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Vol. 97 No. 283 Tuesday, October 10, 2006 50M Plus tax


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OHS will host
parent workshop
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) will hold a parent
informational workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
in the lecture hall.
The meeting will deal with
expenses for such things as
scholarships, SAT/ACT, col-
lege admissions as well as
graduation requirements.
All parents of OHS seniors
are urged to attend.


Seventh grader
arrested with gun
JOPLIN, Mo. -A 13-year-
old student wearing a mask
and a long, black trenchcoat
fired an AK-47 into the ceiling
at his school Monday morn-
ing after confronting a pair of
students and administrators,
telling them "please don't
make me do this," officials
No one was injured, and
the boy, who police said was
following a well-thought out
plan, was taken into custody.
The seventh-grader point-
ed the gun at the two stu-
dents, Principal Steve
Gilbreth and Assistant Super-
intendent Steve Doerr, telling
them "not to make me do
this," said Superintendent
Jim Simpson.
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Drought Index
Current: 464
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.23 feet

Lake level
15.59 feet

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School Lunch Week: Vote for your favorite food news/Pete Gawda
Central Elementary School is celebrating School Lunch Week. Students will have a
chance to vote for their favorite menu items. Representing the menu items to be vbted
on are: (first row, left to right) Chelsea Wharin as Ricky Chicken, Mary Baker as Sally
Salad; (second row), Dezirae Fonseca as Heddi Spaghetti, Austen Holmes as Rocco
Taco and Samantha Devore as Pete Pizza.

School board

will honor

local teachers

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Recognitions, expulsions
and a discussion of impact
fees will be the highlights of
the meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board,
scheduled for Tuesday, Oct.
John Carroll, a teacher at
South Elementary School, will
be recognized for his selection
as one of Florida's Outstand-
ing Social Studies Teachers.
Seminole Elemenlary School.
Principa! Teri Dixon will, be
honored for her school's gains
in the Reading'First program.
Principals Joni Ard of Ever-
glades Elementary School and
Brian Greseth of Yearling Mid-
dle School will be recognized
for raising their school's

grade. Toni Wiersma will also
be recognized for a similar
accomplishment while princi-
pal of the freshman campus.
Sonja Waldron will be hon-
ored upon her retirement as a
lunchroom assistant at South
Elementary School.
Consultant Walter Keller is
scheduled to present a report
on his impact fee studies. Last
month he presented a prelimi-
nary study and said the num-
ber would change with the
final report.
Impact fees are a one-time
fee based on building and
'capitol costs tied to new resi-
dents and can be used to
improve an existing building
or build a new building. They
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Local schools

review security

plans each year
By Pete Gawda school grounds, fencing, any
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Okeechobee County School Board member Joe Arnold helped Central Elementary
School celebrate school lunch week by having lunch in the school's cafeteria on Tues-
day, Oct. 3. He was presented a welcome gift by fifth grader Mary Baker who was help-
ing to serve that day.

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The recent outbreak in
school violence around the
country may have caused
some parents to be concerned
about local school security
plans. However, Okeechobee
schools are taking every rea-
sonable precaution against
violence in the schools.
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Ken Kenworthy said
there are security plans for
every school that deal with
specific threats. The plans take
into consideration such things
as physical characteristics of

nation of students.
Mr. Kenworthy did not
want to be too specific. In fact,
school security plans are
exempt from Florida's public
records laws.
He said each school is
required to review their securi-
ty plan annually. This is done
at the beginning of the school
year and spot checks are con-
ducted throughout the school
year to make sure individual
teachers know their assign-
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Community Events

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
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 Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
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.rnm. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol- UIitedStatesAir Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
6Squadron 453 currently has 26n members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail

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ments in any crisis situation.
School officials are cautious
of people signing students out of
class and visitors on campus.
Law enforcement has copies
of each school's plan and has
master keys to each school.
The school system also has a
crisis team to deal with various
situations and a follow-up
process to deal with the afteref-
fects of any possible incident.
Mr. Kenworthy said current
events are a constant reminder
to everybody to be more vigilant.
Mr. Kenworthy said the par-
ents are aware of security proce-
He said the school system
welcomes input from parents


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cannot be used for salaries or
operating expenses.
Turning to expulsions, four
ninth graders, two 10th graders,
and a seventh grader all from
New Endeavor High School -
have been recommended for
expulsion. All of them have been
charged with defiance of authority.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
approve school improve-
ment plans for all schools in the
pass a resolution recogniz-
ing national and Okeechobee
County School Bus Safety Week,
Oct. 15-21;
schedule an executive ses-
sion for 8:30 a.m., Oct. 16, to
prepare for the union talks
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who have suggestions for securi-
ty improvements on such things
as providing more lighting in cer-
tain areas.
Mr. Kenworthy said that
sometimes parents hear things
administrators don't and should
tell school officials of anything
they hear that could be a threat
to school security.
"Parents are the number one
source that can make sure safety
is kept on the front burner," Ken-
neth Trump, president of the
National School Safety and Secu-
rity Services consulting firm in
Cleveland, stated in a recent
.Associated Press story dealing
with school safety.
"It's fair for students and par-
ents to expect their schools to be
safe and they mostly are,"
Anna Wesekal National PTA
president told the Associated
Press in that same story.

approve a change order for
reproofing buildings 18 and 19 at
Okeechobee High School;
approve a bid for the pur-
chase of two maintenance
approve the district's Flori-
da Inventory of School Houses
approve a Foods Service
Department Food Safety Plan;
approve a standardized
template for contracting services
for tutorial services;
approve a student
exchange program with the
Osceola County School Board
allowing limited attendance at
Kenansville Charter Elementary
School and Kenansville Charter
Middle School; and,
revise personnel alloca-
The school board meeting
will start at 6 p.m. in the school
board meeting room, 700 S.W
Second Ave.

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An error appeared in an article
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News under the headline "Water
-group backs flood, clean-up
S- It was incorrectly reported that
- -- the County Coalition voted to
press for funding of an $84.1 mil-
lion plan submitted by Osceola
.- County Commissioner Ken Smith.
The coalition took no official
action. What they did was to dis-
cuss various proposals for flood
and control and lake cleanup.
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the most effective ones for action
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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 alsq
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 thosd
who wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the
Auxiliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of
men and women who actively support recreational boating safety
and other Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, 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, theso
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural produc-

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This week is Fire Safety Week at Seminole school

' Thank you for joining us on
Tuesday night for our FCAT Infor-
mation Night. Teachers, parents,
and students, were on hand to dis-
cuss the history and development
of the FCAT, the
skills tested at
each grade level,
and the type of
questions stu-
dents are asked.
After meeting as a
whole group, parents and
their children followed the teachers
back to their rooms and enjoyed
refreshments as the teachers taught
a sample grade level lesson. The
parents and their children learned
that the skills tested on the FCAT
are skills the students will need in
order to successfully graduate from
high school, go on to college or
some type of post secondary train-
ing, and the skills they will need to
have successful careers.
Thank you to families and
friends for supporting our annual
Fundraiser. The event was our most
successful ever! The funds will be
used for several school projects
and special activities for our stu-
dents. We're looking forward to the
fun filled assembly we'll be having
for our students to show our appre-

ciation for their part in making our
fundraiser successful.
Kay Barnes, a storyteller and
process writing speaker, came to
visit our fourth graders. After telling
stories, she talked to the students
about developing stories and writ-
ings that have a clear introduction,
middle, and end. She also talked
about using words that create vivid
pictures in the minds of the audi-
ence. These types of stories are
always interesting and easy to
On Thursday, the City Fire
Department will be putting on a
puppet show for our kindergarten-
ers and first graders. Since this
week is Fire Safety Week, the stu-
dents will learn about preventing
fires and what to do in the event
there is one. After the puppet show,
the students will be given the
opportunity to meet some of our
local fire fighters. They will see a fire
truck, fire fighting equipment, an
ambulance, and have a chance to
ask questions.
Please remember that on Oct.
16th there will be no school since it
is a teacher planning day. Oct. 17th
is a hurricane make up day so it is a
regular school day with teachers
and students.

The kindergarten students had a
great time on Fun Friday as they
explored fall. In Mrs. Bolan's class
the students listened to the story
"Clifford's First Autumn". Then they
made leaf rubbings. In Miss
Buehrly's class the students made a
fall book. Her students are also writ-
ing fall acrostic poems. Mrs. Jor-
dan's class made a book, "Fall", in
which they drew fall leaves and a fall
tree. Mrs. Peterson read the students
a book, "Autumn Leaves Are
Falling" and the students tore paper
to make a fall color collage. In Miss
Seney and Miss Shook's classes, the
students made a fall tree with torn
paper. How beautiful theywere!
Mrs. Peterson's class made
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
and pepperoni pizzas for the letter
p. They also wore their pajamas.
They are working on the numbers
0- 5 in Math. In Science they are
exploring the new science materi-
als. They are learning new vocabu-
lary for science. They also made a
fall tree with their handprints.
Putting in their hands in the paint
was cold and gooey. The student of
the week was Reyes Rodriguez and
this week is Jason Zuniga.

Mrs. Jordan's class welcomes
their newvolunteers. Miss Hamrich
helped the students make a pump-
kin to keep their treasures in. With
her help the students also made
paper dolls of themselves. They will
make a book, "I Like", for each
doll. Miss Briochi helped the stu-
dents use fabric paint to sponge
paint fall trees on tee-shirts. Thank
you to both of these volunteers!
Parents, mark your calendars:
On Oct. 21, at 10 a.m., the kinder-
garten students will perform a
collection of fall poems. You will
not want to miss this delightful
Mrs. Yeilding's first grade class is
reading and writing about fire safety.
These students will enjoy a puppet
show by our local fire department,
and are excited to view fire fighting
equipment and trucks. Thank you
to all the many community helpers
who keep us safe from fires!
Mrs. O'Bannon's students are
learning how to take AR tests and
are becoming familiar with the
Riverdeep Destination Success Pro-
gram on the computer. They are
also learning about blends and are
incorporating them into their writ-
ing. Congratulations to Students of
the Week Anayeli Montoya and
Rosa Ponce. Both girls demon-
strate excellent citizenship, effort
and a positive attitude each day.
Miss Dominick's class is work-

ing hard earning steps in 100 Book
Challenge. We are working our
way to 100! When we reach 100
we will have a popcorn party cele-
brating our success! We are also
learning about fire safety this week.
We are learning about when it is
important to call 911, and when it is
not. Congratulations to Luis Torres
for earning the Trustworthiness
Award for this month!
Mrs. Elders' class would like to
congratulate Diamond Shore and
Rocky Perez for being Students of
the Week. Students have been
enjoying the story "The Enormous
Turnip" in their reading books.
They have enjoyed reading the
story in small groups, taking turns
reading different parts. The class is
also having fun adding in math,
especially when they see who can
be the fastest. Please keep working
on the basic addition facts.
Mrs. Perviss' students have
something in common with the
seasons. We are both changing
everyday. We are fast becoming
independent readers and thinkers.
We are learning that our opinion
counts and that our ideas are worth
listening to. We discuss stories we
have read and talk about things
such as what we feel the author is
trying to tell us and how the charac-
ters have feelings and emotions just
like we do, This week we focused
on sequence of events in the story,

"The Enormous Turnip," which
will really help us with our writing.
In math, everyday we learn a new
skill. Last week we were learning
about charts and graphs while this
week we are learning about differ-
ent kinds of families called fact fam-
ilies. We will soon be working with
double-digit numbers while we
add and subtract. Our latest Stu-
dents of the Week have been Ter-
rance Pryor and Osiel Brito. We are
so proud of both of you! Keep up
the good work everyone and be
sure and "fall" into a good book
every night to earn those 100 Book
Challenge steps!
Congratulations go to Eric Diaz
and Jahnise Pizarro for being Star
Students in Mrs. Perry's class. We
have been working hard with 100
Book Challenge. Morgan Bolan is
in the lead with over 140 steps and
is top in AR points with over 6.5
points. Awesome job, Morgan! 100
Book Challenge books will be
going home with the reading logs.
Please be sure your child is reading
for 15 minutes to earn a step on
their log. Our goal for Monday is 88
steps. After your child reads a step
ask what the sequence of the story
is. We have been working very
hard to understand sequencing in
our stories for our focus this week.
We are continuing to work hard
with our addition math facts and
doing a great job on our Quick
Quizzes. Keep working toward our
ice cream treat!

ACT registration deadline is Nov. 3

Students of the Week
The following students have been chosen as Everglades' students of the week for Oct. 2
through Oct. 6. They are: (in no particular order) Kindergarten-Alex Edwards, Hunter Mur-
rish, Aeneas Jarvis, Rachel Ervine, Christian Woolverton, Tiffton Allen and Tiffany Alvarez;
First Grade-Gavin Giles, Nina Nunez, Licett Castaneda, Valentin Perez, Agustin Guerrero
and Kyle Evans; Second Grade-Alexa Delgado, Peria Orozco, Adrian Gonzalez-Garcia,
Leon Chambers, Matthew Barlow and Tyler Lynch; Third Grade-Amber Savage, Desiree
Torres, Isaac Estrada, Kendall Baker, Yizell Castillejo and Monica Sparks; Fourth Grade-
Xiomarie Vega, Brittany Palm, Emilse Serrano, Dakota Bond, and Julia Weldon; and, Fifth
grade-Destiny Steadman, Tabitha Nagelschmidt, Andy Castillejo and Bobby Joe Garza.

College-bound high school
students can take the ACT college
admission exam on Dec. 9, 2006,
the next national test date. The
deadline for postmark or online
registration is Nov. 3. The late reg-
istration deadline is Nov. 16 (an
additional $19 fee is required for
late registration). Students can get
registration materials from their
high school counselor or they can
register online on ACT's student
ACT scores are accepted byvir-
tually all colleges and universities
across the nation, including the
Ivy League. The basic ACT exam
includes four parts: English, read-
ing, mathematics and science. An
optional writing test is also avail-
able. Some colleges require or
recommend a writing score, but
many do not.
The basic exam takes three
hours to, complete, plus an addi-
tional 30 minutes for those who opt
to take the writing test.
The basic registration fee for the
ACT is $29. An additional $14 fee is
required for students who choose

to take the ACT writing test, bring-
ing the total registration fee to $43
for these students. Free sample
tests are available from school
counselors and on ACT's website,
which also offers additional free
practice tests.
The ACT has long been popular

in the Midwest, but its popularity is
growing rapidly on the East and
West Coasts as students in those
areas become aware that it takes
less time to take the ACT, the writ-
ing test is optional, and virtually all
schools that require admissions
tests acceptACT scores.

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the flow of events.

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example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and
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would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
SOLDIERS: Each year that Bush is in office means that there are
400,000 more soldiers dead.

ROAD: I would like to thank Glades County Commissioners for paving
our road. I appreciate it and it's beautiful. But we have two people living
out here with fifth-wheel trailers running up and down the road. They are
going to break it up as fast as they put it back.

BAD-MOUTHING: I've read in the paper for the last week about peo-
ple bad-mouthing people and they don't have any right to judge other
people. So what is Speak Out? Is it a place to speak out about the com-
munity or a place to bad-mouth others?

AMAZED: I am amazed at the outcry of these residents in Dixie Acres
and the County against Matthew 25 Ministries. Has it not occurred that it's
easier to watch a group home than a scattering of individuals? What
amazes me is the level of self righteous indignation, bigotry and igno-
rance I hear from these individuals knowing full well their own lives
could not withstand close scrutiny and that includes our public elect-
ed officials. Remember, divorce records, property taxes, debts and
income tax records are also available and in many cases they are public
record. Do you people really want people looking closely at you? I under-
stand why most of you couldn't get it right at the polls at the last major
election. In spite of the availability of real hard facts from the U.S. Justice
Department and other sources, which do not support your concerns, you
still choose to spread fear and worry. You people make the best case for
why stupid people should be sterilized.

FIGHTS: I just read in today's Okeechobee News that fights are erupt-
ing at OHS. Mr. Kenworthy definitely has the right solution to end the
problem. He states that disruptive students can receive up to 90 days sus-
pension and recommends expulsion. It should do the job.

SALARIES: Did you know that the approximate salary of CEO's for
non-profit organizations, including religious organizations, is $325,000
per year? That is ridiculous.

BLUE ROOFS: With all the money that's out there, I can't understand
why these buildings still have blue roofs that haven't been fixed. Surely
there's money that can help people that don't have insurance and can't
get their trailers and homes fixed.

MONEY-MAKER: What bothers me is that someone from Lake Worth
wants to dump these guys in Okeechobee. If this minister is so eager to
help sexual predators get a new start he should put them in his own town
as close as possible to his own house, where he can go have prayer meet-
ings with them and keep an eye on them. It sounds to me like a money-
making scheme and he doesn't care what happens to Okeechobee. I
also do not like the idea of him putting what is, in effect, a boarding house
for convicted felons in a residential neighborhood. Seems like he is
sneaking around the law, as an apartment complex would not be
allowed in a residential neighborhood. Our law enforcement officers
have enough to do trying to police the local area without having this min-
ister dump more convicts in our community.

Community Events

Free lecture being offered
Okeechobee County Family Health, Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.,
will present a free lecture on Reactive Attachment Disorder on Fri-
day, Oct. 20. For registration call (863) 462-5877.

Church to dedicate pipe organ
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second 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 director of the Church on the Hill in Flushing, N.Y. The
public is invited.

'77 OHS class members sought
The Class of 1977 is looking for lost classmates. Were you a grad-
uate 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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Upcoming Events

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 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 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 (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 information,
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 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) 763-1191.
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 JesusChrist of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 7Q00 S. Parrott Ave. The cost,is,$6.20
plus tip fpr,Lunch..Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, ball Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100. '. : ...* :
TravilnlSams members of the Okeechobee Chapter-ofGdood-Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thurs-
days. 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-
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 rela-
tionships. 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 Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, 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 meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Community Events

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

Hospice hosting yard sale
. Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.

Community Events

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 condition-
ing 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 Satur-
day, 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 Restau-
rant, 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) 763-3519 or (863) 763-7113.

Airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its month-
ly 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.

Prize giveaways benefits AC S
Tickets are available at the Visiting Nurses Association of Flori-
da office, 208 S.E. Park St., for a prize giveaway to take place Satur-
day, Oct. 14, at the VNA booth in the park'following the 5-K walk.
Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer.

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

Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala
on Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. All donations will help
fund the Hamrick Home residence. For information contact San-
dra Pearce at (863) 763-2684.
Bake sales aid Walk-a-Thon
Okeechobee City Hall's City Team, 55 S.E. Third Ave., will
sponsor a bake sale each Friday until Oct. 14. Proceeds will go to
the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer 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
breakfast will be served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment.

Community Choir begins rehearsals
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will begin its rehearsals for the eighth annual 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 cantatawill 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 Summerall
and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the 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 wcunningham01 to receive a
food recipient form. All food collected locally will be distributed in
Okeechobee County.
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,
ext. 10.

Juvenile Justice Board to meet
The Juvenile Justice Board for the 19th Judicial Circuit will
meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon at Okeechobee
Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. All meetings are open
to the public. For information call Rosalind Brown at (561) 801-
2184, or Mary Burkins at (772) 770-4811.

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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Brahman volleyball season winds down

. By all accounts, the Lady Brah-
rian volleyball team has enjoyed
one of the finest seasons in recent
niemory. Currently ranked num-
ber six in Class 4A, Okeechobee
hIas remained a state-ranked
team since the first poll in August
when the Brahmans debuted at
number one.
They beat Martin County on
Aug. 24, to break a 16-year losing
streak to the Tigers and then to
rpove it wasn't a fluke, beat them
avain in the Champion's Classic
Tournament in Orlando two
vWeeks later. Last week they
avenged nine consecutive losses
t6 Suncoast, last season's 4A state
champions, by beating the Charg-
ers in West Palm Beach 25-26, 19-
2, 25-20, 26-24. Currently at 17-7,
tl)e Brahmans are planning to
make more noise during the play-
offs that begin next week.
' "It's hard to believe the season's
almost over," said Brahman head

coach George May. "It's gone by
way too fast. I'm proud of these
girls. They've caused the volleyball
community to take notice and to
take us seriously. That's going to be
their legacy. When they look back
on their high school career, they
can be proud that they took our
program to a new level. It's some-
thing that future players will try to
emulate and that's how winning
traditions are built."
While the wins over Martin
County and Suncoast were satisfy-
ing, the loss to Jensen left the Brah-
mans feeling they still have some-
thing to prove. The Sept. 7 district
match pitted then number one
ranked Okeechobee against num-
ber two, ranked Jensen (17-2) and
through the Falcons won in three
games, the match was close (25-
"No excuses," explained
Coach May, "but we didn't play
our best. If we take care. of Sun-

coast in districts we will see
them again in the finals. The sil-
ver lining is that they didn't see
us at our best, but they don't
know that. If we show up with
our 'A' game, the outcome could
be very different."
On Thursday, the Brahmans' are
at home against Glades Day. The
junior varsity game starts at 5:30
p.m. and the varsity gets under way
at 7 p.m. This final regular season
home match is designated "Senior
Night" and will feature a brief cere-
mony before the match honoring
seniors, Kelley Smiley, Tierra Allen,
Katie Bryan, Shaunaye Brown, Erin
Kersey and Maurisa Simmons.
Coach May has invited the commu-
nity to come' out to say "good-bye"
to these outstanding seniors and to
cheer them on in their final regular
season home match.
District playoffs begin Tuesday,
Oct. 17.

Bulls fall to Sebring

The Okeechobee Brahmans
football team fell to the Sebring
Blue Streaks Friday evening in
Sebring 28-0.
The Blue Streaks scored
seven in the first quarter; 14 in
the second quarter and one
touchdown and point after in
the fourth quarter for the win.
Stats for the Brahmans
were: Rushing: A. J. Wright led
the Brahmans with eight
attempts for 62 yards followed
by Timmy Williams with three
attempts for 17 yards and Lon-

nie Pryor with five attempts for
two yards. Receptions:
LeShawn Henderson had two
receptions for 27 yards. James
Shanks pulled down one recep-
tion for 13 yards.
The Brahmans' record is
now 2-4. They will be on the
road once again this Friday
evening when they travel to
Lawnwood Stadium in Ft.
Pierce to take on the Panthers
of Ft. Pierce Westwood. Game
time is set for 7 p.m.

OG & CC weekly results

P.I.G.S. League.
Oct. 3: First place-Jack Forde.
Second place-Harry Simmons.
Last place-Frank Noble. Closest
to pin-(2) Sunni Adams, (8)
Penny King, (11) Sunni Adams
and (17) no one.
Oct. 4: First place-Ron Het-
ling. Second place-Harry White.
Last place-Russ Adams. Closest
to pin-(2) George Guydosh, (8)

Harry White, (11) Kenny Curran
and (17) Ben Burdeshaw.
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Football jamboree
The Quality Tees quarterback prepared to hand off the ball during their match-up with
Marcum & Associates at the Okeechobee Sports Complex football fields. The two teams
took part in the O.C.R.A. football jamboree that signaled the beginning of the O.C.R.A.
football season.

Sports Briefs

Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
tlie 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 student. i -
the Srouthriastern Natiorial Tour-
rinanieni in March, 21001. cihd all
came home with trophies. This
year's Nationals will be held in
H-ouston, Texas in March, 2007.
The golf tournament will have an
8|a.m. shotgun start. It is a four-
person scramble. The entry fee is
$50 per person which includes
1 holes of golf and lunch follow-
ing the competition. There will
be prizes for first, second and last
place. There will also be prizes
for the longest drive and closest
td the pin. Call the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club at (863)
763-6228; Russ Adams at (863)
357-0404 or Sunni Adams at
(63) 697-0499. They are also
accepting individual hole spon-
sors. The fee is $100 per hole.
Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
; The 23rd annual Ghost &
Goblins Open Bass Tournament
to benefit "Our House", a non-
pfofit 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 infor-
mation contact Jim Pollock at
(954) 695-6035 or Tim Celesti at
(954) 254-2612.
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-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brah-
man athletics.
For information, contact Daryl
Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 447-0566.

OHS rodeo team
seeking members
-The Florida High School Rodeo
Association (FHSRA) and the
Okeechobee High School Rodeo
Team are getting ready to kick off a
ne%\ season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like,
to take part in this great'spor, con-;.
tact Darlene B.ass at,(863) 634.581 5,.
or go to the FHSRA website at and
then go to the membership page
and download your forms.
Grid program,
taking players
The Pop Warner football pro-
gram is still accepting new players.
If your child would like to play,
contact co-presidents James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482 or
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
The registration fee is $75.
In order to register you must
have a-copy of your child's last
report card, a current year physical
from your doctor and a copy of the
child's birth certificate.
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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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
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,
iWednesday and Thursday at 2,
i4:30, 7and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
.(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
:p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
:4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
,7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
'Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "School for
,Scoundrels" (PG- 13) Showtimes:
,Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
'Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
,Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
'4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
'dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
;citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
:and, matinees are $4.
1 For information, call (863) 763-


Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
:held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
,Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
-S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
'pline a family affair, birth to
;eight months infants, eight to
'eighteen months the toddler, 18
:to 36 months terrific twos, three
;year olds, and uncommon sense.
rEach week parents "earn" baby
:bucks to purchase items for their
,baby at the center's Baby Bou-
:tique. Childcare is not provided;
'however, infants in carriers are
*welcome. For details, call (863)
'763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
"needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action Team
MVolunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local disas-
ters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
-citizens in time of disaster, please
'call Debbie Riddle or,Candace at,
the American Red pss-Qkee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
1Red Road Academy
Needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
[spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
[have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
Civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
'spread the word? If you answered
.es to any of these questions,
lease contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volunteers
to work a few hours a month with
committed youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently seek-
ing such items as baby clothes, fur-
niture, small appliances, tools, as
well as golf and fishing equipment.
'Call Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
pick-up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
(863) 763-0004.
Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10Q800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-

nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices; yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
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Sejouns area Please call
863-35-57-3328 or
772-260.6203 Ic Claim
MINI POODLE. Call [1 idrnily.
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-
turn. (863)634-9751
chestnut/white, spots, wear-
ing collar, lost vic of Civic
Center. REWARD
TABBY CAT- Male, Gray, white
feet & diamond on forehead.
Vic./Pioneer Estates. Sat.
10/07 (863)634-3200

Male, 1 1/2 yrs old, very
friendly, all shots, house-
broken. 863-634-7109.
KITTENS, Free to good
homes. They are beautiful!!
MICROWAVE Free! Free! Call
PARROT small, talks, with
cage, (863)983-6537

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Employment 20
F-".Tine 205
Employment -
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Part-Tme 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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

($30,000 to start) &
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015

Experienced carpenter in
rough & trim work need-
ed. Work 40 hrs/week
locally with established
construction company.
Must have references.

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

Trie Cry Oi ,e,: robeie now
acc epring applilarion. lor Cer-
Iliher Frre fi,hlersil Applica-
llOor pji:'. l. are availatb e
online atwww.cityofokeecho- or by contacting the
Clerk's Office at City Hall, Of-
fice of the City Clerk, 55 SE
3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974, (863)763-3372, X215.
Applications must be returned
by 4:30 p.m. Friday, October
20, 2006. Drug Free Work-
place. EEO. Lane Gamiotea,
CMC, City Clerk/Personnel
Looking for upcoming:
-PIs. Fax resume to:
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
Koebernik Trucking -
(863)467-9930 or 634-6327

Must be
organized and
self motivated.
Fax Resume
& Salary
Requirements to:
FPS is seeking FT/PT
Targeted Case Managers
working with children in
BS/BA required.
Flexible hours.
Fax Resume
Class A or B required.

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

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

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

Licensed CSR/Agent
Immediate opening
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing 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

Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid drivers license.
8:30a.m. 4:00p.m.
Monday- Friday
Ask for Sandy or Sue

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Inunediate restaurant management
openings 'in Lake Placid, Moore
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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
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-Training Program

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

High School Diploma & C.D.A. Creden-
tials. 1 Year experience with Preschool
children. Ability to meet County,'& licens-
ing agent requirements Secure & main-
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Fax resume with certifications to

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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:

Excellent communication skills.
Good manual skills, cashihandling
experience. Exp:asra 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, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

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

Brighton Reservation

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

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.
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required, Valid DL.
Good pay & benefits.
Call 863-467-2564
Excellent phone skills and
small office Multitasking.
Call 863-467-2564.
A Drug free work place.
Earn some extra cash.
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Roof coating, Repair to
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No job to big or small. Free
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Never used. $6450.
863)946-3282 or
UTILITY SHED- 10x20, Good
condition. No leaks, Skid
mount Ted Shed Replica. You
move. $1000. (863)674-0416

condition. $300. Will separ-
ate. (863)824-0505

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Installoatian q fSr,
Shutters& Seanless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765

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

items, Rare Items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
PHONE- Fat Boy 2003, nev-
er out of box, $50
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
$100 (863)634-7359

Complete, keyboard, mouse,
educational program, $250
Computer, w/2 extra towers,
hp & 1gw, all run on Win-
dows 2000, $150 or sell
sep. (863)357-2415.
LAPTOP Dell Inspiron 3500,
Pentium II, 386 mhz proces-
sor, 128 mb ram, $150.
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-02-57

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

BED- Queen size, With head-
board. Like new. $200.
Good condition. $100.
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.
leaves, 6 Capt. chairs, solid
wood, good cond., $150 neg
with 6 chairs. $100
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, 3$500
FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-3874
FUTON STYLE bunk bed, fold
down couch w/mattress on
bottom, twin on top, blue,
$60. 863-532-9182.
non-tempered 30" round &
1/2" thick, use for small table.
$35 firm. (863)467-5877
wooden, ornate, excellent
condition, includes bed
frame $300 (863)357-2555
LARGE MIRROR- 28x46, leaf
design, like new, $45
$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
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $700

AMMO type 223 Rem, 200
rounds clipd, $50/will divide.
Call Ross, 863-983-8661.
RIFLE- Chinese SKS7.62X39,
asking $150 (863)763-4961


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C UNIT- 2 ton, Brand new,
$1500. (863)517-2106
AIR CONDS (2) window units,
19K BTU, 220 V & 12K
BTU, 220 V, $200 will sell
separate (863)697-6033

hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer
TRACTOR- John Deere, all
original, runs great $2000
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.
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
wide. $75. 863-697-9979
in Labelle.
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
capacity, brand new, $500

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
Your new car could he In
today's paper Have you
looked for It?

Hollow body, Classic, $600
1 brown, 1 white. Glass front,
glass shelves, good cond.
50/both,will sep. 697-9979
berglass, 5 steps with rails.
$250. Will separate.
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
ries, $200 (863)763-4961

Yellow Head, male & 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
Firm (863)801-3622 or
papers. Male, 9-10 wks old.
$350. (863)214-1286
Catahula Leopard Hound
Pups, 2 tri colored males, 8
wks. old, 1st shots, vet ck'd,
$200 sell sep.
DOG CRATE, for the back of
truck, 4x4 Diamond Plate.
$350 (863)673-1464
DOG HOUSE- medium size,
portable, almost new, flexible-
plastic door, $25
DOG KENNEL- 10x10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
DOVES (13), $75 for all or will
separate. (863)675-4981
old, beautiful, AKC, wormed,
Vet checked, $450
GOATS 1 Nubian female, 1
pygmy female. $80/both, will
sell separate. 239-465-1393
AKC, Ready 10/2, Health
cert., Wormed, 1st shots.
$600. (863)241-3162
SAvailable for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410
ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, black
& brown $10.

Uni-tech XLR, 70 lb draw '&
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
$230. (863)635-0079
KNEEBOARD Hydroslide
Revolution, $50,
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access,
$600. (863)634-2812

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.
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1300,
child gentle, easy keeper
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,
$2500. (863)673-5058
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,
$300. (863)763-6507
MARE Quarterhorse, 4 yrs.,
green broke, needs good
home. $500. 239-707-5423
Call Sharon in Labelle area
PFHA. 13 year old, Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704
Sat. Oct. 14th, 10am
Okeechobee Agri. Civic
Center. Blackhawk Horse
Sales 864-710-1735.
FLAB#2502, FLAU2104
4 yrs., philly, 14 hands, ties,
stands for farrier. $1500 or
best offer. 239-465-1393

ENGINE- Briggs & Stratton
12.5HP, elec start, asking
$250. Like New
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hori-
zontal shaft, asking $150
LAWN TOOLS, Chipper/Shred-
der, & Lawn Edger $110 for
both or will separate.
MOWER DECKS, 2 38" wide,
$60. Call (863)532-9182.

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


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

dock. 1br, 1ba, Furn'd. in-
cludes Util & Dish TV. No pets.
$750. mo. (863)467-1950
N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2/1/screened porch, $800
mo., 1st, last & sec.

11th St, $850/mo 1st &
Sec, Call (863)634-7722
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boatdock. 2br,1 ba, $1100
+ util. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!

BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & more! Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly 1st
month FREE. $1200.
Hwy. 70 East, 2br, 1ba on 1
acre, all apple. incl., just re-
modeled, c/a & heat, no
pets, $750 no. + 1st, last &
sec. (863)447-2130
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461


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 B35
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

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 $
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
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 e-mail


TAL stereo recorder. Built in
CD burner. $800.
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
amp box, like new, $50
(86 3)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

For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip. trir. & More.
$2500/all. 863-261-6892
GENERATOR 4000- Coleman,
Runs good. $300. or best of-
fer. (863)801-3622
man, never used 6 1/8",
$200 (863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell
TABLE SAW, 10" & 4" Planer
combination, cast iron, $100
TABLE SAW- Craftsman, 10",
cast iron table, vintage, $70
863)763-4149 or
561)758-4337 cell
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
diesel. $2K. 863-805-8769

GAME BOYS (2) Advanced
SP x-box. $150/both or will
sell separate. 863-763-6507

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

RIFLE, Thompson Center, 36
cal., as new, in box, uses
#11 percussion caps. $300
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $700. 357-5754

as seen on TV, great cond.
$40. 863-634-3931 Okee

BATH, Scented wax, insulated
hand & foot cover, new condi-
tion. $25 neg. (863)675-2596
TION, in odginal box. $10 or
best offer. 863-675-2596

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,
FRIFP, 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
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.
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
access, lovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
nice quiet neighborhood,
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.,
How do you fnd a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

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
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

DUCEDI FSBO, New, 04',
2/2/2 maple cabinets, walk
in closets, hurricane shut-
ters, other upgrades, lot
12 25. 100% fin. avail.
$165,000 (239)989-5063
3br, 2ba, over 1200 sq ft.,
lake access, 50 ft dock,
fenced yard w/ beautiful
landscaping, open interior
design, many more features,
$154,900 Call
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
Lake access 3br, 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12032'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000-


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

FT DRUM, Doublewide, 5.6
ac. 3br, 2ba, Horse stable.
Easy access to 1-95. $1500.
month; (305)826-8343

LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451
Newly Remodeled,
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933


10 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 10, 2006


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

BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trlr.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Mariner motor & trailer $650
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
$100. (863)357-6113
Garmin GPS II. Hand held or
deck mount. $75.
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke, troll, mtr., galv.
trlr., $4500. 239-229-2974
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft, Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
shape, $2500
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'

bed full size P/U Good condi-
tion. $275. (863)824-0505

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classified.

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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.
$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
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

SCOOTER, Kasea, 50B motor-
ized, by Quingqi, runs good,
can be tagged for road use,
$500 (863)228-4202
blk./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
40+mpg., $4,800
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by soel-
ing them in the classi-

ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Stainless steel dump bed,
$175 (863)357-5754
Low hours. Great Christmas
gift $3500.863-517-0448
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


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailere 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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
EAGLE TALON, '91,.brand new
alt., turbo charge & clutch,
blown head, new tires $1000
or best offer. (863)801-6081
FORD ESCORT LX '97, 4 door,
excellent condition, all pow-
er, $1500 (863)357-1430

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,
convertible, $3000
JAGUAR '91, Souv., 4 door,
recent tune up, a/c converted
to 134A, new tires, brakes,
wheel bearings, above average
condition, $3450
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600. (863)634-2812
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
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.

GOLF CART 4 whl, w/battery
charger, runs & looks great.
$800 firm. 863-697-2631 or
(863)763-7666 eves.

truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $300.
or best offer..(863)697-9117
Truck, '77. Motor stuck since
hurricane. $800. 763-1370
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

RIMS- BIk & Chrome Spider 4
lug rims, w/205/40/17 Kuh-
mo tires, like new, $300 or
best offer (863)261-2546
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100. 863-517-2077
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)697-9117
'97 V6 Chevy S10, $400.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467

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.
1 owner, cold a/c, $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 F350 '86- 4dr dually,
diesel, needs work, $750
FORD F350, '84, Diesel, 4
door, $1200.

FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
$900 or best offer.
FORD F150 XLT- '03, Reg.
cab, Auto. V-6, Loaded, 57K
mi., 4 new tires. All pwr, Tow
pck. $10,000. (863)467-6079
FORD F250, '80, motor runs,
Body good shape. Needs
new auto. trans. $600. or
best offer. (863)673-5058
4 cyl, standard, cold a/c,
$1200 Negot. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337 ,
alum. w/grandma's attic. Good
for storage. Does not run.You
move$500.239-368-7291 aft3
GMC SIERRA S15 '89, Good
trans., engine blown, excel-
lent body. $500 or best offer.
NISSAN PU XE '95- ext cab, 6
cyl., asking $2500

48Ft. Good tires. New brake
job. Road Worthy $2250.
double axle, with ramps,
gooseneck, steel floor.
OPEN TRAILER, '07 6x12.
Tandem axle, 3' sides, brand
new. $1200. 863-634-1183
open flatbed, tilt, $585.
$400. Call (863) 763-1622.
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

I Pulc o ice

The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed proposals up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, January 10,2007
for respondents to provide a lease/opbon to buy new or existing professional of-
fice space for its new Okeechobee Service Center.
All proposals must conform to the Instructions in the RFR Interested respondents
may obtain a copy of the complete RFP (1) at the above address; (2) by down-
loading the solicitation from our website at www.ostwmd.ov: (3) by calling
(561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290.
The public is Invited to attend the proposal opening. Further Information on the
status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
1.Selection Committee Meeting: February 21,200710:00 a.m., Conference
Room 2A (Alternate Date): February 22,200711:00 a.m., Conf. Room 2A
2.Site Visits in lieu of Oral Presentations:
March 1,2007 9:00 4:00 p.m.,
(Alternate Date): March 2,2007 9:00- 4:00 p.m.
3.Fna Committee Meeting: March 6,200710:00 a.m., Conference Room 2A
(Alteroate Date): March 7,200711:00 a.m., Conference Room 2A
Site Visits are subject to cancellation In the event that the Districts final ranking
Is based solely on the written proposal evaluation. All public meetings will be
held at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms referenced above. A
copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South Florida Water Man-
agement District, Procurement Department, RO. Box 24680, West Palm
Beach, Florida, 33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need
assistance may contact the District Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two busi-
ness days In advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of
the meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meet-
ings will be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and conference
rooms referenced above. For more Information, please contact Johanna
Labrada, Sr. Contract Specialist, at (561) 682-2720.
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DODGE '91, 1 ton, 318 cu. in.
$1 00.0 (863)634-9345

Ford Hightop Van, '89, tow
pkg, full power, seats 8, TV,
CB radio $2000. LaBelle
Area. (863)675-4970 msg.

Cream Trk, :clean & ready to
go, $2500 neg
(863)697-1181 10am-6pm
Your next job could be In
today's classffieds. Did
you look or p t?

auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2250..Neg. 863-763-3190

ER SE '92, Seats 7, runs
exc., good cond., all power,
a/c, c/c. Can be seen at 709
N. Parrot Ave. $1800 or best
offer. (863)763-2045

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The Workforce Development Board of the
* Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a public meeting of the Ex-
ecutive Committee to which all per-
sons are invited:
Date &Time: Friday October 13,2006
8:00 a m.
Place: Workfldorce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
University Park
584 NW University Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, Forida 34986
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of

the 'agenda may be obtained by con-
Wo'kfoe Development Board

Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
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Community Events

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

Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program 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. Individu-
als and their family and friends with questions on lung health are wel-
dome. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call (800) 330-

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

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

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

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting schedule
and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me Go" by
Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad The Life,.of
Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope Joan" by Diana
Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the library board
room, 206 S.W 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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
Thrivent will hold their 16th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 28,
at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. Tickets
are $5 each for the meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked beans, German
potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Dinners will be served from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-5042.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations
to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in
conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee
City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-
sioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are
offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Hal-
loween 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 Christmas
ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1. The ornament includes
a numbered certificate and historical information. The cost of the orna-
ments 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 (863) 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 hold a craft and rummage sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the annual Night with Santa project. Admission for
adults is $1. Admission is free to FCHC patients with an FCHC identi-
fication card.

Guardian ad Litern training offered
The 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-

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 at7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or
a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send 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, con-
tact 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
Recreation 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. untilnoon. 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
children in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at
9:30 a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult
class will be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to 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 ifor 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 tax 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 (863) 610-0973.

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; or, call
(863) 462-5350.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

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