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Vol. 96 No. 318 Monday, November 14, 2005 50N Plus tax

At a Glance

Events changed
due to hurricane
The Waldau 14th annual
golf tournament and party
slated for Nov. 4 has been
changed to Saturday, Nov. 19,
at the Fairways Golf Course at
the KOA Campground and
Resort, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
The Dinner and Dance
Party will be held in the KOA
Convention Center starting at
6 p.m.
The Oktoberfest celebra-
tion to be held at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W.
23rd Lane, has been can-
Reopened Businesses
The Market Place Flea
Market 3600 U.S. 441 S. has
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
stations closing
The Operation Blue Roof
right of entry station at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., closed
Nov. 13.
The Blue Roof program in
Glades County also closed Sun-
Starting Monday, people can
sign up for Operation Blue Roof
in other affected counties. For
remaining locations and infor-
mation, call 1-888-ROOF-BLU.
Road closure
begins Nov. 28
Beginning Nov. 28, Wolff
Road just west of S.W Seventh
Avenue will be closed for
about five weeks due to instal-
lation of a new culvert.
Parents taking students to
South Elementary School or
New Endeavor High School
can use either S.W. 28th Street
or SW. Seventh Avenue.
Parents taking.students to
Osceola Middle School will
have to use S.W 24th Avenue
or Eagle Bay Road to reach
S.W. 28th Street.

Drought Index
Current: 175.
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

17.03 feet

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

Classifieds ..... .9, 10
Comics ...........7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ..........9
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out .........4
Sports .............6
TV .............. 10
Weather ........... .2
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Building dedication: UF honors Red Larson

Courtesy Photo/University of Florida
As a result of a $1.5 million gift made by the four children of Louis E. 'Red' Larson to the
University of Florida Gainesville, university leaders named a building in Mr. Larson's
honor. UF's dairy science building is now known as the L:E. "Red" Larson Dairy Science

Dairyman honored by endowment

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
There is perhaps no greater
show of love by a child than to
memorialize apparent.
Such is the case of the four
Red Larson children who
recently recognized their dad's
longtime leadership in Florida's
dairy industry through the estab-
lishment of three endowments
totaling $1.5 million at the Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The $1.5 million gift was
announced Nov. 5 at the College
of Agricultural and Life Sciences'
annual "Tail Gator" rally that
preceded the Florida-Vanderbilt
football game in Gainesville.
As a result of the gift, univer-
sity leaders were prompted to
name a building in Mr. Larson's
honor, according to a UF press
release. UF's dairy science build-
ing is now known as the L.E.
"Red" Larson Dairy Science
"They took me completely
by surprise," Mr. Larson, react-

ing to his children's gift.
A breakdown of the $1.5 mil-
lion gift revealed that a $300,000
gift will create an endowment to
support teaching, research and
extension programs, and a
$200,000 gift will create an
endowment to support UF's
statewide 4-H Youth Develop-
ment Program.
A $1 million gift will create an
endowment to provide support
for the Faculty Challenge Initia-
tive, which will provide support
for faculty and students in the
animal sciences department.
In announcing the endow-
ments and building dedication,
Jimmy Cheek, UF senior vice
president for agriculture and
natural resources, thanked the
Larson family for the generous
gift, according to the news
Mr. Cheek told the audience
that Mr. Larson's four children -
Woody, Barbara Stuart, Kathy
Cooley, and John were honor-
ing their father's lifetime
achievement in dairy farming
and that the gift was the largest

ever received by the Dairy Sci-
ence Department.
Mr. Cheek listed a few of Mr.
Larson's accomplishments,
including having served as presi-
dent of the National Milk Pro-
ducers Federation, working with
two U.S. presidents on agricul-
tural issues, and being elected to
the Florida Agriculture Hall of
He said that Mr. Larson has
given of his time with the univer-
sity, having worked with the UF
President's Council of Advisors,
the Share Council, the Florida
Agriculture Council, and the
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Science. In addition, Mr. Larson
was named Alumni of Distinc-
tion in UF's College of Agricul-
tural and Life Sciences, and was
named Dairyman of the Centu-
Mr. Red Larson is owner and
president of Larson Dairy Inc.
He has been a dairy farmer for
more than 57 years. His farm

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Murals on

city planning

agency agenda

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
City planners have been
studying issues surrounding
murals and their regulation for
the past several weeks. The topic
is back on the Nov. 15 agenda for
the Okeechobee Land Planning
Agency after having been tabled
Oct. 25 for further review. The
meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at
city hall.
The issue came to the fore-
front when Main Street of Okee-
chobee asked for permission to
start a murals program that
would allow local artists to paint
historical murals on the side of

some buildings in the city to
reflect the city's cultural heritage.
The city's land development
regulations do not contain rules
for murals in the Sign Regula-
tions for commercial and indus-
trial zoning districts, and at the
Oct. 25 meeting, City Attorney
John Cook told the planning
agency he would like to address
murals more specifically in the
city code. He suggested that
requiring a permit could be a
way to govern murals. He also
recommended that a proposed
ordinance only apply to new
Jim LaRue, the city's planning
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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
At the auction
The Shrine Club was filled on Friday, Nov. 11, when
items from the Hamrick estate were sold at auction. Pro-
ceeds from the sale will go to Hospice of Okeechobee.
Due to a transportation problem, not all of the estate
items made it to Friday's auction. Some furniture from
the estate will be sold at a section auction on Friday,
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News Briefs COE supports request for review of dike

Agri-Civic Center
committee to meet
chobee County Agri-Civic Center
Advisory committee will meet
Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the
county administration annex
meeting room, 456 U.S. 98 N.
Any person deciding to appeal
any decision made by the com-
mittee with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting will
need a record of the proceedings,
and that for such purpose he/she
may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which appeal is to be based.

Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and coun-
ty can pay their property taxes at
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector's Office in the Alderman
Building, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 4 percent on payments
made Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent
on payments made Dec. 1 Dec.
31; 2 percent on payment made
Jan. 1, 2006 Jan. 31, 2006;1 per-
cent on payments made Feb. 1,
2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and, net if
paid in March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-

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

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-
rott Ave.
The price of the book is $35
per copy through Dec. 31. After
that date, the per copy price will
be $40.
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
(863) 763-6226.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 21
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the
delegation's next meeting has
been changed to Monday, Nov.
The group was originally slat-
ed to meet Nov. 2.
The panel will meet from 1:30
until 4 p.m. in the chambers of
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

Jacksonville -The command-
er of the U.S. ArmY Corps of Engi-
neers, Jacksonville District said
that he welcomes an independent
review of the conditions of Her-
bert Hoover Dike at Lake Okee-
chobee, as suggested by state offi-
cials. "Herbert Hoover Dike has
successfully protected the lives
and property of the lake's sur-
rounding communities for over
65 years,"said Col. Robert M. Car-
penter. "We hold public safety as
our highest priority. Through our
rigorous monitoring program and
our upcoming major rehabilita-
tion project, the dike's strength
and ability to continue protecting


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regional groups,, but there is a
growing sense that the talking is
not very directed giving Wash-
ington a chance to step up and
lead at the APEC summit, said
Jane Skanderup, director of pro-
grams at the Pacific Forum.

"This is an opportunity for the
U.S. to be very visibly engaged,"
she said.

the community will be assured for
many more generations."
Inspections of Herbert Hoover
Dike, to identify and repair poten-
tial problem areas, occur on a reg-
ular basis according to the lake's
water levels. When the lake is
below 16.5 feet, inspections of the
140-mile earthen dam are con-
ducted on a monthly basis. As
water levels rise to 16.5 to 17.5
feet, inspections are done weekly,
and at levels at and above 17.5
feet, daily inspections take place.
The lake's level has been stable at
17.11 feet for the last three days,
and inspections are currently
being conducted weekly.

Skanderup said the Americans
also could counter the appear-
ance that China's growing inter-
national profile makes it the
regional heavyweight.
"The danger is that the region
perceives China being more of a
leader," she said. "It does make
the region nervous. They want
the U.S. to stay engaged as they
do Japan."
Bush's first stop is Japan.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichi-
ro has been eager to cozy up to
Washington, and his popularity

Regulatory releases of water
from the lake are made according
to a joint federal-state schedule,
which help to keep the lake at
safe and environmentally sound
level and minimize potential
stress on the dike. Repair supplies
are stored at various locations
around the lake to ensure ready
access if a need is identified, and
Corps officials work closely with
state emergency operation man-
agers, the South Florida Water
Management Districts and the
counties surrounding Lake Okee-
chobee to plan for potential emer-
gency situations and to keep the
public well informed.

has not suffered despite Bush's
popularity woes at home and
abroad. One hurdle could be U.S.
hopes to get a ban on beef
imports lifted two years after it
was imposed because of con-
cerns about mad cow disease.
Bush then heads to South
Korea for APEC summit talks on
the group's goal of establishing
free trade between member
economies by 2020.
Editor's Note: Associated
Press reporter Kelly Olsen con-
tributed to this report.

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Slow sign regulations
Another item
agency will consider
change for property
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Valerie Lewis. They
lots 11 and 12, block
gle family to comm
the existing structure
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meet following I
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Jamie Gamiotea
behalf of property ov
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want to build two
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build a 5,400 squa
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The board of ad
S. not meet, since there
. for them to discuss.

The Herbert Hoover Dike per-
formed exceptionally well
through Hurricane Wilma.
Inspections occurred immediate-
ly following the storm to identify
and plan for repairs to areas of
erosion, which were expected
due to the intensity of the storm,
the wave action in the lake and
the nature of the structure.
Rehabilitation of sections of
Herbert Hoover Dike will begin
this year, during which a cement
cutoff wall and gravel relief trench
will be constructed to provide
additional strength. A contract
has been awarded for rehabilita-
tion of the first 4.6 miles. Carpen-

ter is confident that the Corps'
analyses would be validated
should an independent review
take place, and he is committed
to supporting such a review. "We
can only benefit from an evalua-
tion of our work by impartial
experts," he said. "While we
understand the community's con-
cerns, we are also comfortable
that the Herbert Hoover Dike will
continue to weather storms very
well. We want the communities
we serve to rest assured that the
dike is strong and stable, and will
remain that way into the future."

Community Events

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 pro-
ceeds will go to the United Way of Okeechobee. For information,
contact Bill Casian at Raulerson Hospital, (863) 824-2702.

IRCC to expand Okeechobee campus
The program on the expansion of Indian River Community Col-
lege's (IRCC) Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., has been
rescheduled for Nov. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m.

GPS training program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS
S training program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the Global
Maritime Distress and Safety System and how it can get you out of
trouble. Anyone considering buying new electronics for their boat
should attend this program and learn how the GPS unit, marine
radio, and how the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon are
linked together. Seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for informa-
tion or to pre-register.

Chamber plans fall festival
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
annual fall festival in Flagler Park Nov. 19-20. Vendor applications are
available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For 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.

Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday,
Nov. 22, starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the board-
room at the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700 S.W Sec-
ond Ave. Guest speakers will be: Hospice of Okeechobee; Tom Jones
and Lindsey Mann from Eckerd Youth Alternatives; and Ken Kenwor-
thy, who will give a Safe and Drug Free School report. The meeting is
open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257.

Main Street membership meeting planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold their monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
Page 1 S.E., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at noon. Members and general public
ed that histori- are welcome. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863)
be eliminated 357-MAIN.
cents and thatVFW to host Thanksgiving dinner
,ing murals fol-
and obtain a Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, S.R. 78 W, will hold their
annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.
the planning There is no charge but donations will be accepted for dinners that
er is a zoning will include turkey and canned yams, green beans and mashed pota-
y at 402 N.W toes, cranberry sauce and rolls.
by Barry and
ant to change Festival of Trees starts Nov. 28
S105 from sin- The annual Festival of Trees held at Hospice of Okeechobee, 411
ercial to allow S.E. Fourth St., will be held Nov. 28 through Dec. 4. Items for the festi-
to be used as val will be accepted Nov. 14 through Nov. 25. To take part in the festi-
val or for information, contact Theresa at (863) 467-2321.
port says the
ies in state City plans tree lighting ceremony
scale amend- The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting cer-
ehensive plan, emony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Participating
lend approval in the ceremony with be the chorus group from Okeechobee County
ng board will schools, as well as Santa Claus.
ing board will
he planning Santa to visit park
consider three Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and on
for the city Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He will be in the park from 6
is applying on until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children. Pictures with
s appy.ng o n Santa Claus will cost $1.

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Glades County Roundup

4-H to host

Fall festival
Due to the cancellation of the
Halloween Carnival, the first
annual Fall Festival is being
planned at the Chalo Nitka
Grounds Nov. 22 from 5 until 7
p.m. There will be games,
crafts, food, and fun for all. This
event is sponsored by Glades
County 4H. For more informa-
tion, please call (863) 946-0244.

special to uKeecnoDee News

Terrific Kids
Kiwanis Club member, Ray Worley presented students at South Elementary School with
Terrific Kids Awards for the week ending Nov 11. The student recipients of the awards
included: (not in any particular order) Dania Juarez, Erin Rodriguez, Brenda Aguilar, Pey-
ton Hewitt, Sarina Vavra, Jose Martinez, Mitch Mulholland, Hanna Bickel, Catrina Nichols,
Julissa Rivera, Daniel Willet, Justice Kent, Chelsea Parramore, Omar Guerrero, Jennifer.
Sanchez, Sean Russell, Brady Rogers, Crisslin Wooley, Almo Bucio, Jonathan Ritter, Pay-
ton Stokes, Rylee Martin, Algeron Morris, Dezare Hernandez, and Drake Baisley.
Congratulations to all of our Terrific Kids!

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OHS catfish mascot
A cake depicting the Catfish mascot used during the
school years 1921-1959 at Okeechobee High School was
the predecessor to the Brahmans mascot which began in
1959 and is the current school mascot. This cake and two
others depicting all of the mascots were made in honor of
the Okeechobee High School class reunion. The reunion
took place Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Shrine Club.

OFC busy after storm

Life at Okeechobee Freshman
Campus has returned to normal
after Hurricane Wilma brought a
surprise Fall break to students and
teachers during the last week of
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Mrs.
Ritchey's classes and Mrs. Cun-
ningham's classes traveled to Indi-
an River Commurity College in Ft.
Pierce. The students learned of
their future opportunities at the col-
lege. They were divided into
groups and were allowed to
explore the school's planetarium,
auto mechanics, and nursing
departments of the school. The
tours were followed by a presenta-
tion by the IRCC drama depart-
ment. The trip ended with lunch,
which was provided for the stu-
dents. This trip is part of an ongoing
program that will allow each OFC
student to make the trip to IRCC.
During the week of Oct. 31, stu-
dents celebrated Red Ribbon Week
at the Freshman Campus.
The Red Ribbon Campaign was
started when drug traffickers in
Mexico City murdered Kiki Camere-
na, a DEA agent in 1985. This began


the continuing tradition of wearing
and displaying red ribbons as a
symbol of intolerance towards the
use of drugs. The purpose of the
Red Ribbon Campaign is to present
a unified and visible commitment
toward the creation of a Drug-Free
America. Throughout the week,
students wore red ribbons and par-
ticipated in fun activities that pro-
mote living a drug-free life.
On Friday, Nov. 4, students who
kept perfect attendance for the first
nine weeks were treated to an
afternoon movie and popcorn. The
OFC administration and teachers
would like to congratulate those
students who keep perfect atten-
dance. Making daily attendance a
habit is the first step toward achiev-
ing excellence in school.
On Friday, Nov. 11, the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus stu-
dents presented a very special cere-
mony to honor all of our
community's veterans.



Scholarship fund
is 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 sys-
tem 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.

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.


Tlhe 17th Annualm bac

Gveing of Remembrance



Saturday, November 26, 2005 7:00 p.m.
at First United Methodist Church 200 NW 2nd Street
For more information call 763-1994
; A joylous program of music and song followed blI refreslhients.

Christmas Bazaar
planned, Dec. 3
The Annual Christmas Bazaar
at St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Hall located at Hwy 27 in Moore
Haven will be held Saturday, Dec.
3, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The set
up time will be Friday, Dec. 2, at 1
pm. Breakfast will be served start-
ing at 8 a.m. and lunch starting at
11 a.m. Baked cookies and home-
made bread will be available. Do
some Christmas shopping, con-
sume good food, and support your
community organizations. If you

Community Events

Free Thanksgiving dinner planned
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will serve their 18th free commu-
nity Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at Grace
Brethren Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dona-
tions to help buy food for the free dinner can be sent to Grace Min-
istries, P.O. Box 663, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Volunteers are also need-
ed 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.

VFW Post hosting arts & crafts bazaar
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host an arts and crafts
bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Breakfast will be
served until 10 a.m. and will consist of sausage gravy and biscuits.
Tables are available for $10 each. For information, call Shirley Jarrell
at (863) 467-9450.

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Christmas on the
Caloosahatchee set
The 5th annual Christmas on
the Caloosahatchee will be Thurs-
day, Dec. 8 from 5 until 8 p.m.
sponsored by Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School and city of Moore
Haven. To sign up for a booth or
for questions call Susan Prowant
or Leslie Pryor at (863) 946-

James E.

12/02/38 11/14/04

They told me he went away, today,
but, that's not true at all.
In fact, he started leaving us
more than a decade ago.
He worked so hard for those he loved.
and, he loved them with all his heart.
But, life kept chipping away
at the big ole wonderful heart.
He was a son, a brother, a husband too,
and, most important to him, a dad.
But, on that day when the music stopped.
My brother, my friend, was dead.
by Nancy Hamilton Reynolds
Jimmy died from the complications
of Alzheimer's at 65.
We miss you so much, your sisters,
Nancy Reynolds,
Laquetta Brandenburg,
Brother, Winston Hamilton
and specially your son Jimmy and
daughter Jill Allen and your brand
new grandson Justin Allen

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Letter to the Editor

My partner and I visited Okee-
chobee this evening to celebrate
the grand opening of your new
green/farmer's market. It's a
beautiful location and while visit-
ing we heard about plans for
murals and the preservation and
restoration of historic sites in
We enjoyed the pumpkin
bread at the market and shopped
for fruit and vegetables from a

great fresh assortment.
After visiting the market, we
enjoyed dinner at the Village
Square Restaurant, directly across
from the market. We noticed
other businesses on the street
were open and hope to visit them
on our next trip.
Congratulations Okeechobee.
board of directors
Florida Association of
Community Farmers' Markets

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Courtesy photo/Okeechobee County Historical Society

Looking Back ...
This is W.J. (Fingey) Conner's Okeechobee exhibit at Atlantic City, N.J., in 1923. One banner states: "The wisest investor
in Florida land turns to Okeechobee for the wisest investment." Another banner message was "Okeechobee City, the
place destined to be one of Florida's greatest centers." The construction of the Conners Highway opened Okeechobee
to the outside world and for the first time connected the county to both the east and west coasts of Florida. 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 okeenews@okeechobee.com.

Community Events

Chamber to host chicken dinner
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold a
barbeque 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
holders, and deliveries will also be available. Tickets are available
at: Rustic Ranch Furniture, 123 S.W. Park St.; the Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; or, any Chamber of Commerce
board member. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-

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 infor-
mation, 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 Build-
ing, 208 S.E. Park Street. The training program is sponsored by
the Healthy Start Coalition. The training is free but you must reg-
ister. Call (863)462-5877 for information or to register.

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 volun-
teers 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 becoming a
volunteer for Arnold's Wildlife, call Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

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 information, 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. Resi-
dents should bring their donation to the hospital's main
entrance. Those interested in participating should call (863) 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
Saturday, 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. I

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Upcoming Events

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 meet-
ing 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. Anyone inter-
ested 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 exten-
sive. 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 Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The 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 becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
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 Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Community Events

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 fea-
ture holiday music, carolers, children's activities, arts and crafts and

Tree of Remembrance Service planned
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Sec-
ond St., will host an open house and Tree of Remembrance Service
on Saturday, Dec 3, in their chapel. The open house will be from 6
until 7 p.m., with the Tree of Remembrance Service to follow at 7
p.m. Complimentary angel ornaments will be placed on the tree in
memory of a loved one. Call (863) 763-2111 to RSVP by Nov. 30.
There will be refreshments and an evening of uplifting holiday music
and candlelight remembrance.

0CC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their 11th annual Christ-
mas drive for the underprivileged children and families in Okee-
chobee County, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile
motorcycle ride around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. The club is
asking businesses, churches and individuals to sponsor each partici-
pating bike. For information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863)
610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863)

Community Events

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 donations for disabled American veter-

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 following
the coalition meeting.

Church to host Blackwood Legacy group
The Blackwood Legacy group will be in concert Wednesday,
Nov. 16, at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Blackwood Legacy features
Rick Price, former lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet,
and Perry Jones, formerly of the group Mercy Me. For information,
call (863) 763-6869.

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
department's north parking lot on Thursday, Nov. 17, and Tues-
day, 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) 462-5819.

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 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 advance at the
Chamber. Class size will be limited to the first 20 to pay their fees.
Others who wish to take the class will be placed on the list for the
December class. The November class will be from 7 until 8:15
p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the class will meet at the Chamber
around 8 a.m. to go to the shooting range. If you do not have a
gun or ear plugs they will be provided. For information, call the
Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

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 photo-
graph. For information or to schedule a sitting, call Martha's
House at (863) 763-2893.

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: Bridgette Waldau Graphic Design; Destiny Reef
Enterprises; Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.; and My Aunt's House,
Inc. Toys donated will be distributed 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.


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Green Market Honey farmer
Pat Bradley, a local honey farmer, was one of the many ven-
Maria's Fruit Stand, was one of the local vendors who dors who participated in the first Green Market in Flagler
participated in the first Green Market in Flagler Park. Bob Park on Thursday. Mr. Bradley, who previously had a booth
Powers, operator of the stand, had tomatoes, potatoes, at the Trading Post Flea Market, said that he enjoys the
onions, and other fresh produce available for market market atmosphere and will return as a vendor at the mar-
shoppers. ket each week.

BEE safe after the storm don't get stung

Extension agents in southern
Florida are getting accustomed to
providing hurricane recovery infor-
mation. Unfortunately, it's not a
new topic. But a new unexpected
chapter to storm recovery is
appearing in our area: We have
had many folks ask us in the past
few weeks: "what's going on with
all the bees and wasps flying
The calls, center around two of
our common stinging insects, yel-
low jackets and honey bees. While
I wrote a story about yellow jackets
two years ago, some updated facts
about these pests are now in order.
Today's column will review sting-
ing wasps and bees, and suggest
what can be done when they
become a nuisance in Florida
When our office gets requests
for help with these stingers, one of
the first questions we tackle is
which insect are we are dealing
with? It is pretty easy to distinguish
between honeybees and yellow
jackets by their appearance, but
few people want to get that close to
really figure it out. Their behavior is
another way to make some good
guesses as to which insect is in the
There are distinct differences in
color: Yellow jacket wasps are,
well, yellow, with white and black
- their back abdomen has alter-
nating stripes that go all the way
around their body. Honey bees are
basically golden brown and black
in color.
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around is a clue to their identity.
Bees are found around flowers,
looking for nectar. Yellow jackets
are looking for caterpillars and
other insects to prey on, but in the
fall are often seen hovering around
food, trash cans and dumpsters.
Yellow jacket food preferences
change from diets of insects to
sugar when they begin to store car-
bohydrate food for the winter.
With the storms, normal wasp
food sources were disrupted. And
remember that after Wilma, a cold
front arrived to encourage this
change in food preference. No
wonder we have had many calls
about yellow jackets from restau-
rants, event coordinators and
schools alike. The best defense is
to cover trash cans, double bag
containers of garbage that contain
food wastes, and wash out those
waste receptacles to remove sug-
ary food sources.
Honey bees are considered to
be beneficial insects because the
pollination services they provide
bring us many different food prod-
ucts. They are also a source of
honey and beeswax. Commercial
beekeepers "train" bees to live in
hives; however, they can some-
times escape and take up house-
keeping in unwanted places. There
are also colonies of wild bees that

can also move from hollowed out
trees or hanging in swarms into
openings in houses.
Honeybees and wasps taking
up residence in and around homes
are a problem and can be a seri-
ous problem if people have allergic
sensitivity to bee stings. For these
people, stings can be a life or death
matter. A trip to the hospital will be
necessary for those allergic to bee
In other cases, stinging bees
may only be a serious nuisance.
One of our local callers needed a
FEMA blue roof applied after
Wilma, but when the contractors
arrived, they backed off because a
honey bee colony was living in the
roof cornice that needed to be cov-
ered. That's where our office came
into the picture.
Traditionally, insect problems
are "solved" by spraying pesticides.
However, it is sometimes a chal-
lenge to find a pest control opera-
tor willing to spray stinging insects.
In the case of honeybees, another
option exists some local bee-
keepers may be willing and able to
"extract" a swarm and use the
combs to strengthen their own
commercial hives. Our office main-
tains a list of the licensed beekeep-
ers in the area that may be willing
to assist if honeybees are a prob-
Beekeepers are important agri-
cultural producers, and there is a
wealth of information available on
how to take up apiculturee".
Recent challenges to beekeepers
include parasites of honeybees, the

arrival of aggressive Africanized
honeybees, challenges with prices
due to cheap imports, and urban-
ization that makes some bee hives
an attractive nuisance. Despite
tlThse challenges, beekeepers are
valuable agricultural producers -
and our office can help you learn
how to be a beekeeper if you
would like to explore this dynamic
Yellow jacket removal is a bit
more challenging. There are a few
companies now interested in
removing yellow jackets. What
they are looking for are the nests,
which can provide lots of wasp
venom that is used to make desen-
sitization shots.
If relocation of bee colonies and
removal of wasp nests can't be
done, a competent pest control
company should be used.
Licensed pest control businesses
have access to more kinds of pesti-
cides and equipment, plus the
training to safely use them. Call us
if you need a bulletin with the latest
UF pesticide recommendations for
wasp and bee control. And BEE
safe don't get stung.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on bees and wasps, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners on Tuesday after-
noons from 1 to 5 PM.

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Church to host
basketball league
The First Baptist Church will
host the Upwards Basketball and
Cheerleading League for children
in grades one through six at The
ROC, 310 S.W 5th Avenue. Evalu-
ation night for those wishing to
participate will be on Monday,
Nov. 14, 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. for
grades one through four. Evalua-
tion night for those in grades five
and six will be on Tuesday, Nov.
15, 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. This
league is open to both boys and
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pate. The league will run for nine
weeks, with practice one hour
per week. Games will be sched-
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game taking one hour. For infor-
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O.H.S. grapplers
match rescheduled
The South Fork dual meet
originally scheduled to take place
on Wednesday, Nov. 16, has been
rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 17,

beginning at 7 p.m., in the Okee-
chobee High School gym.

IRCC announces
volleyball academy
The Indian River Community
College volleyball program has
created the Indian River Volley-'
ball Academy, a joint AAU/USA V
Juniors volleyball club. The Acad-
emy will offer two levels of play; a
local developmental league for
ages 8-16, and a travel league that
will be more competitive for ages
10-18. The travel league will, par-
ticipate in four-overnight tourna-
ments around the state of Florida.
Come find out more information
at two information sessions to be
held on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.
in room H106 of the Health Sci-
ences building and on Thursday,
Nov. 17, in room N135 of the Sci-
ence building. Both sessions will
be held at the IRCC Main Campus
'located at 3209 Virginia Ave. Try-
outs for the Academy will be held
on Nov. 19 and 20 at John Carroll
High School; times to be dis-
cussed at information sessions.
For more information, contact
IRCC Volleyball Coach Ron
Jacobs at 772-462-7763 or via
email at rjacobs@ircc.edu.

Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and 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
Wednesday. Game times are 7
and 8 p.m. each night. The upper
division teams will play on Tues-
days and Thursdays.
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-
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 Cen-
ter, 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 post
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The following movie is now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 11,
through Thursday, Nov. 17, are as
Theatre I- "Chicken Little" (G)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


Barbershop singers
change meeting day
The group of men who sing a
cappella harmony in the barber-
shop quartet
style have changed their meet-
ing night to Monday evenings at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee Health
Care Center, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Any
one who enjoys singing harmony
is invited, and urged to bring a
friend. For information, contact
Charlie Bradham at (863) 467-
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become avol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle .N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Ed Wimes at
(863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115

S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W
23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.

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Victoria Urbano interns at City Hall

New thrift store
Big Lake Hospice held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for their new thrift
store located in Northlake Village on U.S. Hwy. 411 S., Thursday, Nov. 10. Those in
attendance were: (left to right) Lou Benson, CEO of Big Lake Hospice; Lynda Ingram,
Florida CNA of the Year; Penny Colt, LPN; Mariah Kight, administrative assistant; Debi
Caldwell, RN; Kim Thornburg, LPN; Sharon Dari, thrift store manager; Linda Creech,
director of Big Lake Hospice and Darrell Donnelly, president of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce.

Waste Management continues
their community outreach by
sponsoring a student to complete
a paid internship with Okee-
chobee City Hall. This is the sec-
ond year that Waste Management
has sponsored an intern for the
city. On Monday, Oct. 17, Okee-
chobee High School senior Victo-
ria Urbano began her 150-hour
internship with City Hall. She will
be compensated $1,000 for the
completion of her internship.
Urbano is working after school
with Kim Barnes, administrative
assistant for the city. Her responsi-
bilities include assisting with pay-
roll, data entry, and filing. Urbano
has even spent time working
under the city clerk. She is also
learning about behind the scenes
work that goes into planning the
city's tree lighting ceremony and
the Santa photo/goody bag event
that occurs throughout Novem-
ber and December. Urbano will
be communicating with volun-
teers to have a successful event.
Urbano is currently taking

accounting II and financial plan-
ning at Okeechobee High School.
She plans to major in business
administration/accounting in col-
lege. She is thankful to be given
this opportunity to learn. She
enjoys the feeling of reliability and
trustworthiness that comes from
working with the people at City
Hall. Urbano says she will put her
income into a savings account for
future use.
Urbano is part of the Academy
of Finance organization at Okee-
chobee High School. This is the
seventh year that OHS students
have interned with local profes-
sionals. Four OHS students com-
pleted their internships this sum-
mer, and four more are currently
in progress. Students qualify for
the program through successful
completion of prerequisites,
teacher recommendations and by
displaying a dedication to educa-
tion. Daryl Roehm is the advisor
for the Academy of Finance as
well as a business teacher at
Okeechobee High School.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Waste Management contin-
ues their community outreach
by sponsoring Victoria
Urbano (right), who is a mem-
ber of the Academy of
Finance at Okeechobee High
School, with a paid internship
with Okeechobee City Hall.
Her responsibilities include
assisting with payroll, data
entry, and filing. Urbano is
working after school with Kim
Barnes (left), administrative
assistant for the city.

Pritchard & Associates adds real estate services

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
After spending about two
years in the.planning and con-
struction, Pritchard & Associates
is now serving clients in a.new
location at 1802 So. Parrott Ave.
Construction started in Janu-
ary and the building was official-
ly opened in August. The parking
lot was paved and business
began .just in time for the
onslaught of claims brought
forth as a result of Hurricane
Wilma. The new building suf-
fered minimal damage, and the
day after the hurricane, insur-
ance associates were helping
clients file claims at tables in the
parking lot because the power
was out inside the building.
They moved, Brendan
Pritchard said,-because they ran
out of room at their former loca-
tion at Northlake Village a
building they had been in for 14
The new building provides
the Pritchard associates with
nearly 6,000 square feet in which
to serve their clients with the life,
health and personal lines of
insurance for Which the compa-
ny is kno\'rn In addition, the
company has expanded its serv-
ices to include GMAC real estate
sales and mortgages.
The building concrete
block with green and cream-col-
ored siding carries a combi-
nation of looks but is more remi-
niscent of a Victorian farm
house, according to David Close
of Okeechobee, who produced
the interior layout, and exterior
concept. Kennedy, Lynch and
Associates, Inc. of Sebring did:
the structural design.
A tour around the interior
revealed a subtle high tech envi-
ronment housed w\itlhin a comfy

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Brendan Pritchard (right) stands next to David May (left) in
front of the newly constructed Pritchards & Associates Insur-
ance and GMAC i~al Estate Company at 1802 So. Parrott
Ave. Hurricane Wilma did a little damage to the new building,
but did not stop their operations..The very next day, when the
power was out, insurance associates were helping clients file
claims at tables in the parking lot.

farm home atmosphere. Long
wooden tables covered with
tablecloths and seasonal decora-
tions are located in a large lunch
and learn room complete with a
white board that is used for staff
training seminars.
-According to Mr. Pritchard,
the company added real estate
sales to their services in June.
Twelve real estate agents are

connected with their company,
along with twice as many insur-
ance agents, some of whom do
Barbara Willson, who owned
a firm in Delray Beach and was a
national speaker for a well-
known real estate company,
retired to Okeechobee about 1:5
years ago. She started with
Pritchard in June. David May, for-

merely with the corporate office
of a well-known investment
company in Orlando, started
with Pritchard in May.
Mr. Pritchard exuded a sense
of humility about the company's
He said: "I thank the good
Lord. We were blessed and able
to get this property. There have
been humps and hurdles to
overcome, but God has brought
us through. This whole building
and everything in it, and this
whole business, we look at as
our ministry. Yes, it is a business
and you're in business to make a
profit, but first and foremost it is
a ministry," he said.
He pointed to the piano in the
lunch/learn room and said at
some point they may start a
men's and women's ministry to
meet there.
Pritchard's is a family-owned
business started by Brendan's
father Lowell shortly after he
moved his family to Okeechobee
from Wisconsin about 22 years
ago. According to Brendan, his
father instilled in his children an
inspiration to follow the golden
rules and "do unto others." He
said, "it sounds like a cliche, but
"we follow it."
Brendan said while they view
themselves as "small guys," they
in one sense are excited about
the growth they see occurring in
"We want to see more small
industry and homes being built,
but we want to see Okeechobee
have the same hometown, small
town feeling that we've known,"
he said.
Community members will be
able to tour the new building in
the coming months. A grand
opening will be planned some-
time after the first of the year,
Brendan said.

Okeechobee News/Audrey BlacKwell
Farm-City Luncheon
A room filled with rural and urban citizens stood at atten-
tion while Melissa Ritter (right) sang "God Bless Ameri-
ca" at the 12th Annual Farm-City Luncheon co-spon-
sored by the Kiwanis and Ag Council on Thursday, Nov.
10 at the Okeechobee KOA. She was introduced by Kiwa-
nis president Marcos Montes De Oca (left). Miss Ritter
sang on stage in front of the ag backdrop painted by
local artist, Kathy Scott.

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BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
Lake Reedy approx 1 week
ago (863)635-2565
KITTEN- male, 7 wks old, grey
tabby, vic of NW 6th St.
PIGEON- Off white & rusty red.
Banded (Blue), Found in Ft
Drum area Cemetery Road
SMALL DOG Okeechobee
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CELL PHONE Silver Nextel
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GLASSES, prescription, in red
case, behind Rodeo
grounds, 15th or 16th St.,

PIT BULL MIX-4 mo. old fe-
male. White, w/ two freckles
on right ear. Purple collar w/
bell. 4yr old daughter can't
sleep with out her!! Please call
w/ any info. (386)864-3043 or
YELLOW LAB, Female w/red
collar? Lost in the vic. of Tay-
lor Rental area. Dear pet. $100
Reward. (863)763-0503

CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
CURR PUPPIES- 7, There go-
ing to be large dogs. To
Good Homes Only!
PUPS- 6 wks old, free to
good homes (863)763-5178
KITTENS- 2 Adorable, Free to
great loving homes.
KITTENS- 2, Bobtail, Gray,
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AFT. 3:30pm
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chanic. Valid drivers license
a must. Top Pay. Applica-
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needed. Pay to com-
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3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.

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
stove is self cleaning & elec-
tric. $150 both or will separ-
ate. (863)673-3620
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
patio, $20. (863)467-2011
& RANGE, Continuous clean-
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$200 will sep. 863-467-8254
'02, 11.7 cu. ft.., excellent
condition, $125.
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
(850)519-2160 LaBelle

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

SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.

SHED- 8 x10, 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.

(4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/cov-
ers. $80 (863)763-0266

piece, Great for pictures,
Size 0-3 mo, (6-121bs) $5.

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
Eclectic selection. 100+
Something for everyone! $100
for all (863)763-5792

COMPUTER running Win-
dows XP & Microsoft 2003.
17" monitor. Complete sys-
tem. $250 (863)763-2034
Win. XP, Word, Games,
Complete $150.
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.
nice, Lighted, Light wood,
$300. (239)645-3620
$1000 will sell separately.
(863)763-4248 or
CHAIRS, $100.
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
condition $40.
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
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
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$350. 863-634-5943
new, Dark blue, $200. Will
separate. (239)645-3620
WORK DESK, $200.
(863)763-8943 ask for Tra-
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

matic, 48volts, Club car,
$100 (863)697-2033
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- Smith with bag
$200. or best offer.

SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
$435. (863)467-7838
SMITH & WESSON 38 cal. SS,
Model 64, $300
AUTO, 22 cal. model 2206,
$275 (863)763-4961.
WINCHESTER- Model 12,12
Gauge, Scoped, Excellent
condition $400.

WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
clined, flat & declined bench
w/squat rack & lat tower
$350. (863)357-2829

EARRINGS 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.

pieces, great cond. 1 yr old.
Pd. $1300, sell for $500.
Call 863-467-1860.
ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1),
chaise lounge (1) bar stools
w/ backs (4). $400 all, will
separate. (863)763-9608

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,
$1000. (863)634-1909
Power Pole, w/150 amp ser-
vice, $100. (863)634-9373
Sears, programmable, whole
house. 2 yrs. old, pd $1257,
sell for $400. (863)467-1860

DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
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.
old; neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
$275 neg. (863)824-0703

with tray, asking $20.
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
$75 (863)675-0247.
YELLOW LAB Female, good
hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
needs good home w/ room to
run $100 (863)467-0631

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

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

CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su-
per Tuner ill, multi color dis-
play, retails $300, sell $200
(863)357-0448. Iv. message.
w/ Sony Cassette play/record-
er $35 (863)697-2033

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

stead, 11/19/05, Sect 212
Row 17, $160 for all will
separate (863)467-8182.

ATV RAMPS- Only used 2
times. $200 or best of-
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

TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
4t 10". New, only used once.
400 (772)216-5092 or
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$75 (863)674-0539.
PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
locally, $150.

VCR, Sharp, 2 yrs. old, like
new, w/32 factory pre-re-
corded tapes & 2 new blank
tapes, $80. (772)461-8822

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


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9-15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 055
Storage Space
Rent 9G6

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

OKEECHOBEE -2br, 2ba.
$900 mo. + 1st & last months
rent & $500 sec. dep. Pis. call
for more info. (863)634-2121

OKEE- 3br, lba, 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 until. (863)467-6251
OKEECHOBEE- male wants fe-
male roommate, $350/mo,
3br, 2ba, full house, all util
incl (863)467-7770.
mo., util. incl., full house privi-
leges. 863-697-9074

OKEECHOBEE- 1br, 1ba
house, stove, refrig, W/D,
open porch, dock, fish clean-
ing station, $850/mo + elec,
1st & sec dep.
(772)221-8354 or

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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 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1155
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


MALONE Farmhouse & barn
on 3%1acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees. On FL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 920
Farm Services
Offered 825.
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 810
Supplies 815
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry, Supplies 86r
Seeds 'Plants
Flowers 865

jumper $850 or best offer.
HORSE- Palomino gelding
10yr old, 15.2 hands $1500.
MARE AQHA, child safe.
Good for beginning barrels.
$1000 (863)675-4981

50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
$1100 (863)447-2130
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,
I ITN 1 1 .

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

GO CART: Yerfdog, 2 seater
w/roll bar. $550 firm.
Excellent condition. $3300 or
best offer $24.
(863)357-1382 after 4pm

'1985, Self contained, Good
condition. $7000.

Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $95,000.
Unique, 3BR/2BA dbl. wide
split plan, plus multi purpose
room, separate shop & car-
port located at Zachary Tay-
lorResort, 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

FULL ACRE (1) fenced,
cleared, mature oaks, Dixie
Ranch, $105,000/neg.
863-763-8465 or 634-4557

LARGE LOT: Located on
SE 28th St., Seawall/Boat slip.
Serious Inquires only.

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 11.15il
Mobile Home Parts 201
Mobile Homes Rent 2015)
Mobile Homes Sale "1-'20

For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 55+ park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 forappt.
OKEECHOBEE, lbr, 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
Hurricane damaged 2br, 1ba.
Lake access. Great lot. As-is.
$150K Owner is realtor

Recreation 0

Boats i30i5
Campers RVs "Jh11)
Jet Skiis 301'
Marine Accessories i3W)O
Marine Miscellaneous 'i)02
Motorcycles 3o0?
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 31135

BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
ner, full dover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski $2500
HOUSEBOAT'02- 33'x 12'
Live-aboard/all comforts
With A/C, all appliances
$14,990 772-283-5673
Crusader inboard, Warranty,
Show room new, Kept inside
$11,500. 954-868-6518
PADDLE BOAT- 4 man Binimi-
ni top + extras, $200.
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
TRI HAUL- 14', 40hp Mariner,
Trailer, Live well, Fish finder,
Trolling motor $1 695.

Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782
1989, 30 Ft., 454, Runs good.
New tires. $6995. Firm.
(863)467-5722 Lv. message.

HONDA MOTOR 2001, O/B, 4
Stroke, 50hp, long shaft. Mod-
el # DF50A1LRTA. Good con-
dition. $3500. (828)524-2619

am II^M

FORD BRONCO-'81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
$500. (239)248-7960
FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel,
4spd, flatbed. Runs good.
$2500 or best offer

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

(3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
fits Dodge Dakota truck,
good cond. $600
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$275. (863)610-1000
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

MALLARD 13'- '02. 13' Slide
out, Air & heat, Sleeps 7
$15,000 or best offer


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4II .i
Four Wheel Duive J'"'.
Heavy LOuty TriaciS J'.. 1J
Paris Repair. 414-.
Pickup Truc.s 4",.'1
Sport Utility 11'
Tractor Tril,-r 40lbl
Utility Trailers .4i,
Vans -I.T

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
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
(nQC67Mfri.n O

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Pai Gall ey

It@ the right time of year for barbecues, and what
could be easier than having all of your outdoor din-
ing needs at hand right on the patio? Now do-it-
yourselfers can build this convenient patio galley and
bring the kitchen outside. Featuring two shelves and
a drawer, the completed patio galley measures about
52 in. tall by 38 in. wide by 15 in. deep.

Patio Galley plan (No. 342)... $8.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four ii] i ]1 u ji ., $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

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

Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee

TIRES- 4, 31 1050 15" LT,
50% tread. $150
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.

For small truck. Good condi-
tion $120. will separate
561-881-0318 nmmokalee
bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
dition. Orig. $1370. Asking
$400. (863)467-2777
cab, runs good $2200 or best
offer (863)763-8261
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
great, $1000.
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-
fer. (863)697-6327
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.6ltr 5
speed trans, good cond.
$950/neg. (863)447-2130
TOYOTA 2 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

Good condition. $700
(561)881-0318 Immokalee
12'x6', Heavy duty, New
tires, $950. (863)467-2267
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
$450. (863)675-7275
Heavy Duty. $450.
dem axle, heavy duty, $800
or best offer (863)781-0484
or (863)781-0193.

CHEVY VAN '89 Runs good
$1095 (863)673-3620
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