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GCSO busts
marijuana house
MOORE HAVEN Mari-
juana plants and other equip-
ment were seized recently
from a suspected marijuana
grow house in Port LaBelle
and one man was arrested,
said Glades County Sheriff
Stuart Whiddon.
The Sunday, Oct. 8, raid
netted 32, 5- to 6-foot tall
plants as well as air condi-
tioning units, fertilizers and
various lights and cultivation
equipment.
Detective Harris Said Jose
Abel Marquez, 35, was rent-
ing the home for what
appeared to be the sole pur-
pose .of growing marijuana.
Marquez \\as charged wi h
trafficking and cultivation of
marijuana, and possession of
a firearm while in the com-
mission of a felony.
He was booked into the
Glades County Jail under a
bond of $150,000.
According to Detective
Steve Harris of the, Glades
County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the plants that were
seized at the house were
ready for harvest and would
yield approximately 1 to 2
pounds of high quality,
hydroponic marijuana. The.
street value of the pot was
estimated to be $4,000 per
pound.
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Drought Index
Current: 528
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.99 feet


Lake level, /,
LastYear:
15.55 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea,,
level.)

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Okeechobee: Site of two battles


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Bob Carr, left, executive director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, and
Shawn Henderson, right, of the Friends of Okeechobee Battlefield, stand in front of the
site of the Battle of Okeechobee. They put on a presentation to the Southeast Florida.
Preservation Advisory Board on Thursday, Oct. 19 concerning the location of the site
and its purchase by the state.

Fight to preserve battle site over


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There were to two battles
fought in Okeechobee --- one
fought on Christmas Day in 1837
between U. S. forces, and the
Seminoles and another battle
fought in the latter half of the 20th
century and early 21st century to
identify and preserve the site of
the first battle. That was the mes-
sage Bob Carr, executive director
of the Archeological and Histori-
cal Conservancy, brought before
the Southeast Florida Preserva-
tion Advisory Board meeting at
the battle site.
The board is a part of the
Florida Department of State Divi-
sion of Historical Resources.
The 145-acre battle site, locat-
ed on S.E. 38th Ave. across from
the Treasure Island Fire Station,
was purchased earlier this year
by the state and will be turned
into a state park.
The site had been a registered
national landmark, but until
recently there was no public
access to the site.
A historical marker, located
on U:S. 441 S.E. near.a restaurant
that is currently out of business,


proclaims the battle to be "the
turning point of organized Indian
resistance in Florida."
Mr. Carr said this was the
largest battle in the Seminole
Wars featuring 1,000 to 1,200 men
and itwas the only time European
style of warfare was used.
The battle was fought with
the regular army and state militia.
So many state militias applied
that only those who had the best
political connections were cho-
sen. The Missouri Militia was'
chosen because of their service
in the Black Hawk Wars, Mr. Carr
said.
According to Mr. Carr, the
word "Seminole" comes from
the Spanish word "Cimarrones"
which means half-breed or out-
sider. This was the word the
Spanish officials in St. Augustine
applied to those Indians not
indigenous to the area who
came from such places as Geor-
gia and North Carolina.
He said that eight separate
groups of Indians actually make
up today's Seminoles.
The Spanish, and later the
British, policy was to coexist with
the Indians but the U.S. policy
was to move them west of the


Mississippi River.
When 'the Indians saw what
was happening, they took up
arms to defend their way of life.
Colonel Zachary Taylor's troops
came from Fort Bassinger on the
Kissimmee River.
A mile to the north of the bat-
tle site, where Brindaban Forest is
now located, Col. Taylor found
an abandoned Miccousukee vil-
lage. He knew the Indains were
waiting nearby.
Mr. Carr said the Indians
guides with Taylor may have
been planted to lead them into
the ambush.
The battle site was all saw-
grass and covered in 2 or 3 feet of
water. The Indians were situated
in trees in the hammock on the
other side of the sawgrass
swamp.
At one point, as they crossed
the sawgrass marsh, Colonel Tay-
lor told his troops to fan out to the
left. They formed a line a half-
mile long with the Missouri Vol-
unteers on the right.
Mr. Carr said there was a con-
flict between Colonel Richard
Gentry, the commander of the.
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local general contractor
has been arrested because he
reportedly took a partial, pay-
ment to do home repairs for a
58-year-old Okeechobee
woman, but after a year has not
started the job.
Samuel Glenn Williams, 60,
S.W. 28th St., was arrested
Wednesday, Oct. 18, by Detec-
tive Ted Xan Deman of the Okee-
.chobee County Sheriff's Office
" OCSO) on a on a felo charge of
grand theft by a contractor.
Williams was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail
under abond of$115,000G.
Detective Van Deman said
Williams was running the Okee-
chobee site for M&M Excava-
tion. The company is based out
of PompanoBeach.
The detective said Williams
contracted with the local
woman to do some repair work


on her mobile home, which was
damaged by Hurricane Jeanne.
She paid him a down payment
of $11,500 to fix her home
.which included repairing the
roof and enclosing the porch.
The down
payment,'
said Detec-
tive hsand
Demand was
half of the s
job"He was totalcting as a contrac-
cost.
However,
after but failed to do the job,"14said
months and
another hur- Samuel
ricane which Williams
exacerbated her problems, the
"He was acting as a contrac-
tor but failed to do the job,."said
the detective. "If he had returned
the money or done the job he
wouldn't be in trouble but he
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Buckhead Ridge, Lakeport locks open


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District reports that repairs
the S-127 navigation lock at Buck-
head Ridge will be completed and
the navigation lock will be secured
in the open position beginning on
Friday, Oct. 20. The navigation lock
was taken out of service for a gate
overhaul beginning on Aug. 2.
In addition, Lake Okeechobee
water levels have reached a point
where it is possible to secure the S-
131 navigation lock at Lakeport in
the open position, allowing boat


traffic free access to the lake. It is
possible to secure the navigation
locks in an open position only
when the level of Lake Okee-
chobee falls to approximately the
same level as the tributaries com-
ing into the Lake so that boaters
may navigate safely from the tribu-
tary into the Lake. The water level
in Lake Okeechobee on Monday
was at 13.07 feet NGVD.
Other navigation locks that are
secured open include J&S Fish
Camp (S-135), Henry Creek (G-36),


Taylor Creek (S-193) and Clewiston
(S-310). Locktenders are not on
duty at these locations.
Boaters are urged to navigate.
carefully through the open locks as
manatees often are sighted in and
near these structures in Lake Okee-
chobee during this. time of year.
Manatees are frequently seen in the
navigation lock at Taylor Creek,
which is especially popular for this
endangered species. Manatees
swim close to the surface of the
water and often are harmed and


even killed by boaters moving too
fast in areas where manatees gather.
When conditions call for the
District to return to normal lock
operation schedules, the public will
be notified through the news
media. Normal lock operating
hours vary depending on the loca-
tion and season. Please call the
Okeechobee Service Center with
questions and comments in the
absence of a lock tender. The Ser-
vice Center telephone number is
(863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-4200.


Radio station and historical society bring program


By MaiyAnn Morris
Thanks to the Okeechobee
Historical Society and radio station
WQCS of Indian River Community
College (IRCC), presentations of
the Oral History Project, authored
by Janie Gould, also of IRCC and
the hundreds of local pioneers
and semi-pioneers who have
shared their stories have come to


Battle

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Missouri volunteers, and Col. Taylor.
Col. Gentry suggested the
troops outflank the Indians.
To which Col. Taylor replied,
"Are you a coward that you would
not face the enemy head on?"
In the first volley, eight to 12 U.S.
solider were killed, mostly Missouri
volunteers. The large number of
Missouri Volunteer killed, including
Col. Gentry, led to a Congressional
investigation after the war.
It is not certain how may Indi-
ans were killed because they took
their dead with them. The battle
lasted at least 90 minutes and the
troops succeeded in pushing the
Seminoles to the east and the west.
"One could debate as to who
won," Mr. Carr said. "Itwas, at best,
a stalemate."
That night Col. Taylor wrote a
letter proclaiming victory.
Bill Steele, a historian for the
Seminole Tribe, bought that letter
from a private collection for the
Seminole Tribe for $80,000.
Mr. Carr then went on recount
the second battle he and Mr. Steele
fought to find and preserve the site.
In 1974, as a graduate student,
Mr. Carr did an archeological sur-
vey of the area. He discovered the
site was not registered with the


Okeechobee County Library with
complements to Margo Taylor.
Ms. Taylor is with the library and
was kind enough to make a room
available Tuesday, Oct. 17.
People who knew, or who had
seen first-hand (Some good story
tellers here!) told of the Florida
land boom and the fantastical
claims that unregulated land
developers made: "year 'round


cool breezes" and for the prairie
land west of Ft. Pierce, "No clear-
ing is needed, as land is ready for
the plow!"
The local history is woven into
current events of the time pub-
lishing of a book most people
would know, or 1885, the year
Henry Flagler extended his EMst
Coast Railroad into South Florida,
as the same year the first real bicy-


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Bob Carr, executive director of the Archaeological and His-
torical Conservancy, Inc, points out details of the Battle of
Okeechobee battlefield behind him. Mr. Carr,, who was instru-
mental in locating the battlefield and having it purchased by
the state for a park, gave a presentation to the Southeast
Florida Preservation Advisory Board .


state. In addition, there was no evi-
dence as to where the battle was
actually fought and there were no
artifacts of the battle.
"What we thought would be
easy turned out to be a 20-year
quest," he stated.
Mr. Carr visited eight or 10 fami-
lies who claimed to have artifacts,
but none of them dated as far back
as the Battle of Okeechobee.
. He vOY6idered how% people


could be living here and never find
anything from the battle.,
Archeological discoveries and
maps Mr. Steele found in Missouri
helped in the location of the site.
Among the artifacts, the two
men found were a bayonet, old
Indian knife, musket balls and uni-
form buttons left behind.
Mr. Carr said the U.S. dead were
buried there at first and eventually
reburied..


cle was invested and the year the
first roller-coaster was patented.
Okeechobee people are fea-
tured in the presentations, too. So
after work, take time and drop by
the library for the next presenta-
tion. The programs run about a
half hour with time for discussion
afterward. Watch Okeechobee
News' "Community Events" for
future dates.


The number of Indians killed is
uncertain.
"It's truly hallowed ground,"
asserted Shawn Henderson of the
Friends of Okeechobee Battlefield.
Mr. Carr said the DAR marker
was in the right place only because
Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs said
his mother told him that was the
battle site.
At a May 25 press conference
marking the purchase of the site by
the state, Mr. Steele said that part of
the confusion in locating the battle-
field was that at the time of the bat-
tle Lake Okeechobee was not on
the official maps of Florida.
Eventually the efforts of Mr. Carr
and Mr. Steele gained support from
the community. He said the battle-
field re-enactments responsible
due to the efforts of Ms. Henderson
and her organization -- helped
tremehdouslywith public support.
Finally, earlier this year, the state
was able to purchase the property
at 85 percent of the appraised value.
"The lesson is that you have to
have perseverance," he said.
Mr. Carr said they hope to
expand the park lands with other
acquisitions.
At the business meeting held at
the Okeechobee Historical Society
preceding the presentation, Lydia
Jean' Williams of Okeechobee
Main Street was named to the
board to replace Ms. Henderson,
whose term had expired.


News Briefs

Annual holiday craft fair planned
FORT PIERCE The third annual Buckler's Holiday Craft Fair will be
held Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at the St. Lucie County Fair-
grounds, 15601 Midway Rd.
Admission is $4 per person, and one admission is good for both
days. Children under 12 will be admitted free and parking will also be
free.
Fair hours will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until
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.
10.

Roberson plans picnic, Q&A forum
OKEECHOBEE George Roberson, a candidate for the District 4
County Commission seat, will be at the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter on U.S. 98 on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 until 4 p.m. to meet people
and answer questions.
There will be food and fun from I until 3 p.m., with a question the
candidate session from 3 until 4 p.m.
For information, contact George Roberson at (863) 610-0973.

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 infree. The price includes a tour,
finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those who
wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or- check online at
www.arnoldswildlife.org.

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


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contractor, while Williams is a
S P "- licensed general contractor in
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S ** *~ *ning into her home and there's a
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snakes and rats are getting into her
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the detective said the woman bor-
rowed the money to get the work
S done and is now having to make
-- a payments on the loan even though
*- the work was never done. And
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S- the work completed.
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were occasions when Williams
S told the victim he would be there to
* w *- start the job, so she would take off
work in order to be there when he
- showed up. But, he never did.
* "He did offer to do some patch
S- work but she refused because she
* - was afraid he would come back
S -, and finish the job," the detective
*.- continued.
S- - According to state statutes,
- once Williams accepted the
$11,500 from the woman he had
30 days to pull a permit and 90 day
S- to start the job.
- -- "Failure to do so is grand theft,"
said Detective Van Deman.
The detective added that
-* Williams was arrested at his home
- without incident.


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Everglades students will receive their report cards Oct. 23


The students at Everglades Ele-
mentary are enjoying the fall sea-
son. Second graders in Mrs. Brady's
class is enjoying our school-wide
read aloud "How to Eat Fried
Worms." We have won the ques-
tion contest twice so far. Thanks
Ms. Shofner! We are
learning how to
regroup, write Je
acrostic
poems, and all
about how
matter
changes. We are
enjoying the cooler weather, which
was perfect for releasing our five
butterflies.
Miss Hunt's class is so good at
abbreviations. And we love writing
the short cuts for long words. Our
reading unit is all about helping
others and we're quickly learning
how important that is. We are one
big team. We just finished Chapter
six in math on relating addition to
subtraction. Chapter seven is going
to be hard, but we'll keep our think-
ing hats on.
Mrs. Campbell's class started
unit two in math. We'll be learning
about two-digit addition and sub-
traction. We enjoyed writing our
acrostic poems for the Literacy Dis-
play. Our ideas about things
Columbus would be surprised to
see were great.
Mrs. Kirby's class is enjoying the
month of Oct. We loved writing our
acrostic poems and decorating our
Haunted house"for P.T.O. We're
really getting into reading for the
100 Book Challenge. It's fun to
chart our progress daily and see our
accomplishments.
Mr. Wright's class is enjoying the
book, "How to Eat Fried Worms." It
is our school-wide book of the
month. We have enjoyed creating
our Haunted House Literacy Dis-
play. Currently our math class has
been working with subtraction.,
Our classroom experiments have


been good from our new textbook
series. The class is also having a
great time with the 100 Book Chal-
lenge. It is fun, fast and easy.
Third Grade
Mrs. Tilton's class is studying
subtraction strategies in math. In
reading, we discover a.new adven-
ture with the rancher, the tramp,
and the con man. I wonder what
trouble they'll be in tomorrow. In
science, we are studying energy.
We made pinwheels and UFO's
and used the energy of the wind to
fly them. The 100 Book Challenge
is an awesome way we show how
reading can be fun, fast and easy.
Mr. Viens' class is studying addi-
tion strategies with three and four
digit numbers. We will end the
chapter with a fun jeopardy game.
We are currently reading the novel
"Gregor the Overlander" by
Suzanne Collins. Mr. Viens reads a
chapter each day and the students
are looking forward to the eight
points possible for a correct Accel-
erated Reader test. We read "Balto
the Dog Who Saved Nome" and
learned how people traveled in the
1920's and communicated by tele-
graph. We celebrated our Students
of the Week for Sept. with a pizza
luncheon. Congratulations to Josie
Todd, .Brandon Koebernik, Alex
Garcia, and Cassidy Bond. *
Mrs. Laughlin's class is busy
practicing addition and estimation
strategies. We are enjoying the read
aloud "How to Eat Fried Worms."
We are working very hard to
become super.readers. Remember
to practice readinfig for 30 minutes
each night. In writing, each student
is working on their very own auto-,
biography. We are having fun as we
learn about one another. :
Miss Kauffman's class is work-:
ing hard on two-digit addition and
subtraction in math. We just fin-
ished reading "Wild Shots, They're


My Life." We learned how this pho-
tographer is able to get up close
and personal with the wildlife she
photographs. In science we are
learning all about kinetic and
potential energy. We have many
young scientists in our class. The
100 Book Challenge is off to a great
start, and we're working hard to be
star readers.
Ms. J. Watford's class is busy
working on two and three digit
addition and subtraction problems.
After reading the book "Pumpkin
Jack" the students worked on an
art project on the life cycle of a
pumpkin. To end our science chap-
ter on matter the students missed a
solid, liquid, and a gas to eat or
drink. What was it? (Root beer
float/Coca Cola float).
Administration: Report cards
will go home on Oct. 23. Schools
throughout Okeechobee will send


our parent booklet, "The Success-
ful Student" along with the report
cards. This parent booklet is a won-
derful resource for families and
includes valuable information on
grade-specific standards, progress
reporting, special programs and
pictures of some of our students. If
you have any questions regarding
the booklets please feel free to call
the school at (863) 462-5108.
'Literacy Council: The 100
Book Challenge reading program
is off to a great start. Remember,
every 15 minutes your child reads
will equal one step; 20 steps
equal hours of reading. All of the
students are given the opportunity
to read for two steps (30 minutes)
in class. Remember to read for at
least one or two steps at home
each evening. Kindergarten and
first graders are taking .smaller
steps. See your teacher for details.


Submitted photo/EES:
Bus drivers are appreciated
To show our appreciation at Everglades we surprised our
bus drivers with our many "Thanks" and presented them
with our school t-shirt. "Thank you, bus drivers. We real-
ly appreciate all you do.


"How to Eat Fried Worms", our
first school-wide read for 2006-07
is off to a fun start. Ask your child
who the four main characters are.
Also ask your child to explain the
bet that Billy makes with the rest
of the boys.
Student Council: Oct. 23
through Oct. 27 is National Red
Ribbon Week. The Student Coun-
cil will sponsor activities during
the week based on this year's
theme, "Believe, Achieve, and
Succeed." Students in Kinder-
garten, first, second and third


grade will participate in a special
"Say No to Drugs-McGruff"
drawing and coloring contest. Stu-
dents in fourth and fifth grades are
encouraged to participate in
McGruff News featuring our
school's drug-free activities. Win-
ners will be chose by McGruff in
each grade K-fifth. Winners will
receive ribbons and prizes. Class-
room entries are welcome. Con-
test entries must be turned in on
time so student council can dis-
play all entries in the cafeteria dur-
ing this week.


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Students achieving excellence in the- classroom during the week of Oct. 12-20 (are pic-
tured in no particular order), Kindergarten students of the week are Tia McCoy, Gabino
Lopez-Diaz, Rocky Wise,and Enoc Leon. First grade students are Carlos Ramirez, Sonia
Delgado, Michael Costanzo; Marissa Delacruz, Kayla Aguilar, Cameron Little, and Martin
Gibson. Second grade students of the week.are Hunter Derry, Jocelyn Herrera, Dominic
Campbell, and Rian Haaka. Receiving student of the week for third grade are Fernando
Lopez, Maria Olivares, David Gardner, Ismeal Santamaria, Steven Fonseca, Analleli Her-
nandez, and Kyla Andrews. Fourth graders that are honored include Emily Coffey, Mason
Joyner, Michael Nicoll, Markies McDonald,and Sabrina Mestre. Students from the fifth
grade to be named student of the week are Nancy Sixto, Mike Raulerson, Emily Worth,
and Alfonso Portocarrero.


Obituary


Gordon'Butch'
W Philipp
Gordon "Butch" W Philipp,
age 66, of Davie, formerly of Fort
Lauderdale, died suddenly on
Sunday, Oct. 15,, 2006. Born in
Elizabeth, N.J., he had been a
local resident for over 30 years.
Mr. Philipp owned British Auto-
motive for 30 years and was well


respected in the British sports car
business. He was affiliated with
the MGB Sports Club.
He is survived by: his daughter,
Julia Philipp; son, Gordon Philipp;
mother, Mildred Philipp; sister,
Elysia Atkinson; brother, Bill
Philipp; grandchildren, Lisa, Jillian,
William, Bryan, Adam, and Gor-
don; five great-grandchildren;
nieces, nephews; and, great-nieces
and nephews.


Visitation and service was
held on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006,
at Kraeer Funeral Home and Cre-
mation Center, 4061. N. Federal
Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. interment
will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20,
at Evergreen Cemetery, Ceme-
tery Road, Okeechobee.
Local arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.


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FACTS: I want to tell people to get their facts right before they shoot off
their mouths. Offenders are not released into Matthew 25's protective
custody. They choose to go there to try and rehabilitate their lives.
Robert's (Robedeau) victim was not a 9-year-old male. How do I know? I
am Robert's mother. I was there with my son through every single
moment of this entire ordeal. You people do not have a clue what the
story was. I sit here sick to my stomach knowing that now I will probably
never see my son again or hold him when he is scared because of witch-
es and witch hunts like this. My son never really matured the way 'nor-
mal' people mature. That is why he is running so scared right now. He
knows that people will keep him from ever having a real life a life he
deserves like every child of God deserves. Yes, there are sick predators
out there, but my son is not one. Thanks for condemning my son to a life
of hell for the rest of his life if he lives through this and thanks for
brutally attacking him. You attacked me when you attacked him. All he
wanted was peace in his life. And he was doing so good. I will never for-
give people like you who judge and condemn not knowing what you are
talking about. Wherever he is, I do pray to my God that he comes back
safe and that nothing else goes wrong.

CRIST: I was wondering if anybody knows anything about Charlie
Crist's background. Is he married, single or what? I've never seen him
advertise it yet about a family and with the Foley thing going on it
makes one wonder.
Editor's Note: According to his biography, Crist was born July 24,
1956, in Altoona, Pa. He later moved to St Petersburg where he
attended St. Petersburg High School. He went on to attend Wake For-
est University where he played quarterback on the school's football
team. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State Uni-
versity, and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in
Alabama. Crist was briefly married, but is now divorced. While there
have been rumors regarding his sexual orientation, Crist has stated
repeatedly that he is heterosexual.

ORDINANCE: I read in the paper that Ray Domer was the one dissent-
ing vote. Does that mean that he voted against the ordinance? If so, can
anyone think of why he would have done such a thing? Why would any-
one vote against and ordinance set not only to protect the children, but
also the women of Okeechobee? I understand that this ministry wanted
to bring in 100-plus sex offenders and they were not all pedophile.'--
don't understand why one of our commissioners would do that. Maybe
we should all take avery good look at him during election time.
Editor's Note: As has been stated here before and in the original arti-
cle about the vote of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-
sioners, Commissioner Domer did not vote against the ordinance per
se. His vote was based on his concern that the ordinance was being
passed too quickly, and felt that more time was needed to ensure that
the ordinance was strong enough to withstand any legal challenges.

THREE CHEERS: Three cheers for Sheriff Paul May, and all his
efforts to keep this community safe and keeping the residents abreast
of what is happening.

THANKS: I want to sincerely thank the lady who found my credit card
and turned it in. God will surely bless you as he did me.

KEEP QUIET: Jimmy Carter was on television running his mouth. He
should keep quiet because he was the worst president that we have ever
had. I am 72 years old and since I've been in this world, he was the worst
and he runs his mouth about stuff he has no idea about what he's talking
about. He puts his mouth in gear and doesn't know what it's going to say.

OFFENDERS: Maybe the reverend should have put a little more
thought into \\ here he chose to relocate these guys. No neighborhood,
whether in the country or in the city, would want their children exposed
to these circumstances. They were there first and to have the reverend
impose on these people and their lifestyle is not fair, nor the Christian
thing to do. Rehabilitation and treatment facilities belong in an area
where the clients and/or patients do not interact with everyday people. I
am sure that Okeechobee County has a land use designation on their
land use map that the reverend could purchase land and build a treat-
ment facility where it would be in a controlled environment.

GROUP HOMES: I am all for putting this house in the country, I just
don't believe they should all be grouped together. What could they all
have in common other than the crimes they have done? This good rev-
erend is supposed to be helping these men, but it looks to me like he is
only doing more harm.

REHABILITATION: These sexual offenders have to be somewhere to
restart their lives and a lpt of them do want to rehabilitate and restart their
lives. They need a place to go to feel safe, be able to do what is necessary
to not re-offend and lead lives like the rest of us 'normal' people as we
are always willing to call ourselves.

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Upcoming Events


Friday
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 becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church .of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The'lunch will be at noon. Women
should bring business cards and information to promote their business.
The meeting provides networking opportunities for women in business
and is open to the public. No membership is required. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjury-
lawyer.com.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christlan,;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 joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
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
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.:
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will
be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior. 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from:8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our'Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and,,howto
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class.is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For Information, cay
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139. -
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S,. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is.invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice, building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee..
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutnn at (863) 467-
2321..
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320. ; ..
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with IreneLuck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service
program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R
to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833. "
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people.



Community Events


Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meet-
ing Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okee-
chobee County School Board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The guest
speaker will be Cynthia Stepanovich from the Okeechobee
Juvenile Correction office, and Rosalind Brown from Planned


Parenthood-Faith Initiative Update. Anyone attending the meet-
ing is asked to bring new books, puzzles, toys and clothing for
foster and needy children in Okeechobee. All items will be
given to My Aunt's House for distribution at Christmas. The
meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vin-
son at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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.


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

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

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


Community Events

Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting Friday, Oct. 20, at noon in Beef O'Brady's meeting
room at 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited. For information, contact Pat
O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

Church of God hosting drama
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present a
walk-through drama entitled "Tribulation House" on Oct. 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 accom-
panied by an adult.

New Endeavor hosting SAC meeting
The New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W 28th St., is holding a
School Advisory Council meeting 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, 41' '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 ahdCountry 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. Thecost of the
meal is $6 and consists of baked ziti, garden salad, garlic bread and
dessert. Call (863) 763-6848 by noon onrWednesday, '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 ayard 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 (8631 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 1.and 6
p.m. on 'AWFR 91.7 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 SafespaceHotline in Mar-'
tin County at (772) 288-7023, or call toll free (800) 500-1119. .

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 'miel will be Gerrmiarif6od by Ursula for aldona-
tion of $7. Tickets are not needed. Music will be provided by Terry
Smith. For information, call Post Commander Don South at (863)
467-2882.

led Cross offering classes ,
The American Red Cross will hold an infant and.child CPR class
on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until noon and a first aid class on
Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m. Call (863)763-2488 to.register.
Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will host a
breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served
from 8 until 11 a.m. The breakfast is open to the public. The cost of
the meal is a $5 donation and includes bacon and sausage, biscuits
and sausage gravy, hash brown casserole; grits, fruit, orange and
coffee. For information, call Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.
Church to dedicate pipe organ
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will be hosting a dedication of their newly rebuilt pipe
organ on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. The dedication will include a
concert by guest organist AndrewAndela. 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. Wereyou a grad-
uate of 1977 or know of someone who graduated in 1977? If you
haven't been contacted about our 30-year reunion coming up on
Oct. 27-29, please call Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101,
Cindy Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at
(863) 634-9491. Reservations will be taken until Oct. 23, 2006.





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Games will consist of 8-minute
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World, Big Lake Eye Care, 3-H
Farms, Okeechobee Mortgage,
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Dairy.
Saturday, Oct. 21: 8:30-9:45
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Child's World vs. Shenanigans.
Tuesday, Oct. 24: 5:45-7 p.m.-
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' Saturday, Oct. 28: 8:30-9:45
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Tuesday, Nov. 7: 5:45-7 p.m.-3-
H Farms vs. Okeechobee Mort-
gage; 7:15-8:30 p.m.-Shenanigans
vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Nov. 11: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Okeechobee Mortgage vs.
Shenanigans; 10-11:15 a.m.-A
Child's World vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Tuesday, Nov. 14: 5:45 -7 p.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. 3-H Farms;
7:1'5-8:30 p.m.-AChild's World vS.
Shenanigans.
Saturday, Nov. 18: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Okeechobee Mortgage vs.
Crewsville Dairy; 10-11:15 a.m.-A
Child's World vs. 3-H Farms.


Happy climber
Central Elementary School fourth grader April Floyd is all
smiles as she climbs a rope in PE class.


Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5:45-7 p.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. Crewsville
Dairy.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-A Child's World vs. Big Lake
Eye Care; 10-11:15 a.m.-Okee-
chobee Mortgage vs. Shenani-
gans.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: 5:45-7 p.m.-3-
H Farms vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 8:30-9:45
a.m.:Thitd place vs. Fourth' place
teams;.l 0IQ1: 15. a. r.-irLtpJace.
vs. Second,,place ,eams..Fifth and
sixth place-no game.
Tie Breaker: (1) Overall, (2)
Head to Head, (3) Still tied?: Head
to Head point differential.

O.C.R.A. Flag

Football

Schedule
Games will consist of 6-minute
quarters. Teams are American
General, B&M Tractor, G&K Trac-
tor, Lennon Grove Service and
Ridge Runner Airboats.
Saturday, Oct. 21: 9-10 a.m.-
Lennon Grove Service vs. Ameri-
can General; 10-11 a.m.-Ridge
Runner Airboats vs. B&M Tractor.
Saturday, Oct. 28: 9-10 a.m.-
Lennon Grove Service vs. B&M
Tractor; 10-11 a.m.-G&K Tractor
vs. American General. :
Saturday, Nov. 4: 9-10 a.m.-
B&M Tractor vs. Ridge Runner Air-
boats; 10-11 a.m.-G&K Tractor vs.
Lennon Grove Service.
Saturday, Nov.11: 9-10 a.m.-
Ridge Runner Airboats vs. G&K
Tractor; 10-11 a.m.-American Gen-
eral vs. B&M Tractor.
Saturday, Nov. 18: 9-10 a.m.-
Lennon Grove Service vs. Ridge
Runner Airboats; 10-11 a.m.-B&M
Tractor vs. G&K Tractor.
G&K Tractor.
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5:30-6:30
p.m.-Ridge Runner Airboats vs..
American General; 6:30-7:30 p.m.-
Lennon Grove Service. vs. G&K
Tractor.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 9-10 a.m.-
B&M Tractor vs. American Gener-
al; 10-11 a.m.-Ridge Runner Air-
boats vs. Lennon Grove Service.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: 5:30-6:30 p.m.-
G&K Tractor vs. Ridge Runner Air-
boats; 6:30-7:30 p.m.-American
General vs. Lennon Grove Service.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 9-10 a.m.-
Third place vs. fourth place; 10-11
a.m.-First place vs. second place.
Fifth place-no game.
Tie Breaker: (1) Overall, (2)
Head to Head, (3) Still tied: Head
to Head Point Differential.


Sports Briefs


Taekwondo to host
benefit golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a benefit golf tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club on Oct. 21 to help send
Taekwondo students to national
competition. Last year's tourna-
menthelped send 34 students to


the Southeastern National Tour-
nament in March, 2006 and all
came home with trophies. This
year's Nationals will be held in
Houston, Texas in March, 2007.
The golf tournament will have
an 8 a.m. shotgun start. It is a
four-person scramble. The entry
fee is $50 per person which
includes 18 holes of golf and
lunch following the competition.


There will be prizes for first, sec-
ond and last place. There will
also be prizes for the longest
drive and closest to the pin. Call
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club at (863) 763-6228; Russ
Adams at (863) 357-0404 or
Sunni Adams at (863) 697-0499.
They are also accepting individ-
ual hole sponsors. The fee is
$100 per hole.


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Some good reasons to spay and neuter your pets


COLLEGE STATION Cats
may not have nine lives, but they
can sure produce nine lives of their
own plus a few thousand more.
October is national Adopt-A-
Dog month and there are many
good reasons to have Fido and
Fluffy spayed or neutered. Consid-
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cats, together with their offspring,
can result in 420,000 kittens in
seven years. One pair of un-steril-
ized dogs, with their offspring, can
result in 4,372 puppies, also in
seven years.
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boaters fines
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who comply with manatee speed
zones won't get citations if they
strike manatees.
Officials said cooler weather
will cause manatees to begin their
annual migration from open
water to warm-water springs and
power plant discharges, leaving
the slow-moving sea cows vulner-
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moving vessels. Law-abiding
boaters who strike a manatee or
observe a manatee hit by another
vessel can call the FWC's Wildlife
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without fear of a citation. Boaters
should be prepared to provide the
incident location, weather condi-
tions, boat specifications and
other relevant information.
FWC will attempt to recover,
and if possible, rehabilitate the
animal.
"We want to assure boaters
who operate vessels lawfully and
responsibly they should not feel
reluctant to report accidental col-
lisions with manatees," FWC
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-"Peoplewho disregard the law
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dents. We hope boaters will
report them to us so we have a
chance to rescue the animal and a
chance to learn more about how
to protect the species."
Collisions with boats are a sig-
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For more information on the
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out of 9 of these animals ever
find a good home, leaving the
rest to suffer abandonment
and/or euthanasia.
Some pet owners may wince at
the thought of having 01' Blue
"fixed," but there are many more
pros than cons when it comes to
spaying or neutering your pet.
Whether your pets are kept
indoors or out, there are many
health and behavioral benefits
associated with spaying and neu-
tering, says Dr. Lynn Ruoff, a veteri-;
narian in the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


at Texas A&M University.
"Spaying and neutering pets
results in fewer reproductive
health problems and makes the
treatment of epilepsy, diabetes
and other diseases much easier,"
notes Ruoff.
"Spayed pets will not develop
pyometra, or pus in the uterus,
and they have a greatly decreased
risk of developing mammary
gland tumors. Neutered pets are
less likely to develop testicular
tumors or an enlarged prostate."
Another big benefit can be
peace of mind a spayed or


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neutered pet is less likely to leave
the yard in search of other ani-
mals.
"In both male and female pets,
sterilization makes them far less
likely to roam, which tends to safe-
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and accidents," adds Ruoff.
"Spayed or neutered dogs are
often less aggressive with both
people and other dogs."
"Neutered males are less likely
to mark their territory by urinating
in the house and will not be
inclined to wander off in search of
a mate. Spayed females are also


less likely to wander and will not
attract males who will fight over a
female in heat."
In addition, hunting, guarding
and other skills are actually
improved in spayed and
neutered dogs because they are
not distracted by hormonal
urges, Ruoff believes..
Pet owners concerned with the
pain and cost of the actual proce-
dure can be put at ease by talking
with their veterinarian.
Ruoff explains that spaying
and neutering, while considered
major surgery and performed


under general anesthesia; involve
little risk in young, healthy pets. In
the past, it was believed that pup-
pies and kittens should not be
spayed or neutered until they
were at least six months of age.
However, recent studies conclude
that sterilization of pets as young
as three months of age does not
increase the risks associated with
surgery or the number of long-
term complications.
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these procedures much faster than
you might expect. Stitches are usu-
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(863) 467-9500


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James E. Bradfield, MD
FACOG
is pleased to announce the
opening of his office for the
practice of Gynecology
1300 N. Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-8000
drbradfield@earthlink.net
BOARD CERTIFIED


Specializing In:
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Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
Dee Patton, A.R.N.P.
Board Certified Specialists
In Internal Medicine
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
1105 N. Parrott Ave. -467-1117
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM 0 6 PM
& Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM


DAVID A.
SIGALOW, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED
IN UROLOGY
215 N.E. 19th Dr.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-0217


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 20,
through Thursday, Oct. 26, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Flicka" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Grudge 2"(PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are. $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Thomas
Jones at (863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GEDb-
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative will
be holding basic and advanced
computer classes throughout the
six libraries in the four-county
area. A technology information
trainer will take a mobile comput-
er lab to each location four times
per month to teach computer
classes. The classes will teach
basic computer skills such as how
to start up and use a computer,
how to log-on to the Internet and
how to communicate via e-mail
with friends and relatives. The
more advanced computer class
will teach how to keep the com-
puter clean and how to send pic-
tures. You may also contact your
local libraries for these same class-
es. In Okeechobee, call (863) 763-
3536 or contact Gabriell Turner,
information tech trainer, at
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In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


MINI POODLE, Call (o identify.
(863)357-3225

AFRICAN GRAY PARROT,
gray wred 1311 leathers, Oak
Park area. Lae Reward'
(1863)763-8007 634-1207
CAT, Male, 4 years old,
neutered, gray tiger striped,
last seen on 30th St, Hwy 98,
Mitchell Rd. (863)610-4466 or
(954)663-5171
CAT, REWARD Brown/Black
stripe, shorthair white tip
paw stomach, chest. 2 yr old
male. Fixed (863)697-320
SADDLE, on 10/7/06. Call
(863)357-7561 or
863)634-6231.
TABBY CAT- Male, Gray, white
feet & diamond on forehead.
Vic. Pioneer Estates. Sat.
10/07 (863)634-3200

COUCH Old. FREE! FREE!
(863)467-0644
KITTENS- to good homes 6
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
MICROWAVE Free! Free! Call
(863)467-0644





OAK PARK
3548 SW 20th Street
Sat. 10/21,7a-12p.
Excercise, lawn equip.,
Household & MORE!!,


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Sat. 10/21, 6am.
Dbl. refrige, motor scooter,
comm'l mtr. home, hotdog
cart, H/H, collectibles & more!

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8am-?, 2632 SW 16th St.
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E nymt 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Ttme 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.



ASSISTANT
MANAGER
($30,000 to start)
COOK
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
AUTOMOTIVE SALES
NO PRIOR SALES
EXPERIENCE NEEDED
WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
Very busy dealership, needs
help immediately!
Top Salary and Benefits,
150K plus per year
Call 772-530-6015
BUS DRIVER
AND TEACHER'S AIDE
To work with disabled adults.
CDL a plus. Will train. Aide
will work hand in hand with
instructor in classroom envi-
ronment. Competitive salary
and benefits. Fax resume
to: 863-467-9656,
2825 SW 3rd Terrace.


Experienced carpenter in
rough & trim work need-
ed. Work 40 hrs/week
locally with established
construction company.
Must have references.
Apply in person at
ABNEY&
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CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All nshc $7'nrara up
Also Management
Opporlunilies Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Cai 772-370-i 779
INSURANCE AGENCY
SLicensed CSR.'Aqer,
Imrmediate operrini .
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900 S Parrott Ave.
(863)467-4522
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry;
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
(863)357-0852
OFFICE SECRETARY
For State Park Prairie (Viking
area) 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
Charles Brown 863-462-5360
Real Estate Sales New
Branch office in town on site,
$350,000,000 in house inven-
tory & traditional brokerage.
FT/PT. Marketing & Support.
Fax 407-295-2723 'Landmark
Realty & Investments, LLC.
t.moss@landmarkrealty
andinvestments.com




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


RECEPTIONIST/
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
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
(863)467-9400.
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er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
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ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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LICENSE #QB49109
SScreen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
I .. .i Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing 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

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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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



Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Princes and princesses of all
ages will love this do-it-your-
self castle doll house. The
project features a working
drawbridge, realistic battle-
ments and bright pennants. It
measures 36 in. tall by 30 in.
wide by 20 in. deep.
Castle Doll House plan
(No. 794) ... $7.95
Victorian Doll House plan
(No. 671) ... $9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) . $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
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Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any adverlise-
meni that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income Irom
work-at-home programs it
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true. chances are that ii is.
II you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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complaints.
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numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
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reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore. if you
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NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
With good credit to assist in
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restored and land for
development. Please call
Bernie at (541)232-1708,
or email me at:
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
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 6415
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical 'Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C UNIT- iBTn Briri new,
$1500. )637)5,.12u6
WINDOW UNIT- Kenmore,
18,000 BTU's, Cool & heat
New,'Never used. $300.
ti863634-4271


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


DISHWASHER, Excellent con-
dition. $75. (863)675-1634
LG. UPRIGHT FREEZER GE
Frostfree, wht. & Tappan 4
burner gas stove, wht.
$325/both, will sep. 675-1553
REFRIGERATOR- GE, With ice
maker. Like new. $250.
(863)675-2151
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore
SBS, white, works great, ice-
maker needs repair, $150.
(863)763-9756
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-
piiiv 2.5, Like new. New
$;2;'Y, Asking $175.
(863)357-3369
WASHER/DRYER, Sears,
$100 for both.
(863)763-4475



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


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


GIRLS CHOPPER BIKE- ask-
ing $100 (863)763-3448 or
(863)467-5756



CEMENT BLOCKS- 700, Good
i: -di',iii- '3r0. Will separ:
airt- (86)24-0505j

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

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


A'BY CRIB-' complete, light
wood, good condition $20
(863)983-6621
CARRIAGE/STROLLER High
chair & toys also. $100/all,
will sell separately.
863-763-0888 after 3pm .,
OCEAN WONDERS AQUARI-
UM- asking $20, excellent
condition (863)467-0826
OCEAN WONDERS MOBILE-
Fisher Price, with remote
$25 (863)467-0826
PLAYPEN, Excellent condi-
tion. Paid $50. Now $25.
Firm (863)467-0436.


BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING,
Size 12 Mostly name brand
$40. Wili o'ej iae
(863)357-0391
GIRLS PANTS, Sizes 4 & 5, 5
pairs, from New York Style.
$25 for all or wil separate.
(863)697-6129
HOMECOMING DRESS, Size
3-4, black & white. $7,8
(863)675-3659
HOMECOMING DRESS, Size
3-4, navy blue. $50
(863)675-3659


AVON BOTTLES- 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $75. for all
(863)467-5052.
PENDULUM CLOCK, Like new,,
$100 (863)634-7359
STAMP ALBUM, 22k gold
replicas of United States
stamps, each are 1st issued.
$500 (863)763-8146
SWORDS, KNIVES, DAGGER
& more, approx 71 items,
3/4 new in box. $225. for all.
Or best offer 863-467-5052
TRAIN SET, LGB 100th Anni-
versary, '83 & '84 cars, exc.
cond., boxes, track & extras.
$950 neg. (863)763-0266



COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
DELL, with printer, 1 year old,
works good, $300
(863)634-1331
Epson Stylus Photo, brand
new in the box, $90.
(863)763-0583 -
SEMPRON 3000+ new/reser-
viced, 512 mem, 40gb.hd,
burner, loaded w/prgms.,
w/guar. $339.863-763-4376


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


ARMOIRE/ENT. CENTER, Very
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) Twiit Complete, Off
White w/2 Mirrored Dresser,
High Boy Dresser & 2-End ta-,
bles. $1000. (863)517-1942
BOX SPRINGS & MATTRESS-
Good condition. $1.00.
(863)357-0023
BUFFET & HUTCH- dark pine,
$300 (863)763-0215
CHROME & GLASS D/R TBL.
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
$50. 863-675-1553
COUCH &"2 CHAIRS, IVORY,
Egyptian cotton w/cherry
wood trim, exc. cond., $500
or best offer. (863)763-0583
COUCH' & LOVESEAT bam-
boo, no tears in material,
faded from sun, $50.
(863)357-6113
COUCH- 2pc w/table in mid-
dle, light pastel colors, good
condition $100 or best offer
(863)467-5680
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile!
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DR, '35 Broyhill table, 6 chairs,
bufet & small cabinet, carved
dll-liufi'Q a 3 )goud uond,
1.800 urm (i611'24-5812
DR TABLE- Broyh.ll, w/2
Capts. chairs, 2 reg chairs, 1
beni:h 2 i1jiS d3rk pine
$501 3t863) 763-0r215
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Dark oak, fits.up to 65" TV,
adjustable, glass doors, glass
shelves, $275 (561)914-6746
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM,
4'tx5'w, w/built in speakers,
al.ies, doors, $100.
16'3ji447-6520
FUTON MATTRESS- Deluxe
6". wih ,u-ver Like new.
I50 186:3763i6369
FUTON SOFA. BED, .w/thick. in-
ner spring mattress, almost
new, pd $390, sell $200.
- (336)342-0221 Aqua Isles
KITCHENSET- 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
TRIPLE DRESSER- 54"x 18"
With attached mirror. Hard
rock maple wood. Good.
cond. $150. (863)763-2458
TWIN BEDS, 2, Maple, Com-
plete. Good condition. $75.
(863)467-4124
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
(863)467-8681
Wicker Furniture, Loveseat, 2
chrs., w/cushions, 3 tables,
in Aqua Isles, $100.
(336)342-0221


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 .
$675.863-467-1958
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $700. 357-5754



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


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


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371


HOVEROUND SCOOTER-
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299 '
MOTORIZED CHAIR Golden
Alante, new batteries, exc.
cond. $850. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.


Calf Chute, Powder River.
makes into a table, new fir.,
new paint, $550.
(863)697-9704
DEER FEEDER- Sweeney,
holds 200 Ibs of feed, elec
timer w/battery, good cond.
$225 (863)763-5110.
DRUMS (10) 55 gal., for Burn-
ing (10) "'5 Qii ; iii 55 gal.
Plastic, 'Watier Tigni Drums.
$150 will s-p i863Ji 3-5062
MOBILE HOME STEPS- 2, fi-
berglass, 5 :.',eps i'in rails.
$250. Will separate.
(863)697-2704 .
STEEL SHELVES (15), Used,
heavy metal, assorted sizes.
$900 for all or will separate.
(863)763-5062
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300.
863-634-5888
WALKIE-TALKIE (2) Contrac-
tor grade, Motorola XTN se-
ries, $200 (863)763-4961.
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BASS GUITAR: FENDER JAZZ,
Marcus Miller w/hard case.
Like .new. 0 $725.
.. (863)357-7406
CLEVELAND KING 613 ALTO
SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918 :
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
.CABINET- 77"T 42 W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or,
bestoffer(561)633-1371
DBL KEYBOARD ORGAN- ask-
ing $50 863)635-4455
Organ, Hammond Model 134.
Composer erieli w.'encn
& insirucion books, $1130.
-18b31357-0465
PIANO- older upright, bench,
beautiful finish, plays-well,-
$550, You move & tune
(863) 357-0455
PIANO- Wurlitzer, full size,
asking $300 (863)635-4455
,YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200. (863)471-2256


BOSTON TERRIER- AKC with
papers. Male, 9-10 wks old.
$350. (863)214-1286
COCKER SPANIEL- Full blood-
ed, 2 yrs old, Very friendly,
Good with children. House
dog. $1000. (863)634-5473
DOG CRATE, Midwest, galva-
nized, 36"lx19"wx22"h, $30.
(863)763-4098
DOG HOUSE- medium size,
portable, almost new, flexible
plastic door, $25
(863)983-8646
FISH TANK 55 gallon, great
buy. $75. (863)357-6930
GERM SHEPHERD PUPS- 8
wks old, $200
(239)246-6739
GOATS 1 Nubian female, 1
pygmy female. $80/both, will
sell separate. 239-465-1393
HAMSTER BABIES & 1 Adult
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
PIGEONS: (5 PAIR) $75
(863)675-4981 LaBelle Area
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
23 yrs old, good beginner or
kids horse, no bad habits,
$1500 (863)763-1504



BATHTUB, brand new, porce-
lain, stainless steel, still in
box, $175 or best offer.
(863)357-2271/261-4633


i -lNo ice


ENGINE- Briggs & Stratton
12.5HP, elec start, asking
$250. Like New
(863)467-0363
ENGINE- Craftsman, 9hp Hori-
zontal shaft, asking $150
(863)467-0363
HYDROSTATIC MOWER 36"
walk behind w/Velke instant
reverse w/tracking. Runs
great. $1200. 954-581-8328
JOHN DEERE 110 TRACTOR
'65, original running strong,
Kohler motor, a true classic
for show. $800.227-6066
JOHN DEERE LAWN TRAC-
TOR Hydrostatic 48" liquid
cooled. Kawasaki eng., new
batt. $1200.954-581-8328
RIDING LAWN MOWER, Mas-
ter Cut, 12hp, 32" cut, $150.
(863)763-4149 or
561)758-4337


COMPOUND BOW, Black
Bear-Cobra, 50 lb. draw,
with arrows, $35.
(863)763-4098
KNEEBOARD Hydroslide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136
PAINT BALL GUN Tippman A5
w/Ricochet hopper, Tippman
pro-lite, mask, tanks, pods &
more. $200 (863)261-2265


-U
CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w
each, box, 1800w amp,
more. $650 (239)503-5020
SUB WOOFERS- 10", Mounted
in a box for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.
(863)697-3008
SURROUND SOUND, with
amp box, like new, $50
(863)634-7359


FLAT SCREEN Sony 36"
wega FD Trinitron TV, asking
$1000..(772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
TV, COLOR, 27" JVC, only 1
year old. Paid $400 Asking
$185. (863)532-9355


GENERATORS (2) 4000 Te-
cumseh & 3500 Nokita. Both
work great. $500/both, will
sep. 863-447-6054 Iv. msg.
HILTI 1"ROTATING Chipping
hammer/drill. Original cost
$1800, asking $4-5.0.
863-467-1958
JOINTER/PLANEB- Crafts-.
man, never used 641/8",
$200 (863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell


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


ENCLOSED TRAILER, used,
7x10 or 8x12 with loading
ramp. 863-675-5825.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

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



BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1250.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1300,'
child gentle, easy keeper
(863)983-8646
FILLY- lyo, Belgian Cross.
sorrel, $600 o10 a good nome
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beauty. $1800.
(863)509-3446 8
HORSE TRAILEB;.Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1250 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082
Mare Quarter horse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1450. Will
sell separate.
(863)447-5985
QUARTERHORSE MARE 6
yrs., needs exp. rider, $3500
or best offer. Need to sell!
Great bloodlines863-634-7065
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $800. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
REG BREEDING STOCK PAINT
MARE- 2002, exc perfor-
mance bloodlines, $2500
(863)801-9188
SORRELLQUARTER HORSE
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



CHIPPER/SHREDDER, older
but in good condition, $75 or
best offer. (239)634-4040
LaBelle, leave message


NICE 2,000 S.F. Exec. Office
space avail. Nov.1. 107 S.W.
17th St. Suite B. (1) space
avail. Yr. Lease+, call for info,
863-634-3040/863-467-9608


ROTOTILLER, Craftsman II,
5hp, Briggs, rear tine, 17",
very good condition. $300
(239)634-4040 LaBelle


DAIRY GOAT DOES, Nubian,
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
TACK PONY SADDLE- $50,
halters $5. misc bridles $10
(305)807-2500


Rentals



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



OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
28R,'iBA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. 1863)634-3313
OKEE. Furnished. Eticiency
$800 mo. Ulilities included.
ist Lasil & Sec Non Smoking
Envirormenl 18631801-4944
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR. 28A 2
Story Villa w/privacy fence.
$1050. mo + Sec. dep.
863-763-2416 or 447-0925
OKEECHOBEE- Remodeled
Duplev 2br. iba, w/3rd pos
BR, Laundry RmTI, DW,
$850/mo 1st, last & sec
(863)532-0099
SW AREA, Lg. Studio Util.
incld. gar. No pets. Annual
Lease. Ref. req. $675. mo
+ $500. dep 863-634-4897
Villa, 2br/2ba, $850 rrio, Is
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env., no pets, lawn maint., 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750


BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for.$1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
IMMACULATE KINGS BAY
2/2 home to lease. Spotless
kitch, W/D, Ig. screen pch.,
ammenities, $1200/mo. Call
Scott McVay 615-613-3090
-KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, tennis,
$1000/mo (863)697-3008
LAKE ACCESS-TAYLOR
CREEK 3BR/2BA, 2100
S.F., w/dock, $1375/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #
OKEECHOBEE: 3 BR, 1 BA in
Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood. Yellow house, Com-
pletely remodeled. on corner
of 36th & 28th, Hugeyard.
Pets ok. $895 mo+ $895
-Available Rent To Own-
View pictures.@ .
www.lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
Dooi. $1600 rod. + 1st &
ai (561)262-9191
RENT TO OWN:
Basswood 3 BR. 2 BA
Bruised Credit O.ay. $3000
down $1300 mo wth $200
going toward
down payment.
Call 863-467-0128
TAYLOR CREEK 2BR/1BA
1200 S.F., Lake access
w/dock. $1,000/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #


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BHR 2/2 & 3/2 Doublewide
Start at $650/mo. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031


Professional Building: North
East Section of city limits.
1916 sq ft, 4/2 private offices,
conference room area, C/A/H.
Excellent terms.
Contact Robin 863.763.5593
orWalpole@earthlink.net


Okee, 4BR/1BA, w/back
screened porch, fenced yard,
$100 weekly + 1/2 utilities.
(863)261-3991.

Real Estate



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



BASSWOOD- PRICE RE-
DUCED! FSBO, New, 04',
2/2/2 maple cabinets, walk
in closets, hurricane shut-
ters, other upgrades, lot
124v125 100% fin jail
$165 000 l239989-5063
ney lay@Syanoo Corm
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Ready to move in!
Spacious 32 w'13ke 'acess
Owner rinaric ing avail
V185.000 |863>634-5236
CLEWISTON, 3 2 CBS CA, H,
1 5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
nroe Buil 2001 $249K,
S863 983-8114
NEW HOME On Your Lot; 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495
NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, all appl's.
$185K. For info 863-610-0973
TREASURE ISLAND. Reduced
Li'e ai ,: e.ss 3Dr, 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.'
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immned. $209,000
772-.97.6158 .954-8(1.-6150


1/2 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.
WATERFRONT-1 ACRE ON
Suwanee River. Gated, fly-
in Ccimrrimuriniy 13r mil. S
l LiveOah Beiulul, a
peacelul sen.iri i.i10 or
rrade ijr equ iiVaiue W'F
property in Okee or Glades
Cty. 863-357-1609

WEST TENNESSEE:
Carol County. 16+ acres.
Small white vinyl, red roof &
shutters. 3 Bedroom, Living
Rm., Kitchen, Remodeled
Bath, Laundry Rm. Front
porch w/ swing. Back door
patio. Central Heat & Air.
Shop & Tractor Shed.
Paved Drive. Road frontage.
Gently Rolling Pasture -
8 mls. from town & hospital.
110 miles from Nashville &
140 from Memphis.
$245,000. (731)986-3795


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OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
SEASONAL: Just bring your
toothbrush! .1 BR, 1 BA, Com-
pletely furnished. All utilities
paid. Really Nice! No pets.
$1000. mo + 1st, last, sec.
dep. & ref's. (863)763-8872



MUST 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
863-357-1784/239-821-8787

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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehies/ATV 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
BASS MASTER, 10'; w/trolling
motor, fish.finder, live wells
lights, Must Sell' $500 or
bestoffer. (863)467-4004
Bayliner Capri, '87, 14 ft.,
Oalv trir., 50hp Force mtr.,
all safety equip., many ex-
tras, $1950. (863)357-4442
BOAT, 16ft., aluminum, with
Ruling motor, trailer. 60np
Mercury OuluOard $2200
t86361;B.3818
BOWRIDER 15' 72, hull only,
needs mtr., on trlr." Fair con-
dition. $600 or best offer.
863-697-8243
CRISCRAFT '84- 15ft, with
trailer, Chrysler motor, needs
work $500 or best offer
(863)467-4994
FIBERGLASS BOAT, 17ft., w/
70hp Johnson & trailer,
needs some work. $500 or
best offer. (863)467-5360
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYS
Garmin GPS II. Hand held or
deck mount. $75.
(863)675-6973
JON BOAT, 11/2 Ft. $175. or
Sbc: iffer (863)532-9355
MARATHON 1985. Cabin
Cruier, 21 FI, 190 hp. Merc.
$2500 neg. Moore Haven
863-946-1856/248-935-3837,
PONTOON BOAT, 18ft, Lowe,
50hp Evinrude engine, good
shape, $2500
(863)763-5154
SEA KAYAK- Touring Style.
Top Brand Name. Good con-
dition. $500 (863)357-7406


CAMPER- '99, Needs Work
$1000. (863)634-7780
DODGE SPORT 3/4 TON, '99
fully equip. truck, 5th whl.
'90 Nomad trl., great shape,
$15,000.863-467-0602.
GMC BOUNDER 1987, 32 Ft.,
Loaded. Needs work. $1000.
(361)441-70.27
TRUCK TOPPER- For short
bed full size P/U Good condi-
tion $275. (863)824-0505



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


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









Okeechobee News, Friday, October 20, 2006


BOAT LADDER- Removable
Aluminum Seawall. Very
Good condition. $50.
(863)763-2458


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
(863)634-3797



ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Stainless steel dump bed,
$175 (863)357-5754
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
(863)673-4405
YAMAHA TIMBERWOLF- 250,
2x4, 1996, red, front & rear
racks, runs great, $1300
(863)357-2988
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds


FOUR WINDS '96, 36' with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bidg. Included. In Palm Dale,
FL. $8,000. (419)747-2923
TRAVEL TRAILER, '88
Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $2500.
(352)302-6868
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
after 2pm



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



BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-
only made 1 year, $1500 or
best offer (863)261-4517
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '93,
Runs great, cold a/c, very
good condition. $5000 or
best offer. (863)697-3919
CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
CHEVY MALIBU 1998, 77K
mIs. Good condition. Asking
$2,200. (863)675-1446
DODGE AVENGER '99, Sport,
V6-auto, all pwr, cd player,
c/c, cold a/c, runs great, new
tires. $3500 (863)467-7076
EAGLE TALON, '91, brand new
alt., turbo charge & clutch,
blown head, new tires $1000
or best offer. (863)801-6081
Ford Mustang '94, sporty, tint-
ed win., stereo, a/c, fast car,
great on gas, stick, $2500. or
best offer. (863)983-7211
FORD TAURUS GL '90, runs,
high mileage, pw's don't
work, needs front right tire.
$200. (863)357-6930
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427 "
FORD TEMPO '92 cold a/c,
good mpg, $1K or best offer.
863-697-8243
FORD THUNDERBIRD '93,
Baby blue, 2 door, a/c,
am/fm, runs good, $1000 or
best offer. (863)673-9081
GRAND PRIX '95- blue, 2dr,
ac, cd player $1800 or best
offer(863)697-1055
INFINITY Q-45 '91- new tires,
cold ac, runs good, ext.
good, needs seat cover 122K,
$2000 (863)467-0890


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KIA SOPHIA '01 4 dr, good
cond. $2450.863-675-4867
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1800
(863)675-7105
MERC GRAND MARQUIS '94-
good cond In/out, cold ac,
new tires, $1800
(863)673-6819
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $1500 or
best offer. 863-763-7458 or
863-261-5040



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


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


CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. 863-634-5888
ENGINE & TRANS 2.5 L, & 5
sp., for a '92 S-10. Exc.
cond., many new parts,
$500 for all. (863)763-2389
FACTORY RIMS- For Dodge
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $200.
or best offer. (863)697-9117
FORD BRONCO '79 complete
vehicle minus transfer case.
9" front/rear end, straight ax-
le. $600 Neg. 863-447-6871
FORD BRONCO '91 for parts,
running mtr., have trans., ex-
tra running gear. $500/all.
561-722-5289
FORD BRONCO II '88- good
body, needs head, manifold
gaskets, rebuilt trans, $500
or best offer (863)467-4994
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.
(863)697-1810 ,
SUB WOOFERS- 10", Mounted
in a box for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.
(863)697-3008
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100. 863-517-2077


TIRES/RIMS (4) mud grip,
36" tall, 80% tread, $400.
561-722-5289
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan In color, $700 or
best offer. (863)697-9117
TRANSMISSION Auto, for
'97 V6 Chevy S10, $400.
(863)783-2389.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


CHEVY 3/4 TON '95- ext cab,
4x4, $2000 or best offer
(863)697-1055
CHEVY PICKUP, '84, 1/2 ton,
4x4, parts or whole, $650.
(561)644-4840 Fort Drum
CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 '88,
1 owner, cold a/c, $2500
(863)610-0732
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
863-357-1784/239-821-8787
FORD F350 '86- 4dr dually,
diesel, needs work, $750
(863)673-0951
FORD 350 DUALLY DIESEL
'89- 4dr, runs excellent, cold
air, new alternator, $3500 or
best offer (561)951-8767
FORD F150 XLT- '03, Reg.
cab, Auto. V-6, Loaded, 57K
ml., 4 new tires. All pwr, Tow
pck. $10,000. (863)467-6079
FORD RANGER 2005 Ext. Cab
w/Camper Top. 5K miles.
Excellent condition. $12,200.
(863)675-1446
FORD RANGER XLT- '92, 4
cyl, standard, Cold A/C,
$1400. Neg, 863-763-4149
or561-758-4337 ,
GMC SIERRA GRANDE, '77,
brand new tires, needs minor
work, runs, $300.
(863)697-0878


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



HYUNDAI SANTA FE- '05,
7500 mi., Liked new conditi-
ton. $16,900.
(863)467-0658
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LEGAL NOTICE
Personal property stored In unit #'s 6,
51, 53 & 23, 7, 20, 1, 41, 46, 10,
15, 36 by Tammy Chapman, Henry
Courson, Yvonne Demaret, Ramlro
Garcia, Debra Goforth, Charles R.
Hawes, Dee Lenard, Charles E.
Lowe Jr., Crystal Prescott, Bobbi
Royster, Margaret Ann Smith will be
auctioned to the highest bidder 9:00
am 10/29/06 at East Storage 1350
NE 70th Ave Okeechobee, FL
34974
168556 ON 10/13,20, 27/06












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HAULMARK '05 Utility Trailer,
enclosed. 8x20. Like brand
new cond. $6K.
863-634-6337 eves. Mike
HOMEMADE TRAILERS (2),
7X16 & 6X7. Need tires.
$550/both or best offer.
863-447-6054 Iv.msg.
TOW DOLLY- with all acces-
sories Including elec brake,
$750 (863)674-1662
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8,
open flatbed, tilt, For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers.
$585. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER- home
made, triple axle, heavy duty,
pull behind trailer, $900 or
best 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.
(863)674-9907


Public Notices

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2006-CA-266
BANK OF AMERICA, FKA BARNETT BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff
vs.
HENRY OLIN DEAN JR., et.al.,
Defendant.
NOTICEOF ACTION
TO: HENRY OLIN DEAN JR.; MAYBELL DEAN,
Last known address: 3262 NW 12th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34972
If alive, and If dead, all parties claiming Interest by, through, under or against HENRY
OLIN DEAN JR.; MA ELL DEAN and all parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED thatan action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following de-
scribed property:
Commence at the Northeast Corner of Tract 63, Whisperingines, according to the
Plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 25, public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida and ran South along the East Boundary of said Tract 63 a distance
of 419 feet to the PRO.B. thence continues South along the East boundary of said
Tract 63 for a distance of 207.60 feet in the Southeast Comer of said Tract 63,
thence North 44'49'29" West a distance of 141.80 feet to a point thence North a
distance of 150.45 feet to a point thence North 8959'50" East a distance of 100
feet to the RO.B. being also described as Lots 1, 2, and 3 of Triangle Park, an un-
recorded subdivision of Tract 63, Whispering Pines, Okeechobee County, Florida.
PARCEL III
Commencing at a point 50 feet south of the Northeast comer of Tract 63 Whispering
Pines, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and bear South 895950 West along the
South boundary of 115 feet to a point thence bear south along a line parallel to
the east boundary of said tract 63, a distance of 250.0 feet to the PO.B. thence
continue South and Parallel to the east boundary of said Tract 63 for a distance of
50 feet thence run South 89'59'50 West parallel to the South Boundary of said
Pine Avenue a distance of 100 feet; thence run North Parallel to the East boundary
of said Tract 63 a distance of 50 feet; thence run North 89'59'50" East a distance
of .100.00 feet to the PO.B, ALSO BEING DESCRIBED as Lot 16 TRIANGLE
PARK, an unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, WHISPERING PINES.
AND
From a point 50 feet South of the Northeast Corner of Lot 63, WHISPERING PINES,
According to the Plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 25, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, run West along the South Boundary of Pine Avenue
as extended In O.R. Book 101, Page 853, a distance of 115 feet to a point on the
West boundary of a roadway; thence run South along the West boundary of said
roadway and parallel to'the East Boundary of thence run West and parallel to the
South Boundary of Pine Avenue Southerly Boundary of said Lot 63 a distance of
138.67 feet run North along the West boundary of said roadway a distance of
144.35 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO DESCRIBED on Into 11 and 10 of
TRIANGLE PARK, an unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, WHISPERING PINES,
Okeechabee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, f any, to It, on Susan Yeong J. Kan, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 2901 Slding Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florlda 33312 either on
or before November 3,2006.
and file the original with the Cldrk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the complaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 2nd day of October, 2006.
.SHARONROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/Christle Chapman
As Deputy Clerk
168146ON 10/13,20/06 As Deputy.

NOTICE OF MEETING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
LICENSING BOARD
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Ucensin 6,: ,, r,,:i..r u.'
meeting on Tuesday; November 7th, 2006 @ 3:30. Tr.: ,uri, ,7".:hr ill r
held at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more infor-
maton, contact Vickie Trier at the Planning and Development Department, 499
N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any dealsion by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department.
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing oard
168436 ON 10/20,29/06

READIrNG A NEWSPAPER ...


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


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


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CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
The Okeechobee County School Board will meet in Executive Session on Wednes-
day, October 25, 2006, at 8:30 a.m. in the office of the Superintendent, 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The meeting is between the Board, their attorney and
negotiator in preparation for contract negotiations with teacher and classified em-
ployee bargaining units.
At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, the School Board will enter contract
negotiations with the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604. The ne-
gotiating sessions are open to the pubic and will be held in Room 303 of the
School Board Administration Building at 700 SW. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
170155 ON 10/20/06


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Community Events


Local ABWA chapter will meet
ABWA, Women ofTomorrox TChapter, will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at
noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S'. Parrott Ave., for'theiffall'
enrollment. The guest' speaker will be Cathy Barbdr, who will speak on
behavior modification. All businesswomen are encouraged to join. For
information, contactABWA 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.

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 demonstration on
dry and heat embossing. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist you with
your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refreshments will be served
and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which you
are currently working with. For information, call Carolyn at (863) 634-
1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

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, pop-
corn and snow cones. Come dressed up as your favorite character
(nothing scary). There will be no transportation provided. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1503.

Church plans Hallelujah Party
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will be hosting a Hal-
lelujah 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 origi-
nal and most beautiful costumes. Refreshments will be served. For
information, call (863) 763-3727.

Churches sponsor Fall Fest
First Baptist Church, More 2 Life and Oakview Baptist Church will
be sponsoring Fall Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Flagler Park parks 5 and
6, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be games and candy for children
in a safe environment.


Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organiza-
'tions to join us-in making this a safe Halloween. Okeech6bee Main
Street in conjunction with the Ok'eechobee County Sheriff's Office,
Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber
of Commerce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-
treating. The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in
the park downtown and it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a
booth, prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 357-6246.

Board plans brown-bag lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition advisory board will
meet Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. from 11:3.0 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) 462-0040.

ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking prepaid orders
for our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-brass Christ-
mas ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1. The ornament
includes a numbered certificate and historical information. The cost
of the ornaments is $15 and proceeds will fund the ORE scholarship.
To place an order call: Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton at
(863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at
(863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 3, in the board room at the Okeechobee County School Adminis-
tration building, 700 S.W Second Ave. This forum provides a mecha-
nism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the
collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invit-
ed. For information call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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

SFWMD to host meeting about river
The Kissimmee River/Upper Basin Stakeholder Outreach meeting
will be held at the South Florida Water Management District's Okee-
chobee Service Center, 205 N. Parrott Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 4, from
10 a.m. until noon. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the
general public to meet with South Florida Water Management District
and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials. Top-
ics of discussion include the status of the Kissimmee River restoration,
land management activities, recreational activities and user group
interactions. Those who use the Kissimmee River and upper basin are
encouraged to attend to provide feedback and discussion. For infor-
mation, call Jeff McLemore at (863) 462-5260 ,ext. 3022

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

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


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

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

Group's training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition outreach and training
committee will meet Monday, Nov. 6, at 1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 9
until 10 a.m. All interested persons are invited. For information call Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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

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

Coalition committee meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
resources/assessment committee will meet Monday, Nov. 13, at 1600
S.W. Second Ave. from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All interested per-
sons are invited. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. For information
call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
Nov. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave.,
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be served. For information,
call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.





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INVITATION TO BID
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JAIL RESTORATION
OKEECOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 6-20
Notice Is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to s.287.055,
F.S., hereby requests proposals from qualified firms to provide General Contractor
Services for back repair, waterproofing of brick surfaces, sealant replacement, re-
painting steel intels, window and door frames and waterproofing underground
masonry walls.
Sealed Bids will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers until 3:00 p.m. on November 10, 2006 at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, Room 106, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. They will be
publicly opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any bids re-
ceived after the time specified will not be accepted.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
ings, Specifications and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at or obtained from:
Okeechobee County Capital Improvements
Donnle Oden, CIP Manager
499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-1811
Any questions pertaining to the proj ecifications or scope of work will be ad-
dressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements Department in writing
no laterthan ten (10) days prior to bid of project, which Is October 31, 2006.
Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Specifications for a
non-retundable deposit of Fity Dollars ($50.00). The Bidder's deposit shall be a
check made payable to "Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners'.
No partial sets of Drawings and Specifications will be issued. Bidders may pick
up Plans and Specifications from the office of the Okeechobee County Capital Im-
provements or Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of ven-
dor's check and express mall account number.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid
Bond, or Certified Check, made payable to "Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners', in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total Bid
,Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute the
contract and fle acceptable performance and payment surety bonds equal to
100% of the contract price within fifteen (15) days after written notice of the
award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90)
days after the date set for opening ofthe bids.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids,
accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make
modifications to the work after bidding, and waive any informalities in the Bids if
they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide
additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects con-
structed within the past five (5) years, client references and, an audited or certi-
fied financial statement, or other financial references deemed appropriate to
Contract Award.
Bidders will confine their bids to the project In its entirety. Partial bids will not be ac-
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, October 20, 2006


12 OTHER AREA NEWS


Glades general election is nearing


Submitted photo/GCSO
These home grown plants were seized and were ready for
harvest that would yield approximately 1 to 2 pounds of high
quality marijuana.


GC SO busts another


marijuana grow house


MOORE HAVEN Marijuana
plants and other equipment were
seized recently from a suspected
marijuana grow house in Port
LaBelle and one man was arrest-
ed, said Glades County Sheriff Stu-
art Whiddon.
The Sunday, Oct. 8, raid netted
32, 5- to 6-foot tall plants as well
as air conditioning units, fertilizers
and various lights and cultivation
equipment.
Detective Harris Said Jose Abel
Marquez, 35, was renting the
home for what appeared to be the
sole purpose of growing marijua-
na. Marquez was charged with
trafficking and cultivation of mari-
juana, and possession of a
firearm while in the commission
of a felony.
He was booked into the
Glades County Jail under a bond
of $150,000.
According to Detective Steve


Harris of the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office (GCSO), the plants that
were seized at the house were
ready for har-
vest and would
yield approxi-
mately 1 to 2
pounds of high
quality, hydro-
ponic marijua-
na. The street
value of the pot
was estimated
to be $4,000 Jose
per pound. Marquez
This is the
third indoor marijuana grow
operation that has been discov-
ered in Glades County within the
last six months.
Sheriff Whiddon encourages
the citizens of Glades County to
contact his office at (863)946-
1600, for any tips or information.
All information will be kept con-
fidential.


Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the Semi-
nole Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Elmer Fellers, 71, Buckhead
Ridge, was arrested Oct. 1 by
Deputy Sergeant Dewayne
McQuaid on a charge of aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly weapon.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Deanna Mitchell, 38, Moore
Haven, was arrested Oct. 3 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on a
felony charge of possession of a
controlled substance without a
prescription, and misdemeanor
charges of possession of marijua-


na under 20 grams and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Her
bond was set at $3,500.
Alberto Tapia-Morales, 24,
Moore Haven, was arrested Oct. 7
by FHP Trooper Burtcher on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $1,000.
Jose Marquez, 35, LaBelle,
was arrested Oct. 8 by Detective
Steve Harris on charges of pro-
ducing marijuana, -trafficking in
marijuana in excess of 25 pounds
or 300 plants and drug traffic -
rent structure or conveyance. His
bond was set at $150,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed..


Glades County Roundup


Pumpkin Patch
is open now
Join the fun at the Second
Annual Pumpkin Patch in Moore
Haven.
Sponsored by the First United
Methodist Church, our Fall Festivi-
ties will run through Oct. 31. We.
will be open daily from 10 am until
6 p.m. Located at the Glades Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce grounds
on Hwy 27. This is a Christian out-
reach program for everyone. Activi-
ties will include hayrides between 4
p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and
Sunday, children's story time and
photo opportunities while playing
in the Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins,
Indian corn, and gourds will be for
sale. For more information or to
make arrangements for small
groups for children's story time,
call (863) 946-1743 or (863) 227-
2690.

Public can meet
with SFWMD
On Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10
a.m. until noon, at the South Flori-
da Water Management District's
Okeechobee Service Center locat-
ed at 205 N. Parrott Ave, Suite 201
(Bank of America building, 2nd
floor), The Kissimmee River/Upper
Basin Stakeholders Outreach meet-
ing will provide an opportunity for
the general public to meet with
South Florida Water Management
District and Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission offi-:
cials. Topics of discussion include
the status of the Kissimmee River
restoration, land management
activities; recreational activities and
user group interactions. Those
who use the Kissimmee River and
Upper Basin are encouraged to
attend to provide feedback and dis-
cussion.
If you have any questions please
contact Jeff McLemore at (863)
462-5260 x 3022 or (800)-432-2045
x3022.
Want a job in
Construction?
Take advantage of a job train-
ing opportunity provided by the


Education Center of Southwest
Florida, Inc. (ECSWF) for con-
struction trades ranging from
carpentry and plastic pipe to
blue prints and masonry. Classes
begin in October and space is
limited. Flyers and applications
are available at the Glades Coun-
ty Economic Development
Council (EDC) Office in the
Doyle Conner Building in Moore
Haven or the ECSWF office in
LaBelle. Applications can be
faxed to the EDC at (863) 946-
0777 or directly to the Education
Center at 863-675-6800. For
more information,, contact
Sonny Hughes, (863) 675-6800.
Fla. Native Plant
Society to meet
The Florida Native Plant Soci-
ety meeting will be held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center at
4509 George Boulevard in
Sebring in conference room
number three. For more infor-
mation, call Roy Stewart at:
(863) 632-0914.
Elections poll
workers needed
If you are interested in serv-
ing your community, your neigh-
borhood, and your fellow Amer-
icans...How about becoming a
poll worker in the upcoming
elections. The General Election
is Nov. 7. There are 13 Precinct
Polling Places in Glades County.
In order to serve as a pollworker,
you must first attend a poll
worker's training class held
before the election at the court-
house. You must be able to read
and write the English language
and you must be registered to
vote in Glades County. You must
be at the Precinct Polling Place
by 6 a.m. and you must stay
there until after the polls close at
7 p.m. If you are interested, and
want to know more, please call
Holly Whiddon at the Supervisor
of Elections office at (863) 946-
6005.


By Nicole Cuny
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY With the
general elections fast approaching,
candidates are making their voices
known throughout Glades County.
Now is a good time to review the
names to be featured on the ballot.
There are 18 offices up for elec-
tion and six proposed amend-
ments on the 2006 general elec-
tion ballot.
In the only local race, Republi-
can Donna Storter Long and
Democrat Alvin Ward are the can-
didates running for Glades County
Commissioner District 2.
Sixcandidates are running for
United States Senator. Katherine
Harris is the only Republican run-
ning; Bill Nelson is also the only
Democratic member running.
Floyd Ray Frazier, Belinda Noah,
Brian Moore, and Roy Tanner are
also. running for U.S. Senator;
however, they are not affiliated
with any party (NPA).
In the running for Florida's


Representative in Congress Dis-
trict 16, there are three candi-
dates: Republican Joe Negron
(whose place on the ballot will
still refer to Mark Foley, who
recently resigned from the race),
Democrat Tim Mahoney, and
NPA Emmie Ross.
Running governor are six can-
didates. Each candidate has cho-
sen a lieutenant governor should
they win. The candidates are:
Republican Charlie Crist with Jeff
Kottkamp; Democrat Jim Davis
with Daryl L. Jones; Republican
Max Linn with Tom Macklin; NPA
Richard Paul Dembinsky with Dr.
Joe Smith; NPA John Wayne Smith
with James J. Kearney; and, NPA
Karl C.C. Behm with Carol Castag-
nero.
In the race for Attorney Gener-
al, candidates are Republican Bill
McCollum and Democrat Walter
"Skip" Campbell.
. In the race for the position of
Chief Financial Officer are Republi-
can Tom Lee and Democrat Alex
Sink.


Standing room only at


Glades county meeting


By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN-Approxi-
mately 105 residents of Glades
County attended the county com-
mission meeting last Tuesday
morning. There was standing
room only for the public hearing on
the issue of solid waste disposal.
The hearing for public input
was early in the agenda and lasted
about one and a half hours. Fore-
most under discussion was Waste
Management's 100 percent
increase in garbage removal fees
implemented late this summer.
Many Buckhead Ridge residents
were on hand to voice surprise at
the large increases and questioned
why it had been done all at once
instead of in gradual increments.
The residents said that they, like
many other county citizens rely on
fixed incomes.
Spokesmen from three compet-
itive waste removal companies
were present to publicly answer
questions, explain their operations.
and pose their own questions to

County may

keep ATVs off

public roads

By Ideybis Gonzlez
Special to Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON The Hendry
County Board of Commissioners
considered a measure at its Oct.
10 meeting to restrict the use of
ATVs on public roads and high-
ways, limiting their use to private
property.
Commissioners seemed to be
concerned- with a recent statute
adopted by Florida which does
give permission to ATV users to
drive on some roadways, with
restrictions.
The Legislature enacted Flori-
da Statue 316.2123 this year that
allows motorized dirt bikes and
all-terrain vehicles to be operat-
ed during the daytime by
licensed drivers on unpaved
roadways where the posted
speed limit is less than 35 miles
per hour.
According to the' county com-
missioners, though, permitting
.the use of ATVs on its unpaved
roads would be unsafe, and
could lead to accidents or
rollovers that can cause serious
injuries or even death, .
In addition the board also dis-
cussed the serious risks associat-
ed with allowing minors and
children to operate an adult-
sized ATV on a public road.
ATV's are currently defined in
the statute in technical terms as
any motorized off-highway vehi-
cles 50 inches or less in width,
weighing 900 pounds or less,
designed to travel on three or
more low pressure tires, having
a seat designed to be straddled
by the operated with no passen-
ger. That definition also extends
any two-rider ATVs.
In accordance with the law,
Hendry County has the option of
opting out of conforming to the
statute and implementing its
own ordinance to determine the
use of the vehicles locally. The
county is looking at prohibiting
all use of ATVS on county paved
or unpaved roads or streets.
That does not affect residents
who may use the ATVs on pri-
vate property.
Before the final vote on the
ordinance is given, the county
will have to schedule a public
meeting on the issue to give the
community an .opportunity to
comment on the proposed ordi-
nance. The issue is expected to
be discussed at a future meeting
of the board of commissioners.


county officials. Florida Recycling,
Tri-County Waste & Recycling, and
Waste Management were the com-
panies represented.
Richard Pringle, attorney for
the county, gave final comments
on the next step in the process
for selecting one of the respon-
dents. He explained that there is'
no mandatory garbage removal
for the county now and the con-
tract with' Waste Management
has expired.
Mr. Pringle said that a Request
for Proposal (RFP) was necessary
before any contract can be entered
into. By publicly requesting propos-
als from companies, the county
looks at performance standards
and costs they submit. Then after-
wards franchises and ordinances
can be considered in the decision-
making process of a commission.
A public workshop is needed
before decisions are made, accord-
ing to city officials.
A meeting is scheduled for Mon-
day, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. before the
regular meeting begins later that
night at 7 p.m.


For the position of commission-
er of agriculture there are two can-
didates, Republican Charles H.
Bronson and Democrat Eric
Copeland.
Republican Denise Grimsley
and Democrat Zane R. Thomas vie
for the position of State Represen-
tative District 77.
Voters will also choose whether
or not Justice R. Fred Lewis, Jus-
tice Barbara Joan Pariente, and
Justice Peggy A. Quince will be
retained in office as Justices of the
Florida Supreme Court.
On the ballot for voters also is
the decision to keep Judges Darryl
C. Casanueva, Charles A. Davis, Jr.,
Edward C. LaRose, E. J. Salcines,
and Thomas E.; Stringer, Sr. in
. office of the Second District Court
ofAppeal.
Running for Circuit Judge 20th
Judicial Circuit Group 29 are
Miguel C. Fernandez III and Lynne
E. Dailey.
Competing for Circuit Judge
20th Judicial Circuit Group 30 are
Liz Adams and Franklin B. Mann Jr.


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