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OHS will host
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) will hold a parent infor-
mational workshop Tuesday,
Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the lec-
The meeting will deal with
expenses for such things as
scholarships, SAT/ACT, col-
lege admissions as well as
All parents of OHS seniors
are urged to attend.
rank No. 2 in poll
NEW YORK (AP),- These
are good days to be a Gator.
Florida is the new No. 2 in
The Associated Press Top 25,
its highest ranking since Steve
Spurrier left Gainesville, and
by far the best team in. the.
For the first time in 24
years, neither Miami nor Flori-
da State is ranked.
Florida moved up three
spots Sunday into second
behind No. 1 Ohio State on
the strength of a 23-10 victory
over LSU on Saturday and
with a lot help from Arkansas.
The Razorbacks pulled off
the first stunner of the season,
beating Auburn 27-10. The
Tigers had held the No. 2 spot
for three weeks. They became
the first top-10 team to lose to
an unranked team this sea-
Arkansas is unranked no
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Kiwanis Club: Speaker talks impact fees
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Ken Kenworthy, Okeechobee School District assistant superintendent, (left) was recent-
ly a guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club. He spoke on the issue of concurrency and
school impact fees. Introducing Mr. Kenworthy are: Kiwanis President, Frank Irby and
Kiwanis and school board member, Kelly Owens. The Kiwan'is Club meets every Thurs-
day at noon at the Village Square Restaurant. Members of the public are invited to
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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
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,
Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and
Butterfly Haven, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, will hold an open house
on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. -
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those
who wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the
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
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-
The Okeechobee News, Monday, October 9, 2006 a
South Elementary introduces 11 new teachers
By Chauna Aguilar
South Elementary School has
many new faces this 2006-07
school year. While they are new
to the school, they are also new to
our community and SES would
like to introduce them to the citi-
zens of Okeechobee.
Kimberly Champlin graduat-
ed from the University of Wis-
consin in Platteville with a
bachelor's degree in elemen-
tary education. She has
worked in child care facilities
and been the lead teacher in
a day care program.
She is excited to be teaching
kindergarten at South Ele-
mentary School this year.
Christy Knutson was born in
Morristown, Tenn. She gradu-
ated from Carson Newman
College with a B.A. in ele-
mentary education, K-8.
She is married and has three
young sons. She enjoys play-
ing tennis, bike riding, swim-
ming, and golfing. She has
coached cheerleading and
would love to get back into
coaching once she is settled.
She teaches varying excep-
tionalities, grades first-third.
She states, "I love teaching at
South Elementary. My stu-
dents are wonderful and my
colleagues are all very nice
She became a teacher
because she loves children
and wants to be able to make
a difference in their lives. Her
goal is to complete her mas-
ter's degree and to become a
Joshua VanWormer is teach-
ing second grade. He gradu-
ated from the University of
Wisconsin in Platteville with
a bachelor's degree in ele-
He has worked for several
summers as a lead camp
instructor and camp coun-
Laura Stimmell was born in
Mansfield, Ohio. She graduat-
ed from Ashland University
with a degree in elementary
education. She lives with her
cat, Wiley. She enjoys shop-
ping, rollerblading, and spend-
ing time at the beach. She
teaches third grade. She
states, "I enjoy teaching third
grade. It is different from all my
field experiences in college."
She chose to be a teacher
because her first grade teacher
had such an impact on children
and she wanted to do the same
thing for children. Her goal is
to finish her master's degree
and teach a classroom of Eng-
lish language learners.
Mindy Wells graduated from
the University of Wisconsin.
She is teaching fourth grade
and one section of fifth grade
math. She and her husband
are currently remodeling
Patricia Rodgers has joined
the South Elementary faculty
this year. She is teaching the
class. She has several years
of experience working in the
exceptional student educa-
tion field. She graduated
.from the University of Ten-
nessee with a bachelor's
degree in special education.
She has worked previously
as a consulting teacher and
with secondary students.
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Kimberly Hewitt graduated
from the Franklin Pearce Col-
lege in New Hampshire. She is
excited to be in Florida. She is
teaching third grade this year.
She hopes to find the time to
complete a master's program
after she has adjusted to the
rigors of teaching full-time.
Students receive free books
Jennifer Davenport graduat-
ed from the University of
Iowa. She is currently teach-
ing fifth grade. She enjoys
walking her Alaskan Huskie.
Stephanie Bryant was born in
Fletcher, N.C. She graduated
from a small, private college
in Texas with her B.S. degree
in elementary education.
She enjoys reading, collect-
ing coins and stamps from
around the world, and hiking.
She teaches third grade. She
enjoys teaching because she
finds it fun yet challenging.
She chose to become a
teacher through working at
summer camp and "by
watching my dad change
children's lives in the class-
room, I had a personal desire
to help make a difference."
One of her goals is to travel
Angle voelKer was oorn in
Oconomowoc, ,Wis. She
graduated from the Universi-
ty of Wisconsin in Whitewater
with a degree in special edu-
cation, cross categorical.
She lives with her husband,
Tim and their precious dog,
She enjoys going to the
beach, playing the piano,
running and reading.
She teaches the K-2 Autism
class. She states that, "I
enjoy every aspect of my new
job. I learn from my students
daily. The support I've
received from staff has made
the transition a wonderful
experience for me."
She says she is still adjusting
the organization and target-
ing one skill at a time that is
necessary for her students.
She enjoys making a differ-
ence in students' lives.
"For me to see students
become independent and
accomplish their individual
goals is the ultimate reward."
Her goal is to further her edu-
cation in the area of Autism
and related disabilities and
possibly returning to school
for a master's degree.
She would also love to train
and run in a marathon.
A.J. Mayernik was born in
Pittsburgh, Pa. He teaches
first grade. He graduated
from Clarion University of
Pennsylvania with a degree
in elementary education. He
is single and his hobbies
include running, biking, fish-
ing and hunting.
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Reading is fundamental (RIF) provides books to all elementary students in our county. Stu-
dents at South Elementary really look forward to being able to choose a free book to take
home and read. All students receive three free books each school year with the books being
provided to them by sponsors, the School Board and each elementary school.
Little Eagles are turning into lit-
tle fish. Kindergarten students at
South are working on breathing
exercises in the pool these days
during PE. They are also working
on blowing bubbles and turning
their heads to the side to breathe.
First and second graders are work-
ing on floating and breathing exer-
cises using kick boards to improve
their kicking skills. Of course the
exercises and skills get harder and
the third, fourth, and fifth graders
are working on the side stroke.
This is a difficult stroke that
requires strength and timing but
the kids love it and are doing well.
The students in Miss Voelker's
class have been studying farm ani-
mals and now have made paper
mache cows, pigs, ducks, and cot-
ton ball sheep. All the animals are
penned up in the hallway to be
enjoyed by all who pass by.
The third grade teachers have
been gathering empty milk con-
tainers for a unique project which
included designing and testing
coolers. The hands on experiments
have sparked a lot of interest in the
effects of heat on cold and frozen
The students in Miss Linn's class
have been studying motion and
seeing how long it takes to walk
thirty-nine feet. They had to work
in teams to write directions to a cer-
tain place on the campus. The les-
sons in force sparked a lot of inter-
est in how much force affects the
direction of a ping pong ball.
Are bees buzzing around you?
Extension Horticulture Agent
Collier County's Commercial
Landscape Horticulture Agent real-
ly bugs me and a lot of other
folks across Southern Florida. Doug
Caldwell is an expert on urban
entomology, and asked me if I have
been dive-bombed by large bees
I suggested that an article about
the Large Carpenter Bees would be
in order. Because these featured
creatures can be found throughout
Florida, it may be useful to get to
know how they are different from
their Northern cousins, which are
much more of a problem. Hope
you enjoy reading his column.
As I was walking past my out-of-
control, ten-foot tall Allamanda
'Cherries Jubliee' shrub, a bumble
bee like creature got my attention.
Flying a few feet above my head, he
zoomed and darted intimidatingly.
Carpenter bees ...males..., with
flying skills that reminded me of
one of those X-wing fighter planes,
piloted by a Star Wars Jedi pilot.
Will it fire miniature, long-range
laser cannons or use its proton tor-
pedo launchers to zap me? Will
other "fighter planes" join in to
investigate the intruder? But, in fact,
if one watches closely, these yel-
low-fuzzed face insects are also
chasing one another. It turns out
that they are territorial and protect-
ing their particular section of the
hedge from competing males.
According to the University of
Florida Featured Creatures article,
Large Carpenter Bees resemble
bumble bees in shape and size and
somewhat in color, being black,
metallic bluish or greenish black or
purplish blue. Males have yellowish
areas on the face. Both sexes may
have pale or yellowish fuzz on the
thorax, legs, or abdomen, but these
hairs are not as abundant nor as
intensely colored as with bumble
bees. Large carpenter bees are
readily distinguished from bumble
bees primarily by the absence of
fuzz on the topside of the
abdomen, which makes it appear
The species buzzing me goes by
the name Xylocopa micans. Little is
known about its biology. Fortunate-
ly, it does not attack soffit areas or
untreated cedar or pine boards on
homes. A northern species has this
reputation of causing structural
damage to homes. The females of
this pest tunnel into sound wood to
make "nests" or brood galleries
with the precision of a 10/16 inch
Fortunately, my carpenter bee
species prefers to drill into shrub or
tree branches to construct their
brood galleries. There are reports of
nests inside dead Ligustrum
(Japanese privet) and red maple
branches. These nest entrances
were about three feet above the
ground, but entrances in other
twigs were as low as six inches. The
precisely drilled entrance hole is
about 1/3 inch in diameter.
So why are these buzzers
around my Alamanda? They are
most likely using dead canes or
branches of the Alamanda or the
nearby Viburnum as a home for the
next generation of "X-wing fighter"
If annoyance problems arise
from the activity of these pollen
feeders, a small amount of insecti-
cide can be used. Be sure that is
labeled for bees and wasps: this
can be a dust, wettable powder or
aerosol. The labeled pesticide
should be inserted directly into the
But, good luck, I could not find
the entrance holes. But then again,
being from Ohio, instead of looking
low, I was looking at the soffit area
and higher up on the shrub branch-
es, so I might have missed them.
Since these bees are not known to
sting, I am leaving them alone and
admiring their acrobatic aerial flight
displays as they defend their home-
Doug Caldwell, Ph.D., is the
commercial landscape horticulture
Extension agent and landscape
entomologist with the University of
Florida Collier County Extension
Service. He can be reached at (239)
Put a spin on your holiday baking!!
Okeechobee Holiday Traditions, I
an Okeechobee News Special Section, jM
will be featuring cherished recipes, craft ideas
and holiday traditions of your friends and
neighbors and we want yours, too!
Do your kids cook?
We are welcoming recipes for our
"Kids Cook" portion of this section,
if your kids enjoy cooking and have a favorite
I1 recipe they would like to share
Ii please send it in.
% I| Deadline for entries is Oct. 27, 2006
As Please send to:
m P.O. Box 639
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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-
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-
Annual food drive is planned
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Stihnmerall
and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating .tle annual Food for
Families community food drive from Oct. 16 to Nov. 25 Organiza-
tions in Okeechobee County wishing to receive food from this
drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunningham toll free at (866)
500-4104 to register the organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-
mail may be sent to email@example.com to receive a
food recipient form. All food collected locally will be distributed in
Library hosting local history programs
The Okeechobee Historical Society and WQCS, 88.9 of Indian
River Community College, will present two oral history broad-
casts on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The titles are: Flagler's Railroad come to
Okeechobee and Selling Sunshine. The programs are about the
growth of the area from 1915 until the late 1920s. The tapes will
run for about 30 minutes and there will be time for discussion
afterwards. There is no admission fee and reservations are not
Early Learning board will meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider board of the
Early Learning Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, at noon at
the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth
Ave. For information, contact Dorett Williams at (7720 489-8120,
Juvenile Justice Board to meet
The Juvenile Justice Board for the 19th Judicial Circuit will
meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon at Okeechobee
Health Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. All meetings are open
to the public. For information call Rosalind Brown at (561) 801-
2184, or Mary Burkins at (772) 770-4811.
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Corps continues work to strengthen dike
By Paul L. Grosskruger
Colonel, U.S. Army
As the commander of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District, I know many
people are interested in the Her-
bert Hoover Dike (HHD). I am
writing to update you on the latest
developments regarding our
work to strengthen the HHD.
An Independent Technical
Review panel has just completed
an evaluation of our project
design. We are now ready to
move forward with a new
approach based on this additional
professional advice, including les-
sons learned form Hurricane Kat-
First, let me provide some
In the late 1990s, Jacksonville
District published reports that
showed certain areas of vulnera-
bility in the HHD. By 2000, we had
received Congressional approval
to proceed with the design of a
project to rehabilitate, or rein-
force, the HHD. Construction of
the first of eight sections of this
project began in December 2005.
Recent input we received from
a variety of expert sources, includ-
ing lessons learned from Hurri-
cane Katrina, brought Jack-
sonville District to convene an
Independent Technical Review
(ITR) panel to further evaluate the
design of the rehabilitation proj-
ect. Our existing design was
developed well before Hurricane
Katrina's devastating impact on
the hurricane protection levees in
New Orleans. We believed that
before moving forward, we
should apply the lessons learned
in Katrina's aftermath to ensure
that the HHD would continue to
protect lakeside communities, as
it has for more than 70 years.
The ITR panel included Corps
experts from across the nation, as
well as participants from the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD). This group
evaluated the HHD rehabilitation
project design for the first section
of the project, Reach IA, to deter-
mine if it was in keeping with
applicable criteria, regulations
and professional standards and
After the ITR review, a second
level of evaluation was conduct-
ed. In early September the district
hosted a meeting of about 40
experts, to review the ITR findings
and to discuss future actions for
strengthening the HHD. Partici-
pants included the ITR panel and
additional scientists and engi-
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 meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R 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 mee t 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 member-
ship 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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. 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 currently
home schooling or interested In home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, 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 fronh 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 Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact 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 information, call
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 meeting.
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 information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. With Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
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 closed 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)
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle 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 your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship 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 infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
KIwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
neers from the SFWMD, URS (a
global engineering design firm),
BCI (authors of the state-spon-
sored report released in May) and
The new design concept
agreed upon by this group
includes a seepage berm for
decreasing piping and a cut-off
wall for incrdasing stability. The
design approach will also incor-
porate additional protection fea-
tures, where needed. Looking to
the future, it is important that this
design allows for upgrading, if
and when we determine that to
It is important to note that the
newly-adopted design approach
closely mirrors an alternative that
was developed by the Corps in
2000, but not chosen by the state
and federal partners because it
required additional and costly
acquisition of real estate and may
have impacted regional ground-
That decision was based on
the team's knowledge and best
professional judgment at that
time. Now, in this post-Katrina
environment, factors that previ-
ously shaped our designs and
constrained our decisions have
been put aside by the Corps and
our partners. The project we initi-
ated did meet the objectives iden-
tified in the studies of the 1990s.
The new design solution has
been adopted as we have cast-,
aside significant constraints. The-
new project focuses solely on'
public safety and risk reduction
So where does this put us
today? We're currently working to
expedite the redesign and resume
construction on reinforcement of
Reach IA. With safety as our
highest priority, we will then initi-,
ate design and construction in
other areas, beginning with those'
that are most in need of repair
and located on property that we
Catastrophic natural disasters
bring quick and dramatic
changes, particularly in the way
we define project goals and evalu-'
ate project performance. The
Corps will always remain com-
mitted to meeting the needs of the
public by developing the very best
engineering solutions to control
Lake Okeechobee water levels,
and to enhance the effectiveness'
and safety of the dike.
With the state, other federal'
agencies and the public as our.,
partners, we can and will develop
effective solutions that will sup-,
port a sustainable south Florida.
Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Oct. 9,
at the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W.N. Park St.,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Dou-
glas. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
Audubon Society meeting is slated
The Hendry/Glades Audubon Society will meet Monday, Oct. 9,
at 7 p.m. in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' office in Clewiston,
5254 Ridgelawn Road. The meeting is open to Audubon members
from Okeechobee, Hendry and Glades counties and their guests.
The program will consist of an update on the South Florida Water
Management District's roles in Lake Okeechobee. For information
contact Steve Buczynski at (863) 902-0856 or Margaret England at
(863) 674-0695; or, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yard sale benefits community projects
The Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign will hold a
yard sale on Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the audito-
rium of the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W
Ninth Ave. Donations from the public are welcomed, but must be
dropped off no later than Friday, Oct. 6. Proceeds from the yard
sale will be used to benefit community projects. For information,
call Linda From at (863) 462-5805 or Mickie Thompson at (863)
Martha's House hosting dinner
Martha's House will host a free dinner for the public on Mon-
day, Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter on U.S. 98 N. The dinner is being held to recognize October as
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, honor survivors, bring
awareness to domestic violence and to show appreciation to the
community for donations that are given throughout the year. The
guest speaker will be Dr. Sandra Blanton. There will also be enter-
tainment. To RSVP, call (863) 763-2893. If there is no answer,
please leave a message.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This change is due to air conditioning
problems at the church where the meeting is normally held. 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.OA.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 various facets and capabilities
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.
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) 63-3519 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 aid Walk-a-Thon
Okeechobee City Hall's City Team, 55 S.E. Third Ave., will spon-
sor a bake sale each Friday until Oct. 14. Proceeds will go to the
American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
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Junior Pee Wee division
In the Junior Pee Wee division of the 2006 O.C.R.A. football program Markham & Asso-
ciates opened the season by taking on Quality Tees.
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OHS golf team
- t* Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
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T's as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
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coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-
S OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman
home football games are now
Gold seats cost $100 each
and allow entry to all regular-
season home games, and for all
For information, contact
Daryl Roehm, OHS athletic'
director, at (863) 447-0566.
Adult players wanted
- for baseball team
Adult (18 and over) players
are wanted for a men's baseball
team. If interested, contact
George at (863) 634-7657.
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8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. To vote in the General Election, one
must register to vote by Tuesday, October 10th deadline.
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Church of God hosting drama
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present a walk-
through drama entitled "Tribulation House" on Oct. 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30
p.m. For information call (863) 763-4127. This event is not for younger
children. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hospital to host Coffee Klatch
Church to dedicate pipe organ
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St., will be hosting a dedication of their newly rebuilt pipe organ
on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. The dedication will include a concert by
guest organist Andrew Andela. Mr. Andela is the organist and choir
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Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard sales on
Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
The Class of 1977 is looking for lost classmates. Were you a gradu-
ate of 1977 or know of someone who graduated in 1977? If you
haven't been contacted about our 30-year reunion coming up on Oct.
27-29, please call Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindy
Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863)
634-9491. Reservations will be taken until Oct. 23, 2006.
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'At the Movies
,' The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 6,
through Thursday, Oct. 12, are as
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
Theatre III "School for
; Scoundrels" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and 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-
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, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie Wag-
ner at (800) 358-8525.
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-
S ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical asststance Tley also
assist H6spice in fund raising, cler-
Scal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
; 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
u unlil 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
S11 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
Son boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Sfor the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
;for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) began in June.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
MINI POODLE, Call to identify.
RED NOSE PIT, approx 8 mo.
Female, Found on 10/4, Vic.
NW 6th St. Call to identify.
BEAGLE- Male, approx 4 mo.
old. Vic. of Belmont area
Sunday night. Please call
CAT, Male, 4 years old,
neutered, gray tiger striped,
last seen on 30th St, Hwy 98,
Mitchell Rd. (863)610-4466 or
IPOD NANO, Lost at Brahman
Movie Theater on Sunday,
Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F)
chestnut/white, spots, wear-
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KITTENS 2 males left, 10
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Job Training 227
A 220 OR 440 CSR
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Advanced Water Technolo-
gies looking for full time ser-
vice tech/salt delivery. Drug
free work place. Apply at 80
SE 31st Lane or call
($30,000 to start) &
(AM & PM)
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
NO PRIOR SALES
WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
Very busy dealership, needs
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Looking for upcoming:
Pis. Fax resume to:
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
COOK: Apply in person,
after 2pm @ Pizza Heaven
208 South Parrot Ave.
DRIVER, CLASS A CDL req'd.,
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
Koebernik Trucking -
(863)467-9930 or 634-6327
Need Exp. Dozer & End/Back
Dump Operators. Valid D/L.
Drug test req. Call Dickerson
BUSY LAW OFFICE
FPS is seeking FT/PT
Targeted Case Managers
working with children in
GATOR FEED COMPANY
Needs F/I, TRUCK DRIVER
Class A or B required.
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900S Parrott Ave.
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
WAREHOUSE DELIVERY HELP
Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid driver's license.
Ask for Sandy or Sue
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Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills & positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
-Medical and Life Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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:
Brighton & Big
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
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children. Ability to meet County & licens-
ing agent requirements. Secure & main-
tain CDL License with a "P" endorsement.
Fax resume with certifications to
FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE/COOK
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
Excellent communication skills.
Good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exgpias a'fast order
cook preferred. Positive customer
service attitude. High School Diploma
or GED. Flexible working hours. Salary
$9 per hour based on experience +
fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
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
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,
J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
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Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044
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
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
SERVICE PLUMBER, F/T,
for busy local plumbing
company. Experience is
required, Valid DL.
Good pay & benefits.
,, Call 863-467-2564
Excellent phone skills and
small office Multitasking.
A Drug free work place.
When doing those chores
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BILINGUAL SALES PERSON
For Flea Market Gift Shop
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Reading a newspaper
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the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Togs & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDS (2) window units,
19K BTU, 220V & 12K
BTU, 220 V, $200 will sell
WINDOW UNIT, Maytag,
10,000 BTU, used 2 sea-
sons, $20. (863)675-1098
ANTIQUE BREAKFRONT- ma-
hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
RANGE & DRYER- elec, excel-
lent condition $200 for both
or will sell separate
Equipped w/ice maker. Runs
great. $80. (863)467-4328
STOVE- Gibson, Self cleaning
$100. or best offer
STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
UPRIGHT FREEZER almond
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
wide. $75. 863-697-9979
UPRIGHT FREEZER- Frigidaire
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
WASHER & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $50.0
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.
UTILITY SHED- 10x20, Good
condition. No leaks, Skid
mount Ted Shed Replica. You
move. $1000. (863)674-0416
Installation qf Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
CRADLE SWING, Fisher Price,
like 'new, $70.
HATS, Stetson. $25
WESTERN BOOTS, Leather
Justin, size 11. $25
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
HARLEY DAVIDSON TELE-
PHONE- Fat Boy 2003, nev-
er out of box, $50
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
PENDULUM CLOCK, Like new,
COMPAQ PENTIUM 4-
Complete, keyboard, mouse,
educational program, $250
Computer, w/2 extra towers,
hp & 1gw, all run on Win-
dows 2000, $150 or sell
LAPTOP Dell Inspiron 3500,
Pentium II, 386 mhz proces-
sor, 128 mb ram, $150.
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)902-0257
PILLOWS (4) & AFGAN, deco-
rative green. $15 for all.
BED- Queen size, With head-
board. Like hew. $200.
BOYS BUNK BED- white, met-
al, mattresses, 2 set of lin-
ens $200 (863)467-4449
BR SUITE- 45+ yrs old, solid
cherry, chest, dresser, mir-
ror, nite stand, exc cond.
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $100.
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.
Rattan swivel chrs.(2), sm.
wicker chest, fir. lamp. $350.
Will sell sep. 863-763-8011
DINETTE SET- Table W/2
leaves, 6 Capt. chairs, solid
wood, good cond., $150 neg
DINING ROOM SET, Seats 8,
with 6 chairs. $100
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
The Okeechobee News is seeking a
Customer Service Representative. This is a
part time position that could lead to full
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
Pleas n d iraesum7to:
NO PHN ALL LASE
FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
FUTON STYLE bunk bed, fold
down couch w/mattress on
bottom, twin on top, blue,
GLASS TABLE TOP, Pier 1,
non-tempered 30" round &
1/2" thick, use for small table.
$35 firm. (863)467-5877
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good con-
dition. $800. (863)946-3265
KING SIZE HEAD BOARD-
wooden, ornate, excellent
condition, includes bed
frame $300 (863)357-2555
LARGE MIRROR- 28x46, leaf
design', like new, $45
RECLINER, Rocker, blue, good
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
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $700
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
BUN & THIGH ROLLER
as seen on TV, great cond.
$40. 863-634-3931 Okee
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
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1 brown, 1 white. Glass front,
lass shelves, good cond.
50/both,will sep. 697-9979
MOBILE HOME STEPS- 2, fi-
berglass, 5 steps with rails.
$250. Will separate.
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
HAMMOND ORGAN upright,
bik. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.
AMAZON PARROT- Double
Yellow Head & cage. $700.
AQUARIUM- 125 gal. Salt wa-
ter. Oak base, pump & filtra-
tion. Rocks & foliage.
BOA 4'- with cage, $100
BOA CONSTRICTOR- 5', $100.
Firm (863)801-3622 or
Catahula Leopard Hound
Pups, 2 tri colored males, 8
wks. old, 1st shots, vet ck'd,
$200 sell sep.
CHIHUAHUA- (2) black, 1
Sale, 1 female, $300 for
both will sell sep. To good
homes only (863)675-7092
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $200
DOG CRATE, for the back of
truck, 4x4 Diamond Plate.
DOG KENNEL- 10x10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
DOVES (13), $75 for all or will
. separate. (863)675-4981
ENGLISH BULL DOG- 12wks
old, beautiful, AKC, wormed,
Vet checked, $450
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.
MATA MATA TURTLE- $250
PUPPIES, Boxer/American Pit
Bull Mix, 6 weeks old. $100
TURKEYS- Bourbon Red
breeding pair Turkeys. $30.
Firm. (863)801-3622 or
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, AKC
Available for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410
ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, black
& brown $10.
COMPOUND BOW, Jennings
Uni-tech XLR, 70 lb draw &
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
POOL TABLE LIGHT, $60
FOSTEX 24 CHANNEL DIGI-
TAL stereo recorder. Built in
CD burner. $800.
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
SURROUND SOUND, with
amp box, like new, $50
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-
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
TABLE SAW, 10" & 4" Planer
combination, cast iron, $100
VALVE MACHINE Black &
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
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
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FORD 3000 TRACTOR Runs
good, $4800 Negotiable.
HITCH BAR 3 POINT- with ad-
justable bar, $50 or best of-
APALOOSA MARE 3yrs, great
w/kids. Well mannered. No
bad habits, $2K Neg,
BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1500,
child gentle, easy keeper
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.
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1250 neg.
Junior Western Saddle, Pro-
fessional Line, Saddle King,
Ozark leather, handcrafted,
MARE Quarterhorse, 4 yrs.,
green broke, needs good
home. $500. 239-707-5423
Call Sharon in Labelle area
PFHA. 13 year old, Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Sat. Oct. 14th, 10am
Okeechobee Agri. Civic
Center. Blackhawk Horse
Sales 8B64-710-1735. "
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.
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
COWS FOR SALE- 70 pairs,
30 bred cows, 2nd & 3rd tri-
mester, Call (863)634-2388
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
COUNTRY COTTAGE Private
dock. 1br, 1ba, Furn'd. in-
cludes Util & Dish TV. No pets.
$750. mo. (863)467-1950
N.of OKEE-2Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or e-mail
Unfurnished Studio Apt (In
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
11th St, $850 /mo 1st &
Sec, Call (863)634-7722
BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
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
Brand New, 3BR/3.5BA beauti-
ful, home with stainless appli-
ances. Top of the line carpets in
bedrooms, Corian countertops
much more. $2,500+ utilities.
Waterfront 3BR/2.5BA com-
pletely redone, HW floors, new
kitchen, Corian countertops,
FR/FP, IG heated pool, beautiful
covered dock with lift and Ig.
seating area on Taylor Creek
Liz Weisser Has Keys!
Your Perfect Partner*
Berger Real Estate
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, tennis,
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
OKEECHOBEE- brand new 3/2
+ Bonus room, deluxe interi-
or, Avail immediately,
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room &. morel Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
TAYLOR CREEK ISLE, Lake
access, lovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
nice quiet neighborhood,
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.,
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots m Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection l1060
Real Estate Wanted 1085
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
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.
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,
(863)467-2112 after 5pr
TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br, 2ba,
screened heated pool. 12x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sen It In the
Mobile Homeo. Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile es- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes- Sale 2020
FT DRUM, Doublewide, 5.6
ac. 3br, 2ba, Horse stable.
Easy access to 1-95. $1500.
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
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Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last,-& $500
BEST DEAL in OKEECHOBEE
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D/W on canal to Lake Okee
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er In the classifeds
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trir.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Mariner motor & trailer $650
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
GRIZZLEY TRACKER 1648'06
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke. troll. mtr., galv.
trir., $4500. 239-229-2974
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft, Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $2495 firm.
YAMAHA 150 V-MAX' 01-
fuel/oll injected, exc cond., 1
owner, low hrs, $5500
TRAVEL TRAILER 20' long,
no leaks, needs work, no ti-
tie, $500. (863)946-0912
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
WAVE RUNNER- Yamaha, '91,
Low hours, Trailer Included.
CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
~lass, for boat or pontoon.
BOAT MOTOR, 20hp Mercury
jet motor, used on Zodiac or
flat bottom boat, runs good.
FISHING OUT RIGGERS- 15'
aluminum & S/S. $100
(863)675-7391 after 6pm
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1700 (863)675-0162
How do you Id a Job in
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $1500 Call Don
SCOOTER, Kasea, 50B motor-
ized, by Quingqi, runs good,
can be tagged for road use,
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.
HONDA RANCHER; '2005,
Low hours. Great Christmas
YAMAHA KODIAK 450'06
auto. 4x4, 2yrs. ext. warr.,,
push 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
..ommuaerai irucks wa0
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
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,
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89, Sta-
tion..wagon, as-Is, $800 or
best offer (863)983-9780
Chevy Monte Carlo SS, '86,
350 mtr., turbo 350 trans.,
$2500. 863-675-4697 or
FORD ESCORT LX '97, 4 door,
excellent condition, all pow-
er, $1500 (863)357-1430
FORD ESCORT WAGON '97-
5spd, good cond., needs 02
FORD TAURUS 1989 Station
Wagon. New brake job.
Good work car. $750 neg..
HONDA CIVIC EX '94- red, 2
dr, sunroof, souped up,
.needs TLC, $1500 firm
HONDA DESOL '94- white,
JAGUAR '91, Souv., 4 door,
recent tune up, a/c converted
to 134A, new tires, brakes,
wheel bearings, above average
MERC GRAND MARQUIS '01-
loaded, 35K, exc cond.
MERCURY COUGAR 1989,
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600, (863)634-2812
;MERCURY COUGAR, '95, U-6,
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $2000 or
best offer. (863)763-7458
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900. Or best offer.
EZ GO GOLF CART 3 wheel-
er, w/charger. Runs well.
GOLF CART 4 whl, w/battery
charger, runs & looks great.
$800 firm. 863-697-2631 or
FACTORY RIMS- For Dodge
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $300.
or best offer. (863)697-8906
FORD F600 4 DR. DUMP
Truck, '77. Motor stuck since
FRONT BUMPER Boss Hawg
replacement, fits 03-C
HITCH, Weight distributing, w/
2 5/16 balls, equalizer balls,
sway bar & all attachments.
Induction System, K&N FIPK
Generation 2, cold air, for a
'96'03 Chevy S10 or Blazer,
$200 neg. (863)697-3865
TRANSMISSION Auto, for-
'97 V6 Chevy S10, $400.
RIMS- BIk & Chrome Spider 4
lug rims, w/205/40/17 Kuh-
mo tires, like new, $300 or
best offer (863)261-2546
TONNEAU COVER Florida
Line, fits 99-up F250/350
Super Duty short bed, ma-
roon, $650. (863)697-0328
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan In color, $900 or
best offer. (863)697-8906
CHEVY 1500 FULL SIZE '90
runs good, cold a/c, $2K or
best offer. 863-467-8445 or
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 or best offer.
CHEVY S-10, '87, V8 conver-
sion, overdrive, a/c, runs
very good. $2500.
DODGE DAKOTA '95, 4 cyl.,
manual trans., $1300 or best
offer. (863)983-8560 leave
DODGE DAKOTA '96- 4 cyl, 5
spd, AC, good cond., $2500
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
$900 or best offer.
FORD F150 LARIAT'90
V8, auto, P/S, P/W, needs
paint. Runs great $1200.
FORD F250, '80, motor runs,
Body good shape. Needs
new auto. trans. $600. or
best offer. (863)673-5058
FORD F350, '84, Diesel, 4
FORD F350 DUALLY'90
Gas, runs good. $2500.
See at: 6420 Hwy. 98 N. Okee
FORD RANGER XLT'92
4 cyl, standard, cold a/c,
$1200 Negot. 863-763-4149
FORD UHAUL TRUCK '79 14'
alum. w/grandma's attic. Good
for storage. Does not run.You
GMC SIERRA 815 '89, Good
trans., engine blown, excel-
lent body. $500 or best offer.
NISSAN PU XE '95- ext cab, 6
cyl., asking $2500
BOX VAN TRAIL MOBILE,
48Ft. Good tires. New brake
job. Road Worthy $2250.
FLAT BED TRAILER, 8x14,
double axle, with ramps,
gooseneck, steel floor.
NEW'06 UTILITY TRAILER
heavy duty, 6x12, tandem
axle, elec. brakes, $1500.
OPEN TRAILER, '07 6x12.
Tandem axle, 3' sides, brand
UTILITY TRAILER, '06 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, $585.
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
DODGE '91, 1 ton, 318 cu. in.
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
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER'96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2250. Neg. 863-763-3190
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
ER SE '92, Seats 7, runs
exc., good cond., all power,
a/c, c/c. Can be seen at 709
N. Parrot Ave. $1800 or best
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Council will celebrate Red
Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, to help the Okeechobee community stay
drug free. For information, call Val Marone (863) 462-0040.
Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program
entitled Lung Disease: When You Must Be Hospitalized on Tuesday,
Oct. 24, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441
North. Individuals and their family and friends with questions on
-lung health are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For
information, call (800) 330-5864.
Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tues-
day, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The guest speaker will be
Cynthia Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Correction
office, and Rosalind Brown from Planned Parenthood-Faith Initiative
Update. Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring new books,
puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy children in Okee-
chobee.' All items will be given to My Aunt's House for distribution at
Christmas. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard saleoon Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at OkeechobeeCounhty'Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers,
car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the
yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Coun-
ties, Inc., will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the commis-
sioners' chambers of the Roger Poitras Administration Building,
2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. The annual coalition meeting will
follow the full coalition meeting. For information, contact Dorett
Williams at (7720 489-8120, ext, 10.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me
Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad -
The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the
library board room, 206 S.W 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
OHS band sponsors band festival
The Okeechobee High School Band is hosting the FBA Marching
Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the OHS Football Stadium,
2800 U.S. 441 N. Everyone is invited. The first band will perform
around 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
Thrivent planning Oktoberfest event
Thriveht will hold their 16th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct.
28, at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane.
Tickets are $5 each for the meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked
beans, German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Dinners
will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call (863)
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organiza-
tions to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main
Street in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber
of Commerce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-
treating. The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in
the park downtown and it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a
booth, prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 357-6246.
ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking prepaid orders
for our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-brass Christ-
mas ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1. The ornament
includes a numbered certificate and historical information. The cost
of the ornaments is $15 and proceeds will fund the ORE scholarship.
To place an order call: Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton at
(863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at
(863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (8,63) 763-8865.
Church sponsoring fundraiser
A family portrait fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee
Church of God youth group will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday,
Nov. 4, at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. Ticket are $10, and covers the sitting
fee and a 10 x 13 family portrait. For tickets and information, call
Donna at (863) 697-1789.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, and
Saturday, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W. 28 St., and
Wolff Road from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10. Participants
do not have be a member of AARP or have AARP auto insurance.
Participants should consult their auto insurance agent for their
three-year discount after completion of class. Call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at
(863) 763-0351 for information and registration.
FCHC hosting craft sale
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave.,
will hpld a craft and rummage sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the annual Night with Santa project. Admission for
adults is $1. Admission is free to FCHC patients with an FCHC identifi-
Guardian ad Litem training offered
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties on Nov. 6,
13, 17, 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint Helen's Catholic
Church, South room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., in Vero Beach. Volun-
teers are trained to represent the best interest of abused, abandoned
and neglected children in court. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School
.gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a fami-
ly of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the
OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S.
441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for-
Okeechobee school employees. For information, contact Lonnie
Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.
Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading pro--
grams is open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church Recre-
ation Outreach Center, 310 S.W Fifth St., for boys and girls in grades
one through six. For information, call (863);467-7625.
Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 c(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft semi-
nar Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the
importance of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of
the Okeechobee community.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B, other-
wise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia
shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
NA meetings are scheduled.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
each Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area .has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort
Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,
Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a list of Okeechobee men and women who are on active
duty and currently serving in all branches of military service, Nation-
al Guard and Reserve units. Please call Post #64 at (863) 763-2950
and ask for Commander Dan Fennell. Or, send a note listing the,
branch of service, name, rank and unit number to: American Legion
Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish
office at (863) 763-3727.
Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at
9:30 a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult
class will be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releas-
ing a person's potential and is essential for physical and emotional
health. For information, call (863) 763-3736.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is lax deductible.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping
with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year,
which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer sur-
vivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie-
Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays
from 7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St..
The school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School.
For information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863)
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at
Blood donors are needed
- Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2,
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool,
(863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple,
(863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick,