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Vol. 97 No. 290 Tuesday, October 17,2006 504 Plus tax


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Escaped sex offender sou


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Members of law enforcement
and the state's Department of
Corrections (DOC) are combing
South Florida in search of con-
victed sex offender Robert Robe-
deau, 25, who fled Okeechobee
County shortly after 8 p.m. on
Friday, Oct. 13.
The remote tracking device
worn by Robedeau was located
by authorities at his place of
employment early Monday after-
noon.
Robedeau, who was convicted
in Brevard County for fondling a 9-
year-old girl, was living in a group
home for registered sex offenders


at 7272 N.W.
81st Court. The
home is
owned by WJ. "- -:'
Fillmore of '
Jupiter and
rented by -
Matthew 25 .
Ministries in
Lake Worth. It
is a group Robert
home for regis- Robedeau
tered offenders
that has come under fire by neigh-
bors, as well as county officials
and Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May.
According to Detective Shane
Altman of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the


tracking device -worn by Rdbe-
deau puts him inside the home at
7:55 p.m. Friday. The device also
indicates it was cut off his ankle at
8:11 p.m. that same evening.
Both the ankle bracelet and the
tracking device were found lying
in a corner of the Entegra Roof Tile
Cooperation building located in
the City of Okeechobee's Industri-
al Park on Northeast Ninth
Avenue, where Robedeau was an.
employee.
The business is approximately
7 miles from. Robedeau's Dixie
Ranch Acres home.
Detective Altman indicated
Robedeau apparently had access
to the building.
Registered sex offenders are


required to wear the ankle
bracelet and carry a box. The box
is actually how they can be
tracked by the Global Positioning
System (GPS). The bracelet teth-
ers the person to the box and is
attached to the person. As long as
the offender carries the box, they
can be tracked.
The bracelet and box were
found by using the GPS signal.
Homeowner Staci Sharpe said
when she first saw OCSO deputies
"all over the place" Friday night
she became concerned.
"I went out and asked one of
the deputies what was going
on," said Mrs. Sharpe who, along
with her husband Bo and their
three children, live next door to


the offenders. "It made me nerv-
ous for a moment, until I talked
to the deputies.
"I asked them: 'Do you see
why we don't want this in the
neighborhood?' and they said they
understood," she added.
Mrs. Sharpe and other home-
owners in the area recently took
their case before the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioners who listened, and passed
an emergency ordinance last
week. In essence the ordinance
states that it is unlawful for any
sexual offender to reside in the
same dwelling unit or within sepa-
rate dwelling units on a single lot
See Offender Page 2


Vehicle of slain
family found in WPB
WEST PALM BEACH (AP,
Authorities on Monday
found the vehicle tha;
belonged to a family of four
before they were shot to death
last week along Florida's Turn-
pike, the St. Lucie Count3
sheriff said.
The 1998 four-door black
Jeep Cherokee was discov-
ered at about 8:45 a.m. in ar.
industrial section of, Wes'
Palm Beach, about 70 miles
south of where the shootings
occurred, Sheriff Ken J. Mas-
cara said.
The vehicle was being
towed to the sheriff's office in
Fort Pierce to be processed for
evidence.
Page 2

S Bralinans fall
to Panthers, 21-6
The Okeechobee Brah-
mans (2-5) were defeated 21-
6 when they traveled to Lawn-
wood Stadium in Ft. Pierce
Friday evening to take on the
Panthers (3-4) of Ft. Pierce
Westwood High School.
The game started out slow
with neither team making it to
the scoreboard in the first
quarter.
Devondre Blakely of West-
wood took the ball in on a
one-yard run in the second
quarter to put Westwood on
the board. Panther kicker Alex
Sierra booted the ball through
the uprights for the point after.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 510
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.07 feet


Pumpkins return: Pumpkin Patch is now open!
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SOkeecnotee News'Lorna Jablonski
A happy scarecrow guards over the First United Methodist Church's annual pumpkin
patch. Volunteers worked together Saturday morning to set up the popular event. The
patch is located at 200 N.W. Second Street.


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Okeechobee News/Karen Smith
These two friendly creatures visit the Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church
at 200 N.W. Second Ave.


Salary talks



for teachers




to continue


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Teachers and non-instruc-
tional or classified employees of
the Okeechobee County School
Board will have to wait a little
longer to find out how much of
.atj_.eth>v\\lllgl ,. ta.se i.e. ,.I,
In what has become a pat,-
tern, representatives of the
Okeechobee County Education


Association, the union that rep-
resents teachers and non-
instructional or classified school
system enplor: ees and school
board representatives met for
half a day on Monday, Oct. 15,
without reaching agreement on
salaries. '
Both sides have mei se erai
See Salary-Page 2


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
A former major with the
Okeechobee City Police
Department will address the
Okeechobee City Council
tonight as prescribed in the
settlement of federal lawsuit
between the two.
The council will meet at 6
p.m. Tuesday in the council
chambers at City Hall to also


discuss some temporary street
closings, the sale of hard liquor
on Sunday, reduction in park-
ing requirements and hear an
update from the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA).
The council will hear from
John Thomas "Tommy"
Raulerson in accordance to the
Sept. 29 settlement agreement
See Council Page 2


Lake level
Last Year:
15.61 feet


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(SOURCE: s
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index

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Comics ............ 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ...... .. ..4
Sports ........ . .5
TV ............... 11
Weather ........... .2
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OUA may acquire


Blue Heron system


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Expansion of the waste-
water treatment plant, a cus-
tomer complaint and acquir-
ing the Blue Heron water
system are major topics on the
agenda for Tuesday's meeting
of the board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA).
Plans to expand the utility's
wastewater treatment from 1
million gallons a day to 1.232
million gallons a day might
have to be revised.
The OUA board is sched-
uled to consider bids received
for the expansion project. The
two bids received, each
around $6.9 million, far exceed
the Community Development
Block Grant of $2,272,000 for
the project. There are two
options under consideration -
redo the project or work with
the low bidder to reduce costs.
The board will also consid-


er passing a resolution declar-
ing their intent to seek reim-
bursements for capital expen-
ditures from the sale of bonds.
This resolution would be a first
step toward the issuance of
bonds and must be in place
before bonds can be issued.
William Brewer is sched-
uled to address the board con-
cerning the color and quality
of water at his home. Staff has
already implemented several
procedures to help alleviate
the problem.
Once again the soon-to-be
owners of Blue Heron, South-
east Contractors and Engi-
neers, Inc. have petitioned the
OUA board to consider taking
possession of the water sys-
tem.
The board will also receive
the financial statement for the
period ending Sept. 30.
The meeting begins at 8:30
a.m. at the OUA building, 100
S.W. Fifth Ave.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Menu winners
As part of National School Lunch Week Oct. 9-13, students at Central Elementary
School got to vote on their favorite menu item. Representing the menu choices that
were voted on are (left to right, first row), Chelsea Wharin as Ricky Chicken, Austen
Holmes as Rocco Taco (second row), Mary Baker as Sally Salad, Samantha Devore as
Pete Pizza and Dezirae Fonseca as Heddy Spaghetti. Standing behind them is Elaine
Nash, food service manager. The winner was Pete Pizza (Samantha Devore) with 296
votes. Rocco Taco (Austen Holmes) was second with 129 votes. All the students
received prizes for participating in the contests. Winners for best campaign were Heddi
Spaghetti (Dezirae Fonseca) first place and runner up is Rocco Taco (Austen Holmes).
Winners in the coloring contest were (not pictured) Jose Perez and Marizol Holmes.


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Community Events


Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at
(863) 610-0973.


Offender
Continued From Page 1
or within the same duplex or multi-
family dwelling with another sex
offender.
Exceptions are made for mar-
ried offenders and those residing in
some type of rehabilitation facility.
"I think the reason he ran is
because the sheriff's office is doing
such a good job with this," said
Mrs. Sharpe of the increased patrol
in the area. "I feel safe right now
with their presence. Out of all the
sheriff's we've had, I feel the most
confident with him (Sheriff May).
This is not a political thing with
him, it's a personal thing."
Sheriff May said he agreed with
Mrs. Sharpe on why Robedeau
fled.
"This is exactly what I was
afraid of," said the sheriff. "I think
our presence in the area had some-


thing to do with it."
Whatever the reason, Detective
Altman said Robedeau could be in
Brevard County, his home, or Fort
Lauderdale. The detective said
Monday afternoon that he believed
Robedeau is traveling with a friend
by the name of Ben, who is from
Fort Lauderdale.
"We definitely believe he is out
of the county," he said of Robe-
deau.
Detective Altman said Pat Pow-
ers, another registered sex offender
who lived with Robedeau in Dixie
Ranch Acres, gave him the infor-
mation about Ben.
"He's cooperating in this investi-
gation. He's doing all that he can,"
said Detective Altman of Powers.
Powers is also a registered
offender, but acts as a local director
for Matthew 25 Ministries by mak-
ing sure other offenders register
with the OCSO and receive coun-
seling and treatment.
Robedeau, who was released


Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.


from the Avon Park Correctional
Institute on April 4 of this year,
moved into the home in Dixie
Ranch Acres on Aug. 30. Robedeau
was arrested in 2001 charged with
three counts of false imprisonment
of a child under 13 and lewd and
lascivious conduct on a victim
under 16 by an offender over 18.
Records indicate the false
imprisonment charges were
dropped.
The 5-foot-8-inch, 151-pound
Robedeau first moved into the
Matthew 25 Ministries home at
2587 S.E. 63rd Ave., then briefly left
the program. But, he re-entered the
after-care treatment program and
moved into the home on N.W. 81st
Court.
Not long before Robedeau fled,
a third offender moved into the
home on Oct. 13. Matthew Grant,
21, was arrested Feb. 23, 2006, in
Bradford County on a charge of
lewd and lascivious act on a victim
under 16 by an offender over 18.


Records show he had consensual
sex with a 14 year old.
Detective Altman said DOC has
already received a warrant calling
for Robedeau's arrest on a charge
of absconding. Once arrested,
Robedeau will be in violation of his
probation and will be returned to
prison.
"We definitely want to put a
-hand on him and put him in jail,"
said Detective Altman.
And even though there were
some tense moments when she
first learned of the man's escape,
Mrs. Sharpe said it was actually a
good thing.
"This is just one less thing we
have to worry about," she said. "If
he gets caught he'll be back in
prison."
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Salary
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times previously. The last time
was a month ago, on Friday, Sept.
15. Negotiators decided at that
time to postpone talks until a later
date due to unforeseen circum-
stances.
The school system is in the sec-
ond year of a three-year contact
with its employees. Every three
years a new contract is negotiated.
However, in each year of a con-
tract either side can make certain
language changes or salaries can
be adjusted.
Most of the proposed language
changes to the contract have been
approved by both sides.
Both sides previously approved
insurance coverage, as well a con-
tract change to give teachers who
receive a reading endorsement a
one-time $ 1,000 bonus.
They also approved salary sup-
plements for coaches and
increased salaries for all after
school program teachers from


Council

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between the City of Okeechobee
and Mr. Raulerson. Following the
appearance of Mr. Raulerson,
retired Judge William L. Hendry
will speak to the council concern-
ing the Raulerson civil action and
issues of fairness and procedures.
Mr. Raulerson allegedly violat-
ed department procedures by
reportedly accepting a tarpaulin
and toiletries while serving on
hurricane relief in DeSoto County
in September of 2004.
Mr. Raulerson was terminated
on Sept. 23, 2004, for allegedly
violating department policy
which prohibits members from
accepting gifts that might tend to
cast an adverse reflection on the
department or any employee
without the express permission of
the chief.
According to his termination
letter, Chief Denny Davis states
that Mr. Raulerson failed to dis-
close in writing to his office the
disposition of these items, and the
circumstances of obtaining the
items, as required.
He also allegedly violated three
other policies, according to his
termination letter, which require
employees to adhere to the code
of ethics of office, as well as
department policies and those of
the City of Okeechobee and to
adhere to a code of conduct that
requires employees, whether on
or off duty, to conduct themselves
in a manner that will not discredit
themselves or the department.
He also allegedly violated poli-
cy number three which requires
employees to refrain from induc-
ing other members to act in viola-


$18 to $20 an hour.
Although there x\as no agree-
ment on salaries, three. minor
changes to the contract were
agreed upon. at the Oct. 15 meet-
ing.
Paraprofessionals who serve
as substitute teachers will receive
$17 an hour. They will receive
three-and-one-half hours for half a
day or seven hours for a full day.
Both sides also agreed that no
new employees will be placed on
a pay scale above current employ-
ees with equal experience.
The third contract modification
agreed upon was that employees
undergoing a lateral change will
be placed on a pay grade equiva-
lent or greater than their present
pay step. However, the big issue,
pay increases for teachers and
classified workers is still unre-
solved. Figures have been pro-
posed, but no agreement has
been reached.
This year, both sides are con-
sidering major changes to the pay
scale for teachers and classified
employees.


tion of lawful and reasonable
departmental policies, regula-
tions or orders.
Mr. Raulerson was suspended
with pay on Sept. 9, 2004, and ter-
minated on Sept. 23, 2004.
According to Mr. Raulerson,
and a sworn affidavit by Yassert
Gonzalez dated Sept 17, 2004,
who worked through the Florida
Division of Forestry as a volunteer
co-director of the Route 761 Dis-
tribution Center in DeSoto County
after Hurricane Charley, it was
within the authority of Mr. Yassert
to grant Mr. Raulerson the right to
take supplies from the center.
According to this affidavit, in
talks between Mr. Yassert and Mr.
Raulerson, Mr. Yassert learned
that the house of Mr. Raulerson's
father-in-law, Judge Hendry, had
suffered damage to his roof in
Okeechobee County during the
storm and was experiencing leak-
age as a result.
Mr. Yassert told Mr. Raulerson
that "he could take one of the tar-
paulins from the large supply that
they had on hand and use it on his
relative's roof in Okeechobee
County," according to Mr.
Yassert's sworn affidavit.
According to the affidavit, it
"was standard procedure for
those assisting with the relief
effort. He was told to 'take what
he needed' for himself and his
officers from the supplies from
the distribution center."
This affidavit was included in
an internal investigation report
that was completed by Captain
Dale R. LaFlam of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office by
request of Chief Davis.
Capt. LaFlam conducted
sworn taped interviews with
Matthew Hurst, Bryan Lowe and


In the current teacher pay
scale, there are "balloon steps"
.with disproportionate- gaps
between them. There are two rea-
sons for unequal differences in the
steps.
Over the years, more money
was added to the upper steps in
an effort to keep experienced
teachers. The other reason was
adding money at the starting steps
to attract new teachers.
Through the years, differing
amounts of money have been
added to different steps on the pay
scale that make disproportionate
jumps between some steps.
Under the current pay system,
a lot of money goes into the bal-
loon steps that could go toward
increasing salaries on the other
steps.
Turning to non-instructional
pay, currently there are 28 differ-
ent pay scales for a wide variety of
non-instructional employees
including bus drivers, lunchroom
workers, mechanics and secre-
taries.
The union proposal reduces


Dawn Wendt who were OCPD
officers at that time and were in
DeSoto County with Mr. Rauler-
son. Capt. LaFlam also conducted
sworn taped interviews of OCPD
Detective J.P. Zeiglar, OCPD
Sergeant William Hill and OCPD
Sergeant David Wilbur, as well as
Mr. Raulerson.
This report was given to Chief
Davis with the affidavit from Mr.
Yassert that was provided by
Attorney Jerry Bryant, who was
representing Mr. Raulerson.
According to depositions on
Aug. 9, 2006, concerning the law-
suit between Mr. Raulerson and
the city, Capt. LaFlam stated that
upon completion of this report he
would normally have included
some sort of statement of what
violations he found and also a rec-
ommendation for whatever pun-
ishment or lack thereof that
should be done. But due to the
investigation being outside of his
agency, he was going to allow
them to listen to the statements
and come to their own conclu-
sions.
The two parties settled during
mediation on Sept. 29, 2006, in
West Palm Beach. Due to the
uncertainties of litigation, it was in
the best interests of each party to
resolve the matter prior to trial,
thus there is no acknowledgment
in the settlement of liability on the
claims by the City of Okeechobee.
The terms of the settlement
include:
Payment on behalf of the city
to Mr. Raulerson in the sum of
$75,000, inclusive of attorney's
fees and costs.
A general release executed
by Mr. Raulerson in favor of the
city for all claims, and a dismissal
of all pending litigation.


these down to four pay schedules.
The dollar amount between each
step'of a particular non-instruc-
tional pay schedule would be the
same.
For teachers, the new proposal
has 20 steps with graduated, regu-
lar increases between steps.
"I think the district has quite a
bit of recurring revenue that can
be used to settle these contracts,"
union negotiator Diane Falvo
asserted.
She presented figures to sub-
stantiate her claim that with
increases in ad valorem taxes and
money from the state, there is a
6.59 percent increase in available
recurring funds for salaries that
would preclude having to dip into
the fund balance.
No date has been set to resume
talks.
Until salary changes are agreed
upon by sides and ratified by the
school board and union mem-
bers, teachers and classified work-
ers will work under the present
pay scale.


A letter from the city which
rescinds the previous letter of ter-
mination of. Mr. Raulerson's
employment, with an immediate
written resignation from employ-
ment by Mr. Raulerson. The pur-
pose of this is to permit Mr.
Raulerson, if otherwise permitted
by law, to reinvest certain funds
into his retirement program he
possessed prior to his termina-
tion.
Mr. Raulerson will be permit-
ted to be on the city council agen-
da prior to Nov. 1, or appear
through counsel, to address the
council; no action by the council
will be taken on the appearance.
Neither party shall disparage
the other in any manner concern-
ing the issues raised in litigation.
In other business, the council
will discuss amending the city
code to allow the sale of hard
liquor on Sunday requested by
Praful Mehta, owner of U & V Dis-
count located at 515 S. Parrott
Ave., due to the loss of sales dur-
ing the holiday season since
Christmas Eve and New Year's
Eve fall on successive Sundays.
Temporary street closing appli-
cations will be considered for the
Okeechobee Main Street celebra-
tion and Central Elementary
School's Annual Fall Festival.
The council will consider
approval of the purchase of police
vehicles through the Florida Sher-
iff's Association Bid Award.
New American Physical Thera-
py and MD-13 Warehouses both
submitted requests for on-street
parking providing a 20 percent
parking reduction as recom-
mended by the city's technical -
review committee. .


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News Briefs

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
4p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories, hand-
crafted furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewelry, needle-
work, candles, wearable art, ceramics and more.
For show or exhibitor information, call June at (386) 860-0092, ext.
10.
Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and But-
terfly Haven, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, will hold an open house on Sat-
urday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those who
wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
www.arnoldswildlife.org.

Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program (GRH)
designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy families
and individuals in buying existing or building new homes in rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obliga-
tions.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and information
about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website at www.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.
U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Auxil-
iary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions.
The Au.xliarv also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, adminis-
tration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and rescue.
For information, call (863),763-0165.
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Students at Seminole are having a great year Community Events


The Seminole Elementary
School Chiefs are excited about
our 100 Book Challenge program.
This research based program is
designed to increase the reading
level of our students by giving
them an opportunity to practice
their reading skills and increase
fluency and


grade stu-
dents partici-
pate by choos-
ing from a variety of
leveled books in each classroom.
While reading these high-interest,
educational books, the students
complete focus mini lessons, par-
ticipate in teacher-student confer-
ences, fill out reading logs, read at
home, chart their growth, and
earn steps. These reward steps
are accumulated and then
redeemed for incentive prizes.
Our goal is for each student to
earn at least 100 steps each nine
week period.
Teri Dixon and Pam Trent, the
principal and reading coach, are
actively supporting this program
by encouraging students on a
daily basis to read and enjoy our
large selection of books. They are
offering the teachers support by
giving them the materials they
need in order for the students to
continue experiencing success.
Please help us by encouraging
your child to read and earn steps
while at home.
Third grade
We would like to congratulate
our Students of the Week for the
weeks of Aug. 21 and Aug. 28,
Edwin Garcia and Ashlee Gopher
from Mrs. Padgett's class, Jayce
Smith and Anjel Miller from Ms.
Masters' class, Shelby Coggans
and Joel Conejo from Ms.
Schulfer's class, Omar Carrera
and Carolanne Lundy from Mrs.
McCranie's class, Francisco Man-
dujano and Margarita Mares from
Mrs. Quilin's class, and Christen
Bennett'and Jasmine Futch from
Mrs. Lowe's class.
Fifth grade
Fifth grade is off to a great start
this year. We are so happy to wel-
come our two new teachers to
the fifth grade team: Ms. Weber
from Rhode Island and Ms. Lar-
comb from New Hampshire.
They are a wonderful addition to
our team.
Congratulations to our: "Stu-
dents of the Week" for the week
of August 21. They were Seth
McWhorter in-..Mrs. Coldiron's
class, Miriam Mojica In Ms.
Weber's class, Ana Huerta in Ms.
Larcomb's class, and Maribel
Martinez in Mrs. Bailey's class. For
the week of August 28 the "Stu-


Submitted photo/Seminole Elementary
Students at Seminole Elementary School participate in the 100 Book Challenge by reading
educational books on their individual levels.


Submitted photo/Seminole Elementary, Jennifer Powers
Students at the Seminole Elementary School PTO meeting recite a Shel Silverstein poem as
their teachers look on after principal, Teri Dixon, welcomes them to the stage.


dents of the Week" were Summer
Stripling in Mrs. Coldiron's class,
Lacey Thomas in Ms. Weber's
class, Maritza Hernandez in Ms.
Larcomb's class, and Julieann
Meives in Mrs. Bailey's class.
These students set a good exam-
ple for their class mates and we
appreciate their hard work and
cooperation.
Fifth graders have been work-
ing really hard in math. We are
working on place value up to the
billions as well as decimals. The


Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available at
no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job. For
more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim Senna
at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations for
the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the Chamber
of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to
Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please send
information via e-mail to: ohs1987reunion@hotmail.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at the
service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand its
activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games and
bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activ-
ities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to sen-
iors age 60 and over.
Welcome back Class of 1997
Reunion activities include: Friday, Oct. 27 at OHS refreshments and
slide show from 5:30 until 6:30; 7 p.m., pre-game and kick off at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28, Cocktail hour from 7 until 9 p.m. at Locals Lounge,
301 N. ParrottAve.
Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. until p.m. atBrady Ranch, Hwy. 710.



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kids have been enjoying many
ways of getting these concepts
down. We often play card games
such as "Go Fetch" which
requires the students to match up
numbers in extended form and
word form. Another popular
game is "Gerdie the .Nerdie,"
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dents must matkh nurbdrs in
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Obituary


Franklin Thomas
Bower
Franklin Thomas Bower, age
60, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at
the Hamrick Home Hospice
House in Okeechobee, after a
long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 6. 1946, in
Waterbury, Conn., and was a res-
ident of Okeechobee for 23
years. He enjoyed working on
automobiles, and was a member
of the American Legion.
He is preceded in death by:


his parents, Francis "Duffy" and
Catherine Bower; and, his sister,
Sue Hibbard.
He will be missed by: his wife
of nine years, Laverne Bower of
Okeechobee; daughter, Marcee
Ann Guilette of Thomaston,
Conn.; son, Franklin Scott
(Sarah) Bower of Rutland, Vt.;
three granddaughters, Rylee,
Emilee, and Anna Jean; sister,
Ann Lavoy of Southbury, Conn.;
and, nieces, nephews, great-
nieces, great-nephews, and
friends in Connecticut as well as


Florida, where he spent the last
many years of his life.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct.
21, 2006, at Carpino Funeral
Home, 750 Main Street West,
Southbury, Conn. 06488.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested donations to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
ELECTRIC BILL: I'm calling about the ridiculous FPL bills that we
are now receiving, concerning the fuel charge. You all need to take a
look at your electric bill at the fine print because in the fine print you
will see that you are getting more for fuel than you are for non-fuel.
The non-fuel, that's your electric service but they conveniently call it
non-fuel so that it will throw you off. However, my non-fuel portion of
the bill this month was $115 and my fuel charge was $153. We all need
to take a look at that and call FPL and the Public Service Commission
to complain about how FPL is price gouging us. We are paying more
for their fuel than their actual service.

COMMISSIONER'S VOTE: Could you please explain to the residents
of Dixie Ranch Acres and Okeechobee County Commissioner Ray
Domer's reasoning for his dissenting vote in this matter. Because as far
as I see it, he is a great disappointment and I think his vote would not
have been no if they were living in his wealthy neighborhood.
Editor's Note: As it stated in the article written about the county
commission's vote, Commissioner Domer was not voting against the
ordinance itself but against it being put together so quickly. As he told
our reporter covering that meeting, he wanted to be sure that when
the ordinance was adopted it would be strong enough to withstand
any legal challenge. He was concerned that the ordinance may be
weakened because it was done so rapidly.

ACTIVITIES: Can you tell me what happened to the activities the
county used to do for the kids? Like the block parties and the skate-
board stuff. Nobody's down there anymore. The concession stand is
never open. Has the county sacrificed those things for the kids? Are
they planning on doing something else?
Editor's Note: The block parties were not staged by the county.
Also, the concession stand at the park is not opened or operated by
the county. A

DISAPPOINTED: I read the decision the county commissioners
made. I am very disappointed in Mr. Domer. I would like to see him
move his wife and children next door to this house. I wonder if he
would then lose sleep at night. I am a sexual abuse victim. I don't live
far from the house of these sex offenders. I couldn't protect myself as a
child. I never want my children to go through anything like I went
through. There was a comment in the Speak Out that they have done
their time. I can assure you that their victims think that it was not
enough time. A lifetime in prison could never equal the lifetime of pain
that their victims will suffer. Laws have been put in place not only to
protect the people who have been victims, it also protects innocent
people from becoming victims. It is not my fault that these people have
committed their crime and I did not commit these crimes for these
people. It was a choice that they have made and now they must live
their life bearing the burden of that choice. It should be a crime that
people are trying to protect these predators and ignoring the innocent
children who are all potential victims. I think that if you people feel so
strongly about where these predators live you should open your hous-
es and let them live among your children.



Community Events

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

Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meet-
ing Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okee-
chobee County School Board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The guest
speaker will be Cynthia Stepanovich from the Okeechobee
Juvenile Correction office, and Rosalind Brown from Planned
Parenthood-Faith Initiative Update. Anyone attending the meet-
ing is asked to bring new books, puzzles, toys and clothing for
foster and needy children in Okeechobee. All items will be
given to My Aunt's House for distribution at Christmas. The
meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vin-
son at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.



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Letter to the Editor


Statement
wasn't true
I am a resident of Dixie Ranch
Acres. I live diagonally across
from the sex offender home on
N.W 81st Court. The reason for
this letter is to let you know that
Reverend Witherow did not tell
the truth.
He stated in a newspaper arti-
cle that the immediate residents
were notified of his intentions
with his group home and that
everyone was OK with it. That is
not true.
If we had known about this
home, none of us would have
agreed and we could have done


more to stop it from the very
beginning. I am very outraged at
his allegations of us knowing
prior to him moving them in. I
am sure as other residents read
this article you will be receiving
more letters and phone calls
from irate residents.
Also, the article stated that
Reverend Witherow uses the
$145 he receives as a program
fee. To me, that constitutes a
business.
I work for a child care center.
We collect a fee for our parents
to bring their children here. That
is called running a business.
He also states that he uses the
money for expenses such as
electric, TV, food, etc. Well, the


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake 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 information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
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) 467-
2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate.. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 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 tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P
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 infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Thursday
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. Par-
rott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at
(863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. 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 wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity 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 meeting.




Community Event


Hospital to host dinner, discussion program
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will present their new
general surgeon Dr. Luis Rosas at the Dine with the Doctor dinner
and discussion from 5 until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24. For
reservations, call (863) 824-2702.


fees we collect are also used for
the same expenses therefore,
a business. I would like to know
what the difference is between
what he is doing and what every
other business in Okeechobee is
doing?
The article also states that the
$145 he receives from each
offender doesn't cover all of the
expenses. He claims he uses
donations and contributions to
fund the remaining. What I am
wondering is, do his contribu-
tors know what he is using the
money for? I am also wondering
if he is using money from his
congregation and are they
aware of what he is doing?
Help the residents who live in


Community Events

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 broad-
casts on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The titles are: Ffagler's Railroad'
come to Okeechobee and Selling Sunshine. The programs are
about the growth of the area from 1915 until the late 1920s. The
tapes will run for about 30 minutes and there will be time for dis-
cussion afterwards. There is no admission fee and reservations
are not needed.

Early Learning board will meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider board of the
Early Learning Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, at noon
at the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave. For information, contact Dorett Williams at (7720
489-8120, ext. 10.

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
accompanied by an adult.

Hospital to host Coffee Klatch
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will host the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19. For
information, 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. Festi-
val 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
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.

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) 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) 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. Al

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 organ-
ist 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.
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,


Dixie Ranch Acres. Our children'
need to feel safe again. We need
to get rid of this house and what
it stands for.
I also believe that the owner't
of this house needs to be con-
tacted for an interview. I am sure
we all have some questions that
only he can provide the answers
for.
Jeanette LaDuke
Editor's Note: According to
other neighbors of the afore-
mentioned home on N.W 81st ,
Court, no one spoke with them ,
about sex offenders living in the ,
home. A phone call to Matthew
25 Ministries late last week
seeking comment was not ,
returned.







SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Brahmans fall to Westwood Panthers


The Okeechobee Brahmans
(2-5) were defeated 21-6 when
they traveled to Lawnwood Sta-
dium in Ft. Pierce Friday evening
to take on the Panthers (3-4) of
Ft. Pierce Westwood High
School.
The game started out slow
with neither team making it to the
scoreboard in the first quarter.
Devondre Blakely of West-
wood took the ball in on a one-
yard run in the second quarter to
put Westwood on the board.
Panther kicker Alex Sierra boot-
ed the ball through the uprights
for the point after.


The teams went into the lock-
er room at the half with the Pan-
thers up 7-0.
The Brahman defense dug in
during the third quarter, as did
the Panther defense preventing
any score in the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Panther
Antoine Barber added another
six to the scoreboard, followed
by the point after by Sierra to
bring the score to 14-0.
Brahman speedster Lonnie
Pryor's six-yard run'into the end
zone kept the Brahmans alive.
With the score at 14-6, Toby
Cooper of Westwood pulled


down a Brahman pass attempt
and returned 30 yards for the
final touchdown of the night.
Sierra's point after brought the
score to 21-6.
LeShawn Henderson led the
Brahmans with 67 yards rushing
on seven attempts, followed by
Lonnie Pryor's 45 yards also on
seven attempts. A.J. Wright
rushed 14 yards in five attempts
and Garrett Madrigal rushed 10
yards in seven attempts.
The Brahmans will return to
Okeechobee on Friday, Oct. 20
to meet the Titans of Treasure
Coast High School. This game


has been designated as Senior
Parent night, honoring senior fall
sports athletes and their parents.
The game is scheduled to begin
on 7:30 p.m.
The Brahmans will celebrate
homecoming on Friday, Oct. 27
when they host the Tigers of
Martin County. Kick off is sched-
uled for 7:30 p.m.
The final game of the Brah-
mans' 2006' season' will take
place on Friday, Nov. 3. The
Brahmans will travel to Clewis-
ton to challenge the Clewiston
Tigers at the Cane Field. Game
time is 7:30 p.m.


Girls' volleyball team ends season with win


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The Lady Brahman volleyball
team ended their regular season
on a high note Thursday evening
by defeating the Gators from
Glades Day in a hard fought con-
test 21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 21-25,
15-7.
Shaunaye Brown paced


Okeechobee by shattering the
school match assist record with
55 assists. The old record was
41. Brown also set a personal
record with 17 digs and added
12 service points.
Kelley Smiley also broke a
school record for kills in a sea-


son. With 23 in the contest, Smi-
ley has 285 on the season to
break the mark established by
April Ebanks in 2003. Smiley
also added 19 digs.
Tierra Allen contributed 13
kills, four blocks and 19 digs.
Katie Bryan recorded a season


high 15 kills, four blocks, 12 digs
and 11 service points. Erin Kersey
added four kills and two blocks.
With the win, the Brahmans
record stands at 19-7. They begin
district play today when they host
'Glades Central. Game time is set
for 6:30 p.m.


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OG & CC Weekly Results


P.I.G.S. League:
Oct. 10: First place-Pat
Weaver. Second place-Kenny
Curran. Last place-Bob Weaver.
Closest to pin-(2) Earnie Whaley,
(8) Max Sherry, (11) Pat Weaver


and (17) Frank Noble.
Oct. 11: First place-George
Goudy. Second place-Russ
Adams. Last place-Ron Hetling.
Closest to pin-(2) Don Heath, (8)
Jack Forde, (11) George Guy-
dosh and (17) George Goudy.


Oct. 13: First place-Ida Curtis.
Second place-Penny King. Last
place-Jean Knapp. Closest to
pin-(2) Russ Adams, (8) Ida Cur-
tis, (11) Vinnie Malone and (17)
Harry White,


Memorial scholarship golf tourney results


The Joyce Hacker Memorial
Scholarship Fund golf tournament
was held this past weekend at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club. The organizers of this tour-
nament would like to thank the
Okeechobee News, hole sponsors
and all the players who made the
tournament a big success.
The results are First place:


Wally Dierig, Fran Dierig, Ron
Smet and Dian Smet. Fifth place:
Ben Burdeshaw, Joe Hayes, Bill
Harding and John E. Burdeshaw.
Ninth place: Connie Lanier, Ida
Curtis, Penny King and Vickie
Owings. Closest to pin: Men's divi-
sion: (2) Jim Waldau. Ladies'
longest drive on (3): Vickie
Owings. Men's longest drive on


(3): Bobby Shultz. Red Tee longest
drive (13): Codi Stephens. Men's
white tee: Wally Dierig.
Blind draw: First: Tommy Jew-
ell, Bill Kinny and Richard
Leonard. Fifth: Bob Wright,
Richard Gumear, Saba Curran and
Renee Leonard. Ninth place: Don
Heath, Jerry Shields, Jerry Jones
and Jackie Caldwell.


Sports Briefs


Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club on Oct. 21 to help send
Taekwondo students to national
competition. Last year's tourna&-
ment helped send 34 students to
the Southeastern National Tour-
nament in March, 2006 and all
came home with trophies. This
year's Nationals will be held in
Houston, Texas in March, 2007.
The golf tournament will have an
8 a.m. shotgun start. It is a four-
person scramble. The entry fee is
$50 per person which includes 18
holes of golf and lunch following
the competition. There will be
prizes for first, second and last
place. There will also be prizes for
the longest drive and closest to
the pin. Call the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club at (863) 763-
6228; Russ Adams at (863) 357-
0404 or Sunni Adams at (863)
697-0499. They are also accepting
individual hole sponsors. The fee
is $100 per hole.
Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-
lins Open.Bass Tournament to
benefit "Our House", a non-profit
program serving children and
their families, will take place on
Sunday, Oct. 29, at the public boat
ramp in Clewiston. Entry fee' is


$120 per two person team, and
includes big fish pot. Entries are
accepted by mail or at the Anglers
Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28 from
1 until 5 p.m. For information con-
tact Jim Pollock at (954) 695-6035
or Tim Celesti at (954) 254-2612.
OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining.
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick. up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality T's
as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brahman
athletics.
For information, contact Daryl
Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 447-0566.
OHS rodeo team
seeking members
The Florida High School
Rodeo Association (FHSRA) and
the Okeechobee High School'
Rodeo Team are getting ready to


kick off a new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport,
contact Darlene Bass at (863) 634-
5815 or go to the FHSRA website
at www.fhsra.homestead.com
and.then go to the membership
page and download your forms. i,.
Grid program
taking players
The Pop Warner football pro-
gram is still accepting new play-
ers.
If your child would like to play,
contact co-presidents James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482 or
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
The registration fee is $75.
In order to register you must
have a copy of your child's last
report card, a current year physi-
cal from your doctor and a copy
of the child's birth certificate.
Adult players wanted
for baseball team
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball
team. If interested, contact
George at (863) 634-7657.



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The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida pro-
poses to adopt the following by ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 47 OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE BY PROVIDING DEFINITIONS RELATING
TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS; ESTABLISHING RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS FOR
CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENDERS FROM SCHOOLS, SCHOOL DESIGNATED
BUS STOPS, CHILD CARE FACILITIES, PARKS, OR PLAYGROUNDS AND
PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROHIBITING MULTIPLE SEXUAL
OFFENDERS FROM RESIDING TOGETHER IN THE SAME DWELLING UNIT
OR WITHIN THE SAME MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE; PROHIBITING
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REHABILITATION FACILITY HALF-WAY
HOUSE, CAMP, RETREAT OR OTHER SIMILAR LODGING FOR SEXUAL
OFFENDERS OR NON-SEXUAL OFFENDERS UNLESS PERMITTED BY PUB-
LIC SERVICE ZONING DISTRICTS OR AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION WITHIN
THE HEAVY COMMERCIAL; LIGHT INDUSTRIAL OR HEAVY INDUSTRIAL
ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS; PROHIBITING THE LEASING OR REAL PROP-
ERTY TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS IN VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 47 OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE; REQUIRING PROSPECTIVE LANDLORDS
TO CHECK SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRY; LIMITING ACCESS OF SEXUAL
OFFENDERS TO PARKS AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES; AMENDING SEC-
TIONS 11.04.02.I., 11.04.02M. AND 11 .04.02N. TQ. ADD A SPECIAL EXCEP-
TION FOR A REHABILITATION FACILITY.-HALF-WAY OUSE, CAMP,
RETREAT OR OTHER SIMILAR LODGING FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND
NON-SEXUAL OFFENDERS; AMENDING SECTION 11.04.02C. TO ADD A
SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR BOARDING HOUSES AND ROOMING HOUSES;
AMENDING SECTIONS 11.04.02A., 11.04.02C., 11.04.02H., 11.04.021. AND
11.04.02J TO ADD A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR COMMUNITY RESIDEN-
TIAL HOME; TRANSFERRING CERTAIN DEFINITIONS WITHIN CHAPTER
47 OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE TO APPENDIX B OF THE OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY CODE; ADDING A NEW DEFINITION OF COMMUNITY
RESIDENTIAL HOME AND AMENDING DEFINITIONS OF HURRICANE
SHELTER, BOARDING HOUSE AND FAMILY WITHIN APPENDIX B OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES, SEVERABIL-
ITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the ordinance will be held on Thursday, October 26,
2006 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW Second Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.

John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida

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Colorful pumpkins packed with nutrition Health Briefs


Fall brings colorful pumpkins.
While the "pumpkin patch" in
South Florida may be simply a
decorated pumpkin display
instead of an actual garden,
picking out a pumpkin or two is
a tradition in many families.
The word pumpkin comes
from the Greek word for "large
melon." The bright orange fruit
is native to the Americas. Native
Americans roasted pumpkins,
and ate the fruit and the seeds.
They sometimes weaved strips
of dried pumpkin rinds into
mats.
Early American colonists cut
off the pumpkin top, removed
the seeds and filled pumpkins
with honey, butter, spices and
milk and baked them in the
hotashes of a fire. The result was
a kind of sweet pumpkin pud-
ding that could be served using
the pumpkin shell as a bowl.
This is believed to be the origin
of pumpkin pie.
As indicated by the bright
orange color, pumpkin fruit is a
good source of beta-carotene, a
powerful anti-oxidant.
Many varieties of pumpkins
are grown in the United States,
ranging from miniature pump-
kins used as table decorations to
giant pumpkins weighing more
than 1,000 pounds. The most
commonly grown variety is the
Connecticut Field Pumpkin.
According to the University of
Illinois Extension Service, one
cup of cooked pumpkin con-
tains:
Calories: 49;
Protein: 2 grams;
Carbohydrate: 12 grams;
Dietary Fiber: 3 grams;


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


Calcium: 37 mg;
Iron: 1.4mg;
Magnesium: 22 mg;
Potassium: 564 mg;
Zinc: I mg;
Selenium: .50 mg;
Vitamin C: 12 mg;
Niacin: 1 mg;
Folate:21 mcg;
Vitamin A: 2650 IU; and,
Vitamin E: 3 mg.
There are many ways to eat
pumpkin including pumpkin
pie, pumpkin soup and the Flori-
da favorite pumpkin bread.
The following recipe for
Pumpkin Fry Bread came from
Sharon Stevens, courtesy of
www.astray.com/recipes.
Seminole pumpkin
fry bread
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
I cup flour 1
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt 3
1 cup cooked or canned
pumpkin
2 teaspoons baking powder
In a food processor or
blender, combine all of the
ingredients and blend until
smooth. Set aside for 30 minutes


to 1 hour. Heat a well greased
griddle or skillet, adding about
1/2 cup of the batter when hot.
Fry as you would a pancake,
turning after bubbles appear
throughout. Sprinkle with sifted
confectioners's sugar.
To carve or to cook?
Many of the pumpkins pur-
chased by Americans are not
eaten. Instead, they are carved
as Halloween decorations. The
USDA advises consumers that
they should not attempt to cook
a pumpkin that has been carved.
Cutting the pumpkin allows bac-
teria to get into the fruit.
If you are planning to carve a
pumpkin, you can still eat the
pumpkin seeds. Cut the top off
the pumpkin. Remove the seeds.
Clean and wash the seeds to
remove the strings and pulp.
Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl
with the melted butter or olive
oil and seasonings of your
choice. You can use a little salt,
or get creative with the season-
ings. Preheat oven to 300
degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the
pumpkin seeds in a single layer
on baking sheet. Bake for about
45 minutes, stirring occasionally,
until golden brown. The baked
seeds can be stored in an air
tight container and eaten as a
snack or used as a garnish.
People have been making
jack-o-lanterns at Halloween for
centuries, but the making them
out of pumpkins is an American
twist.
According to a report on "The
History Channel" the tradition of
carving pumpkins into jack-o-
lanterns started with an Irish
myth about a man called "Stingy


Jack." According to the legend,
Stingy Jack invited the Devil to
have a drink with him. Stingy
Jack didn't want to pay for his
drink, so he convinced the Devil
to turn himself into a coin. Once
the Devil did so, Jack decided to
keep the money and put it into
his pocket next to a silver cross,
which prevented the Devil from
changing back into his original
form. Jack eventually freed the
Devil, under the condition that
he would not bother Jack for
one year and that, should Jack
die, he would not claim his soul.
The next year, Jack again tricked
the Devil into climbing into a
tree to pick a piece of fruit.
While he was up in the tree, Jack
carved a sign of the cross into
the tree's bark so that the Devil
could not come down until the
Devil promised Jack not to both-
er him for ten more years.
The story goes that when
Stingy Jack died, God would not
allow such an unsavory figure
into heaven. The Devil kept his
word not to claim his soul, and
would not allow Jack into hell.
So Jack's spirit was doomed to
wander the earth. According to
the legend, the Devil sent Jack
off into the dark night with only
a burning coal to light his way.
Jack put the coal into a carved
out turnip and has been roam-
ing the Earth with it ever since.
The Irish call him "Jack of the
Lantern," which became "Jack
O'Lantern."
In Ireland and Scotland, peo-
ple began to make their own
versions of Jack's lantern by
carving scary faces into turnips
or potatoes, inserting a candle
and placing them into windows


or near doors to frighten away
Stingy Jack and other wandering
evil spirits. In England, large
beets are used.
Immigrants brought the tradi-
tion with them when they came
to the United States. They found
that pumpkins, native to this
country, were perfect for mak-
ing jack o'lanterns.
Pumpkin trivia
The largest pumpkin pie
ever made was over 5 feet in
diameter and weighed over 350
pounds. It used 80 pounds of
cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of
sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took
six hours to bake.
Pumpkins originated in
Central America.
In early colonial times,
pumpkins were used as an
ingredient for the crust of pies,
not the filling.
Pumpkins were once rec-
ommended for removing freck-
les and curing snake bites.
The largest pumpkin ever
grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
Pumpkins are 90 percent
water.
80 percent of the pumpkin
supply in the United States is
available in October.
Remember, before making
any changes to your diet or exer-
cise program, consult your doc-
tor. This is especially important if
you are on any prescription
drugs. Some drugs interact
badly with foods that would oth-
erwise be considered "healthy."
Sources for this article includ-
ed The History Channel and the
University of Illinois Extension
Service.


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Health, Healthy Start Coalition,
Inc., will present a free lecture on
Reactive Attachment Disorder on
Friday, Oct. 20. For registration call
(863) 462-5877.
Red Cross
offering classes
The American Red Cross will
hold an infant and child CPR
class on Saturday, Oct. 21, from
9 a.m. until noon and a first aid
class on Thursday, Oct. 26, from
6 until 9 p.m. Call (863) 763-2488
to register.
Hospital to host dinner,
discussion program
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., will present their new
general surgeon Dr. Luis Rosas at
the Dine with the Doctor dinner
and discussion from 5 until 6:30
p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24. For
reservations, call (863) 824-2702.
Hospital hosting
free program
The American Lung Associa-
tion 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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Grade A school
Yearling Middle School Principal Brian Greseth and his
leadership team were commended by Okeechobee Coun-
ty Superintendent of Schools Patricia Cooper because
Yearling earned their first ever Grade of A and increased
their score by two letter grades. The recognition took
place at the Tuesday, Oct. 10 meeting of the school board.
Mr. Greseth will be commended by the State Board of
Education as one of the outstanding middle schools prin-
cipals who raised their school grade two letters.


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First A
Joni Ard (left), principal of Everglades Elementary School,
and her leadership team were honored by Okeechobee
County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper for
scoring their first ever A FCAT school grade. The occasion
was the Tuesday, Oct. 10 meeting of the school board.


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John Carroll (left), fifth grade teacher at South Elemen-
tary School, was recognized by Okeechobee County
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Patricia Cooper (right),
for being selected as one Florida's Outstanding Social
Studies Teachers for 2006-07 by the Florida Council for
the Social Studies. The recognition took place at the
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week of Oct. 15-21 as National School Bus Safety Week.
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
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director of transportation for the school district.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 13,
through Thursday, Oct. 19, are as
follows:
Theatre 1 -"The Guardian"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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-
7202.


Briefs

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at'(863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Voluri-
teer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
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MINI POODLE, Call to identify.
(863)357-3225
RED NOSE PIT, approx 8 mo.
Female, Found on 10/4, Vic.
NW 6th St. Call to identify.
(863)357-3697


AFRICAN GRAY PARROT,
gray w/red tail feathers, Oak
Park area. Large Reward!
(863)763-8007/634-1207
BEAGLE- Male, approx 4 mo.
old. Vic. of Belmont area
Sunday night. Please call
(863)673-5158
CAT, Male, 4 years old,
neutered, gray tiger striped,
last seen on 30th St, Hwy 98,
Mitchell Rd. (863)610-4466 or
(954)663-5171
SADDLE, on 10/7/06. Call
863)357-7561 or
863)634-6231.
TABBY CAT- Male, Gray, white
feet & diamond on forehead.
Vic. Pioneer Estates. Sat.
10/07 (863)634-3200
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A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
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
AUTOMOTIVE SALES
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EXPERIENCE NEEDED
WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
BUS DRIVER
AND TEACHER'S AIDE
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.
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Need Exp. Dozer & End/Back
Dump Operators. Valid D/L.
Drug test req. Call Dickerson
772-429-4465 M/F/V/D.EOE.


CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West.
Call 772-370-1779
HIRING LABORERS
Drivers license & own
transportation needed.
Drug Free Workplace.
(863)467-0541
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
(863)357-0852
OFFICE SECRETARY
For State Park Prairie (Viking
area) 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
Charles Brown 863-462-5360
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
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Must be 21 yrs of age & have
valid driver's license.
MAGNA-BON
(863)357-0400
8:30a.m. 4:00p.m.
Monday Friday
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12 Nibble on, as a
bone
13 NFL Hall of
Famer Gale
18 Gp. pursuing
pushers
23 Depression-era
prog. "
24 Tam wearer's
turndown
25 JFK's
predecessor
26 Until the end of a
pregnancy
27 Metric distances:
Abbr.
28 Former Prizm
automaker
29 Inventor Franklin
30 Get in the way of
33 Reading room
34 Coll. transcript
calculation
35 Did a 6K, say
39 Lav in Leeds
40 Andreas fault


41 Get done with
43 "Memoirs _
Geisha"
44 Author Rand
45 "I'd rather not talk
about it"
46 Sr.'s test
47 Little hooters
48 Nevada
mountains
49 Captures
52 Shot from a tee
53 "Ballet
Rehearsal" artist
Edgar


54 Suffix meaning
"somewhat"
57 1998 Sarah
McLachlan hit
58 Apt. listing
abbr.
59 Manitoba
native
60 Hair colorer
62 Dir. from
Charleston, WV
to Charleston,
SC
63 Cut down
64 Swe. neighbor


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
!. Apply In Person To:
40,6 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
S Garages Seawalls
Ernest lancaster (863) 634-2044

TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED
Must have Class A CDL
Benefits Available
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee


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WANTED
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Applications are now
being accepted at:

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Fax resume to (863) 763-7142
or deliverto McArthur Farms, Inc.,
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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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never accept any advertise-
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sidered fraudulent. In all
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ue, such as promises of
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If you have questions or
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these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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complaints.
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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.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classifeids.


FINANCIAL PARTNER
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
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:
bwoodard(@mnemaoic.com
No Experience necessary,
Just Good Credit.


Services



Babysitting 405.
Child Care Needed 410-
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 120
Services Offered 425 '
Insurance 430
Medical Services-35



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
CraftsSupplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
'Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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


S ANTIQUE LAWN & GARDEN
TRACTOR- John Deere, all
original, runs great $2000
* (863)261-6892
OFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
SEWING MACHINE- In blonde
Furniture. Access. included.
Good condition. $200.
(302)684-4836 Lv. msg.


DISHWASHER, Excellent con-
dition. $75. (863)675-1634
LG. UPRIGHT FREEZER GE
Frostfree, wht. & Tappan 4
burner gas stove, wht.
$325/both, will sep. 675-1553
RANGE & DRYER- elec, excel-
lent condition $200 for both
or will sell separate
(863)697-6033
REFRIGERATOR- GE, With ice
Maker. Like new. $250.
S(863)675-2151
STOVE, Ceramic: Like new.
$200 (863)675-1634
WASHER/DRYER, Sears,
'$100 for both.
1 (352)302-6868



WOOLEY SHED, 18x12, carpet
inside, asking $2500.
(863)634-1874



CEMENT BLOCKS- 700, Good
i, condition. $300. Will separ-
ate. (863)824-0505
STORM DOOR 32X75 brand
new, never used.
Screen/window. $150.
302-228-3005
JoIn all the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-
slflieds."


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prqfessional
Installation of Storm
Shuntters & Seamless
Rain Gutters'
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


BABY CRIB- complete, light
wood, good condition $20
(863)983-6621
CARRIAGE/STROLLER High
chair & toys also. $100/all,
will sell separately.
863-763-0888 after 3pm


GIRLS PANTS, Sizes 4 & 5, 5
pairs, from New York Style.
$25 for all or will separate.
(863)697-6129
HOMECOMING DRESS, Size
3-4, black & white. $78
(863)675-3659
HOMECOMING DRESS, Size
3-4, navy blue. $50
(863)675-3659


AVON BOTTLES- 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $75. for all
(863)467-5052.
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
HARLEY DAVIDSON TELE-
PHONE- Fat Boy 2003, nev-
er out of box, $50
(863)467-2112 after 5pm
PENDULUM CLOCK, Like new,
$100(863)634-7359
STAMP ALBUM, 22k gold
replicas of United States
stamps, each are 1st issued.
$500 (863)763-8146
SWORDS, KNIVES, DAGGER
& more, approx 71 items,
3/4 new in box. $225. for all.
Or best offer 863-467-5052
TRAIN SET, LGB 100th Anni-
versary, '83 & '84 cars, exc.
cond., boxes, track & extras.
$950 neg. (863)763-0266



COMPAQ PENTIUM 4-
Complete, keyboard, mouse,
educational program, $250
(863)843-0158
DELL, with printer, 1 year old,
works good, $300
(863)634-1331
Epson Stylus Photo, brand
new in the box, $90.
(863)763-0583



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


BED twin, adjustable, w/mas-
sage, $300. (863)634-4842
or(863)635-4870.
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.
(863)357-0023
CHROME & GLASS D/R TBL.
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
$50. 863-675-1553
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.
(863)357-6113
COUCH- 2pc w/table in mid-
dle, light pastel colors, good
condition $100 or best offer
(863)467-5680


DINING ROOM SET, Seats 8,
with 6 chairs. $100
(863)357-1430
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DR, '36 Broyhill table, 6 chairs,
bufet & small cabinet, carved
detailing, oak, good cond.,
$800 firm. (561)924-5812
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Dark oak, fits up to 65" TV,
adjustable, glass doors, glass
shelves, $275 (561)914-6746
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM,
4'tx5'w, w/built in speakers,
glass doors, $100.
(863)447-6520
FUTON SOFA BED, w/thick in-
ner spring mattress, almost
new, pd $390, sell $200.
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles
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
TWIN BEDS, 2, Maple, Com-
plete. Good condition. $75.
(863)467-4124
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
(863)467-8681
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $700
(863)634-7864
Wicker Furniture, Loveseat, 2
chrs., w/cushions, 3 tables,
in Aqua Isles, $100.
(336)342-0221


COLT 45, Argentinean model
1927, Colt cal. 11.25 mm,
a n t i q u e
$675.863-467-1958
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $700. 357-5754



BUN & THIGH ROLLER
as seen on TV, great cond.
$40. 863-634-3931 Okee


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


DR. SCHOOLS PARAFIN
BATH, Scented wax, insulated
hand & foot cover, new condi-
tion. $25 neg. (863)675-2596
HOOVER SCOOTER- Good
condition. $500. Or best of-
fer. (863)697-3299
MOTORIZED CHAIR Golden
Alante, new batteries, exc.
cond. $850. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.
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.
(863)697-9704
MOBILE HOME STEPS- 2, fi-
berglass, 5 steps with rails.
$250. Will separate.
(863)697-2704-
STEEL SHELVES (15), Used,
heavy metal, assorted sizes.
$900 for all or will separate.
(863)763-5062
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300.
863-634-5888
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
(863)634-9119
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
ries, $200 (863)763-4961



CLEVELAND KING 613 ALTO
SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918
DBL KEYBOARD ORGAN- ask-
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
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200. (863)471-2256


AMAZON PARROT- Double
Yellow Head, male & cage.
$700. (863)467-1950
AQUARIUM- 125 gal. Salt wa-
ter. Oak base, pump & filtra-
tion. Rocks & foliage.
$1000. (863)467-8250
BLOODHOUND PUPS
B Champ.bldline. AKC, health
cert. Great family/hunting
dogs. $800. 863-655-3070 or
email: nmdgreene@tnni.net
BOSTON TERRIER- AKC with
papers. Male, 9-10 wks old.
$350. (863)214-1286
COCKATIEL, $30
(863)467-5709
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
(863)983-8646
ENGLISH BULL DOG- 12wks
old, beautiful, AKC, wormed,
Vet checked, $450
(678)865-4919
FISH TANK 55 gallon, great
buy. $75. (863)357-6930
GERM SHEPHERD PUPS- 8
wks old, $200
(239)246-6739
GOATS 1 Nubian female, 1
pygmy female. $80/both, will
sell separate. 239-465-1393
JACK TERRIER female, 3
mo's, active puppy. Needs
TLC, to good home only.
$400.863-467-5117 Okee
MATA MATA TURTLE- $250
(863)697-1443
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, 6wks
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, $500 each
(863)946-3857
PIGEONS: (5 PAIR) $75
(863)675-4981 LaBelle Area
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
23 yrs old, good beginner or
kids horse, no bad habits,
$1500 (863)763-1504
RABBIT, with cage. $5
(863)357-1256 or
863)763-7584
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, AKC
Available for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410
ZEBRA FINCHE (1) cute, black
& brown $10.
(863)610-2126


KNEEBOARD Hydroslide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136
PAINT BALL GUN Tippman A5
w/Ricochet hopper, Tippman
pro-lite, mask, tanks, pods &
more. $200 (863)261-2265
POOL TABLE LIGHT, $60
(863)634-7318



CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w
each, box, 1800w amp,
more. $650 (239)503-5020
SURROUND SOUND, with
amp box, like new, $50
(863)634-7359


FLAT SCREEN Sony 36"
wega FD Trinitron TV, asking
$1000. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
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


HILTI 1" ROTATING' Chipping
hammer/drill. Original cost
$1800, asking $450.
863-467-1958
JOINTER/PLANER- Crafts-
man, never used 6 1/8",
$200 (863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell
TABLE SAW, 10" & 4" Planer
combination, cast iron, $100
(863)675-4991
TABLE SAW- Craftsman, 10",
cast iron table, vintage, $70
(863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell


GAME BOYS (2) Advanced
SP, x-box. $150/both or will
sell seper'ate. 863-763-6507
XBOX w/1500 games. Every
Nintendo & Super N game
loaded. Great Xmas gift.
$700. 863-227-6066


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Pleasecall to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
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
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




FORD 3000 TRACTOR Runs
good, $4800 Negotiable.
863-763-4149/561-758-4337


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 Ibs, asking $1300,
child gentle, easy keeper
(863)983-8646
FILLY- lyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beauty. $1800.
(863)509-3446
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1250 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082
Mare Quarter horse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1450. Will
sell separate.
(863)447-5985
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
(863)467-0363
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hori-
zontal shaft, asking $150
(863)467-0363
HYDROSTATIC MOWER 36"
walk behind w/Velke instant
reverse w/tracking. Runs
great. $1200. 954-581-8328


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JOHN DEERE 110 TRACTOR
'65, original running strong,
Kohler motor, a true classic
for show. $800.227-6066'
JOHN DEERE LAWN TRAC-
TOR Hydrostatic 48" liquid
cooled. Kawasaki eng., new
batt. $1200.954-581-8328
LAWN TOOLS, Chipper/Shred-
der & Lawn Edger $110 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-4991
RIDING MOWER: Yard King,
42" cut w/14 hp. Runs &
Cuts good. $200.
(863)634-8596
WEED EATER, Toro: Gas style.
Heavy duty. Paid $149. Just
like new! Only used twice.
Only $50 (863)634-8596


COWS FOR SALE- 70 pairs,
30 bred cows, 2nd & 3rd tri-
mester, Call (863)634-2388
(863)634-7051
DAIRY GOAT DOES, Nubian,
Spanish, Alpine mix, $75
each. (863)467-9950



CHICKENS (12), $36 for all, or
best offer, will separate.
(863)357-1256 or
863)763-7584


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


Rentals |



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



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



OKEECHOBEE- Townhouse
11th St, $850/mo 1st &
Sec, Call (863)634-7722


BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
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,
$1100/mo (863)697-3008
LAKE ACCESS-TAYLOR
CREEK 3BR/2BA, 2100
S.F., w/dock, $1375/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #
Okeechobee City, furnished,
2BR/2.5BA, Ig. lot, $1000
mo. + util., 1st, last & sec.
dep. refss. (863)357-0707
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
fool. $1600. mo. + 1st &
ast (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F., Lake access
w/dock. $1,000/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #



NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831


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NICE 2,000 S.F. Exec. Office
space avail. Nov.1. 107 S.W.
17th St. Suite B. (1) space
avail. Yr. Lease+, call for info
863-634-3040/863-467-9608
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BASSWOOD- PRICE RE-
DUCED! FSBO, New, 04',
2/2/2 maple cabinets, walk
in closets, hurricane shut-
ters, other upgrades, lot
124x125. 100% fin. avail.
$165,000 (239)989-5063
heyjfay@yahoo.com
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Ready to move in!
Spacious 3/2 w/lake access.
Owner financing avail.
$185,000. (863)634-5236
CLEWISTON, 3/2 CBS CA/H,
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-8114
NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence-
Associates 1-800-543-2495
TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br, 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000
772-597-6158/954-801-6158


1/2 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads

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 utilities
paid. Really Nice! No pets.
$1000. mo + 1st, last, sec.
dep. &ref's. (863)763-8872



MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully turn,
many extras, new CNHeat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/ W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable
863-357-1784/239-821-8787
OKEECHOBEE- By owner, OW,
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


Recreation



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


BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw
'98, w/motor & trailer, Metr
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. (863)357-4442
BOAT, 16Jt., aluminum, with
trolling motor, trailer, 60hp
Mercury outboard. $2200
(863)673-3818
BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trir.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
BOWRIDER 15' '72 hull only,
needs mtr., on trir. Fair con-
dition. $600 or best offer.
863-697-8243
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,.
(863)675-6973
JON BOAT, 111/2 Ft. $175. or
best offer. (863)532-9355
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$2500 neg. Moore Haven
863-946-1856/248-935-3837
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft, Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
shape, $2500
(863)763-5154
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $2495 firm.
(863)763-9998


CAMPER- '99, Needs work
$1000. (863)634-7780
GIMC BOUNDER 1987, 32 Ft.,
Loaded. Needs work. $1000.
(361)441-7027
TRUCK TOPPER- For short
bed full size P/U Good condi-
tion. $275. (863)824-0505

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READING A
NEWSPAPER..
makes you a more infonnrmed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more sucessfll




RV LOT SITES FOR LEASE
Lake Okeechobee by Kissimee
River. Annual fee only $1995.
Call Marc at (863)467-1833
Find it faster. Sel It soon-
er In the classlfleds


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



CENTER CONSOLE- new fitier-
lass, for boat or pontoon.
300 (561)723-1690


HONDA SHADOW '84, 26k,
needs tires. $500 or best of-
fer. Call Don
(863)467-1261
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01
clean bike, runs great.
$1500 or best offer.
863-634-2423 lv.msg.
SCOOTER, Kasea, 50B motor-
ized, by Quingqi, runs good,
can be tagged for road use,
$500 (863)228-4202
YAMAHA TTR 125 '04- less
than 15 hours, $2500 or
best offer (863)634-3797
YAMAHA TTR225 '05- less
than 10 hrs, brand new,
$3000 or best offer
(863)634-3797



ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Stainless steel dump bed,
$175 (863)357-5754
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
(863)673-4405
YAMAHA KODIAK 450'06
auto. 4x4, 2yrs. ext. warr.,
Sush button 4whl. drive, low
ours. $5K. 863-228-1730
YAMAHA TIMBERWOLF- 250,
2x4, 1996, red, front & rear
racks, runs great, $1300
(863)357-2988


FOUR WINDS '96, 36' with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bldg. included. In Palm Dale,
FL. $8,000. (419)747-2923
TRAVEL TRAILER, '88
Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $3500.
(352)302-6868
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
after 2pm


I pcal Notice05


TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $900 or
best offer. (863)697-9117
TRANSMISSION Auto, for
'97 V6 Chevy S10, $400.
(863)783-2389.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


CHEVY 3/4 TON '95- ext cab,
4x4, $2000 or best offer
(863)697-1055
CHEVY PICKUP, '84, 1/2 ton,
4x4, parts or whole, $650.
(561)644-4840 Fort Drum
CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 '88,
1 owner, cold a/c, $2500
(863)610-0732
DODGE DAKOTA '96- 4 cyl, 5
spd, AC, good cond., $2500
(772)618-0607


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020'
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty T.icks 44040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Traellers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-
only made 1 year, $1500 or
best offer (863)261-4517
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '93,
Runs great, cold a/c, very
good condition. $5000 or
best offer. (863)697-3919
CHEVY MALIBU 1998, 77K
mis. Good condition. Asking
$2,200. (863)675-14468
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 Mustang '94, sporty, tint-
ed win., stereo, a/c, fast car,
great on gas, stick, $2500. or
best offer. (863)983-7211
FORD TAURUS 1989 Station
Wagon. New brake job.
Good work car. $750 neg..
(863)675-6822/67575-1907
FORD TAURUS GL '90, runs, $
high mileage, pw's don't
work, needs front right tire.
$200. (863)357-6930
FORD TEMPO '92 cold a/c,
good mpg, $1K or best offer.
863-697-8243
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
offer (863)697-1055
INFINITY Q-45 '91- new tires,
cold ac, runs good, ext.
good, needs seat cover 122K,
$2000 (863)467-0890
JAGUAR '91, Souv., 4 door,
recent tune up, a/c converted
to 134A, new tires, brakes,
wheel bearings, above average
condition, $3450
(863)634-4798
KIA SOPHIA '01 4 dr, good
cond. $2450. 863-675-4867
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0;
V8, auto., low miles. $1800
(863)675-7105
* MERC GRAND MARQUIS '94-
good cond in/out, cold ac,
new tires, $1800
(863)673-6819



JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER
86- 4x4, good cond., runs
well, $900 or trade for 4
wheeler (863)261-2269
SUZUKI SIDEKICK '87- 4wh
dr. 6" lift, 32 Buck Shots,
$2500 (863)673-4998


EASY GO GOLF CART, three
wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
after 6pmr


CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. 863-634-5888
ENGINE & TRANS 2.5 L, & 5
sp., for a '92 S-10. Exc.
cond., many new parts,
$500 for all. (863)763-2389
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.
561-722-5289
FORD F150 '89- parts, 5.8 en-
gine, auto trans, lots of good
parts, Call with needs $800
will sep (863)763-2389
HITCH, Weight distributing, w/
2 5/16 balls, equalizer balls,
sway bar & all attachments.
$250 (863)228-4202
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
$100.863-517-2077
TIRES/RIMS (4) mud grip,
36 tall, 80% tread, $400.
561-722-5289








12 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 17, 2006


e Plic Noti


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 Seel
863-357-1784/239-821-8787
FORD F350 '86- 4dr dually,
diesel, needs work, $750
(863)673-0951
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.
561-758-4337/863-763-4149
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 RANGER 2005 Ext. Cab
w/Camper Top. 5K miles.
Excellent condition. $12,200.
(863)675-1446
FORD UHAUL TRUCK '79 14'
alum. w/grandma's attic. Good
for storage. Does not run.You
move$500.239-368-7291 aft3
GMC SIERRA GRANDE, '77,
brand new tires, needs minor
work, runs, $300.
(863)697-0878
NISSAN PU XE '95- ext cab, 6
cyl., asking $2500
(863)261-2729





HYUNDAI SANTA FE- '05,
7500 ml., Liked new conditi-
ton. $16,900.
(863)467-0658
JEEP CHEROKEE, '90, 4 wheel
drive, needs work, $500 or
best offer, (863)697-1810


HAULMARK '05 Utility Trailer,
enclosed. 8x20. Like brand
new cond. $6K.
863-634-6337 eves. Mike


I Pb ic o ice


Request for Bids
Goods and Services
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of
securing the following:

Parts (misc. water main fittings)
Tractor mowing attachment
Services;
HOPE Directional drilling
Lawn Mowing
Concrete repair
Asphalt repair
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 in
any bid wherever such rejection or waiver Is determined to be In the best Interest
of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974 on or before 3:00 PM on November7, 2006.
John E Hayford
Executive Director
168382 ON 10/13-19/06
NOTICE
The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County is scheduled to convene on
Tuesday, October 31, 2006; Wednesday, November 1, 2006 and Thursday, No-
vember 2, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. In County Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida to consider petitions filed with the Value
Adjustment Board.
Lists maintained by the property appraiser of successful and unsuccessful appli-
cants for exemptions are available for consideration by the public at the Office of
Property Appraiser, 307 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flodrida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adjustment Board
Okeechobee County, Florida
169189 ON 10/17,24/06


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
AND PUBLIC TEST OF VOTE TABULATING EQUIPMENT
FOR THE NOVEMBER 7,2006 GENERAL ELECTION
The Okeechobee County Canvassing Board will convene at the office of the Super-
visor of Elections, 304 NW 2nd Street. Room 101 (located In the old Court House)
Okeechobee, FloRda, at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2006. The Board Is
convening for the testing of the ballot tabulating equipment to be used In the Novem-
ber 7, 2006, General Election. Following the public test, the Board may remain In
session to discuss other matters pertaining to the November 7, 2006, General Elec-
tion.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, this meeting will be open to the
public.
/s/ Gwen Chandler
Supervisorof Elections
Okeechobee Count
Publish 10/17/2006
169141 ON 10/17/06


When you want something
sold, advertise In the
clasIfllads.


Buying a car? Look In the
clagslieda. saIling a
cap? Look In the clasHl-
ronde.


I Pb ic o ice


I Puli Notice


NOTICE FOR PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES --
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
cilities (SREF), the DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER COMMU-
NITY COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
(CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project:
CONSTRUCTION OF THE FSU MEDICAL SCHOOL
TO BE LOCATED ATTHE IRCC FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE FORT PIERCE FL 34981-5596
The project will consist of:
Work with he ro itect .in t.desin ase ing vlue eneer-
ing, he development or a Guarantee Maxlumpnc6 ( UM), anuconstruc&on
services for a MedicaVLab Facility of approximately 16,00 square feet.
Business entities interested In providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received bv the deadline
of 200 pm local time Tuesdav November 7 2006 in the IRCC Facilities Plan-
nino Office at 3209 Virginia Avenue Building' "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Flodrida
34981-5596.
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
or preferred to e-mail your request to pivey@ircc.edu; or by calling the Facilities
Office at 772-462-7360.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality In the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
168610 ON 10/17,24,31/06
NOTICE FOR PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES--
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFO) CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
cilites (SREF), the DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER COMMU-
NITY COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
(CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project:
REMODELING OF BUILDINGS "A" KSU & "F"
LOCATED AT THE IRCC FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE FORT PIERCE FL 34981-5596 ,
The project will consist of:
Wnorklg with the project architect In the.design pase, Incilin vlue engineer-
g, e vlopmem o a guarantee ax ce n MP an construction
services..
Business entities Interested In providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for roviding the required services must be received by the deadline
of 2'00 p m local time Tuesday November 7 2006 in the IRCC iFaciiies Plan-
SOnice l 3209 Virolnia Avenue Bulldino "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida

Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
or preferred to e-mail your request to givev(@rcc.edu or by calling the Facilities
Office at 772-462-7360,
IRCC reserves the dght to waive any Informality in the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
168618 ON 10/17,24,31/06


TOW DOLLY- with all acces-
sories including elec brake,
$750 (863)674-1662


UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers.
$585. (561)670-3636


I Puli Notice


I Puli Notice


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Proposed Amendments to Land Development Regulations
Notice Is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners to receive public Input regarding adoption
of an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of Okeechobee County, Florida.
The titleof the proposed ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 47 OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY CODE BY PROVIDING DEFINITIONS RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS;
ESTABLISHING RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS FOR CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENDERS
FROM SCHOOLS, SCHOOL DESIGNATED BUS STOPS, CHILD CARE FACILITIES,
PARKS, OR PLAYGROUNDS AND PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROHIBITING
MULTIPLE SEXUAL OFFENDERS FROM RESIDING TOGETHER IN THE SAME
DWELLING UNIT OR WITHIN THE SAME MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE; PRO-
HIBITS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REHABILITATION FACILITY; HALF-WAY HOUSE,
CAMR RETREAT OR OTHER SIMILAR LODGING FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS OR
NON-SEXUAL OFFENDERS UNLESS PERMITTED BY PUBLIC SERVICE ZONING DIS-
TRICTS BY SPLIT ZONING DISTRICTS OR AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION WITHIN THE
HEAVY COMMERCIAL, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL OR HEAVY INDUSTRIAL ZONING CLAS-
SIFICATIONS; PROHIBITING THE LEASING OF REAL PROPERTY TO SEXUAL OF-
FENDERS IN VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 47 OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE;
REQUIRING PROSPECTIVE LANDLORDS TO CHECK SEXUAL OFFENDERS REGIS-
TRY;LIMITING ACCESS OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS TO PARKS AND CHILD CARE FA-
CILITIES; AMENDING SECTIONS 11.04.02.C., 11.04.02.M, AND. 11.04.02.N, TO
ADD A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR A REHABILITATION FACILITY HALF-WAY HOUSE,
CAMP RETREATOR OTHER SIMILAR LODGING FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND
NON-SEXUAL OFFENDERS; AMENDING SECTION 11.04.02.C TO ADD A SPECIAL
EXCEPTION FOR BOARDING HOUSES AND ROOMING HOUSES; AMENDING SEC-
TIONS 11.04.02.A, 11.04.02C., 11.04.02.1., AND 11.04.02.J. TO ADD A SPECIAL
EXCEPTION FOR COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL HOME; TRANSFERRING CERTAIN
DEFINITIONS WITHIN CHAPTER 47 OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE TO AP-
PENDIX B OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE; ADDING A NEW DEFINITION OF
COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL HOME & AMENDING DEFINITIONS OF HURRICANE
SHELTER, BOARDING HOUSE, AND FAMILY WITHIN APPENDIX B OF THE OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES, SEVERABILITY AND AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 26,2006 at 9:00 a.m. In the
Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW Second Street, Okeechobee, Florida. This public hearing will be the first of
two public hearings. Interested persons may appear and be heard.
A copy of the proposed amendments will be available for public inspection at the
Planning and Development Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
each weekday, Monday through Friday, except holidays between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing 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 tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup from official records of the Clerk.
The proposed amendments to the land development regulations shall apply to all
property within the unincorporated areas of Okeechobee County.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
169023 ON 10/17/06


UTILITY TRAILER, Triple
Crown, 4ft driver on gate. On-
board Diamond tool box. Exc:.
Cond. $900; (863)763-6909



DODGE RAM VAN, '92, runs
good, good tires, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-4004


Public Notices



PubUc Notrce 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT
OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regu-
lar meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, orida, on the 12th day of Oc-
tober, 2006, a Resolution was adopted
pursuant to Sections 336.09 and
336.10, Florida Statutes, whereby the
County of Okeechobee vacated,
closed, abandoned, renounced and
disclaimed all rights of the county and
the public in a county right-of-way fur-
ther described as follows:
All of the alley right-of-way between
and adjoining Lots 7-12 and Lots
13-18, Block 2, Petit Park subdivision,
according to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 19, public records
of Okeechobee County, Florida
John W. Abney, Sr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson,Clerk
Board of County Commissioners


FORD VAN- '88, Runs good.
Good tires $300.
(863)674-9907


Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze


Community Events


Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby items such
as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats
and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will
be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc., will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners'
chambers of the Roger Poitras Administration Building1 2300 Virginia
Ave., in Fort Pierce. The annual coalition meeting will follow the full
coalition meeting. For information, contact Dorett Williams at (7720
489-8120, ext. 10.

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting schedule
and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me Go" by
Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad The Life of
Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope Joan" by
Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the library
board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

OHS band sponsors band festival
The Okeechobee High School Band is hosting the FBA Marching
Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the OHS Football Stadium, 2800
U.S. 441 N. Everyone is invited. The first band will perform around
3:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

Thrivent planning Oktoberfest event
Thrivent will hold their 16th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct.
28, at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane.
Tickets are $5 each for the meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked
beans, German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Dinners
will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-5042.

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 origi-
nal 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 chil-
dren 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 with the 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) 467-2487; Marion Davis at
(863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

OCT to stage Irving Berlin musical
The music of one of America's most beloved songwriters will
come alive as the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) presents
the Irving Berlin musical review "The Melody Lingers On," Nov. 3, 4,
10 and 11. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Tickets are avail-
able during' regular business hours at the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, at 55 S. Parrott Ave. The performances will be at 8 p.m.
in the auditorium at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus on S.W.
Second Avenue at Seventh Street. For information, contact Ron
Hayes at (863) 763-1307.


Methodist Women sponsoring bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee will hold their
annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4,from 8 until 1 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall at 200 N.W Second St. in Okeechobee. There will be a variety of
crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods, white elephant items
and a silent auction. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects, local and
abroad. For information, contact Cynthia Yoder at (863) 357-2103.

Church sponsoring fundraiser
Family portrait fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee Church of
God youth group will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, at 301
N.E. Fourth Ave. Ticket are $10, and covers the sitting fee and a 10 x 13
family portrait. For tickets and information, call Donna at (863) 697-1789.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, and Satur-
day, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W. 28 St., and Wolff
Road from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10. Participants do not
have be a member of AARP or have AARP auto insurance. Participants
should consult their auto insurance agent for their three-year discount
after completion of class. Call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for infor-
mation and registration.

FCHC hosting craft sale
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave., will
hold a craft and rummage sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds
benefit the annual Night with Santa project. Admission for adults is $1.
Admission is free to FCHC patients with an FCHC identification card.

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

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

Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held Thurs-
day, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov, 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p'.m. Hardcov-
er books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half price.
Proceeds will be used to augment the DVD collection. The Library is
located at 206 S.W 16th St. For information, call (863) 763-3536.

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

Annual food drive under way
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall
and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for
Families community food drive that is going on now. The drive will
end Nov. 25. Organizations in Okeechobee County wishing to receive
food from this drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunningham toll
free at (866) 500-4104 to register the organization as a food recipient.
Or, an e-mail may be sent to wcunningham01@adelphia.net to
receive a food recipient form. All food collected locally will be distrib-
uted in Okeechobee County.

Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 c(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft semi-
nar Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the
importance of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of
the Okeechobee community.

Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend before
Christmas Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be able to match pitch
and read music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of
fun. Winter residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms.
Perry at (863) 634-7714.


Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

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

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
each Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort
Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,
visit www.floridasac.org.

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

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish
office at (863) 763-3727.

Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at
9:30 a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult
class will be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releas-
ing a person's potential and is essential for physical and emotional
health. For information, call (863) 763-3736.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and-
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.

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

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
registration.

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping
with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year,
which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer sur-
vivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie
Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.


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