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Fund solicitors
make false claims
Several Okeechobee busi-
nesses have recently reported
that they were solicited for con-
tributions by a person falsely
claiming to represent Indian
River Community College
"This person is apparently
using the names of Family Cen-
ter, Friends Provision Center
and IRCC to solicit contribu-
tions. IRCC is not affiliated in
any way with these groups and
is not involved in soliciting
these types of contributions,"
said Sam Smith, provost of
IRCC's Dixon Hendry Campus.
Okeechobee residents who
are approached for contribu-
tions or have questions should
contact the Dixon Hendry Cam-
pus at (863) 824-6000.


Coach says offense
needs playmakers
Coach Bobby Bowden says he's
got to find playmakers for Flori-
da State's woeful offense,
adding that the team's most
dangerous receiver 6-foot-6
Greg Carr -won't be sitting out
any more games.
Carr, who averaged nearly 21
yards a catch last season and led
the Atlantic Coast Conference
with nine touchdown catches
- watched most of Saturday's
27-20 loss to Clemson while
Florida State's passing game
managed a paltry 102 yards.
"We're not getting big
plays," Bowden said Sunday.
"The offense needs to execute
Carr was in for only a hand-
ful of plays and no passes were
thrown his way.
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4-H club:Explores ranchland on horseback

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
The Okeechobee 4-H Bits and Spurs Horse Club enjoyed their first trail ride of the new
school year on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Williamson Cattle Compiany Ranch in Okeechobee.

16 cases

on tap for

code board

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Code enforcement Board, is
scheduled to hear 16 cases
when it meets Tuesday, Sept.
Of those 16, six could be
Elaine Murphy was cited for
unauthorized use of land. Code
enforcement Officer Beth
Albert has charged her with
washing cattle trucks in an agri-
culture zoning district on N.W
294th Street.

Gustavo A. Bartra and
Amparo Bartra were cited for
having derelict, storm dam-
aged sheds, ,trash, debris,
household goods and over-
growth on their N.E. Second
Street property.
Operating a mechanic shop
in a residential district and hav-
ing inoperable/unlicensed vehi-
cles are the charges against
Loretta S. Bush -and Mari
Oviedo. The property in ques-
tion is located on N.W. 18th St.
Miriam Williamson was
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Florida ranchland at Williamson Cattle Company on Saturday. They even saw some deer.


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Dedicated bus drivers
Seated on a bus are school bus drivers: (front to back),
Irene Rowell, Carolyn Windham, Sharon Price, Wendy
Segarra and Mary McCormack. They prepare to head back
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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
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.

Reverse mortgage seminar offered
OKEECHOBEE The First Atlantic Mortgage Corp. will host an
information seminar for senior citizens on reverse mortgages at
Lightsey's Restaurant at Okee-Tantie Marina on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
To make a reservation, call 800-375-8787.

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
. _. OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community,
S_ 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
S- office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
-. ,- At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use,
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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
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kickbacks to write false prescrip-
tions for the devices, investiga-
tors say.
Such schemes are all too
common in the retirement
haven of Florida, which is sec-
ond only to California with more
than 3 million Medicare recipi-
ents, according to 2005
Medicare data. Three urban
counties in South Florida -
Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm
Beach are home to almost a
third of all Florida's recipients,
and have become a national
hotbed for fraud.
Borrowing a tactic used suc-
cessfully against drug traffickers,
federal prosecutors in Miami are
attacking the problem by focus-
ing on both the "street-level"
scams that typically involve
between $1 million and $5 mil-
lion in fraud as well as the high-
dollar cases involving large
health providers.
Since last October, the effort
has result in criminal charges
against more than 100 people in
63 separate cases and civil law-
suits against another 38 defen-
dants. All told, the cases over
this one-year period involved
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cited for having an unsafe/dam-
aged mobile home on her N.W.
172nd Court property.
Diane Eppley of Lai Kai Kennel
has been cited in an animal con-
trol case.
The cases of John and Dorothy
McKinney and Eddie James Neal
and Sheila Neal and Sara and
Dina, Inc, and Kyriakidis
Epaminondas that were tabled
from previous meetings are
scheduled to be heard Tuesday
Melvin D. Miller and Marie Gat-
tie were asked at the August
meeting to allow a code enforce-
ment officer to inspect their S.E.
68th Avenue property. They will
be advised what to do in order to
come into compliance at the Sep-
tember meeting.

Medicare fraud, said Miami U.S.
Attorney R. Alexander Acosta.
In past years, Acosta said, it
criminals widely thought that
investigators wouldn't waste
much time on relatively small-
dollar fraud amounts of $1 mil-
lion or $2 million.
"Word on the street that you
could fly under the federal radar
is not a good thing," Acosta said
in an interview. "We're talking
real money here. I think this is a
serious problem."
The crackdown involves sev-
eral federal, state and local agen-
cies. Miami and Los Angeles are
also the only two cities where
investigators are using sophisti-
cated data analysis techniques
to uncover Medicare fraud pat-
terns, said Medicare spokesman
Peter Ashkenaz.
"When we see there is a pat-
tern, we start looking into it," he
These patterns include
unusual surges in Medicare
billings from particular clinics or
medical suppliers. Analysts also,
focus on billings for certain
items that are prone to fraud. For
example, investigators in Florida
focused on AIDS drug fraud
when they encountered more
claims for certain drugs than
there are AIDS patients in the
entire state.

Dorothy Bulger could be fined
$25 a day for every day of non-
compliance if a derelict mobile
home has not been removed
form her N.E. 29th Terrace prop-
William Perry Mims could be
fined $25 a day if his S.E. 68th
Avenue property has not been
Jesse Young and Joanne and
Rex Allen could be fined $100 a
day if their N.W 35th Lane prop-
erty has not been cleaned.
If an unsafe structure has not
been removed from the S.E. 14th
Avenue property of Manuel
Lopez-Ortiz, he could face a fine
of $25 a day.
If the RV has not been
removed from the S.E. 26th Street
property of Richard C Hughes, he
could be fined $50 a day.
Deborah and Russell Way-
tovich could be fined $25 a day if
their S.E. llth Way property has
not been cleaned.

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'wo Miami men were arrest- /prosthetic limbs and inhalers.
ed earlier this month for running Clinics that submit clai
a clinic that altered blood sam- for unnecessary or non-p
pies so the "patients" who formed procedures or dru
had been paid with cash or gift such as expensive AIDS-rela
cards appeared to be in need medications.
of a serious and costly AIDS drug
treatment. That scheme Pharmaceutical fra
defrauded Medicare of some including fake prescriptions
$1.4 million, illegal sale.of products obtain
' "This scam kept others from through Medicare.
receiving funds that could have Doctors and other hea
provided essential health care," professionals who issue p
said Florida Attorney General scriptions and help distrib
Charlie Crist, whose office is part controlled substances, such
of the Medicare fraud task force.,, the often misused painki
One factor in the fraud is that OxyContin.
Medicare, by law, is required to Acosta said about 20 pro
immediately pay claims, forcing cutors from his office
investigators to look into suspi- assigned to Medicare fraud in
cious situations after the money area where more than 800,
is already gone, Ashkenaz said. beneficiaries live. They are a
When appropriate, Acosta mented by a handful of inve
said prosecutors will first seek to gators from the state and
freeze assets of people and busi- U.S. Department of Health a
nesses suspected of Medicare Human Services.
fraud and then build a criminal ,,
case against them. That way, he We're putting all
said, the money is tied up and resources we can spare into
there's more time for a complete effort. There's a lot more t
investigation, could be done," Acosta said.
The total in assets frozen or Editor's Note: Curt Anders
collected since October in civil has covered legal issues
actions in South Florida has Miami and Washington sii
topped $19 million. 2002.
Investigators say Medicare On the Net:
fraud cases frequently fall into
one of these categories: Miami U.S. attorn
Fraudulent claims by com-
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Managing pests without hurting the environment

By DanCulbert
Extension horticulture agent
Local homeowners that deal
with pests in the landscape are
often concerned about the use of
pesticides in their Florida Yards.
During a recent conference, UF
Extension Plant Pathologist Monica
L. Elliott presented a few ideas on a
kinder, gentler way to manage
unwanted pests without sacrificing
our delicate environmental quality.
Today's column shares some of her
thinking on the use of biopesti-
The modern answer to land-
scape pests is called Integrated Pest
Management. IPM is a way to deal
with pests that uses pest identifica-
tion, and monitoring, followed by
decisions to use multiple
approaches to reducing pest popu-
lations. Cultural methods such as
using pest resistant varieties, select-
ing appropriate plants and man-
agement techniques are coupled
with traditional chemical controls
or biological controls to manage, a
pest problem.
All too often biological controls
are promoted, even by scientists, as
the ultimate problem solver. They
are not. They are simply one part of



the complex puzzle another
weapon that can be used if a battle
is needed.
Biological control suggests that
some kind of other creature is
involved in controlling a targeted
pest. But does that organism have
to be alive? Can we figure out how
Mother Nature works and have it
.help us out? Why does the word
"pesticide" always have to be
lumped with the "bad guy"? These
are some of the topics that relate to
Using nature
as a blueprint
It is important to realize that
there are safe chemical pesticides.
The trend in the pest control indus-
try is to look to nature for clues for
chemical, pesticides. Biologically
derived pesticides are synthetic
compounds whose chemistry is
based on natural products.
A good example of biologically

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inspired synthetic pesticides is the
strobilurin group of fungicides. The
active ingredients are based on nat-
ural compounds produced by a
fungus that decays wood. Howev-
er, when the natural compounds
tested under field conditions, they
proved to be impractical because
they broke down when exposed to
sunlight. These natural products
inspired the stable synthetic ver-
sions which were invented.
Biopesticides are natural prod-
ucts where there is no chemical
synthesis involved. Since they are
pesticides, they are regulated by the
Biopesticides and Pollution Preven-
tion Division of the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency (EPA).
Types of biopesticides
There are three types of biopes-
ticides biochemical, plant, and
Biochemical biopesticides are
naturally occurring chemicals that
control pests by a non-toxic mode
of action. The most common
examples are pheromones -
chemicals that insects produce that
regulate certain kinds of activity,
such as molting or egg-laying.
Plant biopesticides are sub-

stances that plants produce from
genetic material that has been
added to the plant. The insertion of
the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
endotoxin genes into crops like
corn, cotton and potato to control
insect pests are well known exam-
Microbial biopesticides contain
a naturally occurring or genetically
altered microorganism or its prod-
uct as the active ingredient.
Examples of
biopesticide products
Microbial biopesticides exam-
ples are available if you know to
ask for them. At the end of 2001,
there were approximately 195 reg-
istered biopesticide active ingredi-
ents and 780 products. These prod-
ucts do not permanently establish
in the environment. Here are some
examples of commercially avail-
able Biopesticides:
"Bt" insecticides such as
DipelTM are derived from the bac-
terium Bacillus thuringiensis. This
is an example of a product that is
composed of a dead microbe
and/or the product that it produces.
When you apply Bt insecticides,
you are applying a toxin produced

by the bacterium. The endotoxin
has been separated out from the
rest of the products the bacterium
produces and from the bacterium
itself. When the targeted insect
(such as caterpillars or mosquito
larvae) eats this toxin, it is killed.
One of the main problems with Bt
insecticides is that the toxin is readi-
ly broken down by sunlight. This is
why it is best to apply the product
just before dark.
DiTera is a product that is com-
posed of the dried fermentation
residues of a fungus, Myrothecium
verrucaria..It is labeled for insect
and nematode control. The fungus
is no longer living. But, unlike the Bt
insecticides, essentially everything
produced by the fungus during fer-
mentation is used to formulate the
A third example of a biopesti-
cide product composed of a living
microorganism is the fungicide
RootShield Home & Garden.
composed ofthe fungus Trichoder-
ma'harzianum. This product may
control soilborne fungal pathogens
in a number of ways, such as pro-
duction of a toxin or competition
for food or root sites.

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come. to canine healthcare, make
no bones about it experts say to
have your dog vaccinated against
canine parvovirus.
The disease, which can usually
be prevented through the use of
appropriate vaccination, can have
devastating effects on man's best
friend if owners forgo this impor-
tant step.
Canine parvovirus is a highly
contagious disease that attacks the
gastrointestinal tract of dogs, espe-
cially puppies. The animals con-
tract the virus from particles shed
in the feces of affected canines.
"The virus is very resistant to
heat, chemicals and drying, mean-
ing that the virus is tracked every-
where," says Dr. Mike Willard, a
veterinarian at the College of Veteri-
nary Medicine & Biomedical Sci-
ences at Texas A&M University.
"Essentially all dogs get
exposed sooner or later."
Because exposure to the dis-
ease is nearly inevitable, preven-
tion is vital to a dog's health, or it is
at risk of suffering the effects of this
serious illness, Willard says.
Vomiting, diarrhea, refusal of
food and lethargy are all symptoms
of canine parvovirus.,
"You can see all, one, some or
none of these signs," says Willard,
"and they vary from very mild to
According to the American Vet-
erinary Medical Association
(AVMA), vomiting and diarrhea
can cause rapid dehydration, and
most deaths from parvovirus occur
within 48 to 72 hours after the
onset of clinical signs. Although the
illness can be life threatening,
Willard reminds owners that the

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disease can be so mild the owner is
unaware the dog has contracted
"This means that dogs with rel-
atively minor symptoms can ulti-
mately infect other dogs that end
up having extremely severe signs,"
Willard says.
Regardless of .the severity of the
illness, parvovirus is difficult to kill
:and no specific medication exists
that can eradicate the virus once it
has infected a pet. At that point, a
veterinarian can only provide sup-
portive care. Therefore, prevention
is key.
Prevention of canine parvovirus
is two-fold: hygiene and vaccina-
tion. The latter is done in a series
starting when the pup is about two
months old, and the former should
be practiced until the pet has
received a complete set of vaccina-
Because of the nature of how
the virus is spread, puppies are put
at risk when they are near other
young canines, especially if they
come into contact with fecal mate-
rial. The AVMA gives the examples
of pet shops, parks, obedience
classes and grooming establish-
ments as places Where owners
.should exercise caution. Avoiding
other dogs and their fecal material
in these areas will lower the risk
that a pet will contract the disease.
Willard says his best advice also
includes inoculation and hygiene.
"Get your dog vaccinated start-
ing between six and eight weeks of
age," says Willard.
"Do not let puppies less than 12
to 14 weeks of age be exposed to
lots of other dogs, directly or indi-
rectly, until they have had two shots
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Okeechobee NewsNictoria Hannon
Leader cleans-up
President of the Okeechobee High School Chapter of the
National Beta Club, Amy Lamberti picks up trash on Sat,
urday, Sept. 16, to beautify her school. The National Beta
Club and National Honor Society organizations tidy-up
OHS several times throughout the school year.

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BYPASS: This bypass was first proposed by Commissioner Abney sev-
eral meetings ago, as a possible solution for the Daniel shell pit trans-
portation. At the time, I wondered whether a bypass from S.R. 70 to S.R.
78 was really a high priority to the county, considering how many other
things are needed. I can't think of very many people who would use such
a bypass. There are very few people living west of 48th Avenue and S.R.
70, which is where the bypass would likely start. The primary reason any
of those people would want to go to S.R. 78 is to go to Buckhead Ridge or
Okee-Tantie Park. So, who would benefit from such a bypass? First of all,
Mr. Daniel because it would give him another outlet for the shell rock
trucks. He has donated land for the right-of-way, but there are strings
attached. Second, would be Mr. Daniel and any other landowner along
the proposed route whose property would be opened up for develop-
ment at a great increase in value if the bypass was constructed. Some of
them might be willing to donate right-of-way property, also. But, the tax-
payers would still be stuck with the cost of the actual road construction,
enriching the landowners and providing little, if any, benefit to most of
the taxpayers.

TRAFFIC: I noticed that the county commission has secured the right-
of-way to put a bypass road from S.R. 70 to S.R. 78. On the surface that
sounds like a great idea. It would reduce the amount of traffic going all
the way through town and shorten some commutes. However, I don't
like the idea of using a residential street as part of a bypass. It should be a
road that is built for the kind of traffic such a bypass would generate.

APATHY: What is it going to take to get people to pay attention to
what is going on in this community? The low turnout at the polls shows
how apathetic people have gotten. They don't care enough about the
community to bother to help choose who will govern it. Of course they
want to complain about the decisions the county commission or city
council makes. But if you didn't bother to vote, you have absolutely no
Right to complain about anything the elected officials do. You had your
chance to choose and you didn't bother to vote. If you didn't vote, you
didn't count and your opinion does not count. For those who voted for
someone who did not win, at least you voted. At least the person who
won knows there are people oub there who voted the other way, and
Swho will be waiting to vote them out of office if they don't do a good job.

CONSUMERAFFAIRS: Why doesn't Okeechobee County have a Con-
sumers Affairs Division? Okeechobee is big enough now and should
have one. Most of the businesses in Okeechobee are honest and do a
good job. Unfortunately for us there are some that do not. They get away
with doing bad work and do not meet their deadlines. Now, if you have a
complaint in Okeechobee, you have to contact the coast to file a com-
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communityy Events
llas Bras o appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will, appear in the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or
a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out
to the OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800
U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved
for Okeechobee school employees. For information, contact Lonnie
Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.
t Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren 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.
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 releas-
ing 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
C school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or
t toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
SLane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863)
S462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

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Upcoming Events

AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or
to schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in
September. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call
Melissa Arnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are. is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology;
and, how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds
will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the, Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder
Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday ,
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
SChurch, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.}.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m.,at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting. .
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beau-
ty Salon located at 1210 S.W Second Ave. It's a free national pub-
lic service program to help women with cancer by teaching them
beauty techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of
treatment. R.S.VP. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.,
at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new
ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
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)
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at
(863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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.

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 Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers
and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Community Events

AC S hosting 'bank night'
The American Cancer Societywill host "bank night" on Mon-
day, Sept. 18, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at 217 Park Street. Team
leaders are invited to turn in any monies collected to the ACS
office. All participants who have collected $100 or more are enti-
tled to a Making Strides T-shirt. For information, contact Pattie
Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or (863) 467-8606.
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
Church hosting gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing at the Seventh Day Baptist Church,
916 W.N Park St., on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The featured per-
formers will be Randy Whipple along with Greg Douglas at the
keyboard and who will be singing with his sister Melissa Douglas
Harden. Other singers will be featured throughout the program.
Library hosting hurricane program
"Historic Hurricanes" featuring real time reminiscences of
local residents from the great hurricanes of the past will be pre-
sented on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Public Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Janie Gould, from Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC), has interviewed area residents about their hurricane
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, Year-
ling 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.
Babysitter training class offered
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
a babysitter training class on Saturday, Sept. 23, where youth learn
knowledge and skills to provide safe and responsible care for chil-
dren. The course is six hours, so participants should bring a light
snack or lunch. The cost of this course if $45. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.
Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
hold an open house Sunday, Sept. 24. Services are: 8 a.m. tradi-
tional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child
care is provided. For information, contact the church office at
(863) 763-4021.
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, "Mem-
ory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26,
"Never Let Me Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Pas-
sionate Nomad The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thurs-
day, 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)
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.
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'
Visitors' 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 pur-
chase. This event is free and all volunteers with receive a free bar-
becue lunch. Girl Scouts can earn the "Get with the Land" badge
for participating. High School students can earn volunteer hours.
Call (800) 432-2045, ext. 3339, for information and to sign up.
Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet Mon-
day, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th
St., to elect officers for the coming year. Any member of the
Friends of the Okeechobee Library is invited to attend and is eligi-
ble to be nominated for the following the positions of president,
vice president, secretary and treasurer. For information, call Mari-
on Davis at (863) 763-3991.
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 conti-
nental breakfast will be served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an
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. Pro-
ceeds from the yard sale will be used to benefit infants and preg-
nant women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organi-
zations to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee
Main Street in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and
the Chamber of Commerce 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 dona-
tion, call (863) 467-6246.


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Panel wants boater education

for non-motorized boat owners

A committee assigned to
examine issues involving non-
motorized vessels voted to rec-
ommend not requiring registra-
tion of non-motorized vessels
when the state's Boating Adviso-
ry Council (BAC) meets in
December. The recommenda-
tion passed by a 4-3 vote.
The Non-motorized Vessel
Subcommittee will, however,
recommend non-motorized ves-
sel operators be included iri Flori-
da's boater education require-
ments. It also will recommend
state-approved education cours-
es strengthen their educational
component for non-motorized
The BAC will review these rec-
ommendations and decide if a
formal proposal to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission is appropriate for future
legislative action.

Non-motorized vessels include
canoes, kayaks, rowboats, non-
motorized sailboats and paddle
craft. They do not include "water
toys" such as air mattresses, inner
tubes, float tubes, boogie boards,
surfboards, beach rafts or other
similar devices designed to be
used by bathers at beaches, lakes
or swimming pools.
Of Florida's 70 reported fatal
boating accidents in 2005, 10
involved non-motorized vessels,
which resulted in 12 of the 81
boating fatalities.
The Non-motorized Vessel
Subcommittee was formed in
December 2005, at the request of
BAC chair FWC Col. Julie Jones,
to address the stakeholder
request for registering all vessels.
For more information on the
Boating Advisory Council, go to

Sports Briefs

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
In order to participate, a current
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 Brahman
For information, contact Daryl
Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 447-0566.
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
Cash prizes will be awarded to
the first and second place teams.
The time has not been
The entry fee is $225 per team.
For information and registra-
tion, call Sandy at (863) 634-4496 or
George at (863) 634-7657.

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Community Events

GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the fourth
floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E. Monterey
Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for
the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected children in
court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, sub-
mit to a criminal background check, submit to a personal reference
check and attend 30 hours of training which will include courtroom
observation and independent study. For information, call (772)785-
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,



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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 Sat-
urday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for both
days. Everyone 11 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
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

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they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!

presentations. For information on sponsorships and team sign-up,
contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702. All
proceeds will go to the United Way of Okeechobee.
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold a first aid class on Thursday, Oct.
26, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from,6
until 9 p.m.; and an infant and child CPR class on Saturday, Oct. 21
from 9 a.m. until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship
opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the Hamrick
Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-

The Okeechobee News, Monday, September 18,2006

At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 15,
through Thursday, Sept. 21, are as
Theatre I-"Gridiron Gang" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
,7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Little Man" (PG}
IShowtimes: 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
C.at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
-: Theatre Ill "Material Girls"
"(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
,Tlhursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
r Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
;. ;citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
Sand, matinees are $4.
> For information, call (863) 763-


,Wildlife Center
:hosts birthday parties
: Treat your child to a wildlife
,-adventure birthday party at
,,Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
:,N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
,,up to 20 friends to join you for a
^wildlife adventure tour, hands on
.animal encounter, games and a
. special craft for everyone to make.
;~or information on cost and reser-
vrations, call (863) 763-4630.
;XFree pregnancy
:tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
'of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
- ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
,.We offer free and confidential preg-
!nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence education.
,Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
-until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
.days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rott Ave., across from the movie
-theatre. For information or appoint-
Lments call (863) 763-8859.
Free parenting
Classes offered
% Free six-week parenting classes
Ifor parents of outing children are
-held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
SPregnancy Resource Center, 1505
"3. Parrott A\e. Topics include disci-
:"pline a family affair, birth to eight
- months infants, eight to eighteen
"months the. toddler, 18 to 36
:months terrific twos, three year
-olds, and uncommon sense. Each
SWeek parents "earn" baby bucks to
-burchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
rs not provided; however, infants in
carriers are welcome. For details,
Call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
- 6320.
-Unerican Red Cross
-needs more volunteers
K The American Red Cross is
.looking for nurses and Action Team
[Volunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team (DAT). DAT is
:made up of a group of trained vol-
:unteers who respond to local disas-
-ters. If you would like to give of
,your time and talents to help local
"citizens in time of disaster, please
,call Debbie Riddle or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
:hobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
:Red Road Academy
:needs more volunteers
, Do you have a few hours to
;spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
' have a job skill that you would like
; to teach others? Do you belong to a
.civic organization or religious
,organization and would like to
- spread the word? If you answered
:yes to any of these questions,
-please contact Karin Aldridge at
:Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
:5905. We are looking for volunteers
* to work a few hours a month with
Committed youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
*sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently seek-
ing such items as baby clothes, fur-
niture, small appliances, tools, as
well as golf and fishing equipment.
:Call Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
pick-up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
SFourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
:of Realtors is accepting entries for
:their monthly property beautifica-
Stion awards program. The property
'does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
'entry forms, contact Christy at
:(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
(863) 763-0004.

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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

CAMERA, in the park on Labor
Day. (863)763-6464
CHIHUAHUA, vicinity of Eden
Park on Sept. 13th. Call to
identify (239)657-8549

eared rabbit, since 9/9, SE
38th Trail, (863)634-9564
(2), lost around the Prairie
Viking area, 6 mos old,
Brown patch over eye, blk.
spots on nose. Basswood. Re-
ward! 634-2542/772-263-2269

male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
BEAGLE, female, 8 yrs. old,
spayed, shots up to date,
friendly, to good home only.
CAT To good homes. 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
FREE KITTEN 9 weeks, fe-
male, litter trained.
863-634-3503 Iv. msg.

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
homes. (863y357-0054.
JACK RUSSELL- older female,
spayed, all shots, needs one
on one attention, does not
get along w/other animals
loves people(863)261-1968
KITTENS- to good homes 7
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
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Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run.-Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Accepting application for
experienced full time cook.
Apply in person @
Crossroad Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
.Okeechobee, FL
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 7,72-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
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1111 S. Parrot Ave.
For Construction Company
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
Must have transportation.
SCall 863-634-3257
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher for 2 year olds. Call
Established agricultural
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seeks full time driver.
(CDL Class A Operator)
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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

Full or Part Time
Buckhead Ridge Resort
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (800)483-4279

LPN, RN, or RT? needed for
national respiratory company.
Ideal candidate must be
motivated and work well
with others. Paid mileage
vacation time
Excellent benefits
Fax resume to 863-763-5191
or call Angel 863-763-7337

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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

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

Exp Only. Top Pay. Apply in
person at 928 SW Park St.

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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
The UPS Store, the industry
leader in business and
shipping services has an
excellent opportunity for a
Customer Service/Sales Clerk
We are looking for someone
who is friendly and outgoing.
The ideal candidate will have
retail experience, outstanding
customer service skills, must
be well organized and
professional. Apply now at
1414S. Parrott Ave.
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 Driver's 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 at the Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more information.

To work with disabled adults.
Aide will work hand in hand
with instructor in classroom
environment. Competitive
salary and benefits.
Fax resume to: 863-467-9656
2825 SW 3rd Terrace.

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Fresenius Medical Care-NA
for an RN, F/T, good
benefits, Training provided.
Apply 201 SW 16 St.
Phone 863-467-7654.
For medical office/front desk.
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Immediate opening for a part
time Case Management po-
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Fax Resume: 863-462-5878.
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Child Care Offered415
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Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens I 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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
V4 Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C UNIT- Commercial, Bard,
4 ton NC Package unit. Wall
mount, Was installed Never
used. 1750. (863)357 3400

DISHWASHER, Whirlpool,
$100 (863)634-0517
Stacked. Less than 1 yr. old,
exc.cond. $500.
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-014.1
leave message or call in eve-
never used, 50 gallon, GE,
electric, will sell for $190.
WASHER & DRYER- both in
good condition, $100 will
sell separate (863)612-0969

SHED- 8'x12', With electric,
Excellent condition. $500.


45'x8x10'. You haul it. $350.
772-334-1045. Located in
Palm City.

ALUM. WINDOWS (8) 36x62
and (3) doubles 50x71. Ask-
ing $200 (772)618-0607
DOORS (3), For mobile home.
$60 for all or will separate.

ci tic

ROOF PANS (20), 12" alumi-
num, 9' long. $200 for all or
will separate.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Instalaion qfStorm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.AV. 24th
License #765

ComD lelra TS wacOuslic
canopy soe.eakers. $100
$50 i(all Diane
Gjrderi Crnir lor kids. $175
for all will spii sep FREE
ou, udomes 863-675-1847

pcs i,2es 10-16. Tommy.
jaulia, Polo. Levis elir $85
will sep. 18631357-0391

ilemf,; Rafe dalDUITI Iemi1
from Graceland. memoraDlia
$450 rneg. i863i467.0627
COLLECTION: Appro). 44 yrs.
old Raie iiemns. $500 all or
neil owner. 863.824.3353
(1000)- Rjcinr & Comn: aidle
80sU early 90s Ev conda $400
or Desil oier" 863-763-8943
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500

nierniel & Scnoci Ready War-
ainry 1 Moniilor, Keyboard &
Mouse $180.
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
Drapes, Linens

DRAPES- Burdine custom
lined. Multi pastel colors.
$50. or best offer.

BR SUITE- QS, hdbd, night
stands, 5 drawer bureau, 2
lamps, $400 (239)738-6215
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
seel $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2 side tables,
rustic brown metal, tables
with glass tops, $175.
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COUCH- Brown & beige flow-
ers. $25. (863)983-8131
Couch, Loveseat & Chair, blue
in color, like brand new,
$200. (863)763-7209
DINETTE SET- 4 chairs, but-
terfly leaf table, matching
wheeled cafe table, $300

* N i -

TANNING BED stand up, by
The Tiki Hut, w/2 bulbs, ask-
ing $800. (863)634-0813

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

w/hutch, pine color $100.

CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $400
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
Vince(863)697-2969 't
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.
FISH TANKS, (3), 75 gallon, 3
in 1 pine stand, wet dry fil-
ters, VHO lights, 200 lbs. live
rock, $750. (863)763-4521
bucks, 4 does, cages, water
system, feeder & more.
$300 neg. (239)280-6082
FREE HAMSTERS, (3) adults
& (3) babies. Need taming.
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
anytime (863)634-6087
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
MINI PINCHERS 121, 2 year
old mother & 7 mos. old pup
w/shots. Great dclgi To good
homes only. (863)5,34-3748
Puppifs 2 lemales 6 male.,
rfoi;-,.ormed. 8 ks Parenis
on premises UKC purple rib-
bon bred. $200.863-467-4 119
monis old Wriie &. Ian
AKC- Paper; 1.500
ne:e Cnnm Doi males $450.
lor bolh Or will sep.

large wuoden you riaul, all
lor $.150 l86!l69,-b464

CRAB TRAPS (2), $15 lor boln
KNEEBOARD- Hydroslide
Revolution, i150
Florence. 1.00
POOL TABLE- with Dalil, gooa
L Oridiliul, $500
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
Celebrity, $75.

JVCSP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good condition. $75.
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
turn. $300 (863)634-6476

w/remote, asking $75.

gallon tank. $75'
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
al 25' spool gun. Weld S/S
steel, steel & alum. $1600.

top, White wash, Peach tile
w.parlern, Seal; 4 $150
Firm 863)634-0387
DINING TABLE custom made
wgalas lup. nice cond Cost
$1150 new Sjcrilicei Ior
$125 15611633-1371.
OFFICE SET, Malcring con-i-
lemporary style desk. 5 drawer
file cabinel. 2 book shelves
$750 neg. l863674-08P44
SOFA, Contemporary fabric,
matching leather chair & foot-
stool, end tables & lamps.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844 m
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good conidilon
$150 or will 'eparale
chairs, Coffee table & Cherry
Foiilt p desk Good cond $150
Will sp 863 634.0812
can eperae drio 2 twins
Engraved wh orsee $200 or
Pi,? Ofler 863-6348445

COLT 45, Argentinean 1928,
all matching numbers, an-
tique. $600 (863)467-1958
22,2'?9 lds 4 rilll;
S1960's. Small drawer, $25.
cers 22 cal. $550. Firm.
SVince (863)697-2969
4-12X4 Scope, 22 mag, SS,
laminated stock, in box $350
choose from. $300 $400
each. (239)872-8504

than 1 yr. old, $600 or best
offer. (863)634-7883

ing $50 for both will sell sep-
arate (863)610-1276

w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or

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

Barrel shaped. Good condition.
$50. or best offer
863-697-6507 anytime

cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
cond. in box. Bottle of solu-
tion incl. $14 or best offer.

AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
FOG MACHINE, Perfect for
Halloween. $30
(561) 629-6213 or
As is. Complete w/pumps.
$250 or best offer.'
shed or shop use. 4 shelves,
approx. 4' high, 20" deep, 42"
long. $12. 863-675-2596

RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
'For bedding or mulch. (41)
$250. Will sell separately.

Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
Mare Quarterhorse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1300.
synthetic, 14", $275 or best
offer. (863)634-7318
synthetic, 16", $275 or best
offer. (863)634-7318

RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,'
48" cut, 18HP, runs good,
$550 or best offer
cut. 16 HP Brqns runs
good. needs rear end. $150
RIDING MOWER. Snapper 12
HP 30" Cul. $500.
0863)517-20, Ljbelle
Prolenional $275 or besi
offer. 18635467l958

SOWS 31 Cheslier Wriie;.
3001bs only 2 yrs Old
$300.'all. wdl sell epealei


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial .
Property $915
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

Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
Noin smiTiolg envi
(863)467-1717 8 30am-
3:30pmr, ur e-mail
Unfurnished Efficiency (In
Town) No pets. Sink. free env.
$625. mo., 1st &sec. Utilities
incld'd. (863)357-3318

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

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

w/garage. In city. $1500.
Avail. 03/07. Call now to regis-
ter (407) 253-4223 Ext. 207
- -Hoss Rn 0 I

1 block from
Rim Canal at
J&S Estates
First, last & security.
OKEE. 2br, 1/2 ac landscape
lot, Lg. screen porch, CBS
Util./rm. Quite adult area on a
dead street. Off Hwy 70 E.
$850. mo. + 1st, Last &
sec. Includes lawn service.
70E behind Bills Mini Mart, FL
room & covered porch, lawn
care & water provided, fenced
yard, no pets. $750/mo. &
$500 sec. (863)763-0648
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classlfleds.

I Houses Rent

OKEECHOBEE- in town, 3br,
2ba, Ig yard, $800/mo, 1st &
last, Call (772)320-8547
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
D/W 3Br/2Ba M/H w/lake 0.
access. Furn. incl. boat house,
hottub, outdoor shwr, xtra Ig.
family room overlooks canal.
$1500/mo. 561-308-7262
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
&Sec. (772)971-9474 or

Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
For sale or lease,
1600 sq. ft., avail, now
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property InspectionlO060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

1 Slurv Building. 40 Iak Lake
Aprs l.7. 900.W86363-l4-3312

BASS WOOD, 3BR 2BA. 1 car
garage otlice. braid new CBS
nice oi hirinn,:in )vil., ready
now $179,900 b63-484-10809
CBS FSBO new, 04. 2,?'2
rriaple i3binels walk ,in Li0S.
eis. hurricane Sihuners ,nrier
upgrades, lol 124x125.
100% financing available.
((239) 98 9-5 06 3
Located at 1761 NE 3rd St.,
2 story, fenced yard, possible
owner financing. Florida
Properties of Ft. Pierce, LLC

Wanting to purch. yrly. 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

Mobile Homes

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

CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, motivated seller,
$2500 (863)634-6601
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
4 cyl. auto, 10 Hole mags,
new Cooper Cobra tires,
30mpg. $1 995.863-697-2882
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000/neg.

3/2 CBS home remodel in Basswood $1395.00 (pet OK).
3/1 CBS home remodel, carport, fenced yardin Oak Park $1295.00.
3/2/1 CBS new const custom home in Basswood $1350.00.
3/2 Doublewide 28 x 66 Ig kitch-liv, scr porch Dk Hammock $1295.00.
2/2/1 Duplex in Kings Bay total remodel &pool access $1200.00.
2/1 Ancient Oaks seasonal $1300 Furn. Avail now April 2007.
2/2 Cottage at the Lake fum or unfumnseason or annual lease avail.
CALL 863-467-2100 (New listings added daily)


AIRBOAT -13' "BIG 099
220 groundpower mtr., grass
rake, cage, new wood prop.
W/Trir. $6500.772-263-2269
Bass Tracker ProTeam 190TX
Spec. Ed., '06, all welded
const., 90hp Merc. Optimax,
$16,200. (863)763-6854
BAYRUNNER '92, lOOhp Mer-
cury. $2000 (863)697-9806
BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14',
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
$600/best offer.
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
$2500 (863)902-0477
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 encl. w/bath, new
trir., 90hp Honda 4 stroke.
$7200. 863-763-2634 Bob

Limited Eltion pull camper,
eC. cond., $7500 or best
owner 18.3|467-9234
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
warrarilv $750

RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 Or Hemi, w/Reese
slhder, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5ln wrieel New
awnings. sGreen enclosure
all elIras. Ei( Cond will
seraraie Package $35,000
1863)357-1784 or

minum asking $100

$tO. 863 467-6960

GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
$400 (863)763-6220
SUZUKI GS550L, 79 black
e-c cond $1800 or besi
offer. (863)634-2280

GO CART- Runs, Pull start, 2
seater. $300.
110/standard, ridden twice,
$800 (863)673-2889
built, runs good, elec start,
hi-low range, call for details
$1500 (863)697-2032
VW SANDRAIL- 160Dcc, 2
seater, In great shape.
$2500. or trade for a 4
Wheeler (954)520-6707


a I

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


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
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplles 860
Flowers 865

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

Par Tie 021

I Houses Rent

New! 3 BR, 2 BA, split floor
plan, 28 x 48, w/lot,
$145,000. (863)763-8622.
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
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

Recreation |

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ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $950
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
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 appl., Elec.,
A/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 @
(561)715-1768 Ext.O000
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
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.

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10 Okeechobee News, Monday, September 18, 2006

I Pb ic o ice

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its Intent
to issue a permit for Milking R Dairy, to be Issued to Miking R, Inc. The permit
authorizes construction/operation of the waste management system In accor-
dance with an approved Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan. The permti
allows a hard increase from 700 to 1,200 milk cows, with the addition of two new
confinement bams. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pol-
lutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy is located at 6300 Highway 98
North, Okeechobee, orida 34972.
The intent to issue and application file are available for public Inspection during nor-
meal usness hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fiday, except legal
holidays, at Southeast, 400 N. Congress Ave., Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a time
ition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
ida Statutes, within fourteen das of receipt of notice. The procedures for peti-
tioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the In-
formation set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall Sta-
tion 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request en-
largement of the time for filing a petion for an administrative hearing. The request
must be fil ed (recved by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel before the
end of the time period for filing a peitonfor an adminisfraive hearing.
Petitions filed-by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3), Flonda Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication
has asked the Department for notce of agency may filesa petition within fourteen
days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mall a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition to file a
petition or request for enlargement of tme within fourteen days of receipt of no-
tice shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an admnisttive de-
termination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Flrida Statutes. Any
subsequent Intervention (in a proceeding Initated by another party) will be only at
the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion In compliance
with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Cde.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name, ad-
dress, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, 6f any; the Depart-
ment permit Identification number and the county in which the subject matter or
activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the De-
partment action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition
must so Indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitionercontends want reversal or modification
of the Department action;
(f) A concise statement of the uimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and stat-
utes which entity lie the petitioner to relief and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petioner, stating precisely the action that
the petitioner wants the Deparntment to take.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the tiling of a petion means that the Departments final action maybe dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial Inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to
become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation, The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a
mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (I.e., the applicant, the De-
partment, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficIent petition for a hear-
ing). The agreement must contain all the Information required by Rule
28-106.404, Florida Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the
clerk In the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mall Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten days af-
ter the deadline fo tefiling a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not
adversely affect the rightto a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement.
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties
to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sections 102.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order.
Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within
sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of
the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order Incorporating
the agreement of the parties. Persons seeking to protect their substantial interests
that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their petitions
within fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have
waived their right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the Department
shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative heanng processes under
Section 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available for disposition of
the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for chal-
lengin the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes.
NO/s ib ffetdbyays u fnldcso fteDgM a aetergtt

Teaching children to spend wisely

RALEIGH, N.C. When it comes to
kids and saving you don't have to be a
financial wizard to teach them the
basics. All it takes is a little time and
patience to help provide the necessary
groundwork for a lifetime of learning
and responsible financial decision-
The opportunities are there. Kids
can often earn money by helping out
around the house, through summer
jobs or babysitting. It's how they spend
plus a lack of financial knowledge that
may be a concern. It's crucial to teach
kids early about proper spending, sav-
ing and how to take control of their
Some good times to spur a discus-
sion may be before school lets out for

the summer when many youth get
summer jobs, or around the holidays or
a birthday when they might receive
money as a gift. Wherever and whenev-
er you address the subject, remember
to make it fun and educational.
Set a good example. Children tend
to imitate their parents' behavior. This
can be especially true of your finances.
Are you living paycheck to paycheck?
Do you -carry large balances on your
credit cards? Do you follow a budget
and contribute regularly to a savings or
retirement accounts? Your actions
today can leave a lasting impact on your
children as they plan for their own
Create opportunities for your chil-

dren to earn and manage money.,
Establish an allowance for doing chores
around the house, or help them find
odd jobs around the neighborhood,
such as mowing lawns or babysitting.
Kids also may receive money for birth-
days and the holidays. Regardless of the
source, any of the money they earn or
receive can be used to establish a sav-
ings account, where they can make reg-
ular contributions.
Help them establish financial goals.
Illustrate the difference between short-
and long-term savings. For example,
your child can choose to save for a new
toy next week or a sum-
mer. After determining a goal, help
them develop a plan. How much
money will be needed? How much will

they need to sock away each week or
Educate your children about the
basics of investing. There are many easy-
to-read books and articles that address a
variety of financial subjects. Kids also cain
browse Internet sites designed specifical-
ly for them to help apply real life situa-
tions to their finances and better under-
stand the value of saving.
Money, and saving is a subject often
overlooked by kids, evidenced by the
increasing number of kids and young
adults with high debt levels and low sav-
ings rates. There is no better time than
now to sit down with your child and dis-
cuss how the financial decisions they
make right now will shape their lives
today and tomorrow.

Reverse mortgage seminar offered for seniors

First Atlantic Mortgage Corporation
is hosting a free luncheon for senior citi-
zens age 62 and over on Tuesday, Sept.
19 from noon until 2 p.m., at Lightsey's
Restaurant, 10430 West 78. During this
time, guests will learn exactly what a
reverse mortgage is and how it works.
Reverse mortgages have been in the
news quite a bit lately; however, there is
still some confusion over what exactly a
"reverse mortgage" is. Mr. Bob Berg,
President of First Atlantic Mortgage, and
with over 40 years experience in the
mortgage business, will answer all the
questions, including what are the costs,
who really owns the home, what is the
process, who should you look to for
advice and are there any restrictions on

what someone can do with the money?
Retirement years can present special
challenges. All too often people find
themselves in need of extra income just
to keep up. First Atlantic mortgage
focuses on helping senior Americans
live in their home comfortably and
securely by turning a portion of the
equity in their home into cash or
monthly income.
For many Americans a reverse mort-
gage can be a solid financial decision
that can truly improve their quality of
life. The money can be used for medi-
cine and healthcare, to help grandchil-
dren with college, to buy those much
needed hurricane shutters or generator,

or simply to remodel the house. It can
be used in any way the senior chooses.

How safe is
a reverse mortgage
The National Reverse Mortgage
Lenders Association (NRMLA) reported
recently that more than twice as many
federally insured home-equity conver-
sion. (HECM) mortgages were originat-
ed between October 2003 and July
2004 vs. the same period a year earlier.
That means that nearly, 30,500
reverse mortgages, insured by the Fed-
eral Housing Administration (FHA)
were originated in this 10 month period
in fiscal year 2004, where just over

14,000 had been originated a year earli-
er. This proves, without a doubt, that
America's seniors are enthusiastically
endorsing reverse- mortgages as a
superb financial planning tool. .
Still there are many myths and mis-
conceptions about reverse mortgages,
including the thought that homeown-
ers who take a reverse mortgage sign
away their home, or that they will end
up owing more 'than their home is
worth, or even that they must have
approval on how to spend the money,
all of which are untrue.
To attend this free luncheon and
seminar call (800) 375-8787 for reserva-
tions (reservations necessary).

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'98, Dark green, a/c, all pow-
er, leather interior, immacu-
late. $3990 (863)467-6110
celler"i gas mileage runs
great, $2000 or besl oiler.

Reconditioned. $1695.
GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/bat-
tery charger, runs & looks
great. $1000/neg.
Yamaha '05, $3500

motor for parts. $150 or best
offer. 863-467-9046
FORD MOTOR '98 5.4 L,
good running condition,
complete w/wiring harness.
5 spd., standard, for big
trucks. Reconditioned. $850.
AL JEEP- front grill, radiator,
both for $75 (863)946-1189
pickup bed, brand new. $15
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Gooddch Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467

CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 24"
fiberglass box, A/C, Runs,
Good condition. $2500.
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 (863)697-9806
CHEVY- '90's model, 4x4,
Runs. $800. or best offer.
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
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
$1100 (863)824-0505
DODGE, '78, 1 ton, 4 wheel
drive, needs minor work,
runs good, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-4221
motor, cold a/c, new tires &
brakes. Runs good. $2500.
863-634-1254 in Okee
mings diesel, eng., trans &
rear end.good. $800/neg.
FORD F150, '94, w/matching
topper, $2500. Call John @
(863)484-0326 or
FORD RANGER XL- '95, cold
A/C, 136K, $1000. Or best
offer. (863)357-3400
GMC 1985, show potential,
strong engine, sound body &
nice interior, bedliner,
$2500. (863)893-5789

5 spd., 30+mpg, does not'
smoke, 1 owner 18 yrs. 2
spares. $675. 863-697-2882
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

JEEP 4X4 '91-Needs rear end
work. $200 or best offer.

6x1 2, tandem axle, brand new.
FLATBED- for a 1 ton truck, 8
x 11, asking $500
TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2' .
5 1, 2'w, pull out ramps
$530 (863)635-0079
6x12. Tandem axle, 3' sides,
brand new. $1500.

'85, New tires, Runs good,
A/C, Frig. $1100.
CHEVY VAN '00, Express Car-
go, excellent condition.
$5500 (863)357-0037
good. $700.239-462-7722
54K, 1 owner, good condi-
tion, $1500 (863)983-4743
good cond., runs good.
$3200 Firm. 863-697-6473
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)6754970 Leave msg.
new tires, alarm, keyless entry,
needs crank kit. $600 or best
offer. 863-634-4306
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rustle
$2500. Neg. 863-763-3190

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The most Important
20 minutes of your day
Is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

Contest winners
Carlena Bain (left) and Ronetta Johnson (right) were presented with their
prizes by Hair Cuttery manager April Hayes Friday afternoon. Ms. Bain won
a toaster, coffee pot and hot pot combination. Ms. Johnson was all smiles
when she was presented with her new portable dvd player. The give-away is
part of a Hair Cuttery promotion. John Farrell, district leader for the Hair Cut-
tery chain, was in attendance for the presentation, "I'm happy to be here to
support April and celebrate with the contest winners of the Okeechobee Hair
Culttery,", stated Mr. Farrell.

Area roofing contractor to

replace roof at VA. hospital

- Scott Chapman, new owner of American Roofing
LLC, has recently accepted a contract to replace the roof
at the Veterans Affairs Hospital (VA.) in Palm Beach.
Approximately 166,000 square feet of roof replace-
ment will be constructed due to two consecutive years
of hurricanes that hit the south Florida area. The VA.
Hospital roof repairs will be replaced with IB Roof Sys-
tems Single-Ply Membrane and holds a 25 year warran-
ty. American Roofing LLC has fulfilled the requirements
to become 'a certified installer for IB Single-Ply Mem-
American Roofing is committed in training staff in
various roofing subjects to include product training
and safety awareness. All roofing employees are certi-
fied in OSHA, fall protection and attend monthly safety

Community Events

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working
computer for their shelter.:It just needs to have basic
programs and the capability of internet connection. To
donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or (863) 610-9192
and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold
childbirth education classes at the Florida Community
Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call
the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will
be offering parenting education classes for infants to
age 3. All pregnant women and parents are encour-
aged 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 certifi-
cate of completion. No child care will be available. Call
(863) 462-5877 for.registration.
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer committee is currently seeking
individuals interested in helping with the event. The 5K
walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer
survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer,
contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie
Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

Scott Chapman purchased
American Roofing in August of
2005. He is also a state certified
general contractor and the owner
of American Discount Aluminum,
BTC Builders, Inc. and Hoss Dis-
count Aluminum and Builder's
LLC. All four of the companies are
located at 2625 S.E. 441.



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