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Vol. 97 No. 244


Friday, September 1, 2006


504 Plus tax


Briefs
Waste Management will
resume normal operations on
Thursday, Aug. 31, but will be
one day behind. They will con-
tinue pick-up service through
Saturday, Sept. 2.
Also, the Okeechobee Land-
fill will. reopen Thursday, Aug.
31, with normal business
hours.
Boil water notice for
Glades County
Residents in Glades County
that have pump/well systems
that are below 18 inches or
under water: a precautionary
boil water notice is in effect
until the water crests.
School hosting special
breakfast
Yearling Middle School, 925
N.W. 23rd Lane, will host a
breakfast for all its volunteers
Friday, Sept. 1, from 9 until 10
a.m. in the school's lounge.
For information, contact
either Ms. Kovalsky or Ms.
Markham at (863) 462-5056.

Inside

Brahmans to host
Red Devils tonight
The Okeechobee Brah-
mans will face the Avon Park
Red Devils tonight in the first
home game of the 2006 regu-
lar season.
The Brahmans had a 4-5
record last season and lost their
regular season opener last Fri-
day night in South Fork 24-6.
The Red Devils opened their
season last \\eek with a 14-13
%\in o er Ridge Communit\
High School in Davenport. The
Red Delils had a 7-3 season last
year but lost the majority of
their team to graduation.
'We are a young, basically
sophomore, teamn" stated nex .
-< Red Devil coach Earnest
Perkins. "From %hat Wve are'
seeing or. game tapes, Okee-"
chobee has a pretty good team.
We just hope to stay
respectable in this game."
"Don't let anyone kid you,"
said Brahman head coach
Chris Branham. 'Avon Park has
a good team.".
The Red Devils, with senior
quarterback T.K. Hill at the
helm (2,000 yards last season);
run a spread offense with a bal-
ance between air and ground.
The Brahmans are using a
new "Fling-T" offense, which
involves catching screens and
swing passes out of the back-
field in addition to rushing the
ball and playing a decoy on
play-action passes.
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Drought Index
Current: 327
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.16 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.75 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
Classifieds ..... .7, 8
Comics ............ 6
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........7.
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .9
T-V . . . . . . . .8
Weather ............2.
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Lake level rise is minimal


No strain on dike,
no major change
in water level

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Just as the effects of Tropical
Depression Ernesto did not
cause the anticipated local
flooding, it's not expected to
raise lake levels significantly or
cause any strain on the Herbert


Hoover Dike.
According to Vernon Gra%.
manager of the Okeechobee
County ,Airport, the airport
received 1.94 inches of rain from
Ernesto. The county's drainage
system was easily able :o handle
that amount of rain without the
widespread flooding that was
experienced last year.
The peak wind recorded was
a 30 mile per hour gust.
Mr. Gray stated that the center
of Ernesto passed over Okee-
chobee between 3 and 4 p.m. At


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3 p.m the winds were from the
northeast and at 4 p.m. the
\ inds were from thewest.
The Li S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers I.COE), in a press release
dated Aug. 30, stated that Lake
Okeechobee would likely rise no
more than three inches as a
result of Tropical Depression
Ernesto.
"This news is very good
because, while the central part
of Florida received much needed
rain, Ernesto did not cause a sig-
nificant increase in Lake Okee-


chobee's water level," said
Colonel Paul L. Grosskruger,
Jacksonville district commander.
"With about half of the 2006 hur-
ricane season still before us, we
remain confident in the continu-
ing protection provided by Her-
bert Hoover Dike."
"We did not foresee any prob-
lems and we found none," said
Jim Jeffords, COE operations
manager for the Jacksonville Dis-
trict said in the same press
release after the completion of a
"windshield tour" of the dike


between Clewiston and Port
Mayaca on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
A full inspection of the entire
dike was scheduled for Thurs-
day, Aug. 31.
According to South Florida
Water Management figures, the
lake only rose two hundredth of
an inch during the 24-hour peri-
od between midnight Tuesday
Aug. 29 and midnight Wednes-
day, Aug. 30.
The current lake.level is 12.16
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Okeeclnoee News/Katrina biSKen
Okeechobee County 4-Hers with perfect 100 percent scores on their record books for
the 2005-2006 project year included Wiltiam-Gurren, Raychet Ray'aon, KeJsey-Burnham,
Katie Walker, Fallon Curran, Austin Pluskot, Matt Walker, Joy Burnham, Lindsey Rucks,
Jamie Burnham, Joy Burnham, Kelsey Burnham, Austin Pluskot, Carma Rowlett, Tiffany
Rowlett, Celena Letcher, Janna Mullis, Jake Menendez. Alex Pluskot and Lane White-
head. (Pictured are those who were at the Aug. 26 4-H banquet to accept awards.)


4-Hers take honors for projects


The annual Okeechobee
County 4-H Awards Banquet
was, held Aug. 26 at Okee-
chobee High School. The ban-
quet celebrated, and recog-
nized the hard work done
during the 2005-2006 project
year. The record book contest
reflected the work done on the
various 4-H projects.
For Beef Breeding projects,
first place in the ,senior divi-
sion went to Kaley Dees. Sec-
ond place went to Nathan
Candler. Rachel Rock took
third place. In the junior divi-
sion, Sarah Davis took first
place; Shayla Pendry, second;
Taylor Pearce, third.
.In the Dairy projects, first
place in the senior division was
*a six-way tie: Austin Pluskott,
Matt Walker, Joy Burnham,
Lihdsey Rucks, Katie Walker
'and Fallon Curren. Second
place was a tie between Kelly
Buchanan and Jamie Burn-
ham. Third place went to Ali
McDowell. In the junior divi-
sion, first place was a three-
way tie: William Curren, Ray-
chel Rabon and Kelsey
Burnham. Second place went


to Alex Pluskot. Third place
went to Garrett Rucks
In the Horse projects, first
place in the senior division was
a tie between Rachel Muros
and Savannah Higgins. Second
place was a tie between
Rachel Byasse and Megan
Mullin. Third place went to
Chelsea Higgins. In the junior
division, first place went to
Sarah Davis; second place to
Wesley Mims and third place
to Sarah Payne.
For Leadership projects,
first place in the senior division
went to Jamie Burnham, Joy
Burnham, Kelsey Burnham
and Austin Pluskot. Second
place went to Raychel Rabon;
third'to Kelly Buchanan. In the
junior division, first place went
to Alex Pluskot, second to Emi-
lie Lege and third to Vanessa
Watt.
Leisure Arts record book
awards went to juniors Katie
Brummett, first place; Garrett
Brummett, second; and,
Vanessa Watt, third.
Pet record book awards
went to juniors Carma Rowlett
and Tiffany Rowlett, first place


tie; Blake Campbell, second
and Sierra Spier, third.
In the Poultry competition,
first place in the senior division
went to Damon Healer. In the
junior division, first place went
to Lane Whitehead, second
place to Logan Evans, third
place to Brianna Spier.
For the Rabbi projects, first
place in the senior division
went to Janna Mullis, second
place to Damon Heater. In the
junior division, first place went
to Aladin Sherwood, second
place to Clayton McClure and
Taylor Pearce, third place to
Nathan Willburger.
Shooting Sports awards in
the senior division went to
Austin Pluskot, first; Chelsea
Higgins and Diedra Dorriety,
second; and, Heather Menen-
dez, third. IN the junior divi-
sion, Jake Menendez, Alex
Pluskot and Lane Whitehead
tied for first place. Logan
Evans took second place. Bray-
den Rucks, Drew' Selvey and
Brianna Spier tied for third
place.
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A unique military swearing in
ceremony took place Thursday
morning, Aug. 31 at Yearling Mid-
dle School. Captain Ernesto Tor-
res, officer strength manager for
the Florida Army National Guard,
inducted Christopher Cudney
into the Florida National Guard.
Both men have ties to Yearling
Middle School.
Mr. Cudney is a new seventh
grade English teacher at Yearling
and Capt. Torres graduated from
Okeechobee High School in 1987
and attended Okeechobee Junior
High as Yearling was then called.
In effect, this was a transfer for
Mr. Cudney, who served as a lieu-
tenant in the Indiana National
Guard. Since the National Guard
serves under the governor of the


state, a release had to granted by
the governor of Indiana. Unlike
active duty military, who swear to
obey the president, Mr. Cudley's
oath included allegiance to the
president and to the governor
since the National Guard can
serve under either official.
Mr. Cudney has been in the
Indiana National Guard for seven
and one half years. He joined the
National Guard for leadership
training and to earn college
tuition. As an enlisted person, he
was a public affairs specialist. In
college he joined the Reserve
Officer Training Corps and
received a commission as a sec-
ond lieutenant.
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In a special ceremony held at Yearling Middle School on Thursday, Aug. 31, Captain
Ernesto Torres (left) inducted Yearling seventh grade English teacher Christopher Cud-
ney (right) into the officer corps of the Florida National Guard.


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After commissioning, he was a
briefing officer for a public affairs
detachment. He expects to have
similar duties with the Florida
National Guard. Mr. Cudney plans
to stay in the National Guard until
he has enough time to retire.
Mr. Cudney said he came to
Okeechobee because it was the


first teaching job offered to him
and he always wanted to come
to Florida.
Capt. Tonres is currently based
in Saint Augustine. He has been in
the National Guard since 1991. He
joined the army immediately after
graduation in 1987. While in the
military he received his bachelor's
degree and is working on a mas-
ter's degree. Soon after enlistment,
he was involved in the campaign in
Panama against Manuel Noriega
and later spent 16 months in Iraq


where his company was responsi-
ble for security of the Baghdad con-
vention center.
During Capt. Torres' days as a
student at Okeechobee Junior High
School, Dale Barrett, current opera-
tions director for the school system
was assistant principal. Mr. Barrett
became a kind of mentor to Capt.
Torres. He recognized Capt. Torres'
potential and advised him to join
the army. Through the years, the
two men have kept in touch.


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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.
441 S.E.
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 Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
W -_ even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
motor.
po a Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
SOkeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business communitN.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
o ers 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 \\ill be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
* projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
S to the proper authorities.
-a 4 Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
b mw 4b Jean Williamsat 863) 357-MAIN.

mu -i Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing senice, can now loan
up to $172.632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-income
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MON.- "N For prequalification for this loan, call (863.1 763-3345 to reserveyour
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In the Steer projects, first
place in the senior division went
to Jo Beth Wilkerson, second
place to Rachel Rock and third to
Maci Culligan. In the junior divi-
sion, Shiloh Annuez took first;
Amanda Goggans, second; Lexi
Manson, third. .
Swine record books awards
in the senior division went to
Jared Prescott, first; John Con-
ner, second; and, Rebecca
Barnes and Bobbi Jo Haber-
landt, third. In the junior divi-
sion, Sarah Davis took first place,
Lane Whitehead, second; and,
Codi Mars, third.
In the Wildlife project compe-
tition, Damon Heater took first
place in the senior division.
Anastasia Letcher took second
place. In the junior division,
Celena Letcher took first; Teal
Sheffield, second; and Elyse Mat-
teo, third.


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. feet, which is well below the 18-
.- foot danger level.. It is also well
* below what it was a year ago at
OW. 15.73 and two years ago at 13.51.
S Benita Whalen, director of
South Florida Water Management
District's Okeechobee field office,
- s said it would be difficult to predict
how much rain over the Kissim-
mee River basin and Fisheating
ers Creek would contribute to the
. level of the lake. She said that the
soil was extremely dry and would
._ absorb a lot of rain. She added
__ that even though areas to the west
got more rain, the central and
- w eastern parts of the state actually
* -. needed moisture.
* Ms. Whalen said that before
- the storm, water levels in this
,- area were low and Ernesto's
o -_ rains got the water levels up to
__ where they should be this time of
.. year. She said the tropical depres-.
_.. 4 sion provided much needed rain
0 for crops.
Ms. Whalen added that they
had no indication that the COE
* . would initiate pulse releases into
S the St. Lucie Canal and the
Caloosahatchee River to lower
. the lake level.
The COE was contacted for
further comment, but by newspa-
, per press time, they had not
responded.
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in the Public Issues Forum at
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YMS hosting volunteer breakfast
Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, will host a breakfast
for all its volunteers Friday, Sept. 1, from 9 until 10 a.m. in the school's
V lounge. For information, contact either Ms. Kovalsky or Ms. Markham
at (863) 462-5056.
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 direct-
ly 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 producer.


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World-renowned band to appear at OHS


The world-renowned band,
Dallas Brass, will appear in the
Okeechobee High School gymna-
sium on
Thursday,
Nov. 9,

7 p.m.
This high-energy, six-member
band consists of five brass and
percussionists. They have delight-


ed audiences of all ages through-
out the United States and around
the, world. The band has per-
for-med at Carnegie Hall in New
York, played for two U.S. presi-
dents and has been featured on
the "CBS Early Show."
The Dallas Brass will be spend-
ing the afternoon with OHS band
students and will include them in
one or two of their numbers dur-
ing their evening performance.


The program will include selec-
tions of Glenn Miller, Benny
Goodman, the Tijuana Brass and
John Phillip Sousa music, as well
as Broadway and Hollywood
tunes and much more.
Tickets for this concert will be
$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/her
name tag that evening to sit in
this section.
If you cannot attend, dona-
tions to the OHS band would be
greatly appreciated.
To obtain tickets or make a
donation, send a check made out
to the OHS band to Lonnie Kirsch
at Okeechobee High School, 2800
441 N., Okeechobee, FL., 34972.


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
George Alan Popovich, 51,
S.E. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 26 by Deputy Roy
Gilchrist on a felony charge of driv-
ing while license suspended with
knowledge habitual offender.
His bond was set at $1,000.
Jose Fernando Sanchez, 19,
N.W. First St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a felony
charge of possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, and misde-
meanor charges of possession of
drug paraphernalia and no dri-


very's license. His bond was set at
$26,000.
Pablo Bravo Serrano, 33,
N.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a charge of
possession of methamphetamine..
His bond was set at $10,000.
Adam Benitez-Maldonado,
44, N.W. 39th 'Circle, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 27 by
Detective Willy Post on charges
of burglary of a dwelling and
grand theft. His bond was set at
$20,000.
Nicolas Vega Pineda, 34,
Cedal Run, Atlanta, was arrested
Aug. 27 by Deputy Augustin
Saucedo on felony charges of pos-
session of methamphetamine and
possession of a concealed
firearm, and a misdemeanor
charge of no driver's license. His
bond was set at $21,000.
Mark David Large, 51, N.W.
24th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-


ed Aug. 28 by Trooper P. Miller on
a felony charge of driving under
the influence and a misdemeanor
charge of refusing to submit to a
blood alcohol test. His bond was
set at $40,000.
Ernest William Chapman,
25, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 28 by the OCPD on a
charge of burglary of an unoccu-
pied structure. His bond was set at
$35,000.
Carva Hunt, 36, N.W. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 28 by Deputy Harold Han-
cock on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felonies of residential burglary'
(three counts), third-degree grand
theft (two counts) and dealing in
stolen property (three counts),
and a misdemeanor charge of
petit theft. His bond was set at
$101,000.
William Willis, 48, West St.,
Salineville, Ohio, was arrested


Aug. 28 by Deputy Sergeant J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation grand theft
(four counts) and violation of pro-
bation contracting without a
license (four counts). He is being
held without bond.
Derrick Henry, 25, N.E. Sec-
ond St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 28 by DOC's Michael
White on charges of violation of
,probation sale of cocaine, viola-
tion of probation sale of cocaine
and violation of probation bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer.
He is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


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George Eugene Ford
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home of his daughter, Joan Mor-
rissett, in Savannah, Ga., after a
long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 6, 1921,
and grew up in Detroit, Mich.
After serving in WWII, he mar-
ried and moved to Delray Beach,
where he was the owner of Kil-
lian's Motel. In 1997, he retired
to Okeechobee where he was a
member of the local VFW He is
remembered as a caring .and
devoted father with, a great
sense of humor, an avid fisher-
man, a talented musician, a


great gardener and for having a
love for baseball.
He was preceded in death by:
daughter, Kathy Ann Ford.
He is survived by: children,
Joan (Tom) Morrissett of Savan-
nah, Ga., Gary (Nancy) Ford of Del-
ray Beach and Carol (Reggie) Bax-
ter; sister, Marcella Beiler of
Denver, Colo.; numerous grand-
children, and, great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be
held at a later date.
Donations may be made to
Spanish Oaks Hospice in Savan-
nah, Ga.
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late Thomas and Elizabeth Pink.
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Catholic Church..
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Community Events


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 Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-com-
petitive 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 Letcher 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 ValMarone 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)
763-3727.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meeting
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 (863)
462-0040.
Ministry plans special night
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale will host a special night on
Thursday, Sept. 14, with food at 6 p.m., and fellowship, gospel
music and a service, to follow at 7 p.m. Reverend Marsha Yoder of
the Fellowship Ministries of LaBelle will deliver the service. Hand &
Hand Ministries will also welcome its new minister, Reverend
Adam Lanai. For information, call (863) 612-0640.
Diabetes support group to meet,
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N.
The diabetes support group is a free community program and
meets monthly on the second Thursday at 2 p.m. For information
contact Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, CPT.at (863) 763-5093. Registration
is not required.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offer-
ing religious education classes for children beginning Sunday,
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.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting
schedule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Memo-
ry Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never
Let Me Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate
Nomad The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec.
14, "Pope Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will
be held in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7
p.m. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
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 (863)
462-5877.




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Community Calendar

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public Is invited. All persons
Interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
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 First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8,until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using.
We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and also
an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debble Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Sunday
A.A. meeting 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.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
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.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see.
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is'invited to
participate with vocal and/or Instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For Information, call..
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in thee
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For Infor-
mation, call Earl-at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Uons Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden- Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. ParrottAve., at7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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) 7634320.
Wednesday
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 facilitator. There is another meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interest-
ed in working towards the betterment of our community. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.RW. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.



Community Events


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 N.W. 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 information, con-
tact 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 printer
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 capability
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.


Community Events


OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Friday, Sept. 1, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, call Ken Kenwor-
thyat (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Botanical gardens topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept.
2, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. Special guests will be Cris Adams,
president of the board of directors, and Vickie Straeffer, develop-
ment coordinator, of Heathcote Botanical Gardens. The topic will be
the upcoming Heathcote au natural fundraiser, and exposing local
dignitaries and celebrities to local artists. For information, contact
Heathcote Botanical Gardens at (7720 464-4627; or, visit their web
site at www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org.
Lions Club plan fundraiser
The Okeechobee Lions Club will be selling beans, cornbread
and iced tea in Flagler Park in conjunction with the Labor Day festivi-
ties on Sept. 2, 3 and 4. All proceeds will be donated to the Florida
Lions Camp for visually handicapped children. The money will be
used to repair cabins damaged by the recent hurricanes.
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 Okee-
chobee 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,Iand 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
and spiritual health. For information, call (863) 763-3736.
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. contemporary; and, 11
a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For information, contact the
church office at (863) 763-4021.

Post #9528 has membership drive
VFW Post #9528 will host its annual membership appreciation
dinner and membership drive starting at noon on Monday, Sept. 4.
The Post will be open for inspection and all members are asked to
attend. All who are interested in joining the VFW, the Ladies Auxil-
iary, the Male Auxiliary, members of the AMVETS or the Ladies
AMVETS Auxiliary are invited. Food will be served from 12:30 until
3:30 p.m. There will be entertainment from 1 until 5 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2882.

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 Challenge pro-
gram 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, children who sign up for
a library card or show avalid library card will receive a Reading Chal-
lenge Visit Card and coupons for free McDonald's food, while sup-
plies last. Complete rules for the McDonald's Reading Challenge are
'available at the Okeechobee County Librar. For triformation, call
(86) 763-3536. "

Shared Services Network meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Sept. 8, in the board room of the Okeechobee County
School Administration Building, 700 S.W Second Ave. This forum
provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our
community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision
makers. The public is invited. For information, call (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257.
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 Hos-
pice 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 refresh-
ments 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 Buck-
head Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sat-
urday, 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 insurance discounts in Florida. For
information or to sign up, contact instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863)
763-0351.
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 volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a per-
sonal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which will
include courtroom observation and independent study. For informa-
tion, call (772)785-5804.


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 Okeechobee.
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. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the
Hamrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at
(863) 763-2684.







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Service Club Briefs

lAmerican Legion 4p.m. until
o S Every
Post #64 at 1p.m.
SThe American Legion Post #64' .,* Fist a
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The iliary at 6p.i
iPost phone number is (863) 763- 6 Frida
.2950. starting at
The Post will temporarily tion. Music
;change their hours of operation to* er.
kSunday, Monday Tuesday and s Satu
lThursday- 1 until p.m.; Wednes- musicrat7 p
Sday-noon until 8 p.m. First a
e Our kitchen is open daily serv- fast cooked
ting a regular menu. The hours of a.m,. for$5
,operation are: Monday, Thursday Call
land Friday from I until 3:30 p.m.; events at (8
IWednesday, tacos served from Elks Lo
,noon until 6 p.m.; Saturday and IkS Lo(
'Sunday from I until 8 p.m. The Elk
Happy Hour in the lounge is S.R. 70 Eas
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Tues-. (863) 763-6
'day and Thursday. Elks plain
0 Bar bingo will be held each Thesd
NMonday starting at 1 p.m., and on p.m. First a
'Thursday nights. beginning at 6 lar meeting
,p.m. for members and guests. I Wedn
j*e Friday night dinner is served p.m. The p
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be open at 4:
:from 4 until 7 p.m. will be avail
a Bingo is held every Saturday Friday
,and Sunday night starting at 6:30 ment start
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and guests
The Sons of the American Satur
Legion steak dinner will be held on noon until
:the third Sunday of each month p.m. until?
;from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion.: The dinner will include steak, Okeechi
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
'and tea. There will be entertain- Lodge #
ment from 3 until 7p.m./ *4 The
'Lodge is lo
AAm-Vets #2001. Ave.For inf
"* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a and events
regular informational meeting on (863):467-'
'the first, Saturday of the month at .(863)357-9
the Buckhead.,Ridge VFW Post ':The.
,9526.2002 U.S. 78 W.,at 10a.m. their meet
Applications for new members >fourth Mo
a e available., starting at 7
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863) Okeech
697-1451, or Jerry Lee Shields at F&AMSpag
(863) 467-8779 or 1863)634-9563.
0* Am-Vels Ladies Auxiliary Ordero
meetings are the first Saturday of sta' r-
the month at 10 am. Contact the 'tar .
.Post at 467-2882 for information. The Or(
has many f
Eagles Aeries #4137 the'first an
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m. month. Fc
'Food will be available for a dona- contact v
tion. 467-8020.
Every second Tuesday: B 11.. L
:spaghetti dinner with salad and gar-
!lic bread from 5 until 7 p.m. for a, The lod
i$3.50 donation. W. inBuck]
Wednesday: bar bingo from phone nun


0 Food will be available.
Thursday: washer toss
nd third Thursday: Aux-
m.; Aeries at 7p.m.
's: steak night (16-oz.)
5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
will.be by Jimmy Harp-
urdays and Sundays:
.m.
nd third Sunday: break-
1 to order from 9 until 11
donation.
the A.FRIES for other


Sunday breakfast ,will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
.* Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the.menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m. '
Friday night at 7:30 p:m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to
'see who is playing.
o Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m. Call for the menu.


63) 763-2552. Moose F ly
dge #2558 Center #1753
ks Lodge dislocated on The Moose Family Center,
t For information, call #1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
580t. For information, call St. in Okeechobee. For information
n barbecue dinner and meal menus, call the Lodge at
lays: trustees meet at 7 (863) 763-4954.
nd third will be the regu- o* Social quarters open daily
starting at8 p.m. from noon until 8 p.m.
esday: bingo will be at 7 0 General mdn's meeting is the
publicc is invited. Doors second and fourth Wednesday at 7
30 p.m. Refreshments p.m."
lable at 6 p.m. WOTM #956 meeting is the
r: dinner and entertain- second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
ing at 6 p.m. Members p.m.-
are invited.. Men's officer meeting first and
day: hamburgers from third Tuesday of each month at 7
2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2 p.m.-
Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each month at8
obee Masonic p.m.
237 1* General meeting on the sec-
2 237 oid Wednesday of each month at 8,
Okeechobee Masonic p.m.
icated at 107 N.W Fifth Hordeshoes every Thursday
formation about the club and Sunday 5 p.m.
s, call Bucky Yoder at: Moose races every Saturday at
7342 or Matt Buxton at '1 p.m. Washer toss at3 p.m.
9992. Karaoke with Chuck on Sun-
Masonic Lodge holds days from 3 p.m. until ?, with
ngs oni.the, sepno;nd, snacks.
ndavs of each month '* Turkey 'ihoot on the first Sdr,-
':30 p.m. dayOf'eachlidfintiat9a:.i'" '"
hobee Lodge No. 237, P #4423
ghetti Dinner VFW ost #4423
SThe VFW North Post #4423 is
f the Eastern located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
chapter # 128 are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
der of the Eastern Star write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
fun activities planned on Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
d third Tuesday of each opens at noon Monday through
or upcoming activities, Sunday.
.M. Margaret at (863)' *e Monday through Thursday:
hannv hou r from 4 intil 61 n.m.


Moose Lodge
ge is located on U.S. 78
head Ridge. The Lodge's
nber is (863) 763-2250.


Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday; bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will


be available. Karaoke will, be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m.,-and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until 10
p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
* The post membership drive
is underway, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 'S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information,' call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS


and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
.with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until. 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post rMeetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The,
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at (863).
467-2882..
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m. '
Lounge opens at. 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1


p.m. on Sunday:
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
* 6 Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
startat 7 p:m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for ,the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and parties.
For, information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-
6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.


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Former L.u:unani Govrnor
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opening of his office for the
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1300 N. Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-8000
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N In Internal Medicine
B NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
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Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM TO 6 PM
& Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IlI.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 1,
through Thursday, Sept. 7, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Ant Bully" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Step Up" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III '"Accepted" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
or information,,call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs


Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are: located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon 'and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials. such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic 'shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices: yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-181 I1, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the*'
skills they need.to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
'attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.


Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for sale.
For information, call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida.State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of dogs,
cats'and ferrets. Okeechobee Coun-
ty Ordinance Sec. 10-111, Vaccina-
tion against rabies required and
Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and fer-
rets 4 months and older must be-
vaccinated once year by a licensed
veterinarian against rabies with a,
United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties,
Call the Guardiart'Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for ifnfor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
these children.


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CATS (2) Neutered males. Call
to ID. (863)357-3225
MALE BEAGLE w/camo col-
lar w/bone print. No tag.
Hwy.98 on Lofton (144th
Trail). Friendly. 863-824-0262
METAL WALKER, in fron of Di-
vision of Forestry office.
(863)462-5160


CHECKBOOK & REGISTER,
Reward (863)467-7415


BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
CATS (2), To good homes. 1
neutered male & 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
SCRAPE IRON, You haul.
(863)763-4827


CHEVY P/U 82, V8, Auto,
Utility bed, Lift gate. All dis-
sembled. FREE! You haul!
(863)674-0375
LAB MIX PUPPY, Black, Fe-
male. Free to good home.
2'/ me. old w/shots &
worming. (863)763-8892
PITBULL, To good home,
male, 1% yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
moving. (863)634-9493
TIMBERWOLF/ALASKAN
Malimute, Male, 4yrs.old,
113lbs. Free to good home on-
ly. Moving! 863-801-1398

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Employment
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Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DRIVER, CLASS A CDL req'd.
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
-Koebernik Trucking -
Call (863)467-9930


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Corner Hutch
Now do-it-yourselfers can take advantage of that
empty corner in the dining room or kitchen with this
comer hutch project. Designed for woodworkers of
all skill levels, the project features simple construc-
tion techniques and full-size traceable patterns for
the curved cuts. The completed corner hutch mea-
sures about 21 inches on each side by 66 inches tall.
Corner Hutch plan (No. 426) . $8.95
Hutches Package (No. C26)
Four projects incl. 426 . $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) . $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name f
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Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks tfor delivery.
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Housing, Cell Phone, Lights.
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CAT Exp. Pref., Must have
own tools, Solid company
with comp. salary.
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FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515 .
'Beauty Supp, e 525
BIcycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens,& Fabrics 595
Firplace Fixture 600.
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615 ,
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625 '
,Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C 21/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350.
863-674-0467"


GUMBALL MACHINE, 1 cent
machine, about 50-60 years
old. $40 (225)753-0205


GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
ning.
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore,
with top freezer, 16.5 cu ft,
$100 (863)983-7775
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, White, 33", Excellent
condition $200.
(561)625-4306
STOVE, Hotpoint, Electric,
good condition, $30.
(863)634-6325
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty & DRYER, Kenmore, 90
series. $150 for both, will
sep. (863)697-3316


SCHWINN 1955- Original con-
dition, $700. (863)467-5756.
SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
(863)467-0538



CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20. ,
(863)357-6315
DOUBLE SINK- with faucet, al-
mond, $10 (863)675-1098


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Babysitting 405
d Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Service4135



J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044

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deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
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RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile.Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


PET SITTING AVAILABLE
From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.
954-547-7333/863-763-6540
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fieds.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze


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ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all,
will sell sep (863)763-5011
SHOP LIGHTS 04i holds (4)
fluorescent bulbs. $50 for
all,, will separate.
(863)357-1352
STAIRCASE, White, wood
grain/fiberglass with railing,
32"w x 32"h x 44"l1. $95
(863)599-0833 Clewiston .
WINDOWS (3)
37"W x 38"L. Slide up/down.
$50 for all. 863-697-2044


CARPET- 8.5 X 11 white
never used, 15.00
(863)675-1098
PIER 1, Natural Grass woven
rug New 90 sq ft $100 or
bes owner 18 l653i-00i93


CRIB & MATTRESS. Lil e nrw.
all wood rib 70
l863i65 47u01
CRIB BEDDING SET. $'3T
(86J)675.4701
SWING SET, Solid,wood.
$125 (863)612-5037 La-
Belle '
TODDLER BED & DRESSER,
good condition. $200 or best
offer. (863)697-8084
WICKER BASSINET Natural
color w/mattress. NICE! Dk.
Wood Cradle, ;100.'oori
'Wii :ell ':, 863-:.7. 032


SCRUBS- 15 tops, Some
pants Size small. $50.
(863)697-8084


CARVED WOOD BABY FOX
Life sized, painted, handmade
by artist, $275. 863-763-3302
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943



PRESARIO LAP TOP-
Almhost new. $250.
863-467-5756


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COMPUTER, Hewlett Pavilion
Packard 6343 model: Com-
plete w/printer. Great condi-
tion. $100 (863)697-3316
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, ,. $250
(863)843-0158
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25:
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.


BUNK BED w/Loft: Oak wood
with built in drawers, desk &
bookshelf. $250
(863)610-1926
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
(863)634-0812
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sifa table, chrome'-&
brass w/glass tops $250/ali
(863i174.0.467
COFFEEE TABLE. Cherry
Queen Anne, e.cellenl condii-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COMPUTER DESK: Large,
Light Oat Wood Look. $50.
(863)357-9946
COUCH- like new, never used,
$300 (863)675-5737 La3belle
DINETTE TABLE, metal & 4
Chairs, glass top w/cloth
'covered chairs, $75. Call
(863) 357-2412 after 5pm.
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $375. (239)537-4253
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, coffee table &
end table. Fits 42" w/s tv.
$650 (863)763-4992
FUTON- White, Metal, Good
condition. $75.
(863)634-8118
GLIDER ROCKER CHAIR
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cond.
$75 (863)467-4729
KING SIZE FOAM MATTRESS-
6" thick, brand new never
.used, $250 (863)675-5757
Labelle
KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX-'
SPRING, clean, $80
(863)983-7775
LIVING ROOM SET, Love seat,
chair & ottoman. Like new
condition. $27:5
(863)612-5037 LaBelle


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Storage Bins
Made from pine, this do-it-yourself storage bin unit
will hold a lot of produce and keep it fresh longer.
The top shelf is flat for holding canned goods or dish
towels, and the two bins below, each measuring
about 10 inches deep by 15 inches wide, pull out for
easy access. The completed project measures 40
inches tall by 19 inches wide by 12 inches deep.
Storage Bins plan (No. 797)... $9.95
Country Kitchen Package (No. C136)
Three projects incl. 797 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
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LIVING ROOM SET, Sleeper
sofa, loveseat & 2 Lazyboy
recliners. $600
(863)234-1067
MATTRESS: Queen Size,
Complete w/Frame & Box
Spring. Good condition. $120.
(863)357-9946
OFFICE DESKS, (4), metal,
$80 will sell separately.
(863)467-7415
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
SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors,
$100 neg. (863)261-3568
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan,
Sofa + Oversized swivel chair,
Round Coffee & 2 End Tables.
$800: (239)537-4253.
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
willower, goodI j ,rli licii.
S200 g1d''Will i e ralejie

TWIN BEDROOM SET &
Dressers, 2-End tables.
$1000. (863)517-1942
WOOD BUNK BEDS
no mattresses. Good
condition. $75. 863-673-6295


S&W MODEL 686- SS, 357
combat mag, speed loader,
trigger lock $400
(863)763-4961



OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH w/
Olympic Free Weights. Like
brand new. Pd. $350 / Now
$175 (561)662-4563 Keith
WEIGHT BENCH
with weights. $75.
863-673-6295


ANN. RING, Beautiful 1l/2ctw,
5 Emerald cut diamonds,
14k. white gold, size 7.
$2000 (863)634-0812
DIAMOND RING w/wedding
band entwined, 1 carat, size
7, pear shaped, asking
$1800. (863)675-6511.
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.
863-634-9316.



PATIO TABLES, 1 large sofa
table & 2 large end tables,'
white metal w/clear glass
tops. $175 (561)629-6213


HOVEROUND motorized
chair. Complete. 2 yrs. old,
used very little. $1000.
863-763-3302.
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548


Dump Trailer, 5x8, hooks to
tractor w/remote control hy-
draulic, new fir. & front plate,
$1000. (863)697-9704
HYDRAULIC PUMP for lowrid-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 or
best offer. (863)763-3334
ROAD MESH, Used with con-
crete, 5'x30' long, 6"
squares. $15
(863)763-0625
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
(863)634-2792
SIGN- Lighted Vintage bar
sign, Budweiser. Bass fish-
ing. $40. 863-610-1276



ACOUSTIC GUITARS, (2),
Esteban, w/soft case, Alva-
rez Mod. 5022, w/hard case,
$275. (863)697-9704
BASS GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $725. 863-357-7406


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DRUM SET, First Act, $175 or
best offer. (863)467-1301
SNARE DRUM, with stand and
prajr ci pad paid $250
a-Iing 150 863F.75.4 ,4'0

TENOR SAX, by Conn, with
case, asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings


BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
(863)304-6310
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fem., shots & wormed.
$300._(863)357-2124
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. .$600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle .
CUSTOM BUILT FISH TANK
i50 gaion $500 or bet- i ,iffi f
. ,;...67 .-. .)9 j4 luVi cUrk
DOBERMAN. female, reg up
I dal,':: 1 .ri :.r ,, 1.300
(863)763-1504
DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
(863)763-1504
FREE HAMSTERS
863-801-1302
MINIATURE PINCHER/GOLD-
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.,
$600. (407)696-9903
SHIT-ZU PUPPY, Mal.- 4
m i ,ioiir ,'iiii A C Pjfjoi''

TAMED COCKATIELS- handed
babys, $30 with out cage,.
$45 with cage
(863)634-4583 Don



BEER COOLER- 5 keg, with
taps, asking $1000 neg
(863)467-2882


TV, 48" Widescreen, with
base. $1300 (863)234-1067


DRILL PRESS, Delta Shop-
master, $50. (863)674-0416
MIG WELDER, 185 Millermat=
ic, 25' spool gun, w/other
accessories, $1600.
(863)634-7423
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
863-763-6629



VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
(863)763-5011


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
(561)281-4153
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
Wanted: Viking Lot, high &
dry w/road access. Rea-
sonable. (772)692-4114




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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



PASTURE BOARD AVAILABLE
Full or partial board. Okee area.
Owner on premises.
954-547.7333"863-76?-6540
-REG. APPALOOSAS-
1 GIeldirl, ]iN:d Til nner
':.,aldlles ri l,1, ,.3ii lor
t, tir (86.3)t6,:.-2763
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classlileds



HUSKY RIDING MOWER- au-
to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250

MTD MOWER- 12HR 38" cut,
runs good, $150
(863)634-8596
PUSH MOWER self propelled
'.jiwi Boy 21" 1 Shi sharp
i,1lde., ,,l ~,'C, 1iEW $400,
ell '.11. 0 8 1 ,97..0 i
PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
(863)467-6475
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11hp, older model, $200
(863)697-6565
TROY BUILT TILLER rear
twine, Bronco model. $500.
863-467-6475
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
$150 (863)467-1224
WEEDEATERS (2) used, gas
powered. $90 for both, will sell
separately. 863-467-6475


RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
(772)460-0991
Ia1@bellsouth.net


Rentals



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



LAKE OKEE, 1br, modern fur-
nished, screened porch, boat
dock, $195/week includes
utilities. (772)359-1640



COMMERCIAL BUILDING,
2,520 sq. ft., Hwy 441 N &
110th St. 7 miles N on 441.
(863)763-5062



LARGE TOWNHOUSE
2BR/1.5BA, F/L/S.$750/mth.
No pets. Yearly lease.
863-697-1129


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OKEECHOBEE- lbr, CA, unfur-
nished, $500/mo, $250 de-
posit, (863)697-1168


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
mryanderrin@aol.com
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br, 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
(863)763-6541
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
Basswood, $1300/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEE- 2BR, 2BA, 907 SW 2nd
Ave, Close to Everything, w/d
inc. $875/mo. + 1st, last &
sec. dep. (863)634-0512
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA
W/D, all appliances. Lawn
maint. incl. In Kings Bay.
$1 K/mth-F/L/S. 321-282-8406
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B .rin peis $ 2 0-. (i i,:,
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OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1 1395 Ti':' I l ;, : lo pels
,61-24 -368.3,863-599-)1 ':
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
-t. 56i, 2 i:jr gar. Com-
munity pool. $1700. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK, 3br, 2ba,
Fireplace, Covered boat dock.
$1400 roi'II r, Filoridj
Realty 7:r ltii :3.'7. 21 n.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Lg. D/W 3br/2ba w/lake Okee
access. 2 scrn. porches, boat-
house, overlooks Taylor Ck.
$1350/mth. 561-385-5979
jamesfallon@hotmail.com
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NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Furnished, includes elec., wa-
ter, high speed. 863-697-3743


Rental Needed, Belle Glade,
Pahokee, South Bay, Canal
Point, Lake Harbour or Clewis-
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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10410
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809


Basswood Estates
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each
or best offer (407)973-6503

Mobile Homes |



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




Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
apple's, recently remodeled,
$950 mo. + sec. dep., cred-
it check. (786)863-3212
FT DRUM, Doublewide, 5.6
ac. 3br, 2ba, Horse stable.
Easy access to 1-95. $1500.
month. (305)829-0159


POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1600.
RA \r -t .-- -


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Beautiful large 1993 Fleetwood
14x42 mobile on caal. BdIBa, roDf 2 yrs. old,
Nice neighbors, very quiet, Large enacted,
attached Flsaroom (2x42) wledl, 2 yr, old vinyl
widows w/screen, refigeratr, Ig. hit in iter-
lainment center, table, chairs, sleeper sola, New
storm shutters 7/06, Dade Co. approved for
130mph hurricane winds, fully enclosed, lyr, new
vinyl siding, 2 separate 3 ltone C's & heat pump
for house & Fla. rmi. New electric stove, dish-
washer. Washerlryer, refrigerator wicemaker
hookup, New hot water heater,
Must see to appreciate
Serious inquiries only. $40,000,
3311 SE 33rdTerr,, Lot 11, Okeechobee
863-467-7050-863-697-9671
or 863.697-9106
MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
10' d'..i.ld screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/ W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Tu n .,yv
$22K Negot. (305)345-2472


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.'
$2500. 863-467-8292 lv.msg.
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trlr.
A0 rip Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$600. neg. (863)634-0387
FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johnson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Go! $6000. (863)673-2024
JON BOAT, 12 Ft., Flat Bottom
w/new trolling motor. Good
boat. $450. for both, will
sep. (863)509-3260
LOGAN BASS BOAT, '79- good
cond. needs floor work, runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', good
condition, older model, new
marine paint & new parts.
$450 neg. (239)634-4040
SEA KAYAK- Fiberglass w/rud-
der, 17', Northwest Cadence,
$900 (863)357-7406
SWEETWATER, '91, tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
& generator, no trir., $3500
or best offer. (863)467-8161
TCRAFT BOAT, motor & trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
turnkey, $2000.
(863)697-2434


FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Reese,
15K lbs. $175.
(863)610-1120
SCOOTER- Electric, 500 watt,
New, 2 wheel, Adult, Good
for RV or Park. $225.
(863)610-1120


TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787



YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1100 (863)675-0162


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3500 Call for
details. (239)357-6889
LaBelle area.
HONDACBRF3-600'98
Runs good!$2500.
863-675-5540
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition.
Runs good. $500.
(863)763-8261
MOTORCYCLE/ATV JACK
Craftsman, aluminum, 1500lb.
capacity. Brand New! $149.
863-612-0093/239-872-2847
SUZUKI INTRUDER LC
1500cc, lots of extras, strong
runner. Exc. cond. $5500.
863-674-0252



ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, (2),
good cond., barely used,
$175 for both or will sell
separately. (863)467-2687
HONDA 350X 1986- 3 wheel-
er, great cond, fast, hate to
let go but need to sell, $1500
neg. (863)517-1963


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condition with no guarantee's.
159178 ON 9/1/06
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 15th day of September
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. ursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
& Vin's as follows:
2001 Green Ford Explorer Sport
1FMYU70E51UC70746
1996 Silver Nissan Maxima
JN1CA21D1TT153046
1985 Black Honda ATC
125M 3 Wheeler
JH3TE0106FC130338
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final,
No rends will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
157570 ON 9/1i/0
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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518
FORD TAURUS '91- strong
motor, good glass & body,
needs trans work, $250 neg
(863)763-8052
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 68k,
Clean, runs good, cold air.
$1500 (863)467-0668
HYUNDAI ACCENT- '96, 5
speed. Runs great. 74K.
Needs fuel pump. Great mile-
age $600. Neg 863-612-5010
LINCOLN TOWNCAR'93
In great condition, auto, A/C,
all pwr Mu.Il *e: to appre-
Ci31i tl.)fii0 863-467-9875.
MAZDA RX7- '88, Needs a lit-
tle TLC. $500. or best offer.
(863)467-1000
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very leri asking $1000
i86.3)801.-1666
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $2300 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
TOYOTA CAMRY 97, 4 cyl.,
4 dui, cow ,air p/w, p'l,
good cond., good on gas.
$2500 rg 1863J634-40-i2
VOLVO 240, 93. 2000iCi Or
neslontrr 18i3J634-4518


ADR RIMS 141 Wilih umrrho
hlre:., 205.-40-1 1300
(863)610-0569 .
CHEVY C30'77, Cab & chas-
.ii., rn i, oiti r or tirjns '87
li:uni ii[. dual headliglits.
$'. ijri nei 17721519-3979
CHEVY S-10 ENGINE &
TRANS'. 89-90 4cyl 2 fen-
ders, 1,00d, 1l or 1350 :,or
best offer (863)467-5680,
ELEC FUEL PUMP- Brand
new, never used, diesel or
gas, 15 gal per minute, $300
or best offer (863)467-5680
ENGINE: 258 cu. in. Fits Jeeps
,i Aimerri an Mlor! Cars.
.-:gur, uid 1150.
(863)763-1370
FRAME: w/ Front End suspen-
sion and rear end. Fits 1978
3/4 Ton Suburban $75.
i .6 3 i r6 3 8 4 j T
GENERAL P255/70R17 TIRE,..
(3),$90 (8631i63-89:69
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
HITCH, Reese type, for '97-'02
Expedition or j 02-' Naviga.
: !or,'j.165 tij .30 o-1000
HOOD FOR FORD VAN
New in box, fits 1975 or new-
er. $75 Firm. 863-763-6629
JEEP CHEROKEE- '87, For
pari; D,",eI. not run. Needs
lucl pump $800. Neg.
(863)763-3451
REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
$100; (863)763-1370
REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
(863)357-398
REAR END: Fits Ford F-600,
Approx. 1974. Detroit Locker.
$100. (863)357-3981
RIMS & TIRES (4), 17"
Speedy, black, chrome lip, 4
bolt Honda's, all hardware.
$600 (561)985-0183
RIMS (4), Low profile, 4 lug,
off a '97 Honda Civic. $250
(863)447-5374
RIMS- All gold knock off wire
wheels, 100 spoke 15x7, No
Hubs. $195. or best offer.
(863)763-3334
TIRES & RIMS, 15 assorted
16" tires and 8 lug rims,
$150 forall. (863)467-7415
TRANSMISSION, 5 speed out
of 4cyl. Chevy S10. $100
(863)763-8201
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
(863)467-8856
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cyl. w/3
speed manual transmission.
$125. (863)763-8437







CHEVY CREW CAB- '98, Fuel
tank, Pump & Tool Box.
$2500. or best offer.
(863)517-1780


GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979
TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787


CHEVY BLAZER 4X4'82
new 454 mtr., 33/1250 Super
Swamper tires. Runs great!
$2500 Neg. 863-342-2042
DODGE DURANGO'01
cold/dual a/c, 3rd row seat,
new tires/front brakes, 96k
mis., $6300. 863-467-2423
PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
bishi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
$1500 (863)763-3451


CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434,
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, springs,.
lights, wiring. $1300
(863)9416-3857
DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
(239)633-7173
ENCLOSED TRAILER-Horton
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
$2500. (863)634-4306
OPEN TANDEM AXLE TRLR.
6.12. Drive ,On ramps $850
863-675-73i 1 atiler 6pm
STORAGE TRAILER, 8ft x 18ft,
aluminum Kidron Reefer Box,-
rno cooling unit. v.,'goosenecl
rrIr 1200nea. 1561|996-9264
TRAILER, 5x8 w,'211 Sides
$250 (863):63-82'01
UTILITY TRAILER- 16 x 7, sin-
gle axle car trailer, $450 or
Best offer (863)632-9166.
Utility Trailer, 5'x8', ramp
gate, new, $750.
(239)633-7173
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x8', Till.
Angle iron sides. Located in
FI Drum aiea $475. Or best
rner 183|63-i622


CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '94, runs, needs work,
$500. (863)234-9642
Ford Highlop Van, '89, V8, full
power sel; 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER '96
aulo, a': 4 ,:l ini, 27mpg,
Loik./Ruis ,real No rust!
$2500 firm. 863-763-3190


Pubic Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCY S. HILER
Deceased File No. 20o0-CP-195
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO1 CREDITOORS
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All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or tde-
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MOINTIHS AFTER THE lAOTE OFTHE
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13756 i8ith Place North
156662 ON 8/2T this 9/2/FiT
LEGAL NOTICE
ing Service stage lot lcated at 764
oda 3472 on Sepemer 15, 26,
at 9o:00 A.M. Prsant to Florida Stat.
age charges. Year, make, model and
vin areas flows.
101 Cadilliac Seville
VIN#186KS53B1MU815161
i9 E OChevy VetB21o0r
VIN#1le: 0786)5116123
Term sale are cash, and n checks
will he accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As is"


CHEVY SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, '72 rebuilt Chevy 454 &
700 R4 trans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958
DIESEL 3/4 TON, 1986, 6.9, 4
Wheel drive, runs good,
$1200 (863)801-1666
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $350.
(863)763-2379
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $800
(863)697-8575
FORD F150'88 4x4
auto, new tires, needs some
work but runs. $950 or best
offer. 863-673-0568lv.msg.
FORD F150 '94, a/c, new tires,
lift package, tool box. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1780
FORD RANGER '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
**"97-8931








The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 1,2006 SPORTS 9


Brahmans to host Red Devil


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Brahmans
will face the Avon Park Red Devils
tonight in the first home game of
the 2006 regular season.
The Brahmans had a 4-5 record
last season and lost their regular
season opener last Friday night in
South Fork 24-6. The Red Devils
opened their season last week with
a 14-13 win over Ridge Community
High School in Davenport. The Red
Devils had a 7-3 season last year but
lost the majority of their team to
graduation.
"We are a young, basically
sophomore, team," stated new
Red Devil coach Earnest Perkins.
"From what we are seeing on
game tapes, Okeechobee has a
pretty good team. We just hope to
stay respectable in this game."
"Don't let anyone kid you," said


Brahman head coach Chris Bran-
ham. "Avon Park has a good team."
The Red Devils, with senior
quarterback T.K. Hill at the helm
(2,000 yards last season); run a
spread offense with a balance
between air and ground.
The Brahmans are using a new
"Fling-T" offense, which involves
catching screens and swing passes
out of the backfield in addition to
rushing the ball and playing a
decoy on play-action passes.
"Right now we're more T than
Fling," stated Brahman head coach
Chris Branham.
They will be enlisting the servic-
es of quarterback Garrett Madrigal.
Their other QB, Vantavious Askins,
is currently sidelined with injuries.
"We are currently patching
things up and hope to be ready by
district competition," explained
Branham. In addition to Askins, the


Brahmans are without the services
of senior fullback/middle line-
backer Josh Raulerson, who is out
for the season with an ACL tear.
Junior Nick Clements is just now
coming back off a shoulder injury
that occurred lastwrestling season.
The Brahmans' district compe-
tition begins on Sept. 29 against
Sebastian River. Their next district
game following Sebastian will take
place on Oct. 13 at Lawnwood Sta-
dium against Ft. Pierce Westwood.
Their final district game will be the
Brahmans' homecoming game
against the Martin County Tigers
on Oct. 27.
With 34 players on their roster
13 are seniors; 13 are juniors and
eight are sophomores. Their roster
is as follows: 1-Vantavious Askins
(sidelined with injury), 2-James
Shanks, 3-Timmy Williams, 4-Eric
Lodge, 5-LeShawn Henderson, 7-


Pop Warner football results


By ChaunaAguilar
Okeechobee News
The Pop Warner Chobee Lit-
tle Brahman teams had a suc-
cessful road trip to Stuart where
they participated in a two-day
jamboree. Each team played
two games.
The results of the individual
games were: Flag-Chobee


defeated Palm Beach Gators 14-
7; Chobee defeated the Lake
Park Sharks 7-0. Mighty Mites-
tied with Palm Beach Gators 0-0
and tied with the Lake Park
Sharks 0-0; Jr. Pee Wee-defeated
Jupiter Mustangs 14-7 and
defeated the Palm City Dolphins
28-7; Pee Wee-defeated Jupiter
Mustangs 14-0 and defeated
Jensen Beach Cowboys 14-0.


They will see action again on
Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex, 580
N.W. 27th Lane. The Flag,
Mighty Mites, Pee Wee and Jr.
Pee Wee teams will face the
Jensen Beach Cowboys. Games
are scheduled to begin at 10
a.m., with the last game starting
at 3 p.m.


s tonight
Garrett Madrigal, 8-Nate Pollard, 9-
Leonte Ruiz, 10-Sean Petry, 12-Ray-
mond Aguilar, 14-Kenny Frank, 20-
Nick Clements (coming back after
last season's wrestling injury), 21-
A.J. Wright, 22-Daniel Kidd, 24-
Lonnie Pryor, 32-Louis Ruiz, 39-Jeff
Smith, 41-Samuel Grounds, 43-
Josh Raulerson (out for season
with ACL injury), 51-Chris Curtis,
52-Rafe Erwin, 55-Mitchell Bryner,
56-Trent Duke, 63-Jared Prescott,
64-Steven Smith, 65-Josh Britnell,
66-Toner Kelly, 70-Sammy
Samuels, 72-Zach Willard, 74-Chris
Tullio, 78-Cory York, 82-Dustin
Robinson, 85-Lealand Schoon-
maker and 99-Kareem Jones.

Sports Briefs

Hoop, cheerleading
sign ups start Sept. 5
Registration will begin for the
Upward Basketball and Cheerlead-
ing Program at the First. Baptist
Recreation Outreach Center, 310
S.W Fifth St., Sept. 5 through Nov.
21.
This program is for boys and
girls in grades one through six.
There will be equal playing time
and teams.,
Teams will practice one hour
per week and have one game.
Each child will receive a uniform,
plus post-game and post-season
awards.
The cost of-the program is $60
per child.
For information, call (863) 467-
7625.


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 1,2006


Agriculture pilots show unity against rental hike


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE Area agricul-
ture pilots showed unity at a
recent city meeting, disappointed
that the city is considering raising
their rent at the local airport.
The city is considering raising
the price per square foot of prop-
erty at the airport to almost dou-
ble its current price. For the com-
panies at the airport, most of
which focus on aerial spraying of
the surrounding agriculture land,
the cost is too much to bear.
The pilots said they have
invested a lot into the airport


through the years handling
improvements and runway work
themselves and cannot see the
city raising the cost of the rental
fees.
The relative lack of attention to
the city asset proved most danger-
ous several years ago, representa-
tives with the local companies
said, when two planes collided on
the runway, instantly killing one
of the pilots. There is not enough
room to maneuver and the busi-
nesses have been forced to find
workarounds to promote safety.
"The airport, is in pitiful
shape," said Bart Perryman, who


leases land at the airport. "You
had a bad accident here on the
runway. One man didn't walk
away from it. It's ridiculous to
compare it to any other airport."
According to city staff, the rate
at the local airport has stayed the
same for many years. The rates in
Belle Glade, they said, are much
lower than most other compara-
ble airports in Florida. Staff pro-
vided a sample, with prices rang-
ing from low to high.
The four operations at the air-
port will pay .29 cents per square
foot of space at the airport, up
from .15 cents, in effect doubling


their rental fees.
Representatives with the com-
panies asked to be included in the
negotiations, Mr. Perryman saying
he was not entirely against the
raise, but did not agree with the
city flatly raising rates without
their input.
"We're not saying we don't
want it to go up," said Mr. Perry-
man. "We want to offer our
knowledge of the aviation com-,
munity."
Perhaps the most significant
statement one of the pilots made
that night was a promise that all
of the businesses would leave if


Wheeler Road makes case on safety


By Nicole Curry
Special to Okeechobee News
HENDRY COUNTY In the
face of an emergency, most people
call 9-1-1 for help, but what if you
are in the middle of nowhere? Who
do you call for help?
Angel Vega recalled an incident
in July concerning a brush fire on
15th St., west of Wheeler Road,
located at the southwestern part of
the county.
After seeing the fire, Mr. Vega
called 9-1-1 to get emergency serv-
ices out to the area to put out the
fire, he told commissioners at a
recent Hendry County meeting.
Mr. Vega said the person at the
other end of the line told him that 9-
1-1 was for emergencies only and
instructed him to call the Clewiston
Police Department for help.
Calling the Clewiston Police
Department was no help to him
either the dispatcher did not'
know where he was located. The
police department does not have


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Plant society
schedules meeting
The Florida Native Plant Soci-
ety meeting will be held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m., at the Agri-Civic Center at
4509 George Blvd. in Sebring .in
conference room number three.
For more information, call Roy
Stewart at (863) 632-0914.
Elections poll
workers needed
If you are interested in serving
your community, your neighbor-
hood, and fellow Americans,
become a poll worker in the
upcoming elections. The Prima-
ry Election is Sept. 5, and the
General Election is Nov. 7.,There
are 13 Precinct Polling Places in
Glades County. In order to serve
as a poll worker, you must first
attend a poll worker's training
class held before the election at
the courthouse. You must be
able to read and write the Eng-
lish language and you must be
registered to vote in Glades
County. You must be at the
Precinct Polling Place by 6 a.m.
and you must stay there until
after the polls close at 7 p.m. If
you are interested, and want to
know more, please call Holly
Whiddon at the Supervisor of
Elections office' at (863) 946-
6005.
Meet the candidates
night is planned
"Meet the candidates" night
will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.
This meeting will be at the Lake-
port Community Center.
Refreshments will be served.
Everyone from Lakeport needs
to be informed about this meet-
ing. Please help to pass the word
around.
In addition to hearing our
local candidates, Tracy Whirls,
the EDC executive director will
discuss the economic develop-
ment ad valorem tax incentive
referendum that will be on the
ballot Sept. 5.
This meeting is for the benefit
of all local voters, not just Lake-
port Community Association
members. Please come and be
informed.


jurisdiction over his area.
After rounds of telephone calls
to various fire departments, the
nearby fire department on Joel
Blvd. finally came to put out the
brush fire.
It underscored the importance
of updating the information on
Wheeler Road on the 9-1-1 data
system used in responding to
emergencies, Mr. Vega said. ,,
In the wake of the incident, the
sheriff's office has met with the
Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue depart-
ment.
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office has a mutual agreement
with Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue for
fire emergencies and EMS, an
agreement which has been in
effect sinceJune of 2005. .
After being reminded of this
agreement, Lehigh Acres agreed
any calls being made from Wheel-
er Road will be sent to the appropri-
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avoid any stall in services. office when a call is made for emer-
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the city implemented a raise in
their rents without first consulting
with them.
Commissioner Mary Kendall
responded to the statement.
"It's as if they have threatened
us and are holding us hostage,"
Commissioner Kendall told the
commissioners on the board.
Commissioner Don Garrett,
meanwhile, asked commission-


ers to work with the local busi-
nesses. He warned that the busi-
nesses could move from Belle
Glade if no solution is reached.
"These people can move to
Pahokee and we will lose the rev-
enue," Commissioner Garrett
said.
Commissioners are expected
to review the issue at a future
meeting.


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