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Vol. 97 No. 256 Wednesday, September 13, 2006 50M Plus tax


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County roads
close temporarily
County Road 15-A at S.E.
86th Blvd will be closed to
through traffic on Thursday,
Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m.
Also, S.E. 86th Blvd. will be
blocked to through traffic at
$.R. 710 and at SE. L68thDrive.
. .Only residents who live in
the area will be allowed to use
these blocked roads.

OC SO looking
for local teenager
Investigators from the Okee-
chobee County Shenrf's Office
(OCSO) are seeking informa-
tion on the %\ hereabouts of an
Okeechobee leen, Dustin Petti-
grew. .
Dustin is C16 years ot age, is a
white male standing 5-foot-11
and weighing 180 pounds.
If anyone has any informa-
lion on %%riere Dustin can be
found, contact Detective Rose-
marn Farless at i.S63.i 763-3117,
or 800-357-9868.:

Inside

Central's 3rd
graders are busy
I can't believe we're almost
finished with four weeks of
school! These third graders
have been hard at work this
year, and we're having lots of
fun, too. I loved seeing the co\\ -,
boys and cowgirls last.week for
Rodeo day! We finished up the
Kaplan test in Reading and
Math on Wednesday morning.
It's good preparation for the
FCAT later this year._
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Drought Index
Current: 224
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.33 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.83 feet


OUA approves rate hike


Board tentatively
approves new
$15 million budget
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In a lengthy meeting on Tues-
day morning, the board of direc-
tors of the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) gave tentative
approval to their. budget for fiscal


year 2007 and a rate increase.
The board also approved a
damage claim and discussed
expansion of the wastewater
treatment plant.
The proposed budget totals.
$15,361,972 and includes an
increase of 5.5 percent for water
and 7 percent for wastewater.
Under the proposed budget, the
base water bill would be $16.50
and the base wastewater bill
would be $16.85.


According to figures released
by OUA, a residential customer
with a .3/4-inch meter who uses
1,000 gallons of water is currently
pa irig a combined sewer and
.iater bill of $36.06. That bill
wguld rise to $41.18 under the
proposed budget..
SThe proposed budget would
contain a 5 percent across-the-
board salary increase for
Before adoption of the budget


Deadly hurricane: At least 150 died in Moore Haven.


Okeechobee News/Florida Archives
Boats were picked up and hurled onto dry land as the Great Storm of 1926 howled
across Florida.

Remembering the 'Great Storm'


(Editor's Note. This is the I .
fitst of .,o stoin es dealing with .4-1
the deadly hurricanes of 1926 17
and 1928. The second install-
ment uiill be in the Thursdai,
Sept. 14, edition of the Okee-
chobee Newus )
By Loina Jablonski
Okeechobee News
On Sept. 18 we will mark the
80th anniversary of the "Great .
Storm of 1926."
There aren't many survivors The Gl
left, but their experiences are under
kept alive through stories and slammn
photos locked away in family house
albums nowyellowed with age. house
A small hurricane skimmrned .unearth
by Miami in June of 1926, hit- later.
ting the small town of Stuart in miles pe
what is now Martin;County. pound I
Three months later another next 12
storm began to develop off were r
Africa. By mid-month its wrath before
was being felt throughout the from its
small islands of the Atlantic. The local ho
only warning that south Florida The(
had came from a report from mous
Nassau, in the Bahamas. homes,
On Sept. 17, a local -newspa- But,
per in Miami predicted that the life itse
storm would miss Florida. But, knowle
by early afternoon it was appar- ditions
ent that the storm was immi- didn't h-
nent. By 11:30 p.m. the storm puters
was beginning to make its.pres- weather
ence known. It slammed direct- what to
ly into Miami with winds of 76.2 had to


ades County Courthouse in Moore Haven was
construction when the Great Storm of 1926
ed into the area. Blocks were torn from the court-
walls and carried miles away. Some were
led when U.S. 27 was widened into four lanes years


er hour and continued to
the- battered city for the
hours. Sustained, winds
recorded at 123 mph
the recorder was torn
anchors on the top of a
spital.
Great Storm did an enor-
amount of damage to
businesses and vessels.
the greatest loss was to
If. People were not as
dgeable of weather con-
as they are today. They
have cell phones, com-
or televisions with
r channels telling them
Expect, how long they
prepare and when it


would be safe to leave their
shelters. They had no idea that
half-way through the. storm,
there would be an uncanny lull
known as "the eye of the
storm."
When the eye moved over
the area many people, presum-
ing that the storm was finished,
stepped out onto the streets to
check the damage. They were
caught unaware when the back
half of the storm hit. Many per-
ished as they fought through
wind and rain more vicious
khan the front part of the storm

See Hurricane Page 2


and rate schedule, a second pub-
lic hearing will be held at 8:3.0
a.m., on Sept. 26 in the OUA
building at 100 S.W. Fifth Ave.
After a lengthy discussion, the
board agreed to pay Tommy
Hoover $1,843 for damage done
to his rental properties from
sewer backup last June. The
board considered documenta-
tion and timing of all events asso-
ciated with the backup.
On the day in question, the


rainfall was unusually heavy. Mr.
Hoover contended that the
pumps at OUA's lift station near
his rental property were not
working.
Operations manager John
Hayford admitted that even
though there were no major
repairs required on the pumps
immediately after the incident,
he could not guarantee that the
See'OUA -Page 2


Commission



famees busy



meeting plan


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
-From the looks of the agen-
da, the Okeechobee County
:Board of County Commission-
ers will have a long meeting
tomorrow.
Theyv will be considering
two topics that have aroused a
. lot of interest the Daniel
shell pit and canal cleanup As
evidence of the population
groW.th, commissioners ~ ill
, also consider concurrency
management and economic
development.
The use of S.W. 67th Drive
by Oscar Daniel to haul shell-
rock from a mine on his prop-


erty ;has been debated for
about 11 months. At Thurs-
day's meeting, commissioners
will consider a written proposal
that would allow Mr. Daniel to
use S.W. 67th Drive under cer-
tain conditions. Mr. Daniel
would be required to grant
right-of-way through his prop-
erty for a bypass road connect-
ing S.R. 70 \\ and S.R. 78. He
.would also be required to con-
tribute a road mainternance fee
of $10 per ton to be used for the
maintence of 'S.W 67th Drive.
He would also be required to
prepay $100,000 of 'the fee
before mining operations
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Showing their support
Students at Osceola Middle School are showing their
support for the families of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001,
by wearing their red, white and blue. (back row, left to
right) Carly Enfinger, Marlina Dunn, Amber Sparks, Cait-
lyn Peaden (front row, left to right) Jennifer Ranftle and
Samantha Harrell.


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:pumps had not failed for short
while or that they were working at
capacity during the sewer back-
up.
The board noted that for sever-
al months before and after this
backup, the pumps in question
-required extensive repairs. In Jan-
uary of this year, they were finally
replaced.
Jeff Larson, of the finance
team that has been working on
the proposed expansion of the


'Meeting

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begin.'
Hours of operation would be
limited to between 8 a.m. and 6
p.m. Monday through Friday, with
,a limit of 2,000 tons a day to be
hauled oer the road.
All of these proposals have
been discussed before during the
. many hearings held on this issue.
An issue that has been around
a lot longer is sediment removal
from canals around Taylor Creek.
The commissioners "are sched-
uled to award a contract for a
canal sediment removal project.
Turing to another growth
issue, commissioners will consid-
er a professional service contact
for the development of a concur-
rency management system and
.other concurrency management
consulting services. Concurrency
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wastewater treatment plant,
reported that developers have
committed to reserving 3,900
units of sewer capacity.
The utility's insurance carrier
had originally refused Mr.
Hoover's claim. However, at that
time, the extensive documenta-
tion that the board considered in
making Tuesday's decision was
not available.
Financing of the plant expan-
sion is based, in part on develop-
ers' fees. The board had decided
earlier in light of the less than
expected response to cut back on
the proposed expansion from 4
million gallons a day MGD to a


impacts that a. development
would have on the infrastructure.
In another growth-related
issue, commissioners will consid-
er means to create an economic
development authority. The pro-
posal under consideration would
form an authority with two divi-
sions. One division would acquire,
land andidevel p industrial parks
with public funding. The other
division would pursue economic
development activities with pri-
vate funding.
At 6 p.m., commissioners will
convene a public hearing on the
budget for 2006-07
In other action, the board is
expected to:
recognize Lynn Thomas
upon her retirement after 15 years
.of service to the county;
amend the current year's
budget to reflect a change in rev-
enue estimates for Community
Development Block Grant Disas-
ter Fund and the Hurricane Hous-
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mented usage.
Mr. Larson reported that devel-
opers have committed to reserv-
ing 3,900 units. This is slightly
above the minimum of 3,500
units required for a 2 MGD expan-
sion.
In an unrelated matter, the
board voted to pay a total not to
exceed to $70,569.31 to the con-
sulting firms of D. A. Davidson,
Lewis, Longman, Walker and
PRMG for fees already incurred
and estimated additional fees
through September for work in
connection with developing
expansion plans.


approve a budget transfer in
the amount of $17,407 from the
Feline Facility Fund Reserve for
Future Improvements to the capi-
tal projects fund;
consider a change in zoning
from agriculture to neighborhood
commercial-2 for property on S.R.
78 west belonging to MGA Realty,
LLC;
consider two requests tor
changes in zoning from agricul-
tural and commercial to residen-
tial single family for two proper-
ties owned by Maronda Homes
on U.S. 98;
consider a change in zoning
from government use to and resi-
dential single family to neighbor-
hood commercial-2 for S.R. 70 E.
property owned by Carrol Word;
consider abandoning the
N.W. 67th Lane right-of-way;
consider preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 106-
unit Bridgewater Crossing town-
house condominium develop-
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In other action the board:
received the finance report
for the period ending Aug. 31;
upon recommendation of
their auditors, the board adopted
policies that will help maintain
appropriate thresholds within the
industry standards or recom-
mended guidelines; and,
agreed to a purchase meter
reading equipment for $14,290.15
to be paid for from surplus funds
budgeted for furniture, fixtures
and equipment and equipment.
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*e consider preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 39-lot
The Lakes at Sundance Trails sub-
division on N.E. 56th Avenue;
receive the quarterly report
from Okeechobee Main Street;
approve a procedure for
selecting a firm to provide engi-
neering services for work con-
nected with constructing.unbuilt
.portions, of several, platted subdi-
visions;
approve a change order for
the Scott Driver project;
approve'a bid for additions
and alterations to the sports com-
plex concession;
approve purchase of a
portable pump for hurricane
emergency response;
consider an emergency pur-
chase of a radio tower generator;
and,
e set the schedule for commis-
sion meeting in the month of
November.


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attempting to reach shelter.
The construction of the Uni-
versity of Miami was nearing
completion when the storm came
to call, Fortunately, the school's
opening was delayed by only two
days. It officially opened on Oct.
17, 1926, with 560 students. Sup-,
posedly, the first football team to
take the field that fall adopted the
nickname of the "Hurricanes"
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its official mascot. According to
legend, the ibis is the first bird to
return to an area after a hurricane
passes through.
The hurricane finally pulled
out of Miami and made its way
across the state headed for Lake
Okeechobee. It zeroed in on the
small town of Moore Haven.
The new Glades County Court-
house in Moore Haven was under
construction when the Great
Storm hit. Storm water from Lake
Okeechobee tore some of the
concrete blocks out of the walls
and washed them miles away.
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covered years later when U.S. 27
was widened to four lanes.
Weeks after the storm had
passed some of the streets were
still under 3 feet of water. Sur-
vivors from Moore Haven had to
be evacuated to Sebring where
the National Guard was brought
in to keep the peace. Unidentified
bodies were buried in a mass
grave. The death toll in Moore
Haven stood at 150, but those
who survived put the number
closer to 300.
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Florida when it charged through
Pensacola before heading west
toward Texas.
It left behind such destruction
and death that it became known
as "The Great Storm of 1926."
Life slowly returned to normal
in south Florida, but many people
left the Miami area. Those who
stayed repaired or rebuilt their
homes and businesses and peo-
ple went on as before until the
summer of 1928.


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Dead newborn found in bathroom trash
PORT RICHEY (AP) The body of a newborn baby girl was found
dumped in a trash can in a department store bathroom, and the moth-
er may face charges, authorities said.
A female employee at the Target store found the body in an employ-
ee bathroom shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, Pasco County sheriff's
spokesman Doug Tobin said.
Detectives estimated the body had been in the trash can for several
hours, Tobin said. An autopsy is expected to determine whether she
had been stillborn or left to die.
The mother is in her mid-20s to mid-30s and had been at the store
on Monday, Tobin said. He wouldn't identify her or say whether she
was a customer or employee.
"We were able to find her in a relatively short period of time and get
her to a hospital," Tobin said.
Charges could range from murder, if the baby was born alive, to
improperly disposing of human remains if the baby was stillborn,
Tobin said.
The baby is at least the third newborn to be found abandoned and
dead in the Tampa Bay area this year.

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
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
motor.


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Central 3rd graders are hard at work


I can't believe we're almost fin-
ished with four weeks of school!
These third graders have been hard
at work this year, and we're having
lots of fun, too. I loved
seeing the cowboys
and cowgirls last
week for Rodeo
day! We fin-
ished up theN
Kaplan test in
Reading and Math 41
on- Wednesday
morning. It's good preparation for
the FCAT later this year.
We had several grandparents
come and eat lunch with us last
week for Grandparents Day at Cen-
tral. What a blessing! Don't forget
that your children can get extra
practice for the FCAT at home by
visiting the website, www.fcatex-


plorer.com. Their user ID and pass-
word are in the front of their agen-
das on a mailing label.
This week, Thursday is an early
release day for students and Friday,
the kids are out of school! Have a
wonderful week!
Third grade is great. The stu-
dents have settled in and are ready
to learn. They just solved the case of
the missing joke book in Nate the
Great: San Francisco Detective. Dur-
ing science, we started an experi-
ment growing plants in a plastic
bag. Most of the seeds have started
to grow roots and some even have
stems! The students look forward
to watching the plants grow. We
are still working on learning our
multiplication facts and learning
place value of numbers up to 6-dig-
its. They are doing great and contin-


ue to keep the great work habits.
Don't forget to keep reading! Happy
Birthday to Disan Hernandez.
The third graders in Mrs.
Atwell's class are very busy learn-
ing. We are doing the 100 book
challenge, learning new concepts
in math and studying hard. We
have DIBELS testing coming up so
get lots of rest. Don't forget to do
FCAT Explorer (www.fcatexplor-
er.com) and read a book every
night!
Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
class enjoyed their Labor Day
Weekend. They began their holiday
with Rodeo Day at school where
they learned about roping and bar-
rel riding. They listened to a story
and a movie about the cowboy
way. Special thanks to Mrs. Friend
for organizing the day! Students are
on the way to a good start with the


100 Book Challenge. Students earn
a step for every fifteen minutes that
they read. Don't forget to read and
mark those folders. Special days
include: Heaven Peacock, Caitlin
Prevatt, and Angelo Wells birthdays
this month and our students of the
week are Aubrie Reister and Chelsy
Merritt.
In social studies we are learning
about the Declaration of Indepen-
dence and "Remembering Septem-
ber 11th". In math, we will be learn-
ing to compare, order, and round
numbers. Also, we are learning our
multiplication facts up to 5 this
week. Our story for next week is
"Allie's Basketball Dream".
Our students of the week for the
first three weeks of school are;
Manuel Ramirez, Bridget Jimenez,
Jordan Lawlis, Gabriela Garcia,
Kelsey Orr and Sofia Medrano.


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Boy'Aldridge
Zollie "Georgia Boy" Aldridge,
age 81, of Okeechobee, died at
Raulerson Hospital on Sept. 9,
2006.
, He was born Jan. 18, 1925, in
Fort Valley, Ga., to the late John
Wesley Aldridge and Annie Maude
Murcheson Aldridge.
He came to Okeechobee at the
age of 14 and
became a:well
known and suc-
cessful roofer
and contractor.
Mr. Aldridge
is preceded in
death by: his
Wife; Vineta
Sparkman
Aldridge; broth- Zolie
ers, Richard Zoilie
Williams and Aldridge
Augustus "Gus"
Aldridge, both of Georgia; sisters,
Carolyn Aldridge Wilson of Texas
and Helen Aldridge Brake of Cali-
fornia; grandson, Justin Underhill
of Okeechobee; and, great-grand-
son, Brandon Vvight of Tennessee.
Survivors include: sons, Jesse
Aldridge and Allen Aldridge of
Okeechobee; daughters, Brenda
Joyce Aldridge Raulerson Lynn of
Tennessee, Geraldine Aldridge
Bertram of Okeechobee, Zolline
Aldridge Holcomb of Fort Pierce
and Charlene Aldridge Sanders of
Orlando; grandchildren, Donald
Raulerson, Jr., Dana Raulerson Sal-
aborof Tennessee, Derenda Rauler-
son Mover of Mississippi, Jeffrey
Aldridge. Jeannre Aldridge Billie,
Melanie Jones.,Kimberly Bertram
Fralix, Anthonr Bertram and ka-nce
Wilkerson. all of Okeechobee, Ketin
Fralix of Tennessee, Allen Aldridge
Jr., Mary Leonard Bullington ol
Okeechobee, Tammy Holcomb
Avery, David Holocomb and Dance-
tone Holcomb, all of Fort Pierce,
Nicole Sanders of Orlando; 32 great-
grandchildren; sister, Juanita
Aldridge Smith of Texas; and, broth-
er, Bill Aldridge of Georgia:
The lamril received friends on
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006; at the First
Baptist Church. .
Services will be on Wednesday,
Sept. 13, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the First
Baptist Church with Buddy Han-
cock officiating. The pallbearers
will be his grandsons. Internment
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mary Elizabeth
(Knapp) Mount
Mary Mount was bprn Mary
Elizabeth Knapp in Winter Park, on
Nov. 20, 1975. She spent most of
her childhood
in Okeechobee
Fort Myers in
1991.
She graduat-
ed from
Cypress Lake
High .lSchool,
'1994. In 1998, Mary
she married Mount
Charles L.
Mount. The
young couple made their home in
Cape Coral and both worked hard
to build a life together. Along with
working a full-time job, she was
busy pursuing an associate's
degree through Edison Community
College and planned to advance to
a bachelor's degree in marketing.
She is survived by her husband,
Charles Mount; her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert
(Dottie) Knapp; brother, Steve


Knapp; grandfather, D. Robert
Knapp; and, aunt, Noreen Weller.
Funeral services are under the
direction of Lee Memorial Park
Funeral Home, 12777 S.R. 82, Fort
Myers, Fla. 33913.
Services will be held for Mary
Knapp Mounts on Saturday, Sept.
16, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral
Home at 1p.m.
Visitation with the family is
scheduled before the service from,
noon until 1 p.m. Father Tim Shaw
will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested donations be made to
Cue Center for Missing Persons,
P.O. Box 12714, Wilmington, N.C.
28405 or Nations Missing Children
Organization and Center for Miss-
ing Adults, 2432 West Peoria Ave.,
Suite 1286, Phoenix, Ariz. 85029.

John Thomas Price, Jr.
John Thomas Price, Jr., age 59,
of Yeehaw Junction, died Sept. 2,
2006, at Lawnwood Regional Med-
ical Center. He was born Dec. 1,
1946, in Spartanburg, S.C. Formerly
of Vero Beach, he moved to Yee-
haw Junction 10 years ago. He was
a Shriner and enjoyed fishing and
playing the guitar. He was also a
chef and taught culinary arts.
He is survived by his son, John
Price III of Yeehaw Junction; his
daughter, Lisa Haymond (Brian
'John Kramps) of Edmonton, Cana-
da, and brother, David Price of
Lakewood. He is also survived by
his grandchildren, Briage Lemal,
Jazzmine Lemal, and K\Tin
Kramps, all of Edn onton, Canada
Memorial services \\ill be at 5.30
p.m., Frida\, Sept 15, 2006. at the
Lnity Center-oi-Vero Beach, 950 -143rd
Ave., Vero Beach. Pastor Bob Mar-
shall and Pastor Robin Reiter will
officiate.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxtoh
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Herbert Lewis Hudson
Herbert Lewis Hudson, age 84,:
died Sept. 11, 2006, in West Palm
Beach. Mr. Hudson was born in
Kansas and moved to Hollywood,
Fla. as a youngster. He has lived in


Okeechobee since his retirement as
the owner of Hudson/Alpha Roof-
ing & Sheet Metal Company. Mr.
Hudson was a Past Master of Roe
Folkerson Masonic Lodge #2991.
He served with the U.S. Navy as a
fighter pilot during WWII, and was
a member of the American Legion
Post 0223. As a young man, Mr.
Hudson had been active with the
Boy Scouts serving as a troop
leader in Davie. As a hobby, he built
air boats and was an avid hunter
and fisherman. He was also known
for his friendly sense of humor, and
his wood working abilities. He
enjoyed constructing fine furniture
and restoring antiques.
'He is survived by his loving wife,
Lila H., his daughters; Sharon (Jim)
Kelly of Jupiter and Gayle (Allan)
Greenfield of Colo. He also leaves
to cherish his memory, his grand-
children; Lenora J. Nave, Lila M.
Kelly, Jamie L. Forgione, Cynthia L.
Kelly, Carly M. Greenfield and Lloyd
A. Greenfield. He also is survived by
his sisters; Vera H. Hughes and Eliz-
abeth H. Pierce. There will be a
gatheringof his friends and relatives
on Friday at the funeral home from
1 until 2 p.m. A memorial service
will be conducted by the Masonic
Lodge at 2 p.m. Funeral services
have been entrusted to Dorsey-E.
Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funer-
al Home, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake
Worth, Fla. 33461.

Sylvia Sidna Hull
Sylvia Sidna Hull, age 68, of
Okeechobee, died Sept 11;2006;,at
her residence in Okeechobee. She
was born.Qc. ,22, 1937,. in LaBelle
and had been .a resident of Okee-
chobee for 13 years. Her greatest
passion in life was her family. She
also enjoyed crocheting, fishing,
camping, cooking, sewing and
crafts.
She is preceded in death by her
parents; her son, Stacey Brian Hull;
her brothers, Billy "Junior" Gomez,
Clarence Gomez, and Jeffrey "Jeff"
Gomez.:
She is survived by her sons,
Jerry L. (Donna) Hull of LaBelle,
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INI Florida
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' added new features to better serve
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An interactive community cal-
endar for each community served
;,by Independent Newspapers Flori-
'c da will help community members
,ket-p track of upcoming events. A
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:paper and with each other. Com-
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blogs.
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community.

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planning tool for the whole com-
munity. Post club meetings, school
events, festivals, charity dinners
and other local events. As more
people use the calendar, it will also
-help organizations plan their
schedules, and perhaps avoid
over-scheduling a particular day.
We hope that going online to
"check the calendar" will become
''part of the routine of every club
'and organization, helping them
choose event dates that don't con-
flict with too many other similar
events. This will should benefit the
.organizations hosting the events,
.,helping to ensure a better turnout,
.as well as the people who wish to
atcnrid Ihe events, but would have
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to let other community members
know about your events.
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advance. They can include infor-
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Community Event

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. 19, North Elemen-
tary School, 3999 N.W 10th Terrace, Yearling Middle 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
i the first school on the list. For information, call (863) 763-3519.




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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
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 facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
-701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics 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.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-2425.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage 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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
,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 rela-
tionships The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene.Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
-Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9p.m.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information, call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-
2280 ..
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
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 invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing 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, locat-
ed 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 Okeechobee,
: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 Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materi-
als and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for infor-
mation.'
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
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.



Community Events


Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule 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.

Doctors with a Heart Day planned
Platt Chiropractic, 280 S.W. 32nd St., will be holding Doctors
with a Heart Day on Tuesday, Oct. 3. On that day, all services will be
free including examinations, X-rays, adjustment and physiother-
apy. All donations for services received on that day will directly ben-
efit Real Life Children's Ranch. Appointments can be made by call-
ing (863) 763-2400.


Community Events

Chamber members will meet
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will hold a general
membership luncheon at noon on Sept. 13 at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Speakers from the Chamber of
Commerce will address the members regarding the activities of
the Chamber in the community.For information, call the Cham-
ber office at (863) 763-6464.

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
invited. Assistance for handicapped persons may be arranged by
contacting the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin
and Okeechobee Counties at (772) 489-8120.

Meeting on lake regulation slated
A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the
Okeechobee.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.

Healthy Start group to moeet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Sept. 1.3, at 11:30 a.rnm in their office
at 575 S.W. 28th St. in 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 implementing 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.

Learning coalitions committee to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River. Martin and Okeechobee counties will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in room S208 on the Indian River
Community College in Fort Pierce. For information, contact
Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.

Local Democrats plan meeting
The guest speaker for this month's Okeechobee Democratic
Party meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, will be Terry Coopman
from AARP who will speak on the topic of livable communities.
The meeting will be held at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. S.
Park St. Social time begins at 6 p.m., and will be followed by the
meeting at7 p.m. Call (863) 357-8680 for information.

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 serv-
ice. 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 informa-
tion contact Wanda Haas, RN,,CDE, CPT at (863) 763-5093. Reg-
istration 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
be at the library to promote the McDonald's Reading Challenge
program and encourage children in grads kindergarten through
live to visit their local libraries and obtain a library card through-
out the month of September. During the program, children 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 (863) 763-3536.

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. 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.

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 Evange-
list Curtis Rhoden. Services will be Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. and on Sept. 18-20 at 7:30p.m. each night. For infor-
mation, 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 Sun-
day, 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. .'" '"" :* ,' '

Final payment due for yearbook ads
Attention parents and students of the Class of 2007. The final
payment on black and white seniior ads is Monday, Sept. 18. The
yearbook adviser will have a table in the cafeteria during both
lunches to collect the payment. Please make checks payable to
OHS. Please do not miss the deadline or you will lose your ad. If
you have questions, emailvancampv@okee.kl2.fl.us.

Library hosting hurricane program
"Historic Hurricanes" featuring real time reminiscences of
local residents from the great hurricanes of the past will be pre-
sented on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Janie Gould, from Indian River Com-
munity College (IRCC); has interviewed area residents about
their hurricane experiences.


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 neglect-
ed children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit
an application, submit to a criminal background check, submit
to a personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training
which will include courtroom observation and independent
study. For information, call (772)785-5804.

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.


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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY REGISTERED SEXUAL OFFENDERS/PREDATORS

Editor's Note: The following are registered sexual offenders and sexual predators in Okeechobee County. The purpose of'publishing this list is
not to embarrass these individuals or create fear. This information is published in the interest of public safety. For more information, go to the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) web site at www.fdle.state.fl.us/sexual_predators/; or, call the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office at (863) 763-3117. Whether a convicted person is designated an offender or a predator is determined by the court. This list was current as
of Sept. 8, 2006. The list changes frequently.


Sexual Offenders


Alcazar, Juan
1134 N.E.
60th Ave.


Carnely, Jerry
4004 S.E.
29th Court


Anderson, Billy Ray Sr.
16741 N.W.
214th Circle


Collins, Robert
1069 S.W.
39th Lane


Aranda, Emilio
Okeechobee
County Jail


Assamad, Naseem L.
606 N.E. 13th Ave.,
Room 3


Collins, Timothy Cross, Roland W.
4207 N.W. 1106 N.E.
30th St. 29th Terrace


Brewer, Warren
1208 S. Parrott
Ave., Apt. 2










Daugherty, Michael
6841 S.E.
86th Blvd., Lot 9


Bridle, James
Okeechobee
County Jail


Bryant, Charles H.
2025 S.E. 35th Lane


86th Court


Duncombe, Bernard
1255 N.W.
368th Drive


Eden, Kenneth Edsell, Robert
2587 S.E. 63rd Ave. 3124 U.S. 441 S.E.


74th Terrace


Estrada, Joseph
625 N.E.
72nd Circle N.


Estremera,
Christopher
11058 N.E. First Way


Eubanks, Steven W.
3694 N.W.
15th Ave.


Franklin, Burnice
Okeechobee
County Jail


Garrison, Roy P.
504 N.W. 16th St


Geddie, Barbara Goggans, Jerry
957 N.E. 13th Ave. 200 S.W. 85th Ave.


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Hernandez, Monico
403 S.W. Third St.


Herrin, Billy
475 N.W.
363rd Court


Hight, Ricky Allen
1500 N.E.
42nd Terrace -


Hodges, Boyd
7175 N.E. First St.


Howard, Ellis
913 N.W. Ninth St.


Huff, David Allen
7491 N.E. Fourth St.


Izquierdo, Francisco Jenkins, Alexander
4720 U.S. 98 N. 8761 S.R.
78 W., Lot 45


Johnson, Daniel,
3632 N.W. 18th Ave.


Johnson, Orville Junior
t 6500 U.S.
441 S.E., #33


Jones, Donald
4821 N.W. 27th St.


Kloosterman, Billy
2053 G Center St


Lawson, Ralph
10585 N.E. 12th Lane


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Lee, Hobert Monroe
14777 U.S. 441 N.


Lee, Joseph Mack
17946 U.S. 441 N.


Leitner, Marvin
2587 S.E. 63rd Ave.


MacKenzie, David
1911 S.E.
29th St., #1


Major, Jack
2587 S.E. 63rd Ave.


Maldonado, Marr, Keith
Roberto B. 2819 S.E.
3748 N.W. Second St. 38th Ave., B


Marshall, Ira James
2828 N.W. 46th Ave.,
Trailer 15


Martin, Hebert C.
2338 S.E. 38th Trail


Sixth Ave. #7


Mixson, Johnny Moore, Terry
3534 N.W. 18th Ave. 905 N.E. 14th Ave.


Moreno, Hilario
Absconder -
Warrant


Moreno, Maximino
Absconder -
Warrant


Pacquette, Francois
2587 S.E. 63rd Ave.


Pastor, Gerardo
6454 U.S. 441 S.E.


Penedaromero,
Valenti
5885 N.E. Eighth Way


Perez, Rigoberto
Absconder -
Warrant


Phillips, Mark L.
4055 S.E.
24th Road, Lot 66


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Piatek, Frank
4055 S.E.
24th Road, Lot 66


Powers, Patrick
7272 N.W. 81st Court


Pugh, John Richardson, Jerry
4385 S.E. 12626 U.S. 441 S.E.,
50th Ave., Lot 26 Cabin 4


Robedeau, Robert Runner, Mark
7272 N.W. 81st Court 2587 S.E. 63rd Ave.


Sampson, Pitman
2518 S.E. 38th Trail







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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY REGISTERED SEXUAL OFFENDERS/PREDATORS


Sexual Offenders


34254 N.W. 21st
Ave., Trailer B










Alvin Westberry
10281 N.E.
2nd Terrace


Todd, John
4369 S.E. 24th St.


Warren, Fred T.
4242 S.E. 25th
Drive, Lot 147


15th Ave. Terrace


Whyte, Phillip
1803 S. Parrott
Ave., Apt. D-204


1255 N.W.
368th Dr.


Yates, Bobby Ray Yates, James Kenneth
Okeechobee 17925 N.W.
County Jail 33rd Terrace


Ave. 74th Terrace


Sexual Predators


McGurn, Ronald B.
28250 N.E.
69th Terrace


Suarez,
Stevan Epiafnio
224 S.E. 14th Ave.


Waldron, Michael
Okeechobee
County Jail


Curl, Steven Nelson
1344 S.R.70 E.


Frequently asked questions about sex offenders


(Q) What is the
difference between
a predator and an
offender?

-(A) To be designated as a preda-
tor, the subject must have been
found by the court to be a sexual
predator. Florida law requires a
written court finding for sexual
predator status. Sexual predator
designation only applies to sex
offenses committed on or after
October 1, 1993. In addition, the
subject must have been convicted
of either one first degree felony sex
crime, or two second degree felony
sex crimes. In the latter situation,
the second offense must occur
within 10 years of the previous
offense, conviction, or release from
the sanction of the court, whichev-
er is later. Additionally as of July 1,
2004, anyone civilly committed
under the Florida Jimmy Ryce Sex-
ually Violent Predator Act must also
register as a sexual predator. See
F.S. 775.21(3) for additional infor-
mation regarding sexual predators.
The sex offender designation
applies to any listed sex offense,
regardless of the date the offense
was committed, for which an
offender is being released on or
after October 1, 1997 from the
"sanction imposed" for the offense,
or, is currently under the care, ctus-
tody, or control' of the Florida
Department of Corrections (DOC).
"Sanction imposed" includes, but is
not limited to, a fine, probation,
community control, parole, and
conditional release, control release
or incarceration. See F.S.
943.0435(12) for additional infor-
mation regarding sexual offenders.
This law was prospective rather
than retroactive. If the subject was
released from sanctions before the
October 1,1997 date, the subject is
not required to register.

(Q) Does FDLE provide
sexual predator and
offender information
via the Internet?

(A) Yes. We are required by law
to put all registered sexual preda-
tors and offenders who quality
under the Florida Public Safety
Information Act (PSIA) on the Inter-
net. Flyers will contain a photo, a
physical description, and an
address for each subject. This infor-
mation can be printed from the
web page. Our Internet address is
www.fdle.state.fl.us. Click on Sexu-
al Predators and.Offenders.


(Q) I heard on the news


that I can get a list of
sexual predators and:
,offenders for my area.
Is this true?

(A) Yes. In fact, we have a data-
base of all sexual predators and
offenders who qualify under the
Public Safety Information Act
(PSIA) in Florida. The list is avail-
able by city, county, or zip code, and
you can request your particular
area to determine if a predator or
offender lives near you. The Sex.
Offender and Predator Unit (SOPU)
at the Florida Department. of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) can mail a zip
code list of names and addresses of
the offenders and predators living in
your zip code free of charge. This
information is also available on the
Internet atwww.fdle.state.fl.us.

(Q) Can you give me a
complete criminal his-
tory for the individual
on your website?

(A) We can only provide you
with the triggering offense that
qualified the person as a sexual
predator or offender. However, a
complete criminal history for the
.state of Florida can be obtained
through the Public Records Section
at the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE). You will need
to provide the subject's name, sex,
race and date of birth. The social
security number is also helpful, if
you have it. The cost of a Florida
criminal record check from FDLE is
$23. The request, along with pay-
ment, may be sent to the following
address: Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, Attn.: USB/Pub-
lic Records Section, P.O. Box 1489,
Tallahassee, Fla. 32302-1489. You
may also obtain Florida criminal
history records at the following
FDLE website, with the use of a
credit card: www.fdle.state.fl.us.

(Q) Do you only regis-
ter a person with a
Florida record as a
sexual predator?

(A) No. The law allows the
courts to issue a sexual predator
finding if the subject has been
convicted of a similar crime in
another jurisdiction. Sex offenders
moving to Florida from other
states are also required to register
in Florida as sex offenders.


(Q) Can I download (Q)DoesFloridaregister
the list of sexual pred- juvenile sex offenders?


ators and/or offenders
from the Internet?

(A) You can either print a copy
of an individual predator/offender's
flyer or a list of names of registered
predators/offenders off the Internet.

(Q) Can you tell me
the name of the sexual
predator's victimss?

(A) No. Florida law does not
,allow dissemination of the vic-
tim's name.

(Q) I know of someone
who has been convicted
of a sex crime in Florida,
but his name is not on
your list. Why not?

(A) If the subject was not found
by the court to be a sexual predator,
then FDLE cannot register him/her
as a predator. Florida law requires a
written court finding for sexual pred-
ator status. Sexual predator designa-
tion only applies to offenses com-
mitted on or after Oct. 1, 1997, we
will not have him or her registered.
Another less common reason for
the subject to no show up on the
web page is that FDLE is waiting for
information from local law enforce-
ment or other state sex offender reg-
istries before the subject is posted on
our Internet site.

(Q) If I receive a flyer
on an individual,
may I pass it out
in my neighborhood?
(A) Sexual predator and
offender information, on the FDLE
flyer is considered public record in
Florida. Therefore, you may give
copies of the flyers to your neigh-
bors. Keep in mind, however, that
it is illegal to use public informa-
tion regarding a registered sexual
predator/offender to facilitate the
commission of a crime. You
should also know that positive
identification of a person believed
to be a sexual predator/offender
cannot be established unless a fin-
gerprint comparison is made.
State law prohibits making any
change to the public information
provided. This includes any
change, addition, or deletion from
the information included on the
Internet website listing and flyers.
See F.S. 775.21 (10) (c)


(A) Florida registration laws
require a "con'.ictic-i" o'feritse as
criteria for registration (defined as
including withholds of adjudica-
tion in addition to pleas of guilty
convictions) this does not include
delinquent adjudications and
therefore, unless a juvenile has
been tried as an adult under Flori-
da law, no registration is required.
This restriction is limited to court
disposition, not the age of the
offender. Any juvenile convicted
as an adult of a qualifying sexual
offense and released from sanc-.
tions on or after October 1, 1997
must register as a sexual offender
or predator for life. Registration
laws vary across states and a few
states requite registration in some
form for juvenile delinquent
offenders. Any person adjudicated
delinquent but required to register
in another, state or jurisdiction
must register in the state of Florida
if residency is established. The
duration of Florida's registration
requirement and the .amount of
information released to the public
will mirror the rules established by
the other state. Though .most
states prohibit the release of regis-
tration information of juveniles to
anyone other than law enforce-
ment, some have authorized pub-
lic notification despite an adjudi-
cation of delinquency.

(Q) There is a sexual
predator/offender in our
area that, I believe, is
still coming in contact
with children. What
should I do?


(Q) I know that a certain
individual was listed
as a sexual offender,
but now I can't find
them on the FDLE
website?
(A) In most cases, offenders no
longer appearing in flyer searches
result from residency changes
rather than physical removal from
our site. The sexual offender/pred-
ator search is defaulted to look
only for those individuals currently
residing in local Florida communi-
ties. Any person who has been
incarcerated or has left the state of
Florida is therefore excluded. To
remove this filter click on, the
"Advanced Options" box located
at the bottom of the search
screen. Under "Offender Status
Options" click the "Select All Sta-
tus Types" box and under the
"Search for..." option select "Both
in State and Out of State Persons."
Click "Accept Changes" and
resume your search using the last
and/or first name of the offender.
All offenders and predators cur-
rently listed in our system will now
be included. If, after removing the
default filters, a specific person
still cannot be found contact
FDLE's Sex Offender Registry for
assistance.

(Q) Can Iget a picture
of any of the sexual
predators/offenders
in Florida?

(A) Yes. We can provide a flyer
with a photograph, physical
description and current address,
or, you can access the same infor-
mation at our Internet site at
www.fdle.state.fl.us.


(A) First of all, DO NOT confront (Q) I know of a registered
the individual. If you contact us rgse
between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (M- sexual predator/offender
F) and provide us with the name of who is living/working
the subject, we can check to see if across the street from a
the subject is on parole or proba-
tion and provideyou with the name school, playground, day
and phone number of the proba- care center, etc. Is this
tion officer for you to contact allowed?
him/her. The probation officer will
inquire as to whether or not contact (A)There is no state law that
with children is being made. You prevents a predator/offender from
may also want to contact your local living in the area of schools, play-
law enforcement agency to inform ground, etc. That condition is nor-
them of your suspicion. mally listed in their
If you have reason to believe probation/parole conditions.
that the subject is having There is, however, a state law (F.S.
improper/illegal contact with chil- 775.21 (9) (b) that prevents certain
dren, you should notify your local sex predators from working or
law enforcement of your suspicion volunteering in places where chil-
immediately. dren normally congregate.


(Q) There is a sexual
offender/predator in
our area, but I was
not notified. Can you
tell me why?

(A) Under Florida law, local
law enforcement is mandated to
notify the community of the pres-
ence of a sexual predator and is
authorized, but not mandated, to
notify the community of the pres-
ence of a sexual offender. It is up
to the agency to determine who is
included in the "community" and
how they will be notified.
The local sheriff's office and
police department are required to
notify public schools and licensed
day care centers of any sexual
predators living within a one mile
radius of that school or day care.
They must do so within 48 hours
of being notified by FDLE of the
address of the sexual predator.

(Q) Can you tell me
whether or not a specific
person is a sexual
predator/offender?

(A) Yes. We can inform you
whether or not the subject is a
predator or offender. If the subject
does not show up in the database
as a pending or current
predator/offender, we can then
run a criminal history with the
proper identifying information
and let you know if there is a sex
crime listed in Florida, as permit-
ted by law. For further informa-
tion, you can submit a public
records request ($23) to FDLE,
Public Records Section, on the
subject, to obtain a Florida crimi-
nal history record on the subject.

(Q) I checked your web
page and noticed a
wrong address for a
sexual predator/offender.

(A) Contact the FDLE Sexual
Offender and Predator Unit at 1-
888-357-7332 or 1-888-FL-PREDA-
TOR and provide any pertinent
information you may have regard-
ing the offender/predator's
address. An FDLE analyst will con-
tact the probation/parole officer of
the subject, if applicable, to verify
the address change. If the subject
is not under the control or supervi-
sion of the Florida Department of
Corrections, the analyst will notify
the local law enforcement to con-
duct address verification.


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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY REGISTERED SEXUAL OFFENDERS/PREDATORS


Parents: know how


to safeguard children


Following are ways that par-
ents can safeguard their children:
Teach them to never talk to-
strangers.
Teach them never to ride
their bikes alone; always ride
with a buddy and always wear
their helmet.
Teach them to never play in
the street.
Teach them to always look
both ways and watch for cars
before entering or crossing the
street.
Establish neighborhood
boundaries in which they may
play.
Teach them to never open
the door to a stranger when
home alone.
Teach them that, when
answering the telephone, never
give out any personal informa-
tion or let the person who calls
know if they are alone.
Teach them to be sure to let
their parents know exactly where
they will be and for how long,
and to always call and let them
know if they decide to go some-
where else.
If they should see a gun,
teach them to stop, don't touch,
call an adult.
Teach them to never get into
a car with someone they don't
know.
If they feel threatened, teach
them to run away as fast as they
can.
Develop a secret password
that must be used if someone
unfamiliar is to pick them up
from school or play.
If they come home and
something about their house
doesn't look right, teach them to
go immediately to a neighbor's
for help.
Teach them that 9-1-1
should be used only in emergen-


cies.
Teach your child to walk
confidently and stay alert to
where they are and what is going
on around them.
Teach your child to notice
and report, strangers who hang
around playgrounds, public rest-
rooms and empty buildings.
Teach your children that
most people are good, but bad
people do exist.
Children should understand
that appearance or demeanor
cannot determine whether a per-
son is good or bad. People are
not always as they seem.
Teach your children they
have the right to say "NO"' to any-
one, even to an adult they know,.
who touches them inappropri-
ately. They must yell "NO." "Get
away', and tell a grownup safety
friend.
Make it your business to
know your child's friends and
their parents.
Review possible abduction
"scenarios" with your child on a
regular basis.
Avoid shortcuts through
empty parks, fields, laneways,
alleys or behind buildings.
Avoid clothing with your
child's name on it.
Always accompany young
children to the bathroom in pub-
lic places.
Review with your child
what, an emergency is and the
types of emergencies that can
occur.
Keep an up to date photo-
graph of your child with a current
record of height, weight and any
prominent scars or marks and
location on the body. Also keep a
strand of the child's hair or finger-
nail clipping for DNA testing and
identification purposes.


Children need to know how to keep selves safe


What you do if someone
approached you at your bus stop
or during your walk to or from
school and tried to get you to go
with him or her? Here are some
tips on how to keep yourself
safe:

Be on the lookout
Watch the faces of drivers
passing by.
Notice the faces of cars
parked in the area.
Do not go near any vehi-
cles.

Turn and Run
If anyone tries to get you
near a car, back away. Even
when you say NO-keep a safe
distance. Never violate the safe
distance rule.
If a person tries to get you in
the car, turn and run in the oppo-
site direction.


Always fight back to get
away from the person.
Never go off with anyone
without permission from your
parents.

Scream to be seen
Yell-loud enough to attract
attention to yourself and scare
the person away.
People will help if they
know you are in trouble. They
can give information to law
enforcement.

Show and tell
Run home as fast as you
can, to a friend's house, back to
school, or to a safe place.
Tell a trusted adult what
happened.
-Hop aboard the bus if it is
there and tell the driver what
happened.
Share the information with


FDLE Missing
Children
Information Clearinghouse
1-888-FL-MISSING
Toll free nationwide.
www.fdle.state.fl.us

your bus stop patrol, teacher, or
principal when you get to
school.
Call your parents and tell
them what just happened to you.
They can report it to law
enforcement.
Show any injuries that you
received while getting away.
* Show officials the area
where the person tried to get
you.
Walk and wait with a buddy
Walk to and from school
and wait at your school bus stop
with a buddy and,.if possible, an
adult approved by your parents.


If someone makes you
scared or uncomfortable, get
away from him or her, and tell a
trusted adult about your feelings
about that person.
Never give your name or
address to anyone without your
parents' permission.
When you go home, lock
the door and do not open it
except for your parents or who-
ever takes care of you.
When answering the
phone, never say that you are
home alone.
Do not tell people about
your family vacation plans.
Do not play on the play-
ground around unfamiliar adults
or older children you do not
know.
Stay away from people who
hand around the restrooms; do
not go into the restroom alone.


Stats dealing with sexual assault/offenders


Sexual assault statistics
1995 estimates indicate that
260,300 rapes and attempted
rapes and nearly 95,000 sexual
assaults and threats of sexual
assault were committed against
persons 12 years of age or older
(Greenfeld, 1997).
In 1998, 20,608 arrests were
made for forcible rape and
62,045 arrests were made for
other sexual offenses (FBI,
1998).
43 percent of all rapes/sex-
ual assaults occur between 6
p.m. and midnight.
Six out of every 10
rapes/sexual assaults occur in
the homes of victims, family
members or friends (Greenfeld,
1997).
Sexual assault victimiza-


tions are highest among young
adults between the ages of 16
and 19, low income individuals
and urban residents (Greenfeld,
1997).
Criminal history characteris-
tics of adult sex offenders:
In 1994, it was estimated
that 12 percent of imprisoned
violent sex offenders had a prior
conviction for rape or sexual
assault, while 61 percent had a
prior felony conviction for other
crimes (Greenfeld, 1997)
In 1997, approximately
234,000 convicted sex offenders
were under the care, custody or
control of corrections agencies
on an average day. Nearly 60 per-
cent were under conditional
supervision in the community
(Greenfeld, 1997). By 1998, this


number grew to 265,000.
Characteristics of juvenile sex
offenders:
Juvenile sex offenders are
typically between the ages of 13
and 17.
They are generally male.
30-60 percent exhibit learn-
ing disabilities and academic
dysfunction.
Up to 80 percent have a
diagnosable psychiatric disorder.
Many have difficulties with
impulse control and judgment.
20-50 percent have histo-
ries of physical abuse.
40-80 percent have histo-
ries of sexual abuse.
Editor's note: Rob Freeman-
Longo is the primary author of
this brief.


To Contact:
Center for Sex Offender
Management
8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 720
Silver Spring, Md. 20910
Phone: (301) 589-9383
Fax: (301) 589-3505
E-mail: askcsom@csom.org
Internet: www.csom.org
References:
Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Crimi-
nal Offender Statistics: Summary
Findings," available on BJS website
(www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs).
Federal Bureau of Investigations,
"Uniform Crime Reports for the Unit-
ed States, 1997," U.S. Department of
Justice, Washington, DC.
Federal Bureau of Investigations,
"Uniform Crime Reports for the Unit-
ed States, 1998," U.S. Department of
Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
(Washington, D.C., 1997).


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Watch expiration dates on perishable foods


While arranging my pantry
recently, I was surprised to find
two jars of mayonnaise had
passed their expiration dates. The
only reason I had two jars of
mayo in the pantry is that I took
advantage of a "buy one, get one
free offer."
Luckily for me, I checked the
expiration dates before using the
mayo. Next time I will check the
dates before purchasing mayo.
Checking expiration dates on
any perishable food is a good
idea. It takes a few more minutes
in the grocery store, but can save
money -- and help keep your
family safe.
Since stores are trying to sell
food before the expiration dates,
items that are nearing their expi-
ration dates may be put on "spe-
cial" for a quick sale. These foods
are safe at the time of sale, but if
you aren't planning to use them
for several weeks, the item might
"exDire" before you use it.


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken
Be careful with anything that is
on sale, especially (as I found out)
items such as mayonnaise and
salad dressings.
I found the following mayon-
naise safety tips on the Hell-
mann's Mayonnaise Web site.
How long can I keep my
unopened jars and containers of
Mayonnaise?
Your mayonnaise has a date
stamped on the label that says
"Best When Used By." For opti-
mum quality and freshness, use it
by this date.


Is the date on the label an actu-
al expiration date?
The date stamped on the label
is the date that assures the prod-
uct's optimum and consistent
quality. It will generally maintain.
good quality for two to three
months after that date.
What's the best way to store
my mayonnaise? Can I freeze it?
Your. mayonnaise should be
refrigerated after opening. Stor-
age conditions (temperature) will
affect product quality. High tem-
peratures will accelerate the loss
of fresh flavor and exposure to
cold (near freezing tempera-
tures) can change the consisten-
cy, texture, and thickness and
may cause separation. Therefore
we do not recommend freezing.
Is it safe to take foods pre-
pared with mayonnaise on pic-
nics?
Mayonnaise alone is not usu-
ally a food safety problem. Many
of the foods that are typically


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'Cracker Cowhunters' to hit the trail again
The Florida Agricultural Muse- the cattle business in the United depicting some important era in ment as a cattle power, and
um will present the "Great Florida States began right here in Florida. Florida's history (Timucuan, Span- remain so to this day. This part of
Cattle Drive of Ought 6" Dec. 5-9, "Even though Florida has been a ish Colonial, Civil War, Seminole, the celebration will become an
2006. Registration is now under major force in the cattle business etc.), making the event even a ride annual gathering to have fun and Waiting for payments OVER TI ME
way for the event, which will begin for hundreds of years, very few of through Florida's past. preserve the traditions of Florida's on a settled lawsuit? Get More Cash.
just south of Kissimmee and end at our own citizens are aware of this On December 9, participants cow culture. The group is also on a settled lawsuit? Get More Cash.
the new Silver Spurs Arena in rich heritage," said Florida Agricul- and the public will continue the considering presenting the first Deal Direct with the Leaders.
Kenansville. ture Commissioner Charles H. celebration at trails end with an old Florida Working Cow Dog Cham-
In 1995 -to celebrate 150years Bronson, who is also a rancher. fashioned "frolic," which will pionship. Proceeds will be used to NovationCap.com 1-800-337-6409
of Florida statehood a group of To salute the importance of include authors, singers poets h.i. iPred F l ^.; be ^ A; d l ,,,i.. '


600 cattlemen, historians, horse Florida's "cow culture," organizers
lovers and hearty adventurers drove will once again be driving cattle, rid-
1,000 head of native Cracker Cattle ing the trail, sleeping on the ground
across the state. The group also and living the life of our ancestors
included wagon drivers, walkers, for a few days. The Seminole Tribe
artists and local, state and national of Florida has provided about 400
Ove r the last four centuries head of cattle, and every participant
ver the production has be four centuries, cat- who wishes to will be able to spend
Florida's most influentialindustries some time as a "cowhunter" help-
In the 1995 Cattle Drive, partici- ing to drive the cattle. Camps will
pants used the sesquicentennial be primitive and dress should be
celebration to educate this state's late-1800s (there will be no T-shirts,,
citizens and people around the tennis shoes or ball caps allowed)..
globe to the fact that the first Ameri- There will be historic encamp-
cant cowboys were Floridians ments each night along the trail

The Bolivian Sunflower


By DanCulbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
An issue that has come into
national attention has been the
"invasion" of our country by aliens.
It's riled up folks all across the bor-
der and has now begun to pop up
as an issue in our local neighbor-
hood. But the USA is not the only
place where these invaders are
becoming an issue.
It's those darn Bolivian Sunflow-
ers that we are talking about today
- a tall clumping bush with typical
daisy flowers. This plant is a tall
thick-stemmed plant that is topped
with lots of attractive yellow flow-
ers. Often planted as a screening
plant, they can thrive in our climate
year round, and have the potential
to spread into unwanted areas.
To be fair, this ornamental plant
is known by several common
names. This plant has also been
called Mexican Sunflower, Hon-
duras Sunflower, Japanese Sun-
flower, and Shrub Sunflower. Tree
Marigold is another suitable com-
mon name, and I won't go into
some of the foreign language
names that I've dug up.
With all these confusing names,
it's a good chance to show the
"beauty" of botanical names:
Tithonia diversifolia is a name that
will work. for both gardeners in
Okeechobee and botanists from
Queensland. I'm told the first part of
the name came from a legend: a
Trojan named Tithonus was loved
by the dawn goddess Eos, but she
hiredd of him and turned him into a
grasriopper. The species name
tells us that Mte leaves of this plant
ra'e several different snape?'Aftnd
'\ou just thought all that scientific
name stuff was just a bunch of
Greek, right?)
As the common names suggest,
this is a native of the Central Ameri-
ca and Mexico. It is cultivated for its
beautiful flowers and enormous
size. It's a member of the Daisy fam-
ily, and is related to the orange-flow-
ered Tithonia rotundiflora, which is
also known as the Mexican Sun-
flower, a totally different plant.
Given a year or two, one small
branch can quickly grow from 8 to
15 feet tall, and spread to a 6-foot
wide clump. Its fast growth, upright
habit and colorful flowers have
made it a seemingly popular choice
for an instant screening plant.
The six to seven inch bright
golden daisy of the Bolivian Sun-
flower is not a single flower, but is a
head made up of many small flow-
ers. Around the rim are eleven to
thirteen rays that have the bright
"petals". Inside the floral circle are
200 to 300 tubular florets, each one
able to form a seed. Because of
their small size, the seed can easily
be spread by wind, further increas-
ing the range of this plant.
The flower fragrance -of our
alien has been described by some
as smelling like chocolate, while
others say it has a honey-like
aroma. In our area, Tithonia can
bloom from late spring until the late
fall. The plant's flowers are visited
by butterflies and many bees, so
some refer to this as a plant that


encourages wildlife an argu-
ment that I disagree with.
The deep leaves of this Tree
Marigold are large and have a fuzzy
texture. The larger leaves are deeply
lobed. As the plant gets taller it will
form a rangy shrub with wide pithy,
unbranched stems that are leafless
at their lower heights. It is suggest-
ed that this plant be cut back to one
foot tall after the blooming period
to help control the height and width
of the clump.
S In Africa, this species has been
used as a "natural" pesticide. Farm-
ers make a tea from either burnt or
fresh leaves and apply it to termite
infested affected trees or directly on
mounds to provide a limited period
of protection from these insects.
The large size of the plant has inter-
ested some farmers in Columbia as
a biomass plant to add organic
material to poor soil and as a feed
source for some livestock.
I can attest to its rapid rate of
growth. When visiting a nursery
about 10 years ago, the grower
gave me a foot-long one-inch thick
stem section that had a few roots. I
potted it up, and away it grew.
When it reached a height of about 4
feet, I transplanted it along a fence
in my back yard. As it grew taller,
some of the stems fell over the.
fence. They rooted, formed new
plants and continued their spread
into a pepper infested power line
easement.
This thicket continued to take
over until the 2004 and 2005 hurri-
canes knocked it all down. It has;


storytellers, historians, re-enactors
and an art auction featuring CAAF
(Cowboy Artists Association of
Florida). There will also be several
prominent authors of Floridiana
and Florida history on/ hand for
those who wish to learn more
about the rich heritage of the Sun-
shine State.
Dancers, singers and historians
from the Seminole Tribe of Florida
will be there to make the event
more colorful and to remind folks
that the Seminoles were an impor-
tant factor in this state's develop-

bush grows
since recovered well, and the new
growth is back as thick as it ever
was. And now seedlings have
begun to spread down wind of the
original site. Applications of nonse-
lective herbicides like glyphosate
have been used to rid areas of
these volunteers as they attempt to .
take over natural areas.


ifeneitL tLine lto I a gricui turai
Museum in Flagler County.
Organizers of the drive are anx-
ious to give thanks to The Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida, the Florida
Cracker Cattle Association, the
Florida Agricultural Museum,
Seminole Feeds of Ocala, and the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services for spon-
sorships and support.
Anyone wishing to participate or
learn more about the event can call
(352) 429-0100 or visit
http://www.floridacattledrive.com.

year round
I highly recommend that home-
owners be careful if this plant is
introduced into. your Florida Yard.
Frost free areas may see it take hold
and invade places where it can
crowd out desirable native habitat.
We don't need any more of these
kinds of aliens in our piece of para-
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Historic hurricanes program to be presented
"Historic Hurricanes" featuring
real time reminiscences of local res-
idents from the great hurricanes of
the past will be presented on Sept.
19 at 5:30 p.m., at the Okeechobee
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. y" 0
The Okeechobee Historical ..
Society invites you to enjoy the pro-
gram which uses taped remem- S
branches preserved by the Oral His-
tory Project of WQCS 88.9 FM.
WQCS is the National Public Radio
station broadcast from Indian River
Community College in Fort Pierce.
IRCC's Janie Gould has interviewed .
residents of our area about their. ".
hurricane experiences and we have ... ..N
arranged an interesting program for INS-_ ___
your enjoyment. The program
should last around an hour and a
time for discussion will be includ- .
ed. The Historical Society appreci-
ates the Director of the Public
Library, Margo Taylor and Janie r .Q .
Gould for making these tapings Submitted to Okeechobee News
available. The Historical Society "Historic Hurricanes" featuring real time reminiscences of local residents from the great hur-
was presented with 150 hours of
was pres from local residents and theyours of ricanes of the past will be presented on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m., at the Okeechobee Public
are most interesting. If we have a Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Planning the event are: Margo Taylor, Okeechobee Library Direc-
good turnout, we willpresentmore tor, Betty Williamson, President of Okeechobee Historical Society and Janie Gould with
ofthesetapes. WQCS in Fort Pierce.


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Okeechobee Firefighters representing both Okeechobee County and the.City of Okeechobee
raised a record breaking $18,373 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, almost doubling
last year's total of $10,800! MDA Coordinator Karl Holtkamp (center) presented a check on
the local segment of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon shown on WPEC News 12 and
UPN34 on Labor Day, Sept. 4th. Shown with Karl Holtkamp are: John Matthews, Suzanne
Boyd, Liz Quirantes and Curt Fonger of WPEC News 12.

Firefighters have successful campaign


(Okeechobee) Okeechobee
Firefighters, representing both
Okeechobee County and the City of
Okeechobee, hit the streets on Aug.
18, 19, and 25th for their 2006 "Fill
the Boot" campaign to help eradi-
cate the 43 neuromuscular diseases
covered by the Muscular Dystrophy
Association. This year they raised a
record breaking $18,373, almost
doubling lastyear's total of$10,S00!
ITo celebrate their success, MDA


Coordinator Karl Holtkamp pre-
sented a check on the local seg-
ment of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor
Day Telethon shown on WPEC
News 12 and UPN34 on Labor Day,
Sept. 4th.
All of the funds raised by the
Okeechobee Firefighters will stay in
Okeechobee County to help chil-
dren and adults with neuromuscu-
lar. diseases., The Muscular Dystro-
phy .\ssociatiicn proVides assistance.


with the purchase and repair of
wheelchairs and leg braces, a clinic
at no charge to our members at
Jupiter Medical Center, support
groups, a week-long summer
camp for children ages 6-21, and
gives hope for tomorrow through
MDA funded research at the Univer-
sity of Miami School of Medicine.
For more information, please call
the local.office at 772-873-9422 or
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Community Events


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 vol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should
be able to seek support from city and county officials, business execu-
tives 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 organiza-
tion, 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 classes 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 informa-
tion on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)
763-8859.
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.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic educa-
tion/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
educatiornGED, 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 edu-


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-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
8p.m.
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 Okeechobee 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 week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and
on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 13, 2006


14 LIFESTYLES


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Many thanks
Our family would like to extend
our sincere gratitude to everyone
who sent a card, phoned, visited,
prayed, prepared food, attended the
funeral or made a memorial dona-
tion on behalf of Jimmy Price, Jr.
Words cannot express how
thankful we are for all of your kind
expressions of sympathy to us. We
would like to thank Bass Funeral
Home and their staff for their kind-


ness. Also, a special thank you to
the Sheriff's Department for being
there as an escort to the cemetery
and to all of the people of Okee-
chobee who showed such great
respect by pulling off the road as
the procession passed by.
Each of you touched our lives in
such a positive way and helped to
make this extremely difficult time
more bearable.
Sincerely,
The Jim Price family


Submitted to Okeechobee News


Janine Stutsman and Cord Poe


Stutsman and Poe
Janine Stutsman and Cord
Poe were united in marriage on
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at Christ-
ian Family Chapel at 1 p.m. in
Jacksonville. Reverend Doug
Rutt, their pastor, performed the
double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Don and Evelyne Stutsman of
Okeechobee. The groom is the
son of Tim and Cindy Poe of
West Palm Beach.
The church was decorated
with a three-fold arch with
miniature lights and intertwined
greenery. Altar decorations
included palm trees, assorted
foliage and a centerpiece,
'arrangement of mixed "fall
color" flowers. The pews of the
church were adorned with white
satin bows and white tulle
spaced between tall decorated
lighted candle poles along the
center aisle. A lace aisle runner
was included.
Music was provided by
pianist Michael Murphy who
played "Canon in D." Soloist
Sara Washburn sang "Grace
Flows Down." Worship leader
Matt Russell led in the singing of
praise and worship songs.
', Following the vows, lighting
:pf the unity candle and taking
communion was observed by
the couple. There were memori-
al' candles in the foyer of the
church in loving memory of the
bride and groom's grandparents.
Given in marriage by her
father, the bride wore a floor
length, ivory silk, strapless
gown. The bodice top, drop
waist with box pleats and cathe-
dral train were accented with-
sequins, seed pearls and delicate
beading. The train was
enhanced by a French bustle for
the reception later. A tiara was
worn with the double layered
veil edged with ivory satin rib-
bon. The bride carried Martha
Stewart' bouquet of Virginia
white roses, chocolate roses and
soleil greenery accented with
sheer ivory hand tied ribbons.
The maid of honor was Tara
Wally from Orlando. Bridesmaid
Kim Welsh and junior brides-
maid Chelsea Scarborough were
from Jacksonville. Their dresses
were of floor length, individual
styles with "fall colors" of latte,
medium mocha and light
mocha. They carried bouquets
of orange roses, chocolate roses,
bronze daisies, red pompoms,
hypercium berries, green but-
tons and porcelain spray roses.
The flower girl was Cassidy
Bergen, age 4, of Okeechobee,


Birth


a Benitez
Mia Benitez
Mia Rose Benitez
Elidad and Adam Benitez of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Mia Rose Benitez. She was
born Aug. 21, 2006, at St. Lucie
Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.
She weighed 6 lbs., 4 ozs. and was
19 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Antonia and Jose Santibanez of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Ros-
alinda and Cornelio Benitez of
Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Juana
and Margarito Romero.


daughter of Shawn and Mary
Bergeri. She wore an ivory satin,
ankle length dress trimmed at
the top and bottom with cham-
pagne satin. She carried a
"chocolate" colored satin basket
with orange rose petals.
The best man was Tim Poe,
the groom's father. Colby Bock
of Denver, Colo. was grooms-
man and junior groomsman was
John Stutsman. The groom, best
man, groomsmen and father of
the bride wore black tuxedos,
vests and ties with boutonnieres.
The ring bearer was Kaden
Bock, age 3, son of Colby and
Amy Bock. He was also dressed
in a black tuxedo with %est and
tie. He carried a "chocolate" col-
ored satin pillow with hanging
ribbons.
All flowers for the church,
wedding party, family and wed-
ding reception were designed by
the bride's aunt, Debbie
Stutsman from Maryville, Tenn.
and her cousin, Alicia Keen from
Clewiston. Wendy Graves was
the church wedding coordinator.
Following the ceremony, an
outdoor wedding reception was
held at the groom's home. The
inside of a larg tent was draped
ith white lights and greenery
Tables were decorated wi-ith
white tablecloths and center-
piece arrangements made with.
flowers of purple and burgundy
hues, purple statice, alstromeria
lilies, snaps and various-tropical
greens. Tables were set up
around the pool for the catered
buffet meal.
The three-tiered wedding
cake of buttoned icing layered-
with raspberry and.pineapple fill-
ing was displayed with fresh
:flowers. The groom's cake was a
smaller two-layered chocolate
cake topped with chocolate
spikes and drizzled with fudge
icirg. Fresh strawberries dipped
in extreme chocolate were also
displayed on the top and sides.
Guests enjoyed the live music
of Michael Murphy, pianist. The
newlyweds enjoyed their first
dance to the music, "The Love of
My Life." The bride and her father
danced to the song, "Because
You Love Me."
The couple had planned a
honeymoon trip to the Maya Riv-
iera in southern Mexico near the
Yucatan Peninsula. Hurricane
Wilma passed through the area a
few days before the scheduled
trip and all flights were can-
celled.. Instead, they flew to
Scottsdale, Ariz. for a fun-filled
week. The couple resides in
Jacksonville.


Crystal Hair and Billy Rawls
Hair and Rawls
Crystal Lenae Hair and Billy
Joe Rawls were joined in mar-
riage on July 22, 2006. The bride
is the daughter of Ronnie and
Renee Hair of Okeechobee. The
groom is the son of James and
Barbara Smith of Okeechobee.
The wedding ceremony was held
at the Gathering. Mike Brown
officiated at the ceremony. The
bride was given away by her
father.
The hall was decorated with
hunter green and silver balloons,
white tulle and white roses. A
variety of food and a three-tiered
cake decorated with white roses,
and accented with.hunter green
was served. Jerry Fletcher II and
his friend, Alberto Castro provid-
ed music.
The bride wore a strapless
white gown beautifully decorat-
ed with beaded lace and scal-
loped edging featuring a tulle


Pittsburg, Kan. The Interna-
tional Pet Owners Club is proud
to announce that over $10,000 in
cash and prizes will be awarded
in the 2006 Fall Cutest Pet Pho-to
Contest
;.Pet ,:-% ners from' the Okee-'
chobee Count\ area are welcome
to win their share of the prizes.
The deadline for the contest is
Oct. 15. The contest is open to
everyone and entry is free. Dogs,
cat, rabbits, etc. are welcome.
"Ever\ pet owner has at least
one phiotc that shows just how
cute their pet is," stated Rosa Bon-
beur, contest chairman. "When
people learn about the contest,
they get excited about the chance
at winning and the potential for
national attention," continued
Bonbeur.,
To enter, send one photograph
(full color or black and white) size


Submitted to Okeechobee News

skirt and chapel train. She also
wore a veil made by her mother.
She carried a bouquet of white
roses.
The maid of honor was Sam
Padgett of Okeechobee.
The bridesmaid was Amanda
Heil of Okeechobee.
The best man was Bobby
Rawls, brother of the groom, of
Stuart.
Ushers were Radie Godwin of
Naples and Robert Hair, brother
of the bride, of Okeechobee.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held in the church
hall.
After a honeymoon trip to Dis-
ney World, the couple is at home
in Okeechobee.
The groom is employed as a
water plant lead operator with
the City of Pahokee.
The bride is employed as a
substitute teacher with the Okee-
chobed County School Board


8" x 10" or smaller. ,
All photo entries must include
the photographer's name and
address on the back.
Photographs should be sent .
to: 20006 Fall Photo Cnt'est. c4p,
The Internatio6ial ,.Pet, Owners,,
Club, P.O. Box 1908, Pittsburg,
Kan. 66762.
Entries must be pos-'tmarked
by Oct. 15, 2006. You may also
submit our photo directly\ online
at www.cutestpetcontest.com.
The International Pet Owners
Club is an. organization dedicated
to, bringing pet owners from
around the world together for fun
and fellowship. Membership in
the club is not necessary to partic-
ipate. To receive a free copy of the
club newsletter via postal mail,
visit www.IntPetClub.com or
send us a letter by mail.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 13, 2006 n1


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 8,
through Thursday, Sept.14, are as
follows: .
Theatre I -"Ant Bully" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7.p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 4:15 and
7.p.m. Monday at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
'Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15
and 7 p.m.
Also Showing: "Step Up" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 9
p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and-Thursday at 2
and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "John Tucker Must
Die (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
.day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
:Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
-.4-15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Invincible" (PG)
,.Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
.Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
fand 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


]You can be a
; volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become avol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-.
ties. The mentor meets with the
e student one hour per week at
i his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
Snities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
Counties. Please call the Indian
SRiver Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become.-a,
patron of the Family Church Lend-
'ing Library at the First United
-Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
,ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
.pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
Project or a Sunday school lesson.
'We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
Stem, the same as school and public
"libraries. As a private library we can
,'and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
:.from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
:and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
i (863) 467-1548.

TFree adult GED
:Iclasses are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
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 edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second.language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.


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LOST FAMILY PET gray lop
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15th, 16th & 17th,
8am-4pm. 6575 SW 9th St.,
Tools, Beds, Baby items,
Guns, Fishing equip., '96 Ca-
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Employment -
Medical 210
Empl yment -
Pant-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p


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ASSISTANT
Excellent compensation, must
have a pleasant and
professional work ethic,
computer literate, able to
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Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career
Opportunity. Serious Inquir-
ies Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700..
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams,-owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
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Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
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DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
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Immediate Opening for a:

RECEPTIONIST
Busy medical office
Bring resume or fax to:
301 NE 19th Dr.
Fax: 863-467-1919

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Equipment Operator and
Pipe Layers Needed
Must have transportation.
Great Benefits & Vacation.
Call Tim at 561-324-3149.
Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free
(866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
D TRAINING SERVICES,
5177 Homosassa Trall, Le-
canto, Florida, 34461.


FOREMAN
Needed to complete all
phases of water treatment
klant construction in the
Okeechobee area. Under-
ground and flanged above
ground piping, chemical
and process piping. Health,
401k, vacations. Salary
range $14 to $20/hour. Call
Tim at 561-324-3149.
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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


F/T PHARMACY
TECHNICIAN
Experienced preferred.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shoppe
105 NW 5th St.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Local T-Shirt & Sign shop. Full
& Part time positions. Must
have basic knowledge of Corel
and PhotoShop. Call
863-763-0902 to apply,


HANDYMAN
GROUNDSKEEPER FOR
MOBILE HOME PARK.
Full or Part Time
Buckhead Ridge Resort
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (800)483-4279

How do you ind a Job hi
today's competitive
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewistonr and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and LifelInsurtrce-
-Dentalrinsurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
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107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974

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INTERNET
ADMINISTRATOR
NEEDED
$4,800 Training Salary
Internet Knowledge Helps, Not Necessary
Must Be Professional
Flex Hours
Apply In Person: .
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced'teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR TRAINING FOR EM-
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Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
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ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
1348 SOUTH MAIN STREET
BELLE GLADE, FL 33430

Original Equipment Company in Okeechobee is
looking for a full time experienced parts delivery
driver. The prmary responsibility will be to deliver
parts in a safe and efficient manner.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must have 1-2 years driving experience,
Must have a clean driving record
Must pass a background check & drug screening

Apply in person:
131 S.E. 8th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974


POST OFFICE HIRING
Immediate openings for temporary rural carrier;
Openings for career positions anticipated
The Okeechobee Post Office is looking for a few
good men and women to help deliver the mail.
Applicants can pick up an information packet at
the Okeechobee Post Office at 1000 Highway 70
East during business hours.
Temporary rural carrier jobs pay $13.05/hour.
Employees must provide their own vehicle for
which they will be paid 52 cents for each delivery
mile.
Postmaster Mark Pinson also states that examina-
tions for RCA, rural carder relief positions at the
Okeechobee Post Office will be given soon. Appli-
cants for RCA may apply by calling
1-866-999-8777 and refer to announcement num-
ber 156606. Or applicants may apply on the inter-
net at: www.usps.com/employment


JANITORIAL HELP
WANTED

For Tuesday &
Wednesday only.
Mature, responsible
person needed
to clean the
parking lot &
common areas of
the Winn Dixie
shopping center
in Okeechobee.
$325 per month
(561)261-1021

SALES
New York to Hawaii. Large or-
ganization now hiring 18-23
sharp guys & gals to work in
travel. All major shopping me-
cas on east coast visited. Fast
paced, highly motivated sales
team representing news, fash-
ion & sports publications. Paid
daily. Must be 18 or older and
start today. 1-877-749-3794
Truck Drivers: CDL training.
Up to $20,000 bonus. Accel-
erate your career as a Sol-
dier. Drive out terrorism by
keeping the Army National
Guard supplied. 1-800-GO-
GUARD.comn/truck.
WANTED
Live in care taker for disabled
older child. Must be single,
dedicated with no other obli-
gations, prefer older more
settled, must be able to
pass background check. Ap-
ply to: Care Taker Position,
RO. Box 993, Okeechobee,
FL 34973-0993
We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home eve-
ry weekend! Home during
the week! Solid weekly
miles! 95% no touch! Pre-
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more! Heartland Express
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
SScreen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044


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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. Refs.
954-547-7333/8763-6540


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/.Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment"'
Supplies 625
" Ho iehold items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C UNIT- Commercial, Bard,
4 ton A/C Package unit. Wall
mount Was installed, Never
used. $750. (863)357-3400
AIR CONDITIONER 3 1/2 ton
central unit, Frigidaire, A/C &
Heat. $300. (863)697-2044. -*
CENTRAL A/C UNIT For M/H
or small house. 3 ton a/c &
heat. $200 or best offer.
863-467-6865


BARBER CHAIR, black leather
w/porcelain base, all hy-
draulics work. $800/neg.
(863)697-0328 ..
GUMBALL MACHINE, 1 cent
machine, about 50-60 years
old. $40 (225)753-0205.


DISHWASHER, Whirlpool,
$100(863)634-0517
FRIGIDAIRE WASHER/DRYER
Stacked. Less than 1 yr. old,
exc.cond. $500.
863-697-8106 .
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
ning.
HOT WATER HEATER new,
never used, 50 gallon, GE,
electric, will sell for $190.
(863)634-5113
RANGE, electric, GE, white,
new, pd $600, sell for $400
or best offer. (863)634-7905
STOVE- GE glass top w/oven,
Beige, Works good. $100.
(863)467-3051
STOVE, Hotpoint, Electric,
,good condition, $30.
(863)634-6325
WASHER & DRYER- both in
good condition, $100 will
sell separate (863)612-0969
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classifieds.



BOOKS & KIDS TOYS, $8.50.
(863)697-6129


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STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"MANUFACTURER DIRECT
Since 1980!" Other sizes. Ex-
ample: 35'x50'x17 9900
no door). Quick aeiivery
5'x40'x14' $5800 (LIMITED
QTY.) Front end optional.
Pioneer. (800)668-5422.



ALUM. WINDOWS (8) 36x62
and (3) doubles 50x71. Ask-
ing $200 (772)618-0607
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufac-
turer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Installation of Storm
'Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


PIER 1, Natural Grass woven
rug. New. 90 sq. ft. $100 or
best offer. (863)441-1301


HANDMADE BABY QUILT-
$50. Call Diane
(863)763-3265
HIGHCHAIRS, CHG. TABLE &
Garden Center for kids. $75
for all, will sell sep. FREE
box clothes. 863-675-1847
TODDLER BED & DRESSER,
good condition. $200 or best
offer. (863)697-8084


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


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare albums, items
from Graceland, memorabilia.
$450 neg. (863)467-0627
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer! 863-763-8943



PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250
(863)843-0158
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.


CHINA CABINET off white, 2
pc. w/shelves and lights up.
$75/neg. (772)597-0650
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2 side tables,
rustic brown metal, tables
with glass tops, $175.
(863)763-6220
COFFEE TABLE, Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COUCH- Brown & beige flow-
ers. $25. (863)983-8131
Clewiston
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$125. (561)633-1371.


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Mattress & Boxspring, queen
size, new, not slept on, out
of guest room, Moving Must
Sell $300. (863)357-3369

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

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
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$150 or will separate.
(863)357-1352
WOOD BUNKBEDS
can separate into 2 twins.
Engraved w/horses. $200 or
best offer. 863-634-8445


GUN RACK/ WALL MOUNT
22x29" holds 4 rifles,
1960's. Small drawer, $25.
863-610-1276



*BOWFLEX EXTREME, less
than. 1 yr. old, $600 or best
offer. (863)634-7883
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243,
TREADMILL- Electric Pro-
former. Pro-Form 375E with
incline $150.
(863)697-2022



SILK TREE BUSHES (2) Ask-
ing $50 for both will sell sep-
arate (863)610-1276


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diimnd:
$450 (863)65-01 OS:or
(863)673-5023


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
LIGHT FIXTURES, western
brand, rustic look, perfect for
bedroom or family room,
S$50. (863)763-6220 .
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


FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med. Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
* cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
SCOOTER, Sonic, 3 wheel,
brand new, fold easy to fit in
trunk, $500. (239)823-1114
VICE'S VAPORIZER New
cond. in box. Bottle of solu-
tion incl. $14 or best offer.
863-675-2596


AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid
training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify Job placement as-
sistance. CALL AIM
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
Stance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
OWN BY PHONE! Zero Down-


DRUM SET, Coda, wine color,
used about 10 min., pd
$1200, asking $600.
863-697-9514 after 7pm



COMPUTER DESK L shaped,
w/hutch, pine color $100.
(863)763-8622


CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $400
(863)824-8749
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
$350.863-697-6618
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
. $75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle
FISH TANKS, (3), 75 gallon, 3
in 1 pine stand, wet dry fil-
ters, VHO lights, 200 lbs. live
rock, $750, (863)763-4521
FREE HAMSTERS, (4) adults,
Need taming. 863-801-1302
MINI PINCHERS (2), 2 year
old mother & 7 mos. old pup
w/shots. Great dogs. To good
homes only. (863)634-3748
REDBONE COON HOUND
Puppies, 2 females, 6 males,
shots/wormed, 8 wks. Parents
on premises. UKC purple rib-
bon bred. $200.863-467-4149
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Male, 4
months old. White & tan,
AKC Papers. $500
(863)763-0449
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
(863)983-6537


BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $100.
(863)467-3051
POOL TABLE LIGHT- Round
Florence. $100.
(863)697-2022
POOL TABLE- with balls, good
condition, $500
(863)634-3923
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
Celebrity, $75'.
(863)675-2136.



SUB WOOFERS (2),15" Quan-
tum. $300 (863)634-6476


TELEVISION 17" Sanyo,
w/remote, asking $75.
(863)763-8622


AIR COMPRESSOR, 2hp w/25
gallon tank. $75.,
(239)826-5226
HOBART TIGMATE WELDER,
w/stick & tig welding, like
new, cost $1300, sell for
$850. (863)467-5725


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
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

Agriculture

Fi~~l-Sa

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 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




FARM-ALL (FCub) TRACTOR
'48- Orig manual, has PTO,
hyd., 2 discs, 2 ferral, plow
& wood fin mower, $3300
or best offer (863)824-0262



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


50" Plasma HDTV $39.50
per WEEK, X-Box 360
$22.50 per WEEK, 1000W
Stereo, I-Pods, TEVOs, Gui-
tars ALL @ $24.95 Per
WEEK For FREE DELIVERY
Call Now (800)868-8966.
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
STEEL SHELVING Good for
shed or shop use. 4 shelves,
approx. 4' high, 20" deep, 42"
long. $12. 863-675-2596
TANNING BED stand up, by
The Tiki Hut, w/2 bulbs, ask-
ing $800. (863)634-0813


Oke Moyee
Hor' Tr 4er
On Line Ad Service
Buy Sp.l Trade
Horses, Tack, Etc.

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee.horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area



FENCE GATES Farm Master,
galvanized, mesh, (2) 4' and
(1) 12', very good cond.,
$100. (561)315-7731.
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
48" cut, 18HP, runs good,
$550 or best offer
(863)634-4818
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP,- 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle

When doing those chores
Is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper In
the classified.


1772)460-0991
al@bellsouth.net
ROUND BALES
For bedding or mulch. (41)
$250. Will sell separately.
863-634-9111


BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
Mare Quarterhorse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1300.
(863)447-5985
PALOMINO- Mare, 2 yrs old,
Started under saddle. $1000.
863-824-0505 or
772-519-2292
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP


Eploymen-t
Full Time


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Real Estate I



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
SLots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


SOWS (3) Chester Whites.
3001bs., only 2 yrs. old.
$300/all, will sell separate.
239-826-5226


Rentals



Apartments 905
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. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(surfinthenet.net



COMMERCIAL STORAGE
BUILDING, 2,520 sq. ft., cor-
ner of Hwy 441 N & 110th St.
$900 mo. (863)763-5062



LUXURY TOWNHOME 3B/2B
w/garage. In city: $1500.
Avail. 03/07. Call now to regis-
ter (407) 253-4223 Ext. 207


IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. ll B3rry 772-216-1461
CAKE ACCESS 3BR/2BA
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R.
$1200/mo. $1K Dep.
863-357-1352
LOCATED ON AN ESTATE
2 BR, 1 BA, small 3rd room,
non smk. env., no dogs, lawn
service. $750 md. + 1st., last
& $500 sec. dep.
(941)504-3954
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
OK(EE., LG. 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar.80' canal front, new sea
wall, tiki hut, fish cleaning sta-
tion, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new apple Elec.,
A/C,$1450/mo. 561-762-3309
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-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1700. mo. +
lst& last (561)262-9191
SMALL HOME 1BR/2BA
FL room, partial furn., quiet
$600/mo.F/L/S.863-397-7947
863-357-1197 or 763-7282



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



Late Summer Discounts and
Free Golfl Dale E Peterson
Vacations. Navarre, Okaloo-
sa Island, Destin, South
Walton, Panama City.
www.destinresorts.com
(800)336-9669.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze!


REMODELED: 1 BR/1 BA
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apt's.$78,900.(863)634-3312


BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809
CBS FSBO, new, 04, 2/2/2
maple cabinets, walk in clos-
ets, hurricane shutters, other
upgrades, lot 124x125.
100% financing available.
((239)989-5063
heyjay@yahoo.com
LOG HOME LEADER SEEKS
DEALERS Original Old Tim-
er Log Homes. Quality Kiln-
Dried Logs, High Commis-
sions, Stability, Support &
Training. Contact Mr.
James Today!
(800)467-3006 wwW.oldti-
merloghomes.com.
NEED TO SELL! Owner finance
avail. 3/2 lake access. Around
corner from Buckhead Lock.
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R. Metal
roof, front/back decks. $175K.
863-634-5236
NEW HOMES in OCALA; FL
Pre-Construction Pricing,
Zero Down.for Investors,
Realtor Inquiries Welcome.
Call Kinder Homes at
(352)622-2460 or www.ln-
vestinOcalaFL.com.
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call our Factory for
FREE Color Brochure.
(800)622-2832.



LOCAL OKEE. RESIDENT
Wanting to purch, yrly. Hunt-
ing Lease. Willing to work
ij r,d m,3inl:Wiiiinq i) paiy
'1200u)-!-..000 periicoi,-
SCl Rly : j63.-467-487-


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



1+ ACRE WITH POND RTN
1.2 acre wooded parcel with
a gentle slope, front to back.
Pond on the northeast side.
Some bluff views available
after clearing. Close to huge
state park. Only $89,900!
Call (866)292-5769.
19+ ACRE WOODED PARCEL
On the TN/KY border. Beau-
tifully wooded 19.68 site on
a gently rolling hill. Minutes
from Land Between the
Lake rec. area. This one
won't last at $39,200! Call
(866)339-4966.
20 acres, $59,990 Mature
Pinion Pines, mtn views,
wildlife, close to BLM.
Horseback riding, hiking,
hunting. Perfect for vaca-
tion, investment, retire-
ment. Electricity. 100%
financing. Larger acreage
available. (866)365-2825.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868..
East Tennessee- Norris Lake
5.6 acre wooded LAKE-
FRONT lot- $66,500 5.1
ACRE WOODED view lot-
$28,900 Call Lakeside Re-
alty @ (423)626-5820 Or
visit www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com.
EUFALA AL WATERFRONT
from Atlanta & the Coast.
1/2 to 3 acres from the
$40's. Fishing, boating,
swimming & more. Club-
house, boat slips, nature
trails. (866)880-2976.
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA
Captivating mountain views,
lakes, rivers, waterfalls.
Homesites starting @
$39,900. Log home kits @
$39,900. Limited availability.
Call (888)389-3504 X 700.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.









18 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 13, 2006


MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable
Homes & Mountain Cabins,
Land CALL FOR FREE BRO-
CHURE (877)837-2288 EXIT
REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW
PROPERTIES www.exitmur-
phy.com.
North Carolina Mtns. Ashe-
ville Area Starting @
$89,900 for spectacular
parcels with views, water-
falls, mountain streams,
amenities & much more.
Call for appt.
(866)930-5263.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on large pristine
creek, fishing, canoeing,
good access, private, near
New River Trail State Park,
$49,500. Owner
(866)789-8535 www.moun-
tainsofVA.com.
Waterfront Wilmington, NC
Historic Port City Coastal De-
velopment The Bluffs on the
Cape Fear. Fastest Growing
County in NC. Grand Open-
,tng Fall 2006. Direct Ocean
Access. Preconstruction in-
centives to call how.
www.thebluffsnc.com
S866)725-8337 Cape Fear
luffs, LLC Broker.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




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
OKEECHOBEE-'Nice IR, 1BA
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
ON RIM CANAL: Another
Small, 1 Bdrm., $7-175 n. (iin--
cludes utilities). + $t00ri .,*
dep..(863)697-0214


TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only. 1st,
last & $500 sec.
(954)260-1933.



CELEBRATION 2005, Brand
New! 3 BR, 2 BA, split floor
plan, 28 x 48, w/lot,
$145,000. (863)763-8622.
Beautiful 1993 Fleetwood 14x52
mobile on canal 2Bd/1Ba, roof 2
yrs. old, nice neighbors, very quiet
Large enclosed attached Fla. nrm
(20x42) washed, 2yr. old vinyl win-
dows wiscreens, Ig. built in enter-
tainment center. New storm shut-
ters 7/06. Dade Co. approved for
130mph hurricane, winds, fully
enclosed. 1yr. new vinyl siding, 2
separate 3 ton ACs & heat pump for
house & Fla. rm. New electric
stove, dishwasher, refrigerator &
new hot water heater.
Must See ToAppreclatell
Serious Inildes Ol $40,000.
311SE 33rd Tearr. Lont
Okeechobee
863-467-7050 *863-697-9671
or 863-697-9106
MUST SEE!- 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
239)821-8787

Recreation



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



AIRBOAT -13' "BIG 0" '99
220 groundpower mtr., grass
rake, cage, new wood prop.
W/Trlr. $6500.772-263-2269
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/ TRLR;
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$?500 863-467-8292 v.msg.
BASS BOAT- Skeeter StarFire
175, Johnson GT 150hp &
trolling motor. Skeeter Trir
$7500.05. 863-824-0441
Bass Tracker ProTeam 190TX
Spec. Ed., '06, all welded
const., 90hp Merc. Optimax,
$16,200. (863)763-6854
BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14',
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
$600/best offer.
(772)597-0650
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 115hp,
runs great; $800 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5725


SAILBOAT, Spirit, 23' roller,
reef, 9.9 Nissan, with gen-
erator & trailer, $2500.
(239)823-11140


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '76,
Limited Edition pull camper,
exc. cond., $7500 or best
offer. (863)467-9234


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



FISHING OUT RIGGERS- alu-
minum, asking $100
(863)675-7391



POLYMER 6'X12'X1/4" SHEET
$270. 863-467-6960


SUZUKI GS550L, '79, black,
exc. cond., $1800 or best
offer. (863)634-2280
SUZUKI INTRUDER LC
1500cc, lots of extras, strong
runner. Exc. cond. $5500.
863-674-0252



GO CART- Runs, Pull start, 2
seater. $300.
(863)634-9153
RED FOUR WHEELER '06-
110/standard, ridden twice,
$800 (863)673-2889
VW SANDRAIL- 1600cc, 2
seater, In great shape.
$2500. or trade for a 4
Wheeler (954)520-6707
Join an the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-
sifieds."


PROWLER 39' TRAVEL TRLR.
2001. 2 slides, 2 BR. $15,900
or best.offer. 561-743-6702



READING A
NEWSPAMER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING,
PERSON.

readen ore more popular


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, motivated seller,
$2500 (863)634-6601
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
Ford Mustang, '94, sporty,
tinted windows, stereo, a/c,
fast car, great on gas, stick,
$2500. (863)983-7211
FORD MUSTANG COUPE'87
4 cyl. auto, 10 Hole mags,
new Cooper Cobra tires,
30mpg. $1995.863-697-2882
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-710,5
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000/neg.
(863)634-4579.
TOYOTA CAMRY DX, '91, ex-
cellent gas mileage, runs
great, $2000 or best offer.
(863)763-5791


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


GAS CLUB CAR '95
Reconditioned..$1695.
863-675-1472


CHEVY WAGON '82 Good
motor forparts. $150 or best
offer. 863-467-9046
FORD MOTOR '98 5.4 L,
good running condition,
complete w/wiring harness.
$900. 863-634-5289
HITCH, Reese type, for '97-'02
Expedition or '98-'02 Naviga-
tor, $65. (863)610-1000


*I Pb ic No ice


HEAVY DUTY SPISER TRANS.
5 spd., standard, for big
trucks. Reconditioned. $850.
863-673-5852
PARTS FOR '77 OR '79 POST-
AL JEEP- front grill, radiator,
both for $75 (863)946-1189
TIRES & RIMS, 15 assorted
16" tires and 8 lug rims,
$150 for all. (863)467-7415
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100. 863-517-2077


CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 24'
fiberglass box, A/C, Runs,
Good condition. $2500.
(561)902-7715
CHEVY- '90's model, 4x4,
Runs. $800. or best offer.'
(863)634-9153
CHEVY BLAZER '95, fully load-
ed, tinted windows, beautiful,
cd stereo, a/c, great on gas.
$5400 neg. (863)983-7211
CHEVY S10- '97, Needs motor
or will sell for parts. $ 300.
or best offer. (863)763-8201
DODGE, '78, 1 ton, 4 wheel
drive, needs minor work,
runs good, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-4221
DODGE DAKOTA '94 New
motor, cold a/c, new tires &
brakes. Runs good. $2500.
863-634-1254 in Okee
DODGE PICKUP 1991, Cum-
mings diesel, eng., trans &
rear end good. $800/neg.
(863)634-4579.
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $800
(863)697-8575
FORD F150, '94, w/matching
topper, $2500. Call John @
(863)484-0326 or
(863)467-9470
FORD RANGER XL- '95, cold
A/C, 136K, $1000: Or best
offer. (863)357-3400
GMC 1985, show potential,
strong engine, sound body &
nice interior, bedliner,
$2500. (863)893-5789
TOYOTA PICKUP 82
5 spa.. 30+mpg does noi
smoke 1 owner 18 yrs. 2
s;pres $675 36R3-697-2882
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
S(239)821-8787


JEEP 4X4 '91-Needs rear end
work. $200 or best offer.
(863)467-9046


FLATBED- for a 1 ton truck, 8
x 11, asking $500
(561)996-9264
HOMEMADE HEAVYDUTY
TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2' x
5 1/2'w, pull out ramps
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'85, New tires, Runs good,
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new tires alarm, keyless tnlry,
needs crink ki 1.b600 or rCi
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MAXIVAN- '87, 3/4 ton, Good
condition $1100. Or best of-
fer. (863)357-1741
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Looks/Runs great. No rust!
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Public Notice 5005
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Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASENO.: 2006-CA154
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff
vs.
STEPHEN S. CONE; LISA M CONE;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY
ODefendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclo-
sure SaleDateDate dated the 21 day of Au-
gust, 2006, and entered in Case No.
2006 CA 154, of the Circuit Court of
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highest and best bidder for cash at the
OKHOBEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 NW 33RD STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, in OKEECHOBEE, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 19 day of Octo-
ber, 2006, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 7 AND THE N 1/2 OF LOT 8 IN
BLOCK 242, FIRST ADDITION TO THE
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 11, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA.,
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person who, because of their
liabilities, need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk ffice not lat-
er than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 304 NW 2nd STREET,
ROOM 101, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or
Telephone (94)1763-3131 or
1-800-955-8771 TD ,
Dated this 5 day of Sept. 2006
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
LINDA F. YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
160987 ON 9/13.20/2006.


Plic No II


PUBLIC NOTICE
EVERGLADES RESTORATION
The Public is invited to a Meeting on the Master Recreation Plan for the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan
Location: Okeechobee Civic Center
Date: ept: FL
Time: 6:30 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Forida Water Management District will
host a meeting to present an overview of the Eherglades Master Recreation Plan
(MRP). Regional suitability maps will be on display for information and discus-
sion.
Additionally, the Corps and District invite the public to share their region specific
knowledge of:
*Existing recreation conditions Future recreation needs
*Emerging recreation issues *Recreational trends

The Corps and District are working to develop recreational use and facilities on
CERP project lands that are restoration compatible and supported. Information
provided by the public at this meeting will be used to further develop the MRR
Comments can be sent to Stuart J. Appelbaum, Chief, Planning Division, Attn: Paul
Stevenson, Department of the Army, Jacksonville District Corps of Engineers,
PO. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019 or emalled to the MRPwebsite:
http-//www evergladesplan ora/uoeUnvolved/oublic_comments cfn
Language translation and special needs assistance can be provided by calling Erica
Robbins at 561-472-8893 or emailing Edca.a.robbins@sajO2.usace.army.mll at
least four days In advance.
161870 ON 9/13/06

RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 22nd day of September, 2006,
at 11:00 A.M., at the OkeechobeeOkeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest. and best bidder for cash, the following described to-
wit:
50 shares of common stock in Zenith Petroleum Co., Inc., representing Fifty (50%)
percent of the outstanding shares of the corporation.
ursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court,
he style of which is:
TIPU HASAN AHMED,
Plaintiff
VS.
M.A. AZAM CHOWDHURY,
Defendant
and the docket number of which is: 2004-CA-151.
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SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY:/S/CChristie Chapman
Deputy Clerk
160122 ON 9/6,13/06


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Fort Pierce, FL 34950
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ment Board. A copy of the agenda,
may be obtained by contacting:
W office Develgpment Board
Othre treasure Coast
CityCenter
9350 S US Highway #1
Port SL Lucia, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal y
decision made by the Board with -.
spect to.any matter considered at ir:
above referenced meeting, they wil
need to ensure a verbatim recording
the proceedings is'made, which record
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Community Events


Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be
hosted by Affordable Art Gallery, 116 S.W. Fourth Ave., 8 a.m. on
Thursday, Sept. 21. For information, call (863) 357-3200.

TV star to speak at local conference
Kirk Cameron, star of "Growing Pains" and the "Left Behind
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., as one of
the speakers of the Worldview Weekend Conference. Ray Comfort,
Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse will also speak. The
cornfri encr is Fr iday, Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m. and again on Satur-
day, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for both daN s.
Everyone 11 years old and up is invited. The conference comes highly
recommended from Josh McDowell, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. \\ood roll
Kroll and many others. Come learn about worldview. For information,
call Debi at (863) 634-3525; or, visit www.worldviewweekend.com.

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 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.

Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D., will
sponsor free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8
a.m. until noon, at 301 N.E. 19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be
served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.

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.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations
to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in
conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okee-
chobee City.Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Com-
merce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.
The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park
downtown and it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth,
prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 467-6246.

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.


Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at
9:30 a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult
class will be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releasing
a person's potential and is essential for physical and emotional health.
For information, call (863) 763-3736.

Early Learning group to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
counties will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room
3 of the Roger Poltras Administration Building, 2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort
Pierce. For information, contact Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext.
10.

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 pickup.

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 mes-
sage. 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 par-
enting 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 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 be at 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 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.


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.,

Fundiaiser 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: 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 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 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.

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
receipt.


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