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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 199 Monday, July 18, 2005 504 Plus tax

In Brief

Ribbon cutting
ceremony planned
A ribbon cutting ceremony
will be held for the new Okee-
chobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 N.W. Third St. at 10
a.mi. on Wednesday, July 20.
The public is invited.


Dike repairs to start this fall

By MaiyAnn Morris
Special to the
Okeechobee News
The repairs to the Herbert
Hoover Dike will be started this fall
according to the Army Corps of
Engineers. These repairs to the
dike around Lake Okeechobee
have not been taken lightly. The
dike is 70 years old and weather
cycles vary. Just a few years ago
South Floridians had water restric-
tions to contend with, now, high
water and ponds of water any-

where the land is low.
The dike's age is showing and
methods of testing materials and
geotechnical investigation used,
when it was built 70 years ago, are
a far cry from the investigation and
testing methods commonly used
today. Today also, the ecology of
the Everglades is an issue.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (USACE) in Jacksonville has
the responsibility to monitor and
maintain the dike. After careful
study and testing, the Corps has

put the contract for the rehabilita-
tion and repair of the dike out for
Reach One, the area about
from Port Myacca to South Bay had
problems in 1995-96 when the
water level in the Lake reached
17.5 feet. Lake water came bub-
bling up outside the dike, pushed
out by the tremendous weight of
high water. Emergency repairs
were made at that time.
"The condition of the dike and
the development of the surround-

ing land were the determining fac-
tors in deciding in which area to
-begin," said Steve Duba, P.E. Chief
of the Engineering Division of
"Reach One" is shown on the
location map. All construction will
be located within the "footprint" of
the existing dike, so that no homes
or other buildings along the dike
will be affected.
A major consideration for the
Corps are the homes and buildings
within reach of the dike, including

the adjacent towns of Canal Point,
Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay
and Lake Harbor. After studying
four different alternatives, the best
solution was finally determined.
The Army Corps of Engineers
will contract to construct a wall,
called a "cut-off wall," part way up
the dike, approximately where the
Florida Power and Light power
poles are now on the outside slope
of the dike. As part of the construc-
See Dike Page 2

another win
Local angler Bill Rose
added another to his growing
list of wins when he brought
20.67 lbs. of Okeechobee
largemouths to the scale Sat-
urday afternoon to take first
place at the
Headturners3.com tourna-
ment at Okee-Tantie Marina.
This win earned him $1,680.
He credited Gambler June
bugs and worms for his win.
Forty-one anglers took to
the water at safe light to com-
pete in this one-day, one-
angler tournament that was
one-leg of the
Headturners3.com Trail. They
battled the intense heat and
rough water to pull in a total of
372.89 lbs. of fish.
Sports, Page 6

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Florida Department of Revenue
Governor Bush and the
Florida Legislature have
approved House Bill 101,
which provides that the 2005
Tax Free Days for Sales Tax will
begin at 12:01 a.m., July 23,
and end at midnight, July 31.
House Bill 101 provides for a
sales tax holiday on: Clothing
and related items with a sales
price of $50 or less; books with
a sales price of $50 or less; and,
school supplies with a sales
price of $10 or less.
The following frequently
asked questions about the tax
holiday were provided by the
Florida Department of Rev-
What is new
this year?
The exemption period is
nine days it covers two

weekends. The dates are July
23 through July 31. There con-
tinues to be an exemption for

books. The term book is
defined to mean "a set of print-
ed sheets bound together and
published in a volume." The
term does NOT include news-
papers, magazines, other peri-
odicals, or audio books.
The cap per book is $50.
There continues to be an
exemption for clothing,
footwear, and certain acces-
sories. Many items are included
in the exemption. For example,
all shoes, included cleated or
spiked shoes, are included in
the exemption. Also, the
exemption includes wallets,
handbags, backpacks, and dia-
per bags.
The cap per eligible item of
clothing, footwear, and acces-
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Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.63 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
12.17 feet

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Community Events ... .4
Crossword .......... 8
Opinion ............ 4
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Sports ............. 6
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Enjoying the morning
A blue heron stands on the roof of a dock on the Rim
Canal near Taylor Creek. Water birds are common in the
big lake area.

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series is $50.
There also continues to be an
exemption for certain school sup-
plies. The school supplies that
qualify for exemption are pens,
pencils, erasers, crayons, note-
books, notebook filler paper, legal
pads, composition books, poster
paper, scissors, cellophane tape,
glue or paste, rulers, protractors,
compasses, and calculators.
The cap per eligible item of
school supplies is $10.
Theme parks, entertainment
complexes, public lodging estab-
lishments, and airports are
excluded from participating in the
exemption. Sales at any of these
establishments are taxable as
What is the purpose of this Tax
Relief Act on books, clothing,
footwear, and school supplies?
Why does it apply to only books,
clothing, footwear, and certain
school supplies?
The legislative intent is to pro-
vide the citizens of Florida a tax
break on the purchase of books;
clothing; footwear; certain bags
such as purses, wallets, back-
packs, and diaper bags; and cer-
tain school supplies. No other
items are included in the exemp-
Why aren't all school supplies
included in the exemption?
Only a specific list of items was
identified in the bill to be exempt-
ed as school supplies. No other
items were authorized. The label-
ing or packaging of the item, in
most cases, determines whether
the item is included in the exemp-
tion. For example, items pack-
aged/labeled as "pens" are
exempt, but items
packaged/labeled as "markers"
are taxable. Correction pens,
although labeled as pens, are like
other correction fluids, tapes, etc.,
and are taxable.
Are dealers responsible for
identifying items exempt from
sales tax or will DOR provide a list
of exempt items to the dealers?
The Florida Department of
Revenue is providing a list of

items to all registered dealers
along with the TIP. This list of
clothing items is also incorporat-
ed in the emergency rule and is
extensive, but not all inclusive.
This list also includes school
supplies. Whether or not a school
supply item qualifies as an
exempt item is based on the
labeling or packaging of the item.
For example, items
packaged/labeled as "notebooks"
are exempt, but items
packaged/labeled as "notepads"
are taxable.
The list also includes various
types of printed items to help in
determining whether they qualify
for exemption as books.
If a dealer has a question
about a specific item nbt listed,
the dealer should contact the
Department at 800-352-3671, or
our Internet site
Does the $50 exemption apply
to the first $50 of a book or an
item of clothing being purchased?
In other words, if the selling price
of a book or a clothing item is $55,
is the first $50 exempt from sales
No. The exemption applies to
items selling for $50 or less. If an
item sells for more than $50 ($55
in this example), tax is due on the
entire selling price.
Does the $10 exemption apply
to the first $10 of a school supply
item being purchased? In other
words, if the selling price of a
school supply item is $12, is the
first $10 exempt from sales tax?
No. The exemption applies to
school supply items selling for
$10 or less. If an item sells for
more than $10 ($12 in this exam-
ple), tax is due on the entire sell-
ing price.
Can I purchase 3 shirts each
costing $35 at the same time and
have each shirt be exempt from
tax? Must I purchase each shirt
separately to get the tax break?
Yes, you can purchase more
than one item at a time on the
same invoice. You do not have to
purchase each item separately to
get the tax break. The exemption
is based upon the sales price of
the item, not the total sales
amount on an invoice. Every
book or eligible item of clothing

with a sales price of $50 or less
sold during the exemption period
will be exempt from sales tax.
Similarly, every qualified school
supply item with a sales price of
$10 or less sold during the exemp-
tion period will be exempt from
sales tax.
Is there a maximum number
of items that I may purchase tax-
exempt in one day or during the
exemption period?
No. The exemption is based
upon the sales price of the item,
not the total sales amount on an
invoice. Every book or qualifying
item of clothing with a selling
price of $50 or less, and every
qualifying school supply item
with a selling price of $10 or less,
bought during the exemption
period will be exempt from sales
Will my customers be able to
buy as many books or items of
clothing as they want and still get
the exemption on each item with
a selling price of $50 or less?
Yes. The exemption is based
upon the sales price of the item,
not the total sales amount on an
invoice. Every qualifying book or
item of clothing with a selling
price of $50 or less sold during the
exemption period will be exempt
from sales tax.
Will my customers be able to
buy as many school supply items
as they want and still get the
exemption on each item with a
selling price of $10 or less?
Yes. The exemption is based
upon the sales price of the item,
not the total sales amount on an
invoice. Every qualifying item of
school supplies with a selling
price of $10 or less sold during the
exemption period will be exempt
from sales tax.
If a key chain is included with a
wallet or purse, is it taxable?
Yes. Exempt items sold in sets
with taxable items are subject to
tax. Exempt items must be sold as
a separate item in order to qualify
for the exemption. Exempt items
sold on the same invoice as tax-
able items will still be .exempt, as
long as they are separately identi-
fied and separately priced:
Why are briefcases, suitcases,
and other garment bags excluded
from the exemption?

The Tax Relief Act specifically
excludes these types of bags from
the exemption.
Do vendors have the option of
not participating in the exemption
No. If a vendor charges tax in
error during this period, the ven-
dor should refund the tax to its
customers. If the vendor fails to
refund the tax, the vendor must
remit the tax to the Department.
All tax collected becomes state
funds at the moment of collec-
What do I do if I collect the tax
during the sales tax holiday?
If tax is collected in error, you
should refund this tax to your cus-
tomer. If the tax can not be
refunded, you must remit the tax
to the Department when filing
and paying your tax collected dur-
ing July 2005.
I purchased some exempt
items and the merchant charged
me tax. What should I do?
Take your receipt to the mer-
chant and ask for a refund of the
What can you tell me about
the exemption for books?
Books having a selling price of
$50 or less qualify for the exemp-
tion during the sales tax holiday. A
book is defined as a set of printed
sheets that are bound together
and published in a volume. News-
papers, magazines, other periodi-
cals, and audio books are not
included in the exemption.
If a book does not have a pub-
lisher, then it does not qualify for
the $50 exemption. Please note
that if it is a notebook, it may qual-
ify for the $10 school supply
Is the book exemption limited
to children's books?
No. All books that meet the
definition are exempt. The
exemption is not age-based or
What is a periodical?
Newspapers and magazines
are examples of periodicals. Peri-
odicals are publications that are
published in "issues." Periodicals
do not have ISBN numbers. They
are dated and usually have an
issue number. The date may be
the time period to which the pub-
lication applies (for example, the

July 2005 issue or the July 24,
2005 issue), or it may be in the
form of a "display until" a certain
date. The bar code is usually print-
ed on the front cover or front page
of the publication.
Please note that "series"
books, such as romance series or
mystery series are not periodicals,
even though they may have a
date. These items will have an
ISBN number.
How can I tell a book from a
Books typically have an ISBN
number; periodicals definitely do
not have an ISBN number. The
ISBN number is usually found on
the back cover of the book, but it
may be found inside the book on
the information page concerning
the publisher. Older books, for-
eign books, and books published
privately or by a small press may
not have an ISBN number, but
they still qualify for the exemption
if the selling price is $50 or less.
Periodicals are dated and usu-
ally have an issue number. The
date may be the time period to
which the publication applies (for
example, the July 2005 issue or
the July 24, 2005 issue), or it may
be in the form of a "display until"
a certain date. The bar code is
usually printed on the front cover
or front page of the publication.
Please note that "series"
books, such as romance series or
mystery series are not periodicals,
even though they may have a
date. These items will have an
ISBN number.
Can I use the ISBN number as
the determining factor?
No. Older books, foreign
books, and books published pri-
vately or by a small press may not
have an ISBN number, but they
still qualify for the exemption if
they have a selling price of $50 or
less. Also, audio books, movies
(videos and .DVDs), greeting
cards, and some other items have
ISBN numbers, but they do not
qualify for the exemption.
Does the exemption apply to
used books or only to new books?
The exemption applies to used
books, as well as to new books.
What if a book is sold with a
taxable item (packaged together
for a single price), such as water-

color paint or bracelet, attached?
This sale is an exempt sale if
the book has an ISBN number,
and the selling price is $50 or less.
Why don't comic books or
crossword puzzle books qualify
for the exemption? They are
called "books."
Comic books, crossword puz-
zle books, and other puzzle
books that are published in issues
are periodicals, and they don't
meet the definition of "book."
Comic books and puzzle books
that have a date (i.e., the July 2005
issue or a "display until" date) are
periodicals. They do not have an
ISBN number. Please note that
some comic books and puzzle
books are "compiled" into a
book; these books are not period-
icals and they do qualify for the
exemption. They will have an
ISBN number.
Do coloring books qualify for
the exemption?
If the coloring book is "pub-
lished" (i.e., the publisher's infor-
mation is available), then it quali-
fies. Published is not the same as
printed. Newer coloring books
that are "published" will typically
have an ISBN number.
What is an ISBN Number?
ISBN stands for "International
Standard Book Number." It is an
international agency with which
publishers can voluntarily register
a publication and receive an ISBN
number for it. Bookstores and
libraries use the numbers for
book classification. Over 150
countries have national agencies
under the international umbrella.
In addition to books, ISBN num-
bers are assigned to electronic
media such as DVDs, videos and
software, greeting cards, maps,
and similar items. Periodicals are
not assigned an ISBN number.
The numbering system was
established in the 1970s; there-
fore, older books will not have an
ISBN number. Also, the system is
voluntary; therefore, small pub-
lishers or private publishers may
not register their bookss. Please
visit the agency's web site at
www.isbn-international.org for
more information.

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tion, FP&L will move their poles.
This cut-off wall will block any
water seeping through the dike and
force it to go deeper where the dike
is thicker. Then a trench filled with
porous material located in the
same general area, will carry off
any remaining seepage so the dike
will not be jeopardized. The top of
the dike is at elevation of 34 feet
* above sea level. This construction
will be at an elevation of 26 feet.
"This construction will actually
make the dike safe at a higher water
level that it was originally designed
for," said Luis Ruez, P.E. chief of the
geotechnical branch of USACE.
"The Herbert Hoover Dike is not
maintained just as a levee, it is actu-
ally maintained to the same safety
standards as any dam to "core dam
safety standards," said Jacob Davis,
project engineer. "This is a much
higher standard of maintenance
than for a levee, which is how the
dike is actually classified." The
development around the lake and
the nature of the lake and Florida's
weather make safety more impor-
tant. Currently, the Corps is check-
ing areas of the dike that have his-
torically had problems at least twice
a week, because the water levels in
the lake have been unusually high.
."We want to be able to repair
any problem areas when they are
f still small," said Mr. Ruez, "Right
now the area around Lake Harbor
O is one of those areas. Problem
areas will be checked daily at 17.5
feet, just to be careful."
"People's homes are here," said
" a Mr. Ruez, "and some of them have
lived here for almost 70 years. That
is important."


Special to the Okeechobee News/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location map showing the location of Reach One where
rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okee-
chobee will be started this fall by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers contractor.


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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Wild animal trainer
Daniel holds a baby lizard which he says he is deter-
mined to train to complete a rigorous training program.
Daniel and a group of several other boys at a summer
day camp program built a dirt road 'training course' for
the reptile during outdoor playtime at WeeCare Child
Care Center.

Glades County Round-Up

MHHS class of
1975 reunion
The class of 1975 will be
holding their 30-year reunion ad
get together the weekend of
August 19-20 in Lake Placid at
the Laza Leza Leisure Lakes Golf
and Resort on Lake June. A
casual BBQ at the resort will be
held on Saturday, Aug. 2. For
hotel reservations, you may call
(863)465-2888. Several rooms
are being held for the reunion.
Be sure to join us for a relaxing
weekend of recalhng old memo-
ries and creating new ones. For
further information call Michelle
Yates at (800) 226-1642 or (863)
465-3841 or Lori Bond at (863)
946-0811 or (863) 946-2854.

Lions Club
slates meetings
The Moore Haven Lions Club
has begun its summer schedule.
The next two meetings will-be
Tuesday, Aug. 9. Thereafter, in
September, the regular schedule
of meetings on the second and
fourth Tuesday of each month
will resume. All meetings will
have dinner and take place at
the American Legion Hall in
Moore Haven starting at 5:30
p.m. For questions, please con-
tact Kirby Sullivan at (863) 946-

Economic Council
schedules meetings
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the con-
ference room at Glades Electric
Cooperative. If you are not a
member, please contact the
EDC about joining. If you are a
member, please plan to attend
the meetings. As the Main Street
effort, and other initiatives move
forward, we will need a host of
knowledgeable volunteers to
serve on various committees
and we encourage your partici-

Flea Market to
offer free spaces
Moore Haven flea market will
re-open and will be offering
their spaces for free to sell your
stuff. For more information, call
(863) 227-6173 or (863) 946-
0037 ask for Ricardo.

Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in
Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. Call 675-1446 to
make an appointment.

Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties

who continue to need assis-
tance with such issues as roof
repair, debris removal, insur-
ance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore
work, etc. Elders in need of help
due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a spe-
cially trained outreach worker in
Clewiston (863) 983-7088 Mon-
day Friday.

Exercise classes
are available
Nobles Senior Center exer-
cise classes meet M-W-F at 9
a.m., Come and join this lively
group for better health.

School district
offers GED classes
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for adults
who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
You may register the night of the
classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

GAL program
needs volunteers
The Guardian Ad Litem
(GAL) Program needs volun-
teers to represent the best inter-
ests of abused, abandoned and
neglected children before the
court, social service agencies
and the community. No special
educational degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to
helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in
Fort Myers is required. Please
contact Kelie Hedrick at: (239)
461-4360 or (800) 269-6210 for
more information, and to
reserve your space for training.

American Legion
now having bingo
Moore Haven American
Legion Post 299 is now having
bingo, Saturday nights at 6 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal

Freshman Campus
Each student will have four
academic classes. You should pur-
chase the following for each class:
All Classes: One and one-half
inch three-ring, hard-cover binder
with inside pockets; a spiral note-
book with at least 120 pages; tab
dividers (five tab); and, white
notebook paper (not spiral).
Purchase a three-hole supply
pouch with the following supplies
to be used in all of the above class-
es: #2 pencils or a mechanical
pencil and plenty of lead; black
ink pens; colored pencils (eight-
pack minimum); glue sticks; yel-
low highlighters; small unpainted
scissors; and, small sticky notes.
Math classes: One-fourth inch
graph paper without holes (pre-
ferred); 12-inch ruler; and, scien-
tific calculator TI-34 or higher.
Optional, but very helpful for
all classes: three-hole flat punch
and 3x5 index cards.

Elementary School
Kindergarten: Two pocket fold-
ers; two boxes of eight-pack large
crayons (no markers or colored
pencils); four pencils; a small
school box for supplies; and,
blunt end scissors.
First grade: Non-rolling back
pack; 24 pencils (not chunky);
two chunky erasers; two 3x5-inch
wire bound index cards (white);
an eight-pack of crayons; (2) 24-
packs of crayons; four glue sticks;
blunt end scissors; a small supply
box; a box of tissues; a box of
plastic storage zip bags (gallon
size); a one-inch, three-ring
binder; and, a box of colored pen-
Second grade: Three pocket
folders with three holes; two
boxes of tissues; #2 pencils; two
large pencil erasers; a 24-pack of
crayons; glue; scissors; a ruler; a
pack of 150 sheets of loose-leaf
notebook wide-ruled paper; a
wide-ruled spiral notebook (non-
perforated-70 count); a zipper
pouch for pencils; a three-hole
zipper pouch for pencils, etc.; a
three-ring binder (one inch to one
and one-half inch); flashcards;
and, subtraction flashcards.
Third grade: #2 pencils; wide-
ruled notebook paper; a 24-pack
of crayons, colored pencils or
markers; erasers; one box of tis-
sues; (2) two-pocket folders; and,
multiplication flashcards.
Fourth grade: one-inch binder
with tab dividers; notebook paper
(loose leaf or notebook style); five
pocket folders; a blank cassette
tape; pencils and cap erasers; glue
sticks; colored pencils; high-
lighters; scissors; a pencil bag (not
box); plastic storage zip baggies;
and, sticky notes (3x3 size only, no

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Fifth grade: Pencils; a three-
ring binder; notebook paper;
crayons or colored pencils; one
box of tissues; erasers; and, plastic
storage zip baggies.

Elementary School
2005-2006 Lista de utensilios
Kinder: (Sra. Nipper y Sra,
Fulleda) dos caja de lapices; dos
botellas de pegamento Elmer; dos
cajas de 24 creyones; uno par de
Tijeras Fiskar; dos cuadernos de
70 paginas (uno azul y uno rojo);
dos folders con bolsillos (uno azul
y uno rojos); dos marcadores
negors Expo dry erase (gruesos);
uno caja de vasitos de papel Dixie
cups; uno botella desinpectantes
de manos y Opcional: uno caja de
Kleenex; uno caja de bolsitas plas-
ticas; uno paquete de 3x5 index
cards y uno paquete de platos'

pequenos de carton.
Primer grado: (Sra. Howard y
Sra. Snyder) dos bolsa papa
lapices de tres anillos;dos cajas de
24 creyones; uno par de Tijeras
(Fiskars); lapices de,.escribir (dos
cajas de 24); dos paquetes de 3x5
index cards (200); dos palos de
pegamento; uno botalla de pega-
mento; quatro marcadores negros
de EXPO; quarto cuadernos de
composicion negro y blanco; uno
botella de higienico de manos
(uno grande seria practice) y uno
caja de panuejos de papel.
Segundo Grado: (Sra. Johns y
Sra. Rodriguez) uno binder de 2-
inches; uno caja de lapices de col-
ores; uno paquete de notices Post-
It-Notes; uno paquete de 3x5
carjetitas blancas (index cards);
quarto folders con bolsillos (rojo,
azul, verde y anaranjado); dos
cuadernos de composicionr negro
y blanco; dos paquetes de papel
para el cuaderno- (regions
anchos); uno caja de 72 lapices;
tres cajas de 25 creyones; uno par

de Tijeras Fiskar; dos cajas de 22
marcadores de colors; uno mar-
cador resaltador amarillo; uno
botella de pegamento Elmer; dos
marcadores negros Expo dry
erase (gruesos) y uno bolsa de
dulces envuettos individualmente.
,Tres Grado: uno par de Tijeras;
uno paquete de hojas de papel
sueltas; cinco pegamentos solido
(en tubo); uno paquete de cray-
ones o lapices de colorear; uno
bolsa con cierre para guarder sus
despensa; dos marcadores de
subrayar (transparentes); dos
paquetes de tarjetas 3x5 (200 en
total); tres marcadores de borrar
en seco (marcadores Expo papa
pizarron blanco); uno paquete de
notas adhesives 3x3; dos
boligrafos (plumas) de cualquier
color; quarto folders con bolsillos
y pinzas para sostener papeles y
uno caja de panuelos. Por favor no
traigan cajas para guarder lapices
o mochilas con ruedas debido ala
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FARTHER UP: I wonder who Karl Rove is covering up for. Don't
you think it would go higher than him?

CUTE LITTLE HOUSE: There is a little law office between the
court houses which is a really beautiful building. I remember when
it was house and apparently this lawyer moved in. It should be
nominated for the most beautification award here in town that I
have been seeing around. But I really want to thank the lawyer for
making the place look so good, and beautifying our little town.

LAKE LEVEL: If you have not looked at Lake Okeechobee lately,
take a drive down to Lock 7 or Okee-Tantie. You may be amazed at
how high the water is. I remember when they built the pier at Lock
7 the snowbirds were complaining that it was too tall as the water
did not get up that high. Now the water is getting up closer to the
bottom of the pier every day. It is nearly 17 feet above sea level
which is something to think about since many areas on the south
end of the lake are only 14 or even as low as 12 feet above sea level.

CONTAMINATED SPILL: I was wondering if they have done any-
thing to block off the play area up by North Elementary where we
had that contaminated spill, since school is getting ready to start. I
am just wondering what's been done by OUA before my kids go
back to school.

PROVIDING GOOD EXAMPLES: This is in response to the caller
about the kids not speaking proper grammar. As a teacher in Okee-
chobee County I teach grammar, day in and day out. I provide good
examples for my students everyday. But the example that is set at
home is far greater than what we can teach with the simple lessons
we have at school. I wish I could make this problem disappear, but
until people care about the way their children speak there is noth-
,ing that can be done.

TAUGHT AT HOME: I am a foster parent of children at the Cen-
tral School and I have never heard any teacher or a faculty member
talk the way they say that they have. So the children must be hear-
ing this at home from their parents. Teachers don't have them 24
hours a day, so these people should put the blame where it belongs
and that is with the parents.

DON'T AGREE: I have to disagree with the county emergency
manager. The rim canal would not be able to handle the water
from a serious problem with the dike. I am afraid we would be
standing in water in town. I think we had better reassess this prob-

CHILD SUPPORT: I am wondering if anyone else is having trou-
ble getting the court to enforce child support collection? It is not fair,
to the kids when the dad just decides not to pay. The children are
the ones who have to do without. I thought the court was supposed
to protect the children and put their interests first.

SUMMER CAMP: My kids are really enjoying the Recreation
Department's summer camp. I think this is a great program and
very affordable since they give you a break based on income. I am
wondering why more parents don't take advantage of it. In years
past the summer camp would fill up with no vacancies. But last
year and this year they look like they don't have as many kids. We
have more kids all the time in this county, just look at the schools.
DITCHES: What will it take to get the cor-trad department to
clean out the ditches? Will they wait until .Wter is)&coking up on
the roadway?

All STARS: I am wondering if the ones complaining about who
was on the All Stars team are just mad because their kids weren't
chosen? Sounds like sour grapes to me.

APARTMENTS NEEDED: I wish the county commission would
do something about the housing shortage. We need some afford-
able apartments for young workers such as teachers and police.
There are other professions too such as nurses that we really need
to attract here to serve our community. But these college graduates
can't find anywhere decent to live that they can afford on the
salaries here. When you look at the base pay for teachers or
deputies, how is that person supposed to pay these high rents and
still have money for groceries and gas? These are not professions
we can do without. It hurts the whole community if we have a
shortage of teachers, nurses, police, firefighters, EMTs and other
service professions. And if we can't attract the young singles, how
can we ever attract family men and women? There is no way you
can pay rent in this town and support a family on what these peo-
ple earn.

H20 Camp: Okeechobee County Extension Office did it again
with another terrific H20 camp. My kids were telling friends from
another county about it and they were amazed. It is the best camp
program we have found and the most reasonably priced for what
you get. The kids look forward to it every year and it just seems to
get better and better.

OKEE-TANTIE: If the lake keeps rising the way it has been, they
won't have to worry about those FEMA trailers at Okee-Tantie as
they will just float away. I wonder if FEMA has any houseboats.

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Looking Back...
This family picture was taken in 1910 and is of the J. Hardy Walker, Sr. family in Basinger. Those in the photo are: back
row (left to right) Ella, J. Hardy, Jr. Nell, Alma and Evelyn. In the front row are Henry, Bessie, Edna and Charlie. This
photo also appears in the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. Do
you have an old photo to share? Email it to okeenews@okeechobee.com or bring it by the newspaper office, 107 S.W.
17th Street, Suite D, during regular office hours, Monday Friday.

Upcoming Events

Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
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) 763-3850.

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
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
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
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.
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 mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
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 Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group
that offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder
or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
'you listen to the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service
program to help women with cancer by teaching, them beauty tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R
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 infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
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
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held on
Wednesday's 5 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728
N.W.Ninth Ave. For information, please call, Irene Luck at (863) 763-
0202. The other support group is held on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive
Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, on this
group, please call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Community Event

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air
Patrol unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are
being recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligi-
ble. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the
Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education 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'Neill at the Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Community Events

Back to school collections
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their
annual school supplies drive for the needy children in our
county. They will be collecting items from now until Aug. 12.
Let's work together on this project and make sure every child
of school age has what they need to start school this year. Also,
if you child needs supplies, they can help. Proof of eligibility is
required to qualify. For information or make a. donation, call
the Mission at (863) 763-5725.

Free 10 Commandments signs
The Living Word of Faith has 10 Commandment yard signs
with stands for anyone wishing to put them in their yards. For
information, call Lee Minton (863) 357-3442 or John White at
(863) 357-2975.

Coffee Klatch cancellation
The monthly Coffee Klatch, July,21, has been cancelled due
to illness. For information, call 763-6464.

Free Hearing Loss screenings
American Hearing Center will host free hearing loss screen-
ings at American Vision and Hearing center, 3545 U.S. 441 S.,
next to Publix on July 25-29. Screenings are available for adults
18-years old and up. Appointments are required. For informa-
tion, call Betty (863) 467-5333.

Free memory loss screenings
Alzheimer's Association will host free memory loss screen-
ings at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. on July
29, Sept. 16 and Nov. 4. Appointments are required, call Donna
(800) 861-7826 for appointment. Screenings are for anyone
(any age) concerned about memory loss. The screening is
Done by a nurse or social worker from St. Mary's Memory Dis-
order Center.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale spon-
sored by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma
Phi, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in
AvonPark. Proceeds from this fundraiser are used throughout
the year for community projects. Past proceeds have been
used to purchase canned goods and blankets for the Sun
Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and
donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications
are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth
Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863)

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center,
916 W.N. Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4320.

Church hosts a "Family Fun Day"
The Okeechobee community is invited to a "Family Fun
Day" Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the
Church Fellowship Hall, 200 N.W. Second St. Be there at 10:30
for sign up and activities for thechildren. The show will begin
promptly at 11. After the show there will be a lunch for every-
one and a few door prizes for the children who sign up. All chil-
dren will receive a helium balloon or small gift. We are pleased
to announce Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist Minister and Illu-
sionist who will be performing. We have been advised the
show is terrific and that adults will love it as much as the kids.
Be sure to come out for the fun and don't forget to bring a

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on
or before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may
apply at Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For
appointments, call Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia
Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstart opens as,early as 7 a.m.
Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30 p.m.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be
closed from May 2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednes-
day, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be
open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be
open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call ahead one day
to reserve any specific equipment you may need. For informa-
tion during working hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours
the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

The Okeechobee News, Monday, July 18, 2005


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
New tractor sales business own-
ers, Tom and Diane Timmons
recently opened their branch loca-
tion of All Coast Tractors in May.
They said that they actually 'target-
ed' the Okeechobee area as, "the
area where they want to be," hav-
ing moved here from a small town
area outside Saginaw, Mich.
After being presented with the
idea about a year ago of opening a
second store location for All Coast,
which originates in Alva, Fla., the
Timmons' seized the opportunity
as their best prospect to become
their own boss.
Prior to opening, the Timmons'
found that they first had to over-
come, "a few roadblocks" before
securing a property to open their
business including obtaining a vari-
ance from the city due to some zon-
ing issues. Mr. Timmons said, "We
stayed at it to resolve the issues for
about four months because this is
where we wanted to be."
All Coast Tractors located at 701
N. Parrott Ave., sells Branson,
Mahindra and Woods tractors and
mowing equipment. They also
stock repair parts such as blades
and belts for Woods cutting equip-
ment. Mr. Timmons stated that they
can also, "access online ordering of
hard to find parts for brands sold at
All Coast Tractor and they can be
sent by drop shipment to home or
business." Continuing, Mr. Tim-
mons says that he learned to fabri-
cate steel tractor attaclmnents out of
necessity to suit small farming trac-
tors. He commented that he, "devel-
oped an understanding of what
equipment works with what horse-
power tractor", while maintaining a
20-acre pumpkin and sweet corn
farm for many years in Michigan.

All Coast Tractor owners are here to stay

S'IZz(rg Summer

Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
New business owners of All Coast Tractors, Tom and Diane Timmons targeted Okeechobee |
for their new business and have long term plans to be part of the local community.
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Coast Tractor will provide warranty work and to share ideas. Diane The Timmons' who are current-
work for Branson, Mahindra and said, "We are here to stay." ly leasing the business property stat- Okeechoees #lPlace ferDreaktsas lunch& Dineo !
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Woods equipment sold on the
premises and can also provide
repair work for any of the carried
brands which were purchased else-
where and are not covered under
Diane Timmons, who holds a
bachelor's degree in retail manage-
ment previously worked for 10
years as an event planner for Gener-
al Electric, as a business owner cre-
ating websites, also maintained
Great Lakes Web Professionals

Tlom Timmons earned a bache-
lor's degree in business manage-
ment and previously worked as a
telecommunications technician for
SBC, a phone company in Michigan
for 10 years and has also worked for
the FBI in communications working
with secured data systems and for
the U.S. Senate computer center in
Washington, D.C.
They have two grown children,
a daughter who lives and teaches in
Ft. Myers and a son who is a techni-

ed, Th ne only snort term plans mat
we have are to find a permanent
local property to buy in Okee-
The couple plans to purchase a
larger property in the near future to
operate their business in a conven-
ient location to best serve the Okee-
chobee community.
For information about business
hours or services, call (863) 467-
7500 or contact All Coast Tractors
online atwww.allcoasttractor.com

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of visitors the conference room on the west end of the third floor of the new courthouse
at the open house held on July 6. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the new
courthouse, 312 N.W. Third St., at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 20. The public Is Invited.

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3585 Hwy. 441 N.
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
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Trading Post Indoor Shops
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Free gift with any purchase

T&D Computer Parts
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4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
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405 W. S. Park Street
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Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
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413 S.W. Park St.
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419 W.S. Park Sit.
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419 W.S. Park St.
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Community Events

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation
Freedom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20
servicemen in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving
our country have requested items not only for themselves, but
they also give items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visit-
ing. We would like to invite the community to help us with this
project. For more information, contact Chairperson Myra White at
(863) 357-2975.

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By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Local angler Bill Rose added
another to his growing list of wins
when he brought 20.67 lbs. of
Okeechobee largemouths to the
scale Saturday afternoon to take
first place at the
Headturners3.com tournament at
Okee-Tantie Marina. This win
earned him $1,680.
He credited Gambler June
bugs and worms for his win.
Forty-one anglers took to the
water at safe light to compete in
this one-day, one-angler tourna-
ment that was one-leg of the
-leadturners3.com Trail. They
battled the intense heat and
rough water to pull in a total of
372.89 lbs. of fish.
Troy Olivier finished in second
place close behind Rose with
20.34 lbs.
"I started the day on top water
and then went to flipping," he
explained. Olivier took home a
$750 check for his efforts.
Third place and a check for
$500 went to Barry Tarpley for his
15.48 lb. catch.
Arnie Lane took fourth place
with 15.26 lbs. of bass to earn
Local guide and long-time
angler Larry Wright earned $225
for his fifth place win with 15.10
Mike Keener, Jr. took sixth
place with 14.96 lbs. He. took
home $125 for the win.
Lee McCracken had the big
fish of the day. It weighed in at
8.56 lbs. and earned him $420.
In addition to the normal pay-
backs, Headturners3.com had a
mystery weight award. It is a ran-
dom weight that is picked before
the tournament. The angler com-
ing closest to that weight receives
a check. This month's mystery
weight was 9.56 lbs. Local angler
Buck Durrance won the $75
check. He brought 9.42 lbs. to the
scale to capture the mystery
weight award.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Bill Rose shows the crowd two of the four fish he brought to
the scale Saturday to win the Headturners3.com tournament
at Okee-Tantie Marina. Rose's total for the day was 20.67 Ibs.

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Troy Olivier finished in second place with 20.34 lbs. of large-
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There were a total of 160 fish
caught in this tournament with
157 being released back into Lake

Headturners3.com will return
to Okee-Tantie on Aug. 7 for
another one-day, one-angler

Sports Briefs

All-Sports program
ad space available
Ads are now available in the
Okeechobee High School.
(O.H.S.) Athletic Association All-
Sports program. The deadline to
submit an ad is July 25. The cost
of. -an ad is: one-eighth page
(business card)-$50; one-fourth
page-$100; one-half page: $150
and a full page: $250. Color ads
cost the same as black and white
Your ad will appear in 300
issues to be distributed at all
home varsity football games. Pro-
ceeds directly benefit all sports at
O.H.S. Since there are other
advertising agencies offering ads
and sponsorships, keep in mind
that is your check is not made
directly to O.H.S., the money
does not go to benefit the sports
programs at the school.
To place an ad or receive infor-
mation, contact Mike Rade-
baugh, athletic director at (863)
O.C.R.A. hosts
Dixie state tourney
O.C.R.A. will host two divi-
sions of the 50th anniversary
Dixie Youth Baseball state tourna-
ment July 16-24 at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex.
The AAA division will play on
fields 3 & 4. Game times for the
Saturday and Sunday games are 1
p.m., 3,p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Majors division will/ play on
fields 1 & 2 at the same.times.
.Business/restaurant owners are
advised that there will be 512
players and coaches, as well as
parents and fans in to\\ n for this
week of baseball. Admission is:
d._ji, pass-$5; weekly. pass-$20;
kids 12 and under admitted free.
Pop Warner football
sign-up extended
Sign-ups for the Pop Warner
football league, sponsoredby the
NFL, and cheerleading program
will take place on July 23. and July
30 at Teen Town from' 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. each day. '
Parents must provide copies
of the child's birth certificate,
their most recent report card and
a current physical at registration.
The cost of registration will be
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482,
Albion Crowellat (863) 697-2576
or Sonya Washington at (863)
634-3482 or (863) 697-2576.
Pop Warner football is not
associated with the OCRA foot-,
ball program.
Baptist church
hosts sports camp
The First Baptist Church, 310
S.W. Fifth Ave., will host a sports
camp for children from Monday,
July 18, through Thursday, July
The camp time will be from 6

until 8:30 p.m. each day.
Children entering grades one
through six are invited. There will
be games, drama, music, sports,
snacks and Bible stories.
For information, call (863)
467-7625. .,
O.H.S. volleyball
tryouts scheduled
Volleyball tryouts for Okee-
chobee High School (O.H.S.) are
scheduled for Aug. 1 and 2 in the
O.H.S. gym. There will be two
* sessions each day, the first will be
8 until 10 a.m. and the second
will be 3 until 5 p.m. You must
turn in a physical and a parent
consent form in order to partici-
pate. These forms are available in
the school office weekdays
between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The
tryouts are for varsity and junior
varsity, though all incoming fresh-
men are encouraged to attend. In
the event any freshman is not
selected to one of these teams,
they will be asked to report back,
on Monday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.
until 11 a.m. for the first official
freshman team practice. If you
have any questions please con-
tact Coach May at 634-5836.
Brahman golf.
team seeks players
With school less than a month
away, the Brahman golf team
would like to invite potential play-
ers to join the team. No experi-
ence is necessary. We will train
you. If you do not have access to
a set of clubs, the team will find
one for you. There will be both a
girls' and boys' team this year.
Practice will begin on Aug. 10. In
order to participate you must
have a current physical and be a
part of the Brahman sports fami-
ly. Join the golf team. For infor-
mation contact coach Mark Ward
at. 634-1722.
Pop Warner to
meet NFL players
The Pop Warner Chobee Little
Brahmans will provide team
members with the opportunity to
meet 13 NFL players at Suncoast
High School football camp on
July 23. This camp will be spon-
sored by the NFL players. This
opportunity will be free to Okee-
chobee Pop Warner players to
make up for their disappointment
in not meeting an NFL player at
their recent camp in Okee-
chobee. Any player signed up for
the Pop Warner league is invited
to attend. For information contact
James Shockley, co-president at
(863) 634-3482 or Albion Cor-
well, co-president at (863) 697-
Chobee Bulls
plans fundraiser
The Chobee Bulls football pro-
gram will host a car wash on July
23 at the Handy Store on the cor-
ner of Wolff Road and Hwy 441

South starting at 9 a.m. until the
last car is washed. All proceeds
will help support the Chobee
Bulls football program. Dona-
tions will gladly be accepted.
Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning ses-
sions have begun at Okeechobee
High School for the Brahman
football team.
The sessions will be from 4
until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays
throughout the summer. Anyone
intending to try out for the foot-
ball team in the fall should attend
these conditioning sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-
5050 and leave a message and an
assistant coach will return the
OCRA football
sign-ups planned
The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreation Association (OCRA)
will hold their fall football sign-
ups Aug. 6, 13 and 20 from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at Teen Town, 305
N.W. Second St.
Parents or guardians are
required to accompany athletes.
A copy of the athlete's birth cer-
tificate will also be required at
OCRA football.is not associat-
ed with Pop Warner football.
The regular OCRA monthly
,meeting will take place July 7 at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. The pub-
lic is invited.
YMS to keep
gymnasium open
YMS will be offering open
gyms this summer.
On July 18, 20 and 22, they
gym will be open for girls volley-
ball from 3 until 5 p.m.; and, boys
basketball from 5 until 8 p.m.
There will also be an open
gym on July 18 for girls' .basket-
ball from 1 until 3 p.m.
All students who are trying out
for teams next year or who partic-
ipate during open gyms need to
turn in a new physical.
For information contact YMS
at (863) 462-5056.
Team Trail
slate announced
The remaining tournament
dates for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail bass tournaments are Aug.7,
Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be male at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 15,
through Thursday, July 21, are as
Theatre I "War of the Worlds"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10
Theatre II "Fantastic Four"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross -
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer:as an American Red
Cross Instructor and Jath others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to
find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are spe-
cially trained and certified.to inves-
tigate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out
inspections of facilities. Licensed
social workers, pharmacists, elder
law attorneys, physicians, nurses
and others with a sincere interest
in the elderly are urged to apply.
Call Linda Slattery at (772) 595-
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter
cats and dogs are: female cat $15;
male cat $10; female dog $25;
and male dog $25. Applications
may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.
Vaccine for

rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec. 10-
111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once year by a licensed veterinar-
ian against rabies with a. United
States Government approved vac-
cine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control facili-
ty with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.


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DALMATION "Lucky". Male,
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RentWay Family!
Representative /
Delivery Technician
Apply in person at
408 E.N. Park St.
Okeechobee, FL
(across from McDonald's)
Ask for Andy
or Fax Resume to
(863) 357-2488 or email
We proactively promote
inclusion in our workplace
and are an equal
opportunity employer.
To learn more about us
visit www.rentway.com
High School Diploma &
Valid Drivers License required.
Good Driving record a must.
Call (863)467-1200
Ask for aados or Jeneane.
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w/clean license, will train
right person. (772)464-2582
Crew Leaders & Helpers
Wanted. Sub-Contractor
(Tools & Vehicle Required),
or direct employment.
No experience required. Will
train. Good pay & benefits.
Call Billy @ (863)763-6255
*Cooks- Full Time Exp. Only
*Dishwasher- Full time
Apply in person after 11:00am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL
All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
Do not call after 3:30 RM.
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Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.

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

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

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Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.,.
Apilv l Sylirenr fei i,
Office Manager, exp'd in con-
struction industry, Mail re-
sume to 3157 Hwy 441 N,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. No
Phone Calls, No Walk Ins.
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The classified ads

Hazemat& Tanker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617

We are now accepting
applications for Fuel
person and night shift
Wrecker Driver
position. Training will
be provided for
responsible people..
We offer good pay,
rewarding work,.
benefits and a
substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FI. Turnpike
Super Cuts is looking for Sty-
list in various locations. Join
a great team and get further
training, exp. and get paid.
$200 Sign On Bonus
Free shears, continuing
education. Clippers and
tools provided. Student loan
reimbursement plan. 401 K,
stock options, dental and
health ins. paid. vacation.
promotion possibilities.
Call today 1-888-888-7778
ext 1548.
Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street

Part Time for
Vegas Style Shows
No Nudity
Must be willing to travel
Florida on weekends
Call Big Lake Productions
onny or Debbie
Palm Beach Post
Newspaper careers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.

P/T Position avail. Computer
exp. a must & must be able
to work weekends.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
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Babysitting 4105
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-357-6018 (Office)
772-215-2728 (Cell)
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Grounds Maintenance Personnel.
Experience helpful but NOT necessary.
Apply at Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club, 405 NE 131st Lane.

Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street,

Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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Call( 863)763-4149

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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
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crabfts/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/Ughts 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
rickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best offer.
Dining Room Table, 2 Pedes-
tals, leaf, 4 chairs, Good
condition. Beautiful Piece.
$200. (302)492-3488
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate..
Lots of goodies, Must see.
of Antique furniture.
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
VANITY, Antlique, Tri-Fold.
$200 or best offer.

DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
good, $150.

FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
$250. (863)452-5490

DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrig below,
$1700 for all will sep.
(863)634-6446. .
Works, good condition.
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate

Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate

lequin $14 for all.

For mobile home. 4 risers.
$250 or best offer.
w/frame and hardware. $40.
PLYWOOD, 5 Ig. pcs., multiple
smaller pieces, $30 neg.
(863)447-0002 .

CLOTHES 0-15months.,
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. (863)357-7136

ROSENTHAL- 8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233

GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)697-8319
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.

Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
HO TRAIN SET, 10, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
. car theme, 100+ cars, $600
neg. (863)675-3394
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848


lection, 1700+ Cards. $1500
or best offer. (863)610-1082

COMPUTER, HP Flat Screen,
Brand new w/desk. $350.
Must sell! (863)697-2813
XR 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.

BED, Queen, Complete w/mat-
tress, box springs & frame.
Good condition. $60,
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/ mattress $300
BEDROOM SET, Full or Queen
(Adjustable) w/Lg. chest, dbl.
dresser w/dbl. mirrors, night
stand. $1500 (863)824-8703
Headboard, Dresser, Mirror,
2 side tables & hutch. $500
American, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
17th St.
person high top) w/matching
utch & 4 chairs. $500
DINING SET- Walnut table
with 2 extra leafs & table
3ads, 6 chairs, Buffet &
utch $325. or best offer.
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50.
$75 or best offer.
full size, wood frame & bed-
ding, $250. (863)357-2988
chairs, $200. Call
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
king size, $325.
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
TABLE, Palm Tree Design.
Round, Wrought Iron. Includes
2 matching chairs. $100.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
TV CABINET, Oak. Also holds
VCR or.DVD Player. $100..
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exe. cond.,
good batt/charger $1599.
Complete rebuilt engine &
clutches. Clean. Good cond.
$2200. (863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.

AR-15, standard stock, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
ger $800 863-634-9494

Teeter Rotation Hang Up Ta-
ble: For proper body align-
ment. Never used. New!
$250. neg. (863)467-8548

$250 firm for 2. Call
es, Ionize aluminum. Table &
bar fiberglass. $175. neg
WICKER SET -2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25

runs good, with charger,
$350 (863)763-6630.
SCOOTER Space Saver, 3
wheel, good condition $650

Lightweight, $95
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620 S Parrott Ave.
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
$800. Will separate.
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793

DULCIMER, Wooden, Hand-
crafted. Like new. Includes
case. Must sell! $275. or
best offer. (863)467-8548
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.

OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.

ALPACKA--$500 or trade ',
'(863)673-1567 I
Male, no paers. $200.
$50 (863)983-7702
cludes large cage $300.
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
Males. Shots/Wormed. $350.
Ready August 6th. Adorable.
$35. (863)763-7779
Female; Very tame. $300 or
bestoffer. (863)228-7230 ,
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 yr old fe-
male. Greats kid. $200. or
best offer
LLAMA -$500ortrade
male, Great pet. Very lovable
w/large cage & access. $1800
neg. (863)228-7230

HOT TUB, Command, works
good, 5 people, $1000 or
best offer. (863)647-0959
JACUZZI, 8x8 6 Person. Good
condition w/ cover. $1000
or best offer 863-634-5943
above ground pool, $125 or
best offer. (863)946-1794

CD/MP3 PLAYER, Alpine,
w/XM Satellite Radio tuner &
Antenna, $300.
5 Disk, CD Changer. 2 Tower
& 2 small speakers Good
cond $400 neg 863-634-6737
new in box & Alpine Equaliz-
er, new in box, $225 will sell
sep. (863)763-9756
Sony, 100 country cassettes
$50 (863)697-2033

Samsung 27", & Advent 27",
$485. Will sep. Call for de-
tails. Okee 305-304-4538
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $100 or best offer.
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut
grain, $75. (863)357-8788

2400 PSI, 51/ h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074

X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con-
troller, 3 mo old. $175.

Vacuum with Shampooer,
Rainbow, hypoallergenic,
new $2300, asking $500,
600 NW 17th St.

US Coins & Currency
collections. Please call
UNOPENED surplus diabetic
test strips, etc.


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products B 10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
ULivestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
(863)675-4098 "
HORSE TRAILER- 2 horse, all
aluminum, good tires, extra
tall, new floor, needs paint.
$2500 neg (561)719-3641.
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1500 (863)634-7801
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707
12 yrs old, Experienced rid-
er. $1500. (863)634-7769.
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.

TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu. yd.
Loaded on your truck or
can arrange hauling
@ your expense. 3 mIs. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
@ (561)721-5770

EDGER, MCLANE, 3 hp., 4
wheel, B & S Engine w/2extra
blades. Only 10 hours, like
new. $175 (863)983-4397
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
trailer $5000(863)467-8250
LAWN MOWER Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/ Weedeater. $400
psi's whose & wand. $250.
2200 PSI, Honda Engine, .:5.0
hp., New power head. Asking
$300. (863)467-7404
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999

44" cut, sun top, bumper &
extras. Pd $3000 asking
$1400 (863)763-8449
Snapper, 18hp vanguard, j-
stick steering, 2yrs, warran-
ty, .l-radios, used 1 season,
new set of blades, New
$4,500. Asking $3,000.

nessee, black & white, make
great pets or lawnmowers,
150. (863)675-4098
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
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

OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752

2 adjacent lots, 6 acres
each. $1000 mo each lot
Call (561)236-8708

BR/bath, full use of home,
satellite TV, cleaning service,
all util incld. $500/mo.
(863)467-6577 9-5 M-F or
(863)357-1426 eve/week-
or Female, No children,No
Pets, $400 mo. inclds every-
thing (863)228-3887

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 105
Farms Sale 102
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 10375
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

By Owner: nice 3BR/2BA CBS
Home, w/fenced yard, back
screened porch & new addi-
tion, located in Better Acres,
$175,000. (863)467-6365
We will buy your house or
take over payments. Please
call cell # (561)301-5055

OKECHOBEE- 1.25 acres in
the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Buy now, prices are going up!!
$31,000 (561)262-6884

1 mi of River frontage 1/4 mi
creek frontage Exc Deer &
Turkey hunting approx 150
ac. approved pasture & 150
ac. timber Contact Trey
Faulk (334)898-7187

Mobile Homes

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Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale .021

Clean: 1 BR, 1 BA,
Water view w/boat slip.
Non smoking env. No pets.
$900 mo. + $300 sec. dep.
6 mo lease. (863)763-4638

Mobile Home, Singlewide,
'93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must
be moved, asking $2800.
New DWMH 4 rent or sale.
Large 3bd/2ba. 4 Seasons
screen patio, carport, Call
OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
120K 863-467-4449
2BA, New Roof on 2 lots.
$100,000,000. or best offer.

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Boats r00s
Campers RVs (,0'1i
Jet Skiis 3,)',
Marine Accessories 0230
Marine Miscellaneous :'025
Motorcycles 3u0u
Spoit Vehicles ATVs 3035.

BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
9.9 Johnson nds minor carb
work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-6210
-0N BOAT- New Wide Lund
14ft, with trailer, $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
Trailer, '2005 Mercury 60 HP
4 stroke motor. $9995.

Itasca Winnebago, '84, 271/2
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-2480 2
RV-'90, Prowler, 25', 5th
Wheeler. Great shape, Clean
$4000. (863)697-2043
RV'S (2) one w/ screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
For more information call
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.

MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or best
offer. (863)983-2255
PROPELLER, Stick, For Air
Boat, 72x48,

TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.

BOAT TRAILER- 16' Single ax-
le, Heavy galvanized. $400.
(302)678-1819 Call before

DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki KX100,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or best offer.
good condition, $600 or
best offer. (772)418-5671
rode twice. $475
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.
black, $2500.

GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
GO CART, 2 seater, 5hp
Briggs & Stratton mtr, roll
cage & pads, $250 or best
offer. (863)675-2236 Iv msg
SUZUKI 50- 4 Wheeler, Runs
good. $700.(863)467-6901
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $350.
863)357-1960 or


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 44rj
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 406(
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

white, 4dr, leather, clean,
$2500 (863)674-0898.
needs work. $300.
Small amount of damage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white, $1000 or best offer
FORD ESCORT- '91, Runs
Great $500.(863)302-1818
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633
EQUIPMENT- complete,
franchise also available,
$1500 (863)557-6300.

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OLDS CUTLASS, '77, V8, red,
2 door, w/hardtop, exc.
cond. in & out, runs great,
$3000. (863)675-3774
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
$8000, some warranty left,
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & a/c.
$550 (863)674-0825
Sports car or collector, one
owner, gold on black, 305
V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
85k mi., $7000.

Toyota Camry LE, '93, dark
green ext. w/beige cloth int.,
181k hwy. mi., exc. cond.
$2195. (863)467-2982
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm

trans. $500. (863)634-0305

4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
er purchased new truck. Must
sell. $1300 (863)381-0432

CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 6'/2 ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
$375. (772)519-3979
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
FORD BRONCO- '79, for parts
only. $300. (863)763-5147
FORD RANGER- '98, Wrecked,
Hit on the drivers front side.
No damage to motor, Low
mi. $1000. 863-634-2077
For parts, no title $250
TIRES (4) Bart Wheels,
14x15, 8 lug w/36" Swam-
pers. $600. (863)528-1894

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TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.
bo, 200R4, w/GM converter,
$200 or best offer.

CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
pickup, $50.
CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good AC, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
TOOL BOX- 5' inside dimen-
sion, heavy duty, for pickup.
$40. (863)675-8760.

ISbi Not -ice

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Land Planning Agency of the
City of Okeechobee, Florida on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 6:45 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The item of
consideration at this meeting is:
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-009-SSA submitted by property
owner Mr. Haynes E. and Mrs. Susan Williams. The application is to change the
Future Land Use designation from Residential Single Family to Commercial for
property located at 408 Northeast 3rd StreeL Legal description being Lot 3 and
the West 10 feet of Lot 2 of Block 144, Okeechobee, according to the Plat there-
of recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da and is approximately .20 acress. The proposed use of the property is for a
Real Estate.Brokerage on the first floor and a two bedroom apartment on the sec-
ond floor.
* The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments to the Land Development
Regulations (LDR's).
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina. Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation board. All items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
public hearing Tuesday, August 2, 2005.
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ered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole purpose of back-up
. for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and florida Statute
286,26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook, no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamlotea, CMC, City Clerk
67340 ON 7/8,18/05

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NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of Adjustment of the
City of Okeechobee, Florida on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of
consideration at this meeting are:
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION request to allow
four (4) sixty foot high concrete silos to be constructed in which Section 90-343
of the City Code requires that a Special Exception to be obtained for any structure
exceeding 45 feet in height being built on a site zoned Industrial. Okeechobee
Commerce Center, LLC is the property owner and Entegra Roof Tile Corporation
is the applicant. The subject property are Lots 7, 8, 9 and the South 40 feet of
Lot 6 of the Commerce Center, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 7, Pages 10-14, Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and is ap-
proximately 10.92 acres.
Petition 05-001-SE
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE requesting to allow for a Sin-
gle Family Residence to be developed. The property does not meet the 10,000
square foot minimum lot area, it is approximately 500 square feet short. Mr.
Robert and Mrs. Joyce Quann are the property owners and applicants. The sub-
ject property is located at Southwest 18th Street, Lots 7 and 8 of Block 20,
Woodland Park, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page
28, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately .211
Petition 05-002-V
A copy of the entire petition and agenda are available in the General Services Office,
Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustment with respect to any matter considered at this-hearing will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the
record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
General Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no
later han two (2 working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218
for assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Nelay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TDDOO) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
67329 ON 7/8,18/05

Utility Trailer, 7 ton, 16 ft., GI
Hitch, new tires, metal floor,
$1200. (863)697-2076 aft 5

Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
$2400. (863)673-2465

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NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Land Planning Agency of the
Cily of Okeechobee, Florida on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall. 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of
consideration at this meeting are:
" Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 05-006-R
submitted by property owners Mr. Haynes E and Mrs. Susan Williams. The ap-
plication is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family-One
(RSF-1) to Light Commercial (CLT) for property located at 408 Northeast 3rd
Ireet. Legal description being Lot 3 and the West 10 feel of Lot 2 of Block 144
according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately .20 acre(s)
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 05-007-R
submitted by property owners Mr. William and Mrs Catherine Fagan. The appli-
cation is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family (RSP
to Residential Multiple-Family (RMF) for vacant property located East of Highway
441 (Parrott Avenue) on Northeast 10th Street. Legal description being Lots 21
and 22 of Block 31, Okeechobee, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plal
Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approxi-
mately .34 acre(s).
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 ht City Hall or by calling Katnrna Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation board. All items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
public hearing Tuesday, August 16, 2005.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Land Planning Agency with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole purpose of back-up
for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook, no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD 1 -800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
67345 ON 7/8,18/05

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Community Events

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of
a few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the
council. Governor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with
terms of two or four years. The council meets monthly to dis-
cuss programs and needs of the children in the community.
Once a year, agencies request funds through a grant process.
Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as their own
and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should
contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000,
ext. 255.

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part
of their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a
group of trained volunteers who respond to local disasters
such as structure fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local citizens in a time of disaster,
please contact Andy or Candace at the American Red Cross -
Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of
the church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of
operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until noon. ,iar

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, Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. We are also looking for a volunteer to become the direc-
tor 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 execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexi-
ble. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive
for Okeechobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee
during their annual foster care picnic just before school starts.
The children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored
pencils, crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction
paper, folders, binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks,
glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For
information on becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Fos-
ter Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may
be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meetings
during April, May and July. The meetings will, be held in room
303 of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W.
Second Ave. For information on the school supply drive or the
council's meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in
conjunction with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing
plans for a concert series. Information on the bands and artists
will be announced at a later date. To volunteer your help at any
of these events, call the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of
historical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs
with a picture of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the
Chamber of Commerce. They also have a small booklet enti-
tled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee" which sells for $4.

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Know watt's right and wrong in using generators

By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
With seven to nine hurricanes
predicted for the current season
including two or three that
may hit the U.S. sales of
portable generators are rising
fast, and so are the safety con-
cerns about using them. Already
this year, one death has been
blamed on Hurricane Dennis due
to carbon monoxide poisoning
from a generator.
University of Florida Exten-
sion safety experts say common
mistakes include operating gen-
erators in closed spaces without
proper ventilation, overloading
them with too many appliances
and plugging or wiring them
directly into house electrical sys-
"First, if you're going to buy a
generator, don't wait until the
last minute," said, a Lake County
Extension agent Julie England.
"Buying before demand peaks
will save money." Before you
buy, determine your power
needs. England said some peo-
ple think a generator will provide
enough power to run everything
in the house. However, an aver-
age household needs 3,000 to
5,000 watts to provide enough
energy for basic needs such as
lighting, cooking, refrigeration
and pumping water.
First calculate the wattage
needed for additional appliances
that are essential for day-to-day
living, such as refrigerators and
lighting. Most generators in this
wattage range sell for $400 to
$700. Next add up the watts
needed to run those appliances
that would be nice when power
is off, but not necessary. Then
begin the search for the right
combination of power and price
to fit your needs and desires.
"When you determine how
many watts of generating capaci-
ty you will need, calculate run-
nihg, watts and starting watts,"
England said. "Starting watts are
the extra power needed to start
the appliance, and they are usu-
ally at least, twice the amount
needed to operate the appliance.
Add the running and starting

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watts to get the total wattage that
will be needed. Overloading your
generator can damage the appli-
ances and generator."
England said it's important to
start the generator without the
appliances plugged in. After get-
ting the generator up and run-.
ning, start by plugging in the
most necessary appliance and
the one that consumes the high-
est wattage. Add other appli-
ances one at time, allowing the
generator to stabilize as each one
is added. Stay under the wattage
rating, and do not operate the
generator at maximum wattage
for more than 30 minutes.
"Never plug a generator into a
household outlet," England said.
"This may cause a problem
known as back feeding, sending
a surge of power through the
lines that can injure or kill power
workers or your neighbors.
When your electric utility
restores the power, the resulting
power could damage your gener-
She said the only way to hook
up a generator to house wiring is
with a transfer switch installed by
a licensed electrician. This will
require a permit from the local
electric utility provider. Okee-
chobee Extension Director Pat
Miller recently had one installed
at his home, and it cost several
thousand dollars for the parts
labor and the inspection.
UF/IFAS Extension Specialist
Carol Lehtola, a safety expert in
Gainesville, says portable genera-
tors should be operated in a safe,
secure, well-ventilated place.
"Generators give off dangerous
carbon monoxide (CO) gas that
cannot be seen or smelled. Do
not place generators near doors,
windows, ventilation intakes or
any other place that lets gas into
your home."
Generators should be placed
more than five feet from build-
ings or anything that might catch

UF/IFAS photo/Josh Wickham
Julie England, Lake County extension agent with the Univer-
sity of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
checks a portable electric generator at a retailer in Ocala.
She said a generator should not be plugged or wired direct-
ly into a home electrical system unless there is a transfer
switch installed by a licensed electrician.

fire. Protect the generator from
rain by. placing it under a roof or
canopy. Avoid placing it near
windows that will be open or in
corners of the home that have lit-
tle air movement. Keep children
away from the generator, and
keep it out of view to prevent
theft. Be courteous to your
neighbors a generator can be
'very noisy, so try to place it in an
area that's as far away from other
homes as possible.
Lehtola said, it's important to
read the owner's manual before
starting the generator for the first
time. "Don't wait until you need
the generator before using it.
Start your generator every month
to help maintain the engine and
recharge the battery if it has one.
If you wait until there is a power
failure to start the generator, it
may not start or run properly."
Use the manufacturer's rec-
ommended fuel and oil. Never
refuel the generator when it is
running, and allow it to cool
down before adding fuel.
Improper fueling can lead to fire
or explosion. Don't store fuel
inside the living area of your
home, and only store it in

approved containers. Estimate
your fuel and oil needs in case of
emergency. Most generators use
about one- half to three-quarters
of a gallon per hour (12 to 18 gal-
lons per day). And have several
quarts of engine oil on hand as
part of your hurricane supplies.
Lehtola said there are also
15,000-watt generators that can
provide back-up power for small
homes. Some use diesel fuel,
while others operate on LP bottle
gas. These stand-by units, which
automatically start when there is
a power failure, are usually wired
directly into the house electrical
system. Local utilities require a
permit to install and operate this
type of system.
I've. placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on the safe use of portable gener-
ators, please email us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us at
(863) 763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 Hwy
98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from I until 5
p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.

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