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OHS will host
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.

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YMS upcoming
school events
Students and staff will report
to school on Tuesday, October
17. This was originally sched-
uled as a Teacher Work Day but
was changed to a make up day
for the day missed due to Tropi-
cal Storm Ernesto.
Yearling is working to make
our afternoon student pick-up
more safe and efficient. The
new\ afternoon pick-up seems
to be going very \\ell! Thank
you for your assistance! If you
are asking your child to cross
the street and to be picked up
at the softball fields, please
remember the school loses its'
authority once students are
outside school property.
Several parents have
expressed an interest in starting
a PTO at Yearling. We conduct-
ed our first PTO Meeting Tues-
day, September 26 with
approximately 30 parents,
teachers and students in atten-
dance. If you would like to
assist with PTO, please contact
Drema Brewer at (863) 462-
5056.
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Drought Index
Current: 491
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.27 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
15.52 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index


City, Raulerson reach settlement


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Pending litigation between a
former major with the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
(OCPD) and the City of Okee-
chobee over his termination has
been settled out of court.
The city and John Thomas
'Tommy' Raulerson reached
accord during mediation on Fri-
day, Sept. 29, in West Palm Beach.
On Sept. 23, 2004, Mr. Rauler-
son was terminated for allegedly
violating OCPD procedures by


reportedly accepting a tarpaulin
and toiletry items while on duty in
DeSoto County during the hurri-
cane relief efforts subsequent to
Hurricane Charlie in 2004.
The former major was accom-
panied in DeSoto County by four
other city police officers Aug. 21-
27,2004.
The terms of the settlement
between the City of Okeechobee
and Mr. Raulerson include:
Payment on behalf of the city
to Mr. Raulerson in the sum of
$75,000, inclusive of attorney's


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fees and costs.
A general release executed
by Mr. Raulerson in favor of the
city for all claims, and a dismissal
of all pending litigation.,
A letter from the city which
rescinds the previous letter of ter-
mination of Mr. Raulerson's
employment, with an immediate
written resignation from employ-
ment by Mr. Raulerson. The pur-
pose of this is to permit Mr. Rauler-
son, if otherwise permitted by law,
to reinvest certain funds into his
retirement program he possessed


prior to his termination.
Mr. Raulerson will be permit-
ted to be on the city council agen-
da prior to Nov. 1, or appear
through counsel, to address the
city council. No action by the
council will be taken on the
appearance.
Neither party shall disparage
the other in any manner concern-
ing the issues raised in litigation.
There is no acknowledgement
in the settlement. of liability on the
claims by the City of Okeechobee,
but due to uncertainties of litiga-


tion, it was in the best interests of
each party to resolve the matter
prior to trial.
The other officers alleged that
while helping with relief that Mr.
Raulerson had taken toothpaste,
water, personal hygiene items and
a blue tarp from the distribution
center. The tarp was said to be
used to cover a.leak in the roof of
his father-in-law's house that was
caused by winds from the hurri-
cane. Mr. Raulerson's father-in-
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People who remember the
Great Depression may recall that
to help get the country back to
work, the federal government
adopted an "activist posture" and
sponsored work projects from
dam building to tree planting to
help provide employment to all
manner of workers in the floun-
dering U.S. economy of the
1930s.
The Civilian Conservation,
Corps planted trees where over
logging had stripped the forests
and built structures and roads in
public parks, like Highlands
Hammock State Park in Sebring.
Another government sponsored
work project was the Federal
Writer's Project.
The Federal Writer's Project
employed over 10,000 people in
the course of its existence,


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among them two writers that we
know of in the lake area, Mrs.
Robert. Eures and Mrs. Texas
Morgan. Both wrote from the
Venus area of Glades County.
Mrs. Morgan interviewed a
woman named Lolly Bleu on
November 28, 1938. Many of the
people interviewed for our "Rec-
ollections" series had hard times,
too. But Lolly Bleu is identified as
a Florida 'squatter'. A squatter is


so called because they neither
own nor rent the land upon
which they live. The interview
begins:
Lolly did not meet me at the
door when I knocked, but in
response to a low, gentle, "Come
in please"; I entered the large
front room of the dwelling. She
was sitting in a log rocking chair
of the porch type, holding upon
her lap a child whom she was
carefully feeding. She was neat
and clean and her hair was
smoothly brushed. Her dress
was old and faded, but clean.
Lolly said that her family
came from Texas to Florida
about 18 years ago. Both she and
her husband "Pa" as she called
him were born in Texas down on
the Gulf coast. (It says she is 50
years old and her husband 67.)
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"I know I look older for I'm so
thin and my hair is grey, but I've
had a hard life and had so many
children. I am riot yet quite fifty but
will be soon. I have, two grown
sons married and livin' away from
home besides these eleven chil-
dren here. One of my girls, Dee is
down on the Lake working' in a
caf&. I never thought of trying' to
limit my family.
"But I started to tell you about
our farmin' in Texas. Both me and
Pa were raised on farms, though
his Pa had a larger one and a citrus
and ornamental nursery. Pa
learned the nursery business there
and he sure does know it, too. We
had a little nursery 'way out here in
the woods about two miles away
for awhile and we sold some stock,
then one night somebody stole all
the little trees and we ain't been
able to get another started that way
since."
"I always did love to plant seeds
and watch the baby plants come
up. And I always liked to make jam
and jelly and to can vegetables. I
still do a lot of that'work and take
care of any we have left over here.
Just step out here with me. Now
did you ever see a prettier lot of
canned goods? Just look at those
turnips and those little tomatoes in
preserves," she said with pride.
The small shed room was lined
with shelves which were filled with


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This was a hotel, general merchandise and gasoline busi-
ness in the town of Venus, perhaps the very store where Lolly
Bleu sold her canned goods. Mrs. Bleu was interviewed in
November, 1938. The photo was taken some two months
later in January, 1939.


preserves, jellies, canned fruit and
vegetables all sparkling and clear.
"I would rather can in glass
when I can get the glasses. We
never throw away a glass jar of any
kind. The food looks so pretty in
them and I just love to come out
here and look at it often.
I sell some of my canned goods
when we need the money for
something else, but we use most of
it. The grocery store likes my can-
nin' and they will take a lot of it
sometimes. I sell my quilts, too but
it always makes me feel bad to part
with one of them. The girls help
me a lot with this work and do it as
well as I do. Wait a minute, I'll get
my quilts. Now isn't this one pretty?


See, it is made of such tiny pieces,
but I just can't bear to throw away
even the tiny scraps. My daughter
Dee says that I could piece a quilt
out of string and I most believe I
could."
I never did exhibit any of them
at the State Fair. I have thought of it,
but then there might be a lot of
people come out here to take up
my time about them and so I just
didn't do it. I don't want to sell
them anyway except when we just
need the money so bad. That box
over there is filled with quilt tops. I
have to wait awhile sometimes
before I can finish the quilts, but I
keep right on piecing them.
"When Pa worked on FERA


(Federal Emergency Relief Admin-
istration, another New Deal pro-
gram) he did a lot of farm \work at
night by moonlight. If the moon
was shining' bright, then he didn't
have to have a lantern, but if it was
dark one of the little boys hold the
lantern for him. Of course, we all
Worked the farm, but our real farm
is:,about three mrles from here
across the grade. Even those little
boys there now know how to farm
and they can plant corn and other
vegetables about as their Pa. We
don't make much with out farm,
though we usually find a sale. Veg-
etables is so cheap here and so
many raises them."
"We came to Florida as we had
heard so much about the farm land
here especially down around the
Lake. We thought we could do bet-
ter here then in Texas, but we never
have made the money that Pa and
his Pa made on their nursery there.
We like it here, though, and do like
livin' this way. We don't know who
owns this land. They sure are lucky
to own such good garden land I
don't know why they don't use it.
I've no hand to visit and just don't
care to have lots of people running'
in and out."
It is worthy of note that the pho-
tograph that accompanies this arti-
cle is also a product of a Federal
assistance program during the
Depression. Photographers were
employed by the Farm Service
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law is retired judge William
Hendry.
He also allegedly violated
another policy which "requires
employees to refrain from inducing
other members to act in violation
of lawful and reasonable depart-
ment policies, regulations or
order" by reportedly encouraging


other fellow law enforcement offi-
cers to take what the\ needed as
well.
An internal .investigation'was
conducted by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) at
OCPD Chief DennyDavis' request.
OCSO Detective Captain Dale
LaFlam took sworn statements of
six police officers, including the
four who had been assigned to the
relief efforts with Mr. Raulerson.
Capt. LaFlam's internal investi-
gation also included sworn state-


ments from Chief Davis and Mr.
Raulerson. Mr.. Raulerson had
counsel present at the time of his
statement.
Mr. Raulerson went before the
city council twice in efforts to
obtain a hearing, which ultimately
ended unsuccessfully due to the
parties not finding qualified per-
sons to serve on the hearing panel.
The matter ended up in federal
court in February of 2006. Mr.
Raulerson was seeking restoration
of his position as major with the


police department, as well as com-
pensation for lost wages and legal
costs.
Mr. Raulerson will address the
city council during their regularly-
scheduled meeting on Tuesday,
Oct. 17. The meeting will begin at 6
p.m., and will be held in the coun-
cil's chambers in city hall.
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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 at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural produc-
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OHS Beta Club prepares for Boo Bag fundraiser


During the Oct. meeting of the
Okeechobee High -School chapter
of the National Beta Club, the agen-
da included scholarship opportuni-
ties, the annual Boo Bag fund raiser
and Induction of new members.
The National Beta Club offers
210 scholarships to deserving


members. Each chapter nomi-
nates two candidates. The candi-
dates must meet GPA require-


ments, be active in the club, other
school activities and in the com-
munity. the scholarships range
from $1,000 to $15,000.
During the meeting members
were asked to bring in individually
wrapped candy to fill Boo Bags.
The bags, full of candy, are sold to


raise funds for the Beta Club. Sales
will be held between Oct. 17 and
Oct. 27 during lunch at OHS to
raise funds for the organization.
Another fundraiser that the Beta
club has currently under way is the
sale of Thunder Sticks. These pur-
ple noise makers are being sold by


member to help them meet their
fund raising requirements for the
year.
Members are expected to par-
ticipate in at least two fundraisers
and five service projects to retain
membership.
The Induction Ceremony for


new members is scheduled to take
place on Nov. 7 in the OHS lecture
hallat 7 p.m.
"We have a lot of new mem-
,bers this year," said Kavisha Zaveri,
Beta Club treasurer. "We plan to go
a new direction this year. I think
we'll do a lot of good."


School Menu


Okeechobee County
School District
Oct. 9 through Oct. 13
Monday, Oct. 9
Breakfast:
Cereal and whole wheat toast
Honey wheat donut
Lunch:
Chicken patty w/bun
Fish nuggets
Broccoli
Peaches
Fruit juice
Fresh fruit, salad cup
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Breakfast
Cereal and Cinnamon toast
Egg, ham & cheese biscuit
Lunch:
Mac and cheese w/diced ham
Cornbread

Obituaries

Ruby Ashton
Tomlinson
Ruby Ashton Tomlinson, 85,
of Lorida, died Friday, Oct. 6,
2006, at her home. She was born
Sept. 3, 1921, in Kissimmee to
the'late Rudy and Iva (Bass) Ash-
ton and was a pioneer resident
of Lorida. Mrs. Tomlinson was a
1939 graduate of Sebring High
School, a homemaker, a mem-
ber of the Highlands County Cat-
tleman's Association and a
devoted wife, mother, and
grandmother. She was a charter
member of the First Baptist
Church of Lorida.
She is preceded in death by
her parents, and her husband,
Gilford Tomlinson.
Mrs. Tomlinson is survived by
her daughters, Jerry Bryan, of
Lorida; Carol (George) Smith, of
Lorida; and son, Gene' (lene-
len) Tomlinson of Okeechobee;
sister, Nell Prescott of Lorida;
grandchildren, Gayle, Gene Jr.,
Mark, Paulette, Hue, Stephen,
Kara, Clint, and Troy, and 11
great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at 10
a.m. one hour prior to service
time Monday.
Funeral services will be held
Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at 11 a.m.
at First Baptist Church of Lorida.
Rev. Marcus Marshall, Rev. Harri-
son Conley, and Rev. Mickey
Evans will be officiating. Burial
will be at Basinger Cemetery,
immediately following the serv-
ice.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home of Sebring is handling the
arrangements.

Walter Edward Fuoss
Walter Edward Fuoss, age 95,
of Okeechobee, died Friday, Oct.
6, 2006.
He was born in Paxton, Ill. to
Robert Fuoss and Amelia Monie
Peters. He served in the United
States Navy in South Pacific for
four and a half years, and retired
from International Harvesters of
Indianapolis.
He is preceded in death by
wives, Roaslee Tabor Fuoss and
Margaret Gaughn Drawdy Smith.
He is survived by close friends
Scott and Gail Howell, Maggie
and Wayne Rowland, and Margo
and Chris Bennett.
A memorial service will be
conducted; Tuesday, Oct. 10 at
the Buxton Funeral home at 1
p.m. Burial of cremains will take
place in Forestlawn Memory
Gardens in Greenwood, Ind.
All arrangements are under
the direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Corn dog
Mixed vegetables
Mixed fruit cup
Fruit juice
Fresh fruit, salad cup
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Breakfast
Cereal and Cinnamon toast
Breakfast burrito
Lunch:
Chicken and rice casserole
w/ biscuit
Yogurt, fruit &
cheese stick platter
Green beans
Fruit gelatin
Fruit juice
Fresh fruit, salad cup
Thursday, Oct. 12
Breakfast
Cereal and Cinnamon toast


Breakfast sausage pizza
Lunch:
Beef taco salad
Deli sliced turkey on a bun
Confetti corn
Applesauce
Fruit juice
Fresh fruit, salad cup
Friday, Oct. 13
Breakfast
Cereal and cinnamon toast
Breakfast ,sausage egg &
cheese pocket
Lunch:
Pizza day
Stuffed crust cheese or pep-
peroni
Barbecue diced chicken w/
bun
Fresh baby carrots with dress-
ing dip
Fresh fruit, salad cup


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Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
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Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
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BUS STOPS: I have a child that has to ride the bus this year. We live on
the Rim Canal on 441 S.E. My child has to cross the street when it's still
dark and traffic around that time is very busy. My concern is that there has
been a lot of accidents on the highway. I can't understand why the bus
can't pick him up on the right side of the road. It would be safer that way. I
know that all the stops have to be approved by the school board but they
need to get someone out there to check all these stops so they can under-
stand what we parents are talking about. If the school board could
appoint one person to go out and check all the bus stops, they would
understand our concern that we have for our children's safety. And all the
stops that aren't safe, the school board should make a change immedi-
ately. Also, for everybody that travels on U.S. 441 S.E. in the early morning
hours, around 6:15 a.m., please slow down. We have high school stu-
dents that have to catch the bus around that time.
VICTIM: I live in Dixie Ranch Acres, and my children are grown and
moved away. I am, unfortunately, a victim of a sex crime against a child
and like it or not, there are many of us who would prefer for this group
home to settle anywhere in Okeechobee County, other than Dixie Ranch
Acres.
CAN'T FORGIVE: I have spoken with many clergy in many areas of the
country and most agree that our God is a forgiving God. The chances of
these men being cured or rehabilitated are virtually impossible. Send
them back to the counties of their original crime, drop them in their own
communities and see what kind of trouble you have. Our God may be a
very forgiving God, but seek God every single day of my life for what hap-
pened to me as a small child. I cannot find it within my heart to forgive the
one who abused me.
OFFENDERS: Okeechobee County has 107 sexual offenders/preda-
tors as of last week when I checked. It would be interesting to see just
how many are from our county. Also, you might want to go check out
Matthew 25 Ministries. They are everywhere, and I really don't care to see
what their success rate is. Hopefully, they will take their offenders/preda-
tors and try their success rate somewhere besides Okeechobee County.
(Editor's Note: According to the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office, of
those 107 registered offenders/predators in Okeechobee County, 44were
actually convicted here.)
GROUP HOME: I am against a group home of more than four sex
offenders living together. I know they give each other moral support to
not offend again. I believe they should be paroled back into their home
county and should not make this county a dumping ground.
RESPONSIBLE: I am against the Jimmy Rice Law as some offenders
will never be let back into the community because the psychologists do
not want to be responsible for their rehabilitation.
NOT ALL THE SAME: Please do not paint all sex offenders with the
same brush.
FELONS: As a convicted felon you lose your rights, but as an offender
you shall always be known as such unless a judge deems otherwise. The
predator will always be known as such. And if they feel that the predator
will offend again, they can be held in a rehab after their prison sentence is
completed.
IN THE OPEN: In the '60s people would just whisper about such
things. Now, it's all out in the open. It's sad thalwe have to teach our chil-
dren to be careful of teachers, ministers, doctors- police officers every-
one really.

ORDINANCE: We should also draft an ordinance that would prohibit
registered sex offenders that didn't live in Okeechobee County prior to
their conviction from moving into the county. This would limit the
amount of registered sex offenders to reside in Okeechobee.
ONE VOICE: I do agree that we have to be careful not to infringe on
the rights of others. But, we must ban together and have one voice.

LAWS: Our laws are not perfect, but they are all we have and we have
to abide by them. If not, we have to change them in a legal way.
HOME INSURANCE: I just want to bring attention to homeowners or
people trying to buy a home. Before you get your heart set on a home
you'd better make sure you can find insurance because companies don't
want to write new policies.

HOME REPAIR- I just wonder if anybody else has had problems with
getting their homes fixed. I know it's been away long time since the hur-
ricanes but I couldn't get mine fixed, and because I couldn't get it fixed
my insurance dropped me. They said I could be reinstated if I get it fixed
but not until.

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Upcoming events

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.
AA. 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 Auxiliazy 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.com/-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
Rotary 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 Ave. 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.
AA 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 Museum 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 Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who yourancestors 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
at412 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.
STravlin' 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.
Lake Okeechobee Arboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.
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.


Community Events

Local health fair scheduled
A health fair to aid the community of Okeechobee will be held
at the complex of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Several health-service
institutions in Okeechobee will be participating and offering health
education and direct health services.
Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Oct. 9,
at the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 WN. Park St.,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Dou-
glas. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
Audubon Society meeting is slated
The Hendry/Glades Audubon Society will meet Monday, Oct. 9,
at 7 p.m. in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' office in Clewiston,
5254 Ridgelawn Road. The meeting is open to Audubon members
from Okeechobee, Hendry and Glades counties and their guests.
The program will consist of an update on the South Florida Water
Management District's roles in Lake Okeechobee. For information
contact Steve Buczynski at (863) 902-0856 or Margaret England at
(863) 674-0695; or, 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 audito-
rium of the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave. Donations from the public are welcomed, but must be
dropped off no later than Friday, Oct. 6. Proceeds from the yard
sale will be used to benefit community projects. For information,
call Linda From at (863) 462-5805 or Mickie Thompson at (863)
462-5779.
Martha's House hosting dinner
Martha's House will host a free dinner for the public on Mon-
day, Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter on U.S. 98 N. The dinner is being held to recognize October as
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, honor survivors, bring
awareness to domestic violence and to show appreciation to the
community for donations that are given throughout the year. The
guest speaker will be Dr. Sandra Blanton. There will also be enter-
tainment. To RSVP, call (863) 763-2893. If there is no answer,
please leave a message.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This change is due to air conditioning
problems at the church where the meeting is normally held. 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.
R.O.A.D. board meeting planned
The R.O.A.D. executive board meeting will be Wednesday, Oct.
11, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
Ave. The regular R.O.A.D. board meeting will follow at 1:30 p.m.
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 arious facets and capabilities
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Offic" '
Kingsmen Quarter to be in concert
The Kingsmen Quartet will be in concert Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7
p.m. at His House Fellowship, Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W.
28th St.. For information, call (863) 763-3519 or (863) 763-7113.
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 Associ-
ation 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 aidWalk-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 Sav-
iour, 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.
Community Choir begins rehearsals


The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will begin its rehearsals for the eighth annual Christ-
mas Cantata on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3 until 5 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The cantata will be
presented the weekend before Christmas, Dec. 15, 16 and 17.
Singers should be able to match pitch and read music somewhat.
The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun. Winter residents
are always welcome. For information, call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-
7714.
Sen. Alexander plans town hall meeting
State Senator J.D. Alexander will conduct a town hall meeting
for Okeechobee County on Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 until 7:30 p.m.
in the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North. The
purpose of the meeting is to receive public comments or issues of
concern on a state level from the citizens in Okeechobee County.
Sen. Alexander encourages citizens with concerns to take this
opportunity to attend. For information, contact Patty Harrison at
(863) 298-7666 or Larry Ford at (863) 386-6016 or call 1-800-444-
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steady. We didn't have as many
cows and bulls as we have been
having. Maybe the prices will
come up. Calves were $1 to $2
lower, but still selling good.
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mee topped the calf market with
a high of $2. Seminole Tribe,
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Jade Bollinger of Wellington
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selections were then based on
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community service and writing
ability. Candidates were required
to submit an essay no longer than
400 words that creatively focused
on the game of golf.
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Sports Briefs

Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club on Oct. 21 to help send
Taekwondo students to national
competition. Last year's tourna-
ment helped send 34 students to
the Southeastern National Tour-
nament in March, 2006 and all
came home with trophies. This
year's Nationals will be held in
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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 spon-
sors. The fee is $100 per hole.

Ghost & Goblins
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benefit "Our House", a non-profit
program serving children and
their families, will take place on
Sunday, Oct. 29, at the public
boat ramp in Clewiston. Entry fee
is $120 per two person team, and
includes big fish pot. Entries are
accepted by mail or at the Anglers
Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28 from
1 until 5 p.m. For information
contact Jim Pollock at (954) 695-
6035 or Tim Celesti at (954) 254-
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OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
T's as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
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with the school.
For information contact coach
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and scored a 2,000 on the SAT.
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Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.
Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-
mary focus is on 3- and 4-year-old
children not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, de\elop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie Wag-
rer at (800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club


and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
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canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
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Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading.

Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open


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Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an l.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
noon.

Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.

One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.


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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 6,
through Thursday, Oct. 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"The Guardian"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "School for
Scoundrels" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Fridayat 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:15,7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.
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Lost 135
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Personals 150
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MINI POODLE, Call to identify.
(863)357-3225
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
(863)673-5158
CAT, Male, 4 years old,
neutered, gray tiger striped,
last seen on 30th St, Hwy 98,
Mitchell Rd. (863)610-4466 or
(954)663-5171
IPOD NANO, Lost at Brahman
Movie Theater on Sunday,
Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
turn. (863)634-9751
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F)
chestnut/white, spots, wear-
ing collar, lost vic of Civic
Center. REWARD
(863)634-8822




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AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

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readers are more popular


COUCH Old. FREE! FREE!
(863)467-0644
FREE: IRISH SETTER/LAB -
Male, 1 1/2 yrs old, very
friendly, all shots, house-
broken. 863-634-7109.
KITTENS 2 males left, 10
wks., 1 free adult calico fe-
male. (863)763-2379
KITTENS, Free to good
homes. They are beautiful!!
(863)983-8560
MICROWAVE Free! Free! Call
(863)467-0644
PARROT small, talks, with
cage, (863)983-6537


EmP oyment


Employment -
Full-Ti.me 205
Em ployment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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

ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Walpole, Inc. is looking for
an outgoing personality
with strong customer
service orientation.
The candidate should have
the ability to handle
multiple priorities, have
strong communication and
organizational skills and an
attention to detail.
Proficient computer skills
are a must. Bilingual
English/Spanish is a plus.
Send resume to:
ptougas@walpoleinc.com
Fax: (863)763-7874
or apply in person:
Walpole, Inc.
269 NW 9th Street
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
APPRENTICESHIP
OPENINGS
High school diploma gradu-
ates 17-34. No experience
required. Excellent salary
and benefits. Must relocate
at our expense.
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Looking for upcoming:
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES
PIPE LAYERS
CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
GENERAL LABORERS
Pis. Fax resume to:
863-763-3697


Employment
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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 YOUI
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plusper year
Call 772-530-6015
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
No Exp. necessary. Must be
HS graduates to age 34.
We provide training, good
salary and benefits,
paid relocation
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.
COOK: Apply in person,
after 2pm @ Pizza Heaven
208 South Parrot Ave.
863-763-9299
DRIVER, CLASS A COL req'd.
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
Koebernik Trucking ~
(863)467-9930 or 634-6327
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
FIRE FIGHTERS
Trainee program. Limited
openings. Must pass
physical. 17-34 with HS
diploma. Excellent pay/
benefits. Paid training/
relocation expenses.
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.
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The classified ads


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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


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.


STORE MANAGER
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 driver's
license. Pay based on experience, with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477

DRIVER
Get it in gear with Praxairl A leader in industrial gas
distribution is seeking an exp. Driver for our Clewiston, FL
location. Customer service oriented with current Class B CDL
w/HazMat. Excellent starting pay & benefits incl. 401 (k) &
Bonus Program! Please forward your resume via e-mailto:
Anna-Marie Reese@praxair.com
Phone: (863)983-8155 or fax (863)983-5078.
Must have background check and drug screen.
OEE m/f/d/v

PRAXAIR
www.Praxair.com


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
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Top training with top agency.
No exp. req'd. HS grads
ages 17-34.
Great pay/benefits.
Paid relocation
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.
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Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid drivers license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
(863)357-0852


Management
Opportunities
Starting at $30,000 to
$36,000. Based on
Experience. 5-Day Work
Week. Unlimited Growth
Potential. Full Benefit
Package. Monthly Bonus.
3rd Shift Sales Associate
Ooopportunitiesl
Starting Pay: $9.00/hr.
10pm-6am
Advancement Opportunities
Scholarship Program
Other Great Benefits
APPLY NOW!
CALL 24 HOURS A DAY!
Management Applicants
Call:
1-866-639-4473
Associate Applicants Call:
1-877-622-6222
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WANTED
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| SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/CONVENIENCE
STORE
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


FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE/COOK
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
Excellent communication skills.
Good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred. Positiv. 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, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

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

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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
8KOLLED CARODNMTIRal WEDI5E.
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
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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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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


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 & 401K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
(954) 967-3477

Attn: Teams
ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH?
If so, we need YOU to haul
the nation's most fragile freight!
*Teams or Solos wanting to Team**
Armellini Express Lines offers:
Predictable income and
home time
Paid on hub miles
Orientation Pay
Sign On Bonus
Class A CDL with HazMat req.
Call today!
800-428-0343 choose option 1 Palm City
or visit www.armellini.com


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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

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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The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging & exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, 401k,
Paid Vacation & Holidays
*PSYCHOLOGIST
(Doctoral Degree in psychology, counseling, or related mental
health field. Possess appropriate state licensure or certification.)
*PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECIALIST
(Master Degree in clinical, counseling or applied
behavioral psychology.)
*RN'S & LPN'S NEEDED

THE GEO GROUP, INC.
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27, South
South Bay, Florida 33493
Email: vharrell(thegeogrouninc.com
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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The Okeechobee News is seeking a
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
o Be able to handle deadlines
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
Excel
Word Perfect
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee Newsls An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.
WAREHOUSE DELIVERYHELP
Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid drivers license.
MAGNA-BON
(863)357-0400
8:30a.m. 4:00p.m.
Monday- Friday
Ask for Sandy or Sue




NURSE
PRACTITIONER
No Nights or Wknds
No On-Call
Excellent oppty!
Monica
800-852-5678,
Fax resume attn:
Monica to
513-984-4909
mleighty@sterling-
medcorp.com



BILINGUAL SALES PERSON
For Flea Market Gift Shop
Saturday & Sunday only
(863)763-5373 or
(863)610-0227


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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-
ing mnioney ahead of lime,
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
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number outof your
area, use caution.

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
classified.


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698



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HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
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Call 863-467-1243



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BAR & GRILL



Warld Famous
Broasted Chicken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.441 S.E.



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
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 & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDS (2) window units,
19K BTU, 220 V & 12K
BTU, 220 V, $200 will sell
separate (863)697-6033
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


READING A NEWSPAPER...


Empoyen
Medca 010


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


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 tri 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


Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/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


RANGE & DRYER- elec, excel-
lent condition $200 for both
or will sell separate
(863)697-6033
REFRIGERATOR- Whirlpool,
Equipped w/ice maker. Runs
great. $80. (863)467-4328
STOVE-, Gibson, Self cleaning
$100. or best offer
(863)763-0669
STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
(863)228-2351
UPRIGHT FREEZER almond
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
wide. $75.863-697-9979
in Labelle.
UPRIGHT FREEZER- Frigidaire
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
(863)467-1232
WASHER & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
(863)675-6370



TAKE AN ADD'L 5% OFF OUR
ALREADY LOW PRICED
SHEDS
FINANCING AVAILABLE
SEPT AND OCT
DELIVERY INCLUDED
800-330-8106


RALEIGH, Mens 10 speed,
race style, excellent condi-
tion. $75 (856)358-8625
SCHWINN, 1970s Stingray,
with Schwinn tires, excellent
banana seat, good original
cond. $140 (856)358-8625



METAL BUILDING- 30'x30',
Never used. $6450.
863)946-3282 or
54-605-4300
UTILITY SHED- 10k20, Good
condition. No leaks, Skid
mount Ted Shed Replica. You
move. $1000. (863)674-0416




Shutters &
Gutters, inc.
Proifessianal
Installation of Storm
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 items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
HARLEY DAVIDSON TELE-
. PHONE- Fat Boy 2003, nev-
er out of box, $50
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
PENDULUM CLOCK, Like new,
$100(863)634-7359



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 3mb ram, $150.
(863)675-2136.
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)90-02-0257



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


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

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

RECLINER, Rocker, blue, good
condition. $100
(863)357-5754
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.



BUN & THIGH ROLLER
as seen on TV, great cond.
$40. 863-634-3931 Okee
Af LOSE THE
2 POUNDS &
\4 INCHES
FOREVER!
All natural, Doctor recom-
mended & guaranteed. FREE
Samples. 863-357-3430



BEADS
Wild Artist Jewelry.
Jewelry making classes &
supplies. Swarovski, Czech,
Chinese Crystals,
Gemstones, Gold, Silver,
Pewter, Findings &
Sculpting Wire.
Custom made jewelry &
repairs. Classes start daily
from $15. Make precious
gifts for a fraction of the
cost. Groups welcome.
Historic downtown Sebring
(Off the circle) at 125 N.
Ridgewood Dr.(Hwy. 17)
(863)385-7433 or
(863)441-2195


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


EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi'
Hollow body, Classic, $600
(863)467-9402
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1 brown, 1 white. Glass front,
glass 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
Telecaster 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


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
GOATS 1 Nubian female, 1
pygmy female. $80/both, will
sell separate. 239-465-1393
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,


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


COMPOUND BOW, Jennings
Uni-tech XLR, 70 Ib draw &
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
$230. (863)635-0079
KNEEBOARD Hydroslide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136
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.
SURROUND SOUND, with
amp box, like new, $50
(863)634-7359


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


GENERATOR 4000- Coleman,
Runs good. $300. or best of-
fer. (863)801-3622
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
(863)241-1793
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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture J



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


Moble 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
Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
appl's, recently remodeled,
$990. mo. + sec. dep.,
credit check. (786)863-3212


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- lyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beauty. $1800.
(863)509-3446

GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc, manners,
$2500. (863)673-5058
GERMAN WESTFALEN- Warm
blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
$2500. (863)357-JUMP
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1250 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082
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





Okeechobee
fforwTrrader
FREE
On Uineh Sermice
Buy i" Trade
863-467-1304
wwo okeechobee-norse-trader comr
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee 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
Sal. Oct. 14th, 10am
Okeechobee Agri. Civic
Center. Blackhawk Horse
Sales 864-710-1735.
FLAB#2502, FLAU2104
SORRELL QUARTER HORSE
4 yrs., philly, 14 hands, ties,
stands for farrier. $1500 or
best offer. 239-465-1393



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


ApaRentals



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 Viking/Prairie
Both very clean, Apt.-
$550/mo. Effc'y $450/mo.
No pets. 561-329-8205
COUNTRY COTTAGE Private
dock. ibr, 1 ba, 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
vldpmsurfinthenetnet
OKEECHOBEE- 1st & Sec, Call
(863)634-7722
Unfurnished Studio Apt (In
Town) No pets. Smink. 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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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
OKEECHOBEE TAYLOR ISLES
3/2/2 unique CBS floor plan.
Lease Purchase w/owner. 2nd
Fla room, dock & deck.
772-475-6194
OKEECHOBEE WATERFRONT
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & more! Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or year. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
772-475-6194
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & 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 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 proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos./
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Ancient Oaks, 6698 SE 51st.
St., Call(863)763-1582.
2BR/1.5BA, IMMACULATE!
Landscaped, flawless park
model, cornerlot nearclub-
house, Partially furnished,
24x40. Sacrifice $69,500.
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
BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, 78
Maple St. Price Reduction.
Exceptional prop. & Boat
house 2/3BR, 2 BA. CAC,
FL. rm 12'x22', W/wet bar.
Now $249K asking. Dan
King, Karen Milne
561-252-3319
ILLUSTRATED PROPERTIES
561-626-7000
kwmilne(ipre.com
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)467-2112after5pm
OKEECHOBEE TAYLOR ISLES
3/2/2 unique CBS floor plan.
Lease Purchase w/owner. 2nd
Fla room, dock & deck.
772-475-6194
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


FT DRUM, Doublewide, 5.6
ac. 3br, 2ba, Horse stable.
Easy access to 1-95. $1500.
month. (305)826-8343
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.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933



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 mo.
No Credit Check/No Closing $
863-357-3800/574-971-7497
MANUFACTURED HOMES
READYTO MOVE IN
CLEWISTON & BELLE GLADE
AS LITTLE AS $469 MONTHLY
OWNER FINANCING
AVAILABLE
(863)983-8107
MUST SEE!- 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
NEW 2007 MANUFACTURED
HOMES
FINANCING AVAILABLE
LITTLE OR NO CREDIT OK
800-330-8106
NEW MANUFACTURED HOME
1 BEDROOM 1 BATH
RENT TO OWN
$595 MONTHLY
(863)983-3554
OKEECHOBEE- single wide,
new floors and fridge, 3br,
2ba, carport, util shed, in
clean & tidy 55+ Adult MH
Park.. $17,500
(978)249-7396 or email
ienn epoet@hotmail.com

Recreation






Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicies/ATVs 3035



BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling-mtr, fish finder. Trir..
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Mariner motor & trailer $650
(239)770-6718
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
$100. (863)357-6113
GRIZZLEY 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
YAMAHA 150 V-MAX 01-
fuel/oil Injected, exc cond., 1
owner, low hrs, $5500
w/controls (772)584-0147


FIJIAN RV PARK, 34' 5th
Wheel, 2 slides, screen room,
on water, seasonal unit.
$25,000 neg. (863)763-6200
TRAVEL TRAILER 20' long,
no leaks, needs work, no ti-
tle, $500. (863)946-0912


,Rent ( 3)071193
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-
glass, for boat or pontoon.
300 (561)723-1690
FISHING OUT RIGGERS- 15'
aluminum & S/S. $100
(863)675-7391 after 6pm


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 more. $2,500+ utilities.
Waterfront 3BR/2.5BA com-
pletely redone, HW floors, new
kitchen, Corian countertops,
FR/FP, IG heated pool, beautiful
covered dock with lift and Ig.
seating area on Taylor Creek
$2,900+ utilities.
Liz Weisser Has Keys!
Your Perfect Partner'


Berger Real Estate
863-447-1443 cell
863-763-5335 office


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, 50B motor-
ized, by Quingqi, runs good,
can be tagged for road use,
$500 (863)228-4202
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.
(863)634-2280



HONDA RANCHER, '2005,
Low hours. Great Christmas
gift $3500. 863-517-0448









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YAMAHA KODIAK 450'06
auto. 4x4, 2yrs. ext. warr.,
ush button 4whl. drive, low
ours. $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 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY CELEBRITY '89, Sta-
tion wagon, as-is, $800 or
best offer (863)983-9780


Puli Notic


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 Monte Carlo SS, '86,
350 mtr., turbo 350 trans.,
$2500. 863-675-4697 or
239-872-9884
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
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 1989,
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600. (863)634-2812
MERCURY COUGAR, '95, U-6,
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
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 best offer. (863)697-8906
FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers
side, good cond. white,
$150 (863)675-0188


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FORD F600 4 DR. DUMP
Truck, '77. Motor stuck since
hurricane. $800.763-1370
FRONT BUMPER Boss Hawg
replacement, fits 03-C
Dodge 2500/3500 HD,
$1000. (863)697-0328
HITCH, Weight distributing, w/
2 5/16 balls, equalizer balls,
sway bar & all attachments.
$250 (863)228-4202
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


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TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $900 or
best offer. (863)697-8906
TRANSMISSION Auto, for
'97 V6 Chevy S10, $400.
(863)783-2389.


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


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IPbic Noic


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 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,
gooseneck, steel floor.
1450(863)697-9704
NEW '06 UTILITY TRAILER
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. (863)763-6909


CHEVY VAN '93, 1 ton, needs
engine, rebuilt trans. $400
(863)634-9345


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


Many events on-going at Yearling Middle School


Students and staff will report
to school on Tuesday, October
17. This was originally scheduled
as a Teacher Work Day but was
changed to a
make up day
for the day 'V
missed due
to Tropical Storm
Ernesto.
Yearling is work-
ing to make our afternoon stu-
dent pick-up more safe and effi-
cient. The new afternoon pick-up
seems to be going very well!
Thank you for your assistance! If
you are asking your child to cross
the street and to be picked up at
the softball fields, please remem-
ber the school loses its' authority
once students are outside school


property.
Several parents have
expressed an interest in starting a
PTO at Yearling. We conducted
our first PTO Meeting Tuesday,
September 26 with approximate-
ly 30 parents, teachers and stu-
dents in attendance. If you would
like to assist with PTO, please
contact Drema Brewer at (863)
462-5056.
Yearling held a Sixth Grade
Parent Meeting Tuesday, Septem-
ber 26 during the PTO Meeting in
the cafeteria. New legislation has
changed pupil progression for
middle school students begin-
ning with sixth graders this year.
The following Middle School
requirements for students enter-
ing sixth grade this year to be pro-


moted from middle school to
high school include successful
completion of: 3-year-long cours-
es in English, 3-year-long courses
in Mathematics, 3-year-long
courses in Science, 3-year-long
courses in Social Studies, and 1
course in career and education
planning. In order to pass a
course, the student must earn a
passing grade in three of the four
grading periods.
Report cards for the first nine-
weeks go home with students
Monday, October 23. If your child
is having academic difficulties,
please contact his teachers
through the agenda book or call
your child's guidance counselor.
Seventh and eighth grade stu-
dents must pass five out of six


courses for the year in order to be
promoted to the next grade. In
order to pass a course, the stu-
dent must earn a passing grade in
three of the four grading periods.
Please contact the school so
we can all help make this a suc-
cessful year for your child.
Yearling Middle School offers
morning and/or after school tuto-
rial programs through 21st Centu-
ry Safe and SMART Futures.
The tutorial programs operate
four days a week from 3:30 until
5:00 p.m.(Monday-Thursday)
and Tuesday-Friday mornings
before school from 7:10 until 8:35
a.m. Transportation will be pro-
vided for before school tutorial
and for Monday and Wednesday
afternoon tutorial


Please contact Dylan Tedders
at Yearling Middle School, (863)
462-5056 for a detailed explana-
tion of the program and activities.
Yearling Middle School offers
an Information Hotline to assist
students and parents. Parents and
students are able to call the Infor-
mation Hotline at (863) 462-5066
and listen to their work assign-
ments for the day or week. Please
call our school office if the Infor-
mation Hotline seems incorrect.
Yearling Middle School is
offering open gym and condition-
ing drills during the week for
Yearling and Osceola students
(boys and girls) interested in
sharpening their basketball skills.
Students must have a current
school physical and parent per-


mission to participate. The open
gym and conditioning drills are
not a team tryout.
Basketball tryouts for girls
begin October 23 and for boys
October 30. Students must have a
school physical to try out for the
teams and must have a minimum
of a 2.0 grade point average.
The state requires that we
report all out-of-field teachers.
The following teachers are certi-
fied teachers teaching out of their
field of certification: Drema
Brewer Guidance, Christopher
Cudney Language Arts, Mary
Lammers Special Education
and Reading, Rachael Partridge -
Reading, and Ellen Sieracki -
Reading.


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YMS Students of the Week
Students of the week for Sept. 28 are (in no particular order), Haley Burkhalter, Alma Gar-
cia, Desiree Rodriguez, Maci Thomas, Celena Letcher, Billy Childers and Abel Armenta.
Congratulations, students.


IRCC cited for best practices in Tech Prep


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
It's the great pumpkin'
Black cats, jack o' lanterns and glasses, almost what Hal-
loween is all about. This business is among the first wave
of business to start preparing for a festive Halloween
with blow up decorations.


Indian River Community Col-
lege was selected for nine out-
standing "best.practices" by the
National Association for Tech
Prep Leadership (NATPL).
These model practices for edu-
cation and career training will
be featured in a new book,
"Tech Prep Best Practices
Across the United States."
The nine IRCC programs
selected are: Great Explo-
rations, Pathways Leadership
Project, Expanding Horizons,
Center for Academic Innova-
tion, Counselors' Conclave,
Summer Academy for Emerg-
ing Technologies, Clark
Advanced Learning Center, Cur-
riculum Guides, and Youth
Summit.
The book is scheduled for
release November 1 at the
National Tech Prep Network
Conference in Dallas. Tech Prep
captured the imagination and
energy of educational innova-
tors in our nation's high
schools and colleges, along
with employers seeking candi-
dates for high-skill, high-wage
jobs. The concept has become
a reality in partnerships across
the country, and the U.S. Con-
gress once again set aside fund-
ing for Tech Prep within the
reauthorized Carl Perkins legis-
lation.
According to Libby Livings-
Eassa, Tech Prep Coordinator
for the Quad-County Tech Prep
Consortium serving the Trea-
sure Coast, Tech Prep is an
important change agent under-


lying the development of inno-
vative improvements in educa-
tion for 65 percent of high
school students. During its first
twelve years (1990-2002), Tech
Prep was widely effective in
creating smooth transitions for
students from secondary-to-
postsecondary education and
providing strategies for student
success in high school, college,
and careers.
Ms. Livings-Eassa notes that
"The Quad-County Consortium,
consisting of Indian River, Mar-
tin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie
counties, has seen an enroll-
ment increase over 20% in the
last two years to over 24,000
program students. These stu-
dents now have educational
opportunities within 170 career
pathways to receive up to 25
credit hours through over 400
agreements among schools,
colleges and universities.
"Career Pathways are devel-
oped, implemented, and main-
tained in partnership among


secondary and postsecondary
education, business, and
employers," states Ms. Livings-
Eassa. She further notes that
Career Pathways do not limit
choices but rather greatly
expand students' opportunities.
Students can change from one
Career Pathway to another. The
high school/college curriculum
of a Career Pathway may also
provide students with opportu-
nities for dual enrollment and
the earning of postsecondary
credits while still in high
school. Career Pathways are
available to all students includ-
ing adult learners."
The Quad County Tech Prep
Consortium was also cited in
2005-2006 as a national model
for Career Pathways by the
National Tech Prep Network
and is a working model within
the acclaimed publication,
"Career Pathways: Education
with a Purpose."


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Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating
potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking 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
.,, ,i,,,, i, .,: ,ou should consult your physician for special instructions can-
:rr,,.n. T, n., If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, you should con-
tact you local tropical fish 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 few
hours.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please
keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for the customers of
Okeechobee Utility Authority.
If additional information is needed, contact Roy Reno at 763-3239. We regret any
inconvenience that this may cause you, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
165471 ON 10/6,7,8/2006


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, $2500 neg
(863)697-1181 O10am-6pm
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER '96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2250. Neg. 863-763-3190







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