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Okeecho ee News
Vol. 96 No. 306 Wednesday, November 2, 2005 504 Plus tax
The special meeting of the
board of directors of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority that
was scheduled for this
evening at 7 p.m. has been
postponed due to the fact that
the chairman and the vice
chair will not be able to
The annual Skip Bryant
Memorial Golf Tournament
has been rescheduled for
Saturday, Nov. 12, at the
Okeechobee Golf & Country
CES is reading
October was a month full
of fun enrichment activities
for Kindergarten students at
Central Elementary School
(CES). In the bilingual pro-
gram we celebrated Colum-
bus Day and Spanish Her-
itage Month by honoring one
of the children's favorite
characters: "Dora the Explor-
er". The children learned
that Christopher Columbus
was an explorer like Dora
and discovered America in
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Conditions better for OUA
By Pete Gawda
Life is gradually returning to
normal for most of us hit by
Hurricane Wilma. That also
holds true for the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA).
L. C. Fortner, OUA executive
director, said the damage to his
utility was not as bad as the
damage from last year's hurri-
canes. He said they lost part of
the roof on the office, and at the
water plant. The utility also lost
two garage doors at the mainte-
nance building, experienced
roof damage at the pump sta-
tion serving Taylor Creek Isles
and lost some pump covers at
the wastewater treatment
Power has now been
restored to all OUA facilities,
but the portable generators
they purchased since last year's
hurricanes kept the system run-
ning while power was out. The
utility was also able to use their
generators to help a private
sewage treatment plant in a
mobile home park, and local
radio station WOKC.
The generators were used to
keep lift stations operable, and
move wastewater to the waste-
water treatment plant on Ceme-
tery Road. The generators had
nothing to do with the commu-
nity not having drinking water,
which was due to filters being
plugged because of sediment in
Mr. Fortner said that there
were not too many broken OUA
water lines, although there
were instances of broken lines
on the customer's side of the
meter. In those cases, OUA cuts
off the water at the meter and
notifies the customer to get a
plumber to repair the line.
As far as the boil water
notice, it was lifted as of late
One of the major signs
things are getting back to nor-
mal is the fact that on Monday
the utility was able to once
again use lake water. However,
Mr. Fortner said the condition of
the lake is not as good as before
the hurricane but the water is
During Hurricane Wilma, a
storm surge forced water to the
south end of the lake, leaving
OUA's water intake high and
dry. When the water returned
there was so much suspended
Fall activities:Wilma doesn't stop Halloween
sediment that the filters were
clogged. Therefore, OUA
turned to the Rim Canal as a
source of water.
One problem encountered
was getting a pump with suffi-
cient pressure to force water
from the Rim Canal over the 30-
foot dike to the OUA water
intake on the lake side of the
dike. A pumper fire truck
belonging to Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue was tem-
porarily used to help pump
water. Once they got a big
enough pump, the hose being
used burst from the pressure
and they had to use a 12-inch
PVC pipe. Mr. Fortner said OUA
would keep the pump for
another week or so as a precau-
To prevent problems in the
future when, for various rea-
sons, lake water could not be
used Mr. Fortner said the utility
is considering putting a water
intake structure on the Rim
Canal. Then water could be
pumped directly from the Rim
Canal to the treatment plant
without having to be pumped
over the dike.
The utility has no estimate
on a cost but Mr. Fortner esti-
mated that it could be between
$250,000 to $300,000 dollars.
A much better, but a much
more expensive method, to
correct this problem would be
the use of bank filtration. That
process has been discussed
before, but it would cost $1.5 to
Basically, bank filtration
would require placing a large
See OUA- Page 2
Okeechobee News/Pete GaWda
This was the scene in Flagler Park Halloween night as crowds of costumed youngsters
participated in activities sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street. There was food, music
candy and face painting.
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James Cannon turned his home at Third Avenue and 17th Street into a Haunted House
for Halloween. He and his wife Stephani worked on the creation for three months and
included pounding sounds, strobe lights, and ghosts that moved up and down on a
track. They moved their first floor furniture to a storage garage so they could create
scenes throughout the living room, kitchen and bath. Friends and neighbors were invit-
ed Monday night, along with any trick or treaters on the path by their house. They hand-
ed out 45 pounds of candy.
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Hurricane Recovery Updates
* FEMA has declared Okeechobee
County a disaster area. To apply for.
FEMA assistance, call 1-800-621-.
* A boil water notice has been can-
celled for Okeechobee County.
* The Brahman/Clewiston varsity
football game scheduled for Nov. 4
in Clewiston has been cancelled. In
its place, the Brahmans will travel to
Martin County High School on Nov.
4 to take on the Tigers. The game is
scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
This will be a make-up game that
was originally scheduled to take
place on Oct. 28 at Martin County.
* The Red Cross Shelter and feed-
ing station are no longer open at
the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter on U.S. 98.
* Water, ice and boxed meals are
no longer available at the Fort
Drum Little Man Feed Store.
* According to FP&L, power has
been restored to Okeechobee
County except for some isolated
homes/businesses. To report a
power outage call 800-40UTAGE.
* The City of Okeechobee has
begun debris removal in the south-
west quadrant. Please separate
debris into two piles one for veg-
etation and one for
construction/demolition debris. All
debris should be placed on a pub-
lic 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,
contact Donnie Robertson at (863)
763-3372, ext. 213. Vegetation
debris should be less than 8 ft. in
* The Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce has cancelled
their barbecue, originally sched-
uled for Friday, Nov. 4, in Flagler
Park. This event will be scheduled
at a later date. Anyone who pur-
chased tickets will be advised of
the new date and time. Please call
the Chamber office at (863) 763-
6464, for information.
* The O.C.R.A. public meeting and
board of directors meetings sched-
uled for Thursday, Nov. 3, have
been cancelled for this month.
* The Okeechobee County Plan-
ning and Zoning meeting has been
postponed until Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.
Updated information will be distrib-
uted to www.okeechobeeeoc.com
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Dustin Lowe, 7, and his dog Coda, a lemon white beagle,
were among the crowds of costumed people celebrating
Halloween in Flagler Park. Various organizations had
activities. The First United Methodist Church had a cake
walk and First Baptist Church had a Fall Festival.
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due as of Nov. 1
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property, roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 4 percent on payments made
Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent on pay-
ments made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2
percent on payments made Jan. 1,
2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments made Feb. 1,2006 Feb.
28,2006; and, net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-
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
replacement 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
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.
will meet Nov.21
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the del-
egation's next meeting has been
changed to Monday, Nov. 21.
The group was originally slated
to meet Nov. 2.
The panel will meet from 1:30
until 4 p.m. in the chambers of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, 304 N.W.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the community,
as well as local and county govern-
ments, may present their concerns
to the delegation at this time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.
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 homebuy-
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
OKEECHOBEE People who
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Helping
Our People in Emergencies), 1600
S.W Second Ave., at (863)634-
1410, for crisis counseling and
referral to various agencies.
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 2,2005 o
Central students are reading some exciting books
October was a month full of
fun enrichment activities for
Kindergarten students. In the
bilingual program we celebrat-
Day and Span-
Month by hon-
oring one of -
the Explorer". The children
learned that Christopher Colum-
bus was an explorer like Dora
and discovered America in 1492.
Mrs. Greseth's reading group
has been having a great time
with the 100 Book Challenge.
They have been reading all kinds
of exciting books, such as books
about leeches, sharks, frogs, etc.
Congratulations to Miguel Mal-
donado, Colton Stokes, and
Lane Rhuda for getting their first
"foot" on their chain. In math,
our class has learned all of the
multiplication facts and will
now start on division. Parents,
the students still need to prac-
tice the multiplication facts each
night so they won't forget them.
Congratulations to Leslie San-
tibanez and Roshell Thomas,
our Students of the Week!
Mr. Bayer's class is currently
working hard to prepare for the
FCAT tests. We have started
working in our FCAT reading
coach books and excitement is
running wild as our 100 book
challenge is about to begin. Cur-
rently we are reading and dis-
cussing "Rosie a Visiting Dogs
Story". In math we have just
completed the chapter on
money and are heading into the
world of division. As always,
thanks for checking those agen-
das and working on your child's
multiplication tables at home.
Ms. Enfinger's class is doing a
great job in both reading and
math. Readers are participating
in two new programs: 100 Book
Challenge and Success Maker.
They are really excited about
them. Students in reading are
still learning their multiplication
tables and beginning to divide
small numbers. They are build-
ing a balloon car to race, which
involves both math and science.
Congratulations to Jaime Soto
and RutKarina Gonzalez, our
Students of the Week. Don't for-
get to read! Our web page is
In Ms. Mateo's reading class,
we are reading a story about a
working dog. We are also doing
The 100 Book Challenge. We
will be doing The 100 Book
Challenge for the rest of the
school year. In math, we fin-
ished our 2's 5's multiplication
test. There were a lot of As.
Keep up the good work! We will
be doing our 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's and
10's. We are looking forward to
our field trip to Dolly Hand.
Have a great week! P.S. Do not
forget Read Aloud Day on Nov.
Ms. DelPrete and Mrs. Lopez
are proud of their students, and
all the reading they are doing.
We've started The 100 Book
Challenge. We all read silently
and uninterrupted for 15 min-
utes everyday to earn steps. Par-
ents, please remember to sign
the reading log after your child
has read at home, I step for
every 15 minutes. We have
earned over 600 Accelerated
Points. Congratulations to Hugo
Torres who has earned over 45
points. This week we are getting
a jump start on FCAT practice.
We're working on main idea
and supporting details. Your
child can get extra practice on
FCAT skills by logging on to FCA-
Texplorer.com. Our recent Stu-
dents of the Week are Tatiana
Guerrero, Perla Palacios, Nikki
Kieffer, and Lizbeth Casiano.
Mrs. Steiert wants to send out
an enormous congratulations to
her class! They have earned over
750 Accelerated points so far
this year. Way to go, class! Usu-
ally, Mrs. Steiert sets a year-long
goal of 2,000 for her cliss, but
she may have to bump it up to
3,000 this year with these out-
standing readers! Mrs. Steiert
also wants to highlight the stu-
dents who have been working
so hard on their math superstars
activities each week. These stu-
dents have moved up to the fol-
lowing point levels: 25 points-
Dustin Hamner, Gavin Lifford;
35 points-Jadie Underhill; 50
points-Nick Barletto, Dianisha
Nazario; 75 points-Katie Van-
Beek, Ben Vuleta, Rocky Hud-
dleston, Brooke Snyder, Sierra
Story; 100 points- Kylie Shirley,
Frank Adamo, Cain Elliot,
Chelsey Perry, Marilu Rodriguez,
Hunter Pritchard; 150 points-
Darby Jones. Mrs. Steiert is very
proud of them all! Mrs. Steiert's
Students of the Week have been
Mariah Madrigal, Adel Elhindi
and Darby Jones. All three of
these students are all around
The students in Mrs. Carpen-
ter's reading class are busy
wrapping up Theme 2 in read-
ing. We just finished reading
"Woodsong" in our basal books.
In Social Studies, we have been
reading about those first explor-
ers. The top AR student in read-
ing this grading period is Adel
Elhindi in Mrs. Steiert's home-
room. He is also top for the
school year. The top student in
my homeroom is Diego
Rodriguez. Congratulations to
those students who won awards
for the first grading period. Silver
Award: Diego Rodriguez and
Katie Van Beek. Red Award: Lil-
iana Flores, Shamarah Shanks,
Lacey Mailliard, Frank Adamo,
and Sierra Story. Effort Awards:
Frank Adamo, Gabriel Escamilla,
Ty'ronte Files, Brandon Mullin,
and Katie Van Beek. Citizenship
Awards: Gabriel Escamilla,
Diego Rodriguez, Sierra Story,
Katie Van Beek, and Mercedes
Ms. Stough's class has fin-
ished graphing in math and have
been working on addition, sub-
traction, and rounding decimals.
In science we got down and dirty
with plants, taking them out of
the pot and examining the root
systems and other plant parts.
We are keeping track of the
foods we eat and will be graph-
ing the plants from the list. We
are writing plant poems too. We
will be learning about photosyn-
thesis next. The Students of the
Week were Claresha Blair and
Garrett Huston. The top acceler-
ated reader is still Forrest Petty.
The students in Ms. White's
reading class are completing
their two week study of the nov-
els: "The Lion", "The Witch"
and "The Wardrobe" and "The
Mixed-up Files" of Mrs. Basil E.
Frankweiler. We will start a new
story in our basal reader, "Island
of the Blue Dolphin". We are still
reading about people who learn
how to work together as a team.
Gary Louis Canevari
Gary Louis Canevari, age 57,
died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at
Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center in Ft. Pierce. He was born
on May 3, 1948, in Fort Laud-
erdale and has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1999. He was a
member of the Believers Fellow-
ship Church,'a member of the
Okeechobee Volunteer Fire
Department, The Red Cross,
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
#237 and was a football trainer
for Okeechobee High School. He
was also a member of the Scottish
Rite Shrine Club in Fort Laud-
erdale. His hobbies included
Survivors include: his wife of
16 years, Judy Canevari of Okee-
chobee; daughters, Donna (Art)
McGinnis, Sandy Canevari of Fort
Lauderdale, Pam (Mike) Segarra
of Cooper City, Sheri Leitch (Ken
Franklin) of Dallas, Texas, and
Jodi (Ray) Basha of Davie, and
son, Major John (Lisa) Haas of
Panama City. In addition are
eleven grandchildren. He is also
survived by his father, Louis
Canevari of Lake Placid, his broth-
er Gene (Jackie) Canevari of Lake
Placid, Roger (Peggy) Canevari of
Raleigh, N.C., his sisters, Mary
Ann (Chuck) Glover of Port Saler-
no, Janet (Dan) Karns of Coconut
Creek, and Linda (Kevin) Thistle
Visitation will be Saturday,
Nov. 5, 2005, from 10 until 11 a.m.
with service to follow at the First
Baptist Church, 310 S.W. Fifth
Ave., Okeechobee. Pastor Nick
Hopkins will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the Okeechobee
Fire Department Volunteers.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
It's a bird, it's a plane,
SChase Pafford, 2, dressed up as Superman to attend the
Halloween festivities in Flagler Park sponsored by Okee-
chobee Main Street. An estimated 3,000 people came to
the park and also took part in First Baptist Church's Fall
In social studies, we are study-
ing The Southern Colonies. We
will learn about different occu-
pations that were necessary for
the colony to survive. Congratu-
lations to Anissa Demezier,
Johnathan Guitron and Atalo
Palacios, for being selected Stu-
dents of the Week! The Charac-
ter Counts Student of the Month
for Trustworthiness is Patsy
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PROUD: I am very proud to live here. After the hurricane, we saw on
the news that there were lines and lines of people in West Palm Beach
waiting for food and water and we did not have to deal with that here in
Okeechobee. Many people here in Okeechobee, though without power,
were nice to each other and waited patiently while in line for gas, food,
water and ice. I just want to say that I am proud of Okeechobee and how
you stood up to the storm and its aftermath.
WONDERFUL JOB: I want to thank the people who were responsi-
ble for getting food and supplies to the Buckhead Ridge Community
Center. All the volunteers did a wonderful job! I also wanted to say thank
you to Pike for helping to get our power on so quickly. Thankyou so very
DISASTER AREA: I would like to know why Okeechobee has not
been declared a disaster so that we are eligible for FEMA assistance.
There are so many homes and properties that were damaged by the
storm. Is it some sort of political issue? (Editor's Note: The Okeechobee
area has been declared a disaster area, which makes it possible for resi-
dents to receive hurricane assistance.)
TRICK-OR-TREAT The article on Saturday, headlined 'Kids' Safety
Leads to Special Event', the article speaks about the sheriff and the chief
of police not wanting the children to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Since
when are they the dictators who can tell me or my children whether or
not they can go trick or treating? (Editor's Note: The sheriff and chief of
police advised against children trick-or-treating along city and county
streets and roads due to debris and dangers left by Hurricane Wilma. In
many areas the debris was piled up on sidewalks and such which would
force pedestrians to walk out onto the road, which could have put trick-
or-treaters in a dangerous situation. Also, in some areas where trees
were blown over the 'fallen trees either broke or pulled up pieces of the
sidewalk, which only created another potentially dangerous situation.
They felt they were doing what was best for youngsters who would be
out walking around in the dark.)
UNCONSTITUTIONAL: I would just like to say that the curfews were
unconstitutional. Furthermore, no one can dictate who can trick-or-treat
on Halloween. Our rights are being taken away from us left and right
and soon, if we keep letting them inflict curfews upon us and take away
Halloween, they will keep taking away more freedoms until we are a
communist state like Russia.
DONT DICTATE: I would like to complain about the authorities who
dictate what holidays are celebrated in this town. Last year, they tried to
change it because of something going on at the high school. This year it
is blamed on the hurricane. If they are so worried about the safety of the
kids, why don't they just have it during the daylight hours instead of can-
celing it. The law in this town is to serve and protect, not to dictate. I
think that it is violation of our civil rights.
RED CROSS: This isabout Red Cross. I think that Red Cross is doing a
wonderful job. We had damage and devastation in our community but
our community did pretty well. We had gas lines and they were not that
long. In five days, our community has been up and running on its own.
There have been complaints that the Red Cross is not helping. They
need to get out and see what the Red Cross is doing in the area and
remember that the God helps those who help themselves.
WATCH OUT: If you have a need to have aluminum work done on
your home, you need to watch out for crooks posing as aluminum
installers. We had one who took three morittisto replace some ro6fs. It
still leaks and he used 'used' materials to; replace part of this roof. He
worked under a general contractor's license. He tried to charge us for
the old material like it was new. I had been in the contracting business
for 25 years and had never seen anything like this in my life.
GREEN MARKET: The Green Market is just the kind of thing that
Okeechobee needs. I plan on attending everyweek. I think that it is great
that somebody has decided to do something to make Okeechobee a
better place to live and I commend those people for their efforts.
NO THANKS: The person who called in about restaurants is right on
track and I agree with them. Whenever someone asks me to go out to
lunch, I politely say, "no thanks" because of the poor quality of restau-
rants in town. Many people who live in town must not leave the area to
eat so they don't know the difference.
NEW CULVERT: After last year's hurricanes, the water stood in the
ditch in front of my house for six weeks. It finally evaporated. Not a drop
of the water ran off. After two years of nagging and pleading, the county
road department finally put in a new culvert. The day after Hurricane
Wilma, it was all but gone. Thankyou county road department.
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Cane syrup was a sweetening staple in many of the pioneer households in Okeechobee County. A type of cane called
Japanese cane was grown locally at the turn of the century. Cane grinding machinery is in use by some local families.
While humans can turn the wheel, a mule or horse was often used while the large stalks of cane were fed into the grinder.
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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 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For
information, 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 listen 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 Kellh at 1863) 357-1335.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for'indivdiduails'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.
Tantie 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 find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
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 fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwahis 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
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
-are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be avail-
able there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For informa-
tion, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may attend.
For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved
one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care,
407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-
nity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
Martha's House banquet rescheduled
The Martha's House Appreciation Banquet has been resched-
uled to Tuesday, Nov. 8. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Civic Center on U.S. 98. The public is welcome. Call (863)763-2893
Medicare seminar is scheduled
An educational seminar for Medicare Part D prescription cover-
age will be held at the VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge on Tues-
day, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. For information, call (863)763-8011.
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 ses-
sions 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. Volunteers must
be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit to a criminal back-
ground check, submit to a personal reference check and attend 30
hours of training that includes courtroom observation and inde-
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 only. 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.
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 commu-
nity 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 accept-
ed at this location.
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.
Eastern Star planning yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Starwill hold
a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the parking lot of the former U-
Save Supermarket, 2700 U.S. 441 S., from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you
have items you would like to donate contact Margaret Smith, wor-
thy matron, at (863) 467-8020.
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) 763-4021.
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.
Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class on Monday, Nov. 7, and Mon-
day, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be held in his office at 916
W. North Park St. For details and information, call (863)763-4320.
The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 2, 2005 o
Community Theatre fall musical opens Friday
One comment which could be
made about the Okeechobee
Community Theatre's fall musi-
cal which opens on Friday, Nov.
4, for a four night run, is that it is
somewhat dated in a good
way, according to OCT Coordina-
tor/Director, Ron Hayes.
"110 in the Shade" takes place
in an almost forgotten world in
which the biggest crime is not
being friendly, where an argu-
ment is resolved with a punch
and quickly put aside, where
being divorced is something you
whisper about, and where a
woman's brothers do their best
to get her married off.
"The play tends to make one
nostalgic," says one critic, "not so
much for the time period in
which the action takes place, but
for the time when people wrote
musicals like this: plots where the
villain isn't just a "bad guy," but
someone with good intentions
and a mistaken view of how to
best accomplish them; shows
where supporting characters
are as multi-dimensional as the
lead; and scripts where the
metaphors are so clear, nobody
need explain them."
The show will be performed
on Friday and Saturday nights,
November 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 8
p.m. each evening, at the Okee-
chobee Auditorium, on South-
west Second Ave. at Seventh
street, behind Golden Corral
Advance reserved seat tickets
are $10 each, and are on sale at
the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce office, or at the door
on performance nights, if avail-
"110 in the Shade" is the story
of a town suffering a ceaseless
heat wave, a woman whose
social life is suffering a similar
drought, and the traveling con-
man who promises to do some-
thing about the former, but ends
up addressing the latter.
"This show deserves to be in
the same category as such gold-
en greats of the musical stage as
"Oklahoma!," and "The Music
Man," says Hayes. "It has one of
the most beautiful scores ever to
come out' of Broadway, written
by the song-writing duo of Har-
vey Schmidt and Tom Jones, who
also wrote "The. Fantasticks,"
which ran in New York for more
than 42 years, and became the
longest-running musical in Amer-
ican theatre history. There are
gorgeous love songs, light heart-
ed comic numbers, and chorus
performances with a raise the
roof' gospel feel.'
"In addition, the show is
based on the hit play "The Rain-
maker," which had successful
runs on television and on Broad-
way (in non-musical versions)
and became a hit motion picture,
starring Burt Lancaster and
Katharine Hepburn," Hayes adds.
The show boasts one of the
largest casts of any of the OCT
productions over the past 27
years, including veterans of past
shows, as well as some newcom-
ers to the local stage. The role of
Lizzie, a girl who fears that she
may just become an "old maid,"
will be played by Linda Mazzola,
in her first appearance with the
OCT. "Linda's voice is a joy to
behold," Hayes says, "and she
does wonderful things with the
beautiful songs she gets to per-
Another newcomer to the
OCT is Daniel Hamby as Star-
buck, the self-proclaimed rain-
maker. Hamby frequently
appears in shows in which he
impersonates well-known courn
try-western and rock performers.
Mike Zierden, a veteran star of
such OCT productions as "Paja-
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Lizzie Curry (Linda Mazzola) assures Sheriff File (Mike Zierden) that a man and a woman can
truly love one another for life. The musical moment is from the Okeechobee Community The-
atre's production of "110 in the Shade," which opens Friday.
Curry family portrait: Father, H.C. Curry and brothers, Noah and Jimmy consider it their
responsibility to get sister Lizzie married off, in the Okeechobee Community Theatre's pro-
duction of "110 in the Shade." Cast members are: (left to right), Paul Buxton, Kevin Lute,
Linda Mazzola and Tom Murray (seated).
ma Game," "Damn Yankees,"
"Oklahoma!" and others, will be
seen in the role of File, the local
sheriff, who avoids close relation-
ships following a painful divorce.
Also to be seen in principal
roles are Tom Murray, as Lizzie's
well-meaning father, H.C.; Paul
Buxton and Kevin Lute as
Lizzie's brothers, Noah and Jim,
who feel that it is their job to see
that she gets married; and Tina
Welborn as Snookie, the girl-
friend of Lizzie's youngest broth-
All have performed in previ-
ous OCT productions.
Appearing as townspeople,
and adding their voices to the
chorus numbers, are Jordan
Bean, Jordan Canevari, Raye
Deusinger, Brian Garza, Sonya
Hamby, JoAnn Kane, Amanda
Lamberti, Aric Majere, Alex
Ming, Rahl Joanie Moffatt, Larry
Paxton, Scotty Rae, Wilkinson,
Cathy Womble, David Womble,
and Kim Womble.
Sara-Kay Knoche is the per-
formance Pianist, Max Duhalde
plays the percussion, and the
play is directed by Ron and
Jacque Hayes. "110 in the
Shade" will be the first musical
production by the Okeechobee
Community Theatre to benefit
from the organization's new
Each principal performer will
be individually miked, so the
audience will have no trouble
hearing the dialogue or the.
songs, from any seat in the
The Okeechobee. Community
Theatre is an all-volunteer
organization which is now in its
twenty-seventh year of produc-
ing live Broadway-style musi-
cals, comedies, and dramas for
It is a member of the Ameri-
can Association of Community
Theatre, IL. and the Florida The-
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Spencer receives September Brahman girls'
Athlete of the Month award schedule
By Lorna Jablonski
Senior Brahman football play-
er Kenny Spencer was selected as
the male Athlete of the Month for
September 2005 for his accom-
plishments on the football field.
Spencer had 495 yards, averaged
5.8 yards per carry, scored five
touchdowns and was second in
the area in rushing. As a senior
recipient of this award, he is now
eligible for Athlete of the Year
honors in May 2006.
Spencer has played football
most of his life and received the
Athlete of the Month award last
season. He also is on the track
and field team.
He would like to atterid college
majoring in video game design.
Spencer is the son of Kenneth
Spencer, Sr. and Brenda Byrd.
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Brahman football coach Chris Branham (left) presented sen-
ior football player Kenny Spencer (right) with the September
male Athlete of the Month award.
Smiley named female athlete of month
By Loma Jablonski
Lady Brahman Kelley Smiley
was named as the female Athlete
of the Month for August for her
performance on the volleyball
team. Smiley led the team in
spikes and kills. She was nomi-
nated by her coach George May
and selected by the varsity
coaches at a recent coaches
Smiley is no stranger to
awards. This seven-year veteran
of the volleyball court received
the 2004-2005 Spiker Award for
volleyball. As a member of the
girls' softball team, she was
selected as the Athlete of the
Year for Gatorade last season.
This young lady is not just a
good athlete, but also an out-
standing student with a 3.06
grade point average.
Even though Smiley is only a
junior, she already has her sights
set on attending the University of
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Volleyball coach George May (right) presented Kelley Smiley
(left) with the female Athlete of the Month award for August
for her performance on the volleyball court.
South Florida and playing on
their softball team.
helps junior golf
The Waldau 14th annual golf
tournament and.party to benefit
junior golf \\ill 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. Tourna-
ment fees are $40 per person and
includes golf, prizes and entry to
Waldau's Dinner and Dance Party
in the KOA Convention Center
starting at 6 p.m. Space is limited
so sign up early. Pre-payment is
required. Participation' in the golf
tournament is .not necessary to
attend the dinner/dance.
Dinner/dance ticket-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
For information or to register,
contact Bridgette at (863) 467-
For more about Waldau's
She is the daughter of Tommy
and Missy Smiley.
Junior Golf, Inc., visit their web
site at www.floridajuniorgolf.org.
OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
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Building A Better HOME '
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Divas attend Halloween party
The Foxy Divas of Okeechobee attended the annual Hal-
loween party at the Seminole bingo hall. Several Foxy Divas
went along. Our own Betty Head won the first place hat con-
test for the second year in a row. She must be doing some-
thing right. The Foxy Divas are: (not in any particular order)
Ann Hurst, Wilma Goudy, Marilyn Hadley (vice mother), Mari
Walther (queen mother), Betty Head, Dorothy Anderson,
Mary Skjordal, Betty Williams, and Beverly Repak.
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Washing airplanes was the order of the day's activities at
the Okeechobee Airport on Saturday, Oct. 29. Members of
the Okeechobee Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol teamed
up working together to raise money for the local chapter.
The members of the local squadron also worked together
to help in the clean up efforts removing debris from last
Monday's blast from Hurricane Wilma at the airport
throughout the day.
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Mar Walther
Halloween costume winner
Foxy Divas attended a Halloween costume party at the
Seminole Indian Reservation. Our own Betty Head won
first place for the hat contest two years in a row. Queen
Mother, Mari Walther is very proud and I know all the
Divas are too!
Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you
may download them directly from the web at www.schoolreadi-
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2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Jim and Peggy Robinson on Oct. 31, 1955, their wedding day.
Jim and Peggy Robinson, today, celebrating 50 years of
The Dew Drop Inn RV Park for
... .. JL bbi 24 years and current owners of
Robinson Jim's Place Park celebrated their
Jim and Peggy Robinson of 50th anniversary on Oct. 31,
Okeechobee, former owners of 2005. The Robinson's were mar-
ried on Oct. 31. 1955, by Judge
Kauffman in Detroit, Mich.
Their children are: daughter
and son-in-law, Cindy and Dan
Trapp of Lacey, Ala.; and, son,
Jimbo Robinson, who went
home to be with the Lord in
They have two grandchil-
dren, Jr. and Shannon Trapp of
Area woman publishes book
His maternal grandparents are Feed & Supply Co.
Tammy and Gene Ward of Welling- ee S apply
ton and his paternal grandparents 763-6905
are Elizabeth and Bill Suggs of
SOkeechobee and Robert Hunter of Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee
LaBelle. Great-grandparents are
af Nancy Cooper and Helen and
S Clarence Hunter.
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Pelican Publishing Company
announces the release of "Kissim-
mee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter" by
local author Jan Day and illustrator
Janeen Mason of Stuart.
"Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow
Hunter" is a tall tale picture book
featuring the pioneer cracker cow
hunter, and is set in an area around
what could be Okeechobee Coun-
This is Jan Day's third book with
Pelican. Her first two are "The
Tommie Hawk &
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Hawk,
Alana Glover and the late Thomas
Hawk of Miramar are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Tommie Jumper
Hawk to Derrick Smith of Okee-
Pirate Pink" and "Pirate Pink and
Treasures of the Reef."
Day makes her home in Okee-
chobee where she lives with her
husband, Alan, and daughter, Ali-
cia. Day and Mason will present a
program on "Tall Tales for All Ages"
at the Okeechobee County Library
on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1 until 2
p.m. A fund-raiser autographing for
the Friends of the Okeechobee
Library and reception will follow.
chobee. The prospective groom is
the son of John and Tracy Smith
of Okeechobee and Larry Smith
,of Brighton Indian Reservation.
The wedding is planned for
Nov. 25, 2005, at the Tree Tops
Park in Davie.
Garrett Morgan Hunter
Justin Hunter and Tabitha Arm-
strong of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Garrett Morgan Hunter.
He was born on Oct. 18, 2005, at
St. Lucie Medical Center in Port. St.
Lucie. He weighed 7 pounds, 3
ounces and was 20 inches long at
attended the University of Miami.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of
Okeechobee High School. He
attended Broward Community
College and he is employed as a
lead commission officer with the
Seminole Hard Rock Casino.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 grad- After the wedding, the couple
uate of Nova High School. She will reside in Dania Beach.
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Pelican Publishing Company announces the release of
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Day (right) and illustrator Janeen Mason (left).
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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Single hurricane deductible law helps victims
MIAMI Tom Gallagher, ers can only apply a non-hurri- cane hotline at 1-800-22-STORM. 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 163,
Florida's chief financial officer, cane deductible on future claims The department has also opened Ft. Myers- (239)461-4000
alerted storm victims that dam- from other storms. The usual insurance villages where special- The department will work to
age sustained from multiple hur- non-hurricane deductible for ists can help Floridians contact have insurance consumer spe-
ricanes this season can be com- losses that result from other their insurance companies and cialists located in the Disaster
bined to meet a single causes, such as fire or theft, is also help consumers get emer- Recovery Centers set up by
windstorm insurance $500. agency funding from their insur- FEMA.
deductible. For example, a two percent ance companies for food, water,
I I ..... c .... hA h d .. (3allagher also alerted Floridi-
"Following the unprecedent-
ed four hurricanes we were hit
with in 2004, we were successful
in passing a law to limit hurri-
cane deductibles to one per hur-
ricane season," said' Gallagher,
"regardless of the number of hur-
ricanes that affect the policyhold-
er. Floridians need to know that
losses suffered in separate
storms can be combined to
reach the deductible amount. My
hope is that this new law will
protect people from financial
Under the new law, one full
hurricane deductible, typically
two or five percent of the total
coverage for the structure, can
be applied, regardless of the
number of storms. However,
once the full hurricane
deductible has been met, insur-
hurricane deductible on a
$200,000 structure would be
$4,000. Therefore if a loss in
excess of $4,000 was suffered
from Hurricane Katrina, one full
deductible would be met. Any
additional storm claims would
be subject to the usual $500 non-
hurricane deductible so loss
amounts exceeding $500 from
Hurricane Wilma normally
would be covered.
However, if the damage from
Katrina was only $3,000, there
would still be $1,000 left from the
required $4,000 hurricane
deductible to be met, and this
would apply to losses from
Wilma or any other storm.
Questions about deductibles
or other financial issues can be
answered through the Depart-
ment of Financial Service hurri-
U lltELCI VVICIC IO.-CIIUtIUO tU -
Many insurance companies
have also sent mobile units to the
DFS site. The insurance villages
are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
seven days a week.
In Broward County at 6901
West Sunrise Boulevard in Plan-
tation (across the street from
Plantation High School).
A Miami-Dade County insur-
ance village will be set up on
Wednesday, November 2. Details
will be forthcoming.
Assistance is also available in
the DFS Consumer Services
400 N. Congress Ave., Suite
210, West Palm Beach -
401 NW 2nd Ave, Suite
N307, Miami- (305)536-0300
ans to emergency rules enacted
by the Florida insurance com-
missioner in response to Hurri-
cane Wilma: Homeowners poli-
cies cannot be canceled until 90
days after all hurricane damage
is repaired. Also, pharmacies
must allow prescriptions to be
refilled beyond the standard 30-
day supply, so that Floridians
who have to evacuate their
homes can travel with an ade-
quate supply of medication.
Additionally, an order issued
today prohibits insurers from
canceling or non-renewing poli-
cies covering commercial or resi-
dential property, automobile,
health, life, health maintenance
organizations and continuing
care retirement centers in 20
counties damaged by Hurricane
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THE- CLOCK- "
The staff of The Clock Restaurant has faithfully provided the
Okeechobee community with quality service and food for over 3
years. You'll find the Clock easily takes the gold when it comes to
maintaining a nice family atmosphere... the servers are fast,
friendly, and efficient and the management team is right there
making sure you, the customer, are taken care of properly.
One of the most interesting things about the Clock is that you'll
always see your favorite hometown friends here police officers.
local business owners and workers, and so on and they'll all tell
you that they enjoy the consistent quality food and service we
give them. And that is why I invite you to come and rely on us -
because we care!
We have a variety of lunch specials starting at under $6.00. Do
you only have an hour or less for lunch? We'll get you in and out
faster than any other full service restaurant in town and that's
guaranteed. For breakfast, the Clock has a breakfast buffet that
runs 7 days a week with just about every breakfast item on it you
can think of. Everyone knows about our infamous Touchdown
Breakfast that is always available any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2
pancakes, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links for just $3.89. For din-
ner, try our newest amazing deal: All you can eat fish or shrimp
for only $8.99, every Friday and Saturday night. Hey seniors!
Have you enjoyed 2 dinners from our senior menu for ony
$10.49? Includes choice of vegetable, choice of potato, soup or
salad, and dinner roll or biscuit. All that for only $10.49! (Use
coupon anytime conveniently located in the Okeechobee News or
join us every Tuesday night).
So please visit us and experience Okeechobee's #1 place for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. How about a cup of Joe on Joe? Stop
by and ask for me personally I'd love to get to know you!
Joseph Graisbery ~ General Manager
J' At Home *Amospnere
D :'I, i (8631763-6577
S, l; 6315 S.E. Hwy. 441
S,. Nubin Slough Bridge
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Sun. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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THURSDAY: 70's & 80's Ladies Night
FRIDAY: ALL CLUB NIGHT Music for EVERYONE!
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Availaets, Paries Catering Available.
WAvailable for Banquets, Parties. Catering Available. aftel l -
Specializes in Szechuan, Hunan,
Cantonese, American & Japanese
6 BUFFET BARS
150 Items & Salad Bar
Eat FREE on your Birthday!
Lunch: $599 Dinner: $799
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 2,2005 13
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly proper-
ty beautification awards pro-
gram. The property does not
have to be for sale and is open to
residential and commercial
property throughout the county.
For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann
Watford, secretary of the board
at (863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811, or Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,-
or (863) 763-4818.
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.
Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Pro-
gram is available for Okee-
chobee residents. The rates to
spay/neuter cats and dogs are:
female cat $15; male cat $10;
female dog $25; and male dog -
$25. Applications may be picked
up at the PennySaver, St. Vin-
cent's, Salvation Army or Animal
Control. For information, call
(772) 283-4137 or (772) 336-
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okee-
chobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must
be vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against
rabies with a United States Gov-
ernment approved vaccine. Ani-
mal licenses are purchased at
the Animal Control facility with
proof of current rabies vaccina-
tion. For information, call Ani-
mal Control at (863) 357-3225.
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-
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boneless sirloin Breyers
tip roast ice cream
7.05 oz. Raisin Bran cereal bars or
7.38 or 13-21 oz. Honey Bunches of
Oats, 17 oz. Fruity Pebbles
or 18.5 oz. Honey Comb
save up to $4.99 on 2 lbs.
save up to $3.99 on 2 lbs.
save up to $3.99 on 2 lbs.
save up to $5.49 on 2
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Hormel -' selected varieties
half sliced Hickory
spiral ham Sweet bacon
1b2 for 5
12 pack 0.5 Itr.
btls. Lipton tea or
0.5 liter bottles
- save up to $1.58 on 2
12-16 oz. roll
save up to $2.98 on 2
save up to $1.00
s 28 oz.
original or hot
' ,2 99
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save up to $9.98 on 2
bottle or cans
'Genuine Draft or
save up to $1.30
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8 triple, 12 ultra
or double or
save up to
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save up to $2.00 lb.
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selected varieties -
15-18 oz. Nabisco Oreo 4-32 oz.
cookies or 11-11.5 oz. 5 lb. bag all varieties
Lay's potato Russet or Red Dole
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20 oz. bottle
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with card with card
*If you're not satisfied with your produce, we'll replace your
purchase and refund your money. See in store for details.
6 pack Kaiser
save up to $2 49 on 2 with card
46 oz all varieties
up to 80c v. ith card
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points accumulation period exclude; bottle
deposit and refunds,.charity events, check
cashing fee, even It up, fees, fuel, gift cards,
Instant lottery, money orders and fees, online
lottery, sales tax, phone cards, Ticketmaster,
utility .payment and fees, vending machines,
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lottery, money' rdie r and:fees, or.il.tJlttery,:
pharmacy, gift and phone cards, Ticketnmatier,
tobacco, utility payments and payment fees,
vending.riachines and Western Union.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
5900+/- acres, near Albany,
GA. Income producing, hunt-
ing preserve, abundant wa-
ter, irrigated rowcrops,
pecan orchards. Saturday,
November 26, 10 a.m. Row-
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BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
Lake Reedy approx 1 'week
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
KITTEN- male, 7 wks old, grey
tabby, vic of NW 6th St.
LADIES RING found vie. 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.
YELLOW MIX DOG- female,
vic of Ft. Denaud Rd., wear-
ing collar, (863)673-0655.
CALF, Black & White Spotted.
Last seen Okeechobee Little
signs and .
IEm I -fnent
Full Time- 0.20
FAMILY COURT MANAGER
$44,415.36/Annually + benefits. Minimum
B.S./B.A. degree. Attorney with Family Law
experience preferred. Send State
of Florida application to:
229 Courthouse Addition
218 S.2nd St.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
CELL PHONE Silver Nextel
lost at Okeechobee Halloween
Festival. Reward offered.
Please call (863)697-3074
Tan w/black collar. Vic.: Be-
hind Race track gas station.
GLASSES, prescription, in red
case, behind Rodeo
grounds, 15th or 16th St.,
PIT BULL MIX-4 mo. old fe-
male. White, w/ two freckles
on right ear. Purple collar w/
bell. 4yr old daughter can't
sleep with out her!! Please call
w/ any info. (386)864-3043 or
YOU A MORE INFORMED
D o wnder newspaper
reader ore more poputail
CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. iind or small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
PUPS- 6 wks old, free to
good homes (863)763-5178
KITTENS- 2 Adorable, Free to
great loving homes.
Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call (813)872-0722
or send $7.99 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
Oppor.tuni ti es.
(800)493-3688 Code J-1 4.
92 cpm +r fuel surcharge,
Zero Down Lease Purchase
$1 Buyout. No Credit Check.
Pete's Freightliners, KW & In-
ternationals. No Haz Mat Re-
A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY GOOD PAY,
DO NOT CALL
A/C company seeks exp'd me-
chanic. Valid drivers license
a must. Top Pay. Applica-
tions avail., 406 SW 2nd St.
ACT NOW DRIVERS- Flatbed,
Bulk Tank and Refrigerated
based pay. Experienced Op-
erators. Independent Con-
tractors or Company Drivers.
CDL Instruction Program
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
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Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
772-59-2000 Ext. 19
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central,
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
.years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
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-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
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.
863)946-1742 $750 wk+tips
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
MECHANIC: Experienced in
Heavy Equipment & Hydraul-
ics. Call (772)464-2582 Be-
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
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OFFICE MGR. NEEDED
Payroll experience a plus
Contact Chris Shirley
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
F/T for Local Company.
Previous experience and
knowledge of Quick Books
age or older w/no criminal
record. For application please
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
Full Time 01,
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
-Medical and Life Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
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
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119 SE 8th Ave.
(Next to Zippy's Wings)
PICTURE POSITIONED AT CUSTOMER'S REQUEST
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
RN, LPN &
Water's Edge Dermatology
Fax Resume to (863) 467-1919
Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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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
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PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health 8 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 CONDITIONER, Maytag,
15,000 btu, paid $400, sell
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.
FREEZER, upright, small, exc.
cond., 1/2 price $150 firm,
no hurricane damage,
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
BUILDING SALE! "Last
Chance!" 20x26 Now $3995.
25x30, $5700. 30x40,
$8300. 40x60, $12,900.
Many Others. Meets 140
M.RH. Higher available. One
end included. Pioneer
CERAMIC TILE, 190 sq. ft.,
light beige, 16 1-r '. 1 1/4",
w/ 3 bags of mortar & grout,
$325 neg. (863)467-9443
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
VINYL SIDING- for a mobile
home, cream color, $100 for
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
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
KNIFE MAKING- Acetylene
/Oxygen tanks, hoses & gaug-
es, 'drill presses, multi grind-
ers, $2000 (863)763-9527
COUCH, California Style, light
colors, L-shaped, w/formica
corner table, $150.
CRAFTMATIC BEDS, (2),
$1000 will sell separately.
DINING ROOM TABLE & 5
DRESSER & 2 Night stands.
Good condition. $100.
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951
BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
BROWNING 380 AUTO- ask-
ing $400 or will trade
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. all about
guns. Cost $950 now
417 W.S. Park
HOT WATER HEATER, brand
new, used 6 mos.,. paid
$850, sell for $650.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified
EARNINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee
TABLE, round, white washed,
glass top, with 4 high/back
d.ial It m s-'0, .I
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dom! Travel without canis-
ters, Oxlife's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators run off
your car & in your home.
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home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $650 or best offer
NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
ROLLING TOOL CARRIER-
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353
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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
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
PIT BULL PUPS & ADULTS-
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
ROUND PEN- galvanized, 2"
pipe rails, 15 panels with
.gate, purchased in '05, $995
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
WATERFRONT-1BR. In town
furnished. Very nice. No pets.
CBS, '03, 3/2, on 1 fenced
acre, $1250 mo., no inside
pets, non-smoking environ-
ment, 467-0756 or
RENTAL NEEDED ASAP
Single Mom with 1 child. Dis-
placed by hurricane. Rent less
than $600 mo. (863)634-5113
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
TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800
TV, Magnavox, Color, Con-
sole. 27"? Works & Looks
good. $60. (863)357-1560
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
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
VCR, Sharp, 2 yrs. old, like
new, w/32 factory pre-re-
corded tapes & 2 new blank
tapes, $80. (772)461-8822
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed 'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
Poultry Supplies 860
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.
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
12.5hp, 38" cut, $250.
RIDING MOWER- Mastercut
14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
deck fair, good for parts, or
co cart $100 (863)357-1236
ACREAGE New lakeside
community close to Chatta-
nooga & Knoxville. Commu-
nity lake access, boat ramp
and amenities. Limited num-
ber private boat slips. 1/2+
acres from $30k. Call
Tennessee Waterfront Salel
2.4 Acre Waterfront $9,900!
Dockable Building Lots from
$14,900! Cabin Package
$54,900. Call Now!
(866)770-5263 Ext. 8.
LAKEFRONT LAND New
community on the TN/KY
border. Just 1-1/2 hours to
Nashville. Spectacular views
of Lake Barkley. 1 to 6 acres
from the $40s. No time re-
quirement to build. Call
OKEE, Female preferred, 3br,
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit.
priv. Must like dogs. $425
incl util. (863)467-6251
ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
mo., util. incl., full house privi-
Real Estate I
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
NEWIII Waterfront 3B/R
homes available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Wont last! (863)763-6376
Panama City Beach, FL Hibis-
cus- Overlooking St. An-
drews Bay Brand New 2
$425,000 or both for
$770,000- Make offer Imme-
diate $100,000 equity
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
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!
w/ 2400' plus SR78 Hwy
frontage. Across from full
service marina & retail
center. Improved pasture &
Great investment potential at
$9 million Drew Drake & Co.
ASHEVILLE NC AREA- MOUN-
TAIN ACREAGE Spectacular
gated riverfront mountain
community bordering Pisgah
Nat'l Forest. 1-8 acre build-
ing sites from the $50s.
Community lodge/ recreation
center & river walk. Call
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
Coastal Georgia gated com-
munity, deep water access,
ancient oak trees, golf, ten-
nis, proposed pool and fit-
ness 1 acre homesites from
the mid 70's.
WWW. C 0 0 PER-
NC MOUNTAINS 2.87 acres
on mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $19,500 owner
NEW LOG CABIN-NC Moun-
tains. New shell on secluded
mountain site. $89,900.
Hardwood forest. Great fall
colors. Paved road. Near
parks & lakes. Acreage & fi-
NEW MEXICO -20 acres
$24,990 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100%
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
Pre-construction condos and
Land opportunities. IMMEDI-
ATE. SIX-FIGURE E UITY
units available. (Florida,
Georgia, Mississippi, Texas,
FREE NO Obligation Financial
WESTERN North Carolina
Mountains Cool Air, Views,
Streams, Homes, Cabins,
Acreage FREE BROCHURE
OF MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
WHITEWATER LIVING IN THE
TENNESSEE SMOKIES Gated
Waterfront Community River-
front and Mountain Views
Available, Prices Starting
Low as $46,900. Final Phase
Limited Lots Call Now! No
Closing Costs Buy Direct
From Developer SAVE
(800)559-3095 ext 327
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
MobBe Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
TREASURE ISLAND, 2/2, Fur-
nished. Available now. Very
private lot w/screen porch, etc.
$1000 mo. 863-357-3639
TREASURE ISLAND- 3br, 2ba.
$600 mo. 1st & last & sec.
Screened in front room & rear
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
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.
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 h;, Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Tru wir Excellent
cond. $1550 (561)644-1590
OZARKDECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
CHEVY CORVETTE 1984, 350
eng., Auto., Ice cold A/C, Runs
good. Need TLC. $5000 or
best offer. (863)801-3841
ItO the right time of year for barbecues, and what
could be easier than having all of your outdoor din-
ing needs at hand right on the patio? Now do-it-
yourselfers can build this convenient patio galley and
bring the kitchen outside. Featuring two shelves and
a drawer, the completed patio galley measures about
52 in, tall by 38 in, wide by 15 in. deep.
Patio Galley plan (No. 342)... $8.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four other projects... $22,95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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PONTOON BOAT-1986- 24',
good shape, 40HP Merc, no
trailer, ready to go
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr, $1500
CAMPER FULLY FURN. Adult
Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782
SKYLINE '91 5th WhI, Front
Liv.' Rm. Good cond. Water-
front lot w/lake access. $200
mo. $7711 neg 863-801-3841
SUNLINE '05- 28 ft, 4 point
leveling system, elec tongue
jack, twin 30 Ib propane
tanks, CA, furnace, under
warranty, awning, SS apple ,
QS bed, bunkbeds, MWO,
Harley Davidson model haul-
er. In/Outside stereo system.
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
HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles $1900 neg.
FORD TEMPO, '88, 46k mi., 6
cyl., auto, runs good, needs
C, $1200. (863)467-8449
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '93
Carter, one owner, always
garaged. 102K mi, excellent
cond. $3800 (863)357-7406
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-
to., 5 spd., NC. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
TOYOTA CAMRY '93- needs
work, runs, or good for
parts. $350 or best offer
VOLVO 740 ,'91- excellent
shape, cold AC, $2500
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified,
FORD BRONCO-'81, Full size,
needs motor, has some.rust.
Great for hunting or play.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
DODGE MAG WHEELS
3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
FORD ENGINE, 329 & C6
Transmission. $400. or will
MERCURY PARTS older mo-
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
TIRES (6) Good Year, Wran-
gler HT 235x85R16. Load
range E. Like new. $600 for
all, will sep. (239)898-1916
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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
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
LAWN TRAILERS, New, (2),
1) 5x10 w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1800. (863)357-5754
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x10',
Used 1 time. $850.
CHEVY WORK VAN 1988,
Needs transmission work.
it's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
FORD AEROSTAR- '94, Cold
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Public Notice "):
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on NOVEMBER 11,
2005, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida
Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model
and vin are as follows.
1986 Chevy Sprint
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NALI NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is'
condition with no guarantee's.
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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR CO-
OUNA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNES-
DAY. NOVEMBER 9, 2005 AT 9:00
A.M. IN THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX
BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EX-
TENSION OFFICE, SMALL CONFER-
ENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 n.,
OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY OF THE
PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OB-
TAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DE-
CIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY
THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT
PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON
WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING
MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC
PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK
BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE
DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC
SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT
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There will be a meeting of the Okeechobee County Agr-Civic Center Advisory Com-
mittee on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Administration
Annex meeting room, 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Committee / Task Force
with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
John W. Abney, Sr, Chairman
Agri-Civic Center Advisory Committee
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
LAWN MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AIRPORT & INDUSTRIAL PARK
Service Period: One (1) year, renewable upon mutual agreement for a maximum of
three (3) years.
Bids Accepted Through: November 15, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. Proposals received after
this date and time will be returned unopened.
Instructions: You may hand deliver or mail bids in a sealed envelope labeled "Air-
port Lawn Maintenance Contract Bid" to he Board of County Commissioners, 304
N.W. 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, FL 34972. For additional information
orto visit the sites please contact Vemon Gray at 863-467-5505.
Service Requirements: This contract will be for full service lawn maintenance of
designated areas within the Okeechobee County Airport and for designated sites
in the Airport Industrial Park. All normal lawn and grounds maintenance tasks are
included, whether detailed in the specific requirements listed below or not
Required Tasks: Mow approximately 300 acres of grass within the airport and ap-
proximately two (2) acres of grass within the industrial park every two weeks, in-
cluding trimming grass around buildings, hangars, runway and taxiway lights,
runway and taxiway signs, airport instruments, fencing, uity structures, trees,
and the entrance lights and signs to the airport and industrial park. All grass and
debris isto be removed from sidewalks, patios, parking areas, and aircraft move-
ment areas. Trim all shrubs and hedges as needed.
Bids: Interested Contractors are requested to submit the
following information to perform the described project:
1.Types and number of equipment to be used to perform the work, e.g., tractor,
mowers, trimmers, etc.
2.Number of workers to be used to perform the work.
3.Contracto's background experience in performing this type of work.
4.Proposed costto perform this work every two weeks.
5.Proof of liability insurance.
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Bazaar helps aid missionary projects
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host
an old-fashioned bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at 9 a.m.
There will be many hand-crafted items, white elephant items and
baked goods for sale. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the
church, with the-proceeds going toward their support of missionary
projects. For information, call (863) 467-2482 or (863) 824-0013.
Mason's to host turkey dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host
their annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit distressed worthy brothers. Eat
in or take out will be available. The suggested donation for adults is $6,
and for children under the age of 10 it is $3. The children's plate will
not be available for take out. For ticket information call Rich Sweet at
(863) 824-0262; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; Matt Buxton at (863)
357-9992; or, any member of Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM.
Church to host Blackwood Legacy group
The Blackwood Legacy group will be in concert Wednesday, Nov.
16, at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., beginning
at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Blackwood Legacy features Rick Price, for-
mer lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, and Perry Jones,
formerly of the group Mercy Me. For information, call (863) 763-6869.
Chamber hosting self defense class
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., will
host a class onThursday, Nov. 17, on personal self defense which will
help participants obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The
cost is $15 and must be paid in advance at the Chamber. Class size will
be limited to the first 20 to pay their fees. Others who wish to take the
class willibe placed on the list for the December class. The November
class will be from 7 until 8:15 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the class will
meet at the Chamber around 8 a.m. to go to the shooting range. If you
do not have a gun or ear plugs they will be provided. For information,
call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor the United Way/Raulerson Hospi-
tal Greater Open Golf Tournament on Nov. 19 at the Okeechobee Golf
& Country Club on U.S. 441 N. Registration will be from 7 until 8 a.m.
Green and tee sponsorships are available for $100 each. Golfing fees
are $50 per person which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, coffee and
doughnuts. A lunch will be held after the tournament. All proceeds will
go to the United Way of Okeechobee. For information, contact Bill
Casian at Raulerson Hospital, (863) 824-2702.
IRCC to expand Okeechobee campus
The program on the expansion of Indian River Community Col-
lege's (IRCC) Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., has been
rescheduled for Nov. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m.
GPStraining program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS train-
ing program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the Global Mar-
itime 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 lhdicating Radio Beacon are linked
together. Seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for information or to
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 .
Eastern Star plans fashion show
The Okeechobee. Order of the Eastern Star #128 will hold their
ninth annual Holiday Faslion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at
11:45 a.m. The show will be held in the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auction, door prizes and
food for a suggested donation of $8 per person. Seating is limited. For
tickets contact Mary Ann Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Blac (863) 467-
7068 or Margaret Smith (8630 467-8020.
Christmas festival is planned
The annual.Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor
applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office, 55
S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
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 continuous 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 working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are
Saturday 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 bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for
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 accepted 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
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-Thurs-
day, 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, Sun-
days 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 Ameri-
can 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 sub-
ject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a
Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Ben-
jamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World and the
Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astro-
nauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine through 12. American
Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History Medals will be
presented to the contestants. The winner from each school will
receive a monetary award. For information, call (863) 763-2492.
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.
Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations
are always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441
S.E. For information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools has K-3 openings at this time. For infor-
mation, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
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