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Vol. 96 No. 291 Tuesday, October 18, 2005 50M Plus tax
give flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Associa-
tion (VNA) will be giving flu
shots starting Oct. 24 in their
offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The
shots will be given from 9 until
11 a.m. and from 1 until 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday. They
will also be given on Saturday,
Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
There is no charge for Medicare
patients. For those who do not
have Medicare, the charge will
to be closed
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
announced that a portion of
S.W 32nd Street, from the 700
block to the 1600 block, will be
closed to all traffic beginning
This closure will be in effect
for an estimated five weeks,
and detours will be posted at
S.W Third Terrace and S.W.
In other road closures, on
Oct. 16 the 1200 block of S.R. 70
W will be closed to all traffic for
an estimated 12 hours.
Detours will be posted and
OCSO deputies and officers
from the Okeechobee City
Police Department will be man-
ning the intersections.
Westbound traffic will be
detoured to N.W Ninth
Avenue, then to N.W Ninth
Street and onto U.S. 98.
Eastbound traffic will be
detoured to U.S. 98, then to
N.W Ninth Street and then to
N.W Ninth Avenue.
We have just completed our
first nine weeks of school. Time
does fly! Look for student report
cards on Oct. 24 and Award
Assemblies will follow on Oct.
25 and 27. Students will be
bringing home invitations.
Seminole has recently com-
pleted their holiday fundraiser
and had tremendous sales. A
very big thank you for your con-
The next PTO meeting will
be on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7
p.m. Kindergarten students will
be reciting, a collection of fall
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Classifieds . .8-10
Comics ............ 7
Community Events ... 4
Crossword ........8. 8
Opinion .......... 4.
Speak Out . . .4
Sports . . . .6
TV . . . .9
Weather . . .2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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ASA rules shooting justified
By Katrina Elsken
An Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy
was justified in his use of deadly
force when he shot a suspect
who reportedly threatened him
with a rifle, the State Attorney
In a report dated Oct. 12,
Assistant State Attorney Ashley
Albright closed the State Attor-
ney's Office investigation of the
Aug. 12 shooting, finding that
Deputy Corporal Paul Ferrell
was justified in the shooting of
On the night of the shooting,
Deputy Ferrell along with
Deputies Tony Kibler, Don Ellis
and Raul Marrero went to the
Pioneer Estates home in
response to a complaint that
Rock had reportedly beaten his
wife and choked her to uncon-
The OCSO dispatcher also
told deputies that according to
the wife's sister, Rock was
believed to be intoxicated and
armed with a .9mm firearm.
Rock's wife had reportedly
fled the couple's home with
their 9-year-old daughter to her
sister's home next door.'
Deputies arrived at Rock's
mobile home around midnight,
the report continues.
"When Deputy Ferrell
arrived, he heard a male voice
coming from the front porch say
'Come on ... I got something for*
you. Bring it on,'" said Sheriff
Paul May in an August inter-
Mr. Albright said Cpl. Ferrell
drew his firearm and told the
man, 'You don't want to do this;
you need to drop the gun. You
need to drop the gun.'
The man then left the porch,
approaching Cpl. Ferrell with
the rifle in his hand, continued
"The man then came around
the car parked in front of the
Ghosts & Goblins: Getting ready for Halloween
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Scarecrows guard the pumpkin patch to keep ghosts and goblins away as Halloween
draws near. Homes throughout Okeechobee are beginning to decorate for the upcom-
ing holiday season.
home and squared off in a
shooting stance with the rifle.
The man then began to lower
the barrel of the rifle, and
Deputy Ferrell shot him twice.
After the man fell to the ground,
the deputies restrained him,
applied first aid and called for
E.M.S.," Mr. Albright stated.
These facts were confirmed
by Deputies Ellis and Marrero.
Ferrell's service weapon is a
.40 cal. Glock.
Mr. Albright stated the FDLE
blood examination found
Rock's blood alcohol level at
0.116. Anything higher than 0.08
is considered legally impaired
under state law.
Rock, who suffered gunshots
to the hip and to the thigh, was
transported to St. Mary's Hospi-
tal in West Palm Beach. Since
his release from the hospital, he
has been held in the Okee-
chobee County Jail without
bond. He faces one charge of
felony battery and two charges
of aggravated assault on a law
enforcement officer with a
During his investigation of
the shooting, Mr. Albright inter-
viewed Rock. He stated that
Rock claims he does not
remember saying anything to
See ASA-Page 2
to hear 16
By Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Board is
scheduled to hear 16 cases at
their monthly meeting tonight
at 7 p.m.
There are six cases under
the heading of new business
and four under the heading of
old business. The board will
consider imposing fines in
four cases, and fine reduction
in two cases.
The owners of Lakeshore
Restaurant were cited for
overgrowth, trash and debris,
unsafe structures and unli-
Code enforcement officers
cited John W. and Marie P.
Powell for care of premises,
condemned structure, trash
and debris and overgrowth on
See Code Page 2
By Pete Gawda
Military veterans in the
area are being warned against
a prescription scam that has
been going on around the
An organization called
Patient Care Group has been
known to call veterans and
inform them that their pre-
scriptions are being dis-
pensed through the organiza-
tion. They are then asked for a
See Veterans Page 2
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Restoration of Lockett
homestead still not finished
By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the
At their meeting on Oct. 17,
members of the Okeechobee
Historical Society heard from
Louisa Kerwin, director of the
Riverwoods Field Laboratory
Mrs. Kerwin, although gen-
erally working on education
programs through Florida
Atlantic University (FAU),
spoke about the work to obtain
grant funding to restore and
open the Edna Pearce Lockett
Homestead for public use.
In November of 2004, the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD), who
owns the property, moved the
Fort Bassinger School building
onto the Lockett property. The
building has yet to be restored
.and opened to the public. Also,
Mrs. Locket's own home is
awaiting restoration. The land
is part of Phase II of the Kissim-
mee River Restoration Pro-
"We hope to be able to
develop regional and historic
displays to enhance opportuni-
ties for educational programs,"
said Mrs. Kerwin. "Mrs. Lockett
was so important to the region.
She owned and operated the P-
4 Ranch (known statewide as
One-Woman Ranch); she was
one of the first ranchers to fer-
tilize fields by airplane; and,
she was only the third woman
to serve in the Florida House of
Representatives and sponsored
three bills granting rights to
women in Florida. Her first
husband, Sid Pearce donated
the land and built the Fort
Bassinger School. His father,
John, moved to Fort Bassinger
in the 1870s, operated the ferry
See Estate Page 2
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/ Okeechobee News/MaryAnn Morris
Louisa Kerwin, of Florida Atlantic University and the director
of Riverwoods Field Laboratory, spoke to the Okeechobee
Historical Society, Monday, Oct. 17, about the ongoing work
to restore the Edna Pearce Lockett homestead and the envi-
ronmental education programs taking place on many levels.
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2 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 18, 2005
show coming here
OKEECHOBEE -- The Minia-
ture Horse Club of South Florida
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.
The American Miniature Horse
Registry classes will be shown Sat-
urday, and the American Minia-
ture Horse Association classes will
be shown Sunday. Halter classes
will be held both mornings, while
performance classes will be held
in the afternoon.
For information, call: (561)
798-6129; (772) 341-7610; or,
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours in room
106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St.,
from 10 a.m. until noon on
Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Ms. Decker will also be avail-
able by phone at (863) 763-6441.
OKEECHOBEE -- The second
annual Okeechobee County fall
festival will be held Oct. 29 and
Oct. 30 at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.
Admission and parking is free
for all spectators and participants.
Gates will open at noon on Sat-
urday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Events slated for Saturday will
include: arts, crafts, specialty mer-
chandise, food and a bounce
house and slide for children. A
trick-or-treat greet for the children
will start at 7 p.m. and end at 7
p.m. Parents and children alike
can wear costumes.
Main Street will also hold a pet
costume contest on Saturday
evening. For information and
entry applications, contact Main
Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
On Sunday, the Okeechobee
Cattlemen's Association will put
on a ranch rodeo. For information
or entry applications, call (863)
For vendor and general event
information, call (863) 763-1666.
for fall festival
County is currently accepting
commercial and non-profit ven-
dor applications for its fall festival
to be held at the county's Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on
Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.
Arts, craft, specialty merchan-
dise and food vendors may: pick
up vendor applications in room
106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St.;
by going to the county's website,
clicking on the Agri-Civic Center
quick link; or, by sending a
stamped self-addressed envelope
to: Agri-Civic Center Fall Festival,
P.O. Box 696, Okeechobee, Fl,
For vendor and event informa-
tion, call (863) 763-1666.
plans class reunion
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Historical Society is plan-
ning a reunion for those graduat-
ing or attending.Okeechobee High
School before 1960, which
includes classes 1921 through
1959. The reunion will be Nov. 12
at the Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W.
If you know someone that has
not received an invitation and is
eligible to attend, make a copy of
your invitation or contact Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-6226 or
Reservations should be made
before Nov. 1 no tickets will be
sold at the door.
The get-together will be from
11 a.m. until p.m.
There are a limited amount of
reservation spaces available. Send
your reservation form and a check
in the amount of $25 to: Okee-
chobee Historical Society, P.O.
Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973:
Book on area
currently on sale
OKEECHOBEE The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads"
is currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248,, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
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FCHC staff honored
Continued From Page 1
credit card number to ensure
they get their medications.
Okeechobee County Veterans
Service Officer Betsy Grinslade
said the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) has identified this
organization as a fraudulent
company. However, she knows
of no veterans locally who have
Continued From Page 1
across the Kissimmee River and
built the first bridge across the
river in 1916."
"Mrs. Lockett used to come to
our meetings; her housekeeper
brought her," remembered
Deara Thompson, Historical
The Riverwoods Field Labora-
tory has a long list of associations
with government agencies, uni-
versities and schools. It provides
opportunities for environmental
research and serves as the cen-
tral staging area for the Kissim-
mee River research. Programs
for high school and college stu-
been contacted by the organiza-
tion. Although, she said, Patient
Care Group, has called veterans
in the Panhandle and in other
Ms. Grinslade advises that if
Patient Care Group calls a veter-
an, that veteran should notify
local law enforcement agencies.
The VA has not changed their
process of dispensing prescrip-
tions through the mail.
Major Noel Stephen of the
dents, internships and teacher
programs are operated under the
supervision of Riverwoods.
The Historical Society will
send a letter to the SFWMD in
support of the historic preserva-
tion goals of Riverwoods. The
society, as a group, is looking for-
ward to a guided tour of the
homestead including an on-site
view of the programs being oper-
In business closer to home,
although the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commission
voted to repair the roof of Okee-
chobee's historic old jail, and
Okeechobee Main Street has
applied to the state for grant
funding to perform the jail
restoration, the attempts to begin
the work have failed so far.
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Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office said he was not aware of
such an organization but he
advised that people should not
give personal information over
the telephone or internet. He
said a person cannot be too
careful and should ask for verifi-
cation in writing.
For more information, con-
tact the Okeechobee County Vet-
erans Service office at (863) 763-
The hurricanes caused funds
to be diverted to emergency-
The jail was built in 1919.
"We hope this year that the
work will be done, before it dete-
riorates further," said Mrs. Betty
Williamson, president of the His-
Before the jail was built, pris-
oners were housed in railroad
"The Raulerson Building on
Park Street is being restored by
Phil Berger," said Mrs.
An original portrait of Billy
Bowlegs, painted by Gladys
Lantz of Okeechobee, was
donated to the Historical Society
by the Lantz family and will be
on display at the museum.
Continued From Page 1
Florida Statutes allow law
enforcement officers to use
deadly force if it is necessary to
defend himself or others from
bodily harm while making an
"A careful review of the facts
surrounding this incident as
"v compared to the law, leads me
to conclude that. Deputy Paul
Ferrell was justified in the use of
SBdeadly force against Mr. Rock in
this incident to defend himself or
another from bodily harm while
making an arrest," Mr. Albright
wrote. "Based on this conclu-
sion, I am closing the investiga-
l tion of Deputy Ferrell's use of
force at this time, finding that no
-. .. further action is necessary."
oviders" In August, Sheriff May stated
that members of his department
must qualify on the'gun range
each quarter. He added that Cpl.
Ferrell has received more train-
ing than most road deputies
because he is a member of the
OCSO Special Response Team
Dr. Christopher Robshaw and Georganna Kirk from Flori-
da Community Health Centers, Inc. were honored Oct. 6
with the Lois Potter Hill Award by the Florida Association
of Community Health Centers (FACHC). This award is
presented each year to persons whose commitment and
contributions to the improvement of the health, educa-
tion and social well being of all individuals, especially
those financially less fortunate and whose advocacy for
those individuals with special emphasis on the migrato-
ry agricultural workers in Florida, will long be remem-
bered. Florida Community Health Center staff (left to
right) Dr. Christopher Robshaw, Okeechobee clinical
coordinator, Edwin Brown, president and CEO, and Geor-
ganna Kirk, Okeechobee Center manager.
Continued'From Page 1
the S.E. 31st Street property.
Care of premises and over-
growth were violations charged
against the Huntington Avenue
property owned by the estate of
Leslie H. Atkisson.
Code Enforcement officer
Beth Albert cited Frank J. and
Leone Maheu for construction
without a permit on their N.W.
113th Drive property.
The N.E. Seventh Street prop-
erty owned by Charles Mattox
was cited for care of premises,
trash and debris and over-
Code enforcement officers
found a' condemned mobile
home, trash and debris, over-
grown weeds and storm debris
on the N.E. 104th Court property
owned by Donald Lee Bell.
Silas L. Cook has requested in
writing an additional 60 days to
remove an 'inoperable mobile
home on his N.W. 38th Avenue
The case of Rafael Ayala and
Fidelia Gallegos was tabled from
a previous meeting. They were
charged with construction with-
out a permit on their N.W. 10th
The case of Eddie James Neal
and Sheila Neal was also tabled
form a previous meeting,. They
are .charged with- violation. of
minimum housing standards on
their N.W 13th Street property.
The case of Robert Renard,
was tabled from a previous
meeting. He was charged with
overgrown weeds and care of
premises on his S.E. 35th Lane
The board has decreed that
the N.W. Fourth Street property
of Patricia Ann Julian must be
brought into compliance by Oct.
1.6 or she will face a fine of $50 a
day for every day of noncompli-
Titus A. and Betty M. Sweatt
could face a fine of $25 a day if
their N.W. Sixth Street property is
not in compliance.
Maria A. Anaya could be fined
$250 a day for every day of non-
compliance if buses and unli-
censed vehicles are not removed
from her N.E. 120th Street prop-
Ronald F. and Mary L. Dunn
are facing a fine of $100 a day if
their N.E. 120th Street property is
not in compliance.
Lillie May Scott and Marta
Sherwood have petitioned the
board for a reduction of their
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Parents are invited to Literacy Day at Seminole
We have just completed our
first nine weeks of school. Time
does fly! Look for student report
cards on Oct. 24 and Award
Assemblies will follow on Oct. 25
and 27. Students will be bringing
sales. A very big thank
you for your continued support.
The next PTO meeting will be
on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.
Kindergarten students will be recit-
ing a collection of fall poems.
We held our first Literacy Day
on Thursday, Oct. 13. Teachers
posted student writings and art-
work all over the school. The walls
looked great. Our next Literacy
Day will be on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Parents are invited to visit and read
Ms. Themm's students are set-
fling into the school routine where
they can have some fun while they
learn. They wore pajamas when
learning the letter P, caps for letter
C and brought apples to school for
letter A. They are busy making
bumble bee costumes for the
character parade. Students of the
week have been Visente Gonzalez,
Claudia Moya and Kayla Alder-
Mrs. Johnson's class had a
great time wearing pajamas to
school last week for the letter Pp.
They wore caps for the letter Cc
and ate apples for the letter Aa.
Krystal Toneges was student of the
week last week, and Ray Quan
Futch is student of the week for
Mrs. Jordan's class has been
discussing the signs of fall. They
made scarecrows and wrote sen-
tences describing their scare-
crows. Stars of the week have
been Anthony Mondujano and
Amy Holden. Amy's mother vol-.
unteered one day and helped the
students work on numbers with
the Kitty Kat Bingo Game.
In Mrs. Peterson's class, the stu-
dents are making fall collages and
reading Clifford's First Autumn.
They also read about Christopher
Columbus and made pictures of
his three ships. They are working
on letters Nn, and Dd, as well as
the words we and go. In math they
are working on the numbers 0-10.
Keep practicing at home.
The kindergarten students
enjoyed the literacy day activities.
They learned about fire safety with
a puppet show by the fire depart-
ment. Then they saw the fire truck
and a fireman in all of his equip-
ment. They also learned about
putting out forest fires. Thank you
to the fireman who came to talk
with us and for the fire safety
books they gave us.
The students discussed more
fire safety rules in Mrs. Brown's
class, practiced "stop, drop and
roll" in Mrs. Johnson's class, and
listened to the story "Clifford the
Firehouse Dog" and discussed fire
safety in Ms. Kummer's class.
During literacy day the students
learned about fall by making a
book of fall leaves in Mrs. Jordan's
class. In Ms. Themm's class they
made fall pictures and added real
fall leaves from Ms. Themm's
home in Michigan. What a won-
derful time on literacy day!
Students in Mrs, O'Bannon's
class completed a unit on the sens-
es. The activities they did helped
them see how well they use their
senses to learn about the world
around them. They especially
enjoyed tasting and smelling foods
with their eyes closed.
In reading class, the students
are now learning about blends
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -
Florida's reported crime rate
fell 3.3 percent in the first half
of this year compared to the
same period in 2004, a decline
of almost 10,000 crimes, the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement announced on
Crime in Florida has been
dropping for more than a
decade arid at the end of 2004
had fallen to the lowest rate in
34 years. Officials generally
credit the trend to tougher sen-
tencing laws and increased
prison terms for violent crimi-
nals. Criminologists say other
factors including the economy,
demographic shifts, changes in
drug policy and policing prac-
tices are also atwork.
Among crimes tracked by
state officials, murder was
among those that dropped the
most in the first half of this
year. The homicide rate in the
first six months of 2005 was
down 10.5 percent from the
first half of 2004.
and digraphs and in math are prac-
ticing various math strategies in
order to master the basic addition
and subtraction facts through 10.
In writing, each of the students
wrote a poem for fall called "A Leaf
Congratulations to our Stu-
dents of the Week Lanie Sedatol
and Matthew Guillen.
Miss Dominick's students have
been working hard on writing fall
stories this week. The class created
a scary story together. The stu-
dents also wrote wonderful stories
about what it would be like to be a
scarecrow. The stories will be on
display Thursday and Friday of this
Deoante Garner and Amber
Hudson are the students of the
First grade students in Mrs.
Yeilding's class have been putting
their math facts to good use as
they learn to add and subtract. Did
you know that math facts have rel-
atives? These children are learning
that three numbers can be
arranged into different addition
and subtraction facts that make up
a fact family. Parents, drill your
child on math problems whenever
The Students of the Week have
been Lozaro Nunez and Jahnise
Mrs. Griffis' math class is deep
into using multiplication and divi-
sion knowledge for problem solv-
ing with the help of algebra. We
have been learning the impor-
tance of balancing equations by
using hands-on equations. This
system has us look at an equation
like a balance with each side hav-
ing to'be equal. What a fun way to
learn this concept. We had a blast
with our multiplication facts 90
percent of the class earned a 90
percent or higher on our post test.
These students celebrated with a
snow cone and extra recess.
In reading we are entering the
month of October with our eyes
on Bunnicula. He is the title char-
acter in the book we are reading.
We can't wait to see if he lives up
to his name. Please be sure to take
the time to read with your child
and ask him or her questions
about the story or article he or she
is reading. Reading aloud to your
child (even at this age) is a great
way to, help improve your child's
reading fluency. Additionally, hav-
ing your child retell what he or she
has read is a wonderful' way to
Mrs. Tomlinson's writing class
has been working hard on exposi-
tory writings and is now on their
way to writing some fantastic nar-
ratives. With spooks and pump-
kins all around, the stories are
proving to be quite entertaining.
The class has also been able to do
some poetry as well with exam-
ples of acrostic, rhyming, and this
week we are doing haiku.
In math class, the students are
really enjoying working on expres-
sions and equations. Everyone is
striving to do their best and
remember all the various rules and
properties that go along with that
skill. Multiplication skills are com-
ing along and will continue to
improve with all the practice the
students are receiving.
In social studies, we are work-
ing on the early Native American
projects that will be on display
In science, we are starting our
chapter on matter and will be
enjoying many exciting experi-
ments along the way.
Miss Walker's science classes
have just finished up a unit on
force, energy and motion. Stu-
dents have been looking at the dif-
ferent ways energy is used in our
everyday lives. Students experi-
mented with sound and light ener-
gy to see how it moves, and quick-
ly found out that it travels in waves.
In the reading class, Miss Walk-
er's students created posters
depicting different Asian folktales
and the countries they came from,
and the work has been posted out-
side of Miss Walker's room. Miss
Walker's reading class is getting
ready to begin reading "Mrs. Frisby
and the Rats of NIMH". Students
will be looking at characters,,,the
plot and setting as we begin to
enjoy this novel. The class will be
using their science skills and math
skills. We will begin to integrate
other subjects into our reading
class with this novel. Students
should continue reading at home
in the evenings and weekends to
increase their comprehension and
fluency. Help your child by reading
with them in the evenings!
Mrs. Coldiron's math classes
have been using their algebra skills
lately. Students have been putting
their problem solving skills to the
test in the last few weeks. Students
have been working with inequali-
ties and continue to work on their
multiplication skills. Student still
need help with their multiplication
and division skills. Practice those
flash cards at home.
Mrs. Bailey's social studies class
is beginning to talk about the first
colonies to be settled in America.
Students are looking at the Native
Americans that were located on
the East Coast and what role they
played in the development of the
colonies. Students are continuing
to learn about famous Europeans
who helped found the colonies
Fund honors teacher
A scholarship fund is being
established through the Okee-
chobee Education Foundation in
memory of Joyce Ruth Hacker,
who recently died of lung cancer.
Ms. Hacker was a physical
education teacher that taught in
the Okeechobee County school
system for 30 years.
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or take contributions to the Osce-
ola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St., in Okeechobee. Contribu-
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Okeechobee County School
Board offices at 700 S.W. Second
Checks should be made
payable to the Okeechobee Edu-
cational Foundation, and note
that it is for the Joyce Hacker
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NO FISHING: I am a taxpayer of Okeechobee County for over 30
years. On Sunday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. and when I went down to the pier
to do some fishing and a deputy from the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office told me that I had to leave the park. For three nights now,
I have tried to go fishing at the park and each time I get run off by the
sheriff's office. This past Sunday was the worst. I couldn't believe
that I was told that I had to leave the park or he would take me to the
sheriff's office. I think that it is a crying shame that taxpayers cannot
even go fishing without deputies hassling us and cussing us out and
telling us that we need to leave the park. (Editor's Note: We contact-
ed Sheriff Paul May who said that on the night to which you refer, the
park was closed at the request of the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) as a security concern for Monday, Oct. 10,
when Governor Jeb Bush visited. The sheriff's office was requested
to do this, and they did.1 He went on to say if you think the deputy
was rude, either call or nrake an appointment to see him and he will
speak with you about this matter.)
NO SIREN: What deputy sheriff was going North on U.S. 98
around 5:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11? He had no siren on, just
lights. I was watching traffic in front of me when he blasted his horn
right on my tail, and forced me off the road. If he had had his siren
on, I would have heard him and moved over. (Editor's Note: We
contacted Sheriff Paul May with this and he said the deputy you are
referring to was going to assist another deputy who requested help
in serving a warrant. One of the audible signals that the patrol vehi-
cles are equipped with sounds like an air horn and he used this to
get your attention. The constant sounding of a siren impedes the
deputies' ability to hear important radio calls, so sometimes they
use this horn. Any inconvenience is unfortunate, but necessary.)
YOUTH FOOTBALL: I am one of the parents of one of the kids
who play football for Pop Warner. These guys get out there after
work. They work their tails off all day and then they get out there
with these children. I go around trying to get donations so we can
make our money just like any other organization. But yet people are
complaining about us trying to collect donations. I don't see what
the difference is with us, OCRA or anybody else. We're not nasty. We
clean up after ourselves. I cook out there, I am a professional cook
and I clean up after I am done. We make sure that the paper is
cleaned up. So these people that are complaining should speak with
one of the coaches so we can fix it. I don't see why anyone would
want to damage an organization that is trying to help kids. Come out
and have a burger and watch a game instead of complaining. But if
you have a complaint, take it up with one of the coaches or with the
president of the organization.
IT SHOULD BE KNOWN: This message is for all of those who are
complaining about Pop Warner. I am one of the coaches and I cook
at the concession stand. I would like it to be known that if a child
came up and had no money, he would still be given a hamburger or
hotdog, a sports drink, water or whatever. We take the money out of
our own pockets.
LIGHTED BUS STOPS: My message is about the school bus stops.
Every bus stop needs street lights. We have been trying for over a
year now to get one at 18th Terrace and 38th Trail in Taylor Creek
Isles. There are no sidewalks and the children sit in the dark in the
middle of the road. This is dangerous. Do our officials care so little
for our young people? Safety should be first. At night, you can't even
find 38th Trail because it runs on an angle.
MALL: I would like to express my feelings about the fact that we
don't have a mall in this town. Every other town has one. It's a place
where people can go and there are things to do. There's plenty of
land aroundhere for a mall.. I think that it would add to the commu-
STANDING WATER: This is for the county as they work on the
ditches on the S.W. 22nd Terrace area. They have done a lot of work,
but accomplished nothing. We've got standing water over here.
When will they figure out that water does not run up hill without a
ANTS: This is to the person who got ants in their pizza. You got
more than what you paid for ants are a good source of protein.
Secondly, ants won't eat much. And thirdly, they have to eat too.
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Letter to the Editor
to airport's success
I am extremely grateful to the
Okeechobee News for its coverage
of events and improvements at the
airport, such as the recent com-
missioning of the Automated
Weather Observing System
(AWOS) and the installation of
For the public's knowledge, I
would like to offer one clarifica-
tion. I have been the airport man-
ager since June 29, less than four
months. While I have been
responsible for the. completion of
these projects, they were initiated
three to five years ago by previous
airport managers and other mem-
bers of the county staff.
So, it is most deserving that
public recognition also be given to
former managers Mike Watford,
Leo Connor and Richard Lewis; to
County Administrator George
Long; Deputy Administrator Jim
Threewits; to the airport consult-
ing firm of AVCON in Orlando;
and, to the former and present
members of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioners under whom these proj-
ects were initiated.
I would also like to publicly
thank the personnel of the Okee-
chobee County Roads and Build-
ing Maintenance departments,
and Stan Curren the airport electri-
cian all of whose assistance is
essential in successfully maintain-
ing the operation of the airport.
And surely no one deserves
more credit than Alex Mendoza,
manager of the Okeechobee Jet
Center, and Tim and Dawn Collins
of the Landing Strip Restaurant for
the outstanding reputation of the
airport within Florida's general avi-
As the airport manager, I have
become the name most publicly
associated with the airport but the
many others who contribute to the
present and future success of the
airport should never be over-
looked or forgotten.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets 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.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else inter-
ested are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297:
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
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 Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
chobee. 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,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For
information, call (863) 467-1026.
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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320,
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.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'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 listen to the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them
beauty techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of
treatment. R.S.V.R to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St.,
at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held
every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health
Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call
Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on
each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863)
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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 ot Latter Day. Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There
is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 768-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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
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 questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
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 relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Courtesy photo/"Strolling Down County Roads"/
Faith Raulerson Meserve
Looking Back ...
For many years, the only swimming pool in Okeechobee
was located in the back yard of Ellis and Faith Raulerson
Meserve. The couple built their home on South Parrott
Avenue following the 1928 hurricane. In this photo, four
unidentified friends are enjoying the pool. The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads" is now available at the
Okeechobee Historical Society, U.S. 98 N., or the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.
The price of the book is $35 per copy through Dec. 31.
After that date the per-copy price will be $40. For infor-
mation, send questions to: Okeechobee Historical Soci-
ety, P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226. Do you
have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okee-
chobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee
News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them
while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and informa-
tion about the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer walk planned
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk Tuesday Oct. 18. Those wishing to participate should meet at
the Okeechobee City Police Department at 6:30 p.m. The group
will march around the police department and city hall, praying for
policemen and city officials. Then, the group to will go to Ever-
glades Elementary School to pray for students and teachers at that
school. If you are unable to walk, come and pray on the property.
The Citizens' Observation Patrol will be providing security.
SES advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invit-
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 19 de Octubre, a las 4
p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados
Church hosting drama team, band
The Okeechobee Church of God drama team and band will be
at the Basinger Civic Center on U.S. 441 N. on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish for supper, which will
begin at 6 p.m. Services will start at 7 p.m. The free event is spon-
sored by the Cowboys for Christ. For information contact Doyle
McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at (863) 467-2855.
JJJ council meets Oct. 21
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their
monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 21, in the meeting room at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave., starting at noon. The
purpose of the meeting is to enhance prevention and intervention
of at-risk youth in Okeechobee County. The public is invited. For
information, call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.
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 per-
cent of the funds raised on this day to the Komen foundation. For
information or to make an appointment, call (863) 763-3933.
While appointments are recommended, they are not required.
AARP drivers safety course planned
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will sponsor an
AARP driver safety course on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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
information, contact instructor D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Eastern Star will host breakfast
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will host an
all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107
N.W. Fifth Ave., on Sunday, Oct, 23, from 8 until 11 a.m. The menu
will include homemade biscuits and sausage gravy. The suggest-
ed donation is $4 per person. For information, call Mary Ann Holt
at (863) 763-5210.
VNA to give flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will be giving flu shots
starting Oct. 24 in their offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The shots will be
given from 9 until 11 a.m. and from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday. They will also be given on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. There is no charge for Medicare patients. For those
who do not have Medicare, the charge will be $30.
Martha's House planning banquet
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
Martha's House will hold their annual appreciation banquet on
Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S.
98. The banquet is open to the public and is being held to say
thank you to the community for your continued support in the
fight against domestic violence. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Please RSVP by calling (863) 763-2893.
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Lady Brahman JV wins PBC tourney
The Okeechobee High School
junior varsity volleyball team trav-
eled to West Palm Beach last week-
end to compete in the Palm Beach
Volleyball Classic for junior varsity
teams. Okeechobee won all five of
their matches to claim the tourna-
ment championship and push
their season record to 13-4.
On Friday the Lady Brahmans
defeated Atlantic 25-13, 27-29, 15-
12 and Wellington 25-23, 23-25, 15-
12 to advance to the Gold Division.
On Saturday they picked up
where they left off Friday, beating
host Royal Palm Beach 25-20, 25-
19, and North Broward Prep 25-14,
25-15 to advance to the champi-
onship match against Wellington.
This time they took Wellington
in two games 25-21,25-22.
Members of the junior varsity
volleyball team are: (sophomores)
Katie Murrow, Erin Tewksbury,
Andrea Duenas, Jordyn Nealis,
Brittni Little, Kaylee Eckhardt,
Kylee Eckhardt, Rachael Kauff-
man; and (freshmen) Kari Berger,
, Taylor Pritchard, Stephanie Hor-
vath and Courtney Marker.
YMS net team takes fifth in tourney
The Yearling Middle School
(YMS) girls' volleyball team ended
their season with an excellent
showing in the 16-team junior var-
sity tournament in West Palm
Beach last weekend.
The girls took fifth place with a
The Lady Yearlings opened the
tourney on Friday with a forfeit vic-
tory over Pope John Paul and a 25-
12, 25-20 victory over Royal Palm
Beach. Monica Koger had two
aces, two kills and two blocks;
Jenezzka Koger had four aces,
three kills and a block; Brittany
Herndon had an ace and a kill;
LeAnna Cotton had four aces and
five assists; Kimberly Futch had six
kills; and, Caitlyn Gaucin had eight
The Lady Yearlings lost their first
match on Saturday to Wellington
29-27, 19-25, 7-15. Monica Koger
had two aces, six kills and one
block; Jenezzka Koger had four
aces, three kills and one block;
Herndon had one ace, three kills
Submitted to the Okeechobee News/M.W. Muros
Moving the ball
Saturday mornings bring Youth Soccer League games in
Okeechobee. The season is well under way. Games are
played Saturday mornings, with the first game starting at
9 a.m. in the field across from North Elementary School.
The league is sponsored by the Okeechobee County
OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for
The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses
throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact
coach Enrico or coach Pung at
An organizational meeting will
be held for all interested man-
agers, players and officials of the
Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation 2005 fall adult softball
leagues at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
Oct. 19, at the recreation depart-
ment, 309 N.W. Second St.
Fees are $375 per team for the
men's league (which includes an
annual $25 ISA sanction fee) and
,$300 for the women's league. Fees
must be paid no later than 5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21, to be in the league.
Games are scheduled to begin
the week of Oct. 24.
For information contact the
Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation Department at 309
N.W Second Street, or call (863)
and three saves; Cotton had nine
assists and two saves; Futch had
one ace, one kill and one save; and,
Gaucin had one ace and four
Yearling finished their side of
the bracket with a 14-25, 25-21 15-
12 victory over a strong Benjamin
team. Naomi Stevens had four aces
and six assists; Roxanne Sheffield
had two kills; Monica Koger had
three aces, two kills and two
blocks; Jenezzka Koger had three
aces and one kill; Herndon had
three aces, two kills and one save;
Cotton had two aces, one kill and
two assists; Daiana Fonseca had
one kill and one block; and, Hailey.
Venables did an excellent job with
several digs and two saves.
Frances Bosworth and Vanessa
Bowman played great defense and
had many good passes throughout.
"The girls really played great
volleyball in the tourney and
helped us finish the season on a
high note," stated Yearling coach
Bruce Conrad. "We were all feeling
disappointed about our early exit in
the conference tournament
because we served poorly, and the
girls really stepped up in this tour-
nament. It was great to hear the
compliments that the girls received
from several of the JV coaches
about their exciting play. I want to
personally thank the girls for their
dedication and hard work this year.
We finished the season with a
record of 17-4."
Tournament stats: Monica
Koger 6 aces, 10 kills, 5 blocks;
Jenezzka Koger 11 aces, 7 kills, 2
blocks; Brittany Herndon- 5 aces, 6
kills, 4 saves; LeAnna Cotton 6
aces, 1 kill, 16 assists, 2 saves; Kim-
berly Futch 1 ace, 7 kills,1 save;
Caitlyn Gaucin I ace, 12 assists;
Daiana Fonseca 1 kill, 1 block;
Naomi Stevens 4 aces, 6 assists;
Roxanne Sheffield 2 kills; and,
Halley Venables 2 saves.
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October 30, 2005 Okee-Tantie Back Ramp
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 14,
through Sunday, Oct. 20, are as fol-
Theatre I "Wallace and
Gromit" (G) Showtimes: Friday at 7
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 4:15
and 7 p.m.; Monday at 3 p.m.; Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at
4:15 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Into the Blue" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 9 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 9
p.m.; Monday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2 and
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-
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-1199.
Ad Litem program
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon. Vol-
unteers are needed in St. Lucie,
Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two hours
of your time each week will make
a difference in the lives of these
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced 6f singTd"'Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation
aides and assistance in developing
a youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact Rick Hargraves at EYDC,
7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okee-
chobee, Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174,
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiv-
ing chapters from popular books
in your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The pro-
gram is currently serving children
age birth to kindergarten age.
Both parents must be working or
attending some type of school or
training. There, is an income limit
based on family size. Call 1-(866)
273-6340 to be placed on the wait-
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
BURIAL PLOTS- (2) Evergreen
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CAT- neutered male, call to
EYE GLASSES- prescription,
found on Hwy 70 across
from Post Office
KEYS- set of keys found at
Post Office in LaBelle, call to
MANS RING- found at landfill,
call to identify.
TERRIER MIX- Young, Male,
Butterscotch color, Vic SW
16th St. (863)357-2602
BLACK LAB- female, about
100 lbs. spayed, no collar,
vic of Gordy Road & Okee-
chobee Rd. REWARD.
Lost: 1730 Nextel cell phone,
black body glove cover, RE-
RING: Pearl w/diamonds. Lost
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STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terrier
Dark choc. brindle color, looks
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cash reward. (239)633-6522
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We are accepting applicants
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Apply in person @
Lehman Auto Body
265 Hwy 98 N or
fax resume @
People skills & references
Send resume to:
Okeechobee Golf & CC
405 N.E. 131st Lane
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
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IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR
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Only Qualified and Experienced
Apply in person at
EMORY WALKER CO. INC.
208 S.W. 5th Avenue
Top Pay, 401 K,
Paid Vacation, & Medical
For experienced Waitress.
FOR SURVEY CREW
$20/hr. for Experienced Crew
Chief. $40/hr. Min./Wk. for
all Personnel. Primary job
location in Okeechobee.
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
Hibbet Sports, a full line
sporting goods store, is hiring
in Okeechobee. Apply at: 2105
South Parrott Ave,, Suite 103,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
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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.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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Must be 18 years of age. Have transportation and
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Superior Water Works, Inc.
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917 S.W. Park St.. Okeechobee FL.
Must be 21 yrs of age.
Excellent benefits. Apply at:
10800 NE 128th Ave
No Phone Calls Please.
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting applica-
tions for the position of Loan Assistant. College
degree pref. &/or 5 yrs. related exp. in financial
services. MS Word & Excel. Ability to maintain Ex-
cel spreadsheets, collect & post payments to ac-
counts, process loan applications, assist with
Credit & Finance program. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications to
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Well ESTABLISHED INSURANCE AGENCY
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Praxair, A World Leader in In-
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for various positions in our
fill plant facility. Exc. health-
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must be able to pass back-
ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 16th
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls
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and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
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will receive a $200 sign-
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Must have Class A CDL
license. Benefits Available.
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Child Care Needed4l 0
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
LOVING COUPLE- to care
for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
w/Refs. (863)467-9439 or
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C, 31/2 ton with air-handler,
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
AIR CONDITIONER- 24,000
BTU's, Works good $150.
AIR CONDITIONERS- 15,000
BTU's Works good $75.
MOBILE HOME AC/HEAT 3
ton unit, 2yrs new, $1000
FIRE ENGINE TOY Wind up,
at least 100 yrs old. $500
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
antique, not In cabinet, in car-
rying case, $75.
SINGER SEWING MACHINE-
Treadle, beautiful, with table,
CHEST FREEZER-very good
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
white, like new condition.
$430 both or trade for home
RINGER WASHER w/ double
Stubs. Works good. $50
WASHER & DRYER GE, han-
dles large loads, very good
WASHER & DRYER- excellent
condition, $125 for the set
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $200.
Washer & Dryer, Stackable,
white, Westinghouse, exc.
cond., $175. (863)467-6423
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
LEARNING LIBRARY Young
Students, 23 volume set +
atlas. $40 (407)436-1901
SCREEN ROOM 18'x10' w/
3" poly (alum-insul-alum) roof.
Sliding window. Like new
CLOSET DOORS (2) Sliding,
6 Ft. & SHOWER DOOR: Glass
Sliding $30 neg. for all, or will
FLORIDA ROOM- disassem-
bled, 12x30, fully insulated,
vinyl windows, 2 doors,
$2000 neg (863)467-9347
STORM PANELS- 1650 SQ' of
used light gauge aluminum.
Great condition, $2 per sq'
for all or $2.25 per sq' for
partial Call for existing sizing.
BABY CRIBS (2) with drawers
underneath, complete with
everything. $250 will sell
CRIB BEDDING SET Cowboy
design w/ lots of extras. Must
see!! Pd $1000+ asking
$400 neg. (863)763-6297
Shop here first!
The classified ads
PLACE SETTING FOR 8, Ro-
senthal China, w/all additional
pieces, wheat pattern, $400
BOYS WINTER CLOTHES-
18mo.-2year Excellent con-
dition $15. takes all.
CLOTHES- 0-3 mo. 3 piece
outfit. Great for pictures.
Worn 1 time for photographs
BARBIE DOLLS- (3)Special
Millennium Edition, Angel of
Joy, Angelic Inspiration $150
will sep. (863)634-9526
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection $500 or best offer
Compaq- Pentium 3 desk pro
Win. XP many programs &
Game video card & DVD-
player $200. (866)529-0057
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
IBM COMPUTER- complete
w/17" monitor, Win XR PDVD,
CD burner, $350 or best of-
LAPTOP- Dell Inspiron, $400
with all in one printer, never
used, all paperwork & disc
w/cd burner (863)233-1140.
LAPTOP- Dell, Pentium 4, In-
spiron 9100 17", 100gb,
with extras, $1700 or best
offer (863)467-7076 Iv msg.
KNIFE MAKING- Acety-
lene/Oxygen tanks, hoses &
gauges, drill presses, multi
BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
BED, Craftmatic, Single,
Heats, Elevates & Massages.
BED- King size, Serta mat-
tress, Box springs & frame.
Good condition $250.
BED- Mechanical, $95 or best
COUCH & KING SIZE BED-
couch is bone leather, $350
for all will sell separate
COUCH & MATCHING CHAIR-
CRAFTMATIC BED w/Massag-
er. $300 (863)467-2999
DAVENPORT antique, white.
Gold Chair & Daybed. $550
for all, will separate.
DESK, Wooden, $50.
DINETTE SET antique, white,
6 chairs, 2 leaves, full pad,
buffet & china cabinet. $350
ELECTRIC BEDS, (2), Serta,
twin, new condition, pd
$2000, asking $500 or best
END TABLES, (2), heavy,
wood, $30 will sell separate-
KING SIZE MATT & BOX-
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
LOVE SEAT- Beige, $50
Queen Bed, brass headboard,
Queen Size Bed, mattress, box
spring, metal frame, $150.
QUEEN SLEEP SOFA, never
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
SOFA & RECLINER- beige
leather, matching, $250
SOFA- 8', Off white with 4'
loveseat. Good condition.
Antique satin. $450 for both.
SOFA, LS & CHAIR- good
condition, like new paid
$750 asking $175
TANNING BED Brand new
Pd $2000 asking $1000
Triple Dresser, w/ Ig. mirror,
light brown, 3 sm. drawers &
4 Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
TRUNDLE BED- Extra large,
incl dust ruffle, comforter &
2 shams. $150.
TWIN BED- light pine color,
wood w/laminate, includes
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART, Gas, Teal w/hard
top. Excellent condition. $2500
BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
BROWNING RIFLE Model
Bar, 270 cal, 3x9 Redhead
scope. Good shape. Asking
Desert Eagle, 44 Magnum,
black, $950. (304)667-7855
Taurus, 44 Magnum, stain-
less, red dot, $650.
Bosal with horse hair reins. A available
$3 $850. will separate. Also available:
La- (863)675-2106 How to Stencil If You Think You Can't guidebook
DRESSAGE SADDLES- 2,
:er) Passier Wintec $650 Will (No. HP2015) $5.95
ves separate (863)675-2106
ani- PALOMINO- Registered Mini Please add $3.00 s&h
Stud. $500. (863)763-3631
Stud.$500.(863)763-Fe31 To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
iair. clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires, U-Bild Features address and the name of
old, new, $300 (863)357-5754.
can P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
00, RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $475. Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
icro WEED EATER Home Lite, Or call (800) 82-U -BILD
an I gas, good shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-7428 craftbook.com
s 29 ZERO TURN MOWER, 1994
tor- Scag, 52" cut. $2000 or best Money Back Guarantee
* Rentals Real Estate Recreation
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids Moving,
need to sell. Papers Will sac T i| I i I sI
rifice $350. (863)697-2717
Looking for Stud for Miniature Apartments 905 Business Places Bats RV 3010
Pinscher. Call Janet for more Business Places 910 Sale 1005 Cam ers 301
details. (863)610-0255 Commercial Commercial Marine 301ccessories
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24, Property 915 Property Sale 1010 Marine Miscellaneous3020
with tray, asking $20. Condos.,' Condos/ Mor cyles 3025
(863)675-1033. Townhouses Rent920 Townhouses Sale1015 Motorcycles 3030
(863)675-1033. Farm Property Farms Sale 1020 Sport Vehies/ATVs 3035
MINI DOXIE- male, neutered, Rent 925 Houses Sale 1025
2yrs old, Dapple, $200 seri- House Rent 930 Hunting Property 1030
OUS inquiries only. Land Rent 935 Investment
S (863)699-2261. Resort Property Property Sale 1035 ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/trlr,
Rent 945 Land Sale 1040 2 motors 2 trolling motors,
MINI DOXIES- AKC, blk/tan, Roommate 950 Lots Sale 1045 fsm irsder,2atrolring ms
M/F, taking deposits, ready Rooms to Rent 955 Open House 1050 seats, S2000(863)635-3627.
November, $450. Storage Space Out of State seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.
(863)699-2261 Rent 960 Property Sale 1055 ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trail-
MINIATURE DACHSHUND-1yr Property Inspectionl060 er, 1612 Ft. w/40 hp engine.
old female, red, long hair, AKC ~Real Estate Wantedl065 $2000. (863)674-0067
& CKC reg. Wonderful inside"A p -- 9 Resort Property -
& CKC reg. Wonderful inside Sale 1070 BASS TRACKER aluminum,
pet $350 (863)675-7662 FURNISHED APT- all utilities Warehouse Space 1075 17', 40HP new all galv. trail-
MINIATURE PINSCHERS, AKC paid, mature adults only, No Waterfront Property 1080 er, excellent condition $1500
9 vwks. Adorable. Black/Tan, 2 pets, on water, Call between (863)517-1273
M. Tails docked, 2nd shots. 9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044 I BASS TRACKER '89,16Ft, 35
$350 863-946-3857 Lake Port hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
NANDY CONURE PARROT, Remodeled, 1BR/1BA, at Oak Tournament Series, 24 volt
very sweet, $160 with cage. Tree, $650, 1st, last, $600 NEWI!! Waterfront 3B/R 535 Hummingbird. Live well.
(863)673-5038security.863-634-3340 homes available starting at Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863673-038$310,000. Close to town. (863)763-6065AskforKen
PARROT CAGES- (4) large, i Split plans, Owner suites,
$1100 for all will se separ- P I large kitchens, 2 car garage. BASSTENDER, '99, 10 ft., live
ate. (863)673-5038. Wont last! (863)763-6376 well, trolling mtr., fits in a
ReD N863)3-5 m. OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2ba. 1st OKEECHOBEE 2700 sq ft 4/ truck bed, fish anywhere,
REOKEECHOBEE 2700 sq ft 4/2, $500. (863)484-0109
RED NOSE PIT BULL- male, & last months rent. Please call SW area, 1 ac., w/Grandfather
(863)697-3346.$100, call anytime formoreinfo.(863)634-2121 Oaks, inground pool, $350000 BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
(63)697-6. Owner/Agent 863-634-1893. Outboard Motor. Motor needs
RING NECK PARROTS (2) TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail. work. $500 or best offer.
olive green, $250 for both or Now, Fully furnished, pool, Waterfront Home, NEW! (863)634-8519
will sep. (863)946-3585 tennis. 2BR, $1000 + until. 2 story, 4 Bed /21/2 bath,
215-598-3515/359-7779 energy efficient, BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
P m nGreat Location! Family nized. Good shape. $150.
Supi I s I room, eat-in kitchen, lots 863-674-1105.
READING A of storage, 2 car garage,
ABOVE GROUND POOLIViA$32500. MUST SEE! BOAT TRAILER, galvanized,
nyl, 31/' deep, 16'around. N PAPER (863)763-6376 good shape for 18' boat,
Chemicals & accessories in- n 350. (772)342-7304
eluded. $150 (863)763-0252 HELPSYOU il COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
GET INVOLVED IN il omes 140 Johnson Outboard, bi
SGETNVOVED IN mini top, good trlr., Must
BTH COMM-068 THE OMMUNIT JW41"1 Sell,$3500.(863)612-1648
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent FIBERGLASS BOAT 15
w/ condition, 18 jets, Seats 6 MJohnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
w/ condition, 18 je ts 6 Mobile ome Lots 2005 trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
275 (863)983-7751 Wi. Mobe Home- Pars 2010 Will deliver. (863)993-3936
S // Mobile Homes Rent 2015 FORCE MERCURY '91-
kari /c IIMobile Homes Sale 2020 150HP, asking $1200 w/20ft
arly boat and trailer
S GOLF BALLS (100) $40. MobileHome(863)824-0076
S (863)697-19395 PONTOON BOAT, 20' w/Brand
12 wound new trailer & new seats. 55 hp
ery 12 newspaper OKEE- D/W, 3br, 2ba, on the motor w/power tilt. Canopy
e S afor readers have water $1100. mo. + 1st, top. $4000 (863)467-1552
PIONEER TOWER SPEAKERS, more fun! SE 32nd St.(863)634-3312 PONTOON BOAT '94 Weeres
S(2), for home entertainment Fisherman Deluxe, 20'. 40 hp
center or stereo, $100 neg. OUSLEY ESTATES 3BR, Mercury Trolling motor, trir. &
(863)983-7915 2BA. Dbl wide. No pets, non more. $6000. 863-763-2203
smoking. Available now.
on- One man's trash is Please call (863)357-1517 POWER WENCH- 12volt, nev-
,ss another man's treas- er used, ball hitch adapter
fr. ure. Turn your trash TREASURE ISLAND, 2/2, Fur- plate, 10' remote control,
to treasure with an ad nished. Available now. Very $275 (863)675-8420.
in the classified. 0 private lot w/screen porch, etc.
_ife- $1000 mo. 863-357-3639 RANGER CHEROKEE 216'02
Newly remodeled, 3/2, tile WATERFRONT PROPERTY w/'03 60 hp 4 stroke Yamaha,
ost. o I 4 remodl,34Tacres, ker e chobe LakE trolling & trlr. Engine less than
t. roughout, 4a perfect ke o 3br, 2be Lake 1Ohr. $10,900 863-467-9854
for horses, $1100 mo. access, No pets. $1100 mo
pti- Flat Screen TV, Phillips, 32", (561)756-3724 st &sec. dep. 561-236-9003 SPORTSCRAFT 151/ Ft., Tri
Pro- $250. (863)634-5943 OKEECHOBEEonHwy. 70W. Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
,OKEECNOBEE on Hwy. 70 W. 70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
ner. MAGNAVOX 52" High Defini- 3 Bdrm., 2 Bath. on 10 Acres. OEpErluy tires. $1500 (863)357-1642
de- tion, big screen, 6 mos old, Horses & Pets Welcome. (863)
black, mint cond. w/remote $1300. mo. (863)634-3262 OKEECHOBEE, 14X70, 2 Findt faster.Sellitsooner
Life $800 FIRM (863)673-3134 OKEECHOBEE, 14X70, 2BD n the classified
cor& TV, Magnavox, Color, Con- Treasure Island Canal ac- 2627 1st St. Rent or up-
52 ole. 27"? Works & Looks 1 1/2 BR, 2BA, 1niFbgle. tiontobuy. $83K 697-6397
good.$60.(863)357-1560 couple, no pets, shared laun- PARK MODEL '98 furnished, ROCKWOOD ULTRA LGHT '99
ise E dry, priv. entrance & drive, 2br, 2ba, on the water w/ 25', w/ bunks, excellent condi-
sis- $800 mo. Call dock, lots of extras, tion, ready to use w/extras
god ENERATOR, Cole863-697-9974. (863)467-8079 $6999 neg. (863)674-0785
Watts, 10 hp B&S Engine.
Used for-1 Hurricane. Like
new. $425 (863)467-7838
ass PRESSURE WASHER 2500
P863)635 -26 Do-It- Yourself Ideas
ep. PSI, 6.5 h/p $150 o,- ourse d s
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $250
3 TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
00. top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.
nes VHS TAPES 50-75 $300 for
ide. all (863)763-8943.
RC- i..,- % -
or WANTED: FL ART N v r .
A.E. Backus, H. Newton, .
urg Highwaymen Art. Paying
eant $2004$5000 (772)562-5567
agriculture iStenciling for Beginners
ER, Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur-
SFarm Equipment 805 face, and you donwhave to be an artist to have fun
0 Farm FeedProducts 10o and make quality stencil prints. All you need is a
S Farm Produce 820 full-color, 27-page guidebook, "Stenciling Made
offered 85 Easy For Beginners." The book features all of the
Ior- Farm Supplies/ .Es .
i & Services Wanted 830 information you need to get started, plus step-by-step
675 Fertilizer 835 p
34 Horses 840 instructions for nine projects. You'll learn tech-
400 Supplies 845 niques such as swirling, pouncing and shading, what
LivestocknGarden 855 types of paints and brushes to use, how to cut your
Poultry/Supplies 860 own stencils plus much more.
PIG- Flowers 865 The projects include a French flower bucket, a
Erfea l| N wooden planter (pictured above), a canvas vest,
ring designs for stenciling on walls, a tablecloth and nap-
es- AQHA 4yr old Sorrel Mare. i
S Doc O'lena/Zan Parr Bar kins plus four others.
r, 9 Broodmare prospect or train
& your way. Sound, UTD Stenciling Made Easy for Beginners guidebook
17or $2000. (863)763-2692
7 CIRCLE Y SHOW SADDLE & (No. P9280) .. $8.95
10 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 18, 2005
TARA RV- '76, 35' Furnished
w/8'x35' FL/rm attached, new
tile & carpet. Full size Frig &
stove. W/outside storage/rm,
$7500. (863)532-0063 or
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your cl dean up a breeze
HONDA SHADOW 1985, Runs
great, good condition. Gas
saver. $1500. or best offer.
HONDA XR50 Kids dirt bike,
new MX Tires, well maintained,
garage kept, low hours $800
or best offer (863)467-6434
MOTOR SCOOTER Boreem
Jia series. Like new. Pd.
$450 asking $250 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area
SUZUKI KATANA 600 '96,
11K, New tires, Garage kept,
Black/purple, Nice bike $2500.
YAMAHA Dirt Bike, YZ175
Two stroke, runs but needs
work. $300 (863)763-3110
YUMBO CRUISER '04- 50
miles, dressed out, good be-
ginner bike, 200 cc, $2500
MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
TERRY 5TH WHEEL- 36',
Comfortable to live in. New
tires good cond. No slides
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 404
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
5TH AVENUE '89- runs good,
needs brakes, $600 neg.
A DONATED CAR, truck, boat
or trailer. (any kind) can
mean vocational training for
someone-in an alcohol &
drug program or transporta-
tion for a single parent fami-
ly. Tax deductible, prompt
pick up. (866)855-0902.
Stepping Stones Christian
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $950
CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE
'77- runs okay, asking $225
CHEVY CAVALIER '97 Runs
good, 4 door $1500
CHEVY EUROSPORT '88-
$900 or best offer, runs
FORD MUSTANG, 1965, auto,
vinyl top, $7999.
DODGE AVENGER SPORT '99-
auto, pw, pl, V6, cold AC,
96K, $3000 (863)467-7076
FORD TAURUS '95 Engine
runs excellent, dark green,
needs minor trans work. $500
or best offer (863)763-1138
LIMO: 1985 CHRYSLER NEW
YORKER, Runs good, Very
dependable, 4 cyl., auto.
$1200 neg. (863)697-6732
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Good shape, $1500.
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
TOYOTA CELICA '92- con-
vertible, exc cond, $2500
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
FLAT BED TRAILER- 45ft,
very good condition, asking
BRONCO II '89- good shape,
problem w/trans, eng rebuilt
45K miles, good tires, new
parts $1200 (863)805-8789
DODGE RAMCHARGER 1986,
4x4, Parts or As Is. Asking
$950. Call (863)357-3107
FORD BRONCO 1978, Make
good buggy. $650 or best
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Full
Size, Runs needs some TLC,
FORD EXPLORER, '98, 4x4,
59k mi., new suspension,
$6900 or best offer.
FORD F350, '84, very good
cond., 4 whl. dr., runs,
$2500 or best offer.
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
JEEP WAGONER- '84, Fair
condition, Runs good. $500
or best offer. (863)675-8074
E350 FORD VAN 85- w/6.9
diesel, exc. motor & drive
train, new tires, rusty body,
$1200 neg (561)684-9007.
AIRAID INTAKE SYSTEM- Fits
'01-'02 Chevy Heavy Duty,
6.0 Engine. $200 or best of-
American Racing Wheels- 4,
For F250, 8 lug Mojave
w/teflon. Caps/tuner lugs, +
Spare $325 863-610-1000
CHEVY BERETTA 1992, Good
for parts. $100
CHEVY TRUCK RALLY
WHEELS (5) 8" wide & '69 Ca-
mero 3 core Radiator $120
will sep. (863)634-0526
Chrome WhIs, Ultra, 17x9, 8
lug for '04 Dodge, 305/70/17
buckshots & fender flares,
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $200 or best
SUPER CHIP- #2715 fits '96-
'03 Chevy 4.8L, 5.0, 5.3,
5.7, 6.0, 7.4 & 8.1 $200. or
best offer (863)634-1668
TIRES (4) like new, Firestone
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
WILD COUNTRY RADIALS -
RVT, 33x12.50x15, on 6 lug
aluminum wheels. $400
CHEVY 3/4 350 TBI, '87-
Crewcab, 4x2, runs good,
rusty but trusty, $2000 neg.
Chevy Cheyenne 1500, 1991,
4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250.
CHEVY S10 '84 w/ rebuilt
350, 4x4, too many extras to
list. $3800 or best offer
(863)444-0371 Leave msg.
Chevy S10, '94, 2x4, 4 cyl., 5
spd., $1800 or best offer.
CHEVY SO1 Pick Up 1985,
Partially restored. Needs to be
finished. Runs good. $1200.
Chevy S10 Pickup, '88, runs
good, $1150 or best offer.
FORD F100 '76 New tires &
muffler system. Standard
transmission. Runs good.
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500. neg. (863)697-2032
FORD F350 '84-Flatbed dually.
Moving, must sell!! $1000 or
best offer (239)369-3550
truck is in LaBelle
FORD RANGER, '90, runs
great, camper top, clean,
good body, $1500 or best
SUBURBAN '83- 3/4 ton die-
sel, overhauled transmission,
rungs good $1800
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12'x5',
converted stock trailer, dbl.
axle, good for storage,
$1200 neg. (863)697-9704
LAWN TRAILERS, (2),
(1) 5x10 w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1300. (863)357-5754
TRAILER 14', heavy duty,
tandem drop axle, flat deck,
4x4 channel frame, 2x4 box
$1400 neg. (772)342-7304
Trailer, 10x5, drop deck, good
cond., heavy duty, $450.
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
DODGE CONV VAN '96, High-
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
the Youth Council to which all persons
Date& Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Invesiment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
Wokforce Develpment Board
of e treasure Ebast
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
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NOTICE FOR PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES--
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Section 287 055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
cilities (SREF), the DISTRICT BOARO OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER COMMU-
NITY COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
(CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project:
CONSTRUCTION OF A
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
AT THE FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
The project will consist of
Work ith the project .1 .I din valueennineer-
ing, the evelopme of i i I ... (GMP), and constectioon
Business entities interested in providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
- Qualifications for providing the required services must be received bv the deadline
of 2-00 o m local time Tuesday November 1 2005 in the IRCC Facilities Plan-
nine Office at 3209 Virginia Avenue Buildino "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S" Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
or by calling 772-462-7360; or by e-mailing your request t6 email@example.com.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
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Book group's schedule announced
The Okeechobee County Library book discussion group will
begin meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27. The group's schedule is: Thurs-
day, Oct. 27, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi -- a memoir
and literary criticism by a former Iranian professor who secretly
teaches western literature in her living-room.; Thursday, Nov. 17,
"Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. This novel tells the story of Amir,
the son of a wealthy businessman and of his father's servant's son,
Nassan. Amir grows up in 1970s Afghanistan, leaving during the war
and returning there to live as a man.; Thursday, Dec. 15, "Nickels and
Dimes" by Barbara Ehrenreich a journalist records how difficult it
is to sustain oneself on minimum wage.; and, Thursday, Jan. 26,
"Master Butcher's Singing Club" by Louise Erdrich. This is a novel
woven with intrigue, romance and humor, and is an emotionally
complex tale of European immigrants who have settled in the fiction-
al town of Argus, N.D. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For information, call Jan Fehrman
at (863) 357-9980.
County plans fall festival
The second annual Okeechobee County fall festival will be held
Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at the Okeechobee County. Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E. Admission and parking is free for all spectators and
participants. Gates will open at noon on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on
Sunday. Events slated for Saturday include: arts, crafts, specialty mer-
chandise, food and a bounce house and slide for children. A trick-or-
treat greet for the children will start at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Par-
ents and children alike can wear costumes. Main Street will also hold
a pet costume contest on Saturday evening. For information and
entry applications, contact Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN. On Sun-
day, the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association will put on a ranch
rodeo. For information or entry applications, call (863) 634-3265. For
vendor and general event information, call (863) 763-1666.
Civil Air Patrol plans fundraiser
The Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron is attempt-
ing to raise funds for basic operations of the unit, equipment and uni-
forms for cadet members. The squadron will be holding an aircraft
wash at the Okeechobee County Airport from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on
Oct. 29. For information on the fundraiser, contact Deputy Comman-
der Gene O'Neill at (863) 763-3212.
Pet costume contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street is hosting a pet costume contest at the
Oct. 29 Fall Festival at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on
S.R. 70 E. Dress your pet for Halloween and enter therh into the con-
test. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Church plans Oktoberfest celebration
Peace Lutherah 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 (863) 763-5042.
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 baking contest and prize giveaways. For information, contact
Niki Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wetherington at (863) 763-
Church hosting concert
Rayz of the Son will be appearing at Living Word of Faith Church,
1902 S. Parrott Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Mary Lanier will
also be performing. There is no charge for the concert. Everyone is
invited. For information, call the church at (863) 763-6869.
Bass club plans free fishing tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will sponsor its 20th annual free Kids'
Day fishing Festival on Oct. 30 at the airboat ramp area of Okee-.
Tantie Campground and Marina. The event will run from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster Casting Kids competition will take place
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by a live fishing competition from
1 until 4 p.m. All children between the ages of 7 and14 are encour-
aged to compete in the Bassmaster Casting Kids competition. Chil-
dren between the ages of 4 and 14 are invited to compete' in the live
fishing competition. For information, contact Dave Stout at (863)
Benefit barbecue is planned
The Good Spirits Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a barbecue
on Oct. 30 from 2 until 8 p.m. to benefit John and Connie Stanley,
who recently had their mobile home destroyed by fire. Pork, cole
slaw, potato salad, green beans and baked beans will be served. The
cost will be $5 per plate. For information, contact the Good Spirits
Lounge.at (863) 763-2734.
Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.,
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m..
The pool is not open during school hours. For information, contact
the pool office at (863) 467-7667.
Alternative Halloween festival slated
The First Baptist Church and More-2-Life Ministries will host their
annual Fall Fest in Flagler Park #6 on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. This year's Halloween alternative festival is open to all ages
and appropriate costumes. There will be games, food and candy pro-
vided. For information, call (863) 763-2171.
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.
VNA hosting free memory screenings
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 208 S.E. Park St., will host
free memory loss screenings on Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. Screenings will be done by appointment. To make an
appointment, call Donna True at 800-861-7826, ext. 1, or (772) 285-
6291. The screenings will be done by a nurse or social worker from
St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center. Screenings are open to anyone
concerned about memory loss.
Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale Friday, Nov. 4, and
Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the
Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at S.E. Fourth Street and
Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations will be accepted
at this location.
Chamber hosting chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a bar-
becue chicken dinner on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Flagler
Park #2. A drive-up curbside area will be designated. The dinner will
include: barbecued chicken (white meat $6 and dark meat $5) with
baked beans, potato salad, roll and a cookie. Tickets are available at
the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; Rustic Ranch Furniture, 123
S.W. Park St; or, from any Chamber board member. Orders can be
faxed to (863) 763-3531 and paid for when the meal is picked up. For
information, contact the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
VFW Ladies group plan garage sale
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is now accepting your donations for
their Nov. 4 and 5 garage sale to be held at the VFW Post #10539,
located 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be sausage, biscuits and gravy
served for breakfast at the sales, as well as Sloppy Joes for lunch at
the Nov. 4 sale.
Church to host annual bazaar
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will hold their
annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the
,church fellowship hall at 200 N.S. Second St. There will be a variety
of items including crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods,
white elephant items and a silent auction. A lunch consisting of soup
and sandwiches will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds
from the bazaar will to mission projects. For information, call (863)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to request a
vendor packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis
of the Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.
Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a
special Adult Tea Party for current and former Girl Scouts and Girl
Guides. All adults who have been involved in Girl Scouting or Girl
Guides over the years and those who were Girl Scouts in their youth
are invited. 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. The Scouts
are also looking for old uniforms and books for a display. For infor-
mation, contact Laurie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.
GPS training program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS.
training program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the Global:
Maritime Distress and Safety System and how it can get you out of:
trouble. Anyone considering buying new electronics for their boat.
should attend this program and learn how the GPS unit, marine'
radio, and how the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon are
linked together. Seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for informa-
tion or to pre-register.
Chamber plans fall festival
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their-
annual fall festival in Flagler Park Nov. 19-20. Vendor applications are.
available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information
call (863) 763-6464.
By John Pain
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI Tropical Storm
Wilma strengthened after get-
ting into the history books
Monday, continuing on a path
that could mean yet another
powerful hurricane slam-
ming into the U.S. Gulf Coast
and Mexico as early as the
weekend, forecasters said.
Wilma became the
Atlantic hurricane season's
21st named storm before
dawn, tying the record set in
1933 and exhausting the list of
storm names. It could
strengthen into the year's
12th hurricane by Tuesday.
That many hurricanes formed
in 1969, the most since record
keeping began in 1851.
"I think the message is
that the season is certainly
not over. People in the Gulf
Coast are going to have to
watch Wilma," said Max
Mayfield, director of the
National Hurricane Center in-
At 5 p.m. EQT, Wilma had
top sustained winds of about
50 mph, up 10 mph from ear-
lier in the day. It was centered
about 255 miles south-south-
east of Grand Cayman and
drifting south before an
expected turn west.
Put a spin on your holiday baking!!
% Okeechobee Holiday Traditions,
an Okeechobee News Special Section,
Swill be featuring cherished recipes, craft ideas
and holiday traditions of your friends and
neighbors and we want yours, too! .
Do your kids cook?
We are welcoming recipes for our
"Kids Cook" portion of this section,
if your kids enjoy cooking and have a favorite
recipe they would like to share
Please send it in.
Deadline for entries is Oct. 25, 2005
Please send to: ,
P.O. Box 639
^ Okeechobee, FL 34973
One Lucky Participant Will Receive A Nice Holiday Gift! i
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