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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 246 Saturday, September 3, 2005 50t Plus tax

In Brief

Katrina info
The Kirton's, Judd Shirley,
Rick Aspen and others teamed
up with the National Mission
Board to purchase food, sup-
plies and cash donations for
Katrina victims. They will leave
Monday morning and are seek-
ing donation of large coolers
(to leave), medical and food
supplies or money. They will
stay to help clean up.
At all three rodeos this
weekend held at the Cattle-
men's Arena will ask for Red
Cross donations.
The 2006 OHS senior class
will also be collecting money
this weekend to help the vic-
Use the internet as much as
possible when trying to locate a
storm victim. The phone lines
are either down or, if operating,
are jammed.
Here are some internet sites
that are posting messages with
information on those found or
still missing.
The Louisiana State Police
(LSP) has requested that those
seeking information on friends
and loved-ones should contact
the Red Cross at www.red-
cross.org, or call 1-800-GET-
INFO (1-8004384636).
The LSP also states that no
,one, aside from authorized
emergency personnel, will be
allowed to enter those restrict-
ed areas.

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Drought Index
Current: 442
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.76 feet,

Lake level
13.55 feet
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ment District. Depth given in
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Comics . ..... .13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 16
Obituaries .. ..... ..3
Opinion ......... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 8
TV ........ .. .17
Weather ........... .2
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County budget may increase

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Thursday afternoon,
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners held a final workshop to
adjust the proposed county
budget for fiscal year 2005/06. A
public hearing on the proposed
budget will be held at 5:01 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8.
The proposed budget repre-
sents a slight increase over the

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current year's amended budget.
The proposed millage rate is
7.10, which is down from the cur-
rent mill rate of 7.75. The reason
for the drop is the increase in
local property values. County-
wide, property values have
increased 26.4 percent over the
current fiscal year.
One mill equals $1 dollar for
every $1,000 of assessed value.
The proposed millage rate of
7.10 is expected to generate an

additional $1.46 million in ad val-
orem taxes.
According to figures released
from the assistant county admin-
istrator's office, a typical tax bill
under the proposed budget
based on an assessed property
value of $75,000 less $25,000
homestead exemption would be
$842. This includes county, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, Children's Council and
school board taxes.

Under the proposed budget
residential fire assessment would
increase from $73 to $74, while
the assessment for agriculture
property, vacant lots, hotel,
motels and RV parks would
remain the same.
The proposed operating
budget for the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is
$14,840,861 an increase of
15.14 percent over the current fis-
cal year. Much of the increase is

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
The Okeechobee Livestock Market has notified buyers that they will not be holding a
sale until Sept. 12. A fuel shortage is being blamed for the shut down. Livestock mar-
kets across Florida will be closed next week.

Gas shortage halts livestock sale

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Secretaries at the Okee-
chobee Livestock Market spent
a lot of time on the telephone
Friday calling cattle buyers and
saying: "I'm just calling to let
you know we won't be having
any sales all next week, so let
your customers know. We
should be able to have one on
the 12th."
For the first time in their his-
tory, that owner Pete Clem-
mons recalls, the Okeechobee
Livestock Market is closed due
to a fuel shortage. Even in the
gas crunch of the mid-1970s, he
was able to keep the market
open because diesel fuel wasn't
a problem then.
Of course, the market was.
closed last year because of the
hurricanes that hit the area.
"This is the first time we've
closed because of the fuel situa-
tion," Mr. Clemmons said.
According to Mr. Clemmons,
livestock markets in all of Flori-
da are closed all next week. The
reason? Most of the cattle sales
are to people in the western
part of the country, and the
route from Florida is the south-
ern track through Alabama,
Mississippi and New Orleans -

areas devastated by Hurricane
Katrina. Jn short, there isn't
enough fuel to get the cattle
past Ocala,
"Our trucks leave here have
to go west," Mr. Clemmons
said. "The drivers are having
trouble getting fuel. They can
get fuel from here to Ocala, but
Ocala is out and they can't find
any fuel now. They called me
and told me that."
He said they could go anoth-
er direction, but they would
have to.pay more than $3 a gal-
lon and they can't afford it.
Mr. Clemmons said they sell
cattle mostly calves that are
consigned to them from
eight to 10 counties in the area.
The buyers are mostly out west,
some as far as California but
most are in Texas and Okla-
homa. The buyers hire truck
drivers to transport the cattle.
"These drivers are the ones
having the problem," he said.
To further explain the situa-
tion, Mr. Clemmons said, "The
order buyers are in Florida.
Because of the fuel situation
with the trucks as part of the
equation, I don't know if we
chanced shipping the cattle if
they would reach their destina-
tion. We. can't have a truck
stuck out there with these cat-

tie. The heat would kill them.
You have to keep running once
they are put on a truck "
Shutting down the market
for a week is not expected to
create a significant financial
"Time will tell. It may, or it
may not. I hope that in a week
all will flow at a normal pat-
tern," he said.
Since the 150-lb. to 600-lb.
calves are purchased locally -
from within a 100-mile radius
- the local producers should
be able to postpone their sale
for at least a week, according to
Mr. Clemmons.
"There are only two reasons
to sell cattle: one is if you're out
of money. The other is if you're
out of grass or feed," he said.
His take on the current mar-
ketplace is that grass and prices
have been good this year.
"Selling them is not some-
thing that has got to be done
right now," he said.
He added that if people are
in a financial crush, people are
willing to help.
"I've talked to a lot of people
about postponing the sale and
they have a good attitude about

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due to 17 new positions in law
enforcement, corrections and
courthouse security.
The property appraiser's pro-
posed operating budget totals
$1,721,442. This represents an
increase of 2.6 percent due pri-
marily to the addition of a field
The proposed budget con-
tains funds for design of a new

See Budget Page 2

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
"I came to Lake Okeechobee
to fish, and fate kept me here as a
teacher," said New Endeavor
High School's (NEHS) new prin-
cipal Andy Brewer.
Mr. Brewer, who told club
members that after graduating
from an eastern Kentucky col-
lege with a bachelor's degree in
1995 to teach middle school stu-
dents, found it difficult to obtain
a position as a teacher in Ken-
tucky. While on a fishing trip to
Lake Okeechobee, he contacted
a friend who was an administra-
tor with the local school board
and obtained his first teaching
position at Yearling Middle
Mr. Brewer discussed with
Kiwanis Club members some of
the goals that he has for NEHS in
the coming school year.
"Our goal is to help these stu-

dents to become productive citi-
zens," said Mr. Brewer. He stated.
that each classroom has a lesson
objective to help students to
understand how the learned
knowledge will help them to
succeed. Further, he said that he
encourages "quality over qcpanti-
ty" in learning with the informa-
tion being taught needing to be
understood by students'before
He referred to some of the
students at the school as being
"reluctant scholars" citing
that students need to believe in
themselves and in their capabili-
ties for learning new things.
Another one of his goals is the
implementation of an "in-house
mentoring program." The pro-
gram was described by the
school's administrator as one
which will utilize school staff and
faculty members as mentors to
See Goals -Page 2

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Happy Birthday
New and old friends gathered on Thursday, Sept. 1, to celebrate the 95th birthday of Marie
DeSalvo, a resident of Susan's Country Manor. She is being cared forby Big Lake Hos-
pice and has lived in Okeechobee since 1975.

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to hold checkpoints
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO),
along with the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation (FDOT),
will be conducting safety check-
points throughout Glades County
on Sept. 7.
The checkpoints are being
held in response to numerous
complaints of commercial motor
vehicles speeding through Glades
County with uncovered loads and
unsafe equipment.
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon asks motorists to please
slow down anytime they see a
law enforcement officer conduct-
ing a traffic stop. The sheriff also
said his department will be stag-
ing these types of checkpoints on
a more regular basis.
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available to motorists

South is advising motorists who
may be uncertain about gasoline
availability heading into the Labor
Day weekend that gasoline is
available along virtually all of the
major corridors throughout Flori-
da, Georgia and Tennessee.
There are, however, a handful
of exceptions: Pensacola -
major problems, most if not all
stations are out of fuel; Panama
City major problems, most if
not all stations are out of fuel;
Naples long lines at many sta-
tions along 1-75 and at least half
were closed; and Fort Myers -
long lines at many stations.
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administration building, design of
a new emergency management
building, as well as funds for
improvements at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center,
the sports complex, the OK Soft-
ball Field and resurfacing the
Okeechobee County Jail parking

opening today because that infor-
mation is needed by people mak-
ing plans for Labor Day week-
end," said Kevin Bakewell, senior
vice president, AAA Auto Club
South. "Everybody knows that
gasoline prices have soared this
week in Katrina's aftermath, but
the primary concern had
become availability. Even though
this is an observational and not a
scientific survey, it's the best
information available right now."
Mr. Bakewell added that con-
ditions may change and that
some stations that may be out of
some grades of gasoline will
likely see their prospects
improve within hours if not the
next day or so.

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struggling students encouraging
them on a daily basis to learn as
much as they can and to stay out of
Mr. Brewer likened the teachers
of NEHS to "coaches of learning"
and asked teachers to help coach
kids and inspire them to learn.
New Endeavor has a new strat-
egy for each new lesson plan
beginning each new lesson with
Literacy First which is a critical
thinking strategy to help activate
students prior knowledge about
the subject about to be taught.
Lastly, Mr. Brewer reported that
the students who attend the school
will become more involved in deci-
sions made about their school.
Recently, students at the school
became involved in re-naming the
school's cafeteria. Students held a
contest for a new name that stu-
dents could relate to coming up
with the name, 'Fast Lane Cafe'.
"NEHS is more than just kids
who are in trouble. It is a school

The proposed budget includes
a total staffing increase of 25 full-
time and one part-time positions.
Included in that figure is one full-
time administrative assistant and
one office assistant in the code
compliance department.
The proposed budget also
contains one position for a main-
tenance and operations supervi-
sor at the agri-civic center.

with much diversity in learning.
The school also houses a pre-k pro-
gram, the ESE students and also
the ALPHA program for at-risk mid-
dle school students," said Mr.
Brewer. "There are also students
who were retained in the ninth
grade and need to catch up in
order to continue on to the high
school, and then there is the disci-
pline class which is all about
respect and following the rules."
In other Kiwanis Club business:
Kiwanis Club Terrific Kids
program began on Friday, Sept. 2,
at South Elementary School. Other
schools, including New Endeavor,
will be added to the list of Terrific
Kids program schools in the
upcoming months.
Kiwanis Club executive board
members are reminded of the
board meeting to be held next
week. Contact the club president
for meeting time and location
Club members celebrated a
birthday for Ray Worley at Thurs-
day's meeting.
Kiwanis Club meetings are held
every Thursday at noon at the Vil-
lage Square Restaurant located at
300 W. South Park Street.

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it, not like what is going on in
New Orleans, Mississippi and
Alabama," he said.
"" Livestock auctions take place
at the Okeechobee Livestock Mar-
ket every Monday at noon and on
Tuesday at 11 a.m. The cattle are
brought into the ring and weighed
and the auctioneer sells them at
the same time.
"Most of the purchasers are
professional buyers and know
what they're looking at," Mr.
Clemmons said.
The calves are sold to a grazer
who turns them out to pasture.
Then, they go to a feedlot and
from there to a slaughter house.

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SA NEHS reaches out to kids

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Members of the 4-H Junior Place to Go Club were among those honored at the 4-H Awards
Banquet on Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High School.

4-Hers have 'Places to Go'

By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County 4-H
Places to Go club members were
among those honored at the
2004-2005 Awards Banquet on
Saturday, Aug. 27 at Okeechobee
High School
Officers for the 2004-2005
year were: President Vanessa
Watt, .Vice President Victoria

Bostic, Secretary Rachel Roehm
and Treasurer Jennifer Heil.
Leisure Arts Project Awards
went to Brittany McCoy, John
McGehee, Jacob McGehee, Cady
McGehee, Aladin Sherwood,
Katie Brummett, Garrett Brum-
mett, McAriel Sherwood, Cassie
Moore, Vanessa Watt and Caitlini
Pat McCoy is the club leader.
The Places to Go Club is open

to children ages five to 18. Any-
one interesting in joining is invit-
ed to attend the first meeting of
the new school year, on Sept. 15
at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Extension Office on
Highway 98. Activities planned
for this year include arts and
crafts, outdoor recreation,
Christmas caroling, camping
and cooking.

Special to the Okeechobee News
Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week for this week! This week's students, front
row, left to right: Robert Stafford, Emily Pickering, Karli Holtcamp. Back row: Ronda Biegel,
Brittany Bush, Jared Fountain, Kristin Roberts, and Kenny Murphy.

OMS students donate to Katrina victims

Congratulations to the 2005
OMS Girls Volleyball Team! Rep-
resenting the Warriors this year
are Paige Arnold, Rebekah
Bryan, Megan Clements, Jamie
Cox, Taydra Delprete, Farah
Elhindi, Robbi Erwin, Samantha
Fletcha, Brittany Freeman, Kayla
Goode, Karli Holtkamp, Jamisha
Koger, Jordan Maynard, Ali
Nunez, Marie Renfranz, Katarina
-Suarez, Carissa Tyson, and Callie
The 2005 OMS Soccer team
has been chosen as well. Con-

gratulations to Tyler Baird, Jaiden
Barnhart, Gerardo Bustos, Ricar-
do Bustos, Emanuel Castaneda,
Jonathon Crawford, Ulysses
Delacruz, Roger Duque, Edith
Garcia, Agustin Gomez, Javier
Gomez, Dalton Griffin, Ashley
Hawes, Lionel Jones, April King,
Martin Macias, Nicholas Nix,
Rosa Palacios, Dean Radebaugh,
John Michael Rickards, David
Sanchez, Ashley Torres, Julio Tor-
res, and Jeremy Urbiria.
Next week, OMS students will
have an activity to benefit the vic-

tims of Hurricane Katrina. Stu-
dents will donate their spare
change, and when they reach a
set monetary goal, they will
enjoy seeing the two OMS Deans
of Students be silly for a day. If
the student donations reach our
goal, Mr. Mullins will wear a
dress during lunch periods on
Sept. 15, and one student from
each team will pie Mr. Downing
in the face during lunch. Good
luck, students! This should be


Leo T. Hoffman
Leo T. Hoffman, 73, Ashland,
Ohio and Okeechobee, died
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. He was
born April 29, 1932 in Clyde,
Ohio, the son of John and Edith
Culler Hoffman. He retired from
Spector Freight Lines and owned
and operated VACA Cut Hotel in
Marathon. He was a member of
Nova Jesus Good Shepherd
Catholic Church. He was also a
lifetime member of the Marathon
Moose Lodge and an avid fisher-
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, four brothers,
Edward, Timothy, Louie and Dale
Hoffman; a sister, Mary Hoffman
and an infant child.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 50 years, Dorothy Kreager
Hoffman; seven children and
their spouses, Tim (Cindy) Hoff-
man, Tom (Diane) Hoffman all of
Ashland, Ohio, Tina (Richard)
Stiglitz of O'Brian, Tony (Sandra)
Hoffman. of Perrysville, Ohio,
Tracy (Kathy) Hoffman of Port St.
Lucie, Troy (Sonja) Hoffman of
New London, Ohio and Tammy
(Keith) Daniels of Marathon; 21
grandchildren; four great-grand-
children; four brothers,, John
Hoffman, Charlie (Sue) Hoffman
all of Clyde, Org., Frank (Helen)
Hoffman of Fremont, Ohio and
Chris (Judy) Hoffman of Texas;
one sister, Ethel (Roman) Fisher
of Fremont, Ohio; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday,
Sept. 5, from 6.until 9'p.m. at the
Ashland Home of Wappner
Funeral Directors.
Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.
6, at Jesus Good Shepherd
Catholic Church, Nova, with
Father Ron Bryda. Burial will be
in Ashland County Memorial

Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of North
Central Ohio or to Nova Jesus

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Okeechobee News/NEHS
How do you reach a reluctant
child, especially when they have
a history of underperformance
on annual assessments such as
the FCAT? In the past, this child
may not have made good grades.
They may not have been chal-
lenged. The way materials were
presented may have been con-
fusing. Someone may not have
taken an interest in them as a
person. In the past, this student
may have become a behavioral
problem or went to work rather
than get an education.
What decides whether a child
succeeds or fails? Research tells
us that a good teacher who takes
an interest in their students is the
determining factor for that stu-
dent's success or failure academ-
ically in the classroom. Good
teachers show students that they
care about them by treating
them all with dignity and respect
and by taking an interest in them
personally. Good teachers intro-
duce material to students using
many methods and strategies.
They use lectures, visuals, and
hands on activities to utilize the
multi-sensory approach to
Despite best teaching prac-
tices, some students come. to
New Endeavor High School per-
forming below grade level.
There is information that they
should have mastered in previ-
ous grades that they still struggle
with. Whole populations of stu-
dents are performing below oth-
ers, and what results is currently
being referred to as an "achieve-
ment gap." This is a disparity in
the numbers that can exist with-
in genders, races, and cultures.
The way to close this achieve-
ment gap is to know the each
student's strengths and weak-
nesses in all academic areas. Our
teachers at NEHS are using FCAT
data to identify each student's
areas of strengths and weakness-
This year at New Endeavor,
we are continuing to cater to
each individual student. Our
teachers continue to take an
interest in their students aca-
demically. We have received
training in diagnosing student's
strengths and weaknesses, and
we have discovered and imple-
mented some exciting new
materials. In the summer, the
curriculum was reexamined to
find out what is working and
what needs to be revised. The
focus was to make sure our
teachers are well equipped with

research based curriculum that
is proven to be successful.
One such program available
here on the New Endeavor cam-
pus is Advanced Learning Sys-
tems, Incorporated (ALS). This
program offers a variety of sub-
jects for grades three to adult.
Each subject is broken down by
skill area. The students can work
at their own pace with materials
appropriate to that level. They
begin by going through a tutorial
on the specific lesson, followed
by a practice session with ten
questions. If they demonstrate
an understanding on the practice
session, they can progress to the
test. If the students pass the test,
then they can move on to the
next skill. If not, it is back to the
lesson and session for more
Two more programs are
being utilized in the language
arts and reading classes. The first
is the Science Research Associ-
ates (known as SRA) Corrective
Series. This reading series has
been teaching children to read at

all levels for sixty years. It is cur.
rently endorsed by the State o
Florida, and it is being imple.
mented at all levels in the Okee
chobee County School District.
The second program beird
implemented was designed a;
the University of Kansas to reme
diate the writing process. 1I
builds on previously mastered.
skills, and like the ALS program
students must master the individ
ual lessons before being able tc.
move on to future lessons.
Our goal, as teachers and staf
of New Endeavor High School, is,
to reach out to our students a,
we never have before. We are
creating an inviting school envi-:
ronment with a strong academic
focus. We are implementing Dr
Patricia Cooper's "Achieving
Excellence" vision. We welcome
interested parents and commu'.
nity members to come and visi!
or volunteer. Please contact
Andy Brewer, New Endeavoi
High School Principal, with com-
ments, questions, and suggest'
tions at (863) 462-5125.


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BOOT DRIVES: I see on the front page of the Tuesday paper that the
city and county firefighters had a boot drive at the main intersection..While
it is nice the firefighters are raising money for a good cause, I don't under-
stand how they were allowed to have a boot drive there. There i a city
ordinance that prohibits boot drives at that intersection because it creates
a traffic hazard. Years ago, when such boot drives were fairly common,
they had quite a few accidents because drivers were distracted by the peo-
ple collecting money. That is a very busy intersection and the last thing we
need there is something else distracting the drivers. Since they let one
group collect there, how is the city going to say no to the next one? Laws
should be enforced equally for everyone. I think the city made a poor deci-
sion. This is nothing against the firefighters. I am sure they asked permis-
sion and were given permission. But the city officials who allowed a boot
drive at that intersection would have been liable if there had been an acci-
dent during that boot drive. (Editor's Note: Okeechobee City Administra-
tor Brian Whitehall said there is no ordinance prohibiting boot drives. The
city council approved the boot driver for the firefighters. It is his Under-
standing that national, non-profit organizations can come before the dcity
council and request to do a boot drive and it may be approved. Boot drives
on state routes are allowed atthe discretion of the city council and anyone
representing a national, non-profit organization can come before the
council and ask for one.)
OPEN K-MART: Well the schools are worried that the census is down
and they won't get the state funding. So why not open up the K-mart build-
.ing and bring in 1,000 people from New Orleans and help them. That
would also get the census up for the schools.
OUT OF CONTROL: I know this is going to sound horrible bit 'they
need to leave thenmup north where they have the manpower to keep the
looters under control. They are going nuts up there and it doesn't need to
be brought down here. Send them all the money or help you can get them:*
but don't start something that is going to get out of control.
THANKYOU: Thank you to our local hospital. This is the second time
in a year and a half I have had to be admitted in to the hospital, and thank
you again for all your help and concern. I appreciate you.,
BUSH BASHERS: I swear all you Bush bashers jump on everything
going to ventyour hate. It is not healthy to have so much hate in your lives.
Get a life. Where are all the people in this town that have a patriotic spirit?
Don't you think such Bush bashing deserves a response?
GRASS CLIPPINGS: Question: I live on a canal in Taylor Creek Isles and
when people mow their grass or have someone mow it all the grass gets
blown intothe canals. So now the canals are covered in green grass. Is this
against the law and if it is who can we contact about it? (Editor's Note: We
made some phone calls but could not find any laws regarding grass clip-
pings being blown into canals. While it is suggested that this not be done,
RELIEF FOR KATRINAVICTIMS: I am calling in regarding the devasta- \
tion in the Gulf. I was here during Frances and Jeanne and compared to
Katrina, we had a cake walk. I think all of Okeechobee should have a
fundraiser for these people.
HRS IS BAD: This HRS needs to checked into. My daughter has a clean
house and takes care of her own There is no sense in what they are doing.
If this doesn't stop, I am going to the governor, senator or even the presi-
dent. This is stupid..If this doesn't stop I am going to get rough. Therp is no
sense in picking on this girl.
PLEASE DONT'RAISE TAXES: I am hoping and praying that if there is
anyway with the way the economy is going that maybe if they have to
have a tax increase they can do a little at a time instead of what they are
proposing I just mo\ed here a year ago and they are telling me my taxes
are going to go up a couple of thousand. I just hope and pray that people
vote with their hearts and not their pockets and turn down this increase.,

: HANDICAPPED PARKING: The handicapped parking in this couhty is a
joke Being newly handicapped I can't believe how many motorists park
in handicapped parking places. When you confront them all yoq get is
anger sort of mind your own business, etc I have asked businesses
about their policies and you would be surprised at how many have tione.l
i'realize the sheriff's office is busy looking for criminals. But I believe our
heri lf's office should take a long hard look at this problem then do
Something about it.
PHOTO OP: Last yearwhen we had our two hurricanes I thought that,
.\\ as bad, I \\ as %iAthout power for 11 days one time and four days the next.
I wvonde':ed where the ice and water was and why it took so long)to get
'her(e But \xe %weren't under water like New Orleans or had the devasta-
tion Mississippi and Alabama had. Jeb and Dubva came down fdr their
photo ops handing out ice and water and made national TV. Now Dubya
fil.s over the area hit by Katrina, goes to Washington and in his pregs con-
ference says "Mobile is under water." He fails geography it's New
OiCiean- under water. And where is Jeb for the photo op when hurricane
victirn are being displaced from the Tallahassee motels so Lte FSU and
Mian-mi footbaJl fans can have the rooms? I would love to see Jeb handing
so meone with nothing to return to in Mississippi or Louisiana an eviction
nonce from a motel, \hat a missed photo op there.

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Guest Commentary

I appreciate this forum to let
your readers know there is hope
in this tight real estate market,
which is adversely affecting resi-
dents and also may discourage
skilled workers and professionals
from making Okeechobee Coun-
ty their place of work.
Home ownership can be pos-
sible through the federal govern-
ment's housing loan programs
requiring no down payment, no
mortgage insurance nor cash
reserves. Interest rates can be as
low as 1 percent, depending on
household income. Some down
payment is permissible. The loan
can be spread over 33 or 38 years.
The maximum loan limit is
Another housing. loan pro-
gram does not have a loan cap; as
long as the household or appli-
cant is within moderate income.
For example, the moderate
income limit for a household size
of two is $53,350 per year. The
income limit goes .higher as
household size increases and if
there is a child care expense.
These programs are available
through my employer Rural

Development, which is an agency
within the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture. This agency
has a local presence in Okee-
Currently, a homebuyers loan
orientation is held in Okeechobee
every Wednesday at 9 a.m. A sem-
inar in the evenings is being
planned. For those homebuyers
who cannot attend the orienta-
tion, they can call (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503 for a pre-qualification
There are other "partners" in
this effort to provide affordable
homeownership. such as SHIP,
non-profit housing groups, Flori-
da Housing Coalition, self-help
housing and faith-based organiza-
tions, as well as county govern-
ment officials who can incorpo-
rate plans to encourage
developers set aside affordable
housing in their ventures.
I urge first-time and non first-
time, homebuyers to consider
Rural Development's, housing
loan programs.
Marilu U. Gutierrez
Rural Development manager
USDA Rural Development

Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers
will meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian.
Church, N.E. Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construc-
tion work will be at a Habitat work site in art adjoining county.
Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working, Call (863) 357-
1371, for information.
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 psychiatric illness. It's an open discus-
sion group..For information, call (863) 467-1026.,
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyter-,
ian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to
extend an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR
to attend, from October through May. For information call regent
Ruth Lawson at (863) .763-2492, or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie
Hill at (772) 597-4235.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will: be an open step meeting.

Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Late. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Tuesday .
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index'),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.. -
Camera Club meetings will be every othie Tue'sdai,, from 5.30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is .$10. Call
Bobbi at (8.3) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Pai iottl Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are
invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663."
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S Parroit Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (8631 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 17.3;5 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 711 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome For information, contact Elder Sumner at
l863) 763-6076
Bible study at the Livinoi \\ord ot Fallh Chuich, 1902 S.. Parrott
A\e., at 7 p.m. Informal and inloi marii e discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at,
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Ever one is w~elcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at
1863 1 467.2321.
Bipolar Bears meet at [I aI iim. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offer s suppoi i and education for peo-
ple who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For
information, call. (863) 467-1026.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64,'510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees would
like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.,
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. it's an open meeting.
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 i763-l9. 9..
Community Country Gospel %\ill rneel at 7 p rn at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel mniusic is invited to participate For information, con-
tact Randy or Larese Ma\cumber at 863l -167-03519
AA.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S \V. Sixth St. Itwillbe a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse.(Sobriety in
the Swaimp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441.
For information, call1863) 763-5385
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show w-ill meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Gardenl Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at VF.W. Post
#4423, 300 NW 34tLh St. All service connected veterans are invited.
For information, call Keith at l.8631.35 -1.335
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individu-
als who are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence,
other women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held
e'ery Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment 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) 763-2893.

Special to Okeechobee New/Florida State Archives
Looking Back ...
This photo was taken in the early 1990s cow whip maker
George 'Junior' Mills holding a buckskin used for whip
braiding. Florida cowmen use braided leather whips to
control the movement,of cattle, though the whips seldom
actually touch the animals. The cattle respond to the loud
"crack" of the whip, without having to be struck. Some
people say the name "Florida Cracker" derives from the
sounds of cowboys cracking their whips while driving
their herds, Mr. Mills was mentor to J. Taylor Marcus of
Okeechobee. This photo also appears in the Florida State
Archives under Okeechobee County. Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citi-
zens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office,
107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.
Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the
photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.

Community Events

Veteran's Service closed Sept. 1-9
The County Veteran's Service office will be closed Sept. 1-9. The
VA vans will continue to run to West Palm Beach VA Medical Center,
Monday through Friday. To schedule a ride on the van, call the Veter-
ans" Service Office at (863) 763-8124 a couple days ahead of time
and leave your name, the last four digits of your Social Security
number along with the date and time ofyour appointment (morn-
ing appointments only). During this time period, if you need to
speak to a service officer reference a claimiroalithe Florida Depart-
ment of Veterans' Affairs Benefit Office at the West Palm Beach VA
Medical Center at (866) 383-9036. The County Veterans' Service
Office will reopen on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m.

Labor Day Rodeo starts today
The Labor Day 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. For information, call Perri L. Giafaglione at (863) 697-

Identity theft is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept.
3, 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 Jessica Cecere,
president of the Consumer Counseling Service. (CCCS) of Palm
Beach and the Treasure Coast. The topic will be identity theft. For
information, call 1 (800) 330-2227 for the National Foundation for
Credit Counseling.

Habitat for Humanity will be in park
Habitat for Humanity Okeechobee County will be in Park 2,
booth #218, during Labor Day festivities. They will be there Satur-
day, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 3-5. In addition to telling what they
are doing and their plans for the future they will have items for sale
as well as a drawing for a NASCAR Tony Stewart/Home Depot/Habi-
tat for Humanity car bank. The sticker on the box reads: Tony Stew-
art, 1#20 Home Depot, 1999 Pontiac, Limited Edition Adult Col-
lectible 1:24-scale stockcar, 1 of 8,000, #c249903308-3.

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, call (863) 763-

LOAA raising funds for scholarships
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will be participating
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 Okeechobee High
School students, to support Grad Nite and to fund other community
projects and charities. For information, call (863) 763-6069.

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 available on this
day. Food will be served from 12;30 until 3 p.m.

Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day food collection to
benefit Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E. Until Sept. 5,
non-perishable food items can be left at: Badcock & More;
Costopoulos and Helton, CPA; Morton Agricultural Construction;
Nature's Pantry; Okeechobee Land Company; Okeechobee Mort-
gage; Pritchard and Associates and GMAC Real Estate; Rustic Ranch
Furniture; Sun Realty; and, Travel Easy RV. While you're there, regis-
ter to win onse-of '~ Labor.Day give-away prizes. The grand
prize is a trip to Orlaido aindIclulides theme park tickets. Many
other prizes including a gift certificate to a local store, dinner for
two, and more -- will also be given .away. Check out
www.reachfm.org for a full list of details; or, call (863) 467-8080.

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Community Events

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by
Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled for
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. Past
proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and blankets for
the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and
ai. r.,ji. .1 to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now
being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring; or,
call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.

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

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion 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 (863) 467-7667.

Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th Annu-
al 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 cow-
boy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and more! Park
admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and crafts ven-
dors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Con-
tact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at dorothy.l.har-
ris@dep.state.fl.us for information or to request a vendor packet.
Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis of the Hammock
Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.

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 looking
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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test 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 subject 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: Christo-
pher 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 (863)

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit arid provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace educatiomand cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools has K-3 openings at this time. For informa-
tion, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

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

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

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

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

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida
and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06 school year. Par-
ents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or,
they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy
of the registration.

Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closed for the summer, and
they are no longer accepting donations. For information, call Rosie at
(863) 763-4242.

Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Monday
and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday
through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 3
until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immi-
gration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of every month
from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday

County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, pray-
ing and singing.' For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton at
(863) 357-0455.

Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and the
Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are
sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty
laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a
donation from ECC. All monies received from this project will be used
to purchase supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee
County School system. Boxes will be made available at the following
locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S:W. Park
Street. Additional collection points will be made available at a later date.
For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., English as a second language, Tuesday and.Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.

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763-6068 Cell 634-5588
Residential Acreage Commercial Kathy Lancaster
4251 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219 kathlynlancaster@netscape.net
LOOKING FOR LISTINGS! 467-6760 *Cell634-8676

Converted MH, very unusual, located on 5.080 acres,
a 2 ponds, 2 carports, kitchen has been updated, new
S_ ., appliances, imported tile on counters and floors, new
S .- .. '. cabinets. Whole house generator (30 days). New roof,
-" 5 home has hurricane damage. $260,000. (#89706)
1.250 acres great area for mobile home o0r 'convn-
.A_.- ...-tional home. Near State Preserve. Buyer should contact
.:- :D.E.P. or SFWMD for wetland determination.
-' ", Feasibility study buyer responsibility. All offers con-
MOTIVATED'SELLERS BRING&OFFERS -'1t5 000 sidered. $40,000. (#89579)
T ELLER BR 1.250 acres on NW 240 Street. Home or mobile home,
FORT DRUM AREA $22Q 000 2 r', .:ra,kr -.le ,,:.noc on '51' 1411 Lp.t1,r- near the State Preserve. Buyer responsibility to do fea-
2/2 on 4.770 (1997 Wassau Home) with screened with loft room & extra bedroom. Wood privacy sibility study, contact DEP or SFWM for wetland deter-
plant area, stocked pond, patio. Yard has been fence around property, 2005 new metal roof, screen mination. $25,000. (#89588)
landscaped with Florida trees and plants. room on rear 20x16, open front porch, patio, car- DWMH on 5.080 acres. Home had l some hurricane
(#89425) port, shed. (#89394) damage, some repairs done. home is habitable. Great
"Fixer Upper". $180,000. (#89705)
.. i. S Viking 1.5 acres. Call Kathy 634-8676 for more infor-
S"' nation. $30,000. (#89363)
S.-' Viking/Prairie area: 1.25 acres. Bu,': responsibility
..-Ma .. to inspect for wet areas. Seller motivaed. Call Kathy
~ 634-8676. $37,990. (#89470)
3.837 acres in Ft. Drum, partially woodcd. Nice cor-
BUCKHEAD RIDGE $187,500 J&S ESTATES $155,000 ner lot at the end of NE 311th Street. NicC\ -.aUt homel -
Waterfront lake access within sight of BHR locks. Two bedroom, two bath home located in J&S site. Possible low areas. M99.otivated sel( r, hig offers.
Corner lot, boathouse with electric lift, den for fish Estates. Well with water filter system, has Waterfront, lake access, SWMH 12x6U, 1 r Upper"
tales, wall A/C, tool room, 2 screen porches, car- indoor/in-ground heated pool (solar 1,000ft. pip- or replace with new DWMH or other. Some hurricane
port 2005, sprinkler system, new metal roof 2005. ing) with aux. 175,000BTU heater also. Work-out damage. Seller motivated, bring offers. Near Taylor
(#89699) room. Sprinkler system. (#89068) Creek, no bridges. $130,000. (#89710)
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


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Always highly desirable Taylor Creek Isles east oat Taylor Creek Lock with palms, oaks,
neighborhood! Two bedroom trailer with cypress & seawall! Complete with block 2 bdrm.
addition on palm-shaded lot with lakeside home! Got plans? Or want the best for yourself? I
* 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! S220,000!
@ OK ACRES directly on NE 80th Ave. are superb lots! $253,000 EACH!
to restaurants, bar, trailer parks and Okee-Tantie park! $450,000. CALL DON!

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Don Renfranz- 467-2930 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
Dick Scott- 357-0020 .Jerry Patent 763-1616
Vicki & PerryGreen467-b516or610-0962 Phone: (863)763-7312 Fax (863)763-7317

east of Taylor Creek Lock with palms, oaks, FRONT LOT! Full 4 bdrm/2 bath with
cypress & seawall! Complete with block 2 bdrm. family & living rooms! Dock and seawall
home! Got plans? Or want the best for yourself? I on "comer" lot in Buckhead Ridge! IF

OAKS! Nice 1/1 park model trailer plus w/garage needs some fixing and re-modeling,
elevated'patio, office, front porch! Nicely so priced accordingly! Loads of potential! Pole
furnished! Remodeled kitchen! Boat dock barn/stalls w/tac room, crossed-fenced, circu-
at backyard! Lots of extras! $190,000 lar drive, stone fireplace! PRICED RIGHT TO
#89022 CLEAR WATERFRONT LOT W/SEAWALL!! 96 Linda Road in
Buckhead! $130,000.
#89392 HURRICANE OPPORTUNITY! Non-waterfront Buckhead lot cleared
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on .68 Ac. Large CBS workshop w/utilities. Oak trees. #217 $172,500 call Jeri 634-6056.
* CUTE LITTLE HOME.2/1 SWMH on double lot close to town. #207A $79,000 Call John
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Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
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Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six

S Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
e7 Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
e The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITl." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
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and dog kennels also. Located in Highlands vate lake, great location, lots of oak trees in back yard. New storage building, roof vacant parcels available.
Cnty. Approx. 1 mile from Kissimmee River, and fantastic scenery. Paved horseshoe and A/C. Call Sheryl Byrd for more info. Call today for more details!
'Asking $825,000. (#89640) drive. $118,000. (#89599) $180,000. (#89090) Call today for more details!

* 30+/- acres in Dark Hammock.

* 1.25 Acres, Viking. $35,000. (#89338)
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shirts thanks to the generosity of
a local businessman and his
Gordon and Cindy Suleiman
are the owners of All Over Bail
Bonds. They are also Brahman
sports supporters. They recently
donated $1,000 to pay for new
game day shirts for the varsity
football team.
"We have a daughter, Jaimie,
in the 1'lth grade at Okeechobee
High School," stated Mr.
Suleiman. "We attend as many
sporting events as we can. But,
the nature of our business keeps
us busy 24 hours a day, so we
can't get to as many as we would
like. We will do anything we can
for local youths to keep them
'from becoming clients later on."
Mr. and Mrs. Suleiman have
also purchased one of the adver-
tising banners that hang at Brah-

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Brahman head coach Chris Branham (front row, left) and the varsity football team accepted
a $1,000 donation from local business owners Gordon and Cindy Suleiman (front row, right)
to cover the cost of new game day jerseys for the varsity team. These jerseys will be worn
to school on the day of each of the Brahman football games.

man Stadium and have lent their
support to the Brahmani
wrestling team.
They will be Brahman sup-
porters for some time. They also

have .a daughter, Anarelys Mer-
conchini, in Okeechobee School
System. She is a third-grade stu-
dent at Central Elementary

Sports Briefs 'Canes enjoy challenge

Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride, respect,
spirit and unity among the O.H.S.
players and student body, staff,
coaches, families and the busi-
ness community.
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited to
join. Bronze membership is $300;
silver membership is $600; gold
membership is $900; and, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.
OHS sports
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-,
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the hold-
er to admission to all home Brah-
man football games. The cost of
the reserved seats is $40 per seat.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade-
baugh at (863)462-5025.
Swimmers to help
victims of Katrina
The Okeechobee High School
swim team will hold a swimh-a-
thon fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 10,
from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. to raise
money for the victims of Hurri-
cane Katrina.
Swimmers will be in the water
swimming laps at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex
swimming pool, 580 N.W. 27th
Lane, for two hours or 5,000 yards
(50 football fields) whichever
comes first. A donation or spon-
- sorship of any amount will greatly
help the team.

of a tough Week 1 test

By Tim Reynolds
AP Sports Writer
question, there are factions of the
Miami and Florida State camps that
would prefer the schools' annual
football showdown not come on
the season's opening weekend.
,Hurricanes coach Larry Coker,
for example, really dislikes the
idea. But his assistant head coach,
Art Kehoe, loves it.
Kehoe, Miami's longtime offen-
sive line coach, said having a mas-
sive test like a Florida State game
awaiting in Week 1 is the perfect
elixir for breaking, through the
monotony and repetition of train-
ing camp and that nothing
could serve as a better motivator
on those arduous, two-practice
days in brutal summer heat.
"You've got Florida State wait-
ing for you, that makes all the dif-
ference in the world because your
kids know, man, everything
counts," Kehoe said. "Meeting time
counts. Walk-throughs count.
Everything counts, because if
you're not ready, you're going to
get beat."
No. 9 Miami visits the 14th-
ranked Seminoles on Monday
night, the second straight year that


Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
I Congratulations are again in
order for Justin Schwier. He took
first place -. in the
Headturners3.com tournament in
Clewiston last weekend. He
brought 21.34 lbs. of bass to the
scale to take home the first place
prize of $1,550. He also caught a
10.40-lb. lunker that was the
largest fish of the day.
Congratulations are also in
order for Tennessee Gouge. He
finished in fourth place at the
same tourney with 14.96 lbs. and

the two rivals will open the season
against one another. It's the 10th
time that the schools have squared
off in a season-opener: Florida
State has won five of the first nine,
with Miami prevailing in each of
the last three games.
There's only two opening-
weekend matchups pitting ranked
teams against each other: Miami-
.FSU and 18th-rariked Boise State's
Saturday trip to No. 13 Georgia. Of
the other 18 ranked teams in action
this weekend, 10 are facing oppo-
nients who were either at, or under,
.500 in 2004.
Yet instead of tuning up on a
have-not program, the Hurricanes
and Seminoles will play one of the
year's biggest games.
"It's a great start to the season,"
said Hurricanes receiver Sinorice
Moss, who caught a 30-yard, over-
time-forcing touchdown pass with
30 seconds left in last year's Miami-
Florida State tilt. His team eventual-
lywon 16-10.
Coker agrees yet has said
that if Miami-Florida State is the
opener, he'd have preferred getting
the chance to play an exhibition or
preseason game first.
"It is what it is," Coker said.
"Again, it's not my preference, but
we take the schedule as it comes."

pocketed $300 for his efforts.
According to local bait shops,
specks are being caught at Nub-
bin Slough on Pittsburgh and
peanut butter and jelly jigs.
Bait shops have told us that
business has slowed considerably
due to the high price of gasoline.
The Christian Team Trail tour-
ney takes place today at Okee-
Tantie Marina. The weigh-in will
begin at 1 p.m.
Have a safe and happy Labor
Day weekend.

The Brahman swim team
will open their season Tuesday,
Sept. 13, when they take on
Centennial High School at the
Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC) pool in Fort Pierce.
The match is slated to start
at 5:30 p.m.
Okeechobee's first home
match will be Sept. 15 when
they host Jenson Beach at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex
pool. That mat will get under
way at 5 p.m.
The following athletes have
been selected as members of
the 2005 Brahman swim team.
Members of the girls' team are:
Randi Barnes, Rebecca Barnes,
' Chanley Barnhard, Asha Dave,
Allison Decker, Brittney
Drawdy, Allysa Holt, Allison
Kuipers, Emily Peterson, Alex
Rodgers, Tahni Sheffield (cap-
tain), Teal Sheffield and Kelli
For the boys, the team will
be made up of Nathan Candler,
David Edwards, Nick Fusco,
Jonathon Siegenthaler and
Chris Suarez (captain).
Their 2005 schedule is: Sept.

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Leader works to move Muslims toward U.S. mainstream

By Ken Kusmer
Associated Press Writer
PLAINFIELD, Ind.- As one of
the nation's largest U.S. Muslim
groups prepares for its annual
meeting in the Chicago area, its
leader is working to contain forces
both inside and outside the com-
munity that would steer it away
from the American mainstream.
Sayyid Syeed, secretary general
of the Islamic Society of North
America, said efforts to help Mus-
lims gain broader acceptance will
be a focus at the gathering, which
starts Friday and is. expected to
draw about 40,000 Muslims from
around the country.
Muslims worldwide have been
under renewed pressure to dis-
tance themselves from extremists
after a summer of deadly terrorist
attacks in Britain and Egypt, and
insurgent assaults on civilians and
coalition troops in Iraq. The Islamic
Society, based in Plainfield, has
joined other Muslims in repeatedly

denouncing terrorism, yet suspi-
cion of the community persists.
Syeed compared the plight of
American Muslims to that of other
immigrant religious groups, includ-
ing Jews and Roman Catholics,
who faced discrimination when
they arrived in the United States.
"On day one, they were not
accepted as equals, but they had to
struggle and they had to redefine
themselves and ultimately they
were able to redefine the society
itself so that it became a further
label to say that America is Judeo-
Christian," said Syeed, in an inter-
view with The Associated Press. "It
was a great achievement."
Syeed, a native of Kashmir who
is now a U.S. citizen, has asked
President Bush to show his support
for the community by attending the
convention, which runs through
Labor Day. Syeed said it would
send "a powerful message to the
Muslim world and the world at
large that America's fight is not
against Islam."

The Bush administration will be
represented by presidential adviser
Karen Hughes, who was recently
confirmed as Bush's chief ambas-
sador to the Muslim world.
Gaining recognition as main-
stream has been a constant strug-
gle for the Islamic Society, an
umbrella organization of largely
immigrant groups and' mosques in
the United States and Canada.
The organization came under
suspicion following the Oklahoma
City bombing until Timothy
McVeigh's arrest. It voluntarily left a
coalition of religious groups
opposed to gay marriage last year
after conservatives raised allega-
tions that the society was linked to
Muslim extremists. Syeed denied
the claim. The Senate Finance
Committee, in an investigation of
terrorist financing, sought the tax
records of the society and other
Muslim nonprofits. Syeed said his
group had nothing to hide.
ISNA tried to underscore its
opposition to radical interpreta-

tions of Islam by helping organize
American Muslim scholars to issue
a religious edict, or fatwa, con-
demning terrorism in July. The
convention will continue that con-
versation, by discussing the fatwa
and asking attendees to sign a
pledge against extremism.
"We have never been in this
fatwa business," Syeed said. "It dis-
pels some misunderstanding. We
should do whatever it takes."
The Islamic Society also is
working to root out puritanical reli-
gious practices within the commu-
nity. It is working with mosques to
make sure their imams, or prayer
leaders, are fully acclimated to the
American Muslim community, and
that women are given leadership
positions. Scholar Ingrid Mattson
of Hartford Seminary is an ISNA
vice president.
"We expect that they must
have lived here quite some years
and fully orient themselves to what
is expected of them here," Syeed
said. "So an imam coming from

Saudi Arabia, where women are
not allowed to drive, naturally
would be out of place here."
ISNA also led development of
an 18-page booklet designed to
make mosques more women-
friendly. A 2000 study by the Coun-
cil on American-Islamic Relations
found about two-thirds of
mosques segregated women
behind a partition or in another
room during community prayers.
* The initiative has met "some
pockets of resistance," Syeed
acknowledged, since the millions
of Muslims in America come from
many different countries, includ-
ing some where women have
fewer rights than men.
"Some of them have changed
their position and understanding
of these issues. Some have not,"
said Syeed, but he contended that
the Prophet Muhammad encour-
aged full participation of women
in religious life. 1
Despite these changes, pro-
gressive American Muslims want

greater reform, and have pres-
sured the Islamic Society to sup-
port even greater roles for women
and make other changes as they
reinterpret Islam for modern con-
But Syeed said progressives will
have more influence if they tread
"We don't want to redefine
Islam as an American Islam and
thereby lose the credibility and
remove the authenticity and ortho-
doxy," he said.
Syeed said the Bush administra-
tion can help keep American Mus-
lims in the mainstream by repeal-
ing parts of the USA Patriot Act,
which gives the government broad
new powers to fight terrorism.
Many Muslims say it unfairly tar-
gets their community.
The Bush administration has
defended the law as critical to
national security, but Syeed con-
tends it could breed extremism,
like that found in the Muslim
underclass in Britain.

Reflections from the Pulpit

By Rev. Bruce Simpson
Pastor of First United
Methodist Church
Last week, I received word that
my baby brother and his wife were
getting a divorce. I didn't know
they were having problems in their
marriage. At the age of 38, my
baby brother will be experiencing
his second failed marriage.
As I counsel with couples con-
sidering marriage, I always begin
with the-understanding that mar-
riage is a "willed love." Another
truth that I emphasize is that the
only person you can change is
yourself. Let us look closer at these
two truths.
, Marriage is. a willed love. In
other words, you will within your-
self to love the other person, even
when circumstances are not the
best. The classical vows say in part
"...for better, for worse, for richer,
for poorer, in sickness and in
health..." Life is not predictable.
Therefore, the covenant that is
made at a Christian marriage cere-
mony is between God and the
couple. The promise made to God

and each other is to love until
death do us part!
The purpose of marriage is not
to remake your spouse into your
preconceived notion of the perfect
husband or wife. The only person
in the marriage bond that you can
change is yourself. How can you
become more attentive to your
spouse? In which ways, can you
strengthen your marriage? Never
use sex as a weapon 'to control
your spouse!
The apostle Paul stated in Eph-
esians 5:33 the following: "Each of
you, however, should love his wife
as himself, and a wife should
respect her husband." Mutual love
and respect are crucial in a mar-
Marriage can be the most
rewarding and beautiful experi-
ence this side of heaven. Converse-
ly, marriage can be hell on earth.
This week, a couple in our
church will be celebrating 75 years
of marriage. I am sure if I sat down
with them, they would affirm that
marriage is a "willed love."
There is one other thing that I
tell couples who come to me for

marriage counseling. I encourage
them to find a church to attend
together regularly. God and the
couple will be able to handle the
stages of life together.
I grieve for my baby brother
and his wife. I will be praying for
each of them.
Marriage can be the most
rewarding and beautiful experi-
ence this side of heaven. Converse-
ly, marriage can'be hell on earth.
This week, a couple in our
church will be celebrating 75 years
of marriage. I am sure if I sat down
with them, they would affirm that
marriage is a "willed love"
There is one other thing that I
tell couples who come to me for
marriage counseling. 1 encourage
them to find a church to attend
together regularly. God and the
couple will be able to handle the
stages of life together.
I grieve for my baby brother
and his wife. I will be praying for
each of them.

Your loyal sheepdog,
Rev. Bruce Simpson





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Bishop's trial
has collapsed
HARARE, Zimbabwe. (AP) -
The presiding judge last week quit
an Anglican church court investi-
gating serious charges against
Bishop Nolbert Kunonga of
The sudden withdrawal of
.James Kalaile, a Malawi Supreme
Court judge and lay Anglican, fol-
lowed hours of argument over evi-
dence in the case of Kunonga, a
strong supporter of Zimbabwe's
autocratic President Robert
The charges, now in limbo,
could lead t6 expulsion, defrocking
or a mere reprimand.
Kunonga has refused comment
on church members' allegations
that he urged a priest to have ruling
party militants kill 10 Anglican crit-
ics and then had the reluctant
priest abducted and beaten. Other
charges involve intimidating and
improperly firing clergy, ignoring
church law and commandeering
bank accounts.
There were accusations that
Kunonga, a former U.S. theology
teacher, used influence with the
ruling party to become bishop. He
is among Mugabe supporters
banned from traveling to or operat-
ing bank accounts in the United
On Sunday, Mugabe lashed out
at his church critics, saying. service
to others "is sadly missing in some
churches today" and adding, "Zim-
babwe is no home for traitors, for
political' stooges, for political
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2 dr, 2.2L, auto, pwr windows, great on gas. MS .$3,995.
2001 Kia Rio
4 dr, 1.5L, 5 spd, great on gas, 57k miles. .. 4,995
1999 Chrysler Concorde
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, alloys. M . 4,995.
1999 Dodge Neon
4 dr, automatic, air, 68k miles. MB $...........W4,995
1995 Lincoln Town Car
4 dr, V8, auto, sunroof, leather, luxury for less. M. $4,995
1998 Hyundai Accent
4 dr, 1.5L, automatic, air, great on gas. MH .....$4,995

1998 Mazda 626
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, pwr w/I, cd, 68k miles.. M ..... 5,995
2000 Chevy Lumina
4 dr, V6, auto, pwr'w/l, cassette, 65k miles. M .. 6,995
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL L
4 dr, .2.0L, auto, pwr w/l, cd, great on gas,.H M 6,995
2001 Toyota Corolla S ... -
4 door automaticgreat on gas. ........... ,995
2000 Pontiac Grand PrixGI,
4 dr, V6, automatic, power w/l, cass, allow y f .$8,995
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ .
Yellow, automatic, spoiler. ...... ... ;8,995
2001 Toyota Corolla LE .
Automatic, power windows/locks, 76k miles. .. .8,995
2003 Hyundai Accent GL
3 dr, 1.6L, auto, power w/l, cd, 3k miles ... .... 8,995
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS ....n
4 dr, V6, auto, ,sunroof, factory warranty. .... 8,995
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS
4 dr, V6, auto, sunroof, loaded, 2 to choose. M1 4 9,995
1999 Buick Park Avenue Limited
Leather, white, blue top. M ............... 9,995
1997 Acura 3.0L CL Coupe
V6, automatic, sunroof, leather, 65k miles. .... 9,995
2000 Toyota Camry LE .
4 dr, 2.2L, auto, power w/I, cd, great on gas.' ffi 0IU,995
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited .
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, 23k miles. MB ... 0,995
2002 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, loaded, extra clean, only 30k miles. L. $11,995
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, pwr windows/locks, 8k mi. MH .$11,995
2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof, 56k miles. .." 1,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Carriage roof, 21k miles. ... .... 2,995
2004 Toyota Corolla .
4 dr, 1.8L, auto, power w/l, cd, 23k miles. M 3,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Premium silver, 15k miles. LV .... .. ... $14,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, tan top, Ithr, 12k mi, save thousands. LM$V 4,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis $, 5
Silver, 29k miles. ... ............ ..5,995
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5s $
Automatic, cd & more, 29k miles. ....... 5,995
2003 Toyota Camry SE
V8, leather, sunroof, 33k miles. ... .... $15,995
2003 Toyota Camry XLE
4 door, automatic, loaded, 21k miles. M ....$ 6,995
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S
Automatic, air, cd, 19k miles. .. 6,995
2002 Toyota Camry XLE
4 dr, 2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, 35k miles rdH .$ 6,995

2003 Toyota Celica GT
3 dr hatchback, automatic, sunroof, 22k mi. .lB $16,995
2005 Hyundai Sonata
4 dr, V6, automatic, sunroof, 14k miles. ...$17,995
2005 Toyota Matrix XR 4x4
Automatic, like new, 9k miles. Mi ........... 17,995
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS Cony.
Auto, pwr w/l, leather, showroom condition. .N $18,995

1999 Ford Expedition XLT
V8, automatic, loaded. 1 .................. $7,995
1999 Dodge Durango
V8, auto, power w/l, cass, 7 passenger. .... $8,995
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd
Pwr w/l, cruise, air & more, certified, 36k mi. w $12,995
2002 Toyota RAV4
2.0L, auto, pwr windows/locks, cd, 45k mi. i. .$13,995
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab
V8, loaded, 47k miles. ................. 13,995
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
V8, automatic, leather, loaded. ........... 14,995
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
4WD, V6, leather, 53k miles. ....... .. $14,995
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 18k miles. .$15,995
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4
V6, power w/l, cd, 3rd row seat, 21k mi. ...$16,995
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, auto, power windows/locks, cd, 700 mi. $18,995
2004 GMC Envoy SLT
Loaded, low miles. ........ 19,995

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4 dr, 2.01L, auto, pwr w/l, cass,47k mi. MH ..... $99/mo..
2001 Mazda Protege
4 dr, 2.01-, auto, power w/l, cd, 40k miles, MH .$1 09/mo.-
2002 Hyundai Sonata GILS
4 dr. V6, auto, sunroof, factory warranty. MH ... $1 091mo.*
2002 Chevrolet Impala
4 dr, V6, auto, pwr w1l, cd, 64k mi. MH ....... $1 09/1-no.-
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
4 dr, 2.21L, auto. pwr w/l, cd, 28k mi. MH $1 33/rno.
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GILS
V6, auto, pwr windows/locks, cd, alloys. MH ... $1 33/rno.-
2002 Mercury Sable GS
4 dr V6, automatic, leather, 47k miles. MH .... $1 29/mo.
2000 Chrysler LHS
V6. leather, moonroof, loaded. MH .......... $1 29/mo.,
2000 Pontiac Grand PrixGT
4 dr. automatic. loaded, 66k miles. IVIN ....... $1 49/mo.-
2002 Hyundai XG350 L
4 dr. V6. automatic, leather, SUnroof. MH ....... $169/mo.-

2005 Mazda Tribute
V6, auto, pwr windows/locks, cd, 2k mi. H .. .$19,995
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
V8, cd & more,t64k miles. ...............$19,995
2003 Ford Explorer
Tan, 37k miles. MM............. .. ... 20,995
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Pwr windows, tilt wheel, cruise, only 5k mi. .$?2,995
2003 Lincoln Navigator 4x4
Silver, ultimate pkg, certified to 75k miles. .i 28,995
2004 Volvo XC90
Grey, 7-passenger, 29k miles. L ........ $34,995

2000 Chevrolet S10 LS
Power windows/locks, air, cd, 49k miles. _h .... $7,995
1998 Chevrolet 3500 Crew Cab 4x4
6.5L diesel, automatic, trailer tow package. .$12,995
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4,
Power windows/locks, cd, alloys, tool box.. .$1 2,995
2002 Ford Ranger Edge Supercab
Auto, pwr windows/locks, cd, 40k mi. ,. .. $15,995
2002 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Crew .
2.7L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 54k miles. M.B. .16,995
2004 Nissan Titan SE
V8, automatic, power windows/locks, 18k mi. I $19,995

2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Soft top, 6 cyl, extra clean, 8900 miles. .... $19,995
2003 Ford F150 XLT Supercab
V8, automatic, flareside, 24k miles. M ....1.. $1.9,995
2004 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 .
X-Package, V6, automatic, lift pkg, 10k mi. M ..$19,995
2004 Ford F250 Super Duty Ext. Cab
5.4L, power windows/locks, 14k miles. MH ....$19,995
2004 Nissan Quest 3.5SL 2
Factory warranty, dvd. ................ $20,995
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5
V6, automatic, 4WD, 41k miles. f. ......... $20,995
2003 GMC Sierra Xtra Cab 4x4
Z71 Offroad, SLT,.leather. H ............ $21,995
2003 Honda Oddessy Van,
Power doors, only 29k miles. ....... .. 22,995
2002 Lincoln Blackwood Crew Cab
V8, auto, limited edition, 36k miles. LM ....... $26,995

2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 38k miles. M .$15,995
2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Ltd
Leather, showroom condition, only 25k mi. .. $17,995
2002 Ford Mustang GT
Ice blue, beauty, chrome whis, only 38k mi. M $17,995
2004 Hyundai Tiburon Special Edition
V6, 6-speed, sunroof, 9k miles. M ......... $17,995
2002 BMW 325i Convertible
Great condition, low miles. ...... ......... $29,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Roadster
Automatic, black/black/black, 9k miles. N .... $34,995

1998 Lincoln Continental
S ................. ........ ... $5,995
1997 Lincoln Town Car
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, 86k miles. M.A ...... $7,995
1996 Cadillac Deville
4 dr, V8, auto, formal roof, leather, 68k miles. MH $7,995
1998 Cadillac Deville .- .
Carriage.roof and more. N ............... ,- $8,995 : ...
2000 Lincoln Continental 5
only 50k miles. .. .... ........... ... .
1998 Infiniti Q45
4 door, V8, automatic, leather, sunroof, mH .... $10,995
2002 Infiniti G20
Sunroof, leather, cd, alloy wheels, 41k mi. A.I ..$13,995
2001 Lincoln Town Car
Classic luxury, pwr w/l, cruise & much more.LM $15,995
2001 Lincoln LS
Immaculate conditiond only 39k miles. 1MV .... $16,995
2001 Cadillac Deville
Low-low miles, luxury pkg, must see. ....... $17,995
2000 Volvo V70
Only 48k miles, every option you want!. .M .... .$19,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Loaded, low miles. C ..................... $19,995
2003 Volvo V70 Wagon
Silver, certified to 100k miles. L' .......... $19,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
.Silver, loaded, 15k miles. M .............. $21,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Fully loaded, certified to 75k mi, excellent. MW .$22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Presidential Edition, low miles. .......... $23,995
2002 Cadillac Deville DHS
Warranty to 100k miles, low-low miles. C ..... $23,995
2004 Lincoln LS V8
White, tan Ithr, full power, certified, 9900 mi. W $23,995
2002 Lexus ES300
Tan, loaded, 35k miles .. ........... .$24,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 26k mi, certified'to 75k miles. L.M. .. 24,995
2004 Cadillac Sedan Deville ,
White, fully loaded. LMV ...... ......... $26,995
2004 Cadillac Deville
Warranty, luxury. C . . . ..$26,995
2005 Cadillac Deville
Presidential Series, 100k mile warranty. .....$27,995
2003 Infiniti G35
2 dr coupe, low miles, Joaded, warranty. C .... $290,995
2003 Infiniti G35
2 door, automatic, 22k miles. ........... .. .$29,995
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 3, 2005 n1

At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 2,
through Thursday, Sept. 8, are as
Theatre I "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.
Theatre II "Transporter 2" (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 "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.
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-


Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon. If theer, are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of
all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting -classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For information or
appointments call (863) 763-
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the tod-
dler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed, however infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If youi would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red

Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no waiting list. Parents
must: be a resident of Okee-
chobee County; meet income
guidelines; and be, working, or
going to school or a combination
of both for at least 20 hours per
week. For information, call (866)


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Now during Labor Day weekend,

everyone gets our employee discount on a purchase or a lease PLUS

$f f Combined


Cash Allowances
On select Crossfire models.'

-eep Grand Cherokee Larediu
Base MSRP 27,050
Employee price $24,165

Cash allowance

Employee price
after cash allowance



:Base M|RpDP $

Employee price $

Cash allowance

Employee price
after cash allowance



.~^Jeep Liberty-Spc
Employee price
Combined cash allowances
When financed through Chrytsler Financial'

Employee price
after cash allowances



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Cash allowance

Employee price
after cash allowance

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6500 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 683-1511
3703 Northlake Blvd.
SLake Park, FL
(561) 622-0101



4224 S. US Highway 441
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 357-0500
5555 S. US 1
Ft. Pierce, FL
(772) 461-6060

2633 S. US Highway 1
Ft. Pierce, FL
(772) 466-6000
2755 S. Federal Highway
Stuart, FL
(772) 220-3600

8 :Base MSRP $16,305
Employee price S14,954
Cash allowance $1,000


1001 Linton Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 278-6362
1066 US Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL
(772) 567-5272

8401 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL
(772) 546-1800
855 S. US Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL
(772) 567-6633

*At participating dealers only. Tax, title, license, dealer fees, and other optional equipment extra. See dealer for specific pricing details. Offer excludes all 2006 models, 300, Liberty CRD, and most SRT models.
Must take retail delivery from dealer stock. See dealer for details .Financing for qualified buyers. Not all buyers will qualify. Chrysler and Jeep are registered trademarks of DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

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Cash allowance 1,500--

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after cash allowance


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employee discount on a purchase or lease plus

Combined Cash
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Employee price
Combined cash allowances
When financed through Chrysler Financial.'

Employee price after
cqnmblgd cash allowances

- 4,500


Dodp Ram Regular Cab ST
Base MSRP 219455
Employee price $18,565
Combined cash allowances -S4,500
When financed through Chrysler Financial.'
Employee price after .,5,
combined cash allowances 4, 5

Dodge Caravan SXT SWB
Base MSRP $22,940
Employee price $20,476
Cash allowances $1,500

Employee price after
cash allowances


Dodge Magnum SE
Employee price savings

Employee price after
cash allowances



Dodge Dakota Club Cab ST
Base MSRP 19,310
Employee price 17,258
Combined cash allowances 3,000
When financed through Chrysler Financial.t

Employee price after
combined cash allowances

Employee price
Combined cash allowances
When financed through Chrysler Financial.'

Employee price after
combined cash allowances


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Must take retail delivery from dealer stock. See dealer for details., Financing for qualified buyers. Not all buyers will qualify. Dodge and HEMI are registered trademarks of DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

.16 Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 3, 2005


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NEED: Child Care for my chil-
dren (9 mo. & 3yr otd) 4-6hrs
a day on Mon.Wed./Fri., Need
References. 863-697-6690

EARRING, Found in purse pur-
chased at local consignment
shop. (863)763-7210
FOUND: Earring on dyke be-
tween Lot 7 & Taylor Creek.
LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to. identify.
SIAMESE adult cat, vic. of
1695 NW 4th St., off of Hwy
98, Call to identify.
Utility Trailer, vic. of L-Cross
on 8/21, if rightful owner
please-call to identify.
(863)261-4248 '
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

LOST: man that bought L
shaped computer desk,
please call regarding miss-
ing items. (863)467-1104
RED NOSED PIT- F, 5mo old,
Vic. of Treasure Island area.
Missing since eve of Aug 30th
863-697-2650 Reward
REWARD! Missing Tan &
White male pitbull, neutered,
cropped ears, Fri., 8/26, on
441 near Hester Aluminum,
answers to Tank, Beloved
Pet. (863)699-'1918

BLACK MIX- Female, 6 mo.
old, Great disposition, Very
friendly, To Good Home
Only! (863)697-1745
CUR MIX, 5 males, 2 mos.
old, free to good home.
KITTEN Neutered, shots, lit-
ter trained, very cute, to
good loving home.
KITTENS 2 Males & 2 Fe-
males, Litter Trained. Grey
and White. Free to good
homes. (863)357-8751
Free, you haul.
& Orange. Free, you haul.
USED CAR BED, Stroller, High
chair, More. 863-675-4216
WATERBEDS- 2, King size,
Complete. (863)675-4216
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

A Hi-tech company needs:
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
Experienced Seasonal work
Call 863-946-9111

$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
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Must be mechanically
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265 Hwy. 98 North
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Class A CDL Required.

Benefits Available.
Apply @
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street

(Office Clerks, General L1)
Medical front desk clerical position in Clewiston;
working with public; medical records experience
helpful; must be fluent English/Spanish.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Lynn @ 863-674-4041 x115
for more details

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

Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages: Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. ,ru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.

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

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Busy aw office needs legal secretary.
Seeking responsible, well-organized individual
with excellent typing & phone skills.
Must be familiar with Word Perfect.
Prior legal experience preferred but not required.
SCall Susie at (863)763-3131 for information

Land Clearing Co. seeking
Immediate openings, Good Pay
w/Bonuses. (561)784-8525 or email

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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
Indiantown Sanitation
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified'

Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min. 1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001, 9-5
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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POMERANIANS- 1-male lyr
old, 1-Female 2 yrs old,
Breeding pair. AKC, F-$600,
M-$600. (863)675-4216.
Champion bloodline, Great
w/kids. Sacrifice for $300 or
best offer (863)467-8896
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 6 pm.

WATER HEATER: Just 1 yr.
old. 40 gallon. Pd. $270,
Asking $125 or best offer.
561-723-4466 Cell.

diameter, all accessories,
must take down & haul.
$550 (863)675-3236
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $2500.

. ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles, etc. Pd. $1100,
now $550. (863)357-1572
AQUATIC ITEMS 3 life vests,
3 comp. snorkeling sets, &
40" Maui surf board. $90 for
or will sep. (863)675-4792
POOL TABLE World Leisure
Championship Tournament sz.
w/all accessories. Good con-
dition, $550 (863)357-1572.

JVC CD Remote, SMXJ101,
$15 or best offer.
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.

TV, 32" Toshiba, 1 yr. old,
$300. (863)467-6821

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

battery, Good condition
$100. (863)673-2754

new, Cost $140. Sell $70.

DVD's (85) & 20-40 VHS
$500 or best offer
VCR MOVIES- 150, $200. or
best offer (863)610-1082

WANTED: Horse Round Pen
or Panels. (954)214-8877 or


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

MARE 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713
STALLION, 28" High. Show
quality. $1800.
w/leather harness. $1200.

MUSTANG- Mare, 5 yr old,
halter broke $700.
. REG. MINI, 5 mo. old stallion.
Chestnut w/white. Very pretty
w/exc. build. Big build in small
pckg. $950 (863)824-0522
REG. MINI, Tricolor paint
yearling mare, Gorgeous mare
w/blk eyeliner/hazel eyes. 30"
Gentle. $1500 863)824-0522

LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
Snapper, Runs good, like new
condition $600 or best offer
Deere Hydra, Sears gas edg-
er & Scotts lawn mower.
$700 will sep 863-357-6456
Snapper, electric start. $45.0
'05, Used once. 33" cut,
15hp engine. $1300. Call

healthy and de wormed
$350 (305)807-2500.

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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935,
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044

furnished, elec. & water pro-
vided, $600 mo., 1st & sec.

BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. washer/dry-
er, 1st, last & sec. dep,
$800 mo. (561)793-4860
BASSWOOD, 3BR/2BA, $1200
mo., 1st, last & security, Call
for appointment
OKEE- 2br, 1ba in Ancient
Oaks No pets. Non smoking
envr. $775. mo, util. + Sec
dep & reft. 772-708-4422
screened room, elec. boat lift,
on water, completely turn.;
$1100 mo. + sec. dep.
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA,
Ig. tfam. rm., screen rm. on the
water w/dock, club house,
$1100mo. (863)381-6937

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 101i
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1l30
Property Sale 10.75
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 10"75
Waterfront Property 10C6O

Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000

OKEECHOBEE 3br, 1ba.
New roof, new flooring, .fenced
yard. $99,900. Please call

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2090

POWER CORD- For a Mobile
Home. 4 wire, 22' long. $60.

OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba,
$750, 1st, last & sec, Small
pets okay, (863)467-6309
eve & wkends.
nished. Avail. now. Very pri-
vate lot w/screen porch, etc.
$875 mo. 863-357-3639

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
1800 s.f., Double lot, 2-Living
rooms, 2-Carport's, $120K
neg. 863-467-4449
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda

OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
1850 NE 103rd Ave.
$140,000 (863)634-3009
Park Model, '96, on private lot
in Ancient Oaks, with 2 add
ons & 2 tip outs; 800 sf.,
water filter, all appl's incl.,
c/a & heat, $60,000.
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes


Boats 3005
Campers, RVs 3010
Jet Skiis .3015
Marine Accessories 3C'20
Marine Miscellaneous 30'5
Motorcycles 30,0'
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs :.035

ARROW GLASS, '84, 18', cen-
ter console, 115hp Yamaha,
clean mtr., solid boat,
$2500. (561)924-8292
BASS BOAT, Ranger 83, 18'
Ft., 150 hp Mercury, 651b trol-
ling motor, 2) fish finders, 3)
new batteries, new lower unit
& additional new items. $4000
or best offer. (863)467-6621
w/ troller motor & trailer, no
motor, rated for 50h/p $1000
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.

'92, 50 hp,' Trailer, Trolling
motor w/pedal control Depth
finder $3500 941-426-3781
JON BOAT, 10 Ft. w/trailer,
motor & trolling motor. Extra's
included. $800. or best offer.
Call (863)763-0280 anytime.
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/ galv.
trailer. 9.9 Johnson, New
seats, Live well. Runs great.
$650. (863)801-3527
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
PONTOON BOAT '91, 24', 120
hp motor; full bimini w/storage
cover; new trlr., needs a little
work. $4250 772-263-2555

OKEE 32' Franklin, w/ FI/Rm,
Very good cond. Taylor
Greek, Lot 87 $1500. Must
be moved. (314)293-2227

BOAT MOTOR, Johnson 5 hp,
. Brand new condition. Only
used 4 hrs. Pd. $1500, Ask-
ing. $500. (863)697-6109

YUMBO, starter motorcycle,
200cc, good beginner bike,
$2500. (863)801-4949

SUZUKIE 125 3 Wheeler w/re-
verse. $500. (863)634-3029


Automobiles 400'
Autos Wanted olulO
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40:0:
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4C10
Four Wheel Drive 4,j35
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4)40
Pickup Trucks 4Q50
Sport Utility 105'
Tractor Trailers 4061.)
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans -0170

4 Door, 71K mls., Good on
as. Clean inside/out. Asking
2450. (863)467-4043
FORD F150 XLT 2001, 4 Dr.,
2wd, 91K mis., Power every-
thing. $15,000 or best offer.
FORD T-BIRD- 93, 6 cyl, Au-
to, Pwr windows/seats, Tilt
wheel, Cruise, Cold A/C,
$1800. 863-632-9166
FORD TEMPO 1992, Rebuilt
- engine, 48K mls. 30+ mpg.'
Good condition. $800.
Runs good. Need minor cos-
metic work. $1500. neg. 863-
634-7556 or 561-758-5295.
good, Good tires, cold A/C.
1200 or best offer.
Exc. cond., black rag top, new
tires, cold a/c, $1800.
863-357-2834 / 891-6033.
V8, PW/PL/PS, new trans,
cold AC, new spare, $2500
neg. (863)528-3749
'91, All power, low miles, 4
door, Runs great. $1500.
RA WAGON, '89, runs good,
good shape, $800 neg.

Pontiac Bonneville, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)675-2598 Iv msg.
Runs great. A/C, Needs
shocks $600.
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,
$2500. (863)381-0432
TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs
some work, $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-8038
transmission. $250 or best
offer (863)234-1757

vertible. Needs work. $500.

FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2000.

FORD 1 TON '86 lift gate,
PTO, 11ft utility body $1200

CAR DOLLY, fits all vehicles,
$450. (863)382-9222
ners for '98 Expedition,
$125. Call 239-634-9339.
MISC. PARTS off of '80's
Mustang, $2500 for all will
sell separately.
parts or repair, good trans,
tires, a/c blows cold, $450
neg. (863)467-8856
RIMS, 17" Manta Ray, Uni-
versal four lug. Brand new!
Very Nice! $600. or best offer.
Call Ramses (863)673-0645
TIRES (4)- new, M+S
LT245/75R17 Continental
Contrac $240 (863)763-6131
after 6p M-F, anytime weekend
TOOL BOX diamond plate for
full size truck & L shape 110
gal fuel tank, (2) 12v fuel
pumps $500(863)763-8415
TOOL BOX, For Full Size Pick
Up. Diamond plated. $75.

Community Events

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N. This pro-
gram 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 committee,
an update on the 2006 jamboree, additional charitable giving and
report on Labor Day. Visitors are welcome. Call the Andersons 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 pre-
sented by the Central Florida Employment Council and Workforce
Central Florida. Admission and parking are free. The Governor's Job
Fair is expected to draw over 140 employers offering job openings in
all types of Central Florida industries. To pre-register, go online to
DFEC.org. For more information, call (407) 834-4022.

Shared Services Network meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will meet Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Administration boardroom, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This
forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in the
community through the collaborative efforts of local decision makers.
The public is invited. For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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 Okeechobee.

Services for deaf is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept.
10, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Richard Kottler, Jr., execu-
tive director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure
Coast. The topic will be challenges confronted daily by the deaf and
hard of hearing. For information, call Richard' Kottler, Jr. at (772) 335-
5546 or TTD (772) 335-9966; or, by e-mail at dsctc@bellsouth.net

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The Barnyard Buddies is a small animal noncompetitive 4-H club
for children five to 18 years old. Members learn how to select and care
for small animals, including rabbits, poultry, dogs, cats, fish, snakes,
gerbils and hamsters. The club members are hot required to sell their
animals, but do show them at county events. The members also take
field trips, do community service and take part in most 4-H functions.
Meetings are usually held the second Saturday of each month from
10a.m. until noon. The first meeting of this year will be Saturday, Sept.
10, at 10 a.m. at the County 4-H Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. At this
meeting the Buddies will be electing officers, planning their year and
discussing small animals. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies is invited. New members can join at the meeting or
by signing up at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday,
through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the
extension office at (863) 763-6469.

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 information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-

Volunteer training class offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch is holding a new Vol-
unteer Orientation and Disaster training class on Sept. 15 from 6 until 9
p.m. in their offices at 323 N. Parrott Ave. All volunteers interested in
being deployed on national disasters as a Red Cross volunteer must
complete disaster training. If you are interested in becoming a volun-
teer or registering for this class, call (863) 763-2488.

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will begin their
weekly yard sales on Sept. 15 and 16. The yard sales help support the
children. The yard sales will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Usable
donations are always accepted. Donated items should be taken to the
ranch since pick-up service is not available. For information, call
Rosie (863) 763-4242.

4-H plans fundraiser
The Okeechobee County 4-H annual fundraiser barbecue
lunch/dinner will be held on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. There
will be delivery from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. from the Freshman Campus.
The lunch/dinner will include sliced barbecue pork, coleslaw, baked
beans, roll, cookie and a cold drink for a $6 donation. You can eat in,
take out or call for delivery. Call (863) 763-6469 in advance; or on
Sept. 16 call (863) 634-3326, or (863) 634-3327.

GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training Satur-
day, Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and seamanship
program on Thursday, Sept. 29. Learn to get more out of your GPS
equipment and enhance your boating experience. The course is also
a must for anyone considering buying new GPS equipment for their
boat. The boating safety and seamanship program will teach you to
outfit your boat safely and be in compliance with the rules. You will
learn the boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering and using
your boat safely and efficiently. The last program was packed with
people from 12 to over 60 years in age. Seating is limited. Times for
both programs will be announced soon, but seating is limited. Call
(863) 467-3085 for information or to pre-register.

OFC advisory council to form
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus will hold their organizational
School Advisory Council meeting Monday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. in the
Freshman 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 Wiers-
ma, principal, at (863) 462-5288.

Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St.,
will hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide par-
ticipation 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.

Homeowner applications available
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County can .help you
become the owner of a new home. To find out how, Habitat for
Humanity representatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W. Fifth St., on
Oct.'l and Oct. 3. On Oct. 1 they will be at the R.O.C. from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m.. On Oct. 3, they will be there from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Applications to become a homeowner must be turned in by Nov. 1,
between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-
1371. Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is located at 2825
S.W Third Terrace.

St. Theresa's will host Sunday school
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.

TRAILER HITCH- Class 3, Fits
Mercury Grand Marquis,
Ford Crown, Vic. & various
Lincoln $150 863-467-8589

CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton,
good work truck, $2500
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$1500 (863)655-0030.

FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500 (863)697-2032
FORD F150, '95, extended
cab, V8, aluminum topper,
runs good, $2500.
FORD F350, '86, 6.9L Diesel,
dually, flatbed, $2500 or
best offer. (772)215-8202
FORD PICK UP 1977, Runs.
$500. (863)634-0433
camper top, auto, runs good,
cold air, new tires. $950
FORD RANGER XLT, '87, with
extra cab, runs good, 5 spd.,
$800. (863)382-9222
'85, runs good, body & in-
terior in good shape, $2500
neg. (863)634-7098
MITSUBUSHI- '86, 2 W/D, 4
cyl, Standard $850. or best
offer. (863)632-9166
NISSAN PICKUP 1997, 2 wd.,
5 spd., Ice Cold Air, 4 cyl.
Excellent condition. $2500
Toyota Pickup, '85, ext. cab, 4
whl dr., lifted on 35x12.5,
system, custom paint,
$1800 neg. (863)801-9441

condition, runs great. 4door,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses

'91 97K mi, V8, auto, fully
equipped. AM/FM cass. $2K
(863)675-7878/ 234-1933
tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300.
FORD AEROSTAR, '91, 4x4,
good motor & trans., for
parts only, $350 or best of-
fer. (863)763-0812