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SLC SO sheriff
PORT ST. LUCIE St. Lucie
County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is
appealing to the public for help
in the case of four bodies found
on the southbound shoulder of
Florida's Turnpike south of the .
route, Midway Road.
"If anyone saw the car that
brought the bodies to the Turn-
pike shoulder or the people
who may have done this, I am
asking that people 9-1-1 in St.
Lucie County, or Treasure
Coast Crime Stoppers at (800)
273-TIPS (1-800-273-8477) to
report their information," Sher-
iff Mascara said. "The bodies
were discovered Friday, south
of Midway Road just west of the
St. James Club community."
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to Treasure Coast Crime Stop-
pers without giving their name.
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arrest, the tipster can be eligible
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With Halloween less than
a month away, the Okee-
chobee High School chapter
of the National Honor Society
is planning to take part in the
annual Halloween Carnival
held at Central Elementary.
The festival will include a
hay ride, haunted house, and
games such as a cake walk
and a ping pong toss. There
will also be food, cotton
candy, snow cones and pop-
corn available for purchase.
The festival is scheduled
to take place Oct. 20, from 5
p.m. until 8 p.m.
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Huge earthmoving equipment moves dirt continually each day from this Kissimmee
River spoil bank on October 13 to fill in the canal channel and let the river flow natural-
ly. Note the man, Robert Goolsby, a second generation construction superintendent,
standing between the pieces of machinery on the right side of the photo.
Kissimmnee River project continues
By MaryAnn Morris
The restoration of about
half the Kissimmee River from
a straight canal channel back
to a meandering river that
twists and turns back onto
itself over and over again as it
flows south toward Lake
Okeechobee continues. The
work is a joint state/federal
partnership between South
Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers
(COE). The project involves
the. removal of weirs and
dams, putting the soil that was
piled off to the side when the
river-canal was dug back. This
fills the canal and the water
pushes back into the original
"The restoration study actu-
ally began before the channel-
izing was fully completed,"
said Dennis Duke, Chief, Ever-
glades Restoration Division,
and U.S. Army Crops of Engi-
neers. "Even before comple-
tion, we saw that, first, no
migratory birds came there.
There were no more marshes
for them to rest in. Then the
wading birds left, too."
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David Quinn, head of Quinn Construction, general con-
tractor of this phase of work talks to Daniel Cusick who
writes for "Greenwire" an on-line environmental service.
"The $27 million portion of
the $578 million total restora-
tion that is currently being built
is scheduled to be finished by
October 2007," said Chuck
Wilburn, engineer for the COE.
"The water level in the Upper
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes has
been increased two feet to
reduce the volume of water in
See River Page 2
Lolly Bleu has
her own opinions
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
People who remember the
Great Depression may recall that
to help get the country back to
work, the federal government
adopted an "activist posture"
and sponsored work projects
from dam building to tree plant-
ing to help provide employment
to all manner of workers in the
floundering U.S. economy of the
The Civilian Conservation
Corps planted trees where over
logging had stripped the forests
and built structures and roads in
public parks, like Highlands
Hammock State Park up in
Sebring. Another government
sponsored work project was the
Federal Writer's Project.
The Federal Writer's Project
employed over 10,000 people in
the course of its existence,
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among them two writers that we
know of in the lake area, Mrs.
Robert Eures and Mrs. Texas
Morgan. Both wrote from the
Venus area of Glades County.
Mrs. Morgan interviewed a
woman named Lolly Bleu on
November 28,1938. Many of the
people interviewed for our "Rec-
See Opinions Page 2
These four scarecrows were seen standing atop bales of
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
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collections" series had hard times,
too. But Lolly Bleu is identified as a
Florida "squatter." A squatter is so
called because they neither own
nor rent the land upon which they
live. The interview begins:
"Lolly did not meet me at the
door when I knocked, but in
response to a low, gentle, "Come
in please," I entered the large front
room of the dwelling. She was sit-
ting in a log rocking chair of the
porch typed, holding upon her lap
a child whom she was carefully
feeding. She was neat and clean
and her hair was smoothly
brushed. Her dress was old and
faded, but clean.
"Lolly said that her family came
from.Texas to Florida about 18
years ago. Both she and her hus-
band, "Pa" as she called him, were
born in Texas down on the Gulf
coast. (It says she is 50 years old
and her husband 67.) Lolly had her
opinions about life.
"When talking of city and town
life, Lolly remarked: We like this
live out here. The city is no place
for children. We can manage them
better out here.
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the river during the rainy season
"We have seen the migratory
birds returning, even before the
first section was done," said
Joseph Koebel, Jr., environmen-
tal scientist with SFWMD, and in
a very, very short time, the
restored sections have just the
same plants and wildlife species
that the original parts did. With
the restoration increasing the-
dissolved oxygen in the water,
the bass and bluegill have gone
from 38 percent to 68 percent of
the total fish community.
"There are two trucks hauling
dirt from the spoil bank made
when the channel was dug,"
commented Bill Gaf. "Each truck
holds 18 cubic yards. In this sec-
tion, between 2.5 and 3 million
cubic yards of dirt will be
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This photo of Venus's main street was taken in January, 1939,
just after Lolly Bleu was interviewed. The photographer, Ms.
Wollcott was employed by the Farm Service administration to
photograph rural areas.
"It isn't easy to get the children
to school from out here. They have
to walk about two miles to the
grade where they get the bus, but if
we lived in town they might get in
all kinds of mischief and like as not
get run over by an auto. It isn't so
bad unless it rains. They don't
want to walk to the grade. They
don't mind the little cold we have
here. We do want our children to
be educated then they will be able
to do so much better for them-
"Do you know they teach
cooking' and sewin' in the school at
the village? My girls learned a lot
there. When they go to town to
Fast-moving dump trucks holding 18 cubic yards of material
backfill the canal channel to allow the river to flow back into
the original river bed.
moved. What that means, is that
if all those trucks were parked
end to end, the line would
stretch 830 to 840 miles, which is
roughly the distance from Orlan-
do to Washington, D.C."
high school this winter they can
take a business course and Arlie
can start for training' for a teacher.
School these days is so different
than when I went to school. We
just learned to read and write and
to figure a little and that seemed
about all. But I always did love to
read when I was a girl and my
mother was real well educated.
She taught school for year before
she married. I don't have time to
read much now but I guess I might
take time to read a newspaper if
we could get it out here. Our girls
will stay with a friend of theirs in
town to go to school She isn't
going to charge them board for
she isn't real well and they will
help her with her work. We'll keep
them supplied with vegetables and
I aim to give the lady two of my
"Seems like an education can
do so much for people now-a-
days. We hope all our children
will take one, but we just can't tell
yet. Some will go to school and
some won't and after a certain
age is ain't no use trying' to make
them go. I would like to be able to
go to school myself. It's kind of
like goin' to church. We don't
belong, but we would like for the
children to go."
Out on the most active area of
construction, massive earth
moving equipment ran back and
forth moving loads of dirt with-
"It's a mile from the edge of
the old spoil bank we're remov-
ing to the edge of the canal chan-
nel we're filling," said David
Quinn, of Quinn Construction,
general contractor for this sec-
tion. "On a good day, we'll do
"The upper Kissimmee will
remain a channel as it is for flood
control, although the lake levels
can go up two feet more. There
are, I think about five large
developments of regional
impact in the planning stages up
there, but my understanding is
that as a condition of approval,
these developments will not be
allowed to discharge any water
into the Kissimmee River," said
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inmate work crew from the Okeechobee County jail house. They will be bringing the crew throughout the city and surround-
ing areas in the county to clean up the streets. They began in the northeast section of town on Northeast Seventh Avenue.
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Annual holiday craft fair planned
FORT PIERCE The third annual Buckler's Holiday Craft Fair will
be held Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at the St. Lucie Coun-
ty Fairgrounds, 15601 Midway Rd.
Admission is $4 per person, and one admission is good for both
days. Children under 12 will be admitted free and parking will also
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories,
handcrafted furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewelry,
needlework, candles, wearable art, ceramics and more.
For show or exhibitor information, call June at (386) 860-0092,
ext. 10. ..
Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and
Butterfly Haven, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, will hold an open house
on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until.2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
. finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those
who wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural
Development offers a single family guaranteed rural housing pro-
gram (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
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 atwww.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
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of
men and women who actively support recreational boating safety
and other Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members. could be involved in patrols, communications, admin-
istration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and
For information, call (863) 763-0165.
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NHS will take part in Central Halloween Fest nerw e __ _-
By Victoria Hannon popcorn available for purchase. "The PTO hasn't voted yet," and each ticket will be sold for 50 w z a.C o 01m
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With Halloween less than a
month away, the Okeechobee
High School chapter of the
National Honor Society is plan-
ning to take part in the annual Hal-
loween Carnival held at Central
The festival will include a hay
ride, haunted house, and games
such as a cake walk and a ping
pong toss. There will also be food,
cotton candy, snow cones and
place Oct. 20,
from 5 p.m. .
until 8 p.m. Stu-
dents from .
of the Central Elementary staff will
serve as the primary volunteers,
with members of the PTO helping
All proceeds from the event
will go towards the betterment of
central. neir thinking aoout a
new washer and dryer for the cus-
todians or ceiling fans for the
stage. Not really anything too
In years past, the funds went
towards increasing the technology
available to the students. Last year
the money helped the school to
purchase a new key board lab.
Everything will be based on
tickets that night. Food and games
will cost a set number of tickets
NHS members will be arriving
as soon as they get out of school
to help with the set-up of the festi-
val. They will then be manning
booths for the duration of the
event and helping with the clean-
up after closing for the night.
The National Honor Society is a
high school organization dedicat-
ed to serving the community and
helping its members gain leader-
School Menu ACT registration deadline is Nov. 3
Oct. 16 through
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Cereal and W.W.
Hot dog on a bun
Ham & cheese
Cereal & Cinn.
Fresh fruit, salad
Cereal & cinn.
Fresh fruit, salad
FRIDAY, OCT. 20
Cereal & Cinn.
Yogurt & muffin
cheese or pep-
Fresh fruit, salad
choice of entree
or cereal and
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fat or lowfat
of one entree,
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(vegetable, fruit or
fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced
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Leon Juan Pantoja-Garcia, age
44, died Oct. 10, 2006. Mr. Garcia
was born April 11, 1962 to Anasta-
cio Pantojo Olivares and Teodora
Garcia Tovar. He was an operator
at a mulch company in Okee-
chobee, having come to Okee-
chobee from Mexico in April
2006. He attended Primera Iglesia
Baptista de Okeechobee.
Mr. Patoja-Garcia is survived
by his sister, Ramona (Franciso)
Solorzano of Okeechobee;. and
many family members in' Mexico.
Funeral services will be held,
Monday, Oct. 16, at Bass Funeral
Home during the visitation time
from 5 until 8 p.m. Burial will be
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
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admission exam on Dec. 9, 2006,
the next national test date. The
deadline for postmark or online
registration is Nov. 3. The late regis-
tration deadline is Nov. 16 (an addi-
tional $19 fee is required for late
registration). Students can get reg-
istration materials from their high
school counselor or they can regis-
ter online on ACT's student web-
ACT scores are accepted by vir-
tually all colleges and universities
across the nation, including the Ivy
League. The basic ACT exam
includes four parts: English, read-
ing, mathematics and science. An
optional writing test is also avail-
able. Some colleges require or rec-
ommend a writing score, but many
The basic exam takes three
hours to complete, plus an addi-
tional 30 minutes for those who
opt to take the writing test.
The basic registration fee for the
ACT is $29. An additional $14 fee is
required for students who choose
to take the ACT writing test, bring-
ing the total registration fee to $43
for these students. Free sample
tests are available from school
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Okeechobee Holiday Traditions,
an Okeechobee News Special Section,
will be featuring cherished recipes, craft ideas
and holiday traditions of your friends and
neighbors and we want yours, too!
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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 networking 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 (863)
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
Free lecture being offered
Okeechobee County Family Health, Healthy Start Coalition,
Inc., will present a free lecture on Reactive Attachment Disorder
on Friday, Oct. 20. For registration call (863) 462-5877.
VFW hosting Octoberfest
VFW Post #9528 will celebrate Octoberfest 2006 on Saturday,
Oct. 21, at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge from 1 p.m. until
the food is gone. The meal will be German food by Ursula for a
donation of $7. Tickets are not needed. Music will be provided
by Terry Smith. For information, call Post Commander Don
South at (863) 467-2882.
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold an infant and child CPR
class on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until noon and a first aid
class on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m. Call (863) 763-
2488 to register.
Church to dedicate pipe organ
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will be hosting a dedication of their newly rebuilt
pipe organ on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. The dedication will
include a concert by guest organist Andrew Andela. Mr. Andela is
the organist and choir director of the Church on the Hill in Flush-
ing, N.Y. The publicisrinvited'
'77 OHS class members sought
The Class of 1977 is looking for lost classmates. Were you a
graduate of 1.977 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 Ben-
nett 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 din-
ner and discussion from 5 until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
For reservations, call (863) 824-2702.
Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area
and Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service pro-
gram 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.
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Amendment 3 will shut down people's will
By Bob Graham
My daughter Suzanne taught
kindergarten in Florida public
schools, and she had 38 students
in her class too many. As good
a teacher as she is, she could only
be a babysitter for 38, 5-year-olds.
Five years ago, less than 20
percent of young children in Flori-
da had an opportunity for a quali-
ty pre-kindergarten experience.
Hundreds of thousands of fami-
lies were finding it more and
more difficult to live in Florida
with a minimum wage of $5.50
an hour. The state university sys-
tem was becoming wastefully
The politicians in Tallahassee
were deaf, dumb and blind to
these problems. The Legislature,
which was responsible for many
of these ills, didn't seem to care.
But you, the people of Florida,
did. It was you who took the very
difficult challenge to place reme-
dies for these problems on the
Today, thanks to the hard work
of thousands of volunteers, these
problems have been remedied.
Citizens passed Constitutional
amendments to reduce class size,
provide universal pre-kinder-
garten, raise wages and ensure
independence for our state uni-
Now, an amendment on the
November ballot threatens to take
away your fundamental right to a
government by, and for the peo-
ple. A group of big businesses is
pushing this very bad Constitu-
tional amendment -- Amend-
ment 3 to shut down the peo-
If you believe in good govern-
ment, I urge you to vote no on
Amendment 3 and hold on to
your rights to address problems
that the Legislature won't. This is
not a partisan issue both candi-
dates for Florida governor oppose
On the surface, Amendment 3
seems fairly benign. The title
(written by Tallahassee, lobbyists)
says the measure will require
broader public support for Consti-
tutional amendments. But don't
let yourself be fooled by the slick
title. The subtext of Amendment 3
is about one thing: power.
amendments have always been
approved by simple majority.
Whichever side gets more than 50
AA meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
AA 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 or 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 meet-
ing. 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 (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
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.
AA 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 Secu-
rity 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 exten-
sive. 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
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 informa-
tion, 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
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
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, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facil-
itator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public serv-
ice program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.VP. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information,
call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
AA Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
percent wins. Amendment 3
requires an un-democratic super-
majority of 60 percent to pass any
future Constitutional amend-
ment. If a simple majority is good
enough for politicians to get elect-
ed to office, it should be good
enough for citizen initiatives. Our
current Constitution, the one
we've had since 1968, passed by
If Amendment 3 is allowed to
pass, Florida would be a guinea
pig the only state in the nation
to require such a big hurdle for
citizen initiatives. It's not fair.
I am part of a historic coalition
of groups from the middle, left
and right called Trust the Voters
(www.trustthevoters.org). We are
putting aside our political differ-
ences to make sure we don't lose
our rights through Amendment 3.
Florida is already one of the
toughest states in the country to
qualify a ballot initiative. Groups
need to collect more valid signa-
tures over 600,000 to place
a measure on the ballot than any
other state, including California, a
state with twice our population!
Of the 50 measures that circu-
lated in Florida last year, only one
qualified for the ballot this
Community Choir begins rehearsals
. The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will begin its rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata
on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3 until 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. The cantata will be presented the week-
end 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 informa-
tion, 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 donation 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.
Sen. Alexander plans town hall meeting
State Senator J.D. Alexander will conduct a town hall meeting for
Okeechobee County on Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North. The purpose of
the meeting is to receive public comments or issues of concern on a
state level from the citizens in Okeechobee County. Sen. Alexander
encourages citizens with concerns to take this opportunity to attend.
For information, contact Patty Harrison at(863) 298-7666 or Larry Ford
at (863) 386-6016 or call 1-800-444-97-47.
Annual food diive isplanned
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall and
Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for Families
community food drive from Oct. 16 to Nov. 25. Organizations in Okee-
chobee County wishing to receive food from this drive for distribution
should call Mr. Cunningham toll free at (866) 500-4104 to register the
organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-mail may be sent to wcun-
email@example.com to receive a food recipient form. All food
collected locally will be distributed in Okeechobee County.
Church hosting Bible study
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18, Believers Fellowship Church, 300
S.W. Sixth Ave., will be holding a four-week Bible study at 7 p.m. The
topic is Running the Race. Dinner will be serviced at 6 p.m. There is a
$4 donation per person. Call. (863) 763-6848 by noon on Tuesday, Oct.
17, to make dinner reservations.
Library hosting local history programs
The Okeechobee Historical Society and WQCS, 88.9 of Indian
River Community College, will present two oral history broadcasts on
Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. The titles are: Flagler's Railroad come to Okeechobee
and Selling Sunshine. The programs are about the growth of the area
from 1915 until the late 1920s. The tapes will run for about 30 minutes
and there will be time for discussion afterwards: There is no admis-
sion fee and reservations are not needed.
Early Learning board will meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider board of the Early
Learning Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, at noon at the Okee-
chobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave. For infor-
mation, contact Dorett Williams at (7720 489-8120, ext. 10.
Juvenile Justice Board to meet
The Juvenile Justice Board for the 19th Judicial Circuit will meet
Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon at Okeechobee Health
Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. All meetings are open to the public.
For information call Rosalind Brown at (561) 801-2184, or Mary
Burkins at (772) 770-4811.
Church of God hosting drama
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present a
walk-through drama entitled "Tribulation House" on Oct. 19, 20 and
21 at 7:30 p.m. For information call (863) 763-4127. This event is not
for younger children. Children under the age of 12 must be accompa-
nied by an adult.
Hospital to host Coffee Klatch
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will host the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2151.
CES Fall Festival is Oct. 20
Central Elementary's Fall Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 20, from 5
until 8 p.m. at 610 S.W Fifth Ave. Activities include the haunted trail,
radio flyer ride, hay ride, games and prizes and pony rides. Dinners will
be available for both adults and children. Festival tickets are on sale
now in the school office. For information, as well as dinner and ticket
prices call (863) 462-5077.
Hospice plans liquidation sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth SL, will hold a special one-
day-only liquidation sale on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 am. until 2 p.m. to
make room for our Festival of Trees and Country Christmas Store to be
held Nov. 24 through Dec. 10.
Church will deliver lunches
Believers Fellowship Church will be delivering lunch to local
business on Friday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost of
the meal is $6 and consists of baked ziti, garden salad, garlic bread
and dessert. Call (863) 763-6848 by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18,
and leave a message.
The 60 percent requirement
would be a bath of cold water for
anyone even thinking about start-
ing a citizen's petition. People
who would otherwise volunteer
or contribute would be discour-
aged by the 60 percent barrier -
the highest in America.
The corporations backing
Amendment 3 know that they
have enormous influence in the
halls of the Legislature. That's
why they are spending big bucks
to stop citizens from providing the
needed checks and balances on
Tallahassee. Maybe they are afraid
that their stranglehold on the Leg-
islature would be broken again
for such improvements as fairer
property taxes, lower insurance
rates or better schools for our chil-
I don't know the motives ask
those who have already con-
tributed over $2 million just what
they expect to get for their money.
I have been in public office a long
time, and I say, trust the voters.
Editor's Note: Bob Graham is
a former U.S. Senator and Florida
The Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 15,2006 AGRICULTURE 5
Oct. 9 & 10, 2006
It finally happened. Cows & bulls
down $1-$2. Calves were down
$5-6. Futures were off 2-2.50
Monday. They have had some
rain out west but the talk of corn
going to 4.00/bushel due to use
for ethanol has feeders.scared.
Hopefully things will turn back
Horace Waldron and Davis &
Underhill, Okeechobee topped
the calf market with a high of
$1.70. L & C Dairy, Avon Park,
topped the cow market with a
high of 49.50.
Graham Angus bull sale, Friday,
Oct. 20. Lemmon Angus sale
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 15,2006
honored in Golf Inc. Ghost & Goblins
red in l, I Open Bass Tourney set
By Daniel Shube
Florida residents continue to
have a lock on the designation as
"Most Powerful Person in Golf"
as named by the editors Golf Inc.
magazine. Jack Nicklaus consid-
ered by many as the greatest
player in the history of golf has
been named for the third year in
Golf Inc. published the first list
of the Most Powerful People in
Golf in 1999. Since then, Nicklaus
and fellow Florida resident Tiger
Woods are the only people to
achieve three consecutive years
at No. One, with Woods taking
the top spot from 2001-03 and
Nicklaus each year since 2004.
The Golf Inc. list of the 25
Most Powerful People in Golf,
which includes other industry
leaders Tiger Woods, Greg Nor-
man and Arnold Palmer, was fea-
tured in the October issue of the
magazine. The Most Powerful list
is made up of individuals who
have had a notable impact on the
golf business, whether it is in golf
course development, manage-
ment or equipment. When creat-
ing the list, Golf Inc. focuses on
the business side of golf, which is
why many high-profile individu-
als who are known only for their
success as players did not make
Nicklaus was once again
awarded the top spot because he
continues to transcend his
record-setting playing legacy,
and impact the game through
the world's leading golf course
design firm, Nicklaus Design; the
development of golf course com-
munities by Nicklaus Invest-
Partners; the manufacturing of
golf clubs and other equipment
by Nicklaus Golf Equipment; the
marketing and licensing of other
golf products, such as the Jack
Nicklaus Sportswear line of
apparel; and the philanthropic
efforts of he and his wife Bar-
bara. Nicklaus Design continues
to lead all global firms with more
than 50 courses under construc-
tion, and just as many or more,
courses under development in 35
different countries. Currently,
.Nicklaus Design has 305 courses
open for play in 29 countries and
38 states, with Jack Nicklaus hav-
ing been personally involved in
250 of those designs.
I often play the Nicklaus
designed Hammock Creek in
Palm City. This course was one of
his early designs. It has stood the
test of time, eminently playable
for the higher handicapper, yet
tough enough for professional
mini tour play.
My recent trip to one of Nick-
laus' newest designs, Punta
Espana at Cap Cana in the
Dominican Republic shows how
Nicklaus has evolved and grown
into one of the leading course
designers of his time. Punta
Espana is breathtaking.
The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-
lins Open Bass Tournament to ben-
efit "Our House", a non-profit pro-
gram 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 contact Jim
Pollock at (954) 695-6035 or Tim
Celestiat (954) 254-2612.
Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club on Oct. 21 to help send Taek-
wondo students to national com-
petition. Last year's tournament
helped send 34 students to the
Southeastern National Tourna-
ment in March, 2006 and all came
home with trophies. This year's
Nationals will be held in Houston,
Texas in March, 2007. The golf
tournament will have an 8 a.m.
shotgun start. It is a four-person
scramble. The entry fee is $50 per
person which includes 18 holes of
golf and lunch following the com-
petition. There will be prizes for
first, second and last place. There
will also be prizes for the longest
drive and closest to the pin. Call the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club at (863) 763-6228; Russ
Adams at (863) 357-0404 or Sunni
Adams at (863) 697-0499. They are
also accepting individual hole
sponsors. The fee is $100 per hole.
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(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 Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Grudge
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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. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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cats and ferrets. Okeechobee Coun-
ty Ordinance Sec. 10-111, Vaccina-
tion against rabies required and
Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and fer-
rets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once year by a licensed
veterinarian against rabies with a
United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attor-
neys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in
the elderly are urged to apply.
Call Linda Slattery at (772) 595-
Ad Litem program
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
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department. All candidates must be willing and able to perform
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professional in dealing with our customers and fellow workers,
and must agree to payroll payment by way of direct deposit.
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Books and computer skills
required. Ability to multi-task
is critical. Mon-Fri 8am
to 5pm. $8 -$10 per hour
IOkeechobee News I
Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Big Cypress Reservation
High School Diploma, Associates Degree
preferred. Minimum of 1 year retail
experience. Excellent communication skills.
2 years supervisory/management
experience. Flexible hours, FL driver's
license. Pay based on experience, with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477
ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH? .
If so, we need YOU to haul
the nation's most fragile freight!
**Teams or Solos wanting to Team**
Armellini Express Lines offers:
Predictable income and
Paid on hub miles
Sign On Bonus
Class A CDL with HazMat req.
800-428-0343 choose option 1 Palm City
or visit www.armellini.com
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Join all the people who When youwantsoethlng
say, "I sold It In the clas- sold, advertise In the
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.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
J8 BUILDING CONTRACTORS
e LICENSE #QB49109
Screen 'Rooms Carports
Room Additions G Florida Rooms
Ernest Lancaster [8631634-2044
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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
CERTIFIED FIRE FIGHTER
The City of Okeechobee is now
accepting applications for Cer-
tified Fire Fighter(s). Applica-
tion packets are available
bee.com or by contacting the
Clerk's Office at City Hall, Of-
fice of the City Clerk, 55 SE
3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974, (863)763-3372, X215.
Applications must be returned
by 4:30 p.m. Friday, October
20,2006. Drug Free Work-
place. EEO. Lane Gamiotea,
CMC, City Clerk/Personnel
Need Exp. Dozer & End/Back
Dump Operators. Valid D/L.
Drug test req. Call Dickerson
Drivers license & own
Drug Free Workplace.
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid drivers license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
Real Estate Sales New
Branch office in town on site.
$350,000,000 in house inven-
tory & traditional brokerage.
FT/PT. Marketing & Support.
Fax 407-295-2723 Landmark
Realty & Investments, LLC.
WAREHOUSE DELIVERY HELP
Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid driver's license.
Ask for Sandy or Sue
for school based program.
Bachelors degree req. PIs. fax
resume to Melodee at
B- .- -,
The most important
20 minutes of your day is
the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
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 email to
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 email me at:
No Experience necessary,
Just Good Credit.
Child Care Needed410
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
417 W.S. Park
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12 Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 15, 2006
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
B e 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 C'I'r".irht En, ,.i... r.
P/T, 20 hrs/wk.
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.
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DAILY LUNCH SPEC/iff
6315 US lwy.441S.E.
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Coins. Stamps 570
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 7-10
A/C UNIT- 2 ton, Brand new,
AIR CONDS (2) window units,
19K BTU, 220 V & 12K
BTU, 220 V, $200 will sell
ANTIQUE LAWN & GARDEN
TRACTOR- John Deere, all
original, runs great $2000
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
RANGE & DRYER- elec, excel-
lent' condition $200 for both
or will sell separate
REFRIGERATOR- GE, With ice
maker. Like new. $250.
STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
UPRIGHT FREEZER almond
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
wide. $75. 863-697-9979
WASHER & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
$100 for both.
1 (352)302-6868 i .
TAKE AN ADD'L 5% OFF OUR
ALREADY LOW PRICED
SEPT AND OCT
DELIVERY INCLUDED .
WOOLEY SHED, 18x12, carpet
inside, asking $2500.
METAL BUILDING- 30'x30',
Never used. $6450.
CEMENT BLOCKS- 700, Good
condition. $300. Will separ-
Installation of Storm
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
GIRLS PANTS, Sizes 4 & 5, 5
pairs, from New .York Style.
$25 for all or will separate.
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
Wild Artist Jewelry
Jewelry making classes &
supplies. Swarovski, Czech,
Gemstones, Gold, Silver,
Pewter, Findings &
Custom made jewelry &
repairs. Classes start daily
from $15. Make precious
gifts for a fraction of the
cost. Groups welcome.
Historic downtown Sebring
nitii, ii:,ne) ii 125 N.
Fidgewood Dr. Hwy. 17)
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
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
Epson Stylus Photo, brand
new in the box, $90.
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 size, With head-
board. Like new. $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 & 2 CHAIRS, IVORY,
Egyptian cotton w/cherry
wood trim, exc. cond., $500
or best offer. (863)763-0583
COUCH & LOVESEAT bam-
boo, no tears in material,
faded from sun, $50.
COUCH- 2pc w/table in mid-
die, 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
Dark j)- its up to 65" TV,
adjustable, glass doors, glass
shelves, $275 (561)914-6746
4'tx5'w, w/built in speakers,
glass doors, $100.
d h -1 4 7 -l '. ,I J
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)SETf blue, very good
cond, w/ 4 chairs.$170 or
best offer (863)467-2366
LOUNGE CHAIR, Vibrating:
Great for back pain $85 & OF-
FICE DESK, White, contempo-
rary. $95 (863)532-9355
FOR LESS !
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
ROCKING CHAIRS- wooden,
$50 for both or will separate
(863)675-3944 La Belle
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $700
AMMO type 223 Rem, 200
rounds clipd, $50/will divide.
Call Ross, 863-983-8661.
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
/. LOSE THE
% POUNDS &
All natural, Doctor recom-
mended & guaranteed. FREE
SURROUND SOUND, with
amp box, like new, $50
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
TV, COLOR, 27" JVC, only 1
year old. Paid $400 Asking
For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip. trlr. & More.
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, $550.
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.
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300.
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
ries, $200 (863)763-4961,
CLEVELAND KING 613 ALTO:
SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918
DBL KEYBOARD ORGAN- ask-
i, ng $50 (863)635-4455
PIANO- older upright, bench,
beautiful finish, plays well,
$550, You move & tune
PIANO- Wurlitzer, full size,
asking $300 (863)635-4455
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.
$350. (863)214-1286 ,
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
)viffly ie'ffile i.?8, 0.bulli will
fll eper3i 2 .9- 15- :3J:1
MATA MATA TURTLE- $250
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, 6wks
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, $500 each
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
'23 yrs old, good beginner or
kids horse, no bad habits,
RABBIT, with cage. $5
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, AKC
Available for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410
ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, black
& brown $10.
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo..
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
POOL TABLE LIGHT,.$60
CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w
each, box, 1800w amp,
more. $650 (239)503-5020
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
'65, original running strong,
Kohler motor, a true classic
for show. $800.227-6066
JOHN DEERE LAWN TRAC-
TOR Hydrostatic 48" liquid
cooled. Kawasaki eng., new
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
DAIRY GOAT DOES, Nubian,
Spanish, Alpine mix, $75
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
Shop here first
The classified ads
GAME BOYS (2) Advanced
SR 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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
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
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 lbs, 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 Quari*rhor.e 4 yrs.,
oreen DoroP needs good
rciT 1.O0 239-707-5423
Call Sharon in Labelle area.
Mare Quarter horse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1450. Will
On Line Adll Service
Buy Sell Trade
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
PFHA. 13 year old,.Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704
SORRELL QUARTER HORSE
4 yrs., philly, 14 hands, ties,
stands for farrier. $1500 or
best offer. 239-465-1393
ENGINE- Briggs & Stratton
*12.5HP, elec start, asking
$250. Like New
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hori-
zontal shaft, asking $150
HYDROSTATIC MOWER 36"
walk behind w/Velke instant
reverse w/tracking. Runs
JOHN DEERE 110 TRACTOR
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Ancient Oaks, 6698 SE 51st
Landscaped, flawless park
model, cornerlot near club-
house, Partially furnished,
24x40. Sacdrifice $69,500.
OKEECHOBEE TAYLOR ISLES
3/2/2 unique CBS floor plan.
Easy 100% lease purchase
finance w/owner 2nd.
Fla room, dock & deck.
CHICKENS (12), $36 for all, or
best offer, will separate.
SADDLE, 16", custom made,
brown leather w/silver trim,
w/bridle, blanket & stand,
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)6l10-1750
111h St. $850 'mo It &
S.ec Call 863)6b4-7722
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Immediaielv, NJewlv lurnisrhed,
liw c irpei. Pool, Tennis &
Boal dock 2 br. 1 ba,$1100
+ ulil Annual lease
215 .59 7 79 Really n ly e'
BASSWOOD, Brand new GBS,
3BR.'2BA. 2 000 sq n fent
l .r $13, 75;'m or rent to
Hwy. 70 East, 2Dr, Iba on 1
acre, all apple. incl., just re-
arrideied. Ca & heat, no
pi:s, $750 mo. + 1st, last &
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. $.1 75,mo.'
863-670-5967 La'elanO #
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/gar. in nice neighborhood.
No pets. $1100/mo. Yr. lease.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 819
SE 10th St. 863-763-2416
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, 1g. lot, $1000
mo. + util., 1st,-last & sec.
dep.& ref's. (863)357-0707
OKEECHOBEE TAYLOR ISLES
3/2/2 unique CBS floor plan.
Easy 100% lease purchase
finance w/owner 2nd.
Fla room, dock & deck.
OKEECHOBEE TAYLOR ISLES
Snow Bird Special, 2/1 fully-
furnished. FL Rm, dock &
deck. $1200-$1500 per
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
pool. $1600. mo. + 1st &
TAYLOR CREEK- 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F., Lake access
863-670-5967 Lakeland #
NICE 2,000 S.E Exec. Office
space avail. Nov.. 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
Business Places -
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 -
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.
$1 5,000 (239)989-5063
CLEWISTON, 3/2 CBS CA/H,
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exteror 115K. Lawrence
TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br,- 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000
pch, priv. boat ramp, furn.
optional, quiet area for only
It's never too late to find,
the perfect gift. Look for
It In thpe m allimIlf
1/2 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
CLOSE TO VIKING ESTATE &
Kissimmee River State Park,
85 ac. +/- on paved road.
Deep well, new pump. For-
merly a Citrus Grove.
Suitable for Farming, Ranch-
ing & Equestrian Home Site.
Carol County, 16+ acres.
Small white vinyl, red roof &
shutters. 3 Bedroom, Living
Rm., Kitchen, Remodeled
Bath, Laundry Rm. Front
porch w/swing. Back door
patio. Central Heat & Air.
Shop & Tractor-Shed.
Paved Drive. Road frontage.
Gently Rolling Pasture -
:8 mls. from town & hospital.
110 miles from Nashville &
140 from Memphis.
End of SE 7th St.
$250,000 neg. 863-763-7176
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BHRW/F- 3/2 Doublewide
i.750inn. $1500 Se
Yearly Leaise, i N Pels.,
Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
appl's, recently remodeled,
$990. mo. + sec. dep.,
credit check. (786)863-3212
SEASONAL: Just bring your
toothbrush! 1 BR, 1 BA, Com-
pletely furnished. All utilities
paid. Really Nice! No pets.
$1000. mo + 1st, last, sec.
dep. & ref's. (863)763-8872
READY TO MOVE IN
CLEWISTON & BELLE GLADE
AS LITTLE AS $469 MONTHLY
MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/ W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable
NEW 2007 MANUFACTURED
LITTLE OR NO CREDIT OK
NEW MANUFACTURED HOME
1 BEDROOM 1 BATH
RENT TO OWN
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All appl., Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$19,500. Call (863)763-7176
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
YOU A MORE INFORMED
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moem are roremoepopuladi
Jet kiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw
'98, w/motor & trailer, Merc
Mariner 150hp, Exc cond.
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. trlr., 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. (8.63)467-8629
BOWRIDER 15 '72, hull only,
needs mir, on Irlr Fair con-
dition. $600 or Dres orilei
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ll, 25np
Mariner motor & iraier ',650
EXTENSION BAR lor Oual. 4'
i)l11 53" lorign made l0 ust
w.4' overfrinia i:aTiper
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.
JON BOAT, 11'. FI 1.175 or
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft, Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
PONTOON BOAT. 24', 60hp
E vinr ule, 1.24 firm.
CAMPER- '99, elieea wour
GMC BOUNDER 1987, 32 Ft.,
Loaded. Needs work. $1000.
STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981..
) JACOBSEN ,
4925 HWY 441SOUTH*-OKEECHOBEEFLt
Castle Doll House
Princes and princesses of all
ages will love this do-it-your-
self castle doll house. The
project features a working
drawbridge, realistic battle-
ments and bright pennants. It
measures 36 in. tall by 30 in.
wide by 20 in. deep.
Castle Doll House plan
(No. 794) ... $7.95
Victorian Doll House plan
(No. 671)... $9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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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
TRUCK TOPPER- For short
bed full size P/U Good condi-
tion. $275. (863)824-0505
RV LOT SITES FOR LEASE
Lake Okeechobee by Kissimee
River. Annual fee only $1995.
Call Marc at (863)467-1833
CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen endcl., all
extras. Like new, $12K
WAVE RUNNER- Yamaha, '91,
Low hours, Trailer included.
BOAT MOTOR, 20hp Mercury
jet motor, used on Zodiac or
flat bottom boat, runs good.
CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
glass, 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,
bik./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shipld shift drive, liquid
cooid., 12 5k mi., clean,
YAMAHA TIMBERWOLF- 250,
2x4, 1996, red, front & rear
ra'. runs ireat, $1300
YAMAHA TTR 125 '04- less
than.15 hours, $2500 or
best offer (863)634-3797
YAMAHA TTR225 '05- less
than 10 rirs, brand new,
$3000 or best offer
ATV TRAILER- new. .3-l,
Stainle *, leI dum' tibed,
HONDA RANCHER, '2005,
Low hours. Great Christmas
YAMAHA KODIAK 450'06
auto. 4x4, 2yrs. ext. warr.,
push button 4whl. drive, low
FOUR WINDS '96 36' with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bldg. included. In Palm Dale,
FL. $8,000. (419)747-2923.
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Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $3500.
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 403-5
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
UtiUty Trailers 40M5
BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-
only made 1 year, $1500 or
best offer (863)261-4517
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '93,
Runs great, cold a/c, very
good condition. $5000 or
best offer. (863)697-3919
CHEVY MALIBU 1998, 77K
mls. Good condition. Asking
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
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
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 whl, w/battery
charger, runs & looks great.
$800 firm. 863-697-2631 or
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. 863-634-5888
FACTORY RIMS- For Dodge
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $300.
or best offer. (863)697-9117
FORD BRONCO '79 complete
vehicle minus transfer case.
9" front/rear end, straight ax-
le. $600 Neg. 863-447-6871
FORD BRONCO '91 for parts,
running mtr, have trans., 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
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NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTIONS
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of the provisions of the Charter of the City of Okee-
chobee, and Florida State Law, it is the duty of the Mayor to proclaim and call
General City Elections atthe time and manner provided therein.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dowling R. Watford, Jr., Mayor Pro-Tempore of the City of
Okeechobee, Florida do hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY
ELECTION Is to be held by the duly qualified electors of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida, on Tuesday, November 7,2006, during the regular hours of voting, to wit:
from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of electing the following officers tc
serve as such for four (4) years beginning January 2,2007 and ending January 4,
2011 following such elentun or unti their successors are elected and qualified:
THREE (3) COUNCIL MEMBERS
Said election shall be held in the County polling or voting places within the Municipal
precincts of the duly qualified City.electors, which precincts have been estab-
lished by the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners and Supervisor o0
Elections forthe General Election of Okeechobee County.
IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notice of Election, I have hereunto
set my hand as Mayor Pro-Tempore of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, andc
caused the corporate seal of said City to be affixed, and attested to by the City
Clerk, this Ist day of August, 2006.
BY: Dowling R. Watford, Jr., Mayor Pro-Tempore
ATTEST: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
165942 ON 10/1,15/06
Request for Bids
Goods and Services
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose ol
securing the following:
Parts (misc. water main fittings)
Tractor mowing attachment
HPE Diret onal drilling
Lawn Mowing .
Detailed bid documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax) 863-763-3746.
The OUA reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities Ir
any bid wherever such rejection or waiver is determined to be In the best Interes1
of the 0UA. '.
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. Hayord
168382 ON 10/13-19/06
TRANSMISSION Auto, for
'97 V6 Chevy 810, $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 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
nicely $8500. (863)763-3310
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
FORD F350 '86-'4dr dually,
diesel, needs work, $750
FORD.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.
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classifications of Residential Rural (RR) and Residential
Single Family (RSF) to the proposed classifications of Heavy Commercial
(C-2) and Neighborhood Commercial (NC-2). The property owners and
applicants are Juan and Yolanda Solorzano and Los Cocos Mexican
Restaurant, Inc. The property Is located on the north side of SR 70 West
less than 1/4 mile west of Highway 98 and is more particularly described
The property requested to be rezoned to Heavy Commercial (C-2) is
located on SR 70 West and is described as follows:
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF
SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST.
LESS AND EXCEPT:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35
EAST, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 09' 40" WEST, ALONG THE
EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SW 1/4 OF SW 1/40F SE 1/4 FOR A
DISTANCE OF 29.87 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. 70 FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09' 40" WEST, ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE AFORESAID SW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4,
FOR A DISTANCE OF 275.70 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
57' 57" WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF SAID S.R. 70, FOR A DISTANCE OF 158.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09' 40" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 275.70
FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID
S.R.70; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57' 57" EAST, ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 158.00 FEET TOT HE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT;
THE EXISTING RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR STATE ROAD 70.
THE EAST 'A OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4,
LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD 70, FORMERLY STATE ROAD #8,
LESS 15 FEET OF EAST SIDE RESERVED FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES,
BEING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.-
LESS AND EXCEPT
THE NORTH Y/ OF THE EAST % OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4, LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD 70, FORMERLY
STATE ROAD #8, LESS 15 FEET OF EAST SIDE RESERVED FOR
HIGHWAY PURPOSES, BEING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
The property requested to be rezoned to Neighborhood Commercial (NC-2)
begins about 660 feet north of SR 70 West and Is more particularly
described as follows:
THE NORTH 1 OF THE EAST % OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4, LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD 70,
FORMERLY STATE ROAD #8, LESS 15 FEET OF EAST SIDE
RESERVED FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES, BEING IN SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
in the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continuAd to Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 7:00 pm in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change In
zoning will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on
Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 9:00 am in the County Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida. "
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any
decision by the Board of County Commissioners or the Board of
Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at these
meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings Is made and that the record Includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning
and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. foyce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0647
Publish in The Daily Okeechobee News: October 6, 2006 and October 15,
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 2005 Ext. Cab
- w/Camper Top. 5K miles.
Excellent condition. $12,200.
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, Triple
Crown, 4ft driver on gate. On-
board Diamond tool box. Exc.
Cond. $900 (863)763.6909
DODGE RAM VAN, '92, runs
EgoOd. o0 Iires. $,1000 or
besl .'jri. 8#3)461-4004
Ford Hightop Van, '89, tow
pkg, full power, seats 8, TV,
CB radio $2000. LaBBelle
Area. (863i67.5-4970 iTig,
FORD VAN- '88, Runs good.
GGood. tires $300.
Grab a bargain from your
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classified.
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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network-will hold their monthly meeting Tues-
day, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room ol the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board, 700.S.\V. Second Ave. The guest' speaker will be
Cynthia Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Correction
office, and Rosalind Brown from Planned Parenthood-Faith Initiative
Update. Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring new books,
puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy children in Okee-
chobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's House for distribution at
Christmas. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers,
car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the
yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the.
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Coun-
ties, Inc., will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the commis-
sioners' chambers of the Roger Poitras Administration Building,
2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. The annual coalition meeting will
follow the full coalition meeting. For information, contact Dorett
Williams at (7720 489-8120, ext. 10.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me
Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad --
The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the
library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
OHS band sponsors band festival
The Okeechobee High School Band is hosting the FBA Marching
Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the OHS Football Stadium,
2800 U.S. 441 N. Everyone is invited. The first band will perform
around 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
Thrivent planning Oktoberfest event
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)
Church plans Hallelujah Party
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will be hosting
a Hallelujah Party Sunday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. A finger food supper
will be followed by a Bible character dress up at 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart hosts Halloween party
A Halloween party for youngsters and families will be held at
Sacred Heart pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Celebrations include competitions with prizes for scariest, most
original and most beautiful costumes. Refreshments will be served.
For information, call (863) 763-3727.
Churches sponsor Fall Fest
First Baptist Church, More 2 Life and Oakview Baptist Church will
be sponsoring Fall Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Flagler Park parks 5
and 6, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be games and candy for
children in a safe environment.
Free Halloween Festival planned
- Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organiza-
tions to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main
Street in conjunction withithe Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber
of Commerce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-
treating. The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in
the park downtown and it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a
booth, prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 357-6246.
ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking prepaid orders
for our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-brass Christ-
mas ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1. The ornament
includes a numbered certificate and historical information. The cost
of the ornaments is $15 and proceeds will fund the ORE scholarship.
To place an order call: Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton at
(863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-62487; Marion Davis
at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
Methodist Women sponsoring bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee will hold their
annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4,from 8 until 1 p.m. in the Fellow-
ship Hall at 200 N.W. Second St. in Okeechobee. There will be avari-
ety of crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods, white ele-
phant items and a silent auction. Soup, sandwiches and desserts
will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Mis-
sion Projects, local and abroad. For information, contact Cynthia
Yoder at (863) 357-2103.
Church sponsoring fundraiser
A family portrait fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee
Church of God youth group will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday,
Nov. 4, at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. Ticket are $10, and covers the sitting
fee and a 10 x 13 family portrait. For tickets and information, call
Donna at (863) 697-1789.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, and
Saturday, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W. 28 St., and
Wolff Road from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10. Participants
do not have be a member of AARP or have AARP auto insurance.
Participants should consult their auto insurance agent for their
three-year discount after completion of class. Call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at
(863) 763-0351 for information and registration.
FCHC hosting craft sale
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave.,
will hold a craft and rummage sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the annual Night with Santa project. Admission for
adults is $1. Admission is free to FCHC patients with an FCHC identi-
Guardian ad Litem training offered
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie andiMartin counties on Nov. 6, 13,
17, 20 and 27 from a m. until 4 p.m. at Saint Helen's Catholic Church,
South room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave- in Vere-Beach. Volunteers are
'trained to represent the best interest of abused, abandoned and neg-
lected children in court. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
.Dallas Brass,, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School
gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a family
of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the
OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441,
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