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Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by area
residents that a group called
Florida EMTs & Paramedics is
soliciting money over the tele-
This is not a local organiza-
tion, and could possibly be
based in Canada.
Callers are asking for dona-
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If contacted by the group, do
not donate money.
Good hooks first
win of season
Chad Good hooked his first
win of the Wave Worms HT3 Pro
Tour Saturday afternoon at
Okee-Tantie Marina with 11.95
lbs. of bass. He used Wave
Worms black and blue craw-
dudes to flip the reeds and grass
line to bring in his winning fish.
Good took home a $3,200 check
for his efforts.
Seventy-five pro anglers left
Okee-Tantie at safe light Satur-
day morning and began coming
back in at 2:30 p.m. for weigh-
ihs. The Wave Worms HT3 Pro
Tour has open weigh-ins from
2:30 until 4 p.m. in order to cut
down on wait time.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Home Depot plans local store
By Pete Gawda
It appears that Okeechobee
shoppers may have another
store to choose from if Home
Depot's plans to open a store in
the old K-Mart Plaza come to
,At tonight's meeting of the
Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals, Okeechobee 441 LLC
property owner and The Home
Depot USA, Inc., applicant, are
scheduled to request a special The applicant plans to demol-
exception to allow for a retail ish these buildings that occupy
facility of more than 20,000 92,618 square feet and construct
square feet. a^ building of about 104,000
County ordnances require a square feet and a garden center
special exception if a retail build- 'of more than 34,00.0 square feet.
ing of more than 20,000 feet'is I For comparison, Wal-Mart
built. insiststs of 192,929 square feet.
The property is about 16.5 O Oflicials of Home Depot did
acres and is located at the inter-' not return telephone calls seek-
section of US. 441 S. and S.E.' ing comment by newspaper
28th Street. It currently contains, deadline.
two vacant buildings that origi-:. In addition to the Home
nally housed U-Save, Eckerd's .Depot issue, the board is sched-
and K-Mart. ruled to consider one .other spe-
cial exception, two requests for
changes in zoning, a request for
installation of a used dwelling
unit and a request for variance
from rear setback requirements.
Roger and Laurie Elgin have
requested to install a used
dwelling unit in a residential
mixed zoning district on N.E.
Brad Walpole is building a
new house in a residential single.
family zoning district on N.W.
Fourth Street. After the house
was under construction, it was
discovered that it encroached 3.9
feet into the required 15-foot set-
back from the. property line. Mr.
Walpole is requesting a waiver of
the setback requirements.
Steven Griffin, applicant and
226 Trees LLC, property owner
have two requests before the
board. They are requesting a
change in zoning from residen-
tial rural to agriculture for their
S.R. 70 W. property.
In connection with this
See Store-Page 2
in Martin County
By Eric Kopp
, An Okeechobee man is back
in the Martin County Jail where
he is being held without bond
after new charges have been
filed against him by- the state
attorney's office in Martin Coun-
Assistant Stale Attorney Ted
Rudolph said Monday, Sept. 25,
that he has filed second-degree
murder charges against Brian
Justin Godwin, 20.
to the Martin
charged with Brian
ter in con-
nection with the death of a 19-
year-old man- after he was
allegedK struck by Godvin..,
Godwin %vas released Sept. 7
alter posting $600,000 bond.
See Murder Page 2
By Chauna Aguilar
While on routine patrol
southbound on Northwest
Fifth Avenue within the vicinity
of the 100 block, Sergeant
Dawn Wendt of the Okee-
chobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) noticed the
odor of smoke in the area.
As she began investigating
the odor by circling blocks to
find the origin she saw smoke
coming from Capital Pawn
building located at 400 N.W.
Park St. and she immediately
notified dispatch to have the
Okeechobee City Fire Depart-
ment respond to the emer-
Due to the diligence of the
city police sergeant, the fire
department was able to quickly
respond to the structure fire.
City firefighters arrived to heavy
smoke coming from the build-
See Fire Page 2
The northwest end of the Capital Pawn builaing naa an
electrical fire that began with the wiring from this exhaust
fan on Friday, Sept. 22.
By Pete Gawda
Customers of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
could see their water bills go up
if OUA's proposed rate sched-
ule for the coming fiscal years
When the OUA board of
directors meets today at 8:30
a.m., they will conduct a public
hearing before giving final
approval to a new rate sched-
ule and budget.
Under the proposed rate
schedule water rates would go
up 6 percent and wastewater
rates would go up 7 percent.
Currently, the base facility
charge for water only for a resi-
dential customer with a 3/4-
inch meter is $15.21. Under the
proposed rate schedule, it
would be $16.12.
Residential customers with
See OUA-Page 2
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Capital Pawn: Minimal damage to merchandise
Joel Brown, a family member of the Capital Pawn owners, assists in the clean up of the
building following the electrical fire on Friday, Sept. 22, around 6:30 p.m. The shelf to
the left contained the company's supplies which were damaged. The shelves to the
right contained the merchandise that customers have pawned. The items took very lit-
tle water damage with the initial extinguishing of the blaze, then they were covered for
protection by the city firefighters.
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M murder to say that the punch caused the
victim to be unresponsive and fall
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Mr. Rudolph said the"new" water was about 2-feet deep,"
charge came about- 'based-en the- added his report. -
evidence and what witnesses have Detective Schimelfanick went
told me." on to state that a bystander who
He went on to say no one else apparently saw the initial punch
has been charged in the case. then went to Mr. McCarthy's aid. As
MCSO records indicate Brett the bystander was "aiding the vic-
McCarthy died after he was tim, a second punch was delivered
allegedly struck by Godwin while to the head area of the victim,
at an Aug. 27 party on a sandbar which was delivered in back of the
near Sailfish Point in Stuart. bystander," wrote the detective.
MCSO deputies were called to Mr. McCarthy was taken to Mar-
the sand bar, which is located in tin Memorial Hospital South. He
the St. Lucie Waterway and to the died the next afternoon.
west of the St. Lucie Inlet, around In a second report, the detective
4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. stated that an autopsy indicated
MCSO Detective ITodd that Mr. McCarthy's death was
Schimelfanick stated in his report caused by severe traumatic injury
that witnesses told him that numer- and was ruled a homicide.
ous fights had erupted and the Mr. One witness apparently identi--
McCarthy had been punched in the fled Godwin after being shown his
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request, they are asking for a spe-
cial exception to allow a mine in
an agriculture zoning district.
The other request for a change
in zoning comes from'Sylvester
and Penny Bulter. They are
requesting a change in zoning
from residential single family to
residential general for S.E. Second
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a 3/4-inch meter are now paying
$15.75 for a wastewater base
facility charge. The new rate
schedule would charge them
The proposed budget would
give a 5 percent raise to all
employees and create four heW
The total estimated revenue
under the new budget would be
$13,132,235 and the estimated
expenses would be $13,114,365.
In addition to the budget and
rate schedules, there are several
optional items on the agenda that
Street property. If approved, this
zoning change would allow for
A second public hearing on
the above requests for zoning
changes will be held before the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners at 9 a.m.
at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.
Tonight's meeting will be held
at the same location and will
begin at 7 p.m.
the board could act on if they so
choose, or action could be
deferred to the next regular meet-
ing on Oct. 10. These items
include a pay request for rehabili-
tating four lift stations, a change
of scope amendment associated
with the emergency pumping sta-
tion at the surface water treat-
ment plant, updates of technical
specifications and acquisition of a
private water system.
The meeting will be held in the
OUA building at 100 S.W. Fifth
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ing. Police relayed information of.
the fire beginning in the north-
west corner of the building.
The owner of the building, Gil
Culbreth, told police that since
the building was built in the
1920s, it contained a majority of
lighter pine, which is extremely
flammable. This information was
forwarded to City Fire Chief Herb
Smith by OCPD Detective Bill
Firefighters gained entrance to
the building by breaking the glass
front door. Firefighters entered
the building from the front and
The fire was located at the
northwest corner of the building
where they used approximately,
300 gallons of water to extinguish
The electricity was shut off at
the panel boxes and the water to
the building was shut off as well.
Chief Smith's team of firefight-
ers and volunteers worked with
the backup support of the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue. They
proceeded to investigate poten-
tial fire extensions in the attic of
the building by using a thermal
"The fire was put out within
20-30 minutes of arrival, but the
most dangerous points were
investigating and finding the
hotspots in the attic," said Chief
Smith. "There are only two ways
to find .these slow burning fires -
either take the whole roof off to
physically see where they are, or
use the thermal scanners within
the area to visibly look for the
Firefighters chose to go into
the attic with the cameras to find
all these spots to ensure that
another larger fire did not ignite,
and to try to limit costly repairs
for the owners.
Hotspots found were extin-
guished while other firefighters
performed salvage and overhaul
of the building, which included
removing building material that
was involved in the fire and using.
exhaust fans to ventilate the
Firefighters remained on the
scene until morning, 'checking
the areas for hotspots with the
thermal camera every 30 min-
In all, the fire involved city
police, city firefighters, volunteer
firefighters and county firefighters
to successfully extinguish the fire
Store manager Juan Garcia
spoke with Detective Saum stat-
ing that he had closed the store in
normal fashion around 6 p.m. Mr.
Garcia told Detective Saum that
there had been some electrical
problems in the past at the end of
2005, but electrical contractors
had repaired the problems,
which had ceased since that
time. Nothing unusual was noted
by any of the employees when'
they closed.up that evening.
District Manager Ken Egan of
Capital Pawn Corporation had
visited the Okeechobee location
earlier that day, and arrived back
at the scene that evening around
7:30 p.m. He stated to police that
his main concern was that no
one was injured.
He has remained to assist Mr.
Garcia with the clean up process
to reopen the store as soon as
Mr. Egan expressed his appre-
ciation on behalf of himself and
the Capital Pawn Corporation to
Sgt. Wendt and the firefighters
involved in limiting the damages
to their building and their cus-
Mr. Egan was pleased at the
lengths the firefighters went to
preserve the merchandise and
computer systems by covering
the shelves, with plastic sheeting
in order to prevent items from
being damaged by water. The
firefighters even went on to
unnecessarily apologizing for get-
ting their merchandise wet from
the first initial extinguishing of the
Fire Marshal Greg Gilkey
arrived at the scene around 8:05
p.m. He located the source of the
fire in the buildings rear attic area
and ruled the blaze as an acci-
dental electrical fire.
"I would rank the Okee-
chobee firefighters as the best. I
am a district manager of Capital
Pawn Corporation, and we could
only hope that the fire depart-
ments in the communities of our
eight other locations could be as
good as this one," said Mr. Egan..
"Customer's damage was very
minimal, if any, due to the quick
response time of the sergeant
and the fire departments. The fire
department even left a fireman
on guard all night to ensure that
no additional fires were started.
This also helped us with security
on the remaining merchandise
within the store as the door was
open all night due to the entry.
We cannot express enough
Said Chief Smith: "This fire
had terrible potential for a com-
mercial fire, which could have
been a disaster. Timing allowed
us to get to the fire before it got to
the free burning stage."
The building inspector was
expected to look at the building
on Monday afternoon.
Capital Pawn is hoping to
reopen by the end of the week.
Customers who would like
more information pertaining to
their merchandise can call the
Sebring location at (863) 402-
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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 26,2006
Foley's aide holds local hours
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R-16th District) will be in room 106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Ms. Decker will also be available by phone at (863) 763-6441.
Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
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 produc-
Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
Interviews for applications for this program are by.appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 26, 2006 3
Seminole welcomes fall into the classroom
FCAT Information Night is
scheduled for Oct. 3. This special
evening for the parents of students
in grades three to five
will provide an
overview of FCAT.
Each grade level is
and suggestions for
parents to assist their chil-
dren at home. We invite parents to
join us from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the
cafeteria for this night of informa-
Seminole is very excited to be
implementing a new computer
program, Destination Reading. The
program supports our reading
series with colorful, interactive
computer activities that allow stu-
dents to review and practice their
We would like to welcome our
new kindergarten teacher, Ms.
Bridgette Buehrly. Ms. Buehrly
comes to us from Michigan and is
excited to meet her students and
work with the parents. Welcome
The kindergarten students
enjoyed a wonderful time eating
lunch with their grandparents.
Thank you to all the parents in Mrs.
Jordan's room who have come for
a conference. As we work together,
your child will achieve excellence.
Mrs. Peterson's students are
working on letter Pp and reviewing
Mm, Rr, Ss, and Tt. We are also
learning the sight words I, like, a,
the, and my. In math we are still
working on patterning. We will be
talking about Johnny Appleseed
this week. Our Student of the Week
is Alberto Garcia. Last week was
Kyle Boney. Happy Birthday to
Reyes Rodriguez. Thank you for all
the parents who attended our first
Remember to do homework with
your child every night and sign the
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
class are learning to write question
sentences. They are practicing this
skill by writing questions about
items hidden in Mrs. O'Bannon's
special treasure box. They are also
learning additional strategies to
help them memorize the basic
addition facts. This week they prac-
ticed counting on and using the
number line. During story time,
they are enjoying listening to the
adventures of Junie B. Jones. Con-
gratulations to our first two Stu-
dents of the Week, Eduardo Plas-
cencia and Cynthia Rubio, who
both demonstrate excellent citizen-
ship in the classroom.
Miss Dominick's class is learn-
ing about Johnny Appleseed. Many
of the children had apple cider for
the first time this week! We had a
discussion on how it is made and
how it is different from apple juice.
We will be learning about 1/2 and
whole this week, also using apples.
We are having a blast welcoming
fall into our classroom!
Congratulations to Ricky Perez
and Erik Santibanez in Mrs. Elder's
class for reaching 100 steps on our
100 Book Challenge. Congratula-
tions to Verenice Leon for being
Student of the Week. She is very
good at helping other students get
on the computer for AR tests. She is
also top AR points in second grade
with 7.5 points. Matthew Guillen
was Student of the Week last week.
He is always ready to help. In math
we are having fun graphing favorite
animated movies, seasons, and
Mrs. Perry's class is learning
about characters in our story of the
week "Wilson Sat Alone". We are
also working on different addition
strategies in math, and having a
great time with our Quick Quizzes
on our math facts! Congratulations
to our Student of the Week for the
week of 9/18, Trevor Thomas. And
our star this week is Jahnise
Pizarro. Our outstanding reader
this week is Morgan Bolan. She is
leading our class with over 120
steps in 100 Book Challenge and
has top AR points! Way to go Mor-
gan. An honorable mention goes
to Gabriel Hernandez in second
place in 100 Book Challenge and
Jessieca Pittman for AR points.
Ms. Martin's class is proud of
their Students of the Week; Evan
Soto, Kelsey Schoomaker, and
Ramiro Lara. They are busy work-
ing on math facts and working
hard toward our class goal for 100
Book Challenge. Parents, please
encourage your child to read, read,
and read. Please sign those reading
Mrs. McClanahan: Student of
the Week is Leonardo Torres. The
students are busy reading their 100
Book Challenge books in class and
at home. In science the class is
working on force and motion.
Ms. Rucks, P.E. teacher, would
like to thank students and parents
for making our swimming pro-
gram a success. A very special
thank you goes to Ms. Tina Tima-
jero, Ms. Becky Runyon, Ms.
Joanne Briochi, and Ms. Kay
McCool. These ladies assisted Ms.
Rucks with instruction and supervi-
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Jerry Lee Anderson
Jerry Lee Anderson, age 85, of
Okeechobee, died Sept. 24, 2006,
in Fort Myers.
Mr. Anderson was born Jan. 3,
1921, in Okee-
chobee, to Alva
and Ida Ander-
son. He was a
dent of Okee-
Management. Jerry Lee
Mr. Anderson Ad rson
proudly served Anderson
our country in
the U.S. Army during WWII. He
was of the Baptist faith and
Mr. Anderson is survived by:
his wife of 56 years, Lorieta Ander-
son; two sons, Michael Anderson
of Okeechobee and Daniel (Mary)
Anderson of Fort. Myers; twelve
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchil-
dren; and, several nieces and
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006,
at Bass Okeechobee Funeral-
Funeral services will be at 10
a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 27,
2006, at First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee with Pastor Whipple
officiating. Interment will follow at
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Tiffany Jo Nichols
Tiffany Jo Nichols, age 22, of
Culleoka, Tenn., died Thursday,
Mrs. Nichols was born April 1,
1984, in Boynton Beach.
Mrs. Nichols is preceded in
death by: her grandmother, Betty
She is survived by: her hus-
band, Chris Nichols; three sons, Ti
Kieth Nichols, Levi Allen Nichols
and Leland Francis Nichols; father,
Clay Allen, all of Culleoka; mother,
Vanessa Walker of Kentucky; step-
sister, Stephany Hallberg of Port-
land, Ore.; grandparents, Nathan
and Elaine Allen, (formerly of
Okeechobee), of Linden, Tenn.;
grandmother, Phyllis DeBord of
New Port Beach, Ore; several
uncles, aunts, cousins; and, many
Funeral services were held
Monday at Young Funeral Home,
Linden, Tenn. with Aaron Warnick
officiating. Interment was at the
Dr. O.A. Kirk Memorial Cemetery
Donald G. Hite
Donald G. Hite, age 78, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Sept.
24, 2006, at United Methodist
Memorial Home in Warren, Ind.
Mr. Hite was born July 30,
1928, in Banquo, Ind., the son of
Troy L. and Mabel Pearl (Hiatt)
Mr. Hite retired in 1992, after
1'8 years as a tool and die
machinist for United Technolo-
gies in Huntington, Ind. He was a
member of the A Liner Camping
Organization and the Lutheran
Church, both in Okeechobee. Mr.
Hite married Ilo VanBuskirk on
Sept. 9, 1945, in Huntington, Ind.
and she preceded him in death
on May 14, 2001. He is also pre-
ceded in death by: two sisters,
Edna May Hite and Wilma Max-
ine Keith; nephew, Charles Lee
Brown and companion, Lucille
He is survived by: sister,
Dorothy Louise Walter of Hunt-
ington; a nephew, Bill (Sally)
Keith of North Webster, Ind.;
and, three nieces, Vickie (Roger)
Hoover of Huntington, Ind.,
Karen (John) Moore of Hunting-
ton, Ind., and Bonnie (Jack) Con-
rad of Tucson, Ariz.
There will be no visitation or
Memorial contributions may
be sent to the Hospice of North-
east Indiana or the United
Methodist Memorial Home
Scholarship Fund in care of Bai-
ley-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park
Drive, Huntington, Ind. 46750.
Online condolences to the
family may be sent to www.bai-
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the direction and care of the Bai-
ley-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park
Drive, Huntington, Ind., 46750.
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REPUBLICANS: I don't think Foley and Shaw have enough sense
to be scared. They think the Republican bank robbers will get them
re-elected, or else they think the voters of Florida are stupid.
SPRAYING: We need to know whom to contact regarding the
spraying of the canal at our home. It used to be periodically sprayed
but for the past two years we have not been able to use our boat at
all. Please give us information as to whom to contact and a phone
number to call to find out about this. We and our neighbors would
appreciate being able.to use what is considered water front property
as we were able to do in the past.
Editor's note: You should call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
office in Clewiston. That number is (863) 983-8101.
NEW HORSE: I guess the good ol' boys are going to lose the old
fashion way of living and have to get with the up and coming life
style, get off the old horse and get on a new horse.
PULIC HEARING: In the Saturday, Sept. 23, Okeechobee News is
says that there is going to be a public hearing about the possibility of
a new Home Depot store where the K-Mart Plaza is now. The hear-
ing Will be at the Okeechobee County Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept.
26, at 7 p.m. I was wondering: did the recent elections have any-
thing to do with the plans for Home Depot finally coming here? I
guess it's not a done deal yet, though.
Editor's note: No, the recent elections had nothing to do with
Home Depot possibly opening a store here. This process was set in
motion long before the Sept. 5 general elections.
LANGUAGES: How many other languages do they teach in Okee-
chobee schools besides Spanish and English?
Editor's note: The only other language taught in local schools is.
LOVE BUGS: There's a saying here that when we get a lot of love
bugs the hurricanes stay away.
MORE LOVE BUGS: Love Bugs have been swarming on my
house! Does anyone know of a way to draw them away from the
house so that I don't get dozens of them entering my home each
time I do?
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4-H starts miniature horse club
A new 4-H Miniature Horse Club.will hold its first meeting
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 458 U.S.
98. ,ll interested parties age 8 and up are welcome. For infor-
rnianon, call Da rn Robbins at (863) 763-6469.
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of
8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin,
and the first, fourth and second-lo-last place teams. A car will be
awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place, from 7
until 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be pro-
vided during the awards presentations. For information on spon-
sorships 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 Mon-
day, 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 Octo-
ber as Domestic 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.
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Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. 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 (863)
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, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual 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 meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893 .
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p m al Sacred Heart Calholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantie Quilters rrn-,ei. every Thursday from 9 a.m. uniil 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 Dealh Index and
military information available. For information call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Kiwanis Clubl of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are-welcome. For information, coniaci Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For Information, call (863) 763-5996.
1 Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is Invited. For Information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups meetai 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893,or'
(863) 763-0202. 1 .
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, please pass the word.
I The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.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-
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.-
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
everyFriday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at (863) 382-6978
or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 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 information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This 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. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Oct. 6, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Carolyn Jones will
give a presentation entitled creative memories speed tools which
will aid scrappers in designing their scrapbook pages, borders and
hand-made cards. She will also be available to assist you with your
scrapbooking questions and needs. Refreshments will be served
and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which
you are currently working. For information, call Carolyn at (863)
634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment committee
will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from noon until 1 p.m. at 1600.SW. 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,
Hospital hosting dinner, lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will resume its Dine with
the Doctor medical series on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. in the
north dining room. The cost of the dinner is $3, but the lecture is
free. Dr. Reddy, who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose and
throat), will be the guest physician. For information or to make a
reservation, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
Ministerial group sponsoring prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk for area schools on Tuesday nights in the month of Septem-
ber. Everyone is invited to come out at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday to
walk around the various campuses and pray for our students,
teachers and administrators. The Citizens Observation Patrol will
provide security and traffic control. 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3519.
Early Learning group to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the
conference room 3 of the Roger Poltras Administration Building,
2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. For information, contact Dorett
Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
Main Street members to meet
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a general membership
Wednesday, Sept._27, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., starting at noon. All members and public are invited. For
information, call LydiaJean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
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.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting
schedule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Mem-
ory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26,.
"Never Let Me Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Pas-
sionate Nomad The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thurs-
day, Dec. 14, "Pope Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meet-
ings 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)
OHS yearbooks to go on sale
Okeechobee High School Yearbooks will be on sale through
Friday, Sept. 29, during first and second lunch. The cost of the
yearbook is $35. If you buy now, you save $10 and will be admit-
ted to The Yearbook Jam in May when the books arrive. Please
make checks payable to OHS.
Donated baby items heeded,..
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 wel-
come 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 ManagementiArea, 23500 S.W. Kanner High-
way, Canal Point, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Join us to be a part of the nation's largest hands-on volunteer
effort as volunteers of all ages help install native plants at DuPuis'
Visitors' Center. Guided tours of the Habitat Trail will be offered.
There will be a presentation about southern Florida's native
plants, and we will have beautiful, native plants available for pur-
chase. This event is free and all volunteers with receive a free bar-
becue lunch. Girl Scouts can earn the "Get with the Land" badge
for participating. High School students can earn volunteer hours.
Call (800) 432-2045, ext. 3339, for information and to sign up.
Blessing of the Animals planned
The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place at the
Sacred Heart Pavilion, 901 S.W. Sixth St., on Sunday, Oct. 1, from
11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. All animals and pets, and their owners
Farm Bureau plans Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual mem-
bership Meeting/Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Quail Creek
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 entertainment for all ages. Mem-
bers are being asked to bring a covered dish, salad, vegetable or a
dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided by the Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct. 2, contact Charlene or Lisa
at the Farm Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.
Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Monday, Oct. 2, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information call Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-
Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet Mon-
day, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th
St., to elect officers for the coming year. Any member of the
Friends of the Okeechobee Library is invited to attend and is eligi-
ble to be nominated for the following the positions of president,
vice president, secretary and treasurer. For information, call Mari-
on Davis at (863) 763-3991.
GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a
personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observation and independent study. For
information, call (772)785-5804.
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evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
BOARD CERTIFIED IN UROLOGY
* ADULT & PEDIATRIC UROLOGY
* BLADDER & KIDNEY INFECTIONS
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SPECIAL TYTRAINED/BOARD COmIW -
Cynthia J. Rogers, M.D.
Tim loannides, M.D.
Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails
Jonathan S Sanders. M D J D
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301 N.E. 19" Drive
Okeechubee, Fl 34972
Call (863) 357-0039
for your appointment time!
Continental Breakfast will be served.
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", INTERNAL MEDICINE
measure Coastbbrmn 6fo y
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.
The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 26,2006
OG & CC Weekly Results
Sept. 19: First place: Ida Curtis.
Second place: Don Heath. Last
place: Frank Noble. Closest to pin:
(2) Don Heath, (8) Kenny Cur-
ran, (11) George Goudy and (17)
Sept. 20: First place: George
Goudy. Second place: Ron Het-
ling. Last place: Russ Adams.
Closest to pin: (2) Kenny Curran,
(8) Kenny Curran, (11) Ron Het-
ling and (17) George Goudy.
Sept. 22: First place: George
Guydosh. Second place: Vennie
Malone. Last place: Max Sherry.
Closest to pin: (2) Max Sherry,
(8) Jack Colfield, (11) Max Sher-
ry and (17) George Guydosh.
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Chad Good picked up his first win of the season Saturday afternoon when he brought 11.95
Ibs. of bass to the scales to capture first place in the Wave Worms HT3 Pro Tour at Okee-
Local angler Roy Odell pulled in the big fish of the day at the
Wave Worms HT3 Pro Tour Saturday. His 7.46 Ib. bass earned
Bob Owens of Okeechobee finished in third place with 10.62
lbs. of Okeechobee bass at the Wave Worms HT3 tourney
By Loma Jablonski
Chad Good hooked his first win
of the Wave Worms HT3 Pro Tour
Saturday afternoon at Okee-Tantie
Marina with 11.95 lbs. of bass. He
used Wave Worms black and blue
crawdudes to flip the reeds and
grass line to bring in his winning
fish. Good took home a $3,200
check for his efforts.
Seventy-five pro anglers left
Okee-Tantie at safe light Saturday
morning and began coming back
in at 2:30 p.m. for weigh-ins. The
Wave Worms HT3 Pro Tour has
open weigh-ins from 2:30 until 4
p.m. in order to cut down on wait
Joe Kremer finished in second
placewith 10.71 lbs.
Local anglers Bob Owens, Roy
Odell and Larry Wright captured
the next three spots with
Bob Owens taking third place
with 10.62 lbs.; Roy Odell finishing
in fourth place with 10.15 lbs. and
Larry Wright capturing fifth place
with 9.98 lbs. Odell also earned big
fish honors with a 7.46 lb. beauty.
During the weigh-ins, HT3 presi-
dent and announcer Pat 'Malofie
interviewed all the anglers. Most
were in agreement that the Water is
crystal clear to the south end of the
big lake. On an encouraging note,
they did state that even though the
big ones were not biting, there
were an abundance of smaller fish
to be had and the lake bottom is
beginning to show signs of rebirth.
There were 108 fish weighing a
total of 239.19 lbs. brought to the
weigh-in scales with only two not
making it back into the lake. The
average fish weight was 2.21 lbs.
This was the final tournament
of the year on Lake Okeechobee
for the Wave Worms HT3 Pro Tour.
Their next tourney will be at Camp
Mack on the Kissimmee River, in
Lake Waleson Oct. 7-8.
The Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners has tenta-
tively adopted a budget for fiscal
year 2006-2007, A public hearing
to. make a FINAL DECISION on
the budget AND TAXES will be
Thursday, September 28, 20Q06
6:00 P..M. .
at 304 NW 2nd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
County of Okeechobee Fiscal Year 2006-2007
Millage Per $1,000
Fine & Forfeiture Fund
CASH BALANCES pR9B4HT FORWARD
Ad Valorem Taxes 5*.8
Ad Valorem Taxes (Voted Debt) 0.23
Sales & Use Taxes
Charges for Services
Licenses & Permits
Fines & Forfeitures
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER
Less 5% Reduction (Section 129.01 (2)(b), F.S.)
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND
Culture & Recreation
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
General County Forfeiture
Fund Health Unit Fund
age per $1,000
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^ ft^Al^A AA Vt& ft" 02117&01 CC'76 MA en 4A AA*CA I 9
0 $ $4,731,892 54,137,350
$9,786,681 $210,000 $16,444,571 $2,798,246 $7,433,708 $15,816,730 $3,378,104 $0 $1,441,167 $87,309,207
(468,821) 0 (808,529) (139,912) (371,685) (751,387) (168,905) 0 (72,058) (2,781,297J
$14,478,968 $210,000 $20,367,935 $6,795,714 $9,176.761 $38,393,030 $9,004,805 $0 $1,514,466 $9,941,680
7,404,061 0 196,000 43,699 0 1,145,208 2,871,023 0 0 11,689,991
356,544 0 17,417,587 0 0 6,948,487 525,000 0 0 25,247,618
323,607 0 0 1,074,732 0 1,290,185 800,000 0 0 3,488,524
404,221 0 0 0 8,166,701 0 442,000 0 0 9,012,922
210,465 0 0 0 0 11,413,645 0 0 0 11,624,111
1,678,724 210,000 0 0 0 647,758 35,000 0 0 2,571,482
1,436.879 0 0 1,180,909 0 28,780 503,701 0 0 3,150,269
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,381,881 1,381,881
0 0 355,663 0 0 65,862 1,337,202 0 0 1,758,727
$11,814,502 $210,000 $17,969,250 $2,299,340 $8,166,701 $21,539,926 $6,513,926 $0 $1,381,881 $69,895,525
2,664,466 0 2,398,685 4,496,374 1,010,060 16,853,105 2,490,879 0 132,586 30,046,155
$14,478,968 $210,000 $20,367,935 $6,795,714 $9,176,761 $38,393,030 $9,004,805 $0 $1,514,467 $99,941,680
THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED, ANDIdR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBUC RECORD.
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$2; 114,738 $23,327687
The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 26, 2006 7
At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept.
22, through Thursday, Sept. 28,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Beerfest" (R)
;Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
,Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Gridiron Gang"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Ad Litem program
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are needed
in St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin
and Okeechobee counties. Call
the Guardian Ad Litem program
at (772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives
of these children.
Okeechobee is in desperate
need oftpeople willing to provide
foster childrerin-a orrrmlfarTIly
ife wth nutrih nutritious meals, good
'daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa'Richards
at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by-Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 'volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across' the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct more
the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of, these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For information, call (863) 467-
SVoluniteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance In developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
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Auctions 105 877-353
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145 KITTENS, To good home.
Personals 150 Black & white.
Special Notices 155 (863)763-8007 or 634-1207
900 Numbers 160
S. KITTENS- to good homes 7
just weaned kittens, all differ-
me B IT I ent colors to choose from.
BLUE HEELER- young female, PUPPIES- Lab Mix (2) 6mos
Call Evelyn Marcy at old Free t ood homes only
(863)655-2179 for informa- (863)763-1370
CHIHUAHUA, vicinity of Eden ROTTWEILER MIX, 4 mos.
Park on Sept. 13th. Call to old, very cute, playful &
identify. (239)657-8549 charming. (863)467-8464
ELECTRIC DRILL- Found on leave
Ft. Denaud Rd. Call
(863)675-2491 to identify Eml men |
MOTHERS RING, VFW
Post#10539 Wed, Sep t.. pJ
13th. Please call to identify. -
CROSS BOW Barnett Quad mpi ment 210
300 w/ bow fishing reel. Left Pa-t e 215
at J&S Fish Camp, boat ramp. Employment
9/15. Reward.863-467-6070 Wonted 220
LOST FAMILY PET gray lop Job Information 225
eared rabbit, since 9/9 SE Job Traiig 227
38th Trail, (863)634-9564 S ales 230
RED NOSE BULL DOG PUPS-
(2), lost around the Prairie l
Viking area, 6 mos old, l Ti
SUN CONURE, Orange & red A 220 OR 440 CSR
with green tail feather, last position opening.
seen 9/19, Four Seasons area. Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
Wings not clipped. Dearly
WHITE MALE BULLDOG -
Brown patch over eye, blk.
spots on nose. Basswood. Re-
wardI 634-2542/772-263-2269 ASSISTANT
($30,000 to start) &
AKC RAT TERRIER young SERVERS'NEEDED
male, 7 Ibs., very smart, (AM & PM)
needs adult home w/fenced
yd. FREE, 863-675-4858 For Busy
BASSETT HOUND MIX (2), Restaurant
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together. Apply Within
(863)227-2600 1111 S. Parrot Ave.
CAT To good homes. 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536 AUNTMOTIVE SALES
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male, EXPERIENCE NEEDED
12 weeks old, shots/wormed. WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
To Good Home Onlyl Very busy dealership, needs
863-697-6618 help immediately
GUINEA PIGS, To good Top Salary and Benefits,
GUINEA PIGS, To good 150pluser r
homes. (863)357-0054 Call 772-50s -015
JACK RUSSELL- older female,
spayed, all shots, needs one BADCOCK & MORE
on one attention, does not Full Time
get along w/other animals Salesperson Needed
loves people(863)261-1968 Apply in person at:'
KITTENS 2 males left, 10 512 WNParO k St.
wks., 1 free adult calico fe- NO PHONE CALLS
male. (863)763.2379 PLEASE
experience a must.
Convenience store experience
a plus. Must be able to work
any shift. Call to schedule
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Accepting application for
experienced full time cook.
Apply in person @
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
& DOZER OPERATORS
Must have experience on CAT
equipment. Excellent pay &
benefits. Reply to Box 1608,
C/O Okeechobee News, P.O.
Box 639, Okeechobee, FL
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)
Bdng 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
MOBILE HOME PARK.
Full or PartTime
Buckhead Ridge Resort
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (800)483-4279
For exp. Waitress & Cook.
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CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
The City of Okeechobee Is now
accepting applications for an
experienced emergency tele-
phone operator/radio dispatch-
er for the Police Department.
Minimum experience of 2
years required- Rotating shift
work. Applicatons can e ob-
tained at City Hall, Office of the
City Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue,
Okeechobee, FL 34974,
(863) 763-3372 x215 or by
bee.com. Applications must
be returned by 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 28,
2006. Drug Free Workplace.
EEO. Lane Gamiotea, CMC,
City Clerk/Personnel Adminis-
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
drwl,)ofn and panig
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- Looking to fill concrete
specialist positions. Experi-
ence In flat work, block lay-
ing, footers and reading
prints. Valid driver's license
Part time & full time.
Needed in Okeechobee,
Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie,
Day, evening and weekend
hours available. Salary
credentials and experience.
Bachelor degree and/or prior
substance abuse counseling
Email resume to:
or fax it to:
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITIONS
New Harvest Inc. has immediate openings for a Mechanical
Harvesting Maintenance Person and Equipment Operator. The
Mii,. rni, ,ri 1 Hjrive in r.1,irii i-ij : Person-will be responsible
ilr Irhie ,Tiirien e ii 1 i ?ll-rpiied mechanical harvesting
eqjpiimeini 3: well a.' ire :,ver:e ,e-g of daily mechanical har-
iirig i:iinirL. ujlriedii a rlmim n l. must have at least 3
var.'I, d: um,,led e.r since a3 3 mechanic plus be able to
perifal m :uniinj ard wel l, ,iijin vile : The Equiprrm rii[ peialor
p),i iiIjri ITuJ rii, e ii I, ,I! yi-,r i.perenre uperaLin'g Hasvy
Equipm-Tnil Prior experience working in a harvesting environ-
ment helpful but not required. We offer competitive wages and
a comprehensive benefit package which includes 401(K),
medical. dental. life. AD&D and LTD insurance. Qualified appli-
: l :n riorihul ern irn ;e umia r r l ,j. 11 iin per orri
Lykes Bros. Inc.
7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
M/F/D/V Drug- Free Workplace
DATA ENTRY/WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR
Vehicle Maintenance Division ~
Applicants must posses the following skills:
Commitment to detail with data entry, familiar with Accounts
Payable, Purchase Orders and Work Orders, able to handle
multiple priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to meet
deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent communication
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and 10-Key (helpful)
BENEFITS PACKAGE, DFWP
Contact Robin at 863.763.5593, email@example.com
or fax resume to 863.763.7874
Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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
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 All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Exp. a+, Will train right candi-
date. Call Total Roadside
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benefits, Training provided.
Apply 201 SW 16 St.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
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clean un a breeze!
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
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J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
YOGI BUSH HOG
PET SITTING AVAILABLE
From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools I Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
WINDOW UNIT, Maytag,
10,000 BTU, used 2 sea-
sons, $20. (863)675-1098
DISHWASHER & WASHER-
both in good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
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!
works good, $100.
DAHON STOW A WAY- 3 Spd
folding bicycle. Very good
LADIES BIKE, 26", excellent
STEEL STORAGE CONTAINER
45'x8'x1l0'. You haul it. $350.
772-334-1045. 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.
BOUNCER, Graco, like new,
CRADLE SWING, Fisher Price,
like new, $70.
BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING, 65
pcs, sizes 10-16. Tommy,
autica, Polo, Levis, etc. $85
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $500 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
PLATES, Windows of the
World by. Higgins Bond, set
of 4 with certificates. $80
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & MILK-
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50-or best offer
CUSTOM COMPUTER DESK
Solid wood w/drawer, hutch,
26" deep, 48" wide, 56" high
DELL PENTIUM III- Loaded,
Internet & School Ready War-
ranty 17" Monitor, Keyboard &
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
DRAPES- Burdine custom
lined. Multi pastel colors.
$50. or best offer.
ANTIQUE CHINA CABINET-
excellent condition, asking
BR SUITE- QS, hdbd, night
stands, 5 drawer bureau, 2
lamps, $400 (239)738-6215
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150.
BUNK BEDS- Wooden, Desk &
drawers attached. $50. or
best offer. (863)634-3651
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 (863)946-3265
CHINA CABINET off white, 2
pc. w/shelves and lights up.
COFFEE TABLE, Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COUCH- Brown & beige flow-
ers. $25. (863)983-81.31
Couch, Loveseat & Chair, blue
in color, like brand new,
HIDE A BED COUCH & LOVE-
COUCHES (2) grey w/wht.
flowers. Good cond.
$250/both, will sell separate.
CRIB/YOUTH BED w/dresser,
wood frame, $200/best of-
fer. (863)675-0800 or
863-571-1333 lv. msg.
Rattan swivel chrs.(2), sm.
wicker chest, fir. lamp. $350.
Will sell sep. 863-763-8011
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
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good con-
ition. $800. (863)946-3265
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,'
brown/navy plaid. $95
MISC. FURNITURE Recliner-
Rocker,Table w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top coffee 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
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
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
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
MAG For Ruger Mnil14, 40
round steel Federal, not
used, $60. Ask for Ross
NYLON 66-22 & SURVIVAL 22
Semi auto. $400/all, will sell
separate. 863-467-9892 Okee
REVOLVER PISTOL- Colt offi-
cers 22 cal. $550. Firm.
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $800. 357-5754
STATIONARY BIKE- Like new,
HUMIDIFIER- large, almost
new, $25 (863)467-7659
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/llght kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
JAZZY LIKE PWR. WHLCHAIR
(Pronto-54) Up to 300 lbs.
Med.'size lift chair. Both good
cond. $1250. 863-635-3540
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
SCOOTER, Electric, per lel
condition, used very lioie w.
charger & instructions, can de-
liver. $1250 (863)634-6491
WALKER- 4 wheels, basket
and seat, paid $200, never
used, will sell for $75
AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
CELL PHONE, NOKIA 5165
with charger, car charger,
booklet, works, .25 Cjll
FAX FILM CARTRIDGES (2),
For Brothers, PC 201 PC
301. $29.90 for both or will
FOG MACHINE, P(ir:l Ifor
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'
on g. 52" celling 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,
19lbs, exc cond, $500
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561 )633-1371
ELECTRIC SIGNS (2) Comm'I
g rade. 4'x10', 20"x8'.
$500/both, will sell seperate.
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
HAMMOND ORGAN upright,
blk. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.
ORGAN, Yamaha, $300
PIANO w/bench $100 or best
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
. 22 KEYBOARD, with stand
COMPUTER DESK L shaped,
w/hutch, pine color $100.
FILE CABINETS- 1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
CHIHUAHUA- (2) black, 1
male, 1 female, $400 for
both will sell sep. To good
homes only (863)675-7092
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $200
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
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 gal
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A unique work environment where
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Generous time off program
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FISH AQUARIUM- 75 gal
w/stand & accessories $150
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'lbs. live
rock, $750. (863)763-4521
FLORIDA WHITE RABBITS, 3
bucks, 4 does, cages, water
system, feeder & more.
$300 neg. (239)280-6082
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. Free to good home.
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
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12'
new, still in box. $85
LARGE MOUTH BASS- 201lbs
+, 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 8SP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good condition. $75.
BIG SCREEN TV, 48" with
MITSUBISHI BIG SCREEN TV-
40", beautiful picture, $300
or best offer (863)467-2194
RCA 27" COLOR TV
2 yrs. old. $100.
TELEVISION 17" Sanyo,
w/remote, asking $75.
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134
AIR COMPRESSOR, 2hp w/25
gallon tank. $75
CIRCULAR SAW 11 amp,
Black & Decker, 7 1/4", good
cond., $25. (863)634-1479
For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip. trir. & More.
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
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
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
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 ,
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
BEAUTIFUL 4YR, OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1500,
child gentle, easy keeper,
CHEROKEE, 15.2 hands, Reg.
Gentle disposition. Neg; Cog-
gins/UTD vacs., Exp. rider
DOC BAR MARE- Born in '96-
'97, $1000. (863)467-1617
FILLY- lyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GEMAN WESTFALEN- Warm
blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $900. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
REG BREEDING STOCK PAINT
MARE- 4yo, exc cutting
bloodlines, super easy keep-
er $2500 (863)801-9188
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- 8hp Snap-
per, very good cond., w/bag-
ger, $550 (863)675-0247
Professional, $275 or best
I-pca Noti -
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Moorehaven 3BR/2BA, All
appliances Included, 30' 1 car
garage, $1400/mo. 2 avail.
Oct. 1st. 863-946-3333
OKEECHOBEE 3/2,1600 S.F.
new house, Ig. yard, bring
pets-. $1300/mo. F/L/S.
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood, red hse. at corner of
36th & 24th, huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & more! Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLE, Lake
access, lovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
nice quiet neighborhood,
$1200 mo:,.1st, last & sec.,
NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Call Judy (863)467-0831
For sale or lease,
1600 sq. ft., avail, now
Call Judy (863)467-0831
I c ia Notice
AROUND YOU. 8
SOWS- (3) Chester Whites.
300Lbs., only 2 yrs. old.
$300/all, will sell separate.
PONY TAIL 5FT Palm huge
pot, very healthy, 10yrs old,
$125 or best offer
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
FOR RENT- 2B /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 town, no pets,
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
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Immediately, Newly furnished,
.New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 2br,1 ba, $1100
S+ util. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!
READING A .
^_ i best products
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Property Sate 1035
Land Sale 1040
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sae' 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property .
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
PROFESSIONAL LAWN SVC.
Business, Ig. client base west.
routes. Terms avail. Call David
at H & H Svcs. 863-634-1867
REMODELED: 1 BR/1 BA
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Find it faster. Sel it soon-
or In the classlfleds
CBS FSBO, new, 04, 2/2/2
maple cabinets, walk in clos-
ets, hurricane shutters, other
upgrades, lot 124x125.
100% financing available.
(( 23 9 ) 9 8 9 5 0 6 3
NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence
LOCAL OKEE. RESIDENT
Wanting to purch. yry. Hunt-
ing Lease. Willing to work
land & maint. Willing to pay
$2000.-$4000. per season.
Call Roy 863-467-8487
AIR PARK, Priced reduced
50K, 2 hangers, Water & sep-
tic. 1 ac. 4000 ft lighted run-
OKEE., S.W. Section. Seclud-
ed 5 ac, 1200 sq ft Steel
bldg. Pond, House pad, City
water, 375K. (863)697-9926
OKEECHOBEE- 5 +/- acres.
Pasture, grass, fenced, small
pond. paved road, corner lot.
Hign & dry. 01 Hwy 70 East
6 rnes hiorm ioWn. Nice spot
for your dream house or miri
rarcrn 1189,000 Musi See
YOU A MORE INFORMED
mder am M a poplarl
SOLD TOGETHER 3 LOTS,
SEnd of SE 7th St.
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
M/H FRONT DOOR -73'"x32"
Nopets.$650/mo. & $500
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
10 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Jet Skilis 3015
Marine Aocessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
220 groundpower mtr., grass
'fake, cage, new wood prop.
BAYRUNNER '92, lOOhp Mer-
cury. $2000 (863)697-9806
BOAT w/traller, 1977, 14',
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
COBIA, 20'7", 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.
KEYSTONE CAMPER 32' 2002
w/ Super slider, Very good
cond. Lot rent $215/mth.
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
TRAVEL TRAILER 20' long,
no leaks, needs work, no ti-
tle, $500. (863)946-0912
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, 26ft.,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $3800 863-763-7727
How fast can your cap
go? It can go evn aster
when you sel It i the
YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER, '93,
w/traller, cover, garage kept,
needs tuneup & battery,
FISHING OUT RIGGERS- alu-
minum, asking $100
POLYMER 6'X12'X1/4" SHEET
HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $1500 Call Don
RACING PISTONS, Suzuki 600
GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
RED FOUR WHEELER '06-
110/standard, ridden twice,
built, small, runs good, elec
start, $1200 or trade. Call
(863)697-2032 for details.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
BUICK CENTURY- '95, 4 new
tires & battery. $1200.
BUICK LESABRE'98 --
Runs good, a/c, $2500 or best
offer. 863-467-7579 ,
Buick Roadmaster, '93, ps,
pb, ABS, cruise control, new
tires, brakes & rotors,
$2200 neg. (863)674-0007
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs .& looks
CAMARO RS '99, Convertible,
runs, needs exhaust/brake
work & new top. $3500 book,
$2400 neg. (863)673-3513
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, motivated seller,
CHEVY CAVALIER-'91, $600.
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2
door, Good cond., Runs,
$2500. 863-634-6720 -."
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Doori& 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
I Pbic Notice
FORD ESCORT WAGON '97-
5spd, good cond., needs 02
Ford Mustang, '94, sporty,
tinted windows, stereo, a/c,
fast car, great on gas, stick,
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '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
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. Or
best offer. (863)634-4579.,
MERCURY SABLE- '89, 3.0
motor. Needs transmission.
Excellent parts car. $75. or
best offer. (863)763-0967
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
TOYOTA COROLLA'99 LE
5 spd, loaded, very clean,
38rnpg, runs perfect. $3950..
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
EZ GO GOLF CART 3 wheel-
er, w/charger. Runs well.
GAS CLUB CAR '95
GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/bat-
tery charger, runs & looks
Yamaha '05, $3500
CADILLAC 500 MOTOR, $850
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
FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers
side, good cond.-white,
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
HONDA MCGX240 8.0
Go Kart motor. Like new
cond., only 5 hrs. $200.
HOOD FOR FORD VAN, New in
box, fits 1975 or newer. $75
Induction System, K&N FIPK
Gefferatlon 2, cold air, for a
'96'03 Chevy S10 or Blazer,
$200 neg. (863)697-3865
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION,
For '99 Lexus. $600
(561)719-9391 after 6pm
SATURN 2004 RADIO/CD
SPARE TIRE- For Ford F150
P235/75R/15. Less than 50
miles. $50. (863)509-3260
TIRES/RIMS- Set of four, for
truck 35".GM, 8 lug, BF Goo-
drich 35/12/50, Helo rims.
DANA 70 FRONT & REAR
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
DODGE'93 1 TON DUALLY
350 turbo diesel, needs trans.
work. $1200 or best offer.
FORD F350'84 4 dr., 4X4,
460 V8, Edelbrock, new pwr.
king tires, needs paint & muf-
FORD F350 DUALLY'90
Gas, runs good. $2500.
See at: 6420 Hwy. 98 N. Okee
GMC 1985, show potential,
strong engine, sound body &
nice Interior, bedliner,
I Pbic Notice
I Pb ic No ice
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF A PLATTED RIGHT-OF-WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County
Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida will .hold a
public hearing on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 9:00 am in
the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting
Room, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose
of the hearing Is to receive public comments In consideration of
the abandonment of a platted alley right-of-way in Petit Park
subdivision that Is further described as follows:
All of the alley right-of-way between and adjoining Lots 7 -
12 and Lots 13 18, Block 2, Petit Park subdivision,
according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page
19, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the
Planning and Development Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida each weekday except holidays.between
the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
All interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to
be heard at this public hearing. Any person deciding to appeal
any decision by the Board of County Commissioners with
respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made-and
that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based. County Clerk tapes are for the sole
purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
John Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2006-0033 -
DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
6x12. Tandem axle, 3' sides,
brand new. $1200.
How do you 111d a job hi
market? hi the employ-
ment section of t1he las-
DODGE UTILITY VAN '95-
54K, 1 owner, good condi-
tion, $1500 (863)983-4743
FORD CLUB WAGON '98
ood cond., runs good.
3200 Firm. 863-697-6473
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- '95,
Good work van. $1000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691
Join al the people who
say, "I sold It hIn the clas-
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
SIng, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 13th day of October
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
&Vltis as follows:
1989 White Cadlilac DeVille
1999 Red Ford Explorer
1997 Green VolkswagonCabrlo
1993 Blue PontIac Transport Van
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No rounds will be made. Sad'automo-
biles will be sold In "AS IS' with no
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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 (863)
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on Fri-
day, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship
opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the Hamrick
Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-
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 Saviour, 200.
N.W Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is payable
by check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP
insurance to be eligible for the class. Check with your auto insurance
agent for your three-year discount after you have received your certifi-
cate from the class. Contact Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for infor-
Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D., will
sponsor free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8,
a.m. until noon, at 301 N.E. 19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be
served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold ayard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
from 8 a.m. until .1, p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby items such
as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and
anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.
Free Halloween Festival planned
" Okeechobee Main Street-invites all groups, clubs and organizations
to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street1in
conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okee-
chobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Com-
merce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.
The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park
downtown and it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth,
prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 467-6246.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School
gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a family
of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the
OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441,
Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for Okee-
chobee school employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a listof 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
I 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 chil-
dren 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 releasing
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)
610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer, please
leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information,call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will, receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863)
634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes,
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information;
callAl Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a coss section of the community to be part of,
.a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become
a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood, mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until -14 p.m. The
mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
the fourth Saturday of each month from 10.a.m. until 2 p.m. The
month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-
4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most
medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pres-
sure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
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 wdb 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service .Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over:
Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mar-
ion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
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 edu-
cation 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 merrber contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
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
OHS 97 email@example.com.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can.now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at
any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park
St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane
Wilma Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red
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 par-
ticipants. 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
MyAunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is" looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day 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 informa-
Free pregnancy tests offered
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)
Free adult GED classes 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
second 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. arid Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, 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 language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
CHAIN LINK FENCE INSTALLATION
Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers unfil 2#00lp.m. on October 13. 2006. They will be publicly opened by the
Conty Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci-
fled will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on furnishing all materials, equipment, labor and comle-
tion of project by October 30, 2006 for the INSTALLATION OF CHAIN LINK
FENCE. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BID #2006-21.
All materials and work performed shall be In accordance with the Instructions fur-
nished by the Okeechobee County Road Maintenance Assistant Director Anthony
Sweet he Instructions may be obtained from:
Okeechobee County Road Maintenance Department
804 NW 2nd Street
Okeechobee, Floidda 34972
Questions about Instructions should be addressed to: Assistant Road Maintenance
Director, Anthony Sweet (863) 763-3514
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
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TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Gooddch Radial tires, will In-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467
CHEVY '86,1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
CHEVY '89, Heavy Duty 3/4
ton, flatbed. Rebuilt 350 en-
gine, new trans., steering, ball-
joints, calibers, rotors &
drums. $4000 (863)467-7859