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Vol. 97 No. 300 Friday, October' 27, 2006, 50t Plus tax,


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EES students
excel in aeademics
Mrs. Noonan's class has
begun our 100 Book Chal-
lenge. The children love pick-
ing their own booksJ6 share
and read with their families.
We are learning about the
letter Nn and the word go. In
math we're counting 'and'
learning to identify numerals.
Miss Snyder's class wel-
comes Christian Matias! The
boys and girls enjoy making
new words in the Word Fami-
ly House. During Math, 1he
children, were excited when
they found their numbers 0-
10 on Ahe number line and
build their groups of cubes,
bears, or frogs. These 10 Stu-
dents know how to be really
cooll They were inschool
with perfect attendance this
first nine weeks: Tyler
Boatwright, Mea Creech,
Destiny Haney, Brianna Her-
rera, Dylan Jacobs, Enoc
Leon, Mario Raya, LaFasia
Smith, Enrique Velazques,
and Walter Webb. They will
have lunch with Miss Snyder.
Mrs. Moore's class has
.been enjoying doing the 100
Book Challenge in class and
we are going to start taking
our books home soon. We
are learning -about scare-
crows. We read "Barn
Dance.' It'is our next A.R.
book. We learned. a special
barn dance with the help of
Mrs. Gaucin and Mr. Larry
Page 3

'Drought Index
Ciirrenb 576
Soiirce: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12-.73 feet

Lake level
16.20 feet
'South Florida'
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

County commission
holds public hearing
on sex offender's law

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At the meeting of.the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners two weeks ago,
the residents of Dixie Ranch Acres
had their say. They came. out in
droves to protest a group home

for sexual offenders in their neigh-
borhood operated by Matthew 25,
Ministries of Lake Worth. I
Thursday, Oct. 251, Reverend
Richard Witherow of Matthew
25 Ministries had his say.
He spoke at length about his
experiences in dealing with reg-
istered sexual offenders.
It was part of a public hear-
ing commissioners held to con-
sider anordinance that would
ban rehabilitation treatment
centers from any of the county'

residential zoning districts. It
wriuld also prevent. r(wgistered
Sexual of t ender's from living
with 2,500 feet of a school play-
gioundor park.
The consensus of the com-
missioneis %%as to not include
bus slops in the 2,500 foot rule.
count allorne) John Cassels
stressed that not .,all sexual
offenders come under the
I.,000-fool rulE and therefore
would not come "under the
2,501-1-foot rule of the proposed

ordinance. If this ordinance
.were passed, Mr. Cassels said
the bus stop provision of the
emergency ordinance would be
Mr. Cassels presented
research material he used in writ-
ing the ordinance. He said that
isolation may drive., sexual
offenders underground or
increase their stress. He added
that sexual offenders come frorii
different cultures and trial that
not all offenses involve children.

"It is a diffi.(plt issq!,," he stated.
Lord, I love Okee-
chobee and'I love children,"
stated Rev. Witherow.
The minister,'who said he is
also arnember of the Okee-
chobee Coalition for Substance
Abuse, said 90 percent of sexual
crim6s. are cominitted by some-
one a.child already knows.
"We choose to pick our bat-
tlegrounds,". he asserted. "If this
See Law Pagg 2

pay -raises proposed by -the
School board represen a-
.,turn of tivbs then daiied the u niuvi rep-
evenirig, resentatives-abodt 5:30 p.m. to
ie-Okoe_" com'e6acktothetabl_'
education Currentl.%, beginning teach-
e !Okee7, ers, slar'l at $31,400. Under the
,,-it Board ne%% pa% scale, ieachers w*ould'
ri teacher start at'' $32,4,10-.,. The* _',maxiF
mum'salaryon [lie curr-rit pa%
deidiine scale is $52,600. Trie ne%%
like bo[h maximum Is now $5 3, 100
:jreement The onlN triji-io trie junior
olild Endi dicl not get %vas a
increase in bonuses for gradu-
)ol board ate. -degrees. The graduate
iarpe-ned bonus will remain. at $2,000

By Nte(;da
Okeechobee News'
In -a urprising'-
events XN-Vednesda)
representative's of th
chobee Count\,' E(:
Association an 1h(
chobEe Count) Scho,
reached agreement or
As Of newSPap ei
on Oct. 25, it loAc-d I
sideswer. ar from ag
a nd the da.% ,& talks
in a stalemate.
However-the schoi
representatives sh

Okeechobee News,'Chauna Aguilar
The first Paramedic training class began their training in September at the IRCC Dixon
Henry Campus. Students in the Paramedic program practice learned techniques that
prepare them to deliver services to the ill and injured, in a wvibiI4 setting4o. stabilize
patients for transport to the hospital. Students and instructors, (back row-I eft: icrlght)
Instructor Earl Wooten, Matt Vinson, Adam Durrance, Chris Douglas;(front row-left to
-,right) Lisa Shires, Mitch: Brydebell, Brook Conway, Instructor Titus Henderson (not pic-,
turid) Instructor Karl Holtkamp, Edger Bernier, and Dav'id'Kifichen.
-oners param6d
MCC le program
By Chauna Aguflar
Okeechobee emergency
medical technicians aspiring to
be paramedics no longer have
to travel to Fort Pierce to
receive the training from a
paramedic program.
Indian River Community
.,College (IRCC) Dixon Hendry
Campus in Okeechobee is
holding its first class for the W! .
paramedic training, program
which began in September.
Students accepted into this
program develop a high degree
of skill in patient assessments,
administration of life-saving
techniques and transportation
of patients to medical facilities.
The program lasts, 10
months, and consists of 1,200
hours of training which
Indian River Community College students enrolled in the
includes classroom, laborato-
ry, hospital and ambulance Paramedic training, program newly offered at the Dixon
rotations. The Paramedic Cer- y Campus are learning skills to prepare them to
Aificate Program follows the assess patients, administer life-saving techniques, and
1998 National Standard Cur- transport patients to medical facilities. Lisa Shires (mid-
riculum from the Department dle) is performing a -endotrachael intubation with the
assistance of Brook Conway (left) under the supervision
See Paramedics- Page 2 of their instructor Earl Wooten (left).

their pencils, recalculated and
cameupvvithawaviorinance See Agreement,- Page 2


By Eric Kopp wit h a misl-
Okeechobee News demeanor'
count of
After being arrested in Pinel- domestic
Ias County on local warrants,-, violence. His
an Okeechobee man has-been bond on the
returned to the Okeechobee felony
County Jail where he is being charges has
held without bond. been set at
Richard Ellis Duncan, 39, $250,000,
S.E. 19th Terrace, is charged while he is Richard
locally on felony charges-of being held Duncan
stalking (two counts). criminal without

mischief and shootinginto a
dwelling. He is also charged

See Shooting Page 2

Editor's note: Florida vot-
ers will be asked to decide on
six proposed amendments to
the Florida Constitution 'in
November. Originally eight
amendments were proposed.
Amendment #2 (which dealt
with term limits) was with-
drawn and Amendment #5
(which proposed a nonparti-
san board to determine voting
'districts) was taken off the
ballot by the Florida Supreme
Court. This series of articles
on the proposed amendments
is designed to help our read-
ers better understand them
before going to the polls.
The follow ing information
was provided by VoteSmart
is a non-profit, non7partisan
organization composed of
more than 60 diverse groups

including community organi-
zations, trade associations,
chambers, of commerce and
is an affiliate of the Florida
Chamber of Commerce and is
firmly committed to providing
Florida voters unbiased, non-
partisan factual information
pr I oposed constitutional
amendments and the process
by which they get on the bal-
Official Title: Permanently
Disabled Veterans' Discount
on Homestead Ad Valorem
Official Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to
the State Constitution to pro-
vide a discount from amount
of ad valorem tax on home-
stead of a partially or totally
permanently disabled veteran
who is age 65 or older who

was a Florida resident at the
time of. entering military serv-
ice, whose disability was com-
bat-related, and who, was hon-
ordbly discharged, to specify
percentage of the discount as
equal to the percentage of vet-
ran's permanent service-con-
nected disability; to specify
qualification requirements for
the discount; to authorize the
Legislature to waive theannu-
al application requirement in
subsequent years by general
law; and to specify that the
provision takes effect Dec. 7,
2006, is. self-executing, and
does not require implement-
ing legislation.
Legislative/Joint Resolu-
tion, this amendment was
placed on the ballot by the
See Amendment Page 2

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Scholarship program
The Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program was the
topic of'discussion at a recent kiwanis Club Meeting.
Kiwanis Member (left) Jenny Pung and guest speaker
(right)Erin Cox, Mentor/Student Advocate for the Indian
River Community College Foundation. The Kiwanis Club
,meets every Thursday at noon at the Village Square
Restaurant. Members of the public are invited to attend.

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Amendment 70
gives, tax

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resolution is passed in its present
form I can guarantee you it will
be challenged in court, because
it is not good law."
He claimed that 94 percent of
sexual offenders do not reoffend
and that laws restricting living
areas for sexual offenders do not
make the community safer.
"Only 1 percent of sexual
offenders are pedophiles, yet all
our laws are based on that 1 per-
cent," he told the commission-
Rev. Witherow claimed that
those who have committed sex-
ual crimes are the easiest to min-
ister to because these men have
so much shame, and they cry
out for mercy.
"We serve a God of mercy,"
he said. "These men are not a
threat to the community, they
are not a threat to anybody and
they will not re-offend."
He backed up this statement
by citing studies that show 94
percent of sexual offenders

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for teacher with a master's
degree, $3,000 for a specialist's
degree and $4,000 for a doctor-
ate. The union had requested
$2,100, $3,100 and $4,100 bonus-
es, respectively.
Overall, the total package for
teacher salaries and benefits was
6.89 percent or $1,648,557 over
the current pay scale.
Classified workers received a
total of 6.17 percent more in
salary and benefits or $472,570.
Ken Kenworthy, assistant
superintendent of schools, said
both sides wanted to settle the
issue. He said the board was very
pleased with the settlement.
Union official Magi Cable was
also pleased with the outcome of
the talks.
"We got everything we asked
for except bonuses for graduate
degrees, so we signed," she said.
Ms. Cable said teachers would
see an increase of anywhere
from $1,500 to $4,300 in their
She added that she was glad
progress was made toward elimi-
nating the balloon steps.
The assistant superintendent
said much of the financing for
the requested pay raise came

Continued From Page 1
of Transportation and National
Highway Safety Administration.
The paramedic program may
be taken as a technical certificate
(42 credits) or an A.S. degree (73
Students who successfully
complete the program will earn a
paramedic certificate and are
prepared for the state licensure
Students are trained in skills
such as endotrachael intubation,
defibrillation, pleural decom-
pression, interpretation of EKGs
and drug administration.
The goal of the program is to

Continued From Page 1
Florida Legislature during the
2006 Legislative Session. It was
required to pass both the Senate
and House by a 60 percent vote
to be eligible for the ballot.
Florida Legislature, (2006
Session), Rep. Ray Sansom (Fort
Walton Beach)
FOR: This is a chance to give
thanks to veterans who were
wounded in combat serving our
country. The amendment would
provide substantial ad valorem
or "property tax" relief for Flori-
da's military veterans who have
fought in a foreign war. The pro-
posed amendment would
ensure the exemption is in pro-
portion to the amount of disabil-
ity a veteran receives.
AGAINST: Every permanent
Florida resident who has legal
title to and resides on real prop-

UKeecnooee INews/reie uawaa
Rev. Witherow speaks to county commissioners at the board

never re-offend.
He claimed that 85 percent of
those who commit sexual
crimes never come to the atten-
tion of the court.
Commissioner Clif Betts
asked why, if these people were
so safe, they weren't housed in

from the fund balance. The rec-
ommended fund balance for
school districts is 5 percent. The
agreed upon raises will bring the
fund balance down to about 4.5
percent. However, Mr. Kenwor-
thy thinks that with hurricane
season almost over the lower
fund balance will not harm the
school district.
"I don't think there will be any
drastic cuts," he said. "We will be
very frugal."
The classified or non-instruc-
tional pay scale, which was
approved by bbth sides earlier
that same day, was completely
revamped compressing 28 sepa-
rate pay schedules into four
grades with uniform increases
between each of the 25 steps in
each pay grade.
With the teachers' pay sched-
ule, it will take several more
years, according to Mr. Kenwor-
thy, before inequities in the pay
scale can be worked out.
Through the years, for differ-
ent reasons, varying amounts of
money were added to different
steps resulting in "balloon steps"
out of proportion with the sur-
rounding steps.
Under the current pay sched-
ule, the difference between steps
varies from 1 percent to 3.7 per-
cent. The index is not much bet-
ter under the proposed pay scale

provide the graduate with the
knowledge, skill and profession-
al attributes associated with an
entry-level paramedic.
Graduates of the paramedic
program will be trained to pre-
vent and reduce mortality and
morbidity due to illness and
This program's availability in
Okeechobee will allow more
people to attend these classes
due to the lessened stress of driv-
ing out of town for so many
The next Okeechobee para-
medic program begins in the fall
of 2007. The deadline to apply for
this program is May 22, 2007.
To be eligible, a student must
be a state certified EMT, success-
fully complete "Survey of the

erty is eligible for a homestead
exemption of $25,000. Currently,
disabled veterans receive an
additional $5,000 homestead
exemption. Rather than an
"across-the-board" exemption,
the proposed amendment
would create exemptions of dif-
ferent amounts for each veteran.
What Your Vote Means
YES -If approved by voters,
Amendment #7 would lower
taxes for certain disabled veter-
ans by allowing them to take a
discount on their homestead
property tax equal in proportion
to the amount of disability as
determined by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs. (Effec-
tive Dec. 7, 2006).
NO -If Amendment #7 is
not approved by voters, the cur-
rent law which authorizes a
$5,000 exemption for ex-service-
men who are disabled to a
degree of 10 percent or more as
a result of service in war would
remain in place.
Financial Impact: The Office of
Economic and Demographic

Lake Worth where Rev. With-
erow lives.
4"I'm going to as soon as I find
property over there," he replied.
Rev. Witherow urged liberty
and justice for all including sex
offenders, who "he claims are
currently excluded from our

with the difference ranging from
0.17 percent to 3.28 percent.
Mr. Kenworthy said it would
take several years of adding
money to the lower percentage
steps to index them like the clas-
sified salary.
"We want to get to the point
where we treat everyone equal-
ly," he said.
Mr. Kenworthy said the union
would be presenting the pay pro-
posal to its members to vote on
before the Nov. 21 school board
meeting. If the union members
and the school board both ratify
the pay agreement, it would be
retroactive to July 1. Mr. Kenwor-
thy said that teachers and classi-
fied workers would receive one
lump sum check to make up the
He stressed that every effort
was made to make sure employ-
ees would not lose any money as
compared to the old pay sched-
The classified pay schedule
has been completely revised. All
teachers will advance at least one
step on the proposed pay scale if
they have been with the system
at least six months and have
received satisfactory evaluations.
Postyour opinions
in the Public Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached

Human Body" (BSC 1084),
achieve proper scores on the
TABE test, be CPR certified and
pass background and drug
According to
total costs for the Paramedic Cer-
tificate Program is $4,013 and
approximately $5,375 for the A.S.
degree. This includes the cost of
all required courses, lab fees and
other required items.
Scholarships are available to
those who qualify. Potential stu-
dents can visit www.irccfounda- for information on finan-
cial aid.
For additional information,
contact IRCC Dixon Hendry
Campus at 2229 NW Ninth Ave.;
or, call (863) 824-6000.

Research (EDR) has estimated the
fiscal impact to be $20.1 million.
Note: The Financial Impact
Estimating Conference is not
required to adopt and prepare
official financial impact state-
ments to accompany proposed
constitutional amendments
which are placed on the ballot
by the Florida Legislature. The
Revenue Estimating Conference
has estimated that the recurring
fiscal revenue to local govern-
ments will be $1 million; it does
not appear to have an impact on
local expenditures.
Required Documentation for
Disable Veterans to qualify for
exemptions includes:
Proof of residency at time
of entering service;
Proof that injury was com-
Official letter from the U.S.
Dept. of Veteran's Affairs stating
that the percentage of the veter-
an's service-connected perma-
nent disability; and,
Copy of the veteran's hon-
orable discharge.

"None of the people we work
with re-offend and our work has
proved that," Rev. Witherow
Rev. Witherow said he was
very selective and did not take 95
percent of the people who apply
for his ministry. He said he
would not take anyone who is
involved in violent crimes or
crimes involving a weapon.
Mr. Cassels reminded com-
missioners that three times Rev.
Witherow had failed to comply
with Okeechobee County zoning
Rev. Witherow answered that
he had all intentions of following
procedures on his property
north of Okeechobee on U.S.
441. As for his current facilities,
he said he did not run a halfway
house. He claimed that all of the
treatment was done at a different
location from where the offend-
ers live.
"We did not go against the
zoning codes," he said.
A second public hearing on
the ordinance will be held at the
next commission meeting on
Nov. 21.

Continued From Page 1
bond on the domestic violence
According to Detective Ted Van
Deman of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Dun-
can was being sought in connec-
tion with a Sept. 12 incident
where he allegedly fired two
rounds from a 16-guage shotgun
into the home of a family mem-
The detective said the shotgun
blasts went through the exterior
wall of the mobile home, and
then through two interior walls.
Pellets from the blast were found
in one bedroom of the home.
No one was in the home at the
time of the shooting.
The alleged shooting stemmed
from arguments between Duncan
and his wife, said Detective Van
Deman. Duncan, he added,
believed his wife was seeing
another man.
"He went on a drinking binge
for about two weeks and just lost
it," said the detective.
Detective Van Deman said at
one point Duncan was contacting
his wife via cell phone and threat-
ening her and her family. The
detective said the couple had
been married for about six years.
"The family believed him so
much that they went into hiding,"
he added.
In the initial report of the Sept.
12 incident, OCSO Deputy Bryan
Lowe stated that Duncan's wife
told him that her husband had at
least three firearms and that she
would be getting a restraining
order against him. He added in his
report that Duncan should be
considered armed and danger-
Detective Van Deman said the
stalking charges were filed
because Duncan would allegedly
enter the home where his wife
was living when no one was there
and look through things. On at
least one occasion, he entered his
wife's bedroom and watched her
while she slept, he added. There
was also at least one occasion, he
continued, when Duncan tore up
the yard at the house with his car.
"This was during the time he
was on his drinking binge," said
Detective Van Deman.
Duncan, who has been sought
by law enforcement since Sept.
12, was arrested Oct. 25 at the
home of his parents in Largo
without incident. He was arrested
by Detective Summers and Cor-
poral Davis of the Pinellas County
Sheriff's Office.
"When I called them for help,
they pretty much dropped every-
thing they were doing, and in four
days they had him in custody,"
said Detective Van Deman.


In an article on page one of the
Thursday, Oct. 26, edition of the
Okeechobee News the Kiwanis
were mentioned as participants in
the appearance of Joe Negron,
Republican candidate for the 16th
Congressional district seat. The
event was organized and held by
the Okeechobee Republican
Party. The Kiwanis were not
responsible for bringing Mr.
Negron to Okeechobee.

Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license. In other words,
if you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your driver's
license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not have to
search for relatives.
Go to website
to emergency contacts, put in your drivers license and then it will ask
for the name, address, and phone number of two people you want to
S | have contacted, save and you're done.
S For more information on adding emergency contacts or other relat-
-. ed concerns, please contact the nearest Florida Driver's License Office.

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 2p.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

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 obligations.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and information
about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website at

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Auxil-
iary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions.
The 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 rescue.
For information, call (863) 763-0165.

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The Okeechobee News, Friday, October 27, 2006 "

Everglades students are excelling in academics

Mrs. Noonan's class has begun
our 100 Book Challenge. The chil- picking their own books
to share and read with their fami-
lies. We are learning
about the letter Nn .
and the word
go. In math -
" we're counting
and learning to"
identify numerals.
Miss Snyder's class welcomes
Christian Matias! The boys and girls
enjoy making new words in the
iWord Family House. During math;
.the children were excited when
they found their numbers 0-10 on
the number line and build their
' groups of cubes, bears, or frogs.
These 10 students know how to be
really cool! They were in school
with perfect attendance this first
nine weeks: Tyler Boatwright, Mea
Creech, Destiny Haney, Brianna
Herrera, Dylan Jacobs, Enoc Leon,
Mario Raya, LaFasia Smith, Enrique
Velazques, and Walter Webb. They
" will have lunch with Miss Snyder.
S Mrs.'Moore's class has been
enjoying doing the 100 Book Chal-
lenge in class and we are going to
start taking our books home soon.
We are learning about scarecrows.
We read "Barn Dance." It is our
next A.R. book. We learned a spe-
, cial barn dance with the help of
Mrs. Gaucin and Mr. Larry Moore.
He is a drama specialist and he is
teaching us about the four tools of
drama and how we can use drama
when we learn other things. We

Submitted photo
Here are Everglades Students of the Week for Oct. 23, through Oct. 28. The following students
are achieving excellence in the classroom: kindergarten; Danny Hayes, Jose Gonzalez, Cory
Romer, Brianna Herrera, Zachary Johnson; first grade, James Cunningham, Cade Newman,
Nathanael Nicoll, Jose Juarez, David Jennings; second grade,Mlichael Hawthorne, Janavise
Futch, Alex Ortiz, Ana Gandarilla, Jasmine Gomez; third grade, Kourtney Souder. Christine
Carnley, Jennifer Gillum, Jaquan Epps, Joseph Benjamin; fourth grade, Brandon Casey, Jas-
mine Hernandez, Joshua Sieracki, Karimah Calvillo; and, fifth grade, Yogesh Utam, Cody Soud-
er, C.J. Eddings and Autumn Wofford. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

are learning about numbers. We
are making a scarecrow and doing
a scarecrow counting book which
helps us to learn how to make our
numbers and to practice counting.
First Grade
First grade agenda books are
packed full of all sorts of informa-
tion that your child will use each

day. The colorful books are a great.
way for parents, teachers and stu- .
dents to keep in touch. Your child
or teacher may write spelling and
reading words, daily schedules,
homework assignments,
reminders or comments on behav-
ior in student agenda books. When
your child brings home their agen-
da book, please look over it and

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return it the next day. It is great to
know what is going on at school.
Let's work together to make agen-
da books a big success.
Second Grade.
Miss Hunt's class is having so
much fun this Halloween season!
We're writing scary acrostic
poems, reading scary stories to tell
in the dark and writing a magic"
brew recipe. Math is still easy with
addition, but maybe that will get
scary soon too!
Mrs. Brady's class enjoyed yel-
low cake with smeared chocolate
frosting to end our story "Hedge-
hog Bakes a Cake." We are looking
forward to painting our Halloween
masks and being in the Halloween
Mrs. Campbell's class is enjoy-
ing science. Chapter Two is about
Changes in Matter. We made a mix-
ture and enjoyed eating it! Our
-papier mache mixture is not edible!
The finished product will be neat,
Mr. Wright's class is looking for-
ward to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Our class is thankful for our par-
ents, our families, our teachers and
our friends.
Mrs. Kirby's class has had lots of
fun in the month of October. We
have been working hard in reading
and math. The October Students of:
the Month have enjoyed painting
their pumpkins, while the whole
class has loved receiving the cool
Halloween. stickers for their hard.
work and good behavior. We are
on our way toward filling up our
reward books.
Ms. Stokes' class is enjoying the
beautiful fall weather. It inspired us
to make "fall" acrostic poems that
we turned into a huge tree. It made
a fantastic lIteracy display. In math
w\e are doing regrouping with addi-
tion In reading we are discussing
.our story "Lemonade for Sale." Our
Student of the Week is Alex Lopez.
Third Grade
Mrs. Tilton's class will begin
mastering money concepts in
math. In Vriting, \we are letting our
imaginations run away with us;as
we start our study of narrative form.
In science we are studying force
.and motion." We will be demon-
strating New-Ion's la\s oft motion
\\ith racing ramps and matchbox
cars. Slinkies and jump ropes help
us learn about wave motion and
Miss Kauffman's class is begin-
ning a new money unit in math,
We are still working hard of the 100
Book Challenge and learning to
love to read! We continue our study
of energy in science by making and
flying our own kites. We are prac-
ticing our narrative writing with a
story about a day when pets talk!
Ms. Jan Watford's reading class
is presenting "A World Record
Pumpkin" Reader's Theater on Fri-
day, Oct. 27. The students are very
excited about showing off their:
reading skills. All parents are invited
to attend. \Ve \\ill conclude our
program with a party.
Fifth Grade
Miss Kosinski's class is working
hard on trying to earn days on our
homework tally banner. The class
has to complete all homework to
achieve a tally. So far we haven't

New gardening courses

Submitted photo
Troop #497 visits pumpkin patch
The Daisy Girl Scouts from troop #497 visited the Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch on Oct.
17th. This was a special treat for, the girls who finished a service project, "Use Resources
Wisely", of collecting used blankets, towels and sheets that were delivered to Okeechobee
Veterinary Hospital. The collection was accompanied by a card the girls hand made.

IRCC campuses host open house on Nov. 9

Treasure Coast residents inter-
ested in earning a GED or. high
school diploma are invited to a free
open house held by the Indian
River Community College Adult
Education Department on Thurs-
day, Nov. 9, at IRCC campuses
throughout the area.
"You can sign up now for one of
IRCC's free programs to get a high
school education for a better job
and brighter future," said Dr. Tony
lacono, associate dean, IRCC
Developmental Education. "Visit
;-o our open house, meet our friendly
, teachers and find out more."
Information on IRCC's Adult
High School, GED Preparation, and

English as a Second Language pro-
grams, as well as the new pre-
health academy track will be avail-
able. Participants .will also learn
how they can continue their educa-
tion at IRCC. Refreshments will be
served and door prizes awarded.
The open house events will be
held at the following campuses
and times:
IRCC Main Campus, Tomeu
Center for Career & Academic
Advancement, 3209 -Virginia
Ave., Fort Pierce, 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. & 5:30 to 7 p.m.,
(772) 462-7401
IRCC St. Lucie West Campus,
500 NW California Blvd., Port St.

Lucie, 6 until 8 p.m., (772) 336-
IRCC Chastain Campus,
Thomas Career Tech Building,
2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart, 6
until 8 p.m., (772) 419-5612. "
IRCC Mueller Campus, 6155
College Lane, Vero Beach, 6 until
8 p.m.,
GED Bldg. A, Room 114 &
ESL Bldg. B. Room 101, (772)
IRCC Dixon Hendry Campus,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., Okee-
chobee, 10 a.m. until noon, (863)
For more information, call toll-
free at 1-866-866-4722, ext. 7400.


Alonzo Scott Hatch
Alonzo Scott Hatch, age 84, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 23,2006.
Mr. Hatch is survived by: his
wife, Lucy Hatch; son, Raymond of
Florida; and, daughter, Sharon
Fogg of Connecticut.
Inurnment will be at Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Arrangements were handled by
National Cremation Society, Lake

Marianne Vestal
Marianne Vestal, age 69, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 26, 2006, at
the Hamrick Home. Mrs. Vestal
was born March 19, 1937, in
Munich, Germany to Max and
Anna Waldmann. She was of the
Catholic faith having come to
Okeechobee from Tennessee in
1970. She loved gardening, pets
and caring for her children and
Mrs. Vestal was preceded in
death by: her husband, James
Louis Vestal.
She is survived by: her three
sons, Jimmy Allen Payne, Larry
Robert Payne and Louis James

Vestal, all of Okeechobee; two
grandsons, Jimmy Allen Payne, Jr.
and Daniel Dean Lamb II; grand-
daughter, Tiffany Ann Farless; and,
great grandson, Troy Donavan
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m.,
on Monday, Oct. 30,2006, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church with Father
Sean Mulcahy officiating.
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory. 205
N.E. 2nd Street, Okeechobee.
Lee Alan Hadden
Lee Alan Hadden, age 33, for-
merly of Okeechobee, died Oct. 17,
2006, at his residence in Dunsmuir,
Calif. He loved to travel and loved

the California and Ohio country-
side. He never met a stranger and
befriended everyone.
He is preceded in death by: his
parents, Clarence and Elaine Had-
den; and, sister Annina Blevins.
He is survived by: his four broth-
ers, Anthony (Patricia) Hadden of
Troy, N.Y, John (Sherry) Hadden of
Torrington, Conn., Daniel Hadden
of Racine, Ohio., and Paul (Dawn)
Hadden of Riceville, Tenn.; eight
sisters, Connie Mclntire of Elizaville,
N.Y, Lanece Hadden of Ft. Pierce,
Kimberlie (Walt) Thompson of
Camarillo, Calif., Marcia (Steve)
Brown of Dexter City, Ohio., Mau-
reen Hadden of Deland, Carol
(Ricky) Presnell of Easley, S.C.,
Colleen (Roy) Thomas of Okee-
chobee, and Jan Hadden of Fort.
Pierce; and, many nieces and
The family will hold a memorial
service at a later date in Dexter City,
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home and Crema-
tory, 110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-
chobee, FL.

will be offered in t]

., .FORT; PIERCE Human
Resources Management, Intro-
duction to Natural Resources and.
Annual and Perennial Gardening
are a few of the University of Flori-
da offerings for the spring 2007
semester. The courses will be
offered at the UF Indian River
Research and Education Center,
or IRREC, in Fort Pierce. Under-
graduate courses will be instruct-
ed by UF professors and a lecturer
at the Fort Pierce location. Addi-
tional course offerings for gradu-
ate degrees are listed online at: The
semester will begin Jan. 8. Each
course will be held in the early
evening, with a low student to
teacher ratio. Additional under-
graduate- courses will cover com-
munications and technical writ-
ing, insect classification, principals
of economics and principals of
agribusiness management. :
Enrollment for UF courses at
IRREC is open now and will con-
tinue until Jan. 8, 2007.
The University of Florida at
IRREC has offered degree pro-
grams for eight years. Bachelor's
degree programs in Agribusi-

nessManagement and in Envi-
ronmental Management are
available to students with an
Associate in Arts degree. Mas-
ter's degree programs include
Agricultural Education and
Communication, Entomology,
Environmental Horticulture, and
Environmental Science. Certifi-
cate programs include Agribusi-

he spring

kiess Management, Agricultural
Education and Communication,
and Entomology.
For more information about
IRREC course offerings, scholar-
ships and degree programs con-
tact Kim Wilson, Coordinator,
Student Support Services, at
(772) 468-3922 x 126, or by e-
mail at:

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does the air -flow? Mrs. Washing-
ton's class investigated the direc-
tion in which the balloon moved.
We found out the air, travels in an
opposite direction of the balloon.
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forward. This demonstrates New-
ton's Third Law of Motion.
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are enjoying our new Start to Finish
reading series. Students are able to
read as a group or have stories read
to them on the computer. Students
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track their progress. Fourth and fifth
grade are reading "Dr. Jekyll and
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the Wilson Reading system. We
have a lot of fun using our magnet-
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our sounds. Using manipulative
helps us to remember what we
Miss.May's class is enjoying the
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20 steps each. Way to go! We are
also reading "How to East Fried
Worms" to join in our school wide
read along. Congratulations to this
week Student of the Week, Leonel
Mrs. Enrico's class just complet-
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students wrote:about what's cook-
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their recipe, listed the ingredients,
and Wrote steps to prepare it. My
class really liked the end results. We
,are proud of Fernando Lopez who
is our Student of the Week
Mr. Bonasera's class is really
working hard on the 100 Book
Challenge. Our students are spend-
ing a good portion of every math
lesson improving their computa-
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
LETTER: This is in regard to the Letter to the Editor about the per-
son who was in the car lot and had been drinking and was almost
unconscious. As long as the man did not drive away, I don't see any-
thing wrong with it.

INSURANCE: How can the state of Florida pay $703 million for
criminals when there's poor working people and others that can't
even afford insurance to get medical care? That's why all these people
are out there robbing and murdering and everything else.

RAULERSON: This is concerning Mr. Raulerson with the City Police
Department, I see where he did nothing wrong. Other employees from
the state all the way to the federal government did the same thing he

DRUNK DRIVER: I just read the Letter to the Editor signed by Sandra
Davis and I agree with her 100 percent. The problem is there are a lot
of drunk drivers and nothing happens to them. They go free. They're
the good old boys. Finally, this woman had the nerve to put in what's
bad. He had no right to let the man go. If you're drunk, you're drunk.
You don't need to be let go.

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home 10,000 troops, drop 10,000 bombs, bring home 10,000 troops,
drop 10,000 bombs and see how fast it would be over with.

ABORTION: I would like to say all those in favor of abortion have
already been born.

ROLLING: This is in regard to the murderer, Rolling, they just exe-
cuted. The news said his last meal was lobster and shrimp. I can't
afford lobster and shrimp and Ilwork a good job. Do you have to go to
jail to eat decent? If I order my last meal it's going to be elephant, slow
cooked on the grill.

LYPO: I was 20 to 25 pounds overweight, with my weight evenly
distributed. I spent seven years and thousands of dollars with a derma-
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his mistakes. In 2005, this final touch up cost me $2,000, including
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with my new body. And, there's no need for more 'lypo.'

Community Events

ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking. prepaid
orders for our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-
brass Christmas ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1.
The ornament includes a numbered certificate and historical
information. The cost of the 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.

Fort Pierce church hosting The Isaacs
Westside Baptist Church, 3361 S. Jenkins Road, Fort Pierce,
will feature Dove Award-winning and bluegrass/gospel recording
artists The Isaacs on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be avail-
able at the door for a donation of $20 each. For information, call
(772) 461-7828.

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.

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Letters to the Editor

I'll see you
at the polls
The voting process has never
been more important than in the
coming 2006 local election.
Specifically, both county commis-
sioner and city council seats will
be up for grabs and it will be these
men that will lead us into unchart-
ed waters of substantial growth
and significant change.

Voter turn out for the primaries
was rather small and some were
seriously concerned over this.
Personally, I have to believe the
lack of voting response was only
due to lack of knowledge con-
cerning the "real" issues facing all
of us, I believe the vast majority of
Okeechobee citizens will respond
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Upcoming Events

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 Unit-
ed 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 infor-
mation, 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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will bean 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.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting,from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
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 Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast Fr breakfast. For information, call (863)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Centerat (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 infor-
mation, 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 meetat 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p'.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from
5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interest-
ed in working towards the betterment of our community. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. atthe Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin 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 are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
there from 9a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For information,
call Hugh Lambert at (863)763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
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 to join.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)

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.

chobee County, have been given
the right and responsibility to not
only vote but to personally under-
stand the issues as well. If we
don't get informed, then we'll
have to accept the decisions
made for us -- whether per-
ceived as good or not so good.
I hope we citizens will consid-
er a posture of being proactive,
versus reactive, in knowing what
we are voting for as well-

informed citizens.
So, just what are some of the;
present and forthcoming issues?
Well, I have identified some of
them as: concurrency manage-
ment; economic development"
plan; storm water drainage; infra- ,.
structure needs; and, safety/emer-'.
gency needs
Well, there it is. I hope to see
you voting on Nov. 7, 2006.
Ted Kelchner

Community Events

CIS will host skate night
Communities in Schools is hosting a skate night on Friday, Oct.
27, from 6 until 10 p.m. at the Okeechobee Skate Park. All partici-
pants will need a valid skate pass and a helmet to participate. Par-
ent pickup will be promptly at 10 p.m. For information, call Mike
Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

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-

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.

4-Hers to clean saddles
The Bits and Spurs 4-H Club will clean saddles on Saturday,
Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon as a fundraising activity. Saddles will
be cleaned and oiled for $25 each. The saddle cleaning will be
done at Eli's Trailer Sales, on State Road 70. Saddles may be
dropped off for cleaning on Saturday, or in' advance to any club
member. All proceeds will go to 4-H activities.

Gangs topic of talk show
Family Stations,. Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Oct. 28, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM The guests will be
Sergeant J.T. Wills, supervisor; Deputy Barry Boger and Deputy
Kevin Pfeifer, school resource unit of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's
Office. The topic of the show will be gangs. For information, con-
tact Sgt. J.T. Wills at (772) 462-3357.

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.

Church plans Hallelujah Party
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will be host-
ing a Hallelujah Party Sunday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. A finger food sup-
per will be followed by a Bible character dress up at 6 p.m.

Halloween swap shop is slated
New items will be collected for a Halloween swap in the park
on Oct. 31. Bring items for Martha's House (paper goods, cleaning
supplies, etc.) and Hospice (night lights, books, manicure sets,
candy, etc.) and get a treat in exchange. For information, call Pat
Keebler at (863) 763-2486.

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 Chamber of Commerce are offering a safe alternative to door-
to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween Festival will take place
Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park downtown and it will be free. If you
would like to sponsor a booth, prizes or make a monetary dona-
tion, call (863) 357-6246.
Board plans brown-bag lunch meeting
SThe Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition advisory board
will meet Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. from
11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting for
board members only. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-
1977, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Yard sale hosted by Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. Everything must go to make room for the Festival of Trees.
Donated items are needed and monies benefit patient care,

including services at The Hamrick Home. For information, call
Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Marshall and Darter take final tourney Brahman bowlers

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Jack Marshall and Jerry Darter
took first place in the final regular
tournament of the Okee-Tantie
Team Trail Sunday afternoon at
Okee-Tantie Marina. They had a
total weight of 16.53 lbs. after a .50
penalty for one dead fish.
Thirty boats with 60 anglers
took to the water of Lake Okee-
chobee Sunday morning at safe
light. Anglers battled the heat,
humidity and another tournament
in attempting to find where the fish
were hiding.
Steve Fairtrace and his partner
Curtis Lewis finished in second
place with 16.27 lbs.
Third place went to Ken Fit-

ton and Mark Brader for their
13.97 lb. catch:
Jim Hurlock and Socrtes Gemiti-
zoylou brought six fish weighing
11.54 lbs. to the scale to clinch
fourth place.
Fifth place was awarded to
Michael Holland and Kermit Rus-
sell for their 9.82 lb. bag of fish.
Pat Dravo and his partner Terry
Frisenda brought an 8 lb. bass to the
scale to hook the big fish award.
This was the final tourney of the
Okee-Tantie Team Trail for this sea-
son. The Trail will hold its champi-
onship tournament on Dec. 9 and
10 at Scott Driver Park, directly
across from the Okee-Tantie Mari-
na. The Trail will hold its annual
banquet on Friday, Nov. 8 at Scott
Driver Park with dinner taking

place at 6 p.m.
The championship tournament
is open to the top 30 teams in the
point standings in the Trail. Those
eligible to compete are Ken Fitton
and Mark Brader; Michael Holland
and Kermit Russell; Curtis Lewis
and Steve Fairtrace; Jack Marshall
and Jerry Darter (Mike Surman);
Gregg Norling and Gerry Califano
(Ahmon Wilcox); Lawrence Ster-
ling and David Sterling; Larry
Crossman and Donnie Biggs;
Michael Zubricky and Dan Welch
(Mike Evans, Bobby Adams, Jasse
Stafford); Danny Williams, Sr. and
Leroy Pompey; John Burke and Val
Osinski (Bill Boliek, Jimmy Burke);
Mac Russell and Ronald Rodgers-
Beau Rodgers; Larry Wright and
Cody Wright; Jim Hurlock and Dick

Myers (Charlie Librizzi, Socrtes
Gemitizoylou); Doug Vest and Josh
Vest; Jim Joseph and Mark Rice;
Pat Dravo and Terry Frisenda;
Collin Munns and Cary Frisenda;
Bob Stafford and Keith Perron
(Shane Simpson); Herb Bringger
and Ken Goodwein; Darla McIn-
tosh and Charlie Hays; Brent Propst
and Chuck Faremouth; Justin
Schwier and Juan Ruiz; Mike Frost
and Rodney Mellette; -Buck Dur-
rance and Rafe Durrance; John
Kappauf and Tom Kappauf; Byron
Childers and Jimmy Burke (Ron
Yentz); Bill Hays and Josh Mcln-
tosh-Tony Floyd; Mark Baldel and
Kenny McArthur; Leif Garrard and
Clint Mehrer and Glenn King and
Kennetih King (C.L. King)..

fall to Eagles

Both Brahdman.., boiling
teams fell to the Eagles ofCen-
tennial High School Tuesday
afternoon at Stardust Lanes in
The Brahman boys lost all
seven points and evened their
conference record to 8-8,. The
boys' team was led by Sonny
Lowe's 593 series with 210 and
203 high games; Abel Banda's
220 high and BobbySpelts' 211
The Lady .Brahmans also
lost all seven points bringing

their conference record to 9-7.
The ladies were led by Glenda
Shanks' `49 high and;:.Alycia
Eddings ..
149 high
Brah- ~ ..,
will compete in the Treasure'
Lake Conferhence championship
-on Oct, 31, followed by their last
match of the season against Lin-
coln Park on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at
Stardust Lanes. The match will
begin at 3:30 p.m.

Sports Briefs

Careful kick
Ali's Arcade drove down the field to score on Kassella Construction in the 10 and under
division of the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation youth soccer program. The game
was held Saturday at the Okeechobee County soccer fields.

Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost &
Gdblins Open Bass Tournament
to benefit "Our House", a non-
profit program serving children
and their families, will take place
on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the public
boat ramp in Clewiston. Entry
fee is $120 per two person team,
and includes big fish pot. Entries
are accepted by mail or at the
Anglers Marina on Saturday, Oct.
28 from 1 until 5 p.m. For infor-
mation contact Jim Pollock at
(954) 695-6035 or Tim Celesti at
Alumni bowling
tourney planned
The second annual Okee-
chobee High School Brahman
alumni bowling tournament
fundraiser has been scheduled
for Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Star-
dust Lanes, beginning at 1 p.m.
The format will be a 3-game
match with scratch scoring.
Teams will consist of four mem-
bers, preferably two males and
two females. The entry fee is $60
per team or $15 per member. All
entry forms and fees must be
turned in by. Nov. 3, at practice.
Checks must be made out to the
O.H.S. bowling team. There will
be trophies for high game and
high series plus special trophies
for last place team members..

Tournament shirts will be on'sale
for $5 for teams. For information
contact Coach Howard at either
O.H.S.-(863) 462-5025 ext. 1704
or home'at (863) 763-2305.
OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School

boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
T's as soon as possible,:
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with fhe school.
'For inform action contact
coach.Klark Ward at, (863) 634-

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* The Okeechobee News, Friday, October 27,2006

Meet Your County Commission Candidates

Community Events

Theodore Ted'
Age 57
Spouse: Denise Keichner
since 1977
FPamnl. Son Eric; Daughters -
Tina and Melissa; six grandchil-
Graduate of
Hialeah. High
School 1968;
in tool and die;
State Certified
Building Con-
tractor 'Td
(CBC1250942); Kelchnerv
Contractors -
Institute Certificate of Compli-
ance; State of Florida Notary
Businpss: K Builders, Inc. -
vice president; Family Homes -
general manager; Ted's Utility
Mart president; Ted's Mobile
Home Service -president.
Affiations: More to Life
Church; Rotary Club 2-plus
years; Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Advisory Board 7-plus
years; former president Okee-c
chobee Chamber of Commerce
A 1 year); Chamber of Commerce
xecutwe :Board (3 years);
Affordable Housing Board mem-
ber (2-plUs years); Okeechobee
County Planning Board of
Adjustments & Appeals past
eight years and currently serving
with 100 percent attendance;
NFIB member; Okeechobee
Contractors Association mem-
ber; Highlands County Builders

eolem Roberson
rliAge 48 C
Spo-se: Ernestine
F Wilychildren Rodney,
Felecia and Diana Jackson; Asya,
Ashley and George W Roberson.
MU1ty: I joined the U.S.
Army in 1976; transferred to the
Army Reserve
in 1979, joined
the Florida
Guard in 1982;
and retired
after 26 years
of service in
Tift County George
School system Roberson
at Tifton, Ga.,
first through 12th grade. AA
Burlington County College, N.J.,
1982; BL5 Barry University,
Miami, 1992; MSW Barry Univer-
sity, Miami, 2001.

Professional: Florida certified
math, psychology and ESE
teacher; Florida licensed clinical
social worker.
Affiliations: 1991-92 member
Glades Inter-Agency network;
1992-93 member Southwest
AIDS network; 1997-99 task
force leader, Okeechobee Men
of Promise; 2002-05 Okee-
chobee County Commission
Affordable Housing Committee;
1999-present Okeechobee Com-
munity Improvement Associa-
tion, current president; 2005-
present Board of Directors of
Faith Academy Pre-school.
Provided no biography or
Candidates respond
to questions
Q: How would you propose
to make the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center more accessi-
ble to local groups and to get
more use of the facility?
Theodore "Ted" Kelchner: I
believe the director should solic-
it and work with local groups to
bring them to the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter. A climate controlled building
needs to be built so local func-
tions can better use the facility.
We have to be active and cre-
ative in encouraging local
groups to use the grounds.
George Roberson:, I spoke
with the current director of the
agri-civic center. He brings a
wealth of knowledge to the job.
This is the first step of getting
more use of the facility. The cost
should also be less for non-profit
e Marvin Wherrell: We must
make the Agri-Civic center more
accessible. The best way to
accomplish this is to make it a
multi-functional facility. The new
director who was recently hired,
Pete Keogh, is the first part of
this solution. We must utilize his
full potential.
Q: Do you think the fair will
be a successful economic asset
to the county, and should the
county spend more money for
improvements on a fairground?
Theodore "Ted" Kelchner:
The fair would be no different
than the annual Speckled Perch
Festival, etc. We must encourage
this type of. recreation for our
community. My understanding is
that all profits generated for the
fair have to go back into the fair
grounds. If done properly, this is,
an investment in our future.
George Roberson: The fair

will be a successful economic
event for the county. But, we
must view it as an investment.
Sufficient funds should be allo-
cated for improvements. We
should not expect a pay off for
two to three years.
e Marvin Wherrell: It is
important to have an Okee-
chobee County fair due to its
ability to increase the awareness
of our county's agricultural roots
and to encourage a higher level
of learning through educational.
exhibits. The present county
commissioners have already
made funds available in the new
budget for the county fair.
Q: What are your plans to
encourage new industry to come
to Okeechobee County?
Theodore "Ted" Kelchner:
We will need to set up an aggres-
sive, comprehensive economic
development plan. We must
diversify our local economy and
encourage different types of
industry to locate here. It is
important to promote our geo-
graphical location in order to
attract good clean industry.
George Roberson: Create a
county agency that is responsi-
ble for economic development.
Its mission would be to identify
future economic and workforce
trends, assist the local educa-
tional institutions in preparing
county residents to compete in
the job market. It would also be
responsible for identifying com-
panies that pay high wages and
have low impact on county
Marvin Wherrell: We must
make new industry a number
one priority. As a full time com-
missioner, one of my main con-
cerns will be to attract the right
kind of new industry. My experi-
ence in business in our commu-
nity and state will give me an
edge in this process.
Q: Are you in favor of some
type of economic development
authority that would be an
agency of county government?
Theodore "Ted" Kelchner:
In a recent economic develop-
ment plan, prepared for the
county it was recommended that
we create a private not-for-profit
economic development corpo-
ration. As a county leader, I
would encourage this type of
approach. The county must
work hand-in-hand with this
group toi ensure that fhe eco-
nomic future of Okeechobee
County stays balanced.
e George Roberson: Yes, its
mission would be to, identify
future economic and workforce

trends, and assist the local edu-
cational institutions in preparing
county residents to compete in
the job market. It would also be
responsible for identifying com-
panies that pay high wages and
have low impact on county
e Marvin Wherrell: No, eco-
nomic development must come
from the private sector, not an
agency of the county govern-
Q: How do you plan to bal-
ance growth with our agricultur-
al background?
Theodore "Ted" Kelchner:
Agriculture will have a place in
our economic development
plan. I do not believe agriculture
alone can support the level of
service that we all demand.
There will have to be a viable
balance between new industry
and agriculture.
George Roberson: After
completing a thorough research
on the issue, there should be
regulations passed that would
assure that a percentage of land
will remain for agriculture use.
e Marvin Wherrell: We must
manage the county's growth for
a better balance with our agri-
culture industry and interest.
Q: How do you propose to
enforce the concurrency regula-
tions that are mandated in the
county's land development regu-
Theodore "Ted" Kelchner:
The land development regula-
tions mandate we affirm concur-
rency regulations. As elected
officials, we uphold the laws ,of
our county, state and country.
We must follow the Land Devel-
opment Regulations. New devel-
opment must prove to be con-
current with all levels of service
they require before permitting.
George Roberson: At the
present, the county has no way
to measure concurrency compli-
ance. The first concern for the
issue is to develop a tool that will
measure concurrency compli-
ance, and to assess impact fees
on new development to ensure
that concurrency is met and
Marvin Wherrell: Concur-
rency management must' be
started as soon as the new com-
missioners come on the board.
Okeechobee must adopt a level
of service standards, for public
,facilities, and .services. The
enforcement part -of this might
be better served by hiring private
companies, at least for the short

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

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
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'New Hope opens new clinic, education center

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
PAHOKEE Since 1989,
New Hope Charities in Pahokee
has dedicated itself to helping
those in need, paying special
attention to the indigent popula-
tion of migrants and farm work-
ers who live in the area.
The program has offered resi-
dents a variety of programs and
has seen many of its former par-
ticipants go on to graduate from
high school and college. Its food
program serves over 200 fami-
lies and the program's educa-
tidnal programs reach out to
Members of the Fanjul family
have helped the center reach
another of its goals, to build a
complex that will suitably house
ai proper education program and
:.The family's Holiday Bazaar
event helped to raise funds for the
construction of the facility, with
Andres and Cathie Fanjul person-
ally involved in the effort. Fin-
ished earlier this year, the Chelsea
Morrison Health Clinic and New

Hope Charities Education Center
is now open for business.
The cornerstone of the pro-
gram, the after school program
for children ages 7 to 14 has
grown substantially since the
organization first opened its
doors in Pahokee. It was time to
look for a suitable facility to
accommodate the expansion.
The 7,400 square foot educa-
tion facility has several class-
rooms that will house the pro-
gram's ESOL and adult
education classes. A full library
filled with books provided by
one of New Hope's newest part-
ners, the Palm Beach County
Library System, will encourage
children and adults to perfect
their reading skills, while a com-
puter room with 15 new com-
puters is set to help them learn
to use computers properly.
Guillermo Rivera, who super-
vises the local program, takes
pride in New Hope's willingness
to remain flexible to meet the
needs of the community. All of the
programs offered by the center
are the result of community mem-
bers asking for the programs, as

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Looking back.....
This photo shows three young ladies at the First Baptist
Church. If you can identify any of them or have other
details, please contact the Clewiston Museum at 863-983-
2870 or

well as the administration taking a
good look at what was needed in
Pahokee, said the director.
The food program was imple-
mented to help feed families
who otherwise would not be
able to enjoy a good meal; the
ESOL classes directly target edu-
cating a community that is strug-
gling with understanding a new
language. The computer classes
came after a group of children
sat down at a row of computers
and no one among them knew
quite how to turn the computers
on. A partnership with Redlands
Christian Migrant Association
provided a daycare for children
of working parents.

By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
Bay and Moonshine Bay are large,
beautiful marshes close to the
city, but but the only access is by
boat, and even then it is haz-
ardous to get there through the
Moore Haven Canal.
The Moore Haven Canal Trail
Project would restore the canal and
create access for tourists, pleasure
craft and fishermen. Russell Echols,
county commissioner, and Bret
Whidden, city mayor, are working
together on the project to widen
and deepen the canal.
A walking and biking path can
be created after the canal is
dredged, according to plans. The
soil that is removed will be placed
on the east bank of the canal. Then
the top of the bank can be graded
down to a semi flat surface to sup-
port walkers and bike riders.
Also in the plan are passes that
extend out from the canal to
accommodate airboats. Another
goal of the project would create
wooden archways that span across
the passes. Hikers can walk over
the arches while airboats would
pass underneath.
Digging out the canal would
restore it as a navigable route as it
once was back in 1915. That is
when its original purpose \\as to
provide transport of concrete for
constructing the old Moore Haven
locks bv the Lone Cypress in the
d.:'\ntow\n section. Afterwards,

The education and clinic facili-
ty promises to continue New
Hope's role in the community,
said Mr. Rivera.
According to Lyanne Aze-
quetta, New Hope's Executive
Director, the charity had also
studied the possibility of locating
a clinic facility to service local
residents, a dire need following
the closing of the local hospital
years ago. Residents need some-
place to go and the options avail-
able to them at the moment are
few, according to staff.
While running a clinic could
prove difficult for a non-profit
organization like New Hope, that
fact did not stop supporters from

commercial and recreational fish-
.ermen used the canal, making it
vital to the economy. of Moore
Haven and Glades County.
Bret Whidden, city mayor, said
he's loved th ke and marshes his
entire life. "The project would open
up a world for sightseers, bird
watchers, fishermen and duck
hunters," he said.
In addition to the walkway and
archways, informational kiosks
and an observation tower may be
built. Tourists could be ferried from
the Alvin Ward Sr. boat ramp out to
the canal recreation area.
The Moore Haven Canal Trail
would not just open up a seven-
mile artery into the western side of
Lake Okeechobee, but would also
allow residents and guests to see
and admire the heart of south Flori-
da's ecosystem, supporters'say.
Russell Echols, commissioner,
also loves the Big Water. "This is an
opportunity for the city and county
to work together," he said.
He and Bret Whidden believe
this project will have a positive
impact on the economy of Moore
Haven and boost eco-tourism in
the Glades County area.


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embracing the clinic concept.
Built alongside the education
building, the clinic has six exam
rooms, a large waiting area and
offices for clinical staff.
Mr. Rivera said negotiations
are underway with a physician
who may practice at the site, one
of the stipulations being that the
clinic must provide at least 15 per-


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cent of its overall services to the
indigent community. The plan is
based on the premise that every-
one should have access to quality
healthcare, no matter a person's
individual status.
"We're very excited about the
clinic opening," said Ms. Azquet-
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Glades County Arrest Report

The following individuals %were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence iDUIi)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office LOCSO), the Semi-
nole Police Department IOCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol IFHPi ,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con.
servation Commission i \C.) or
the Department of Corrections
Blake Durrance, 2u, Lake
Placid, was arrested Oct. 1-1 b\
SPD Oflficer Goodman on charges
of possession of a controlled sub-
stance Itwo counts.) and posses-
sion of a concealed w eapon. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Shannon Underhill, 36,
Okeechobee, %was arrested b\
Oct. 16 by Detective Steve Harris
on a warrant charging her with
fleeing and eluding a law enforce-

menrt officer. dri\ ing while, license
suspended, resisting a law
enforcement t (,llicer \itilh %uio-
lence and possession of a con-
trolled substance w'ithoul a pre-
scription. His bond w\as set at
Raymond Crisler, 55, Ruskin,
was ariesied Oct 17 bir Sergeant
Ronnie Baker on felon\ charges
of possession ol miariluana with
intent Io sell, possession oI rni ai-
juana o\ ei 21)I eracis and a nmisde-
rneanor chai0e ol possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond .% as
set t a I 0. ,11 ).
El\ sia Fur2., 2'0, IK.\ Lari o,.
'ans anested O,~t I b\ Sgt Ron-
me Baker on a le':in\ chae3e i.)
possession of cocaine and mride-
meanor charges o, possEssissn of
marijuana under 20 grams and
resisting a law enforcement offi-

cer without violence. Her bond
w\as set at 10,000.
e Ingrid Terra, Lutz, was arrest-
ed Oct. 17 b Sgt. Ronnie Baker on
a charge of possession of cocaine.
Her bond was set at $l10,000.
Juslin Harris, 25, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 18 b\
Deputy Bryan Enderle on felony
charges of possession of cocaine
and destroying tampering with
evidence, and a misdemeanor
charge ot resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without \ violence. His
bond %% as set at $1 0,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other\% ise
slated listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this nevws-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.

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Final week of
'Pumpkin Patch'
It's the final week to get your fall
pumpkins at the Moore Haven
Pumpkin Patch. Don't be late and
don't delay a choice pumpkin is
waiting to brighten your day. The
patch is located at the Glades Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce Grounds
dn Hwy. 27 in Moore Haven. Open
daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with
special activities on Saturday and
Sunday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 6
p.,m. Hayrides, games, and photo
opportunities with a children's
story time, weather permitting.
Toys for Tots
volunteers needed
Community Coalition for
Progress would like to remind
everyone it's that time of year
again to sign-up for Toys for Tots
on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the
U-Save Supermarket in Moore
Haven between the hours of 8
a.m. and 12 p.m. Glades County
residents only, please.
Recycling Box
Recycling boxes for cell phone
batteries and all rechargeable bat-
tefies are now located at City Hall
and Courthouse in Moore Haven.
Chamber to host
'Pumpkin patch'
The second annual pumpkin
patch will be held in Moore Haven
Oct. 16 to 31. and is located at the
Glades County Chamber of Com-

merce Grounds on Highway 27.
Pumpkins are available in all
shapes and sizes for all your fall
needs. Prices start as low as 50
cents. Pumpkins are priced accord-
ing to their size. All proceeds will go
towards Christian community out-
reach programs and ministries and
is sponsored by the First United
Methodist Church of Moore Haven.
While supplies last we have
mini pumpkins that are great for
teachers and classroom activities.
Make your arrangements now to
have your class hold a special
story time and pumpkin adven-
ture by calling (863) 946-1743 or
(863) 227-2690.
Pumpkin Patch
set to open
Join the fun at the Second
Annual Pumpkin Patch in Moore
Sponsored by the First United
Methodist Church, our Fall Festivi-
ties will open on Monday, Oct. 16,
and run through Oct. 31. We will
be open daily from 10 am until 6
p.m. Located at the Glades County
Chamber of Commerce grounds
on Hwy 27. This is a Christian out-
reach program for everyone.
Activities will include hayrides
between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sat-
urdays and Sundays, children's
story time and photo opportuni-
ties while playing in the Pumpkin
Patch. Pumpkins, Indian corn,
and gourds will be for sale. For
more information or to make
arrangements for small groups for
children's story time, call (863)
946-1743 or (863) 227-2690.

Want a job in
Take advantage of a job train-
ing opportunity provided by the
Education Center of Southwest
Florida, Inc. (ECSWF) for con-
struction trades ranging from
carpentry and plastic pipe to
blue prints and masonry. Classes
begin in October and space is
limited. Flyers and applications"
are available at the Glades Coun-
ty Economic Development
Council .(EDC) Office in the
Doyle Conner Building in Moore.
Haven or the ECSWF office in
LaBelle. Applications can be
faxed to the EDC at (863) 946-
0777 or directly to the Education
Center at 863-675-6800. For
more information, contact
Sonny Hughes, (863) 675-6800.
Florida Native Plant
Society to meet
The Florida Native Plant Soci-
ety meeting will be held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center at
4509 George Boulevard in
Sebring in conference room
number three. For more infor-
mation, call Roy Stewart at:
(863) 632-0914.
Anonymous meets
Narcotics Anonymous meets
Monday at 7 p.m. for open discus-
sion meeting at Buck Head Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
Buckhead Ridge. For more infor-
mation please call (863) 634-4780.



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Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
American Legion Post 64 is
open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from
11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Thursday
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 3:30
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and mar-
garitas served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from I
until 9 p.m,
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NASCAR on big screen TV.
Sausage, hot dogs, pizza and $1
draft beer will be offered.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be,
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 \\.,,at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Chuck Gillespie
at (863) 697-1451 or Jerry Lee
Shields at (863) 467-8779 or
(863)634-9563: ,
Am-Vets Ladie&s Auxiliary"
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be avail-
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m. .
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.

Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until
11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Sunday, Oct. 29: adult Hal-
loween party from 6 p.m. until ?
There will be food, music and best
costume contest.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11
and 12: yard sale from 8 a.m. until
2 p.m. Donated items to sell will
be appreciated. On Saturday,
chicken wings and blooming
onions will be sold at 2 p.m. for a
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
.* Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third will be the reg-
ular meeting starting at 8 p.m'.
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Bucky
Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11:- annual
turkey dinner on from 4 untik7
p.m. Eat-in or take out is avail-
able children's plate is not
available for take-out. The din-
ner is open to the public. The
suggested donation is $7 for
adults and $3.50 for children
under the age of 10. Proceeds
benefit distressed Worthy Broth-
ers. For information call Bucky
Yoder at (863) 467-7342, Kip
Gardner (863) 357-0427 or Jose
Verano (863) 634-2071.
Order of the Eastern
Star- Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,

contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to
see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Call for the
menu. Saturday is karaoke at 8
Saturday, Oct. 28: W.O.T.M.
dinner of bratwurst and kraut from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Halloween cos-
tume party with prizes to follow at
8 p.m. Also, karaoke at 8 p.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7
Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each mgnth at 8
. p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at 8
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races everySalurda. at
1 p.m. Washer toss at3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sun-
days from 3 p.m. until ?, with
Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9 a.m.
VFWPost #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-

able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until 10
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
.for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
Big screen TV for all events.
VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday. ,
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Musicwill be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sundayat 1p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.

Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings
and .parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at
(863) 610-6659, or Keith at (863)
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W. will hold a dinner
and dance on Saturday, Nov. 4
beginning with spaghetti dinner
at 6 p.m. followed by music by
Phil Eddings at 7 p.m. $1 margari-
tas will be served from 6 until 8
p.m. The public is invited. Tickets
are available for a $10 donation.
For information and tickets call
Keith at (i863) 7t;-Si,172 or (863)
634-26A2; Kip at (863) 357-0427)
or (863) 610-6659 or the Shrine
Club (863) 763-3378.,'.

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Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all the
care and expertise you'expect.:
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Shin, Hair and Nails
Surgery of the Shin, Shin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Shin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome
Medicare and most
insurance accepted.

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1020 N.'Parr:.ll A.enue Okeechoree
(863) 763-2688


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Dr. Wad< RB. I I.rmrI Da
and Assoviawse

6390 W. Indiantown Rd.
Chasewood Plaza near RJ Gators


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230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466

115 NE 3rd St.
Suite A

LTrcasur: C:oas Dennatology
I. ., I.
Jonathan S. Sanders M.D.,J.D.
Cynthia J. RogerS M.D.
Tum loannideS M.D.
1924 US Hwy. 441 N.

Okeechobee Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Therapy Subacute Care
Long Term Care
In-Patient & Outpatient Care
1646 Hwy. 441 N.
(863) 763-2306
(863) 763-2226


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or email

(863) 467-6767
Ft. Pierce: (772) 595-5995
Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
Stuart: (772) 219-2777
Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 694-9493

Raulerson Hospital

Visit Our Website
1796 Hwy. 441 North
Okeechobee, Florida
(863) 763-2151

Ramesh Kumar, MD
William Cook, MD
1115 North Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972


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James E. Bradfield, MD
is pleased to announce the
opening of his office for the
practice of Gynecology
1300 N. Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972

fw- Ierger CAi
Specializing In:
Complete Adult Healthcare
f Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
Dee Patton, A.R.N.P.
Board Certified Specialists
-. In Internal Medicine
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM TO 6 Pu
& Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM


215 N.E. 19th Dr.
(863) 763-0217

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman The-
atres III.
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 27,
through Thursday, Nov. 2, are as
Theatre I -"Flicka" (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 II "Man of the Year"
(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.
Theatre III "Employee of the
Month" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Also showing:
Theatre III "Grudge 2" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 9 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday at 4:15 and
9 p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15
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)


Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Thomas Jones at
(863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private libY rywe can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop,
123 S.W Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep

the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personal s 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

DOG, Found, Chihuahua / Ter-
rier Mix, Female, Vicinity of
Basinger 700A. Call to ID.
PIT BULL, Male, found in
Okeechobee Little Farms
area. Call to identify
Several Animals for adoption.
Cats, Dogs & Ferrets OR
need Foster Caretakers.
Please Call. (863)763-4333

CAT, REWARD Brown/Black
stripe, shorthair white tip
paw stomach, chest. 2 yr old
male. Fixed (863)697-3207
WALLET, lost @ Wal-Mart on
Sun. 10/22 If found please
call Carolyn Thomas
(863)447-1841 REWARD

BIRD DOGS, 1 male & 1
female, started on quail.
Need good homes.
mix. Crack eyes, No Hunting,
fenced yd. (863)467-0380
RABBITS pure bred, w/cages
& accessories. Free to good
homes. Ref's. 863-228-7230
Spayed female, needs loving
owner, quiet, housebroken.
(863)675-4098 evenings
SKUNK, Descented, to good
home, If Interested, please
call (863)843-0336

Okeechobee, 3811 SE 28th St.
Treasure Island, 8am to 5pm
Oct. 26th, 27th & 28th
Same old place, great new
stuff, bring a friend & a smile,
cant wait to see y'all again
OKEECHOBEE, Thurs., Frl., &
Sat., Oct. 26th, 27th & 28th,
9am-6pm 4900 NW 160th St.,
(11 miles north on 441 &
4 miles west on 160th or C68)
Furniture, Tools (Chain Saw,
Electric Wench & More),
Bicycle, Sewing Items, Etc.
Find It astme. Sell It soon-
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October 28, 2006 @ 9:00 a.m.
196 State Road 62
Wauchula, FL
Tractors, Farm Equip., Const.
Mach., Trucks, ATV's, and More
DeMott Auction Co.
Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr.
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Employment -
Ftl-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p

For Busy
A 220 OR 440 CSR Restaurant
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt. Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Shop here fnrsti

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

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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
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

for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
(863)763-1510 or drop it at
303 S. Parrott Ave. #G.

Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid drivers license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or

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Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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Part Time position (may grow to full-time).
Candidate responsible for assisting
individuals w/disabilities secure & maintain
employment in Okeechobee County.
BA degree & good communication skills required.
Competitive Salary, Supplemental benefits available.
Apply to:
Helping People Succeed, Inc. -HPS-
(formerly Tri-County TEC),
1111 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 124
or Fax resume (772)221-4938

Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Experi-
ence preferred but
will train. Bilingual
a Plus. Interested
candidates please
fax resumes to
863-763-5191,or call
Angel 863-763-7337

Mechanic's &
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record.
Weekly Travel time,
overtime, per diem.
DFWP, Benefits,
401K, Pd Hol. & Vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
Energetic,Self motivated per-
son who loves children to
work for busy Childcare Cen-
ter. 863-467-5588
Valid Drug Tested
1505B S. Parrott Ave
S 863-763-5200
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call

P/T Histology & Mohs Tech
Position avail, in Sebring
Dermatology practice. $30.
per hr with flexible schedule.
Fax resume to
863-386-1848 & call

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

Immediate opening for a part
time Case Management po-
sition. Must be bilingual.
Fax Resume: 863-462-5878.
Local, Completive Cheerling
Team in need of a Tumbling
Coach 2 evenings per week.
Compensation negotiable &
based on experience.
Call (863)697-0812


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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

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

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials54O
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/,Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry .635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V C R 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND- Central package
unit,-.3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
WINDOW UNIT, 220v, works
good. $200 neg.
18,000 BTU's, Cool & heat
New, Never used. $300.

spindle legs. $200neg.
BUFFET, $150 neg.
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
enamel countertop, $350 or
best offer. (863)634-5914
furniture. Access. Included.
Good condition. $200.
(302)684-4836 Lv. msg.
STEREO SYSTEM, 1970 floor
model Zenith, 8 track, record
player, radio, exc. cond.
$400 neg. (863)467-5117

COFFEE POT: Sunbeam,
Black, New. $15
DISHWASHER, Excellent con-
dition. $75. (863)675-1634
new, barely used, $100 or
best offer (863)673-5655
Freeze, No Frost, Upright,
$200. (863)467-5709
Frostfree, wht. & Tappan 4
burner gas stove, wht.
$325/both, will sep. 675-1553
Shelvador. $150
STOVE, Ceramic: Like new.
$200 (863)675-1634
capacity, brand new, $500

WASHER, Roper, Large Ca-
pacity 2.5, Like new: New
$229, Asking $175.

BIKE 2 wheeler, 20", Mon-
goose Model, very sharp,
* must see, $40. Call
(863) 763-0625.
condition. $60/both, will sell
separate. 863-763-3120
Okeechobee area
ing $100 (863)763-3448 or

Replacement Casement
Sashes: Andersen: 1) 271/4"
W x 58 1/2"H & 4) 27 1/4"Wx
391/4"H. $250 863-467-8504
STORM DOOR 32X75 brand
new, never used.
Screen/window. $150.
Asking $300 or best offer

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

Size 12 Mostly name brand
$40; Will separate.
CLOTHING- Womens, name
brands, size 3x, pants &
tops, new w/tags $80 will
sell sep (954)237-4846
GIRLS PANTS, Sizes 4 & 5, 5
pairs, from New York Style.
$25 for all or will separate.
size Large 1 brown & 1
black, new. $50 each or best
offer. (863)634-5914

50,000. $2500 for all, will sep.
Items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
working, very collectable,
$500 for all (863)328-0002
MOLDS- Byron molds, See-
ley, etc. $2000 All or sell sep
& more, approx 71 items,
3/4 new in box. $175. for all.
Or best offer 863-467-5052
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?

COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
DELL, with printer, 1 year old,
works good, $300
Epson Stylus Photo, brand
new in the box, $90.
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
SEMPRON 3000+ new/reser-
viced, 512 mem, 40gb.hd,
burner, loaded w/prgms.,
w/guar. $339.863-763-4376


October 28th & 29th
Sat. 9 5, Sun. 9 4
St. Lucie Co. Fairgrounds
Ft. Pierce
15601 W Midway Rd.
4 miles W of Turnpike on Rt. 70
Concieled Weapon Class $35
Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
For info 330-963-6964

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

Good condition. $500. Or
best offer, (863)697-3299
needs batteries. Good cohd,
Alante, new batteries, .exc
cond, $850. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.
SCOOTERS (2), Rascal, bat-
tery operated, like new,
1 needs work. $400 for both.
conditiLn. $200/set.
863-357-1632 "

$50 for all. (863)983-8216
after lOam. ';
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
Tanning Canopy. $300.
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
Graphing c.iculator guide
book. Like new. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area

Marcus Miller w/hard case.
Like' new. $725.
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid ,doors.& shelf, $350 or
best offer(561-)633-1371
ing $50 (863)635-4455
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
PIANO- Wurlitzer, full size,
asking $300 (863)635-4455
exc.cond. $750.
863-234-1067 Labelle area

AQUARIUM- 75 gal,
Stand,hood Salt filtration.
Reef white. $450.
CHIHUAHUA- 5 mos, male,
cream/tan, asking $130
ed, 2 yrs old, Very friendly,
Good with children. House
dog. $1000. (863)634-5473
2 -ft., good appetite, 10 gal.
tank w/access. $150 or best
offer. 863-673-6508
DOG CRATE, Midwest, galva-
nized, 36"lx19"wx22"h, $30.
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
males, AKC registered, 2.5
yrs old. $1600.
FISH TANK 55 gallon, great
buy. $75. (863)357-6930
MALE PUG- has papers, need
to sell Immediately $500 or
best offer (863)634-0790
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $500
each (863)946-3857
(863)675-4981 LaBelle Area
23 yrs old, good beginner or
kids horse, no bad habits,
$1500 (863)763-1504
very beautiful & loving.
Needs lots of TLC. w/cage+
Must sell $1500. 228-7230

BATHTUB, brand new, porce-
lain, stainless steel, still in
box, $175 or best offer.
asking $70 (863)675-7105

$25 call for information, too
much to list (954)237-4846

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

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

nice, call to view. $125 or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BED twin, adjustable, w/mas-
sage, $300. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.
BEDS, TWIN: (2) Complete.
Captain style w/6 drawers be-
low. Asking $400 for both, will
sep. (863)467-1789
BUFFET & HUTCH- dark pine,
. $300 (863)763-0215
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$175 for set, will not separate.
(863)675-4098 evenings
Edypiiar .Gottpon w/c.herry
wood trim, exc. cond., $500
or best offer. (863)763-0583
new, $200 (863)357-6997 .
COUCH, Like new. Beige
tones. $125 (863)763-8642
COUCH, PLAID, Sleeper, 2
end tables & coffee table
Pine wood finish) $150. Will
separate. (863)673-0081
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DR SUITE- table, 5 chairs, chi-
na cabinet, server, cherry
wood, $525 (863)328-0002
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
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $300 or
best offer. (863)697-1706
Dark oak, fits up to 65" TV,
adjustable, glass doors, glass
shelves, $275 (561)914-6746
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
Queen, 9", NASA, as seen on
TV, in factory package. $475
cash. (239)223-8103
With attached mirror. Hard
rock maple wood. Good.
cond. $150. (863)763-2458
matching set, good condi-
tion. $100 for both.
(863)675-1617 after 6pm
TWIN BEDS, 2, Maple, Com-
plete. Good condition. $75.
Wicker Furniture, Loveseat, 2
chrs., w/cushions, 3 tables,
in Aqua Isles, $100.

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
RIFLE W/ SCOPE- 22ga, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0634

MOMENTUM 610, takes up
35" floor, space, new. $75 or
best offer. (863)634-5914

'+, wall mount, fiberglass,
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $75 (863)610-1276
w/Rlcochet hopper, TIppman
pro-lite, mask, tanks, pods &
more. $200 (863)261-2265

SUB WOOFERS- 10", Mounted
In a box for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.

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

da InqgersulI Rana. dual i3nk
rio nrs. SacLjr ce ail 550
863-67-1-0416 Labelle
Porter Cable 1.6 HP, 4 gal
pancake type, new $169,
asking $135 (863)357-3369
GENERATORS (2). 4000 Te-
cumseh & 3500 Nokita. Both
work great. $500/both, will
sep. 863-447-6054 Iv. msg.
hammer/drill. Original cost
$1800, asking $450.

PSP w/2 games. GTA and
Socom. $250 or best offer.

ELECTROLUX, with biqs s2fT
(863)983-8216 anrer 10am

7x10 or 8x12 with loading
ramp. 863-675-5825.
Ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891



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

FILLY- lyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beautiful. Reduced to
$1200. (863)509-3446
New, With silver, $25.
yrs., needs exp. rider, $3500
or best offer. Need to sell!
Great bloodlines863-634-7065
Gelding, 6 years. $800. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
MARE- 2002, exc perfor-
mance bloodlines, $2500
SADDLE- 14" Bob Marshall,
Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
tern, With silver. Asking
$1600. (863)697-2022
SADDLE- 14" Western, Sab-
tron, Fiberglass tree. Good
condition. $275.
SADDLE, Ausle/Western,
New, with bridle, breast col-
lar, 17", $250.
TRAILER- 2 horse bumper pull
escape door tandem axle,
good tires, dividers, rubber
mats $950 (305)807-2500

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

B&S, Yard King, 42" cut, 3
blades, runs & cuts, needs
some wk. $200.763-6257

I Gns/upp I ,

No pets. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
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 email
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec:
No pets. (863)634-3313

BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
BRAND NEW 3/2 Home,
w/detached garage, open floor
plIan, $1000/mo, first & last
all Brardi at 863-261-2762
front 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1300. mo. + 1st, last
& sec.,561-346-3620
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
,..sec. dep & refs. Call Barry

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 @
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, New! Large
House, Large Yard. Bring pets!
$1295. mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. Call 561-723-2226
small) 2.5ba. Furnished.
$1000. Monthly + Util. 1st
mo. &Sec. (863)357-0707
OKEECHOBEE, Newly remod-
eled duplex, with lawn service.
2 or 3BR, 1BA, laundry room,
dishwasher. $845/mo. & 1st,
last & sec. (863)763-4414
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
pool. $1500. mo. + 1st &
last (561)262-9191
RIDGE: Lake access: 2 Story,
2BR, 1 /2BA No pets.
Non-Smk. Env. Also available
w/lake access: 1 Room Apt.
S.W. Section 3 BR/2 BA 1 Car
garage. Large back yard W/
mature Oak Trees. $1100. mo.
+ 1st& last. 863-634-5586

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

OKEECHOBEE- $125/week,
first & last req.,
Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property. Sale 1055
Property InspectionlOeO
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Reoirt Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 107
Waterfront Property 10BO0

1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, all apple's.
$185K. For info 863-610-0973

I Guns/Ippl '

Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skile 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehiles/ATV 3035

AIR BOAT: "Big 0" 13x7, trailer
& rigging. $2500.
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

ter Cut, 12hp, 32" cut, $150.
863)763-4149 or
w/good engines for parts.
$200 or best offer.
5hp, Briggs, rear tine, 17",
very good condition. $300
(239)634-4040 LaBelle

halters $5. misc bridles $10

a g RENT

OKEE., D/W 32'x18', Lrg, Vinyl
sliding windows in foyer. Exc.
cond. Concrete. driveway All
appl. $25,000. (863)467-6054
Owner Financing Available
906 NW 3rd Street, 3 BR, 1
BA, CBS, Large fenced yard.
$149,900. (772)794-2800
S.W. Section: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1
Car garage. Large back yard
with mature Oak Trees.
$169,500. (863)634-5586

Wha ,ead!

2 Lots, Side by Side
Lot 1: w/CBS 3 BR, 2 BA,
boathouse & boat lift...
Move in condition!
Lot 2: Ready to build! Water,
Septic and Seawall included.
$250,000. For both. Firm.

Lake access 3br, iba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32',
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000

in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965,
Carol County. 16+ acres.
Small white vinyl, red roof &
shutters. 3 Bedroom, Living
Rm., Kitchen, Remodeled
Bath, Laundry Rm. Front
porch w/ swing. Back door
patio. Central Heat & Air.
Shop & Tractor Shed.
Paved Drive. Road frontage.
Gently Rolling Pasture -
8 mls. from town & hospital.
110 miles from Nashville &
140 from Memphis.
$245,000. (731)986-3795

Mobile Homes


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

Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
appl's, recently remodeled,
$990. mo. + sec. dep.,
credit check. (786)863-3212
W/F w/dock, hardwood firs.,
Wv'D. siorajge bl'ij
S.$1100 mo .,L'S
-. 863-467-8683

yard, W/D, den, porch,
ock on Taylor Creek,
$950/mo plus F/L/S,

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

Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some util. (863)634-3451
OKEECHOBEE- Dbl wide, 3br,
1ba, CA/Heat, clean, in town,
$750/mo. First, last sec
dep, No Pets (863)763-6232
$500/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)763-8.872

Incl. 100x125' lot. Need some
TLC. Furnished, many extras.
$67,500 Negot.863-447-6054
w/10x30 Fla. room, c/a &
heat, 12x24 carport, new
kit., in adult park, low lot
rent, $16,500 neg. Must
See! (863)532-9224 Mike
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport, .
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.

Boats 3005

FISHING ROD- Steve Daniels
signature series, excellent
condition, 7', med light, $8


12 Okeechobee News, Friday, October 27, 2006

IPbiNoie 500 1

Dof't Miss
This One
BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw
'98, w/motor & trailer, Merc
Mariner 150hp, Exc cond.
$12,500 (863)610-1276
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $2000.
BOAT, 16ft., aluminum, with
trolling motor, trailer, 60hp
Mercury outboard. $2200
BOAT, Aluminum, 161/2', w/60
hp. Johnson & trlr. Runs good.
live wells. New pumps, battery
& tires. $1800 863-467-9390
CRISCRAFT '84- 15ft, with
trailer, Chrysler motor, needs
work $500 or best offer
DECK BOAT 23ft 130hp
Yamaha, full Bimini. w/trlr.
F/F, depth. Good condition.
$8,500. (863)675-7777 eves.
JON BOAT, 111 Ft. $175. or
best offer. (863)532-9355
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$2500 neg. Moore Haven
PRINCECRAFT 1996,18 Ft.,
Aluminum, Deep V w/115 hp.
Evinrude, Trailer, Custom
Cover, 44V Trolling Motor,
Double Live Well & Bait Well.
Fishing Machine! $5,995.
SEA KAYAK- Touring Style.
Top Brand Name. Good con-
dition. $500 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $900.

COACH 1987, 34 Ft. w/Florida
Rm. New elec. hot water tank
& vinyl windows. Must see!
Whisper Creek. Must be move.
$5,000. 863-675-0279 or
GMC BOUNDER 1987, 32 Ft.,
Loaded. Needs work. $1000.

RV ROOF AC- New, 13,500
BTU, still in box w/ceiling
controls $525

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

tow rope. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area.
'2000, Surge brake, Single
axle, $950. (863)763-2407

BOAT LADDER- Removable
Aluminum Seawall. Very
good condition. $50.

HONDA 2000 XR70 small dirt
bike, like new. $1100.
SUZUKI TL1000S '97- very
fast, needs some work, ask-
ing $1500 or best offer
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
good condition, great on
gasll! $2500 (863)357-3773

DANCHEE '05 200cc 4
wheeler, elec.start, shaft
driven, 4 spd., reverse, man.
citch. $1100.772-528-1255
FOUR WHEELER '05 50cc,
electric start, 4 stroke. New
MOPED, 2005 American
Whizzer: Only used 2 miles.
$500 off. New $1900. Asking
$1400 (561)825-1818 pager
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700

full kitch & bath, couch &
n.bed. Used 1X. $10K. For
details: 386-559-0537
Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $2500.


Aut Wanted 4010
Claai Care 40150
Coammenadlrrueks 4020
Eqid na t 4025
F Calrs 4030
FourWhee Drive 4035
Part. epairi 4045
Pickup T uti 40*0
SportUlu"t 4055
*astor Trah ll 4010
Utlity frlera 406
Van 4070

CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
mIs. Good condition. Asking
$2,200. (863)675-1446
FORD CONTOUR 1999, 4 cyl.,
cold A/C, CD Player. Runs
great. $1800 or possible trade
or 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
great, 5spd, a/c, 4 dr, needs
very little work, no rust.
KIA SOPHIA '01 4 dr, good
cond. $2450. 863-675-4867

4x4, needs motor work.
$750. (863)635-0079.
'84 runs good. $1400.
TOR 302 1986, must take
entire car $450 or best offer
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $1500 or
best offer. 863-763-7458 or
Clean, new tires, A/C works.
Solid motor & transmission.
$1600. (863)763-7475
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900, Or best offer.

FORD F150 '89, 4x4 flatbed,
$500 or best offer.
JEEP CJ5 1979, $1000.

wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
after 6pm
Reconditioned. $1695.
GOLF CART Older pargo, 4
whl, w/batt. charger, runs &
looks great. $800.firm.

CHEVY 1500- '94, Will sell for
parts. $2500.
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000.863-634-5888
misc. parts. $100 or best of-
fer. 863-467-8856
ENGINE & TRANS 2.5 L, & 5
sp., for a '92 S-10. Exc.
cond., many new parts,
$500 for all. (863)763-2389

truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $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 II '88- good
body, needs head, manifold
gaskets, rebuilt trans, $500
or best offer (863)467-4994
Truck, '77. Bed size 10'x7
x2'sides, Motor stuck since
hurricane. $600. 763-1370
HITCH, Reese Load Leveler,
for travel trailer & car haul-
ers. $150 or best offer.
RACING SEATS- Black & Gray,
Tenzo Sport. Good condition.
$300. or best offer.
SUB WOOFERS- 10", Mounted
in a box for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.
TIRES & RIMS Set of 4,
Asanti Zebra 18" rims w/3
extra tires.-$1100 or best of-
fer. 863-697-9014
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $700 or
best offer. (863)697-9117

cond., all power, air, 140K,
$5500 (863)517-1974
TRUCK, '64, some rust, 61k
mi., $2500. (863)467-0380
DODGE DAKOTA '95- manual
trans, 4 cyl, $1300 or best
offer (863)983-8560 Iv mes-
FORD F150 '93 -300'eng., 5
spd., runs good. $2500 or
best offer. 863-634-1867
FORD F150 XLT Super Cab '04
2 WD, low miles, auto, all
pwr, cold a/c, bedliner, runs
great. $16K. 239-253-7054
FORD F250 '88 runs good,
no bed, set up for a goose
neck. $1K or best offer.

FORD F250 '99 XLT, crew
cab, 4x4, pwr.stroke diesel,
auto, shortbed, 1-owner,
FORD FX 4X4 '05- F150, Su-
per Crew 4dr, Regency Pkg.,
33K, ext warr, $31,000 neg.
FORD PU '87- F250, 4.9 300
straight 6 engine, cold AC,
new seat, good cond, $2400
FORD RANGER 2005 Ext. Cab
w/Camper Top. 5K miles.
Excellent condition. $12,200.
cyl, standard, Cold A/C,
$1400. Neg. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337
BED '74- no motor, no trans,
very little rust, must see
$450 (863)697-1600

CHEVY BLAZER, '93, 4.3 v6, 2
dr., looks & runs great,
$1800 or best offer.
runs, needs some work.
$1500. Call Erik

HAULMARK '05 Utility Trailer,
enclosed. 8x20. Like brand
new cond. $6K.
863-634-6337 eves. Mike
7X16 & 6X7. Need tires.
$550/both or best offer.
863-447-6054 Ilv.msg.
OPEN TRAILER- 7x16, with
sp61it gate, $2000
or best offer. (239)340-4739
made, triple axle, heavy duty,
pull behind trailer, $900 or
est offer (863)634-5289

okay...needs a little work. Dark
blue. Great for work van. $700
or best offer. (863)467-9019

Ford Hightop Van, '89, tow
pkg, full power, seats 8, TV,
CB radio $2000. LaBelle
Area. (863)675-4970 msg.
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Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

CASE NO.: 2006-CC-265
One (1) brown neglected horse.
(Amenededfrom 10/27/06 at 9:30)
353 Loftt Grade Road
Venus, FL 33960 (regular mail)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday,
November 7, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. or as
soon thereafter as counsel can be
heard, the undersigned will bring on to
T1) NEGLECTED HORSEpursuant to
ection 828.073, Flod be-
fore the Honorable Shirley M. Brennan,
at the Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW. 3rd Street, Court-
room D, Okeechobee, Florida.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and cor-
rect copy of the foregoing has been
furnished by U.S. regular mail delivery
to the above-named persons) on this
25th of October, 2006.
Law Office of
By: Laura Ann McCall
County Attomey
Fla Bar No.: 389749
400 NW. 2nd Street
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3131
If you a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Debbie Jenkins, at 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972,
telephone (863) 763-2131, within 2
working days of your receipt of this
Notice of Hearing; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
171480 0N10/27;11/3/06

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at
City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBUC HEARING on and
thereafter to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 961:
The Ordinance pertains to Application (No. 06-012-SSA) requesting to amend a por-
tion of the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use map, submitted by property
owner Frank Altobello, Trustee. The request is to change Future Land Use desig-
nation from Single Family to Mulit-Family, for unplatted vacant property located
between Southwest 2nd and 6th Streets. The property is approximately 9.89
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; i f hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CItY CLERK
171682 ON 10/27/06

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee UtJlity Authority will meet in regular
session on Tuesday November 14, 2006 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility
Authority Offices, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
John E Hayford
Executive Director, OUA
170382 ON 10/27/06

Personal property stored in unit #'s 6,
51, 53 & 23, 7, 20, 1, 41, 46, 10,
15, 36 by Tammy Chapman, Henry
Courson, Yvonne Demaret, Ramiro
Garcia, Debra Goforth, Charles R.
Hawes, Dee Lenard, Charles E.
Lowe Jr., Crystal Prescott, Bobbi
Royster, Margaret Ann Smith will be
auctioned to the highest bidder 9:00
am 10/29/06 at East Storage 1350
NE 70th Ave Okeechobee, FL
168556 ON 10/13,20,27/06

Anyone having a claim on or information
of a1991 Chev S10 red pickup.
Please contact A. Rucks at
485 SE 16th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
171662 ON 10/27:11/3/06


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Community Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church hosting gospel concert
The Mark Trammell Trio will be in concert Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2:30 p.m.
at His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. For
information, call (863) 763-3519 or (863) 763-7113.

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

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

Healthy Start directors to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will
meet Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W. 28th St.
in the New Endeavors School building. This meeting is open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-

Farm City Week lunch planned
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Area Agri-
Council will co-host the 13th annual Kiwanis/Ag Council Farm City Week
luncheon at the Okeechobee KOA, 4276 U.S. 441 S., at 11:30 a.m. on
Thursday, Nov. 9. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Farm Credit
(863) 763-6466, Berger Insurance Services (863) 763-6411, or Farm
Bureau (863) 763-3101. They can also be purchased at the door on the
day of the luncheon.

Dixon Hendry Campus plans open house
Indian River Community College (IRCC) will host an open house at
the Dixon Hendry Campus in Okeechobee on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10
a.m. until noon. Information will be available on IRCC's adult high
school, GED preparation and English as a second language programs.
For information, call 1-866-866-4722, ext. 7400.

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

Gospel Messengers to be in concert
The Gospel Lighthouse will host a gospel sing featuring The Gospel
Messengers on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Believers Fellowship
Church, 310 S.W Sixth Ave. For information, call (863) 357-0455.

Eagles Aeries plan yard sale
Eagles Aeries #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have ayard sale on Satur-
day 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.

Church to host yard sale
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold a redemp-
tion yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. until ? All proceeds will go
to the Voice of the Martyrs Ministry. For information, call Judy at (863)

Free nutritional class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a free CRA nutritional analysis class
Monday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center,
916 WN. Park St. For information, call (863) 763-4320.

Dinner offered to military personnel
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., is offering a free
dinner buffet (dine-in only) to all U.S. veterans and active duty military on
Monday, Nov. 13, from 5 until 9 p.m. Disabled American Veterans will be
the beneficiary of any donations. Representatives will be on site. In
thanks for your service, we'd like to offer ours. For information, call (863)

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

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

Chamber to hold gun safety class
The gun handling and safety class for hand guns only will be held
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce,
55 S. Parrott Ave. The class will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 18, to go to the shooting range. For information, call the
Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.

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

Annual food drive under way
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall and
Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for Families
community food drive that is going on now. The drive will end Nov. 18.
Organizations in Okeechobee County wishing to receive food from this
drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunningham toll free at (866) 500-
4104 to register the organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-mail may be
sent to to receive a food recipient form.
All food collected locally will be distributed in Okeechobee County.
Raulerson Hospital is, again, the main drop-off location for non-perish-
able foods. Schools and businesses are urged to register food drives by
calling Lacey Summerall at (863) 763-6047 or Wayne Cunningham at the
toll free number above.

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

Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee
Main Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Con-
test. Windows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's
annual lighting ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 fol-
lowing the Christmas Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque
for the year to display as being the Christmas window decorating
winner. For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street executive
director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and will take place
on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Many
beautiful homes have been scheduled for the tour but there is
always room for one more. For information, call Bill Casian at (863)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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