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Cracker horses are
almost native to Fla.
By MaryAnn Morris
Cracker horses are genuinely
almost native to Florida. Their
ancestors vere brought to Florida
by the Spanish explorers in the
sixteenth century. These Colonial
Spanish horses descended from
the horses Andalusia in southern
Spain, and possibly North Africa,
during the period of the conquest
of the New World.
Thanks to the patience and
horse savvy of the Spanish, a
horse was chosen that was small
enough to bring across the
Atlantic in a sailboat, yet tough
enough to endure the rigors and
hardships of working in an
The Colonial Spanish Horse
was able to survive the harshest
of weather and endure the most
sustained work, as military
mounts, work horses and herd-
ing horses. They are the founda-
tion of the western mustangs and
the Florida cracker horse.
In the year 1521, Juan Ponce
De Leon brought a small herd of
Andalusia cattle and horses with
him on his second expedition to
the New World. These were the
first cattle and horses to ever set
foot (or hoof) on what is now the
continental United States. The
Spanish explorers were forced
back to their ship by the Calusa
Indian warriors, and Ponce De
Leon received a mortal wound.
There is no record of what
became of the explorers live-
stock, so it is thought that these
were the first cattle and horses to
ever run wild in Florida. The hors-
es brought to the New World
were the product of selective
breeding and they played a
tremendous role in Florida Histo-
In 1540 Don Diego Maldonado
brought a large herd of Spanish
cattle and horses to the Pensacola
Bay area to supply the expedition
See Horse Page 2
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The driver of the SUV pictured at right could face a fine of $140.50 for passing the
stopped school bus on the left, which has its red lights flashing. Motorists are reminded
that it is illegal to pass a school bus from either direction. Some motorists seem to think
that it is all right to pass an oncoming bus if there is a turn lane in the middle of the road.
That is not the case. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for viola-
tors who pass stopped school buses.
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FEMA adopts new rules for
temporary housing issues
WASHINGTON The Depart-
.-_ ment of Homeland Security's Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) has adopted a
S new interim policy under which it
- may donate manufactured hous-
S" ing units to states, local govern-
.. ments and voluntary organiza-
S" tions so they can provide
temporary housing for disaster
S "- victims of major disasters and
The decision to authorize such
S permanent donations is in an
-- effort to provide direct housing
-- assistance for those in need, par-
S, ticularly in situations where these
S persons and families otherwise
- --" would not be provided manufac-
tured housing units such as
Mobile homes or travel trailers to
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live in while they try to get back
on their feet.
The intent also is to facilitate
continued assistance through
public or private efforts to those
few households that may still
need temporary housing assis-
tance while they continue their
efforts to acquire permanent
housing. This would apply in
cases when the overall need is not
great enough for FEMA to extend
its direct housing operation after
Temporary housing units will
have to be considered for dona-
tion in a specific order of availabil-
ity, beginning with used travel
trailers and mobile homes; reha-
bilitated units; unused mobile
homes; and, finally unused travel
FEMA will deliver units to a site
identified by the organization,
which must assume legal respon-
sibility for them and agree to pay
all costs associated with installa-
tion, maintenance, permitting
and utilities, deactivation and
FEMA manages federal
response and recovery efforts fol-
lowing any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, works with state and
local emergency managers, and
manages the National Flood
Insurance Program. FEMA
became part of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Homeland Security on
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S of Hernando De Soto. Don Diego
was unable to make contact with
the conquistadors and it was
- reported that many of the cattle
were lost to run wild in the timber
-_ - of north Florida or left with the Indi-
- In 1565 Pedro Menendez De
S- Aviles founded the city of St. Augus-
tine and soon had cattle and horses
shipped from Spain to begin pro-
-- y during beef for the garrison.
Ranching was born when Jesuit
and Franciscan Friars set up 'a sys-
-P o tem of missions across north and
north-central Florida. Their mission
o was to convert Indians to Christian-
w ity but the Friars also used Indian
- labor to tend livestock and crops.
~- -These were the first established
S- "- ranches in North America. Note
that the pilgrims who landed at Ply-
o.o- mouth Rock had not yet. been
"-- By 1700 there were over 30 pri-
-P " vately owned ranchos in Florida. A
S- census ordered by Spanish tax col-
lectors reported over 20,000 cattle
S "^ on the ranchos. Mission herds
o _" were exempt from reporting, cattle
owned by individual chiefs and
~- those running wild would not have
been counted. Persons born in
-N w Florida to Spanish parents were
known as Criollas. Many Criolla
--- -* men worked as vaqueros on the
S4 1 ranchos of Florida. Vaqueros and
natives dashed during the Indian
0 revolt of 1647., these were proba-
-- bly the first fights between cow-
boys and Indians in North America.
m cwW To protect horses being carried
a -O0 in ships, slings were constructed to
40 -. lo allow the horses to swing with the
b- 9 ^ roll of the ship, and to take the
a- m e a weight off their feet. Confinement
m in damp, dark holds and lack of
W '* b exercise took its toll on equine emi-
.- grants. Sometimes half of the hors-
N M- es died on the long passage to
-~ -o 4 America.
That section of the Atlantic
Ocean known as the "Horse Lati-
tudes" gained its name from the
S -- sad fact that innumerable dead
- a horses were thrown overboard
* -- into the ocean during these early
...* - voyages of colonization. Horse
4P 4 4 m transport between the Old and
. W bo New Worlds remained a great haz-
*4 -4 w ard until only recently. Records
-- a- a from the 1800s tell of the frequent
mm *- p a death of valuable horses, lost to the
When a ship anchored off the
- --^ ^ *- coast of the New World, the horses
^ that survived the voyage were
-- -* brought out of their stalls in the
- ship's hold. In order to prevent the
S-- horses from panicking, they were
--- blindfolded and carefully raised
- o from below deck by hoists
S- attached to slings surrounding the
S- - horses' bodies. In these early days
- before wharves were built, the
-- -* horses were lowered into the
.o 40. water and made to swim ashore,
- ._ led by men in row boats.
-0 4* w The horses that survived the
journey were the toughest of the
- tough. According to the US
Remount service Journal of 1936
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Okeechobee native Nathan
Hazellief, a champion
rodeo rider is shown on his
cracker horse, Trigger, in
Artist Fredrick Remington immortalized the Florida Crack-
er cow hunter and his horse in this drawing that first
appeared in "Harpers" magazine in August, 1895.
Frank Hopkins competed in and ment against the parasite.'
won over 400 long distance races, Florida cracker horses almost
including a legendary 3,000-mile became extinct during the Great
endurance ride across the Arabian Depression of the 1930s, but
Desert in 1890 on his Spanish Florida ranchers who respected
Horse "Hidalgo". Although a west- these tough little horses, did not
ern mustang, Hidalgo shares the let that happen.
Spanish bloodline of the Florida In 1984 the family of Mr. John
Cracker horse. Law Ayers donated a small herd
Small, quick and tough, with an of cracker horses to the Depart-
uncanny herding instinct, together. ment. Mr. Ayers had maintained a
with a running walk, known as a :herd of pure old cracker stock
"Coon gait" by Southerners, these and resisted temptations to cross
horses were major contributors to 'them with other breeds. From
Florida's cattle-based economy. this stock, horse herds were
During the "Dust Bowl" years established at the Agricultural
of 1930's, government programs Complex in Tallahassee and on.
encouraged moving cattle herds the Withlacoochee State Forest
out of areas hardest hit by the near Brooksville. The Ayers fami-
droughts into the lush grasslands ly and others such as the Bron-
of Florida. The great influx of cattle sons, Boals, Partins, Sassers and
should have been a boon to the perhaps others continue to main-
naturally gifted cow ponies, except tain small herds of cracker hors-
for the parasitic screwworm that es.
came with the cattle and flour- Today, the Florida Cracker
ished in the warm, humid climate. Horse Association keeps alive the
The entire cattle industry changed, history and tradition of a key play-
jeopardizing the place of the er in Florida's history, the Florida
Cracker. Where once a small, agile Cracker Horse.
horse was perfect for chasing, Sources: Florida Department
turning and stopping cows, now of Agriculture, Nebraska educa-
bigger, stouter horses were need- tional television, pbs.org, Okla-
ed to rope and hold them for treat- homa State University
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Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural produc-
Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which
is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are
urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Agri-civic center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tues-
days of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available at the at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
er's office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension office at
458 U.S. 78 N. Persons 18 years of age and younger are required to
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.
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Teachers can apply for
Ag Classroom mini-grants
GAINESVILLE The Florida
Farm Bureau Federation reminds
teachers that Oct. 1 is the deadline
to apply for its Ag in the Classroom
These grants are designed to
assist educators with projects that
integrate agriculture with other
"Helping students understand
agriculture's role in society is
important," said Rachel Kudelko,
coordinator of Florida Farm
Bureau's Young Farmers and
Ranchers program. "We see this
program as a win-win for Florida
teachers and Florida agriculture."
' All kindergarten through eighth
grade teachers are welcome to
apply. The grants are $250 each
and can be used for a variety of
educational projects pertaining to
The Florida Farm Bureau-Agri-
culture in the Classroom grant is a
public/private partnership service
K-8th grade education with a goal
of helping to increase the under-
standing of agriculture among stu-
dents and educators. The program
is administered through Florida
Farm Bureau, Florida's oldest and
largest general farm organization.
Up to $7,500 may be awarded in
mini-grants throughout the state
by Florida Farm Bureau during the
Agriculture has no subject area
boundaries, and entries are
encouraged in: social studies,
math, language arts, science, envi-
ronmental education or any other
subject area or combination of
areas that effectively integrate key
agricultural principles i.e., produc-
tion, promotion, etc.
The application to apply for the
grant can download from the
Florida Farm Bureau Web site at
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association
with about 149,000 member-fami-
lies statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, non-profit agricul-
tural organization. More informa-
tion about Florida Farm Bureau is
available on the organization's
Web site, http://FloridaFarmBu-
'Empty Bags' sends message
GAINESVILLE Empty grocery
bags are being used to send a
strong message to Florida's mem-
bers of Congress about the need
for comprehensive immigration
reform that addresses the, need for
a legal guest worker program.
The Florida Farm Bureau Feder-
ation is spearheading the effort
with brown paper grocery bags
labeled with a message that reads,
in part, "Border Security and
Enforcement is vital to our national
security. A safe, affordable and
abundant domestic food supply is
The message then points to the
need for comprehensive immigra-
tion reform that also provides for a
legal guest worker program or the
grocery bag may remain empty.
In early fall, each county Farm
Bureau in the state conducts an
annual meeting open to its mem-
bership. At these meetings, Farm
Bureau members will be signing
their names and a personal mes-
sage to their member of congress
on these empty grocery bags.
These bags will then be delivered
to those congressmen across the
state to highlight the need for a
solution to this issue.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
The world-renowned band, Dal-
las Brass, will appear in the Okee-
chobee High School gymnasium
on Thursday, Nov. 9 beginning at 7
p.m. This high-energy, six-member
band consists of five brass and per-
cussionists. They have delighted
audiences of all ages throughout
the United States and around the
world. The band has performed at
Carnegie Hall in New York, played
for two U.S. presidents and has
been featured on the CBS Early
The Dallas Brass will be spend-
ing the afternoon with OHS band
students and will include them in
one or two of their numbers during
their evening performance. The
program will include selections of
Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the
Tijuana Brass and John Phillip
Sousa music, as well as Broadway
and Hollywood tunes and much
Tickets for this concert at the
Kravitz Center would be $40-$50,
but the band will appear in Okee-
chobee for $10 per person, or $20
for a family of four.
There will be a special reserved
seat section for all Okeechobee
school employees. The employee
must wear his or her name tag that
evening to sit in the special reserved
If you cannot attend, donations
to the OHS band would be greatly
To obtain tickets or make a
donation, send a check, made out
to the OHS band, to Lonnie Kirsch
at Okeechobee High School, 2800
North Hwy. 441, Okeechobee, FL.
August 28 through August 31
Monday, August 28
Hot dog on bun
Ham and cheese sup.
Tuesday, August 29
Pancake sausage wrap
Cheeseburger on bun
w/ lettuce, tomato
Mixed fruit cup
Wednesday, August 30
French toast sticks w/syrup
Chicken patty on bun
Thursday, August 31
Oven baked chicken nuggets
Hot ham & cheese on bun
Friday, September 1
Yogurt & Muffin
Cereal, Cinnamon Toast
Pepperoni Pizza w/
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and toast;
choice of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (vegetable,
fruit or fruit juice), choice of whole,
reduced fat or lowfat chocolate milk
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Richard 'Shea' Burton
Richard 'Shea' Burton, age 23,
of Buckhiead Ridge, -keech bee,
died Thursday, Aug 24, 20U6.-in
Okeechobee. He is the son of
Willis and Sherry Pqurton. He was.
born in Lexington,,Ky. He worked
with his father in the construction
business. He came to Okee-
chobee in 1988 from Mt. Sterling,
Ky. His church affiliation was the
Church of God. He played the gui-
tar and drums; he loved music Visitation will be held Tuesday,
and his two boys. Aug. 29 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
.; -Heis survived by his sons, Seth iA funeral service \\ill be held
Allen,,and Brian Alexander Burton Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. at
of Okeechobee, parents, Willis the funeral home chapel. Intern-
and Sherry Burton of Okee- ment will follow at Evergreen
chobee, brother, Chris Burton of Cemetery, Okeechobee.
Okeechobee; grandfather, Othel
Burton, grandmother, Mary Hale, All arrangements are entrusted
both of Okeechobee; grandmoth- to the loving care of Bass Okee-
er Mary H. Lewis of St. Augustine; chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
three nephews and two nieces. matory.
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Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of 8
a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin,
and the first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be
awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until
8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be provided
during the awards presentations. For information on sponsorships
and team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at
(863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the,United Way of Okee-
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala
on Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Spon-.
sorship opportunities are available. All donations will help fund
the Hamrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra
Pearce at (863) 763-2684.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 NW. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes,
strollers, car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds
from the yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant
women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person,
or a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check
made out to the OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High
School; 2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section
will be reserved for Okeechobee school employees. For informa-
tion, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty print-
er or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy
at (863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capabili-
ty of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893
or (863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no
answer, please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth
education classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308
N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offer-
ing parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six,
one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate
of completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877
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A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings.are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191. ; ..
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rrinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
In finding who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be
offering religious education classes for children beginning Sun-
day, Sept. 17. Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine
(C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from
11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.
GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers
on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on
the fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center,
2401 S.E. Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are vol-
unteers who advocate for the best interest of abused, aban-
doned and neglected children in court. Volunteers must be 21
years of age, submit an application, submit to a criminal back-
ground check, submit to a personal reference check and attend
30 hours of training which will include courtroom observation
and independent study. For information, call (772)785-5804.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to
be part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robin-
son at (863) 610-0973.
OHS advisory council will meet
The Okeechobee High School (OHS) advisory council will
hold its organizational meeting Monday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. in the
media center. Items on the agenda will include the election of
officers, approval of the school improvement plan and budget
requests. All parents are invited. For information, call (863) 462-
Girl Scouts plan sign-up session
There will be an information and registration session for Girl
Scouts on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6 until 8 p.m. The session
will be held in the cafeteria at the Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. For information, contact Laurie Pharr
at (863) 634-0465.
Political rally planned in BHR
Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association will host a Glades
County political rally at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Com-
munity Center, 760 S.R. 78 W. State, circuit and local candidates
will be speaking and available afterwards for questions.
Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Rogel
Brown at (863) 467.6596.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
outreach and training committee will meet Friday, Sept. 1, from
9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, call
Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will
be held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Church offering special class
The Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N., is offering
a free class taught by Reverend Frank Adams on the importance
of a healthy mind. The class will begin Sunday, Sept. 3, and will
last for 12 weeks. The class will start at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.
The class will cover the relationship between one's thoughts
and physical control arid spiritual health. For information, call
Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold an open house on each Sunday in September (Sept. 3, 10,
17 and 24). Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contempo-
rary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For infor-
mation, contact the church office at (863) 763-4021.
Ronald McDonald to visit library
Ronald McDonald will appear at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. He
will be at the library to promote the McDonald's Reading Chal-
lenge program and encourage children in grads kindergarten'
through five to visit their local libraries and obtain a library card
throughout the month of September. During the program, chil-
dren who sign up for a library card or show a valid library card
will receive a Reading Challenge Visit Card and coupons for free
McDonald's food, while supplies last.. Completerules for the
McDonald's Reading Challenge are available at the Okeechobee
County Library. For information, call (86),7&3-3536 ..
Scrapbooking party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, Sept. 8,
from 6 until 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This
month there will be a demonstration on the use of punches to
enhance your scrapbook pages and handmade cards. There will
also be a representative from Creative Memories to assist you
with your scrapbooking questions and needs. For information,
call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept.
8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The
sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer
House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee.
Children's Ranch plans grand opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
grand opening celebration of the Heritage Home on Saturday,
Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and light
refreshments will be served.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the St. Theresa
Catholic Church fellowship hall at Chobee Loop and S.R. 78 in
Buckhead Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.
9, and Saturday, Sept. 16. The tuition is $10 per person and must
be paid by Sept. 9, and must be paid by check. Participants do
not have to be AARP members or have AARP auto insurance.
Participants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insur-
ance discounts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact
instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be
. held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small,
non-competitive club for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members
learn how to select and care for small animals. They are not
required to sell their animals, but do show them at county
events. At their first meeting, club members will elect officers
and make plans for the year. Local veterinarian Dr. James Letch-
er will also attend the meeting to talk about raising rabbits and
poultry. Anyone wanting to become a member of the Barnyard
Buddies is invited to the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at
the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday,
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension
office at (863) 763-6469.
OSAC plans lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition risk/assessment
committee will meet Monday, Sept. 11, from noon until 1 p.m.
at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, call Keith Stripling at
(863) 763-6064 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown
bag lunch meeting.
Church will host bingo games
Bingo at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St.,
will start Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863)
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45
p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall at 425 S.W.
28 St. Lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at
The Okeechobee News, Sunday, August 27, 2006 -
Youth Anti-Tobacco Campaign wants funding for education
On the eve of the nine-year
anniversary of Florida's historic
1997 settlement with Big Tobac-
co, Floridians for youth Tobacco
Education (FYTE) announced it
is stepping up its offensive to
require funding for youth tobac-
co education. If the campaign is
successful this November, the
funding will be restored on the
10th anniversary of the settle-
ment during the 2007 legislative
Nine years ago, Florida won a
landmark $13 billion legal settle-
ment with the tobacco industry.
A portion of the annual pay-
ments from the settlement were
used to begin what became a
wildly successful pilot program
to educate youth about the dan-
gers of tobacco use.
"Despite Florida's program
becoming a national model for
how to curb teen tobacco use,
the legislature has slashed annu-
al funding to a mere $1 million
per year," said Adrian Abner, a
member of the American Lung
Association of Florida's govern-
mental affairs committee and
former chair of the Students
Working Against Tobacco
(SWAT) board of directors. "Yet
while Florida was gutting its
anti-tobacco program, Big
Tobacco was increasing spend-
ing in the state to $1 billion a
year to promote its deadly prod-
ucts. That's a thousand times
more than Florida spends edu-
cating youth on the health con-
sequences of tobacco use."
Just four years after initiating
Florida's pilot program, middle
school smoking rates dropped
by 50 per cent and high school
smoking rates dropped by 35
per cent-the equivalent of
119,000 youths who would have
otherwise been expected to
become regular lifelong smok-
ers. Since cutting the program's
funding, those dramatic reduc-
tions in teen tobacco use have
leveled off. See the 2005 Florida
Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS)
ease ctrl/epi/FYTS/Fact_Sheet 1_
Cigarette_Use.pdf. The 2006
FYTS report is expected to be
"Amendment 4 is a citizens'
initiative designed to protect
Floridians, especially youth,
from addiction, disease and
other health hazards associated
with tobacco use," said Nikole
Souder-Schale, Public Advocacy
Director for the American Heart
Association. "If approved by vot-
ers this November it will man-
date that the Florida Legislature
restore funding to the state's
tobacco education and preven-
Annual funding would be 15
per cent of 2005 tobacco settle-
ment payments to Florida,
adjusted annually for inflation,
with one-third of total annual
funding being used for advertis-
ing. This would return the full
funding of the tobacco program
on the 10th anniversary of the
In stepping up its campaign
to pass the initiative, the Amend-
ment 4 campaign has recon-
nected with many of the stu-
dents who were responsible for
making the original program a
Alan Brock began working
with the American Lung Associ-
ation when he was 14. He was
tapped to be a spokesperson for
SWAT and the anti-tobacco
campaign a few years later,
spending his senior year of high
school and freshman year of col-
lege helping to fight Big Tobacco
in Florida. Since then he has
helped educate people about
how the tobacco industry tar-
gets youth around the world and
continues to work with SWAT
students. He now serves as the
North Florida field director for
the Amendment 4 campaign.
"Florida's tobacco pilot pro-
gram did more than reduce teen
tobacco use. It provided many
of us who were involved with
the leadership skills and the pas-
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sion for advocacy to continue
making a difference," Brock
said. "Restoring the funding for
this program will positively
impact generations of young
The campaign also recently
hired nationally renowned
advertising agency Squier
Knapp Dunn to produce a multi-
million dollar paid media cam-
paign to educate Florida voters
about the importance of voting
yes of Amendment 4.
The campaign's field direc-
tors and their volunteers are'
conducting an intensive grass
roots campaign traveling
throughout the state planning
community events and meeting
with local organizations to edu-
cate them about Amendment 4.
Meanwhile, the anti-tobacco
debate is in the national spot-
light. Last month, Reynolds
American, the parent company
of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
announced it would spend $40
million nationwide combating
anti-tobacco initiatives and pro-
posals to increase cigarette
taxes in other states. Just two
weeks later, New York Mayor
Michael Bloomberg gave $125
million of his personal fortune
to the World Health Organiza-
tion to combat tobacco use
"Florida is once again on the
front lines of the fight to protect
young people from the dangers
of tobacco use. Ours is the only
citizens' initiative on Florida's
ballot this year, and this is a per-
fect example why such initia-
tives are needed," said Kitty
Flynn, an American Cancer Soci-
ety volunteer. "Amid the horse
race of the gubernatorial cam-
paign Amendment 4 hasn't
received much attention but in
the end the passage of this
amendment will have a much
greater impact on the lives of
Floridians than helicopter ads
and whether pennies for prisons
was a tax increase or not. We
believe that come November,
Florida voters will tell state lead-
ers without mincing words that
they should have been ade-
quately funding the youth tobac-
co education program all
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The things you hear at the PGA tournament
The last major is in the books
and Tiger has all but locked-up his
bid for Player of the Year. Once
again, I'm going to share some
insight on the PGA Championship
from my friends at TNT and CBS.
The team of Announcers, consist-
ing of TNT's Bobby Clampett (ana-
lyst), Billy Kratzert (analyst) and Jim
Huber (course reporter) and CBS'
Verne Lundquist (play-by-play),
Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Peter
Oosterhuis (play-by-play), Lanny
Wadkins (analyst), Gary McCord
(analyst), David Feherty
(analyst/course reporter) and Peter
Kostis (course reporter) captured
and provided some excellent
quotes that tell the story.
Kostis on the threesome of Phil
Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Geoff
Ogilvy: "The quiet third man in this
marquee pairing, Geoff Ogilvy from
Australia, is playing the -part of
Switzerland in this group today."
Feherty on the competitiveness
of the PGA Championship com-
pared to the other majors: "The
PGA Championship has been the
best of the four majors in the last
decade, there have been a lot of
underdogs like Rich Beam or Bob
May who have made the final cou-
by Daniel Shube.
ple of rounds, and that's fantastic."
Feherty on the pairing of Phil
Mickelson and Tiger Woods: "It's
always fascinating to watch Woods
and Mickelson (play) together.
They are like a pair of magnets; they
attract everything but repel each
Jim Huber and Billy Kratzert
individually interviewed the three-
some of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickel-
son and Geoff Ogilvy at the end of
Round One, where they all finished
with scores of 69.
Tiger Woods on playing with
Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy: "I
was behind the eight-ball early
while the rest of the guys (Mickel-
son and Ogilvy) were playing well.
We all understand that it's a long
way, 72 holes, so we're going to
keep plugging along. We all missed
a couple of shots here and there
and just grinded away."
Mickelson on playing with Tiger
Woods: "Fortunately I've played
with him in the past and it's very
enjoyable. He's in his own world
and we take care of our game and
our business. It's a fun day and we
shake hands afterwards. We both
played okay today, but we both had
a chance to go a little lower."
Ogilvy on the expectations on
him being paired with Tiger Woods
and Phil Mickelson: "Hopefully
people who have watched golf this
year realize that I'm not just going
to roll over in that group. I'm sure
there are people that come to
watch Tiger and Phil every week
who might say 'who's this Ogilvy
guy?', but hopefully they know
' Feherty on the sponsored ele-
ment 'The Lexus Virtual Caddy':
"Does the virtual caddy show up
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too late at night, like a regular
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Heather Stillians and Tommi Zeller; (back row left o right) Tuffy Weldon, Marshelle Carter,
Gina Davis, Hellen WPlatt, Wendy Riley, Lisa Suttoriand Andrea Hansen.'
Jim Huber interviewed Billy
Mayfair, who underwent surgery
for testicular cancer two weeks
Mayfair on shooting three-under
par in Round #1 and what it feels
like to be back playing: "I never had
a score in mind, I just wanted to go
out an enjoy myself. I'm so glad to
be back and to be healthy. I got a lit-
tle tired coming down the stretch
which I thought I would, but I hung
in there. I'm just thrilled to be out
here, and to go out today and shoot
under par is a thrill."
Feherty on Jason Gore: "Jason
(Gore) is priceless. He was wearing
a coat and tie at a PGA function that
I helped host at Pebble Beach earli-
er this year, and I've never seen any-
one look more
uncomfortable. (Wearing) a black
tie and a black coat, he looked like
Tony Soprano forced to be at the
Feherty on the outfit worn by
Jesper Parnevik: "You need two
things to dress that way, you need a
sense of humor and you need a
great golf game. You don't want to
go out there in that and shoot an 85.
It's like a Swedish George Lopez."
Clampett on Sergio Garcia's
preparation: "I had a chance to
walk with Sergio (Garcia) in the
practice round the day before the
British Open at Hoylake. The thing
that impressed me about Sergio
was his intensity in the practice
round. He was going about it as if
he was playing in the final round of
McCord on the certainty a golfer
needs before hitting a shot: "You've
got to get rid of any uncertainty
before you hit the putt, you've got
to think you know how that ball is
going to break, even if you're
wrong. That's why Jack Nicklaus
did so well, he firmly believed that
whatever shot he was going to hit, it
was the right shot."
Oosterhuis on the play of the
course at Medinah: "We've seen
the course yield to some good shots
and we've seen it punish some bad
shots. It's just what-we need in a
Wadkins on Sergio Garcia:
"He's swinging the club so wel, it's
just frightening how good he's
swinging it. He's made some putts,
his putting looks better this
week. He's still a little tentative now
and then, (his putting is) not as nat-
ural as what he needs." '
Wadkins on Tcr Lehrnrirl aftei
reporting that Lehman led a
memorial service f-r Heather
Clarke,'wife of ,ller Darier'Clarkt
.who recently passed away from'
breast cancer,: "Tom is really the
spiritual leader, not only of the
Ryder Cup team but of the whole
(PGA) Tour in general. When we
lost Payne Stewart, Tom was right
there heading up his memorial
Clampett on Stewart Cink mak-
ing the Ryder Cup team: "I think
he's a shoe-in for a captain's pick. I
think he is the one guy who is a
shoe-in. The reason is that he's
been playing very well lately, he's
had three top five finishes this sum-
Jim Huber interviewed Billy
Andrade, who shot a 78 in Round
#3 after shooting a 67 and 69 in the
first two rounds, respectively.
Andrade on his poor performance
in Round #3: "I would like to take
back the 17th and 18th holes yester-
day. If you take those last two holes
I'm still in there. But the great thing
about the game of golf is you wake
up the next day and it's a new. day.
I'm just excited that it's Sunday and
not Saturday anymore."
Clampett on Sean O'Hair: "I
think this is a kid who's a' real up
and comer, once he figures out
where his swing is and how to
swing shots. He's a hard worker, a
disciplined kid, thinks well on the
golf course and has all of the natu-
ral features of being a great player."
Clampett on the low scoring at
Medinah: "Some of the members
here (at Medinah) are really upset
about the scores, how low they are.
I've heard some talk about that... I
just don't think anyone wants to
admit how good these players real-
Clampett on announcing at the
PGA Grand Slam of Golf, played in
Hawaii and broadcast on TNT: "It's
a tough job, but somebody's got to
Clampett on Sergio Garcia's
apparel at the British Open: "I think
the reason why Sergio (Garcia)
wore that canary yellow shirt at the
British Open is because he wanted
to make a lot of birdies." ,
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FDLE expands inmate locater service
In September 2005, the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment launched a system that
provides one-mouse click capa-
bility to determine whether or
not a particular individual is
housed in any participating
county jail system in the state.
Prior to the implementation of
the system known as
nal justice professionals within
Florida had to initiate individual
telephone calls to one or more
of the 67 disparate county jail
systems to determine if a partic-
ular individual was incarcerated
in a county jail facility.
In the initial phase of the
locater service, the system
allowed for a "watch list" to be
developed. It gives investigators
the ability, to "flag" the system
with the name of a suspect, wit-
ness or subject of a warrant and
receive immediate notification if
that individual was booked into
any of the participating facilities.
FDLE and the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections have part-
nered to expand this "watch list"
capability and take it to a higher
To accomplish this goal, the
agencies partnered with
Appriss, Inc., a technology com-
pany that has worked with vari-
ous state and local governments
on similar kinds of information
sharing projects around the
In recent weeks, FDLE has
downloaded the names and
identifying particulars of almost
39,000 individuals who are con-
victed sex offenders and/or
predators that appear in the
state's registry, and the Depart-
ment of Corrections has down-
loaded a list of some 200,000
individuals that are under some
form of supervision (proba-
tion/parole) and placed all of
them on the "watch list." As a
result, FDLE will be automatical-
ly notified when sex offenders
and predators that are in the
state's database have been
arrested, and the Department of
Corrections probation officials
will automatically be notified
when one of their probationers
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"This new feature will help
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DOC Secretary James McDo-
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Ray Riddell. When the system
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department in January 2005 and.
released from custody the fol-.
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ed California authorities to fol-
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confirm Riddell's location. Rid-
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Slaughter cows and bulls are still under pressure from big supply.
Calf prices are still pretty darn good. Most classes a couple dollars high-
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$2.05. Roger Davis, Okeechobee had the top cow price this week with
a high.of $47.00.
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It has been my privilege and an honor to serve as your
County Commissioner in District 2. If re-elected, I will con-
tinue to support and fight for you, the taxpayer. I intend to
focus my energy and use my position to continue to lower
the millage rate, look out for the needs of our senior citizens
and focus on our economic development. I will support a
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North Elementary: All grades enjoy outdoor activities
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Kindergartners at North Elementary are waiting in line for a
relay during physical education class with Mrs. Canevari.
(left to right) Gariesha Johnson, Ashley Furse, Bailey Stuhr,
ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with the
event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would like to be
a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Car-
rie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "purchase"
items from their Baby Boutique. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or,
Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
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Fifth graders at North Elementary have fun at recess play-
ing games. Tether ball is an obvious favorite.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrihe Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
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who needs food. All you need is
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, Aug. 25,
through Thursday, Aug. 31, are as
- Theatre I -"Snakes on a Plane"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
.* p p.m.. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
- 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
8- and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
, Theatre II "Devil Wears
Prada" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Accepted" (PG-
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p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
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and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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AUCTION Land'and Antiques,
90 acre farm Pipestem Sum-
mers County WV 25979 of-
fered in parcels, beautiful
property, great antiques,
September 16th. Information
(800)726-2897 Randy Bur-
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Bag of New Clothes, parking
lot, front of Family Dollar
Store on 70 East. Call to
identify. 863-763-0346 aft 5
CATS (2) Neutered males. Call
to ID. (863)357-3225
LARGE DOG- Vic of Ft Drum
Ranchettes, Call to identify.
LARGE FEMALE DOG Mix
breed, Tan w/blk. tall. Found In
Taylor Creek Isles on 8/12.
PIs. call to identify. 467-4734
GERMAN SHEPHERD / LAB
MIX: Female. Lost in vic. of
Treasure Island. Reward.
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
CATS (2), To good homes. 1
neutered male & 1 spayed
LAB MIX PUPPY, Black, Fe-
male. Free to good home.
2'/2 mo. old w/shots &
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
solid white w/red nose. 3
mos. old. Need loving
PITBULL, To good home,
male, 1 /yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
NEW OWNERSHIP AND
Alligator Antiques and
Sebring on US 27
Starting in September open
7 days a week
Quality Dealers Only
Incentives Call 863-471-MALL
And possibly earn extra
money doing taxes.*
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Income Tax Course
For information and
or visit your local H&R Block
Okeechobee, Clewiston &
Bilingual students are
encouraged to enroll.
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FufllTih e 205
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
LIVE-IN NANNY NEEDED
Yeehaw Junction area for 2
small children of nice married
couple. Must pass drug
screen, Ref's req. PIs. call
220 OR 440 CSR
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A Hi-tech company needs:
Pick up application
@100 SW15th St.or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
ALL ABOUT YOU
Is accepting applications
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Part time positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
(AM & PM)
Ap ly Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Ful Tie 001
iExp'd workers needed for
IEquipment Operators I
I Electrician's Helpers I
,Laborers & Helpers
Only serious, self motivated
* need apply. Clean driving
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COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Fax resume to(772)546-3482
DRIVER,:CLASS A CDL req'd.
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
~ Koebernik Trucking -
Experienced Frameless End
Dump Drivers needed early
a.m. hours. Class A CDL re-
quired. Competitive wages &
benefits. Please call
772-380-3526 for details
All Phases, Clean DL
Experienced Tractor Driver
needed for large dairy farm.
Must be willing to
occasionally milk cows.
9:00 a.m. to Noon:
CAT Exp. Pref., Must have
own tools, Solid company
with comp. salary.
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106
LAWN MAINTENANCE F/T
Available immediately, Experi-
enced preferred. Please call
(863)532-9499 for interview
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience In carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
Startingat $30,000 to
$36,0O0. Based on
Experience. 5-Day Work
Week. Unlimited Growth
Potential. Full Benefit
Package. Monthly Bonus.
3rd S Saleas Aclate
Sta nrt ay: ./hr.
Other Great Benefits
CALL 24 HOURS A DAY!
Associate Applicants Call:
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
ROOFERS & FRAMERS
Transportation, tools and ex-
penence a must. Ps. call
Needed for Dredging Company
7a 5p Weekdays
SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966
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OF ECONOMIC COUNCIL
The Economic Council of Okeechobee County,
Inc. is seeking applicants for the Executive Direc-
tor position. The Executive Director provides lead-
ership and management to the Economic Council
of Okeechobee County, Inc.
The Executive Director is -
~ responsible for all aspects of operations, strate-
gic planning and plan implementation, advance-
ment and program design.
~ responsible for Program Development and Im-
plementation, Development of Strategic Alliances
and Partnerships and overall daily management of
The Applicant should possess a college degree or
equivalent work experience preferred, minimum of
five years related business and/o" professional ex-
perience, broad knowledge of nonprofit manage-
ment, fund raising, business development and
municipal and county issues, proficiency in work-
ing with business software
(Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Quick-
ooks) and technology, effective written, oral
communication and presentation skills and strong
Please send resume and salary
PO. Box 718
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0248
Duties include troubleshooting, mntaining, and
repairing electrical equipment, motors, motor con-
trol centers, medium voltage switchgear, and inte-
grating changes to existing control systems.
Industrial environment experience and the ability to
read wiring diagrams are required.
We offer excellent pay and benefits.
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
1500 West Sugar House Road
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: (561) 996-4705
Equal Opportunity Employer
Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Big Cypress Reservation
High School diploma or GED.
Associates preferred. Min. 1 yr retail
exp. Exc. communication skills.
2 yrs supervisory or management exp.
Flex hours, FL Drivers License.
Salary based on exp. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, optical, 401 K,
fuel & food allowance)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
F u l T i e I l
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
The City of Okeechobee is now accepting applications for an
experienced telephone operator/radio dispatcher for the Police
Department. Rotating shift work, 40 hours per week. AnAppli-
cation packel is available online at ww rtvl ,i l e :",ro l ,,
or by contacting the Clerk's Office at CLirv Hia. Oin: ,1 in e City
Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, O-.eecrioue,,FL 39974,
Applications must be returned by
4:30 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2006.
Drug Free Workplace. EEO.
Lane Gamlotea, CMC, City Clerk/Personnel Administrator.
ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
Big Cypress Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
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
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
engineering & legal
terminology a plus.
Must be able to type
55 cwpm and be
tested in Excel and
Word. Salary starting
at $11.01/hr. Exc.
application and see
details on line at:
500 Boston Ave.
P.O. Box 3191
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
Prof. work in
exp.cert & heavy Excel
& Access exp a plus -
must be tested. 4yr.
Accounting degree & 3
yrs. exp req'd. $34K -
application on line at
500 Boston Ave.
P.O. Box 3191
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant 'leeded Full Time
in busy medical office E'p.
necessarv. F. CV V I
ICE CREAM TRUCK DRIVER:
Part Time, Early Evenings &
Weekends. Great pay. Must
have clean driving record &
cell phone. Call for appt./appli-
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J & J Building Contractors
Screen Rooms, Carports
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 5698
417 W.S. Park
A/C- 21/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350.
o di c I l
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
TWO 1/2 TON COLEMAN A/C
w/heat strips. $150.
NEW OWNERSHIP AND
Sebring on US 27
Starting in September open
7 days a week
Quality Dealers Only
Incentives Call 863-471-MALL
AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
btu, heats & cools. $75
REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&l in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, White, 33", Excellent
WASHER: Westinghouse &
DRYER: Kenmore. Both in
Excellent cond. $160 neg.
will sep. (863)763-6591
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty & DRYER, Kenmore, 90
series. $150 for both, will
SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New, 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will l ell sep (863)763-5011
SHOP LIGHTS (4), holds (4)
fluorescent bulbs. $50 for
all, will separate.
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacif-
ic, light gray, new, one full
box of 22 12ft sections.
37"W x 38"L. Slide up/down.
$50 for all. 863-697-2044
POWERFLITE Carpet Cleaning
Machine, Comm'l w/20' hose,
Tools, some chemicals &
CRIB & MATTRESS, Like new,
all wood crib. $170
CRIB BEDDING SET, $30
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$125 (863)612-5037 La-
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7)t 12de w
Immediate Opening for a Full Time
position at Water's Edge Dermatology.
Medical Assistant, CNA,
LPN or RN may apply at:
301 NE 19th Drive,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 or
you may fax resume and
license to 863-467-1919
16 Okeechobee News, Sunday, August 27, 2006
WICKER BASSINET Natural
color w/mattress. NICE! Ok.
Wood Cradle, $100/both.
Will sell sep. 863-357-1032
CARVED WOOD BABY FOX
Life sized, painted, handmade
by artist, $275. 863-763-3302
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offers! 863-763-8943
NEW OWNERSHIP AND
Sebring on US'27
Starting in September open
7 days a week
Quality Dealers Only
Incentives Call 863-471-MALL
COMPUTER, Hewlett Pavilion
Packard 6343 model: Com-
plete w/printer. Great condi-
tion. $100 (863)697-3316
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational-
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
BEDROOM SET, King bed w/
mirrored canopy, lighted head-
board, dresser & night stand.
$300 neg. (863)634-1055
BUNK BED w/Loft: Oak wood
.with built in drawers, desk &
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COACH & LOVESEAT, Leather,
blush color. $400
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COMPUTER DESK: Large,
Light Oat Wood Look. $50.
DESK- all wood, white Formi-
drawers, 1 door, on wheels,
DINETTE TABLE, metal & 4,
chairs, glass top w/cloth
covered chairs, $75. Call
(863) 357-2412 after 5pm.
DINING ROOM TABLE, Cherry
wood, with 6 leather covered
chairs. 38x79 with leaf.
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $375. (239)537?.4253
ENTER./CURIO UNIT- Wicker,
6'6"H, 5'W, 18"D. Curved
top, 8 side shelves, 3 center
Birchwood, beautiful, mint
Solid wood, coffee table &
end table. Fits 42" w/s tv.
FUTON- White, Metal, Good
GLIDER ROCKER CHAIR
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cond.
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good
LIVING ROOM SET, Love seat,
chair & ottoman. Like new
I: Ijridi i 0n $275
LIVING ROOM SET, Sleeper
sofa, loveseat & 2 Lazyboy
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa,
loveseat, wing chair, 4 oak
claw foot tables, mint cond.
MATTRESS: Queen Size,
Complete w/Frame & Box
Spring. Good condition. $120.
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17. 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97np, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4FC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
OAK DINING TABLE w/6 up-
holstered chairs, good cond.
OFFICE SUITE, Decorator De-
signed, desk, file cabinet, book
shelves, couch, leather chair &
more. $2499 (863)674-0844
ROCKER & OTTOMAN GLIDER
SETS (2) Maple. Beige w/
green leaf & light rose buds.
$150 sell sep. 863-357-8788
SLEEPER SOFA & LOVE
SEAT, Drexel Heritage, off
white & jewel plaid, exc.
cond. $850 (863)763-4992
SLEEPER SOFA, Queen,
brown, very good condition,
$150 neg. (863)634-5095
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan,
Sofa + Oversized swivel chair,
Round Coffee & 2 End Tables.
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$200 or will separate.
TWIN BEDROOM SET &
Dressers, 2-End tables.
COAT: Black Fox & Lamb
Wool, Full Length. Designed
for casual to very formal. Pur-
chased 12/05 in New York.
Worn twice. Size 14. Looks
excellent on size 10-16. Paid
$6,000. Sacrifice for $1000.
Firm. Absolutely Gorgeous on
any age. Serious callers only
IMAGE 17.0 TREADMILL
Get fit fast in the comfort of
rour own home. Used 1 mth.
400 Negot. 863-634-0761
OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH w/
Olympic Free Weights. Like
brand new. Pd. $350 / Now
$175 (561)662-4563 Keith
ANN. RING, Beautiful 1/2ctw,
5 Emerald cut diamonds,
14k. white gold, size 7.
DIAMOND RING w/wedding
band entwined, 1 carat, size
7, pear shaped, asking
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain 'alr, i moricon:ycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
chair. Complete. 2 yrs. old,
used very little. $1000.
LIFT CHAIR, Beige. $300
HYDRAULIC PUMP for lowrid-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 or
best offer. (863)763-3334
MRE'S (Meals Ready to Eat) 2
Cases (12 per case): $100
for both, will sep.
PLAY STATION II- Sony, W/5
.games, 2 controllers. 2 mo
old. $150. (863)447-6620
ROAD MESH, Used with con-
crete. 5'x30' long, 6"
q Ari" .$15
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
Esteban, w/soft case, Alva-
rez Mod. 5022, w/hard case,
BASS GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $725. 863-357-7406
DRUM SET, First Act, $175 or
best offer. (863)467-1301
GOLD YAMAHA TRUMPET
in exc. cond. $300 or best of-
SNARE DRUM, with stand and
practice pad, paid $250,
asking $50. (863)675-4098
TENOR SAX, by Conn, with
case, asking $450.
ENGRAVER-New Hermes, En-
gravograph, 115 AC/DC, .88
amps, 10K RPM, H.9. 1/15,
BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fem., shots & wormed.
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
CUSTOM BUILT FISH TANK
150 gallon. $500 or best offer.
DOBERMAN, female, reg., up
to date on shots, $300.
DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
GERBILS. (5), with 2 aquari-
ums & tops. $20 for all
EN RETRIEVER MIX: Approx.
13 wks. Female. Runt of liter.
Good home. (863)447-5305
PAPILLON PUPPY, champion
bloodlines, male, CKC reg.,
ready 8/31, health cert.,
Puppy. Female. 3 weeks oldi.
Free to good home only. Pis.
SHIT-ZU PUPPY, Males, 4
months old. AKC Papers.
TAMED COCKATIELS- handfed
babys, $30 with out cage,
$45 with cage
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
EllIott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12
Ft. $85 (863)467-6818
TV, 48" Widescreen, with
base. $1300 (863)234-1067
AIR COMPRESSOR, lhp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-0427
AIR COMPRESSOR, Ingersoll
Rand, 5.5 hp, 6 months old.
Paid $750, Asking $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle -
DRILL PRESS, Delta Shop-
master, $50. (863)674-0416
GENERATOR, Coleman, 5,000
watts, 6250 surge, (3) 110's &
(1) 220 plug ins, used 10
hours. $450 (863)634-5095
MIG WELDER, 185 Millermat-
ic, 25' spool gun, w/other
accessories, $1 600.
PRESSURE WASHER- 400
psi, w/hoses, wands, tips,
trailer & 13 hp Honda Engine
$1500 firm (863)610-0756
VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
UHF/VHF, atleast 5ft tall,
reasonable price. Call
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E..
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
ROUND BALES (35)
$700/all, will sell seperately.
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
HORSE BACK RIDING
Lessons, Training, Sales &
Trail riding. For more info..
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1500 neg.
MISSING HORSE, 3 year old,
Sorrell Quarter horse, mare,
from Lake Port area.
Horses ck, Etc.
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
PONY CART & HARNESS,
$1000 or best offer.
REG. APPALOOSA'S- 1 Mare,
1 Gelding, good manners,
saddles incld, $3000 for
both (863)763-2763 .
TB BAY GELDING- 18yrs, exc
horse team pens & sorts cat-
tle, exp rider, $1800
HUSKY RIDING MOWER- au-
to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky Su-
preme, 26hp, 54" cut, 10cu.
ft. trailer, 94 hrs on motor..
$2000 neg. (863)634-1055
MTD MOWER- 12HP, 38" cut,
runs good, $150
PUSH MOWER self propelled
Lawn Boy, 21", 4.5hp, sharp
blade, good cond. NEW $400,
sell $100. 863-697-2033
PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11 hp, older model, $200
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HP,
lyr old, $100 or best offer
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
KINGS BAY: 1 BR, Furnished
w/ W&D, $825 mo. + sec.
dep. You pay electric.
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $825 mo. & $2150
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. '$850 mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE EFFICIENCY- Ig
bedroom, in town, no pets,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo,
Villa, 2br/2ba, $950 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env. no pets, lawn maint.,1'
yr. lease. (863)610-1750
2,520 sq. ft., Hwy 441 N &
110th St. 7 miles N on 441.
.?BR 1 5BA FL'S $750/mth.,
N: pel' ,Iearly l -j
ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
BASSWOOD 3BR/2BA CBS
Newly renovated, cent. a/c, all
appl's., pets okay. $1250/mo.
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
FORT DRUM Area: 2 BR/2 BA
on 22 acres. Needs someone
capable of light maintenance,
mowing & care of some ani-
mals. Call (561)840-8835
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-"
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, ten-
2,3 & 4 Bedroom. Short and
long term lease options.
LAKE Okee 3BR/2BA, All appi.
incl. W/D & D/W. 30' deep
1cargar. $1400/mo.2) Avail.
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house.w/garage In nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
NEW HOME- 3BR/2BA
Call FritchardsGMAC Real
W/D, all appliances. Lawn
maint., incl. In Kings Bay.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1100/mo..
Call Rick (863)697-3096
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Furnished, includes elec., wa-
ter, high speed. 863-697-3743
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
Rental Needed, Belle Glade,
Pahokee, South Bay, Canal
Point, Lake Harbour or Clewls-
ton. Home, townhome or con-
do for professional couple.
Great tenants with references
& good credit. (561)261-9747
or email info to: kilev(ufl.edu
SHARE HOME- Prof. Woman
will share home near Post
Office w/ Prof. Non-smoker.
Full Hse privileges/private
room/bath. $500. mo, 1st,
last, security, share utilities
REMODELED: 1 Bdrm./1 Bath,
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apt's. $78,900. (863)763-839
BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle & Clewiston.
Horse fenced. Private & Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,000. Call
Located in The Prairie
3br, 2ba, 1t acres, On canal.'
Sale or Lease. $145,000 or
$950/mo. Call for info.
OAK PARK, 3br, 2ba CBS,
New. Metal Roof, New Hurri-
cane Shutters, newly painted
ext., Central A/C, New carpet.
l.50 500 -23-421-3815 or
OKEE., Large 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' Canal front, New Sea'
wall, Tikki Hut, Fish cleaning
station, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new apple Elec.,
A/C, Owner hi:,loaiin A
Steal at $249qno. Call for
Tiore inir,: 15~,.1176 -33
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room..
rew lurn iurh Iloronng hICren
applirian ". i,1 nwiner ro'l7
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Owner Finance Available
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ANTEBELLUM HOME Built in
1839, sits on 2 acres. Has 19
acres woods. Natural spring.
Located between 3 rivers. Un-
spoiled, protected. Buffalo,
Duck & Tennessee Rivers.
$145K. 863-763-8468 or
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Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
appl's, recently remodeled,
$950 mo- + ec dep cred-
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OKEECHOBEE- 1br, CA, unfur-
-.ird,r i 5i.'fiT,,, $250 de-
posit, (863)697-1168 *
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
FURNISHED 1968 Mobile
Home, adult 'park, 57'x12',
37Y1 3 8 repnpd in Fla.
rrmi 1.1 i. 1 :11, ir,.i l offer.
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Beeutlful large 1993 Fleetwood
14x42 mobile on canal, 2Bdl1ea, [aof2 yrs. old.
Nice neighbors, veny quiet. Large endused,
allacbed a. rnoe (120421 wIshed, 2 yr. old inyl
windows wlscreens, reftgeratlo, Ig. buill in enter-
lainnient center, table, chairs, sleeper sofa. New
slon shutters 7106, Dade Co. approved for
1l3flmp hunicane winds, fully endosed. 1 yr. new
inyl siding, 2 seprae 3 lone NC'a & heat pump
fon house & Fa. as New electic slave, dish-
washer. Washernnyer, retigeralor wtiesmaker
hookup. New hol water heater.
Must see to appreciate
Serious inquiries only. $49,000.
3311 SE 33rd Tam., Lot 11, Okeechobes
86i-6.7.C50- ds6.97.'. 71 I
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$24K Negot. (305)345-2472
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035
ALUMACRAFT V14, seats, an-
:chors, lights, $1250/best of-
fer. Includes tackle. Call
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/ TRLR.
1991,.17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
BASS TRACKER, '88, 40hp
Johnson, new trolling motor,
tandem trailer, $1500 or best
FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johnson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Go! $6000. (863)673-2024
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1iAM Saturday, Sept. 9 Lake Placid, FL
Highlands Park Estate (homesites)
Lake Blue Estales (home)
Sebring Manor Subdivision (homesite),
Sun N Lakes Estates (homesites)
Sun N Lakes Estates of Sebring
(homesites, golf course) '
Orange Blossom Estates
(homesites, lakefront homesites)
Erin Park Estates (homesite)
Placid Lakes (homesite)
Lake Haven Estates (homesites)
Leisure Lakes (homesites)
23 Acres, offered as a whole
14.74 Acres, offered in two parcels
Preview home In Lake Blue Estates 11AM-2PM, Sat, Sept 2
cale Site:. AAm 1ian lalan DPlac id Ps 425.1 U4n90 Hi 17 I7N. Lak DePla
JON BOAT, 12 Ft., Flat Bottom
w/new trolling motor. Good
boat. $450. for both, will
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., '190 hp. Merc.
$3500 neg. MooreHaven
PONTOON BOAT 25'.1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp, '04 dual axle trlr., $10K
or best offer. 863-6.34-7163
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
SEA KAYAK- Fiberglass w/rud-
der, 17', Northwest Cadence,
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
tery. 50hp Johnson, w/trlr.
TCRAFT BOAT, motor-& trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
BOAT MOTOR- Mere 15hp,
2005, low hours, $1200
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1100 (863)675-0162
Classic 1967 Triumph Chop-
per Project, 650cc, good title,
complete bike, needs ring job.
HONDA GOLDWING '77,
$1400 or best offer.
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition.
Runs good. $500.
MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,
Custom built, new tires & fen-
ders, tailgate lights, aluminum
ramp. $1275 (863)674-0898
SUZUKI- '06, SV650, 1800 mi.
$300. access included. Mint
YAMAHA VIRAGO 1998, 1100
CC, 12,400 mls., Garage
kept. Excellent condition.
GO CART, 3.5hp Briggs &
Stratton, single seat, roll
cage, good condition, $195
or best offer. (863)763-3334
GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
sweater, new tires, runs great,
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
seater, runs great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
HONDA 350X 1986- 3 wheel-
er, great cond, fast, hate to
let go but need to sell, $2000
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1600.
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
TRAVEL TRAILER, 28ft. Needs
work, has alot of potential.
$700 (863)675-1113 Muse
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BMW rare 535i 1990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
CHEVY MONTE CARLO '98, 2
door LS coupe, 88k, good
condition, fire red. $5000 or
best offer. (863)763-8504
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
FORD TAURUS '91- strong
motor, good glass & body,
needs trans work, $250 neg
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar.'88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 68k,
Clean, runs good, cold air.
In great condition, auto, A/C,
all pwr. Must see to appre-
ciate! $3800. 863-467-9875
MAZDA RX7- '88, Needs a lit-
tle TLC. $500. or best offer.
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very clean asking $1000
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
runs good. $500/best offer
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $2300 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
TOYOTA CAMRY '97, 4 cyl.,
4 door, cold air, p/w, p/l,
ood cond., good on gas.
2500 neg. (863)634-4072
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365
VOLVO 240, '93, $2000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518
CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2200. (863)697-1350
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$650 (863)697-1350 or
CHEVY C30 '77, Cab & chas-
sis, no motor or trans., '87
front clip, dual headlights.
$950 neg. (772)519-3979
CHEVY COLORADO BEDLIN-
ER, like new, $125.
CHEVY S-10 ENGINE &
TRANS- 89-90, 4cyl, 2 fen-
ders, hood, all for $350 or
best offer (863)467-5680
SALES SERVICE RENTALS PARTS
Your locally owned hometown dealer
Nlws hal f Iei Cu
!;1'Sto, Sre Hours
315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974
Sherri Enfinger, Manager
v j w.gilben-golfcars.com ,
ELEC FUEL PLIMP. Brand
new, never used, diesel or
g3s 15 gal per minute, $300
or betil otlr 1863146;-5680
ENGINE: 258 cu. in. Fits Jeeps
or American Motors Cars.
Runs. good. $1 50.
FORD F150'90 -
No motor, parts only. $400
FRAME: w/ Front End suspen-
sion and rear end. Fits 1978
3/4 Ton Suburban $75.
GENERAL P255,/70R17 TIRES,
(.'i. 90 8t .3i,6.3-8969
JEEP CHEROKEE- '87, For
parts. Does not run. Needs
fuel pump $800. Neg.
REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
REAR END: Fits Ford F-600,
Approx. 1974. Detroit Locker.
$1;0I 1 ^).w.5. Si8
RIMS & TIRES (4), 17"
Speedy, black, chromelip, 4
bolt Honda's, all hardware.
RIMS 14). LOW i prilr 4 lug
Iih ,i 3 Hi L 1id.a C I 1250
TOPPER, Fits small pick ups.
Color green. Asking $100. or
best offer. 863-763-0564 or
TRANSMISSION, 5 ;.peed out
i :yi : riey Iii". $100
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cvi w.3
ipee'l' maNi l iain ITiI, iAiil
CHEVY CREW CAB- '98, Fuel
tank, Pump & Tool Box.
$2500. or best offer.
CHEVY SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, 7;' rertuili Chevy 454 &
700 R4 trans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958
DIESEL 3/4 TON, 1986, 6.9, 4
Wheel drive, runs good,
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $350.
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 57k org. mis.
Good tres. Needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (561)758-3781
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $900
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
FORD F150 '89, 300, 6 cyl., 5
spd., has electrical prob-
lems. $1200 or best offer.
FORD F150'94, a/c, new tires,
lift package, tool box. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1780
FORD F150 '94- Gray, 4wd,
cold AC, rebuilt trans, new
radiator, oversize new tires,
FORD RANGER '92, Mud truck
with 33-12-15 Super Swam-
pers. Ready to play!! $600
FORD RANGER '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
GMC P/U 1983: Great truck.
2nd owner. Newer engine,
trans. Only $2,500.
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979
cold/dual a/c, 3rd row seat,
new tires/front brakes, 96k
mls., $6300. 863-467-2423
FORD EXPLORER '91- some
new parts, needs trans $300
or best offer (863)634-8647
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR- '2000,
Champagne color. V8, Auto.
83K, Excellent condition.
PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
bishi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
TRAILER, 5x8 w/2ft. sides.
readers hove mote fun
I Golf Carts
I Golf Carts
I Land Sale
CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, .new tires, springs,
lights, wiring. $1300
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
3800 miles on tires, $3500
OPEN TANDEM AXLE TRLR.
6x12, Drive on ramps. $850.
863-675-7391 after 6pm
UTILITY TRAILER- 16 x 7, sin-
gle axle car trailer, $450 or
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
new! $1000 (863)675-3558
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x8', Tilt,
Angle iron sides. Located in
Ft. Drum area. $475. or best
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY, '94, runs, needs work,
DODGE CONV VAN'89- Ram
2500, 99K miles cold AC,
$2000 or best offer
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $1800 or best offer.
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, sofa bed, TV, CB ra-
dio $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER'96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl.eng, 27mpg,1
Looks/Runs great. No rust'
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCY S. HILER
Deceased File No.2006-CP-195
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. File Number '
2006-CP-195 is pending in the Circuit
Courtfor Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The name and address
of the personal representative andthe
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the ededent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate. In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL, BE
The date of first publication of this Notice
is Aug. 20,2006
Attorneyfor Personal Representative
Wesley. Harvin, Esquire
Florida Bar No, 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
13756 88th Place North
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