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Inside

Wildlife center
will host open house
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center Inc. will hosI a
fundraiser open house Satur-
day, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Animal lovers are guaran-
teed to see panthers, bobcats,
gators and many other beauti-
ful and exotic creatures
Visitors will also enjoy the
new Butterfly Haven, which
opened in late Jul\. The butter-
fly garden is arranged in the
shape of the Zebra Longwing,
the Florida state butterfly. It
comprises nearly 2,000 larval
and nectar plants to provide a
needed breeding and feeding
ground for local butterfly
species, which, like other crea-
tures, suffer diminished habitat
due to increasing development
in the area.
A North Amrnerican Butterfly
Association (N ABA.j counl of,
the Butterfly Ha en back in July
logged 46 of the region's 60
indigenous species hanging out
in the garden.
"We think Sue has the best
butterfly garden in the state,"
said Linda and Buck Cooper,
NAPA members who compile
butterfly count date o their LEP-
SrUS list server, travel the state
doing educational butterfly pro-
grams, and nrite butterfly arti-
cles for various nature publica-
tions.
'Admission is $ 10 for adults,
$5 for kids ages 6-12 and little
ones get in free. Admission
includes snacks and a bever-
age, access to Lhe animal com-
pounds, /butterfly garden,
nature and hiking trails," said
Sue Arnoldi owner and curator
of the center located at 14895
NW 30th Terrace.
Page 3

Drought Index
Current: 579
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.70 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
15.61 feet


(SOURCE: -
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
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Comics ...........11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .12
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ............ .5
TV ...............13
Weather ...........2
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Residents speak out on law


Commissioners hear
opinions on possible
sex offender mandate
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"If you enact this ordinance it's
only going to make it worse," was
the opinion of Nyoka Edwards as
she spoke Thursday against a pro-
posed county ordinance dealing
with sexual offenders.


"Attack the problem, not the result. Treat these
people as people who have made mistakes,"
Nyoka Edwards


Ms. Edwards addressed the
Okeechobee Counth Board of
County Commissioners as they
conducted an Oct. 26 public hear-
ing at their meeting on a proposed
ordinance that would resticth
where registered sexual offenders
could live in Okeechobee County.
"You can :ake care of bandaid-


ing the problem, but you have to
do something aboul what causes
it," Ms. Edwards added.
She stated that there are 37,217
registered sexual offender in Flori-
da and over 100 in Okeechobee.
How ever, she added, 85 percent of
offenses do not get reported.
"'You're dealing with 15 percent


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of what is considered, by statistics,
sexual offenders," she told the
commissioners.
She claimed that statistics
show that 1,000- and 2,500-foot
limits have done no good.
The proposed ordinance being
considered by the commissioners
would prohibit registered sexual
offenders from living within 2,500
feet of a school, playground or
park.
"We're not dealing with the
problem, we are dealing with the
results of the problem," she assert-


Ms. Edwards presented a study
to show that over an 11-year peri-
od only 2.46 percent of convicted
sexual offenders re-offended.
"Attack the problem, not the
result," she urged commrnissioners.
"Treat these people as people %w ho
have made mistakes."
Pat Powers of 72 2 NW 8 Sst
Court pleaded for understanding
and help for o:,ffenders.
"Please consider the indih id-
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(right), superintendent of schools, were the final participants in the annual OHS home-
coming parade.


Amendment 8: Eminent Domain


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


and is firmly committed to pro-
viding Florida voters unbiased,
non-partisan factual information
on proposed constitutional
amendments and the process by
which they get on the ballot.
Official Title: Eminent
Domain
Official Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the
State Constitution to prohibit the
transfer of private property taken
by eminent domain to a natural
person or private entity, provid-
ing that the Legislature may by
general law passed by a three-
fifths vote of the membership of
each house of the Legislature
permit exceptions allowing the
transfer of such private property;
and providing that this prohibi-
tion on the transfer of private
property taken by eminent
domain is applicable if the peti-
tion of taking that initiated the
condemnation proceeding was
filed on or after Jan. 2,2007.
Amendment Type: Legisla-
tive/Joint Resolution, this
amendment was placed on the


ballot by the Florida Legislature
during the 2006 Legislative Ses-
sion. It was required to pass
both the Senate and House by a
60 percent vote to be eligible for
the ballot.
Sponsor: Florida Legislature,
(2006 Session), Rep. Marco
Rubio (R-Miami)
Known Proponents:
Coalition for Property Rights,
Florida Association of Real-
tors,
Florida Chamber of Com-
merce,
Florida Farm Bureau,
Florida Fruit & Vegetable
Association,
National Federation of Inde-
pendent Businesses,
Property Rights Coalition,
Known Opponents:
Unknown
Arguments
FOR: The decision as to
whether a taking for economic
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Bits and Spurs
The Okeechobee County 4-H Bits and Spurs Drill team is
practicing for their first performance, set for Nov. 4 at
Forever Florida, about a hour north of Okeechobee on
U.S. Highway 441. Club members will clean and oil sad-
dles today, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at Eli's Tractor
Sales on State Road 70 as a fundraising activity. Cost for
cleaning is $25 per saddle. All proceeds will benefit 4-H
activities.


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News Briefs


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.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to emer-
gency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for the
name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related con-
cerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.

Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitati6n Center and But-
terfly Haven, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, will hold an open house on Sat-
urday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those who
wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call, (863) 763-4630; or check online at
www.arnoldswildlife.org.
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program
(GRH) designed toassist low and moderate income, credit worthy
families and individuals in buying existing or building new homes in
rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in which they' would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obliga-
tions.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and information
about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website at wwiw.rurdevl.usda.gov ."pa.


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ual," Mr. Powers said. "Not all of us
will re-offend."
He pledged he'woduld oht reof-
fend because- lJesu5" -Christ has
- changed his life.
He said that Matthew 25 Min-
istries had a goal of two houses in
every county.
Mr. Powers, a former youth
coach, was convicted in 1991 in
Bradenton of molesting three
teenage boys. He has been in the
Matthew 25 Ministries program for
several years and currently serves
as one of the program's directors.
"They haven't told the truth


Dealer
Continued From Page 1
Greenacres.
Police searching the victims'
home after the killings found evi-
dence that the dead father, Jose
Luis Escobedo, had been involved
in cocaine trafficking, Drug
Enforcement Administration agent
David Weeks said in court papers
filed Friday. The items included
"suspected drug ledgers" and plas-
tic packaging used to wrap illegal
narcotics.
Investigators linked the drug
suspects to Escobedo through ref-
erences in the ledgers that included
detailed accounts of drug pay-
ments and debts owed, among
other things, the DEA agent said.


from day one," said Dixie Ranch
Acres resident Billy LaDuke, of the
ministry.
He said he was in favor of the
proposed ordinance.
Dairyman Bill Berman
expressed"conc'cdWr that the pro-
posed ordinance might be uncon-
stitutional and not hold up in court.
County attorney John Cassels
stated that 1,000- and 2,500-foot
rules have been unsuccessfully
challenged in court.
Commissioners expressed
some reservation about the por-
tion of the proposed ordinance that
prevents sexual offenders from liv-
ing together, especially since it was
noted that, for example, the county
was not restricting more than one


A search of the West Palm
Beach home where the three male
suspects were living turned up sus-
pected cocaine, Ecstasy and drug
packaging materials, the agent
said. Investigators also found more
than a dozen guns, including an
AK-47 assault rille. The DEA agent
did not say if the weapons were
used in the killings.
There was also a photograph of
Escobedo with one of the suspects,
Danny Varela, 26, according to
court papers. The sheriff identified
the other suspects as Liana Lopez,
18, Daniel Troya, 23, and Ricardo
Sanchez, 23.
Mascara would not say which
of the suspects is believed to have
shot Escobedo, his 25-year-old
wife, Yessica Guerrero Escobedo,
and their sons, Luis Julian, 4, and
Luis Damian, 3. But he told The


schoolteacher from living with
other schoolteachers.
The proposed ordinance, as
presented to the commissioners,
would prohibit more than one sex-
ual offender form living in the safli
dwelling Unless they' werb relate'
by marriage or blood .. ,.
The attorney call this dispersal
rule the "lighting rod" of the ordi-
nance because it is not so com-
mon in other such ordinances
around the country.
Commissioner Elvie Posey said
he was not opposed to two sexual
offenders living in one house but
was opposed to them being in one
house in a residential area where
there are children.
"I, for one, think you are really


Associated Press that it appeared.
those responsible for the killings
were in custody.
The four suspects are charged
with possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute.
DEA spokeswoman Jeannette
Moran said they made their initial
appearances in federal court Friday
in Fort Pierce. A bond hearing was
set for Nov. 3. All the suspects have
lengthy criminal records, including
arrests for burglary, drugs and
weapons possession.
Mascara said the investigation
of the deaths quickly led them to
believe this was a deliberate act on
the family for drugs, money or
both.
Investigators believe the fami-
lv's Jeep was pulled to the side of
the highway sometime between
1:30 a.m. and-3 a.m., and that;


asking for trouble with this portion
of the ordinance," stated Commis-
sioner Ray Domer. "It's our job to
determine what we can do to keep
our citizens safe that we can
defend."
;,"Comrniissioner Gene Woods
also expressed reservations.about
the dispersal rule.
"This is the best ordinance I
could write based on the direction I
got from this board," Mr. Cassels
stated.
A second public hearing on the
proposed ordinance will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Postyouropinions in the Public
IssuesForum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawdamaybereached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


someone inside the vehicle shot
them and drove away. Authorities
have said the victims appeared to
be lying down or kneeling when
they were shot. The woman was
clutching her two sons in an appar-
ent effort to protect them.
The Jeep was found aban-
doned in West Palm Beach three
days later.
The family had moved to Flori-
da in June from the Brownsville,
Texas, area.
The sheriff said Escobedo's
brother was involved in a heroin
ring and is believed to be a fugitive
in Mexico, but he said that case has
no relation to the killings.
Editor's Note: Associated Press
writer Curt Anderson in Miami con-
tributedto thisreport.


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development purposes is permis-
sible in Florida lies squarely in the
judiciary, and will remain so
unless the constitution or statutes
are amended to restrict such tak-
ings. Unless the Florida Constitu-
tion is amended, the question of
whether a city or a county may


take property for purposes of eco-
nomic development will remain
unanswered.

AGAINST: A constitutional
amendment is not needed to
address any eminent domain
issues. This proposed constitu-
tional amendment would place
strict limits on the circumstances
under which private property
taken by eminent domain may be
transferred to another party.
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What Your
Vote Means
YES -If approved by voters,
Amendment #8 would require
that private property taken by
eminent domain must be
retained for 10 years before it
may be transferred to another
private entity. The Legislature
may provide exceptions to this
limitation if passed by a three-
fifths votes of the membership of


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each house.
NO -If Amendment #8 is
not approved by voters, addi-
tional limits will not be placed
and eminent domain. It would
remain in its current form as stat-
ed in the Florida Constitution,
Section 6, Article X, "prohibits
takings of private property
unless the taking is for a "public
purpose" and the property
owner is paid "full compensa-
tion."


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OMS student award winners for the first nine weeks


Congratulations to the many
OMS students recognized at the
first nine weeks awards ceremony
Thursday. We presented 360
awards, and 26 per cent of the stu-
dent body was recognized for earn-
ing at least a 3.5 grade point aver-
age.
3.5 Grade average
Anthony Abelquader, Heather
Abner, Frank Adamo, Lacy Altman,
Zachary Aguilar, Brenda Aguirre,
Bridget Ewing, Lauren Halliday,
Joey Barletto, Christopher Arce,
La'Shanti Brown, Stevie Brantley,
Eric Anselmo, Jessey Bailey, Garrett
Brummett, William Ellis, Cody
Brown, Amber Fessl, Javier Garcia,
Ashtyn Brown, Judd Harris, Justin
Carter, Abigail Bruce, Allison Chap-
man, Claresha Blair, Brittany Bush,
Bonnie Hanner, Tamara Bowers,
Wendoly Castaneda, Angelina
Bucio, Justin Gibson, Ruselie
Calvillo, Jake Close, Taydra Del-
Prete, Jenna .Durham, Danielle
Crane; Jared Fountain, Jocelyn Car-
denas, Nicole Futch, Tabitha Gray,
Taylor Douglas, Timothy Gray, Codi
Mars Shenorro Edwards, Brittany
Haas, Anissa Demezier, Alejandro
Gaitan, Brittney Freeman, Brandon
Elkins, Samantha Flecha, Autumn
Lewis, Kyle George, Tommy Gip-
son, Isvan Gomez, Megan Harper,
Courtney Holmes, Dianisha
Nazario, Erica Frederick, Erika
Jones, Karlexian Pacheco,
Ashley Pitt, Bradley Rathbun,
Taylour Hall, Lauren Fusco, Eliza-,
beth Hans, Sam Kenworthy,
Amanda Lamberti, Judith Lozano,
Krista Mcgee, Sarah Hawthorne,
Araceli 'Diego, Adel Elhindi,, Cain
Elliott, Carson Harris, Allyson
Matthews, Jordan Maynard, Jordan
Faircioth, Estrella Hernandez,
Anastasiva Medvedeva. Nicholas
Methner, Ali Nunez, Charles Pad-
gett, Juan Lugo, Devin Hoyle, Karli
Rowell, Stephen Jose, Samantha
Magee, Edith Hernandez, Tyler
Platt, Thania Liberato, Buoy


Miv students or the weeK
Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week for this
week. At the Student of the Week luncheon, they shared strong
opinions against single-gender classrooms and schools,
based on recent news of such arrangements in other cities.
Students (left to right, back row,) are Jenna Rath, Michael Cor-
nell, Wayne Bearden, and LaShanti Brown. The students on the
front row are, Katherine Ragamat, Lauren Fusco, Alexis Smith,
and Kameron Mohr.


O'Hara, Monica Mitchell. Emma
Marshall, Alyssa Saylor, Maranda
Serrano, Amanda Rumbaugh, Mar-
garet Ruede-McKane, Oscar Ruiz,
TaDarrell Smith, Bobby Tarsek,
Jose Valeriano, Andrea Stark,
Zachary Voss, Bryan Walpole,
Carissa Tyson, Johanna Trimble,
Edward Kissam, Joseph Menen-
dez, Ami Nunez, Kaitlyn Miles,
Courtney Wilson, Max Norman,
Alexus Peaden, Danielle Racine,
Kayla Runyon; Alex Wendt, Justin
Shockley, Nicholas Sweet, Made-
line Welsh, Christiana Ortiz,
Andrew Young, Bryan Levins, Brit-
tany Runyon, Lindsey Williams,
Whitney, Sweet, Jessica Wackier,-
Tyler Milrot, Dalton Murray.
Samantha. Norris, Brittany
Osborne, Katlyn Pickelmann,
Damon Prescott, Diego Rodnguez,
Marilu Rodnguez, Daniel Ruiz, .Ash-
ley Savage. Reno Scroggin, Hayley
Sarra, Kylie Shirley, Norman
Stokes, Sierra Taylor, Cheyenne


Thibodeau, Patsy Thomas, Alexis
Torres, Jessica Treece, Jadie Under-
hill, Darin Walker, Amanda
Williams, and Elizabeth Yanez.
4.0 Grade Average
Jaiden Barnhart, Michael Cor-
nell, Melissa Floyd, Kyle Foster, Ana
Maria Hernandez, Jennifer Cor.vwin,
Kara Harwas, Kyle Lunt, Yahara
Cordova, Jessica Jimenez, Luke
Joles, Alex Ming, Emily Pickering,
Benjamin Kielbasa, Mishal Mehta,
Marie Renfranz, Jason Rucks, Wes-
lev Mims, Carma Rowlett, Tiffany
Rowlett, Jaisa Sinclair, Chad Sut-
ton, Elizabeth Turner, Jordan
Bolan, Joshua Engler, Isabella
Penido, Katherine Ragamat, Kailey
Hoover, Jessica Humphrey, Jesus
Jaimes, Sage Douglas, Darby
Jones, Jenna Kissam, Dillon Jones,
Beatriz Martinez, Emily Murrow,
Destiny Nunez, Chelsey Perry,
Hunter Pritchard, Aubrey Robert-
son,


Alexis Smith, Brooke Snyder,
Jack Radebaugh, Jenna Rath,
Laura St. Pierre, Braden Standefer,
Paige Rivero, Maribel Santamaria,
Caitlyn Stripling, Jessica Suit,
James Steiert, Nick Valcaniant,
Kathryn Van Beek, and Vanessa
Watt.
Agriculture
JackBylsma
Band-Advanced
Katherine Ragamat,
Band-Beginning
Sierra Story
Band-Intermed
Joshua Boggs.
Effort
S Daniella Albarran, .. Brenda
Aguirre, Natasha Bayless, Elisabeth
Champion, Mac% Cox, Yahara Cor-
dova, Adrea Ford, Adrea Ford, John
Karnykowvski, Sarah Ha\ilhorne,
Ashley Marshall, Cody Raulerson,
\Villiam Alford, Wayne Bearden,
Estephany Arzate, Rcosa Jimenez.
Jaqua Johnson, Onchelle Jolly,
Kavla Born, Veronica Garcia. Justin
Gibson, Tim Gray, Bronlae Moore,
Jaime Jimenez, Justin Shockle\,
Danielle Brown, Chance Murphy,
Chance Murphy. Andrea Stark,
Steven Brown, Jocel\n Cardenas,
Colby Frank, Megan Harper, Allison
Chapman, Taylor Kinman, Andrew
Rogers, Kenneth W\ebb, Bradley
Rathbun, Angelina Bucio, Bryan
Levins, Dalton Murray, Marliu
Rodriguez, Ashley Savage, AIlyson
Trimble, Tanda Weeks,
Brennon Brooks, Gabriel
Escamilla, Katlynn Green,.Darby
Jones, Tiana Ortiz, Brooke Snyder,
Mercedes White, and Elisabeth
Yanez.
Language Arts
Judd Harris, Norma Bustos,
Kara Harwas, Ashley Pitt, Jaisa Sin-
clair, Marie Renfranz, Jenna Rath,


Alexis Torres and Hunter Pritchard.
Math
Judd Harris, Jessica. Luna,
Tiffany Patterson, Kayla Agnew,
Isvan Gomez, Lindsey Williams,
Jaisa Sinclair, Jordan Bolan,
Danielle Crane, and Cynthia Ville-
gas. ..
Music
JennaRath
PE
Seth Waugh, and Judd Harris.
Reading
Mishal Mehta, Joseph Menen-
dez, Cody Brown, James Hatfield,
Vicki Hawthorne, Tony Bowers,
Brittany. Bush, Jason Rucks, Erik
Jones, .Emily Pickering, Kailey
Hoov er, and Dillon Jones.
Science
Liz Turner, Brenda Aguirre, Jes-
sica Jimenez, Luke Joles, Maribel
Santarnaria, Johanna Trimble, and
Emil\ Murrow.
Soccer .
Brianna Aguilar, Eric Aguirre,
Leaha Boles, Javier Garcia, Tyler.


Baird, Juan Baza, Justin Gibson,
Nickey Ingram, Jaiden Barnhart,
Ashtyn Brown, Dillon Bullock,
Jocelyn Cardenas, Jaime Jimenez,
Dean Radebaugh, Bonnie Hanner,
Kailey Hoover, Jack Radebaugh,
Paige Rivero, Christopher Gonza-
les, Isabella Penido, Ashley Hawes,
Adel Elhindi, Christiana Ortiz, Mar-
shall Johnson, Diego Rodriguez,
James Steiert, Cassandra Torres,
Stephanie Weeks and Ben Vuleta.
Social Studies
Savannah Simpson, Allison
Chapman,. Mike Cornell, Andrea
Young, Beatriz Martinez, Jesus
Jaimes, Isabella Penido, and
Horace Gordon.
Technology
Danielle Crane
Volleyball
Rebekah Bryan, Stevie Brantley,
Jami Cox, Taydra Delprete, Sarnan-
tha Flecha, Jordan Maynard, Robbi
Erwin, Brittany Freeman, Darby
Jones, Marie Renfranz, Maranda
Serrano, Ami Nunez, Ali Nunez,
Destiny Nunez, Aubrey Robertson,
Karli Holtkamp, Savannah
Asmussen, Brooke Snyder, Carissa
Tyson and Farah Elhindi.


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Wildlife center prepares for open house


- Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center Inc. \vill host a fundraiser
open house Saturday, No. -4 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Animal lovers are
guaranteed to see panthers, bob-
cats, gators and man\ other beau-
tiful and exotic creatures
Visitors will also enjoy the ne\\
Butterfly Haven, % which opened in
late Julh. The- butterfly\ garden is
arranged in the shape of the Zebra
Longxing, the Florida state butter-
fly It comprises nearly 2,000 larval
and nectar plants to provide a
needed breeding and feeding
ground for local butterfly species,
\ which, like other creatures, suffer
diminished habitat due to increas-
ing development in the area
A North American Butterfly
Association INABA.I count of the
Butterfly Haven back in July
logged 46 of the region's 60 indige-
nous species hanging out in the
garden.
"We think Sue has the best but-
terfly garden in the state," said
Linda and Buck Cooper, NAPA
members who compile butterfly
count date o their LEPSrUS list
server, travel the state doing edu-
cational butterfly programs, and
write butterfly articles for various
nature publications.
"We are very supportive of
what she has done to create public
awareness of butterflies and but-
terfly gardening," Cooper adds.
"Sue and her volunteers are awe-
some! We wish her a big turnout


Obituaries

Lee Alan Hadden
Lee Alan Hadden, age 33, for-
merly of Okeechobee, died Oct.
17, 2006. at his
residence in
Dunsmuir,
Calif. He lo% ed
to ,travel and 0k .
loved the Cali- lo
fornia and
Ohio country
side. He never
met a stranger
and befriended Lee Alan
everyone. Hadden
He is pre-
ceded in death by: his parents,
Clarence and Elaine Hadden; and,
sister Annina Blevins.
He is survived by: his four
brothers, Anthony (Patricia) Had-
den of Troy, N.Y, John (Sherry)
Hadden of Torrington, Conn.,
Daniel Hadden of Racine, Ohio.,
and Paul (Dawn) Hadden of
Riceville, Tenn.; eight sisters, Con-
nie Mclntire of Elizaville, N.Y,
Lanece Hadden of Ft. Pierce, Kim-
berlie (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
nephews.
The family will hold a memori-
al service at a later date in Dexter
City, Ohio.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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This is one of many butter-
flies in the Butterfly Haven.


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There are baby panthers at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center in Okeechobee. They may be seen during the center's
open house on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


for her open house."
'Admission is $10 for adults, $5
for kids ages 6-12 and little ones
get in free. Admission includes
snacks and a beverage, access to
the animal compounds, butterfly
garden, nature and hiking trails,"
said Sue Arnold, owner and cura-
tor of the center located at 14895
NWV 30th Terrace.
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center's mission is to rescue, reha-
bilitate and return animals to their
natural habitat. The center has


been around for 11 years and reha-
bilitates an average of 1,000 ani-
mals per year. It is a non-profit
501.c.) 13.1 educational facility that
relies completely on donations to
fund its work The center regularly
hosts children's birthday parties
and educational tours for schools
and other interested groups.
For information about the
center, the open house or direc-
tions to the facility visit
wwv.arnoldswildlife.org or call
(863) 763-4630.


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OUA BILL: This call is in regard to my extremely overpriced and
pathetic water bill that I just received in the mail from the Okeechobee
Utility Authority. I was wondering if someone from the newspaper could
contact the OUA seeing as how they do not print on our bills the amount
they charge per gallon. On my bill it says previous read, current read and
consumption three. I would like to know, and I think many of us would
that get these bills every month now that they've raised the rates again,
how much they're charging per gallon of water and per gallon of sewer?
I have a friend that has been gone all summer and she received a water
bill for $36 and there's been no one at her house for three months. I
would also like to know the minimum amount per month they charge
just to have a meter in your yard when no one is using it. (Editor's Note:
We contacted OUA and following is their response. "Prior to any rate
adjustment becoming effective, the OUA conducts at least two public
hearings. These public hearings allow for discussions to be held by
board members, as well as input from the public. The hearings are pub-
licly advertised prior to the meeting date as required by law. Since there
can be many variations between the type of bill residential, non-resi-
dential and master meter, meter size (3/4 of an inch, I inc., etc.) and serv-
ice provided (water, water/wastewater) if a customer has a question
concerning their bill please call the riain office at (863) 763-9460 and
someone will answer their question.")

INSURANCE: How's this for another dirty trick from Citizens brought
to us from the company of last resort? They couldn't get a raise at the
capital. So today I get a letter from them informing me that they have
decided my home is worth $278,000. This is a home I purchased just 16
months ago for $91,000 a cash purchase and has increased in
value by using like-valued homes in this area between 40 to 60 percent
putting it, at the most, $150,000. They tell me I have to have it re-
appraised by Nov. 8 and I have to have it insured for the replacement
value that they have determined to be $278,000. I am wondering, seeing
I determine how much insurance I want to carry on my home and that it
is not financed and is nobody's business but mine, just who do they
think they are? I am paying nearly $1,300 year now and they now want
$3,600 a year for re-insuring me by over-pricing my home by 300 per-
cent. Mr. Insurance Commissioner-- do your job.

KIDS: Before I start, let me just say that I am a great-grandma and
have had kids and I have a suggestion. You have a page for religious
news. You have a page for sports and you have a page for your commu-
nity news, which is all really great. Why can't you have a page or two for
kids or children's activities rather than scattering all those articles on
every page? When I read news, I like to read news. If I want to read
about kids, I could go to those pages. Not everyone has kids or grand-
kids and not all of us know these kids that are in the paper or about the
activities they are in. It's great that you put them in the paper, just place
them in sections where we have the option to read or not. (Editor's
Note: While your suggestion is a good one, designating certain pages for
only photos and articles about local children isn't really something we
can do at this time. Space for news whether it is sports, religion, busi-
ness or agriculture is determined by advertising. This means that the
number of pages is based on the amount of advertising. There have
been times we've been unable to publish these special pages because
the page count had to be reduced because of a smaller amount of ads.
Other than sports, only one page per week is used for special items such
as religion, business or agriculture. While we would like to implement
your suggestion, we cannot increase our page count to do this unless
there is a significant increase in advertising that would, in turn, pay for
the added pages.)

MOMS: This is about the sex offenders. I would like to know, where
are the mothers? Are moms watching their children like they used to, or
what's happening? I think moms should be taking care of their children.

MUD SLINGING: I'm sure everyone reading what I have to say will
agree with me: this is the dirtiest and mud-slinging campaign I have ever
encountered. I will certainly be glad when election time is over.

BORDER: I'm speaking about the Mexican border. I can't understand
why they want to come across the border when all our job economy has
gone to Mexico? There are about two million naturalized American peo-
ple that had jobs, but don't have jobs now. We're all homeless and on
welfare and they are still jumping the border. Why are you jumping the
border? Do you want to get in the welfare line? Well, stand in line --
but, Americans are first.

FIRES: About the fires that keep popping up in California and around
the country, why doesn't the government connect them with terrorism?
It is either terrorism from or mad people from south of the border. I think
it is terrorism. I think they need to address it and they need to put up
defenses against it.



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Letter to the Editor


Voting is
a privilege
"Peace on Earth, and good will
toward men," are words found in
the Bible and quoted during our
Christmas season. Yet there are
many in the world today who
desire nuclear weapons to do
harm to those who do not think
and believe as they do.
Christians and Jews appear to
be their primary targets. This dec-
laration of harm was made to
Israel by the leader of Iran not
long ago.
Days following the Sept. 11,
2001, events, Gerhard Schroder,
Germany's chancellor, made this
statement: "This is a declaration
of war against the entire civilized
world."
There are no easy solutions or
means of combating such groups,
of people, ,who believe others
must die who do not believe what
they do. These terrorist are not.
confined to Iraq, but are through-
out the world. Gerhard Schroder
could easily see they could be
next, or any other nation for that
matter. .
Paul McGuire, author of "Are
You Ready?," tells of at least 100
terrorist cell groups within the
United States. He speaks of suit-


case size nuclear bombs possibly
being placed inside a foreign
cargo container, which could be
activated upon arrival within a
port. He stated that a million
could be killed within 20 minutes
of detonation. We truly are living
in dangerous times.
The ideology of World War II
seemed to be that it was far better
to fight a war on foreign soil than
on .the soil of America. Neverthe-
less, it appears we are currently
engaged in World War III against
these terrorist who attacked us in
New York and Washington, D.C.
They have attacked Great Britain
and Spain. What other country
will be next if they obtain nuclear
weapons, and who or what will
stop them? There are no easy
answers.
I recently saw the movie "One
Night with the King." It is the story
of Esther from the Bible. She was
only one person, yet you might
have thought by the action she
chose to take that she had the
knowledge of the book entitled,
"The Purpose Driven Life." She
realized the decisions she would
make would ultimately affect the
lives of all the Jewish people in
this kingdom. ..
I She, being the.current queen,
realized she needed the'counsel
of one higher than herself. She


Upcoming Events

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. ParrottAve. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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.
Tuesday
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 4 11 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
E\ ervone 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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297:
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal andior instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Gathering Church Ovetcomes Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W ; 24th Ave. This is a men's only peet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinicon North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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 meet-
ing.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, .call (863)
763-2893.
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 wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39,
who are interested in working towards the betterment of our com-
munity. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
AA 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.mi. until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863)763-1191.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a dosed discussion.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
AA 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. at the 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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
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.


fasted and prayed and asked for
all the Jewish people to fast and
pray, as well as all her servants.
The words of her uncle are found
in Esther 4: 14: "Who knows
whether you were brought to this
kingdom for such a time as this?"
God gave her the direction she
needed to save not only herself
but her people. People of faith in
God today, viewing this film,
could be inspired to learn from
Esther's example. They may con-
sider the words from the Bible
that tell us to pray for those in
authority over us. They may real-
ize that they, too, have a very
important purpose for their own
life.
God has placed us on this
earth, within this country, people
who paid a high price for this priv-
ilege to vote during such a time as
this. We must be good stewards
of such a privilege.
The Bible gives many exam-
ples of when God's people turned
their backs on him. He allowed
them to make their own deci-
sions. When they found them-'
selves in trouble without' God,
suddenly they would cry out to
him to save them from their peril.
One of God's answers to such
a cry is found .in II Chronicles 7:
14: "If my people, which are.
called by my name, shall humble


themselves, and pray, and seek
my face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear
from heaven, and will forgive
their sin, and will heal their land."
We as a nation need to think
deeply about these words as we
consider our vote.
The Founding Fathers of our
country had this Biblical knowl-
edge, and knew that they would
need the counsel of one higher
than themselves to govern this
new country. Our pledge to our
flag contains the words, "One
Nation, Under God." Our curren-
cy declares "In God We Trust." It
is only in him that we can have
our confidence about our future.
The question is: will we all
take the time to pray and ,seek
God's guidance during this elec-
tion? Will we focus on the real
issues that are important to Chris-
tians based on Biblical instruc-
tion? Will we look to God's word
to measure one's character and
values when we vote? Will we
pray f6r God's protection of our
country and its allies?
Our nation's fate depends
upon us doing just that.
May God continue to bless
America.
Linda Knisel
Christian Coalition
of Okeechooee County


Community Events

Yard sale funds new church roof
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave,, will hold a
yard sale Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds
from the sale of items and refreshments will help fund the church's
new roof. For information, call (863) 763-4127.

4-Hers to clean saddles
The Bits and Spurs 4-H Club will clean saddles on Saturday, Oct.
28, from 9 a.m. until 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 S.R. 70. Saddles may be dropped off for clean-
ing 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 showwill 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, contact 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 2p.m. For information, call Lyndaat (863) 357-4418.

OHS band sponsors band festival
The Okeechobeel High School Band is hosting the FBA Marching
Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the OHS Football Stadium,
2800 U.S. 441 N. Everyone is invited. The first band will perform
around 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5,

Thrivent planning Oktoberfest event
Thrivent will hold their 16th.annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct.
28, at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W 23rd Lane.
Tickets are $5 each for the meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked
beans, German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Dinners
will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-5042.

Church plans Sunday Funday
'Basinger Church of God's second annual Sunday Funday will be
held Sunday, Oct. 29, at 16050 U.S. 98 N. starting at noon. There will
be free food, games, prizes, face painting, a dunk tank, air-up slide,
popcorn and snow cones. Come dressed up as your favorite charac-
ter (nothing scary). There will be no transportation provided. For
information, call (863) 467-1503.

Church plans Hallelujah Party
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will be hosting
a Hallelujah Party Sunday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. A finger food supper will
be 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 sup-
plies, 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 Cham-
ber of Commerce are offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-
or-treating. The Halloween Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31,
in the park downtown and it will be free. If you would like to spon-
sor a booth, prizes or make a monetary donation, call (863) 357-
6246.

Board plans brown-bag lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition advisory board will
meet Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. from 11:30 a.m.
until 1 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting for board members
only. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.


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OPINION








SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, October 28,2006


New opportunities for small game hunters .


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), in cooperation with the
South Florida Water Management
District, is opening new small-
game areas for hunters this year,
providing increased opportuni-
ties for migratory bird hunting.
The Rocky Glades public
small game hunting area in
Miami-Dade County and the C-
23/24 Reservoir small game hunt-
ing area in St. Lucie County are
open.
"The FWC is dedicated to pro-
viding opportunities to hunters
on public lands whenever it can,"
said Dr. Jen Williams, public hunt
areas biologist for the FWC.
"These are prime sites for doves,
but other small game also may be
available for hunters."


Both areas follow the
statewide migratory bird season.
That means hunters can take
migratory birds during the entire
duration of each phase of dove
season and during each of the
waterfowl seasons.
The C-23/24 Reservoir area is a
1,139-acre site made up of aban-
doned orange groves and a reser-
voir. Rocky Glades is a 158-acre
site abutting Everglades National
Park. Both were open for special
duck season at the end of Sep-
tember and are open for the first
phase of dove season, which just
began. They will be open Nov. 11
through Jan. 7 for taking hogs
and small game such as rabbits,
quail and squirrel.
A third area, Allapattah Flats, .a
20,945-acre small game hunting


area in Martin County, is expected
to open by the start of small-
game season. It does not follow
the statewide migratory bird sea-
son. Hunters may take migratory
birds there only when that season
coincides with the small game
season established for that area.
Though the area is not ideal for
waterfowl this year because it is
dry, plenty of hogs and a special-
opportunity dove hunting field
west of Fox Brown Road should
keep hunters happy. Hunters
must have a permit to hunt on the
special-opportunity dove field,
but no permits are required to
hunt on the rest of the area.
"The dove field is in a higher,
drier location than it has been in
past years, so it should attract
more doves," Williams said. "It


was moved specifically for that
reason."
Allapattah Flats likely will
become a wildlife management
area in 2007. Fishing, public
access and tent camping are per-
mitted throughout the year on the
site, which is mostly improved
pasture. There are also pine flat-
woods, oak hammocks, bay
heads and an 85-acre lake. The
Rocky Glades, and the C-23/24
Reservoir sites will be used for
future water management proj-
ects, so hunting opportunities
may change.
For more information about
hunting or to see brochures on
Allapattah Flats, Rocky Glades or
the C-23 / .24 Reservoir, visit
MyFWC.com online.


O.C.R.A. Mighty Mite

Football Schedules


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Perfection, one pin away
Tim Buxton of the Buxton Funeral Homee bowling team
came close to a perfect game by bowling a 299 on
Wednesday, Oct. 4, during the Lonnie Price Plumbing
Men's League.


'.Games will consist of 8-
minute' quarters. Teams are A
Child's World,.-Big Lake Eye
.Care,, 3-H Farms, Okeechobee
Mortgage, Shenanigans and
Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Oct. 28: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-A Child's World vs. 3-H
Farms; 10-11:15 a.m.-Big Lake
Eye Care vs. Shenanigans.
Saturday, Nov. 4: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Big Lake Eye Care vs.
Okeechobee Mortgage; 10-11:15
a.m.-3-H Farms vs. Crewsville
Dairy.
Tuesday, Nov. 7: 5:45-7 p.m.-
3-H Farms vs. Okeechobee Mort-
gage; 7:15-8:30 p.m.-Shenani-
gans vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Nov. 11: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Okeechobee 'Mortgage vs.
Shenanigans; 10-11:15 a.m.-A
Child's World vs. Crewsville
Dairy.
Tuesday, Nov. 14: 5:45 -7


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


Ghost & Goblins


Celesti at (954) 254-2612.


Open Bass Tourney set Brahman alumni


The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-
lins Open Bass Tournament to ben-
efit "Our House", a non-profit pro-
gram serving children and their
families, will take place on Sunda\,
Oct. 29, at the public boat ramp in
Clewiston.- Entryifee 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 information contact Jim
Pollock at (954) 695-6035 or Tim


fundraiser scheduled
The second annual Okee-
chobee High School Brahman
alumni bowling tournament
fundraiser has been scheduled lor
Sunday, No%. 12 at the Stardust
Lanes, beginning at 1 p.m. The for-
mat will be a 3-game match with
scratch scoring. Teams will consist
of four members, preferably two
males and two 'females. The entry
fee is $60 per team or $15 per


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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Great volunteers
Graciela Vareia (left) and Yael Portocarrero (right) helped
make the inaugural "Running with the Bulls" cross-coun-
try meet a success last Saturday at the soccer fields
across from North Elementary School. Ms. Vareia is a
member of the Lady Brahman cross-country team.


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. Tourna-,
ment shirts will be on sale for $5 for
teams. For information contact
'Coach Howard at' either 6O.HFISr-
'(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 current
phy'sidal must be on record with
the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
OHS rodeo team
seeking members
The Florida High School Rodeo
Association (FHSRA) and the
Okeechobee High School Rodeo
Team are getting ready to kick off a
newseason.
The team is looking for new
learn members. If youwould like
to take part in this great sport, con-
tact Darlene Bass at (863) 634-5815
or go to the FHSRA website at
www.fhsra.homestead.com and
then go to the membership page
and download your forms.


Adult players wanted
for baseball team
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball team.
If interested, contact George at
(.6i P.34-.7657.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Don Fox
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) stocked the pond at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center Wednesday in preparation for the annual Kids' Day
Fishing Festival sponsored by the Taylor Creek Bass Club.
The festival will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Preparations are


made for Kids' Day


Fishing Festival


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) had the Richloam State
Fish Hatchery stock the pond at
the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Cen-
ter, located on Hwy 70 East, in
preparation for the 21st annual
Kids' Day Fishing Festival spon-
sored by the Taylor Creek Bass
Club.
The festival will take place on
Sunday, Oct. 29 beginning at 10
a.m. with the Bassmaster Cast-
ingKids competition. That event
will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



The Lee McAllister Memorial
Fishing Tournament will take
place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with
prizes being awarded for the
biggest and most fish caught for
the top anglers in each age group.
The events are open to all chil-
dren ages 4-14. Each participating
child will receive two hot dogs
and two sodas.
The age groups for the Bass-
master CastingKids competition
are 7-10 and 11-14.
The age groups for the live
fishing tournament are 4-6, 7-10
and 11-14.
For information contact Char-.
lie Hays at (863) 763-2332.


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yard, lot size 94x351, electric attached & detached $25,900 per acre. Ready to move in condition. Oh yeah
garage, concrete driveway, sprinkler system, enw roof & don't forget to bring your horses along. Ask to show
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kitchen, dining rm, family rm, living rm, fireplace, large mixed flooring, central .-., C. carport garage dck
closest, fruit & oak trees, (extra 5 acres available with paved driveway, shady trees &,landscaping around r
tool shed, pond, wells, horse stalls and fenced. (#91397)


* New on the market 20+ acres located in GG Acres, NE 120th
St. (#92484)
* 2 acres in R-Bar Estates, $115,000.


SLPOT IN I HE UiA
5018-M: Huge 5BR/2BA manufactured home being ren-
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rate dining rm, island kitchen, large master bed and bath
with sitting room in master bedroom, new deck in front


SPOT IN THE SUN
5027-M: Three bedroom, two bath doublewide mobile
on half acre. Located in Spot in The Sun. Split bedroom
plant-Partially fenced. Great for east coast commuters.
$140,000. (#92463)


* 10+/- acres in Sherman Wood Ranches, SE 33rd Terr. (#90859)
* 25 plus acres in Dark Hammock w/MH or without.
* (2) 4+ acres in Okeechobee Little Farms.


9l')1263 PRIME SOLFiHl'IST SIDE LOC'-
TION-AT SUPER PRICE! Big half-acre lot for
this block 3/2 with 2-car garage, fenced backyard,
and family room with fireplace! Desirable Lazy 7
Estates! Kitchen sink, eating counter "island"!
Split bedroom plan! $215,000 IS A BARGAINI


YOU NEED-AT A GREAT PRICE, TOOl Concrete
house w/frame addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms / 2.5+ baths
plus laundry rm, sewing rm, big den/office, screened patio
w/ hottub, seawall w/dock, nice tilework and recent up-
grades! YOU HAVE TO SEE AT JUST $199,900



.2"-'5 AFFORDABLE INVESTMENTT IN THE
ISLES! Doublewide 2/2 includes carport, screened
patio overlooking pond, workshop, paved drive,
central air-morel Very livable, could use a few
repairs. Sewer assessment already paid, new owner
pays hook-up expense! ASKING JUST $100,0001


OK ACRES 10 ACRE PARCELS
"Best prices around on higih quality acreage!"
Lot #7 $220,000 Seller Flnancedl
Lot #13 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #17 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 $250,000 Seller Flnancedll,
Financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment, Sellers will hold a
1st Mortgage of Balance payable in monthly payments of principal &
interest @ 8% APR based on 15yr. Amortization, to come to term (bal-
loon payment) at the end of the 3rd yr. from date of Note.


Don Renfranz, Inc.'s Taylor Creek Real Estate
1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
Phone: (863)763-7312 Fax (863)763-7317 Email: taylorre@strato.net
Donald A. Renfranz/Broker 863-467-2930 or 863-634-4596
Geraldine Patent/Sales Associate 863-763-1616 or 863-610-7006
Vicki & Perry Green/Sales Associates 863-467-6516 or 863-610-0962


n91379 LIVE THE LIFE OF A KING IN
KING'S BAYI Attractive 2 bedroom with
attached garage shows obvious owner
care over the years! Community pool,
small Association fees, double-width
driveway, sewer & water lines! ALL
JUST 10 MINUTES FROM TOWN. ON
SOUTHEAST SIDE


N90792 PATIO OVERLOOKS YOUR
BIG BACKYARD AND LAKE-ACCESS
WATERWAYI Really cute 19813 bdrm /
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in Buckhead! Has a detached concrete
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Preferred Properties
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Trio eom .es to Okeeehobee Reflections from the Pulpit


For nearly thirty years, Mark
Trammell has been blessed to sing
Gospel Music, something he says,
"Evolved from a dream to a life's
call; from just singing to ministry."
Many long time observers and fol-
lowers of Gospel Music consider
him to be one the greatest baritone
singers of all time. He has won
multiple awards as a singer and
producer, and has been a member
of three of Southern Gospel
Music's most acclaimed quartets -
The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals,
and Gold City. For most people, just
being with one of these legendary
groups would be the pinnacle of a
career and justification for resting
on your laurels. But for Mark now
is not the time to kick back and
relax. Instead, it is time to launch a
new mission that focuses on evan-
gelism through the seamless inte-
gration of Southern Gospel Music
and preaching--The Mark Tram-
mell Trio.
If surrounding yourself with the
right people is one of the keys of
success, then Mark Trammell
might be considered a 'master
locksmith.' Since he was 15 years
old, Mark has literally been sur-
rounded by and sung with some of
the most respected men in South-
ern Gospel Music including Ray
Shelton, Eldridge Fox, Jim Ham-
mill, Squire Parsons, Ray Reese,
Tim Riley, Glen Payne, and George
Younce. Taking on the mantel of
mentor, Mark is now surrounding
himself with two of the brightest
young vocalists on the Gospel
Music Horizon, Eric Phillips and
Dustin Sweatman.
The newest member of the
Mark Trammell Trio is Dustin
Sweatman. Dustin is twenty-two
years old and hales from Cum-
ming, Ga. For the past'three years
Dustin sang with the Dixie Melody
Boys. He is not only a very talented
lead singer, but is an awesome key-


Submitted to the UKeecnoDee News
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. 28 St. For information call (863) 763-3519 or (863)
763-7113.


board artist as well. For twelve
years Dustin refined this craft by
taking lessons from Eloise Phillips,
a noted teacher in Southern Gospel
Music. In 2004 Dustin was honored
as one of the top five vocalists for
the Horizon Individual Award.
Dustin's father is Gerald Sweatman
who has written many wonderful
songs that have been recorded by
groups such .as the Kingsmen,
Hoppers and many more. "It is a
privilege to be working with a
group that is focused on ministry,"
he says. "I want to see people
changed and drawn closer to
Christ after attending our services."
Over twenty-five years ago,
Mark Trammell, as a member of
The Kingsmen, shared the stage
with one of Southern Gospel
Music's best-loved tenor singers,
Ernie Phillips. Today, Ernie's son
Eric Phillips sings tenor for the
Mark Trammell Trio. Although his
earliest memory of singing is being
on stage with Squire Parsons, Sam
Parsons, and his father when he


was very young, Eric actually
began his singing career a few
years ago with some regional
groups from the Carolinas. Before
joining the Trio, Eric was the tenor
vocalist for The Melody Masters
Quartet. Like the others, Eric is very
ministry minded. "It's all about the
message," he states. "I want to be
an encouragement to people and
to share The Word through song to
unbelievers. It's very humbling, yet
also very rewarding when some-
one tells you. how a song you've
sung has been inspiring to them, or
helped them in some way deal
with a problem or difficult situa-:
tion." Ever the tenor, Eric adds, "of
course there's nothing like a good,
fast, Gospel song with a high end-
ing!" Eric is married to his lovely
wife, Lauren. Lauren is a full time
student and a full time mother to
their little girl, Carli. Eric is a gradu-
ate of Western Carolina University
with a BS in Criminal Justice. Avet-
eran of the Asheville Police Depart-
ment, Eric retains his certification


and continues to serve the citizens
ofAsheville as a reserve officer.
Mark Trammell has been mar-
ried to his wife LaResa for twenty-
seven years. They have one son,
twenty-two year old Nick who
graduated from Gadsden State Uni-
versity with an Associate Degree in
Music. He is presently working on
his Business Degree. Throughout
his career, Mark has been privi-
leged to perform in some very
prestigious venues including Radio
City Music Hall, Brooklyn Taberna-
cle, and the South Lawn of the
White House. He has performed
for President Jimmy Carter, and
noted pastors/evangelists such as
the venerable Dr. WA. Crisswell,
Dr. Charles Stanley, Dr. Tom Eliff,
Dr. Bailey Smith, and others. It was
on the Isle of Patmos that Mark ini-
tially began to understand God's
call of evangelism. "For many years
I literally fought the call of evangel-
ism," explains Mark. "I've enjoyed
these years of helping others fulfill
their dreams while living out my
own. But now, God has given me
new dreams built on His calling on
my life to combine singing and
preaching. I came to the realization
a few years back that God doesn't
want me to be someone else. He
wants me to be who He made me
to be, and that is the goal for this
trio. We are to be ministers of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ and to live,
preach, and sing in such a manner
that no one feels or thinks we're
trying to be something we're not.
We are to be trusted stewards of
God's blessings in our lives. We are
to be faithful and obedient to God's
leadership and to administer our
ministry with integrity on sound
and godly principles. The bottom
line is for our families'to be able to
say, 'we're glad we lived in the
home of a Gospel singer. III


Knights of Columbus Council earns award


The Knights of Columbus
Council 11284 of Buckhead
Ridge, is a Columbian Award
winner for 2005-2006 fraternal
year. The award is presented for
excellence in the sponsorship of
prograins that serve the church,
community, families, and youth
as well as council members.
The announcement was
made by the Knights of Colum-
bus international headquarters
located in New Haven, CN, Don
Sliwicki; District Deputy present-
ed the engraved plaque t6 the
council at its mrronlhly meeting
Supreme Knight Carl A.
Anderson, president of the inter-
national organization, in recog-
nizing the local winner, said,
"Please accept my sincere con-
gratulations on attaining this
prestigious award. The dedica-
tion to the Order shown by your
council is seen in the high stan-
dard of excellence you have
achieved. At the same time, I


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Grand Knight David R. Alford,(left), head of the local Knights
of Columbus Council accepts a Columbian Award for the
2005-2006 fraternal year from District Deputy, Don Sliwicki,
on the right.


encourage you to carry forward
this enthusiasm to meet the chal-
lenges that will face the K of C in


the years ahead. May this award
be a reminder and an inspiration
to members of your council to


continue to promote the ideals of
Columbianism for the good of
the church, your community, and
the Order."
In accepting the award, Grand
Knight, David R. Alford, head of
the local council said, "Receiving
this award is quite and honor.
We're very pleased with this
accomplishment." The hard
% working members made this
possible.
The Knights of Columbus is
the world's largest Catholic lay
organization It provides mem-
bers and their families with vol-
unieer opportunities in service to
the Catholic Church, their com-
munities, families, and young
people. With more than 1.7 mil-
lion members in over 43,000
councils around the world, the
Knights of Columbus annually
donates over $139.7 million dol-
lars and 64 million hours of serv-
ice to charitable causes.


Religion Briefs


Yard sale funds
new church roof
Okeechobee Church of God,
301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a,
yard sale Friday,. Oct. 27, and Sat-
urday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. All proceeds from the sale of

items and refreshments will help
fund the church's new roof. For
information, call (863) 763-4127.

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 heal-
ing may come anytime between
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Lynda at (863) 357-4418.
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 sec-
ond 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 provid-
ed. 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 supper
will be followed by a Bible char-
acter dress up at 6 p.m.


OVERCOME YOUR ENEMY
BY
MAKING HIM YOUR FRIEND
SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY WORSHIP BIBLE STUDY MINISTER
9:30 AM 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM WED 7-00 PM JIM DAY


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Gaining friends
The Okeechobee Church of Christ offers this advice for
losing enemies and making friends.


Sacred Heart
hosts party
A Halloween party for young-
sters and families will be held at
Sacred Heart pavilion on Tuesday,
Oct. 31, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Celebrations include competitions
with prizes for scariest, most origi-
nal and most beautiful costumes.
Refreshments will be served. For
information, call (863) 763-3727.
Churches sponsor
Fall Fest in park
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 chil-
dren in a safe environment.
Church is
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. Tick-
et are $10, and covers the sitting fee
and a 10 x 13 family portrait. For
tickets and information, call Donna
at (863) 697-1789.
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 Fel-
lowship Hall at 200 N.W Second
St. in Okeechobee. There will be a
variety of crafts, quilted items,
knives, nuts, baked goods, white
elephant items and a silent auction.
Soup, sandwiches and desserts will
be available from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission
Projects, local and abroad. For
information, contact Cynthia Yoder
at (863) 357-2103.
Church 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.
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 Believ-
ers Fellowship Church, 310 S.W.
Sixth Ave. For information, call
(863) 357-0455.
Church to
host yard sale
Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
hold a redemption 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)
357-1581.


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By Brother Donald Kovacs
First Baptist Church of Basinger
What does it mean to be God's
child?
"When the fullness of time
had come, God sent forth His
Son... to redeem those who were
under the, law, that we might
receive the adoption as sons, and
because you are sons, God has
sent forth the Spirit of His Son into
your hearts, crying out, "Abba,
Father!" Therefore, you are no
longer a slave but a son, and if a
son, then an heir of God through
Christ." (Galatians 4:4-7)
"Behold what manner of love
the Father has bestowed on us,
that we should be called children
of God!" (John 3:1)
Those are powerful words!
Ordinary people like you and me
can be called children of the Cre-
ator of the Universe. That's worth
thinking about. Jesus told Paul
that his mission in life would be to
turn people "from darkness to
light and from the power of Satan
to God." (Acts 26:18)
What has God done to bring
us into His family?
The Bible uses two word pic-


tures to explain this process. The
first is what Jesus describes as
being "born again." (John 3:3).
The second is the concept of
adoption. (Romans 8:15) Both
analogies help us to understand
the frequent biblical use of the
expressions sons of God and chil-
dren of God. Jesus said that a per-
son is outside the family of God,
spiritually condemned, unless he
is spiritually reborn (John 3:1-21).
This rebirth is accomplished by
God's Spirit when a person
expresses personal faith in Jesus
as "one's only hope for forgive-
ness of sin and life in heaven."
The apostle John said that "as
many as received (Jesus) to them
He gave the right to become chil-
dren of God, to those who believe
in His name." (John 111-12)
How can being part of God's
family change my life?
We will have free access to the
Father in prayer,- training in how
to be Christ like,- help for every
situation we face in life, a new
perspective of hope for this life
and eternity, and last but not
least, we have responsibilities to
fulfill to our Father and to our new
brothers and sisters in Christ.











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penalty just as severe as the crimes
they were charged with, the Flori-
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The justices unanimously
upheld Terry P. Sanders' convic-
tion of attempted second-degree
murder while discharging a
firearm and inflicting great bodily
harm for shooting a bouncer at
Club Turbulence in Tampa's Ybor
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survived.
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the jury convicted him of the lesser
offense, one of several possible.
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to life in prison, the same maxi-
mum he could have gotten if con-
victed on the original charge.
That was because of Florida's
10-20-life, law that allows
enhanced sentences regardless of
the degree of the underlying crime.
It provides for minimum mandato-
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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Oct.
27, through Thursday, Nov. 2, are
as follows:
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. Tues-
day, 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)
763-7202.

Briefs


Volunteers wanted
forhospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning, afternoon, and
evening shifts are -available.
Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby
desk at Raulerson Hospital for a
Volunteer Application. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) began in
June.

Items needed
b.iyjdlfe center -
Arnold' \Vildlilif habilila-
tion Center, 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels,
-old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, gardening utensils and
laundry detergent. Anyone wish-
ing to donate any of the above
items is asked to call (863) 763-
4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all
unwanted horses. If you can't
keep them, donate them by call-
ing (772) 467-0400. For informa-
tion, ask for Karen.

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children
are abused or neglected each
year. When families fail to care
for their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us.
You can help abused and neg-
lected children by donating your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle to Kids In Distress
by calling (954) 390-7620. Kids
In Distress is a community-sup-
ported agency dedicated to the
care, treatment and prevention
of child abuse and neglect. They
have locations in Broward and
Palm Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
4630.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free preg-
nancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and con-
fidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence-education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For information or
appointments call (863) 763-
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Auctions 105
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In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers T60


DOG, Found, Chihuahua / Ter-
rier Mix, Female, Vicinity of
Basinger 700A. Call to ID.
(863)467-2112
PIT BULL, Male, found in
Okeechobee Little Farms
area. Call to identify
(678)268-8191
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.
(561)722-5289
MALE CATAHOULA/ Bull dog
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
RODESIAN RIDGEBACK DOG,
Spayed female, needs loving
owner, quiet, housebroken.
(863)675-4098 evenings
SKUNK, Descented, to good
home, if interested, please
call (863)843-0336




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9am-6pm 4900 NW 160th St,
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Employment 1
Medical 210
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Pa Tme 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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



ASSISTANT
MANAGER
($30,000 to start)
COOK
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
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.
DRIVER
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
DFWP/EOE
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
(863)357-0852


ELECTRICIAN:
Mechanic's &
Helpers
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record.
Weekly Travel time,,
overtime, per diem.
DFWR Benefits,
401K, Pd Hol. & Vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689
NEEDED:
Energetic,Self motivated per-
son who loves children to
work for busy Childcare Cen-
ter. 863-467-5588
PHONE TECHNICIAN NEEDED
Valid DL Drug Tested
1505B S. ParrottAve
863-763-5200


SHIFT SUPERVISOR
POSITION AVAILABLE
We offer benefits & Paid
Vacation! Experience in
manufacturing, trouble-
shooting; & employee
mgmt. a plus. Salary
based upon qualifications.
& experience. Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee.
863-763-5586
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
(863)467-6399
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Position avail, in Sebring
Dermatology practice. $30.
per hr with flexible schedule.
Fax resume to
863-386-1848 & call
863-386-0786


CASE MANAGEMENT
Immediate opening for a part
time Case Management po-
sition. Must be bilingual.
Fax Resume: 863-462-5878.


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Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
dass begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has.
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED
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MAINTENANCE SHOP SUPERVISOR
Lykes Citrus Management Division has an immediate opening
for a Maintenance Shop Supervisor at its Brighton Grove Op-
eration. The successful candidate must have extensive experi-
ence in diesel & gasoline engines, hydraulics, air conditioning,
fabrication as well as a minimum of two years experience in
employee supervision.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers a competitive wages, benefit package
including paid holidays and vacation.
Interested applicants should apply in person at the office listed
below:
Lykes Ranch
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL
Brighton Corner, at the intersection of Highway 70 & 721
County Road
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RN Branch Director/ Clinical Manager
Treasure Coast Hospices Big Lake Branch
is seeking an experienced administrative and
clinical RN to direct our fabulous team in our
Okeechobee office. Please contact
Lena Campbell, HR at 800-299-4677
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EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANT
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-
(formey Tri- County TEC),
1111 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 124
or Fax resume (772)221-4938
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TUMBLING COACH:
Local, Completive Cheerling
Team in need of a Tumbling
Coach 2 evenings per week.
Compensation negotiable &
based on experience.
Call (863)697-0812

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Business
SOpportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


NOTICE
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
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
ChUd Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


Merchandise



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


4dR COND- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
(561)447-6538
WINDOW UNIT, 220v, works
good. $200 neg.
(863)261-5758
WINDOW UNIT- Kenmore,
18,000 BTU's, Cool & heat
New, Never used. $300.
(863)634-4271


CHINA CABINET Inlaid w/
spindle legs. $200neg.
OAK WASH STAND $100neg,
MAHOGANY SERVER/
BUFFET, $150 neg.
(863)634-5914
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
HOOSIER CABINET, with white
enamel countertop, $350 or
best offer. (863)634-5914
SEWING MACHINE- In blonde
furniture. Access. included.
Good condition. $200.
(302)684-4836 Lv. msg.


BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT
We are seeking a
polished professional for
our Okeechobee location.
Call on existing &
potential customers,
cross-sell products &
service. Very competitive
salary w/full benefits.
Prior experience in
banking desired. All
inquires are completely
confidential. E-mail
resume w/salary
requirements to
Okeejob@aol.com.


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Size 12 Mostly name brand
$40. Will separate.
(863)357-0391
CLOTHING- Womens, name
branOs size j3, panis &
lops., new w/itags $80 will
sell sep 1954)237-4846
GIRLS PANTS, Ses 4 & 5 5
pairs irom New York. Style
$.25 or aii or will separate
i863|697-6129
LEATHER JACKETS, Mer 's
rze bLrgIe 1 brown & 1
DI3(l. new e50 eajcn or best
ofler. (86363-4-5914



FOOTBALL CARDS: Appo.A.
50 000. $2500 lor ail, will sep
(863)902-04 -1
ELVIS COLLECTION. Many
items, Rare items, iiemis from
Graceljnd, memorabilia 1550
neg. 18631467-0627
PIN BALL MACHINES 13) noI
wort.ing very ( ileclable
1,500 for 11l (863)328.0002
PORCELAIN DOLLS & DOLL
MOLDS- Byron rrmums. See-
ev., etc $2000 All or sell sep
18631674-1906
SWORDS, KNIVES, DAGGER
& more. a3po. I.'lt items
34 new In bo, .$175 Ior 3ll
Or best oiter 8631-467'-502



COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adlustable neigni. good con-
dilor, $50 or best ofler
(561)676-0427
DELL, with pri er. 1 year old
works good. $300
18631634-1331
Epson Stylus Pnhoto brar
new in ine Dbo.., $90
1863i'63-0583
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
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


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


ARMOIRE/ENT. CENTER, Very
nice, call to view. $125 or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BED twin, adjustable, w/mas-
sage, $300. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.
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
CHROME & GLASS D/R TBL.
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
$50.863-675-1553
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Like
new, $200 (863)357-6997


Employmen


STEREO SYSTEM, 1970 floor
model Zenith, 8 track, record
player, radio, exc. cond.
$400 neg. (863)467-5117


COFFEE POT: Sunbeam,
Black, New. $15
(863)467-5709
DISHWASHER, Excellent con-
dition. $75. (863)675-1634
ELECTRIC DRYER- GE, like
new, barely used, $100 or
best offer (863)673-5655
FREEZER: ADMIRAL, Ultra
Freeze, No Frost, Upright,
$200. (863)467-5709
LG. UPRIGHT FREEZER GE
Frostfree, wht, & Tappan 4
burner gas stove, wht.
$325/both, will sep. 675-1553
REFRIGERATOR, Crosley
Shelvador. $150
(863)261-5758
STOVE, Ceramic: Like new.
$200 (863)675-1634
WASHER & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
(863)675-6370
WASHER, Roper, Large Ca-
pacity 2.5, Like new. New
$229, Asking $175.
(863)357-3369


BIKE 2 wheeler, 20", Mon-
goose Model, very sharp,
must see, $40. Call
(863) 763-0625.
GIRLS BICYCLES (2) good
condition. $60/both, will sell
separate. 863-763-3120
Okeechobee area
GIRLS CHOPPER BIKE- ask-
ing $100 (863)763-3448 or
(863)467-5756



Replacement Casement
Sashes : Andersen: 1) 27 1/4"
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.
302-228-3005
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
Asking $300 or best offer
(863)673-1120


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


SUNCOAST GUN SHOW
S********************************************** *

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


AMMO- 30-30 Win, 200
rounds, boxed, $70 will di-
vide (863)301-0250
COLT 45, Argentinean model
1927, Colt cal. 11.25 mm,
a n t I q u e
$675.863-467-1958
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


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


HOVEROUND SCOOTER-
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299
MOTORIZED CHAIR Golden
Alante, new batteries, exc.
cond. $850. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.
SCOOTERS (2), Rascal, bat-
tery operated, like new,
1 needs work. $400 for both.
(863)697-2198
WHEELCHAIR RAMPS good
condition. $200/set.
863-357-1632


CHRISTMAS DECOR, Outdoor,
$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
SUNQUEST 2000S10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300.
863-634-5888
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
(863)634-9119
TEXAS INSTRUMENT 92
Graphing calculator & guide
book. Like new. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area

'us^-ical
Isrm ents 0660


BASS GUITAR: FENDER JAZZ,
Marcus Miller w/hard case.
Like new. $725.
(863)357-7406
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DBL KEYBOARD ORGAN- ask-
ing $50 (863)635-4455
YAMAHA ELECTRIC PIANO -
exc.cond. $750.
863-234-1067 Labelle area


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


COMPOUND BOW, Black
Bear-Cobra, 50 lb. draw,
with arrows, $35.
(863)763-4098
FISHING ROD- Steve Daniels
signature series, excellent
condition, 7', med light, $8
(863)610-1276
LARGE MOUTH BASS- 20lbs
+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $75 (863)610-1276
PAINT BALL GUN Tippman A5
w/Ricochet 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.
(863)697-3008


FLAT SCREEN Sony 36"
wega FD Trnitron TV, asking
$1000. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$450 Firm. (863)447-1841
TV, COLOR, 27" JVC, only 1
year old. Paid $400 Asking
$185. (863)532-9355
When you want sometM ua
sold, advertUse In the
cassifieds.


AIR COMPRESSOR 5.5 Hon-
da/Ingersoll Rand, dual tank,
no hrs. Sacrifice at $550.
863-674-0416 Labelle
AIR COMPRESSOR- like new,
Porter Cable 1.6 HRP, 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.
HILTI 11" ROTATING Chipping
hammer/drill. Original cost
$1800, asking $450.
863-467-1958


PSP w/2 games. GTA and
Socom. $250 or best offer.
863-697-9014



ELECTROLUX, with bags, $25
(863)983-8216 after 10am


COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$175 for set, will not separate.
(863)675-4098 evenings
COUCH & 2 CHAIRS, IVORY,
Egyptian cotton w/cherry
wood trim, exc. cond., $500
or best offer. (863)763-0583
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
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
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
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 3
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $300 or
best offer. (863)697-1706
FUTON MATTRESS- Deluxe
6", with cover. Like new.
$50. (863)763-6369
FUTON SOFA BED, w/thick in-
ner spring mattress, almost
new, pd $390, sell $200.
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS,
Queen, 9", NASA, as seen on
TV, in factory package. $475
cash. (239)223-8103
TRIPLE DRESSER- 54"x 18"
With attached mirror. Hard
rock maple wood. Good.
cond. $150. (863)763-2458
TWIN BED & NIGHT STAND,
matching set, good condi-
tion. $100 for both.
(863)675-1617 after 6pm
TWIN BEDS, 2, Maple, Com-
plete. Good condition. $75.
(863)467-4124
Wicker Furniture, Loveseat, 2
chrs., w/cushions, 3 tables,
in Aqua"lsles, $100.
(336)342-0221


GOLF CART, Electric, Hyundi.
w/ charger, 6 new batteries &
extra tires. Not running. $350
or best offer. (863)261-4908
Guns/SupIlies06


Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
(863)357-0465
PIANO- Wurlitzer, full size,
asking $300 (863)635-4455


AQUARIUM- 75 gal,
Stand,hood Salt filtration.
Reef white. $450.
(863)673-0081
CHIHUAHUA- 5 mos, male,
cream/tan, asking $130
(863)673-0538
COCKER SPANIEL- Full blood-
ed, 2 yrs old, Very friendly,
Good with children. House
dog. $1000. (863)634-5473
COLUMBIAN RED-TAIL Boa,
2 ft., good appetite, 10 gal.
tank w/access. $150 or best
offer. 863-673-6508
DOG CRATE, Midwest, galva-
nized, 36"Ix19"wx22"h, $30.
(863)763-4098
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
(863)697-2969
ENGLISH BULL DOGS- 2, Fe-
males, AKC registered, 2.5
yrs old. $1600.
(863)634-8795
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
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, 8wks
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $500
each (863)946-3857
PIGEONS: (5 PAIR) $75
(863)675-4981 LaBelle Area
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
23 yrs, old, good beginner or
kids horse, no bad habits,
$1500 (863)763-1504
TRITON COCKATOO female,
very beautiful & loving.
Needs lots of TLC. w/cage+
Mustsell $1500.228-7230



BATHTUB, brand new, porce-
lain, stainless steel, still in
box, $175 or best offer.
(863)357-2271/261-4633
HOT WATER HEATER- 40 gal,
asking $70 (863)675-7105

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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Fam iscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/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
POCO HEADSTALL REINS,
New, With silver, $25.
(863)983-8646
QUARTERHORSE MARE 6
yrs., needs exp. rider, $3500
or best offer. Need to sell!
Great bloodlines863-634-7065
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $800. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
REG BREEDING STOCK PAINT
MARE- 2002, exc perfor-
mance bloodlines, $2500
(863)801-9188
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.
(863)697-2022
SADDLE, Ausie/Western,
New, with bridle, breast col-
lar, 17", $250.
(863)983-8646
TRAILER- 2 horse bumper pull
escape door tandem axle,
good tires, dividers, rubber
mats $950 (305)807-2500



CHIPPER/SHREDDER, older
but in good condition, $75 or
best offer. (239)634-4040
LaBelle, leave message
RIDING LAWN MOWER 18hp
B&S, Yard King, 42" cut, 3
blades, runs & cuts, needs
some wk. $200.763-6257&
RIDING LAWN MOWER, Mas-
ter Cut, 12hp, 32" cut, $150.
(863)763-4149 or
(561)758-4337
RIDING LAWN MOWERS (2) -
w/good engines for parts.
$200 or best offer.
863-467-8856
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman II,
5hp, Briggs, rear tine, 17",
very good condition. $300
(239)634-4040 LaBelle


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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places -910
Commercial
Property 915
Candes/
Town omU"e- Rent9
Farm Prpe rty-
Rent 925
House- Rent 930
Land- Rent 935
Resort Property -
Reat 945
Roommate 950
Room. to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 9W



IN TOWN (3) APARTMENTS
AVAILABLE NOW!!! 2BR/1BA
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.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or e-mail
vldp(surfinthenet.net
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
pl Ian, $1000/mo, first & last
Call Brandi at 863-261-2762
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
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
krisdags@aol.com
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo, + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry
772-216-1461
Moorehaven 3BR/2BA, All
appliances included, 30' 1 car
garage, $1500/mo. (2) avail.
Nov. 1st. 863-946-3333
OKEECHOBEE: 3 BR, 1 BA in
Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood. Yellow house, Com-
pletely remodeled. on corner
of 36th & 28th, Huge yard.
Pets ok. $895 mo + $895
-Available Rent To Own-
View pictures @
www.lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, New! Large
House, Large Yard. Bring pets!
$1295. Mo. + 1st, last& sec.
dep. Call 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY, 3br (1
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
SEASONAL BUCKHEAD
RIDGE: Lake access: 2 Story,
2 BR, 1 2BA No pets.
Non-Smk. Env. Also available
w/lake access: 1 Room Apt.
(863)763-6086/634-4762
SW OKEECHOBEE 2BR/2BA
907 SW 2nd Ave, W/D incl.
$850/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. 6-12mo. Lease 634-0512
S.W. Section 3 BR/2 BA 1 Car
garage. Large back yard w/
mature Oak Trees. $1100. mo.
+ 1st & last 863-634-5586



r Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740
NICE.2,000 S.F. Exec. Office
space avail. Nov.1. 107 S.W.
17th St. Suite B. (1) space
avail. Yr. Lease+, call for info
863-634-3040/863-467-9608


OKEECHOBEE- $125/week,
first & last req.,
(863)634-8374


Real Estate

W1111


CLEWISTON, 3/2 CBS CA/H,
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-8114
NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, all appl's.
$185K. For info 863-610-0973
OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA, Frame
w/Metal Roof, 60x210 Ft.1ot.
Hardwood firs. Possible rent to
own. $115,000. Owner/Agent
Call Charles(863)63)4-0584
bullv'ad@aol.com
OKEE., D/W32'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


TREASURE ISLAND
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.
(561)262-1390
www southfloridalakehome corn

TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br, lba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000
772-597-6158/954-801-6158
WATERFRONT HOME
2BR/1.5BAw/loft. Screened
pch, priv. boat ramp, furn.
optional, quiet area for only
$245K. 863-467-4020


1/4 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.
OKEECHOBEE
19 ACRES
EAGLE BAY DRIVE
Pristine Florida semi-improved
pasture, development opportu-
nity, road frontage on 3 sides,
water & sewer utilities nearby.
$1,860,000.00
Contact Philip Strazzulla,
Hoyt C. Murphy Inc. Realtors
(772) 461-5200 office
(772) 461-5203 fax
(772) 216-4976 mobile
(772) 778-7738

WESTTENNESSEE:
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


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

IMMACULATE 2BR- fenced
yard, W/D, den, porch,
dock on Taylor Creek,
$950/mo plus F/L/S,
(863)467-8683


LARGE3br 2ba addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451



MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some util. (863)634-3451
OKEECHOBEE- DbI wide, 3br,
1 ba, CAHeat, clean, in town,
$750/mo. First, last sec
dep, No Pets (863)763-623,2
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$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)763-8872



M/H- 3BR/1.5BA
Incl. 100x125' lot. Need some
TLC. Furnished, many extras.
$67,500 Negot.863-447-6054
MOBILE HOME, 12x36,
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
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1 BA,
+ 50x125 Foot Lot.
Excellent condition. $49,900.
Owner/Agent
Call Charles (863)634-0584
bullwad@aol.com
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
$20,500.357-0295/763-2318
WANTED: Damaged SWMH
'94 or newer, Zone.3
I will move.
(305)409-2341

Recreation



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



AIR BOAT: "Big 0" 13x7, trailer
& rigging. $2500.
(772)240-3876
AIR BOAT CAGE 2 seater,
front steer., fully equip.,e
w/mtr. mount, 36" stringers.
N,,:ecorni i 300.763-7598
BASS BOAT 7.- runr god,
needs minor.repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
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BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw
'98, w/motor & trailer, Mere
Mariner 150hp, Exc cond.
$12,500 (863)610-1276
JON BOAT, 111/ Ft. $175. or
best offer. (863)532-9355


BASS BOAT, Johnson, w/trir.,
85hp eng., depth & fish find-
er, trolling mtr., live wells,
$700. (836)634-6005 Heath
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $2000.
(863)634-2582
BOAT, 16ft., aluminum, with
trolling motor, trailer, 60hp
Mercury outboard. $2200
(863)673-3818
BOAT, Aluminum, 1612', w/60
hp. Johnson & trir. 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
(863)467-4994
DECK BOAT 23ft 130hp
Yamaha, full Bimini. w/trlr.
F/F, depth. Good condition.
$8,500. (863)675-7777 eves.
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$2500 neg. Moore Haven
863-946-1856/248-935-3837
PRINCECRAFT 1996,18 Ft.,
Aluminum, Deep V w/115 hp.
Evinrude, Trailer, Custom
Cover, 44V Trolling Motor,
Double Live Well & Bait Well.
Fishing Machine! $5,995.
(863)484-0096/484-0097
garyle49@surfinthenet.net
SEA KAYAK- Touring Style.
Top Brand Name. Good con-
dition. $500 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $900.
(863)634-2582


COACH 1987, 34 Ft. w/Florida
Rm. New elec. hot water tank
& vinyl windows. Must seel
Whisper Creek. Must be move.
$5,000. 863-675-0279 or
330-807-1425
GMC BOUNDER 1987, 32 Ft.,
Loaded. Needs work. $1000.
(361)441-7027
RV,.ROOF AC- New, 13,500
BTU, still in box w/ceiling
controls $525
(239)297-4006,



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



OBRIEN SLOLEM SKI case &
tow rope. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area.
PONTOON BOAT TRAILER-
'2000, Surge brake, Single
axle, $950. (863)763-2407



BOAT LADDER- Removable
Aluminum Seawall. Very
good condition. $50.
(8631763-2-158


HONDA 2000 XR70-small dirt
bike, iik new $1 100.
304-667-7855
SUZUKI TL1000S '97- very
fast, needs some work, ask-
ing $1500 or best offer
(239)259-6017
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
,good condition, great on
gas!! $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
$350. 304-667-7855
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
(863)673-4405


TRAVEL TRAILER, '88
Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $2500.
(352)302-6868

Automobiles



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



CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
CHEVY MALIBU 1998, 77K
mis. Good condition. Asking
$2,200. (863)675-1446
FORD CONTOUR 1999, 4 cyl.,
cold A/C, CD Player. Runs
great. $1800 or possible trade
for Van/SUV. (863)261-4908.
Ford Mustang '94, sporty, tint-
ed win., stereo, a/c, fast car,
great on gas, stick, $2500. or
best offer. (863)983-7211
FORD TAURUS GL '90, runs,
high mileage, pw's don't
work, needs front right tire.
$200. (863)357-6930
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA ACCORD '85 runs
great, 5spd, a/c, 4 dr, needs
very little work, no rust.
$600. 863-228-7230
KIA SOPHIA '01 4 dr, good
cond. $2450. 863-675-4867
NISSAN PATHFINDER '96,
4x4, needs motor work.
$750. (863)635-0079.
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
'84 runs good. $1,400.
863-697-0878/261-7007
POLICE INTERCEPTOR MO-
TOR 302 1986, must take
entire car $450 or best offer
(863)697-1600
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $1500 or
best offer. 863-763-7458 or
863-261-5040
TOYOTA COROLLA- 192,
Clean, new ires, NC works.
Solid motor & transmission.
$1600. (863)763-7475


VOLVO 240,'93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900, Or best offer.
(863)634-4518



FORD F150 '89, 4x4 flatbed,
$500 or best offer.
(239)210-1608
JEEP CJ5 1979, $1000.
(863)673-8971


EASY GO GOLF CART, three
wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
after 6pm
GAS CLUB CAR '95
Reconditioned. $1695.
863-675-1472
GOLF CART Older pargo, 4
while, w/batt. charger, runs &
looks great. $800 firm.
863-697-2631/763-7666eve


CHEVY 1500- '94, Will sell for
parts. $2500.
(863)634-6196
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. 863-634-5888
DIFFERENTIAL GEARS and
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
FACTORY RIMS- For Dodge
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $200.
or best offer. (863)697-9117
FORD BRONCO 79 complete
vehicle minus transfer case.
9" fronV/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
FORD F600 4 DR. DUMP
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.
(863)697-3299
RACING SEATS- Black & Gray,
Tenzo Sport. Good condition.
$300. or best offer.
(863)697-1810
SUB WOOFERS- 10", Mounted
in a box for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.
(863)697-3008
TIRES & RIMS Set of 4,
Asanti Zebra 18" rims w/3
extra tires. $1100 or best of-
fer. 863-697-9014
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $700 or
best offer. (863)697-9117


CAMPER TOP- For on Ford,
Good condition. $250. or
best offer. (863)697-6618
CHEVY SILVERADO '99- good
cond., all power, air, 140K,
$5500 (863)517-1974
CHEVY STEPSIDE PICKUP
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-
sage


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.
863-634-1867

FORD F250 '99 XLT, crew
cab, 4x4, pwr.stroke diesel,
auto, shortbed, 1-owner,
NICE!$16,800.772-465-6496

FORD FX 4X4 '05- F150, Su-
per Crew 4dr, Regency Pkg.,
33K, ext warr, $31,000 neg.
(772)201-1379

FORD PU '87- F250, 4.9 300
straight 6 engine, cold AC,
new seat, good cond, $2400
(863)357-2177/634-4210

FORD RANGER 2005 Ext. Cab
w/Camper Top. 5K miles.
Excellent condition. $12,200.
(863)675-1446

FORD RANGER XLT- '92, 4
cyl, standard, Cold A/C,
$1400. Neg. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337

FORD SUPER CAB SHORT
BED '74- no motor, no trans,
very little rust, must see
$450 (863)697-1600



CHEVY BLAZER, '93, 4.3 v6, 2
dr., looks & runs great,
$1800 or best offer.
(863)464-0137

FORD HUNTING BUGGY -
runs, needs some work.
$1500. Call- Erik
863-634-0771



HAULMARK '05 Utility Trailer,
enclosed. 8x20. Like brand
new cond. $6K.
863-634-6337 eves. Mike

HOMEMADE TRAILERS (2),
7X16 & 6X7. Need tires.
$550/both or best offer.
863-447-6054 Iv.msg.

OPEN TRAILER- 7x16, with
split gate, $2000
(561)261-1338

UTILITY TRAILER, 16'. $1000
or best offer. (239)340-4739

UTILITY TRAILER- home
made, triple axle, heavy duty,
pull behind trailer, $900 or
tbei ller i63i63j4-528



FORD AEROSTAR 1993, Runs
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.


Community Events


Fort Pierce church hosting The Isaacs
Westside Baptist Church, 3361 S. Jenkins Road, Fort Pierce, will fea-
ture Dove Award-winning and bluegrass/gospel recording artists The
Isaacs on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available 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 Okee-
chobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov.
3, in the board room at the Okeechobee County School Administration
building, 700 S.W Second Ave. This forum provides a rhechanism for dia-
logue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative
efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For information
call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

OCT to stage Irving Berlin musical
The music of one of America's most beloved songwriters will come
alive as the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) presents the Irving
Berlin musical review "The Melody Lingers On," Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11.
Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Tickets are 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 discussion include
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-


suit their auto insurance agent for their three-year discount after comple-
tion of class. Call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information and
registration.

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

Church hosting gospel concert
The Mark Trammell Trio willbe 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
Kenworthyat (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Guardian ad Litem training offered
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties on Nov. 6,13,17,
20 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint Helen's Catholic Church, South
room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., in Vero Beach. Volunteers are trained to
represent the best interest of abused, abandoned and 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-
5877.

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 a yard 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)
357-1581.

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 W.N. 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)
763-0444.

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.







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ANNOUNCING OAPR FOR 72 MONTHS

AND OTHER GREAT OFFERS.


'06 DODGEGRAND CARAVAN SXT
Exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system
Five-star government crash test rating
The most awarded minivan(3)


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BUT HURRY, OFFERS END SOON.


Arigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep
West Palm Beach
561-683-1511
www.ardigodcj.com


Charie's Dodge of Florida
Ft Pierce
772-461-4770
www.chadiesdirect2u.com


Dependable Dodge
Vero Beach
772-567-5214
www.dependable-dodge.com


Ed Napleton Dodge
Jupiter
561-743-0411
www.jupiterdodge.com


Eddie Accardi CDJ
Okeechobee
863-357-0500
www.eddieaccardi.com


Maroone Dodge of Delray
Detray Beach
561-278-6362
www.maroone.com


Massey-Yardley Chrysler Dodge
Hobe Sound
772-546-1800
www.massey-yardley.com


Napleton's North Palm Auto Park
Lake Park
561-622-0101
www.northpalmdodge.com


(1) 0% APR financing for 72 months6$13.89 per month per $1,000 financed for very well-qualified buyers with 10% down through Chrysler Financial. Not all buyers will qualify. (2) 1.9% APR financing for 60 months=$17.48 per month per $1,000 financed for very well-qualified
Buyers with 10% down through Chrysler Financial. Not all buyers will qualify. (3) Based on major automotive awards. (4) $6,347 $10,491estimated savings based on Chrysler Financial average financed rate for Grand Caravan models financed 5/06 7/06 for applicable terms by
UpawP .Chirsler Financial. Actual savings tary with.loan amount. (5) EPAest mpg 14 city/19 hwy varies, depending on model. Results depend on driving habits and conditions. (6) Based on Automotive News classification. When properly equipped. (7) $7,730 $12,178 estimated savings based on Chrysler
Financial altrage financed rate for Durango models financed 5/06 7/06 for applicable terms by Chrysler Financial. Actual savings vary with loan amount. Dodge, HEMI, and Stow 'n Go are registered trademarks of DaimlerChrysler Corporation. Chrysler Financial is a business unit of DalmlerChrysler
Financial Services. (8) EPA est. mpg 14 city/18 hwy taries, depending on model. Resultsdepend on driving habits and conditions. (9) Based on Automotive News classification when properly equipped. (10) EPA est. mpg 14 city/19 hwy varies, depending on model. Results depend on driving habits and conditions.


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