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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 319

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

504 Plus tax

At a Glance

Area Blue Roof
stations closed
Even though Operation
Blue Roof has closed its loca-
tion at the Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center, the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA), the Small Business
Administration (SBA) and Pro-
ject HOPE will be open at the
Agri-Civic Center from 8 a.m.
until 6 pm. seven days a week.
People who have had hurri-
cane damage are urged to
either register in person with
FEMA, or call 1-800-621-3362.
Okeechobee residents who
need to enter the Blue Roof
Program can report to: Harlem
Civic Center, 2000 Seventh St.
Clewiston; the Fairgrounds,
2616 Dixie Highway in Stuart;
15518 S.W. Osceola St. in
Indiantown; the Village Green
Shopping Center at the corner
of Walton Road and U.S. 1 in
Port St. Lucie; and the St. Lucie
Civic Center at 2300 Virginia
Ave. in Ft. Pierce.
The above locations are
open daily from 8 a.m. until 5
Events changed
due to hurricane
The Waldau 14th annual
golf tournament and party slat-
ed for Nov. 4 has been changed
to Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Fair-
ways Golf Course at the KOA
Campground and Resort, 4276
U.S. 441S.
The Dinner and Dance Party
will be held in the KOA Conven-
tion Center starting at 6 p.m.
Reopened Businesses
The Market Place Flea
Market 3600 U.S. 441 S. has
Tropics Tanning Salon,
2303 S. Parrott Ave., has
Addington Satellite T.V
has reopened.
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 forDee.
Road closure
begins Nov.28
Beginning Nov. 28, Wolff
Road west of S.W. Seventh
Avenue will be closed for about
five weeks.
Parents taking students to
South Elementary School or
New Endeavor High School
can use either S.W. 28th Street
or S.W. 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: 185
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

17.00 feet

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

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Community Events ... .4
Crossword ..... .. .10
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion . . .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports .......... .6
TV ........ . .11
Weather ..... ... .2
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This clever ride was made from barrels and pulled by a tractor. It was a hit with the kids
at the Central Elementary School Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 11.
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Area man

is charged

with murder

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 53-year-old Okeechobee
man has been arrested in con-
nection with the shooting death
of an unidentified 44-year-old
Guatemalan man on Saturday.
Roy Tijerina was arrested at
the scene on Nov. 12 by Detec-
tive M.D. Faulkner of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO). Tijerina was charged
with murder and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon. He
is being held in the Okeechobee
CountyJail without bond.
The name of the deceased
has not been released pending
the notification of his next of kin,
even though he has been identi-
According to Detective
Faulkner the shooting was the
result of an apparent argument,
but at this stage of the investiga-
tion he isn't sure why the men
were arguing.
Regardless, the detective said

the victim was shot "a couple of
When the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue (OCF/R)
arrived at the scene, there were
several people outside the home
near the intersection of S.R. 710
and County
Road 714.
The victim
was also
found out- "
side and was
dead at the
scene by
OCF/R per-
sonnel. Roy Tijerina
press release indicates that at
sometime during the apparent
argument, Tijerina allegedly
pulled out a handgun and shot
the victim.
Detective Faulkner said Tijeri-
na has been a resident of the
area for manyyears.
He went on to say the investi-
gation is continuing.

County code board

expected to levy

fines for violations

Shiloh Aguez (right) and Megan Mullin (left), of the Bits and Spurs 4-H Club helped with
pony rides at Central Elementary School's Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 11. Shian Koe-
bernik (on pony) was among the children who were eager to ride. The festival was orig-
inally scheduled for Oct. 28, but was postponed due to Hurricane Wilma.

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Board is
scheduled to consider 12 cases
at their monthly meeting Tues-
day evening at 7 p.m. in the old
courthouse at 304 N.W. Second
There are six cases under

the heading of new business,
four cases face possible fines
and two people have requested
reduction of fines already
Ruth and Dewey Lightsey
were cited for unsafe mobile
homes and derelict sheds on
their S.W 40th Drive property.
See Levy Page 2

Tour of Homes canceled due to Wilma

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Hurricane Wilma caused a
lot of changes and cancella-
tions in scheduled activities.
One of those cancellations is
this year's Holiday Tour of
Homes that was scheduled for
Dec. 2 and 3.
The Holiday Tour Homes
was one of the highlights of the
Christmas season as each year
five people would open their
decorated homes to the public.
This would have been the
seventh consecutive year for
the event that is sponsored by
Raulerson Hospital. However,
hospital spokesman Bill Casian
said that because of hurricane
damages, people did not want
to participate in the event this
Hospice of Okeechobee's
Festival of Trees that was
scheduled to be the last stop
on the tour both nights is still

scheduled to go on but with
different hours.
Lisa Blackman of Hospice
of Okeechobee said that her
organization's festival of trees
would be open from 10 a.m.
until 8 pm. Monday through
Thursday, Nov. 28 through
Dec. 1, as originally scheduled.
However, since the tour of
homes has been cancelled,
hours for the festival of trees
on Friday, Dec. 2, have been
changed to 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec 3, the hours
are noon until 9 p.m. and on
Sunday, Dec. 4, the hours are
noon until 5 p.m.
The public is invited to
come by the hospice office at
411 S.E. Fourth Street at those
times to view Christmas trees,
wreaths and centerpieces.
Through a silent auction on
these items hospice raises
money to care for its local
patients. There is no charge for
the event.

Mr. Casian said that even
though Okeechobee was hit by
two hurricanes last year, they
came earlier in the year which
allowed more time to recover.
Another reason for the can-
cellation was the fact that the
person who donated bus rides
last year has sold the bus.
The event was to be a
fundraiser for the United Way
but Mr. Casian said the hospital
would come up with other fun-
deraisers for that charity. Last
year the tour raised $5,721 for
United Way.
Mr. Casian said, hopefully,
next year some people who
have recently moved to Okee-
chobee would open their
homes for next year's tour. He
said the hospital was definitely
going to go forward with the
event next year.
"It should be interesting, I
am looking forward to it," Mr.
Casian said of next year's
event. "It's a fun thing to do."

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Big turkey
This giant turkey would make a Thanksgiving meal for
several families.

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News Briefs Woman facing DUI charges after accident

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 meet-
ing room, 456 U.S. 98 N.
Any person deciding to appeal
any decision made by the commit-
tee with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting will need a
record of the proceedings, and that
for such purpose he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim 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 county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 4 percent on payments made
Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent on pay-
ments made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2
percent on payments made Jan. 1,
2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments made Feb. 1,2006 Feb.
28,2006; and, net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
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 hur-
ricanes 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 following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons- $45,500.
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 Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc..office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
SBook 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 questions
to: Okeechobee Historical Society,
P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,
34973; or, call Betty Williamson at
(863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226.
Legislative body
will meet Nov. 21
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the del-
egation's next meeting has been
changed to Monday, Nov. 21.
The group was originally slated
to meet Nov. 2.
The panel will meet from 1:30
until 4 p.m. in the chambers of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the community,
as well as local and county govern-

ments, may present their concerns
to the delegation at this time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district, office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.
Project HOPE
offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE People who'
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Helping
Our People in Emergencies), 1600
S.W. Second Ave., at (863)634-
1410, for crisis counseling and
referral to various agencies.

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Fort Meade woman was
arrested Sunday evening after
she lost control of the car she
was driving and left the roadway
in the 5900 block of U.S. 441 S.E.
Heidi Marcella Hollis, 27, was
charged with willful and wanton
reckless driving and driving
under the influence. She was
booked into the Okeechobee

County Jail under a $5,000 bond.
According to a report by Cor-
poral Paul Ferrell of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), Hollis was traveling
north on U.S. 441 S.E. at a high
rate of speed around 6 p.m. on
Nov. 13. Witnesses reportedly
told investigators that Hollis
passed several vehicles and was
in and out of traffic.
Cpl. Ferrell's report goes on to
state that witnesses said Hollis

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entered the southbound lane to
overtake a vehicle but pulled
directly into the path of an
oncoming vehicle. She then
apparently swerved back into
the northbound lane to avoid hit-
ting the southbound vehicle.
As she swerved, she traveled
onto the grassy shoulder where
she lost control of the 2003 blue
Volkswagen she was driving and
struck a light pole. The car con-
tinued on until it struck a fence,


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Code enforcement officers
have charged Javier Ordonez of
N.W. 80th Drive with care of
premises and inoperable/aban-
doned vehicles.
Charles and Delores Giles,
were cited for having an unsafe
mobile home on their N.W. 80th
Drive property.
Outdoor storage of vehicles
and merchandise, overgrown
weeds, grass, bushes or shrubs
were violations charged against
Patrick and Carmen Williams for
the condition of their U. S. 441 N.

Brent D. Braasch was cited for
care of premises, condemned
structure, trash and debris and
overgrowth on his Taylor Creek
Isles property.
Diane Murphy, representative
of the estate of Charles Mattox,
will have to answer charges of
inoperable/abandoned vehicles,
trash and debris, overgrown
weeds and care of premises for
property located on N.E. Seventh
James and Ellen Boree, own-
ers of Lakeshore Restaurant, on
U.S. 441 S.E. face a fine of $100 a
day unless they have removed the
accumulation of rubbish, trash,
debris unlicensed vehicles and
secured the structure to comply

with county code.
John W. and Marie P. Powell
could be assessed a fine of $50 a
day of they have not obtained a
permit and removed an unsafe
structure and removed trash and
debris from their Taylor Creek
Isles property.
Frank and Leone Maheu face a
$25-a-day fine if they have not
obtained a building permit.
Unless trash debris and over-
growth are removed and code
enforcement officers are allowed
in her mobile home, Florence F.
Bell could be fined $30 a day.
Lillie Mae Scott and Ann Wax
and Louise Girard have requested
reductions of their fines.

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went into a pasture and came to
rest against a tree.
The deputy said upon his
arrival, personnel from the
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
Department was on the scene
and treating the driver and the
two male passengers in her vehi-
cle Alonzo Alien, 23, and
Charles White, 19, both of Fort
Cpl. Ferrell stated that when
he asked Hollis where she lived,

she replied Polk County. But
when he asked her where she
thought she was, Hollis allegedly
replied she didn't know. It was
later learned that Hollis and her
passengers had left Palm Beach
County and were on their way
back to Polk County.
When Hollis took an intoxlyz-
er breath test, the results report-
edly indicated she had a blood-
alcohol level of .177 and .174 -
over twice the legal limit of .08.


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Community Events

Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meet-
ing Tuesday, Nov. 22, starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be
held in the boardroom at the Okeechobee County School
Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. Guest speakers will be:
Hospice of Okeechobee; Tom Jones and Lindsey Mann from
Eckerd Youth Alternatives; and Ken Kenworthy, 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 gener-
al membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at noon. Members and
general public are welcome. For information, contact Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

VFW to host Thanksgiving dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, S.R. 78 W., will hold
their annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at 12:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day, Nov. 24. There is no charge but donations will be accept-
ed for dinners that will include turkey and canned yams, green
beans and mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and rolls.

Free Thanksgiving dinner planned
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will serve their 18th free
community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov.
24, at Grace Brethren Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations to help buy food for the free dinner
can be sent to Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 663, Okeechobee, Fl.,
34973. Volunteers are also needed to help cook the food, serve
and deliver the meals. To schedule a delivery or to get more
information, call Malinda at (863) 467-5570.

Hours change for Festival of Trees
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday
Tour of Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the
hours for their festival of trees. The festival of trees will be held
Monday, Nov. 29, through Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until
8 p.m. as originally scheduled. On Friday, Dec. 2, the hours
have been changed to 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, the
hours will be noon until 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4, the
hours will be noon until 5 p.m.

City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree light-
ing ceremony in City Hall Park on Nov. 4,tarting at 5:30 p.m.
Participating in the ceremony with be the chorus group from
Okeechobee County schools, as well as Santa Claus.

Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30,
and on Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He will be in
the park from 6 until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the
children. Pictures with Santa Claus will cost $1.

Main Street to host holiday celebration
The Okeechobee Main Street will host a holiday celebration
on Park Street following the tree lighting ceremony in City Hall
Park on Nov. 29. The celebration will be held from 7 until 9
p.m. and will feature holiday music, carolers, children's activi-
ties, arts and crafts and refreshments.


An error appeared on a Saturday, Nov. 11, page one story in the
Okeechobee News under the headline "County seeks end to trash
woes". Susan Williams was incorrectly identified as Susan Smith.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this error.

In the livestock report printed on page nine of the Sunday, Nov.
13, Okeechobee News an error occurred regarding the Thanksgiv-
ing week closing of the Okeechobee Livestock Market. The dates
that the market will be closed will be Nov. 21 Nov. 25, not Nov. 21 -
Dec. 25. We apologize for any inconvenience that occurred due to
the error.


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Arrest Log

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Tony Lee Frost, 20, N.W
15th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 10 by Deputy J. Akins on
a felony charge of possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams. He was later
arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the sale, delivery of cocaine.
His total bond was set at $55,500.
Ramon Aguilar, 29, S.W.
l1th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 10 by OCPD Detec-
tive Bettye Taylor on a charge of
lewd and lascivious or indecent
assault on a minor. His bond on
that charge was set at $50,000.
He was also charged with capital
sexual battery on a child under
the age of 12. He is being held
without bond on that charge.
Fortino Hernandez,.20, S.E.
94th Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 10 by Deputy
Donna H. Lee on a charge of
child abuse/neglect (two
counts). His bond was set at
Jason Staton, 24, N.W Sev-
enth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 10 by Deputy B.
Smith on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with fail-
ure to appear resisting arrest
with violence. He is being held
without bond.
Alisha Nicole Simmons, 20,
S.E. 94th Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 10 by Deputy
Donna H. Lee on a charge of
child abuse/neglect (two
counts). Her bond was set at
Perry Sallette, 44, S.E. 30th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 10 by Deputy Sergeant.A.
Durbin on a warrant charging
him with third-degree grand theft
(felony) and another warrant
charging him with filing a false
report with a law enforcement
officer (misdemeanor). His total
bond was set at $4,000.
John Gabor, 29, S.E. 68th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 11 by OCPD Detective Bet-
tye Taylor on a charge of uttering
a forged instrurrient (three
counts). His bond was set at
e Sean Stuart Craven, 41, S.R.
70 E., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 11 by Detective Bettye Taylor
on a felony charge of uttering a

forged instrument and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $3,000.
Shaun Eric Almodovar, 25,
N.W Seventh Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 11 by the
OCPD Sergeant William Hill on
felony charges of possession of
cocaine, possession of marijuana
and illegal possession of a pre-
scription, and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. His total bond
was set at $15,500.
Anna Renee Dunson, 19,
N.W Seventh Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 10 by Sgt.
William Hill on felony charges of
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of marijuana and illegal pos-
session of a prescription, and a
misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Her
total bond was set at $15,500.
James Lee King, 27, N.W.
34th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 11 by OCPD Officer
Victoria Williams on misde-
meanor charges of driving under
the influence and leaving the
scene of an accident with proper-
ty damage. His bond was set at
Tylor Richard Brhely, 21,
S.E. 31st St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 11 by Deputy Ken-
neth Sarros on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with lewd or lascivious conduct -
offender over the age of 18, solici-
tation to commit lewd or lascivi-
ous battery, and misdemeanor
charges of contributing to the
delinquency of a minor and tres-
pass on land. His total bond was
Chad Ryan McWhorter, 23,
S.W. 24th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 12 by Deputy
Bryan Lowe on a charge of fail-
ure to appear grand theft. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Ronnie Dale Hays, 48, Tropi-
cal Trail, Merritt Island, was
arrested Nov. 12 by Deputy A.
Kibler on a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond
was set at$750.
Johnny Ray Johnson, 42,
S.E. 33rd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 13 by Deputy S.
Green on a warrant charging him
with grand theft (motor vehicle).
His bond was set at $5,000.
Vincent Cepeda, 46, N.E.
14th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 13 by Deputy Timothy A.
Higgins on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the misdemeanors of viola-
tion of probation driving while
license suspended with knowl-
edge and violation of probation -
driving under the influence. He is
being held without bond.

The kindergarten teachers were
very proud of how students per-
formed a selection of fall poems
and songs for the PTO meeting.
The students worked hard practic-
ing for the 15 minute program and
performed very well!
Kindergarten students have
great teachers working with them
at Seminole Elementary. One of
these teachers is Mrs.
Vicki Brown.

finds unusual
and creative
ways to teach
her students the
important con-
cepts in reading, writing,
and math. Her classroom is always
inviting with the many seasonal
decorations and student writings.
When not in school Mrs. Brown
and her husband are busy with
their three children and the chil-
dren's varied high school, middle
school, and elementary activities.
Mrs. Brown is a great teacher on
our team and we are enriched with
the many ideas she shares.
Mrs. Peterson's class is learning
the letters Ff, Gg, and li. They have
made frogs and will fish for letters
on Friday. The students enjoyed
their cooking when they made
chocolate spiders. The class is glad
to now have 11 students. They wel-
come Jonathan Watson, Brandon
Kennedy, Steven Rose, Diego Sal-
cedo, Dustin Hunt, Jaclynn Cowles,
and Mark Reyes. The student of the
week is Brandon Kennedy. Parents,
remember to spend 15 minutes
every night on reading practice and
to sign the agenda every night.
Mrs. Brown's class has made
coffee filter turkeys to celebrate
Thanksgiving. They have also made
"gobbledigoo" in celebration of the
letter Gg. The student of the week is
Derek Banister.
Miss Themm's students made a
batch of "clean" mud by grading
soap, then adding water and toilet
paper. This made a gooey mess.
The Star Students of the Week have
been Sandy Leon, Alan Moreno,
and Jalynn Jones.
Mrs. Jordan's students are learn-
ing about different periods in the
history of our country. They have
studied the Pilgrims and how they
lived in this new country. They did
writings called "I am a Pilgrim."
They also used the book "Ox-Cart
Man and Over the River and
Through the Woods" to see how
children lived in other early periods
of our .country. The students have
discussed the many things they
have been thankful for and made
thankful turkeys. The stars of the
week have been Dale Courson,
Denise Lopez-Garcia, and Araceli
Garcia. Thank you to the students
who performed so well in the PTO
meeting. They were Anayeli Mon-


Ellen Jane Heater
Ellen Jane Heater, age 79, for-
merly of Winamac, died Sunday,
Nov 13, 2005, at the residence of
her son in Lakeville, Ind. She
was born April 29, 1926, in Royal
Center, Ind. to Nina Grafton. She
married Francis Vincent Heater,
Sr., on Dec. 29, 1947, at St. Ann's
Catholic Church in Kewanna,
Ind. She was a homemaker and
a former member of the St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Pulas-
ki, Ind. She was also a former
member of the Catholic Church
in Okeechobee where she lived
for many years.
Mrs. Heater was preceded in
death by: her husband, Francis
Victor Heater, Sr.; and, one son.
She is survived by: her chil-
dren, John (Marlene) Heater of
Lakeville, Ind., Jim (Donna)
Heater of Logansport, Ind.,
Cathy Looker of Logansport,
Ind., Mary (Dave) Doty of Mon-
terey, and Bonnie (Jim)
DeKoster of Monticello, Ind.;
one sister, Joyce Hanna of
Lucerne, Ind.; one brother, Don
Grafton of Royal Center, Ind.; 24
grandchildren; 59 great-grand-
children; and, 15 great-great-
Visitation will be from 8 until
10 a.m., and 4 until 8 p.m., on
Wednesday, at Harrison Metzger
Funeral Home, Royal Center
Chapel. Services will be at 10
a.m., Thursday, at the funeral
home, with Pastor Greg Ratliff
officiating. Interment will be in
St. Joseph South Cemetery,
Pulaski, Ind.

Edgar Higgins
Clarence Edgar Higgins, age
93, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee He was born on Feb. 20,
1912, in Dechetur, Mich., and
was a resident of Okeechobee.
He was a tool and die maker for
the automotive and aircraft
He is preceded in death by:
his wife of 37 years, Ellen Hig-
gins, who died on June 11, 2005.
He is survived by: his step-
daughter, Patricia (Tom) Rich-
mond and his grandchildren,
William Meloy, Frances

Hawkins, and Cindy Meloy.
All arrangements were under
the care and direction of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Kenneth Allan Dean
Kenneth Allan Dean, age 53, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, Nov.
12, 2005, at JFK Medical Center in
Atlantis. Mr. Dean was born July
30, 1952, in Chicago, Ill. He came
to Okeechobee from Colorado
and Illinois in 1988 and was of the
Methodist faith. Mr. Dean proudly
served our country in the Army.
Mr. Dean is survived by: his
children, Kenneth Dean of Ari-
zona, Jeanette and Bob of Wis-
consin, Lawrence Dean of Wis-
consin; four grandchildren;
brothers and sisters, the late
Lawrence Dean, Debra (Bill)
Blagg of Wisconsin, Robert
(Sandy) Ditzig of Illinois, Thomas
(Valerie) Ditzig of South Carolina,
Timothy Ditzig of South Carolina;
and, the mother of his children,
Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 16,
2005, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel. Interment will follow at
Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor
Jim Hudson of the Church of the
Nazarene officiating.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and

Alva Corrine Harper
Alva Corrine Harper, age 73,
died Nov. 12, 2005, at Palms West
Hospital in Loxahatchee. She was
born Jan. 14, 1932, in Pahokee
and had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for 10 years.
She is preceded in death by:
her husband, Thomas Harper.
Survivors include: her chil-
dren, Bonnie Gayle (Jerry) Van-
derhoff, Glen Harper and Tommie
(Rebecca) Harper, all of Okee-
chobee. In addition, are her
brothers and sisters, Geraldine
Carson of Alabama, Lucille
(Hugh) Dial of Florida, Elizabeth
(Geno) Chesi, also of Florida, Bill
Moody of Georgia and Ernie
(Brenda) Moody of Alaska. Also
surviving are her grandchildren,
Daniel Vanderhoff, Keri Lewis,
Robert Harper, Cody Harper,
Jason Harper, Danielle Harper,
Tanya Harper and Tommie Harp-
er, Jr. She also leaves her great-
grandchildren Janae A. Alexander
and Luke Joseph Vanderhoff,
along with many nieces and
Family will receive friends on
Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9 until 10
a.m., at The Gathering, 1735 S.W
Twenty-fourth Ave., Okeechobee.
The service will follow at 10 a.m.,
with Pastor Mike Brown officiat-
ing. Interment will be at Lake
Worth Memory Gardens at 2 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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To observe Veterans' Day, Seminole students placed names of family members on red, vh0ift.,
and blue stars that were/are Veterans or currently serving in the armed forces. These stas
were displayed in the courtyard.

toya, Anthony Mandujano, Denise
Lopez-Garcia, Johnny Rodriguez,
and Cynthia Rubio.

First Grade
Student's in Mrs. O'Bannon's
class have just learned "The Letter
Cluster Phonics Song" and are
practicing singing it in school and at
home. They are finding that this
song helps them read many new
words. Last week they read the
story "Where do Frogs Come
From?" and wrote about the stages
of development using the words
first, next, then and last. As part of a
science unit on birds, they
observed the emus that lives across
from the school and read stories by
Sheena Knowles about the emus
Edwin and Edwina. Congratula-
tions to Students of the Week
Taeyahnis Washington and
Emanuel Becerril.
Miss Dominick's class is learn-
ing about the parts of a bird this
week in science. We are also read-
ing "Dinner at the Panda Palace."
The students are writing about
what it would be like to have their
own restaurant. They are creating a
name and a menu. The students
are also drawing a picture of their
creation! Congratulations to Rylee
Smith and Martha Morse for earn-
ing student of the week!
Students of the Week in Mrs.
Yeilding's class were Aurelio Mar-
tinez and Pablo Serrano. In this first
grade class the students are learn-
ing to write their numbers to 100,
and how to group them in tens. As
part of language arts, the students
are working in centers to decode
words and practice phonics. Next
weekthe students will begin read-
ing independently for at least fifteen
minutes every day using "100 Book
Challenge" selections.

Second Grade
In Mrs. Bolan's class congratula-
tions to Julissa Sanchez for having
the highest number of steps in the
100 Book Challenge. Mrs. Bolan's
class has started studying the histo-
ry of Okeechobee and will be doing
some cool activities to go along
with this unit.
Congratulations to West Can-
non and Dillon Barnett for being
students of the week. West also has
the most steps in the 100 Book
Challenge! The students are getting
better on their addition facts. It
takes longer to get a winner in
"Around the World".
In Ms. Martin's class congratula-
tions go to Rayven Smith and Yareli
Baltazar for students of the week,
and Tyra Baker was the character
counts representative for Trustwor-
thiness. Ms. Martin's reading class
read "Hedgehog Bakes a Cake" and
afterward shared a treat of cake

Seminole is proud to announce that Mrs. Jane Frish has been
selected as their 2005-2006 School-Related Employee of ihe
Year. Congratulations, Mrs. Frish, you are appreciated aid an
excellent representative of Seminole.

and milk. They are reading at
school and at home to gain steps
for 100 Book Challenge.
Congratulations to Mrs.
McClanahan's students of the week
Nathan Ochoa and Ashlee Gopher.
They have been enjoying reading
"Oonawassee Summer" and turn-
ing their room into a Florida
swamp. Keep up the reading at
Mrs. Perry is pleased to
announce the star students for the
week, Chastity Harmon and Ruben
Burgess as well as her Character
Counts representative, Isaiah Mar-
tinez. They have been working
hard on our 100 Bodk Challenge.
Adrionna Sheffield is leading the
class with the most steps. Way to go
Adrionna! They are also enjoying
our school wide read, "Oon-
awassee Summer," and learning
about some of Florida's history.

Third Grade
Third grade would like to con-
gratulate the Students of the Week
for the week of October 31: from
Mrs. Padgett's class Joseph
Collins, from Miss Masters' class -
Elizabeth Bunnell, from Miss Vib-
ber's class Wyatt Craig, from
Mrs. McCranie's class A.J.
Jaimez, and from Mrs. Lowe's class
- Tyler Rush. The third graders
were very excited to be recognized
for their efforts and citizenship for
the first nine weeks at the awards
ceremony. A new award was given
this year for students that had read
at least 50 steps in the 100 Book
Challenge by the end of the first
nine weeks. As a whole, the stu-

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dents are thoroughly enjoyiri, tihe
100 Book Challenge. p mctui
aging your son/daughlter on read
thirty minutes at home each ligli.

Fourth Grade
Mrs. Griffis' classes are glad to
be back at school. In tiath, we
jumped right back into our multipli-
cation unit multiplying 3 an Wd 4 digit
numbers. 1 am very proud of the
work the students are pultintg inlo
their assignments. It is great io se'c
their smiles whe tlhey imster a
new skill! We are very (Ctcited
about starting the 100 Book C il-
lenge. We will be usitlg tlesei hoolk
in our reading classes andt conler-
encing to discuss the books a;cd
answer questions-aboul )t \Xwhat w
have read. Be sure to ask \vo a i chil
about what they are read g.
The students in Ms. Mi\lon-
nough's reading class '.\ill soon
embark on a new, challenging and
very exciting reading pi ogy-ai
called the 100 Book Challengc. ITh1
students had a unique o ppol rlltiiv
to get a "taste" of a hooke iln e:,, i
reading level by picking (one !(fni
each of the different colored 1i,
By the time they readc i'
orange-colored one, they '\v,
able to discern for themsf..
which reading zones they \:' .1
likely have more fun readiiig. '
science class is an eq ally chall(
ing place to be as the studeCis
probed into the diflerei,.
between solids, liquids and g,.
In math, the students are lea rni
special set of principles in a; : .
called order of operation: ito a cie
expressions with more thnn one

Iabi/ this hiol! time ofilear renew' lor spirj.its nili deliver
lan alIdaince of peace, jio and prosperitli to l1ou anid yours.
For ilour friendship and support, we l'rel trul i'ble -sed.


The 17ti Annual

Evening of Reembrance

Saturday, November 26, 2005 7:00 p.m.
at First United Methodist Church 200 NW 2nd Shirc'
SFor more information call 763-1994
A1 joyous program of music and song followed bi eretresimicnts.

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NON-PROFIT: Ask yourself this one question: are these crafts-
men non-profit? These are out-of-town business people that make
handmade items for a profit. Do not tell me that these craftsmen
donate their profits back to the Hamrick Trust or the Community of
Okeechobee. No, they take their profits and leave town. The Okee-
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booth and the Chamber charges $75 per booth more for food
venders. I ask again tell me what the difference is? I know that these
craftsmen are business people, they don't spend their time and
money to make and sell a product and not make money.

SETTING AN EXAMPLE: This is in reference to all of those who
are saying that the sheriff's office is so concerned about our children
in reference to Halloween. I just wished that they cared that much
about their own children. I was going to work Wednesday morning
and I saw an Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office patrol car with a
child under the age of 5 sitting in someone else's lap in the front seat
with no car seat or no seat belt. It is a shame that they-don't show
the same concern for their own children and obeying the law in
regard to child safety. That is against the law. How do you set an
example driving down the road at 7:30 a.m. with a small child sitting
on someone's lap with no safety restraint? I think that they need to
take a look at how they treat their own children instead of picking at
trick-or-treating. (Editor's Note: We spoke to Okeechobee County
Sheriff Paul May about your concerns, and he suggested that you
make an appointment to speak to him about this issue. Sheriff May
can be reached by calling (863) 763-3117.)

JUNKYARD: I see the front of the Brantley's junkyard has been
cleaned up. Does anyone want to bet on how long it will stay that

Community Events

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) 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 Cham-
ber. 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 Decem-
ber 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)

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.

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Looking Back ...
One of the most colorful pieces of the many which comprise Okeechobee County are the Seminole Indians. These Native
Americans are from Brighton Reservation, which is physically located in Glades and Highlands counties. The Indians
shop and attend schools primarily in the city of Okeechobee. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of
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Upcoming Events

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 meet-
ing. 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) 763-6076.
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 peo-.
ple who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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 Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them
beauty techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of
treatment. R.S.VP. 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 610-9176.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at
6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave.
For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)

Community Events

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

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working
in partnership with the community and local families in need, is
looking for volunteers to help complete construction on their first
house. Construction experience is appreciated but not required.
Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vol-
unteers are also needed to work on the following committees: pub-
lic 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 AmericanfRed Cross Hurricane
Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red
Cross receipt.

Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due
to Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may con-
tact the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at
(863) 763-8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462
U.S. 98 N. in the County Administration Annex. The office is open
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m.
Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.;
and, Sundays from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 763-2171.

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-
can 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 turned 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 Ben-
jamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World and the
Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astro-
nauts" 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 (863) 763-2492.

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 chil-
dren between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are
turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christ-
mas 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 par-
ticipants. 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

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.


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Gallagher offers

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I'll paint your face...
Shaina Ragamat (left) and Laura Torres (right) were
among the volunteers painting faces at the Central Ele-
mentary School Fall Festival on Friday evening. While
waiting for customers, they painted each others' faces.

Community Events

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 renovat-
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 avail-
able 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
information, call (863) 763-3519.
VNA hosts training session
A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training session will be
held Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. until 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-
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.
Residents 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)
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor the United Way/Raulerson
Hospital Greater Open Golf Tournament on Nov. 19 at the Okee-
chobee 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
College's (IRCC) Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
has been rescheduled for Nov. 19 from 5 until 7Tp.m.
GPS training program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS
training program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System and how it can get
you out of trouble. Anyone considering buying new electronics
for their boat should attend this program and learn how the GPS
unit, marine radio, and how the Emergency Position Indicating
Radio Beacon are linked together. Seating is limited. Call (863)
467-3085 for information or to pre-register.
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.

Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Mina Coleman
Beary Happy Thanksgiving
This chain saw carved wooden mailbox brings lots of smiling
faces at his home in River Oaks. He dresses up for all of the
holidays. Everyone is always wondering what he will be next.

Habitat and non-profit

housing receive grants

Habitat for Humanity of
Okeechobee County, Inc. and
Okeechobee Non-Profit Hous-
ing, Inc. have been awarded
grants from the State of Florida
- Hurricane Housing Recovery
Program. Habitat received
$225,000 to purchase land and
build three houses for low-
income families in Okeechobee
County who were displaced by
last year's hurricanes. Okee-
chobee Non-Profit was award-
ed $775,000 to build 11 houses.
The houses constructed by
Habitat will be built using vol-
unteer labor and donations of
materials and services to keep
the cost of each house as low as
possible. Habitat Partner Fami-
lies will put in over 400 hours of
"Sweat Equity" to help build
their house and other Habitat
houses. Once completed, they
will pay a no-interest, no-profit
mortgage designed to keep the
monthly housing costs less than
one third of the household
income. The mortgage pay-
ments are made to Habitat of
Okeechobee and the principal
used to build future houses.
If you would like to volunteer
your time in these efforts to pro-
vide simple, decent, and afford-
able housing for our neighbors
in need, please contact Habitat
for Humanity at 357-1371 or
Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
at 467-1171. Both organizations

need building lots for these and
future houses. If you have land in
or near the city that you would
be willing, to donate or sell,
please contact us at the above

lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, has outlined several pro-
posals for strengthening Florida's
property insurance market and
better protecting homeowners
and condominium unit owners
from financial devastation after a
hurricane strikes. Gallagher also
gave his support for federal solu-
tions being advocated by Gov.
Jeb Bush and key congressional
"Eight catastrophic storms in
15 months have caused more
than $32 billion in insured dam-
ages, and Florida homeowners
will bear the brunt of this burden
if we don't act now to implement
solutions to prevent an insurance
market meltdown," said Gal-
lagher, whose office has received
nearly 600,000 phone calls from
storm victims in the last year. "It
will take a comprehensive
approach to tackle the chal-
lenges that we face as a state."
As part of a multi-faceted
package to address insurance
issues, Gallagher advocated both
federal and state solutions. At the
federal level, Gallagher is urging
Congress to establish a national
catastrophic fund, for which he
lobbied following Hurricane
Andrew in 1992, and to create
individual Catastrophic Savings
Accounts (CSAs) to allow home-
owners to save tax-free for
deductible and storm recovery
costs. He is also recommending
Congress pass U.S. Representa-
tive Mark Foley's legislation to
allow the accumulation of tax-
deferred catastrophic reserves by
"Catastrophic Savings
Accounts would give Floridians
the opportunity to save money
tax-free to pay insurance
deductibles and uninsured loss-
es, as well as to strengthen their
homes against hurricanes," Gal-
lagher said. "Money would grow
over time to better protect Floridi-
ans from the financial threat of
On the state level, Gallagher
asked the Legislature to earmark

the sales tax revenue collected
from hurricane recovery to help
offset assessments against home-
owners. Gallagher also called for
standardizing Florida's building
code statewide and capping cov-
erage of homes at $1 million or
less in Citizens Property Insur-
ance Corporation, the state's
insurer of last resort.
"Floridians pay millions in
sales tax to recover from catastro-
phes. They should not be taxed
twice," said Gallagher.
Gallagher is also initiating
expansion of his mediation pro-
gram to condominium commu-
nities. The mediation program,
established following multiple
hurricanes in 2004,. has been uti-
lized by more than 11,000 home-
owners in disputes with their
insurance companies, with a 92
percent settlement rate.
Since last year, the Depart-
ment of Financial Services has
assisted nearly 600,000 Floridians
with questions and requests for
help after the hurricanes. The
Department has advocated on
behalf of nearly 61,000 con-
sumers struggling with their
insurance companies. Eighty-
eight percent of those complaints
were resolved in favor of con-
sumers, a total of 54,000 families
Additionally, the Department,
working with Gov. Bush and the
Legislature, reimbursed $43 mil-
lion to hurricane victims bur-
dened with multiple hurricane
deductibles. Gallagher also led
the successful fight to eliminate
storm deductibles during one
hurricane season.
This past spring, the Depart-
ment hosted several town hall
meetings across the state where
thousands of Floridians were
provided direct on-site help with
resolving their insurance claims.
"Small homeowners through-
out the state should not have to
bear the burden of billions of dol-
lars in hurricane damages," Gal-
lagher said. "If we act now, we
can make sure that property
insurance remains available and

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Headturners3.com Classic set for Okee-Tantie

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Headturners3.com president
Pat Malone has announced that
Headturners3.com will hold its
inaugural two-day tournament
Classic on Dec. 3 and 4 at Okee-
Tantie Marina, instead of Clewis-
ton as previously planned. Addi-
tionally, Headturners will host a
pre-tournament dinner on Friday,
Dec. 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at
the Okee-Tantie site.
The top 75 qualifiers of more
than 265 anglers who have com-
peted over the last year have been
notified of this change of venue.
All participants must pre-regis-
ter by contacting the Headturner
office at (352) 735-5022.
The Classic champion will

receive an all expense paid vaca-
tion to Las Vegas for I Cast 2006
for two to meet and mingle with
over 35,000 vendors in the fishing
business at the largest convention
of its kind in the world. The win-
ner will also receive a nice gift.
Paybacks will be based on a
full field of 75 competitors and
will be: free raffle-$1,000; Big fish
of day one: $1,000; Big fish of day
two: $1,000; first place: trip to Las
Vegas; second place: $2,000; third
place: $1,500; fourth place:
$1,000; fifth place: $750; sixth
place: $500; seventh place: $500;
eighth place: $500; ninth place:
$500; 10th place: $500; mystery
weight for tournament: $250 and
Lucky 13th for tournament: $250.
The Rookie of the Year will

receive $500 plus a nice gift.
Angler of the Year for the two-
day trail will receive an all
expense paid trip to Las Vegas for
I Cast 2006 for two plus a nice gift.
Angler of the Year for the one-
day trail will receive all tourna-
ment entry fees paid for the 2006
season including the three "Big
Dawg" events to be held plus a
nice gift.
The entry fee for the Class is
The 2006 Headturners3.com
schedule is: Jan. 7-Clewiston; Jan.
21-Kissimmee; Feb. 11-Harris;
March 11 and 12-Okee-Tantie;
Apr. 1-Panasoffskee; Apr.15-
Clewiston; May 13-Kissimmee;
May 27-Istokpoga; June 10-
Clewiston; June 24-Harris; July 7

and 8-Kissimmee; July 22-Istok-
poga; Aug. 12-Okee-Tantie; Aug.
26-Istokpoga; Sept. 2-Kissimmee;
Sept. 23-Okee-Tantie; Oct. 7-
Kissimmee; Oct. 21-Panasoffskee;
Nov. 4 and 5-Clewiston and Dec. 2
and 3-Kissimmee Camp Mack
Classic Championship.
The three winners of the "Big
Dawgs" will gain wild card to the
2006 Classic. Anglers will receive
a chip for each tournament they
participate in. They and the field
of 100 at the 2006 Classic will then
put all their chips into a hopper
and draw for a lucky winner of a
20 foot bass boat with a 225
horsepower engine. The top 50
anglers will pay no entry into the
2006 Classic and first place is
guaranteed to be $10,000.

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OG & CC Weekly Results

BI.G.S. League
Nov. 8: First place-Joe Albrechta. Second place-Bruce Syjud.
Last place-Ida Curtis. Closest to pin-(2) Russ Adams, (8) Ken Bur-
nette, (11) Ben Burdeshaw and (17) Ken Burnette.
Nov. 11 First place-Harry White. Second place-Sunni Adams.
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PI.G.S. League
Nov. 8: First place-Joe Albrechta. Second place-Bruce Syjud.
Last place-Ida Curtis. Closest to pin-(2) Russ Adams, (8) Ken Bur-
nette, (11) Ben Burdeshaw and (17) Ken Burnette.
Nov. 11: First place-Harry White. Second place-Sunni Adams.
Last place-John Nickerson. Closest to pin-(2) Bob Weaver, (8) Bob
Weaver, (11) Bruce Syjud and (17) Bruce Syjud.

Sports Briefs

Baptist 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. Evaluation night for those wishing to
participate will be on Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. for
grades one through four. Evaluation 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 girls. The cost is $55 per child and covers
all they will need to participate. The league will run for nine weeks,
with practice one hour per week. Games will be scheduled on Sat-
urdays, with each game taking one hour. For information contact
the ROC at (863) 467-7625 or Jeff Hilliard at (863) 634-2342.

0.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 Okeechobee High School gym.

IRCC announces volleyball academy
The Indian River Community College volleyball program has
created the Indian River Volleyball Academy, a joint AAU/USA V
Juniors volleyball club. The Academy 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 tournaments 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

Men's softball games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and Recreation has announced that their
men's adult softball league began on Wednesday. All games will be
played at the adult 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There have been no games scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.

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endometriosis, infertility and menstrual abnormalities.
Dr. Bradfield is also experienced in evaluation and treatment of
pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence.

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Diabetes rates highest for African Americans

TAMPA -- Diabetes exacts a
steep toll on African Americans
- in suffering, deaths and med-
ical costs. That's why health
advocates are targeting African
Americans in particular this Dia-
betes Awareness Month for this
life-saving message: get
screened and adopt healthy
lifestyle changes now.
African Americans are more
likely than any other ethnic
group to develop type 2 diabetes
and they are far more likely to
die from it. In a 2001 compara-
tive analysis, the death rate for
African Americans in Florida
with diabetes was more than
double the death rate for the His-
panic/Latino population and
almost triple the Caucasian
death rate for people with dia-
Compared to white Ameri-
cans, African Americans experi-
ence higher rates of three dia-
betes complications -

blindness, kidney failure and
amputations. They also experi-
ence greater disability from
these complications due in part
to delays in diagnosis and treat-
ment, denial of diabetes and
high blood pressure.
And that's expensive. Annual
healthcare costs for people with-
out diabetes amounted to $2,560
per person in 2002, compared to
$13,243 for people with dia-
"The number of deaths each
year is highly preventable," said
Dr. Sumesh Chandra, Leadership
Council Member of the Ameri-
can Diabetes Association of
Southwest Florida and leading
adult endocrinologist. "Half of
the battle is getting diagnosed.
With local screenings people
with diabetes can then get the
treatment they need and go on
to lead active, productive lives."
Approximately 2.7 million or
11.4 percent of all African Ameri-

cans aged 20 years or older have
diabetes. Of these, one-third of
them are not aware they have
the disease.
Besides early detection,
experts say people can reduce
their risk of type 2 diabetes sig-
nificantly by losing weight if they
are obese, increasing their level
of exercise and adopting a
healthier diet.
A recent study completed by
the Diabetes Prevention Pro-
gram showed that 30 minutes of
moderate physical activity a day
and a 5 to 10 percent reduction
in body weight produced a 58
percent reduction in the devel-
opment of the disease.
Among the lifestyle changes
that can decrease the risk of
developing diabetes are these:
Eat breakfast every day.
Keep meat, poultry and fish
servings to about 3 ounces
(about the size of a deck of

Use less oil and butter. Stir
fry, broil or bake with non-stick
spray or low sodium broth.
Cook with a variety of
spices instead of salt.
Keep a water bottle handy
and drink water from it thliigh-
out the day.
Make a lew less phone
calls. Catch up with friends dur-
ing a regularly scheduled \, alk.
Park as far away as possible
at your favorite store or mall.
Take the stairs to your
Deliver a message in person
to a co-worker instead of e-mail-
Don't try to change your
entire way of eating and exercis-
ing all at once. Try one new
activity or food a week.
For additional information on
diabetes treatment and preven-
tion, go online at diabetes.org or
call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-

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as super vegetables

With the Thanksgiving sea-
son upoin us, Sweet Potatles air
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continue to call there "yai is".
Sweet Potatoes and yams are
two completely different plants.
Yams are from the plant family
Dioscoreaceae. Sweet Potatoes
are from the plant family Con-
volvulaceae and are related to
Morning Glory plants.
Sweet Potatoes are prehis-
toric plants. Yams, somewhat
younger but still quite old, are
traced to 50,000 B.C.
With the Sweet Potato plant,
the edible part is the storage
root. The edible part of the yam
is the tuber. Sweet Potatoes have
a smooth, thin skin. Yams have a
rough, scaly skin. Sweet Potatoes
are moist with a sweet flavor.
Yams are drier and more starchy
than sweet.
Nutritionally, starchy yams
just can't compare to Sweet
Potatoes. Sweet Potatoes are one
of nature's "super vegetables" -
high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Sweet Potatoes also contain cal-
cium, iron and thiamine and are
rich in fiber.
Sweet Potatoes, which are
native to North America, are
grown in many parts of the Unit-
ed States, including California
and the Carolinas. Yams originat-
ed in Africa are imported from
the Caribbean.
So how did these very differ-
ent plants become confused in
American grocery stores?
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in different colors. The first
Sweet Potatoes commercially
marketed in this country did not
have the bright orange flesh to
which we are now accustomed.
To distinguish the orange Sweet
Potatoes from their paler
cousins, a marketing executive
came up with the idea to call
them American Yams, and the
name stuck.
The United States Department
of Agriculture specifies that labels
on any produce marketed as
American Yams must also contain
the words Sweet Potatoes on the
Whatever you call them,
Sweet Potatoes are a wonderful,
naturally sweet source of nutri-
tion. A 4-ounce serving contains
only about 150 calories, but is
packed with twice the recom-
mended daily allowance of Vita-
min A. Some nutritionists have
suggested that a meal that con-
tains Sweet Potatoes and broc-
coli is not only colorful, but also
well balanced nutritionally.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy".

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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-

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren. by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A ves-
sel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is
not restricted to veterans. Call the
Postat (863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The hos-

pital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, a
push lawnmower, gardening uten-
sils and laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the above
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Auctions 105
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage Yard Sale 115
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

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
area (863)763-1997

CELL PHONE Silver Nextel
lost at Okeechobee Halloween
Festival. Reward offered.
Please call (863)697-3074


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
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CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Lawn Ornaments
These eight adorable lawn ornaments are sure to sur-
prise and delight everyone. Imagine them in the gar-
den, on the lawn, in a flower bed or even in a child's
room. Ideal for beginning do-it-yourselfers, all that's
required is some scrap lumber, a saw, sandpaper and
paint and sealer (if they're going to be displayed out-
doors). Simply trace the patterns onto wood, cut out,
sand, paint and seal.
The completed lawn ornaments range in size from
12 to 16 inches tall.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions, full-size traceable patterns, materials lists and
painting guides for eight lawn ornaments.
Lawn Ornaments plan (No. 14)... $9.95
Lawn Fun Package (No. Cl110)
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PUPS- 6 wks old, free to
good homes (863)763-5178
KITTENS- 2 Adorable, Free to
great loving homes.
KITTENS- 2, Bobtail, Gray,
Free To Good Only!


Employment -
Fu-Time 205
Medical 210
Part Time 15
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

A/C Company
looking for motivated
Good pay, benefits.
DFW. (863)763-8391
Experience & references
required. Palm City, FL.

$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
P/T or F/T position.
Equipment Operators
Needed Loader & Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818-2521

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772-597-2000 Ext. 19

Journeymen or exp.
Mechanics. Only seri-
ous self motivated
need apply. Must
have good driving
record. Weekly travel
required in FL. Paid
travel time, overtime
per diem. DFWP.
Benefits, 401k, paid
holiday & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
Experienced necessary.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shop
105 NW 5th St.
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

Full Time & Part-Time
Work weekdays & E/0 Satur-
day. Drug Free Work Place.
Apply in person, See Jim,
W & W Lumber
of Okeechobee
@ Feed Mill
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
Experience on Semi Tractor
Trailers a plus; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
needed. Pay to com-
mensurate w/exp. Call
Bruce (863)697-8840.
Must have experience &
own transportation.
Call (863)763-0881


Area's Fastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RV's
or in sales helpful, but
not necessary. Will Train
the right candidate. 6 day
work week, Mon thru Sat.
9-5, Sun. 12-4 with
week day off. Excellent
pay with Benefits.
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy 441 Soulh
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
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

Okee. 863-467-4600
or 800-458-7205
Experience required.
Full Time position avail. Please
fax resume to 863-824-0802.

Needed Part Time.
Part Time, 5 Days per week.
Call (863)467-6377

Available for private duty.
Cooking, laundry & light
cleaning. 863-634-0322
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
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We are a drug free workplace

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility

1646 Hwy. 441 North

* Drivers
High gas prices? No worries! Our mileage reimbursement
goes up with the gas prices! Work part time hours make
full time pay take CA$H home daily.
* Customer Service Representatives
Assistthe Management Team in performing Customer
service and production tasks. If you are people oriented and
energetic, we'd like to hear from you!
Join the Winning Team apply in person at the
Okeechobee location!

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

Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee

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

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Dietary (Kitchen Help)

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AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling,.asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1075 (954)309-8659

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
RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
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
& RANGE, Continuous clean-
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$200 will sep. 863-467-8254
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
(850)519-2160 LaBel!e

SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more Suc-
cessful people!

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
Windows, (7), vinyl clad, vari-
ous sizes, all new, $280 will
sell separately.
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, (6-12lbs) $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
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
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.
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion, $100 (863)675-7306.
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
OAK DESK excellent condi-
tion $300 (410)883-3612
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-

matic, 48volts, Club car,
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.

CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro-
duction w/ all accessories.
Shoots well. $150
M44 '52 7.62x5 cal. Nice
shooting gun, excellent shape.
W/ ammo & accessories.
$250 (863)763-0072
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

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). $40P 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 86-634-9620

Awning, new, white, 52x48,
$40. (863)467-1965
GENERATOR 6k watt, Bdggs
& Stratton, needs work
$400/neg. (863)467-5889
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
PIES, mother is red, father is
blue, both on premises.
BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
13wks old. Two sets of shots
& worming's. $250 each.
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
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 11I, 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
TV SONY FD WEGA 36' flat
screen w/ton of features and
wireless head phones $1000

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-
t, 10". New, only used once.
400 (772)216-5092 or
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

$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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Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

MALONE- Farmhouse & barn
on 3/4 acres. Oak, pecan &
peach trees. OnFL/AL line.
$98K Owners are realtors.
(863)634-3572 or 634-7547
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $95,000.

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Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Gar.kept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.

HONDA MOTOR 2001, 0/B, 4
Stroke, 50hp, long shaft. Mod-
el # DF50A1LRTA. Good con-
dition. $3500. (828)524-2619.

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

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-10
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

jumper $850 or best offer.
HORSE 3 y/o mustang,
needs attention, very nice
pretty needs to be broken
$400/neg. (863)634-2139
HORSE- Palomino gelding
10yr old, 15.2 hands $1500.
MARE AQHA, child safe.
Good for beginning barrels.
$1000 (863)675-4981
trail rides, trailers, for experi-
enced rider $1500

50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
good condition. $75.
14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
deck fair, good for parts, or
co cart $100 (863)357-1236
ROTO TILLER- Troybilt, 6HP,
$499 excellent condition,

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


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

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

OKEE- 3br, iba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area. Near
Blue Heron. No pets $1200.
mo. + 1st, last, $500. sec
dep to move in

OKEECHOBEE- male wants fe-
male roommate, $350/mo,
3br, 2ba, full house, all util
inc (863)467-7770.
mo., until. 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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030

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., S137.500, 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 .1005
Mobile Home Parts )ii0
Mobile Homes Rent 2l015
Mobile Homes Sale 202'i)

For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 55+ park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
OKEECHOBEE, lbr, full ba,
34', $475 mo. + 1st & Sec.
dep. Includes City water &
electric. Adult Park. Seasonal
$700., 3 mo. min.
OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land '05, 2BA, 2BA, no pets,
$850 mo. + 1st, last & Sec
Dep. (863)634-6114

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



Boats 31(105
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 30(2
Marine Miscellaneous 30125
Motorcycles 1303
Sport Vehicles ATVs 302'5

ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
20hp Electric Merc. start, fish
finder, anchors, swivel seats,
$2000 (863)635-3627.
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' x12'
Live-aboard/all comforts
With A/C, all appliances
$14,990 772-283-5673
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, trlr like new, $6500.
w/115 Johnson Outboard
motor, cover included.
TRI HAUL- 14', 40hp Mariner,
Trailer, Live well, Fish finder,
Trolling motor $1695.

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.

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

Automobiles |

Automobiles 41'?05
Autos Wanted i01J)
Classic Cars -10i5
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4O30
Four Wheel Drive 40j35
Heavy Duty Trucks 4l040
Parts Repairs 4045,
Pickup Trucks 4J51)
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers -060.
Utility Trailers 4.i65
Vans -li7C

Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
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

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

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
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 Immokalee
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.

Okeechobee County. Flonda (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sec-
tion 197 3632(3)(a) Florida Statutes of its intent to use the uniform method of
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chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such
resolution will state the need for the evy and wll contain a legal description of the
boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of
resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property to the levy, are
on file at tire Olfice o- the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida All inter-
ested persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to
any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-relerenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is

ing a special accomnnodalon or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact Debbie Jenkins at (863) 763-2131 at least seven (7) days prior to
tle date of tie hearing
Dated this 11th day of November 2005
John W Abney, Sr. Chairman
Sharon Robertson. Clerk
97789 ON 11/15,22,29,12/6/05

The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has rescheduled its No-
vember 24, 2005 regular session to convene o, i, ,,i.. .i .. 2005 at
9:00 a.m. in County Commission Chambers, .iii,,,,,,, a .,' ...1 Street,
Okeechobee, Florida
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
tie proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Clif Belts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
96092 ON 11/15/05

FORD F150 '87- 4x4, single
cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,
4 spd, $2500
FORD F250 XLT '01- 4x4,
manual, lots of extras,
$19,500 (561)262-1885.
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, 2.61tr 5
speed trans, good cond.
$950/neg. (863)447-2130
TOYOTA1/ 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
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
$450. (863)675-7275
dem axle, heavy duty, $800
or best offer (863)781-0484
or (863)781-0193.

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

Public Notices

Public Notice )5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

FILE NO.: 2005-CP-247
The administration of the estate of RUBY
ceased, whose date of death was June
30, 2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court of OKEECHOBEE County, Flori-
da, Probate Division. the address of
which is Okeechobee County Court-
house, Probate Division, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of first publication of this notice
is November 15th, 2005.
Personal Representative
By: RobertJ. Piegel
302 E. Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor
Delray Beach Florida 33483
Attorney for Personal Representative
Attorney for ROBERT J. PIEFEL

& Marqus, Chartered
Post O uice Box 1270
Fort Pierce Florida 34954
Telephone: (772) 464-8200
97919 ON 11/15,22/05
On September 30, 2005, in Okeechobee
County, Florida the Sheriff seized and
held one 1998 GMC Yukon, VIN No.
1GKEC13R6X1711529, Florida Tag
No. Q342NW. A complaint will be filed
in the Circuit Court in Okeechobee
County. Florida.
Sgt. John Rhoden
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(863) 763-3117
96330 ON 11/8,15/2005

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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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