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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 309

Saturday, November 5, 2005

50N Plus tax

At a Glance

Events changed
due to hurricane
*The Waldau 14th annual
golf tournament and party
slated for Nov. 4 has been
changed to Saturday, Nov. 19,
at the Fairways Golf Course at
the KOA Campground and
Resort, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
The Dinner and Dance
Party will be held in the KOA
Convention Center starting at
*The meeting of the Okee-
chobee Library Book Discus-
sion Group on Oct. 27 has
been rescheduled for Thurs-
day, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
TEHRAN" will be the book
under discussion.
*The annual Skip Bryant
Memorial Golf Tournament
has been rescheduled for Sat-
urday, Nov. 12, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.
*The Oktoberfest celebra-
tion to be held at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W.
23rd Lane, has been can-
*The Nov. 4 Pastor Appre-
ciation Dinner sponsored by
Gideons International has
been canceled, but will be
*The Market Place Flea
Market 3600 U.S. 441 S. has
(Editor's Note: If your busi-
ness was damaged and closed
due to Hurricane Wilma,
please notify us when you
reopen by calling (863) 763-
3134. Please ask for Dee.)


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
Disaster Recovery for individu-
als; 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

Drought Index
Current: 65
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.52 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.97 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Classifieds .. .14-16
Comics ...........13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .14
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion .......... .4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ........... .12
TV ...............15
Weather ........... .2
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how to contact the newspaper.

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
How safe is Okeechobee
Utility Authority's (OUA) drink-
ing water?
Customers of the utility
recently received notice that the
utility has been in violation of
water standards because of tur-
bidity (cloudiness in the water)
and excessive Trihalomethanes.
Trihalomefhanes are a byprod-
uct of the chlorination process

when the water treated contains
organic material.
In the third quarter of 2005,
the utility had a running annual
average of 84 parts per billion
(ppb) for Trihalomethanes -
slightly above the acceptable
standard of 80 ppb set by the
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), a federal organi-
In September, 6.1 percent of
the water samples taken that
month showed turbidity levels

greater than 0.3 Turbidity Units.
This is above the EPA allowable
standard of no more than 5 per-
cent of samples to exceed 0.3
percent Turbidity Units per
John Hayford, OUA opera-
tions manager, said this notice
was just a precautionary meas-
ure that they were required to
send out.
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP), which monitors EPA

standards in Florida, verified
that there was no cause for
According to DEP's J.W.
French, turbidity in itself is not a
health problem. However, it can
make the disinfectant used to
treat the water less effective.
Mr. French said the level of
turbidity is an indicator of how
well the sedimentation filtration
system is working.
DEP's Michele Owns said
there generally is no penalty

imposed by her organization for
excessive turbidity levels, even
though DEP does possess the
authority to impose a penalty.
However, a public notice is
Dr. Marty Allen of the Denver,
Colo., -based American Water
Works Association Research
Foundation verified those state-
ments. The association is a
member-supported, interna-
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Members of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center Security Team including Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Courthouse Bailiff Donnie Trent, (right), Corporal Clif Gill (left)
and Officer John Koepke (back), also of the sheriff's office were introduced by Judge
Shirley Brennan at the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting.

Kiwanis learns about court security

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Members of the Kiwanis
Club gathered at Thursday's
meeting to discuss club topics
missed at the previous meeting
due to the hurricane.
Club members were also vis-
ited by members of the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Cen-
ter's Security Team.
Judge Shirley Brennan spoke
to club members about the new
measures of security being
taken that were absent prior to
the opening of the new court-
She explained that video
hearings have been implement-
ed and are now used between
the courthouse and the jail in all
first appearances. Also, she said
that video is used in bond hear-
ings and other types of motions
for mitigation.
"Arraignments for inmates
are held on separate days from
those who have bonded out to
eliminate contact with the pub-
lic," the judge explained.
Courthouse Bailiff Donnie
Trent told club members that
his main concern was the safety
of courthouse personnel and
others present in the court-
"Sometimes people don't

like some of the things that we
ask them to do because it is
inconvenient or it is not some-
thing that they are used to doing
in the old courthouse," he said.
Mr. Trent stated that his main
concern with courthouse secu-
rity was not the prisoners who
are moved carefully from the jail
to the courthouse or those per-
sons who are inside for court
proceedings, but the individuals
who come in from the street for
courthouse business who are
angry about something, and
could possibly act upon that
"Law enforcement in Okee-
chobee is different. We are a
small town and everyone is like
family," he said. "It is difficult at
times but when people come to
the courthouse especially
since the opening of the new
facility with its new security
measures in place people
must understand that the laws
are set in place for a reason."
Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office Corporal Clif Gill also
spoke to Kiwanians about the
differences in the old court-
house security, which was virtu-
ally non-existent and the new
rules that have been in force
since the opening of the new
judicial facility.
He explained to club mem-

bers that the old courthouse
was, as Cpl. Gill put it, "a great
place to work but not very
safe." He said that the only
metal detectors present in the
old building were 'human metal
detectors' mainly himself for
the eight years that he has been
employed in the courthouse as
He stated that prisoners
were led into the courthouse in
view of the public and past fam-
ily members before being read-
ied for their day in court. In the
new courthouse, he said, metal
detectors are present to be on
the lookout for weapons and
contraband being smuggled
into the building full of court-
house personnel and general
Cpl. Gill even spoke of pris-
oners in previous days being
'walked' over from the jail to the
old courthouse. Now, prisoners
are taken on the morning of
their assigned schedule day for
court hearings by van to holding
cells on the ground floor of the
facility. He said that taking them
in the early part of the day
before proceedings begin elimi-
nates the possibility of their
coming in contact with the gen-

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Helping local residents
Bob Kaucher (right) is a FEMA (Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency) worker assigned to help Okeechobee
residents get needed assistance after Hurricane Wilma.
He said on Wednesday, Oct. 3, that FEMA had not decid-
ed yet how long they would stay in the area and that they
would work through the weekend.

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Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and coun-
ty can pay their property taxes at
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector's Office in the Alderman
Building, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite
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 per-
cent 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) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-

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 fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the 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 per-
sons $40,100; seven persons
- $42,850; and, eight persons -
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only..To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez
at (863) 467-5525. The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing Inc.
office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.

Foley's aide
here on Nov. 10
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours in
room 106 of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W.
Second St., on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Ms. Decker will be available
from 9 until 11 a.m. She can also
be reached during these hours by
calling (873) 763-6441.

Historical Society
plans class reunion
chobee Historical Society is plan-
ning a reunion for those graduat-
ing or attending Okeechobee
High School before 1960, which
includes classes 1921 through
1959. The reunion will be Nov. 12
at the Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W.
If you know someone that has
not received an invitation and is
eligible to attend, make a copy of
your invitation or contact Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-6226 or
(863) 763-3850.
Reservations should be made
before Nov. 1 no tickets will be
sold at the door.
The get-together will be from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
There are a limited amount of
reservation spaces available.
Send your reservation form and a
check in the amount of $25 to:
Okeechobee Historical Society,
P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,

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 legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.


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tional, nonprofit organization
that sponsors research to enable
water utilities, public health
agencies and other professionals
to provide safe and affordable
drinking water to customers.
Dr. Allen stated that there is
no correlation between turbidity
and health risks. However, he
did say that turbidity is a meas-
ure of how well a filtration sys-
tem works and that lower turbid-
ity levels allow for better water
Todd Brown, also of the DEP,
said that for levels of Tri-
halomethanes to be above the
maximum for one quarter is not
uncommon, and is not a cause
for concern. He went on to add
that water with levels of Tri-
halomethanes slightly higher
than the maximum allowable
levels would have to be con-
sumed for "decades and
decades" before health prob-
lems would be experienced.
Mr. Brown said that after one
year of above maximum read-
ings of Trihalomethanes, a warn-
ing letter would be issued and
DEP officials.would meet with
the utility to come up with a cor-
rection action plan.
Violations are based on the
average readings over a rolling


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eral public.
Cpl. Gill stated that he is just
one of 15 professional members
of the courthouse security team
assigned with the duties of keep-
ing the courthouse safe for those
who enter.
He concluded by telling club
members that the new facility is
very much a 'state of the art' facili-
ty including video surveillance
and monitoring of every corner of
the building.
In other Kiwanis Club busi-
Kiwanian Jim Vensel is con-
tinuing to sign up volunteers for
the 'read to children' program in
local elementary schools. North,
South and Seminole elementary
schools are all participating

12-month period, according to
Mr. Brown.
Dr. Allen said in 1998 his
organization helped finance a
$3.5 million dollar study on dis-
infectant byproducts such as Tri-
halomethanes. The study, con-
ducted by the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, reported
that at 80 ppb there are no
adverse health effects from Tri-
Dr. Allen said the study con-
cluded "that 80 ppb of Tri-
halomethanes seems to be an
acceptable concentration with
no adverse health effects."
He added that a slight eleva-
tion above 80 ppb would pose
no health risk. He stated that at
84 ppb, a person could not con-
sume enough water in their life-
time to create a health risk.
The new surfacewater treat-
ment plant, although fully opera-
tional, has not been completely
certified by DEP. After it has been
fully certified, steps will be taken
to take the groundwater treat-
ment plant off line. The utility
will see if they can fill the storage
tanks at the groundwater treat-
ment plant using the existing
water lines from the surfacewa-
ter treath fnt plant, if not, a 24-
inch line would have to be built.
Mr. Hayford said that when
the groundwater plant is taken
off line, the opportunity for
increased Trihalomethanes
should be reduced.

schools in the program. Anyone,
including community members,
that want to be on the roster of
readers should contact Mr. Vensel
or the Okeechobee County
School Board for more informa-
Kiwanis Club member Ray
Worley reported needing more
volunteers for the Santa in the
Park program to begin on Dec. 10
at 6 p.m. after the Christmas
Parade. Visits with Santa will con-
tinue until Dec. 24, from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m.
Kiwanis Club members
were reminded that next Thurs-
day's club meeting will take place
at 11:30 a.m. at the KOA Conven-
tion Center for Farm City Day fes-
tivities. All club members and
guests are invited.
Kiwanis Club meetings are
held every Thursday at noon at
the Village Square Restaurant, 301
W. South Park Street.

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IRCC plans new high-tech conference center

The public is invited to learn
more about the far-reaching edu-
cational and business benefits of
a planned Indian River Communi-
ty College (IRCC) Conference and
Educational Center in Okee-
chobee. A reception to announce
a $2.5 million fund-drive for the
new state-of-the-art facility will be
held on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 5
until 7 p.m. at the Dixon Hendry
Campus in Okeechobee. Guests
will share in a "Vision for the
Future," joining IRCC Board of
Trustees members Linda Syfrett
and Cheryl Kirton and IRCC Foun-
dation Directors John Abney,
Susanne Clemons and Frank
"Sonny" Williamson, all of Okee-
chobee, to celebrate this new ini-
tiative for expansion of education-
al and business opportunities in
Okeechobee. Originally sched-
uled for Oct: 21, the event was
postponed due to Hurricane
Wilma. Reservations already
made for the Oct. 21 event will be
honored for Nov. 19.
The reception will celebrate
Alto "Bud" Adams' newest book,
Beautiful and Rare Birds of Flori-
da, a photography collection of
bird life on the Adams' ranches.
Mr. Adams will autograph his
book, published by the Pioneer
River Press through the IRCC

Foundation, and proceeds of the
Nov. 19 event and book sales that
evening will support the Okee-
chobee campus expansion.
The 20,000 square-foot Con-
ference and Educational Center
will be the only facility of its kind
in Okeechobee County, providing
a technologically sophisticated
environment for large-scale con-
ferences, courses, seminars,
strategic planning sessions, com-
munity activities and many other
events. Contributions toward the
Center will be matched dollar-for-
dollar with State Facilities Match-
ing Funds, doubling the contribu-
tions of donors.
"A deep commitment to edu-
cation and helping others is evi-
dent in the Okeechobee commu-
nity, and we know we can count
on the residents of Okeechobee
County to make this major expan-
sion a reality," said Dr. Edwin R.
Massey, IRCC President.
Designed to address the edu-
cational, workforce, business and
community needs of Okeechobee
County, the Conference and Edu-
cational Center will provide a
highly versatile setting to meet a
multitude of community purpos-
Responding to community
requests, the Center will feature a

175-seat central Multi-Purpose
Auditorium, fully-equipped with
the latest in presentation technol-
An adjacent professional cater-
ing kitchen will also serve as a
commercial teaching laboratory
for students in the Culinary Arts
Apprentice program.
The Auditorium will open to
an adjacent covered veranda for
receptions, breaks, and network-
ing sessions.
A Strategic Planning Room
will provide a high-tech setting for
business meetings with movable,
writable, erasable wall panels and
smart boards to encourage cre-
ativity and collaborative problem
solving. This unique multi-media
room will be bracketed by two
smaller meeting rooms for break-
out sessions.
A specially designed Health
Science classroom will enable the
College to serve additional stu-
dents preparing for careers in
nursing and other health care pro-
Students will prepare for
clinical internships at area hospi-
tals in the new Nursing Lab, repli-
cating a multi-bed hospital nurs-
ing station.
The Biology Lab will serve as
the first fully-equipped scientific

laboratory at the Dixon Hendry
Campus, providing a valuable
learning environment for students
pursuing the Associate in Arts
degree for university transfer, as
well as Health Science students.
The Computer Laboratory
will serve the technology training
needs of area businesses and will
be the site for IRCC's Office Sys-
tems Technology program. Stu-
dents in this open-entry program
proceed at their own pace with
flexible scheduling, developing
professional expertise in the latest
office software.
The Conference and Educa-
tional Center continues IRCC's
expansion of the Okeechobee
campus, which began in 2000
with the opening of a second
classroom building, which dou-
bled available classroom space.
Tickets for the Nov. 19 "A
Vision for the Future" event are
$50 per person and $75 per cou-.
pie, including an autographed
copy of Beautiful and Rare Birds
of Florida, hors d'oeuvres, soda,
wine and beer. Please call the
IRCC Foundation at 1-866-866-
4722 ext. 4786 by Nov. 11 for

ACT waives late

test registration fee

Iowa City, Iowa ACT will
waive its late registration fee for
Florida students affected by Hur-
ricane Wilma who wish to take
the ACT college admission exam
in December. These students will
now have until Nov. 17 to register
for the Dec. 10 test date without
penalty, giving them an addition-
al two weeks beyond the original
ACT registration deadline of Nov.
4. Normally, students who regis-
ter after the regular registration
deadline are charged an $18 fee.
"Students in the areas affected
by Hurricane Wilma have been
through a very difficult ordeal,"
said Richard L. Ferguson, ACT's
chief executive officer. "We
know that many are still experi-
encing difficulties due to power
outages and other damage
caused by the hurricane. We

want to do what we can to help
keep their college plans on
Students may register for the
ACT exam online (www.actstu-
dent.org) or by completing an
application form obtained from
their school counselor's office.
The regular registration fee is $29
for the ACT without the optional
writing test. An additional $14 is
required for students who
choose to take-the writing test.
ACT scores are accepted by
virtually all colleges and universi-
ties in Florida and across the
nation. Forty-one percent of Flori-
da's graduating high school sen-
iors last year, nearly 60,000 stu-
dents, took the ACT.
For more information about
ACT, visit: www.act.org or

Arrest Log

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Ralph C. Hodges, 51, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 29 by Deputy Raul Marrero on
a felony charge of aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon
(vehicle). His bond was set at
Reginald Vachon Massey, 21,
S.W. Third, Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 29 by Deputy Kristin
Gray on felony charges of posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. His total bond was set at
Prentice Hubbs, 44; Broward
County, was arrested Oci. 31 b)
.eputc Brnan Smith .op an Okee-
chobee County warrant, charging
him with.the felonies of failure to
appear sale of cocaine and failure
to appear possession of cocaine
with intent to sell. He was released
on his own recognizance.
Thomas Ford Meara, 42, S.
Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Michael
Hazellief on a misdemeanor
charge of writ of bodily attach-
ment, for which his bond was
$750; a felony charge of violation of
probation possession of drug
paraphernalia, for which he was
being held with no bond; misde-
meanor charges of failure to
appear possession of marijuana
less than 20 grams and failure to
appear contempt, for which his
bond was set at $300; and, felony
charges of failure to appear pos-
session of cocaine and failure to
appear possession of drug para-
phernalia, for which his bond was
set at $10,000. Arrest paperwork
indicates Meara was arrested after
turning himself in to the sheriff's
*William Harold Holbrook, 69,
N.W. 80th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 31 by the OCSO on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $5,000.
Darnick D. Lewis, 22, S. Par-
rott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-

An often overlooked compo-
nent of schools deals with the
level of fitness of our students. A
study conducted in 2002 study
established a link between stu-
dent achievement levels and the
level of physical fitness. However,
the amount of physical activity
that a child engages in today is
much less compared to thirty
years ago. During that same time
frame, the portion size at some
restaurant chains have doubled or

tripled. This is one of the reasons
that this nation is experiencing an
epidemic of obesity.
At New Endeavor High School
(NEHS) the students in physical
education classes spend time
with traditional activities such as
the fundamentals of team sports,
individual sports, and calisthen-
ics. One program currently being
used with the older students is
weight training. This program is
used three times a week.


Alton "AI"
Jones Dawes
Alton "Al" Jones Dawes, Age
69, died Wednesday, Nov. 2,
2005 in his residence in Okee-
chobee. Mr. Dawes was born
July 2, 1936 in Nash County, N.C.
He had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 24 years. He
was a member of the Shriners,
the Elks, the Eagles, and the
Masonic Lodge. He also enjoyed
farming and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his
parents, Jasper and Bell Dawes.
Survivors include his wife of
47 years, Velma Dawes of Okee-
chobee, his brothers, Herbert
Dawes of Redoak, N.C. and
William (Elizabeth) Dawes of
Rocky Mount, N.C. He is also
survived by his beloved niece
Phyllis Lockard of Palm Beach
Gardens. In addition, he is sur-
vived by many friends.
Arrangements are under the
care and direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.



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All ears
Wednesday, Nov. 2 was Guest Reader Day at Central Elementary School. Vicki Kennedy's
first grade class was all ears as Karen Smith read to them "Bubba the Cowboy Prince".

ed Oct. 31 by Deputy J. Akins on an
Okeechobee .County warrant
charging him with possession of
marijuana over 20 grams. His bond
was set at $5,000.
. Glen Ausley Going, 50, N.W.
151st Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 1 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a felony
charge of tampering with physical
evidence and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting arrest without
violence. His total bond was set at
S Alan Daniel McCleese, 36,
N.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 1 by Deputy Randy
Thomas on a felony charge of
dealing in stolen property and a
misdemeanor charge of theft. His
total bond was set at $11,000.
Deborah Jean Gillis, 43, N.W.
Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 1 by DOC's Elijah Tate on a
felony charge of violation of com-
munity control driving while
license suspended or revoked. She
is being held without bond.
Christopher Hill, 33, S.E.
Eighth Drive, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 2 by Deputy Roy

Gilchrist on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation perjury. He is
being held without bond.
Robert Pim Koedam, Jr., 19,
S.E. 96th Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 2 by Deputy S. Morri-
son on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with aggra-
vated battery. His bond was set at
Franklin Anthony Brown, 36,
N.W 12th St., Okeechobee, was

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Ingram with the award, a desk plaque and a glass etched
trophy. The award was announced on Oct. 4 at the annual
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MOLD: This is in regard to South Elementary. I just wanted to know
why they were allowed to go back to school when there is mold in the
classrooms. Also, I was told that the children were told that they could
drink the water at the school on Monday afternoon, and they did.
Something needs to be done. The children do not need to be in class-
rooms with mold. (Editor's Note: We spoke with school board officials
who checked with officials at the school and we were told there is no
mold at South Elementary. There are some damaged ceiling tiles that
will be replaced, but the damage is not mold. As for the drinking water,
the school board checked with Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
on Sunday, Oct. 30, and was told that the water was safe to drink and
that they were not under a boil water notice. Also, we were told that
school children did not drink water from fountains at the school until
Monday afternoon.)

HALLOWEEN FUN: I would just like to thank the Okeechobee
County Sheriff for the Halloween festivities that were held in the park
this year. It was wonderful! I have two small children and they had a
great time. I would also like to ask if the county would consider doing
this every year. It is a lot safer and the kids have a lot more fun.

FESTIVITIES: This is to those who complained about the festivities
in the park: you are lucky to live in Okeechobee. The events that took
place in town were great for the kids. They were safer for the kids and
you didn't have to worry about someone trying to grab your kids and
molesting your kids while they were out on the streets trick-or-treating.
You should be glad that you live in a town that so thoughtfully had the
events for your children.

UNBELIEVABLE: I can't believe that it was put in the paper that
someone says that the sheriff and the police chief were dictators for
not letting the kids have trick-or-treat. To whoever wrote that, don't
you have any regard for your children's safety? There is debris every-
where, power lines down and fallen trees. Don't you want them to not
get into that mess and not get hurt? The kids had a wonderful time in
the park.

TOO EXPENSIVE: This is to the high prices that the restaurants in
town have. With the exception of a couple of local restaurants, the
prices are too high. You other people who have restaurants and charge
high prices, you think that you are on the coast and charge Miami
prices. This town can't afford to pay the high prices.

THANKS TO STAFF: I know that this doesn't happen much but I
would just like to thank the staff of Raulerson Hospital. Just prior to the
hurricane, my mother went into the hospital with a life threatening ill-
ness. They are fabulous people and they are a credit to their profes-
sion. I would like to say that they did an outstanding job. Thank you
again and God Bless them.

CURFEWS: I read about people complaining about the curfews. I
would like to know the history of curfews. What did people do before
there was electrical power? Was there a curfew every night? If that was
the reason for the curfew that there was no power. I was just wonder-
ing if people had to be in before dark before there was power.

SACRILEGE: I would like to comment about the letter to the editor
that was printed on Sunday. First of all, he might think that was funny. I
think that it was really bad sacrilege. If he feels like that then he should
keep it to himself. There are a lot of good people here who believe in
the Lord. The Lord works in mysterious ways and he gives and takes
away and no man can dictate what the Lord does. For him to write that
- that's not funny. If I were you, I would get on my knees and ask for
forgiveness. For him to write that and it be printed on a Sunday -
good people are worshiping the Lord on Sunday and no matter what
happens, their faith is not swayed by anything. They are steadfast in
their belief and what he wrote is just wrong.

DEBRIS: Okeechobee, let's help our community. We have been
through a hurricane, and there is a lot of debris on the roads and the
sides of the roads. Let's make sure that there is no debris on or along
side the roads like big branches, nails and so forth that can damage
everyone's cars.

WHINING: I cannot believe that there are actually people out there
that who are sitting around whining about their rights being taken
away from them all because the sheriff and chief of police are trying to
do their jobs and protect the citizens. To complain about such petty
things as trick-or-treating is pathetic. You should be thanking God that
you still have a home and a family that is safe and for someone who is
doing their job in keeping it that way. After what our little town has just
been through, shame on you for complaining about something as triv-
ial as trick-or-treating and your rights.

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Looking Back ...
Members of Okeechobee Memorial Post #64 of the American Legion prepare to depart for the National American Con-
vention to be held in Philadelphia, Pa., in August of 1949. They entered the City of Okeechobee's first city police car In
the National American Legion Parade. Those present in the photo are: (left to right) Alto Watford, Sr., Okeechobee's first
city police chief, Carlisle Thomas, Alto 'Bubba' Watford, Jr., Salter Watford, Watson D'Agostino, Bob Alderman and John-
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Upcoming Events

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
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to
stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to man-
age their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion
group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St. They would like to extend
an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend,
from October through May. For information call regent Ruth Lawson
at (863) 763-2492, or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie Hill at (772)

AA 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 current-
ly home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For
information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-
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, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed 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 Corral
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 invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. 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, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings
are sponsored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by
their medical advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.-
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at
6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Community Events

Moose Lodge hosting fundraiser
Women of the Moose Okeechobee Lodge #1753 will hold a
fundraising dinner Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6 until 8 p.m. Dinners
are $6 with all proceeds going to baskets for Okeechobee fami-
lies in need. Music will be provided by D.J. Mike. Members and
guests are welcome.

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

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, bis-
cuits and gravy served for breakfast at the sales, as well as Sloppy
Joes for lunch at the Nov. 4 sale.

Citrus maladies are talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show Saturday,
Nov. 5, at 7:30 a.m. with guest Doug Bournique, executive vice
president and general manager of the Indian River Citrus
League. The topic of discussion will be citrus greening and citrus
canker. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. For information, call the Indian River Cit-
rus League at (772) 562-2728.

SFWMD hosting special meeting
A Kissimmee River Valley Recreational Use meeting will be
held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 am. 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 informa-
tion, 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 proj-
ects. 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 direct-
ly at (863) 385-7025.

Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a
special Adult Tea Party for current and former Girl Scouts and
Girl Guides. All adults who have been involved in Girl Scouting or
Girl Guides over the years and those who were Girl Scouts in
their youth are invited. The tea will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from
2 until 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St. The Scouts are also looking for old uniforms and books
for a display. For information, contact Laurie Pharr at (863) 634-

Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class on Monday, Nov. 7, and
Monday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be held in his
office at 916 W North Park St. For details and information, call

Martha's House banquet rescheduled
The Martha's House Appreciation Banquet has been resched-
uled to Tuesday, Nov. 8. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Civic Center on U.S. 98. The public is welcome. Call (863)763-
2893 for information.

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,The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet Thursday, r" I I ,1. I
\o v. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park
St. Agenda items include a report from the audit committee and dis-
:ussion of airboating concerns from around the state, a new club tent __ --
ind a Christmas party. Visitors are always welcome. For information, -I
:all DennisAriderson at (863) 763-6069.
Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council 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 I 1 l
Gene Woods is a member of the Children's Services Council and will" -".. -- .
)e participating in this meeting.
Farmers' Market opening postponed RO.FING SHIN LE
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The Kiwariis'will host their 12th annual Farm-City Week Luncheon R Cash & Carry No Deliveries
)n Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Okeechobee KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Serv-
ng will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased V
it Farm Credit, Farm Bureau or any Kiwanis member, or at the door W OOL Y 'S SH ED S
)n the day of the event. Farm-City Week is a nationally-sponsored 2570 NW 16th Blvl. OKEECHOBEE
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Preferred Properties Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.

SKathy Godwin Licensed Real Estate Broker
Stephanie Godwin Rowley ~ Broker/Manager
Se 3126 HwY. 441 S. 863-763-8222
Licensed Real Estate Broker; Kathy Godwin 655-2122
F/T Associates: Billy Hill Jr. 634-0516 Chuck Gillespie 697-1451 Barbara Coleman 357-4914
SBarbara Ash 634-3652 Sheryl Byrd 634-3572 Dale Ann Watford 634-7311 Barbara McClellan 634-7547
Jerri L. Hill 634-6796 Karen McLean 634-5949 Pam Mobley 467-8769 Walter Mackin 634-9783
Robert "Bob" Brakke 467-5336 Vivian Russell 634-3633 Richard M. Davis 634-3175
Tina Weaver 610-4434 Sandra Watson 484-0229 Marcia Barber 634-1229

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acre lot in Country Hills. Master includes jacuzzi tub Brand new 3/2 DWMH in Ousley Estates. Backyard
3 26 W and sliding glass doors leading to rear deck. Kitchen pool with deck. Home has many upgrades including:
has island bar and living area has a fireplace. This 3/2 double ovens, crown molding, breakfast nook, sepa-
3126 441 is country and close to town! Don't mis out! Asking rate office/den and much more. It's a must see!
$269,000! (#90012) Reduced $197,000. (#89424)

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MM Acreage! You CAN live the good life on this 8+ acre 2/1 i Ran onbetifully manicured 1
3/2 with large office, front deck screened with hot ranchette. Fenced and cross fenced with loads of ag ,
tub, back porch screened also, 2 car detached garage related amenities. Easy access to 441, 1-95 and acrelot New A/C, new roof, screened carport,
with workshop area, all on 110x160 oversized lot! Call Turnpike for commuters. 3Bd/2Ba 1996 DWMH with tile flooring and new carpet in bedrooms. Also
for more information or to see. REDUCED to screened patio and open deck. Call for more details, includes 12x14 shed with electric. Priced to sell
$165,000: (#89237) Asking $269,000. (#90011) at $184,500. (#89669)


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Immaculate 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths in Ousley Estates. 5 acres cleared and mowed. Ready to build home. 5 Extra large DWMH, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, on deep canal.
SWMH on extra large lot with storage shed, new vinyl bay garage with 30 ft. RV bay plus 4 car bay, well Just minutes from locks, with fenced yard and large
siding, screened porch and more! A bargain at only pump, high & dry house pad for 5,500 sq. ft. home. carport. Boat canopy and lift. Large dock with deck.
$115,900. (#89869) $270,000. (#89674) $245,000. (#89464)

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Immaculate, 3/2 DWMH with lots of extras! CBS
addition on back. You can watch the sunset or use it
as an additional bedroom. Large master bedroom,
vaulted ceilings, attached 2 car carport and wkshop 981 singlewide mobile home in Kissimmee Shores Two bedroom, two bath MH on large 100x150 lot,
with separate detached storage! All this on 1 acre and area on large 85x220lot. Deeded boat basin use with Florida room, oven, refrigerator, washer & dryer all
captive lake. Don't miss this one! $205,000. (#89986) accesstoKissimmee River. $89,900. (#89695) stay. A bargain at $115,000. (#89809)
Note: These.offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.

Referred Properties
Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
Kathy Godwin Lic. R.E. Broker
3126 Highway 441 S. 863-763-8222
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Beautiful 4.95 acres bordered by natural creek on one
side with 3/2 1999 DWMH. Home is neat and clean
with computer room/office and separate utility room,
all appliances stay! 30x10 wood deck on front.
Detached carport and CBS storage bldg. with electric.
Fenced pasture. (#89750)
Asking $290,000

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Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage

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Four Seasons one has it all! Minutes from Lake
5004-M: Nice 3bed/2bth singlewide Okeechobee, Large DWMH, large screened
mobile home located in four seasons lot room, over looking water, full length
100x100. fenced, it's good for east coast screened carport, two sheds/workshops,
commuters. new water treatment unit, Seawall-2 boat lifts, paved drive, living
and counter tops. $95,000. (#89648) room & family room. $239,000 (#89888)

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Bluff River Seawall MH Park On The Water
5015-H: Spacious 2Bd/lBa home on the old 7000-I: 24 sites 3 apartments fully fur-
river the Bluff River Seawall, open proch nished, 2 park model MHs fully fur-
overlooks the water. Goes right into the river nished, 1 DWMH used as an office, 13 RV
without going thru the locks. Boat lift. Home sites (6 have MHs on them). Very neat &
is furnished. $180,000 (#89965) clean park on the water. #89487
* Just Listed! 1.50 Acres, Viking. $45,000. Land Available: Okeechobee Gardens,
* Reduced! 1.25 acres, Viking. $30,000. Southern Pines, Buffington Park, Playland
(#89566) Park, Dark Hammock and Countr Hill
85x125 Lot Basswood. $40,000. (#89953) Ranches.

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1S.95 beautil acre's in the NE section. Call lI'e tio ee this
acreage. Askmug only $652,050.
Just set on lot. 20-15 DWNIH, 3Bd, 2Ba. concrete patio. ne\. re.ater
system nice comer lot Close to town and shopping Enjoyable
living for onl, $112,000! Call Jonathan o34-L-~25.
Back up to Okeechobee Golf I &1' ntry Club Environmental
assessments are uusEiUbPl3 I lO Wetlandy. Paved road
trontage Call Elbert 63-17460. Asking $75.1000 each.
This approx. 1, 2 acre ltt l a great -.te tor \cur nee\
home! Priced at $25 ooIItlNUn ut
North of town. just off Hwv. 68. Asking $6l00,lo.0. Call Pat 561-
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Unique opportunity with this 2/2 OPEN HOUSE ~ Nov 12th
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Island. Relax on your deck or chill in mobile home on Nov 12th from
the pool. Better yet, hop in your boat 10am lam. Located in River Run
and go for a ride. Great location on Estates at 891 NE 5th St. This home
cul-de-sac with additional income is ready to move in. Don't miss this
property available next door. $155,000 OPEN HOUSE $124.900

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Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell, G.R.I., Broker/Assoc.
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6076
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
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104 N.MW 7th Ave. (863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
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LAZY 7 ESTATES Dreamy 32 2 w.inr den FISHERMANS PARADISE ,n EHR 2 2
and oversized garage.1830 TLA,new on water with dock and seawall built in
ceramic tile, lovely 20x40 paver patio 1986 and has over 1637 SF of living area.
-views a beautiful pasture. This one's Asking $229,000 #207 Call Sharon 634-
exceptionall #221A Call Lori 634-1457 6241

3-4/2 DWMH, corner lot, new carpet, dou-
ble roof, serene hot tub, 5 bay
garage.$199,900 #203B Call Bill 1634-

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seawall. 32 MH SNUGGLES you with a sunny glow as interior is fresh-
ly painted. New metal roof covers this home with screened patio (vinyl
windows too!) facing the canal.Tw storage/woikshops and a shady Oak
for a perfec Florida home. $169,500 Call Jeri 863-634-6056

* FOUR BEDROOM Beautiful,spacious 2356 sp.f. Redman on 1/2 acre. 20x24 detached garage with vinyl siding. Home has a light open intenor ith
woodbuming fireplace, vaulted ceilings, garden tub and walk-in shower in Master. $161,500 Great home for a growing family. Call Jed 863-634-6056
- QUIET EASTSIDE CULDESAC. Exceptional 312 DWMH on ? acre. 30X12 Screen room, 20X48 workshop for all your hobbies Beautiful plants
169,000 #218 call Lori 634-1457.
SBASINGERAREA, Beautiful, 780 acre working ranch. Home and mobile home included along ith traveling irrigaon system. $11,500,00 per acre.
($8,970,000.00) Call John863-97-0413.
* HORSE READYAC PROPERTYwloaks, 3 stall bam, fenced, 312 Redman DWMH in Okee little Farms. #89518 197,500 Call Jeri 6346056.
* IMPRESSIVE32 DWMH, 14x36 screen mom, SUPERB covered dock,sinks, cable iv, boat hoist, seawall. Storm shutters, country kitchen, massive
LR, incredible M-sule wisitting oom. Indoorouldoor liing at it's BESTI #221 $249,000 Call Lori 634-1457.

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BLEWIDE! On your own lot in Lar-Kee Lake in
southeast part of County! Kitchen "island" dining
counter w/sink, "sandstone" corner wood-buring
FOR $129,000!

#89950 NEW AND WAITING FOR YOU! Finishing
touches being completed right now on this full 3
bdrm / 2 bath block home with garage in area with
lots of new, fresh homes near Everglades Elementary!
Superb wall tile in baths! ASKING JUST $214,000!

OAKS! "Park" model 1 bdrm/1 bath is nice for the
price! Enjoy the community heated pool, boat ramp,
clubhouse, yard maintenance, and so much more for
low quarterly fee! YOU'D BETTER GET THIS
QUICK AT JUST $57,500!

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ROAM! Full 3/2 with 2-car garage plus detached
garage/shop, all on almost an acre in Dixie Ranch
Acres! Immaculate block house includes Florida
room, laundry, central vac! Delightfully landscaped!
A little bit of "country" just 7 mi. NW of town!

park model trailer plus elevated patio, office, front
porch! Nicely furnished! Remodeled kitchen! Boat
dock at backyard! Lots of extras! $190,000 BUYS IT

FOR UNDER $200,000! Just off Taylor Creek on 30th
Street one of our very best spots! Sold for lot value,
but includes cust 2/2 trailer with Florida room, dock,
carport, utility rm., water & sewer! $184,900!

#89919 MODERN 3 BEDROOM / 2 #89845 IT'S A "10"-WITHOUT THE
BATH DOUBLEWIDE! On your own lot "TEN" EXPENSE! Fully re-modeled 3
in Lar-Kee Lake in southeast part of bdrm/2 bath doublewide on quarter-acre
County! Kitchen "island" dining counter lot! Big detached garage! Big 13x25'
w/sink, "sandstone" corner wood-buring screened patio, paved drive, all modern
fireplace INCLUDES FURNITURE appliances-and nice Isles neighborhood!
INVENTORY FOR $129,000! $129,900 CASH NOW!

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EXPENSE! Fully re-modeled 3 bdrm/2 bath dou- #88982 FANCY AS IT GETS! With ektra-large Florida WATERFRONT LOT! Very interesting... and rare...
blewideonquarter-acrelot! Big detached garage! Big Room addition, has 2 bdrms/1 bath total on its own find! Trailer #1 has 2 bdrms/1 bath; #2 has 2
13x25' screened patio, paved drive, all modern appli- deeded lot in Ancient Oaks! Big carport, higher quality bdrms/1.5 baths! Not currently rented, but subject to
ances-and nice Isles neighborhood! $129,900 CASH appliances, water softner doesn't need a thing! YOU change with such high demand! Located #5 Lissie Ln.
NOW! WANT BETTER? BETTER LOOK AT $104,000! Call Jerry for appt! ASKING $149,500!

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NOW! OK ACRES is only 6 miles east of Downton ON LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT LOT! Full 4 ply won't believe your eyes! A real roof-over with
Okeechobee! Easy drives to Coast areas! All parcels bdrm/2 bath with family & living rooms! Dock and attic access! Fully remodeled interiors! Eye-appealing
have paved road access! No "pre-selling" gimmicks! seawall on "corner" lot in Buckhead Ridge! IF ONLY formica kitchen cabs! Florida room, seawall/dock,
DON RENFRANZ! $240,000! $175,000!

#89022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Cleared, nice, seawall @ 96 Linda Rd. in Buckhead! Conforming house/dbl. wide OK! Reduced to just
#89201 4.5 ACRES IN OKEECHOBEE WITH HWY. 78 W. FRONTAGE! V-E-R-Y interesting parcel near trailer parks, restaurant, bar! Not far from
River! $450,000!
* 10 ACRES WITH B-I-G POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK Acres on NE 80th Ave. $253,000!
# 89973 VACANT ANCIENT OAKS LOT FOR APPROVED PARK MODEL OR CAMPER! Condo-style ownership. Located 5395 SE 65th Ave. $49,500.
#8986110 PRETTY ACRES BUT YOU CAN'T BUILD ON IT! Buy it to enjoy, picnic on it, put animals on it buy it for investment! County says road
not good enough for permitting sorry! $120,000 TOTAL OR 5 ACRES FOR $60,000!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres on NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT! Lots #13, #15, #17 @ OK Acres directly fronting on paved NE 80th Ave. $253,000 EACH!
#89955 5 ACRES OFEFREEDOM! Zoned Agriculture! No fancy rules and regulations, no homeowners' association! Nice blend of open areas, trees,
pond! Located 1496 NW 338th Street in Deer Park Acres! $160,000!
."These offering are subject to prior sale, errors, omission or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate, but not warranted."

#89909 ISLES WATERFRONT PRIME ROOM TO ROAM! Full 3/2 with 2-car
LOCATION FOR UNDER $200,000! Just garage plus detached garage/shop, all on
off Taylor Creek on 30th Street one of almost an acre in Dixie Ranch Acres!
our very best spots! Sold for lot value, but Immaculate block house includes Florida
includes cust 2/2 trailer with Florida room, laundry, central vac! Delightfully
room, dock, carport, utility rm., water & landscaped! A little bit of "country" just 7
sewer! $184.900! mi. NW of town! $295.000.


#89751 FULL 3/2 ... WITH SPACE.. ON 2
LOTS FOR UNDER $120,000! Larkee
Lakes 1982 doublewide with living room,
family room, and Florida room/patio
addition! Oak-shaded, 2 carports, 2 sheds!
REDUCED TO $114,500!

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BEAUTY! Is there a better looking site for the
future on the "Rim Canal"? Attractive RG
zoned, and desirable CCMU designation on
Comprehensive Plan! Includes quality 2 bdrm.
block home w/circular drive! Just minutes
from town a little east of the Taylor Creek
Locks! ASKING $1,295,000!

* #89955 OVER 5 ACRES IN REMOTE AREA OF COUNTY! "Freedom Lovers" love Deer Park Acres
located just north of Indian Hammock! Nice parcel with blend of trees, open areas, and a pond! Includes
electric, well, existing septic, and travel trailer is a "throw-in"! No snooty "country clubers" here! A
"GONER" at $160,000!
* 10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave. $253,000!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave! $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 & #17 @ OK ACRES directly
on NE 80th Ave. are superb lots! $253,000 EACH!
* #89201 OVER 4.5 ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE NEAR RIVER! Close to restaurants, bar,
trailer parks and Okee-Tantie park! $450,000. CALL DON!
* 8986110 OF THE PRETTIEIST ACRES YOU CAN'T DO NOTHING' WITH! Good for investing or pick-
nicking in Coach Haven. Can't permit for building or residency due to poor road. ASKING JUST $120,000!

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Completely Remodeled, 3/2 CBS Home in
Blue Heron Golf Club. Custom Crown Molding
Throughout, Open Concept, Vaulted Ceilings,
Ceramic Tile Floors Throughout. Screened In
Patio on Back Overlooking the Private Lake
and Golf Course. Much, Much More. Asking
$319,000 (#89829)

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Lots, Located Just Three Miles From Town!
Large Family/Game Room, Open Concept
Living & Dining Room. Island and Breakfast
Area in Kitchen w/Pass Through Window.
Bedrooms located upstairs. Beautiful Oaks and
Scattered Pines. Some Renovations Needed.
Asking $250,000, Bring Offers. (#89708)

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2/2 on 4.770 (1997 Wassau Home) with screened
plant area, stocked pond, patio. Yard has been
lind 3Cped -ith Florid3 trees ind plint'. I(to'I2

Patricia Louise Goolsby
Lic. R.E. Broker
763-6068 Cell 634-5588
Kathy Lancaster
467-6760 Cell 634-8676

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locks. Corner lot, boathouse with electric lift,
den for fish tales, wall A/C, tool room, 2 screen
porches, carport 2005, sprinkler system, new
meHil roof'?nnr (oasoao

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Estates. Well with water filter system, has
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hurricane damage. Seller motivated, bring offers.

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Converted MH, very unusual, located on 5.080 acres, 2
ponds, 2 carports, kitchen has been updated, new
appliances, imported tile on counters and floor, new
cabinets, whole house generator (30 days), new roof.
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145 +/- acres of remote yet pristine land being offered w/current & future multiple
uses. Located in Highland Co. just 15+/- min. from Sebring or Lake Placid. The pos-
sibility of dividing this property into 5, 10 or 20 acre Ranchettes is favorable as it bor-
ders a paved Rd. The property is currently being used as a profitable tree farm with a
recently renovated 3/2 owners home, an office and large workshop for equipment
repair. Property has irrigation wells & systems including drainage & a central man
made lake. Motivated sellers, all reasonable offers will be considered. MLS #89988
Mose B. Joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Lake access waterfront DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, family
room, screened porch, sep. dining room, sep. living
room, carport (2 car), 2 sheds, pontoon boat, sea-
wall,. back (chain link fence). (#89925)

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D.E.P or S.F.W.M. for wetland determination. Close to town in Bet-Her Acres. CBS 3Bd/lBa on corner lot with
* 1.250 acres. Buyer responsibility to inspect for wet areas. Seller large shed for husband and shed with breezeway fro storage and
motivated. Call Kathy 634-8676. your boat. Chain link fencing with separate section for your dogs.
Great kid friendly home.

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2.' YOU! Finishing touches being com- plet- bdrm. w/garage needs some fixing and re-
ed right now on this full 3 bdrm / 2 bath modeling, so priced accordingly! Loads of
block home with garage in area with lots potential! Pole barn/stalls w/tac room,
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7 ;..;.: Elementary! Superb wall tile in baths! place! PRICED RIGHT TO SELL RIGHT!
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* Janitorial Supplies
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Reflections from the Pulpit

By Rev. Jim Hudson,
Pastor of His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene
In Mark, chapter 4, we are
told that Jesus began to teach by
the sea. Again, there was such a
great multitude that gathered
around on the land that He got
into a boat and sat down. As
usual, Jesus began to teach by
using parables. He began by say-
ing, "Listen to this!" and He
taught about the sower who
went out to sow seeds. Later
when He was alone with His dis-
ciples, they came to Him and
asked questions concerning the
parable of the sower.
Jesus began by telling them
that the sower sows the Word.
Some fell beside the road, where
Satan came and took them
away. Then others were sown
on the rocky places, and
because the seed, the Word, had
no roots, when affliction or per-
secution came, the seed, or the
Word, fell away. Then again,
some of the seed, the Word, was
sown among the thorns. Then
when the worries of the world or
the "cares of this life" came, they
choked the Word and it became
It is our decision as to
whether or not that we will
guard our hearts, in such a way,
that when the "cares of life"
come to us, we will walk in the
confidence of God or we will
allow the "cares of this life" to
trouble us. Can you remember a
time when things were going
well, and then someone says
something or a bad report
comes our way that occupied all
of our thinking? You may have
just gotten out of a Bible study or
out of church when those
unpleasant thoughts invade your
heart and mind. The negative
thoughts just seem to occupy
our waking moments; they
occupy 'our "every thought".
These "cares of this life" have a
way of choking out the Word of
God. Satan would like nothing
more than to fill our hearts and
minds with the "cares of this life"
in order for us to focus more on
the cares than we do on the

promises and the power of God.
When Satan is successful at per-
suading us to focus on the "cares
of this life", we become defeated
S. .not because we have not
understood the Word of God ...
but because the "cares of this
life" get more attention and care
than the Word of God!
If the only Word you receive
into your life is when you are at
church, it is not enough to fill
you so that the "cares of this life"
cannot penetrate our hearts.
There must be enough Word in
you to be become a reality, so
that the "cares of this life" will
not enter in and choke the Word.
There is power in the Word of
God, but you must know the
Word of God and use it daily.
Many of us have spent most
of our lives carrying around the
"cares of this life" to a point that
they have grown so large
because we feed them daily. The
"cares of this life" fill us with fear
and worry until we have little
time to meditate on the Word of
God. In Joshua 1:7 & 8, we read
these words: "Only be strong
and very courageous; be careful
to do according to all the law
which Moses My servant com-
manded you; do not turn from it
to go to the right or to the left, so
that you may have success wher-
ever you go. This book of the law
shall not depart from your
mouth, but you shall meditate
on it day and night, so that you
may be careful to do according
to all that is written in it; for then
you will make your way prosper-
ous, and then you will have suc-,
cess." If we meditate on the
words of the devil, day and night,
then we will make the ways of
the devil prosperous and suc-
cessful in our lives.
Don't wait to fill your lives,
your minds, or your hearts with
the Word of God. Do it now! For
you do not know when the next
attack from the enemy will
come. For example, don't wait
until the doctor gives you a nega-
tive report to start studying the
scriptures on healing. Study it
now. Fill your mind now, so that
when the negative comes, the

"cares of this life: come, you will
be able to fight with the power
of the Word of God and let it
work in your lives. There is
power in the Word of God!
May I remind you today, that
the Word of God contains all of
the information you and I need
to know to be successful in this
life. The Word of God tells me
that by His stripes we are healed.
The Word tells me that when I
am in trouble to call upon Him
and He will answer me. His
Word tells me that I have a secret
place in the Most High and He
will hide me in a safe place in
Him. Let's get into the Word so
that the "cares of this life" will be
laid to rest in Him. The only
place for the "cares of this life" is
to cast them on...God! I Peter 5:
6&7 tells us, "Humble yourselves
therefore under the mighty hand
of God, that He may exalt you in
due time; casting all your care
upon Him; for He careth for
you." Psalm 9:9 reminds us,
"The LORD also will be a strong-
hold for the oppressed, a strong-
hold in times of trouble." The
prophet Isaiah recorded these
following words so may years
ago, "Do not fear, for I am with
you; Do not anxiously look
about you, for I am your God. I
will strengthen you, surely I will
help you, surely I will uphold
you with My right hand...For 1
am the LORD your God, who
upholds your right hand who
says to you, 'do not fear, I will
help you.: (Isaiah 41:10&13)
Again Isaiah tell us, "Do not fear,
for I have redeemed you; I have
called you by name, you are
Mine! When you pass through
the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they will
not overflow you. When you
walk through the fire, you will
not be scorched, not will the
flame burn you. For I am the
Lord your God: (Isaiah 43:lc-
problems come, and they will,
don't you want to be with the
One who has everything under
control? Even when you and I
think that God is not in con-

Christmas concert planned

Recording artists, Lorne and
Jimmie Ruth Matthews, will pres-
ent "King of Kings", a concert of
seasonal music at the First Baptist
Church located at 40 S.W. Fourth
Street, Okeechobee on Thursday,
Dec. 8 at 7p.m.
Lorne Matthews, former
pianist with The Cathedrals and
The McDuff Brothers appears on
may of the Gaither Homecoming
videos. The Matthews have
shared their music throughout
North America with many nations
around the world. Mrs. Matthews
was recently inducted into the
"Piano Roll of Honor Hall of
Fame" and also declared a 'Living
Legend' for his contribution to
gospel music for more than 45
The concert will include sea-
sonal secular and sacred songs,
both vocal and instrumental,
telling the story of Christmas. Join
the Matthews' in English caroler's
costumes for an old fashioned
Christmas. Admission is free but a
love offering will be received.
SaFor more information please
call The First Baptist Churchat

Lorne and Jimmie Ruth Matthews, will present "King of Kings",
a concert of seasonal music at the First Baptist Church.

trol...He is! Even when it looks
as if everything is going to pieces
around you...GOD IS IN CON-
TOL! Satan may claim to be in
control of your circum-
stances...but...when you and I
walk in the confidence of
God...you can just laugh in his
face and say, "Get out of here,
devil, you are not in
control...God is!"
problems...overcoming the
"cares of this life: is not our
responsibility... it is God's. Our
part is to allow the Word of God
to work; our part is to walk in the
confidence of God and to main-
tain that confidence in the good
times and even in troubled
times. Remember, Jesus said,
These things I have spoken to
you, that in Me you may have
PEACE. In the world you have
tribulation but take courage; I
have overcome the world" (John


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Brahman cross-country team advances to Regionals

The Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahman cross-country
team traveled to St. Cloud on
Oct. 29 to take part in the district
meet and returned to Okee-
chobee with a 12th place team
finish. Team member Bryan
Suarez led the Brahmans with a
third place individual finish. He
had a time of 16:55.11. Suarez
improved tremendously from
last season when he finished
17th in the district meet. This
season the sophomore has only
been beaten by senior runners.
The Brahmans competed
against 15 complete teams from
16 schools. They finished in 12th
place due to a points error.
James Gainer's finish was not
added into the results (reason
unknown) placing the Brah-
mans in 12th place. If his results
had been added into the total
score, the Brahmans would
have finished in either 10th or
11th place.
Because of Hurricane Wilma,
all teams will advance to the
Regional race at South Fork High
School on Saturday, Nov. 5. The
top individual runners from this
race will advance to state com-
Finishes for the individual
team members are (boys' divi-
sion): (3) Bryan Suarez-
16:55.11; (41) Omar Guerrero-
18:44.61; (66) Jordan
Terry-19:29.11; (71) Eliseo Fon-
seca-19:38.81; (76) Uriel Garcia-
19:48.75 and (83) Esteban
In the girls' division team
members finished as follows:
(56) Rachel Fairchild-24:02.24;
(81) Andrea Duenas-26:28.45;
(83) Jordan Aspden-26:37.84;
(84) Jordan Marcum-26:51.34;
(86) Heather Tinsley-26:58.05;
(91) Anna Lugo-31:34.49 and
(92) Clotious Harris-33:52.45.

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The Chobee Bulls senior team will take to the field Saturday evening at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex at 7 p.m. against the Lake Gibson Warriors. Team members are (in no particular order)
Walnard Fortner, Terrance Allen, Kristofer Knight, Brian Smith, Johnny Williams, Terrance
Spivey, Keith Sharp, Dayne Johns, Jay Fortner, Zuriel Ash, Caycee Fitzwater, Zachery Griffith,
Austin Willard, La'Ron McNeil, Gregory Thomas, Kyle McGee, Marcus Robinson, Trent Wilson,
Terry White, Anthony Bonnett, Anthony Kilber, Brandon Carderras, Dewight Chandler, Dustin
Lundy and Derrious Smith. They are coached by Marvin Roberts, John Wilson, John Rhoden,
Ulysses Boldin and Mr. Durrence. Their cheerleaders are Carleigh Alderman, Mary Kathleen Bar-
ber, Lauren Halliday, Alonna Johnson, Valerie Lara, Tiffany Pringle, Samantha Rexroad, Amy
Rivero, Kristin Roberts, Kayla Stokes, Crashai Williams, Karalyn Wyman and Paige Rivero, mas-
cot. The cheerleaders are coached by Barbara Stokes and Talena Chittenden.

The Chobee Bulls will host
the Sunbelt Conference football
championships on Saturday,
Nov. 5 at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sports Complex, 580 N.W.
27th Lane.
Head coaches Dale Durrence
of .the seniors and Myron
Refoure of the junior team have
led the Chobee Bull teams to an
undefeated season.
The Junior Bulls will go hel-
met to helmet with the Auburn-
dale Hounds at 5 p.m.
The Senior Bulls will com-
pete against the Lake Gibson
Warriors at 7 p.m.
Winning teams will receive
trophies after each game. Cheer-
leaders will entertain during
halftime. There will be a full
concession stand.
For information contact Mary
Jane Schoonmaker at (863) 634-'

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Anglers are taking full advan-
tage of the fact that the Okee-
Tantie Marina ramp has re-
opened to the public.
There have been several
schedule changes due to the
recent visit of Hurricane Wilma.
The 150-boat Ranger boat
owners tourney originally
scheduled to take place on Sat-
urday, Nov. 5 has been post-
poned to an undetermined
future date.
The Christian Team Trail
tournament will take place on
Saturday, Nov. 5 at'the Okee-
Tantie Marina. Weigh-ins are
scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Headturners3.com will host
a bass tournament on Sunday,
Nov. 6 at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Their weigh-ins are scheduled

The Brahman cross-country team finished in 12th place at the district meet held last weekend
in St. Cloud. Team members of the boys' team are (in no particular order) Eliseo Fonseca, Omar
Guerrero, Esteban Anselmo, Jordan Terry, James Gainer, Uriel Garcia and Bryan Suarez.

Brahman cross-country run-
ner Bryan Suarez took third
place at the district meet in
St. Cloud last weekend.

Female members of the Brahman cross-country team had a
good day at the district meet in St. Cloud. Team members are
(in no particular order) Heather Tinsley, Jordan Aspden,
Andrea Duenas, Clotious Harris, Rachel Fairchild, Anna Lugo
and Jordan Marcum.

to begin at 3 p.m.
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
Classic is scheduled to take
place on Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 19 and 20 at the Okee-
Tantie Marina. Anglers. will
begin weighing in at 3 p.m. on
each day.
The Big "O" Junior Teen
Anglers will return to Okee-
Tantie on Nov. 26. They will
weigh in at 12:30 p.m.
Hopefully, the hurricane sea-
son is behind us and fishing will
get back to normal. Meanwhile,
get out and enjoy the beautiful
weather and catch some lunk-
ers. If you do hook a big one, let
me know at
ljablonski@newszap.com. If
you are lucky enough to get a
picture of it, we'd be glad to
share it with the community.
Take care and be safe.

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Quality Companies & Professional Service

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Hosted By: South Florida Water Management District

Date: Monday, November 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: South Florida Water Management District
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Chobee Bulls host Sunbelt Conference Chamnionshin

The Chobee Bulls junior team will meet the Auburndale Hounds at 5 p.m. Saturday evening at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex. Team members are Colby Franks, Ryan Jenkins, Wesley Holden, Aaron Suarez, Brandon Farless, Andrew Holmes,
Lionnel Jones, Gregory Johnson, Michael McCoin, Matthew Skipper, George Bradley, Deforest Shanks, Marcus Martin,
Anthony Brown, Jakari Morris, Martin Macias, Justin Conrad, Charles Wilson, Mark Weir, Chase Kauffman, Brent Rucks,
Joshua McCall, Charles Lang, Thomas Farrell, Erick Ward, Ty'Keshe Files, Michael Valladaras, Michael Watson, Jer'Marcus
Bradley, Jacob Macias, David Straight, Andrew Richard, Timothy Farrell, Jacob Morgan and Johnathan Cordes. The coach-
es for the team are Myron Refoure, Darrly Allen, Flint Franks, Trevor Smith and Matt Skipper. The junior cheerleaders are
Ronda Cline, Taylor Davis, Carla Garcia, Danielle Harden, Allyson Matthews, Stanausha McNeil, Katelyhn Ower, Erica Pen-
carinna, Mykia Smith, Macin Raulerson, Tiffany Reutebuch, Siara Trofibio and Nattira Ridley. Their mascot is Terna Allen.
They are coached by Mary Jane Schoonmaker, Billie Jo Freeman, Jamie Tindall and Miranda Dubois.

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Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Satur-
day from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to -your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, inform-
ative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
(863) 467-3085 to arrange a boat

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured; fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333. :

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such aswalk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)

looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For information, call (863) 763-
0175 or (863) 467-6347.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning or afternoon shifts are
available. Many opportunities
currently exist and new pro-
grams to begin soon. Please con-
tact. the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a Volunteer Applica-
tion. For information, call (863)
763-2151, ext. 3312. The hospi-
tal's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-

race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep
them, donate them by calling
(772) 467-0400. For information,
ask for Karen.


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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.
Callto ID. (863)634-1796
vic of Ft. Denaud Rd., wear-
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KITTEN- male, 7 wks old, grey.
tabby, vic of NW 6th St.
Ok eechobee,
Will the man who identified
the ring on the answering
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wrong phone number.
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CALF, Black & White 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. Vie.: Be-
hind Race track gas station.
GLASSES, prescription, in red
----case, behind Rodeo
grounds, 15th or 16th St.,
PIT BULL MIX-4 mod old fe-
male. White, w/ two frackles
on right ear. Purple collar w/
bell. 4yr old daughter can't
sleep with out her!! Please call
w/ any info. (386)864-3043 or

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
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KITTENS- 2, Bobtail, Gray,
Free To Good Only!

OKEECHOBEE, Four Seasons
Estate. Sat. Nov. 5th,
8am-3pm, 294 NE 60th Ave.
Household Misc., Furniture &
some Women clothing.

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to13176, 13152 &13554 SW
144th Parkway, 13-1,86 &
13466 SW 16th Drive. Furni-
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stuff, Phones, Computers,
Electronic, Play station, Model
airplane; Stuffed animals, Art
supplies, Fountain, Mower,
Collectible, Bedspreads,
Clothes, Books, Prom dresses
& morel

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Snug Harbor/Seminole Vil-
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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.ParrotAve.

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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 84974-4221. Applications will be taken
until position is filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply in Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee

$44,415.36/Annually + benefits. Minimum
B.S./B.A. degree. Attorney with Family Law
experience preferred. Send State
of Florida application to:
Celeste Hartsfield
229 Courthouse Addition
218 S. 2nd St.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950

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Lykes Citrus Management Division has an imme-
diate opening for a maintenance service mechanic
at the Brighton Grove location. Successful candi-
dates should possess experience in the perfor-
mance of basic equipment maintenance
requirements including checking fluid levels,
changing oil, making minor repairs and assisting
the mechanics in the shop.
Lykes Citrus Management Division has an imme-
diate opening for an Office Coordinator, at the
Brighton Grove location. Duties include the perfor-
mance of basic office work such as filing, answer-
ing the phone and computer data entry. This
position will also perform shop clerical duties
such as ordering, stocking and inventory control
of parts, coding invoices, completing repair orders
and some courier duties. Successful candidates
should have basic knowledge of office clerical du-
ties, computer data entry and must possess a val-
id Florida Driver's License.

Lykes offers competitive wages, benefits, and paid

Qualified applicants should apply in person at the
Ranch office located at the corner of Hwy. 70 and
721, (106 S.W. C. R.721 Okeechobee, Fl..)

Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer -
M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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.

Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
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.

Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced,
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Permanent
work with a variety
of loads.
Call (863)763-6606
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Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to.561-996-8559.

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

For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
Experience required.
Full Time position avail. Please
fax resume to 863-824-0802.
How do you find a job
In today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified

urtLCO UwIaUIM1 i
Area's Fastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RV's
orin 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

Now Hiring!
*Tow truck driver
SFuel 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
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

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

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered125
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
Lie. #2603
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.

l .

B"am colrun "'

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

for your parent or elder
relative in cozy home. Ex-
perienced Care Giver
w/Refs (863)467-9439 or

Troy's Pressure
Cleaning, Yard
Maintenance &
Yard Fertilizing.
Free Estimates.

t~e*cial Noti I

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% yrs old, excel-
lent condition, white, $150.
WASHER, $75.

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

SHED- 8 x10, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must see!! $1295

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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

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

/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.
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951


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.

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
(No. C159)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss, 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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makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful

Okeechobee 2br, 2ba, No
pets, Privacy fence. Very
nice. $950. mo. + $950.
Sec. dep Call 863-467-1005
Houes Rent093

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
Buying a car? Look in
the classified, Selling
a car? Look in the

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


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 5415
Carpets.'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 601)
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 315
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps, Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7-10

With glass door, $15.
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. Hand made, 24K,
100yr 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
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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
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

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 965

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


16 Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 5, 2005

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 100,
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

FOR SALE (863)983-4436

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

Waterfront, 3B/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

Publi Noi II

New 4 Bed/2r/ Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient,
Great Location! Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Cow to Pasture
Fun for the whole family, this
easy and inexpensive do-it-
yourself cow cut-out project
takes just a few hours to fin-
ish. The completed cow mea-
sures about 32 inches tall by
20 inches wide.
Cow to Pasture plan
(No. 835),.. $9.95
Lawn Fun Package
3 plans incl. 835
(No. C110)...$19.95
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
Money Back Guarantee

Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $95,000.

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

Mobile Homes


Mobile Home Lots 2u05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 202)

OKEECHOBEE, lbr, full ba,
34', $475 mo. + 1st & Sec.
dep. Includes City water &
electric. Adult Park. Seasonal
$700., 3 mo. min.
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2be, lba,
$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 H 0rti Fjy Hfrij
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes



Boats )i05
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis ?015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3i 'I
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 Merc, 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 Ib propane
tanks, CA, furnace, under
warranty, awning, SS appl.,
QS bed, bunkbeds, MWO,
Harley Davidson model haul-
er. In/Outside stereo system.
$18,995 (863)801-6220
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the

Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Garage kept. 5th wheel
hitch. $17,500. 314-640-3195

HONDA SHADOW 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
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Automobiles 1005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 40-15
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.
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

(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, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.
cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer

Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
FORD F100 TRUCK, '80, has
title, doesn't run, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-6708
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mis. 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.

(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.

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The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a per-
mit exemption (File Io. BE47-0253280-001) to South Flonda Water Management
District (SFWMD Beaty Ranch, to minimize phosphorus discharges from the for-
mer dairy ranch through various methods of containment.
The activity is located at Beaty Ranch, Okeechobee County in Section 12, 13, 24,
25, 6, 7, 17-20 Township 355, Range 34E/35E and the mailing address is RO
Box 1259, Lake Wales, FL 33859.
The application for the exemption is available for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holi-
days, at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast District
Office, 400 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.
The Department will issue the exemption with attached conditions unless a timely
petition lor an administrative heanng is filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes, before the deadline for filing a petition The procedures for
petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed de-
cision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Sta-
tion 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within 21
days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons otherthan
those entitled to written notice under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes
must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or receipt of the written
notice, whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of the Florda Statutes,
however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action
may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date
of publication
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request
for mediation within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that
person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a
proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106,205 of the Flori-
da Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency file or identifi-
cation number, if known;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the petilioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency
(c) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the agency deci-
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules or statutes
which entitle the petitioner to relief; and
(f) A demand for relief.
petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
Any party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of t under section 120.68
of the Florida Statutes, by filing a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida
Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Office of
General Counsel, Maoil Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by
the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of
appeal must be filed within thirty days after thisrder iiled with the clerk of the
95768 ON 11/5/05

Community Events

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday, Nov.
10, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. This is a free community program.
For information, callWanda Haas, RN, CDE, at (863)763-5093.

Veterans Memorial Services are Nov. 11
The Okeechobee Veterans Memorial Services will be held in the Veter-
ans Park on Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. At that time, the new stones provided
by Buxton Funeral Home will be unveiled and blessed. We ask that all
veterans be available to post their colors. The public is invited.

Photo portraits aids Martha's House
Martha's House will once again be offering the Antiquity Photographs
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.

Okee-Tantie Blast will be Nov. 12
The annual Okee-Tantie Blast will be held at the Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina on Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be food, fireworks
and games for children. Non-profit groups, organizations and businesses
are invited to be involved. For information, contact Kathy Scott at (863)
763-3595; or, Susan Baker at 763-2622.

Benefit barbeque is planned
A barbeque dinner benefit will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from noon
until 5 p.m. at the CoquinaWater Control District new barn in Basinger -
one half mile east of 700A on C-724, Eagle Island Road. Each dinner will
include pork, baked beans, boiled corn, bread and iced tea. Meals are
$7.50 each with all proceeds going to help with medical expenses for
Darrell Hennon. Donations are also welcome.

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 pro-
ceeds 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 mem-
ber 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, former
lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, and Perry Jones, formerly
of the group Mercy Me. For information, call (863) 763-6869.

Cancer society to host Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will
be held Thursday, Nov. 17, starting at 8 a.m. The event will be hosted by
the American Cancer Society at the First Baptist Church, 310 S.W Fifth
Ave. All Chamber members and guests are invited. Refreshments will be

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.

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 informa-
tion or to register.

Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor the United Way/Raulerson Hospital
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
training program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the Global
Maritime Distress and Safety System and how it can get you out of
trouble. Anyone considering buying new electronics for their boat
should attend this program and learn how the GPS unit, marine
radio, and how the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon are
linked together. Seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for informa-
tion or to pre-register.

Chamber plans fall festival
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
annual fall festival in Flagler Park Nov. 19-20. Vendor applications
are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, 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
County Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park.
Vendor applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Par-
rott 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)

Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it annual
Law and Order Awards Night on Dec. 16. Social hour will start at 6 p.m.
and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person and are
available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, the
Okeechobee City Police Department and the Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department. For information, call Tom Elmore at (863) 763-
7370 or (863) 801-3142.

OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous discounts
to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like to pur-
chase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at (863)

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. Construc-
tion experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are Saturdays
and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to work
on the following committees: public relations, fundraising, legal advice,
family support and volunteer coordination. An experienced bookkeeper
is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be 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 receipt.

Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
SHurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact the
County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-8124.
The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in the
County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thursday, 8
a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from.5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sundays
from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W Fourth St. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2171.

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