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Vol. 96 No. 230
to be staged Aug. 20
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, the Okee-
chobee City Police Depart-
ment and the Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting a
sobriety checkpoint in the 300
block of S.R. 70 E. on Aug. 20.
The purpose of the check-
point is to increase public
awareness as to the severity of
the D.U.I. problem, and deter
those who operate motor
Due to a scheduling
change, the annual pre-sea-
son gridiron matchup
between the Brahmans and
Moore Haven will take place
in Moore Haven this evening
at 7 p.m., instead of Friday
night as originally reported.
General Charlie Crist's motion
to intervene on behalf of Flori-
da electric consumers and tax-
payers was formally granted,
enabling him to join in the
case opposing large rate hikes
requested by the state's two
largest electric utilities. The
Public Service Commission
(PSC), which will decide the
rate hike issue, notified the
Attorney General that his
motion to intervene had been
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Thursday, August 18, 2005
Board OKs tea
'I feel betrayed.'
By Pete Gawda
Despite the strongly worded
protests of two teachers, the Okee-
chobee County School Board
Tuesday night approved the new
teacher contract by a 4-1 vote.
The contract had been previ-
ously approved by the teachers'
Okeechobee High School
social studies teacher Eddie
Matchett was there to express his
disappointment with the pro-
posed contract. He said the nego-
tiators looked at the numbers and
that he and his friends were there
to put a face on those affected by
"Emotionally, there are a lot of
feelings of betrayal," he asserted.
He-felt that senior teachers'
contributions to the school system
were ignored because of the com-
bination of pay steps toward the
top of the pay schedule. Mr. Match-
ett has 19 years' experience and
under the old contract he would
have been advanced to the top
step. Under the union approved
pay schedule, he would be several
steps from the top. He said that
someone with 12 months experi-
ence more than him was promot-
"I feel betrayed; I feel angry; I
feel like my union and my school
board has let me down," he told
Also addressing the issue was
Jim Lozano, a technology special-
ist at the high school, who has 16
years service with the school sys-
tem. He was concerned about
how the union-approved pay
schedule would effect his retire-
ment. Under the proposed con-
tract, he said, he would not reach
the top step by the time he was eli-
gible for retirement. He felt like the
proposed pay schedule was not.
equitable to people who had 14 to
17 years of service.
Mr. Lozano said he felt that
those people were targeted. He felt
like the inequalities in the pay
schedule should be straightened
out over several years, instead of
making a drastic change at once.
Ninth grade girls celebrate
504 Plus tax
Board member Joe Arnold, a where my heart lies," said board
former teacher, expressed the member Gay Carlton.
opinion that inequalities in the pay However, she went on to say
schedule should be worked out that you cannot vote by your heart
over a period of four or five years, -you have to be sensible.
rather than striving for an immedi- She noted that board members
ate fix. He said that an immediate were present at the negotiations.
fix would hurt a lot of people. Teachers also had the right to be
"I understand your frustration," present, she said. She suggested
stated board member Kelly that ifa teacher had a problem
Owens, also a former teacher. "It is with the contract, it should have
a difficult situation." been voiced during negotiations.
However, she went on tosay "You need to take an active part
that a majority of unit on tomembersay in your union," she added, after
hat a maoty o union and asking for a show of hands of
had approved the contract teachers who had attended the
that she, as a board member,.felt negotiations.
compelled to ratify it. The motion to ratify the con-
"We did try to be as equitable tract passed with Mr. Arnold cast-
as we could," asserted -board
member India Riedel.
'"As a former teacher you know See Pact Page 2
tops $4 million
ByAudreyBlackwell expenditures for 2004/05, the
Okeechobee News new proposed budget will
The Okeechobee City Council
reviewed the $4.8 million pro-
posed budget for the next fiscal
year that will take effect Oct. 1 at a
The city's fiscal year runs from
Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. The proposed
budget for the next fiscal year is
' about $200,000 more than last
Working figures showed
$4,773,253 in expenditures esti-
mated for 2005/06. Compared
with $4,566,509 in proposed
Special to the Okeechobee News
(Above) Tiffany Etchison (left) teaches other students the steps to the Electric Slide,
during a dance portion of the Girls Night Out on Aug. 12 at the Recreational Outreach
Center. (Lower left) "Getting to know you" was one of the games at a girls only event.
The girls were given a list of things such as "find someone who speaks a foreign lan-
guage," and they had to question each other to fill in all the blanks. (Lower right) The
night out included classes such as skin care, and fun events such as dancing and draw-
ings for door prizes.
Special to me UKeecnoDee News/iiacnel Muros
Property owners are
issued fines by board
By Pete Gawda cy recently adopted to try to cut
Okeechobee News down on the number of repeat
violators, a repeat violator could
The Okeechobee County receive a citation to appear in
Code Enforcement Board was court before a judge and face
scheduled to hear 16 cases Tues- possible fines. There are two
day evening, but five were dis- cases of repeat offenders who
missed because the property will have to appear before a judge
owners were found to be in com- because of unlicensed vehicles,
pliance. household goods, machinery
Another five cases were tabled and garbage on their property.
for further meetings, and five of Properties belonging to Crys-
the violators could face a future tal J. Trimble, Roy Hudson, Peter
fine. One case was fined. W. and Janice K. White and Bill
Repeat code violators in the and Susan Stegkemper, Teresa
county could now be facing a Ledford (Lightsey) and Loni D'Ar-
judge instead of a code enforce- ton were found to be in compli-
ment board. ance and the cases were dis-
For some time, code enforce- missed.
ment officials have been turning Cases against RafaelAyala and
unlicensed contractors in to a Fidelia Gallegos, Silas and Patricia
judge. At least two such cases are
now pending. However, in a poli-
See Fines Page 2
increase expenditures by
The general services area of
expenditures are expected to
take the highest jump, going
from $337,751 proposed in
2004/05 to $431,681 proposed for
2005/06 a $93,930 increase. A
large portion of the proposed
general services increases,
$77,500, is attributed to building
permit and inspection fees, said
See City-Page 2
City to discuss
legal issue in
By Audrey Blackwell
Unable to come to a con-
clusion about whether to
allow a rezoning request from
Christopher and Gail Newman
without further discussion on
available legal options, the
Okeechobee City Council
agreed at their meeting Tues-
day to hold an executive ses-
sion on the matter Sept. 6 at 6
p.m. at city hall.
The session will be closed
to the public and the press.
In November 2004, the
Newmans requested a zoning
change for their property at
207 N.E. Park Street. They
requested to rezone approxi-
mately 1.64 acres of devel-
oped property from the com-
mercial heavy zoning district
(CHV) to central business
zoning district (CBD).
The report from city plan-
ner Jim LaRue said the appli-
cants were requesting the
rezoning in order to be
relieved of some of the park-
ing regulations required in. the
city's land development code.
The city council denied the
request and the Newmans
filed a lawsuit to appeal the
council's decision. The law-
suit is pending before the
Appellate Panel for the Nine-
teenth Judicial Circuit.
City Attorney John Cook
said in a letter to the council
See Session- Page 2
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Okeechobee is definitely in the dog days of summer. The thermometer at a local bank reg-
istered 101 at mid afternoon, Monday, Aug. 15.
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2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 18, 2005
News Briefs Charlie Crist's motion
held each Wednesday
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sional district, will hold office
hours on Thursday, Aug. 25, in
room 106 of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W.
Second St., from 9 until 11 a.m.
She can also be reached by
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is granted by the PSC
General Charlie Crist's motion to
intervene on behalf of Florida elec-
tric consumers and taxpayers was
formally granted, enabling him to
join in the case opposing large rate
hikes requested by the state's two
largest electric utilities. The Public
Service Commission (PSC), which
will decide the rate hike issue, noti-
fied the Attorney General that his
motion to intervene had been
Crist filed the motion to inter-
vene on Aug. 4, objecting that the
proposed rate increases by Florida
Power & Light Co. and Progress
Energy Florida, Inc. are excessive
and unjustified. The proposed rate
hikes would affect some 70 percent
of Florida's electric consumers.
Before filing the motion with the
PSC, the Attorney General was
asked to intervene by AARP and the
Florida Retail Federation on behalf
of their combined 2.7 million
members in Florida.
"We are pleased to have the
Continued From Page 1
Cook, Alvin and Mitzi Clark, Robert
Renard/Lloyd Hawthorne were
tabled until Sep. 20.
The case against Eddie James
and Sheila Neal was tabled until
Titus A. and Betty M. Sweatt
face a $25-a-day fine if their N.W
Sixth Street property is not brought
into compliance including
removal of stored lawnmowers
and equipment, and ceasing oper-
ation of a business by Sep. 18.
If Ronald F. and Mary L. Dunne
do not stop using their N.E. 120th
Street property for storage and
either remove or tag and insure
vehicles by Oct. 16, they will face a
fine of $100 day.
Maria A. Anaya was given until
Oct. 16 to remove buses and unli-
censed vehicles and otherwise
bring her N.E. 120th Street proper-
ty into compliance or face a fine of
$250 a day.
If trash, debris and an inopera-
Continued From Page 1
ing the lone dissenting vote.
Under the terms of the contract,
S which was retroactive back to July
1, teacher salaries range from
$31,400 to $51,500. Several pay
steps were combined in an effort to
alleviate disproportionate jumps
between some steps. It was this
combination of steps that some
teachers were protesting.
Union president Candy Walker
stated that 84 percent of union
members voted and they approved
__ the contract by a 2-1 margin.
The contract for classified
f employees non-instructional
opportunity to help make the case
for the people against these unwar-
ranted higher rates," said Crist.
"Florida businesses have a right to
make a profit under our free mar-
ket system, and consumers have
the right to receive a fair price
under that same system. When
that balance tilts against con-
sumers, we will not stand by quiet-
ly-we will act."
The companies' rate hike
requests follow a recent PSC deci-
sion allowing them to charge cus-
tomers to recover their repair costs
associated with last year's hurri-
The Attorney General's petition
regarding Florida Power & Light is
file/Petition to Intervene-
FP&L.pdfThe petition regarding
Progress Energy is available at:
file/Petition to Intervene-PEF.pdf
ble vehicle are not removed from
the life estate of Margaret M.
Wright/Bruce Hilshieimer by Sept.
18, the S.E. 26th Street property
will face a fine of $25 a day.
Richard Pettengill has until Sep
18 to either remove or get proper
permits for a singlewide mobile
home, or he will face a fine of $50
Michael and Billi Rainwater
were fined $25 a day for every day
their S.E. 89th Terrace property is
not in compliance. They were
cited for trash and debris, over-
growth and care of premises.
Marjorie P. Sandefur of N. W.
46th Avenue and Timmy Darrell
Palmer of N.W 46th Terrace each
have a Sept. 15 court date for either
hiring an unlicensed contractor or
doing construction work without
the proper license.
Ethel Jackson of N.E. 16th
Avenue and Gary D. Padgett of
N.W Seventh Street both face an
Aug. 22 court date for property
strewn with unlicensed vehicles,
appliances, household goods,
machinery and garbage.
employees such as bus drivers and
food service personnel that had
also been previously approved by
union members, was unanimously
approved by the school board with
Turning to other matters, the
school board acted on three items
dealing with board policy.
They approved adoption of a
board policy on assisting teachers
to become highly qualified. This
will allow the superintendent to
develop procedures to assist teach-
ers to meet the qualifications of the
No Child Left Behind Act.
The board approved an amend-
ment to the student progression
plan that set minimum attendance
for passing a course.
In addition, they agreed to
Continued From Page 1
dated Aug. 9 that he expects the
matter to be decided by Thanks-
giving. Even if the Newmans
lose, "they are not precluded
from filing an independent civil
action against the city citing arbi-
trary denial of their re-zoning
request, particularly in light of
the fact our land planning expert
and the City Zoning Board rec-
ommended approval of the
request as being consistent with
our comprehensive plan," he
Mr. Cook recommended the
council reconsider the zoning
denial from CHV to CBD for the
block containing the Newman
property, First Bank of
Indiantown and the Whidden
property excepting lots one
and two for the Brown and
Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford asked why the council did
not have an executive session to
discuss the issue instead of dis-
cussing it at an open meeting.
Mr. Cook said that executive
sessions, by statute, are primari-
ly for litigation.
Mr. Watford asked if there
aren't other times when dis-
cussing other options would be
allowed in executive session.
"We need to know what
we're facing and what the
options are. I would hate for us
to vote on any matter without
knowing what the options are. I
recommend to the council that
we discuss this in executive ses-
sion," Mr. Watford said.
Mayor James Kirk asked for a
motion to move the item to
executive session. Mr. Watford
made the motion and the coun-
cil voted in favor of it. Mr. Wat-
ford asked about procedure and
whether the council would have
to go to the zoning agency
before the zoning issue would
come back to the council.
City Administrator Brian
Whitehall said options can be
discussed in executive session
but not policies or procedures.
"The litigation is relatively
advertise an amendment to the
board policy on appointment or
employment requirements. This
proposed amendment would
require non-instructional person-
nel who have direct contract with
students or who have access to
school funds to meet level 2 screen-
ing requirements. This proposed
amendment is necessary for com-
pliance with current Florida
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper announced that
even though the total enrollment
for the school system is 7,100, as of
Friday, Aug. 12, only 6,753 students
had reported to classes.
The most absentees were at
Okeechobee High School with 136
no shows. Enrollment at the high
simple," Mr. Whitehall said.
In other business, Maureen
Burroughs, president of the
Okeechobee Main Street board,
outlined the organization's suc-
cess stories for the council and
asked for more financial help
from the city for future projects.
The city had granted Main
Street $20,000 in 2004 and the
organization asked for $20,000 a
year for three years to help with
the downtown redevelopment
plan. The agreement would be
between Okeechobee Main
Street, Inc. (OKMS), the city of
Okeechobee and the Communi-
ty Redevelopment Agency
Main Street projects listed
included the following:
A $20,000 Florida Main
Street Organization Resource
Team Grant to use in determin-
ing the needs of the downtown
A $10,000 visioning grant to
begin work on a comprehensive
.plan for the local program area.
Formation of an arts and
culture organization focused on
education and bringing cultural
events t o the community. Two
new programs will be produced
in 2006 in conjunction with the
schools and the community the-
ater. Also, a grant has been
applied for in conjunction with
Okeechobee County Schools for
$10,000 to help support a juried
Following the Main Street
presentation, the council asked
that the request be placed on the
agenda for the next council
The council went on to hold
public hearings, and voted on
multiple rezoning ordinances.
They approved on second read-
ing rezoning petitions No. 05-
006-R, submitted by Haynes and
Susan Williams; No. 05-007-R,
submitted by William and
Catherine Fagan; and proposed
Ordinance No. 906 amending
Section 82-61 of the land use
document for development in
and adjacent to a designated
They approved the first read-
ing of proposed Ordinance No.
school is 1,389. However, only
1,253 students reported to class on
The superintendent added that
there are still eight teacher posi-
In other action, the board:
-awarded a contract for renova-
tions to the band and chorus build-
ing at Okeechobee High school to
David Brooks Enterprises, Inc. in
the amount of $493,000;
-awarded a contract for lawn
care services at Okeechobee High
School to Always Green Services,
Inc. in the amount of $29,880;
increased mileage reimburse-
ment for use of personal automo-
biles from .29 cents a mile to .32
cents a mile;
approved an agreement with
907 and set Sept. 20 as a final
public hearing date on an alley
closing application, No. 76, sub-
mitted by Believer's Fellowship.
Councilman Lowry Markham
reminded the council that in the
past they have followed the poli-
cy, that if they don't build on it
within two years of an alley clos-
ing that the alley reverts back to
Phil Jones said the church is
growing and that might not be
enough time for them.
Mayor Kirk said he did not see
a problem with an extension of
The measure was approved
The council approved the first
reading of proposed Ordinance
No. 908 and set Sept. 20 as a final
reading date on an alley closing
application, No. 77, submitted
by Ronnie and Ellain Lawrence.
The council approved a 20
percent reduction in parking for
the Courthouse Plaza as request-
ed by Loris Asmussen. He said
that the size of his office requires
25 parking spaces and there is
space for only 20.
"Five spaces are needed on
Northwest Fifth Street," he said.
The council instructed the
city attorney to begin foreclosure
proceedings as recommended
by the Code Enforcement Board
on property belonging to Joe
and Johnny Mae Brown and Mrs.
Brown's daughters, Gloria and
The council approved a
change order regarding the
Roadway Improvement Project
from APAC Southeast for an
asphalt paving job they complet-
ed for the city. The change order
was for a net increase of contract
amount of $20,199.44 over the
original contract amount of
Mr. Whitehall said the reason
for the increase was that it took
more asphalt than originally
planned to complete the work.
The next city council meeting
will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, at
city hall and will immediately fol-
low the first public hearing of the
2005-06 budget that starts at 5:01
Florida Atlantic University to imple-
ment the student teaching program
for the fall 2005 semester;
received school improvement
plans for Yearling Middle School,
Osceola Middle School, New
Endeavor High School and the
Department of Juvenile Justice pro-
approved an after school day-
care program at Everglades Ele-
appointed Vanessa McAllister
as assistant principal at Central Ele-
mentary School; and,
made minor revisions to per-
sonnel allocation for the 2005-06
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City Administrator Brian Whitehall.
The two largest portions of the
-- city's expenditures are for law
enforcement and fire protection,
S with $1,528,934 projected for law
enforcement and $1,084,498 for fire
protection. The budgeted increase
-" over last year's projected budget is
- $39,166 for law enforcement and
$28,433 for fire protection.
The expenditures for road and
street facilities are projected at
$943,620 for 2005/06, a $31,313
increase over tl
projections of $9
ditures is project
to $128,795, a
$139,800 to $:
increase. The Ci
tures will go
$157,077, a $3,2
cial Services wil
to $190,141, a
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to $80,450, a $3,
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he previous year's will go from $78,262 to $85,000, a
)12,307. $6,738 increase.
of the city's expen- Anticipated revenues total
acted to increase in $5,030,882 for 2005/06. After sub-
$ 10,000. Legislative tracing the projected expenditures,
11 go from $127,524 the city expects to have about
$1,271 increase. $257,629 left over.
ditures will go from Mayor James Kirk said the extra
143,057, a $3,257 funds available would allow the city
Clerks expend to do something good for their
ity Clerk's expendi- employees. He proposed an across-
from $153,837 to the-board percentage increase for
?40 increase. Finan- all employees above the 1.5- per-
i go from $187,039 cent step increase they anticipate.
$3,102 increase. Councilman Lowry Markham
ill go from $84,156 asked to see a breakdown of indi-
706 decrease. Vehi- vidual employee salaries with the
)jects fund transfer additional amount given in incre-
ments of 2 percent, 4 percent, 6 per-
cent, and so forth, before agreeing
S* to how much of a percentage
increase to give.
"A person could get a $5,000
increase in a year. That is a lot of
money," he said.
Councilman Dowling Watford
said he would like to see something
go back to the taxpayers and sug-
gested that. the council look at cut-
ting back on the mill rate.
"We have a responsibility to our
employees, but we also have a
responsibility to the taxpayers and
citizens. It is a nice problem to
have," he said. "The millage rate this
year is expected to generate a good
amount of money... My suggestion
is to consider the citizens with a half-
He asked if it was possible to
O Q lower the mill rate. Councilman
a m Markham suggested they see what
e rs a decrease would do.
The proposed mill rate for next
year is 7.1899, the same as the
2004/05 rate. One mill equals $1 for
each $1,000 of assessedvalue.
Mayor Kirk said that with the cost
of living going up, pointing to the
increasing cost of gas at the pumps,
he would recommend a 5 percent
*- amount be given to the employees.
o -US -
"You do the best you can and try
to be as fair as you can," he said.
The proposed beginning fund
balance for 2005/06 is $4,880,237,
up $950,004 from the 2004/05 pro-
posed budget figure of $3,921,233.
According to Mr. Whitehall, the
fund balance is the equity the city
has. The council says they need to
keep an adequate amount, but
have not set a formal amount.
In preparing for the budget
workshop, Mr. Whitehall said he
met with department heads on their
individual department budgets.
They shorted capital improvements
but have about $50,000 earmarked
for equipment and capital improve-
ments in the proposed budget.
He said he wants to recommend
that the council do a handicap
accessibility feasibility study but did
not get the cost of one yet. He also
wants to get the city's PA system
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completely refurbished, pointing to
volume control and feedback prob-
lems. He said there are a lot of issues
associated with the $9,000 project-
Mr. Whitehall said he included
fire department salaries in with their
projected budget, even though the
staff recently joined a union. They
aren't at a point of collective bar-
gaining yet and the city and firemen
will deal with that situation when it
arises and will have to work around
the budget issues, Mr. Whitehall
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 18,200,.
Centers to participate in food program
Travis Butts registered his plea of innocence with the state-
ment on his tee-shirt after he was one of the first young-
sters to 'dunk the doctor' at the dunk tank just outside the
American Legion Hall on Saturday morning. The dunk tank
and other outside activities were set up as part of the health
fair which was sponsored by Florida Community Health
Care Centers. Information booths were set up for visitors to
have questions answered and gather information from
healthcare providers and professionals at the fair.
East Coast Migrant Head
Start 1 and 2 along with Ten-
dercare Daycare and
Preschool Inc. announce
there participation in the
U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture's Child Care Food Pro-
gram. Meals will be available
at no separate charge to
enrolled children at these
Parents/guardians of chil-
dren eligible for free and reduce
priced meals must complete
application. Eligibility informa
includes the number and nat
of all household members, so
security number of the a(
household member signing
Household Income for free meals Reduced-priced meals
Annual Monthly Bi-monthly Annual Monthly Bi-monthly
1 12,441 1,037 519 17,705 1,476 738
2 16,679 1,390 695 23,736 1,978 989
3 20,917 1,744 872 29,767 2,841 1,241
4 25,155 2,097 1,049 35,798 2,984 1,492
5 29,393 2,450 1,225 41,829 3,486 1,743
6 33,631 2,803 1,402 47,860 3,989 1,995
7 37,869 3,156 1,578 53,891 4,491 2,246
8 42,107 3,509 1,755 59,922 4,994 2,497
Each additional member of family add
4,238 354 177 6,031 503 252
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Florida Community Health Centers (FCHC) family practice
doctor Jesus Groso, volunteered to assist with the com-
munity health fair booth which was set up to greet visitors
at the American Legion Hall Post 64 on Saturday. Missy
McNabb, the committee chair who helped to coordinate
the fair was also on hand as was FCHC center manager,
The following indidildals were
arrested on felony or 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-
Charles James Roberts, III, 19,
S.E. 108th Drive, Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 12 by Deputy Richard
Durfee on a charge of possession of
a controlled substance. His bond
was set at $1,500.
Shannon Keith Rosemann,
24, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Aug.
13 by Officer R. Cale on a charge of
carrying a concealed firearm. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Raymundo Sanchez, 35, S.W.
22nd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 13 by the OCPD on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Travis Aaron Mixon, 21, Allap-
attah Road, Indiantown, was
arrested Aug. 13 by Deputy Eddie
Baker on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
Justin Lee Bellamy, 19, N.E.
44th Trace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 13 by Deputy Randy
Thomas on a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond was'
set at $500.
Wallace Jennings Clay, 20,
S.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 13 by the OCSO on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $500.
Juan Bravo, 42, Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 13 by Deputy
Randy Thomas on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His bond
was set at $500.
Phillip Reynolds, 25, Center
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug.
14 by Deputy Adrian Rogers on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with grand theft. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Omecimo Zavate, 39, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 14 by
the OCPD on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set at
Felipe Baltazar, 28, Okee-
chobee; was arrested Aug. 14 by
the OCPD on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set at
Shirley Ann Alexander, 43,
N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 12 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on an. Okeechobee County,
warrant charging her with petit
theft third offense. Her bond was
set at $2,500.
Ranada Latrail Smith, 25,
N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 12 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on a warrant charging Smith
with felony battery prior convic-
tion. Smith's bond was set at
Stalin Flowers, 49, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 12 by Deputy William
Patricia A. Rogers
Patricia A. Rogers, age 73, of
Okeechobee died Tuesday, Aug.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, George and Louise;
husband, Robert; son, James.
Survivors include: children, Dan
(Diane), Sue (Curly) Johnson, Tom
Rogers, John (Amy), Jeff (Ginny),
Paul (Debbie) Rogers; daughter in
law, Liz Rogers; 12 grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren;, sister,
Lila Rogers; many nieces, nephews
Interment will be at Crystal
Memorial services will be held
Saturday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. with
-visitation starting at 10 at Wash-
burn-McRevy Robbinsdale Chapel,
7239 W. Broadway.
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warrant charging him with failure
of a sexual offender to report to the
Department of Safety and Motor
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Christopher C. Miller, 19, S.R.
78 W, Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 12 by Deputy William Suggs
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with third degree
grand theft. His bond was set at
Christopher Hughey, 20, N.E.
168th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 12 by Deputy Gary John-
son on two counts of battery on
detention staff. His bond has not
Felipe Baltazar, 28, N.W. 42nd
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested on
Aug. 14 by Deputy P. Massung on
Okeechobee County warrants
charging him with driving while
license suspended felony; viola-
tion of probation two counts of
driving while license suspended
with knowledge (misdemeanor);
violation of probation driving
under the influence (misde-
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TIMES HAVE CHANGED: I am not a teacher and my children are
grown. I think the days of three months off during the summer for chil-
dren and teachers are long gone. They no longer get out before Memo-
rial Day and start back after Labor Day. Teachers are compensated very
little if you consider how many children are in a class. Not only are they
teaching our children each day, they are responsible for their care dur-
ing the day. If you were to calculate their true worth by the hour-
teaching, child care, etc. per child, there is no way any of us could
afford them-perhaps, $31,000 per child!
MORE CODE ENFORCEMENT NEEDED: I was reading the paper
today and code enforcement officers didn't have but 16 cases. I know
they have driven down the street through Whispering Pines. Every
house on that street could be written up for junk cars sitting in yards,
people living in a house that has been condemned by FEMA and filth
everywhere. Our county commissioners should be ashamed of them-
selves for letting it get this bad. We know who they are, so just remem-
ber when it's time to vote again and who not to vote for, next time.
Maybe we can get someone in there who can do their job. Clean it up
or get someone in there who can get the job done.
STILL ANGRY: I'd like to know how the new owner or owners can
live with themselves when they do all this. To make people move that
have been here all their lives, and have no other place to go, and can't
afford to move, and to destroy historical landmarks. Those cabins are
in better shape today than half the new houses built. And can still be
used to pay their way through fisherman and others. Who sold it out
from under them? I guess someone who needed money bad, or has so
much they don't know what to do with it. If they have so much money
why don't they feed the hungry and help the poor? They'd surely get
more out of it. I feel sorry for who ever it is. May the lord forgive you, no
one on earth will.
PRESIDENT'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Since the president has taken
office he hasn't done much for our country. Here are some of Presi-
dent Bush's top accomplishments: 1.) The bottom fell out of the stock
market; 2.) 9/11 happened under Bush. Why was the pilot able to fly
around the towers before crashing into them? Why wasn't he
stopped?; 3.) Declaring war on Iraq our boys and girls are getting
killed everyday. Our government says it is to stop terrorism, but it's
funny there were no weapons of mass destruction found, and bin
Laden is still free; 4.) He is trying to bankrupt Social Security; and, 5.)
While Bush and Cheney are making a fortune with the price of crude
oil going up, people who make minimum wage will not be able to
afford gasoline or food. Truckers will-have to raise their rates because
of the price of diesel fuel. Citizens, please write your senators or con-
gressmen they have the power to change this crude oil situation.
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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.
Openings available for gun class
Joe Hazellief and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave., will hold a gun safety class on Sept. 1, starting at 7 p.m.
Openings are still available. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
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.
Labor Day Festival scheduled
The annual Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3-5 in Flagler
Park from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. Among the festivities planned
is the Chamber of Commerce hometown barbecue, arts and drafts
booths and food specialties. Please join Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce for an exciting weekend. Applications are avail-
able at the Chamber. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
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Letter to the Editor
I am outraged
(Editor's Note: Following is a
letter that was sent to each
member of the Okeechobee
County School Board. The board
on Tuesday, Aug. 16, voted to
accept the new contract.)
I want to express to you my
dismay, anger and disappoint-
ment with the proposed salary
schedule that is being offered to
the teachers on Monday for rati-
fication. I find it hard to believe
that such a proposal is seriously
being considered, and I wanted
to express my outrage to you.
I have been an employee in
the Okeechobee County Public
School system for 19 years. I
have never received anything
other than exemplary evalua-
tions in the time that I have been
working at Okeechobee High
I have been involved in lead-
ership and in improving the way
in which students learn and can
achieve. I have developed brand
new classes that have been
introduced into the curriculum
at the high school, including the
Advanced Placement classes
that are offered through the
Social Studies Department. I am
a National Board certified
teacher, and I have been nomi-
nated as Teacher of the Year by
my colleagues twice in the
course of my career.
In short, I have gone well
above and beyond what is
expected of me professionally as
a teacher in the county, and I
have done everything that I have
been asked to do that is beyond
It is in this light that I am out-
raged by the proposal to place
teachers with 19 years experi-
ence in the position that they will
now have to work an additional
three or more years to reach a
goal that should have been
attained this year.
It is even more outrageous
that a person with 20 years expe-
rience moves into the position of
making over $50,000, and
because I lack 12 months of
experience I will make signifi-
I know that your argument
will be that the jump from
$41,030 to $48,050 was never
promised to us, and that in effect
I am getting a raise of over
$2,000. I disagree with this argu-
ment. I have never, in the time I
have been in this county, seen an
employee that will go from an
older schedule to a newer one
and rrrake less money.
I feel that both the school
board and the teachers' union
have broken faith with the teach-
ers, and that this will cause
much dissatisfaction and disap-
pointment among teachers. It
will take me longer to get to the
top than a teacher with one
more year experience than
myself, and that one fact alone is
what makes this whole situation
seem so absurd.
I understand that the salary
schedule has been skewed for a
long time and is in need of revi-
sion. That being said, I don't
think that its fair to single out a
group of teachers that have
devoted their professional lives
to the system and its children
and expect that they would be
fairly compensated by a salary
schedule that promised a jump
to a decent wage, and then
'expect those teachers to happily
sacrifice what they have worked
so hard to reach to correct a
problem that is not of their cre-
I think it is significant that
those who are making this deci-
sion are not being asked to make
such a similar sacrifice them-
I urge you to reject this pro-
posed salary schedule and
return to the negotiating table to
reach a more equable decision
for all teachers.
Eddie J. Matchett
Social Studies teacher
Okeechobee High School
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863)
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly, support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okee-
chobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The
meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information
or to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free
respite care is available for your loved one while you are in group at
Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For
information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides
an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, informa-
tion and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863-7467-2321.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie
Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 orJuana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be
at noon. Women should bring business cards and information to
promote their business. The meeting provides networking oppor-
tunities for women in business and is open to the public. No mem-
bership is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at
(800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special to the Okeechobee News/Historical Society
C.D. Clements, father of Dozier Clements (shown in the
center) and Marcus Clements. The senior Clements
owned land in what is now known Okeechobee County
before it became a county in 1917. Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citi-
zens?.If so, bring 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 photo and information about the
photo to email@example.com.
Regions Bank hosts Coffee Klatch
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Regions Bank, 305 N.E. Park St., on Aug. 18. All Chamber mem-
bers and guests are invited. Refreshments will be served. For
information, call (863) 763-5535.
Business women's luncheon planned
Okeechobee business women will hold a networking lunch-
eon Aug. 19 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.
Networking will start at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be at noon.
Bring your friends and let them feel the power of networking.
Bring flyers brochures and a give-away. Come see our web site in
progress thanks to Cindy Burnett. For information, contact Robin
Delgado at www.tractortrailercrash.com.
Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, Aug. 19, at noon at the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited to attend. For information,
call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.
Church planning trip
The Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church is sponsoring a
trip to Orlando to see the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes on Sat-
urday, Dec. 10. The bus will leave the church at 200 N.W Third
Street at 8 a.m. The performance is at 11 a.m. The cost is $65 per
person. For reservations, call Fran at (863) 357-1713. Payment is
due before Aug. 21.
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 stu-
dents. The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be
showcased on Saturday and the American Miniature Horse Asso-
ciation classes will be highlighted on Sunday. Halter (conforma-
tion) Classes will be held in the mornings and Performance
(jumping, obstacle and driving) Classes will be held in the after-
noon. 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 Sun-
day, 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) 763-2950.
Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday,
Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate
and share information regarding services for children and their
families. The guest speakers will be Rebecca and Olga from the
Social Security office. For information, call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Main Street group to meet
Main Street of Okeechobee will hold a general membership
meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24, at noon at Beef O'Brady's Restau-
rant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Members and the general public are wel-
come. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-
Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties 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 fol-
lowing the coalition meeting.
Library group to discuss summer reads
The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet
Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room, 206 S.W. 16th
St. The group will discuss favorite summer reads and also choose
the books to be read for fall. For information, call Jan Fehrman at
The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 18,2005
The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 18,2005
OTHER AREA NEWS
Recruits complete extrication training
By Eva Cain
Special to the Okeechobee News
Twenty-eight new recruits of
the Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue
reviewed tactics necessary to
perform vehicle extrications.
They received hands-on experi-
ence utilizing various Holmaltro
emergency rescue equipment to
pull apart several cars donated
by Jim's Parts Place, Inc. located
at 220 NE 14th Avenue in Okee-
chobee. This is one of the many
training exercises included in
their rigorous eight week depart-
mental orientation program as
they prepare to graduate from
the Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue.
Recruits have participated in
classroom and practical evolu-
tions throughout the training
-A special thank you goes to
Mr. Doug Martin, Owner/Opera-
tor of Jim's Parts Place, Inc. for
his donation of the vehicles used
by the firefighters in this training.
Mr. Martin's generosity has
proved to be a vital training
resource for area fire depart-
ments. His support is greatly
appreciated and is sure to benefit
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Eva Cain
Firefighter/Medic Michael Hopkins observes recruit Willie Weeks utilizing the Holmatro
large ram to spread the vehicle.
CAFTA will hurt, but won't stop U.S.S.C.
By Mark Young
Special to the Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON The recent pas-
sage of the Central American Free
Trade Act (CAFTA) will have a far-
reaching impact on the American
agricultural-industry, including U.S.
Proponents of free trade agree-
ments like CAFTA argue that the
international market opens up for
U.S. farmers and presents better
buying opportunities for U.S. con-
sumers. But opponents of such
free trade acts argue that it costs
American jobs when the agricul-
tural industry is forced to look at
ways to be more competitive with
the foreign market.
U.S. Sugar Vice President
Robert Coker said U.S. Sugar has
already suffered under previous
free trade acts.
"Since the 30s we have tried not
to be subject to unfair foreign com-
petition," said Mr. Coker. "It's been
Very popular to prorno[ti l'-e ti.id't,
but I don't think our country had
done well in presenting exactly
what our agenda is."
Mr. Coker said negotiators on
the other side know exactly what
their agenda is and know exactly
what they are after in terms of
exploiting the American market.
But this country appears to have no
set agenda other than promoting
free trade for the sake of promoting
"As a result of that attitude, we
will see continued huge failures
like NAFTA (North American Free
Trade Agreement), as CAFTA will
Mr. Coker said U.S. Sugar will
likely lose 110 tons of sugar to the
CAFTA companies, on top of the
100 tons already lost to the World
Trade Organization (WTO) and an
additional 25 tons that wvere lost to
Mexican sugar growers from
CAFTA narrowly passed
through Congress by one vote and
Mr. Coker said he hopes it is an ear-
mark that this nation's political fig-
ures are recognizing that these free
trade agreements need much
"There are as many as 20 bi-lat-
eral trade agreements that could,
follow CAFTA," said Mr. Coker.
"What is the U.S. agenda? We saw
a very divided Congress who want-
ed to see a lot more information on
this agreement that was provided.
We are very disappointed in the
passage of CAFTA and the premise
that these agreements have some-
thing to dowith national security."
Mr. Coker said that any amount
of product taken away from a busi-
ness that specializes in high vol-
ume with a low margin is going to
have an impact.
"I've basically lost 20 percent of
my business to these agreements,"
he said. "I'm in a high volume, low
margin business and when you
take away 20 percent of my pro-
duction, it hurts."
Mr. Coker wouldn't expand on
what CAFTA and other farm bill
measures may do to the compa-
ny's employees, but said, "We've
made fundamental changes in our
corporation over the last four years.
We are operating today very effi-
ciently and are finding other ways
to be more efficient, but some of
those things are around the edges."
U.S. Sugar has been trotting the
globe in search of more efficient
means of operation and according
to Mr. Coker, that journey is now
"We are done looking," he said.
"We've ordered equipment, a long
list of major pieces, which are
being built as we speak all over the
world. You will be seeing this
equipment come by barge, being
unloaded off the lake, by train and
by truck. This Clewiston project is
,one of the largest industrial manu-
facturing projects underway today
in the United States."
Mr. Coker said U.S. Sugar is fully
committed to implanting their new
."It's big for Clewiston," he said.
"And this new factory will bring us
the ability to survive where we
keep the. low cost of production of
sugar in the United States."
The plant is currently in phase
construction. The Bryant Mill Plant
will operate through two more
production cycles and will then be
"By the 07-08 production cycle,
all of our sugar will be processed in
Clewiston," said Mr. Coker. "We
are expanding our refinery where
all the raw sugar and all the
processes of making and market-
ing our sugar will be done in
Mr. Coker would not elaborate
on the cost of the project and when
asked what U.S. Sugar's financial
investment is into the new project,
would only say, '"A lot."
Glades County Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the Florida Highway
Patrol, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission or the.
Department of Corrections (DOC).
*Brandy Yorke, 26, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 4 by
Deputy Bryan Enderle on a Glades
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation. She was
released on a $2,500 cash bond.
Paul Jorgensen, 53, St. Augus-
tine, was arrested Aug. 7 by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on a charge of driv-
ing while license suspended. He
was released on a $4,999 surety
David Gordon, 33, Fort Myers,
was arrested Aug. 7 by Deputy
Holly Ramsey on a Hendry County
warrant. He was released on a
Jennifer Carver, 34, Moore
Haven, was arrested Aug. 8 by Sgt.
Mike Pepitone on a charge of driv-
ing while license suspended -
habitual offender. She was
released on a $750 surety bond.
* Steven Brown; 30, Moore
Haven, was arrested Aug. 9 by Sgt.
Mike Pepitone on a charge of bat-
tery. He was released on a $4,999
Richard Facchiano, 63, Muse,
was arrested Aug. 9 by Capt. Paul
lezzi on a charge of assault on a
law enforcement officer. He was
released on a $5,000 surety bond.
Peter Molo, 52, Moore Haven,
was arrested Aug. 9 by Sgt. Mike
Pepitone on two Hendry County
warrants. He is being held in lieu of
Jeremy Beecham, 22, Lake-
port, was arrested .Aug. 9 by
Deputy Shannon McGrory on a
Glades County warrant charging
him with violation of probation. He
is being held without bond.
Oran Cornegia, 50, Reddick,
was arrested Aug. 10 by Deputy
Leslie Fuce on a charge of driving
under-the influence. He is being
held in lieu of $500 bond.
Virginia Garner, 20, Alva, was
arrested Aug. 11 by Detective Steve
Harris on a charge of possession of
methamphetamine and no valid
driver's license. She is being held in
lieu of $10,500 bond.
Michael Harris, 41, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 11 by
Deputy Holly Ramsey on a charge
of driving while license suspended.
He was released on a $10,000 sure-
Rodney Bowser, 35, LaBelle,
was arrested Aug. 11 by Deputy
Robert Davis on charges of hit and
run, driving under the influence
and resisting arrest without vio-
lence. He is being held in lieu of
*, George Hernandez, 43,
Moore Haven, was arrested Aug.
11 by DOC Probation Officer Carol
Winn on two warrants charging
him with violation of probation. He
is being held without bond.
Norris Bloodsaw, 56, Fort
Lauderdale, was arrested Aug. 12
by Deputy Jason Griner 'on a war-
rant charging him with delinquent
child support. He is being held in
lieu of $510 bond.
Jessica Amezquita, 23, Moore
Haven, was arrested Aug. 12 by
Deputy Leslie Fuce on a charge of
criminal mischief. She was
released on a $2,500 surety bond.
Matthew Pope, '21, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 12 by
Deputy Jason Griner on a Glades
County warrant charging him with
violation of probation. He is being
held without bond.
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.
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wants impact fees
By Patty Brant
Special to the Okeechobee News
As of October 1, Hendry Coun-
ty hopes to take a big step toward
preparing for the growth that
everyone agrees is already in
progress. At their August 9 regular
meeting, county commissioners
agreed to set the county's first
impact fees, covering road and
educational infrastructure, at 100
percent of the recommended rate.
The ordinance to implement
impact fees is expected to come
up for a vote at the county com-
mission's September 13 meeting
in Clewiston. All five county com-
missioners agreed that impact fees
are essential in order to make
development pay for itself. The
only contentious issue was the
level at which to implement those
fees. In the end, the vote was 3-2 to
impose the full amount.
For both cities of LaBelle and
Clewiston the contentious issue
has been the level. However, at
their regular meeting on August
11, LaBelle's city commission also
opted to impose the full amount.
The LaBelle commission had
favored phasing in those fees.
County Grants and Special Projects
Director'Ron Zimmerly appeared
at the LaBelle City Commission
meeting and also responded to the
cities' concerns in writing.
Mr. Zimmerly was to attend
Clewiston's city commission
meeting Monday, August 15, to
field any questions from the east-
ern side of the county at that time.
The county has been wrestling
with implementing impact fees
since 2003, seeking input from
both cities. In fact, the county did
incorporate the trip methodology
suggested by the cities into the
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy
shared concerns that in addition to
forcing development to pay for
growth, the suggested fees would
also impose a burden on locals -
for instance, a long time resident
who builds a new home would be
subject to them. He also felt the
county should foster a more posi-
tive relationship with the cities.
favored the cities' view of imple-
menting impact fees beginning at,
50 percent, then phasing in larger
percentages over time. He felt it
would cost a little, but would result
in the benefit of unified fees and
improved relations with the cities.
Commissioner McCarthy was con-
cerned about the signal the county
might send to the cities if, after see-
ing their input, the county did not
heed their advice.
Commissioner Bill Maddox
pointed out that "we're behind the
eight ball" adding that impact fees
are a "bitter pill" but one that has
to be taken. He also noted that any
plan to phase in impact fees at a
lesser percentage is "totally
impractical." Delaying impact fees
for several years would only render
it impossible for infrastructure to
catch up with growth.
Commissioner Darrell Harris
agreed, saying that other counties
found it was a mistake to phase
impact fees in.
When the vote was taken, Mad-
dox made the motion to approve
the 100 percent structure, Com-
missioner Harris seconded, and
Commissioner Janet Taylor joined
them to pass it. Commissioners
McCarthy and Bo Pelham dissent-
The cities are not required to
set their impact fees at the same
rate* as the county's, but they are
being urged to for the sake of uni-
At the LaBelle City Commission
meeting, Mr. Zimmerly explained
that impact fees cannot be waived
in areas like LaBelle's downtown
historic district and Clewiston's
CRA one of the items both cities
would have liked to see in the ordi-
nance. However, they may be able
to use a similar mechanism as Col-
lier County, which pays the fee for
qualified target industries.
The Hendry County Enterprise
Zone may also offer one avenue
for mitigating some impact fees.
The zone is currently being
renewed for ten years.
Once implemented, road
impact fees collected would be
split between the county and City
of LaBelle (42 percent for the
county; 52 percent for the City of
LaBelle) and 50/50 between the
county and the City of Clewiston.
These splits are based on the miles
of collector and arterial roads in
each city and in the county.
City of LaBelle commissioners
unanimously approved imple-
menting the road impact fees and
educational impact fees at 100 per-
cent, but look forward to working
with the county on any unresolved
The City of Clewiston remains
in favor of phasing in impact fees,
according to City Clerk Iva Pittman.
At 100 percent of the proposed
figures, impact fees would
increase the cost of an average sin-
gle family detached home by
$2,490; attached housing unit
$1,526; multi-family unit $1,729;
mobile home $1,252. Rates for
businesses range from $478 for a
mini warehouse to $14,094 for a
fast food restaurant.
Educational impact fees are
also part of this initial vote.
The educational impact fee
schedule is as follows: $5,100.63
for a single family house; Multi-
family unit: $4,192.73; mobile
home in a mobile home park
$2,314.83. These impact fees also
passed with a vote of 4-1. Commis-
sioner McCarthy was the lone dis-
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LOS ANGELES -According
to the American Cancer Society,
an estimated 232,090 new cases
of prostate cancer will be diag-
nosed this year and approxi-
mately 30,350 men will die from
this disease. Early detection of
prostate cancer is a critical part
of' reducing the number of
deaths that are caused by
prostate cancer, the second
most common type of cancer
found in American men.
Timothy Wilson, M.D., direc-
tor of Urology and Urologic
Oncology at City of Hope Cancer
Center in Los Angeles, empha-
sizes that prevention and early
detection can reduce the risk of
prostate cancer and improve
treatment outcomes for those
who are diagnosed with the dis-
"The exact cause of prostate
cancer is unknown but risk of its
development is associated with
age, family, history, race, envi-
ronmental exposure and certain
nutritional deficiencies," says Dr. prostate cancer especially
/ilson. "Prostate cancer is often African Americans or men who
called a 'silent disease' because have close family members with
frequently develops without prostate cancer should con-
bvious symptoms." sider beginning-these tests at an
When symptoms are present, earlier age.
ey may include some of the Prevention is the best way to
allowing: reduce the risk of prostate can-
* Weak flow of urine. cer. Men should take proactive
* Frequent or painful urina- measures to live free of the dis-
on. ease. Dr. Wilson suggests the fol-
* Blood in the urine or lowing:
.men. Eat a balanced diet, high in
* Pain in the lower back, fruits and vegetables and low in
elvis or uooer thighs. fat.
Dr. Wilson recommends that
all men over the age of 50 visit
their physician for a yearly exam.
This exam should include:
Discussion about risk fac-
tors and possible symptoms.
Digital rectal examination
(DRE) to detect irregularities of
Prostate specific antigen
(PSA) blood test.
Men who are at high risk for
Watch your weight, and
Limit alcohol consumption.
Know the risk factors and
be aware of changes in your
See a physician for a yearly
For information about
prostate cancer research and
treatment at City of Hope Cancer
Center, call (800) 826-HOPE or
Red Cross needs
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Red Cross seeks
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 disas-
ter, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross -
Okeechobee Branch by calling
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to
offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer
free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for
a free ultrasound, parenting classes
and abstinence education. Operat-
ing hours are from 10 a.mn. until 4
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday. We are located at
1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy
test please call (863) 763-8859.
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a
service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identify
children up to 21 years of age,
who may need special education
services. The primary focus is on
3- and 4-year-old children not yet
in a school setting. Child Find
provides free screenings on
speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie
Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
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S.E. Second St. has used handi-
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walkers, portable toilets, crutch-
es, canes, etc. Anyone requiring
the use of such equipment is
welcome to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 18, 2005
Local JROTC cadets excel at Camp Blanding
By Loma Jablonski
On July 16 thirteen highly
motivated members of the
JROTC of Okeechobee High
School traveled to the Florida
Army National Guard Training
Center at Camp Blanding near
Starke for a seven day Army
JROTC Cadet Leadership Chal-
lenge. When the cadets arrived at
Camp Blanding they were
processed and assigned to units
where they were mixed with over
a thousand cadets from other
schools throughout Florida.
This grueling challenge
included activities such as com-
pleting ari obstacle course, rap-
pelling off a 20-foot tower, partici-
pating in a leadership reaction
course, wilderness survival train-
ing, rock climbing, water sur-
vival/safety and land navigation.
The cadets also attended drug
demand reduction, math and sci-
ence classes that were taught
from a practical and applicable
point of view.
All of the Okeechobee cadets
received awards for rappelling,
orienteering, physical fitness and
The JROTC program at Okee-
chobee High School is led by Col.
Laurence Saucier. For informa-
tion on this group, contact Col.
Saucier at (863) 462-5069.
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Cadet Jonathan Johnson (front) led
s platoon in constructing a rope bridge at the Cadet
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Cadet Matthew Parrott (left) is congratulated by Col. Laurence Saucier for negotiating a 20
foot wall at the Army's JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at Camp Blanding in Starke.
Service Club Briefs
The Sons of the American
Legion will host a steak dinner for a
$9 donation, Sunday, Aug. 21, from
3 until 6 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second
St. The menu will consist of steak,
baked, potato, salad, roll, dessert
and coffee or tea.
e Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos served from 11 a.m, until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from 1 until p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held ever) Saturday
and Sunday night sirtjnig at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p:An'
e There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
ing at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Starting in September, euchre
will be on Monday and Wednesday
and will start at 6 p.m. Everyone is
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo .at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
e Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be available.
e First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
Call the AERIE for other
events, (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet at
(863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner at
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact WM. Margaret at (863)
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge.
e Meals served Wednesdays,
and Fridays from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
and on Saturdays from 6:30 until 8
p.m. Call the lodge to see what they
Saturday night: karaoke from
7 p.m. until ?
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day nights, meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
Friday nights there will be
music for dancing from 7 p.m. until
? Call the lodge to see who is play-
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Aug. 18: Volunteer party start-
ing at 7 p.m. The lodge wants to
show appreciation to all the volun-
teers that keep the lodge running.
Aug. 27: WO.T.M. will serve a
chicken and noodle dinner from 5
until 7:15 p.m. bring the family and
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Sunday: Live entertainment
featuring: Lisa, Dawn and Donnie
sometimes together, sometimes
not, but always good music and
Thursday: bar bingo has been
Monday: bar bingo for mem-
bers only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be
Friday evenings: food, fun and
Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
races; dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for menu
Aug. 23: business meeting.
e Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 30.0
N.W. 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137 Okeechobee
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
Every Wednesday during sea-
son karaoke will be held from 5
until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
Sunday: a dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m. and fol-
lowed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 ,S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
"Womenless Wedding" will
be performed on Labor Day, Sept.
5. The wedding will start at 3 p.m.
All females in the wedding will be
played by men. See your com-
mander as Nellie Clampett, brides-
maid; imagine Al Crank as Lulu
Jasper, the flower girl. Food will be
prepared by chefs Morgan and
Ritchie. The menu will be hot dogs,
chili dogs, hamburgers, cheese-
burgers and baked beans. Eat all
you want for a donation. No take
outs will be available on this day.
Food will be served from 12:30
until 3 p.m.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, men's auxiliary or Am-Vets;
there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
o Post meetings are held on the I
second and fourth Saturday of the d I A
month beginning at 10 a.m. The W g a u g h
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at (863)
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start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
e Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music
and dancing will be at 7 p.m..
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big screen TV
e Call (863) 763-2308 for the
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Tickets are now on sale for
the Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.) volleyball team's "Cow
Pie Bingo" fundraiser. The cost is
$10 per ticket and will be avail-
able until Aug. 25. Tickets can
be purchased from all volleyball
team members. All proceeds
will benefit the volleyball pro-
gram at O.H.S. For information
contact coach George May at
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride,
respect, spirit and unity among
the O.H.S. players and student
body, staff, coaches, families and
the business community.
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited
to join. Bronze membership is
$300; silver membership is $600;
gold membership is $900; and,
platinum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each member-
ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
* into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brah-
man head football coach Chris
Branham at (863) 462-5050.
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman
games with .the exception of
state-sponsored activities such
as bowl games, jamborees or
Reserved seats entitle the
holder to admission to all home
Brahman football games. The
cost of the reserved seats is $40
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike
Radebaugh at (863) 462-5025.
Soccer sign ups
to begin Aug. 22
Registration -for the Okee-
chobee County Parks & Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held Monday-Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sign-ups will start Monday,
Aug. 22, and end Friday, Sept. 2.
All sign-ups will be held at the
recreation department office,
309 N.W. Second St.
The registration fee is $25 per
child. Parents will need to pres-
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ent a copy of their child's birth
certificate at the time of registra-
tion. The child's age as of Dec.
31, 2005, will determine their
Age divisions will be: 14 and
under; 12 and under; 10 and
under; 8 and under; and, 6 and
The minimum number of
participants in each age division
is 30 players.
Games will be played locally,
and will start Oct. 1 and end
For information, call the
recreation department at (863)
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 12,
through Thursday, Aug. 18, are as
Theatre I "Wedding Crashers"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10
Theatre II "Bewitched" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Dukes of Hazzard"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 arid 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-
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. Aves-
sel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is
not restricted to veterans. Call the
Post at (863) 763-2950.
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We practice on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S. 441 N. Join us in singing some
old time songs and community
entertainment. We are looking to
expand .our group. Good clean fun
and a great sound are our objec-
tives. For information, call (863)
763-0175 or (863) 467-6347.
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The hos-
pital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, a
push lawnmower, gardening uten-
sils and laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the above
items is asked to call (863) 763-
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage. Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
2 PERSON PADDLE BOAT
Found floating in Taylor's
Creek, call to identify
BLACK SCHNAUZER, Little
"Buddy" & PIT MIX, Brown
"Roxy". Dearly mixed. Please
BULLS (2) one black, one dark
brown. Approx lyr old. Last
seen vic. of Otter Creek. Son
misses dearly (863)467-1578
BABY GIRL CLOTHES, 0-6tmo,
shoes & etc. Call for details.
BLACK MIX CHOW- female, 6
mos old, great disposition,
very friendly, to good home
CUR & RED NOSED PIT- 8,
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MONTH OF AUGUST'05
Furniture, Household, Etc.
Taylor Creek Lodge 441
Follow the Signs
CORKY & MARY RISLEY are
looking for David Mendez if
anyone knows how to con-
tact call (863)675-0885
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
$4000 TO $6000
Join a national effort to
assist in the enrollment
of the new part D pre-
scription drug plan
for retirees on Medicare.
Duties include education
and distribution of part D
You will work in pharma-
cies and senior centers
in your local area.
Training is provided call
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A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
DO NOT CALL
ED: Drug free work place.
Lic. a Must (863)634-7528
Full time 401K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Basic computer skills
Apply South East milk
1l05wn Park St. Okee
At F6ed Mill, Computer
exp. needed, Benefits
Available. Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.
exp. needGreat benefits
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
Must be 25+ w/valid drivers
license. Exp. required. Call
for interview (863)763-2225
GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER
Exp. Preferred but will
train. MUST be dependable
Apply in person at
2200 SE Hwy 441
Ask for Christina
Hel p Wanted
GOLF CART PERSON
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
Must have transportation
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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
Exciting opportunity that requires
homemaking and cooking skills.
Benefits include health insurance and
vacation. Call 863-357-2442.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri.,'Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Riverside National Bank is looking for an
extraordinary addition to our Okeechobee branch
Team! Do you enjoy achieving amazing goals?
Are you a role model for community service? do
you enjoy communication skills & customer
service are your #1 qualities! Competitive salary,
incredible incentives & complete benefits
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For Hair Stylists and
Exp. pref but not necessary
RV SERVICE &
a mechanic. Experienced
preferred. Salary based
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Sirum GMC MH, Inc.
1800 Hwy 70 East
or fax resume to
Drug free work place.
positions remain for
person. Training will
be provided for
We offer good pay,
benefits and a
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
SALES PERSON WANTED
FULL TIME ASSEMBLY AND
Mechanical and Hitch
APPLY IN PERSON AT:
4558 HWY 441 SE
During Business Hours
for aspiring musician. Please
call Debbie (863)517-0889
For a Busy Child Care Center
resume to 863-467-7560
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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A CLASSIC CUT
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets, Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Computer, Video 580
Drapei, Line, i Fabrics '595
Fireplace Fixture 600
SHealth & Reducing
. Equipment 620
Household Items 630
SMedical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools S Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
PIANO Turn of the Century
Moving, Must Selll!! Only seri-
ous inq. Best offer will be
SINGER 1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
CROSLEY STOVE- Electric,
New Paid $325 asking $275
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
shape, free delivery, only
$75. Call 863-675-8937. ,
side by side, ice on door,
7y'rs old, $300 neg.
runs great, $150.
WASHER & DRYER- White
Westinghouse, 7 yrs old,
$200 or best offer.
WASHER (1) DRYER (2)-
$200 takes all.
WASHING MACHINE Maytag
Neptune, needs some re-
pairs. Pd $1500 asking
TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$2250. New never used, Call
STORAGE BUILDING 4x8-
wood w/ alum siding. #88
@ Taylor Creek Resort $375
RAILROAD TRUSSES- (5)
asking $100. will sell separ-
ate. 863-610-0575 '
SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best offer.
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
barn w/pack room. $250
BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
CRIB 3 n 1, light beige $70
INFANT CRIB SHEETS- Bump-
er guard, Diaper holder, Mu-
sical Mobile & Lamp, Exc
Swing, Bouncer, Walker &
White Bassinet, Winnie the
Pooh, all like new, $100 will
sell sep. (863)228-0566
MASON SHOES- 2 pair, Fe-
male, Brand new, size 8 1/2
B. $50. (863)357-0125
SCHOOL CLOTHES- Wran-
glers Boys-27& 28,
Girls-3,5,7,8 9 & 10, $300.
Will Sep. (863)467-2132
FED DUCK STAMPS '34-'72
100 + stamps valued at over
$6000. Selling for $2500
COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,
extendable handle. $75
DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, monitor, web
cam, Windows XP, etc,
DELL LATITUDE CP LAPTOP-
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
ames, fast, Si able epsafnol.
150. Llama (863)843-0323
PC WEB CAM- Can be used
with Window XP & perfect
for AOL $10 (863)763-3963
PRINTER HP Disk Jet 612 C
& HP ScanJet 3300C $100
for both, will separate
QUILTING FRAME SET, All in
1 piece. Excellent condition.
Made in Canada. $100
BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy, $500
BRASS BED (KING) with like
new Sterns & Foster mat-
tress set. Cost $5K, asking
Ispecial Notice .0155 1
DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
Heavy duty, Never used.
Paid $1800. Asking $950.
ELEC. HOSR BED w/ rails, &
hand crank. Lift whole bed,
head/foot. Almost new mat-
tress. $100 (863)357-1922
LIFT CHAIR- asking $150 or
best offer. (863)467-9892.
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels, very
good condition. $25.
COKE MACHINE, $200.
S863)228-0127 for more in-
CORNING WARE 19 pcs,
cooking/baking, assorted siz-
es, Cornflower pattern. Some
glass lids $50 (863)983-1848
BUNK BEDS with matching
desks, 2 solid wood, $300.
Call (863)673-0920 or
CHEST OF DRAWERS- small,
3 drawers, $30.
COMPUTER DESK wooden,
medium size, $50
COMPUTER DESK: Like new
w/lock box, filing cabinet &
large drawer. Wooden. $75 or
best offer. (863)467-4175
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
DIN. Rm. Set, Glass (1 1/8"
Thick) 2 stone pillar pedestals,
6 cushion chairs w/cherry.
$1000 neg. 863-634-0387
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad-
ded Captain's chairs, new,
whitish color, New, $550
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
DR SUITE- cherry wood, 2
capts chairs, 2 side chairs,
padded seats, $300
FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set $1000 for all or will sep.
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $200.
KING SIZE BED- Super King,
12" Sealy Posturpedic,
$1200 value asking $600
SEWING MACHINE CABINET
w/ chair, nds minor repair.
Chest, desk, table & lamp
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812
TABLES, (5) 8 Ft., Folding,
Brown. Excellent condition.
$150 for all will sep.
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame, $50. (863)634-0779.
WATERBED- California King,
Mirror headboard. with 6
drawers, $300. or best offer
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
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,
BROWNING BAR- Automatic
rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide
field scoop. $500.
GLOCK, Model 23, 3 high cap
mags, $550. (863)697-9519
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remnchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
pump .22 cal Model 121,
RIFLE- Mak 90, with scope,
several clips, like new, $400
or best offer.
RIFLE- Ruger Mini 14, .223
cal., w/accessories, like
new, $350 or best offer.
RUGER MINI 14 .223 cal.,
like new, with extras,
RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169
SMITH & WESSON, Model
457, 45 cal., & Sig Sauer,
Model P245, 45 cal., $1210
will sep. 863-697-9519
FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,
never used, $300
PLATES EXERCISE BOARD
WEIGHT BENCH Welder, in-
cludes 185 Ibs of cement
weights & bar. In gd shape.
WESLO Treadmill folds for
WATER HEATER 50 gallon,
top of the line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041
HAMMOCK SWING- Brand
new, Never used. $55.
COMMODE full size, for use
alone or over toilet. Like new
FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
good condition, clean. In-
structions included $20
HAIR CLIPPERS Oster, elec-
tric, safety covers, 4 guards
& instructions. Good condi-
tion $15 (863)675-3614
Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
PLASTIC BUCKETS W/LIDS-
5 gallon, $25 for all, will sell
TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
es, $40. or will separate.
WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
or 5 gallons bottled water,
cold dispenser & cup holder.
FRENCH HORN, Good condi-
tion in case. Ideal for begin-
ner. Pd $900, Asking $300.
GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Made in the 50's. Excellent
condition. Asking $275. or
'best offer. (863)467-0627
ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, $375. Call
AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225. (863)983-6537
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 8 weeks, working par-
ents on premises, $300.
BEAGLE, Female, Approx. 3
yrs. old. No papers. Will deer
hunt a little. Asking $200 neg.
BOXER- Female, Spayed, 8
mo. House dog. Needs
fenced area. Loves people.
BULLDOG Female, 16 mos
old, brindle. Red & black w/
white on nose. Beautiful &
sweet. $400 239-494-7042
.DOG KENNEL- chain link,
6x6x10, with door, new dog
house, orig $325 asking
JACK RUSSEL, Female, Lost
of in vic. of Potter Rd. on Aug.
10th. Tri Colored. Reward!
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
POODLE- mini female, lyr
old, to a good loving home,
$125 cash only
PUG- 5 mos old, male, shots,
$500, (863)67 0101
RED NOSE PITBULL Female,
7 mos old, very friendly,
good with kids. $250
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Hbusebroken. $1500.
neg. 863-634-9620 Okee
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6pm.
WATER IRON FILTER (2) Pd.
$450 ea. new. Now $250 for
both, will sep.
HOT TUB- 4 person, fantastic
cond., located in Milbourne,
$400/neg. can have deliv-
ered. (863) 926-0296.
GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
ic II, like new, $200.
GOLF CART Club Car, needs
repair, $150. Call
POOL TABLE- 7', Slate, New
felt, Valley coin-op, Ball return
missing coin mechanism)
500 firm 989-621-7589
ULTRA LIGHT KIT- fixed wing,
3/4 finished, $1600 or best
offer. (239)394-5888 or
ER- Sony, With 100 country
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
WELSH PAINT- 9 yr. old.
Gelding. Great rider & great
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
FENCING 4ft tall, 75+ feet,
12 posts w/ cement, (2) 3ft
gates, w/ cross ties. Gd
shape $200 (863)634-0465
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
RAILROAD CROSS TIES-100,.
$700. Will separate.
RIDING MOWER, Poulan,
14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton,
42" cut, $550. Call
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
good condition, $500.
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull
Behind 40 hp riding mower &
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
ON TAYLOR CREEK: Avail.
Now. Large 2 BR, 2 BA.
$1000 mo. + 1st & last mo.
sec. No pets. (863)634-6586
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS
Fully furnished, pool, tennis.
1 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $800 + util.
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $1000 + util.
Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last,-sec. $1500 mo.
Okee, 2BR/1BA, w/screened
room, elec. boat lift, on wa-
ter, completely furn., $1100
mo. + sec. dep.
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1000 mo.
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
OFFICE SPACE- 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
courthouse. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
with 85HP Johnson, $1500
HITACHI TV 50", big screen.
4yrs old, looks god, must
pick up: Moving, must sell!
HITACHI TV- 50", Big screen,
About 4yrs old. Looks good.
Must pick up. Moving Must
Sell. $550 863-467-9756
AIR COMPRESSOR- commer-
cial, $250 (239)694-5611.
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
.top & tool box, $350.
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
TOW BAR- $25.
ADULT VIDEOS (VHS) 10,
Random titles. All for $75. or
best offer. Call
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous .915
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 8310
Lawn & Garden 850
Poultry Supplies 860
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10140
Lots Sale 1045,
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 10;75
Waterfront Property 1080
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OKEECHOBEE 3br, 1iV2ba,
CBS house w/ carport, new
roof, c/ac & heat, appl.
Mobile Home Lots ?005
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Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2'20
OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land '05, 2BA, 2BA, no pets,
$850 mo. 1st, last & Sec
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, dbl
wide, in Pine Oak Village off
15A, quiet area, fences back
yard, con. drive, shed, new
paint & flooring $137,500
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- FSBO
3/2 doublewide, family room,
2 car gar., double car port
30x13 screened porch, shed,
corner lot $159,900
2181 SE 25th Dr
Campers RVs 3 ''10
Jet Skiis 2u15
Marine Accessories 30H0
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035
16ft long, 5ft wide. $100
AQUA SPORT, 20', 150hp
Johnson, runs & looks good,
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive
well, troll, mtr., exc. cond.,
BOAT, 16Ft. w/115 hp motor.
$500 or will trade for equal
value Riding Mower.
BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER
'89 MXI deck boat, 150
Merc Force.Eng. $2000
W/ '02 Merc. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trir, trolling motor, all like
new. Ready to go $3500 firm
(772)461-3350 / 528-4586
DURACRAFT, 15 Ft., Alumi-
num w/2000 Johnson 25 hp.,
Eagle D/F, F/F, 2 seats, live
well. $2000 (904)370-0653
JON BOAT 12ft, V bottom,
w/ trailer $300
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs., $2500.
JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage,
Custom Built w/9.9 hp.
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours.
$2500 863-467-9902 eve.
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/trailer.
9.9 Johnson, New seats,
Live well. Runs great. $700.
KAYAK- $40. (863)674-4715
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
OMEGA- 24' Cabin, Hull only,
Can be rigged for out board.
Tandem axle trailer, $200.
TRI HULL BASS BOAT- 16ft,
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CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4
barrel Holly carb. Runs
good, $6000 863-467-4890
ask for Robert
DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21',
A/C, Stereo, Self con-
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $800. Or best offer
HYLINE TRLR, '92- 40', 2 tip-
outs, 10x30 Florida room
w/windows, $2495 must
MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
Jen, runs good $2495 cash
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat, sleeps 6, storage,
$8000 or best offer.
YAMAHA RAVE RAIDER-
1100cc, 112hp with trailer &
Softtail '87 53K orig mi,
$12,500 or best offer
KAWASAKI KX60- runs great,
clean bike, $800.
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $300.
EX 300 4 WHEELER- '98-
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. Like
new! $1600 (863)801-1666
Fleetwood Mallard, '02, 8x33
Travel Trailer, w/8 ft. slide-
out, loaded, a/c, awning,
outside room attachment,
sleeps 6-8, exc. shape, great
for hunting camp, $15,000
or best offer. 863-673-1282
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts D Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Traflers 4060
Utniity Trailers 4065
ACURA INTEGRA 1995,
Sporty car, mileage 180K,
cold air, well-maintained.
BUICK ESTATE WAGON '89
Good shape, reliable $1200
Call Epi (863)697-3257
CADILLAC STS '92- fully load-
ed, AC, CD, gold STS rims,
sunroof, runs great, asking
CHEVY CAMARO Z28'94
Great for parts or project car.
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'88, new battery, cold air, new
tires, runs good. $500
EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au-
to. CD, Sunroof, 100,850
mi. Needs engine work
$1500. Neg. (863)675-4643
FORD TAURUS 1996, 4 Door,
White, 103K mls., Good A/C.
Good shape w/brand new
tires. $2500 (863)634-5473
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto, no a/c,
$750 or best offer
GRAND PRIX SE '95 Leather
seats, all power, cold air,
CD, runs good $2500
HONDA ACCORD '89 runs
very good, good gas mile-
age, white, nds some body
work $850 (786)234-2566
HONDA CIVIC 1995, Good
condition. Runs good &
Great on gas. $1500 or best
MUSTANG LX, '93- Red, 4
cyl, fuel injected, 62K mi on
rebuilt engine, auto rebit
trans, cold AC, new clutch,
sunroof, new front brakes,
cruise control, driver air bag,
looks and runs great, $3000
NISSAN 300ZX '85 Cold a/c,
new stereo c/d, $2500 Call
OLD'S CUTLASS- '90, low
miles, 4 door, Runs great.
PONT. BONNIVILLE, '92- full
power, AC,-"reliable car, call
for details, asking $2000
(863)675-2598 Iv msg.
PQNTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88,
Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise
control, Great shape. $2000.
SATURN SUPER COUPE- '01,
Electric Blue, Loaded, Pre-
mium wheels, Sporty & exc.
cond $7000 863-357-0060
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1000 or best offer
.(863)675-6214 after 6pm
VOLKSWAGON BEETLE 1971,
$1200. Runs, needs minor
CHEVY SILVERADO 1987,
4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
bed. Needs TLC. Some new
parts. $1000 (863)467-4459
FORD BRONCO, '87- full size,
multi color, runs needs
work, good tires, removable
top, $2000 (863)763-8725.
FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new
mtr, new 5 spd. trans., new
upholstery, new brakes &
tires, cold air, needs body
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2500.
CADILLAC SEVILLE '93
For parts. $200
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $300
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)763-8622 or
DIESEL ENGINE- 7.3 with
transmission and rear end.
TIRES/ALUM RIMS- 10" wide,
Cooper Cobra P265/15R15,
500 miles use, Fits Chev.
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or smaller truck
Excellent condition $300.
700, $300/best offer.
TURBO 350 TRANS Rebuilt,
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202
DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd.,
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- 8'
Bed, Like new, Excellent
FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 trans., 35"
tires $1500 Neg.
FORD F150 1995 w/topper.
Runs good. Cold air. $2500
FORD F1 50 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '88 w/good 302,
motor, good work.truck.
$400 or best offer
FORD F250-'91, 4X4, 460, 5
speed, Wrecked, parts or
whole. $1000 or best offer.
will sep (863)675-4697
FORD RANGER- '88, Runs
good, New motor, $500.
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior, will
run but needs parts, $500
JEEP CHEROKEE '95 Good
condition, runs great. 4door,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses
OLDS BRAVADA '93 clean
vehicle, really good body,
needs motor $200
YOUA MORE INFORMED
readmn am mnole popular!
TANDEM AXL.E TRLR- can
haul, car or truck, 16x6, all
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Excellent condition. $8900.
DODGE CARAVAN, '97- 6 cyl,
3.0 auto, running like new,
nice paint, $2500 firm
FORD VAN- '93, Fully custom,
A/C, 4 captain seats, TV,
$3900. or best offer
GMC VADUA, 1994 Captains
Chairs, cold a/c, C/D player,
body & motor good,
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NOTICE OF SPRAYING
On August 19, 2005 Coquina Water
Control Oistrict will be aerial spraying
Canal C and 0 which are the first two
canals East of Peavine or NW 192nd
Street Be advised to do not eat fish,
drink water or swim in these canals
for at least 10 days after being
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The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training Con-
sorOum announces a public meeting
of the Legislative Committee to which
all persons are invited:
Date & Time:
Thursday, August 23,2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Lawnwood Medical Center
1700 South 23rd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
Sthe welfaree Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
Workforce Development Board
ofthe Treasure Coast
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based, In order to provide a record for
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
FOLLOWING COMMITTEE OF THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WILL MEET TUESDAY, AUGUST 23,
2005 IN THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE,
ROOM A-251 AT 3209 VIRGINIA
AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE-
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
ERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS
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VFW presents 'Womenless Wedding'
The VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W., will present the theatre of
performing arts "Womenless Wedding" on Labor Day, Sept. 5. The
wedding will start at 3 p.m. All females in the wedding will be played
by men. See your commander as Nellie Clampett, bridesmaid; and,
imagine Al Crank as Lulu Jasper, the flower girl. Food will be pre-
pared by chefs Morgan and Ritchie. The menu will be hot dogs, chili
dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and baked beans. Eat all you
want for a donation. No take outs will be available on this day. Food
will be served from 12:30 until 3 p.m.
Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day food collection to
benefit Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E. Until Sept. 5,
non-perishable food items can be left at:. Badcock & More;
Costopoulos and Helton, CPA; Morton Agricultural Construction;
Nature's Pantry; Okeechobee Land Company; Okeechobee Mort-
gage; Pritchard and Associates and GMAC Real Estate; Rustic Ranch
Furniture; Sun Realty; and, Travel Easy RV. While you're there, regis-
ter to win one of Reach FM's Labor Day give-away prizes. The grand
prize is a trip to Orlando and includes theme. park tickets. Many
other prizes including a gift certificate to a local store, dinner for
two, and more -- will also be given away. Check out
www.reachfm.org for a full list of details; or, call (863) 467-8080.
Cattlemen sponsoring parade
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association, Inc., is sponsoring a Labor
Day parade on Sept. 5. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. The line up
will start at 9 a.m.
Governor's Job Fair is Sept. 8
The Governor's Job Fair will be held Sept. 8 from noon until 4
p.m. at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando. The job fair is
being presented by the Central Florida Employment Council and
Workforce Central Florida. Admission and parking are free. The
Governor's Job Fair is expected to draw over 140 employers offering
job openings in all types of Central Florida industries. To pre-regis-
ter, go online to DFEC.org. For more information, call (407) 834-
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale Sept. 9 and 10 from
8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the air conditioned Hos-
pice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at the corner of S.E. Fourth St.
and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
AARP Driver Safety Course
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will be sponsoring an
AARP driver's safety course on Sept. 10 and 17 at 307 N.W. Fifth St.
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on Sept. 10.
Tuition for the class is $10 and must be paid by check. These classes
are four hours each day and total one eight hour class. You do not
need to be a member of AARP to attend. This class is for seniors 50
and over. For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351
GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training Sat-
urday Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and seamanship
program on Thursday, Sept. 29. Learn to get more out of your GPS
equipment and enhance your boating experience. The course is
also a must for anyone considering buying new GPS equipment for
their boat. The boating safety and seamanship program will teach
you to outfit your boat safely and be in compliance with the rules.
You will learn the boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering
and using your boat safely and efficiently. The last program was
packed with people from 12 to over 60 years in age. Seating islimit-
ed. Times for both programs will be announced soon, but seating is
limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for information or to pre-register.
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INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants Com-
peitive Negotiations Act FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the de-
sign and supervision of the following project.
CONSTRUCTION OF A
PUBLIC SERVICES/HOMELAND SECURITY COMPLEX
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
one (1) ornainal and four (4) cooles clearly indicating the project for which you
are submitting. Please submit the following information in the order listed:
1. Letter of Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form (Can be obtained by calling the IRCC Facilities
Planning Office at 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing your request to pi-
4.Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have had
experience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6. If your firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida Cor-
Submittal documents will be accepted in the Indian River Community College Fa-
cilities Planning Office Buildina "S" Room #233 3209 Viroinia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 1200 Noon on Thursday Sestember 1
ZM5. Submittals received afterthattime/date will not be considered.
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design and architectural super-
vision of a Public Services/Homeland Security Complex to include Classrooms,
Fire Science Technology Labs, Law Enforcement Labs, Social Services Tech-
nology Labs, Auditorium/Exhibition Facilities, Student Services Areas, Physical
Education Areas, Office Facilities, and Support Services Areas.
The subject facility will located at the IRCC Fort Pierce Main Campus, 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596 Please direct inquiries to the IRCC Fa-
cilities Planning Office by calling 772-462-7360. Thank you for your interest in
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