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Dolphins-Steelers
Teams match-up
PITTSBURGH They were
the NFL's hottest team at the
end of last season, with numer-
ous reasons to think they will be
better still in 2006. Their quar-
terback's exceptional offseason
injury recovery makes them all
the more optimistic this could
be a championship season.
The Super Bowl champion
Pittsburgh Steelers, right?
Wrong. Try the Miami Dolphins.
The Steelers and Dolphins
meet Thursday night in the NFI's
opening game, but one that orig-
inally wasn't planned to match
these opponents.. A rematch of
the Steelers-Broncos AFC cham-
pionship game was anticipated,
but the Broncos pressured to get
out of the game and the Dol-
phins took their place.
Which raises this question:
is playing in the NFL's show-
case. opener a reward or an
unjust penalty for the Dol-
phins, who missed the play-
offs despite ending the regular
season with a league-best six
consecutive victories?
Heinz Field usually is one of
the NFL's toughest stadiums for
a road team, though the Steel-
ers lost there three times last
season, and this will be the first
game they will play there that
counts since winning their fifth
Super Bowl.
The Steelers are on an eight-
game winning streak after going
4-0 to end the season and all
four were must-win games -
and 4-0 in the playoffs.
"There are a lot of positives
to it," Dolphins coach Nick
Saban said. "We just look at it
as the hand we're dealt and
we'll do the best job we can to
manage it."
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Current: 200
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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Lake level
LastYear:
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Community Events ... .4
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Voters wanted a change


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It was a night of surprises as
the results of the 2006 primary
election were announced. All
three incumbents in county
offices were defeated.
County Judge Shirley Brennan
was defeated by Jerry Bryant.
"We're just extremely happy,"
said Mr. Bryant.
He went on to say he intends
to make some changes in sched-
uling and case procedures when


he takes the bench on Jan. 8,
2007. He also wants to start a
drug court program for those
with a drug addiction.
Commissioner Gene Woods
was defeated b\ Democrat Noel
Chandler. Since there were no
Republican or Independent chal-
lengers, Mr. Chandler will
become the new commissioner
for District 2.
District 4 Commissioner John
Abney was defeated by Democ-
rat MarvinWherrell Mr. Wherrell


will face Republican primary
winner Ted Kelchner who
defeated Randall Mims in the pri-
"mary and Independent candi-
date George Roberson in the Nov.
7 General Election.
The new commissioners will
officially take office on the first
IMonday (Nov. 13) after the Gen-
eral Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Commissioner Woods
blamed the results on low voter
turnout. Only 28 percent of Okee-
chobee's registered voters turned


out to vote. Mr. Woods said he
thought the incumbents' sup-
porters believed their candidates
were certain to win and did not
vote, while the challengers' sup-
porters came out in numbers. He
said after the election several of
his supporters told him they did
not vote because they thought he
would win.
Mr. Woods commended his
opponent for running a good,
clean race, adding "He beat me
fair and square."


Mr. Woods pledged to give his
support to Mr. Chandler.
He said that after three terms
many voters thought that was
enough. He said he had no ill
feelings toward anyone.
In his victory, Mr. Chandler
carried 13 of the county's 18
precincts.
"I think the citizens of Okee-
chobee have spoken," asserted
Mr. Kelchner "I'm happ. with the
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Children's Services Council to meet
OKEECHOBEE The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee
will have their first public budget hearing for the year 2006-07 on Mon-
day, Sept. 18, at 5:01 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee
County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Commissioner Gene Woods from the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners is a member of the Children's Services
Council and will be participating in this meeting.

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 direct-
ly 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 producer.

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 Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
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Mr. Mims. "We accomplished
that."
This is the second time Mr.
Mims has run for commissioner.
He did not think he would run
again, saying younger people
should be encouraged to run.
"Okeechobee County has
made me a better citizen," said
Mr. Wherrell.


Mr. Wherrell carried 15 of the
county's 18 precincts in his defeat
of Mr. Abney.
"I was fortunate; John (Abney)
was a good opponent," he said.
He added that Mr. Abney ran a
great race.
"I think the people wanted a
change," Mr. Wherrell said, not-,
ing that within a 24-month period,,
Okeechobee will have four new


commissioners.
Mr. Abney, Mr. Chandler and
Judge Brennan were contacted
for comment, but had not
returned telephone calls by news-
paper deadline.

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North Elementary has an exciting year planned


The Physical Education
department is off and running, up
and down the Brahma Ball field.
Third fifth grade have gotten
started with a unit on Brahma
Ball, which will lead into a school-
wide tournament culminating
with the Annual Faculty Game
where the Fifth Grade All Stars
challenge the faculty to a game of
Brahma Ball. The boys and girls
are perfecting their throwing,
catching, and learning different
strategies to give them the win-
ning edge. The Brahma Ball will
be held through Sept. 8. On Fri-
day, Sept. 8th, the fifth grade All
Stars will play against the teachers
in a student/faculty Brahma Ball
game beginning at 1:30 p.m. Par-
ents are invited to attend.
In Kindergarten News
Miss Hudson's and Miss
Becky's class have been working
on writing and recognizing their
own names and their friend's
names. They are also practicing


sorting by color, shape, or catego-
ry. Mrs. Pope's class has started
their alphabet adventure! We are
finding and writing
Mm's. We are also
sorting in math
and making m & | i
m patterns and "
mini marshmallow
patterns.
Mrs. Hackett's Super Kids Let-
ter of the Week is Mm. They are
learning how to write M, what
sound it makes, and making mac-
aroni m's with the help of Melvin
the Monkey. In math the Super
Kids are sorting and graphing like
and unlike objects. What smart
"cookies"! Mrs. Quann's class is
working hard writing Mm's. They
are also writing new Mm words.
Mrs. Gable's class is having fun
learning each other's names by
matching their names with their
photographs. They also took
home a class book with a page
written by each classmate. Mrs.
Steiert's class is making "Sassy


Sunflowers" from our fingerprints
for letter "S" this week. We
graphed our favorite food, and
pizza won! We are also learning
and reading Environmental Print.
My students are doing a wonder-
ful job with their homework.
Thank you parents! Mrs. Smith's
class is learning the letter "Ss" this
week. We made "S" Snakes. We
also have been sorting objects by
color, shape, and size. Miss
Saine's class has been busy learn-
ing the letters M and S this week.
The students made macaroni
"M's" and found things in the
classroom that began with the let-
ter "M." The students have done
a great job following school rules
& earning their "Tiger Paws."
The Kindergarten through sec-
ond grades are working on listen-
ing skills as they play fitness
games and are having fun. All stu-
dents are encouraged to do activi-
ties designed to gradually
increase their current fitness level.
So far it looks bright for a fun,


active, successful year!
The Music Classes are off to a
great start. We will be reviewing
our music reading skills and get-
ting prepared to use our Boom-
whackers and new percussion
equipment to make beautiful
music.
Third Grade News
Mrs. Van Deman's 3rd grade
class is excited about our new
reading program. We are becom-
ing great listeners and learning to
track as we read.. We've already
gotten some AR points hooray!
Keep up the good work and the
good citizenship by collecting
those Tiger Paws.
Mrs. Whitlock's class is really
looking forward to our monthly
Tiger Pride party. We have all
been working hard to earn Tiger
Paws with our excellent behavior.
We are also really trying to earn
AR points. Dinora Landeverde
was the top point earner the first
week for our class. Congratula-


tions Dinora on your hard work.
Mrs. Dennison's class is work-
ing hard to review addition/sub-
traction facts. We are getting
ready to begin multiplication.
The children are very excited to
be learning cursive writing as
well. This is an awesome group
of students and I am excited
about watching them learn and
grow this year!
Mrs. Suarez is so proud of her
wonderfully behaved class. We
are working hard on AR points.
Zeke, Matthews is in the lead. We
are also learning cursive and
reviewing addition and subtrac-
tion facts. We are off to a great
start!
The NES Student Council will
begin this year by holding open
elections for the offices of Presi-
dent, Vice President, Secretary, &
Treasurer. Any fourth and fifth
graders may run for the last 3
office positions. Only fifth graders
may run for President. These stu-
dents. must have all-passing


grades & exemplary behavior in
all classes. Stay tuned for further
information on the election of
officers.
In the Media Center, students
are learning the parts of a book
and where they are located on or
in the book. Starting this week,
grades three through five are
checking out books. Grades
Kindergarten through second are
reading books and watching
videos that pertain to what they
are learning in class. Accelerated
Reader will be starting shortly. So
far students are doing well and
are very excited to READ!
In Art we are busy! Kinder-
garten classes are learning their
primary colors. First grade classes
are learning about shapes by
pasting shapes to make abstract
art work! Second and third
graders are doing abstract with
different designs, such as circles,
squares, butterflies, etc... My
fourth and fifth grades are draw-
ing flowers and next week we will
be shadinri\\ ith chalk!


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Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the. Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Polirce
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or,. the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Edward Swanson, 29, N.W
10th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Sept. 5 by Detective Richard
Durfee on charges of uttering a
forged check and grand theft. His
bond was set at $7,500.
Telly Salvolas Andrews, 32,
N.W 12th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 5 by the Okee-
S chobee Narcotics Task Force on a
felony charge of possession of
cocaine with intent to sell and a
misdemeanor charge of driving
Okeechobee News/Helen Chason while license suspended with
Off the bus knowledge. He is being heldwith-
Off the bus out bond.
Seminole kindergarten students in Ms. Johnson's class Corbin Leon Bethel, 26, N.E.
are seen getting off of the bus at the sports complex, 15th Ave., Okeechobee, was
Wednesday, and are ready for a cool swim. Grades K-2 arrested Sept. 5 by the Okee-
are spending their RE. classes at the pool with Ms. Rucks chobee Narcotics Task Force on a
and her volunteers during the month of September. charge of possession of cocaine
with intent to sell. He is being held


Obituaries


Vera Pauline Mattox
Vera Pauline Mattox, age 85, of
Okeechobee, died Sept. 6, 2006,
at her residence. She was born
Oct. 20, 1920, in Stevens, Ala.,
and had only been a resident of
Okeechobee for one year.
She is preceded in death by:
her husband, George A. Mattox.
She is survived by: sons,
Junior Mattox of Live Oak, Ken-
neth Mattox of Cedartown, Ga.,
Billy Mattox of Ocala, Roger Mat-
tox of Lake Placid, and Ricky Mat-
tox of Sebring; and, daughters,
Patricia Prescott of Sebring, Bren-
da Bearden of Flat Rock, Ala.,
Teresa Honeycutt of Sebring,
Willodean Woodcock of Rus-
selville, Ala. and Shelia Brown of
Okeechobee; over sixty grand,
great-grand, and great-great-
grandchildren; brothers, Irby
Dawson of Center, Ala., Melvin
Dawson of Palmdale; and, sisters,
Marie Goggans of Venus, Dorothy
Hicks of Center, Ala. and Ethel
Petty of Center, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Bobby
Prescott, Kenny Prescott, Jeffrey
Mattox, Timmy Prescott, Aaron
Prescott and Ricky Mattox.
Viewing will be held from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday,
Sept. 7, 2006, at the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel.
Out of town viewing will take
place from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday,
Sept. 8, 2006, at the Collinsville
Funeral Home, Birmingham, Ala.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Sat-
urday, Sept. 9, 2006, in Alabama.
Interment will take place at
the Copeland Bridge Cemetery,
Collinsville, Ala.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made in memory of Mrs.
Mattox to Big Lake Hospice, 309
N.W. Fifth Street, Okeechobee,


Fla. 34972.
Local arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. Fifth St., Okee-
chobee.

Thelma Sprowls
Crady
Thelma Sprowls Crady, age
90, of Pahokee died Sept. 5, 2006,
at Okeechobee Health Care Facili-
ty. Mrs. Crady was born Feb. 28,
1916, in Larue County, Ky. to the
late Irvin and Maude McDowell
Sprowls. She was a member of
the Canal Point Baptist Church
and long time member of Ever-
glades Ladies Auxiliary. She
worked at Hendrix Hardware as a
bookkeeper before retiring.
Mrs. Crady was preceded in
death by her husband, Marvin
Crady and her brother, Robert
Sprowls.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters: Patricia (Harry) Sheppard of
Wausau and Joi (Terry)
Turbeville of Okeechobee; son,
Dennis Crady of Pahokee; seven
grandchildren, Lee (Gina) Shep-
pard of Jacksonville, Mike Shep-
pard of Wausau, Mark Sheppard
of Wausau, Lynn (Rodney) Hardy
of Clemons, N.C., Staci (Hal)
Duncan of Okeechobee, Jenni
Turbeville of Okeechobee, and
Timothy (Lindsey) Sheppard of
Tallahassee; seven great grand-
children; sisters,' Geneva
Lovelace of Louisville, Ky. and
Alice Kirksey of California.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.
until 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2006,
at Canal Point Baptist Church.
Funeral services will follow at 11
a.m. at Canal Point Baptist
Church with Dr. Lee Sheppard
officiating. Interment will follow


at Port Mayaca Cemetery, 23900
S.W. Kanner Highway, Canal
Point, Fla. 33438.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to
the building fund at Canal Point
Baptist Church, P.O. Box 235,
Canal Point, Fla. 33438.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second Street,
Okeechobee.

Joan Helen Morrison
Joan Helen Morrison died
Sept. 1, 2006, at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Morrison was born Sept.
25,1931 in Olean, N.Y. Joan was a
retired nurse of 14 years from
Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Wayne of 44 years,
and her parents Richard and
Leota.
She is survived by: her son
Mark W. (Susan) Morrison of
Okeechobee, Fla.; sisters Dorothy
Fustini of Fort Pierce, and Jean
Owens of Naples; brothers
Richard Dollard of Washington,
Pa. and Jerome Dollard of Water-
ville, Ohio; granddaughters Patri-
cia and Brittany. A memorial serv-
ice will be held Saturday, Sept. 9,
at 1 p.m. at Aycock Funeral
Home, Fort Pierce with inurn-
ment to follow at Hillcrest Memo-
rial Gardens. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be
made to Hospice of the Treasure
Coast or the Juvenile Diabetes
Foundation, Martin County Chap-
ter, P.O. Box 1887, Stuart, FL
34995.
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without bond.
Christopher E. Gillaspy, 33,
S.E. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 5 by Trooper
Thomas White on a charge of
driving under the influence His
bond was set at $500.
Justin Andrew Jenkins, 26,
NW. 20th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 6 by Deputy M.
Hazellief on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the felony of failure to
appear possession of cocaine,
and the misdemeanors of failure
to appear possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams and failure
to appear possession of drug
paraphernalia. He is being held
without bond.
Larry Eugene Graham, 46,
N.E. Center St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 6 by the OCPD on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
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Community Events

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, callVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Learning coalition panel to meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider meeting will be
at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Okeechobee Health
Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. All interested persons are invit-
ed. Assistance for handicapped persons may be arranged by con-
tacting, the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee Counties at (772) 489-8120.

Healthy Start group to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W. 28th St. in the New Endeavors school building. This meet-
ing is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning
and implementing services for infants and pregnant women. The
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interest-
ed 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 Fellowship Ministries of LaBelle will deliver the service. Hand &
Hand Ministries will also welcome its new minister, Reverend
Adam Lanai. For information, call (863) 612-0640.

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

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
beat the library to promote the McDonald's Reading Challenge
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, children who sign
up for a library card or show a valid library card will receive a Read-
ing 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 (863) 763-3536.

Church of God hosts revival
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will host a revival with Evangelist Mike Cargill and Evangelist
Curtis Rhoden. Services will be Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. and on Sept. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. each night. For information,
call (863) 634-0344.

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 information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.




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Letter to the Editor


How do you
measure up?
Most churches, after you get
saved, will baptize you and wel-
come you into their fellowship.
You are expected to join that
church, attend that church andd
be faithful to that church and
denomination.
There is the problem a
very big one. Christianity has
been divided into many, many
different theological groups each
with their own interpretation of
what they think or want the
Bible to say. Christianity has
been diluted into many kinds of
religious clubs, churches
denominations or what have


you.
Once a person is saved, bap-
tized, born again what does
the Bible say that he is? The
Bible clearly speaks to us as to
who we are supposed to be.
How do you measure up?
First of all, in Hebrews 13:8,
we are told that "Jesus Christ is
the same yesterday, and today
and forever." That includes the
written word. I use the King
James Bible.
John 3:5-8 tells us that
becoming a Christian is a spiritu-
al experience. Christianity is not
a religion. It is life and Jesus
Christ is the only way, truth and
life John 14:6. The father, the son
and the Holy Ghost are an
absolute must. The Trinity is


Upcoming Events

Thursday
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) 467L2425.
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) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.:I
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
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.
For 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 Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411
S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invit-
ed. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information,
contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863)
763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
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
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of educa-
tion include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domes-
tic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educa-
tional materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863)
357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information,
call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County
4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to
be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension
office at (863) 763-6469.

Sunday
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.


present in every aspect of our
Christian life.
Now that you are a Christian,
what does the word of God say
that you are? In First Peter, Chap-
ter 2:5-9, we are given a number
of titles. Do these titles fit you?
In vs. 5, we are called "lively
stones," "a spiritual house," "a
holy priesthood,", "acceptable
to God."
In vs. 9, we are called "a cho-
sen generation," "a royal priest-
hood," "a holy nation," "a pecu-
liar people."
This is what is expected of all
true Christian believers.
. In First Peter 1:14-19, read
"But as he which hath called you
is holy, so be ye holy in all man-
ner of conversation; because it is


written, be ye holy; for I am
holy".
Read Leviticus 11:44-45; Luke
1:74-75, Second Corinthians
6:16-17 and 7:1. Just think, God
considers you a "temple of
God."
This is just a brief summary of
what your God thinks and
expects of you. These are the
very last days. This generation
will absolutely see the coming of
Jesus Christ, "the rapture." Holi-
ness is the identification of the
church, the bride of Christ -
you.
If you don't measure up, you
don't go up.
Pastor Kevin McGushion
Harvest Time
Family Fellowship


Community Events

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 com-
munity through the collaborative efforts of our local decision mak-
ers. The public is invited. For information, 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.
Litter is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept.
9, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. Special guests will be Daisy Packer, executive
director, Jeff Sabin, president of Keep Martin Beautiful, and Rhonda
Irons, board member of Keep Martin Beautiful and a committee
member of the Florida Coastal Cleanup. The show's topic will be
how litter adversely impacts the health of waterways and marine life.
The 11th annual Florida Coastal Cleanup event will be Sept. 16. For
information, contact Daisy Packer at (772) 781-1222,
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 Hos-
pice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Children's Ranch plans grand opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. -41 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 lighttrefreshments
will be served.
Meeting on lake regulation slated
A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sep. 13, at the Okee-
chobee Civic Center, U.S. 98 N., beginning at 6:30 p.m. The purpose
of the meeting will be to discuss proposed revisions to the Lake
Okeechobee regulation schedule.
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 Buck-
head Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sat-
urday, 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 insurance discounts in Florida. For
information or to sign up, contact instructor Mrs. D.J. 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-H Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-competi-
tive club for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how to
select and care for small animals. They are not 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 Letcher will also attend the meeting to talk
about raising 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
Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the
extension office at (863) 763-6469.
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. 10, 17 and 24).
Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; and, 11
a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For information, contact the
church office at (863) 763-4021.
Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Sept. 11,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Cen-
ter, 916 W.N. Park St. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas.
For information, call (863) 763-4320.
OSAC plans lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition risk/assessment
committee 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.
Ministerial group sponsoring prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk for area schools on Tuesday nights in the month of September.
Everyone is invited to come out at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday to walk
around the various campuses and pray for our students, teachers
and administrators. The Citizens Observation Patrol will provide
security and traffic control. The schedule is: Tuesday, Sept. 12, Cen-
tral Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave., Freshman Campus, 610
S.W. Second Ave., school administration building, 700 S.W Second
Ave., and Grace Christian School, 701 S. Parrott Ave; Tuesday, Sept.
19, North Elementary School, 3999 N.W. 10th Terrace, Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750
N.W 23rd Lane, and Seminole Elementary School, 2690 N.W. 42nd
Ave.; Tuesday, Sept. 26, Okeechobee High School 2800 U. S. 441 N.,
and Everglades Elementary School, 3725 S.E. Eighth St. The prayer
walk will begin at the first school on the list. For information, call
(863) 763-3519.






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These custom made bikes were seen in the Labor Day Parade.


The Celebration Singers provided Gospel music for the crowd gathered in Flagler Park for
the Labor Day Festival. Members of the quartet are: (left to right) Carol Peaden, Mary Lanier,
Emma Polly and Jim Gibbs.

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(6-0) Tuesday evening following
a 25-19, 25-17 and 25-18 win over
the Lady Sharks of Sebastian
River.
S. Kelley Smiley paced the Brah-
man effort with 12 kills and four
Saces. Freshman Monica Koger
* chipped in with three kills, three
blocks and five aces. Senior set-
ter Shaunaye Brown dished out
20 assists.
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chobee head coach George May
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S e ,, the Brahman effort.
"It was a win and we'll take
.-. it," stated May, "but we're better
than we played, and we need to
.e do a better job of playing our
- game regardless of the level of
competition. To me, that's the
- *. sign of a great team, being con-
sistent."
The Brahmans shouldn't have
ers trouble getting up for their next
e rs few games. Playing perhaps the
toughest stretch of volleyball in
the state, number-one ranked
- * Okeechobee squares off tonight
o .* against undefeated district rival
a 4 Jensen Beach, ranked number
:Z two in Class 4A right behind the
, Brahmans.
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travel to Orlando to compete in
the Champions Classic Varsity
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last year's State 1-A champion
and defending tournament win-
, ner, Orangewood Christian at 6
SP an p.m. The Lady Brahmans will fol-


low that up by taking on Spanish
River, who is ranked third in state
6-A polls, at 7 p.m.
It doesn't get any easier on
Saturday morning when they
play state-ranked Bishop Moore
before moving into the elimina-
tion brackets against other high-
quality teams.
"It's crazy, but from Thursday
through Saturday we're going to
play six matches against state-
ranked teams," May explained;
"It's by far the most important
stretch of our season. We're
going to have to play with a lot of
heart and determination these
next few days."
The Brahmans received nine
first place votes in the latest Flori-
da Sportswriter's poll to secure
their hold on the top spot in Class
4-A. Jensen jumped from num-
ber seven to second following
their tournament championship
at Disney over the weekend.
"The odds of a number one
playing a number two, this early
in the season are a little rare,"
said May. "But, for the two teams
to be district opponents is so
unlikely. We're looking forward
to it and I know Jensen is too. It's
going to be loud and crazy. Even
though the game's at Jensen, I
believe our girls will feed off the
home court energy."
The junior varsity game
begins at 5 p.m. and the varsity
gets underway at 6 p.m.
The Orlando tournament
takes place at the Champions
Sports Complex off of Sand Lake
Road.


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Chobee Bulls
jamboree slated
The Chobee Bulls Football
Jamboree will take place Satur-
day, Sept. 9, at Okeechobee High
School's Brahman Stadium.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. with
the first game beginning at 11
a.m.
Tickets are $3 for adults and
$2 for children.
The jamboree is the season
kick-off of the Big Lake Football
and Cheerleading Conference.
There will be a full concession
stand.
For information, contact Mar-
vin Roberts at (863) 801-5055 or
John Rhoden at (863) 634-7636.
OCRA grid
sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tack-
le football, flag football and


cheerleading 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 season.
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.
OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
T's as soon as possible.


In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
OHS rodeo team
seeking members
The Florida High School Rodeo
Association (FHSRA) and the
Okeechobee High School Rodeo
Team are getting ready to kick off a
new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport,
contact Darlene Bass at (863) 634-
5815 or go to the FHSRA website
at www.fhsra.homestead.com
and then go to the membership
page and download your forms.
The first rodeo of the season
will take place in Kissimmee on
Sept. 9 and 10.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 1,
through Thursday, Sept. 7, are as
follows:
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
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confiden-
tial boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on boats
that meet all the requirements. Call
(863) 467-3085 to arrange a boat
check.

Club will
care for ferrets -
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333. -

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. Thereis no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) began in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
Karen.

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected children
by donating your operational car,
boat, truck or other vehicle to Kids
In Distress by calling (954) 390-
7620. Kids In Distress is a commu-


nity-supported agency dedicated to
the care, treatment and prevention
of child abuse and neglect. They
have locations in Broward and
Palm Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
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RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698



YOGI BUSH HOG
SERVICES
863-697-8173


PET SITTING AVAILABLE
From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.
954-547-7333/863-763-6540,



CENTRAL A/C UNIT For M/H
or small house. 3 ton a/c &
heat. $2.00 or best offer.
863-467-6865


GUMBALL MACHINE, 1 cent
machine, about 50-60 years
old. $40 (225)753-0205


DISHWASHER, Whirlpool,
$100 (863)634-0517
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
ning.
KENMORE WASHER
Good cond. $100.
863-532-0080/532-0079
RANGE, electric, GE, white,
new, pd $600, sell for $400
or best offer. (863)634-7905
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore,
with top freezer, 16.5 cu ft,
$100(863)983-7775
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, White, 33", Excellent
condition $200.
(561)625-4306
STOVE- GE glass top w/oven,
Beige, Works good. $100.
(863)467-3051 .....
STOVE, Hotpoint, Eleilrlc
.-good ondilion, $30.
(863)634-6325


SCHWINN 1955- Original con-
dition, $700. (863)467-5756.


ALUM. WINDOWS (8) 36x62
and (3) doubles 50x71. Ask-
ing $200 (772)618-0607
DOUBLE SINK- with faucet, al-
mond, $10 (863)675-1098
STAIRCASE, White, wood
grain/fiberglass with railing,
32"w x 32"h x 44"I. $95
(863)599-0833 Clewiston


CARPET- 8.5 X 11, white,
never used, $15.00
(863)675-1098
PIER 1, Natural Grass woven
rug. New. 90 sq. ft. $100 or
best offer. (863)441-1301
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HIGHCHAIRS, CHG. TABLE &
Garden Center for kids. $75
for all, willes .ii .:ep. FREE
box clotri -, 8 :,63 .-1847
TODDLER B EQ& DRESSER,
good condition. $200 or best
offer. (863)697-8084
WICKER BASSINET Natural
color w/mattress. NICE! Dk.
Wood Cradle, $100/both.
Will sell sep. 863-357-1032


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


American Pride Afghans

Any crocheter can create an all-American afghan that
will add a touch of patriotic spirit to any room. All
you need to get started is a crochet hook, some red,
white and blue yam and the help of a 22-page guide-
book, "American Pride Afghans." The book includes
step-by-step instructions for six original designs.'


American Pride Afghans guidebook
(No. LA3469)... $8.95
Also available:
A Year of Afghans (No. LA3254)... $9.95
Please add $4.00 s&h


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clip & send w/ check to:


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PLUS SIZE CLOTHES- size 20,
with access. pant suits, skirt
suits, shoes, hats, $450 for
all will sep (863)635-0522
SCRUBS- 15 tops, Some
pants'Size small. $50.
(863)697-8084


CARVED WOOD BABY FOX
Life sized, painted, handmade
by artist, $275.863-763-3302
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare albums, items
from Graceland, memorabilia.
$450 neg. (863)467-0627
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943



PRESARIO LAP TOP-
Almost new. $250.
863-467-5756


CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COMPUTER DESK: Large,
Light Oat Wood Look. $50.
(863)357-9946
COUCH- like new, never used,
$300 (863)675-5737 Labelle
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
KING SIZE FOAM MATTRESS-
6" i:r-. brand new never
used, $250 (863)675-5757
Labelle
KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX-
SPRING, clean, $80
(863)983-7775
MATTRESS: Queen Size,
Complete w/Frame & Box
Spring. Good condition. $120.
(863)357-9946
OFFICE DESKS, (4), metal,
$80 will sell separately.
(863)467-7415
ROCKER / RECLINER La-Z-
Boy. Brown, 5 mos old, Ex-
cellent condition. $300
(863)763-4920
SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors,
$100 neg. (863)261-3568
WOOD BUNK BEDS
no mattresses. Good
condition. $75. 863-673-6295



OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH w/
Olympic Free Weights. Like
brand new. Pd. $350 / Now,
$175 (561)662-4563 Keith
WEIGHT BENCH
with weights. $75.
863-673-6295


Swag Lamps, (2), Tiffany
style, cream & dark green,
$100 for both.
(561)629-6213



LG. CHARCOAL BBQ GRILL
Barrel shaped. Good condition.
$50. or best offer
863-697-6507 anytime
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.
863-763-3302
SCOOTER, Sonic, 3 wheel,
brand new, fold easy to fit in
trunk, $500. (239)823-11114
VIC'S VAPORIZER New
cond. in box. Bottle of solu-
tion incl. $14 or best offer.
863-675-2596


Dump Trailer, 5x8, hooks to
tractor w/remote control hy-
draulic, new fir. & front plate,
$1000. (863)697-9704
NEON SIGN- Budweiser with
jumping bass. $280.
(863)610-1276
QUILT TOPS- 4, Squares for
more. Needs to be finished.
All for $10. or best offer.
(863)234-1700
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
(863)634-2792
SIGN- Lighted Vintage bar
sign Budweiser. Bass fish-
ing. $40.863-610-1276
STEEL SHELVING Good for
shed or shop use. 4 shelves,
approx. 4' high, 20" deep, 42"
long. $12. 863-675-2596


FREE HAMSTERS, (4) adults,
.Need taming. 863-801-1302
MINIATURE PINCHER/GOLD-
EN RETRIEVER MIX: Approx.
13 wks. Female. Runt of liter.
Good home. (863)447-5305
SHIT-ZU PUPPY, Males, 4
months old. AKC Papers.
$500 (863)763-0449
TAMED COCKATIELS- handfed
babys, $30 with out cage,
$45 with cage
(863)634-4583 Don
YORKIE, ACA Male, 11
weeks old. Shots & health cer-
tificate $650. (863)763-6778
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you selB it n the
classifieds,



BEER COOLER- 5 keg, with
taps, asking $1000 neg
(863)467-2882


BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Fel needs to be re-
plac.ed, $100.
863)-167-3051


HOBART TIGMATE WELDER,
w/stick & tig welding, like
new, cost $1300, sell for
$850. (863)467-5725
MIG WELDER, 185 Millermat-
ic, 25' spool gun, w/other
accessories, $1600.
(863)634-7423
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
863-763-6629.
TOOL BOXES -(3) w/tools.
2 welders, 1 mig, 1 stick.
$800/all, or will sell separately.
863-532-0080/532-0079


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
(561)281-4153
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, 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

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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
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, batlh/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
PALOMINO- Mare, 2 yrs old,
Started under saddle. $1000.
863-824-0505 or
772-519-2292
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood slallion,,
super sweet, $2500
(863)357-JUMP



Pasture Board, 5 acres, $75
per horse.'(863)763-2692
TROY BUILT TILLER rear
twine, Bronco model. $500,
863-467-6475
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
V72)460-0991
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Rentals




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



LAKE OKEE, lbr, modern fur-
nished, screened porch, boat
dock, $195/week includes
utilities. (772)359-1640
N. ofOKEE 2 Br,1 Ba
12 ml. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. Ist &sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or mail
vldp(surfinthenet.net



LARGE TOWNHOUSE
2BR/1.58A, F/L/S.$750/mth.
No pets. Yearly lease.
863-697-1129


FORT DRUM Area: 2 BR/2 BA
on 22 acres. Needs someone
capable of light maintenance,
mowing & care of some ani-
mals. Call (561)840-8835
mryanderin@aol.com
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
LOCATED ON AN ESTATE
2 BR, 1 BA, small 3rd room,
non smink. env., no dogs, lawn
service. $750 mo. + 1st., last
& $500 sec. dep.
(941)504-3954
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
(863)763-6541
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
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood, red hse. at corner of
36th & 24th, huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
tures@
www.lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768 Ext.O000
OKEECHOBEE: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood. gray hse on corner of
36th & 28th, Huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View plc-


Small, 1 Bdrm., $475. mo. (in-
cludes utilities). + $300 sec.
dep. (863)697-0214


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NICE HOUSE TO RENT

FOR NICE FAMILY
Preferable Spec's:
3-4 bedroom 2500 S.F. +/.


OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1700. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., +,1st, Last
&Sec. (772)283-1006 or
(772)971-9474



NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfieds


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: kiley@ufl.edu


SHARE HOME- Prof. Woman
'will share home w/Prof. Non-
smoker. Full Hse privileg-
es/private room/bath. $500.
mo, 1st, last, security, share
utilities (863)763-5567 or
(561)629-6213


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Houses -Sae I

BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809


OKEE., Large 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' Canal front, New Sea
wall, Tikki Hut, Fish cleaning
station, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new appl., Elec.,
A/C, Motivated SellerI! A
Steal at $245,000 Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309


Basswood Estates
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each.
or best offer. (407)973-6503
NO IMPACT FEE!
Well, septic system, Ig. Oak &
Pine trees on beautiful 1 acre
building site at 940 W.
Frostproof Rd., Frostproof, FL
$45K. 800-840-6812

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Part 2010
Mobile Homes -uRent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



FT DRUM, Doublewide, 5.6
ac. 3br, 2ba, Horse stable.
Easy access to 1-95. $1500.
month. (305)829-0159




LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451
MOBILE HOME, 2BR/1BA,
Avail. 9/15. No pets.
$750/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (863)763-0648



2Bd/1Ba
1 block from
Rim Canal at
J&S Estates
$850/Mo.
First, last & security.
863-634-7622
ON RIM CANAL: Another


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3500 Call for
detailss (2913|57-6889 :
LaBe-lle area
HONDA CBR F3-600'98
Runs good! $2500.
863-675-5540
MOTORCYCLE/ATV JACK
Craftsman, aluminum, 15001b.
capacity. Brand New! $149.
863-612-0093/239-872-2847
SUZUKI INTRUDER LC:
1500cc, lots of extras, strong
runner. Exc. cond. $5500.
863-674-0252



ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, (2),
ood cond., barely used,
$175 for both or will sell
separately. (863)467-2687
FOUR WHEELER- '01 Honda
Rancher 350, 4x4, great
shape, $3000 or best offer
(863)673-5891
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1600.
.(863)697-2525

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment .4025
Foreign Cmu '430
Four Whe Drw 4035
Hevy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport UtiRty 4055
Tractor T ritnm 4060
UtHity Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



FORD MUSTANG COUPE '87
4 cyl. auto, 10 Hole mags,
new Cooper Cobra tires,
30mpg. $1995.863-697-2882
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 68k,
Clean, runs good, cold air.
$1500 (863)467-0668
HYUNDAI ACCENT- '96, 5
speed. Runs great. 74K.
Needs fuel pump. Great mile-
age $600. Neg 863-612-5010
TOYOTA CAMRY DX, '91, ex-
cellent gas mileage, runs
great, $2000 or best offer.
(863)763-5791


CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$6950.863-357-7214 after 5p


ADR RIMS (4), With Kumho
tires, 205-40-17. $300
(863)610-0569
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
HOOD FOR FORD VAN
New in box, fits 1975 or new-
er. $75 Firm. 863-763-6629


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PROJECT NO.: 3707
DOOR and DOOR HARDWARE REPLACEMENT
YEARLING MIDDLE SCHOOL
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m. Sep-
tember 28, 2006 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Door and Door Hardward Replacement at
Yearding Middle School
925 NW 23rd Lane
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall complete a list of sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contract work in
connection with this project. This list shall accompany the contractor's bid. Failure
to provide a list will be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file In the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Opemrations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return m of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee Count a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 in the enal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract; and
a payment bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Statutes,
guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall be ac-
companied by a sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Statutes,
on Public Entity Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Certification, Trench Safety Affi-
davit, if applicable and acknowledgement of Jessica Lunsford compliance.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness in the State of Florida having a general bond holder's rating of A-+ -excellent
and a financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner,
within ten (10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said
bonds to be paid by the Contractor, Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with
School Boardinstructions.
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said
project.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Wednesday, September 14, 2006, 10:00
a.m., prevailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 700 SW
2nd Avenue, Room 110, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially completed
February 1, 2007 and have the actual site work, including punch list items and
site clean up, totally completed 30 calendar days thereafter. Failure to do so will
result In liquidated damages In the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the
date of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial
completion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages
for each day the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of fi-
nal completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid Is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any, informalites. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days af-
terthe date of opening. .
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
160447 ON 9/7/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will convene a public
hearing on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the'County Commis-
sion Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider
adoption of the tentative county budgets) and millage rates) for fiscal year
2004/2005.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
thit for ucrh purpo-r hP nr ";he must ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
n. i. wr,.r., N.:.rd shall include the testimony and evidence upon
r.,.rV .Ir p :n W h1 i LU.,.,]
Clf Betts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
159256 ON 9/7/06L


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marni edlras, new CA.Heal,
40, de,:iel screen i"oom, 40,
carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787

Recreation i



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



BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$2500.86.3-467-8292 Iv.msg.
BASS BOAT- Skeeter StarFire,
175, Johnson GT 1.50hp &
trolling 'motor. Skeeter Trir
$7500.05. 863-824-0441 -
LOGAN BASS BOAT,.'79- good
cond. needs floor work, runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 115hp,
runs great, $800 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5725
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
SAILBOAT, Spirit, 23' roller
reef, 9.9 Nissan, with gen-
erator & trailer, $2500.
(239)823-1114
SEA KAYAK- Fiberglass w/rud-
der, 17', Northwest Cadence,
$900 (863)357-7406
SWEETWATER, '91, tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
& generator, no trlr., $3500
or best offer. (863)467-8161


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '76,
Limited Edition pull camper,
exc. cond., $7500 or best
offer. (863)467-9234
FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Reese,
15K Ibs. $175.
(863)610-1120
SCOOTER- Electric, 500 watt,
New, 2 wheel, Adult, Good
for RV or Park. $225.
(863)610-1120


TRANSPORTATION
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
(239)821-8787


WAVE RUNNER- '00 Yamaha,
GP1200R, low hours, asking
$3000 or best offer
(863)673-5891


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RIMS & TIRES (4), 17"
Speedy, black, chrome lip, 4
bolt Honda's, all hardware.
$600 (561)985-0183
RIMS- All gold knock off wire
wheels, 100 spoke 15x7, No
Hubs. $195. or best offer.
(863)763-3334
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
(863)763-8201
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
(863)467-8856






CHEVY CREW CAB- '98, Fuel
tank, Pump & Tool Box.
$2500. or best offer.
(863)517-1780
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $800
(863)697-8575
FORD F150'88 4x4
auto, new tires, needs some
work but runs. $950 or best
offer. 863-673-0568 Iv.msg.
FORD RANGER '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
(863)697-8931


FORD F150, '94, w/matching
topper, $2500. Call John @
(863)484-0326 or
(863)467-9470
TOYOTA PICKUP '82
5 spd., 30+mpg, does not
smoke, 1 owner 18 yrs. 2
spares. $675. 863-697-2882
TRANSPORTATION
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
239)821-8787


CHEVY BLAZER 4X4 '82
new 454 mtr., 33/1250 Super
Swamper tires. Runs great!
$2500 Neg. 863-342-2042
PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
bishi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
$1500 (863)763-3451


DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
(239)633-7173
FLATBED- for a 1 ton truck, 8
x 11, asking $500
(561)996-9264
STORAGE TRAILER, 8ft x 18ft,
aluminum Kidron Reefer Box,
no cooling unit, w/gooseneck
trir.$1200neg. (561)996-9264


TRAILER, 5x8 w/2ft. sides.
$250 (863)763-8201
Utility Trailer, 5'x8', ramp
gate, new, $750.
(239)633-7173


DODGE CUSTOM '85 Runs
good. $700. 239-462-7722
FORD WINDSTAR'94
new tires, alarm, keyless entry,
needs crank kit. $600 or best
offer. 863-634-4306

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Public notice is hereby given that Feru-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prir liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal PtL,FL 33438.
1991 Oldsmobile (WHIT) 4-D
VIN #1G3AL54NOM6303569
1993 Ford (Station WageonBGE
VIN#1FAPP15J6PW289996
1994 Chrysler (Maroon) 40
VIN#1C3AA3636RF154067
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 04-798-DR
Melissla A. Hemande4,
Petitioner
and
Serglo M. Hemandez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Serglo M. Heandez
PO Box162149
Atlanta, GA 30321
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Mellssa A.
Hemandez whose address Is 3435 NW
4th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on or
before September 14, 2006, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court
at 312 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972, before service on Petitioner or
Immediately thereafter. If you fall to do
so, a default may be entered against
ou for the relief demanded In the pet-
ton.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, Including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circult Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit's
Court's office notified of your current
address. Future papers In this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record
atthe clerks office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, Includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: August 8,2006
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: HeatherThomas
154221 ON 8/17,24,31;9/7/06


Community Events


Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting schedule
and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Memory Keeper'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 information,
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. Volun-
teers must be 21 years of age, submit an application, submit to a crimi-
nal background check, submit to a personal reference check and
attend 30 hours of training which will include courtroom observation
and independent study. For in for rnalion, call (772) 785-5804.

Golftourlfey belief its 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 presenta-
tions. 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 Fri-
day, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship
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 Department,
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 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 Okee-
chobee 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 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 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.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

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.

ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
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 survivor 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 nine-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.

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) 610-
0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
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 beat the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott 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 heeded. 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.

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 employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; 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 fundrais-
er 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: ohs 1987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center %xould 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 (8631 162-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Acti Lies are held-from .1.,4 30 a.m. until 4:30 p m.
This is a rree-ser% ice to seniors age 60iand over.

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 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; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
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 missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.


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American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64 is locat-
ed at 501 S.E. Second St. The Post
phone number is (863) 763-2950.
* The Post will temporarily change their
hours of operation to Sunday, Monday
Tuesday and Thursday -1 until 8 p.m.;
Wednesday- noon until 8 p.m.
* Our kitchen is open daily serving a
regular menu. The hours of operation
are: Monday, Thursday and Friday from
1 until 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
served from noon until 6 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
* Happy Hour in the lounge is from 4.
until 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday.
* Bar bingo will be held each Monday
starting at 1 p.m., and on Thursday
nights beginning at 6 p.m. for members
and guests.
* Friday night dinner is served from
4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be from 4
until p.m.
* Bingo is held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
* The Sons of the American Legion
steak dinner will be held on the third
Sunday of each month from 3 until 6
p.m. for a $10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea. There will be
entertainment from 3 until 7 p.m.

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regular
informational meeting on the first Satur-
day of the rhonth at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W.,at10a.m.
Applications for new members are
available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (868) 697-1451,
or Jerry Lee Shields at (863) 467-8779
or (863)634-9563.
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are the first Saturday of the month at 10
am. Contact the Post at 467-2882 for
information.

EaglesAeries #4137
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p;m. Food
will be available for a donation.
6 Wednesday: bar bingo from 4 p.m.
until? Food will be available.
* Every Thursday: washer toss at 1
* First and third Thursday: Auxiliary at 6
p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
* Friday: steak night (16-oz.) starting
at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music will
be by Jimmy Harper.
* Saturday and Sundays: music at 7
6 First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.
* Call the AERIES for other events at
(863)763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R. 70
East. For informatiorr, call (863) 763-
6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
* Tuesday: trustees meet at 7 p.rh.
First and third will be the regular mebt-
ing starting at 8p.m.
* Wednesday: bingo will be at 7 p.m.
The public is invited. Doors open at
4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be avail-
able at 6 p.m.
* Friday: dinner and entertainment
starting at 6 p.m. Members and guests
are invited.
* Saturday: hamburgers from noon until
2 p.m.; bar bingofrom 2 p.m. until ?

Okeechobee Masonie
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is
located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. For infor-
mation about the club and events, call
Bucky Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or Matt
Buxtoh at (863) 357-9992.
6 The MasOnic Lodge holds their meet-
ings on the second and fourth Mon-
days of each month starting at 7:30
p.rh.

Order of the Eastern
Star- Chapter #128
* The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact W.M. Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8029.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W. in
Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's phone
number is (863) 763-2250.
* Sunday breakfast will be served from
9 until 11 a.m.
* Thursday and Friday night meals will
be served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the
Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for the menu.
* Thursday is karaoke night starting at
7p.m.
* Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there will be
music for dancing. Call to see who is
playing.
* Saturday night meals will be served
starting at 6 p.m. Saturday is karaoke at
8 p.m. Call forthe menu.
* Saturday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m., W.O.T.M.
"College of Regents Celebration",
Karen Taylor, new collegiate to be hon-
ored, Becky Bennett, her red tassel and
Theresa Acheson, her red stole. Come
enjoy and bring a covered dish.
* Sunday, Sept. 10,1 p.m. Moose Dis-
trict Meeting. All members should plan
to attend.
* Tuesday, Sept. 19,9 a.m. until 6 p.m.,
L.O.O.M. election of Jr. Governor. All
qualified members should vote. Lodge
meeting tofollowat p.m.
* Friday, Sept.22, karaokewillbeat6p.m.
* Friday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., 50'/60's


Sock Hop. Wear your 50's/60's out fit,
there will be prizes. There will be hot
dogs, hamburgers, fries, milk shakes,
root beer floats, cherry cokes, and
Brandy Alexandar. Other games, too.
Come enjoy.
* Saturday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Booth
wedding. Governor Steve Booth and
Senior Regent, Bonnie Horner are get-
ting married at the Lodge. .Dress
accordingly. Reception will follow.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in Okee-
chobee. For information and meal'
menus, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954.
6 Social quarters open daily from noon
until 8 p.m..
6 General men's meeting is the second
and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
6 WOTM #956 meeting is the second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Men's officer, meeting first and third
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
* Women's officer meeting on the first
Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.
* General meeting on the second
Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.
6 Horseshoes every Thursday and
Sunday p.m.
6 Moose races every Saturday at 1
p.m. Washertoss at3 p.m.
* Karaoke with Chuck on Sundays
from 3 p.m. until ?, with snacks..
* Turkey Shoot on the first Sunday of
each month at 9 a.m.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is located
at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are seasonal,
contact the Post at (863) 763-0818 for


information or write the Post at RO. Box
1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through Sun-
day;
* Monday through Thursday: happy
hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
* Washer toss every Tuesday siaring
at 1 p.m. Food will be available. Every-
oneis welcome.
* Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m. lor
members and guests. Food will be
available. Karaoke will be from 6 until
10p.m.
* Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be avail-
able.
* Sunday: dinner will be available
from'2 until 5 p.m., and will be followed
by karaoke from 6 until 10 p.m.
* Every third Sunday there will be a
post meeting and ladies auxiliary meet-
ing at 11 a.m.
* The post membership drive is under
way, and the post is striving for 100 per-
cent. For information, contact the quar-
termaster at (863) 763-0818.
* Big screen TV for all events.

VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at 2002
S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. For
information, call (863) 467-2882. Post
hours are from noon until 8 p.m., Mon-
day through Sunday.
* We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS:
ladies auxiliary.'
* Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary dinner
and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets. Music
will be available.
* Every Thursday is bar bingo at 12:45.
p.m. Lunch will be available.
* Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10


donation. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
* Post meetings are held on the sec-
ond and fourth Saturday of the month
beginning at 10 a.m. The main meeting
is on Ihe lourlh Saturday
For information contact Commander
Johnnie H. Patent al (863) 467-2882.
All games and special events are
snown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.

VFWPOst #10539
* The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at 1 p.m.
* Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Monday
through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sun-
day.
* Wednesday. bar bingo will start at
12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, courtesy
ol the Ladies Auxiliary
* Thursday: short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and dancing.
* Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage dogs
for $1.50 grilled or steamed at noon.
Live music and dancing will start at 7
p.m.
* Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the big-
screen TV."
* Call (863) 763-2308 for the schedule
of events.

Okeechobee

Shrine Club
* The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R.
78 W., members will meet the first and
third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m.
The club is also available for weddings
and parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at (863)
610-6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Hiatt to perform fly-by
Capt. Michael (Mike) Hiatt, grandson of Jo Jackson and
the late Bill Jackson of Okeechobee and the elder son of
Vic and Pat Hiatt of Tampa will be flying a formation fly-by
for the opening game of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on
Sunday, Sept. 10. Capt. Hiatt and the other three pilots will
each be flying in the F-15C which is the U.S. Air Force's air
superiority fighter aircraft. The F-15C is a single seat air-
plane. These pilots are currently stationed at Langley AFB,
Virginia. Capt. Hiatt is a 1997 graduate of East Bay High
School in Gibsonton, and a 2001 graduate of the U.S. Air
Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Capt. Michael
Hiatt is married to Kelly (Kobiskie) Hiatt, graduate of
Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and a mas-
ter degree's from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.


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