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Vol. 96 No. 308 Friday, November 4, 2005 50N Plus tax


programs available
Public assistance programs
began operation Tuesday, Nov. 2,
at the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. The
programs will operate seven days
a week from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.,
until further notice.
The programs are: FEMA Dis-
aster Recovery for individuals;
blue roof program, food stamps,
tarps, Small Business Association
(SBA), Project Hope; and, the
Red Cross.
Updated information will be
distributed to: www.okee-
chobeeeoc.com, and

Boil water
order lifted
Please be advised that the boil
water order for all of Okeechobee
County and Buckhead Ridge has
been lifted. All results have come
back clear.

Moore Haven under
boil water order
The city of Moore Haven is
under a precautionary boil water
alert until further notice.

Planning board
meets Nov. 22
The Okeechobee County
Planning and Zoning meeting has
been postponed until Nov. 22 at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.
Updated information will be
distributed to www.okee-
chobeeeoc.com and


Students read
'Lemonade for Sale'
Everglades Elementary School
is proud to announce its students
of the week for the week of Oct.
24-31. The students of the week
are: Mrs. Hollin's class: Meagan
Clay; Mrs. Murrish's class: Cady
McGehee; Mrs. Laskey's class:
Kelsey Schoonmaker; Mrs. Wise-
carver's class: Maria Bucio; Mrs.
Osuldsen's class: Desiree Cook;
Mrs. Parrish's class: Daniel Harp-
er; and, Mrs. Bartlett's class: Craig
Parrish. Congratulations to all of
our students of the week!
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Drought Index
Current: 53
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.52 feet
Lake level
17.05 feet
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Disaster Recovery Center: Agencies provide relief

Okeechobee News photos/Audrey Blackwell
Val Marone (left) and Sandra Kulikowsky (right) volunteered with the local chapter of
American Red Cross at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center Wednesday, Nov. 3. Mrs.
Kulikowsky trained at the Palm City shelters and both assisted post-hurricane at the
Okeechobee Red Cross shelter at the Okeechobee Civic Center handing out some of
the more than 11,000 hot and cold meals to hurricane-torn residents. Mrs. Malone is a
substance abuse'counselor and Mrs. Kulikowsky is a mental health counselor. The pair
is also counseling children and adults for post-hurricane traumatic stress at no cost
through Project Recovery, under the umbrella of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast.

Aid comes to Okeechobee

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Four days after declaring
Okeechobee a disaster area, the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) began
signing people up for FEMA
assistance at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center Nov. 3.
The location was turned into
a Disaster Recovery Center
where people can go for seven
days a week, including the
weekend, until further notice.
Scores of people lined up
Thursday, the first day of the
operation, to apply for emer-
gency food stamps and many
others ,sought help from other
agencies for blue tarps to cover
damaged roofs, counseling,
small business loans, and the
referral services from the Amer-
ican Red Cross.
Tom Peer, Department of
Children and Families (DCF) site
manager, said the program is a
separate program from the nor-
mal food stamp assistance pro-
gram. People signed up for the

Local schools


makeup days

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As far as missed days, Okee-
chobee schools are in better
shape than some other school
districts. So far, Okeechobee stu-
dents have missed six days of
school due to hurricanes. Hurri-
cane Katrina caused students to
miss one day that has all ready
been made up. Hurricane
Wilma caused school to be dis-
missed for five days.
The Florida Department of
Education recently announced it
would grant waivers providing
flexibility on required school
days and extension for adminis-
tering the FCAT. The provisions
were modeled after those
offered following last year's hur-

Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Lee Dixon said the
school system was requesting a
waiver of three days, thus having
to make up only two days. The
state as well as the local school
board must approve this. Since
the school board meets only
once a month, Mr. Dixon said
approval was being sought first
form the state in order to save
time and more rapidly adjust the
school calendar, so families can
plan their schedules around the
makeup days.
He said the three-day waiver
was reasonable and in line with
what other school districts were
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Yasmin Villegas picked up a blue tarp from Okeechobee
County Emergency Management director Gene O'Neill at
the Agri-Civic Center Wednesday to replace a part of her
roof that blew off during Hurricane Wilma.

program as they stood in line
and waited in the bleachers for
a turn at tables set up alongside
the stadium. A special table and
chairs were set up for handi-

capped people who could not
climb the stairs.
"Everything is running
smoothly," he said.
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Is it ketchup or catchup?
A giant ketchup bottle (Christopher Entwistle) was seen
wandering around the Fall Festival in Flagler Park Mon-
day night. Perhaps he was in search of a giant hot dog.

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News Briefs Schools

Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1
chobee County real and person-
al property roll has been certified
by the Okeechobee County
Property Appraiser and is open
for collection of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and
county can pay their property
taxes at the Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's Office in the
Alderman Building, 307 N.W.
Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 4 percent on payments
made Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent
on payments 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
assessments, call (863) 763-
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863)

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
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 following criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne
in 2004.
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 follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons
- $31,100; four persons -
$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 appoint-
ment only. To make an appoint-
ment 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 through Friday.

Book on area
currently on sale
"Strolling Down Country Roads"
is currently available at the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
U.S. 98 N., or the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce,
55 S. Parrott Ave.
The price of the book is $35
per copy through Dec. 31. After
that date, the per copy price will
be $40.
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
(863) 763-6226.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 21
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the
delegation's next meeting has
been changed to Monday, Nov.
The group was originally slat-
ed 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. Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential leg-
islation. Members of the com-
munity, as well as local and
county governments, may pres-
ent their concerns to the delega-
tion 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.

Project HOPE
offers counseling
who have been displaced to
Okeechobee 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 vari-
ous agencies.

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A waiver is also offered for the
class size amendment, but Mr.
Dixon said that the school system is
already meeting those require-
He said there is a possibility the
school system might request a
delay of one week on the FCAT.
According to the state approved

FCAT wavier, districts which have
missed six to 10 days may have one
extra week for administering the
tests. In addition, those missing 11
days or more have two extra
weeks. All districts will administer
the FCAT Writing as scheduled.
"The State of Florida has faced
another difficult hurricane season
that has once again caused disrup-
tion to our school system," said
Education Commissioner John L.
Winn. "We understand the chal-
lenges facing school districts and
are committed to working closely

with them to ensure they have the
flexibility they need to best serve
our students."

"It is important that we as an
education community pull togeth-
er in times like this," said K-12 Pub-
lic Schools Chancellor Cheri Pier-
son Yecke. "We plan to work with
each district to find solutions that
support student learning and
respond to the needs of their com-

Hurricane Wilma

debris collection

The Okeechobee County
Solid Waste Department has
prepared the following infor-
mation to inform residents of
Okeechobee County and the
City of Okeechobee of the dis-
posal requirements for hurri-
cane related debris:
All tree limbs must be cut
in four (4) to six (6) foot
lengths and neatly stacked on
the County right-of-way. All
leaves and small branches
may be piled with tree limbs.
All construction debris
such as roofing materials,
wood, insulation, siding,
metal, carpet, appliances, fur-
niture and other items dis-
placed by the hurricane must
be cut to approximately six
(6) to eight (8) foot lengths
and neatly stacked on the
County right-of-way.
All tree limbs and yard
waste items must be kept sep-
arate from construction debris
items. Do no place any debris
on or near fences, mailboxes,
power lines, power poles,
water meters, fire hydrants,
phone boxes or under low
hanging trees.
Hazardous waste items
such as paint, oil, chemicals,
batteries, tires, auto parts,
boat parts or any related items
will not be collected by the.
County or collection contrac-

Waste Management, Inc.
will continue to provide nor-
mal household garbage col-
lection service on your sched-
uled collection day. These
items must be kept separate
from hurricane debris.

Collection of hurricane
debris will start on Monday,
Oct. 31 in the southwest sec-
tion of Okeechobee County
and is the responsibility of J.B.
Coxwell, Inc. and the FDOT.
All residents must have hurri-
cane debris on the county
right-of-way for collection, no
exceptions. Debris collection
crews will be divided between
the county and the city to pro-
vide an equal collection serv-
ice to residents of Okee-
chobee County.

Depending on the num-
ber of collection crews on
hand, collection crews will
continue to work from the
southwest section to the
southeast and from the north-
east section to the northwest
section of the county.

e If you have any questions
concerning hurricane debris
collection, contact the FDOT
at (863) 462-5250 or the Okee-
chobee County Solid Waste
Department at (863) 763-

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The "Food for Florida" Disaster
Food Stamp program is for those
residents who are without food
due to the hurricane and who
qualify based on income guide-
According to a DCF press
release, combined income and
assets cannot exceed the pro-
gram limits. Only income and
expenses from Oct. 22 to Nov. 21
are counted. The limit for one per-
son is $1,332 and the limit for a
four person family is $2,147.
DCF Secretary Lucy D. Hadi
said in the release, "We are work-
ing around the clock to provide
relief to those affected by Wilma's
Gene O'Neill, Okeechobee
County Emergency Management
director, is assisting handing out
blue tarps to people who need
them as emergency roof cover-
ings. At about 10:30 a.m. on
Thursday, he said he had given
out about 100. The tarps were
provided by R.O.A.D. (Recovering
Okeechobee After Disaster) and


from St. Lucie county. Mr.
O'Neill's first day's supply was left
over from last year's hurricane
season. He said a semi truck was
due in later in the day with tarps
from the state.
Those who are unable to put
up the tarps could ask for assis-
tance from FEMA and the Army
Corps of Engineers at a separate
table, and they would furnish
contract workers to do the labor.
Vicky Sloan received a tarp.
She said a branch went through
their roof during Hurricane
Wilma. Eventually she will need
the roof totally repaired, she said,
but "for now, the tarp will do."
Workers with Project Hope
were available to talk with resi-
dents waiting in line and help
them to de-stress. Teri Quam
worked with children at a table
that held coloring books and
crayons to help occupy the kids
while their parents stood in line.
This was a stress-reducer for the
parents, she said.
Roger Garramore, said he was
encouraging people to talk with
each other about what they had
gone through while they waited
in line, and he said he offered to
talk with people individually


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,about their reaction to the hurri-
cane crisis.
Val Marone and Sandra
Kulikowsky volunteered with the
local chapter of the American Red
Cross and said they were signing
people up for assistance and
referral to other agencies at the
Agri-Civic Center site. They had
signed up five people by 10:30
a.m. and said those people were
given a case number and would
later be coordinated with FEMA
or other local service agencies.
Mrs. Marone-said the Red
Cross was very busy right after the
hurricane handing out boxed
lunches and dinners at the Okee-
chobee Civic Center. The place
also operated as a shelter.
According to Dean Dimke,
director of the Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter of the Ameri-
can Red Cross, which covers
Okeechobee County and three
other county offices, the Red
Cross provided 11,598 meals
since Hurricane Wilma started.
Red Cross shelters were open
after the hurricane and are closed
Mr. Dimke said limited finan-
cial assistance is now available for
those whose homes were
destroyed or suffered major dam-
age. Financial caseworkers will
be available as early as Monday or
Tuesday, next week.
"People should call 1-866-GET
INFO (438-4636) to begin the
process," he said.
He said the amount of finan-
cial help is not enough to rebuild
a house "not like what people
expect from FEMA" but it is a
small stipend based on the extent
of damage, number of family
members, and extent of need.
Debbie Riddle, manager of
Okeechobee's Red Cross office,
said cleanup kits are available that
include a bucket, bleach, gloves,
brooms, mops, and more that
they will give to people.
"They just have to stop by our
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. or
they can call (863) 763-2488," she

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Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Thursday and Fri-
day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from
noon until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in
our lounge every Saturday night
starting at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
For information, call (863) 763-
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Ray Disney at
(863) 357-2138, or Don South at
(863) 763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5
and 6: yard sale at AERIES, rain or
shine, 8 a.m. until? Donated items
are appreciated.
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
e First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m. *
Fridays. steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to order
for a $10 donation. Music will be
by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m,, regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.

Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until ?

14. Seating is limited so get your
tickets early. Tickets are $40 per
couple, or $20 per person. No
tickets will be sold at the door.

Okeechobee Masonic
Mnn-oe Familv ClPnter

Lodge #237
*The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge will host their annual
turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov.
12, from 4 until 7 p.m. Proceeds
from the dinner will benefit dis-
tressed 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.
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet
at (863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner
at (863) 357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming activi-
ties, contact W.M. Margaret at
(863) 467-8020.
The Eastern Star will 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,
worthy matron, .at (863) 467-
The Okeechobee Order of
the Eastern Star #128 will hold
their.ninth annual Holiday Fash-
ion 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 auc-
tion, door prizes and food for a
suggested donation of $8 per per-
son. Seating is limited. For tickets
contact Mary Ann Holt (863) 763-
5210, Patsy Blac (863) 467-7068
or Margaret Smith (8630 467-

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
lodge's phone number is (863)
Sunday, Nov. 6: the Moose
Fellowship will present the "Crazy
Carol Show". Lunch is at 1 p.m.
and the show begins at 2 p.m.
Seating is limited, so get your tick-
ets early. Ticket donations are
$15. There will also be a drawing
for $50 worth of gasoline.
Saturday night: karaoke
from 8 p.m. until ?
Wednesday, Friday and Sat-
urday nights meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
Thursday: at 7 p.m. is mem-
ber appreciation and open mike
Friday nights there will be
music for dancing from 7 p.m.
until ? Call the Lodge to see who is
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 11 a.m., with
many items being offered.
Reservations for the New
Year's Eve Party went on sale Oct.

The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Monday: bar bingo for
members only at 6:30 p.m. Food
will be served.
e Every Friday night and Sun-
day afternoon: special function
just for kids and families -- check
the bulletin.
Every Friday evening: easy
listening and fun dancing with the
music of Michael Lee Scott.
Friday evenings: food, fun
and music.
Every Saturday: at 1 p.m.
Moose races and washer toss.
Dinner will be served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for
menu and cook.
VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 300
N.W 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137 Okee-
chobee Fla. 34972.
S* Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
Every Wednesday during
season karaoke will be held from
5 until 9 p.m.
e Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
until ?
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m. and
followed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will

be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner, Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
Post meetings are'held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The main meeting is on the fourth
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at
(863) 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Lovely couple
This lovely couple, cousins Seth Garner and Bethany
Garner, were seen wandering around the Fall Festival
held in Flagler Park Monday evening. The event, spon-
sored by First Baptist Church, featured food, music,
games, face painting and candy. In another section of
the park, Okeechobee Main Street sponsored other fun
activities to celebrate Halloween. An estimated 3,000
people enjoyed the evening's festivities.


Francis Lloyd 'Pop'
Francis Lloyd "Pop" Mitchum,
age 71, of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at JFK
Hospital in Atlantis. Mr. Mitchum
was born March 12, 1934, in
Greeleville, S.C. to Jessie James
and Ruby Mitchum. He retired in
1995 from a supervisor position
at South Florida Water Manage-
ment. Mr. Mitchum came to
Okeechobee from Pompano
Beach in 1975. He was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church
and had proudly served our
country in the U.S. Army. Mr.
Mitchum served as a full time
volunteer at the First Baptist Mis-
sion House.
Mr. Mitchum is survived by:

his wife of 50 years, Mary Vir-
ginia Mitchum of Okeechobee;
two daughters, Cheri Lynn
(Alan) Nelson and Donna Lea
(Harold) Hedrick; son, Steve
Lloyd (Grace) Mitchum, all of
Okeechobee; four grandchil-
dren, Justin Nelson, Megan Nel-
son, Amber Mitchum (Maynard)
Patterson; and, Nichole Cheri
A tribute to the life and love of
Francis Lloyd Mitchum will be
held Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m., at
First Baptist Church with Pastor
Randy Huckabee and GeorgeW.
McCall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to First Baptist
Mission House, 401 S.W. Fourth
Street, Okeechobee, Florida

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loway, Jr., of Horn Lake, Miss.,
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Marie Desper of Weyers Cave,
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grandchildren; and, four great-
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SPEEDING TICKETS: I think that everyone will agree that accidents on
our roads kill and cripple people every day. I think that everyone will agree
that if we could prevent this from happening it would be a wonderful
thing. We already have laws that would prevent these accidents if they
were enforced such as the safe speed posted on all roads but is ignored by
almost everyone. If drivers were given a citation for every mile they were
over the posted speed limit there would me no speeding. Also drivers
should be ticketed for not signaling they are going to change lanes and
now there would be no need not to follow the three-second interval
between vehicles since almost everyone would be going the same speed.
DISASTER DRILLS: I had just moved here last year and Jeanne and
Frances seemed to take everyone by surprise. Coming from the Los Ange-
les area we regularly had disaster drills because of earthquakes and I was
surprised there seemed to be none here.
RECOVERY EFFORTS: This year the recovery efforts seemed to go so
much smoother and quicker at least we learned from last year. The
only real problem was the gas stations running out of gas. Our governor
had said prior to the storm that everything was in place and ready to go
once the storm passed. Having to keep our generator going with gas was
a real chore. Tankers should have been standing by in vacant parking lots.
FEMA was wonderful with the food supplies and the ice, especially the
SHOCKED: I recently was shocked when I read an article stating that -
water being sent as a hurricane aid from Anheuser-Busch was refused in
Clewiston. The biggest shock was that the Alabama Baptist State Conven-
tion refused it for Clewiston. Who do they think they are? As bad as
Clewiston took Wilma, they could use this gift of goodwill and how can
the Alabama organization refuse this for the state of Florida? Confused? I
would say I am. It's not like they were saying "drink our beer". This was
plain old water that was needed. By the way, I am Baptist too and I think
this was going a little too far. One more thing, Jesus turned water into
wine. And no, I am not a drinker.
STREET LIGHTS: I have a question for the City of Okeechobee about
street lights. Can this city not afford to put street lights from Flagler Park all
the way down S.R. 70? There are no streets with all of the construction,
you can't see after dark and it is worse when it rains. The only lights that
are in that area are from the Hess Station at S.R. 70 and U.S. 98. We need
street lights, we can't see. The neighborhoods don't even have street
lights. Don't you think that we can afford to have street lights so that there
are less accidents? (Editor's Note: The installation of street lights along the
highway is not up to the City of Okeechobee. Since S.R. 70 is a state road,
any installation of street lights would be the responsibility of the Florida
Department of Transportation (FDOT). According to FDOT, street lights
will be installed the complete length of the project along the north side of
S.R. 70.)
THANKS: I would say thanks everyone for looking out for our kids and
being a part of the solution in providing a safe alternative for Halloween. I
was a parent who was concerned about the debris and was very happy
that my children had the opportunity to have a safe celebration. Thanks to
all of the good folks of Okeechobee who were a part of the fall festival in
the park on Monday night.
BEWARE: Yesterday morning I received a very strange phone call
from a lady with a definite foreign accent. She said she that she wanted to
talk to me about taking over and helping me with my household expens-
es. I would just like everyone to be aware.
HALLOWEEN: I want to say to the people about their children and
trick-or-treating, they don't think much about putting their children in
danger. I think that the sheriff and the police were absolutely correct in
doing what they did with the park.
WON'T EAT OUT: The person who wrote the article in about the
restaurants in town is absolutely right. We go out of town to eat all the
time because of the restaurants here. Until they do something about the
condition of the restaurants, we will continue to leave town to eat out.
CHAOS: I just wanted to say that the event in the park was absolutely
ridiculous. The children had to wait in line for 45 minutes to play a little
game to get one piece of candy. If they were going to do that they should
have just set it up so that the children could go booth to booth and say
'trick-or-treat'. My child didn't even get to trick-or-treat because we
weren't going to wait in any more 45-minute lines for one piece of candy.
The businesses should have been open and had trick-or-treating if the
county decided that they had the right to cancel Halloween. Next year if
they decide to cancel Halloween, they should just cancel it altogether
because the parkwas chaos.
USED CARTRIDGES: The women of the moose of Okeechobee, North
Lodge, are collecting used cartridges to help the needy. So if anyone
wants to donate them, we will take them and put them to good use. They
can be taken to the North Lodge out on 159th Street or they can be taken
to Norm's Lock and Safe. Theywill not be thrown away.
THANKS FOR CARING: I take my hat off to the sheriff and the chief of
police for caring about our children and their safety and to do something
different for the kids so that they can still have a safe Halloween. To the
parents who are complaining, I'm glad that someone cares more about
their kids than they do. My children are grown and I would have loved to
have had a sheriff and chief of police who cared as much about my kids
safety as they do. I am tired of everybody complaining and talking about a
no-win situation. If theywould not have done something and still allowed
kids to trick-or-treat and someone would have gotten hurt, the people
who are complaining would have complained that they should have
done something else instead. If they want their kids to have a bag of
candy, quit complaining and go buy them a bag.

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Upcoming Events

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come
and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Mor-
gret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.

Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday,
weather permitting. The group meets at 7 a.m. at the Style Studio,
1600 S.R. 70 E. for the weekly meeting and leaves promptly at 7:30
a.m. Anyone interested in riding is invited. For information contact
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene
Roddenberry at 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to
stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to
manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discus-
sion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
.A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to
extend an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to
attend, from October through May. For information call regent Ruth
Lawson at (863) 763-2492, or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie Hill at
(772) 597-4235.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Per-
era (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 41.1 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are
invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at,11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for
people who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Community Events

Training for GaL volunteers offered
Training sessions for Guardians ad Litem volunteers will be
held on three Fridays in November Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Training
sessions will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's
Catholic Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Vol-
unteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit to
a criminal background check, submit to a personal reference
check and attend 30 hours of training that includes courtroom
observation and independent study.

VNA hosting free memory screenings
The Visiting NursesAssociation (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 com-
munity program. For information, call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, at

Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale Friday, Nov. 4,
and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at S.E. Fourth
Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All pro-
ceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations
will be accepted 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.

SFWMD hosting special meeting
A Kissimmee River Valley Recreational Use meeting will be
held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the SFWMD
Okeechobee Service Center, 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201, on the
second floor of the Bank of America Building. For information,
call Kelli Stickrath at (863)447-1998.

Eastern Star planning yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will
hold a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the parking lot of the for-
mer 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, worthy 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 ven-
dors, 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 participa-
tion fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at
(863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us
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 dis-
play. For information, contact Laurie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.

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Students read 'Lemonade for Sale'

Everglades Elementary
School is proud to announce its
students of the week for the
week of Oct. 24-31. The students
of the week are: Mrs. Hollin's
class: Meagan Clay; Mrs. Mur-
rish's class:
Cady McGehee;
Mrs. Laskey's
class: Kelsey
Mrs. Wisecarv-
er's class: Maria
Bucio; Mrs.
Osuldsen's class: Desiree Cook;
Mrs. Parrish's class: Daniel Harp-
er; and, Mrs. Bartlett's class:
Craig Parrish. Congratulations to
all of our students of the week!

Second grade
Mrs. Brady's class is learning
how to subtract two digit num-
bers with regrouping. We are
reading "Lemonade for Sale" in
our reading book.
Mrs. Claypool's class contin-
ues to work on our color coded
writing. Be sure to ask about it. It
has been fun! We are working
hard on adding two digit math
problems and will move into
two digit subtraction problems
soon. We will do some fun writ-
ing activities!
Mrs. Reuter's class is enjoying
mastering the art of converting
ones into tens. This vital skill will
endure a lifetime, especially
when it involves money! Math is
power! Reading "Lemonade for
Sale" drives home the art of
Mr. Wright's class is having
fun graphing in our reading class
as we read the realistic fiction
story, "Lemonade for Sale" Our
math class is regrouping tens
when we do addition. The
dinosaurs are making a come-
back in our science class. It
reminds us of the joke...Dina
fell, Dina-sore!
Ms. Stokes' class has begun
FCAT practice. We are incorpo-
rating the color-coding concept
into FCAT to help students to
identify answers and inferring.
Students also had some awe-
some descriptive writings on
hearing a strange sound in the
pumpkin patch. Ms. Stokes was
very proud of the 'juicy' vocabu-
lary and creativity that her stu-
dents used.

Fifth grade
Mrs. Washington congratu-
lates the Sludenis of the Week
for the first nine weeks: Shiloh
Anuuez for Aug. 22; Travis Faye
for Aug. 29, Alexandra DelaCruz
for Sept. 5, Cody Casperson for
Sept. 12, Taylor Kerby for Sept.
19., Brenon Brooke for Sept. 26,
Khadija Franklin for Oct. 3, and
Jose Cancino for Oct. 10.

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Mr. Griffis' class has been
busy working really hard on our
division. In Social Studies, we
are learning all about the U.S
Constitution. Mr. Griffin would
like to thank all of his students
for being such hard workers.
Keep up the good work!

Literacy Council
Miss Shofner, .Everglades
reading coach has enjoyed
teaching 'Color-Coded Writing'
in first, second, and third grades.
It is rewarding to witness the
progression of writing skills as
the students move up the grade
levels. Color-coded writing is a
school-wide process that sup-
ports the FCAT writing test in the
fourth grade. Go Everglades'

Coloring Contest
Winners announced
Kindergarten First place:
Maria Mendoza; second place:
Alexea Santiago; and, third
place: Jose Mata-Gonzalez
First grade
First place: Verenise Lopez;

second place: John Murphy;
and, third place: Laura Jimenez
Second grade
First place: Peyton Campbell;
second place: Kenia Luvieno;
and, third place: Dylan Ferneau
Third grade
First place: Daniel Starnes;
second place: Elisabel Piedra;
and, third place: Crystal Cas-
Fourth/Fifth grade McGruff
News Writers
First place: Dayla Ferneau
The Literacy Council met on
Oct. 13 to make some long
range plans. One of our goals is
for the students to read 20,000
AR (Accelerated reader) points.
If we meet this goal by May
2006, we have plans for Mrs. Ard
and Mr. Ball-What will they do to
reward the students for 20,000
AR points? The student body will
vote on: 1. Get slimed 2.Get
dunked in a dunking booth. 3.
Get a pie in the face? 4. Dress
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Petition M-2005-0261; Cleyo Spruill, property owner and applicant. Request to consider a permit application for the installation of
a used dwelling unit in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The property address is 7355 NE 5th Street.
Petition S-2005-0625; Whitewood Properties, LLC, property owner; Ram S. Arya, applicant. Request for a special exception to allow
for single family, single family attached or multi family dwellings at a density of 18 units per acre in a Residential General (RG) zon-
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Petition S-2005-0626; Oscar L. Daniel, property owner and applicant. Request for a special exception to allow a mine or borrow pit
in an Agriculture (A) zoning district. The property address is 3224 SW 67th Drive.
Petition S-2005-0627; Trey and Loralie Bennett, property owners; East & East Realty, applicant. Request for a special exception to
allow for single family attached or multi-family dwelling at a density of 10 units per acre in a Residential General (RG) zoning dis-
trict. The property address is 1951 Highway 441 SE. The petition is associated with Petition R-2005-0617.
Petition S-2005-0628; Sam T. Ferrell, property owner and applicant. Request for special exception to allow mini-warehouses/self-
storage units in a Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2) zoning district. The property address is 875 Highway 78 West. This petition
is associated with Petition R-2005-0616.
The petitions for which public hearings will be conducted by the Planning Board include the following:
Petition R-2005-0611; Whitewood Properties, LLC, property owner; Ram S. Arya, applicant. Request to consider a change in zon-
ing from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Heavy Commercial (C-2). The property
address is 1275 Highway 441 SE.
Petition R-2005-0612; Whitewood Properties, LLC, property owner; Ram S. Arya, applicant. Request to consider a change in zon-
ing from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Residential General (RG). The property
address is 1275 Highway 441 SE. This petition is associated with Petition S-2005-0625.
Petition R-2005-0615; Hershel and Vena Miller, property owners; Stephen Courson, applicant. Request to consider a change in zon-
ing from the existing classification to Residential Mixed (RM) to the proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-
2). The property address is 620 Highway 78 West.
Petition R-2005-0616; Sam T. Ferrell, property owner and applicant. Request to consider a change in zoning from the existing clas-
sification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2). The property address is 875
Highway 78 West. This petition is associated with Petition S-2005-0628.
Petition R-2005-0617; Trey and Loralie Bennett, property owners; East & East Realty, applicant. Request to consider a change in zon-
ing from the existing classification of Commercial (C) to the proposed classification of Residential General (RG). The property
address is 1951 Highway 441 SE. This petition is associated with Petition S-2005-0627.
Petition R-2005-0618; George Pogacsas, property owner and applicant. Request to consider a change in zoning from the existing
classification of Residential Mixed (RM) to the proposed classification of Residential Mixed (RM) to the proposed classification of
Residential General (RG). The property address is 4501 NW 30th Street.
A second public hearing for all .of the petitions requesting a change in zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 9:00 am in the Commission Meeting Room,. County Coirthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Other items scheduled before the Planning Board include the following:
Petition P-2005-0025; Mile High Funding Group, Inc., property owner and applicant. Request for approval of the proposed 152 unit
LaMartin Acres Townhouses development plan. The property is located on SW i r ..- west of Osceola Middle School.
Petition P-2005-0031; Country Farm Estates. Country Farm Estates, LLC, property owner and applicant. Request for preliminary
plat approval of the proposed 30 lot Country Farm Estates subdivision. The property is located north of NE 48th Street and west of
NE 96th Avenue.
Petition P-2005-0032; Sundance Trails Ranch. Sundance Trails, LLC, property owner and applicant. Request for preliminary plat
approval of the proposed 76 lot Sundance Trails Ranch subdivision. The property is located on the north side of NE 120th Street
near NE 56th Avenue.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals are not heard, the hearings shall
be continued to Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
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the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
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Brahman bowlers advance in tournament play

The Brahman bowling teams
traveled to Stuart Lanes on
Tuesday, Nov. 1 to participate in
the Treasure Lake.Conference
Tournament. Both the girls' and
boys' teams won their matches
and will now advance to the
district playoffs on Thursday,

Nov. 10 at the Port St. Lucie
The Brahman boys were pit-
ted against the Ft. Pierce Cen-
tral Cobras at Tuesday's match.
The Brahmans won the match
taking five of the seven points\
Their match was led by Joe

Osteen's 211 high, Michael Min-
nick's 204 and Robert
Rodriguez's 202 high.
The Lady Brahmans took all
seven points of their match
beating the Lady Panthers of Ft.
Pierce Westwood. Their win
was led by Glenda Shanks' 168

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The boys' team finished in fifth
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CTT tourney back
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The monthly Christian Team
Trail tournament originally
scheduled take off and weigh in
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Marina. With the 150 boat Ranger
tournament scheduled to take
place at the same time, it will be
too difficult to announce the
launch order. Therefore, the
Christian tourney will have an
open launch. When anglers feel it
is safe light (approx. 6 a.m.) they
may head out. Weigh-in time will
still be 1 p.m. at Okee-Tantie.
IRCC announces
volleyball academy
The Indian River Community
College volleyball program has
created the Indian River Volley-
ball Academy, a joint AAU/USA V
Juniors volleyball club. The Acad-
emy will offer two levels of play; a
local developmental league for
ages 8-16, and a travel league that
will be more competitive for ages
10-18. The travel league will par-
ticipate in four overnight tourna-
ments around the state of Florida.
Come find out more information
at two information sessions to be
held on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.
in room H106 of the Health Sci-
ences building and on Thursday,
Nov. 17, in room N135 of the Sci-

ence building. Both sessions will
be held at the IRCC Main Campus
located at 3209 Virginia Ave. Try-
outs for the Academy will be held
on Nov. 19 and 20 at John Carroll
High School; times to be dis-
cussed at information sessions.
For more information, contact
IRCC Volleyball Coach Ron
Jacobs at 772-462-7763 or via
email at rjacobs@ircc.edu.
Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and
Recreation has announced that
their men's adult softball league
began on Wednesday. All games
will be played at the adult soft-
ball field across from Yearling
Middle School. The lower divi-
sion teams will play on Mondays
and Wednesdays. Game times
are 7 and 8 p.m. each night. The
upper division teams will play on
Tuesday and Thursdays.
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.
OHS bowlers
host fundraiser
The Brahman bowling team
will host its inaugural bowling
tournament fundraiser on Nov. 6
at the Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S.
441 S.E., at 1 p.m.
The tournament format will

be a three-game match with
scratch scoring. Teams will con-
sist of four members two
male and two female. The entry
fee is $60 per team, or $15 per
member. All entry forms and
fees must be turned in by Oct.
24. Checks should be made out
to the O.H.S. bowling team.
There will be trophies for first,
second and third place, high
game and high series plus a spe-
cial trophy for last place team
members. T-shirts will be on sale
for $5 each for team members
and $7 each for fans.
For information, contact
coach Howard at (863) 462-5025
(days) or (863) 763-2305
Night golf tourney
benefits OHS baseball
The Brahman baseball pro-
gram will sponsor its third annu-
al On-Campus Golf Tournament
on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The tournament will consist
of nine holes stretching around
the O.H.S. campus. All you really
need is a straight iron, pitching
wedge and putter. This will also
be a night tournament, so com-
petitors will use glow-in-the-dark
golf balls.
Food will be served from 6
until 6:45 p.m. Tee off will take
place at 7 p.m. There will be two
golfers per team. The cost will be

$30 per golfer (price includes
meal and glow-in-the-dark ball).
There are spots available for 72
golfers, so the first 72 paid
entries will be taken.
Make checks payable to OHS.
Please write Baseball Night Golf
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For information contact Dylan
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videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the same
as school and public libraries. As
a private library we can and do
preview our media. Currently, the
library is staffed Sunday from 9:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and
Wednesday evening from 6 until 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at (863)

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adult basic
education/GED, Tuesday and
Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30
p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R.
70 East, English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 7 a.m. until noon; El
Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and
English as a second language
classes, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a
second language, Tuesday and
Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes

throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at

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.BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
Lake Reedy approx 1 week
ago (863)635-2565
DOG: Chocolate Lab call
FOUND: Many Animals Due
To The Storm.
Around Lehman Auto Body
on Hwy. 98. around circle K.
Call to ID. (863)634-1796
vic of Ft. Denaud Rd., wear-
ing collar, (863)673-0655.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Designed to be topped with a
solar-powered outdoor light,
this lighthouse project is an
ideal beacon for a shadowy
porch or pathway. It stands
about five feet tall.
Lighthouse plan
(No. 860)... $9.95
Lighthouses Package
3 plans incl. 860
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KITTEN- male, 7 wks old, grey
tabby, vic of NW 6th St.
S k eechobee,
Will the man who identified
the ring on the answering
machine please call. Left
wrong phone number.

CALF, Black & While Spotted.
Last seen Okeechobee Little
Farms. (863)467-8844
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
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CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
CURR PUPPIES- 7, There go-
ing to be large dogs. To
Good Homes Only!
PUPS- 6 wks old, free to
good homes (863)763-5178
KITTENS- 2 Adorable, Free to
great loving homes.
KITTENS- 2, Bobtail, Gray,
Free To, Good Only!
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in today's competitive
market? In the
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of the classified

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to13176, 13152 & 13554 SW
144th Parkway, 13186 &
13466 SW 16th Drive. Furni-
ture, Boat, Car, Kayaks, Marine
stuff, Phones, Computers,
Electronic, Play station, Model
airplane, Stuffed animals, Art
supplies, Fountain, Mower,
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Employment -
Ful-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

AFT. 3:30pm
A/C company seeks exp'd me-
chanic. Valid drivers license
a must. Top Pay. Applica-
tions avail., 406 SW 2nd St.

$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
for busy restaurant
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1111 S. Parrot Ave.

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19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext.19
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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B.S./B.A. degree. Attorney with Family Law
experience preferred. Send State
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229 Courthouse Addition
218 S. 2nd St.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950

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Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
References required.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree
production crew. Individuals should have
some experience in the harvesting and loading
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li-
cence and communication in English required.
Accepting applications
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
r 106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
A Drug Free Workplace


1 METER READER for the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority. Applicant must be able to perform light to
heavy physical labor, must be able to work in har-
mony with other employees and be courteous to
the general public. Applicant must possess a valid
FL Operators Drivers License (only those with a
clean driving record for the last three years need
apply), have high school diploma or equivalent,
have neat legible handwriting and average mathe-
matical skills. Must agree to payroll payment by
way of direct deposit. Apply to the Okeechobee
Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue,
Okee, FL 34974-4221. Applications will be taken
until position is filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL

Successful candidates will supervise 1 to 3 har-
vesting crews, coordinate product orders, pro-
motion and collections. Individuals should be
experienced in horticulture, employee supervi-
sion and general business practices. Computer
and good communication skills a valuable as-
set. Salary is dependent on experience and
qualifications. Send resume to:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
T Attn: Jim Bryan
15440 N. Island Rd/Hwy 29
Palmdale, FL 33857
AA/EOE/M/FDN A Drug Free Workplace

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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.
Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC: Experienced in
Heavy Equipment & Hydraul-
ics. Call (772)464-2582 Be-
tween 9am-5pm
Payroll experience a plus
Contact Chris Shirley
Fui 3 Bu:..V Child C.e C nlerir
i86..)467-55C8 or la,
resume to 863-467-7560
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
F/Tfor Local Company.
Previous experience and
knowledge of Quick Books
requested. Must be 18 yrs. of
age or older w/no criminal
record. For application please
call (863)763-0902

Area'sFastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RV's
or in sales helpful, but
not necessary. Will Train
the right candidate.. 6 day
work week, Mon thru Sat.
9-5, Sun. 12-4 with
week day off. Excellent
pay with Benefits.
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
Experience required.
Full Time position avail. Please
fax resume to 863-824-0802.
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?
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to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classlfelds.

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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

Now Hiring!
*Tow truck driver
*Fuel attendant/stock
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike

Part Time Receptionist for
plumbing company. Some
computer exp. Start immedi-
ately. (863)763-6461 ,

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
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work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad.jn
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
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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.

for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
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Antiques 510
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15,000 btu, paid $400, sell
for $250.

great cond. $500

Size, Electric New Paid
$325 asking 200. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DRYER, Kenmore, Extra Large
Capacity. $75 (772)215-9168

more. Like new. $200.
FREEZER, upright, small, exc.
cond., 1/2 price $150 firm,
no hurricane damage,
(863)467-8720 BHR
REFRIGERATOR, 2 Door w/ice
maker. STOVE, 30", Electric
w/black glass door. $325 for
all, will sep. (772)215-9168
& RANGE, Continuous clean-
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$200 will sep. 863-467-8254
STOVE- GE, 2/2 yrs old, excel-
lent condition, white, $150.
WASHER, $75.

SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.

SHED- 8 xl10, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must see!! $1295

CERAMIC TILE, 190 sq. ft.,
light beige, 16 1/4"x16 1/4",
w/.3 bags of mortar & grout,
$325 neg. (863)467-9443
SCREEN DOOR- Standard size,
White, Excellent shape, $35
VINYL SIDING- for a mobile
home, cream color, $100 for
all (863)467-6423
Windows, Aluminum, 50x52
in. w/3 louvers, (2) alum.
doors w/windows, $230.

Toddler, 4-5 & 7-10 yrs. old.
Size 6 & 7. $30 for all, will
sep. (863)824-8749

COMPUTER running Win-
dows XP & Microsoft 2003.
17" monitor. Complete sys-
tem. $250 (863)763-2034
Win. XP, Word, Games,
Complete $150.

KNIFE, MAKING- Acetylene
/Oxygen tanks, hoses & gaug-
es, drill presses, multi grind-
ers, $2000 (863)763-9527

nice, Lighted, Light wood,
$300. (239)645-3620
$1000 will sell separately.
(863)763-4248 or
CHAIRS, $100.
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
condition $40.
With glass door, $15.
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951
new, Dark blue, $200. Will
separate. (239)645-3620

matic, 48volts, Club car,
$125 (863)697-2033
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.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472

leather bound vol. all about
guns. Cost $950 now
350 863-697-2033
SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
.$435. (863)467-7838

new, used 6 mos., paid
$850, sell for $650.

EARNINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. ,-iji'd ,jde. 24K,
10Oyr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee

ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1),
chaise lounge (1) bar stools
w/ backs (4). $400 all, will
separate. (863)763-9608
TABLE, round, white washed,
glass top, with 4 high/back
chairs, $225.

NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
$1000. (863)634-1909
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353

GUITAR, IBANEZ, Left handed
$200. (863)763-9527
GUITARS (2) 1 black Austin
6 string. 1 Secova 6 string
Spanish style. $225 for both
or will sep. (863)467-1910
sound & beautiful pc. of furni-
ture. Moving. Pd. $4800, sac-
rifice $1200 (863)763-9608

CURR PUPPIES: Only 3 left!
$100 each. Call Hoss @
with tray, asking $20.
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
$75 (863)675-0247.
RABBIT (10) $100 for all, will
sep. (863)635-4690
RABBIT CAGES (10) $100 for
all, will sep. (863)635-4690
YOUNG DOVES- various. col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.

HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.

BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
TELESCOPE Celestron Pro.,
Barlows, target scope, on tri-
pod, serious inquiries only
$225 (863)763-3551

SONY VEGA 36" 2yrs old,
paid $2200 asking $1000 Firm
or trade for Pistols. Ft. Pierce

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Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All appl., Washer & Dryer, TV.
$55,000. (863)467-9556

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TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800

GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
$515. (863)763-0944.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

Silver. Adjustable. $20 or will
separate. (863)763-5120
PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
locally, $150.
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


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed, Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.Supplies 860
Seeds Plants."
Flowers 865

LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, Stainless steel con-
struction, $300
14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
deck fair, good for parts, or
co cart $100 (863)357-1236
ROTO TILLER- Troybilt, 6HP,.
.$499 excellent condition,

ROUND PEN- galvanized, 2"
pipe rails, 15 panels with
gate, purchased in '05, $995
neg. (863)801-6220.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9415
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

furnished. Very nice. No pets.
1st & sec. (863)634-0322

Okeechobee 2br, 2ba, No
pets, Privacy fence. Very
nice. $950. mo. + $950.
Sec. dep Call 863-467-1005

House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles west of Okeechobee
on Hwy. 70, $1300.

Single Mom with 1 child. Dis-
placed by hurricane. Rent less
than $600 mo. (863)634-5113

OKEE, Female preferred, 3br,
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit.
priv. Must like dogs. $425
incl until. (863)467-6251

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020

Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000

New 4 Bed/21/ Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $95,000.
Waterfront, 38/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376

FROM 3 to 1000 ACRES ALL
www.farmandtimber.com or
Call (866)300-7653.
2ba. 1945 sq ft. Approx. 1 ac
land. New roof, appliances, &
flooring. Above ground pool.
30x30 metal shop, 8x10 shed
both w/ electric, sunroom,
screened porch, carport.
$98,500 (912)487-0814
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Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

OKEECHOBEE, lbr, full ba,
34', $475 mo. + 1st & Sec.
dep. Includes City water &
electric. Adult Park. Seasonal
$700., 3 mo. min.
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2be, 1ba,
$500/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.

New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood; Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda

Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes

Recreation I


Boats 3005
Campers,'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles..ATVs 3035

BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
PONTOON BOAT-1986- 24',
good shape, 40HP Mere, no
trailer, ready to go

Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to. river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782
SKYLINE '91 5th Whl, 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 lb propane
tanks, CA, furnace, under

Patio Galley

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
inches tall by 38 inches wide
by 15 inches deep.

Patio Galley plan
(No. 342) ... $8.95
Picnic Tables Package
4 other plans
(No. C91) ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)

To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
.U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Or call (800) 82-U-BILD

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Automobiles I

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 40?5
Foreign Cars 40 30)
Four Wheel Drive 40135
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4015
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060)
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

eng., Auto., Ice cold A/C, Runs
good. Need TLC. $5000 or
best offer. (863)801-3841
CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
FORD TEMPO, '88, 46k mi., 6
cyl., auto, runs good, needs
TLC, $1200. (863)467-8449
VOLVO 740 '91- excellent
shape, cold AC, $2500

LOADER- Massey 44, front
end loader, $2200 or trade
for Grapple Boom,

FORD BRONCO-'81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
$500. (239)248-7960
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
trlr. 863-673-0920/675-9243.

(3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
Transmission. $400. or will
separate. (863)675-2558
LEER TRUCK CAP-.for full size
short bed, alum, sliding win-
dows $150 (863)467-6805
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
TIRES (6) Good Year, Wran-
gler HT 235x85R16. Load
range E. Like new. $600 for
all, will sep. (239)898-1916
350, Rebuilt, S350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.

warranty, awning, SS appl.,
QS bed, bunkbeds, MWO,
Harley Davidson model haul-
er. In/Outside stereo system.
$18,995 (863)801-6220
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
ets. Garage kept. 5th wheel
itch. $17,500.314-640-3195
Motorc e 3

HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-7046

GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
leave msg.

cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer

sves. you money by
providing information
about baos buys.
No wonder newspaper
readers earn morel

Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
$2500. 863-763-7609
FORD F100 TRUCK,'80, has
title, doesn't run, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-6708
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
FORD F250, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classifieds.
:tltTries- 406

(1) 5x10 w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1800. (863)357-5754
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
Heavy Duty. $450.

A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good condition $1800.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The regular meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board for November
will take place on Tuesday, November
22, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of
this meeting is the annual reorganiza-
tion of the School Board and consid-
eration of regular School Board
business. The meeting will be held in
Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministrative Office located at 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue. The meeting is open to
the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
95580 ON 11/4,11/05

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Ihe S. Johns River WaterManagemelt district (District gives notice of its intent
to anlend or adopt rules adoressig te rlowng:
The District proposes to amend Chapter 40C-2, F.A.C. to revise the existing General
Permit By Rule for small irrigation uses which are below the thresholds estab-
lished in 400-2.04(1), FA.C. requiring a standard general or individual consump-
tive use permit. The Distrct currently implements its existing General Permit by
Rule for water conservation limiting landscape irrigation from occurring between
the hours of 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m with a few exceptions. (Rule 40C-2.042, F.A.C.)
This applies to all sources of water with a few exceptions. The proposed amend-
ments further limit the use of water for landscape irrigation to no more than two
days per week. The permit by rule (40C-2.042(2)(b), FA.C.) includes special pro-
visions for the irrigation of new landscape during the establishment phase and ex-
emptions from the two day per week limitation for certain sources of water such
as reclaimed water, micro-irdgation systems and the use of recycled water from
wet detention ponds if the ponds are not augmented with ground or surface wa-
The proposed rule also contains provisions authorizing local governments that wish
to enforce the District's landscape Iritaton limitations rule to do so by adopting
an ordinance incorporating the rule provisions. If a local government wishes to
identify specific days hat irrigation may occur, a schedule is established within
the rule for their use. The proposed amendments also repeal two exemptions re-
garding landscape irrigation and convert these to permits by rule as well.
In certain limited circumstances, irrigation of landscape to two days a week may not
be sufficient. In order to address these circumstances, the District proposes a
new application form for a Standard General Permit for Landscape Irrigation Three
Days Per Week, An applicant must submit this form providing information dem-
onstrating the need for the additional day of irrigation and the current fee for a
standard general permit ($50) to the District for evaluation and determination of
issuance or denial,
Other amendments are proposed to Chapter 40C-2, F.A.C., and the Applicant's
Handbook for the Consumptive Uses of Water,,. that are related to and support the
proposed landscape irrigation rule. These include: 1) a definition of "landscape ir-
rigation"; 2) the requirement that all available water conservation measures be im-
plemented by a CUP applicant including those proposed in Rule 40C-2.042(1) or
,: j i.l,;, ,: part of the demonstration that a proposed use of water is
,, i.n,,,.- r.,n,.,-'il and 3) the requirement that public supply utilities provide
water conservation information to customers regarding landscape irrigation, in-
cluding the requirement contained with Rule 40C-2.042, F.A.C.
The above listed rules will be adopted (filed with the Department of State) no sooner
than 14 days following publication of this notice and will be effective 20 days after
filing. This notice is only a summary of the foregoing rules; a copy of the com-
plete text of the rules may be obtained by writing: Norma Messer, Rules Coordi-
nator, St. Johns River Water Management District, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka,
Florida 32177-2529, email nmesser@sjrwmd.com, or by visiting the District's
websie at www.sjrwmd.com.
95632 ON 11/4/05

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The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Develop-
ment Consortium announces a public
meeting of the Business Services
Committee to which all persons are in-
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 9,
2005- 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Wellare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
Workfoe Development Board
o rte measure C oasi
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Flrida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
95724 ON 11/4/05

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NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a com-
mercial use directly related to or in support of a bona tide agricultural operation,
specifically a cattle trailer washout, in an Agriculture (A) zoning district. The prop-
erty owner and applicant is Elaine Murphy. The property is located northwest of
the intersection of NW 144th Avenue and NW 292nd Street and is more particu-
larly described as follows:
The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 17, lying
and being in Section 13, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the
lat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3 A-D, inclusive, of the Public
records of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Subject to an
easement of the North 30 feet thereof for road and drainage.
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 17, lying and
being in Section 13, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3 A-D inclusive, of the Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechabee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at tis meeting
or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2005-0631
94992 ON 11/4/05

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NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjusments and Appeals on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at
7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Residential Single Family (RSF) to the proposed
classification of Residential General (RG) and to consider a Special Exception to
allow a child or day care center in a Residential General (RG) zoning district. The
property owner and applicant is Tammie Henderson. The property is located at
645NW 22nd Lane and is more particularly described as follows:
Lot 23 and East 1/2 of Lot 22, Block 4, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 21, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
chobee, Flonda.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, December 15,
2005 at 9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based, County Clerk and Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department,
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #R-2005-0619 and S-2005-0630
95019 ON 11/4,13/05

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 9:00 am in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning from the
existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Residen-
tial Single Family (RSF). The property owners and applicants are The Building Co.,
Trustee, Gary Bentham and Durwood C. Johnson. The property is located at
11781 Highway 441 SE.
This public hearing was previously scheduled to be heard on October 27, 2005 but
has been rescheduled forThursday, November 10,2005 at 9:00 am.
THIS HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of
County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
County Clerk tapes are for sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0614
95394 ON 11/4/05

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
:hi I,-,.i i i .,, Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
,, .. i,, ., ,,,,,, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE IN-
STALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning
district. The property owner and applicant is Carmen Casiano. The property ad-
dress is 1270 NW 34th Street and is more particularly described as follows:
WHISPERING PINES, commence 60 feet South of the NE corner of Tract 64, run S
89 deg. 59'50" W on the North boundary of Tract 6 East a distance of 230 feet to
the point of beginning; Thence continue West a distance of 100 feet to a point
thence South a distance of 100 feet to a point; Thence N 89 deg. 59'50" E a dis-
tance of 100 feet to a point; Thence North 100 feet to the point of beginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the heanngs
shall be continued to Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting
or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #M-2005-0262
95025 ON 11/4/05

RFP #2005-20
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County is accepting sealed
bids for the supply and delivery of pool chemicals on a scheduled basis for the
upcoming year, consisting of sodium hypochlonte (liquid chlorine) and non-fum-
ing Aqua Guard Pool Acid, to the Sports Complex swimming pool located at 580
NW 27th Lane, as well as the installation of a 1,000 gallon rental bulk tank at this
location. Detailed specifications may be obtained from Darrell Enfinger, Parks
and Recreation Director, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room #102, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 (863) 763-6950.
Bids are to be filed in the County Administrator's Office at 304 NW 2nd Street,
Room 106, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednes-
day, November 16, 2005, and clearly marked "POOL CHEMICALS AND BULK
TANK BID". Submittals received after the time and date specified shall not be
considered. Bids will be opened at 4:05 p.m. on November 16, 2005 in the
County Administrator's Office, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Flori-
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County accepts no respon-
sibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals, reserves
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John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
95569 ON 11/4/05

Community Events

Children's council will meet
The Children's ServicesCouncil will meet Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5
p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School Board,
700 S.W Second Ave. Okeechobee County Commissioner Gene
Woods is a&member of the Children's Services Council and will be par-
ticipating in this meeting.

Farmers' Market opening postponed
The Farmers' Market start date has been postponed a week due to
hurricane recovery efforts. It will begin on Thursday, Nov. 10, in Flagler
Park'#3. For information, contact Maureen Burroughs at (863) 763-
2225 or (863) 697-3110.

Kiwanis to host Farm-City Week lunch
The Kiwanis will host their 12th annual Farm-City Week Luncheon
on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Okeechobee KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Serv-
ing will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased
at Farm Credit, Farm Bureau or any Kiwanis member, or at the door on
the day of the event. Farm-City Week is a nationally-sponsored pro-
gram that strives to bring farmers and other agriculturists together with
the general public.

Photo portraits aids Martha's House
Martha's House will once again be offering the Antiquity Pho-
tographs just in time for Christmas gifts. Pictures will be taken Friday,
Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. Photo sitting is $10, and you will receive
a free 8 X 10 portrait. For information, call (863) 763-2893.

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 on Thursday, 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 will be 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.

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VNA hosts training session
A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training session will be held Nov.
18 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse's Building, 208 S.E.
Park Street. The training program is sponsored by the Healthy Start
Coalition. The training is free but you must register. Call (863)462-5877
for information or to register.

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.

GPS training 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 Indicating 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 Fashion 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 Black (863) 467-
7068 or Margaret Smith (863) 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 dis-
counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(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., arid on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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