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Rodgers, Torres
named female
Athletes of Month
The varsity coaches of
Okeechobee High School
have selected Lady Brahman
diver and swimmer Alex
Rodgers and Lady Brahman
cross-country runner Sandra
Torres as September's Pub-
lix/Okeechobee News female
co-athletes of the month.
Senior Alex Rodgers has
been a member of the Lady
Brahman swim team for the
past three years. This year she
became a member of the new
Brahman diving team.
In her first dive meet, Ms.
Rodgers finished in first place.
lex shows .-drive:,, and
determination in her new
sport of diving. Her natural
ability and athleticism has led
her to a promising season.
With only a few practices Alex
has managed to pick up the
sport of diving quickly. In her
first meet, Alex won first place
in her event with a score of
120.85. Alex will compete at
district and conference this
month. She will undoubtedly
shine in her competition," stat-
ed diving coach Lynsay Mas-
ters.
Ms. Rodgers plans to pur-
sue a career as an emergency
room nurse after graduation.
As a senior recipient of the
Athlete of the Month award,
she is now eligible for Athlete
of the Year honors next May.
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Drought Index
Current: 517
Source: Florida Division
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Lake level
LastYear:
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(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Town hall meeting: Residents protest to senator


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
State Senator J. D. Alexander addresses a town hall meeting Monday evening Oct. 16,
at the Okeechobee County Civic Center. 0

Senator speaks on variety of topics


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News.
When State Senator J. D.
Alexander came to a town hall
meeting Monday evening in
Okeechobee, he was-prepared
to discuss such issues as high-
ways and budgets. However,
residents of Dixie Ranch Acres
came out in force to press for
stricter laws for sex offenders.
The senator noted that there
are three concerns he was hear-
ing from his constituents. -
property insurance, property
taxes and improvement of
schools. He said public safety
would come in fourth.
The senator noted there was
a fully funded budget for
schools.
Dick Ahrens, chairman of the
Okeechobee Republican Party,
asked about the possibly of four-
laning Okeechobee highways to
prevent gridlock during hurri-
cane evacuations. He also asked
about a bypass road.
Senator Alexander noted that
four-laning of S.R. 70 from the
east to Okeechobee was in the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation five-year plan.
"That's step one," he noted;


He said he was not aware of
any bypass.
However, he added he
would be happy to work with
the city on a bypass road.
"The reality is that \ e are not
building very many roads that
are not toll roads", he asserted.
Senator Alexander suggested
that county commissioners use
their influence to press for a
bypass road.
He noted that the. level of
travel on S. R. 70 makes it hard
to get funding because most
funding goes to big city high-
ways.
The senator added that the
state was looking at an east-
west corridor north of Okee-
chobee.
He said that overall the state
economy is doing well and the
lack of hurricanes this year has
been a tremendous help to us.
The senator noted that 53
percent of general revenue goes
to schools and 23 percent goes
to health care.
He remarked on the impor-
tance of health with an aging
population.
"We've gotten ourselves into
a real mess' in insurance," he
noted, -attributing the cause to


two years of,, hurricanes. He
mentioned actions that could
improve the situation.
Senator Alexander said that
Home Depot coming to Okee-
chobee is "a real milestone of
coming of age.'"
Then the topic turned to
what many of the audience had
come to the meeting for -
reform of laws regarding sexual
offenders.
There is currently a group
home for sexual offenders in
Dixie Ranch Acres operated by
Matthew 25 Ministries of Lake
Worth. There were three sexual
offenders living there, but one
has recently absconded.
The senator said no bills are
currently filed on this topic.
"We have been grappling
with these things," he said not-
ing the Jessica Lunsford Law.
"It's a very serious issue, I
don't know the answer." How-
ever, he pledged to do every-
thing possible to protect the
public and our children.
"As a father of two daughters,
I understand," he said.
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May noted that out of the
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
After a lengthy discussion
with developers at the Tuesday,
Oct. 17, meeting of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
board of directors, plans for
expansion of the wastewater
treatment plant are still uncer-
tain. However, plans for acquisi-
tion ofthe Blue Heron water sys-
tem are proceeding. The board
also dealt with a complaint from.
a customer or the quality of
water on his street.
The board had previously
decided that the cost for the
wastewater treatment plant
expansion should be borne by


developers and not by current
rate payers. They had proposed a
developer's agreement whereby
developers could pay in advance
for guaranteed sewer capacity.
At first developers seemed to
favor this plan. However, two
pre-closing dates have already
passed .without a significant
number of developers being will-
ing to commit themselves.
A number of developers had
gathered in the board meeting
room to discuss their differences
over the developer's agreement.
Some developers wanted to
transfer part of their guaranteed
capacity to other developers or
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
Residents of Dixie Ranch
Acres who are upset about a
group home for sexual offend-
ers in their neighborhood found
a champion for their cause Mon-
day evening, Oct. 16, at a town
hall meeting held at the civic
center.
Judy Cornett, president of the
nonprofit Safety Zone Advocacy,
Inc. of Tampa, told her story. She
has appeared on several nation-
al television shows including


20/20 with her mission of educa-
tion, victim advocacy, teaching
children safety tips and stricter
laws for sexual offenders. On
Nov. 9, she will be on the Montel
Williams Show.
She also played a part in the
passage of the Jessica Lunsford
Law.
Ms. Cornett is going from
state to state to educate people.
Country music stars have auto-
graphed guitars to be auctioned
to finance her cause.
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Annual holiday craft fair planned
S- FORT PIERCE The third annual Buckler's Holiday Craft Fair
will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at the St. Lucie
-- County Fairgrounds, 15601 Midway Rd.
Admission is $4 per person, and one admission is good for
^ - both days. Children under 12 will be admitted free and parking
will also be free.
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.
- - until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories,
handcrafted furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewelry,
ders needlework, candles, wearable art, ceramics and more.
For show or exhibitor information, call June at (386) 860-0092,


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Her crusade began in 1992
when her 11-year-old son was
abducted, raped, strangled and left
for dead, However he did survive.
She went into graphic detail
describing the condition of her son.
About 9:30 p.m. an elderly lady
brought him home wrapped in a
towel.
"Mom, some man raped me,"
he said.
Among other injuries, he had
three lines on his neck when the
man attempted to strangle him.
His best friend was with him
and was also assaulted.
"So the buddy system doesn't
always work," she asserted.
"My family became dysfunc-
tional."
Her son pushed his little brother
down the stairs because he looked
like the rapist. He began to sleep
with sticks and knives.
"I finally had to get therapy," she
added.
Then Ms. Cornett decided to
make use of her experience.
"I'm going to turn it into some-
thing positive," she asserted and
formed Safety Zone Advocacy.
"The more you tell your story,
the less likely stories like this will be
told." she said.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Judy Cornett, of Safety Zone Advocacy, a nonprofit organi-
zation dedicated to sexual predator awareness spoke to a
town hall meeting convened at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center on Monday evening Oct. 16. The bowl of candy in the
picture played a part in her presentation.


The perpetrator got 17 years but
served only six. Since he was sen-
tenced before 1994, he did not face
the restrictions that are now faced
by convicted sexual offenders in
Florida.


"Sexual offenders do have
somewhere to go," she said. "They
don't have to be in your neighbor-
hood."
She said it becomes a pattern
for sexual offenders, first with fami-


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ly members and then with those
outside the family. She asserted
that sexual offenders are not out to
murder their victims, but they get
into situations where they have to
destroywitnesses
"Watch sexual offenders," Ms.
Cornett urged. "Even if you keep
your eyes on one, word will get
out." She advocated neighborhood
walks for exercise, slowing down
around sexual offenders' houses.
She urged that people quit com-
paring other crimes to crimes
against children, saying it was like
comparing apples and oranges.
"We've got to come together
and it starts with education, edu-
cate your children."
"Please believe your children,
children usually don't lie."
Ms. Cornett placed a large bowl
of candy on the table and asked if
anyone noticed the candy. Many
hands were raised. She said the
candy represents children and the
audience represents sexual offend-
ers. She said that when the candy
was out of sight the people would
not think about it. Therefore, she
concluded that convicted sexual
offenders should not be around
children. If they are not around
children, they do not think about
them just as the audience did not
think about the candy when it was
not in sight.


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Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and
Butterfly Haven, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, will hold an open
house on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is
$5; and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes
a tour, finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for
those who wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
www.arnoldswildlife.org.

Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural
Development offers a single family guaranteed rural housing pro-
gram (GRH) designed to assist low and.moderate income, credit
worthy families and individuals in buying existing or building new
homes in rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income
limit for the county in which they would live, have an acceptable
credit history, and adequate and dependable income sufficient to
meet all obligations.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-
3345, ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and
information about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Devel-
opment, visit its website at www.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.


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other property owned by the same
developer.
Jeff Larson, OUA's financial con-
sultant, feared these actions would
open a '"Pandora's box." He stated
the uncertainty of tracking such
transactions and the financial liabil-
ity to OUA.
He noted that under the finance
plan proposed by OUA, developers
were only paying 10 percent down
and OUA was financing 90 percent
of what the developer's owed.
Board chairman George Long
suggested that it was time to bring
negotiations to a close. He noted
that the board had been reason-
able in dealing with developers.
Mr. Larson noted that no devel-
oper has offered to pay 100 percent
up front.
OUA attorney Tom Conley
expressed fear that in six months a
developer would sell all of his
capacity back to OUA. Board mem-
ber Elder Sumner noted that in
such a case current rate payers
would be stuck.
John Hayford, OUA's executive
director, explained if a developer
wanted to sell back his capacity,
OUA would buy it back at the origi-
.nal price only if there were another
developer who needed it. Then it
would be resold at the current


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107 sex offenders in Okeechobee,
44 committed their crime here.
He suggested that as condition
of their probation, sex offenders
be sent back to the county where
the offense occurred.
"We'll take care of our own,"
he added.
"They should not be in a resi-
dential area," the sheriff said. "We
are looking at zoning violations."
"I don't think they are serving
enough time," he added.


price.
One developer expressed a dire
for flexibility, and requested the
ability to buy more capacity at a
later date at the same price.
Mr. Larson did not think that
would be legal since fees have to
be based on current costs.
Mr. Conley noted that OUA was
looking at a Dec. 8, completion
date and every month that passes
crowds that deadline.
The board decided to offer an
amended developer's agreement
that would be valuable at the end
of the week.
Mr. Long noted that if not
enough developer's sign up, OUA
would have to go another route.
"You guys are entrepreneurs,
we are a public utility," stated Mr.
Sumner.
"Where should the risk go?" he
asked.
A pre-closing date was set for
Nov. 7. At the Nov. 14, board meet-
ing the board will see how much
capacity has been reserved.
Turning to a related topic, the
board discussed the intermediate
expansion of the treatment plant
from one million gallons day
(MGD) to 1.232 MGD. Upon the
recommendation of engineer Dan
Willard, the board rejected both
bids that were received for the
expansion and voted to rebid the
project. The utility received a Com-
munity Development Block grant
in the amount of $2,272,000 for the


"Parole is not a right, it is a gift,"
the senator said, suggesting tight-
ening up parole conditions.,
He also suggested tightening
up on judges releasing sex offend-
ers.
"Longer sentences don't both-
er me, Senator Alexander added.
The senator suggested people
get to know their neighbors and
watch out for each other.
After hearing the citizens' con-
cerns about sexual offenders, the
senator said to his aide, Larry Ford,
"Larry, it sounds like we have a job
here."
One resident s5id they would


project.
Other bids were close to $7 mil-
lion.
Mr. Willard explained that the
original bid specifications allowed
for adding modifications that
would expedite future expansion.
He recommended the redid
project be smaller in scope, taking
out the items that were designed to
help with later expansion and
going back to just what was need-
ed for the smaller expansion.
It was noted that there is the risk
that the rebid might be higher.
However, with reduced specifica-
tions, more bidders might be
attracted.
"We gotta get this thing done",
he said.
Mr. Larson discussed possible
modes for financing proposed
expansions of one and two GMD.
The board passed a resolution
declaring their intent to seek reim-
bursement for capitol expenses
from the sale of bonds. Mr. Larson
informed the board that this does
not obligate the board to issue
bonds, but the resolution must be
in place before bonds can be
issued. He stated that it would give
the board more flexibility in financ-
ing.
William Brewer and several of
his neighbors from Fifth Street in
Buckhead Ridge were present to
protest the discoloration and parti-
cles in their water.
"We just have problem after


rather have stronger laws against
sexual offenders than a four-lane
highway.
Senator Alexander suggested
the people form a group, elect a
spokesperson, start doing
research and offer ideas. He said
they should present their ideas to
the Okeechobee County legislative
delegation.
He said that some of his friends
advocate electric benches rather
than electric chairs.
* "We'll work together, we'll find
what needs to be done," the sena-
tor pledged
"We've got to protect our kids."


problem," he asserted, complain-
ing of rust in the water.
"We would like the board to
consider replacing the line."
It was noted that the line in
question was the originally
installed galvanized steel pipe.
Staff was directed to research
the cost of replacing the line.
Mr. Hayford, noted that the
replacement would be an unbud-
geted item. Therefore, it would
have to take the place of a budget-
ed project or some other way
would have to be found to finance
the replacement.
The board considered taking
over the Blue Heron water system.
Southeast Contactors and Engi-
neers expect to take possession of
Blue Heron Golf and Country Club
in Jan. 2007, and wish to transfer
ownership of the water system to
OUA at that time.
"We are not in the water busi-
ness, you are," said Warren Synder,
representative of the soon-to-be
owners.
Staff was directed to work out
an agreement on the transfer of
ownership and bring it back to the
board.
The board also received the
financial statement for the period
ending Sept. 30.
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Central Elementary has many fall activities underway


First grade news
First grade is busy, busy, and
busy! We are learning about
addition and subtraction and all
the different strategies we can
use to find our sums and differ-
ences. In reading we are work-
ing hard at blending sounds and
memorizing the sight words. In
writing we've been studying
making complete sentences,
topics, and adding details. Sci-
ence has been a blast while
learning about living and nonliv-
ing things. We are also learning
about Christopher Columbus
and fire safety. The first graders
had fantastic time learning
about fire safety from the fire
fighters and rangers who gave


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Elementary

News

their time to come to our
school. We would like to thank
them for a wonderful presenta-
tion. First grade is also looking
forward to awards, the Fall Festi-
val, and Halloween! What a
busy month! Thanks to all the
parents who support the first
graders and us!
Students of the Week: Dustin
Douglas, Matthew Huddleston,
Armondo Santibanez, Ethan
Gusman, Nathin Ingraham,


Miguel Sanchez, Grace Luna,
Sally Ann Tijerino, Zoe Wood,
Danielle Speck, Kiara Hernan-
dez, Dylan White.
Birthdays: Katelyn McCorts,
Shay Hopewell, Jason Piquion,
Paulina Meras, Raeshel Bell,
Miguel Sanchez, Ruben
Rodriguez, Kaitlyn Hoyle, Adam
Godwin

Second grade news
In second grade, we are start-
ing to learn about the solar sys-
tem. Our solar system is large
and we hope to cover all the
planets. We are also excited
about our Fall Freaky Friday that
will take place near the end of
the month. We will get to do


many fall activities and have fun.

Fourth grade
Mr. Goff's class is working
very hard on mastering their mul-
tiplication facts. We know that
knowing these by memory will
make the harder computations
that we will be doing soon much
easier. In math we wrapped up
our chapter on telling time and
figuring out elapsed time. We are
now learning how to make
graphs and how to read data from
charts and tables. We learned
how to find the mean, median
and mode for a set of data. In
reading we got through our week
of theme one testing. This week
we are enjoying a play about a


E.C.M.H.S. project accepting applications


Okeechobee I Center located
at 726 N.E. 16 Ave. and Okee-
chobee II Center located at 1003
N.W. Second St. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabil-
ities in our Head Start Program.
Our belief is that all children and
families can benefit from receiving
educational, health, social, and
nutritional services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children six
weeks to five years.
To qualify the family must have
migrated in the past 24 months,


worked in agriculture, and the
families' primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
with disabilities to apply as well.
For more information call (863)
467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella,
or Julieta or (863) 467-6950 and
ask for Bethzaida or Priscilla.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 N.E. 16 Ave. y
Okeechobee II locaizado en 1003
N.W Second St. esta acceptando
aplicacions para ninos de families
migrants y ninos incapacidados.


En nuestro program nostros
creemos que los ninos se benefi-
cian en cuando reciven services
de education, salud y services
sociales y nutricion que nuestro
program ofrece. Servimos ninos
de 6 semans a 5 anos.
Para cualificar la familiar deve
de ver salido del condado o estado
en los ultimo 24 meses y trabajado
en agriculture. Con el ingreso de la
familiar de trabajo de agriculture.
Animamos que las families con
ninos incapacidados aplican. Para


mas information pro favor de lla-
mar al (863) 467-0702 y abler con
Sylvia o Julieta o por favor de lla-
mar al (863) 467-6950 y abler con
Bethzaida or Priscilla.


baker and his neighbor. They are add in some metaphors, similes,
having a conflict over whether or idioms and some personification.
not the neighbor should have to In social studies we are enjoying
pay for smelling the baker's deli- learning about how France and
cious pastries. In writing we are Spain were fighting over Florida.
working on making our exposito- In science we are learning about
ry writings better by adding in fig- how heat and light are produced
urative language. We are trying to and how they travel.


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Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under the
influence (DUI) charges by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) or the Department of Correc-
tions (DOC).
Jeremy Jones, 19, N.W. 20th
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct.
13 by Deputy Corporal S. Green on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation bat-
tery. He is being held without bond.
Traci Lynn Grimes, 39, S.W. 28th
St, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 13
by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force on a charge of doctor shopping.
She was released on her own recogni-
zance.
Chad Edward O'Connor, 31,
N.W. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was


arrested Oct. 14 by FWC investigator
Steve Farmer on a warrant charging
him with obtaining property by fraud.
His bond,was set at$5,000.
Wayne R. Vinson, 29, S.W. Sev-
enth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 14 by OCPD Officer R. Cale on a
felony charge of resisting arrest with
violence, and a misdemeanor charge
of disorderly intoxication. His bond
was set at $2,500.
Eugene Howard Ellerbee, 52,
N.W. Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 14 by the OCPD on mis-
demeanor charges of driving under the
influence, refusal to submit to a chemi-
cal test and driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge. His bond was
set at $1,000.
Wendal Maurice Baker, 28, N.E.
14th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 15 by the OCPD on a felony
charge.of battery on a law enforcement
officer/firefighter, and a misdemeanor


charge of resisting arrest without vio-
lence. His bond was set at $40,000.
David Earl Earnest, 52, S.E. Ninth
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct.
15 by Deputy K. Gray on a felony
charge of possession of cocaine, and
misdemeanor charges of possession
of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and
driving while license suspended with
knowledge. His bond was set at
$26,000.
Carole Chambers, 43, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by
Deputy K. Gray on a felony charge of
possession of a controlled substance,
and a misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Her bond
was set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stated.
Anyone listed here who is later found
innocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


Obituary


Willie "Chuck" Finney
Willie "Chuck" Finney, age 66,
died Oct. 17, 2006 at the Cleveland
Clinic Hospital in Weston, Fla. He
was born on May 10, 1940 in Hot
Springs, Ark. to Willie and Velma
Finney. Mr. Finney was formerly of
Titusville.and had been a resident
of Lakeport for the past 10 years.
He served in the United States Navy
and enjoyed air boating, fishing,
and singing karaoke. He was also
involved with the Lakeport Air
Boaters group.
He is preceded in death by his


parents Willie and Velma Finney
and a sister, Betty Harmon.
He is survived by his loving wife
of 23 years, Glenda Finney of Lake-
port; sons, David (Lois) Finney of
Corona, Calif., Michael (Dianne)
Finney of Corona, Calif., Roger
(Janet) Blum of Merritt Island and
James W Parrott, Jr. of Bishopville,
Md.; daughter, Angela Jordan of
Jacksonville; sister, Dorothy Smith
of Hot Springs, Ark. and eight
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held
at 11 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 21,


2006, at the Lakeport Christian
Church, with Pastor Larry Frogg
officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests donations be made in Mr.
Finney's name to Hope Hospice,
100 WC Owen, Clewiston, Fla.
33440 and to the Leukemia & Lym-
phoma Society c/o Donor Services,
P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass.
01202.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street in Okeechobee.
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SPEEDERS: It seems like driving within the speed limit is kind of
like quitting smoking: you would rather die than do either one.

STEREOTYPING: The residents of Okeechobee who express
opinions about sex offenders and advocate for ordinances against
them should base those opinions on facts not assumptions. Here
are some facts: sex offenders are not necessarily sexual predators;
sex offenders are not necessarily child molesters; all sex offenders
are not re-offenders; each offender has their own situation; each
offender has their'own restrictions imposed by the court depending
on their case. We should all be glad for rehabilitation programs and
not try to ban them. If a person is trying to get help and is in fact
being helped that is a good thing. If you are truly worried about the
effect of sex offenders living in Okeechobee ask yourself how many
crimes were committed by offenders each year here in Okee-
chobee. Maybe then you will open your mind, stop stereotyping and
stop being so judgmental.

ORDINANCE: Whether it's by a trusted family member, a
stranger, a clergymen or elected official, nearly everyday in the news
there are heart-breaking stories of children begin violated. There are
concerns about the constitutionality of the ordinance. County com-
missioners have to remember that this ordinance was passed for the
well-being, safety and protection of the general public and our chil-
dren. If laws, in which our country is governed, can't protect our
children, who will? I reviewed a copy of the emergency ordinance
- great job. The county commissioners made the right decision.

DISAPPOINTED: I am very disappointed. I would have hoped
that the minister would have had the sense to place individuals who
were not a risk to other children. It is something like this that gives a
bad name to those that want to help others. I think he has made a
huge mistake. For those that want to help others, he has to take into
account those that are at risk during rehabilitation. I do not believe
that this home should be in a residential area, and I am disappointed
that he does not have this listed on his web site.

COMPROMISED: Mr. Witherow compromised his intent. If he
truly cared about the environment and needs of the sex offenders,
as stated on his web page, he would have handled this situation dif-'
ferently. And if Mr. Witherow had spoke with immediate neighbors,
as claimed, he would have known how we felt about the situation,

DECEIVED: It is really too bad that legal action can't be taken
against Rev. Witherow for deceiving the public and the residents of
Dixie Ranch Acres and putting our children in danger, as well as the
legal property owner if he was at all aware of how his home was
to be used. I have to wonder if anyone, or the media, has been able
to contact the property owner at all? I do feel our rights have been
violated as well as those of our neighborhood children. It truly sad-
dens me to travel our streets and not see any children playing-like
we used to see. The kids are the ones who truly suffer no fresh air,
no play time. I commend each and every parent out here for not
only getting involved the last few weeks, but for the wonderful
bunch of kids we have in our neighborhood. I truly hope that all of
this stuff comes to a. halt soon, and the reverend and his ghastly
crew are eliminated from this area.
(Editor's"Note: We called th'e owner of the home, W.J. Fillmore in
Jupiter, and left a message asking him to return our call. However,
he has not done so. It should be added, however, that at least one
homeowner on N.W. 81st Court has talked to Mr. Fillmore.)

APPLAUD: I applaud the commissioners, and the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office for all the help they have given us in this mat-
ter. I will not ever give up on them. I'm sure we are in for a terrible
fight concerning this, but if we all stand together I know we can get
through this, and stop this from ever happening again, anywhere.

MISSING OFFENDER: I hear the missing sexual offender has
been caught in Orlando. His original offense was on a 9-year-old girl
and his charges I believe were lewd and lascivious battery on a
minor child under the age of 16. At this point I am not sure if the
other two offenders are still in the house-or if they have been
removed. Deputies from the sheriff's office actually parked in the
offenders' driveway and sat there all night.
(Editor's Note: As of this writing, Robert Robedeau is not in cus-
tody. Detective Shane Altman received a signed arrest warrant
Tuesday. The state's Department of Corrections has also been
issued a warrant calling for Robedeau's arrest.)

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Letter to the Editor


Calling all
ghosts, goblins
When we were hit last year by
Wilma just before Halloween,
making it unsafe for the children
to go door-to-door trick or treat-
ing, Okeechobee Main Street
along with help from a number of
organizations had an alternative
for the children to enjoy Hal-
loween in Flagler Parks.


This was pulled together very
quickly but was very successful.
We have decided to make this an
annual event and we feel sure that
it will be bigger and better since
we had year to plan it.
In Parks 2, 3 and 4 on Hal-
loween night, from 6 until 8:30
. p.m., there will be plenty of candy
and games. Some of the games
are: potty seat paper toss, fishing,
haunted house, bean bag toss,


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. 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 Beau-
ty Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them
beauty techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of
treatment. R.S.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 information, 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. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantle 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. 1
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. Any-
one 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
NW. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996. ,
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant,' 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
(863) 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 relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day 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.uritil 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers
and' provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.'
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E,, at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be
at noon. Women should bring business cards and information to
promote their business. The meeting provides networking oppor-
tunities for women in business and is open to the public. No
membership is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado
at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3. Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. ,at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow


a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251.


cupcake walk, airbrush tattoos,
pumpkin toss, sack races, knock
down milk jug game, wheel of
fortune, cake walk, ring toss, golf,
balloon darts, spinning wheel,
hay monster, basketball toss,
hearse with a candy-filled coffin,
face painting and more.
There will be free soft drinks,
popcorn, snow cones, cotton
candy and lots of candy.
There will be three costume


contests: at 6:30 p.m., children up
to age 5; at 7 p.m., children 6-10;
and at 7:30 p.m., children. 11-14.
There will be prizes for first, sec-
ond and third places in each age
group.
So don't be scared bring
your ghosts and goblins and
witches and let's have fun.

Maureen Burroughs
Okeechobee Main Street


Community Events

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 Okee-
chobee 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 Okee-
chobee 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.
Festival tickets are on sale now in the school office. For informa-
tion, 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 Christ-
mas 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 eet
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 115 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 Can-
cer Society's Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on Satur-
day, 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.
Concert benefits Hammock State Park
The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Ham-
mock Road in Sebring, will host "Music in the Park" featuring
rock/jazz band Groovus on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. Admission
is $5 per person. Accompanied children age 16 and under are
admitted free. Early arrivals to the park are welcome. Park admis-
sion of $4 per vehicle will apply prior to 6 p.m. The concert is held
in the center field of the park's picnic area. Bring lawn chairs,
blankets and a flashlight. The Hammock Inn will be serving din-
ners, snacks and special desserts, or you may bring picnic bas-
kets or coolers. All proceeds will remain at Highlands Hammock
State Park to fund park improvement projects. For information
call (863) 386-6094.
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.
Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will host
a breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be
served from 8 until 11 a.m. The breakfast is open to the public.
The cost of the meal is a $5 donation and includes bacon and
sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, hash brown casserole, grits,
fruit, orange and coffee. For information, call Mary Ann Holt at
(863) 634-8087.
Church to dedicate pipe organ
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will be hosting a dedication of their newly rebuilt pipe
organ on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. The dedication will include a
concert by guest organist Andrew Andela. Mr. Andela is the
organist and choir director of the Church on the Hill in Flushing,
N.Y. The public is invited.
'77 OHS class members sought
The Class of 1977 is looking for lost classmates. Were you a
graduate of 1977 or know of someone who graduated in 1977? If
you haven't been contacted about our 30-year reunion coming
up on Oct. 27-29, please call Karen Williamson Larson at (863)
763-5101, Cindy Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Ben-
nett Doyle at (863) 634-9491. Reservations will be taken until Oct.
23,2006.
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Council will celebrate Red


Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, to help the Okeechobee community
stay drug free. For information, call Val Marone (863) 462-0040.






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Fire Safety Week
Jack Burkes, left, and Justin Hazellief, right, EMTs, with Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
show off their ambulance to students at Everglades Elementary School. In addition to the
ambulance, the City of Okeechobee Fire Department had a fire truck, the division of forestry
had equipment on display and a detective from the state fire marshal's office brought his
dog trained to sniff out accelerants. It all took place Wednesday morning, Oct. 11 at the
school as part of Fire Safety Week. The students were wearing fire chief hats they had made.


Buddy visits South
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students at South Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 13 for Fire Prevention Week. Buddy is
trained to sniff out accelerants that could be used to start fires in cases that arson is sus-
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sniffed out and showed Det. Gilkey by scratching at the spots where the gasoline was.

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By Loma Jablonski
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The varsity coaches of Okee-
chobee High School have select-
ed Lady Brahman diver and
swimmer Alex Rodgers and Lady
Brahman cross-country runner
Sandra Torres as September's
Publix/Okeechobee News
female co-athletes of the month.
Senior Alex Rodgers has been
a member of the Lady Brahman
swim team for the past three
years. This year she became a
member of the new Brahman
diving team.
In her first dive meet, Ms.
Rodgers finished in first place.
"Alex shows drive and deter-
mination in her new sport of div-


Games will consist of 8-minute
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World, Big Lake Eye Care, 3-H
Farms, Okeechobee Mortgage,
Shenanigans and Crewsville
Dairy.
Saturday, Oct. 21: 8:30-9:45
,-'a.m.-Okeechobee Mortgage vs.
Crewsville Dairy; 10-11.: 1 a.m.-A
Child's World vs. Shenanigans.
Tuesday, Oct. 24: 5:45-7 p.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. 3-H Farms;
7:15-8:30 p.m.-A Child's World vs.
Okeechobee Mortgage.
Saturday, Oct. 28: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-A Child's World vs. 3-H
Farms; 10-11:15 a.m.-Big Lake
Eye Care vs. Shenanigans.
Saturday, Nov. 4: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Big Lake Eye Care vs. Okee-
chobee Mortgage; 10-11:15 a.m.-
3-H Farms vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Tuesday, Nov. 7. 5:e45-7 p.m.-3-
,,.H Farms vs. Okeechobee Mort-
gage; 7:15-8:30 p.m.-Shenanigans
vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Nov. 11: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Okeechobee Mortgage vs.


ing. Her natural ability and ath-
leticism has led her to a promis-
ing season. With only a few
practices Alex has managed to
pick up the sport of diving quick-
ly. In her first meet, Alex won
first place in her event with a
score of 120.85. Alex will com-
pete at district and conference
this month. She will undoubted-
ly shine in her competition," stat-
ed diving coach Lynsay Masters.
Ms. Rodgers plans to pursue a
career as an emergency room
nurse after graduation. As a sen-
ior recipient of the Athlete of the
Month award, she is now eligible
for Athlete of the Year honors
next May.,
Ms. Rodgers is the daughter
of Kimberly and Greg Rodgers.


Shenanigans;, 10-11:15 a.m.-A
Child's World vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Tuesday, Nov. 14: 5:45 -7 p.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. 3-H Farms;
7:15-8:30 p.m.-A Child's World vs.
Shenanigans.
Saturday, Nov. 18: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Okeechobee Mortgage vs.
Crewsville Dairy; 10-11:15 a.m.-A
Child's World vs. 3-H Farms.
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5:45-7 p.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. Crewsville
Dairy.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-A Child's World vs. Big Lake
Eye Care; 10-11:15 a.m.-Okee-
chobee Mortgage vs. Shenani-
gans.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: 5:45-7 p.m.-3-
H Farms vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Third place vs. Fourth place
teams; 10-11:15 a.m.-First place
vs. .Second place teams. Fifth and
sixth place-no game.
Tie Breaker: (1) Overall, (2)
Head to Head, (3) Still tied?: Head
to Head point differential.


Sandra Torres is a new mem-
ber of the Lady Brahman cross-
country team. In one year of
competition this 11th grade stu-
dent/athlete placed 14th at the
Spanish River Invitational, 10th
at the Tommy Lacoya Invitation-
al, defeated almost 700 girls fin-
ishing 43rd in the large school
race at the flrunners.com Invita-
tional and placed 15th at the
Astronaut Invitational. Ms. Tor-
res has run the fastest time for
female runners in years; her time
to-date is 22:12 for 5k or 3:1
miles.
"To quote Alfred A. Monta-
pert, 'Do not confuse motion
and progress. A rocking horse
keeps moving, but does not
make any progress.' This


describes Sandra because she
trains very specifically and gives
it her all. A lot of people/want to
talk about what they have done,
but do not really want to work
for what they think they deserve.
Sandra goes out and gets what is
hers," stated cross-country
coach Nathan Owen.
Ms. Torres also is a member
of the Lady Brahman soccer and
track teams.
In addition to her athletic
accomplishments, this tiny pow-
erhouse is also an honor-roll stu-
dent with a 3.5 grade point aver-
age. She plans to continue
running cross-country in col-
lege.
She is the daughter of Gelacio
and Berta Torres.


Suarez selected as the male Athlete of Month


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Bryan Suarez, a junior at
Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.), has been selected by
the varsity coaches of O.H.S. as
the Publix/Okeechobee News
male Athlete of the Month for
September.
Mr. Suarez took first place at
the Benjamin Invitational, first
place at the Tommy Lacoya Invi-
tational, third at flrunners.com
invitational with a personal best
of 16.11. He led the Brahmans toe
the team title at this large everoi
He finished second in the 3A
event at the Spanish River Invita-
tional and second at South Fork.
"Bryan is an excellent athlete
and an even better student. He is
an example for every student at
Okeechobee High School. He is
one of the examples of how


Okeechobee is becoming a
dominant force in athletics,"
stated cross-country coach
Nathan Owen. "To quote John
Wooden: 'Be more concerned
with your character than your
reputation, because your char-
acter is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely
what others think you are.'"
Mr. Suarez has been a mem-
ber of the Brahman cross-coun-
try team for three years. He is
also a member of the soccer and
track teams.
In additiowto his.outstanding
performance on the cross-coun-
try team, Mr. Suarez is an honor
roll student with a 3.7 grade
point average. He plans to attend
a 4-year college and major in
accounting.
Mr. Suarez is the son of David
and Tina Suarez.


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Flag Football Schedule


Games will consist of 6-
minute quarters. Teams are
American General, B&M Tractor,
G&K Tractor, Lennon Grove Ser-
vice and Ridge Runner Airboats.
Saturday, Oct. 21: 9-10 a.m.-
Lennon Grove Service vs. Ameri-
can General; 10-11 a.m.-Ridge
Runner Airboats vs. B&M Trac-
tor.
Saturday, Oct. 28:.9-10 a.m.-
Lennon Grove Service vs. B&M
Tractor; 10-11 a.m.-G&K Tractor
vs. American General.
Saturday, Nov. 4: 9-10 a.m.-
B&M Tractor vs. Ridge Runner
Airboats; 10-11 a.m.-G&K Trac-
tor vs. Lennon Grove Service.
Saturday, Nov.11: 9-10 a.m.-
Ridge Runner Airboats vs. G&K
Tractor; 10-11 a.m.-American
General vs. B&M Tractor.
Saturday, Nov. 18: 9-10 a.m.-
Lennon Grove Service vs. Ridge
Runner Airboats; 10-11 a.m.-


B&M Tractor vs. G&K Tractor.
G&K Tractor.
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5:30-6:30
p.m.-Ridge Runner Airboats vs.
American General; 6:30-7:30
p.m.-Lennon Grove Service vs.
G&K Tractor.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 9-10 a.m.-
B&M Tractor vs. American Gen-
eral; 10-11 a.m.-Ridge Runner
Airboats vs. Lennon Grove Ser-
vice.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: 5:30-6:30
p.m.-G&K Tractor vs. Ridge Run-
ner Airboats; 6:30-7:30 p.m.-
American General vs. Lennon
Grove Service.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 9-10 a.m.-
Third place vs. fourth place; 10-
11 a.m.-First place vs. second
place. Fifth place-no game.
Tie Breaker: (1) Overall, (2)
Head to Head, (3) Still tied: Head
to Head Point Differential.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Daryl Roehm
Bryan Suarez (left) received the Publix/Okeechobee News
Athlete of the Month award for September from his coach
Nathan Owen (right).





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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 18, 2006 LIFESTYLES 7


Engagement


IRCC presents an evening of mystery, dessert


Come join the Indian River
Community College Fine Arts
Department as they take you on a
cruise to murder!
If you think you're a regular
Sherlock Holmes, then you won't
want to miss this audience partici-
pation mystery to be performed
at IRCC campuses throughout the
Treasure Coast. Nine suspects will
provide plenty of clues to investi-
gate in this unique, interactive
case. Audience members will
laugh, witness a crime and help
solve the mystery all while
enjoying a gourmet dessert.
This touring performance of
"Country Cruising" will be per-
formed at IRCC's Wynne Black
Box Theatre at the Main Campus
in Fort Pierce and IRCC campuses


in Vero Beach, Stuart, Okee-
chobee and St. Lucie West.
A choice of desserts will be
served at intermission, with cof-
fee or tea, for only $17, including
the show and refreshments.
"Country Cruising" will be
cruising to the Wynne Black Box
Theatre Oct. 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28
at 7 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
This cruise will go on tour to
an IRCC Campus near you: Oct.
30, Dixon Hendry Campus in
Okeechobee; Oct. 31, Mueller
Campus in Vero Beach; Nov. 6,
Chastain Campus in Stuart; and
Nov. 7, St. Lucie West Campus in
Port St. Lucie.
All tour performances are at 7
p.m.
The Wynne Black Box Theatre


OCT to present Irving

Berlin musical review


Monica and Matthew Belleville
are excited to announce the
engagement of their mother, Malin-
da Faye Belleville to Reverend Kevin
Bryan Kierstead. The bride-to-be
has been a resident of Okeechobee
for 21 years and is employed by the
Pregnancy Resource Center.
The prospective groom pastors
the Full Gospel Assembly of


Zael Olivares


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Olivares
Priscilla and Enrique of Okee-
chobee are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Zael. He
was born Sept. 3, 2006, at Florida
Hospital in Sebring. He weighed
8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 inches
long at birth.
Zael was welcomed home by:
maternal grandparents, Antonia
Nunez and Ignacio Orozco of
Okeechobee; and, paternal
grandparents, Enrique Olivares
and Maria Olivares of Okee-
chobee.


Presque Isle, Maine. He has two
children, Aaron and Alicia, and one
grandson, Josiah.
The future bride and groom are
both alumni of Faith School of The-
ology of Charleston, Maine.
The wedding is planned for Jan.
20, 2007, at Abundant Blessings
Assembly of God Church in Okee-
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Michigan are proud ,to
announce the birth of their son,
Holden James Rippey. He was
born Oct. 6, 2006, and weighed
8 lbs. 14 oz. Paternal grandpar-
ents are James and Paulette
Rippey of Buckhead Ridge.


The music of one of America's
most beloved songwriters will
come alive for Okeechobee audi-
ences soon, as the Okeechobee
Community Theatre (OCT) pres-
ents the Irving Berlin musical
review, "The Melody Lingers On,"
live on stage for four performanc-
es.
Reserved seats for the produc-
tion, which will be performed on
Friday and Saturday nights, Nov.
3, 4, 10 and 11, are now on sale.
Tickets are $10 each, and are
available during regular business
hours at the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, at 55 S. Parrott
Ave. The performances will be at
8 p.m., each evening at the the-
atre on S.W. Second Ave. at Sev-
enth St., one block west of Gold-
en Corral Restaurant.
At least two of the more than
1,000 songs Berlin wrote in his
lifetime are known by nearly
everyone. "God Bless America"
has, for many years, been an
unofficial anthem for the United
States, and was especially in evi-
dence following the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. His holi-
day favorite, "White Christmas"
has sold more copies than any
other song in recorded music his-
tory.
Other songs by Irving Berlin,
however, are just as endearing,
and many are almost as well
known. More than 40 are show-
cased in "The Melody Lingers
On," as the show tells the story of
the Russian immigrant who lived
for 101 years', and placed his
indelible stamp on American
popular music.
Among them are "There's No
.Business Like Show Business,"
"Easter Parade," "Puttin' On the
Ritz," "What '111 Do?", "Always,"
"Blue Skies," "Heat Wave,"
"Alexander's Ragtime Band,"
"Cheek to Cheek," and "Count
Your Blessings Instead of Sheep."
A Jewish cantor's son from
the Lower East Side of New York,
Berlin falls in love with a wealthy
Catholic girl. The girl's father con-
siders him not to be fit marriage
material for his daughter, and
sends her off to Europe for an
extended stay to try to cool the
romance. The miles prove to be
no barrier, however, and the cou-
ple elopes on the very day she
returns to the states. It's a com-
pelling and contemporary love
story.
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review chronicles other events in
Berlin's life, spanning from Tin
Pan Alley to Broadway, from Hol-
lywood to tours of duty through-
out Europe and the Pacific during
World War II. In short, the story of
Irving Berlin is the story of Ameri-
ca in the 20th century.
A cast of 17 local Okeechobee
Community Theatre performers
will sing and dance musical num-
bers, and portray the characters
whom played important parts in
Berlin's life and career. They
include a host of veteran OCT
cast members, along with several
who are appearing with the the-
atre group for the first time.
Back from previous produc-
tions are Mike Zierden, Shirley
Bush, Daniel Womble, Judine
Cole, Kimberley Womble, Kevin
Lute, Rahl Wilkinson, Tom Mur-
ray, Cathy Womble and Genna
Lute. Making their OCT debuts
are Cassie Chesley, Joy Jarriel,
Jane Kaufman, Billy McCullers,
Josh VanWormer, Candace
Jaquith, and Shawna McCullers.
Sarah Kay Knoche is the per-
formance pianist, Laura Murray
and Christine Kaufman are stage
managers, and Jacque and Ron
Hayes are the directors. The
show is licensed through the
Rodgers and Hammerstein Music
Library in New York City.
: The Okeechobee Community
< Theatre is now in its 28th year.of
producing live Broadway-style
musicals, comedies and dramas
for local audiences. The all-volun-
teer organization is a member of
the American Association of
Community Theatre, and the
Florida Theatre Conference.


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Retiring after 22 years
Sonia Waldron (left), lunchroom assistant at South
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"Domestic violence is a prob-
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According to the Uniform
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domestic violence incidents were
reported during 2005. Domestic
violence accounted for 39 percent
of all comparably reported violent
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spouse or live-in partner was the
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TWIN POOLS
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Hospital to host dinner, discussion program
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will present their new gen-
eral 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 reserva-
tions, call (863) 824-2702.
Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program
entitled Lung Disease: When You Must Be Hospitalized on Tuesday,
Oct. 24, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441
North. Individuals and their family and friends with questions on
lung health are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For
information, call (800) 330-5864.

Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tues-
day, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The guest speaker will be
Cynthia Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Correction
office, and Rosalind Brown from Planned Parenthood-Faith Initiative
Update. Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring new books,
puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy children in Okee-
chobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's House for distribution at
Christmas. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers,
car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the
yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.


Cowboys for Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ and Lasso Ministries of Venus will meet
Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship, and 7 p.m. for
gospel music and the word.. The meeting is open to everyone and
will be held at the Venus Clubhouse located off route 731 and Club
House Road.

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


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.


Movie times for Friday, Oct. 13,
through Thursday, Oct. 19, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"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 Thursday 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


American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to.be a part of our
Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local dis-
asters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Debbie Riddle or Cardace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a month,
with committed youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is "currently
seeking. such items' as baby
clothes, furniture, small .appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321. for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E.:Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their-monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
(863) 763-0004.
Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
dosed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.


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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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,200 acres. Merchantable
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AUCTION By Order of the US
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(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
CAT, REWARD Brown/Black
stripe, shorthair white tip
paw stomach, chest. 2 yr old
male. Fixed (863)697-320

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
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classiftleds


CALICO KITTY -torty color, fe-
male approx. 1yr., ALSO,
Guinea Pigs. Free to good
home. 863-801-1302
COUCH Old. FREE! FREE!
(863)467-0644
KITTENS- to good homes 6
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
MICROWAVE Free! Free! Call
(863)467-0644


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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



Experienced carpenter in
rough & trim work need-
ed. Work 40 hrs/week
locally with established
construction company.
Must have references.
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven LaBelle. Clewiston and
Okeechiobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer: ,
S-Exceent Satares ,
; -s4ical aq if? Insurance ,
-Dental Insurance.
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advhncement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an.interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
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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:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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


WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


Full-time multitasking. Computer literate.
Excel proficiency a must. Benefits include
group health, profit sharing, and 401(k).
Fax resume to (863) 763-7142
or deliverto McArthur Farms, Inc.,
1550 N.E. 208th Street, Okeechobee.
Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.


ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Walpole, Inc. is looking for
an outgoing personality
with strong customer
service orientation.
The candidate should have
the ability to handle
multiple priorities, have
strong communication and
organizational skills and an
attention to detail.
Proficient computer skills
are a must. Bilingual
English/Spanish is a plus.
Send resume to:
ptougas@walpoleinc.com
Fax: (863)763-7874
or apply In person:
Walpole, Inc.
269 NW 9th Street


AUTOMOTIVE SALES
NO PRIOR SALES
EXPERIENCE NEEDED
WE WILL TRAIN YOUI
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.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
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The Okeechobee News is seeking a
Customer Service Representative. This is a
part time position that could lead to full
time employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
-Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hous
Knowledge in:
Excel
Word Perfect
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.

INSURANCE AGENCY
Licensed CSR/Agent
Immediate opening
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900 S Parrott Ave.
(863)467-4522
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
Realty & Investments, LLC.
t.moss@landmarkrealty
andinvestments.com



SHIFT SUPERVISOR
POSITION AVAILABLE
We offer benefits & Paid
Vacation! Experience in
manufacturing, trouble-
shooting, & employee
mgmt. a plus. Salary
based upon qualifications
& experience. Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee.
863-763-5586


WOOLEY'S SHEDS
is expanding a new line of
buildings & we need people
w/carpentry & roofing
experience. General
Laborers also needed.
Apply in person only.
No phone calls please.
2570 NW 16th Blvd.,
Okeechobee Industrial Park.
Drug free workplace. EOE.




BILINGUAL SALES PERSON
For Flea Market Gift Shop
Saturday & Sunday only
(863)763-5373 or
(863)610-0227
CASE MANAGER
for school based program.
Bachelors degree req. Pis. fax
resume to Melodee at
772-466-5951



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FINANCIAL PARTNER
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With good credit to assist in
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No Experience necessary,
Just Good Credit.
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & #5698



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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DAIULUNCH SPECIALS
All Per N 0W OPEN
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STORM DOOR 32X75 brand
new, never used.
Screen/window. $150..
302-228-3005


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
PLAYPEN, Excellent condi-
tion. Paid $50. Now $25.
Firm (863)467-0436


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 5pmr
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 carsexc.
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


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 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 cohd.,
$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
FULL SIZE BED, complete,
good condition. $100.
863-763-9371
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
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
(863)467-8681
Wicker Furniture, Loveseat, 2
chrs., w/cushions, 3 tables,
in Aqua Isles, $100.
(336)342-0221


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & 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


ANTIQUE LAWN & GARDEN
TRACTOR- John Deere, all
original, runs great $2000
(863)261-6892
COFFIN, 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.
(863)675-2151
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore
SBS, white, works great, ice-
maker needs repair, $150.
(863)763-9756
STOVE, Ceramic: Like new.
$200 (863)675-1634
WASHER, Roper, Large Ca-
pacity 2.5, Like new. New
$229, Asking $175.
(863)357-3369
WASHER/DRYER, Sears,
$100 for both.
(863)763-4475



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


BIKE 2 wheeler, 20", Mon-
goose Model, very sharp,
must see, $40. Call
(863)763-0625.


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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 X 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.



CEMENT BLOCKS- 700, Good
condition. $300. Will separ-
ate. (863)824-0505

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

TWIN BEDS, 2, Maple, Com-
plete. Good condition. $75.
(863)467-4124
WATERBED- Soft'sided,
Queen size, like new, $700
(863)634-7864


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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (8'63)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


DR. SCHOOLS PARAFIN
BATH, Scented wax, insulated
hand & foot cover, new condi-
tion. $25 neg. (863)675-2596
FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
HOVEROUND SCOOTER-
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (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
DRUMS (10) 55 gal., for Burn-
ing (10) 15 gal. & (10) 55 gal.
Plastic, Water Tight Drums.
$150 will sep. (863)763-5062
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 10BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300.
863-634-5888
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Thanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
(863)634-9119
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
des, $200 (863)763-4961



CLEVELAND KING 613 ALTO
SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918
DBL KEYBOARD ORGAN- ask-
ing $50 (863)635-4455
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
(863)357-0465
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200.(863)471-2256


PIANO- older upright, bench,
beautiful finish, plays well,
$550, You move & tune
(863) 357-0455
PIANO- Wurlitzer, full size,
asking $300 (863)635-4455


AMAZON PARROT- Double
Yellow Head, male & cage.
$700. (863)467-1950
BLOODHOUND PUPS
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
COCKER SPANIEL- Full blood-
ed, 2 yrs old, Very friendly,
Good with children. House
dog. $1000. (863)634-5473
DACHSHUNDS PUPPIES, AKC
males, 8 wks. old, black & tan,
w/health certificates. $500
each. (863)467-7288 aft. 5pm
DOG CRATE, Midwest, galva-
nized, 36"Ix19"wx22"h, $30.
(863)763-4098
DOG HOUSE- medium size,
portable, almost new, flexible
plastic door, $25
(863)983-8646
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
PIGEONS: (5 PAIR) $75
(863)675-4981 LaBelle Area
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
23 yrs old, good beginner or
kids 'horse, no bad habits,
i150u1863i763-1501
YORKSHIRE TERRIER; AKC
Available for Stud Services.
Please call (863)675-1410



2006 MODEL BLOWOUT!!!
Warehouse Clearance Sale
on the New Kayak Pool.
SAVE $ thousands on select-
ed models limited supply!
FREE ESTIMATES Easy Fi-
nance Fast Installation. Call
(866)348-7560 www.kay-
akpoolsflorida.com.


COMPOUND BOW, Black
Bear-Cobra, 50 lb. draw,
with arrows, $35.
(863)763-4098 .
KNEEBOARD Hydroslide
Revolution, '150
(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 separate. 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.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTTS PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
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)675-0247tLa Belle
. GELDING :.I yi. iOl good trail
rore u 4 ri, ir e wnesock. &
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









On Une R Service
Buy Sell Trade
863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
PFHA. 13 year old, Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704
SORRELL QUARTER HORSE
4 yrs., philly, 14 hands, ties,
stands for farrier. $1500 or
best offer. 239-465-1393



ENGINE- Briggs & Stratton
12.5HP, elec start, asking
$250. Like New
(863)467-0363 .


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ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hod-
zontal shaft, asking $150
(863)467-0363
HYDROSTATIC MOWER 36"
walk behind wNelke Intstant
reverse w/tracking. Runs
great. $1200.954-581-8328
JOHN DEERE 110 TRACTOR
'65, original running strong,
Kohler motor, a true classic
for show. $800.227-6066
JOHN DEERE LAWN TRAC-
TOR Hydrostatic 48" liquid
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 LAWN MOWER, Mas-
ter Cut, 12hp, 32" cut, $150.
(863)763-4149 or
561)758-4337
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


DAIRY GOAT DOES, Nubian,
Spanish, Alpine mix, $75
each. (863)467-9950

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


Rentals


-----RENT- -
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 ..1,t &
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 #
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/gar. in nice neighborhood.
No pets. $1100/mo. Yr. lease.
F/L/S. 863-610-1000
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
pool. $1600. mo. + 1st &
last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F., Lake access
w/dock. $1,000/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #



NICE 2,000 S:E Exec. Office
space avail. Nov.1. 107 S.W.
17th St. Suite B. (1) space
avail. Yr. Lease+, call for info
863-634-3040/863-467-9608
NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Professional Building: North
East Section of city limits.
1916 sq ft, 4/2 private offices,
conference room area, C/A/H.
Excellent terms.
Contact Robin 863.763.5593
or Walpole@earthlink.net


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/'
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 InspectionlO60
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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.
$1'65,000 (239)989,5063
"heyfay@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
FOR SALE BY OWNER -- 2BR
condo, St. Petersburg. 1 mile
from Gulf of Mexico/Don Ce-
sar. On Isla Del Sol golf
course. Completely fur-
nished. $370,000. Call
(859)608-2213.
NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence '
Associates 1-800-543-2495
NICE 3BR/2BA located, at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, all appl's.
$185K. For info 863-610-0973
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



Mountain Waterfront Sale.
Lakefront homesites & con-
dos w/boat slips on beautiful
Lake Chatuge in Western NC.
Call now for Nov. 4 reserva-
tion. (877)234-8850 x.102.


1/2 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.
20 acres with pond near State
& Nat'l parks. Camp, Fish,
Hunt. $89,900 owner fin.'
$4995 down (800)352-5263
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
Lic RE Broker.
LIQUIDATION LAND SALE. 5
to 138 Acres, A limited num-
ber of spectacular parcels
are being sold at 30% below
appraised value. Located in
Central FL w/ good access,
utils, survey, recent appraisal
& exc fin. Call today
(866)352-2249x847.


Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
N. Fla 80 Ac $6200 per acre.
Pines, hardwoods & creek.
Homesites, hunt or recrea-
tion. (800)294-2313 Ext
1185 A Bar Sales, Inc. 7
days 7am-7pm.
WATERFRONT SEAWALL
0.618 acre
End of SE 7th St.
$250,000 neg. 863-763-7176



A LAND BARGAIN WYOMING
35 acres $49,900; 50
acres $59,900. Located 90
minuler eas t o Sail L3I. e in
the. foothills of the Uinta
Mountains. Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded
by gov't land. Recreational
paradise. EZ Terms. Call
tah Ranches, LLC.
(888)541-5263. "


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The Santa Display, which can be set up in the yard
or on the roof, includes Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the
sleigh, eight reindeer and the family cat. Santa and
Mrs. Claus both stand almost six feet tall.
The only materials needed are the posters, a few
sheets of exterior plywood, waterproof glue, paint
and sealer.
The whole family can help put the figures togeth-
er. Just glue the posters onto plywood, smooth out
the bubbles, saw around the outer edges and paint the
sides and backs black. Make stakes or stands from
the remaining plywood or galvanized pipe, and set
the display up where desired.

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BEAUTIFUL BLUE RIDGE, NC
Mountain Views. 8+ Acre
Mountain Estate. Heavily
Wooded with Stream. EZ Fi-
nancing- $49,900.
(800)230-6380, ext.120.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
East Tennessee- Norris Lake
5.6 acre wooded LAKE-
FRONT lot- $66,500 5.1
ACRE WOODED view lot-
$28,900 Call Lakeside Realty
@ (423)626-5820 Or Visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LAKE LOT CLOSE OUT SALE
Saturday, November 11. We'll
make your payments for the
1st year 3 ACRE LAKE AC-
CESS ONLY $34,900. FREE
BOAT SLIPS! On spectacular
34,000 acre creational lake
in Eastern Tennessee, Sur-
rounded by state forest. Limit-
ed # available. Call today for
early appointment
(800)704-3154 X 880, TN
Land Partners, LLC 10%
down, balance financed 1 year
@ 7.25% fixed, 1 year bal-
loon, OAC, payment
$189.77/month.
LAKEFRONT PREDEVELOP-
MENT OPPORTUNITY!
www.grandeharbor.info All
water- access homesites di-
rect from the developer.
Beautiful East Tennessee
Lake Living. Most amenities
already in. From only
$79,900. Possible 18 mo NO
PAYMENTS! Call Now!
(888)BY-LAKES. Grand Vi-
sion Inc. Broker.
MOUNTAIN GOLF RESORT
LIVING Beautiful Blue Ridge
Mountain location. Cashiers,
NC. 70 degree July days.
Preconstruction event Octo-
ber 27- 29 during leaf sea-
son, so call now to attend
and for more information.
(888)743-2975 and
www.riverrocknc.com. Vi-
'siotrRotk LES; Broker' "
MURPHY, NOORTH CAROLINA
Affordable Homes in the
Mountains. Affordable
Homes, Mountain Cabins
and Land. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE (877)837-2288
EXIT REALTY MOUNTAIN
VIEW PROPERTIES www.ex-
itmurphy.com.
MYRTLE BEACH, SC OCEAN-
SIDE- NEAR BEACH GATED
COMMUNITY $169,900-
$225,900 Exquisite 1 and 2
BR. Villas- Prestigious Lo-
cation Granite countertops,
Sunrooms, Walk-in closets
Owners clubhouse/ Fitness
room/ Tennis Courts 90% Fi-
nancing for Qualified Pur-
chasers Limited Availability
(800)382-3332 Open 7
days.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
NORTH GEORGIA Lovely
7-acre retreat, located on the
Cherokee/Pickens County
Line. Has 600 ft. trout
stream frontage in rear,
5B/4BA house, pool, hot tub,
pasture & woodlands. Listed
for $575,000. Ron Zalkind,
MetroBrokers/GMAC,
(706)273-0459.
VA MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN
unfinished Inside, view,
trees, private, large creek
and river nearby, $139,500
owner (866)789-8535
VA94.com.
View Western North Carolina,
North Georgia, Eastern TN,
Real Estate. Excellent retire-
ment area. Very affordable
homes, cabins, land. Low
taxes. Good paying jobs
available, www.mtlakesre-
guide.com.
WATERFRONT RESORT LIV-
ING WILMINGTON, NC His-
toric Port City Coastal
Development The Bluffs on
the Cape Fear. Fastest Grow-
ing County in NC. Public
Grand Opening Oct 21. Di-
rect Ocean Access. Pre-con-
struction incentives to call
now. www.thebluffsnc.com
(866)725-8337 Cape Fear
luffs, LLC Broker.
With Tennessee's Beautiful
Lakes & Mountains, you are
sure to find the perfect spot
to call home. Call Nancy
Gaines, Gables & Gates
(865)388-7703,
(865)777-9191 www.nancy-
gaines.com
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
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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 furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/ W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable
863-357-1784/239-821-8787
OKEECHOBEE- By owner, DW,
3br, 2ba, over 1200 sq ft.,
lake access, 50 ft dock,
fenced yard w/ beautiful
landscaping, open interior
design, many more features,
$154,900 Call
(863)467-2112 after 5pm

Recreation



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

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AIR BOAT CAGE 2 seater,
front steer., fully equip.
w/mtr. mount, 36" stringers.
Nice cond. $300.763-7598
BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw
'98, w/motor & trailer, Merc
Mariner 150hp, Exc cond.
$12,900 (863)610-1276
BASS BOAT, Johnson, w/trlr.,
85hp eng., depth &.fish find-
er, trolling mtr., live wells,
$700. (836)634-6005 Heath
BASS MASTER, 10', w/trolling
motor, fish finder, live wells,
lights, Must Sell! $500 or
best offer, (863)467-4004
Bayliner Capri, '87, 14 ft.,
galv. trlr., 50hp Force mtr.,
all safety equip., many ex-
tras, $1950. (863)357-4442
BOAT, 16ft., aluminum, with
trolling motor, trailer, 60hp
Mercury outboard. $2200
(863)673-3818
BOSTON WHALER- 13', 40hp
Yamaha, Pwr tilt, Motoguide
trolling mtr, fish finder. Trlr.
$2195. Neg. (863)467-8629
BOWRIDER 15' '72, hull only,
needs mtr., on trlr. 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, 11V/ 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


CAMPER- '99, Needs work
$1000. (863)634-7780
DODGE SPORT 3/4 TON, '99
fully equip. truck, 5th whl.
'90 Nomad trl., great shape,
$15,000. 863-467-0602.
GMC 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



RV LOT SITES FOR LEASE
Lake Okeechobee by Kissimee
River. Annual fee only $1995.
Call Marc at (863)467-1833


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



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


KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01
clean bike, runs great.
$1500 or best offer.
863-634-2423 Iv.msg.


YAMAHA TTR 125 '04- less
than 15 hours, $2500 or
best offer (863)634-3797


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ISale 2020


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


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" fron/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


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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.,
push 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, $2500.
(352)302-6868
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
after 2pm '


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 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 IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
CHEVY MALIBU 1998, 77K
mis. Good condition. Asking
$2,200. (863)675-1446
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 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)675-6822/675-1907
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
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $1500 or
best offer: 863-763-7458 or
863-261-5040



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


Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
169192 ON 10/18,20/06


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


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

*HOPE Drectional 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 most be delivered to the Executive Director's office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974 on or before 3:00 PM on November 7,2006.
John F. Hayford
Executive Director.
168382 ON 10/13-19/06


FORD F150 '89-'parts;,5.8 en-
gine, auto transjIots of good-
parts, Call withl3eeds $800
will sep (863)763-2389
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100.863-517-2077
TIRES/RIMS (4) mud grip,
36" tall, 80% tread, $400.
561-722-5289
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.
TRUCK PARTS- 2, Corner
lenses for '97-'03 Ford F150.
Still in box. $45.
(863)228-2351
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
DODGE DAKOTA SLT 2000
Club Cab, 6 cyl, Leer cap,
New tires, Low mileage. Extra
nice! $8500. (863)763-3310
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
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


CHEVY BLAZER, '93, 4.3 v6, 2
dr., looks & runs great,
$1800 or best offer.
(772)284-1194



HYUNDAI SANTA FE- '05,
7500 mi., 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
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
UTILITY TRAILER, 4x8 Ft.,
Metal w/cover. $250.
(863)467-6807


DODGE RAM VAN, '92, runs
good, good tires, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-4004
FORD VAN- '88, Runs good.
Good tires $300.
(863)674-9907


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIOA
PROBATE DIVISION
FileNo.: 2006-CP-230
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY C. BRADBURY
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mary
C. Bradbury, deceased, whose date of
death was October 5,2004, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Suite 135, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWIITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DEPENDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is October 18thi, 2006.
Personal Representative:
James Bradbury
1703515th SL SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
Attorey for Personal Representative:
Robert D. Hines
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines Norman Hines 8PL.
315 South Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Rorida 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
169294 ON 10/18,25/06

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INVITATION TO 81I
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JAIL RESTORATION
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2006-20
Notice Is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to s.287.055,
F.S., hereby requests proposals from qualified firms to provide General Contractor
Services for brick repair, waterproofing of brick surfaces, sealant replacement, re
painting steel lintels, window and door frames and waterproofing underground
masonry walls.
Sealed Bids will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers until 3:00 p.m. aon November 10, 2006 at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, Room 106, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. They will be
publicly opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any bids re-
ceived after the time specified will not be accepted.
All materials fumished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
ings, Specifications and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at or obtained from:
Okeechobee County Capital Improvements
Donnie Oden, CIP Manager
499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-1811
Any questions pertaining to the project specifications or scope of work will be ad-
dressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements Department in writing
no later than ten (10) days prior to bid of project, which is October 31,2006.
Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Specifications for a
non-refundable deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00). The Bidder's deposit shall be a
check made payable to Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners'.
No partial sets of Drawings and Specifications will be issued. Bidders may pick
up Plans and Specifications from the office of the Okeechobee County Capital Im-
provements or Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of ven-
dor's check and express mail account number.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security In the form of a Bid
Bond, or Certified Check, made payable to "Okeechabee County Board of County
Commissioners", in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total Bid
Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute the
contract and file acceptable performance and payment surety bonds'.equal to
100% of the contract price within fifteen (15) days after written notice of the
award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90)
days after the date setfor opening of the bids.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids,
accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make
modifications to the work after bidding, ,r,.] w, j,: i 'l:.Tir, hi: .ui i ri m. 1,: ,i
they deem it in their best interest to do -,) The ,-,t~,,. i .i..-:,,T i, ii, s .:: ,!
additional information Including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects con-
structed within the past five (5) years, client references and, an audited or certi-
fied financial statement, or other financial references deemed appropriate to
ContractAward.
Bidders will confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be ac-
cepted.
Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform
the work and services or qualified by examination tobe so licensed.
If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the specifications, it
is the bidders responsibility to seek claritication from Okeechobee County Capital
Improvements. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a person-
al investigation as to requirements of the County.
The Board of County Commissioners has the right to acceptor reject any or all bids.
Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "BnL-
Okeechobee County Jail Restoration"
Okeechobee County is an equal opportunity employer.


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Community Events


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 Sunday Funday
Basinger Church of God's second annual Sunday Funday will be held
Sunday, Oct. 29, at 16050 U.S. 98 N. starting at noon. There will be free
food, games, prizes, face painting, a dunk tank, air-up slide, popcorn and
snow cones. Come dressed up as your favorite character (nothing scary).
There will be no transportation provided. For information, call (863) 467-
1503.
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 fol-
lowed by a Bible character dress up at 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart hosts Halloween party
A Halloween party for youngsters and families will be held at Sacred
Heart pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Celebrations
include competitions with prizes for scariest, most original and most
beautiful costumes. Refreshments will be served. For information, call
(863) 763-3727.
Churches sponsor Fall Fest
First Baptist Church, More 2 Life and Oakview Baptist Church will be
sponsoring Fall Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Flagler Park parks 5 and 6,
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be games and candy for children in a
safe environment.
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations to
join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in con-
junction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offer-
ing a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween
Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park downtown and it will
be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth, prizes or make a monetary
donation, call (863) 357-6246.
Board plans brown-bag lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition advisory board will
meet Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 1600 S.W Second Ave. from 11:30 a.m. until
1 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting for board members only. For
information call Jim Vensel at.(863) 357-1977, orVal Marone at (863) 462-
0040.
ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking prepaid orders for
our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-brass Christmas
ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1. The ornament includes
a numbered certificate and historical information. The cost of the orna-
ments is $15 and proceeds will fund the ORE scholarship. To place an
order call: Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755;
Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or,
Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
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 available during' regu-
lar 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
A family portrait fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee Church of
God youth group will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, at 301
N.E. Fourth Ave. Ticket are $10, and covers the sitting fee and a 10 x 13
family portrait. For tickets and information, call Donna at (863) 697-1789.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, and Satur-
day, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W 28 St., and Wolff Road
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10. Participants do not have be a
member of AARP or have AARP auto insurance. Participants should con-
sult their auto insurance agent for their three-year discount after comple-
tion of class. Call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information and
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.
Group's training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition outreach and training
committee will meet Monday, Nov. 6, at 1600 S.W Second Ave., from 9
until 10 a.m. All interested persons are invited. For information call Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Guardian ad Litem training offered
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties on Nov. 6,13,17,
20 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint Helen's Catholic Church, South
room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., in Vero Beach. Volunteers are trained to
represent the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected children
in court. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five brass
and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School gymnasi-
um on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a family of four for
only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made out to the OHS Band to
Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee,
Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for Okeechobee school
employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.
Coalition committee meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
resources/assessment committee will meet Monday, Nov. 13, at 1600
S.W Second Ave. from 11:30 a.m. until' 12:30 p.m. All interested persons
are invited. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. For information call Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday, Nov.
14, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave., from
11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be served. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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-
S4104 to register the organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-mail maybe
sent to wcunningham01@adelphia.net to receive a food recipient form.
All food collected locally will be distributed 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 seminar Tues-
day, 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 finan:
cial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okeechobee commu-
nity.
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 host-
ing God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities 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; otherwise, the cost is $30
for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For information, call
Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate 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 Pop-
per at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.


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.
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, National
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 releasing
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 sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, 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 educa-
tion 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
patenting 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 ofsix, 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 Cancer
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 survivor or would
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863)
634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1'505 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.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
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. Parrott 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. Diabetes and blood pres-
sure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services avail-
able 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.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski


Thanksgiving's on its way
Tom Turkey just realized that with Halloween just around
the corner, Thanksgiving is on its way. Mr. Turkey was
visiting the First United Methodist Church's annual
pumpkin patch when he was struck with the revelation.


High honors
Toni Wiersma (left) former principal of the Freshman
Campus, and her leadership team at the Freshman Cam-
pus were honored at the Tuesday, Oct. 10, meeting of the
Okeechobee County School Board. When she was prin-
cipal of the freshman campus, the school brought its
FCAT school grade up two letters and earned an A. She
was recognized by the state board of education as one
of 14 high school principals to raise their score two let-
ters. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper
(right) made the presentation.


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