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EMT solicitation
is telephone scam
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by area
residents that a group called
Florida EMTs & Paramedics is
soliciting money over the tele-
This is not a local organiza-
tion, and could possibly be
based in Canada.
Callers are asking for dona-
tions supposedly to be used
for training and equipment.
If contacted by the group,
da not donate money.


Smiley named
athlete of the month
Kelley Smiley has been
selected as the Publix Super
Market/Okeechobee News
female Athlete of the Month
for August. She was selected
for her outstanding contribu-
tion to the Lady Brahman vol-
leyball team.
Ms. Smiley averaged 11
kills and 10 digs over five
August matches. She led the
Lady Brahmans to a 5-0
record, a number one state
ranking and a win over the
Martin County Lady Tigers for
the first time in 16 years. She
was also instrumental in the
team victories over John Car-
roll and South Fork teams, the
Lady Brahmans have strug-
gled against in recent years.
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Drought Index
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Obituaries .........3
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Physical education: Having funl at the pool.

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Students in South Elementary School's Coach Shlabach's physical education class are
enjoying their time in the pool. The following students are fifth graders in Mrs. King's
class, (front row, left to right) Travates Smith, Michelle Garcia, Brianna Nunez, and Brie
Ihle, (back row, left to right) Tequiria Harper and Stormy Stokes.

City approves

move to join

-League of Cities

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil members gathered in the
council chambers to discuss a
resolution regarding the cre-
ation and participation in the
Treasure Coast League of
Cities, which could help.
advance the city's interests.
Council members also dis-
cussed: an ordinance regard-
ing a future land use map
.amendrnent; the urionco-
tracts of the city fire and police
departments; the opening of
the Farmer's Market in Flagler
Park; and, 2005-06 budget
Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford addressed the board con-

cerning the Treasure Coast
League of Cities and said he
had received from the Tom
Cadden, the mayor of Indian
River Shores.
Okeechobee's former city
administrator. Robert Brad-
shaw is the current administra-
tor for Indian River Shores.
Mayor Cadden asked that
Okeechobee create a resolu-
tion to support the formation
of the Treasure Coast League
of Cities which would involve
qualified cities in Okeechobee,
ndirian Ruier, Marlin and St.
Lucie counties.
This cooperation between
the cities in.these four counties
will provide each county with
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Students from South Elementary School's fifth grade Mrs. King's class are participating
in swimming during physical education with Coach Schlabach. They are waiting for
kickboards to use during free time.

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Swimming basics
South Elementary School students were at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex Swimming Pool this
week for swimming lessons. Coach Marshall Schlabach
helped third grader James Bell with swimming skills. For
more photos, see

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Floridians must register to vote by October 10

TALLASSEE The November
general election is less than 6
weeks away but Floridians still
have time to register to vote. To
participate in the November 7
general election Floridians must
register to vote by Tuesday, Octo-
ber 10. To increase voter partici-
pation this year, the Secretary of
State joined with the Florida State
Association of Supervisors of
Elections in a public awareness
campaign. The campaign, "Get

Out The Vote," has been effective
in registering over 21,000 new
voters in Florida. As of August 7,
2006, there were 10,429,566 regis-
tered voters.
Voter registration applications
are available online at http://elec-, at Supervisor
of Elections offices and through a
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles office. Com-
pleted applications must be post-
marked or hand-delivered to any

Supervisor of Elections office, any
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles office or to the
Department of State by Tuesday,
October 10.. Citizens should have
a current address and signature
on file with their Supervisor of
Elections prior to voting.
To register to vote, applicants
Be a citizen of the United
States of America
Be a Florida resident

Be 18 years old (17-year-olds
may pre-register)
Not now be adjudicated
mentally incapacitated with
respect to voting in Florida or any
other state
And not have been convict-
ed of a felony without their civil
rights having been restored.
For more information on voter
registration, visit the Division of
Elections online at http://elec-

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Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and
Butterfly Haven, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, will hold an open
house on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is
$5; and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes
a tour, finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for
those who wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the
Auxiliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of
men and women who actively support recreational boating safety
and other Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support
to sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications,
administration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or
search and rescue.
For information, call (863) 763-0165.

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community,
the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption cer-
tificates for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use,
these tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural

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

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support and foster action to meet
common needs and goals, pro-
vide assistance to individual
municipalities, and to represent
the treasure coast region to the
State LeagueLeague of Cities, the legisla-
ture, state agencies, the office of
the governor and the cabinet.
This will promote good munic-
ipal government throughout each
city in the treasure coast region,
including the City of Okeechobee.
Similar leagues are present
within neighboring areas such as
the Palm Beach County League of
Cities and Suncoast League of
Cities. The majority of the state of
Florida is represented through
these leagues of cities which
allows them to collectively protect
and advance the interests of the
municipalities, study municipal
issues, seek desired results
through cooperative efforts,
encourage and facilitate coopera-
tion and consensus on building
and providing a network among

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elected officials to speak in one
voice to provide advocacy to their
collective area.
Council members perceive
this formation to be a positive
move for the future of the City of
Okeechobee due to the current
rates of development within the
city and the county.
The council then went on to
approve an ordinance involving a
future land use map amendment
by property owners Wes Harvin
Sr. and Kay Harvin and Wes
Harvin Jr. The amendment deals
with property located at 306 N.W
Fourth St., which is south of the
Okeechobee County Courthouse.
The property is currently
zoned commercial professional
office, but the future land use is
zoned residential single family.
This ordinance will change the
future land use to allow the
Harvin's to locate Harvin, Harvin
& Pinnock, LLP law offices within
the existing building, which is
consistent with the neighboring
businesses within the judicial
area of the county courthouse.
The fire union contract was
approved with minimal changes

from the 2005-06 year contract.
The firefighters will receive the
same 5 percent pay increase that
was extended to all city employ-
ees in addition to the regular 1.5-
percent longevity step.
Firefighters that, are Fire
Inspector One Certified (FIOC)
will receive $1 additional per hour
worked to fulfill the daily func-
tions of the shift officer at the sta-
tion when designated by the
chief. This step up pay will only be
available when the following
items are applicable: the absence
is not caused by any type of shift
exchange or swap-time; and, the
absences will be for a minimum
of eight consecutive hours.
As it is stated within the con-
tract, "It is understood, there will
be times that a firefighter will ful-
fill the daily functions of the
absent officer, without additional
. A firefighter without FIOC will
receive $.50 per hour additional
for hours when covering for the
shift officer.
The police union presented a
letter of understanding to the
council to forego negotiations for

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the present contract and accept
the 5 percent pay increase with a
1.5-percent longevity step as well.
In an unrelated matter, the
council approved the Okee-
chobee Mainstreet's application
for the use of the park for the
Farmer's Market, which will begin
Thursday, Nov. 2, and continue
every Thursday through April
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Items such as fresh vegetables,
honey, fresh seafood, fresh
squeezed orange juice and a vari-
ety of other items will be offered
for sale. Main Street Inc. is looking
into adding additional things to
the Thursday gatherings such as
live entertainment.
For more information, contact
Maureen Burroughs at 357-MAIN.
In other new business, the
council approved adjustments to
the actual expenditures of the
city's 2005-06 budget which creat-
ed a surplus of $80,253.
The next council meeting will
be on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m.
in their chambers at City Hall, 55
S.E. Third Ave.


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Hospice dinner
Hospice of Okeechobee board members (left to right) Marie Gulbreth, Sherry Enfinger, San-
dra Pearce, Tina Clemons and Linda Durrance look over boots for the Hospice Boots &
Pearls dinner and dance to be held on Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Convention Center. The
event will start at 7 p.m. Dinner will be prepared by many of our local restaurants with music
by The Chase. Tickets can be purchased at the following businesses: Eli's Western Wear,
Okeechobee Livestock Market and Gilbert Chevrolet. If you would like to purchase a table
seating eight, call Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-2984 or Tina Clemons at (863) 467-6242.


Rosella (Rosie)
Rosella (Rosie) Anderson, for-
*merly of Okeechobee, passed to be
with her Lord on Oct. 1,2006.
After gradu-
ating from
Cuyahoga Falls
High School in
Ohio, she went
to work for the
B.F. Goodrich
Co. She retired
from there after
39 years of serv-
ice and moved Rosella
to Florida. Anderson
There she mar-
ried William (Bill) Anderson: They
were both avid golfers and mem-
bers of The Okeechobee Country
Club for many years. They also
'loved fishing on Lake Okeechobee
for specks.
She is preceded in death by: her
husband, Bill Anderson.
She was the beloved sister of
'Ruth Woy of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio,
and Lois Fanelly of Fort Pierce. In
addition, she is survived by her:
,step-daughters, Rosalie (Ed)
Brookover of Millerport, Ohio, Katy
'(Glen) Koerber of Payden City, W.
Va., and Mabel Law of New Mar-
tinsville, W Va. Also she leaves
nieces Paula Keetor of Cumming,
Ga., Pamela Lavoie of Fort Pierce,
Nancy Carrier of Akron, Ohio, and
Marsha Brady of Barberton, Ohio;
and, step-grandchildren. \
After a lengthy illness, she is

finally at peace. She will be greatly
missed by all.
Visitation will take place from
10 until 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7,
2006, at the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-
Services will follow at 11 a.m.
Entombment will be at Evergreen
Cemetery. Brother David Burney
and Craig Bridgers will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Hospice of St. Lucie
County, 2500 Virginia Ave., Suite
202, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34981.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Peggy Peacock
PeggyPeacock, age 71, of Okee-
chobee, died Oct. 3, 2006, at
Raulerson Hospital.
Mrs. Peacock was born June 30,
1935, in Arcadia to Alton. Henry
and Allie Ford. She was a home-
maker and member of the North
Okeechobee Church of God hav-
ing come to Okeechobee from
Arcadia in 1963. Mrs. Peacock
loved to cook, bake, crochet, and
work in the yard.
Mrs. Peacock was preceded in
death by: her husband, Thomas
Peacock in 2001.
She is survived by: her son,
Richard A. Peacock, Sr. of Okee-
chobee; daughter, Brenda J.
(Lewis) Norman of Okeechobee;
two granddaughters, Jessica Nor-
man and Megan (Amry III) Bul-

lock, both of Okeechobee; grand-
son, Richard A. Peacock, Jr. of
Okeechobee; two great- grand-
daughters, Harli S. Slone and Sum-
mer L. Bullock; four sisters, Alberta
Holder, Helen Bennett, Joann Issic,
all of Arcadia, and Henrietta Young
of Saint Petersburg; and, one
brother, Henry A. Ford of Arcadia.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Clhapel.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m., Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at North
Okeechobee Church of God.
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery. Pastor Don Leon
of North Okeechobee Church of
God will officiate.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Albert Arthur Hawk, Sr.
Albert Arthur Hawk, Sr., age 72, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 3, 2006, at
Raulerson Hospital.
Mr. Hawk was born Aug. 10,
1934, in Aucilla, to Henry and
Agnes Hawk. He was a retired
shrimp boat captain. He also
worked as a mechanic for Gilbert
Chevrolet for more than 10 years.
He owned a Sunoco filling station
for many years on U.S. 441, in
Okeechobee. Mr. Hawk was an
avid fisherman and hunter.

Mr. Hawk was preceded in
death by: his father, Henry Julian
Hawk; his brother, Richard Hawk;
and, stepfather, "
Earl Snyder.
He is sur-
vived by: his
children, Albert :
A. (Diana)
Hawk, Jr. of J
Long Island, T
N.Y., Charles '
(Sarah) Hawk
of Okee- Albert
chobee, and Hawk, Sr.
Janet Gross of
Virginia; nine grandchildren; two
great- grandchildren; mother,
Agnes Snyder of Okeechobee;
brothers, Wallace (Faith) Hawk of
Okeechobee, Bernie (Fern) Hawk
of Shreveport, La., Dwight (Tina)
Hawk of Purvis, Miss., Norman
Hawk of Okeechobee; and, sisters,
Margaret Foy and Mary Hawk, both
of Okeechobee.
Memorial services will be held
at 6 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at
Okeechobee Church of God with
Pastor Al Padgett of Basinger
Church of God officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Basinger Church
of God, 16050 U.S. Hwy. 98, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34972.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.

New stamps feature

plants, wildlife of

Florida Everglades

NAPLES The United States
Postal Service is releasing a com-
memorative stamp series that fea-
tures plants and wildlife of the
Florida Everglades.
The stamps will be available
nationally on Thursday,.
The Nature of America: South-
ern Florida Wetland stamp sheet,
designed by Hawaiian artist John
D. Dawson, features 21 plants and
animals that live in the Ever-
glades, including orchids, a Flori-
da panther and a great egret. The
'10 stamp sheet was unveiled at
the Naples Zoo on Wednesday.

Other 2006 commemorative
stamp series have featured comic
book heroes, American motorcy-
cles and Academy Award-win-
ning actress Hattie McDaniel.
The new commemorative
stamps aren't worth more than
regular stamps, but they are pop-
ular with collectors, said Hal
Williams, president of the Collier
County Stamp Club.
"People collect all kinds of
things," he said. "They'll. collect
bottle caps. They'll collect leaves
off trees. It's just a hobby."

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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
SEX OFFENDERS: This is in regard to those people who have been
calling in and talking about sexual offenders. Yes, sexual offenders are
a big threat. They have done a lot of awful things to kids in the past, or
may have. Of all the sex offenders in Okeechobee County, how many
of them were children from Okeechobee? Zero. In Okeechobee Coun-
ty how many of the offenders abducted somebody's child and sexually
abused them? Zero. What about the double murder case in Okee-
chobee County that's nowhere in the paper. You don't hear about
that in the paper so why are you publicizing the sex offenders? I'm not
taking up for them by any means. My friend is a sex offender. His case
is totally unfair. You don't talk about drug dealers selling drugs to your
kids. You don't talk about murders. Your neighbor could be a murder-
er. Somebody shot somebody in the face for no reason and got sent to
prison for years but you don't write about him in the paper. But men-
tion sex offenders and the world comes to an end. So people just need
to grow up and move on with their lives and stop worrying about
somebody's past. Give them a chance in the present.

DON'T JUDGE: I am a sex offender calling in regarding to all the
articles I've seen in the paper. I have two kids under the age of 5.1 I did
something that was very awful and I admit it. I regret it every day of my
life. I lost the respect of my family because of what I did. Fortunately, I
am still allowed to be around my kids. I wake up every morning six
days a week and go to work and I come home at night. I pay my bills.
My kids are my life. Don't judge us by.the mistakes we made every day
of our lives for the rest of our lives. I am a great father to my kids and
they love me very much. Please stop calling Speak Out and making us
out to be bad. Yes, what we did is wrong. It is a very bad thing that we
did. Butwe have gone on with our lives.

INAPPROPRIATE ACTION: Two years ago I had a DUI and I would
like them to erase that from my record because I was an alcoholic at
the time and alcohol caused me to have an inappropriate action -
you know, like Mark Foley.

COOT RESCUE: There was a baby coot that had gotten line and fish
hook in its mouth and it was hung up in the weeds. I called Animal
Rescue and they actually came out. The lady borrowed a boat from
somebody and rescued the little thing and I want to praise Animal
Control. The lady from Animal Control was wonderful. This isn't the
first time she has helped me, and I just wanted that to be known.

YAK, YAK, YAK: I was reading in the paper about these women that
are talking about these sex offenders. They're not all bad. They have
done their time and they are trying to do good. Some of them aren't -
that's for sure. But I get tired of reading that in the paper and picking on
all these fellows who are trying to get a different life. All they do is yak,
yak, yak and I'm getting tired of reading about it.

ARK FOLEY: I'd like to know how come they haven't arrested Mark
Foley yet. That's not right. And all those people up in Washington who
knew it was going on last year and the year before, they ought to be
kicked out of Congress or whatever they're in. Everyone of them ought
to be gone, too.

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Community Events

Fair association will meet
A membership meeting of the Okeechobee County Fair Asso-
ciation will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at the extension
office, 458 U.S. 98 N. All interested persons are welcomed.

Chamber will resume gun classes
The Gun Handling and Safety Class will resume Thursday, Oct.
12, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. The
class will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 14, to go to the shooting range. For information, call the
Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.

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

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Upcoming Events

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) 467-
Family Histoly Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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 Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
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 (863) 467-
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 (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and4$6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795. .
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she
has stopped-using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker
and also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge, Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For
information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow
a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)

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

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at
noon at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their
guests are invited. Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.

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Community Events

4-H starts miniature horse club
A new 4-H Miniature Horse Club will hold its first meeting
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98.
All interested parties age 8 and up are welcome. For information,
call Dawn Robbins at (863) 763-6469.
Hospice hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold yard sales
on Friday, Oct. 6, Saturday, Oct. 7, and Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Bank hosts benefit bake sale
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale Friday, Oct. 6, at its
1409 S. Parrott Ave. and 500 N. Parrott Ave. branches. The sale
starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Soci-
ety's Making Strides against Breast Cancer. On sale will be home-
baked pies, cookies, muffins and cakes. For information, contact
Sonia Downie at (863) 467-4663.
Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Oct. 6, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Carolyn Jones will
give a presentation entitled creative memories speed tools which
will aid scrappers in designing their scrapbook pages, borders and
hand-made cards. She will also be available to assist you with your
scrapbooking questions and needs. Refreshments will be served
and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which
you are currently working. For information, call Carolyn at (863)
634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment committee
will meet Friday, Oct. 6, from noon until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. For information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or
Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown bag lunch meeting.
TV star to speak at local conference
Kirk Cameron, star of "Growing Pains" and the "Left Behind
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., as
one of the speakers of the Worldview Weekend Conference. Ray
Comfort, Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse will
also speak. The conference is Friday, Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m.
and again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The
cost is $35 for both days. Everyone 11 years old and up is invited.
The conference comes highly recommended from Josh McDow-
ell, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many others. Come
learn about worldview. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-
3525; or, visit
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, Opt. 7, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of 8
a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and
the first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be
awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until
8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served.,Lunch will be provided
during the awards presentations, For information on sponsorships
and team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at
(863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Okee-
Local health fair scheduled
A health fair to aid the community of Okeechobee will be held
at the complex of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Several health-service
institutions in Okeechobee will be participating and offering health
education and direct health services.
Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Oct. 9,
at the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W.N. Park St.,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Dou-
glas. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
Audubon Society meeting is slated
The Hendry/Glades Audubon Society will meet Monday, Oct. 9,
at 7 p.m. in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' office in Clewiston,
5254 Ridgelawn Road. The meeting is open to Audubon members
from Okeechobee, Hendry and Glades counties and their guests.
The program will consist of an update on the South Florida Water
Management District's roles in Lake Okeechobee. For information
contact Steve Buczynski at (863) 902-0856 or Margaret England at
(863) 674-0695; or, at
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.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This change is due to air conditioning
problems at the church where the meeting is. normally held. ir
information, contact Val Marone at (863) 464-0040.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold a first aid class on Thursday,
Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Oct. 10,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and an infant and child CPR class on Saturday,
Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.
Sheriff to address Chamber members
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce general membership
luncheon will be held Oct. 11 at noon at Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker will be Okeechobee Sheriff
Paul May who will speak about the various facets and capabilities
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.
Airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., on Thursday, Oct.
12, at 6 p.m. Agenda items include discussion of plans for the
Speckled Perch Festival.


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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 5, 2006

In the Military

Local airman graduates
from basic training
Air Force Airman Caleb S.
Christian has graduated from
basic military training at Lack-
land Air Force Base in San Anto-
nio, Texas.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization,
and military customs and cour-
tesies; performed drill and cere-
mony marches and received

physical training, rifle marks-
manship, field training exercis-
es and special training in
human relations.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate
degree through the community
college of the Air Force.
Airman Christian, a 2006
graduate of Okeechobee High
School, is the son of Caleb
Christian of Okeechobee.

Communities get grants to

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Airman Caleb S. Christian

Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Second
St. The Post phone number is
(863) 763-2950.
The Post is putting together
a list, of Okeechobee men and
women who are on active duty
and currently serving in all
branches of military service,
National Guard and Reserve
units. Please call the Post at
(863) 763-2950 and ask for Com-
mander Dan Fennell. Or, send a
note listing the branch of serv-
ice, name, rank and unit number
to: American Legion Post #64,
501 S.E. Second St., Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34974.
The Post will temporarily
change their hours of operation
to .Sunday, Monday Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
from 1 until 8 p.m.; and Wednes-
day from noon until 8 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 1 until
3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and
margaritas served from noon
until 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sun-
day from 1 until 8 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NASCAR on big screen
TV. Sausage, hot dogs, pizza and
$1 draft beer will be offered.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday nights beginning at
6 p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6::30 p.m. Doors open t' p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment
from 3 until 7 p.m.

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

Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the Aeries for other
events at (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7

p.m. First and third will be the
regular meeting starting at 8
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be available at 6p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo
from 2 p.m. until ?

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

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

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will
be served starting at 6 p.m. Call
for the menu. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Moose
Lodge meeting at 8 p.m. All
members should plan to attend.
Tuesday, Oct. 24: Moose
enrollment meeting at 8 p.m. All
prospective members should
Saturday, Oct. 28: W.O.T.M.
dinner of bratwurst and kraut
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Hal-
loween costume party with
prizes to follow at 8 p.m. Also,
karaoke at 8 p.m.

Moose Family Center
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is
the second and fourth Wednes-
day at 7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at
7:30 p.m.
Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting
on the first Tuesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month
at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday
at 1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on
Sunday from 3 p.m. until ?, with
Turkey Shoot on the first
Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423

is located at 300 N.W. 34 St.
Events are seasonal, contact the
Post at (863) 763-0818 for infor-
mation or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl.
34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Food will be available. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m,, and
will be followed by karaoke from
6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and ladies
auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is
striving for 100 percent. For
information, contact the quarter-
master at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882.. Post opens at
noon, Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
Every Thursday is bar bingo"
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
e Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is. on the
fourth Saturday.
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food,
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings
and parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at
(863) 610-6659, or Keith at (863)

County in the Panhandle will get
$275,000 to connect Air Force
research labs to local water service
and 13 other projects around the
state will get state money to help
solidify ties to the military that
could help keep projects in the
Gov. Jeb Bush announced
more than $4 million in grants
Tuesday, ranging from a buoy proj-
ect for Key West to money for land
use projects in the far western Pan-
handle near several military facili-
"The defense infrastructure
grant program allows us to support
our defense-related assets and their
host communities by investing in
important infrastructure improve-
ments," Bush said in a statement
announcing the grants. "This pro-
gram is just one way our state con-
tributes to the preparedness, effi-
ciency, and overall mission of our

nation's armed forces."
It also helps ensure the military
keeps its interest in the state. When
the military decides where to put
projects and when officials
begin looking at base closure pos-
sibilities local community sup-
port for the installation are factors.
Florida has 21 military installa-
tions and three unified commands
-which are headquarters for mili-
tary command of an entire region
of the globe.
State officials say defense
spending in the state accounts for
714,000 jobs and more than $44
billion in annual spending.
Other projects funded by the
grants announced Tuesday includ-
$175,000 for the city of Jack-
sonville for wastewater reuse
$150,000 for the city of Key
West for buoys to mark safety
zones around target areas off Flem-

ing Key.
$100,000 to the city of Key
West for Truman Waterfront mas-
ter planning.
$460,000 to the city of Tampa
for unspecified land acquisition.
$500,000 to Clay County for a
training center.
$210,000 for a land use study
at Avon Park Air Force range in
Highlands County.
$520,000 for upgrades at
Homestead Air Force Reserve Base
south of Miami
$350,000 for buffering at a
range in Okaloosa County
$378,500 the Orange City
R&D Authority
$500,000 for density reduc-
tion in the Pensacola area
$500,000 for land acquisition
in Santa Rosa County
. $160,000 for study of Naval
Ordnance Test facilities in the
Space Coast area

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_A l AA Smiley selected as female athlete of month

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Darlene Bass
The Brahman rodeo team has 21 members this season. They are (bottom row, left to right)
Stephanie Spearman and Jacoby Johns; (middle row, left to right) Shelby Carden, Chelsea
McNabb, Seth Randolph, Logan Coker, Sydney Barber, Newt Mattson, Olivia Delburn and
Trey Cofield; (top row, left to right) Jessie Cofield, Maci Culligan, Breanne Lee, Jessica,
Ziglar, Justina Stokes, JR Gomez, Chasey Bass and Logan Perry. Not pictured are Chris
Davis, Kayla David and Nick. Mazzilli.

Brahman rodeo team starts new season

The Brahman rodeo team has
started its new season. This year
the team consists of 21 mem-
bers. They are: seniors-Olivia
Delburn and Logan Perry; jun-
iors-Chasey Bass, Logan Coker,
Chris Davis, Newt Mattson, Nick
Mazzilli and Jessica Ziglar; soph-
omores-Sidney Barber, Trey
Cofield, JR Gomez, Jacoby
Johns, Seth Randolph, Breanne
Lee, Stephanie Spearman and
Justina Stokes and freshmen-
Shelby Carden, Jessie Cofield,
Maci Culligan, Kayla Davis and
Chelsea McNabb.
The new team, along with
over, 100 other athletes state-
wide, traveled to Kissimmee on
Sept. 9 and 10 to compete in a
two-day rodeo. This rodeo
counted as two separate rodeos.
The first day started off with a
mandatory state meeting with all
of the members to go over rules
for the new season. Then they
went right in to the all-day rodeo
that started at 10 a.m. on both

days. Saturday night the associa-
tion held a dance for the mem-
bers and on Sunday, before the
rodeo, they had Cowboy Church.
Overall, the Okeechobee team
did well for their first rodeo and
earned several points in the fol-
lowing events:
Goat Tying: On Sunday Shelby
Carden picked up eighth place.
Breakaway: On Saturday Shel-
by Carden picked up ninth place
and on Sunday Maci Culligan
picked up eighth place.
Barrel Racing: On Saturday
Jessica Ziglar picked up eighth
place and on Sunday she picked
up ninth place. Justina Stokes
earned eighth place on Sunday.
Pole Bending: On Saturday
Jessica Ziglar picked up sixth
Bareback: On Saturday Jaco-
by Johns earned third place.
Bull Riding: On Saturday Syd-
ney Barber earned sixth place.
Calf Roping: On Saturday Nick
Mazzilli received fourth place

and on Sunday eighth place.
Team roping: JR Gomez
earned fourth place on Saturday
and Sunday.
This year the team has a very
busy schedule and a lot of travel-
ing to do. Whenever you can,
come out and support these
young athletes.
The following is their sched-
ule for this year: Oct. 7 & 8-Bran-
ford; Nov. 3, 4 and 5-Perry, Ga.
(southeastern Showdown with
six states); Dec. 2 & 3-Hilliard;
Jan. 6, 2007-Davie (tentative);
Jan. 27, 2007-Okeechobee; Feb.
2, 3 & 4-Pensacola (Tri-state with
Ga., Al., SC, and Fl.); Feb. 23 &
24-Ocala; March 10 & 11-Pier-
son; March 24 & 25-Lakeland;
April 7-Green Cove Springs; April
28 & 29-Williston; May 5 & 6-Live
Oak (tentative); June 7-10-State
Finals-Silver Spurs Arena-Kissim-
For information contact Dar-
lene Bass at (863) 634-5815.

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Kelley Smiley has been select-
ed as the Publix Super
Market/Okeechobee News
female Athlete of the Month for
August. She was selected for her
outstanding contribution to the
Lady Brahman volleyball team.
Ms. Smiley averaged 11 kills
and 10 digs over five August
matches. She led the Lady Brah-
mans to a 5-0 record, a number
one state ranking and a win over
the Martin County Lady Tigers
for the first time in 16 years. She
was also instrumental in the
team victories over John Carroll
and South Fork teams, the Lady
Brahmans have struggled
against in recent years.
"Kelley's the heart and soul of
our team. She's a powerful,
explosive athlete. When she's on
her game, she's almost unstop-
,pable,' stated George May, head
coach for the Lady Brahman vol-
leyball team.
Ms. Smiley has played volley-
ball for eight years; four of which
have been on the Lady Brahman
varsity team. She also is an out-
standing player for the Lady
Brahman softball team.
She was selected to the first

Submitted to Okeechobee News/D. Roehm
George May, head volleyball coach for the Lady Brahmans,
presented senior Kelley Smiley with the Publix Super Mar-
ket/Okeechobee News female Athlete of the Month for
August for her outstanding contribution to the Lady Brahman
volleyball team.

team all conference last season.
The petite senior is no
stranger to academics either. She
is a scholar/athlete with a 3.0
grade point average.
Her future plans are to pursue

a career in either softball or vol-
leyball and attend a four-year
Ms. Smiley is the daughter of
Tommy and Missy Smiley.

Sports Briefs

Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament
at the. Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club on Oct. 21 to help
send Taekwondo students fo
national competition. Last
year's tournament helped send
34 students to the Southeastern
National Tournament in March,
2006 and all came home with
trophies. This year's Nationals
will be held in Houston, Texas in
March, 2007. The golf tourna-
ment will have an 8 a.m. shot-

gun start. It is a four-person
scramble. The entry fee is $50
per person which includes 18
holes of golf and lunch follow-
ing the competition. There will
be prizes for first, second and
last place. -There will also be
prizes for the longest drive and
closest to the pin. Call the Okee-
chobee 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
benefit "Our House", a non-prpfit
program serving children and
their families, wxill 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 con-
tact Jim Pollock at (954) 695-6035
or Tim Celesti at (954) 254-2612.

Submitted to Okeechobee News,'Maureen Halliday-Ferrara
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Fresh spinach recall

frightening for consumers

A recent health scare involving
e coli bacteria found in bags of
fresh spinach have many con-
sumers wondering just what is
safe to eat.
Unless you have the time,
space and inclination to grow
your own fruits and vegetables,
there is always going to be some
level of risk with fresh produce.
You don't know who handled it
before it was in the store, or who
might have touched it while it was
on display in the store.
No food supply is ever com-
pletely safe, but the United States
does a good job at maintaining a
safe and adequate food supply.
There is only so much govern-
ment monitoring can do. Con-
sumers have to take care to pro-
tect themselves and their families.
For example:
Wash your hands before
handling any food items.
Always wash fruits andveg-
etables before using them. Even if
you are going to peel an apple,
wash it first. If there is bacteria on
the peel, when you cut into the
fruit, you may transfer some of
the bacteria to the fruit.


with Katrina Elsken
Don't assume fruits and veg-
etables that come sealed in plastic
bags are "clean." Wash before
If you are concerned about
pesticide use, watch the origin
labels and find out the pesticide
rules for the countries from which
the foods are imported. With the
exception of bananas, I do not
buy produce that was not grown
in the United States (and I wash
the bananas before .peeling).
Some other countries still use pes-
ticides that are not allowed in this
country. Rather than try to memo-
rize which countries allow which
pesticides, I just stick to what was
grown in this country.
Pay attention to food warn-

ings on the news, such as the
recent recall of fresh spinach.
Read labels and pay atten-
tion to expiration dates. This is
especially important when gro-
ceries put items on sale or "buy
one, get one free." Sometimes the
reason an item is on sale is that it
is close to its expiration date.
Check the labels before you buy.
If something seems off,
don't risk it. If a food items smells
"funny," throw it out. Don't take
any chances with your family's
When shopping at roadside
stands or U-Pick farms,ask ask about
pesticide use and how the vegeta-
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these items before using. Just
because you picked it yourself at a-
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ever touched it.
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your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 29,
through Thursday, Oct. 5, are as fol-
Theatre I -"The Guardian" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "School for
Scoundrels" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Thomas Jones at
(863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from. 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at,
(863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W 23
Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-
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children not yet in a school setting.
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on speech and language, develop-
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Ft. Denaud Rd. Call
(863)675-2491 to identify
RED NOSE PIT, approx 8 mo.
Female, Found on 10/4, Vic.
NW 6th St. Call to identify.

CROSS BOW Barnett Quad
300 w/ bow fishing reel. Left
at J&S Fish Camp, boat ramp.
9/15. Reward.863-467-6070
IPOD NANO; Lost at Brahman
Movie Theater on Sunday,
Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
turn. (863)634-9751
chestnut/white, spots, wear-
ing collar, lost vic of Civic
Center. REWARD
SUN CONURE, Orange & red
with green tail feather, last
seen 9/19, Four Seasons area.
Wings not clipped. Dearly
missed. (863)467-8871
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-

Male, 1 1/2 yrs old, very
friendly, all shots, house-
broken. 863-634-7109.
KITTENS 2 males left, 10
wks., 1 free adult calico fe-
male. (863)763-2379
KITTENS, Free to good
homes. They are beautiful!!
KITTENS, To good home.
Black & white.
(863)763-8007 or 634-1207
PARROT small, talks, with
cage, (863)983-6537
PUPPIES- Lab Mix (2) 6mos
old, Free to good homes only

Kings Bay, 5101 SE 42nd St.
Sat., Oct. 7th, 7am to??
Consolidating 2 homes into 1,
clothing, household items
& much more.
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
MedIcal 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

A220 OR440CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
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

($30,000 to start) &
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
Looking for upcoming:
PIs. Fax resume to:
COOK: Apply In person,
after 2pm @ Pizza Heaven
208 South Parrot Ave.
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Thu classified ads

Need Exp. Dozer & End/Back
Dump Operators. Valid D/L.
Drug test req. Call Dickerson
772-429-4465 M/F/V/D.EOE.

Must be
organized and
self motivated.
Fax Resume
& Salary
Requirements to:
FPS is seeking FT/PT
Targeted Case Managers
working With children in
BS/BA required.
Flexible hours.
Fax Resume
Licensed CSR/Agent
Immediate opening
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900S Parrott Ave.
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
Part time& full time.
Exp. a+, Will train right candi-
date. Call Total Roadside
Services (863)634-7266
Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid drivers license.
8:30a.m.- 4:00p.m.
Monday- Frida
Ask for Sandy or Sue
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Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills & positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401 K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
(954) 967-3477

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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experience. Flexible hours, FL driver's
license. Pay based on experience, with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477


Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medicca a Life.Insurance
-401K Savings Plan "
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:.
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

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


The Seminole Tribe has opening
for a Bus Driver. High School
diploma or GED equivalent.
School bus driving exp. (+).
Valid FL CDL Class B License
"P" endorsement w/good driving
record. Fax resume to:

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Good manual skills, cash handling
,- experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred. Positive customer
service attitude. High School Diploma
or GED. Flexible working hours. Salary
$9 per hour based on experience +
fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

Full Time Fish & Wildlife Technician
Moore Haven, Glades County
Responsible for daily land management activities creek
clearing, large acreage mowing, roller chopping,
herbicide spraying, prescribe burns,'Able to operate,
maintain, and do minor repairs- farm equipment,
excavator, loader, swamp buggies,-ATV's. Class A CDL
license is required within 60 days of hire, minimum of
1-3 years experience, and lives within 30 mile radius of
Wildlife Management Area.
Apply online before October 11th,

Screen Rooms'* Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
r eGarages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaste (8631634-2044

Zibeco Construction Corp
Seeking 2 years
minimum experienced
Starting pay
$12 to $15/hour.
Call Michelle
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any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

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

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drpes., Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools K Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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

hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981

Equipped w/ice maker. Runs
great. $80. (863)467-4328

STOVE- Gibson, Self cleaning
$100. or best offer
STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
wide. $75.863-697-9979
in Labelle.
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
capacity, brand new, $500

LADIES BIKE, 26", excellent
condition. $50
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

Never used. $6450.
863)946-3282 or
UTILITY SHED- 10x20, Good
condition. No leaks, Skid
mount Ted Shed Replica. You
move. $1000. (863)674-0416

ROOF PANELS 4' wide, 3" in-
sulation inside, 38' long. (4)
can cut to size. $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-5011

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installalun ofStorni
Slhutters & Seumiless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?

CRADLE SWING, Fisher Price,
like new, $70.







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Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
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Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer


HATS, Stetson. $25
Justin, size 11. $25

Computer, w/2 extra towers,
hp & 1gw, all run on Win-
dows 2000, $150 or sell
sep. (863)357-2415.
LAPTOP Dell Inspiron 3500,
-Pentium II, 386 mhz proces-
sor, 128 mb ram, $150.
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257

PILLOWS (4) & AFGAN, deco-
rative green. $15 for all.

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.
$450 (863)357-2555
BUNK BEDS- Wooden, Desk &
drawers attached. $50. or
best offer. (863)634-3651
leather. $200 (863)946-3265
CRIB/YOUTH BED w/dresser,
wood frame, $200/best of-
fer. (863)675-0800 or
863-571-1333 lv. msg.
Daybed/Trundle, wht.metal,
Rattan swivel chrs.(2), sm.
wicker chest, fir. lamp. $350.
Will sell sep. 863-763-8011
leaves, 6 Capt. chairs, solid
wood, good cond., $150 neg
with 6 chairs. $100
Colonial pine, for,65" TV or
smaller, $500
FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-3874
FUTON STYLE bunk bed, fold
down couch w/mattress on
bottom, twin on top, blue,
$60. 863-532-9182.
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
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
condition. $100
w/footstools, beige, exc.
cond., never used, $125 for
both. (863)634-7359
$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
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $700
(o'"?fO1 7864


good, $4800 Negotiable.
HITCH BAR 3 POINT- with ad-
justable bar, $50 or best of-
fer (863)634-7765

APALOOSA MARE 3yrs, great
w/kids. Well mannered. No
bad hzti, i 52K Neg
Very sweet & lovable, Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 lbs, asking $1500:
child gentle, easy keeper
FILLY- lyo, Belgian Gross.
orrel 5.60010 to a good rome
only i86j)675-024; La Belle
GELDING, 13 yrs old, g[ay,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
$2500. (863)673-5058.
riicio i cOal 7Timo Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
$2500. (863)357-JUMP '
Junior Western Saddle, Pro-
fessional Line, Saddle King,
Ozark leather, handcrafted,
$300. (863)763-6507
MARE Quarterhorse, 4 yrs.,
green broke,.needs good
home. $500.239-707-5423
Call Sharon Labelle area
MARE- 4yo, exc cutting
bloodlines, super easy keep-
er $2500 (863)801-9188 .
Sat. Oct. 14th, 10am
Okeechobee Agri. Civic
Center. Blackhawk Horse
Sales 864-710-1735....
FLAB#2502, FLAU2104
TB GELDING, 18 yrs, Beauiiu-
Bay, 17 hands, exp: rider,
western/english, great horse.
$1500 (863)763-6220

MOWER DECKS, 2 38" wide,
$60. Call (863)532-9182.
per, very good cond., w/bag-
ger, $550 (863)675-0247
LaBelle area

COWS FOR SALE- 70 pairs,
30 bred cows, 2nd & 3rd tri-
mester, Call (863)634-2388


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

N. of OKEE-2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call
Unfurnished Studio Apt (In
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
incld'd. (863)610-0861

BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631

Brand New, 3BR/3.5BA beaut-
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
$2,900+ utilities.
Liz Weisser Has Keys!
Your Perfect Partner*

Berger Real Estate
863-.447-1443 cell
863-763-5335 office
on 2.5 lots, no pets/smok-
ing, $1075/mo. $1k
Sec.Dep. 863-634-1554
3/1.5 Ranch house, 1k S.F.,
Close to county bldgs/hosp.
$850/mo. 863-634-0894



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/tProducs 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/ -
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn R Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

AMMO type 223 Rem, 200
rounds clipd, $50/will divide.
Call Ross, 863-983-8661.
NYLON 66-22& S.IJRVivAL 2
, Tii aul,) .:I lO: i ll, w ill *;ell
separate 863-467-9892 Okee
RIFLE, Thompson Center, 36
cal., as new, in box, uses
#11 percussion caps. $300
bull barrel, scope,. & case.
Exc.cond: $800. 357-5754

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

LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, .30 ctw.
Will sacrifice at $400
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, 1/4 ctw.
$200 (863)634-9620 Okee-
chobee area

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

Motorized cart, good condi-
tion. $200 or best offer.

with charger, car charger,
booklet, works, $25. Call
Hollow body, Classic, $600
1 brown, 1 white. Glass front,
R lass 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
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
WATER TANK- 800 gal, $50.
Firm. (863)467-2292

GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
$399 (863)763-8667
bik. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.

Yellow Head & cage. $700.
AQUARIUM- 125 gal. Salt wa-
ter. Oak base, pump & filtra-
tion. Rocks & foliage.
$1000. (863)467-8250
BOA 4'- with cage, $100
Firm (863)801-3622 or
Catahula Leopard Hound
Pups, 2 tri colored males, 8
wks. old, 1st shots, vet ck'd,
$200 sell sep.
CHIHUAHUA- (2) black, 1
male, 1 female, $300 for
both will sell sep. To good
homes only (863)675-7092
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $200
DOG CRATE, for the back of
truck, 4x4 Diamond Plate.
$350 (863)673-1464

ern Side 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + Isi, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Bairy 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY- 3/2 W/D, lawn
service included, pool, tennis,
$1100/mo (863)697-3008
Basswood, $1100/mth. Call
PritchardsGMAC Real Estate.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br,2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neigh-borhood.
(863)467-2541 h
1 acre, in ground pool, private
setting, $1250/mo.'+ 1st, last
& sec. Possible rentto own for
qualified buyer. Call Ellen.
OKEECHOBEE- brand new 3/2
+ Bonus room. deluxe inten-
or, Avail immediately.
$1300/mo 1561)307-2502
Fantastic 2/2, covered'dock,
custom kilchen, workshop. FL
room & more' Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yeady. 1st
morith FREE. $1200
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3ir. 2.5ba, 2 car gar Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo +
1st & last (561)262-9191
room, partial turn., quiet
863-357-1 t97 or 763-7282
1200 S.F. furnished. Lake ac.
-essw/dock $1,000/mo
2100 S F lake access
w/dock, $1 450/mo.
access, lovely 3/2, like new.
w/dock, screened porcn in
nice quiet neighborhood,
51,200 mo.,i i13st & sec .

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

Real Estate J

Business Plae -
Sale .100'
Property .Sie o1010
Condos/ .. .
Towhosis. Sa 'le 101$
Farms-Salle '-,l1t
Houses Sale .1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property-.Sale -105
Land -Safe 1040
Lots Sple -.: '1045
Open House 1050
Out of State". .
Property -Sa. .1055
Property l osl6nO1B060
Real Estate Wao tod1085
Resort Property .
Sale 1070
Warehouse S.paQ1075
Waterfrot Property. 1080

'2.22 maple cablneis, walk
in closels. hurricane snul-
lers. otrier upgrades. lot
?4125. 100f% in avail.
rneylay@ydhoo Com

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

Mobile Homes

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DOG KENNEL- lOx10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
DOVES (13), $75 for all or will
separate. (863)675-4981
old, beautiful, AKC;, wormed,
Vet checked, $450
AKC, Ready 10/2, Health
cert., Wormed, 1st shots.
$600. (863)241-3162
PUPPIES, Boxer/American Pit
Bull Mix, 6 weeks old. $100
each. (863)467-6143
TURKEYS- Bourbon Red
breeding pair Turkeys. $30.
Firm. (863)801-3622 or
Available for Stud Services.
-Please call (863)675-1410
ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, b ck"
& brown ,10Il
(863)610-2126 A,

Uni-tech XLR, 70 lb draw &
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
$230. (863)635-0079
new, still in box. $85
(863)467-6818 9am-7pm
+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $145 (863)610-1276
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
$600. (863)634-2812
$125. 863-467-6818

TAL stereo recorder. Built in
CD burner. $800.
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call

HD PROJ TV- 55" asking $500
or best offer (863)983-5364
RCA 19"-2003
Color TV, good cond. $75 or
best offer. 863-635-0079

For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip, trir. & More.
$2500/all. 863-261-6892
GENERATOR 4000- Coleman,
Runs good. $300. or best of-
fer. (863)801-3622
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, W/alum. spool gun, 2
tanks w/flow mtrs. plasma
cutters $2200.(863)697-9704
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
diesel. $2K. 863-805-8769

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
ERS- CALL (863)467-2446
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

rime 02011

LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/optionto buy.
Please call (863)634-3451

Large porch, 1.acre fenced
and wooded $650 Includes
some until. (863)634-3451
on two lots. No pets/smoking.
$850/mo. $850-Sec.Dep.
Newly Remodeled,
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
S$750 dep., $200 weekly.
(863)634-8674. '
$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
1ba, furnished, boat dock,
adults only, no pets. $800/mo.
1st & last. (321)777-1376

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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 $
OKEECHOBEE- single wide,
new floors and fridge, 3br,
2ba, carport, util shed, in
clean & tidy 55+ Adult MH
Park. $17,500
(978)249-7396 or email


Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trir.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Mariner motor & trailer $650
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
$100. (863)357-6113
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke, troll. mtr., galv.
trlr., $4500. 239-229-2974
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $2495 firm.

no leaks, needs work, no ti-
tle, $500..(863)946-0912

Lake Okeechobee by Kissimee
River. Annual fee only $1995.
Call Marc at (863)467-1833

WAVE RUNNER- Yamaha, '91,
Low hours, Trailer included.
$1000. (863)863-517-0448

BOAT MOTOR, 20hp Mercury
jet motor, used on Zodiac or
flat bottom boat, runs good.
$250 (863)697-2525
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
SCOOTER, Kasea, 50B motor-
ized, by Quingqi, runs good,
can be tagged for road use,
$500 (863)228-4202
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.

Low hours. Great Christmas
gift $3500. 863-517-0448

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


Automobiles 400-5
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

BUICK CENTURY- '95, 4 new
tires & battery. $1200.
Buick Roadmaster, '93, ps,
pb, ABS, cruise control, new
tires, brakes & rotors,
$2200 neg. (863)674-0007
CAMARO RS '99, Convertible,
runs, needs, exhaust/brake
work & new top. $3500 book,
$2400 neg. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAVALIER- '91, $600.
tion wagon, as-is, $800 or
best offer (863)983-9780
Chevy Monte Carlo SS, '86,
350 mtr., turbo 350 trans.,
$2500. 863-675-4697, or
FORD ESCORT LX '97, 4 door,
excellent condition, all pow-
er, $1500 (863)357-1430
5spd, good cond., needs 02
sensor, $750
FORD TAURUS 1989 Station
Wagon. New brake job.
Good work car. $750 neg..
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427

HONDA CIVIC EX '94- red, 2
dr, sunroof, souped up,
needs TLC, $1500 firm
HONDA DESOL '94- white,
convertible, $3000
loaded, 35K, exc cond.
$8500 (561)307-2502
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600. (863)634-2812
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000. Or.
best offer. (863)634-4579.
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.

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
(863)763-7666 eves.

FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers
side, good cond. white,
$150 (863)675-0188 .
Truck, '77. Motor stuck since
hurricane. $800.763-1370
replacement, fits 03-C
Dodge 2500/350.0 HD,
$1000. (863)697-0328
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
HITCH, Weight distributing, w/
2 5/16 balls, equalizer balls,
sway bar & all attachments.
$250 (863)228-4202
box, fits 1975 or newer. $75
Firm. 863-763-6629
Induction System, K&N FIPK
Generation 2, cold air, for a
'96'03 Chevy S10 or Blazer,
$200 neg. (863)697-3865
RIMS- BIk & Chrome Spider 4
lug rims, w/205/40/17 Kuh-
mo tires, like new, $300 or
best offer (863)261-2546
Line, fits 99-up F250/350
Super Duty short bed, ma-
roon, $650. (863)697-0328
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer

CVY 1500 ,'LL 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 DAKOTA '95, 4 cyl.,
manual trans., $1300 or best
offer. (863)983-8560 leave
DODGE DAKOTA '96- 4 cyl, 5
spd, AC, good cond., $2500
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
$900 or best offer.
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, Diesel, 4
door, $1200.
FORD F350 '90 cab & chas-
sey w/22k mls., 7.3 Itr. die-
sel, auto, a/c, runs great.
$3500. 863-357-2792 or
Gas, runs good. $2500.
See at: 6420 Hwy. 98 N. Okee
4 cyl, standard, cold a/c,
$1200 Negot. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337
alum. w/grandma's attic. Good
for storage. Does not run.You
move$500.239-368-7291 aft3
GMC SIERRA S15 '89, Good
trans., engine blown, excel-
lent body. $500 or best offer.
NISSAN PU XE '95- ext cab, 6
cyl., asking $2500

48Ft. Good tires. New brake
job. Road Worthy $2250.
double axle, with ramps,
Sgooseneck, steel floor.
1450 (863)697-9704
heavy duty, 6x12, tandem
axle, elec. brakes, $1500.
OPEN TRAILER, '07 6x122.
Tandem axle, 3' sides, brand
new. $1200. 863-634-1183
open flatbed, tilt, $585.'
Crown, 4ft drver on gate. On-
board Diamond tool box. Exc.
Cond. $900. (863)763-6909

CHEVY VAN '93, 1 ton, needs
engine, rebuilt trans. $400

DODGE '91, 1 ton, 318 cu. in.
$1000 (863)634-9345
Ford Hightop Van, '89, tow
pkg, full power, seats 8, TV,
CB radio $2000. LaBelle
Area. (863)675-4970 msg.
Cream Trk, clean & ready to
go, $2500 ne
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2250. Neg. 863-763-3190
ER SE '92, Seats 7, runs
exc., good cond., all power,
a/c, c/c. Can be seen at 709
N. Parrot Ave. $1800 or best
offer. (863)763-2045

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

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

CASE NO. 2006 CA 231
his wife, and LOUIS C.EDER,
TO: Dan B. Dyer
Linda S. Dyer
9113 North Grant Avenue
Manassas, VA 22110
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet and confirm title of Plaintiff in
and to land located in Okeechobee
Clurry Florida, more particularly de-

ir. j 1 1I .1 ,r I .ii ri, . n
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ton 25, Township 34 South, Range 35
East, according to the plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da (aka Lot N.) (hereinafter referred to
as 'Ie Property").
has been tiled against you and LOUIS C.
EDER, and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
QUIRE, Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is 2400 S.E. Federal Highway,
4th Floor, Stuart, Florida 34994 on or
before October 19, 2006, but not less
than 28 nor more than 60 days after
the first publication of the notice, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
Dated this 14th day of September, 2006.
By: Christie Chapman
Deputy Clerk
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September19, 2006
Advertisement No. 2
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, October 19, 2006 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Professional Services Conference Room.
Bidders may obtain preliminary bid results at http'//www dot state flus/cc-ad-
TinL. Click on "Letting Results" and D1.
BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Barow, Florida 33830, or PO
ox 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.' Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
sued after 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, October 18, 2006.
Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, October 13, 2006.
FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 421069-1-72-01 The work specified in this
contract consists of Clearing & Grubbing, Power Shearing, and Tree Trimming &
Removal. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Michael
S. Teets, (23)-66-7800 mlchael.teeltsdot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT
CIAL PROJECT NO 414885-1-72-01 & 420880-1-72-01 The wore specumed in
this contract consists of mechanical road and bridge sweeping. (Approx 365 Cal-
eoidar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Michael S. Teats, (239)-656-7800,
michael teetslidot state fl us. BUDGET AMOUNT $140,000.00. NO CHARGE
Cheryl L. Sanchlous
Distrct Contracts Administrator
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CASE NO.: 2006-CC-265
One (1) brown neglected horse.
(Amended from 10/06/06 at 9:30)
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Friday, October 27, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. or as soon
thereafter as counsel can be heard, the undersigned will bring on to be heard
HORSE pursuant to Section 828.073, Florida Statutes, before the Honorable Shir-
ley M. Brennan, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
I HEREBY CERHIFf i t,i j'r,,1 r.'. l ..'..:1':'. y ': i 1 ).' II. u n, I: 0,,'.' r,j '.,:r,.r
eiy -I, ,'.1 rll0 lli-, rv lr i ,i r1 11:0. iri: ...I tiA ,
Law Office of
County Attorney
Fla.Bar No.: 389749
400N.W. 2nd Streel
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipfte in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact Debble Jenkins, at 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee 'Florida 34972, telephone (863) 763-2131, within 2 working days of your
receipt of this Notice of Hearing; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
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713.78 for unpaid towing and storage- - -
charges. Year, make, model and v 1
are as follows.
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Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
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CASE NO.: 2005-CA-379
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order Final Judgment entered In this
cause inthe Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florioda, described as:
All of the property located at NE 104th Court, in the Cty/TownVillage of OKEECHO-
BEE, County of Okeechobee, State of FL, in which he Borrower has an owner-
ship, leasehold or other legal interest. This property Is more particularly described
on the schedule tilled "Additional Property Desciption" which is attached hereto
as Exhibit A. Together with a security interest In that certain 2000 76 x 28 Ann
mobile home, serial numbers FLFL170A29104AV21 and FLFL170B29104AV21.
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechebee County, Florida, being described as Lot 88, a spot-in-the-sun, Unit II,
an unrecorded subdivision, as shown on a survey by Leon H. Willis, RLS Florida
Certificate No. 1358, dated March 22, 1972, and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
Commence at the Northwest comer of said Section 15; thence bear S 8959'32" E,
along the North line of said Section 15, for a distance of 2204.81 feet to the inter-
section with the West boundary line of said a-spot-in-the-sun subdivision, Unit
No. II; thence bear S 00'32'15" E, along said West boundary life, for a distance of
2090.35 feet to a point; thence bear S7602'52" E for a distance of 183.85 feetto
the Northwest comer of the North right-of-way, marking the end of the right-of-
way of N.E. 104th Court thence bear N89O27'45" E along said North right-of-way
line of N.E. 104th Court, for a distance of 75.00 feet to the poin-at-of-eginning;
thence continue N 89*27'45" E, along said right-of-way line, for a distance of
75.00 feet to the Northeast corner of said North right-of-way, thence bear N
2833,58" E for a distance of 186.95 feet to the intersection with the Westerly
right-of-way line of N.E. 103rd Avenue; thence bear N 03*49'24" W along said
Westerly right-of-way line, for a distance of 8.00 feet to a point; thence bear S
86010'36" W for a distance of 294.16' to a point thence bear S 40,13'41' E for a
distance of 200.75 feet to the point-of-beginning. Containing 0.70 acres, more or
less, and being subject to any and all easements, restrictions, reservations and/or
rights-of-way of record, If any.
and commonly known as:
1001 NEl104thCourt
Okeechobee, FL34974
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, In the Jury Assembly Room
located on the 2nd floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NE 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 AM on November 2, 2006.
DATED: September 29, 2006
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
As Clerkofthe Court
By: Christie Chapman
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilies
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration at telephone number (863) 763-7631, riot later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, via
Florida Relay Service.
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iuiAtiN ivio L jMMEIMiltr I: (OLLEtiii ,, :u,:iTplJr..: with the Consbltants Com-
L", 1ver htj'a0it.lnii'i' A'.t v:i .'-l,'' .lr..,'t j,,.r.,'-I * : ; (,r [re C .
:,Q)l V i ;U .rolI-II l IlII'l "II rn I IIu ll 'I) 'll | .II
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
One (1) original and Four (4) copies clearly indicating the project for which you
are submdtng. Please submit the following information in the order listed:
1. Letter of Interest
2.GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form- which can be obtained by calling the ROCC
Facilities Planning Office at 772-462-7360, or preferably by e-mailing your
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have
had experience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6. your firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida
Corporate Charter
Submittal documents will be accepted In the Indian River Communityv Colleoe Fa-
cilities Plannina Office Buildino "S' Room #233 3209 Virainia Avenue Forl
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12800 Noon on Thursday October 12.
2006 Submittals received afterthattime/date will not be considered
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design and architectural super-
vision of a Medical Training Facility for Indian River Community College.
The subject facility will be located at the IRCC Fort Pierce Main Campus, 3209 Vir-
.,,i.a .,, a,., F,,i Fierce, FL 34981-5596. Please direct inquiries to the.IRCC
n ,i,-. H.iiring Office by calling 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing pi- Thank you for your interest in our projects.
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Community Events

Bake sales aid Walk-a-Thon
Okeechobee City Hall's City Team, 55 S.E. Third Ave., will sponsor a
bake sale each Friday until Oct. 14. Proceeds will go to the American Can-
cer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon.

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.

Community Choir begins rehearsals
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will begin its rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata on
Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3 until 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend before
Christmas, Dec. 15,16 and 17. Singers should be able to match pitch and
read music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun.
Winter residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms. Perry at
(863) 634-7714.

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

Early Learning board will meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider board of the Early
Learning Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, at noon at the Okee-
chobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, contact Dorett Williams at (7720 489-8120, ext. 10.

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 to host Coffee Klatch
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will host the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2151.

Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Council will celebrate Red Rib-
bon Week Oct. 23-31, to help the Okeechobee community stay drug
free. For information, call Val Marone (863) 462-0040.

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

Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday,
Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County
School Board, 700 S.W Second Ave. The guest speaker will be Cynthia
Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Correction office, and
Rosalind Brown from Planned Parenthood-Faith Initiative Update.
Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring new books, puzzles,
toys and clothing for foster and needy children in Okeechobee. All
items will be given to My Aunt's House for distribution at Christmas.
The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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

Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc., will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners
chambers of the Roger Poitras Administration Building, 2300 Virginia
Ave., in Fort Pierce. The annual coalition meeting will follow the full
coalition meeting. For information, contact Dorett Williams at (7720
489-8120, ext. 10.

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.

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. Pro-
ceeds benefit the annual Night with Santa project. Admission for
adults is $1. Admission is free to FCHC patients with an FCHC identifi-
cation card.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations
to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in
conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okee-
chobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Com-
merce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.
The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park
downtown and it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth,
prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 357-6246.

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

Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading programs
is open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church Recreation
Outreach Center, 310 S.W Fifth St., for boys and girls in grades one
through six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.

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

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

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has 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 www.flori-

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

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

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.

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