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Ok eec hobee N ews
Vol. 96 No. 317 Sunday, November 13, 2005 75 Plus tax
due to hurricane
eThe 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 Oktoberfest celebra-
tion to be held at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W
23rd Lane, has been can-
*The Market Place Flea
Market 3600 U.S. 441 S. has
eD & B Housewares will
reopen in the Trading Post
Flea Market on Saturday, Nov.
*Corona Jewelry in the
Trading Post Flea Market will
reopen this weekend.
*Herbal Life Distributor in
the Trading Post Flea Market
will reopen this weekend.
*Tropics Tanning Salon,
2303 S. Parrott Ave., 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.)
Area Blue Roof
The Operation Blue Roof
right of entry station at the
Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.,
will close Sunday, Nov. 13.
The Blue Roof program in
Glades County will also close
Sunday. Until then, the entry
station is located at the Volun-
teer Fire Department, 678 S.R.
78 W, in Buckhead Ridge.
After Sunday, people can
sign up for Operation Blue
Roof in other affected coun-
ties. For remaining locations
and information, call 1-888-
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Water Management District.
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County ponders tax rebate
to relocate here
By Pete Gawda
It was a long day Thursday for
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners. In addi-
tion to a number of routine
items, they discussed a tax rebate
for Royal Concrete Concepts,
heard from Okeechobee Main
Street, received a report from
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) and dis-
cussed code enforcement.
Commissioner John Abney
was re-elected as chairman with
the current first and second vice
chairs, Clif Betts and Gene
Woods, also being retaining their
Royal Concrete Concepts is
planning to relocate to Okee-
chobee County from their cur-
rent Palm Beach County location.
They have requested a 100 per-
cent ad valorem tax exemption
for 10 years.
County Attorney John Cassels
stated that a final decision on a
tax exemption cannot be made
until a report is received from the
property appraiser's office. He
and County Administrator
George Long will be working on
developing a sliding scale for a
tax exemption based on the
number of jobs created.
Farm-City Luncheon: Kiwanis recognizes Red Larson
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Louis E. "Red" Larson (left), esteemed long-time dairyman in Okeechobee, received an
honor from the Kiwanis club Thursday, Nov. 10 for his achievements in agriculture. Mr.
Larson recently won Southeast Farmer of the Year in an eight-state competition, after
having won the Florida Southeast Farmer of the Year award. In 1981, he was inducted
into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. He received a plaque and a bouquet of flow-
ers, which he quickly handed to his wife Reda (right).
Dairymen highlight luncheon
By Audrey Blackwell
Two inspiring local dairymen
and cattle ranchers touched the
hearts of farmers and city resi-
dents Thursday, Nov. 10.
The occasion was the 12th
Annual Farm-City Luncheon, co-
sponsored by the Kiwanis club
and the Ag Council, held at the
Louis E. "Red" Larson, a
Kiwanian, was recognized by
the organization for his achieve-
ments in agriculture and recent
awards with a plaque and bou-
quet of flowers.
Mr. Larson, a member of the
Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame, recently won Southeast
Farmer of the Year award in an
eight-state competition, after
having won the Florida South-
east Farmer of the Year award.
Earlier, Mr. Larson's son,
Woody, also a member of the
Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame, talked about the future of
agriculture in Okeechobee.
Since the focus of the co-spon-
sors was on youth in agriculture,
he addressed many of his com-
ments to the youth that were
Benita Whalen, director of
SFWMD's Okeechobee field
office, gave the commission a
brief overview of Governor Jeb
Bush's recently unveiled Lake
Okeechobee and Estuary Recov-
ery program. The plan has fast
track projects that include the
Nubbin Slough and Taylor Creek
stormwater treatment areas.
There are eight other areas to
the program including: revision
of the Lake Okeechobee regula-
tion schedule; setting total maxi-
mum daily loads of phosphorous
for tributaries; setting mandatory
fertilizer best management prac-
tices; revising requirements for
environmental resource permits;
alternate water storage on pub-
lic, private and tribal land; and,
innovative landed-use planning.
The program also calls for the
elimination of land application of
residuals by 2011 and continued
implementation of current pro-
See County Page 2
By Audrey Blackwell
She spoke quickly trying to
encapsulate into 20 minutes
more than seven years of medical
struggles that surrounded the
birth of three sons prematurely.
Tammy (Luna) Kenny, of
Hobe Sound and formerly of
Okeechobee, told a group of
about 20 March of Dimes spon-
sors and volunteers Wednesday,
Nov. 9, about the fear, concern
and reality of dealing with prema-
turity. The gathering was the
organization's kickoff luncheon
for the 2006 WalkAmerica
A preemie birth is the birth of
a baby of less than 37 weeks in
utero, according to the Nemburs
Foundation website. Such an
early birth puts the infant at risk
for many health conditions, and
present, including local Future
Farmers of America and 4-H
Woody Larson said that the
future of agriculture can be
affected by land values that con-
according to the March of Dimes,
12 babies die every day in the U.S.
as a result of prematurity/low
Mrs. Kenny told her story as a
living testimony to the focus of
the March of Dimes' WalkAmeri-
ca fundraising campaign that will
start March 18 next year. The
organization is raising money to
help answer why premature
births occur and how to prevent
them. She also wanted to help
other women who may be faced
with a similar situation. She said
that if more women were aware
of the risks, they would go for
more checkups with their doctor.
Mrs. Kenny said that during
her first pregnancy she did not
think she had a problem. She did
not feel anything unusual at 28
weeks of her pregnancy, except a
"I did not feel well, but was
UKeecnooee News/Auarey macKWeII
Woody Larson, local dairyman and cattle rancher, spoke in
support of youth in agriculture and looking toward the
future of agriculture at the 12th Annual Farm-City Lun-
cheon at the Okeechobee KOA on Thursday, Nov. 10. The
event was co-sponsored by Kiwanis and the Ag Council.
"My message is simple," he said, holding up a bumper
sticker representing his career field. It read: "GOT2EAT."
'tinue to rise and which "every-
body wants a piece of." He said
that agriculture will be here, but
it will change.
See Dairymen Page 2
not aware that I was in prema-
ture labor," she said.
She went into the hospital,
and with the help of prayer, she
said, her first son, T.J., was born
five weeks prematurely. He is
now 7 years old.
Shortly after T.J.'s birth, Mrs.
Kenny was diagnosed with
breast cancer and had a double
mastectomy followed by recon-
structive surgery. She said she
and her husband did not think
they wanted to have any more
children, and she wasn't sure if
the insurance would cover the
expensive medication to help
slow down contractions in case
of another premature birth.
However, she became preg-
nant with her second son, Tyler,
who was also born prematurely.
He is now 6 years old.
See Premature Page 2
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Tammy (Luna) Kenny (left), of Hobe Sound, formerly of Okee-
chobee, held up an outfit that a normal newborn baby wears
home from the hospital at the March of Dimes kickoff luncheon
Wednesday, Nov. 9. Cindy Hernandez (right), with the local
March of Dimes, held up the little shirt that one of Mrs. Kenny's
premature babies actually wore home from the hospital. The
March of Dimes is focusing on discovering and fighting the
causes of prematurity in the 2006 campaign year starting
March 18, 2006.
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World War II touched Okeechobee area
By Wanda Worth Hall
As told to MaryAnn Morris
There were blackouts in Okee-
chobee during World War II. Para-
troopers trained out in the Ever-
glades. We could tell, because the
air would be full of parachutes
when the troops were on maneu-
vers. The soldiers would have to
find their own way back to their
headquarters. Some of them found
their way to our house for a drink of
water on the way. From then on,
soldiers would give her parachutes
that were no longer useable. Mom
would make underclothes out of
them and also dye some of the
material and make dresses. Some
of those boys wrote her letters from
overseas later on.
Every Saturday night, the whole
family would go to town. It was the
highlight of our week. Mom would
grocery shop at Hunt's grocery and
then go to Raulerson's Department
S Store to buy fabric to make the
girl's school clothes. Remember
the flour sack dresses your own
What a treat Raulerson's store
was! They had a big candy display.
There were little yellow and pink
sugar candies that had a ring stuck
in the top. They only cost a few
cents, so we could get a new one
Continued From Page 1
"We have beef and dairy cat-
tle, citrus, and some crops. In the
future that probably will change
with smaller farms that will grow
something," he said.
He challenged the youth by
answering a rhetorical question
of what they should do to prepare
for a changing agriculture future.
"Figure out what you love to
do ... what you have a passion
for," he said. He explained that
when a tractor breaks down, you
wouldn't want to fix it if you didn't
love what you were doing.
Continued From Page 1
Maureen Burroughs of Okee-
chobee Main Street gave commis-
sioners an overview of her organi-
Szations work for the past quarter
as well as a financial statement of
the last quarter. The recent proj-
ects included developing mural
guidelines for the downtown
areas, striving to secure a grant to
restore the old jail, publishing a
S monthly newsletter, establishing
a farmers' market and requesting
the old train station be given to
the city/county. She also noted
that organization's membership
increased during the past year.
A good part of the afternoon
Session was devoted to discussing
S code enforcement.
Mr. Long said a code enforce-
- ment board is the least effective
way to enforce county code and
takes a lot of time. The board dis-
cussed the possibility of using a
hearing officer instead. The board
S .. also discussed ways to uniformly
enforce codes since it was gener-
ally agreed that enforcement is
currently complaint driven.
S In other action, the board:
S. *approved transfer of
$201,450 from the total amount
We watched the cattlemen
drive their cows past the house to
get down to Morgan's pasture to be
dipped for screw worms. What an
exciting day that was! Cowboys rid-
ing horses, hollering at the cattle
and cracking bull whips.
It was a quiet life, I suppose, but
I have so many good memories:
going to the soft ball games that
were played every week on the
field in front of City Hall. It was a lot
of fun sitting on the hood of the car
and rooting for your family and
friends. Almost all the young men
in the community would play.
Attending revival meetings under
the tent erected in the park across
the street from the Southland
Hotel. I remember stopping at
Swindell's Grocery at Taylor Creek
for an RC Cola.
The second thing he said the
youth should do to prepare is to
learn all they can about agricul-
ture. "Read, learn, listen; get as
much education as you need," he
Next, he advised the youth
learn how to work.
"There is a lot of work and the
work is just like having good study
skills. Get to school on time, be
organized, prepared, and have.a
good work ethic," he said.
Woody Larson ended his talk
by referencing the growth of the
community. He put a positive spin
"Okeechobee is growing. The
more people you have, the more
appropriated to the property
appraiser for this fiscal year into
the property appraiser's first quar-
ter budget for pending litigation;
*tabled a request for change
in zoning from agriculture to resi-
dential single family for property
on U.SI 441 S.E. at the request of
*approved issuance of up to
$75,000,000 for a solid waste rev-
enue bond by Miami-Dade Coun-
ty Industrial Development Author-
*authorized Habitat for
Humanity to administer $225,000
and Okeechobee Non-Profit
Housing to administer $775,000
of the $100,000 Hurricane Hous-
ing Recovery Program grant the
county has received;
approved an engineering
contract with Craig A. Smith for
N.W Second Street paving and
drainage in the amount of
*approved an engineering
contract with Craig A. Smith for a
stormwater project in Douglas
Park in the amount of $82,652;
*approved a grant agreement
for a Community Development
Block Grant to Okeechobee Utility
Authority in an amount not to
exceed $2,272,500 for the expan-
sion of the Cemetery Road waste-
water treatment plant to 1.23 mil-
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Jack Wolfe
"We used to have to dip the cattle for screw worms back in
the 1940s. We herded them all into the dipping vats."
Going to the rodeo once a year
and watching your uncles and
cousins ride the bucking broncos
and those huge mean-looking bulls
or watch to see how they would
come out in the catfish skinning
"We had big family picnics on
the Kissimmee River, feasting on
fried fish, potato salad and swamp
cabbage. If the fish weren't biting, it
would be fried turtle, squirrel, rab-
bit or whatever the men could find.
we need to feed," he said.
The Farm-City Luncheon is
held in November, usually during
Farm-City Week just prior to
Thanksgiving. The week was
started in 1955 by the national
Kiwanis organization as a means
for bringing farmers and other
agriculturists together with the
rest of the community the city or
Booths outlined dining tables
in the KOA conference room that
displayed local agricultural clubs
and organizations. These groups
included the Farm Bureau, several
4-H clubs, and various Future
Farmers of America organiza-
lion gallons a day;
*approved replacement of
windows for the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office adminis-
tration building at a total cost of
*delayed consideration of
awarding a contract for plumbing
at the Okeechobee County Jail
*approved two change orders
for the new courthouse submitted
by David Brooks Enterprises in
the amount of $36,954;
*approved proposal from
David Brooks Enterprises to pro-
vide a pedestal for the dedication
plaque at the new courthouse in
the amount of $10,934;
*approved a loan from the
Landfill Trust Fund in the amount
of $2,000,000 to be repaid in 10
years at 3.76 percent interest to be
used for the widening of Berman
*awarded a contract in the
amount of $1,760,617 to Dicker-
son Florida for the Berman Road
*decided the county would
fund the cost of storm debris col-
lection from private roads with
the provision that people in those
areas be informed that the county
would not do this again.
Then, there was Christmas tree
hunting! Every year we would go
out on the Fort Pierce Road and cut
Christmas trees for all the Thomas
families. There would be five or six
cars loaded down. Then Christmas
Eve at Grandpa and Grandma
Thomas's house and Christmas
dinner the next day. Grandma
Thomas would always bake a huge
coconut cake. What fun we all had.
Pop worked as a painter and
plasterer. He did masonry work,
Continued From Page 1
When she was in premature
labor with Tyler and went to the
hospital, a nurse told her she was
going to lose the baby.
"I left there and went to another
doctor. He said, 'you are 16 weeks
pregnant and we'll save the baby,'"
she said, adding that she was deter-
mined to have the baby.
Mrs. Kenny said she did a lot of
research on her condition and felt
equipped with knowledge that
helped her get her way with the
doctors. Sometimes a doctor
would want her to take a certain
medication or more of a medica-
tion that she felt was harmful to
her, and she would tell him she did
not want to.
"I want women to know ... you
have a voice," she said.
After taking a new medication
daily that kept the contractions
down to three per hour, Tyler was
born six weeks early. The baby had
trouble breathing, spent 10 days in
a neonatal intensive care unit and
now has severe asthma, she said.
A little while later, she became
pregnant with her third child, son
Timothy. She said she felt fortunate
that the insurance company
allowed the $8,000 per month
- that helped slow the contractions
when she went into premature
labor. She also used a contraction
monitor. Timothy was born six
weeks early and weighed 4
pounds, 11 ounces. He is now 8
After giving birth to three boys
prematurely, Mrs. Kenny looked
back on it all and said she was
"I'm a white female with insur-
ance," she said, adding that a lot of
women do not have the money or
insurance to cover expensive med-
ication to slow the labor and long
stays in the hospital.
"It upsets me," she said, relating
a story about a woman who was in
premature labor who was sent
home because she had no medical
"If there is anything I can do for
the March of Dimes, I will," she
The March of Dimes organiza-
tion exists to fight to save babies,
according to organizational litera-
laying brick and block. He built
many of the fireplaces in Okee-
chobee and the brick work on the
school house at the Brighton Reser-
In 1945 my pop and mom sold
their home and land to John Whid-
den and moved into a house that
Kenneth and Carlisle Thomas, his
father-in-law had built on Highway
70, one block west of the railroad
In August 1949, the Worth Fami-
ly moved to Sarasota. This was
after the big hurricane that took
down power poles, took off roofs
and blew out windows. After that
you had to go to the flowing well at
the elementary school for water
and you cooked in the fireplace.
After moving to Sarasota he
would often be asked to come
back and build a fireplace for
someone in Okeechobee.
The little red house burned
down, but the chimney was still
standing the last time we drove by.
The John house is still there, but
the guava trees are all gone. The
house on Highway 70 has been
torn down. But the most important
memories to me are the loving, car-
ing, kindness and respect the peo-
ple in Okeechobee had for one
Tammy (left) and Tom Kenny
(right) hold on to little Timo-
thy, 8 months, while having
their picture taken Wednes-
day, Nov. 9, during the
March of Dimes kickoff of
the 2006 WalkAmerica cam-
paign. Timothy was the third
boy born prematurely to the
couple and Mrs. Kenny said
she will do all she can to
support the March of Dimes'
effort in fighting prematurity.
The fundraising campaign
will start March 18, 2006,
with the cause of battling
Dr. Patricia Cooper, the superin-
tendent of schools in Okeechobee
County, was named honorary
chairwoman and spoke to the
She gave a scenario of a girl
who was born prematurely and the
course her life took. She said this
girl, who she fictitiously named
Susan, was developmentally
delayed in preschool. In elemen-
tary school the girl had a problem
with gross motor skills and identify-
ing sizes, shapes and colors. In first
grade, the girl was tested, found to
have a learning disability and was
The learning disability contin-
ued in middle school, and the girl
did not fit in socially. She turned to
peers who used drugs, and at age
16, the girl was addicted to cocaine
and became pregnant. She gave
birth to a child addicted to cocaine.
At age 17, Susan died of her addic-
"As a community, we can help
to not only save a life at birth, but
we can help save a life later on,"
Mrs. Cooper said.
The March of Dimes continues
signing up teams and sponsors for
the WalkAmerica event. For more
information, call (772) 562-0115.
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Letter to the Editor
Shame on Ray Judah
Shame on Ray Judah for trying
to take advantage of a natural dis-
aster to advance his own political
agenda. Everybody knows that he
is gearing up to run for another
office, hence the political grand-
standing. The truth is that South
and Central Florida have weath-
ered an unprecedented series of
hurricanes and heavy rains for the
past two years, and all that water
has taken its toll on Lake Okee-
chobee, the estuaries on both
coasts; the Everglades and mil-
lions of people in South Florida.
It is unbelievable, that in the
wake of the terrible flooding and
devastation from hurricanes Kat-
rina, Rita and Wilma, that any
public official would be so callous
as to call for more flooding of our
already flooded and damaged
farms and communities instead
of trying to fix the system.
Hundreds of our employees
lost their homes; streets and fields
were flooded; and the state's sug-
arcane crop has been substantial-
ly damaged with early sugar
industry estimates of Wilma's
impact. in the hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars with damages to
crop, facilities and critical infra-
We still have entire farms that
we can't get into because they are
under water. In a 10-day span, our
fields near Clewiston were inun-
dated with 6-12 inches of rain.
This killed thousands of acres of
newly planted cane; damaged the
harvest-ready cane; and, delayed
harvest and planting activities.
The wet, twisted and damaged
cane stalks will slow harvest activ-
ities and greatly increase the cost
of harvest, as well as lower the
quality of the raw sugar.
It will be a long, long time
before things return to 'business
as usual' in the agricultural area.
However, it is a credit to the hard
work and dedication of .our
employees that we have been
able to resume harvest and pro-
cessing activities, providing vital
jobs for our workforce.
While it has its obvious flaws,
the flood control system that we
have did protect most people and
property from the disastrous
flooding that New Orleans suf-
fered. However, the system is
what it is and until the CERP proj-
ects and the South Florida Water
Management District's accelerat-
ed projects to help Lake Okee-
chobee and the estuaries are
built, it doesn't make sense to try
to push one area's problems off
In the midst of a crisis situa-
tion, Lee County Commissioner
Ray Judah is trying to throw other
people out of the life raft just so
he can get a better seat for him-
Senior Vice President,
U.S. Sugar Corporation
Benefit barbecue is planned
The Good Spirits Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a barbe-
cue on Nov. 13 from 2 until 8 p.m. to benefit John and Connie
Stanley, who recently had their mobile home destroyed by fire.
Pork, cole slaw, potato salad, green beans and baked beans will
be served. The cost will be $5 per plate. For information, contact
the Good Spirits Lounge at (863) 763-2734.
Restaurant giving free meals to veterans
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., is offering a
free buffet dinner for all U.S. veterans and military personnel cur-
.rently on active duty. The dinner will be Monday, Nov. 14, from 5
until 9 p.m. The dinner will be dine-in only. Also, representatives will
be on hand to accept conations for disabled Americanveterans.
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.
Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties will meet Wednesday, Nov 16, at 1 p.m. at the
Indian River Community College (IRCC) main campus in Fort
Pierce. The meeting will be held in room 105 of building J. Also,
the retreat will be held at the same location immediately follow-
ing the coalition meeting.
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Looking Back ...
The Louisiana Raulerson Hospital, located on Northwest Second Avenue, was opened in 1949 and the small hospital
served the community until 1961 when the Okeechobee General Hospital was constructed on Northwest Fifth Avenue.
Today, the building that was Okeechobee's first hospital continues to serve the community as the Okeechobee Reha-
bilitation Facility. It has expanded over the years, and provides training and skills for the handicapped. Do you have any
old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107
S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests
are invited. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
This meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-'
one interested in finding who your ancestors are.is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 Until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology;
and, how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else
interested are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863)
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becom-
ing a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for
people who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or groupthat
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion. contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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:
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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beau-
ty Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them beau-
ty techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treat-
ment. R.S.V.R to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.,
at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-
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)
OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continu-
ous discounts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you
would like to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico
or coach Pung at (863) 462-5043.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry work-
ing in partnership with the community and local families in need,
is looking for volunteers to help complete construction on their
first house. Construction experience is appreciated but not
required. Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until
1 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to work on the following com-
mittees: 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 Hurri-
cane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given
a Red Cross receipt.
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced
due to Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee
may contact the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assis-
tance at (863) 763-8124. The County Veterans Service Office is
located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in the County Administration Annex. The
office is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on
Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out
books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open
Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m.; and, Sundays from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at
401 S.W Fourth St. For information, call (863) 763-2171.
DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Amer-
ican Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest is.open to public, private and parochial schools and
those who are home schooled and will start on the first day of
school. The essays have to be turried in by Dec. 1. This year's sub-
ject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More
than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary
of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World
and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and
the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine through 12.
American Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History
Medals will be presented to the contestants. The winner from
each school will receive a monetary award. For information, call
Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual
toy give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection
of toys is currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts
for children between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also
needed are turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving
and Christmas dinners. Families can be adopted by calling Big
Lake Missions at (863) 763-5725. For monetary donations, checks
should be made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach.
VNA giving flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will be giving flu shots
in their offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The shots will be given from 9
until 11 a,m. and from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There is no charge for Medicare patients. For those who do not
have Medicare, the charge will be $30.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for
participants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863)
763-2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 4134
U.S. 441 N.
Church plans patriotic service
Heavenly Trumpet Ministries will present a patriotic service in
hondr of.local veterans at His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W.28th St., on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.
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Wildlife center sponsors yard sale
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will sponsor a yard 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 dropped off at Wooley's Sheds in the Airport Industrial Park, or
by calling any of the Arnold's volunteers for pick-up. Call Ray for north-
ern 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 becoming a volunteer for Arnold's Wildlife, call Sue Arnold at (863)
Sacred Heart planning white elephant sale
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a white elephant sale on
Nov. 19 and 20. The sales will be held at the pavilion located at 901
S.W. Sixth St. in Okeechobee beginning at 8 a.m. each day. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3727.
Food drive is under way
The 21st annual Food for Families food drive is now under way in
Okeechobee County and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 19.
Raulerson Hospital is the main collection site for food. Residents
should bring their donation to the hospital's main entrance. Those
interested in participating should call ,S63) -467-7551; or, Bill Casian at
Raulerson Hospital at (863)-824-2771.
Church plans white elephant sale
St. Theresa Catholic Church will hold a white elephant sale Satur-
day, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at S.R. 78 W. and Chobee Loop in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 357-0670.
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor the United Way/Raulerson Hospi-
tal Greater Open Golf Tournament on Nov. 19 at the Okeechobee Golf
& Country Club on U.S. 441 N. Registration will be from 7 until 8 a.m.
Green and tee sponsorships are available for $100 each. Golfing fees
are $50 per person which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, coffee and
doughnuts. A lunch will be held after the tournament. All proceeds will
go'to the United Way of Okeechobee. For information, contact Bill
Casian at Raulerson Hospital, (863) 824-2702.
IRCC to expand Okeechobee campus
The program on the expansion of Indian River Community Col-
lege's (IRCC) Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., has been
rescheduled for Nov. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m.
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
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President Bush gives Bear Medal of Freedom
By Daniel Shube
Special to Okeechobee News
Jack Nicklaus, widely consid-
ered the greatest golfer in history,
one of the world's leading golf
course designers and a good-will
ambassador for the game and
numerous charities, was among
the recipients presented with the
Presidential Medal of Freedom, the
nation's highest civil award last
Established by Executive Order
11085 in 1963, the Medal may be
awarded by the President "to any
person who has made an especial-
ly meritorious contribution to (1)
the security or national interests of
the United States, or (2) world
peace, or (3) cultural or other sig-
nificant public or private endeav-
ors." President George W. Bush
presented the honor to the recipi-
ents at a White House ceremony.
"This is truly a significant and
humbling honor," Nicklaus said
prior to the presentation. "To be
included in the company of those
who have been honored in the past
and will be honored this year is
something very special and greatly
The recognition by the Presi-
dent puts an exclamation point on
a remarkable and memorable year
for the Golden Bear. He competed
in his final British Open and likely
his final Masters Tournament. In
September, he led the U.S. team to
a thrilling victory in The Presidents
Jack and his wife Barbara
remain passionately active in chil-
dren's charities, most notably the
Nicklaus Children's Health Care
Foundation and Nicklaus Chil-
dren's Hospital. They have also
contributed to numerous junior
golf programs and growth-of-the
game initiatives, such as The First
Tee. Two days following his Presi-
dents Cup victory, the Golden Bear
received the Humanitarian Award
from the Buoniconti Fund and the
Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Recently, he was named the "Most
Powerful in Golf" by Golf Inc. mag-
azine for the second year in a row,
and in a GolfWorld UK reader sur-
vey, Jack was the overwhelming
choice for the greatest golfer in his-
tory and the person who most
influenced the game of golf over his
Nicklaus joined 13 other recipi-
ents to receive the award the White
House considers the civilian ver-
sion of the Congressional Medal of
Honor. President Truman estab-
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1963, President John F. Kennedy
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for distinguished civilian service in
peacetime. Recipients are chosen
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Muhammad Ali: Considered
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time. He was the first three-time
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Medallist for the United States at the
1960 Olympic Games.
Carol Burnett: One of Ameri-
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on Broadway in 1959 and starred
for more than a decade on The
Carol Burnett Show. Ms. Burnett
won a special place in the hearts of
people across America through her
combination of creativity, humor,
Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn:
They designed the software code
that is used to transmit data over
the Internet. Dr. Cerf and Dr. Kahn
have been at the forefront of a digi-
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global commerce, communica-
tion, and entertainment.
Robert Conquest: A historian
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foreign policy. More than 35 years
after its publication, his landmark
book, The Great Terror: Stalin's
Purge of the Thirties, remains one
of the most influential studies of
Soviet history and has been trans-
lated into more than 20 languages.
Aretha Franklin: Pioneering
singer who has brought joy to mil-
lions with her music. She has near-
ly two dozen number-one singles
and has won numerous
awards. Ms. Franklin was the first
by Daniel Shube
woman to be inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Alan Greenspan: He has
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the Federal Reserve for the last 18
years. Mr. Greenspan has been an
extraordinary leader who has
made great contributions to Ameri-
ca's economic growth and pros-
Andy Griffith: An American
icon of the stage, cinema, and tele-
vision. He first achieved national
acclaim in the 1950s for his stand-
up comedy routines, and he went
on to star in television shows such
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pion for veterans during his 30
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which has helped make education
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Farm-City Week is Livestock Report
-- ~A AA
destruction caused by Hurricane
Wilma has brought into sharp
focus the interdependence of
farmers, consumers and all those
whose efforts make Florida's
agricultural system work. In light
of this, Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
says this year's observance of
Farm-City Week, Nov. 18-24, will
be especially meaningful.
"Every year, Farm-City Week
reminds us all rural and urban
residents alike that we live and
work together in the same envi-
ronment and depend on each
other," Bronson said. "In good
times, that interdependence goes
almost unnoticed by many. But,
Following a disaster when normal
daily life is drastically disrupted,
we're each reminded just how
much we truly value the contri-
butions of others."
Fall is normally a time of opti-
mism for Florida farmers as they
prepare to harvest their winter
crops to feed the nation. Florida
provides 80 percent of the fresh
vegetables grown in the United
States during January, February
and March of each year.
"Hurricane Wilma destroyed
many of Florida's premier winter
crops in the fields and damaged
much of South Florida's agricul-
tural infrastructure," Bronson
said. "As a result, many Florida
farmers will miss out on this cru-
cial winter market and some
may not survive this economic
blow. In addition, consumers
may find some Florida fruits and
vegetables in limited supply."
Bronson said Florida's farmers
are once again demonstrating
their resiliency in the wake of dis-
aster as they proceed with
rebuilding and replanting.
"Our state's farmers are work-
ing hard to get back on their feet
after this devastating blow,"
Bronson-said. "Soon, grocery
shelves will once again feature
the many Florida products that
consumers depend on."
Farm-City Week started by
the National Farm-City Council
and promoted nationally by the
American Farm Bureau is
observed the seven days leading
up to and including Thanksgiv-
ing. Under the theme "Partners in
Progress," Farm-City Week
salutes all those who work as part
of the complex network that,
brings food from the field to the
table. These "Partners in
Progress" include farmers and
ranchers, researchers, proces-
sors, brokers, truckers and ship-
pers, advertisers, wholesalers
and retailers. This network results
in numerous benefits to society
by providing an abundance and
variety of food as well as products
used to make clothing, housing,
medicines, and countless other
items used daily.
TALLAHASSEE, FL The
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services,
Division of Forestry announces
that it will hold a sign-up for
enrollment in the Forest Land
Recovery Program (FLRP) from
Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.
This program, authorized
under the 2005 Military Con-
struction Appropriations and
Emergency Hurricane Supple-
mental Appropriations Act, is
available to non-industrial pri-
vate forest landowners on a 75-
25 cost share.basis. Eligible prac-
tices include, but are not limited
to: site preparation, tree plant-
ing, and debris removal activi-
ties. Landowners who own at
least 10 acres but no more that
5,000 acres of land in Florida and
who have a practice plan will be
eligible to receive funding assis-
tance under FLRP. A maximum
of $25,000 will be available for
each qualifying landowner as
reimbursement for incurred
expenses for approved practices.
A total of $6,000,000.00 will be
available to forest landowners
Almost half of the state's 14
million acres of forestland is
owned by private non-industrial
forest landowners. After the hur-
ricane season of 2004, many of
these landowners are in need of
financial assistance to help
restore their forestlands.
Landowners can obtain
application forms from their
local Division of Forestry office
and from other cooperating
agencies. The Division of
Forestry's foresters will provide
technical assistance to landown-
ers and will be the local contact
person for participating,
landowners. For more informa-
tion, contact Randy Hill, Conser-
vation Programs Manager, in Tal-
lahassee at (850) 414-9907, your
local County Forester, or visit
"The key is the interdepend-
ence among those who produce
the products, those who con-
sume the products, and all those
in the production and marketing
chain between the producer and
consumer," said Carl Loop, presi-
dent of the Florida Farm Bureau
Federation. "These vital farm-city
partnerships with rural and
urban communities working
together have made the most
of our rich agricultural resources,
and they continue to contribute
to our health and well being and
to the strength of our economy."
Florida's 44,000 commercial
farmers grow more than 280 dif-
ferent crops. Year round, Florida
ranks No. 2 nationally in the U.S.
production of fresh
vegetables. Florida agriculture
has an estimated overall econom-
ic impact of more than $62 billion
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al interest agricultural association
with more than 151,000 member
families statewide and Farm
Bureaus in 62 counties. Head-
quartered in Gainesville, the fed-
eration is an independent, non
profit agricultural organization.
Nov. 7 and 8, 2005
71 110 Prices fairly steady on good
20 39 quality calves. Plainer cattle were
cheaper maybe $2-$3. Some real
103 good 500# steers still bringing
25 $1.10-$1.15, 600# Steers up to
1621 2778 $1.05. Slaughter cows and bulls
$1-$2 lower. Numbers were up
Steers Heifers and we hope that will stay up for
awhile. Top cow price this week
162-165 150-165 belongs to H.W. Rucks, Okee with
150-170 132-149 a high of $47.00. Kevin Miller, of
Lorida had the top calf price with
136-160 123-134 a high of $2.60. Closed Nov. 21
126-138 115-125 through Dec. 25. NFL/S Market
118-128 109-119 Lemmon Angus Bull Sale Fri. Dec.
108-120 104-112 2. Free trucking to OLM.
105-107 See ya next week
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Flu season runs from October
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February. Each year, between
five percent and twenty percent
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36,000 flu-related deaths and
200,000 flu-related hospitaliza-
tions. If more Americans get
their flu shots, the more those
numbers will go down.
The "Drive-Thru Flu Immu-
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the Okeechobee County Health
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N.W. Ninth Ave., in the North
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and Tuesday, Nov. 22. The hours
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The cost of the vaccination is
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Employment Opportunities at
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Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Palmdale, FL 33857
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knowledge of Percentage of
would be a plus. Salary
Fax resume to 954-969-4937
or email to bqcpas(aol.com
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Skilled work in Maint. &
Repair of Water
Reclamation fadlity equip.,
sewage lift station & force
mains. FL "B" CDL diver's
lic. req'd. 2 yrs. exp. with
wastewater equip, a must
$14.03- $21.15/hr. Apply by
Nov. 22nd on line at
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
needed. Pay to com-
mensurate w/exp. Call
Apply in person Wed.-Fri.
Work begins immediately!
Okeechobee Discount Drugs
203 SW Park St,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
PLASTERS & LABORERS
Must have experience &
FT/PT. Class D Sec. Lic.
Dental, Health, 401 K. Call
863-983-7276 or e-mail
roup om EOE
SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
*Tow truck driver
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-
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
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mm 184 FL. Turnpike
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
Skips BBQ is now opening for
breakfast and hiring a:
Manager, Cook, Prep Cook &
more! Experience preferable.
Apply in person
104 SE 6th St
between 10:30am& 2pm
TITLE INSURANCE CLOSER
Full Time position avail. Please
fax resume to 863-824-0802.
Top pay to the right person.
Benefits. Please call
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
FT, Experienced with. HIV/AIDS
and knowledge of community
resources helpful. Bilingual
pref. Must have valid FL driv-
er's lic. and good driving
record. Apply at FL Community
Health Centers, Inc., 15858
S.W. Warfield Blvd., Indian-
town, or fax resume to
PATIENT ACCT. REP
F/T, Computer exp.
and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to
apply at FL Commu-
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1100 N. ParrottAve.
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Needed Part Time.
Part Time, 5 Days per week.
Call (863)467-6377 .
P/T Motel Housekeeper.
Weekends a must. Only re-
liable, honest, energetic need
RETIRED LOCAL LPN,
Available for private duty.
Cooking, laundry & light
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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area, use caution.
Child Care Needed 4 10O
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
417 W.S. Park
(4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/ cov-
ers. $80 (863)763-0266
WINTER OUTFITS- Boys 3
piece, Great for pictures,
Size 0-3 mo, (6-121bs) $5.
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's & 90's
$500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-8943ask for Tracy
RECORD COLLECTION Vinyl.
Eclectic selection. 100+
Something for everyone $100
for all (863)763-5792
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Coins. Stamps 570
Computer. Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Drapes, L;nens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health 8 Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
DRYER- GE, white, runs good,
$75 (863)675-0104. La
DRYER, Kenmore, Extra Large
Capacity. $75 (772)215-9168
FREEZER, Kenmore, 19 cu.
ft., with key, vertical, al-
mond, $80. (863)946-0194
MICROWAVE Works good.
$10 (863)763-5120 aft. 3
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
stove is self cleaning & elec-
tric.. $150 both or will separ-
white, side by side, water &
ice dispenser. Excellent condi-
tion $375 (863)763-5792
REFRIGERATOR, 2 Door w/ice
maker. STOVE, 30", Electric
w/black glass door. $325 for
all, will sep. (772)215-9168
REFRIGERATOR, for small
patio; $20. (863)467-2011
REFRIGERATOR, Side by Side.
& RANGE, Continuous clean-
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$200 will sep. 863-467-8254
UPRIGHT FREEZER, Kenmore,
'02, 11.7 cu. ft.., excellent
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
SHED-8x 10, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must see!! $1295
CERAMIC TILE, 190 sq. ft.,
light beige, 16 1/4"x16 1/4",
w/ 3 bags of mortar & grout,
$325 neg. (863)467-9443
ROOF PANELS (8), Aluminum,
used, 8 ft. long. $30 takes all.
Windows, Aluminum, 50x52
in. w/3 louvers, (2) alum.
doors w/windows, $230.
VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES
Police Pedal Car
Calling all cars, calling all
cars-be on the lookout for
this do-it-yourself pedal-
powered police cruiser.
Designed for kids aged four
to seven, the project features
a working steering mecha-
nism, smooth pedal power
and a realistic black-and-
white paint job, complete
with light bar. It measures 42
in. long by 24 in. wide.
Police Pedal Car plan
(No. 895)... $9.95
Pedal Cars Package
3 plans incl. 895
(No. C143)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
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COMPUTER running Win-
dows XP & Microsoft 2003.
17" monitor. Complete sys-
tem. $250 (863)763-2034
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
GATEWAY includes desk &
printer. Runs Windows XP.
$300 or best offer
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.
CHINA CABINET- Large, Very
nice, Lighted, Light wood,
CRAFTMATIC BEDS, (2),
$1000 will sell separately.
DINING ROOM TABLE & 5
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
END TABLES- 2, Formica Step
Down, Good condition $20
Little Tykes Fire Engine Tod-
dler Bed, w/mattress, exc.
cond., $150. (863)634-9373
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951
STEREO CABINET light
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
WINGBACK CHAIRS- 2, Like
new, Dark blue, $200. Will
BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
GOLF CLUBS- Smith with bag
$200. or best offer.
SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
SMITH & WESSON 38 cal. SS,
Model 64, $300
SMITH & WESSON SS SEMI
AUTO, 22 cal. model 2206,
WINCHESTER- Model 12 ,12
Gauge, Scoped, Excellent
WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
clined, flat & declined bench
w/squat rack & lat tower
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
1 00yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee
LAMPSHADES (3)- nice. $12
for all or will separate.
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
$400 (772)216-5092 or
AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
VCR, Sharp, 2 yrs. old, like
new, w/32 factory pre-re-
corded tapes & 2 new blank
tapes, $80. (772)461-8822
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
PATIO FURNITURE PVC, 11
pieces, great cond. 1 yr old.
Pd. $1300, sell for $500.
ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1),
chaise lounge (1) bar stools
w/ backs (4). $400 all, will
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
SCOOTER "Action". New.
Bought as demo. Retail
$1695. Now $995.
SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modem. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $450 neg 863-634-9620
NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
Power Pole, w/150 amp ser-
vice, $100. (863)634-9373
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, whole
house. 2 yrs. old, pd $1257,
sell for $400. (863)467-1860
DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
GUITARS (2) 1 black Austin
6 string. 1 Secova 6 string
Spanish style. $225 for both
or will sep. (863)467-1910
AQUARIUM 20 gallon, wood-
en stand, complete set up. $65
or best offer (863)357-3639
BUCK GOAT for pet. 9 mos
old, $65 LaBelle area.
CHOCOLATE LAB 31/2 yrs
old, neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
$275 neg. (863)824-0703
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
YELLOW LAB Female, good
hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
needs good home w/ room to
run $100 (863)467-0631
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
How fast can your car
: o? -It 'can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classifleds..
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su-
per Tuner III, multi color dis-
play, retails $300, sell $200
(863)357-0448. Iv. message.
COUNTRY CASSETTES 100 -
w/ Sony Cassette play/record-
er $35 (863)697-2033
SONY VEGA 36" 2yrs old,
paid $2200 asking $1000,Firm
ortrade forPistols. Ft. Pierce
BUSCH TICKETS-(4) Home-
stead, 11/19/05, Sect 212
Row 17, $160 for all will
ATV RAMPS- Only used 2
times. $200 or best of-
FRAME BAR NAILER- Hitachi
NR83A, asking $150
(863)675-0104. La Belle
GENERATOR Portable, 1280
watt. New in box. $250
GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for- $1200
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
FOR SALE (863)983-4436
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed:Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $850 or best offer.
HORSE- Palomino gelding
10yr old, 15.2 hands $1500.
MARE AQHA, child safe.
Good for beginning barrels.
GRAVELY PROMASTER 100 -
50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
RIDING MOWER Saber/John
Deer, 38" cut.
RIDING MOWER- Mastercut
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
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
VILLA, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Unfur-
& sec. dep. No pets. Avail.
Dec. 1st. (863)763-4034
Shop here first!
The classified ads
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2ba.
$900 mo. + 1st & last months
rent & $500 sec. dep. PIs. call
for more info. (863)634-2121
OKEE- 3br, 1ba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area. Near
Blue Heron. No pets $1200.
mo. + 1st, last, $500. sec
dep to move in
OKEE, Female preferred, 3br,
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit.
priv. Must like dogs. $425
incl util. (863)467-6251
OKEECHOBEE- male wants fe-
male roommate, $350/mo,
3br, 2ba, full house, all util
ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
mo., util. incl., full house privi-
OKEECHOBEE- 1 br, 1 ba
house, stove, refrig, W/D,
open porch, dock, fish clean-
ing station, $850/mo + elec,
1st & sec dep.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent ?015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
MALONE Farmhouse & barn
on 31 acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees. On FL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547
OKEE, Taylor Creek, 3br, 2ba
DWMH w/attached Gar. &
Lanai, Pool & Dock, Many
extras. 379K (863)763-6701
PERFECT PRIVATE SETTING!
4br 2ba On 5 wooded acres
w/lake. 4 r.,, ulwir, y jI:r.ji,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
Unique, 3BR/2BA dbl. wide
split plan, plus multi purpose
room, separate shop & car-
port located at Zachary Tay-
lor Resort, direct access to
Taylor Creek and the Big
Lake, plus perpetual mainte-
nance & membership in re-
sort. Exceptional offering,
exc. cond., $137,500, furni-
ture optional, Owner
creek, Dev. Potential,
255 a/c Hardee Co.,
125 a/c Hills Co.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor.
FULL ACRE (1) fenced,
cleared, mature oaks, Dixie
863-763-8465 or 634-4557
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -320ac
w/2400'plus SR78 Hwy
frontage. Across from full
service marina & retail
center. Improved pasture &
Great investment potential at
$9 million Drew Drake & Co.
RE Broker (239)433-0433
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.
LARGE LOT: Located on
SE 28th St., Seawall/Boat slip.
Serious Inquires only.
Riding Trails & Fishing Lake
5-20 acre lot
Lake Front Available
HOMERVILLE, GEORGIA 3br,
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.
For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 55+ park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
MOBILE HOME 2 Bdrm.
Fenced yard. Front porch.
Close to town. $700 mo.
OKEECHOBEE, 1br, full ba,
34', $475 mo. + 1st & Sec.
dep. Includes City water &
electric. Adult Park. Seasonal
$700., 3 mo. min.
For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 50+ park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
OKEE-2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $30K
(863)763-6115 Pam or John
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Hurricane damaged 2br, 1 ba.
Lake access. Great lot. As-is.
$150K Owner is realtor
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035
BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski $2500
HOUSEBOAT '02- 33'x 12'
With A/C, all appliances
NORTH AMERICAN- 22', 454
Crusader inboard, Warranty,
Show room new, Kept inside
PADDLE BOAT- 4 man Binimi-
ni top + extras, $200.'
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trir like new, $6500.
Stenciling for Beginners
Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur-
face, and you don't have to be an artist to have fun
and make quality stencil prints. All you need is a
full-color, 27-page guidebook, "Stenciling Made
Easy For Beginners." The book features all of the
information you need to get started, plus step-by-step
instructions for nine projects. You'll learn tech-
niques such as swirling, pouncing and shading, what
types of paints and brushes to use, how to cut your
own stencils plus much more.
The projects include a French flower bucket, a
wooden planter (pictured above), a canvas vest,
designs for stenciling on walls, a tablecloth and nap-
kins plus four others.
Stenciling Made Easy for Beginners guidebook
(No. P9280). $8.95
How to Stencil If You Think You Can't guidebook
(No. HP2015). .. $5.95
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TRI HAUL- 14', 40hp Mariner,
Trailer, Live well, Fish finder,
Trolling motor $1695.
I. 3 I I
CAMPER FULLY FURN. Adult
Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782
GOLF STREAM MOTOR HOME
1989, 30 Ft., 454, Runs good.
New tires. $6995. Firm.
(863)467-5722 Lv. message.
HONDA MOTOR 2001, 0/B, 4
Stroke, 50hp, long shaft. Mod-
el # DF50A1LRTA. Good con-
dition. $3500. (828)524-2619
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200
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-
GO CART: Yerfdog, 2 seater
w/roll bar. $550 firm.
YAMAHA RAPTER- '04, 660R,
Excellent condition. $3300 or
best offer $24.
(863)357-1382 after 4pm
AIRSTREAM TRAILER- 34',
'1985, Self contained, Good
MALLARD 13'- '02, 13' Slide
out, Air & heat, Sleeps 7
$15,000 or best offer
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars -(43(
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 41145
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
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
The Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 13,2005 10
PLYMOUTH NEON '97 2
door, white, new tires, 91K mi,
5spd. Great on gas. $1200
(863)214-1286 after 5pm
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
SI P bi"o i Ie
FORD BRONCO- '81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel,
4spd, flatbed. Runs good.
$2500 or best offer
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
CHEVY WORK TRUCK 1990,
V8, A/C, Dependable. $1500
DODGE MAG WHEELS
3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
FORD ENGINE, 329 & C6
Transmission. $400. or will
FIBERGLASS TOPPER White,
fits Dodge Dakota truck,
good cond. $600
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
LEER TRUCK CAP- for full size
short bed, alum, sliding win-
MERCURY PARTS older mo-
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738
TIRES- 4, 31 1050 15" LT,
50% tread. $150
TIRES (6) Good Year, Wran-
gler HT 235x85R16. Load
range E. Like new. $600 for
all, will sep. (239)898-1916
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
TRANSMISSION- Turbo, 700,
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.
TRUCK TOOL BOX, $50.
ALUMINUM TOOL BOXES- 2,
For small truck, Good condi-
tion $120. will separate
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze
CAMPER TOPPER- For small
bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
dition. Orig. $1370. Asking
CHEVY DUALLY '84 Quad
cab, runs good $2200 or best
CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305,
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, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
FORD F150 '87- 4x4, single
cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,-
4 spd, $2500
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
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
GMC JIMMY '88, Black. Wilma
took out rear side window.
Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.61tr 5
speed trans, good cond.
TOYOTA 1/ Ton Pick Up 1995,
Xtracab, Reliable. Clean. 20
mpg. $3995. Firm.
863-467-5722 Lv. message.
SUBURBAN '86 new tires,
rims & exhaust. Runs good.
$1500 or best offer
ENCLOSED TRAILER- Small,
Good condition. $700
NEW UTILITY TRAILER-
12'x6', Heavy duty, New
tires, $950. (863)467-2267
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 2005 CA 216
MARIANO F CORONA
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LARRY DILLON, Individual and MARY
LQU DILLON, individually, and any
UNKNOWN HEIRS, et al
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: All unknown heirs, creditors, devi-
sees or other persons claiming interest
by, through, under or against Larry Oil-
Ion and Mary Lou Oillon, Deceased,
and if dead to their Personal Represen-
tative or Beneficiary(les) and all parties
having or claiming to have any right, ti-
tle or interest in the property herein de-
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
You are hereby notified that an action for
quiet title on the following described
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South
1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 21, Sec-
tion 29, Township 34 South, Range 33
Rast, according to the Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4 at Pages 3A- ,
inclusive of the Okeechobee County
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Maria I.
Landa-Posada, Landa-Posada & Mar-
nett, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1313 Ponce De Leon Blvd.,
Suite 301, Coral Gables, Florida
33134, on or before December 6,
2005, a date which is thirty 30) days
after the first publication of this Notice
in the Okeechobee News and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 4th day of November, 2005.
As Clerk of the Court
By: As Deputy Clerk
96108 ON 11/6,13/05
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION AND
CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at
7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Residential Single Family (RSF) to the proposed
classification of Residertial Gen eral ) and to consid a Special Exception to
allow a child or day care center in a Residential General (RG) zoning district. The
property owner and appl cant is Tammie Henderson. The property is located at
645 NW 22nd Lane and s more particularly described as follows:
Lot 23 and East 1/2 of Lot 22, Block 4, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 21, Public Records of Okeechobee
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the heanngs
shall be continued to Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, December 15,
2005 at 9:00 am in the CountyCommission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Boare
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #R-2005-0619 and S-2005-0630
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Drive through flu shot clinic available
The Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth
Ave., will hold a drive through flu immunization clinic in the depart-
ment's north parking lot on Thursday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Nov. 22,
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost of the vaccination is $25 and
Medicare will be accepted. Any adult over the age of 18 is eligible.
Patients will receive a consent form and information sheet when they
pull up. After signing, they will roll down their car window and.receive
the vaccination. For information, call the health department at (863)
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
meett 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.
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 served.
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.
Antiquity photo shoot rescheduled
Martha's House has rescheduled its antiquity photo sessions for
children to Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19. There will be a $10
sitting fee per family. Families will receive a free 8x10 photograph. For
information or to schedule a sitting, call Martha's House at (863) 763-
Church hosts gospel group Allegiance
The Southern gospel trio Allegiance will be in concert at His House
Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St., on Saturday,
Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
My Aunt's House starts toy drive
My Aunt's House, Inc. The Closet, a non-profit organization, needs
the community's help. Please bring an unwrapped toy to the open
house at Cottage One-Eleven, 111 N.E. Second St., on Friday, Nov. 18,
from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. The open house is being sponsored by: Brid-
gette Waldau--Graphic Design; Destiny Reef Enterprises; Okeechobee
Main Street, Inc.; and My Aunt's House, Inc. Toys donated will be dis-
tiibuted by My Aunt's House, Inc. The Closet to the under privileged
children of Okeechobee during their Christmas 2005 campaign. For
information, call (863) 634-2306 or (863) 763-3437.
Main Street plans open house
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will be holding its open house on
Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.'The
office at 111 N.E. Second St. has just recently been renovated.
Chamber to host chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold a bar-
beque chicken dinner on Friday, Nov. 18, in Flagler Park from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m. Curb side pick up will be available for ticket hold-
ers, and deliveries will also be available. Tickets are available at:
Rustic Ranch Furniture, 123 S.W. Park St.; the Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; or, any Chamber of Commerce board
member. 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
Okeechobee Church of The Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28 St. For informa-
tion, 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 1 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse's Building, 208
S.E. Park StiPet. The training program is sponsored by the Healthy
Start Coalition. The training is free but you must register. Call
(863)462-5877 for information or to register.
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on the move
Florida manatees are on the
move, seeking \arm water sites to
spend the winter. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) appealed to
boaters to be especially cautious to
look out for manatees and be alert
to changing speed zones.
Manatees generally start travel-
ing to warm water when the air
temperature drops below 50
degrees or when the water temper-
ature dips to 68 degrees. The FVC
changes seasonal speed zone signs
on man. waterways to accommo-
date manatee migration.
The FWC said boaters should
scan the water near, and in front of,
tfeir vessels for swirls resembling
large footprints, a repetitive line of
half-moon swirls, a mud trail or
manatee snouts or tails breaking
Kipp Frohlich, leader of VFC's
Imperiled Species Management
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* Obey posted boat speed zones,
* Using poles, paddles or trolling
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* Having someone aboard to scan
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while their vessels are under way.
"If you think you see a manatee,
give it plenty of room, because it
may not be alone. It may have a calf
or be traveling with other mana-
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