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Vol. 97 No. 284


Wednesday, October 11,2006


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Head and Steele
capture tourney win
Carroll Head and Larry
Steele blew the competition
out of the water Saturday
afternoon when they
brought five fish weighing
22.68 lbs. to the scales to win
the Christian Team Trail bass
tournament at Okee-Tantie
Marina. The team took home
$870 for their effort. They
also received a check for
$196 for bringing in the sec-
ond big fish of the day. It
weighed 5.49 lbs.
Forty-nine boats took to
the water of Lake Okee-
chobee at safe light to take-
part in Oakview Baptist
Church's monthly tourna-
ment.
.. George Marshall, Sr. and .
his son George Marshall, Jr.
took second place with 13.61
lbs. of fish. They also had the
big fish of the tourney. It
weighed in at 7.52 lbs. The
Marshalls received $436 for
their morning on the lake.
Third place and a check
for $240 went to Ken Good-
win and Mike Rayburn for
their 13.12 lb. bag of fish.
Bob Owens and Fred
George took fourth place
with 12.21 lbs. of Okee-
chobee bass. They received
$214.
Bill Rose and long-time
partner.Craig Smith finished
in fifth place with 11.33 lbs.
of fish. They received $190
for their effort.
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Drought Index
Current: 473
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.20 feet

Lake level .
Last Year: .
15.59 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds . .. .. 13-15
Comics ...........12
Community Events . .4
Crossword .........13
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out ......... 4
Sports ............ 6
TV ...............14
Weather ........... 2
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County faces


varied
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News'
When the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners meets tomorrow
they will face a varied agenda,
of topics ranging from zoning
requests, sex offenders, land-
scaping, economic develop-
ment and use of county sports
fields.
Residents of Bet-Her Acres
are expected to protest
Sylvester Buller's request for a
rezoning from residential sin-,
gle family to residential gener-
al. Mr. Butler has stated that he
plans to build rental units on
the propel l\ which is Ilr-cated
: directly\ south of thr Race-lia.c
service station on S.R., U E..
Residents of the nEighbo'rhfod
showed up at the last planning
board meeting to protest the
proposed action.


agenda
Linda Wilson, representing
the Dixie Ranch Homeowners
Association, is scheduled to
address the board concerning a
group home for convicted sex
offenders in her neighborhood.
At their last meeting, com-
missioners instructed county
attorney John Cassels to draft
an ordinance limiting the num-
ber of sex offenders that can
live in one dwelling. He is
expected' to present a rough
dr.fti of that ordinance to the
commissioners. However,
commissioners are not expect-
ed to take any action on the
proposed, ordinance at that
time,
Turning to economic devel-
opri'ent. l. n.ii Top,-l f F i-. .
day's Hea tIland Rurhl Eco nmii<:
Development Initiative (REDI)
will be addressing the board
See Agenda -Page 2


Speeding stop


leads to arrests


on drug charges


By Eric Koppp
Okeechobee News
Three men and a woman
that had been stopped for
speeding in the northwest por-
tion of the county by an Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) deputy Monday were
subsequently arrested on drug
charges.
Arrested Oct. 9 were Daniel
W. Sills, Juan Meras, Otis
Sharpe and Amanda Elanie
Fields.
Sills, 38, N.W. 102nd St.,


pumpkin and his cohorts.


Okeechobee, was charged
with the felony of possession of
methamphetamine and the
misdemeanors of possession
of marijuana under 20 grams
and possession of drug para-
phernalia. He was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail
under a $6,000 bond.
Meras,21, N.W. 20th Ave.,
Okeechobee, and Sharpe, 20,
South Martin Road, Lake
Wales, were both charged with
the misdemeanor of posses-
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Little pumpkins
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concerning prospective industries
for the area. She will discuss the
results of a recent meeting to
attract industry to the area served
by her organization.
The area served by Florida's
Heartland REDI includes DeSoto,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High-
lands and Okeechobee counties
and the communities of
Immokalee in Collier County and
South Bay, Pahokee and Belle
Glade in Palm Beach County.
Landscaping is also on the
agenda. Commissioners will dis-
cuss a proposed ordinance that
would mandate minimum land-
scape requirements for different
zoning districts. The proposed
ordinance would set the mini-


mum number of trees and shrubs
for each zoning district. The
board could also look at appear-
ance and design standards for
commercial and industrial build-
ings.
At recent meetings of the
board of directors of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
discussions were held concerning
levying non-ad valorem assess-
ments to finance expansion and
improvements to the system. Cur-
rently, the interlocal agreement
with the county does not permit
this. Commissioners will consider
whether to grant OUA the right to
levy assessments.
There are two proposed ordi-
nances that have been drafted for
the board's consideration. One
ordinance would prohibit special
non-ad valorem assessments by
OUA without prior approval by


county commissioners. The other
proposed ordinance would allow
OUA to levy special non-ad val-
orem assessments without prior
commission approval.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
consider a request for a
change in zoning from residential
rural to agriculture that would
allow operation of a sand pit on
S.R. 70W.;
consider abandoning a plat-
ted right-of-way in Petit Park Sub-
division;
schedule a public hearing on
abandoning a right-of-way in
Conners Gables Subdivision;
approve or make minor
modifications to Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation (FDOT)
plans for welcome signs at the
county lines on S.R. 70;
e consider FDOT landscaping


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plans for S.R 78 W.;
consider FDOT landsc
plans for the entrance tc
Okeechobee County Agri
Center;
consider a lease of the
glas Brown Community Cent
purchase a Ford pick
the road maintenance de
ment; and,
apply for a grant fror
Enterprise Florida RuralI
structure Fund for addil
improvements to benefit R
Concrete Concepts.
A 1:30 p.m. discussion
been scheduled to consider
use of county-owned sports
by youth sports organization

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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 County Fair-
grounds, 15601 Midway Rd.
Admission is $4 per person, and one admission is good for both
S days. Children under 12 will be admitted free and parking will also be
free.
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories, hand-
crafted furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewelry, needle-
work, 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 But-
terfly Haven, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, will hold an open house on Sat-
urday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
- Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those who
wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
" 5 J www.arnoldswildlife.org.

Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program
(GRH) designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy
families and individuals in buying existing or building new homes in
rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obliga-
tions.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and informa-
tion about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website at www.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
aping Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Aux-
o the iliary's programs.
-Civic The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and Other
Coast Guard missions.
Dou- The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
ter, sate and local authorities.


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sion of drug paraphernalia. Their
bonds were both set at $500.
Fields, 30, Tiger Creek Trail,
Lake Wales, was charged with
possession of methamphetamine
with intent to sell and the misde-
meanor of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set
at $11,000.
According to an OCSO arrest
affidavit, OCSO Deputy Donald
Ellis stopped a truck in the 35000
block of N.E. Fourth Drive shortly
before 10 p.m. The vehicle was
being driven by Fields.
Deputy Ellis did a K-9 search
and the dog did an alert on the


Daniel
Sills


Juan Otis Amanda
Meras Sharpe Fields


truck. During a search of the
truck, the deputy found a sub-
stance he suspected was
methamphetamine in a purse
that belonged to Fields, stated the
arrest affidavit. The substance,
which weighed 6.6 grams, was
tested and indicated a positive
result for the presence of


methamphetamine.
The report by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force goes on to
state that Deputy Ellis also found a
set of electronic scales and a pipe
he believed was used to smoke
methamphetamine. These items
were found in a jacket being car-
ried by Sills, stated the report.


When Sills was searched, a
substance thought to be marijua-
na was found on his person and a
small plastic baggy that contained
a substance suspected of being
methamphetamine was found
in his wallet, continued the
report. Both substances were
field tested and indicated a posi-
tive result for the presence of
marijuana, which weighed .9
grams, and methamphetamine,
which weighed 1.3 grams, the
report indicated.
The report goes on to state
that two sets of electronic scales
and several plastic bags were
found in the rear seat of the truck
where Sharpe and Meras were
reportedly sitting.


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Community Events


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 United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 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
OHS 97_reunion@yahoo.com.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.


Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as sec-
ond language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until
8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.


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Central Elementary learns all about the fall season


Kindergarten
Kindergarten has been very
busy with the beginning of fall-
learning more about seasons,
how the weather changes, what
happens to make leaves change
colors in the fall, and how some
animals begin preparations for a
long, cold winter. We also
enjoyed our first Freaky Friday
(Sept. 22nd) celebrating the
beginning of fall by making color-
ful fall leaves, painting a giant fall
mural, and finding a star in
apples!
Next, on Monday, Sept. 26th
we learned about a man named
John Chapman, who loved
apples. He shared his apples, the
seeds, and young apple trees with
his friends and soon became
knows as Johnny Appleseed. He
sometimes wore a pot on his
head. So we made pots and wore
them on our heads. It was fun!
We also got to eat some apples
and wrote sentences about John-
ny Appleseed in our journals.
Then, on Friday, Sept. 29th we
had our second Freaky Friday and
ended our study of the letter Pp by
having a Kindergarten Pajama
Day. Even our teachers, parapro-
fessionals, and some parent vol-
unteers came to school in their
pajamas, too. Some of the activi-
ties we did were making and eat-
ing pancakes (yum-yum), making
paper bag puppets, acting out a
S"Little Pigs" story, making Oreo
cookie penguins, and counting
seeds in a real pumpkin. We also
read some stories about pigs.
On Thursday, Oct. 5th, we
learned about planting a garden
in the fall. Some students from the
ninth grade agriculture classes
and their teachers, Mr. Brian Dry-
den, came to our school to help
us. They tilled the ground and we
pulled up weeds and grass. They
read us a story about growing a
garden and told us about planting
and taking care of a garden. Then,


we measured and planned for
how we should plant the seeds
and plants Mr. Dryden brought.
We got to actually help! We can't
wait to see what happens next.
In math we used the letter Pp
when we learned about making
patterns. We used patterns to
make colorful fall chains in an
ABC pattern.
Kindergarten is a great place to
learn. We have so much fun we
can hardly wait for next week to
see what we will be doing next.
Of course, parents and other
interested community members
are welcome to come, visit and
share in the fun of learning!
Mrs. Davis' class is off to a
great start. We are working hard
and having fun learning. The stu-
dents of the week so far have
been Luis Rivera, Miguel Badillo,
Jessica Rivas, Jayda Howell, Key-
tana Arteaga and Michael Watson.
Congratulations!
We also enjoyed seeing all the
animals at Rodeo Day, learning
about Johnny Appleseed and
wearing our PJ's to school.
Third Grade
Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
class are rounding numbers to the
10's,100's, and 1000's. We are
also learning front end estima-
tion. Ask your third grader about
it. Students in Ms. Enfinger's read-
ing group are learning new
vocabulary and reading skills that
will help us throughout our life-
time. Students have read about
the dog who saved Nome this
week. Week after next we are
learning about the Galapagos
Islands. There is a special playing


on the travel channel about that
now if you'd like to watch before
our story. Our students of the
week are Brian Campa and Kelsie
Shelton. Happy Birthday to
Anthony Reed. Don't forget to
read daily!
Third graders in Ms. Luchetta's
class are working harder than
ever. In their reading series, the
students learned how hard it can
be for Balto and his team to travel
through cold, snowy conditions.
We have also started to use the
new science series. The first chap-
ter is all about matter and the stu-
dents are enjoying the activities as
they explore this new idea. In
social studies, the students are
learning about maps. They have
even created their own towns!
Our math concepts are starting to
increase in difficulty, with chapter
5 being all about subtraction.
Please continue to work with
your children on place-value,
rounding and subtraction.
Remember to never give up and
keep on reading!
This week in Mrs. Atwell's
class we are reviewing: cause and
effect, prefixes, suffixes, syn-
onyms, and antonyms. In math,
we are polishing up our subtrac-
tion and addition skills, preparing
for multiplication. We are having
a great time learning!

Third Grade B.A.S.E.
In Science, we are learning
about matter-solids, liquids, and
gases. Read, read, read and earn
step to a coupon in the Pizza Hut
Book-It Program. In Spanish, we
are learning about the work of a
firefighter using our weekly read-
er. In Math, we are learning about
addition with regrouping and
reviewing rounding. Our students
of the week are; Marcos Jimenez,
Jadelyn Estes, Jessica Blysma,
Elizabeth Johnson, Diana Campa,
and Ariel Burgos.


Fifth Grade
Mrs. Steiert's class has been
extremely busy! They have been
studying the Declaration of Inde-
pendence and even performed a
play about the signing of the Dec-
laration at the September P.T.O.
meeting. They were captivating in
their curly wigs and gave on out-
standing performance! Mrs.
Steiert was also extremely proud
of her class for memorizing this
portion of the Declaration: We
hold these truths to be self evident
deriving their powers from the
consent of the governed. They
memorized it perfectly!
At the P.T.O. meeting, new
Safety Patrol Officers were sworn
in by Sheriff Paul May. These stu-
dents were Armand Crowell,
, Rebekah Bennett, Mitchell
McCoin, Wesley White, Kaylie
Arnold, Ashalee Dreher, Nicholas
Kielbasa, and Louie Perdomo.
He's our Captain for this year.
Way to go, Louie!
Mrs. Steiert's class would also
like to send out special congratu-
lations to Chelsea Wharin for


being voted Student Council Pres-
ident for Central Elementary. We
are proud to have you represent
us, Chelsea.
Mrs. Steiert's Readers of the
Week have been Mitchell McCoin
and Patricia Sanchez. Mrs.
Steiert's class has earned over 400
A.R. points so far this year! Way to
go class! Students of the Week
have been Daniel Skinner and
Karla Jimemez because they are
both wonderful young people
and students!
In Miss Cowden's room we


have been studying Rosa Parks
and her accomplishments and
contributions to US History. We
have looked at letters written to
her by students everywhere, and
her correspondence back to
those students. We have also
been studying Christopher
Columbus' brave voyage in 1492.
Students have enjoyed reading
about how he had to rent three
boats, and how Columbus was
inspired by the book The Adven-
tures of Marco Polo to start his
explorations.


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CES student council
These students will be governing the Central Elementary
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dents are third, fourth, and fifth graders, (from left to right),
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Obituaries


Miracle Rein Phillips
Infant Miracle Rein Phillips,
'died Oct. 4, 2006 at Florida Hos-
pital Heartland Medical Center in
Sebring.
She is survived by: her moth-
er, Mindy Lou Phillips; father,
Wayne Shaw; brother, Devin
Phillips; aunt, Star Phillips; and,
i grandparents, Dennis and Bever-
ly Phillips, all from Okeechobee.
There will be no visitation or
services at this time.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.

Odene Wier
Odene Wier, age 87, of Okee-
chobee, died Oct. 10, 2006, at the
Okeechobee Healthcare Facility.
She was born July 16, 1919, in
Tifton, Ga. and had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1998.
She was an employee of Publix
for 23 years.
She is survived by: her hus-
band of 67 years, Albert M. Wier
of Okeechobee; sons, Albert
Larry Wier of Okeechobee and
David Scott (Linda) Wier, also of
Okeechobee. In addition, she is
survived by four grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and,
brothers, Dowis Norman of Val-
ley, Ala. and O'Neal Duffey of
Odessa.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.
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GANGS: There was an article in the paper about gangs. From the arti-
cle, it appears that the sheriff's office is doing their job and making sure
this is nipped in the bud. It appears this particular detective works the gang
unit and is verywell informed.

GREAT JOB; Hats off to the Okeechobee County and Osceola County
sheriff's offices they did a great job.

SUPPORT: I support the police and their wishes. The paper did the
same. It was full cooperation. But First Amendment rights are worthy of
debate. I was not the only victim of a burglary. I was not the only home
robbed of a weapon. Newspapers and television stations normally clamor
for breaking news, but also have editorial discretion. The question is
whether the news would have hindered the capture. Sheriff May was cor-
rect in saying the investigation is not over. I'd be sick for the rest of my life if
it was my gun that kid used. I thank God no one else was murdered. Let's
all say a prayer for the family of Mr. Dellarco.

RESPECT: The many years I have lived in Okeechobee I've always
noticed that whenever a murder is committed they always get their man.
Every time I open the paper there are a lot of drug busts. I have nothing but
respect for our men in blue. But now it's time to focus on our gang prob-
lems also.

FIRST AMENDMENT: I guess you have to balance the First Amend-
ment with common sense. Did the media keep this low key at the request
of the sheriff's office, or were they pretty much ordered to keep it quiet?
Did keeping it quiet make it easier to catch the guy because he didn't run,
or did it put more people in jeopardy because they didn't know there was
a danger? I've only lived out here a couple of years, and I don't really know
anyone on the Prairie. Had it not been for the first short article I wouldn't
have known that anything had happened. I've noticed that the people of
Okeechobee, in general, seem to do avery good job of balancing the letter
of the law with common sense. Maybe that's why I love it here so much. I
have a lot of confidence in the OCSO and I think they do a great job. How-
ever, I do think that the abandoned cabins and trailers out here help add to
the problem, and I really wish that code enforcement should put some
pressure on the land owners to get the junk out.

TEEN PREGNANCY: In regard to teen pregnancy, I think the fault is
almost always with the parents. Granted, I know many parents who have
done everything they could to help a child, and it did not work. I have seen
too many kids in Okeechobee who just don't worry about the financial
responsibility because they know their benefits will increase. I understand
all of us make mistakes but if we don't learn from them, then what is the
point? If a teenage mother receives a majority of items for free, then it is
not going to teach her responsibility. And society is not teaching them
responsibility. I know there are many programs out there for teenage
moms, but the kids just go to them because they are mandated to in order
to continue to receive their benefits. To them, it is all a joke.

COMMON SENSE: In the '60s morality changed do what feels right
and shame went out the window. With it came the price we are all paying.
And perhaps the greatest price of all is the price innocent babies and chil-
dren are being charged. What can we do about it? We need to go back to
common sense and start all over.

WORKING THE SYSTEM: Seems. to me these young girls are having
babies because the system has tolerated it. We have a health department
and a health center that will see your teenage daughter or son for birth
control methods without the parent's knowledge, and there is no cost. But
in the event you get pregnant, the community gives you a baby shower
and they receive free stuff that businesses donate to help these 'parents.'
WIC and car seats are also given -out to these same parents. Most of the
grandparents or aunts end up rearing these children. This is getting out of
hand. But who do we say is at fault the parents, the doctors, the com-
munity? We all enable these kids. Believe me, the kids know the system
and know how to work it.

LAWS: If they are honest, any police officer will tell you that there really
are a lot on the state's list who were not actual offenders of children. For
instance, a girl was a known call girl. She looked a good 10 years older
than she was. A man paid for her services, but her boyfriend got mad and
called the police. Turns out she was two months shy of being 18. The man
is now listed as a sexual offender. The whole incident was wrong from the
start but it is all too common. I agree with everyone, a residential treat-
ment program should not be in a residential area. Remember, the laws
and constitution are the same for everyone and should never be ignored
or violated.

THREAT: A residential treatment home should not be anywhere in a
residential neighborhood no matter if it is an alcoholic, drug or
women's abuse center. None of this stuff belongs in a residential neigh-
borhood. It is too much of a threat to the residents.

TRUST: Children are not safe not in this day and age. We, as parents,
tend to trust people based on there position in life a good friend, a good
neighbor, your minister, a police officer, a teacher, youth minister, security
guard at the local mall, etc. After all, we do tell are kids to respect authority.

PUBLIC RECORD: If you really want more power to remove this treat-
ment program from your neighborhood then I would suggest you get all
the facts that you can, and not present yourself as just a concerned parent.
A public record is your first stop. That will tell you the county in which
these individuals were charged and sentenced. If the actual court records
are not sealed then get them. There, you will find the real facts of the case.
But remember, these cases a lot of time involve underage kids so it is not
fair to them to have their name pulled through the mud they have
already been victim and don't need to be re-victimized again.



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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health 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.

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863).467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good'
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984,
for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
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.

Friday
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) 467-5474.
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
becoming 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.

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information, con-
tact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for
information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-


H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okee-
chobee County. 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-
6469.



Community Event

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.


Community Events

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 Wednesday, Oct. 11, at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker will be
Okeechobee Sheriff Paul May who will speak about the various
facets and capabilities of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office.

Kingsmen Quartet to be in concert
The Kingsmen Quartet will be in concert Thursday, Oct. 12, at
7 p.m. at His House Fellowship, Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W: 28th St.. For information, call (863) 763-3519 or (863) 763-
7113.

Airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its
monthly meeting at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., on
Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. Agenda items include discussion of
plans for the Speckled Perch Festival.

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

Prize giveaways benefits AC S
Tickets are available at the Visiting Nurses Association of
Florida office, 208 S.E. Park.St., for a prize giveaway to take place
Saturday, 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 Satur-
day, 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 Walkl-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
Cancer Walk-a-Thon.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14.
and Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is
$10 and is payable by check only. You do not have to be a mem-
ber of AARP or have AARP insurance to be eligible for the class.
Check with your auto insurance agent for your three-year dis-.
count 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 conti-
nental breakfast will be served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an
appointment.

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

Sen. Alexander plans town hall meeting
State Senator J.D. Alexander will conduct a town hall meeting
for Okeechobee County on Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 until 7:30
p.m. in the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98
North. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public com-
ments or issues of concern on a state level from the citizens in
Okeechobee County. Sen. Alexander encourages citizens with
concerns to take this opportunity to attend. For information,
contact Patty Harrison at (863) 298-7666 or Larry Ford at (863)
386-6016 or call 1-800-444-9747.

Annual food drive is planned
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Surhmer-
all and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual
Food for Families community food drive from Oct. 16 to Nov. 25.
Organizations 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@adel-
phia.net 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 Coun-
ty Library, 206 S.W. 16th,St. The titles are: Flagler's Railroad
come ,o 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 dis-
cussion afterwards. There is no admission fee and reservations
are not needed.


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(Washington, D.C.) The
Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion (DEA) is providing a new tool
to educators to help their students
"just think twice" about the dan-
gers of drugs. A new teachers'
guide based on DEA's teen anti-
drug website www.justthink-
twice.com, has been published
by DEA and is available to teach-
ers for classroom use. The guide
contains lesson plans and recom-
mended activities for middle and
high school students and covers a
wide array of topics related to the
consequences of drugs. The cur-
riculum was previewed and vet-
ted by educators who felt that it
was a dynamic, hands-on
approach which would help
teach America's youth about the
dangers of drugs.
DEA Administrator Karen
Tandy said "Today's teens are
bombarded with myriad, and
often conflicting, messages about
drugs. They need straightforward
and objective information on
what drugs do to them, their
future and society as a whole.
Teachers now have a resource to
help them provide their students


with unambiguous information
on drugs. By using the Just Think
Twice website as the basis for
assignments and class activities,
teachers will stimulate middle
and high school students to really
think about the consequences of
taking or selling drugs."
DEA's award-winning "Just
Think Twice" website was
launched in August, 2005, and
has garnered praise from stu-
dents, parents and educators. The
teachers' guide provides lesson
plans based on the eight seg-
ments of the website. For each of
the segments, the guide includes
lesson plans for middle school
and more advanced plans for high
school. Each module is com-
prised of an introduction, a list of
materials, teacher preparation
requirements, an introductory
discussion, suggested activities,
concluding discussion, assess-
ment of students' responses to
the lesson, extension activities to
expand on concepts learned in
the lesson, and quizzes to assess
knowledge.
Families Changing America:
Standing Together Against Sub-


campaign.
stance Abuse, an organization
comprised of families who lost
loved ones to substance abuse,
expressed support for the teach-
ers' guide. Many members of the
organization are parents of young
people who believed that their
substance abuse was not harm-
ful. "We believe that this curricu-
lum will serve as a centerpiece for
preparing students for the great
challenges that lie ahead. It will
give them the tools to make the
right choices and avoid the enor-
mous risks that our loved ones
sadly took. We heartily support
this curriculum as now, more
than ever, the fourth R, Risk,
Avoidance, needs to be given
equal weight with reading, writ-
ing, and arithmetic," said Linda
Surks, Spokesperson for Families
Changing America.
The eight modules in the guide
are:
Just Think Twice About
Drugs: Overview of the entire
website.
Drug Facts: Students learn
the specific effects and risks of dif-
ferent drugs.
Costs to Society: Students


'A' is for Appleseed
Second grade students at South Elementary School have been studying Johnny Apple-
seed by reading a play adapted by Pleasant deSpain. Each class has used this play to
correlate the curriculum of reading to science. The students have brought in apples,
applesauce, apple juice and any other apple item they could find to use for this unit. The
students will use the different kinds of apples to learn graphing skills in mathematics.'
(front row-left to right) Hannah Fralix, Brittany Snow, Shelby Kirton (back row-left to
right) Catrina Nichols, Andee Garcia, and Austin Spano


n begins
increase their. awareness about
the problems caused by drug use
and the value of laws .to protect
members of society.
*Facts and Fiction: Students
question the common myths
about drugs by looking at the
facts which contradict them.
*It Can't Happen to Me: Using
vivid examples of the negative
consequences of drugs, students
assess how drugs can affect their
future.
eStumble Weed: Students
learn about the various ways that
marijuana impacts the brain and
body and challenges them to
question common myths about
marijuana.
*Hot Topics :Students are pro-
vided information on the latest
trends and drug-related news.
*Got Meth? Using graphic
illustrations and straightforward
information, students learn about
the effects of methamphetamine
on the body, brain and society.
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The Heartland Library Coopera-
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6 SPORTS


Head and Steele capture tourney win .....


By Loma Jablonski


Okeechobee News
Carroll Head and Larry Steele
blew the competition out of the
water Saturday afternoon when
they brought five fish weighing
22.68 lbs. to the scales to win the
Christian Team Trail bass tourna-
ment at Okee-Tantie Marina. The
team took home $870 for their
effort. They also received a check
for $196 for bringing in the second
big fish of the day. It weighed 5.49
lbs.
Forty-nine boats took to the
water of Lake Okeechobee at safe
light to take part in Oakview Baptist
Church's monthly tournament.
George Marshall, Sr. and his son
George Marshall, Jr. took second
place with 13.61 lbs. of fish. They
also had the big fish of the tourney.
It weighed in at 7.52 lbs. The Mar-
shalls received $436 for their morn-
ing on the lake.
Third place and a check for
$240 went to Ken Goodwin and
Mike Rayburn for their 13.12 lb.


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Bob Owens and Fred George
took fourth place with 12.21 lbs. of
Okeechobee bass. They received
$214.
Bill Rose and long-time partner
Craig Smith finished in fifth place
with 11.33 lbs. of fish. They
received $190 for their effort.
Other anglers finishing in the
money were (6) Les Tory and Greg
Tory, 10.69 lbs.-$145; (7) Keith Per-
ron and Jim Medlin, 9.65 lbs.-$124;
(8) Tom Kappauff and John Kap-
pauff, 9.42 lbs.-$1 10; (9) Mark Hes-
ter and Kaula McNeill, 9.34 lbs.-
$100 and (10) Bill Troyer and Tim
Graber, 8.65 lbs.-$70.
Richard Postell and Arthur
Adkins received a special
endurance award for their catch. It
tipped the scales at .90 lbs. The
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Memorial golf
tourney to take place
A memorial golf tournament to
benefit the Joyce Hacker Scholar-
ship Fund will take place on Satur-
day, Oct. 14, at the Okeechobee,
Golf & Country Club, U.S. Hwy.
441 N. The shotgun start will take
place at 8:30 a.m. There will be a
four person team scramble (team
draw) or pick your own team. The
cost is $45 per person which
includes golf, lunch and prizes.
Prizes will be paid in both divisions
for first, fifth and ninth places
according to number of players in
each division. The team draw for
blind draw will be held at VFW
Post 10539, 3912 U.S. Hwy. 441
S.E., on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6
p.m. Prizes and lunch will take
place at "VFW Post 10539 immedi-
ately after the tournament. This is a
first time tourney that will hopeful-
ly turn into an annual event. All
monies raised will be matched by
State of Florida. For information,
contact the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club at (863) 763-6228 or
Connie Lanier at (863) 801-5600 or
Ben Burdeshawat (863) 763-5389.

Volleyball team closes
season with home game
The Lady Brahman volleyball
team will close its regular season
with a home game against Glades
Day on Thursday, Oct. 12. The
Lady Brahmans will be honoring
their graduating senior team mem-
bers at this game. This will be the
final regular season home game
for seniors Kelley Smiley, Tierra
Allen, Katie Bryan, Shaunaye
Brown, Erin Kersey and Maurisa
Simmons. The Lady Brahman
team and their coach George May
are extending their invitation to the
community to attend this game
and help send off these young ath-
letes with a packed gym. The Lady
Brahmans have broken records
and ended a 16-year losing streak
to the Martin County Tigers this.
season. The junior varsity game
begins at 5:30 p.m. The varsity will
take the court at 7 p.m. following a
brief ceremony before the match.
District playoffs begin Thursday,
Oct. 17.
Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club on Oct. 21 to help send Taek-
wondo students to national com-
petition. Last year's tournament
helped send 34 students to the
Southeastern National Tourna-
ment in March, 2006 and all came
home with trophies. This year's
Nationals will be held in Houston,
Texas in March, 2007. The golf
tournament will have an 8 a.m.
shotgun start. It is a four-person
scramble. The entry fee is $50 per
person which includes 18 holes of
golf and lunch following the com-
petition. There will be prizes for
first, second and last place. There


will. also be prizes for the longest
drive and closest to the pin. Call
the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club at (863) 763-6228; Russ
Adams at (863) 357-0404 or Sunni
Adams at (863) 697-0499. They are
also accepting individual hole
sponsors. The fee is $100 per hole.
Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-
lins Open Bass Tournament to
benefit "Our House", a non-profit
program serving children and their
families, will take place on Sunday,
Oct. 29, at the public boat ramp in
Clewiston. Entry fee is $120 per
two person team, and includes big
fish pot. Entries are accepted by
mail or at the Anglers Marina on
Saturday, Oct. 28 from I until 5
p.m. For information contact Jim
Pollock at (954) 695-6035 or Tim
Celestiat (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 current
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 Brahman
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
new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport, con-
tact Darlene Bass at (863) 634-
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 11,2006


Births

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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Jakob Jones
Jakob Jones
Carl and Tiffany Jones, of
Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Jakob Tyler Jones. He was born
Sept. 12, 2006, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Division in Sebring. He
Weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 23
inches long.
Jakob was welcomed home
by his brothers Kyle and C.J.;
maternal grandparents, Melody
Johnson and Guy Anderson of,
Titusville; paternal grandparents,
Margaret Hill and Samuel Everett
of Okeechobee; and, great-grand-
parents, Donald and JoAnn John-
son of New Albany, In., and Helen
Hill of Okeechobee.


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SNews/Kathy Carr
Delainey Rucks and Eva Mae
Williams
Delainey Ella Rucks
Eva Maie Williams, 98, holds
her most recent great- grand-
daughter, Delainey Ella Rucks.
Delainey, the daughter of Clint
and Heather Rucks, w'as born
Sept. 6, 2006, and was present at
Mrs. Williams' birthday party on
Sept. 16,2006.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Alexa Hayes
Alexa Hayes
Donnie and Charlette Hayes,
of 'Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Alexa Serenity Skye
Hayes. She was born July 14,
2006, at Martin: Memorial Hospital
in Stuart. She weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz.,
and was 19.5 inches long.
Serenity was welcomed home
by her big sisters, Maranda, D'An-
na and Kaitlynn; maternal grand-
parents, Kim and Doug Pickles of
Madison; paternal grandparents,
Donnie, Sr. and Helen Hayes of
Okeechobee; great-grandparents,
James and Evelena Surles of
Bronson; and, numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins.


SFWMD host World Water Day


Okeechobee The Okee-
chobee Service Center of the
South Florida Water -Manage-
ment District is dispatching sev-
eral of its staff to educate more
than 200 agricultural students in
Okeechobee for World Water
Monitoring Day on Thursday,
Oct. 12.
Students from Osceola Mid-
dle School and the Freshman
Campus will learn the impor-
tance of protecting Florida's
water resources, including our
lakes, rivers, streams and estuar-
ies.
World Water Monitoring Day
is an international outreach pro-
gram held annually from Sept.
18 to Oct. 18 in dozens of com-
munities worldwide. Overall,
more than 80,000 people have
participated in 50 countries, shar-
ing in this unique experience of
water quality monitoring.

Spotlight on
Okeechobee

A special thanks
On Sept. 24, 2006, Jerry Lee
Anderson went home to be with
the Lord. Through his long life we
were shown kindness from many
friends and family. We would like
to pay a special thanks to those
individuals who took extra care in
helping our family through prayer,
attention, ; and compassion:
Shirley's Home Health Care, Pastor
Richard'E. Whipple and his wife,
Annette, Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory, Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Depart-
ment for the extended escort pro-
vided by Sheriff Paul May, Doctor
Aragon and his staff, and all our
friends and family that attended the
services.
The family of Jeny Lee
Anderson


Please visit www.worldwater- pling kit online. Kit users can test
monitoringday.com for more their local waters on the four key
information of World Water indicators of water quality-
Monitoring Day. Volunteer moni- temperature, pH, dissolved oxy-
toring groups, water quality gen, and turbidity-:and submit
agencies, students and the gen- their results to an international
eral public are encouraged to database on the program's web-
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Fight the flu, don't wait to vaccinate


Okeechobee The Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment has announced the arrival of
the 2006/2007 seasonal influenza
Vaccine.
Flu season runs from October
through March, often peaking in
February. Each year, between 5
percent and 20 percent of the U.S.
population will come down with
the flu, leading to 36,000 flu-related
deaths and 200,000 flu-related hos#-
pitalizations. If more Americans
get their flu shots, the more those
numbers go down.
Once again, the Okeechobee
County Health Department will be
conducting the "Drive-Thru Flu
Immunization Clinic". These drive-
thru clinics will be conducted at
two different sites, on different
days in November and December.
The dates and times are to be
announced.
If youwould like to receive your
flu shot prior to the drive-thru clin-
ics, please contact the Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment, (863) 462-5819 during
normal business hours.
The cost of the vaccination is
$25, Medicare is accepted.
Any adult over the age of 18 is
eligible for the immunization.
High-risk patients are encour-
aged to get their flu shots early to


afford for the greatest amount of
protection. That group includes,
but is not limited to:
People 65 years and older;
People who live in nursing
homes ,and other long-term care
facilities that house- those with
long-term illnesses;
Adults with chronic heart or
lung conditions, including asthma;
Adults who needed regular
medical care or were in a hospital
during the previous year because
of a metabolic disease (like dia-
betes), chronic kidney disease, or
weakened immune system
(including immune system prob-
lems caused by medicines or by
infection with human immunode-
' ficiencyvirus (HIV/AIDS);
Women who will be preg-
nant during the influenza season;
People with any condition
that can compromise respiratory
function or the handling of respira-
tory secretions (that is, a condition
that makes it hard to breathe or
swallow, such as brain injury or
disease, spinal cord injuries,
seizure disorders, or other nerve or
muscle disorders.)
Since prevention is the key to
reduce the probability of contract-
ing flu, here are practical steps to
stop the spread of flu:
Influenza vaccine can pre-


vent influenza, so get immunized.
Clean hands often with soap
and water or an alcohol-based
hand cleanser.
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.
Stay home when you are sick
and keep sick children home.
Avoid close contact with peo-
ple who are ill, if possible.
Do not share eating utensils,
drinking glasses, towels or other
personal items.
Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when you cough or


sneeze.
0 Stay healthy: get plenty of
rest, healthy foods, fluids and exer-
cise.
For information about how to
schedule a flu vaccination, contact
your private physician or personal
health care provider. For more
information on flu and flu vaccina-
tion, visit the DOH web site at
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/dis-
ease_ctrl/immune/fl u/index.htm
or contact the Okeechobee Coun-
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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 11,2006


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIl.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 6,
through Thursday, Oct. 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"The Guardian"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "School for
Scoundrels" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m..Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for informa-
tion and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
these children.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children.' Please contact
Karissa Richards at 1-(800) 403-
9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.

EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven daily
by hundreds of private citizens
who, as volunteers, enter juvenile
justice programs throughout the
state. The Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center (EYDC) needs you to
share your skills or special talents in
making a difference in the lives of
troubled youth. Volunteers are
needed as tutors, translators, arts
and crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instructors,
recreation aides and assistance in
developing a youth choir. Wouldn't
you like to make a difference? If so,
please contact EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail


accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club sponsored
by the Friends of the Okeechobee
County Library. All you need to do is
visit the library's web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.


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Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
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timber. Call for info.
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10% buyer's premium John
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AUCTION- Complete Operat-
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28. Details: ironhorseauc-
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MINI POODLE, Call to identify.
(863)357-3225
RED NOSE PIT, approx 8 mo.
Female, Found on 10/4, Vic.
NW 6th St. Call to identify.
(863)357-3697


BEAGLE- Male, approx 4 mo.
old. Vic. of Belmont area
Sunday night. Please call
(863)673-5158


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Mitchell Rd. (863)610-4466 or
(954)663-5171
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F)
chestnut/white, spots, wear-
ing collar, lost vic of Civic
Center. REWARD
(863)634-8822
SADDLE, on 10/7/06. Call
(863)357-7561 or
(863)634-6231.
TABBY CAT- Male, Gray, white
feet & diamond on forehead.
Vic. Pioneer Estates. Sat.
10/07(863)634-3200


COUCH Old. FREE! FREE!
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DACHSHUND MIX PUPPIES,
ready Fri., 10/13, to good
home only. (863)634-7318
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friendly, all shots, house-
broken. 863-634-7109.
KITTENS, Free to good
homes. They are beautiful!!
(863)983-8560
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just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
MICROWAVE Free! Free! Call
(863)467-0644
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment.
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


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A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
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a week, local run. Good pay.
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Pay & Benefits. Call
(800)428-0343. www.Ar-
mellini.com.



ASSISTANT
MANAGER
($30,000 to start) &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
AUTOMOTIVE SALES
NO PRIOR SALES
EXPERIENCE NEEDED
WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
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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:
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Immediate Openings CNAs
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Outstanding Company Paid
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required. Call anytime
912)571-9668 OR
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Deratl Insurance ,
401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


5q. MANAGEMENT
Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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



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DRIVER
(BRIGHTON RESERVATION)

The Seminole Tribe has opening
for a Bus Driver. High School
diploma or GED equivalent.
School bus driving exp. (+).
Valid FL CDL Class B License
"P" endorsement w/good driving
record. Fax resume to:
954-967-3477



SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/CONVENIENCE
STORE
,i f'L i Brighton & Big ..
= '- CypressReservation
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


HEAD TEACHER
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
High School Diploma & C.D.A. Creden-
tials. 1 Year experience with Preschool
children. Ability to meet County & licens-
ing agent requirements. Secure & main-
tain CDL License with a "P" endorsement.
Fax resume with certifications to
(954)967-3477.


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



S| STORE MANAGER
Gas/Convenience Store
'- -r Big Cypress Reservation

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


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


Full-time multitasking. Computer literate.
Excel proficiency a must. Benefits include
group health, profit sharing, and 401(k).
Fax resume to (863) 763-7142
or deliver to McArthur Farms, Inc.,
1550 N.E. 208th Street, Okeechobee.
Drug Free Workplace- E.O.E.


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


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



CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Looking for upcoming:
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES
PIPE LAYERS
CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
GENERAL LABORERS
PIs. Fax resume to:
863-763-3697
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
No Exp. necessary. Must be
HS graduates to age 34.
We provide training, good
salary and benefits,
paid relocation
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
DRIVER, CLASS A CDL req'd.
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
~ Koebernik Trucking ~-
(863)467-9930 or 634-6327
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
orcrst.com.
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
ment PT No Experience. Call
Today! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department W21.
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Need Exp. Dozer & End/Back
Dump Operators. Valid D/L.
Drug test req. Call Dickerson
772-429-4465 M/F/V/D.EOE.


NEEDED FOR
BUSY LAW OFFICE
Must be
organized and
self motivated.
Fax Resume
& Salary
Requirements to:
863-467-1968
EOE
FAMILY PRESERVATION
SERVICES
FPS is seeking FT/PT
Targeted Case Managers
working with children in
Okeechobee.
BS/BA required.
Flexible hours.
EOE/DFWP
Fax Resume
772-464-0087
FIRE FIGHTERS
Trainee program. Limited
openings. Must pass
physical. 17-34 with HS
diploma. Excellent pay/
benefits. Paid training/
relocation expenses.
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.
GATOR FEED COMPANY
Needs F/T. TRUCK DRIVER
Class A or B required.
(863)763-3337
GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES,
Books and computer skills
required. Ability to multi-task
is critical. Mon-Fri 8am
to 5pm. $8 -$10 per hour
plus benefits.
CEECO (863)357-0798
HIRING LABORERS
Drivers license & own
transportation needed.
Drug Free Workplace.
(863)467-0541
INSURANCE AGENCY
Licensed CSR/Agent
Immediate opening
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900 S Parrott Ave.
(863)467-4522
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Out How! Call Today For
More Information...
(800 584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Top training with top agency.
No exp. req'd. HS grads
ages 17-34.
Great pay/benefits.
Paid relocation
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It hi the clas-
sifeds."


Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
(863)357-0852
SERVICE PLUMBER, F/T,
for busy local plumbing
company. Experience Is
required, Valid DL.
Good pay & benefits.
Call 863-467-2564
RECEPTIONIST P/T,
Excellent phone skills and
small office Multitasking.
Call 863-467-2564.
A.Drug free work place.
WAREHOUSE DELIVERY HELP
Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid drivers license.
MAGNA-BON
(863)357-0400
8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.
Monday- Friday
Ask for Sandy or Sue
We have drivers projected to
earn $56,000 this year How
much will YOU earn? How
much will YOU earn? Home
weekly! HEARTLAND EX-
PRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.



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


SALES & MARKETING
position for tele-
communications mfg. co.
Must be self motivated and
sales producer. 4 year
degree or equiv. exp. Qbooks,
and computer skills req'd.
Base salary, commission and
benefits, Fax resume to
863-357-0006 or email to
inforaceeco.net.
Find It faster. Sae It soon-
er In the classitleds

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
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long distance toll costs. We
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

VENDING ROUTE: All
Snacks/Candies, Drinks, En-
ergy Drinks Tool All Brands.
All Sizes. Great Equipment.
Great Support. Financing
Available with $5K down.
Tom: (877)843-8726 AIN
#802002-037.


FINANCIAL PARTNER
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
With good credit to assist in
linaricing hmes thai need
restored anid land for
dlvelupmenl Please call
Bernie at 5411232-1708.
or email me x
Dwooddard'mrinemanic.comr
No Experience necessary.
Just Good Credir

Services



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



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Rio i oalir., Rep ir I,
Moile HUmes & more
NO ir:i lii i,] or mjll Free
es l pii., 863.467-2917
LC # 2349 & # 5698

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PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliotts Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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



Now of Ok(Mw'ts 0
8OSCENE Rasl BwfCSaL cht



BAR & GRILL
DAILVUNLONSPECIAIS


World Famoos
Broasted Chicken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US tly.441 S.E.



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magaines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supples 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radlo 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To & Games 730
CRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


ANTIQUE BREAKFRONT- ma-
hogany, beautiful condition,
$500 or best offer
(863)467-6805
ANTIQUE LAWN & GARDEN
TRACTOR- John Deere, all
original, runs great $2000
(863)261-6892
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981


RANGE & DRYER- elec, excel-
- lent condition $200 for both
or will sell separate
(863)697-6033
STOVE- Gibson, Self cleaning
$100. or best offer
(863)763-0669
STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
(863)228-2351
UPRIGHT FREEZER almond
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
wide. $75.863-697-9979
in Labelle.
WASHER & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
(863)675-6370
WASHER/DRYER, Sears,
$100 f or both.
(352)302-6868


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


METAL BUILDING- 30'x30',
Never used. $6450.
(863)946-3282 or
954-605-4300


STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.
UTILITY SHED- 10x20,.Good
condition. No leaks, Skid
mount Ted Shed Replica. You
move. $1000. (863)674-0416
Earn some extra cash.
Sel your used Items in
the classlifeds


CEMENT BLOCKS- 700, Good
condition. $300. Will separ-
ate. (863)824-0505

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


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


AVON BOTTLES- 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $75. for all
(863)467-5052.
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550.
neg. (863)467-0627
HARLEY DAVIDSON TELE-
PHONE- Fat Boy 2003, nev-
er out of box, $50
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
PENDULUM CLOCK, Like new,
$100 (863)634-7359
SWORDS, KNIVES, DAGGER
& more, approx 71 items,
3/4 new in box. $225. for all.
Or best offer 863-467-5052



COMPAQ 'PENTIUM 4-
Complete, keyboard, mouse,
educational program, $250
(863)843-0158
Computer, w/2 extra towers,
hp & 1gw, all run on Win-
dows 2000, $150 or sell
sep. (863)357-2415.
LAPTOP Dell Inspiron 3500,
Pentium II, 386 mhz proces-
sor. 128 mI bram; $.150.
863;6,5.-2 t13 ...'. 6
SCANNER- IJMAX Astra,
1220S, All r,ardware tE i
software, Perit I or II ,$'5
(863)675-4970Lv. msg.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


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


BED- Queen size, With head-
board. Like new. $200.
(863)675-0957
BOX SPRINGS & MATTRESS-
Good condition. $100.
(863)357-0023
BOYS BUNK BED- white, met-
al, mattresses;"2 set of lin-
ens $200 (863)467-4449
DINETTE SET- Table W/2
leaves, 6 Capt. chairs, solid
wood, good cond., $150 neg
(863)634-5095
DINING ROOM SET, Seats 8,
with 6 chairs. $100
(863)357-1430
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500
(863)98375364
,FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
. fer. (863)763-3874
FUTON STYLE bunk bed, fold
down couch W/mattress on
bottom, twin on top, blue,
$60. 863-532-9182.
GLASS TABLE TOP, Pier 1,
non-tempered 30" round &
1/2" thick, use for small table.
$35 firm. (863)467-5877
KITCHEN SET- blue, very good
cond, w/ 4 chairs $170 or,
best offer (863)467-2366

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

ROCKING CHAIRS- wooden,
$50 for both or will separate
(863)675-3944 La Belle
SLEEPER SOFA- Queen size,
light brown, very good cond.
$150 neg (863)634-5095
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $700
(863)634-7864


.AMMO lvPe 223 Rem 200
"r 'und: Iipd1. '. 'wii divide.
C.'i'Pn'; 863-..-'," 66t.

RIFLE- Chinese SK..7 62/39

RIFLE, Thompson Center, 36
cal., as new, in box, uses
#11 percussion caps. $300
(863)697-9616


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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

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

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

Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 11, 2006


RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $700. 357-5754



BUN & THIGH ROLLER
as seen on TV, great cond.
$40.863-634-3931 Okee
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


DR. SCHQLLS PARAFIN
BATH, Scented wax, Insulated
hand & foot cover, new condi-
tion. $25 neg. (863)675-2596
FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll .Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METERI
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
VICK'S VAPORIZER & SOLU-
TION, in original box. $10 or
best offer. 863-675-2596


AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid
training for high paying Avia-
ton Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify Job placement as-
sistance. CALL AIM
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid If qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
DISH NETWORK FREE 4
Roomsl Over 240 Channels!
FREE iPod Shuffle! FREE
Movie Channelsl FREE DVR!
FREE HD Upgrade! Call Nowl
(800)318-4039
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required *Excludes
ovt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta DIvorce,
LLC. Established 1977,. .
EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi
Hollow body, Classic, $600
(863)467-9402
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1 brown, 1 white. Glass front,
glass shelves, good cond.
50/both,will sep. 697-9979
MOBILE HOME STEPS- 2, fi-
berglass, 5 steps with rails.
$250. Will separate.
(863)697-2704
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning-Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
(863)634-9119
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
des, $200 (863)763-4961



CLEVELAND KING 613 ALTO,
SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion,.$400 (863)697-9918
PIANO- older upright, bench,
beautiful finish, plays well,
$550, You move & tune
(863) 357-0455
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, withstand
$200, (863)471-2256'


AMAZON PARROT- Double
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
(863)634-7109
BOA CONSTRICTOR- 5', $100.
Firm (863)801-3622 or
801-3877
BOSTON TERRIER- AKC with
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.
(561)575-1790 ,
COCKATIEL, $30

portable, almost new, flexible
plastic door, $25
(863)983-8646
DOVES (13), $75 for all or will
separate. (863)675-4981
ENGLISH BULL DOG- 12wks
old, beautiful, AKC, wormed,
Vet checked, .$450
(678)865-4919
GERM SHEPHERD PUPS- 8
wks .: old, $200
(239)246-6739
GOATS -1 Nubian female, 1
pygmy female. $80/both, will
sell separate. 239-465-1393
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS PUPS-
AKC, Ready 10/2, Health
cert., Wormed, 1st shots.
$600.(863)241-3162
MATA MATA TURTLE- $250
(863)697-1443
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, 6wks
old, blk/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, $500 each
(863)946-3857
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, AKC
Available for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410


ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, black
& brown $10.
(863)610-2126



2006 MODEL BLOWOUTr!I
Warehouse Clearance Sale
on the New Kayak Pool.
SAVE $ thousands on select-
ed models limited supply!
FREE ESTIMATES Easy Fi-
nance Fast Installation. Call
(866)348-7560 www.kay-
akpoolsflorida.com.


KNEEBOARD Hydroslide
Revolution, '$50
(863)675-2136
POOL TABLE LIGHT, $60
(863)634-7318 ,


Basswood: new 3/2/1 CBS custom, NEW
3/2 remodel CBS (pets ok) Listings

Treasure Island: 3/2 CBS w/dock, Aldedl
bailyl
2/2 mobile on the water /

Cottages at the Lake: 2/2 furn. w/dock

Log Harbor: 1/1 w/loft on rim canal

Ancient Oaks: 2/1 furn. w/carport (seasonal)


Kings Bay: 2/2/1

remodel duplex w/pool

(short-term lease avail.)


Horizon Properties



86-6720


POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
$600. (863)634-2812



FOSTEX 24 CHANNEL DIGI-
TAL stereo recorder. Built In
CD burner. $800.
863-467-9402
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
(863)634-6476.
SURROUND SOUND, with
amp box, like new, $50
(863)634-7359 -


HD PROJ TV- 55" asking $500
or best offer (863)983-5364
RCA19"-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


CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
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
JOINTER/PLANER- Crafts-
man,,never used 6 1/8",
$200 (863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell
TABLE SAW, 10" & 4" Planer
combination, cast iron, $100
(863)675-4991
TABLE SAW- Craftsman 10",
cast iron table, vintage, $70
(863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell
VALVE MACHINE Black &
Decker, good cond. w/tools
& cabinet. Foreign/domestic,
diesel.$2K. 863-805-8769


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


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART-,paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
(561)281-4153
PAYING BEST PRICES
'SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN,
419 W.S. Park'
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

A agriculture


SHorses 840
Laonscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APALOOSA MARE 3yrs, great
w/kids. Well mannered. No
bad habits, $2K Neg.
863-805-8769/599-9477
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1300,
child gentle, easy keeper
(863)983-8646
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beauty. $1800.
(863)509-3446
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
$2500. (863)673-5058
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1250 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082
Junior Western Saddle, Pro-
fessional Line, Saddle King,
Ozark leather, handcrafted,
$300. (863)763-6507
MARE Quarterhorse, 4 yrs:,
green broke, needs good
home. $500.239-707-5423
Call Sharon in Labelle area
PFHA. 13 year old, Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704


SorseTn 08r

FREE
On UnpaM Service
Buy Sjt- Trade
863467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
,REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Sat. Oct. 141h, 10am
Okeechobee Agri. Civic
Center. Blackhawk Horse
Sales 864-710-1735.
FLAB#2502, FLAU2104
SORRELL QUARTER HORSE
4 yrs., philly, 14 hands, ties,
stands for farrier. $1500 or
best offer. 239-465-1393



ENGINE- Briggs & Stratton
12.5HP, elec start, asking
$250. Like New
(863)467-0363
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hori-
zontal shaft, asking $150
(863)467-0363
LAWN TOOLS, Chipper/Shred-
der & Lawn Edger $110 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-4991
MOWER DECKS, 2 38" wide,
$60. Call (863)532-9182.


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


SADDLE, 16", custom made,-
brown leather w/silver trim,
w/bridle, blanket & stand,
$700. (863)357-1365


Rentals

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



COUNTRY COTTAGE Private
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 Petsl
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp surflInthenetnet
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2/1/screened porch, $800
mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)634-3313



OKEECHOBEE- Townhouse
11th St, $850 /mo 1st &
Sec, Call (863)634-7722
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 2 br, 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

Brand New, 3BR/3.5BA beauti-
ful home with stainless appli-
ances. Top of the line carpets in
bedrooms, Codan countertops
much more. $2,500+ utilities.
Waterfront 3BR/2.5BA com-
pletely redone, HW floors, new
kitchen, Corian countertops,
FRJFP, 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


Berser Real Estate
863-447-1443 cell
863-763-5335 office
Hwy. 70 East, 2br, 1ba on 1
acre, all apple. incl., just re-
modeled, c/a & heat, no
pets, $750 mo. + 1st, last &
sec. (863)447-2130


I Houses Rent


BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
East Tennessee- Norris Lake
5.6 acre wooded LAKE-
FRONT lot- $66,500 5.1
ACRE WOODED view lot-
$28,900 Call Lakeside Realty
@ (423)626-5820 Or Visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA
Captivating mountain views,
lakes, rivers, waterfalls.
Homesites starting @
$39,900. Land/Log home
kits packages @ $99,900.
Limited availability. Call
(888)389-3504 X 701.


I Houses Rent


IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/gar. in nice neighborhood.
No pets. $1100/mo. Yr. lease.
F/L/S. 863-610-1000
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, Ig. lot, $1000
mo. + util., 1st, last & sec.
dep. & ref's. (863)357-0707
OKEECHOBEE WATERFRONT
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & more! Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
772-475-6194
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK ISLE, Lake
access, lovely 3/2, like new,
w/dock, screened porch in
nice quiet neighborhood,
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.,
(772)287-2722



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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land'- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
Now! (800)749-2905.
Ancient Oaks, 6698 SE 51st
St., Call(863)763-1582.
2BR/1.5BA, IMMACULATE!
Landscaped, flawless park
model, cornerlot near club-
house, Partially furnished,
24x40. Sacrifice $69,500.
BASSWOOD- PRICE RE-
DUCED! FSBO, New, 04',
2/2/2 maple cabinets, walk
in closets, hurricane shut-
ters, other upgrades, lot
.124x125. 100% fin. avail.
$165,000 (239)989-5063
hey fay@yahoo.com
FOR SALE BY OWNER -- 2BR
condo, St. Petersburg. 1 mile
from Gulf of Mexico/Don Ce-
sar. On Isla Del Sol golf
course. Completely fur-
nished. $370,000. Call
(859)608-2213.
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call our Factory for
FREE Color Brochure.
(800)622-2832.
TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br, 1ba,
screened heatedheated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000
772-597-6158/954-801-6158


1/2 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.


WATERFRONT SEAWALL
0.618 acre
End of SE 7th St.
$250,000 neg. 863-763-7176



20 acres with pond near State
& Nat'l parks. Camp, Fish,
Hunt. $89,900 owner fin.
$4995 down (800)352-5263
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
Lic RE Broker.
A LAND BARGAIN WYOMING
35 acres $49,900; 50
acres $59,900. Located 90
minutes east of Salt Lake in
the foothills of the Uinta
Mountains. Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded
by gov't land. Recreational
paradise. EZ Terms. Call
Utah Ranches, LLC.
(888)541-5263.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE


Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
HOT! HOT! HOT! Sparta, TN.
Land, magnificent views,
only 5 tracts left. Call imme-
diately! (888)485-3141,
Jane or Ruby @ Century 21
The Wright Choice.
www.century21thewright-
choice.net
LAKEFRONT LAND SALE
LAKEFRONTS FROM
$29,900! TENNESSEE
MOUNTAINS! GRAND OPEN-
ING! TWO DAYS ONLY! OC-
TOBER 28-29 Lake Access
Parcel with 2,000 sf Log
Cabin Package Only
$59,900! Call Now!
(866)950-5263 Ext. 1705.
LAKEFRONT PREDEVELOP-
MENT OPPORTUNITY!
www.grandeharbor.info All
water- access homesites di-
rect from the developer.
Beautiful East Tennesse Lake
Living. Most amenities al-
ready in. From only $79,900.
Possible 18 mo NO PAY-
MENTS! Call Now! (888)BY-
LAKES. Grand Vision Inc.
Broker.
LIQUIDATION LAND SALE. 5
to 138 Acres. A limited num-
ber of. spectacular parcels
are being sold at 30% below
appraised value. Located in
Central FL w/ good access,
utils, survey, recent appraisal
& exc fin. Call today
(866)352-2249xx 847.
MOUNTAIN GOLF RESORT
LIVING Beautiful Blue Ridge
Mountain location. Cashiers,
NC. 70 degree July days.
Preconstruction event Octo-
ber 27- 29 during leaf sea-
son, so call now to attend
and for more information.
(888)743-2975 and
www.riverrocknc.com. Vi-
sion Rock LLS, Broker.
Mountain Waterfront Sale.
Lakefront homesites & con-
dos w/boat slips on beautiful
Lake Chatuge in Western NC.
Call now for Nov. 4 reserva-
tion. (877)234-8850 x.102.
New, Pre-Construction Golf
Community- Coastal Geor-
gia. Large lots w/ deepwater,
marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center,
Tennis, Trails. Oak Park,
Docks. $70k's $300K
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
NORTH GEO.RGIA Lovely
7-acre retreat, located on the
Cherokee/Pickens County
Line. Has '600 ft. trout
stream frontage in rear,
5B/4BA house, pool, hot tub,
pasture & woodlands. Listed
for $575,000. Ron Zalkind,
MetroBrokers/GMAC,
(706)273-0459.
VA MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN,
unfinished inside, view,
trees, private, ~ i.i -
and river nearby, 1.i :, .I'm
owner (866)789-8535
VA94.com.
WATERFRONT RESORT LIV-
ING WILMINGTON, NC His-
toric Port City Coastal
Development The Bluffs on
the Cape Fear. Fastest Grow-
ing County in NC. Public
Grand Opening Oct 21. Di-
rect Ocean Access. Pre-con-
struction incentives to call
now. www.thiebluffsnc.com
(866)725-8337 Cape Fear
.luiii L.1- Broker.
Western New Mexico Private
36 Acre ,c:h -".5? 990 Mt.
views, tt,-ei ,,:,n,,g nills,
pastureland, close to BLM.
Horseback riding, hiking,
hunting. Perfect for vacation,
diversifying your portfolio,
retirement. Electricity. 100%
financing. Additional parcels
available. (866)365-2825.
With Tennessee's 'Beautiful
Lakes & Mountains, you are
sure to find the perfect spot,
to call home. Call Nancy
Gaines, Gables & Gates
(8 6 5) 3 8 8 7 7 03 ,
(865)777-9191 www.nancy-
gaines.com -

Mobile Homes




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



BEST DEAL in OKEECHOBEE


TRAVEL TRAILER,'88
Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $3500.
(352)302-6868
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
after 2pmr





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Recreation I



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



BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trir.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Mariner motor & trailer $650
(239)770-6718
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
$100. (863)357-6113
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYS
Garmin GPS II. Hand held or
deck mount. $75.
(863)675-6973
GRIZZLEY TRACKER 1648'06
all welded alum., 25hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke, troll, mtr., galv.
trial $4500. 239-229-2974
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft, Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
shape, $2500
(863)763-5154
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


CAMPER- '99, Needs work
$1000. (863)634-7780
FIJIAN RV PARK, 34' 5th
Wheel, 2 slides, screen room,
on water, seasonal unit.
$25,000 neg. (863)763-6200
TRUCK TOPPER- For short
bed full size P/U Good condi-
tion. $275. (863)824-0505



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


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


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



BOAT MOTOR,,20hp Mercury
jet motor, used on Zodiac or'
flat bottom boat, runs good.
$250 (863)697-2525
CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
lass, for boat or pontoon.
300 (561)723-1690
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1700 (863)675-0162


HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $500 or best of-
fer. Call Don
(863)467-1261
SCOOTER, Kasea, 50B motor-
ized, by Quingqi, runs good,
can be tagged for road use,
$500 (863)228-4202
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
bik./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
40+mpg., $4,800
863-467-9390
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low mileage, exc.
cond., $1800 or best offer.
(863)634-2280
YAMAHA TIMBERWOLF- 250,
2x4, 1996, red, front & rear
racks, runs great, $1300
(863)357-2988
YAMAHA TTR 125 '04- less
than 15 hours, $2500 or
best offer (863)634-3797
YAMAHA TTR225 05- less
than 10 hrs, brand new,
$3000 or best offer
(863)634-3797



ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Stainless steel dump bed,
$175(863)357-5754
HONDA RANCHER, '2005,
Low hours. Great Christmas
gift $3500. 863-517-0448
YAMAHA KODIAK 450'06
auto. 4x4, 2yrs. ext. warr.,
push button 4whl. drive, low
hours. $5K. 863-228-1730


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4056
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-
only made 1 year, $1500 or
best offer (863)261-4517
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '93,
Runs great, cold a/c, very
good condition. $5000 or
best offer. (863)697-3919
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89, Sta-
tion wagon, as-is, $800 or
best offer (863)983-9780
Chevy Monte Carlo SS, '86,
350 mtr., turbo 350 trans.,
$2500. 863-675-4697 or
239-872-9884.! ..
EAGLE TALON, '91. brand new
alt., tLrto :n0 lre & Cluich
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..
(863)675-6822/675-1907
GRAND PRIX '95- blue, 2dr,
ac, cd player $1800 or best
offer (863)697-1,055 -
HONDA CIVIC EX '94- red, 2
dr, sunroof, souped up,
needs TLC, $1500 firm
(863)467-2446 .
HONDA DESOL '94- white,
convertible, $3000
(863)763-7060
INFINITY Q-45 '91- new tires,
cold ac, runs good, ext.
good, needs seat cover 122K,
$2000 (863)467-0890
JAGUAR '91, Souv., 4 door,
recent tune up, a/c converted
to 134A, new tires, brakes,
wheel bearings, above average
condition, $3450
(863)634-4798
MERC GRAND MARQUIS '94-
good cond in/out, cold ac,
new tires, $1800
(863)673-6819
MERCURY COUGAR 1989,
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600. (863)634-2812
MERCURY COUGAR, '95, U-6,
V8, a/c works, radio/cd, au-
to, 1 owner, overdrive,
$1500 neg. (863)763-3939
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $2000 or
best offer. (863)763-7458
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900. Or best offer.
(863)634-4518



JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER'
86- 4x4, good cond., runs
well, $900'or trade for 4
wheeler (863)261-2269


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


FACTORY RIMS- For Dodge
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $300.
or best offer. (863)697-9117
FORD F150 '89- parts, 5.8 en-
gine, auto trans, lots of good
parts, Call with needs $800
will sep (863)763-2389
FORD F600 4 DR. DUMP
Truck, '77. Motor stuck since
hurricane. $800.763-1370
FRONT BUMPER Boss Hawg
replacement, fits 03-C
Dodge 2500/3500 HO,
$1000. (863)697-0328
HITCH, Weight distributing, w/
2 5/16 balls, equalizer balls,
sway bar & all attachments.
$250 (863)228-4202
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100.863-517-2077


RIMS- Blk & Chrome Spider 4
lug'rims, w/205/40/17 Kuh-
mo tires, like new, $300. or
best owner 1863)261-2546
TONNEAU COVER Florida
Line, fits 99-up F250/350
Super Duty short bed, ma-
roon,$650. (863)697-0328
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $900 or
best offer. (863)697-9117
TRANSMISSION Auto, for
'97 V6 Chevy S10, $400.
(863)783-2389.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


CHEVY 1500 FULL SIZE'90
runs good, cold a/c, $2K or
best offer. 863-467-8445 or
863-697-8073.
CHEVY 3/4 TON '95- ext cab,
4x4, $2000 or best offer
(863)697-1055 . :
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 or best offer.
(863)697-9806..
CHEVY PICKUP,.'84, 1/2 ton,
4x4, parts or whole, $650.
(561)644-4840 Fort Drum
CHEVY S-10, -87 V8 conver-
sion, oveidrivfe, a,', run,
very good 2500
(863)697-2525
CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 '88,
1 owner, cold a/c, $2500
(863)610-0732
DODGE DAKOTA '95, 4 cyl.,
manual trans., $1300 or best
offer. (863)983-8560 leave
message
DODGE DAKOTA '96- 4 cyl, 5
spd. AC good cond, $2500
(77261.8-06C07
DODGE RAM.05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K: Must See!
863-357-1784/239-821-8787
FORD F350.'86- 4dr dually,
diesel, needs work, $750
(863)673-0951
FORD 350 DUALLY DIESEL
'89'- 4dr, run; e'cellerl, cola
air, new alternator, $3500 or
best offer (561)951-8767
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
$900 or best offer.
(863)467-8464
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
FORD F350, '84, Diesel; 4
door, $1200.
(863)517-0448
FORD RANGER XLT'92
4 cyl, standard, cold a/c,
$1200 Negot. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337
FORD UHAUL TRUCK '79 14'
alum. w/grandma's attic. Good
for storage. Does not run.You
move$500.239-368-7291, aft3
GMC SIERRA S15'89, Good
trans., engine blown, excel-
lent body. $500 or best offer.
(863)634-2280
NISSAN PU XE '95- ext cab, 6
cyl., asking $2500
(863)261-2729


BOX VAN TRAIL MOBILE,
.48Ft. Good tires. New brake
job. Road Worthy $2250.
(863)675-6822/675-1907
FLAT BED TRAILER, 8x14,
double axle, with ramps;
ooseneck, steel floor.
1450 (863)697-9704
OPEN TRAILER, '07 6x12.
Tandem axle, 3' sides, brand
new. $1200: 863-634-1183
UTILITY TRAILER, '06 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, $585.
(561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x8',
$400. Call (863) 763-1622.
UTILITY TRAILER, Triple
Crown, 4ft driver on gate. On-
board Diamond tool box. Exc.
Cond. $900. (863)763-6909


Ford Hightop Van, '89, tow
pkg, full power, seats 8, TV,
CB radio $2000. LaBelle
Area. (863)675-4970 msg.
FORD VAN- '88, Runs good.
Good tires $300.
(863)674-9907


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will selI at public Auction,
tree from all por liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimeed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Forida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on October 16.
2006 at 9:00 A.M.
1993 Ford (Bu)4-door
Vin#1FMDU32X8PUC04593
2001 Ford (Blu) 4-daor
7Vin#2FAFP71 W11X160334
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on October 26, 2006 at 9 O'Clock AM.,
in the Okeechobee County Court House, County Commission Chambers located
at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving com-
ments and suggestions in consideration of the adoption o a proposed Ordinance.
The title of said proposed Ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, EXEMPTING OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FROM
THE PROVISIONS OF FLORIDA STATUTE 316.2123 REGARDING THE OPERA-
TION OF AN ATV ON CERTAIN COUNTY ROADWAYS; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS;
PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County
Commission office, Room 106, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Okeechobse, Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holi-
days between the hours of 8:30 AM. and 5:00 P.M., beginning on October 11,
2006.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence uponwhich the appeal is based.
John W. Abney,.Sr., Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
168001 ON 10/11/06

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The Caloosahatchee/St. Lucle Rivers Corridor Advisory Committee announces a
public meeting to which all interested parties are invited.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, October l .00-' nim,,T, 1j 1U T, umiji .:..TnIiaLd
PU RPOSE: Calossahatchee/St. Lu ,: i ,: .. r .) :,, A. cy Cr,.. L m ri..T .. h, ,1 .
cuss corridor issues.
LOCATION: The Dockside Pavilion 2nd Floor, Indian Riverside Park, 1707 NE Indian
River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957. All or part of this meeting may be conduct-
ed as a teleconference in order to permit maximum participation of members.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained at the (1) FDEP Website
(htto//www den state fl us) or (2) by writing to the lorida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS 25, Tallahassee, FL
32399-3000.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance may contact Ryder Rudd, Executive
Director, at 850-245-2092 at least two business days In advance of the meeting
to make appropriate arrangements.
Those who want more information, please contact Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS,25, Tallahassee, FL
32399-3000 or by calling Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 3900
Commonwealth Blvd. MS 25, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000.
167486O0N10/11/06 0 ,


-BUCKHEAD RIDGE-
Owner Finance. 7 Lemon St.
D/W on canal to Lake Okee
Your own boat ramp! 2BR/2BA
w/garage. FL Rm. or-poss. 3rd
BR or office. $178K / $15K
down/ 6.75% int./ $1060 mo.
No Credit Check/No Closing $
863-357-3800/574-971-7497
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully Turn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/ W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
863-357-1784/239-821-8787
OKEECHOBEE- By owner, DW,
3br, 2ba, over 1200 sq ft.,
lake access, 50 ft dock,
fenced yard w/ beautiful
landscaping, open interior
design, many more features,
$154,900 Call
(863)467-2112 after 5pm


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16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Community Events


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.

Church of God hosting drama
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present awalk-
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 Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2151.

Healthy Start group will meet
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold a provider meeting
on Friday, Oct. 20, from noon until 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

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.

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

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold an infant and child CPR class on
Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until noon and a first aid class on Thursday,
Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.

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 Sun-
day, 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 graduate
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.

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

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

Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct.
24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School
Board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The guest speaker will be Cynthia
Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Correction office, and 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, furni-
ture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and anything
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to bene-
fit 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 coali-
tion 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.

Churches sponsor Fall Fest


First Baptist Church, More 2 Life and Oakview Baptist Church will be
sponsoring Fall Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Flagler Park parks 5 and 6,
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be games and candy for children in a
safe environment.

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 con-
junction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offer-
ing a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween
Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park downtown and it will
be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth, prizes or make a monetary
donation, call (863) 357-6246.


ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking prepaid orders for
our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-brass 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 Satur-
day, 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 con-
sult their auto insurance agent for their three-year discount after comple-
tion 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 identification card.

Guardian ad Litem training offered
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties on Nov. 6, 13,
17, 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint Helen's Catholic
Church, South room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., in Vero Beach. Volun-
teers are trained to represent the best interest of abused, abandoned
and neglected children in court. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

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

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

Free identity theft seminar planned,
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 c(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar
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 Okee-
chobee 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 activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their
pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30
a.m. until noon; Child care will be provided for infants during the
class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from
1 until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For.
information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

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, visit
www.floridasac.org.

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



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Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious 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 releasing a person's
potential and is essential for physical and emotional health. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3736.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, 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 mes-
sage. The donation is tax deductible.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth Ave.
For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting 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 registration.

ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
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 survivor 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 locat-
ed across the street 6 fi ir Osceola Middle School. For information, call Al
Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.

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 Okeechobee.
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. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Sat-
urday ot ecahl rionth Ii:,mr 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may
be skipped. F i irfotrrmalionr, call (863)"382-44Y199 All blood types are
Needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.


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