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The City of Okeechobee's
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustment and Appeals
meeting was advertised to be
in session on Thursday, Sept.
28. However, the corrected
date for the meeting is Thurs-
day, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.
, The meeting will be held in
the city council chambers in
city hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.
is telephone scam
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by area
residents that a group called
Florida EMTs & Paramedics is
soliciting money over the tele-
This is not a local organiza-
tion, and could possibly be
based in Canada.
Callers are asking for dona-
tions supposedly to be. used
for training and equipment.
If contacted b1 the group,
do not donate money
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-
"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 in% ol% ed in soliciting
these types of contributions,"
said Sam Smith, provost of
IRCC's Dixon Hendry Cam-
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Fort Drum murder trial starts
By Katrina Elsken
An Okeechobee County jury
heard opening arguments Tues-
day in the trial of Julius Hatcher,
26, accused of first degree mur-
der and attempted first degree
murder in the June 27, 2000,
shootings of Fort Drum residents
Evelyn Jean Nutter and Ronzie
In the very early morning
hours of June 27, 2000, armed
men entered the couple's seclud-
ed home. Mr. Cummings and Ms.
Nutter were bound with duct,
tape and had plastic bags
secured over their heads before
each was shot in the head. Ms.
Nutter died at the scene. Mr.
Cummings survived. When the
intruders left, he was able to fi ',-e
himself and call for help.
'In his opening statement,'
Assistant State Attorney Rick Sey-
mour told the jury that testimony
will show that Hatcher took a;
gun, put it to Ms. Nutter's head
and shot her, causing her death.
He said Hatcher also shot Mr.
Cummings in the head, but Cum-
SMark Har- ,
was put in a
posi tion cr
where no Julius
one would Hatcher
.waht to be.
Mr. Harllee said the case starts
11 el before June 27, 2006.
"It starts with Neil Salazar
building up a drug ring in the
Miami area," he said.
He said there are many play-
ers in the story, including Fred
Cummings who was related to
both Hatcher and Ronzie Cum-
mings; and Shirleen Baker, who,
drove Salazar and Hatcher to Fort
Drum on the night of the murder.
"Neil Salazar had a pretty
good drug ring going. He had an
import/export business to
Trinidad. He would send down
machine parts, and there would
be cash inside the machinery,"
Drugs would come back to be
distributed in Miami, he contin-
On June 26, 2000, .Julius
Hatcher carmr: over to the house
\\-e hi Fred Cummings was stay-
"Fi ed Cummings wasn't there
but Neil Salazar was," said Mr.
Harllee. "He took Julius upstairs
and duct taped him and made
See Trial-Page 2
Members and directors of
the Okeechobee Historical Soci-
ety gathered Monday afternoon
for their first meeting of the falP
season and to celebrate the pay-
ing off of a $20,000 loan with
Riverside National Bank. The
money had been borrowed last
year to pay for the new printing
of the book "Strolling Down
Country Roads" by Twila Valen-
tine and Betty Chandler
"Strolling Do0'n CountrN
Roads" is a hard-co'er book
that tells the history of Okee-
chobee in pictures and words. It
was originally published in 1993
by Donning Co. of Virginia
Beach, Va. The book was so
successful that it sold out of its
first printing. Due to the many
requests for the book, the His-
torical Society had 1,500
The Historical Society raised
the money to pay off the five-
year mortgage in one year
through the sale of these very
popular books. The books are
currently on sale at the Okee-
chobee' Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 South Parrott
Avenue-(863) 763-6464; the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
1850 Hwy. 98 N-(863) 763-4344
and Main Street, 111 N.E. Sec-
Okeechobee Historical society Treasurer Sonara ilis
(left) struck the match to burn the $20,000 mortgage held
by President Betty Williamson.
ond Avenue-(863) 357-6246. :
All proceeds from the sale of
the book will go to the Okee-
chobee Historical Society. This
organization has provided two
scholarships to students at
Okeechobee High School (one
for a boy and one for a girl) for
the past five years.
As part of the celebration
members watched as' Sondra
Sills, treasurer and Betty
Williamson, president symboli-
cally burned the mortgage on
the Society's property.
The Okeechobee Historical
Society is open to the public on
Thursday from 9 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. or by appointment.
They meet on the third Monday
of each month at noon for a
covered dish luncheon fol-
lowed by a business meeting.
The public is invited to attend a
meeting and to join the Society.
There is a $10 fee to join.
By Eric Kopp
A ne\\ state program could
hae both businesses and indi-
viduals taking a second to think
before they sell or give an
underage person alcohol.
\With the Identifying Con-
tributors to Alcohol Related
Events ICARED program now
in place, the state can take over
acdrnnistrdti'el\ in some cases
ir,,:linnig underage drinking
and aciuall\ pill or suspend a
business' liquor license "; .
Th e state's Division of Alco-
holic Be .erages and Tobacco
(ABTi, Bureau of Law Enforce-
, meant will now get involved in
cases involving one or more
iatalities due to an alcohol-
event, such .
as a car
The ABT .
ment in their
tion. The sheriff
state will Sh elM
handle the au May
tive portion of the case, such as
pulling a liquor license. ABT
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Big red bus
Two large red buses from the Florida Blood Centers were lined up on N.W. Second
Street last week to accept blood donations.
On sai i "Strolling Down Country Roads"
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members and directors of the Okeechobee Historical Society gathered to see the new
printing of "Stroling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler
Historical Society pays off loan
By Lorna Jablonski
ABT to help
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can also pursue criminal charges
against those responsible for pro-
viding or allowing access to alco-
' Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May said the state will only
step in when there is a fatality and
when they are asked to help out.
"I guarantee you we will call
them,' rr he said. "This will be
He said the program went into
effect.locally when he was noti-
fied by the state on Aug. 14.
The sheriff said the ABT will
work hand-in-hand with a local
agency when asked.
"Either department could do
the investigation," said Sheriff
May. "They will send investigators
to help investigate where the alco-
hol came from."
Sheriff May alluded to a recent
case in another county where an
ABT investigation led to the arrest
of a bartender and two waitresses
following the death of a juvenile.
They had reportedly served the
The sheriff went on to say that
ABT will also get involved if there
is a fatality due to underage drink-
ing during a party held at some-
one's home, which, could also
lead to the prosecution of adults
who allowed the juvenile to con-
"If there are underage people
there and you know it, yet you
serve them or let them drink, then
you're liable," said Sheriff May.
"You have a duty to stop them at
your home if they're underage."
He went on to say this includes
all alcohol whether it is wine,
beer or liquor.
OCSO Major Noel Stephen
said the ABT also gets involved
when juveniles are used to buy
alcohol from such businesses as
"Our documentation goes to
them when we do our undercov-
er buys about illegal alcohol
sales," said Maj. Stephen. "They
(ABT) will then follow up on it."
Under state statutes it is
against the law to sell, give or
serve alcoholic beverages to per-
sons under the age of 21. It is also
against the law for a person to
have a social gathering at a resi-
dence in which he/she knows a
person under the age of 21 is pos-
sessing or consuming alcohol or
ABT recently began imple-
mentation of the program in part-
nership with the Florida Highway
Patrol. One case has already been
successfully traced and an addi-
tional five cases are under investi-
gation, stated a press release
Department of Business and Pro-
fessional Regulations, of which
the BAT is a division.
On page 1 of'the Monday, Sept. 18, issue of the Okeechobee
News under the headline of "16 cases on tap for code board" it was
stated that Elaine Murphy was charged by Code Enforcement Officer
Beth Albert with washing cattle trucks in an agriculture zoning dis-
trict on N.W. 294th Street. Instead of charged, it should have said that
she was cited. We apologize for any confusion this may have
Foley's aide holds local hours
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R-16th District) will be in room 106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Ms. Decker will also be available by phone at (863) 763-6441.
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.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
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
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.
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Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. 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 new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will.be held each Sunday at 9:30
a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult class will
betaught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releasing a person's
potential and is essential for physical and emotional health. For informa-
ti6n, 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 internet
connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or (863) 610-9192
and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer, please leave a mes-
sage. The donation is tax deductible.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth Ave.
For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift. This
adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You must
attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion..No child care will
be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with the
event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would like to be
a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or
Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Fourth graders are
busy at Central
Mr. Goff's class is working
hard this year tackling math
skills. We have already covered
place value, estimating, compar-
ing numbers and rounding.
Soon we will
S our which is on
algebra. In social
1- enjoyed learn-
ing about the
Floridian Indian tribes. We espe-
cially liked learning about the
Calusa and Tequesta tribes. In
writing we are working hard on
expository writings. We are tak-
ing our time and webbing and
planning on what we will write.
We are making sure we edit our
work when we are done so we
can get the best possible score.
In science we enjoyed learning
about classification. We know
why it is important for all scien-
tists to use the same classifica-
tion systems. We are enjoying
'learning about the three differ-
ent states of matter now.
Ms. Mateo's reading class is
having a great start. We are cur-
rently reading a story about how
being alone is no fun. Congratu-
lations to the students that have
earned 20 steps in 100 book
challenge. Read on!!!
Ms. Mateo's homeroom is
-about to start a chapter about
graphs in their math class. They
Share also having a great start.
, The fourth graders are busy at
,Central. Students began with a
base line expository writing
about the jobs they have at
home and now in the class-
rooms the students are working
-at rewriting that expository or
one very similar. Writing is a big
deal in fourth grade. The stu-
dents will practice their writing
skills and learn new ways to
make their writing more interest-
ing! Students in the fourth grade
will take the state assessment in
writing in February. Last year,
the students 'enjoyed a RAP
video made by the teachers. It
was an incentive to do their best.
When they did, the rappers
came back to perform. I wonderr
if they will return this year.
Albert James Parker, Jr., age
S78, died Sept. 18, 2006, at the
Hamrick House, Hospice of
He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in
,New York to Albert and Dorothy
Parker and had been a resident
of Okeechobee for the past 20
years. Mr. Parker loved working
,,on golf carts and was a member
of the American Legion and the
He is survived by: his loving
wife of 32 years, Susan Parker of
Okeechobee; son, Danny Parker
of Greenwich, N.Y.; daughters,
Lynn Parker of Key West, Cheryl
Abrohanson of Alachua and
Eileen Kolar of Hoosick Falls,
-N.Y. In addition, he is survived by
his brothers, Ernest Parker of
Yuma, Arizi. and Paul Parker of
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
Memorial contributions can
be made in Mr. Parker's name to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
A directory of websites for local
government, teams, organiza-
tions & columnists.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
In math the fourth graders
will be assessing their knowl-
edge of their multiplication facts.
After-school tutoring will be
available shortly. Your child
should have their multiplication
tables memorized by Oct. 15.
How is your child doing? And,
finally, don't forget about Freaky
Friday. Parents, you were given
an incentive letter. We need each
child's letter returned so we
know you understand the crite-
ria for attending. Our first Freaky
Friday is Sept. 29th! Good behav-
iors and work habits are the key
In room 204 and 205, you will
hear the pitter patter of students
working very hard at writing
numbers in the hundred thou-
sands as well as the millions.
Students are also working at
adding and subtracting whole
numbers. Mrs. Ramirez has been
working very hard in reviewing
our Spanish and students are
working every day at strengthen-
ing their Spanish speaking skills.
Taylor Trent, Sebastian Fulleda,
Daron 'Jones, and Tristan Her-
nandez-Wall are very quick at
writing down their numbers. In
science, the plants have been the
topic of discussion and our Flori-
da state symbols have eaten up
our social studies time. We also
studied the artist Van Gogh.
Happy belated birthday to:
Daniel 'Nunez, Elizabeth
Solorzano and Maria Jimenez.
Happy Birthday to: Osslemy
Gomez Kimberley Hernandez,
April Floyd, and Tatiana Guer-
rero. The recent Students of the
Week in room 204 have been
Daron Jones, Aalia Murphy,
Devin Rucks, and Nikki Kieffer.
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Vote for your favorite lunch
Central Elementary along with
the hungry Panther Cafe will be
having an election campaign. It will
be through Oct. 13. Five candidates
will campaign for their favorite
Pete Pizza, Rocco
--Taco and Sally
Oct. 2-6, the
students and staffs are
inviting all parents, grandparents
and friends to join them for a
Nationwide Event and would love
to have your vote count for them.
The students will be working hard
to make this event, which will
include displays, drawing, speech-
es, daily menus planned by each
candidate, decorations of all kinds,
a special guest and much more,
happen. Please join us for this spe-
cial event and show your support.
How does this work? Join the Hun-
gry Panther Cafe at Central due
Oct. 2-6. Simply come in and pur-
chase one of our delicious meals
planned and served by our candi-
dates and receive a ballot with that
purchase. You can join our stu-
dents for lunch as you complete
your ballot then just drop it in our
ballot box marked with your
favorite school lunch and you're all
set. This would mean a lot to all our
Central students and staff, so
please mark your calendar and
plan to join us.
Show your support online by
logging on to www.VoteForSchool-
Lunch.org between now and Oct.
6 and vote in the nationwide event.
Results will be announced during
the week of Oct. 9-13.
Thanks .so much and we hope
to see you there.
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Meeting was advertised to be in
session on Thursday, September
28, 2006. The corrected date for
September 21, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
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OPINION The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 20, 2006
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
TRAIL RIDE: I was very pleased to see the photos of the 4-H trail ride
in the Monday paper. It's nice to see kids getting out and having fun,
enjoying the beautiful South Florida environment. I was especially
pleased to see that all of the children were wearing riding helmets. As
Okeechobee becomes more and more of an equestrian community, it is
important that everyone understands the dangers involved in horseback
riding. Even avery gentle horse can spook, and even if the horse is calm,
a rider can make a mistake and fall off.
SPIDER RIGS: I read with interest the article "Help FWC find what's
best for your area." I like the idea of contacting the general public con-
cerning changes in the rules and regulations rather than relying on input
from commercial fishermen, bait and tackle dealers, guides and tourna-
ment bass fishermen. I would like to make a suggestion. Since not near-
ly every fisherman owns or can operate a computer, have a question-
naire developed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) and send copies to every license holder in Florida.
Copies of such could also be printed in the local papers. With FWC's
staff of technicians, public relations personnel, wildlife officer and such
they could come up with questions the average fisherman would over-
look. I definitely think spider rigs should be outlawed. Three poles per
fisherman should be the limit. Let's be fair and give the trophy bass fish-
ermen equal consideration along with the bream and catfish fishermen.
THINK OF THEM: In response to pulling our troop out of Iraq: count
your blessings and the next time when the other car cuts you off and you
must hit the brakes; or you have to park a little further from the store
than you want to be; or you're served slightly warm food at the restau-
rant; or you're sitting and cursing the traffic in front of you; or, the show-
er runs out of hot water. Think of them protecting your freedom.
BORED: I can imagine how you would be confused and even a little
shocked that my son was bored. Obviously, he wasn't in the same dan-
gerous place your nephew was. He only had to fly them in and then get
them out of those dangerous places. He had 24-hour internet access.
The phone was only a mile walk for him. Wearing flip flops in the show-
er was a habit soon learned and not easily forgotten. Oh yes, he was able
to take a shower occasionally. He told me he has the best body armor
money can buy. I didn't buy it and Senator Nelson didn't buy it the
military did. That doesn't really give me a warm fuzzy feeling. I guess he
was safer walking to the shower.
SUNSHINE: There are other soldiers I have adopted at the same air
base and I get the same answer when I ask them what they need: "I'll
ask around and let you know but for now, we're fine." I can't insist that
they tell me what they need. I send packages anyway just to let them
know they aren't forgotten. Anything from the states is a little bit of sun-
SHAME: It's a shame those soldiers find it too dangerous to wash
their socks. I want it over. I don't want my son to go back. Everything you
say is true about a civil war. It's not our place to be in the middle of it. I
shouldn't lose my son and neither should you.
AFGHANISTAN: I also don't want my son to go to Afghanistan, but
he is. Should we pull out of there, too? Probably, but we can justify being
there. I wish I could write the Army a note and excuse him from going.
PACKAGES: I am confused that someone would say there son was
bored in Iraq? My nephew was in the Special Forces and we sent pack-
ages every %\eek baby wipes, sun glasses, cookies, prayer cards and
books. Most family members had to send gear that the service could not'
SOCKS: Socks tons of them and no way to wash them with all that
dirt and dust. Medication for blisters on their feet just about every-
thing we could, we sent, and did it with pleasure. Soap, hair products,
writing materials I could go on and on.
PROVISIONS: While my son is in the service he is stateside on a ship
that provides protection to the Navy. I send him all kinds of stuff that he
does not have access to nor does the service have the funds to provide to
BRING THEM HOME: This is not about Bush this is about a war
that is so out-of-hand that we need to bring our boys and girls home.
BASIC GOODS: I can't believe you are saying that the troops have
enough of everything. I personally send weekly packages to soldiers
who live a very dangerous hour drive to the nearest PX. They ask me to
send them basic stuff like snacks and deodorant, socks and underwear
so they don't have to take the chance of getting killed trying to get these:
things for themselves.
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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.R
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.
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
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle 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. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
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 Okeechobeewill 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
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.,
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. "i.
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 tor an ill family member is wel-
come. The grbup is facilitated by'social workers and provides an oppor-'
tunity for caregivers to give orYe'nother support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion.
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 LInda
.Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
TopsTlake off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible'approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
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.
A.A. meets 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. Tnird St. Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. atthe United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will
be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment commit-
tee will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from noon until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W
Second Ave. For information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064,
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
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 invit-
ed. The conference comes highly recommended from Josh
McDowell, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many oth-
ers. Come learn about worldview. For information, call Debi at
(863) 634-3525; or, visit www.worldviewweekend.com.
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.
Gangs will be talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept.
23, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests will be
Sergeant J.T. Wills, Deputy Barry Boger and Deputy Kevin Pfeifer,
from the School Resource Unit of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's
Office. The topic of the show will be gangs. For information, contact
Sgt. J.T. Wills at (772) 462-3357; or, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office School Resource Unit.
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
Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will hold
an open house Sunday, Sept. 24. Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30
a.m. contemporary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child care is provided.
For information, contact the church office at (863) 763-4021.
OHS yearbooks to go on sale
Okeechobee High School Yearbooks will be on sale Sept. 25
through Sept. 29 during first and second lunch. The cost of the year-
book is $35. If you buy now, you save $ 10 and will be admitted to the
Yearbook Jam in May when the books arrive. Please make checks
payable to OHS.
Ministerial group sponsoring prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk for area schools on Tuesday nights in the month of September.
Everyone is invited to come out at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday to walk
around the various campuses and pray for our students, teachers
and administrators. The Citizens Observation Patrol will provide
security and traffic control. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the walk will be
held at Okeechobee High School 2800 U. S. 441 N., and Everglades
Elementary School, 3725 S.E. Eighth St. For information, call (863)
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 con-
ference 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.
Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W Second Ave. For information, contact Val Marone at (863) 462-
0040. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. .
Cowboys for Christ plan event
Cowboys for Christ, located off S.R. 731:and Club House Road in
Venus, will meet Thursday,' Sep. 28, at 6 p.m., Food and fellowship
time begins at 7 p.m.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Memory
Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let
Me Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad
- The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec, 14, "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the
library board room, 206 S.W 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Donated baby items needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations of
new baby items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby Shower
to be held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or donating may
call (863) 462-5877.
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 purchase. This event is free
and all volunteers with receive a free barbecue 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.
Farm Bureau plans Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual mem-
bership Meeting/Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Quail Creek Plan-
tation on S.R. 68 E. starting at 4p.m. Dinner will be from 4:30 until 6
p.m. The facility will remain open until 7 p.m. for everyone to enjoy.
There will be music, games, Bounce House for the kids, sporting
clays, golf cart rides and entertainment for all ages. Members are
being asked to bring'a covered dish, salad, vegetable or a dessert.
Meat and drinks will be provided by the Okeechobee County farm
Bureau. To RSVP by Oct. 2, contact Charlene or Lisa at the Farm
Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.
Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Monday, Oct. 2, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information call Ken Kenwor-
thyat (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, ot Val Maroneat (863) 462-0040.
Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet Monday,
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 eligible to be nomi-
nated for the following the positions of president, vice president, sec-
retary and treasurer. For information, call Marion Davis at (863) 763-
GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a per-
sonal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which will
include courtroom observation pd independent study. For informa-
tion, call (772)785-5804.
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Okeechobee angler places in Bass Buster Tourney
Fifty anglers took to the water
of Lake Okeechobee at Clewiston
on Saturday, Sept. 16 to take part
in the Bass Busters Silver Division
First place overall and first
place big bass went to the team of
Mike Surman and Jack Marshall
of Boca Raton with a total weight
of 22.22 lbs. and a big fish weight
of 6.99 lbs.
Second place went to the team
of Williams and Williams of Ft.
Myers for their total catch of 15.12
The second big bass was
caught by Dave Aumend of
Clewiston. It weighed in at 5.27
Third place over went to the
team of Mark Brown and Barry
Scott of Arcadia with a 12.28 lb.
John Burke and Jimmie Burke
of Ft. Lauderdale took fourth
place with 10.17 lbs.
Thirty-eight anglers participat-
ed in the Bass Busters Gold Divi-
sion tournament on Sunday, Sept.
First place went to the team of
Doug Harris and Dave Turner of
Delray with a total weight of 16.15
Second place overall and sec-
ond place big bass honors went
to the team of Jessie Allen and
Tennessee of Clewiston and
Okeechobee, respectively. They
brought 15.84 lbs. to the scale for
the win. Their 5.87 lb. bass took
the big bass honors for the day.
Third place overall and the first
place big bass award went to the
team of Allen Walls and Andy
Matusevich of Boca Raton. They
had 14 lbs. of fish in their bag
including one that weighed in at
7.12 lbs. to take big bass honors.
The team of Phil Blackwell and
Tim Loftis of Clewiston took
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will be held Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. at
the men's softball field on N.W
Cash prizes will be awarded to
the first and second place teams.
The time has not been
The entry fee is $225 per team.
For information and registra-
tion, call Sandy at (863) 634-4496
or George at (863) 634-7657.
0HS golf team
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
T's as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
OHS rodeo team
The Florida High School
Rodeo Association (FHSRA) and
the Okeechobee High School
Rodeo Team are getting ready to
kick off a new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport,
contact Darlene Bass at (863)
634-5815 or go to the FHSRA
website at www.fhsra.home-
stead.com and then go to the
membership page and download
your forms. yu
The first rodeo of the season
will take place in Kissimmee on
Sept. 9 and 10.
The Pop Warner football pro-
gram is still accepting new play-
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 20,2006
Keith Goodbread and Brandi
Joiner of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
son, Conner Alan Goodbread. He
was born June 14, 2006, at Mar-
tin Memorial Hospital in Stuart.
He weighed 6 lbs., 14 ozs. and
was 20 inches long. Conner was
welcomed home by his big
brother Caleb; uncles Mark and
Brad; and, aunts, Sarah and
Maternal grandmother is
Tammie Lee of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
George Goodbread and Jack and
Joy Kidwell of Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Jane
Stephens of Port Saint Lucie and
Holland and Jennie Lee of Lake
JoLee Rae Hill
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the birth of their daughter, JoLee
Rae Hill. JoLee was born Aug. 16,
2006, at Lawnwood Regional in
Fort Pierce. She weighed 7 lbs., 14
ozs. and was 20.5 inches long.
JoLee was welcomed home
by her sisters, Brianna and Lexi.
Maternal grandparents are
Fritz and Sharon Brewer of Okee-
Paternal grandparents are Billy
and Bev Hill of Winnie, Texas and
Bootsie Johnson of Ashford, Ala.
Great-grandparents are Ivan and
Betty Hill of Okeechobee and the
late Richard and Louise Robinson.
Juan and Carmen Casares of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Diontayye Juan Casares. He was
born Sept. 6, 2006, at Saint Lucie
Medical Center in Port Saint Lucie.
He weighed 9 lbs. and was 20.5
Diontayye was welcomed
home by his sister, Danesa.
Maternal grandparents are Juan
and Rose Gomez of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Angie
and Chon Lopez of Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Felix
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Spotlight on Okeechobee
It's amazing what can take
place when a community comes
together with a passion and a pur-
pose to help those in need.
Local Christian radio, Reach FM
90.5, kicked-off the vision through
their annual Labor Day Give-Away,
an event designed to rally the com-
munity to help a local charity gain
recognition and support.
Due to some extensive damage
suffered from last year's hurricane,
Reach FM chose Lighthouse
Refuge to be the recipient of bless-
ing. A non-profit ministry dedicat-
ed to serving abused and homeless
women. Lighthouse Refuge is run
by Donna Dean who chose to
open her home and her heart to
assist women in their greatest time
of need. Women not only find shel-
ter and refuge in her home, they
find love and a new start in life.
To raise support for Lighthouse
Refuge, Reach FM partnered with
20 local businesses Pritchard's
and Associates, The UPS Store,
First Baptist Church of Okee-
chobee, More 2 Life Ministries,
Nature's Pantry, Superior Water
Works, Wolfgang Jewelers, State
Farm, Berger Insurance, Farm
Bureau Insurance, Shine & Glow
Custom Polishing, Morton Agricul-
tural Construction, Staffordls
Salon, Badcock & More, Sears,
Believer's Fellowship, Mid-Florida
Hardware, W & W Lumber, RJ
Gators and Beef O'Brady's.
Each business donated a mini-
mum of $100 and provided a col-
lection bin for Lighthouse Refuge
during the month of August. The
businesses served as drop-off cen-
ters for anyone who wanted to
contribute, while Reach FM donat-
ed airtime to promote the event.
Thanks to the giving spirit of the
sponsors and the Okeechobee
community, the results of the
Labor Day Give-Away were signifi-
cant. The community generously
donated food, women's personal
items, clothing, shoes and more.
Reach FM chose to honor the com-
munity by giving away an all inclu-
sive weekend getaway to Orlando
that included tickets to the Holy
And though it wasn't the
"extreme makeover" show, Reach
FM staff along with some local vol-
unteers rolled up their sleeves and
got dirty as they pressured washed,
put in a new wood floor, laid a
stone walkway and did a full land-
scape makeover for the Lighthouse
Despite sunburn and tired bod-
ies, hearts were smiling because
there's no greater joy than a com-
munity coming together to serve
those in need.
Reach FM would like to thank
all those who donated and helped
make the Labor Day Give-Away a
Communities in Schools and
the Police Athletic League
Submitted to Okeechobee News
Gene Woods (left), John Abney (right) and David Hazellief (not pictured), cook barbeque
chicken and rib dinners for the annual Communities in Schools' golf tournament.
(CIS/PAL) of Okeechobee had their
seventh annual golf tournament on
Aug. 26, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club. Twent)-txto
teams showed theirsupport by
playing golf, participating in ralfles,
socializing and eating lunch.
Teams placed were: First place,
Max Sherry; ninth place, Waste
Services; and, next to 'last,
We would like to thank the fol-
lowing businesses for their contin-
ued support by sponsoring holes,
tees, teams and volunteering:
Abney & Abney Construction, Beef
O'Brady's, Ben Sims Life Insurance
& Investments, BTC Builders, Car-
Quest, Close Construction, Con-
tractors Association, Creech Con-
struction, D&A Sod, DeHays
Designs, Dominoes Pizza, Eddie
Lehman Auto Body, Fantasy Light-
ing, Gene Woods, Gerald Lefebrve,
The barbeque chicken and rib din-
ners were excellent. Your contin-
ued,support year after -ear is so
graciously\ appreciated. Rarael
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for donating the photos to all tlie
pla\ ers and CIS-Thank you Rafael.
CIS PAL hopes to see etervonie
again next year.
Hazellief and Prevatt, Hunters Den.
J & J Snacks, Jerry Bryant, John.
Abnev, Laura K. Sims, CPA, Light-
sev's. Locals, Marnin Wheirrll.
Maximum Tannings, McDonalds,
Metal Sales, Physical Therapy o l
Okeechobee, Prichards Insurance,
PublL\, Quality Tee's, Raulerson
Hospital, Real Life Children's
Ranch, Rinker Materials, RJ Gators,
Seacoast National Bank, Seminole
Design, Stark Masonry, Ted Kelch-
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Waste Management, Wendys,
Drive Thru. Volunteers: Jennifer
Lafferty, Rafael Pacheco, Lisa Bais-
ley, Noel Stephens, Kody
Stephens, Ronnie White, Lydia
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IRCC's lifelong learning program starts soon
FORT PIERCE Fall registra-
tion is now under way for the
inaugural session of the Lifelong
Learning Institute at Indian River
Community College (IRCC) with
offerings beginning this month at
every IRCC campus.
This new peer-led and peer-
directed initiative is designed as a
membership program for men
and women 50 years of age and
up. The 16 fall offerings are creat-
ed to provide an engaging envi-
ronment of learning without tests,
grades, college credit or long
Dubbed the new "health club
for the brain," members enjoy
learning simply for the joy of
learning.,For an annual fee of $25,
members have first opportunity to
register by phone or mail for life-
long learning offerings on any of
five IRCC campuses during three
sessions throughout the academ-
On the main campus in Fort
Pierce, members may choose
from four offerings this fall and
may join or register at any time to
suit their schedules.
Beginning Oct. 3, "20th Centu-
ry American Classics: A Book and
Film Review" will compare and
contrast four selected titles with
facilitator Dr. Jean Fielden. "A Tree
Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty
Smith will be discussed Oct. 3.
The remaining schedule is:
Oct. 24, members will review Sin-
clair Lewis' "Dodsworth"; Nov.
14, "Young Lions" by Irwin Shaw'
and on Dec. 5, Theodore Dreiser's
"An American Tragedy."
The group will meet in the
Kight Center for Emerging Tech-
nologies from l until 4 p.m. on
I selected Tuesday afternoons with
three-week intervals in between
allowing time for reading. Partici-
Spants may pick up the books on
loan from: the Miley Library at
IRCC's main' campus. The fee for
this offering is $48.
Beginning Oct. 5, join Dr.
Nancy Bredemeyer in Ageless
Spaces from I until 3 p.m. Thurs-
day afternoons through Oct. 26.
Participants will get the latest
industry information from the
National Homebuilders Associa-
tion's new Aging in Place pro-
gram. Dr. Bredemeyer is IRCC's
Interior Design Department Chair-
Sperson and a certified Aging in
SThe offering will provide par-
ticipants with tips and techniques
for home and interior modifica-
tions enabling people to live as
long, as possible in their own
The fee is $32.
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Boston University, Dr. Fielden will
offer suggestions to improve both
oral and written communica-
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book "Throw Me the Bottom
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The St': Lucie West Campus of
IRCC will offer three exciting top-
ics this session.
To learn more about finances
in retirement, join IRCC business
department chairman Frank Har-
ber Tuesday afternoons from 1
until,3 p.m. beginning Oct. 3 in
Participants will be encour-
aged to sharpen their pencils and
learn how to better manage cash
flow and savings in retirement,
effectively analyze investments
and stock portfolio and optimize
retirement and estate plans.
The group will meet at the St.
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ning Oct. 4.
Facilitator Mike Samale and
hosts Robert Schmidt, M.D., and
Patricia Schmidt, R.N., will exam-
ine Medicare Part D, cost and
compliance, generics versus
brands, the safety of mail order
medicine and medical terminolo-
gy with lifelong learners from 1
until 3 p.m. Wednesday through
Mr. Samale is the vice presi-
dent of the pharmacy division of
Liberty Medical Healthcare Group
and promises expert insight into
health issues facing retirees today.
The fee is $40 and the group
will meet in the Schreiber Confer-
ence Center at the St. Lucie West
Politics, Media and American
Culture runs for six sessions on
- Vero Beach
At the IRCC's Mueller Campus
in Vero Beach, lifelong learners
may choose from a variety of top-
ics including Eastern religions,
global affairs, current issues and
Dr. Joy Pyngolil will lead a jour-
ney through the religions and cul-
ture of his native India in Explo-
ration of Eastern Religions and
Culture beginning Oct. 26. This
four-week offering will meet in the
Richardson Center from 3 until
4:30 p.m. through Nov. 16. The fee
The first meeting for this offer-
ing is listed in error on the printed
schedule and begins Wednesday,
Dr. Paul Forage, a former mili-
tary analyst will encourage partici-
pants to examine the world situa-
tion in Global Affairs: A Weekly
Look at World Events beginning
Sept. 19 from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.
in the Richardson Center. Middle
East policy, global security, air-
power in recent conflicts and the
conduct of humanitarian opera-
tions will be discussed based on
the breaking news of the week.
The fee for the four Tuesday morn-
ings is $32.
Technology for our Generation
will offer beginners, as well as
intermediate and advanced level
computer users the opportunity to
receive hands-on instruction and
personalized attention in the after-
noon sessions beginning Tuesday,
Sept. 19, for beginners with Diane
MacGowan; Wednesday after-
noon for intermediate instruction
with Conrad "Connie" DeLetis;
and advanced instruction Thurs-
day afternoon with Bob Chrisp.
All technology offerings will be
held from 2 until 4 p.m. in the
Richardson Center computer lab.
Each student will be assigned their
own computer workstation and
for this reason the class size limit is
16. These offerings will continue
after the first four meetings if there
is interest. Interested persons can
add their name to a waiting list
should these offerings be filled.
The popular Vero Beach Distin-
guished Lecture Series continues
as part of the Lifelong Learning
Institute initiative with five lectures
beginning in December.
All seats are filled at this time.
However, interested persons can
add their name to the waiting list
by calling the institute to do so.
This offering is sold as a series only
with five lectures at $75.
Topics and lectures this season
include: Islam and its Impact-Past,
Present and Future; Election
Reform by the People & for the
People; The Future of America's
Space Program; Future Trends in
the Digitized World; and, The His-
tory of Terrorism.
At the Chastain Campus in Stu-
art, two offerings have been
designed for lifelong learners
beginning in November -
Today's Environmental Issues and
Pen Your Legacy.
Environmental journalist and
former news correspondent
Suzanne Eovaldi will lead partici-
pants beginning Wednesday, Nov.
1 in three morning meetings from
9:30 a.m. until noon.
Participants interested in learn-
ing more about local, state and
national environmental issues and
what they can do to get involved
will find this a hands-on and inter-
The group will meet at the
Wolf High Technology Center's
The fee for the offering is $48.
April Hicks will lead Pen Your
Legacy beginning Nov. 30 from
until 5 p.m. This three-part exer-
cise in penning the wisdom of
your life will provide participants
with the framework necessary to
record your ethics, morals and val-
Ms. Hicks, a Stuart attorney,
has led this workshop with men
and woman interested in com-
pleting their ethical will.
Consider joining the group as a
gift to yourself and maybe an
appropriate holiday gift for some-
one you love.
The offering meets Thursdays
Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.
The fee is $48.
Dixon Hendry Campus
At the Dixon Hendry Campus,
Broadway and Florida crime writ-
ers will be the topics for lifelong
learners beginning in October.
Familiar names and faces in Okee-
chobee will lead these two offer-
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lan Nairnsey will share the popu-
lar sounds of Cole Porter, George
Gershwin, Noel Coward and Irv-
ing Berlin in Afternoon Tea with
Broadway Composers beginning
Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 3 until 5 p.m.
A retired London attorney,
Nairnsey promises an authentic
English tea and first person
accounts of the Broadway music
The fee for this offering is $32
for the four afternoons. Refresh-
ments are complimentary.
IRCC English professors and
fellow Okeechobians April Van
Camp and Hank Raulerson, along
with colleague Dr. Roderick Hofer,
will delve into the minds of Florida
crime writers and why the Sun-
shine State serves as such an
effective setting. Whether you are
a reader or a writer or just enjoy a
good book, these three soon-to-
be published authors will lead you
in an enjoyable literary investiga-
Lifelong Learning Institute
members are welcome to partici-
pate at any campus and may regis-
ter at any time on or before the
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other fall session offerings, phone
the Lifelong Learning Institute toll-
free at 1-866-866-4722, ext. 7880,
or visit www.irccfoundation.org
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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 Coun-
try 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 sec-
ond-to-last place teams. A car will be awarded for a hole-in-one. Registra-
tion will take place from 7 until 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Lunch will be provided during the awards presentations. For information
on sponsorships and team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official
Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United Way of
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold a first aid class on Thursday, Oct.
26, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an 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 9
a.m. until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on Fri-
day, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship
opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the Hamrick
Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby items such as, furni-
ture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and anything
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to bene-
fit infants and pregnant women in the community. For information, call
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sat-
urday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is payable by
check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP
insurance to be eligible for the class. Check with your auto insurance
agent for your three-year discount after you have received your certificate
from the class. Contact Mrs. DJ. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information.
Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D., will
sponsor free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m.
until noon, at 301 N.E. 19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be served.
Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.
Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meeting will be
held Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Church of
the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th St. Lunch will be served. For
information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five brass
and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School gymnasi-
um on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a family of four for
only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the OHS Band to
Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee,
Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for Okeechobee school
employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.
Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a list of Okeechobee men and women who are on active duty
and currently serving in all branches of military service, National Guard
and Reserve units. Please call Post #64 at (863) 763-2950 and ask for
Commander Dan Fennell. Or, send a note listing the branch of service,
name, rank and unit number to: American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Sec-
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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
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 arid 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
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a proven life-changing program
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scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
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Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.
You are invited to .becorme- a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
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Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
:We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and. do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9-30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
2 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
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from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop,
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cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
Libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use-a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
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ABSOLUTE AUCTIONS: Selling
Florida September & Octo-
ber. Luxury Longboat Key
home/dock, Luxury Tuscana
home in Sarasota, Hidden
River home/airport hangar on
the airport, many more. Neal
VanDeRee Realtor www.van-
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NEXT AUCTION WILL BE
30th, 2006 @6:00 PM
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Located at Cypress Hut,
4701 Hwy. 441 SE,
Robert A. Dufresne
10% buyers premium
*LAND AUCTION* 200 Props
Must be Sold!
Low Down/E-Z Financing.
Free Catalog (800)937-1603
NRLL East, LLC Auction Bus.
License:AB2509, Mark Bul-
ziuk Auctioneer Li-
Johnston Auctioneer Li-
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CAMERA, In the park on Labor
CHIHUAHUA, vicinity of Eden
Park on Sept. 13th. Call to
identify. (239)657-8549 .
MOTHERS RING, VFW
Post#10539 Wed. Sept.
13th. Please call to identify.
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,
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i Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 9:00 a.m. ,
27535 Miller Rd.
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Brown patch over eye, blk.
spots on nose. Basswood. Re-
AKC RAT TERRIER young
male, 7 Ibs., very smart,
needs adult home w/fenced
yd. FREE. 863-675-4858
BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
BEAGLE, female, 8 yrs. old,
spayed, shots up to date,
friendly, to good home only.
CAT To good homes. 1 spayed
CATAHOULA MIX, all shots,
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
JACK RUSSELL- older female,
spayed, all shots, needs one
on one attention, does not
get along w/other animals
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. (863)610-2204
KITTENS- to good homes 7
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
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3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins'soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
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1646 Hwy. 441 North
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being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeecl ~gp, FLp4974
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
Big Cypress Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling'
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
$4,800 Training Salary
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Apply In Person:
Eddie Accardi Dodge Jeep Chrysler
4224 HWY 441; See Richard (357-0500 x130)
Big Cypress Reservation
Work with Family Services and Education
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Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.-
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'For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
S Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
($30,000 to start) &
(AM & PM)
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
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SOnly (800)344-9636 Ext.
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
sludenls, recent grads, re-
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Van, flalOed. Music be 21.
CRST Career Center.
DRIVERS for Central Florida'
Local- & National OTR posi-
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benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment.. Need 2
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Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
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EXP. TRACTOR DRIVER &
Must have transportation.
Full time/Part time, No late
nights, No early mornings.
Comfortable wtk environ-
ment. Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club. 863-763-6228
ask for Terry.
& DOZER OPERATORS
Must have experience on CAT
equipment. Excellent pay &
benefits. Reply to Box 1608,
C/O Okeechobee News, P.O.
Box 639, Okeechobee, FL
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The clasanfed ads
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher for 2 year olds. Call
operation West of Hobe Sound
seeks full time driver.
(CDL Class A Operator) -
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shoppe
105 NW 5th St.
MOBILE HOME PARK.
Full or PartTime
Buckhead Ridge Resort
.Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (800)483-4279
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
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Out Howl Call Today For
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Local construction company -
',Lpoking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
-have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
Local Construction Company
Looking to fill concrete
specialist positions. Experi-
ence in flat work, block lay-
ing, footers and reading
prints. Valid driver's license
LPN, RN, or RT? needed for
national respiratory company.
Ideal candidate must be
motivated and work well
with others. Paid mileage
Fax resume to 863-763-5191
or call Angel 863-763-7337
Part time & full time.
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more hometime!
$.48/mi. 1 year experience.
more! Home weekends! Run
our Florida region! Heartland
NURSING CARE WITH A HEART
Treasure Coast Hospices Big Lake Branch
is growing We are seeking an RN to join our
compassionate & caring team.
Please contact Fran Priddy, HR
H 0 S P IC E S
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POLICE OFFICERS: Earn up to
$20,000 bonus. Train to pro-
tect your fellow Soldiers and
be a leader in the Army Na-
tional Guard. 1-800-GO-
POOL CAGE INSTALLER
& SCREEN ROOM INSTALLER.
Exp Only. Top Pay. Apply in'
person 3t 92. SW Pjrk St
rie uPS Slioin,. inaiduiry
leader in business and
shipping services has an
excellent opportunity for a
Customer Service/Sales Clerk
We are looking for someone
who is friendly and outgoing.
The ideal candidate will have
retail experience, outstanding
customer service skills, must
be well organized and
professional. Apply now at
Single Copy Delivery
-The Ft, P'e-r e Tibunie
looking for someone to
deni er reiwpjripr i
morning, ori nor)n )
Van, Truck or Large
SUV is required.
Valid FL Drivers License &
auto insurance is required.
Must be able to work
nights a week with some
daily collections. Mustbe
able to lift 30 Ibs. Apply to:
Jim Dodd at the Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more information.
To work with disabled adults.
Aide will work hand in hand
with instructor in classroom
salary and benefits.
Fax resume to: 863-467-9656
2825 SW 3rd Terrace.
**Must Be Experienced**
Apply in person:
St. Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98 N.
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
ing with your child from
birth to age nine.
Fresenius Medical Care-NA
has IMMEDIATE OPENING
for an RN, F/T, good
benefits, Training provided.
Apply 201.SW16 St.
For medical office/front desk.
Fax qualifications to
Th GQEO 3roup, ret.
The GEO Group a worldwide
leader in privatized.
challenging & exciting
TopPay, Medical, Dental,
Vision, Short-term Disability,
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(Doctoral Degree in
relatedmental health field.
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licensure or certification.)
(Master Degree in clinical,
counseling or applied
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ue, such as promises of
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true, chances are that it is.
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you check with the Better
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charges.oTherefore, if you
call a number out of your
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AIL LUNCH SPECIALS
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens 8, Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
A/C UNIT- Commercial, Bard,
4 ton NC Package unit. Wall
mount, Was installed, Never
DISHWASHER & WASHER-
both in good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
DRYER- Frigidaire, Electric.
Like new. $40.
Stacked. Less than 1 yr. old,
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
HOT WATER HEATER new,
never used, 50 gallon, GE,
electric, will sell for $190.
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE(ce-
ramic) like new, $450 for
both will sell separate
WASHER Kenmore, perfect
working cond., barely used,
$80 Must sell!
BOOKS & KIDS TOYS, $8.50.
STEEL STORAGE CONTAINER
45'xB'x10'. You haul it. $350.
772-334-1045. Located in
DOORS (3), For mobile home.
$60 for all or will separate.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PIPE TRUSSES (10)
2.5" x 13.6' long. New, never
used. $200/all. 863-763-8872
ROOF PANS -20). 12" alumi-
num, 9' long 200 lor all or
Inst llation fStorm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
BABY STROLLER, brand new,
Combi Tetra TS, w/acoustic
canopy speakers, $100.
HANDMADE BABY QUILT-
$50. Call Diane
BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING, 65
pcs, sizes 10-16. Tommy,
Nautica, Polo, Levis, etc. $85
will sep. (863)357-0391
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $500 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
(1000)- Racing & Comic, late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
PLATES, Windows of the
World by Higgins Bond, set
of 4 with certificates. $80
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & MILK-
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
CUSTOM COMPUTER DESK
Solid wood w/drawer, hutch,
26" deep, 48" wide, 56" high
DELL PENTIUM III- Loaded,
Internet & School Ready War-
ranty 17" Monitor, Keyboard &
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
DRAPES- Burdine custom
lined. Multi pastel colors.
$50. or best offer.
ANTIQUE CHINA CABINET-
excellent condition, asking
BR SUITE- QS, hdbd, night
stands, 5 drawer bureau, 2
lamps, $400 (239)738-6215
IS pe al N i
SILK TREE BUSHES (2) Ask-
ing $50 for both will sell sep-
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
LIGHT FIXTURES, western
brand, rustic look, perfect for
bedroom or family room,
FISH TANKS, (3), 75 gallon,.3
in 1 pine stand, wet dry fil-
ters, VHO lights, 200 Ibs. 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.
GERBILS (5), $10 for ale Call
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
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- male, AKC, shots,
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150.
CHINA CABINET off white, 2
pc. w/shelves and lights up.
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.
COFFEE TABLE, Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)76.3-0141 leave msg.
COUCH- Brown & beige flow-
ers. $25. (863)983-8131
Couch, Loveseat & Chair, blue
in color, like brand new,
COUCHES- (2). grey w/wht.
flowers. Good cond.
$250'ovti, will sell leperale.'
DINETTE SET- 4 chairs, but-
terfly leaf table, matching
wheeled cafe table, $300
DINING ROOM SET 6 cane
back chrs, china cab., 2
leaves, teak/brass. $450.
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
DINING TABLE ustrr, made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost.
$1150 new, sacrifice for
Wall unit. Oak colored wood
Excellent condition $150. or
-best offer. (863)467-2887
HIDE A BED COUCH & LOVE-
MISC. FURNITURE Recliner-
RockerTable w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top coffee tbl.,' $125/all,
will sell sep. 863-763-8828
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
OFFICE SET. Maulning con-
itemporary -tyle des.5, d iaWmer
-tile cadbriel. 2 book *srelves.
$750 neg 1863l67--0844
RECLINER, Lane, swivels &
rocks too. Good. condition.
SOFA- asking $50 in good
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.
TWO MAUVE CHAIRS
Recliners. Lg. wall.mirror,
40"x47". $220/all, will sell
WATERBrED- King size,
w/headboard & drawers. Ex-
cellent condition. $100.
WICKER LOVESEAT, White, 2
chairs, Coffee table & Cherry
Rolltop desk Good cond. $150
Will sep. 863 634-0812
can separate into 2 twins.
Engraved w/horses. $200 or
best offer. 863-634-8445
COLT 45, Argentinean 1928,
all matching numbers, an-
*tique. $600 (863)467-1958
GUN RACK/ WALL MOUNT
22x29" holds 4 rifles,
1960's. Small drawer, $25.
REVOLVER PISTOL- Colt offi-
cers 22 cal $550. Firm.
RIFLE MARLIN- Simmons
4-12X4 Scope, 22 mnag, SS,
laminated stock, in box $350
RIFLES & SHOTGUNS, 9 to
choose from. $300 $400
BOWFLEX EXTREME, less
than 1 yr. old, $600or best
Ful Tie I'l
FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
JAZZY LIKE PWR. WHLCHAIR
SPronto-54) Upto 300 Ibs.
ed. size lift chair. Both good
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
WALKER- 4 wheels, basket
and seat, paid $200,' never
used, will sell for $75
AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid
training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere sriorije Frirnnciai aid if
qualify Job placement as-
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*Computers *Criminal Jus-
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Financial Aid if qualified. Call
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govt. fees! Call weekdays
(8am-6pm) Ana Divorce,
LLC Es,ibls]ried 1977.'
FOG MACHINE, Perfect for
Halloween .. $30
.HOT TUB-SEATS 5 ,
As is Complele w/purrips
$250 or e.il olter
TANNING BED stand up, 'by
The Tanning Hut, w/2 bulbs;
asking $800. (863)634-9119b
TRAILER. '93 RFiyside. dOuDle
'e, ion capacity, ire bar.
2 5.1i6 Dali & ramps
i,1050. 7 ;'72286-8812
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Dnecti and Save' Full Body
unit irom i.22 a moniril
FREE Color Calalog CALL
ACCORDION- 120 base but-
tons, 41 treble, 18.5"' long,
19l1b evc cond $500
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- '7 T P. 42",. 2
-ioi] doors & sell, $350 or
DRUM SET, Codaa,-wine color,
used about 10 min., pd
,.,$1200.,, asking $600.
tc863-697-9514 after 7pm
ELECTRIC SIGNS (2) Cornm'l
grade. 4'l10'. 20"y8
$500,.oin, will sell seperale
ORGAN, Yamaha, $3010
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
COMPUTER DESK -L shaped,
w/hutch. pine color $100.
FILE CABINETS-1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both
Yoe, new car cu ifbea i
today's paper. Have you
looaod fop It? ,.
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $200
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
$250 or best' offer.
863-697-6618 " "
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
ENGLISH MASTIFF pure
bred, 1Omths. old fixed male,
shots/wormed. Needs room to
FISH AQUARIUM- 25 gal
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 9al
FISH AQUARIUM- Executive
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
ase, filters, etc $900
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.
16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 20, 2006
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PeS ,lies I67
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Male, 4
months old. White & tan,
AKC Papers. $500
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
RESTAURANT BOOTHS- (10)
large wooden, you haul, all
for $150 (863)697-6464
~ .! 1 '
YOU A MORE INFORMED
0o wonder nespapeat
leaders are more popullof
&.M, s SI:I
CRAB TRAPS (2), $15 for both
POOL TABLE LIGHT- Round
POOL TABLE- with balls, good
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
JVC SP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good condition. $75.
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $300 (863)634-6476
BIG SCREEN TV, 48" with
MITSUBISHI BIG SCREEN TV-
40", beautiful picture, $300
or best offer (863)467-2194
RCA 27" COLOR TV
2 yrs. old. $100.
TELEVISION 17" Sanyo,
w/remote, asking $75.
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134
AIR COMPRESSOR, 2hp w/25,
gallon lin' $75
CIRCULAR SAW 11 amp,
Black & Decker, 7 1/4", good
coRd., $25. (863)634-1479
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
al 25 ispool gun. Weld S/S
sleel, .ilee & alum. $1600.
KIRBY VACUUM like brand
new, used 3x, asking $500.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson .
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S.Newton,
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
RECYCLED LIME. ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
For bedding or mulch. (41)
$250. Will sell separately.
BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. dd-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
CHEROKEE, 15.2 hands, Reg.
Gentle disposition. Neg. Cog-
gins/UTD vacs., Exp. rider
Mare Quarterhorse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle,$1300.
Horse. ^f, k, Etc.
Serving The Greater
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $900. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
WESTERN SADDLE, Fabtron
synthetic, 14", $275 or best
I can deliver & install
Call Cody Williams
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
48" cut, 18HP, runs good,
$550 or best offer
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
cut, 16 HP Briggs, runs
,good, needs rear end, $150
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
Professional, $275 or best
SOWS- (3) Chester Whites.
300lbs., only 2 yrs. old.
$300/all, will sell separate.
PONY TAIL 5FT Palm, huge
pot, very healthy10 Oyrs old,
$125 or best offer
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
Cedar Birdhouse & Feeder
Made from western cedar, this do-it-yourself bird-
house and matching feeder call for just 22 mostly
traceable pieces between them and both are easy
enough for beginners. Simply trace the parts onto
inexpensive cedar fencing (other wood may be sub-
stituted), cut out, sand and assemble using glue and
finish nails. Add the acrylic panels to the feeder, and
roof both projects using sheet copper and copper
tacks. The birdhouse measures about 16 in. tall by 8
in. wide by 7 in. deep. The feeder is about 18 in. tall
by 9 in. wide by 6.5 in. deep.
Cedar House & Feeder plan (N6.'931).. .'$10.95
Birdhouse Assortment (No. C1-2)
Seven other projects... $16.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA Duplex
in Okeechobee Estates, very
nice neighborhood, W/D hook-
up, water/garb/lawn care incl.,
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
OKEECHOBEE EFFICIENCY- Ig
bedroom, in town, no pets,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo.
Unfurnished Efficiency (In
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
NEED TO RENT: 600-800 sq ft
for small Wood Working
Shop call Ken 863-467-4821
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY; West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom. Seasonal
& long term lease options.
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
NEW HOME- 3BR/2BA
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
OKEE., LG. 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' canal front, new sea
wall, tiki hut, fish cleaning sta-
tion, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new appl., Elec.,
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 @ '
WOvW le' ujysh,:,ues i:om
561i 15.1 ,68E-'.1:000
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
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
OKEECHOBEE- in town, 3br,
2ba,'Ig yard, $800/mo, 1st &
last, Call (772)320-8546
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
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.
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or
NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Call Judy (863)467-0831
For sale or lease,
1600 sq. ft., avail, now
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Late Summer Discounts and
Free Golf! Dale E Peterson
Vacations. Navarre, Okaloo-
sa Island, Destin, South Wal-
ton, Panama City.
I Pb ic No ice
PARK MODEL- OKEECHOBEE, I
with 6x36 covered deck (raise
port extended height for R-V
storage room, with loft area
volt) service. All re-inforced ci
parking area. 1 bedroom,bath
room. Reverse osmosis water
frigerator with ice maker. Unbe
& dressers, w/ computer desk
carpet & vertical blinds at all
Furnished except bed. All elec
air conditioning. Wired for cab
Built in stereo system. Everyth
out. No major hurricane dama
Located at Eagle Bay Roost
Okeechobee, FL (2 minutes ti
#24/25. Water, lawn maint,
bath house, very active spaci
activities. Excellent Mgt. & nei
small pets on visitor basis. I
County Law enforcement, emi
utes away. Lot rent paid until
proval required for new res
request. Reason for selling,
larger quarters in Okeechobe
heaven. $25,000 cash-firm. P
@ 863-447-0055 or E-mail ch8
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
PROFESSIONAL LAWN SVC.
Business, Ig. client base w/est.
routes. Terms avail. Call David
at H & H Svcs. 863-634-1867
REMODELED: 1 BR/1 BA
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apts. $78,900. (863)634-3312
Ancient Oaks, 6698 SE 51st
-anidscjDed, flawI ,I pari.
To rr'l cornerl ne3r [lur.
1: ouse Parially lurriisrrrd
244-1 Sacnrire }169.500
BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail.,ready,
nocw :!.179 90)i) J6 :.484 .riS: :l
CBS F801 new J 2'.2-2
iT p esI (.Drneis, w)ilA n' i -
eiS. rurrncLane hunters ;W :,irr
upgrades, 101 124-.125
100% financing available.
Located'at 1761,NE 3rd St.,
2 story, fenced yard, possible
owner financing. Florida
Properties of Ft. Pierce, LLC
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call our Factory for
FREE Color Brochure.
LOCAL OKEE. RESIDENT
Wanting to purch. yrly. Hunt-
ing Lease. Willing to work
land & maint. Willing to pay
$2000.-$4000. per season.
Call Roy 863-467-8487
NEW HOMES in OCALA, FL
Zero Down for Investors, Re-
altor Inquiries Welcome. Call
Kinder Homes at
(352)622-2460 or www.ln-
AIR PARK, Priced reduced
50K, 2 hangers, Water & sep-
tic. 1 ac. 4000 ft lighted run-
A, y 'i 14 ulU 50n irS.7 4.. ,
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each
or best offer (407)973-6503
15 miles east
Wales off Hwy. 60. Lake-
view lots, tree covered, no
100'x200' $60K, 200'x187
$110K. Free Community
Boat Launch & Marina.
863-696-4038 or cell:
863-944-2460 or email:
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Breath-
taking mountain view & river
parcels. 1 to 8 acres from
the $80's Nature trails, cus-
tom lodge, river walk &
much more. 5 min. from
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
FL- Skyline Park Model 12x36
d) 24x40 re-inforced steel car- |
or Motorhome. 8x14 enclosed | f ff
& washer/dryer hookup. (220
concrete drive way in carport & GOLF CARS
w/shower. Eat in kitchen, living ,
r system at sink & to new re- 'I'C R'L
believable built-in closets, chest, r o r i o i hr
k & storage. Like new berber r
windows & double patio door. Sherri Enfinger, Manager www.gilbert-golfcars.com
tric home with central heat and | 1C3-6434
ble, phone, satellite & antenna. 863 763-6434
ling in excellent condition in & 315 S. Parrott Avenue *Okeechobee, FL 34974
age ever. In move in condition.
RV Park 5025 SW 16th Ave., ARta l s. | 5H
o Lake & Boat ramp) on 2 lots
& trash included, central nice RecreaFORD T-IRD '94 & Mercur
ous club house with constant O r 9 excellentt bod
ighbors. Adult park, children & I Cougar 88, excellent botor
Very secure & safe park with bad motors, have motor(561)676-0427
urgency units & Fire only min- -$600 neg. (561)676-0427
Jan 1, 2007 (owner Mgt. ap- Boats 3005 FORD TEMPO GL '92, 4d
sidents) E-mail photos upon Campers/RVs 3010 68k, Clean, Runs good, Co
have established permanent Jet Skiis 3015 air. $1500. or best offe
ee. A fisherman's & vacation Marine Accessories 3020 (863)467-0668
lease call Chalie Williams 24/7 Marine Miscellaneous 3025
arlie00O552003@yahoo.com Motorcycles 3030 HONDA CIVIC'89
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035 4 cyl., A/C, CD, 4 dr. blur
manual. $900 Iv. msg
Proert -I LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.)
V8, auto., low miles. $200
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA AIRBOAT -13' "BIG 0"'99 (863)675-7105
Captivating mountain views, 220 groundpower mtr, grass MERCURY SABLE 199
lakes, rivers, waterfalls, rake cage, new wood prop. front end wrecked bran
Homesites starting @ W/Trr. $6500. 772-263-2269 new tns., 60K, $1000/ne
$39,900. Log home kits @ new trans., 6K, $1000/ne
$39,900. Limited availability. BAYRUNNER '92, 100hp Mer- (863)634-4579.
Call (888)389-3504X700. cury. $2000 (863)697-9806 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE S
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14', 98, Dark green, a/c, all pov
starting mid $300k. New w/18 hp Evinrude motor, er, leather interior, immaci
riie, :i la,rined ocean front $600/best offer, late. $3990 (863)467-6110
l'nmnurnily in:, beautiful (772)597-0650 SATURN- '93, 2 door, Need
Mustang Island, near Corpus BOAT 1 center console work. $200. or best off
Christi, TX, www.cinnamon- BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console, work. $200. or best offer
shore.comn, (866)891-5163. 115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer: (863)673-6266
$2500 (863)902-0477 TOYOTA CAMRY DX, '91, ex
New, Pre- Construction Golf COBIA, 207", no motor, magic cellent gas mileage, run
Community- CoastalGeor- tilt trailer, $1000or bestof- great, $2000 or best offe
gia. Large lots w/deepwater, fer. (863)677-0025 (863)763-5791
marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center, GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat TOYOTACOROLLA'99LE
Tennis, Trails. Oak Park, Bottom w/new trolling motor 5 spd, loaded, very cleai
Docks.-$70k's $300k & oars, 2 cush. seats $325 38mpg, runs perfect. $395
(877)266-7376 www.coop- will sep. 863-509-3260 863-675-4858
erspoint.com. HYDRASPORT, '85, 19', 3" TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl
North Carolina Cool Mountain aluminum trailer Needs work 4 dr., autoa/c,everyhi
Air, Views & Streams, $1500. or best'offer. s great, runs exc
Homes, Cabins & Acreage. (863)467-4049 $1200. (772)461-3276
(800)642-5333. Realty Of LOWE PONTOON 24' xtra Ig.
Murphy 317 Peachtree St. pontoons, new deck, carpet &
Murphy, N.C. 28906. seats. Full encl. w/bath, new
www.realtyofmurphy.com. trir., 90hp Honda 4 stroke. FORD F350, '92, 4x4, V8, 41
$7200. 863-763-2634 Bob auto, 10' dump, 18" side;
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN- dually, $4200 or best offt
TAINS- Gated community SWEETWATER, '91, 20' tripon (772)286-8812
with spectacular views, pub- pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
lic water including fire hy- eng., good condo new seats
drants, DSL accessibility, no trIr, can deliver, $3000 or
paved roads, nearby lakes; best offer. (863)467-8161 GAS CLUB CAR'95
reselling phase IV II I Reconditioned.$1695.
$35,000+ (800)463-9980 .863-675-1472
w.theridgn.om.atsouthmoun- ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '76, GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/ba
Limited Edition pull camper, tery charger, runs & lool
SAVANNAH AREA DESIRABLE exc.cond., $75000or best great. $1000/neo
RICHMOND HILL LAKE offer (863)467-9234 (863)763-7666
COMMUNITY 1 TO 3 ACRE
LOTS from $79,900 Gated FIJIAN RV PARK, 34' 5th Yamaha '05, $350
entrance, great schools. Wheel, 2 slides, screen room, 1863i763-78l5
_akrirninl an Malrirhfriit on water, seasonal unit.
va iablP 'rei Turrn n,;',- ,e $25,000 neg. (863)763-6200
paIRE- aC. EoIi^nl Gu T ,0E REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for CADILLAC 500 MOTOR, $85
APRE- COST E.u orIRJ SAL RV gas & electric, newwith (863)634-6597
;rTH CALL F; MORE I. 'Si CHEVY WAGON '82 Goc
FO 88il, Jet *Skismotor for parts. $150 or be
VA MOUNTAIN.LOG CABIll 5 offer. 863-467-9046
uninrin indinde. oir .' CHROME RIMS, Piand nrr
tee", pr,irvji. lsi.. cree, YAMAHA WAVE RUIJIER .'93, t .O cMR l, only anin
aind rnve neri by. 1.139.500 w.ami.iierl, ov, rage 3 ir ep (,51 63l467-1263.
jwrne; 18661789'i.85?.5 rned, lunuriup & tUjiiery
vA94 Lurem i$0 i163)824-33;54 DODGE RUNNING GEAR,
Wton, Dana 60-70, 456 gear
Walerlronl Wilminglon. JC i $1300 (561)719-9391 aft
Hnlitc Purl Ciry CLroa,l De.hI Inc.I I0 6pm
ve Iprini Trie Blun in FORD MOTR -
Cape Fear Fai.ei I growing FISHING OUT RIGGERS- alu- ood running '98 -nditi5.4
County in NC. Grand Open- minum, asking $100 complete w/wiring harnesditio
ing Fall 2006. Direct Ocean (863)675-7391 $900.complete 863-634-5289
Access. Preconstruction in- $900. 863-634-5289
centives to call now. Mrie HEAVY DUTY SPISER TRANS
www.thebluffsnc.com a rI 5 spd., standard, for b
866)725-8337 'Cape Fear trucks. Reconditioned. $85
Bluffs, LLC Broker. POLYMER 6'X12'X1/4" SHEET 863-673-5852
Western New Mexico 62 $270.863-467-6960 HONDA MCGX240 8.0
acres $110,990 Trees, mtn r l i Go Kart motor. Like ne
views, wildlife, close to BLM. cond., only 5 hrs. $200.
Horseback riding, hiking, 863-634-6205
hunting. Per fei for vs' i,,, RACING PISTONS, Suzuki 600 863-634-6205
investme'-i, rnihrerriri liei. GSXR J&E racing pistons & MOTOR & TRANSMISSIOI
trcity. 100% financing Larg- rings, $700 new, asking For *99 Lexus. $60
er acreage available. $400(863)763-6220 (561)719-9391 after 6pm
(866)365-2825. SUZUKI GS550L, '79, black, PARTS FOR '77 OR '79 POS
With Tennessee's Beautiful exc. cond., $1800 or best AL JEEP- front gdrill, radiate
Lakes & Mountains, you are offer. (863)634-2280 both for $75 (863)946-118!
sure to find the perfect spot I SATURN 2004 RADIO/CD
to call home. C11 Nnry I factory. $100.863-467-8038
Gaines, Gables & Gates SPARE TIRE-.For Ford F$
35 8 7 7 a0 3, SPARE TIRE- For Ford F15
b).i-.. l' www.nancy- RED FOUR WHEELER '06- P235/75R/15. Less than i
ganes com 110/standard, ridden twice, miles. $50. (863)509-3260
$800 (863)673-2889 SPARE TIRE HOLDER, Fi
Mobile H0 mes SWAMP BUGGY- Custom pickup bed, brand new. $!
Ml e Homes built, runs good, elec start, (863)763-0625
hi-low range, call for details TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
S*$1500 (863)697-2032 $100. 863-517-2077
VW SANORAIL- 1600cc, 2 TIRES/RIMS- Set of four, f
sweater, In great shape. truck 35" GM, 8 lug, BF Go
Mobile Home Lots 2005 $2500. or trade for a 4 drich 35/12/50, Helo rim
Mobile Home Parts 2010 Wheeler (954)520-6707 Gd.Cond.$600. 239-425-560
Mobile Homes-Rent 2015 W HEELS, 16" Factory 20(
Mobile Homes Sale 2020 Mustang, brand new
Automobl e Goodrich Radial tires, will i
U ll L lstall $800 (863)697-0467
go o _Automobiles 4005 CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 2
Autos Wanted 4010 fiberglass box, A/C, Run
Classic Cars 4015 Good condition. $2501
LARGE3braw/addition Commercial Trucks 4020 (561t)902-7715
3 car carport, fenced yard, Construction CHEVY '86,1/2 ton, 2wd, a/
lease w/option to buy Equipment 4025 $2000 (863)697-9806
PleaseFour Wheel(863)634-3451 Drive 4035 CHEVY- '90's model, 4x
/; Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 Runs. $800. or best offt
S / Parts Repairs 4045 (863)697-0398
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sort Utilt 4055 CHEVY S10-'97, Needs mot
MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA Tractor Trailers 4060 orbest offer. (8 3)763-820
Large porch, 1 acre fenced Utility Trailers 4065
and wooded $650 includes Vans 4070 DANA 70 FRONT & REA
some util. (863)634-3451 RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gear
OKEE. 2br, 1/2 ac landscape sis 'i (561)719-3641
lot, Lg. screen porch, CBS DODGE, '78, 1 ton, 4 wh
Util./rm. Quite adult area on a ARMY JEEP- '1960, Runs drive, needs minor wor
dead street. Off Hwy 70 E good. Must See $450. Firm. runs good, $1500 or best
$850. mo. + 1st, Last 863-634-4579 fer. (863)634-4221
(863)467-7415 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94, DODGE DAKOTA '94 Ne
White with rims. Stereo, motor, cold a/c, new tires
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA, Leather int. Runs & looks brakes. Runs good. $2500.
70E behind BillsMini Mar, FL great. $4500. 863-673-6266 863-634-1254 in Okee
care & water provided, fenced CAMARO Z28 '80- all original, FORD F150, '94, w/matchit
yard, no pets. $750/mo. & 350 auto, great restoration topper, $2500. Call John
$500 sec. (863)763-0648 project, motivated seller, (863)484-0326'
$2500 (863)634-6601 (863)467-9470
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2 FORD F250'95, manual tran
door, Good cond., Runs, long bed, bed liner, a/
$2500. 863-634-6720 am/fm/cass., runs great
FORD CROWN VICTORIA $4500 (863)763-8982
1988 Looks good. Runs great. FORD RANGER XL- '95, co
rEA DING A Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New A/C, 136K, $1000. Or be
READING A tires. $1000. (863)675-1754 offer. (863)357-3400
NEWSPAPER. Ford Mustang, '94, sporty, GMC 1985, show potent)
mgtaea sou aoore Im-fotMed
and interest person. No tinted windows, stereo, a/c, strong engine, sound body
woandr newspaper readers fast car, great on gas, stick, nice interior, bedline
am ooe ,uccef,, ll $2500. (863)983-7211 $2500. (863)893-5789
JEEP 4X4 '91- eedls rear end
work $.200 ci tiesl oltter
CARGO TRAILER '07
6/12, i.nden a/ile, brand new.
DUMP TRAILER. 1,2500
FLATBED- lor a 1 un truck 8
1, i 1 asking 1.500
TRAILER. Bed t 1 1/2 ,
5 1.2'w, pull Oul ramps
OPEN TRAILER -0
6W.12. Tanoem a-, le 3' sides
Drand new $1500.
CHEVY CONVERSION VAN-
8.5. Niew lres. Runs good.
A C., Fng. 5.$1100.
CHEVY VAN 00 E'press Car-
u, e'.cellenil Cndilion
$15500 86 357-003,'
i railsloirnia.3'ol c(m
DODGE CUSTOM '85 Runs
do,"d i.: C,0 2"t9-42-7722,
DODGE UTILITY VAN 95-
54Ki 1 owner, good condi-
iorn $1500 863i983-4743
FORD CLUB WAGO '98
g0oco rnrd runs god.
$3200 Frm. 863-697-6473
Ford Hightop Van. 89 V8. lull
power s ajlS 8, TV CB raili
$'2000. LaBeiiP Area
i863t675J-49'0 Leave msg.
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER'96
julO. a'. 4 (yl eng. 27mpg,
Lotl.sRunS grea31 Nol ruSt'
$2500 lieg 863-763-3190
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- '95
Good work van 1,1000
1863)467-3070 or 610-8691
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
IN IHE CIRCUIT COURT OF IHE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. iN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO 2006 CA 154
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FA.
SIEPHENS CONE LISAMCONE.
JOHN DOE. JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT IS) IN POSSESSION OF IHE
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Ti:EO ER l;'T2 W '3HlR[' ith it
iUR AICtMEfB ROOM SECOND
fLOUII' jrEfEHOBEE FLRCIOEA
iA4'y 2 pe irc i Omein :r..n iCiet iu.le
LCultrnlui, h11 OCr.LtiCHOE: Flnr..]3.
at 11:00 a.m. on t e 19 day of Octo-
ber, 2006, the following described
property as set forth in said Fnal Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 7 AND THE N 1/2 OF LOT 8"IN
BLOCK 242, FIRST ADDITION TO THE
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 11, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
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
within 60 days after the sale.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 AOA, Disabled
person who, because of their
Disabilities, need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk Office not lat-
er than seven (7) days pror to thepro-
ceeding at 304 NW 2nd STREET,
ROOM 101, Okeechobee, Fl 34972 or
Telephone (941)763-3131 or
Dated this 5 day of Sept. 2006
Clerk of The Circuit Court
LINDA F YOUNG
160987 ON 9/13,28/2006
Reading a newspaper
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NOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION
The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to issue Per-
mit Number 47-00740-P to New Okeechobee, LLC to construct and operate a
surface water management system to serve a 57.8 acre project known as The
This application file and staff recommendation is available for public inspection dur-
ing normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, ex-
cept legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.
Each of the District's proposed agency actions shall become final unless a timely
petition for an administrative heanng is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Flrodda Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition.
The procedures for petioning for a hearing are set forth below, followed by the pro-
cedures tor pursuing mediation. A person show substantial interests are affected
by the District's proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative
proceeding (heang) under Section 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
e petition must contain the information set forth below and must be fled (re-
ceived) in the Office of the District Clerk at the SFWMD Headquarters at 3301 Gun
Club Road West Palm Beach Florida 33406, before 5:00 p.m. Please note if filing
by courier or hand-delivery, the security guard will contact the District Clerlks of-
fice to assist with the filing of the petition. Leaving a petition at the security desk
will not ensure proper filing.
Petitions must be filed within twenty-one days of publication of the notice or other
receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Districts action is based
must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201 (2), Florida Administra-
tive Code, Including:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identifi-
cation number, if known; :. ,
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding, and an expla-
nation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency deci-
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the
.peitfioner contends warrant reversal or reodification of the agency's proposed ac-
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require rever-
sal or modification of the agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, :r.,ll,.u ., :. l, i :i .:i.- ',
litioner wishes the agency take with respect to the agency s pioposeu aunun.
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