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Vol. 97 No. 245 Saturday, September 2, 2006 504 Plus tax

Waste Management will
resume normal operations on
Thursday, Aug. 31, but will be
one day behind. They will
continue pick-up service
through Saturday, Sept. 2.
Boil water notice
for Glades County
Residents in Glades County
that have pump/well systems
that are below 18 inches or
under water: a precautionary
boil water notice is in effect
until the water crests.


Wright starts
UM season
Wright threw 18 touchdown
passes last season, tying a
school record with five in one
game. He piled up 2,403 yards
through the air, helped Miami
win nine games and was one of
the most efficient passers in the
Atlantic Coast Conference.
A good year?
Not even close at least,
not in Wright's estimation.
He will quietly acknowledge
that the numbers posted in his
first year as the Miami's starting,
quarterback were solid. But at
"Quarterback U," solid num-
bers don't make legends, so
Wright is demanding more
from himself this time around.
"You come to the University
of Miami to win a national
championship. Bottom line,"
Wright said. "And I really think
that with the guys we have, the
coaches \ e have, we have a
legitimate shot at doing that "
Corning off consecutive 9-3
seasons and a humbling 40-
3 loss to LSU in last year's Peach
Bovwl ihe Hurricanes enter
2006 ranked No. 12 nationally,
one spot behind Florida Slate,
which comes to the fOrange
Bowl Monday night for a mar-
quee season-opening
Wright knows three-loss
seasons don't please title-
starved Miami fans, who've
seen the program claim five
national crowns since 1983. He
has a simple message for those
fans: Three-loss seasons and
bowl-game drubbings aren't
good enough for him, either.
"My name is tied to a 40-3
loss for the rest of University of
Miami history," Wright said.
'And I don't want my name to
go down in the record books as
the quarterback of the 40-3 loss.
I want to be the 2007 national
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Drought Index
Current: 230
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.24 feet

Lake level
15.73 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
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Classifieds . . .12-14
Comics .. . . . ...11
Community Events . .4
Crossyvord . . . . .12
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports .. . . . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . .13
Weather . . . . . .2
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how to contact the newspaper.
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Teachers' pay issue unresolved

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
How much of a raise teachers
and non-instructional employees
will receive is still undecided.
Representatives of the Okee-
chobee County School Board
and the Okeechobee County
Education Association met for
about six hours Thursday, Aug.
31, in their continuing talks to
modify their current contract.
The school system is begin-
ning the second year of a three-

year contract with its employees.
Every three years, a new contract
in negotiated. However, in each
year of a contract either side can
propose language changes and
salaries can be renegotiated.
Most of the proposed lan-
guage changes to the contract
have been.decided. However, the
big issue pay is still unre-,
This year, both sides are con-
sidering major changes to the
pay scales for teachers and for
non-instructional employees.

In the current teacher pay
scale, there are "balloon steps"-.
with disproportionate .gaps
between them. There are t\xo
i easoni- for unequal differences
In the "
OvL dears, more money
was a|k -r the upper steps in
an effort to keep experienced
teachers. The other reason was
adding money at the starting step
to attract new teachers.
Through the years, differing
amount of money have been
added to different steps ,on the

pay scale that made dispropor-
tionate jumps between some
Under the current pay system,
a lot of money goes into the bal-
loon steps that could go toward
increasing salaries on the other
Turning to non-instructional
pay, currently there are 28 differ-
ent pay scales for a wide variety
of non-instructional employees
including bus drivers, lunchroom
workers, mechanics and secre-
taries. The union proposal

reduced these down to four pay
schedules. The dollar amount
between each step of a particular
non-instructional pay schedule
would be the same.
For teachers, the new propos-
al has 20 steps with graduated,
regular increases between the
The proposal offered by the
school board amounted to an
average increase to non-instruc-
tional personnel of 5.41 percent
See Teachers --Page 2

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Brenda O'Connor, executive
director of the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce.
"The festival has many booths
featuring everything from home-
made crafts, exotic foods, live

See Festivities Page 2

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The 2006 annual Labor Day
weekend celebration will take
place on Sept. 2,3 and 4.
The festivities will kick off on
Saturday, Sept. 2, with the open-

ing of the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerr .I.ahor
Day Festival in downlowvn Flagler
Park. Booths will be open from
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
"This year's festival promises
to be one of the most exciting
Labor Day Festivals ever," stated

4-H Club volunteer honored

By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
A "behind the scenes" vol-
unteer was honored with the
Friend of 4-H Award, at the
annual 4-H Awards Banquet
on Aug. 26 at Okeechobee
High School.
"While most of you will
define him as an Udder Bunch
Leader -- which he is he is
much, much more," said Deb-
bie Clements, who presented
the award to Wayne
"He has given of his
immense talents to the wider
4-H program, serving the State
Fair Dairy Show, the State 4-H
Dairy Show, the South Florida
Fair Livestock Committee, the
Okeechobee Youth Livestock
Show Committee, and helping
whenever he can with
fundraisers and other activities
on behalf of the entire pro-
gram. This individual is one of

those do-it-all, can-do people,"
she said.
"But perhaps the things he
does that most people proba-
bly aren't aware of are the dirty
jobs", she continued. "By that,
we mean the physical labor
and organizational talents that
it takes to accomplish difficult
tasks. He is an inventor and
craftsman with a seemingly
inexhaustible supply of energy,
determination and positive
attitude that it takes to make
things work.
"Recently, he and others
dismantled three entire milk-
ing parlors, packaged up the
pieces and presented it to 4-H.
This material will be used to
enhance, or create the parlors
for the State Fair, the State
Dairy Show and our own
show. He has built cookers,
squeeze chutes and portable
milk houses for 4-H use in the
county, at the Central Florida

and State Fairs and even for the
Mississippi 4-H program. He
donates untold hours cooking,
organizing, seeking donations
and working in the shop, all for
the benefit of the program.
"When things are broken,
need fixing and seem impossi-
bly difficult, we call Wayne,"
Ms. Clements said.
"Wayne has been an official
4-H leader for seven years, but
his daughter Kelly joined 4-H
and drug him in with her nine
years ago. Wayne is a wonder-
ful example to our 4-Hers of
selfless giving and the rewards
of doing for others. He believes
in giving selflessly so that
young people can grow up and
prosper on their way to young
adulthood. He believes in the
value of and rewards that
come with hard work, quality
workmanship and true regard
for others," Ms. Clements said.

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Wayne Buchanan was honored with the Friend of 4-H Award at
the Aug. 26 4-H Awards Banquet. Mr. Buchanan was unable to
attend the awards presentation, so members of his family
accepted the award on his behalf.

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aa prqW atns.: Setting up for Labor Day fun

UkeecnoDee News/Lorna JaDIonsKI
Barbara Eve (left) and her husband Arthur Eve (right) of Gospel Junction introduced
Grandpa and Grandma to Flagler Park Friday afternoon as they prepared for the annu-
al Labor Day Festival.

Vendors began setting up their tents Friday morning in preparation for the Labor Day
Festival in Flagler Park. The festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee County Chamber of
Commerce, will run from Sept. 2 through Sept. 4.

Festivities will kick-off in park

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2 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 2, 2006

Local man injured in roll-over accident

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Around 3:10 p.m. on Thursday,
Aug. 31, an accident involving
three vehicles occurred on S.R.
710, approximately 1.5 miles from
county route 15-A.
A green 2000 Jaguar driven by
Tylor Brhely, 22, of Okeechobee
and his passenger Scott Hilla, 41,
of Sarasota, were traveling south-
bound on S.R. 710 when Mr. Brhe-
ly attempted to pass a tractor-trail-
er truck, stated a Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP) accident report.
Neither man was wearing their
seatbelt, added the report.
George Smith, 36, from Lorida,
was driving northbound in a white
2006 Ford utility truck with a 2006
Ford minivan, driven by Suzanne
Henry, 41, of Stuart, traveling
behind him.
Mr. Smith swerved toward the
right shoulder to avoid colliding
with Mr. Brhely who then lost con-
trol, which him to lose control of
his vehicle which spun counter-
clockwise approximately 180


Continued From Page 1
entertainment, unique and special-
ty items, a puppet show, games
and delicious barbecue in the
Chamber's tent prepared by Cleve
Baker. The electric bucking bull
will also be in attendance at the
west end of Park Three."
Musical entertainment will be
under the direction of Phil Eddings.
Gospel music, under the direc-
tion of Emma Polly, will take place
at the gazebo throughout the entire
festival. The gospel entertainers
currently scheduled to appear
include Carl Fayos, Mary, Lanier,
Laura Hayes, Ross, Willis Canada,
Evelyn Shepard"Cariaan Land, Cel-
ebration Singers, Gospel Messen-
gers, New Ground, New Life
Singers and The Singing Son Rays.
"Please stop by the Chamber
tent and say 'hi'," stated Ms. O'Con-
nor. "These events take a lot of
work but speaking for the volun-
teers and staff who make it possi-
ble, it is fun."
In addition to the Labor Day Fes-
tival in the park, the Okeechobee
Cattlemen's Association will host
their annual Labor Day weekend
rodeo at the Cattlemen's Arena on
U.S. 441 North. The rodeo will run
.for three days beginning Saturday,
Sept. 2, with the finals taking place
on Monday, Sept. 4. The events will
begin at 2:30 p.m. each afternoon.
Parking is free and there will be

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
On Friday, Aug. 31, this 2000 Jaguar spun approximately 360
degrees hitting a 2006 white utility truck causing it to over-
turn twice while traveling on S.R. 710 approximately 1.5 miles
south of county road 15-A, accd ing to a Florida Highway
Patrol report. The driver sustained\serious injuries- and his
passenger sustained critical injuriesladded the repot.

degrees, stated FHP Trooper R.
Stuhr in his report.
During the spin, Mr. Brhely
reportedly struck the driver's rear
side of the truck with the passen-
ger side of his vehicle. He then

continued toward the ri t shoul-,,
der of the northbounane and
allegedly struck theAPsenger
front of the minivan with the pas-
senger front of his vehicle. The
Jaguar continued to spin another

180 degrees until it came to rest
approximately 23 feet off the right
shoulder of the northbound lane.
Mr. Brhely was ejected from the
passenger side of the vehicle and
landed next to his car.
Mr. Smith's truck was pushed
off the right shoulder of the road-
way. It overturned twice and came
to rest on its right side on a barbed
wire fence, approximately 27 feet
off the shoulder of the northbound
lane, stated Tpr. Stuhr's report.
The minivan remained on the
highway and stopped on the right
shoulder as well.
Mr. Brhely was transported to
Raulerson Memorial Hospital by
ambulance with serious injuries.
His passenger, Mr. Hilla, was trans-
ported to St. Mary's Hospital by
ambulance with critical injuries,
stated the FHP report.
Mr. Smith sustained minor
injuries and Ms. Henry was unin-
jured. Neither were transported for
medical treatment.
The FHP report added that the
accident remains under investiga-

News Briefs

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural produc-

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
outboard motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which
is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are
urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-;, or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Agri-civie center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tues-
days of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
er's office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension office at
458 U.S. 78 N. Persons 18 years of age and younger are required to
wear helmets.
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.

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crafts booth in Flagler Park for the annual Labor Day weekend festival.
refreshments available at the chobee. Participants will line up on onto S.R. 70 and continue along to
arena. the side streets behind the U-Save The Country Cooler at the corner
The annual Labor Day parade Supermarket and will work their of West North Park Street and S.R.
will kick off at 10:30 a.m. on Mon- way north on U.S. 44 1 to the inter- 70 where the parade route will ter-
day, Sept. 4, in downtown Okee- section of S.R. 70, then turn west minate.

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including benefits.
For teachers, the proposed
Average increase was 4.46 per-
cent including benefits.
Chief school board negotiator
Sam Lee said the rationale for the
difference in percentage between
instructional and non-instruction-
, al personnel is that the pay steps
M, for non-instructional personnel
are smaller so the percentage
should be larger.
- p The union objected to the way
the proposed raises were figured
- noting that employees would not
- see those percentage in their pay-
checks. They thought an increase
including school-board-paid ben-

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efits would be confusing. They
preferred using percentages that
would show what the increase
would be to an employee's pay-
The union is currently check-
ing to make sure no non-instruc-
tional personnel lose money in
the changeover to the new pay
They also offered a counter
proposal on the teacher salary
Talks will resume at 8 a.m. on
Sept.15, and continue all day if
necessary. That is a teacher work-
day and both sides hope to reach
an agreement on that date.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached

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light. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly cloudy with numerous showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. Wind will be from the
east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent.


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OMS Warriors announce upcoming events Education Briefs

The OMS Warriors thankfully
made it through this week, after a
brief interruption by Tropical Storm
Ernesto on Wednesday.
Congratulations also go out to
the 2006 OMS Warrior Volleyball
team members. Making the team
are Savannah Asmussen, Rebekan
Bryan, Jamie Cox, Taydra DelPrete,
Robbi Erwin, Samantha Flecha,
Brittany Freeman, Karli Holtkamp,
Darby Jones, Jordan Maynard, Ali
Nunez, Aimee Nunez, Marie Ren-
franz, Aubrey Robertson, Maranda
Serrano, Carissa Tyson, Stevie
Brantley, Brooke Snyder, Destiny
Nunez, and Farah Elhindi. We look
forward to a season of success
from these ladies.
On Thursday, students smiled
prettily for their annual school por-
trait. Again this year, pictures will be
coming back in a few weeks as a
proof, and families can place their
orders then. Judging from the spiffy
looks of many of the students, this
year's photos will be great! We
encourage all families to participate
in the purchase of photos, as it's a
wonderful way to remember the
middle school years, and it helps
generate funds for our school.
Upcoming Events: September 4 No
School Labor Day Holiday, Sep-
tember 6-7 Bus Evacuation drills,
September 11 OMS volleyball and
soccer teams travel to Oslo Middle
School for their first game.

Submitted to the Okeechobee News/YMS
We enthusiastically report the following students received the honor of Students of the
Week. Those photographed are (left to right- front row), Carma Rowlett, Johanna Trimble,
Jorden Bolan, Dean Radebaugh. Back row, Benjamin Kielbasa, Dennis Cummings, Jose Gar-
cia, and Tony Bowers. Congratulations, students!

Ronald McDonald to
visit library Sept. 15
Ronald McDonald will appear at
the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W 16th St., on Friday, Sept.
15, at 3:30 p.m. He will be at the
library to promote the McDonald's
Reading Challenge program and
encourage children in grads kinder-
garten through five to visit their
local libraries and obtain a library
card throughout the month of Sep-
tember. During the program, chil-
dren who sign up for a library card
or show a valid library card will
receive a Reading Challenge Visit
Card and coupons for free McDon-
ald's food, while supplies last.
Complete rules for the McDonald's
Reading Challenge are available at
the Okeechobee County Library.
For information, call (863) 763-
Dallas Brass to
perform at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-
member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will-
appear in the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7
p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or
a family of four for only $20. To
obtain tickets, send a check made
out to the OHS Band to Lonnie
Kirsch, Okeechobee High School,
2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl.,

34972. A special section will be
reserved for Okeechobee school
employees. For information, con-
tact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
YMS collecting
printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is
collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for
credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To
donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at
YMS, 925 N.W 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or
call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free
Ornament sales benefits
senior scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Edu-
cators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament.
The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass andincludes a numbered cer-
tificate and historical information.
Each ornament is $15. All proceeds
from the sale of the ornaments will
go to the ORE scholarship. To pur-
chase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-
2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755;
Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487;
Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or
Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Places to Go Club
Okeechobee County 4-H Places to Go Club members were among those honored at the
4-H Awards Banquet on Aug. 26 at Okeechobee High School. Leisure Arts Project Medals
went to Katie Brummett, Garnet Brummett and Vanessa Watt. Project Completion Medals
went to Cady McGehee, Jacob McGehee and John McGehee. (Club members who were
present at the banquet are pictured.)

Chobee Crackers
Members of the Okeechobee County Chobee Crackers 4-H Club honored at the annu-
al awards banquet on Aug. 26 at Okeechobee High School included swine project
award recipients Jamie Jones, Jessica Humphrey, Jess Wolff, Rebekah Benenet,
Allyson Trimble, Jenna Wolff, Emily Murrow, Taylor Lowe and Johanna Trimble; beef
project award recipients Jessica Humphrey, Allyson Trimble, Jenna Wolff, Felipe
Soto, Diana Rodriguez, Markite Skeen, Justin Wolff, Jess Wolff, Christina Talley and
Johanna Trimble; horse project award recipient Jacalyn Sutton; rabbit project award
recipients Evan Soto and Natalee Trimble; and, poultry project award recipients
Natalee Trimble, Peter Jones and Jessica Turgeon. Also honored were the livestock
judging team members Allyson Trimble, Jenna Wolff, Jessica Humphrey and Jess
Wolff; Cloverbud participants Kassie Welden, Peter Jones, Julia Weldon and Evan
Soto. Service awards went to Julia Weldon and Jessica Turgeon. Fabulous fundrais-
er honors went to Allyson Trimble, Rebekah Bennett, Jamie Jones, Taylor Lowe and
Natalie Trimble. (Club members who were present at the banquet are pictured. For
more 4-H photos, see upcoming editions of the Okeechobee News.)


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Chobee Roundup
Okeechobee Coumty 4-Hers enjoyed the annual 4-H awards banquet on Saturday, Aug.
26. Chobee Roundup 4-H Club awards included Top Record keeper Jenna Mullis, Top
Swine Producer Mark Weir, Above and Beyond Award winners Tyler Miller, Aubrey Robert-
son, Taylor Pearce, Bailey Kirton, Shyanne Prescott, Lisa Thiboult and Jared Prescott,
Swine Project Award winners Jared Prescott, Drew Selvey and Mark Wier, Rabbit Project
Award winners Taylor Pearce and Jenna Mullis. Project completion awards went to Megan
Benbow, Jordan Faircloth, Jessica Jarriel, Amy Lambert, Wesley Mims, Chandler Pearce,
Jared Phares, Rachel Rock, Brooke Stokes, Bryan Walpole, Channing Williams, William
Campbell, Aubrie Holmes, Justin Jarriel, Kaitlynn Lawrence, Justin Morgan, Jared
Pearce, Kerry Potter, Garrett Rucks, Lisa Thiboult, Mark Weir, Tuff Durrance, Courtney
Holmes, Bailey Kirton, Janelle Markham, Jenna Mullis, Taylor Pearce, Jared Prescott,
Drew Selvey, David Thomas, Emily Wherrell, Gage Faircloth, Raylee Holmes, Amanda
Lamberti, Tyler Milrot, Cali pearce, Jacqueline Phares, Aubrey Robertson, Danyelle
Sheffield, John Thomas and Sara Wherrell. (Club members who were present at the ban-
quet are pictured.)

Ethel Hortman
Ethel Hortman, age 72, of
died Aug. ,31,
2006 at St.
Lucie Medical
Center in Port
St. Lucie. She
was born Nov.
12, 1933, in
Butler, Ga. and
had been a Ethel
resident of Ethelrman
Okeechobee man
for the past 19
years. She was a member of the
Oakview Baptist Church,
enjoyed spending time with her
family, and gardening.
She is preceded in death by
her son, Barry Earl Hortman.

She is survived by her hus-
band of 52 years, Earl Hortman of
Okeechobee; her daughter Mar-
cia (Mike) Brantley of Okee-
chobee; her brothers, Ferrell
(Ann) Montgomery, and Edward
(Gwen) Montgomery of
Butler,Ga.; and her sisters Evelyn
Morrel, Eula Jenkins of Butler,
Ga., and Lula Poole of Thomas-
ton, Ga. She is also survived by
her grandchildren, Marci
(Wayne) Weseman and Kelly
(Jason) Harrell of Okeechobee,
Nicole (Scott) Bird, and Ricky
Albert of Gulf Breeze, and Derek
and Tyler Hortman of Okee-
chobee; and her step-grandchil-
dren, Jessica Brantley and Wesley
Harrell. In addition, she is sur-
vived by her great-grandchildren,

Andrew Wine and Maci Wese-
man of Okeechobee; her daugh-
ter-in-law, Angela Cooper; and
her extended family, Rick (Beth)
Albert of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, at
Oakview Baptist Church. Services
will be held at 10:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, Sept. 5. Pastor Charlie
Rice will officiate. Interment will
be held at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can
be made in her name to the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd Street, Okeechobee
FL, 34974.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-

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Letter to the Editor

Take time our society. Even though they are
disabled, they still make a differ-
to vote Tuesday ence.
With elections just around the We presently have a lease with
corner, it's that time when we, as the county so that we can do
a community, can have a say as to what we are hrehere to do in serving
what is happening in our public this sector of the community. But
affairs. instead of preparing to return to
Okeechobee is growing at a the rehabilitation center by the
fast and furious pace and I'm sure court house, we find ourselves
that the responsibilities that our facing implacable county com-
county leaders have are many. missioners who are determined
Nevertheless, however difficult to end the lease and sweep our
the nature of such leadership, I disabled citizens under the rug in
am quite sure that the needs of the hopes that they will just go
our citizens should be a priority. I away. They are more concerned
specifically am speaking of the with turning the rehabilitation
needs of Okeechobee's disabled center into a parking lot for the
citizens and their families, new courthouse.
We at The ARC are working We need at least one county
every day for the needs of this sec- commissioner who is willing to
tor of the community. We are work with us to return our con-
struggling to fill these needs in sumers to their facility. Presently,
cramped quarters sincehethe 2005 we do not have one single com-
hurricane season forced us to missioner who is will to work
temporarily relocate until the towards that end.
buildings can be repaired. That's why I would like to
FEMA has given us a grant to encourage our citizens to please
rebuild the badly damaged reha- take a few minutes out of your
bilitation center. We anticipate a day and vote. It is my sincerest
new physical therapy room, a hope that a few new faces in
music and exercise room, a new county government will support
kitchen and dining area, offices and promote the needs of the dis-
and more space for our con- abled in our community.
sumers' thrift store which pro-
duces jobs for them. These jobs NancyZiegler,
are very important to our con- executive director,
sumers as they are contributing to The ARC of Okeechobee

Community Events

OSAC plans lunch meeting .
, The OkeechobeeSubstance Abuse Coalition risk/assessment com-
mittee will meet Monday, Sept. 11, from noon until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. For information, call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064 or
Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown bag lunch meeting.
Church will host bingo games
Bingo at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will
start Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-3727.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meeting will
be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall at 425 S.W. 28 St. Lunch will be
served. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Healthy Start group to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. within the New Endeavors school building. This meeting is
open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and imple-
menting services for infants and pregnant women. The Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting
healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For
more information about the coalition, contact executive director Kay
Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Ministry plans special night
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale will host a special night on
Thursday, Sept. 14, with food at 6 p.m., and fellowship, gospel music
and a service to follow at 7 p.m. Reverend Marsha Yoder of the Fellow-
ship Ministries of LaBelle will deliver the service. Hand & Hand Min-
istries will also welcome its new minister, Reverend Adam Lanai. For
information, call (863) 612-0640.

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Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone'is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
(863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go
towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S,. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For Informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For Information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meeis every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Martha's House support groups meet'each Wednesday. Spanish'
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m.' at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
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.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Tantie Quilters meet 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) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call. (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-2425.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 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) 763-5996.
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) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church,200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shidelan Graham &r irehn
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 768-0202.
the Social Security Administration Office has fioved to the Onhe
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., In Okeechobee. Representatives Will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic

Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N,W. Third St. Paf
information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA Will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone Interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941,
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeeohobeed and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, Infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at HMaspie at 411 8,E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 460-2321.

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Community Events

Botanical gardens topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Sept. 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be rebroadcast at I and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. Special guests will be
Cris Adams, president of the board of directors, and Vickie Stra-
effer, development coordinator, of Heathcote Botanical Gar-
dens. The topic will be the upcoming Heathcote au natural
fundraiser, and exposing local dignitaries and celebrities to local
artists. For information, contact Heathcote Botanical Gardens at
(7720 464-4627; or, visit their web site at www.heathcotebotani-

Lions Club plan fundraiser
The Okeechobee Lions Club will be selling beans, cornbread
and iced tea in Flagler Park in conjunction with the Labor Day
festivities on Sept. 2, 3 and 4. All proceeds will be the
Florida Lions Camp for visually handicapped children. The
money will be used to repair cabins damaged by the recent hur-

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will
be held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Church offering special class
The Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N., is offering
a free class taught by Reverend Frank Adams on the importance
of a healthy mind. The class will begin Sunday, Sept. 3, and will
last for 12 weeks. The class will start at 9:30 a:m. each Sunday.
The class will cover the relationship between one's thoughts
and physical control and spiritual health. For information, call
(863) 763-3736.

Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold an open house on each Sunday in September (Sept. 3, 10,
17 and 24). Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contempo-
rary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For infor-
mation, contact the church office at (863) 763-4021.

Post #9528 has membership drive
VFW Post #9528 will host its annual membership apprecia-
tion dinner and membership drive starting at noon on Monday,
Sept. 4. The Post will be open for inspection and all members
are asked to attend. All who are interested in joining the VFW,
the Ladies Auxiliary, the Male Auxiliary, members of the
AMVETS or the Ladies AMVETS Auxiliary are invited. Food will
be served from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. There will be entertain-
ment from I until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-2882.

Ronald McDonald to visit library
Ronald McDonald will appear at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. He
will be at the library to promote the McDonald's Reading Chal-
lenge program and encourage children in grads kindergarten
through five to visit their local libraries and obtain a library card
throughout the month of September. During the program, chil-
dren who sign up for a library card or show a valid library card
will receive a Reading Challenge Visit Card and coupons for free
McDonald's food, while supplies-last .Complete rules for the
McDonald's Reading Challenge are available at the Okeechobee
County Library. For information, call (86):. 7633536.. :. -

Shared Services Network meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting at 1:30
p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in the board room of the Okeechobee
County School Administration Building, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem
solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of
our local decision makers. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Scrapbooking party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, Sept. 8,
from 6 until 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This
month there will be a demonstration on the use of punches to
enhance your scrapbook pages and handmade cards. There will
also be a representative from Creative Memories to assist you
with your scrapbooking questions and needs. For information,
call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept.
8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The
sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer
House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee.

Children's Ranch plans grand opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
grand opening celebration of the Heritage Home on Saturday,
Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and light
refreshments will be served.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the St. Theresa
Catholic Church fellowship hall at Chobee Loop and S.R, 78 in
Buckhead Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.
9, and Saturday, Sept. 16. The tuition is $10 per person and must
be paid by Sept. 9, and must be paid by check. Participants do
not have to be AARP members or have AARP auto insurance.
Participants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insur-
ance discounts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact
instructor Mrs, DJ. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting

The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be
held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-1
Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small,
non-competitive club for children 5 to 18 years of age, Members
learn how to select and care for small animals. They are hot
required to sell their animals, but do show them at county
events. At their first meeting, club members will elect officers
and make plans for the year. Local veterinarian Dr. James Letchl
er will also attend the meeting to talk about raiding rabbits and
poultry. Anyone wanting to become a member of the Barnyard
Buddies is invited to the Sept, 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at
the Okeechobee County 4=H Extension office Moftday-Friday,
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 pm, Pot ItIformation, call the extOfsilot
office at (863) 763-6469.


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 2, 2006


Lady Brahmans roll on; improve record to 5-0

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Lady Brahman varsity vol-
leyball team took to the court
ranked number one in the state
Thursday evening to take on the
challenge of the Lady Bulldogs of
South Fork High School.
When the evening was over, the
Lady Brahmans headed back to
their locker room with three more
wins under their belts. They ran
over the Lady Bulldogs in the first
game 25-12; put the Lady Bulldogs
away 25-17 in the second game;
and, finished the dogs off 25-20 in
the third game.
The varsity was paced by Katie
Bryan with five kills and four
blocks; Tierra Allen with seven
kills, 13 digs and nine service
points; Shaunaye Brown with 21
assists and four aces; and, Kelley
Smiley with 11 kills.
The junior varsity got off to a
slow start, dropping the first game
25-23, but came roaring back to
take the last two games 25-17 and
15-11 to claim the victory.
Both teams now have 5-0 sea-
son records.
The Lady Brahmans will see
action again on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at
the Okeechobee High School gym-
nasium when they take on the
Lady Sharks of Sebastian River in
an important conference match-
Action begins at 6 p.m. for the
junior varsity and 7 p.m. for the var-
sity squad.

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The Lady Brahmans came into Thursday night's match-up ranked first in the state in division
4-A volleyball and proved that the ranking was no fluke as they downed the Lady Bulldogs
In three straight games In front of an exuberant home crowd.

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and Lady Bulldog teams pounded the ball back and forth
across the net Thursday evening at the Okeechobee High
School gym. The Lady Brahmans were victorious In three
straight games, 25-12, 25-17 and 25-20.

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Sports Briefs

Hoop, cheerleading
sign ups start Sept. 5
Registration will begin for the
Upward Basketball and Cheer-
leading Program at the First Bap-
tist Recreation Outreach Center,
310 S.W. Fifth St., Sept. 5 through
Nov. 21.
This program is for boys and
girls in grades one through six.
There will be equal playing time
and teams.
Teams will practice one hour
per week and have one game.
Each child will receive a uniform,
plus post-game and post-season
The cost of the program is $60
per child.
For information, call (863) 467-

O.C.R.A. will
meet Wednesday
O.C.R.A.'s monthly meeting
will be Wednesday, Sept. 6, at
7:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex.
OCRA grid
sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tack-
le football, flag football and cheer-
leading programs will take place
Sept. 9, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex, 580 N.W. 27th Lane,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This will
be the last day to sign up for this
Parents and/or guardians must

accompany the child being
enrolled. A copy of the child's
birth certificate is required.
The enrollment fee for tackle
football is $75 per player, and $60
per participant in the flag football
and cheerleading programs.
These programs are open to
children 6 to 12 years of age.
Youth soccer
sign-ups slated
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks and Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held each week-
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and
will end on Friday, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at the
department's office at 640 N.W.
27th Lane in the Okeechobee

County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per
The league will consist of five
divisions: 14 and under, 12 and
under, 10 and under, 8 and under
and 6 and under. Parents will be
required to present a copy of the
participant's birth certificate at the
time of registration. The partici-
pant's age as of Dec. 31, 2006, will
determine their age division.
The minimum enrollment for
each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally
and are scheduled to begin Satur-
day, Sept. 30. League play will end
before Christmas.
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Lot # 8 &8 9 10 AC Ranchette, Gated
Community Paved Roadi $375,900
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We're Not Your Typical Home Builder REALTOR-TalorCreekRealEstate
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S.E. 2 7th Street in Taylor Creek Jsl$es $o2.,o00 Seller
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More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors: .-

Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
SHymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as 'PITI." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, If you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
4 9 Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.

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Bits and Spurs
4-Hers in the Okeechobee County Bits and Spurs Club were among those taking honors at the awards banquet on Aug.
26 at Okeechobee High School. Horse project medals were earned by Sarah Davis, Taylor Lowe, Caitlyn Peaden, Megan
Mullin, Kayla Davis, Sarah Payne, Laranda Southerland, Carly Enfinger, Michaela Miller, Jessie Cofield, Jaycee Turgeon,
Josie Wallace, Rachel Muros, Christine Talley, Casey Lewis, Shiloh Anuez, Joshua Keese, Rachel Byasse, Sarah Ander-
son and Katie Brummett. Club members who were present at the banquet are pictured.

IRCC offers arts academy for students

FORT PIERCE If you have
children ages 3-17 who are inter-
ested in the performing arts, you'll
want to check out Indian River
Community College's (IRCC) Per-
forming Arts Academy.
Beginning in September, class-
es for children and teens in the-
atre, music and dance instruction,
as well as full-scale performances,
are available. Shows to be pre-
sented this year will be the junior
versions of "Oklahoma" in the fall,
and "The Music Man" in the
Interested parents and students
are invited to contact the Perform-
ing Arts Academy, which is
housed on the IRCC main campus
at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.

The phone number is (772) 462-
The Performing Arts Academy
will include dance workshops;
private and group music lessons,
both vocal and instrumental; visu-
al arts, and the Music Makers
string players; theatre workshops
for production, and technical skill
building; Youth Musical Theatre;
and, the Treasure Coast Commu-
nity Youth Chorus and Communi-
ty Percussion Ensemble.
The dance workshops will
offer instruction in beginning bal-
let, tap, hip-hop and jazz. Classes
are available fdr students in grades
1-4 and grads 5-8 in basic skills,
steps and terminology and are
taught by IRCC dance students.

Volunteerism Award

Pre-ballet classes will be offered to
children aged 3,4 and 5.
A drawing studio will be
offered for young artists ages 10-
15. Materials are-included in the
cost of the two-hour, Tuesday
evening visual arts class.
Private music instruction will
be available in voice, piano,
strings, wind instruments and per-
cussion. Each student will have an
introductory interview with the
instructor to determine the appro-
priate method and level of instruc-
tion. Group vocal music lessons
will establish the basic fundamen-
tals i local l technique through
demonstration and pertorrtiance
Great opportunities for young
string players are available at the

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken

Okeechobee County 4-H members Kelly Buchanan, Jamie Burnham, Michael Coker (not
pictured), Austin Pluskot and Raychel Rabon were honored with the Rudy Suchel Spirit
of Volunteerism Award at the 2005-06 4-H Awards Banquet held Aug. 26 at Okeechobee
High School. The award is in memory of Master Gardener Rudy Suchel.

academy. Lessons for both ele-
mentary aged students who want
"to learn their string instrument, as
well as more experienced middle
school aged students with music
reading ability and one year of
strings experience are offered.
The Music Makers is a group of
young string players who meet
weekly and prepare string litera-
ture for performance. Students
must audition for the middle
school Music Makers.
The theatre workshops are -
open to students, ages 6-9 and 9-
17, with a focus on creative ideas
using voice and movement. Stu-
dents .ill learn ho\ 1to communi-
cate ideas, concepts and feelings
through dramatic actions and
explore acting through their sens-
Auditions are required for the
performance-oriented production
workshops and Youth Musical
Theatre. The production work-
shops are rehearsal based and will
culminate in a production.
Students, ages 10-17, partici-
pating in the Youth Musical The-
atre will share their talents and
experience the joy of performing.
The students that are cast will per-
form the junior versions of "Okla-
homa" and "The Music Man" at
the IRCC McAlpin Fine Arts Center.
The Performing Arts Academy
is made possible through the
Community Endowed Teaching
Chair in Fine Arts awarded by the
IRCC Foundation to Dr. Dale E.
Rieth, IRCC professor of music
and director of the academy.
Working with Dr. Rieth will be
Jane Whitaker, IRCC's Musical
Theatre specialist who serves as
the liaison for the Performing Arts
Academy with the St. Lucie, Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee
county school districts.
Applications for the Perform-
ing Arts Academy are now being
accepted. Information regarding
registration and fees for the Per-
forming Arts Academy can be pro-
vided by calling (772) 462-7695 or
1-866-866-IRCC (4722).

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The anchor holds in spite of the storm

By Rev. James Dawson
Assistant pastor, First United
Methodist Church
Storms are nothing new to the
people of Okeechobee. We have
weathered many storms in the
past couple of years, and even one
just a few days ago. But-the one
thing that I have found to be true in
these inconveniences of life is, as
the song says. . "the anchor
holds, in spite of the storm." This
Saturday, I want to share with you
an absolute truth that is for every-
one who is reading this article,
which is, no matter what kind of
misfortune a storm in your life
might have brought your way (lit-
erally or figuratively) Jesus is the
anchor that will hold you together.
"And he [Jesus] said to them
[Jesus' disciples], 'Why are you
fearful, 0 you of little faith?' Then
He arose and rebuked the winds
and the sea, and there was a great
calm." (Matthew 8:26, NKJV).
When the storms of life come
rolling in, and their destructive
forces seems more than you can
bear, only those who have little to
no faith are fearful. Those whose
eyes are fixed on the potential
destructiveness of the storm are
the ones who are afraid. They cry
out to God to tell Him how big the
storm is, and that they are afraid of
its harm. They cry out because
they are scared of the storm's
destructive force. They cry out
because they are afraid to die.
They cry out because they don't
believe in anything other than
what they know and that is the
world in which they live. They crN
out because they know that the
world they live in can't save then.
They cry out because they realize
that they need to be saved.
To you Jesus says, "Why are
you fearful, 0 you of little faith""
What Jesus is saying is, "Why are
you afraid when the welfare of
your life is threatened?" People
don't express fear when they ha. e
enough money in their pocket
People don't express fear when
they and their loved ones are safe
and secure. People don't express
fear when calamities are not head-
ing their way. So why are you wrho
are supposed to be a Christian i in
the case of His disciples, a follower
of Christ), fearful and afraid when
storms of life come rolling your
way? Is it possible, Jesus is saying
to you, that you really have little
faith in the fact that I love .bu" s it
also possible that Jesus is saying to
you that you have little faith in the
fact that I am always with you? Or,
is it possible that Jesus is really say-
ing to you that you really have little
to no faith in me? ,

from the
The truth is the disciples at this
point in their relationship with
Christ didn't know what to believe.
The world's way is one of certain
death but they weren't ready or
willing to die just yet. They wanted
to live and be prosperous. They
were too young to die and they
had good reason to be afraid
because the storm they faced
would certainly claim their lives
according to everything they
knew. This was why their faith was
weak. This is why they were afraid.
Everything, they knew came from
their knowledge of the world.
They had little to no knowledge of
who Jesus was to them.
Does your knowledge of the
world and the things in it keep you
afraid when your health, welfare,
safety, security, and calamities
come storming into your life? If so,
then you are a person of little faith.
You are a person who cries out to
Jesus to tell Him how big the
storm is. You are a person who
really doesn't fully understand
what you believe in, because your
faith isn't test proven. Your faith
has been tested and it failed.

The victory comes when we
have an understanding that we
fully believe in. It comes when we
stop telling Jesus how big the
storms of life are and start telling
the storms how big our Jesus is.
We need to understand what
Jesus would do and do it. Ask
yourself, what would Jesus do
(WWJD). You find that answer in
His Word.
Remember the scripture we
are using? Let's see if there is an
answer for us. Look at the last sen-
tence. It reads, '"Then He arose
and rebuked the winds and the
sea, and there was a great calm."
Jesus did two things. He arose
and He rebuked the storm. Mean-
ing, Jesus faced this storm and
rebuked it. Jesus was victorious
because He wasn't afraid to face
the storm because He knew His
Heavenly Father was with Him.
Jesus was also victorious because
of His faith that He had to speak
the words that the winds and the
sea had to obey. Jesus showed His
disciples and us, why we should
never fear or be afraid again. The
things of this world and the
knowledge thereof are under the
authority of Jesus Christ. We truly
are victorious over every storm we
face in our life, because of who
Jesus is.
When Jesus calmed the winds
and the sea, the disciples who had
little faith back then would go on

to see their faith in Christ increase
so much that their storms of life
had little to no effect on them
because they knew who their
Jesus was and is. He was and is the
one who helped them face their
storms in life and He was and is
the one who gave them the words
to rebuke the evil they had to face
on a daily basis. And all of them
came to know that the only truth
worth living for and dying for was
and is founded and grounded in
their belief and relationship with
Jesus Christ. They didn't fear death
because they knew who their Sav-
ior was and is. He was and is the
one who, when they needed to be
saved from their certain death and
damnation, stood up and rebuked
the winds and the sea and greatly
calmed their storm.
Isn't it time to quit crying about
)the storms in your life and face
them? Isn't it time to be a person
of great faith instead of one of little
faith? Isn't it time to '"fix your eyes
upon Jesus" (Hebrews 12:2) and
let His Word enrich your life with
faith that comes by '"hearing the
Word of God" (Romnans 10:17).
Then instead of going to Wal-Mart
this Sunday morning, sleeping in,
or going on some family or per-
sonal trip, isn't it time that you
make a commitment to Jesus and
go to church? Isn't it time to leave
the storms of life behind us once
and for all?

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Traditional Sunday Worship:
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Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)

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Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Meal 5:45 p.m. Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
3 Linda Rd. (BHR) (863) 357-6500
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 1,
through Thursday, Sept. 7, are as
Theatre I "Ant Bully" (PG)
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.
Theatre II "Step Up" (PG-13)
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.
Theatre III "Accepted" (PG-
13) 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
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, mnatinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


EYDC needs
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth DevelopTnent Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy.. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863),
763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts.-You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Bo6ok"Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart- and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You .will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading.,

Food Pantry
is open.
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until

Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.

One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.

Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at

Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernayat (863) 357-0047.

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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

CATS (2) Neutered males. Call
to ID. (863)357-3225
MALE BEAGLE w/camo col-
lar w/bone print. No tag.
Hwy.98 on Lofton (144th
lr3rf I Frer,lly 863 .82 -026-7
METAL WALKER, in fron of Di-
vision of Forestry office.

Reward! (863)467-7415

male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
CATS (2), To good homes. 1
neutered male & 1 spayed
* female. (863)467-7536
CHEVY P/U 82, V8, Auto,
Utility bed, Lift gate. All dis-
sembled. FREE! You haul!
*male. Free to good home.
21/2 mo. old w/shots &
worming. (863)763-8892
PITBULL, To good home,
male, 1 yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
moving. (863)634-9493


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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Tone 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
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Sales 230

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Child Care eded 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books I Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 645
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cr'iiseps ." 590
Drapes, Liens 9 Fabrics 595
Firepllade'Fiture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sportingf Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C 21/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350.

machine, about 50-60 years
old. $40 (225)753-0205

GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
with top freezer, 16.5 cu ft,
$100 (863)983-7775
side, White, 33", Excellent
condition $200.
STOVE, Hotpoint, Electric,
good condition, $30.
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty & DRYER, Kenmore, 90
series. $150 for both, will
sep. (863)697-3316

SCHWINN 1955- Original con-
dition, $700. (863)467-5756.
SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.

CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
DOUBLE SINK- with faucet, al-
mond, $10 (863)675-1098

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PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
SHOP LIGHTS (4), holds (4)
fluorescent bulbs. $50 for
all, will separate.

STAIRCASE, White, wood
grain/fiberglass with railing,
2"w x 32"h x 441. $95
(863)599-0833 Clewiston

37"W x 38"L. Slide up/down.
$50 for all. 863-697-2044

CARPET- 8.5X 11 white,
never used, t15.00
PIER 1, Natural Grass woven
rug. New. 90 sq. ft. $100 or
best offer. (863)531-0093

CRIB & MATTRESS, Like new,
all .wood crib. $170
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$125 (863)612-5037 La-

good condition. $200 or best
offer. (863)697-8084
color w/mattress. NICE! Dk.
Wood Cradle, $100/both.
Will sell sep. 863-357-1032

'SCRUBS- 15 tops, Some
pants Size small. $50.

Life sized, painted, handmade
by artist, $275. 863-763-3302

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
S1000)- Racing & Comic. late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $400
orbestofferll 863-763-8943

COMPUTER, Hewlett Pavilion
Packard 6343 model: Com-
plete w/printer. Great condi-
tion. $100 (863)697-3316
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250

Almost new. $250.
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.

BUNK BED w/Loft: Oak wood
with built in drawers, desk &
bookshelf. $250
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
seel $500 (863)763-8943

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Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
SIGN- Lighted Vintage bar
sign Budweiser. Bass fish-
ing. $40. 863-610-1276

Esteban, w/soft case, Alva-
rez Mod. 5022, w/hard case,
$275. (863)697-9704
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $725. 863-357-7406
DRUM SET, First Act, $175 or
best offer. (863)467-1301
SNARE DRUM, with stand and
practice pad, paid $250,
asking $50. (863)675-4098

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PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
11 hp, older model, $200
twine, Bronco model. $500.
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
$150 (863)467-1224
WEEDEATERS (2) used, gas
powered. $90 for both, will sell
separately. 863-467-6475

RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking

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blush color. $400
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
Light Oat Wood Look. $50.
COUCH- like new, never used,
$300 (863)675-5737 Labelle
DINETTE TABLE, metal & 4
chairs, glass top w/cloth
covered chairs, $75. Call
(863) 357-2412 after 5pm.
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $375. (239)537-4253
Solid wood, coffee table &
end table. Fits 42" w/s tv.
$650 (863)763-4992
FUTON- White, Metal, Good
condition. $75.
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cond.
$75 (863)467-4729
6" thick, brand new never
used, $250 (863)675-5757
SPRING, clean, $80
chair & ottoman. Like new
condition. $275
(863)612-5037 LaBelle
sofa, loveseat & 2 Lazyboy
recliners. $600
MATTRESS: Queen Size,
Complete w/Frame & Box
ing. Good condition. $120.
OFFICE DESKS, (4), metal,
$80 will sell separately.
SETS (2) Maple. Beige w/
green leaf & light rose buds.
150 sell sep. 863-357-8788
SEAT, Drexel Heritage, off
white & jewel plaid, exc.
cond. $850 (863)763-4992
SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors,
$100 neg. (863)261-3568
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan,
Sofa + Oversized swivel chair,
Round Coffee & 2 End Tables.
$800. (239)537-4253
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$200 or will separate.
Dressers, 2-End tables.
$1000. (863)517-1942
no nmattrsses Good
condition. 5.75 863-673-6295

S&W MODEL 686- SS, 357,
combat mag, speed loader,
trigger lock $400

Olympic Free Weights. Like
brandnew. Pd. $350 / Now
$175 (561)662-4563 Keith
with weights. $75.

ANN. RING, Beautiful 11hctw,
5 Emerald cut diamonds,
14k. white gold, size 7.
$2000 (863)634-0812
DIAMOND RING w/wedding
band entwined, 1 carat, size
7, pear shaped, asking
$1800. (863)675-6511.
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.

PATIO TABLES, 1 large sofa
table & 2 large end tables,
white metal w/clear glass
tops. $175 (561)629-6213

HOVEROUND motorized
chair. Complete. 2 yrs. old,
used very little. $1000. *
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548 0

Dump Trailer, 5x8, hooks to
tractor w/remote control hy-
draulic, new fir. & front plate,
$1000. (863)697-9704
HYDRAULIC PUMP for lowrid-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 or
best offer. (863)763-3334
ROAD MESH, Used with con-
crete, 5'x30' long, 6"
squares. $15

TENOR SAX, by Conn, with
case, asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings

BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fernn, shots & wormed.
$300. (863)357-2124
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle
150 gallon. $500 or best offer.
863-673-2896 askforVicki
DOBERMAN, female, reg., up
to date on shots, $300.
DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
13 wks. Female. Runt of liter.
Good home. (863)447-5305
bloodlines, male, CKC reg.,
ready 8/31, health cert.,
$600. (407)696-9903
months old. AKC Papers.
$500 (863)763-0449
babys, $30 with out cage,
$45 with cage
(863)634-4583 Don

BEER COOLER- 5 keg, with
taps, asking $1000 neg

TV, 48" Widescreen, with
base. $1300 (863)234-1067

DRILL PRESS, Delta Shop-
master, $50. (863)674-0416
MIG WELDER, 185 Millermat-
ic, 25' spool gun, w/other
accessories, $1600.
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.

by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.

ing to add to 'rt'rbllection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
SBuckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Wanted: Viking Lot, high &
dry w/road access. Rea-
sonable. (772)692-4114


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

1 Gelding, good manners,
saddles incld, $3000 for
both (863)763-2763
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?

to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250.
MTD MOWER- 12HR 38" cut,
runs good, $150
PUSH MOWER self propelled
Lawn Boy, 21", 4.5hp, sharp
blade, good cond. NEW $400,
sell $100.863-697-2033


Apartments 905'
Business Plaine 9f10
Property 915-
Condos/ :
Townhouses RentP20
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

LAKE OKEE, 1br, modern fur-
nished, screened porch, boat
dock, $195/week includes
utilities. (772)359-1640

2,520 sq. ft., Hwy 441 N &
110th St. 7 miles N on 441.

2BR/1.5BA, F/L/S. $750/mth.
No pets. Yearly lease.

Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
appl's, recently remodeled,
4$950 mo. + sec..dep., cred-
, it check. (786)863-3212 -
FT DRUM; Dobblewide; 5:6
ac. 3br, 2ba, Horse stable.
Easy access to 1-95. $1500.
month. (305)829-0159
OKEECHOBEE- 1br, CA, unfur-
nished, $500/mo, $250 de-
posit, (863)697-1168

Beautiful large 1993 Fleetwood
14x42 moble on candle 2MtlBa, rof2yrs. old.
Nice neighbors, vey quiet Large endured,
allached,2yr.old vinyl
windows wiseens, refrigerator, g. uilin enter-
faiment center, table, chase, sleeper solar. New
stone shulters 796, Dade Co, approved for
13tmph huane ids, fully erdosed.1
vinyl siding,2separate 3 one s & hea pump
for house & Fla. n. New eleric stove, dish.
washer. Washedryer, refrigerator wcenmaker
hookup. Newhotwaterheater.
Must see to appreciate
Serious Inquiries only. $40,000.
3311 SE 33rd Terr, Lot 11, Okeechobee
863-467-7050. *863-897-9671
or 863-697-9106
MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras,'new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/ W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
(863)357-1784 or
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$22K Negot. (305)345-2472


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010'
Jet Skile 35.
Marine Accessofiless 20
Marine Misellanous 30W5
Motorcycles : '30f
Sport Vehicel/ATVg 303S

1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$2500.863-467-8292 Iv.msg.
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/mtfr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat
$600. neg. (863)634-0387
FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johnson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Go! $6000. (863)673-2024
JON BOAT, 12 Ft., Flat Bottom
w/new trolling motor. Good
boat. $450. for both, will
sep. (863)509-3260
LOGAN BASS BOAT, '79- good
cond. needs floor work, runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', good
condition, older model, new
marine paint & new parts.
$450 neg. (239)634-4040
SEA KAYAK- Fiberglass w/rud-
der, 17', Northwest Cadence,
$900 (863)357-7406

BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809
Okee, Like new, 2000 Dbl.
wide, 12x17 screened deck,
3BR/2BA, Furn., New .roof,
$155,000. (863)763-2990

Basswood Estates
By Owner 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each
or best offer. (407)973-6503

Mobile Homes


makes you a more informed
and interedtilg person. No
wonder newspaper readen
are more smess ul

ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1'BA,'in
town Behind Tneaier, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
on 22 acres. Needs someone
capable of light maintenance,
mowing & care of some ani-
mals. Call (561)840-8835
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
Basswood, $1300/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEE- 2BR, 2BA, 907 SW 2nd
Ave, Close to Everything, w/d
incl. $875/mo. + 1st, last &
sec. dep. (863)634-0512
W/D, all appliances. Lawn
maint. incl. In Kings Bay.
$1K/mth-F/L/S. 321-282-8406
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.
Bring pets. $1200-$1300 mo.
1st, last & sec. 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Ever-
Sglade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st &6sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar, Com-
munity pool. $1700. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK, 3br, 2ba,
Fireplace, Covered boat dock.
$1400. mo. Ref. req. Florida.
Realty Pro. (863)357-1200
Lg. D/W 3br/2ba w/lake Okee
access. 2 scm. porches, boat-
house, overlooks Taylor Ck.
$1350/mth. 561-385-5979

West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Furnished, includes elec., wa-
ter, high speed. 863-697-3743

Rental Needed, Belle Glade,
Pahokee, South Bay, Canal
Point, Lake Harbour or Clewis-
ton. Home, townhome or con-
do for professional couple.
Great tenants with references
& good credit. (561)261-9747
or email info to:

Preferable Spec's:
3-4 bedroom 2500 S.F. +/1

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SWEETWATER, '91, tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
& generator, no trlr., $3500
or best offer. (863)467-8161
TCRAFT BOAT, motor & trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
turnkey, $2000.

15K Ibs. $175.
SCOOTER- Electric, 500 watt,
New, 2 wheel, Adult, Good
for RV or Park. $225.

RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
863)357-1784 or

YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., o10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1100 (863)675-0162

HEAD '74. $3500 Call for
details. (239)357-6889
LaBelle area.
HONDA CBR F3-600 '98
Runs good! $2500.
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition.
Runs good. $500.
Craftsman, aluminum, 15001b.
capacity. Brand New! $149.
1500cc, lots of extras, strong
runner. Exc. cond. $5500.

g ood cond., barely used,
175 for both or will sell
separately. (863)467-2687
HONDA 350X 1986- 3 wheel-
er, great cond, fast, hate to
let go but need to sell, $1500
neg. (863)517-1963
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1600.


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

WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
FORD TAURUS '91- strong
motor, good glass & body,
needs trans work, $250 neg
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 68k,
Clean, runs good, cold air.
$1500 (863)467-0668
speed. Runs great. 74K.
Needs fuel pump. Great mile-
age $600. Neg 863-612-5010
In great condition, auto, A/C,
all pwr. Must see to appre-
ciate! $3800. 863-467-9875
MAZDA RX7- '88, Needs a lit-
tle TLC. $500. or best offer.
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very clean asking $1000
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $2300 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
TOYOTA CAMRY '97, 4 cyl.,
4 door, cold air, p/w, p/l,
good cond., good on gas.
2500 neg. (863)634-4072
VOLVO 240, '93, $2000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518

ADR RIMS (4), With Kumbo
tires, 205-40-17. $300
CHEVY C30 '77, Cab & chas-
sis, no motor or trans., '87
front clip, dual headlights.
$950 neg. (772)519-3979

TRANS- 89-90, 4cyl, 2 fen-
ders, hood, all for $350 or
best offer (863)467-5680
new, never used, diesel or
gas, 15 gal per minute, $300
or best offer (863)467-5680
ENGINE: 258 cu. in. Fits Jeeps
or American Motors Cars.
Runs good. $150.
FRAME: w/ Front End suspen-
sion and rear end. Fits 1978
3/4 Ton Suburban $75.
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
HITCH, Reese type, for '97-'02
Expedition or '98-'02 Naviga-
tor, $65. (863)610-1000
New in box, fits 1975 or new-
er. $75 Firm. 863-763-6629

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Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to s. 287,055,
ES., hereby requests proposals from qualified firms to provide General Contractor
Services for a construction project.
Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers until 300 p.m. on Tuesday OcWober 3 2006 at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, Room 10, 304 N.W. 2nd Streel, Okeechobee, Florida. They will
be publicly opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS re-
ceived after the time specified will not be accepted.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
ings, Specifications and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at or obtained from:
Okeechobee County Capital Improvements
Donnie Oden, ClP Manager
499 NW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863' 763-1811
Any questions pertaining to the project: specifications or scope of work will be ad-
dressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements in writing no later than
ten (10) days prior to bid of project, which is Friday, September 22,2006.
Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Specifications for a
non- refundable deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). The Bidder's deposit
shall be a check made payable to "Craig A. Smith & Associates". No partial sets
of Drawings and Specifications will be issued. Bidders may pick up Plans and
Specifications from the office of the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements or
Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of vendor's check and
express mail account number..
A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
at 10:00 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements office located at
499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid
Bond, or Certified Check, made payable to "Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners", in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total Bid
Amount as a guarantee that the
Bidder, it awarded the Contract, will execute the contract and file acceptableperfor-
mance and payment surety bonds equal to 100% of the contract price within fif-
teen (15) days after written notice of the award of contract. No bidder may
withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days alter the date set for opening of
the bids.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids ac-
cept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make
modifications to the work alter bidding, and waive any informality in the Bids If
they deemit in their best Interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide ad-
ditional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects con-
structed within the past five (5) years, client references and an audited or certified
financial statement, or other financial references deemed appropriate to Contract
Bidders will confine their bids to the project in its entirety, Partial bids will not be ac-
Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform
the work and services or qualified by examination to be so licensed.
If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the specifications, It
is the bidders responsibility to seek clarification from Okeechobee County Capital
Improvements. Additionally, it is Incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a person-
al Investigation as to requirements of the County.
The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: BID -
Okeechobee County is an equal opportunity employer.
John W. Abney, Sr. Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeschobee County, FL
Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, FL
159619 ON 9/2,9/06

parts. Does not run. Needs
fuel pump $800. Neg.
REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
$100. (863)763-1370
REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
REAR END: Fits Ford F-600,
Approx. 1974. Detroit Locker.
$100. (863)357-3981
RIMS & TIRES (4), 17"
Speedy, black, chrome lip, 4
bolt Honda's, all hardware.
$600 (561)985-0183
RIMS (4), Low profile, 4 lug,
off a '97 Honda Civic. $250
RIMS- All gold knock off wire
wheels, 100 spoke 15x7, No
Hubs. $195. or best offer.
TIRES & RIMS, 15 assorted
16" tires and 8 lug rims,
$150 for all. (863)467-7415
TRANSMISSION, 5 speed out
of 4cyl. Chevy S10. $100
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cyl. w/3
speed manual transmission.
$125. (863)763-8437

tank, Pump & Tool Box.
$2500. or best offer.
ton, '72 rebuilt Chevy 454 &
700 R4 trans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958
DIESEL 3/4 TON, 1986, 6.9, 4
Wheel drive, runs good,
$1200 (863)801-1666
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $350.
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $800
FORD F150'88 4x4
auto, new tires, needs some
work but runs. $950 or best
offer. 863-673-0568 Iv.msg.
FORD F150 '94, a/c, new tires,
lift package, tool box. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1780
FORD RANGER '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
863)357-1784 or

new 454 mtr., 33/1250 Super
Swamper tires. Runs great!
$2500 Neg. 863-342-2042
cold/dual a/c, 3rd row seat,
new tires/front brakes, 96k
mis., $6300. 863-467-2423

PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
bishi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
$1500 (863)763-3451

CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
late bed, new tires, springs,
rights, wiring. $1300
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
$2500. (863)634-4306
6x12, Drive on ramps. $850.
863-675-7391 after 6pm
STORAGE TRAILER, 8ft x 18ft,
aluminum Kidron Reefer Box,
no cooling unit, w/gooseneck
trlr.$1200neg. (561)996-9264
TRAILER, 5x8 w/2ft. sides.
$250 (863)763-8201
UTILITY TRAILER- 16 x 7, sin-
gle axle car trailer, $450 or
best offer (863)632-9166
Utility Trailer, 5'x8', ramp
gate, new, $750.
Angle iron sides. Located in
Ft. Drum area. $475. or best
offer. (863)763-1622

TRY, '94, runs, needs work,
$500. (863)234-9642
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Deceased File No. 2006-CP-195
Division: Probate
The administration of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. File Number
2006-CP-195 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The name and address
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below,
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate. In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claim's, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this Notice
is Aug. 20,2006
Attorneyfor Personal Representatlve
Wesley R. Harvin, Esquire
Florida Bar No 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
Telephone: (772)286-3630
Personal Representative:
Larry K. Hiler
13756 88th Place North
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33412
156602 ON 8/20 thru 9/2/06

Community Events

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N. The dia-
betes support group is a free community program and meets month-
ly on the second Thursday at 2 p.m. For information contact Wanda
Haas, RN, CDE, CPT at (863) 763-5093. Registration is not required.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.
Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being
accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth
will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Memory Keep-
er's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me
Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad -
The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the
library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Donated baby items needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations of
new baby items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby Shower
to be held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or donating may
call (863) 462-5877.

GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the fourth
floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E. Monterey
Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for
the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected children in
court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application,
submit to a criminal background check, submit to a personal refer-
ence check and attend 30 hours of training which will include court-
room observation and independent study. For information, call

Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of 8 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and the
first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be awarded for
a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until 8 a.m. Coffee
and donuts will be served. Lunch will be provided during the awards
presentations. For information on sponsorships and team sign-up,
contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702. All
proceeds will go to the United Way of Okeechobee.

Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the
Hamrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at
(863) 763-2684.

Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers,
car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the
yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School
gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a fami-
ly of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the
OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S.
441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for
Okeechobee school employees. For information, contact Lonnie
Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school
supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner
cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at
The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056,
or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping
with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year,
which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer sur-
vivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie
Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7
until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity
to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. For information, call
(863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.

Volunteers needed to plan parade

People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade.
To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863)

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796. U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
needed for all donors.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at; or, call
(863) 462-5350.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for sen-
iors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass
and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would
like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play board
games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any
ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183,
or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
- brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical information.
Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments
will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863)
763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-
2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in.b.ecoming
a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
'Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7
p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set
an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123
S.W Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English
as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30

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