHP Wi:-
ard, OHV/IC. 4?" ui, lo,'
hours, $375 .,.i44;.2130
ROTOTILLER Troy-Bilt pony,
5hp. Good condition
$150/neg. (863)763-3679


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent'920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEECHOBEE- Ibrf turn..
$700/rmo, 1st & 1st plus sec
dep. No pets, Brindaban For-
est, (863)763-7319.


BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. washer/dryer,
1st, last & sec. dep, $850 mo.
(561)793-4860


OKEECHOBEE- male wants fe-
male roommate, $350/mo,
3br, 2ba, full house, all util
incl (863)467-7770.

ROOMMATE WANTED: Locat-
ed in upscale neighborhood.
Full house privileges. $400
mo., 863-697-9074



OKEE- Treasure Island 2br,
2ba, Mod Home $1200. mo.
+ 1st mo. & sec dep. Avail
12/15.772-359-6584


Real Estate

SIlliiE

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos-'
Townhouses Sale I 01
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-40
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted l065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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OKEE.- Remodeled ibr ibi.
1 Story Apt., BldI :irlW
Lake Apt's. $78,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313


OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,lba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 40, Oak
Lake Apt's. $88,900.
83-763-8391 or 634-3313
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


MALONE Farmhouse & barn
on 314 acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees. On FL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547
New 4 Bed//2% Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
'(863)763-6376
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


FULL ACRE (1) fenced,
cleared, mature oaks, Dixie
Ranch, $105,000/neg.
863-763-8465 or 634-4557


Mobile Homes



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




In Quiet 55+ Park. Lawn
maintenance & trash pick up
provided. No outdoor pets.
(863)634-8589 /467-9535



OKEECHOBEE, lbr, full ba,
34', $475 mo. + Ist & Sec.
dep. Includes City water &
electric. Adult Park. Seasonal
$700., 3 mo. .min.
(561)346-4692.
Okeechobee, 3BR/2BA, $650
mo., 1st, last & sec. req'd.
No exceptions.
(863f467-1967
-OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land '05, 28A, 2BA, no pets,
$850 mo. + 1st, last & Sec
Dep. (863)634-6114


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For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior,50+ park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $30K
(863)763-6115 Pam or John
OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $30K
(863)763-6115 Pam orJohn
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here- Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Hurricane damaged 2br, 1ba.
Lake access. Great lot. As-is.
$150K Owner is realtor
(863)634-3572


Recreation k



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
20hp Electric Merc. start, fish
finder, anchors, swivel seats,
$2000 (863)635-3627.
BASSHAWK BASS BOAT 17'
85 hp Evinrude. Runs great. 2
Depth Finders, Trolling motor
& Trailer (Like New). Never in
salt water. $6000. PIs. call
863-763-7727/772-263-1803


BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $400 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
good shape $450
(863)675-6738
BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
nel; full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski $2500
(954)868-6518
FIBERGLASS V HULL- 14ft,
swivel seats, 9.9 Mariner,
new trolling mtr, batt & trir,
$2000 neg. (863)763-3551
HOUSEBOAT'02- 33'x12'
Live-aboard/all comforts
With A/C, all appliances
$14,990 772-283-5673
LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Mere
Outboard, $250
(863)675-6738.
NORTH AMERICAN- 22', 454
Crusader inboard, Warranty,
Show room new, Kept inside
$11,500.954-868-6518
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft.,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Mere w/trail-
er. Will demonstrate. $850.
(863)467-4035
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
(954)868-6518.
RANGER BASS BOAT '02- 17',
w/115 Johnson Outboard
motor, cover included.
(863)610-1055.


GOLF STREAM MOTOR HOME
1989, 30 Ft., 454, Runs good.
New tires. $6995. Firm.
(863)467-5722 Lv. message.
ORTONA, Riverfront, 35' RV
w/10'x30' room addition in
Meadowlark Camp Grounds,
Boat docks avail. $6800 neg.
(863)675-3474
SALEM 5th WHEEL 1995
w/awning, queen bed, sleeps
6, Big refrigerator & tub. Great
shape w/hitch. $6000. PIs. call
863-763-7727/772-263-1803


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WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Garkept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.
314-640-3195



HONDA MOTOR 2001, 0/B, 4
Stroke, 50hp, long shaft. Mod-
el # DF50A1LRTA. Good con-
dition. $3500. (828)524-2619
MARINE RADIO- ICOM, Full 5
watts $75. (863)763-7989
OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP
Johnson, long shaft, $450
(863)447-2130.


HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200
SPORTSTER 1992, Lots of
chrome. Must see! Garage
kept. $5000. (863)467-5489
HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84,
Rare. 21K mls., Asking $8,000
(863)634-5753



GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
leave msg.
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


AIRSTREAM TRAILER- 34',
'1985, Self contained, Good
condition. $7000.
(863)763-4004
MALLARD 13'- '02, 13' Slide
out, Air & heat, Sleeps 7
$15,000 or best offer
(863)946-1728


Automobiles




Automobiles '1005
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 4070



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
CROWN VICTORIA- '89, Runs
good. Rebuilt trans. Decent
shape, $1500 or best offer.
(863)357-1938
CROWN VICTORIA- '95, V8,
Police interceptor model, low
mi, Cold A/C, Super charged
$2500. 239-633-4069


Pbic Notice


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULES: 40E-8.011,40E-8.021,40E-8.351, and 40E-8.421
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendments will establish minimum level criteria for
Lake Istokpoga as required by Section 373.042, Florida Statutes. Minimum level
criteria, when adopted, will provide an additional assurance of preventing signfi-
cant harm caused by severe low water events. Due to the current regulation
schedule for Lake Istokpoga, water supply deliveries from the Lake are terminated
at least one foot above the proposed MFL. Water shortage and consumptive use
implications of this proposed rul are, therefore, limited.
TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: 9:00 a.m., December 14, 2005
LOCATION: Ocean Reef Club, 35 Ocean Reef Drive, Key Largo, Florida 33037. For
further Information please contact John Zahina, 1-800-432-2045, extension
4680, or (561) 682-4680 (internet: jzahlna@sfwmd.gov). Appeals of any South
Florida Water Management District Board decision require a record of the pro-
ceedings. Affected persons are advised that t may be necessary for them to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, including the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or
handicaps who need assistance may contact the South Flrida Water Manage-
ment District Clerk's Office at (561) 682-2087 at least two business days in ad-
vance to make appropriate arrangements.
38717 ON 11/18/05


HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door,
Loaded. Excellent condition.
Great on gas. Many new parts.
$2500 (863)763-3406
PLYMOUTH NEON '97 2
door, white, new tires, 91K mi,
5spd. Great on gas. $1200
(863)214-1286 after 5pm
TOYOTA MR 2 1988, Red w/
T-Tops. Great motor (redone).
Nice car, good on gas. $2000
best offer. (863)447-6305



FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel,
4spd, flatbed. Runs good.
$2500 or best offer
(863)634-7318



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


FIBERGLASS TOPPER White,
fits Dodge Dakota truck,
good cond. $600
(863)634-3263
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$275. (863)610-1000
FORD THUNDERBIRD 1990,
Great for parts. $100.
(863)763-8318/464-0305
TIRES- 4, 31 1050 15" LT,
50% tread. $150
(863)763-1370


ALUMINUM TOOL BOXES- 2,
For small truck, Good condi-
tion $120. will separate
239-657-4348 Immokalee
CAMPER TOPPER- For small
bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
dition. Orig. $1370. Asking
$400. (863)467-2777
CHEVY DUALLY '84 Quad
cab, runs good $2200 or best
offer (863)763-8261
FORD F150, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
(863)261-5659
FORD F150'87- 4x4, single
cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,
4 spd, $2500
(239)770-6423
FORD F250 XLT '01- 4x4,
manual, lots of extras,
$19,500 (561)262-1885.


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
GMC JIMMY '88; Black. Wilma
took out rear side window.
Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
fer. (863)697-6327
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.61tr 5
speed trans, good cond.
$950/neg. (863)447-2130
TOYOTA / Ton Pick Up 1995,
Xtracab, Reliable. Clean. 20
mpg. $3995. Firm.
863-467-5722 Lv. message.
Find i faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifteds



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


ENCLOSED TRAILER- Small,
Good condition.
$700 239-657-4348 Immok-
alee
.UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New
wheels & tires. Good condi-
tion. $1300 or best offer.
(863)763-3406
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on December 1,2005.
Unit #88 Beard
Unit #358 Frazer
Unit #351 Hazcllel
Unit #228 J&S Trucking
98714 ON 11/18/05


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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Rorida is seeking in-
terested applicants for appointment to one (1) regular member and / or one (1) al-
ternate member position onthe Code Enforcement Board.
This board conducts hearings relevant to code violations and issuance of orders
having the force of law, commanding whatever steps are necessary to bring the
code violation into compliance. A member must be a resident of Okeechobee
County and, whenever possible, the board will consist of an architect, a business
[person], an engineer, a general contractor and a realtor. The available positions
must, I possible, be filled by an engineer, an architect, general contractor and/or
a reactor.
Applications may be obtained from the County Administrator=s Office at 304 NW
2nd Street, Room 106, Courthouse, Okeechobee. All applicants must complete a
board/committee application form.
Applications must be submitted to the County Administrator=s Office no later than
4:00 p.m. on December 7,2005.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertsoh, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
ON 9849011/18/05

NOTICE OF MEETING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
LICENSING BOARD
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, Decmber 6, 2005 @ 3:30. The public meeting will be held
at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more informa-
tion, contact Vickie Trexler at the Planning and Development Department, 499
N.W. 5th Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Ucensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony anc
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department.
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
96905 ON 11/18,27/05


INTHE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-212
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM CLIFFORD SCOTT,
a/kIa WILLIAM C. SCOTT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WIL-
LIAM CLIFFORD SCOTT, a/k/a WIL-
LIAM C. SCOTT, deceased, whose
date of death was June 10, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is
136-32-6652, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Rodda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate an whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publlcai'on of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE-OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO 12) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is November 18,2005.
Richard Grady Peterson, III
Personal Representative
658 Biarrta Court
Odando, Florida32809
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: TomW. Conely, II
Florida Bar #096482
Aomey for
Personal Representative
97880 ON 11/18,25/05

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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a public meeting of the
Youth Council to which all persons are
invited:
Date&lime: Tuesday, November 22,
2005-8:15a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
BPUPSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con,
acting:
Workforce aevelopeent foard of the
Treasure oast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
ON 9849911/15/05
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 2nd day of December
2005 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
SVin's as follows:
1992 Red Mercury Grand Marquis
Vin# 2MECM74W2NX614533
1982 Black Nissan 280 ZX
VIN# JN1HZ04XCCX436096
1989 Yellow Ford Escort
VIN# 1FAPP9196Kr1 62945
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
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PUBLIC NOTICE FEMA-1609-DR-FL
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) t,.,;. ,i,,,i. i.r the
pubic of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants f, 'i.j~.i. .i air
and/or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Wilma occurring from Oct 23 to
October 4, 2005. This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard
Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.
5121-5206.
Under a major disaster declaration (FEMA-1609-OR-FL) signed by the President on
Oct. 24, 2005, the following counties have been designated adversely affected by
the disaster and eligible for PA: Brevard, Broward Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Mon-
roe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, St. Lucie, and Sarasota. Additional
counties may be designated at a later date. All counties in the State of Florida ar
eligible for HMG
Assistance is granted under the authority of Public Law 93-288, as amended, the
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act This public no-
tice concerns activities that may affect historic or archaeological significant prop-
erties, activities that are located in or affect wetland areas or the 100-year
floodplain, and critical actions within the 500-year floodplain. Such activities may
adversely affect the historic property, floodplain or wetland, or may result in con-
tinuing vulnerabilityto flood damage.
Presidential Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 require that all federal actions in or
affecting the floodplain or wetlands be reviewed for opportunities to relocate, and
evaluated for social, economic, historical, environmental, legal and safety consid-
erations. Where there is no opportunity to relocate, FEMA is required to undertake
a detailed review to determine what measures can be taken to minimize future
damages. The public is invited to participate in the process of identifying atterna-
tives and analyzing theirimpacts.
The National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR part 800.2) requires federal agencies
to take into account the effects of their undertaldngs on historic properties. Sec-
tion 106 of the NHPA provides for active participation by the public. Activities
performed with funding provided may impact historic and/or archaeologic re-
sources. We encourage all interested parties to contact FEMA i they have knowl-
edge or concerns with historic properties In the disaster area.
FEMA has determined that for certain types of facilities there are normally no alter-
natives to restoraton in the floodplairVwetland. These are facilities that meet all of
the following criteria: 1) FEMA's estimate of the cost of repairs is less than 50%
of the cost to replace the entire facility, and is less than $100,000; 2) the facility
is not located in a floodway; 3) the facility has not sustained major structural
damage in a previous Presidentially declared flooding disaster or emergency; and
4) the facility is not critical (e.g., the facility is not a hospital, generating plant,
emergency operations center, or a facility that contains dangerous materials.
FEMA intends to provide assistance for the restoration of these facilities to their
pre-disaster condition, except that certain measures to mitigate the effects of fu-
ture flooding or other hazards may be included in the work. For example, a bridge
or culvert storation may Include a larger waterway opening to decrease the risk
of future washouts.
For routine activities, this will be the only public notice provided. Other activities and
those involving facilities that do not meet the four criteria are required to undergo
more detailed review, including study of alternate locations. Subsequent public
notices regarding such projects will be published if necessary, as more specific
information becomes available.
In many cases, an applicant may have started facility restoration before federal in-
volvement. Even if the facility must undergo detailed review and analysis of alter-
nate locations, FEMA will fund eligible restoration at the original location if the
facility is functionally dependent on its floodplain location (e.g., bridges and flood
control facilities), or the project facilitates an open space use, or the facility is an
Integral part of a larger network that is impractical or uneconomical to relocate,
such as a road. In such cases, FEMA must also examine the possible effects of
not restoring the facility, minimize floodplain/wetland impacts, and determine both
that an overriding public need for the facility clearly outweighs the Executive Order
requirements to avoid the floodpaln/wetland, and that the site is the only practi-
cale alternative. State of Florida and local officials will confirm to FEMA that pro-
posed actions comply with all applicable State and local floodplain management
and wetland protection requirements.
FEMA intends to provide IA program funding for disaster-related emergency hous-
ing. These actions may adversely affect a floodplainwetland, or may result in
continuing vulnerability to floods. These actions may include repair, restoration or
construction of housing or private bridges, purchase and placement of travel trail-
ers or manufactured housing units, or repair of structures as minimum protective
measures. This will be the only public notice concerning these actions.
FEMA also intends to provide HMGP funding to the State of Florida to mitigate future
disaster damages. These projects may include construction of new facilities,
modification of existing, undamaged facilities, relocation of facilities out of flood-
plains, demolition of structures, or other types of projects to mitigate future disas-
ter damages. In the course of developing project proposals, subsequent public
notices will be published if necessary, as more specific information becomes
available.
The National Historic Preservation Act requires federal agencies to take into account
the effects of their undertakings on historic properties. Those actions or activities
affecting buildings, structures, districts or objects 50 years or older or that affect
archeological sites or undisturbed ground will require further review to determine
if the property is eigible for listng in the Nafional Register of Historic Places (Reg-
ister). If the property is determined to be eligible for the Register, and FEMA's un-
dertaking will adversely affect it, FEMA will provide additional public notices. For
historic properties not adversely affected by FEMA's undertaking, this will be the
only public notice.
As noted, this may be the only public notice regarding the above-described actions
under the PA and HMGP programs. Interested persons may obtain information
about these actions or a specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, Disaster Field Office, 100 Sunport Lane, Orlando, FL
32809, or by calling (407) 858-2000. Comments should be sent in writing to Jo-
seph Hudick, Environmental Coordinating Officer, at the above address within 15
days of the date of this notice.
97145 ON11/15/05


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Community Events


Main Street plans open house
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will be holding its open house on Fri-
day, 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.

Chamber to host chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold a bar-
beque 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.

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 infor-
mation or to register.

Bake sale benefits fire department
Buckhead Ridge Fireman's Auxiliary will hold a bake sale on Satur-
day, 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 Volunteer 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.

Wildlife center sponsors yard sale
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will sponsor a yard and plant
sale on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2704 S.E. 34th Lane in
Taylor Creek Isles from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All clothing and shoes will be
priced at $1. Plant prices will start at .25 cents. Donations can be
dropped off at Wooley's Sheds in the Airport Industrial Park, or by calling
any of the Arnold's volunteers for pick-up. Call Ray for northern Okee-
chobee County at (863) 467-1309. Call Regina at (863) 634-1207 or Joan
at (863) 467-0290 for local pick-ups. If you are interested in becoming a
volunteer for Arnold's Wildlife, call Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.






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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
information, 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.


Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor the United Way/Raulerson Hospital
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. Golfing fees are $50 per
person which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, coffee 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 College's
(IRCC) Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., has .been resched-
uled for Nov. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m.


Church plans white elephant sale Learning Coalition committee to meet
St. Theresa Catholic Church will hold a white elephant sale Sat- The finance/operations committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
urday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at S.R. 78 W. and Chobee Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Monday, Nov. 21,
Loop in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 357-0670. at 12:30 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2415 S. 29th St., in Fort Pierce.
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