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The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by
area residents that a group
called Florida EMTs & Para-
.medics is soliciting money
over the telephone.
This is not a local organi-
zation, and could possibly be
based in Canada.
Callers are asking for
donations supposedly to be
used for training and equip-
'If contacted by the group,
do not donate money.
make false claims,
Several Okeechobee busi-
nesses have recently report-
ed 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 Famil\
Center, Friends Provision
Center and IRCC to solicit
contributions. IRCC is not
affiliated in any way with
these groups and is not
involved in soliciting these
types of contributions," said
Sam Smith. provost of IRCC's
Dixon Hendry Campus.
who are approached for con-
tributions or have questions
should contact the Dixon
Hendry Campus at (863)
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Jury to decide Hatcher's fate
By D. Hamilton
Julius Hatcher, 26, admits he
pulled the trigger, firing the fatal
shot that took the life of Evelyn
Jean Nutter on June 27, 2000.
In court testimony on Thurs-
day, Hatcher said he only shot
Ms. Nutter because Neil Salazar
was holding a machine gun and
had threatened to kill him if he
"Call me a coward," said
Hatcher. "I had to do what he
told me to do."
The three men and three
women of the Okeechobee
County jury will start delibera-
tions today (Friday) to decide
In court Thursday, the taped
statement given on July 5, 2000,
by Hatcher to Okeechobee
County deputies was played
before jury members.
Judge Sherwood Bauer told
jury members that tape had
been edited only for content
"not relevant to case."
At the beginning of the 2000
interview, Hatcher claimed
Salazar was the shooter. Under
questioning, Hatcher admitted
that he had fired the gun.
Hatcher's taped testimony
gave details of how Salazar
forced him at gunpoint to do
the shooting while he (Salazar)
stood over him with a "Mac 11."
In the taped statement,
Hatcher stated that the night
before the incident that he
stayed with his sister Some 10 to
12 miles from the home of his
cousin, Fred Cummings. He
said that he went to Fred's the
next morning. He was met at
the door by Salazar..
Hatcher said Salazar told
him to go upstairs to the bed-
room where he was told to look
under the bed. Hatcher said
when he looked under the bed,
there was nothing there.
He said Salazar then held a
gun to his head, taped his hands
behind his back and shoved his
head down under the bed,
telling him "You're too clean.
You're a snitch. I gotta get some
dirt on you."
Hatcher said that Salazar .left
the room and Fred Cummrings
came into the room and told
him that he had better do what-
ever Salazar told him to do and
he (Fred) would do what he
could to keep Salazar from
Hatcher said in the taped
statement that Salazar left him
down on the floor for approxi-
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By Chauna Aguilar
Rancher, entrepreneur and
Democratic candidate for the
U.S. Congress Florida 16th Dis-
trict,) Tim Mahoney visited the
Okeechobee Livestock Market
on Thursday, Sept. 21, to dis-
cuss the Mahoney Amendment.
The amendment is called a
common-sense estate tax
reform plan to keep family
farms and ranches within the
The estate tax is a tax paid
the executors for estates of
every U.S. citizen or resident
whose gross estate, plus adjust-
ed taxable gifts and specific
exemption, is more than
$1,500,000, according to the
Internal Revenue Service.
Therefore, small farmers,
and ranches that fall under this
dollar amount would not be
affected by the estate tax.
Mr. Mahoney is concerned
for the farmers and ranchers
who have land that has
increased in value and made
their estate go over this level.
These farmers and ranchers are
considered land rich but cash
poor, which causes them to sell
portions of their land to pay the
estate tax when passing on
their land to their descendants.
Mr. Mahoney spoke of the-
"livestock market being the
symbol of what is right with
America, symbolizing free
enterprise in' the U.S. Farming
and ranching are not only a part
of the culture and, backbone of
our economy; they are an
important part of our-national
Local ranchers came out to
support Mr. Mahoney in his
efforts to address the problem
of allowing an exemption for
family farmers to be able to
pass on their businesses to the
next generation without having
to sacrifice part of the land in
order to pay the estate tax.
This exemption would hold
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Students vote on
By Loma Jablonski
Students at Central Elemen-
tary School began on-line vot-
ing Thursday morning for their
favorite of five different school
lunches as part of National
School Lunch Week.
Students across the nation
have been asked to vote for
one of the school lunches rep-
resented by food characters
Pete Pizza, Sally Salad, Heddi
Spaghetti, Rocko Taco or Ricky
"The last day to vote will be
Oct. 6," explained Central Ele-
mentary School's food service
manager Elaine Nash. "The
official results will be available
some time during the week of
In addition to the voting,
five students have been select-
ed to represent each of the five
food candidates. These stu-
dents will actively campaign
for votes over the next several
weeks. They will be presented
with, tee shirts donated by
Okeechobee Sheriff Paul May
and will have lunch with the
sheriff on Oct. 4.
On Oct. 5 they will give
speeches in the school cafete-
ria from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and
will hear Judge-elect Bryant
speak about proper campaign
methods. Following their
speeches and the talk by
Judge-elect Bryant, the five
candidates will be interviewed
live on-the-air by the local
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Students began on-line voting Thursday morning at Central Elementary School for their
favorite lunch meal. Mrs. Judy LaFlam (far right) assisted Charles Petry (bottom, left), Rebe-
ka Ford (top, left), Justin Fletcher (bottom, right) and Carley McCoin (top, right) as they pre-
pared to vote for Pete Pizza, Sally Salad, Heddi Spaghetti, Rocko Taco or Ricky Chicken.
Mahoney amendment: Keeps farlns in the family
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Tim Mahoney, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress, visited the Okeechobee
Livestock Market on Thursday, Sept. 21, to discuss his Mahoney Amendment which
would allow for an exemption for farming and ranching families from paying estate
taxes as long as their property stays in the family arind is properly used for either agri-
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Mahioney discusses estate tax
Representatives from the Democratic community in Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie and Highlands counties came out to
show their support for Democratic candidate Tim Mahoney.
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Sexual Predator Notification
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office is disclosing this infor-
mation to the public in order to
enhance public safety, awareness,
and protection. This information is
not intended to increase fear:
rather it is this agency's belief that
an informed public is a safer public.
This bul4tin should, be used
for information purposes. Citizen
abuse of the information to
threaten, intimidate, or harass
offenders will not be tolerated, in
The individuals who appear, in
this bulletin have served the sen-
tence imposed on them by the
courts. They are hot wanted by the
police at this time.
Luis Santiago was convicted of
Sexual Battery by Adult/Victim
under 12 on 9 11.03 in Palm Beach
County, Fla. The victim was a
minor. If you have any questions
regarding this bullleting, contact
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fast on terms that the family farm
or ranch remained in family
hands and. in an agricultural or
natural state, and utilized in an
manner. The tax/would be
deferred until the owners chose
to develop or sell the property to a
person outside of their family.
Mr. Mahoney spoke of the dan-
gers in Florida of losing ."our
green spaces due to develop-
ment," which in combination
with increased land prices have
put family farmers and ranchers
in harms way.
He hopes to bring together
Republicans, Democrats, citrus
and sugar growers, ranchers,
officials and community leaders
to support his campaign to Wash-
ington, D.C., where he can fight
for the local farmers, ranchers
Representatives from the cit-
rus industry from Highlands and
St Lucie counties Mason
Smoak, Ray Royce and. Bud
Adams were on hand to show
their support for Mr. Mahoney as
well as Okeechobee ranchers
Pete and Suzanne Clemons who
allowed Mr. Mahoney to utilize
the Okeechobee Livestock facility
for the press conference.
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T When they got to the orange he shot Ronze but said he tried Albright on why he did nothing
tiry grove in Fort Drum, Salazar got to aim the gun to wound rather to defend himself when he was
out of the car and told him to get than kill him. Salazar told him to given two weapons at two sepa-
Continued From Page 1 out, Hatcher continued. He said shoot him again and he did, he rate times during the incident.
mately six hours before return- Salazar was still holding the gun. stated. Hatcher replied that he felt
ing to the room. He stated that it Hatcher said Salazar "popped" The tape went on to state that and was told that Salazar would
was several hours before he the lock on the door with a after the shootings, Hatcher kill him if he did not comply. He
(Hatcher) heard Fred and pocketknife and entered the went outside to get into the car stated at one point that when
Shirleen (Baker) come home home and was met by Ronze that they had come in and was 'they first entered the home, he
and that Salazar put a coat on Cumming's. tossed a set of keys by Salazar to froze at the door when Salazar
him and led him to the car out- He said Salazar ordered him Ms. Nutter's car and told to first entered. After Salazar first
side. Ms. Baker was behind the to get plastic bags from the drive. Hatcher said that he had went in, Hatcher said that he
wheel. Orice outside, Hatcher kitchen and tape the bags over to catch up because he didn't was told to get inside or he
said that h ,was told not to run the victims' heads with duct know exactly where he was. He would be killed.
or that he (Salazar) would have tape. said once on the highway, he Hatcher said Salazar had also
no problem shooting him in On the taped statement, caught up to Salazar and Ms. threatened to kill his sister and
broad daylight. Hatcher also said that he was Baker motioning to them that he his niece.
,n the taped -statement, handed a black handled steak needed to stop for gas. Hatcher said that he hadn't
Hatcher said they drove for a dis- knife and was ordered to, "cut In an Okeechobee courtroom thought about shooting Salazar.
tance' approximately to Pom- their throats" but he refused. Thursday, Hatcher took the wit- with the gun that he. was given
pano Beach area where the duct Hatcher also stated that he ness stand. Hatcher stated he because he thought it would
tape was cut loose from his was then handed a .38 cal. told both victims to. just "play have been a "losing battle" and
hands. He then stated that he revolver and told to shoot them. dead" and opened small holes in that he would be "just setting
asked Ms. Baker for a cigarette. On the tape, Hatcher admitted the plastic bags so they could himself up for death."
He said that they exited 1-95 at holding a pillow in front of each breathe. Hatcher stated he told Court proceedings continue
Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce. victim in separate rooms and the victims that he was in the Friday at 9 a.m. for closing argu-
He said Salazar opened the door shooting Ms. Nutter first while "same boat" as they were. ments, instructions and jury
(front) and told him to get in and Salazar stood behind watching While still on the stand, deliberation.
then Salazar sat in the back and holding a weapon. Hatcher was questioned by Editor's Note: Katrina Elsken
behind him. Hatcher then admitted that Assistant State Attorney Ashley contributed to this story.
Free GED classes are being offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as sec-
ond language classes,. Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language classes, Monday-Wednesday 5:30 until
8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second lang : classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Free pregnancy tests are available
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)
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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
Ms. Decker will also be available by phone at (863) 763-6441.
No winners in Lotto jackpot
TALLAHASSEE (AP) No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto
numbers, causing Saturday's jackpot to roll over to an estimated
$14 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
A total of 75 tickets matched five numbers to win $4,451.50;
3,824 tickets matched four numbers for $70.50; and 76,549 tickets
matched three numbers for $5.
The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Wednesday: 13-15-
Fantasy 5 players share prize
TALLAHASSEE (AP). Two winners of the "Fantasy 5" game
will collect $122,052.73 each, the Florida Lottery said Thursday.
The winning tickets were bought in Port Charlotte and Lauder-
hill, lottery officials reported.
The 296 tickets matching four numbers won $133 each. The
9,840 tickets matching three numbers won $11 each, and 103,661
tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking two numbers.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 10-11-25-30-31.
Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community,
the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certifi-
cates for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural pro-
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
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 22, 2006 3
Reading campaign begins at EES
Fifth grade students from Ever-
glades Elementary participate in
National Literacy Campaign to
prove that 'Reading is Giving.'
For every class that reads 100
books, Scholastic Book Clubs will
donate 100 books to children in
Fifth graders at Everglades Ele-
mentary are helping others while
they help themselves this school
year by participating in Scholastic
Book Clubs ClassroomsCare, a phi-
lanthropy-based literacy campaign
designed to teach children about
the joys and importance of reading
and giving. From Sept. 1, through
Dec. 17, students in Miss Kosinski's
classroom and all across the coun-
try will read 100 books and in turn,
Scholastic Book Clubs, a division of
Scholastic, the global children's
publishing and media company,
will donate 100 books (for a total
donation of up to one million new
books) to disadvantaged children
nationwide, including many who
have been affected by Hurricane
Three not-for-profit partners will
ensure that the books get into the
hands of the hardest to reach and
neediest children. "First Book",
"Reach out and Read", and "Save
the Children" will receive and dis-
tribute the donations to children in
under-served communities across
"It's wonderful to see children
helping children through the Class-
roomsCare program," said Judy
Newman, president, Scholastic
Book Club. "Asking classes to read
100 books is a great way to get stu-
dents to read more. And showing
children-for the first time in many
cases-that they can make a differ-
ence in the lives of others is so
important. Through Classroom-
sCare, the students of Everglades
Elementary aren't just reading,
they're reading to give."
"Scholastic Book Clubs Class-
roomsCare offers both students
and teachers an opportunity to cel-
ebrate the importance of reading
and to demonstrate our spirit of
service and sharing," said Miss
Kosinski (fifth grade teacher).
The ClassroomsCare initiative
is open to all classrooms nation-
wide through Scholastic Book
Club catalogues and the Scholas-
tic web site. Teachers along with
their students can log onto
scare to learn more about the
three charities and to download
a Certificate of Congratulations.
For 56 years, Scholastic Book
Clubs have provided monthly cata-
logues offering top quality books
and reading materials from all pub-
lishers to teachers in pre-school
through junior high. Today eleven
different Scholastic Book Clubs
reach over one million teachers
each month, providing the most
sought-after titles at affordable
prices for children in classrooms
nationwide. The ClassroomsCare
campaign is available to teachers
and classrooms through five of the
Scholastic Books Clubs: "Firefly"
Book Club for pre-schoolers, "See-
saw" Book Club for kindergarten
and grade 1; "Lucky" Book Club for
grades 2-3; "Arrow" Book Club for
grades 4-6; and "TAB" Book Club
for grades seven and up.
OHS to hold college day on Sept. 28
By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee High School's
annual college day will be held on
Thursday, Sept. 28. The day will be
open to juniors and seniors cur-
rently attending the high school.
Parents of these students are wel-
come to attend if they can make it
at the same time that their child will
Not only will representatives
from 24 different colleges and uni-
versities be present, but military
representatives will also be in
attendance. The Air Force, Army,
Marine Corps and Navy will be out
in force to tell the students of a pos-
sible career in the armed forces.
Some universities that will be
making appearances are the Uni-
versity of Florida, University of Cen-
tral Florida, Florida State University,
Nova Southeastern University and
Florida A & M University.
Between 9 and 10 a.m., the sen-
iors will be allotted time to circulate
through the various booths.
Juniors will be allowed to look
around during the following hour.
Both groups will be divided into
two smaller groups, those whose
last name begins with A-L and
those whose name begins with M-
Z. The first group will circulate dur-
ing the first half hour and the sec-
ond during the last.
Select sophomores will also be
allowed to attend, but the mast
majority will be forced to wait
until next year to experience col-
"We encourage parents to
attend," says Mr. Bill Black, career
counselor at the high school.
"This event offers an opportunity
for those that don't get to visit the
schools to meet a representative
of the school that their child might.
Some questions that parents.
are encouraged to ask include:
When are the application dead-
lines? Who watches out for the
freshman on 'campus? How can I
check on my child's grades before
the end of semester?
The other schools that have
confirmed that they will be present
also include University of North-
western Ohio, University of South
Florida, Art Institute of Ft. Laud-
erdale, The Baptist College of Flori-
da, Barbizon School of Modeling,
Florida Atlantic University, Full Sail,
High Point University, St. Leo Uni-
versity, Johnson & Wales Universi-
ty, Keiser College, and Northwood
For more information, contact
Mr. Bill Black at the career center of
Okeechobee High School.
Michele Frost (right) won the Chobee Bulls drawing for
$100 recently. Her daughter Melisa Lighty (left) was pres-
ent when Ms. Frost accepted the prize. The proceeds
from this drawing will be used for new uniforms and hel-
mets for the Chobee Bulls football program.
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Horses are strong animals, but do get injuries
Horses have a reputation of
being strong animals, but if an
equine emergency arises, you
made need to hoof it to medical
care as soon as possible.
Horses can suffer a variety of
injuries, some of them life threat-
ening. And they often happen at
pdd hours of the day, says equine
emergency doctor Tamara Swor.
Swor works at the Large Ani-
mal Hospital at the Texas A&M
University College of Veterinary
Medicine and Biomedical Sci-
ences, where she sees all kinds of
injuries and illnesses at all hours
of the day and night.
"Horses never colic or hurt
themselves between eight 'and
five, so the extended hours have
to be the worst part of the job,"
says Swor, "but the upside is that
you see a lot of different stuff,
which keeps it fresh."
Swor sees major injuries, such
as leg fractures, to the most minor
of lacerations, which can be com-
mon on days such as the Fourth of
"In the spring, we see a lot of
foals, most of those are prema-
ture foals or foals that are sick,"
Add eye injuries to this list, and
it's all in a day's work for Swor,
but, by far, the most common
problem she sees is colic. Colic is
abdominal discomfort usually
caused by a problem with the gas-
trointestinal (GI) tract.
"Horses have about 100 feet of
intestine, so there is plenty of
space for something to go
wrong," Swor says.
Anything from impaction to a
twisted piece of intestine can
cause abdominal pain in horses,
and there are a variety of surgeries
to take care of the problem.
"The simpler procedures are
the ones where there is an
obstruction, and we just take it
out," says Swor.
"The more complicated sur-
geries occur when there is actual-
ly dead intestine, that must be
removed. In these cases, we
essentially re-plumb the horse's
Once the surgery is complet-
ed, doctors such as Swor face the
major endeavor of bringing the
horse out of anesthesia. They are
prepared with padded stalls, hel-
mets and ropes to keep the horse
from injuring itself.
"Recovery from anesthesia
tends to be a big issue because
horses have the fight or flight
response," Swor says, "but we try
to keep them controlled, so they,
Because this procedure is so
common, Swor has plenty of
advice for equine owners. Her
first tip is to use good quality feed
and to not make any sudden
changes to the horse's diet.
"If you are going to add grain,
add it gradually," says Swor. "Sud-
den changes tend to change the
bacteria in their intestinal tract,
which can cause gas or
She also says that de-worming'
is important, as well as making
sure the horse has access to'
"When it gets hot, they can'
run out of water and get dehydrat-
ed, which causes things to get
blocked up pretty fast," Swor
says. "With the many kind of
injuries that horses can get, we
encourage owners to call and ask
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control, effective June 30, 2006,
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New 4-Hers Trenton Gainer and Michael Muros enjoyed
their first trail ride as Bits and Spurs Club members at
Williamson Ranch in Okeechobee on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Harry W Germain
Harry W. Germain, age 41,
died suddenly on Sept. 17, 2006,
in Big Pine Key.
He was a longtime resident of
Big Pine Key and was a graduate
of Marathon High School in 1983.
He was owner of Harry's Mobile
Marine Service of Okeechobee
and had been a mobile marine
mechanic in the Keys prior to liv-
ing in Okeechobee.
He is survived by: his wife,
Paula; parents, Maurice S. Ger-
main and Carolyn Germain;
brother, Scott and his wife Patty;
sister, Scarlett; and, many nieces,
nephews, grand nieces and grand
nephews. He was passionate
about life. He was a friend to
many and will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be
held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24,
2006, at the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972
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direction and care of the Buxton
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PACKAGES: My nephew is stationed in Afghanistan. He is unable to
tell us where as he says it is forbidden to discuss. He gets one phone
call a week for five minutes if he is actually in the base camp. His pla-
toon patrols a lot so it can be weeks before we hear from him. Their
shower facilities are minimum. They use handi-wipes to clean. My sis-
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guys needed. These guys, even in those extreme conditions, will not
ask. He did eventually tell my sister and his mother what he needed
most and wanted. Josh has told me that when one of those packages
arrives it is like Christmas. He says the guys so look forward to each
and every one of those packages. What we take for granted each and
every day, they believe are gifts. My nephew says he and his buddies
take what they need out of the box and place the rest in a central area
where the other guys can have something. He says that there are so
many guys there that have and get nothing. I'm not sure what I think
about the war overseas or the political ramifications and I personally
don't care. I do care about those boys and girls over there defending
our rights to say and do what we choose, when we choose. I care
about their needs whether they admit they have them or not. I can't do
much but I can do something one soldier at a time.
LANGUAGE: Ask some of the pre-high school students how
many Spanish-speaking children are in their Spanish classes. While
the other children are required to take two foreign languages, the
Spanish-speaking children are being allowed to take Spanish as
their foreign language.
TRANSLATOR: Today my son came home from school and told me
a Spanish girl was asked to answer a question and she didn't speak
due to her inability to speak English. A translator had to stop the class
to interpret to her what the teacher was asking. That alone was. a bit
disturbing to me but my son then told me that not only has he heard
her speaking to her friends in English, but also that her friends are
doing the same thing. She has been at school for more than a year so
this doesn't seem to make any sense. Everyone deserves an education
but you have to learn in the language of the country where you are
residing. When a person visits a foreign country, they are expected to
communicate in the native language that is spoken in that particular
country. Why doesn't the same thing apply here? I, for one, do not
want my tax dollars spent paying the salary of a translator. Translation
of education is not the responsibility of the teacher when the majority
of children speak the same language, but rather the responsibility of
the student not to hold everyone else back due to their inability to
speak the language of our country.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster reliel efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at
any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park
'St. Checks' must be written to Wte American Red Cross Hurricane
Wilma Disaster Relief FuRind, and the' customer %\ill be given a Red
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for
participants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call
(863) 763-2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at
103 N.W. Fifth St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
N My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days
and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
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Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, 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 members and $6
for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
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
Unda 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.
AA. 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. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the 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 7 p.m. The orientation
is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County. 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 information, 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) 634-
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study atthe Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to Irie.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next .to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any indMdual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music Is Invited to participate. For Information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
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 meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. 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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or
call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863)
467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group,
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support, group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming
a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
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 hold-
ing a babysitter training class on Saturday, Sept. 23, where
youth learn knowledge and skills to provide safe and responsi-
ble care for children. The course is six hours, so participants
should bring a light snack or lunch. The cost of this course if
$45. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
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. tradi-
tional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child
care is provided. For information, contact the church office at
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
yearbook 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 Observa-
tion 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) 763-3519.
Early Learning group to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m.
in the conference room 3 of the Roger Poltras Administration
Building, 2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. For information,
contact Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
Main Street members to meet
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a general membership
Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave., starting at noon. All members and public are invit-
ed. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863)' 357-
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, Sept 28;-at 6 p.m. Food and
fellow ship time begins at 7 p.m. ,. x i ..:. v, : ....
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting
schedule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28,
"Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct.
26, "Never Let Me Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16,
"Passionate Nomad The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse;
Thursday, Dec. '14, "Pope Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea.
All meetings will be held in the library board room, 206 S.W.
16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call Jan Fehrman
at (863) 357-9980.
Donated baby items needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations
of new baby items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby
Shower to be held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or
donating may call (863) 462-5877.
Republican group plans barbecue
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be having an open
house barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p,.m.
at the headquarters directly behind Dairy Queen. Everyone is
welcome and there is no charge. Steak, potatoes and beverage
will be provided. For information, call Joe at (863) 610-1639..
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
Highway, 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 south-
ern Florida's native plants, and we will have beautiful, native
plants available for purchase. This event is free and all volun-
teers 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
membership Meeting/Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Quail
Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. starting at 4 p.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 entertain-
ment for all ages. Members are being asked to bring a covered
dish, salad, vegetable or a dessert. Meat and drinks will be pro-
vided by the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct.
2, contact Charlene or Lisa at the Farm Bureau office at (863)
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie
Raulerson Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and
crafts for seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thurs-
day and bluegrass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30
a.m. The center would like to expand its activities to groups that
would like to play board games, card games and bingo. If any-
one is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk
to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a
free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limit-
ed edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat
gold on brass and includes a numbered certificate and histori-
cal information. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the
sale of the ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship. To pur-
chase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-
5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863)
763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 22, 2006
2007 Stren Series schedule released
In a press release dated Sept.
19, FLW Outdoors announced its
2007 Stren Series schedule, a new
cumulative-weight format, new
Ranger Boats contingency bonus-
es and a total purse exceeding
$6.5 million over 21 events.
Stren Series competition in the
Southeast Division kicks off Jan.
3-6, 2007 on Lake Okeechobee,
followed by tournaments Jan. 31-
Feb. 3 on Lake Seminole in Bain-
bridge, Ga.; March 7-10 on Lake
Eufaula in Eufaula, Ala.; and April
11-14 on the Santee Cooper lakes
in Manning, S.C.
In 2007, Stren Series anglers
will fish for more money than
ever before as they compete in
five divisions to qualify for the $1
million no-entry-fee Stren Series
Championship. The top pro and
co-angler from each division at
the championship will also
advance to the $2 million no-
entry-fee Forrest Wood Cup,
where pros will compete against
top anglers from the Wal-Mart
FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series,
Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League,
The Bass Federation (TBF) and
Ranger owners' tournaments for
a $1 million first-place prize, the
biggest award in the history of
competitive bass fishing.
Stren Series pros will fish for a
top award of $65,000 in every
qualifier. This includes $25,000
cash plus a $40,000 Ranger 519VX
powered by an Evinrude or Yama-
ha outboard if the winner is the
registered original owner of a
2004 or newer Ranger boat.
Ranger Boats will award an addi-
tional $3,000 bonus if the winner
is a Ranger Cup participant. If
"Powered by Yamaha" guidelines
are met, Yamaha will award an
additional $1,500 bonus for a
potential top award of $69,500.
Pros finishing second and third
in every qualifier will earn
$10,000 and $9,000, respectively,
plus a $5,000 bonus if they are
registered original owners of 2004
or newer Ranger boats.
In every qualifier, co-anglers
will fish for a top award of
$35,000, which includes $5,000
cash plus a $30,000 Ranger 519VX
if the winner is the registered
owner of a 2000 or newer Ranger
Payouts in both the Pro and
Co-angler divisions extend
through 60th place, which pays
$825 and $325, respectively. Total
Stren Series payouts of $6.5 mil-
lion for the 2007 season are based
on 200-boat fields in all qualifiers.
Every qualifier features four days
of competition running Wednes-
day through Saturday with the full
field competing on the first three
days and the top 10 pros and 10
co-anglers advancing to day four.
New for 2007 and simi81ar to Wal-.
Mart FLW Series tournaments, the
combined weight. from all four
days will determine Stren Series
winners. Day-four weigh-ins will
be held at local Wal-Mart stores.
The $1 million Stren Series
Championship, which offers a top
pro award of $140,000 and a top
co-angler award of $70,000, will
be held Nov. 8-11, 2007 on the
Mobile Delta in Mobile, Ala. The
top 40 pros and co-anglers in
each division will have the option
to move up to the Wal-Mart FLW
Series or the Wal-Mart FLW Tour
Entry fees for 2007 are $825
per event for pros and $325 per
event for co-anglers. The top 40
pros and co-anglers from each
Stren Series division in 2006 and
the top 40 boaters and 40 co-
anglers from each Wal-Mart Bass
Fishing League division in 2006
have priority entry into the 2007
Stren Series along with Ranger,
Champion and Stratos boat own-
ers and members of the TBF,
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Toneka Roberts, a fourth grade student at Central Ele-
mentary School, put forth her best effort during her phys-
ical education class. The class was working on running
sprints. Her teacher is Philip Spearrow.
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this season that Okeechobee has
faced a number one ranked team.
"We definitely don't have the
easiest schedule," said Brahman
head coach George May. "This will
be the 10th ranked team we've
played this season. We came up a
little short the last two times we
faced a number one. Maybe the
third time's a charm."
The Brahmans'also had a two-
week run as the state's number
one ranked team early in the sea-
son before dropping a close match
"The girls want this win
(Kings)," explained May. "They
want to make a statement. We
just feel fortunate to be put in this
situation again. There are only six
divisions, which mean only six
number one ranked teams in
Florida. For us to be matched up
against three of them in a three-
week period is unlikely, but here
we are. It's a great opportunity
and we're really focused on capi-
talizing on it this time."
The next Brahmans home
matches are Tuesday, Sept. 26
against Glades Central at 7 p.m.
and Wednesdayy Sept. 27 against Ft.
Pierce.Westwppd at 6 p.m.
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team won matches against Forest
Hill (25-13, 25-8 25-19) and Trea-
Ssure Coast (25-10, 25-18, 25-9) this
week to extend their winning
streak to six matches.
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side hitter Kelley Smiley paced
SOkeechobee with 10 kills, 10 serv-
a l ice points and four aces. Erin
"" Kersey added six kills. Shaunaye
Brown dished out 24 assists. Junior
- Katie Murrow had a strong game
,- with 19 service points.
In the Treasure Coast match
- .Okeechobee's "Big Three" Kelley
Sro -Smiley, Tierra Allen and Katie
rov riders" and Bryan recorded 10 kills apiece
and Smiley added nine. Freshman
Monica Koger made a strong
- - - showing with 13 service points and
solid defensive play.
S The Brahmans entered the
week ranked number six in Class
4A according to the latest Florida
Sports Writers Association volley-
-- - ball poll. That ranking will be on
* the line on Wednesday, when the
Rw d o u Brahmans travel to West Palm
Beach to take on the state's num-
- ter one ranked 2A team, Kings
Academy. It will be the third time
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Special to the Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY Sitting at
his desk in a sunlit corner office of
the Glades County Courthouse,
Glades County Manager Wendell
STaylor couldn't stop smiling.
"This is a memorable day in
Glades County," he said.
The Glades County Board of
County Commissioners had just
concluded its regular meeting on
Sept. 12. Those in attendance had
heard the rumors but that was all.
Shock waves reverberated
throughout the courthouse and
beyond when Larry Hilton, Deputy
County Manager for Community
Development, made the
announcement that FP&L wants to
promises to change the face of Glades County
smarter. This will provide a catalyst
for other industries, as well as more
economic growth and diversity,"
said Larry Hilton, deputy county
manager for community develop-
ment. "It is real, real, important that
people understand that this project
will give Glades County an oppor-
tunity they have not had in almost a
The dialogue between the FP&L
and Glades County began in Febru-
ary 2006. Mr. Taylor recalled that
FP&L first asked for a visit during
which they suggested choosing a
site for a plant. Mr. Taylor and the
county commissioners provided a
setting where both parties could
freely discuss what their needs
In this way, Glades County offi-
cials were able to display their
nat nti i kl-ilil d n l d';r 11im
"Being a commissioner for 14
years, I can well remember budget
meetings in July and August when
we could hardly find enough
money to support the county," said
Commissioner Bob Geisler. "Some
years we had to cut back services
and sometimes we had to let an
employee go. We'd work four to
five hours trying to find enough
money to fund some worthwhile
project, and sometimes it was not
there to find."
The commissioner said the new
plant will impact the community in
"This FP&L project is not an
over night adventure.
He said, "It will take six years for
the first phase to be built and
online. In the meantime, housing,
restaurants, hotels, and other serv-
ir-qe iHAll be PornminMn n toGladrc
the plant, and Glades County will
benefit by adding jobs and $21 mil-
lion to the tax base. It's a win-win
State Representative Denise
Grimsley said, "I applaud Glades
County Manager Wendell Taylor,
Larry Hilton, Deputy County Man-
ager for Community Development,
and the Board of County Commis-
sioners for bringing this project to
Before the plant is constructed,
however, there are several more
steps for review and approval.
FP&L's proposal will be reviewed
-by Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, South Florida
Water Management District, and
federal, state and local agencies.
Local residents will be able to
attend and speak at public meet-
incs hearing c and ^workschnnco
b uiu a new power plant in ulaUCes negotiuiiation s iis an ian use ces win D mig Uues i, Iu p1u v S"l .
County on a 5,000 acre site about expertise. FP&L proposed to build County. Are we ready? I think not. With $21 million in yearly tax
five miles northwest of Moore a plant that would employ an aver- But we have capable people work- benefits, multiple improvements
Haven. age of 1,600 construction jobs ing for us in whom I have confi- can be created for local govern-
This upbeat news has encour- annually over a five-year construc- dence." ment services. County commis-
aged the hopes of residents and tion period. This would be fol- Elected officials also kept up sioner, Russell Echols, reflected on
officials. The possibility of Glades lowed by 180 full-time jobs to oper- with the news. the impact this would have for a
County receiving an annual tax ate the plant, and more than 150 "This is great news for Glades small county and said, "This will
benefit, averaging $21 million, indirect support jobs in the com- County," said Senator Dave Aron- transform Glades County into a
could enhance the livelihood of the munity. berg. "The FP&L plant will create can-do county," he said.
entire rural community. The news has many in the com- high-paying jobs and diversify the Suggestions for improvements
"This will enable Glades County munity excited at the prospect of local economy. Our region will include maintaining roads, enhanc-
to grow a lot more and a lot the future. benefit from the energy created by ing schools, lowering taxes, build-
Clewiston predicts snow for Christmas
Tons of snow to be
shipped to local park
IBy Nicole Curry
Special to the Okeechobee News
Wonderland" to take place during
the month of December.
While most groups may be con-
tent with distributing Christmas
gifts during the holiday, this group
is focused on bringing to Clewiston
tons more ten tons, to be exact
-ten tons of snow!
The group has set up a non-
along the way.
This is where the community
The organization is urging all
residents to begin thinking about
the Christmas holiday, and whether
their homes will be vying for the
title of 'Best Decorated' house. Hav-
ing neighborhoods take an active
city of Clewiston.
In what is perhaps the group's
most ambitious plan, the ladies
are hoping to have ten tons of
snow shipped to a local park for
the kids to enjoy. Many of the
area's children have never seen
snow before and will have the
opportunity on that day, to build
CLEWISTON Christmas is profit organization to achieve its approach to celebrating the season snowmen and have snowball
always a joyful time, especially for goal. Their only interest is ground- and outfitting their homes with fights if the group is successful.
the children. Everyone loves to sit ed in its eagerness to treat the chil- Christmas cheer, the group said, Along with these three major
and listen to grandparents remi- dren to something they've never will almost guarantee that the chil- events, small booths with different
0nisce about their old-fashioned seen before. dren will enjoy their outing., games will be set up for the chil-
Christmases. But, now if a group of Instead of having children sim- The lucky hayriders will also dren to enjoy. Many of the specific
local women have their way, local ply looking forward to opening enjoy a performance by carolers details of the event are still tentative,
children will be able to enjoy a taste gifts on Christmas, the group is from a local church. The carolers this being a few months from the
of an authentic, old-fashioned hoping that area youth will have will be singing all of the popular Christmas holiday, but organizers
Christmas in 2006. memories long into their lives. Christmas tunes. are working busily to make the
Who better to treat the chil- During the Winter Wonderland, The only thing missing, of project a reality.
dren to the unique Christmas than children will be taken around the course, would be the snow. "We want to help provide the
a group of women who perhaps community on a hayride, a staple Now, Florida, being at least a children of this community with
can still vividly recall their own of previous Christmases around the few hundred miles away from experiences they would probably
memories of the holiday. With the country. Of course, if a hayride is to places that receive snow during otherwise never have," said Eliza-
help of the city of Clewiston, the be an unforgettable one, then the the winter may be a problem for beth Garcia, one founder of the
group is designing a "Winter children will need something to see other area cities, but not for the organization.
Fire departments prepare for October transfer
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rStations wrapD up- ,a For South Bay Interim Chief clear out residents, manage the fire ofa $2.5 million fire station on U.S.
Frank Russell, the transfer is big hose, peek inside the house to see 27-afar cry from the standard way
final details news. if anyone was there, and hope of operating.
Throughout the 12 years of his against hope that nobodywas. "It's a win-win for everybody,"
'By Jose Jesus Zaragoza employment with the city of "For years I had to fight fires said Chief Russell. "For me, it's a
Special to the Okeechobee News South Bay, Chief Russell has had myself," Chief Russell said last matterofsafety."
More than his share of problems week. "I didwhat I had to do."Because the department was
WESTERN PALM BEACH to contend with. Working inside And even though the other short-staffed, help often had to
COUNTY In just over a week's an ever-shrinking fire department two Glades cities, Belle Glade andd
time, the Pahokee, Belle Glade and in South Bay meant having to Pahokee, didn't have it so bad, come from somewhere else, and
'South Bay Fire Departments will make compromises on. the job they also had to switch in the though he appreciated it, tat
stop operating, and Palm Beach that no firefighter is ever readily wake of an increase in the county- meant that critical minutes were
County Fire Rescue's Battalion 7 willing to make. wide minimum level of fire stan- lost before another unit could
will assume emergency duties. Take the most essential function dards. Among other require- respond.
Officials say the transition of a fire department: to put out ments, the standards demand that Additionally, all of the South
should be seamless. fires. Chief Russell remembers at least 11 people are available to Bay's firefighters will be working
Accordin to Battalion Chief plenty of times when he served as respond to a call something that for the county, all of them having
According to is Battalion the the lone driver, firefighter, and sup- none of the individual cities could met the requirements to join the
Mike Arena, who is taking on the port crew, rambling down a street bear financially. county agency. The county will
task of supervising the transition alone in a fire engine and not Last December, the city of South provide three firefighters at all
and assuming the top post after knowing what he was going to find Bay committed to entering into the provide three firefighters at all
the switch, all of the area fire when lie got to the structure lire. county's municipal service taxing times inthe city.
departments are finishing up with In almost all of the training that unit (MSTU), which has given it Under the new configuration,
lasl-minute details before going to a firefighter takes, one of the most access to countywide resources. Belle Glade Fire Chief Steve Rice
the county. important rules given is to never Once the county takes over, the and Pahokee Fire Chief Gary Bur-
All indications point to a smooth respond to a fire alone. In South fire station building adjacent to city roughs will become district
transfer on Oct. 1. The county fire Bay, that never really applied. hall will receive more than chiefs. Each of the three cities will
department is set to begin opera- His work was often this: arrive, $200,000 in renovations. The long- have its own 'branch' of the
tion at 7:30 a.m. that day. Dark the engine. secure the area, term plan calls for the construction Glades Battalion.
Glades County Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Garland Poteet, 53, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 6 by
Deputy Don Watts on a charge of
battery on a person 65 years of age
or older. His bond was set at $7,500.
David.Swanson, 36, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 7 by
Deputy Steven McKinley on a
charge of lewd and lascivious bat-
tery on a person 12 to 16 years of
age. His bond was set at $15,000.
Carolyn Fullen, 60, LaBelle,
was arrested Sept. 8 by Deputy
Robert Davis on a charge of assault.,
Her bond was set at $2,500.
Jesse Goodwin, 65, Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Robert Davis on the charge of
attempted murder (two counts).
His bond was set at $75,000. .
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.
ing a pharmacy and medical build-
ings, securing better paying jobs;
and giving the town of Moore
Haven a boost because it is the
Still, there are those who are a'
little more hesitant about the pro-
"I have great concerns about
the environmental issues with this
power plant," said Fran Koebert of
Muse. "I would like to see FP&L
make a commitment to research
and development for technology to
incorporate into this new plant.
There's good and there's bad; we
have to weigh these factors."
Others seemed to agree.
Dr. Harris Friedman, an officer
with the group Save our Creeks,
said, "I have some concerns about,
a coal burning plant and until I
learn more about the type technol-
ogy that's being proposed in terms
of environmental impact, my opin-
ion is very guarded as to whether
this is a good thing or not for the
County commissioner, Alvin
Ward, said, "It will go a long way
for a small county." He further
mentioned that Glades would be
able to have a choice on what
industries enter the county and
increased funding would, "Allow us
to keep our rural landscape, and
keep our way of life."
Dealing with a large company
like FP&L can create a positive out-
look, because the United States
economy runs on electricity, and
there is a demand for new power
plants, something most in Glades
County are betting on.
Final approval will come from
the governor and state cabinet.
In the meantime, residents' eyes
are focused on the future.
"This will be the greatest eco-
nomic boost that Glades County
has had since its birth in 1923," said
Glades County Commissioner
Bob Jones, Glades County safe-
ty director, said it simplest: "I think
it's God-sent. He sent it to us."
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Ariana Robshaw, 6, Trenton Gainer, 9, and Aubrey Wojcieszak, 7, are showing off some
of their skills on the parallel bars in gymnastics class.
Children are enjoying gymnastic class in which basic skills in gymnastics are being
taught. Children from the first through third grades (left to right), Lindsey Waldrop ,6,
Trenton Gainer, 9, Aubrey Wojcieszak, 7, Jerry McKee, 10, Ariana Robshaw, 6, Jonathon
Boromei, 8, and Morgan Brandel, 8, show off some of their moves on the parallel bars.
Children from first to
SA third grades are par-
ticipating in warm-up
exercises for their
class instructed by
Regina Knabe. Partic-
Hi ipating in the class
are: (left to right),
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Morgan Brandel, 8,
Jonathon Boromei, 8,
.. Q ; Jerry McKee, 10,
S Aubrey Wojcieszak,7,
S- 1 and Trenton Gainer, 9.
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED
The City of Okeechobee has tentatively adopted a measure to
increase its property tax levy.
LAST YEAR'S PROPERTY TAX LEVY:
A. Initially proposed tax levy ..., ....
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes.....
C. Actual property tax levy
THIS YEAR'S PROPOSED TAX LEVY
.. $ 275,754.00
ALL CONCERNED CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE TAX INCREASE TO BE HELD ON
SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
AT 5:01 P.M.
IN THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE COUNCIL CHAMBERS
55 SE 3R AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget
will be made at this hearing.
City of Okeechobee Fiscal Year 2006/2007
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE ARE 21% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
Milagg Pqr $,,00Q
General Fund 7.1899
GENERAL PUBLIC CAPITOL PROJ LAW ENFORCE- CDBG DEVELOPMENT TOTAL
ESTIMATFrfn REVENUES; FUND FACILITY FUND VEHICLES FD PROJECTS FUND ECONOMIC FUND BUDGET
Taxes: Millage Per $1000
Ad Valorem Taxes 7.1899 2,117,190 2,117,190
CAPITOL LEASE PROCEEDS 467,592 467,592
OTHER TAXES(INS.PREM. UTILITY,FRANCHISE LIC) 1,346,470 500,600 1,847,070
INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE 1,206,011 69.000 595,000 0 1,870,011
CHARGES FOR SERVICES 587.020 587,020
FINE, FORFEITURES AND PENALTIES 28,730 28,730
USES OF MONEY AND PROPERTY 90,600 20,000 7 110,607
OTHER REVENUE 146,807 430,596 577,403
TOTAL SOURCES 5,522,828 589,600 898,188 7 595,000 0 7,605,623
Transfers In 72,000 72,000
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 6,338,174 1,594,402 5,812 4,577 0 7,942,965
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS &
BALANCES., $11,861,002 $2,184,002 $976,000 .4. .$595.000 _.. _ 0 _$16,620,588
LEGISLATIVE 131,247 131,247
EXECUTIVE 161,618 161,618
CITY CLERK 182,672 182,672
FINANCIAL SERVICES 217,160 217,160
LEGAL COUNCIL 80,468 80,468
GENERAL GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES 503.162 603,162
LAW ENFORCEMENT 1,750,382 1,750,382
FIRE PROTECTION 1,179,437 1,179,437
TRANSPORTATION 1,271,169 695,000 1,966,169
CAPITAL PROJECT-VEHICLES 976,000 976,000
DEBT SERVICE 0
LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL FUND 4,584 4,584
CDBG GRANT FUND 595,000 595,000
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT 0 0
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $5,477,315 $695,000 $976,000 $4,584 $595,000 $0 7,747,899
OPERATING TRANSFER-OUT 72,000 72,000
FUND BALANCE/AND TRANSFER/RESERVES 6,311,687 1,489,002 0 0 0 0 7,800,689
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES $11,861,002 $2,184,002 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,62088
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND I OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
COMBINED STATEMENT OF PROJECTED REVENUES AND BUDGETED EXPENDITURES
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OCTOBER 1, 2006 TO SEPTEMBER 30. 2007
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
ARE 46.9% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
Ad Valorem- Okeecnobee Basin
Ad Valorem- Big Cypress Basin
Ad Valorem Everglades Restoration
Agricullural Prvilege Taxes
Licenses. Permils & Fees
COP ProceedsiCapital Leases
Funa Balance Designated
Operalag Transers (Net)
'Encumbrances Funded by Fund Balance
Encumbrances Funded by Fulure Revenue
'TOTAL PROJECTED REVENUES.
BALANCES AND TRANSFERS
'Comanoensive Everglades Rest Plan
District Everglades Program
Operallons & Maintenance
Comprehensive Everglades ResL Plan
Modeling & Scientific Support
District Eyerglades Program
Operation & Maintenance
Comprehensive Everglades Rest. Plan
Modeling & Scientific Support
Operations & Maintenance
District Everglades Program
Operations & Maintenance
Comprehensive Everglades Rest Plan
Modeling & Scientific Support
District Everglades Program
Operations & Maintenance
Comprehensive Everglades Rest, Plan
Modeling & Scientific Support
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES
5 100 550
245,805,368 399,857,004 568,722,501
3,740.620 50 809.191 92,063,060
1922.227 342.63z 62
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INTERNAL TRUST & TOTAL
SERVICE AGENCY TENTATIVE
FUND FUND BUDGET
11 658 125
5,087,430 171,173 1,217,643,476
1,000,000 156,240 147.769,111
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The following Everglades' students are achieving excellence in the classroom: Kinder-
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Woolv erton, Carley Ost.ovitz; first grade, Brianna Thomas, Destinee Brower, Joseph
Shirey, Jose Mata-Gonzalez, and Mitchell Johnson; second gra de students are: Dalton
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Briftney Kicklighter; third grade students are: Moriah -Gruber, Cassidy Bond, and
Chelsea Palm; fourth grade studentAs Jason Viens; and, fifth grade students.are: Eva
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many outstanding students.
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The following students are achieving excellence in their classroom during the week of
S pt. 9 through Sept. 15. In no particular order are: Kindergarten, Tamara Nelson, Jose
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Agnew; second grade, Meagan, Clay, Cassle Reardon, Josiah Villeda, Maria Benitez, and
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Septem-
ber 22, through Thursday, Septem-
ber 28, are as follows:
Theatre I -"Beerfest" (R) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "How to Eat Fried
Worms" (PG} Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
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(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
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4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
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Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes, all clean
useable items and is currently seek-
ing such items as baby clothes, fur-
niture, small appliances, tools, as
well as golf and fishing equipment.
Call Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
pick-up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are locat the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and tthe
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable,materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business, items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices; yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
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with lifesaving training, including
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Branch of the American Red Cross
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elderly are needed
SThe Long-Term Care Ombuds-
mhan Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
Ad Litem program
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neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
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needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
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CAMERA, In the park on Labor
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benefits. Reply to Box 1608,
C/O Okeechobee News, P.O.
Box 639, Okeechobee, FL,
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.
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
MOBILE HOME PARK.
Full or Part Time
Buckhead Ridge Resort
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (800)483-4279
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classifieds
For exp. Waitress & Cook.
Part time & full time.
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Ful Tme 025.
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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
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
Shop here first
The classified ads
Local construction company -
Looking 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
weian dolng theoss cnerer
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Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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
Big Cypress Reservation
Work with Family Services and Education
Departments to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. Bachelor's degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477 or resumes
Position available, must have a 2 or 4 year
degree in accounting or related field, good
computer and communication skills a plus.
Fax resume to (863)763-6169 or
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
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
POOL CAGE INSTALLER
& SCREEN ROOM INSTALLER.
Exp Only. Top Pay. Apply in
person at 928 SW Park St.
**Must Be Experienced**
Apply in person:
St. Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98 N.
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.
Fresenius Medical Care-NA
has IMMEDIATE OPENING
for an RN, F/T, good
benefits, Training provided.
Apply 201 SW 16 St.
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Desire to be successful
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Generous time off program
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Pressure Washing &
I n jn, I, l *i L r" Ii : 1 Fr,.-i
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
YOGI BUSH HOG
PET SITTING AVAILABLE
From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.
Air Condit;oners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets, Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Classtare, Etc. 560
Computer Video 5380
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household items 630)
Lamps., Lights 6-10
Medical Items 1350
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 7-10
A/C UNIT- Commercial, Bard,
4 ton A/C Package unit. Wall
mount, Was installed, Never
used. $750. (863)357-3400
DISHWASHER & WASHER-
both in good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
lk .- .,
Stacked. Less than 1 yr..old,
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE(ce-
ramic) like new, $450 for
both will sell separate
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
WASHER Kenmore, perfect
working cond., barely used,
.$80 Must sell!
BOOKS & KIDS TOYS, $8.50.
STEEL STORAGE CONTAINER
45'x8'x10'. You haul it. $350.
77?.-34.1045. Located in
DOORS (3), For mobile home.
$60 for all or will separate.
PIPE TRUSSES (10)
2.5" x 13.6' long. New, never
used. $200/all. 863-763-8872
ROOF PANELS 4' wide, 3" in-
sulation inside, 38' long. (4)
can cut to size. $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-5011
ROOF PANS (20), 12" alumi-
num, 9' long. $200 for all or
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 &
REVOLVER PISTOL- Colt offi-
cers 22 cal. $550. Firm.
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $800. 357-5754
BOWFLEX EXTREME, less
than 1 yr. old, $600 or best
STATIONARY BIKE- Like new,
HUMIDIFIER- large, almost
new, $25 (863)467-7659
SILK TREE BUSHES (2) Ask-
ing $50 for both wilt sell sep-
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, .30 ctw.
-Will sacrifice at $400
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, 1/4 ctw.
$200 (863)634-9620 Okee-
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
JAZZY LIKE PWR. WHLCHAIR.
MPronto-54) Up to 300 lbs.
ed. size lift chair; Both good
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
SCOOTER, Electric, perfect
condition, used very little, w/
charger & instructions, can de-
liver. $1250 (863)634-6491
WALKER- 4 wheels, basket
and seat, paid $200, never
used, will s lli for $75
AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
FAX FILM CARTRIDGES (2),
For Brothers, PC 201 & PC
301. $29.90 for both or will
FOG MACHINE, Perfect for
GAS CYLINDER, 1001b., 1/3
full, 1 'year old, $75 neg.
HOT TUB SEATS 5
As is. Complete w/pumps.
$250 or best offer.
Kirby Gen.3 Vacuum w/tech
drive, (5) wood posts 10'
long. 52" ceiling fan.
$400/all, will sep. 763-5011
TANNING BED stand up, by
The Tanning Hut, w/28 bulbs,
asking $800. (863)634-9119
TRAILER, '93 Rayside, double
axle, 4 ton capacity, tree bar,
2' 5/16" ball & ramps,
WATER TANK- 800 gal, $50.
ACCORDION- 120 base but-
tons; 41 treble, 18:5" long,
191bs, exc cond, $500
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
DRUM SET, Coda, wine color,
used about 10 min., pd
$1200, asking $600.
ELECTRIC SIGNS- (2) Comm'l
grade. 4'x10', 20"x8'.
$500/both, will sell separate.
ORGAN, Yamaha, $300
PIANO w/bench $100 or best
YAIVIAHA 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
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $200
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
DRAPES- Burdiie custom
lined. Mulit pr 'iel 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
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150.
BUNK BEDS- Wooden, Desk &
drawers attached. $50. or'
best offer. (863)B834-3651
CHINA CABINET off white, 2
pc. w/shelves and lights up.
$75/neg. (772)597-0650 ,
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 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/both, will sell separate.
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.
Wall unit. Oak colored wood,
Excellent condition. $150. or
best offer. (863)467-2887
HIDE A BED COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT, $400. 863-234-1067
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
MISC. FURNITURE Recliner-
RockerjTable w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top toffee tbl., $125/all,
will sell sep. 863-763-8828
OFFICE SET, Matching con-
temporary style desk, 5 drawer
file cabinet, 2 book shelves.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
RECLINER, Lane, swivels &
rocks too. Good condition.
SOFA, 92", Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
SOFA- asking $50 in good
SOFA, Contemporary fabric,
matching leather chair & foot-
stool, end tables & lamps.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
TWO MAUVE CHAIRS
Recliners. Lg. wall mirror,
40"x47". $220/all, will sell
WATERBED- 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
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.
MAG For Ruger Mini14, 40
round steel Federal, not
used, $60. Ask for Ross
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 gal
w/stand and accessories
FISH AQUARIUM- Executive
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base, filters, etc $900
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.
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
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,
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Male, 4
months old. White & tan,
AKC Papers. $500
RESTAURANT BOOTHS- (10)
large wooden, you haul, all
for $150 (863)697-6464
CRAB TRAPS (2), $15 for both
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12'
new, still in box. $85
LARGE MOUTH BASS- 20lbs
+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $105 (863)610-1276
POOL TABLE LIGHT- Round
SELF CLIMBING TREE STAND
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
ICOM 144MHZ FM
229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
JVC SP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good corndion. i,75
SUB WOOFERS (21. 15" Ouajr
turn. $300 (863) 34-64 76
BIG SCREEN TV, 48 wimh
:,;s1. 500n 8 ,3.23,.-l067
MITSUBISHI BIG CF(EEN IV-
40", beautiful p: lure 1300
or best offer (863)467-2194
RCA 27" COLOR Tl
2yrs. old. $100.
TELEVISION 1T Sanyo
w/remote, a inQr 1T5
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134
AIR COMPRESSOR, 2hp w/25
gallons tank. $75
CIRCULAR SAW 11 amp,
Black & Decker, 7 1/4", good
cond., $25. (863)634-1479
For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip. trlr. & More.
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
al 25' spool gun. Weld S/S
steel, steel & alum. $1600.
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, W/alum. spool gun, 2
tanks w/flow mtrs. plasma
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
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Productes 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce B20
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
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & more! Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or
For bedding or mulch. (41)
$250. Will sell separately.
CHEROKEE, 15.2 hands, Reg.
Gentle disposition. Neg. Cog-
ins/UTD vacs., Exp. rider
DOC BAR MARE- Born in '96-
'97, $1000. (863)467-1617
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $900. or
TB GELDING, 18 yrs, Beautiful
Bay, 17 hands, exp. rider,
western/english, great horse.
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, ur,,
good, needs rear end, fiS
RIDING MOWER, S.naip,,r 12
HP, 30" cu 1.00.
After (863146 1. i9c..8
Professional, $275 or best
SOWS- (3) Chester Whites.
3001bs., only 2 yrs. old.
$300/all, will sell separate.
PONY TAIL 5FT Palm, huge
pot, very healthy, 10,r; 'ld
$125 or best offer
Business Places 910
,iFam Property -
House Rent 93.0
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.,
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call
OKEECHOBEE EFFICIENCY- Ig
bedroom, in -owni, nio pil';,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo.
Behind Cap. D's. 2 Bdrm., 2
Ba. House. Frig., Stove, Dish-
washer & W/D, 4 person limit
$950 mo. + 1st, last& $600.
sec. dep. (863)634-5780
Villa, 2br/2ba, $900 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env., no pets, lawn maint., 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750
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.
Moorehaven 3BR/2BA, All
appliances included, 30' 1 car
g arage, $1400/mo. 2 avail.
ct. 1st. 863-946-3333
Call Pritchards'GMAC Real
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrrm., 2 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood, red hse. at corner of
36th & 24th, huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some util. (863)634-3451
70E behind Bills Mini Mart, FL
room & covered porch, lawn
care & water provided, fenced
yard, no pets. $750/mo. &
$500 sec. (863)763-0648
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br, 2ba,
$700. mo. + 1st, last & sec.
No pets (863)763-6232
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Call Judy (863)467-0831
For sale or lease,
1600 sq. ft., avail., now
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 104')
Lots Sale 1015
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
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
al H HH Sw. 863-634-1867
REMODELED: 1 BR/1 BA
1 S:.irv P.udiding lO Cl im LI
ApH5 's.'8 9 le0 1.286:f i6:i .5i2
CBS FSBO, new, 04, 2/2/2
maple cabinets, walk in clos-
ets, hurricane shutters, other
upgrades, lot 124x125.
100% financing available.
( (239) 9 8 9 -5 0 63
Located at 1761 NE 3rd St.,
2 story, fenced yard, possible
owner financing. Florida
Properties of Ft. Pierce, LLC
How fast can your car
go? It can go even master
when you sell it in the
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
AIR PARK, Piid riedu:,:d,
tic.'1 at 4000lI ii iihti, run-
I.. y iI 49, 'f,01. 863.-, -i- .,
OKEE., S.W. Section. Seclud-
ed 5 ac, 1200 sq ft Steel
,jili Ponid House pad, City
a ,fer (863)697-9926
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each
or best offer. (407)973-6503
15 miles east
W l: 0tnH'V 6y 0 .l.;.e-
view lots, tree covered, no
M/H's. 50'x200' $25K,
100'x200' $60K, 200'x 87'
$110K. Free Community
Boat Launch & Marina.
863-696-4038 or cell:
863-944-2460 or email:
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
M/H FRONT DOOR 73"x32"
BHRW/F 3/2 Doublewide
$800mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
$250 or best offer.
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, 10mths. old fixed male,
shots/wormed. Needs room to
run. $1100. 239-425-5605
FISH AQUARIUM- 25 gal
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
a qbm e 46
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
Par Tie .Il
14 Okeechobee News, Friday, September 22, 2006
AIRBOAT-13'"BIG 0" '99
220 groundpower mtr., grass
rake, cage, new wood prop.
BAYRUNNER '92, 100hp Mer-
cury. $2000 (863)697-9806
BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14',
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
COBIA, 207", no motor, magic
tilt trailer, $1000 or best of-
GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat
Bottom w/new trolling motor
& oars, 2 cush. seats $325,
will sep. 863-509-3260
HYDRASPORT, '85, 19', 3"
aluminum trailer. Needs work
$1500. or best offer.
SWEETWATER, '91, 20' tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
no tir., can deliver, $3000 or
best offer. (863)467-8161
KEYSTONE CAMPER 32'2002
w/ Super slider, Very good
cond. Lot rent $215/mth.
POP UP CAMPER- '95, Viking,
With A/C, (Does fit in a full
size P/U). $700. or best of-
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER, '93,
w/trailer, cover, garage kept,
needs tuneup & battery,
FISHING OUT RIGGERS- alu-
minum, asking $100
POLYMER 6'X12'X1/4" SHEET
RACING PISTONS, Suzuki 600
GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
RED FOUR WHEELER '06-
110/standard, ridden twice,
SWAMP BUGGY- Custom
built, runs good, elec start,
hi-low range, call for details
VW SANDRAIL- 1600cc, 2
seater, In great shape.
$2500. or trade for a 4
BUICK CENTURY- '95, 4 new
tires & battery. $1200.
Runs good, a/c, $2500 or best
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2
door, Good cond., Runs,
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500. 863-673-6266
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, motivated seller,
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
Ford Mustang, '94, sporty,
tinted windows, stereo, a/c,
fast car, great on gas, stick,
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
SCougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 4dr,
68k, Clean, Runs good, Cold
air. $1500. or best offer.
4 cyl., A/C, CD, 4 dr. blue,
manual. $900 Iv. msg.
HONDA CIVIC- '89, A/C, 4 cyl.
5 spd, CD Player, Runs,
Good cond. $900.
(863)763-7507 Leave msg
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS-
'96, Good gas mileage, Ex-
cellent condition $3000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000/neg.
MERCURY SABLE- '89, 3.0
motor. Needs transmission.
Excellent parts car. $75. or
best offer. (863)763-0967
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SE
'98, Dark green, a/c, all pow-
er, leather interior, immacu-
late. $3990 (863)467-6110
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. .$200. or best offer.
TOYOTA COROLLA'99 LE
5 spd, loaded, very clean,
38mpg, runs perfect. $3950.
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
FORD F350, '92, 4x4, V8, 410
auto, 10' dump, 18" sides,
dually, $4200 or best offer.
GAS CLUB CAR '95
GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/bat-
tery charger, runs & looks
Yamaha '05, $3500
CADILLAC 500 MOTOR, $850
CHEVY WAGON '82 Good
motor parts. $150 or best
CHROME RIMS, brand new,
18x7.5, 5 lug, only asking
DODGE RUNNING GEAR, 1
ton, Dana 60-70, 456 gears.
$1300 (561)719-9391 after
HEAVY DUTY SPISER TRANS.
5 spd.; standard, for big
trucks. Reconditioned. $850.
HONDA MCGX240 8.0
Go Kart motor. Like new
cond., only 5 hrs. $200.
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION,
For '99 Lexus. $600
(561)719-9391 after 6pm
PARTS FOR'77 OR '79 POST-
AL JEEP- front grill, radiator,
both for $75 (863)946-1189
SATURN 2004 RADIO/CD
factory. $100. 863-467-8038
SPARE TIRE- For Ford F150
P235/75R/15. Less than 50
miles. $50. (863)509-3260
SPARE TIRE HOLDER, For
' pickup bed, brand new. $15
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
TIRES/RIMS- Set of four, for
truck 35" GM, 8 lug, BF Goo-
drich 35/12/50, Helo rims.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467
CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 24"
fiberglass box, A/C, Runs,
Good condition. $2500.
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
CHEVY S10- '97, Needs motor
or will sell for parts. $ 300.
or best offer. (863)763-8201
DANA 70 FRONT & REAR
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
DODGE DAKOTA '94 New
motor, cold a/c, new tires &
brakes. Runs good. $2500.
863-634-1254 in Okee
FORD F250 '95, manual trans.,
long bed, bed liner, a/c,
am/fm/cass., runs great.
FORD F350 '84 4 dr., 4X4,
460 V8, Edelbrock, new pwr.
king tires, needs paint & muf-
fler. $2500. 863-634-6341
FORD RANGER XL-'95, cold
A/C, 136K, $1000. Or best
GMC 1985, show potential,
strong engine, sound.body &
nice interior, bedliner,
JEEP 4X4 '91-Needs rear end
work. $200 or best offer.
6x12, tandem axle, brand new.
DUMP TRAILER, -$2500.
TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2'x
5 1/2'w, pull out ramps
OPEN TRAILER -'07
6x12. Tandem axle, 3' sides,
brand new. $1500.
I Puli Notice
NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS AND REGULAR MEETING
OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the
Coqulna Water Control District that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the
landowners of the Coqulna Water Control District will be held on Wednesday Oc-
tober 11, 2006 at 9:00 A.M. at the Administration Annex Building, Okeechobee
County Extension Office, Small Conference Room, 458 Highway 98 N., Okeecho-
bee, Flodda, forthe following purposes:
1. Elect one supervisor;
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other businesA s as may propdy come before the meeting.
Immediately following, the Board of Supervisors tor Coquina Water Control District
Swill hold a meeting at 9:30 A.M. A copy of the proposed agenda may be obtained
upon request from the undersigned. If any person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting; that person
will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes that person may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings which includes the testi-
motny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, is made. Any person
wishing to speak at the meeting must have their name and topic placed on the
agenda one week before the date of the meeting. All property owners within the
district are invitedto attend.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilithes Act, persons needing a special
Accommodation or an Interpreter to participate in the proceedings should contact
the Dtrict's Ofice by calling (863) 763-4601 at least two (2) days prior to the
date of the meeting.
Notice: Coquina Water Control District has an ongoing aquatic spraying program,
willard M. Byars
haireman of the Board of Supervisors
504 NW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972-2570
63078 ON 9/22,29/06
CHEVY CONVERSION VAN-
'85, New tires, Runs good,
A/C, Frig. $1100.
DODGE UTILITY VAN '95-
: 54K, 1 owner, good condi-
tion, $1500 (863)983-4743
FORD CLUB WAGON '98
good cond., runs good.
3200 Firm. 863-697-6473
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER'96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500. Neg. 863-763-3190
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- '95,
Good work van. $1000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on October 06, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
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1992 Green Ford Explorer
2000 Green Jaguar S-'ype
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NALI NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles will be sold In "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
163567 ON 9/22/2006
One man's trash is anot-
er an'streasuro, TIn
your trash to treasure
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I Puli Notice
Puli Notice I
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading aof the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 959: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY TO COMMERCIAL;
PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FUTURE LAND
USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Appli-
cation No. 06-015-SSA submitted by property owners Kay and Wes Harvin, Sr.
and Wes Harvin, Jr. The request Is to change the Future Land Use designation
from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at 306 Northwest
4th Street. Legal description: Lots 9 and 10 of Block 106, City of Okeechobee
Subdivision, Plat Book Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida
and is approximately 0.3 acre(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of.the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voiced)or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamltea, CMC, C CLERK
163828 ON 9/22/06
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
THE GROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Special Organizational Meeting of the The Grove
Community Development District will be held at 2:00 p.m. on October 3, 2006, in
in Room B111 of IRCC Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972. The purpose of the Special Meeting is to organize the District,
consider engagement of professionals and conduct any and all other business
coming before the Board.
Said meetings may be continued from time to time as may be found necessary. A
copy of the Agenda for this meeting may be obtained by contacting the District
Manager on their toll free number (877) 737-4922 at least five (5) days prior to
the date of the meeting.
If any person decideides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting; such person will need a record of the proceeding and
such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made
at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence
on which the appeal is based.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabiittes Act, any person
requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at this meeting
should contact the District Manager on their toll free number (877) 737-4922 at
least seven (7) days priorto the date of the particular meeting.
The Grove Community Development District
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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-
thy at (8639 462-5000, ext. 273, orVal Marone at (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 mei-mber of the Friends of the
Okeechobee Library is invited to attend and is eligible' to6 be nomi-
nated for the following the positions of president, vice president,
secretary and treasurer. For information, call Marion Davis at (863)
GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers ,on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a
personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which will
include courtroom observation and independent study. For informa-
tion, call (772)785-5804.
4-A starts miniature horse club
A new 4-H Miniature Horse Club will hold its first meeting Thurs-
day, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98. All inter-
ested parties age 8 and up are welcome. For information, call Dawn
Robbins at (863) 763-6469.
OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment committee
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 meeting.
TV star to speak at local conference
Kirk Cameron, star of "Growing Pains" and the "Left Behind-
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W 28th St., as one
of the speakers of the Worldview Weekend Conference. Ray Com-
fort, Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse will also
speak. The conference is Friday, Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m. and
again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is
$35 for both days. Everyone 11 years old and up is invited. The con-
ference comes highly recommended from Josh McDowell, Dr. David
Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many others. Come learn about
worldview. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525; or, visit
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hostingthe second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of 8 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and the
first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be awarded
for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until 8 a.m. Cof-
fee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be provided during the
awards presentations. For information on sponsorships and team
sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at (863) 824-
2702. All proceeds will go to the'United Way of Okeechobee.
Martha's House hosting dinner
Martha's House will host a free dinner for the public on Monday,
Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on
U.S. 98 N. The dinner is being held to recognize October as Domes-
tic Violence Awareness Month, honor survivors, bring awareness to
domestic violence and to show appreciation to the community for
donations that are given throughout the year. The guest speaker will
be Dr. Sandra Blanton. There will also be entertainment. To RSVP,
call (863) 763-2893. If there is no answer, please leave a message.
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.
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.
Chamber will resume gun classes
The Gun Handling and Safety Class will resume Thursday, Oct.
12, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. The class
will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, to
go to the shooting range. For information, call the Chamber office at
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the
Hamrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14,
and Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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. D.J.
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 break-
fast will be served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
.Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. They are seeking' donations of baby
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes,
strollers, car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds
from the yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant
women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organiza-
tions to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main
Street in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Cham-
ber of Commerce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door
trick-or-treating. The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday,
Oct. 31, in the park downtown and it will be free. If you would like
to sponsor a booth, prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863)
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person,
or a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made
out to the OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School,
2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be
reserved for Okeechobee school employees. For information, con-
tact 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. Second St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering
religious 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 be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releas-
ing a person's potential and is essential for physical and emotional
health. For information, call (863) 763-3736.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) ,462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability of
internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or (863.1
610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer, please
leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infantsto age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor orwould
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863)
634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Monhdai s from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohs firstname.lastname@example.org.