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Vol. 97 No. 286 Friday, October 13, 2006 504 Plus tax
County passes emergency ordinance
where sex offenders
can live in the county
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County broke
new ground Thursday, Oct. 12,
that may lead to legal challenges.
Following a morning of emo-
tional and pointed questions by
residents of Dixie Ranch Acres the
ers passed an
emergency : .
ordinance by a -
4-1 vote in their
afternoon ses- .--- .1
with residency John
offenders in the county. Commis-
sioner Ray Domer was the lone
The emergency ordinance
states "it is unlawful for any sexu-
al offender to reside in the same
dwelling unit or within separate
dwelling units on a single lot or
within the same duplex or multi-
family dwelling with another sex-
Exceptions are made for mar-
ried sexual offenders and those
residing in some type of rehabili-
Violations would invoke a fine
of not more than $500 or up to 60
days jail, or both.
.1 The ordinance deals with legal
occupancy of a structure. County
attorney John Cassels questioned
whether the current sexual
offenders living on N.W. 81st
Court in Dixie Ranch Acres are in
violation of zoning laws. There is
also another group of registered
offenders living. on S.E. 63rd
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May said there are now three
registered offenders living in the
home on N.W. 81st Court that is
being rented by Matthew 25 Min-
istries in Lake Worth. County
records indicate that WJ. Fillmore
of Jupiter is the registered owner
of the home. Matthew 25 Min-
istries. director Reverend Richard
Witherow is the registered owner
of the modular home and mobile
home on S.E. 63rd Ave., where
there are currently four registered
offenders living in the home and
two in mobile home.
Matthew 25 Ministries is an
after-care treatment program that
offers counseling and other pro-
grams to registered offenders.
Offenders. taking part in the pro-
gram pay a "program fee" of $145
per week, per person.
This fee, said Rev. Witherow in
an earlier interview with the
Okeechobee News, pays for utili-
ties and some groceries.
The emergency ordinance
now makes it unlawful for a land-
lord to rent a dwelling to sexual
offenders that is within 2,500 feet
See Ordinance Page 2
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There will be music and
dancing, great food, fine, art, for
auction plus a dance contest
and the naming of Mr. Boots
and Ms. Pearl for Best Character
Dress on Friday, Oct. 13 begin-
ning at 7 p.m. at the KOA Con-
vention Center, 4376 S. 441.
Many local restaurants will pro-
vide dinner and The Chase will
provide the music. Tickets may
be purchased at Eli's Western
Wear, Okeechobee Livestock
Market and Gilbert Chevrolet
for $50 per person. Proceeds
benefit Hospice of
Pumpkins for the annual
Pumpkin Patch for Kids are
arriving at First United
Methodist Church on Saturday,
Oct. 14. For information call
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County prisoners: Cleaned over 30 streets this week
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Okeechobee News,'Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office has begun its new work squad which was
approved by the county commission for the 2006-07 fiscal year. The crew of county jail
inmates will be cleaning the streets within the city and surrounding areas in the coun-
ty. They-began their cleaning-on-Northeast Seventh Avenuet ,
Prisoners help to clean county
By Eric Kopp
Local residents will start to
see a cleaner Okeechobee
County, thanks to the com-
bined efforts of the county,
officials at the county jail and a
handful of men clad in white
jumpsuits and reflective green
Ronnie White, Okeechobee
County Jail administrator, said
Thursday that four prisoners
from the county jail will be
spending their days picking up
trash and garbage along city
and county roads. '
He said the program, which
began Monday, Oct. 9, was
recently approved by Sheriff
Paul May as well as the Okee-
chobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners and went
into effect this week.
"Every county commission-
er thought it was a good idea,"
said Mr. White. "They (the
prisoners) have cleaned 30-
plus streets this week so far."
Mr. White said the crew will
not clean state highways since
See Clean-Page 2
By Eric Kopp
Even though Wednesday's
arrest of a Belle Glade man
rivaled DNA cases seen on the
TV mega-hit "CSI," it took con-,
siderably longer than 60 min-
utes to solve the case. In fact, it
took over two years.
S Nathaniel Lee Jackscon, Jr.,
22, was finally arrested Oct. 11I
by Okeechobee County Sher-
Siff's Office Deput, Sarn
SThomas on' an Okeechobee
County warrant that charged
him with three counts of bur-
glary of a: conveyance, three
counts of third-degree grand
$200 or less.
who lists his'
as az Iruck Nathaniel
drier, w\as Jackson
ihe Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond o $4-7,.00 ;
"He probah ll, ,hJght he
got .iay scol-lree," said OCSO'
See DNA-Page 2
Detention Deputy-John Fisher (left), Lt. John Cain (mid-
dle), and Jail Administrator-Ronnie White (right) are out
with the new inmate work crew from the Okeechobee
County jail house. They will be bringing the crew through-
out the city and surrounding areas in the county to clean
up the streets. They began in the northeast section of
town on Northeast Seventh Avenue.
By Chauna Aguilar
Florida Community Health
Center (FCHC) will be partici-
pating in a program which
alters routine prenatal care by'
placing pregnant women in
groups for obstetric care
through the Centering Preg-
nancy Program. This program
involves pregnant women
who do not have insurance or
qualify for Medicaid access to
free prenatal care. The partici-
pants are required to enroll in
Healthy Start Care Coordina-
tion and attend: eleven group
meetings with their obstetric
.Healthy Start Program is
voluntary and available to all
Florida residents. Eligibility is
based on a screening score,
not a financial factor. Services
which Healthy Start may pro-
vide in your area are: born to
read, breastfeeding education
and support, car seat safety,
care coordination, childbirth
education, infant care, nutri-
See Education Page 2
Local teachers to participate
in 3-day, 60-mile, cancer walk
By Loma Jablonski
Two local elementary school
teachers will take part in the
Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile,
three-day walk to benefit the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation that will take place
in Tampa beginning on today
and continuing through Sun-
day, Oct. 15. This event is part of
a national event to raise aware-
ness in local communities and
to generate funds for breast
cancer research, education and
community outreach pro-
Michelle Pritchard and
Rachel Jones, teachers at Cen-
tral Elementary School, have
been training for the past five
months. During the week they
walk 6-7 miles at a crisp 4 miles
per hour. On weekends they
increase the distance they walk
in preparation for the October
event. Both women have fami-
lies and still find the time to
train for this event.
The Tampa Bay Breast Can-
cer 3-day will begin with open-
ing ceremonies taking place at
Sand Key Park in Clearwater at
7:30 a.m. today. The closing cer-
emonies will take place in St.
Petersburg on Sunday at 5:30
In order to be a part of the
walk, each participant were
required to raise $2,200 in
donations and cover their own
expenses. Both women have
already met the monetary
Their goal is to walk 60-miles
over the three-day event. All
walkers will camp every night
at a different location along the
event route where medical
teams and volunteers will have
the camp sites ready for them.
Each night there will be enter-
tainment at each camp to help
relax the walkers and enable
them to bond with each other.
Mrs. Pritchard and Mrs.
Jones are serious about this
undertaking. In addition to their
physical training, they attended
an EXPO in July to learn how to
set up camp and what to pack.
They also had their feet fitted for
the proper shoes. They attend-
ed workshops in blister repair
and hydration. They also met a
great many cancer survivors
who were also going to walk.
The Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation was found-
ed in 1982 by Nancy Goodman
Brinker in memory of her sister,
See Walk -Page 2
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Learning about firefighting
Students at Everglades Elementary School, wearing fire
chief hats they made, listen to Lieutenant Glen Hodges
(left), of the City of Okeechobee Fire Department
explain the firefighting gear being donned by firefighter
Jason Richards (right). The demonstration was part of
Fire Safety Week activities held at the school on
Wednesday, Oct. 11. Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue,
the Division of Forestry and the State Fire Marshal's
office also put on demonstrations.
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Detective M.D. Faulkner. "Out of
millions of people, we got lucky
and got a hit two years later."
According to Detective
Faulkner, there were a series of
home and car burglaries in the
southwest section of Okee-
chobee in 2004. In a March 5,
'2004, car burglary a small
amount of blood was found in
the car and collected by use of
OCSO Evidence Technician
Kathleen Watson submitted the
swabs to the Indian River Crime
Lab in Fort Pierce for forensic
biology examination. The swabs
gave positive chemical reactions
indicating the presence of blood.
The detective went on to say a
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tion counseling, parent educa-
tion, tobacco dedication, and
The Centering Pregnancy Pro-
gram will extend this education
model to better educate the
This program was started
nationally and currently runs in
33 states and in Canada. The
Centering Pregnancy Program is
an extension of a model Sharon
Schindler Rising, MSN, CMN,
FACNM, a Yale University School
of Nursing graduate, developed
at the University of Minnesota.
The Centering Pregnancy Pro-
gram has three care compo-
nents: Assessment, Education
Assessment involves the
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the Florida Department of Trans-
portation has their own crews.
Also, this group of workers is not
to be confused with those who
serve on the judicial work pro-
gram. That group of workers is
made up of those who have
been convicted of a crime but
are serving their sentences on
He said this group can be
seen picking up trash at Lock 7,
Henry Creek and along the
Kissimmee River on weekends
"instead of spending the week-
end in jail."
To be eligible for the new
work program, prisoners must:
be sentenced to the county jail;
cleared by the jail's medical
staff; have no violent crimes
against a person in their criminal
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of a school, childcare facility, park
or playground or bus stop. Viola-
tion of this provision of the ordi-
nance carries a fine of $250 or 30
days jail, or both.
"I'm not sure his lease gives
him the right to operate a busi-
ness" said Mr. Cassels concerning
The ordinance, which went
into effect Oct. 12, makes it
unlawful for any convicted sex
offender to live within 2,500 feet
of any school, childcare facility,
park or playground or bus stop.
The previously minimum dis-
tance has been 1,000 feet.
During the morning session,
Linda Wilson of Dixie Ranch
Acres led off a long line of area
residents who voiced their opin-
ions. The commission chambers
were packed with people stand-
ing in the aisles. The crowd was
often noisy and applauded many
of the speakers. They were
instructed at least once by the
bailiff to come up to the front,
identify themselves and speak
one at a time in an orderly man-
"We don't understand why
these people are allowed to stay,"
She claimed a boarding house
and treatment facility was operat-
ing in a residential areas.
"We feel like they are in viola-
tion of rules and regulations
"We've never had one. This data base of criminal
offenders is going to be a good tool for law
Detective M.D. Faulkner
DNA test was done, and the DNA
profile was entered into the
Combined DNA Index System
(CODIS) to search for a match
on a data base.
CODIS, said Detective Faulkner,
contains information such as
DNA- on convicted criminals.
A search of the Florida con-
victed offender DNA database
resulted in a match with a con-
victed offender sample that corre-
sponded to Jackson's.
It was unclear on what
charges Jackson had been previ-
women to take action in assess-
ing their own health and their
baby's health by actively doing
their own weight and blood
pressure recordings on their
charts. The women will still have
individual time to share prob-
lems and concerns and to evalu-
ate the health status of the baby.
After the initial prenatal nurs-
ing/medical evaluation, the
women would not have to re-
enter an exam room until 38-40
weeks gestation permitting no
medical problems develop.
The women would be able to
hear the heartbeat of their baby
within the group session as well.
Educating the women is a top
concern for the program by
including tppics such as nutri-
tion, exercise, relaxation, child-
birth preparation, pregnancy
problems,infant'care and feed-
ing, postpartum issues, commu-
nication and self-esteem, com-
history; and, pass a drug test.
They also must attend a program
that teaches them how to do
their work, and operate equip-
"As a condition of this pro-
gram, they will be drug tested
periodically," said Mr. White.
He went on to say those sen-
tenced prisoners working in the
program could be convicted of
either a felony or a misde-
Sentenced prisoners are
those who have been through
the court system and have been
sentenced to the county jail for a
period of one year or less. Those
receiving sentences over one
year are sent to prison.
Mr. White said the prisoners
are checked out of the county jail
at 7:30 a.m. and are returned to
the jail at 4 p.m. They also return
to jail for lunch, "which is their
main meal," he added.
already in effect," she asserted.
Commission chairman John
Abney advised her that commis-
sioners were working on the mat-
ter and they were not taking it
Mr. Abney noted that a public
hearing would be held in two
weeks as required by law.
"We are moving as expedi-
tiously as we can," asserted.
Mr. Cassels presented a draft of
the resolution but it was noted
that two public meetings would
be required before adoption of
One speaker who identified
herself as a correctional officer
expressed fear that sexual offend-
ers living in the area might be a
threat to her. She said that for the
.first time she felt the need to sleep
with a gun under her pillow.
"This is a serious issue, Mr.
Cassels said. "Unfortunately, it
can't be done overnight. Every-
one has rights."
One resident complained of
being a prisoner in her own
Mr. Cassels stated that he had
prepared a rough draft of the ordi-
nance and that it dealt with land
development regulations (LDRs).
He said the state statue that cov-
ers LDRs stated that ordinances
concerning them are not emer-
Mr. Cassels promised to pres-
ent an emergency ordinance
Thursday afternoon in which he
would carve out the LDR issues.
"Everyone needs to keep as
Detective Faulkner said anoth-
er DNA test will now be done to
confirm the results from the origi-
nal DNA test.
The detective said as far as he
knew, this was the first such
OCSO case that had been solved
"We've never had one," he
said. "This data base of criminal
offenders is going to be a good
tool for law enforcement."
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Eric Kopp may be reached at
fort measures, sexuality, abuse
issues, and parenting. This edu-
cation process will occur in a
discussion format with work-
sheets to provide information
and spark discussions.
Support is provided to the
women allowing them to build
trust among the members since
the program begins early in
pregnancy and continues
through the early postpartum
period. Women and/or couples
can become invested in each
other and build community as a
result of the interaction within
the group setting.
The groups are facilitated
where the women themselves
serve as "experts" and their
shared knowledge evolves into, a
collective wisdom. This leqdsto
increased support and
decreased feelings of isolation
for the women.
The prenatal care will be pro'-
"Seven days a week we have
had someone that's been sent
out to pick up trash in Okee-
chobee County," said Mr. White.
The prisoners receive gain
time at a rate of one day for
every three they work.
While working, the prisoners
are supervised by Detention
Deputy John Fisher, who drives
them around in a new Ford F-250
pickup truck purchased for use
in the program.
"Deputy Fisher volunteered to
run the program if we could get
it through," said Mr. White.
Besides the new truck, a
dump trailer was also pur-
chased. When the trailer is filled
with trash it is taken to the Okee-
chobee County landfill and
dumped. Mr. White said the
dumping fees are paid by the
Monday, Oct. 16, the prison-
ers will be sent to help clean up
calm as possible," Mr. Cassels
Sheriff May pledged to
increase patrols in Dixie Ranch
Acres so much it would be safer
than any other community in the
"When we fix it we want it
right," stated Commissioner Clif
Developer Mike Brooks com-
plained of the economic effects of
a group home in Dixie Ranch
Aces and the affect it would have
on real estate sales.
Mr. Cassels noted that the
more conservative the approach
to an ordinance regulating sexual
offender the less likely it is to be
He said the county was on rel-
atively safe ground in increasing
the distance a sexual offender
may live from places where chil-
dren congregate. Dade County
and other counties have passed
such laws which have withstood
The most aggressive
approach, he said, was to forbid
two sexual offenders from living
He said he was concerned
with the protection and safety of
the sexual offender, as well as the
safety and protection of the chil-
"The public certainly felt there
was an emergency," Mr. Cassels
said in introducing his emergency
ordinance in the afternoon.
Even though the emergency
ordinance was passed, commis-
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Susan Goodman Komen, who
died from breast cancer at 36-
The foundation has become
an international organization with
75,000 volunteers throughout the
world. It has awarded more than
$144 million in grants for breast
cancer research projects. It is the
largest private founder of breast
cancer research in the world. ";
In 2001 the "Worth Magazine"
named the Komen Foundation as
one of America's 100 best chari-
"We would love to have a few
more Okeechobee women or
men to join us when we do it
again next fall," stated Mrs.
vided at the FCHC, located at 308
NW 5th Ave at no charge provid-
ed the participant completes the
required components with the
Healthy Start and the Centering
Pregnancy Sessions. FCHC deliv-
ers babies at St. Lucie Medical:
Center in Port St. Lucie.
For additional information
regarding the Centering Preg-
nancy Program please contact
the project coordinator Michelle
Morgan, LPN at 863-763-7481 or
for Healthy Start information
contact Leah Suarez, BA at 863-
763-1951. You may also go to
for additional information
regarding the sessions and other
areas where this program has
been successful. .... ,.
bee suc ,essful., Postyouropinions
in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Chau
naAguilar may be reached at
at the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center on S.R. 70 East and,
in the future, may be called upon
to do even more.
"In time, I can see where they
could be called on to do some
mowing," said Mr. White.
He added that these work
programs are only a part of the
efforts being made to help pris-
oners of the county jail.
"We have a GED program
through the Indian River Com-
munity College (IRCC)," he said,
"and the public defender's office
will be starting a re-entry pro-
gram that will teach job skills,
training on filling out employ-
ment applications and life
The county jail is currently
called home by 287 prisoners.
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sioners still intend on conducting
two public hearings before adopt-
ing the original ordinance drafted
by Mr. Cassels.
Mr. Cassels declined to specu-
late on how the emergency ordi-
nance would hold up in court.
"We are dealing with some-
one who has a mission," he said
of Rev. Witherow. "He is as pas-
sionate as the people here this
Commissioner Domer said
after the meeting that he was con-
cerned about the citizen's safety,
but was also concerned about the
county's approach to the prob-
lem and feared a potential law-
suit. He believed the matter
required more time and thought.
He feared that if the county
were challenged and lost a law-
suit on the emergency ordinance
it would weaken the county's
position on the other ordinance.
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Annual holiday craft fair planned
FORT PIERCE The third annual Buckler's Holiday Craft Fair will be
held Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at the St. Lucie County Fair-
grounds, 15601 Midway Rd.
Admission is $4 per person, and one admission is good for both
days. Children under 12 will be admitted free and parking will also be
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories, hand-
crafted furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewelry, needle-
work, candles, wearable art, ceramics and more.
For show or exhibitor information, call June at (386) 860-0092, ext.
Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and But-
terfly Haven, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, will hold an open house on Sat-
urday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those who
wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S.'Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program (GRH)
designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy families
and individuals in buying existing or building new homes in rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obliga-
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 Develop-
ment, visit its website at www.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.
U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
.OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Auxil-
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions. :.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, adminis-
tration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and rescue.
For information, call (863) 763-0165.
The Okeechobee News, Friday, October 13, 2006
Everglades Elementary students are keeping busy
Ms. Snyder's class enjoyed cel-
ebrating the Letter P. The boys
and girls wore their pajamas, ate
,popcorn and painted pink pigs
with purple polka dots!
Mrs. Wright's class had a nice
time eating pancakes with Mrs.
Claypool's class. We all wore
pajamas. We have started pattern-
ing in Math. Our sight word place-
mats have gone home. We have
learned five sight words already.
Mrs. Noonan and Mrs. Rose
Ferrell's children made "personal
pepperoni pizzas" for the letter P.
Mrs. Rose helped each child put
sauce, pepperoni and cheese on
biscuit dough and everyone
enjoyed them. We made peanut
butter. and jelly sandwiches to
practice steps in a process.
Mrs. Moore's class enjoyed
learning about the Letters Tt and
Pp and we celebrated by bringing
Teddy Bears and wearing paja-
mas. We are making matching
games for these letters, too. Par-
ents, please remember to review
letters, sounds, and words we
have been learning. Use letter/pic-
ture cards and placemats for this.
Mrs. Claypool's class made
homemade bread. Mrs. Smith
came and showed us the process
using her bread machine. We lis-
tened and smelled the bread all
Submitted to the Okeechobee News,EES
Everglades Elementary School would like to thank Okee-
chobee School Board member, Kelly Owens for verifying the
Student Council election results and for making sure each
student received an "I voted" sticker. A special thank you to
all the poll workers for helping make the year's election run
day long. Finally we got to taste it
with peanut butter and jelly.
Thank you Mrs. Smith!
In Mrs. Smith class they read a
great story about two kids who
made bread, peanut butter, and
jelly from scratch and created a
giant PB and J sandwich. Our
class was inspired by the story
and became bakers ourselves. On
Monday, Oct. 2 we made home-
made sweet bread. Our class was
excited as the bread cooked in the
bread machine. It was so much
fun waiting three hours to eat it!
After the bread cooled, we made
the best PB & J sandwiches!,
Mrs. Hawk's class is studying
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Everglades outstanding students
Everglades announce the students chosen for the week of Oct 9-13. The following stu-
dents are achieving excellence in the classroom: Kindergarten students are, Ariel Girar-
di, Noe Diaz-Talavera Janiyah Epps, Nayeli Urbino-Romero, and La'dora Taylor. First
grade students are Riveca Alvarez, Ricky Courson, Alexandra Jacobo, Destiney Deese,
Annabella Ulysse, and John Nelson. Second grade students are, Joel Contreras, Nolyn
Claypool, Vaness'a Safewright, Daniel Romero, Cheyenne Vinson,' and Erin Grace. Third
graders are, Christian Grammer, Faith Wilson, Tiffany Marshall, Dylan Ferneau, Marco
Gonzales-Garcia, Ali Schneider, and Shannon Mayes. Fourth grade students are, Mitchell
Barlow, and Rachel Hawthorne. Fifth grade students are, William Holliday, Nichole Kick-
lighter, and Austin Shatzer. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.
the letters "Nn" and "Dd". We
made Noodle Necklaces and
Newspaper Name! The kids also
enjoyed learning all about Dazzle
the Dinosaur and Decorating a
Dozen Doughnuts with colored
glue and sprinkles! We are cur-
rently working on our numbers
and simple addition facts in Math.
In Science, we are learning all
about nocturnal animals and cre-
ating a few ourselves!
On Tuesday, Oct. 17 first grade
students will perform at the PTO
meeting in the Everglades
Cafeteria at 7 p.m.
We ask that
wear their Ever-
In first grade the
students become real readers and
writers. Here are a few things you
can do at home with your child to
help in the areas of reading and
writing. Listen to your child read
books from schoolior read to your
child at home. Talk about what
you and your child have read
together. Ask questions like who,
what, where, when why and
how. Play word -games like
rhyming or blending sounds to
make words. Practice reading
vocabulary and spelling words.
Encourage your child to write let-,
ters, notes, list, or stories.
Mrs. Brady's class is learning
how to add/subtract with
regrouping. Our caterpillars have
hatched and we are enjoying
watching then' We. are looking
forward to writing, Halloween
: Mrs. Campbell's class is having
a good time with the 100 Book.
Challenge. We are reading many
interesting books. The new sci-
ence books have great experi-
ments. It's furi to be a scientist!
Ask us about the three forms of
Mrs. Kirby class is working
very hard on the 100 Book Chal-
lenge. We're working toward
completely filling our chart with
stars. We love listening to the
book "How to Eat Fried Worms."
We can't wait to see what hap:
Mr. Wright's classics working
on subtraction in math. We are
Looking Iforard to the annual
Hallo\\een parade. The class has
finished reading "Helping Out" in
Reading class. We are happy to be
helping each other out.
Ms. Hunt's class has already
started algebra in second grade!
Everyday we have problems with
missing numbers and we need to
figure out the correct number to
make the problem right. As we
read "How to Eat Fried Worms",
we're talking about other silly
bets we've made before!
Explorers, Families, and Trade.
The Pilgrims coming to America!
What do they all have in common
history? Ms. Stokes' class is learn-
ing all about early discoverers of
Did you know Christopher
Columbus was .on his way to the
East Indies to bring back spices
when he discovered the New
World? Also, that Juan Ponce de
Leon was the first man from
Spain to explore our state, Flori-
da. These are just a few of early
explorers we have been learning
about. Congratulations to our Stu-
dent of the Week, Perla Orozco.
Mrs. Davis's Fourth grade class
has joined, the Trick or Treat com-
mittee of the Frank N.. Stein Candy
Factory. They are inventing their
own candies that they hope will
take the nation by storm. Their
candy must be one that kids will
love, parents will buy and every-
one will give away at Halloween.
Look for their creations at the
next PTO meeting on Oct. 17th.
Mrs. Washington's class
enjoys the readability of the new
science book. It's as if the author
is' talking directly to us. We
recently completed an Insta-lab
entitled "Pla ring the Glasses."'
We explored making sounds by.
tapping on three beakers filled
with various amounts of water.
We investigated further by creat-
ing nursery rhyme tunes on the
beakers. Did you kno%% that
adding water to the beakers
make'a sound with, a higher
pitch? Stay tuned to our future
Miss Kosinski's homeroom
has been working hard of FCAT
Strand C, geometry. We success-
fully mastered 90 per cent of the
geometry skills: Now we are
entering the world of measure-
ment. My students loved the idea
of going to a drive-thru and
ordering a quart of soda. Did you
know a quart is 32 ounces? I will
keep you informed of how that
adventure played out. Finally, my
reading class is engrossed in the
novel "The Ouisders" by S.E.
Hinton. it's a story of heroics,
friendship, and th'e sense of
belonging. My students have
taken on the character roles
through their reading. I can't
believe how wonderful the read--
ings have become. The students
have really learned to understand
the characters as well as visualize
the stories within their mind.
Finally, we would like to thank
the Okeechobee City Fire Depart-
ment for lending us a fire suit for
our Hero Tribute during the PTO
on Sept. 26 and a special thanks
to Eric Mujere for loaning us his
law enforcement shirt for the
presentation. Thankyou again!
Mr. Bonasera's and Mrs. Enri-
co's classes are enjoying the
book "How to Eat Fried Worms."
The students are looking for-
ward to the fun activities that go
with the story.
Miss May's class is working
hard on learning new sight
words. We are reading "Jack and
Rick" in our reading book. Our
Student of the Week is Arnoldb
The race is on. Everglades Ele-
mentary has started "The 100
Book Challenge." Each class has
eight leveled book baskets with
30 books in each level. When the
child reads for 15 minutes they
log in one step on their reading
log. At every 20 steps (five hours
of reading) they will receive a
small prize. So parents'take the
challenge and listen to your child
read for 15 30 minutes each
We are also starting our
school wide read aloud, "How to
Eat Fried Worms" by Thomas
Rockwell. These boys "bite off
more than they can chew!"
Please share in this adventure
and have your child tell you
about the events in this exciting
Everglades Student Council
officers are elected by the student
body and must be willing to
spend time serving the school.
The key to good student govern-
ment is that our newly elected
officers are representing and act-
ing on behalf fall fellow students
here at Everglades and they meet
the required responsibilities, role
and qualifications in academics,
citizenship and leadership.
Everglades Elementary School
sponsor, Mrs. Hollin, would like to
congratulate all the Student Coun-
cil representatives and newly
Everglades Student, Crouncil
;and Staff w would ikg,, to. th4pk
Gwen Chandler and her election
staff for hosting this year's elec-
tions. Thank you to Patty Coyne
and Regina Hamrick for their help
in student check in and assisting
with voting instruction.
'Dale "Pops" Maguire,
Dale "Pops" Maguire, age 64,
-of Okeechobee beloved husband
and father passed away Oct. 10,
2006, at his home in Okeechobee.
Mr. Maguire is survived by his
wife, Vera Maguire; one daughter,
Sissy (Chuck) Moore; two sons,
Darrell (Faye) and 'Mike (Wendy)
Maguire; one grandson, RJ
Moore; and one granddaughter,
Kasey Maguire all of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be from 3 until 6
p.m. Saturday, Oct, 14, 2006c at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel..
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box
1548, Okeechobee FL
34973.Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
Donald W Shoffstall
Donald W Shoffstall, age 82,; of
Okeechobee died Oct. 10, 2006,
in Okeechobee. Mr. Shoffstall was
born Sept. 14, 1924, in Kossuth,
Ohio to Raymond and Belva
Shoffstall. He was a farmer having
come to Okeechobee from
Sebring in 1997. Mr. Shoffstall
proudly served our country in the
U.S. Army during WWII. He was a
rnember of the VFW in Okee-
chobee and American Legion in
Mr. Shoffstall was preceded in
death by his wife, Mildred Shoff-
stall in 1979.
He is survived by his three
daughters, Cherie McIntyre of
Wapakoneta, Ohio, Deborah Hale
of St. Mary's, Ga. and Mary Lou
Eisert of Wapakoneta, Ohio; son,
Steven Shoffstall of Wapakoneta,
Ohio; seven grandchildren; nine
great grandchildren; two great
great grandchildren; and sister,
Louella Rostorfer of Wapakoneta,
The family will hold memori-
al services in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory. 205 N.E. Second Street,
Paula W Baldi
Paula W. Baldi, age 74, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 7, 2006, at
the Hamrick Home Hospice
House. She was born June 17,
1932, in Malden, Mass. and had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for 15 years. She was involved
with Hospice before her illness as
a Hospice office worker. She
enjoyed crocheting and doing
crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Wendy A. Gould (Thomas)
Foxon of Reading, Mass; grand-
children, Kerri Foxon (Gary) Gan-
non of North Reading, Mass.,
Scott Foxon and Tom Foxon, both
of Reading, Mass.; and a great-
grandson, Jake Gannon of North
Reading, Mass. She is also sur-
vived by her brother, David A.
Cameron of Malden, Mass.; and a
beloved friend, Connie Jones of
The family has decided to hold
a private service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in
Mrs. Baldi's memory may be
made to the Save the Manatee
Club, 500 N. Maitland Ave., Malt-
land, FL. 32751 (www.savethem-
anatee.org) or to the American
Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718,
Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.
All arrangements are under the
direction of the Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory.
Nova Marie Shanholtz-Lotz,
age 82, of Okeechobee, formerly
of Cumberland, Md. went to be
with her Lord
Oct. 9, 2006, at
the Western '
Scared Heart - *A
was formerly Nova Marie
employed by Shanholtz-Lotz
land Blouse Company, the Alle-
gany County Board of Education,
and while living in Okeechobee,
was the office manager for Dr.
Douglas Chiropractic Center. She
was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee and the
Order of the Eastern Star McKin-
ley Chapter 12.
Born May 6, 1924, in Cumber-
land, Md., she was the daughter
of the late.Leonard Anton Knoche
and Laura Aurelia (DeVault)
Knoche-Engle. Mrs. Lotz was also
preceded in death by her first hus-
band, James. F. Shanholtz; her
second husband, John F. Lotz,
and her sister, Betty Joan Knoche.
Mrs. Lotz is survived by her
daughter, Sharon (Earl) Wilson of
Fort Ashby, W. Va.; her brothers,
Leonard (Sara Kay) Knoche of
Okeechobee, David (Debbie)
Knoche of Short Gap, W. Va. and
Douglas (Mary) Knoche of Chan-
tilly, Va.; her grandchildren, Kristin
(Max) White of New Creek, W.
Va. and Jason Wilson of Fort
Ashby, W. Va.; her special sister-
in-law, Eleanor Knoche, Cumber-
land, Md.; her nephew, James
(Tina) Knoche; and her nieces,
Debbie (Mike) Flynn, Korrine
McCutcheon, Starla Whetzel and
A funeral service will be con-
ducted at the Adams Family
Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St.,
Cumberland, Md. on Friday, Oct.
13, 2006 at 11 a.m. with her
nephew, Pastor James Knoche,
Interment will be in Sunset
Memorial Park, Bedford Road,
A memorial service will be
held in Okeechobee' at a later
Alma P Foltz
Alma P. Foltz, age 78, of Okee-
chobee, died after a brief illness at
Raulerson Hospital on Oct. 6,
2006. Shewas born Dec. 10,1927,
in Slippery Rock, Pa. She graduat-
ed from Sharon High School in
1946. Mrs. Foltz was a homemak-
er and a member of Oakview
Baptist Church. She believed in
the power of prayer and was very
active teaching and studying the
Mrs. Foltz was preceded in
death by her parents, Robert C.
and Bertha E. Campbell; one son,
David Foltz; one sister and five
She is survived by husband,
Robert J. Foltz; daughters, Joyce
A. (Robert) Seymour of Girard,
Ohio, Diane L. (Daniel) Ost of
Masury, Ohio and Cindy L. Fer-
ence of Seattle, Wash.; son, John
P. (Meirel) Foltz of Sharon, Pa.; sis-
ter, Rosella M. Harrison of Her-
mitage, Pa.; brother, Glenn W
(Hilda) Campbell of Sharon, Pa.;
seven grandchildren and three
A memorial service will be
held at a later date in the Ancient
Oaks Club House with Reverent
Charles Rice, Pastor of Oakview
Baptist Church officiating. Friends
may send condolences by e-mail
Memorial contributions may
be made in Mrs. Foltz's name to
the building fund of Oakview
All arrangements are under the
direction of the John Flynn Funer-
al Home and Crematory, Inc.,
2630 East State Street, Hermitage,
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SHAME: Shame on the county commissioners who knew about
the intent of Matthew 25 Ministries to open a PACT Center in Fort
Drum. That was the red flag and should have prompted the com-
missioners to pass an ordinance that restricted residency for sex
offenders in Okeechobee County. If the county commissioners had
done what they were elected to do, the residents of Dixie Ranch
would not have been presented with this problem. What problem?
Group homes for convicted sex offenders in residential neighbor-
-hoods. Commissioners are chosen in partisan elections by voters
from the districts in which they live.
CONCERNS: There are concerns about sex offenders that are
branded for dating under-aged girls. This is not the case with the sex
offenders that reside on N.W. 81st Court. One was convicted of
engaging in sexual activities with boys under the age of 13 and the
other a 9-year old girl. Neither lived in Okeechobee County they
came from Manatee and Brevard counties. There are 19 children
under the age of 13 that live on 81st Court. This is the danger our
children are exposed to. Kudos for their efforts to get rehabilitated
- if there is such a thing. But, they'll have to get treatment some-
where else -- not in Dixie Ranch.
SWIMMING POOLS: I have noticed some swimming pools going
in aroundmy area and was surprised to see one has not been
fenced or enclosed. It is filled with water so I guess it is finished. I
thought it was a law that you have to put a child-proof fence or an
enclosure with a door that locks around any swimming pool. I
know when I had a house with a pool we had to fence the pool. Can
anyone tell me what the law is on that in Okeechobee?
Editor's Note: We contacted the Okeechobee County Building
Department and were told that there is a state law that requires
homeowners and contractors to choose one of the required safety
features from a list of safety measures. If there is no fence around
the pool, it must have an approved pool cover. Homeowners must
also have some sort of an alarm system that sounds an alert when
someone enters the pool area from the house. For more informa-
tion, contact the building department at (863) 763-5548. You can
also go by the department at 499 N. W Fifth Ave. to pick up a list of
required safety features from which you can select the safety fea-
ture that best fits your needs.
SPEEDING: The posted speed limit signs are a joke. I try to stay
within the speed limit but sometimes it's next to impossible when
these 18-wheelers are trying to polish your license plate with their
front bumper, or when you have your left turn blinker on trying to
make a turn and no one will let you into the inside lane to make
your turn therefore you must speed up to whatever everyone else is
doing to get in that lane. I have a solution to this problem. If every
law enforcement vehicle would travel the speed limit, unless on an
emergency, and give everyone a citation that passes them I think
the accidents would diminish remarkably and 'driving would defi-
nitely be more pleasant.
TEEN PREGNANCY: I grew up in this town and have had friends
who were pregnant as teens. So I feel my opinion is a good one. It
doesn't seem fair to attack teens for this. If you ask any one of them,
they would tell you it just happens. It's rnor W pae rt's faultl; they
just never thought it would happen to them. Most of them do not
have a concept-of what-it takb- to raise a child before il happens. I
haven't known any teen mom asking for a handout. In my opinion
people should think about the way these kids feel. People in this
town should start helping them understand it could happen to
them. Since when is' helping someone considered to be expected?
They don't expect anything. Of all teen parents I know, they have all
raised their children not the grandparents.. Secondly send your
care package without prejudice to a family in a third world country.
NUCLEAR: If our president is as smart as his father says he is,
why can't he pronounce the word "nuclear" instead of what he
says? If he would just look at how it is spelled, he could pronounce
SOCCER: I do not believe the news on the TV because of the way
parents fight over the kids' soccer game. This Saturday's games we
had in front of North Elementary I couldn't believe the things par-
ents were telling their kids to say to the other teams, calling them
names and things like that. These parents need to get over that. This
is a game for kids, not grown ups.
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Letter to the Editor
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that sell advertising space either
on local maps or magnets with
They state that they are doing
these projects for the Okee-
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When I received the maps they
were of such poor quality no
streets were identified that I
complained to the sheriff's office.
They did not authorize them.
As for the magnets, they called
me three times this year because
the sheriff's office needed addi-
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Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting.at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-
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. Any-'
one interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all about.
For Information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge'Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
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) 467-6657. .
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For infor-
mation, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863)
634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include:
AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs;, personal issues; domestic violence; absti-
nence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and pre-
vention 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 meetfrom 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 SI.
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.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the.group. For information br to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold'
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head .Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mis-
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Sen. Alexander plans town hall meeting
State Senator J.D. Alexander will conduct a town hall meet-
ing for Okeechobee County on Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 until
7:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98
North. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public com-
ments or issues of concern on a state level from the citizens in
Okeechobee County. Sen. Alexander encourages citizens with
concerns to take this opportunity to attend. For information,
contact Patty Harrison at (863) 298-7666 or Larry Ford at (863)
386-6016 or call 1-800-444-9747.
I thought three times in one year
was excessive. They did not
authorize this either.
I just received a call from them
today stating they were doing
another run and wanted me to
buy advertising space. Since the
sheriff's office is investigating
their misuse and misrepresenta-
tion of the sheriff's office, I urge
you to not participate in either
I have lost money by being
naive in my support of our local
Save your money and if you
have any question as to the
authenticity of their claim, call the
sheriff's office immediately.
Editor's Note: The Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
can be reached by calling (863)
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. Pro-
ceeds will go to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides
against Breast Cancer.
Chamber will resume gun classes
The Gun Handling and Safety Class will resume Thursday, Oct.
12, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. The class
will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, to
go to the shooting range. For information; call the Chamber office at
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the
Hamrick Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce at
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 showwill be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Stacy Mali-
nowski, program director, The Mustard Seed Ministries of Fort Pierce.
The topic of the show will be the FEMA trailer 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
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 Cancer Walk-a-Thon.,
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, and
Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is
payable by check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or
have AARP insurance to be eligible for the class. Check with your
auto insurance agent for your three-year discount after you have
received your certificate from the class. Contact Mrs. D.J. Bryan at
(863) 763-0351 for information.
Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D.,
will sponsor free prostate cancer screeni;gg;pn Saturday, Oct. 14,
from 8 a.m. until hnoon, at 301 'NE. 19th DrKive. A continental break-
fastwill be served. Call (863) 357-0039 for an appointment. -
Community Choir begins rehearsals
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will begin its rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Canta-
ta on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3 until 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the
weekend before Christmas, Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be
able to match pitch and read music somewhat. The rehearsals are
fast-paced and loads of fun. Winter residents are always welcome.
For information, call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-7714.
4-H plans fundraising barbecue
The Okeechobee County 4-H annual fundraiser barbecue
lunch/dinner will be held at the Freshman Campus, 610 S.W Second
Ave., on Monday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Delivery is avail-
able from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The meal includes sliced barbecue
pork, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, cookie and a cold drink for a dona-
tion of $6. Eat in, take out or call for delivery. Call (863) 763-6469 in
advance; or, (863) 634-3326 or (863) 634-3327 on the day of the event.
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Traffic school open for business Glades County Yur itisCl Aa
By Nena Bolan Arrest R. ---- A t Report
SDecial to Okeechobee News iS U U M K
MOORE HAVEN A traffic
school has opened for business in
the city, and already more that two
dozen students have enrolled.
Currently, it is the only traffic
school in the Glades region.
Luis Calvo runs the All Traffic
School, which provides a variety
of driver training courses, for
those convicted of moving viola-
First time offenders are offered
a 4 hour basic class. There is also
an 8 hour intermediate class, and
a 12 hour advanced class.
If a driver is given a ticket and
elects to take a class, then the fine
is reduced by 10 percent. Other
benefits of traffic ticket classes
include not having points show up
on your record, and also, insur-
ance premiums will not go up.
Despite the popular belief that
driving school is only required if
you are ticketed, the school
offers classes that can benefit
There are two types of defen-
sive driving classes which benefit
the safe driver. For adults over age
55, there is a class that will reduce
insurance rates by ten percent for
up to three years. For drivers ages
18 to 54 who have good driving
records, there is a class that will
reduce insurance between one
and 10 percent.
Classes for more serious
offenses are offered too. There is a,
By Nena Bolan
Special to the Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN Glades
County residents were invited to an
open house at the Doyle Conner
Building on Monday, Oct. 2. It was
hosted by Florida Power & Light
(FP&L) experts who informed resi-
dents about the proposed Glades
Community members are inter-
ested in the 1,600 jobs that the proj-
ect could generate. Just the same,*
they are also concerned about the
health and environmental impact
on the sub-tropical landscape.
Charts, maps and enlarged pho-
tos were on display. Experts were
there to answer questions and lis-
ten to comments. Visitors were
escorted past the displays and
explanations were given on emis-
sions, Water usage, trangInission
power line routes, construction
and traffic. .. ..
Beverly Emerich, a resident,
gathered information from the dis-
plays and experts.
"Water is my main concern,
and power lines," she said.
Power plant turbines and elec-
trical generators will need large vol-
umes of % after for a cooling s' stem
and steam evaporation. Illustrated
posters depicted water sources and
usage. Sometimes water will be
used from canals and storm water
collection. A consistent water sup-
plywill come from a 3,000 footwell
that taps Florida's aquifer system.
Enlarged photos of Glades and
Hendry counties had several, pro-
posed routes for transmission lines.
The fifth annual Glades Coun-
ty Cook-off to benefit Project
Graduation, the Moore Haven
.Scholarship fund, and Main
Street Moore Haven is slated for
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, in Perry
12 hour course for drivers who
have had their license suspended
and want it reinstated. Drivers
who need a hardship license can
also take this course.
Sometimes repeat traffic
offenders, or drivers who have
been in an accident must take
court ordered classes such as Traf-
fic Collision Avoidance and Habit-
ual Traffic Offender.
New drivers may take a Florida
Learner Permit prep course, a
practice driver's exam and a drug
and alcohol class. The new driver
receives a certificate which is pre-
sented before taking the official
Florida driver's license exam.
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Mr. Calvo is pleased to offer this
service to Glades, Hendry, Okee-
chobee, western Palm Beach, and
southern Highlands counties.
Classes are offered in English,
Spanish and Creole. He is also 'an
instructor as well as his colleague,
In addition, driving lessons will
be available at the school within,
six to 12 months.
All Florida Traffic Schools is
located at 629 Hwy U.S. 27 in
Moore Haven. Mr. Calvo and Ms.
Exantus can be reached at 946-
3339, or at www.AllFloridaTraffic
Schdols.org. Online courses are
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the Semi-
nole Police Department (SPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Edward Griffin, 45, Sarasota,
was arrested Sept. 23 by Deputy
Robert Davis on charges of driving
under the influence and posses-
sion of marijuana under 20
grams. His bond was set at
Delbert Mathis, 56, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 24 by
Detective Don Salo on a charge of
aggravated child abuse. He was
later released on his own recogni-
Lance Mullins, 51, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 25 by
Deputy Jason Griner on a charge
of grand theft. He was later
released on his own recogni-
Jose Espinosa, 23, LaBelle,
was arrested Sept. 27 by Deputy
Don Crosswell on a charge of
aggravated battery on a pregnant
person. His bond was set at
"o Arthur Tait; 48, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 28 by
Deputy Joe Sapuppo on a charge
of possession of cocaine. He was
released on his own recogni-
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.
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Florida Power & Light (FP&L) experts inform residents about
the proposed Glades Power Park to be located in Glades
County. Glades County Manager Wendell Taylor attended the
informative open house.
An environmental consultant
pointed out that input from local
property owners and government
will be sought in order to select the
.- Maps of 'the construction site
showed the location off .S.R. 78,
northwest of Moore Haven and
south of Lakeport. The 5,00i0 acre
property begins approximately one
mile west of S.R. 78. The main
entrance road and secondary road
are shown ohn the map, but more
study is needed before traffic routes
Graphs on air emissions illus-
trated controls for elements
released into the air, including C02
There will be first, second and
third place trophies awarded to
winners. The entry fee is $100
For more information, con-
tact Brian Bechtold at (863) 946-
0400 or, Kevin Bryant at (863)
and mercury. Charts showed rising
fuels costs and the need for a
diverse fuel supply.
. The FP&L representatives were
receptive to serious questions and
promised to correspond with resi-
dents and provide them with more
detailed explanations. By 7. 15 P.M.,
89 visitors had walked through the
open house and gathered informa-
tion folders, and exchanged busi-
Charles Morningstar is a local
resident who toured the open
house. He gave an affirmative nod
and said, "I am pleased to see this
come to Glades County."
The Glades VFD will also be
cooking and selling barbeque rib
and chicken dinners from 10:30
a.m. until 4 p.m., with all pro-
ceeds to go to the Moore Haven
Volunteer Fire Dept. It should be
a fun day in the park. Contact
Chief John Biggs at: (863) 946-
2169 to place early orders.
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OTHER AREA NEWS
The Okeechobee News, Friday, October 13,2006
The Okeechobee News, Friday, October 13, 2006
Submitted photos/Darlene Bass
Jessica Ziglar brought home the Girls All Around champi- '" "LL"fl: "",:::
onship after competing in three separate events at the two- Chasey Bass finished in first place in saddle bronc competition
day rodeo in Branford. Ziglar is a member of the Okeechobee during both days of the two-day rodeo at Branford, enabling
High School rodeo team. him to win the saddle bronc championship at Branford.
OHS rodeo team earns two championships
Jessica Ziglar and Chasey Bass
brought home two champi-
onships last weekend after com-
peting in a two-day rodeo in Bran-
ford. Ziglar took the Girls All
Around for the weekend with
Bass winning the saddle bronc
Okeechobee High School's
rodeo team traveled to Branford,
located about 50 miles south of
the Georgia state line, to compete
in a two-day rodeo held on Oct. 7
and 8. This rodeo counted as two
separate rodeos. The Okee-
chobee team did well earning
several points, as well as the two
championships, in the following
Breakaway: During Sunday's
competition, Jessica Ziglar picked
up fifth place and tied for eighth
place in the average for the week-
Barrel Racing: On Saturday
Jessica Ziglar picked up second
place and on Sunday she picked
up fifth place, putting her in sec-
ond place in the average for the
Pole Bending: Jessica Ziglar
picked up fourth place on Satur-
day and third place on Sunday
tying her for second place in the
average for the weekend. Bre-
anne Lee picked up ninth place
on Sunday putting her thirteenth
in the average for the weekend.
Bareback: Jacoby Johns
picked up second place on Sun-
day tying him for second in the
average for the weekend.
Saddle Bronc: Chasey Bass
picked up first place on Saturday
and Sunday, winning the average
for the weekend.
Bull Riding: On Sunday, Newt
Mattson was in a three-way tie for
first place and tied for fifth in the
average. Logan Coker tied for
eighth and ninth place on Sunday
putting him in eleventh position
for the average.
Calf Roping: Nick Mazzilli
received fifth place on Sunday,
placing him seventh in the aver-
age for the weekend.
This year the team has a very
busy schedule and a lot of travel-
ing to do. Whenever you can,
come out and support these
The team's schedule for this
year is Nov. 3, 4 & 5-Perry, Ga.
(Southeastern Showdown with
six states); Dec. 2 & 3-Hilliard;
Jan. 6, 2007-Davie (tentative);
Jan. 27, 2007-Okeechobee; Feb.
2, 3 & 4, 2007-Pensacola (Tri-state
with Alabama, Tennessee, Missis-
sippi and Florida); Feb. 16, 17 &
18, 2007-Jacksonville (Tri-state
with Georgia, Alabama, South
Carolina and Florida); Feb. 23 &
24, 2007-Ocala; March 10 & 11,
2007-Pierson; March 24 & 25,
2007-Lakeland; April 7, 2007-
Green Cove Springs; April 21 &
22, 2007-Live Oak; April 28 & 29,
2007-Williston and June 7-10,
2007-State Finals at Silver Spurs
Arena in Kissimmee.
For information contact Dar-
lene Bass at (863) 634-5815.
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Pop Warner Jr. Pee Wee team
Pop Warner Chobee Little Brahmans Jr. Pee Wee team is having a great season with an
undefeated with a record of 6-0. They have three regular season games remaining until
the playoffs begin on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and only four teams will advance to the play-
offs. The team members are: (back row, left to right) Chris Kicklighter, David Jones, Jeff
Davis, head coach, James Shockley, Marvin Newkirk, Adrian Minondo; (middle row, left
to right), Ricky Harris, Anthony Thomas, Marcus Hathaway, Sidauis Whitaker, Donny
Sheldon, Cornelius Merriweather, Tanoris Jones, Jackson Davis, Zachary Aguilar, Jordan
Jewell; and, (front row, left to right) Adrian Minondo Jr., Travis Kicklighter, Lane Rhuda,
Lavonte Spivey, Ricardo Garza, Todd Lanning, Brandon Shockley, Devion Wigfall, Sime-
on Washington, and Brendan Barcia.
tourney to take place
A memorial golf tournament
to benefit the Joyce Hacker
Scholarship Fund will take place
on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club,
U.S. Hwy. 441 N. The shotgun
start will take place at 8:30 a.m.
There will be a four person team
scramble (team draw) or pick
your own team. The cost is $45
per person which includes golf,
lunch and prizes. Prizes will be
paid in both divisions for first,
fifth and ninth places according
to number of players in each divi-
sion. 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 tournament. This is a
first time tourney that will hope-
fully turn into an annual event.
All monies raised will be
matched by State of Florida. For
information, contact the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club at
(863) 763-6228 or Connie Lanier
at (863) 801-5600 or Ben Burde-
shaw at (863) 763-5389.
Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club on Oct. 21 to help send
Taekwondo students to national
competition. Last year's tourna-
ment helped send 34 students to
the Southeastern National Tour-
nament in March, 2006 and all
came home with trophies. This
year's Nationals will be held in
Houston, Texas in March, 2007.
The golf tournament will have an
8 a.m. shotgun start. It is a four-
person scramble. The entry fee is
$50 per person which includes 18
holes of golf and lunch following
the competition. There will be
prizes for first, second and last
place. There will also be prizes for
the longest drive and closest to
the pin. Call the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club at (863) 763-
6228; Russ Adams at (863) 357-
0404 or Sunni Adams at (863)
697-0499. They are also accepting
individual hole sponsors. The fee
is $100 per hole.
Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-
lins Open Bass Tournament to
benefit "Our House", a non-profit
program serving children and
their families, will take place on
Sunday, Oct. 29, at the public boat
ramp in Clewiston. Entry fee is
$120 per two person team, and
includes big fish pot. Entries are
accepted by mail or at the Anglers
Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28 from
1 until 5 p.m. For information con-
tact Jim Pollock at (954) 695-6035
or Tim Celesti at (954) 254-2612.
OHS golf team
Anyone interested in joining the
Okeechobee High School boys or
girls' golf team should pick up a
physical form at the high school
office or at Quality T's as soon as
In order to participate, a current
physical must be on record with
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
The Pop Warner football pro-
gram is still accepting new players.
If your child would like to play,
contact co-presidents James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482 or
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
The registration fee is $75.
In order to register you must
have a copy of your child's last
report card, a current year physical
from your doctor and a copy of the
child's birth certificate.
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Bronson launches new forestry initiative
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced a new pub-
lic awareness initiative, "Your For-
est. Managed." This initiative
teams landowners across the
state with their county forester to
ensure the future health of Flori-
da's forests. This is the most com-
prehensive outreach in the
Department's Division of
Forestry's 79-year history and will
significantly influence the shap-
ing of Florida's privately owned
forests for decades to come.
With Florida's population
expected to exceed 18 million by
2020, preparing privately owned
forest lands to accommodate an
upcoming record growth rate is at
the core of the initiative. Currently
the state loses 1,200 acres of forest
land per week with development
expected to grow by 40 percent
during this time. In addition, large
acreages of land formerly owned
by one individual are being broken
up into smaller parcels and sold to
multiple owners. This changing of
hands is introducing new forest
land owners who may not have
the information necessary to prop-
erly manage their property. The
increase in number and variety of
landowners has required foresters
to develop innovative ways to
communicate with a changing
and diverse group of people.
"Your Forest. Managed." is
designed to help Florida's coun-
ty foresters connect with the
landowners in the districts they
serve. The centerpiece of the
campaign has been named,
"OAK" which stands for Out-
reach Action Kit. OAK consists of
a comprehensive landowners'
manual, brochures, promotion-
al items, displays and an interac-
tive website, all of which are
available in English and Spanish.
These tools are expected to help
forest landowners make sound
decisions when it comes to their
"At the heart of this initiative is a
desire to assist Florida's forest land
owners by providing sound coun-
sel on how they can best manage
their land to meet their individual
needs," Bronson said. "New
landowners need to know that the
beautiful land they just bought
won't stay that way on its own.
We can help."
Forests cover almost half of
Florida's total land area more
than 16 million acres and are
an important economic engine in
this state. Private landowners own
more than half of that total land
and produce over half of Florida's
raw timber supply. As the state's
top agribusiness, the forest indus-
try has a total economic impact of
$16.5 billion. Impacts on tourism
and recreation generate about $6
billion and exports. outside the
sate represent 50 percent of total
The Division of Forestry has 45
county foresters in 15 districts.
Their job is to help private non-
industrial landowners with 10
acres or more develop land man-
agement plans and execute prop-
er management practices. To
locate a forester in your county
Florida's forests provide the
environment with clean air and
help reduce air pollution and pro-
vide habitat for wildlife and a
diverse plant population. In addi-
tion, forestlands are critical to
purifying our state's water supply,
providing a water filtering system
that affects the drinking water of
90 percent of Florida's population.
Proper forest land management is
critical to maintaining this lifeline
to the state.
The Department's Division of
Forestry is committed to protecting
Florida and its people from the
dangers of wild land fire and man-
age the forest resources through a
stewardship ethic to assure they
are available for future generations.
Learn more about this important
initiative at http://www.yourforest
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 13,
through Thursday, Oct. 19, 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 "Grudge 2"(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
at2,4:15, 7and9 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-
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids in Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a
dedicated to the care, treatment
and prevention of child abuse and
neglect. They have locations in
Broward and Palm Beach coun-
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal, encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call 8i631 763-4630.
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for. a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours, are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth
to eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler,
18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed; however, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details, call. (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be.a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
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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.
AFRICAN GRAY PARROT,
gray w/red tail feathers, Oak
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Sunday night. Please call
CAT, Male, 4 years old,
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Sat., Oct. 14th, 7am to??
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Job Training 227
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1646 Hwy. 441 North
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Applications are now
being accepted at:
"107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
The Seminole Tribe has opening
for a Bus Driver. High School
diploma or GED equivalent.
School bus driving exp. (+).
Valid FL CDL Class B License
"P" endorsement w/good driving
record. Fax resume to:
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
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 drivers
license. Pay based on experience, with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477
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.
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
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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
Sto complete an application: .---
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled:
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
(M/F/V/D) DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
SALES & MARKETING
position for tele-
communications mfg. co.
Must be self motivated and
sales producer. 4 year "
degree or equiv. exp. Books,
and computer skills req'd.
Base salary, commission and
benefits. Fax resume to
863-357-0006 or e-mail to
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs.- if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
With good credit to assist in
financing homes that need
restored and land for
development. Please call
Bernie at (541)232-1708,
or mail me at:
No Experience necessary,
Just Good Credit.
How do you find a Job In
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 5698
Princes and princesses of all
ages will love this do-it-your-
self castle doll house. The
project features a working
drawbridge, realistic battle-
ments and bright pennants. It
measures 36 in. tall by 30 in.
wide by 20 in. deep.
Castle Doll House plan
(No. 794)... $7.95
Victorian Doll House plan
(No. 671)... $9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, 15241 Stagg St.,
Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glasswre, Etc. 560
Draps, Linens I Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
To t Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C UNIT- 2 ton, Brand new,
AIR CONDS (2) window units,
19K BTU, 220V & 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
ill Time 0 2JO5
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
P/T, 20 hrs.'k.
Provide linkages, referrals and support, to
program participants in OC. Bachelor's
degree, knowledge of community
resources and computer skills
preferred. Fax resume/cover letter to
772-462-2044 attn: Re-entry Program.
REFRIGERATOR- GE, With ice
maker. Like new. $250.
STOVE- Ligni oa.e, Self clean-
ing. Gooo condition $75.
UPRIGHT FREEZER almond
color, 28'w x 25" aeepX34"
in Labelle. ,.
WASHER &. DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
$100 for both.
WOOLEY SHED, 18x12, carpet
inside, asking $2500.
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-
.Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
HATS, Stetson. $25
HOMECOMING DRESS, Size
3-4, black & white. $78
HOMECOMING DRESS, Size
3-4, navy blue. $50.
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,
,STAMP ALBUM, 22k gold
replicas of United States
stamps, each are 1st issued.
SWORDS, KNIVES, DAGGER
& more, approx 71 items,
3/4 new in box. $225. for all.
Or best offer 863-467-5052
TRAIN SET, LGB 100th Anni-
versary, '83 & '84 cars, exc.
cond., boxes, track & extras.
$950 neg. (863)763-0266
COMPAQ PENTIUM 4-
Complete, keyboard, mouse,
educational program, $250
LAPTOP Dell Inspiron 3500,
Pentium II, 386 mhz proces-
sor, 128 mb ram, $150.
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv, msg.,
PILLOWS (4) & AFGAN, deco-
rative green. $15 for all..
BED- Queen si:e. Win r, ead-
board. Like new 1.200
BEDS (2) TWin: Complete, Off
White w/2 Mirrored Dresser,
High Boy Dresser & 2-End ta-
bles. $1000. (863)517-1942
BOX SPRINGS & MATTRESS-
Good condition. $100.
BOYS BUNK BED- white, met-
al,' mattresses, 2 set of lin-
ens $200 (863)467-4449
COUCH & LOVESEAT bam-
boo, no tears in material,
faded from sun, $50.
COUCH- 2pc w/table in mid-
dle, light pastel colors, good
condition $100 or best offer
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
4'tx5'w, w/built in speakers,
glass doors, $100.
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
Sounds clipd, $50/will divide.
Call Ross, 863-983-8661.
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.
$40. 863-634-3931 Okee
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.
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
Mare Quarter horse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1450. Will
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 Lc New
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hod-
zontal shaft, asking $150
HYDROSTATIC MOWER 36"
walk behind wNelke instant
reivers, w'irckina Rurins
ireal 1.1200 954-581-8328
JOHN DEERE 110 TRACTOR
'65, original running strong,
Kohler motor, a true classic'
for show. $800. 227-6066
JOHN DEERE LAWN TRAC-
TOR Hydrostatic 48" liquid
cuooie. Kjwad;' eng new
ban $11200 95-1.581-8328 .
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
CHICKENS (12), 136 tor ill, or
bei : ,ili, will n eparail
SADDLE, 16", custom made,
brown leather w/silver trim,
w/bridle, blanket & stand,
g g RENT
Business Places 910
Farm Property .
House. Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
COUNTRY COTTAGE Private
dock. 1br, 1ba, Furn'd. in-
cludes Util & Dish TV. No pets.
$750. mo.. (863)467-1950
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
Villa, 2br/2ba, $850 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env., no pets, lawn maint., 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750
11th St, $850/mo 1st &
Sec, Call (863)634-7722
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boatdock. 2br, 1 ba, $1100
+ util. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!
BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft, rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
Hwy. 70 East, 2br, 1ba on 1
acre, all apple. incl., just re-
modeled, c/a & heat, no
pets, $750 mo. + 1st, last &
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
tulbs j~ ring $600.
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
des, $200 (863)763-4961
CLEVELAND KING 613 ALTO
SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918
PIANO- older upright, bench,
beautiful finish, plays well,
$550, You move & tune
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
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
BOSTON TERRIER- AKC with
papers. Male, 9-10 wks old.
DACHSHUNDS PUPPIES, AKC
males, 8 wks. old, black & tan,
w/health certificates. $500
each. (863)467-7288 aft. 5pm
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, blk/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, $500 each
RABBIT, with cage. $5
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
NICE 2,000 S.E. Exec. Office
space avail. Nov.1. 107 S.W.
17th St. Suite B. (1) space
avail. Yr. Lease+, call for info
NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
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.
CLEWISTON, 3/2 CBS CA/H,
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
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
Carol County. 16+ acres.
Small white vinyl, red roof &
shutters. 3 Bedroom, Living
Rm., Kitchen, Remodeled
Bath, LaundryRm. Front
porch w/swing.Back door
patio. Central Heat & Air.
Shop & Tractor.Shed.
Paveal Drve. Rua3 Inrilntage.
Gently Rolling Pasture -
8 mls. from town & hospital.
110 miles from Nashville &
140 from Memphis.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BHR W/F 3/2 Doublewide
$750 mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
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 $
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
BASS MASTER, 10', w/trolling
motor, fish finder, live wells,
lights, Must Sell! $500 or
best offer. (863)467-4004
Bayliner Capri, '87, 14 ft.,
galv. trir., 50hp Force mtr.,
all safety equip., many ex-
tras, $1950. (863)357-4442
BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trlr.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
BOWRIDER 15' '72, hull only,
needs mtr., on trdr. Fair con-
dition. $600 or best offer.
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
RCA 19"-2003 '
Color TV, good cond. $75 or
best offer. 863-635-0079
TELEVISION- Zenith, older
model, off white cabinet,
works well, $25
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
'For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip. trir. & More.
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
XBOX w/1500 games. Every
Nintendo & Super N game
loaded. Great Xmas gift.
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.
BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1250,863-467-7123
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, tennis,
CREEK 3BR/2BA, 2100
S.F., w/dock, $1375/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. & refs. (863)357-0707
TAYLOR CREEK 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F., Lake access
863,670,5967 Lakeland #
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp
Mariner motor & trailer $650
Okeechobee News, Friday, October 13, 2006
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EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',
total 5'3" long, made to use
w/4' overhang camper,
FIBERGLASS BOAT, 17ft., w/
70hp Johnson & trailer,
needs some work. $500 or
best offer. (863)467-5360
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-
fuelVoil 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
WAVE RUNNER- Yamaha, '91,
Low hours, Trailer included.
BOAT MOTOR, 20hp Mercury
jet motor, used on Zodiac or
flat bottom boat, runs good.
CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
lass, for boat or pontoon.
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat,.tank,
oar. $1700 (863)675-0162
HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $500 or best of-
fer. Call Don
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01
clean bike, runs great.
$1500 or best offer.
SCOOTER, Kasea, 50B motor-
ized, by Quingqi, runs good,
can be tagged for road use,
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
blk./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
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
Good condition, $3500.
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
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Foreign Car .4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4060
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-
only made 1 year, $1500 or
best offer (863)261-4517
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '93,
Runs great, cold a/c, very
good condition. $5000 or
best offer. (863)697-3919
DODGE AVENGER '99, Sport,
V6-auto, all pwr, cd player,
c/c, cold a/c, runs great, new
tires. $3500 (863)467-7076
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..
FORD TEMPO '92 cold a/c,
good mpg, $1K or best offer.
FORD THUNDERBIRD '93,
Baby blue, 2 door, a/c,
am/fm, runs good, $1000 or
best offer. (863)673-9081
GRAND PRIX '95- blue, 2dr,
ac, cd player $1800 or best
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
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
SUZUKI SIDEKICK '87- 4wh
dr. 6" lift, 32 Buck Shots,
GOLF CART 4 whi, 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 BRONCO '91 for parts,
running mtr., have traris., ex-
tra running gear. $500/all.
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
HITCH, Weight distributing, w/
2 5/16 balls, equalizer balls,
sway bar & all attachments.
RIMS- BIk & Chrome Spider 4
lug rims, w/205/40/17 Kuh-
mo tires, like new, $300 or
best offer (863)261-2546
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
TIRES/RIMS (4) mud grip,
36" tall, 80% tread, $400.
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits .full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $900 or
best offer. (863)697-9117
TRANSMISSION Auto, for
'97 V6 Chevy S10, $400.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467
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 '96- 4 cyl, 5
spd, AC, good cond., $2500
DODGE DAKOTA SLT 2000
Club Cab, 6 cyl, Leer cap,
New tires, Low mileage. Extra
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 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.
*NISSAN PU XE '95- ext cab, 6
cyl., asking $2500
JEEP CHEROKEE, '90, 4 wheel
drive, needs work, $500 or
best offer. (863)697-1810
BOX VAN TRAIL MOBILE,
48Ft. Good tires. New brake
job. Road Worthy $2250.
TOW DOLLY- with all acces-
sories including elec brake,
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, For Motor-
cycles or'lawn mowers.
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x8'
$400. Call (863)763-1622.'
UTILITY TRAILER, Triple
Crown, 4ft driver on gate. On-
board Diamond tool box. Exc.
Cond. $900. (863)763-6909
DODGE RAM VAN, '92, runs
good, good tires, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-4004
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.
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
I'. ^. [,j I,.,r,, [Tii. Hn-I'n
Courson, Yvonne Demoaret, Ramiro
Garcia, Debra Goforth, Charles R.
Hawes, Dee Lenard, Charles E.
Lowe Jr., Crystal Prescott, Bobbi
Royster, Margaret Ann Smith will be
auctioned to the highest bidder 9:00
am 10/21/06 at East Storage 1350
NE 70th Ave Okeechobee, FL
168556 ON 10/13,20/06
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2006-CA-266
BANK OF AMERICA, FKA BARNETT BANK, N.A.,
HENRY OLIN DEAN JR., et. al.,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: HENRY OLIN DEAN JR.; MAYBELL DEAN,
Last known address: 3262 NW 12th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34972
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against HENRY
OLIN DEAN JR.; MAYBELL DEAN and all parties having or claimingto have any
right, title or interest in the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following de-
Commence at the Northeast Comer of Tract 63, Whispering Pines, according to the
Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida and run South along the East Boundary of said Tract 63 a distance
of 410feet to the RO.B. thence continues South along the East boundary of said
Tract Z3 for a distance of 207.60 feet in the Southeast Comer of said Tract 63,
thence North 44'49'29" West a distance of 141.80 feet to a point thence North a
distance of 150.45 feet to a point thence North 89'5950" East a distance of 100
feet to the RO.B. being also described as Lots 1, 2, and 3 of Triangle Park, an un-
recorded subdivision of Tract 63, Whispering Pines, Okeechobee County, Florida.
Commencing at a point 50 feet south of the Northeast comer of Tract 63 Whispering
Pines, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and bear South 89'59'50 West along the
South boundary of 115 feet to a point thence bear south along a line parallel to
the east boundary of said tract 63, a distance of 250.0 feet to the RO.B. thence
continue South and Parallel to the east boundary of said Tract 63 for a distance of
50 feet thence run South 89'59'50" West parallel to the South Boundary of said
Pine Avenue a distance of 100 feet; thence run North Parallel to the East boundary
of said Tract 63 a distance of 50 feet; thence run North 895950" East a distance
of .100.00 feet to the RO.B. ALSO BEING DESCRIBED as Lot 16 TRIANGLE
PARK, an unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, WHISPERING PINES.
From aoint50feet South ofthe Northeast Comer of Lot 63, WHISPERING PINES,
According to the Plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 25, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, run West along the South Boundary of Pine Avenue
as extended In O.R. Book 101, Page 853, a distance of 115 feet to a point on the
West boundary of a roadway; thence run South along the West boundary of said
roadway and parallel to the East Boundary of thence run West and parallel to the
South Boundary of Pine Avenue Southerly Boundary of said Lot 63 a distance of
138.67 feet run North along the West boundary of said roadway a distance of
144.35 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO DESCRIBED on into 11 and 10 of
TRIANGLE PARK, an unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, WHISPERING PINES,
Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been flied against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, If any, to It, on Susan Yeong J. Kang, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 2901 Strling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either on
or before November 3, 2006.
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you
fortherelief demandedinthe complaint. '
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 2nd day of October, 2006.
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168146 ON 10/13,20/06
Request for Bids
Goods and Services
T,,: .l,:wr,,,i iil;ry Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of
Parts (misc. water main fittings)
Tractor mowing attachment
SHOPE Directional drilling
Detailed bid documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460 i.,i d(.) i- 6 "I4W6
The OUA reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any iormalies in
any bid wherever such rejection or waiver Is determined to be in the best interest
of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974 on or before 3:00 PM on November 7, 2006.
John F Hayford
168382 ON 10/13-19/06
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning BoardltBoard of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, October 19, 200 at 6:00p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible. The meetng will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast
3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The
items of consideration atthis meeting are:
Conduct a Poblic Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Aplication No. 06-012-SSA, Frank Altobello Is the
applicant and property owner. The applicaton is to change the Future Land Use
designaiton from Single Family (SF) to Mult-Family (MF) for properly located be-
tween Southwest 6th and 2nd Strees. Legal description: An unplaedparcel of
land, shown as the Railroad Grounds, lyin whin the Plat of the City of Okeecho-
bee, as recorded n Plat Book 5, Page 5, public Records of Okeec obee County,
Rorda, Section 21 Township 37 South Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, oin-
da, being more partculary described as follows: Commence at the Southwest
corner of that parcel of rand described in OR Book 452 Page 1439, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Floridda and bear South 89 degrees 53 feet 11
inches West along the North right-of-way line of Southwest 6th Street, to the In-
ltersection with the East line of Block 202, City of Okeechobee, a distance of
1010.82 feet; thence bear North 00 degrees 04 feet 58 Inches Wst along the
East line of Block 202, a distance of 547.44 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 00 degrees 04 feet 58 inches, a distance of 547.44 feet to the
Northeast comer of Lot 3, Block 202, City of Okeechobee; thence bear North 89
degrees 54 feet 50 inches East, to the Southeast Comer of that parcel of land de-
scribed in OR.Book 293 Page 257, Public Records of Okeechobee County Flori-
da, a distance of 704.88 feet thence bear North 00 degrees 04 feet'58 inches
West, a distance of 398.57 feet to the Intersection with a curve In the Southerly
right-of-Way of Southwest 2nd Avenue; said curve concaving to the Northwest,
having a radius of 402.71 feet, adeta angle of 11 degrees11 feet 52 Inches and
a long chord bearing North 62 degrees 53 feet 33 inches East, a distance of
78.58 feet; thence along arc of said curve a distance of 78.71 feet; thence bear
South 00 degrees 04 feet 58 Inches East, a distance of 534.67 feet; thence bear
South 89 degrees 54 feet 50 Inches West, a distance of 49.69 feet thence bear
South 00 degrees 06 feet 02 Inches East, a distance of 447.26 feet thence bear
South 89 degrees 53 feet 58 Inches West, a distance of 725.33 feet to the point
of beginning, and is approximately 9.89 acress. The proposed use of he proper-
ty is for Mut-Family dwellings.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoiing Aplication No. 06-010-R. Frank
Altobello IIs the applicant and property owner. The application is to change the
zoning designation from Holding (H)o Residential Multiple Family (RMF) for
property located between Southwest 2d nd d 6th Streets. Legal dscripton: An
unplatted parcel of land, shown as the Railroad Grounds, lying within The Plat of
the City of Okeechobee, as recorded In Plat Book 5, Page Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, Section 21, Township 37, South Range 35 East
Okeechobee County, Florida, being more pariculay described as follows: Com-
mence at the Southwest comer of that parcel of land described in OR'Book 452
Page 1439, Public Records of Okeechobee.Couty, Florida and bear South 89 de-
grees 53 feet 11 inches West.alongthe North right-of-w e of Southwest 6th
street, to the intersection with the East line of Block 202, City of Okeechobee, a
distance of 1010.82 feet thence bear North 00 degrees 04 feet 58 inches West,
along the East lqe.of Block 202, a distance of 547.44 fee, to the point of begin-
ning; thence continue North 00 degrees 04 feet 58 Inches, a dIstahnce of 547.44
feet to the Northeast comer of Lot 3, Block 202, City of Okeechobee; thence bear
North 89 degrees 54 feet 50 Inches East, to the Southeast Comer of that parcel of
land described in OR BQok 293 Page 257, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida, a distance of 704.88 feet; thence bear North'00-degrees 04 feet 58 Inch-
,es West, a distance of 398.57.feet to the intersection wih a curve In the Southerly
:ight-of-Way of Southwest 2nd Avenue; said curve concaving to the Northwest
having a radius of 402.71 feet, a delta angle of'11 degrees.11 feet 52 Inches and
a long chord bearing North 62 degrees 53 feet 33 Inches East, a distance of
78.58 feet; thence along arc of said curve a distance of 78.71 feet, thence bear
South 00 degrees 04 feet 58 Inches East, a distance of 534.67 feet; thence bear
South 89 degrees 54 feet 50 Inches West, a distance of 49.69 feet thence bear
South 00 degrees 06 feet 02 Inches East, a distance of 447.26 feet thence bear
South 89 degrees 53 feet 58 inches West, a distance of 725.33 feet to the point
of beginning, and is approximately 9.89 acress),
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow an enclosed
warehouse and storage within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District (ref.
LDR's Sec. 90-283(4)) submitted by property owner Jo JoJhnHones, dba C & J In-
Ir lEnt,,i pi ,: ,: tl't. ucoerty i ca.: liuA at 1301 North Parrott
A vOue .,'] I iI; tj1,-r, Pri...Tn .vc,',u' Ll.iU Oe- esnDonr Lots 4,5,6 and 26of
BI. o try ui:iir,'.t E m .Piai. u l oon Page.5, Okeechobee,
r. nriiro, l.,.i.iri,,1.-i6 I.i i Min Pennri.No 06-11-SE.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
,,i s., ,,,,r fl.i-i,. which include the Land Development Regulations (LDR=s)
.i,, i ,,,,, ,,nmendation to the City Council for consideration and final
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that f any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spec to any matter considered at this meeting, orhearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings Is made; which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for the Clerk=-s Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later then .two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (ITY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator .
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Community Events .. .
Church of God hosting drama
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present awalk-
through drama entitled "Tribulation House" on Oct. 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30
p.m. For information call (863) 763-4127. This event is not for younger
children. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hospital to host Coffee Klatch
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will host the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce Coffee Klatch at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19. For information, call
Business women's group will meet
Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking group will meet
Friday, Oct. 20,,at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., for net-
working at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. Bring brochures, flyers and
cards. Gifts are welcome. If you would like to participate on our team that
will take part in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides against
Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 a.m. in Flagler Park, call
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold ayard sale on Fri-
day, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Free lecture being offered
Okeechobee County Family Health, Healthy Start Coalition, Inc., will
present a free lecture on Reactive Attachment Disorder on Friday, Oct. 20.
For registration call (863) 462-5877.
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold an infant and child CPR class on Sat-
urday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until noon and a first aid class on Thursday,
Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.
Church to dedicate pipe organ
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W Second
St., will be hosting a dedication of their newly rebuilt pipe organ on Sun-
day, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. The dedication will include a concert by guest
organist Andrew Andela. Mr. Andela is the organist and choir director of
the Church on the Hill in Flushing, N.Y The public is invited.
'77 OHS class members sought
The Class of 1977 is looking for lost classmates. Were you a graduate
of 1977 or know of someone who graduated in 1977? If you haven't been
contacted about our 30-year reunion coming up on Oct. 27-29, please call
Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindy Bennett Hortman at
(863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491. Reservations will
be taken until Oct. 23, 2006.
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Council will celebrate Red Ribbon
Week Oct. 23-31, to help the Okeechobee community stay drug free. For
information, call Val Marone (863) 462-0040.
Hospital 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) 824-
Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program
entitled Lung Disease: When You Must Be Hospitalized on Tuesday,
Oct. 24, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441
North. Individuals and their family and friends with questions on
lung health are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For
information, call (800) 330-5864.
Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday,
Oct. 24, at, 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County
School Board, 700 S.W Second Ave. The guest speaker will be Cynthia
Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Correction office, and
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 Okeechobee. All
items will be given to My Aunt's House for distribution at Christmas.
The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby items such
as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and
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.
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)
Thrivent planning Oktoberfest event
Thrivent will hold their 16th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct.
28, at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane.
Tickets are $5 each for the meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked beans,
German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Dinners will be
served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-5042.
Churches sponsor Fall Fest
First Baptist Church, More 2 Life and Oakview Baptist Church will
be sponsoring Fall Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Flagler Park parks 5 and
6, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be games and candy for children
in a safe environment.
ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking prepaid orders
for our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-brass Christ-
mas ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1. The ornament
includes a numbered certificate and historical information. The cost
of the ornaments is $15 and proceeds will fund the ORE scholarship.
To place an order call: Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton at
(863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at
(863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (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 I p.:min the Fellowship
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 Cynthia Yoder at (863) 357-2103.
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations to
join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in con-
junction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offer-
ing a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween Fes-
tival 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.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, and Satur-
day, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W. 28 St., and Wolff Road
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10. Participants do not have be a
member of AARP'or have AARP auto insurance. Participants should con-
sult their auto insurance agent for their three-year discount after comple-
tion of class. Call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information and
FCHC hosting craft sale
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave., will
hold a craft and rummage sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds
benefit the annual Night with Santa project. Admission for adults is $1.
Admission is free to FCHC patients with an FCHC identification card.
Guardian ad Litem training offered
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteerS from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties on Nov. 6,13,17,.
20 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint Helen's Catholic Church, South
room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., in Vero Beach. Volunteers are trained to
represent the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected children
in court. For information, call (772) 785-5804.. .
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five brass
and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School gymnasi-
um on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a family of four for
only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the OHS Band to
Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee,
Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for Okeechobee school
employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.
Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held Thurs-
day, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov, 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hardcover
books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half price. Pro-
ceeds will be used to augment the DVD collection. The Library is located
at 206 S.W 16th St. For information, call (863) 763-3536.
Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading programs is
open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church Recreation Out-
reach Center, 310 S.W Fifth St., for boys and girls in grades one through
six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.
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.
14 The Okeechobee News, Friday, October 13, 2006
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