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struggles at track
Amid distressing news of
layoffs, buyouts and 'factory
closings, the Ford brand also is
taking hits at the race track
these days. Even longtime Ford
driver Mark Martin is ditching
the Dearborn, Mich., company
to drive a Chevrolet in 2007.
That leaves the Ford teams
in NASCAR already smaller
in number than the dominating
Chevrolet teams with pre-
cious few big names and lots of
question marks just as vet
another manufacturer, Toyota,
is adding to tie competition for
\\ins, championships and
"I know people are going to
ask about Ford losing another
marquee driver to a competi-
tor," said Dan Davis, director of
Ford Racing Technology. "All I
can say is that every situation is
S "We feel we support our
teams as well as any other
manufacturer and that our
business model has worked as
far as winning championships
and being competitive. We
don't like it when drivers leave,
especially- when they're the
Quality of Mark. Butthe climate
of NASCAR is changing and
we've, unfortunately, felt the
brunt of it this season."
The driver drain has been
going on longer than that for
In 2003, Kasey Kahne, who
\vas being groomed by Davis
and Ford for big things, sudden-
ly left the fold, signing with Ray
Evernham's Dodge team and
an immediate promotion, to
Nextel Cup racing.
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Board ponders impact fees
estimates fees may
raise over $900,000
By Pete Gawda
In the future, developers may
have to pay a fee to offset the addi-
tional burden:to the school system
that their housing projects would
Discussion of impact fees and a
request from teachers' union pres-- ~-xisting building or construct a
ident Candice Walker took up a new building. They cannot be
significant portion of the Tuesday, used for salaries or operating
Oct 10, meeting of the Okee- expenses. .
chobee County School Board.. The school board is expected
Consultant Walter Keller pre- to % ote .:,n impact fees next month.
sented, the final report on his 'The Okeechobee County
impact fee studies. Last month he -Board of County Commissioners
presented a preliminary stud. and' will then have to adopt an impact
said the numbers would change fee ordinance incorporating
with the final report.' school board impact fees. The
Impact fees are a one-time fee'. county has been considering
based on building and capitol impact fees for some time and has
costs tied to new residences and also hired Mr. Keller to, do an
can be used to either improve an impact fee studyforthem.
OCSO: Growing with the county
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Billy Markham (left), along with Sheriff
Paul May spoke at the general members meeting of the Okeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 11, concerning several key issues such as violence
in schools, sexual offenders, homicides and the OCSO search and rescue team.
Sheriff addresses Chamber members,
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May was the keynote speak-
er at the Chamber of Commerce
general membership meeting at
the Golden Corral Restaurant
Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Sheriff May said the world is
changing and he hopes to make
citizens of Okeechobee realize
that the county has changed as
The sheriff told chamber
members that 99 percent of the
officers in the county started with
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) auxiliary or in the
corrections department. The
sheriff's office is not just a small
department anymore. There are
currently 222 employees, of
which 91 are sworn officers and
39 are certified instructors. The
- department has 16 certified
firearms instructors, 12 Special
Response Team (SRT) members,
six hostage negotiators and 11
dive team members. The depart-
ment also has 60 civilian volun-
teer members who have donat-
ed more than 12,000 hours. This
includes the Citizens on Patrol
Sheriff May expressed con-
cern that there have been five
murders in Okeechobee County
this year, but was happy to say
that all five have been solved. The'
alleged perpetrators are all cur-.
rently in the Okeechobee County
Jail awaiting trial.
in readrd to the sexual oflferid-
ers issue and their living in group
homes, Sherift Nla\ said he does
not ". think a house with sL:
convicted sex offenders in a resi-
dential area is acceptable. If any-
body can tell me, with any com-
mon sense, -how that is right,
please come tell me."
Sheriff May has presented his
case in regard to this issue to the
Okeechobee County Board of'
County Commissioners. He
spoke of the county creating an
ordinance that would alleviate
the group home situation, but
said he has nothing to do with
,writing the ordinance, but that he
enforces the law.
He stated that within the Dixie
Ranch Acres area there are
presently convicted -sexual
offenders and the residents are
OK with that, but they do not
want a rehabilitation home for
sexual offenders to be located
within a residential area.
The sheriff also spoke of the
issues going on within schools in
our nation today concerning the
recent school shootings. He artic-
ulated that while he does not
believe that a shooting would
happen in Okeechobee County,
it could. The issues that occurred
last week at Okeechobee High
School .(OHS) started off cam-
pus, but were carried over to the
school's campus. The issues
x\ere gang related, he added.
The school systern is trying to
diffuse the problem by enforcing
strict punishments. .
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper and OHS Princi-
pal Toni Wiersma have taken the
stance that if a student comes to
school to inrterupt and not to
learn, they can be given up to a
Sheriff May said he is support-
ing the school system in this
effort, and added that approxi-
mately 99 percent of students go
to school to learn and do what
they are supposed to do. It is only
the 1 percent that the schools are
dealing with and maybe with this
extra punishment, they will take
it more seriously.
Sheriff May is proud of his SRT
team which assists the schools,
as well as other areas in the
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"Once you adopt an impact
fee, the impact fee has' to be
updated regularly," said Mr. Keller.
He recommended that the
entire impact .fee schedule be
updated e' ernl three to five years
and that annual adjustments be
made based on the Consumer
"It needs tobe defensible and it
needs to be something that is
equitable," he said.
"It is a good starling point," said
school bo-ard member Kelly
Mr. Keller suggested that the
impact fees be assessed when the
building permit is pulled. Howev-
er, he added, it had also been sug-
gested to assess the impact fee at
the platting stage.
According to Mr. Keller's fig-
ures, the.average cost per new stu-
dent for land acquisition and. con-
struction totals $31,401.-
He suggested an impact fee of
$3,384 per single family home,
$1,975 per multifamily unit and
See Fees Page 2
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee Nex s
The death of a 4-1-year-old
Okeechobee rman while \\oik-
ing at his place of ernplomnerit is:
currently being ruled asa an acci-
dent, said Detective Bill Saum orf
the Okeechobee City' Police
Leon Parntua \\as killed
Tuesday %\ hen he apparently fell
into a large machine at Earth-
\vise Mulch, 12) .\\'. 0i-th
Ave., and became trapped
between 'twcM augers. Hte. was'
pironouiniced dead atnhe scene.
"I have nothnrig that shows
anr foul pla\, at this time," said
Detective Saum, \mednesda\.
The detective said the
machine mixes mulch with a
coloring agent. Once the mulch
is dumped into a large hopper, it
is carried through the machine
by the thxo augers.
Detective Saum said his
department got the call around
10:20 a.m. Tuesday, and that it
took rnearl\ five hours to disman-
t..e the machine so that Mr. Pan-
toja's body could be removed.
At this point, he said, no one
eia-ly kno% s x\ hat happened.
The detecU\e said Mr. Panto-
ia and his supervisor were look-
ing at the machine because the
supervisor didn't think the
machine \\as working correctly
The supervisor began looking at
the machine and when he
turned to speak to Mr. Pantoja,
the man \\as not there The
supervisor then began to look
for Mr Pantoja and found him
between the augers
See Accident Page 2
By Chauna Aguilar
The City Code Board met on
Tuesday, Oct. 10, to discuss vio-
lations on properties concern-
ing a public nuisance, general
cleaning and beautification,
and disabled vehicles.
The first case on the agenda
was concerning property at the
900 block of N.W. 10th Street
that is owned by Roy McDon-
ald. This property was first cited
on Dec. 28, 2005, for reportedly
being a public nuisance due to
the building being an incom-
plete structure with no roof.
The structure was bought
by Mr. McDonald with plans to
complete the construction that
the previous owner had aban-
Currently, the structure con-
sists of cement block walls on a
foundation with no roof.
Grass and weeds are report-
edly growing through the foun-
dation on the inside, under the
walls. The building is unsafe
because of the openness,
allowing persons to enter and
litter, etc., indicate city records.
The owner sent a letter of
intent to the code enforcement
officer in response to the viola-
See Fines Page 2
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Educational puppet show
This fireman puppet was teaching the students at Ever-
glades Elementary School about fire safety. It was one of
several activities held at the school Wednesday, Oct. 11,
as part of Fire Safety Week.
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tion that he planned on finishing
the partially completed building
on Dec. 29, 2005. Code enforce-
ment officer Fred Sterling then
granted him an extension until
Mr. McDonald has submitted
building plans, which have been
approved by the city with the stip-
ulation that he have engineering
tests done to ensure that the
structure and foundation can
withstand the additional weight of
the complete building.
The board chose to table the
issue and take no further action
until the regularly scheduled
meeting in January of 2007 due to
the property owner's actions of
trying to better the area and the
pending obstacles he has
incurred while waiting on the
The second case on the agen-
da involved property located at
1109 N.W. Eighth Ave. owned by
Suzette Quarles. This property is
allegedly in violation of general
cleaning and beautification. This
particular property had a home
that was burned in a training ses-
sion by the fire department in the
past and is currently vacant.
The grass and bushes are
reportedly at heights of around 4
to 5 feet. The original notice of
violation was received by Mrs.
Quarles on July 3. She informed
code enforcement by faxed letter
on July 31 that she would be out
of the country for approximately
eight days and would get the
property taken care of upon her
The property was still not in
compliance as of Oct. 3, indicate
The board imposed a $25-per-
day fine on the receipt of notice
until the property comes into
Property located at 1700 S.W.
Second Ave. owned by Robert
Widner was cited by the code
enforcement officer for being in
violation for general cleanup and
beautification on July 24. Mr. Ster-
ling spoke to Mr. Widner on July
18 and reportedly told him what
had to be done in order to come
The property currently has an
old trailer in the back yard and
various items throughout the yard
such as a windowunit air condi-
tioner. There is also a disabled
vehicle present without a tag.
Records indicate the owner has
told enforcement officers it is
being used to rebuild another
truck. This violation was com-
The board imposed a $50-per-
day fine upon the date of notifica-
Property located at 1813 N.W.
Seventh Ave. owned by James
Dunson was cited for allegedly
being in violation for disabled
vehicles, general cleaning and
beautification on Aug. 21. The
property currently has vehicles
with no tags and a boat filled with
various items under the carport,
say city records.
Code enforcement has not
been able to get in. contact with
Mr. Dunson by phone, but Mr.
Dunson signed for the notices.
The board imposed a fine of
$50 per day upon receipt of notifi-.
Geraldine Bertram also went
before the board concerning low-
ering the fines on the property
located at 904 S.W. Sixth Ave.
which total $6,675. Mrs. Bertram
expressed that she had gone
through hard times while taking
care of her sick parents, who have
The board felt that they could
not make a clean decision until
they know the costs incurred by,
the city on behalf of this property.
Mrs. Bertram is a reportedly a
repeat offender of code violations
of this type, with several proper-
ties that were in her name and her
parents' names. The board chose
to table the issue until the next
regularly scheduled meeting
when the attorney is present due
to Mrs. Bertram having another
case where the fines have never
The board will confer with city
attorney John Cook as to whether
a time period can be set for repay-
ment of the fines if they are
reduced. If the fines are not made
within that time period, then the
fines would return to the original
The next regularly scheduled
code board meeting will be Tues-
day, Nov 14.
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 Fairgrounds, 15601 Midway Rd.
Admission is $4 per person, and one admission is good for
both days. Children under 12 will be admitted free and parking
will also be free.
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories,
handcrafted furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewel-
ry, needlework, candles, wearable art, ceramics and more.
For show or exhibitor information, call June at (386) 860-
0092, ext. 10.
Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and
Butterfly Haven, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, will hold an open
house on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is
$5; and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price
includes a tour, finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will
be open for those who wish to do some early Christmas shop-
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural
Development 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 obligations.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-
3345, ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits
,and information about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural
Development, visit its website at www.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.
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$2,364 per mobile home. Based on
these figures, Okeechobee's
impact fees would be smaller than
the average rate for the nine area
counties he used for comparison.
According to Mr. Keller's figures
if 250 housing permits were issued
in a year with 80 percent of them
being single family homes, 5 per-
cent being multifamily and 15 per-
cent being mobile homes approxi-
mately $959,420 would be
generated in impact fees.
Turning to another item, the
board heard remarks from Mrs.
W alker.. ......... ... . .
In August, she told the board of
the union's position on the upcom-
ing election. Instead of endorsing
particular candidates, the union is
asking interested citizens to take
the Florida Education Pledge. That
means signing a card stating they
support four objectives small
class sizes, better funding, support
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county on a regular basis.
Sheriff May then turned the
floor over to OCSO Lieutenant Billy
Markham, who is in charge of the
SRT. Lt. Markham spoke of com-
pleting walk-throughs at all schools
at least yearly and doing demon-
strations with crisis teams at the
There is a crisis team at each
school that was present last year
during a demonstration at South
Elementary School where the
team participated in a mock drill
that was said to be extremely real-
On Monday, the team will hold
a demonstration at the Okee-
chobee High School during teach-
ers' work day.
Each SRT member has over 140
hours of specialized training in
things such as weapons and tac-
tics. They also train with all sur-
rounding area SWAT teams to
keep them current with the issues
in the larger counties.
While in the past, the OCSO has
had to borrow equipment and
manpower, they currently have the
majority of anything they would
need in the event of an emergency.
Some of the things the county does
not have on-hand are its own heli-
copter and bomb training. Yet they
have access to anything they need
because of the cooperation of
"If we needed a helicopter, we
could have three within an hour,"
said Sheriff May.
He told the group that his
department is prepared in the
event of an emergency situation.
An audience member then
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Detective Saum can only specu-
late that Mr. Pantoja was looking
into the machine's hopper and
somehow fell into the mulch that
was being fed to the augers.
"They're never supposed to be
on top of the machine," he said.
"The supervisor just had a safety
meeting last week with everybody,
for schools in need and competi-
tive wages for teachers.
The signed pledge cards would
be presented to the legislature, she
At that time, the board declined
to take action on a resolution sup-
porting the card program pro-
posed by Mrs. Walker.
Once again, at the Oct. 10 meet-
ing, Mrs. Walker pressed the school
board to support the pledge pro-
Since the item was not on the
agenda, the board took no action.
Board member Joe Arnold said
he felt the board's attorney should
before the hoard takes action.
"Philosophically, we are on the
same page," said Mrs. Owens.
Mrs. Walker told the board that
the items they had objected to ear-
lier were removed from the pro-
In other action, the board:
expelled one ninth grader at
New Endeavor High School for
defiance of authority and alcohol
asked the sheriff a question regard-
ing the recent murder of 72-year-
old Thomas Richard Dellarco, a
resident of the Prairie.
"On the basis of public aware-
ness, is there a reason why the resi-
dents of the Prairie were not noti-
fied, or is there another way they
could have been notified to put out
fires started by rumors?"
Sheriff May responded by
explaining that if there had been a
present danger, residents of the
Prairie would have been notified.
Since the case is ongoing, there are
still things that cannot be said but if
there had been an imminent dan-
ger, the residents would have been
notified, he said.
Terry Marvin Ellerbee, Jr., 21,
was arrested late last week in con-
nection with the case. He is being
held without bond in the Okee-
chobee County Jail on charges of
first-degree murder, armed burgla-
ry with a firearm and grand theft
This case, in specific, was said
to be an isolated incident where a
person was stealing items and
food, added Sheriff May.
The sheriff was also asked
about the acquisition of additional
narcotics/attack dogs due to the
growth of the community.
He replied that they currently
have three K-9s two are being
used for narcotics and the other K-
9 is utilized as a narcotic/attack
dog. They will more than likely get
at least one additional K-9 within
the next year or two.
In other business, Maureen Bur-
roughs of Okeechobee Main Street
spoke about the Halloween festival
in the park. She said they currently
have three parks full of games and
booths. For information on the fes-
tival, call (863) 357-MAIN.
expelled a ninth grader at
New Endeavor for defiance of
6 expelled a ninth grader at
New Endeavor for defiance of
authority and inappropriate per-
expelled a 10th grader at New
Endeavor for defiance of authority
and alcohol and drugs;
expelled a ninth grader at
New Endeavor for ,defiance, of
authority and violence;
expelled a 10th grader at New
Endeavor for defiance of authority
and alcohol and drugs;
expelled a seventh grader at
New Endeavor- for defiance,,pf
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approved school improve-
ment plans for all schools in the
scheduled an executive ses-
sion for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct.
16, to prepare for the union talks
scheduled to being at 9 a.m. that
approved a change order for
reproofing buildings 18 and 19 at
Okeechobee High School resulting
in a savings of $45,168.17;
purchased one utility body
truck and one crew cab truck for
the maintenance department for a
total of $51,750:
e approved the district's Florida
Inventory of School Houses data;
approved a Foods Service
.Department Food Safety Plan;
approved a standardized tem-
plate for contracting services for
approved a student exchange
program with the Osceola County
School Board that will allow limit-
ed attendance at Kenansville Char-
ter Elerrentar School ahd Kenans-
ville Charter Middle School;
received an energy manage-
ment update from Brian Barrett,
awarded a contract to David
Brooks, Enterprises, Inc. in the
amount of $71,800 to replace the
doors and. door hardware at Year-
ling Middle School; and,
revised personnel allocations.
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The detective went on to say
that the Medical Examiner's Office
will be conducting an autopsy, and
will issue a formal cause of death.
The incident is also under inves-
tigation by Nancy T. Hodenius
from the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA). An
attempt to reach Ms. Hodenius
Wednesday afternoon was unsuc-
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 12, 2006
Parents meet with senior class education leaders
By Victoria Hannon
A meeting was held on Oct. 10
to present important information
to the parents of senior students at
Okeechobee High School.
The meeting was lead by Mr.
Bill Black, OHS career specialist,
Mrs. Virginia Bryant, senior guid-
ance counselor, Ms Debbie Giles,
OHS Vice-Principal, and Ms. Gina
Davis, OHS Dean and class spon-
With homecoming just around
the corner, students and parents
alike were reminded that wood
hauling permission slips would be
going out soon and that on the day
of the game, Friday Oct. 28 there
will be a Senior barbecue held at
the high school. Open only to the
members of the OHS class of 2007,
will have lots of
food and a .
DJ playing ..
Also discussed at the meeting
was the senior trip to New York.
The trip will cost $980, but there
are fundraising opportunities for
those students that desire to go that
lack the monetary means. The on-
going fund raiser is the sale of pizza
kits and cookie dough. The trip will
be four days long and take place
April 11 15. The seniors that go
will be given then opportunity to
see a Broadway show, visit ground
zero and go to Manhattan Island.
The last date to sign up is Oct. 27.
Grad Nite presents students a
final chance to spend time with
their classmates before they gradu-
ate. The price of this trip to Disney
will depend on whether the class
chooses to take school buses with
AC, provided for the cost the gas
used and paying drivers, or six
charter busses, priced around
$13,200. This event involves
schools from all over the state as
well as a few out of state. The dress
code for the trip will be a minimum
of the school dress code and sen-
iors are expected to dress respect-
Students were reminded to get
their information in order and pre-
pare for college applications. A lot
of scholarships require community
service and Mrs. Bryant ask that all
hours are turned in by the end of
the first semester.
Mrs. Bryant will be doing gradu-
ation checks throughout the year
to make sure that all of the seniors
will be able to graduate on time.
"There is Florida Virtual school
and adult high school," said Mrs.
Bryant. "There are things that can
be done to catch students up."
She added a "Hang in there" for
the students taking hard classes. "It
will pay off in the end."
One of the largest scholarship
programs in the nation is based on
the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications
for this program are available on
line starting Jan. 12007.
Information is available in the
career center at the High School
and yet more information will be
available on Financial Aid Night on
Any questions should be direct-
ed toward the High School.
2:46 p.m. Hwy 441 North. Assist
OCPD with traffic control and cleanup by
picking up nails that fell out of a pick up
3:42 p.m. Vehicle accident, 100
block of Northwest 441. Upon arrival
found County Sheriffs Office and Coke
truck. OCFR transport one patient to the
emergency room. Crew checked for leaks
on both vehicles, found none. Swept road
of debris and waited for tow truck to
12:34 p.m. 300 Block of Southwest
Fifth Avenue. Assist OCFR Helicopter
*11:16 p.m. 802 SW 3rd Ave. Med-
ical Assistance, found woman lying in
bed,. unresponsive, vitals taken and
patient put on oxygen. Loaded patient on
stretcher and assisted with patient care to
4:23 a.m. 506 NE 3rd Street Med-
ical assistance, found female in bed disori-
ented. Patient's husband stated that she
had been disoriented for abouttwo hours.
Took patients history and vitals, assisted
OCFR with patent care and loaded the
patient in ambulance;
5:05 a.m. Lazy Seven Area, Assist
OCFR. Provided waterto OCFR by dump-
ing tank and shuttling water to them.
Made one run for more water, OCFR
tanker was on the scene upon return.
Assisted with overhaul.
6:50 a.m. 410 NW 9th Street. Build-
ing Fire, two small fires found in separate
rooms. Made entry through the front door,
extinguished fires with fire extinguishers
within minutes. Set up exhaust fans to
remove smoke and checkedefor exten-
sion, found none. Medical unit checked
occupant for injuries, none were found,
Fire Marshall found that the fire was
caused by cigarettes, accidental.
0 8:58 a.m. 300 SW 2nd Avenue.
Medical assistance, man down at
address, assisted OCFR.
1:34 p.m. 700 Block of 441 North.
Accident with injuries, with, OCFR,
checked vehicles for leaks and hazards..
Applied floor dry to leaks, disconnected
battery. Stood by until towtruck arrived.
6:24 p.m. 600 Block of Southeast
Park Street. Male hit by car in road.
Secured scene and checked for hazards.
Treated patient, OCFR on scene. Assisted
to landing zone.
3:39 a.m. 200 South Hwy 441. Med-
ical Assistance with OCFR in loading and
patient care in the ambulance to the emer-
5:59 p.m. 501 SE 2nd Street. Fire
Alarm. False call, no hazards found.
Occupant had burned some food which
caused alarm malfunction. Alarm was
reset by crew.
@ 6:44 p.m. 200 block of Northwest
1 th Avenue. Police Department Assist. At
the OCPD request, fire and EMS crew on
scene to check patient vitals to verify that
the patient was medically cleared to be
transported to jail. OCFR and EMS
checked patient vitals and cleared the
patientfortransportto the jail.
8:37 a.m. 300 SE 8th Avenue. Med-
ical Assistance, upon arrival, OCFR on
-8:00 am. 10800 block of 70 East.
Motor vehicle collision, Sheriffs office
already on scene, checked vehicle for
hazards and leaking, no patients were
found. Cleared by Sheriffs office.
1:44 p.m. 800 block of Southeast
32nd Street. Grass fire, upon arrival found
3' by 3' burnt area in the median. Fire was
started by mechanical heat from a tractor
trailer. Cooled off area with water, cleared
6:52 p.m. '1738 NW 6th Street.
Sparking meter reported, upon arrival
found no sparks, smoke or odor. FPL
checked box and found no problems,
advised ownerto call electrician.
6:17 p.m. 1798 NW 9th Ave. Fire
alarm, false alarm, activated accidentally.
@ 6:20 p.m. 300 Block of 15th Avenue.
Smoke complaint, upon arrival found fifty
gallon drum that had trash burning. Occu-
pant extinguished fire.
7:27 p.m. 12000 Hwy 98 North.
. Motor vehicle collision, roll over. Assisted
medical unit and contained fluid leaks
*8:51 a.m. 645 NW 22nd Lane. Med-
ical Assistance, with med crew, possible
pediatric arrest Assisted with patient care
and followed to the emergency room.
12:23 a.m. 2400 block of 98 North.
Smoke complaint, upon arrival, deter-
mined that the smoke was coming from
the Basswood area. Found that a person
was burning in a land clearing with a burn
*3:43 am. 7995 SW 13th Street Build-
ing fire, upon arrival found large metal build-
ing fully involved in fire. Burned all through
sides and roof had already fallen in. Used
K12 to cut holes in sides to gain access.
Truck loaded with hay and an RV trailer
inside. Owner arrived and used his grable
truck to pull sheets of tin from building to
expose the trailer and truck, pulled hay
from truck to extinguish. Owner stated that
the truck was in there overnightto keep the
hay dry and the RV was plugged in,
because he had been working on it. Fire
was ruled unintentional by an unspecified
12:35 am. South 441 and SE 128th
Street Brush fire, upon arrival found small
trash fire of an old dryer and some wood
around it Extinguished fire with water.
12:52 am. 2000 block of Southeast
40th Boulevard. Brush fire, upon arrival
found small amount of brush and an old
tree on fire. Extinguished fire with water,
7:47 a.m. 3000 Everglades Blvd,
Brush lire, upon arrival found small brush
fire, cause uridetermirted, extinguished
with water and cleared scene.
10:31 p.m. 714 State Road 710. Dis-
patched for assistance with an accident
on Martin County Line, cancelled in route.
3:39 p.m. Mile marker 183 Turnpike,
northbound. Vehicle accident, patients
were ok, assisted med crew.
3:41 p.m. Hwy 70 East, 72nd Ter-
race. Motor Vehicle Accident, cancelled in
route by med crew at 3:45 p.m. Advised of
leaking oxygen at 3:54 p.m. Upon arrival,
found a 130# Tank of liquid oxygen in rear
of a van on its side oxygen escaping. Fol-
lowed hazardous materials guide to evac-
uate area and reroute traffic. Contacted
the oxygen company and 401. Advised to
let the driver to bleed the tank until empty,
secured the scene. Vehicletowed.
*5:39 p.m. Hwy 70 West and Hwy98.
Motor vehicle accident, checked vehicles
for hazards and leaks, none found.
7:37 a.m. Hwy 70 West and Hwy
710. Vehicle fire, found semi tractor trailer
with trailer brakes already extinguished
with a dry chemical extinguisher. Cooled
brakes with water and checked for fire
extension, nonefound. Scene cleared.
7:19 p.m. 2100 NW 36th Avenue.-
Bum complaint, upon arrival found small
camp fire burning. Resident roasting hot-
dogs while sitting by fire. Resident had
extinguisher and shovel at arms length,
and ring of dirt around the fire. Advised the
resident to keep close eye on fire and
extinguish itonce finished.
2:56 p.m. 2201 SW 28th Street.
Smoke complaint, found owner burning a
one foot square area of palms upon
arrival. Owner extinguished fire and was
advised of bum laws.
6:14 p.m. Florida Turnpike Mile
marker 183. Motor vehicle collision.
Checked vehicles for hazards, none
found. Scenetumrned overto FHR
9:32 p.m. Turnpike Service Plaza.
Medical Assistance, escorted patient to
the med crew, who took over care. Trans-
W2 02:04 ar.m. 1646 N Hwy 441. Heli-
copterstanaby, Raulerson hospital. *- '
12:55 p.m. Lock 7 Hwy 441 South-
east Medical Assistance, patients refused
05:31 p.m. 5720 NE9th Lane. Smoke
complaint, upon arrival found small fire
where ownerwas burning yard waste and
plywood. Advised the owner about bum
laws and owner extinguished thefire.
5:37 p.m. 3600 N Hwy 441. Vehicle
accident. Upon arrival, found no hazards.
Submitted photo/Kathy Carr
Oldest and youngest
Shown is 98 year old Eva Mae Williams with her most
recent great granddaughter, Delainey Ella Rucks.
Delainey, the daughter of Clint and Heather Rucks, was
born Sept. 6, 2006, and was present at Mrs. Williams'
birthday party on Sept. 16, 2006.
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Attorneys At Law
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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Tylor Brhley, 22, S.E. 31st St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 6
by DOC's Michael White on a
charge of violation of probation.
He is being held in the Okee-
chobee County Jail without bond.
Frankie Glen Hutchinson, 65,
N.W. 203rd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 6 by Deputy Michael
Hazellief on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with con-
tributing to the delinquency of a
minor and lewd and lascivious act
in the presence of a minor. His
bond has been set at $250,000.
Michael Willis, 41, Euclid
Ave., Lakeland, was arrested Oct. 6
by DOC's J. Terese Martin on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation. He is being held without
Joseph Michael Kaiser, 20,
S.E. 38th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 6 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with grand theft. He
is being held without bond.
Hector Placeres, 50, Dixie
Highway, West Palm Beach, was
arrested Oct. 7 by FWC Officer
Jason Godwin on charges of driv-
ing under the influence and driving
while, license suspended with
knowledge. His bond has been set
Jasper L. Cintonz, 29, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 8 by the
OCPD on a felony charge of lewd
and lascivious or indecent assault
and on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation no valid driver's
license. His bond on the first
charge has been set at $50,000. He
is being held without bond on the
violation of probation charge.
Michael C. Raulerson, 38,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9
by Deputy Sam Thomas on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation second amended warrant
- worthless check over $150 (two
counts) and violation of probation
- worthless checks. He is being
held without bond.
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BLESSED: Dixie Ranch Acres has always been very blessed to be a
crime free area. The people here are of the very finest I have ever had the
pleasure to meet and call neighbors. I have always found it refreshing that
many, many parents accompany their children to the bus stops in the
mornings and again at night, and this was all way before the situation
with the house we are now dealing with in our community. I am proud to
own a home in Dixie Ranch Acres. I'm standing behind the people in
Dixie Ranch. We didn't ask for this situation. We were not asked our opin-
ion on the subject, regardless of what the reverend says, and we don't
appreciate that he tried to pull the wool over our eyes. These men are not
home town folks. Send them back to their own home areas, and see just
how fast the fur flies. As for being protective of our children, you are dang
right we are always have been, always will be.
PROGRAM: There should not be a program of this type in a residential
neighborhood with kids. What planet are these people living on? A pro-
gram such as this needs a better form of supervision and located in a law
enforcement complex or similar, not out of the eye of law enforcement.
A preacher I don't think is qualified to run one of these programs unless
they have the credentials to go with it, as in a certification by the state.
IRRESPONSIBLE: I believe in giving a second chance, but not by put-
ting children in a situation like this. Most offenders have numerous vic-
tims and are repeat offenders and have only been caught for the one
offense. To put a program like it in a residential neighborhood in the mix
along with children is about the most irresponsible thing I can think of.
EXCUSES: I feel that most times people are responsible for their own
behavior, and society needs to stop making excuses for everything.
RIGHTS: We are all citizens of this country and as such we are all enti-
tled to be protected by our laws and constitution. I am sure you would
not appreciate your rights as a citizen being trampled. After all, this is
what our young men and woman are fighting for rightnow.
TERRIFIED: I live across the street from this group home. I have a 9-
year-old daughter who I am terrified for, and for all the other children on
this street. This used to be a safe neighborhood in which to live. We don't
feel safe anymore, I. don't care what they do with sex offenders as long as
they are not put in a neighborhood full of temptation. I know there are
people out there who don't fit the description of a sex offender, but the
people across the street from.me do. One of the men had several counts
for molesting boys and the other man molested a girl. These are my chil-
dren and the children of my friends we are talking about. I know that if
you had children and this group home moved in your neighborhood you
would be mad also. We need all the support we can get on this issue.
RELIGION: Evangelical Christians need to be warned that there is still
another threat to their faith the Amish, Yes, those devilish Amish by
shamefully and publicly following the teachings of Jesus Christ threaten
the very foundations of their mean-spirited religion.
Annual food drive is planned
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summer-
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 local-
ly 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 to Okeechobee and Selling Sunshine. The programs are
about the growth of the area from 1915 until the late 1920s. The
tapes will run for about 30 minutes and there will be time for dis-
cussion afterwards. There is no admission fee and reservations
are not needed.
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SWAT teams threaten peoples' privacy, safety
By Ronald Fraser
You and your law-abiding
neighbors in Florida might be just
one street address away from a
life-threatening, midnight raid by
a local paramilitary police unit.
As these so-called SWAT
squads increasingly become
America's favored search warrant
delivery service, bungled raids -
including many to the wrong
address have skyrocketed: In
these assaults on private property,
scores of innocent citizens, police
officers and nonviolent offenders
In a recent CATO Institute
report titled "Overkill: The Rise of
Paramilitary Police Raids in Amer-
ica," Radley Balko describes how
"Over the last 25 years, America
has seen a disturbing militariza-
tion of its civilian law enforce-
ment, along with a dramatic and
unsettling rise in the use of para-
military police units (most com-
monly called Special Weapons
and Tactics, or SWAT) for routine
police work. The most common
use of SWAT teams today is to
serve narcotics warrants, usually
with forced, unannounced entry
into the home."
These raids -- as many as
40,000 per year -- terrorize non-
violent drug offenders, bystanders
and wrongly targeted civilians
who are awakened in the dead of
night as teams of heavily armed
paramilitary units, dressed not as
police officers but as soldiers,
invade their homes.
Botched Florida raids
In 2000, Balko reports, the
police in Hallandale made their
second mistaken drug raid in a
year when they stormed the
home of Tracey Bell. Bell, who
was pregnant, was home with her
three young children. Police tar-
geted the house based on a tip
from an informant who said he
had bought drugs there. Police
found no drugs. Ms. Bell said the
police confused her house with
the one next door, and an attor-
ney is reported to have concluded
later that the Hallandale police
department "used informants as
their scapegoats when they mess
In Orlando, in 1999, police
raided the home of D. Uriyah
Ajamu, trained guns on him,
dragged him out of his apartment,
handcuffed, kicked and inflicted
injuries on him that required hos-
pitalization. The police then real-
ized they mistook Ajamu's apart-
ments for the one next door.
How did the once trusted
neighborhood cop become a seri-
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (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 fellowship
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.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams,
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meetfrom nioon until 1 p.m at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel -
come. 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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
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
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
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
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., at7 p.m. For information, call (863)
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For/ information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head 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 inter-
ested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a car-
ing group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For informa-
tion, 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 Frah at382-6978 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 nor-
mal 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.
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
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, contact the church at (863) 763-6869;
Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-
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 Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials 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 Okeechobee 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.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
ous threat to life and privacy on
the home front? Originally, Los
Angeles officials formed the
nation's first SWAT units in
response to civil riots and hostage
taking and bomb toting radical
groups in the 1960s. But by 1995,
one study found, 89 percent of the
nation's police departments -
including 65 percent of smaller
towns in the 25-50,000 population
range had a paramilitary unit.
As the violence-prone '60s
faded away, SWAT squads found
a new lease on life in the emerg-
ing tough-on-drugs culture of the
1970s. By 1995, serving search
warrants, mostly in no-knock
"drug raids," accounted for 75
percent of the actions of the
nation's SWAT squads.
Threats to liberty
These SWAT squads have
become more and more of a
threat to our civil liberties. First,
they depend on notoriously unre-
liable informants when picking
raid targets. Self-serving and ill-
informed sources often send raids
to wrong address.
Second, SWAT teams trained
by U.S. Army Ranger and Navy
Seal units blur the line between,
war and law enforcement. Citi-
zens are then treated as if they
are, in fact, combatants.
Third, the use of military
assault weapons and tactics -
nighttime raids, crashing through
front doors and setting off stun
grenades inside homes actual-
ly turn otherwise non-violent situ-
ations into violent confrontations
when startled occupants try to
arm and defend themselves.
Finally, by 1990 the last year
for which the information has
been made public 38 percent
of all police departments, 51 per-
cent of all sheriff departments and
94 percent of all state police
departments in the U.S. received
money from the sale of boats,
cars and other assets seized dur-
ing drug raids. This money is then
used to outfit more SWAT teams
for more asset-seizing raids a
'practice that serves as a license
for SWAT teams to confiscate pri-
vate property for their own use.
To rein-in out-of-control SWAT
units, Florida's state and local
governments should limit the use
of these squads to their original
purposes, end corrupting asset
forfeiture policies and pass laws
that safeguard families' rights to
the privacy and sanctity of their
Editor's Note: Ronald Fraser,
Ph.D., writes on public policy
issues for the DKTLiberty Project,
a Washington-based civil liber-
ties organization. Write him at
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-
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 CountyFair Asso-
ciation will be held Thursday,Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at the extension
office, 458 U.S. 98 N. All interestedd persons are welcomed.
Prize giveaways benefits ACS
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 C.hamber 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.
FEMA trailers topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Oct. 14, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will
be Stacy Malinowski, program director, The Mustard Seed Min-
istries of Fort Pierce. The topic of the show will be the FEMA trail-
er crisis families who must vacate FEMA trailers by the end of
the month and have nowhere to go. For information, contact
Mustard Seed Ministries at (772) 465-6021.
Bake sales aid Walk-a-Thoen
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
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
Community Choir begins rehearsals
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will begin its rehearsals for the eighth annual Christ-
mas Cantata on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3 until 5 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The cantata will
be presented the weekend before Christmas, Dec. 15, 16 and 17.
Singers should be able to match pitch and read music some-
what. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun. Winter res-
idents are always welcome. For information, call Ms. Perry at
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 Ui8:98 North.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comments or
issues of concern on a state level from the citizens in Okee-
chobee County. Sen. Alexander encourages citizens with con-
cerns 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. *#
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Rubber shoes and escalators not a good mix
In Florida, flip flops and the
new popular Croc rubber shoes
are often worn year round.
In the news recently come sto-
ries of safety hazards associated
with soft rubber footwear.
In several states there have
been reports of escalators "eat-
ing" rubber shoes which are
pressed too close to the side of
the escalator stairway.
The Arkansas Children's Hos-
pital reported treating several
cases including one in which the
tissue of the foot was so badly
mangled that it required partial
This safety hazard is not new.
OSHA (Occupational Safety
and Health Administration) statis-
tics show there were 20 escalator-
related deaths between 1997 and
2003. Of these 12 were due to falls
and eight resulted when clothing
was caught in the escalator.
. According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Adminis-
tration, there are approximately
8,000 injuries associated with
escalators each year in the United
The NHTSA offers the follow-
with Katrina Elsken
ing escalator safety tips:
Step on and off quickly and
Hold the handrail.
Never attempt to sit on the
rail or place a package on the
Don't touch the sides of the
escalator below the handrail.
Always stand and face for-
ward never sit on the steps.
Keep hands, feet, and cloth-
ing clear of moving parts -
loose shoe laces, bulky sweaters
or coats, rubber boots, and
baggy clothes can get caught
and cause injury.
Always wear shoes on an
Check the direction of the
escalator before taking the first
step never walk up the down
escalator, or vice versa.
Never stop, stand, or play at
an escalator landing it can
cause a dangerous pileup.
Do not use the escalator
when transporting any large
package or when pushing a
stroller or other wheeled device.
If a child is too small to hold
the handrail, an adult should
hold the child's hand while rid-
ing the escalator.
Keep shoes away from the
side panels, especially rubber-
soled shoes. Many of the shoe-
related accidents occurred when
the rider was letting the shoe rub
against the side of the escalator.
The soft rubber of a shoe may be
caught between the step and the
Children under the age of 7
should be accompanied by an
adult when riding.
Keep walking after exiting
the escalator to prevent those
exiting behind you from bump-
ing into you.
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Everglades Elementary School first grader Colton Leppert
tries his hand at fighting a forest fire under the supervi-
sion of Forest Ranger Brian Cross. Forest rangers from
the division of forestry as well as firefighters from the City
of Okeechobee Fire Department, paramedics from Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue and a detective from the state
fire marshal's office with an accelerant-sniffing dog were
on hand at the school on Wednesday morning Oct. 11 as
part of Fire Prevention Week.
Submitted to Okeechobee News
The Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary at their regularly sched-
uled monthly meeting hosted a surprise birthday party for
Dorothy Brooks. Ms. Brooks recently turned 90 years
young. She still enjoys volunteering and was the 2005 Vol-
unteer of the Year. Jean Rego presented Ms. Brooks with
a Lifetime Membership. Robert Lee, CEO and Brian
Melear, CNO were in attendance and wished Ms. Brooks
a Happy Birthday as well.
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Hospice of Okeechobee will
present a Boots and Pearls Gala
on Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA.
Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S.
J Sponsorship opportunities are
' available. All donations will help
fund the Hamrick Home resi-
dence. For information contact
Sandra Pearceat (863) 763-2684.
iHospital to host dinner,
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., will present their new
general surgeon Dr. Luis Rosas
at the Dine with the Doctor din-
ner and discussion from 5 until
6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
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and holiday traditions of your friends and
neighbors and we want yours, too!
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if your kids enjoy cooking and have a favorite B
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tourney to take place
A memorial golf tournament
to benefit the Joyce Hacker
Scholarship Fund will take place
on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the
Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club, U.S. Hwy. 441 N. The shot-
gun 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
immediately after the tourna-
ment. This is a first time tourney
that will hopefully 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 Con-
nie Lanier at (863) 801-5600 or
Ben Burdeshaw at (863) 763-
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 hon-
oring their graduating senior
team members at this game.
This will be the final regular sea-
son home game for seniors Kel-
ley 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
athletes with a packed gym. The
Lady Brahmans have broken
records and ended a 16-year los-
ing 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 ceremo-
ny before the match. District
playoffs begin Thursday, Oct. 17.
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Brandon Brock had good coverage as he made his way up the field Saturday. Brock plays
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The American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
American Legion Post 64 is
open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from
11 a.m. until 9p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Thursday and
Friday from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos and margaritas
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Sat-
urday and Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports Time
or NASCAR on big screen TV.
Sausage, hot dogs, pizza and $1 draft
beer will be offered.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Tues-
'day and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6 p.m.
for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be,
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month from
3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 donation. The
dinner will include steak, baked pota-
to, salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment from 5
until. 8 p.m.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on the
first Saturday of the month. at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528,
2002 U.S. 78 W., at 10 a.m. Applica-
tions for new members are available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863) 697-
1451 or Jerry Lee Shields at (8631
467-8779 or (863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meet-
ings are the first Saturday of the
month at 10 am. Contact the Post at
467-2882 for information
7:15 p.m. Halloween costume party
with prizes to follow at 8 p.m. Also,
karaoke at 8 p.m.
The Moose Family Center #1753
is located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information and
meal menus, call the Lodge at (863)
Social quarters open daily from
noon until 8 p:m.
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
WOTM #956 meeting is the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting on the.
first Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the second
Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday at
1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck oh Sun-
days from p.m. until?, with snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sunday
of each month at 9 a.m.
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are
seasonal, contact the Post at 1863)
763-0818 for information or write the
Post at RO. Box 1137, Okeechobee
Fl. 34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday Ihrough Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour Irom 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday,
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will be
available. Karaoke will be from 6 until
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests Karaoke will
be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be fol-
lowed by karaoke from 6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will be
a post meeting and ladies auxiliary
meeting ati a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving for
100 percent. For information, contact
the quartermaster at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528'is located at
2002 S.R. 78.W. in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Post opens at noon, Monday through
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxil-
iary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and
AM VETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets.
Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10
donation. Dancing immediately fol-
lows the dinner.
Posi meetings are held on the
second ano lourli Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The main
meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
* For information contact Comman-
der Don South at (863) 467-2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday and at 1 p.m.
Wednesday: bar bingo will start
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, cour-
tesy of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday:. short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events. -
The Okeechobee Shrine Club.
S.R. 78 W., members vill meet the firsi
and third Thursday of each month at 8
p.m. The club, is also available for
weddings and parties For information
call the club at (863) 763-3378. Kip at
(863) 610-6659. or Keith at (863) 634-
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Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo Irom 4
p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation.
Music will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Suqdays. music
at7 p.m. 1
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order froi 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.,
Call the Aeries for other events
at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R.
70 East. For information, call (863)
Elks plan barbeciLe dinner
Tuesday: trustees meel at 7
p.m. First and third will be the regular
meeting starting at 8 p.m.
Wednesday. bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors open
at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be
available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members and
guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2.
p.m. until ?
The Okeechobee .Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave..
For information about the club and
events, call Bucky Yoder at (863) 467-
7342 or Matt Buxton at (863) 357-
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact W.M.
Margaret at (863) 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W.
in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until 7:15
.p.m. Call the Lodge at (863) 763-2250
for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night start-
ing at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Call for the
menu. Saturday is karaoke at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Moose Lodge
meeting at 8 p.m. All members should
plan to attend.
Tuesday, Oct. 24: Moose enroll-
ment meeting at 8 p.m. All prospec-
tive members should attend.
Saturday, Oct. 28: W.O.T.M. din-
ner of bratwurst and kraut from 5 until
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 6,
through Thursday, Oct. 12, are as
Theatre I -"The Guardian" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "School for
Scoundrels" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and.9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2. 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
*Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N \V. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day 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. Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle
School, "925, N.\\ 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through \\ednesda\,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Ele-lrentary. .1725 S.E.
Eighth St.. English as a second lan-
iguage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
The Heartland Lobry Cooper-
ative is a si\ library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeS'-
o and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative will
be holding basic and advanced
computer classes throughout the
six libraries in the four-county
area. A technology information
trainer will take a mobile comput-
er lab to each location four times
per month to teach computer
classes. The classes \ill teach
basic computer skills such as how
to start up and use a computer,
ho\', to log-on to the Inteirnet and
ho\\ to communicate via e-mail
\ith li lends and relatives. The
more advanced computer class
will teach how to keep the com-
puter clean and how to send pic-
tures. You may also contact your
local libraries for these same class-
es. In Okeechobee, call (863) 763-
3536 or contact Gabriell Turner,
information tech trainer, at
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a ser\ -
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office support.
Age is not a barrier. For informa-
tion, visit Hospice of Okeechobee
at 411 S.E. Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, or call (863) 467-2321.
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
MINI POODLE, Call to identify.
RED NOSE PIT, approx 8 mo.
Female, Found on 10/4, Vic.
NW 6th St. Call to identify.
Buying a car? Look In the
classifileds. Selling a
car? Look in the classi-
AFRICAN GRAY PARROT,
gray w/red tail feathers, Oak
Park area. Large Reward!
BEAGLE- Male, approx 4 mo.
old. Vic. of Belmont area
Sunday night. Please call
CAT, Male, 4 years old,
neutered, gray tiger striped,
last seen on 30th St, Hwy 98,
Mitchell Rd. (863)610-4466 or
LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F)
chestnut/white, spots, wear-
ing collar, lost vic of Civic
SADDLE, on 10/7/06. Call
TABBY CAT- Male, Gray, white
feet & diamond on forehead.
Vic. Pioneer Estates. Sat.
CALICO KITTY forty color, fe-
male approx. 1yr., ALSO,
Guinea Pigs. Free to good
COUCH Old. FREE! FREE!
DACHSHUND MIX PUPPIES,
ready Fri., 10/13, to good
home only. (863)634-7318
FREE: IRISH SETTER/LAB -
Male, 1 1/2 yrs old, very
friendly, all shots, house-
KITTENS, Free to good
homes. They are beautiful!!
KITTENS- to good homes 6
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
MICROWAVE Freel Free! Call
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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.
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
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
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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Emn Ioyment 205
ME poyment 5
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A 220 OR 440 CSR
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
Apply at the Okee.
1530 NW 25th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34972
($30,000 to start) &
(AM & PM)
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
NO PRIOR SALES
WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
Very busy dealership, needs
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
DRIVER, CLASS A CDL req'd.
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
-~ Koebernik Trucking -
(863)467-9930 or 634-6327
rough & trim work need-
ed. Work 40 hrs/week
locally with established
Must have references.
Apply in person at
Class A or BCrequaired.
NeedExbooks anDozer &End/Back
Dump Opired.rators. Vmualid D/L.
Drug test req. Call Dickerson
GATOR FEED COMPANY
Needs F/T. TRUCK DRIVER
Class A or B required.
GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES,
Books and computer skills
required. Ability to multi-task,
is critical. Mon-Fri 8am
)7to 5pm. $8-$10 per hour
Drivers license & own
Drug Free Workplace.
Fax Resume to
900S Parrott Ave.
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
SERVICE PLUMBER, F/IT,
for busy local plumbing
company. Experience is
required, Valid DL
Good pay & benefits.
Excellent phone skills and
small ofice Multitasking.
A Drug free work place.
WAREHOUSE DELIVERY HELP
Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid driver's license.
Ask for Sandy or Sue
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Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th.Street, Ste. D,
Oke ichobee,. FL 34974
Brighton & Big
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
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:
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, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) .967-3477
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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
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The OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (OUA) has an immediate
opening for at least one (1) position in our meter reading
department. All candidates must be willing and able to perform
light to heavy physical labor. Applicants must be courteous and
professional in dealing with our customers and fellow workers,
and must agree to payroll payment by way of direct deposit.
Applicant must have neat and legible handwriting .and possess a
high a school diploma or the equivalent. As an employee of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority you will be provided with all the
necessary training, uniforms, health benefits, paid vacation and.
sick leave, and a pension program. The OUA is a drug-free work
place and a clean driving record of at least three years is a
requirement upon employment within our company. If you feel
that this type of position and professional career is your goal,
please visit our offices at:
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
to complete an application., ..-,.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
(M/F/V/D) DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
j STORE MANAGER
ff ., 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
J&l BUILDING CONTRACTORS
'" Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Ernest Lancaster 1863) 634-2044
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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SALES & MARKETING
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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
86.3-357-0006 or email to
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be.
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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Some 800 and 900 telephone
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extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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charges. Therefore, if you
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With good credit to assist in
financing homes that need
restored and land for
development. Please call
Bernie at (541)232-1708,
or email me at:
No Experience necessary,
Just Good Credit.
Ful Tie 105
STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
UPRIGHT FREEZER almond
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
WASHER & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
$100 for. both.
WOOLEY SHED, 18x1 2, carpet
inside, asking $2500.
RALEIGH, Mens 10 speed,
race style, excellent condi-
tion. $75 (856)358-8625
SCHWINN, 1970s Stingray,
vAm Schminn hres, P%.aCllen[
-anar, a.eajeigoQd original
:nd $I40 t856)358-8625
METAL BUILDING- 30'x30',
Never used.' $6450.
UTILITY SHED- 10x20, Good
condition. No leaks, Skid
mount Ted Shed Replica. You
move. $1000. (863)674-0416
CEMENT BLOCKS- 700, Good
condition. $300. Will separ-
The Okeechobee News is seeking a
Customer Service Representative. This is a
part time position that could lead to full
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 5698
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools K Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys a Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C UNIT- 2 ton, Brand new,
AIR CONDS (2) window units,
19K BTU, 220 V & 12K
BTU, 220 V, $200 will sell
ANTIQUE LAWN & GARDEN
* TRACTOR- John Deere, all
original, runs great $2000
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
RANGE & DRYER- elec, excel-
lent condition $200 for both
or will sell separate
STOVE- Gibson, Self cleaning
$100. or best offer
Il~npri l Ntr
PILLOWS (4) & AFGAN, deco-
rative green. $15 for all.
BED- Queen size, With head-
board. Like new. $200.
BOX SPRINGS & MATTRESS-
Good condition. $100.
BOYS BUNK BED- white, met-
Sal, mattresses, 2 set of lin-
ens $200 (863)467-4449
DINING ROOM SET, Seats 8,
.with 6 chairs. $100
DR, '36 Broyhill table, 6 chairs,
bufet & small cabinet, carved
detailing, oak, good cond.,
$800 firm. (561)924-5812
FUTON, black, $50 or best of-
FUTON STYLE bunk bed, fold
down couch w/mattress on
bottom, twin on top. blue,
GLASS TABLE TOP, Pier 1,
'non-tempered 30" round &
1/2" thick, use for small table.
$35 firm. (863)467-5877
KITCHEN SET- blue, very good
cond, w/ 4 chairs $170 or
best offer (863)467-2366
ROCKING CHAIRS- wooden,
$50 for both or will separate
(863)675-3944 La Belle
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $700
AMMO type 223 Rem, 200
rounds clipd, $50/will divide.
Call Ross, 863-983-8661.
RIFLE- Chinese SKS7.62X39,
asking $150 (863)763-4961
RIFLE, Thompson Center, 36
cal., as new, in box, uses
#11 percussion caps. $300
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $700. 357-5754
BUN & THIGH ROLLER
as seen on TV, great cond.
A, LOSE THE
S/ POUNDS &
All natural, Doctor recom-
mended & guaranteed. FREE
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
DR. SCHOOLS PARAFIN
. BATH, Scented wax, insulated
hand & foot cover, new condi-
tion. $25 neg. (863)675-2596
VICK'S VAPORIZER & SOLU-
TION, in original box. $10 or
best offer. 863-675-2596
Calf Chute, Powder River,
makes into a table, new fir.,
new paint, w/5th wheel
hitch, $650. (863)697-9704
EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi
Hollow body, Classic, $600
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1 brown, 1 white. Glass front,
lass shelves, good cond.
50/both,will sep. 697-9979
MOBILE HOME STEPS- 2, fi-
berglass, 5 steps with rails.
$250. Will separate.
STEEL SHELVES (15), Used,
heavy metal, assorted sizes.
$900 for all or will separate.
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
des, $200 (863)763-4961
TANNING BOOTH siand up.
by Tnhe Tanning Hul w/8i
bulbs. asking $600.
CLEVELAND KING 613 ALTO
SAXOPHONIJE- uood condi-
tion, $400 i863 69-9918
PIANO- older uprngrl, benirn,
beauldul inisri, pljys well.
$550 /ou move & lune
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, wrn island
AMAZON PARROT- Double
Yellow Head, male & cage.
AQUARIUM- 125 gal. Salt wa-
ter. Oak' base, pump & filtra-
tion. Rocks & foliage.
Champ.bldline. AKC, health
cert. Great family/hunting
dogs. $800. 863-655-3070 or-
BOA 4'- with cage, $100'
BOA CONSTRICTOR- 5', $100.
Firm (863)801-3622 or
BOSTON TERRIER- AKC with
papers. Male, 9-10 wks old.
Catahula Leopard Hound
Pups, 2 tri colored males, 8
wks. old, 1st shots, vet ck'd,
$200 sell sep.
COCKATIEL, .. $30
DOG HOUSE- medium size,
portable, almost new, flexible
plastic door, $25
DOVES (13), $75 for all or will
ENGLISH BULL DOG- 12wks
old, beautiful, AKC, wormed,,
Vet checked, $450
GERM SHEPHERD PUPS- 8
wks old, $200
GOATS 1 Nubian female, 1
pygmy female. $80/both, will
sell separate. 239-465-1393
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS PUPS-
AKC, Ready 10/2, Health
cert., Wormed, 1st shots.
MATA MATA TURTLE- $250
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, 6wks
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, $500 each
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, AKC
Available for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410
ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, black
& brown $10.
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
POOL TABLE LIGHT, $60
CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w
each, box, 1800w amp,
more. $650 (239)503-5020
FOSTEX 24 CHANNEL DIGI-
TAL stereo recorder. Built in
CD burner. $800.
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
SURROUND SOUND, with
amp box, like new, $50
Color TV, good cond. $75 or
best offer. 863-635-0079
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TELEVISION- Zenith, older
model, off white cabinet,
works well, $25
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip, trlr. & More.
GENERATOR 4000- Coleman,
Runs good. $300. or best of-
man, never used 6 1/8",
$200 (863)763-4149 or
TABLE SAW, 10" & 4" Planer
combination, cast iron, $100
TABLE SAW- Craftsman, 10",
cast iron table, vintage, $70
GAME BOYS (2) Advanced
SP, 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
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FORD 3000 TRACTOR Runs
good, $4800 Negotiable.
GET INVOLVED IN
BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc.Ex. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1250.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1300,
child gentle, easy keeper
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beauty. $1800.
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1250 neg.
MARE Quarterhorse, 4 yrs.,
green broke, needs good
Call Sharon in Labelle area
PFHA. 13 year old, Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Sat. Oct. 14th, 10am
Okeechobee Agri. Civic
Center. Blackhawk Horse
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
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hod-
zontal shaft, asking $150
LAWN TOOLS, Chipper/Shred-
der & Lawn Edger $110 for
both or will separate.
MOWER DECKS, 2 38" wide,
$60. Call (863)532-9182.
COWS FOR SALE- 70 pairs,
30 bred cows, 2nd & 3rd tri-
mester, Call (863)634-2388
SADDLE, 16", custom made,
brown leather w/silver trim,
w/bridle, blanket & stand,
HATS, Stetson. $25
WESTERN BOOTS, Leather
Justin, size 11. $25
AVON BOTTLES- 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $75. for all
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
HARLEY DAVIDSON TELE-
PHONE- Fat Boy 2003, nev-
er out of box, $50
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
PENDULUM CLOCK, Like new,
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
Computer, w/2 extra towers,
hp & 1gw, all run on Win-
dows 2000, $150 or sell
LAPTOP Dell Inspiron 3500,
Pentium II, 386 mhz proces-
sor, 128 mb ram, $150.
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or 11, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
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.
OKEECHOBEE TAYLOR ISLES
3/2/2 unique CBS floor plan.
Lease Purchase w/owner. 2nd
Fla room, dock & deck.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property .
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
COUNTRY COTTAGE Private
' dock. 1 br, 1 ba, Furn'd. in-
cludes Util &.Dish TV. No pets.
$750. mo. (863)467-1950
N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2/1/screened porch, $800
mo., 1st, last & sec.
11th St, $850/mo 1st &
Sec, Call (8)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
Brand New, 3BR/3.5BA beauti-
ful home with stainless appli-
ances. Top of the line carpets in
bedrooms, Corian. countertops
much more. $2,500+ utilities.
Waterfront 3BR/2.5BA com-
pletely redone, HW floors, new
kitchen,. Corian countertops,
FR/FP, IG heated pool, beautiful
covered dock with lift and Ig.
seating area on Taylor Creek
Liz Weisser Has Keys!
Your Perfect Partner*
Berger Real Estate
Hwy. 70 East, 2br, 1ba on 1
acre, all appl. incl., just re-
modeled, c/a & heat, no
pet.F 1$75%mr mo-+4st last &
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: tVi:-
ern .Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
CREEK 3BR/2BA, 2100
S.F., w/dock, $1450/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 819
SE 10th St. 863-763-2416
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, Ig. lot, $1000
mo. + util., 1st, last & sec.
dep. & ref's. (863)357-0707
OKEECHOBEE TAYLOR ISLES
3/2/2 unique CBS floor plan.
Lease Purchase w/owner. 2nd
Fla room, dock & deck.
Fantastic 2/2, covered dock,
custom kitchen, workshop, FL
room & morel Can be fur-
nished, seasonal or yearly. 1st
month FREE. $1200.
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
lst& last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F., Lake access
863-670-5967 Lakeland #
NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Real Estate |
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Thursday, October 12, 2006
I Puli Notice
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TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br, 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000
1/2 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
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.
LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy. .
Please call (863)634-3451
BEST DEAL in OKEECHOBEE
Owner Finance. 7 Lemon St.
D/W on canal to Lake Okee
Your own boat ramp! 2BR/2BA
w/garage. FL Rm. or poss. 3rd
BR or office. $178K/$15K
down/6.75% int./$1060 mo.
No Credit Check/No Closing $
MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
OKEECHOBEE- By owner, DW,
3br, 2ba, over 1200 sq ft.,
lake access, 50 ft dock,
fenced yard w/ beautiful
landscaping, open interior
design, many more features,
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
Bayliner Capri, '87, 14 ft.,
galv. trlr., 50hp Force mtr.,
all safety equip., many ex-
tras, $1950. (863)357-4442
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Marifer motor & trailer $650
BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trir.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYS
Garmin GPS II. Hand held or
deck mount. $75.
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft, Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $2495 firm.
YAMAHA 150 V-MAX 01-
fuel/oil injected, exc cond., 1
owner, low hrs, $5500
CAMPER- '99, Needs work
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 end., all
extras: Like new, $12K
WAVE RUNNER- Yamaha, '91,
Low hours, Trailer included.
BOAT MOTOR, 20hp Mercury
jet motor, used on Zodiac or
flat bottom boat, runs good.
$250 (863)697-2525 ,
CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
glass, for boat or pontoon.
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., lOft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1700 (863)675-0162
HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $500 or best of-
fer. Call Don
SCOOTER, Kasea, 50B motor-
ized, by Quingqi, runs good,
can be tagged for road use,
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
bik./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean',
-SUZUKI GS550L, '79, runs
good, low riieagle, exc:.
cond., $1800 or best offer.
YAMAHA TIMBERWOLF- 250,
2x4, 1996, red, front & rear
racks, runs great, $1300
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
ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Stainless steel dump bed,
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
TRAVEL TRAILER, '88
Hi-Lo, 27 foot
SGood condition, $3500.
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Tr-alers 4065
BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-'
onlymade 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
EAGLE TALON, '91, brand new
alt., turbo charge & clutch,
blown head, new tires $1000
or best offer. (863)801-6081
FORD ESCORT LX '97, 4 door,
excellent condition, all pow-
er, $1500 (863)357-1430
FORD TAURUS 1989 Station
Wagon. New brake job.
Good work car. $750 neg..
GRAND PRIX '95- blue, 2dr,
,ac, cd player $1800 or best
offer (863)697-1055 '
HONDA CIVIC EX 94- red. 2
dr, sunroof, souped up,
needs TLC, $1500 firm
HONDA DESOL '94- white,
INFINITY Q-45 '91- new tires,
cold ac, runs good, ext.
good, needs seat cover 122K,
JAGUAR '91, Souv., 4 door,
recent tune up, a/c converted
to 134A, new tires, brakes,
wheel bearings, above average
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1800
MERC GRAND MARQUIS '94-
good cond in/out, cold ac,
new tires, $1800
MERCURY COUGAR 1989,
needs work, good 3.8 w/re-
cent top end rebuilt, good
trans. $600. (863)634-2812
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.
JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER '
86- 4x4, good cond.; runs
well, $900 or trade for 4
GOLF CART 4 whl, w/battery
charger, runs & looks great.
$800 firm. 863-697-2631 or
FACTORY RIMS- For Dodge
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $300.
or best offer. (863)697-9117*
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
FRONT BUMPER Boss Hawg
replacement, fits 03-C
Dodge 2500/3500 HD,
$1000. (863)697-0328, .
HITCH, Weight distributing, w/
2 5/16 balls, equalizer balls,
sway bar & all attachments.
RIMS- Bik & Chrome Spider 4
lug rrms, w/205.'40/17 Kuh-
mo Fires. lIke new. $300 or
besi offer (863)261-2546
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
TONNEAU. COVER Florida
Line. its 99-up F250/350
Super Duty short bed, ma-
roor, $650 (863)697-0328
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $900 or
best offer' (863) 97-9117
TRANSMISSION Aulo. lor
'97 V6 Chevy S10. $400
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Muslang, 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
CHEVY 3/4 TON '95- ext cab,
4x4, $2000 or best offer
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 or best offer.
CHEVY PICKUP, '84, 1/2 ton,
4x4, parts or whole, $650.
(561)644-4840 Fort Drum
CHEVY S-10, '87, V8 conver-
sion, overdrive, a/c, runs
very good. $2500.
CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 '88,
1 owner, cold a/c, $2500
DODGE DAKOTA '95, 4 cyl.,
manual trans., $1300 or best
offer. (863)983-8560 leave
DODGE DAKOTA '96- 4 cyl, 5
spd, AC, good.cond., $2500
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must Seel
FORD F350 '86- 4dr dually,
diesel, needs work, $750
FORD 350 DUALLY DIESEL
'89- 4dr, runs excellent, cold
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..
FORD F150 LARIAT '90, V8,
auto,,P/S, P/W, needs paint.
Runs great $1200.
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
FORD RANGER XLT'92
4 cyl, standard, cold a/c,
$1200 Negot. 863-763-4149
FORD UHAUL TRUCK '79 14"
alum. w/grandma's attic. Good
for storage. Does not run.You
GMC SIERRA GRANDE, '77,
brand new tires, needs minor
work, -runs, $300.
GMC SIERRA S15 '89. Good
trans. engine blown, eicel-
lenI body $.500 or nesi orter.
NISSAN PU XE '95- edtcab. 6
cyl asking $2500
(863)261 -2729 -
JEEPCHEROKEE, 90, 4 wheel
drive, needs wor. $500 or
best ofter (863)697-1810
BOX VAN TRAIL MOBILE,
48Ft. Good tires. New brake
job. Road Worthy $2250.
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers.
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.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CASE N0.2006 CA 231
DAN B. DYER, LINDA S. DYER,
his wife, and LOUIS C. EDER,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Dan B. Dyer
Linda S.Dyer nue
9113 North GrantAvenue
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet and confirm title of Plaintiff in
and to land located In Okeechobee
County, Florida, more particuladrly de-
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South
1/2 ofthe. South 1/2 of Tract 7, Sec-
ton 25, Township 34 South, Range 35.
East; according to the plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da aka Lot N.) (hereinafter referred to
as "the Property").
has been flied against you- and LOUIS C.
EDER. and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on ROBERT R SUMMERS, ES-
QUIRE, Plaintiffs attorney, whose ad-
Sdress is 2400 S.E. Federal Highway,
4th Fl Roar, Stuart, Florida 34994.on or
before October 19, 2006, but not less
than 28 nor more than 60 days after
the firsint publication of the notice, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs'atomey or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you forthe relief demanded In
Dated this t4th day of September, 2006.
-CLERK OF COURT
1626'iN 92 2810',5 12106
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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006-CC-265
JUDGE: SHIRLEY M. BRENNAN
One (1) brown neglected horse.
AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING
(Amended from 10/06/06 at :30)
TO: CHRIS CARTER
353 Loft Grade Road
Venus, FL 33960 (regular mall)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Friday, October 27, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. or as soon
thereafter as counsel can be heard the undersigned will bring on to be heard
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY'S PETITION FOR DISPOSITION OF ONE(1) NEGLECTED
HORSE pursuant to Section 828.073, Florida Statutes, before the Honorable Shir-
ley M. Brennan, at the Okeechobee County JudicialCenter, 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
Courtroom D, Okeechobee, lodda.
PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been furnished
by U.S. regular mail delivery to the above-named persons) on this 26th of Sep-
.Law Office of
CASSEL & McCALL
By. LAURA ANN McCALL
la. Bar No.:389749
400 N.W. 2nd Street
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
S (863) 763-3131
if you are a person with a dlsabiity who needs any accommodation In order to par-
tcipate In thisproceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact Dee Jens, at 312 N.W. 3rd Str, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972, telephone (863) 763-2131, within 2 working days of your
receipt of this Notice of Hearing; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
165229 ON 10/5,12t06
The Okeechobee County School Board will meet in Executive Session on Monday,
October 16, 2006, at 8:30 a.m. In the office of the Superintendent, 700 S.W. 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee. The meeting is between the Board, (heir attorney and ne-
gotialor in preparation for contract negotiations with teacher and classified em-
ployee bargaining units.
At 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2006, the School Board wil enter contract ne-
gotiatons with the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604. The nego-.
tting sessions are open to the public and will be held in Room 303 of the Schoo
Board Adrmilnistraon Building at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D
Superindtendent of Schools
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Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972on October 27, 2006, at
9:00 A.M: Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.780for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and mn
2000 Daewood Legaiza
1989 Ford Mustang
1904 GMC Sonoma
1991 Che, Camaro
Terms of sale ate cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
rit of final bid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NAL! O REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles will be sold in 'As Is'
condition with no guarantee's.
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LEGAL NOTICE ;
A public auction wi be held at BMJ Taow
inj, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee,Florida 34974
on Friday the 27th day of October
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 far unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, odel
1988 Red Buitk Ceanury
1996 Green ChrterLHS
2003 Green Maida MPV
2005 Blue & White Yamaha YZB5
1994 Green Mercuy Sable
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the dght of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said autoro-
biles will be sold in 'AS IS" with no
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Juvenile Justice Board tomeet
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., %\ill 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-
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 Amrerica- Red Cross will hold an infant and child CPR class on
Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.mn. 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, callVal Marone (863) 462-0040.
Hospital to host dinner, discussion program
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will present their new general
surgeon Dr. Luis Rosas at the Dine with the Doctor dinner and discussion
from 5 until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24. For reservations, call (863)
Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program enti-
tled 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
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 wif be Cyn-
thia Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Correction office,
and Rosalind Brown from Planned Parenthood-Faith Initiative
Update. Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring new books,
puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy children in Qkee-
chobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's House for distribution at
Christmas. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby items such
as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats
and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will
be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.
Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners'
chambers of the Roger Poitras Administration Building, 2300 Virginia
Ave., in Fort Pierce. The annual coalition meeting will follow the full
coalition meeting. For information, contact Dorett Williams at (7720
489-8120, ext. 10.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting schedule
and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me Go" by
Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad The Life of
Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope Joan" by
Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the library
board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
OHS band sponsors band festival
The Okeechobee High School Band is hosting the FBA Marching
Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the OHS Football Stadium, 2800
U.S. 441 N. Everyone is invited. The first band will perform around
3:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
Thrivent planning Oktoberfest event
Thrivent will hold their 16th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct.
28, at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane.
Tickets are $5 each for the meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked
beans, German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Dinners
will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call (863)
Churches sponsor FallFest
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
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, dubs 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.
Methodist Women sponsoring bazaar
The First United. Methodist Women of Okeechobee will hold their
annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4,from 8 until 1 p.m. in the Fellowship pi'
Hall at 200 N.W Second St. in Okeechobee. There will be a variety of
crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods, white elephant items and
a silent auction. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects, local and abroad.
For information, contact CynthiaYoder at (863) 357-2103.
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 SL, 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
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 I 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 4p.m. at Saint Helen's Catholic Church, South
room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., in Vero, Beach. Volunteers are trained to
represent the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected children
in court. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
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INTHECIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
BETTY L CASANOVA, ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTY L. CASANOVA, TERESA
HOOPER aka TRESA HOOPER, ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERESA HOOPER
aka TRESAHOOPER, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order or Rnal Judgment entered In this
cause In the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Rodda, described as:
All of the property located at NE 104th Court, In th City/Townilllage of OKEECHO-
BEE, County of Okeechobee, State of FL, In which the Borrower has an owner-
ship, leasehold or other legal Interest This property is more particularly described
on the schedule tied Additional Property Dscdption" which Is attached hereto
at Exhibit A. Together with a security interest n at certain 2000 76 x 28 Ann
mobile home, serial numbers FLFL170A29104AV21 and FLFL170829104AV21.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION (LOTB B)
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeachobee County, Florida, being described as Lot 88, a spot-in-the-sun, Unit II,
an unrecorded subdivision, as shown on a survey by Leon H. Wilts, RLS Florida
Certificate No. 1358, dated March 22, 1972, and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
Commence at the Northwest comer of said Section 15; thence bear S 8959'32' E,
along the North line of said Section 15, for a distance of 2204.81 fet to the inter-
section with the West boundary line of said a-spot-in-the-sun subdivision, Unit
No. II; thence bear S 0032'15 E, along said West boundary fine, for a distance of
2090.35 feet to a point; thence bear S7602'52 E for a distance of 183.85 feet to
the Northwest comer of the North dright-of-way, marking the end of the right-of-
way of N.E. 104th Court thence bear N8927'456 E along said North right-of-way
line of N.E. 104th Court, for a distance of 75.00 feet to the poltrd-of-begloninq;
thence continue N 8927'45, E, aloig said diht-of-way line, for a distance of
75.00 feet to the Northeast corner of said North right-of-way, thence bear N
2833'580 E for a distance of 186.95 feet to the intersection with the Westerldy
d8ht-of-way line of N.E. 103rd Avenue; thence bear N 03*49'24" W along said
Westerly riht-of-way line, for a distance of 8.00 feet to a point; thence bear S
8610 36" W for a distance of 294.16' to a point; thence bear S 4013'41E. for a
distance of 200.75 feet to the polnt-of-beginning. Containing 0:70 acres, more or
less, and being subject to any and all easements, restrictions, reservations and/or
rights-of-way of record, If any.
and commonly known as:
1001 NE 104th Court,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
at public sale, to th highest and t bidder, for cash, e Jury AssemblyRoom
located. on the 2nd, flour of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NE 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:0 AM on November 2,2006.
DATED: September 29,2006
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
As Clerk of the Cort
By: Christe Chapman
In accordance with the Americans With Disablties Act, persons with disbilties
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration at telephone number (863) 763-7631, not later th an seven
(7) day priorto the proceeding. If eating impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, via
da Relay Service.
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