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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 312

Events changed
due to hurricane
The Waldau 14th annual
golf tournament and party slat-
ed for Nov. 4 has been changed
to Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Fair-
ways Golf Course at the KOA
Campground and Resort, 4276
U.S. 441S.
The Dinner and Dance Party
will be held in the KOA Conven-
tion Center starting at 6 p.m.
The meeting of the Okee-
chobee Library Book Discus-
sion Group on Oct. 27 has been
rescheduled for Thursday, Nov.
10 at 7 p.m.
"Reading Lolita in Tehran"
will be the book under discus-
The annual Skip Bryant
Memorial Golf Tournament has
been rescheduled for Saturday,
Nov. 12, at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club.
The Oktoberfest celebra-
tion to be held at Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd
Lane, has been cancelled.
*The Nov. 4, Pastor Appre-
ciation Dinner sponsored by
Gideons International has been
canceled, but will be resched-
Reopened Businesses
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.


VFW Post #4423
plans Poppy Drive
The VFW Post #4423 will
be holding their Buddy Poppy
Drive Tuesday, Nov. 8, through
Friday, Nov. 11.
Post members and mern-
bers of the auxiliary will be
posted outside local stores. All
proceeds will go to help less
fortunate veterans and their
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.

Drought Index
Current: 105
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LocalBurn Ban: None

Lake levels

17.11 feet

Lake level r
16.86 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Classifieds ......10-11
Comics ............9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .10
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports .............8
TV ...............11
Weather ........... .2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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rl Please remove your trailers

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Hurricane Wilma unleashed her fury on this FEMA trailer at Okee-Tantie Campground &
Marina. Although most, if not all of the trailers sustained damage, this was one of the

FEMA trailers no longer safe

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) is
removing their travel trailers
from the Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground & Marina at the request
of Okeechobee County.
Just before Hurricane Wilma
struck, 16 of the 23 FEMA trail-
ers at Okee-Tantie were still
occupied. According to Okee-
chobee County Sheriff Paul May,
the area was considered unsafe
because it is inside the dike and
there was a mandatory evacua-
The sheriff's prediction
proved to be accurate since
most, if not all of the trailers,
were damaged. Many of the
trailers were overturned.
Consequently, on Nov. 2
County Administrator George
Long sent a letter to Scott
Hagler, director of mobile home
operations for FEMA. Basically,
the letter stated that since water,
sewer and electric service had
been compromised, the health,
safety and welfare of the FEMA
clients in the park could no
longer be assured. He requested
that FEMA immediately remove

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This is one of the FEMA trailers at Okee-Tantie that sus-
tained damage due to Hurricane Wilma. Officials are'in the
process of removing the damaged trailers from the park.

all trailers and advise the county
of the removal schedule.
Hugo Buehring, A
spokesman for FEMA, stated
that the trailers are being
removed and the clients are
being relocated to different
parks. Some of the former trail-
er occupants have moved in
with relatives. Since the original
agreement allowed some of the

Hiring of

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OUA agenda

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) will be holding their reg-
ular monthly meeting at 8:30
a.m. today and will discuss the
appointment of a new director.
Current OUA Executive
Director L.C. Fortner has
resigned his post, effective this
The board will also address
the matter of financing the
expansion of the wastewater
treatment plant that is rapidly
reaching capacity.

These matters were original-
ly to be addressed at a special
meeting that was cancelled due
to Hurricane Wilma.
The board will be consider-
ing a proposed amendment to
the standard developer's agree-
ment that would allow devel-
opers to sign an agreement for
the capacity needed, and pro-
duce a letter of credit for the
capital connection charges.
Then OUA would use those let-
ters of credit to obtain neces-
sary financing for the plant
expansion. The developer
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people to live in the trailers for
up to 18 months, the clients still
have some time to use FEMA
trailers in another location. Pri-
vacy restrictions prevented
exact details.
Few, if any, of the trailers in
Okee-Tantie can be reused.
Some are in such bad shape
they will have to be hauled out
piece by piece.

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Reading is fun!
Michael DeSarro was guest reader in Lori Howard's first
grade class at Central Elementary School. The occasion
was Guest Reader Day that took place at the school on
Wednesday, Nov. 2. To the delight of the students, Mr.
DeSarro read two stories, "If You Give a Mouse a Cook-
ie" and "If You Take a Mouse to School".

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News Briefs

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 collection
of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collector's
Office in the Alderman Building, 307
N.W Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 4 percent on payments made
Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent on pay-
ments made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 per-
cent on payments made Jan. 1,
2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments made Feb. 1, 2006 Feb.
28,2006; and, net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office .hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replace-
ment of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons $45,500.
To make an appointment for an
interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
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 call-
ing (873) 763-6441.

Historical Society
plans class reunion
chobee Historical Society is plan-
ning a Nov. 12 reunion at the Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, for those graduat-
ing or attending Okeechobee High
School before 1960, which includes
classes 1921 through 1959.
If you know someone that has
not received an invitation and is eli-
gible to attend, make a copy of your
invitation or contact Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-6226 or
(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 3p.m.
Send your reservation form and
a check in the amount of $25 to:
Okeechobee Historical Society, P.O.
Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973.

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

Legislative body
will meet Nov.21

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would have capacity when the
plant expansion was complete
and would pay the remaining
charges associated with this proj-
ect at the time the units were con-
nected to the system.
Jeff Larson, OUA's finance
consultant, and Henry Thomas,
OUA's rate consultant, will attend
the meeting to discuss funding.
In connection with this discus-
sion, the board will review
requests received for developer's
agreements for wastewater
capacity. The requests for waste-
water capacity received to date
total 824,000 gallons a day.
The capacity of the waste-
water treatment plant is currently
1 million gallons a day. The plant
is rapidly reaching that capacity
and the board is discussing
means to finance an expansion of
the plant to 4 million gallons a
day, which is OUAs ultimate goal.

The board will also consider
three requests from developer's
who are requesting wastewater
capacity from the pending
1,232,000-gallon-a-day emer-
gency expansion to the existing
wastewater treatment plant.
Taking steps toward plant
expansion, the board had voted at
their Oct. 11 meeting to delay two
sewer line rehabilitation projects
that had already been funded in
order to pay for an engineering
proposal from Metzger & Willard.
The engineering proposal covers
design, permitting and bid phase
construction services for expan-
sion of the Cemetery Road waste-
water treatment plant to 4 million
gallons a day.
At that same meeting, they
also approved an application for a
loan from Rural Utility Services, a
federal agency.
The board is also scheduled to
form a selection committee to
evaluate applications for execu-
tive director, and consider
whether to appoint an interim
executive director or ask Mr. Fort-

ner to stay on temporarily.
Mr. Fortner tendered his resig-
nation Aug. 9 and it will be effec-
tive on Nov. 18.
In light of the recent use of the
Rim Canal as a water source, staff
will seek direction from the board
concerning an engineering study
to determine the best approach to
establishing a permanent emer-
gency alternate water intake sys-
tem from the Rim Canal.
The board is also expected to:
recognize Doug Wyatt for 30
years' service at the water treat-
ment plant;
approve meeting dates for
ratify expenses for roof
repair to the OUA main office;
accept the finance report for
the period ending Oct. 31;
hear from Doug Whidden
concerning employee classifica-
tion; and,
appoint a trustee to the pen-
sion board for a two-year term.
The meeting will be held at the
OUA building, 100 S.W. Fifth

Code board to deal

with clean-up issues

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
A demolished trailer from the
2004 hurricane season is on the
list of items for the City of Okee-
chobee Code Board to discuss at
their meeting tonight.
The board will meet at 7 p.m.
at City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.
Geraldine Bertram has a
demolished trailer on her proper-
ty at 517 N.W. 15th St. left over
from last year's hurricanes and
the board will discuss it as a pub-
lic nuisance.
The board will also discuss

garbage containers at property
owned by Mrs. Bertram at 902
N.W. 10th St.
The board will discuss junk
and general cleaning of property
owned by Martha Clay at 308
N.W. 12th Ave.
Also on the board's agenda are
general cleaning and beautifica-
tion cases for Charles W. Clay at
N.W. 12th Ave: and Third St.; Jerry
Kemp at 800 S.W. Second Ave.;
and, Abdul Cumber at 309 N.E.
Fourth St.
None of these cases are related
to debris from the recent hurri-
cane that went through the area.

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Community Events'

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 Sher-
iff's Office, the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue Department. For information, call Tom
Elmore at (863) 763-7370 or (863) 801-3142.

Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck begin-
ning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and north-
east sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast sec-
tion of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of
the city.

OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous
discounts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would
like to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach
Pung at (863) 462-5043.

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sentative Frank Attkisson, chairman
of the Okeechobee County Legisla-
tive Delegation, said the delega-
tion's next meeting has been
changed to Monday, Nov. 21.
The group was originally slated
to meet Nov. 2.
The panel will meet from 1:30
until 4 p:m. in the chambers of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legisla-
tion. Members of the community, as
well as local and county govern-
ments, may present their concerns
to the delegation at this time.

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State kicks off 'No Place Like Home'

Department of Children and Fam-
ilies (DCF) kicks off a month-long
campaign to encourage more
adults in the state to consider
adopting a child in foster care. In
keeping with the 'No Place Like
Home' initiative, Governor Jeb
Bush signed a formal proclama-
tion declaring November as
Adoption Month in Florida mak-
ing this an excellent opportunity
to draw special attention to wait-
ing children.
"In the wake of Hurricane
Wilma, we see ordinary people
coming together to do extraordi-
nary things," said DCF Secretary
Lucy Hadi. "But even on an ordi-

nary day, you can still be remark-
able by adopting a child in foster
care. Currently 3,565 children in
Florida are eligible and awaiting
adoption. To children without
parents, the most important thing
an adoptive parent can do is pro-
vide a stable, safe and loving
home that these children can call
their own."
The Department is also asking
media to help share the message
with the public by airing public
service announcements entitled,
"You don't have to be a'hero to
be a hero," and by publishing
articles and editorials raising
awareness to adults of the need
for adoptive parents. If being a

hero to a foster child is the right fit
for you, you can find more infor-
mation by logging on to DCF's
Web site at
tion/. You can also call 1-800-96-
DCF and its community-based
partners are hosting a wide range
of events across the state this
month to encourage adults to
consider adopting a child out of
foster care. On Nov. 19, numerous
multi-family adoptions will take
place throughout Florida. Secre-
tary Hadi will attend one of these
events at 10:30 a.m. in Tallahassee
at the Leon County Courthouse.
Other events occurring through-

out the state this month include
Heart Gallery Exhibits, breakfasts,
picnics and more.
Through continuous efforts of
our community-based care part-
ners, Florida has made great
strides in reuniting families and in
finding "forever families" for chil-
dren who cannot return to their
biological families. For the third
consecutive year, Florida has led
the nation in finding adoptive par-
ents for its foster children. These
placement efforts have been rec-
ognized with an incentive award
from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. This
year that amounted to $3.5 mil-

Riverside awards $18,000 in scholarships

Bank has selected 18 students to
receive $1,000 scholarship in its
third annual Tuition Sweep-
The students in Brevard, High-
lands, Indian River, Lake, Martin,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Polk,
St. Lucie and Volusia counties will
each receive a check to help pay
college expenses.
"Although we are always look-
ing for new ways to help meet
our customers' financial needs,

including a variety of educational
loans and savings accounts, these
scholarships are unique," said
Jeff Merwin, Riverside's execu-
tive vice president and director of
retail banking. "These students
will be able to use this money any
way they want to offset the many
costs of higher education."
The Tuition Sweepstakes pro-
motion ran in all 10 Florida coun-
ties in the Riverside Bank service
area. Students attending either a
two- or four-year post-secondary

school were eligible to enter the
contest while banking at any of
the bank's 53 locations or online
at www.riversidenb.com. Win-
ners were drawn at random by
county of residence.
The confirmed winners are:
Paul Burry, Dennis Devaney and
Laura Lecarne of Brevard Com-
munity College; Steven Clemons,
Joseph Ferlitto and Lisa Sherrier
of Daytona Beach Community
College; Min Youn of Florida
International University; Tyrhon-

da Ware of Hillsboro Community
College; Lisayri Adames of the
International Academy of Design
and Technology; Samantha
Hodges and Kelsey Reeve of Palm
Beach Community College;
Christopher Josey of Polk Com-
munity College; Jason Dionne of
South Florida Community Col-
lege; Akeira Clark of South Geor-
gia College; and, Jacqueline
Henkel of the University of

Educational Briefs

fund established
A scholarship fund is being
established through the Okee-
chobee Education Foundation in
memory of Joyce Ruth Hacker,
who recently died of lung cancer.
Ms. Hacker was a physical edu-
cation teacher that taught in the
Okeechobee County school system
for 30 years.
To contribute to the fund, mail
or take contributions to the Osceo-
la Middle School, 825 S.W 28th St.,
in Okeechobee. Contributions can
also be taken to the Okeechobee
County School Board offices at 700
S.W. Second Ave.

Checks should be made
payable to the Okeechobee Educa-
tional Foundation, and note that it
is for the Joyce Hacker Scholarship.

host open house
Atlantic University and Indian River
Community College will host an
Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 8,
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., at the
FAU/IRCC campus, 500 NW Cali-
fornia Blvd., St. Lucie West. The
event will be held in the J Building,
first floor.
Attend the open house and
learn more about obtaining a bach-

elor's degree in selected disciplines
without leaving the Treasure Coast.
Faculty and advisors from both FAU
and IRCC will be on hand to
answer questions. For more infor-
mation, call (772)-873-3301.

Freshman may be
eligible for scholarship
The 'Take Stock in Children'
scholarship is a full tuition scholar-
ship to Indian River Community
College followed by two-years at a
public university in the state of
Florida. Students are selected on
the basis of academic performance
and recommendations from coun-
selors and teachers. If your child is

in the ninth grade, has a minimum
2.0 grade point average, meets the
income requirements, and has the
desire to continue education after
high school graduation, please
contact Traci Sills in the Guidance
Department at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus at (863) 462-
5288 for more information about
requirements. If selected, your
child must sign a performance
contract and pledge to stay in
school, maintain good grades,
behavior, remain drug and crime
free, and meet with a mentor. Par-
ents must commit to continue to
be a support and encouragement
to their child. The deadline for
application is Dec. 9.

Curious bird
This wood stork was seen at Okee-Tantie Campground &
Marina looking around among the storm damaged FEMA




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Church bake sale
has been canceled
The Lake Harbor Community
Methodist Church 21st Annual
Bake Sale will be canceled due to
loss of facilities and supplies associ-
ated with the storm. All payments
will be refunded in full but please
be patient. Cornbread dressing is
still available on a first-come, first-
serve basis. Call (863) 983-3613 for
more information. Stephanie
Schneider, Realtor Southern Land
Investments & Real Estate direct:
(239) 229-6385 www.thesignature-
ofservice.com Clewiston Office:
(863) 983-8700 112 S. WC Owen
Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440
LaBelle Office: (863) 675-4500 700
S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935

plans meeting
The Lakeport Community Asso-
ciation will have a business meet-
ing Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Final
plans will be made for the hot-
dog/marshmallow cookout to be

held Friday, Nov. 11, from 6 until 9
pm. All Lakeport residents are invit-
ed to attend.
Pet hospital is
emergency center
From the Florida State Veteri-
narian's Office
Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital,
located at 250 S.E. First Street, in
Belle Glade, has been designated
as an official emergency opera-
tions center following the destruc-
tion created by Hurricane Wilma.
Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital has
received information that her hos-
pital will receive funding from the
state to incur costs related to public
assistance in the event a client can-
not pay because of the current cri-
sis. This service is available to
emergency services only with ani-
mals that have been impacted by
Hurricane Wilma. This service is
not available for routine services.
To contact Doctor Noelle Savedoff,
call (561) 996-5500, or (561) 202-
4660 for after hours. Doc Savvy's
Hospital is an official emergency.
operations shelter for animals dur-

ing severe weather. The hospital
has been fully functional from the
moment the storm subsided and is
currently in full operation. Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital is also
available for regular office hours.
All lab, and radiology equipment is
fully functional powered by a 24/7
generator. Call the office at (561)
Public meeting
set for Nov. 9
The Glades Soil and Water Con-
servation District is holding a pub-
lic meeting at the Moore Haven
Agricultural Building on Wednes-
day, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m., to get
landowners ideas on how USDA
could utilize federal programs to
assist landowners in meeting water
quality and regulations as required
by state and federal laws.
Kids are
for the birds
The Big "O" Birding Festival
Committee is planning something
new this year, a "Kids are for the

Birds" activity day in Tom Perry
Memorial Park in Moore Haven.
Build birdhouses, learn about Flori-
da's 15 species of bats, what flow-
ers you should plant to attract
native birds and butterflies, and
more. Volunteers are needed to
supervise activities and vendors are
welcome. For more information
call (863) 946-0300 or e-mail

Volunteers needed
for bird festival

Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-
Hendry County Big "O" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday-Sunday,
Jan. 27-29 at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven. Volun-
teers are needed to install signage,
help set up tables, man registration
booths and serve as ambassadors
for gloriously natural Glades Coun-
ty and America's Sweetest Town.
For more, information call (863)
946-0300 or e-mail twhirls@glade-

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
Elias Delacruz, 43, S.E. 36th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 3 by the OCSO Narcotics Task
Force on felony charges of posses-
sion of methamphetamine with
intent to sell and possession of
cocaine, and a. misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. His bond was set at
Pablo Perez, 35, Oswega Ave.,
West Palm Beach, was arrested

Nov. 4 by Deputy Sergeant Arlene
Durbin on warrants charging him
with failure to appear- driving
under the influence with priors and
failure to appear driving while
license suspended with knowl-
edge. He is being held without
Holmes Boyd, 39, N.W 98th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
4 by Deputy Patricia Massung on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine. He
is being held without bond.
Christopher Thurman, 17,
N.W. 38th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 4 by Deputy Sarah
Green on a warrant charging him
with burglary, criminal mischief
over $200 and third-degree grand
theft. He was released on his own

Rachel Miller, 17, N.W. 268th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
4 by Deputy Sarah Green on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with burglary of a
dwelling, criminal mischief over
$200 and grand theft. She was
released on her own recognizance.
Jody Crum, 33, U.S. 441 S.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 4
by Deputy Augustin Saucedo on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with worthless check
over $150. His bond was set at
Russ A. Adams, 48, Rt. 6,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 5
by the OCPD on a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond was
set at$750.
James Author Evans, Jr., 26,
S.W Third St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 6 by Deputy Matthew


Brenda .E Downs
Brenda F. Downs, age 63, for-
merly of Kirkville, N.Y, died
Monday, Oct. 10, 2005. She was
born April 25, 1942, in North
Syracuse, N.Y.
She was a resident of Moore
Haven, for the past six years. She
had retired from Phillips Broad-
band in 1994 after a battle with
Survivors include: her hus-
band of 42 years, Michael
Downs; her daughter, Pamela
(Juan) Knudsen; son, Robert
(Karen) Downs; two grandchil-
dren, Ryan and Beth; sisters,

Carol (Sam) Donzella, Diane
(Ken) Vollmer and Aleta Miller.
She also had 13 nieces and two
nephews, all of whom she loved
very dearly.
Memorial services will be
held Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at 1
p.m. at Buxton West Lake Funer-
al Home, 805 U.S. 27 N., Suite 1,
in Moore Haven.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made in Brenda's name
to the American Cancer Society.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
West Lake Funeral Home, 805
U.S. 27 N,, Suite 1, Moore Haven.

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Hurst on a charge of driving while
license suspended with knowl-
edge. His bond on that charge was
set at $500. He was also charged
later by the OCSO Narcotics Task
Force on a charge of possession of
marijuana with intent to sell. His
bond was set at $6,000.
LaStevia Eugenia Sloan, 24,
S.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 6 by the OCSO Nar-
cotics Task Force on a charge of
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell. Her bond was set at
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
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found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.

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COMMUNITY THEATER: I have been going to the Okeechobee
play house for 20 years, back when they had no air and wooden
folding chairs. They have come a long way. If you miss this play that
is there now it will be your loss. The acting is great and the voice of
the star (Lizzy) is wonderful and worth the price of admission. This
is not a commercial it's from a person who saw it Friday night.

INJURED OFFICER: I am calling about the police officer who has
one arm in a sling, chasing speeding cars around Okeechobee. He is
all by himself and there should be reserve officers for this type of sit-

RECYCLE: Please people of Okeechobee recycle plastic bottles
and soda cans. The landfill is full and we all need to do our part to
help save the planet. We have a recycle place downtown off S.R. 70
on Ninth Street.

DAMAGE CLAIMS: I believe that FEMA and personal insurance
companies should investigate those who submit claims for storm
damage. I know some people who got help as owners of a mobile
home and the girlfriend got FEMA help that totaled over $6,000 in
damages and they never repaired the damages. Now they are claim-
ing for more damages for the hurricane this year for water damage
and it is their own fault because they didn't fix the damages from
last year. I really think that insurance companies should investigate
these situations more thoroughly before they give more money to
those who won't use it for repairs.

EMERGENCY DRILLS: This is for the person who moved here
from Los Angeles who was complaining that we didn't have emer-
gency disaster response drills because they had those in California.
When was the last time we had an earthquake in Okeechobee?

KIDS' SAFETY: This is for all the people who are sticking up for
the police chief and sheriff for having the Halloween in the park.
They are saying that they are only caring for the safety of our chil-
dren. If that was the case, our kids wouldn't be waiting out in the
dark for school buses. They are standing by the road where they
could be hurt or run down, not to mention that there are over 100
pedophiles in town who are being looked after by maybe two peo-
ple. I am not saying that they don't care about the kids but what I am
saying is that if they are looking to make it safe for the kids they
should make it safe all year ,round, not just for Halloween.

HALLOWEEN: This is in regards to the Halloween in the park. I
think that it is a great idea but there are way too many children in
this town to have this set-up for Halloween. You need the whole
park set up just to give out candy. This is no longer a little tiny town.
It also should have been up to the parents' discretion whether or not
the children should have gone trick-or-treating in their own neigh-
borhoods. Some areas were full of debris and some were not. If the
Halloween in the park is to take place again, there needs to be more
booths and people to help give out candy to the kids.

BIRD FLU: It is time that the Okeechobee city and county govern-
ment start to take the threat of the Ayian Flu more seriously, and.out-
law the many chickens and roosters that are roaming free along the
sides of the road in town and in 'the county. A pandemic has to start
somewhere, let's not let it be Okeechobee. ;I j,

WORKERS APPRECIATED: I just wanted to say how much I
appreciate FP&L and all the workers who worked to restore our
power. It was so much better than last year. I realize how hard they
had to work. I feel like Okeechobee is very fortunate to have all the
workers from out of state and from around the area. I just wanted
them to know how much I appreciated their hard work.

OBEY AUTHORITY: What are you teaching your children? How
can you question authority while they are only looking out for the
safety of your children? Did you hear about the 14-year-old boy that
was electrocuted in Palm Beach after picking up a live wire? There
are so many accidents waiting to happen in our streets that were
caused by the hurricane. Teach your children that there are disap-
pointments in life but to be thankful for what they have. Think of the
people who are without homes, electric, etc. Children learn by
example. So when they disobey you, a teacher, or person of authori-
ty blame only the person in the mirror. There is a difference between
standing up for what is right and obeying authority for your own
safety and that of your children. Thank you to our civil servants for
doing a great job.

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Looking Back ...
Shown here are employees of the Markham Brothers Cannery. The canning plant opened in 1939 and for more than three
decades offered employment to Okeechobee County residents. It was one of several canning plants owned by Allen and
Roscoe Markham. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by
the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and
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Upcoming Events

Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6029 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. 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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
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 invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.;,at'7
p.m: Informaland informalive discussions Drnrg many Bible ruiris to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 am. at WelcomeHouse, 925 U.S.,441 S.E.
It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that.enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to/participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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-
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 byto show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 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.
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical. Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
ing site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.,
in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of Diane
and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For information, call
(863) 357-7954.

Community Events

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.

Medicare seminar is scheduled
An educational seminar for Medicare Part D prescription cov-
erage will be held at the VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge on
Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. For information, call (863)763-8011.

Omaha Beach documentary to be shown
Buxton Funeral Home & Crematory will host the first docu-
mentary in the Larry R. Cappetto series "Lest They Be Forgotten"
on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Okeechobee High School gymnasi-
um at 7 p.m. The film is based on the recollections of veterans
who participated in the D-Day Omaha Beach Invasion. The pub-
lic is invited.

Chamber membership meeting slated
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold a
general membership meeting on Nov. 9 beginning at noon at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. There will be a spe-
cial presentation by Stephanie Locke, executive director for
Martha's House. :.

Advisory Council will meet
The Okeechobee Advisory Council will meet Wednesday,
Nov. 9, at noon at the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1728 N.W Ninth Ave.

Beta Sigma Phi plans craft auction
Beta Sigma Phi will hold their annual craft auction on Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. Every Okeechobee Beta Sigma Phi member is invited to
take part by bringing a craft and a covered dish. The event raises
money for the Beta Sigma Phi scholarship fund. For information,
call (863) 467-1070. .

Casian to speak at ABWA meeting
On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Women of Tomorrow Chapter of
the American Business Women's Association will welcome
William R. Casian, director of marketing and public relations at
Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Casian will discuss hospital expansion
plans, their new doctors and procedures offered and the hospi-
tal's preparedness for emergencies. Please join this local ABWA
chapter for an informative update on our county hospital. The
luncheon meeting will be held in the meeting room at the Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave.

Cowboys for Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ will meet Nov. 10 at the Community Club-
house located on the corner of Fifth and Main Street in Palmdale.
Food and fellowship will be at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., there be gospel
music and a message delivered by Pastor Kenny Cook. Everyone
is welcome.

Democratic Party to meet
The Okeechobee County Democratic Party will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Beef O' Brady's,
608 S. Parrott Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call
(863) 357-8680.

NES plans advisory council meeting
North Elementary School will be holding a School Advisory
Council meeting Thursday Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media
Center. For information, contact Judy Demeter at (863) 462-

Airboat group meeting slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 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 discussion of airboating concerns from around
the state, a new club tent and a Christmas party. Visitors are
always welcome. For information, call Dennis Anderson at (863)

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 Com-
missioner Gene Woods is a member of the Children's Services
Council and will be participating in this meeting.

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

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


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Community Events

Diabetes support group to meet ALas
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thuisday, SouthH
Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. This is a free community pro- afterHu
gram. For information, call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, at (863)763-5093. generate
CES hosts annual Fall Festival carbon
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Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Avenue, will host their deaths
annual Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 until 8 p.m. Children are last yea
welcome to wear their Halloween costumes..Refreshments will be rina this
available, and children can have their picture taken on a horseback generate
ride. well aw
Veterans Memorial Services are Nov. 11 gers.
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The Okeechobee Veterans Memorial Services will be held in the Vet- a phone
erans Park on Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. At that time, the new stones provid- My pare
ed by Buxton Funeral Home will be unveiled and blessed. We ask that pital wi
all veterans be available to post their colors. The public is invited. soning.
Photo portraits aids Martha's House tgened a
Martha's House will once again be offering the Antiquity Pho- first time
tographs just in time for Christmas gifts. Pictures will be taken Friday, The
Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. Photo sitting is $10, andyouwill receive came f
a free 8 X 10 portrait. For information, call (863) 763-2893. ment of
Church will host yard sale Que,
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will hold a giant yard Ans%
sale and bake sale Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. (CO) is
Okee-Tantie Blast will be Nov. 12 the des
The annual Okee-Tantie Blast will be held at the Okee-Tantie Camp- blood to
ground and Marina on Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be food, fireworks is highly
and games for children. Non-profit groups, organizations and business- Ques
es are invited to be involved. For information, contact Kathy Scott at sources
(863) 763-3595; or, Susan Baker at 763-2622. Ans
Benefit barbeque is planned produce
A barbeque dinner benefit will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from noon coal, wi
until 5 p.m. at the Coquina Water Control District new barn in Basinger gasoline
- one half mile east of 700A on C-724, Eagle Island Road. Each dinner heating
will include pork, baked beans, boiled corn, bread and iced tea. Meals portable
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 _I
an old-fashioned bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at 9 a.m.
There will be many hand-cralled items, while elephant items and
baked goods for sale. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the -
church, with the proceeds going toward their support of missionary
projects. For information, call (863) 467-2482 or (863) 824-0013.
Mason's to host turkey dinner .
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host their -,
annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m. Proceeds
from the dinner will benefit distressed worthy brothers. Eat in or take -
out will be available. The suggested donation for adults is $6, and for w
children under the age of 10 it is $3. The children's plate will not be
available for take out. For ticket information call Rich Sweet at (863) -
824-0262; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; Matt Buxton at (863) 357 -
9992; or, any member of Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM. -
Pre-school plan open house
Okeechobee's newest pre-school, Faith Academy, 1803 S.W Third
Ave., will host an open house on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The school is now enrolling children from ages 20 mos. to 3 years. For
information, call (863) 763-8800.
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, for-
merly of the group Mercy Me. For information, call (863) 763-6869.
Guardian ad Litem to honor volunteers
The Guardian ad Litem program will host a breakfast buffet on
Thursday, Nov. 17, at Club Med. 4500 Pine Valley St., in Port St. Lucie to
honor volunteers in the program.
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 d
the American Cancer Society at the First Baptist Church, 310 S.W Fifth -
Ave. All Chamber members and guests are invited. Refreshments will
be served.
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 ad ance 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. "
Church hosting gospel concert
Allegiance will be in concert on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Church of The Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28 St. For information, call
(863) 763-3519.
VNA hosts training session
A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training session will be held Nov.
18 from 9 a.m. until I p.m. at the Visiting Nurse's B'uilding, 208 S.E. Park -
Street. The training program is sponsored by the Healthy Start Coalition.
The training is free but you must regisjgr. Call (863)462-5877 for infor-
mation or to register.
Wildlife center sponsors yard sale
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will sponsor ayard and plant
sale on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2704 S.E. 34th Lane in -
Taylor Creek Isles from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All clothing and shoes will be *
priced at $1. Plant prices will start at .25 cents. Donations can be a
dropped off at Wooley's Sheds in the Airport Industrial Park, or by call-
ing any of the Arnold's volunteers for pick-up. 'Call Ray for northern -
Okeechobee County at (863) 467-1309. Call Regina at (863) 634-1207
or Joan at (863) 467-0290 for local pick-ups. If you are interested in -
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Be aware of carbon monoxide dangers

;t week as residents of
Florida who lost power
.rricane Wilma hooked up
ors, there were many
gs about the dangers of
monoxide. Generators
iked to carbon monoxide
after Hurricane Charley
r and after Hurricane Kat-
Syear. As we hooked up a
or at my house, we were
rare of the potential dan-

uesday evening, I received
e call from my hometown.
ents were both in the hos-
th carbon monoxide poi-
They hadn't been using a
:or. They had, however,
on their gas furnace for the
e this fall.
Following information
rom the Florida Depart-
f Health.
stion: What is carbon
wer: Carbon monoxide
s an odorless, colorless,
s gas that interferes with
livery of oxygen in the
o the rest of the body and
stion:'What are the major
wer: Carbon monoxide is
ed as a result of incom-
urning of fuels including
ood, charcoal, natural gas,
e, diesel, kerosene and
oil. It can be produced by
e generators, small gaso-


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line engines, charcoal grills, gas
stoves, automobile exhaust from
attached garages and smoking
tobacco. Problems can arise as a
result of improper placement,
installation, operation or mainte-
nance of CO-generating devices
or appliances. Improperly
designed or malfunctioning
exhaust systems for permanently
installed home combustion appli-
ances may also contribute to ele-
vated CO levels. Portable genera-
tors and charcoal grills are major
sources of CO and should never
be operated inside enclosed or
partially enclosed building or near
doors, windows and openings to
QUESTION: What are the
symptoms of carbon monoxide
ANSWER: Depending on the
level of exposure, CO may cause
fatigue, weakness, chest pains for
those with heart disease, short-
ness of breath upon exertion,
nausea, vomiting, headaches,
confusion, lack of coordination,
impaired vision, loss of con-

sciousness and in severe cases,
QUESTION: What should you
do if you think you have CO poi-
ANSWER: If you think you are
suffering from carbon monoxide
(CO) poisoning, you should get
fresh air immediately. Turn off all
combustion appliances and leave
the house. Go to an emergency
room. Be sure to tell the physician
that you suspect CO poisoning.
Don't ignore symptoms, especial-
ly if more than one person is feel-
ing them. In cases of severe CO
poisoning, call 9-1-1 emergency
services or the Poison Informa-
tion Center at 1-800-222-1222.
QUESTION: What can be
done to prevent CO poisoning?
ANSWER: To prevent CO poi-
soning, ensure that all household
combustion appliances (fire-
places, stoves, Water heaters, fur-
naces) are properly adjusted and
working to manufacturers'
instructions and local building
codes and make sure stoves and
heaters are exhaust vented to the
outside and that exhaust systems
do not leak.
Do not use ovens and gas
ranges to heat your home. Do not
burn charcoal inside a home,
cabin, recreational vehicle or
camper, and never leave a car or
lawn mower engine running in a
shed or garage, or in any enclosed
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ing of the house (windows,
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Community Events

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 dough-
nuts. 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 College's
(IRCC) Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., has been resched-
uled for Nov. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m.
GPS training program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS train-
ing program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the Global Mar-
itime Distress and Safety System and how it can get you out of trouble.
Anyone considering buying new electronics for their boat should
attend this program and learn how the GPS unit, marine radio, and how
the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon are linked together:
Seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for information or to pre-register.
Chamber plans fall festival
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
annual fall festival in Flagler Park Nov. 19-20. Vendor applications are
available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call
(863) 763-6464.
Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class on 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 (863)763-4320.
Free Thanksgiving dinner planned
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will serve their 18th free communi-
ty Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at Grace Brethren
Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations to help
buy food for the free dinner can be sent to Grace Ministries, P.O. Box
663, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Volunteers are also needed to help cook
the food, serve and deliver the meals. To schedule a delivery or to get
more information, call Malinda at (863) 467-5570.
City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting cere-
mony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Participating in
the ceremony with be the chorus group from Okeechobee County
schools, as well as Santa Claus.
Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and on Dec.
1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He will be in the park from 6 until 8
p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children. Pictures with Santa
Claus will cost $1.
Main Street to host holiday celebration
The Okeechobee Main Street will host a holiday celebration on Park
Street following the tree lighting ceremony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29.
The celebration will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. and will feature holiday
music, carolers, children's activities, arts and crafts and refreshments.
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.
Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 10 following the Light-
ed Christmas Parade. He will also be there on Dec. 16, 17, 19, 20, 21,22,
23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by the Kiwanis
Club of Okeechobee.
Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor
applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are Sat-
urdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also need-
ed to work on the following committees: public relations, fundraising,
legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination. An experi-
enced 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
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact the
County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-
8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in
the County Administration Annex. The ortice is open Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.

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Justin Schwier (left) and Juan Ruiz (right) blew the competition away Saturday at the Chris-
tian Team Trail monthly bass tournament. They brought 32.31 Ibs. of Okeechobee large
mouths to the scale to clinch first place.

Beau Rogers (left) and Mac Russell (right) took home second place honors Saturday at the
Christian Team Trail tourney with 28.33 Ibs. of bass. They also took big fish honors with an
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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Saturday turned out to be a
great day for the anglers of the
Christian Team Trail. The weather
was beautiful and the fish were
biting. Justin Schwier and Juan
Ruiz were among the 35 boats
competing for top prize. When
Schwier and Ruiz placed their
sack of fish on the scale, they
blew away the competition with
32.31 lbs. of bass. Their largest
fish weighed in at 7.80 lbs., giving
them the second big fish of the
day award.
Mac Russell and Beau Rogers
brought another large sack of fish
that weighed in at 28.33 lbs. to
earn second place in the popular
local tourney. They captured the
big fish award with an 8.19 lb.
Third place went to long-time
partners, Bill Rose and Craig
Smith for their 23.86 lbs. of fish.
Richard and Ricky Postell

Craig Smith (left) and long-time partner Bill Rose (right) cap-
tured third place at the Christian Team Trail tournament with
23.86 Ibs.

ian Team Trail tournament will
take place on Dec. 3 at Okee-
Tantie Marina. Weigh-ins will take
place at 1 p.m.

came in fourth with 19.27 lbs.
There were 350.13 lbs. of bass
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The South Fork dual meet origi-
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Wednesday, Nov. 16, has be.en
rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 17,
beginning at 7 p.m., in the Okee-
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IRCC announces
volleyball academy
The Indian River Community
College volleyball program has cre-
ated the Indian River Volleyball
Academy, a joint AAU/USA V
Juniors volleyball club. The Acade-
my will offer two levels of play; a
local developmental league for
ages 8-16, and a travel league that
will be more competitive for ages
10-18. The travel league will partici-
pate in four overnight tournaments
around the state of Florida. Come
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information sessions to be held on
Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in room
H106 of the Health Sciences build-
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room N135 of the Science building.
Both sessions will be held at the
IRCC Main Campus located at 3209
Virginia Ave. Try-outs for the Acad-
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Jacobs at 772-462-7763 or via email

Men's softball
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Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their
men's adult softball league began
on Wednesday. All games will be
played at the adult softball field
across from Yearling Middle
School. The lower division teams
will play on Mondays and Wednes-
days. Game times are 7 and 8 p.m.
each night. The upper division
teams will play on Tuesdays and
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.

OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10
The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses
throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact coach
Enrico or coach Pung at (863) 462-

Links tourney
helps junior golf
The Waldau 14th annual golf
tournament and party to benefit
junior golf will be held Saturday,
Nov. 19, at the Fairways Golf
Course at the KOA Campground
and Resort, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
Golfers will have their choice of
either an 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. shot-
gun start.
The tournament format will be
four-person scramble. Tourna-
ment fees are $40 per person and
includes golf, prizes and entry to
Waldau's Dinner and Dance Party
in the KOA Convention Center
starting at 6 p.m. Space is limited
so sign up early. Pre-payment is
required. Participation in the golf
tournament is not necessary to
attend the dinner/dance.
Dinner/dance tickets are $20 per
person and must be purchased by
Nov. 1. To attend the dance only, a.
donation of $10 per person will be
accepted at the door after 7:30
For information or to register,
contact Bridgette at (863) 467-
For more about Waldau's
Junior Golf, Inc., visit their web site
at www.floridajuniorgolf.org.

Sign-ups under way
for sports program
Registration is currently under
way for the Upward Basketball
and Cheerleading program at the
First Baptist Recreation Outreach
Center, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., and
will continue until Nov. 15.
The program is open to boys
and girls in grades one through six.
There will be equal playing
time and teams. There will be only
one hour of -practice each week
and one game on Saturday. There
are uniforms, plus post game and




Okeechobee Cty. Parks
& Rec. softball league
Wednesday, Nov. 2: Eddie
Accardi Dodge def. Paulson's
Peeps 28-20. Hurricanes def.
Shennanigans Misfits 17-16.
Thursday, Nov. 3: Brighton
Recreation def. Big Lake Hauling
14-10. Muddawgs def. Team Gee
Gonky 16-6. J&S Electronics def.
Quality Turf 18-3. Beef "O"
Brady's def. Temp Star 22-18.

post season awards for every play-
The cost of the program is $55
per player.
For information, call (863) 467-

Team Trail
classic slated
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail's
classic will take place on Nov. 19
and 20.
The tournament will be fished
out of Okee-Tantie Marina.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.

Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride, respect,
spirit and unity among the O.H.S.
players and student body, staff,
coaches, families and the business
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited to
join. Bronze membership is $300;
silver membership is $600; gold
membership is $900; and, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.




P.I.G.S. League
Oct. 21: First place-Randy
Ketcherside. Second place-Sunni
Adams. Last place-Don Heath.
Closest to pin-(2) George Guy-
dosh; (8) George Guydosh; (11)
George Guydosh and (17) Tom
Nov. 1: First place-John Nickel-
son. Second place-Ida Curtis. Last
place-Russ Adams. Closest to pin-
(2) Kenny Curran; (8) Russ
Adams; (11) no one and (17) no
Nov. 4: First place-Max Sherry.
Second place-(tie) Sunni Adams
and Kenny Curran. Last place-
Georgebauidy. Closest to pin-(2)
Bruce Syjud; (8) Vennie Malone;
(11) Russ Adams and (17) Kenny

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VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA
Medical Center should call the
County Veterans Service Officer
at (863) 763-8124 several days
ahead of time and provide
name, last four of social security
number, date and time of
appointment and whether a
wheelchair/scooter lift is need-
ed. All appointments must be
before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, offers free
pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free
and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals
for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence educa-
tion. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located
at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For
information or appointments
call (863) 763-8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family
affair, birth to eight months -
infants, eight to eighteen months
- the toddler, 18 to 36 months
- terrific twos, three year olds,
and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks
to purchase items for their baby
at the center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare-is not provided; how-
ever, infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details, call (863) 763-
8859 or (863) 697-6320.

American Red CGossS
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.

Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eli-
gible children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-
served basis while funding is
available. There is no waiting
list. Parents must: be a resident
of Okeechobee County; meet
income guidelines; and be work-
ing, going to school or a combi-
nation of both for at least 20
hours per week. For informa-
tion, call (866) 273-6340.

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center, located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. We believe all children
can benefit from receiving edu-
cational, health and social serv-
ices offered by the program. We
serve children 6 weeks to 5
years. To qualify the family must
have migrated in the past 24
months, worked in agriculture
and their primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
with disabilities to apply. For
information, call (863) 467-0702
and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page.
'El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para

ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuan-
do reciven services de educa-
cion, salud y services socials que
nustro program ofrece. Servi-
mos ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos.
Para cualificar la familiar deve de
ver salido del condado 0 estado
en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabaja-
doeen agriculture. Con el ingreso
de la familiar de trabajo de agri-
cultura. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacida-
dos aplitan. Para mas informa-
cion por :favor de llamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia



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founild in Froslprool on Iljorlh
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ago 863l635-2565
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nursing as a Certiled Nursing Asstisant. Complete the
Hospitalty Assistant course/traunng at Okeechobee
Healthcare Faahht and become a CNA mn 4 weeks. Ne\t
class begins soon. Instructor RN/expenenced teacher has
a \er\ high CNA exam passing rate Quahbed CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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

For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 or tax
resume to 863-467-7560

For experienced Cook. Call
Sandy @ Ranchers
Restaurant. (863)763-8115
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Part-Time 215.
Wanted 220
Job Information225
Job Traninig 227
Sales 230

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looking for motivated
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start Immediately. Call
Ask for Jelka
Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm

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based on
& tools. Call
Estimator, exp. lor local con-
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coaeable in commercial
work music kno now to10
read plans & oc lake-oil
Brielil pkg intl. paid noli-
days. vacations, 401k &
healli Ins. avail. DFWP.
863)467-0831 or fax re-
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needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
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Help Wanted
Salary commensurate
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Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,

Payroll experience a plus
Contact Chris Shirley

Area's Fastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RVs is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's
Experience with RV's
or in sales helpful, but
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Immediate Openings CNAs
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services-35

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relative in cozy home. Ex-
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.- Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,Video 580
CraftsSupplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 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
TelqvisionRadio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $200. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DRYER- GE, white, runs good,
$75 (863)675-0104. La
DRYER, Kenmore, Extra Large
Capacity. $75 (772)215-9168
FREEZER, upright, small, exc.
cond., 1/2 price $150 firm,
no hurricane damage,
(863)467-8720 BHR
'MICROWAVE Works good.
$10 (863)763-5120 aft. 3
stove is self cleaning & elec-
tric. $150 both or will separ-
ate. (863)673-3620
REFRIGERATOR, 2 Door w/ice
maker. STOVE, 30", Electric
w/hlack glass door. $325 for
all, will sep. (772)215-9168
& RANGE, Continuous.clean-.
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$200 will sep. 863-467-8254

STOVE- GE, 2/2 yrs old, excel-
lent condition, white, $150.
WASHER. $75.


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O r,,llt iori, $ .y
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ROOF PANELS |I8 Alumilum
u: x n io ing i. .. I .' 31i

Winowss. Aluminum. 50.52
in -1 lo'. ,uve' r, I;u iluiTi
a,,,,:,r i w ,i,' au '" 1. 3' 0
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piece, Great for pictures,
Size 0-3 mo, (6-121bs) $5.

Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's& 90's
$500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-8943ask for Tracy

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 (8763-9527

BEDROOM SET- 5 piece,
dresser w/hutch, bureau,
nightstand, head/foot board
$500 neg (863)824-8703
Cabinet, oak finish, for DVD &
VHS tapes, 19"wx39"hx31"d,
locking dbl. doors, $50.
nice, Lighted, Light wood,
$300. (239)645-3620
$1000 willsell separately.
(863)763-4248 or
DINETTE SET- 7 pc. glass top
Stable, 6 chairs, 36x60, Rat-
tan, $150. Must sell.
CHAIRS, $100.
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
condition $40.
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951
SHELVING UNIT, oak finish,
w/4 glass shelves,
31"wx16"dx6' tall, $60.
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681

new, Dark blue, $200. Will

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

SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
$435. (863)467-7838

EARNINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee

LAMPSHADES (3)- nice. $12
for all or will separate.

ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1),
chaise lounge (1) bar stools
w/ backs (4). $400 all, will
separate. (863)763-9608

SCOOTER "Action". New.
Bought as demo. Retail
$1695. Now $995.

NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
$1000. (863)634-1909
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353
Store Display Fixtures: quads,
cash register, walk in cooler
w/front display, 4 burner cof-
feemaker, microwave oven,
table w/4 chairs, air cleaner,
etc. (863)357-6525

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

BUCK GOAT for pet. 9 mos
old, $65 LaBelle area.
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.
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.

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

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

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

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

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

I~pecia- iNoti

BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609

SONY VEGA 36", 2yrs old,
paid $2200 asking $1000 Firm
ortrade for Pistols. Ft. Pierce
TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800

NR83A, asking $150
(863)675-0104. La Belle
GENERATOR Portable, 1280
watt. New in box. $250
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box ,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
$515. (863)763-0944.
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty,10". New, only used once.
$400 (772)216-5092 or

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
PoultrySupplies 860
Flowers 865

MARE AQHA, child safe.
Good for beginning barrels.
$1000 (863)675-4981

50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
good condition. $75.
Deer, 38" cut.
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.

Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -

House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

VILLA, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Unfur-
nished. $700 mo. + 1st., last
& sec. dep. No pets. Avail.
Dec. 1st. (863)763-4034
furnished. Very nice. No pets.
1st& sec. (863)634-0322

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I Public No t i

MALONE Farmhouse & barn
on 3r/4 acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees. On FL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547
New 4 Bed/2/% Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Homel
energy efficient,
Great Locationi Family
room, eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $95,000.
Waterfront, 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

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

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

Hurricane damaged 2br, 1 ba.
Lake access. Great lot. As-is.
$150K Owner is realtor


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

Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136

Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782
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

SPORTSTER 1992, Lots of
.chrome. Must see! Garage
kept. $5000. (863)467-5489
HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-7046


Automobiles 4'1005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
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
TOYOTA MR 2 1988, Red w/
T-Tops. Great motor (redone).
Nice car, good on gas. $2000
best offer. (863)447-6305
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

V8, A/C, Dependable. $1500
firm. (863)697-1223

(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 (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.

Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
$2500. 863-763-7609
FORD F100 TRUCK, '80, has
title, doesn't run, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-6708
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
FORD F250, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
FORD RANGER, '88, runs
good, $600. (863)357-2395
GMC 1500 '85, runs good,
body & interior in good
shape, $1500 neg.
(863)634-7098 aft. 5pm
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.61tr 5
speed trans, good cond.
i.950,reg. (863)447-2130

SUBURBAN '86 new tires,
rims & exhaust. Runs good.
$1500 or best offer

(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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garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
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clean un a breeze

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-45
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl60O
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

dem axle, heavy duty, $800
or best offer (863)781-0484
or (863)781-0193.

CHEVY VAN '89 Runs good
$1095 (863)673-3620
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good condition $1800.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

On September 30, 2005, in Okeechobee
County, Florida the Sheriff seized and
held one 1998 GMC Yukon, VIN No.
1GKEC13R6X1711529, Florida Tag
No. Q342NW. A complaint will be filed
in the Circuit Court in Okeechobee
County, RFlorida.
Sgt John Rhoden
Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office
(863) 763-3117
96330 ON 11/8,15/2005
2005 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE BOARD
34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISH-
95549 ON 11/8/05

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Bid No 2005- 21
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida, hereby requests sealed bids
to provide the following:
* Provide and install one (1) utility shed, approximately 14' x 30' In accordance
with the applicable building codes.
Sectangular design approximately 14' x 30' (high wall design).
SDouble doors located In front (14 portion of unit.
* Insulation for walls and roof.
SVinyl exterior walls.
*No windows.
SSmall (no access) exhaust vents located In top end wall.
25 year shingle roofing.
SPrimed and painted interior walls and floor.
*Access ramp for wheeled Items.
*Provide 2 sets of Florida certified drawings with raised seals, Including Instal-
lation design.
SDelivery and installation to be Included.
All applicable permits required.
Please provide written bid to include one (1) UTILITY SHED, delivered as specified
above including installation, in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of
the proposer and the words "SHERIFPS OFFICE UTIUI SHED", BID NO. 2005 -
21" marked clearly on the outside. Upon award of project, successful bidder will
be required to furnish: (a) Certificates of insurance coverage's with minimum
$100,000 coverage for Workers Compensation; (b) $300,000 minimum com-
mercial general liability coverage, wi "Okeechobee County listed as an addition-
al insured; (c) Copies of licenses of all contractors involved in project.
For more information contact Ton Ard, Facilities Maintenance Director at
863) 357-7007 or Oetective Sgt. Brad Stark, Sheriffs Office at (863)763-3117
The sealed bids shall be delivered to:
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
304 North West 2nd Street, Room 106
Okeechobee County, FL 34972
Deadline: Tuesday November 22, 2005 at 3pm
Bids received after thattime will be unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibilities for any expense related to preara-
tion or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to
waive errors or informalities and to accept the proposal: which, in its judgment,
best serves the County's needs.
Okeechobee County is an EOE/Orug Free Workplace.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Okeechobee Board of Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
County Commissioners
96277 ON 11/8/05

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