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Vol. 96 No. 273 Friday, September 30, 2005 504 Plus tax
Brantley has 6 weeks to comply
By Audrey Blackwell
After hearing both sides of
the story on a motion by City
Attorney John Cook against Mar-
vin Brantley on Sept. 29, Circuit
Judge William Roby gave Mr.
Brantley another six weeks to
bring his junkyard into compli-
ance with city code.
The judge ruled that Mr.
Brantley is in violation of the
code and gave him until Nov. 16
to have four fire access lanes in
up in the 50-
area at the
"Let's get it
done," Judge Marvin
Roby said. Brantley
that he wants everyone back in
court at 9 a.m. on Nov. 16,
unless Mr. Cook says Mr. Brant-
"Let's get it done."
Judge William Roby
ley is in compliance. Mr. Brant-
ley must be in compliance by
that time or he will go to jail for
30 days, "until Dec. 16," the
If Mr. Brantley is not in com-
pliance and does go to jail, he
will be' responsible for all costs,
fines and enforcement sanctions
allowed by law, the judge said.
"It will be done," Mr. Brantley
He said he was about 80 per-
cent done now.
Mr. Brantley had until Aug. 26
to bring his junkyard into com-
pliance with the city code. Com-
pliance meant he would clear
away all scrap items within a 50-
foot setback from the sidewalk,
install an 8-foot fence covered
with an opaque material, and
ensure there were four fire lanes
on the property for emergency
access by the deadline. He
agreed to the compliance date in
a judgment that settled a lawsuit
brought by the city.
At their meeting Sept. 20, the
Okeechobee City Council acted
on a recommendation from the
Code Enforcement Board to
enforce noncompliance of the
ordinance for Mr. Brantley. The
council agreed to give Mr. Brant-
ley another 30 days to come into
See Brantley Page 2
CES kids are
The Kindergarten students
at Central Elementary School
(CES) had a blast participating
in their first "Freaky Friday".
We all wore our pajamas to
school and rotated from room
to room doing all sorts of fun
"P" activities. We cooked pan-
cakes, acted out "The Three
Little Pigs", made penguin
puppets, and created patterns
to eat. We are now looking
forward to our apple and fall
units. We are going to cook
and eat yummy applesauce
this Friday! Don't you wish
you were still in Kindergarten.
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Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 7
Weather ............ 2
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Book signing: History book gets reprinted
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Betty Williamson signs books for purchasers of the second printing of "Strolling Down
Country Roads: Okeechobee County," The book signing was held Wednesday, Sept. 28
at Riverside Bank, co-sponsors of the reprinting. The book was written by Mrs.
Williamson and the late Twila Valentine.
Book about Okeechobee on sale
By Audrey Blackwell
A second printing of the book
"Strolling Down Country Roads:
Okeechobee County," is now on
sale through the Okeechobee
Historical Society and the Cham-
ber of Commerce.
The reprint was cosponsored
by the Historical Society and
Betty Williamson, Historical
Society president, co-produced
the book with former Okee-
chobee News reporter, the late
Twila Valentine. A book signing
by Mrs. Williamson was held
Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Riverside
Bank. Originally, Mrs. Valentine
wrote the copy and Mrs.
Williamson secured the photo-
graphs and provided the cap-
Mrs. Williamson said, "With
the reprinting of 'Strolling Down
Country Roads,' it is appropriate
to remember with appreciation
those who were crucial to its first
printing back in 1993." She gave
tribute to Twila Valentine for her
writing talent. "She truly loved
Okeechobee and understood our
country ways," Mrs. Williamson
said, adding, "Without her, there
would not have been this publi-
Appreciation was also given
to Tom Hebel, president of the
former Barnett Bank, for the orig-
inal idea for the book and the
bank's sponsorship of the first
The only changes to the book
occur in the prologue and bank
logo. In the prologue, Mrs.
Williamson paid tribute to Mrs.
Valentine. The Barnett Bank logo
was replaced with the Riverside
Mrs. Williamson said that
every time she opens the book,
she has a "feeling of contentment
while turning the pages. I
remember the many people that
were so generous with their pho-
tographs and information. With-
out their sharing, the book would
have been incomplete," she said.
In giving credit to Riverside
Bank, Mrs. Williamson said the
Historical Society "appreciates
the kindness and good will of
Riverside Bank... for making it
possible. They, too, agree that our
history needs to be chronicled
and preserved for all who are
interested," she said.,
John Williams, regional presi-
dent of Riverside Bank, said he
was pleased that the bank could
cosponsor the reprinting of the
book. "Personally, I am a third
generation Okeechobee resident.
It was an easy call for me to sup-
port this effort," he said. He
added that the bank is part of the
community, and, with the com-
munity's growth, the book gives
the locals "an opportunity.. to
reflect on the past and, for new-
comers, a way to connect to the
Mr. Williams concluded that
he has seen a lot of change in
Okeechobee. "But what we have
seen in the last 10 years is nothing
compared to what we will see in
the future," he said.
The price of the book
increased by $5.05 since its first
printing for a total purchase price
of $35. Interested people can pur-
chase the book during working
hours of the Chamber and the
Society, or they may have a book
mailed by making a check to
Okeechobee Historical Society, P.
0. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fla.
34973 in the amount of $40,
which includes shipping. The
book price will increase to $40
after December 31.
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Ladies from the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee's
Quilt Ministry including Mrs. Beverly Shurley (left),
worked together to create hand-made quilts to donate to
the Healthy Start Coalition's 'crisis bag' for moms pro-
gram. Healthy Start Director, Kay Begin (right)
announced the use of the bags for a 'baby shower' for
local moms planned for Dec. 5.
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will hold their Florida Miniature
Horse Show Oct. 22 and 23 at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. both
days, shows will start at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for
seniors and $1.50 for students.
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will meet Nov. 2
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
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man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, has
announced that the next meeting
of that group will be Wednesday,
Nov. 2, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners cham-
bers, 304 N.W. Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.
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In the meanwhile, the city
would procure equipment and
manpower to do the work to
bring the property into compli-
ance by the 31st day and then
charge Mr. Brantley.
Defending himself, Mr. Brant-
ley told the judge he needed
more time to complete the job.
He cited problems getting man-
power to help him and people
going on vacationand so forth as
to why it is taking so long to com-
S plete the work.
Furthermore, Mr. Brantley told
the judge he already has two fire
lanes in place. However, those
* two lanes are not the required 30
feet wide and need improved. He
later said he did not understand
fully what the city's fire depart-
ment wanted -- where the lanes
were to start and stop. He said he
and Fire Chief Herb Smith will
"I invited him to drive through
and make suggestions on the fire
lanes," Mr. Brantley said.
During testimony, Mr. Smith
said that four lanes are required
on the property to go all the way
to the rear of the property.
"He has two, one on each
side; there are two.he needs to
put in," Mr. Smith said.
.. Judge Roby, asked Mr. Smith
to sketch where the lanes should
be and provided him paper on
which to draw. Mr. Brantley's son
Steve also provided a sketch of
the lanes. Mr. Smith said he
would work with Mr. Brantley on
adding the two additional fire
lanes and widening the two cur-
"I can work with him," Mr.
Smith said, adding that the fire
lanes don't have to be in a
Four emergency access lanes
are required because Mr.. Brant-
ley's property is about 500 feet
wide and the code requires one
fire lane for every 100 feet of
City Administrator Brian
Whitehall said that the city will
follow the judge's rule
Mr. Cook said the city will let
Mr. Brantley' come' into compli-
ance as ordered by the judge.
"We would only have gone in.
if no end was in sight," he said,
adding that the city should not
expend the money to clean it up
if it isn't.necessary.
"We will follow the judge's
ruling," he added.
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 30, 2005
Central Elementary kids are reading and writing
The Kindergarten students at
Central Elementary School
(CES) had a blast participating in
their first "Freaky Friday". We all
wore our paja-
mas to school
from room l
sorts of fun
We cooked pancakes, acted out
"The Three Little Pigs", made
penguin puppets, and created
patterns to eat. We are now
looking forward to our apple
and fall units. We are going to
cook and eat yummy applesauce
this Friday! Don't you wish you
were still in Kindergarten.
Third graders in. Ms. Enfin-
ger's class are finished with the
first theme in writing. These stu-
dents have worked very hard
and done well on assessments.
They are working on reading
with more speed. Moms and
dads, sisters and brothers, we
could use your help. Please take
a few minutes each night to read
with these third graders. Third
graders, are also working on
main idea, supporting details
and sequencing. In math, stu-
dents are adding and subtracting
three and four digit numbers.
Congratulations to Airianna
Nunez and Austin Mericle, our
Students of the Week. Don't for-
get to read!
Mrs. Greseth's Reading class
has been working very hard.
They have started a new pro-.
gram call 100 Book Challenge,
and they are really enjoying it.
These books will start coming
home next week to read with a
parent. They have also started
timing themselves reading word
lists and stories. This is to help
them improve reading fluency
and comprehension. Parents,
thank you for helping your child
at home. In Mrs. Greseth's Math
class, we are finishing up Chap-
ter 4, addition with regrouping.
We will start the next chapter,
subtraction with regrouping, on
Friday. The students are also
excited about some new Math
centers we have set up in the
room. Those include computer,
Math Versatiles, Math card
games, and many more. Con-
gratulations to our Students of
the Week, Lane Rhuda, Stevie
Miller, and Ricky Harris.
Ms. DelPrete and Mrs. Lopez's
3rd grade B.A.S.E. classes are
busy this week reading the story
"Turtle Bay". We are learning
time-order words and sequence
in a story. In Math, we're work-
ing on our multiplications facts
(2's and 5's Don't forget to
study them), and regrouping
with addition. We are very proud
of the children for their excellent
reading. In Accelerated Reading,
we have earned over 279 points
with 85 percent accuracy. Way to
go, Panthers! Keep READING!!
Congratulations to our recent
Students of the Week: Kirby
Dobbs, April Floyd, Kimberly
Hernandez and Taylor Trent!
Mr. Bayer says what a won-
derful week for reading! We
have discussed suffixes, main
ideas, the Olympics and now sea
turtles. We are hard at work
learning about the differences in
saltwater and freshwater bodies
of water. In math it's on to Chap-
ter 4 to learn about estimating
sums and the 4 and 6 times
table. Don't forget to check
Ms. Mateo's class is doing
great..We are writing about the
fall season and reading a story
about a boy who helps a wise
old man clean up the beach for
the giant sea turtles that swim
ashore to rest. In math, we fin-
ished taking our Chapter 3 test
and our 4's and 5's quiz. Our Stu-
dent of the Week is Mackenzie
York who is doing wonderful in
math. She likes to jump on a
trampoline and she plays rac-
Mrs. Steiert is so proud of her'
homeroom! They met their first
Accelerated Reader goal of 250
points and earned popcorn and
a movie in class! Actually, they
are already past 350 points at this
time! Way to go, class! They also
earned a trip to Dairy Queen for
their wonderful behavior so far
this school year. Mrs. Steiert is
extremely proud of them all!
Mrs. Steiert's Math classes have
zipped through place value and
decimals! She has never had
such an advanced group of Math
students, and she's had some
pretty bright groups. In Math
Superstars, the following stu-
dents have made it to the 25
point club: Jadie Underhill,
Raylee Holmes, Ben Vuleta, Nick
Barletto, Ty'ronte Files ; 35 point
club: Katie VanBeek, Rocky Hud-
dleston, Destiney Mullin, Bran-
don Mullin, Brett Peterson, Adel
Elhindi, Frank Adamo, Dianisha
Nazario, Devin Hoyle, Francisco
Sanchez ; 50 point club: Cain
Elliot, Ami Nunez, Kylie Shirley,
Chelsey Perry, Brooke Snyder,
Marilu, Rodriguez, Hunter
Pritchard, Diego Rodriguez, Cait-
lyn Stripling; 75 point club:
Darby Jones, Vanessa Watt. Ter-
rific job, you Math Superstars!
Mrs. Steiert's Students of the
Week have been Vanessa Watt,
Chelsey Perry and Hunter
Pritchard. These three are all
The students in Mrs. Carpen-
ter's class have been working
hard. We just finished our Holis-
tic test for Theme 1 and will be
reading the story "Iditarod
Dream" in our basal readers. We
are off to a great start with AR.
The top dog in reading is Adel
Elhindi from Mrs. Steiert's home-
room. He is already over 105
points.' What an accomplish-
ment. The top AR point earner in
Mrs. Carpenter's homeroom is
Diego Rodriguez with 22 points.
The top dogs for the month of-
August were Brooke Snyder,
Chelsey Perry, Hunter Pritchard,
Aiden Silvers, Kylie Shirley,
Vanessa Watt, Lilianna Flores,
Shannon Henderson, Lacey
Maillaird, Diego Rodriguez,
Shamarah Shanks, and Katie Van
Beek. They earn "bones" for the
grades on their papers and good
behavior. Let's send a big "bark"
out to those students for their
hard work. These students
earned a pizza party.
Ms. Stough's class is studying
natural resources in Science.
They are doing reports for Writ-
ing Display Day about some of
our nonrenewable resources.
They also did reports on some
violent changes that happen to
the Earth's surface. In Math we
are finishing up with graphing.
The Students of the Week were
Forrestt Petty and Thania Libera-
to. Our point leader for AR is For-
restt Petty. Keep up the good
Students in Ms. White's Read-
ing class have finished the first
theme in our reading series. We
have taken the Holistic Assess-
ment, and are beginning to read
novels. In Social Studies, we are
discussing Sir Frances Drake,
John Cabot, Jacques Cartier,
Henry Hudson, Marquette and
Joliet, Samuel de Champlain, all
European Explorers of the past.
Congratulations to Dillon Jones,
Beatriz Martinez and Destiny
Nunez for being Students of the
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Catherine Anne Haltom, age
32, died Sept. 26, 2005, in Okee-
chobee. She Was born Sept.10,
1973 in Elkhart,
Ind. Mrs. Hal-
toin was a resi-
dent of Okee-,
trical engineer- Catherine
ing and com- Anne Haltom
puter science.: I I .
Survivors include her husband
James Haltom; her daughter Mal-
lory V. Haltomr, both of Okee-
chobee; her mother Linda King
and her father James King of Park-
land; her sister Theresa (Jay) Ale-
jandro and her nephew Robert
Alejandro, both of Okeechobee;
her grandparents Frank (Joyce)
Whitmyer of Elkhart; Ind.; her sis-
ter-in-law Mary Golian and her
mother-in-law Virginia Singletary
of Deridder, La.
Visitation will be from 9:00-
10:00 a.m., Friday, Sept.30, 2005,
at His House Fellowship Church
of the Nazarene, 425 SW 28th
Street (Wolff Road). Services will
be immediately following the visi-
tation. Interment will be at Ever-
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Marilyn Jo Sanders
Marilyn Jo Sanders, age 61, of
Okeechobee, died' Thursday,
Sept. 22, 2005 at her residence.
She was born April 15, 1944 in
Lansing, Mich. Mrs. Sanders was a
resident, of Okeechobee for 36
years and enjoyed gardening,
computers, and watching
wrestling. She was owner of Mari-
lyn's Massage Center.
She was preceded in death' by
her husband, Roy Sanders; her
mother, Dorothy Miller; and her
son, John Sanders.
Survivors include her' sons
Roppy (Julie) Sanders and Charlie
all of Okee-
Miller of Lans-
ing, Mich.; her
Mull of Lans-
ing, Mich.; her Marilyn Jo
brothers, Gary Sanders
Mich., Larry Miller of Boston,
Mass., and Greg Miller of Lansing,
Mich.; along with six grandchil-
dren, Joshua and Justin Sanders,
Sammie and Emily Maze, and
Amanda and Ryan Sanders; and
her faithful dog, Angel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial-
contributions can be made to the
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
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GOVERNMENT VEHICLES: Why are city and county law enforce-
ment people allowed to haul their children to school and pick them
up in police cars? I'm paying the sheriff's office cars for leisure to
take their kids back and forth to school. Also, I see county employee
pick ups pulling boats on weekends with out gas. This is not right.
They need to use their own vehicles. (Editor's Note: We spoke with
the county and were told it is against county mandates to use county
vehicles for personal use, which includes pulling a boat.)
USE OF VEHICLES: I'm in line to drop off my boy at school and I
notice there are four county sheriff vehicles and one city police offi-
cer bringing their children to school. I also see a county employee. I
see where Georgia shut their schools down for a couple of days to
save on gas. Who gives them permission to use the county vehicles
and all as personal vehicles? I have to buy the gas and insurance, and
they don't have to do anything. We have to pay for them to take their
children back and forth to school. I think that's wrong. They can use
their own vehicles if they're taking their children to school. (Editor's
Note: We spoke with both Sheriff Paul May and Chief of Police Denny
Davis and were told that they are aware of the situation and are
FORT DRUM CEMETERY: I would like to find out why the Fort
Drum Cemetery has not had any water since before Father's Day.
Every time I go to water the flowers at my father's grave, I have to
take water. I bet they would not let Evergreen Cemetery go that long
without any water. (Editor's Note: We spoke with the county about
this and were told that a broken pump, then a broken pipe were
among the reasons why there was no water at the cemetery. Repairs
have been made and there is now water at the cemetery.)
SEX OFFENDER: I noticed in the arrest logs there was a man
charged with loitering or prowling and for not registering as a felon
sex offender, and I assumed it was for not registering in Okeechobee
County. I noticed they gave no address on him but all the other
arrests had addresses. Does this mean that he was homeless? If not, I
would certainly like to know if he lived in my neighborhood. Several
times I have seen addresses and pictures of sex offenders in the
paper and. I think it is an excellent idea. Yet, there are those that
scream we are taking away their rights. What does that mean? He
has the right to sexually assault but I don't have the right to know if
he's living next door to me? (Editor's Note: On Sept. 22, the man you
are referring to, Perry Smith, gave a registered address of 1348 N.W.
55th St. in Miami. He had been in Okeechobee for five days. When he
was arrested by the Okeechobee City Police Department he was
arrested at a S.E. 10th Ave. address. However, on the arrest report his
address was listed as being at large. His current address is the Okee-
chobee County Jail.)
HIGHER GROUND: New Orleans is 7 feet below sea level it's a
wreck waiting to happen. I don't really want to see our tax money
spent to rebuild this place when it's going to happen again. These
people need to get on higher ground, because when you get below
sea level you're in trouble. Even here in Florida, some places are
close to sea level. But, let's don't squander our tax dollars. Help those
people I'm not against helping them but I am against spending
money in low lying areas that will be flooded again.
MEDICARE: I'm wondering if anyone else has the problem that
once they turn 65 they get Medicare, but they also take over $150 of
their money away to pay for that. So now they have to work extra or
find another way to pay for their bills, or do without groceries.
JUNKYARD: I'm just sick about all this squabbling over Mr. Brant-
ley's junkyard. Why don't they go look at other junkyards where stuff
is stacked five stories tall now that's something to complain
STEROIDS: I've just finished watching the news where Sen. John
McCain and some other senators and congressmen are thinking,
about taking action over Major League Baseball, particularly Barry
Bonds and his possible use of steroids. I want to know why the Sen-'
ate is getting involved in this in the first place. Don't they have more
important things to do? Wasn't there a hurricane that went through
New Orleans? Wasn't that city destroyed? Our gas prices are almost
$3 a gallon. I feel like it's ridiculous that our Senate, Congress and
elected officials are taking action of any kind about Major League
Baseball. They need to worry about managing the country and leave
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James Uriah and Christine (Alderman) Durrance are
shown at their 50th anniversary celebration in 1953. They
represent two pioneer families of Basinger. 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 infor-
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Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at (863) 382-
6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Sobriety in the Swamp Club is a public service group that offers a
place for people in recovery to meet. There are AA and NA meetings
seven days a week, and at different'times. The club also offers a safe
place to come and hang out, have coffee and fellowship with others.
.The hours of operation are: 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through
Thursday; 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday; and, from
11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays. For information on meeting times,
call (863) 763-5385.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday,
weather permitting. The group meets at 7:30 a..m. at the Style Studio,
1600 S.R. 70 E. Anyone interested in riding is invited. For information
contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Gene Roddenberry at
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E.
Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at
a Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes
suitable for working. Call (863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to
stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to man-
age their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion
group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
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 Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They \would like to extend
an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend,
from October through May. For information call regent Ruth Lawson at
(863) 763-2492, or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Churchr, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
Chobee Christian Cycles will meet at the Clock Restaurant, 1111
S. Parrott Ave., at 6:30 p.m. For information contact Gene Roddenber-
ry at (863) 610-1841 or (863) 634-1723, or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invit-
ed. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
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 inter-
ested in finding whoyour ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and
how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through
extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at
(863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards
Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. In
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
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. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets 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, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.
I have nothing in common with
Marvin Brantley, except for being a
former junkyard owner. I have no
reason to defend him for the untidy
place he owns. If I needed a part I
would probably get it somewhere
else I don't like his prices.
But, this is not about prices or
the way he keeps house. This is
about the ease with which one dis-
gruntled person can influence the
I always thought that I was only
of average intelligence. Lately,
though, I have been reassessing
my thinking. Sometimes the things
people do give me a superiority
Folks, you need to take another
look. This is not about whether
Marvin has a tidy, secluded, peace-
ful-valley junkyard. This is about
the ability of the few to dictate poli-
cy over the many.
You are appalled that an
obscure atheist has successfully
outlawed our Pledge of Allegiance
as we have known it for 50 years.
You praise the Alabama judge who
sacrificed his position for his con-
viction to the Ten Commandments.
Notice that both he and the
Commandments are gone from his
courthouse. That was not a stam-
pede of secular-minded Christians
that caused this to happen. It was
only two non-Christians who felt
church and state were at odds.
There was a time, in the not-to-
distant past, that when the guy next
door complained about where you
parked your manure spreader you
told him to kiss a certain spot. A
sensible judge, recognizing your
need for manure spreaders, asked
if the neighbor needed directions
to the kissing spot.
I'll venture to say that someone
sporting the new Ten Command-
ments sign in his yard is a propo-
nent of junking Mr. Brantley. The
way Marvin conducts business has
not one iota of influence over my
life or anyone else's. When you
open the door for government
intrusion into your living room,
soon your furniture will have to
meet their expectations.
Through our own stupidity, we
have traded Merry Christmas for
Happy Holidays. We have allowed
liberal judges to ride roughshod
over what we hold dear.
Going after Mr. Brantley is just
another notch in the government's
pistol handle and they will say,
"Marvin, we didn't mean to destroy
you." But, he winds up just as
The real solution would be to
show the busybodies Mr. Brant-
ley's kissing spot.
But don't moon 'em, Marvin,
you're in enough hot water already.
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.
CCC plan ride to Sebring rally
The Okeechobee Christian Cycles Club will ride Saturday,
Oct. 1 to the Sebring motorcycle rally. The rally runs Friday, Sat-
urday and Sunday, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. The riders will leave
at 7:30 a.m. from Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E., will stop for
breakfast. All bikers are welcome. For information call Debbie
Izzo at (863) 634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841.
Children's wishes topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will broadcast a talk show at 7:30 a.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 1, and again at 1 and 6 p.m. on stations
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM with featured guest Richard Kelly,
"director of communications with the Make-A-Wish Foundation
of South Florida. The topic of the..show will be granting the
wishes of children who have a left threatening medical condi-
tion and the acute shortage of Creole speaking and bilingual
Spanish speaking volunteers. For information, contact the
Make-A-Wish Foundation at 888-773-WISH (9474); or, at
Farm Bureau plans annual dinner
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annu-
al membership meeting/dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4 until
7 p.m. at Quail Creek Plantation on Highway 68 E. The event
will be a family fun day with music, games, bounce house for
the kids, sporting clays and entertainment for all ages. Members
are being asked to bring a covered dish, a vegetable, salad or a
dessert. The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will provide
meat and drinks. Please R.S.V.P. to Charlene or Lisa by Sept. 26.,
by calling the Farm Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.
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 ben-
efit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Homeowner applications available
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County can help you
become the owner of a new home. To find out how, Habitat for
Humanity representatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W. Fifth
St., on Oct. 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 homeowner must
be turned in by Nov. 1, between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 357-1371. Habitat for Humanity of Okee-
chobee County is located at 1600 B S.W. Second Ave.
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale spon-
sored 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.
Blessing of the animals planned
The annual blessing of animals on the feast of St. Francis will
take place at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish pavilion,
701 S.W. Sixth St., on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35
p.m. People are asked to bring their pets big or small. Those
with pets who attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass should go to the hall.
Communion will be served to in the hall at this Mass.
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 informa-
OHS booster club will meet
The Parent Booster Club of the Brahman Athletic Associa-
tion will meet Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the student service
conference room of Okeechobee High School. The public is
invited. For information contact Daryl Roehm, OHS athletic
director, at (863) 462-5025; or Jeff Robinson, president, at (863)
Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a Contact Reflex Analysis
and Designed Clinical Nutrition Class on Monday, Oct. 3, and
Monday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. The clinic is free to the public and
will be held at his office at 916 W.N. Park St. For information,
contact Dr. Douglas' office at (863) 763-4320.
The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 30,2005
The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 30,2005 o
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Learning is fun
Kindergarten students at Central Elementary School
learned about the letter P by making pancakes. Megan
Hargroves was assisted by teacher Rachel Jones in flip-
ping a pancake.
Kindergarten student Jose Ramirez got in the spirit of
things by wearing his Batman pajamas to Pajama Day at
Central Elementary School.
Transportation board to meet
The Okeechobee County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinat-
ing Board will meet Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. in the conference room at the
Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. The
meeting is open.to the public.
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.
Friday, September 30th
& Saturday, October 1st
(BEycnfl1ufia Msftras & Cardsl^
eeoeecnobee News/Petew awOa
It's a bird, it's a plane
Central Elementary School Kindergarten student Lane
Friend wore his Superman pajamas for Pajama Day. The
purpose of the day was to teach students words that
begin with the letter P.
Suzie's Hallmark Shop
3427 Hwy. 441 South Okeechobee
Sale Hours: 9am 6pm, Friday .
9am 5pm, Saturday
S BUDGET SUMMARY
CHILDREN'S SERVICES COUNCIL OF OKEECHOBEE
FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET
EXPENDITURES OF THE CHILDREN'S SERVICES
COUNCIL OF OKEECHOBEE
ARE 12.2% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
Estimated Revenue General Revenue
Ad Valorem Taxes @ .28 Mills
Estimated Roll Forward
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee
County has tentatively adopted a measure to
increase its property tax levy.
Last year's property tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax Levy ... .$467,743
B. Less tax reductions due to
Value Adjustment Board and other
assessment changes .......... .$16,247
C. Actual property tax levy ..... .$451,496
This year's proposed tax levy ...... .$517,359
All concerned citizens are invited to attend a pub-
lic hearing on the tax increase to be held on Tuesday,
October 4, 2005, at 5:01 p.m. in the Okeechobee
County School Board meeting room at 700 S. W. 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase
and the budget will be made at this hearing.
"THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL
BUDGET IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE
ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A
6 The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 30,2005
Other Area News
By Patty Brant
Special to the Okeechobee News
LABELLE Planning in
earnest for the city's new water-
plant has begun. The commis-
sioners heard presentations
from ATM's Grant Misterly and
attorney Bill Sundstrom, who
delineated three alternatives. It's
a tricky concept, estimating
future demand for water when
development is coming on so
strong, but future demand must
.be taken into account. Several
developers have already asked
for city water connections, but a
number of proposed develop-
ments around the city have not
as yet indicated they do. Mr.
Sundstrom, who has some 20
years experience in dealing with
water issues, assured the board
that developers will almost cer-
tainly line up. for city water. He
also stressed that, if the city does
not soon step up to the plate, a
private facility will. That will
mean higher costs for everyone.
Currently, LaBelle's outdated
waterplant has a I million gallon
per day (g.p.d.) capacity. Gener-
al plans are to build a membrane
softening plant and draw from
the Hawthorne aquifer, which is
high in chlorides hence the
need for a membrane softening
system for filtration. Waste brine
from the system will need to be
disposed of preferably in a
deep injection well, the most
common and cheapest way. A
membrane softening system will
also solve any trihalomethane
issues the city may have had.
(Equipment to solve the current
TTHM issue should be in, place
At this time, LaBelle has 1,850
water customers. The new plant
will be able to use the current
plant's storage tanks. By the year.
2010, the city expects to have
2,215 customers (without the
South LaBelle Community) or
2,779 (with that development).
A new plant should be viable-
over a ten-year period before,
additions should be necessary.
A new waterplant will most
likely be placed in the South
LaBelle commi-ssioners \led
to pursue the third alternative;
which would serve customers in
the current city limits including
South LaBelle Community, and
planned developments to the
west of the city and also to the
noirttlhiol the iier.
Whichever scenario the c'it\
ultimately chooses, the plan is to
start designing and permitting as
soon as possible and build in.
The city will need to enter
into an inter-local agreement
with Hendry County for either
the number two or three alterna-
tive. Also, any of the three will
take approximately 18 months
to design and a year for con-
struction, plus permitting time.
First alternative: This would
serve the current city and South
LaBelle Community only. By
2010 the city expects to have
2,800 water connections. Under
this alternative, the plant would
be 2.5 million gpd and cost over
$18 million. The city needs no
inter-local agreement with the
county to do this alternative.
Second alternative: This is the
alternative Mr. Sundstrom
focused on as being most cost
effective. It would add lines to
serve coming development west
of the city and south of the river.
This 4'.5 million g.p.d. plant
would serve 6,500 customers
and would include a new pump
and storage facility at the end of
the line. Preliminary cost esti-
mates are $30 million.
A number of developments
are planned in this area, but have
not yet committed to using city
water if available.
Mr. Sundstrom told the board
that it would not be cost effective
to do all of the 'western loop'
unless developers pay a refund-
able advance for upfront costs
and the city collects pro rata as
customers come on, returning
their investment to developers.
This alternative would require
an inter-local agreement with
the county for the city to serve
customers outside its bound-
Third alternative: Although
he felt it was really the best, Mr.
Sundstrom said he would not
recommend #3 until developers
step up with up-front cash. This
would need to be a 5 million
g.p.d. plant to serve 7,600 cus-.
tormers including the city, South
LaBelle Community and devel-
opments west and north of the
river. Preliminary cost is estimat-
ed at $38.75 million.
.Commissioner Puletti pre-
ferred #3 as the best overall for
the future. He also noted that the
city had made a mistake previ-
ously by not contacting the
county before setting up a new
water/sewer.service area outside
its boundaries and did not want
to make that rnistalke again,
Commissioner :: Zimmerly
said ,be.was .not p~rpared to
vote that night because she "ad:
not had appropriate time to
study the information provided.
Mr. Sundstrom assured the
board that developers will want
sewer as well. Howe- er, the city
just completed a .new waste-
-water plant that will be good till
2014 and will accommodate
both the city and Bonita Bay with
a 750 million g p d. capacity. The
plant is curerntly operating at.
Commissioner Puletti moved
to direct staff to move forward
on option 3 opening discus-
sions with-the county.
FDLE helps get double-murder conviction
LABELLE In September, multiple times killing Williams was able to discover possible Attorney's Office had enough evi-
Florida Department of Law and Dixon. The Hendry County DNA evidence that had not been dence and witness statements to
Enforcement Special Agent Matt Sheriff's Office responded to the submitted to the crime lab. The make the arrest. But his work
Walsh received some good news scene and collected evidence and DNA evidence, taken from wasn't over.
from six members of a jury.in took statements from witnesses beneath Marvin Dixon's finger- While preparing for trial, two
Hendry County "guilty." The in the investigation. But a year nails, was tested at the Tampa Bay important witnesses in the case
jury handed down the verdict passed and the investigation Regional Operations Center. recanted their statements they
against Curtis Leonard Clark, 24, stalled. Hendry County detectives Crime Lab Analyst Amy Rockhold made identifying Clark as the gun-
convicting him on two counts of needed help. found the sample arid ran it man. SA Walsh felt the witnesses
second-degree murder with a In March 2004, Hendry County through the CODIS database. The had been intimidated into chang-
firearm and one count use of a Sheriff Steve Worley contacted the database identified a subject and ing their stories. He had to work
firearm during the commission of FDLE Sebring Field Office and after a comparison it was con- fast to find corroborating witness-
a felony. The verdict comes requested assistance in the inves- firmed to be Curtis Clark's DNA. A es. SA Walsh using information he
almost two years and five months tigation. Special Agent Matt Walsh crucial piece of evidence since received and good old fashion
to the day that the bodies of was assigned as case agent. SA Clark had told SA Walsh he had police work was able to find two
Melvin Williams, 39, and Marvin Walsh immediately began to never met Williams or Dixon. CLA additional witnesses that had
Dixon, 38, were found shot out- gather information from Hendry Justin Greenwell, also of TBROC, information that put Clark at the
side a neighborhood market in County investigators and witness- performed test on the bullets scene and committing the mur-
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Defending her title
Melissa Floyd of the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers Bass
Club is the defending Florida CastingKids champion.
She will be heading to Orlando this weekend to defend
her title against young anglers from across the state.
split another match
The Brahman bowling team
traveled to Stuart Wednesday to
take on the Cobras of Ft. Pierce
Central. The teams split their
matches with the Lady Brahmans
taking home a much needed win
5-2 and the Brahman boys losing
The Lady Brahmans were led
by Christy Perry's 199 high with
Glenda Shanks also contributing
to the win.
The Brahman boys were led
by Robert Rodriguez with a 583
series and a 206 high game and
Josh Stanley's 188 high. The loss
dropped the boys into sixth place
in the conference.
The. team hosted their last
home match Thursday at Stardust
Lanes. The results were not avail-
able at press time.
Their remaining matches are
Oct. 4- Jensen Beach at the Vero
Bowl; Oct. 11-Ft. Pierce West-
wood at the Port St. Lucie Lanes;
Oct. 13-Sebastian River at the
Vero Bowl; Oct. 18-Port St. Lucie
at the Stuart Lanes; Oct. 20-John
Carroll at the Port St. Lucie Lanes;
Oct. 25-Lincoln Park at the Stuart
Lanes; Oct. 27-Martin County at
the Jensen Beach Lanes; Nov. 1-
Conference tournament at the
Stuart Lanes; Nov. 7-District Tour-
nament site to be announced;
Nov.. 8-Tournament site to be
announced; Nov. 15-State Tourna-
ment in Orlando and Nov, 16-
State Tournament in Orlando.
Athletes in uniform
to get free admission
All team members and cheer-
leaders of the O.C.R.A. football
program, the Chobee Bulls and
,the Pop Warner football program
will :receive free admission to the
Brahman football game against
the Sebastian River Sharks Friday
evening at Brahman Stadium. In
order to receive this free admis-.
sion the athletes must be wearing
their football jerseys or' their
cheerleading uniforms. The
game is scheduled to begin at
Tourney to help
Kids in Distress
The Big Reel Bassmasters of
Margate will hold their 22nd
'annual Ghost & Goblins open
bass tournament to benefit Kids
in Distress on Sunday, Oct. 23 in
The entry fee is $120 per two-
person team. There will be pay-
outs for first through fifth places.
The big bass award is $7,850
(based on a 125-boat field) plus
an additional $3,520 guaranteed
donated byvarious sponsors.
Contact.Jim Pollock at (954)
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tion. Or, entry forms can be
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is. seeking new
members. The .purpose lof this
club is to promote pride, respect,
spirit and unity among the O.H.S.
players and student body, staff,
coaches, families and the busi-
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited
to join. Bronze membership is
$300; silver membership is $600;
gold membership is $900; and,
platinum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each member-
ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.
Gold c_.s and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports,
The cost of a.gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
scored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the
holder to admission to all home
Brahman football games. The
cost of the reserved seats is $40
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade-
baugh at (863)462-5025.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 30,
through Thursday, Oct. 6, are as fol-
Theatre I "Flight Plan" (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
at2,4:15,7 and9 p.m.
Theatre II "Four Brothers" (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
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre II "Just like Heaven"
(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-
VA vans are
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West Palm
Beach VA Medical Center. The VA
vans are now running Monday
through Friday. All veterans need-
ing a ride to the VA Medical Center
should call the County Veterans
Service Officer at (863) 763-8124
several days ahead of time and pro-
vide name, last four' of social securi-
ty number, date and time of
appointment and whether a wheel-
chair/scooter lift is needed. All
appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
county veterans' service officer.
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. For information or appoint-
ments call (863) 763-8859.
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eight-
een months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided; however, infants in
carriers are welcome. For details,
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action Team
Volunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local disas-
ters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Debbie Riddle or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through age
:12 on a first-come, first-served basis
while funding is available. There is
no waiting list. Parents must: be a
resident of Okeechobee County;
meet.income,guidelines; and be
working, going to school or a com-
bination of both for at least 20
hours per week. For information,
call (866) 273-6340.
needs more volunteers
Do you have' a few hours to
spare? Wotild 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 toQny of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are
looking foi volunteers to work a
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plants: Form Carpenters,
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and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
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mm 184 FL. Turnpike
W&W Lumber of Okeechobee
now accepting applications
for Cashier & Hardware help.
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Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
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Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
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China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Coins, Stamps 570
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Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
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Sporting Goods 705
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Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
CHEST FREEZER- Small,
Works good. $75.
DRYER/WASHER like new,
$250 for both
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-,
more. Like new. $200.
REFRIGERATOR GE Profile,
4yrs. 23cu ft, ice/water dis-
REFRIGERATOR. Gibson Frost
Clear, Almond, Works great,
Very cold! $50.
STOVE: 30"; Electric, Like
new. $100 (772)215-9168.
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
.WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $225.
WASHER- Purchased new in
'03 from Sears. $100.
TANNING BED under 1 yr
old, maybe used 6 times. Pd
$2000 asking. $1400
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
CLOSET MAID: Closet System
Parts, All brand new. Left over
from new construction. $150.
INSULATION PANELS- 2.5 x
x12x12', all for $25
PATIO SLIDING GLASS DOOR
w/track. $25. (863)675-3944
INFANT CAR SEAT- With at-
tached base. Very good con-
dition. $20. 863-447-1141
JEEP: BOYS 4X4 w/battery &
charger. Excellent condition.
PLACE SETTING FOR 8, Ro-
senthal China, w/all addition-
al pieces, wheat pattern,
$450 neg. (863)357-2233
ADULT/KIDS CLOTHES 16
banana boxes & 2 garbage'
bags full. Will separate or
$400 for all (772)597-0146
WEDDING GOWN- Formal,
Ivory, size 6, battenburg lace
& pearls, $250
(863)763-0252 leave mes-
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection $500 or best offer
ID BRACELETS- (2) not alike,
gold finish, engraved "Eliza-
beth" 1950's, $20 will sell
COMPUTER Win. ME, 500 +
games, monitor, keyboard,
mouse. Grt for Kids. Para Es-
paniol $50 (863)673-5549
DELL DIMENSION DESKTOP
CBRW, DVD Rom, Win XP,
MS Office, 100's of games,
& more $200 866-855-0902
HP Pavilion, windows 98,
mouse, monitor, speakers,
B printer, keyboard, $375.
IBM COMPUTER- DVD, CD
burner, 17" monitor, wireless
keybrd/mouse, $450 neg
BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
'tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
BED, Twin w/drawers below.
BEDROOM SET- Queen size
Head/foot board, Dress
w/mirror, Nightstand, Desk &
Chair $500. (863)675-3834
BR.Set, King size, all wood,
$500 or -best offer.
Coatrack, (dark), LazyBoy re-
cliner, hutch (maple color),
tv trays (maple), $270 will.
sell sep. (863)763-0215
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
DESK- With bookshelf, Key
board drawer, Light oak
w/metal accent. $40..
Entertainment Center, So-
fa/Sleeper, Rocking Chair,
Recliner, Hutch, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-1621 aft 6
FUTON BUNK BED- New,
wood frame, $200
KING MATTRESS SET- with
frame, 1 yr old, $75
KITCHEN TABLE, $50.
LIVING RM & BEDROOM Furn
20 different pcs. Located 20
mi SE of Okee. on FL 710.
$300 will sep. (772)597-0146
LOVESEAT & COUCH, tan,
leather, exc. cond., $1100 or
best offer. (863)467-1072
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- Club Car, '91,
Electric, Great condition.
GOLF CART- Club Car, '97,'
Body shell, no frame. $175.
GOLF CART: Club Car, Lifted,
Gas Powered. Lights, Wind-
shield, $2200. (772)462-2211
AR 15 Stainless Steel Match
BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Shotgun,. Good cond. $150.
RIFLE: AntiqueSfevens Old
Action, 22 cal. Tube feed 12
shot, org. finish. Exc. cond.
$275 863-675-8465 LaBelle.
SHOT GUN: 8 Shot, "Parker-
ized" Mossberg, 12 ga pump -
1000 rounds-most 00 Buck.
$450. (863)675-8465 LaBelle.
STAR SA 9 mm- Semi-auto
pistol, 2 magazines, ammo.
BATHROOM SHOWER CHAIR,
with back, adjustable height,
CARDIO HEALTH EXERCISER-
Nordic Track Sequoia Model,
digital readout, $150.
POWER CHAIR- Golden Alant'e
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1000 neg 863-634-9620 *,
TOTAL GYM- Chuck Norris,
Excellent condition, w/extras.
RICE MAKER, Hardly used.
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR Jet
1, red/grey. Used very little
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
WHEELCHAIR, new, light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5,
with seat pad, pd. $575,
now $325. (863)357-8788
WHEELCHAIR RACK electric,
for wheelchair or scooter.
DISPLAY SHOWCASE, 5 Ft.,
Glass. Good condition. $150.
MINI BLINDS, white, vinyl,
w/hardware, (4) 47" wide,
(2) 36" wide, (1)28" wide,
$35 neg. (863)467-2434
PATHWAY RAMP heavy duty,
made of aluminum with a
raised tread surface, $150.
RUG YARN- cut packages,
100+ unopened and many
part pkgs all colors, $20
DRUM SET, BY: TAMA, Brand
new symbols & stands.
$650 or best offer.
ORGAN Yamaha, excellent
shape $500 (863)675-0235
AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
p i Not
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incid,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
FARM-ALL CUB New rear
rims/tires, eng. & carb. 5' belly
mower, disc in back blade. Run
perfect $4K 863-763-2763
GAS GRILL- 3 rack, 1 yr old,
RIDING LAWN MOWER '98
Snapper, 9h/p. Runs good, like
new condition $450 or best of-
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Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BABY QUAKER & Black head-
ed Counard, $170 will sell
BEAGLE, Male, 1 yr. old, Tri-
Colored, CKC papers. Loves
kids. Up to date shots. $100
BEAGLE- Male, 2yrs old, Tri-
colored. C.K.C. papers,
Loves kids, House broke,
$150 863-484-0314 Lv msg
BEAGLE PUPS- 8wk, shots,
ACA registered, Call Monica
CHIHUAHUA, Larger size.,
Male, 12 wks. old. $100 or
best offer. (863)697-1095
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 1
male, 2 female, all black &
white. Parents on prem. $150
ea. (863)675-3915 PIs Iv msg
CHOCOLATE RED NOSED
PITS- 7, Full blooded, Mom
on premises, 5 wks old,
$150 ea (863)634-7597
DACHSHUND, Chocolate, Full
Blooded. 10 months old.
Male. Good w/kids. $150
DOG PEN Chain link, 4 pan-
els, 10x6 + door. $100
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $200 or
best offer. (863)763-3765
PARROT CAGE Large. Asking
PITBULL Female, 8mos,
needs family without small
pets. Loves kids, very alert
$100 neg. (863)484-0313
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date $300
ROOSTERS (3) Rhode Island
Red. Well fed, penned. $30
for all or will separate.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
.29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
Slet/off $100 863-763-7609
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
throws softballs or base--
balls, digital speed control,
CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer,
0I.H.-P4,jH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $300, sell $200
SANYO 17" color, Panason-
ic, 17", color. $50 for both,
will separate (863)357-4831
GENERATOR: Generac, 22500
surge, 15000 continuous, 30
hp, elec. start. $2000.
GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200
LADDER- 40', aluminum, Wer-
ner, good working cond.
$150 neg. (863)467-6434.
SAWS (4) 2 Radial & 2 Table.
$200 or best offer for all.
Highwaymen Art. Paying
Farm Equipmen 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $550.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Apt, 1BR, on the water w/ac-
cess to lake, no pets, $800
mo. + until 1st, last & sec.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 3 Br, 2 Ba
on the water. No utilities, un-
furnished. $1000 mo.
OKEE 2br, 21/ba. Small of-
fice, carport, large lot. Fur-
nished 1st, last & sec. dep. +
utilities. $900 mo 357-0707
Okeechobee, 2BR/1BA within
city limits, professional of-
fice, $675 mo., 1st, last &
sec. ref. req. (863)763-6513
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $600.
TREASURE ISLAND, 3 Br, 2
Ba on water. No util., unfur-
nished, cathedral ceiling, shed,
carport. $1000. mo.
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
CONDO, On Ft. Myers Beach,
Fully Furnished. Sleeps 4. Oct.
15th-Oct. 22nd. $700.
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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 Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
BEAUTIFUL, 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba,
Remodeled house on acre lot
(great view) Convenient, in
town 2800. sq. ft. under air.
Real wood floors, wood deck,
pool. $389K by owner.
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.
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Complete Double Section,
Setup & NC.
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
your yard sale in the
classifleds and make
your clean up a breezef
BEAUTIFUL 40 acre ranches.
Located Hwy 98 N. Close to
town, lots of game. Improved
pasture & partially wooded.
21,500 per acre
Ideal for the novice woodworker, this bird feeder
project will delight both the birds and do-it-your-
selfers. Made mostly of scrap lumber, all of the
wood parts of this project are traced from full-size
patterns, so there& no guesswork involved. The
completed bird feeder measures about 19 inches
wide by 11 inches deep by 6 inches tall.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions, full-size traceable patterns and a materials list.
Bird Feeder plan (No. 341)... $7.95
Birdhouse Assortment (No. C12)
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BHR, 2BR/2BA or 3BR/2BA
doublewide, c/a, no pets,
starting at $600 mo. yearly
lease, $1000 sec. 763-4031
OKEE- D/W, 3br, 2ba, on the
water. $1100. mo. + 1st,
last $600. Sec dep., 2547
SE 32nd St. (863)634-3312
TAYLOR CREEK: Waterfront,
2 BR, 1'/2 Ba, shed, carport,
docks, lawn maintenance incid
$900 mo. (863)697-3898
TREASURE ISLAND 3 BR, 2
BA, Partially Furnished, Non
Smk. Env., No pets. 1st., last
AQUA ISLES Lot J-10. All
appliances included, furnished,
Walking distance to river.
La Belle- Sacrifice 12'x 46'
Modular office unit or resi-
dence with A/C. You move
LaBelle- Sacrifice 24'x 64'
Modular office unit or resi-
dence, 2 A/C units You move
MOBILE HOME '91 SW 14x66,
3 Bdrm., 2 Ba, Zone II, You
must move. $4500. N. Ft.
New & Used
Best Deals Anywhere.
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
OKEE- Mobile home, Oldie but
goody Adults park, No pets,
2br, 1ba, Screened porch,
Roof over, Great shape in-
side & out Asking $19,000.
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
RIVER BEND Adult M/H Park
2br, 112ba. Florida room, roof
over, partly furn. Grt shape
in/out $19K (863)763-2005
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BASS TRACKER '89,16Ft., 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Tournament Series, 24 volt.
535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
GAME FISHERMAN 12ft, fiber-
glass, w/16ft aluminum Magic
Tilt trailer. $700 or best offer
PONTOON BOAT, 22' Crest w/
trailer, 60 hp Mercury w/stain-
less steel propeller. Low
hours. $9500 (863)357-2704
REGAL- '97, 21', 4.3 Mercury
cruiser w/tandum trailer,
Fresh water use only
SEA NYMPH 16FT-fully
drigged, trolling mtr, tdr, 40hp
Mere outboard, needs minor
work $1000 (863)467-1300.
SEA RAY 1991, 135 V6 0/B,
Flat Boat, $2000 or best of-
Ft. Drum Ranchette, 5 acres,
high & dry, fenced, w/single
wide mobile home, new
elec., beautiful property,
acres of rolling hills. Fenced in
cross fenced. Creek, some
pasture, some hardwood.
Frontage on paved rd. &
county maintained rd. $7900
per acre. Call (850)579-4899
IDEAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
193 Acres. Well, electric. 4
mi from town on Hwy 98 N.
Close to school. $20K per
Lot in town, off Eagle Bay Dr.
$475,000 or best offer.
Interested parties call:
(207)288-8597 or Cell
TRI HULL BOAT- 14" with trlr,
and 55hp Homelite motor,
Collectors item, $400 or best
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & tdrr, $1500
CAMPER- Freel You haul! 16',
wench/stands Great as a
utility trailer 863-634-7801
HONDA BF 90- '04, Warranty
left, $6200 (863)467-2000
H.D. ELECTRIC GLIDE CLAS-
SIC- '99, 15,746 mi., Fully
loaded, Hard bags
Honda Goldwing Aspencade
GL1200, '86, 45k mi., gar-
age maintained, exc. cond.,
cd/am/fm radio/cass., lots of
chrome, asking $4500 neg.
Call David 941-815-4783.
HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
$1500 or best offer.
SUZUKI INTRUDER- '99, 5223
mi,Straight pipes, Garage
kept, $4000 or best offer
YAMAHA BLASTER '04 -
200ccw/ many modifications
and low hours $2500 or best
A s -
* DUNEBUGGY- '2000, Street le-
gal. With trailer $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-9044
GO-CART- Silver Fox, 2 seat,
Used very little. $800.
HONDA 250 FOURTRAX '87, 4
Wheeler, Good condition.
LeBelle- Live in Travel Trailer,
'93, 32', New Refrigerator
unit & A/C, $8000.
MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
TRAILER MOBILE- '74, 48',
Good shape $2500 or best
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
onD t Miss
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
Runs & looks great. $3000 or
best offer (863)634-6927
Chevy Corsica, '94, runs
good, needs TLC, $500 or
best offer. (863)447-5540
FORD CONTOUR '96 Cold
a/c, good condition, runs
well $1300 or best offer
FORD MUSTANG 1992,
Coupe, 4 cyl. w/5 speed &
cold air. $1500 or best offer.
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Okeechobee News, Friday, September 30, 2005
FORD TAURUS 1991, Ice Cold
Air, Excellent running condi-
tion. $2000. (863)467-7581
FORD TEMPO- '92, 4 door, re-
conditioned engine, 48K,
Good around town car $700.
or best offer (863)357-0060
'GRAND MARQUEE- '94, Very
good condition. $3500.
,Honda Civic DX Hatchback,
'89, wrecked but did run, for
parts, $300 or best offer.
HYUNDAI SCOOP '95 a/c,
-cd, runs great, great on gas.
'LINCOLN TOWN CAR '92- 4dr,
runs great, $1200 or best of-
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
-Good cond., black rag top,
new tires, cold a/c, $1000.
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
MERCURY TRACER, '91- A/C
not working, runs good. Al-
most new tires. $1000 or
best offer (863)675-1621.
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $800 down, 60 wk.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 87, V8, Auto. All pow-
er, A/C. Works well. Needs
work. $500 (863)763-9592
PLYMOUTH- '95, 4cy, good
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE- '02,
Loaded, 4 new tires, Good
paint/no rust, $10,000. Neg
561-996-6017 or 996-2076
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1988,
Metallic Blue, 305, Runs great.
Needs a computer. $50Q. Call
Corey @ (863)673-6081
TOYOTA COROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C.
Runs excellent. $1800 or
best offer. (772)461-4044
VOLVO, '88- 4cyl, low miles,
perfect cond., $2200
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
BOOM TRUCK, w/bucket;
$2000 or best offer.
FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some TLC,
$1000 neg. or trade for 4x4
4 whir. (863)634-4338
FORD BRONCO 111990, 2
Door Wagon (4WD) 96,000
miles. $2000 or best offer. Call
Cindy (863)801-1742 after 6p
FORD F150 1986, 4x4, 18" of
lift, 44" tires, 460 engine.
$2500 or best offer.
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $1500.
E350 FORD VAN 85- w/6.9
diesel, exc. motor & drive
train, new tires, rusty body,
$1200 neg (561)684-9007.
F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels, 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-
BUCKET SEATS- 2, $50. Will
DODGE OMNI '89 fr parts
only. Good tires, engine has
42K orig mi. $300
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION,
3.84, 4,000 miles, $500.
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
MOTOR '83 Ford, $150 takes
motor & truck
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
RIMS/TIRES low profile, 4
post lock lug nuts, off of Hon-
da Civic. $250 (863)532-8158
RUBBER MAT- For Truck Bed,
Heavy duty, Good condition.
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
TOOLBOX full size, like new
condition, diamond plated,
single lid, $120
TOYOTA PICKUP- '90, ext
cab, 4x4, V6, Wrecked in
front. Parts or all $1000. or
best offer. (863)990-9256
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
TRUCK TOPPER for small
p/u, excellent condition.
TRUCK TOPPER- Fiberglass,
full size, maroon, asking
$150 or best offer
CHEVY PICK UP 1990, A/C,
V8, Dependable. $1500 or
trade for 150 hp. or larger boat
CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305,
Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
CHEVY SILVERADO '92 Step
Side- AC, new tires & brakes,
350 motor, w/camper top.
$4000 neg. (863)697-6618
DODGE DAKOTA- '88, 318,
Motor needs work, As is,
FORD F100 1983, NC, Auto.,
New Carb., New tires, 2
Tone Blue. $2500 Firm.
FORD F150 '81 Good 6 cyl.
engine, new trans. Good tires.
Sell whole or for parts.,$300
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500. neg. (863)697-2032
FORD F150 '92 Ext cab, V8,
cold a/c $1000
TOYOTA PICK UP 1988, 4
cyl., 4 spd., A/C. Gas saver!
Runs excellent. $1800 or best
CHEVY BLAZER, 1986, 6 cyl-
inder, a/c, runs well, needs
some work, $750.
KAISER JEEP '67- Military
M715, 4x4, 6 cyl, runs,
$650 neg. or will trade
TOYOTA 4RUNNER- '92, 4x4,
4 door, A/C, $2000. or best
offer. Moving, must sell.
ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12' dou-
ble axle, $1500 or best offer
HOME TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2'1
x 51/2'w $600.
TILT TRAILER 5x8, w/ re-
movable custom cap. Good
UTILITY TRAILER, 6x10, with
siderails & 4 ft. gate, exc.
cond., $650. (863)763-1703
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AEROSTAR WORK VAN '97-
runs great, low mileage,
Dodge 2500 Mark III, '96,
runs good, rides great needs
transmission work, $2500.
DODGE RAM- '89, New tires &
transmission, 1st $1500
Takes it! (863)357-3564
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The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 4, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in County Commission Chambers. 304 NW 2nd Street.
Courthouse, Okeechobee, lorida to consider petitions led with the Value Adjust-
Usts maintained by the property appraiser of successful and unsuccessful appli-
cants for exemptions are available for consideration bthe public at the Office of
Property Appraiser, 307 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechoee, orida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure hat a veratimn record of the
proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adjustment Board
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Church to host health fair
, A community health fair will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church complex, 901 S.W. Sixth St., on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until
noon. Free health services will include blood pressure screenings, dia-
betes screenings, eye exams, HIV screenings and skin cancer. Health
education topics will include breast cancer, HIV obesity education and
pregnancy to birth. The fair is open to the public, and there will be free
inflatable games for children. Deputies from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will be on hand to check the installation of your child's
car seat. Booth space and sponsorships are available. For information,
contact Alvaro Ortega at (863) 763-3727.
Healthy Start board meeting planned
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will
meet Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 11:30 a.m., in their office at 575 S.W 28th
St., which is in the New Endeavors School building. This meeting is open
to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citi-
zens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for
babies in Okeechobee. For information about the coalition, contact
executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Grief and loss support group to meet
Big Lake Hospice will hold daytime grief and loss support group
meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month beginning,
Oct. 13. The group will meet at the Big Lake Hospice office at 3543 U.S.
441 S. in the Northlake Village Plaza. The meetings are free. For informa-
tion, contact Karla at 800-299-4677.
Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Oct. 14, and
Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hospice of Okeechobee
volunteer house at the c(oner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All pro-
ceeds benefit patient care Mn Okechobee.
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 information,
call (863) 467-2882.
AARP drivers safety course planned
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will sponsor an AARP
driver safety course on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
both days. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check. The event will be.
held behind the office of the Okeechobee County Tag Agency, 307
N.W. Fifth Ave. 'Registration for these classes should be done in
advance. Participants do not have to be members of AARP, or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For informa-
tion, contact instructor D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
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 (863) 763-2893.
L.O.A.A. to host ride
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will host a ride
at Cornwell on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. Participants are to meet at
the boat ramp. All area airboaters are welcome to bring their lunch
-and spend the day riding with us. Cornwell is northwest of Okee-
chobee off U.S. 98. For information, contact the Andersons at (863)
Cut-a-Thon aides breast cancer foundation
Stafford's Salon, 3268 U.S. 441 S. in the Winn-Dixie Plaza, will hold
a Cut for the Cure Cut-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. The event is being held to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation. Stafford's will donate 20 percent of the funds
raised on this day to the Komen foundation. For information' or to
,nake ari appointment, call (863) 763-3933. While appointments are
recommended, they are not required.
'Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools has K-3 openings at this time. For informa-
lion, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
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Church plans Oktoberfest celebration
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will host their 15th
annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 29. Lunch will be served from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked beans,
German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Tickets are $5
each. There will also be a white elephant sale, cake walk, 50/50 drawing,
prize giveaways, kids games and a country store. For information, call
Vendors needed for benefit
The Joshua Matute Family Transportation Benefit needs vendors to
set up in the Okeechobee City Park on Oct. 29. Vendors needed include
arts and crafts, food, drink and entertainment. There will also be a bak-
ing contest and prize giveaways. For information, contact Niki Salmon at
(561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wetherington at (863) 763-3617.
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., Sat-
urday 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 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.
Girl Scouts to host tea party
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a special
Adult Tea Party for all adults who are involved in Girl Scouting and this
who were girl scouts in their youth. The tea will be held Sunday, Nov. 6,
from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St. For information, contact Laurie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact the
County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-8124.
The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in the
County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thursday, 8
a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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 infor-
mation, 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 servic-
es. 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 through 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.
Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranth, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from the
sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th Annu-
al Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live music,
kids cities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a cracker cow-
boy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and more! Park
admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and crafts 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
firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to request a vendor
packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis of the Ham-
mock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.
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 Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with life-.
saving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the
American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires, floods,
etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help local citizens
in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that the Glades
County Board of County Commission-
ers will be accepting sealed bids from
qualified general contractors until 3:00
PM on October 31,2005 fbr the pro-
Sject known as the Amedrican Legion
There will be a mandatory pro-bid confer-
ence at the ob site located at 600 Riv-
er Rd SW Moore Haven at 2:00 P.M.
on October 20,2005.
Bids are to be delivered by mail to Glades
County Emergency Management, Post
Office Box 68 Moore Haven, Florida
33471 or in person to 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven 33471. Plans may be
obtained at the above address or at the
office of H.L. Bennett, PE at 241 Yeo-
mans Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935.
Glades County reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to award contract
to the lowest or best Bidder.
87636 CB,CGS, 10/6,13/2005
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