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is telephone scam
The Okeechobee County
. Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by area
residents that a group called
Florida EMTs & Paramedics is
soliciting money over the tele-
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'Lord Byron'
had the swing
IRVING, Texas'- Byron Nel-
son's mechanics were so per-
fect that the U.S. Golf Associa-
tion nicknamed its robotic
swing device the "Iron Byron."
He w as such a Masters icon
that Augusta National named a
bridge after him in 1958, and a
few years ago a statue of him
was displayed nearby, too.
And the man known as
"Lord Byron" was so beloved
in golf he became the first play-
er after whom a PGA Tour stop
was named.
Yet what will forever define
the story of the courtly Texan
with the elegant stroke and per-
sonality to match always
comes back to 1945, when Nel-
son completed the greatest
year in the history of the game:
18 wins, and a mesmerizing 11
of those in a row.
"The Streak" is a record that
no golfer has ever approached.
Many believe no one ever will.

Drought Index
Current: 364
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.43 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.53 feet

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South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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Citizens ask May for help

Homeowners want
sex offenders
to move from area

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
When Linda Wilson found
out a home at the end of her
street was being rented she did-
n't think anything of it, until the
Sept. 13 issue of the Okeechobee
News hit the street.

It was then she realized the victed sex
home had been rented to two offenders may
men who were convicted sexual be moved into
offenders. the home at
"I didn't know about it until 1 7272 N.W.
read about it in the newspaper 81st Court in
and I recognized the address as Dixie Ranch
being on my street," said Mrs. Acres.
Wilson. "I didn't know\v hen Because
they first moved in who theN there are an
were." '' estimated 16 Sheriff
But now, she's making sure children living Paul May
everyone knows. on that street,
At the center of her concern is, .Mrs. Wilson. has contacted Okee-
that as many as four more con- chobee County Sheriff Paul May,

Okeechobee .County Commis-
sioner Gene Woods, Okee-
chobee County attorney John
Cassels and the office of State
Senator J.D. Alexander to
name a few. She has also organ-
ized meetings with other home-
owners on the street and in Dixie
Ranch Acres.
"When I heard there was
going to be six (men in the

home) that really scared me,"
said the single mother. "Across
the street and next door are two
little girls that are too young to be

in school, and one other just
down the street. There are many
other little boys and girls under
10 and they are at great risk.
Since these people have moved
in you don't see them (the chil-
dren) outsidevery often."
There is also a registered
offender living on N.W. 86th
Court and another who lives on
N.W. 87th Court. But, these men
do not live within a group of
other registered offenders.
See Help Page 2

Board OKs

Home Depot

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It was standing room only
Tuesday night at the meeting of
the Okeechobee County Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals and the
emotions were mixed.
Some of the people were
there to support Home Depot's
request for a special exception,
while some were there to
protest a proposed zoning
change for Bet-Her Acres.
Home Depot supporters saw
their petition granted % hile Bet-
Her Acres residents left unhap-
Okeechobe.e 4-11 LLC, prop-
erty owners and The Home
Depot USA, inc, applicant,
requested a special exception to
allow a retail facility of more
than 20,000 square Ieet.
County ordinances require a
special exception if a retail build-
ing of more than 20,000 feet is

The special exception was
requested for a 16.5-acre plot of
land at the intersection of U.S.
441 S. and S.E. 28th Street that
currently contains two vacant
The applicant plans to
demolish those buildings and
build a retail building of about
104,000 square feet and a gar-
den center of more than 34,000
square feet.
Planning official Bill Royce
noted that this store is expected
to generate less traffic than the
three stores previously occupy-
ing the lot. He noted that the pre-
vious businesses could reopen,
as the original special excep-
tions had no time limit.
However, since this a new'
business, a new special excep-
tion was needed.
afterr the unanimous vote to
approve the special exception,
board chairman Mike Long
announced "welcome Home
See Home Depot -Page 2

By Lomrna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The National FFA Organiza-
tion has selected two local stu-
dents to participate in the Nation-
al FFA Agriscience competition
held during the 79th National FFA
Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.,
on Oct. 25-28.
More than 300 participants
from across the nation will
defend their projects against
other entries for judging in 20
divisions. Not surprisingly, .the
two students .selected to partici-
pate are sisters.
Joy Burnham, a 10th grade
student at Okeechobee High
School (OHS), is the treasurer of
the Okeechobee Brahman High
School FFA Chapter. Her project
on preventing mastitis in dairy
cows won the zoology category
and the all-around in Division I at
the FFA State Convention last
June in Orlando.
Her project will be on display at
the convention in the National FFA
Agriscience Fair area of the FFA
National Agricultural Career Show.
Her FFA advisor is Brian Dry-
den, an agriculture teacher at
"Joy is scientifically minded
and will probably be a great sci-
entist some day. She is one of my
club officers and is always there,

always on time and always ready.
to get things done. She's very
focused on school, college and
career," stated Mr. Dryden.,
Ms. Burnham also earned a
trip to Indianapolis last May to
represent O.H.S. at the INTEL
International Science Fair with
the same project.
Kelsey Burnham, an eighth
grade student at Yearling Middle
School (YMS), is the secretary of
the Okeechobee Jr. H.S. Year-
lings FFA Chapter. Her project
won the junior botany division at
the FFA state convention last
June. She will also be competing
in the National FFA Agriscience
Fair program.
Kelsey's project, Silicon A
Neglected Nutrient for Plant
Growth, will be on display at the
convention in the National FFA
Agriscience Fair area of the FFA
National Agricultural Career
Show. Her project shows how
silicon retains moisture like a
sponge during the wet season
and releases that moisture back
into the ground during the dry
"Kelsey makes my job easy,"
stated her FFA advisor and YMS
agriculture teacher, Buddy Mills.
"She is easy to teach, applies her-
self and is totally committed to
her work. She and her sister Joy
are pleasures to work with. This

is Kelsey's second trip to national
competition. Last year she repre-
sented us in Louisville, Ky."
Categories for competition are
science; botany; engineering;
environmental science and zool-
ogy. Four divisions divide stu-
dents by grades seven through
12. Each national winning partic-
ipant .will receive either a cash
award or a scholarship.
Both girls are also members
of the local 4-H Dairy Club and
straight-A honor students.
The agriscience fair program
is sponsored by Ford Motor Com-
pany fund as a special project of
the National FFA Foundation,
which includes cash awards.
FFA is a national youth organi-
zation of 490,017 student mem-
bers preparing for leadership and
careers in the science, business
and technology of agriculture
with 7,210 local chapters in all 50
states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands. FFA strives to make a
positive difference in the lives of
students by developing their
potential for premier leadership,
personal growth and career suc-
cess through education in agri-
cultural science.
Both students will attend the
national convention with their
parents, Randy and Ann Burn-

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil has approved the budget for
the fiscal year 2006-07 at their
final budget hearing held on
Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the city
hall chambers.
The millage rate will remain
at 7.1899. This is possible
because of the increase in
value of homes and property
within Okeechobee. The
increase in valuation has
allowed the council to refrain
from raising the tax rate to

cover their natural increase in
A mill equals $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed value.
For example: a house with
$100,000 market value, less the
$25,000 homestead exemp-
tion, would have a taxable
value of $75,000. Property taxes
on that amount would be
approximately $1,845.23, of
which $539 is the city's portion.
The city will begin the fiscal
year with $6,338,174 to which
$5,522,828 in revenue will be
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Heavy downpour
A car splashes through the water accumulated in the
Okeechobee Plaza parking lot after Wednesday after-
noon's downpour. Instruments at the airport recorded
1.25 inches of rain falling between 1:40 and 3:35. At the
height of the downpour, .35 inches of rain fell at the air-
port in a 10 minute period.

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FFA members: Bound for nationals

Okseeuoeuuec News/Lorna JaionSI
Yearling Middle School (YMS) student Kelsey Burnham (front, left) and her sister Okee-
chobee High School (OHS) student Joy Burnham (front, right) will represent Okeechobee
at the 79th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 25-28 when they compete
in the National FFAAifrisciericbdmnipetition. Their FFA advisors are Buddy Mills (rear, left),
an agriculture teacher at YMS, and Brian Dryden (rear, right), .an agriculture teacher at OHS.

Sisters to compete in national event

City council

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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, September 28, 2006

Program starts to encourage maintenance habitat

TALLAHASSEE A state pro-
gram that started Wednesday will
allow property owners with
endangered red-cockaded wood-
peckers on their land to take steps
to improve the habitat in
exchange for guarantees they
won't face future restrictions if the
population increases.
Under the federal Endangered
Species Act, landowners are
essentially responsible for the
well-being of endangered ani-
mals on their land.
That is, if a landowner has four
red-cockaded woodpeckers on
the property, they can't cut down
trees or take other actions that
would reduce the habitat to the


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"I have never complained
because there was only one in
the house, but this is ridiculous,"
she said. "I'm not scared for me,
it's the children. I just don't want
them to live in group homes in
neighborhoods with children.
That's just asking for trouble.
"It's like dangling a red flag in
front of a bull," she added.
Mrs. Wilson, along with 48
other people, met with Sheriff
May and Commissioner Woods
Wednesday afternoon to discuss,
the renting of homes to groups of
convicted sexual offenders:
"I thought it was an excellent
meeting," said Sheriff May. "They
have some very valid reasons for
not wanting this."
The "this" is more than one
sexual offender/predator living
together in one house.
Besides the home on N.W.
81st Court, there is a modular
home and a mobile home at 2587
S.E. 63rd Ave. where a total of six
offenders and predators are liv-
Some residents of the Dixie
Ranch Acres area told the sheriff
and commissioner that their chil-
dren are afraid to go to sleep.
"They ask if the doors and
windows are locked," said one
It was also stated that if a child
goes to a neighbor's house to
play with a friend, the parent will
call the neighbor to tell them the
child is coming. Then, when the
child is ready to go home, the
neighbor will call the parent, and
tell them the child is heading
home. J .;_
"I don't think it's a good idea
for them to be in a residential
neighborhood," said Sheriff May.
"You can't possibly keep them
away from children. They live all
over the county now, but that's
not six in the home."
The sheriff said Mr. Cassels is
now doing research to see what

Home Depot

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Depot" to the cheers of the crowd.
Home Depot's website states
that the store is the world's largest
home improvement specialty
retailer with 2,079 retail stores in all
50 states, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10
Canadian provinces and Mexico.
The website also claims that
Home Depot is one of the largest
diversified wholesale distributors in
the United States and offers prod-
ucts and services for building,
improving and maintaining
homes, businesses and municipal
Turning to a.more controversial
issue, Sylvester and Penny Butler
had requested a change in zoning
from residential single family to
residential general. This would
allow them to build four triplexes
on S.E. Second Street property
behind the Race-Trac convenience
store on S.R. 70 E.
Mr. Royce stated that residential
general would be a good transition
between the commercial property

point where it wouldn't support
at least that number of birds.
And if the number of wood-
peckers increases, the property
owner is generally responsible for
maintaining the property to keep
the higher number of birds viable.
Under a voluntary "safe har-
bor" program begun Wednesday,
property owners who improve
the habitat for red-cockaded
woodpeckers- such as by thin-
ning younger trees to keep alive
older ones that woodpeckers nest
in wouldn't be punished with
additional restrictions if the bird
population increases.
That means that if a property
owner with five pairs of red-cock-

the county can do.
"If there's not an ordinance
now, we should get one," said
Sheriff May.

Currently, there are 107
offenders and predators living in
Okeechobee County.
"There are some loopholes
and these people have done their
homework and are getting
around (the law) by these loop-
holes," said the sheriff. "The only
thing we can do at the sheriff's
office is patrol the area. But, we
have not received a complaint."
County records indicate that
the modular home and mobile
home on S.E. 63rd Avenue are
owned by Reverend Richard
Witherow, of Matthew 25 Min-
istries, which is based in Lake
Matthew 25 Ministries is a
prison after-care ministry that
provides counseling and pro-
grams to convicted offenders.
"I don't believe a true man of
God would have put a group
home for sex offenders in a resi-
dential neighborhood," said Mrs.
Wilson.. "You prove to us that
they have changed. You just don't
shove them down our throat and
say 'here they are'."
When contacted for a tele-
phone interview, Rev. Witherow
said he also owns the new home
on N.W. 81st Court. However,
county records indicate that the
registered owner of the home is
W.J. Fillmore of Jupiter.
.Mr. Fillmore did not return a
telephone call seeking comment.
When told about the concerns
of the homeowners and parents
in Dixie Ranch Acres, Rev. With-
erow said people are always
going to be upset over this type of
"There's always going to be
people upset because they don't
understand what we're doing,"
he said. "We're an asset to the
community. Would you prefer
them coming into the communi-
ty without any supervision?
"I get enough harassment
because of fear the media has

on S.R. 70 and the residential area
of Bet-Her Acres.
However, area residents dis-
agreed with that assessment.
Kimberly Marsocci presented a
petition of 112 area residents
protesting the proposed zoning
change. She said the zoning
change would damage the charac-
ter of the neighborhoods, increase
traffic and deflate property values.
She urged the board to preserve
and protect the character of the sin-
gle-family neighborhood.
"I don't think this is going in the
right direction at all," said area resi-
dent Trey Sizemore. "There are
other places to develop."
Several other residents voiced
their opposition to the proposed
Mr. Butler stated that he wanted
to improve the neighborhood and
be a good property manager.
"I'm not a slum lord," he assert-
The matter of deed restrictions
for the subdivision was brought up.
However, county attorney John
Cassels told the board that deed
restrictions did not apply to the
property in question because it
was sold before deed restrictions

aded woodpeckers on his land
agrees to improve the habitat and
it results in more birds nesting
there, the property owner is only
responsible for maintaining
enough habitat to ensure the sur-
vival of the original population of
birds, said Dan Sullivan, the
endangered species for coordina-
tor for the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
The commission signed an
agreement with the federal gov-
ernment Wednesday starting the
"safe harbor" program, which
exists in several other southeast-
ern states.
About a quarter of all the red-

created," he continued.
When asked how much rent
the men pay to live in these
homes, Rev. Witherow declined
to comment saying such infor-
mation was not public record.
At that point, the interview
ended because he declined any
further comment.
Mr. Cassels said that since he
started his research he's found
that it's a "very complicated
"It's a very delicate balancing
of rights when you restrict where
you live, not based on what you
do but who you are," he said.
"Sometimes it is easier to identify
a problem than a solution."
He went on to state that it's
quite likely the issue will .have to
be handled at the state level.
However, in Indian River
County an ordinance was passed
which requires that registered sex
offenders "... not reside within'
2,500 feet of the real property
comprising a public or nonpublic
elementary or secondary school,
public park or licensed child care
The ordinance goes on to
decree that while a sexual offend-
er could be charged with a mis-
demeanor for such a violation,
they cannot be arrested if they
have established their place of
residence prior to Feb. 7, 2006; if
the offender is a minor; or, if a
state of emergency has been
declared and schools, child care
facilities and public parks have
been designated as emergency
If arrested on this misde-
meanor charge, a registered
offender could be re-arrested for
violating his probation.
As stated in the Indian River'
County ordinance, Sheriff May
told those attending the meeting
at the sheriff's office on Sept. 26
that even if Okeechobee County
passed such an ordinance, noth-
ing could be done about those
registered offenders currently liv-
ing where they are. The ordi-
nance could only restrict where

went into effect.
In spite of the voiced opposi-
tion, the board voted 5-1 to recom-
mend that the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
grant the zoning change. Matthew
Orr cast the lone dissenting vote.
Bet-Her Acres residents were
not satisfied with the board's deci-
sion. After the meeting, they gath-
ered around Mr. Butler outside the
courthouse to assert their opinions.
The only other rezoning petition
to come before the board faced no
opposition. It was submitted in
connection with a special excep-
tion. Property owner, 266 Trees,
LLC and Steve Griffin, applicant,
requested a change a zoning from
residential rural to agriculture.
They also requested a special
exception to allow for a mining
operation in an agriculture zoning
The property in question is
located on S.R. 70 W, just to the
west of Northlake Country Estates
and Edgewater Acres. Even though
the property is bounded on the east
by S.W 87th Terrace, ingress and
egress to the mine would by way of
S.R. 70.
Unlike the Oscar Daniel mining

cockaded woodpeckers in the
nation live in Florida, where the
population is estimated at about
1,100 nesting pairs. They mostly
nest in old-growth pines. Wildlife
officials said about 97 percent of
the bird's habitat has disappeared
in the last century, because of log-
ging and development.
The Red Hills area around Tal-
lahassee has the nation's largest
Before safe harbor programs,
wildlife officials said many
landowners didn't want to grow
new stands of trees, because they
feared that if they attracted endan-
gered species they'd be
new legal restrictions.

offenders live after the ordinance
was adopted into law.
He went on to tell the group
that his job was to enforce the
law, but that he wasn't going to
break the law to do his job.
"If they put six in that house,
that street will be the most heavi-
ly patrolled street in Okeechobee
County." he told the group. "But,
there may come a day when I
have to look you in the face and
say 'there's nothing more we can
And Mrs. Wilson understands
"I realize we may be too late,
and that's going to cause a lot of
concern for people living out
here," she said Wednesday. "We
can't make them leave, but that
doesn't help us now. The board
of county commissioners should
have been watching out for us. I
strongly believe they knew it was
Mrs. Wilson went on to say
that she, along with fellow home-
owners and concerned citizens;
will meet with the Okeechobee
Count% Board of County Com-
missioners on Thursday, Oct. 12.
She is also drafting a letter to
be sent to the Florida House and
Senate about changing the cur-
rent laws.
And, she said, she's going to
continue to let everyone know
about her concerns and those of
her neighbors. -
"I'm not going to let them for-
get about it," she said. "I just
want people to be aware. This is
just wrong."
She's even gone so far as to
contemplate selling the house
that she and her 13-year-old.son
have called home for the past 15
years, and moving away from the
"Unfortunately, no one in their
right mind is going to- buy my
house," she said. "And, in good
conscience, I couldn't sell it to
anyone with children."
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum
Eric Kopp may be reached at

operation on the other side of Lazy
Seven, there was no public opposi-
tion to the requests.
The board unanimously voted
to recommend that the county
commissioners approve the zon-
ing change. They also approved
the special exception contingence
upon the zonifig change.
A second hearing on both pro-
posed zoning changes will be held
before the county commissioners
on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m., at
the Okeechobee Count Court-
house, 304 N.W Second St.
In other action, the board:
granted a waiver on rear set-
back requirements to Brad Wal-
pole for a home being built on
N.W Fourth Street when it was
learned after construction began
that the house was not located
properly on the lot; and,
granted Roger and Laurie
Elgin permission to install a used
dwelling unit in a residential mixed
zoning district on N.E. 62nd
Post your opinions in the Public
IssuesForum at
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached

News Briefs

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
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 certifi-
cates for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.:
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural pro-

Dog lovers sought for new club
OKEECHOBEE Interested parties are being sough to start an
informal group to meet and discuss topics dealing with their AKC
pure-bred dogs.
Topics will include, but will not be limited to: health, nutrition,
training, correct AKC breed standards and ethical breeding, as well
as any other topics of interest to the group.
For information, contact Billie at (863) 467-1958; or, by e-mail at
billie4121 with your breed, name and number.

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from :he Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
outboard motor.

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added, which is an increase of
$491,946 from the 2005-06 spend-
ing plan.
The total expenditures for
2006-07 are projected to be
$5,477,315 an increase -of
$498,702 that will leave a balance
of $45,513.
The vehicle capital projects
fund has a beginning balance of
$5,812 with a total revenue of
$898,188. The fund will have a

transfer from the general fund of
$72,000, and creates a balance of
$976,000 which is equal to the
total expenditures for this fund,
leaving the account at zero. This
fund pays for the purchase of
vehicles and equipment.
Key items being purchased
within the 2006-07 budget are:
a public address and digital
recording system for the City
a repair and maintenance of
the City Hall building;
GSP-1600 Satellite phone for
the City Fire Department;

baffle box installation for the
Public Works Department;
a replacement truck for the
Public Facilities Department; .
two combination'
tractor/mowers for the Public
Facilities Department;
Street Overlay Project funds
of $600,000; and,
increased costs of fuel and
property/casualty insurance for
each department.
"If there is any silver lining
here, it is that the millage rate
stays the same," said Councilman
Dowling Watford.

Council member Lowry
Markham expressed that it is
"nice to be able to not go up on
the millage and still be able to give
employees the 5 percent raise."
This raise is exclusive of the
regular 1.5-percent longevity
The city council will hold its
next regular meeting on Tuesday,
Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the council
chambers of city hall.
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North Elementary Students are glad to be at school

New students in kindergarten
classes are learning letters and
sounds. Miss Saine's class has
started the "Take Smokey Home"
program. Each student will bring
home a book bag containing
Smokey the Bear, a story about
Smokey, and a journal to write in.
After all the students have taken
the book bag home, Smokey will
visit the class.
Mrs. Pope's class has part-
nered up with Miss Saine and
Smokey Bear! We are also work-
ing hard on learning letters and
sounds, as well as making all
kinds of patterns.
Mrs. Hackett's class is working
really hard on the letters Mm, Ss,
Rr, Tt and the sounds. We will be
making a class pattern book for
our Reading center this week.
Mrs. Quann's class is learning
new words that begin with Mm,
Ss,, Rr, & Tt. We are making an

Alphabet Book to take home and
read to our families.
Miss Hudson's and Mrs.
Raulerson's class
ate snakes to cele-
brate S. They
were made of
bread and col- -
ored green -
green butter that
is. This week we
are trying T.
Mrs. Smith's class is reviewing
the letters Mm, Ss, Rr, & Tt. We
have been working hard making
patterns. We also have been hav-
ing fun watching our tadpoles
Mrs. Steiert's Reading Group is
reviewing letters M & S this week.
My home room is working on pat-
terns in math. We are also watch-
ing our tadpoles, grow and our
very hungry caterpillars are eating

The first grade classes have
been very busy lately. They have
been working on addition and
subtraction in math and continue
to work hard on our reading skills
every day.
The first grade Parent Night
was great. Parents had a brief
meeting and then met in their
child's reading classroom for an
overview of what is expected for
their children for this school year.
After that, they were invited to
read an Accelerated Reader book
with their child and take a test on
the computers, that were set up
for that purpose.
The Fourth Grade Tigers and
North Elementary'are off to a
"roaring" start this year! We're
busy reading, writing, calculating
math problems and performing
science experiments.
Ms. Taylor's class has finished
reading "The Cricket in Times

Square" as a class project. We are
enjoying searching for informa-
tion on Florida's endangered
species on the internet. Also, we
are working hard to get AR points.
Hailey is first, Lexi is second, and
Kelsie is third! Keep reading!
Mrs. McCoin's class is off to a
great start with our Accelerated
Reader program. Nancy and
Kristal love to read! Sarah and Jes-
sica are both running for Student
Council offices. Best of luck to
both of you. We are learning
about Florida in Social Studies.
Wow!!! Were there really seven
foot Indians in Florida? We have
quite a few artists in our class
who drew pictures relating to life
with different Indian tribes in
Florida. We are busy "polishing"
our writing, preparing for Florida
Writes next year. Who knew writ-
ing could be so much fun. Math is
very exciting. We are learning to

add and subtract across zeroes.
Numbers are sure getting a lot
bigger in fourth grade. Question
of the Week: What was the name
of the first Indian tribe in Ameri-
ca? (Hint: We don't know what
they called themselves, but we
call them .)
Mr. Stanley's class is getting
ready to finish our first class read-
ing project, "Ramona. Quimby,
Age 8". We are looking forward to
hosting our literature circle next
week to discuss the book, and
learning the identity of Mrs. Stan-
ley's "super-special secret selec-
tion." We are also writing more
than we ever thought we could. In
reading class, we have read two
stories that revolve around histori-
cal figures. We have not only
enjoyed reading about Lou
Gehrig, Amelia Earhart, and
Eleanor Roosevelt, but also using

the internet to research facts
about these famous Americans.
We are bursting with energy in
science-literally! We have been
studying all about energy: what it
is', how it travels, and how we
measure it, just to' name a few! In
Social Studies, we have been
learning all about the great state
of Florida! We have been reading
about Florida's "Fabulous Flora
and Fauna," where we learned
why it's illegal to cut down a
Sabal "Cabbage" Palm. (Answer:
Because it's Florida's state tree.)
We are also becoming true artists
by painting abstract paintings. We
are going to use these paintings as
our inspiration for our next class
writing project. As if this weren't
enough, we have also been earn-
ing tons of AR points! At every
spare moment, we are working
towards achieving our AR goals!

Arrest Report

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Preaching Gator
Dr. Randy Huckabee, pastor of First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee, is definitely a Gator fan as evidenced by this
stuffed specimen seen in his office. Dr. Huckabee said the
gator had to be taken because it was getting to be a threat
to South Florida Water Management District divers on the
west side of the lake. It is 11 feet nine inches long and
weighed about 400 pounds. The gator sports a University
of Florida necktie and strikes a typical preacher pose with
mouth wide open, Bible in one hand and pointing with the.
other hand.

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Terry F. Bast, 50, S.E. 42nd
Place, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Sept. 20 by Deputy G.
Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the felonies of driving under
the influence with priors and
refusal to submit to a breath test.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Edward V. Jennings, 34,
S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 20 by Deputy G.
Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
the felonies of driving while
license suspended habitual
offender and driving. while
license suspended. He was
released on his own recogni-
Tyffini Louise Gabbard, 20,
N.W 74th Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Sept 20 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force on a charge of possession
of marijuana with intent to sell
or'deliver. Her bond was se- at,
Tasha Marie McPeak, 18,
N.W. 38th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested 'Sept 20 by the Nar-
cotics Task Force on a charge of
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell or deliver. Her bond
was set at $10,000.
William Crum, 61, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested

Sept. 21 by Deputy Kenneth Sar-
ros on misdemeanor charges of
driving under the influence, pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $2,750.
Bill Whyte, 33, S.E. 23rd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept.
21 by Deputy William Maerki on
a charge of corruption by threat
against a public servant. He is
being held without bond.
Thaddeus L. Saunders, 39,
N.E. 17th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 22 by Deputy Patri-
cia Massung on warrants charg-
ing him with sale or delivery of
cocaine; possession of cocaine
with intent to sell; sale or deliv-
ery of cocaine; possession of
cocaine with intent to sell; sale
of a substance in lieu of a con-
trolled substance; and, shooting
or throwing a deadly missile at
or within a vehicle. His total
bond was set at $180,000.
*Avery Vernon Robinson, 17,
S.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 22 on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with lewd and lascivious
battery. His bond was set at
Laura Ann Harrison, 37,
N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Sept. 22 by Deputy
Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a
'charge of worthless check over
$150. Her bond was _set at
Selina Dawn flarvey, 26,
S.E. 42nd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 23 by Deputy
Randy Thomas on misdemeanor
charges of driving under the
influence and leaving the scene
of a traffic crash with property
damage over $50. Her bond was

set at $1,000.
Miguel Ramirez, 29, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 23 by Deputy
Thomas Kitchen on a charge of
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
Bruce Lee Williams, 22,
Harlem Tenant Circle, Clewiston,
was arrested Sept. 24 by the
OCPD on a charge of burglary
with assault or battery. His bond
was set at $20,000.
Mauro Seca, 21, N.E. 12th
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 25 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him' with
violation of probation posses-
sion of cocaine. He is being held
without bond.
Glenda Renne Certain, 52,
S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 25 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on a charge of grand
theft. Her bond was set at
Michael Lee-Hayes, 40, S.W.
First Way, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy Cor-
poral S. Green on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with third degree grand
theft, cheating at common law
and dealing in, stolen property.
His bond was set at $35,000.
Christopher Thurman, 18,,
N.W. 38th Ave., Okeechobee,.,
was arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy-
Sam Thomas on a warrant
charging him with failure to
appear burglary of a dwelling,
failure to appear criminal mis-
chief and failure to appear -
grand theft. He is being held
without bond.
Michael Vernori Arnold, 26,
S.E. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 26 by the OCPD on

a charge of armed robbery. His
bond was set at $20,000.
George Gregory Brown, 54,
S.E. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on a charge of
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $10,000:
Harry Jerome Murphy, 47,
S.W. 16th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy John
Ashby on charges. of driving
under the influence with proper-
ty damage, leaving the scene of
an accident with property dam-
age and driving while license
suspended/revoked with knowl-
edge. His bond was set at
Donald Benjamin Dunnam,
45, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Sept. 26 by Deputy
J. Gracie on a charge of aggravat-
ed assault. His bond was set at
Printed in the Aug. 17 Okee-
chobee News in the Arrest
Report column it was listed that
Matthew Thomas Gray had been
arrested on charges of giving
false information to a pawnbro-
ker, third degree grand theft and
dealing in stolen property. This
newspaper has since been
informed that those charges
against Mf' Gray have' been
dropped by the state attorney's
office. ,
This. column fists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
Wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the" charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.


Larry Lee Wright, Sr.
Larry Lee Wright, Sr., went
home to be with the Lord on Sept.
He was
born April 22,
1946, to the late
great. Robert
and Queenie M.
Wright. He
attended Pom-
pano Beach B
schools. In
1965 he met the
late great Alma Larry
L. Wright. He Wright, Sr.
worked for the
City of Pompano Beach as they
raised three sons. Mr. Wright and
his family moved to Okeechobee
in 1985 and united with Bethel Mis-
sionary Baptist Church under the
leadership of the late Reverend
Leon Camel. He operated his fami-
ly business, The Wright Plaza and
served in the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Wright leaves to cherish his
memories: three sons, Bruce
(Vanesha) Wright, Larry (Sandra)
Wright of Okeechobee and Caesar
(Thea) Wright of Clarksville, Tenn.;
daughter, Tammy. (Michael) Kelly
of Miami; five brothers, Oscar,
Robert, Gregory, Charles and
Alton; three sisters, Diane, Francina
and Mattie; nine grandchildren,
Alam, Brittany and Jasmine Wright
of Okeechobee, Sierra Wright of
Fort Pierce, Michelle Kelly of
Miami, Jamael (Tamisha)

McQueen and Jamael Howard of
Okeechobee, Michael Kelly of
Miami, Earl Ryafi of Pompano
Beach; a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins; and, friends.
Visitation will be held from 10
until 11 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 29,
2006, at Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church, 1258 N.E. 13th Ave., Okee-
chobee, with funeral services fol-
lowing at 11 a.m. Pastor Lionel F.
Camel will officiate. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Harold Sylvester
'H.S.' Conrad, Jr.
Harold Sylvester "H.S." Conrad,
Jr., age 74, died at his residence in
on Sept. 26, -
He was born
Oct. 29, 1931, in
Ft. Drum, and
had been a resi-
dent of Okee-
chobee for life.;
He was a mem-
ber of the Grace Harold
Christian Conrad, Jr.
Church and
enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood-

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working. Along with his wife, they
were owners of Conrad's Christian
Supply from 1974to 1991.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, Harold Sr. and Ella
Burk; and, his brothers, Edward T.
and Charles Conrad.
He is survived by: his wife of 54
years, Shirley Conrad of Okee-
chobee; sons, Edward J. (Carmen)
Conrad of Ft. Drum, Brian (Ronda)
Conrad of Ocala; daughter, Nancy
(Donnie) Herring of Sebring; sis-
ters, Iris (Jack) McPherson of Talla-
hassee, Elsie (Bill) Welder of Okee-
chobee, and Lois (Gary) Altmix of
White Springs; sisters-in-law,
Josephine Conrad and Ann Con-

rad; eight grandchildren; and, one
great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 10
until 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29,2006,
at Grace Christian Church, 701 S.
Parrott Ave., Okeechobee.
SServices will follow at 11 a.m.
Pastor Ray Feather and Pastor
David Ogden will be officiating.
Interment will be at Evergreen
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Letter to the Editor

Stand up
and be counted
There has been a lot of contro-
versy .concerning the Pope and a
statement he made about the
Islamic founder being evil. In fact,
the words he spoke were a quote
from a medieval text.
As a result, the Moslem sect was
inflamed and wanted revenge -
even to the extent of executing the
Pope. By -their own barbaric
actions they are proving his com-
ment to be true.
Remember the outlandish reac-
tion to the cartoon of Mohammed
that was-inia.Danish newspaper a
while back? They took to the
streets and. rioted in a torrent of
rage. Sinch Th& Pobe's statement
they have killed at least one nun in
retaliation and threatened more
As usually happens, the Pope
apologized for the truth he spoke.
It has become common practice to
recant i Qneis olfended or if an
idea 1 t~ r. In,
other wrd"ilspe!4 iy ifida
long as everyone agrees."
Not long ago in the news we
saw wVhefe'tvo nfl rfdfef from the
Fox New\s Channel %\ere forced to
deny their faith and join the Islamic
religion or lose their life. Is this the
actions of a peaceful religion? God
forbid! Jihad, the holy war, is of a
murderous context!
Mohammed commanded them
to spread their faith by the sword. I
recall our Lord saying, "He who lives
by the sword will die by thesword."

The Christians have a loving,
peaceful and forgiving gospel that
is so contrary to the Moslem's
ideals. This eastern sect hates our
God, Jesus Christ.
"We are at war spiritually and
physically in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One enemy our soldiers can see,
the other is hidden. Our borders
are being invaded not just by illegal
aliens, but by demonic, radical
individuals who preach and pro-
mote hatred for us right here on
our own soil! The same forces who
took down the Twin Towers and
murdered other American citizens
on Sept. 11, 2001, are still at work
right here among us under the pre-
tense of pacece"
I've read recently that the name
or personage of Jesus Christ can-
not be addressed in prayers in gov-
ernment .matters publicly. The
ACLU has consistently raised a
ruckus over the proclamation by
Christians that he is God. Keep
your eyes and ears on subjects of
this issue. There is an anti-Christ
spirit roaming the land and
Mole s are a part of that faction.
If this letter gets printed, don't
look for an apology. My forehead is
set like a flint. The prophet Jeremi-
ah asked this question: "If you have
run with the footmen and they
wearied you, how can you con-
tend with the horsemen and if in
the land of peace they wearied you,
how will you do in the swelling of
the Jordan?"
It is time to stand up and be
Rosemary Duval

Community Events

OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment committee
will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from noon until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second
Ave. For information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown bag lunch meeting.
TV star to speak at local conference
-. Kirk amfneron. star of "Glowing 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,
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of 8 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and the
first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be awarded
for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until 8 a.m.
Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be provided during the
awards presentations. For information, on sponsorships and team
sin-up, contact Raulerson Hospital officiialBill Casian at (863 824-
2,02. AlF.t.o *.Wgo to the United Way of Okeechobee.

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Upcoming Events

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that
might need this group, please pass the word.-
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 caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located 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 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)
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;%'r, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
AA meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox
at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will

go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal anrid informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.

Community Events

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
meetings will be held in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St.,
beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)

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 needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations of
new baby items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby
Shower to be held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or
donating may call (863) 462-5877.

Bake sale benefits AC S
Physical Therapy of Okeechobee/Total Fitness will host a bake
sale at 332 S.W. 32nd St. to benefit Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at 9 a.m. Anyone wanting to
contribute items for the bake sale may drop off the items on Fri-
day, Sept. 29, until 6 p.m. For information, call Shirley Raciti at
(863) 697-0110.

Republican group plans barbecue
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be having an open
house barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the headquarters directly behind Dairy Queen. Everyone is
welcome and there is no charge. Steak, potatoes and beverage
will be provided. For information, call Joe at (863) 610-1639.

Free event on native plants planned
Learn more about Florida's native plants on National Public
Lands Day at Du Puis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner High-
way, Canal Point, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Join us to be a part of the nation's largest hands-on volunteer
effort as volunteers of all ages help install native plants, at DuPuis'
Visitors' Center. Guided tours of the Habitat Trail will be offered.
There will be a presentation about southern Florida's native
plants, and \ e 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 (8001 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
membership Meeting/Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Quail
Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. starting at 4 p.m. Dinner will be
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. The facility will remain open until 7 p.m.
for everyone to enjoy. There will be music, games, Bounce House
for the kids, sporting clays, golf cart rides and entertainment for
all ages. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish, salad,
vegetable or a dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided by the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct. 2, contact
Charlene or Lisa at the Farm Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.

Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4, from
11:30 until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown
bag lunch meeting and is open to everyone. For information call
Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040.

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.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 441 S.E., will re-open their
yard sale Thursday, Oct. 5. Hours will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
Thursday through Saturday. They will be closed Friday, Oct. 6, but
open each week thereafter. Call (863) 763-4242 for information.

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.
All interested parties age 8 and up are welcome. For information,
call Dawn Robbins at (863) 763-6469.

Bank hosts benefit bake sale

Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale Friday, Oct. 6, at
its 1409 S. Parrott Ave. and 500 N. Parrott Ave. branches. The sale
starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer
Society's Making Strides against Breast Cancer. On sale will be
home-baked pies, cookies, muffins' and cakes. For information,
contact Sonia Downie at (863) 467-4663.

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, bor-
ders 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.

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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, September 28, 2006

Is chocolate

good for you?

With studies of the healthful
benefits of chocolate in the news,
it was inevitable. Candy compa-
nies are now marking chocolate
as "health food."
New varieties of "heart
healthy" chocolate are competing
with "organic" chocolate in the-
nutritional supplement aisles of
the supermarket.
The basis for claims that
chocolate is good for you come
from the fact that chocolate con-
tains antioxidants beneficial
compounds which are often
found in fruits and vegetables.
Chocolate comes from a plant in
the form of cocoa beans.
Anti-oxidants are substances
that help the body rid itself of free
radicals. Free radicals are created
by the body's natural processes
- they are leftover bits of cells. If
the body cannot rid itself of these
"leftovers," they may contribute
to health problems such as heart
disease and cancer.
Researchers in the United
States have found that like many
other plants, the cocoa bean con-
tains high levels of anti-oxidants.
Researchers in Japan also
found cocoa may help lower the
LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels.
While all candy made with
cocoa has the anti-oxidant fla-
vanols, traditional candy bars also
have a lot of ingredients that are
not healthy lots of refined
sugar, fats (even transfats) and
The new "health" chocolates
are advertised as lower in calories
and fats and high in flavanols.
CocoaVia is one of the better
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lates. A "serving size" is one small
bar, a little less than one ounce.
That's about half the size of a tra-
ditional candy bar. One bar of
CocoaVia has 100 calories with 6
grams fat. CocoaVia has no trans-
fat, no cholesterol and no sodium.
It has 2 grams dietary fiber, 1 gram
protein and 9 grams sugar.
Like most of the other prod-
ucts marketed as "healthier"
chocolate, CocoaVia is dark
chocolate. Milk chocolate is high-
er in fat and lower in concentra-
tions of flavanols than dark
Some critics claim the new
"healthy" chocolate products have
less to do with nutrition science
and more to do with marketing.
So shop wisely, read the labels
and remember that moderation is
important. You can gain weight
on "healthy" chocolate just as
easily as on regular candy bars.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
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Health Briefs

Free prostate
screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Cen-
ter 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 appoint-

Blood donors
are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is
looking for blood donors in
Okeechobee. The blood mobile
will be at Raulerson Hospital,
1796 U.S. 441 N., on the second
Tuesday of each month from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile unit
will be at the Wal-Mart parking
lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
month of August may be
skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types
are needed. There is no upper
age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable.
Diabetes and blood pressure
donations can also be accepted.
A picture ID is needed for all

Bake sale
benefits ACS
Physical Therapy of Okee-
chobee/Total Fitness will host a
bake sale at 332 S.W 32nd St. to
benefit .Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer on Satuiday, Sept.
30, starting at 9 a.m. Anyone
wanting to contribute items for
the bake sale may drop off the
items on Friday, Sept. 29, until 6
p.m. For information, call Shirley
Raciti at (863) 697-0110.

Childbirth education
classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition will hold child-
birth education classes at the
Florida Community Health Cen-
ter, 308 N.W Fifth Ave. For infor-
mation, call the Healthy Start
office at (863) 462-5877.

Hospice hosting
Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will
present a Boots and Pearls Gala
on Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA
Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
Sponsorship opportunities are
available. All donations will help
fund the Hamrick Home resi-
dence. For information contact
Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-2684.

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American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-2950.
The Post is putting together a list
of Okeechobee men and women who
are on active duty and currently serv-
ing in all branches of military service,
National Guard and Reserve units.
Please call the Post at (863) 763-2950
and ask foer 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. "
The Post will temporarily change
their hours of operation to Sunday,
Monday Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday from 1 until 8 p.m.; and
Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serving
a regular menu. The hours of operation
are: Monday, Thursday and Friday
from 1 until 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos and margarita served from
noon until 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sun-
day from 1 until 8 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports Time
or NASCAR on big screen TV.
Sausage, hot dogs, pizza and $1 draft
beer will be offered.
Happy Hour in the lounge is from
4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and
Bar bingo will be held each Mon-
day starting at 1 p.m., and on Thursday
nights beginning at 6 p.m. for mem-
bers and guests.
Friday night dinner is served from
4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be from 4
until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at5 p.m.
The Sons of the American Legion
'steak dinner will ,.e held.on .th third.
,Sunday df ek6h fndnith' fbrri '3 until 6
Op.m. for a $10 donatiori.'The dinnerWMill
include steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea. There will be
entertainment from 3 until 7 p.m.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a reg-
ular informational meeting on the first
Saturday of the month at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for new
members are available. Call Chuck
Gillespie at (863) 697-1451 or Jerry Lee
Shields at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meet-
ings are the first Saturday of the month
at 10 am. Contact the Post 467-2882
for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thiirsday. washer toss at 1
First and third Thursday: Auxiliary
at6 p.m.; Aeriesat7 p.m.
Fridays- steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music
at7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.
Call the Aeries for other events at
(863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R.
70 East. For information, call (863) 763-
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third will be the regular
meeting starting at 8p.m.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors open
at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be avail-
able at,6 p.m. ..-.,
(fFridi: dinner a entertainment
starting at 6 p.m. Members and guests
are invited. ',,
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until?

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
For information'about the club and
events, call Bucky Yoder at (863) 467-
7342 or Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at
7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact W.M. Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W.
in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night meals
will be served from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Call the Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for
the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night start-
ing at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.mrr'. there
will be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
* Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m. Call for the menu.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in Okee-
chobee. For information and meal
menus, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
Social quarters opendaily from
noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is the,
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
WOTM #956 meeting is the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Men's officer meeting first and

third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting on the
first Tuesday of each month at8 p.m.
General meeting on the second
Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday and
Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday at 1
p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sundays
from 3 p.m. until ?, with snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sunday
of each month at 9 a.m.
VFWPost #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are
seasonal, contact the Post at (863)
763-0818 for information or write the
Post at RO. Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl.
34973. The Post opens at noon Mon-
day through Sunday.
Friday, Sept. 29 karaoke from 6
,until 10 p.m. by The Crows
Saturday, Sept. 30 karaoke
from 6 until 10 p.m. by Dave Cooper
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday start-
ing at 1 p.m. Food will be available.
Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Food will be
available. Karaoke will be from 6 until
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be avail-
Sunday: dinner will be available
from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be followed
by karaoke from 6 until 10p.m.
Every third Sunday there will be a
post meeting and ladies auxiliary meet-
ing at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving for
100 percent. For information, contact
the quartermaster at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at
"2002 SiR'. 78 W: 'i BI'ckh'ead Ridge.
For information, call (863)'467-2882:
Post opens at noon, Monday through
We are taking applications for new

members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets.
Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10
donation. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Post meetings are held on, the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The main
meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
For information contact Comman-
der Don South at (863) 467-2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.
VFWrpost #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-

day through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on
Wednesday: bar bingo will start
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, cour-
tesy of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday: short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will start
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the
big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W., members will meet the first
and third Thursday of each month at 8
p.m. The club is also available for wed-
dings and parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at (863)
610-6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.


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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
Theatre I -"Beerfest" (R) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 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. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2,4:15, 7and 9
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 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
? many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) began in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
,gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
010400. For information, ask for

You can help
Kids in Distress
SIn Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected children
by donating your operational car,
boat, truck or other vehicle to Kids
In Distress by calling (954) 390-
7620. Kids In Distress is a commu-
nity-supported agency dedicated to
the care, treatment and prevention
of child abuse and neglect. They
have locations in Broward and
Palm Beach counties.

Wildlife Center,
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit.organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. For information or appoint-
ments call (863) 763-8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth
to eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler,
18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed; however, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details, call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

BLUE HEELER- young female,
Call Evelyn Marcy at
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CROSS BOW Barnett Quad
300 w/ bow fishing reel. Left
di J&S Fitn Camp, boat ramp.
9/15 Reward.863-467-6070
IPOD NANO, Lost at Brahman
Movie Theater on Sunday,
Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
turn. (863)634-9751
(2), lost around the Prairie
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with green tail feather, last
seen 9/19, Four Seasons area.
Wings not clipped. Dearly
missed. (863)467-8871

male, 7 Ibs., very smart,
needs adult home w/fenced
yd. FREE. 863-675-4858
CAT To good homes. 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
KITTENS 2 males left, 10
wks., 1 free adult calico fe-
male. (863)763-2379
KITTENS, To good home.

Black & white.
(863)763-8007 or 634-1207
KITTENS- to good homes 7
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
.PARROT small, talks, with
cage, (863)983-6537
PUPPIES- Lab Mix (2) 6mos
old, Free to good homes only
old, very cute, playful &
charming. (863)467-8464
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
Criminal-free background
required. Cashiering
experience a must.
Convenience store experience
a plus. Must be able to work
any shift. Call to schedule
interview (561)394-0376
Looking for upcoming:
PIs. Fax resume to:
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939.
Indiantown Sanitation
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher for 2 year olds. Call
Help Wanted -
Hewitt's Truck Repair
Diesel Mechanic/Helper
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


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motivated and work well
with others. Paid mileage
vacation time
Excellent benefits
Fax resume to 863-763-5191
or call Angel 863-763-7337
Part time & full time.
Exp. a+, Will train right candi-
date. Call Total Roadside
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Responsible for daily land management activities creek
clearing, large acreage mowing, roller chopping,
herbicide spraying, prescribe burns. Able to operate,
maintain, and do minor repairs- farm equipment,
excavator, loader, swamp buggies, ATV's. Class A CDL
license is required within 60 days of hire, minimum of
1-3 years experience, and lives within 30 mile radius of
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

**Must Be Experienced**
Apply in person:
St. Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98 N.
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Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie,
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Harvesting Maintenance Person and Equipment Operator. The
Mechanical Harvesting Maintenance Person will be responsible
for the maintenance of self-propelled mechanical harvesting
equipment as well as the overseeing of daily mechanical har-
vesting activities: Qualified applicants must have at least 3
years documented experience as a mechanic plus be able to
perform cutting and welding activities The Equipment Operator
position must'have at least 1 year experience operating Heavy
Equipment. 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 risurance Ouahilied appi-
canls should send their resume or apply in person lo-
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7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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being accepted at:
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, Okeechobee, FL 34974


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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)
Contact Robin at 863.763.5593,
or fax resume to 863.763.7874
Position available, must have a 2 or 4 year
degree in accounting or related field, good
computer and communication skills a plus.
Benefits Available.
Fax resume to (863)763-6169 or
Apply at:
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 CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms

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

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

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

10,000 BTU, used 2 sea-
-sons, $20.(863)675-1098

hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer

both in good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
ramic) like new, $450 for
both will sell separate
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
.Equipped w/ice maker. Runs
great. $80. (863)467-4328
STOVE, 24", electric, white,
from Park Model, only 8
mos. old, $65.
(863)763-3508 Okee
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
WASHER Kenmore, perfect
working cond., barely used,
$80 Must sell!
works good, $100.
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee

folding bicycle. Very good
condition. $150.
LADIES BIKE, 26", excellent
condition. $50

45'x8'x10'. You haul it. $350.
772-334-1045. Located In
Palm City.

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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Installaon of Stormn
Shutters &Semdess
Rain Gatths.
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765

BABY STROLLER, brand new,
Combi Tetra TS, w/acoustic
canopyspeakers, $100.
(863)634-0565 ... .
BOUNCER, Graco, like new,
$25. (863)673-3662
CRADLE SWING, Fisher Price,
like new, $70.

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
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500

COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer

DRAPES- Burdine custom
lined. Multi pastel colors.
$50. or best offer.

excellent condition, asking
$300 (863)467-2194
BR SUITE- 45+ yrs old, solid
cherry, chest, dresser, mir-
ror, nite stand, exc cond.
$450 (863)357-2555
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
leather. $200 (863)946-3265
Couch, Loveseat & Chair, blue
in color, like brand new,
$200. (863)763-7209
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 Iv. msg.
Daybed/Trundle, wht.metal,
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
leaves, 6 Capt. chairs, solid
wood, good cond., $150 neg
back chrs, china cab., 2
leaves, teak/brass. $450.
Negot. 863-357-1352
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500

Wall unit. Oak colored wood,
Excellent condition. $150. or
best offer. (863)467-2887
SEAT, $400; 863-234-1067
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good con-
dition. $800. (863)946-3265
wooden, ornate, excellent
condition, includes bed
frame $300 (863)357-2555
LARGE MIRROR- 28x46, leaf
design, like new, $45
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
Rocker,Table w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top coffee tbl., $125/all,
will sell sep. 863-763-8828
w/footstools, beige, exc.
cond., never used, $125 for
both. (863)634-7359
SLEEPER SOFA--Queen-size,
light brown, very good condo.
$150 neg (863)634-5095
SOFA, 92", Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
SOFA- asking $50 in good
condition (863)517-1974
Recliners. Lg. wall mirror,
40"x47". $220/all, will sell
separate. 863-983-7996
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
WATERBED- King size,
w/headboard & drawers. Ex-
cellent condition. $100.

COLT 45, Argentinean 1928,
all matching numbers, an-
tique. $600 (863)467-1958
Remington 14" barrel, walnut
8rip, 2.5 scope. $325
MAG For Ruger Minil14, 40
round steel Federal, not
used, $60. Ask for Ross
Semi auto. $400/all, will sell
separate. 863-467-9892 Okee
cers 22 cal. $550. Firm.
Vince (863)697-2969
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $800. 357-5754

All natural, Doctor recom-
mended & guaranteed. FREE
Samples. 863-357-3430

$20 (863)467-7659
GS490, $200.

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-
chobee area

CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371

(Pronto-54) Up to 300 lbs.
ed. size lift chair. Both good
cond. $1250.863-635-3540

LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
SCOOTER, Electric, perfect
condition, used very little, w/
charger & instructions, can de-
liver. $1250 (863)634-6491
WALKER- 4 wheels, basket
and seat, paid $200, never
used, will sell for $75

with charger, car char ger,
booklet, works, $25. Call
For Brothers, PC 201 & PC
301. $29.90 for both or will
separate. (863)467-1484
FOG MACHINE, Perfect for
Halloween. $30
(561)629-6213 or
GAS CYLINDER, 100lb., 1/3
full, 1 year old, $75 neg.
Kirby Gen.3 Vacuum w/tech
drive, (5) wood posts 10'
long. 52" ceiling fan.
$400/all, will sep. 763-5011
TRAILER, '93 Rayside, double
axle, 4 ton capacity, tree bar,
2 5/16" ball & ramps,
$1050. (772)286-8812
WATER TANK- 800 gal, $50.
Firm. (863)467-2292

ACCORDION- 120 base but-
tons, 41 treble, 18.5" long,
19lbs, exc cond, $500
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
grade. 4'x10', 20"x8'.
500/both, will sell separate.
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
$450 (863)763-8667
bik. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.
ORGAN, Yamaha, $300
PIANO w/bench $100 or best
offer (863)675-3659
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200. (302)492-3308

FILE CABINETS- 1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both

$3,5 (863)983-7702
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 CRATE, for the back of
truck, 4x4 Diamond Plate.
$350 (863)673-1464
DOG KENNEL- 10x10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
bred, 10mths. old fixed male,
shots/wormed. Needs room to
run. $1100. 239-425-5605
w/stand $35
w/stand & accessories $150
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base, filters, etc $900
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.


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Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Pleae sed rellln to

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bucks, 4 does, cages, water
system, feeder & more.
$300 neg. (239)280-6082
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
KITTENS, 9 we : old realy
to go. Fr-e h' good riome
SHIH TZU- male, AKC, shots,
$525 (863)675-1112

large wooden, you haul, all
for $150 (863)697-6464

Uni-tech XLR, 70 lb draw &
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
$230. (863)635-0079
KNEEBOARD- Hydroslide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136 -
new, still in box. $85
(863)467-6818 9am-7pm
+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $105 (863)610-1276
$125. 863-467-6818

229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
separate. 863-634-6205
JVC SP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good condition. $75.

BIG SCREEN TV, 48" with
base, $1500. 863-234-1067
HD PROJ TV- 55" asking $500
or best offer (863)983-5364
40", beautiful picture, $300
or best offer (863)467-2194
2yrs. old. $100.
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sefl-
Inn with a classified ad.

Black & Decker, 7 1/4", good
cond., $25. (863)634-1479
For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip, trlr. & More.
$2500/all. 863-261-6892
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. '$550
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, W/alum. spool gun, 2
tanks w/flow mtrs. plasma
cutters $2200.(863)697-9704
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
diesel. $2K. 863-805-8769

KIRBY VACUUM like brand
new, used 3x, asking $500.

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies B60
Flowers 865

APALOOSA MARE 3yrs, great
w/kids. Well mannered. No
bad habits, $2K Neg.
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-
ins/UTD vacs., Exp. rider
1500. 863-467-4049
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
blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
$2500. (863)357-JUMP.
Junior Western Saddle, Pro-
fessional Line, Saddle King,
Ozark leather, handcrafted,
$300. (863)763-6507
Gelding, 6 years. $900. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
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.
$1500 (863)763-6220

I can deliver & install
1-100 pallets.
Call Cody Williams

per, very good cond., w/bag-
ger, $550 (863)675-0247
LaBelle area
Professional, $275 or best
offer. (863)467-1958

makes you a more informed
ad htereteg person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more smessfull

PONY TAIL 5FT Palm, huge
pot, very healthy, 10yrs old,
$125 or best offer

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Buck Head Ridge, 2br, 1ba,
$675/mo. 1st, last & security.
$1850 to move in. No dogs.
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call

Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 2 br, 1 ba, $1100
+ util. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classltelds.

ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo + 1st last, sec. dep. &
rels Ca3 Barry 7,72-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE 3/2,1600 S.F.
new rouse Ig. yard, bring
peis $1300/mo. F/L/S.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lide Eiales3, tile throughout,
1395'mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-24 8-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
,)jrjgp c thedral ceilings,
uielu neighborhood.
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2B..2.SBA, Ig. lot, $1000
mlj + uilI., 1st, last & sec.
e & ret s. (863)357-0707
Faniasuc 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & more! Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
access, jovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
.nice quiet neighborhood,
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.,

Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
For sale or lease,
1600 sq. ft., avail, now
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740

KINGS BAY 1 bedroom
w/private bath. Full house pr-
veleges. Female pref.$125/wk.
+1/2 util. 863-467-6798

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Business, Ig. client base west
routes. Terms avail. Call David
at H & H Svcs. 863-634-1867

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

3BR/2BA CBS w/office. Locat-
ed near Everglades Elemen-
tary. Built in 2003. Lg. laundry
room, lots of storage/closets.
20x30 carport/workshop, encl.
on concrete slab detached
from house. 10x20 covered
back porch, well & water sys-
tem. Large lot for area. Pdrced
to Sell!! Call 863-634-9630
NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,

2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495

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w/trailer, cover, garage kept,
needs tuneup & battery,
$900. (863)824-3354

aluminum & S/S. $100
(863)675-7391 after 6pm

HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $1500 Call Don
GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
$400 (863)763-6220

built, small, runs good, elec
start, $1200 or trade. Call
(863)697-2032 for details.

FOUR WINDS '96, 36' with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bldg. included. In Palm Dale,
FL. $8,000. (419)747-2923

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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

OKEECHOBEE- 5 +/- acres.
Pasture, grass, fenced, small
pond, paved road, corner lot.
igh & dry. Off Hwy 70 East
6 miles from town. Nice spot
for your dream house or mini
ranch. $189,000. Must See.
Call (863)763-2692

RIDGEMANOR- 1.14 acres,
oak trees, 1 lot off of paved
road, $29,900

MoblsIfom es

Mobil Home Part'20105
Mobe Homes RentZOt15s
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

W/F w/dock, Lg. rooms, hard-
wood firs., partial fum., W/D,
storage bldg. $1100/mo.
F/L/S. 863-467-8683
$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

w/10x30 Fla. room, c/a &
heat, 12x24 carport, new
kit., in adult park, low lot
rent, $17,500 neg. Must
See! (863)532-9224 Mike
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40
carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dbck, $38,000 negotiable
(863)357-1784 or

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

BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
$2500 (863)902-0477
GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat
Bottom w/new trolling motor
i& oars, 2 cush. seats $325
iwil-sep. 863-509-3260
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke. troll. mtr., galv.
trr., $5k firm. 239-229-2974
HYDRASPORT, '85, 19', 3"
aluminum trailer. Needs work
$1500. or best offer.

w/ Super slider, Very good
cond. Lot rent $215/mth.
$10,330. 863-532-0080
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
or 772-263-1803

RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or

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

BUICK CENTURY-'95, 4 new
tires & battery. $1200.
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
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500. 863-673-6266
CAMARO RS '99, Convertible,
runs, needs exhaust/brake
work & new top. $3500 book,
$2400 neg. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAVALIER- '91, $600.
door, Good cond., Runs,
$2500. 863-634-6720
Chevy Monte Carlo SS, '86,
350 mtr., turbo 350 trans.,
$2500. 863-675-4697 or
5spd, good cond., needs 02
sensor, $750
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
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.

Puli Notice

I PubicNo ice

The Lakeport Water Association requests proposals for the supply of potable water.
Potable water shall be delivered to the Lakeport Water Association's system in the
community of Lakeport, Glades County, Florida. The average daily demand cur-
rently fluctuates between 100,000 gpd and 150,000 gpd depending on the sea-
son. The current reserve capacity for LWA Is 350,000 gpd.
Letters of interest are due by October 13, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at 10055 Red Bamrn
Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471. A complete Request for Proposals package can
be obtained from the Lakeport Water Association at the address above. The Lake-
port Water Association reserves the right to re act any or all proposals. The Lake-
port Water Assoclation accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparing o
delivering the proposals. Lakeport Water will accept, review, and evaluate any
proposal received from an individual or entity provIding a letter of intent prior tc
the deadline above and meeting the requirements in the request for proposals.
Lakeport Water Association will require a verbal presentation prior to making a fi-
nal decision.
Sam Griffin, President
Lakeport Water Association, Inc.
(863) 946-1300
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V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
'96, Good gas mileage, Ex-
cellent condition $3000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4579.
motor. Needs transmission.
Excellent parts car. $75. or
best offer. (863)763-0967
5 spd, loaded, very clean,
38mpg, runs perfect. $3950.
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276

JEEP WRANGLER, '87, 4x4, 6
cyl., auto, runs good, lift kit,
exc. tires & rims, $4000 or
best offer. (863)634-0187

EZ GO GOLF CART 3 wheel-
er, w/charger. Runs well.
$500. 863-675-7825
GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/bat-
tery charger, runs & looks
great. $1000/neg.

CHROME RIMS, brand new,
18x7.5, 5 lug, only asking
$650. (863)467-1263
ton, Dana 60-70, 456 gears.
$1300 (561)719-9391 after

FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers
side, good cond. white,
$150 (863)675-0188
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
Go Kart motor. Like new
cond., only 5 hrs. $200.
box, fits 1975 or newer. $75
Firm. 863-763-6629
Induction System, K&N FIPK
Generation 2, cold air, for a
'96'03 Chevy S10 or Blazer,
$200 neg. (863)697-3865
For '99 Lexus. $600
(561)719-9391 after 6pm
factory. $100.863-467-8038
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.
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467

CHEVY '89, Heavy Duty 3/4
ton, flatbed. Rebuilt 350 en-
gine, new trans., steering, ball
joints, calibers, rotors &
drums. $4000 (863)467-7859
DODGE 2500 SLT '01- Ext
cab., long bed, recessed ball
hitch, tow pkg, runs great,
cold air, 73K mi., $11,900

IPbic Notice

I Pulc o ice

INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants Com-
petitive Negotiations Act, FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the de-
sign and supervision of the following project:
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
One (1) original and Four (41 cooles clearly indicating the project for which you
are submitting. Please submit the following Information in the order listed:
1. Letter of Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form-- which can be obtained by calling the IRCC
Facilities Planning Office at 772-462-7360, or preferably by e-mailing your
requestto ooi.di
4.Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have
had experience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6.1f your firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida
Corporate Charter
Submittal documents will be accepted in the Indian River Communitv Colleae Fa-
cilities Planning Office Building 'S" Room #233 3209 Viroinia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12"00 Noon on Thursday October 12
2006 Submittals receivedafterthat time/date will not be considered
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design and architectural super-
vision of a Medical Training Facility for Indian River Community College.
The subject facility will be located at the IRCC Fort Pierce Main Campus, 3209 Vir-
gias Avenue, Frt Pierce, FL 34981-5596. Please direct inquiries to the IRCC
Facilities Planning Office by calling 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing pi- Thank you for your interest in our projects.
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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-
fler. $2500. 863-634-6341
FORD F350, '91, diesel, ext.
cab, dual rear whls., runs
7reat, strong motor, $3500.
Gas, runs good. $2500.
See at: 6420 Hwy. 98 N. Okee
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787 or

double axle, with ramps,
gooseneck, steel floor.
1450 (863)697-9704
OPEN TRAILER, '07 6x12.
Tandem axle, 3' sides, brand
new. $1200.863-634-1183

open flatbed, tilt, $585.

CHEVY VAN '93, 1 ton, needs
engine, rebuilt trans. $400
DODGE '91, 1 ton, 318 cu. in.
$1000 (863)634-9345
good cond., runs good.
3200 Firm. 863-697-6473
Cream Trk, clean & ready to
go, $2500 neg
Good work van. $1000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691


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I Publi Notic

CASE NO.: 2006-CC-265
One (1) brown neglected horse.
353 Lott Grade Road
Venus, FL 33960 (regular mall)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Friday, October 6, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. or as soon
thereafter as counsel can be heard, the undersigned will bring on to be heard
HORSE pursuant to Section 828.073, loidaSta before the Honorable Shir-
ley M. Brennan, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
Courtroom D, Okeechobee, Florida.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been furnished
by U.S. regular mail delivery to the above-named persons) on this 19th of Sep-
tember, 2006.
Law Office of
County Attonmey
FLA Bar No.: 389749
400 N.W. 2nd Street
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Flrionda 34972
(863) 763-3131
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact Debbie Jenkins, at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, telephone (863) 763-2131, within 2 wortidn
days ofyour receipt of this Nce of Hearing; if you arem hearing or voice impaired,
caIl 1-800-955-8771.
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Public Notices


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
lorida 34972 on October 13, 2006, at
9:00 AM. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storaQe
charges. Year, make, model and vin
are as follows.
1987 Gold Toyota Corolla
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condion with no guarantees.
164673 ON 9/28/2006

CASE NO. 2006 CA 231
his wife, and LOUIS C.EDER,
TO: Dan B. Dyer
LindaS. Dyer
9113North Grant Avenue
Manassas, VA 22110
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet and confirm title of Plaintiff in
and to land located in Okeechobee
County, Florida, more particularly de-
scribed as:
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South
1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 7, Sec-
tion 25, Township 34 South, Range 35
East, according to e plat the pt there, re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, Public
Records of Okeechobse County, Flori-
da (aka Lot N.) (hereinafter referred to
as the Property).
has been lied against you and LOUIS C.
EOER, and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
QUIRE, Plaintiffs attorney, whose ad-
dress is 2400 S.E. Federal Highway,
4th Floort, Stuart, Florida 34994 on or
before October 19, 2006, but not less
than 28 nor more than 60 days after
the first publication of the notice, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-

tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the Complaint
Dated this 14th day of September, 2006.
By: Christie Chapman
Deputy Clerk

-Plic Notice

-ublic Notice

Bartow, Florida
September 19,2006
Advertisement No. 2
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Barlow, Forida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, October 19, 2006 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Professional Services Conference Room.
Bidders may obtain preliminary bid results at httoli/www dot state fl us/cc-ad-
MoW. Click on'Letting Results' and D1.
BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
artment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO
ox 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
sued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, October 18, 2006.
Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, October 13,2006.
FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 421069-1-72-01 The work specified in this
contract consists of Clearing & Grubbing, Power Shearing, and Tree Trimming &
Removal. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Michael
S. Teetl, (231-656-7800 Ilihel teet AMdot ate fl us, BUDGET AMOUNT
CIAL PROJECT NO 414885-1-72-01 & 420880-1-72-01 The work specified in
this contract consists of mechanical road and bridge sweeping. (Approx 365 Cal-
endar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Michael S. Teatl, 230)-656-7800
michael t u8iodglt le fl n BUDGET AMOUNT $140,000.00'. NLCHABRG
Cheryl L Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
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Community Events

Yard sale benefits community projects
The Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign will hold a yard
sale on Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the
Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. Dona-
tions from the public are welcomed, but must be dropped off no later
than Friday, Oct. 6. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to benefit
community projects. For information, call Linda From at (863) 462-5805
or Mickie Thompson at (863) 462-5779.

Martha's House hosting dinner
Martha's House will host a free dinner for the public on Monday, Oct.
9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.
The dinner is being held to recognize October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, honor survivors, bring awareness to domestic vio-
lence and to show appreciation to the community for donations that are
given throughout the year. The guest speaker will be Dr. Sandra Blanton.
There will also be entertainment. To RSVP, call (863) 763-2893. If there is
no answer, please leave a message.

Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meeting will be
held Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Church of
the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th St. Lunch will be served. For
information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Annual food drive is planned
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall and
Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for Families
community food. drive from Oct. 16 to Nov. 25. Organizations in Okee-
chobee County wishing to receive food from this drive for distribution
should call Mr. Cunningham toll free at (866) 500-4104 to register the
organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-mail may be sent to wcunning-
ham01 to receive a food recipient form. All food collected
locally will be distributed in Okeechobee County.

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) 763-6464.

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 Sat-
urday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is payable by
check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP
insurance to be eligible for the class. Check with your auto insurance
agent for your three-year discount after you have received your certificate
from the class. Contact Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information.

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

Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby items such as, furni-
ture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and anything
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to bene-
fit infants and pregnant women in the community. For information, call
(863) 462-5877.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations to
join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in con-
junction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offer-
ing 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 gymnasi-
um on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a family of four for
only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the OHS Band to
Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee,
Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for Okeechobee school
employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers
are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings are
held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Pop-
per at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit

Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a list of Okeechobee men and women who are on active duty
and currently serving in all branches of military service, National Guard
and Reserve units. Please call Post #64 at (863) 763-2950 and ask for
Commander Dan Fennell. Or, send a note listing the branch of service,
name, rank and unit number to: America n Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.

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

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

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

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

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

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift. This
adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You must
attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No child care will
be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863)
634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be par(
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-

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee;
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The
mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-
4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most
medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood 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 web site at; 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:

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.


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