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Vol. 96 No. 304 Monday, October 31, 2005 504 Plus tax
A free "Trick-or-Treating In
The Park" event will be held in
two of Flagler Parks on Oct. 31
- parks three and four. Kids
ages 13 and under are invited to
dress up in their Halloween
costumes and line up to receive
candy from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Children's games, light refresh-
ments, music and entertain-
ment will be part of the scene.
Schools are in session today.
Okeechobee County Super-
intendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper also stated that any
scheduling of make-up days
will not affect the November
schedule so that staff and par-
ents may proceed with plans
for the Thanksgiving holiday
The annual Taylor Creek
Bass Club's Kids Fishing Tour-
nament originally scheduled for
Oct. 30 at Okee-Tantie has been
postponed until further notice.
For information contact
Dave Stout, vice-president of
the Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
at (863) 467-2255.
boat ramps open
The public boat ramps,
parking lot and docks are open
at Okee-Tantie Campground
Work on the campground is
continuing. The FEMA trailers
will be removed as all have
been deemed unsafe.
COE: Hoover Dike
weathered the storm
Jacksonville (AP) -- Herbert
Hoover Dike performed excep-
tionally well before, during and
after Hurricane Wilma, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District announced
Gauges at structures around
the lake indicated no unusual
readings immediately following
the storm. Inspectors began
examining the dike within
hours after the storm had
passed to -confirm its stability
and plan for emergency repairs,
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
I'Ilan 5Iadds S.5M for NOAA
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Pumpkins: A Halloween tradition
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Pumpkins seem to be balanced precariously in front of this home. They are actually a
balloon type decoration kept inflated by a motorized fan.
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Usually, pumpkins grow on vines on the ground, but this pumpkin tree was seen in the
southwestern part of the city.
By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
The shocking details of the
kidnapping of 9-year-old Jessica
Lunsford, from her own bed, gal-
vanized lawmakers across the
country into action. Jessica was
taken from her bed the night of
February 23, 2005, allegedly by
Robert Couey, a convicted sex
offender who had moved to a
new location, about 2 miles
from the Lunsford home with-
out notifying police of his
address change, as required by
Robert Couey's half-sister
lived across the street from the
Lunsford's home and was a fre-
quent visitor there. After a fruit-
less three-day search for Jessica,
Mr. Couey was picked up and
questioned in the disappear-
ance. Police found Jessica, still
clutching her favorite toy, buried
in a shallow grave under the
back porch of Robert Couey's
sister's mobile home across the
street from the Lunsford home.
The nature of the crime, so
See Schools Page 2
City Council to
By Audrey Blackwell
The city will discuss com-
munication during hurricanes
at their meeting Tuesday, Nov.
1. Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford requested the topic be
placed on the agenda.
In other new business, the
council will vote on a zoffing
change and set Dec. 6 as a final
public hearing date for Bertha
Williams for property at 412
S.E. Second St. Her zoning
change was approved at the
city's planning meeting Thurs-
day, Oct. 27 and the planning
board is recommending the
city council approve the meas-
Mrs. Williams lost her home
during Hurricane Jeanne last
year and wants to build a new
home to replace it.
The council will also con-
duct the following business:
Receive the annual update
from Okeechobee Main Street;
consider a 12 percent
reduction in parking request
for White House Plaza;
See Council Page 2
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
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Opinion ............ .4
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Sports ............. .7
TV ............... 10
Weather ............ 2
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Hurricane Recovery Updates
The Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E, is no
longer distributing ice and water.
The midnight until 6 a.m. cur-
few in Okeechobee County has
Indian River Community Col-
lege in Okeechobee is open and
classes are meeting at their nor-
mally scheduled times.
A boil water notice is still in
effect for Okeechobee until fur-
The City of Okeechobee will
begin debris removal Monday,
Oct. 31, in the southwest quad-
rant. Please separate debris into
two piles one for vegetation
and one for construction/demoli-
tion debris. All debris should be
placed on a public right-of-way.
For those who live on private
roads, the debris must be moved
to a public right-of-way for pick
up service. For information, con-
tact Donnie Robertson at (863)
763-3372, ext. 213. Vegetation
debris should be less than 8 ft. in
Due to safety concerns by
Sheriff Paul May and Chief of
Police Denny Davis, the commu-
nity is being asked not to have
trick-or-treating. In its place, the
Okeechobee Main Street will
head up "Trick-or-Treating in the
Park" (Flagler Parks three and
four). The hours will be 5:30
until 7:30 p.m. for children ages
13 and under. Individuals may
contact Lydia Jean Williams at
the Main Street office at (863)
357-6246 or at (863) 634-9015 to.
volunteer or to donate candy you
have already purchased.
First Baptist Church and More
2 Life will be hosting their annual
Fall Festival in Flagler Park six on
Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. for children fifth grade
or under. There will be no charge
for any child. Each child will
receive a free soda and hot dog.
The Osceola Middle School
girls' basketball team tryouts
have been postponed until
Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 3:45
until 5:15 p.m.
Tryouts for the Lady Brahman
girls' varsity and junior varsity
basketball teams have been
rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 31,
and Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 2:30
until 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee
High School gym. For informa-
tion, contact coach Carey Pung
at (863) 462-5025.
The Florida Bandmasters
Association Marching Band Festi-
val scheduled for Oct. 29 at
Okeechobee High School has
been postponed until further
The Okeechobee County
library is open and operating on
its normal schedule.
The benefit for John and Con-
nie Stanley originally scheduled
for Oct. 30 at Good Spirits has
been postponed until further
The meeting of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
planned for Tuesday, Oct. 25, has
been rescheduled for Wednes-
day, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at 100 S.W.
The Big "0" Junior Teen
Anglers monthly bass tourna-
ment scheduled for Oct. 29 has
The annual Central Elemen-
tary School Fall Festival will be
rescheduled at a later date.
Food, water and ice are avail-
able at local grocery stores and
Bulk water is available at the
K-Mart plaza and in Ft. Drum.
Please bring your own contain-
ers. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m.
The Okeechobee County Plan-
ning and Zoning meeting has
been postponed until Nov. 22 at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.
County and city offices are
The Red Cross Shelter is open
at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center on U.S. 98.
The Red Cross feeding station
is open at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Civic Center on U.S. 98.
The Fort Drum Little Man Feed
Store is the distribution site for
that area and will have water, ice
and boxed meals.
Updated information will be
distributed to www.okee-
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consider adopting Resolu-
tion No. 05-10 regarding the
consider adopting Resolu-
tion No. 05-11 regarding the 2006
Okeechobee Legislative Delega-
discuss implementing an
annual evaluation regarding the
The council is slated to consid-
er a motion to amend a section of
the city's Land Development Reg-
ulations on signs related to Okee-
chobee Main Street's Murals and
Visual Arts program. The item
underwent a first reading on Sept.
27, by the city's planning board
and was brought before the city
council on Oct. 4. Oct. 18 was set
for a public hearing; however,
City Attorney John Cook asked to
postpone it until after the Land
Planning Agency could review it.
The planning agency reviewed
the signage guidelines related to
murals at their meeting Oct. 27,
and is working on some defini-
tions, such as height restrictions
and how to handle murals that
may carry a commercial message
versus those that are just deemed
According to City Clerk Lane
Gamiotea, the ordinance related
to signs will most likely be post-
poned until the council's Dec. 6
meeting so the planning agency
can approve it at their Nov. 15
Loans help replace
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replace-
ment of their hurricane damaged
or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
plans class reunion
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Historical Society is plan-
ning a reunion for those graduating
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 eli-
gible 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 3p.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 $40.
For information, send questions
to: Okeechobee Historical Society,
P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,
34973; or, call Betty Williamson at
(863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226.
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
Glades County Hurricane Announcements
HALLOWEEN FUN NIGHT:
Halloween candy will be
given out Oct. 31 from 5 until 7
p.m. at Terrier Field in Moore
Haven. There will also be
hayrides, Smokey Bear, "Buck-
ets" the Fire Prevention Clown
and refreshments. Costumes wel-
Blue roofs from the Army
Corps of engineers can be
applied for at the following loca-
Doyle Conner Building 900
U.S. Highway 27
Hours of operation: 8 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m.
There is currently a nation-
wide shortage of tarps for emer-
gency measures due to the active
hurricane season. Glades County
officials have requested tarps
from FEMA but do not expect to
receive tarps in the near term.
A curfew remains in effect
from midnight until dawn.
A majority of Glades County
residents are under a boil water
notice. All water used for human
consumption should be boiled
prior to drinking or using for food
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close to a child's home spurred
lawmakers to tighten restrictions
on those convicted of sexual
crimes against children and
increase penalties for those sex
offenders who violate the laws
intended to control them.
The Jessica Lunsford Act,
signed into Jaw May 2, 2005,
requires sexual predators and
offenders to report in person twice
a year to the sheriff's office in the
county in which he or she lives. Fail-
ure to do so is a third degree felony.
Thanks to the act, it is now a
criminal offense for anyone
attempting to hide sexual offenders
from the police. This includes not
notifying law enforcement of the
whereabouts of an offender's non-
compliance. Had the act been law
when Jessica Lunsford was
abducted, she might be alive today.
All school districts in Florida are
required to screen their employees,
thoroughly, instructional and non-
instructional. Verification of an
employee's identity and screening
through the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) is required before anyone
may work for a Florida school. This
includes fingerprinting. All teach-
ers, substitute teachers, librarians,
custodians, office workers; anyone
The Lakeport Water Associa-
tion has been declared safe to
resume normal consumption.
Customers of the Lakeport Water
Association no longer need to
observe the boiled water notice.
Glades County schools will
reopen Monday. Bottled water
and meals will be provided.
Glades Electric and Florida
Power & Light are working to
restore power. As of Sunday
evening Glades Electric expects
to restore power to all customers
within five days. FPL expects to
restore power to all customers
within 13 days. Approximately
400 customers in Glades County
currently remain without power.
GLADES COUNTY LANDFILL:
The landfill has resumed nor-
Debris should be separated
metal categories before it is
picked up. Vegetative debris may
be burned in locations meeting
Division of Forestry and Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
who may come in contact with the
The Lunsford Act now requires
the screening of any vendors work-
ing on school property. Anyone
entering the school property under
a contract with the school board
must be fingerprinted and cleared
byFDLE and FBI.
Volunteers are generally treated
differently. Volunteers generally are
never alone with children. They
work in classrooms with teachers,
in the school library or in the
school office in the presence of
school board employees.
Okeechobee County Superin-
tendent Lee Dixon said that the
Lunsford Act does not apply to vol-
unteers, but that volunteers in
Okeechobee's schools are
"We've had a policy in place for
about fifteen years," he said. "It
applies to any volunteer who has
an on-going, regular relationship
with the school. We screen our vol-
unteers, based on how long they
have lived in the community."
"If a person has been in Okee-
chobee over 10 years, we'll clear
their identity through the Okee-
chobee Sheriff's Office (OSO) if
they've been here less than 10
years, but they have been a Florida
resident, we'll clear them-through
FDLE as well as OSO. If they
haven't been a resident of Okee-
chobee for 10 years or more, we do
a check through FDLE as well
tion regulations. Citizens burning
vegetative debris must have a
water source and equipment
available on site for fire control.
and household garbage may not
be burned. Spoiled food and
household garbage are not to be
placed with other debris for pick
up. The county has requested
dumpsters to be placed through-
out the county for spoiled food
and additional garbage. Citizens
and the media will be notified
when dumpsters are available
and in place.
Residents seeking assistance
should contact FEMA at 800-621-
3362 to pre-register for assis-
tance. Declaration number 1609
should be referenced during the
The FEMA Disaster Recovery
Center (DRC) is located at the
Doyle Conner Building located at
900 U.S. Highway 27 in Moore
Haven from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
beginning Monday, Oct. 31.
The Glades County Rumor
Control number is (863) 946-
check the state records, and some-
one hasn't liven in Florida at least
10 years, we check through FBI as
well. The school board pays for the
checking when there is a charge.
Our volunteers are never put in a
position of being alone with the
In Glades County, the system is
a bit different.
. "We screen everyone who
comes into the school. Everyone
who comes onto the school
grounds, whether a parent, the
wife of a teacher or volunteer
comes through the school office
and hands his or her driver's
license to the school secretary, who
scans it and checks it against the
state list of sexual offenders/preda-
tors. Once an individual is cleared,
that person is issued a badge," said
Scott Bass, of Glades County
School Board Administration.
"There have been a few com-
plaints; but the office has gotten
pretty quick, it takes them less than
five minutes. This day in age, we
just can't be naive and assume
everybody's out for good things,"
he continued. "All vendors are
supervised while they are on cam-
pus. Someone goes with them
wherever they go. We have to be
careful. For instance, our high
school is right on US. 27, we have
seven gates. Everyone has to have a
badge on campus or otherwise
school security will accompany
them to the school office to get
"The changes in the law have
helped. Now, if a sexual predator is
released, his or her probation offi-
cer will call the schools as to where
the school bus stops are to be sure
the offender's home is at least
1,000 feet away," he said.
"We know it may be inconven-
ient to show your driver's license
every time you come in, but we're
trying to keep the kids safe," said
Steve Stinnett, Director of
Human Resources for Hendry
County had a similar story.
"We know our volunteers, most
of them have lived here all their
lives and volunteers are never alone
with children. There is always
someone else present. At the same
time, a volunteer, for instance who
might chaperone an overnight trip,
would be fingerprinted and run
against the sexual predator data-
base," he said.
"Finger printing costs $61 per
person. All our employees are fin-
gerprinted and have a background
check done as required by law. The
State Legislature plans to refine the
Lunsford Act in a November spe-
cial session. It seems every school
" board's attorney has a different
interpretation of some parts of it."
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The Okeechobee County Solid
Waste Department has prepared
the following information to
inform residents of Okeechobee
County and the City of Okee-
chobee of the disposal require-
ments for hurricane related debris:
All tree limbs must be cut in
four (4) to six (6) foot lengths and
neatly stacked on the County right-
of-way. All leaves and small
branches may be piled with tree
All construction debris such
as roofing materials, wood, insula-
tion, siding, metal, carpet, appli-
ances, furniture and other items
displaced by the hurricane must be
cut to approximately six (6) to
eight (8) foot lengths and neatly
stacked on the County right-of-
All tree limbs and yard waste
items must be kept separate from
construction debris items. Do no
place any debris on or near fences,
mailboxes, power lines, power
poles, water meters, fire hydrants,
phone boxes or under low hanging
Hazardous waste items such
as paint, oil, chemicals, batteries,
tires, auto parts, boat parts or any
related items will not be collected
by the County or collection con-
Waste Management, Inc. will
continue to provide normal house-
hold garbage collection service on
your scheduled collection day.
These items must be kept separate
from hurricane debris.
Collection of hurricane debris
will start on Monday, Oct. 31 in the
southwest section of Okeechobee
County and is the responsibility of
J.B. Coxwell, Inc. and the FDOT. All
residents must have hurricane
debris on the county right-of-way
for collection, no exceptions.
Debris collection crews will be
divided between the county and
the city to provide an equal collec-
tion service to residents of Okee-
Depending on the number of
collection crews on hand, collec-
tion crews will continue to work
from the southwest section to the
southeast and from the northeast
section to the northwest section of
e If you have any questions
concerning hurricane debris col-
lection, contact the FIOT at (863)
462-5250 or the Okeechobee
County Solid Waste Department at
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 ele-
phant items and a silent auction. A lunch consisting of soup and sand-
wiches will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds from the
bazaar will to mission projects. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th Annu-
al Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live music,
kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a cracker cow-
boy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and more! Park
admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and crafts vendors
are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Contact
Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at
email@example.com for information or to request a vendor
packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis of the Ham-
mock 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 uni-
forms and books for a display. For information, contact Laurie Pharr at
Kiwanis to host Farm-City Week lunch
The Kiwanis will host their 12th annual Farm-City Week Luncheon
on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Okeechobee KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Serving
will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased at
Farm Credit, Farm Bureau or any Kiwanis member, or at the door on the
day of the event. Farm-City Week is a nationally-sponsored program that
strives to bring farmers and other agriculturists together with the general
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, October 31, 2005
IRCC business students organize craft and gift bazaar
The Indian River Community
College Chapter of Delta Epsilon
Chi, (DECA), a student business
organization, will present the
25th Annual Holiday Bazaar on
Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m., at the IRCC Main
Campus in Fort Pierce. Hun-
dreds of craft and gift items
including holiday decorations,
toys, fabric, flower arrange-
ments, plants, and more will be
on sale! Food, drinks, and bake
goods will also be available.
Each year the bazaar pro-
vides a forum for IRCC students
to apply various skills learned in
the classroom. IRCC business
students plan, coordinate, and
organize this exciting event. The
2005 event features over 125
vendors, and several thousand
people typically attend the annu-
Funds will be raised through
various activities including a cut-
a-thon, in which IRCC Cosmetol-
ogy students at the Orange Blos-
som Business Center on Okee-
chobee Road will provide
haircuts and manicures at the
cost of $5 each. Cut-a-thon tick-
ets may be purchased at the
bazaar or pre-purchased
through the IRCC Cosmetology
& Barbering Department.
The Interior Design Sale will
be located in the Koblegard Stu-
dent Union this year. The sale
will feature accessories to beau-
tify your home for the holidays,
holiday fabrics, as well as design
displays. and consultation. Stu-
dents will be giving presenta-
tions on the latest design trends
and interior technology.
The Agriculture Department
will offer lush interior and exteri-
or plants for sale. Horticulture
students will be available
throughout the event to share
information with you about
plant care and propagation.
The Culinary Arts Apprentice
program will do a cooking
demonstration offering mouth-
watering delights for the most
discriminating tastes. The
apprentice program engages
students in real-world learning
experiences at area restaurants
augmented by classroom
A portion of all proceeds
raised by IRCC student activities
will benefit the President's Chal-
lenge Scholarship Fund.
Through the IRCC Foundation,
the Fund provides full two-year
scholarships to financially disad-
vantaged students who maintain
good grades and complete high
Vendor space is also avail-
able. For more information,
please call the IRCC Call Center
at 1-866-866-IRCC (4722).
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The Indian River Community College Chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi, (DECA), a student busi-
ness organization, will present the 25th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8
a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at the IRCC Main Campus in Fort Pierce.
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This scarecrow wyith.his own Jack O'Lantern is ready for
Road projects underway
Countywide: Construction proj-
ect Crews will be performing
shoulder repair work at various
locations throughout the county.
Motorists should watch for lane
closures as necessary to move
equipment in and out of the work
zones. The contractor is Weekly
Asphalt Paving; Inc.
S.R. 70 from W. of U.S. 98 to W.
of Seventh Ave. N.W. (0.9 Miles):
Construction project Work con-
tinues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes
storm pipe installation and road-
way construction at various loca-
tions throughout the project. The
contractor is Russell Engineering.
Project completion date: Winter
U.S.441 from North of Ceme-
tery Road to N.E. 131st St.: Con-
struction project Work to begin
milling and repaving. ARMI layer
starting north end of the project
moving south. This project
includes widening shoulders,
ARMI layer, milling, resurfacing,
guardrail and minor drainage
improvements. The contractor is
Elmo Greer and Sons, LLC. The
estimated completion date: Winter
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will be held in the J Building, first
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more about obtaining a bachelor's
degree in selected disciplines with-
out leaving the Treasure Coast. Facul-
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IRCC will be on hand to answer
questions. For more information, call
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nature's violence outside.
Meanwhile, others on the hos-
pice team had to make sure that
patients throughout Lee, Glades
and Hendry counties would have
the medications and oxygen they
might need in the uncertain days
It is difficult to imagine work-
ing under such conditions. Yet,
even in such tragic moments, life
goes on. Babies are born, people
must be rescued or protected,
and people pass away.
Those in life's final stages need
someone to care for them. For my
hospice heroes and all of our local
emergency workers, mission
Thankyou for a job well done.
Samira K. Beckwith,
president and CEO
Hope of Southwest Florida
Training for GaL volunteers offered
Training sessions for Guardians ad Litem volunteers will be
held on three Fridays in November Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Training
sessions will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's
Catholic Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Vol-
unteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit to
a criminal background check, submit to a personal reference
check and attend 30 hours of training that includes courtroom
observation and independent study.
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 work-
er from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center. Screenings are open
to anyone concerned about memory loss.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. This is a free com-
munity program. For information, call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, at
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
barbecue 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. Tick-
ets 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 Cham-
ber office at (863) 763-6464.
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Looking Back ...
Organizations in the schools have always had large memberships in Okeechobee. The Future Homemakers of America
had its Okeechobee Chapter founded in 1941. Their motto was "Toward New Horizons". Shown here is the class in 1947.
They are: (front row, left to right) Sharon Clay, Robinette Hall, Ernestine Hunt, Polly Gay Greenberger, Betty Lou Nix, Ruth
Fulford, Janice Mobley and Willa Bee Rudd; (second row) Betty Jean Dunn, Ailene Yates, June Cone, Joyce Lightsey,
Betty Chandler and Wanda Worth; (third row) lona Hinsey, Ramona Lamb, Mary Ellen Wright, Lois Leitner, Elizabeth
Swain and Diane Williamson; (fourth row) Dorothy Stewart, Wanda Nix, Mary Alberta Louthan, Claudine Mobley, Rowe-
na Parkerson and Dodie Whidden. The home economics advisor was Mrs. McDermott. Do you have any old photos of
the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee 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 information about the photo to okeenews@okee-
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 Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. 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 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-
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. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, 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 information, call
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 infor-
mation, 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) 763-6076.
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 informa-
tion, 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 information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are Interest-
ed in working towards the betterment of our community. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
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.
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-
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.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in the
Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 SE., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-5385.
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 lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
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) 763-2893.
Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
KIwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continu-
ous discounts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If
you would like to purchase your discount card, contact coach
Enrico or coach Pung at (863) 462-5043.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry work-
ing in partnership with the community and local families in need,
is looking for volunteers to help complete construction on their
first house. Construction experience is appreciated but not
required. Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to work on the following
committees: public relations, fundraising, legal advice, family
support and volunteer coordination. An experienced bookkeep-
er is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accept-
ed at any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E.
N. Park St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be
given a Red Cross receipt.
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 information, call (863) 763-2171.
DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Amer-
ican 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 anniver-
sary 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 win-
ner from each school will receive a monetary award. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2492.
VNA giving flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will be giving flu shots
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.
There is no charge for Medicare patients. For those who do not
have Medicare, the charge will be $30.
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 provided. 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.
A job well done
During the week of Oct. 23,
many in southwest Florida law
enforcement officers, firefighters,
emergency management work-
ers, utility crews and others --
worked selflessly and tirelessly
through Hurricane Wilma and its
aftermath. They made the work
easier for the staff at Hope Hos-
pice, whose mission was to pro-
vide exceptional care and support
to all people touched by end-of-
life issues -- no matter what
adverse circumstances might be
As Wilma approached, the
Hope Hospice team helped evac-
uate patients who could not
remain in their homes. They were
taken to our three hospice houses
and were cared for around the
clock in a tranquil environment
- warmly sheltered from
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Maxwell's law office undergoes extensive restoration
The historic structure that
houses the law firm of Maxwell &
Maxwell P.A. is located at 405 N.W.
Third Street, within the Okee-
chobee Main Street local program
area. II was purchased by Devin
and Elizabeth Maxwell in March
2004, to be used for their law
offices, and has undergone exten-
sive restoration during the past
year and a half.
The building is listed in the
county property records as having
been built in 1935. However, dur-
ing the restoration of the building,
it was discovered that much of the
wood used to build the home had
been salvaged from other build-
ings, and is probably much older.
This was evident because the
wood inside the walls and ceiling
was randomly painted different
colors. In some cases, 2 x 4s used
for door jacks, were painted red
and were notched with a bird's
mouth, as if they had previously
been used for a roof rafter in
another building long ago. The
lumber used to build the walls and
roof rafter is so hard that it cannot
be nailed or drilled into. When you
attempt to drill into it will waod
bit to start a hole for a nail, the bit
smokes and becomes brittle and
breaks. There were no termites in
the all-wood structure, despite that
they were found in the yard
around the house and in the more
Much of the work was per-
formed by Maxwell Classic Con-
struction, but professional consult-
ing and carpentry services were
also provided by Close Construc-
tion, Inc. The scope 6f work on the
project to bring it from the
"before" picture to "after" is as fol-
The exterior slate siding was
removed to reveal original and
well-preserved wood lap siding
underneath. The wood was
scraped, sealed and painted. The
roof covering was removed, with
the help of Hurricane Jeanne, and
replaced with 5V Crimp galvalume
metal. There were seven layers of
shingles on the front porch roof.
The front porch was opened up
Io allow an unrestricted view of the
historic front facade of the build-
ing. The front two lead glass, lead
weight windows were the only
original windows in the building,
and they were nailed closed with
the lead weights missing. The win-
dows were removed, dismantled,
and stripped. They were then re-
assembled by seasoned carpen-
ters of Close Construction, using
antique lead weights, and placed
back into the structure. They are
fully operable now, and one set of
them -is double-hung, meaning
they open from the top and the
The rest of the windows in the
building were removed and dis-
carded, and replaced with custom
wood frame Marvin windows
which are replicas of the front win-
dows. The owners felt the win-
dows were a key feature of the
building and trimmed them out
Submitted to Okeechobee News
The law office of Maxwell & Maxwell PA., located at 405 N.W. Third Street prior to a year and
a half of extensive restoration.
Submitted to Okeechobee News
This historical structure that houses the law firm of Maxwell & Maxwell PA. located at 405
N.W. Third Street, has undergone extensive restoration during the past year and a half.
with wood inside and out, includ-
ing window sills removed from
another historic building on N.W.
Third Street that was scheduled for
demolition. The interior solid
wood five-panel antique doors
with original hardware were also
removed from the building down
the street and placed into the sub-
ject structure. Both the doors and
windows were trimmed with
wood in a style that was .copied
from the historic Okeechobee
County courthouse located nearby.
.In order to convert the building
from a residence to an office, the
owners remodeled the bath and
kitchen. They eliminated the show-
er and replaced the sub-floor in the
bathroom. While the bath floor
was open, they replaced some
floor joists and jacked and support-
ed some existing joists, where they
had sagged due to moisture from
the shower. The kitchen was
removed and half of it replaced
with a sink, counter, and refrigera-
tor and the other half left open for
an eating area.
During the restoration process,
when modern drywall and panel-
ing was removed from the interior
walls, it was discovered that Dade
County pine tongue and groove
siding covered the walls, ceilings
and floors. The floors had bee.:
painted over and had carpet glue!
to them, but they were re-surl(nce(I
with a drum sander and trit.<
with cherry stain and sealed.
Care was taken to obtain or ial,
ricate authentic materials wihentei
er possible, in order to preserve iin
historic character of the building
Visitors who wish to view thL
restored building may do so from 1:
a.m., until 5 p.m., Monday through
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$8,800.00 BOODHAI NEITHRAM NW 278TH
$37,500.00 GUNN BRUCE L & LAVONE J SE 19TH
$17,000.00 HOLMES RODMAN C & HURD CAROL J SE 143RD
$Q.00 BLASHAW THELMA BELL (ESTATE) SW 2ND
$35,000.00 INGLIS KEITH M SW 17TH
$5,000.00 BLACK DAVID & KIM SE 43RD
$6,100.00 MESA JOHN NW 250TH
$0.00 MESA HELEN
$0.00 MESA HELEN NW 250TH
$8,000.00 DEMO MARY E & SMITH GAIL M CO- NW 256TH
$6,000.00 PALMERTON TANA, ETAL. NW 246TH
$3,300.00 PALMERTON TANA, ETAL. NW 244TH
$65,000.00 KOESTLER JOSEF & SONJA SE 32ND
$0.00 CONNER COURTLAND L & JOHNSON R SW 7TH
$1,200.00 BATTON ELBERT& STARK ANTHONY NE 138TH
$1,200.00 BATTON ELBERT & STARK ANTHONY NE 138TH
$110,000.00 ACCARDI EDMUND HWY 441 N
$4,400.00 KYRIAKIDIS EPAMINONDAS NW 26TH
$4,000.00 AGUIRRE MELINDA & AGUIRRE JOEL NW 45TH
$0.00 WATFORD DALE ANN & UNDERHILL D NW 53RD
$5,000.00 HEITMANN COLLEEN NW 296TH
$20,000.00 HYPPOLITE JEAN CLAUDE NW 290TH
$8,000.00 BIG LAKE HOME SALES CORP NE 7TH
$0.00 GAULT-TUCKER JO ANN & GAULT JO HWY 78 W
$0.00 GAULT-TUCKER JO ANN & GAULT JO HWY 78 W
$0.00 SKAGGS JACKY W JR & WHYDE HOWA NW 284TH
$0:.00 MACK CARLTON & ELAINE YVONNE
$0.00 MACK CARLTON & ELAINE YVONNE
$0.00 RILEY THOMAS W & MARY L SE 25TH
$0.00 THOMPSON DUSTIN T
$37,000.00 WHYTE KERITH & MARSHA NW 266TH
$135,000.00 OKEECHOBEE LAND ACQUISITION ON
$12,500.00 CRISP BARBARA K SW 35TH
$40,000.00 MER DAVID NE 60TH
$60,000.00 RIOS MICHELLE NE 60TH
$16,000.00 BURKES W R & SUE SW 3RD
$0.00 BLAIR RICHARD M TRUSTEE SE 12TH
$0.00 BLAIR RICHARD M TRUSTEE SE 12TH
$18,700.00 GANT LULA MAE NE 16TH
$37,500.00 SHIELDS CAROL NW 80TH
$8,000.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC NW 262ND
$0.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC NW 256TH
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, October31, 2005 SPORTS 7
out of AP Top 25
By Ralph D. Russo
Tennessee has gone from pre-
season No. 3 to not even receiv-
ing a vote in The Associated
Press Top 25.
The Volunteers (3-4) fell from
the rankings Sunday for the first
time in three years after losing
16-15 to South Carolina and old
nemesis Steve Spurrier.
No. 1 Southern California, No.
2 Texas and No. 3 Virginia Tech,
all 8-0, hold the top three spots in
the media poll for the sixth
straight week. USC received 57 of
65 first-place votes, adding two
from last week, and extending its
record streak at No. I to 28
straight polls. The Trojans beat
Washington State 55-13 on Satur-
Texas received eight first-
place votes, down two from last
week, after having to rally from a
19-point deficit to beat Okla-
homa State 47-28.
Doug Segrest of The Birming-
ham News in Alabama started
the season with USC No. 1,
switched to Texas for three
weeks and went back to the Tro-
jans this week.
"I think it's so close you have
to evaluate them on a week-by-
week basis," he said. "It's that
close and I don't think Virginia
Tech is all that far behind and
remember where I'm calling
Unbeaten Alabama (8-0)
moved up a spot to No. 4 but
UCLA, the other 8-0 team, is No.
7 behind a couple of once-beat-
en squads in the Top 25.
Miami, which plays at Virginia
Tech on Saturday, is No. 5 and
LSU is sixth.
The Bruins rallied in the
fourth quarter for the fourth time
this season and beat a Stanford
30-27 in overtime. UCLA has its
highest rankings since October
Notre Dame is No. 8, followed
by Florida State and Penn State.
In the USA Today coaches'
poll, the top seven is the same as
the AP poll with USC, .Texas, Vir-
ginia Tech, Alabama, Miami, LSU
Tennessee becomes the sixth
team ranked in the AP preseason
top 15 to fall out of the rankings
at some point this season. The
others are Michigan, Oklahoma,
Iowa, Louisville and Purdue.
The last time the Volunteers
dropped out of the rankings was
Nov. 3, 2002. That season was
very similar to this one for the
Vols. Tennessee started the 2002
season No. 5 in the country and
ended it unranked.
Georgia fell seven spots out of
the AP top 10 to No. 11 after los-
ing 14-10 to Florida without start-
ing quarterback D.J. Shockley.
The Bulldogs still control their
destiny in the Southeastern Con-
Ohio State is No. 12, Florida
moved up three spots to No. 13
and Wisconsin is No. 14.
The Badgers play at Penn
State on Saturday with first-place
in the Big Ten on the line.
Oregon is 15th followed by
Texas Tech, Auburn, West Vir-
ginia, Boston College and TCU.
The final five are Fresno State,
Michigan, California, Colorado
and Louisville. The Buffaloes and
Cardinals moved back into the
rankings this week, as North-
western fell out along with Ten-
Miami prepares for
unbeaten Virginia Tech
By Tim Reynolds
CORAL GABLES (AP) For
Miami, the situation is simple.
Beating unbeaten Virginia
Tech next Saturday would move
the Hurricanes closer to the
Atlantic Coast Conference cham-
pionship game, a possible return
to the Bowl Championship
Series and keep them in the
national title picture.
With a loss, all that goes
So on Sunday, one day
removed from a come-from-
behind 34-16 win over North
Carolina, the Hurricanes (6-1, 3-
1) convened to start prepping for
the game that will likely decide
"We've played in a lot of
games like this ... and hopefully
play in a lot more," Miami coach
Larry Coker said Sunday morn-
ing after reviewing the Carolina
tape. "That's just something you
like and hopefully if it affects us,
it'll affect us in a positive way.
We won't prepare any differently
this week than we do any other
Virginia Tech came into the
Orange Bowl last season and
beat Miami 16-10 in the regular-
season finale to clinch the ACC
title and take a BCS spot away
from the Hurricanes, who've lost
seven of their last 10 meetings
with the Hokies.
And Virginia Tech (8-0, 5-0)
seems stronger this year. The
Hokies allow an average of 9.1
points per game, have yielded
eight touchdowns all season,
average nearly 400 yards in total
offense and have won 16 straight
But Miami has a bit of strong
resume as well. Virginia Tech
allows 231.3 yards per game,
second-best in the nation -
behind only the Hurricanes, who
give up 221.6 yards. And after six
straight wins following the sea-
son-opening loss at Florida
State, Miami's confidence is
"We've just got to go out there
and play our game against Vir-
ginia Tech," said Miami running
back Tyrone Moss, who had
career-highs of 195 yards and
four touchdowns Saturday in the
win over North Carolina. "We
know those guys are-good on
offense and defense. We've got
to go and play with them."
The Hurricanes struggled for a
half against North Carolina, and
had to overcome a 16-7 halftime
deficit. Quarterback Kyle Wright
had his worst game as a starter
- 111 yards, three interceptions
and no touchdowns.
Wright had only 38 passing
yards after halftime, when the
Hurricanes turned almost exclu-
sively to the run. Miami called 21
running plays that gained 116
yards in the final two quarters;
impressive, considering North
Carolina came into the game
yielding 3.1 yards per carry.
"In the first half, I don't think it
was we played that bad," Wright
said. "They couldn't stop us. It
Was just that we had a couple
bad plays that kind of killed it."
A couple bad plays may prove
to be a couple too many against
Virginia Tech, which is hoping
that a win over Miami could help
it move closer to Texas and
Southern California the two
front-runners in the BCS stand-
The Hokies are outscoring
foes by about 28 points per
game, and Coker knows that if
his team isn't at its best, this
game could turn into the same
sort of rout like the 31-7 beating
Virginia Tech inflicted on Miami
in Blacksburg two years ago.
"We have to play well on
offense, defense and special
teams to win the football game,"
Coker said. "That's a given. If we
have a lackluster half as we did
(against Carolina) and make mis-
takes we made, not tackle well
and turn the ball over, it's going
to be like the game we had up
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
discounts to 18 various business-
es throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact
coach Enrico or coach Pung at
hoop tryouts slated
Tryouts for the Lady Brahman
girls varsity and junior varsity
basketball teams will be held
Monday, Oct. 31, and Tuesday,
Nov. 1, from 2:30 p.m. until 5
p.m. in the Okeechobee High
Girls in grades nine through
12 who are interested in playing
basketball must have a current
FHSAA physical and liability
form completed before trying
out. Forms can be picked up in
the main office.
Contact coach Carey Pung at
(863) 462-5025 if you have any
questions concerning tryouts.
helps junior golf
The Waldau 14th annual golf
tournament and party to benefit
junior golf will be held Friday,
Nov. 4, at the Fairways Golf
Course at the KOA Campground
and Resort, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
Golfers will have their choice
of either an 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
The tournament format will
be four-person scramble. Tour-
nament fees are $40 per person
and includes golf, prizes and
entry to Waldau's Dinner and
Dance Party in the KOA Conven-
tion Center starting at 6 p.m.
Space is limited so sign up early.
Pre-payment is required. Partici-
pation in the golf tournament is
not necessary to attend the din-
ner/dance. Dinner/dance tickets
are $20 per person and must be
purchased by Nov. 1. To attend
the dance only, a donation of $10
per person will be accepted at
the door after 7:30 p.m.
For information or to register,
contact Bridgette at (863) 467-
For more about Waldau's
Junior Golf, Inc., visit their web
Night golf tourney
benefits OHS baseball
The Brahman baseball pro-
gram will sponsor its third annu-
al On-Campus Golf Tournament
on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The tournament will consist
of nine holes stretching around
the O.H.S. campus. All you really
need is a straight iron, pitching
wedge and putter. This will also
be a night tournament, so com-
petitors will use glow-in-the-dark
Food will be served from 6
until 6:45 p.m. Tee off will take
place at 7 p.m. There will be two
golfers per team. The cost will be
$30 per golfer (price includes
meal and glow-in-the-dark ball).
There are spots available for 72
golfers, so the first 72 paid
entries will be taken.
Make checks payable to OHS.
Please write Baseball Night Golf
on the "for" line of the check.
For information contact Dylan
Tedders at (863) 634-7753, or
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
The Brahman bowling team
will host its inaugural bowling
tournament fundraiser on Nov. 6
at the Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S.
441 S.E., at 1 p.m.
The tournament format will
be a three-game match with
scratch scoring. Teams will con-
sist of four members two
male and two female. The entry
fee is $60 per team, or $15 per
member. All entry forms and fees
must be turned in by Oct. 24.
Checks should be made out to
the O.H.S. bowling team.
There will be trophies for first,
second and third place, high
game and high series plus a spe-
cial trophy for last place team
members. T-shirts will be on sale
for $5 each for team members
and $7 each for fans.
For information, contact
coach Howard at (863) 462-5025
(days) or (863) 763-2305
OHS alumni bowlers
are sought for team
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) alumni bowlers are cur-
rently being sought to form a
team to compete in a tourna-
ment fundraiser on Nov. 6.
If you bowled for OHS and
would like to participate as part
of the alumni team, contact
coach Gary Howard at (863) 462-
5033 during the day, or (863)
763-2305 after 4 p.m.
Sign-ups under way
for sports program
Registration is currently under
way for the Upward Basketball
and Cheerleading program at the
First Baptist Recreation Outreach
Center, 310 S.W Fifth Ave., and
will continue until Nov. 15.
The program is open to boys
and girls in grades one through
There will be equal playing
time and teams. There will be
only one hour of -practice each
week and one game on Saturday.
There are uniforms, plus post
game and post season awards
for every player.
The cost of the program is $55
For information, call (863)
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail's
classic will take place on Nov. 19
The tournament will be fished
out of Okee-Tantie Marina.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride, respect,
spirit and unity among the O.H.S.
players and student body, staff,
coaches, families and the busi-
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 Brah-
man head football coach Chris
Branham at (863)462-5050.
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman
games with the exception of
state-sponsored activities such
as bowl games, jamborees or
Reserved seats entitle the
holder to admission to all home
Brahman football games. The
cost of the reserved seats is $40
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike
Radebaugh at (863)462-5025.
AP photo/Tom Gannam
Rams vs. Jaguars
St. Louis Rams Marshall Faulk moves into 10th on the all
time rushing list with an 8-yard run in the second quarter
against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Oct. 30, in St.
AP photo/Joe Sebo
Kurt Busch has flame coming from the exhaust of his No. 97 IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford
after he hit the wall and slides through turn four during running of the Bass Pro Shops
MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sunday, Oct. 30.
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needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is.not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth
St., offers a service to youth and
children by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week
on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri-
day, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on
Saturday from 11 a.m. until
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
for the handicapped
,American Legion Post ,64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used hand'-
capped equipment such as
walkers, portable toilets, crutch-
es, canes, etc. Anyone requiring
the use of such equipment is
welcome to stop by the postand
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
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looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing.. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For information, call (863) 763-
0175 or (863) 467-6347.
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning or afternoon.
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist and. new
programs to begin soon. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
son Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312.
The hospital's Volunteen Pro-
.gram (ages 14-17) begins in
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels,
old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, a push lawnmower,
gardening utensils and laundry
detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all
unwanted horses. If you can't
keep them, donate them by call-
ing (772) 467-0400. For informa-
tion, ask for Karep.
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DOG: Chocolate Lab call
FOUND: Many Animals Due
To The Storm.
JACK RUSSEL PUPPY, 10/27
Around Lehman Auto Body
on Hwy. 98. around circle. K.
Call to ID. (863)634-1796
LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to identify.
WHITE MALE DOG- brown
eyes, 1-3yrs old, huge, col-
lar, vic of Poseys Corner 70
&128th ave. (772)370-1636
Will the man who identified
the ring on the answering
machine please call. Left
wrong phone number.
CALVE, Black & White Spot-
ted. Last seen Okeechobee
Little Farms. (863)467-8844
Tan w/black collar. Vic.: Be-
hind Race track gas station.
RING: Pearl w/diamonds. Lost
@ Michaels. Sentimental val-
ue. $100 Reward.
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Job Training 227
A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
DO NOT CALL
wanted for busy local
to handle multiple
tasks. Skills required
include: General com-
puter knowledge, typ-
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
for busy restaurant
1111S. Parrot Ave.
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200SW. Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Edens Construction has
immediate openings for
trackhoe, loader and
grade tractor operators
and pipelayers. Experi-
enced and skilled only
need apply. Health insu-
rance, 401 (k).
Please apply at 745 NW
2nd Street, South Bay,
FL (561)996--6822 for
Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
FOR SURVEY CREW
$20/hr. for Experienced Crew
Chief. 40/hr. Min./Wk. for all
Personnel. Primary job
location In Okeechobee.
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Fax Resume to (863) 467-1919
MANAGEMENT RECEPTIONIST NEEDED,
Hibbet Sports, a full line F/T for Local Company.
sporting goods store, is hiring Previous experience and
in Okeechobee. Apply at: 2105 knowledge of Quick Books
South Parrott Ave., Suite 103, requested. Must be 18 yrs. of
Okeechobee, FL 34972. age or older w/no criminal
Hibbett Sports conducts drug record. For application please
testing, www.hibbett.com call (863)763-0902
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Superior Water Works, Inc.
is looking for an
INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
ALSO NEEDED: SERVICE MEN must have CDL Lic.
Apply in person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St., Okeechobee FL.
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Wanted for local job
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply 'In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
OFFICE MGR. NEEDED
Payroll experience a plus
Contact Chris Shirley
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Child Care Offered415
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for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
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Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 52')
Beauty Supplies 525
Books S Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens S 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
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
AIR COND. PARTS- Going out
of business, Win A/C repair
shop. Motors, front covers,
etc. Sacrifice $1800 or best
AIR CONDITIONER, Maytag,
15,000 btu, paid $400, sell
AIR CONDITIONERS- 8,000
BTU's Works good $60.
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
GLASS INSULATOR COLLEC-
TION- $75 (407)436-1901
POPCORN QUILT- 84x96,
great cond. $500
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $200. neg.
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
DOOR, new pre hung, thermal
pane, full glass view, mini
blind in glass, fits 36" open-
ing, $100. (863)697-1627
Red Bricks, between 200-300,
$100 will sell separately.
VINYL SIDING- for a mobile
home, cream color, $100 for
BABY CRIBS (2) with drawers
underneath, complete with
everything. $250 will sell
HALLOWEEN CUSTOMS (4)
Toddler, 4-5 & 7-10 yrs. old.
Size 6 & 7. $30 for all, will
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's & 90's
$500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-8943ask for Tracy
KNIFE MAKING- Acetylene
/Oxygen tanks, hoses & gaug-
es, drill presses, multi grind-
ers, $2000 (863)763-9527
COUCH & MATCHING CHAIR-
COUCH, California Style, light
colors, L-shaped, w/formica
corner table, $150.
DRESSER & 2 Night stands.
Good condition. $100.
QUEEN SLEEP SOFA, never
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
TRUNDLE BED- Extra large,
inci dust ruffle, comforter &
2 shams. $150.
BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car, $50
BROWNING 380 AUTO- ask-
ing $400 or will trade
Desert Eagle, 44 Magnum,
black, $950. (304)667-7855
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. all about
guns. Cost $950 now
Taurus, 44 Magnum, stain-
less, red dot, $650.
EXERCISE MACHINE- Ellipti-
cal, Sears, Perfect cond., Pro-
Form Cardio Cross Trainer.
$100. (863)467-1396 Will de-
HOT WATER HEATER, brand
new, used 6 mos., paid
$850, sell for $650.
EARNINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
1 00yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee
TABLE, round, white washed,
glass top, with 4 high/back
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $650 or best offer
ROLLING TOOL CARRIER-
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353
GUITAR, IBANEZ, $200.
PIANO, JANNSEN, Beautiful
sound & beautiful pc. of furni-
ture. Moving. Pd. $4800, sac-
rifice $1200 (863)763-9608
SHO-BUD Pedal steel guitar
amp. Works good $300
BLUETICK COONHOUND, fe-
male, 15 mos. old, all shots,
spayed, micro chipped,
$250 neg. (863)697-2082
GOOD SENIOR HOME
NEEDED- for Affen Pincher,
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids. Moving,
need to sell. Papers,Will sac-
rifice $350. (863)697-2717
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PARROT CAGES- (4) large,
$1100 for all will sell separ-
RABBIT (10) $100 for all, will
RABBIT CAGES (10) $100 for
all, will sep. (863)635-4690
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent.
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
COMPOUND BOW- Bear, Su-
per Magnum, new with case
and access. $175
POOL TABLE w/ accesso-
ries, Slate. $625
TELESCOPE Celestron Pro.,
Barlows, target scope, on tri-
pod, serious inquiries only
SURROUND SOUND- Avia,
with DVD. $100.
TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
FID. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800
TV, Magnavox, Color, Con-
sole. 27"? Works & Looks
good. $60. (863)357-1560
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
GENERATOR, Coleman, 5000
Watts, 10 hp B&S Engine.
Used for 1 Hurricane. Like
new. $425 (863)467-7838
GENERATOR: Generac, 22500
surge, 15000 continuous, 30
hp, like new, $2000.
GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200
CHILDREN'S SCOOTERS- 2,
Silver. Adjustable. $20 or will
XBOX w/ chip & hard drive.
Complete system & 8 games.
XBOX- With 8 games (incl Ha-
lo, Halo 2, Spiderman, Fable,
& others),.1 controller and all
cords $200. (863)673-5206
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
BOX BLADE, 7' wide with 3pt.
hitch, $75. (863)357-2803
LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, Stainless steel con-
LAWNMOWER, 22", Crafts-
man, self-propelled, 5hp,
good cond., runs great, $50.
Murray Riding Mower, 30"
cut, 11hp motor, excellent
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
12.5hp, 38" cut, $250.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
CBS, '03, 3/2, on 1 fenced
acre, $1250 mo., no inside
pets, non-smoking environ-
ment, 467-0756 or
ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
mo., until. incl., full house privi-
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
NEWI!! Waterfront 3B/R
homes available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376
Waterfront Home, NEW!
2 story, 4 Bed / 2% bath,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
AIRPARK- acre on runway, 2
hangers, work trailer,
$195,000 reduced $30K for
quick sale. (561)756-4586.
Mobile Homes i
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts .210
Mobile Homes Rent 20115
Mobile Homes Sale 20A20
TREASURE ISLAND, 2/2, Fur-
nished. Available now. Very
private lot w/screen porch, etc.
$1000 mo. 863-357-3639
Campers 'RVs fli1C
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 020i
Marine Miscellaneaus 3025
Sport Vehicles ATVs 203(5
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trr,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors,
fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.,
BASSTENDER, '99, 10 ft., live
well, trolling mtr., fits in a
truck bed, fish anywhere,
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 15',
Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1550 (561)644-1590
OZARK DECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
SPORTSCRAFT 1512 Ft., Tri
Haul, i,-ry li Exc. cond.,
70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
tires. $1500 (863)357-1642
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr, $1500
SKYLINE '91 5th Whl, Front
Liv. Rm. Good cond. Water-
front lot w/lake access, $200
mo. $7711 neg 863-801-3841
WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Garage kept. 5th wheel
hitch. $17,500. 314-640-3195
HONDA SHADOW 1985, Runs
great, good condition. Gas
saver. $1500. or best offer.
DIRT BIKE KX250, '93, new
brakes, cranks right up, Fast!
$1100 or best offer.
Elec. Scooter, w/seat, head-
lights, turn signals, new 24v
charger, extra scooter for
parts, $125. (863)763-3551
GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
HONDA FOREMAN '01 4x4.
Good shape, low hours. Runs
good. $4000 or best offer
(863)675-6568 PIs Lv Msg
Autos Wanted 4r1110
Classic Cars -1i)S
Commercial Trucks 4102')
Foreign Cars 4i:":.i
Four Wheel Drive -4035
Heavy Duty Trucks -I J4040
Parts Repairs 4:145
Pickup Trucks JI5(
Sport Utility J055
Tractor Trailers 40'.)0
Utility Trailers -l6,5i
CHEVY CELEBRITY 1988- 4
Door$900 or best offer, runs
CHEVY CORVETTE 1984, 350
eng., Auto., Ice cold A/C, Runs
good. Need TLC. $5000 or
best offer. (863)801-3841
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles, $1900 neg.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '93
Cartier, one owner, always
garaged. 102K mi, excellent
cond. $3800 (863)357-7406
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Good shape, $1500.
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
TOYOTA CAMRY '93- needs
work, runs, or good for
parts. $350 or best offer
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels, 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $200 or best
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x1 4.50 $300.
TIRES (6) Good Year, Wran-
gler HT 235x85R16. Load
range E. Like new. $600 for
all, will sep. (239)898-1916
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
TRUCK TOPPER Commer-
cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB 91 runs
great, cold a/c, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-2494
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '87, 2.8
litre, rebuilt eng. & trans.,
cold a/c, $1000 or best of-
SUBURBAN '83- 3/4 ton die-
sel, overhauled transmission,
rungs good $1800
LAWN TRAILERS, New, (2),
1) 5x10 w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1800. (863)357-5754
Trailer, 10x5, drop deck, good
cond., heavy duty, $450.
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x10',
Used 1 time. $850.
CHEVY WORK VAN 1988,
Needs transmission work.
DODGE CONV VAN '96, High-
top dual air, tv/vcr, all pwr.,
elec. bed, tow pkg, $4500
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