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Olkeec"liolbee News

Vol. 96 No. 253

Special to Okeechobee News
David Hazellief of Century
21 Hazellief &, Prevatt
Realty has presented the
Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce
with a check to help the
Franklinton Relief Fund.
The fund has been estab-
lished at the First Bank of
Indiantown to help
Franklinton, La., which
was severely damaged by
Hurricane Katrina. He has
issued a challenge to all
other realtors in Okee-
chobee to also support
this cause.

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Teachers help
Successful schools have a
shared vision. Successful
classroom teachers ensure all
students have an opportunity
to achieve at a high level. New
Endeavor High School teach-
ers are certainly no exception,
and our ninth grade students
are working hard to improve
their academic performance
and earn the required number
of credits to begin tenth grade
at Okeechobee High School.
Page 3
Crude oil
prices rise
VIENNA, Austria Crude
oil prices rose above $65 a
barrel Friday after the U.S.
Department of Energy said
energy costs this winter in the
United States would be the
highest in 10 years.
Page 9

Drought Index
Current: 426
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Iocal Bum Ban: None

Lake levels

15-.87 feet

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


Classified ...... 13-15
Comics ........... 12
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... 13
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 7
TV ............... 13
Weather ............ 2
See Page 2 for information about

SFWMD offleials

coneerned over

wet weather phase
Dy Au&ey Blackwell The convergence of all the
Okeechobee News factors has created a rare
weather phenomenon that the
Researchers at South Flor' researchers called an extreme
da Water Management District weather event that only occurs
(SFWMD) are concerned every 50 to 100 years.
about the current wet phase of Out of their concern, the
weather in South Florida. researchers held a telephone
Contributing factors are press conference on Sept.7 to
recently discovered warming let people know the work they
and cooling cycles in the North are doing to keep an eye on the
Atlantic Ocean; high levels of water levels of Lake Okee-
rainfall and water in lakes, con- chobee and other bodies of
reservation areas, rivers and water in South Florida.
streams; and, a very busy hurri- While they are concerned
cane season. enough to keep a watch on the
The warming and cooling system, the researchers
cycles, called Atlantic Multi-
decadal Oscillation, alternates assured reporters that there is
between themselves. Each has no immediate cause for alarm.
a 60- to 80-year life spari, Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera, a
researchers explained. hydrologist at SFWMD, said
South Florida has been in a because water levels are so
warm cycle for 10 years, and high in Lake Okeechobee -
when in the warm cycle, the
area gets more rain. See Weather Page 2

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Miguel Aguirre had lunch with his granddaughter, Mariah Aguirre, at Grandparent's Day
Wednesday at Central Elementary School.

5 5N Plus tax

th Florida sheriff's office, ire/rescue, E9-1-1,
strict, Chil- and the jail.
and school Tentative solid waste assess-
ments remain the same at $111.55
rea of esti- per dwelling unit.
857,270- The tentative fire/rescue resi-
itergovern- dential assessment went up $ 1, to
11 revenues $74. The tentative fire/rescue
s and state assessment for agriculturaVvacant
ars. Other lands remains the same, while ten-
-lude such native assessments for nonresiden-
-enses and tial commercial and industrial
itures and buildings went up slightly.
11. The budget will be given final
xpenditure approval after a second public
for public hearing at 5:01 p.m. on Thursday,
ling for the Sept. 22.

.ty U I
Administrator Robbie Chartier.
The figure proposed at the ini-
tial budget workshop in July was
$87,357,848. The increase is due
primarily to unanticipated Hurri-
cane Housing Relief Program
funds and Community Develop-
ment Block Grants received in the
I wake of lastyear's hurricanes.
I The grant money went into the
t current year's budget and will be
rolled over into the new fiscal
year's budget.
The proposed budget is 4.72
percent over the current years'
actual budget of $96,158,960.
The millage rate that was tenta-

tively approved Thursday was 7. 10.
One mill equals $1 for every
$ 1,000 of assessed value.
That tax rate is expected to gen-
erate about $12,894,248 in rev-
In addition to the millage rate
approved Thursday, taxpayers will
pay an additional 0.2750 mills in
previously approved debt service.
This is anticipated to bring in and
additional $510,552.
Under the proposed budget, a
typical tax bill on a property
assessed at $75,000 less $25,000
homestead exemption would
be approximately $842. This

includes county, Soutl
Water Management Disi
dren's Services Council a
board taxes.
The largest single ar(
mated revenue $23,8
is in the category of "int
mental" that includes all
from the state, all grants
revenue sharing dollai
sources of revenue incl
things as sales taxes, lic(
permits, fines and forfei
host fees from the landfill
The largest area of ex
- $21,625,761 is f,
safety and includes fundi

assured her that the zoning went
with the property.
"They will be bound by the
new land development regula-
tions", he asserted.
The request passed with no
further comments.
The same owners requested
and were granted a request to
change the zoning from agricul-
ture to residential single family
on 202 acres adjoining the
above property.
However, John Smalley of
Seminole Cove warned com-
missioners that they were com-
pounding a problem.
Jason Tomlinson's request
for a change in zoning from agri-
culture to heavy commercial
was unanimously juanted with-
out comment. The property in
See Zoning Page 2

zoning 4
fly Pete Gewda
Okeechobee News
At their Thursday meeting,
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners granted
zoning requests and set priori-
ties for paving subdivisions.
Gary Michael Davis and Jack-
son C. Coker requested a
change in zoning from agricul-
ture to residential general for 77
acres on the west side of S.W
16th Avenue. They have agreed
to abide by the new land devel-
opment regulations not yet in
effect that allows only five
units per acre for residential gen-
Sheryl Wells, of Palm Village
Ranch asked if this agreement
would be binding on another
developer if the property were
Commissioners Clif Betts

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Dylan Walker celebrated Grandparent's Day Wednesday at Central Elementary School
by having lunch with his grandparents, Harry and Barbara Arnold.

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The Florida Division of
Forestry, District 16 has pre-
sented its first volunteer of the
year award. The award went to
Martin County High School
teacher, Sameera DeLeon. who
had a reported 86 volunteer
hours for the year.
Ms. DeLeon who has been a
volunteer for two years,
received a plaque for her out-
standing contributions to fire
prevention. Her volunteer
hours were spent doing any-
thing from donning the
Smokey Bear costume at fire
prevention events to handing

out fire safety literature and
teaching how fires are fought
by rangers. Ms. DeLeon also
plans to speak at career day to
students at Martin County High
School about careers with the
Florida Division of Forestry.
Ms. DeLeon described the
importance of volunteering
with the Division of Forestry as
being, "An immeasurable
amount of satisfaction from
being a member of one of
.Florida's finest conservation,
wildfire suppression and emer-
gency response teams."
Melissa Corwell, who is the
mitigation specialist for the
Division of Forestry, stated that
District 16, which encompass-

es a total of six counties includ-
ing Okeechobee, Martin, St.
Lucie, Indian River, Highlands
and Glades currently, has only
five volunteers for the entire
area. Continuing, Ms. Corwell
said that they are in need of
more volunteers and wel-
comes anyone who is at least
18, or if the person is younger
than 18 and has written Con-
sent of a parent or guardian to
contact her at (772)219-1248
for more information on how
to volunteer.
Interested parties can also
visit the website for the
Forestry Division at: www.fl-
dof.com to find out more
about volunteering.

Special to the UkeeChobee News/Florida Division of Forestry
Smokey Bear presents an award to Martin County teacher,
Sameera DeLeon for her outstanding volunteer service to
District 16 of the Florida Division of Forestry. Melissa Cor-
well, mitigation specialist (left), and John DeLeon (Martin
County Ranger) were on hand for the award presentation.

Saturday, September 10, 200%1

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Spending plan
could top
$100 million
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners held a
public hearing Thursday that
resulted in tentative approval for
the county's $100,703,357 budget.
This is the first time the budget
has ever topped $100 million,
according to Deputy County

ei*Is ew

County OKs

requests for

_iA'si ...,-,-.-Grandparents treated to lunch

Division of Forestry presents award

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Hurricane Katrina
donations sought
A trailer to accept donations
will be in the parking lot of Pogey's
Restaurant, 1759 S. Parrott Ave.,
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Satur-
day, Sep. 10, and Wednesday, Sep.
Items for Hurricane Katrina
victims can be donated to the First
Baptist Church Mission House, 309
S.W Fourth Ave., from 11 a.m. until
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. The mis-
sion house will close at 6:30 p.m.
on Wednesday. Cash donations
can be made to the First Baptist
Farm Credit of South Florida is
collecting emergency relief items
and supplies at their branch office
in Okeechobee at 403 N.W Sixth
St. The office is open from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. Their phone num-
ber is (863) 763-6466.
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott
Ave., will hold a fundraiser Satur-
day, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. until 11
The Florida Baptist Conven-
tion is accepting financial contribu-
tions. Checks should be made out
to the Florida Baptist Convention
and designated for Hurricane Relief
and sent to: Florida Baptist Con-
vention, Business Services, Box
5579, Jacksonville, Fla., 32247.
Donations can also be made by
VISA, MasterCard or Discover by
calling 800-226-8584, ext. 3049.
The OHS swim team will hold
a swim-a-thon fundraiser Saturday,
Sept. 10, from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m.
at the Okeechobee County Sports
Complex swimming pool, 580
N.W. 27th Lane. Call assistant
coach Lindsay at (863) 467-7667
from 3:30 until 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, local law
enforcement and firemen will join
Mark Waldrop at Eddie Accardi
Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, 4224 U.S.
441 S., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to
raise funds for victims. There will
also be free food, fingerprint ID of
kids, a K-9 unit and a prize give-
Monday, Sept. 12, from 4 until
10 p.m. donations will be accepted
at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. A percentage of
all meals will go to help Katrina vic-
tims. Workers are donating their
time, and people don't have to eat
to donate.
Donations can be made on
behalf of the City of Okeechobee at
the SunTrust Bank, 815 S. Parrott
Ave. For information, contact Sun-
Trust Bank at (863) 763-1903.
Okeechobee Ministerial Asso-
ciation to coordinate relief efforts
for churches. Contact your church
for information.
The Okeechobee Church of
God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will take
a truckload of donations to the
Mobile, Ala., every Thursday start-
ing Sept. 8. For information, call
(863) 763-4127.
Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Par-
rott Ave., is collecting nonperish-
able items canned food, pack-
aged dry goods, diapers and
bottled water in their lobby. For
information, call (863) 824-0400.

Storm victims
Use the Internet as much as
possible when trying to locate a
storm victim. The phone lines are
either down or, if operating, are
Here are some Internet sites
that are posting messages with
information on those found or still
Keep out
The Louisiana State Police
(LSP) has requested that those
seeking information on friends and
loved-ones should contact the Red
Cross at www.redcross.org, or call
1-800-GET-INFO (1-800-438-4636).

Airboaters helping
in recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Association
asks that the websites www.flair-
boat.com and www.airboat-
world.com be the primary con-
tact points for those interested in

volunteering their airboats to assist
in Hurricane Katrina recovery

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuy-
er classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

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15.87 feet on Sept. 9 and many
of the conservation areas are
high, SFWMD is looking at more
storage areas for nature's pre-
cious liquid commodity. In addi-
tion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers has been making timed
releases of water from the lake
according to a revised regulation
schedule devised with the
SFWMD following a 10-year study
that ended in 2000.
"One important thing is that
we are making advance water
management decisions to make
sure there is enough storage in
the system," Dr. Obeysekera said.
He added that year-by-year, they
look at indicators upon which to
base decisions.
"I think we are advanced in
applying the scheduled releases,"
he said.
Dr. Obeysekera explained that

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Single vehicle accident
A pick-up truck lost control on U.S. 441 N. Tuesday about 5 p.m. Okeechobee City Police
Department Officer Russell Cale said a white female was driving northbound and hit a curb
at about the 700 or 800 block. The vehicle hit a telephone pole and was pushed back into
oncoming traffic. The driver overcorrected and a "slingshot" effect took the truck deep into
the grass over the sidewalk and she stopped short of hitting the E-wing of Grace Christian
Church. The driver and two passengers were in the truck. The driver was taken to Rauler-
son Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. A child was taken to the hospital by her
mother. The vehicle was totaled, according to Officer Cale.

Continued From Page 1
question is located at 4573 U.S. 44
S.E. Mr. Tomlinson wished to build
an open storage area for boats and
Likewise, there was no com-
ment as the board unanimously
granted ,George and Patricia
Brown's request for a change in
zoning from agriculture to neigh-
borhood commercial -2 for their
S.R 710 property. They want to
operate some type of retail busi-
ness on the property.
VisionQuest's request for a zon-
ing change was tabled since the

planning board had tabled the
request because they sought more
Final plat approval was granted
to John Earhart for the 49-lot Edge-
water Acres subdivision that is con-
tiguous to North County Estates.
The plat was accepted with the
provision that the county will not
accept the subdivision streets for
Commissioners granted final
plat approval to Fra-Mar Enterpris-
es, and Frank Brady to the 30-lot
Estates of Okeechobee Pines sub-
division that is located on the south
side of S.R 70 west of S.E. 128th
Avenue. The plat was accepted
with the provision that the county

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will accept the subdivision streets
for maintenance after a one-year
warranty period.
In another real estate transac-
tion, commissioners abandoned a
platted right-of-way in Okee-
chobee Gardens subdivision with
the provision that property owner
Charles Norris grant the county the
right-of-way to extend an existing
alley eastward to N.E. 40th Avenue.
After some discussion, com-
missioners prioritized four of the
county's unpaved subdivision to
be considered for establishing spe-
.cial assessment districts to design,
permit and construct the unbuilt
streets in those subdivision.
The subdivisions chosen, in
order, were Okeechobee Gardens
with 60 feet of shell/grass streets
and 11,550 feet in unbuilt streets;
Tropical Gardens with 1,590 feet of
shell/grass streets and 7,880 feet of
unbuilt streets; Orange Blossom
Ranches with 17,200 feet of
shell/grass streets; and, Conners
Gables with 470 feet of shell/grass
streets and 9,100'feet of unbuilt
In other action, the board:
awarded Recovering Okee-
chobee After Disaster (ROAD) a
grant in the amount of $692,075 to
rehabilitate hurricane damaged
passed a preliminary rate res-
olution setting the resident
Fire/Rescue rates at $74 per resi-
dent for fiscal year 2005/06;
passed a preliminary rate res-
olution setting the estimated maxi-
mum solid waste assessment rates
at $117.82 per dwelling unit; and,
directed staff to look into
either supplying bottled water or
installing water fountains in the
judge's areas and jury rooms in the
new courthouse.

South Florida is in the midst of a
wet season and reiterated the
variety of factors in play.
"South Florida is in a wet cycle
and Lake Okeechobee is at one of
its highest levels in 74 years. There
was a concern at the beginning of
the season that the lake was
already high," he said. "In July it
reached 16.67 feet, a level it had
not reached in the wet season
since 1936. In 2004, prior to the
storms, the lake was 3.5 feet to 4
feet lower than now and had
more storage."
The water conservation areas
are also high with little storage
remaining. In addition, weather
predictions called for a very busy
hurricane season 21 tropical
storms of which nine to 11 will be
The increase in tropical storms
linked to climatic studies signal
more water coming into South
Florida and a reason for water
managers to keep a close watch
over Lake Okeechobee.

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Red Cross launches Family Links Registry

STUART The American Red
Cross Martin County Chapter, in
response to calls about the welfare
of friends and family in the areas
devastated by Hurricane Katrina,
reminds residents that the Ameri-
can Red Cross has launched a
website to help assist family mem-
bers who are seeking news about
loved ones in the path of Hurricane
If you have a friend or loved one
and want to check on their status
you may visit the "Family Links
Registry" via www.redcross.org to
register yourself, a missing relative
or view the list of registrants.
"Due to the extent of the dam-

age and the number of people dis-
placed, concerned friends and rela-
tives are encouraged to visit the site
daily to consult the list, as it will be
updated continuously throughout
the response to this tragic disaster,"
said Sam Yates, public information
Those who have no internet
access may call the toll-free hotline
1-877-LOVED-IS (1-877-568-3317)
to receive information about a
loved one.
So far, the Red Cross has been
meeting the needs of thousands of
New Orleans residents in nearly
300 shelters throughout nine
states. At present, more than

96,000 people are in Red Cross
Shelters and more than 137,000
meals have been served in the last
24 hours. Commodities delivered
to date include 1.9 million Meals
Ready to Eat (MREs), 6.7 million
liters of water and 1.7 million
pounds of ice.
American Red Cross disaster
assistance is free, made possible by
voluntary donations of time and
money from the American people.
You can help the victims of thou-
sands of disasters across the coun-
try each year by making a financial
gift to the American Red Cross Dis-
aster Relief Fund, which enables
the Red Cross to provide shelter,

food, counseling and other assis-
tance to those in need. Call 1-800-
HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575
(Spanish). Donations are also
being accepted at Coinstar
machines at select grocery stores
across America. To find the nearest
Coinstar machine, visit www.coin-

Contributions to the Disaster
Relief Fund may be sent to your
local American Red Cross chapter
or to the American Red Cross, P. 0.
Box 37243, Washington, D.C.,
20013. Internet users can make a
secure online contribution by visit-
ing www.redcross.org.

Teachers help New Endeavor High School succeed

Special to the Okeechobee News

Successful schools have a
shared vision. Successful class-
room teachers ensure all students
have an opportunity to achieve at
a high level. New Endeavor High
School teachers are certainly no
exception, and our ninth grade
students are working hard to
improve their academic perform-
ance and earn the required num-
ber of credits to begin tenth grade
at Okeechobee High School.

Tammy Wright and Rosemary
Morgan teach our ninth grade stu-
dents, Tammy brings experience
from a residential, educational
program to NEHS and is extreme-
ly passionate about the job she
does. Rosemary Morgan uses her
real-world common sense in the
classroom, and she is constantly
taking classes in education to
assist her in the job that she does.
Both teachers have attended
training sessions to learn strate-
gies and techniques that will ben-

efit their students. Since many of
these students have experienced
academic challenges at one time
or another, the teachers are
experts at motivating their stu-
dents to "Achieve Excellence" on
a daily basis.
This ninth grade program at
NEHS affords students the oppor-
tunity to earn credits in order to
move on to OHS. Without this
program in place, students would
be retained at the Freshman Cam-
pus until they secure the neces-

sary credits, or they would move
on to OHS where they would be a
semester or more behind their
Through the combined efforts
of the faculty at New Endeavor
High School and the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, the number
of students failing to earn the nec-
essary credits to move on to OHS
has steadily fallen. This year only
twenty-nine students started the
year enrolled in our program.
Upon successful completion of
the program, the students move
on to the high school-often after
spending only a semester with us..
All interested parents and
community members are invited
to visit NEHS and/or volunteer.
Please feel free to contact Andy
Brewer, Principal of New Endeav-
or High School with questions,
comments, or concerns at (863)

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Excellence recognized
Vicki Goggans (left) was recognized at Tuesday night's
Okeechobee County School Board meeting by Superin-
tendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper (right) for being
named one of the three Florida finalists for the Presiden-
tial Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

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On the move
Big Lake Hospice moved to their new location at Northlake Village Thursday. The new
office comprises 1,500 square feet of office space, as compared to 1,000 square feet in
their previous office, and 2,500 square feet for their thrift store. Pictured from (left to right)
are the following staff members: front row Mariah Kight; Kim Thornburg; Sharon Dari;
Ray Malek; John Robinson; back row Lori Smith; Penny Colt; Linda Creech, R.N.; direc-
tor; Jim Laseter, vice-president; John Kara; and Jim Smith.


Maurice 'Jack'
Maurice 'Jack' Raulerson, age
83, of Basinger, died Thursday,
Sept: 8, 2005 at
Raulerson Hos-
pital. He was
born July 18,
1922 in.Arcadia
to Maurice V.
and Ollie
Raulerson. He
was a manager
for a retail store
having been a Maurice'Jack'
lifelong resi- Raulerson
dent of
Basinger. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church of
Basinger. Mr. Raulerson proudly
served our country in the U.S.
Army during threeWII earning the
Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple
He was preceded in death by
his wife Mary Frances Raulerson
and his daughter Gloria Pollard.
Survivors include: son, John

of Loxahatchee; 10 grandchil-
dren; 22 great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Lytle 'Cowboy' Rauler-
son of Okeechobee. and Michael
Raulerson of Basinger; sister,
Zelda Raulerson; stepmother,
Mellie Rose Raulerson both of
Okeechobee; son-in-law, Bobby
Pollard of Lincolnton, Ga., numer-
ous nieces and nephews; and
very close friend Ed Miller.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Bass

Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral
services will be 2 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 11, at First Baptist Church of
Basinger. Pastor Al Jaquith will
officiate. Interment will follow at
Basinger Cemetery.
Memorials may be, made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL. 34973.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
Randy L. Flood
Randy L. Flood, age 46, of
Mechanicsburg, Pa., died
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. He was
born Oct. 1, 1958. He is the son of
George and Frances (Neff) Flood
of East Waterford. He was a .1976
graduate of Juniata High School
who was an avid outdoorsman,
enjoying camping, canoeing,
whitewater rafting and traveling.

He was employed as a mortgage
broker for Washington Savings
and Loan in Mechanicsburg.
Survivors include: mother-and
father; three sisters, Lea Sutch of
New Bloomfield, Gail McWilliams
of Mifflintown, and Jackie Flood
of Okeechobee; two nieces,
Angela Goodman and Julie Bed-
dia; two nephews, Ryan
McWilliams and Nicholas Flood;
three grandnieces and four grand-
' Funeral services will be at 2
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Brown
Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge
St., Mifflintown, Pa. with Pastor
Dennis Thompson officiating.
Interment will follow in the
McCullough's Mills Cemetery.
There will be no public view-
ing, however, family will receive
friends from 1 p.m. until the time
of the service Sunday at the funer-
al home.

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: I just got home from the County Com-
missioners' meeting. I was very interested in the zoning petition. I was
very disappointed in all the county commissioners. They don't care what
the people have to say. The people of Seminole Cove, the people of Oak
Wood Estates and the people of Palm Village they all rejected this
because no one knows what kind of housing is to be built and the com-
missioners were not willing to listen to any of the people in this area. If
they let these people build multi-family homes in this area we are going
to have a big problem with the traffic. I just want to say I am really disgust-
ed with the Board of County Commissioners here.

HALF STAFF: The president has called for all American flags to be
flown at half staff for the hurricane victims, and I was wondering why
Okeechobee County can't get it right? City Hall, the Chamber of Com-
merce and the Courthouse are all at full staff. McDonald's is the only one
flying right. Maybe City Hall should look across the street and see how it
should be done. Just an observation.

NO PLAN: I don't know why people are bashing President Bush for
his reaction to Hurricane Katrina. We already knew what his response
was going to be from his lack of response on 9/11. The man had no plan
then and he didn't have a plan for Katrina. I don't know whyyou're bash-
ing Bush. All of you voted him back in office and you should have known
what would happen by his track record which is poor, very poor at best.

HIND SIGHT IS 20/20: We all know that hind sight is 20/20 so you
would have thought they would have been a better response to Hurri-
cane Katrina. They should have had National Guardsmen, food, water
and every supply ready to deal with a disaster of that size and magnitude
ready and waiting just off the coast right after the storm passed. Don't put
the people in harms way, but have them ready. The president dropped
the ball. He should have known what was going to happen with the track
and size of this storm. He should have been in his office taking care of
business and taking care of this country instead of being on vacation. And
he should stop worrying about this stupid war in Iraq, we have worse
things happening right here in our country where our troops should be.
He needs to have his mind here instead of having his head buried in some
sand in another country looking for oil.

LAKE LEVEL: Hey, SFWMD please get the lake level down.

SELF RESPECT: I would just like to say with all the storm victims, I
think they all need to be put to work; the kids should go to school; and
the younger and more able body should be taught trades so they can be
successful. The motto is giving a man a fish; he will eat for a day. Teach a
man to fish and he will eat for a life time. I think all these people in shel-
ters could be put to work like cleaning it up, passing out donations and
dividing assets. Give them something they can be proud of- these peo-
ple need the ability to change their lives. Pay them and let them earn the
money and self respect that they deserve.

KEEP US SAFE: I was watching the news and Donald Trump was on
there saying how they should rebuild everything. The place is below sea
level and is sinking, so I don't believe it is a good investment. They need to
improve the levees and add more levees. They need to build it up above
sea level or lower the water to prevent this from happening again. They
need to maybe even build two levees, one right behind the other and the
same thing needs to happen around Lake Okeechobee. They need to,
keep the lake level down or double the levee to keep us safe.

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Community Events

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may
download them directly from the web atwww.schoolreadiness.org.
Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. We serve children between the ages,
of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family must have migrated in the
past 24 months, worked in agriculture and the primary income must
come from agriculture. We encourage families of children with dis-
abilities to apply. For more information, call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for Sylvia, Ella or Page.
El Centre de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven services de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6 semans a 5
anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve de ver salido del condado o esta-
do en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en agriculura. Con el ingreso de
la familiar de trabajo de agriculture. Animamos que las families con
ninos incapacidados aplican. Para mas information por favor de lla-
mar al (863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.

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Guest Commentary

By Brenda O'Connor
Executive director Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce
The Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce and the
Okeechobee News are partnering
to adopt a 'sister city' in Franklin-
ton, La., which suffered greatly
because of Hurricane Katrina.
This is a small town, agricul-
ture oriented, that hasn't received
the attention given to the larger
metropolitan areas. Reports from
the area say they "are starving to
death" and the mayor of the town
was in tears as he was told what
we were doing.
They need non-perishable
food items such as: ice chests,
bottled water, bread, cookies,
candy, cereal bars, portable camp
stoves and grills, disposable eat-
ing utensils, toilet paper, soap, pil-
lows and sleeping bags. They also
need disposable diapers, formula,
baby food, Pedialyte, trash bags
and outdoor extension cords.
An account has been opened
through the generosity of First
Bank of Indiantown at their office
on 205 E.N. Park St. in Okee-
chobee. Please make your checks
out to 'Franklinton Relief Fund' for
deposit to this account.
Drop off points for goods are at
the following locations: Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce,
55 S. Parrott Ave.; VFW Post
#10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E.; First
Bank of Indiantown, 205 E.N.
Park St.; Badcock Furniture, 512

WN. Park St.; Murray Insurance
Services, 210 S.W. Second St.;
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, 50 S.E. Second Ave.;
Water's Edge Dermatology, 301
N.E. 19th Drive; Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 1796 U.S. 441 N.; Dollar Tree,
3419 U.S. 441 S.; Stafford's Hair
Styling (Winn-Dixie Plaza), 3528
U.S. 441 S.; Okeechobee Live-
stock Market, 1055 U.S. 98 N.; Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W.
South Park St.; Dr. Wayne
Moesching, 175 S.W 28th St.; 700-
A County Store, 23302 N.W. 176th
Ave.; Cracker Trail Country Store,
18084 U.S. 98 N.; KOA Kamp-
ground, 4276 U.S. 441 S.; Dr.
David Wemmer, DDS, 113 N.E.
19th Drive; Quick-Pack, Gift
Shack, 3260 U.S. 441 S.E. (Winn-
Dixie Plaza); Church of God, 301
N.E. Fourth Ave.; and, the Okee-
chobee News, 107 S.W. 17th St.,
Suite D.
Walpole, Inc. has donated a
truck and driver to deliver the
items all the way to Franklinton!
Donations will be accepted
until Friday, Sept. 16. On Saturday,
Sept. 17, the truck will be loaded
on will head toward Franklinton.
Please help Okeechobee citi-
zens help those who are in need
in the areas that are not publi-
cized on television.
For information, contact the
Okeechobee County Chamber of
Commerce at (863) 763-6464, or
the Okeechobee News at (863)

Upcoming Events

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 emotion-
al or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call
(863) 467-1026.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention
tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information. '
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign 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.

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

VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is invit-
ed. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization or
group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.This meeting is open
to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is
$10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-
2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Chobee Christian Cycles will meet at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Par-
rott Ave., at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Gene Roddenberry at (863)
610-1841 or (863) 634-1723 or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace Chris-
tian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently homes
cooling or interested in home schooling is welcomed. For information, call
Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3,p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
he Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is
a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

Community Events

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in
receiving reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-
based and Head Start. You may also get information at this num-
ber regarding just what early learning programs are available in
Okeechobee County. Many children are currently being enrolled
in school readiness programs.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The
classes are currently taught four days a.week on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter, 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair,
birth to 8 months infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, 3 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 provided.
However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.

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Special to the Okeechobee News/Okeechobee Historical Society
Looking Back ...
Cattle were not fenced in until the 1940s. They were free
to roam and on this particular day the cows are enjoying
cooling off in the waters of Lake Okeechobee. Do you
have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okee-
chobee citizens? 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 informa-
tion about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.

Community Events

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale Sept. 10 from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the air conditioned Hos-
pice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at the corner of S.E. Fourth
St. and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-

CCC hosting barbecue lunch
Chobee Christian Cycles will host a free barbecue lunch on
Saturday, Sept 10, for anyone interested in joining as a member
or coming out to meet the new president, Gene Roddenberry.
The club is all new with rides every Saturday morning (weather
permitting). There will also be elections for new board mem-
bers. The barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. at Style Studios Custom
Motorcycle Shop, 1600 S.R. 70 E. For information, contact Gene
Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841 or (863) 634-1723; or, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Moose Lodge plans unofficial meeting
Fred Coleman will host a forum on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. to dis-
cuss the past and future of the Okeechobee Moose Lodge. The
forum will be held at the local Moose Lodge, 159 N.W. 36th St.
Input is needed from Lodge members. For information, contact
Barbara Coleman at (863) 357-4914 or (863) 484-4148.

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 I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Richard
Kottler, Jr., executive director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services of the Treasure Coast. The topic will be challenges con-
fronted 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 5 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 not
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 10 a.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 dis-
cussing 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 Exten-
sion 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) 763-0351.

Fundraiser for Katrina victims planned
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., will hold a
fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina od Monday, Sept. 12,
from 4 until 10 p.m. Charlie Hukried, general manager, said 100
percent of the donated money will be given to the Red Cross,
earmarked for the Katrina disaster. In addition, collection buck-
ets will be located in the restaurant for those who want to donate
but do not want to eat.

Veteran's Service reopens Monday
The County Veterans' Service Office will reopen Monday,
Sept. 12, at 8 a.m.

Volunteer training class offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch is holding a
new Volunteer Orientation and Disaster training class on Sept. 15
from 6 until 9 p.m. in their offices at 323 N. Parrott Ave. All volun-
teers interested in being deployed on national disasters as a Red
Cross volunteer must complete disaster training. If you are inter-
ested in becoming a volunteer 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.

Women's business luncheon slated

The Okeechobee Women's Business Networking luncheon
will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on
Sept. 16. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch
at noon. Participants are asked to bring brochures, flyers and
giveaway items. Also bring a friend, associate or neighbor to
experience friendship networking. For information, contact
Robin Delgado at www.flainjurylawyer.com

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 Fresh-
man 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.

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 10, 2005 RELIGION 5

Reflections from the Pulpit

By Rev. Calvin Fryar
Pastor of Brighton Baptist Church
Exodus 15:22- "So Moses
brought Israel from the Red sea,
and they went out into the wilder-
ness of Shur; and they went three
days in the wilderness, and found
no water. 23 And when they came
to Marah, they could not drink of
the waters of Marah, for they were
bitter: therefore the name of it
was called Marah. 24 And the
people murmured against Moses,
saying, what shall we drink? 25
And he cried unto the LORD; and
the LORD showed him a tree,
which when he had cast into the
waters, the waters were made
Someone said, "The wilder-
ness brings out what is within. It
also discovers God's goodness
and our unworthiness."
You may not realize it, but the
oasis of Marah (bitter water) is a
normal Christian experience.
When a bitter experience comes
to a Christian, it is a puzzling and
perplexing thing. Some people
say, "Why does God let this hap-
pen to me?" Others seem to con-
tinue as if it were not happening.
We all react differently to Marah.
I cannot tell you why these
experiences come our way, but I
do know that God is not punish-
ing us. Instead, He is educating us
and preparing us for something
far greater than we could ever
understand at the present. The
Lord said, "In the world ye shall

have tribulation." Right on your
pathway there is a Marah. In the
pathway of every believer there is
a Marah. God has arranged it all.
Someone has said, "Disappoint-
ments are God's appointments." I
have found this to be true.
J. Vernon McGee wrote, "Once
a young person said to me, 'I
wanted to go to school. I wanted
to prepare for the mission field,
but my father died and I had to
help support my mother; so I
could not go to school'" McGee
continued, "When I was a pastor
in Nashville, the superintendent
of our junior department was a
beautiful, sweet, uncomplaining,
young woman. She was prema-
turely gray, and one day I inquired
why. I was told that at one time
she was engaged to one of the
finest young men in the church.
They were to be married, but he
was called away to war and was
killed. It caused her hair to turn
gray. That was the 'Marah' in her
life." -McGee, J. Vernon, Thru
the Bible with J. Vernon McGee,
(Nashville: Thomas Nelson Pub-
lishers) 2000.c1981.
We must expect bitter pools in
a bitter world. Life is full of things
that sadden our hearts, but for
every disappointment or difficult
situation, God has an escape or a
way through it. Israel had just wit-
nessed the waters of the Red Sea
standing at attention as they
crossed over to the other shore.
They had seen their enemies per-
ishing in the sea as the waters

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returned to its bed. And now they
are complaining that there is no
water to drink.
Many of us make our own
Marahs. And when things go
wrong, we blame God. I have
read of Caesar, that, having pre-
pared a great feast for his nobles
and friends, it so happened that
the day appointed was so
extremely foul, that nothing could
be done to the save the day. Cae-
sar was so displeased and
enraged that he commanded all
who had bows to shoot up their
arrows at Jupiter, their chief god,
as in defiance of him for that rainy
weather. When they did, their
arrows fell short of heaven and
upon their own heads, so that
many of them were wounded or
killed. Therefore, remember that
all of our murmurings, which are
as so many arrows shot at God
Himself, will return upon our own
heads; they can't reach Him, but
they will hit us. It is better to be
silent than to murmur; it is dan-
gerous to provoke a "consuming
fire". (Hebrews 12)
After a Marah experience, we
are never the same. Facing such
times without murmuring helps
to identify us as a child of God.
J. Vernon explains that God
sometimes uses a branding iron
on His children. He wrote, "I
remember West Texas, in the
spring of the year when the calves
were branded. As a boy I would
see the branding iron put down
on a little fellow. Oh, how he bel-

lowed! It made me feel sort to sad
to hear him cry. But from then on
everyone knew to whom he
belonged. After a calf was brand-
ed, it would not get lost, God does
that for us today." McGee, J. Ver-
non, Thru the Bible with J. Ver-
non McGee, (Nashville: Thomas
Nelson Publishers) 2000. c 1981.
The way we bear up under dif-
ficult situations reveals our true
nature. If we turn to Jesus in suf-
fering, the brand of our Lord can
be seen clearly. Others will know
to whom we belong. Suffering
should bring out the best n a
What was it that made the bit-
ter water of Mara sweet? We are
told that a tree cast into the water
made it sweet. Deuteronomy
21:23 says, "he that is hanged is
cursed of God...." and in Gala-
tians 3:13, it says, "....Cursed is
every one that hangeth on a tree."
The cross of Jesus Christ was
made from a tree. He died on that
tree, and it is that tree that makes
the experiences of life sweet. He
tasted death for every man, and
took the sting out of death. "0
death, where is they sting? 0
grave, where is thy victory?" says I
Corinthians 15:55. It is the cross of
Christ that makes sweet the
Marah experiences of life.
If we are brave and true, the
Lord will show us that tree, "the
only tree"' which can sweeten the
bitter waters of life.

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Congratulations to the winners
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The tandem finished in first
place with 18.01 lbs.
Carroll Head and Larry Steel fin-
ished in second place with 16.11
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FT. MYERS The owner of
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Under the proposed agree-
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Backyard pool with deck. Home has many
upgrades including: double ovens, crown
molding, breakfast nook, separate
office/den and much more. It's a must see!
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land with 1771 sq. ft. commercial building
with parking. 1 private restroom, 2 public.
Was set up as bait and tackle store, some
inventory and equipment can be included.
Call for more details or to see. $285,000.

DI irul ~'L..r. p,2 l. .. r.: :'. arI : nr er. u
of cul-de-sac in R-Bar. Nice stone front fire-
place, screened porch with summer kitchen
wood burning stove, new fencing around
pool, new A/C and roof. Call Stephanie
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Bright and open concept with vaulted ceilings
throughout. Huge master suite with WIC and
dressing area. Horse barn and paddock. Built to So.
FL hurricane codes and handicap accessible, this
beauty is within 5 miles of town. Too many
upgrades to list! It's a must see! $669,000. (#89433)

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cured 1 acre lot. New A/C, new roof, 5+ acres cleared and mowed with existing
screened carport, tile flooring and new car- housepad and driveway, fenced and cross-
pet in bedrooms. Also includes 12x14 shed fenced. Very nice 1088 sq. ft. 5 bay garage that
with electric. Priced to sell at $190,000. will fit a 30ft. camper. Located at end of cul-de-
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Neat and Clean 3/1 with large eat in dean with computer room/office and separate utili-
kitchen, conveniently located in city limits! ty room, all appliances stay! 30x10 wood deck on
Big beautiful yard, extra large utility room. front. Detached carport and CBS storage bldg. with
$195,000. (#89587) electric. Fenced pasture. Asking $290,000. (#89750)


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Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell, G.R.I., Broker/Assoc.
-Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6076
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Toll Free 888-874-2945
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COMMUTERS FISHERMEN Spacious BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2, Imaculate design, F-
4/2, Fm Rm, CBS, 1932 SF, only needs a LR, F-DR, huge M-suite, big laundry Rm,
little TLC, two min. from lake access, ceramic tile,15x30 out bldg, on 2.38 ac.
Great view, near J & S, $195,000 #201 Large pond. Simply a great house! #201B
Call Lori 634-1457 $289,000 Call Sharon 634-6241

QUIET COUNTRY LIVING ,..i-n, :o, acre. GREAT FAMILY HOME! "'.'.'r.lH
3-4/2 DWMH, corner lot, new carpet, dou- updated cabinets, ceramic tile,2 screened
ble roof, serene hot tub, 5 bay porches, on .68 Ac. Large CBS work-
garage.$219,900 #203B Call Bill634- shop w/utilities. Oak trees, #217 $172,500
6797. call Jeri 634-6056.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES Warm-Friendly 3/2/1 home with den. 2058 TLA. Spacious master suite withfgarden tub and
shower. Ceramic tile, oak cabinets, metal roof, fenced. Concrete/steel const. HURRY! $259,000 Call Lori 634-1457
SPACIOUS SPLENDOR 3/2 DWMH, 1400 SF, new 3 siall horse bam, tack room, fenced, metal roof, newer A/C.
$249,900 #222A Call Bill 634-6797
Cute Little Home 2/1 SWMH on double lot close to town. #207A $79,000 Call John 697-0413
READY FOR DEVELOPMENT 38 AC on SE 441, N side of 441, rezoned RSF, surveyed. 28 of 38 acres us dry,
$2,250,000 #302A Call Jeri 634-6056
LAKEPORT WATERFRONT TREASURE 3/2/2, CBS, 2668 TLA, spectacular view from screen room, metal roof, covered
boathouse, lift, fish house, just off the Rim. $349,500 #205A Call Jeri 634-6056



Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
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

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.
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 iew home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PIT." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.

River 2Bd/2Ba doublewide mobile 5006-M: Will sell mobile home on 5
home on 3 lots, porch, garage, 26 acres or on 2.5 acres. Will also sell
fruit trees, CBS shed and extra full land separated. Heavy treed and
balh $Q (,00 u';:-r,4"p ftric.-.i i -Q75J',
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5008-H: Just Listed! 2Bd/2Ba CBS home DWMH, roof 1998, large pond, wooded in
with mobile home, fenced yard, trees, back, fenced, two 2 car garages, paved drive,
porch and shed. The mobile home also open & screen porches. Located in the
has 2Bd/2Ba split plan, needs work. Pinelands, very nice and clean. Take a look at
$180,000. (#89733) this one!
* 24 sites 3 apartments fully furnished, 2 park model mobile homes, 1 DW
mobile home also fully furnished used as an-office, 13 RV sites (6 have mobile

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Request....Don Renfranz
4 okeedon@hotmail.com
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate k h c
S .Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930

Unique waterfront two story 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath very
well maintained CBS home with lake access! Large lot,
plenty of room for a pool, open concept, gorgeous water-
front view from the loft, jacuzzi in master bath. Relax on
teh back deck overlooking 141ft. of canal frontage! This
home come with the option to buy completely furnished
for an additional $10 000 (#89604)

Simply Gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath DWMH located in The Viking, Secluded, completely upgraded,
wood molding throughout wood laminate flooring throughout, beautiful wallpapering, vaulted ceilings,
immaculate open concept, huge living space! Bathrooms upgraded to all wood cabinets, kitchen appli-
ances/fixtures all new. Brand new deck on front, brand new dog kennels (10), nice landscaping, two
septic systems on property. 4.50 Acres! Three acres completely fenced. Many, Many Upgrades! Come
See, Make An Offer. (#89697)

Lovely '3/2 two-story home on two 80x105 lots
located just 3 miles from town! Large family/game
room, open concept living & dining room, island
and breakfast area in kitchen w/pass through win-
dow, bedrooms located upstairs, beautiful oaks
and scattered pines, some renovations needed.

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Huge family room, guest suite with lounge area
and its own entrance! This one is a must see to
believe! Many upgrades. Reduced to $395,000!

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4/2 DWMH on 1+ acre! Located in Yee-Haw
Junction, easy commute to Orlando or the east
coast! Spacious, sturdy, very neat 1997 DWMH on
1+ tranquil acres, watch deer and turkey right in
your front yard. MH sits on a solid concrete slab
and has a stucco bottom; tie downs are also
anchored ir, .:,rn.:rele hurry! Won't last long!
Reduced $125.,:i,0j. ,o" 178)

If detail is what you like, you must see the inside ol
this one! Completely remodeled! Custom crown
molding throughout, open concept, vaulted ceil-
ings, ceramic tile flooring throughout, antique fin-
ished cabinets with granite countertops in kitchen,
all new appliances! Screened-in patio on back
overlooking the private lake and golf course;
much, much more! Asking $335,000!

Nice 5 acre lot located just minutes from town.
Completely fenced and cleared. Desirable area in
Okeechobee. Call for details. (#89419)

ASKING $279.000
Nice, private 3/2 DWMH on 4 69 acres.
Located just 10 miles from downtown
Okeechobee and an easy commute to
Orlando and the coasts! Fenced and
cross-fenced, with 5 pastures for your
horses, cows, etc. Home features ply-
wood flooring, new kitchen and appli-
ances, new siding, windows and insula-
tion. Hurry, this one won't last long!

Mose B. Joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker WWW.Oklc.com

realty group, LLC

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20 ACRES ASKING $460,000
($23,000 PER ACRE)
Prime Viking property just off the Peavine.
Improved! Completely fenced, barn. **Can be split
into two 10 acre parcels** Call for additional
details. Bring offers! (#89515)

4.73 ACRES ASKING $389,000
Beautiful 3/2 1920 sq. ft. cracker style home.
Seamless tin roof with 50 yr. warranty. Property is
nicely wooded, bring your horses! This is a MUST

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3/2 DWMH on deep water canal with Lake
Okeechobee access. Work shed, screened patio,
very nicely kept. Owner financing available, call for
details. (#89426)

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Taylor Creek Real Estate
Don Renfanz tt7667-29301881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
Dick Scott-3570020 51erry Patent-763-1616 Phone 863)7637312 Fax (863)7637317
Vicki & Perry Green 467-6516 or 610-0962 Phone: (863 763-7312 Fax 863763-7317

great southeast location for easier work com- FRONT LOT! Full 4 bdrm/2 bath with
mutes to south or to coast yet just minutes family & living rooms! Dock and seawall
from downtown! Includes garage, master on "corner" lot in Buckhead Ridge! IF
suite w/shower, all appliances! JUST ONLY NEW WILL DO FOR YOU,
$179,500 TODAY! LOOK TODAY! $240,000!

PARK MODELS? With add-ons totals 2 R-BAR ESTATES! Concrete block 4 bdrrn.
bdrms/2 baths plus enclosed patio, carport! w/garage needs some fixing and re-modeling,
Great get-away from the Coast without so priced accordingly! Loads of potential! Pole
spending a fortune! Community dock, boa- barn/stalls w/tac room, crossed-fenced, circu-
tramp & pool! ON YOUR DEEDED LOT lar drive, stone fireplace! PRICED RIGHT TO
FOR $125,000! SELL RIGHT! REDUCED TO $330,000.
JI- lV V.UA LAbAI(VVA~nttl(FTUNI LAl VV/ IAWALL! TIf (),fLT :-,I- D_4

2 2092# CLEAR WATERFRONT LOT W/ SEAWALL,. 96 Linda Road in
Buckhead! $130,000.
# 89392 HURRICANE OPPORTUNITY! Non-waterfront Buckhead lot cleared
I by storms at #15 Lake Dr.! ASKING $85,000 OFFERS SUBMITTED!

Lisa Molyneaux

Melissa Arnold:
Monika L. Batton:

Tamisha McQueen

Pat Anderson

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Florida room, plus patio overlooking the waterway! Great neigh-
borhood' A BARGAIN TODAY AT JUST $295,000!

:21 Pv.,.-' 1i\ELL -N'L iTI\ I f'E i tr'E Fi.ONI
'DER $120 LarkeeLakes SPOT DO FOR YOU? Over 4 acres ontilum Canal
de with living room, family east of Taylor Creek Lock with palms, oaks,
arida room/patio addition! cypress & seawall! Complete with block 2 bdrm.
carports, 2 sheds! Compare! home! Got plans? Or want the best for yourself? I
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* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave! $220,000!
@ 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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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 9,
through Thursday, Sept. 15, are as
Theatre I "40 Year Old Virgin"
(R) 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 "Red Eye" (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-


Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center, located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. We
believe all children can benefit
from receiving educational, health
and social services offered by the
program. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months, worked in agricul-
ture and their primary income
must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for Sylvia, Ella or Page.

El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-'
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture.
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos
que las families con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor de Ilamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0

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

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

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

ances, tools as well as golf and fish-
ing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

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


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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.

ANY INFO- on '95 Ford Dually
blk/silver w/Util Tri & 717 X
Trak John Deere mower
missing from Jefferson Ave
in Immokalee on 9/6 call Ar-
mando (239)657-5719 or
DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
white & brown approx 20lbs
Last seen N W 3rd St. Child
pets. 863-447-1141
red markings on each side.
Been missing for 4 days.
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

CUR MIX, 5 males, 2 mos.
old, free to good home.
FREE! Rhodesian Ridgeback,
2 years, old, Purebred, no
papers. Inquire at
Male & Female. Approx. 1 yr.
old. No papers. 1 Home great!
Will separate. (863)983-5557
MIX DOG Female, lyr, small,
long hair. Free to good
home (863)673-1877
5 or 6 yrs old. Outside dog,
very gentle w/ kids. Free to
good home. (863)763-4512
SCRAP METAL- you must
haul. (863)763-5771.
(F), spayed, not good w/
other female dogs, chases
cats, Awesome family dog
Moving can't take with. To
good home only

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signs and
inventory sheets!

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& Orange. Free, you haul.
USED CAR BED, Stroller, High
chair, More. 863-675-4216
WATERBEDS- 2, King size,
Complete. (863)675-4216

Employment -
Full Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230
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$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
Competitive Wages.
Apply Within

Must be mechanically
inclined. Apply in person
Lehman Auto Body
265 Hwy. 98 North
NO phone calls please!
Experienced in all aspect
of general repair of
passenger cars & light
duty trucks. ASE Certified
preferred, but not necessary.
Must know how to
diagnose general repairs &
A/C problems. Must have
tools & transportation.
Call 863-467-6633
Experienced only need apply
Please call (863)763-2838
Experience a Must
DFWR (863)467-0831

NEEDED-Local Work. Call
863-357-6018 or
Minimum 2yrs experience
w/ clean driving record.
Apply in person 9am-4pm M-F
503 NW 9th St. DFWP
Benefits Available..
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
Indiantown Sanitation
Foreman/Lead Man Mobile
/Modular Home setup
Full knowledge Required
Excellent pay. Call Rick
983-673-6417 or
Wanted F/T & P/T Positions
Available (863)610-0852
SALESMAN Needed for used
car lot. No exp. necessary.
Must be able able to work flex.
hours. (863)634-3455
Needed. Experienced only.
SRanchers Restaurant.
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Vehicle Maintenance
Applicants must possess the following skills:
Handle multiple priorities, proficient computer
skills, excellent organizational skills, attention to
detail, positive attitude. Benefits DFWP Please
contact Nicole at 763.5593, nowens
@walpoleinc.com or fax 863.763.2882.
Applicant must possess the following skills:
Must be detail oriented, possess excellent com-
munication skills, able to resolve discrepancies,
proficient computer skills. Benefits DFWR
Please fax resumes to 863.763.2559 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

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

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Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Work Sunday & Monday Evenings
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
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(Preferred but will train)
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
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cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
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before responding or send-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4l5
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Call 863-467-4734


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

'AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat pump,
12 seer, brand new never
been used. $1000

ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of the
Century, have appraisal,
beautiful, moving must sell,
$2000 neg. (863)983-1654.
DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, 14x38, Good condi-
tion. $25. (863)983-1848
in grams. Very accurate. An-
tique. $275. (863)467-4328

CHEST FREEZER, small, $60.
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $250. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DRYER, white, like new, great
condition, works good, $65.
wide, Water, Ice, Light. 2 yrs
old, Excellent condition.
$400. (863)357-0709
pane), Kenmore, Just over 1
yr. old. Large capacity. $300
for both. 561-723-4466 Cell.
WASHER, Whirlpool, heavy
duty, 6 cycle, almond, very
good cond., $75.
WASHER/DRYER- and Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will sell sep.(863)467-1547
Super Capacity Plus, white,
2 yrs. old, $375.

moved, 40'x60', $2500 or
best offer (863)675-0349

BOOKS- (150 Crystal Creek
Series included, asking $75
for all. (863)946-1494.

Used, (12) 20ft panels. $60
for all or will sep.
(863)675-8760 LaBelle
Steel, 26 gauge, 50ft. $120.
Approx. 50, 60", 99" $500 for
all (863)357-1340

Large assortment, Exc cond.
$120. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131

SETS, 17 Proof '60-88, 14
Mints '62-92. Lincoln Pennies
& more. $500 561-924-8292

COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358

COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
printer, $250/neg. Call
PRINTER Cannon, brand
new still in box, $40

BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
good condition $20
BED IN BAG Twin size, Ha-
waiian Theme, 5pcs $15
BOOK SHELF 6ft tall, oak
$10 (863)824-0276
BUNK BEDS, Wooden, Built in
shelves, 5 drawers & desk.
$350 863-467-9027 or
863-634-2937 after 5pm.
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
Brown, Good condition. $25.
KING SIZE BED- Head board,
Couch & Love seat, Animal
print, Great cond. $400. Will
board, Mattress, complete,
Very nice $100
King size w/frame. $50.
chairs $50 (863)467-2532
SECTIONAL SOFA, 2 pc. with
end tables, coffee table & 2
foot stools & corner table.
$350 (863)467-9228
TABLE w/ 6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition. $100.

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.

EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or

REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.'
$250. (863)902-0381

POWER CHAIR- Golden Alante
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1200 neg 863-634-9620

gal. $500. (863)763-4600

LOCKET, gold, heart shaped,
holds 2 pictures, engraved
from the 40's, $20.

only 1 month, battery charg-
er, basket, 4 wheel base,
$1200 (863)801-6149
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
justable height, sits over toi-
let or with pail, $55

TANNING BED, Wolfe Ovation,
24 bulb, $1600.
WATER COOLER- Zephyr Hills,
holds 5 gal bottle, like new,
white, $75. (863)447-2130.
WebTV Internate Terminal,
Battery operated keyboard &
Electric keyboard $50.

BASS GUITAR- New Tradition
5 string, Pearl white, Brand
new $250. 954-275-8111 or

great for senior home, $200.
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 10 weeks, working
parents on premises, $300.
BIRD CAGE, large, with
wheels, gray, good cond.,
$100 or best offer.
each. (863)675-6214
BOA SNAKE- Red Tail & rats,
$1,50. Please call
863-357-3994 after 5pm
Ask for Susan
CHIHUAHUA'S (2) beautiful
males, 10 wks, first shots &
health cert. $300 ea.
tan, 8 weeks, 1st shots,
$250 (863)467-4728.
large, 41/2x3x2, pd $80 will
sell for $55 or best offer
(863)675-3032 LaBelle
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100
old, all shots up to date
$400 (863)447-0965
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

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 $1999.
POOL 31 x 16/2 in good
condition w/ all accessories.
Practically new. $100
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

AQUATIC ITEMS 3 life vests,
3 comp. snorkeling sets, &
40" Maui surf board. $90 for
or will sep. (863)675-4792
man, 3 air tanks, 2 helmets,
all for $400 (863)467-0668.
after 4pm.

DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $290, sell $200
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.

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


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VCR MOVIES- 150, $200. or
best offer (863)610-1082

CALL (863)763-4545 OR
(260)450-2266 CELL.
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
Seeds 'Plants,
Flowers 865

MARE 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713
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
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
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
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, In-
dustrial Model. 11 hp. 32" cut.
$300 (863)763-0967
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
$200. (863)763-7358
TREES- Gorgeous!! up to
18ft high, $400 for all will
sell separate (863)675-0104

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


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rert920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

CBS Home, 3/2, 1 yr. old,
pool/tennis court access,
furn./unfurn., Must See!
$1400 mo. (863)634-0779
w/ screened room, elec. boat
lift, on water, completely furn.,
$950 mo. + sec. dep.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, on.
cul-de-sac, $800 down,
$950/mo (863)357-3252
Theresa or Travis

Roommate Wanted, 1/2
utilities, 1/2 rent, Call

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

POWER CORD- For a Mobile
Home. 4 wire, 22' long. $60.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds

LeBelle- '80, Vougue, 14'x60'
has roof over, Zone II Free de-
livery Set up & permits extra
$6000 (863)-675-5000
1989 Single Wide, 2 BR, 2 BA,
Good cond. Must be moved.
$12,500. (863)634-7737
OKEECHOBEE- 2000 Terry,
sleeps 6, new Florida Room
on concrete slab, newly fur-
nished, parked in Brothers
RV Park. For more info call
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
1850 NE 103rd Ave.
$140,000 (863)634-3009

New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
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SINGLE WIDE 12x50 w/
screened room. You Must
Move. $1500 (863)675-2331
SKYLINE- '90, 26'x40', New
roof/carpet. Free delivery to
Zone II. Set up & permit extra
$12,500. (863)675-5000
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Boats 30u5
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035

ARROW GLASS, '84, 18', cen-
ter console, 115hp Yamaha,
clean mtr., solid boat,
$2500. (561)924-8292

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 10, 2005

w/ troller motor & trailer, no
motor, rated for 50h/p $1000
BOAT, 16Ft. w/115 hp motor.
$300 or will trade for equal
value Riding Mower.
BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mad-
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski full cover. $2500
'92, 50 hp, Trailer, Trolling
motor w/pedal control Depth
finder$3500 941-426-3781
V Haul, Trailer, 25hp Merc,
Trolling motor. $1500
'JON BOAT, 10 Ft. w/trailer,
motor & trolling motor. Extra's
included. $400. 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 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.

Excellent condition $7900 or
best offer (561)670-4742
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trir like new, $6500.
REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser,
305 Merc, I/0, Fly bridge, B-
mini, with trailer $1000 or
best offer (772)465-3925
Skeeter Model TZX190, '04,
19', less than 50 hrs., Yama-
ha 175hpdi, 80b. thrust troll.
mtr., hotfoot, Lowrance
depth finder, $21,000.
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trir,
$1800. (863)467-8038

MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
Jen, runs good $2495 cash
OKEE 32' Franklin, w/ FI/Rm,
Very good cond. Taylor
Creek, Lot 87 $1500. Must
be moved. (314)293-2227
cellent condition. $1500

'93, 34k mi., like new,
$26,500. (863)946-6639

make you a mom Informed
and interesting p3ers. No
wonder newspaper readers
anre oar succesfull

replica, practically brand new,
with all stickers $700 or best
offer (863)464-0542
YUMBO, starter motorcycle,
200cc, good beginner bike,
$2500. (863)801-4949

Wheeler, Runs excellent.
New tires & brakes. $1500.
YAMAHA 250, '03, 4 wheeler,
less than 10 hrs., $2200.


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

4 Door, 71K mis., Good on
gas. Clean inside/out. Asking
2450. (863)467-4043
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles, $2400 neg.
condition. Runs great! New
tires. $2,500 (863)467-4763
Runs good. Need minor cos-
metic work. $1500. neg. 863-
634-7556 or 561-758-5295.

Exc. cond., black rag top, new
tires, cold a/c, $1300.
V8, Runs good. $800 or best
offer. (863)528-2486.
ver, 189,000 miles, $4000
or best offer. (863)634-0779
'91, All power, low miles, 4
door, Runs great. $1500.
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)675-2598 Iv msg.
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- Sport
Edition, new battery, Full
power Good clean car $1600
or best offer 863-675-2598
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,
$2500. (863)381-0432
TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs
some work, $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-8038
needs work, will run, $350
or best offer (863)675-6214
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.

FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
Runs needs work & paint job.
Plays hard in mud. Tough
truck $1500 (863)763-8725.
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.

GOLF CART, '02, EZ Go, low
hrs., with charger, $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.
Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.

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
TRAILER HITCH- Class 3, Fits
Mercury Grand Marquis,
Ford Crown, Vic. & various
Lincoln $150 863-467-8589
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Goodyear
Ea le tires, $800 neg.
(86 )528-1894.

CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton,
good work truck, $2500
DODGE D50 1988, Good con-
dition. New motor. New tires &
rims. Good paint. New brakes.
$2800. (863)697-9979
DODGE DAKOTA, '93- 4x4,
new engine, new rims, new
all terrain tires, AC/CD, V6
auto, $3500 (863)697-8332
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$1500 (863)655-0030.

DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd,
easy on gas, $1250.
FORD F100lO- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 trans., 35"
tires $1500 Neg.
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mIs. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500 (863)697-2032
FORD F250, '83- 351 Wind-
sor, 8" lift, body in good
shape, $2000 or bet offer.
FORD RANGER XLT, '87, with
extra cab, runs good, 5 spd.,
$800. (863)382-9222
'85, runs good, body & in-
terior in good shape, S2500
neg. (863)634-7098
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-

TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.

tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300.
Dodge Conv. Van, '00, loaded
w/ captain's chairs, TV, TV, VCR,
stereo & fold out couch.
$8000. (239)949-0738
FORD VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts. $3400 &
$3900. (863)946-2703
HI TOP CONV VAN '93- great
shape, beige, tow pkg,
MAZDA MPV VAN, '90, 7 pas-
senger, V6, all power, new
tires, no rust, needs eng.
work. $500. (863)467-6805

Community Events

The Savannas are talk show topic
Family Stations Iti. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept. 17,
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 Tasha Weinstein, park service spe-
cialist at Savannas Preserve State Park, and Delores Meyerholz, a mem-
ber of the Savannas Reserve Endowment citizens support organization.
The topic will be educating the public to the beauty and importance of
the Savanna freshwater marsh system. For information, contact the
Savanna Education Center (772) 398-2779.

Democratic Party dinner is planned
The Okeechobee County Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson dinner
is planned for Friday, Sept. 23, at 6:15 p.m. It will be held at the Shrine
Club on State Road 78. The guest speaker will be State Representative
Richard Machek. The dinner will be prime rib for a $30 donation to the
Okeechobee County Democratic Party. Tickets may be purchased at 710
S. Parrott Ave. from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or,
call (863) 763-0540 or (863) 447-0737.

GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training Saturday,
Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and 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 safe-
ty 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-regis-

Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will
hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide participation
in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the sale will help
finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order forms have been
placed at different businesses so that the church can fill the orders. For
information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654. Orders will be taken
until the end of September.

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 repre-
sentatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W Fifth St., on Oct. 1 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 home-
owner 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.

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

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.

Church hosting Christian speaker
The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will host
the best selling Christian author and speaker Beth Moore, who will be
delivering messages via satellite, on Oct. 7 from 7 until 9:30 p.m. and on
Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To register for the event, call the First
Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171. Tickets for the two day event are $25.

Martha's House to hold Health Fair
Martha's House will be hosting a Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15,
from 8 a.m. until noon at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St.
(behind the City Fire Station). There will be booths from various organi-
zations in our community. This fair is one of the events held in October to
highlight "domestic violence awareness month". If you would like to par-
ticipate, call Martha's House at (863) 763-2893.

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of operation
are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not
open during school hours. For information, contact the pool office at
(863) 467-7667.

4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and be in
good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be eligible to
participate in the livestock show.

Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th Annual
Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until p.m. There
will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live music, kids activi-
ties, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a cracker cowboy poet,
ponyrides, living history re-enactments and more! Park.admission is $4
per carload (up to eight people). Arts and crafts vendors are needed. The
participation fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at
'(863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for infor-
mation or to request a vendor packet. Interested food vendors should
contact Nancy Davis of the Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.

Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. and Sundays
from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W Fourth St. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2171.

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 Unit-
ed 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 a.m.

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 contest
is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are home
schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays have to be
turned in by Dec. 1. This year's 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: Christopher Colum-
bus 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) 763-2492.

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

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools 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 lifesaving
training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention,. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American
Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires, floods,
etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help local citizens
in a time 9f disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at the American
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 tempo-
rary 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 looking for avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should
be able to seek support from city and county officials, business execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are 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. Parents can
find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or, they can con-
tact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the registra-

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 Fri-
day from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday through Fri-
day 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.; Immigration Assis-
tance is' available on the third Thursday of every month from 1 until 5
p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

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 informa-
tion, 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, praying
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 spon-
soring 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: Ameri-
can Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott
Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park Street. Additional collec-
tion points will be made available at a later date; For information, call
John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We
are located at 1505 SParrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you
would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test pleas,call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/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 Reservation, Brighton, Adults
basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.;
Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second language, Tues-
day 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.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the
dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library
at (863) 763-3536.
Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced that
with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School, which
were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children were helped.
The families faced a great deal of destruction during the hurricanes. Many
of the children lost all of their clothing and toys because the roofs of their
homes were tom oft by the heavy winds. The council also received funds
from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elementary School donated a,
check that they received from children in Minnesota. The additional
monies granted several families assistance after the original funds were
depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the children and families of
Okeechobee. Other families who still requested assistance were referred
to the Red Cross.
School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin, the eligibility process in receiving
reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and Head Start.
You may also get information at this number regarding just what early
learning programs are available in Okeechobee County. Many children
are currently being enrolled in school readiness programs.

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1999 Hyundai Accent
2 dr hatchback, 1.4L, auto, air, great on gas. .$2,995
1999 Hyundai Elantra
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, pwr w/l, cass, great on gas. tI .$3,995
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport .$
4 dr, V6, automatic, 4WD, 65k mi. .. ......... $3,995
1999 Ford Taurus SE
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, stereo cassette.. ...$3,995
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
2 dr, 2.2L, auto, pwr windows, great on gas. .$3,995
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, loaded.I ... 3,995
1995 Lincoln Town Car
4 dr, V8, auto, sunroof, leather, luxury for less. N 4,995
1998 Hyundai Accent
4 dr, 1.5L, automatic, air, great on gas. I ..... $4,995
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS.
4 dr, V8, auto, power w/l, cass, keyless entry. i .$4,995
1995 Ford F150 XL
V6, automatic, air, stereo. MH $4,995

1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
4 dr, V8, auto, pwr windows/locks, cass, cruise. 98 $5,995
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, pwr w/Il, cd, great on gas. .$5,995
2000 Chevy Lumina
4 dr, V6, auto, pwr w/l, cassette, 65k miles. .$6,995
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, power w/l, cass, great on gas. $7,995
2001 Toyota Corolla S
4 door, automatic, great on gas. I. ........... $8,995
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
4 dr, V6, automatic, power w/l, cass, alloys. MH .$8,995
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ
Yellow, automatic, spoiler. j'. ....... ..... 8,995
2001 Toyota Corolla LE
Automatic, power windows/locks, 76k miles. N .$8,995
2004 Chevrolet Malibu
4 dr, 2.2L; auto, power w/l, cd, 28k miles. il .... $9,495
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS
4 dr, V6, auto, sunroof, loaded, 2 to choose. .MI .$9,995
1999 Buick Park Avenue Limited
Leather, white, blue top. LMV ................ $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/l, cd, great on gas.. 10,995
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, 23k miles. C .......$10,995
2002 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, loaded, extra clean, only 30k miles. .10,995
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr, 2.OL, auto, pwr windows/locks, 8k mi. .$10,995
2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof, 56k miles. .$11,995
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited
Showroom condition, only 20k miles. C ....... $11,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Carriage roof, 21k miles. N.1 ................ $12,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Premium silver, 15k miles. 14,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, tan top, Ithr, 12k mi, save thousands. L .1 14,995
2005 Hyundai Sonata
4 dr, V6, automatic, sunroof, 10k miles. I N ... $14,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles... '................. .. 15,995
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S
Automatic, air, cd, 19k miles. N ............. $16,995
2002 Toyota Camry XLE
4 dr, 2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, 35k miles. H .. $16,995
2003 Toyota Celica GT
3 dr hatchback, automatic, sunroof, 22k mi. I $16,995
2005 Toyota Matrix XR 4x4
Automatic, like new, 9k miles. ..........$17,995
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS Conv.
Auto, pwr w/l, leather, showroom condition. $17,995
2005 Buick Lecrosse CXL
Warranty, only 2k miles. ................. .$22,995
2004 Ford Thunderbird
Silver, beautiful, both tops, 17k miles. V...... $27,995




2000 Ford Explorer XLT
V6, auto, power w/l,.cd, ABS brakes, alloys. M .$5,995
1999 Ford Expedition XLT
V8, automatic, loaded. i ....... 7,995
1999 Dodge Durango
V8, auto, power w/l, cass, 7 passenger .. ... 8,995
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe
V6, auto, power w/l, cd, ABS brakes, alloys. M. .$9,995
1999 Ford Expedition 4x4
V8, automatic, loaded. a. .. .. 9,995
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5
Auto, power windows/locks, cass, sunroof .. $11,995
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd
Pwr w/l, cruise, air & more, certified,-36k mi. L.h $12,995
2002 Toyota RAV4
2.0L, auto, pwr windows/locks, cd, 45k mi. _N .$13,995
2002 Mercury Mountaineeer
Leather, sunroof, great condition. ....... $13,995
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
V8, automatic, leather, loaded. M ............ $14,995
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
4WD, V6, leather, 53k miles. ........ 14,995
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
V8, cd & more, 64k miles. ...... $17,995
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer $1
Like new condition. . . . . 8,995
2003 Ford Explorer
Tan, 37k miles. L01 .......... ........ $20,995

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
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Pwr-windows, tilt wheel, cruise, only 5k mi. $ ..22,995
2004 Lincoln Aviator olasi
2WD, low miles, great condition. a ..o. $2..9. .95. ,
2003 Lexus RX3 e00 S 995
Fullytloaded. I. .......... ............. .$26,995
2004 Volvo XC90
Grey, 7-passenger, 29k miles. ......... $31 ,995

1998 Ford Explorer Sport
V6, automatic, power windows/locks, 60k mi. .$5,995
2000 Chevrolet S10 LS
Power windows/locks, air, cd, 49k miles. ..... $7,995
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT Ext. Cab
V6, automatic, loaded, custom wheels.A ...... .$8,995
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Ext Cab 4x4
V8, automatic, lift package. 'H ............... $9,995
1998 Chevrolet 3500 Crew Cab 4x4
6.5L diesel, automatic, trailer tow package. .$11,995
2003 Ford F150 XL Sport
V6, 5 speed, 42k miles. MIH ............. :$. 11,995
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4
Power windows/locks, cd, alloys, tool box. MH .$12,995
2002 Ford F150 XLT
V8, auto, power windows/locks, 31k mi. M.H ... $13,995
2002 Ford Ranger Edge Supercab
Auto, pwr windows/locks, cd, 40k mi. MH ..... $15,995



2002 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Crew
2 'L 3ulOm3ic Pco.'.,er ',. C, d, 5 rriii-: s; 6,995
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab
V8, loaded, trader package. .. ............. 17,995
2004 Nissan Titan SE
V8, automatic, power windows/locks, 18k mi. P $19,995
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Soft top, 6 cyl, extra clean, 8900 miles. IK .... $19,995
2004 Ford F250 Super Duty Ext. Cab
5.4L, power windows/locks, 14k miles .. $19,995
2004 Nissan Quest 3.5SL
Factory warranty, dvd. IR I .................. $20,995
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5
V6, automatic, 4WD, 41k miles. ........... $20,995
2003 GMC Sierra Xtra Cab 4x4
Z71 Offroad, SLT, leather. m .............. $20,995
2003 Honda Oddessy Van
Power doors, only 29k miles. ....$22,995
2002 Lincoln Blackwood Crew Cab
V8, auto, limited edition, 36k miles. ...... 26,995

1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Automatic, like new, 53k miles. M. ......... .7,995
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 38k miles.. .$15,995
2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Ltd
Leather, showroom condition, only 25k mi. C ..$17,995
2002 Ford Mustang GT
Ice blue, beauty, chrome whis, only 38k mi. E $17,995
2004 Hyundai Tiburon Special Edition
V6, 6-speed, sunroof, 9k miles. .. $17,995
2002 BMW.325 Convertible
Looks & runs like new. C ............ ... 28,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Roadster
Automatic, black/black/black, 9k miles. N ..... $34,995

1998 Lincoln Continental
.............................. $5 ,9 9 5
1997 Lincoln Town Car
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, 86k miles. M ...... 7,995
1996 Cadillac Deville
4 dr, V8, auto, formal roof, leather, 68k miles. '$7,995
1997 BMW 528i
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, sunroof. m. ....... $7,995
1998 Cadillac Deville
Carriage roof and more. N .............. $8,995
2000 Lincoln Continental
Showroom condition. $ ........... .9,995
1998 Infiniti Q45
4 door, V8, automatic, leather, sunroof. .$10,995
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS
. White diamond, like new. .. ............. $14,995
2001 Lincoln Town Car
Classic luxury, pwr w/l,. cruise & much more $15,995
2001 Lincoln LS
Inimaculate condition, only 39k miles. LV .... $16,995
2001 Cadillac Deville
Low-low miles, luxury pkg, must see. C ...... $17,995
2000 Volvo V70
Only 48k miles, every option you want! ....... $19,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Loaded, low mils'. ..... .............. $19,995
2003 Volvo V70 Wagon
Silver, certified to 100k miles. .$19,995
2001 Jaguar VDP
Excellent condition, loaded, the the toys. LI ... $19,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, loaded, 15k miles. 1 .V ............ $21,995
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS
100k mile warranty, only 20k miles. C ......... $21,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Fully loaded, certified to 75k mi, excellent. u.V .$22,995
2004 Lincoln LS V8
White, tan Ithr, full power, certified, 9900 mi. LM $23,995
2002 Lexus ES300
Tan, loaded, 35k miles. ................. $24,995
2005 Cadillac Deville
Presidential Series. C ..................... 26,995
2003 Infiniti G35
2 door, automatic, 22k miles. ............ $29,995

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