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Cross-country team
gets first place
The Brahman boys' and girls'
cross-country teams brought
home two first place trophies
Saturday morning after defeat-
ing runners from Sebring, Sebas-
tian River, Bishop Verot of Ft.
Myers and South Fork.
In individual competition,
Brahman cross-country star
Bryan Suarez blew away the
cornpention, finishing in-first
place with a time of 16:21. His
closest, competitor, Conner
Bauer of Sebring finished sec-
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Hurricanes lose
to winless Duke
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) It's
been a season full of low points
for Miami losing to rival Flori-.
da State, being routed at
Louisville and, of course, that
disgracefully violent fight with
Florida International.
But this time the Hurricanes
were on the verge of something
really unthinkable: Losing to
winless Duke.
"Not necessarily Duke in gen-
eral, but a team that's 0-6,"
Miami quarterback Kyle Wright
said. "That would have a huge
negative effect, going out and
losing to. a team that's 0-6, when
there's as many high expecta-
tions as there are around here."
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Florida's sugar industry is shown here: six mills: Belle Glade (two), Pahokee (two), and
two more in Clewiston and South Bay, two refineries: Clewiston and South Bay and two
distribution centers in Lakeland and Sanford.

Farming is about the other Florida


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeech-cobte Ne\\ s
Editor's Note: rhis shory is
last in a series.
Farming is a business and
fully one-third of the land in the
State of Florida is agricultural.
The rich, black soils around Lake
Okeechobee yield vegetables
and sugar, crop after crop and
the sandier soils, particularly of
the Hendry County region, yield
bushels of citrus. Businesses are
supported, to a greater of lesser
degree by various government
programs.
Local sugar producer, United
States Sugar has been headquar-
tered in Clewiston since the
1920s.
"There are 110 countries in
the world that produce sugar.
For the most part, those coun-
tries consume all that they grow.
The United States uses more.
Therefore, in the U.S., we import
sugar from about 40 countries,"
said Judy Sanchez of United
States Sugar Corporation in
Clewiston.
"Government tries to balance
supply and demand, so that the
food supply is never at risk and
the price stays constant."
"Since the sugar farmer must
buy seed or plants and plant and
care for the crop before it is sold,
the government will lend the
farmer the money to plant, tend


and harvest. It is a 9-monol loan
The farmer puts up the crop as
collateral for the loan," she con-
tinued.
"Then when the crop is har-
vested and sold, the farmer pays
back the loan. If the farmer can-
not pay back the loan, he forfeits
his sugar crop to the govern-
ment. If this happens, the
farmer, not the government
must store the sugar until it is
sold and at his own expense.
You don't want that to happen.
It's expensive.
"Some foreign governments
do subsidize their sugar farmers;
the U.S. government does not.
That subsidy keeps the world
price lower than ours."
Jose Alvarez is a recognized
expert on the sugar industry and
its history, semi-retired from the
University of Florida Agricultural
Department, Mr. Alvarez
explains the political/economic
factors that lead to the growth of
the sugar industry in the U.S.
"The U.S. suspended the
Cuban sugar quota as retaliation
for the early policies of the revo-
lutionary government. The tim-
ing could not have been better
for Florida. At that time, the Fed-
eral Government had lifted
domestic acreage controls on
sugarcane. So, growers could
plant additional acreage. Coinci-
dentally also, and very timely, the
sugar technicians and profes-


sionals needed for the expan-
sion of Florida's industry started
arriving from Cuba after that
government confiscated all
sugar mills (American and
Cuban) and they decided (and
some were forced) to leave the
country. The mixing of those
three factors resulted in a suc-
cessful formula and the out-
come can still be seen today," he
said. "Now, the favorable sugar
policies of today have nothing to
do with the history of the Cuban
quota. Governmental controls
(trade and agriculture) have
existed since colonial times and,
yes, they are still in place today.
This to me means that the sugar
lobby has been not only very
powerful but very successful
also." . 'Today we have a
"sweetener policy" not a sugar
policy.' Check how many states
grow sugarcane, sugar beets,
corn and you will. find the
answer to the success of the
sweetener lobby in Washing-
ton."
Jack Roney, chief economist
for the American Sugar Alliance
(ASA), disputed that assertion,
and said in a Sept. 19, 2006 arti-
cle in "Brownfield" an Ag news
magazine, the goal of ASA in the
next farm bill is to preserve the
current U.S. sugar program as-is.
"We think the current system
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Amendment 1 deals with budget


Editor's note: Florida voters
will be asked to decide on six
proposed amendments to the
Florida Constitution in Novem-
ber. Originally eight amend-
ments were proposed. Amend-
ment #2 (which dealt with term
limits) was withdrawn and
Amendment #5 (which pro-
posed a nonpartisan board to
determine voting districts) was
taken off the ballot by the Flori-
da Supreme Court. This series of
articles on the proposed
amendments is designed to
help our readers better under-
stand them before going to the
polls.
The following information
was provided by VoteSmart
Florida. VoteSmartFlorida.org is
a non-profit, non-partisan organ-
ization composed of more than
60 diverse groups including
community organizations, trade
associations, chambers of com-
merce and others. VoteSmart-
Florida.org is an affiliate of the


Florida Chamber of Commerce
and is firmly committed to pro-
viding Florida voters unbiased,
non-partisan factual information
on proposed constitutional
amendments and the process by
which they get on the ballot.
Proposed
Amendment 1
Official Title: State Planning
and Budget Process
Official Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendments to the
State Constitution to limit the
amount of nonrecurring general
revenue which may be appropri-
ated for recurring purposes in
any fiscal year to 3 percent of the
total general revenue funds esti-
mated to be available, unless
otherwise approved by a three-
fifths vote of the Legislature; to
establish a Joint Legislative Bud-
get Commission, which shall
issue long-range financial out-
looks; to -provide for limited


adjustments in the state budget
without the concurrence of the
full Legislature, as provided by
general law; to reduce the num-
ber of times trust funds are auto-
matically terminated; to require
the preparation and biennial
revision of a long-range state
planning document; and to
establish a Government Efficien-
cy Task Force and specify its
duties.
Amendment Type: Legisla-
tive/Joint Resolution, this
amendment was placed on the
ballot by the Florida Legislature
during the 2004 Legislative Ses-
sion. It was required to pass both
the Senate and House by a 60
percent vote to be eligible for the
ballot.
Sponsor
Florida Legislature, (2004
Session) This Amendment was
placed on the ballot via the Leg-
islature. It was required to pass
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I'm not scared!
Reed May, 16 months old, doesn't seem to be scared by
the fact that a witch (Emily Coffey) is hovering next to
him. The two were enjoying the fall festival held at Cen-
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CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) U.S.
retail gas prices were down again
in the last two weeks, shedding
almost 8 cents a gallon, according
to a survey released Sunday.
The national average for self-
serve regular was about $2.20 on
Oct. 20, compared to $2.28 from
two weeks earlier, according to the
Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas sta-


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both the Senate and House by a 60
percentvote.

Arguments
FOR: Today, the Legislative Bud-
get Commission has a variety of
functions regarding appropria-
tions. This amendment would
establish a Joint Budget Commis-
sion and would do what has not
been done before put both the
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tions across the country.
Mid-grade prices averaged
around $2.31, while premium
stood at nearly $2.42.
Gas prices have dropped more
than 82 cents since Aug. 11.
The lowest average cost for a
gallon of self-serve regular, $1.98,
was in Tulsa, Okla., while Honolulu
recorded the highest price, $2.84.


together in one document. In addi-
tion to the annual budget, it will
also require the Commission to
create a long-term financial out-
look.
AGAINST:, Current general law,
which prescribes requirements for
each department and agency of
state government to submit a plan-
ning document and supporting
budget request, is adequate and an
additional task force is not needed.

What Your Vote Means
YES -If approved by voters,
Amendment #1 would establish a


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long-range budget-planning
process, putting both budget and
revenue estimates together in one
document. It would create a Gov-
ernment Efficiency Task Force
(appointed every four years by the
Governor, Senate President and
Speaker of the House) to seek
input from the public, executive
and judicial branches and create a
long-range financial plan.
NO -If Amendment #1 is not
approved by voters, the current
laws as set by Section 19 of Article
III of the State Constitution will
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posed by the Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission and
approved by the voters in 1992.

Financial Impact
There is not a direct financial
impact on state or local govern-
ment.
Note: The Financial Impact Esti-
mating Conference is not required
to adopt and prepare official finan-
cial impact statements to accom-
pany proposed constitutional
amendments which are placed on
the ballot by the Florida Legisla-
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The HFCS industry has expand-
ed rapidly in the last decade and a
half. Domestic shipments of HFCS
have risen from 525,000 short tons
(dry weight basis) in 1975 to over
6.1 million tons in 1990. Use of
HFCS has grown to over 36 percent
of total caloric sweeteners con-
sumed in the U.S. over the same
time period. As HFCS output has
grown, the process has used an
increasing amount of corn. The
demand for corn to produce HFCS
increased more than eightfold
from 1975 to 1989. And in farm
press ads, wet millers have said
that wet milling adds 25 cents to
the price of a bushel of corn.
(USDA)
"Citrus operates in a free mar-
ket," said Ron Hamel, Executive
Vice president of the Gulf Coast
Growers Assn. "Growers are eligi-
ble for few government benefits.
There are programs for emergency
disaster relief, there is crop insur-
ance and benefit from govern-
ment sponsored research.
(According to USDA, insurance fig-
ures for 2005, the total dollar value
of this insurance was roughly $1.1
billion.) There was reimburse-
ment for canker eradication costs.


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But government programs that
benefit citrus are largely depend-
ent upon the willingness of con-
gress to fund them annually."
The U.S. citrus growers, subject
to federal and state laws regarding
employment and environmental
factors like water quality, have to
be increasingly canny to compete
with international producers
whose country's laws may not be
so stringent and whose govern-
ments may choose to give direct
financial assistance to their grow-
ers. For instance, Brazil has now
taken the first place slot for world
production of orange juice former-
ly held by the U.S.
The Gulf Citrus Growers Asso-
ciation represents citrus growers
in Charlotte, Collier, Glades Lee
and Hendry Counties. These five
counties produce one fifth of Flori-
da's citrus, making a $1 billion
impact on the five counties its'
growers farm.
"Few vegetable crops grown in
the lake area are insurable under
federal programs," said Michael
Stuart, President of the Florida
Fruit and Vegetable Assn. "Sweet
corn, peppers and tomatoes can
be insured, but green beans, let-


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is working beautifully," he said.
"We've got a (sweetener) program
that costs taxpayers nothing. We've
got consumers who are paying
some of the lowest prices for sugar
in the developed world, and prices
that have been perfectly steady for
the past 25 years."
And Roney said the current U.S.
sugar program is hardly a panacea
for U.S. sugar producers. "We have
farmers who are able to eke out a
living," he said. "We aren't seeing
any expansion among sugar pro-
ducers. We've seen a lot of contrac-
tion over the last few years. But
we're hoping that remaining pro-
ducers can stay afloat."
The U.S. sugar program does
more than support the price of U.S.
sugarcane and sugar beets. The
sugar program indirectly supports
the price of all types of sweeteners.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a
sugar substitute, has come under
the umbrella of protection offered
by the sugar program, and with it,
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tuce and radishes, for instance are
not." According to the USDA 2005
numbers, around 64,500 acres in
our area are insured.
"The growing of some agricul-
tural commodities, like wheat and
other feed grains do receive a
direct subsidy from the U.S gov-
ernment," said Fritz Roka, PhD an
agricultural economist at the Uni-
versity of Florida in Immokalee,
but not sugar or other Florida
crops."
But the U.S. government does
indeed issue actual subsidy checks
to some growers. According to the
USDA, the Direct and Counter
Cyclical Payment program subsi-
dizes barley, corn, oats canola, saf-
flower, sesame, peanuts, upland
cotton and wheat, among other
crops. Counter cyclical payments
vary with market prices. Producers
receive direct payments at rates
established by statute regardless of
market prices.
Sources for this story include:
www.usda.ogv, www.sugaral-
liance.org.
MaryAnn Morris can be con-
tacted by email at:
mmorrs@newszap.com


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Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and But-
terfly Haven, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, will hold an open house on Sat-
urday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those who
wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at
www.amoldswildlife.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 informa-
tion about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website atwww.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Aux-
iliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, adminis-
tration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and res-
cue.
For information, call (863) 763-0165.

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products
on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity, for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.


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Yellow candles for fall yards
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By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Have you noticed that it's final-
ly fall? Recent residents of the area
may not notice the slight changes
in temperature, humidity and day-
light, but a number of our local
flowering plants sure do. There
are many golden-colored flower-
ing plants that appear here in the
fall. Last year I wrote about a cou-
ple of native yellow wildflowers,
the Pinebarren Goldenrod and
Southeastern Sunflower.
This week's column is about
an occasional flowering visitor to
our Florida Yards that also has yel-
low blooms. While it is not a
native, the Candlebrush has bold
golden floral displays that are at
their peak in the fall. But accord-
ing to a couple of my county
agent colleagues, this plant
should be carefully watched to be
sure it doesn't make more work
for us in our Florida Yards.
Bold and Beany
Candlebrush is a member of
the bean or legume family, and
there are two different species
that go by this common name.
Other common names for this
bold tropical beauty are Christ-
mas Candle and Emperor's Can-
dlesticks. So it's important to be
able to identify today's featured
plant as Senna alata. (And to add
to the confusion, older books
name this plant as Cassia alata.)
Experts also disagree on exact-
ly where this plant came from -
Argentina, Brazil or possibly Cen-
tral America. It has spread
through the warmer parts of the
world, and has been grown
across Florida and Gulf coast to
Texas and California.
They do agree that it has the
potential to easily spread into new


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areas from its seed or from its
suckering habit. Our UF/IFAS rec-
ommendation is to use this plant
with caution: be careful to keep
any eye on where it goes to pre-
vent escape into natural areas.
A shrub or a tree?
This plant has an oval shape
and could be grown as a shrub or
small tree. It has coarse textured
compound foliage that resembles
pea leaves. The thin bark is easily
damaged from bumping and
scaring. Generally this plant is
routinely seen growing upright
with several stems. Its fast growth
rate means the branches are
weak and easily broken and these
poorly attached .stems can also
snap off.
The name Candlebrush comes
from the flower spikes that look
like golden candles when covered
with unopened flower buds. Indi-
vidual flowers will open from the
bottom of the cluster to the top.
Green winged pods will darken as
they mature, and will drop to the
ground. These six-inch long fruits
can create a mess with black pods
and seed litter.
Lee County Agent Stephen
Brown reports this plant in Florida
is usually seen as a broken, bushy
shrub. However, in his travels in
Central America or the
Caribbean, it is often a small tree
with a trunk that can reach four
inches thick. So it is capable of
being a small tree, but in our area
because of frost or stem break-


age, expect Candlebrush to only
reach 10 to 15 feet in height.
Candle-care
In natural environments this
plant may be seen flowering
along roadsides and in pastures.
In the tropics, Agent Brown
reports that it is an effective street
tree, doing well without fertilizer
or irrigation. It may bloom at dif-
ferent times in different locations,
but in our area flowering is gener-
ally in the fall.
Candlebrush thrives in full sun
and prefers acid to slightly acid
soil. It has medium drought- and
salt-tolerance. The plants may be
killed back by cold weather in
Central Florida, but the roots usu-
ally survive and send up new
growth in the spring.
Duval County Agent Terry Del-
Valle suggests that if plants don't
freeze in winter, prune them back
hard in the spring to improve
flowering. As the young plants
develop, new growth should also
be pinched to cause branching
and increase the number of
potential flower spikes.
If this plant does not come
back after a freeze, new Candle-
brushes can be grow from seed
or cuttings. Seed can be collected
and saved, or you might just wait
for them to volunteer. Because
they are fast growers, seedlings
will usually bloom the first year
from seed.

Bellyaches
and Butterflies
A word of caution: all parts of
this plant are poisonous if swal-
lowed. However, it is grown in
other countries for its reputed
medicinal uses. Leaves and bark


are harvested and are reported to
be used as an antibacterial, anti-
fungal, diuretic, laxative and a
host of other cures.
Few pests bother Candle-
brush, yet it makes a great addi-
tion to butterfly gardens. Several
sulfur butterfly caterpillars will
chew on the foliage and flowers
but usually there are plenty to
spare, so spraying is not neces-
sary. Agent DelValle notes that
caterpillar color differences can
be seen when they change from
feeding on the green leaves vs. the
yellow flowers.
' In Florida, treat this as a short-
lived, beautiful, but promiscuous
garden guest. Most will not sur-
vive in good condition for more
than three years. Brown warns
that because of its reseeding
habit, it may not be a plant you'll
want to give to your gardening
friends, unless they need exercise
by weeding.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on Candlebrush, please email us
at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-S
chobee County Master Gardeners
from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday after-
noons.


Obituary

Dorothy Marie
Kinchen
Dorothy Marie Kinchen, age
59, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at
the Hamrick Hospice House in
Okeechobee.
Mrs. Kinchen had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for 40 years
and was the owner and operator
of Dorothy's Hair Studio for the
past 25 years. She was also an
active member of Peace Lutheran
Church.
Mrs. Kinchen was preceded in
death by: her husband, Dale.
She is survived by: one daugh-
ter, Donna (Richard) Beck QT
Okeechobee; two sons, Darryl
(Lisa) Kinchen of Naples and
David (Bonnie) Kinchen of Okee-
chobee; 13 grandchildren; one
,great-grandchild; three brothers,
Steve (Anna) Martin and Richard
'Martin, all of Alaska, Kenneth
(Nancy) Martin of Brooksville;
and, two sisters, Bonnie DuBoice
of Okeechobee and Teresa Solar
of Polk City.
Friends may call at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd
Lane, Okeechobee, on Tuesday,
Oct. 24,2006, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
2006, at 11 a.m., at Peace Luther-
an Church with Pastor John Hirst
officiating.
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Motley crew
This motley crew made up of a convict, a surgeon and a
colorfully dressed young lady in a large hat was seen
hanging around together at the Central Elementary
School Fall Festival held Friday evening, Oct. 20. They
are: (left to right), Chris Kieffer, Braden Standefer and
Nikki Kieffer.


Teacher makes good


on promise at OFC


Jonathan Hernandez
and Ariana Cypress
Special to Okeechobee News
Mr. Brent Bohannon, a biology
teacher at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus (OFC) has
dyed his hair the school colors:
purple and gold. Why is this a
big deal? Well, he made a prom-
ise with his biology students that
if 85 percent of his students
passed the first nine weeks with
a "C" or better, he would dye his
hair, any color the students
choose. He thought that coloring
his hair would motivate the stu-
dents to raise their grades... and
it did! Prior to the deal, only 59
percent of his students main-
tained a "C" or better. After the
deal was made, the students
studied hard and 90 percent suc-
cessfully passed the first nine


weeks with a "C" or better.
Dylan Hughes, a student, thinks
this whole deal is "very crazy. It
is his personality. It is who he is!"
Nicole Chapa stopped working
on her art homework to ponder
Mr. Bohannon's new doo saying,
"I wonder if it glows in the dark."
With regards to Mr. Bohannon's
motivation, student Timmy
Palmer thinks "the deal was
great because it made students
work harder." Would he do it
again? Well, Mr. Bohannon plans
to offer various other deals
throughout the year.


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Community Events

Church plans Hallelujah Party
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will be hosting
a Hallelujah Party Sunday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. A finger food supper
will be followed by a Bible character dress up at 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart hosts Halloween party
A Halloween party for youngsters and families will be held at
Sacred Heart pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Celebrations include competitions with prizes for scariest, most
original and most beautiful costumes. Refreshments will be served.
For information, call (863) 763-3727.
Churches sponsor Fall Fest
First Baptist Church, More 2 Life and Oakview Baptist Church
will be sponsoring Fall Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Flagler Park parks
5 and 6, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be games and candy
for children in a safe environment.
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organiza-
tions to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main
Street in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Cham-
ber 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 11:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting for board members
only. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
,.ORE selling Christmas ornament
O1eeciobee Retired Eduetors (ORE) are taking prepaid orders
for our first limniifed'ition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-brass
Christmas ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1. The
ornament includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. 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
Okeechobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, Nov. 3, in the board room at the Okeechobee County School
Administration building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This forum provides
a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community
through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The
public is invited. 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 avail-
able during' regular business hours at the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, at 55 S. Parrott Ave. The performances will be at 8 p.m.
in the auditorium at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus on S.W.
Second Avenue at Seventh Street. For information, contact Ron
Hayes at (863) 763-1307.
Church sponsoring fundraiser
A family portrait fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee
Church of God youth group will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Satur-
day, Nov. 4, at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. Ticket are $10, and covers the sit-
ting fee and a 10 x 13 family portrait. For tickets and information,
call Donna at (863) 697-1789.




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Upcoming Events

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 meet-
ing.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a ques-
tion/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-
(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297..
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA 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 Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a dosed discussion.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thurday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No.47 wilf meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Duriklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you. know of someone that
might need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
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
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be an open meeting.
AA 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..
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 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.
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.
J


Community Events

'77 OHS class members sought
The Class of 1977 is looking for lost classmates. Were you a
graduate of 1977 or know of someone who graduated in 1977? If
you haven't been contacted about our 30-year reunion coming up
on Oct. 27-29, please call Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-
5101, Cindy Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett
Doyle at (863) 634-9491. Reservations will be taken until Oct. 23,
2006.
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Council will celebrate Red
Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, to help the Okeechobee community
stay drug free. For information, callVal Marone (863) 462-0040.
Hospital to host dinner, discussion program
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will present their new
general surgeon Dr. Luis Rosas at the Dine with the Doctor dinner
and discussion from 5 until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24. For
reservations, call (863) 824-2702.
Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program
entitled Lung Disease: When You Must Be Hospitalized on Tues-
day, Oct. 24, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 North. Individuals and their family and friends with questions
on lung health are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
For information, call (800) 330-5864.
Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
County School Board, 700 S.W Second Ave. The guest speaker
will be Cynthia Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Cor-
rection office, and Rosalind Brown from Planned Parenthood-
Faith Initiative Update. Anyone attending the meeting is asked to
bring new books, puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy
children in Okeechobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's
House for distribution at Christmas. The meeting is open to the
public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
257.
Main Street members will meet
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its general membership
meeting at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on
Wednesday, Oct. 25, at noon. Members and the general public are
invited. For information or to become a part of Okeechobee Main
Street, contact .Lydia Jean Williams, executive director, at (863)
357-MAIN.
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 Cross offers first aid class
The American Red Cross will hold a first aid class on Thursday,
Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.
Local ABWA chapter will meet
ABWA, Women of Tomortow Chapter, will regt.il3diy,
Oct. 26, at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave., for their fall enrollment. The guest speaker will be Cathy Bar-
ber, who will speak on behavior modification. All business-
women are encouraged to join. For information, contact ABWA
president Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Cowboys for Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ and Lasso Ministries of Venus will meet
Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship, and 7 p.m. for
gospel music and the word. The meeting is open to everyone and
will be held at the Venus Clubhouse located off route 731 and
Club House Road.
Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Coun-
ties, Inc., will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the commis-
sioners' chambers of the Roger Poitras Administration Building,
2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. The annual coalition meeting
will follow the full coalition meeting. For information, contact
Dorett Williams at (7720 489-8120, ext. 10.
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.
Yard sale funds new church roof
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a
yard sale Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. All proceeds from the sale of items and refreshments will
help fund the church's new roof. For information, call (863) 763-
4127.
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 Sec-
ond 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.
Church holding day of healing
In observance and celebration of the first National Day of Heal-
ing, The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W 24th Ave., will be holding a
special healing event on Saturday, Oct. 28. Anyone who desires to
receive personal prayer for healing may come anytime between
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, call Lynda at (863) 357-4418.
OHS band sponsors band festival


The Okeechobee High School Band is hosting the FBA March-
ing Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the OHS Football Stadi-
um, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Everyone is invited. The first band will per-
form 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 bever-
age. Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5042.
Church plans Sunday Funday
Basinger Church of God's second annual Sunday Funday will
be held Sunday, Oct. 29, at 16050 U.S. 98 N. starting at noon.
There will be free food, games, prizes, face painting, a dunk tank,
air-up slide, popcorn and snow cones. Come dressed up as your
favorite character (nothing scary). There will be no transportation
provided. For information, call (863) 467-1503.






SPOfrTS 5


Brahman cross-country team runs away with first place


By Loa Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahman boys' and girls'
cross-country teams brought
home two first place trophies
Saturday morning after defeat-
ing runners from Sebring,
Sebastian River, Bishop Verot of
Ft. Myers and South Fork.
In individual competition,
Brahman cross-country star
Bryan Suarez blew away the
competition, finishing in first
place with a time of 16:21. His
closest competitor, Conner
Bauer of Sebring finished sec-
ond with 17:09.
Eddie Guerrero of Okee-
chobee finished in third place
with a time of 17:21.
James Gainer of Okeechobee
tore across the finish line in
17:54 to capture fourth place.
Other Brahmans who helped
clinch the first place award were
(8) Alan Najero; (11) Uriel Gar-
cia; (18) Aaron Suarez and (31)
Oscar Garcia.,
In girls' competition, the
Lady Brahmans were led by San-
dra Torres, who placed second
With 21:50 to South Fork's Veron-
ica Ramirez who finished in first
place with 21:04.
SLady Brahman Rachel
Fairchild finished in fourth place
with a time of 22:40; followed
by Laura Serrano of Okee-
chobbee in fifth place with 22:46.
Other Lady Brahmans who
assisted in the win were (6)
Heather Tinsley; (8) Megan Tra-
Vers; (13) Olivia Skeen and (14)
Aia Lugo.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Brahman Boys' cross-country team took first place in the inaugural Running of the Bulls
cross-country event held at the Okeechobee soccer fields Saturday morning. Team mem-
bers were: (in no particular order) Bryan Suarez, Eddie Guerrero, James Gainer, Alan Najera,
Uriel Garcia, Aaron Suarez, and Oscar Garcia.


The Lady Brahmans brought home the first place trophy from the inaugural Running with the
Bulls cross-country meet held Saturday morning in Okeechobee. Team members (in no par-
ticular order) are: Sandra Torres, Rachel Fairchild, Laura Serrano, Heather Tinsley, Megan
Travers, Olivia Skeen and Ana Lugo.


Lady Brahman Sandra Torres
finished in second place in Brahman Bryan Suarez
the girls' division of the inau- added another first place fin-
gural Running with the Bulls ish to his resume Saturday
cross-country event held morning when he streaked
Saturday morning at the soc- across the finish line in the
cer fields across from North boys' Running with the Bulls
Elementary School. cross-country meet.

Sports Briefs


Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-
lins Open Bass Tournament to benF
efit "Our House", a non-profit pro-
gram serving children and their
families, will take place on Sunday,
Oct. 29, at the public boat ramp in
Clewiston. Entry fee is $120 per
two person team, and includes big
fish pot. Entries are accepted by
mail or at the Anglers Marina on
Saturday, Oct. 28 from I until 5
p.m. For information contact Jim
Pollock at (954) 695-6035 or Tim


Celesti at (954) 254-2612.
OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining the
Okeechobee High School boys or
girls' golf team should pick up a
physical form at the high school
office or at Quality T's as soon as
possible.
In order to participate, a current
physical must be on record with
the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.


Brahmans' 2006-2007

Wrestling Schedule


Suomiltea to uKeecnooee News/Janice rioya
Casting Kids winner
April Floyd, 10, a student at Central Elementary School,
won the Kasting Kids state championship. She will trav-
el to Gadston, Ala., in January, 2007, to compete in the
-ami-nationals. If she is successful in Gadston, she will
win a trip to Birmingham, Ala., to compete in the Kast-
ing Kids national event held during the Bassmaster
Classic. Ms. Floyd will be sponsored by Jim Wilson of
the Taylor Creek Bass Club.


High school winter sports begin
in November. The following is the
schedule for the Brahman and
Lady Brahman wrestling teams.
Wednesday, Nov.15: Brahmans
vs. Ft. Pierce Westwood Dual-
home 7 p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 2: Sebastian
River Tournament @ SBHS-10
a.m.'
-Saturday, pec. 2: Fi. Pierce,Cen-
tral Tournament IJV) i FPCHS-10
a.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 6: Brahmans vs.
Sebastian River Dual @ SBHS-7
p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 9: Big Lake Clas-
sic @ OHS-10 a.m.;
Wednesday, Dec. 13: Brah-
mans vs. South Fork Dual @ OHS-
7 p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 16: Battle on the
Lake Tournament @ OHS-10 a.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 16: Battle on the
Lake Girls Tournament @-10 a.m.;
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007: Brah-
mans vs. St. Lucie Centennial Dual
@ SCHS-5:30 p.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 6: Hendry Coun-
ty Tournament @ HCHS-10 a.m.;
Wednesday, Jan. 10: Ft. Pierce
Central Tournament (JV) @ OHS-
7p.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 13: Brahmans vs.
Martin County Dual Tournament
@ MCHS-10 a.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 13: Harmony
Tournament (girls) @ HHS-10
a.m.;
Saturday, Jan 20: Treasure Lake
Conference @ OHS-10 a.m.;'
Thursday, Jan. 25: Brahmans
vs. Vero Beach Dual @ VBHS-7
p.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 27: Polk County


Tournament @ PCHS-10 a.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 27: Girls State
Tournament-TBA-10 a.m.;
Wednesday, Jan. 31: Brahmans.
vs. Treasure Coast Dual @ OHS-7
p.m.;
Saturday, Feb. 3: District Tour-
nament @ OHS-TBA
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10:
Regional Tournament-TBA-TBA;
.Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 14-
18. State.Tournament-TBA-TBA.
For information regarding the
Brahman wrestling team, contact
head coach Bruce Jahner at (863)
462-5025.


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6 BUSINESS


Co-op Antiques is open for business


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Where can you go to find an
old school desk, a steamer trunk,
an old ironing board and Coca
Cola memorabilia? Co-op
Antiques has these items and
much, much more. Owners Beth
Nicholas and Egretta Wells, invite
you to browse around the shop
to rekindle old memories. You
can also bring your own antiques
by for an estimate of their value.,
Among the items for sale are
China cups and saucers, tea pots,
dishes,, carnival glass, furniture,
cobalt blue glass, quilts, vintage
high top shoes, vintage beaded
purses, old tools, and salt and
pepper shakers.


The owners say they have
been in the antique business all
their lives. Before opening the
shop, they had booths in malls.
Ms. Wells' paintings are also
for sale in the shop. She paints
wildlife and still life using acrylic
watercolors and egg tempera.
Egg tempera, a technique that
uses powered pigment mixed
with egg yolk, was used by
Andrew Wyeth. It results in beau-'
tiful details when it is thinned
with water and painted on a hard
background.
This winter they are planning
quilt and painting workshops.
The shop is located at 100
S.W. Eleventh Ave, and the hours
are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday.


Farm Bureaus share

innovative program


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Doctor's Clinic
Strive for a Cure
Stanley Sweda, M.D., Luon Ta, M.D. and the medical team
at Doctor's Clinic, 204 S.E. Park St. kicked off Breast Can-
cer Awareness Month with the slogan "No Monkeying
Around". Please find a cure.


Local tax collector's

office receives award


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) honored eight counties
for exemplary efforts in raising
funds to help Florida's manatee
and marine turtle programs. Tax
collectors from Alachua, Citrus,
Flagler, Hillsborough, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach and
Sarasota counties received
awards for their participation in
FWC's Voluntary Contribution
Campaigns. Citrus County
received top honors in the Mana-
tee, Decal campaign and Flagler
County received top honors for
the Sea Turtle campaign.
Tax collectors began the Vol-
untary Contribution Campaigns
Jul\ 6 in conjunction with promo-
tions for the manatee and sea !jJ-"
tie decal programs. These cam-
paigns generate over $100,000
per year for the Save the Manatee
Trust Fund and Marine Resource


Grand opening
ceremony planned
Okeechobee Main Street
invites the public to attend a
grand opening and ribbon cut-
ting ceremony for one of its
newest business members
Rafael Pacheco, owner of Cre-'


Conservation Trust Fund aimed at
enhancing manatee and sea tur-
tle conservation efforts. Manatee
and sea turtle decals are available
year-round at all local tax collec-
tors' offices for a $5 donation.
Florida's sea turtles and mana-
tees are important state and
national resources," said Imper-
iled Species Management Section
leader Kipp Frohlich. "We greatly
appreciate the work Florida's tax
collectors are doing to raise pub-
lic awareness and funding for
these species."
In other news, the Wildlife
Foundation of Florida, Inc.,
FWC's direct support organiza-
fion,..announced an upcoming
campaign to increase sales .of
wildlife conserztiuon license
plates. Funds from those license
plate sales support FWC's pro-
grams to protect wildlife and con-
serve habitats.


nations in Fotografia, 111 N.E.
Second St.
The ceremony will be held
Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 5 until
7 p.m.
For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street's exec-
utive director Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.


Three counties presented
their inventive and successful
ideas and activities this week at
the Florida Farm Bureau annual
meeting in Daytona Beach. The
winners of the 2006 Florida Farm
Bureau County Idea Exchange
were Escambia County Farm,
Bureau, Hillsborough County
Farm Bureau and Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau. The pro-
grams were recognized for their
unique and resourceful ways,.
county Farm Bureaus reach out
to the public, their communities
and their members.
Escambia County Farm'
Bureau's activity was their inau-
gural farm tour held in October
of last,year. The purpose of the
tour was to showcase the coun-
ty's farming operations for com-
munity, government and busi-
ness leaders as well as increase
the public's knowledge of agri-
culture in the area.
Hillsborough County Farm
Bureau shared their idea of
"Working with your local Gov-
ernment" via a "how to" video.
The video is a documentary of
techniques that can be used to
train agricultural leaders, devel-
op problem solving programs
and influence policy.
Okeechobee .County Farm
Bureau's program is a young-


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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. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Grudge 2"(PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.
Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence is
a time of risk and opportunity. The
youth in Okeechobee County need
you. If you have a caring heart and
one hour a week to share in the life
of a teen, you can be a mentor. For
information, call Toni Doyle at
(863) 462-5863.
One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center, 209
S.W. Park St. The center is open
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Recovery group
needing donations
The new Sobriety in the Swamp
Club is seeking cash donations to
enable it to acquire a new location
and establish a recovery place for
all. Alateen, Alanon, AA and NA
meetings are planned. We will
appreciate the community's sup-
port and donations can be mailed
to P.O. Box 1543, Okeechobee, Fla.
34973. A receipt will be provided
for tax deduction. For information,
call Monica at (863) 697-6235.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
800-556-8885.
Youcanbe a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become avol-


unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.


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Several Animals lor ailopiuon
Cji,. DO,.QS & ftrri'i OR
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AFRICAN GRAY PARROT,
gray w/red tail feathers, Oak
Park area. Large Reward!
(863)763-8007/634-1207
CAT, REWARD Brown/Black
stripe, shorthair white tip
paw stomach, chest. 2 yr old
male. Fixed (863)697-3207
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


BIRD DOGS, 1 male & 1
female, started on quail.
Need good homes.
(561)722-5289
KITTENS- to good homes 6
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
SKUNK, Descented, to good
home, if Interested, please
call (863)843-0336


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



A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p




ASSISTANT
MANAGER
($30,000 to Start)
COOK
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.


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

ANEY


CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
.- All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
(863)763-1515 or drop it at
303 S. Parrott Ave. #G.


INSURANCE AGENCY
Licensed CSR/Agent
Immediate opening
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900 S.Parrott Ave.
(863)467-4522
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
(863)357-0852
OFFICE SECRETARY
For State Park Prairie (Viking
area) 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
Charles Brown 863-462-5360




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



BILINGUAL SALES PERSON
For Flea Market Gift Shop
Saturday & Sunday only
(863)763-5373 or
(863)610-0227
BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT
We are seeking a
polished professional for
our Okeechobee location.
Call on existing &
potential customers,
cross-sell products &
service. Very competitive
salary w/full benefits.
Prior experience in
banking desired. All
inquires are completely
confidential. E-mail
resume w/salary
requirements to
Okeejob@aol.com.
CHEERLEADING
TUMBLING COACH:
Local, Completive Cheerling
Team in need of a Tumbling
Coach 2 evenings per week.
Compensation negotiable &
based on experience.
Call (863)697-0812


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


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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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then.eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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SRoom Additions Florida Rooms
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MAINTENANCE SHOP SUPERVISOR
Lykes Citrus Management Division has an immediate opening
for a Maintenance Shop Supervisor at its Brighton Grove Op-
eration. The successful candidate must have extensive experi-
ence in diesel & gasoline engines, hydraulics, air conditioning,
fabrication as well as a minimum of two years experience in
employee supervision.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers a competitive wages, benefit package
including paid holidays and vacation.
interested applicants should apply in person at the office listed
below:
Lykes Ranch
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL
Brighton Corner, at the intersection of Highway 70 & 721
County Road
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Ac-
tion/A Drug Free Workplace
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Businesi
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FINANCIAL PARTNER
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
With good credit to assist in
financing homes that need
restored and land for
development. Please call
Bernie at (541)232-1708,
or e-mail me at:
bwoodard(mnemagic.com
No Experience necessary,
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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, Repair to
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


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULinens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies./
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


A/C UNIT- 2 ton, Brand new,
$1500. (863)517-2106
WINDOW UNIT- Kenmore,
18,000 BTU's, Cool & heat
New, Never used. $300.
(863)634-4271


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
DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Like new, $50.
(863)697-6618
ELECTRIC DRYER- GE, like
new, barely used, $100 or
best offer (863)673-5655
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 & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
(863)675-6370
WASHER, Roper, Large Ca-
pacity 2.5, Like new. New
$229, Asking $175.
(863)357-3369
WASHER/DRYER, Sears,
$100 for both.
(863)763-4475


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


BIKE 2 wheeler, 20", Mon-
goose Model, very sharp,
must see, $40. Call
(863) 763-0625.
GIRLS CHOPPER BIKE- ask-'
ing $100 (863)763-3448 or
(863)467-5756



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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation qfStorm
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


BABY CRIB- complete, light
wood, good condition $20
(863)983-6621
CARRIAGE/STROLLER High
chair & toys also. $100/all,
will sell separately.
863-763-0888 after 3pm.
OCEAN WONDERS AQUARI-
UM- asking $20, excellent
condition (863)467-0826
OCEAN WONDERS MOBILE-
Fisher Price, with remote
$25 (863)467-0826
SWING SET- metal, asking
$50 (863)634-3641


BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING,
Size 12 Mostly name brand
$40. Will separate.
(863)357-0391
GIRLS PANTS, Sizes 4 & 5, 5
pairs, from New York Style.
$25 for all or will separate.
(863)697-6129
HOMECOMING DRESS, Size
3-4, black & white. $78
(863)675-3659
HOMECOMING DRESS, Size
3-4, navy blue. $50
(863)675-3659


AVON BOTTLES- 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $75. for all
(863)467-5052.
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
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) Twin: Complete, Off
White w/2 Mirrored Dresser,
High Boy Dresser & 2-End ta-
bles. $1000. (863)517-1942
BOX SPRINGS & MATTRESS-
Good condition. $100.
(863)357-0023
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 (HAIRS, IVOR ,,
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
COUCH, Like new. Beige
tones. $125 (863)763-8642
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DR, '36 Broyhill table, 6 chairs,
bufet & small cabinet, carved
detailing, oak, good cond.,
$800 firm. (561)924-5812
DR TABLE- Broyhill, w/2
Capts. chairs, 2 reg chairs, 1
bench, 2 leafs, dark pine,
$500 (863)763-0215
ENTER CENTER- fits 32" TV,
wood, $50 (863)634-3641
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 3
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $300 or
best offer. (863)697-1706
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Dark oak, fits up to 65" TV,
adjustable, glass doors, glass
shelves, $275 (561)914-6746
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM,
4'tx5'w, w/built in speakers,
glass doors, $100.
(863)447-6520
FUTON MATTRESS- Deluxe
6", with cover. Like new.
$50. (863)763-6369
FUTON SOFA BED, w/thick in-
ner spring mattress, almost
new, pd $390, sell $200.
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Square. Very good cond,
w/4 chairs Pd $450. asking
$150. Neg. (863)467-2366
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



GOLF CART, Electric, Hyundi.
w/ charger, 6 new batteries &
extra tires. Not running. $350
or best offer. (863)261-4908


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


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
CHRISTMAS DECOR, Outdoor,
$50 for all. (863)983-8216
after 10am
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) 15 gal. & (10) 55 gal.
Plastic, Water Tight Drums.
$150 will sep. (863)763-5062
JACUZZI 5 person, in good
working cond. Complete
w/pumps, etc. $500. You
haul it. 863-467-7267
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-
des,.$200 (863)763-4961



BASS GUITAR: FENDER JAZZ,
Marcus Miller w/hard case.
Like new. $725.
(863)357-7406
CLEVELAND KING 613 ALTO
SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DBL KEYBOARD ORGAN- ask-
ing $50 (863)635-4455
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
(863)357-0465
OVATION CELEBRITY GUI-
TAR- w/hard shell case,
curly maple top, $450
(863)357-0344 lye msg
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
HAMSTER BABIES- 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


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



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)697-3.008._


FLAT SCREEN Sony 36"
wega FD Trinitron TV,'asking
$1000. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$450 Firm. (863)447-1841
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 $450.
863-467-1958
JOINTER/PLANER- Crafts-
man, never used 6 1/8",
$200 (863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337 cell


GAME BOYS (2) Advanced
SP x-box. $150/both or will
sell separate. 863-763-6507
PSP w/2 games. GTA and
Socom. $250 or best offer.
863-697-9014
XBOX w/1500 games. Every
Nintendo & Super N game
loaded. Great Xmas gift.
$700. 863-227-6066



ELECTROLUX, with bags, $25
(863)983-8216 after 1Oam


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


BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips.. xc. Exp. dd-
er pref. $1250.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1300,
child gentle, easy keeper
(863)983-8646
FILLY- lyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home

only (863)675-0247 La Belle
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
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
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
Sbatt $1 200.954-581-8328
RIDING LAWN MOWER 18hp
B&S, Yard King, 42" cut, 3
blades, runs & cuts, needs
some wk. $200.763-6257
RIDING LAWN MOWER, Mas-
ter Cut, 12hp, 32" cut, $150.
(863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman II,
5hp, Briggs, rear tine, 17",
very good condition. $300
(239)634-4040 LaBelle


SADDLE, 16", custom made,
brown leather w/silver trim,
w/bridle, blanket & stand,
$700. (863)357-1365
TACK PONY SADDLE- $50,
halters $5. misc bdridles $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



N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or mail
vldp(surfinthenet.net
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1DBA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313 .
OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Utilities included.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smoking
Environment. (863)801-4949
OKEE SW AREA, Lg. Studio
Util. incld. gar. No pets. Annu-
al Lease. Ref. req. $675. mo
+ $500. dep 863-634-4897


BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, tennis,
$1000/mo (863)697-3008
LAKE ACCESS-TAYLOR
CREEK 3BR/2BA, 2100
S.F., w/dock, $1375/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #
OKEECHOBE, 2br, 1ba, 405
NW 11th Ave. $700. mo. +
1st & last. Call for Applica-
tions (863)447-1425
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
pool. $1600. mo. + 1st &
last (561)262-9191


Agriculture



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


OKEECHOBEE:3BR, 1 BAin
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
RENT TO OWN:
Basswood, 3 BR, 2 BA
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1300 mo. with $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 #



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


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






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
124x125. 100% fin, avail.
$165,000 (239)989-5063
heyjfay@yahoo.com
BUCKHEAD RI G'E
Ready to move inl
Spacious 3/2 w/lake access.
Owner financing avail.
$185,000. (863)634-5236
NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, all apple's.
$185K. For info 863-610-0973


CLEWISTON, 3/2 CBS CA/H,
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-8114
TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br, 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000
772-5.97-6158/954-801-6158
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1/2 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.






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




BHR 2/2 & 3/2 Doublewide
Start at $650/mo. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, NoPets.
863-763-4031



LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451


MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some until. (863)634-3451
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



M/H- 3BR/1.5BA
Incl. 100x125' lot. Need some
TLC. Furnished, many extras.
$67,500 Negot.863-447-6054
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scm. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
$20,500.357-0295/763-2318



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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs: 3010
Jet Skise 3015
Marine Accessores 3020
Marine Miscellaneous $025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vhies/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, 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 Selli $500 or
best offer. (863)467-4004
Bayliner Capri, '87, 14 ft.,
galv. tr1r., 50hp Force mtr.,
all safety equip., many ex-
tras, $1950. (863)357-4442
BOAT, 16ft., aluminum, with
trolling motor, trailer, 60hp
Mercury outboard. $2200
(863)673-3818
BOWRIDER 15' '72, hull only,
needs mtr., on tdr. 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, 111 Ft. $175. or
best offer. (863)532-9355
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$2500 neg. Moore Haven
863-946-1856/248-935-3837..
PRINCECRAFT 1996,18 Ft,
Aluminum, Deep Vw/115 hp.
Evinrude, Trailer, Custom
Cover, 44V Trolling Motor,
Double Live Well & Bait Well.
Fishing Machine! $5,995.
(863)484-0096/484-0097
garyle49@surfinthenet.net
SEA KAYAK- Touring Style.
Top Brand Name. Good con-
difion. $500 (863)357-7406


CAMPER- '99, Needs work
$1000. (863)634-7780
DODGE SPORT 3/4 TON, '99
fully equip, truck, 5th wh[.
'90 Nomad tri., great shape,
$15,000.863-467-0602;..,
GMC BOUNDER 1987. 32 Fi
L''Jed lieeds wor 1,1000.
k361l)4J1.-7027
RV ROOF AC- New, 13,500
BTU, still in box w/ceiling
controls $525
(239)297-4006


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Okeechobee News, Monday, October 23, 2006


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



BOAT LADDER- Removable
Aluminum Seawall. Very
good condition. $50.
(863)763-2458
FMd It faster. Sel it soon-
or In the clasllied _


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.


FOUR WINDS '96, 36' with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bldg. Included. In Palm Dale,
FL $8,000. (419)747-2923
KEYSTONE ZEPHER 18' '05
full kitch & bath, couch &
qn.bed. Used 1X. $10K. For
details: 386-559-0537
TRAVEL TRAILER, '88
HI-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $2500.
(352)302-6868


TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
after 2pm

Automobiles



AutomabHee 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
.Clam el.Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucok4040
Parts Repars .4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vane 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 CONTOUR 1999, 4 cyl.,
cold A/C, CD Player. Runs
great $1800 or possible trade
for Van/SUV. (863)261-4908
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, $1 K or best offer.
63-697-8243
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
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
POLICE INTERCEPTOR MO-
TOR 302 1986, must take
entire car $450 or best offer
(863)697-1600
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $1500 or
best offer. 863-763-7458 or
863-261-5040



FORD F150 '89, 4x4 flatbed,
$500 or best offer.
(239)210-1608
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


CHEVY 1500- '94, Will sell for
parts. $2500.
(863)634-6196


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
HITCH, Reef Load Leveler, for
travel trailer & car haulers.
$150 or best offer.
(863)697-3299
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 & RIMS Set of 4,
Asanti Zebra 18" rims w/3
extra tires. $1100 or best of-
fer. 863-697-9014
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.
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
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
mi., 4 new tires. All pwr, Tow
pck. $10,000. (863)467-6079
FORD FX 4X4 '05- F150, Su-
per Crew 4dr, Regency Pkg.,
33K, ext warr, $31,000 neg.
(772)201-1379
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
or 561-758-4337
FORD SUPER CAB SHORT
BED '74- no motor, no trans,
very little rust, must see
$450 (863)697-1600
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,
$180'0 or best offer.
(772)284-1194



HYUNDAI SANTA FE- '05,
7500 mi., Liked new conditi-
ton. $16,900.
(863)467-0658


HAULMARK,'05 uii'iy 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.
863-447-60541v.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
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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


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-233
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLARENCE BARTON SWITZER, SR.,
eawka CLARENCE B. SWITZER,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered n the
Estate of CLARENCE BARTON SQIT-
ZER, SR., al/ka CLARENCE B. SWITZ-
ER, Deceased, File Number 2006-
CP-233 by the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
slon, the address of which is 312 N.W.
3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972; that the decedent's date
of death was August 11, 2006; that
the total estate consists of exempt
.homestead real property and exempt
personal property; that the names and
addresses of those to whom It has
been assigned by such order are:
CLARENCE B. SWITZER, JR.,
2442 Dogwood Trace Blvd.,
Lexington, KY40514
CAROL SUE PLUMMER,
386 Windswept Road,
Lancaster, KY 40444,
.ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FlED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and-other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made In the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
**claims Within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is October 23, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
Clarence B. Switzer, Jr.
2442 Dogwood Trace Blvd.
P' i, Jb14
A uT "Tollr Py '1f. i.' iC:e
l C:ONl.i i 'IL PA

863) 763-3825
By: Tom W.Conely, III
Forida Bar No. 096482
170120 ON 10/23,30/06


I Pbic Notice


I Puli Notice


INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m. No-
vember 16,2006 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Chiller Replacement
Okeechobee High School
2800 Highway 441 North
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall complete a list of sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contract work in
connection with this project. This list shall accompany the contractors bid. Failure
to provide a list will be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 e.t 236
and
Ingenuity Engineers, Inc.
300 S. Orange Avenue
Odando, FL 32801
407-398-6007
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond In the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florda Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract; and
a payment of all debts pertaining by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts ertainin theraeto. Each Bid shall be
accompanied by a sworn statement under Section 27.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
utes, on Public Enty Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Cerrification, Trench Safe-
ty Affidavit, if appl cable, and Jessica Lansford compliance.
Each bond shall be Issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness in the State of Florioda having a general bond holders rating A+ excellent -
and a financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner, with-
in ten (10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to
be paid by the Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded In accordance with School
Board Instructions.
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the outside
of the envelope and words Indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said pro-
ject.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, November 2, 2006, 2:00 p.m.,
prevallino ime at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 700 SW 2nd
Avenue, Room 110, Okeechobee, FL34974.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially completed
items and site clean up, totally completed 30 calendar days thereafter. Failure to
do so will result In liquidated damages In the amount of $500.00 per day for each
day the date of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of sub-
stantial completion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated
damages for each day the date of actual final completion exceeds the sc eduled
date of final completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid Is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any Informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days af-
terthe date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
170373 ON 10/23/06


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Community Events


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

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


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

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


Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five brass
and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School gym-
nasium 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.

Eagles Aeries plan yard sale
EaglesAeries #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have ayard sale on Sat-
urday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated
items to sell will be appreciated. Also on Saturday, Nov. 11, chicken
wings and blooming onions will be sold at 2 p.m. for a donation.


Submitted Photo

Joe Negron visits Okeechobee
In a meeting held at a local restaurant, Joe Negron, a new candidate for the U.S. Congress
visited with members of the county Republican executive committee. Those visiting with
Mr. Negron were: (left to right) Tom Stagani, Ann Rooks, McMeekin Korte, Joyce Gorham,
Joe Negron, Gene Gorham, Shirley Ahrens and Dick Ahrens, chairman. Joe Negron was
appointed to take the place of the past Congressman in Florida Congressional District 16.




Progress on River continues


Building on the success of the
first phase of Kissimmee River
restoration, construction crews
have returned to the Kissimmee
Valley to restore another four
miles of the Kissimmee River to its
historic, meandering, habitat-rich
route.
The second phase of Kissim-
mee River restoration construc-
tion will fill in more than 1.5 miles
of the C-38 canal, the channelized
Kissimmee River, recarving and
restoring four more miles of the
historic river route. The next
phase of construction is now
under way and scheduled to be
completed in 2007.
The multi-phase Kissimmee
River restoration, led by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers and the
South Florida Water Management
District, will ultimately reconnect
more than 43 miles of meander-
ing river channel and restore 40
square miles of floodplain wet-
lands.
"In terms of sheer geographic
size and the number of species


that this project benefits, Kissim-
mee River restoration is among
the largest ecosystem restoration
projects in the world," said Den-
nis Duke, chief of the Corps' Ever-
glades Division. "As a forerunner
to the massive Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan, this
effort continues to set new stan-
dards for measuring restoration
success."
The first of four phases of the
Kissimmee River restoration proj-
ect was completed in 2001. The
first phase filled in 7.5 miles of the
flood control canal and restored
flow to about 15 miles of historic
river channel and associated
floodplain.
Ten species of shorebirds,
which had previously disap-
peared with the channelization,
have since returned to the
restored area, including nesting
black-necked stilts. During the
2003 wet season, wading bird
populations in these restored
areas were approximately three
and a half times higher than pop-


ulations in those same areas prior
to restoration.
The Kissimmee River was orig-
inally channelized to prevent cata-
strophic flooding in the region.
Implemented between 1962 and
1971, this channelization also
drained two-thirds of the histori-
cal floodplain and caused unin-
tended environmental impacts:
drastic declines in wintering
waterfowl, wading bird and game
fish populations as well as loss of
ecosystem functions.
In an effort to reverse environ-
mental harm, Kissimmee River
restoration was authorized by the
U.S. Congress in the Water
Resources Development Act of
1992. All construction phases are
scheduled to be complete by
2012 and restoration evaluation
will continue until 2017, to ensure
restoration success through adap-
tive management practices.
Visit www.sfwmd.gov,
www.saj.usace.army.mil, and
www.evergladesplan.org to learn
more.


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