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O kl.96 No. 256 Tueseechoday, Septembeer 13,2005 50 Pluw s
Vol. 96 No. 256 Tuesday, September 13, 2005 50N Plus tax
drop off locations
Badcock Home Furnish-
ings 512 N.W. Park St.
.Cracker Trail Country Store
- 18084 U.S. 98 N.
Dr. Wayne Moesching -
175 S.W.28th St.
Dr. David Wemmer 113
N.E. 19th Drive
Dollar Tree 3419 U.S. 441
First Bank of Indiantown -
205 N.E. Park St.
KOA Campground 4276
U.S. 441 S.
Murray Insurance Services
- 210 S.W. Second St.
Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Market- 1055 U.S. 98 N.
Okeechobee News 107
S.W. 17th St., Suite D
Okeechobee City Police
Dept. 50 S.E. Second Ave.
Quik-Pack, Gift Shack -
3260 U.S. 441 S.
Raulerson Hospital 1796
U.S. 441 S.
700 A County Store 23302
N.W 176th Ave.
Stafford's Hair Styling -
3528 U.S. 441 S.
VFW Post #10539 3912
U.S. 441 S.E.
Village Square Restaurant -
301 W South Park St.
Water's Edge Dermatology
-301 N.E. 19th Drive
Note: For monetary dona-
tions, please.make checks out
to Franklinton Relief Fund and
take them to the First Bank of
Indiantown where a special
account has been established.
Sunday proved to be a
good day on the lake for Ker-
mit Russell and his partner,
Mike Holland. They brought
25.90 lbs. of Okeechobee bass
to the weigh-in scale of the
Okee-Tantie Team Trail tour-
nament to take first place hon-
ors and a $1,500 check. They
credited their use of Carolina
rigs for their success.
Forty-six boats left Okee-
Tantie Marina early Sunday
morning to take part in this
tough tournament trail.
Anglers began returning to the
marina at 3 p.m. and it was
apparent early on that many
had found where the elusive
bass were hiding.
Sports, Page 7
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
Classifieds . .9-10
Community Events .. .4
Crossword .......... 9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out ......... 4
Sports ............ 7
TV ............... 10
Weather ............ 2
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how to contact the newspaper.
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Micco Landing: Nature at its best
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Jason Williams of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) stands
at the entrance to the Micco Landing Wildlife Management Area. To his left is the
entrance for hikers and hunters. To his right is the entrance for horseback riders. The
1,200-acre area opens to the public on Sept. 16.
Wildlife area opens Friday
By Pete Gawda
Beginning this Friday, Sept. 16,
the Micco Landing Wildlife Man-
agement Area will be open to the
Hunters, campers, bicyclists,
hikers, and nature lovers will be
able to enjoy the 1,200 acres
administered jointly by the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Part of the area will be open to.
For primitive camping and
horseback riding, a special-use
permit must be obtained from
SFWMD by calling (853) 462-
5260. Other uses of the area do
not require a special permit.
The entrance to the area is on
U.S. 98 just past the Basinger
Community Center, on.the right
side of the highway.
According to Jeff McLemore,
land steward for SFWMD, who
provided a recent swamp buggy
tour for the area, the area known
as Micco Landing was once the
site of a steamboat landing serv-
See Micco Page 2
By Pete Gawda
The board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) faces a lengthy agenda
at today's 8:30 a.m. meeting.
The board will conduct a
public hearing on proposed
rates and the proposed budget.
The meeting will be held at the
OUA building at 100 S.W Fifth
They are also scheduled to
consider a proposal from Met-
zger and Willard for design,
permitting and bid phase serv-
ices for the expansion of the
wastewater treatment plant in
the amount of $563,880. The
engineering firm estimates that
the construction cost for plant
.expansion will be $19,504,356.
However, they noted that that
amount would need to be
updated as the project pro-
ceeds through the permitting
The board is scheduled to
consider a developer's agree-
ment that was first proposed at
their last regular meeting, and
discuss placing advertisement
for the replacement of Execu-
tive Director L.C. Fortner. Mr.
Fortner announced his resigna-
tion at the August board meet-
ing that becomes effective in
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This monitoring well at Micco Landing monitors such
things as water table and water quality as part of the
Kissimmee River Restoration Project.
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Young crime stopper
Yearling Middle School student Gabrielle Lamb was
sworn in as a member of her school's crime watch in a
ceremony held at the school on Friday, Sep. 9. Captain
Bud Slay of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office pre-
sented Gabrielle with her paperwork. This the tenth year
the school resource officer Deputy Sheriff Ray Stone
has administered the program at Yearling. There are 112
students in the program.
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A trailer to accept donations
will be in the parking lot of
Pogey's Restaurant, 1759 S. Par-
rott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
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
mission house will close at 6:30
p.m. on Wednesday. Cash dona-
tions can be made to the First
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
number is (863) 763-6466.
The Florida Baptist Conven-
tion is accepting financial contri-
butions. Checks should be made
out to the Florida Baptist Cohven-
tion and designated for Hurricane
-Relief and sent to: Florida Baptist
Convention, Business Services,
Box 5579, Jacksonville, Fla.,
32247. Donations can also be
made by VISA, MasterCard or Dis-
cover by calling 800-226-8584,
Donations can be made on
behalf of the City of Okeechobee
at the SunTrust Bank, 815 S. Par-
rott Ave. For information, contact
SunTrust Bank at (863) 763-1903.
The Okeechobee Ministerial
Association is coordinating 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
starting 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.
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
:Airboaters helping in
The Florida Airboat Associa-
tion asks that the websites --
www.flairboat.com and www.air-
boatworld.com be the primary
contact points for those interested
in volunteering their airboats to
assist in Hurricane Katrina recov-
held each Wednesday
* OKEECHOBfEE -- The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
;mortgages for very low and low-
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
Classes are held on Wednes-
*days, starting at 9 a.m.
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- ing the Basinger area. Actually, he
said, there were two landings a
low water landing somewhere on
the flood plain and a high water
landing near the present parking
He said the area abounds in
wildlife such as wading birds,
hogs, deer, turkey, and gopher
tortoises. Our tour revealed a pair
of sandhill cranes, several wild
hogs and an armadillo burrow.
Mr. McLemore said the Florida
Trail Association would be asked
to mark a trail through the area. A
loop trail will probably be put in
first, he said, then a longer trail
could be built.
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According to figures released
by OUA, a residential customer
with a three-quarter inch meter
who uses 5,000 gallons of water is
currently paying a total of $71.82
for sewer and water. Under the
proposed rate increase, the same
family would pay. $74.66
A non-residential customer
with the same sized meter who
uses 20,000 gallons of water cur-
rently pays a total of $222.35 for
sewer and water. Under the pro-
posed rate increase, that same
customer would pay $231.46,
ity of the floodplains and led to
drastic declines in wildlife. The
number of wading birds declined
by 90 percent according to
Public outcry gave rise to the
Kissimmee River Restoration. A
22-mile stretch of the river in
Highlands and Okeechobee
counties will be backfilled, ulti-
mately returning flow to 43 miles
of the river's historic channel and
restoring about 40 square miles of
According to Mr. McLemore,
the section of the Kissimmee
River at Micco Landing is sched-
uled to be restored in 2008. He
said the restoration would result
in natural floodplain plants auto-
matically being restored into the
area. However, the native prairie
grasses and plants will have to be
replanted in the uplands. Years
ago Bahia grass had been planted
over the entire area for cattle graz-
ing, he said.
There is small area of privately
owned land that separates the
Micco Landing public use area
from another strip of publicly
owned land along the river that
contains the Micco Bluff boat
ramp. Future plans call for the
acquisition of that piece of land.
The parking area is shaded by
oak trees and plans call for picnic
tables to be placed under the
trees. A U-shaped drive will
accommodate horse trailers.
FWC's Jason Williams said the
area will be open to all types of
hunting except for the area
around the parking lot, the cow-
pens and marked areas where
there is a dwelling near the
according to OUA.
The proposed budget contains
total expenses of $11,164,280.
In other action, the board is
authorize expenditures for a
new pump at the lift station serv-
icing Raulerson Hospital;
authorize rebuilding pumps
at the intake pumps station;
relocate electrical lines at the
surface water treatment plant;
purchase a pump for one of
the major lift stations;
purchase a lift for vehicle
.* approve expenditures for
improvements at several lift sta-
accept the finance report for
the period ending Aug. 3.
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The area is currently leased for
grazing. However, that will be
phased out and the cow pens and
* o cross fencing removed.
About 80 percent of the area is
part of the original Kissimmee
River flood plain and 20 percent is
upland. The flood .plain is open
grassy area while the upland con-
4,. tains oak trees festooned with
Spanish moss, cabbage palm and
palmettos. Many low hanging
branches in the upland caused
.- the swamp buggy passengers to
The historic Kissimmee River
once meandered 103 miles within
a one- to two-mile floodplain. In
response to periodic flooding, the
Kissimmee River was converted
in the 1960s into a 56-mile long,
300-foot wide and 30-foot deep
Canal-38 that regulated by water
control structures. However,
Schannelization drained the major-
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Bus safety and picture day is
tops on Seminole students list
Wednesday, Sept. 14, is pic-
ture day at Seminole so please
have students dress accordingly.
Thursday, Sept. 15,
students will take
part in a school i '
bus evacuation Q .y
have participated in
a bus safety program dur-
ing their library time over the
last couple of weeks and are
quite prepared for the drill.
Friday, Sept. 9, Seminole held
its Holiday Fundraiser Kick-off.
Students have catalogs and
information regarding the
fundraiser. The fundraiser will
end on Sept. 27.
Progress Reports should have
come home with students on
Friday. Please sign the report
and return it to school.
Third grade would like to
welcome everyone back to
school! We are off to a great
start! Parents, we would like to
thank you for signing your
child's agenda each night. Our
students of the week for Aug. 29,
were Jeremy Grossman from
Mrs. Padgett's class, Samantha
Rebollo from Ms. Masters' class,
Emma Hunter from Ms. Vibber's
class, Jeremy Vinson from Mrs.
McCranie's class, J.T. Smith
from Mrs. Coldiron's class and
Mauricio Ruiz from Mrs. Lowe's
class. Our students of the week
for Sept. 6, are Maria Ruiz from
Mrs. Padgett's class, Celia Pala-
cios from Ms. Masters' class,
Sean Harnedi from Ms. Vibber's
class, Laura Mataushek from
Mrs. McCranie's class, Lexi Park-
er from Mrs. Lowe's class and
Kayla Smith from Mrs. Cold-
Mrs. McCranie's students
have been seen outside using
their compass rose to make
their own maps using intermedi-
ate and cardinal directions. Mrs.
McCranie's class has been prac-
ticing their addition and subtrac-
tion facts everyday with one-
minute drills. They are anxiously
getting ready to learn multiplica-
tion facts which kick off on Sep-
Third graders have been very
busy studying antonyms, syn-
onyms, homonyms and multiple
meanings as part of their skills
from the Sunshine State Stan-
dards. Keep up the good work!
Mrs. Griffis' math class has
been working very diligently to
master multiplication facts. I am
very proud of everyone's hard
work. I believe it will be very
rewarding as we continue to
move through the rest of the
year in math. We have. just fin-
ished Chapter 3 and are begin-
ning Chapter 4. Chapter 4 will
give us our first glimpse of alge-
bra this year! Congratulations to
our students of the week -
Jamie Bruner and Marc Tijerina!
In reading, we are getting into
the groove with our SRA Correc-
tive Reading program. We have
been having fun transforming
words with prefixes and suffix-
.es. We are continuing our focus
on using simple strategies to
determine meaning. Please con-
tinue to read at least 20 minutes
every night and complete your
Mrs. White's math class start-
ed the year off working on place
value. We are now working on
comparing numbers and using
our greater and less than signs.
We are just about finished with
our multiplication math chal-
lenge and I am thrilled to say
that we are having lots of suc-
cess. In reading we are busy
working on prefixes and suffix-
es. To help each student practice
this skill we created our own
concentration game that stu-
dents could take home with
them. We are also working on
narrative elements as we read
our weekly stories. I would like
to congratulate our students of
the week for the month of
August. They were: Justin
McKenna, Brent Smith, *and
In Mr. Paige's class we are still
enjoying learning everyday as they
delve into Florida's Sunshine State
Standards. Parents, please
remember to check your child's
agenda everyday and encourage
students to read a few minutes
Miss Walker's reading class is
off to a super start. Students have
been working with words for the
past few weeks. Students have
been taking words apart to help
them find the meaning of the
word. Right now we are focusing
on the main idea and details in
stories. Students need to continue
reading in their free time to
improve the skills that we are
working on in class. This week we
are reading a story dealing with
Rosa .Parks. We have been dis-
cussing the importance of this
woman and what mark she has
made in our history books. The
class will soon begin reading nov-
els as well as their weekly stories.
Look for more information in the
In science students .are finish-
ing up working with matter and
atoms. Students have been crack-
ing the mysteries of the Periodic
Table in the past week. Students in
Miss Walker and Mrs: Bailey's
classes will begin to prepare mod-
els of atoms'fbortheir end'of the
unit project. These projects will be
on display for the school to see in
the near future. Up next, force and
motion, look for fun and exciting
experiments that demonstrate
how force and motion affect our
In math this week, students
have been working on place value
with decimals. All students will be
begin working with more prob-
lem solving skills as we begin to
fine tune our math skills for the
FCAT. A good way to help your
child at home is to continue to
practice with multiplication
Registration deadline is set for
September 16 for October ACT
High school students can
take the ACT college admissions
exam on October 22, 2005, the
next national test date. The
deadline for registration is Sep-
tember 16-students mlst regis-
ter online or have a postmark by
that date if the registration is
mailed. The late registration
deadline is September 30 (an
additional $18 fee is required for
late registration). Students can
get registration materials from
guidance counselors or register
online at www;actstudentorg.
ACT scores are accepted by
virtually, all colleges in the
nation, including all Ivy League
schools. The exam is adminis-
tered in all 50 states.
The ACT is an academic
achievement exam that includes '
tests in English, math, reading,
and science. There is an option-
al writing test for students apply-
ing to colleges that require a
writing test score. Most colleges
don't require a writing score, so
ACT encourages students to
check the requirements of
prospective colleges before reg-
istering for the test
The test fee is $29 without the
writing test and $43 if students
choose to take the writing test
online. Test prep is available on
ACT's website (www.actstuden-
torg), which also offers helpful
registration and test-taking tips.
Contact Ken Gullette, Director of
Media Relations for more infor-
mation at: phone'(319)337-1028
or by e-mail at
Charles Martin Borel
Charles Martin Borel, age 88,
died Saturday, September 10,
2005 at Raulerson Hospital. He
was born August 2, 1917 in
Woodstock, IA. Mr. Borel had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1986. He attended the
Peace Lutheran Church and was
a member of the Masonic Lodge
Eastern Star and The High
TIWelve. Mr. Borel retired after 42
years with Ohio Aviation.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Ruth Borel, and two
brothers, John Borel and
Survivors include daughters,
Ruth (Ted) Davis, Gladys Borel,
brother Donald (Darlene) Borel,
sisters Gladys Blakley, Marie Hil-
pitre,. Josephine Howell, and
Blanche' Tuttle. He also leaves
behind his grandson, Steven
(Felicia) Davis), and a grand-
daughter -Suzanne (John)
Zinger, and seven great grand-
Viewing will be held on Tues-
day, Sept. 13 from 5 until 7 p.m.
with a Masonic Service to be
held at 7p.m. at the Buxton
Funeral Home. The service will
be held at Peace Lutheran
Church on Wednesday, Sept. 14
at 3 p.m. Pastor Hirst will offici-
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
Special to the Okeechobee News/OFC
Freshman student council
Student Council Officers for the 2005-2006 School Year at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus are: Brittny Cutler, treasurer, Ashley Jarvis, president, Miranda DuBois, vice
president, and Megan Travers, secretary.
Special to the Okeechobee News/OFC
2009 Class officers
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus has elected class officers for the Class of 2009! (Left
to right) are: Katelyn Stuart, secretary; Joy Erasmus, vice-president; Lonnie Pryor, presi-
dent; Clotious Harris, treasurer.
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus is proud to announce the 2005-2006 Freshman
1,Cheerleaders; *They will be cheering our football team to victory: (Back Row): Cassie
Murray and Cherie Huddleston; (middib row): Joy Erasmus, Krischell Harris, Miranda
DuBois, and Jessica Joles;(front row): Ciara Delagall, Billie Jo Freeman, Jamie Tindall,
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Seminole Elementary
Seminole Elementary student, Jeremiah Vaughn, poses with
a creature he created on Friday. Jeremiah's creature is a
"one-eyed robot" named Mike.
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NO SUPPORT: We had a JV football game and I was very disap-
pointed that no one was there to support these boys. It was their
first game of the season due to the weather and not even the coach-
es showed up. The new coaches are so into the varsity things and
they have just thrown the JV to the wayside. They had lost the game
even before they started because of the lack of support. I hope this
will change when our next game comes around. (Editor's Note:
We contacted the Okeechobee High School varsity football coach-
ing staff about your concern and were told that this was actually the
second game of the season. The first one was at South Fork and
had to be stopped due to lightning. The varsity and junior varsity
coaches were in attendance at that game. The game you are refer-
ring to was in Clewiston, and was played on a weeknight. All junior
varsity coaches, student trainers, cheerleaders, cheerleading coach
and volunteer EMTs from Okeechobee were present. According to
Mike Radebaugh, OHS athletic administrator, the varsity coaching
staff does not always attend junior varsity and freshmen games.
But, all of the above-mentioned were there. No team is allowed to
leave the OHS grounds without adult supervision. The fact that it
was away at Clewiston during the week may have kept a lot of peo-
ple from attending, but the entire junior varsity coaching staff and
volunteers were there.)
NON-COMPLIANCE: I am concerned about the Brantley junk
yard. I was under the impression that he had until Aug. 26, to build
a fence and remove all that junk. I go by there several times a week
and he is not in compliance. As far as I can see he has made no
move to comply. In my opinion he has out-slickered the county and
city of Okeechobee. It will go back to the same old story of impos-
ing fines and he is going to go to jail and this and that and then he
will be in the rounds of appeals, which will take another three or
four years. (Editor's Note: Okeechobee City Administrator Brian
Whitehall said that Aug. 29 was the first day the city could take
action on the Brantley situation. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the city
instructed City Attorney John Cook to take action. According to pro-
cedure, the first thing the city must do to remedy the situation is file
an affidavit with the court. The affidavit spells out that Mr. Brantley
has not complied with the judgment to clean up the property. Mr.
Cook prepared the paperwork but waited for further action from
the Okeechobee City Council. At their Sept. 7 meeting the council
authorized Mr. Cook to file the affidavit with the court. Mr. Cook
said the court has two options: issue a writ of attachment, which
would place Mr. Brantley in custody until the property comes into.
compliance; or, issue a writ of sequestration that authorizes the
sheriff to take custody of the property due to Mr. Brantley's non-
GAS SHORTAGE: This is about the gas shortage. I remember
back in 1939 just before WWII began on Sept. I that the Germans
had produced a synthetic fuel to use in their military vehicles. If
they did it back then I am sure someone has the secret. It couldn't
have been that much of a secret. Why haven't we gone along that
line and produced this. It lasted them until they were bombed out.
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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. Pro-
ceeds from the sale will help finance the beginning of a new
youth facility. Order forms have been placed at different busi-
nesses 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.
School collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting
old/unused cell phones to be turned into a recycling company.
Proceeds will be used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell
phones may be dropped off at Central Elementary School, 610
S.W. Fifth Ave.
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Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace Chris-
tian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently home
schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For information,
call Lydia Hall at (863) 357-6729 or at 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
The 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.
A.A. meeting from noon until, 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
.Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
Lakeside Crulse'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten to the greatoldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. al Raulerson Hospital,
1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are sponsored
by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by their medical advi-
sor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
.issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday
at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The
other support group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean
Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will.meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center.
For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved
one while you are in group at Dunklin.Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407
N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863)
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 SE. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
Children's Service Council to meet
The Children's Service Council will have their first public
budget hearing for the year 2005/06 on Thursday, Sept. 15, at
5:01 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. Gene Woods of the Okee-
chobee County Board of County Commissioners is a member of
the Children's Services Council and will be participating in this
meeting. For information, contact Cathleen J. Blair at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 255.
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
volunteers interested in being deployed on national disasters as
a Red Cross-volunteer must complete disaster training. If you
are interested 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..
OFC selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus (OFC)'will be selling
Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $5 per dozen as a'fundraiser for the
school. All orders must by placed by 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.
Orders can be picked up at the school, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on
Sept. 23 from 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. To place an order, contact
Amy Shurley at (863) 462-5288.
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.
BLNB plans Katrina fundraiser
Big Lake National Bank and WOKC are joining together to
hold a Hurricane Katrina fundraising event at the bank's main
branch, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., on Sept. 17: Activities will include
pony rides, bounce house, bake sale, car wash and more. All
donations will be given to the Red Cross. For more information,
call Teresa Chandler at (863) 467-9219.
The Savannas are talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. 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 specialist at Savannas Preserve State Park, and Delores
Meyerholz, a member 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.
GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training Sat-
urday, Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and seamanship
program on Thursday, Sept. 29. Learn to get more out of your GPS
equipment and enhance your boating experience. The course is
also a must for anyone considering buying new GPS equipment for
their boat. The boating safety and seamanship program will teach
you to outfit your boat safely and be in compliance with the rules.
You will learn the boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering
and using your boat safely and efficiently. The last program was
packed with people from 12 to over 60 years in age. Seating is limit-
ed. Times for both programs will be announced soon, but seating is
limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for information or to pre-register.
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 Repre-
sentative 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.
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er. Kindergarten student Nolan Rathbun celebrated
Grandparents' Day Wednesday at Central Elementary
School by having lunch with his grandmother, Shirley
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Wednesday was Grandparents' Day at Central Elementary
School. Gary and Doris Hargraves had lunch with their
granddaughter Megan Hargraves and their great niece
Car wash to aid Katrina victims
The 4-H Beef 'n Bacon Raiser club will hold a fundraising car wash
on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Wal-Mart parking lot near the garden center.
It will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will go to benefit victims of Hurri-
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 rep-
resentatives 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 .bether.efrom..:30 p m until 9 p.m. Applications to
become a.h.omeo,wner 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 Ter-
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by
Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled for
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. PAst
proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and blankets for.
the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and
donations 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 br 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.;
Oktoberfest hosted by VFW Post #9528
VFW Post #9528 will host an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday,
Oct. 15,'starting at 1 p.m. for a $7 donation per person. German food
will include schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, rotkraut, kartoffelsalat
and more. Music will be provided by Alex and Johnny B. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-2882.
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 Department). There will be booths from
various organizations in our community. This fair is one of the
events held in October to highlight "domestic violence awareness
month". If you would like to participate, call Martha's House at
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Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.,
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from I 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
Livestock 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 4
p.m. There will. be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live
music, kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a
cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living'history re-enactments and
more! Park admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and
crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire
day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at
email@example.com for information or to request a vendor
packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis of the
Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.
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, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For
information, 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: C(1 i i: p....l ,-i,-_ 'l, -
bus and the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades n', i. til,-.-.1, 1'?
American Essay Contest. Certificates and Excellence in Hi-:., I r: li.,
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 Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations 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.
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Remedy for depression: try helping someone Health Briefs
When Hurricane Katrina hit
the Gulf Coast two weeks ago,
each day the nightly news
became more and more depress-
ing. The situation seemed to just
get worse and worse with each
Even though Florida was
spared the "wrath of Hurricane
Katrina," the whole country is
affected by the storm damage.
The loss of human life and
destruction of property and infra-
structure seems so overwhelming
that it's hard to even turn on the
news without being depressed.
There's a tried and true reme-
dy for depression help some-
The hurricane damage seems
so inconceivably vast and so
many people are homeless that
it's hard to imagine how one
town or one community can
make a difference. So many com-
munity organizations have started
relief efforts that it may be a little
confusing about where to donate.
How to decide? Follow your.
heart. If you feel a connection to a
national relief agency such as
with Katrina Elsken
the American Red Cross, the Sal-
vation Army, Catholic Relief Ser-
vices monetary donations are
needed. Pick an organization you
are familiar with to avoid any
If you want to do something
more "hands on", join one of the
church or community relief
drives. Some churches are
"adopting" families displaced by.
the hurricane. Others are collect-
ing hurricane relief supplies to
ship to churches in the area'of
If you haven't cleaned out the
closets in a while, considering
donating clothing in good con-
dition, with no tears or stains and
no missing buttons. Check to
make sure a particular relief drive
is collecting clothing before drop-
ping it off.
Some communities are
"adopting" communities in the
storm-damaged states, sending
truckloads of supplies directly to
those in need.
The Okeechobee community
is 'adopting" Franklinton, La.
Franklinton is a rural agricultural
community. Like Okeechobee
County, much of that area's
income depends on dairy farm-
Monetary donations may be
made to the Franklinton Relief
fund at the First Bank of
Indiantown, 205 N.E. Park St. Sup-
plies such as canned food, dispos-
able diapers, toiletries and insect
repellant may be dropped off at
the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, the VFW Post,
#10539 on U.S. 441 S.E., the
Okeechobee Livestock Market,
the Okeechobee News, Badcock
Furniture, Murray Insurance,
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, Water's Edge Dermatology,
Raulerson Hospital, Dollar Tree,
Stafford's Hair Styling, Village
Square Restaurant, Dr.
Moesching's dental office, A
Country Store, Cracker Trail
Country Store, Quick-Pack, Dr.
David Wemmer's dental office
and the Church of God.
South of the lake, Hendry
County is "adopting" Wiggins,
Miss., also a small farming com-
If youare a healthy adult,
consider donating blood. Due to
the many people injured during
the hurricane, blood supplies in
some areas were depleted. Con-
tact your local blood bank about
donation hours and blood
1Donating blood is safe and
simple. The entire process,
including a mini check-up, takes
about 30 minutes.
It is important to keep the
blood banks stocked because it
takes time to process a unit of
blood. After the blood is donat-
ed, it must be tested and
processed so it is ready for trans-
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
volunteers interested in being
deployed on national disasters
as a Red Cross volunteer must
complete disaster training. If you
are interested in becoming a vol-
unteer or registering for this
class, call (863) 763-2488.
Red Cross needs
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and -teach oth-
ers the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American
Red Cross reach people in your
community with lifesaving train-
ing, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Contact the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red Cross at
(863) 763-2488 to find out more.
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to
offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We
offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes and abstinence
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 Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy
test please call (863) 763-8859.
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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 13,2005 SPORTS
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Kermit Russell held. up two of the bass that enabled him
,and his partner, Mike Holland to take first place in the
Okee-Tantie Team Trail tournament Sunday. Russell and
Holland brought 25.90 Ibs. to the scale to capture the
$1,500 first place prize.
Joe Horyza and Skip Purple received $138 for the second big Gregg Norling and his partner, Gerry Califano, took home a
fish of the day at the Okee-Tantie Team Trail tourney. Their check for $322 for big fish honors with a 6.89 lb. bass at the
fish weighed 6.56 Ibs. Okee-Tantie Team Trail bass tournament Sunday.
Kermit Russell and Mike Holland win bass tourney
By Loma Jablonski
Sunday proved to be a good day
on the lake for Kermit Russell and
his partner, Mike Holland. They
brought 25.90 lbs. of Okeechobee
bass to the weigh-in scale of the
Okee-Tantie Team Trail tournament
to take first place honors and a
$1,500 check. They credited their
use of Carolina rigs for their suc- checked in, the results became
Forty-six boats left Okee-Tantie
Marina early Sunday morning to
take part in this tough tournament
trail. Anglers began returning to the
marina at 3 p.m. and it was appar-
ent early on that many had found
where the elusive bass were hiding.
When the last of the boats were
Russell and Holland-took first
place with 25.90 lbs., but were fol-
lowed closely by second place fin-
ishers Jeff Krull and Greg Alford
with 25.37 lbs. Krull and Alford
received $700 for the second place
The team of Jim Medlin and
Mike Cass took third place with
21.97 lbs. of fish. They received
$525 for their efforts.
Fourth place went to Justin
Schwier and Juan Ruiz for their
19.23 bag of bass. They earned
$-100 for their day on the lake.
Joe Huryza and Skip Purple fin-
ished in fifth place with 18.90 lbs.
They received $300 for the day and
another $138 for having the second
big fish of the day. It weighed-in at
Larry and Cody Wright who.
were last year's Anglers of the Year
for the Trail, came in sixth with
18.26 lbs. They received a check for
Seventh place went to Brent
.Propst and Byron Childers for their
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seeks new members
The Okeechobee High
School Touchdown Club is
seeking new members. The
purpose of this club is to pro-
mote pride, respect, spirit, and
unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coach-
es, families and the business
I Anyone interested in the
football program at Q.H.S. is
invited to join. Bronze member-
ship is $300; silver membership
is $600; gold membership is
$900; and, platinum member-
ship is $1,200.
A portion of each member-
ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brah-
man head football coach Chris
Branham at (863)462-5050.
The remaining tournament'
date for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail bass tournaments is Oct. 9.
.The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations can
be" made t 'the Wanta-Linga
Motel or at the dock on the day of
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on -sale for O.H.S.
The.cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman
games with the exception of
state-sporsored activities such
as bowl games, jamborees or
Reserved' seats entitle the
holder to admission to all home
Brahman football games. The
cost of the reserved seats is $40
17.13 lb. catch. They received two
.Plueger rods and reels.
The big fish of the day honor
went to Gregg Norling and Gerry
Califano for their 6.89 lb. bass. They
The next Okee-Tantie Team Trail
tournament will take place at Okee-
Tantie Marina on Oct. 9. Weigh-ins
are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Sept. 6: First-Mike Hedges. Sec-
ond-Mike Backich. Last-Jean
Knapp. Closest to Pin-(2) Randy
Ketcherside, (8) Randy Ketcher-
side, (11) Mike Backich and (17)
Sept.-7: First-Jack Forde. Sec-
ond-John Weber. Last-Don Gray.
Closest to Pin-(2) Jack Forde, (8)
Jack Forde, (11) no one and (1.7)
Sept. 9: First-Bruce Syjud. Sec-
ond-Joe Albrechta. Last-John
Weber. Closest to Pin- (2), (8)
Mike Backich, (11) Buss Adams,
Sr., and (17) Bob Knapp.
NOTICE OF A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
OAKS AT SHANNON'S CROSSING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
OAKS AT SHANNON'S CROSSING
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has received application for financial assis-
tance from Oaks at Shannon's Crossing Limited Partnership through Rural
Housing Service which administers the multifamily housing loan and grant pro-
grams locally. The specific elements of this action are the development of Oaks at
Shannon's Crossing situated on a 7.155+/- acre parcel and consisting of 100 rental
apartments, leasing office, clubhouse and site improvements. This site is situated
in unincorporated Okeechobee County, FL and is identified as Parcel #1-34-37-35-
As required by the National Environmental Policy Act, RHS has assessed the
potential environmental effects of the proposed project and determined the pro-
posal will not have significant effect on the human environment and for which an
Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared. In order to avoid or min-
imize any adverse environmental impacts, RHS will require the applicant to
incorporate the following mitigation measures into the project design:
the project shall be constructed in adherence to all Federal, State of Florida and
Okeechobee County, FL environmental requirements and reviews, particularly
those protections pertaining to construction in areas of 100-year floodplains; and
necessary measures shall be taken to minimize dust, odors, erosion and disrup-
tion of traffic during construction.
Oaks at Shannon's Crossing Limited Partnership has agreed to adhere to all mit-
Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be reviewed or obtained at 750 S.
Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 or by calling (561) 683-2285 x. 5. For fur-
ther information, contact Mr. Greg Caruthers at (561) 683-2285 x. 5. Persons inter-
.ested in commenting on the proposed project should submit written comments to
the above address within 15 days of publication. The general location of the pro-
posed project is shown below:
STATE ROAD 1I
SE 81' Terrace
SE 7" Terrace
The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 13,2005
8 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 13, 2005
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
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
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-
You can be a
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become
a volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-chang-
ing program that provides four-
year college scholarships to
deserving sixth and ninth graders
in local communities. The men-
tor meets with the student one
hour per week at his/her school.
Volunteer opportunities are avail-
able in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
munity College Foundation at
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the
Okeechobee County Health
Department. All pregnant women
are encouraged to attend the
classes. For information or to reg-
ister for thsi informative class, call
the Healthy Start office at (863)
462-5877. Every baby deserves a
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed
Wimes at (863) 357-0047.
If debt threatens you, talk
with your creditors about devel-
oping a revised payment sched-
ule or call Consumer Credit
Counseling Service for a free and
confidential appointment. For
information, call (561) 434-2544 -
or (800) 330-2227.
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library, on the corner of
northwest Second Street and
Second Avenue. Entertain or
educate yourself, using 486
audiocassettes, including audio
books, plus Christian romances
and 575 videos. Prepare a paper
on comparative religion, a book
report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and
public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library
is staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 763-
You can be a
Would you like to provide
assistance to sexual assault vic-
tims? Volunteer Victim Advocate
positions are available. Volun-
teers are on-call for emergency
response from their home dur-
ing the times of their choice.
Complete training will, be pro-
vided in Okeechobee, as well as
having access to a supervisor 24
hours a day. For information,
call volunteer coordinator Dori
Fowler at (800) 569-7273.
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
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 Tdr & 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 201bs
Last seen N W 3rd St. Child
pets. $100 Reward
LOST: Beagle tri-colored
male, on 441, 9/8.
LOST COCKATIEL- Yellow with
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
REWARD! Missing Tan &
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cropped .ears, Fri., 8/26, on
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answers to Tank, Beloved
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
* $25 For Trimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
7 Days A Week.
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Gassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Med cal Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR HANDLER, Traie, 2 5 (ria.
220 Yoll with rejl 1.150-
TEMPSTAR 51tn. ehet pump
12 seet orana neria ver
Deen used '11000
WINDOW UNIT ,000 BILI
works good ,30
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
CHEST FREEZER, small, $60.
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $250. neg.
DEEP FREEZE 5 cu ft. Only
used about 6 months. Pd.
$159 selling for $75
DRYER, white, like new, great
condition, works good, $65.
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Double
wide, Water, Ice, Light. 2 yrs
old, Excellent condition.
$400. (863)357-0709 .
WASHER/DRYER- ard Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will sell sep.(863)467-1547
Super Capacity Plus, white,
2 yrs. old, $375.
good condition, $150.
BOOKS- (150 Crystal Creek
Series included, asking $75
for all. (863)946-1494.
ALUMINUM PAN ROOFING
Used, (12) 2Oft panels. $60
for all or will sep.
BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$120. takes all or will separ-
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358 -
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
COMPUTER, complete, every-
thing you need to get started,
whole unit, works great,
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
PRINTER Cannon, brand
new still in'box, $40
BED FRAME Wooden, twin
good condition $20
BED IN BAG Twin size, Ha-
waiian Theme, 5pcs $15
BOOK SHELF 6ft tall, oak
BUNK BEDS, Wooden, Built in
shelves, 5 drawers & desk.
$350 863-467-9027 or
863-634-2937 after 5pm.
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
Brown, Good condition. $25.
Solid oak, w/hideaway
KING SIZE BED- Head board,
Couch & Love seat, Animal
print, Great cond. $400. Will
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
King size w/frame. $50.
MATTRESS, BOXSPRING &
FRAME, King Size, $300.
SOFA, LS,CHAIR- Clean, ask-
ing $350. (863)763-5741
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.
AR 15 Stainless Steel Match
DEER RIFLE Husqvarna,
6.5x55MM, 4X Bushnell
Scope, synth. stk, ammo $275
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
POWER CHAIR- Golden Alante
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1200 neg 863-634-9620
HEATING OIL & TANK- 275
gal. $500. (863)763-4600
LOCKET, gold, heart shaped,
holds 2 pictures, engraved
from the 40's, $20.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER- used
only 1 month, battery charg-
er, basket, 4 wheel base,-
LIFT CHAIR& electric, excellent
PORTABLE COMMODE- ad-
justable height, sits over toi-
let or with pail, $55
GARDEN TUB- Large, Perfect
for a corner spot. Fiberglass,
excellent condition. Call
(863)697-6507 Leave msg ,
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
AFFEN PINCHER, female,
great for senior home, $200.
AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
AQUARIUM- 55 Gal & acces-
sories $50. (863)763-0280
BIRD CAGE, large, with
wheels, gray, good cond.,
$100 or best offer.
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
BOA SNAKE- Red Tail & rats,
$150. Please call
863-357-3994 after 5pm
Ask for Susan
CHIHUAHUA'S (2) beautiful
males, 10 wks, first shots &
health cert. $300 ea.
DACHSHUND PUP- mini, (F),
tan, 8 weeks, 1st shots,
WANTED AKC STUD- Brittany,
FINCH BREEDING CAGE -
large, 4/2x3x2, pd $80 will
sell for $55 or best offer
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100
PIT BULL PUPS- 5 mos. old,
2M-1F, UTD on all shots,
POINTER PUPPIES AKC -
Champion bloodline's. Pet,
show, hunting, companion.
Will go quick! (863)467-6388
RABBITS (2) house trained,
ABOVE GROUND POOL 24ft
diameter, all accessories,
must take down & haul.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
POOL 32 x 161/2 in good
condition w/ all accessories.
Practically new. $100
PAINTBALL GUNS- (2) Titp-
man, 3 air tanks, 2 helmets,
all for $400 (863)467-0668.
CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer,
DEH-P47DH; fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $290, sell $200
ER- Sony, With 100 country
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
TV, 32" Toshiba, 1 yr. old,
GAS POWERED GOLF CART-
CALL (863)763-4545 OR
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
MARE 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713
MINIATURE HORSE & CART
w/leather harness. $1200.
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
RIDING LAWN MOWER '98
Snapper, Runs good, like new
condition $600 or best offer
RIDING LAWN MOWER- John
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.
ROYAL & QUEEN PALM
TREES- Gorgeous!! up to
18ft high, $400 for all will
sell separate (863)675-0104
BULL & HEIFER CALF-
healthy and de wormed
I 11 RENT
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
CBS Home, 3/2, 1 yr. old,
pool/tennis court access,
furn./unfurn., Must See!
$1400 mo. (863)634-0779
HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR 1.ba,
by Kissimmee River, $500 mo.
1st mo & sec. dep. to move
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $700.
RENT TO OWN- Lg 3/2 Dou-
blewide, Appis, Pond, Fruit
Trees, on 2 fenced acres,
Business Places -
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
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Houes Sle 02
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 5:6 ac,
3br, 2ba. Lg sc. rm, cleared &
fenced, beautiful trees &
Idscpg. Horses OK, Ig barn &
arena. Subdiv. into 4 sep. lots.
Mobile Home- Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba,
$750, 1st, last & sec, Small
pets okay. Adults only.
(863)467-6309 eve & wkends:
LeBelle- '80, Vougue, 14'x60'
has roof over, Zone II' Free de-
livery Set up & permits extra
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
1850 NE 103rd Ave.
OKEECHOBEE- 2000 Terry,
sleeps 6, new Florida Room
on concrete slab, newly fur-
nished, parked in Brothers
RV Park. For more info call
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
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BOAT, 16 Ft. 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 Mari-
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski full cover. $2500
GLASSSTREAM PRO BASS-
'92, 50 hp, Trailer, Trolling
motor w/pedal.control Depth
GRUMMAN ALUMINUM- 14',
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.
MERCURY '01,. 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evih-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
PRO CRAFT 170 COMBO '98
Excellent condition $7900 or
best offer (561)670-4742
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser,
305 Merc, I/O, Fly bridge, Bi-
mini, with trailer $1000 or
best offer (772)465-3925
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr,
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
TRAVEL TRAILER, 16 Ft. Ex-
cellent condition. $1500
WINNEBAGO MOTOR HOME,
'93, 34k mi., like new,
SUPER POCKET YAMAHA B6
replica, practically brand new,
with all stickers $700 or best
200cc, good beginner bike,
HONDA 250 FOURTRAX '87, 4
Wheeler, Runs excellent.
New tires & brakes. $1500.
MANCO 90 cc '03 runs great
like new, lyr warranty remain-
ing. $1000 (863)357-7566
YAMAHA 250, '03, 4 wheeler,
less than 10 hrs., $2200.
Travel Triles 337
TERRY- '91, 25', Rear double
bed, A/C, Awning, Exc.
cond. $5250 nheg 863-801-
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 40-15
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK REGAL, '86, cold air,
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1989,
4 Door, 71K mls., Good on
as. Clean inside/out. Asking
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $950
Police Pedal Car
Calling all cars, calling all
cars-be on the lookout for
this do-it-yourself pedal-
powered police cruiser.
Designed for kids aged four
to seven, the project features
a working steering mecha-
nism, smooth pedal power
and a realistic black-and-
white paint job, complete
with light bar. It measures 42
in. long by 24 in. wide.
Police Pedal Car plan
(No. 895)... $9.95
Pedal Cars Package
3 plans incl. 895
(No. C143)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
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Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include.
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants Com-
petitive Negotiatons Act, FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the de-
sign and supervision of the following project:
CONSTRUCTION OF A
MAINTENANCE COMPLEX AT THE
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FORT PIERCE-MAIN CAMPUS
Firms desinng to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
one (1) original and four (4) copies clearly indicating the project for which you
are submdng. Please submit the following information in the order listed:
1. Letter of Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form (Can be obtained by calling the IRCC Facilities
Planning Office at 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have had ex-
perience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6. If your firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida Cor-
Submittal documents will be accepted in the Indian River Community Colleae Fa-
cilities Plannino Office Buildinao "S Room #233 3209 Virginia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12"00 Noon on Tuesday Seotember 20
2005 Submittals received after that time/date will not be considered
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design of a 30,000 square foot
Maintenance Complex to include metal warehouse facilities, office space, storage,
and a receiving facility. Site infrastructure has already been designed.
The subject facility will be constructed at the IRCC Fort Pierce Main Campus, 3209
Virginia Avenue; Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596. Please direct inquiries to the IRCC
Facilities Planning Office by calling 772-462-7360. Thank you for your interest in
82380 ON 9/6,13/05
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN
RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUES-
DAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005 AT 3:30 RM. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L
BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, SEPTEM-
BER 20, 2005 AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF
THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209
VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS
WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS
CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY
PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF
THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECI-
SIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOP
SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
81338 ON 9/13/05
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles, $2400 neg.
CHEVY MALIBU 1997, Good
condition. Runs great! New
tires. $2,500 (863)467-4763
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Exc. cond., black rag top, new
tires, cold a/c, $1300.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Good cond., black rag top,
new tires, cold a/c, $1300.
MERCURY COUGAR 1995,
V8, Runs good. $800 or best
MERCURY COUGAR, '99, sil-
ver, 189,000 miles, $4000
or best offer. (863)634-0779
OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME-
'91, All power, low miles, 4
door, Runs great. $1500.
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- Sport
Edition, new battery, Full
power Good clean car $1600
or best offer 863-675-2598
PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97,
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,
SATURN SUPER COUPE, '01,
35 mi + per gal., 3 dr., load-
ed, exc. cond., $6000 neg.
SUBRU, OutBack 2004 All
wheel drive, Good Cond.
TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs
some work, $1000. or best
TOYOTA COROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C.
Runs excellent. $1800 or
best offer. (772)461-4044
TOYOTA SOLARA- '01, 1
owner, White w/tan int.
Loaded, Low mi, $10,000,
or best offer (561)202-8461
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work, will run, $350
or best offer (863)675-6214
VW RAIL BUGGY Street-le-
gal, $1500. Call
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.
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,
CAR HAULER 18', Dual axle.
New 20001b elec. winch: tie
downs & hitch. $850. or
best offer (863)763-3551
CLEAR HEADLIGHTS w/cor-
ners for '98 Expedition,
$125. Call 239-634-9339.
CONVERTIBLE BOWS- Fits
Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
RIMS, 17" Manta Ray, Uni-
versal four lug. Brand new!
Very Nice! $600. or best offer.
Call Ramses (863)673-0645
TIRES & RIMS (4) 31575R16
tires, 8 lug, fits '00 Dodge 4x4
w/ Ram center cap & Beauty
Ring $350 (863)357-7566
TIRES (4)- new, M+S
Contrac $240 (863)763-6131
after 6p M-F, anytime weekend
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Goodyear
Eagle tires, $800 neg.
DODGE 050 1988, Good con-
dition. New motor. New tires &
rims. Good paint. New brakes.
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd,
easy on gas, $1250.
FORD F100- '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!
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
FORD F250, '83- 351 Wind-
sor, 8" lift, body in good
shape, $2000 or bet offer.
Ford Pickup, '77, body good
cond., stick shift in steering in
column, come drive it away,
FORD RANGER XLT, '87, with
extra cab, runs good, 5 spd.,
GMC 1500 PICKUP TRUCK,
'85, runs good, body & in-
terior in good shape, $2500
NISSAN '90, 4 cyl, Runs
good, $1000. or best offer
TOYOTA PICK UP 1988, 4
cyl., 4 spd., A/C. Gas saver!
Runs excellent. $2000 or best
Toyota Pickup, '85, ext. cab, 4
whi dr., lifted on 35x12.5,
system, custom paint,
$1800 neg. (863)801-9441
JEEP CHEROKEE '95 Good
condition, runs great. door,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
UTILITY TRAILER- 8x10,
open, like new, used once,
$850. (863)467-1547 or
DODGE CARAVAN '93 Motor
runs good but needs transmis-
sion. A/C. Body in great shape.
DODGE CARAVAN, '94- new
tires, runs good, needs trans
Dodge Conv. Van, '00, loaded
w/ captain's chairs, TV, VCR,
stereo & fold out couch.
FORD VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts. $3400 &
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
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