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Saturday, September 16, 2006


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Fund solicitors
make false claims
Several Okeechobee busi-
nesses have recently reported
that they were solicited ..for
contributions by a person
falsely claiming to represent
Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC).
"This person is apparently
using the names of Family
Center, Friends Provision Cen-
ter and IRCC to solicit contri-
butions. IRCC is not affiliated
in any way with these groups
and is not involved in soliciting
these types of contributions,'"
said Sam Smith, provost of
IRCC's Dixon Hendry Cam-
pus.
Okeechobee residents
who are approached for con-
tributions or have questions
should contact the Dixon
Hendry Campus at (863) 824-
6000.

Fla. receives
$14M grant
TALLAHASSEE- The U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services' Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Ser-
vices Administration has'
awarded the state of Florida a
five year grant totaling $14 mil-
lion to be used in the state's
Screening, Brief Intervention,
Referral and Treatment
(SBIRT) effort, a project
designed to help older Floridi-
ans avoid alcohol and other
drug abuse problems. Florida
is one of only four states to
receive the grant.
Page3

Drought Index
Current: 260
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.39 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
15.77 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Community Events . .4
Crossword ......... .13
Obituaries .........3-
Opinion. .'. .4
Speak Out .........4
Sports ............. 7
TV .............. 14
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County OKs canal project


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Residents living along the Tay-.
lor Creek canals might finally see
some progress toward canal
cleanup.
Canal cleanup, the quarterly
Main Street report, industrial
development and concurrency
management were topics that
occupied the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commission-
ers at their Sept. 14 meeting.


Commissioners awarded a
contract for $501,105 to Devland
Site Development for the Taylor
Creek sediment removal project.
This contract will involve remov-
ing vegetation from the Taylor,
Creek canals in the Treasure
Island and Taylor Creek Isles
areas and dredging sediment-
from the canals beginning at the
canal intersections and proceed-
ing a distance of 200 feet into the
canals.
The issue of transportation


and disposal of the vegetation
and sediment dredged from
canal bottoms is still to be
resolved and will have a bearing
on how much more canal
cleanup can be done. Commis-
sioners discussed the possibility
of transporting the removed veg-
etation and sediment to the agri-
civic center.
A total of a little more than
$100,000 is available for canal
cleanup. Most of that amount
comes from a South Florida


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Ronald McDonald performed a magic trick with Jenna McClanahan, a 5 years old who is
preparing to spin a ball on her fingers with the help of Ronald McDonald's magic. She
received a certificate for a free ice cream at McDonald's for her participation.


Water Management District
grant. The remaining amount
comes from county matching
funds.
When contacted about the
project after the meeting, county
administrator George Long said
the county will not know how far
that money will go until the con-
tract is completed. Then the
county will have an idea of how
much material will have to be
removed from the canals.
Commissioners also spent


considerable time discussing
economic development. Don
Root of AGCR Group LLC submit-
ted a proposal to create an eco-
nomic development authority for
Okeechobee County.
"You need to get it right when
you first do it," Mr. Root said of
setting up the development
authority.
He advocated being comple-
tive and aggressive in seeking
See Project Page 2


School board,


teacher talks


are postponed


By Pete Gawda
.Okeechobee News
The issue of raises for
teachers and non-instruction-
al employees of the Okee-
chobee County School Board
is still unresolved.
The school system is
beginning the second year of
a three-year contract with its
employees. Every three years,
a new contract is negotiated.
However, in each year of a
contract, either side can make
certain language change and
salaries can be renegotiated.
Representatives of the
school board and Okee-
chobee County Education
Association (OCEA), the
union that represents teachers
and non-instructional


employees of the school
board, have been meeting to
make these changes.
They met for about two
hours on Friday, Sept. 15, but
negotiators decided to post-
pone talks until a later date
due to unforeseen circum-
stances.
All language issues have
been resolved. The only issue
remaining is salaries.
There are currently 20
steps in the teacher's pay
scale. Over the years, different
amounts of money have been
added to different steps, creat-
ing some balloon steps with
disproportionate gaps
between them. Both sides are
committed to eliminating
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Parents brought their children to the Okeechobee County Library on Friday, Sept. 15 to
learn about reading from Ronald McDonald. He used a traffic light to help the children
remember what to do. Green-go to the library, Yellow-slow down and take time at the
library and Red-stop watching television and playing video games and read everyday.
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new industry.
Mr. Root suggested up-front
incentives such as offering a
prospective industry land at
reduced prices. He said that when
land is sold to an industry at
below market prices the county
could get their money back in
taxes and jobs.
Tax breaks have been suggest-
ed before as a means of luring
prospective industries. Mr. Root
stated that once you give tax
breaks, you couldn't get the taxes
back if the industry does not per-
form to expectation. However, he
said that land could be taken
back.
"Even if you have the work-
force, you have to havethe the ability.
to negotiate land prices for jobs
and taxes," he said.
Mr. Root advocated a publicly
funded entity to be in charge of
acquiring land and developing an
industrial park and a privately
funded entity for recruitment of
industry. This would provide a
clear distinction between the use
of public and private money..
Since Mr. Root's proposal to
develop an economic authority
had been unsolicited, commis-
sioners could not act d5 his
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proposal (RFP) for economic
development services. They fur-
ther authorized staff to seek out
and identify sites of approximate-
ly 100 to 200 acres each for eco-
nomic development.
Turning to another economic
growth issue, commissions
authorized a professional services
contract with Kimley-Horn and
Associates, in the amount of
$98,000 to develop a concurrency
management system and other
concurrency management con-
sulting services.
Concurrency has to do with
mitigating the impacts that a
development would have on the
infrastructure.
The contract includes a traffic
count program, concurrency
methodology development and
establishment of a concurrency
management system for trans-
portation as well as for other pub-
lic facilities for which levels of
service have been established by
the comprehensive plan.
"This is something we've
needed for a long time," stated
Commissioner Clif Betts. "It's
something we should have
already done."
Turning to another matter,
Maureen Burroughs of Okee-
chobee Main Street presented the
organization's quarterly financial
repot=-and quarterly report on
their activities.- .
Mrs. Burroughs, noted that
there is no trash on S.W. Park
,Street due to the recent .place-
ment of trash receptacles by Main


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Street. The organization has hired Lane right-of-way;
a consultant to develop a concep- granted preliminary plat
tual plan for a park in the area, approval for the proposed 106-
across from the courthouse. They unit Bridgewater Crossing town-
have also completed the first in a house condominium develop-
series of murals planned for ment on N.E. 39th Boulevard;
downtown area. The organiza- granted preliminary plat
tion has applied for a grant for approval for the proposed 39-lot
restoration of the old jail and has The Lakes at Sundance Trails sub-
developed a "Save the Old jail" division on N.E. 56th Avenue;
promotion. approved a procedure for
They are also working with selecting a firm to provide engi-
CSX Transportation relative to neering services for work con-
securing theold train station. nected with constructing unbuilt
In other.action, the board:: portions of several platted subdi-
amended the current year's visions;
budget to reflect a change in rev- approved a change order-to
enue estimates for Community Sheltra and Sons for the Scott Dri-
Development Block Grant Disas- ve project in the amount of
ter Fund and the Hurricane Hous- $49,938 32;
ing Recovery Program; assessed liquidated dam-
Sapproved a budget transfer ages in the amount of $11,592 to
in the amount of $17,407 from the eltraand Sons for the la1e com-
Feline Facility Fund Reserve for Sheltra and Sons for the late corn-
Future Improvements totransfer pletion of the Scott Driver project;
items to the capital projects fund; tabled consideration ofaddi-
approved a change in zoning tions and alterations to the sports
from agriculture to neighborhood complex concession; ,
commercial-2 for property on S.R. approved purchase of a
,78 west belonging to MGA Realty, portable yard pump for hurricane
LLC; : emergency response for
approved a request for $14,255.81:
change in zoning from agricultur- : approved an emergency pur-
al and commercial to residential chase of a radio tower generator
single family for property owned' for $22,793;
by Maronda Homes on U.S. 98; scheduled November and
granted a request for a December meetings for Nov. 14,
change in zoning from govern- Nov.21 and Dec. 14; and,
ment use to and residential single- :- authorized staff to con% ene a
family to neighborhood commer-.. workshop in January 2007 with
cial-2 for S.R. 70 E. property the visioning steering commilltee
owned by Carrol Word; to develop a short list of visioning
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schedules for a wide range of
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teachers as last year. Salaries
would be the same at each step
except that extra dollars would
be added to steps one and three.
Under the school board pro-
posal, most teachers would
advance one step on the scale. In
the middle of the pay schedule,
some teachers that the union
claimed were not given the raise
they should have gotten last
year, were moved up two or
three steps.


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News Briefs

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.

Reverse mortgage seminar offered
OKEECHOBEE The First Atlantic Mortgage Corp. will host an
information seminar for senior citizens on reverse mortgages at Light-
sey's Restaurant at Okee-Tantie Marina on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
To make a reservation, call 800-375-8787.

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 Cen-
ter for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Everglades
Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be even more
susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard motor.

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


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Fla. receives a $14M grant for senior substance abuse


Florida among one
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receive the funding

TALLAHASSEE- The U.S.
Department of Health and Human
Services' Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administra-
tion has awarded the state of Flori-
da a five year grant totaling $14 mil-
lion to be used in the state's
Screening, Brief Intervention,
Referral and Treatment (SBIRT)
effort, a project designed to help
older. Floridians avoid alcohol and
other drug abuse problems. Flori-
da is one of only four states to
receive the grant.
"This has been a very competi-
tive grant and \\ e are pleased to be
able to begin to meet the emerging
needs of older Floridians," said
Department of Children and Fami-
lies Secretary Lucy Hadi. The SBIRT
project will implement an interven-
tion program for older adults at risk
for substance abuse, create new
partnerships with primary care
service providers, and address cur-
rent systemic and policy practices
that create barriers for older adults
in need of substance abuse treat-
ment. An estimated 5,500. older
Floridians will be served through
SBIRT.
Florida ranks fourth in total pop-
ulation in the United States, and
leads the nation in median age,
with more than 3.5 million resi-
dents age 60 and older.
"Fewer than two percent of all
adults each year receive publicly-
funded substance abuse services,"
said Bill Janes, Executive Director
of the Florida Office of Drug Con-


trol. "This funding will allow us to
reach out to this underserved pop-
ulation and educate Florida's com-
munities about this serious issue."
The use of illicit drugs among Baby
Boomers aged 50 to 59 rose 63 per-
cent between 2002 and 2005,
according to SAMHSA's National
Survey on Drug Use and Health
released September 7. Because the
oldest Baby Boomers will turn 60
this year, DCF officials are working
now to develop effective ways to
reach this population.
SBIRT funds also will enhance
and expand an innovative evi-
dence-based pilot project .(Brief
Intervention and Treatment for the


Elders-BRITE project) currently
providing outreach services in
Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg,
and Fort Lauderdale. SBIRT will
allow Florida to double the num-
ber of BRITE sites to include
Miami/Dade County, Charlotte
County, the City of Jacksonville,
and Palm Beach County.
In providing services in different
health care settings, community-
based providers will partner with
primary care and emergency care
physicians who' come into regular
contact with older adults at-risk or
in need of substance abuse servic-
es. Older adults will be screened in
"non-traditional" sites such as pri-


mary and emergency health care
settings,
public health clinics and senior
nutrition programs.
The department's Substance
Abuse Program has been highly
successful in recent years in win-
ning federal and foundation grant
support for its substance abuse
programs. Since 2003, eight grants
totaling $49.3 million have been
awarded to the Department of Chil-.
dren and Families, including the
SBIRT grant. For more information
about the Florida Department of
Children and Families visit
www.myflorida.com/cf_web.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News/NEHS
NEHS Students of the Week
Mr. Vensel was on hand at New Endeavor High School on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee to congratulate the Students of the Week for the week ending September 8,
2006. Standing (from left to right) Gary Kirsch, Principal at New Endeavor, Kassandra
Reed, Ben Wilson, Miguel Sanchez, George Roberson, Todd Ochsenbine, and Jim
Vensel.


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Obituaries


Betty Wavilene Lynn
Betty Wavilene Lynn, age 72, of
Okeechobee, died Sept. 14, 2006,
at Raulerson Hospital. She was
born Sept. 2, 1934, in Cullman,
Ala. and had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1959.
She is preceded in death by her
son, Eric Lynn; and her grandchil-
dren, Ashley Smith, Eric Raiford,
and Lance Allen.
She is survived by her husband
of 58 years, Billy Lynn of Okee-
chobee; her sons, Ricky Lynn,
Danny Lynn, and Perry Lynn, all
from Okeechobee. She is also sur-
vived by her daughters, Cynthia
(Paul) Smith of Waycross, Ga.,
Connie (Rick) Raiford of Okee-
chobee, Angel Lynn of Vero
Beach, and Kandi Lynn of Okee-
chobee. In addition, she is sur-
vived by hr brothers, John (Joy)
Gossett of Beamont, Texas, and
James (Carol) Gossett of Ky.; and
her sister, Joan Meador of Okee-
chobee. In addition she is sur-
vived by her grand children, Con-
nie Hall, Adam Lynn, Paul Steven
Smith, Matthew Smith, Erica
Lynn, Michael Sabbath, John
Allen, and Billy Allen; and great-
grandchildren, Preston Hall and
Kayla.
Graveside services will be held
at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18,
2006, at Evergreen Cemetery,
Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Margaret Gaughan
Drawdy Smith Fuoss
Margaret Fuoss, age 91, of
Okeechobee died Sept. 14, 2006,


Mrs. Fuoss was born May 25,
1915, in Detroit, Mich. to William
B. and Sarah Catherine (Conner)
Haley. She was
a retired school
secretary hav-
ing come to
Okeechobee
from Need-
ham, Ind. in .
1958. Mrs.
Fuoss was a
devout
Catholic and Margaret
member of St. Gauraen
Theresa Gaughan
Catholic Drawdy Smith
Church. She Fuoss
was also a
member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorori-
ty.
Mrs. Fuoss is survived by her
husband of three years, Walter
Fuoss; son, Tommy (Sharon P.)
Gaughan of Steinhatchee; two
daughters, Patricia G. (Richard)
Cooper of Okeechobee and Sarah
Kay (John) Brennan of Albu-
querque, N.M.; three stepdaugh-
ters, Linda (Tom) Shea and Diane
Harbison both of West Palm
Beach and Karen Smith of Okee-
chobee; eight grandchildren; 17
great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 10 until
11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at St.
Theresa Catholic Church with
funeral mass following at 11 a.m.
Father Esteban Soy will be officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-


chobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
chobee.

Elbert Jehu
(E.J.) Carlton
Elbert Jehu (E.J.) Carlton died
September 9, 2006, at Melech
Hospice House in Temple Ter-
race. Mr. Carlton was born Aug.
27, 1909 in Tampa. He retired
from Gulf Life Insurance after 29
years as a superintendent. He was.
a member of Wesley Memorial
United Methodist Church for 40
years.
He was predeceased by his
parents; brother S.H. Allen; sister
Gladys Carlton, and stepson Ron-
nie Perkins.
He is survived by his wife Betty
Carlton; daughters Reba Platt,
Gay Carlton, Fay Barger, and
Cathy Anderson, 10 grand-chil-
dren, 19 great-grand children, and
three great-great-grand children.
Services will be held at Wesley
Memorial United Methodist
Church 6100 Memorial Hwy,
Tampa 33615 on Saturday, Sept.
16 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to
LifePath Hospice of Tampa or
Melech Hospice House of Temple
Terrace.

Bernard
"Bernie" Shain
Bernard "Bernie" Shain, age
86, of Okeechobee, died Sept. 14,
2006, at Hamrick House Hospice
of Okeechobee. He was born July


20, 1920, in Sanok, Poland and
came to the United States when
he was nine years old. He served
in the U.S.
Army in the
Pacific during -
WWII as an .
airplane j (*'
mechanic
inspector. He
moved from
Orlando to Bernard
Okeechobee in "Bernie"
2004. He fre- Shain
quented the
Okeechobee Senior Center for
lunch until he became ill.
He is preceded in death by his
wife of 50 years, Mollie Shain and
his sister, Rose Joffe.
. He is survived by his sons; Jef-
frey (Lynn) Shain of Okeechobee
and Larry (Ellen) Shain of New
Rochelle, N.Y. and his brother,
Howard (Edie) Shain of Monroe
Township, N.J. He is also survived
by his grandsons, Eric (Angie
Bryant) Shain of Greenville, S.C.
and Todd Shain of Chattanooga,
Tenn. In addition, he is survived by
his brother-in-law, Irwin Joffe of
Ariz; and many nieces, nephews,
great-nieces, great-nephews, and
great-great-nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held
1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006,
at Beth David Memorial Gardens,
3201 North 72nd Avenue, Holly-
wood, Fla. Rabbi Greenspan will
officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made in Mr. Shain's mem-
ory to Hospice of Okeechobee,
P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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hike and would like the customers I personally service to know a few
facts. As employees we get no break on our water or sewer rates and
get the same quality water as you. We also get our meters shut off if we
fail to pay our bills and, oh yes, our families look to our paychecks, just
like everyone else, to pay the rising FPL bill, the 100 percent rise in fuel
to get to work, the price rise in the grocery stores, the home insurance,
our kids education and on and on. I'm sure we all look forward to a
raise but it does not even keep most of the hard working employees
ahead without second jobs or doing without. We dig the trenches,
repair your water leaks, work in raw sewage, smile and assist with
your calls, have customers take out their frustrations on us and we still
say have a nice day and try to keep your services working. The next
time your toilets don't work or the water does not flow and you call or
you see our crews out at 2 a.m. in the morning, in the rain and mosqui-
toes performing repairs, remember, we aren't doing it for the big dol-
lars. We care and take pride. If your water smells or you have prob-
lems, give us a chance to get it right, because Okeechobee, we are
"your" utility employees and probably one of your neighbors. The only
way any services, taxes or expenses in Okeechobee can be held in
check is for our elected officials and local government to get the devel-
opers and future expansion to pay in advance an impact fee to reduce
the existing resident's liability for our town's growth.

IRAQ: It's time for us to pull out of Iraq. Now, I suppose I could give
my normal bashing of Bush, Rumsfeld and their party but it's past
that. It's time to pull out before we lose any more American solders. In
my opinion, both parties have made a mess of the entire war with Iraq
and used the events of 9/1.1 to push, prod and get the most they could
out of this horrible event and panic the American people with stories
of chemical warfare, knowing it was all a lie. Iraq is now in the middle
of a civil war and no one disputes this except for those of both parties
who are now trying to scramble out of this mess while still trying to
keep there political aspirations for the next election. Our forces
remaining in Iraq is not going to stop the civil war. Iraq must learn to
stand on their own two feet. You will now see the nastiest of fights to
come, between the Democratic and the Republicans, all pointing the
fingers at each other, when both parties share the destruction of our
society and the thousands and thousands of murdered victims in Iraq.
It's time to leave.


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Community Events

GaL volunteertraining offered -
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a
personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observation and independent study. For
information, call (772)785-5804.

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 conference is Friday, Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m.
and again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The
cost is $35 for both days. Everyone 11 years old and up is invited.
The conference comes highly recommended from Josh McDow-
ell, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many others. Come
learn about worldview. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-
3525; or, visit www.worldviewweekend.com.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold a first aid class on Thursday,
Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m.;ran adult CPR class on Tuesday, Oct. 10,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and an infant and child CPR class on Saturday,
Oct. 21 from a.m. until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.





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Upcoming Events

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short
business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
(863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets.every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7.p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support.G 'up meets, every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building locatedIat 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group thatenjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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, 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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service
program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P.
to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor--
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month
to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Par-
rott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at
(863) 824-2899.
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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 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. Foir information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at 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.
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. 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 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Micco Landing area to open Saturday
Opening ceremonies for the Micco Landing Management Area
will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. until noon. The area
is located at the trailhead on U.S. 98 N. in Basinger. Refreshments
and swamp buggy tours will be provided. The area is open year-
round to a variety of public uses including bicycling, boating,
canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking, horse-back riding nature
study and hunting. Micco Landing is located 1 mile northeast of
the Kissimmee River bridge on U.S. 98. For information, contact
the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) at (863)
462-5260.

Exotic plants topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Sept. 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be John Morgan, lead ecosystem restoration representative
from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD),
and Leroy Rodgers, senior environmental scientist with the
SFWMD. The topic of the show will be exotic invasive plants and
animals. For information, contact John Morgan at 1-800-432-2045.

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, con-
tact 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 Evangelist
Curtis Rhoden. Services will be Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. and on Sept. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. each night. For information,
call (863) 634-0344.

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

Final payment due for yearbook ads
Attention parents and students of the Class of 2007. The final
payment on black and white senior 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, email vancampv@okee.kl2.fl.us.

Church hosting gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing at the Seventh Day Baptist Church,
916 W.N Park St., on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The featured per-
formers will be Randy Whipple along with Greg Douglas at the
keyboard and who will be singing with his sister Melissa Douglas
Harden. Other singers will be featured throughout the program.

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 Community Col-
lege (IRCC), has interviewed area residents about-their hurricane
experiences.
Ministerial group sponsoring prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk for area schools on Tuesday nights in the month of Septem-
ber. 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 Elementary School, 3999 N.W. 10th Terrace, Year-
ling 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 the first school on the list.
For information, call (863) 763-3519.

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.

Babysitter training class offered
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
a babysitter training class on Saturday, Sept. 23, where youth learn
knowledge and skills to provide safe and responsible care for chil-
'dren. The course is six hours, so participants should bring a light
snack or lunch. The cost of this course if $45. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.

Early Learning group to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee 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.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting
schedule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Mem-
ory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26,
"Never Let Me Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Pas-
sionate Nomad The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thurs-
day, Dec. 14, "Pope Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All
meetings will be held in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St.,
beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.
Donated baby items needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations of
new baby items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby
Shower to be held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or
donating may call (863) 462-5877.
Free event on native plants planned


Learn more about Florida's native plants on National Public
Lands Day at DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner High-
way, Canal Point, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Join us to be a part of the nation's largest hands-on volunteer
effort as volunteers of all ages help install native plants at DuPuis'
Visitors' Center. Guided tours of the Habitat Trail will be offered.
There will be a presentation about southern Florida's native
plants, and we will have beautiful, native plants available for pur-
chase. This event is free and all volunteers with receive a free bar-
becue lunch. Girl Scouts can earn the "Get with the Land" badge
for participating. High School students can earn volunteer hours.
Call (800) 432-2045, ext. 3339, for information and to sign up.

Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet Mon-
day, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th
St., to elect officers for the coming year. Any member of the
Friends of the Okeechobee Library is invited to attend and is eligi-
ble to be nominated for the following the positions of president,
vice president, secretary and treasurer. For information, call Mari-
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 16, 2006


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Reverend James Dawson
Assistant Pastor, First United
Methodist Church
Doing good things does not
automatically turn us into good
people. Spending hours in Bible
study, witnessing regularly, avoid-
ing worldly amusements, and
generously giving time and
money to the Lord's work are
godly things to do, but they are
not sufficient in themselves to
produce deep change in one's
life.
We need to understand that
real change from bad or worldly
behavior comes from within
one's own heart. The problem of
a wicked or deceitful heart comes
from inside, within the heart.
Effort will always be required to
do what is right, but when we
understand how to recognize and
deal with sin in the heart, then the
shift from sinful behavior to godly
behavior will reflect an internal
change that makes the shift real.
As Jesus said, "First clean the
inside of the cup and dish, and
then the outside also will be clean
(Matthew23:26)..
In order to be changed into a
person whose life has the power
to draw people to Christ, we must
deal with the inside of the cup and
dish. We must expose the sinful-
ness in our deceitful heart and
then learn how to clean it up. This
is no easy matter. The deceitful-


ness of our heart helps us believe
that things are quite a bit better
than they really are. No matter
how sincerely we want to self
examine our heart and identify
the wrongs in our life, we still
have a hard time seeing the subtle
ways that our own deceitfulness
of the heart infects the way we
relate to our own problems.
In our own efforts to change,
no question is more important
than the obvious one: What
exactly is wrong? What is going
on in us that lead to depression,
worry, sexual perversion, hostili-
ty, and a host of other concerns
that plague us? Is there something
tucked away in our deceitful heart
that a sincere commitment to fol-
low Christ and renewed determi-
nation to live as we should simply
do not reach?
Problems are everywhere: sin-
gle parents struggling to be both
mom and dad, wives drying up as
women in marriages to hopeless-
ly weak husbands, men battling
occasionally overwhelming urges
to look at pornographic literature,
teenagers torn apart by feelings of
resentment toward parents they
love. Sometimes the reality of
human suffering can seem just
too much, which can throw us
into a desperate cry that God
needs to do more than He seems
to be doing.
This leads us to the million dol-
lar question which can be the


most confusing one to under-
stand how one is to change from
the inside out. The question is:
How far inside do you have to
look? There are always things to
look at as we examine our lives,
and it can seem like a dark end-
less tunnel with winding caverns
that makes us feel helpless and
lost but change in the Christian
life is progressive. We move from
change in our own conscious
direction to change in our
approach to relationships to
change in the direction of our
every being. Each change repre-
sents a work of God in our lives
and is therefore good.
Many of us live our entire lives
without ever tapping into the
'good
stuff,' without ever seeing our
weathered, cancerous skin
become' smooth as a baby's
cheek. There is good stuff inside
us beneath the bad, and many
will never find it becaOse they lack
the courage to face the bad stuff
that hides it from view. Because
we refuse to apply the ointment
that burns off the diseased crust,
we settle for natural goodness,
the release of the energy (power)
of Christ that is deposited deeply
within us through salvation. Just
as gold lies beneath a rock, the
holy desire of our new heart lies
beneath the self-protective
demands of the flesh. That gold
must be mined if we are to experi-
ence joy.


If you long to discover the
power of Christ within you, to
change from the inside out by
releasing the new life in your soul,
then you must do three things: (1)
surrender to God, (2) take an
inside look in the safety of a loving
community, and (3) develop the
spiritual sensitivity necessary to
recognize the promptings of
God's Spirit as He stimulates the
godly desires of your new heart.
What I mean is this by an
act of your will, surrender yourself
fully to Christ. Determine that you
will follow Christ no matter what
the cost. Also we need to find a
few relationships in which we are
willing to risk believing that we
are safe from rejection, brutal
exposure, or abandonment. Look
for a small group where you feel
safe enough to receive feedback
about how you come across. Let
a few grace filled people help you
take an inside look. And lastly, we
need to ask God to develop within
us sensitivity to the deepest reali-
ties in your Christ inhabited heart.
As we dig through the rocks of
pain and sin, as we see how we
affect people badly and how
unwilling we are to feel difficult
emotions, expect to find hidden
gold. It's there; the new covenant
guarantees it.
I hope this message has been a
blessing to you. We all need to
change to become a better instru-
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Methodist Church
plans open house
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
hold an open house on each Sun-
day in September (Sept. 17 and
24). Services are: 8 a.m. tradition-
al; 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 Terrace,
will host a revival with Evangelist
Mike Cargill and Evangelist Curtis
Rhoden. Services will be Sunday,
Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and
on Sept. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. each
night. For information, call (863)
634-0344.


Church offers religious
education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
901 S.W.Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for chil-
dren beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.
Registrations for Catholic Christian
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being
accepted. Classes for children in
grades kindergarten through ninth
will be held every Sunday from
11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For
information, call the parish office at
(863) 763-3727.
Church hosting
gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing at
the Seventh Day Baptist Church,
916 WN Park St., on Tuesday, Sept.
19, at 7 p.m. The featured perform-
ers will be Randy Whipple along
with Greg Douglas at the keyboard
and who will be singing with his
sister Melissa Douglas Harden.
Other singers will be featured


throughout the program.
Ministerial group
sponsoring prayerwalks
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 Obser-
vation Patrol will provide security
and traffic control. The schedule is:
Tuesday, Sept. 19, North Elemen-
tary School, 3999 N.W. 10th Ter-
race, 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
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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 Com-
fort, Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill
and Brannon Howse will also
speak. The conference is Friday,
Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m. and
again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from
8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is
$35 for both days. Everyone 11
years old and up is invited. The
conference comes highly recom-
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David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll
and many others. Come learn
about worldview. For information,
call Debi at (863) 634-3525; or, visit
www.worldviewweekend.com.


inside of one's own heart. Our a life-changing reality in Christ
hearts should be given only to and it begins from a look inside of
God and not to the things or peo- oneself. I hope to see you at
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Heavenly insurance
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Love is eternal
The Okeechobee Seventh Day Adventist Church reminds
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Florida tops nation in lightning deaths'


WEST PALM BEACH -
Although hurricanes pose a threat,
lightning strikes are the deadliest
weather phenomena that occur in
Florida.
Lightning kills more people in
Florida each year than any other
state. From 1995 to 2004, 85 people
died in the state due to lightning
strikes. This is more than twice the
number killed in the number two
ranking state, Texas, where 34 peo-
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Nationally, lightning claims
more victims each year than snow-
storms, hurricanes and tornadoes.
In 2005, there were 43 confirmed
deaths and 172 confirmed injuries
due to lightning. It keeps a low pro-
file as the second most lethal
weather-related event because it
usually kills one person at a time.
Only floods, which can come in the
form of storm surge from a hurri-
cane, kill more people.
People injured by lightning
often suffer from a variety of long-
term, debilitating symptoms
including memory loss, attention
deficits, sleep disorders, numb-
ness, dizziness, stiffness in joints,
irritability, fatigue, weakness, mus-
cle spasms and depression.


Here's what you can do to pro-
tectyourself and your family:
Before lightning strikes:
Keep an eye on the sky. Look
for darkening skies, flashes of light
or increasing wind. Listen for the
sound of thunder.
If you can hear thunder, you
are close enough to the storm to be
struck by lightning. Go to safe shel-
ter immediately.
Listen to NOAA Weather
Radio, commercial radio or televi-
sion for the latest weather forecasts.
When astorm approaches:
Find shelter in a building or
car. Keep car windows closed and
avoid convertibles.
Telephone lines and metal
pipes can conduct electricity.
Unplug appliances. Avoid using
the telephone or any electrical
appliances.
Avoid taking a bath or show-
er, or running water for any other
purpose.
Turn off the air conditioner.
Power surges from lightning can
overload the compressor, resulting
in a costly repair job.
If caught outside:
If you are in the woods, take
shelter under the shorter trees.


If you are boating or swim-
ming, get to land and find shelter
immediately.
Protect yourself outside when
lightning is dose:
Go to a low-lying, open place
away from trees, poles, or metal
objects.
e Make sure the place you pick
is not subject to flooding.
Be avery small target.
Squat low to the ground.
Place your hands on your knees
with your head between them.
Make yourself the smallest target
possible.
Do not lie flat on the ground
- this will make you a larger target.
After the storm passes:
Stay away from storm-dam-
aged areas.
Listen to the radio for infor-
mation and instructions.
Ifsomeone is struckbylightning:
People struck by lightning
carry no electrical charge and can
be handled safely.
Call for help. Get someone to
dial 9-1-1 or your local Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) number.
The injured person has
received an electrical shock and
may be burned, both where they


were struck and where the electric-
ity left their body. Check for burns
in both places.
Give first aid. If breathing has
stopped, begin rescue breathing. If
the heart has stopped beating, a
trained person should give CPR.
Learn first aid and CPR:
Take a Red Cross first aid and
CPR course. Call your local Red
Cross chapter for class schedules
and fees.
Please call the Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter of the Ameri-
can Red Cross at (561) 833-7711 for
more information on lightning safe-
ty and how to be trained in lifesav-
ing skills such as CPR and first aid.
For more than 80 years, the
American Red Cross Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter. which
includes Glades, Hendry, Okee-
chobee and Palm Beach counties
- has been providing shelter for
families during a hurricane, flood
or fire and teaching first aid, CPR,
AIDS prevention and water safety.
To learn more about the work
of the Red Cross in communities,
or to make a donation, call (561)
833-7711 within the four service
counties or contact the website at:
www.redcross-pbc.org.


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Fall is not just for football. Swimming and diving season is also well under way. Okee-
chobee High School has a new dive team this season. The school has not had a dive
team since well before the lbid swimming pool in the center of town closed in 1998. Team
members are (in no particular order) Nathan Candler, Thressa Delcampo, Damon Heater,
Alyssa Holt, Allison Kuipers, Kenny Murphy, Alex Rodgers and Teal Sheffield. They are
coached by Lynsay Masters.


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OHS swim team
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day afternoon. Team members are (in no particular order) Randi Barnes, Rebecca
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,% per month per $1,000 financed for very well-qualified buyers with 10% down through Chrysler Financial. Not all buyers will qualify. (3) Based on major automotive awards. (4) $6,347 $10,491estimated savings based on Chrysler
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habits and conditions. (6)Based on Automotive News classification. When properly equipped. (7)$7,730 $12,178 estimated savings based on Chrysler Financial average financed rate for Durango models financed 5/06 7/06 for applicable terms by
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RIDGWAY ACRES
NOW AVAILABLE!
O Fabulous New Mini Farms (south of
Sunset Strip Airpark) Some lots are on
ponds. Call now to reserve your 1 or
2+ acre lot! Deposits will be refunded
M if your not happy after final approval.
Starting at $117,000. CALL MAU-
REEN FOR ALL THE INFORMA-
TION 863-634-4724.


Desirable DWMH in Country Hills move
in condition 3/2 with detached 3 bay
garage large enough to hold 9 cars (30x60).
Property is fenced and cross fenced with
pond in rear. Handicapped ramp entry and
new tin roof. $280,000. MLS#92158.
Combine this with MLS#92159 next door
for almost 10 acres in horse country. Please
call Maureen to schedule your showing
863-634-4724.


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Large DWMH with lots of potential. 3/2
plus family room. with screened porch.
Large side deck entry. Fenced and cross
.fenced for horses. Great 4 stall pole barn
with feed room. $297,500. MLS# 92159.
Next to MLS#92158 for more acreage for
your horses. Please call Maureen for more
details 863-634-4724.


Ver, -.ell mn intaineJ t-.d Ir .:n. 1 t .
car garage home. Poured concrete and new
roof in 2005. Beautiful hardwood floors
through-out/ screened breeze-way. This
home has been very well taken care of, and
is in move-in condition. Big beautiful oaks
and palms on -.544 acres, and a; separate
fence for dogs.$225,000 MXl1 A P91 25i


Two lots in town, one block south of the Public
Library. With 4 bedrooms, possible 5. CBS home
with new plumbing, new A/C, new tile and new
refrigerator still under warranty. The game room
has so many possibilities. It could be a huge 5th
and 6th bedroom that has sliding glass doors
leading to a fenced in yard. There is also a large
utility room off of the 4th bedroom that has the
square footage to be a bathroom/laundry room
(W/D hook-ups already installed). $229,000.
Please call Kelly @863-697-1339.


Waterfront with minutes to Lake 0 access.
3/2 DWMH new in 2005. What's unique is
a 14X23 woodframe structure in back on a
slab with full bath! Get alot for your money
at this low price. $179,500. MLS#92077 Call
Donna Tourek (863)634-8378 -


Veer neat and clean 3/2 Homes of Merit
DWMH in Ousley Estates. The residence is
vacant, but has quite a few furnishings
- included. There is a screened entry and a
. rear covered deck. Large 1 acre yard,
including a big utility shed. Come see this
meticulously kept home and fall in love.
160000 Call Maurden 'td schedule your
appointment- (863) 634-4724. MLS#91777


Cute CBS Home located in SW section of
town, minutes from shopping, schools, &
public library. Beautiful Big Oak Trees in
front and back yard. Home comes partially
furnished. Owner said Roof is only two
months old. $200,000. MLS#92122 For more
information please call EARLENE 863-634-
9694, email Gigger356@aol.com


WATERFRONT ON TA'IOR CREEK. B..Ji
to hurricane codes and priced right!
2bdrm/2bath 1040 SF+-2005 Scotbilt DWMH in
Okeechobee. Private road to this "Lucy Island"
hideaway. City water and tranquil view.
Spacious shed in back and separate pump to
water your yard right from the creek This home
is approx 10 minutes to Taylor Creek locks and
located on the deeper water side of the road.
Bring all offers! $189,000. MLS# 90248.Please
call Donna 863-634-8378.







LOTS OF PINES. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath,
recently remodeled SWMH with very
unique addition. It includes a media room
w/surround sound & designer kitchen.
New carpet and tile throughout. Tinted
glass windows overlooking the deck
w/outdoor kitchen and above ground pool.
This listing is just too charming for words.
$138,000. Call Maureen to schedule your
appointment 863-634-4724. MLS#92208. ,


3/21 Car Garage, split floor plan. CBS new con-
struction home. Tile and carpetfloors. Solid surface
counter tops & stainless sted appliances. Arched
doorway into bedroom areas. Crown molding,
solid wood cabinets, brushed nicdde designer light
and water fixtures. Lights under cabinets in
kitchen Dining room French doors open to 18x10
Lanai. Grandfather live oaks. Landscaped, sod, irri-
gation system. Concrete driveway with 2 Car park-
ing. 'Seller is willing to buy down the interest rate
and give $3000 toward dosing costs!!! $250,000.


OAK TREE PLACE 4 Units total, all 2/1's.
The large established Oak trees surround-
ing these CBS units, help with your cooling
bill. Sliding glass doors, in the dining room,
lead to the private patio surrounded by a
wooden privacy fence. Tile floors though-,
out. $92,500 each. MLS#'s 91903, 91905,
91908 and 91909. Please call 863-697-1339 to
schedule a showing.


ANCIENT OAKS -THIS UNIT IS 'FUR-
NISHED AND READY TO MOVE INTO.
ANCIENT OAKS IS A 55+ COMMUNITY
WITH MANY FUN ACTIVITIES FOR
SENIOR ADULTS. THE CONDO DUES
INCLUDE: POOL, HOT TUB, CLUB-
HOUSE, SHUFFLEBOARD, SECURITY
GATE, CABLE TV, DOCK, MARINA,
WATER, SEWER, LAWN MAINTE-
NANCE, AND GOOD NEIGHBORS.
$59,900 MLS#91705
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PULL SERVICE REALTOR
4251 HwY. 441 S.

863-634-5588
RE,4L7' CO- Fax: 763-6068 Office 763-5588
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Patritca Lo'uise GooI6by Lic, R.E. Broker
763-6068 Cell 634-5588
Kathy Lancaster kath69@earthlink.net
46746760: 1C0116344W66 6
AIRSTRIP PROPER T Corner lot 5-,'- ooded acre., v.%ell & pumphoure.
electric, culverts, permit for septic. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
MINUTES FROM TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2 Manufactured Home to relax in
after fishing off your dock or deck. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
INDUSTRIAL LOTS W/CLOSED ALLEY: Cleared 1.5+/- acres 12 city
industrial lots plus alley in great location on NW 6th AVe. Call Pat for details
863-634-5588.
LAKEFRONT TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: custom home, wind zone 125mph.
Call pat for appt. 863-634-5588.
WATERFRONT NEAR LOCKS IN BHR exec. 3/3 CBS & brick home. Pool,
deck & covered patio. Large lot, can possibly be divided into 2 homesites. By
appt. with Pat 863-634-5588.
VIKING: possible owner financing!! 1.25 acres close to paved road & power
lines. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
UNIQUE PROPERTY 24 acre parcel zoned Industrial or single, family
w/AG exemption. Great location near town. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
COLNTR'1 LIVING 5.20 fully treed acres near Yeehaw Junction & turnpike.
Call Pat 863-634-5588.
10 ACRES east of Okeechobee, uncleared. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
: *20 ACRES north of Okeechobee. Bring your horses. Can be divided into 2
tens. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
* ZONED MULTI-FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL 3/4+/- acre in city limits. Call
Pat 863-634-5588.
* ON CAPTURED WATER: DWMH needs TLC, Ig. screen porch overlooks
lake. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
NOTE: These offenngs are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal vwthout noce. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.




PANSY SUE CAMPBELL
(863) 697-2570






CBS M.7 Fl-:ndA ia TT. uar.l, r.-rri, Lring uonx with tfreplac. new' roof, beauiul
la.T, -WtF, i prnnkler system plus a largs der.iicd garagEtvorkih-F or I+ acae. GrEat
new pne $39900, Call Pansy (8631 69 25"0

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PERFECT winter home rnirhed t on LOOKING FOR A NICI BUILDING
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____I_1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage


LAZY7 ES T.A TEaS
5000-H: 3Bd/2Ba CBS house w/2 car garage,
family room on 1 plus acre. In addition there is
detached 2 car garage, included in sale an
extra 1/2 acre lot w/fruit trees. Located in
Lazy 7 Estates on a cul-de-sac. Very secluded,
b iurtul [.;.:vi rd v Oak e r & pond




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5008-M: Home on 1+ acre! New roof &
A/C, split bedroom plan, upright deep
freezer, barn 2 stalls, tack room. Open
back porch, pump house, grapefruit,
cherry and orange trees, etc. $130,000.
* 2+/- acres, R-Bar Estates.
* 5+ acres, Sundance Trails.
* 10+/- acres, Sherman Woods Ranches on SE


PL4ILAND PARK
5002-M: Brand new out of the box!
3Bd/2Ba DWMH on 1 acre. Never lived
in, fenced, 2 septic tanks, split bedroom
plan, master bedroom has garden tub &
shower. Mixed flooring & sky lights.
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5024-M: 4Bd/2Ba remodeled dou-
blewide. New paint, carpet, vinyl.. Open
concept, walk in closets, garden tub, open
deck, inside laundry room. Split floor
plan. (#92175)


* (2) 13+ acres in Estates of Okeechobee Pines.
* Reduced properties- (2) 50x125.5 lot in
Okeechobee Park $42,000. 'MH on 4+ acres in


,33rd Terr. Plants Bluff $115,000.


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Don Renfranz, Inc.'sTay r reek Real Estate on Renfanz
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THING YOU NEED-AT A GREAT PRICE, TOO! m913-9 LIVE THE LIFE OF A KING IN KiNG'S BA'I #91422 CONTEMPORARY 3/2 SEAtVALLED
Concrete house w/frame addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms / Attractive 2 bedroom with attached garage shows obvi- WATERFRONT DOUBLEWIDE! This 1996 Jacobsen
2.5+ baths plus laundry rm, sewing rm, big den/office, ous owner care over the years! Community pool, small should be easier to finance than older trailers! Very
screened patio w/ hottub, seawall w/dock, nice tile- Association fees, double-width driveway, sewer & water good Treasure Island location on west dead-end portion
work and recent up-grades! YOU HAVE TO SEE AT lines! ALL JUST 10 MINUTES FROM TOWN ON of SE 26th Street! Major apps. and some furniture stay!
JUST $199,900 SOUTHEAST SIDE! REDUCED TO $129,000! SHOWS GREAT AT $179,000!


#92222 DUPLEX ON OKEECHOBEE S SOUTH
SIDE! Concrete block construction, both sides have
screened patios and a/c, 2 bedrooms each! Owner has
lived in one-half, so you know it's cared for! Unique
opportunity for many special needs where multi-family
is desired! ASKIN'$200,000 !


#912b0 INCLUDES CONCRETE BO'T-RAMP!
Launch, dock, & pull your boat out right at your prop-
erty-perfect for fisher- person who trailers their bass
boat! Mobile is a 1990's model 2 bdrm/2 bath plus stor-
age shed! All on seawalled Lake-access Buck- head
waterway! A GREAT BUY AT $125,000 !





H92215 OVERLOOKS THE 8TH GREEN! Llod-ir,
2002 1 bdrm/1 bath Breckenridge park model rv with
screened patio & carport addition in Blue Cypress Golf
& RV Resort at south end of County! Community heat-
ed pool, clubhouse, 9-hole "exec"-type course! GET-


912-03 PRIME SOUTHVI'6T SIDE LOCA.
TION-AT SUPER PRICEI Big half-acre lot for
this block 3/2 with 2-car garage, fenced backyard,
and family room with fireplace! Desirable Lazy 7
Estate Kitchan sin, eating cnunter "island"!


er46 LIkE-NEtv 2(i( HOUSE ON PEACEFUL
POND SETTINGI Full 3/2.block construction with
2 screened patios and a Florida Room overlooking
the water! Vaulted living room ceilings, 2-car
garage, metal roof, Nu-Air insulated windows, sec-
urity system, Isles neighborhood! $249,900!


091147 WATERFRONT HOUSE WiTf EVERYTHING n0142 CONTEMPORARY 3/2' SEA1VALLED
YOUNEED-ATAGREATPRICE,TOO Concretehouse WATERFRONT DOUBLEWIDE! This 1996
w/frame addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms / 2.5+ baths plus laun- Jacobsen should be easier to finance than older trail-
dry rm, sewing rm, big den/office, screened patio w/ hot- ers! Very good Treasure Islanrid location on west
tub, seawall w/dock, nice tilework and recent up-grades! dead-end portion of SE 26th Street! Major apps. and
YOU HAVE TO SEE AT JUST $199,900 some furniture stay! SHOWS GREAT AT $179,0001


OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS
"Best prices ar found on ulan ially acreage"
Lot #7 $220,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $250,000 Sellor Financodl
Lot #17 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 $250,000 Seller Financedll


#89201 4+ ACRES W/HWY 78 W FRONTAGE! Zoned AC in "Resort Corridor" at
9371 Hwy 78 W! POTENTIAL AT $450,0001
#91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETITION Why pay
$40,000- or more? And it's a nice one with power line! We have map and directions
to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street! JUST $34,900!


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Preferred Properties

Of Okeechobee Realt-, Inc.
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n91285 ON THE L:-KE--XCCES' I VATER\VA\ IN
ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT! Chariot "Park" model
with addition and screened back porch overlooking
boat dock & canal! Rare opportunity in big resort to
park boat at your backyard! Handicap ramp, carport!
$180,000 !
* #90229: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Cleared, nice, sea-
wall @ 96 Linda Rd. in Buckhead! Conforming house/dbl. wide
OK! REDUCED TO JUST $120,000!
*WATERFRONT LOT UNDER $100,000! Includes existing sep-
tic tank & shed "as is" at #17 8th St. in Buckhead! $99,000!
* #90876 BEST LOCATION-BEST BUY ISLES WATER-
FRONT LOT! Just few hundred feet off Taylor Creek itself! Old
trailer blown-away @ 2624 SE 34th Ln! PRICE BEING DRAS-
TICALLY REDUCED! MAKE OFFER!
* #91640 ISLES tLAE' ACCESS'WATERFRONT LOT!
Seawall, water account;onfifie canal at 2322 SE 29th St.! $125,000
AND BRING OFFERS!
* #91197WATERFRONT LOT FOR YOUR RV OR TRAVEL
TRAILER! Rare opportunity! Turtle Cove off Linda Road just
west of Kissimmee River! "GONER" AT JUST $50,000!
* #91944 ANCIENT OAKS LAKE-ACCESS LOT! Vacant lot
for conforming RV or camper trailer @ 5259 SE 64th Av includes '


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'OLE VACANT LOT! WHY NOT LIVE IN A RESORT
FOR THE SAME MONEY? Very neat older Park model
in fabulous Ancient Oaks! Easy walk to pool, clubhouse,
hottub! Hour drive from West Palm! SURE-SELLER
AT $59,500!


dock! $85,000 IS A GREAT DEAL!
* #92026 BIG "O" RV PARK LOT! Lot 316 is quieter location
away from Highway! $45,000.
#91757 HALF+ ACRE SOUTHWEST SIDE! Superb house lot at
2317 SW 24th AV/Eagle Bay Dr.!' ASKING $125,000 WITH
INCENTIVES!
* VIKINGS "DEEP COUNTRY" 1.25 ACRE PARCELS!
Various locations we have addresses for each! Phone Jerry
for details! REDUCED TO SELL NOW! JUST $35,000 TO
$40,000 EACH!
*#91122 FINE VIKINGS PARCEL PRICED TO SELL!
Compare! Nice parcel with power line in frdnt at 15784 NW
262nd St! We have map! JUST$34,900!
* #89201 4.50 ACRES WITH FRONTAGE ON BUSY 78
WESTI Zoned Agriculture, Land Use Plan designation has
been URMU! Okeechobee County at 9371 Hwy 78 W!
$450,000!


#91806 QLiALIT LIVING IVITHOLT THE HIGH-
QUALITY PRICE! Superb' 2 bdrm / 2 bath "Park"
model in gated/restricted Ancient Oaks! Tastefully fur-
nished, carport, large addition-a real "looker"! Enjoy
community pool, boat ramp/docks, clubhouse!
Very reasonable fees! $119,000 IS A DEAL I
OK ACRES/10 ACRE PARCELS NOW
WITH SELLER FINANCING
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Please call Don Renfranz / Realtor
Financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment ($50,000), Sellers will hold
a First Mortgage of balance payable in monthly payments of principal &
interest @ 8.00%APR based on 15yr. amortization, to come to term (balloon
payment) at the end of 3rd year from date of note.
. 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres
on NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD
FRONT! Lots #13, #17 @ OK Acres directly fronting
on paved NE 80th Ave. $250,000 EACH!
* 11.8+ ACRES AT NORTH END! Lot #1 @ OK
ACRESon NE 80th Ave.! $250,000!


I. ,',',g :,uf h.:,V.i ?.; 2 h,:.u c on 4 acr
with a wood burning fireplace, covered woo
patio, wood fence front & middle, wire fence
side & rear, 10x10 shed, gravel drie, pole barn,
double sliding glass doors, satellite. Completely
new A/C, water softener system and sulphur
guard. Country Hills Estates is just a short drive
to shopping, schools, churches and hospital. Call
for appointment. Easy to show! $299,900.
(#92182) .
2). Gorgeous 5.25 wooded acres on cul-de-sac;
3/2 DWMH split plan; small fish pond; fneced;
very private; back: up i.:. Blu Cypress Ranch;
deer & turkey!! $275,000. (#92181)


3) H.r. ii ,.' Th.,. in t .-.ne- : ,i n e; ir.i k,,:a .
tion. 1,250 s. ft. apartment upstairs. Steel
buidling hosts a retail showroom, office, garage
& 2 bathrooms. 20 space concrete driveway, all
of this on 2.55 ac. with :Hwy. 78W frontage.
Serious buyers only!! Buyers agent must be pres-
ent at all showings. Owner is a licensed real
estate agent. $1,400,000. (#92224)
4). Super sweet! 2/2 SWMH, family room, cov-
ered an.:.o ...,, ;. .h-J. screened and carpeted
patio and attached double car carport. Sprinkler
system, completely furnished and ready for you
to move in. Call listing office. $94,900. (#92225)


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Brandon D. Tucker, RP.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., Broker/Assoc.
Lori Mixon 634-1457
John Pell, G.R.I., Broker/Assoc.
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999
Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343- Ron Staley 697-6221


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pole E arn .locke'.o p-rnd, fenced & cr.osA
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CIUD hnu'.e,'A,"-Il,.,ies,'L '- acc'_ i Bos3t
Dockage. $165,000 #208A #92039 Call Ron


SPOT IN THE SUN 3BR/2BA DWMH
w.'vaulled ceilings island Kilcnen. fireplace
arorc.r ttle back porch & storagelworksnop
One Ac. $205,900 #202A Call Jeri 863-634-
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Hm., 70 NEW 2005 2BR/2BA MH wifronI &
back screer, porches carport ne 3asphall
driveway & storage sheds. Sits on .05 Ac.
$148 000 #226C Call Lori 863-634-1457


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A TREASURE IN TREASURE ISLAND REDUCED IN PINE RIDGE PARK 2BR12BA 36 FT FIFTH WHEEL W.SCREENED PATIO
2BR/2BA DWMH w/farm-style kitchen, MH w/attached carport, screen porch, secu- Located in Ancient Oaks RV Resort. Great place for
screened patio & storage shed. NEW rity system & chain link fence. Reduced for winters/weekends. Club house, Gym, Spa/Hot Tub,
A/C. Appraised value $95,500 #221F.Call quick sale $95,000 #217D Call Mark 863- In-ground Pool, Gate Security. CondoAssoc Dues
Jeri 863-634-6056 634-6999 $25/qlr. $42,000 #21 OH Call Ron 863-697-6221


NEW HOME IN KINGS BAY 3BR/2BA/2Car
w/marble tile & granite countertops cherry
*aoinetry .& many more aeiails Priced
below appraised value $199,900 #203G
Call Jeri 863-634-6056





REDUCED FROM $149,900 TO 5119,900
3BR/2BA MH */Lg Garage. Nice add.lion or,
bac, Corrugated Root Seawall Well kept
Inside & out! Locatea in Taylor Creek Dev.
#216D #91069 Call Sheryl 863-634-1343


PERFECT SECLUDED SITE for your
upscale home. Half acre at end of cul-
de-sac Cleared for home, beautiful
oaks culvert Best location in town.
$109.000 #119E Call Lon 863-634-1457

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Sept.
15, through Thursday, Sept. 21,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Gridiron Gang"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Little Man" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Material Girls"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
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

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

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

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

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

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


Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
800-556-8885.

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


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CAMERA, in the park on Labor
Day. (863)763-6464


GOATS- 2, Male & female,
Brown & white, Long ears.
Vic. Behind Four Seasons
since 8/27 (863)248-1658
LOST FAMILY PET gray lop
eared rabbit, since 9/9, SE
38th Trail, (863)634-9564
RED NOSE BULL DOG PUPS-
(2), lost around the Prairie
Viking area, 6 mos old,
(863)763-2668
WHITE MALE BULLDOG -
Brown patch over eye, blk.
spots on nose. Basswood. Re-
ward! 634-2542/772-263-2269


BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
BEAGLE, female, 8 yrs. old,
spayed, shots up to date,
friendly, to good home only.
(863)946-1656
CAT To good homes. 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536


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housebroken, sweet dog,
needs room to run, to good
home only. (863)634-7109
FEMALE DOG brwn/blk.
spots, unique markings.
Smaller. Good family dog, to
good home. 863-227-4311
FREE KITTEN 9 weeks, fe-
male, litter trained.
863-634-3503 Iv. msg.
GUINEA PIGS, To good
homes. (863)357-0054
JACK RUSSELL- older female,
spayed, all shots, needs one
on one attention, does not
get along w/other animals
loves people(863)261-1968




BLOWOUT SALE!! Booth 133
at the Flea Market Place.
8am-2pm Lots of goodies,
Cassettes, CD's,DVD's,
VHS's, all brand new, lamps
&flooring.

Moving Sale
OKEE- 8425 SW 9TH ST.
Sat.& Sun. 9/16&17, 8am
Lazy 7 Airstrip area.
Little Bit of Everything!!!
863-634-2725


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302 SE 10th Ave.
Fri. 9/15 & Sat. 9/16
8am to 2:30pm
Household items, children
furniture, scrubs & more.

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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227.
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A DRIVER NEEDED
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SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM) &
BUSBOY
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
CARPENTERS WANTED
For Construction Company
863-634-3581
COOK
Accepting application for
experienced full time cook.
Apply in person @
Crossroad Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191


DRIVER/THROWER
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Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
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Indiantown Sanitation
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Pipe Layers Needed
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Great Benefits & Vacation.
Call Tim at 561-324-3149.
EXP. TRACTOR DRIVER &
RANCH LABOR
Must have transportation.
Call 863-634-3257
FARM DRIVER
Established agricultural
operation West of Hobe Sound
seeks full time driver.
(CDL Class A Operator)
1(800)483-4279
FOREMAN
Needed to complete all
phases of water treatment
plant 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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pass background check. Ap-
ply to: Care Taker Position,
RO. Box 993, Okeechobee,
FL 34973-0993
MECHANIC NEEDED
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586


READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU. S.


Heima Nice


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

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READING A nrA
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.


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readers are more popular


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VIC'S VAPORIZER New
cond. in box. Bottle of solu-
tion incl. $14 or best offer.
863-675-2596


AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
HOT TUB SEATS 5
As is. Complete w/pumps.
$250 or best offer.
863-302-1100
QUILT TOPS- 4, Squares for
more. Needs to be finished.
All for $10. or best offer.
(863)234-1700
STEEL SHELVING Good for
shed or shop use. 4 shelves,
approx. 4' high, 20" deep, 42"
long. $12. 863-675-2596


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

Single Copy Delivery
in Okeechobee
The Ft. Pierce Tribune is
looking for someone to
deliver newspapers to
racks & stores in the early
morning hours as an
independent contractor.
Van, Truck or Large
SUV is required.
Valid FL Drivers License &
auto insurance is required.'
Must be able to work 7
nights a week with some
daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 lbs. Apply to:
Jim Dodd at the Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more information.



Fresenius Medical Care-NA
has IMMEDIATE OPENING
for an RN, F/T, good
benefits, Training provided.
Apply 201 SW 16 St.
Phone 863-467-7654.



CASE MANAGEMENT
Immediate opening for a part
time Case Management po-
sition. Must be bilingual.
Fax Resume: 863-462-5878.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home, programs- if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917"
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698



YOGI BUSH HOG
SERVICES
863-697-8173


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books S Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 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
Household 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,
uced 1l71.0ll 06jl.l5 -;--10I


BARBER CHAIR, black leather
w/porcelain base, all hy-
draulics work. $800/neg.
ii',6 p6;-0128


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 uied 50 gallon, GE,
.lclr wili :ell 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
WASHER & DRYER- both in
good condition, $100 will
sell separate (863)612-0969



SHED- 8'x12', With electric,
Excellent condition. $500.
(863)467-2225
Shop here first!
The classified ads


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



ALUM. WINDOWS (8) 36x62
and (3) doubles 50x71. Ask-
ing $200 (772)618-0607
DOORS (3), For mobile home.
$60 for all or will separate.
(863)467-4328
ROOF PANS (20), 12'! alumi-
num, 9' long. $200 for all or
will separate.
(863)467-4328

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation qfSlonnrm
Shuters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


BABY STROLLER, brand new,
Combi Tetra TS, w/acoustic
canopy speakers, $100.
(863)634-0565


FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943



DELL PENTIUM III- Loaded,
Internet & School Ready War-
ranty 17" Monitor, Keyboard &
Mouse $180.
(863)634-0812
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.


BR SUITE- QS, hdbd, night
stands, 5 drawer bureau, 2
lamps, $400 (239)738-6215
CHINA CABINET off white, 2
pc. w/shelves and lights up.
$75/negi (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
Couch, Loveseat & Chair, blue
in color, like brand new,
$200. (863)763-7209
DINETTE SET-, 4 chairs, but-
terfly leaf table, matching
wheeled cafe table, $300
(239)738-6215
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.
OFFICE SET, Matching con-
temporary style desk, 5 drawer
file cabinet, 2 book shelves.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
ROCKER / RECLINER La-Z-
Boy. Brown, 5 mos old, Ex-
cellent condition. $300
(863)763-4920
SOFA, Contemporary fabric,
matching leather chair & foot-
stool, end tables & lamps.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$150 or will separate.
(863)357-1352
WICKER LOVESEAT, White, 2
chairs, Coffee table & Cherry
Rolltop desk Good cond. $150
Will sep. 863 634-0812
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
REVOLVER PISTOL- Colt offi-
cers 22 cal. $550. Firm..
Vince (863)697-2969
RIFLES & SHOTGUNS, 9 to
choose-from. $300 $400
each. (239)872-8504



BOWFLEX EXTREME, less
than 1 yr. old, $600 or best
offer. (863)634-7883
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 diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/lig ht 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,
$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


MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle


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


BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING, 65
pcs, sizes 10-16. Tommy,
Nautica, Polo, Levis, etc. $85
will sep. (863)357-0391
PLUS SIZE CLOTHES- size 20,
with access. pant suits, skirt
suits, shoes, hats, $450 for
all will sep (863)635-0522


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare albums, items
from Graceland, memorabilia.
$450 neg. (863)467-0627


Farm Equipment 805
Farm Fed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 885




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


TANNING BED stand up, by
The Tiki Hut, w/2 bulbs, ask-
ing $800. (863)634-0813



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
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
Vince(863)697-2969
FISH TANKS, (3), 75 gallon, 3
in 1 pine stand, wet dry fil-
ters, VHO lights, 200 lbs. live
rock, $750. (863)763-4521
FLORIDA WHITE RABBITS, 3
bucks, 4 does, cages, water
system, feeder & more.
$300 neg. (239)280-6082
FREE HAMSTERS, (3) adults
& (3) babies. Need taming.
863-801-1302
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
anytime (863)634-6087
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
(863)902-0477
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
KNEEBOAROD- Hydroslide
Revfllution, $50
(863)675-2136
POOL TABLE LIGHT- Round
Florence. $100.
(863)697-20.22
POOL TABLE- with balls, good
condition, $500
(863)634-3923
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
Celebrity, $75.
(863)675-2136.



JVC SP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good condition. $75.
(863)697-2044
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
GENERATOR- Homelite
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
(863)610-8152
HOBART TIGMATE WELDER,
w/stick & tig welding, like
new, cost $1300, sell for
$850. (863)467-5725
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
a! 25' spool gun. Weld S/S
steel, steel & alum. $1600.
(863)634-7423


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
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

Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
FamEu0n 0










Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 16,2006 15


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
WESTERN SADDLE, Fabtron
synthetic, 14", $275 or best
offer. (863)634-7318
WESTERN SADDLE, Fabtron
synthetic, 16", $275 or best
Offer. (863)634-7318



RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
48' cut, 18HP, runs good,
$550 or best offer
(863)634-4818
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
cut, 16 HP Briggs, runs
good, needs rear end, $150
(863)697-2032
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle


SOWS-(3) Chester Whites.
300lbs.,-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



FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044:
N.ofOKEE-2Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863t6 .-171 i 8 3I im.
3 0pufri, i.heTj I
vldp(@surfinthenet.net


Unfurnished Efficiency (In
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
incld'd. (863)357-3318


NEED TO RENT: 600-800 sq ft
for small Wood Working
Shop call Ken 863-467-4821
or 772-567-8531



COMMERCIAL STORAGE
BUILDING, 2,520 sq. ft., cor-
ner of Hwy 441 N & O10th 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. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $950
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
(863)763-6541
OKEE., LG. 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' canal front, new sea
wall, iki hut, fish cleaning sta-'
tlion, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new appl., Elec.,
A/C,$1450/mfio. 561-762-3309
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood, red hse. at corner of
36th & 24th, huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
tures @
www.lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768 Ext.0000
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.
Bring pets. $1200-$1300 mo.
1st, last & sec. 561-723-2226
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 nriegriti ri, oo, 1
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE- in town, 3br,
2ba, Ig yard, $800/mo, 1st &
last, Call (772)320-8547
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
.munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
SW OKEECHOBEE 2BR/2BA
90, S W 2nd Ave, WI,D rclI
$850.'mn + 1'i l s 1 & i .e(
,iep 1863)614-0512
TAYLOR CREEK- Greal sea-
, oiail renhijl Oi wiie JDr
2 ~tij, fully iurnifhed. on
Wi]e C3ra,il w'Ijke 3CCeS3
boal noue w/deck Reni
Iroii ie'.-April rinly. $1800
per me pjaS all
1561i,09-2910 ur
loy,,m 5.ni';' BellliOurn nel


TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
D/W 3Br/2Ba M/H w/lake 0.
access. Furn. incl. boat house,
hottub, outdoor shwr, xtra Ig.
family room overlooks canal.
$1500/mo. 561-308-7262
TREASURE ISLAND RENTAL
4 BR, 2 Ba., CBS House
on the Water. Newly renovated
Lease & ref. req.$1425 mo.
+ $1925 sec. dep.
Please call 863-467-1788 or
863-634-9119



NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


Real Estate



Business Places -.
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 110
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 11020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 10BO




REMODELED: 1 BR/1 BA
1 Stor Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apts. $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
heyfay@yahoo.com



GREAT FOR COMMUTERS!
3BR/2BA CBS w/office. Locat-
ed near Evergiadcesi Eimef-.
lary. Buil rn 2003. Lg 1jundry
room. lois of slorage/closeis
20.JO carporVwoiksnop, encd.
on concrete slab detached
'rom house. 10x20 covered
3acd porcn, well & .water sys-
'em. Large Ibl for area Priced
:., Sell" Call 863-634-9630


NICE 2BR/2BA manufactured
home. Newly renovated. All
appl's. New metal roof, car-
port, laundry rm./storage.
$85K, cash. 352-597-0484
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA
1,960 sq. ft., on 2/3 acre, new
roof, ceramic tile throughout,
nice landscaping, asking under
appraised value, $257,000.
Lazy 7 Area (863)634-4457
REDUCED 5 ACRES WITH
3/2 Mobile. Now $187K. AHS
Home warranty. Call Lauren
Gilbert, All Florida Realty @
772-834-5474



LOCAL OKEE. RESIDENT
Wanting to purch. yry. Hunt-
ing Lease. Willing to work
land & maint. Willing to pay
$2000.-$4000. per season.
Call Roy 863-467-8487
MIDDLE GEORGIA
Deer, turkey, wild boar, fish-
ing. Prices start at $200K.
888-486-8386


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



LAKE WHALES 1/2 acre lot
on pond. $49,900. Financ-
ing w/$5,900 dn. $354/mth.
Walk On Water Estates ramp
access. 800-506-7182.


Mobile Homes
1 1 1


BHR W/Fl- 3/2 Doublewide
$800mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031



2Bd/1Ba
1 block from
Rim Canal at
J&S Estates
$850/Mo.
First, last & security.
863-634-7622
OKEE. 2br, 1/2 ac landscape
lot, Lg. screen porch, CBS
Util,/rm. Quiteadult at rea on a
dead street. Off Hwy 70 E.
$850. mo. + 1st, Last &
sec. Includes I.wrn service.
(863)467-7415
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
'$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.


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. rm
(20x42) washed, 2yr. old vinyl win-
dows w/screens, 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 To Appreciatell
Serious Inquiries O lvi $40,000.
311SE33ardTonT.OtLil,
Okeechobee
863467-7050 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
TREASURE ISLAND
(2 M/H's for sale. 1 3BR/2BA,
concrete dock. 1 2BR/2BA.
Both Good cond. Seawalls,
Lake access. Quiet area. 3BR
$159K, 2BR $149K.
561-743-4331
WHISPER CREEK- 55+, fully
furn, '84, 34" Prowler,
w/10x20 carpeted Fla Room,
side by side Refrig., W/D,
split bath, newly painted
alum awnings, covered side
porch and back patio, 6x8
Shed, asking $21,500
(863)675-6627






Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet S1dis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesiATVs 3035



AIRBOAT-13'"BIG 0"'99
220 groundpower mtr., grass
rake, cage, new wood prop.
W/Trlr. $6500.772-263-2269
Bass Tracker ProTeam 190TX
Spec. Ed., '06, all welded
const., 90hp Merc. Optimax,
$16,200. (863)763-6854
BAYRUNNER '92, 100hp Mer-
cury. $2000 (863)697-9806
BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14',
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
$600/best offer.
(772)597-0650
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
$2500 (863)902-0477
COBIA, 20'7", nr, motoi, rmagki
tilt trailer, $1000 or best of-
fer.'(863)677-0025
LOWE PONTOON 24' xtra Ig.
pontoons, new deck, carpet &
seats. Full encl. w/bath, new
trir., 90hp Honda 4 stroke.
$7200. 863-763-2634 Bob


OUTBOARD MOTOR, 115hp,
runs great, $800 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5725


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '76,
Limited Edition pull camper,
exc. cond., $7500 or best
offer. (863)467-9234
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
warranty. $750
(239)297-4006.


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


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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



GO CART- Runs, Pull start, 2
seater. $300.
(863)634-9153
RED FOUR WHEELER '06-
110/standard, ridden twice,
$800 (863)673-2889
SWAMP BUGGY- Custom
built, runs good, elec start,
hi-low range, call for details
$1500 (863)697-2032
VW SANDRAIL- 1600cc, 2
sweater, In great shape.
$2500 or trade for a 4
Wheeler 19541520-6707


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 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)675-7105
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


GAS CLUB CAR '95
Reconditioned. $1695,
863-675-1472
Yamaha '05, $3500
(863)763-7815 1.


CHEVY WAGON '82 Good
motor for parts. $150 or best
offer. 863-467-9046 -
FORD MOTOR '98 5.4 L,
good running condition,
complete w/wiring harness.
$900.863-634-5289'
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
SPARE TIRE.HOLD.ER, For
pickup bed, brand new. $1.5
(863)763-0625x
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100.863-517-2077
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 24"
fiberglass box, A/C, Runs,
Good condition. $2500.
(561)902-7715
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 (863)697-9806
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
DANA 70 FRONT & REAR
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
$1100 (863)824-0505
(561)719-3641
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 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 spd., 30+mpg, does not
smoke, 1 owner 18 yrs. 2
spares. $675. 863-697-2882
TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr.Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787


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


CARGO TRAILER'07
6x12, tandem axle, brand new.
$2500. 863-634-3328
DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
(2391633-7173
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, pullout ramps
$530 (863)635-0079
OPEN TRAILER-'07 -
6x12. Tandem axle, 3'sides,
brand new. $150.0..
863-634-3328 -


DODGE UTILITY VAN '95-
54K, 1 owner, good condi-
tion, $1500 (863)983-4743


CHEVY CONVERSION VAN-
'85, New tires, Runs good,
A/C, Frig. $1100.
(863)697-1493
CHEVY VAN '00, Express Car-
o, excellent condition.
5500 (863)357-0037
email looskin(aol.com
DODGE CUSTOM '85 Runs
good. $700.239-462-7722
FORD CLUB WAGON '98
Stood cond., runs good.
3200 Firm. 863-697-6473
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
FORD WINDSTAR'94
new tires, alarm, keyless entry,
needs crank kit. $600 or best
offer. 863-634-4306
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER '96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500 Neg. 863-763-3190


Public Notices



Public Noticd 5005
State Public F
Legal Notice 5500


PublicNotice 5
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through Rural Development, formerly
Farmers Home Administration (FmHA),
United States Department of Agricul-
ture (USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 2004CA71
JERRY L. GOGGANS, JR; OKEECHOBEE
CLERK OF COURT; CHRYSLER
FINANCIAL COMPANY LLC; STATE
FARM INSURANCE COMPANY
Defendants.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant o a
Summary Judgment entered In the
above entitled cause In the Circuit
Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I
will sell the property located in Okee-
chobee County, Florida, being specifi-
cally described as follows:
The East 47.74 feet of Lot 8 and the
West 75.81 feet of Lot 9, Block 8,.ODIX-
IE RANCH ACRES, according to the
plat thereof as recorded In Plat Book 3,
Page 35, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash at the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeecho-
bee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd
day of October, 2006:
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
f you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate In this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Court Administrator, Peggy Ward,
2000 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL
32960 (5611 770-5185 Ext. 183 or
call TDO 18009558771, within 2
working days of your receipt of this
document, if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
DDfted8/23/2006. .
- SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
S' By:/sUndaF.Young
158436 ON 9/9,16/065

Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
vou looked for it?


Community Event


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. Cof-
fee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be provided during the
awards presentations. For information on sponsorships and team
sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at (8631 824-
2702. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Okeechobee.

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 break-
fast will be served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.

Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale


Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Iain Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations
toqjoin us in making this a safe Halloween Okeechobee Main Street in
conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee
City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-
sioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are
offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Hal-
loween 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.,

DallasBrass 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.


Healthy Start Coaliti:on i% %ill hold a yard sale on Wednesda*, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1- p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-. Church hosting new adult class
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, 9:30 a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult
car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the class will be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releasing
yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the a person's potential and is essential for physical and emotional health.
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877. For information, call (863) 763-3736.


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

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

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

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering 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.


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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.


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