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Okeechob.ee News

Vol. 96 No. 214 Tuesday, August 2, 2005 50N Plus tax

In Brief
Public invited
to dedication
The public is invited to attend
a dedication of the new mural of
the city logo that was painted on
the north wall of the municipal
building at 55 S.E. Third Ave.
The dedication will take
place today at 5 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Mayor James Kirk and the
elected city officials will be pres-
The eastbound lane of traffic
closest to the building will be
blocked off by city police during
the 10 to 15 minute dedication.

Heat causes
health problems
The heat has been hovering
at the 90-degree-plus mark and
the heat index is reportedly at
110, which can lead to illness
for those who don't pay heed to
the warning signs of heat-relat-
ed maladies.
"We have treated 66 percent
more heat victims in the past
two weeks," said Hendry
Regional Medical Center Direc-
tor of Marketing Rodney Larson.
According to the Center for
Disease Control (CDC), expo-
sure to excessive heat (10
degrees higher than the normal
average) and working outdoors
in higher temperatures than
you are used to can make you
sick. Heat stroke, left untreated
can cause death and heat
exhaustion can left untreated
can lead to heat stroke. If you
get heat cramps, you'll have to
stop what you're trying so hard
to get done while you take
steps to relieve the symptoms.
Page 2
Marino now ready
for memory lane
MIAMI As a player, Dan
Marino never was much for dis-
cussing the past.
No. 13 always regarded con-
versation about his record-
breaking games and seasons as
a distraction from the games
and seasons to come. Reflec-
tion could wait.
Now, five years into retire-
ment, Marino is ready to remi-
nisce. This weekend will be all
about memories and achieve-
ments as Marino enters the Pro
Football Hall of Fame along
with Steve Young, Benny Fried-
man and Fritz Pollard.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 337
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.22 feet

Lake level
Last Year: p
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Food pantry: Feeding those in need

Okeechobee,News/Audrey Blackwell
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church operates a food pantry three times a week in a
building behind the sanctuary at 312 N. Parrott Ave. Pantry operators are: (from left)
Dick Dutton, interim director; Carol Dor, former director; Sherri Ritter, and Reverend
Sally Bull.

Food bank needs your donations

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Perhaps-one of the most pro-
found ways human beings can
help each other is to provide food
for sustenance.
In Okeechobee, several
groups and churches help those
in need through systematic and
planned giving. For example,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Okeechobee and St. Teresa of the
Child Jesus in Buckhead Ridge
each run a food bank with dona-
tions coming in from their parish-
ioners. In both cases, parish-
ioners give money and/or
nonperishable food and grocery
items. Items go to any who come
to them for help, whether or not
they are parishioners.
Father Esteban Soy said that
St. Teresa Church helps on aver-
age 100 people through their
food program.
"Every Saturday, the boxes
are ready for the people who reg-
istered to pick up," he said. The
only requirement for receiving
the food is being a resident of
Glades County.
"The food is delivered to us by
the Food Bank in Fort Myers," he
Some of the people receiving

help give a donation, and parish-
ioners also contribute funds to
help pay the Food Bank and keep
the program that serves several
counties going.
Jack Cabansay, secretary at
Sacred Heart, said they give food
to as few as three people a
month to as many as 400.
"We do it all ourselves, with-
out government help. We give
food and clothing," he said.
Hours of operation are Mon-
day and Friday, from 9 a.m. until
noon. Guidelines include asking
for help once every three months
and signing up on a list. One bas-
ket containing four plastic bags
of food and clothing can take
care of seven people, according
to Mr. Cabansay.
The Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian Church operates a food
pantry with donations from
parishioners, other churches,
community groups and individu-
als. They also lend a helping
hand to any in need, whether or
not they attend the church. Their
hours of operation are Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 9
a.m. until noon. The pantry is
located behind the church sanc-
"Several other churches
cooperate with us through the

commodities program," said
Dick Dutton, interim director of
the Presbyterian Church's pantry.
He said they connect with the
Big Lake Mission, which serves
some 5,000 meals a year to the
homeless, one meal a day.
"They are probably the only
one that serves to the homeless,"
he said.
Food also comes in from the
Treasure Coast Food Bank in Ft.
Pierce part of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture's commodi-
ties program local donations,
a spring postal collection, the
Food For Families drive coordi-
nated by Raulerson Hospital that
local civic organizations and
schools and churches donate to,
and the bi-yearly St. Vincent de
Paul-Miami sugar donation pro-
gram through the American
Legion. In 2004, the local Senior
Services program donated baby
In addition, the Central Florida
Presbytery has provided the
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church some fairly large grants
because of the hurricanes,
according to Reverend Sally Bull.
"We have received large gifts
from other Presbyterian church-
See Pantry Page 2

School board

to continue


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
After talking for three hours'
on Saturday, the Okeechobee
County School Board and teach-
ers' union representatives failed
to reach an agreement on new
The big hold up was the
salary schedules for teachers and
classified or non-instructional
Teachers and classified work-
ers including bus drivers and
administrative personnel are
covered under separate con-
tracts. Both contracts are being
negotiated simultaneously.
Late Friday afternoon the

school board offered a salary
proposal that had a starting
teacher salary of $31,500 with a
top salary of $52,506.
Union officials said they
wanted time to consider the
On Saturday, the school
board offered their pay schedule
for classified workers. Again,
union officials said they needed
time to examine the offer. They
declined to accept the teacher
pay schedule before accepting
the classified pay schedule.
However, all of the language
issues involving the teacher con-
tract have been resolved.
See Talks Page 2

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
This evening's meeting of the
Okeechobee County School
Board will be highlighted by
retirement recognition, a public
hearing on the proposed budget
and a presentation of school
improvement plans.
Rose Kendall, data processor
at North Elementary School, will
be honored upon her retirement
as will Karen Evans, migrant Pre-
K teacher at North Elementary

The board will also conduct
the first of two scheduled pubic
hearings on the proposed budg-
et for the coming fiscal year. The
proposed milage rate is 7.955,
which is lower than the this
year's 8.256. However, the budg-
-.et will increase because of
increased property taxes in the
I One mil equals $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed property
See Budget Page 2

South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth -given in
feet above sea level.)

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Playing it safe
Eleventh grade section leader Thea Tunac kept her
umbrella with her to ward off the sun's rays at the annu-
al Brahman band camp taking place for the next two
weeks at the high school.

School board

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News Briefs

River panel
meets Aug. 6
mee River Valley Advisory Commit-
tee will meet Saturday, Aug. 6, from
10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger
Community Center located on the
corner of U.S. 98 and Micco Bluff
Road just east of the Kissimmee
River bridge.
The purpose of meeting is to
provide an opportunity for South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) staff to meet communi-
ty members that are interested in
using the restored Kissimmee River
Valley region for public use and
For information, call Kelli Stick-
rath at (863) 447-1998.

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High temperatures create health problems

By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the Okeechobee News
The heat has been hovering at
the 90-degree-plus mark and the
heat index is reportedly at 110,
which can lead to illness for those
who don't pay heed to the warn-
ing signs of heat-related maladies.
"We have treated 66 percent
more heat victims in the past two
weeks," said Hendry Regional
Medical Center Director of Mar-
keting Rodney Larson.
According to the Center for
Disease Control (CDC), exposure
to excessive heat (10 degrees
higher than the normal average)
and working outdoors in higher
temperatures than you are used
to can make you sick. Heat stroke,
left untreated can cause death
and heat exhaustion can left
untreated can lead to heat stroke.
If you get heat cramps, you'll have
to stop what you're trying so hard
to get done while you take steps
to relieve the symptoms.
To avoid these problems wear
loose, lightweight, light-colored
clothes. Also, wear a broad-
brimmed hat, work early in the
morning or early in the evening.
Drink two to four glasses of water
every hour. Take it slow and stop
periodically to rest and cool off.
Listen to your body. Be aware
of. the following symptoms and

know what to do if you experi-
ence one or all of them.
Warning signs of,heat stroke
vary but may include the follow-
An extremely high body tem-
perature (above 103 degrees
Fahrenheit (F), orally)
*Red, hot and dry skin (no
*Rapid, strong pulse
*Throbbing headache
Heat stroke occurs when the
body is unable to regulate its tem-
perature. The body's temperature
rises rapidly, the sweating mecha-
nism fails and the body is unable
to cool down. Body temperature
may rise to 106 degrees F or high-
er within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat
stroke can cause death or perma-
nent disability if emergency treat-
ment is not provided.
If you see any of these signs,
have someone call for immediate
medical assistance while you
begin cooling the victim. Do the
*Get the victim to a shady
eCool the victim rapidly using
whatever methods you can. For
example, immerse the victim in a

tub of cool water; place the per-
son in a cool shower; spray the
victim with cool water from a gar-
den hose; sponge the person with
cool water; or if the humidity is
low, wrap the victim in a cool, wet
sheet and fan him or her vigor-
*Monitor body temperature,
and continue cooling efforts until
the body temperature drops to
101-102 degrees F.
*If emergency medical per-
sonnel are delayed, call the hospi-
tal emergency room for further
*Do not give the victim fluids
to drink.
*Get medical assistance as
soon as possible.
Sometimes a victim's muscles
will begin trembling uncontrol-
lably as a result of heat stroke. If
this happens, keep the victim
from injuring himself, but do not
place any object in the mouth and
do not give fluids. If there is vomit-
ing, make sure the airway
remains open by turning the vic-
tim on his or her side.
Heat exhaustion is a milder
form of heat-related illness that
can develop after several days of
exposure to high temperatures
and inadequate or unbalanced
replacement of fluids. It is the
body's response to losing too
much of the water and salt con-

trained in sweat.
*Heavy sweating
eMuscle cramps
*Nausea or vomiting
The skin may be cool and
moist. The victim's pulse rate will
be fast and weak, and breathing
will be fast and shallow. If heat
exhaustion is untreated, it may
progress to heat stroke.
Seek medical attention imme-
diately if any of the following
symptoms are severe; or,
othe victim has heart prob-
lems or high blood pressure.
Otherwise, help the victim to
cool off, and seek medical atten-
tion if symptoms worsen or last
longer than 1 hour.
Cooling measures that may be
effective include the following:
*Cool, nonalcoholic bever-
ages, as directed by your physi-
oCool shower, bath, or sponge
oAn air-conditioned environ-

*Lightweight clothing
Heat cramps usually affect
people who sweat a lot during
strenuous activity. This sweating
depletes the body's salt and mois-
ture. The low salt level in the mus-
cles causes painful cramps. Heat
cramps may also be a symptom
of heat exhaustion.
Heat cramps are muscle pains
or spasms -- usually in the
abdomen, arms, or legs that
may occur in association with
strenuous activity. If you have
heart problems or are on a low-
sodium diet, get medical attention
for heat cramps.
If medical attention is not nec-
essary, take these steps:
*Stop all activity, and sit quiet-
ly in a cool place.
*Drink clear juice or a sports
*Do not return to strenuous
activity for a few hours after the
cramps subside, because further
exertion may lead to heat exhaus-
tion or heat stroke. Seek medical
attention for heat cramps if they
do not subside in one hour.
(Editor's Note: Information for
this article courtesy: Center for
Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga.,


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es across the country," she said,
naming $5,000 from Murrills Inlet,
S.C., and $2,800 from Davidson
Memorial in Elkins, W.Va., that
went toward one year's rent on the
new modular structure that
replaced the pantry that was
destroyed in last year's hurricanes.
Donations to the pantry have
come in from individuals and
churches, some from out of the
"Our congregation donated
about $800, and $1,200 came from
the local Methodist church as part
of their hurricane relief," said Rev.
Bull. "Both Dick and I have
received personal donations from
pastors and friends in Oklahoma,
St. Louis, Indiana and Ohio."
The help following the hurri-
canes was greatly appreciated,

according to Rev. Bull.
Before the hurricanes, the
church spent about $7,000 on
food. Every six months, they give
their receipts to the Emergency
Food and Shelter Program of
F.E.M.A. (Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency) and receive a
grant for the next six months. They
participated in the F.E.M.A. grant
long before the hurricanes, Mr. Dut-
ton said.
The hurricanes destroyed the
pantry and they were closed Sep-
tember and October 2004, opening
up again in early November. They
had to rebuild their inventory and
did so with the help mentioned
For the first six months of 2005,
the program realized a 126 percent
increase in donations, according to
Mr. Dutton. The pantry served 83
families and fed 288 people in Jan-
uary, and 205 families were served
feeding 670 individuals in June.

In addition to helping those in
need, the Presbyterian church also
gives back to the community by
buying a lot of food locally. They
shop once a week picking up low
cost commodities at local grocery
stores after finding out where the
bargains are on a store price-com-
parison database.
Four volunteers do the shop-
ping and food distribution.
"We have two to three people
working every day the bank is
open. One is clerical staff, the other
does the packing," Rev. Bull said.
"We could use more volunteers to
help with the program."
The food pantry is a mission of
the church's deacons. Financially,
the church supports the deacons
and some of the deacons' budget
supports the pantry. The church
pays the operating expenses for the
pantry. However, the pantry itself is
not a part of the budget and must
rely on donations.

People requesting help are
asked for some form of identifica-
tion, such as a driver's license or
alien registration card, and are
asked if they fall into the income
guidelines established by the
U.S.D.A.'s Commodities Program.
Sherri Ritter, who works with
the church's food pantry program,
said most of the people who come
for help truly are in need.
"They come because there is a
need, and it is more than for food. It
is also emotional," she said.
She said they never want to
send someone away who has lost
their dignity.
"They are proud people who
have a need. They want to come to
a church with more of an emotion-
al and spiritual need. If they reach
out to us for help in other ways, we
try to direct them to where they can
get more help," she said.
Mr. Dutton reflected back on the
increased need for food donations

they see in Okeechobee, saying he
was happy they were able to help
more people. However, he is a little
distressed that the need is increas-
"We are grappling with why
there is an increased need for food
in this community. We think the
community is experiencing a lack
of money that goes beyond the nor-
mal seasonal problems," he said.
One reason, he surmised, is that
with the hurricanes some business-
es had to close down and business
owners are just not able to hire
people for certain jobs.
Rev. Bull said they greatly appre-
ciate the donations the various indi-
viduals and groups give. She said
they would also like to see more
people volunteer to help at the
For information about the food
pantry, to donate or to volunteer,
call (863) 824-0013.

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The only two issues besides
salary remaining on the classified
side are bus driver hours and pro-
bational employees.
Both sides have agreed to meet
this Friday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. to
resume talks. If no agreement is
reached that night, they plan to
come back Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9

S Contracts for teachers and clas-
sified workers expired on June 30,
O 3f but they have been working under
the provisions of those expired
w* contracts until new ones are
Sme ~ ~ approved.
The new contracts will be for a
three-year period.
The school system employees
approximately 470 teachers and
438 classified workers.
N The negotiation process began
..- .. June 1, when both sides presented
S written proposals for the.new con-
tracts. The first face-to-face meeting
was Thursday, June 9, when both
S sides met to consider the propos-
S.. als. They met again on Monday,
.. June 13, and on Thursday June 29,
.. and on Friday, June 30.
-- Agreement was not reached on
..- the June 30 so the earliest date both
sides could meet again was decid-
ed upon as July29.
S. .- Discussions have generally
been conducted in a light mood,
aided by the sense of humor of the
-. school board's chief negotiator
Sam Lee, a retired educator from
Volusia County. This year he
-. .- replaced Herb Sang, who had rep-
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The proposed milage rate is
expected to generate an estimated
$13,963,613 in tax receipts.
The proposed budget totals
$67,886,702.48. The difference
between that figure and the esti-
mated tax receipts will come from
state and federal funds.
After the public hearing, the
board will accept school improve-

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ment plans for the elementary
schools, the freshman campus and
the high school.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
consider the auditor general's
report on the school district;
schedule a workshop for the
purpose, of discussing growth pro-
review their group health
insurance program; and,
revise personnel allocations
for the coming school year.

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daunting cost of college, IRCC
offers a great way to begin your
studies. Small classes and reason-
able costs increase your chances of
success in getting a head start on
your math and physics require-
ments here at home. IRCC pro-
vides the aspiring engineer the edu-
cation necessary to package your
skills and college experience as a
desirable candidate at university
engineering .programs across the
country. There will also be great
opportunities for hands on experi-
ence through classes in the new
state of the art Kight Center for
Emerging Technologies opening
this fall.
Check your mailbox for the Fall
Course Schedule 6r pick one up at
the campus nearest you for the
best selection of classes today.

A.A. to bachelors in
business at St. Lucie
IRCC and FAU are partnering to
provide the courses to help stu-
dents succeed in business. Com-
plete your A.A. and B.S. in busi-
ness administration on the
Treasure Coast in IRCC's 2+2 pro-
grams with small classes, reason-
able cost and transferable credits.
Watch for more information on an
upcoming fall information session

or call (772) 336-6210. The follow-
ing eight IRCC/FAU programs are
being offered and allow students
to take all of their course work on
the Treasure Coast with flexible
day, evening and online courses.
Business/general manage-
Education/exceptional stu-
Computer Science
Social Work
Criminal Justice

Digital media open
house Aug. 10
Students interested in earning
an associate in science degree in
graphic design with an emphasis
in digital media are invited to
attend a tour and open house on
this selective admissions program
on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 6
until 8 p.m., at the Kight Center.
Students registering for institute
classes at the Aug. 10 open house
will receive a Kight Center flash
drive for portable storage.
Only 24 students will be
accepted in the program this fall.
Students will attend classes full-
time, Monday-Thursday from 8:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and graduate

in two years. For more informa-
tion on the Digital Media Institute,
contact Lynn Krieger at (772) 462-
The college website offers an
extensive amount of information
to help you get acquainted with
the programs offered. Online serv-
ices include registration and pay-
ment, transcripts, grades and
financial aid status. Book store
services and products are avail-
able online also. There is no appli-
cation fee at IRCC and registration
payments may be made in cash,
by Master Card, Visa, American
Express, Discover, E-Check (direc-
tions online), installment payment
plans or financial aid. The fall
schedule is now available online
at www.ircc.edu
For classes, college offerings,
career advancement, personal
enrichment or university transfer
programs, please visit the IRCC
campus nearest you for more infor-
mation. The Main Campus is locat-
ed at 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort
Pierce; St. Lucie West Campus, 500
N.W California Blvd., Port St.
Lucie; Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E.
Salerno Road, Stuart; Mueller Cam-
pus, 6155 College Lane, Vero
Beach; or Dixon Henry Campus,
2229 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okee-
chobee. Go for it at IRCC! Phone
the Information Call Center at 1-
866-866-4722 (IRCC).


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Sheriff's Office

- Theft, S.W. 37th Ave.
Theft, S.E..29th Way.
Vandalism, N.E. 168th St.
Armed robbery, S.R. 70 E.
U Domestic/verbal, N.E. 13th St.
.. Harassment, S.E. 60th Dr.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. 23rd Ave.
S- Suicide/threats/verbal, S.E. 36th
- Terr.
Domestic/prisoner in custody, N.E.
52nd Dr.
Suspicious vehicle/ prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 441 N.
Fight/prisoner in custody, U.S.
Drunk person/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441S.
Assist another agency, Center St.

Traffic arrest, Everglades/S.R. 710.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Assault, N.E. 168th St.
Child abuse, S.E. 14th St.

Burglary, N.E. First St.
Traffic arrest, S.R. 70 E.
Burglary, S.R. 70 W.
Reckless driver/prisoner in custody,
S.R. 710.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.E. Sixth St.
Trespass, N.E. Fourth Trail.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
Charles Harvey Hwy.

Prisoner in custody, S.R. 70W.
Assault, N.E. 168th St.
Warrant, S.R. 70W.
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 N.
Burglary/prisoner in custody, U.S.
441 S.E.
Domestic, N.W. 38th Ave.
Suicide/verbal, N.E. 308th Ave.
Structure fire, Eaglebay Rd
Fight, N.E. 168th St.
Disturbance/verbal, S.R. 70 W.
Larceny/theft, N.W Third St.
Assault, N.W. 154th Ave.
Assault, U.S. 441 S.E.
Attempt to locate, N.W. Sixth St.

Arrest Log

Cool spot
The Hawaiian ice table was a popular stop among summer campers on the final day of
Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp program held at the Okeechobee Sports Com-'
plex on Friday. Gladina and Rashianna (front left and right) were some of the last recip-
ients before the shaved ice ran out. Helping out with serving the icees were: Darrell
Enfinger of Parks and Recreation, Chris Schad, a staff member at the Agri-Civic Center,
volunteers,, Meghan and Joey Conroy and Carly Enfinger.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony of Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, the Okeechobee City Police
Department, the Florida Highway.
Patrol or the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
Tony Brown, 36, N.W. Ninth
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
July 29 by Deputy Gary Johnson on
.an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation lewd and lascivious. No
bond was set.
Andres Moreno-Zamora, 34,
N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 29 by the OCPD on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Eliezer Rellano, 20, N.W 23rd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested July
30 by the OCPD on a charge of pos-
session of cocaine. His bond was
setat $5,000.
Sean Stewart Craven, 41, S.R.
70 W, Okeechobee, was arrested
July 30 by Deputy Jack Nash on a
felony charge of possession of
'cocaine. His bond was set at $2,500
on that charge. He was later arrest-
ed by Deputy B. Smith on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation no
driver's license (motorcycle), a

misdemeanor. His bond on this
charge was set at $1,000.
Daniel Alazar, 22, N.W 17th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
July 30 by the OCPD on a charge of
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $5,000.
David B. Trull, 32, Linden,
Tenn., was arrested July 31 by
Deputy Lt. K. Murrish on Okee-
chobee County warrants charging
him with failure to appear driving
under the influence, and failure to
appear driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge. His total
bond was set at $5,000.

James LaDuke, 19, N.W 81st
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
July 31 by Deputy Adrian Rogers on
a felony charge of reckless driving
causing serious bodily injury, and a
misdemeanor charge of reckless
driving causing damage. His total
bond was set at $2,750.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.

Practice makes perfect
Brandy Yates (left) and Steven Standefer (right) go
through this year's formations at band camp. Both are
trumpet players with the Brahman band.

DeWill Dawn, Jr.
DeWill Dawn, Jr. 'Jack', age
79, of Murphy, N.C., formerly of
Okeechobee and Gastonia, N.C.
died Friday, July 15, 2005, at
Bryan County Health and Rehab
Center in Richmond Hill, Ga.,
under the care of Hospice. He
was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving
in WWII, the Asiatic Pacific and
Philippine Liberation. He was of
the Christian faith. He was born
in Union County, N.C., the son of
the late DeWill Dawn,. Sr. and
Eula Edwards Dawn.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents; and, his two broth-
ers, Joe and Jon Neil Dawn.
Survivors include: two sisters,
Juanita D. Lineberger of Kings
Mountain, N.C. and Jean D.
(Steve) Morrisett of Richmond,
Va.; Aunt Dorothy Edwards of
Wingate, N.C.; four children,
Dennis (Nancy) Dawn of Okee-
chobee/Savannah, ,DeWill
Dawn, III of Houston, Texas,
Donna (Pierre) Gauthier of
North Bay, Ontario, Jackie (Jack)
Callison of Chesapeake, Va.;
long-time companion, Saskia

Vanderlely of Murphy, N.C.; sis-
ters-in-law, Ann I. Dawn of Post
Falls, Idaho, Millie H. Dawn of
Shelbyville, Tenn.; nine grand-
children; four great-grandchil-
dren; numerous cousins, nieces;
and, nephews.
A private memorial service
will be held at Austin Grove Bap-

tist Church, Marshville, N.C.
Remembrances may be
made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Okeechobee, Fla. 34974.
Arrangements under the
direction of Buxton Funeral.

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Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
ait.the Okeechobee issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0904. It is a
{hometown forum so visit the page as often as you would like and .4.1
share your comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please).
You can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or sending e-mail
to okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973. Comn- -t
ments will be published in the newspaper as space permits. I
PAY FOR TRAILERS: I think that the previous owners of Taylor Creek ,
Lodge should be taken to court and made to pay for every trailer in the T i
park, with all the money'hey made from selling the park. I guess they
are sitting in Kentucky having a ball about all the trouble everyone is
having.WVho did they pay off to buy the park so cheap?
APPLYING PRESSURE: This is in response to a number of previous
comments regarding management of grant funds by the county,
improvement of an access road in support of a mine and management
.of the S.R. 70 road widening job by FDOT. First, Okeechobee County
o4ommissioners do not have any grant funds that could be given to busi-
ness owners for architects, planners or remodeling. I couldn't find my
July 27 paper to see what you might have misinterpreted but that accu-
sation was way off. Some counties may have such grant money, but
.Okeechobee County does not. Next, the web address to which you
seferred- us for more info on the access road and mine
'thttp://www.norock.org/home.htm) makes it plain that we're talking
about a "mine entrance running parallel to Carlton Road." That would .n n.. inn. ,
be in St. Lucie County and would have nothing to do with "good ol"' Spcial to O eechobee News/Charlotte Taylor
Okeechobee as you stated. Lastly, Okeechobee County will have to wait ooki lg Back .(
a while before it can complain about the contractor dragging along on fLooking Back E
the work on S.R. 70. It's not due to be completed until January 2006. For more than 120 years, the sight of men on horseback has been common in Okeechobee County where the cattle con-
FDOT is a State of Floridaagency, how much pressure doyou thinklittle tinue to outnumber the human residents by a 6-to-1 ratio. In this photo, J.O. Pearce, Archie Bass, Columbus Fulford and
OkeechobeeCountycan eallyexertonthem?Comeon. Phil Cason are pictured on horseback. This photo also appears in the book titled "Strolling Down Country Roads" by
PROPERTYYOU DON'T OWN: This is in response tothe person who Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. Plans are currently under way by the Okeechobee Historical Society to
said you "shouldn't put all your money in land that you don't own." reprint the book "Strolling Down Country Roads". Recent interest in buying a copy of the book has been increasing, and
Well, there should be something that could be done about the previous the Historical Society needs an estimate of the number of books to order. The expected cost is $35 to $40 per copy, and
owners, who permitted several places to be sold last winter and others the society hopes to have the books available by Christmas. If you are interested in buying a copy of the book send your
putting a lot more money into their places even though they knew by name, address and telephone number to: Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. This will not obli-
then that the park would no longer be operating as it had before. They gate you to buy the book, but you will be notified when the books are available. You are asked to send your information
could have said something about it since they had to approve all sales to Mrs. Williamson soon. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring
,astwinter and now they have nothing re them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the
nthphoto and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.
FINDING ANSWERS: Hoping to answer a few questions. The grant
funds were to be transferred from other various accounts by the com-
missioners at there July 28 meeting. This was to be making up the differ-
ence in the funds those they estimated spending and the funds that
they spent. This, as I believe, was not a vote but rather a decision made UpCOm ing Events Community Events
by the board themselves. This is the way I interpreted the article in the
3uly 27 Okeechobee News. The funds referred to were used by various
businesses that were informed enough to apply forthem from the coun- Tuesday DOH hosting breastfeeding fair
ty. Some of the business owners were granted upwards of $10,000, Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Okeechobee
$12,000 and $15,000, only to have the architects and planners get some- N.W. Third St., at 8p.m. County Health Department Women, Infants and Children's riutri-
times better than half that for design and leaving little from the "grant" Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the tion program (WIC) and other community agencies will host a
left for remodeling cost. Check http://www.norock.org/home.htm for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any4 breastfeeding fair on Aug. 2. The event will be held in the Health
thfo on the mine and suggested access road plans. one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to Department auditorium 1728 N.W Ninth Ave., from 9 a.m. until 4
ar l g r e a s r p e t a l attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),ndo A., from 9 until
REPAIRING POT HOLES: The county can put pressure on DOT to Social Security Death Index and military information available. For p.m. Everyone is welcome. Goodie bags and information will be
keep their pot holes and roads maintained. I'm sure that is in the con- information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261. provided. For information, contact Shonda Flores at (863) 462-
tract somewhere. I've never seen a job that doesn't say the contractor is Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 5814.
responsible for maintaining the roads. Even SFWMD makes their con- until 6:30 p.m. earn types and uses of film, speeds and technology Habitat for Humanity pl ans meeting
aors maintain the levees where no one goes. Their work habit is hr- and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class .is basic FabiStatio IanFity meeting
n t wo through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County will be holding a
rible. But as I said, it is in their contract on howlong they have and if they Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at
filed for the "rain days" then that will only extend it. But if they go past go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach. public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at
their completion date (even the extended) then the county can go after Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The meet-
DOT who, in turn, is going to put pressure on the contractor. But, all Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public ing is to update everyone on our progress and to prepare for the
seems to be going rather well. They need to get the turning lane put are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663. future. We need volunteers to help in the organization and con-
back in by putting in the rest of the road first and then worry about laying The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. struction of new homes. Volunteers are needed for the board of
pipe later, that would cut down on a lot of the headache. But as I said at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For directors to provide leadership and direction to the committees.
before, their bosses are nothing special and they are moving their equip- information, call (863) 357-0297. The committees need people to help in fund raising, site selection, .
mentto do side jobs when their priorities should be the job they are on. The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. family selection, public relations, volunteer coordination and con-
in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet- struction. This is not an orientation meeting for potential appli-
ESTABLISHED CONTRACS: No, the cou commission can't do ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139. cants. Those who wish to apply for a Habitat house are welcome
TABLISHEDON : No, the county commission can't do The'Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden to volunteer to work on any of the committees other than family
anything to get the S.R. 70 road project "moved along." The time period Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becom- selection. Contact the Habitat office at (863) 357-1371 for informa-
for the work is established in the project contract. The project contract is ing a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
between FDOT and the private contractor who's doing the work. The (863) 763-6076. tion.
countycommission has no say-so in the matter. Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Rodeo Flag Team tryouts slated
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
GREEDY PEOPLE: OK, I'm confused. I have been reading the com- Bible truths to life. The public is invited. Girls in grades nine-12 that are interested in being a member of
ments here in regards to the Taylor Creek issue. One person refers to the Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Flag Drill Team cantryout
buyers as "greedy land hogs from the coast" andanother concerned citi- at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee- beginning Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena U.S. 441
zen refers to the sellers as "greedy people who want to make a lot of hobee. Everyone is welcome For information, contact Enid Boutrin N., starting at 7 p.m. Riders must be experienced. For information,
money." There seems to be a lot of greedy people out here. at (863) 467-2321. call (863) 634-1888.
Bipolar Bears meet'at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for Church hosts back-to-school day
THESE PEOPLE DON'T CARE: It doesn't seem to matter about any- people who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
thing to these people at Taylor Creek Lodge. Look at all the people that schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For infor- The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will host a
are losing their homes because some greedy people want to make a lot nation, call (863) 467-1026. back-to-school fun day on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 until 11 a.m.
of money. Some of the people can't even get permits to move their trail- There will be free school supplies, as well as a bounce house, obsta-
ers because they are too aged, even this all they have. I wonder what Wednesday cle course, food and games. For information, call (863) 763-3338.
these people will come up with next. I'm sure we haven't heard the last The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
of them. can Legion Post, #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees Hospice exec is talk show guest
would like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages Family Stations, Inc., 88.5 FM, will host an Aug. 6 radio talk show
blof 21 and 39, who are interested in working towards thebetterment featuring James H. Laseter, executive vicepresident for Treasure
public issues ogsof our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) Coast Hospice. He will be discussing caring for the terminally ill
Join thediscussion of importantissues at newszap.com. Topics include: 763-7399. and their families. The show will be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m. on
*Belle Glade/South Bay issues: newsblog.info/0901 A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, Fr W amRs. Fde s lb reFroar ati canna pm Jion

Moore Haven/Glades issues: http://newsblog.info/0903 1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information,
*Okeechobee city/county issues: http://newsblog.info/0904 call (863) 763-1191. Red Cross offers CPR course
* Pahokee issues: http://newsblog.info/0905 Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church The American Red Cross is offering an adult CPR/AED,
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that infant/child CPR and first aid course at the Okeechobee Branch on
Go to newszap.com, lick on your community and then on "community blogs enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa- Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost of this course is
.nd links." tion, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic $35. For information on how to sign up for this course stop by the
i_____Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion. office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. Wine fest and concert planned
OhTe441. For information, call (863) 763-5385. Henscratch Farms in Lake Placid, 980 Henscratch Road, hill
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the host Vino in the Vineyard wine fest and lawn concert on Saturday,
t.7Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is $8, and includes a
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car Henscratch Farms logo wine glass. There will be 10 different mini-
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sue a mission of joumahistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335. be performing throughout the day. This is a 21 and older event. For
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals information, call (863) 699-2060.
industry standards All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents who are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence,
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First other women's issues are also addressed. One support group is Free nutrition clinic offered
Amendment of the U S. Constitution, and support of the community's deliber- held on Wednesday's 5 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
ation of public issues. 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-
0202. The other support group is held on Thursdays starting at 6 designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center, 916
We Plede Advertising Director: Judy Kasten p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For W.N. Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For information,
Pledge information on this aroup, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893. call (863) 763-4320.

* To operate this newspaper as a News Editor: Eric Kopp
public trust LOAA meeting is slated
To help our community become a National Advertising: Joy Parrish The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
better place to live and work.
through our dedication to consci! Office Manager: Karmen Brown Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m.at the Village SquareRestaurant, 301
entious journalism Circulation Janet C mmunity Events w South Park St. Agenda items include more discussion on the
To provide the Jnformaiion citizens Circulation Manager: Janet Madray jamboree, additional charitable giving and plans for Labor Day in
need to make ('her owr, lelliigeni the park. Visitors are welcome. For information, call (863) 763-6069.
decisions about public suess Independent Newspapers, Inc. Church hosts clothes give-away
To report the news with honesty. Joe Smyth, Chairman Advisory County sets meeting date
accuracy, purposeful neutrality, I Ed Dulin, President The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 44th Ave., will host its There will be an Okeechobee County provider meeting on Fri-
faimess, objectivity, fearlessness Tom Byrd, Vice President of annual clothes give-away on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. until dayThereAug. 12, at the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728.
and compassion. Newspaper Operations noon. The event will be held in the church's fellowship hall. For N.W Ninth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Then at noon, there will be a meet-
STouse our opinion pages facil-. Katrina Elsken, Executive information, call (863) 763-4127. ing of the Okeechobee County Advisory Council. This meeting
dominate it with our own opinions. Editor Church hosts Family Fun Day will also be held at the Health Department.
To disclose our own conflicts of BD
interest or potential conflicts to our MEMBER 1- The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Fun Day on Back to school collections under way
readers. OF: -a. Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the First Unit- Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annu-
*, To correct our errors and to give ed Methodist Church fellowship hall at 200 N.W Second St. Sign al school supplies drive for the needy children in our county. They
each correction to the prominence Florida PreSS ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30 a.m. The show will will be collecting items until Aug. 12. Let's work together on this
it deserves. Association begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show there will be a lunch for project and make sure every child of school age has what they
STo provide a nght to reply to those Okeechobee News 2005 everyone and a few door prizes for the children who sign up. All need to start school this year.' Also, if your child needs supplies,
Stree with courtesy More nformaon See children will receive a helium balloon or small gift. Reverend they can help. Proof of eligibility is required to qualify. For informa-
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Epsom salt is a

I love home remedies espe-
cially when an inexpensive house-
htold product has a number of uses.
VIpsoiii salt is one of those useful
substances that falls into that cate-
I first purchased Epsom salt
about three years ago, on the
advice of a veterinarian. He pre-
sci iied an Epsom salt foot soak for
,n injured horse. I noticed on the
package that the substance has
many other uses. A little online
Research uncovered more uses.
Epsom salt is the common
namne for magnesium sulfate
(MgSo4). I have also found it
spelled "Epson salt'".
Fpsom salt is naturally occur-
ling part of sea salt. About 2 per-
ceCit of sea salt is Epsom salt. It has
*medical, veterinary, nutritional and
I horticulture uses.
Some common uses of Epsom
salt, found on the Epsom Salt
councill website:
A foot soak (for people or
horses): It soothes sore muscles,
draws toxins out of sores and helps
w'duce foot odor. Mix one cup

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Epsom salt to one gallon hot water.
Soak for 20-30 minutes, twice a day.
As a fertilizer: Sprinkle about
one tablespoon Epsom salt around
the base of a rose bush, mix in with
the soil.
To treat injured saltwater trop-
ical fish: As a natural component of
sea salt, it helps stressed or strug-
gling fish maintain better osmotic
balance. Add one teaspoon Epsom
salt per 10 gallons of water in a salt
water tank. It can also be used in a
freshwater fish tank to raise hard-
ness or electrolyte levels. (Test
water before adding any salts.)
As a laxative for people and

simple, i1
animals: Check with your doctor or
veterinarian about the appropriate
dosage. Overdosing of Epsom salts
can cause other health problems.
As a relaxing bath, to soothe
sore muscles: Add two cups of
Epsom salt to awarm bath.
As a facial scrub: Mix one-half
teaspoon Epsom salt to your regu-
lar cleansing cream and massage
into the skin. Rinse with cold water.
*To exfoliate dry skin: Wet skin
and massage handfuls of Epsom
salt over rough spots. Rinse in a
To remove excess oils from
hair: Mix 9 tablespoons of Epsom
salt to one-half cup of shampoo.
Apply one tablespoon of the sham-
poo mixture to your hair when it is
dry; rinse with cold water. Pour a
mixture of lemon juice and water
or diluted apple cider vinegar
through the hair, leave on for 5-10
minutes, and then rinse and wash
with your regular shampoo.
To treat a sprain or bruise:
Add 2 cups Epsom Salt to a warm
bath, and soak.
To remove a splinter: Soak in

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Epsom Salt, it will draw out the
Epsom salt can also be fun and
educational. A homeschool web-
site offered a recipe for making
crystal Christmas ornaments with
Epsom salt.
One package Epsom salts
Pipe cleaners
Straight-sized glass or container
which can hold at least two cups of
Pencil or stick long enough to
go over the mouth of the container
Bring one cup of water to a boil.
Stir while adding Epsom salt, about
one-fourth cup at a time. Keep
adding Epsom salt until the solu-
tion will not turn clear without stir-
ring. At this point, the solution is
saturated and will not absorb any
more Epsom salt.
Bend a long pipe cleaner into a
holiday shape at one end. Use the
other end as a "hanger". Hang the
pipe cleaner over a pencil, sus-
pended over a straight-sided con-

trainer. If you use a container such a
jar with a mouth smaller than the
sides, you might not be able to get
your crystal out of the container.
Pour the Epsom salt solution over
the pipe cleaner into the container.
Set in a warm place where it will
not be disturbed. In about three
weeks, the water will have evapo-

rated, leaving crystals on the pipe
cleaner. Enjoy them while they last.
These crystals are fragile and in
time the moisture in the air will
cause them to fall apart.
Before using home remedies,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications.

Health Briefs

DOH hosting
breastfeeding fair
In recognition of World Breast-
feeding Week, the Okeechobee
County Health Department
Women, Infants and Children's
nutrition program (WIC) and other
community agencies will host a
breastfeeding fair on Aug. 2. The
event will be held in the Health
Department auditorium, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. Goodie bags
and information will be provided.

For information, contact Shonda
Flores at (863) 462-5814.

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The American Red Cross is
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the Okeechobee Branch in the
month of August. If you are inter-
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Daly suing newspaper

after being called a thug
JACKSONVILLE Golfer "It's regrettable that Mr. Daly
John Daly is suing The Florida has taken this step. Mike Free-
Times-Union and its Web site, man is a fine journalist. We
alleging he was defamed by a stand by his work and his col-
columnist who called him a thug umn," Yack said.
who allegedly beats women. The Times-Union and its Web
Columnist Mike Freeman's site, Jacksonville.com, and their
piece appeared during The Play- owners, Morris Publishing
er's Championship last spring. It Group of Augusta, Ga., were
discusses Daly's past and how named in the suit. Freeman is
fans continue to root for the for- being sued personally.
mer British Open and PGA On July 15, the newspaper
champion known for his out- ran a "Note to Readers" on the
sized body and personality, front page of the sports section,
including his on-course chain clarifying parts of the column.
smoking, his association with The Times-Union said Daly
Hooters and his battles with was charged in a domestic dis-
booze, his temper and his turbance involving his then-wife
weight. in 1992, pleaded guilty to harass-
Daly, 39, of Cordova, Tenn., is ment and was placed on proba-
suing over statements that he is tion. It also said references to
"accused of smacking women Daly's substance abuse referred
around" and that he has "Thug to his alcohol abuse and that a
Life qualifications" and "a.rap reference to basketball player
sheet that would make R. Jay Shawn Kemp, who has fathered
Soward look like a Backstreet several children out of wedlock,
Boy." Soward Was drafted in was not meant to suggest that
2000 as a first-round pick of the Daly's three children were ille-
Jacksonville Jaguars. He was gitimate.
suspended for repeated viola- But Daly's lawsuit says the
tions of the National Football note "did not constitute a full
League's substance abuse poli- and fair correction, apology or
cy. retraction."

The suit was filed July 26 in
Duval County Circuit Court. The
suit is asking for an unspecified
,amount in excess of $15,000 -
the minimum for filing a Circuit
Court suit and a jury trial.
Daly's attorney, Lydia Jones,
of Phoenix, said, "The state-
ments in the Times-Union (col-
umn) were not true. We are pur-
suing the lawsuit vigorously and
intend to seek punitive dam-
Times-Union editor. Pat Yack
defended Freeman and his
March 25 column.

O.H.S. volleyball
tryouts scheduled
The final day for volleyball try-
outs for Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.) Lady Brahmans team
will be Aug. 2, in the O.H.S. gym.
The first session will be from 8
)until 10 a.m. The second session
will be from 3 until 5 p.m..
Players must turn in a physical
and a parent consent form in
order to participate. These forms
are available in the school office
weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3
The tryouts are for varsity and
junior varsity, though all incoming
freshmen 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 offi-
cial freshman team practice.
For information, contact coach
May at (863) 634-5836.,
KOA will host
pro wrestling
Maximum Pro Wrestling will
be held at the KOA Convention
Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., on Aug. 6
with bell time at 7 p.m.
The doors will open at 6 p.m.
Scheduled to appear are Nor-
man Smiley, Chaz, Hack "The
Dog" Meyers, Kahagas, Arron
Epic, "Desparado" Joe Gomez,
Doc Rivers, The Vandalz, Preston

Three of the lawsuit's nine
counts are in regard to Free-
man's column when it appeared
in print and three more or for the
same version posted on Jack-
sonville. com.
Two other counts allege
intentional infliction of emotion-
ally distress and that Daly was
portrayed in a false light.
The final count alleges the
newspaper was negligent when
it hired Freeman inApril 2004,
because he had acknowledged
lying on a job application to
another newspaper.

James and Scott Commodity,
with a special appearance by
"The Blackharts".
Meet your favorite Max Pro
Wrestler at an autograph session.
For information and seating
charges, call (863): 763-0231.
Players sought
for OHS golf team
With school less than a month
away, the Brahman golf team
would like to invite potential play-
ers to join the team.
No experience is necessary,
players will be trained. If you do
not have access to h set of clubs,
the team will find one for you.
There will be both a girls and a
boys team this year.
Practice will begin Aug. 10.
For information, contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
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 certifi-
cate will also be required at regis-
OCRA football is not associat-
ed with Pop Warner football.




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At the Movies ..

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 29,
through Thursday, Aug. 4, are as
Theatre I "Bad News Bears"
(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 "Sky High" (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 and9p.m.
Theatre Ill "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, 7and 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-


Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located at
.726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
:ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary -income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for SyMa, Ella, or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve-de ver salido del; con-;
dado 0 estado en; los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture.
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos
que las familias.con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor de Ilamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0

Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
"organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are.
looking for Volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-

Volunteers sought
for mediation program
*If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation program.
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
mediation program is looking for
volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information on
the program, call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items, and is currently
seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and fish-

ing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann Wat-
ford, secretary of the Board at
(863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.

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BURIAL SITE, In Original sec.
of Evergreen Cemetery. S 1/2
of SW 1/4 of Lot 14, Block 77.

Vic. of Lazy Seven
Please call to identify
Found: long haired black cat
wearing black harness.
Post Office. Please call to
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BRACELET- 14 Caret gold
w/gem stones. Lost 7/21/05
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Bronco was LOST Nov.'04.
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Employment -
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Medical 210
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Certified & Non- Certified Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits & Salary
Trainee: $29,131.83 Certified: $31,920.78
Call Sgt. L. Kibler @ (863)462-5424
Monday-Friday 8:00am 5:00pm

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

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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a-Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Ii...p.i lii, .1.i *-,n, course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a L'NA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNAexam 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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days & weekend evenings.
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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
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Sewing Machines 700
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Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
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Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
unit, very cold air, only $50.
600 NW 17th St., behind
Rodeo Arena.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-,

$2100. For All or will separ-
ate 863-675-6657 Leave

BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy,
$600 (863)467-7659.

BOARD- Gorgeous, White,
Extremely heavy. $500.
size, Antique, Metal w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $225. (863)467-8050
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
$40. (863)634-9626

FREEZER- Whirlpool, 20 cu ft,
front loading, $75.
(863)612-9233. Labelle
REFRIG- Sears, 22 cu. ft, side
by side, frostless, $100.
(863)612-9233. La Belle .
Maker & STOVE: 30" Elec-
tric. $275. for both, will sep.
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150 (863)357-3830

Refrigerator, Sears Model,
white, works great, in La-
Belle, $75. (954)364-8256
STOVE- Magic Chef, Works
Good. $40. (863)673-1877
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for the pair.
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.

WIND KIT- For a Sears shed.
Protects wind gust up to
140mph $45.

BIKE Unisex, Murray, green,
$50. Call (863)467-9854.

FRENCH DOORS very new,
wooden w/ all hardware.
Beautiful for indoor use. $75
ROOF PANELS (8), Alumi-
num, used, 8 ft. long. $30
takes all. (863)763-3951
used, asking $175 for all

Clothes Premmie-12mo's,
Bouncers, Etc. All for $150,
will sep. (863)763-2413
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm,
CLOTHES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carder, porta crib
$225 will sep.

Girls Clothes, exc. cond., siz-
es 5-8, $50 for all, will sell
separately. (863)824-8749
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)467-1189
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)67.5-2624.

HO TRAIN SET, 7, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, w/100+Nas
cars, $500 (863)675-3394

DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si abla Espeni-
ol. $150. (863)843-0323.

wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $800
BED & MATTRESS, Twin size
w/lighted headboard. $50.
BUNK BED, 3 mo. old, black,
metal w/complete desk and
chair on bottom. $50.
BUNK BED- Single on top, dbl
on bottom, good condition,
asking $125.
1 sq ft. Brand new. 90 pcs
$22.50 for all or will sep.
-CHAIRS (2) Wing Back,s
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust,
color. Exc. condition. $130 for
both, will sep. (863)467-8050
COCKATIEL- Yellow, Male, To
Good Home Only! $30.
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.

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File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.

from household goods,
stereo equip. treadmill, CD's
& more all for $2000
S. PRAYERS- 2. $200. Will

Like new, beautiful sound
$1100 (863)902-8883
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.

Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
COMPUTER DESK, beautiful,
oak, traditional style, good
cond., $325.
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
COUCH w/pull out bed. Black
w/light pastels. $60.
863)610-9192 day or
863)467-2480 evenings.
CRIBS, (2), like new, w/mir-
rors & plexi glass, light
wood, $100 neg. will sell
sep. (863)467-9908
DAY BED- white metal, makes
'into full size bed, $100
(863)610-9192 days
863)467-2480 eves.
DESK- large, double pedestal,
asking $60. (863)675-7350.
DINETTE SET- Chrome 50's
style with 2 chairs aqua &
white. $90.(863)634-4089
DINETTE SET, Country Style,
Heavy Duty. Includes 6
chairs. 34"x60". Good con-
dition. $300 (863)763-6391
DINETTE SET, Includes Bench
and 6 chairs. Really good
shape. $100 (863)675-3774
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/ center leaf. No chairs
$50 (863)357-1078
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
Solid Wood. Lg., on rollers
w/2 glass cabinets on ea side,
etc. $300. (863)634-2582
FUTON, $25. (863)227-4233
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $200.
Queen Sofa Bed, Rocker,
Drum end table, Glass end
table w/lamp, 2 end tables.
$185 will sep 863-946-3860
SOFA BED & 2) Swivel Reclin-
ers. Matching. Exc. cond.
$600 or best offer. Located
Okeechobee (305)304-4538
COFFEE TBL- good condi-
tion, $125 for all.
TALL BOY, beautiful, oak, co-
lonial style, great cond.,
$399. (863)983-6565
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
VANITY w/Mirror. Brand new.
$60 (863)675-3774

GOLF CART: 2001 Club Car,
Mint condition w/lights &
mirrors. Can deliver locally.
$2350. (954)317-6733
VOLK GOLF 1989, Lots of
new parts, new tires. Needs
body work. $1000 neg.

RIFLE- Ugoslav SKS 7.62x39
unissued. $300.

BIKE, Stationary, (Real good
shape. $25. (863)467-7659
BOWFLEX, '05, Sports Model,
never been used, selling due
to illness, $1000 neg.
Proform Treadmill, off & on
switch, variable speed, 46
in. walk area, $100.

brand new, never been used,
electric, new mat, plus air
mat with pump included
$450.neg. (863)655-3436.
LIFT CHAIR, Motorized, new,
cost $1200, sell for $900.
SCOOTER, PRIDE, motorized,
sonic, used one time, cost
$1100, sell for $700.
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels. $25.
WALKER, Senior Citizen,
brand new, $30.
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, 4
wheel. Like new. Used only
1 month. $1500 neg.

Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call
Ceramic Kiln, large, 6 ft. slat-
ted table & mud mixer,
$500.2735 NE 3rd Ave.

PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713

AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
. Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
ANIMAL CAGE, Small, 2x2
squared. Shelf, Ramp. Ex-
cellent condition. $35.
AQUARIUMS (2) Already
est. w/ fish, decor & all acc.,
different sizes. $175 for all
or will sep. (863)228-7230
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
$50 (863)983-7702
FISH TANKS (25) 21/2, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
1 Male, 2 Brindle 2 Fawn, 7
wks. old. w/shots. $300.
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
old, very small, 1st shots,
1st $300 takes it.
PUPPIES, Bloodhound / Curr
Mix. $50. (863)610-0046
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
Champion bloodline, 9 mos
old, great w/ kids. Sacrifice
for $600 (863)467-8896
YORKI P00 PUP- tiny choco-
late male, adorable, shots,
$600 cash. (863)357-0037
or (561)603-1 669

HUNTING BOW, Buckmaster
Camo, split limb design, ar-
rows & case, ready to hunt,
$275. (863)763-6700

CAR DOLLY- Good condition
$450. (863)697-6102
2400 PSI, 51/2 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

Arcade Style. $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6369

SHOP VAC- 10 gallon, com-
mercial, stainless steel, ask-
ing $55. (863)675-7350.


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 8610
Seeds,' Plants,
Flowers 865

neck, 24', swing gates, like
new tires, dual axle, $1700
TRACTORS (2) 8N, Ford, ask-
ing $1500 (863)763-1370.

AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
BAY MARE: 14 years old
w/tack. $800.
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider. $1800 or
best offer. (863)357-3325
Don't Miss
This Oge
Hillsboro all alum. Gooseneck
4 horse ljrid, iihlrr, '87,
weekender living quarters,
$5000 neg. (863)357-1945
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1000 (863)634-7801
metal top & siding, $1 500 or
best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime.
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707

SMTD, rear tine, like new,
$450 or best offer.
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
$700. Will separate.
42" cut, 15h/p Kohler eng.,
zero turn w/ attachments
$1500 (863)357-0215
36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.

Ideal for horses & livestock.
$500 or best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime

SADDLE, Barrel Style & Tack,
reins, bits, blankets, etc. $350

Rentals i

Apartments 0'-
Business Places i1
Property l I
Townhouse Rent930
Farm Property,
Rent 925
House Rent 330
Land Rent '935
Resort Property -
Rent 345
RoommaLe 950
Rooms to Rent 95t
Storage Space -
Rent 9'-1

1 yr. minimum, asking $975
mo. (863)763-8001

Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1600 mo.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752

Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing tp di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information

leal Estale

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 101oi
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 10(25
Hunting Property 10312
Property Sale 10 F'
Land Sale 104.0
Lots. Sale 10T4.
Open House 105c0
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 106I ,
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080)

Laundromat, a/c, exc. equip-
ment, good lease space,
very good gross, located on
441 SE, priced to sell at
$225;000. Call
(863)634-6300 or

12 yrs. old. Needs experi-
enced rider.. $1000.
Quarter Horse Mare. 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. S3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
Used but in nood condition
$250 (863)902-8883
2 12 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1200.
broke horses, all prices.

Brand new brake lights, single
axle, $200 or best offer


leads you to the best
products and services.


Indian Hammock, 3/2, dbl.
crpt. w/1/1 guest house, 2.7
acres, private, quiet, stables
& riding trails, airstrip, sep-
arate hunting area, other
amenities. $429,000.
(561)596-3889 Broker
KINGS BAY: 5265 S.E. 43rd
St. 2 BR. 2 BA., 1 Car garage,
FL Rm., Tile Firs. Solid Con-
struction. City Water/Sewer.
Fresh paint. Community Pool.

i acre, with oak trees. For
information Call

VESTOR- Looking for prop-
erties to buy. If interested
call Brent (863)634-5129.

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 201i5
Mobile Home Parts 2(C10
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

In MHP in Town: 2 BR, 1 BA,
Near shopping. New roof &
new tile. $12,000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6456
OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
120K 863-467-4449

'2001, 3BR, 2BA, 28'x60'
Like new. (863)763-7909
Fully furnished, 3 br, 11/2 ba,
FL Rm., Storage Rm. New
C/Air & Heat & More. A must
see home! Located @ Oak
Mobile Home Park, Trailer
#17, $22,000. Possible terms
or best offer. (772)879-2879


Boats 300J'.
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 35
Motorcycles ]03J
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3?'.5

Polymer, 13' 500 Cadillac
mtr with trailer $4000.
trir, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, $2000
Run About, 2 seater, wind-
shield, 40HP Force, needs
work, $300 (863)675-1945.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
Bass Boat & 23' Cuddy cabin.
w/trlrs. $2500 for all. Call
(863)697-6203 after 6pm.
GALAXY- 18', Stripped down.
$50. or best offer
GLASS STREAM- '86, 16',
In/Out board. Motor needs
work. $1500 or best offer
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1800 (561)644-1596
10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244

Dodge Motorhome, '74, 20',
totally reconditioned, runs
great, sleeps 4, a/c, $2000.
slide out. Great shape.
$7000. (561)746-2921
37 1/2', Located at 70 Whis-
pering Creek Park Great
cond $3000 863-234-1701
RV one w/screened in porch.
For more information call
'05- Toy hauler, 3 slides, 39'
10", KS bed, $50,000


10 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 2, 2005

CENTER CONSOLE- small, fi-
berglass, w/incorporated
seat for small boat, $30.
rRAILER, Mastercraft '01, fits
oats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New cond. $2000
Your next job could be in
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you look for it?

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providing information
about best buys.
No wonder newspaper
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'90, Approx. 43K, Runs but
needs work. $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-1189
Honda Goldwing Aspencade,
'86, 1200, tons of chrome &
lights, runs great, $4200 or
best offer. (772)336-9589
nites & weekends or
rode twice. $475
MINI CHOPPER- 2 stroke, 25
mph, Black. $350.
SUZUKI GS 550- '79, Runs
good. 17K, Needs a little
TLC. $1000. or best offer.
YAMAHA YZ 125 2001, Dirt
Bike. A very reliable bike.
Call (863)634-3617.

HONDA 250 1989 4 Wheeler,
Shaft Drive, Needs rear end.
Might run. $100
excellent condition. $2100
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1000
or best offer (863)673-8741


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010)
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050)
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
Tohatsu, new trir, good
cond., $3000.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- good
condition, 4dr, auto, new
tires, no AC, asking $1200
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
interior, $8500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or best offer.

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Can be fixed up or used for
parts. $500. (772)597-2912
KIA- '98, Cold air, 6 cyc. Auto,
New Low Profile tires. Leath-
er seats. Great mileage
$2500 863-467-2614
'95, 95K Good Condition.
$3500. (561)996-5379
selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621.
OLD'S AURORA- '02, White
Excellent condition.
$16,400. 863-634-9330
Full power, A/C, C/C, Pioneer
Stereo. Asking $2000.
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm

make an offer.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds

Ford Bronco,'84, 4 whl dr.,
modified motor, high jacker
lift kit, $2500.

CAMPER SHELL for short bed
pickup, $250.
parts. $400 or best offer. See
Ruben @ across for Duda
Juice Plant in blue trailer.
Needs motor. $200
ELITE RIMS- (4), 16", No
tires. $500. or best offer.
ENGINE, 1981 Rebuilt 350C,
2 Bolts main short block in
crate, 2 Heads. Cond. un-
known. $450 (863)763-6391
FORD ENGINE- 1976, 300,
6 cyl, w/ 4 speed, can hear
run, $300 (863)763-1370.
HONDA 1987, 4 Door, needs
motor. $200 (863)467-2156
RACING HOOD- After market,
Aluminum. $50. or best offer
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for

bo 350. $300 or best offer.
bo 700, w/GM converter,
$400 or best offer.
UTILITY BED Reading, for
1 ton truck. All doors lock w/
xtra covered bin great shape
$1500 (863)675-9237
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat-
tern 2003 & up. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Good-
year Eagle tires, $800 neg.
WHEELS, Alcoa's, 16.5x12.
For late model 8 lug pattern.
$650. (863)675-3743

CHEVY 1500 PU, '86- flat bed,
auto, V8, runs great, good
tires, $1 000.
(863)697-6812 cell.
CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
gine, rough but restorable.
800. or best offer
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442

Cab, Loaded, Mechanically
sound. Needs breaks $2500.
w/chip, $7500 call
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
* Runs Great. $1400.
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
FORD RANGER, '84- 2.8 V6,
4x4, runs good, $1100 firm,
must go! (863)441-2942.
FORD Ranger, '98 Club Cab.
Flare side. ac/auto/new
trans. $6299 or can finance
$1800 dwn. 60/wkly.
. (954)587-2644 or 260-1933
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
Needs work w/carb. $900.

.$500. (863)357-6775

Pubi Notice

The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene its annual or-
,.. I .'. .., .. tyCom -

Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may reed to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
Clif Bets, Jr., Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adjustment Board
73194 ON 8/2,9/05

Okeechobee County School Board Meetings
August 2 and August 16,2005
The Okeechobee County School Board wil hold two meetings in August. On Au-
gust 2, the School Board will consider advertisement of village rates and budget
for 2005-06, School Improvement Plans, and other regular School Board busi-
ness items, On Tuesday, August 16, the School Boards will consider School Im-
provement Plans and other regular business items. Both meetings will be at 6:00
p.m. in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Office at 7010 S.W. 2nd
Avenue, and are open to the public.
There will be no meeting on August 9 as previously scheduled.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
71475 ON 07/26/05 & 08/02/05

Cargo, 20ft, barn doors each
end, $2500 (863)699-9701.
Tandem axle, ramp, pinto
hitch, 6K-8Klb capacity
$1500 (863)675-6651 after 6

enough for riding mower,
$125. (863)634-0526.

lent condition. Used 1 time.
$900. (863)467-1547

Community Events

Agri-Civic center hosts horse show
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be presenting their
Okeechobee show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Both show days
begin at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 9 a.m. Tickets at the gate will be
$3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1.50 for students. The American
Miniature Horse Registry classes will be showcased on Saturday and
the American Miniature Horse Association classes will be highlighted
on Sunday. Halter (conformation) Classes will be held in the mornings
and Performance (jumping, obstacle and driving) Classes will be held
in the afternoon. For Miniature Horse Show event information, call
(561) 798-6129, (863) 763-7724 or (772) 341-7610.

Legion group plans steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner Sunday,
Aug. 21, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E.
Second St., for a $9 donation. The menu will consist of steak, baked
potato, salad, roll, dessert and coffee or tea. For information, call (863)

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties
will meet Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at
the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort
Pierce. Also, the executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition
of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be meeting at
this same location immediately following the coalition meeting.

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 until Aug.
31. They will reopen on Wednesday, 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
information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours
the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting applica-
tions 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.
Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will
hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide participation
in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the sale will help
finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order forms have been
placed at different businesses so that the church can fill the orders. For
information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654. Orders will be taken
until the end of September.
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by Xi
Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled for Sat-
urday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. 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 dona-
tions 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) 381-5680.
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 eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The
three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aero-
space education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work
side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becom-
ing a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

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 community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated 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 Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men 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 visiting. We would like to
invite the community to help us with this project. For more informa-
tion, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

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 discuss 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 pro-
vide to our children. Those interested in completing an application
should contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000,
ext. 255.

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