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Vol. 97 No. 280 Saturday, October 7, 2006 504 Plus tax


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OHSwillhost
parent workshop
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) will hold a parent infor-
mational workshop Tuesday,
Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the lec-
ture hall.
The meeting will deal with
expenses for such things as
,scholarships, SAT/ACT, college
admissions as well as gradua-
tion requirements.
All parents of OHS seniors
are urged to attend.

Inside


NASAfinds
hole in Atlantis
WASHINGTON (AP) -
NASA workers inspecting
space shuttle Atlantis this week
discovered that a tiny piece of
space debris had punched a
harmless hole in a radiator
panel during the shuttle's flight
last month;
Atlantis' six astronauts were
never in. danger, NASA
spokesman Kyle Herring said
Friday.
The damage was not to any
part of Atlantis' important heat
shield, which protects the shut-
tle from superheated gases dur-
ing re-entry to Earth's atmos-
phere.
The shuttle's huge radiator
system, attached to the payload
bay doors, is crucial to cooling
the spacecraft while it's orbiting
Earth.
When the shuttle opens its
cargo bay doors once in space,
all eight radiator panels are
exposed. When the shuttle
heads back to Earth and the
payload bay doors are closed,
the radiator system is not used
to cool the orbiter anymore.
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Drought Index
Current: 427
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.27 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.48 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
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Comics .......... .10
Community Events .... .4
Crossword ........ .11
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ...... ... .4
Sports ............. .5
TV ........... ... 12
Weather ........ ... .2
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Fights erupt on OHS campus


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
There has been an increase in
presence of law enforcement on
the Okeechobee High School
(OHS) campus because of three
major fights that took place earli-
er in the week.
"We knew Sunday night that
there would be problems on
Monday," said Ken Kenworthy,
assistant superintendent of
schools. "It is a spill over of things
that took place over the weekend


in the community."
According to Detective Brad
Stark of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) the fights
have also been taking place at
other areas throughout the coun-
ty. He said Friday that fights
between gang members have
taken place in Basswood and
DeBarry Gardens areas that are
well known for gang-related
activity..
He indicated the fights have
been primarily between Hispanic
gang members, but they are also


targeting some black students at
OHS who do not belong to any
gangs.
Friday, Detective Stark got
wind that there was going to be
another fight at an off-campus
site.
"But some of our guys ran
them off before anything hap-
pened," he said.
Detective Stark went on to say
that there have been four or five
juveniles arrested in the last two
weeks, due to their alleged con-
nection with the fights. Also,


Hungry Panther Caf6: Special guests dine at CES


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As part of School Lunch Week, Deputy Donnie Trent, left, a court security officer with the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May, right, had
lunch Friday, Oct. 6 at Central Elementary School's Hungry Panther Caf6 with kinder-
garten students.


some of the gang members have
gone to Raulerson Hospital with
black eyes, bloody noses and one
possible concussion.
"The gangs are in an uproar,"
he said Friday afternoon. "They
all got along before, but now
there's some animosity between
the gangs and its blowing over
into the schools.
"But, we're on top of it," he
added.
The augmented presence on
the OHS campus was first felt on
Thursday, Oct. 5, when there


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The County Coalition for
Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie
and Caloosahatchee Estuaries
and Lake Worth Lagoon went
on record as supporting pollu-
tion control and flood preven-
tion efforts north of Lake Okee-
chobee.
The organization, which
met in Okeechobee on Thurs-
day, Oct. 5. is-made up of coun-
ty commissioners representing
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry,
Glades, Highlands and Osceola
counties. The purpose of the


were up to eight officers on cam-
pus at a time.
On the same day, OHS Princi-
pal Toni Wiersma interrupted
classes to make an announce-
ment.
"I'm sure that you have all
noticed the deputies on campus
today. They are here because of
the fights and threats of fights,"
she said. "My number one
responsibility is your safety. Stu-
dents have already, been
See Fights-Page 2


organization is to expedite
local, state and federal action
to protect and improve the
material values and essential
public uses of the bodies of
water in the areas.
The coalition voted to press
for funding of an $84.1 million
plan submitted by Osceola
County Commissioner Ken
Smith.
The plan includes detention
ponds to remove pollutants
and enhance flood protection
'for Boggy Creek that flows into
East Lake Tohopekaliga. This is
at the upstream end of the
Upper Kissimmee River Basin
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To celebrate School Lunch Week, school board member Gay Carlton, left, Sheriff Paul
May, center and Deputy Donnie Trent, court security officer, right, had lunch with kinder-
garten students on Friday, Oct. 5 at Central Elementary School's Hungry Panther Caf6.


OCHD urges public to be aware of rabies


In a press release dated Oct.
4, Okeechobee County Health
Department (OCHD) officials
emphasized the importance of
rabies prevention and the vacci-
nation of pets to protect against
the disease.
Rabies is a deadly viral dis-
ease that can be prevented, but
not cured. The virus is spread
through saliva and can be
passed to another animal or a
person, usually through a bite.
Infection may also occur if the
saliva enters open wounds, the
mouth or eyes of another ani-
mal or person.
"Vaccination is the single
best tool to prevent the spread
of rabies among our animal
population," said acting OCHD
Administrator Ed Trent. "But
most of our recent rabid animal
cases have been from people
coming in contact with infected
wildlife."
The vast majority of rabies
cases reported to the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) each
year occur in wild animals like


raccoons, skunks, foxes and
bats. Domestic animals account
for less than 10 percent of the
reported rabies cases with
cats, cattle and dogs most often
reported rabid.
According to Public Health
Preparedness Coordinator 0.
Mitchell Smeykal, there were 15
specimens sent in for rabies test-
ing in 2005. All came back nega-
tive. In 2006, there were nine
specimens sent for testing. Only
one came back positive, and
that one involved a person from
a city area visiting someone in
the rural part of the county.
"People are getting too com-
fortable with wildlife," stated Mr.
Smeykal. "Just because you are
living in nature doesn't give you
the right to feed the wildlife. The
rabies trend nationwide is
increasing."
Dogs and cats over 4 months
of age are required to be vacci-
nated against rabies and wear a
current rabies license tag. Pet
ferrets should also be vaccinat-
ed.


There is no treatment for
rabies after symptoms of the dis-
ease appear. However, the
rabies vaccine regimen provides
immunity to rabies, when given
after an exposure or for protec-
tion before an exposure occurs.
There is no easy way to tell if
an animal is infected by-simply
looking at them. They may
show strange behavior. They
can become overly aggressive,
attacking for no reason, or act
very tame. They may not be able
to eat or drink. They may drool,
stagger or become paralyzed.
Raccoons lead the list of
those animals affected by
rabies, followed by bats and
foxes. A higher number of cats
were reported with the disease
than dogs. There have been
reports of rabid bobcats,
skunks, otters, horses, cattle
and ferrets.
Horses, dogs, cats and fer-
rets can be inoculated against
the disease. There is no inocu-
See Rabies Page 2


Water group



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clean up plan


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Happy scarecrow
This happy scarecrow brightens up a yard in Palm Village
Ranch.


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C.O.P unit volunteered over 11,000 hours


The Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.)
unit from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) volun-
teered 11,795 hours in the past 12
months, and patrolled 37,927 miles
throughout Okeechobee County.
S"The contributions made to the
sheriff's office and the services to
the citizens of Okeechobee County
are invaluable," said Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May. "These
men and women volunteer their
time and energy to the citizens of
our county and I thank them for all


they do."
According to OCSO Corporal
Keith Stripling, C.O.P. unit supervi-
sor, the 47-member unit helps the
OCSO in more ways than just
patrolling the county. He said they
assist with Neighborhood Watch
groups, sexual predator notifica-
tions and door-to-door hurricane
evacuation notices.
The unit also provides traffic
control at special events held in the
county. They also conduct child fin-
gerprinting and identification, as


well as child safety seat education
and inspections.
In all, he added, the unit assisted
with 47 events in Okeechobee
County in the past year.
The C.O.P. unit volunteer time is
about 1,000 hours per month,
which is equivalent to about 5.5
OCSO deputy hours per month.
Although unit members have no
arrest powers, they do report suspi-
cious vehicles and activities while
on patrol.
To become a C.O.P. member,


said Cpl. Stripling, volunteers must
not have a criminal record and
undergo a 16-hour training period.
They will then ride with an experi-
enced C.O.P. member for two days.
"It amazes me how many hours
some of these volunteers put in per
month," said Sheriff May. "They are
absolutely a wonderful group of
people."
For information about the C.O.P.
unit, contact Cpl. Stripling at (863)
763-6064.


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expelled. If fighting continues the
students responsible will be dealt
with in the same manner."
"There were different officers
in and out all day, and they
tapered off in the end of the day,"
said Mr. Keriworthy. "The most
officers were present at the begin-
ning of school.
"We hope to get this settled
quickly," he added. "We've sent a
message to these individuals. We
will keep the additional officers
on campus as long as necessary."
Depending on the offense, the
principal of a school can give up
to 90 days suspension and recom-
mend explosion. The school
board then takes into account
how bad the fight was, if it was
premeditated, and how hard it
was to break-up before making a
final decision.
"We can't get any more severe
than expulsion," Mr. Kenworthy
added. "We hope that everything
will be back to normal on Mon-
day."
Detective Stark said the vio-


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office deputies (left to right)
Lieutenant MaryAnn Dana, Deputy Justin Akins and Sergeant
Cliff Gill were on the Okeechobee High School campus earli-
er this week because of an increase in school violence.


lence has led to some 1us'penr
sions, and that some of thei siu-
dents will likely be expelled iI the
fighting continues.
"It's not extremely serious,"
said the detective. "It's reached a
stage that its become a nuisance
to the school and law enforce-
ment."


He said there have been times
this week %when he's been on. the
OHS campus along with four
additional deputies and three-,
School Resource Officers.
"We've had a good presence,"
he said. ..
In her'announcement Mrs.
Wiersma also stated that the


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school belongs to the student
body and that they have had a
wonderful beginning of the year
and that she has faith in the
upperclassmen to lead the school
out of the turmoil they are in cur-
rently.
Despite the fights, Detective

Stark said the problem has not
escalated to the point that there
have been shots fired. That, he
added, is just a rumor.
"It's getting blown out of pro-
portion 1,300 kids see cops and
are wondering what's going on
and are blowing something small
out of proportion Once the law
enforcement presence lessens I-
expect e% erything to calm down."
This spur of school violence
comes after a week of school-
related violence throughout the
nation, \\ which includes ihe shoot-
ing deaths of five Amish girls in a
one-room schoolhouse in
Georgetown, Pa. A sixth girl is list-
ed as being in grave condition and
may be taken off life support.
Editor's note: Eric Kopp con-
tributed to this article and can be
reached at Eric Kopp may be
reached at okeditor@okee-
chobee.com


News Briefs

Annual holiday craft fair planned
FORT PIERCE The third annual Buckler's Holiday Craft Fair will
be held Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at the St. Lucie Coun-
ty Fairgrounds, 15601 Midway Rd.
Admission is $4 per person, and one admission is good for both
days. Children under 12 will be admitted free and parking will also
be free.
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories,
handcrafted furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewelry,
needlework, candles, wearable art, ceramics and more.
For show or exhibitor information, call June at (386) 860-0092,
ext. 10.
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
www.arnoldswildlife.org.
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, admin-
istration, 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 certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
.directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at401 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 produc-
er.


Plan

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and represents the headwater of
the Florida Everglades.
There are 10 separate proj-
ects in this plan, dealing with
construction of ponds for flood
control andwatet liltratiorn along
various waterways in Osceola
County.
When contacted after the
meeting, Okeechobee County


CommissioneP Clif Betts, who
represents Okeechobee County
on the coalition, was in favor of
the proposal that will clean up
water before it enters the lake.
The group also passed a reso-
lution calling on the South Florida
Ecosystem Restoration Task
Force to undertake the develop-
ment of a strategic plant for the
future of the Everglades Agricul-
tural Area.
Benita W ihailen. ,iiectoir of
South Flicida \\atet MaNla icment


District's (SFWMD) Okeechobee
Service Center, gave 'an update-
on SFWMD's project of develop-
ing public and private sites for
water storage.
At the next coalition meeting,
which will be held Nov. 30 at the
Okeechobee County Civic Center,
Colonel Paul Grosskruger, chief
of the U. S Army Corps of Engi-
neers' (COE) Jacksonville Dis-
trict, \\ill be on the agenda. He is
expected to discuss COE's new
Independent Technical Review
(ITRi report on the rehabilitation


the Herbert Hoover Dike.
The ITR plan consists of con-
structing a seepage berm at the
foot of the dike and building cut-
off walls in the center of the dike.
The topic of spraying of
aquatic vegetation will also be
discussed at the Nov. 30 meeting
as the COE official directly
responsible for that project is
also scheduled to attend.
Post your opinions in ihe Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
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lation currently available for cat-
tle. .
Although rabies among
humans is rare in the United
States, every year an estimated
18,000 people receive rabies pre-
exposure vaccinations, and an
additional .40,000 receive vacci-
nations after being exposed to
rabies.
Pre-exposure vaccination is
recommended for persons in\
high-risk groups such as vet-
erinarians, animal handlers and,
certain laboratory workers. In
addition, international travelers


likely to come .in contact with
animals in areas with dog rabies
and. where they might not have
immediate access to.appropriate
medical care should be consid-
ered for rabies vaccinations.
The OCHD advises that you
should seek care promptly after
any animal bites you. Wash the
wound thoroughly with soap-
and running water for five to 10
minutes. Go to your family doc-
tor, hospital or county health
department for medical atten-
tion immediately.
The OCHD has urged the
public to help protect them-
selves and to prevent the spread
of rabies by taking the following
steps: (1) keep vaccinations up-
to-date for all dogs, cats and fer-


Correction
In the lead story on page one of the Friday, Oct. 6, edition of the
Okeechobee News under the headline "Murder suspect in custody"
the Osceola County Sheriff was identified as Bob Hanson, which was
incorrect. The sheriff's last name is spelled Hansell. We regret the
error.


rets; (2) do not allow your pets
to run free. If a wild animal bites
your pet, seek veterinary assis-
tance for the animal immediate-
ly; (3) call your local animal con-
trol agency to remove any stray
animals from your neighbor-
hood; (4) feed your pets indoors;
(5) don't use your hands, to
break up a fight between ani-
mals; (6) spay or neuter your
pets to help reduce the number
of unwanted pets that may not
be properly cared for or regularly
vaccinated; (7) avoid direct con-
tact with unfamiliar animals; (8)
do not handle or feed wild ani-
mals (raccoons, bats, skunks,
foxes) or unintentionally attract
them with open garbage cans or
litter; (9) never adopt wild ani-


mals or bring them into your
home. Do not try to nurse sick
animals to health. Call Okee-
chobee County Animal Control
at (863) 357-3225; an animal res-
cue agency such as Arnold's
Wildlife Rehabilitation-(863)
634-6804; or the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission-(888) 404-3922 for assis-
tance; (10) teach children never
to handle unfamiliar animals,
wild or domestic, even if they
appear friendly; and, (11) pre-
vent bats from entering living
quarters or occupied spaces in
homes, churches and schools,
where they might come in con-
tact with people and pets.


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Osceola Middle School Warriors are hard at work


Congratulations to our Milers
of the Week! From the eighth
grade, Seth Foster, Melissa Floyd,
and Anastasia Medvedeva led the
pack with the fastest
times. In seventh
grade, Judd Har-
ris and Lind-- lth
sey Williams a irOr
took top hon-
ors, and Quandrell Ridley and Ale-
cia Mitchell posted the fastest
times in the sixth grade. Keep
working hard, Warriors!
Osceola Middle School's annu-
al induction ceremony for our
chapter of the National Junior
Honor Society was held on Thurs-
day, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in our school
gymnasium. To be eligible for
membership, students must have
a cumulative grade point average
of 3.5 for their seventh grade year.
Additionally, potential mem-
bers must meet high standards of
leadership, scholarship, service,


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Newly elected officers of National Junior Honor Society are, (left
to right) Trent Johnson, President; Alex Ming, Vice-President;
Joseph Barletto, Secretary; and Courtney Wilson, Treasurer.


character, and citizenship. The
National Junior Honor Society
ranks as one of the oldest and


Obituaries


Anna Gargalino
Anna Gargalino, age 84, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 3, 2006.
She was born Nov. 12, 1921 in
Hamtramck, Mich., and had been
a resident of Okeechobee for 22
years. She enjoyed crocheting,
knitting, cake decorating and visit-
ing with friends and neighbors.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Santo and son, John.
She is survived by her son,
Samuel Gargalino of Detroit,
Mich; daughter, Raia (Jeff) Black
of Okeechobee; brother, Alex
Rewiako of Mich.; and daughter-
in-law, Linda Gargalino of Burt,
N.Y. She is also survived by seven
grandchildren; Santo Gargalino,
Jennifer Gargalino-Zanger, Kris-
tan Black, James Black, Kara
Black, Samuel Gargalino, and
Kevin Gargalino; and one great-
grandchild, Cody Butler.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Lola Irene
Brown
Lola Irene Brown, age 90, died
on Oct. 6, 2006, at her residence.
She was born April 3. 1916, in
Lakeland, Ga. and had been a res-
ident of Okeechobee for nine
years. She enjoyed fishing, gar-
dening, and cooking.
Mrs. Brown is preceded in


death by her husband of 38 years,
Wilbur S. "Curly" Brown; sons,
Glenn Walls and Ronnie Brown;
daughter, Betty
Christensen;
grandson, .. "
David Brown; -
sisters, Cleo
Guinn and "
Jessie Didden;
and brothers,
David Rudd
and James Lola Irene
Rudd. Lola Irene
She is sur- Brown
vived by her
sister, Ollie Mae (Eddie) Russell of
Fort Lauderdale; grandchildren,
Juanita (Walter) Brooks of Way-
nesville, N.C., Robert W. Chris-
tensen, Jr. of LaPlace, La., Cather-
ine Nance of Canal Point,
Kenneth Christensen of Okee-
chobee, David (Melanie) Chris-
tensen of Okeechobee and
Tammy (Bill) Evans of
Indiantown. She is also survived
by 12 great-grandchildren and
four great-great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 11
a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Oct.
10, 2006, at the Okeechobee Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 4212 N.
441. Services will follow at noon.
Pastor Lindell Selvey will officiate.
Interment will be at Port Mayaca
Cemetery, Port Mayaca.
Memorial contributions can be
made in Mrs. Brown's name to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the


most prestigious national organi-
zations for students. Chapters
exist in three-fourths of the


direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Dorothy Elizabeth
Buchanan
Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth
Buchanan, age 89, of Hiawassee,
Ga., formerly of Canal Point, died
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at her
home following an extended ill-
ness. Mrs. Buchanan was born on
Oct. 6, 1917 in Lynchburg, Va. to
the late Eugene Boyce Shearer
and the late Sarah Elizabeth Fralin
Shearer. She retired in 1983 with
over thirty five years of service
with the United States Sugar Cor-
poration. Mrs. Buchanan was a
member of the Canal Point United
Methodist Church for over seven-
ty five year.
She was preceded in death by
a brother, Alfred Shearer and a sis-
ter, Katherine Shearer Messer.
Mrs. Buchanan is survived by
one daughter, Judith Buchanan of
Hiawassee; one son, Kendrick E.
(Nancy) Buchanan of Loxahatch-
ee; five grandchildren, Ken and
Annie Norman or Marietta, Ga.,
Mike and Denise Norman of Cum-
ming, Ga., Karen Buchanan and
Craig Sargent of Palm Springs,
Kay Buchanan of Sheboygan,
Wis., Konnie and Chris Keena of
Tallahassee; ten great-grandchil-
dren, two great-great grandchil-
dren, many other relatives and
friends.
Graveside services will be held
on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at
11 a.m. at the Lake Worth Memo-


nation's middle/high schools, and
since 1921 millions of students
have been selected for member-
ship. This year, the following 35
students were inducted into our
National Junior Honor Society at
Osceola Middle School: Joseph
Barletto, Jaiden Barnhart, Ashtyn
Brown, Taylor Douglas, Shenorro
Edwards, Amber Fessl, Kyle Fos-
ter, Brittney Freeman, Kyle
George, Tabitha Gray, Kara Har-
was, Nickey Ingram, Jacob Jack-
son, Trent Johnson, Luke Joles,
Bobby Lange, Kyle Lunt, Codi
Mars, Emma Marshall, Mishal
Mehta, Kaitlyn Miles, Wesley
Mims, Alex Ming, Ali Nunez,
Emily Pickering, Alyssa Power,
Danielle Racine, Katherine Raga-
mat, Carma Rowlett, Tiffany
Rowlett, Jaisa Sinclair, TaDarrell
Smith, Chad Sutton, Elizabeth
Turner, Courtney Wilson, Isabella
Penido. Please join us in congrat-
ulating these students as they are


ry Gardens cemetery in Lake
Worth with the Reverend Jackie
McMillan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish,
the family requests that memori-
als may be made to Regency Hos-
pice of Hiawassee in Mrs.
Buchanan's memory. The family
will meet with friends following
the services.
Mountainview Funeral Home
of Blairsville is in charge of the
arrangements. You may sign the
family guest book and send con-
dolences on line at www.moun-
tainviewfuneralhome.com.
Charles Lowell Schick
Charles Lowell Schick, age 74,
died Oct. 5, 2006, at his residence
in Okeechobee. He was born May
11, 1930, in Lafayette, N.J. and
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for over 30 years. He was
the owner of the Schick Thrift
Store, served in the U.S. Navy
aboard the HSS Hermann DD532,
and enjoyed fishing and socializ-
ing.
He is preceded in death by his
mother Juanita Stickles; father,
Fred Schick; brothers Danny, Joe,
and Freddie Schick; sisters, Sally
Schick, Rose Goble, Nancy Pow-
ers, and Julia Smith.
'He is survived by his son,
Robert (Patsy) Schick of Okee-
chobee; daughters, Shirley (Billy)
Raulerson of Okeechobee, June
(Gene) Smith of Okeechobee,
and Maria (Danny) Norman of
Stillwater, N.J. She is also survived
by sisters, Lena McMickle of
Hampton, N.J. and Juanita Wal-
ters of Bethlem, Pa.; and brother,
John Schick of Warwick, N.Y. In
addition, he is survived by 11
grandchildren and 15 great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10,
2006, at the Buxton Funeral
Home, 110 N.E. Fifth Street. The
American Legion will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


"Achieving Excellence."
Upcoming Events: On Oct. 9,
both the volleyball and soccer
teams will play Indiantown at
4:30 p.m. at OMS. On Oct. 11, vol-
leyball and soccer teams will trav-
el to Gifford and game time is at


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4:30 p.m. Open gym for basket-
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until 7 p.m. Family movie night
will be Oct. 12. Teacher's work-
day is Monday Oct. 16, and Make
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Letter to the Editor

Thank you
Thank you so much for making me, Bob Pegg, the number
one vote-getter in the 2006 primary election and thank you in
advance for your vote of support on Nov. 7.
Bob Pegg

GUARD RAIL: I'm just wondering if the county is going to do anything
about putting a guard rail up on State Road 78 West? On the south side,
we have had four accidents there. When are the going to do something
to improve the conditions there? (Editor's Note: The installation of guard
rails is up to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), not Okee-
chobee County. We spoke with FDOT officials who told us there are no
immediate plans to install guard rails on S.R. 78.)
TRAGEDY: Who is responsible for pulling over drivers on S.R. 70 and
U.S. 441 in Okeechobee the sheriff's office or City of Okeechobee? I
never see anyone patrolling these roads. What I do see is speeders,
aggressive drivers and red light runners. Over 3,000 people a month die in
car accidents in the United States. To put that into perspective: since the
terrorist attack in 2001, where 3,000 people died in a horrible tragedy,
200,000 people have died in car accidents. Isn't this number a tragedy?
Like the terrorist attack, how many of the accidents could have been pre-
vented? This has nothing to do with a person's age or gender. This. is
about your attitude and responsibility to others on the road when you get
behind the wheel.
DEDICATION:As for manpower by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, the patrols in our area are at a very high level. A very good friend
who is with the sheriff's office lives out here and he has made it his
responsibility to patrol the specific area four times daily, as well as seeing a
deputy posted in dose proximity to N.W. 81st Court in the mornings, and
again in the afternoon when buses are delivering our kids home. Many,
many thanks to the sheriff's office for their dedication in this matter. Not
many children are walking home from school bus stops.

BUS STOP: I am glad the parents are now taking the time to walk there
kids to the bus stop both to and from. They should have been doing
this from the beginning. The sheriff's office cannot patrol this neighbor-
hood 24/7.
MINISTRY: After reading the article in the Wednesday, Oct 4, Okee-
chobee News it states that Matthew 25 Ministries is headquartered in Lake
Worth, that's not true. This info comes directly from State of Florida web-
site. Notice the Okeechobee address. Rev Witherow has a principal resi-
dence in the Palm Springs area.

HOME: As for the good Reverend Witherow talking to neighbors
about what his plans were for the home on 81st Court, I think the conver-
sations were non-existent. I am sure that had his plans been made public
to the residents of Dixie Ranch Acres, or any other subdivision where chil-
dren reside, the uproar would have started long ago. Please keep in mind
that at one point the reverend ran a home, much the same as the one in
Dixie Ranch, up in Fort Drum. That area is not a heavily populated area, so
it is most likely that a home of this sort would not, have bben noticed
unless brought to the attention of the residents in that are. And I can
promise, knowing a lot of the families in Fort Drum, the outrage would
have been much the same.
LAWS: I agree that these men have been judged by a jury of their
peers, and have served their time. I do not, however, agree that they have
been rehabilitated in anyway, shape or form. I know we cannot possibly
tell them where they can or can't live, only the law can do that. I do know
that all of us in Dixie Ranch Acres can find a way to help change the laws.
As can any resident of this county who is at all sympathetic to the plight of
all the people in this countywho feel their children are at risk.
HONESTY: I don't know if I need new glasses or what, but I don't
agree with the Matthew 25 Ministry web site. I think honesty is the best
policy and nowhere does it say they help sexual offenders. If they believe
in the program then state up front what they do. I still say that the rights of
others has to be fair for all, otherwise we are in big trouble as a society.
They did wrong they were convicted and they served their time. Now,
we have to trust that the system will once again do its job and the proba-
tion department will do its job. I don't agree that a residential treatment
program should be housed in a residential neighborhood.

PATROLS: I hope the sheriff's office has added extra manpower on
the shifts that are doing extra patrol in the neighborhood in question: oth-
erwise, I am not getting the protection in my neighborhood that I deserve
as a citizen of Okeechobee.

PROTECTION: I am not one to judge, but this is becoming ridiculous.
There are several sworn officers, both county and state, that reside within
yards of 7272 N.W 81st Court. Which 'immediate' neighbors did Rev-
erend Witherow speak to, and when, about his sex offender group
home? The sheriff and county commissioners need to nip this in the bud.
Protect our children, protect our neighborhood and preserve the integrity
of Okeechobee County.
NEW LAWS:: We do need stricter laws in Okeechobee County. Hope-
fully, the county attorney will assist the citizens of this county in finding
ways to bring new laws into effect.



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Upcoming events

Saturday
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
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) 610-1251.
Sunday
A.A meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
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.VP. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The
annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information,' call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.corn/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotay Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone cur-
rently home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome.
For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863)
467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.\W. 24th A e. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a dosed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museums on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of JesusChrist of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984,
for the next camping site.
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 Sec-
ond 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 Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
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Community Events

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from
1 until 4 p.m. Vaccines will also be available Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise,
the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For
information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Hospice hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold yard sales
on Saturday, Oct. 7, and Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For

information, call (863) 467-2321.
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 Worthy Grand Matron
special project, Hospice. For information, call Barbara Watford, WM,
at (863) 763-9500 or (863) 763-4693.
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of 8 am.
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 Okeechobee.
Local health fair scheduled
A health fair to aid the community of Okeechobee will be held at
the complex of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., on
Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Several health-service institu-
tions in Okeechobee will be participating and offering health educa-
tion and direct health services.
Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will beheld 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 thle 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 pro-
gram will consist of an update on the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's roles in Lake Okeechobee. For information contact
Steve Buczynski at (863) 902-0856 or Margaret England at (863) 674-
0695; or, atwww.sta5birding@earthlink.net.
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 auditori-
um 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 Thomps6n'atF(863) 462-5779.
Martha's House hosting dinner
Martha's House will host a free dinner for the public on Monday,
Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on
U.S. 98 N. The dinner is being held to recognize October as Domestic
Violence Awareness Month, honor survivors, bring.awareness to
domestic violence and to show appreciation to the community for
donations that are given throughout the year. The guest speaker will
be Dr. Sandra Blanton. There will also be entertainment. To RSVP,
call (863) 763-2893. If there is no answer, please leave a message.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
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. For 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.
Fair association will meet
A membership meeting of the Okeechobee County Fair Associa-
tion 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. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the
Hamrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at
(863) 763-2684.
Bake sales aid Walk-a-Thon
Okeechobee City Hall's City Team, 55 S.E. Third Ave., will spon-
sor a bake sale each Friday until Oct. 14. Proceeds will go to the
American Cancer 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
Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is
payable by check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or
have AARP insurance to be eligible for the class. Check with your
auto insurance agent for your three-year discount after you have
received your 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 break-
fast will be served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.


The Okeechobee New% Saturday, October 7, 2006


OPINION








SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 7, 2006


Waldau' s Junior Golf to host 15th annual golf tourney


Waldau Junior Golf, Inc., a
non-profit organization, will host
their 15th annual golf party on Fri-
day, Nov. 3 at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club, 405 N.E.
131st Lane. Waldau's Junior Golf
Party begins at 11 a.m. with
lunch, followed by a shotgun


start at 12 noon. The format is an
18-hole scramble, four-man
team.
Proceeds from Waldau's
Junior Golf Party will go to col-
lege scholarships, as well as sup-
port for the Brahman golf team.
Waldau Junior Golf .also helps


young junior golfers through Wal-
dau's Junior Golf Clinic and their
"Van Moore Memorial Young
Junior Golf Awards."
This year's tournament,
"Cheeseburger in Paradise" is
being dedicated to the memory
of Ron Schmidt, a long-time sup-


porter of Waldau's Junior Golf.
"Cheeseburger in Paradise"
scholarships will be awarded this
year to Okeechobee High School
students in his honor.
Waldau's Junior Golf Party
awards team prizes and raffle
prizes. There will also be hole-in-


one prizes which include a truck
from Gilbert Chevrolet.
The awards presentation and
Waldau's famous Dance Party
will follow the tourney at the
Okeechobee Golf & Country Club
restaurant and lounge located on
the second floor. Cheeseburgers


will be on the menu all day.
Space is limited and fills up
quickly for this popular event. For
information, to sign up your team
or for sponsorship information
call Bridgett at (863) 467-7300.
Information is also available at
www.floridajuniorgolf.org.


Brahman bowlers have productive week


The Brahman bowling teams
had a very productive week. On
Wednesday, the. Lady Brahmans
played host to the Lady Titans of
Treasure Coast High School.
The Lady Brahmans won both
their matches. They defeated the
Lady Titans by taking five of seven
points and winning their match.
This win gave them a 4-5 record in
the conference. The Lady Brah-
mans were led by Alycia Eddings'


ning by 286:pins. The team was led
by Robert Rodriquez's. 235 high,
,' Bobby Spelts 232 high, Sonny
Lowe's 199 and Eliseo Fonseca's
.. Y" 196 high. This win improved their
On Thursday the Ft. Pierce Cen-
tral Cobras came to Okeechobee
153 high game and Glenda Shanks' to take on the Brahmans. The Lady
152 high. Brahmans won their match by tak-
The Brahman boys won all. .ing all seven points and improving
seven points and the match, win- 'their record to 5-5. The Lady Brah-


mans were led by Reba Spiess' 149
-,and 144 high games, .Sarah John-
son's 143 high and Alycia Eddings'
132 high.
The Brahman boys' team
bowled over the Cobras by 698
pins, taking all seven points and
again improving their record to 6-4
in conference play. The boys were
led by, Robert Rodriguez' 642
series, 241 and 235 high games,
Sonny Lowe's 217 high and Josh
Stanley's 211 high.
The Brahman bowling team
will travel to Vero Bowl next Tues-
day to take on the Indians of Vero
Beach High School.


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Submitted to Okeecnooee News.Mina Coleman
Catch and release
Three hunters recently participated in a catch and release program for hog hunting. They
were (left to right) Larry Howard, Pete Alfaro and Marvin. The hogs were caught on the
Lykes Bros. lease off Hwy. 70 across the Kissimmee River Bridge.


Sports Briefs


Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondp will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club on Oct. 21 to help send Taek-
wondo students to national com-
petition. Last year's tournament
helped send 34 students to the
Southeastern National 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 tournament
will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start. It
is a four-person scramble. The
entry fee is $50 per person which
includes 18 holes of golf and lunch
following the competition. There
-will be prizes for first, second and
last place. There will also be prizes
for the longest drive and closest to
the pin. Call the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club at (863) 763-
6228; Russ Adams at (863) 357-
0404 or Sunni Adams at (863) 697-
0499. They are also accepting
individual hole sponsors. The fee is


$100 per hole.
OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for-Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brahman
athletics.
For information, contact Daryl
Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 447-0566.


Submitted io Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler
Cowboys ready to play
The O.C.R.A. Jr. Pee Wees Cowboys football team and cheerleaders get ready for the
2006 season. They practice three times a week and prepare for games which are held at
the Sports Complex every Saturday through the month of November.


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Brandon D. Tucker, RP.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., Broker/Assoc.
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John Pell, G.R.I., Broker/Assoc.
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* 170' X 220' building lot in Country Meadows.
Asking only $60,000.

* Seven large Multi-Family lots in great location.
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 7, 2006


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Dr. Randy Huckabee
Senior Pastor, First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee
When you live in such an afflu-
ent society as America, we know
there will be depression among
those who are on the lower end
of economic ladder. However,
depression is a very real and con-
stant problem among the wealthy
and famous. One would think
that with so many people having
been blessed financially and with
success, depression would be the
farthest thing from the tabloids
and newspaper. On. a daily basis,
we hear of those who have admit-
ted themselves into programs for
drug addiction, alcohol abuse or
to address an emotional need due
to a suicidal tendency. The leaders


in the Bible also faced times
where they battled depression.
Elijah, one of the greatest
prophets of all time experienced a
real challenge of overcoming a
sense of helplessness and futility.
Through his life, we can learn
how to become depressed, as if
we need help, right?!
Hopefully, if we know how to
become depressed, we can
reverse the choices and be free
from feelings of despair. Here are
the three things one can do to be
depressed. You can find a place to
be alone. Elijah ran away into the
wilderness and got by himself. It
did not take long for the devil to
convince him that he was the only
one who still was serving God but
the Lord later reminded him there


were several thousand who had
yet to bow their knee to Baal.*
Being alone is the one thing we
don't need to do when we are
struggling. Find a real friend who
will exhort and encourage you.
Allow them to know what you are
thinking and battling so they can
pray and walk you through this
valley or challenge.
Second, we can become
depressed when we focus on the
negative. Elijah had forgotten
about the fire and the prophets
that were slain on Mt Carmel. All
he could think about was one
irate woman named Jezebel! He
was blinded to the truth and
began to think he was not effec-
tive. Never do we make all the
impact we desire, but we often


Okeechoctee News Pete Gawda
Results of Prayer
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene reminds us of the results of prayer.


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to reply.


Religion Briefs


Church of God
hosting drama
Okeechobee Church of God,
301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present
a walk-through drama entitled
"Tribulation House" on Oct. 19,
20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-4127. This
event is not for younger children.
Children under the age of 12
must be accompanied by an
adult.

Church spon
scoring fundraiser
A family portrait fundraiser
sponsored by the Okeechobee
Church of God youth group will
be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Satur-


day, Nov. 4, at 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. Ticket.are $10, and covers
the sitting fee and a 10 x 13 fami-
ly portrait. For tickets and infor-
mation, call Donna at (863) 697-
1789.
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, Ger-
man 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.


Unchanging message
Pastor John Hurst and Peace Lutheran Church would like
Gospel changes lives.


Cornerstone

welcomes

new pastor
The Cornerstone Baptist
Church, 18387 Hwy.'441 North,
would like to welcome Pastor
Tommaso Tasquarella, Stacey
Tasquarella, his wife and his fami-
ly to Okeechobee. They will be
joining us from Durham, N.C. Pas-
tor Tasquarella will become our
:neo pastor e'ffecti e Oct. 8.-,
Sunday school begins at 9:45
a.m. Morning worship service
starts at 11 a.m.
"May God bless us with many
exciting things to be happening at
Cornerstone Baptist."


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make a greater impact on others
than we realize!
Third, if you want to be
depressed, forget God's provi-
sion! God awakened Elijah and
fed him twiceand allowed him to
sleep. Sometimes after a huge
emotional event in your life, the
best thing you can do is sleep.
Sometimes, we get depressed
and we don't want to eat and we
get run down. God fed Elijah
physically and emotionally on the
back side of the desert. He also
brought a great wind and an
earthquake but God did not speak
in those displays of natural power.
God waited till it all quieted down
and then spoke softly to Elijah.
When you begin to get low,
remember He loves you more
than you realize. Also, listen to His
of$ft voice as He often gets missed
by all of the world's noise and
.confusion. Get quiet and just let
him speak; everyone else always
'have something to say but we
really need to hear Him! Have a
blessed day and remember He
has a plan for your life and it is
filled with hope Jeremiah 29.11!


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Traditional Sunday Worship:
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Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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At the Movies f 9 i

The following movies are now **
showing at the Brahman Theatres e
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 6, 4
through Thursday, Oct: 12, are as 1
follows: -. .


Theatre I -"The Guardian" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15
p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "School for
Scoundrels"(PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and9 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-
7202.

Briefs

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need -to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide


foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact
Karissa Richards at 1-(800) 403-
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RED NOSE PIT, approx 8 mo.
Female, Found on 10/4, Vic.
NW 6th St: Call to identify.
(863)357-3697


BEAGLE- Male, approx 4 mo.
old. Vic. of Belmont area
Sunday night. Please call
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IPOD NANO, Lost at Brahman
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Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
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KITTENS 2 males left, 10
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Sat, Oct. 7th, 7am to??
Consolidating 2 homes into 1,
clothing, household items
& much more.
Everything must go.
Earn some extra cash.
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Employment -
Fulln-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
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
(863)357-1748




ASSISTANT
MANAGER
($30,000 to start) &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
AUTOMOTIVE SALES
NO PRIOR SALES
EXPERIENCE NEEDED
WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
CAREGIVER
To live in home in Ohio w/older
woman, Room/Board,
Salary, Se Habla Espanol
(863)467-0429
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Looking for upcoming:
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES
PIPE LAYERS
CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
GENERAL LABORERS
Pis. Fax resume to:
863-763-3697


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208 South Parrot Ave.
863-763-9299
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Need Exp. Dozer & End/Back
Dump Operators. Valid D/L.
Drug test req. Call Dickerson
772-429-4465 M/F/V/D.EOE.


NEEDED FOR
BUSY LAW OFFICE
Must be
organized and
self motivated.
Fax Resume
& Salary
Requirements to:
863-467-1968
EOE
FAMILY PRESERVATION
SERVICES
FPS is seeking FT/PT
Targeted Case Managers
working with children in
Okeechobee.
BS/BA required.
Flexible hours.
EOE/DFWP
Fax Resume
772-464-0087
GATOR FEED COMPANY
Needs F/T TRUCK DRIVER
Class A or B required.
(863)763-3337
INSURANCE AGENCY
Licensed CSR/Agent
Immediate opening
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900S Parrott Ave.
(863)467-4522
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
(863)357-0852
MECHANIC
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
CONTROL DESK
Parttime & full time.
(863)610-0852
WAREHOUSE DELIVERY HELP
Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid driver's license.
MAGNA-BON
(863)357-0400
8:0a.m 4:00p.m.
Monday Friday
Ask for Sandy or Sue


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

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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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 required.
Must have references.
We offer a competitive salary with Group insurance available,
retirement plans, paid time off and vacation pay.
Experienced need only apply.
Please stop by 8:00 a.m. 5 p.m. and pick up an application.
200 NW 5th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972


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


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MANAGEMENT

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
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



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



SCHOOL BUS
DRIVER
(BRIGHTON RESERVATION)

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:
954-967-3477


FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE/COOK
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
Excellent communication skills.
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, 40.1K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


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


HEAD TEACHER
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
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
(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 bums. 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.
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Customer Service Representative. This is a
part time position that could lead to full
time employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
Be able to .handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
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The Okeechobee News offers:
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SERVICE PLUMBER, F/T,
for busy local plumbing
company. Experience is
required, Valid DL.
Good pay & benefits.
Call 863-467-2564
RECEPTIONIST P/T,
Excellent phone skills and
small office Multitasking.
Call 863-467-2564.
A Drug free work place:
TIRE CHANGER/MECHANIC
Exp. a+, Will train right candi-
date. Call Total Roadside
Services (863)634-7266
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Gas/Convenience Store
Big Cypress Reservation


High School Diploma, Associates Degree
preferred. Minimum of 1 year retail
experience. Excellent communication skills.
2 years supervisory/management
experience. Flexible hours, FL drivers
license. Pay based on experience, with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477


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


NOTICE
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
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
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we may not be aware of the
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Babyeittifng 405'
c a eee:4150
Chs4 Care Offd45
Instruction 420-
cervlces Offered425
Insurance ':43Q0


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


AIR CONDS (2) window units,
19K BTU, 220V & 12K
SBTU, 220 V, $200 will sell
.rrle (K8.3697.6113
WINDOW UNIT, Maytag,
10,000 BTU, used 2 sea-
-sons, $20. (863)675-1098


ANTIQUE BREAKFRONT- ma-
hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer
(863)467-6805
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981


RANGE & DRYER- elec, excel-
lent condition $200 for both
or will sell separate
(863)697-6033
REFRIGERATOR- Whirlpool,
.Euippeoc, maker Runr
grear $80. t803j)467-.132e
STOVE- Gibson, Self cleaning
$100. or best offer
(863)763-0669


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Castle Doll House
Princes and princesses of all
ages will love this do-it-your-
self castle doll house. The
project features a working
drawbridge, realistic battle-
ments and bright pennants. It
measures 36 in. tall by 30 in.
wide by 20 in. deep.

Castle Doll House plan
(No. 794). . $7.95
Victorian Doll House plan
(No. 671). .. $9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) . $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)

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Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

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Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens I Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment .
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys N Games 730
VCRe 735
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STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
(863)228-2351
UPRIGHT FREEZER 31mond
v:, lor. 28' w 2,.' d, p.-J3
wI,] $7' 6 . 79
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UPRIGHT FREEZER- Frigi'lirC
27 u 1 ITii bradtirj n'tE
i.500 ,r t'be '; rjilte
18630167-1232
WASHER & OR iER- GE Super
"3p,jeCily. brarir, nei' i,50l)i


LADIES BIKE, 26 e.-:elln[
co0nd ion 150
18631"763-3497
RALEIGH. Mens 10 :peie
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liarn .75 (856l135.-8625
SCHWINN. 1970s Sinrigrjy
will 'Srn irnniri ii'i"; ps (elleril
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METAL BUILDING- 30',30'.
Never ui.ed $6451)
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954-605-.300
UTILITY SHED- 10.20. Good
conilli10fi Noi le31, Skid
mouni Ted Shea Repiica ',u
move. $1000 i863167-4-0l16



Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professioni
Installati W qfSorm.
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


CRADLE SWING, Fisher Price,
like new, $70.
(863)673-3662


HATS, Stetson. $25
(863)634-5914
WESTERN BOOTS, Leather
Justin, size 11. $25
(863)634-5914


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare albums, items
from Graceland, memorabilia.
$550 neg. (863)467-0627
HARLEY DAVIDSON TELE-
PHONE- Fat Boy 2003, nev-
* er ot ..of. box, $50
(863)467-2112 after 5pm


WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


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COMPAQ PENTIUM 4-
Complete, keyboard, mouse,
educational program, $250
(863)843-0158
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.
(863)675-2136.
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.



PILLOWS (4) & AFGAN, deco-
rative green. $15 for all.
(863)467-8681


BED- Queen size, With head-
board. Like new. $200.
(863)675-0957
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- Like new, $100.
(863)634-7318
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 (863)946-3265
CRIB/YOUTH BED w/dresser,
wood frame, $200/best of-
fer. (863)675-0800 or
863-571-1333 Iv. msg.
Daybed/Trundle, wht.metal,
Rattan swivel chrs.(2), sm.
wicker chest, fir. lamp. $350.
Will sell sep. 863-763-8011
DINETTE SET- Table W/2
leaves, 6 Capt. chairs, solid
wood, good cond., $150 neg
(863)634-5095
DINING ROOM SET, Seats 8,
with 6 chairs. $100
(863)357-1430
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500
(863)983-5364
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.
GLASS TABLE TOP, Pier 1,
non-tempered 30" round &
1/2" thick, use for small table.
$35 firm. (863)467-5877
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good con-
dition. $800. (863)946-3265
KING SIZE HEAD BOARD-
wooden, ornate, excellent
condition, includes bed
frame $300 (863)357-2555
LARGE MIRROR- 28x46, leaf
design, like new,,$45
(863)610-1276. .
RECLINER, Rocker[, 1, good
condition. $100
(863)357-5754
ROCKER/RECLINERS, (2),
w/footstools, beige, exc.
cond., never used, $125 for
both. (863)634-7359


ROCKING CHAIRS- wooden,
$50 for both or will separate
(863)675-3944 La Belle
SLEEPER SOFA- Queen size,
light brown, very good cond.
$150 neg (863)634-5095
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
(863)467-8681
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $700
(863)634-7864


AMMO type 223 Rem, 200
rounds clipd, $50/will divide.
Call Ross, 863-983-8661.
NYLON 66-22 & SURVIVAL 22
Semi auto. $400/all, will sell
separate. 863-467-9892 Okee
RIFLE, Thompson Center, 36
cal., as new, in box, uses
#11 percussion caps. $300
(863)697-9616



A LOSE THE
7 POUNDS &
INCHES
FOREVER!
All natural, Doctor recom-
mended & guaranteed. FREE
Samples. 863-357-3430


DR. SCHOOLS PARAFIN
BATH, Scented wax, insulated
hand & foot cover, new condi-
tion. $25 neg.D(863)675-2596
HOVEROUND SCOOTER,
Motorized cart, good condi-
tion. $200 or best offer.
(863)467-5709
VICK'S VAPORIZER & SOLU-
TION, in original box. $10 or
best offer. 863-675-2596


CELL PHONE, NOKIA 5165
with charger, car charger,
booklet, works, $25. Call
863-763-0625.
EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi
Hollow body, Classic, $600
(863)467-9402
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1 brown, 1 white. Glass front,
lass shelves, good cond.
50/both,will sep. 697-9979
MOBILE HOME STEPS- 2, fi-
berglass, 5 steps with rails.
$250. Will separate.
(863)697-2704
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
(863)634-9119



GUITAR- Fender Nashville
STelecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
$399 (863)763-8667
HAMMOND ORGAN upright;
bik. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.
863-983-8131


AMAZON PARROT- Double
Yellow Head & cage. $700.
(863)467-1950
AQUARIUM- 125 gal. Salt wa-
ter. Oak base, pump & filtra-
tion. Rocks & foliage.
$1000. (863)467-8250
BOA 4'- with cage, $100
(863)634-7109
BOA CONSTRICTOR- 5', $100.
Firm (863)801-3622 or
801-3877
Catahula Leopard Hound
Pups, 2 td colored males, 8
wks. old, 1st shots, vet ck'd,
$200 sell sep.
(561)575-1790 ,
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
(863)824-8749
COCKATIEL, $30
(863)467-5709
DOG CRATE, for the back of
truck, 4x4 Diamond Plate..
$350 (863)673-1464 -
DOG KENNEL- 10x10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
(863)467-0354
DOVES (13), $75 for all or will
separate. (863)675-4981
ENGLISH BULL DOG- 12wks
old, beautiful, AKC, wormed,
Vet checked, $450
(678)865-4919
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS PUPS-
AKC, Ready 10/2, Health
cert., Wormed, 1st shots.
$600. (863)241-3162
MATA MATA TURTLE- $250
(863)697-1443
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
801-3877
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, AKC
Available for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410
ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, black
& brown $10.
(863)610-2126


COMPOUND BOW, Jennings
Uni-tech XLR, 70 lb draw &
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
$230. (863)635-0079
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
$600. (863)634-2812
POOL TABLE LIGHT, $60
(863)634-7318



"FOSTEX 24 CHANNEL DIGI-,
TAL stereo recorder. Built in
CD burner.' $800.
863-467-9402
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
(863)634-6476.
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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
TELEVISION- Zenith, older
model, off white cabinet,
works well, $25
.(863)467-2112 after 5pm


-ERATOR 4000- Coleman,
uns good. $300. or best of-
fer. (863)801-3622
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
(863)241-1793
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
863-763-6629
TABLE SAW, 10" & 4" Planer
combination, cast Iron, $100
(863)675-4991
VALVE MACHINE Black &
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
diesel, $2K. 863-805-8769


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
(561)281-4153
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Pdlt ry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




FORD 3000 TRACTOR Runs
good, $4800 Negotiable.
863-763-4149/561-758-4337
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 habits, $2K Neg.
863-805-8769/599-9477
BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1500,
child gentle, easy keeper
(863)983-8646
FILLY- tyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
NG, 13 yrs. old, gray,
fast, used on barrels &
d cows, exc. manners,
0.(863)673-5058
GERMAN WESTFALEN- Warm
blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
$2500. (863)357-JUMP
Junior Western Saddle, Pro-
fessional Line, Saddle King,
Ozark leather, handcrafted,
$300. (863)763-6507
MARE Quarterhorse, 4 yrs.,
green broke, needs good
home. $500. 239-707-5423
Call Sharon in Labelle area
PFHA. 13 year old, Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704
REG BREEDING STOCK PAINT
MARE- 4yo, exc cutting
bloodlines, super easy keep-
er$2500 (863)801-9188
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Sat. Oct. 14th, 1Oam
Okeechobee Agri. Civic
Center. Blackhawk Horse
Sales 864-710-1735.
FLAB#2502, FLAU2104



LAWN TOOLS, Chipper/Shred-
der & Lawn Edger $110 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-4991
MOWER DECKS, 2 38" wide,
$60. Call (863)532-9182.
RIDING MOWER- 8hp Snap-
per, very good cond., w/bag-
ger, $550 (863)675-0247
LaBelle area


COWS FOR SALE- 70 pairs,
30 bred cows, 2nd & 3rd tri-
mester, Call (863)634-2388
(863)634-7051


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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 beauti-
ful home with stainless appli-
ances. Top of the line carpets in
bedrooms, Corian countertops
much' .Tore $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 Partnerx


Berger Real Estate
863-447-1443 cell
863-763-5335 office
GREAT LOCATION 3BR/2BA,
on 2.5 lots, no pets/smok-
ing, $1075/mo. $1k
Sec.Dep. 863-634-1554
GREAT LOCATION/PRIVATE
3/1.5 Ranch house, 1k S.F.,
Close to county bldgs/hosp.
$850/mo. 863-634-0894
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, tennis,
$1100/mo (863)697-3008
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA on
1 acre, in ground pool, private
setting, $1250/mo. + 1st, last
& sec. Possible rent to own for
qualified buyer. Call Ellen
(863)357-6080
OKEECHOBEE- brand new 3/2
+ Bonus room, deluxe interi-
or, Avail immediately,
$1300/mo (561)307-2502
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1 st & last (561)262-9191
SW OKEECHOBEE 2BR/2BA
907 SW 2nd Ave, W/D incl.
$850/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)634-0512
TAYLOR CREEK 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F, furnished. Lake ac-
cess w/dock. $1,000/mo.
863-670-5967
TAYLOR CREEK 3BR/2BA
2100 S.F., lake access
w/dock, $1450/mo.
863-670-5967
TAYLOR CREEK ISLE, Lake
access, lovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
nice quiet neighborhood,
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.,
(772)287-2722
TREASURE ISLAND
4 BR, 2 BA., CBS
on the water w/lake access.
Newly renovated, Lease & Ref.
$1200 mo. + $1800 dep.
863-467-1788/863-634-9119



NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE-:900 sq. ft.
Close proxim1.y to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifieds.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
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



APT. 1BR/1BA & AN EFFC'Y.
Located in Viklng/Pralrle
Both very clean, Apt.-
$550/mo. Effc'y $450/mo.
No pets. 561-329-8205
COUNTRY COTTAGE Private
dock. 1br, 1ba, Furn'd. in-
cludes Util & Dish TV. No pets.
$750. mo. (863)467-1950
N. of OKEE-2Br,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
vlidp(surfinthenet.net
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call
(863)634-7722
Unfurnished Studio Apt (In-
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
incld'd. (863)610-0861
Villa, 2br/2ba, $900 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env., no pets, lawn maint., 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750
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BEST DEAL in OKEECHOBEE
-BUCKHEAD RIDGE-
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 imo.
No Credit Check/No Closing $
863-357-3800/574-971-7497
MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
863-357-1784/239-821-8787
OKEECHOBEE- single wide,
new floors and fridge, 3br,
2ba, carport, until shed, in
clean & tidy 55+ Adult MH
Park. $17,500
(978)249-7396 or email
lenniepoet@hotmall.com


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065,
Resort Property 0
Sale .1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


FORD ESCORT LX '97, 4 door,
excellent condition, all pow-
er, $1500 (863)357-1430
FORD ESCORT WAGON '97-
5spd, good cond., needs 02
sensor, $750
(863)983-8646
FORD TAURUS 1989 Station
Wagon. New brake job.
Good work car. $750 neg..
(863)675-6822/675-1907
HONDA CIVIC EX '94- red, 2
dr, sunroof, souped up,
needs TLC, $1500 firm
(863)467-2446
HONDA DESOL '94- white,
convertible, $3000
(863)763-7060
MERCURY COUGAR 1989,
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600. (863)634-2812


BASSWOOD- PRICE RE-
DUCEDI FSBO, New, 04',
2/2/2 maple cabinets, walk
in closets, hurricane shut-
ters, other upgrades, lot
124x125. 100% fin. avail.
$165,000 (239)989-5063
heyfay@yahoo.com



GREAT FOR COMMUTERS!
3BR/2BA CBS w/office. Locat-
ed near Everglades Elemen-
tary. Built in 2003. Lg. laundry
room, lots of storage/closets.
20x30 carport/workshop, encl.
on concrete slab detached
from house. 10x20 covered
back porch, well & water sys-
tem. Large lot for area. Priced
to Sell!! Call 863-634-9630
OKEECHOBEE- By owner, DW,
3br, 2ba, over 1200 sq ft.,
lake access, 50 ft dock,
fenced yard w/ beautiful
landscaping, open interior
design, many more features,
$154,900 Call
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br, 2ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed.
772-597-6158/954-801-6158


Mobile Homes.



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




BHR W/F- 3/2 Doublewide
$750 mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031
IMMACULATE D/W 2BR/2BA
W/F w/dock, Lg. rooms, hard-
wood'firs., partial furn., W/D,
storage bldg. $1100/mo.
F/L/S. 863-467-8683




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



MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some until. (863)634-3451
NEW D/W-3BR/2BA
on two lots. No pets/smoking.
$850/mo. $850 Sec.Dep.
863-634-1554
Newly Remodeled,
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
(863)634-8674.
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br, 2ba,
$700. mo. + 1st, last & sec.
No pets (863)763-6232
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br,
1ba, furnished, boat dock,
adults only, no pets. $800/mo.
1st & last. (321)777-1376
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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jt Skiie 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycle s 3030
Sport Velicles/ATVs 3035



BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trlr.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Mariner motor & trailer $650
(239)770-6718
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
$100. (863)357-6113 "
GRIZZLY TRACKER 1648 '06
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke, troll., mtr., galv.
trir., $4500. 239-229-2974
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $2495 firm.
(863)763-9998


TRAVEL TRAILER 20' long,
no leaks, needs work, no ti-
tle, $500. (863)946-091.2



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


CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen end., all
extras. Like new, $12K
863-357-1784/239-821-8787


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
CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
lass, for boat or pontoon.
300 (561)723-1690
FISHING OUT RIGGERS- 15'
aluminum & S/S. $100
(863)675-7391 after 6pm
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,;
oar. $1700 (863)675-0162


HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $1500 Call Don
(863)467-1261.__ ..._._
SCOOTER, Kasea,6OB motor-
ized, by Quingqt,?uns good,'
can be tagged for road use,;
$500 (863)228-4202
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.
(863)634-2280



HONDA RANCHER, '2005,
Low hours. Great Christmas
gift $3500. 863-517-0448
YAMAHA KODIAK 450 06
auto. 4x4, 2yrs. ext. warr.,
push button 4whl. drive, low
hours. $5K. 863-228-1730


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars -1030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



Buick 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.
(863)201-3492
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89, Sta-
tion wagon, as-is, $800 or
best offer (863)983-9780
Chevy Monte Carlo SS, '86,
350 mtr., turbo 350 trans.,
$2500. 863-675-4697 or
239-872-9884


Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating
potable water to Insure the future safety of our dnnkng water. The water users
may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after October 9,
2006. These conditions will last until the end of the month of October 31,2006.
These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however, If you are
on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for special Instructions con.
coming this matter. If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, you should con-
tact you local tropical ish store for advice and take appropriate action to Insure
that you have properly treated the water before adding it to your aquarium,
The hydrant flushing during this period may cause the water to become cloudy and
discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a lfe
hours.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please
keep in mind that this necessary to provide safe water for the customers ol
Okeechobee Utility Authority.
f additional information is needed, contact Roy Reno at 763-3239. We regrt any
inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
165471 ON 10/6,7,8/2006


JAGUAR '91, Souv., 4 door,
recent tune up, a/c converted
to 134A, new tires, brakes,
wheel bearings, above average
condition, $3450
(863)634-4798
MERC GRAND MARQUIS '01-

loaded, 35K, exc cond.
$8500 (561)307-2502
MERCURY COUGAR, '95, U-6,
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4579.
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.
(863)634-4518


EZ GO GOLF CART 3 wheel-
er, w/charger. Runs well.
$500. 863-675-7825
GOLF CART 4 whl, w/battery
charger, runs & looks great.
$800 firm. 863-697-2631 or
(863)763-7666 eves.


FACTORY RIMS- For Dodge
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $300.
or bestoffer. (863)697,906
FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers';
side, good cond. white,
.$150 (863)675-0188
FORD F600 4 DR. DUMP
Truck, '77. Motor stuck since
hurricane. $800.763-1370
FRONT BUMPER Boss Hawg
replacement, fits 03-C
Dodge 2:500/3500 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
HOOD FOR FORD VAN, New in
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
TONNEAU COVER Florida
Line, fits 99-up F250/350
Super Duty short bed, ma-
roon, $650. (863)697-0328
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $900 or
best offer. (863)697-8906
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
(863)467-8856


CHEVY 1500 FULL SIZE'90
runs good, cold a/c, $2K or
best offer. 863-467-8445 or
863-697-8073
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 or best offer.
(863)697-9806
CHEVY S-10, '87, V8 conver-
sion, overdrive, a/c, runs
very good. $2500.
(863)697-2525
DODGE DAKOTA '95, 4 cyl.,
manual trans., $1300 or best
offer. (863)983-8560 leave
message .
DODGE DAKOTA '96- 4 cyl, 5
spd, AC, good cond., $2500
(772)618-0607
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
863-357-1784/239-821-8787
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
$900 or best offer.
(863)467-8464
FORD F150 LARIAT'90
V8, auto, P/S, P/W, needs
paint. Runs great $1200.
561-758-4337/863-763-4149
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.
(863)517-0448
FORD F350 '90 cab & chas-
sey w/22k mIs., 7.3 Itr. die-
sel, auto, a/c, runs great.
$3500. 863-357-2792 or
772-201-8940
FORD F350 DUALLY '90
Gas, runs good. $2500.
See at: 6420 Hwy.98 N. Okee
863-697-2434


FORD RANGER XLT'92
4 cyl, standard, cold a/c,
$1200 Negot 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337
FORD UHAUL TRUCK '79 14'
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.
(863)634-2280
NISSAN PU XE '95- ext cab, 6
cyl., asking $2500
(863)261-2729


BOX VAN TRAIL MOBILE,
48Ft. Good tires. New brake
job. Road Worthy $2250.
(863)675-6822/675-1907
FLAT BED TRAILER, 8x14,
double axle, with ramps,
4 gooseneck, steel floor.
1450 (863)697-9704
NEW'06 UTILITYTRAILER
heavy duty, 6x12, tandem
axle, elec. brakes, $1500.
863-467-8292
OPEN TRAILER, '07 6x12.
Tandem axle, 3' sides, brand
new. $1200. 863-634-1183
UTILITY TRAILER, '06 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, $585.
(561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER, Triple
Crown, 4ft driver on gate. On-
board Diamond tool box. Exc.
-Cond.-$900. 18631i6,-6909 ,


CHEVY VAN '93, 1 ton, needs
engine, rebuilt trans. $400
(863)634-9345
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.
GMC HIGHTOP VAN Ice
Cream Trk, clean & ready to
go, $2500neg
(863)697-1181 10am-6pm
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER'96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2250. Neg. 863-763--3190
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
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


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Auto, excellent condition, low-low price. .... $4,988
1999 Toyota Camry LE
Automatic, ice cold air, wow! $5,988
2000 Toyota Corolla
Automatic, great value. ....................... $5,988
2000 Ford Explorer XLT
Full power.$......6,988
Full pow er. ............................................-$6 ,9 8 8
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis
Leather, loaded, low price! $6,988
1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Automatic, full power, luxury for less! .........$6,988
2001 Hyundai Sonata
Automatic, Ice cold air, great value! ............$6,988
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS
Automatic, moonroof, low-low price... .. $6,988


2000 Volvo S80
Auto, moonroof, leather, luxury for less. ... $8,988
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
Automatic, ice cold air, great price. ..........$..$8,988
2003 Pontiac Aztec
Automatic, nice SUV and a low price........... $8,988
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
Automatic, leather, nice car! .................. $9,988
2002 Hyundai XG350L
Leather, white pearl, gorgeous..............$10,988
2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium
Leather, 16k m iles ....................... ............. 1 0 ,9 88
2003 Dodge Caravan SE
Automatic, 7-passenger seating. .............$10,988
2005 Chevy Malibu Classic
Automatic, low miles ................$10,988
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Automatic, full power, won't last @. ..........$10,988


2005 Mercury Sable
Automatic, 2 to choose from...starting @ $11,988
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
Automatic, loaded, wow! ................... $12,988
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Automatic, 6-cyl, great price! .. ................$12,988
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Automatic, full power, low miles. ............$13,988r
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
V6, automatic, only 35k miles...............$15,988
2004 Dodge Durango SLT
7-passenger seating, automatic...............$16,988
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS
Automatic, hard to find diesel engine!.... $16,988
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Ltd
Leather, low miles. ............ .............. $16,988
2003 Ford F150 XLT SuperCrew
Automatic, V8, low miles. ...... ......... $17,988


2005 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe
Qnly,14k miles, black, nice car! ................$17,988
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab
Leather, nice truck! $18,988
2003 Cadillac CTS
Auto, leather, moonroof, great price! ......$19,988
2005 Chevy Avalanche LT
Loaded, custom wheels & tires. ......$21,988
2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Auto, air, only 4k mi, save $$$ from new $22,988
2006 Pontiac Solstice Convertible
Only 7k miles, save thousands. ........... $24,988
2006 Cadillac SRX
7-pass, auto, low miles, save thousands! ...$25,988
2005 Ford F250 XLT SuperCab
4x4, diesel........................... 31,988
Over 150 More To Choose From


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