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The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by
area residents that a group
called Florida EMTs & Para-
medics is soliciting money
over the telephone.
This is not a local organi-
zation, and could possibly be
based in Canada.
Callers are asking for
donations supposedly to be
used for training and equip-
If contacted by the group,
do not donate money.
to host bridal gala
The historic Kenilworth;
Lodge in Sebring, will pres-
ent the Central Florida Bridal
Gala on Monday, Oct. 2,
2006, from 6 until 9 pm. The
show will feature approxi-
mately thirty of the best
bridal service providers in the
six-county area of Highlands,
south Polk, Hardee, Okee-
chobee, DeSoto and Glades
counties. This show will both
pamper brides and assist
them in choosing the latest in
bridal products and services
in the central Florida area.
There will be two honey-
moon packages given as
grand prizes in addition to
door prizes from every bridal
service provider in the show!
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Students at South Elementary School ran for offices of President, Vice President, Trea-
surer and Secretary on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Students who campaigned for an office
are, (in no particular order) Stormy Stokes; Taylor Pearce; Brittany Milrot; and C. J.
SheffieldCaleb Borkoras, Lauren Hazellief, Brianna.Nunez, Stormy Stokes, Tuff Dur-
rance, Coldon McCreary, Kyle Pope, Bethany Stuart, Tyler Fairtrace, Zane Moreland,
Mckenzie Richey, Casey Travers, Brittany Duran, Bobby Neese, Isabelle Sheldon, R.J.
Tedders, Matthew Geary, Taylor Pearce, Kayla Simpson, Billie Sue Levitt, Ashton'
Rogers, Levi Summerford, Joshua Boromei, Greg. Hernandez, Bonnie Little, Kodie
Roberts, Hanna Bostwick, Brie Ihle, Dallas McLaughlin, Rabon Carrier, Paul E. Jackson,
Brittany Milrot, Tasha Barker, Mary, Bushatz, Beth Hayden, C.J. Sheffield, Alyssa Sinclair
and Junior Smith.
SES elects school officers
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Fourth and fifth grade stu-
dents at South Elementary
School were given the opportu- L
nity to campaign for Student
The SES student council
sponsor for the 2006-07 school ,
term is Ms. Shelby Schutt.
Offices being elected included
President, Vice President, Trea-
surer, and Secretary. Students
campaigned by hanging posters M'
and presenting prewritten
speeches that were broadcasted
on the WSEE school news pro- South Elementary School student council officers for the
gramforthestudentstosee. 2006-07 school year are, (from left to right) President-
Elections took place on Stormy Stokes, Treasurer-Brittany Milrot, Secretary-C.J.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 when stu- Sheffield, and Vice President-Tayloe Pearce. The SES stu-
dents in third through fifth grade dent council sponsor is Ms. Shelby Schutt (left).
cast their ballots.
The newly elected officers will lecting canned goods for the Hazellief, Brianna Nunez, Stormy
help with many different "Food for Families Drive" in Nov., Stokes, Tuff Durrance, Coldon
fundraising events throughout and the March of Dimes Drive in McCreary, Kyle Pope, Bethany
the year including organizing March.
Red Ribbon Week in Oct., col- Caleb Borkoras, Lauren See Officers -Page 2
$99.9 M budget
By Pete Gawda
After a public hearing on
Thursday evening, Sept. 28, the
Okeechobee County Board of
approved a $99.9 million budget
for the coming fiscal year. This is
about an 8 percent decrease
from the current year's amend-
ed budget of$108.7 million.;
Commissioners also set the
millage rate at 5.8468. This mill-
age rate is expected to generate
$13.13 million that will be,
assigned to the fines and forfei-.
lures fund The remainder of the
budget will come from a variety
of sources including sales and
use taxes, charges for services,
landfill host fees, licenses and
permits, fines and forfeitures,
and state and federal sources.
One mil equals $1 in taxes for
ever' $ 1,000 of assessed value.
County residents will also pay
0.2360 mills for debt service.
This debt service village varies.
each. year and is set to cover
principal and. interest on the jail
According to figures released
by the county administrator's
office, a homeowner whose
property is assessed at $ 11.10,O00
with a $25,000 homestead
exemption will pay a total of
$1,110.59 in ad valorem taxes
In addition to count taxes,
,that lotal includes South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) taxes. as well as chil-
dren's services council and
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National Fire Prevention week is Oct. 8
National Fire Protection Associ-
ation announces Fire Prevention
Week is slated for Oct. 8 through
14, 2006. NFPA studies show cook-
ing fires are the number one cause
of home fires and home fire
injuries. In an effort to reduce the
number of deaths, curb the
amount of injuries and reduce
property loss, the Fire Prevention
Week campaign will remind the
public to "Prevent Cooking Fires:
Watch What You Heat."
Home cooking fires kill hun-
dreds of Americans and injure
roughly 4,000 more- each year.
Aside from death and injury, other
personal losses are suffered with
half a billion dollars in homes and
their contents destroyed annually.
NFPA offers detailed informa-
tion about home cooking fires,
including advice for cooking safety,
educational resources and the
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Patterns and Trends" on the official
Fire Prevention Week web
NFPA offers these tips
for safer cooking :
Stand by your pan
Stay in the kitchen when you are
frying, grilling, broiling or boiling
If you must leave the kitchen for
even a short period of time, turn off
If you are simmering, baking or
roasting food, check it regularly,
remain in the home while food is
cooking and use a timer to remind
you that the stove or oven is on.
Keep in mind that you should
avoid wearing loose clothing or
dangling sleeves while cooking.
Loose clothing can catch fire if it
comes in contact with a gas flame
or electric burner.
No kids allowed
Keep kids away from cooking
areas by enforcing a "kid-free
zone" of three feet around the
. If you have young children, use
the stove's back burners whenever
possible, and turn pot handles
inward to reduce the risk that pots
with hot contents will be knocked
Never hold a small child while
Keep it clean
Keep anything that can catch
fire-pot holders, oven mitts.
wooden utensils, paper or plastic
bags, food packaging, towels or
curtains-away from your stove
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For 84 years NFPA has taken the
lead in public fire safety outreach
by serving as the official sponsor of
Fire Prevention Week. The annual
public awareness and safety com-
memoration, which is proclaimed
by the President of the United
States each year, is observed by fire
departments in the U.S. and Cana-
da to mark the anniversary of the
Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
NFPA has been a worldwide
leader in providing fire, electrical,
building, and life safety to the pub-
lic since 1896. The mission of the
international nonprofit organiza-
tion is to reduce the worldwide
burden of fire and other hazards on
the quality of life by providing and
advocating consensus codes and
standards, research, training, and
education. Visit NFPAs web site at
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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 producer.
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-
Topics will include, but will not be limited to: health, nutrition, train-
ing, 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 bil-
lie4121 @aol.com 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
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not to
hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation Cen-
ter 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.
Agri-civic center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tuesdays of
each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are avail-
able at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioner's
. office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension office at 458 U.S.
78 N. Persons 18 years of age and younger are required to wear hel-
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.
Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan
up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-income
For prequalification forthis loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.
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Stuart, Tyler Fairtrace, Zane More-
land, Mckenzie Richey, and Casey
Travers ran for the office of Presi-
Brittany Duran, Bobby Neese,
Isabelle Sheldon, R.J. Tedders,
Matthew Geary, Taylor Pearce,
Kayla Simpson, Billie Sue Levitt,
Ashton Rogers, and Levi Summer-
ford ran for the office of Vice Presi-
Joshua Boromei, Greg Hernan-
dez, Bonnie Little, Kodie Roberts,
Hanna Bostwick, Brie Ihle, Dallas
McLaughlin, Rabon Carrier, Paul E.
Jackson, and Brittany Milrot ran for
the office of Treasurer.
Tasha. Barker, Mary Bushatz,
Beth Hayden, C.J. Sheffield, Alyssa
Sinclair and Junior Smith ran for
the office of Secretary.
Congratulations to the newly
President-Stormy Stokes; Vice
President-Taylor Pearce; Treasurer-
Brittany Milrot; and Secretary-C. J.
Thank you to all the candidates
for your hardwork and dedication.
Ms. Schutt is looking forward to
this year with the student council
members as it is her first year as the
student council sponsor. Ms.
Schutt is the music teacher at SES.
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school board taxes. Those resi-
dents who live in the City of Okee-
chobee will also pay city taxes.
A small portion of Okeechobee
County is in the St. John River
Water Management District. Those
residents will pay that district's -
taxes instead of SFWMD taxes. In
addition, those residents living in
the Coquina Water Control District
will pay taxes to that entity.
The budget includes $1,080,000
for designing a new administration
building. In addition, it has
$500,000 for the design of a new
emergency management building.
The budget also contains
money for a vehicle for the Tourist
Development Council director.
Personnel increases to be fund-
ed by the proposed budget total 10
fulltime and one part-time employ-
ee. The one part-time employee
will be an additional school cross-
ing guard. ,
Several new positions have
been created including an eco-
nomic specialist who would be
responsible for overall manage-
ment of economic development in
the county. This person would
serve as a liaison between, the
county and prospective businesses
who want to locate here. A total of
$141,319 haw been allocated in the
budget for economic development
including the specialist's salary and
A budget analyst and a grants
analyst are also funded in the
prospective budget as well as four
full-time employees of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office.
The budget has two positions
for concurrency management.
This has to do with ensuring that
the impacts of any new develop-
ment are taken into consideration
and he new development pays it
fair share of infrastructure cost. The
budget contains $116,561 for con-
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 30, 2006 U
OMS students and staff have had a fun filled week
What an exciting week this
has been for OMS students and
staff! This week has been jam
packed with excitement as sever-
al big events came all at the same
-time. First, this week was "Cele-
brate Freedom Week," and each
morning students and teachers
alike recited a portion of the Dec-
laration of Independence. Stu-
dents were encouraged to memo-
rize the passage, and many of
them recited the passage for their
class voluntarily. Seventh grader
Amaris Samuels was one who
teacher on ,
Wednesday to do
so proud gr- t,
of Amaris e "
and all the
others who were courageous
enough to publicly recite the pas-
Another bit of excitement was
when OMS participated in a world
record attempt to break the cur-
rent record for Most People Read-
ing Aloud Simultaneously in Mul-
tiple Locations along with other
middle schools in the State of Flori-
da. OMS students were excited,
and students all over campus
watched as Governor Bush and
other Department of Education
officials led the read-aloud from a
location in Orlando. After an
enthusiastic countdown, OMS
voices from every classroom-and
even the cafeteria--could be heard
reading along with Governor Bush.
Mr. Ron Nieto, Executive Director
for the Florida Education Founda-
tion, made a personal visit to cheer
the Warriors on, and he left OMS
with a wonderful experience of life
at our school. We thank all the stu-
dents and staff members who
helped make this happen, and we
will be officially reporting the par-
ticipation of 742 students in this
effort. We look forward to hearing
the final count in a few weeks
when all the paperwork has made
it to the DOE. Congratulations,
Warriors, for helping us make his-
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To top it off, the OMS soccer and
volleyball teams had two home
games of the season, hosting
Sebastian Middle School on Mon-
day and Yearling Middle School on
Thursday. The volleyball team
went into Thursday's match
against Yearling undefeated, and as
of the deadline the results of the
match were yet to be determined.
We are very proud of our athletes
for their incredible sportsmanship
and also their dedication to their
OMS students were at it again,
running the mile in PE class and
putting up great times. .From the
eighth grade, fastest finishers were
Seth Waugh and Melissa Floyd. Stu-
dents from the seventh grade are
Judd Harris and Samantha Flecha.
Students from the sixth grade are
Quandrell Ridley and Destiny
Nunez. Congratulations, students!
Upcoming Events: Oct. 4 Home
Volleyball and Soccer against Stu-
art Middle School game time is
4:30 p.m. On Oct. 5 National Junior
Honor Society Induction ceremony
will be held at 7 p.m.
submitted to the UKeecnobee News/uMfS
OMS Soccer Team
OMS Soccer Team members in no particular order: Eric Aguirre, Tyler Baird, Jaiden B
hart, Juan Baza, Leaha Boles, Ashtyn Brown, Dillon Bullock, Jocelyn Cardenas, Jen
Cedillo, Adel Elhindi, Javier Gomez, Justin Gibson, Christopher Gonzales, Bonnie I
ner, Ashley Hawes, Kailey Hoover, Nickey Ingram, Marshall Johnson, Christiana C
Isabella Penido, Dean Radebaugh, Jack Radebaught, Paige Rivero, Diego Rodrig
James Steiert, Cassandra Torres, Ben Vuleta, and Stephanie Weeks.
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OMS students of the week
This week's Students of the Week will always remember the record-setting day they were
chose to represent their teams. As part of the luncheon conversation, they came up with
other records they thought we could break as a school, so you may be hearing about us in
the future. Pictured left to right, front row: Algeron Morris, Bobby Tarsek, Yahara Cordova,
Judith Lozano. Back row: Jenna Rath, TaDarrell Smith, Garrett Brummett, and Kayla Nelson.
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Bridal gala attendees in Cabaret room at the 2005 event.
Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring
will host Florida Bridal Gala
The historic Kenilworth Lodge
in Sebring, will present the Central
Florida Bridal Gala on Monday, Oct.
2, 2006, from 6 until 9 pm. The
al show will feature approximately
thirty of the best bridal service
providers in the six-county area of
Highlands, south Polk, Hardee,
Okeechobee, DeSoto and Glades
counties. This show will both pam-
per brides and assist them in
choosing the latest in bridal prod-
ucts and services in. the central
Florida area. There will be two
honeymoon packages given as
grand prizes in addition to door
prizes from every bridal service
provider in the show!
Styles and flowers for the entire
wedding party will be showcased
J<| in :a fashion show. Magnolia's
s Bridal & Boutique will sponsor the
newest bridal styles of Maggie
,iSotero and P.C. Mary's. After
Hours; Sacinos and Black Tie tuxe-
dos :will. be presented, by Bobs
Men's Wear, Ridge Florist will fea-
ture fresh and silk floral arrange-
ments from casual to formal in
fashion, show. Dillard's will be,
demonstrating cosmetics and
exhibiting mother-of-the-bride and
brides maid dresses, plus wedding
Food, fashions, flowers, pho-
tographers, reception d6cor and
entertainment all the essentials
of a great wedding will be show-
cased. Samples from Simply Trish
Catering's chocolate fountain and
hors d'oeuvres will be delicious, as
will the other passed hors d'oeu-
vres, champagne flutes and soft
drinks for all attendees. There will
be a variety of florists, photogra-
phers, entertainers and bridal serv-
ice providers at the show- all pro-
viding services to the six-county
central Florida area! If a bride has
ever wanted to go to one of the big
shows in Tampa, Orlando or
Miami and wondered if it would
help her, she should go to the Cen-
tral Florida Bridal Gala and find the
bridal service companies that actu-
ally work in the central Florida
area! The 2006 show is expected to
be bigger than last year, which
delighted about two hundred
brides and friends.
Admission to the show is $8 in
advance, $10 at the door. Brides
and vendors may register at
WedAlert.com or by contacting
Tenille Lee at (800) 423-5939, Ext
140 (863) 385-0111, Ext 140 or by
e-mail at email@example.com Visit
the Kenilworth Lodge web site for
more info at www.kenil-
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Margaret Holley, age 88, of
Okeechobee died Sept. 27,2006, at
Home in Okee-
born Oct. 21,
to Jesse and .
was a former /
employee of Margaret /
Porter's Dry Holley
ing come to Okeechobee from
Xenia, Ohio in 1970. She was a
member of the Treasure Island
Mrs. Holley was preceded in *..
death by her husband, Lester Lee .
Holley, Sr.; son, Gary Lee Burke,
and daughter, Mary Pauline Pen-
She is survived by two sons,
Lester Lee (Phyllis) Holley, Jr. of
Okeechobee and Patrick Keith
(Debra) Holley of Ghent, Ky.;
eleven grandchildren; and 13 great
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at Bass .'
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral serv-
ices will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2,
2006, at Bass Okeechobee Chapel .
with Pastor Duane Eatmon of Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at Forest
Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, .t
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral- g
All arrangements are entrusted .
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory. 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
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WATERFRONT: We live on a waterfront property and can't see the
water. We pay more taxes than people who don't live on the water and
we can't get our boat out. Does anyone care. The canals are all green,
but no water can be seen. Where does our money go? I know there
are a lot more people who own waterfront properties, let's get togeth-
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SEX OFFENDERS: Did your research show how many of these
offenders were actually convicted because of dating underage girls
here in Okeechobee? That is a huge problem in this community. (Edi-
tor's Note: Without going back and looking through each arrest affi-
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TV star to speak at local conference
Kirk Cameron, star of "Growing Pains" and the "Left Behind
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W 28th St., as
one of the speakers of the Worldview Weekend Conference.
Ray Comfort, Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse
will also speak. The conference is Friday, Oct. 6, from 6:45 until
10 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. The cost is $35 for both days. Everyone 11 years old and up
is invited. The conference comes highly recommended from
Josh McDowell, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and
many others. Come learn about worldview. For information,
call Debi at (863) 634-3525; or, visit www.worldviewweek-
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual
Greater Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okee-
chobee 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, clos-
est to the pin, and the first, fourth and second-to-last place
teams. A car will be awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will
take place from 7 until 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Lunch will be provided during the awards presentations. For
information on sponsorships and team sign-up, contact Rauler-
son 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 aidthe.cdmmunity 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
auditorium 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.
Martha's House hosting dinner
Martha's House will host a free dinner for the public on Mon-
day, Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center on U.S. 98 N. The dinner is being held to recognize Octo-'
ber as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, honor survivors,
bring awareness to domestic violence and to show apprecia-
tion 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 meet-
ing 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.
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Okeechobee Christian Cycles \1111 meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow
a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
A.A. 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 information
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
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one 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) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technolo-
gy 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 welcome.
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 information,
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 building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information,
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 VF.W
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. pntil 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467"8020, or'Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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 Fri-
day, Sept. 29, until 6 p.m. For information, call Shirley Raciti at
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'
Visitors' Center. Guided tours of the Habitat Trail will be offered.
There will be a presentation about southern Florida's native
plants, and we will have beautiful, native plants available for pur-
chase. This event is free and all volunteers with receive a free bar-
becue lunch. Girl Scouts, can earn the "Get with the Land" badge
for participating. High School students can earn volunteer hours.
Call (800) 432-2045, ext. 3339, for information and to sign up.
Blessing of the Animals planed .
The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place at the
Sacred Heart Pavilion, 901 S.W. Sixth St ,on Sunday, Oct.lv,-frorrr
11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. All animals and pets, and their owners
Farm Bureau plans Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual
membership Meeting/Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Quail
Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. starting at 4 p.m. Dinner will be
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. The facility will remain open until 7 p.m. for
everyone to enjoy. There will be music, games, Bounce House for
the kids, sporting clays, golf cart rides and entertainment for all
ages. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish, salad,
vegetable or a dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided by the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct..2, contact
Charlene or Lisa at the Farm Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.
Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4, from
11:30 until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown
bag lunch meeting and is open to everyone. For information call
Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, orVal Marone at (863)
Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet Mon-
day, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th
St., to elect officers for the coming year. Any member of the
Friends of the Okeechobee Library is invited to attend and is eligi-
ble to be nominated for the following the positions of president,
vice president, secretary and treasurer. For information, call Mari-
on Davis at (863) 763-3991.
GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocathefor the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit
an application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to
a personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observation and independent study. For
information, call (772)785-5804.
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 ofscrapbookers 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.
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 30, 2006
Reflections from the pulpit
How soon we forget-you can get over Spiritual Amnesia
By Reverend Charles Rice
Associate Pastor of
Oakview Baptist church
We suffer from many kinds of
amnesia. We forget names, dates,
places, even the names of old
friends. Sports fans forget that a
coach won last year.
Children forget the sacrifice of
their parents. Students forget who
taught them. Fortunately what we
forget in life most of the time is not
too serious. However forgetfulness
in the spiritual realm is more seri-
ous. Moses in Deuteronomy 8 is
giving his farewell address to God's
people and is warning them about
forgetting God's activity in the past.
In our busy world we are tempted
to forget God. When are some of
When life is good, beware of
the temptation to forget God.
"Be careful that you do not for-
get the Lord your God." (Deut.8:11)
This is not a mere absentminded-
ness. Facts about God can be
remembered while we forget God.
Abundance is a major reason we
forget God. We can forget him
because of the very gifts he gives
us. "When our hands are full we
can forget what we learned when
our hands were empty." For
Decades the Hebrews had wan-
dered in total dependence on God
but they were getting ready to settle
down in a permanent residence.
They were going to blessed by God
and accumulate things and be
tempted to forget their need for
You can count on it. When you
have little you live in dependence
on God. When you have a big
house, a big car, a big bank balance
it's easy to forget God.
The result of forgetting God is
arrogant self-sufficiency. Spiritual
forgetfulness leads to an arrogant
attitude: "Your heart will become
proud" (Vs. 14) Pride grows in the
heart when you forget God. God
had brought about Israel's very
existence, He had protected them,
given them provisions. Many of us
were Just like Israel: resources
were short, we lived from day to
day; but things got good and we
are tempted to forget God. We may
publicly go through the motions of
worshipping God but inwardly we
know we can make it because of
our hard work.
The question then is asked
"How do we get over Spiritual
1. A deliberate effort at memory
begins the recovery. (vs. 18) "Bind-
ing their hands and heads to God".
2. Remember that God sustains
us because of His faithfulness not
our performance. (vs. 18b)
3. He blesses because of His
promise, and He is true to His
We recover from spiritual
amnesia when we remember that
all we are and have is the result of
His faithfulness to His word and
Southern gospel quartet to perform
Add legendary bass singer Ray
Reese to three men of outstanding
vocal talent, complement them -
with a band and nestle them into
the mountains of Asheville, N.C.
and what do you get? The award
winning Kingsmen Quartet.
Veteran members include Ray
Reese and baritone vocalist Tim
Surrett while the newest additions
are lead Phillip Hughes and Jeremy
Peace as tenor. Band members
Brandon Reese, Nick Succi and
Jason Selph complete the South-
ern Gospel sound recognized by
millions simply as the Kingsmen.
Their traditional male quartet
style singing and vibrant band
make for a wonderful combination
that has withstood the test of time.
Their ministry is as fresh and excit-
ing today as it has ever been.
Owner Ray Reese states, "I see the
Kingsmen's ministry growing with
the guidance of our Lord and Sav- Submitted to the Okeechobee News
ior Jesus Christ, coupled with the
teamwork, dedication and integrity The Kingsmen Quartet will be in concert Thursday; Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at His House Fellowship,
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Worldview Weekend comes to Okeechobee
By Pete Gawda
Sponsored by several church
groups, Worldview Weekend Con-
ference is coming to Okeechobee
next Friday and Saturday, Oct 6 and
These weekend conferences,
which have been held all over the
country, were founded by Brannon
Howse. Mr. Howse had a strong
conviction that the church was los-
ing focus and effectiveness and not
being the salt and light she should
Dr. Randy Huckabee, pastor of
First Baptist church of Okee-
chobee, one of the sponsors of the
event, emphasized that the event is
not for unbelievers; it is a confer-
ence for Christians.
He said the purpose of the week-
end is to help Christians have a
renewed emphasis on their place in
society. He stressed that it is not a
"The church has become inocu-
lated to the world system, we toler-
ate sin," he said.
"Worldview it taking us back to
Dr. Huckabee said that as a result
of this weekend he would like to see
the church move outside the four
walls and minister to the communi-
ty by meeting social needs.
"The New Testament church
today in not very New Testament:
Dr. Huckabee added that the
church is too focused on taking
care of its own members.
"We don't exist for ourselves,"
Nationally known speakers take
part in these weekend confer-
Speakers at the Okeechobee
conference will be Kirk Cameron,
Ray Comfort, Mark Cahill, Marshall
Foster and Brannon Howse.
Mr. Cameron is best known for
starring in "Growing Pains." He
also starred in "Left Behind."
Mr. Comfort is author of "Hell's
Best Kept Secret". Along with Mr.
Cameron, he co- hosts a television
program "Way of the Master"
which is seen on twenty television
Mr. Cahill is the author of "One
Thing You Can't Do in Heaven" and
"One Heart Beat Away". Dr. Huck-
abee called him a powerful speak-
er. Mr. Cahill speaks to 30,000 peo-
ple annually at churches, summer
camps, retreats, schools, college
campuses and youth conferences
around the country.
Mr. Foster is founder and presi-
dent of the Mayflower Institute, a
nonprofit education and Christian
worldview foundation dedicated to
teaching the biblical and historical
foundations of liberty. He has also
served as the leader of the Los
Angels Rams chaplaincy program.
Mr. Howse, president and
founder of Worldview Weekend,
has appeared on over 600 radio
and televise programs, and is the
author of five books on education,
family issues and Christian world-
A wide variety of topics dealing
with problems faced by 21st centu-
ry Christians will be discussed.
About 750 to 800 people have
registered so far and by the time of
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6 SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 30, 2006
Brahmnans' sportsmanship honored
By Loma Jablonski
The Okeechobee Brahmans
football team defeated John Carroll
High School on Friday, Sept. 15 by a
score of 60-3. As home town fans
celebrated, they had no idea that
their Brahmans had won yet
another award, this time for exem-
The Florida High School Athlet-
ic Association (FHSAA) recently
notified Okeechobee High School
principal Toni Wiersma that an
exemplary sportsmanship report
was turned into their office by foot-
ball official Jon W. Pasqualone.
In his report to the FHSAA, Mr.
Pasqualone stated, "Throughout
this contest which resulted in a 60-
3 win for Okeechobee, the officiat-
ing crew observed complete
respect between each of these
teams. Acts like helping each other
up, respectful conversation with
officials, etc. While this. is the
expectation we strive for with our
points of emphasis, this is not nor-
mally the case on any given Friday
night. In light of the score, it was a
pleasure to work with two well-
mannered teams and both coach-
es are to be commended."
In her letter to Ms. Wiersma,
Laurel Ring, Communications
Coordinator for the FHSAA, said,
"Congratulations! The FHSAA
Office has received an exemplary
sportsmanship report on your foot-
ball game against John Carroll
High School from contest official
Jon Pasqualone. Mr. Pasqualone
expressed his appreciation for the
good sportsmanship and positive
attitudes displayed by both teams
throughout the contest. We are
very proud of your school's efforts,
and we know you are as well.
Thank you for your attention and
commitment to sportsmanship.
We hope to continue to hear goods
things from you. Way to go, Brah-
"I'm so proud of the kids in all of
our sports programs. I've received
reports that following the game,
members of our team went to Beef
O'Brady's to celebrate. Some of
the team from John Carroll was
also there, and the two teams inter-
acted well with each other. We
have great kids here in Okee-
chobee who know the meaning of
sportsmanship and good manners.
Sportsmanship was the true win-
ner of that football game," said Ms.
The Brahman bowling
team split their matches
against the Bulldogs of South
Fork High School Thursday
afternoon at the Stardust
The Brahman boys' team
won their match and improved
their conference record to 4-4.
They were led by team captain
Robert Rodriguez' 657 series
and 235, 214 and 208 high
games. Sonny Lowe's 218
high, Abel Banda's 214 high
and Eliseo Fonseca's 195 high -
helped the Brahmans win.
The Lady Brahmans were
defeated and dropped to 5-3 in ,
conference play. They were led
by Glenda Shanks, Brittanyl
Haggard and Alycia Eddings.
The team will have two
home matches next week at V
Stardust Lanes. They will host
Treasure Coast High School on
Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. and Ft. -
Pierce Central on Wednesday
at 3:30 p.m.
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Warriors defeat Yearlings
The Yearling Middle School Lady Yearlings took on the Osceola Middle School Lady War-
riors Thursday evening at the Osceola gym. The Lady Warriors "A" team defeated the
Lady Yearlings 25-13, 26-24.
YMS plays OMS
All heads are up as the volleyball flew through the air Thursday evening at the Osceola :
Middle School (OMS) gym. The Lady Warriors of OMS hosted the Lady Yearlings of Year-
ling Middle School in a volleyball match. The Lady Warriors "A" team defeated the Lady
Yearlings 25-13, 26-24.
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LOVERS 3BR/3BA/2CAR w/metal
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beams. $498,000 #207C Call Lori 863-
ING 3BR/2BA w/Bonus Rm DWMH.
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PALM CREEK ESTATES 2BR.'2BA
CBS w/OPEN kitchen, living rm & for-
mal dining rm. Walk-in closed & vaulted
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PERFECT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
VICTORIAN TWO STORY 3BR/2.5 BA
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QUICK SALE IN TAYLOR CREEK DEV
$149,900 to $119,900 3BR/2BA MH
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 29,
through Thursday, Oct. 5, are as fol-
Theatre I -"The Guardian" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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
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 p.m.
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 Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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 Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
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.
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.
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
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)
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact
Karissa Richards at 1-(800) 403-
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage.'Yard Sale 145
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
ELECTRIC DRILL- Found on
Ft. Denaud Rd. Call
(863)675-2491 to identify
MOTHERS RING, VFW
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.
IPOD NANO, Lost at Brahman
Movie Theater on Sunday,
Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
SUN CONURE, Orange & red
with green tail feather, last
seen 9/19, Four Seasons area.
Wings not clipped. Dearly'
AKC RAT TERRIER young
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
Handsome and sturdy, this classic cradle is a quick
and fun do-it-yourself project. Designed for wood-
workers of all skill levels, it requires only 14 pieces
that are all (except for the straight ones) traced from
full-size patterns. The cradle is designed to hold a
bassinet pad, which can be purchased or made at
home, and has integral handholds that make it easy to
The completed cradle measures 33 inches long by
27 inches wide by 27 inches tall.
Heritage Cradle plan (No. 666). .. $9.95
Cradles Package (No. C32)
Four projects incl. 666 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
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Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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FREE: IRISH SETTER/LAB -
Male, 1 1/2 yrs old, very
friendly, all shots, house-
KITTENS 2 males left, 10
wks., 1 free adult calico fe-
KITTENS, Free to good
homes. They are beautiful!!
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
PUPPIES- Lab Mix (2) 6mos
old, Free to good homes only
OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 9/30 &
Sun., 10/1, 7am til ?, 1310
SE 5th St., Ceramic Molds,
Furniture, Clothes & Much
More! Come Make An Offer!
Em lo ment
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A 220OR 440 CSR
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Looking for upcoming:
PIs. Fax resume to:
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ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
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 & 401K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITIONS
New Harvest Inc. has immediate openings for a Mechanical
Harvesting Maintenance Person and Equipment Operator. The
Mechanical Harvesting Maintenance Person will be responsible
for the maintenance of self-propelled mechanical harvesting
equipment as well as the overseeing of daily mechanical har-
vesting activities. Qualified applicants must have at least 3
years documented experience as a mechanic plus be able to
perform cutting and welding activities The Equipment Operator
poi-iior, 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&I, and LTD insurance. Qualified appli-
" tats should send their resume or apply in person to:
Lykes Brosn.;. ., .
7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
M/F/D/V Drug- Free Workplace
Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
DATA ENTRY/WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR
Vehicle Maintenance Division ~
Applicants must posses the following skills:
Commitment to detail with data entry, familiar with Accounts
Payable, Purchase Orders and Work Orders, able to handle
multiple priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to meet
deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent communication
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and 10-Key (helpful)
BENEFITS PACKAGE, DFWP
Contact Robin at 863.763.5593, firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax resume to 863.763.7874
The Seminole Tribe has opening
for a Bus Driver. High School
diploma or GED equivalent.
School bus driving exp. (+).
Valid FL CDL Class B License
"P" endorsement w/good driving
record. Fax resume to:
Position available, must have a 2 or 4 year
degree in accounting or related field, good
computer and communication skills a plus.
Fax resume to (863)763-6169 or
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
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NO PRIOR SALES
WE WILL TRAIN YOUL
Very busy dealership, needs
Top Salary and Benefits,
S150K plus peryear
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher for 2 year olds. Call
Hewitt's Truck Repair
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
Fax resume to 863-763-5191
or call Angel 863-763-7337
Parttime & full time.
Zibeco Construction Corp
Seeking 2 years
$12 to $15/hour.
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads
Needed in Okeechobee,
-Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie,
Day, evening and weekend
hours available. Salary
credentials and experience.
Bachelor degree and/or prior
substance abuse counseling
Email resume to:
S- SALES ASSOCIATE
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
The OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (OUA) has an imme-
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, Florida
34974 to complete an application. Applications will be accept-
ed until the position Is filled.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (M/F/V/D)
DRUG FREE WORK PLACE
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,
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
**Must Be Experienced**
.Apply ih person:
St. Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98 N.
Exp. a+, aillrain i r.gh ii r.i-
'date. C3ii Tiai Roadsde
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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
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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.
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
YOGI BUSH HOG
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Onens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health I Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
WINDOW UNIT, Maytag,
10,000 BTU, used 2 sea-
sons, $20. (863)675-1098
ANTIQUE BREAKFRONT- ma-
hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer
DISHWASHER & WASHER-
both in good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE(ce-
ramic) like new, $450 for
both will sell separate
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
Equipped w/ice maker. Runs
great. $80. (863)467-4328
STOVE, 24", electric, white,
from Park Model, only 8
mos. old, $65.
UPRIGHT FREEZER- Frigldaiire
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
The Okeechobee News is seeking, a
Customer Service Representative. This is a
part time position that could lead to full
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be able to handle deadlines
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Desire to be successful
Good math skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportynity Employer
Plae sedrem A o
WASHER Kenmore,. perfect
working cond., barely used,
$80 Must. sell!
works good, $100.
LADIES BIKE, 26", excellent
STEEL STORAGE CONTAINER
45'x8'x1l0'. You haul it. $350.
772-334-1045. Located in
PIPE TRUSSES (10)
2.5" x 13.6' long. New, never
used. $200/all. 863-763-8872
ROOF PANELS 4' wide, 3" in-
J ia" n I ,or J r 38.18' l1, will
ell ,*, eprt 8ie ,63-76',,-5011.,
Shutt ers & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
CRADLE SWING, Fisher Price,
like new, $70.
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $500 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
PLATES, Windows of the
World by Higgins Bond, set
of 4 with certificates. $80
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & MILK-
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
Computer, w/2 extra towers,
hp & 1gw, all run on Win-
dows 2000, $150 or sell
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257
DRAPES- Burdine custom
lined. Multi pastel colors.
$50. or best offer.
ANTIQUE CHINA CABINET-
excellent condition, asking
BR SUITE- 45+ yrs old, solid
cherry, chest, dresser, mir-
ror, nite stand, exc cond.
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150.
BUNK BEDS- Wooden, Desk &
drawers attached. $50. or
best offer. (863)634-3651
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 (863)946-3265
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.
Rattan swivel chrs.(2), sm.
wicker chest, fir. lamp. $350.
Will sell sep. 863-763-8011
DINETTE SET- Table W/2
leaves, 6 Capt. chairs, solid
wood, good cond., $150 neg
DINING ROOM SET 6 cane
back chrs, china'cab., 2
leaves, teak/brass. $450.
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
Wall unit. Oak colored wood,
Excellent condition. $150. or
best offer. (863)467-2887
FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
HIDE A BED COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT, $400. 863-234-1067
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good con-
dition. $800. (863)946-3265
KING SIZE HEAD BOARD-
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
MISC. FURNITURE Recliner-
RockerTable w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top coffee tbl., $125/all,
will sell sep. 863-763-8828
RECLINER, Rocker, blue, good
w/footstools, beige, exc.
cond., never used, .$125 for
SLEEPER SOFA- Queen size,
light brown, very good cond.
$150 neg (863)634-5095
SOFA, 92", Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
SOFA- asking $50 in good
TWIN BED- Complete w/Head-
board & new mattress. $60.
TWO MAUVE CHAIRS
Recliners. Lg. wall mirror,
40"x47". $220/all, will sell
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
WATERBED- King size,
w/headboard & drawers. Ex-
cellent condition. $100.
COLT 45, Argentinean 1928,
all matching numbers, an-
tique. $600 (863)467-1958
MAG For Ruger Mini14, 40
round steel Federal, not
used, $60. Ask for Ross
NYLON 66-22 & SURVIVAL 22
Semi auto. $400/all, will sell
separate. 863-467-9892 Okee
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $800. 357-5754
UNUSUAL GRENDEL P-10
PISTOL, 308 cal., semi-auto.
f7\ LOSE THE
/ POUNDS &
All natural, Doctor recom-
mended & guaranteed. FREE
STATIONARY BIKE- Like new,
HUMIDIFIER- large, almost
new, $25 (863)467-7659
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, .30 ctw.
Will sacrifice at $400
(863)634-9620 Okee area
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Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 30, 2006
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, 1/4 ctw.
$200 (863)634-9620 Okee-
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter,
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
JAZZY LIKE PWR. WHLCHAIR
(Pronto-54) Up to 300 Ibs.
Med. size lift chair. Both good
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
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
CELL PHONE, NOKIA 5165
with charger, c ar ger,
booklet, works, $25. Call
FAX FILM CARTRIDGES (2),
For Brothers, PC 201 & PC
301. $29.90 for both or will
FOG MACHINE, Perfect for
GAS CYLINDER, 1001b., 1/3
full; 1 year old, $75 neg.
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,
WATER TANK- 800 gal, $50.
ACCORDION- 120 base but-
tons, 41 treble, 18.5" long,
191bs, exc cond, $500
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
ELECTRIC SIGNS (2) Comm'lI
grade. 4'x10', 20"x8'.
$500/both, will sell separate.
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
HAMMOND ORGAN upright,
blk. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.
ORGAN, Yamaha, $300
PIANO w/bench $100 or best
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
FILE CABINETS- 1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
BOA CONSTRICTOR- 5', $100.
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.
DOG KENNEL- 10x10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
ENGLISH MASTIFF pure
bred, 10mths. old fixed male,
shots/wormed. Needs room to
run. $1100. 239-425-5605
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 gal
FISH AQUARIUM- 75 gal
w/stand & accessories $150
FISH AQUARIUM- Executive
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base, filters, etc $900
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. Free to good home.
SHIH TZU- male, AKC, shots,
TURKEYS- Bourbon Red
breeding pair Turkeys. $30.
Firm. (863)801-3622 or
RESTAURANT BOOTHS- (10)
large wooden, you haul, all
for $150 (863)697-6464
COMPOUND BOW, Jennings
Uni-tech XLR, 70 lb draw &
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12'
new, still in box. $85
LARGE MOUTH BASS- 20lbs
+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $145 (863)610-1276
SELF CLIMBING TREE STAND
ICOM 144MHZ FM
229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
BIG SCREEN TV, 48" with
HO PROJ TV- 55" asking $500
or best offer (863)983-5364
MITSUBISHI BIG SCREEN TV-
40", beautiful picture, $300
or best offer (863)467-2194
RCA 27" COLOR TV
2 yrs. old. $100.
TV,,50", $150 (863)675-8134
CIRCULAR SAW 11 amp,
Black & Decker, 71/4", good
cond., $25. (863)634-1479
For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip. trir. & More.
GENERATOR 4000- Coleman,
Runs good. $300. or best of-
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
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
VALVE MACHINE Black &
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
diesel. $2K. 863-805-8769
KIRBY VACUUM like brand
new, used 3x, asking $500.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD USED GRAVELY MOW-
ERS- CALL (863)467-2446
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed-Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
APALOOSA MARE 3yrs, great
w/kids. Well mannered. No
bad habits, $2K Neg.
BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500,863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1500,
child gentle, easy keeper
CHEROKEE, 15.2 hands,Reg.
Gentle disposition. Neg. Cog-
ins/UTD vacs., Exp. rider
DOC BAR MARE- Born in '96-
'97, $1000. (863)467-1617
FILLY- 1yo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GERMAN WESTFALEN- Warm
blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
Junior Western Saddle, Pro-
fessional Line, Saddle King,
Ozark leather, handcrafted,
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $900. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
REG BREEDING STOCK PAINT
MARE- 4yo, exc cutting
bloodlines, super easy keep-
er $2500 (863)801-9188
TB GELDING, 18 yrs, Beautiful
Bay, 17'hands, exp. rider,
western/english, great horse.
I can deliver & install
Call Cody Williams
RIDING MOWER- 8hp Snap-
per, very good cond., w/bag-
ger, $550 (863)675-0247
Professional, $275 or best
PONY TAIL 5FT Palm, huge
pot, very healthy, 10yrs old,
$125 or best offer
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Buck Head Ridge, 2br, iba,
$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 -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Petsl
Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or e-mail
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
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.)
Immediately, Newly furnished,
'New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 2br, 1ba, $1100
+ until. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!
Brand New, 3BR/3.5BA beauti-
ful home with stainless appli-
ances. Top of the lie carpets in
bedrooms, Codan countertops
much more. $2,500+ utilities.
Waterfront 3BR/2.5BA com-
pletely redone, HW floors, new
kitchen, Corian countertops,
FR/FP, IG heated pool, beautiful
covered dock with lift and Ig.
seating area on Taylor Creek
Liz Weisser Has Keys!
Your Perfect Partner*
Berger Real Estate
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
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
pets. $1300/mo. F/L/S.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, Ig. lot, $1000
mo. + until 1st, last & sec.
dep. & ref's. (863)357-0707
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & more! Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
lst& last (561)262-9191
SMALL HOME 1BR/2BA, FL
room, partial furn., quiet
863-357-1197 or 763-7282
TAYLOR CREEK ISLE, Lake
access, lovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
nice quiet neighborhood,
$1200 mo,, 1st, last & sec.,
NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
KINGS BAY 1 bedroom
w/private bath. Full house pr-
veleges. Female pref.$125/wk.
+1/2 util. 863-467-6798
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
PROFESSIONAL LAWN SVC.
Business, Ig. client base west.
routes. Terms avail. Call David
at H & H Svcs. 863-634-1867
REMODELED: 1 BR/1 BA
1 Stor Building. 40 Oak Lake
GREAT FOR COMMUTERS!
3BR/2BA CBS w/office. Locat-
ed near Everglades Elemen-
tary. Built in 2003. Lg. laundry
room, lots of storage/closets.
20x30 carport/workshop, encl.
on concrete slab detached
from house. 10x20 covered
back porch, well & water sys-
tem. Large.lot for rej Priced
to Selill.Call 863:634.-96,0
NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence
REDUCED! 5 ACRES WITH
3/2 Mobile. Now $187K. AHS
Home warranty. Call Lauren
Gilbert, All Florida Realty @
Deer, turkey, wild boar, fish-
ing. Prices start at $200K.
OKEECHOBEE- 5 +/- acres.
Pasture, grass, fenced, small
pond, paved road, corner lot.
High & dry. Off Hwy 7,0-East
6 miles from town. Nice spot
for your dream house or'mini
ranch. $189,000. Must See.
RIDGEMANOR- 1.14 acres,
oak trees, 1 lot off of paved
Sunday, 10/1, lpm-4pm
New3 Bdrm., 2Bath
CBS home with garage.
across from Lake 0.
Open Plan, High Ceilings,
Loads of Tile, Corian & More
5006 SE 42nd St.
Kings Bay. (561)762-2233
\'V L-I ('COM'iE
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BHR W/F -3/2 Doublewide
$750 mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
IMMACULATE D/W 2BR/2BA
t.,F w.'dock( Lg roorris, nar.
woodals parhiallurn W/D.
storage nldg 11001rmo
MOBILE HOME, 12x36,
w/10x30 Fla. room, c/a &
heat, 1.2x24 carport, new
k'i in aduli par.. low lot.
rent. $1 i.500I rie Must
S-, 1863532-9224 Mike
MUST SEE!- 2,1 Fully urn
many e;,ras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shedw/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable,
OPEN HOUSE 9/30 & 10/1
Immaculate 3/2 '2000 double-
wide, w/land, new roof,
screen deck, furniture stays,
appraised $165K will take '
offer. 1104 SW 44th Blvd,
Jet Sklis 3016
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscelaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat
Bottom w/new trolling motor
& oars, 2 cush. seats $325
will sep. 863-509-3260
GRIZZLEY TRACKER 1648'06
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke. troll. mtr., galv.
trlr., $5k firm. 239-229-2974
HYDRASPORT, '85, 19', 3"
aluminum trailer. Needs work
$1500. or best offer.
TRAVEL TRAILER -20' long,
no leaks, needs work, no ti-
:.e $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
I Puli Notice
YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER, '93,
w/trailer, cover, garage kept,
needs tuneup & battery,
FISHING OUT RIGGERS- 15'
aluminum & S/S. $100
(863)675-7391 after 6pm ,
HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $1500 Call Don
RACING PISTONS, Suzuki 600
GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.
FOUR WINDS '96, 36 witn
shlie oui tully furrushed utility
blg included In P31lm Dale,
FL $8000 (4191747-2923
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Four Wheel Drive 4036
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Tucks 4061>
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Tralers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK CENTURY- '95.4 new
tires & battery $1200..
Runs good. aic, $2500 or best
Buick Roadmaster, '93, ps
rb ABS, cruise control new
tires brakes & rotors.
12200 neg (863)674-0007
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- 94,
While wilr rims Stereo,
Leather inr. Runs & looks
gleal $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.
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2
door, Good cond., Runs,
CHEVY CELEBRITY-'89 Sta-
Luon wagon, as-is, $800 or
besi offer 8631983-9780- '
Chevy Monte Carlo SS '86.
350 mlr. turbo 350 trans.,
$2500 863-675-4697 or
FORD ESCORT WAGON '97-
5spd, good'cond., needs 02
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
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 lv. :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
MERCURY COUGAR, '95, U-6,
V8, a/c works, radio/cd au-'
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
Puli Noice I00
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF PROPOSED
TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS FOR WATERS
INCLUDED ON FLORIDA'S 303(d) LIST
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed proposed Total
Maximum Daily Loads MDLs) to address waters In the Lake Okeechobee, St.
Luade Loxahatchee, Caloosahatchee, Fisheating Creek and Kissimmee River Ba-
sins. The proposed TMDLs have been developed in accordance with Section
303(d)(1)(C) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. Section 1313(d)(1)(C), and with
the federal regulations at 40 C.F.R. Section 130.7(c)(1).
Persons wishing to offer comments or offer new data or Information on any aspect
S.of these proposals may submit the same in writing no later than November 30,
206, to e U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Water Management
SDivision, 61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, ATTENTION: Ms. Sibyl
*-Cole, Standards, Monitoring and TMDL Branch, For more Information about the
proposed action, please contact Ms. Cole by telephone at (404) 562-9437 or via
emal at cole.slbtiviena.ov. .
A public notice concerning the avalability of the proposed TMOLs can be obtained
through the Internet atthe following URL: httpJ/www eoa oov/reoion4/
James D.Glattina, Director
Water Management Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
164300 ON 9/30/06
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K 11000 Or
best ofter 1863)634-4579
MERCURY SABLE- 89, 3 0
motor. Needs transmission.
Excellent parts car. $75. or
best offer. (863)763-0967
SATURN-'93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $2000 or
best offer. (863)763-7458
TOYOTA COROLLA'99 LE
5 spd, loaded, very clean,
38mpg, runs perfect. $3950.
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4.dr., auto, alc, everything
works real. runs eac
$1200. (7 2)461-3276
JEEP WRANGLER, '87, 4x4, 6
cyl., auto, runs good, lift kit,
exc tires & rims $4000 or
best oter.1 8631634-0187
EZ GO GOLF CART 3 wheel-
er, w/charger Runs well.
GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/bat-
tery charger runs & looks
CADILLAC 500 MOTOR, $850
CHROME RIMS, brand new,
18,7 5 5 lug rnly asking
DODGE RUNNING GEAR, 1
Ion, Dana 60-70, 456 gears.
$1300 (561)719-9391 after
FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers,
side, good cond. while,
FRONT BUMPER -, oss Hawg
Doage 2500/3500 HD,
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
,best offer (863)467-8856
HONDA MCGX240 8.0
Go Kart motor. Like. new
cond.,.only 5 hrs, $200.
HOOD FOR FORD VAN, New in
box, fits 1975 or newer. $75
Induction System, K&N FIPK
Generation 2, cold air, for a
'96'03 Chevy S10 or Blazer,
$200 neg. (863)697-3865
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION,
For '99 Lexus. $600
SATURN 2004 RADIO/CD
SPARE TIRE- For Ford F150
P235/75R/15. Less than 50
miles. $50. (863)509-3260
TIRES/RIMS- Set of four, for
truck 35" GM, 8 lug, BF Goo-
drich 35/12/50, Helo rims.
TONNEAU COVER Florida
Line, fits 99-up F250/350
Super Duty short bed, ma-
roon, $650. (863)697-0328
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
CHEVY 1500 FULL SIZE '90
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, "oiors &
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
DODGE'93 1 TON DUALLY
350 turbo diesel, heeds 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 lone blue new lire,
$900, 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.
FORD F350 DUALLY'90,
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.
RECREATION- 2005 Dol,.e
Ram 4 dr Hemi w.Reese
sIder, coupled w.\,'93 10'
Carrijae 5th wheel,,.New
awnings, srern ennlosure
311 (,lris E.( 0il0 will
.-Sep3ae. ae i.35 000
863)357-184 0 or
FLAT BED TRAILER, 8x14,
double axle, with ramps,.
Sooseneck, steel floor.
OPEN TRAILER, '07 6x12.
Tandem axle, 3' sides, brand
UTILITY TRAILER, '06 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, $585.
CHEVY VAN '93, 1 ton, needs
engine, rebuilt trans. $400
DODGE '91, 1 ton, 318 cu. in.
GMC HIGHTOP VAN Ice
Cream Trk, clean & ready to
go, $2500 neg
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- '95,
Good work van. $1000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
er In the classifleds
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 opportunity 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 wcunning-
email@example.com to receive a food recipient form. All food collected
locally will be distributed in Okeechobee County.
Juvenile Justice Board to meet
The Juvenile Justice Board for the 19th Judicial Circuit will meet
Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon at Okeechobee Health
Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. All meetings are open to the public.
For information call Rosalind Brown at (561) 801-2184, or Mary Burkins at
Hospital hosting free program
The Americah Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and Rauler-
son Hospital will offer a free community service program entitled 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. Individuals 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.m.
until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.
Chamber will resume gun classes
The Gun Handling and Safety Class will resume Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. The class will meet at
the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, to go to the shooting
range. For information, call the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on Friday,
Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship opportu-
nities are available. All donations will help fund the Hamrick Home resi-
dence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-2684.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sat-
urday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is payable by
check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP insur-
ance to be eligible for the class. Check with your auto insurance agent for
your three-year discount after you have received your certificate from the
class. Contact Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information.
Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D., will
sponsor free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m.
until noon, at 301 N.E. 19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be served.
Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby items such as, furni-
ture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and anything
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to bene-
fit infants and pregnant women in the community. For information, call
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
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, dubs and organizations to
join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in con-
junction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offer-
ing a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween Fes-
tival 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.
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