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is telephone scam
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by area res-
idents that a group called Florida
EMTs & Paramedics is soliciting
money over the telephone.
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.
If contacted by the group,
do not donate money.
Two take BFL
Joseph Kremer of Osteen
took first place in the boater
division of the two-day Big Fish-
ing League bass tournament
(BFL) held last Friday and Sat-
urday at the Okee-Tantie Mari-
na. Kremer led the 95-angler
: field after the first day of com-
petition with 20.11 lbs. of Okee-
.,chobee largemouths. He
brought 21.13 lbs. to the scales
at the end of the second day of
- competition for a two-day
combined weight of 42.08 lbs.,
blasting his nearest competi-
tion out of the water and secur-
ing the $5.460 first place prize.
Veteran angler Jim Medlin
of West Palm Beach finished in
second place with a two-day
total of 28.15 lbs. After the first
day of competition Medlin car-
ried four fish weighing 8.09 lbs.
to the scales. He. came back
strong on the second day of
competition landing 20.06 lbs.,
vaulting him into second place.
He received a check for $2,730
for his efforts.
Sports, Page 6
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban; None
Negron runs for Foley's seat
By Pete Gawda
"I'm now the Republican
nominee," announced State Rep-
resentative Joe Negron in a tele-
phone press conference late
He will be running for the
16th District congressional seat
of Mark Foley who recently
resigned in the light of allegations
of improper conduct concerning
Mr. Foley is now receiving
treatment for "alcoholism and
related behavioral problems,"
according to the Associated
Press. He could also face crimi-
Rep. Negron reminded voters
that Mr. Foley's name would still
be on the ballot because it is too
late to reprint ballots.
"The name of Foley is a place
holder," he asserted. "If you want
a conservative congressman
who supports the president, vote
the Republican ticket."
He said he will still hold his
seat as state representative as he
runs for Congress.
'.Rep. Negron claimed that his
views and his track record were
closer to those of the voters than
those of his opponent, Democrat
Tim Mahoney, and that he has
the endorsement of U. S. Senator
Mr. Mahoney was quoted by
the Associated Press earlier in the
day as saying that his campaign
will largely remain the same,
speaking about problems in
Washington and letting voters
A special birthday: Students study Johnny Appleseed
Second grade students, (front row, left to right) Josie Lopez, Kelsi Kula, Courtney
McCreary; and, (back row, left to right) Michaela Myers, Angela Langdale, and Savan-
nah Goggans dressed up like Johnny Appleseed in honor of his birthday.
know who he is.
Rep. Negron said his cam-
paign ads would be running in a
few days. He was especially con-
cerned about getting the word of
his candidacy out to absentee
Rep. Negron supports the
president's policy on Iraq, while
he said Mr. Mahoney has been
attacking Secretary of Defense
Donald Rumsfeld instead of the
He also claimed to take a
strong stand on environmen-
He said the voters will have to
decide between a conservative
Republican and a liberal Democ-
Rep. Negron said he was
"very shocked and angry" over
allegations of Mr. Foley's miscon-
duct. He said he had a son the
same age as the congressional
pages to which Mr. Foley alleged-
ly made inappropriate and sexu-
See Negron Page 2
By Eric Kopp
Investigators are currently
searching for the suspects) in
the suspected murder of a 72-
year-old Okeechobee man
sometime last week.
The victim, Thomas Dellar-
co, was found Friday, Sept. 29,
in his home at 20689 N.W.
282nd .St. by investigators
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
Monday, Oct. 2, the Med-
ical Examiner's Office in Fort
Pierce said the autopsy of Mr.
Dellarco had been completed
. ,but refused, to release any
information since it is an open
OCSO investigators are
currently searching for Mr.
Dellarco's '2000 blue' Ford
Explorer that they believe was
stolen by the suspectss. The
four-door SUV's Florida
license tag. reads D27-1TM,
and the rear bumper report-
edly has a 3- to 4-inch dent.
If anyone has information
on the whereabouts of the
vehicle or who is' operating it,
they are asked to call the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office at (863) 763-3117.
At this point, OCSO investi-
gators are not releasing any
more information about the
The death of Mr. Dellarco is
possibly the second homicide
that was committed in Okee-
chobee County last week.
On Sept. 28, Jerry Leroy
Jones, 48, was arrested in
connectionwwith the shooting
death of Edwin Swint, 50..
According to OCSO Detec-
tive M.D. Faulkner, Jones and
his girlfriend apparently
became involved in an argu-
ment at their home on S.E.
33rd Terrace around 12:30
See Suspects Page 2
network of cities.
to advance interests
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
Second grade students, (front row, left to right) Thomas Coberly, Joseph Jose, Janice
Rivero; and, (back row, left to right) Bailey Tedders, Dane Shelley, Cody Louthan, Dylan
Sheffield, and Anthony Harper at South Elementary School have been studying Johnny
Appleseed by reading a play adapted by Pleasant deSpain. Each class has used this play
to correlate the curriculum of reading to science. The students have brought in apples,
applesauce, apple juice and any other apple item they could find touse for this unit. The
students will use the different kinds of apples to learn graphing skills in mathematics.
By Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee City
Council will meet Tuesday,
Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the city
council chambers at 55 S.E.
Third Ave. to discuss an adop-
tion of a resolution regarding
the creation of a Treasure
Coast League of Cities;
The council will also be
discussing the green market,
the fire union contract; fiscal'
year 2006 budget expenditure
adjustments and a future land
Council members will dis-
cuss adopting a resolution
regarding the creation of a
Treasure Coast League of
Cities which would allow the
cities involved to work collec-
tively to. protect and advance
the interests of all municipali-
ties involved, study municipal
issues and seek desired results
through cooperative efforts,
encourage and facilitate spirit
of cooperation and consensus
in building, and to provide a
network among members of
elected officials to speak in
one voice to provide advocacy
for the league as a whole.
The council will also hear
from Maureen Burroughs,
president of Okeechobee
Main Street in regard to the
Farmer's Market in the Park
returning this fall. The market
includes fresh.. vegetables,
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Bellamy Brothers to headline Fair
By Pete Gawda
Big name entertainment is
coming to Okeechobee!
Nationally known country
music duo the Bellamy Broth-
ers, will headline the inaugural
Okeechobee County Fair with a
concert on March 17, 2007.
Exact time and tickets sales are
pending at this time.
The first ever Okeechobee.
County Fair, scheduled for
March 9 through March' 18,
2007, will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter, 4200 S. R. 70 E.
Howard and David Bellamy,
natives of Darby, are celebrat-
ing 30 years of hits. The string
began with "Let Your Love
Flow' in 1976. In Germany, that
song was number one for
more than two months.
Through the years their hits
have included such songs as
"Dancing Cowboys, "You Ain't
Just Whistling Dixie", "Lovers
Live Longer", "Too Much Is Not
Enough," "Old Hippy", "Red-
neck Girl" and "Kids of The
According to the brothers'
website, they hold the record in
both the Academy of Country
Music and County Music Asso-
ciation Awards for the most
. "Our live draw is bigger than
it was in the 80s" David is quot-
ed on the website. "I think the
same people that grew up with
us and our music in the 60s and
70s obviously have raised a
whole new generation of Bel-
lamy fans who started toddling
to our music. Now they're turn-
ing up at our concerts as col-
lege kids, who are really turned
on and tuned in to us and our
music.., .it's a great feeling."
The Bellamys perform over
200 concert dates a year. When
not on the road, they come
home to their family ranch in
Darby, just north of Tampa. It's
a working ranch consisting of
purebred Charlois cattle and
In addition to musical enter-
tainment and the traditional
livestock and agriculture relat-
ed displays, the Okeechobee
County Fair Association (OCFA)
envisions displays of such
See Fair -Page 2
Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Nationally known country music duo the Bellamy Brothers, will
headline the inaugural Okeechobee County Fair with a concert
on March 17, 2007. Exact time and tickets sales are pending at
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honey, fresh seafood, fresh
squeezed orange juice and a
variety of other items. The mar-
ket is proposed to be open every
Thursday from 4 until 7 p.m.
The fire unibn contract will
be up for approval giving all
union employees a 5 percent
increase. This raise is in accor-
dance with the raise that non-
union employees also, received.
With the fiscal year ending on
Sept. 30, the city council has
revised the 2005-06 budget to
reflect the actual monies spent
within the fiscal year, decreasing
the expenditures by $80, 253.
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This amount will be rolled
into the general fund for the
2006-07 fiscal year budget.
A future land use amendment
submitted by Wes and Day
Harvin Sr. and Wes Harvin Jr.
regarding property located at
306 N.W. Fourth St. The property
is south of the courthouse, east
of an appraising office and west
of an unused residential home.
The change in future land use
from residential single family to
commercial is in accordance
with the surrounding areas and
is recommended by the city
planner, as the property will be
used as professional office space
encompassing the offices of
Harvin Harvin & Pinnock, LLP
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a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. Mr.
Swint, who also lived in the
home, came out of his room and
tried to intervene. This led to an
altercation between the two
men, which led to Jones alleged-
ly shooting Mr. Swint in, the
abdomen with a .30/.30 cal. rifle.
Mr. Swint died around 4:45
a.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in
West Palm Beach.
Jones was then charged with
"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
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to ret
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth S
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering f
education/GED and English as a second language classic
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., En
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursda
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School; 925, N.W. 23 L
a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English a
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.mr
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be hold
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee Coun
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word proc
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigc
For the dates and times of these classes, contact th
County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offe
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts.
currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednes
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 .a.m. until 1
ling basic and
ity Library, 206
cessing sills will
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things as arts and crafts, photog-
raphy, woodworking, and dis-
plays by religious or civic groups.
Exhibit space and sponsor,-
ships opportunities are available.-
at various price levels, and fair
memberships are now available.
For more information on
exhibiting or sponsorship, please
contact OCFA President Linda
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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 direct-
ly 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-
ers" ing, correct AKC breed standards and ethical breeding, as well as any
ers other topics of interest to the group.
For information, contact Billie at (863) 467-1958; or, by e-mail at bil-
email@example.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.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
Agri-civic center open for riding
S OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
urn for money. S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tuesdays of
particin forpants. If each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
participants. If Barrels and poles are available.
3-2893, or drop The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are avail-
t. -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 andyounger are required towear helmets.
free adult basic For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.
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am. until noon OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan
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until 8:30 p.m.; seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
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Vote for your favorite school lunch
Central Elementary along with
the hungry Panther Caf6 will be
having an election campaign. It will
be through Oct.
13. Five candi-
dates will cam-
paign for their
Spaghetti, Pete Pizza, Rocco Taco
and Sally Salad. During Oct. 2
through Oct. 6, the students and
staff are inviting all parents, grand-
parents and friends to join them for
a nationwide event and would love
to have your vote count for them.
The students will be working hard
to make this event, which will
include displays, drawing, speech-
es, daily menus planned by each
candidate, decorations of all kinds,
special guest and much more, hap-
pen. Please join us for this special
event and showyour support. How
does this work? Join the Hungry
Panther Cafe at Central due Oct. 2
through Oct. 6. Simply come in and
purchase one of our delicious
meals planned and served by our
candidates and receive a ballot
with that purchase. You can join
our students for lunch as you com-
plete your ballot then just drop it in
our ballot box marked with your
favorite school lunch and you're all
set. This would mean a lot to all our
Central students and staff, so
please mark your calendar and
plan to join us.
Show your support online by
logging on to www.VoteForSchool-
Lunch.org between now and Oct.
6 and vote in the nationwide event.
Results will be announced during
the week of Oct. 9 through Oct. 13.
Thanks so much and we hope
to see you there.
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Pamela Elnora Worrell, 24,
N.W. 254th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 29 by the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force on a
charge of obtaining a prescription
by fraud. She was released on her
Sheila Nell Core, 54, S.E. 33rd
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Sept. 29 by OCPD's R. Cale on a
charge of grand theft.
Tina Duell Morse, 36, N.E.
32nd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 29 by Deputy Bryan
Lowe on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with uttering
a forged instrument/counterfeit
bill. Her bond was set at $2,500.
James Sparks, 40, S.W County
Road 379, Bristol, was arrested Sept.
30 by Deputy Sam Thomas on a Lib-
erty County warrant charging him
with violation of probation lascivi-
ous molestation by an offender over
18 on victim 12-16 years of age. He
is being held without bond.
Elizabeth H. Holsombach, 39,
S.E. 74th Way, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy Ken-
neth Sarros on a charge of driving,
Sara H. Hill
Sara H. Hill, age 81, died at Kin-
dred Hospital in Fort Lauderdale on
She was born March 9, 1925, in
Sopchoppy, and had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for 30 years.
She enjoyed fishing, reading and
She is preceded in death by her
husband of 32 years, Leon Hill.
She is survived by: sons, Tom
(Ellen) Winkler and Chris Winkler;
daughters, Leona Hill and Sara Jo
Hill; grandchildren, Tom (Eva)
Winkler and Sandy (Rob) Bryner;
and great- grandchildren, Josh,
Bryon, Aaron, Melyssa, Kyle, Haley
A memorial service will be held
at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 4,
2006, at the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth St., in Okee-
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be in her name to Truly Blessing,
2854 S.W Third Terrace, Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34974.
Interment will be Saturday, Oct.
7, in Woodville, Fla.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Homer Danley, Jr.
Walter "Snook" Homer Danley,
Jr., age 79, of Okeechobee, died
Oct. 1,2006, at Raulerson Hospital.
Mr. Danley was born July 12,
1927, in Montgomery, Ala. He was
the superintendent for J.D.
McArthur in West Palm Beach. Mr.
Danley came to Okeechobee from
Greenacres in 1989.
Mr. Danley is survived by: his
wife of 57 years, Betty L. Danley;
children, Patricia Ann Douglas of
under the influence. Her bond was assault and a misdemeanor charge
set at $500. of criminal mischief. His bond was
Timothy Lance Punch, 19, set at $27,500.
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 Dave Willie Simmons, 61, S.E.
by Deputy Kenneth Sarros on a 37th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
felony charge of aggravated assault ed Oct. 1 by Deputy Kenneth Sar-
and a misdemeanor charge of ros on charges of driving under the
resisting an officer without vio- influence, reckless driving and
lence. His bond was set at $12,500. refusal to submit to a breath test.
Melvin Dukes, 18, U.S. 441 N., His bond was set at $1,000.
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 Lester Eugene Fountain, 31,
by Deputy Kristin Gray on a felony N.E. 120th St., Okeechobee, was
charge of burglary of an unoccu- arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Raul Mar-
pied structure and a misdemeanorrreeocb epyauMa-
charge of theft. He is being held rero on felony charges of aggravat-
without bond. ed assault and aggravated battery,
James Fountain, 51, N.E. and misdemeanor charges of crim-
120th St., Okeechobee, was arrest- final mischief and battery. His bond
ed Oct. 1 by Deputy Raul Marrero was set at $55,000.
on a felony charge of aggravated This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
Okeechobee, David Paul Danley-of -iswelcome to inform this newspa-
Greenacres, and Dorothy (Ed) per. The information will be con-
Moore of Jupiter; granddaughter, firmed and printed.
Tara Ann Dou-
glas of Okee-
Elaine Crane of
and, nephews, Walter
Jerry and Danley, Jr.
There will be no services or visi-
Friends may sign the guest book
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 '
N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
Put a spin on your holiday baking!!
Okeechobee Holiday Traditions,
an Okeechobee News Special Section,
will be featuring cherished recipes, craft ideas
and holiday traditions of your friends and
neighbors and we want yours, too!
Do your kids cook?
We are welcoming recipes for our
"Kids Cook" portion of this section,
if your kids enjoy cooking and have a favorite
recipe they would like to share
please send it in.
Deadline for entries is Oct. 27, 2006 J
. Please send to: _
*. Holiday Traditions .-
P.O. Box 639
Okeechobee, FL 34973
One Lucky Participant Will Receive A Nice Holiday Gift!
Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Pumpkins and ghosts
With just a little under a month left until Halloween, a
local business on U.S. 441 is among the first to put up
Remember a loI ed one
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can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
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IMMIGRATION: I am so tired of hearing about out government's inac-
tion on the immigration problem. Crimes caused by some immigrants
are only one of the many expensive problems. Many immigrants enter
with health problems, like HIV/AIDS and multiple pregnancies. Those
costs are passed on to all of us and create health care rationing or waiting
lists for all. This area draws many immigrants due to the great need for
seasonal agricultural labor and huge poverty rates in these peoples'
countries. A great deal of the money earned by these immigrants is not
even spent here but sent back to their home country of origin. Congress
needs to find a way to bring in these workers in a controlled and legal
way and fully fund the cities, counties and states for all the additional
health care and judicial costs created by illegal immigrants. Tell our elect-
ed officials to solve this massive and expensive problem now, or we can
tell them with our votes on election day.
OFFENDERS: Where should sex offenders reside? Not in group
homes in residential neighborhoods like Dixie Ranch Acres. Sex offend-
ers have always been in our communities. Today, we are aware of where
the convicted offenders are living. The sheriff's office has no legal authori-
ty to direct where sex offenders may or may not live. Unless court-
ordered restrictions exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live wher-
ever they may choose. Statewide, a slew of cities have passed ordinances
to keep convicted sex offenders at distances of up to 2,500 feet from
places children gather, after the high-profile kidnapping and murders of
9-year-old Jessica Lunsford and 13-year-old Sarah Lunde. Okeechobee
County must pass tougher laws on where sex offenders can live. That
would explain the high number of sex offenders relocating to this county.
As concerned citizens, we have to let our Legislators know our concerns.
ORDINANCE: Registered sex offenders should live in designated
zones. There must be an ordinance that restricts group homes in zoned
residential neighborhoods. Maintaining a group home is a business and
therefore should be located in the appropriate zoning area. This would at
least limit the temptation, the access to lure children into their homes and
the risk to re-offend. There should be an ordinance that limits residency
for sex offenders within a specified mile radius. A property owner who
rents or leases property to level II or level Ill sex offenders in these restrict-
ed areas would be subject to a fine of $250 a day, and a violation would
be considered a gross misdemeanor.
BE AWARE: There are concerns regarding violating sex offenders'
freedom to live where they chose. However, records indicate that the
constitutionality of such laws, so far, has been upheld in court. Until then,
we have to be aware of our surroundings. Be nosey regarding our chil-
dren and their friends. Know what they do, who they do it with and
where they do it. The objective is clear: protect our children, protect our
neighborhood and preserve the integrity of Okeechobee County.
DIXIE RANCH: I do not want sexual offenders living in my communi-
ty, although my children are grown and out on their own. There are many
children in the Dixie Ranch area, I live there I see them and no child
should ever have to endure these types of people. This home for the
offenders is somewhat like a juvenile in jail what he has not already
thought of or done, he will be taught to do worse being in with adult
criminals with more time on this earth.
BAN TOGETHER: We should also draft an ordinance that would pro-
hibit registered sex offenders that have never lived in Okeechobee Coun-
ty prior to their conviction to move into the county. This would limit the
amount of registered sex offenders to reside in Okeechobee. I do agree
that we have to be careful no to infringe on the rights of others. But, we
must ban together and have one voice.
THE LAW: It %as in the paperthatan individual was arrestedforasex-
ual offense and \ as a registered sexual offender who moved down here
in August. I personally go the FDLE web site every month. I don't want
them in the community any more than anyone else. I am just uncomfort-
able that the rights of others not be violated. Our laws are not perfect, but
they are all we have and we have to abide by them. If not, we have to
change them in a legal way.
SURPRISED: This new ordinance that Sheriff May is trying to pass- it is
not going to work. The law clearly states that they have been tried by a jury
of there peers (or judge), they have served there time and they are able to
go out and live. They cannot be harassed. As long as they are not breaking
any laws there is really nothing that can be done. I know everybody says
'not in my backyard,' but that's not how our laws work. The mother in the
article says she is shocked that two sex offenders live right down the street
from her. Does she trust her doctor? Her minister? A police officer? Many
have been arrested for sexual activities. As a parent, you have to watch your
kids. It is sad, but it is the truth. The meeting that they reference in the article
seems to me they should have posted it as a public hearing. From a legal
standpoint, I am surprised the commissioners voted the way they did.
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Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the 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.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal 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
technology and how to seeyour 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, cqnfact
Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.'
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Par-
rott 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-
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the
group facilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6
p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another
meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facili-
tator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Amer-
ican 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 better-
ment of our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers
at (863)763-7399. ,
A.A meeting .from popoo until- I.p..- 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 infor-
mation, 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. atV.F.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. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N: For information
call Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863)
Family History Center meets from 1,0 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 wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
AA Closed big book meeting from 8, p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No.47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or
Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletch-
er at (863) 357-6257. ..
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W
Third St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone
interested may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support
group every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by
social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give one another support, information and ideas..The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an
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, 1,0, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth.floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit
an application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to
a personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observation and independent study. For.
information, call (772)785-5804.
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-pffice, 458 U.S. 98.
All interested parties age 8 and up are'welcome. For information,
tall 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 scrapbpoking 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&ady scrapbook- ages
on which you are currently working, ForJnkofratiornc-all--.olri
at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment commit-
tee 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 meet-
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 invit-
ed. The conference comes highly recommended from Josh
McDowell, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many oth-
ers. Come learn about worldview. For information, call Debi at
'(863) 634-3525; or, visit www.world~ewwveekend .com.
Eastern Star to host Fall Follies
District 27 Order of Eastern Star will sponsor Fall Fun Follies on
Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W.
Social hour will be from 5 until 6 p.m., and will be followed by
steak dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and includes the
dinner, dancing and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Wor-
thy Grand Matron special project, Hospice. For information, call
Barbara Watford, WM, at (863) 763-9500 or (863) 763-4693.
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
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-serv-
ice 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 audito-
rium 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)
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 Cen-
ter 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 enter-
tainment. To RSVP, call (863) 763-2893. If there is no answer,
please leave a message.
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Kremer and Elliott take Bass Fishing League tourney
By Loma Jablonski
Joseph Kremer of Osteen took
first.place in the boater division of
the two-day Big Fishing League
bass tournament (BFL) held last
Friday and Saturday at the Okee-
Tantie Marina. Kremer led the 95-
angler field after the first day of
competition with 20.11 lbs. of
Okeechobee largemouths. He
brought 21.13 lbs. to the scales at
the end of the second day of com-
petition for a two-day combined
weight of 42.08 lbs., blasting his
nearest competition out of the
water and securing the $5.460
first place prize.
Veteran angler Jim Medlin of
West Palm Beach finished in sec-
ond place with a two-day total of
28.15 lbs. After the first day of
competition Medlin carried four
fish weighing 8.09 lbs. to the
scales.' He came back strong on
the second day of competition
landing 20.06 lbs., vaulting him
into second place. He received a
check for $2,730 for his efforts.
Third place went to Curtis
Lewis, another angler from West
Palm Beach. Lewis had 19.11 lbs.
to his credit following the first day
of competition. He pulled in five
fish on Saturday, but they weighed
only 8.10 lbs., dropping him to
third place. He took home a check
for $1,820 for the two-day event.
Ken Fitton of Loxahatchee
took fourth place in the tourna-
ment with a two-day total of 23.14
lbs. He received a $1,274 check.
Fifth place went to Bobby
Lane of Lakeland. Lane brought
12.02 lbs. to the scale on Friday
and 10.12 lbs. on Saturday for a
total of 22.14 lbs., earning him
Other anglers who placed in
the money in the boater division
were: (6) Bryon Childers of
Coconut Creek (20.11 llbs.) -
$1,001; (7) James Conrad of Alva
(20.04 lbs.) -$910; (8) Danny
Hand of Vero Beach (19.05 lbs.) -
$819; (9) Sam Porter of Fort Myers
(17.15 lbs.) -$728; (10) Gary Dew
of Dania Beach (16.13 lbs.) -$637;
(11) Ronald Yentz of Ft. Laud-
erdale (16.09 lbs.) -$576; (12)
Robert Moore of Pinellas Park
(16.05 lbs.) -$528; (13) Adam
Markley of Cape Coral (15.05 lbs.)
-$510; (14) Gary Paul of Cape
Coral (14.12 lbs.) -$485; (15) Bob
Schield III of Fort Myers (14.10
lbs.) -$455; (16) Mark Rogers of
Naples (13:14 lbs.) -$437; (17)
George Green of Umatilla (12.12
lbs.) -$419; (18) Doug Vest of
Okeechobee (11.09 lbs.) -$400
and (19) Earl Ellerbee, Jr. of Lake
Placid (11.01 lbs.) -$382.
In the co-angler division Gene
Elliott of Palm Springs took first
place honors with a two-day total
of 19.11 lbs, earning him a $2,730
Jay Trudel of Boca Raton
pulled in 18.07 lbs. to secure sec-
ond place. He received a check
for $1,365. -
Third place went to Shannon
Pitts of Vero Beach. He took
home a check for $909 for his
16.05 lb. total catch.
Luke Campbell of Ft. Laud-
erdale won $637 for his fourth
place finish. He brought 15.08 lbs.
to the scales for the win.
Fifth place and a $546 went to
Mark Linn for his 14.06 lb. catch.
Other anglers who placed in
the money in the co-angler divi-
sion were: (6) Billy Coleman of
Holly Hill (13.13 lbs.) -$501; (7)
Skip Reed of Coral Springs (13.10
lbs.) -$455; (8) Tim Simko of Port
St. Lucie (12.12 lbs.) -$410; (9)
David Veale of Clewiston (11.13
lbs.) -$364; (10) Anthony Vala-
chovic of Coral Springs (10.13
lbs.) -$319; (11) Bruce Parson of
Clewiston (10.02 lbs.) -$288; (12)
Leroy Bauer of Port St. Lucie (9.15
lbs.) -$264; (13) Brad Fraser of
Vero Beach (9.10 lbs.) -$255; (14)
Brock Stanaland of Jupiter (9.06
lbs.) -$243; (15) Jason Jastrzems-
ki of West Palm Beach (8.14 lbs.) -
$228; (16) Lynn Clough of Jensen
Beach (8.12 lbs.) -$218; (17) Don
Watt of Okeechobee (8.03 lbs.) -
$209; (18) Mark brown of Arcadia
(7.12 lbs.) -$200 and (19) Steven
Smiley of Sarasota (6.14 lbs.) -
Joseph Kremer won the big
fish award in the boater division
with a 7.11 lb. bass. He received a
check for $712 for his efforts.
Tim Simko took the big fish
award in the non-boater division
with a 7.13 lb. beauty. He took
home a check for #356 for catch.
OG & CC weekly results
Sept. 26: First place-Max Sherry.
Second. place-Kenny Curran. Last
place-George Goudy. Closest to pin-.
(2) Earnie Whaley, (8) Ida Curtis, (11)
Don Heath and (17) Max Sherry,
Sept. 29: First place-Jim Shaffer.
Second place-Jack Forde. Last
place-Max Sherry. Closest to pin-(2)
Carol Plymesser, (8) Max Sherry, (11)
Max Sherry and (17) Jack Forde.
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Recreation Department will hold
an organizational meeting for their
fall softball leagues for adults on
Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., at
the Okeechobee Civic Center locat-
ed at 1750 Hwy. 98 N. This meeting
is for all interested managers, play-
ers and officials. Team fees will be
$350 for the men's league, plus $25
annual ISA fee. The fee for the
women's and co-ed leagues is
$300. To participate in these
leagues, team fees must be paid by
5 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 13. Games
are scheduled to begin the week of
Oct. 23. For information contact
the Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation Dept. at (863) 763-6950.
Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf arid Country
Club on Oct. 21 to help send Taek-
wondo students to national com-
petition. Last year's tournament\
helped send 34 students to the
Southeastern National Tourna-
ment in March, 2006 and all came
home with trophies. This year's
Nationals will be held in Houston,
Texas in March. 2007. The golf
totiJriafment will have an 8 a.m.
shotgun start. It is a'tour:person
scramble. The entry fee is $50 per
person which includes 18 holes of
golf and lunch following the com-
petition. 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.
Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-
lins Open Bass Tournament to ben-
efit "Our House", a non-profit pro-
gram serving children and their
families, will take place on Sunday,
Oct. 29, at the public boat ramp in
Clewiston. Entry fee is $120 per
two person team, and includes big
fish pot. Entries are accepted by
mail or at the Anglers Marina on
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1 until 5
p.m. For information contact Jim
*Pollock at (954) 695-6035 or Tim
Celesti at (954) 254-2612.
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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 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 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 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-
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eight-
een months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided; however, infants in
carriers are welcome. For details,
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of our
Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local dis-
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for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations Tfor their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently
seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances,, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are 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.
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BLUE HEELER- young female,
Call Evelyn Marcy at
(863)655-2179 for informa-
ELECTRIC DRILL- Found on
Ft. Denaud Rd. Call
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CROSS BOW Barnett Quad
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IPOD NANO, Lost at Brahman
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Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
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SUN CONURE, Orange & red
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A DRIVER NEEDED
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a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Advanced Water Technolo-
gies looking for full time ser-
vice tech/salt delivery. Drug
free work place. Apply at 80
SE 31st Lane or call
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Local construction company -
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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
Part time & full time.
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experience. Excellent communication skills.
2 years supervisory/management
experience. Flexible hours, FL driver's
license. Pay based on experience, with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477
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.
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The Seminole Tribe has opening
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diploma or GED equivalent.
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Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
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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,
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license is required within 60 days of hire, minimum of
1-3 years experience, and lives within 30 mile radius of
Wildlife Management Area.
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Position available, must have a 2 or 4 year
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computer and communication skills a plus.
Fax resume to (863)763-6169 or
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WINDOW UNIT, Maytag,
10,000 BTU, used 2 sea-
sons, $20. (863)675-1098
ANTIQUE BREAKFRONT- ma-
hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
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REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
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STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
UPRIGHT FREEZER almond
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
wide. $75. 863-697-9979
UPRIGHT FREEZER- Frigidaire
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
WASHER & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
LADIES BIKE, 26", excellent
RALEIGH, Mens 10 speed,
race style, excellent condi-
tion. $75 (856)358-8625
SCHWINN, 1970s Stingray,
with Schwinn tires, excellent
banana seat, good original
cond. $140 (856)358-8625
METAL BUILDING- 30'x30',
Never' used. $6450.
ROOF PANELS 4' wide,.3" in-
sulation inside, 38' long. (4)
can cut to size. $1800/all, will
elii epar.te 863-763-5011
Installation of Sthmt
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.lV. 24th
CRADLE SWING. Friner Price,
h r ne 1.70.
HATS, Stetson. $25
WESTERN BOOTS, Learner
Jujlin, ,ize i1. $25
COMPUTER DESK- 13rle w itn
dilu'i4,i1"e l i'i goodo (CO -
diliuni $50 orjr beil oler
(56t ,1 6.-0427
Computer. w'2 erir lowers.
hri & 1]jw, j ll run On t Win-
ddOWS 2000 150 or :ell
LAPTOP Dell Insoiror, 3500.
Peni,urm ,I. 38 mri, prices.
sor 128 mrrD rm. $s150.
SCANNER- UMA' Asira
1220S, All hardware. E..ira3
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257
QUEEN COMFORTER, 2
Shams, bed skirt, match,
sheets & pillow cases. $50.
BED- Queen size, With head-
board. Like new. $200.
BOYS BUNK BED- white, met-
al, mattresses, 2 set of lin-
ens $200 (863)467-4449
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
FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
FUTON STYLE bunk bed, fold
down couch w/mattress on
bottom, twin on top, blue,
GLASS TABLE TOP, Pier 1,
non-tempered 30" round &
1/2" thick, use for small table.
$35 firm. (863)467-5877
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
RECLINER, Rocker, blue, good
w/footstools, beige, exc.
cond., never used, $125 for
ROCKING CHAIRS- wooden,
$50 for both or will separate
(863)675-3944 La Belle
SLEEPER SOFA- Queen size,
light brown, Very good cond.
$150. neg (863)634-5095
SOFA, 92"; Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
AMMO type 223 Rem, 200
rounds clipd, $50/will divide.
Call Ross, 863-983-8661.
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
RIFLE, Thompson Center, 36
cal., as new, in box, uses
#11 percussion caps. $300
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $800. 357-5754
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, .30 ctw.
Will sacrifice at $400
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, 1/4 ctw.
$200 (863)634-9620 Okee-
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
SCOOTER, Electric, perfect
condition, used-very little, w/
charger & instructions, can de-
liver. $1250 (863)634-6491 -
CELL PHONE, NOKIA 5165
with charger, car charger,
booklet, works, $25. Call
EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi
Hollow body, Classic, $600
FAX FILM CARTRIDGES (2),
For Brothers, PC 201 & PC
301. $29.90 for both or will
GAS CYLINDER, 1001b., 1/3
full, 1 year old, $75 neg.
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1 brown, 1 white: Glass front,
glass shelves, good cond.
$50/both,will sep. 697-9979
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.
PIANO w/bench $100 or best
ACCORDION- 120 base but-
tons, 41 treble, 18.5" long,
19lbs, exc cond, $500
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
HAMMOND ORGAN upright,
blk. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
BOA 4'- with cage, $100
BOA CONSTRICTOR- 5', $100.
Firm (863)801-3622 or
Catahula Leopard Hound
Pups, 2 td 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- 1Ox10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
DOVES (13), $75 for all or will
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 gal
FISH AQUARIUM- 75 gal
w/stand & accessories $150
FISH AQUARIUM- Executive
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base, filters, etc $900
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS PUPS-
AKC, Ready 10/2, Health
cert., Wormed, 1st shots.
PUPPIES, Boxer/American Pit
Bull Mix, 6 weeks old. $100"
TURKEYS- Bourbon Red
breeding pair Turkeys. $30.
Firm. (863)801-3622 or
COMPOUND BOW, Jennings
Uni-tech XLR, 70 Ib 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
POOL TABLE Imperal Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
SELF CLIMBING TREE STAND
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
FOSTEX 24 CHANNEL DIGI-
TAL stereo recorder. Built in
CD burner. $800.
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
HD PROJ TV- 55" asking $500
or best offer (863)983-5364
Color TV, good cond. $75 or
best offer. 863-635-0079
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.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FORD 3000 TRACTOR Runs
good, $4800 Negotiable.
HITCH BAR 3 POINT- with ad-
justable bar, $50 or best of-
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
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
GERMAN WESTFALEN- Warm
blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
Junior Western Saddle, Pro-
fessional Line, Saddle King,
Ozark leather, handcrafted,
MARE Quarterhorse, 4 yrs:,
green broke, needs good
Call Sharon in Labelle area
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, grpt horse.ri
$ 1 5 0 0 (8 6 3 )7 6 3 -6 2 2 0 .. ..
I can deliver & install
Call Cody Williams
MOWER DECKS, 2 38" wide,
$60. Call (863)532-9182.
RIDING MOWER- 8hp Snap-
per, very good cond., w/bag-
ger, $550 (863)675-0247
PONY TAIL 5FT Palm, huge
pot, very healthy, 10yrs old,
$125 or best offer
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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 mi. N of Okeechobee.
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,
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
NEW HOMEE- 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $11c00/mth Call
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
13.95/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
OKEECHOBEE- brand new 3/2
+ Bonus room, deluxe inted-
or, Avail immediately,
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, Ig. lot, $1000
mo. + util., 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. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
SMALL HOME 1BR/2BA, FL
room, partial furn., quiet
863-357-1197 or 763-7282
TAYLOR CREEK- 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F., furnished. Lake ac-
cess w/dock. $1,000/mo.
TAYLOR CREEK- 3BR/2BA
2100 S.F., lake access
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
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 w/est.
routes. Terms avail. Call David
at H&HSvcs. 863-634-1867
REMODELED: 1 BR/1 BA
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
RIDGEMANOR- 1.14 acres,
oak trees, 1 lot off of paved
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK CENTURY- '95, 4 new
tires & battery. $1200.
BUICK LESABRE '98
Runs good, a/c, $2500 or best
Buick Roadmaster, '93, ps,
pb, ABS, cruise control, new
tires, brakes & rotors,
$2200 neg. (863)674-0007
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500. 863-673-6266
CAMARO RS '99, Convertible,
runs, needs exhaust/brake
work & new top. $3500 book,
$2400 neg. (863)673-3513
BEST DEAL in OKEECHOBEE
Owner Finance. 7 Lemon St.
D/W on canal to Lake Okee
Your own boat ramp! 2BR/2BA
w/garage. FL Rm. or poss. 3rd
BR or office. $178K/$15K
down/6.75% int./$1060 mo.
No Credit Check/No Closing $
MOBILE HOME, 12x36,
w/10x30 Fla. room, c/a &
heat, 12x24 carport, new
kit., in adult park, low lot
rent, $17,500 neg. Must
See! (863)532-9224 Mike
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
Jet SMdis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Mariner motor & trailer $650
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat
Bottom w/new trolling motor
& oars, 2 cush. seats $325
will sep. 863-509-3260
GRIZZLY 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-
tle, $500. (863)946-0912
RV LOT SITES FOR LEASE
Lake Okeechobee by Kissimee
River. Annual fee only $1995.
Call Marc at (863)467-1833
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
S(863)357-1784 : or
WAVE RUNNER- Yamaha, '91,
Low hours, Trailer included.
BOAT MOTOR, 20hp Mercury
jet motor, used on Zodiac or
flat bottom boat, runs good.
FISHING OUT RIGGERS- 15'
aluminum & S/S. $100
(863)675-7391 after 6pm
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1700 (863)675-0162
HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $1500 Call Don
SUZUKI GS55OL, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.
HONDA RANCHER, '2005,
Low hours. Great Christmas
FOUR WINDS '96, 36' with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bldg. included. In Palm Dale,
FL $8,000. (419)747-2923
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial "fucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call
Unfurnished Studio Apt (In
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA on
1 acre, in ground pool, private
setting, $1250/mo. + 1st, last
& sec. Possible rent to own for
qualified buyer. Call Ellen
3/1.5 Ranch house, 1k S.F.,
Close to county bldgs/hosp.
LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451
MOBILE HOME 1BR/18A
Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded.$650 includes
some until. (863)634-3451
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br, 2ba,
$700. mo. + 1st, last & sec.
No pets (863)763-6232
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br,
1ba, furnished, boat dock,
adults only, no pets. $800/mo.
Ist & last. (321)777-1376
,VALVE MACHINE Black &
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
diesel. $2K. 863-805-8769
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
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
Ful ime 02705^
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
YOGI BUSH HOG
10 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 3, 2006
CHEVY CAVALIER- '91, $600.
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2
door, Good cond., Runs,
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89, Sta-
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
FORD ESCORT WAGON '97-
5spd, good cond., needs 02
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.
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
HONDA DESOL '94- white,
MERC GRAND MARQUIS '01-
loaded, 35K, exc cond.
MERCURY COUGAR 1989,
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600. (863)634-2812
MERCURY COUGAR, '95, U-6,
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000. Or
*best offer. (863)634-4579.
MERCURY SABLE- '89, 3.0
motor. Needs transmission.
Excellent parts car. $75. or
best offer. (863)763-0967
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $2000 or
best offer. (863)763-7458
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900. Or best offer.
How do you find a Job In
market? In the employ-
ment section ol the clas-
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.
GOLF CART 4 whl, w/battery
charger, runs & looks great.
$800 firm. 863-697-2631 or
CADILLAC 500 MOTOR, $850
CHROME RIMS, brand new,
18x7.5, 5 lug, only asking
DODGE RUNNING GEAR, 1
ton, Dana 60-70, 456 gears.
$1300 (561)719-9391 after
FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers
side, good cond. white,
FORD F600 4 DR. DUMP
Truck, '77. Motor stuck since
FRONT BUMPER Boss Hawg
replacement, fits 03-C
Dodge 2500/3500 HD,
I Pbic Notice
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
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
SPARE TIRE- For Ford F150
P235/75R/15. Less than 50
miles. $50. (863)509-3260
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 '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 or best offer.
CHEVY S-10, '87, V8 conver-
sion, overdrive, a/c, runs
very good. $2500.
DODGE 2500 SLT '01- Ext
cab., long bed, recessed ball
hitch, tow pkg, runs great,
cold air, 73K ml., $11,900
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,
$900 or best offer.
FORD F150 LARIAT'90
V8, auto, P/S, P/W, needs
paint. Runs great $1200.
FORD F250, '80, motor runs,
Body good-shape. Needs
new auto. trans. $600. or
best offer. (863)673-5058
FORD F350 '84 4 dr., 4X4,
460 V8, Edelbrock, new pwr.
king tires, needs paint & muf-
FORD F350, '84, Diesel, 4
FORD F350 '90 cab & chas-
sey w/22k mls., 7.3 Itr. die-
sel, auto, a/c, runs great.
$3500. 863-357-2792 or
Find Itf aster. Se It soon-
er In the classlfleds
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
4 cyl, standard, cold a/c,
$1200 Negot 863-763-4149
GMC SIERRA S15 '89, Good
trans., engine blown, excel-
lent body. $500 or best offer.
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
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REQUESTFORBIDS RFB) 600000029/C732
KISSIMMEE FIELD STATION PHASE I MICROWAVETOWER & SITE PREPARA-
TION, OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd., Went Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for KIssimmee Field Station, Phase I Microwave Tower & Site Preparation,
Oscatsla County, FL on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at
which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Project Involves
site clearing & grubbing, grading, site drainage, erosion ctrol, reinforced con-
crete fenedations, microwave telemetMy tower, precasatpre-ab microwave shelter
w/stand-by generator & HVAC, grounding, electrical, 1,000 gallon underground
LP gas fuel facility, site uitites, aggregate surfacing, security fencing & signage.
An OPIONAL pro-bid conference will be held on Thursdaiy, October 12,2006 at
10:30 a.m. at SFWMD Kissimmee RField Station, 80 Sout Hoagland Blvd., KIs-
simmee, FL 34741. For directions call (407) 846-5226. Site visit will Immetdl-
All bids must conform to the instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete R by downloading It for free
at ws o) purchasing a set for $54.00 at the aoeve address, by calling
(561) 682-631, r by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the stat of this so-
Icitation can be obtained at our web site -www.sfwmd.gov.
166346 ON 10/3/06
REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000028/IB40
ECKERD YOUTH CENTER ISOLATED WETLAND RESTORATION,
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
tor Ecreld Youth Center Isolated Wtland Restoration, Obeechobee Couty, FL
on Tuesday, October 31, 200 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted
bids will be opened and publicly read. Work consists of restoration of a 92 acre
cypress wetland to improve water quality by increasing phosphorus removal from
water that discharges from the site; Includlog Installing automated pump, berm
construction & repair. An OPTIONAL pre-bld conference will be held en uesday,
October 17, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center, 205
North Parrott Ave., Suite 201, Okeechobee, FL 34972. For directions, call
(063) 462-5260. Site lisit wlllmmedaolely follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtn a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it tor free
at purchasing a set for $12.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 060-472-5290. The
public Is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
citatlon can be obtained at our web sile- www.stwmd.gov.
166225 ON 10/3CGS10/5/06
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 encour-
ages citizens with concerns to take this opportunity to attend. For infor-
mation, 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-
ham01 @adelphia.net 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 (772) 770-4811.
Hospital hosting free program
The American 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 Fri-
day, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship
opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the Hamrick
Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sat-
urday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W
Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is payable by
check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP
insurance to be eligible for the class. Check with your auto insurance
agent for your three-year discount after you have received your certificate
'from the class. Contact Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information.
Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D., will
sponsor free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m.
until noon, at 301 N.E. 19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be served.
Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby items such as, furni-
ture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and anything
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to bene-
fit infants and pregnant women in the community. For information, call
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.
Thrivent planning Oktoberfest event
Thrivent will hold their 16th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 28,
at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. Tickets
are $5 each for the meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked beans, German
potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Dinners will be served from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-5042.
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations to
join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in con-
junction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offer-
ing a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween
Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park downtown and it will
be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth, prizes or make a monetary
donation, call (863) 467-6246.
FCHC hosting craft sale
Florida Community Health. Centers, Inc., 1100 'N. Parrott Ave., will
hold a craft and rummage sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds
benefit the annual Night with Santa project. Admission for adults is $1.
Admission is free to FCHC patients with an FCHC identification card.
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
NA meetings are scheduled
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing 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
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. 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 .ww.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.
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, 2.101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available
.at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.
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 fundrais-
er will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
.gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
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games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Church offers religious education classes Sheila at (863) 462-5-180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering reli-. -down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian This is afree service to seniors age 60 and over.
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted, Classes for children in
grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from
11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish:office at
(863) 763-3727. ...
Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at
9:30 a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult
class will be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releasing
a person's potential and is essential for physical and emotional health.
For 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 inter-
net 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 par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift.
This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You
must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No child
care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are 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 -igh 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.
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; Marion
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 pro-
vide 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
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or, days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. If you would like more information on this or set an appointment
for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.