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Okeechobee iN ews
Vol. 96 No. 239
re-opened to lake
On Friday, Aug. 26, naviga-
tion locks into Lake Okee-
chobee were re-opened to
boaters at noon. The locks
were closed Thursday in
preparation of Hurricane
Katrina. This includes the fol-
lowing locks: G-36, S-193, S-
127, S-131, S-135 and S-310
on Lake Okeechobee.
Fast Lane Cafe
now open at NEHS
On Wednesday, Aug. 24,
the New Endeavor High
'School cafeteria was official-
ly christened, "The Fast Lane
Cafe." The name chosen was
submitted by Todd Ochsen-
bine, a tenth grade student in
Ms. Shireman's class along
with suggestions for names
by many others.
FSU will try to
out on the Atlantic Coast Con-
ference title last season was
difficult for Florida State. So
was spending another year
far away from the national
championship picture, losing
again to rival Miami and fin-
ishing ranked outside the
nation's Top 10 for a fourth
And when the offseason
came, things simply got
tougher for the Seminoles.
Three top players, includ-
ing projected starting quar-
terback Wyatt Sexton, were
lost for 2005 in a combina-
tion of academic issues,
injuries and, in Sexton's case,
a baffling bout with Lyme dis-
ease. Another two lineback-
ers, Ernie Sims and A.J.
Nicholson, spent part of the
summer resolving legal mat-
ters; neither will serve a sus-
pension from the team.
Dr. Richard Freeman, vice
president of Choseri People
Ministries, will be speaking at
Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U. S. 441 S.E.,
on Sunday, Aug. 28 during
the 10:30 a.m. worship serv-
ice. A love offering will be
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Megan Stiller (left) served Catherine Neswick some birthday cake, and Autumn Wakelee
(right) served cake to Viola Smith during the monthly birthday party for residents at
Okeechobee Health and Rehabilitation Center on Aug. 26. It was Ms. Neswick's 80th
birthday Friday. The girls had the day off from school because of the recent hurricane
threat and went to work with their mothers-Donna Stiller and Jody Heanan.
By Loma Jablonski
With the signing of an
agreement to purchase an
18,000-square-foot building in
the Okeechobee County Indus-
trial Park, Haber, Inc. is moving
forward with its plans to estab-
lish a production and training
facility in Okeechobee.
If all the contingencies of
the sales contract are met,
Haber, Inc. will use their inno-
method of extracting gold and
precious metals from e-waste
50 Plus tax
County hears from analyst
catch up,' planner
tells county board
By Pete Gawda
A report and a request for
funds from economic planner Bill
Fruth of POLICOM Corporation
was the highlight of a budget
workshop held Thursday in con-
nection with the bimonthly meet-
ing of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners.
The total proposed budget for
fiscal year 2005-06 is $99 million.
The original total for the pro-
posed budget was $87.4 million.
The increase is primarily due to
Commissioners looked at line
items in the budgets of several
departments including the road
department and the building
In an effort to crack down on
code violators who ignore fines
imposed by the code enforce-
ment board, commissioners
authorized County Attorney John
Cassels to start foreclosure proce-
dures on non-homestead
exempted properties that have
accrued a fine that has been run-
ning one year or more.
According to Mr. Cassels, both
county ordinances and Florida
statutes give the commissioners
authority to take such action.
This was Mr. Fruth's second
- Residents treated to cake
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Heather Yager cuts pieces of birthday cake for residents of Okeechobee Health and
Rehabilitation Center during their monthly birthday celebration for the residents on
Aug. 26. The thirteen residents celebrating August birthdays were as follows (not all
pictured): Charles Borel, Margarey Vanalstine, Lauretta Sciaretta, Catherine Neswick,'
Louise Moffitt, Leo Beauchemin, Leonard Sherman, Edith Edge, Luis Vargas, Winnie
Blakeney, Larry Reeves, Betty Herndon, and Dolly Medlin.
visit to a commission meeting this
month. At the previous commis-
sion meeting, Mr. Fruth presented
highlights of the rough draft of his
economic plan that is aimed at
attracting industry to the county.
Mr. Fruth has been collecting
economic data for many months.
In May, he met with civic leaders,
political officials, business and
professional people and educa-
tors in a daylong economic plan-
Prior to Thursday's meeting,
Mr. Fruth met with a steering
committee of local business
leader to evaluate his plan, which
has 40 pages of tasks to be
accomplished over a 20-year peri-
Mr. Fruth, who has had exten-
sive experience in developing
economic plans for local govern-
ments all across the country, told
commissioner that of all the com-
munities he has worked for Okee-
See County Page 2
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee was spared the
brunt of Hurricane Katrina.
Thursday afternoon it
appeared that this area would be
getting tropical force winds and
heavy rains during the night.
However, they never material-
ized. After a relatively calm night,
Emergency Operations Manage-
ment Director Gene O'Neill
reported that Okeechobee
received .5 inches of rain
overnight a far cry from the
inches that had been predicted
When asked what happened
last night Mr. O'Neill replied
Only 10 people sought shel-
ter in the gymnasium at Osceola
Middle School. Dale Barrett,
director of operations for the
school system, wished to thank
the Red Cross for staffing the
shelter. As. weather condition
turned out, it would have been
possible to have school today,
but Mr. Barrett said he would
rather err on the side of safety.
Despite widespread power
outages in Dade, Broward and
Palm Beach counties, Florida
Power and Light spokesman
Nick Blount was not aware of
any outages in Okeechobee
See Hurricane Page 2
and gold ores.
"The acquisition of this facil-
ity represents a major mile-
stone for the company," stated
Albert B. Conti, president and
chief operating officer of
Haber, Inc. "It is proof of our
commitment to generate rev-
enues and demonstrates man-
agement's confidence in the
company's technology and its
future. We are anxious to
demonstrate that our technolo-
gy is a major economic and
See Haber Page 2
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
Classifieds ...... .12-14
Comics ........... 6
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 12
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .5
TV .............. .13
Weather ........... .2
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'We lived in jail'
By Susanne Conrad
Morton, Bobby Conrad
and Cossie Conrad
As told to MaryAnn Morris
OKEECHOBEE The old
Okeechobee County jaiJ was
built in 1919. It was built with
living quarters for the sheriff's
family. There was a living
room, kitchen, and dining
room downstairs and three
bedrooms upstairs. We lived
there while Daddy, Louis L.
Conrad was sheriff, from 1941
Daddy came to Okeechobee
from Michigan in 1919, after
World War I. He worked in
Granddaddy Edward Conrad's
sawmill at first. Later on he was
a deputy for Pogey Bill when he
was sheriff. He met and mar-
ried our mother, Alma Walker
Conrad here. She was from
Then when Pogey Bill ran
for Chief of Police, Daddy ran
against him and won. Eventual-
A series about Florida's.
ly Daddy ran for sheriff, won
and we moved into the family
quarters in the jail; six of us
kids, Mama and Daddy.
Mama cooked for the pris-
oners and us. We had all the
land west of the jail to the rail-
road. That's where we had a
cow and Daddy's big garden.
All of the kids in town
walked to school and played
together after school. We didn't
really have toys to speak of. We
made our own. I remember we
See History -Page 2
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Residents of Okeechobee breathed a collective sigh of relief as they woke to clearing
skies Friday morning as Hurricane Katrina made its way out into the Gulf of Mexico
without stopping to visit a town still recovering from last year's hurricane season.
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says corp. head
2 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 27, 2005
car wash planned
OKEECHOBEE A car wash
will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at
the Palmdale Express, 118 S. Par-
rott Ave., to raise money for the
Josh Matute Transportation Fund.
The benefit will be held from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m.
Hot dogs and sodas will also be
Check donations can be made
payable to the Nita Salmon Trans-
along with the F]
in response to
plaints of comm
County with unc
Whiddon said hi
be staging thesis
points on a more
Navigation locks are re-opened
On Friday, Aug. 26, naviga-
tion locks into Lake Okee-
chobee were re-opened to
boaters at noon. The locks were
closed Thursday in preparation
of Hurricane Katrina. This
includes the following locks: G-
36, S-193, S-127, S-131, S-135
and S-310 on Lake Okeechobee.
Navigation locks along the
Okeechobee Waterway from
the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico
points Continued From Page 1
EN The Glades chobee County was the only place
s Office (GCSO), not doing economic develop-
lorida Department ment.
n (FDOT), will be After the meeting, he said that
fety checkpoints there are few counties of 30,000
es County on Sept. population or larger that do not
have an economic development
ints are being held program.
numerous com- "You are playing catch up, "he
iercial motor vehi- told commissioners.
through Glades Mr. Fruth advocated the estab-
covered loads and lishment of a not-for-profit private
nt. corporation with a board of direc-
nty Sheriff Stuart tors and staff. This organization
is department will would contract with local govern-
e types of check- ment for economic development.
regular basis. He said this method of economic
development was the most popu-
wa lar and most successful.
"Anyone appointed to this
board has to have the attitude 'we
are moving ahead 90 miles an
hour,'" Mr. Fruth asserted.
One reason for a private organ-
ization is that many business deals
require the confidentiality that
would not be possible of a govern-
Mr. Fruth suggested that it
would be beneficial to keep the
Authority as a "paper organiza-
tion" that would not participate in
Mr. Fruth recommended that
the economic development cor-
S portion be created within the
next two months. He suggested
that by Jan. 1 a full time economic
*- development professional direc-
tor and an office assistant be in
place and another professional
-* come onboard in June of 2006.
- Initial funding would come
are operated by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (USACE).
Navigation information for these
locks may be obtained by phon-
ing the USACE Clewiston Field
Operations Center at (863) 983-
Navigation locks and boat
ramps along the Kissimmee
River remained operational dur-
ing Hurricane Katrina. This
included the S-65E navigation
from the city and the county. At
first, Mr. Fruth said the proportion
of government funding would be
high, but other sources of income
must be found. There are grants
available, he said. In three years,
he said the economic develop-
ment program must have a dedi-
cated source of funding.
Mr. Fruth requested $125,000
from the county to fund the organ-
ization the first year. The city's
share of the cost would be
$30,000 or $40,000. He said any
money allocated for economic
development would increase the
In connection with his eco-
nomic plan, Mr. Fruth did a study
to identify target industries.
"You are going to need a mil-
lion dollars a year for economic
development," Mr. Fruth told the
commissioners. But he predicted
that by the fourth or fifth year the
return would be $20 million.
Mr. Fruth plans one more sum-
mit meeting to unveil the program
to the public.
Mr. Fruth's plan will be forward
to the county commission and the
city council within two weeks.
$125,000 of the proposed budget
for Mr. Fruth's request.
The board also authorized
inclusion of $75,000 matching
funds for a joint effort to develop a
stormwater utility program, and
$150,000 matching funds for a
joint effort to develop a county-
wide stormwater drainage master
- subject to availability of funds.
In addition, commissioners
budgeted $25,000 for the Associa-
tion of Retarded Citizens (ARC)
formerly known as the Rehabilita-
lock, which connects the
Kissimmee River with Lake
Okeechobee. Kissimmee Chain
of Lakes and Kissimmee River
navigation locks include: S-61,
S-65, S-65A, S-65C, S-65D, and S-
For information, please con-
tact the SFWMD Headquarters
in West Palm Beach at (877)
In other action, the commis-
approved detailed Requests
for Proposal for affordable rental
housing development and for
affordable home development;
named a committee consist-
ing of Dowling Watford, city repre-
sentative, Bill Royce, county plan-
ning director, Linda Rucks,
George Long, county administra-
tor or his designee, Debbie Belch-
er, Hurricane Housing Recovery
Program administrator, and a rep-
resentative from a local bank to
evaluate RFPs received;
identified the Lock 7 trail-
head project as an enhancement
project for 2010/11 to be included
in the Florida Department of
Transportation's (FDOT) five-year
affirmed the widening of
S.R. 70 E. to four lanes as an FDOT
agreed to push for FDOT
funding of turn lanes at various
intersections as long as it did not
interfere with funding for the
widening of S.R. 70;
authorized the expenditure
of up to $20,000 for a fall festival at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
scheduled board greetings
for Nov. 10, Nov. 22 and Dec. 15;
appointed Susanne Rucks to
fill the seat on the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter Advisory Committee that
became vacant due to the resigna-
tion of Renee Burks; and,
passed a resolution stating
that all developer's agreement
must indicate that the developer
will have to pay. all applicable
Continued From Page 1
over conventional, non-environ-
mentally sensitive technologies."
In the past, toxic materials
such as cyanide and mercury
were used to extract the gold
from ore. The Haber Gold Process
is a chemical system discovered
by Norman Haber, the chairman
of the company, for the hydromet-
allurgical extraction of gold from
its ores. This process is non-toxic
and more efficient than older con-
The chemicals used are so safe
that Mr. Conti actually drank all of
the chemicals that were used in
the process at a demonstration
held at Kwame Nkrumah Univer-
sity of Science and Technology in
Kumasi, Ghana, on Feb. 7 of this
When asked why Okeechobee
was chosen for this new facility,
Mr. Conti stated, "We currently
have a facility in Fort Pierce. This
piece of property in Okeechobee
had the land, the proper size
building and additional land avail-
able to meet our needs."
AARP driver safety course planned
An AARP driver's safety course will be held 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 aged 50 and over. For informa-
tion, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351
GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training
Saturday Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and sea-
manship 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 seaman-
ship 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 is limited. Times for both pro-
grams will be announced soon, but seating is limited. Call (863)
467-3085 for information or to pre-register.
Continued From Page 1
-. County. A spokesman for Glades
Electric Co-operative which has
o *- customers in Okeechobee, Glades,
-- Hendry and Highlands counties -
-o reported only four outages in their
entire service area. Power was
restored to those four.customers
S -. by early Friday morning.
-- The Okeechobee County Sher-
- iff's Office reported no storm relat-
ed incidents Thursday night. At
Thursday's meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Commissioners,
Sheriff Paul May stated that all sex
offenders who sought shelter
would be referred to the county
jail. There were no takers for that
"No issues to report" asserted
Missy Barletto, spokesperson for
South Florida Water Management
District. She said that all navigation
locks were scheduled to reopen at
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used guava leaves for money for
In summer the garden would
be really wet, so we'd make a
boat out of an old piece of roof-
ing tin and some boards, then
pole ourselves out there into the
We'd swim in Taylor Creek
with other boys from town:
Dude Watford, Mike Barber,
Johnny Lightsey come to mind.
In the 1930s and '40s the
creek water was clear and clean.
It was nothing to scoop up a
handful and drink when you
were thirsty. The whole area
from Taylor Creek to the lake, to
past the cemetery just before the
boys school was our play-
Growing up in
"I used to go up with them on
the barn roof," said Susanne.
"Then they'd get off and throw
the ladder down so I'd have to
f i jump off by myself. I never got,
Hurt, but it would have been
. their fault if I had!"
"Living in the jail was an
adventure. If there was a mental-
ly ill person, they stayed at the
jail until there was a bed at the
H I I ~mental hospital in Chatta-
hoochee. Then Daddy would
drive them up to Chattahoochee.
"Then there were jail breaks.
Cossie was old enough to help
Daddy find the escaped prison-
-- ers. One time a trustee took the
ers key from the pantry and took off
and ran out west of town. Cossie
was helping Daddy and came
across the escaped men crawl-
ing through the high palmettos."
"I got around in front of them.
I had a big black rubber club we
used as a Billy club and I kept
them there 'til Daddy came,"
said Cossie, a teenager at the
time. "They almost didn't see
me, but I saw them!"
"Daddy, as sheriff, was the
security guard for the town.
Every night, he'd go around all
the stores and check to be sure
the doors were locked.
One night, he got a call that
someone was inside the A & P
store, so he went down to check.
- 0- -
Okeechobee News/MaryAnn Morris
Today the old jail building on Fifth Avenue north of Park
Street where the Conrad family lived from 1941 to 1945 waits
for grant money to repair the roof as the first phase of it's
"He talked the man out and
talking to him found out that he
was stealing groceries to feed his
wife and baby. He had been out
of work and was desperate.
Well, Daddy, talked to the man-
ager of the A & P who gave the
man a job, so the problem was
solved," he continued.
-"Playing 'locked in jail' was
one of our favorite games, or
forms of torture, depending on
which part you were playing at
the time. After a particularly long
stay one time, I memorized a
saying that was written on the
wall of one of the cells:
"Good, better, best.
Never let it rest.
Till good is better than better,
Then better is better than
"When I was about 12 years
old, I'd climb up the bars of the
first level to the second level and
on up to the roof. Daddy never
knew that, of course!" said
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The facility in Fort Pierce is a
minerals pilot-processing labora-
tory. Its capabilities include multi-
ple, 2-gallon capacity reactors, a
25-gallon pilot extractor and a
larger, hydraulically controlled
mobile unit. It also has a com-
plete Haber gold recovery system
capable of supporting the plant-
along with mineral crushing and
grinding capabilities, analytical
shakers and other monitoring and
As part of the sales agreement,
the company is applying to all of
the appropriate regulatory agen-
cies for approvals needed to allow
chemical operations in Okee-
chobee. They are also entering
into negotiations with the county
for the leasing of adjoining prop-
erty. If all goes well, they may be
able to close in 60-90 days.
"This is very exciting for Okee-
chobee. This is the type of high-
quality company with cutting
edge technology that Okee-
chobee needs. It will put the town
on the map and provide new jobs
in the community," stated J.D.
Mixon, of D.R. Willson Land
Company of Okeechobee, who
has been handling the negotia-
tions for the sale of this property.
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 27, 2005
Fast Lane Cafe now open at New Endeavor High School
On Wednesday, Aug. 24, -the
New Endeavor High School cafe-
teria was officially christened,
"The Fast Lane Cafe." The name
chosen was submitted by Todd
Ochsenbine, a tenth grade stu-
dent in Ms. Shireman's class
along with suggestions for names
by many others. The student was
on hand for an official ceremony
attended by: Andy Brewer, the
Principal of New Endeavor High
School; Michelle Perkins, the
Okeechobee County Supervisor
of Food Services; Jeannette Hes-
ter, the food service manager at
New Endeavor High School; Jere-
my Kurth, the local representative
for Schwan's Food Service, Incor-
porated. Mr. Kurth was responsi-
ble for the donation of the
During the naming ceremony,
Mr. Brewer said, "We have the
best cafeteria staff we could hope
for. They came up with the idea,
and I told them to run with it. It is
very important to involve kids in
the decision-making process, and
Todd is a good kid. Now that this
room has a theme and a name, it
Supervisor of Food Services,
praised Ms. Jeanette Hester. She
said it is very important that the
cafeteria of a school be inviting,
and be a "kids place."
Shortly before the school year
began, Ms. Hester approached
Mr. Brewer, about renaming the
school cafeteria. Since receiving a
NASCAR jacket and a hat donat-
ed by Schwan's Food Service,
Inc., Ms. Hester allowed the stu-
dents to submit suggestions. A,
name was chosen from all of
those submissions. The cafeteria
staff, consisting of Jeannette Hes-
ter, Janet Godwin, Diane (D.J.)
Johnson, Rhonda Moore, and
Shirley Mosier, used the NASCAR
.motif in decorating the lunch-
room in anticipation of the arrival
of the children.
The faculty and staff know that
the school year mirrors one long
race on the NASCAR circuit. It
usually gets off to a fast start, and
it experiences several changes of
pace throughout. Keeping
morale up for all of the partici-
pants is very important. The cafe-
teria staff at New Endeavor High
School, have demonstrated an
understanding of this important
concept. The students of the
school can be proud of the fact
that one of their own has come
up with this name. They know
that what they are contributing
across campus on a daily basis
has an impact on the changing
face of the school. The students,
faculty, and staff of New Endeav-
or High School are committed to
"Achieving Excellence", .Dr.
Cooper's vision, and will contin-
ue to work hard as they strive for
We welcome feedback about
the Food Service Program, and all
of the exciting programs offered
at New Endeavor High School;
Interested parents and communi-
ty members are encouraged to
come and visit or volunteer.
Please Andy Brewer, New
Special to the Okeechobee News
Todd Ochsenbine a tenth grade student was on hand for an official ceremony of the naming
of the school cafeteria attended by: Andy Brewer, the Principal of New Endeavor High
School; Michelle Perkins, the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Food Services; Jeannette
Hester, the food service manager at New Endeavor High School; Jeremy Kurth, the local rep-
resentative for Schwan's Food Service, Incorporated.
Endeavor High School Principal,
with comments, questions, and
suggestions at (863)462-5125k
OMS math teacher nominated for award
Osceola Middle School (OMS)
is proud to announce that Mrs.
Vicki Goggans, 8th grade math
teacher, has been honored by the
State of Florida as one of three
finalists for the Presidential
Award for Excellence in the
Teaching of Mathematics.
Mrs. Goggans was nominated
for the teaching-award, and her'
selection was based on a video-
taped lesson and written respons-
es to questions about her instruc-
tional practices. Mrs. Goggans
will be recognized at the Florida
Council of Teachers of Mathemat-
up to 108
recipients of af1'
Award receives a citation from
the President, a $10,000 award
from the National Science Foun-
dation, a paid trip to Washington
DC to attend a weeklong series of
recognition events and profes-
sional development opportuni-
ties, and gifts from sponsors of
the program from around 'the
country. We are so very proud of
OMS school pictures will be
taken on Sept. 1. This year, we
will be doing pictures on a proof
basis, so no payment or order will
be necessary on picture day. All
students will be photographed,
and the proofs will be sent home
a few weeks after picture day. Be
on the lookout for a note coming
home with your student and start
planning what to wear!
Please remind your student
that only clear, mesh; or see
through bags are allowed on
campus. Now that OMS sports
team practices have begun, stu-
dents should remember to
adhere to this rule, even for bags
they are bringing for practice in
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Vicki Goggans, 8th grade math teacher, has been honored by
the State of Florida as one of three finalists for the Presiden-
tial Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
Law Enforcement Activity Log
Sheriff's Office ~-
Missing juvenile, N.E. 23rd Way.
Trespassed, N.E. 14th Ave.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Trespassed, S.W. 28th St.
Road obstruction, U.S. 98 N.
Missing juvenile/recovery, N.E.
Traffic stopiprisoner in custody.
N.W. 32nd Ave.
Stabbing, S.E. 27th St.
Theft, N.E. 128th Ave.
Suicide/attempt, N.W. 21st
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
S.E. 25th Terrace.
Open door, U.S. 441 S.
Pursuit/prisoner in custody, U.S.
K-9 utilization, U.S. 441 S.E.
Trespass, S.E. 31st St.
Vandalism, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Theft, U.S. 441 N.
Disturbance/Aerbal, N.W 240th
Theft, U.S. 441 S.E.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
S.E. Fourth St.
Traffic stop'prisoner in custody,
William H. 'Bill' Jackson, age
81, died on Aug. 23, 2005 after a
long and distinguished life. He was
born in Orlan-
do, on Sept. 11,
1923. Bill spent
his early years
schools in Vero
nation's call to
arms. He William H.
served his Jackson
country for 32
years in the U.S. Air Force, and was
a combat veteran of World War II,
Korea and Vietnam. He retired as a
Chief Master Sergeant in 1975.
. Bill was an active participant in
Masonic organizations all during
his military career and continued
that endeavor after settling in
Okeechobee. His achievements
included: Potentate, Amara Shrine
Temple (1988); President, Okee-
chobee Shrine Club; President,
Treasure Coast Billikin's Club; Pres-
ident, Ambassador Unit of Amara;
Honorary Past Master and Treasur-
er, Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
#237 for 21 years; Patron,
Riverview #80 Order of the East-
ern Star, Hinsdale, Montana; Emer-
itus Member, Endowments, Wills
and Gifts Committee of the Imperi-
al Council, A.A.O.N.M.S.; Member,
York Rite, Scottish Rite (Valley of
Taipei, 32 degree KC.C.H.), ROJ
Court #179, Cabin; and the Grand
Marshal, Black-Gold Parade, Pahe-
kee (1988). He served on the board
of the Treasure Coast Food Bank
for many years.
He was preceded in death by
his son Robert L. Jackson in 2003.
Survivors include: his wife Jo
Raye of 57 years; his daughter Patri-
cia (Victor) Hiatt of Tampa; sister
Margaret Witherbee of Mercer
Island, Wash.; grandchildren,
Michael (Kelly) Hiatt of Langley
AFB, Va., and Bryan Hiatt of Bran-
don; daughter-in-law Shirley Jack-
son of New Orleans, La. and grand-
daughter Deana Billingsley of Belle
Chasse, La. He will be greatly
missed by all who knew him.
A Masonic service will be held
at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 27, at
the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave. A
memorial service will be held at 3
p.m. Visitation from 2 until 3 p.m.,
Sunday, Aug. 28, at the First Baptist
Church, 310 S.W Fifth Ave., where
Bill was a member for many years.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests that donations be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee (P.O.Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973) or
the Shriners Hospital For Children
Transportation Fund (Amara
Shrine Temple, P.O.Box 30335
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 33420-
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Emma Karl Neely
Emma Karl Neely, age 87 of
Lewisburg, W.Va., died at her resi-
dence on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005.
She was born at Grenada, Miss. on
June 1, 1918. She was the daughter
of the late Alwin and Wennie
Wilkie Moore Juchheim. She held
membership in the Clifton Presby-
terian Church at Maxwvelton,
where she served as choir director
for 38 years and was a member of
The Women of the Church.
She began her teaching career
in West Virginia as a band instruc-
tor having taught in Summersville,
Alderson, White Sulphur Springs,
Frankford and Renick serving in
that field for over 50 years. She was
an accomplished violinist having
many awards. She held member-
ship in the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
She was preceded in death by
granddaughter, Tracey Allison
Survivors include: her husband
of 63 years plus, Fred B. Neely; son,
Walter (Gloria) Neely of Christians-
burg, Va.; daughter Wanda Neely of
Washington, D.C.; brother, Alwin
Juchheim, Jr. of Grenada, Miss.;
three sisters, May Moore (Fred E.)
Hoffman of Okeechobee, Betty
Jane (Lee) King of Grenada, Miss.
and Drs. Freda (Tom) Harter of
Oakland, Calif.; several nieces and
Private graveside rites will be
held Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at
the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens
with Janet Johnson officiating. A
memorial service will be held also
on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Maxwel-
ton Presbyterian Church with the
Memorials may be made to the
Maxwelton Presbyterian Church
Building Fund, c'o Henry Hamrick,
P.O. Box 197, Maxwelton, W.Va.
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DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest is open to public, private and parochial schools and
those who are home schooled and will start on the first day of
school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's sub-
ject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than
a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of
Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World
and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and
the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine thought 12.
American Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History
Medals will be presented to the contestants. The winner from
each school will receive a monetary award. For information, call
Festival applications available
Applications for Labor Day Festival are available at Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863) 763-
First aid instructor class offered
The American Red Cross is offering an instructor's course at
the Okeechobee Branch in the month of August. If you are inter-
ested in becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid please stop
by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.
Labor Day rodeo tickets on sale
Tickets for the Cattlemen's Association Labor Day weekend
rodeo are now on sale at Eli's Western Wear, 907 W. North Park
Street. The price of a rodeo ticket is $14. The rodeo will be held at
the Cattlemen's Arena on U.S. 441 N. on Saturday, Sept. 3; Sunday,
Sept. 4; and Monday, Sept. 5. A parade will be held Monday, Sept
5, at 10 a.m. in downtown Okeechobee. The Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., is now accepting float registrations. For
information, call Perri L. Giafaglione at (863) 697-3113.
Sorority to host Beginning Day Tea
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be holding a Beginning Day Tea
celebration on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., from 10 a.m. until noon. All mem-
bers are invited. For information, call (863) 467-1070.
MADD is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Aug. 27, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Andy Hind-
man, executive director of MADD Florida. The topic will be alco-
hol related crashes, at-risk drivers, underage drinking and the cel-
ebration of MADD's 25th anniversary. For information, contact
MADD victims' services line at 1 (800) 772-6233 (MADD).
Church hosting special speaker
Dr. Richard Freeman, representative of Chosen People Min-
istries, will be speaking at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209
U.S. 441 S.E., on Sunday, Aug. 28, during the 10:30 a.m. worship
service. Chosen People Ministries is on the forefront of Jewish
evangelism. The ministry began in 1894 when Rabbi Leopold
Cohn came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah of Israel.
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 equip-
ment 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-
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Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol
and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psy-
chiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
There are no events scheduled for this day.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hos-
pice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group that offers support and education for people who have been
diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective
disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W.Third St.This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruisin' Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you may
ave, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen to
the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to Dou-
glas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are either
directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's issues are
also addressed.One support group is held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support group
is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-
Tantie Quilters meet everyThursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical
Society Museum on U.S. 98 I. For information call Margaret Smith at (863)
467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth St.
For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. Forinformation, call (863) 763-5996.
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 wel--
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who are,
or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships. The
support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For information,
call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may attend. For
information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support' group., for family caregivers and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, 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. Sec-
ond Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
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 crafts booths and food specialties. Please join Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce for an exciting weekend. Applica-
tions are available at the Chamber. For information, calf(863) 763-
6464. : .
LOAA raising funds for scholarships
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will be participat-
ing in the 2005 Labor Day Festival, Sept. 3-5, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. Prizes such as a guided fishing trip and a .22 magnum Savage
rifle with hard case will be given away. There will also be daily
drawings, and new camouflage T-shirts will be for sale. Proceeds
from the sales will be used to provide scholarships for Okee-
chobee High School students, to support Grad Nite and to fund
other community projects and charities. For information, call
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, brides-
maid; and, 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, cheeseburgers and baked
beans. Eat all you want for a donation. No take outs will be avail-
able 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, register 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)
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.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N.
This program is offered free to the community. For information,
call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE at (863) 763-5093.
Airboat group to meet Sept. 8
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant, 301
W South Park S.. Agenda items include selection of an audit com-
mittee, an update on the 2006 jamboree, additional charitable giv-
ing and report on Labor Day. Visitors are welcome. Call the Ander-
sons at (863) 763-6069 for information.
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 offer-
ing job openings in all types of Central Florida industries. To pre-
register, go online to DFEC.org. For more information, call (407)
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
Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at the corner of S.E.
Fourth St. and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in
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seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
.members. The purpose of this clubI
is to promote pride, respect, spirit
and unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business commu-
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, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863) 462-5050.
seats on sale
Gold seals and reserved seats
are nov on sale for O.H.S sports.
The cost of0 a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to adnis
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as boowl
games, arnborees or pla, offs.
Reserved seals entitle the hold-
er tu admission to all home Brah-
man football games. The cost of
the reser% ed seats is $40 per seat.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade.
baugh at 8631462-5025.
Soccer sign ups
are now under way
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks & Recreation
Department's 'ouih Soccer League
will be held Monday-Friday, from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sign-ups will 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 present a
copy of their child's birth certificate
at the time of registration." The
child's age as of Dec. 31, 2005, will
determine their age division.
Age divisions will be' 14 and
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Games will be played locally,
and will start Oct. 1 and end before
For information, call the recre- -
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Rodeo tickets ,
are now on sale I
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Pro R deo Cow% boy Association
(PRCA) rodeo that will be held at
the Cattlenrien's Rodeo Arena on
U.S. 441 N
Rodeo performances will be
Saturday, Sept. 3; Sunday, Sept. 4;
and Mlonday. Sept. 5.
SThe price of tickets for this'
LaboI Da) weekend rodeo is $14
per ticket. There will also be a
paade n Mon Monday, Sept. 5, at 10 LIK E OnNFaIGHBOR STATE ,RM 1s THERL-'
a.m in downtown\ n Okeechobee.
The Chamber ot Commerce is r u, ,. .
accepting registrations for parade
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At the Movies
The following movies are now | k AL
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 26,
through Thursday, Sept. 1, are as
Theatre I "Brothers Grimm"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Skeleton Key" (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.
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-
Coast Guard Auxiliary
active 'in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you), save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct more
the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For information, call (863) 467-
EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the stale The Eckerd
',outh Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
-choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
Rick Hargraves at EYDC, 7200
U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee,
Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174, ext.
The Okeechobee Cou nty Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the
library's' web page at
choose the link to the Online
Book Club. Simply follow the
directions on the page. You will
start. receiving chapters from
popular books in your daily e-
mail. After you have read two or
three chapters from a book, you
will begin receiving chapters
from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There
is no charge for this service. You
don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful World of reading.
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is
currently enrolling eligible chil-
dren into subsidized childcare.
The program is currently serving
children age birth to kinder-
garten age. Both parents must be
working or attending some type
' of school or training. There is an
income limit based on family
size. Call 1-(866) 273-6340 to be
placed on the waiting list.
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Chosen People speaker will be at local church Sunday
Dr. Richard Freeman, vice
president of Chosen People Min-
istries, will be speaking at Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church, 4209
U. S. 441 S.E., on Sunday, Aug. 28
during the 10:30 a.m. worship
service. A love offering will be
Chosen People Ministries is on
the forefront of Jewish evangel-
ism. The ministry began in 1894
when Rabbi Leopold Cohn came
to believe that Jesus was the Mes-
siah of Israel. Beginning in Brook-
lyn, Rabbi Cohn sought to share
the good news with his own peo-
ple. Since that time, hundreds of
Chosen People workers have
shared the gospel message of sal-
vation in Jesus with Jewish peo-
ple around the world.
Dr. Freeman was born and
The Okeechobee County Min-
isterial Association met Aug. 10.
Those in attendance were:
Maurice Alexander, Malinda
Belleville, Joe Bishop, James
Dawson, Duane Eatmon, Pete
Gawda, John Hirst, Jim Hudson,
Al Jaquith, Donald Kovacs,
Eddie Lamb, Al Padgett, Paul Rit-
ter, Gene Roddenberry, Bruce
Simpson, Edward Stewart,
Bruce Swinford, Gay Carlton,
Teresa Davis, Bobbi Poole.
Jim Hudson brought the
meeting to order at 12:03 p.m.
Eddie Lamb opened in prayer.
Hospice of Okeechobee
Teresa Davis .of Hospice of
Okeechobee announced that the
Second Annual Hospice Sabbath
will be Aug.,27 and 28. Hospice
will provide inserts for bulletins
and river rocks in remembrance
of lost loved ones a time to
reflect and remember.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a
Christian, non-profit building
organization that builds in part-
nership with low income fami-
lies. One house is underway in
Okeechobee. The Methodist
Church has been participating.
Treasure Island Baptist Church
will be putting up the vinyl sid-
ing. Habitat needs support from
the churches. Paul Ritter of Habi-
tat would like to speak to each
church and how they can help.
Families are there working with
the church. The homeowner has
to put 400 hours into it.
Okeechobee County is get-
ting a grant and Habital for
Humanity will get a portion of it.
It will give Habitat a jump start.
The organization,wants to build
seven homes. Habitat is a locally
run organization. The national
office doesn't come in to bail the
local chapter out.
There are many people in
need in the community. .
How do people qualify for
house through Habitat? It's
based on the need for decent
housing; willingness to partner;
ability to make mortgage pay-
ments. If they can't physically
help build, there are other tasks
they can help with. The money
raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. into a very
traditional Jewish, though not
religious, family. He did, however,
receive religious training for five
years in a conservative synagogue
and received his Bar Mitzvah at
age 13. Following that experience,
though staunchly Jewish nation-
alistically, he drifted, away from
the synagogue and attended only
on the special Jewish holidays.
In 1973, Dr. Freeman married
Julia DeBellis who was from an
Italian Catholic background. It
was primarily through her spiritu-
al pilgrimage that God reached Dr.
Freeman. But first Dr. Freeman
met a born-again Christian, his
supervisor at work. Though Dr.
Freeman responded angrily at first
to this man's sharing his faith, his
life was a wonderful testimony of
goes back to Habitat to build
more homes. It is not a donation
but an investment.
Habitat's purpose is to elimi-
nate substandard housing. The
organization's address will be
Early Learning Coalition
Through the Early Learning
Coalition there is an opportunity
for moms to make money and
stay home. The Early Learning
Coalition will help them get
trained, and help some with
equipment. If people are inter-
ested, see Pat Hickman at the
A Prayer Walk around the
schools is planned on the Tues-
day evenings in September. The
first one will be Sept. 6, at 6:30
p.m. Citizens Patrol is willing to
help lead and deal with traffic.
Evening of Prayer
The fourth Monday night
there will be a time of prayer at 7
p.m. for the local community,
elected leaders and hurricane
protection. This is held at His
House Fellowship (formerly
Church of the Nazarene).
Kiwanis would like to come
along side the ministerial associ-
ation and work with its mem-
bers on the National Day of
Prayer. Kiwanis would like to
furnish a sack or box lunch for
the peace and joy that comes to
those who put their faith and trust
in the Lord. The joy in his life
made Dr. Freeman jealous and
opened his heart to what was to
come. In August 1982, she accept-
ed Jesus as her Lord and Savior
and immediately began praying
for her husband's salvation. In
Jan. 1983, God answered that
prayer. Through the ministry of
Chosen People Ministries, Dr.
Freeman heard and responded to
the gospel message and accepted
Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
Immediately, God gave him a
hunger to know Him and His
Word intimately. He immersed
himself in the Bible and was disci-
pled by his pastor. In the summer
of 1987, Dr. Freeman and his wife
responded to God's call and
5th Sunday Service
There were 10-12 churches
represented at the last service.
The next fifth Sunday is on
Pregnancy Resource Center
Malinda Belleville of the Preg-
nancy Resource Center shared a
DVD presentation by Dr. James
Dobson from Focus on the Fami-'
ly regarding getting involved in
the ministry of the pregnancy
resource centers. She informed
those in attendance at the meet-
moved to Dallas, Texas where he
attended Dallas Theological Semi-
nary. While in Dallas, Dr. Freeman
worked as a missionary with Cho-
sen People Ministries. Before fin-
ishing the degree program at Dal-
las, he was called to pastor the
congregation when he was saved,
Light of Israel Messianic Congre-
gation. He became pastor of that
congregation in Dec. 1989. In
April 1994, Dr. Freeman also
became pastor of Dunwoody
Baptist Church in Yonkers, N.Y,
which is where Light of Israel's
services ere held. So, for five years
of his ten-year pastorate, he
enjoyed the unique challenge of
pastoring two congregations.
On July 1, 1999, he assumed
his position as vice-president and
director of church ministries and
ing that the center here is having
financial struggles and needs the
churches here to get involved.
Big Lake Missions Outreach
,Bruce Swinford of Big Lake
Missions Outreach said a food
drive is needed. The food situa-
tion is very serious. The rents
have doubled and electric bills
have increased. The organiza-
tion has handed out a lot of food.
The Presbyterian Church food
bank was broken into, but it has
been replenished and they're up
E. XH.I .IJ T -SUPPLY
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This lesson in spiritual supply and demand was offered by
the Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene.
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conferences for Chosen People
Ministries. He works with church-
es throughout the country and
abroad. Dr. Freeman teaches
Bible conferences on various top-
ics such as "Jewish Evangelism",
"Messianic Prophesy", "End-time
Prophecy", "The Church and
Israel", "The Feasts of Israel", and
much more. He also ministers to
local churches in Florida where
he and his family reside.
He finished his studies begun
in Dallas, at Conservative Baptist
Seminary of the East, where he
received his M.Div. in Sep. 1994.
He received his D.Min. at Gordon-
Conwell Seminary in 2004.
Dr. Freeman and his family are
active members of First Baptist
Church of West Palm Beach. He
and his wife have three children,
Heather, (Mrs. Cody Forbes),
Brian and Joel. They also have
two grandsons, Cody, and Car-
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98th St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
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Back up to Oke, chobee Colf & Countryv Club. Environmental ases~mc rnt .are'
brushed on tho-e. NO VeUlands. Paved road rrontage Call Elbert 64-"-460L
Asking 575.000 each.
20 ACRE PARCEL
north of town )u.oft fi Hwy rS Asking 600 0100 C.all Pat 561-n44-5415.
OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS
Th-a: appro,'. 1 2,' acre lot w ou u~l e for our nie, home! Priced
at $25 000 # iuunU
Elbert Batton Joe Arnold Shelly Batton Jonathan Bean
Lic. RE Broker, 863-610-1639 863-634-5294 863-634-9275
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PINE RIDGE PARK
1013-M: 2Bd/2Ba DW located in Pine Ridge
Park. This home has lots of potentials. NEw
roof, carpet, vinyl, carport. It also has family
room & open screen porch, fenced yard & much
i .s :131'll1I'll11 I t 4.
5033H: 48+/- acres with home, split bedroom plan, tile
floors throughout, screened inground pool with large
deck, large 32772 horse barn with concrete aisle way,
tack & feed room, pads for washing horses, fenced and
cross-fenced, 2/1 bath gust house. (#89325)
5004-M: Nice 3Bd/2Ba SWMH located in
Four Seasons. Lot 100xl00, completely
fenced. Good for east coast commuters. New
water, treatment unit and counter tops.
I':f ~ I. I) i 1. ''1.n -i .
7000-1: 24 sites, 3 apartments fully fur-
nished, 2 park model mobile homes, 1
DWMH used as an office, 13 RV sites (6
have mobile homes on them), very neat
and dean park on the water. (#89487)
* 11 acres in Buckhead Ridge. (#89208)
* Land Available: Dark Hammock, Southern Pines, Basswood,
,Okeechobee Gardens and Viking. I-
David Ilazellil'863-763-6291ItaleD vs836010 hrnPeaI6361-0
Bet Iaelil'6 -6 0 -. S -- 0-86 376 353 3
311 N.E. 2
(behind Regions Bank next b
* Competitive Rates *
* Residential *
* Commercial *
20 Acre parcel(s)
Underground utilities (electric & telephone)
4" well with R.O. System
House pad (yard to be customized)
On county road frontage
Owner financing available
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RenfanIncs Taylor Creek Real Estate
DaA-.e f/ 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E.
""i Donald A. Renfranz 17
4h7.2)31,or 034--. Okeechobee, FL 34974
l[c r. Bjagger -r.i3-6~P .r 4---07 1
Bill itemper.3. or-032334 iOne: (863) 763-7312
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Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
Kathy Godwin Lic. R.E. Broker
2010 N.W. 6th Street 863-763-8222
.. kitchen cabinets, carprt, sprinkler sys-
tem, and dock. Storm awnings, double
carport, deep canal, a must see!
#89615 RARE ONE ON LAKE-ACCESS A.
WATERFRONT CANAL IN ANCIENT
OAKS! Nice 1/1 park model trailer plus ele- -
vated patio, office, front porch! Nicely fur-
rished! Remodeled kitchen! Boat dock at back- -
yard! Lots of extras! $190,000 BUYS IT NOW! .
Mai na:I5 te.:IiluI. n :Ik^lir^lIl r
#89400 NO BETTER OAK-SHADED LOT IN
R-BAR ESTATES! Concrete block, 5 bdrm.
w/garage needs some fixing and re-modeling,
so priced accordingly! Loads of potential! Pole
barn/stalls w/tac room, crossed-fenced, circu-
lar drive! Ask Don about the hidden stone
fireplace! Priced right to SELL right at
489392 HURRICANES CREATE OPPORTUNITY! Non-watertront lot at 15 Lake dr. in Buckhead! Old trailer blown awa\v!
All bona-fide offers submitted! Asking $85,000.
#89022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Cleared, nice, seawall @ 96 Linda Rd. in Buckhead! Conforming house/dbl. wide
OK! Reduced to just $130,000!
#89159: WATERFRONT LOT! For conforming house or doublewide @ 70 Linda Gardens Rd. in Buckhead! Has small
w-recked -ructure to dear-off. $100,000!
# 892014.5 ACRES IN OKEECHOBEE WITH HWY. 78 W. FRONTAGE! V-E-R-Y interesting parcel near trailer parks, restau-
rant, bar! Not far from River! $450,000!
* 10 ACRES WITH B-I-G POLE BARN! Lot #16 @'OK Acres on NE 80th Ave. $253,000!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres on NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT! Lots # 13, # 15, 17 te.OK Acres directly\ fronting on paved NE 8.ith Ave.
$253,;00 EACH! -
Tre;., c enr n.o3 are su.C|,e.: to aor "C' nsal -e 0.,,. ,-- n or A irICa.avI w lrIouW ,C I,'Ilri,T,i ,hon rc. i, 3 aC i.u''I L.'u ..j .1 ,arrani.,-3
208N PrrttAve o (83,63-26
Fax (83*6395oTl Fr ees80).91OKE S
330 ACRE BREATHTAKING EQUESTRIAN/CATTLE RANCH
Located in Martin County 3S00 Xq. tt. 4 3 rancher home open concept wood floor-
ing work out room. 4 car carport. -iw.imung pool. mollher-in-la' suite
improved native pastuie. o stall horse barn oakicabbage hanmmncks abundant
wddlue Much much more. mu-t .;ee' This property can also be purchased a 160
acres which tnclude& houue and pa-.tre land including the barnr 198is80'51
lust off Taylor Creek with Lake
Okeechobeeaccess! Immaculate 2 /2
DWMH, '-14x28 Florida fa mily
room. Beautifully landscaped
75\110 waterfront lot with seawall.
Priced at $259,90)o 1BSS880t4
CLOSE TO TOWN
Nice 5 acre lot located just
minutes from town.
Completely fenced and
cleared. Desirable area in
Okeechobee. Call for details.
MNose B. Joiner- Licensed Real Estate Broker
Pritchard-s --7 a.
1804 S. Parrott Ave.
30 Acre nigh, dry Ranch
with 2001 like New Mobile
Home, Pole Blag Fenced
Catlepens Well, Septic &
Eleclnc Clear and Open .
land with Pond 2
1+ ACRE VACANT LOTS
Three adjoining 1.25 acre lots in the
Viking forming a very desirable homesite
or vacation retreat.
Sell together or separately.
Call Barbara 863-447-0162
OKEECHOBEE ACCESS _.
The wise investor will rec-
ognize the value of this
almost new waterfront --- ....
3/2/2 with R-30 rating. Iher-
+ screened waterfront palio
wl/healed Jacuzzi Call
E Barbara 863-447-0162
2001 CBS home in the Viking, very, very
nicely done home, just waiting on a
family! Water treatment, ceiling fans,
tile floors, jacuzzi tub, tiled shower and
much more! Call Bill or Jerri to see!
Beautiful 2/1 with pool on 3.25 acres on
end of cul-de-sac in R-Bar. Nice stone
front fireplace, screened porch with
summer kitchen wood burning stove,
new fencing around pool, new A / C and
roof. Call Stephanie Rowley for more
details. $375,000, (#88945)
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Brandon D. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
'. ... Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
=~ "'-- .~M .' ". ark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Ron Staley 697-6221 Lynne Price 634-4250
104 N.W 7th Ave.. (863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner OfSR 70 West & N.W 7th Ave.
Mail' realestatacitucker-groun.com Website: www.tucker-aroup.com
Ouiet Country Living! This very nice
DWMH has 3/2 and could be 4th
Barm Sits on a beautiful fenced 1
ac lot with a 5 bay garage
$219.900 Call Bill for more info
634-6797 List 4203B.
Soooo Darn Perfectl1 3/2 CBS
S walerfroni home lhat is suitable for
S, everyone's needs Covered boal-
house w/ lift and screened fisti
house located off of the Rim Canal in
Lakeport. $349,500. Call Jeri for
... details 634-6056. List #205A
Come home to comfort' Beautiful
3Bd/1Ba 1/2 frame home built in 2001
located in Taylor Creek Isles Large
A 0 master bedroom with fireplace as well
'' 3as a fireplace in the living room
Spacious kitchen with sliding glass
''. doors Call Sheryl to10 see this lovely
S' '' h"-ome 634-1343 $279900 List 214A
SE LL^S -LiE. R.E. Broker
S E L L -763-40 Cell 634-5588
Residential Acreage Commercial Y, Lancast
4251 HwY. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219 katiMdder netsca,.
MAKING FOR LISTINGS! aeolcei6
FOURTI U NIAREA ,llt B22,UUU
2/2 on 4.7"70 (1997 -Vassau Home.i with screened
plant area, stocked pond, patio. Yard has been
landscaped with Florida trees and plants
J&S ESTATES $155,000
Two bedroom, two bath home located in J&S
Estates. Well with water filter system, has
indoor/in-ground heated pool (solar 1,000ft. pip-
ing) with aux. 175,OOOBTU heater also. Work-out
room. Svrinkler system. (#89068)
SLOANS SUBDIVISION $194,500 TALL PINES ESTATES $159,900
2 store, cracker style home on 150x140. up.stairs 2002 DiVNMH on 2 3 acre '103,295) 3Bd'2Ba
%,with loft room & extra bedroom. Wood pmnac master bath with dressing area/ walk-in closet.
fence around property, 2005 new metal roof, screen Kitchen is large for family gatherings. 1728 sq. ft.
room on rear 20016, open front porch. patio car- home with iwiood deck for entertaining and sum-
port shed. outdoor showerigarden -ink aH' 39-4i mer cook-out- Clean/wellmaintained. (#89236)
* Viking 1.5 acres. Call Kathy 634-8676 for -J.t
more information. $30,000.
* Viking/Prairie area: 1.25 acres. Buyer .
responsibilit-V to inspect for wet areas.
Seller motivated. Call Kathy 634-8676.
$37,990. 97) RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II $175,000
2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 total)
BASSWOOD: Reduced for quick sale. convenient to town. Large family kitchen/dining,
Corner building lot on 33rd Avenue. 4th BD used as den. All BD's have walk-in closets,
$36,000 (#89070) each has ceiling fans. (#88747)
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.
* 10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave.
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs .on NE 80th Ave!
* 10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 &
#17 @ OK ACRES directly on NE 80th Ave. are superb lots! $253,000 EACH!
#89201 OVER A C RES WI T H HW. 78WESTFRONTAGE NEAR RIVER! Close
to restaurants, bar, trailer parks and Okee-Tantie park! $450,000. CALL DON!
12 Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 27, 2005
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900 Numbers 160
EARRING, Found in purse pur-
chased at local consignment
FOUND: Earring on dyke be-
tween Lot 7 & Taylor Creek.
Utility Trailer, vic. of L-Cross
on 8/21, if rightful owner
please call to identify.
BLACK SCHNAUZER, Little
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BULLS (2) one black, on
brown. Approx lyr old.
seen vic. of Otter Cree
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BLACK MIX- Female,
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and White. Free to
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CORKY & MARY RISLE
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If i Part-Time 215
Job Information 225
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aoti, ASSISTANT MANAGER
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6 mo MAN/GROUNDS-
AUTO & BOAT UPKEEP
& haul $400 Salary Per Week.
pcs. Avail. to House Sit.
Adventure Tours, Tim
itte n. CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
ots, lit- Computer Literate, must be
ute, to Certified. Temporary Certifi-
o me. cation accepted. Please call
2 Fe- CONVENIENCE STORE .
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gooGrey All shifts. $7/hr and up.
51 Signing bonus.
RS, 2, or apply at Town Star,
haul. 2398 W SR 70, Eagle Bay
COOK & DELIVERY PEOPLE
r, High NEEDED: FT/PT
-421 Apply in person after 3:30 pm.
@ Antoinette's Restaurant,
3651 Hwy. 441 South,
Treasure Island Plaza
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
t Indiantown Sanitation
33rd IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
thing. For Hair Stylists and
Exp. pref but not necessary
EY are NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED
ndez if DOG GROOMER. Must have
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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vacation. Call 863-357-2442.
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Microsoft Office experience
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Department Career Service position to work in school
health 10 months per year. Annual salary range
$25,268.62 to $65,029.38. Background/fingerprinting
and Drug screen required. Minimum qualifications
are: Licensure as a registered nurse in accordance
with FL STAT 464 or eligible to practice nursing in
accordance with FL ADM Code 210-8.22 or 8.27.
EEO/AA/Smoke free. May be required to work before,
during and after emergency or disaster.
Job closes 9/02/2005
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$20,000 Year Salary Plus Commission
Earn $50,000 to $70,000 Per Year
Special Bi-Lingual Position Also Available
Health Ins. & 401 K
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Time, overtime Per diem,,
"DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd"
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Child.Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
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License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
A CLASSIC CUT
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
In the classilleds.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
TToys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat
pump, 12 seer, brand new,
never been used. $1200
DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, Small, Adult size,
Good condition. $45.
ENGRAVED GOLD LOCKET-
1940 With chain, holds 2
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $275
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
shape, free delivery, only
$75. Call 863-675-8937.
FREEZER, KENMORE, Upright,
Good condition. $300 or
best offer. Call Ramses at
MAGIC BULLET As seen on
TV, Brand new, still in box,
side by side, ice on door,
7yrs old, $300 neg.
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-
WATER HEATER 50 gallon,
top of the line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041
SHED, 5 yrs. old, 8x10, w/6ft.
roll up door, $600.
TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$2250. New never used, Call
MIAMI SUN- 3 Wheel bike,
Excellent shape. $150.
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $1000.
STEPS, AHl aluminum w/rail-
ings, 4 steps & approx. 3% x
3 platform top. $150
STORAGE BUILDING 4x8-
wood w/ alum siding. #88
@ Taylor Creek Resort $375,
RAILROAD TRUSSES- (5)
asking $100 will sell separ-
STEPS, Aluminum w/railing, 3
steps high. $60. neg.
CRIB 3 n 1, light beige $70
FLOWER POTS (5) McCoy.
$120 for all. (863)357-1042
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
DELL LATITUDE CP LAPTOP-
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
COMMERCIAL KILN, Pouring
table & Mixer. $300 for all,
will sep. (863)467-8177
BED FRAME Wooden, twin
good condition $20
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
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- real wood,
very good shape, $75.
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- 6 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion $600. (863)357-1175
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
DINNING ROOM TABLES (2)
$50 for both, will sep. Nice
DR SUITE- Ashley, Oak, round
table, no leaf, 4 chairs, $200
or best offer.
END TABLES (2) solid wood,
w/ pull out drink/plate hold-
ers $180 or best offer
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $200.
TABLE w/ 6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition. $100.
WATERBEDS- King (full set)
& Queen $500 Will separ-
Wine Rack, 31x78, 4 shelves,
black metal & oak counter,
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
PARTY CART seats 4 peo-
ple, 1 dog & plenty of cool-
ers, 36v charger, $900
AR-15 BUSHMASTER .223
cal. carbine, custom trigger,
accessory rail, A2 style. $800,
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. (history,
gun smithing, ballistics) like
new $450 863-697-2033
pump .22 cal Model 121,
RUGER MINI 14 .223 cal.,
like new, with extras,
. $350/neg. 239-246-6444.
RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169
PILATES EXERCISE BOARD
- great for strength training.
TREADMILL, Proform EKG 2,
fairly new, $180.
WEIGHT BENCH Welder, in-
cludes 185 Ibs of cement
weights & bar. In gd shape.
WESLO Treadmill folds for
HAMMOCK SWING- Brand
new, Never used; $55.
ADULT SCOOTER, 3 Wheel,
Space Saver, Runs great.
Good condition. $500.
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
RECLINER, LIFT CHAIR, Elec-
tric. Asking $150 or best
SCOOTER- Golden Alante
motorized chair. New w/ war-
ranty papers, pd $6K asking
$1300 neg (863)357-2233
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels, very
good condition. $25.
BIRDFEEDER, $38 or best of-
CHRISTMAS TREE- 6 1/2',
Blue mini lights, balls & tree
skirt. $35. for all
FUEL TANK, 300 gallon, with
pump, $400 or best offer.
(863)675-6568 leave mes-
NEXTEL i275 Camera
Phone only 3 months old
$80 or best offer
PLASTIC BUCKETS W/LIDS-
5 gallon, $25 for all, will sell
PRINTER DOCK Kodak, for
digital cam. Wrks w/ cx6000,
7000,dx6000, 7000, Is600,
700. $100 (863)697-2422
WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
or 5 gallons bottled water,
cold dispenser & cup holder.
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, 2 yrs.
old, pd $1257, sell for $600.
DRUM SET, BY: TAMA, Brand
new symbols & stands.
$800 or best offer.
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER- Ex-
cellent condition, with case.
asking $200. or best offer.
PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, $375. Call
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AFRICAN GREY CONGO
Hand fed $900
Hand Fed $650
BEAGLE- Tri-colored, Female,
8 mo old, CKC reg. Loves
Kids $200. Call
863-763-2749 or 801-8193
BULLDOG Female, 16 mos
old, brindle.'Red & black w/
white on nose. Beautiful &
sweet. $400 239-494-7042
FISH TANKS (20) 2M, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
DOG KENNEL- chain link,
6x6x10, with door, new dog
house, orig $325 asking
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3765
JACK RUSSEL, Female, Lost
of in vic. of Potter Rd. on Aug.
10th. Ti Colored. Reward!
PARROT- Congo African Gray
Baby. Hand tamed, 3 mo.
old. $950. neg.
PUG- 5 mos old, male, shots,
POMERANIANS- 1-male lyr
old, 1-Female 2 yrs old,
Breeding pair. AKC, F-$600,
POODLE- mini female, lyr
old, to a good loving home,
$125 cash only
RED NOSE PITBULL Female,
7 mos old, very friendly,
good with kids. $250
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
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.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourna-
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles, etc. Pd. $1100,
now $550. (863)357-1572
GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
ic II, like new, $200.
14 Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 27, 2005
GOLF CART Club Car, needs
repair, $150. Call
POOL TABLE World Leisure
Championship Tournament sz.
w/all accessories. Good con-
dition, $550 (863)357-1572.
ULTRA LIGHT KIT- fixed wing,
3/4 finished, $1600 or best
offer. (239)394-5888 or
JVC CD Remote, SMXJ101,
$15 or best offer.
HITACHI TV 50", big screen.
4yrs old, looks god, must
pick up. Moving, must sell!
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
built in battery charger, Exc
cond $995. (863)467-4328
GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost
$2000 sell for $1200
TOW BAR- $25.
CHEROKEE JEEP- Brand new
battery, Good condition
HOOVER EMPOWER- Almost
new, Cost $140. Sell $70.
DVD's (85) & 20-40 VHS
$500 or best offer
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
HORSE TRAILER, For 2 Hors-
es, Tandem axle, Extra tall,
Covered. $1000. or best of-
MARE & GELDING -10 & 14,
both broke. Nice horses.
$1800 for both
MINIATURE BLUE ROAN
STALLION, 28" High. Show
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
Swill sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
RIDING MOWER 28" cut,
Snapper, electric start. $450
RIDING MOWER, Poulan,
14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton,
42" cut, $550. Call
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
'105, Used once. 33" cut,
15hp engine. $1300. Call
Large & Small.
Call Alston Raulerson @
(863)763-2207 for more infi.
READING A ae
helps you understand the
world around you. / ,
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
LAd -Rent 935
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
BUCK HEAD RIDGE 2br, 1ba
Nic .On canal. $1050 mo.
No pels For more info call
(561)746-0448 or 352-5977
Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1500 mo.
OkEECHOBEE, 2 Bdrm, 1 Ba,
Located @310 N.E. 4th Ave.
$750 mo. + 1st, last & $500.
s;dep. Call (863)467-5965
C OBEE, 2BR, 1BA, w/
screened room, elec. boat lift,
on water, completely furn.,
$1100 mo. + sec. dep.
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR. 2BA, 907
SW,2nd Ave, Close to
Icfools $900mo. +1st&
last sec dep (863)634-0512
1400 sq' A/C + carpeting
101 NW 5th St. next to The
,Medicine Shop Call.
863-634-9331 for details.
,Fr 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.
,,e pro,l.Fr Tiirv I0* iew
Lr[ ouu. $i'ut700m,)
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Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Marvelous, custom 3,670 SF,
well maintained Ranch
Estate on 6 pristine acres. 3
master suites w/walk-in
closets, 3.5 baths, intercom &
fans. Appliances 2 years new,
4 car garage w/front & rear
entrances. Above ground
pool, mature shade & fruit
trees. Stocked pond. Room
for horses, boat, RV parking.
Property fenced w/gate.
Minutes to "Lake O".
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Complete Double Section,
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
OKEECHOBEE, 1 Bdm, 1 Ba
on the water, Furnished. Nice
Area. Great views. $500 mo.
Call toll free 866-966-7174.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
ADULT PARK, Seminole Vil-
lage Lot 27, 2Br/2Ba, Move in
cond. Furnished. Boat dock.
CLEWISTON AREA- 2 mobile
homes, (1) 1993 &(1) 1987
Please cal (305)796-3449
for more information.
Furnished Mobile in Mobile
Home Park, 3BR, 1 1/2BA,
Fla. rm., storage room, new
a/c, very clean, asking
$15,500. Call (772)879-2879
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE,
1989 Single Wide, 2 BR, 2 BA,
Good cond. Must be moved.
New & Used
Best Deals Anywhere.
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda.
OKEECHOBEE 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba,
Deeded Lot, 2 Car Ports, FL
Rm., Screen Rm., Shop, New
Heat & Air, New Carpet, Water
System & Furnished. 55+
PALM HARBOR Limited Edi-
tion, 3BR, 2BA, 1600 Sq Ft.
Excellent condition, Financ-
ing Available (863)763-7909
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
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Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035
BOAT, 16 Ft. w/115 hp motor.
$500 or will trade for equal
value Riding Mower.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
CATFISH BOAT, 21' long,
70hp Tohatsu, new trailer.
Good condition. $2500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
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.
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.
PONTOON BOAT '91, 24', 120
hp motor; full bimini w/storage
cover; new trir., needs a little
work. $4250 772-263-2555
TRI HULL BASS BOAT- 16ft,
with 85HP Johnson, $1500
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.
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson 5 hp,
Brand new condition. Only
used 4 hrs. Pd. $1500, Ask-
ing. $800. (863)697-6109
YAMAHA 0/B ENGINE, 9.9,
Very low hours, runs excellent.
$600., 863-763-3153 Mon. -
Fri., 8am-Spm Call Pete.
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $300.
EX 300 4 WHEELER- '98-
SUZUKIE 125 3 Wheeler w/re-
verse. $500. (863)634-3029
Autos Wanted 401u
Classic Cars -1015
Commercial Trucks 4020)
Foreign Cars 401330
Four Wheel Drive 1035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050J
Sport Utility 40,55
Tractor Trailers 4060)
Utility Trailers 4065
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 CORSICA '94 4 door
sedan. Dependable ride. 68K
mi, auto trans. Some rust
FORD T-BIRD- 93, 6 cyl, Au-
to, Pwr windows/seats, Tilt
wheel, Cruise, Cold A/C,
FORD TEMPO 1992, Rebuilt
engine, 48K mis. 30+ mpg.
Good condition. $800.
GRAND PRIX SE '95 Leather
seats, all power, cold air,
CD, runs good $2500
fHONDA ACCORD '89 -.runs
very good, good gas mile-
age, white, nds some body
work $850 (786)234-2566
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- Runs
cood, Good tires, cold A/C.
t 200 or best offer..
MERC GRAND MARQUIS, '92-
V8, PW/PL/PS, new trans,
cold AC, new spare, $2500
NISSAN 300ZX '85 Cold a/c,
new stereo c/d, $2500 Call
OLD'S CUTLASS- '90, low
miles, 4 door, Runs great.
OFC advisory council to form
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus will ho "jr organizational
School Advisory Council meeting Monday, Sept. 292 .m. in the Fresh-
man Campus auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave. During this meeting,
membership and officers will be elected for the 2005-06 school year. All
parents are invited. For information, call Toni Wiersma, principal, at (863)
Hammock State Park hosts festive l
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th
Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival.Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. There will be an antique car show, arts and'craft vendors, live'
music, kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a
cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living, history re-enactments and
more! Park admission is $4 per carload (up, to eight people). Arts and
crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire
day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-76,95; or, by e-mail at
email@example.com for information or to request a vendor
packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis of the
Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.
Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N \\ 10th St., will
hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide participation,
in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the sale will help
finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order forms have been
placed at different businesses so that the church can fill the orders. For
information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654, Orders will be taken
until the end of September.
St. Theresa's will host Sunday s e$ 4 6s, ,
The St Theresa Catholic Church Buckhead Ridge Sunday School
(CCD) will begin Oct 2. Please call Ann at (863) 467-1516 or Fr. Dan at the
Parish Office (863) 946-0696, for information.
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and'Sale sponsored byXi
Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled for Sat-
urday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout theyear for commti 'projects: Past pro-
ceeds have been used to purchase canned goods:',and blankets for the
Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and donations
to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now being accept-
ed. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud
at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680. '
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paper delivered to your home, call Reader
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questions or requests about your home .
delivery, call Reader Services at 'S
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Church hosting Christian speaker
., ,The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W Fourth St., will host-
the best selling Christian author and speaker Beth Moore, who will be
delivering messages via satellite, on Oct. 7 from 7 until 9:30 p.m. and on
Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To register for the event, call the First
Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171. Tickets for the two day event are $25.
Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of operation
are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not
open during school hours. For information, contact the pool office at
Church celebrates open house month
September is open house month for the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Any one in the community who is look-
ing for a church home or who is interested in knowing more about the
United Methodist Church is invited to attend worship services. Services
are at 8 a.m. on Sunday, 9:30 a.m. for praise and 11 a.m. for traditional
services. Fellowship time is held in the fellowship hall\at 9 and 10:30
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming 'a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeeehobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member,
contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Cen-
ter, (863) 763-3212.
Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor
SJeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four
years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of
the children in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds
through a grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or
two as their own and monitors the programs' services that they pro-
vide to our children. Those interested in completing an application
should contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-5000,
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA WAGON, '89, runs good,
good shape, $800 neg.
POINT. BONNIVILLE, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, asking $1800
(863)675-2598 Iv msg.
PONTIAC GRAND AM 1995,
$4500. (863)763-4921 Or
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX- '91,
Runs great. A/C, Needs
PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97,
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,
SATURN SUPER COUPE '01,
Elec. Blue, Loaded, 30+ mpg.
Premium whis., Sporty & exc.
cond $7000 863-357-0060
TOYOTA TERCEL '91 needs
transmission. $250 or best
CHEVY PUMPER FIRE TRUCK
'47 w/hoses, lights & siren.
Has rust, but very restorable.
VOLKSWAGON 1978 Con-
vertible. Needs work. $500.
CHEVY SILVERADO 1987,
4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
bed. Needs TLC. Some new
parts. $1000 (863)467-4459
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2500.
DIESEL ENGINE- 7.3 with
transmission and rear end.
MISC. PARTS off of '80's
Mustang, $2500 for all will
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, .for
parts or repair, good trans,
tires, a/c blows cold, $450
TIRES (4) Mastercraft Courser
SE, A/T. P265/75R16's. $40
for all. (863)674-1906
TIRES (4) Michelin, Good
shape. Off of Lincoln Town
Car. $40 for all.
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy 810 or smaller truck
Excellent condition $300.
TOOL BOX diamond plate for
full size truck & L shape 110
gal fuel tank, (2) -12v fuel
TOOL BOX, For Full Size Pick
Up. Diamond plated. $75.
$250 or best offer.
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 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 F150 '93 manual,
needs engine $500
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1100 or best
FORD F250- '91, 4X4, 460, 5
speed, Wrecked, parts or
whole. $1000 or best offer.
will sep (863)675-4697
FORD F350, '86, 6.9L Diesel,
dually flatbed, $2500 or
best offer. (772)215-8202
FORD PICK UP 1977, Runs.
FORD RANGER '88 w/
camper top, auto, runs good,
cold air, new tires. $950
FORD RANGER- '88, Runs
good, New motor, $500.
MITSUBUSHI- '86, 2 W/D, 4
cyl, Standard $850. or best
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
TANDEM AXLE TRLR- can
haul car or truck, 16x6, all
TRAIL), Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
FORD AEROSTAR, '91, good
motor & trans., for parts on-
ly, $350 or best offer.
GMC VADUA, 1994 Captains
Chairs,"cold a/c, C/D player,
body & motor good,
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 27, 2005 10
An A advertising Supplement To The Okeechobee News
* Published: Saturda 71. August 2'". 2005
This is the year to Escape in the 2005 Escape
has been updated, not an uncommon occurrence for any car
Tie downs in the cargo area can be useful. As with other Ford SUVs, the rear window opens
separately from the tailgate for quick access to small items. The spare tire is located under-
neath the body, as in a pickup.
By Greg Hendriks.
Ford's .popular Escape mini
SUV sees it's first major changes
to the 2005 models since it:
introduction four years ago
Most immediately noticeably
the styling has been updated, no
an uncommon occurrence fo
any car or truck after a few years
But that's merely the surface, as
there are engine and chassi:
refinements across the line, and
even a new gasoline-electric
On the straight gasoline side
engine choices seem the same a
a glance, with an entry-leve
four-cylinder and, unusually for
the mini-ute crossover class, a
3.0-liter V6., But the new 2.3-liter
"Durptec" four replaces the old
2.0-liter "Zetec," and improves
upon it considerably with an
additional 26 horsepower to
153 and 15 lb-ft of torque to
The 3.0-liter "Duratec" V6 is
the same basic engine as has
been in V6 Escapes since 2001
with the same 200 horsepower
but it has a new\ engine manage
ment system for improved throl
tie response, and changes to the
engine mounts helped to reduce
vibration. The hybrid uses a
modified version of the Duratec
four-cylinder engine in, a full
hybrid drivetrain, but I shall save
that for a separate review.
A four-wheel drive option is
expected in the small crossover
class, and the Escape has fit that
description since day one. But
the old "Control Trac II" four
wheel drive system, which fea
lured two driver-selectable set-
tings, automatic front-rear
torque split and locked center
differential, has been replaced
by the "Intelligent 4WD" system
which uses a computer-con-
trolled center clutch to engage
the rear wheels as needed.
The control computer ,uses
data' from sensors at all four
wheels and tile accelerator to
determine how much torque to
send to the rear wheels to pre-
vent wheel slip. Ford claims that
Intelligent -4WD is transparent in
operation, and improves fuel
economy ever so slightly com-
pared to the old system.
Lastly, additional soundproof-
'Check engine' light indicates a problem
By Ian McDougall
Question: We recently pur-
chased a 1994 Ford Fl50XL
extended cab pickup with a 5.0L
engine. The truck has 86,000
miles (138,000 kmin) on it. The
check engine light comes on
intermittently but frequently at
all speeds. Afterwards, there is a
noticeable decrease in power
and the motor hesitates and
The truck has been in several
garages and has had the engine
and transmission analyzed with
no faults found. Several sensors
have been replaced and the
wiring system has been checked
out to no avail. Any insights you
could provide would be appreci-
Answer: Ani fault with sen-
sors or wiring in the fuel injection
system that causes the check
engine light to come on should
also store a trouble code in the
vehicle's computer. I .ill assume
that the mechanics nave not
found a code, because this
would lead them to the problem
Only two problems I know of
cause the check engine light to
come on % ith out setting a code.
They are a fault' fuel injection
computer, and a bad power or
ground connection to the com-
puter The wiring connections
should be checked first. The
truck may loose power and run
poorly with a bad ground
because the computer cannot
deliver the correct amount of
fuel into the engine.
All the diagnostic charts for
this problem have the technician
check for poor power connec-
tions, but Ihe charts do not test
for bad grounds. There are main
computer grounds boiled on the
engine intake manifold.
Clean and tighten these con-
nections even if they look good!
Also check lhe ground cable
from the engine block to the
frame and Irom the Irame to the
battery negative post. Finally.
check all the ground connec-
lions where the main harness
plugs into the computer. A pin
may have been pushed out or
spread so it does not make good
Attention to the smallest
details is necessary to find a
problem like this. You cannot
assume everything is connected
just because the plastic connec-
tor snaps in place. Time,
patience, and a Ford vacuum
electrical troubleshooting manu-
al for vour truck \\ ill be your best
Question: I have a 1988 Toy-
ota pick-up truck and we are get-
ting it ready for a long driving
vacation. The truck has 100,000
miles 0 60,000 kmi of highway
driving on it and the dealer tells
me I should have the engine's
timing bell replaced. The belt is
supposed to be replaced every
60,000 miles (.96,000 km) but it
still looks perfect. The timing
bell is still rubbery to the touch
with no cracking or other appar-
ent problems. Do I really need a
new tiring belt or is the dealer
trying to get some of my money
for unnecessary repairs?
Answer: I would recommend
installing a new timing belt. The
timing belt connects the engine
camshaft with the crankshaft.
Their operation must be timed
to each other so the engine's
valves will open at the correct
time. If a timing belt fails, serious
engine damage %will occur in
many current engines: the valves
will open at the wrong time and
hit the engine's pistons. Repairs
may involve replacing the valves,
or may even require a complete
new engine. In any case, it will
be expensive to fix.
Most manufacturers specify
the mileage at which a timing
belt should be changed.
Because of the high costs
involved with timing belt failure,
the change intervals are deliber-
ately below the expected life
span of the bell.h
Belt technology has
improved in the last decade and
some replacement timing belts
have longer recommended
change intervals than the origi-
nal equipment belt did. If you
are not sure, follow the change
intervals originally published in
the owner's manual for your
vehicle even though the belt
may look good.
The belt should also be
changed if oil or antifreeze has
been leaking onto it. The belt
becomes soft and can easily slip
out of time or have a tooth torn
off. The dealer is looking after
your best interests by recom-
mending the timing belt be
replaced. It can sale you a lot of
There is more change inside than out with the Escape, with
revisions to the instrument panel and a new center console
that features more storage space than the previous design.
d ing' materials have been added,
s the brakes ha%., been upgraded,
and the suspension has been re-
o tuned to improve the ride quality.
D and handling. -
There are three trim levels,
s XLS, XLT, and Limited, with a
s variety of options and option
packages offered. The last
Escape I diote, shortly', after it
was introduced, I found was a,
little soft in the suspension. The
2005's are much better, firmly-
sprung and damped for sporty
a handling and a fun-to-drive char-
, acter, but not uncomfortable at
The extra soundproofing and
new. engine mounts reduce
noise, vibration, and harshness,
r further increasing driving pleas-
t ure. As always, power from the
t V6 was very good, and four-
cylinder customers should get a
much-improved experience this
year. The seemingly small, but,
r significant, improvements to this
r year's Ford Escape keep it at the
r head of its class.
Although the Escape's basic
mini-Explorer shape remains
unchanged, new headlights and
new fr9nt and rear fascias give it
a fresh new look.. The new
pieces are a little more angular,
and give it a slightly more
assertive stance "aggressive"
just isn't going to work to
describe a small, urban-oriented
Chrome trim is minimal.
Built-in fender flares, with plas-
tic-clad extensions, give a sporty
look, and the prominent charac-
ter line on the side that joins the
wheel arches removes any
chance of slab-sidedness. The
dropped hood center gives the
Escape a more sports car-like
-than truck-like character.
Its styling is generally under-
stated, not overly aggressive or
macho like some other SUVs.
The side cladding should protect
from common minor parking lot
combat damage. Running
boards are available, but are
hardly necessary because of the
low step-in height.
There is more change inside
than out, with revisions to the
instrument panel and a new cen-
ter console that features more
storage space than the previous
design. The seats are also. new.
Ford claims they offer greater
comfort and support, and I
won't argue. With medium-firm
padding and good side support,
they would not be out of place in
a sporty sedan.
and silvery plastic trim give it a
touch of contemporary sport-
import style. Rear seat room is
good, aided by a nearly-flat floor.
It's split 60/40, with flip-up cush-
ions for a flat load floor, to give
maximum cargo versatility..
Tie downs in the cargo area
can be useful. As with other Ford
SUVs, the rear window opens
separately from.the tailgate for
quick access to small items. The
spare tire is located underneath
the body, as in a pickup.
Ford's "Personal Safety Sys-
tem," a combination of sensor-
managed frontal airbags and
safety belt pretensioners, is now
standard in all Escapes. Occu-
pant classification sensing deter-
mines the weight of front seat
occupants for optimum. airbag
The "Safety Canopy" system
of sensors and side-curtain
airbags is available, and can add
protection in the event of a
rollover. Antilock brakes are
,standard on all models; V6 four-
wheel drive models have four-
The 2005 Escape's sportier
exterior and interior looks actu-
ally herald a driving experience
that has much more sport than
most small sport-utilities. Spring
and shock settings are firmer
'than they were in the past, for
much less body roll in corners
and less pitch and yaw on poor-
ly-paved surfaces. The comfort
level is still high think high
sporty wagon and you'll be
The Intelligent 4WD system is
a recommendable option, it
works remarkably well, getting
the engine's considerable power
to the ground with a lack of fuss.
Much fun can be had on tight,
twisty "sports car" roads that are
normally merely endured, slow-
ly, in an SUV, even a small one.
Interior noise levels were
comparable to a small sedan's. It
looks like a truck, it can be filled
with stuff like a truck, but there
is no conventional truck in the
Escape's heritage, and that
makes for a great vehicle on the
With eight inches of ground
clearance, bumps, chuckholes,
and road debris that are.haz-
ardous to a sedan's health are
not problems, and dirt and grav-
el forest service roads should be
With 150 horses now, four-
cylinder Escapes ought to be
much quicker than earlier four-
cylinder models. With 200 hors-
es available from the XLT's 3.0-
liter twincam 24-valve
aluminum-alloy V6, acceleration
and hill-climbing, present no
problems. And, with the towing
package, a V6 Escape can tow
up to 3500 lbs, far more than
most small crossover SUVs. The
four-speed automatic transmis-
sion is well-suited to the engine's
In closing, the Ford Escape
has made significant improve-
ments for 2005. Combined with,
its utility and a good dose of
sport handling, you have a vehi-
cle that drives like a sport sedan
but gives you all the capabilities
of a small SUV. And you can not
beat that combination of versa-
The styling of the 2005 Esc
or truck after a few years.
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CASH BACK: $ 3,000
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