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Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m.
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OCSO looking
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. Investigators from the:
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Office (OCSO) are seeking
information on the where-
abouts of an Okeechobee
teen, Dustin Pettigrew.
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a white male standing 5-foot-
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Lady Brahmans
Beat Wellington
The Lady Brahman volley-
ball team beat a tough
Wellington team Tuesday
evening in a thrilling five-game
match 11-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-
21 and 15-12. It was the sec-
ond time this season that the
Lady Brahmans have been
extended to five games; the
other coming in a hard fought
win over John Carroll in their


season opener.


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Drought Index
Current: 235
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.36 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
15.80 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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This hand-drawn picture made the front page of the Sept. 28, 1928, issue of The Okeechobee News, 10 days after the
killer storm of Sept. 18. Its caption stated: "For years we have asked for flood control, and received canals that flow
backward. Two thousand lives pay the price of politics, indifference and mismanagement."

Remembering the 'forgotten' storm of '28


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
On Monday, Sept. 16, we will
mark the 78th anniversary of the
killer hurricane known to some
as "The Forgotten Storm" of
1928.
This storm may be forgotten
by some, but for those who live
and work around the lake, the
storm of 1928 will forever be
remembered as one of the most
devastating, life-altering events in
the history of Lake Okeechobee.
The State of Florida slowly
returned to normal following the
"The Great Storm of 1926." Offi-
cial reports attribute between 242
and 373 deaths to the storm. It
did approximately $159 million in
damage. But, Floridians were
tough. They went to work and
rebuilt their homes and towns.
Life returned to normal until
See Remember Page 2


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Judge William Hendry
There was 3 feet of water in downtown Okeechobee following the Aug. 9 hurricane of
1928. Twenty inches of rain caused massive flooding throughout the county and cut
Okeechobee off from the rest of Florida.


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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee code
enforcement board met Tuesday,
Sept. 12, to discuss several viola-
tions due to disabled vehicles, gen-
eral cleaning, parking commercial
vehicles in residential neighbor-
hoods and accrued fines.
Code enforcement officer Fred
Sterling presented the current
cases to the board via slide show.
John and Susan Hanner of 1102
S.E. Eighth Drive were cited on
Aug. 9 by Mr. Sterling for violations
of Chapter 54, Section 54-51, for
parking in residential neighbor-
hoods, and Chapter 30. Section 30-
-44 for general cleaning.
Pictures presented from inspec-
tions by Mr. Sterling showed com-
mercial vehicles and two fifth-
wheel trailers on the premises
extending into the city rights-of-
way, a trailer filled with trash and
debris and a large tarp strewn over
the lawn. One of the trailers has
torn up sod on the city right-of-way
across the street from Mr. Hanner's
residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Hanner have
allegedly had repeated violations
beginning in 2005 and another inci-
dence in 2006. The board fined Mr.
Hanner $250 a day for five days
until he was in compliance on the
earlier 2006 violation. This fine is
still outstanding.
Mr. Sterling spoke to Mr. Hanner
on Aug. 29 and he stated that
everything would be cleaned up by
Sept. 3.
On Sept. 5, Mr. Sterling went to
the property in question again and
it was still not in compliance, he
said. He spoke with Mr. Hanner
again and was told that it would be
cleaned up by the end of the week.
On Sept. 12, the property remained
in violation of the city codes.
The board voted to apply the
fine of $250 a day, beginning on
Aug. 9, the date Mr. Hanner signed
the citation. Mr. Sterling stated that
Mr. Hanner has voiced intentions of
selling the property.
The board is also recommend-
ing to the city council to enforce
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Helping the Lighthouse
Local radio station WREH Reach 90.5 FM held a Labor
Day Giveaway for the Lighthouse Refuge, a shelter for
abused women. Carl Mims (left), general manager of
Reach FM, presents, Donna Dean (center),
founder/director of the Lighthouse, and Darlene Mayers
(right), in charge of community relations for the station,
with checks totaling $2,200.


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the summer of 1928.
In a program given at the Okee-
chobee Public Library in Septem-
ber of 2003 to commemorate the
75th anniversary of "The Forgotten
Storm of 1928," Judge William
Hendry took the audience back to
a simpler, quieter time.
"Picture, if you will, Lake Okee-
chobee in the summer and fall of
1928,": said Judge Hendry.
"William 'Pogey Bill' Collins was
sheriff. The county's population
was less than 3,500. Okeechobee
was thriving. There were seven
hotels, the largest of which was the
Southland Hotel, towering three
stories high over what is now the
intersection of U S. 4-11 and S.R. 70.
"Commercial fishing flourished.
Fish houses lined the banks of the
big lake. Conners Highway was a
fairly new toll road that connected
Okeechobee to Palm Beach Coun-
ty. There was a bridge at Eagle Bay.
A ferry was used to cross the
Kissimminee Ri& llrthi late,"
he continued.
But, not all of Okeechobee kept
up with current technology. Most
of the homes in a row of houses on
the sand ridge just north of Con-
ners Highway had no electricity or
running water. They used candles
and oil lamps as did many in the
area outside of the city limits. Many
residents did not have telephones.
II had been a wel summer.
With fields already saturated and
the lake level over 16 feet, the area
around the big. lake did not need
more water. But Mother Nature did
not cooperate.
On Aug. 9, 1926, a small, rela-
tively unknown hurricane blew
across Okeechobee, isolating it
from the outside world. A headline
in the Aug. 9, 1928,..issue of The
Okeechobee Nei-s slated, "Okee-
chobee is flooded, \Water is still ris-
ing."
Twenty inches of rain fell in a
relatively short period of time. The
once quiet Taylor's Creek now
known as Taylor Creek rose 12
inches. It overflowed its banks and
x-idened from 15 feet to a width of
1 mile as it rampaged through
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The Kisslmnrriee River inched
toward the top of its banks and was
not expected to reach its peak for
another two days.
There were reports of over 3
feet of water inside buildings in
downtown Okeechobee. The
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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Judge William Hendry
On Aug. 9, 1928, a small, mostly forgotten hurricane cut
Okeechobee off from the outside world when it dumped 20
inches of rain on the already wet town causing Taylor Creek
to overflow its banks and flood an area 1 mile wide.


Road workers attempting to reach
Okeechobee from the west coast
of Florida reported that the grade
on S.R. 29 was badly washed out
and they had to swim in several
places where the road bed had
been.
All roads to the east of Okee-
chobee were impassible. Bridges
were washed out. People living
outside of the city were stranded
for days without fresh food or
water,
As the water began to recede,
roads to the coast re-opened as res-
idents of Okeechobee began the
monumental task of cleaning up
- totally unaware that another
storm was brewing out in the
Atlantic. It made its wa\ across the
Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico and the
Bahamas, killing 1,5(001) people as it
thurndered'lox ard Florida
Then, on Sept. 16, 1928, the
unthinkable happened. The
unnamed monster storm, packing
winds of 150 miles per hour,
tracked north and west as it set its
sights on Palm Beach County.
It pummeled the coast from
Pompano Beach to Jupiter and
destroyed everything in its path.
Boats were torn from their moor-
ings and tossed onto the streets of
West Palm Beach. One-third of the
buildings in Boca Ralon %ere total-
ly destroyed.
Incredibly, the storm did not
lose its strength as it worked its way
west toward Lake Okeechobee.
There was little warning for those
living and working on and around
the lake.
Judge Hendry's grandfather, J J.
"Jack" Hendry, had one of the
many fishing operations on the big
lake. Judge Hendr\ credited a radio
report from Miami for saving the
lives of many of the fishermen %\ ho
were at work on the lake as the


hurricane approached. *
"My grandfather and his crew
were on the lake when they heard
the storm warnings on the radio,"
stated Judge Hendry. "They decid-
ed it was dangerous and headed
for shore. As they made their way
in they warned other fishermen,
who also headed to land.
"They headed their boats to
shore but were unable to make it
into the Istokpoga Canal because
the wind had already pushed too
much water away from the shore,"
explained Judge Hendry. "The fish-
ermen had to wade or swim to
shore. Most made it, but two peo-
ple drowned there."
By the time the storm was over,
it was estimated that over 2,000
people had died. Bodies were
stacked onto railroad flatbeds., It is
believed that nearly 1,600 bodies
were transported to a mass grave
site at Port Mayaca and 70 went
into a common grave in West Palm
Beach's Woodlawn Cemetery.
Another 674 were buried in a mass
grave in an area near Tamarind
Avenue and 25th Street, also in
West Palm Beach.
An article in the Sept. 28, 1928',
Okeechobee News.stated: "The
number of dead resulting from the
great storm and flood of Septem-
ber 16 will never be known. Every
estimate is a guess, but a summary
based upon semi-reliable reports
shows that it is the greatest disaster
in the history of the United States.
"Without any attempt at mak-
ing an estimate of our own we give
below the number as compiled by
various sources. On the East Coast
75; Okeechobee City area 37;
Indiantown 4; Pelican Bay 150;
buried in west Palm Beach, bodies
from Lake Okeechobee area 762;
buried at Moore Haven 80;
drowned at or near Istokpoga


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45; South Bay, population about
650, of which 151 escaped, and
possibly 50 more unaccounted for
escaped, dead-351; buried at Port
Mayaca unknown; number
burned unknown; number of
bodies yet to recover-unknown,
but all three sources estimated at
over 600. This would make a total
of 2,106 known dead according to
estimates sent in to us," continued
the article.
Those who survived dealt with
unbelievable hardships. But they
stayed in the ruins of the towns
they loved, many without roofs
over their heads or a place to call
home. They dealt with the stench
of millions of fish and farm animals
being killed and their remains left
to rot in the late summer sun.
According to reports, rescue work-
ers stated that possums, raccoons
and rabbits were drowned by the
tens of thousands, drastically limit-
ing the availability of fresh meat
and bringing the trapping trade to a
standstill the following winter.
And yet, they remained.
Mosquitoes descended on
Okeechobee and stayed there for
three-to-four days following the
storm. A report in the Sept. 28 edi-
tion of The Okeechobee News stat-
ed: "Monday the pests were the
worst ever known, horses, cattle
and poultry becoming frantic from
the bites of thousands of mosqui-
toes as they raced all night to get
away from their tormenters."
But, still they stayed. They lived
to see their beloved towns once
again emerge from the muck and
destruction.
Portions of'an editorial printed
in The Okeechobee News on Sept.
28, 1928, said it all.
"One witnesses on every hand,
pure down-right, unselfish courage
of the highest type. These people
are the descendants of Americans
who have never known defeat.
They want another chance and
they will hew that chance out of
the raw nothing, where three
weeks ago existed a measure of
prosperity, human comforts, life
and hope and a bright future.
There are heads bowed in sorrow
over the loss of loved ones, but the
spirit and will to forge forward
stands erect in most everyone."
Seventy-five years later, during
the hurricane season of 2004, a
window opened to the past and
permitted us to glimpse what these
brave people endured. Once again
the people of Okeechobee and
those of other towns surrounding
the lake showed the spirit and will
to forge forward through the worst
that Mother Nature threw at them."


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the lien of $1,250 through legal
processes.
Joe L. Lawson Sr. came before
the board in an attempt to reduce
his fines from a previous violation
w which totaled $25 a day for 224
days on the Oroperh located al 913
N.W 10th St. He had recently dealt
with personal illness to himself and
the death of a family member.
The board voted to decrease his
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paid within one week. Mr. Lawson
agreed to pay this amount with one
week and thanked the board for
their help in alleviating this burden.
In other business the board
heard violations concerning:
Chris Kight, of 210 N.W. Sixth
St., vacated the fines and liens on
the property to due the proper
owner not being notified of the vio-
lation.
Lois K. Johnson of 100 S.E.
10th Ave. was given an exten-
sion due to a marked improve-
ment in the conditions of the
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up the property.
Robert and Melody Jennings,
of 810 S.E. Eighth St. came into
compliance Aug. 8.
Veree Davis (Life Estate) at
601 N.W 1 Ith Ave. came into com-
pliance Aug. 9.
Geraldine Bertram of 904 S.W.
Si\th Ave. This issue was tabled
until the next regularly scheduled
meeting due to a death in the fami-
ly.
Joe and Johnny Brown of 803
N.W 12th St., where the property is
presently overgrown with vegeta-
tion and debris. The board is rec-
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inspect the property to make a
determination of the presence of
imminent danger that would call
for an emergency clean up by the
city. A lien would be placed against
the property for the cost of the
clean up.
Shannon Martin of 703 S. Par-
rott Ave., where there are outstand-
ing fines of $125. The board will
recommend that the city council
put a lien on the property for the
amount owed.
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News Briefs

Children's Services Council to meet
OKEECHOBEE The Children's Services Council of Okee-
chobee will have their first public budget hearing for the year
2006-07 on Monday, Sept. 18, at 5:01 p.m. in the conference room
of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave.
Commissioner Gene Woods from the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners is a member of the Children's
Services Council and will be participating in this meeting.

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community,
the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption cer-
tificates for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use,
these tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural
producer.

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Tay-
lor 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 Conserva-
tion Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers
and Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating
and will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller
of an outboard motor.


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Be more involved at OHS, join a club


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
There are a multitude of clubs at
Okeechobee High School that stu-
dents have the opportunity to take
part in. These clubs can be found
ranging from the academic to the
fun. There are clubs that focus on
different cultures, some that explore
possible career choices and others
that allow students the chance to
simply express themselves.
The first set includes such presti-
gious organizations as the National
Honor Society and the National
Beta Club. Both of these organiza-
tions have a minimum grade point
average required of their members
and expect the members to partici-
pate in community activities, but
they are vastly different in their
approach. The NHS focuses prima-
rily on events where the members
hold celebrations for younger stu-
dents, mostly pre-school. Beta
- Club, on the other hand, partici-


pates in a less hands on approach,
, holding drives where they collect
items ranging from books to toys to
dog food. Another organization
which falls under the title of volun-
teer is the Key Club. This group par-
ticipates in community service proj-
ects that are aimed at helping the
community as well as bettering the
members of the club.
An equally important branch of
the schools extracurricular activities
covers the clubs dedicated to study-
ing other cultures. In Spanish Club,
members talk about Spanish cul-
tures, as well as the things happen-
ing in today's Hispanic community.
The highlight of Latin club, for
many members is the chance to
participate in toga day at the end of
the year. After learning about the
Romans and studying their lan-
guage, students are treated to a
chance to socialize in "traditional"
Roman garb. Japanese Club offers
students a chance to get a feel for
the culture and language of one of


Asia's growing nations. The stu-
dents in this organization listen to
Japanese music, as well as, talk of
the differences between the cul-
tures there and here at home.
Career oriented organizations at
the high school are holding strong.
Health Occupational Students Asso-
ciation allows students that plan on
going into the medical field a taste of
what they are in for. Members of this
organization also help to plan out
and run the Red Cross blood drives
held at the high school. Future
Farmers of America exposes stu-
dents to the troubles and work
involved in raising livestock. If one
were looking for a chance to partici-
pate in the youth livestock auction
this is the club that will get them
there. The Future Business Leaders
of America gives students the
chance to gain experience using the
software that is required in most
business settings today..
Clubs like the Poetry Club and
the Art Club give students outlets


for their artistic energies. Poetry
Club presents students with a
group of peers that will listen to
their work and give constructive
criticism. In Art Club the students
are exposed to various forms of art
and expected to broaden their hori-
zons as they experiment with differ-
ent mediums and techniques to
create their art. For those more
interested in the thespian art,
Drama Club is an option. This club
allows students to work on their
stage performance and to practice
various aspects of the work that
goes into stage production.
The Fellowship of Christian Ath-
letes allows students to share their
faith and discus issues with a group
of their peers. This organization
presents an opportunity for stu-
dents to hold intellectual conversa-
tions on topics that matter most to
them in a supportive. group that
shares the same beliefs as they do.:


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 Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Carol Wellbron, 47, S.E. 34th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 11 by Deputy M. Flowers on an
Okeechobee Countywarrant.charg-
ing her with failure, to appear -
obtaining property with a worthless
-check. She is being held without
bond.
Javier R. Williams, 23, N.W.


Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 11 by Deputy Raul Marrero on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felonies of
violation of probation possession
of cocaine and violation of proba-
tion aggravated battery on a preg-
nant person. He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of resist-
ing arrest without violence. He is
being held without bond on the
felony charges. His bond on the
misdemeanor charge was set at
$2,500.
Arthur Lawrence Ward, 50,
Champion St., Sarasota, was arrest-
ed Sept. 11 by De-pui Paul Jackson
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with amended viola-


tion of probation possession of
cocaine. He is being held without
bond.
Laura A. Harrison, 37, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Sept. 11 by Deputy M. Flowers on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with amended viola-
tion of probation -worthless check
over $150 and amended violation of
probation -' false ownership infor-
mation for pawn less than $300. She
is being held without bond.
Tialisa Sherida Frederick, 30,
S.E. 21st Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 11 by Deputy Ken-
neth Sarros on charges of driving
under the .influence and driving
while license suspended .with


knowledge. She was released on
her own recognizance.
Bengie Sanders, 31, N.W. 26th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 11 by Deputy Kenneth Sarros
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with felony driving
while license suspended, and a mis-
demeanor charge of giving a false
name while arrested or detained.
His bond was set at $5,000..
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
\ td-come to' inform this new, spaper
The irnorrni.ition u-ill be confirmed
and printed.


Obituaries


John Edward Thies
John Edward Thies, age 88, of,
Okeechobee, died Sept. 12, 2006,
at Raulerson
Hospital in
,Okeec tiobee
Mr. Thies f\a,

nia, N NY.,
Franklin an-1
Gertrude. Thies.
He was a fil o isi
Mand i'fi,
e ha,'i cometd John Edward
Florida fromm Thies '
Fredonia, N.Y.
: in 1966. Mr. Thies proudly served
our country in the U.S. X ., -n. dui -
inrig WWII. He was of the
Methodist faith and enjoyed gar-
dening and woodworking. He
married Geneva Thies in Fort
Lauderdale in 1973.
Mr. Thies is survived by his wife,
Geneva Thies; daughter, Valerie
(Jack) Richter; stepdaughters,
Debra (Kevin) Foster, Marie Snow-
den, and Katherine (Robert) Reh;
grandchildren, John, Amy, Rebec-
ca, Kyle and Joseph; and great
grandchildren, Cecelia and Estelle.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral
- .services will follow at 6 p.m. Satur-
day, Sept. 16, 200.6, at Bass Okee-
chobee Chapel with Pastor Bruce
". Simpson of First United Methodist
Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to
your favorite charity may be made
in memory of Mr. Thies.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory. 205
N.E. 2nd Street, Okeechobee.


Bradley Brent Sewell
Bradley Brent Sewell, age 46,
died Sept. 10, 2006, in Okee-
chobee.
He was born
May 2, 1960, in
Ontario, .Cana- .
da. He was ",
raised in Fort ,.
Myers and had
been a" resident
of Okeechobee
for the past 26
years. He was
the owner of Bradley Brent,
Day Brothers Sewell
Roofing, Inc.
He was a wonderful hard-work-
ing man with big heart who loved
his wife and kids very much in his
own special way. Those who knew
him knew, that he was a good man.'
He enjoyed .golfing, boating,
pickin'.his guitar, riding his motor-
cycle, and flying model airplanes.
He also enjoyed, the outdoors,
rather it was work or play. Being
outside was always his way..
He is survived by: his wife of
seven years, Dana; daughters,
Amanda and Amber Sewell;.
mother-in-law, Glenda Sprague;
parents, Dan and Darlene Sewell;
brother, Stephen Sewell; : 'iothei -'
in-law and their families; nieces,
nephews; and, many loving
friends. In his own words, "It's the
Booby Boo Boo show starring
Booby Boo." We will miss you
Boo Boo.
A gathering will be held Friday,
Sept. 15, from 10 until 11 a.m., at
the Buxton Funeral Home with
nmemo:riil ser ices starting at 11
a.m. Pastor Gene Roddenberry
will officiate.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Homre and Crematory.


Robert J. Griffith
Robert J. "Griff" Griffith died
Sept. 9, 2006, at Lawnwood
Memorial Hospital, at the age of
94.
Mr. Griffith was a native of
Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pa.
He had been a resident of Florida
since 1936.
During' his .,lifetime, he
worked as a carpenter, electri-
cian, machinist and professional
musician. Mr. Griffith is well;
known for his collection of Mer-
cedes-Benz cars.
He was preceded in death by
one daughter, Margaret Doerler.
Survivors include his daugh-
ters, Catherine Raulerson of New
Tazewell, Tenn. and Ruth Quick
of Fort Pierce; five grandsons,
Raymond Cayfor and Doyle Cay-
lor of Tazewell, Tenn., Robert
Caylor of Seymour, Tenn.,
Richard Raulerson of Okee-
chobee and Ronnie Quick of
Tucson, Ariz. and six great-
grandchildren, Jeremy Caylor
and Derek Caylor of Tazewll,
Tenn., Jonathan Caylor of.
Knoxville, Tenn., Kayla Rauler-:
son of Okeechobee, and Anna-
and Veronica Quick of Tucson,
Ariz.
This is really a double burial
as a portion of his wife's ashes
(Catherine M. Griffith) is placed
in the casket and her name
recorded on the headstone. She
preceded him in death in 1991.
May God have mercy on them
both.
Visitation will be held of
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 from 10
a.m. until noon at Haisley Funer-
al Home, 3015 Okeechobee Rd.,
Fort Pierce, Fla. 34947. A grave-


side service will follow at 1:30
p.m. at White City Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Haisley Funeral &
Cremation Service. A guest book
may be signed at www.haisley-
funeralhome com.
Charlie Chester
Booker
Charlie Chester Booker, age
82, died Sept. 9, 2006, at Rauler-
son Hospital. He was born Feb.
<'11, 1'24-, in Panama City, and
"moved to Okeechobee in the
1930's. He was a member of the
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church and the American Legion
Post 64.
He is survived by his daugh-
ters, Joyce (Sylvester) Whitaker
of Okeechobee and Emma Book-
er of Okeechobee; sons, Marshall
(Ava) Booker of Fort Lauderdale,
James Booker of Homestead,
Joseph Booker of Titusville, Isacc
Booker of, Homestead, Leroy
(Tren) Baker of Homestead, Leon
Booker of Okeechobee, Mose
(Jill) Booker of Fort Lauderdale,
Aaron (Brenda) Booker of Fort
Lauderdale, Charles (Lilly) Book-
er, Jr. of Okeechobee, Charles
(Hattie) Martin of Okeechobee,
Tiuo Booker of Okeechobee,
Charles Booker of Okeechobee
and lvry Booker of Vero Beach.,
Viewing will be from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16,
2006, at His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W.
28th Street. Services will be at 1
p.m. and interment will be at
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Bukton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Patriotic students
Students at Osceola Middle School express their support
for the victims of 9-11-01 by wearing red, white, and blue.
(back row-left to right) Shaundrell Franklin, Shaquanda
Fowler, Zhane Henry (front row-left to right) Joceline Bar-
rera, Stevie Brantley.


North Elementary has


fantastic 4th graders


In Fourth Grade we are reading
the story, "Lou Gehrig: The Lucki-
est Man." In Social Studies we are
continuing our study of the State of
Florida. In Science,
Mr. Gaatz' class did
an awesome
experiment to
demonstrate
finding the dern-
sity of an object.
i'.ss, Keith has been
'N\0 king ',i~ th e students on
research skills, in rie Media Center.
The students fpaiticipated in the
Brahma Ball Tournament in RP.E.
The ouir th Grade did an out-
standing job in earning Tiger Paws
for good behavior. Almost all of the
students attended a popcorn party.


Way to go, Fantastic Fourth
Graders!
Special Area News:
Mr. Griesemer's class is learning
about the states found in the south-
eastern section of our Country.
Each student completes a fact
sheet on each of the states, which
includes state capitols, history,
economy, famous state parks, and
much, much more.
Mr. Smith's class has been
focusing on weather. We've had a
display of books about sunshine,
rain, wind, and snow. The class has
discussed and brought in pictures
about different types of weather.
We finished the unit with experi-
ments in the sunshine, rain, wind,
and we made snow.


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AIR CONDITIONING: I saw where the county approved Light-
sey's Seafood Restaurant $15,000 for air conditioning. I understand
that the county owns the property, but can't they pay for their own
improvements? (Editor's Note: We contacted a county official with
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restaurant owner is responsible for simple maintenance to the
building. For instance, if there is a minor leak in the roof, then the
lessee is responsible for repairing it. If the roof needs to be
replaced, then that is the responsibility of the lessor (county).

RATE HIKE: I read in today's paper that OUA will be increasing
their rates, and part of that will go to higher salaries for their employ-
ees. Why don't they invest in better water quality instead? I find it
terrible that each month I pay an already ridiculously high water and
sewer bill, and at the same time my water smells like sulphur and I
am constantly scrubbing the iron stains from my tubs, sinks and toi-
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Community Events

Ministerial group sponsoring prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk for area schools on Tuesday nights in the month of Septem-
ber. Everyone is invited to come out at 6-:30 p.m. each Tuesday to
walk around the various campuses and pray for our students,
teachers and administrators. The Citizens Observation Patrol will
provide security and traffic control. The schedule is: Tuesday, Sept.
19, North Elementary School, 3999 N.W. 10th Terrace, Yearling
Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, Peace Lutheran Pre-School,
750 N.W. 23rd Lane, and Seminole Elementary School, 2690 N.W.
42nd Ave.; Tuesday, Sept. 26, Okeechobee High School 2800 U. S.
441 N., and Everglades Elementary School, 3725 S.E. Eighth St. The
prayer walk will begin at the first school on the list. For information,
call (863) 763-3519.

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be
hosted by Affordable Art Gallery, 116 S.W. Fourth Ave., 8 a.m. on'
Thursday, Sept. 21. For information, call (863) 357-3200.

Early Learning group to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the
conference room 3 of the Roger Poltras Administration Building,
2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. For information, contact Dorett
Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.

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.

Free event on native plants planned
Learn more about Florida's native plants on National Public
Lands Day at DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner High-
way, Canal Point, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Join us to be a part of the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort
as volunteers of all ages help install native plants at DuPuis' Visi-
tors' Center. Guided tours of the Habitat Trail will be offered. There
will be a presentation about southern Florida's native plants, and
we will have beautiful, native plants available for purchase. This
event is free and all volunteers with receive a free barbecue lunch.
Girl Scouts can earn the "Get with the Land" badge for participat-
ing. High School students can earn volunteer hours. Call (800) 432-
2045, ext. 3339, for information and to sign up:




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Guest Commentary


Help FWC find what's best for your area


By Bob Wattendorf,
FWC biologist
It's a real balancing act to try to
decide whether we need more
rules or less rules, stricter rules or
more lenient rules to deliver what
Florida anglers want here in the
best recreational fishery in the
world.
Florida Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) Division of
Freshwater Fisheries manage-
ment's overall mission is "to man-
age, enhance and preserve Flori-
da's freshwater aquatic life for
public benefit." Our day to-day
objective is "to provide optimum-
sustained use" of these resources.'
The balancing act results from
"optimum" meaning different
things to different people, so we try
to find out what the .local public
wants from the resource and pro-
vide it to them in appropriate loca-
tions. For instance, in some places
people may want a trophy bass
fishery even if all the fish have to
be released. In others, they may be
more interested in a bream and
catfish fishery that provides a lot of,
fish to take home for dinner.
In making these decisions, we
must ensure we manage the
resource, not only for current
demands, but always with an eye
to the future, so the resource can
be "sustained" over the long haul.
"Use" recognizes other values
than just harvest.
For instance, the catch-and-


release ethic and the importance of
aquatic habitats to land owners,
boaters and others have to be part
of the picture.
So, our challenge is to balance
the future of the resource based on
the best available science, with
anglers and others enjoying the
resource, while at the same time,
balancing the goal of optimizing
public use in local areas and keep-
ing regulations simple.
One case in point is "spider
rigs." These are boats with multiple
fishing rods, sometimes more than
20 per angler, that often target
black crappie (speckled
perch) or other schooling fish.
Similarly, some shoreline
anglers like to put out multiple
poles, sit back and wait for the
action to unfold. Although these
anglers may increase their odds,
they are still restricted to the same
bag limits as an angler with a single
rod or pole.
Many issues come to mind
here, but our first concern is the
resource. Our biologists examine
the population, size and growth
rates of fish and evaluate.their habi-
tat and available forage to get a
good idea of the health of a fishery
for instance, the crappie fishery
in Lake Kissimmee.
They also examine the use of
the fishery via creels (surveys of
anglers to determine how many
fish they are catching and how
many anglers are using the


Upcoming Events

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus-Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-2425.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996..
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is'
$6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863).876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-
0984, for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
(863) 467-0985 .
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion 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.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invit-
ed. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, 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.

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information,
contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863)
763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
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; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251.


resource and how often).
From that we deterniine if the
population is being over-fished or
remaining stable. Remember,
native freshwater fish species have
relatively short life spans and natu-
ral mortality often exceeds angling
mortality, so allowing some har-
vest is often good for the resource
and does not adversely affect its
sustainability.
If harvest needs to be regulated,
this is normally handled by creel
limits, while size limits can help
ensure fish have an opportunity to
spawn at least once before they are
caught, or help create higher-quali-
ty fisheries, with more, large, fish.
The second issue is public use
and social perception. In the case
of spider rigs, as long as creel limits
prevent these anglers from taking
more fish than other anglers and
still protects the fishery, should the
state regulate how an angler takes
them? This is a quandary fishery
biologists and administrators fre-
quently deal with, and it applies to,
many other techniques such as
use of electronic fish finders, ele-
vated platforms on boats for spot-
ting fish, use of live versus artificial
bait, underwater cameras for spot-
ting fish, fish scents, flashing lights
and more.
As recreational fishing technol-
ogy continues to improve and
some anglers revert back to what
they consider to be more purist
techniques --such as fly fishing


from a kayak this question is
bound to come up more frequent-
ly. So, as we weigh the options, we
are interested in knowing what's
best for your area.
The FWC wants to hear from
our stakeholders, and one way you
can provide feedback is to partici-
pate in online surveys. The ques-
tion of spider rigs is featured at
MyFWC.com/Fishing. Scroll down
in the right-hand column and click
"Quick Input Survey" to let us
knowwhat you think.
Each year, FWC staff evaluates
proposed changes to hunting and
freshwater fishing regulations.
Changes supported by staff are
submitted for consideration at the
September FWC meeting. This
year is an off-year, meaning criteria
for changes are conservative. Pro-
posed rule changes are posted on
our Web site
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nal2007-20081nternetCom-
mentVersion.pdf"MyFWC.com/co
mmission/Final2007-20081nternet-
CommentVersion.pdf and mailed
to identified stakeholders for
review and comment.
Any approved changes will be
adopted in February 2007 and
become effective July 1, 2007.
The public input process for
2007 will be on an on-year basis
and allow more options to be con-
sidered. Watch this column or
MyFWC.com for how and when to
make your suggestions.


Community Events

Learning coalitions committee to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be held Wednes-
day, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in room S208 on the Indian River Communi-
ty College in Fort Pierce. For information, contact Dorett Williams
at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.

Local Democrats plan meeting
The guest speaker for this month's Okeechobee Democratic
Party meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, will be Terry Coopman from
AARP who will speak on the topic of livable communities. The
meeting will be held at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. S. Park St.
Social time begins at 6 p.m., and will be followed by the meeting at
7 p.m. Call (863) 357-8680 for information.

Ministry plans special night
Hand & Hand Ministiies ofPalmdale will host a special night on
Thursday, Sept. 14, with food at 6 p.m., and fellow ship, gospel
music and a service to follow at 7 p.m. Re. erend Marsha Voder 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.

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
program and encourage children in grads kindergarten through
five to visit their local libraries and obtain a library card throughout
the month of September. During the program, children who sign
up for a library card or show a valid library card will receive a Read-
ing Challenge Visit Card and coupons for free McDonald's food,
while supplies last. Complete rules for the McDonald's Reading
Challenge are available at the Okeechobee County Library. For
information, call (863) 763-3536.

Exotic plants topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Sept. 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
John Morgan, lead ecosystem restoration representative from the
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and Leroy
Rodgers, senior environmental scientist with. the SFWMD. The
topic of the show will be exotic invasive plants and animals. For
information, contact John Morgan at 1-800-432-2045.

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. 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.

Church of God hosts revival
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will host a revival with Evangelist Mike Cargill and Evangelist
Curtis Rhoden. Services will be Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. and on Sept. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. each night. For information,
call (863) 634-0344.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
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.

Final payment due for yearbook ads
Attention parents and students of the Class of 2007. The final
payment on black and white senior ads is Monday, Sept. 18. The
yearbook adviser will have a table in the cafeteria during both
lunches to collect the payment. Please make checks payable to
OHS. Please do not miss the deadline or you will lose your ad. If
you have questions, email vancampv@okee.kl2.fl.us.

Library hosting hurricane program
"Historic Hurricanes" featuring real time reminiscences of local
residents from the great hurricanes of the past will be presented on
Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W.
16th St. Janie Gould, from Indian River Community College (IRCC),
has interviewed area residents about their hurricane experiences.


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By Chauna Aguilar
North Elementary School held
its seventh annual Brahma Ball
Tournament on Friday, Sept. 8.
The teachers of NES took on the
Fifth Grade All-Stars in a one hour
game of Brahma Ball.
Physical education teachers
Mrs. Pati Canevari and Mrs. Pam
Matthews chose students to par-
ticipate by the students' knowl-
edge of the game, conduct, and
sportsmanship.
The following students partici-
pated were given the privilege to
participate in the 2006 Brahma
Ball Tournament against 14 teach-
ers of NES: Jeffrey Casselton,
Cody Walker, Tekelsha Andrews,
Prissy McDonald, Destinee Villare-
al, Julian Silvas, Freddie Albarran,
Miguel Reyes, Diego Vega, Khrys-
ta Herndon, Hannah Taylor, Tren-
ton Moutschka, Monica Reyes, Liz
Romero, Christian Crews, Felton
Johnson, Adilene Hernandez,
K.C. Lawson, Marshall Fralix, Tris-
tan Mavroides, Quanerra Cole-
man, Marco Martinez, Adam
Davis, Tristan Dubois, Ryan Fol-
som, Leticia Cabrera, MaKeisha
Tillman, George Tillman, Daryna
Villapando, Jose Gomez, and Alec
Deese.
Last year the teachers lost for
the first time, so they were out to
settle the score. They defeated the
Fifth Grade All-Stars 51-37.
The high scorer for the fifth
graders was Diego Vega, scoring
seven points, followed by Christ-
ian Crews with four.
The players were hot and tired
after the hour long game. The
other students came out to cheer
on the teams. The younger grades
were cheering on the teachers


and the fourth and fifth graders
were cheering on the Fifth Grade
All-Stars.
The scorekeepers were fourth
graders Ernesto Sanchez and
Joseph Cabrera. They were hav-
ing fun looking forward to partici-
pating in the game next year. In
the beginning of the game they
were cheering for the fifth
graders, but as the teachers went
ahead, they began to cheer for the
teachers. They both look forward
to being able to play next year
against their teachers.
Brahma Ball is a game that is
played with a small soft football.
Each team lines up all players on
their own sideline. Four players
from each team go on the field a
time where they proceed to do a
jump shot like in basketball to
start off the game.
The object of the game is to
throw the ball through a rectangle
frame to get three points or to hit
the frame and get one point.
Once a player receives the ball,
they cannot move. They must
throw the ball to another player
on the field or to someone on the
sideline so they can then throw it
to someone on the field. The
team members on the sideline
cannot shoot to score; only the
active players on the field can
score. Once a team scores, the
players go to the sideline and the
next four players in line go on the
field to perform another jump
shot.
The Brahma Ball Tournament
was filled with nonstop action on
the extremely hot Friday. The
upcoming fourth graders are
eager to have their chance to beat
the teachers next year.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Fourth graders, Ernesto Sanchez (left) and Joseph Cabrera
(right) kept score of the face-off between the fifth graders
and the teachers of North Elementary School on Friday, Sept.
8. They will have the chance next year to play in the game
against the teachers.


The Fifth Grade All-Stars were cheered on by their fellow
classmates performing a wave to get them hyped up to face
the NES teachers in the seventh annual Brahma Ball Tourna-
ment on Friday, Sept. 8.


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Lady Brahmans win thriller against Wellington


The Lady Brahman volleyball
team beat a tough Wellington
team Tuesday evening in a
thrilling five-game match 11-25,
22-25, 25-16, 25-21 and 15-12. It
was the second time this season
that the Lady Brahmans have
been extended to five games; the
other coming in a hard .fought
win over John Carroll in their
season opener.
Kelley Smiley paced Okee-
chobee with 19 kills, four blocks
and 11 digs. Katie Bryan was a
big factor with 13 kills, six blocks
and 13 service points. Tierra
Allen added six kills and 19 digs.
Shaunaye Brown.dished out 29
assists. Senior Erin,Kersey added
two blocks and 13 service points.
"This was a good win for us,"
said Brahman head coach
George May. "We started out
slow and Wellington couldn't do
anything wrong for the first game
and a half. I give our girls a lot of
credit because it didn't seem to
affect them. They hung tough
and kept playing hard, and things
finally started to click for us. This


is a veteran team and their poise
was a big factor tonight."
Credit some of that poise to
the caliber of teams that Okee-
chobee faced in the Champions
Tournament in Orlando last
weekend. The Brahmans lost to
No. Three-ranked Spanish River
(25-12, 25-15); No. One-ranked
Orangewood Christian (19-25,
25-22, 11-15); No. Eight-ranked
Bishop Moore (17-25, 25-23, 14-
16) and then got back on the
winning track with wins over
Martin County (22-25, 25-20, 15-
12) and Westminster Academy
(25-22, 22-,25,1,.5-13).,
"It's thekind of tournament
that builds character,;" explained
Coach May. "There's no place to
hide. Every team is a quality
team and the "bring it". They
don't care what kind of day
you're having. We stayed with
everybody except Spanish River.
I wasn't sure what to expect after
our loss to Jensen (21-25, 22-25,
22-25) on Thursday, but the girls
pulled things together and I'm
proud of them., My only disap-


pointment was the loss to Bishop
Moore. The official made a few
really questionable calls late in
the match that took away our
momentum. That was game
that we should have won, but life
goes on. We're trying .to stay
focused on our slogan, "One at a
time". We're working on being a
complete team come districts.
We know we get another shot at
Jensen and playing this level of
competition will work in our
favor."
Indeed, the Florida Sports
Writers Association latest poll
reflects that the voters recognize
that Okeechoibee's losses were
against quality ,opponents.
Despite four losses since their
No. One ranking a week ago, the
Brahmans are this week's No.
Five Class 4A team. Jensen, 9-0
on the season, moved into the
number one spot. Okeechobee is
9-4.
The junior varsity is also hav-,
ing a great season. At 10-2,
they're off to one of their best
starts ever. Against Wellington


Sports Briefs


Adult softball
tournament slated
A men's softball tournament
will be held Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. at
the men's softball field on N.W.
Ninth Ave.
Cash prizes will be awarded to
the first and second place teams.
The time has not been
announced.
The entry fee is $225 per team.
For information and registra-
tion, call Sandy at (863) 634-4496
or George at (863) 634-7657.
OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality T's
as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact coach


Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brah-
man athletics.
For information, contact Daryl
Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 447-0566.
OHS rodeo team
seeking members
.The Florida High School
Rodeo Association (FHSRA) and
the Okeechobee High School
Rodeo Team are getting ready to
kick off a new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport,
contact Darlene Bass at (863)
634-5815 or go to the FHSRA
website at www.fhsra.home-


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25-10. Taylor Pritchard recorded "= I"' s been a g.eat 10
Wellington settled down after 1 years! God Bless
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 8,
through Thursday, Sept.14, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Ant Bully" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7.p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 4:15 and
7.p.m. Monday at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15
and 7 p.m.
Also Showing: "Step Up" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 9
p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2
and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "John Tucker Must
Die (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Invincible" (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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

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Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the. required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boal check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
' American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
son Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) began in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, gardening utensils and laun-
dry detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
Karen.

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Kids in Distress


In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by, donating your opera-
tional car, boat, truck or other
vehicle to Kids In Distress by call-
ing (954) 390-7620. Kids In Dis-
tress is a community-supported
agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Broward and Palm
Beach counties.


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CAMERA, in the park on Labor
Day. (863)763-6464


GOATS- 2, Male & female,
Brown & white, Long ears.
Vic. Behind Four Seasons
since 8/27 (863)248-1658
LOST FAMILY PET gray lop
eared rabbit, since 9/9, SE
38th Trail, (863)634-9564
WHITE MALE BULLDOG -
Brown patch over eye, blk.
spots on nose. Basswood. Re-
ward! 634-2542/772-263-2269


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BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),,
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
BEAGLE, female, 8 yrs. old,
spayed, shots up to date,
friendly, to good home only.
(863)946-1656
CATAHOULA MIX, all shots,
housebroken, sweet dog,
needs room to run, to good
home only. (863)634-7109
FEMALE DOG brwn/blk.
spots, unique markings.
Smaller. Good family dog, to
good home. 863-227-4311
FREE KITTEN 9 weeks, fe-
male, litter trained.
863-634-3503 Iv. msg.
GUINEA PIGS, To good
homes. (863)357-0054


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The completed secretary measures 80 inches tall by
32 inches wide by 18 inches deep.
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Employment -
Fu n-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Excellent compensation, must
have a pleasant and
professional work ethic,
computer literate, able to
multi-task. Fax resume to
772-464-0547 or mail to
scitecsl2aol.com.
FOREMAN
Needed to complete all
phases of water treatment
plant construction in the
Okeechobee area. Under-
ground and flanged above
ground piping, chemical
and process piping. Health,
401k, vacations. Salary
range $14 to $20/hour. Call
Tim at 561-324-3149.
Equipment Operator and
Pipe Layers Needed
Must have transportation.
Great Benefits & Vacation.
Call Tim at 561-324-3149.


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

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


FARM DRIVER
Established agricultural
operation West of Hobe Sound
seeks full time driver.
(CDL Class A Operator)
1(800)483-4279
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.


COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
EXR TRACTOR DRIVER &
RANCH LABOR
Must have transportation.
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ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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


Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.


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


WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
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Immediate Opening for a:

RECEPTIONIST
Busy medical office
Bring resume or fax to:
301 NE 19th Dr.
Fax: 863-467-1919


ASSISTANT
MANAGER,
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM) &
BUSBOY
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
F/ PHARMACY
TECHNICIAN
Experienced preferred.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shoppe
105 NW 5th St.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Local T-Shirt & Sign shop. Full
& Part time positions. Must
have basic knowledge of Corel
and PhotoShop. Call
863-763-0902 to apply.
HANDYMAN
GROUNDSKEEPER FOR
MOBILE HOME PARK.
Full or Part Time
Buckhead Ridge Resort
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (800)483-4279
JANITORIAL HELP
WANTED
For Tuesday&
Wednesday only.
Mature, responsible
person needed
to clean the
parking lot &
common areas of
the Winn Dixie
shopping center
in Okeechobee.
$325 per month
(561)261-1021
MECHANIC NEEDED
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586
WANTED
Live in care taker for disabled
older child. Must be single,
dedicated with no other obli-
gations, prefer older more
settled, must be able to
pass background check. Ap-
ply to: Care Taker Position,
P.O. Box 993, Okeechobee,
FL 34973-0993


Single Copy Delivery
in Okeechobee
The Ft. Pierce Tribune is
looking for someone to
deliver newspapers to
racks & stores in the early
morning hours as an
independent contractor.
Van, Truck or Large
SUV is required.
Valid FL Drivers License &
auto insurance is required.
Must be able to work 7
nights a week with some
daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 lbs. Apply to:
Jim Dodd atthe Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more information.
One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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


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The classified ads


PETSITTING AVAILABLE
From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.
954-547-7333/863-763-6540


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
oins/Stamps 570
ollectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
,Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V1Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C UNIT- Commercial, Bard,
4 ton A/C Package unit. Wall
mount, Was installed, Never
used. $750. (863)357-3400
AIR CONDITIONER-3 1/2 ton
central unit, Frigidaire, A/C &
Heat. $300. (863)697-2044.
CENTRAL A/C UNIT For M/H
or small house. 3 ton a/c &
heat. $200 or best offer.
863-467-6865


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Work Table
Here's an attractive, durable and versatile work table
project ideal for do-it-yourselfers of all skill levels.
An adjustable top makes it perfect for sewing, draw-
ing, handicrafts and just about anything else. It has
no moving parts so that, once adjusted, the top stays
in place.
The completed work table measures 48 inches
wide by 36 inches deep, and adjusts from 31 inches
tall (chair height) to 38 inches tall (stool height).
Work Table plan (No. 604). . $7.95
Woodworking Bench plan (No. 866) ... $9.95
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
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BARBER CHAIR, black leather
.w/porcelain base, all hy-
draulics work: $800/neg.
(863)697-0328


DISHWASHER, Whirlpool,
,1100(863)634-0517
FRIGIDAIRE WASHER/DRYER
Si.Ked. Less than 1 yr. old,
i-,.cond. $500.
363-697-8106
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 inmes. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
rning.
HOT WATER HEATER new,
never used, 50 gallon, GE,
electric, will sell for $190.
(863)634-5113
RANGE, electric, GE, white,
rew, pd $600, sell for $400
or best offer. (863)634-7905
STOVE- GE glass top w/oven,
Beige, Works good. $100.
(63)467-3051
STOVE/ Hotpoint, Electric,
good condition, $30.
(863)634-6325
WASHER & DRYER- both in
goodl i.,rlilnr, *. "0 will
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When doing those chores
Is doing you in, it's time
to look lor a helper in
the classifleds.



SHED- 8'x12', With electric,
E'tellent condition. $500..
i1863)467-2225



BOOKS & KIDS TOYS, $8.50.
1863)697-6129



ALUM. WINDOWS (8) 36x62
and (3) doubles 50x71. Ask-
ing i1200i 72)618-0607
DOORS (3), For mobile home.
$60 for all or will separate.
(863)467-4328
ROOF PANS (20), 12" alumi-
num, 9' long. $200 for all or
will separate.
(863)467-4328

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
ntafatlton of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee'
License #765


PIER 1, Natural Grass woven
rug. New. 90 sq. ft. $100 or
best offer. (863)441-1301


HANDMADE BABY QUILT-
$50. Call Diane
(863)763-3265
HIGHCHAIRS, CHG. TABLE &
Garden Center for kids. $75
for all, will sell sep. FREE
box clothes. 863-675-1847


BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING, 65
pcs, sizes 10-16. Tommy,
Nautica, Polo, Levis, etc. $85
will sep. (863)357-0391
PLUS SIZE CLOTHES- size 20,
with access. pant suits, skirt
suits, shoes, hats, $450 for
all will sep (863)635-0522


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare albums, items
from Graceland, memorabilia.
$450 neg. (863)467-0627
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400'
or best offerll 863-763-8943


DELL PENTIUM III- Loaded,
Internet & School Ready War-
ranty 17" Monitor, Keyboard &
Mouse $180.
(863)634-0812
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.


CHINA CABINET off white, 2
pc. w/shelves and lights up.
$75/neg. (772)597-0650
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2 side tables,
rustic brown'metal, tables
with glass tops, $175.
(863)763-6220
COFFEE TABLE, Cherry,:
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COUCH- Brown & beige flow-
.ers. $25. (863)983-8131
Clewiston
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
Stop, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern,'Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$125. (561)633-1371.
OFFICE DESKS, (4), metal,
$80 will sell separately.
(863)467-7415
OFFICE SET, Matching con-
temporary style desk, 5 drawer
file cabinet, 2 book shelves.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
ROCKER / RECLINER La-Z-
Boy. Brown, 5 mos old, Ex-
cellent condition. $300
(863)763-4920
SOFA, Contemporary fabric,
matching leather chair chair & foot-
stool, end tables & lamps.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
a l'hwer.,, good condition.
0 U fr w ill separate.
,863)357-i35I2
WICKER LOVESEAT, White, 2
chairs, Coffee table & Cherry
Rolltop desk Good cond. $150
Will sep. 863 634-0812
WOOD BUNKBEDS
can separate into 2 twins.
Engraved w/horses. $200 or
best offer. 863-634-8445


GUN RACK/ WALL MOUNT
22x29" holdS J rii
1960's. Small irjwir 'i,. ,
863-610-1276
RIFLES & SHOTGUNS, 9 to
choose from. $300 $400
each. (239)872-8504



BOWFLEX EXTREME, less
than 1 yr. old, $600 or best
offer. (863)634-7883
TREADMILL- Electric Pro-
former. Pro-Form 375E with
incline $150.
(863)697-2022



SILK TREE BUSHES (2) Ask-
ing $50 for both will sell sep-
arate (863)610-1276


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
LIGHT FIXTURES, western
brand, rustic look, perfect for
bedroom or family room,
$50. (863)763-6220
Swag Lamps, (2), Tiffany
style, cream & dark green,
$100 for both.
(561)629-6213


LG. CHARCOAL BBQ GRILL
Barrel shaped. Good condition.
$50. or best offer
863-697-6507 anytime


MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(80131675.-F30 LaBelle
SCOOTER, Sonic, 3 wheel,
brand new, fold easy to fit in
trunk, $500. (239)823-1114
VIC'S VAPORIZER New
cond. in box. Bottle of solu-
tion incl. 'i.14 or best offer.
863-675-2596


AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
HOT TUB SEATS 5
As is. Complete w/pumps.,
$250 or "best offer.
863-302-1100
QUILT TOPS- Square, for
more. l .trd ic' ,l i rireld
All for I.10 r in 're l O1.r
(863)234-1700
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
(863)634-2792
STEEL SHELVING Good for
-shed or hop use 4 shelves,
approx. I rigrn 20" deep, 42"
long. $12. 863-675-2596
TANNING BED stand up, by
ri Tifr, Hut. w,'- bulbs, ask-
ing $800. (863)634-0813



DRUM SET, Coda, wine color,
used about 10 min., pd
$1200, asking $600.
863-697-9514 after 7pm



COMPUTER DESK L shaped,
w/hutch, pine color $100.
(863)763-8622


CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yr: olId
pJFtv Iri;, td in color, 'l(-40i

CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
$350. 863-697-6618
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle
FISH TANKS, (3), 75 gallon, 3
in 1 pine stand, wet dry fil-
ters, VHO lights, 200 lbs. live
rock, $750. (863)763-4521
FREE HAMSTERS, (4) adults,
Need taming. 863-801-1302
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
anytime (863)634-6087
MINI PINCHERS (2), 2 year
old mother & 7 mos. old pup
w/shots. Great dogs. To good
homes only. (863)634-3748
REDBONE COON HOUND
Puppies, 2 females, 6 males,
shots/wormed, 8 wks. Parents
on premises. UKC purple rib-
bon bred. $200.863-467-4149
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Male, 4
months old. White & tan,
AKC Papers. $500
(863)763-0449
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
(863)983-6537


BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $100.
(863)467-3051
POOL TABLE LIGHT- Round
Florence. $100.
(863)697-2022
POOL TABLE- with balls, good
condition, $500
(863)634-3923
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
Celebrity, $75.
(863)675-2136.



SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $300 (863)634-6476


IMpci -o I


LAKE OKEE, 1br, modern fur-
nished, screened porch, boat
dock, $195/week includes
utilities. (772)359-1640
N. of OKEE- 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or e-mail
vldp(surfinthenet.net


NEED TO RENT: 600-800 sq ft
for small Wood Working
Shop call Ken 863-467-4821
or 772-567-8531



COMMERCIAL STORAGE
BUILDING, 2,520 sq. ft., cor-
ner of Hwy 441 N & 110th St.
$900 mo. (863)763-5062


. .


TELEVISION 17" Sanyo,
w/remote, asking $75.
(863)763-8622


AIR COMPRESSOR, 2hp w/25
gallon tank. $75
(239)826-5226
HOBART TIGMATE WELDER,
w/stick & tig welding, like
new, cost $1300, sell for
$850. (863)467-5725
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
al 25' spool gun. Weld S/S
steel, steel & alum. $1600.
(863)634-7423


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
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

Agriculture I



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




FARM-ALL (FCub) TRACTOR
'48- Orig manual, has PTO,
hyd., 2 discs, 2 ferral, plow
& wood fin mower, $3300
or best offer (863)824-0262



RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
(772)460-0991
flal@bellsouth.net
ROUND BALES
For bedding or mulch. (41)
$250. Will-sell separately.
S863-634-9111


BEAUTIFUL 4YR: OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
erpref. $1500.863-467-7123
Mare Quarterhorse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle,. $1300.
(863)447-5985
PALOMINO- Mare, 2 yrs old,
Started under saddle. $1000.
863-824-0505 or
772-519-2292
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP
WESTERN SADDLE, Fabtron
synthetic, 14", $275 or best
offer. (863)634-7318
WESTERN SADDLE, Fabtron
synthetic, 16", $275 or best
offer. (863)634-7318



RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
48" cut, 18HP, runs good,
$550 or best offer
(863)634-4818
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle '


SOWS (3) Chester Whites.
3001bs., only 2 yrs. old.
$300/all, will sell separate.
239-826-5226

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


Mobile Homes



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


LUXURY TOWNHOME 3B/2B
w/garage. In city. $1500.
Avail. 03/07. Call now to regis-
ter (407) 253-4223 Ext. 207


IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
LAKE ACCESS 3BR/2BA
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R.
$1200/mo. $1K Dep.
863-357-1352
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
OKEE., LG. 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' canal front, new sea
wall, tiki hut, fish cleaning sta-
tion, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new apple Elec.,
NA/C,$1450/mo. 561-762-3309
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood, red hse. at corner of
36th & 24th, huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
tures @
www.lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768 Ext.0000
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.
Bring pets. $1200-$1300 mo.
1st, last & sec. 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
. garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE- in town, 3br,
2ba, Ig yard, $800/mo, 1st &
a jI, Cjall 772)320-8547
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
rmunity pool $1600 mo. +
l i& 1S561)262-9191
SMALL HOMEl-1BR/2BA
FL room, parhal lurn, quiet
I$O( mu F'L'".8;6 397-94,
86f:..!57.119 ,Cr i;i^. 22
SW OKEECHOBEE 2BR/2BA
907 SW 2nd Ave,'W/D incl.
$850/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)634-0512

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell it In the
classitleds.


NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. H1.
Close proximity Io new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


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 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wantedl1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




REMODELED:1 BR/1 BA
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apts. $78,900. (863)634-3312


BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809
CBS FSBO, new, 04, 2/2/2
maple cabinets, walk in clos-
ets, hurricane shutters, other
upgrades, lot 124x125.
100% financing available.
((239) 989-5063
heyfay@yahoo.com



GREAT FOR COMMUTERS
3BR/2BA CBS w/office. Locat-
ed near Everglades Elemen-
tary. Built in 2003. Lg. laundry
room, lots of storage/closets.
20x30 carport/workshop, encld.
on concrete slab detached
from house. 10x20 covered
back porch, well & water sys-
tem. Large lot for area. Priced
to Sell Call 863-634-9630
NEED TO SELL! Owner finance
avail. 3/2 lake access. Around
corner from Buckhead Lock.
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R. Metal
roof, front/back decks. $175K.
863-634-5236



LOCAL OKEE. RESIDENT
Wanting to purch. yriy. Hunt-
ing Lease. Willing to work
land & maint. Willing to pay
$2000.-$4000. per season.
Call Roy 863-467-8487


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


1 block from
Rim Canal at
J&S Estates
$850/Mo.
First, last & security.
863-634-7622
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only. 1st,
last & $500 sec.
(954)260-1933.



CELEBRATION 2005, Brand
New! 3 BR, 2 BA, split floor
plan, 28 x 48, w/lot,
$145,000. (863)763-8622.
Beautiful 1993 Fleetwood 14x52
mobile on canal 2Bd/1Ba, roof 2
yrs. old, nice neighbors, very quiet.
Large enclosed attached Fla. rm
(20x42)w/shed, 2yr. old vinyl win-
dows w/screens, Ig. built in enter-
tainment center. New storm shut-
ters 7/06. Dade Co. approved for
130mph hurricane winds, fully
enclosed. lyr. new vinyl siding, 2
separate 3 tonACs & heat pump for
house & Fla. rm. New electric
stove, dishwasher, refrigerator &
new hot water heater.
Musrt See To pprecouill
Serious lnuirniesOniM 40 000.
311SE33rd Ternr.lol
Okeechobee
863-467-7050* 863-697-9615
or 863-697-9106
MUST SEE!- 2.1 Fully lurnr,.
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked 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
TREASURE ISLAND
,21 M.,H'i: :Il, 1 3BR/2BA,
w/concrete dock. 1 2BR/2BA.
Both Good cond. Seawalls,
Lake access. Quiet area. 3BR
$159K, 2BR -$149K.
561-743-4331

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers,'RVs .3 301.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035



AIRBOAT -13' BIG 0 99
20 grournapower mir., grass
rake cjge, new :,cid prop.
W/Trlr. $6500.772-263-2269
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$2500.863-467-8292 Iv.msg.
BASS BOAT- Skeeter StarFire.
175, Johnson GT 150hp &
trolling motor. Skeeter Trlr
$7500.05.863-824-0441 ..
Bass Tracker ProTeam 190TX
Spec. Ed., '06, all welded
const., 90hp Merc. Optimax,
$16,200. (863)763-6854
BAYRUNNER '92, lOO1hp Mer-
cury. $2000 (863)697-9806
BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14',
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
$600/best offer.
(772)597-0650
COBIA, 20'7", no motor, magic
tilt trailer, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)677-0025
LOWE PONTOON 24' xtra Ig.
pontoons, new deck, carpet &
seats. Full encld. w/bath, new
trir., 90hp Honda 4 stroke.
$7200. 863-763-2634 Bob
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 115hp,
runs great, $800 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5725
SAILBOAT, Spirit, 23' roller
reef, 9.9 Nissan, with gen-
erator & trailer, $2500.
(239)823-1114


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '76,
Limited Edition pull camper,
exc. cond., $7500 or best
offer. (863)467-9234
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
warranty $750
(239)297-4006


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



FISHING OUT RIGGERS- alu-
minum, asking $100
(863)675-7391



POLYMER 6'X12 X1/4" SHEET
$270. 863-467-6960
at IIB^^


FORD F150, '94, w/matching
topper, $2500. Call John @
(863)484-0326 or
(863)467-9470
FORD RANGER XL- '95, cold
A/C, 136, 136K, $1000. Or best
offer. (863)357-3400
GMC 1985, show potential,
strong engine, sound body &
nice interior, bedliner,
$2500. (863)893-5789
TOYOTA PICKUP '82
5 spd., 30+mpg, does not
smoke, 1 owner 18 yrs. 2
spares. $675. 863-697-2882
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


GO CART- Runs, Pull start, 2
seater. $300.
(863)634-9153
RED FOUR WHEELER '06-
110/standard, ridden twice,
$800 (863)673-2889
VW SANDRAIL- 1600cc, 2
seater, In great shape.
$2500. or trade for a 4
Wheeler (954)520-6707


PROWLER 39' TRAVEL TRLR.
2001. 2 slides, 2 BR. $15,900
or best offer. 561-743-6702


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 Truck* 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



SCAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, motivated seller,
$2500 (863)634-6601
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
Ford Mustang, '94, sporty,
tinted windows, stereo, a/c,
fast car, great on gas, stick,
$2500. (863)983-7211
FORD MUSTANG COUPE '87
4 cyl. auto,. 10 Hole mags,
new Cooper Cobra tires,
30mpg. $1995.863-697-2882
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low r,ile $2000
(863)675-7105
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000/neg.
(863)634-4579.
TOYOTA CAMRY DX; '91, ex-
oiileni ias mileage, runs
greatl $2000 or best offer.
i 8 6 3 ) 7 6 3 5 7 9 1 _


GAS CLUB CAR 95
Recorditioned $1695
863-.675-1472
Yamaha 05. $3500
1 863)763-18l5


CHEVY WAGON 82 Goo0
fTOirior to pris $150 or br.$
orier.863-467-9046
FORD MOTOR '98 5.4 L.
good running condition,
.ompripie wwiri-ng harness.
1900 363-634-5289
HEAVY DUTY SPISER TRANS.
5 spd., standardfor big
trucks. Reconditioned. $850.
863-673-5852
PARTS FOR '77 OR '79 POST-
AL JEEP- front grill, radiator,
Both for $75 (863)946-1189
TIRES & RIMS, 15 assorted
16" tires and 8 lug rims,
$150 for all. (863)467-7415
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15.
$100.863-517-2077


CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 24"
fiberglass box, A/C, Runs,
Good condition. $2500.
(561)902-7715
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 (863)697-9806
CHEVY- '90's model, 4x4,
Runs. $800. or best offer.
-(863)634-9153
CHEVY BLAZER'95, fully load-
ed, tinted windows, beautiful,
cd stereo, a/c, great on gas.
$5400 neg. (863)983-7211
CHEVY S10- '97, Needs motor
or will sell for parts. $300.
or best offer. (863)763-8201
DANA 70 FRONT & REAR
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
$1100 (863)824-0505
(561)719-3641
DODGE, '78, 1 ton, 4 wheel
drive, heeds minor work,
runs good, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-4221
DODGE DAKOTA '94 New
motor, cold a/c, new tires &
brakes. Runs good. $2500.
863-634-1254 inOkee
DODGE PICKUP 1991, Cum-
mings diesel, eng., trans &
rear end good. $800/neg.
(863)634-4579.
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $800
(863)697-8575


SUZUKI GS550L, '79, black,
exc. cond., $1800 or best
offer. (863)634-2280








Okeechobee News,.Thursday, September 14, 2006 i


JEEP 4X4 '91-Needs rear end
work: $200 or best offer.
(863)467-9046


CARGO TRAILER'07
6x12, tandem axle, brand new.
$2500. 863-634-3328
FLATBED- for a 1 ton truck, 8
x 11, asking $500
(561)996-9264
HOMEMADE HEAVYDUTY
TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2' x
5 1/2'w, pull out ramps
$530 (863)635-0079
OPEN TRAILER '07
6x12. Tandem axle, 3' sides,
brand new. $1500.
863-634-3328


CHEVY CONVERSION VAN-
'85, New tires, Runs good,
A/C, Frig. $1100.
(863)697-1493
CHEVY VAN '00, Express Car-
go, excellent condition.
5500 (863)357-0037
email looskin(aol.com
DODGE CUSTOM '85 Runs
good. $700. 239-462-7722
DODGE UTILITY VAN '95-
54K, 1 owner, good condi-
ton, $1500 (863)983-4743
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
* FORD WINDSTAR'94
new tires, alarm, keyless entry,
needs crank kit. $600 or best
S offer. 863-634-4306
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER'96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500. Neg. 863-763-3190


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500




NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT
OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a
regular meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners of Okee-
chobe County, Florida, on the 10th
day of August, 2006, a Resolution
was adopted pursuant to Sections
336.09 and 336.10, Florida Stat-
utes, whereby the County of Okee-
chobee vacated, closed,
abandoned, renounced and dis-
claimed all rights of the county and
the public in a county right-of-way
further described as follows:
All of the alley right-of-way between
and adjoining Lots 7-12 and Lots
13-18, Block 2, Pett Park subdivi-
sion, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 19,
public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
162267 ON 9/14/06
PUBLIC NOTICE.
Attention Comcast Cable customers(for-
merdy Adelphia) in Okeechobee, Bielle
Glade/Pahokee/Clewlston and it sur-
rounding areas:
Beginning October 17, 2006, the follow-
ing changes will occur to your channel
lineups:
Great American Country will move from
channel 107 to channel 147.
Current TV will be added to Digital Basic
service, channel 107.
161534 ON/CB/CGS 9/14/06

Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfleds


F.bi Notice


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice-is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal PL, FL 33438.
1998 Chevrolet (Bge 4-Door
VIN #2G1WL52M2W9112627
1989 Jeep (WI) 2-Door
VIN#1J4FT2LOKL625832
1996 Chevrolet (Whl) 4-Door
VIN#2G1WL52M1T9245066
1994Chryler (Red) 4-Door
VIN#2C3ED56F2RH580237
Sale date: September 25,26,
27 & 28,2006 @9:00 AM
162159 ON 9/14,21/06
School District Advisory
Council Meeting
The Okeechobee County School District
Advisory Council wilt meet on Thurs-
day, September 21, 2006, at 6:00
p.m. in the School Board Meeting
Room, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee. This is an organizational
meeting, and discussion of bylaws will
be on the agenda. This meeting Is
open to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, ED.D
Superintendent of Schools
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on September 28, 2006 at 9 O'Clock
A.M., in the Okeechobee County Court House, County Commission Chambers lo-
cated at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving
comments and suggestions In consideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordi-
nance. The tile of said proposed Ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE
2002-06 AS CODIFIED BY SECTION 28-3 OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE
BY PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY FOR ENACTMENT PURSUANT TO THE 'DORI
SLOSBERG DRIVER EDUCATION SAFETY ACT'; PROVIDING FOR THE CLERK TO
COLLECT AN ADDITIONAL $5.00 WITH EACH CIVIL TRAFFIC PENALTY LEVIED IN
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE TRUST FUND; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County
Commission office, Room 106, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holi-
days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., beginning on September
14,2006.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULES: 40E-1.659, 40E-4.091, and Section 4.3.8 of the Basis of Re-
view for Environmental Resource Permit Applications Within the South Florida
Water Management District
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendments will ensure that any conservation
easements, restrictive covenants or plat restrictions placed over property Included
In an environmental resource permit will be consistent with Section 704.06, ES.
The District proposes to specify the language requirements for plat restrictions
and to reference forms Incorporated into the District's rules that will constitute
consistency with Section 704.06, ES., while still allowing flexibility for site specif-
ic factors to be considered Infinalizing the documents.
in addition, the District proposes to incorporate the following forms:
*Conservation Restrictive Covenant
*Conservation Easements formsto be granted to the District allowing for
standard, passive recreational and riparian uses
*Conservation Easement forms with third party beneficiary rights allowing for
standard, passive recreational and riparian uses
TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: 9:00 a.m., October 12, 2006
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditori-
um, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further informa-
tion please contact Anita R. Bain, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6866, or
(561 682-6866, e-mail: abain@sfwmd.gov, or for procedural issues, Jan Sluth,
Paralegal, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6299, or (561)682-6299, email:
ialuth@sfwmd.gov. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District
Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised
that i may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may
contact the South Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office at
(561) 682-2087 at least two business days in advance to make appropriate ar-
rangements.
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NOTICE OF OUA SPECIAL MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet In spe-
cial session on Tuesday September 26, 2006 at 8:30 A..M., at the Okeechobee
Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public
Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider water/sewer rates and
the 2006-07 budget.
All Interested parties for or against the proposed Rates and Budget can be heard at
said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be
met by contacting the Executive Director's Office at 863-763-460 at least 48
hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made; which record Includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal Is based. Such person may provide a court report-
er, stenographer, ortape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John E Hayford, RE.
Executive Director.
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Okeechohee County Board of County Commlssioners
RFP2006-19
Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the re-
habilitation of two (2) single-family homes located in unincorporated Okeechobee
County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.R) program.
Proposals are due no later than 3;00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 6,
2006 and delivered or mailed to: Mr. George Long, County Administrator, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 the County will not assume any responsibility
for mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time
and date will hot be opened or considered,
Proposals should be submitted In separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing
Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P) Program Juarez or Smith (depending on owner).
For specific project Information contact: Linda Rucks at (863) 763-6731 or by fax
at (863) 763-9203. Specifications may be obtained from the S.H.I.R Administra-
tor locdat 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05
p.m. on October 6, 2006 in the County Administrators Office at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse.
A MANDATORY meeting for review of this proecnt will be held on Tuesday, Sep-
Iember 19, 2006 at 2:30p.m. in the meeting room at the County Admlnistra-
tloni Annex, 456 Highway 986 North, Okeechebee. Any firm who is not In
attendance In this room by 2:35 p.m. will be unableto bid.
The County reserves the right to waive formalities or Informalities in proposals, to
reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and
accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals
to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively
seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing.
John W. Abney, St., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULES: 40E-4.091, EA.C., and the Basis of Review for Environmental
Resource Permit Applications Within the South Florida Water Management District
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendment will incorporate the Uniform Mitigation
Assessment Method (UMAM) pursuant to Rule 62-345, EA.C., for applications
received on or after February, 2004.
TIME AND DATE OF HEARING: 9:00 a.m., October 12,2006
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditori-
um, 3301, Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further Informa-
tion please contact Anita Bain, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6866, or
(561) 682-6866, e-mail: abalnsfwmd.ov or for procedural issues, Jan Sluth,
aralegal, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6299, or (561) 682-6299, email:
Isluthtssfwmd.uov. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District
Board decision require a record ofthe proceedings. Affected persons are advised
that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedlng is made, Ihcluding the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. .Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may
contact the South Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office al
(561) 682-2087.at least two business days in advance to make appropriate ar-
rangements./
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Community Events


Donated baby items needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations of new
baby items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby Shower to be
held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or donating may call
(863) 462-5877.

Doctors with a Heart Day planned
Platt Chiropractic, 280 S.W. 32nd St., will be holding Doctors with a
Heart Day on Tuesday, Oct. 3. On that day, all services will be free -
including examinations, X-rays, adjustment and physiotherapy. All
donations for services received on that day will directly benefit Real
Life Children's Ranch. Appointments can be made by calling (863).
763-2400.

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. Volun-'
teers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit to a crimi-
nal background check, submit to a personal reference check and
attend 30 hours of training which will include courtroom observation
and independent sltijdy. For information. call i 772)785-5804.

TV star to speak at local conference
Kirk Cameron, star of "Growing Pains" and the "Left Behind
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., as one of
the speakers of the Worldview Weekend Conference. Ray Comfort,
Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse will also speak. The
conference is Friday. Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m. and again on Satur-
day, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for both days.
Ever) one 1 years old and up is invited. The conference comes highly
recommended from Josh McDowell, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll
Kroll and many others. Come learn about worldview. For information,
call Debi at (863 634-3525; or, visit www.worldviewweekend.com.

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 presenta-
tions. 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 Fri-
day, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship
opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the Hamrick
Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-
2684.

Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D., will
sponsor free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8
a.m. until noon, at 301 N.E. 19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be
served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.

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 Department,
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.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations
to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in
conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okee-
chobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Com-
merce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.
The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park
downtown and it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth,
prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 467-6246.

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 Okee-
chobee school employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0518.

Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at
9:30 a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult
class will be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releasing
a person's potential and is essential for physical and emotional health.
For information, call (863) 763-3736.


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) 610-9,192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee Count Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age. 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call I'863i -162-5877 for registration.

ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping
.with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year,
which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, If you are a cancer sur-
vivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie
Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays from
7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-
0437.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade.
To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863)
610-0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
needed for all'donors.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.


Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold
on brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical infor-
mation. Each ornament is $15. All.proceeds from the sale of the
ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship., To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neillat the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping but with"planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunioniw'vahoo.com.

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

Ma~rtha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth
St.

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

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.

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

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach" Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
p.m.







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Junior ROTC instructors


to be honored on


Instructors from the six Armed
Forces Junior ROTC units in the
South Central Florida area will be
honored on Saturday, Sept. 16,
with a luncheon at the Candlelight
Restaurant at the Sebring Sun 'N
Lake Golf and Country Club.
The luncheon, being sponsored
jointly by the local Air Force Associ-
ation and Military Officers Associa-
tion chapters, will be open to the
public in addition to the two organ-
izations' members.
Instructors from the Junior
ROTC units in DeSoto, Hardee,
Highlands and Okeechobee coun-
ties and their spouses will be the
honorees. In addition, their school
principals and superintendents
have been invited as guest of the
two organizations.
The luncheon will start prompt-
ly at noon and following the instal-
lation of new Air Force Association
Chapter officers by the Florida AFA


president, Max Friedauer of Mary
Ester and lunch, there will be a spe-
cial presentation by Avon Park Air
Force Range Commander Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel John B.
Pechiney, Jr. on the ever changing
training role at the Range.
New Junior ROTC instructors,
since last year, include Army
Colonel Warren Johnson at Lake
Placid High School and Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel William
Copeland at Hardee Senior High
School.
Those instructors returning this
year to their schools include Air
Force Colonel William Hutchison
and Chief Master Sergeant Dennis
Green at Avon Park High School,
Air Force Colonel Robert Smith and
Senior Master Sergeant Larry Fer-
guson at Sebring High School,
Army Colonel Lawrence Saucier
and Staff Sergeant Nathan Mitchell
at Okeechobee High School, Army


Sept. 16

Sergeant First Class Robert Robert-
son at Lake Placid High School,
and Army Colonel Thomas Dam-
ron and Sergeant First Class
Michael Smith at DeSoto County
High School.
All AFA and MOAA members are
urged to attend as well as those par-
ents and others interested in honor-
ing these retired military officers,
commissioned and non-commis-
sioned, who are helping to develop
leadership traits in many young
men and women in our schools.
Luncheon costs are $15 per per-
son or $25 for a couple. Reserva-
tions may be made by call one of
the following AFA or MOAA mem-
bers: Mrs. Jane Christman in Avon
Park at (863) 452-5862,. Mrs. Mary
Martin in Lake Placid at (863) 699-
1939, or Lieutenant Roger Bumgar-
ner in Arcadia at (863) 991-0129.
All reservations must be made no
later than Thursday, Sept. 14.


Showing their support
Students at Osceola Middle School are showing their support for the families of the vic-
tims of Sept. 11,2001, by wearing their red, white and blue. (Back row, left to right) Carly
Enfinger, Marlina Dunn, Amber Sparks, Caitlyn Peaden; and, (front row, left to right) Jen-
nifer Ranftle and Samantha Harrell.


Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 $.E. Second St. The Post
phone number is (863) 763-2950.
The Post will temporarily change
their hours of operation to Sunday,
Monday Tuesday and Thursday-1 until
8 p.m.; Wednesday-noon until 8 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serving a
regular menu. The hours of operation
are: Monday, Thursday and Friday from
1 until 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
served from noon until 6 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is from
4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each Mon-
day starting at 1 p.m., and on Thursday
nights beginning at 6 p.m. for members
and guests.
Friday night dinner is served from
4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be from 4
until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American Legion
steak dinner will be held on the third
Sunday of each month from 3 until 6
p.m. for a $10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea. There will be
entertainment from 3 until 7p.m.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regu-
lar informational meeting on the first
Saturday of the month at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Chuck Gillespie at (863)
697-1451 or Jerry Lee Shields at (863)
467-8779 or (863)634-9563.
0 Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meet-
ings are the first Saturday of the month
at 10 am. Contact the Post at 467-2882
for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at 1
p.m.
-* First and third Thursday: Auxiliary
at6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music at
7p.m.
First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.
Call the Aeries for other events at
(863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R.
70 East. For information, call (863) 763-
6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7 p.m.
First and third will be the regular meet-
ing starting at 8 p.m..
1 Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors open at
4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be avail-
able at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertainment
starting at 6 p.m. Members and guests
are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from noon
until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2 p.m. until ?

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
is- located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. For
information about the club and events,
call Bucky Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or
Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at 7:30
p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact W.M. Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78W. in
Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's phone
number is (863) 763-2250.
* h 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
at7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there will
be music for dancing. Call to see who is
playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday is


karaoke at8 p.m. Call forthe menu.
Tuesday, Sept. 19: from 9 a.m.
until 6 p.m., L.O.O.M. election of Junior
Governor. All qualified members should
vote. Lodge meeting to follow at 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22: karaoke will be at
6p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22: 6 p.m., 50/60s
Sock Hop. Wear your 50s/60s outfit -
there will be prizes. There will be hot
dogs, hamburgers, fries, milk shakes,
root beer floats, cherry cokes and
Brandy Alexander. Other games, too.
Saturday, Sept. 23: 3 p.m., Booth
wedding. GovernQr Steve Booth and
Senior Regent Bonnie Homer are get-
ting married at the Lodge. Dress
accordingly. Reception will follow.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in Okee-
chobee. For information and meal
menus, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954.


Social quarters open daily from
noon until 8 p.m.
.* General men's meeting is the sec-
ond and fourth Wednesday at7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting on the
first Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the second
Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday and
Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday at 1
p.m. Washertoss at3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sundays
from 3 p.m. until ?, with snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sunday
of each month at 9 a.m.

VFWPost #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are
seasonal, contact the Post at (863) 763-
0818 for information or write the Post at
RO. Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973.


The Post opens at noon Monday
through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday start-
ing at 1 p.m. Food will be available.
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 bihgo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be avail-
able.
Sunday: dinner will be available
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 auxiliary meet-
ing al 11 a.m.
* The post membership drive is
under way, 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., Mon-
day through Sunday.
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary, din-
ner 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 meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The main
meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
For information contact Comman-
der 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 Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
dayat 1p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Monday
through Saturday and atl 1 p.m. on Sun-
day.
Wednesday: bar bingo will start at
12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, courtesy
of the Ladies Auxiliary.
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 start
at7p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the
big-screen ITV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the sched-
ule of events.


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