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SLCSO sheriff
seeks information
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-
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Coker: 8 players
will sit for brawl
least eight Miami players will be
suspended for their role in a
sideline-clearing brawl against
Florida International, the latest
on-field incident to plague the
Hurricanes' program.
The fight "disgraceful,"
Miarhi coach Larry Coker said
came during Miami's 35-0
win Saturday night over FLU,.
which is based 9 miles from the
Hurricanes' campus in Coral
It was the first meeting
between the teams.
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Drought Index
Current: 510
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.08 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.61 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea


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Okeechobee News'Chauna Aguilar
County Fir" Rescue firefighters spoke to students at' .outh Elementary School on Fri-
day, Oct. 13, about fire safety and prevention in celebration of Fire Prevention Week.
Firefighter Paramedics Mitch Brydeball (left), Jack Burkes (middle) and Dale Fulwider
(right) answer questions from the kindergarten students about what they do as'fire-.
fighter paramedics.

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is a movement to try
to bring industry into the cen-
tral part of Florida that would
ultimately benefit this county.
Prospective industry, use of
the county'sathletic fields and
the issuance of building per-
mits in kingg were among the
topics that occupied the Okee-
chobee Counit Board of Coun-
ty Conmmissioners during their
sermimnonthli meetings on'
Thursday. ct. 10. '
Lynn Topel:- of Florida's
Heartland Rural Economic
De\elopmiTent Initiative TFHRE-
DI) addressed the commission-
ers concerning prospective

industries for the area.
The area served by Florida's
Heartland Rural Economic
Development Initiative (FHRE-
DI) includes DeSoto Glades
,Hardee, Hendry, Highlands,
and Okeechobee counties and
the' communities of
Immokalee in Collier County
and-South Bay, Pahokee and
Belle Glade in Palm Beach
Ms. Topel said her organiza-
tion.was involved in trying to
bring in a project of significant
economic irnpact into the
regi,:n as pail of the catalyst
"When we look at the cata-
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Forest Ranger John Phillips (left) and Sr. Forest Ranger Tim Rain (right) use a dummy
named Ranger Bob (middle) to demonstrate to students at South Elementary School the
protective gear that they wear when fighting forest or brush fires. They brought a bull-
dozer with them to show them some of the machines they use to help them keep fire
contained to a given area. This was part of the activities to celebrate Fire Prevention
Week. The City Fire Department, County Fire & Rescue and the Division of Forestry
came to South Elementary on Friday, Oct. 13.

Government helps keep farms going

By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News

Editor's Note: This story is first
in series
Florida's sugarcane produc-
tion has expanded significantly
since the United States ceased
importing sugar from Cuba in
1961. The communist-backed
takeover of Cuba by Fidel Castro
caused the U.S. to embargo trade
with that country. Florida is now
the largest cane-producing
region'in the United States. To
put it into perspective, before the
Cuban embargo in 1961 Florida
had only 50,000 acres of sugar-
cane as compared to 400,000
acres in 2004-05. In 2004, Flori-
da's raw sugar crop was worth
roughly $550 million.
Sugarcane is Florida's most
valuable field crop. It ranks third
in Florida's agricultural economy,
behind the greenhouse/nursery
and citrus industries.
Recently there have been criti-
cisms of the government price
supports of the sugar industry,

"big sugar." But government
assistance to agriculture as a
whole is nothing new.
In order to settle the western
frontier, the U.S. government
gave title to 160 acres of land to
any man or woman who would
settle the land for five years. In
1862 Abraham Lincoln signed
into law the creation of the
Department of Agriculture,
which among other things gave
the states land for agricultural
During World War I, the gov-
ernment guaranteed a minimum
price for wheat and hogs. After
the war, large amounts of food
purchased by the federal govern-
ment went overseas to our allies
and to relieve hunger in Europe
after the war. All of this kept farm
prices up and when this demand
dropped, so did the incomes of
the U.S. farmers and ranchers.
Farm prices went down and
stayed low. Many experts feel this
was one of the main causes of
the Great Depression of 1929.
Beginning with major propos-
als of the 1920s for handling and

marketing farm surpluses, the
United States has a long history
of price-support and. adjustment
programs starting with the Feder-
al Farm Board in 1929, the Agri-
cultural Adjustment Acts of 1933
and 1938 and their evolution into
the farm legislation of today. Bet-
ter than a half-century of history
of developments in price-support
legislation leads up to the sys-
tems in place today.
Then the Federal Farm Act of
1933, the Emergency Farm Mort-
gage Act, the Farm Credit Act
both also in 1933, then the Rural
Electrification Act and the Soil
Conservation Act of 1935 fol-
However, surpluses began to
accumulate and new legislation
was passed. The Agricultural
Adjustment Act of 1938 stressed
an "ever-normal granary" plan of
balanced abundance, with non-
recourse loans for cooperators
(farm cooperatives), acreage
allotments, marketing quotas for
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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 free.
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories, handcraft-
ed furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewelry, needlework, can-
. dles, wearable art, ceramics and more.
- For show or exhibitor information, call June at (386) 860-0092, ext. 10.

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Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House

OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Butter-
fly 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



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lyst project, we look at jobs for
the future," she said.
Thus far, five different types of
target industries have been con-
sidered --- transpiration and dis-
tribution, building component
design and manufacturing, biofu-
els and energy, niche manufac-
turing and healthcare and sci-
At a Nov. 8, meeting in
Sebring, the target industry areas
will be narrowed down.
Each county in FRHEDI will be,
able to receive ad valorem taxes
from this project.

Daryl Enfinger, director of
parks and recreation, discussed
problems in scheduling athletics
fields among the various teams
wanting to use the fields, particu-
larly Okeechobee Citizen Recre-
ations Association (OCRA) and
Pop WaIner football.
"This is an. excellent opportu-
nity to work With the developers,"
stated Joey Hoover of the eco-
nomic council. He suggested
under concurrency laws develop-
ers could furnish land for athletic
Commissioners also dis-
cussed operation of the conces-
sion stands at athletic fields.
After considerable discussion,
commissioners directed staff to
look at the criteria for issuing

building permits for lots in the
Viking that are not on county
The item requesting commis-
sioners to consider giving Okee-
chobee Utility Authority'the right
to impose special assessments
was pulled from the agenda.
In other action, the board:
approved a ;request for a
change in zoning from residential;
rural to agriculture that would
allow, operation of a sand pit on
S. R. 70WW;
abandoned a platted right of
way in Petit Park Subdivision;
scheduled a public hearing
on Thursday, Nov. 9, to consider
abandoning a right of way in
Conners Gables Subdivision;
approved Florida Depart-

meant of Transportation (FDOT)
landscaping plans for S.R 78 W. at
the Kissimmee River;
approved FDOT landscap-
ing plans for the entrance to the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
approved a lease of the Dou-
gla9 Prown Community Center;
approved lease of county.
annex space to the U. S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture;
purchased a Ford pickup for
the road maintenance depart-
ment for $25,217; and,
applied for a grant from the
Enterprise Florida Rural Infra-
structure Fund for additional
improvements to benefit Royal
Concrete Concepts.

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"basic" crops, and a goal of "pari-
ty" prices and incomes for farmers.
This act, with many modifications,
remains the basis of agricultural
price support and adjustment law
The school lunch program and
free milk programs helped distrib-
ute surplus food to those in need.
Even before World War II, the U.S.
supplied food to Great Britain and
the Soviet Union and the Steagall
Amendment provided price sup-
ports for those commodities.
As the decades rolled on, the
federal Agricultural Adjustment Act
has changed in response to fluctu-
ating domestic and word markets
to help American agriculture real-

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ize stable prices using various
methods: price supports, acreage
reduction, government or farmer-
owned reserves, and import and
export quotas and tariffs, among
Today, risk-management (crop
insurance and disaster relief) is
practiced by farmers as any sensi-
ble businessman would. Congress
first authorized federal crop insur-
ance in the 1930s along with other
initiatives to help farmers and
ranchers recover from the com-
bined effects of the Great Depres-
sion and the Dust Bowl. The Feder-
al Crop Insurance Corporation
(FCIC) was created in 1938 to carry
out the program. Initially, the pro-
gram was started as an experi-
ment, and crop insurance activities
were mostly limited to major crops
in the main producing areas. Crop
insurance remained an experiment

until passage of the Federal Crop
Insurance Act of 1980.
The 1980 Act expanded the
crop insurance program to more
crops and regions of the country. It
encouraged expansion to replace
the free disaster coverage (com-
pensation to farmers for prevented
planting losses and yield losses)
offered under Farm Bills created in
the 1960s and 1970s, because the
free coverage competed with the
experimental crop insurance pro-
gram. To encourage participation
in the' expanded crop insurance
program, the 1980 Act authorized a
subsidy equal to 30 percent of the
crop insurance premium limited to
the dollar amount at 65 percent
Today, farmers must either pur-
chase crop insurance or waive
their right to any other relief that
may pertain to that crop year. Crop

insurance is made available by gov-
ernment and private agencies.
In 1996 the U.S.D.A. Risk Man-
agement Agency was created to
administer these programs.
By 1998 two-thirds of the total
field crops planted in the United
States (except for hay) was insured
according to the U.S.D.A National
Agricultural Statistics Service. The
value of this insurance was $28 bil-
Editor's Note: Sources for this
article included: "History of Agri-
cultural Price-Support and Adjust-
ment Programs, 1933-96"; "Histori-
cal Overview of U.S. Agricultural
Policies and Programs," Wayne D.
Rasmussen, Chief, Agricultural His-
tory Branch, National Economics
Division Economic Research Ser-
vice; USDA Economic Research
Service, http://ers/

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Goblins beware: This skeleton has six legs

By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Earlier this summer our office
had one of those fun "visitors" that
agents love to talk about. I set this
one aside for a Halloween column
- so it's time to rattle my bones and
tell you about this featured creature!
I've seen beetles with long
antenna before, but the color of this
critter was different from anything I
had ever seen. At first I was worried,
as there have been many recent
reports of longhorned beetles in
other areas of the U.S. and some of
these are exotic invaders that
destroy both urban trees and forests
in other parts of the country. It got
me scared! '
Our Master Gardeners and I
poured over many different refer-
ences and came up clueless. Finally
we happened to look at 'a new
poster, "Scary Insects and Creepy
Crawlers" that was recently
released from our UF/IFAS Book-
store. And right in the middle was a

picture of our U.C.O. (Unidentified
Creepy Object), a Skeleton Beetle.
Actually "Skeleton beetle" is a
less commonly used name for a
Longhorned beetle known as the
Cottonwood Borer. Those true
entomologists who want to be
proper Greeks (or is it geeks) will
call it Plectrodera scalato. Since
there are not too many.Cottonwood
trees growing in our area, I had to
wonder what this creature was
doing in our area.
This beetle was big enough to
cover a quarter! It was more than an
inch long and about a half-inch
wide. The color was mostly black
but it had lines of cream-colored
hair all over it that makes it looked
like a skeleton. With its irregular
black patches, six long legs, big
mandibles and two very long anten-
nae, this beetle was ready for Hal-
Lifestyle of the Skeleton Beetle
The Cottonwood borer can be
found anywhere across the eastern
U.S., but is more common in the

South. And since it attacks willow
trees, I could not understand why it
was found here in southern Florida.
Eastern Coastal Plain Willows
(Salix caroliniana) are shrubby
native trees that grow in moist soils
found near freshwater ponds. They
are our only locally native willow
tree that would be of interest to this
beetle. (Come to think of it, we do
have a "little" freshwater pond
located somewhere near the south
end of Okeechobee county, right?)
The beetle itself is of little conse-
quence to our native willows. But
when these skeletons come out of
their closet, it's not around Hal-
loween, but in midsummer. After
chewing up a few branches on the
trees, they drop to the base of a wil-
low (or cottonwood) tree, where
females deposit eggs in small pits
gnawed in the bark.
Skeleton beetle grubs hatch
from the eggs in 16 to 18 days, and
these seldom seen larva bore down
into the inner bark, looking for a

large root, just in time for Hal-
loween. They continue to feed
inside the roots until April to June.
Pupation occurs in their "skeleton
gallery," and lasts for about 3
weeks. Some larvae can complete
development in one year, while oth-
ers require two years. The new
skeleton beetle adults will emerge
by chewing exit holes through their
pupal chambers and burrow
through the soil.
Why worry about these skele-
If you are a willow or cotton-
wood tree, an infestation of these
wood-boring grubs could weaken
your roots. The adult beetle feeding
on the leaves and twigs may notch
small branches which could then
break off in the wind. However,
damage is rarely serious unless you
have a lot of willows (or cotton-
woods) growing in a nursery, or are
replanting these trees in wetland
renourishment projects.
The real issue with long-horned
beetles is with some of their rela-
tives. They are illegal aliens that
have come into this country as
grubs buried deep in wooden pal-
lets or packing material. Since these
Asian natives have no natural ene-
mies, they have the potential to ruin
a lot of forests or groves.
The Asian Longhorned Beetle
(ALB) attacks many kinds of living
hardwood trees. It has the potential
to destroy northeastern hardwood

forests. So far it has been found only
in the vicinity of New York City,
Chicago, and Toronto, where it was
unintentionally introduced in wood-
en crates from China.
The ALB has not been found in
Florida. If you see a black beetle that
resembles the ALB, don't squish it!
Instead, capture it intact, and bring it
to our office for identification. None
of these beetles can sting, and while
they could pinch a finger with their
jaws, they are not strong enough to
break the skin.
Another relative that poses a
threat is the Citrus Longhorned Bee-
tle (CLB), which has been reported
once in Georgia and another time in

Washington State. In the case of
both the ALB and the CLB, cutting
down infested trees is the only real
control measure.
I've placed pictures and more
information on our Okeechobee
web page, If
you need additional information on
the Skeleton Beetle or other long-
homed beetles, please email us at or call us
at 863-763-6469. Local residents can
stop by our office at 458 Hwy 98
North in Okeechobee, and visit our
Okeechobee County Master Gar-
deners from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday

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Students of the Week
South Elementary Students of the Week are: Evan Neal, Masie Collier, Bradley Wolf, Jesus
Denova, Ashton Coffey, Catherine Shurley, Briceyda Granados, Taylor Hammack, Angela
Langdale, Jesus Gomez, Daniel Estrada, Kayla Hood, Chase Quesinberry, Brittany Milrot,
Sean Russell, Marianne Madrigal, Andrea Sauro, Zane Moreland and Flor Olvera.

South Elementary Students of the Week are: Adriana Aguilar, David Miller, Kaylyn Hickman,
Robin Skinner, Shelby Kirton, Jeny Hernandez, Brendesia Byrd, Jared Phares, Justice Tay-
lor, Courtney McCreary, Jakayla Moore, Meagan Wilson, Briana Jones, Imari Roberts, Regine
Hernandez, Brandon Rucks, Trey Phillips, Sean Chauhan, Elisa Medrano, Garett Gorby, Kain
Sarros, Kutter Crawford, Chase Sutton, Aubrey Smith, Tony Sauls and Wade Ebanks.


Frank Britt Durnett
Frank Britt Durnett, age 81, died
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at the Ham-
rick Hospice House of Okee-
Mr. Durnett was born Feb. 5,
1925, in West Point, Va., and lived in
Richmond, Va., before moving to
Okeechobee in 1990. He died fol-
lowing an extended fight with can-

He proudly served in the United
States Marines during WWII.
Mr. Durnett is survived by: his
wife of 59 years, Marjorie McNair
Durnett; children, Jackie Engle of
Redding, Pa., and Vivian Steven-
son, Allen and Kim Durnett and
Frank and Martha Durnett of Rich-
mond, Va.; grandchildren, Robert
and Tracy Blessing of Redding Pa.;
and, five step- grandchildren.

A memorial service will be con-
ducted at the Buxton Funeral
Home on Wednesday, Oct. 18,
2006, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests that donations be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 33473.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Letter to the Editor

What a great conference we
had this past weekend with the
Worldview Weekend Conference
in town! We had about 750 people
attend and I just had to write to say
thank you to all the many people
that made it happen and made it
such a success.
Yes, we had great speakers and
Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort,
along with the other speakers
have already passed along the
word as to how much they
enjoyed being in Okeechobee and
with our people.
Osceola Middle School was a
great place to host the event and it
was a perfect facility. Thank you
school board for building such a
great building. Thank you to
Heather Dobbs who ran like crazy
to help get things done as needed.
I appreciated you so much
Thank you to Reach FM for
their great advertisement before
the conference and for their par-
ticipation and free drawings at the
conference. They even had some
great interviews with a couple of
speakers that will be on the radio
in the near future. I'll be tuned in
to hear those.
Thank you to Countryside
Florist for the beautiful plants that
decorated the stage and made it
look so nice. Thank you for your
great attitude and willing hearts.
You were a delight to work with.
Thank you to the pastors of
Okeechobee, who saw the vision
to purchase the first 400 necessary
tickets to make the event a reality.
All of us as the body of Christ ben-
efited from your vision and again,
thank you for making it happen.
Thank you to my pastor, Randy
Huckabee, for being there any-
time I had a question or needed
help. I have a new appreciation
and love for you as I got to see first
hand how much you wanted to
help and serve and see this hap-
Thank you to the ROTC of
Okeechobee who did a fantastic
job of parking people and keeping
order outside. What great leader-
ship they had and again, they
were so willing to jump in and
help. Thank you so much. People
were able to park easily and come
in smiling because you were
Thank you to Oakview Baptist
who went above and beyond the
call of duty. They had water and
snacks for sale at break time and
gave everyone a great barbecue
lunch dinner on Saturday. I know
everyone enjoyed the food and
you did it without needing any
extra help at all. Thank you for
your willingness and hard work.
Thank you to Morgan Furniture
for offering furniture to put in our
"green room" to make it comfort-
able for the speakers and staff. It
looked great and I know gave a
feeling of relaxation for the speak-
ers. Thank you so much.
Thank you to Bruce Jeffers
who did a fantastic job with the
sound equipment and made sure
we had everything needed to "run
the show." I've always known
you've done a great job at our
church, but you sure gave me a
whole new appreciation for your
God given talent. Thanks.
A big thanks to David Harris.

You have such an incredible gift
from God when it comes to
music. Thank you for being so
willing to use it. What I love most
of all is your thirst for God. It is that
thirst in you that leads us into wor-
ship. We are blessed that God lets
us keep you here in Okeechobee.
Thank you to the student staff
who helped set up, tear down and
did everything they were asked in
between. Kyle, Matt, Nathanial,
Chris, Bobby, Katie, Amber, John,
Patricia, Josiah and Jeremy. Thank
Thank you to the committee
that worked tirelessly for many
weeks to make things come
together. Lori and John Williams,
Steve and Heather Dobbs, Janet
and Scott Walker, Dr. Neal and
Linda Wright, Heath and Misty
Lawrence, Pastor Randy Huck-
abee, Pastor Shawn Bergen, Miss
Arrie Keith and Mr. Paul Large.
What fun it was, what unity we
shared and what willingness from
you to do all that you could. Thank
you for taking charge of the many
different needed things and run-
ning with them. It could not have
been done with you. You were the
perfect example of how a com-
mittee should work together.
Thank you to Mrs. Linda Stew-
art and Mrs. Bonnie Lambert for
interpreting so that our deaf
friends could enjoy the confer-
ence as well. You did a great job
and it's amazing how you can
keep up with the speakers as they
talk, some very fast.
Thank you to each person that
bought a ticket and came to the
conference. I have heard such
great reports of how your lives
have.been touched and changed. I
pray that all of us will never be the
same as we were when we
arrived there.
Thank you to the many people
that stayed to help break down
and put away everything. It went
so smoothly and so quickly! We
were out of there in less than an
hour. Thankyou. -
If I have forgotten someone,:
please know was not inten-
tional and your service was greatly
Last, but most important of all,
I give all the glory and praise to
God. It was God who got the
whole thing started and it was
God who worked out every detail.
It was God who brought the
speakers and it was God who told
them what to say. It was God who
brought everyone safely and it
was God who worked in our lives
to change us. Thank you God for
being such an awesome God and
father. You are the way, the truth
and the life and you are why we
had the conference and you are
who we thank for it. You have
once again done more than we
could have asked or thought of.
Thank you Okeechobee.
Thank you for trusting our vision
and coming to see if it was as
good as we told you. Thank you
for bringing your friends and
being friendly and kind the entire
time. Thank you for letting, God
work in your lives I pray that you
will never forget what you have
learned. Mark your calendars. We
are scheduled for Oct. 5 and 6,
We will have another great
time next year.
Debi Large

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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 meet-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee 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
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. 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 Melis-
sa 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 (863) 634-4780
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 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 Mission's Outreach.
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 meet-
ing. 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) 763-6076.
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 informa-
tion, 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 meet-

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 Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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
service 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 informa-
tion, 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
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.

Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
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 meet-

Community Events

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.

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 1-800-444-9747.

Annual food drive is planned
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall
and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for
Families community food drive from Oct. 16 to Nov. 25. Organizations
in Okeechobee County wishing to receive food from this drive for dis-
tribution should call Mr. Cunningham toll free at (866) 500-4104 to reg-
ister the organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-mail may be sent to 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 pub-
lic. 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 Match
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 St., will hold a special
one-day-only liquidation sale on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. 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 busi-
ness 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 mes-

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, fly-
ers 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) 484-0110.

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)

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.

VFWhosting 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 Thurs-
day, 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 Sec-
ond St., will be hosting a dedication of their newly rebuilt pipe organ
on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. The dedication will include a concert by
guest organist Andrew Andela. Mr. Andela is the organist and choir
director of the Church on the Hill in Flushing, N.Y. The public is invited.

'77 OHS class members sought
The Class of 1977 is looking for lost classmates. Were you a grad-
uate of 1977 or know of someone who graduated in 1977? If you
haven't been contacted about our 30-year reunion coming up on
Oct. 27-29, please call Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101,
Cindy Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at
(863) 634-9491. Reservations will be taken until Oct. 23, 2006.


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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 Taekwondo
students to national competition. Last
year's tournament helped send 34
students to the Southeastern Nation-
al Tournament in March, 2006 and all
came home with trophies. This year's
Nationals will be held in Houston,
Texas in March, 2007. The golf tour-
nament 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 Coun-
try Club at (863) 763-6228; Russ
Adams at (863) 357-0404 or Sunni
Adams at (863) 697-0499. They are
also accepting individual hole spon-
sors. The fee is $100 per hole.
Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tournament to benefit
"Our House", a non-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
contact Jim Pollock at (954) 695-6035
or Tim Celesti at (954) 254-2612.
OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and,
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brahman
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Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
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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 Ill "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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee Coun-
ty need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you
can be a mentor. For informa-
tion, call Toni Doyle at (863)
One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job,
look at the One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 209 S.W Park St. The center
is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Recovery group
needing donations
The new Sobriety in the
Swamp Club is seeking cash
donations to enable it to acquire
a new location and establish a
recovery place for all. Alateen,.
Alanon, AA and NA meetings are
planned. We will appreciate the
community's support and'dona-
tions can be mailed to P.O. Box
1543, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973. A
receipt will be provided for tax
deduction. For information, call
Monica at (863) 697-6235.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become
a volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-
changing program that provides
four-year college scholarships to
deserving sixth and ninth
graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the stu-
dent one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer oppor-
tunities are available in Indian
River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please
call the Indian River Community
College Foundation at (772) 462-
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent.boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Thomas
Jones at (863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second. St. Entertain or educate

yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
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MINI POODLE, Call to identify,
RED NOSE PIT, approx 8 mo.
Female, Found on 10/4, Vic.
NW 6th St. Call to identify.
(863)357-3697 ,
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gray w/red tail feathers, Oak
Park area. Large Reward!
BEAGLE- Male, approx 4 mo.
old. Vic. of Belmont area
Sunday night. Please call
CAT, Male, 4 years old,
neutered, gray tiger striped,
last seen on 30th St, Hwy 98,
Mitchell Rd. (863)610-4466 or
chestnut/white, spots, wear-
ing collar, lost vic of Civic
Center. REWARD
SADDLE, on 10/7/06. Call
(863)357-7561 or
TABBY CAT- Male, Gray, white
feet & diamond on forehead.
Vic. Pioneer Estates. Sat.
10/07 (863)634-3200

CALICO KITTY torty color, fe-
male approx. 1yr., ALSO,
Guinea Pigs. Free to good
home. 863-801-1302
KITTENS- to good homes 6
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
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Employment 21
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
.Sales 230

A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
Apply at the Okee.
Industrial Park
1530 NW 25th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
To work with disabled adults.
CDL a plus. Will train. Aide
will work hand in hand with
instructor in classroom envi-
ronment. Competitive salary
and benefits. Fax resume
to: 863-467-9656,
2825 SW 3rd Terrace.

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

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

Drivers license & own
transportation needed.
Drug Free Workplace.
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
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.
Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid drivers license.
8:30a.m. 4:00p.m.
Monday Friday
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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Pools 9 Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television, Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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

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
maker. Like new. $250.
STOVE- Light base, Self clean-
ing. Good condition $75.
color, 28"w X 25" deepX34"
wide. $75. 863-697-9979
in Labelle.
capacity, brand new, $500
$100 for both..

WOOLEY SHED, 18x12, carpet
inside, asking $250'0.

Never used. $6450.
863)946-3282 or

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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation qf Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765

GIRLS PANTS, Sizes 4 & 5, 5
pairs, from New York Style.
$25 for all or will separate.
-HATS, Stetson. $25
3-4, black & white. $78

3-4, navy blue. $50
(863)675-3659 .
Justin, size 11. $25

AVON BOTTLES- 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $75. for all
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
PHONE- Fat Boy 2003, nev-
er out of box, $50
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
$100 (863)634-7359
STAMP ALBUM, 22k gold
replicas of United States
stamps, each are 1st issued.
$500 (863)763-8146
& 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

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.
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.

PILLOWS (4) & AFGAN, deco-
rative green. $1.5 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
Good condition. $100.
BOYS BUNK BED- white, met-
al, mattresses, 2 set of lin-
ens $200 (863)467-4449
Egyptian cotton w/cherry
wood trim, exc. cond., $500
or best offer. (863)763-0583
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

with 6 chairs. $100
R, '36 Broyhill table, 6 chairs,
bufet & small cabinet, carved
detailing, oak, good cond.,
$800 firm. (561)924-5812
Dark oak, fits.up to 65" TV,
adjustable, glass doors, glass
shelves, $275 (561)914-6746
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,
$60. 863-532-9182.
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.
LOUNGE CHAIR, Vibrating:
Great for back pain $85 & OF-
FICE DESK, White, contempo-
rary. $95 (863)532-9355
$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.
bull barrel, scope,. & case.
Exc.cond. $700. 357-5754

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

w/surroundinfg diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or

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

Calf Chute, Powder River,
makes into a table, new fir.,
new paint, $550..
Hollow body, Classic, $600
1 brown, 1 white. Glass front,
lass shelves, good cond.
50/both,will sep. 697-9979
berglass, 5 steps with rails.
$250. Will separate.
heavy metal, assorted sizes.
$900 for all or will separate.
Tanning Canopy. $300.
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
ries, $200 (863)763-4961

Instruments 0660

SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918
ing $50 (863)635-4455
PIANO- older upright, bench,
beautiful finish, plays well,
$550, You move & tune
(863) 357-0455

PIANO- Wurlitzer, full size,
asking $300 (863)635-4455
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200. (863)471-2256
Pt/upies 067

',ellowi Head m.ale & cage.
1.700 86bl467.150
AQUARIUM- 125 gal. Salt wa-
ter. Oak base, pump & filtra-
tion. Rocks & f.oliage.
$1000. (863)467-8250
Champ.bldline. AKC, health
cert. Great family/hunting
dogs. $800. 863-655-3070 or
BOA 4'- with cage, $100
papers. Male, 9-10 wks old.
$350. (863)214-1286
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
separate. (863)675-4981
old, beautiful, AKC, wormed,
'*V- 1 he I -,d $450

wk.s old, $200
GOATS 1 Nubian female, 1
pygmy female. $80/both, will
sell separate. 239-465-1393
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, $500 each
23 yrs old, good beginner or
kids horse, no bad habits,
$1500 (863)763-1504
RABBIT, with cage. $5
863)357-1256 or
Available for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410
ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, black
& brown $10.

KNEEBOARD Hydroslide
Revolution, $50

(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
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
TV, COLOR, 27" JVC, only 1
year old. Paid $400 Asking
$185. (863)532-9355

For Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip, trlr. & More.
$2500/all. 863-261-6892
man, never used 6 1/8",
$200 (863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell
TABLE SAW, 10" & 4" Planer
combination, cast iron, $100



good, $4800 Negotiable.

Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. dd-
er pref. $1250.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1300,
child gentle, easy keeper
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beauty. $1,800.
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
$2500. (863)673-5058
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1250 neg.
MARE Quarterhorse, 4 yrs.,
green broke, needs good
home. $500.239-707-5423
Call Sharon inLabelle area
Mare Quarter horse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1450. Will
sell separate.
PFHA. 13 year old, Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704
4 ys prilly, 14 handd, IicS.
stands for farrier. $150sj or
best offer. 239-465-1393

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ENGINE- Briggs & Stratton
12.5HP, elec start, asking
$250, Like New
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hori-
zontal shaft, asking $150
walk behind w/Velke instant
reverse w/tracking. Runs
great. $1200. 954-581-8328
'65, original running strong,
Kohler motor, a-true-classic
for show. $800. 227-6066
TOR Hydrostatic 48" liquid
cooled. Kawasaki eng., new
batt. $1200. 954-581-8328
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
Spanish, Alpine mix, $75
each. (863)467-9950

CHICKENS-(12), $36 for all, or
best offer, will separate.
(863)357-1256 or

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

Rentals I

RD ftp
ft 46 4op

TABLE SAW- Craftsman, 10",
cast iron table, vintage, $70
(863)763-4149 or
561)758-4337 cell

GAME BOYS (2) Advanced
SRP x-box. $150/both or will
sell separate. 863-763-6507
XBOX w/1500 games. Every
Nintendo & Super N game
loaded. Great Xmas gift.

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture I

Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Eqipfm ent 0805'

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

OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1 BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313

11th St, $8503/mo 1st-&
Sec, Call (863)634-7722
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 2br,1 ba, $1100
+ util. Annual lease
215-359-7779 Really Nice'

se -Rent 0930

MUST SEE!r 2/1 Fully luim,
many extras, new ( A'Hil -.i
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/.W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable

Real Estate

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw,
'98, w/motor & trailer, Merc:
Mariner 150hp, Exc cond.
$12,900 (863)610-1276
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. l86335,--1-J2 .
BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp\
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trlr.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
BOWRIDER 15 '72 ull :nly
needs mtr., on trir. Fair ,:orn.
edition. $600 or best offer.'
CAROLINA SKIP, 16ft., 25hp'
Mariner motor & trailer $650,
EXTENSION BAR for boat, 4',.
total 5'3" long, made to used
w/4' overhang camper,-
$100. (863)357-6113 .. '
70hp Johnson & trailer,.
needs some work: $500 ort
best offer. (863)467-5360
Garmin GPS li Hand neld or
deck nmouinl ,5.
JON BOAT, 11'. F 15.1,5 or'
beil liner i6315 '-9 .55
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft,.Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
shape, $2500.
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 6Ohpi
Evinrude, $2495 firm,

CAMPER- '99, Needs work'
$1000. (863)634-7780-
GMC BOUNDER 1987, 32 Ft.,
Loaded. Needs work. $1000.'
,361)41-7027 .
TRUCK TOPPER- For short'
bed full size. P/U Good condi-;
tion. $275. (863)824-0505 -;

DUCED! FSBO, New, 04',
2/2/2 maple cabinets, walk
in closets, hurricane shut-
ters, other upgrades, lot
124x125. 100% fin. avail.
$165,000 (239)989-5063
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-8114
NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2t'a Gr. L. LR M1ni Fr,-f
E,.ir.or 115K LJ0,0ke
Associates 1-800-543-2495
Lake access 3br, 1ba.
screened heated pool. I .'322'
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000

in Sebring area.
Call 663-4.0965

Mobile Homes

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

SEASONAL: Just bring your
toothbrush! 1 BR, 1 BA, Com-
pletely furnished. All utillil:
paid. Really Nice! No pets.
.10 I i:I. mo + 1st, last, sec.
dep.& ref's. (863)763-8872

Lake Okeechobee by Kissimee
River. Annual fee only $1995.
Call Marc at (863)467-1833 i

Par Tim


OKEECHOBEE- By owner, DW,'
3br, 2ba, over 1200 sq ft.,',
lake access, 50 ft dock,,
fenced yard w/ beautiful'
landscaping, open interior.
design, many more features,
$154,900 Call-'
(863)467-2112 after 5pm


Boats 3005
Campers/ RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 30(20
Marine Miscellaneous 3025.
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

BASSWOOD, Brand rew CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
Hwy. 70 East, 2br, iba on 1
acre, all appl. nr ., jusI re-
modeled, c/a & heat, no
pets, $750 mo. + 1st, last &
sec. (863)447-2130
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461,
KINGS BAY- 32. VV,D ljavr,
service included p Ool, po rlen
.$1 18631697-3008
CREEK 3BR/2BA, 2100
S F wi'do $135,5'mo
863-670-5967 Ljaeland #
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, Ig. lot, $1000
mo. + util.. 1st, last & sec.
dep. & ref's 18631357-0707
PALM CREEK- For Rent ".'[r
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community.
pool. $1600. mo. + 1st &
last (561)262-9191
1200 S.F., Lake access
w/dock. $1,000/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #

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
Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831

OkA enhnhaee News. Monday. October 16. 2006

CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel, CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '93,
New awnings, screen end., all ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4, Runs great,' cold a/c, very
extras. Like new, $12K Stainless steel dump bed, good condition. $5000 or
863-357-1784/239-821-8787 $175 (863)357-5754 best offer. (863)697-3919
Low hours. Great Christmas mIs Good condition. Asking
WAVE RUNNER- Yamaha, '91, gift $3500. 863-517-0448 $2,200. (863)675-1446
Low hours, Trailer included. YAMAHA KODIAK45006 DODGE AVENGER '99, Sport,
$1000. (863)863-517-0448 auto. 4x4, 2yrs. ext. warr., aOGEAllE pr9d pSar
push button 4whl. drive, low V6-auto, all pwr, cd player
M -ri hours. $5K. 863-228-1730 c/c, cold a/c, runs great, new
Ac e 3 0I $YAMAHATIMBERWOLF-2250 tres. $3500 (863)467-7076

BOAT MOTOR, 20hp Mercury 2x4, 1996, red, front & rear EAGLE TALON, '91, brand new
jet motor, used on Zodiac or racks, runs great, $1.300 alt., turbo charge & clutch,
flat bottom boat, runs good. (863)357-2988 blown head, new tires $1000
$250 (863)697-2525 I or best offer. (863)801-6081
CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-FORD ESCORT LX '97, 4 door,
lass, for boat or pontoon. FOUR WINDS '96, 36' with excellent1500 con357dition, all pow-0
300 (561)723-1690 slide out, fully furnished utility er $500 (863)357-1430
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo- bidg. included. In Palm Dale, Ford Mustang '94, sporty, tint-
tor, like new, less than 100 FL.$8,000. (419)747-2923 ed win., stereo, a/c, fast car,
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank, TRAVEL TRAILER, '88 gr.ra on 'gs. 410. $2500. or
oar. $1700 (863)675-0162 Hi-Lo, 27 foot b .I oner (8631983-7211V
S find a job In Good condition, $3500. FORD TAURUS 1989 Station
How do you find a Job in (352)302-6868 Wagon. New brake-job.
today's competitive TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24' Good work car. $750 neg..
ment sectIon ofthe clas good condition, no leaks, (863)675-6822/675-1907
sifmendsectonotec asking $900 (863)467-5680 FORD TEMPO '92 cold a/c,
M ot e I after 2pm good mpg, $1K or best offer.
30oi 863-697-8243
needs tires. $500 or best of- Baby blue, 2 door, a/c,
fer. Call Don am/fm, runs good, $1000 or
(863)467-1261 [ lll best offer. (863)673-9081
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01 GRAND PRIX '95- blue, 2dr,
clean bike, runs great. Automobiles 4005 ac, cd player $1800 or best
$1500 or best offer. Autos Wanted 4010 offer(863)697-1055
863-634-2423 Iv.msg. Classic Cars 4015
SCOOTER, Kasea 50B motor Commercial Trucks 4020 INFINITY Q-45 '91- new tires,
iSCOOTER, Kasea, sB motor- Construction cold ac, runs good, ext.
sized, by uingqi, runs good, qupmen 4025 good, needs seat cover 122K,
can be tagged for road use, r..gmen
$500 (863)228-4202 Foregn Cars 4030 $2000.(863)467-0890
Four Wheel Drive 4035
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05, Heavy DutyTrucks4040 JAGUAR '91, Souv., 4 door,
blk./chrome, saddle bags, Parts- Repairs 4045 recent tune up, a/c converted
wind shield, shift drive, liquid Pickup Trucks 4050 to 134A, new tires, brakes,
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean, Sport Utility 4055 wheel bearings, above average
40+mpg., $4,800 Tractor Trailers 4060 condition, $3450
863-467-9390 Utility Trailers 4065 (863)634-4798
YAMAHA TTR 125 '04- less Vans 4070 LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
than 15 hours, $2500 or V8, auto., low, miles. $1800
best offer (863)634-3797 auso 'mI (863)675-7105
than 10 hrs, brand new, BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90- good cond in/out, cold ac,
$3000 or best offer only made 1 year, $1500 or new tires, $1800
(863)634-3797 best offer (863)261-4517 (863)673-6819




TRANSMISSION Auto, for Request
JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER '97 V6 Chevy S10, $400, Goodeand
86- 4x4, good cond., runs (863)783-2389.
well, $900 or trade for 4 The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) w
wheeler( 863)2612269 WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006 secudrngtheftollowing:
wheeler(863)261-226 Mustang, brand new BF
SUZUKI SIDEKICK '87- 4wh Goodrich Radial tires, will in- soi water mainittings)
dr. 6" lift, 32 Buck Shots, stall. $800 (863)697-0467 Tractormowlng ttachmenta
$2500 (863)673-4998 I I ,eee
*0HOPE Directional drilling
;Gilifar 0ii 7iiii Lawn Mowing
CHEVY 3/4 TON '95- ext cab, concrete repair
GOLF CART 4 whl, w/battery 4x4, $2000 or best offer Asphaltrepalr
charger, runs & looks great. (863)697-1055 Detailed bid documents are available upo
$800 firm. 863-697-2631 or Director, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, (Ti
(863)763-7666 eves. CHEVY PICKUP, '84, 1/2 ton, The OUA rveerves therightto reject an)
4x4, parts or whole, $650. any bid wherever such rejection or wai
S(561) 644-4840 Fort Drum o f the OUA.
i(561)644-4840 Fort Drum The Sealed Bids must be delivered to tl
CHEVY S-10, '87, V8 conver- Okeechobee Utility Authority Office,
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES sion, overdrive, a/c, runs 34974 on orbefore 3:00 PMon Novembi
Set (4); fits Trailblazers/En- very good. $2500. JohnFHayford
voys. $1000. 863-634-5888 (863)697-2525 Executive Director
168382 ON 10/13-19/06
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5 1 owner, cold a/c, $2500
lug. Like new. Asking $300. (863)610-0732 .,ick
or best offer. (863)697-9117 DODGE DAKOTA'96- 4 cyl, 5
FORD BRONCO '79 complete spd, AC, good cond., $2500
vehicle minus transfer case. (772)618-0607 FORD RANGER 2005 Ext. Cab
9" front/rear end, straight ax- w/Camper Top. 5K miles.
le. $600 Neg. 863-447-6871 DODGE DAKOTA SLT 2000 Excellent condition. $12,200.
Club Cab, 6 cyl, Leer cap, (863)675-1446
FORD BRONCO '91 for parts, New tires, Low mileage. Extra
running mtr., have trans., ex- nicely $8500. (863)763-3310 FORD RANGER XLT '92
tra running gear. $500/all. DDGE AM 'Ai r Hemi 4 cyi standard, cold a/c,
561-722-5289 DODGE RAM 105 4 dr Hemi, $1200 Negot. 863-7634149
561-722-5289 w/Reese slider, low mileage, ort561-758-4337
FORD F150 '89- parts, 5.8 en- Like new, $22K. Must Seel or561-758-4337
gine, auto trans, lots of good 863-357-1784/239-821-8787 FORD UHAUL TRUCK '79 14'
parts, Call with needs $800 FORD F350 '86- 4dr dually, alum. w/grandma's attic. Good
will sep (863)763-2389 diesel, needs work, $750 for storage. Does not run.You
FORD F600 4 DR. DUMP (863)673-0951 move$500.239-368-7291 aft3
hurricanek,77. Motor stuck sce800.763-1370 FORD 350 DUALLY DIESEL GMC SIERRA GRANDE, '77,
urricane.,$800. 763-13 '89- 4dr, runs excellent, cold brand new tires, needs minor
HITCH, Weight distributing, w/ air, new alternator, $3500 or work, runs, $300.
2 5/16 balls, equalizer balls, best offer (561)951-8767 (863)697-0878
$25 r &(863)228 hmets. 202 FORD F150 LARIAT '90, V8, NISSAN PU XE '95- ext cab, 6
$250(86) -4 auto, P/S, P/W, needs paint, cyl., asking $2500
RIMS- BIk & Chrome Spider 4 Runs great $1200. (863)261-2729
lug rims, w/205/40/17 Kuh- 561-758-4337/863-763-4149
mo tires, like new, $300 or FRD 10 LT- Reg.
best offer (863)261-2546 cab, Auto. V-6, Loaded, 57K K
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15 mi., 4 new tires. All .pwr, Tow JEEP CHEROKEE, '90, 4 wheel
$100. 863-517-2077 pck. $10,000. (863)467-6079 drive, needs work, $500 or
TIRES/RIMS (4) mud grip, FORD F250, '80, motor runs, best offer. (863)697-1810
36" tall, 80% tread, $400. Body good shape. Needs ii r
561-722-5289 new auto. trans. $600. or 1
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber- bestoffer. (863)673-5058 BOX VAN TRAIL MOBILE,
glass, fits full size long bed FORD F350, '84, Diesel, 4 48Ft. Good tires. New brake
truck, tan in color, $900 or door, $1200. job. Road Worthy $2250.
best offer. (863)697-9117 (863)517-0448 (863)675-6822/675-1907

Company to study broadband feasibility

Fairfax, Va. Powerline Telco
(PLT), which offers turnkey solu-
tions to communities left behind
in the nation's migration to
Broadband, today announced
that the Florida Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initiative
(FHREDI) has awarded PLT a
contract to evaluate broadband
feasibility in the six counties and
four cities that comprise the Rural
Area of Critical Economic Con-
cern (RACEC). The study \\ill be
funded by a '$110,000 grant
awarded to FHREDI by Governor
Jeb Bush in August, earnmaiked
lor (rdarninire the economic
impact of reliable broadband

Internet access in 'South Central
According to the Organization
for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD), the United
States ranks twelfth on a list of 30
countries in access to broadband
services. Although almost 50M
U.S. consumers have access to
fast Internet services, rural com-
munities are-often located out-
side the economic reach of DSL
and cable Internet access. Power-
line Telco will be working with
FHPEDI to study the feasibility,
economic impact and technology
considerations to create the busi-
ness case and service rollout for

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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Certificate of Recognition
Each year the Women of Tomorrow chapter of American
Business Women's Association (ABWA) recognizes
Okeechobee business women. President Marilyn Rinear
(left) and nominating member Kathleen Shatto (right)
present Maureen Burroughs, owner of Syble's Flowers,
with her certificate of recognition in the category of com-
munity service. Maureen is distinguished because of her
work with Main Street and many other community and
charitable works.

fast Internet in the counties of
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands and Okeechobee and
the cities of Belle Glade,
Immokalee, Pahokee and South
"Florida's Heartland REDI, is a
Regional Economic Develop-
ment agency in South Central
Florida that touts a Rural Lifestyle
with access, to a skilled work-
force, ,,'global transportation
routes, and a strong public-pri-
vate partnership," said Lynn
Topel, Executive Director of
FHREDI. '"Companies such as
U.S. Sugar Corp, Georgia-Pacific,.
Southern Garden Citrus Process-
ing and Wai-Mart Distribution
Center already call our communi-
ties home. We recognize the
importance of Broadband Inter-
net access to expand our busi-
ness base. Powerline Telco brings
a unique, approach and clear
expertise that will assist an
incoming, rural ISP to plan, build
and manage the successful Inter-
net services that Will further drive
economic development in the
region. ?
Powverline Telco is beginning
the broadband feasibility study
immediately. Future phases of the
project will include:
Offering a detailed business
case and project plan for the
implementation of fast Internet
services in the region.
Preparing a detailed plan-
ning budget for broadband
Providing detailed descrip-
tions of the resources, support
.and job descriptions for key posi-
tions needed to facilitate the proj-
Assisting with the communi-
ty, governmental and business
outreach necessary to make the

project a success.
"With low population density
communities located within 80
percent of the counties in the
U.S., there is a real need for effec-
tive broadband strategies that
bring these .services to those not
reached by traditional DSL and
cable Internet offerings," said
Subodh Nayar, the rural services
practice manager at Powerline
Telco. "With an attractive busi-
ness climate and growing popu-
lation, Florida's Heartland is a
prime example of the type of.
community best served by a
Rural ISP. We are thrilled to be
working with FHREDI to plan the
introduction of affordable, acces-
sible broadband Internet servic-

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Kinchen honored
Bonnie Kinchen, past president of the Women of Tomor-
row Chapter of American Business Women's Association
(ABWA) is honored as Woman of the Year by current
president Marilyn Rinear.

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submitted to OkeechoDee News
New roof
Seminole Elementary School has a new roof. Big Lake Roofing started work on the
expansive roof just before school began. When the children returned to school the com-
pany switched to nights and worked into the wee hours of the morning. The Big Lake
Roofing crew, (shown on roof), under the leadership of Shorty Lamb, made excellent
progress. In this extensive project, Big Lake Roofing installed new composite insulation
board, Owens Corning underlayment, and 40-year HP Weatherguard shingles. That's
about 64,000 shingles, 384,000 nails and more than 6,000 man hours. Celebrating the
new roof are: (from' left to right), crew member, Janet Colunga; Assistant President, Tracy
Downing; Job Supervisor, Shorty Lamb; and, Seminole Elementary Principal, Terri Dixon.

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Services NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community
receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of District will hold Regular Meetings in the offices at Indian River Community Col-
legrecevee, Dixon HendBisry Campus Room B111, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972, at 2:00 p.m. on:
November 7, 2006
December 5,2006
January 9, 2007
February 6,2007
March 6,2007
April 3, 2007
May 1,2007
June 5, 2007
July 10,2007
request from the office of the Executive August 7, 2007
) 863-763-9460, (Fax) 863-763-3746. September, 2007
or all bids and to waive any formalities in
r is determined to be in the best interest The purpose of the meetings are to conduct any business coming before the Board.
Copies of the Agenda for any of the meetings may be obtained by contacting the
District Manager at (561) 630-4922 or toll free 877-737-4922 at least five (5)
Executive Director's office, located at dayspriortothe date ofthe particularmeeting.
l0 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
S7, 2006. From time to time one or two Supervisors may participate by telephone; therefore a
speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may
be fully informed of the discussions taking place. Said meeting may be continued
as found necessary to a time and place specified on the record.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter con-
sidered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and
such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony an evi-
tlitie U dence on which the appeal s based.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person
TOW DOLLY- with all acces- requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at any of these
series including elec brake, meeting should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 or toll-free
s0 (66 74 inluig1 66 877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days pritothe date of the particular meeting.
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, 168450 ON 10/16/06
open flatbed, tilt, For Motor-
cycles or.lawn mowers.
$585. (561)670-3636
$585.(561)670-3636 REQUEST FOR BIDS(RFB) 6000000034/C736.
Crown, 4ft driver on gate.n- The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
board Diamond tool box. ExC. Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
Cond. $900. (863)763-6909 for C-25 Canal Bank Repairs, St, Lucle County, FL on Tuesday, November 14,
2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and
R! publicly read. Project involves repair of canal banks including removal of vegeta-
f l Mo tiun, backfill & compaction,of banks, sloping, turf reinforcement mat & sodrding
ncatd flina t 1 3 banks of Canal C-25 between spillway structures S-50 &
DODGE RAM VAN, '92, runs "'' an i.Oi':,ral. pre-bld conference will be held onsite on Wednesday, No-
dernb ws, 1 2006 ar 10:00 a.m. North on CR713,(King's Highway), and approxi-
good, good tires, $1000 or T, ,f q ,mi) ai,om SR70 (Okeechobee Ro ad) is C-25 Canal. Spillway
best offer. (863)467-4004 Structure. S-99 is 4.5 miles west of King's Highway. For directions cal
Ford H t Van, 89, tow (863) 462-5280. Site visitawill immedlatelytfollow.
pkg, full power, seats 8, TV All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
CB radio $2000. LaBelle ats purchasing a set for $12.00 at the above address, bycalling
Area. (863)675-4970 msg. (561)682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5200. The
Public Is invited to attend the bid opening. Informanon on the status of this so-
FORD VAN- '88, Runs good. lcltnation can be obtained at our web
Good tires $300. 168557 ON 10/16/06
(863)674-9907 ,

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