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Social Security
checks increase
Social Security checks for
nearly 49 million Americans
are going up by 3.3 percent in
2007, a smaller percentage
gain than this year, the govern-
ment announced Wednesday.
The cost of living adjust-
ment will translate into an
average monthly increase of
$33 for the typical retired
worker, pushing the average
monthly benefit from $1,011
currently to $1,044.
The cost of living adjust-
ment announced Wednesday
by the Social Security Admin-
istration will go to more than
53 million people. Nearly 49
million receive Social Security
benefits and.-therest.,Supple- .*
mental Security Income, pay-
ments aimed at the poor.
The 3.3 percent increase
compares to a 4.1 percent rise
in monthly benefits for 2006,
which had been the biggest
increase in 15 years. Starting
in 1975, the benefit payments
have been adjusted each year
to keep up with inflation.
The COLA amount is based
on the rise in the Consumer
Price Index in the July-Sep-
tember quarter of this year
compared to the same quarter
in 2005. The Labor Depart-
ment announced Wednesday
that consumer prices actually
fell by 0.5 percent in Septem-
ber, reflecting a big drop in

energy prices.

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Drought Index
Current: 523
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.02 feet

Lake level ~
Last Year:
15.57 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
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Escaped sex offender nabbed

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Thanks to a phone call from a
local taxi cab driver, a convicted
sexual offender that had reportedly
fled from Okeechobee County late
last week is back in jail.
Detective Shane Altman, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), said Robert Robe-
deau was arrested around 9:30
a.m. Wednesday by Deputy Rick
Gonzalez of the Osceola County
Sheriff's Office. He is being held in

the Osceola County Jail without
bond, and will
be returned to
County at a later .
Robedeau, .
25, was arrest-
ed at the Conti-
nental Inn
Motel in Kissim-
mee on a war- Robert
rant. It was Robedeau
whether he was arrested on an

Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with failure to notify,
or a Department of Corrections
i DOC I warrant that charged him
with absconding.
Registered sexual offenders are
required to notify law enforcement
il the\ are moving or leaving the
Deputy Altman indicated that
Robedeau was at the motel with
his girlfriend. When the room was
searched, the registered offender
was found hiding in the darkened
bathroom. He was arrested with-

out incident.,
Deputy Gonzalez told OCSO
officials that his sergeant was con-
tacted by DOC that Robedeau was
with his girlfriend, and that he was
then sent to the motel on West Irlo
Bronson Highway.
Robedeau had been living in a
home at 7272 N.W 81st Court in
Dixie Ranch Acres with two other
registered sexual offenders.
As a convicted sex offender,
Robedeau is required to wear an
ankle bracelet and carry a box.
The box is how registered offend-

ers can be tracked by the Global
Positioning System (GPS). The
bracelet tethers theperson to the
box, and as long as the offender
carries the box they can be
The bracelet and box were
both found lying in a corner inside
a building at Entegra Roof Tile Cor-
poration where Robedeau
Detective Altman said following
an article printed in the Okee-

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City council

backs liquor

sales code

Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Council
voted unanimously Tuesday night
to not amend a city code that
would make way for the sale of
hard liquor on Sindays.
The council also discussed
two temporary street closings,
approved the purchase of police
vehicles, considered requests for
20 percent parking reductions for
two developments and held the
first reading of an ordinance
regarding land near the corn-
Smerce center.
Praful Mehla, owner ofU & V
Discount located at 515 S. Parrott
Ave., requested that the council
consider amending the city code
to allow the sale of hard liquor on

Sunday due to key holidays
which generate large sales occur
on Sunday.
Christmas Eve and New
Year's Eve fall on Sunday this
The city's current code pro-
hibits the sale of liquor on Sun-
day. The sales of beer and wine
are limited on Sunday. It is unlaw-
ful for any person holding an
alcoholic beverage license from
the state division of alcoholic bev-
erages and tobacco to serve, to
sell, or cause to be sold, or permit
the sale, service or consumption
of beer.or wine between. 2a.m:
Sunday, and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Therefore, it is permitted that
hard liquor, wine and beer may
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Emotions were running high
Tuesday night as John Thomas
"Tommy" Raulerson stood in
front of packed council chambers
and addressed the Okeechobee
City Council in accordance with
the settlement agreement
between the two.
As part of the settlement of the
federal lawsuit, the city also
agreed to pay Mr. Raulerson
$75,000 inclusive of attorney's
fees and costs and rescind the
previous letter of termination
with a written resignation of
According to Mr. Raulerson,
he was terminated from the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) on Sept. 23
"because a Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
official allowed me to take a sur-
plus tarp that my in-laws were
entitled to receive, two 5-gallon
bottles of water, bug spray, hand
wash, and two tubes of tooth-
paste while on Hurricane Charley
relief work in DeSoto County."
The former major with the
police department initially had

hoped to be reinstated and to
return to employment with the
City of Okeechobee, but as time
passed he realized that would be
He realized he was going to
have to go through a battle but he
was determined to take whatever
course of action he could to be
able to be heard in hopes of
returning to his position with the
Based on information
obtained from sworn statements,
public records, sworn deposition
testimony and his own personal
knowledge of events, Mr. Rauler-
son presented some of the events
that led up to his termination and
his battle to try to get his position
According to FEMA, the home
of his father-in-law retired
Judge William L Hendry was
eligible to receive a tarpaulin due
to Okeechobee being a designat-
ed county eligible for FEMA assis-
tance because of Hurricane
Mr. Raulerson volunteered to
assist in hurricane relief effort in
Osceola County and then, one
day after his return, he volun-
teered to help with the relief effort

in DeSoto County.
While there, his wife told him
about her parent's roof and that
no one would return their calls
for service and water was coming
into their living room. ,
While in DeSoto County the
officers endured mosquitoes and
hot, humid working conditions. It
was here that Mr. Raulerson met
the co-director of the FEMA relief
station, Yassert Gonzalez, who
told him that he and the officers
assigned to assist responders
were entitled to receive items
from the relief station.
Mr. Gonzalez also told Mr.
Raulerson that his in-laws were
entitled to receive a tarpaulin and
gave him permission to take one.
This was presented to OCPD
Chief Denny Davis along with the
internal investigation that was
completed by Captain Dale
LaFlam of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
According to Mr. Raulerson,
then OCPD Patrolman Brian
Lowe assisted him in loading the
tarp into the backseat of his patrol
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Deposition: 'At least we're rid of him'

Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
,, Former Okeechobee Police Department Major John Thomas."Tommy" Raulerson went
before the Okeechobee City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in accordance with the set-
tlement agreement between the City of Okeechobee and Mr. Raulerson.

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Max Mayfield honored by Bush, Cabinet

Bush and the Florida Cabinet
praised retiring National Hurricane
Center director Max Mayfield on
Tuesday for his 34-year career as a
weather forecaster.
Mayfield, who has directed the
center in Miami for the last seven
years, was on hand at the Florida

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Capitol to receive a Cabinet resolu-
tion honoring him.
"He has been instrumental in
instilling a culture of prepared-
ness," Bush said.
Mayfield's tenure included the
costliest storm in the nation's histo-
ry, Hurricane Katrina that last year
devastated New Orleans and

coastal Mississippi. He alsc
saw forecasts for four hurr
that struck Florida in 2004,
year record for the state, an
in 2005.
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a one- Mayfield, 58, did whatever it took to
d three warn of impending disaster includ-
ing calls to mayors and governors.
r going "His role was not just to issue
e hurri- the perfect forecast," Fugate said.
family "He had to communicate that so
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chobee News on, Tuesday, Oct. 17,
he received a phone call from a
local taxi driver who said they had
picked up the man at his home in
Dixie Ranch Acres at 7:52 p.m. on
Friday, Oct. 13.
"The driver took him to Entegra
Tile and he (Robedeau) went
inside," explained Detective Alt-
man. "He (Robedeau) came out
with a suitcase and the driver took
him to an address in Orlando."
The fare, said the detective, was
$130 and Robedeau paid in cash.
The taxi driver called the OCSO
detective shortly after noon on
Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Robedeau will be returned to


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be sold from 7 a.m. Saturday to 2
a.m. Sunday, and beer and wine
only may be sold on Sunday
between the hours of 1 p.m. and
"We have a good ordinance in
place and I don't see a need to
change it," said Councilman Lowry
Councilman Dowling Watford
Jr., who stood in for Mayor Jim Kirk,
stated "as far as he was concerned,
there is no.wav that (the approval of
sales of hard liquor on Sunday) was
going to happen.." ......
Mr. Mehta then asked the coun-
cil about approving only New Year's
Eve and Christmas Eve, as they fall
on Sunday. Mr. Mehta alleged that

Okeechobee where he will be
placed in the Okeechobee County
Jail until he goes to court to answer
to the local charge. Detective Alt-
man said Robedeau will also have a
hearing in regard to a warrant
issued by the Florida Department of
Corrections (DOC) that charges
him with absconding.
If found guilty of either charge,
Robedeau's probation will be vio-
lated and he will be returned to
prison, said the detective.
Detective Altman said he still has
a lot of work to do because he
needs to ascertain Robedeau's con-
nection with the address in Orlan-
do, as well as why he had a suitcase
packed and ready to go at his place
of employment in the City of Okee-
chobee's Industrial Park on N.E.
"I don't believe the business had

other businesses within the county
are selling liquor on Sunday .
Chief of Police Denny Davis told
the council that he had looked into
the county's ordinance on the issue
and it is not legal within the county
to sell liquor on Sunday either.
County code states that if New
Year's Eve falls on a Sunday, alco-
holic or intoxicating beverages may
be sold for on-premises consump-
tion between the hours of 8 p.m.
and midnight on that Sunday.
Council member Lydia Jean
Williams told Mr. Mehta that if there
are people selling hard liquor in the
county on Sunday, then they are,
doing it illegally.
"I am sure that once this gets out
with the press, law enforcement
will take care of it if there is a prob-
lem," she told him.
In an unrelated issue, the council
approved temporary street closings

anything to do with this," said the
Robedeau, who was convicted
of fondling a 9-year-old girl in Bre-
vard County following his 2001
arrest, was released from the Avon
Park Correctional Institute on April 4
of this year and moved into the Dixie
Ranch Acres home on Aug. 30 ...
The home -which is rented by
Matthew 25 Ministries, a prison
after-care program that provides
counseling for convicted sex
offenders has come under fire;
recently by homeowners and par-
ents in Dixie Ranch Acres who
don't feel a group of convicted sex-
ual offenders should be allowed to
live in a residential neighborhood.
After hearing the concerns of
the homeowners and parents in
regard to the estimated 16 children
that live on N.W. 81st Court, the

of the portion of Southwest Second,
Third and Fourth avenues between
North and South Park Street for
Okeechobee Main Street's Hal-'
loween Celebration on Tuesday,
Oct.31. -
The council also approved the
temporary street closing of South-
west Fifth Avenue from Southwest
Sixth Street, north to Central Ele-
mentary School property on Friday,
Oct. 20, for their annual Fall Festival.
City Administrator Brian White-
hall presented to the council a bid
for the purchase of 24 police patrol
vehicles for approximately $19,400U
per vehicle. This' price was set
through the Florida Sheriff'sAssocid-
ation: The city will allow local deal-
erships to bid and if a local dealer
can match this amount, then thpy
would use them instead of the Flon-
da Sheriff's Association.
In other business, the council:

Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners responded
by passing an emergency ordi-
nance last week. The ordinance, in
essence, states that it is unlawful for
any sexual offender to reside in the
same dwelling unit or within sepa-
rate dwelling units on a single lot or
within the same duplex or multi-
family dwelling with another sex
Matthew 25 Ministries also
owns a modular home and mobile
home at 2587 S.E. 63rd Ave. in
Okeechobee County. But according
to Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May, there have been no complaints
about that group home from other
homeowners in the area.

Approved a request for a 20'
percent parking reduction submit-
ted. by New American, Physical
Therapy located on Lots 15 through
18, Block 15 North on State Road 15
to-Northeast 12th Street.
Approved a request for a 20
percent parking reduction submit-
ted by MD-13 Warehouses located
on Lots I through 6, Block 70, cor-
ner of Northwest Sixth Street and
Northwest Seventh Street, east of
the railroad.
Canceled the Nov. 21 and Dec.
19 regular city council meetings.
Discussed the Treasure Coast
League of Cities, and stated that Mr.
Whitehall will attend a meeting in
Vero Beach to express support for
the League of Cities.
Fcrn Reporter


Information appearing in an article on the front page of the
Wednesday, Oct. 18, issue of the Okeechobee News under the
headline "OUA water plant plans are uncertain" should be clarified.
The article stated that OUA plans to have its wastewater treatment
plant operational by Dec. 8. That sentence should have read Decem-
ber 2008. Also, there were only two bids received for the 1.232 MGD
expansion. Both bids were close to $7 million and both were reject-
ed. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused.

News Briefs

Annual holiday craft fair planned
FORT PIERCE The third annual Buckler's Holiday Craft Fair will be
held Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at the St. Lucie County Fair-
grounds, 15601 Midway Rd.
Admission is $4 per person, and one admission is good for both
days. Children under 12 will be admitted free and parking will also be
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. on Sunday.
Original hand-crafted items will include: home accessories, hand-
crafted furniture, toys, garden items, gold and silver jewelry, needle-
work, candles, wearable art, ceramics and more.
For show or exhibitor information, call June at (386) 860-0092, ext.

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

Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE -.The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program (GRH)
designed to assist lowand 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 whichThey 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 Develop-
ment, visit

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Chief Davis stated in depositions
that Mr. Raulerson told him while
he was busy working at his desk.
Two of Mr. Raulerson's accus-
ers, who were not present in DeSo-
to County, bypassed the chain of
command by going to the then-City
Administrator Bill Veach instead of
Chief Davis. According to sworn
statements with Capt. LaFlam, Sgt.
Hill and Sgt. Wilbur both stated that
they went to Mr. Veach because
they had lost confidence in Chief
Davis due to his handling of a previ-
ous incident involving Mr. Rauler-
One of these officers had admit-
ted under oath to receiving free
meals and beverages from a local
business and testified on behalf of
the donor of the gifts. No discipli-
nary action was ever taken. This
officer was later promoted and
recently resigned from the depart-
ment following an internal investi-
gation concerning confidentiality
According to Mr. Raulerson, the
other officer had issues with him
concerning disciplinary actions
invoMng him. .
In July of 2003, Mr. Veach sent a
memo to all city employees con-
cerning the proposed step plan.
Since Chief Davis was on vacation,
several employees came to him
with questions concerning the new
At the bottom of the memo it
said "if you have questions, please
see me." Mr. Raulerson stated that
he went to Mr. Veach and was told
"that it was none of his business."
Mr. Veach and Mr. Raulerson
had conflicts from that point on.

According to depositions, while
playing a round of golf Capt.
LaFlam told Mr. Veach that he
thought the city had "messed up"
and may end up "writing Mr.
Raulerson a check." The deposition
goes on to state. that Mr. Veach
responded by saying "we very well
may have we'll just write the
check. At least we're rid of him."
Within 24 hours of termination
and through his attorney Jerry
Bryant, Mr. Raulerson requested a
grievance hearing. He was then
told via a letter from City Attorney
John Cook that police officers are
not entitled to grievance hearings.
According to the Sept. 1993 city
council minutes, Officer Jo Eide
appeared before the council and
Mr. Cook was present and
explained that, according to the
personnel manual for the city, Offi-
cer Eide's request for a grievance
committee hearing would be
Yet on Sept. 1, 2006, Mr. Cook
signed a sworn affidavit stating that
Mr. Raulerson was the first officer
from the police department to ever
request a hearing.
When granted a hearing by the
city council, the city chose retired
OCPD chief Larry Mobley to serve
as its representative. Mr. Mobley
was not qualified, according to
state statute, as he was not a full-
time officer and he had approached
a member of the council and
expressed his disappointment with
the council in agreeing to grant Mr.
Raulerson a hearing.
At that time, with his attorney's
guidance, Mr. Raulerson decided to
file the lawsuit.

"I maintain and will always
maintain that I did nothing wrong. I
performed my job duty in DeSoto
County," said Mr. Raulerson. "I
received entitlements while I was
there, along with other officers
from across the state. But, to my
knowledge, I am the only law
enforcement officer in the state of
Florida that was terminated for
receiving FEMA entitlements. I was
not treated fairly.... would urge
this council and the citizens of
Okeechobee to research these doc-
uments that are available. Read
them carefully and then decide
whether or not I was an embarrass-
Mr. Raulerson hopes that the cit-
izens of Okeechobee will take the
responsibility seriously so that other
employees are not vilified as he was
for completely unjustified reasons.
Mr. Raulerson also expressed
that he not only lost his career in
law enforcement, but his daughter
also lost her scholarship with the
Skip Bryant Law Enforcement
Memorial Scholarship fund.
Mr. Raulerson chose to end the
journey here, and move on with his
Councilman Dowling Watford,
acting as mayor due to Mayor Jim
Kirk's absence, said to Mr. Rauler-
son, on behalf of the council:
"Thank you for your service to the
City of Okeechobee. I know it isn't
acceptable to everyone, but at least
we have a solution."
Mr. Raulerson shook the council
member's hand then quietly left
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Mr. Raulerson states that "within
24 hours of my return to Okee-
chobee this tarp was placed on the
roof of my in-law's home. There
has never been a dispute about the
location of this tarp since according
to Capt. LaFlam's report, it was per-
sonally viewed by then-(OCPD)
Sergeant William Hill, then-(OCPD)
Sergeant-David Wilbur, and Chief
Denny Davis to be on Mr. Hendry's
Mr. Raulerson also mentioned
as to his accusation of violating the
policy of inducing other members
to act in violation of lawful and rea-
sonable departmental policies, reg-
ulations or orders that two OCPD
officers were assigned to the relief
station two days prior to his arrival
and they testified under oath that
they were told that they could take
things from the relief station.
While in DeSoto County, Mr.
Raulerson contacted Chief Davis to
see if he would come over to Arca-
dia to see the conditions in they
were working. iAccording to Mr.
Raulerson, Chief Davis told him he
could not come over because,
according to him, he was with his
detective sergeant out looking at
Upon Mr. Raulerson's return to
Okeechobee, Mr. Raulerson states
that he reported the tarp arid items
that he and the other officers had
received to Chief Davis while riding
to his home. in his patrol unit to see
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October is a busy month for

North Elementary students

The kindergarten students and
teachers were the envy of North
Elementary as they wore their
pajamas to school. They wore
their pajamas and ate pancakes to
help review the letter P. A perfect
time was had on that Friday.
Third grade
Third grade would like to invite
parents of third graders to our
third grade parent night on Tues-
day, Oct. 24, from 6 until 7 p.m.
You will meet your child's teacher
and we will explain what is
expected during this critical year.
Look for information and more
details in a paper your child will
be bringing home.
Fourth grade
North Elementary's fourth

grade is flying high making kites
with our "Emperor and the Kite"
folktale. Language Arts has never
been more fun than in Mrs. Sar-
ros' class. She hosted a fancy din-
ner party. Her students wore
scarves and escorted each other
to a dessert party sharing sweet
potato pie and cherry danish.
Mrs. Davidson's class learned
vocabulary under the branches of
a unique word wall. Each week
new words are added to the
leaves of this huge tree.

In math, fourth grade began a
new program called Acaletics.
This program gives students daily
practice in the 5 Benchmark
Strands of the Florida Sunshine
Physical Education began its
volleyball tournament and we will
let you know which fourth grade
class is the champion!
Mrs. McCoin's class is working
on an international cookbook for
the holidays. This project will help
with our technology skills, classi-
fying, and categorizing skills.
Mr. Stanley's class is working
on weather in Science,
Mrs. Taylor's class has won-
derful writers. They are working
diligently in their writer's note-
Ms. Pung's class held a Waste
Management presentation, Friday,
Oct. 13.

Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon.
Selling tickets for Homecoming
In preparation for the impending Homecoming Week, Carlyn Schaffer, senior class pres-
ident, as well as other members of the student government sell tickets to the Home-
coming Dance. The dance will take place on Oct. 21.

Uke riotuleuue I NewsaniiaunI MgUIula
Scarecrow on duty
Pumpkins are guarded by a harvest scarecrow in the northeastern part of town. Every-
one is preparing for Halloween.

Housing funds are available

The US Department ofAgricul-
ture Rural Development offers a
Single Family Guaranteed Rural
Housing Program (GRH)
designed to assist low and moder-
ate income,, credit worthy families
and individuals in buying existing
or. building new homes in rural
areas. This is made possible by
the department's Rural Develop-
ment's guarantee of loans made
by conventional lenders.
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,

Parent guide,
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper has. announced
.that "The Successful Student"
2006-07 is now available.
A copy of this parent guide will
be sent home with every kinder-
garten through 12th grade student
on Monday, Oct. .23. This book,
mandated by the state, is designed
to:provide students and parents in
Okeechobee with the most current
information on a variety of educa-
tional topics. The parent guide
includes FCAT and other: testing
information, report card schedule,
school calendar and information
on what your child should be
learning at each grade level.
In addition, there is information
on tutorial-services, extended day
and after-school programs for ele-
mentary, middle and high school
students. Information on the
Migrant, ESE and Federal Programs
as well as opportunities for parent
participation, test stress and home-
work helps are also included.

meet all, obligations. In Okee-
chobee County, the maximum
qualifying income for a family of
four is $68,500 and $54,850 for a
couple. The applicant's income
.and loan repayment ability will
dictate the maximum loan
amount. The applicant must be
the owner/occupant of the prop-
This program requires no
down payment and no monthly
mortgage insurance. There is a
one-time, up-front guarantee fee
for program purchase loans
which is currently 2.0 percent of
the loan amount. Ample guaran-
teed housing funding, is available

for the current fiscal year which
runs from Oct. 1, 2007 to Sept. 30,
of 2008. Loans may be made for
up to 102 percent of the appraised
value for the purchase.of a home
and, in some cases, may include
closing costs. There is no limit to
the seller's contributions toward
closing costs.
Homebuyers may make appli-
cationr with participating lenders.
You may call the Okeechobee
Rural Development office at (863)
763-3345, ext. 503, to obtain the
names of the lenders, income lim-
its and program flyer. For more
information visit its website at:

for students now available

Submitnea dto ueecnooee News
Dr. Patricia Cooper has announced the release of "The Suc-
cessful Student" a parent guide prepared by the Okee-
chobee County School District to help parents, and help stu-
dents succeed in school.

Community Events

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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Safety man
This little man serves as a reminder for motorists to slow
down because there are small children playing in this
southwest Okeechobee neighborhood.


Stella R. Hale
Stella R. Hale, age 87, of
Indiantown, died Oct. 13, 2006, at
Palm City Nursing and Rehabilita-
tion Center. Mrs. Hale was born
Jan. 10, 1919, in
Bostwick, to
Calvin and
Adline Woods.
She was a cook
for the Palm
Beach County
School System.
She was of the
Baptist faith.
Mrs. Hale Stella R.
was preceded Hale
in death by:
four sons,
Eddie Carter, Sylvester Carter,
Calvin Carter and Haywood Carter.
She is survived by: her hus-
band, James Hale of Indiantown;
three daughters, Lou (Louis) Hol-
I l

brook of Mt. Dora, Veleda (Benny)
Gilloti of Stuart and Susan (Tony)
McAllister of Indiantown; five sons,
Perry Carter of Belleview, Donald
(Eva Mae) Groover of Bonifay, Jer-
defn (Jean) Groover of Belleview,
Howard (Donna) Groover of Port
St. Lucie and Albert (Marge) Carter
of Florida; 34 grandchildren; and,
30 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7
p.m., on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Graveside services will be at 11
a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at
Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor
John Glenn of Freedom Ranch offi-
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.

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
ThFeOkeechobee 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, or Val Marone at (863) 462-

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.

Glenn J. Sneider, LC
Attorneys At Law

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UNDER CONTROL: In any situation, if you push someone too far,
they are going to attack especially with individuals like this. This
man that escaped could have taken his rage out on an innocent child,
or a police officer, or the original individual who filed the complaint or
someone in the neighborhood. Sheriff May has the situation under
control, and it is his job and those he is in charge of to protect the citi-
zens of Okeechobee. Leave it at that.

PICTURE: The best picture we have ever seen of George W. is the
front cover of the Oct. 16 "Time" magazine where he had his tongue
stuck out like he was only 2 years old.

AMENDMENTS: I would just like to make a comment on the Guest
Commentary in Sunday's paper. I was very impressed with it. It.
seemed very unbiased and as far as I'm concerned if you could publish
something like that in your paper until election time on the amend-
ments so people could understand what's being said in these amend-
ments, I think it would be a really big help. Editor's Note: Beginning
with the Monday, Oct. 23, edition of the Okeechobee News we will be
running articles explaining each amendment you will vote on this
year. The articles will also explain the upside and the downside of
each amendment.)

JOBS: It's pretty obvious by now if you're not from Okeechobee,
then the Okeechobee News could care less about your opinion about
much of anything. Funny, but we're the ones buying the most expen-
sive houses and property, and paying the highest taxes and getting the
least amount of services for our money, for that matter too. You sure
can't find a decent paying job in Okeechobee, so most of us still have
to commute to the Palm Beaches every day. So you're sure not losing
any local jobs by us moving here either.

EARTHQUAKES: I'd address the fact that no one has linked
this North Korean nuclear blast with all these earthquakes. I think that
started them and they are headed east, so get ready for California. I just
wonder why no one has connected their nuclear blast with these
earthquakes. I think it's all connected.

RIGHTS: I've been reading the last: couple weeks about sexual
predators in the paper, about their rights. What upsets me is, what
about the rights of the children? How about the rights of them being
able to play in .their yard and think they are safe? Nobody's thinking
about the children and that they don't feel safe in their own neighbor-
hood. My opinion is, they need to have a community just like a prison
community and that's where they live. It would be no different than
where they are living in Dixie Ranch Acres. They can come and go as
they please but they live in their own community and the police can
watch that community. Then these kids can play outside in their yards
and feel safe and protected. There are too.many children coming up
missing and too many children are being hurt. We need to get control
of this.

MISSING ITEMS: We had a death in our family recently and went
out to visit the cemetery a few days ago. Somebody very nicely cleaned
up the grave but we would have appreciated it if they had left the
things there. There were things taken that we did not want taken and it
would have been nice if they h4d been lefLthen there

CANALS: I'm concerned about the canals. When or if do you think
they will get started dredging and so on or aren't they going to bother?
Editor's Note: It is our understanding that a contract has been award-
ed and the project should get under way soon.

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Community Events

Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31
The Okeechobee Substancq Abuse Council will celebrate
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, to help the Okeechobee commu-
nity stay drug free. For information, call Val Marone (863) 462-

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

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Upcoming Events

Cancer Support Group will meet on the.third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call
Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. 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 Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310,S.W. Sixth St. 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
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
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)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly ,No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information. /
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area'Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open 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.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
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 invited.
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)
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. Tick-
ets 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 pro-
mote their business. The meeting provides networking opportunities
'for women in business and is open to the public. No membership is
required. For, information, contact Robin Delgalo at (800) 299-8878:
or, by e-mail at
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-

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
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 join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or,, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to
schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For Information call Melis-
sa Arnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Community Events

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

mation, call (863) 462-5877.

Local ABWA chapter will meet
ABWA, Women of Tomorrow Chapter, will meet Thursday,
Oct. 26, at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., for their fall enrollment. The guest speaker will be
Cathy Barber, who will speak on behavior modification. All
businesswomen are encouraged to join. For information,
contact ABWA president Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.

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.

Community Events

Church of God hosting drama
Okeechobet Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present a
walk-through drama entitled "Tribulation House" on Oct. 19, 20
and 21 at 7:30 p.m. For information call (863) 763-4127. This event
is not for younger children. Children under the age of 12 must be
accompanied by an adult.

Hospital to host Coffee Klatch
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N;, will host the Okeechobee
Chamberof Commerce Coffee Klatch at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19. For
information, call (863) 763-2151.

New Endeavor hosting SAC meeting
The New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St., is holding a
School Advisory Councilmeeting on Friday, Oct. 20, at noon.

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 haunt-
ed trail, radio flyer ride, hay ride, games and prizes and pony rides.
Dinners will be available for both adults and children. Festival tick-
ets are on sale now in the school office. For information, as well as
dinner and ticket prices call (863) 462-5077.

Hospice plans liquidation sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a special.
one-day-only liquidation sale on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. to make room for our Festival of Trees and Country Christmas
Store to be held Nov. 24.through Dec. 10.

Church will deliver lunches
Believers Fellowship Church will be delivering lunch to local
business on Friday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost of the
meal is $6 and consists of baked ziti, garden salad, garlic bread and
dessert. Call (863) 763-6848 by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, and
leave a message.

Business women's group will meet -
Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking group will
meet Friday, Oct. 20, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., for networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at .noon. Bring
brochures, flyers and cards. Gifts are welcome. If you would like to
participate on our team that will take part-in the American Cancer
Society's Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday,
Oct. 14, at 7:30 a.m. in Flagler Park, call (863) 484-0110.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard sale
on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call
(863) 467-2321.

Free lecture being offered
Okeechobee County Family Health, Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.,
will present a free lecture on Reactive Attachment Disorder on Fri-
day, Oct. 20. For registration call (863) 462-5877.

Domestic violence is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Oct.
21, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I arid 6
p.m. on WWFR91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guests are Hylan Bryan,
executive director; Libby Snyder, adult advocate; and Judy Brophy,
program director for Safespace, Inc. The topic of the show will be
victims of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Aware-
ness month. For information, contact the Safespace Hotline in Mar-
tin County at (772)-288-7023, or call toll free (800) 500-1119. ~P

Concert benefits Hammock State Park
The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Hammock
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 admission 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 dinners, snacks and
special desserts, or you may bring picnic baskets or coolers. All pro-
ceeds 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 dona-
tion of $7. Tickets are not needed. Music will be provided by Terry
Smith. For information, call Post Commander Don South at (863)

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 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 grad-
uate of 1977 or know of someone who graduated in 19777 If you
haven't been contacted about our 30-year reunion coming up on
Oct. 27-29, please call Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101,
Cindy Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at
(863) 634-9491. Reservations will be taken until Oct. 23,2006.

Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and

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

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


Spring turkey quota hunt

applications are now available

Hunters looking to do some
turkey hunting on most of Flori-
da's wildlife management areas
during the 2007 spring turkey sea-
son need to apply for quota hunt
permits beginning 10 a.m. (EDT),
Tuesday, Oct. 31,2006.
Quota hunt permit worksheets
are available on the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) Web site at under
"Quota Hunts." Worksheets also
are available at county tax collec-
tors' offices and at all FWC region-
al offices.
Applicants must apply through
the FWC's Total Licensing System
(TLS). Applications are no longer
accepted by mail. Hunters may
apply through the Internet at
wildlifelicense.conr or turn in
their completed worksheets to
any tax collector or license agent.
All applicants, regardless of
when they apply, have the same

chance of being selected as long
as they submit their applications
within the application period.
Applicants must apply by 11:59
p.m. (EDT), Thursday, Nov. 9,
2006 to be included in one of two
random drawings.
Hunters, who were included in
the random drawing last year but
were not issued a quota hunt per-
mit, will be included in this year's
first drawing, known as the "pref-
erence drawing."
"When you submit your appli-
cation, there is no need to attach
any rejection notice you may have
received last year. The TLS knows
who was rejected and who is eligi-
ble," said FWC quota hunt coordi-
nator Eddie White. "When you
submit your application, you will
receive a receipt showing the
hunts you have applied for and
your preference status. If you are
eligible for the preference draw-
ing, your receipt will indicate 'Pref-

erence: Yes.' Those not eligible for
the preference drawing will be
included in the second drawing."
Hunters also may apply as a
"group." A group leader first must
apply to create the group. The
group's number will be printed on
the group leader's receipt. Each
person wishing to join the group
must submit an application using
that unique group number.
Applicants will receive, by
mail, either a spring turkey quota
hunt permit or a rejection notice
prior to the beginning of Phase 2
of the selection process occurring
Dec. 5. Rejected applicants may
re-apply during Phase 2 on a first-
come, first-served basis for any
hunts not filled and will be eligible
for the preference drawing next
For more information on how
to apply for spring turkey quota
hunt permits, visit

Brahmans stampede Raiders
The Lady Brahmans stampeded through their meeting with the Lady Raiders of Glades
Central High School Tuesday evening at the Brahman gym. They defeated the Lady
Raiders 25-8, 25-8 and 25-10 to move on in district competition.

Brahman bowling teams defeat Rams
Both of the Brahman bowling conference record to 8-5. The The Lady Brahmans had just
teams defeated the Golden Rams boys have now won five of their as impressive a win taking 205
of John Carroll High School Tues- last six matches. They were led by total pins and increasing their
day afternoon at the Port St. Lucie Robert Rodriguez's 632 series. He conference record to 8-5, They
Lanes. also had 225 and 220 high games. have now won five straight
The Brahman boys' team Bobby Spelts' 187 high and Eliseo matches. The ladies were led by
bowled over their counterparts by Fonseca's 188 high were also Sarah Johnson's 181 high game
374 total" pins. increasing their instrumental in the Brahman win. and Reba Spiess' 158 high.

Sports Briefs j

meet scheduled
The Inaugural "Running with
the Bulls" high school cross-
country meet will take place on
Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Okee-
chobee soccer fields (across from
North Elementary School). The
boys will run at 7:30 a.m., fol-
lowed by the ladies' varsity at 8
a.m. Following the ladies' varsity
run; the junior varsity combined

race will be held. The Brahman
boy's team is currently ranked
16th in the state. Other teams
coming will be South Fork, Lake
Placid, Avon Park, Sebring and
Bishop Verot. The public is invit-
ed to come out and cheer on the
Brahman teams.

Ghost & Goblins,
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-

lins Open Bass Tournament to
benefit "Our House", a non-profit
program serving children and
their families, will take place on
Sunday, Oct. 29, at the public
boat ramp in Clewiston. Entry fee
is $120 per two person team, and
includes big fish pot. Entries ate
accepted by mail or at the Anglers
Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28 from
1 until 5 p.m. For information
contact Jim Pollock at (954) 695-
6035 or Tim Celesti at (954) 254-

Okeechobee News/Karmen Brown
Schoonmaker & Sons tops ladies league
Schoonmaker & Sons currently; tqpp the Telehar's Ladips Night Thursday night bowling:,
league a ltihe Stardust Lanes. Members of the Schoonmaker '& o teai: are (left to
right) Tammy Cale, Anita Holmes, Pam Wilkerson and Ellen Schoonmaker. The Telehar's
Ladies Night has started off the first six weeks of their season. Year-to-date scores
include: high scratch game-Amanda Smith-256; Karmen Brown-241 and Kathy Rowland-
241. High handicap game-Johanne Evans-285; Amanda Smith-279 and Mary Hunter-262.
High scratch series-Amanda Smith-634; Kathy Rowland-626 and Stephanie Raymond-
622. High handicap series-Stephanie Raym6ond-712; Amanda Smith-703 and Farrah

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Sunni Adams
Taekwondo belt advancement
Members of Russ Adams Taekwondo America held belt adVancement testing on Oct. 6.
They were (front row, left to right) Disan Hernandez, Jr., Jesus Yanez, T.J. McKenna, Jr.,
Shane Alan Merian and Bryce Clark; (second row, left to right) Mr. Adams-Senior Instruc-
tor, Maliah Wright, Michael Raulerson, Alex Hernandez, Dracia Peacock, Tiffany Bowers,
Adam Joye-instructor trainee; (third row, left to right) Kimberly Hernandez, Andy Close,
Tiffany Frederick, Zac Clark, Tony Bowers III, Jeremy Clark, Tyler Fairtrace, Juliet Skin-
ner; (back row, left to right) Disan Hernandez, Sr., Johnathan Guitron, Cody Raulerson,
Kimberly Marker, Anthony Hernandez, Ruth McKenna, Tara McKenna, Travis McKenna
and Norman Graves. Not pictured, is Donnie Watson, Jr.

Taekwondo testing results

.Testing for belt ad\ ancemenrit
took place at Russ Adams Taek-
wondo America on Oct. 6. The
results were as follows: Advanc-
ing to yellow belt: Tyler Fairtrace,
Norman Graves, T.J. McKenna,
Jr., Shane Alan Merian and
Michael Raulerson. Advancing to
orange belt: Tiffany Bowers, Tony
Bowers III, Tiffany Frederick, Kim-

berly Heriiandez, Disan Hernan-
dez, Sr., Ruth McKenna, Tara
McKenna, Dracia Peacock, Juliet
Skinner and Jesus Yanez. Advanc-
ing to green belt: Andrew Close.
Advancing to sr. green belt: Bryce
Clark, Jeremy Clark, Zac Clark,
Alex Hernandez, Anthony Her-
.nandez, Disan Hernandez, Jr.,
Kimberly Marker and Travis

McKenna. Advancing to blue belt:
Donnie Watson, Jr.
Advancing to sr. blue belt:
Maliah' Wright. Advancing to
brown belt: Cody Raulerson.
Advancing to first degree
decided black belt: Johnathan
Guitron. Advancing to second
degree senior black belt: Adam



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FCHC hosting
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Centers, Inc.; 1100 N. Parrott Ave.,
will hold a craft and rummage
sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. until 1I
p.m. Proceeds benefit the annual
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Legion Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
American Legion Post 64 is
open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Thursday
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 3:30
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and mar-
garitas served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 1
until 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NASCAR on big screen TV
Sausage, hot dogs, pizza and $1
draft beer will be offered.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
e Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Chuck Gillespie at
(863) 697-1451 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) '467-8779- or (863)634-
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137'
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the Aeries for other
events at (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.

Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third will be the regu-
lar meeting starting at 8 p.m.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until ?

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Bucky Yoder
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star- Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
Sunday, Oct. 22: all-you-can-
eat breakfast from 8 until 11 a.m.
The breakfast is open to the public.
The cost of the meal is $5 and
includes bacon and sausage, bis-
cuits and sausage gravy, hash
brown casserole, grits, fruit, orange
and coffee. For information, call
Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone nitMber is (863)
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to
see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Call for the
menu. Saturday is karaoke at 8
Tuesday, Oct. 24: Moose
enrollment meeting at 8 p.m. All
prospective members should
Saturday, Oct. 28: WO.T.M.
dinner of bratwurst and kraut from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Halloween cos-
tume party with prizes to follow at
8 p.m. Also, karaoke at 8 p.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily

from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
e WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7
Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each month at 8
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday at
1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sun-
days from 3 p.m. until ?, with
Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9 a.m.

VFWPost #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 alm.'"
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
Big screen TV for all events.

VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-

mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.

Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV

Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
e The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday of
each month at 8 p.m. The club is
also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at (863)
610-6659, or Keith at (863) 634-


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 13,
through Thursday, Oct. 19, are as
Theatre I -"The Guardian"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and 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
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
I 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-


Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at


1-(800) 403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary )
is active in community .
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and v a
classrooms in over 2,000 cities _
and towns across the nation Each 1
year, Auxiliarists (folks just like
you) save almost 500 lives, assist, %
some 15,000 boaters in distress, *
conduct more the 150,000 cour-
tesy safety examinations of recre-
ation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.

EYDC needs
volunteers oa
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and e m
search instructors, recreation
aides and assistance in developing
youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441
N., Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions -
on the page. You will start receiv- a
ing chapters from popular books
in your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a .
book, you Will begin receiving -
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service. -
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample -
the wonderful world of reading. -

Food Pantry .
is open -
Okeechobee Presbyterian .
Church Food Pantry is open again. 3gN a
We are located at 312 N. Parrott o
Ave. in the back parking lot of the .
church. Our temporary gray box is --
stocked and ready for anyone

who needs food. All you need is
an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs- ,
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Car Pool 110
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memorlam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
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MINI POODLE, Call to identify.
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gray w/red tail feathers, Oak
Park area. Large Reward!
BEAGLE- Male, approx 4 mo.
old. Vic. of Belmont area
Sunday night. Please call
CAT, Male, 4 years old,
neutered, gray tiger striped,
last seen on 30th St, Hwy 98,
Mitchell Rd. (863)610-4466 or
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
TABBY CAT-. Male, Gray, white
feet & diamond on forehead.
Vic. Pioneer Estates. Sat.
10/07 (863)634-3200
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deer? Pick up some
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just weaned kittens, all differ-
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.

($30,000 to start)
For Busy
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
To work with disabled adults.
CDL a plus. Will train. Aide
will work hand in hand with
instructor in classroom envi-
ronment. Competitive salary
and benefits. Fax resume
to: 863-467-9656,
2825 SW 3rd Terrace.

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

All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Licensed CSR/Agent
Immedijil uiiernin
F3. Rre.umeto
8bt 6.1b .4 ,01. or dro' ,n at
900 S Parrott Ave.
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 '
For State Park Prairie (Viking
area) 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
Charles Brown 863-462-5360
Real Elstate 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.

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.

How do you find a job hin
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

Needed in a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical
knowledge and experience
preferred, but will train on
job. Excellent benefit plan
offered. Fax resume to
(863)467-8708 or call

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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Immediate Openings All Shifts.
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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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

Must have Class A CDL
Benefits Available
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
SScreen Rooms Carports
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lJ- Garages Seawalls
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group health, profit sharing, and 401(k).
Fax resume to (863) 763-7142
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With good credit to assist in
financing homes that need
restored and land for
development. Please call
Bernie at (541)232-1708,
or e-mail me at:
No Experience necessary,
Just Good Credit.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offsred415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
ToS & Games 730
VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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

TRACTOR- John Deere, all
original, runs great $2000
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
furniture. Access. included.
Good condition. $200.
(302)684-4836 Lv. msg.

DISHWASHER, Excellent con-
dition. $75. (863)675-1634
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
maker. Like new. $250.
SBS, white, works great, ice-
maker needs repair, $150.
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool, 4
years old, side by side with ice
& water on door, great cond.
22cu.ft. $700 (863)467-8681
STOVE, Ceramic: Like new.
$200 (863)675-1634
WASHER, Roper, Large Ca-
pacity 2.5, Like new. New
$229, Asking $175.
$100 for both.

WOOLEY SHED, 18x12, carpet
inside, asking $2500.

BIKE 2 wheeler, 20", Mon-
goose Model, very sharp,
must see, $40. Call
(863) 763-0625.
ing $100 (863)763-3448 or

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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
Licpense#765 ._
STORM DOOR 32X75 brand
new, never used.
Screen/window. $150.

BABY CRIB- complete, light
wood, good condition $20
chair & toys also. $100/all,
will sell separately.
863-763-0888 after 3pm
UM- asking $20, excellent
condition (863)467-0826
Fisher Price, with remote
$25 (863)467-0826
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.
3-4, black & white. $78
3-4, navy blue. $50

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

Complete, keyboard, mouse,
Educational program, $250
DELL, with printer, 1 year old,
works good, $300
Epson Stylus Photo, brand
new in the box, $90.

over 800 items, brand new,
paper, punches, pencils, etc.
$350 neg (863)634-8433

nice, call to view. $125 or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BED twin, adjustable, w/mas-
sage, $300. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.
BED, Twin Size, Like new. Ma-
rina style, Headboard & 3
Drawers Below, New $159,
asking $125, (863)357-3369
BEDS (2) Twin: Complete, Off
White w/2 Mirrored Dresser,
High Boy Dresser & 2-End ta-
bles. $1000. (863)517-1942
Good condition. $100.
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
Egyptian cotton w/cherry
wood trim, exc. cond., $500
or best offer. (863)763-0583
boo, no tears In material,
faded from sun, $50.
COUCH- 2pc w!3Dioe in mid-
dle, light j3iei Cloulrs, good
condition $100 or best offer
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DR, '36 Broyhill table, 6 chairs,
bufet & small cabinet, carved
detailing, oak, good cond.,
$800 firm. (561)924-5812
Dark oak, fits up to 65" TV,
adjustable, glass doors, glass
shelves, $275 (561)914-6746
4'tx5'w, w/built in speakers,
glass doors, $100.
FULL SIZE BED, complete,
good condition. $100.
6", with cover. Like new.
$50. (863)763-6369
FUTON SOFA BED, w/thick in-
ner spring mattress, almost
new, pd $390, sell $200.
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Square. Very good cond,
w/4 chairs Pd $450. asking
$150. Neg. (863)467-2366
LOUNGE CHAIR, Vibrating:
Great for back pain $85 & OF-
FICE DESK, White, contempo-
rary. $95 (863)532-9355
TWIN BEDS, 2, Maple, Com-
plete. Good condition. $75.
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
Wicker Furniture, Loveseat, 2
chrs., w/cushions, 3 tables,
in Aqua Isles, $100.

AMMO- 30-30 Win, 200
rounds, boxed, $70 will di-
vide (863)301-0250
COLT 45, Argentinean model
1927, Colt cal. 11.25 mm,
a n t i q u e.
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $700. 357-5754

as seen on TV, great cond.
$40.863-634-3931 Okee

Sw/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or

BATH, Scented wax, insulated
hand & foot cover, new condi-
tion. $25 neg. (863)675-2596
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299
TION, in original box. $10 or
best offer. 863-675-2596

Alante, new batteries, exc.
cond. $850. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.

Calf Chute, Powder River,.
makes into a table, new fir.,
new paint, $550.
DRUMS (10) 55 gal., for Burn-
ing (10) 15 gal. & (10) 55 gal.
Plastic, Water Tight Drums.
$150 will sep. (863)763-5062
berglass, 5 steps with rails.
$250. Will separate.
heavy metal, assorted sizes.
$900 for all or will separate.
Tanning Canopy. $300.
WALKIE TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor .grade, Motorola XTN se-
iei :1.200 (66i)763-4961

SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918
ing $50 (863)635-4455
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
PIANO- older upright, bench,
beautiful finish, plays well,
$550, You move & tune
(863) 357-0455
PIANO- Wurlitzer, full size,
asking $300 (863)635-4455
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200. (863)471-2256.

papers. Male, 9-10 wks old.
$350. (863)214-1286
ed, 2 yrs old, Very friendly,
Good with children. House
dog. $1000. (863)634-5473
males, 8wks. old, black & tan,
w/health certificates. $500
each. (863)467-7288 aft. 5pm
DOG CRATE, Midwest, galva-
nized, 36"lx19"wx22"h, $30.
DOG HOUSE- medium size,
portable, almost new, flexible
plastic door, $25
FISH TANK 55 gallon, great
buy. $75. (863)357-6930
wks old, $200
GOATS 1 Nubian female, 1
pygmy female. $80/both, will
sell separate. 239-465-1393
Guinea Pig. Free to good
homes. 863-801-1302
JACK TERRIER female, 3
mo's, active puppy. Needs
TLC, to good home only.
$400. 863-467-5117 Okee
MALE PUG- has papers, need
to sell immediately $500 or
best offer (863)634-0790
(863)675-4981 LaBelle Area
23 yrs old, good beginner or
kids horse, no bad habits,
$1500 (863)763-1504

BATHTUB, brand new, porce-
lain, stainless steel, still In
box, $175 or best offer.

Bear-Cobra, 50 lb. draw,
with arrows, $35.
KNEEBOARD Hydroslide
Revolution, $50

w/Ricochet hopper, Tippman
pro-lite, mask, tanks, pods &
more. $200 (863)261-2265

(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w
each, box, 1800w amp,
more. $650 (239)503-5020
amp box, like new, $50

wega FD Trinitron TV, asking
$1000. (772)461-8822 Ft.
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

Efi^ l^

hammer/drill. Original cost
$1800, asking $450.
863-467-1958 .
man, never used 6 1/8",
$200 (863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell
TABLE SAW, 10" & 4" Planer
combination, cast iron, $100

GAME BOYS (2) Advanced
SP, x-box. $150/both or will
sell seperate..863-763-6507
XBOX w/1500 games. Every
Nintendo & Super N game
loaded. Great Xmas gift.
$700. 863-227-6066
e T 1
'.10 or 8x12 with loading
ramp. 863-675-5825.
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc7 Exp. nd-
er pref. $1250.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1300,
child gentle, easy keeper
FILLY- 1yo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beauty. $1800.
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1250 neg.
Mare Quarter horse, 7 yrs,
old, with saddle, $1450. Will
sell separate.
PFHA. 13'year old, Bay mare.
Great on trails. $1800. or
best offer. (863)697-2704
yrs.,- needs exp. rider, $3500
or best offer. Need to sell!
Great bloodlines863-634-7065
MARE- 2002 exc j:.rlrjr-
mance bloodlines, $2J500
(863)801-9188 7 0
4 yrs., philly, 14 hands, ties,
stands for farrier. $1500 or
best offer. 239-465-1393
TRAILER- 2 horse bumper pull
escape door tandem axle,
good tires, dividers, rubber
mats $950 (305)807-2500

but in good condition, $75 or
best offer. (239)634-4040
LaBelle, leave message
ENGINE- Briggs & Stratton
12.5HP, elec start, asking
$250. Like New
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hod-
zontal shaft, asking $150
* (863)467-0363
walk behind w/Velke instant
reverse w/tracking. Runs
great. $1200.954-581-8328
'65, original running strong,
Kohler motor, a true classic
for show. $800.227-6066
TOR Hydrostatic 48" liquid
cooled. Kawasaki eng., new
batt. $1200.954-581-8328
LAWN TOOLS, Chipper/Shred-
der & Lawn Edger $110 for
both or will separate.

ter Cut, 12hp, 32" cut, $150.
(863)763-4149 or
42" cut w/14 hp. Runs &
Cuts good. $200.
5hp, Briggs, rear tine, 17",
very good condition. $300
(239)634-4040 LaBelle
WEED EATER, Toro: Gas style.
Heavy duty. Paid $149. Just
like new! Only used twice.
Only $50 (863)634-8596

makes youa more Informed
and Ilteresag person. No
wonder newpaperreaders
vre mone sesseiful

Spanish, Alpine mix, $75
each. (863)467-9950

SADDLE, 16", custom made,
brown leather w/silver trim,
w/bridle, blanket & stand,
$700. (863)357-1365
halters $5. misc bridles $1')


Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950

Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
Story Villa w/privacy fence.
$1050. mo + Sec. dep,
863-763-2416 or 447-0925
SW AREA, Lg. Studio Util.
incid. gar. No pets. Annual
Lease.. Ref. req. $675. mo
+ $500. dep 863-634-4897

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

BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, tennis,
$1100/mo (863)697-3008
Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood. Yellow house; Com-
pletely remodeled. on corner
of 36th & 28th, Huge yard.
Pets ok. $895 mo+ $895
-Available Rent To Own-
View pictures @
3/2/2 unique CBS floor plan.
Easy 100% lease purchase
finance w/owner 2nd.
Fa room, dock & deck.
Snow Bird Special, 2/1 fully-
furnished. FL Rm, dock &
deck. $1200-$1500 per
terms. 772-475-6194
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
Spool. $1600. mo. + 1st &
ast (561)262-9191
Basswood, 3 BR, 2 BA w/1
Car garage. Bruised Credit
Okay. $3000 down. $1300
mo. with $200 going toward
down payment.
Call 863-467-0128

Q Great Locationi
(1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740
NICE 2,000 S.F. Exec. Office
space avail. Nov.1, 107 S.W.
17th St. Suite B. (1) space
avail. Yr. Lease+, call for info
Professional Building: North
East Section of citylimits.
1916 sq ft, 4/2 private offices,
conference room area, C/A/H.
Excellent terms.
Contact Robin 863.763.5593

Okee, 4BR/1BA, w/back
screened porch, fenced yard,
$100 weekly + 1/2 utilities.
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Ouk of State .
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionf10o
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


Ready to move in!
Spacious 3/2w/lake access.
Owner financing avail.
$185,000, (863)634-5236
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-8114 *
NEW HOME On Your Lot 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Extedrior 115K. Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495
NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, all apple's.
$185K. For info 863-610-0973
3/2/2 unique CBS floor plan.
Easy 100% lease purchase
finance w/owner 2nd.
Fla room; dock & deck.
Lake access 3br, 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000

in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.

Mobile Homes

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

BHR 2/2 & 3/2 Doublewide
Start at $650/mo:$1500 Sec.
Ye, ly Lease, No Pets.
.. 863-763-4031
441 S.E., all apple's, $600/mo.
+util's, Sec. Dep. & Ref's.
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232 .
SEASONAL: Just bring your
toothbrush! 1 BR, 1 BA, Coni-
pletely furnished. All utilities
paid. Really Nice! No pets.
$1000. mo + 1st, last, sec.
dep. & ref's. (863)763-8872

MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable
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 5pmr


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

AIR BOAT CAGE 2 seater,
front steer., fully equip.
w/mtr. mount, 36" stringers.
Nice cond. $300.763-7598
BASS BOAT !78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
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
JON BOAT, 11% Ft. $175. or
best offer. (863)532-9355

BASS MASTER, 10', w/trolling
motor, fish finder, live wells,
lights, Must Sell! $500 or
best offer. (863)467-4004
Bayliner Capri, '87, 14 ft.,
galv. trir., 50hp Force mtr.,
all safety equip., many ex-
tras, $1950. (863)357-4442
BOAT, 16ft., aluminum, with
trolling motor, trailer, 60hp
Mercury outboard. $2200
BOWRIDER 15' '72, hull only,
needs mtr., on tdr. Fair con-
dition. $600 or best offer.
70hp Johnson & trailer,
needs some work. $500 or
best offer. (863)467-5360
Garmin GPS II. Hand held or
deck mount. $75.
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$2500 neg. Moore Haven
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft, Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
shape, $2500

CAMPER- '99, Needs work
$1000. (863)634-7780
fully equip. truck, 5th whl.
'90 Nomad trl., great shape,
GMC BOUNDER 1987, 32 Ft.,
SLoaded. Needs work. $1000.
bed full size P/U Good condi-
tion. $275. (863)824-0505

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

New awnings, screen end., all
extras. Like new, $12K

CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
glass, 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
YAMAHA TTR225 '05- less
than 10 hrs, brand new,
$3000 or best offer

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

FOUR WINDS '96, 36 with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bldg. included. In Palm Dale,
FL. $8,000. (419)747-2923
Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $2500.
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
after 2pm


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Tlailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

only made 1 year, $1500 or
best offer (863)261-4517
Runs great, cold a/c, very
good condition. $5000 or
best offer, (863)697-3919

12 Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 19, 2006

CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
mls. Good condition. Asking
$2,200. (863)675-1446
V6-auto, all Owr, 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 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.
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
good cond in/out, cold ac,
new tires, $1800

JAGUAR '91, Souv., 4 door,
recent tune up, a/c converted
to 134A, new tires, brakes,
wheel bearings, above average
condition, $3450
KIA SOPHIA '01 4 dr, good
cond. $2450.863-675-4867
V8, auto., low miles. $1800
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $1500 or
best offer. 863-763-7458 or

86- 4x4, good cond., runs
well, $900 or trade for 4
wheeler (863)261-2269
dr. 6" lift, 32 Buck Shots,
$2500 (863)673-4998

wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
after 6pm

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

truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $300.
or best offer. (863)697-9117
FORD BRONCO '79 complete
vehicle minus transfer case.
9" front/rear end, straight ax-
le. $600 Neg. 863-447-6871
FORD BRONCO '91 for parts,
running mtr., have trans., ex-
tra running gear. $500/all.
FORD F150 '89- parts, 5.8 en-
gine, auto trans, lots of good
parts, Call with needs $800
will sep (863)763-2389
RACING SEATS- Black & Gray,
Tenzo Sport. Good condition.
$300. or best offer.
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100. 863-517-2077
TIRES/RIMS (4) mud grip,
36" tall, 80% tread, $400.
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
" truck, tan in color, $900.or
best offer: (863)697-9117
'97 V6 Chevy S10, $400.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467.
Join al the people who
say, "I sold It in the clas-

CHEVY 3/4 TON '95- ext cab,
4x4, $2000 or best offer
CHEVY PICKUP, '84, 1/2 ton,
4x4, parts or whole, $650..
(561)644-4840 Fort Drum.
1 owner, cold a/c, $2500
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!
FORD F350 '86- 4dr dually,
diesel, needs work, $750
'89- 4dr, runs excellent, cold
air, new alternator, $3500 or
best offer (561)951-8767
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.
cyl, standard,. Cold A/C,
$1400. Neg. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337
brand new tires, needs' minor
work, runs, $300.


Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

CHEVY BLAZER, '93, 4.3 v6, 2
dr., looks & runs great,
$1800 or best offer.

7500 mi., Liked new conditi-
ton. $16,900.

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
open flatbed, tilt, For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers.
. $585.(561)670-3636
Metal w/cover. $250.
made, triple axle, heavy duty,
pull behind trailer, $900 or
est offer (863)634-5289

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

I PubicNoice

Johns Towing, Inc. gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 11/03/2006, 9:00 am at
705 NE 2nd Ave., Okeechobee, FL
34972-2658, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Johns
Towing, Inc. reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and/or al bids.
1997 Saturn
1994 Buick
1993 Ford
1969 Chevrolet
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
169922 ON 10/19/2006
2:00 RM.
169973 ON 10/19/06
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifleds.

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Request for Bids
Goods and Services
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of
securing the following: .
Paris (misc. water main fittings)
Tractor mowing attachment
HOPE Directional drilling
Lawn Mowing
Concrete repair
Asphalt repair
Detailed bid documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax) 863-763-3746.
The OUA reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formalfties In
any bid wherever such rejection or waiver Is determined to be in the best Interest
of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974 on or before 3:00 PM on November 7,2006.
Executive Director
168382 ON 10/13-19/06


A public auction.will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lo t 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 3rd day of November
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
& Vln's as'lollows:
1999 Red Dodge Ram PU
1986 Beige Dodge Ram Van
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
169969 ON 10/19/06
.Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior lions, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on October 23,
2006 at 9:00 A.M.
1988 Volvo (Tan).4-door
1996 Chevrolet (GId) 4-door
1995 Chevrolet (Whil) Van
1990 Ford (Sil 4-door

Community Events

Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Council will celebrate Red Rib-
bon Week Oct. 23-31, to help the Okeechobee community stay drug
free. For information, call Val Marone (863) 462-0040.

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

Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program enti-
tled 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. Indi-
viduals and their family and friends with questions on, lung health are
welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call
(800) 330-5864.

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

Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25,

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

Local ABWA chapter will meet
ABWA, Women of Tomorrow Chapter, will meet Thursday, Oct. 26;
at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., for their
fall enrollment. The guest speaker will be Cathy Barber, who will
speak on behavior modification. All businesswomen are encouraged
to join. For information, contact ABWA president Marilyn Rinear at
(863) 697-1807.

Cowboys for Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ and Lasso Ministries of Venus will meet Thurs-
day, 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 Counties,
Inc., will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners'
chambers of the Roger Poitras Administration Building, 2300 Virginia
Ave., in Fort Pierce. The annual coalition meeting will follow the full
coalition meeting. For information, contact Dorett Williams at (7720
489-8120, ext. 10.

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting schedule
and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me Go" by
Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday,..Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad The Life of
Freya Start", by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope Joan" by
Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held in the library

board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 until
10 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Joan Rueff will give a demonstra-
tion on dry and heat embossing. Carolyn Jones will be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refresh-
ments will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrap:
book pages on which you are currently working with. For information;
call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

ukeecnobee News, Karen Smin
Friendly ghosts?
These ghosts jumped out of a pumpkin to wave at visi-
tors at a local business on S.R. 70 W.

IRS online payment agreement

application is now available

viduals who owe delinquent
federal income taxes will now
be able to apply online for a pay-
ment agreerrfnt, the IRS
announced today. The Online
Payment Agreement (OPA)
application, now available on
IRS. gov, provides an easy way
to voluntarily resolve tax liabili-
"We think some people may
feel more comfortable working
out their payments on line
rather than talking to a person,
so we're making this option
available," said. IRS Commis-
sioner Mark W. Everson.
Paying taxes on time and in
full avoids unnecessary penal-
ties and interest. However, tax-
payers who cannot pay in full
may request a payment agree-

This new Web-based applica-
tion allows eligible taxpayers or
their authorized representatives
to self-qualify, apply for, and
receive immediate notification
of approval.
Taxpayers must have filed all
required tax returns in order to
use the online application. They.
should also have the following
information available: -
Balance due notice from
the IRS.
Social Security number or
Individual Taxpayer Identifica-
tion Number.
Personal identification
number, which can be estab-
lished online using the caller
identification number from the
balance due notice.
Three payment options are
available when applying online:

*. Pay in full. Taxpayers who
pay within 10 days save interest
and penalties.
Short-term extension.
Receive a short-term 'extension
of up to 120 days. No fee is
charged, but additional penal-
ties and interest will accrue.
Monthly payment plan. A
$43 user fee will be added to the
amount owed, and interest and
penalty will continue to 'accrue
on the unpaid balance.
To access the application go
to, use the pull-down
menu under "I need to..." and
select "Set Up a Payment Plan."
The application is available
. Monday through Friday from 6
a.m. until 1.2:30 a.m., -Saturday
from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. and
Sunday from 4 p.m. until mid-
night (all are Eastern Time).

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Return of the pumpkins
The First United Methodist Church's. fall pumpkin patch at 200 N.W. 2nd Street has
returned to Okeechobee. It was canceled last year due to their supplier's shortage of

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