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EMT solicitation
is telephone scam
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by area
residents that a group called
Florida EMTs & Paramedics is
soliciting money over the tele-
This is not a local organiza-
tion, and could possibly be
based in Canada.
Callers are asking for dona-
tions supposedly to be used
for training and equipment.
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Raulerson visits
South Africa,..
SJennifer Raulerson, a 2002,,
Okeechobee High School
graduate and currently a sen-
ior at the University of Florida,
has been selected to serve as
an ambassador for the College
of Education at the University
of Florida. She also serves as
vice president of Kappa Delta
Pi; an honor society at the Uni-
versity of Florida. This past
summer Ms. Raulerson stayed
seven weeks in South Africa
volunteering for an organiza-
tion called Willing Workers in
South Africa. She, along with
eleven other College of Educa-
tion seniors, worked in class-
rooms, assisting students and
helping to repair existing
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County takes bold stand

Attorney will write
ordinance dealing
with sexual offenders

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
"If you're going to get in the
-water, you might as well jump in
with both feet," said Okeechobee
county attorney John Cassels.
And, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners

took heed of his advice and
plunged into waters where no
other county in the state of Florida
has even so much as dog paddled.
At their meeting Thursday, the
commissioners voted unanimous-:
ly to have Mr. Cassels'draw up an-
ordinance that would prohibit two
or more registered sexual offend-'
ers from living together in one
house unless they are in aconven-c
tional marriage with children.
The order by the board was
brought about by the recent out-
cry of, homeowners and con-

cerned citizens in Dixie Ranch
Acres over a group of convicted
sexual offenders living together in
a group home setting. Currently,
there are only two living in the
home. But, according to Okee-
chobee County Sheriff Paul May
that number may be increased to
as many as six in the near future.
"I have a problem with this in a
residential neighborhood," stated
Sheriff May to the board. "I don't
want to hear the minister say they
don't re-offend, because theydo."
The sheriff was referring to

YMS and OMS: Take part in reading event

Okeecnobee News,'Lorna Jablonski
Mrs. Dana Tedders' class at Yearling Middle School read an excerpt from "Peter and the
Starcatchers," written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. They were part of a statewide
attempt at breaking a Guinness World Record. ".
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Okeechobee News /Chauna Aguilar
Students at Osceola Middle School participated in the attempt to break a Guinness
World Record for the Most People Reading Aloud Simultaneously in Multiple Locations.
Mrs. White is the reading teacher for the seventh grade Falcon team. Pictured are: (from
left to right) Margaret McKane, Taylor Davis, Mariah Parriott, Mrs. Valarie White, Ciarra
McCullough, Lauren Halliday and Krista McGee.

Middle schoolers try for world record

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Students at Okeechobee's
two middle schools joined at
least 214,686 students in 303
middle schools throughout
Florida and Governor Job Bush
Thursday morning to attempt
to break a Guinness World
Record for the Most People
Reading Aloud Simultaneously
in Multiple Locations.
The attempt took place on

Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11:25
a.m. The students read an
excerpt from the book "Peter
and the Starcatchers," written
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pear-
The book, published by Dis-
ney Editions, spent 47 weeks
on the New York Times Best
Seller List and is the prequel to
"Peter Pan," that was written
by J.M. Barrie. It answers ques-
tions as to who Peter Pan was

and how he and the Lost Boys
wound up in Neverland.
The excerpt from Chapter
11 was as follows: "Molly's
heart leaped as a gray shape
flowed from the water, form-
ing a graceful arc before disap-
pearing again beneath the sur-
face. The shape was followed
by another, then another. Por-
poises. Five of them, their

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Reverend Richard Witherow who
owns the home at 7272 N.W 81st
Court in Dixie Ranch Acres. He
* said in a telephone interview earli-
er this week that he also owns a
modular home and a mobile
home at 2587 S.E. 63rd Ave.
However, records at the Okee-
chobee County Property Apprais-
er's office indicate that the regis-
tered owner of the home in Dixie
Ranch Acres is WJ. Fillmore of
Rev. Witherow operates
Matthew 25 Ministries in Lake

Worth which provides counseling
and programs for sexual offend-
The sheriff also told board
members that. while there has
been a large number of citizens
complain about the home in Dixie
Ranch Acres, he said not one per-
son has complained about ihe res-
idences on S.E. 63rd Avenue.
He went on to say that in all his
years of being a law enforcement
officer in Okeechobee County that
See Offenders- Page 2

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man died at
a West Palm Beach hospital
early Thursday after he was
shot while
intervening .
in an ar g u -
between a
man, and
Edir Detective
Swinl, 51.1.
died at St.
Mary's Hos- Jerry
pital- around Jones.
4:45 a.m. on
Sept. 28, said Detective M.D.
Faulkner of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
He had been shot in the
abdomen with a .30/.30 caliber
rifle, added the detective.
Arrested in the case was
Jerry LeroyJones, 48. Detective
Faulkner said Jones was being
held without bond in the Okee-
chobee County Jail on a charge

of first degree murder.
The detective said Jones and
his girlfriend apparently became
involved in an argument at their
home on S.E: 33rd Terrace
around 12:30 a.m Thursday. Mr.
Swiint, \ ho also lived in the resi-
dence, came out qf his room
and tried to intervene. This led to
a verbal altercation between the
two men.
"They were fighting because
the victim was involved in per-
sonal business where he had no
business being involved," said
Detective Faulkner. "He w\as
warned to stay out ot the issue
(by Jones).",
He went on to say that the
argument between Jones and
Swint became heated, and that
Swint reportedly started moving
toward Jones.
."I believe he (Jones) had
options that he could have taken
but he chose not to, and he
knew what he was doing," said
Detective Faulkner on why he
charged Jones with first degree


discusses topic

of bypass road

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Thurs-
day, Sep. 28, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners spent a consider-
able amount of time discussing
improvements to S.W 67th
Drive, as well as drainage in
Douglas Park.
According to the plan
approved at the Sept. 14 meet-
ing, Oscar Daniel will be able to
use S.W. 67th Drive to haul

shell rock from his mine at the
end of that road. However, he
must pay .10 cents a ton for
that privilege. Money con-
tributed by Mr. Daniel is to be
used for the improvement of
S.W 67th Drive or to acquire
land and construct a bypass
road between S.R. 70 and S.R.
The agreement calls for Mr.
Daniel to pay an advance of
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
As the sun came up Thursday morning, the extent of the fire damage to the mobile
home on NW 144th Drive became apparent. Quick response by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fire/Rescue kept the fire from spreading to other properties in the area.


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Fla. minimum wage to go up 27 cents an hour

minimum wage will increase to
$6.67 an hour next year, a 27-
cent increase to match inflation
as required by an initiative
passed two years ago.
The state's minimum wage
went up to $6.15 an hour in 2005
because of a constitutional

Continued From Page 1
sleek bodies keeping pace effort-
lessly with the lumbering ship.
Molly leaned over the stern rail
and waved frantically, then
caught herself, feeling foolish.
They know I'm here, she
thought. They see everything. As
if reading her mind, a large pro-
pose rose straight up, using its
powerful tail to lift its head well
clear of the water, dancing on
the churning water. It looked at
Molly, grinning, and said, 'Hello.'
Not in English, of course. It
spoke in clicks and squeaks. But
Molly had studied enough Por-
poise to understand the standard
greeting. Struggling to recall her
lessons, Molly squeaked and
clicked (the clicks were the hard-
est) something back, which she
hoped was 'Hello.' What she
actually said was 'My teeth are
green,' but the porpoise was too
polite to point that out. Now the
other four porpoises rose from
the water, and, observing the
protocol, also said 'Hello.' Molly
told them all that her teeth were
The Florida students attempt-
ed to break the record currently
held by 155,528 students from
737 schools in the United King-
dom, who read William
Wordsworth's poem "Daffodils"
on March 19, 2004.
In a press release dated Aug.
25, Governor Bush stated:
"Reading is the key to learning
and the foundation for success
in school and life. This event also
lets children know that reading
is fun."
The actual record attempt
was part of a program that took
place from 11 until 11:30 a.m. It
was broadcast live on public tel-
evision through a webcast from
MGM Studios in Orlando.
Governor Bush was joined by

amendment approved by voters
in 2004, and then went up to
$6.40 this year.
The amendment tied the
state's minimum wage to infla-
tion, requiring an adjustment
each year.
The $6.67 rate will start Jan. 1,
the Florida Agency for Workforce

Innovation announced Thursday, counted as part of their wage, the
The increase puts the state's minimum will go to $3.65 an
minimum wage at $1.52 more hour Jan. 1, plus the worker's
than the current $5.15 federal- tips.
minimum wage. At least 13 other About 400,000 of the 9 million
states, however, have minimum people in the Florida work force
wage rates higher than the feder- earn the minimum wage,
al standard, according to Agency for Work-
For workers whose tips are force Innovation statistics.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Students in Mr. Walsh's class at Osceola Middle School are reading an excerpt from "Peter
and the Starcatchers," written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson along with students
throughout the state of Florida to help beat the Guinness World Record of the Most People
Reading Aloud Simultaneously in Multiple Locations.

Lieutenant Governor Toni Jen-
nings, Education Commissioner
John Winn, K-12 Chancellor
Cheri Pierson and 120 students
from Howard Middle School and
Southwest Middle School. Also
in attendance were Peter Pan
and Captain Hook.
"Our students continue to rise
to the challenges of academic
achievement," said Commis-
sioner Winn. "This event gives
our middle school students the
opportunity to show the world
their dedication to succeed in
Whether or not the students
were successful in breaking the
Guinness World Record will be
confirmed after all the proper
documentation is received and
reviewed by Guinness.
Post your opinions in the Public
Reporter LomaJablonskimay be,

News Briefs

Survey deadline is Sept. 30
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has announced that the deadline for sub-
mitting a completed survey to be used to identify the needs of the
local business community will be Saturday, Sept. 30.
If any business has completed the survey, it should be faxed to
the Main Street office at (863) 467-8488. If a business has not
received the survey, visit the Main Street web site at www.mainstree-; or, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural 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.-O careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
outboard motor.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
School Board member Joe Arnold was present at Yearling
Middle School Thursday morning as the entire student body
joined with other schools across Florida in an attempt to
break a Guinness World Record for the Most People Reading
Aloud Simultaneously in Multiple Locations.

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$100,000 on this .10 cent-per-ton
fee. He must also donate land for
a bypass road.
Gene Schriner of the engineer-
ing firm of Craig A. Smith present-
ed preliminary plans for improve-
ments to S.W. 67th Drive.
In order to accommodate shell
trucks, Mr. Schriner said the road
should be widened from its pres-
ent width of 20 feet, to 24 feet.
He said he did not know the
volume of trucks that would be
using the road, but suggested a
traffic circle at one intersection
and a three-way stop sign at
another as a way to slow traffic.
His proposal included sidewalk
and a bus stop.
He also suggested the use of
chicanes, which are devices to
narrow the road in certain places
to slow traffic.
In addition, Mr. Schriner also
suggested monitoring the bridge

Continued From Page 1
he's "... never seen this many peo-
ple so upset over something."
With that statement, the sheriff
was alluding to a meeting held
Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) between he and 49 home-
owners in Dixie Ranth Acres and
other concerned citizens.
Sheriff May also told the com-
mission it was his understanding
that the offenders living in the three
homes pay $145 per week, per per-
son, for rent.
"Aren't we looking at someone

on S.W 67th Drive.
However, he added that a
bypass would be the best option.
"If we can find another route, I
think you will be better off," Mr.
Schriner said.
County attorney John Cassels
stated that construction of the
entire bypass between S.R. 70
and S.R. 78 is not necessary at
first. He said that construction of
the road from Mr. Daniel's proper-
ty to S.R 70 would take the trucks
off S.W. 67th Drive.
Mr. Cassels suggested starting
at the end of S.W 48th Avenue
and going south.
It was noted that S.W. 48th
Avenue is a collector road.
The commission took no
action on Mr. Schriner's improve-
ment proposals. However, they
did approve a $14,580 fee to Craig
A. Smith to prepare a study of
potential rights-of-way.
They also agreed with Mr.
Schriner's proposal that speed
bumps be placed on S.W. 21st

operating a rooming house?"
asked Commissioner Elvie Posey.
"He's charging them like it's a
motel. This is a business, and it's
going to turn in to one hell of a
business here.
"He needs to run it in Lake
Worth, that's where he needs to
run it," added Mr. Posey.
Sheriff May told the board that
this is a problem that needs to be
addressed, "but I don't know how
we'll solve it."
The sheriff also told commis-
sioners that Okeechobee County,
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Major Noel
Stephen has contacted every sher'
iff in the state to see if they are hav-
ing the same problem with groups
of registered offenders living

Turning to drainage issues,
Bertha Bosewll and a delegation
of Douglas Park residents
addressed the commissioners on
the drainage and trash situation in
their neighborhood.
County administrator George
Long told them that land acquisi-
tion has been holding up the
county's drainage project there.
The group was told to tell code
enforcement of abandoned cars
and trash in their neighborhood.
"We will work on these things
for you," promised commission
chairman John Abney.
In other action, the board:
adopted an ordinance that
increases the drivers' education
surcharge on traffic violations
from $3 to $5 in accordance with
Florida statutes;
agreed to furnish funds from
the above fines to Okeechobee
County schools for driver educa-
rejected a bid from Lake
View Builders for additions and
alternations to the sports com-

together. But none are, he added.
"The best thing to do is get avan
and load them up," said Commis-
sioner Gene Woods, facetiously.
Although he agreed with Sheriff
May emotionally, Mr. Cassels said
he wasn't sure such an ordinance
could withstand a legal challenge'.
"Common sense would tell you
the farther away you keep an
offender from temptation the bet-
ter. But, I don't know if that would
be borne out by statutes," he said.
"This is difficult issue because the
crime is so heinous. The problem
you're going to run into is that
there are certain liberal organiza-
tions that are looking for that one
case. Then, you will get to spend
hundreds of thousands of dollars to

plex concession stand;
approved a 5.5 percent pay
increase for non-union county
employees and performance-
based pay adjustments up to 7
authorized payment of bud-
geted appropriations to the Okee-
chobee Count Sheriff's Office in
monthly increments during the
coming fiscal year;
banned the operation of
ATVs on unpaved county roads;
passed a resolution urging
the establishment of strategic
plan for the Everglades Agricultur-
al Area;
applied for a grant from the
state to help pay for the proposed
emergency operations center;
passed a motion to look at
the definition of moving texts
signs; and,
voted to have the county seal
put on all county vehicles.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached

defend the ordinance.
"But, we can certainly try it. It
just depends on how aggressive
you want to be," he added.
As it turned out, all five mem-
bers of the board became very
"We may be sailing into
unchartered waters, but we're
ready to launch the boat," said
Commission chairman John
Now, it's up to the county attor-
ney to chart the course and make
sure the county reaches its destina-
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Raulerson visits

South Africa

Jennifer Raulerson, a 2002
Okeechobee High School gradu-
ate and currently a senior at the
University of Florida, has been
selected to serve as an ambassa-
dor for the College of Education at
the University of Florida. She also
serves as vice president of Kappa
Delta Pi, an honor society at the
University of Florida. This past
summer Ms. Raulerson stayed
seven weeks in South Africa vol-
unteering for an organization
called Willing Workers in South
Africa. She, along with eleven
other College of Education sen-
iors, worked in classrooms, assist-
ing students and helping to repair
existing classrooms. The teachers,

students, and community leaders
were very appreciative of the con-
tributions from the University of
Florida students. In addition to
enjoying the scenery and the wild
life of Africa, she also had the
opportunity to bungee jump from
the Bloukrans Bridge, described in
the Guinness Book of Records as
the world's tallest bungee jump-
ing bridge, and also experienced
sky diving over Plettenberg Bay
and cage diving to view the great
white sharks located in the waters
off of Cape Town. Ms. Raulerson
would like to take this opportunity
to thank her friends and family for
the support she received while liv-
ing in South Africa.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Jennifer Raulerson went to South Africa as a volunteer. She,
along with eleven other College of Education seniors,
worked in classrooms, assisting students and helping to
repair existing classrooms.

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mentary: Kindergarten, (in no particular order), Lilliana Rodriguez, Osvaldo Salgado, Jen-
nifer Aguilar, Enrique Luviano, Daniel Meza, Erika Serrano, Enoc Leon, and Ashley Ville-
da; first grade, Kelly Branam, Marshall Abney, Keith Morgan, and Carlos Campos; second
grade, Matthew Covert, Kasey Durand, Kaylie Yingling, Kyle Giles, Laura Jimenez and
Mariah Casanova; third grade, Ricardo Gonzalez, Daniel Alvarez, Doris Alvarez, Josie
Todd, and Karina Campos; fourth grade, Elena Jimenez, Daniel Hernandez, Autumn
Wakelee, Abygayl Sanchez, and Nadir Aguirre; and, fifth grade, Jazmin Franco, Jaymee
Johnson, and Paige Roller. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Everglades students of the week
The following students are achieving excellence in the classroom during the week of
Sept. 25 at Everglades Elementary. Kindergarten students are, Arturo Longoria, Luis
Colon, Oscar Longoria, Christopher Tiffany, and Carley Ostavitz First grade students are
Alexander Haaka, Fernando Gonzalez, Alex Campos, Bailey Hansen, and Kyle Morgan
Second grade students are Richard Spiess, Gail Sparkman, Aurelio Urbina, Ashley
Arnold, Mariela Cancino, and Eve King. Third graders are, Nicholas Steen, Kristen Dry-
den, and Brandon Koebernik. Fourth grade students are, Jacalyn Sutton, Jacqueline Bar-
rera, and Aby Sanchez. Fifth grade students are Fredy Valdez, Rodney Bass, Cynthia
Eddings, and Apryle Roberts. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.


Anna Everlyn
Anna Everlyn Atterbury, age
87, died Sept. 28, 2006, at her resi-
dence in Okeechobee. She was
born June 25, 1919 in Herman,
Minn. and-was formerly of Rich-
mond, Va. for 18 years before
moving to Okeechobee.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, John; and her sons,
Richard and Everett Plummer.

She is survived by her sons,
John (Lillian) Plummer, Sr. of
Okeechobee, Donald (Dot) Plum-
mer, Jr. of Richmond, Va., and
Herbert (Cynthia) Plummer of
Saint Cloud; and her daughter,
Barbara (David) Woodmansee of
Saint Cloud. She is also survived
by a host of grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, and great-great-
Visitation will be from 2 until 4
p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at the
Buxton Funeral home Chapel,

110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Visitation in Richmond, Va. will be
from 2 until 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct.
1, 2006. Graveside services will be
held 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, 2006,
at Dale Memorial Park. Arrange-
ments in Richmond, Va. will be
handled by the Morrissett Funeral
home, (804) 275-7828.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and

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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
HILLARY: If Hillary Clinton were to run for president, how many
democrats in Okeechobee would actually vote for her?

NIGHTMARE: Driving out of the south side of the high school
from 6 until 7 a.m. is a nightmare. Why can't they put three lanes on
that drive one for turning left, one going straight and one turning
right to speed traffic flow. As it is now, it will only get worse as Okee-
chobee grows.

DUMPING GROUND: A recent issue of the Okeechobee News
had photos of more than 100 sexual offenders and predators who
live in our county. That is way above the state per capital average. It
makes you wonder why they are moving here. I checked a bit and
found out that many cities have passed ordinances restricting where
a convicted sexual offender can live. They do not let them five within
a certain distance of a school, playground, daycare center, church or
other facility where children gather. Clewiston recently passed a law
about this. Okeechobee County needs to get on the ball and do
something before we wind up being the sexual offender capital of
Florida. To the county commissioners how about helping to pro-.
tect our children? We don't need any more sexual offenders moving
into Okeechobee County. We already have more than enough, and
the majority of them are not originally from here. We need laws to
help protect our community from being a dumping ground for the
problems of other counties.

ATVs: Regarding the new law about ATVs allowed on unpaved
road, one thing to note is that it is legal for licensed drivers to ride
ATVs on unpaved roads. It is still not legal for children to ride ATVs.
And a permit is not good enough. It has to be. a driver's license. So
those under the age of 16 are not allowed to legally do this. The
same goes for anyone over the age of 16 who does not currently
have a valid driver's license. Licensed drivers may now drive ATVs
on certain designated unpaved roads, obeying the speed limits and
all other traffic rules.

HOME DEPOT: I think it is great Home Depot is coming Oee-
chobee. It will save me a lot of gas as I have been driving I Fort
Pierce or Stuart to shop at Home Depot. It won't change my shop-
ping habits, but will save me some gas money and some time. I par-
ticularly enjoy their how-to clinics. A lot of things around the home;
like replacing a broken tile or putting in a new ceiling fan, are a little
tricky but can be done yourself if someone shows you how.

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Community Events

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 pro-
vided during the awards presentations. For information on spon-
sorships and team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official
Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United
Way of Okeechobee.

Local health fair scheduled
A health fair to aid the community of Okeechobee will be
held at the complex of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Several
health-service institutions in Okeechobee will be participating
and offering health education and direct health services.

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 audi-
torium of the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave. Donations 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.

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Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion 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 infor-
mation, call Fran at (863) 382-6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group; are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.

Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1 111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will fol-
low a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at
(863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251.
AA. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.'

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran 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 informa-
tion call (863) 634-4780.

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S,. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be heldat 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 Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863). 763-6510. or (863) 467-
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technol-
ogy 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
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 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 and 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 wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6
until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-

tion, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like
to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of
our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon build-
ing, 1600 S.W Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863)-763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Community Events

OHS yearbooks to go on sale
Okeechobee High School Yearbooks will be on sale through Fri-
day, Sept. 29, during first and second lunch. The cost of the year-
book is $35. If you buy now, you save $10 and will be admitted to
the Yearbook Jam in May when the books arrive. Please make
checks payable to OHS.

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

Bake sale benefits ACS
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 Friday,
Sept. 29, until 6 p.m. For information, call Shirley Raciti at (863)

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

Free event on native plants planned
Learn more about Florida's native plants on National Public
Lands Day at DuPuis 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' Visi-
tors' Center. Guided tours of the Habitat Trail will be offered. There
will be a presentation about southern Florida's native plants, and
we will have beautiful, native plants available for purchase. This
event is free and all volunteers with receive a free barbecue lunch.
Girl Scouts can earn the "Get with the Land" badge for participat-
ing. High School students can earn volunteer hours. Call (800) 432-
2045, ext. 3339, for information and to sign up.

Blessing of the Animals planned
The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place at the Sacred
Heart Pavilion, 901 S.W. Sixth St., on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11:30
a.m. until 12:35 p.m. All animals and pets, and their owners are

Farm Bureau plans Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual mem-
bership Meeting/Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Quail Creek
Plantation on S.R. 68 E. starting at 4 p.m. Dinner will be from 4:30
until 6 p.m. The facility will remain open until 7 p.m. for everyone
to enjoy. There will be music, games, Bounce House for the kids,
sporting clays, golf cart rides and entertainment for all ages. Mem-
bers are being asked to bring a covered dish, salad, vegetable or a
dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided by the Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct. 2, contact Charlene or Lisa
at the Farm Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.

Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will rheet 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, oj4aformation call Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-

Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet Mon-
day, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St.,
to elect officers for the coming year. Any member of the Friends of
the Okeechobee Library is invited to attend and is eligible to be
nominated for the following the positions of president, vice presi-
dent, secretary and treasurer. For information, call Marion 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 neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a
personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observation and independent study. For
information, call (772)785-5804.

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.
Hospice hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold yard sales
on Friday, Oct. 6, Saturday, Oct. 7, and Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

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 Soci-
ety'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, borders and
hand-made cards. She will also be available to assist you with your
scrapbooking questions and needs. Refreshments will be served
and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which
you are currently working. For information, call Carolyn at (863)
634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment committee
will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from noon until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second
Ave. For information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown bag lunch meeting.

TV star to speak at local conference
Kirk Cameron, star of "Growing Pains" and the "Left Behind
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., as one
of the speakers of the Worldview Weekend Conference. Ray Com-
fort, Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse will also
speak. The conference is Friday, Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m. and
again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is
$35 for both days. Everyone 11 years old and up is invited. The con-
ference comes highly recommended from Josh McDowell, Dr.
David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many others. Come learn
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Jr. Pee Wee Chobee Little Brahmans went head to head with the Dolphins not allowing them
to score a point during the game, defeating the Dolphins, 34-0. Jr. Pee Wee has only allowed
one touchdown to be scored on them during this season. The Pop Warner Little Brahmans
played on their home field at the Okeechobee Sports Complex on Saturday, Sept. 23. Pee
Wee, Jr. Pee Wee and Mighty Mites faced-off with the Dolphins, while the flag team took on
Palm City. The Pee Wee and Jr. Pee Wee teams remain undefeated for the 2006 season. The
results of the individual games were: Palm City def. Little Brahman flag team, 7-6; Dolphins
def. Chobee Mighty Mites, 16-6; and the Pee Wee team def. Dolphins, 26-2. The Pop Warn-
er teams will be at the Okeechobee Sports Complex again this Saturday, Sept. 30 facing
Jupiter with the first game beginning at 10 a.m. and the final game beginning at 3:00 p.m.

OHS bowlers split with Panthers

The Brahman bowling teams
split their matches with Ft. Pierce
Westwood Tuesday afternoon in
Ft. Pierce.
The Lady Brahmans avenged a
Sept. 19 loss to the Lady Panthers at
Stardust Lanes in Okeechobee by
defeating the Lady Panthers at their
own home lanes. The Brahman

Flag golf
tourney planned
The Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club will host a flag golf
tournament on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Sign-ups and play time will run
from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Members,
guests and the public are invited
to the event. For information con-
tact The Pro Shop at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
,(863) 763-6228.
Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club on Oct. 21 to help send
Taekwondo students to national
competition. Last year's tourna-
ment helped send 34 students to
the Southeastern National Tour-
nament in March, 2006 and all
came home with trophies. This
year's Nationals will be held in
Houston, Texas in March, 2007.
The golf tournament will have an
8 a.m. shotgun start. It is a four-
person scramble. The entry fee is
$540 per person which includes
18 holes of golf and lunch follow-
ing the competition. There will be
prizes for first, second and last
place. There will also be prizes for
the longest drive and closest to
the pin. Call the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club at (863) 763-
6228; Russ Adams at (863) 357-
0404 or Sunni Adams at (863)
697-0499. They are also accepting
individual hole sponsors. The fee
is $100 per hole.

boys lost in their attempt to avenge
their own prior loss to the Panthers.
The Lady Brahmans improved
their conference record to 3-4 with
their win. They took two of three
games and total pin count, win-
ning by 62 pins. The Lady Brah-
mans were led by Reba Spiess' 158
high game and 408 series.

The Brahman boys' team con-
ference record fell to 3-4 with this
loss. The team was led by Robert
Rodriguez's high 212 game. Abel
Band contributed with a 190 high.
The Brahman bowlers will take
on the South Fork Bulldogs today at
the Star Dust Lanes. Bowling is set
to begin at 3:30 p.m.

OHS golf team OHS gold seats
sign-ups ongoing are now available
Anyone interested in joining Gold seats for Brahman
the Okeechobee High School home football games are now
boys or girls' golf team should on sale.'
pick up a physical form at the Gold seats cost $100 each
high school office or at Quality T'saGolseatostl100each
as soonaspossible and allow entry to all regular-
In order to participate, a cur- season home games, and for all
rent physical must be on record Brahman athletics.
with the school. Fo information,. contact
For information contact coach Daryl Roeh'i, OHS athletic
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722. director, at (863) 447-0566.

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Everglades Restoration challenges continue

Jacksonville-'Wo recently
released reports on the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP) state that technical,
engineering and scientific experts
recognize that the enormous
challenges faced by federal, state
and local agencies have delayed
progress on the massive effort to
restore America's Everglades.
"We are pleased to be one of 15
separate agencies and organiza-
tions with a role in this vital
ecosystem restoration effort,"
said Colonel Paul L. Grosskruger,
commander of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville
District. "While we have many
accomplishments to speak of, the
biggest ones, those that involve
restoring water to the Everglades,
are yet to be realized. The possi-
ble solutions recommended by
the greater scientific community
as to how we can do better are
greatly appreciated."
On Friday, Sept. 22, Assistant
Secretary of the Army for Civil
Works John Paul Woodley, Jr.
transmitted the U.S. Army Corps

of Engineers' Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan 2005
Report to Congress. It was fol-
lowed on Monday, Sept. 25 by the
first in a congressionally-mandat-
ed series of biennial evaluations
of progress under CERP, devel-
oped by the National Academy of
Sciences (NAS). Both reports
noted that progress has been
made in developing the scientific
basis and management structures
needed to support Everglades
restoration, and acknowledged
significant delays in project devel-
opment. "It is gratifying to see that
the Corps' and the independent
reports are in general agree-
ment," Grosskruger said.
"The ongoing Kissimmee
River Restoration Project, one of
two foundation projects under
CERP, demonstrates that we have
the ability to restore ecosystems
damaged by our past actions,"
Grosskruger continued. "It is an
example of how a project can be
designed and constructed to pro-
vide astounding benefits far more
quickly and at a higher quality

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public hearing held Wednesday,
Sept. 28, at its headquarters in
West Palm Beach, the governing
board of the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
adopted the agency's $1.3 billion
budget for fiscal'year 2007 (Oct. 1,
2006-Sept. 30,2007).
For the 10th year in a row, the
board also voted to hold millage
rates (about 70 cents per $1,000
in assessed property value) steady
for the 16 counties within the
regional agency's boundaries.
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continue its existing millage rates
is in support of significant region-
al water resource responsibilities
with lasting benefits," said Gov-
erning Board Chairman Kevin
McCarty. "From making sure the
regional flood control system is in
peak operating condition, to
accelerating the construction of
Everglades and Lake Okeechobee
restoration project, to stretching
limited water supplies, funding is
needed to carry out these and
many other major initiatives
that are critically important for
Florida's future."
The $1.3 billion budget

than originally anticipated."
Completion of Phase I of the
project has already resulted in sig-
nificant restoration of historically
prevalent hydrologic conditions,
reestablishment of native vegeta-
tion and an abundant return of
wading birds to the region. Con-
struction of Phase II of the project
began in July, 2006.
The National Academies'
Committee on Independent Sci-
entific Review of Everglades
Restoration Progress, which
developed the report for the NAS,
highlights the many complexities
and challenges that must be
addressed and overcome, includ-
ing budgetary constraints and a
project planning process that can
be delayed by unresolved scientif-
ic uncertainties.
"This is an extremely impor-
tant conclusion that we complete-
ly support," said Grosskruger.
"Restoration science is a fairly
new field of research, and waiting
for scientific certainty may result
in further degradation of the
ecosystem, perhaps even its

demise. We are not willing to risk
that. We agree with the independ-
ent review committee that today's
uncertainties should not stand in
the way of restoration progress."
As federally-funded projects
have progressed more slowly
than anticipated, the Corps has
fully and completely supported
the state of Florida's Acceler8 pro-
gram as an alternative for delivery
of restoration benefits.
The combined reports have
contributed to a strengthened
foundation that will further sup-
port adaptive management,
removing barriers to natural sheet
flow, and moving projects for-
ward more deliberately. "We
value the analysis and feedback
provided by the NAS groups,"
Grosskruger said. "We know now
that we are on the right course, as
we proceed with the largest and
most complex ecosystem restora-
tion project ever undertaken."
For further information about
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please visit www.everglades-

.3 billion spending plan
includes more than $400 million cover 35 percent increases in
in borrowed funds that are need- pump station fuel costs; repairs
ed to meet the aggressive sched- and upgrades to critical flood con-
ules of the Acceler8 Everglades trol structures and support for
restoration construction program. Herbert Hoover Dike repairs fund-
That fast-tracked pace is already ing for Lake Okeechobee and
paying off as numerous projects Estuary Recovery (LOER) initial.
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That means the Everglades the Fast-Track Projects north o:
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benefits of restoration projects capital construction and hurri-
much sooner than anticipated. cane cleanup reserves; the con
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Power Plant will rely on water use Glades County Arrest Report

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By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
County residents are hearing a
lot about the proposed $3 billion
power plant that has leaders and
community members staring
face-to-face into the future.
But how will it work?
The proposed Glades Power
Park would be a coal-fired
power plant that creates steam
to turn a turbine and run an elec-
trical generator, only on a mag-
nificent scale. FPL plans to use a
closed-cooling water system that
will cool the steam used to gen-
erate electricity.
The cooling system continu-
ously re-circulates and re-uses its
own water supply, thereby mini-
mizing water usage. However,
because of evaporation, the

water would need to be restored
using excess storm water, and
the Upper Floridan Aquifer.
Potentially, the excess storm
water, or surface water will be
,vith'liiwiw from the C-19 canal
and/or the C-43 canal, which is
better known as the Caloosa-
hatchee River. The water that
enters these canals comes from
Lake Okeechobee and the C-43
drainage basin. FPL will work
with South Florida Water Man-
agement District in planning the
use of discharge from the big
If surface water is unavailable
from the canal system, then
water could be withdrawn from
the Upper Floridan Aquifer. FPL
could pump non-potable brack-
ish groundwater from the.
aquifer, which is 1,400 feet
below ground level.

There is also the potential to
use reclaimed water if a source
is available that has the quality
and quantity required. Also,
storm water that has been cap-
tured onsite could be used.
FPL will use on-site storage
basins that are double-lined to
safeguard groundwater and sur-
face water. All water that runs off
from the basins will be accumu-
lated and stored in a lined pond
and processed for reuse within
the plant. The plant will also uti-
lize an advanced leak detection
system and a groundwater mon-
itoring network.
FPL will hold public meetings
in Glades County so residents
can make comments and ask
questions about safety and the
environment, an issue some resi-
dents have been vocal about

understanding. The Ortona
Community Association planned
to host a meeting with FPL on
Friday, Sept. 22.
Guest speakers have been
invited to Crystal Drake's govern-
ment class at Moore Haven
Junior-Senior High School.
Within two weeks, students will
hear differing opinions concern-
ing the issues of the proposed
power plant, so they can under-
stand the impact this might have
on their lives.
The information in this article
was obtained from Florida Power
and Light sources. To request a
presentation, or to be placed on
, a mailing list, visit the Web site at, or
call 888-256-2206.

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(FCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
James Koger, 18, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Sept. 11 by
SPD Detective Bronson on a war-
rant for grand theft. His bond was
set at $15,000.
Renee Hernandez, 33, LaBelle,
was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy
Robert Davis on a charge of aggra-
vated assault. Her bond was set at
Jess Waits, 28, Fort Laud--
erdale, was arrested Sept. 19 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on a felony
charge of possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription,

Glades County Roundup

LaBelle amateur radio
meetings planned
The LaBelle Amateur Radio
Association resumed monthly
meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the
Hendry LaBelle Recreation Office
building at 310 W. Cowboy Way,
LaBelle. The Club meets on the first
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Any one interested in amateur
radio is invited to attend. Emer-
gency communication is a vital
part in responding to Hurricanes
and other hazardous events. The
LaBelle Amateur Radio Association
provides emergency communica-
tion via amateur radio when other
forms of communication are
unavailable and as a backup. For
further details call Ron Zimmerly,
KE4PFG at (863) 675-6375.
Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for a
child? Only 60 percent of Lee, Col-
lier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry
County children taken from their
homes due to allegations of abuse
or neglect have a volunteer
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to pro-
tect their interests. A GAL volunteer
has the opportunity to be a cham-
pion for an abused, neglected or
abandoned child in court and with-
in the community, strongly sup-
ported by program staff. For infor-
mation, to apply, or to ask how
your business or organization can
help, call Jackie at (239) 533-1425
or (866) 341-1GAL.
The next Guardian Ad Litem
training class starts in Fort Myers on
Saturday, Nov. 4; 11, 17 and 18). In
addition to 28 hours of classroom
instruction, volunteers must put in
two hours of courtroom observa-
Hurricane help
is still available
Help is still available for Hurri-
cane Wilma victims from our local
Community Rebuilding Ecumeni-
cal Workforce (CREW) but you
must register again!
Community Rebuilding Ecu-

medical Workforce (CREW) is a
caring network of Hendry and
Glades Counties' civic, social,
service, and faith-based groups,
agencies, and organizations,
along with concerned individuals
and businesses, formed to
address the physical, emotional,
and spiritual needs of the commu-
nity in the restoration and rebuild-
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times of a natural or man-made
CREW will provide collabora-

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meeting the needs for revitalizing
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the most vulnerable in the com-
For more information, ques-
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Headquarters, First United
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and a misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams. His bond was set at $3,500.
Victoria lezzi, 43, was arrested
Sept. 19 by Deputy Holly Ramsey on
a warrant charging her with 30
counts of forgery and scheme to
defraud. Her bond was set at
Timothy Pdwell, 28, Clewis-
ton, was arrested by Trooper Jor-
dan-Escalona on a felony charge of
possession of a firearm by a convict-
ed felon, as well as a warrant from
Orange County. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.

The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 29, 2006 9

At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Sept.
29, through Thursday, Oct. 5, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"The Guardian"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "School for
Scoundrels" (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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)


Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Wast- Man-
agenment-of'0keechob5! "-,(863)
357-011 l,o'r(863),763U,&,.

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
.The Long-Term Care. Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve, resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)

Ad Litem program

needs volunteers
'This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
these children.


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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
(863)655-2179 for informa-
CHIHUAHUA, vicinity of Eden
Park on Sept. 13th. Call to
identify. (239)657-8549
Ft. Denaud Rd. Call
(863)675-2491 to identify
Post#10539 Wed. Sept.
13th. Please call to identify.

CROSS BOW Barnett Quad
300 w/ bow fishing reel. Left
at J&S Fish 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
SUN CONURE, Orange & red
with green tail feather, last
seen 9/19, Four Seasons area.
Wings not clipped. Dearly
missed. (863)467-8871

male, 7 lbs., very smart,
needs adult home w/fenced
yd. FREE. 863-675-4858
FLORIDA CUR, Female, 5
mos. old, shots & wormed,
needs room to run. To good
home only. (863)902-0257
Male, 1 1/2 yrs old, very
friendly, all shots, house-
broken. 863-634-7109.
KITTENS 2 males left, 10
wks., 1 free adult calico fe-
male. (863)763-2379
KITTENS, Free to good
homes. They are beautifully
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, Frp o +,, r hnmres onlv
(863)1 0o- i, o U

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OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 9/30 &
Sun., 10/1, 7am til ?, 1310
SE 5th St., Ceramic Molds,
Furniture, Clothes & Much
More! Come Make An Offer!

OKEECHOBEE, Sat. Sept. 30th,
9am-6pm, 5702 SE 89th
Terr. Pioneer Estates.
Generator, Fish aquariums,
Golf clubs & Misc. Items to
many to list! 863-801-3877


Employment -
Medical 210
Part-Tme 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p

($30,000 to start) &
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher for 2 year nOd ',il

Looking for upcoming:
PIs. Fax resume to:
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
LPN, RN, or RT? needed for
national respiratory company.
Ideal candidate must be
motivated and work well
with others. Paid mileage
vacation time
Excellent benefits
Fax resume to 863-763-5191
or call Angel 863-763-7337
Parttime & full time.
Needed in Okeechobee,
Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie,
Indian River.
Day, evening and weekend
hours available. Salary
commensurate with
credentials and experience.
Bachelor degree and/or prior
substance abuse counseling
experience required.
Certification preferred.
Email resume to:
or fax it to:
**Must Be Experienced**
Apply in person:
St. Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98 N.
Exp. a+, Will train right candi-
date. Call Total Roadside
Services (863)634-7266

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

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Brighton Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills & positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401 K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
(954) 967-3477
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

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Apolicants 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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2f 12


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New Harvest Inc. has immediate openings for a Mechanical
Harvesting Maintenance Person and Equipment Operator. The
ilicrnicral Hjrve-iina Maintenance Person will be responsible
olr ire r3iirinienjrii:, self-propelled mechanical harvesting
equiJpmreni i) well inme 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 insurance. Qualified appli-
cants should send their resume or.apply in person to:
Human Resources
Lykes Bros. Inc.
7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
M/F/D/V Drug- Free Workplace

Okeechobee News

Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974

diate opening for at least one (1) position in our water distribu-
tion and wastewater collection maintenance department. All
candidates must be willing and able to perform minor lifting,
digging, and daily outdoor labor assignments in the installation
and maintenance of the Okeechobee utility system. Applicants
must be courteous and professional in dealing with our cus-
tomers and fellow workers. As an employee of the Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority you will be provided with all the necessary
training, uniforms, health benefits, paid vacation sick leave and
a pension program. The OUA is a drug-free work place and a
clean driving record of at least three years is a requirement
upon employment within our company. If you feel that this
type of position and professional career is your goal, please
visit our offices at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, lorida
34974 to complete an application. Applications will be accept-
ed until the position is filled.

High School Diploma & C.D.A. Creden-
tials. 1 Year experience with Preschool
children. Ability to meet County & licens-
ing agent requirements. Secure & main-
tain CDL License with a "P" endorsement.
Fax resume with certifications to

Full Time Fish & Wildlife Technician
Moore Haven, Glades County
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
Wildlife Management Area.
Apply online before October 11th,




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Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

Start a new career in -h,- mu.:!. ..c Ji.- fi-i.J 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



Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

Financial i

Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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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 I 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
Tos 8& Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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

hogany, ijijltul condition,
$500 or best offer
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifleds.

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

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.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th
License #765

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
Computer, w/2 extra towers,
hp & 1gw, all run on Win-
dows 2000, $150 or sell
sep. (863)357-2415.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257

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

excellent condition, asking
$300 (863)467-2194
BR SUITE- 45+ yrs old, solid
cherryt,chest, dresser, mir-
ror, nite stand, exc cond.
$450 (863)357-2555
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150,
BUNK BEDS- Wooden, Desk &
drawers attached. $50. or
best offer. (863)634-3651
leather. $200 (863)946-3265
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
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
FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-3874
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
RockerTable w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top coffee tbl., $125/all,
will sell sep. 863-763-8828
RECLINER, Rocker, blue, good
condition. $100
w/footstools, beige, exc.
cond., never used, $125 for
both. (863)634-7359
SLEEPER SOFA- Queen size,
light brown, very good cond.
$150 neg (863)634-5095
SOFA, 92", !fueen-sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
SOFA- asking $50 in good
condition (863)517-1974
TWIN BED- Complete w/Head-
board & new mattress. $60.
772)475-5240 or
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
grip, 2.5 scope. $325
MAG For Ruger Mini14, 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
PISTOL, 308 cal., semi-auto.
$125 (863)763-4961

$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
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The classified ads

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

Par Tim


UWD 0 0 9m

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, c ar 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, 1001b., 1/3
full, 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
Srade. 4'x10', 20"x8'.
500/both, will sell separate.
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
$450 (863)763-8667
blk. 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

$35 (863)983-7702
Firm (863)801-3622 or
Catahula Leopard Hound
Pups, 2 tri colored males, 8
wks. old, 1st shots, vet ck'd,
$200 sell sep.
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- x10x10x6, 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
SHIH TZU- male, AKC, shots,
$525 (863)675-1112

quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base,' filters, etc $900
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. Free to good home.
TURKEYS- Bourbon Red
breeding pair Turkeys. $30.
Firm. (863)801-3622 or

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

Uni-tech XLR, 70 Ib draw &
'29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
$230. (863)635-0079
new, still in box. $85
(863)467-6818 9am-7pm
S+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $145 (863)610-1276

229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
separate. 863-634-6205

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

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
GENERATOR 4000- Coleman,
Runs good. $300. or best of-
fer. (863)801-3622
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.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classifeds

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
ERS- CALL (863)467-2446
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

HBpc f N -Ic

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

ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Basswood, $1100/mth. Call
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
OKEECHOBEE 3/2,1600 S.F.
new house, Ig. yard, bring
Sets. $1300/mo. F/L/S.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets


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Please sedAin to:

BHR W/F- 3/2 Doublewide
$750 mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
W/F w/dock, Lg. rooms, hard-
wood firs., partial furn., W/D,
storage bldg.$1100/mo.
F/L/S. 863-467-8683

w/10x30 Fla. room, c/a &
heat, 12x24 carport, new
kit., in adult park, low lot
rent, $17,500 neg. Must
Seel (863)532-9224 Mike


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 860
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-
gins/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)675-024,"
LaBelle area
Professional, $275 or beil
offer. (863)467-1958

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


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

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
N.of OKEE-2Br, 1 Ba
12 m[. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec.NoPets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call
Villa, 2br/2ba, $900 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env., no pets, lawn maint., 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750

Brand New, 3BR/3.5BA beauti-
ful home with stainless appli-
ances. Top of the line carpets in
bedrooms, Corian countertops
much more. $2,500+ utilities.
Waterfront 3BR/2.5BA com-
pletely redone, HW floors, new
kitchen, Corian countertops,
FRIFP, IG heated pool, beautiful
covered dock with lift and Ig.
seating area on Taylor Creek
$2,900+ utilities.
Liz Weisser Has Keys!
Your Perfect Partner*

Berger Real Estate
863-447-1443 cell
863-763-5335 office
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, Ig. lot, $1000
mo. + until 1st, last & sec.
dep. & refs. (863)357-0707
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & morel Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yeadrly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar, Com-

munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
room, partial furn., quiet
863-357-1197 or 763-7282
access, lovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
nice quiet neighborhood;
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.,

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

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Tqwnhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
H-iuses 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 Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080O

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

1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake

NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495

OKEECHOBEE- 5 +/- acres.
Pasture, grass, fenced, small
hond, 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

Mobile Homest

Mobile Home- Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes-Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



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MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/ W/D,
In adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
(863)357-1784 or

Lu11 TTI

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
& oars, 2 cush. seats $325
will sep. 863-509-3260
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke. troll. mtr., galv.
trir., $5k firm. 239-229-2974
HYDRASPORT, '85, 19', 3"
aluminum trailer. Needs work
$1500. or best offer.
The classlfleds are the
most uccessmul sails-
person town.

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
(239)821-8787 -

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

aluminum,& S/S. $100
(863)675-7391 after 6pm
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessiu people

HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $1500 Call Don
(863)467-1261 ,
GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
$400 (863)763-6220
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.

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
bidg. Included, In Palm Dale,
FL. $8,000. (419)747-2923


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
door, Good cond., Runs,
$2500. 863-634-6720

- 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.
tion wagon, as-is, $800 or
best offer (863)983-9780
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
HONDA CIVIC EX '94- red, 2
dr, sunroof, souped up,
needs TLC, $1500 firm
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.

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
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $2000 or
best offer. (863)763-7458
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-

(863)763-7666 .

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
replacement, fits 03-C
Dodge 2500/3500 HD,
$1000. (863)697-0328
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.
Gd.Cond.$600. 239-425-5605
Line, fits 99-up F250/350
Super Duty short bed, ma-
roon, $650: (863)697-0328
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

runs good, cold a/c, $2K or
best offer. 863-467-8445 or
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
350 turbo diesel, needs trans.
work. $1200 or best offer.
DODGE DAKOTA '95, 4 cyl.,
manual trans., $1300 or best
offer. (863)983-8560 leave
FORD F100, '83,auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
$9.00' 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 whis., runs
great, strong motor, $3500.
Gas, runs good. $2500.
See at: 6420 Hwy. 98 N. Okee
GMC SIERRA S15 '89, Good
trans., engine blown, excel-
lent body. $500 or best offer.
One man's trash Is aith--
er man's treasure. TuPn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the dcasl-

Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the
Coquina Water Control District that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the
landowners of the Coquina Water Control District willbe held on Wednesday Oc-
tober 11, 2006 at 9:00 A.M. at the Administration Annex Building, Okeechobee
County Extension Office, Small Conference Room, 458 Highway 98 N., Okeecho-
bee, Forida, forte following purposes:
1. Elect one supervisor;
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may propedrly come before the meeting.
Immediately following, the Board of Supervisors for Coquina Water Control District
will hold a meeting at 9:30 A.M. A copy of the proposed agenda may be obtained
upon request from the undersigned. If any person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting; that person
will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes that person may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings which includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be, based, Is made. Any person
wishing to speak at the meeting must have their name and topic placed on the
agenda one week before the date of the meeting. All property owners within the
district are Invited to attend.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in the proceedings should contact
the District's Office by calling (863) 763-4601 at least two (2) days prior to the
date of the meeting.
Notice: Coquina Water Control District has an ongoing aquatic spraying program,
district ode.
Willard M. Byars
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors
504 NWb5th Avenue --
Okeechobee, FL 34972-2570
863) 763-4601
63078 ON 9/22,29/06

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

double axle, with ramps,
g ooseneck, 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
Cream Trk, clean & ready to
go, $2500 neg
(863)697-1181 10am-6pm
Good work van. $1000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691

Community Events

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 violence and to show appreciation to the community for
donations that are given throughout the year. The guest speaker will be
Dr. Sandra Blanton. There will also be entertainment. To RSVP, call
(863) 763-2893. If there is no answer, please leave a message.

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

Sen. Alexander plans town hall meeting
State Senator J.D. Alexander will conduct a town hall meeting for
Okeechobee County on Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North. The purpose of
the meeting is to receive public comments or issues of concern on a
state level from the citizens in Okeechobee County. Sen. Alexander
encourages citizens with concerns to take this porturity to attend.
For information, contact Patty Harrison at (863) 298-7666 or Larry Ford
at (863) 386-6016 or call 1-800-444-9747.

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 wcun- to receive a food recipient form. All food
collected locally will be distributed in Okeechobee County.

Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast, Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program enti-
tled Lung Disease: When You Must Be Hospitalized on Tuesday, Oct.
24, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 North. Indi-
viduals and their family and friends with questions on lung health are
welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call
(800) 330-5864.

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.n. until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.

Chamber will resume gun classes
The Gun Handling and Safety Class will resume Thursday, Oct. 12,
at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. The class will
meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, to go to
the shooting range. For information, call the Chamber office at (863)

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

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, and
Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is payable
by check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP
insurance to be eligible for the class. Check with your auto insurance
agent for your three-year discount after you have received your certifi-
cate from the class. Contact Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for infor-

Free prostate screenings offered
SThe 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, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and
anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting schedule
and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me Go" by
Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad The Life of
Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope Joan" by
Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the library
board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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
conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okee-
chobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Com-
merce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.
The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park
downtown and it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth,
prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 467-6246.

Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School
gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a family
of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the
OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441,
Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for Okee-
chobee school employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0518.

NA meetings are scheduled
Narcotics Anonymous meets. Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
each Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-4242.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (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
Olkeechobee 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 t6
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.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross


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