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MIAMI (AP) The
Department of Homeland
Security will start a pilot pro-
gram in 2008 to create one-
stop shopping centers for
immigrants applying for citi-
zenship services in South
Florida, a top federal immi-
gration official said Friday.
Immigrants can already
complete their fingerprinting
at satellite offices. But the
new computerized centers
- three offices planned for
Miami-Dade County and one
for Brow, ard will allow
them to complete all require-
ments nearer to their homes,
said Li S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services Direc-
tor Emilio Gonzalez
Gonzalez said he hoped
[he neil offices will also help
improve new citizens' per-
ceptions of the federal go%.
"For the vast majority of
the immigrant population in
the I.S., their first interaction
with the U.S government is
through U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services." Gon-
zalez told reporters at the
agency's Miami office. "I did-
n't want their first encounter
to be in a ratty building
where they don't feel com-
Between September 2005
and September 2006, more
than 97,000 immigrants
became citizens in Florida.
Source: Florida Division
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County drops helmet rule
won't need helmets
By Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
agreed Thursday to do away
with the requirement that horse-
back riders at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic wear helmets.
The five-member board also
considered a new county land-
scaping ordinance that would
require the planting of trees and
shrubs in certain zoning districts.
Upon recommendation of the
agri-civic center management,
the commissioners authorized
the elimination of the helmet
requirement, and chose to allow
trail riding during daylight hours
on the southern portion of the
grounds on S.R. 70 E It was
thought that these changes
would alleviate crowding in the
area and promote more use of
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) posse
%would monitor horseback riders.
Turning to landscaping, com-
missioners conducted a %work-
shop that afternoon to discuss a
proposed ordinance that calls for
a minimum of one tree and five
shrubs per residential unit in
multiple family zoning At least
50 percent of the required land-
OHS spirit: 2006 King and Queen chosen.
scaping must be in front of the
A non-residential structure in
the same zoning district would
be required to have one tree and
five shrubs for every 1,000
square feet of lot not covered by
buildings or reserved for vehicu-
Each mobile home lot in a
mobile home park would have a
minimum of one tree and five
The proposed ordinance also
has a list of prohibited plants.
In connection with this ordi-
nane, con-mmissiont-rs discussed
drainage on ne\\ lots so that
older surrounding houses are
riot flooded and the removal of
exotic non-native plants
Planning director Bill Royce
noted that the planning board is
in favor of the concept of the
landscaping ordinance but
expressed reservations about its
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his tax ruts
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Eric Lodge (left) and Channing Williams (right) were crowned as Okeechobee High
School's homecoming king and queen Friday evening at Brahman Stadium during half
Brahmans stopped by Tigers 10-7
By Loma Jablonski
The Brahmans' home sea-
son came to a close Friday
evening when the Tigers of
Martin County High School
defeated the Brahmans 10-7 in
front of an enthusiastic home-
The game began with the
Brahmans winning the toss but
deferring to the Tigers. Posses-
sion of the ball went back and
forth through the first quarter
with neither team being able to
break through the other's
The Tigers began to punch
holes in the Brahman line in the
second quarter and scored with
7:53 remaining in the quarter.
With the point after attempt Bubba, the Brahman mascot stood guard over the Brahman
good, the Tigers led 7-0. end zone prior to Friday night's homecoming game against
the Martin County Tigers. The Tigers defeated the Brah-
See Game Page 2 mans 10-7 to bring the Brahmans' home season to a close.
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Captain Clay Johnson was
an Okeechobee boatman
By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee history has
many legends: Sheriff Pogy Bill
Collins, the Ashley Gang, and
Dan McCarthy and too long neg-
lected, Captain Clay Johnson.
Before Henry Flagler
brought his Florida East coast
Railroad down to Okeechobee
in 1915, the only way to bring
supplies or ship peppers,
beans and tomatoes to market
was by boat, which usually
meant steamboat. Smoke
boats or wood boats they
were called according to histo-
rian Lawrence E. Will.
These boats chugged up
and down Florida's rivers and
lakes, carrying building sup-
plies, produce and passengers
to and from the towns on the
shores of Lake Okeechobee.
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
Their boilers made steam that
powered the big paddle
wheels on their sterns. Early-
on, the boilers were fired with
wood brought down to the
river or lake shore. "Wood
landing" was the name for
these fuel stops along the ways
of these boats. Back then, there
was no other good way to get
from here from there.
There were no roads, just
tracks in the sand and those
weren't much good for travel-
ing, much less hauling freight.
Ossie Raulerson, born in Ft.
Drum in 1906, remembered it
all so well when he was inter-
viewed by Okeechobee News'
Twila Valentine (for a history
series published in the Okee-
chobee News in the 1980s).
"We moved here (to Okee-
chobee in 1910) on a steam-
boat and Taylor Creek over
here was just as crooked as
could be. The captains on
those steamboats had to be
pretty careful going in there
that they didn't his boat on any
of those snags or something.
Captain Johnson had three
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Okeechnoee News/Loma Jablonski
Cheering for a win
Brahman varsity cheerleader Brook Shorter was on the
sidelines Friday night at Brahman Stadium for the Brahman
homecoming game and half time festivities. Ms. Shorter is
a member of the junior class at Okeechobee High School.
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application to single-family lots at
Commissioner Clif Betts sug-
gested that the county impose
commercial landscaping regula-
tions before residential landscap-
ing regulations are imposed..
However, the consensus of the
board was to impose landscap-
ing regulations on commercial
and residential lots.
Mr. Royce said there would be
no certificate of occupancy
issued for a residence until the
landscaping is approved.
Commissioners also dis-
cussed the appearance of com-
mercial buildings, including the
condition of any facade, and the
need for some type of buffer
between the rear of a commer-
cial building and any adjoining
Mr. Royce was directed to con-
tinue working on the preparation
of landscaping and appearance
and design standards for com-
mercial and residential lots for the
board to consider at a future date..
In other action, the board:
purchased an HVAC control
system for the library for $15,614;
County from the state law allow-
ing operation of ATVs on county
Captain Clay Johnson and his family are aboard his first
steamboat "Mamie Lown" with the sailboat "Black Witch" in
the foreground sometime in the late 1800s.
Capt. Johnson standing far left. Seated far left are Grandfather
Runels, next to Mr. Runels is Roberta Johnson around 1900(?).
Available from Commer
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A reward for information
leading to the arsonist soared to
$500,000 Friday, as $100,000
posted by Riverside County
quickly multiplied with match-
ing offers from the state, rieigh-
boring San Bernardino County,
Rancho Mirage resident Tim
Blixseth and the Morongo Band
of Mission Indians, which has a
Forecasters predicted winds
would ease and temperatures
would drop slightly throughout
the weekend, which could help
as crews work to build firelines
around the blaze.
Crews managed to hem in
the fire's active northern side
and on Saturday planned to
attack the southern end. with
The fire on that end was only
a mile or two from the town of
San Jacinto but golf courses and
a riverbed provided natural bar-
riers so there was no immediate
danger, Peters said.
Investigators were looking into
whether the wildfire was related to
other blazes in recent months,
including a canyon fire last week-
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considered a proposal from
the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association for the use of the agri-
civic center for their rodeos;
approved installation of
raised rumble strips at the inter-
section of N.E. 128th Avenue and
N.E. 120th Street;
authorized pay adjustments
for union members consistent
with the pay of other county
approved job descriptions
for risk management clerk, budg-
et analyst and grants analyst;
approved the purchase of a
satellite system for the automated
weather equipment at the airport
for a price of $10,500, which
Continued From Page 1
steamboats, two on the Kissim-
mee River and one on the
Caloosahatchee that went to
Fort Myers to serve the people
Mr. Raulerson also remem-
bered that it t6ok three full, long
daysto travel by land with an ox
cart to Ft. Pierce and back to
Okeechobee to pick up mer-
chfiandise for his Uncle Lewis
Raulerson's store. (Imagine
what the rainy season meant!)`
According to Mr. Will, Cap-
tain Clay Johnson had come
from Louisiana to Florida to help
Hamilton Disston with his St.
Cloud sugar plantation.
The :35-foot side-wheeler,
Mamie Lown was Capt. John-
son's first boat. Then the Cincin-
nati (re-named Rose Ada). After
the Rose Ada was re-hulled, he
shortened her name to Roseada.
The Roseada was the last boat to
make the run down the old
Kissimmee River to Basinger
after the railroad had: come.
Before that, Basinger was the,
center of things in Okeechobee
There was a landing on. the
river at Basinger, but the town
itself was up on high/ground a
little way back. There were
stores, a hotel, a post office and
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"* a *M m" The Brahmans fought back
but continued to have trouble
S1 moving down the field. ,
S material The Tigers intercepted a Brah-
C do P ^ man pass at 7:46 in the period'
and began to make their way
-- toward the Brahman end zone.
Son n *4 With 4:33 remaining in the sec-
A A 4 m ond quarter and the ball on the
Brahman 19-yard line, the Tigers
l put one through the goal posts to
**V M lengthen their lead to 10-0.
During the half-time home-
il Nw coming celebration, the 2006
VlI NVowINR IVIIv" homecoming king and; queeri
were announced. Senior wide
S -N receiver Eric Lodge was chosen
- as the king and fellow senior,
*. Channing Williams became the
Brahman homecoming queen.
- .- The junior class float took first
- place honors in the float compe-
.- -- tition, with the senior class float
,, -- j coming in second. The senior
end, though a sheriff's spokesman
said there was no immediate indi-
cation of a serial arsonist.
Residents said they saw two
young men leaving the area
where the fire broke out west of
the San Jacinto Mountains.
The fire destroyed about 10
structures, including homes,
forced 700 people to flee, and
flushed coyotes and other
wildlife into the open.
Santa Ana winds gusted to 45
mph but kept the fire in undevel-
oped land, away from homes in
Riverside County. More than
2,700 firefighters worked to cor-
ral the flames and a DC-10 jet
capable of dropping 12,000-gal-
lon loads of retardant joined a
fleet of firefighting helicopters
About 400 people remained
evacuated Friday night from the
tiny town of Poppet Flat.
James Pence, 63, said that
shortly after the fire started in
the town of Cabazon, he saw
two unfamiliar young men leav-
ing the area, which he said is;
close to a teenage hangout:
known as Raccoon Rock.
"These kids didn't belong here.
They were strange people,"
Tim Bowers, 49, said he was
awakened by his dog, looked
outside his trailer and saw
flames on a hillside about 100
yards away. He said two unfa-
miliar young men walked away
from the fire.
"I looked at them. They
looked at me. Then they turned
their heads and kept walking,"
Bowers said. The two were gone
by the time he alerted an arriving.
firefighter, he said.
Sheriff's detectives inter-
viewed the Cabazon trailer park
The U.S. Forest Service and
the California Department of
Forestry were investigating the
firefighters' deaths, gathering
information on weather, topog-
raphy and fuel. They inter-
viewed firefighters who were
nearby and retrieved informa-
tion from dispatch tapes.
Michael Wakowski, a fire divi-
sion chief in the San Bernardino
National Forest, said it did not
appear the crew did anything
"Sometimes things go bad, I
hate to say," he said.
The firefighters were killed
Thursday when the wind blew a
wall of flames down on them in
the hills near Palm Springs as
they tried to protect a home.
approved a contract w
the United Department of A
cultural Natural Resources C
servation Service for waters]
directed staff to take nec
sary steps to designate cert
properties in Douglas Park as
plus and to transfer those prop
ties to Okeechobee Non Pr
'Housing, Inc.; and,
scheduled a special sess
on Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. to award a
for improvements at the Ok
chobee County Agri-Civic Ceu
to accommodate a county fair.
in the Public IssuesFormu
a church in Basinger back the
Captain Johnson's next b
was said to be his favorite:
Lillie, named for his wife. It w
n't a big boat, but it was a fa
passenger boat with a g
cook. Last, but not least, was
Capt. Johnson and his bo
moved all the materials for E
ston's sugar mill in St. Cloud,
Bryant's sugar- company
Canal Point and the machine
for the Pennsylvania Comp
mill up the canal from Miami.
Even after railroads came
could haul cheaper and fas
than the steamboats, king-si
building materials like gird
'for the bridges being built w
still hauled by Capt. Johnso
Bit by bit gasoline and die
engines replaced the wood-fi
boats, but Capt. Johnson's O
ola was still his pride and joy.
bragged that "she could floa
a heavy dew and. out-pull ;a
thing on the lake." But when
diesel tugboat C.J. Morr
pulled her backwards, he
gave up. When she later sa
He was the last of the ste
boat skippers on Lake Ok
Source: "A pioneer boat
tells of Okeechobee boats
Skippers." Lawrence E. Will.
MaryAnn Morris can be conta
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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-
7 agency 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
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.
gri- Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
on- OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and But-
ted 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.
ces- Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
tain and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
sur- finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those who
per- wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
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nter opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program (GRH)
ons designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy families
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Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
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the Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Auxil-
oats The Auxiliari is a volunteer service organization composed of men
Dis- and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
for Coast Guard missions. ,
for The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
in sate and local authorities.
tery Members could be involved in patrols, communications, adminis-
any traction, seamanship, piloting navigation, weather or search and rescue.
For information, call 186:3 763-0165.
class was named as winners of
The two well-matched teams
battled through the third quarter
with no change in score.
It seemed that the fourth
quarter would be a copy of the
third until Brahman LeShawn
Henderson snatched the ball arid
flew down the field and across
the goal line. Sean Petry took aim
at and booted the ball through
the uprights to put the Brahmans
on the board. With 5:22 minutes
remaining in the game, the score
was 10-7 in favor of the Tigers.
With renewed passion, the
Brahman defense kicked into
high gear and held the Tigers.
But, time was not on the side
of the Brahman team. The clock
ran out with the Tigers still up 10-
7, bringing the Brahman home
game season to an end.
The Brahmans will travel to
Clewiston next Friday to meet the
Clewiston Tigers in the Cane
The injured firefighter was
identified as Pablo Cerda, 23, of
Fountain Valley. About 70 per-
cent of the damaged and burned
skin was removed by surgeons
Friday and Cerda remained in
critical condition, said Jorge
Valencia, a spokesman for
Arrowhead Regional Medical
Investigators were looking
into whether the fire was related
to a 40-acre blaze last weekend
in nearby Mias Canyon. "There's
been a lot of fires in this area all
summer long. You can connect
the dots," Wakowski said.
Riverside County fire Chief
John Hawkins said the rash of
fires began about three months
ago. He declined to say how
many fires occurred or provide
other details because of the
Investigators have not said
how they know the blaze was
arson, though they said those
responsible could face murder
Editors note: Associated
Press Writers Andrew Glazer,
Solvej Schou, Robert Jablon,
Peter Prengaman, Jacob Adel-
man and Gillian Flaccus con-
tributed to this report.
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 29,2006
Agriculture in the Classroom,
The sixth grade students in
Mrs. Sylvia Bandi's second peri-
od math class at Yearling Middle
School are currently wrapping
up their unit on Data and
Graphs. In this unit the students
have studied not only the vari-
ous types of
sheets. To better
understand how to y
make a spread-
sheet, the students used a
spreadsheet application to ana-
lyze data collected on the
amount of money generated
from the sale of various agricul-
tural products in the United
States. This spreadsheet was
then transformed into a bar
graph. Many of these same stu-
dents are also enrolled in Mr.
Buddy Mill's agricultural class
where they are learning about
the impact that agriculture has
on our Florida economy and
how it creates a strong econom-
Students in Mrs. Bandi's second period math class were
treated to a special visit from Mr. L.E. "Red" Larson.
ic base from which other indus-
tries benefit. Prior to making the
spreadsheets, the students were
treated to a special visit from Mr.
L.E. "Red" Larson. Mr. Larson
shared several ways in which he
uses spreadsheets to help him to
make important decisions in the
daily operation of his dairies. Mr.
Larson's speech was valuable in
that he showed the students
how these mathematical skills
could be used in solving real-
Dallas Brass to perform at OHS
By Victoria Hannon
The Dallas Brass is scheduled
to appear at Okeechobee High
School (OHS) on Thursday, Nov.
9. Tickets are currently on sale at
the high school for $10. Tickets
can also be obtained through
most OHS Band members.
The appearance at OHS was
coordinated by Mrs. Lonnie
Kirsch, a teacher at the high
"I contacted them last year,"
said Mrs. Kirsch. "I wanted there
to be a cultural event that the
students can enjoy. The majority
of the cultural events that come
into town are targeted at the kids
in elementary school, but this is
.something that the older stu-
dents can enjoy too."
"The performance is going to
cost $7,500, but even that price
is at a discount," said Mrs.
Kirsch. "Normally this kind of
performance cost would be
"A lot of the cost has been
defrayed," she continued.
"Members of the community
have donated money so that we
could hold this event."
Any money made over after
paying for the performance will
go to the OHS Band.
The Dallas Brass Band plays
an assortment of classical, swing
and Broadway music. They have
. released five albums and played
with symphony orchestras
"I think that members of the
community would enjoy this
performance," said Mrs. Kirsch.
"I urge them to come out and
enjoy the show."
The Dallas Brass consists of
five brass players and a preci-
sionist. The Band's performance
at OHS comes directly prior to a
tour in Germany.
Any question can addressed
to Lonnie Kirsch at 467-0518.
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TW' Parrish, Sr.
Judkins William 'JW' Parrish,
Sr. age 87, of port Saint Lucie,
died Oct. '25,'2006, at Martin
Memorial Hospital. He was born
June 21, 1919 in Atlanta, Ga. He
resided in Florida since 1955 and
made homes in the cities.of
Miami, Okeechobee and Port
Saint Lucie. Mr. Parrish moved to
Okeechobee.in 1978 .aridlived in
Port Saint Lucie for the I I years.
He was a'member of the Mason-
ic Lodge of.Hallandale, a 32nd
Degree Mason, and was a \\ W1 I
Marine Veteran, serving in the
South Pacific. Mr. Parrish was an
airline mechanic for 28 years-
with Eastern Airlines, and. spent
all his life helping others and
dedicated his life to his family
and God. He was an active.
member of the Church of the
Nazarene in Okeechobee for the
last 20 years until becoming a
member of the Church of the
Nazarene in Port Saint Lucie in
Mr. Parrish is preceded in
death by his wife of 59 years, Vir-
He is survived by sons: Jerry
(Sherry) Parrish of. Coral
Springs, Jud Parrish,.Jr., Ronald
IMelissa Parrish, Donald
(Michele). Parrish, all of Port
Saint Lucie, and Terry (Robin)
Parrish of Okeechobee: daugh-
ters, Bonnie ICharles.) Phillips of
Birmingham, Ala and Judith
(Jamesi Jackson of Burnsville,
N.C, He is also surn ied by his
grandchildren, Donna, Johnny,
Jeanne, Jackie, Scott, Doug,
Chantel, Chrissy, David, RJ,.
Michael, Donyell, Kristopher, TJ,
Kayedee and Josh; 15 great-
grandchildren, and sister Peggy
Bentley of Birmingham, Ala.
SVisitation.will be held at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W..
Third St. from 5 until 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. Services
% ill be graveside, Tuesday, Oct.
31, 20116, at 11 a.m. at the White
City Cemetery. .
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
Marianne Vestal, age 69, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 26,2006,'at
the Hamrick Home. Mrs. VestalI
was born March 19, 1937- iii
Munich, Germany to Max and
Anna W\aldmann. She was of the
Catholic faith having come to
Okeechobee from Tennessee in.
1970. She loved gardening, pets
and caring for her children and
grandchildren. .. .
Mrs. Vestal was preceded in
death .by: her husband, James
She is survived by: her three
sons, Jirrmy Allen (Susan) Payne,
Larry Robert (Jeanne) Payne and
Louis James Vestal, all of Okee-
chobee: two grandsons, Jimmy
Allen Payne, Jr and Daniel Dean
Lamb II; granddaughter, Tiffany
Ann Farless; and, great grandson,
Troy Donavan Payne.
Visitation \\ill be from -1 until 7
p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral Mass \\ill be at 10 a m.,
on Monday, Oct 30,2006, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church with Father
Sean Mulcahy officiating.
Interment will follow at Ever-
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Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box
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DOGS: Isn't there a law against dog owners riding in their trucks
with their dogs in the back? I know that this is a cowboy town, but if
these people care about these animals they should find another way
to travel with their pet. Just yesterday, a dog fell out of the back of a
truck and was struck by a vehicle. If you look, you will see dead dogs
all over the roads. More than likely the dogs did fall out of the back
and got hit. And what makes it worse, I bet the owner does not even
realize what happened to the animal until he gets home and the dog
isn't there, leaving his pet to possibly suffer on the side of the road
waiting for his owner. What is wrong with these people?
Editor's Note: We contacted the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office and were told they were unaware of any such law.
NOT RIGHT: This is in regard to the Letter to the Editor about the
drunken man behind the wheel of his car. I think if the engine is run-
ning, there is intent to drive. The car was in the road, not in a parking
lot. Thank God you called! Think of what might have happened if he
had woken up and tried to drive off? And as to the deputy's use of
"his discretion," he could have at least given him a ticket for having
an open container and/or public drunkenness. He did what was eas-
iest for him. I am really disappointed in this deputy's behavior and
the fact that his supervisor and the sheriff backed him up. You
shouldn't be allowed to be that drunk, with an open bottle, in a run-
ning car, passed out on a public street and just get away with it. It's
just not right.
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 Cynthia Yoder at (863) 357-2103.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Nov. 4,
and Saturday, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W 28
St., and Wolff Road from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10.
Participants do not have be a member of AARP or have AARP
auto insurance. Participants should consult their auto insurance.
agent for their three-year discount after completion of class.
Call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information and regis-
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 proj-
ect. Admission for adults is $1. Admission is free to FCHC
patients with an FCHC identification card.
Church hosting gospel concert
The Mark Trammell Trio will be in concern Sunday, Nov 5, at
2:30 p.rn. at His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-3519 or (863) 763-
Group's training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition outreach and
training committee will meet Monday, Nov. 6, at 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., from 9 until 10 a.m. All interested persons are invited.
For information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273,
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Guardian ad Litem training offered
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers
from Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties
on Nov. 6, 13, 17, 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint
Helen's Catholic Church, South room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., in
Vero Beach. Volunteers are trained to represent the best interest
of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. For
information, call (772) 785-5804.
Healthy Start directors to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office at 575 S.W. 28th St. in the New Endeavors School build-
ing. This meeting is open to the public. For information, contact
executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Ministries will meet Nov. 9
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6
p.m. at the Palmdale Community club house on the corner of
Fifth and Main, for food and fellowship followed by the word at
7 p.m. brought this month by Tommy Shephard of Venus. For
information, call (863) 612-0640.
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Letters to the Editor
is our hope
On behalf of the Muscular Dys-
trophy Association and the clients
we serve, I am writing to express
our sincere appreciation to every-
one who helped make the recent
Okeechobee Lock-Up to benefit
MDA a great success.
With the help of dedicated "jail-
birds," more than $41,500 was
raised this year to benefit those
served by the association in the
Our top bailraisers were Arnold
Verwey, director of Okeechobee
City Code Compliance Depart-
ment; Alex Mendoza, manager of
the Okeechobee Jet Center; and,
Melanie Mello, nurse practitioner
of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Beef '0' Brady's hosted the
event and Community Observa-
tion Patrol (COP) volunteers from
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office transported the jailbirds.
It is only with the generous
support we receive from private
donations and the success of
events like the Lock-Up that we
are able to continue to offer both.
help and hope to those served by
It's been proven time and
again that the people of Okee-
chobee care enough to make a
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.
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-
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St. ,
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at. the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For information. call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in-
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earlat (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. ox
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320. : .
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call 1(863) 763-2893. ,,
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meel al 7:30 p.m. at tie 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 community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting. Hoi d
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
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. Sixlh St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
A.A. Closed big book meeting irom 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St. .
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. atthe Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996. *
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet Irom 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-
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 uis 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)
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863). 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For
information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
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difference. The dollars raised from
the event directly translate into
local patient services that benefit
families who live right here in our
community. Support groups, our
MDA clinic, summer camp and
assistance with the purchase of
wheelchairs and communication
devices are just a few of the servic-
es MDA can provide because of
the support and generosity of the
I would like to extend a very
special thank you to: Greg Giles,
general manager of Beef '0'
Brady's and our most excellent
waitress, Liz, for providing out-
standing service and a delicious
lunch to all of our jailbirds; OCSO
Corporal Keith Stripling for provid-
ing the volunteer drivers of the COP
program especially Bette Foster,
coordinator queen and drivers
Howard Shelkie, Eileen Dieson,
Ruth and John Munger, Barbara
and Roger Munsey, Joanie Moffatt
and Bob Keebler for their profes-
sionalism and commitment to get-
ting our participants to the event;
our dedicated volunteers, Mary
Hillebrand, Barbara Pennell and
Pat Riley for all of their help; and, of
course, all of our jailbirds for caring
enough to make a difference.
Your help is our hope.
MDA- Treasure Coast
Church plans Sunday Funday
Basinger Church of God's second annual Sunday Funday will
be held Sunday, Oct. 29, at 16050 U.S. 98 N. starting at noon.
There will be free food, games, prizes, face painting, a dunk tank,
air-up slide, popcorn and snow cones. Come dressed up as your
favorite character (nothing scary). There will be no transporta-
tion provided. For information, call (863) 467-1503.
Church plans Hallelujah Party
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will be host-
ing a Hallelujah Party Sunday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. A finger food sup-
per will be followed by a Bible character dress up at 6 p.m.
Halloween swap shop is slated
New items will be collected for a Halloween swap in the park
on Oct. 31. Bring items for Martha's House (paper goods, clean-
ing supplies, etc.) and Hospice (night lights, books, manicure
sets, candy, etc.) and get a treat in exchange. For information, call
Pat Keebler at (863) 763-2486.
Sacred Heart hosts Halloween party
A Halloween party for youngsters and families will be held at
Sacred Heart pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 until 8:30
p.m. Celebrations include competitions with prizes for scariest,
most original and most beautiful costumes. Refreshments will be
served. For information, call (863) 763-3727.
Churches sponsor Fall Fest
First Baptist Church, More 2 Life and Oakview Baptist Church
will be sponsoring Fall Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Flagler Park
parks 5 and 6, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be games and
candy for children in a safe environment.
Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeeehobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organi-
zations to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee
Main Street in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and
the Chamber of Commerce are offering asafe alternative to door-
to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween Festival will take place
Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park downtown and it will be free. If you
would like to sponsor a booth, prizes or make a monetary dona-
tion, call (863) 357-6246. ---
Board plans brown-bag lunchmneetinig
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition advisory board
%ill meet Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. from
11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting for
board members only. For information call Jim Vensel at (863)
357-1977, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking prepaid
orders for our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-
brass Christmas ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov. 1.
The ornament includes a numbered certificate and historical
information. The cost of the ornaments is $15 and proceeds will
fund the ORE scholarship. To place an order call: Kay McCool at
(863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple
at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina
Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
Yard sale hosted by Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. Everything must go to make room for the Festival of Trees.
Donated items are needed and monies benefit patient care,
including services at The Hamrick Home. For information, call
Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Fort Pierce church hosting The Isaacs
Westside Baptist Church, 3361 S. Jenkins Road, Fort Pierce,
will feature Dove Award-winning and bluegrass/gospel recording
artists The Isaacs on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be avail-
able at the door for a donation of $20 each. For information, call
Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Nov. 3, in the board room at the Okeechobee County
School Administration building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This
forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving
in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local
decision makers. The public is invited. For information call (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.
OCT to stage Irving Berlin musical
The music of one of America's most beloved songwriters will
come alive as the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) pres-
ents the Irving Berlin musical review "The Melody Lingers On,"
Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Tick-
ets are available during' regular business hours at the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce, at 55 S. Parrott Ave. The per-
formances will be at 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus on S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street. For
information, contact Ron Hayes at (863) 763-1307.
Church sponsoring fundraiser
A family portrait fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee
Church of God youth group will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Satur-
day, Nov. 4, at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. Ticket are $10, and covers the
sitting fee and a 10 x 13 family portrait. For tickets and informa-
tion, 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 Dis-
trict's Okeechobee Service Center, 205 N. Parrott Ave., on Satur-
day, 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 Conser-
vation Commission officials. Topics of discussion include the sta-
tus 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 provide feedback and discussion. For information, call
Jeff McLemore at (863) 462-5260 ,ext. 3022.
The Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 29, 2006
The Okeechobee High School majorettes led the Blazing Brahman Band down the streets
of Okeechobee during the annual homecoming parade Friday afternoon. The majorettes
are (left to right) Cassie Coker, Rachel Herndon, Brittany Read and Brittany Herndon.
Indian River Community Col-
lege'will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4p.m.;One-Stop,
123 S.W Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
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Players and fans favorite ready to tee off Sports Briefs
By Daniel Shube ,The most popular offer is the Ghost & Goblins
One of the players (and fans)
favorite events is just a month
away. It's the Del Webb
Father/Son Challenge which will
again be held just up the Inter-
state at Championsgate Golf
Resort in Orlando.
The Willie Park Trophy will
be presented to the winning
team and there will be $1.085
million in purse money distrib-
uted to a very strong field of
fathers and sons. The Willie Park
Trophy is based upon the origi-
nal championship prize of the
British Open in 1860. The trophy,
a red leather belt with sterling sil-
ver embellishments, similar to
the belts awarded in modern
times to boxing champions, was
named after Park in honor of
being the first winner of the
British Open, the world's oldest
golf championship. Park won
the British Open four times
(1860, 1863, 1866 and 1875) and
his son, Willie, Jr., won twice
(1887 and 1889). The Willie Park
Trophy was created especially
for the Office Depot Father/Son
Challenge in England by Gar-
rard, the Crown Jewelers since
Hall of Famer Bernhard
Langer and his 15-year-old son
Stefan are the defending cham-
pions. The Langer's earned a
one-stroke victory over Ray-
mond and Robert Floyd. Stefan
is the youngest player to win the
championship with his father.
The previous youngest was Ray-
mond Floyd Jr. at the. age of 21 in
the first Father/Son Challenge.
Along with the legendary
Arnold Palmer and his grandson,
Sam Saunders and 2003 winners
Hale and Steve Irwin, Raymond
Floyd Jr. once again joins his
well in events
The Okeechobee Florida
Junior Rodeo Association team
participated in a rodeo in Kissim-
mee on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The
scores for the events were:
Bareback: William Bearden
placed third on Sunday.
Bulls: William Bearden
placed second on Sunday.
Steers: Nat Stratton won first
place on Saturday and was the
winner for the entire weekend.
Goats: Gabrielle Carden came
in third on Saturday and sixth on
Sunday. Lexi Peaden came in
sixth on Saturday and fourth on
Poles: Lexi Peaden won sec-
ond place on Saturday.
The Florida Junior Rodeo
Association (FLJRA) schedule
for this season is Sarasota-Oct.
28 and 29; Lady Lake-Nov. 18
and 19; Arena TBA-Dec. 9 and
10; LaBelle- Jan. 20 and 21,
2007; Deland-Feb. 17 and 18,
2007; Zolfo Springs-Mar. 17 and
18, 2007; Bunnell-April 21 and
22, 2007; State Finals-location to
be announced-May 11, 12 and
Come out and support the
FLJRA and Okeechobee's team
whenever you can. To learn
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father in this year's select field.
Ray and Raymond Floyd, Jr. won
the first three Del Webb
Father/Son Challenges (1995-
97), with brother Robert (2000-
2001) adding two more titles.
This event will represent a
rare opportunity to see Palmer,
who recently announced he
would not play on the Champi-
If you hurry, there is an offer
to get a 25 per cent discount on
tickets (season or daily) pur-
chased prior to Oct. 31. A Four-
Day Season Badge, which is nor-
mally $50, can be purchased
now for $37 and a Good Any Day
Ticket, normally priced at $20, is
available for $15. The two-day
pro-am will be held on Thurs-
day, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1,
and the 36-hole Del Webb
Father/Son Challenge will be
played on Saturday, Dec. 2 and
Sunday, Dec. 3.
Ieiriiiationali course uOu l rass
Package, where you can pur-
chase two single day passes, a
parking pass and a voucher for
two rounds of golf on Greg Nor-
man's International Course
(valid Monday through Thursday
only between Sept. 4-Dec. 22,
2006). This package is $179.
To purchase tickets at these
prices, call the Deb Webb
Father/Son Challenge tourna-
ment office at (866) 871-6337 or
visit the website at www.del-
If you can't make it to Orlan-
do, NBC will televise the event
on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 3-5
p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 3 from
4-6 p.m.The Arnold Palmer Hos-
pital for Children is the benefit-
ing charity for the Del Webb
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Okeechobee Brahmans and the Martin County Tigers mixed it up Friday night at
Brahman Stadium. The evenly-matched teams fought to a 10-7 win for the Tigers.
runner James Gainer fin-
ished in fifth place at the'
inaugural '"Running with
the Bulls" cross-country
event in Okeechobee
Saturday morning. Gain-
er's time was 17:54. The
Brahman and Lady Brah-
teams took first place in
the inaugural event.
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the pumpkin patch at the First United Methodist Church. (left to right) Dallan McGowen,
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Ashley Richardson proud-
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she decorated. Ashley
and her classmates from
ACE-Pre-K went to the
pumpkin patch at First
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on Friday morning, Oct.
20. In addition to decorat-
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got a chance to color, hear
a story, watch a jack
o'lantern being carved,
had refreshments and
searched through the
pumpkin patch for Jack
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Basinger Church of God's sec-
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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
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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 character dress up at 6 p.m.
shop is slated
New items will be collected
for a Halloween swap to be held
in the park on Oct. 31. Bring
items for Martha's House (paper
goods, cleaning supplies, etc.)
and Hospice (night lights, books,
manicure sets, candy, etc.) and
get a treat in exchange. For infor-
mation, call Pat Keebler at (863)
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Sacred Heart pavilion on Tues-
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p.m. Celebrations include com-
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have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Thomas
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Movie times for Friday, Oct.
27, through Thursday, Nov. 2, are
Theatre I -"Flicka" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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: Friday
at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2
and 7 p.m. Monday at 3 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2
and 7 p.m.
Theatre III "Grudge 2" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 9 p.m., Satur-
day and Sunday at 4:15 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15
and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.'
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elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sate 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
DOG, Found, Chihuahua / Ter-
rier Mix, Female, Vicinity of
Basinger 700A. Call to ID.
PIT BULL, Male, found in
Okeechobee Little Farms
area. Call to identify
Several Animals for adoption.
Cats, Dogs & Ferrets OR
need Foster Caretakers.
Please Call. (863)763-4333
CAT, REWARD Brown/Black
stripe, shorthair white tip
paw stomach, chest. 2 yr old
male. Fixed (863)697-3207
WALLET, lost @ Wal-Mart on
Sun. 10/22 If found please
call Carolyn Thomas
BIRD DOGS, 1 male & 1
female, started on quail.
Need good homes.
KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
ask for Bob
MALE CATAHOULA/ Bull dog
mix. Crack eyes, No Hunting,
fenced yd. (863)467-0380
RABBITS pure bred, w/cages
& accessores. Free to good
homes. Refs. 863-228-7230
RODESIAN RIDGEBACK DOG,
Spayed female, needs loving
owner, quiet, housebroken.
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A DRIVER NEEDED
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a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Looking fop a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
Chief of Security-
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office is now accepting
applications for a Chief of
Correctional Security. This
position will oversee the
daily security operations,
provide supervision of shift
transportation and special
details. Formulate security
policy and procedures for
the new Glades County
Detention Center. Ten
years correctional experi-
ence (can combine law
enforcement and correc-
tions experience for dual
certified officers) with a
history of increasing re-
Applications must be re-
ceived by 17 Nov 2006 at
4:00pm P.O. Box 39 or
599 Ave J, Moore Haven,
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
S863)763-1510 or drop it at
03 S.Parrott Ave. #G.
Have you been
thinking about becoming an
owner of a national chain
restaurant, but didn't know
how to go about it? Almost
all current Domino's Pizza
Franchisees started with the
company as Assistant Man-
gers or Drivers, and pro-
gressed to General
Managers before becoming
owner. Visit our Okeechobee
store to findout more.....
Needed for Home
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
ence preferred but
will train. Bilingual
a Plus. Interested
fax resumes to
863-763-5191 or call
New Pay Package!
CDL-A, 2yrs exp,
DOT Physical/Drug Screen.
Purdy Brothers Trucking
Only serious self-
apply. Must have,
good driving record.
Weekly Travel time,
overtime, per diem.
401K, Pd Hol. & Vac.
EXPERIENCED DUMP TRUCK
Clean CDL required
Call Ray Parker
24K Sal & Ben. Serve S. FL,
car & phone prov. MTG Lender
no sales. Must have good
driving record. 800-795-8635
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
Starting at $30,000 to
$36,000. Based on
Experience. 5-Day Work
Week. Unlimited Growth
Potential. Full Benefit
Package. Monthly Bonus.
2nd & 3rd Shift
Starting Pay: $9.00/hr.
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Energetic,Self motivated per-
son who loves children to
work for busy Childcare Cen-
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
PHONE TECHNICIAN NEEDED
Valid DL Drug Tested
1505B S. Parrott Ave
heavy Excel and Access
exp a plus-must be test-
ed. 4 yr. Accounting
degree and 3 yrs exp
application on line at:
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
WAITRESS, Full Time
Must be experienced.
WATER SERVICE MAN
Experience in water pumps
and water treatment. Apply
at American Drilling Services
Inc., 405 SW 2nd Street.
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Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class beginssoon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED
Must have Class A CDL
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
,406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
si BUILDING CONTRACTORS
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
that includes a
variety of functions
skills in the repair &
Salary starting at
application on line at
500 Bosola fte
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er In the classfieds
1 yr. experience needed.
Bilingual preferred. Apply at
FL Community Health Centers,
15858 S. W. Warfield Blvd.,
Indiantown, or fax resume to
willing to learn. Busy primary
care office. Includes health
P/T Histology & Mohs Tech
Position avail, in Sebring
Dermatology practice. $30.
per hr with flexible schedule.
Fax resume to
863-386-1848 & call
Immediate opening for a part
time Case Management po-
sition. Must be bilingual.
Fax Resume: 863-462-5878.
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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
Seminole Tribe of FL Health Dept. has openings at
the clinics on our Big Cypress & Brighton Reser-
RN-Case Manager: Coordinate home health care
& DME. Conduct home visits, oversee medical
cases & provide nursing services. Counsel pa-
tients. Active FL RN license Case Management
cert. BLS cert. Primary care exp. FL drivers li-
And at our Big Cypress Reservation for:
Community Health Rep: Provide home health
services. Includes assisting w/ meds, dressing
changes, check vitals. Provide transport for pa-
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PartTime 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.
Helping People Succeed, Inc. -HPS-
(formedrly Tn- County TEC),
111 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 124
or Fax resume (772)221-4938
$20/hr. participating in mock
trials and focus groups on
weekends in Okeechobee.
Must be resident of
Okeechobee Cty. and over 18
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Tax Preparation 315
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Drapes, Liens & Falicss 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
'Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680.
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR COND- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
WINDOW UNIT, 220v, works-
good,,, $200, .neg.,
WINDOW UNIT- Kenmore,
18,000 BTU's, Cool & heat
New, Never used. $300.
CHINA CABINET Inlaid w/
spindle legs. $200neg.
OAK WASH STAND $100neg.
BUFFET, $150 neg.
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.
STEREO SYSTEM, 1970 floor
model Zenith, 8 track, record
player, radio, exc. cond.
$400 neg. (863)467-5117
COFFEE POT: Sunbeam,
Black, New. $15
DISHWASHER, Excellent con-
dition. $75. (863)675-1634
ELECTRIC DRYER- GE, like
new, barely used, $100 or
best offer (863)673-5655
FREEZER: ADMIRAL, Ultra
Freeze, No Frost, Upright,
LG. UPRIGHT FREEZER GE
Frostfree, wht. & Tappan 4
burner gas stove, wht.
$325/both, will sep. 675-1553
STOVE, Ceramic: Like new.
WASHER & DRYER- GE Super
capacity, brand new, $500
WASHER, Roper, Large Ca-
pacity 2.5, Like new. New
$229, Asking $175.
ADULT 3 WHEELER- Used,
But in Very good condition.
BIKE 2 wheeler, 20", Mon-
goose Model, very sharp,
must see, $40. Call
GIRLS BICYCLES (2) good
condition. $60/both, will sell
GIRLS CHOPPER BIKE- ask-
ing $100 (863)763-3448 or
Sashes: Andersen: 1) 271/4"
W x 58 1/2"H & 4) 27 1/4"Wx
391/4"H. $250 863-467-8504
STORM DOOR 32X75 brand
new, never used.
Queen, 9", NASA, as seen on.
TV, in factory package. $475,
cash. (239)22 -8103
PINE HEADBOARD- King size,
w/frame, dressers included,
all light pine $250 for all
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
Wicker Furniture, Loveseat, 2
chrs., w/cushions, 3 tables,
in Aqua Isles, $100.
TWIN BEDS, 2, Maple, Com-
plete. Good condition. $75.
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TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
Asking $300 or best offer
Shop from a gift catalog
uoas updated peeally:
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BABY CRIB- complete, light
wood, good condition $20
chair & toys also. $100/all,
will sell separately.
863-763-0888 after 3pm
OCEAN WONDERS AQUARI-
UM- asking $20, excellent
OCEAN WONDERS MOBILE-
Fisher Price, with remote
SWING SET- metal, asking
BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING,
Size 12 Mostly name brand
$40. Will separate.
CLOTHING- Womens, name
brands, size 3x, pants &
tops, new w/tags $80 will
sell sep (954)237-4846
LEATHER JACKETS, Men's,
size Large 1 brown & 1
black, new. $50 each or best
offer. (863)634-5914 *
BASEBALL, BASKETBALL &
FOOTBALL CARDS: Appox.
50,000. $2500 for all, will sep.
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
PIN BALL MACHINES (3) not
working, very collectable,
$500 for all (863)328-0002
PORCELAIN DOLLS & DOLL
MOLDS- Byron molds, See-
ley, etc. $2000 All or sell sep
SWORDS, KNIVES, DAGGER
& more, approx 71 items,
3/4 new in box. $175. for all.
Or best offer 863-467-5052
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
a rilon $50 or best offer
DELL, with printer, 1 year old,
works good, $300
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
-1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I-6r II. $25.
l863)675-4970 Lv. mig.
SEMPRON 3000+ new/reser-
viced, 512 mem, 40gb.hd,
burner, loaded w/prgms.,
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
BEDS, TWIN: (2) Complete.
Captain style w/6 drawers be-
low. Asking $400 for both, will
white, king size, dressers,
night stand & armoire $350
BUFFET & HUTCH- dark pine,
CHROME & GLASS D/R TBL.
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
COFFEE TABLE &.2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$175 for set, will not separate.
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Like
new, $200 (863)357-6997
COUCH Like new. Beige
tones. $125 (863)763-8642
COUCH, PLAID, Sleeper, 2
end tables & coffee table
Pine wood finish) $150. Will
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
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,
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.
FUTON SOFA BED, w/thick in-
ner spring mattress, almost
new, pd $390, sell $200.
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS,
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, l00-Barstools ,
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent, Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North ,
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
GOLF CART, Electric, Hyundi.
w/ charger, 6 new batteries &
extra tires. Not running. $350
or best offer. (863)261-4908
AMMO- 30-30 Win, 200
rounds, boxed, $70 will di-
COLT 45, Argentinean model
1927, Colt cal. 11.25 mm,
a n t i q u e
RIFLE W/ SCOPE- 22ga, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0634
MOMENTUM. 610, takes up
35" floor space, new. $75 or
best offer. (863)634-5914.
Jewelry making classes &
supplies. Swarovski, Czech,
Gesionres Gold. Silver,
Pewler Findings &
Custom made jewelry &
repairs Classes sart daily
Irom $15. Make precious
gint lor a Iraction ol ire
C',si Groups welcome
Hisionc downtown Serinng
(Off the circle) at 125 N.
Ridgewood Dr. (Hwy. 17)
(863)385-7433 or -
CEILING FANS (2); Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299
MOTORIZED CHAIR Golden
Alante, new batteries, exc.
cond. $850. (863)634-4842
SCOOTERS (2), Rascal, bat-
tery operated, like new,
1 needs work. $400 for both.
WHEELCHAIR RAMPS good
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CHRISTMAS DECOR, Outdoor,
$50 for all. (863)983-8216
DRUMS (10) 55 gal., for Burn-
ing (10) 15 gal. & (10) 55 gal.
Plastic, Water Tight Drums.
$150 will sep. (863)763-5062
JACUZZI 5 person, in good
working cond. Complete
w/pumps, etc. $500. -You
haul it. 863-467-7267
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
TEXAS INSTRUMENT 92
Graphing calculator & guide
book. Like new. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area
BASS GUITAR: FENDER JAZZ,
Marcus Miller w/hard case.
Like new. $725.
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
YAMAHA ELECTRIC PIANO -
863-234-1067 Labelle area
AQUARIUM- 75 gal,
Stand,hood Salt filtration.
Reef white. $450.
CHIHUAHUA- 5 mos, male,
cream/tan, asking $130
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
DOG CRATE, Midwest, galva-
nized, 36"lx19"wx22"h, $30.
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
ENGLISH BULL DOGS- 2, Fe-
males, AKC registered, 2.5
yrs old. $1600.
FISH TANK 55 gallon, great
buy. $75. .(863)357-6930
MALE PUG- has. papers, need
to sell immediately $500 or
best offer (863)634-0790
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, 8wks
old, blk/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $500
PIGEONS: (5 PAIR) $75
(863)675-4981 LaBelle Area
TRITON COCKATOO female,
very Deautilul & loving.
Needs lOiS 01 ILC w/cage+
Must sell $1500.228-7230
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Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
.119 W.f Park
BATHTUB, brand new. porce-
lain, slairless steel, still in
bo,. $175 or besl offer
HOT WATER HEATER- 40 gal
r asking 70 1863675-7105
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.
FISHING ROD- Steve Daniels
signature series, excellent
condition, 7', med light, $8
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.
FLAT SCREEN ..Sony 36"
wega FD Trinitron TV, asking
$1000. (772)461-8822 Ft.
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$450 Firm. (863)447-1841
AIR COMPRESSOR 5.5 Hon-
da/Ingersoll Rand, dual tank,
no hrs. Sacrifice at $550.
AIR COMPRESSOR- like new,
Porter Cable 1.6 HR 4 gal
pancake type, new $169-
asking $135 (863)357-3369
GENERATORS (2) 4000 Te-
cumseh & 3500 Nokita. Both
work great. $500/both, will
HILTI 1" ROTATING Chipping
hammer/drill. Original cost
$1800, asking $450.
PSP w/2 games. GTA and
Socom. $250 or best offer.
ELECTROLUX, with bags, $25
(863)983-8216 after 10am
ENCLOSED TRAILER, used,
7x10 or 8x12 with loading
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
**************** ** ********* ********** ********* *
SUNCOAST GUN SHOW
October 28th & 29th
Sat. 9 5, Sun. 9 4
St. Lucie Co. Fairgrounds
15601 W Midway Rd.
4 miles 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
BRAND NEW 3/2 Home,
w/detached garage, open floor
plan, $1000/mo, first & last
all Brandi at 863-261-2762
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1V 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
IMMACULATE KINGS BAY
2/2 home to lease. Spotless
kitch, W/D, Ig. screen pch.,
ammenites, $1200/mo. Call
Scott McVay 615-613-3090
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn Garden 850
APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old, For intermedi-
ate rider. $1000
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
POCO HEADSTALL REINS,
New, With silver, $25.
QUARTERHORSE MARE 6
yrs., needs exp. rider, $3500
or best offer. Need to sell!
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $800. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
REG BREEDING STOCK PAINT
MARE- 2002, exc perfor-
mance bloodlines, $2500
SADDLE- 14" Bob Marshall,
Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
tern, With silver. -Asking
SADDLE- 14" Western, Sab-
tron, Fiberglass tree. Good
New, with bridle, breast col-
lar, 17", $250.
TRAILER- 2 or-..e bumper pull
escape door tandem axle,
good tires, dividers, rubber
mats $950 (305)807-2500
but in'good condition, $75 or
best offer. (239)634-4040
LaBelle, leave message
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.
RIDING LAWN MOWERS (2) -
w/good engines for parts.
$200 or best offer.
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman II,
5hp, Briggs, rear tine, 17",
very good condition. $300
TACK PONY SADDLE-$50,
halters $5. misc bridles $10
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
IN TOWN (3) APARTMENTS
AVAILABLE NOW!n 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.
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
READY TO MOVE IN !
Studio apt., must see to appre-
ciate. All inclusive minus
phone svc. (863)801-4949
BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
Move in condition!
Lot 2: Ready to build! Water,
Septic and Seawall included.
$250,000. For both. Firm.
www southfloridalakehome corn
TREASURE ISLAND, Reduced
Lake access 3br, 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000
2BR/1.5BA w/loft Screened
pch, priv. boat ramp, fum.
optional, quiet area for only
LOT FOR SALE/ BASSWOOD
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry
Moorehaven 3BR/2BA, All
appliances included, 30' 1 car
garage, $1500/mo. (2) avail.
Nov. 1st. 863-946-3333
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/gar. in nice neighborhood.
No pets. $1100/mo. Yr. lease.
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 @
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 3 R, 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&
RIDGE: Lake access: 2 Story,
2 BR, 11/2 BA No pets.
Non-Smk. Env. Also available
w/lake access: 1 Room Apt.
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
Q Great Location!
(1) 450 S;F.E downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
NICE 2,000 S.F. Exec. Office
Avail Nov.1., 107 S.W. 17th
St. Suite B., Yr. Lease+,
call for info
first & last req.,
Business Places -I
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1 060
Real Estate Wfntedl1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
CLEWISTON, 3/2 CBS CA/H,
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, all apple's.
$185K. For info 863-610-0973
OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA, Frame
w/Metal Roof, 60x210 Ft. lot.
Hardwood firs. Possible rent to
own. $115,000. Owner/Agent
Call Charles (863)634-0584
OKEE., D/W 32'x18', Lrg, Vinyl
sliding windows in foyer. Exc.
cond. Concrete. driveway All
appl. $25,000. (863)467-6054
could be 4 or 5, CBS, approx.
3000 SF, hardwood firs, FL
rm. & work rm., Lg. 2-story
barn w/lots of tools incl. Ask-
ing $152K. No reasonable of-
Owner Financing Available
906 NW 3rd Street, 3 BR, 1
BA, CBS, Large fenced yard.
S.W. Section: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1
Car garage. Large back yard
with mature Oak Trees.
2 Lots, Side by Side
Lot 1: w/CBS 3 BR, 2 BA,
boathouse & boat lift...
STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Pricesi
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.
1/4 ACRE LOTS
in Sebring area.
Beautiful 2.5 ACRE PARCEL
vacant land, in Clewiston.
5121 Pioneer (23rd) St. Sell-
er motivated. Contact Donna
Barrett of Home Value Realty
CLOSE TO VIKING ESTATE &
Kissimmee River State Park,
85 ac. +/- on paved road.
Deep well, new pump. For-
merly a Citrus Grove..
Suitable for Farming, Ranch-
ing & Equestrian Home Site.
Carol County, 16+ acres.
Small white vinyl, red roof &
shutters. 3 Bedroom, Living
Rm., Kitchen, Remodeled
SBath, Laundry Rm. Front
porch w/ swing. Back door
patio. Central Heat & Air.
Shop & Tractor Shed.
PaveDrive. Road frontage.
'-Getly Rolling Pasture ~
S rmi Irominr wni & no pili.a.
110 lmiies irorm j inv~, lle, "
140 from Memphis.
End of SE 7th St.
$250,000 neg. 863-763-7176
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
apple's, recently remodeled,
$990. mo..+ sec. dep.,
credit check. (7)8)863-3212
W/F w/dock, hardwood firs.,
W/D, storage bldg.
IMMACULATE 2BR- fenced
yard, W/D, den, porch,
dock on Taylor Creek,
$950/mo plus F/L/S,
4 br, 2 Ba, Cent. A/C, $200
wkly. + $500. Sec.
OKEECHOBEE- DbI wide, 3br,
1ba, CA/Heat, clean, in town,
$750/mo. First, last sec
dep, No Pets (863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
w/FL & util. rooms, part turn,
all apple's, a/c. $42,900.
Incl. 100x125' lot Need some
TLC. Furnished, many extras.
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 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All appl., Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$19,500. Call (863)763-7176
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1 BA,
+ 50x125 Foot Lot.
Excellent condition. $49,900.
Call Charles (863)634-0584
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent. A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrn.rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
WANTED: Damaged SWMH
'94 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehices/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT: "Big 0" 13x7, trailer
& rigging. $2500.
AIR BOAT CAGE 2 seater,
front steer., fully equip.
w/mtr. mount, 36" stringers.
Nice cond. $300.763-7598
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
i This One
BASS BOAT- Garmbler Oullaw
'98. w.moior & Irailer. MerC
Mariner 150np, E..c cond.
BASS BOAT, Johnson, w/trlr.,
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
BOAT, 16ft., aluminum, with
trolling motor, trailer, 60hp
Mercury outboard. $2200
BOAT, Aluminum, 162', w/60
hp. Johnson & trir. Runs good.
live wells. New pumps, battery
& tires. $1800 863-467-9390
CANOE- 14' Aluminum, square.
back, $275 (863)675-0300
CRISCRAFT '84- 15ft, with
trailer, Chrysler motor, needs
,work $500 or best offer
DECK BOAT 23ft 130hp
Yamaha, full Bimini. w/trlr.
F/F, depth. Good condition.
$8,500. (863)675-7777 eves.
JON BOAT, 14', needs minor
repair. $100 (863)234-9663
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$2500 neg. Moore Haven
PRINCECRAFT 1996,18 Ft.,
Aluminum, Deep V w/115 hp.
Evinrude, Trailer, Custom
Cover, 44V Trolling Motor,
Double e Well & Bait Well.
Fishing Machine! $5,995.
SEA KAYAK- Touring Style.
Top Brand Name. Good con-
dition. $500 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
COACH 1987, 34 Ft w/Florida
Rm. New elec. hot water tank
& vinyl windows. Must see!
Whisper Creek. Must be move.
$5,000. 863-675-0279 or
RV ROOF AC- New, 13,500
BTU, still in box w/ceiling
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.
I Land Sale
I Land Sale
umREBU B - .IV S ISl- DEA G JEBA vDU"
Pristine Florida semi-improved pasture,
development opportunity, road frontage on 3 sides,
water & sewer utilities nearby.
Contact Philip Strazzulla
Hoyt C. Murphy Inc. Realtors
(772) 461-5200 office
(772) 461-5203 fax
(772) 216-4975 mobile
16 Okeechobee News, Sunday, October 29, 2006
HONDA 2000 XR70 small dirt
bike, like new. $1100.
HONDA XR50 '03- completely
modified from stock, $2499
SUZUKI TL100OS '97- very
fast, needs some work, ask--
ing $1500 or best offer
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
good condition, great on
gasl! $2500 (863)357-3773
DANCHEE '05 200cc 4
wheeler, elec.start, shaft
driven, 4 spd., reverse, man.
FOUR WHEELER '05 50cc,
electric start, 4 stroke. New
MOPED, 2005 American
Whizzer: Only used 2 miles.
$500 off. New $1900. Asking
$1400 (561)825-1818 pager
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
Need a few more bucks to
deepr? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items In
TRAVEL TRAILER, '88
Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $2500.
Earn some extra cash. -
Sel your used Items hi
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
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.
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.
KIA SOPHIA '01 4 dr, good
cond. $2450. 863-675-4867
I Pbic Notice
NISSAN PATHFINDER '96,
4x4, needs motor work.
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
'84 runs good. $1400.
POLICE INTERCEPTOR MO-
TOR 302 1986, must take
entire car $450 or best offer
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $1500 or
best offer. 863-763-7458 or
TOYOTA COROLLA- '92,
Clean, new tires, A/C works,
Solid motor & transmission.
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank:,
$1900, Or best offer.
VOLVO 740 ELE '85, 4 door,
good body, engine, trans-
mission, needs wiring under
hood. $400 (863)467-8041
FORD F150 '89, 4x4 flatbed,
$500 or best offer.
JEEP CJ5 1979, $1000.
EASY GO GOLF CART; three
wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
GAS CLUB CAR '95
GOLF CART Older pargo, 4
whi, w/batt. charger, runs &
looks great. $800 firm.
CHEVY 1500- '94, Will sell for
DIFFERENTIAL GEARS and
misc. parts. $100 or best of-
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 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
HITCH, Reese Load Leveler,
for travel trailer & car haul-
ers. $150 or best offer.
RACING SEATS- Black & Gray,
Tenzo Sport. Good condition.
$300. or best offer.
SUB WOOFERS- 10", Mounted
in a box for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.
TIRES & RIMS Set of 4,
Asanti Zebra 18" rims w/3
extra tires. $1100 or best of-
TONNEAU COVER Sportsmas-
ter Slant side & Rubber bed
mat, fits '99 to '06 Chevy 6.5
bed. $150. (863)467-9927.
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,
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-
FORD F150 '88, 5 spd, 4.9L,
wide tires & rims, short wheel
base, engine needs work.
$400 firm. (863)467-8041
FORD F150 '93 -300 eng.,,5
spd., runs good. $2500 or
best offer. 863-634-1867
FORD F150 XLT Super Cab '04
2 WD, low miles, auto, all
pwr, cold a/c, bedliner, runs
great. $16K. 239-253-7054
FORD F250,'88 runs good,
no bed, set up for a goose
neck. $1K or best offer.
FORD F250 '99 XLT, crew
cab, 4x4, pwr.stroke diesel,
aut4, shortbed, 1-owner,
FORD PU '87- F250, 4.9 300
straight 6 engine, cold AC,
new seat, good cond, $2400
FORD RANGER 2005 Ext. Cab
w/Camper Top. 5K miles.
Excellent condition. $11,800.
FORD RANGER XLT- '92, 4
cyl, standard, Cold A/C,
$1400. Neg. 863-763-4149
FORD SUPER CAB SHORT
BED '74- no motor, no trans,
very little rust, must see
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NOTICE OF MEETING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 @ 3:30. The public meeting will be
held at the Okeechbhee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeecho-
bee County Courhouse, 304NW 2nd Street, Okeecboee, Florida. For more infor-
mation, contact Vickie Trexler at the Planning and Doevelopment Department, 49t
N.W 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 7635548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting wll need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made and that the record includes the testimony anc
evidence upon which the appeal will be based Planning and Development tapes
are forte sole purpose of backup tor official records of the Department.
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry censntog Board
168436 ON 10/20,29/06
CHEVY BLAZER, '93, 4.3 v6, 2
dr., looks & runs great,
$1800 or best offer.
FORD HUNTING BUGGY -
runs, needs some work.
$1500. Call Erik
Utiit^ fales 4065
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.
OPEN TRAILER- 7x16, with
split gate, $2000
UTILITY TRAILER, 16'. $1000
or best offer. (239)340-4739
UTILITY TRAILER- home
made, triple axle, heavy duty,
pull behind trailer, $900 or "
est offer (863)634-5289
ORD AEROSTAR 1993, Runs
kay...needs a little work. Dark
ue. Great for work van. $700
best offer. (863)467-9019
ord Hightop Van, '89, tow
pkg, full power, seats 8, TV,
CB radio $2000. LaBelle
Area. (863)675-4970 rmsg.
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- ubic Notice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
Notice is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the Okeechobee
County Planning Board sitting as the Local Planning Agency, pursuant to Chapter
63 Florida Statutes. The purpose o the public hearing Is to receive public input
concerning proposed amendments to Ordinance 9-1, Code of Ordinances of Okee-
chobee County, Florida, prior to making a recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners. The public hearing wi be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at
7:00 O'clock p.m. in the board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Okeecho-
bee County Courthose, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Interested per-
sons may appear and be heard. Written comments may be submitted at the public
hearing, or may be submitted to the Planning and Development Department, 499
NW5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Forida 34972 prior to the public hearing.
The proposed amendments to the Code of Ordinances may affect the use of land,
and may affect certain provisions of Ordinance 96-1, Part II, Land Development
Regulations: The title of the proposed ordinance amending the Code of Ordinance Is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 47 OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY CODE BY PROVIDING DEFINITIONS RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS;
ESTABLISHING RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS FOR CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENDERS
FROM SCHOOLS, SCHOOL DESIGNATED BUS STOPS, CHILD CARE FACILITIES,
PARKS, OR PLAYGROUNDS AND PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROHIBITING
MULTIPLE SEXUAL OFFENDERS FROM RESIDING TOGETHER IN THE SAME
DWELLING UNIT OR WITHIN THE SAME MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE; PRO-
HIBITS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REHABILITATION FACILITY; HALF-WAY HOUSE,
CAMP, RETREAT OR OTHER SIMILAR LODGING FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS OR
NON-SEXUAL OFFENDERS UNLESS PERMITTED BY PUBLIC SERVICE ZONING DIS-
TRICTS BY SPLIT ZONING DISTRICTS OR AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION WITHIN THE
HEAVY COMMERCIAL, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL OR HEAVY INDUSTRIAL ZONING CLAS-
SIFICATIONS; PROHIBITING THE LEASING OF REAL PROPERTY TO SEXUAL OF-
FENDERS IN VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 47 OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE;
REQUIRING PROSPECTIVE LANDLORDS TO CHECK SEXUAL OFFENDERS REGIS-
TRY; LIMITING ACCESS OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS TO PARKS AND CHILD CARE FA-
CILITIES; AMENDING SECTIONS 11.04.02.C., 11.04.02.M, AND 11.04.02.N, TO
ADD A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR A REHABILITATION FACILITY, HALF-WAY HOUSE,
CAMR RETREAT OR OTHER SIMILAR LODGING FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND
NON-SEXUAL OFFENDERS; AMENDING SECTION 11.04.02.C TO ADD A SPECIAL
EXCEPTION FOR BOARDING HOUSES AND ROOMING HOUSES; AMENDING SEC-
TIONS 11.04.02.A, 11.04.02C., 11.04,02.1., AND 11.04.02.H. TO ADD A SPECIAL
EXCEPTION FOR COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL HOME; TRANSFERRING CERTAIN
DEFINITIONS WITHIN CHAPTER 47 OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE TO AP-
PENDIX B OF'THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE; ADDING A NEW DEFINITION OF
COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL HOME & AMENDING DEFINITIONS OF HURRICANE
SHELTER, BOARDING HOUSE, AND FAMILY WITHIN APPENDIX B OF THE OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES, SEVERABILITY AND AN EF-
i" ,,, ,.,] i .i: : r', ', ,r,,.,-,,,m,.,-i n oe available for public inspection at the
F l.1,,' i .,I .r ] i. ,.6[.- 1 r 1.4.i '9 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
r .n ir t, ..'.,, i :l.i ,-.. ept holidays between the hours of 8:00
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 7:00 p.m., in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Planning Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the department.
Mike Long, Chairman
Okeechobee County Planning Board
171944 ON 10/29/06
11 4 iU
Bonfire ready -u &
OHS seniors Tim Jewell and Chris Neal take the time to ensure that their team's wood haul- With the senior class of Okeechobee High School descending on the lumber of town for the
ing lumber is properly secured. annual senior wood hauling, Eric Till hurried to saw off the excess that kept his tailgate open.
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 lan-
guage 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 gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or
a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send-a check made
out to the OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School,
2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be
reserved for Okeechobee school employees. For information, con-
tact 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)
Eagles Aeries plan yard sale
Eagles Aeries #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have a yard sale on
Saturday 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
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 informa-
tion, call Judy at (863) 357-1581.
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 interest-
ed persons are invited. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. For infor-
mation call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863)
Free nutritional class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a free CRA nutritional analysis class
Monday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Cen-
ter, 916 WN. Park St. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
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 Chamberoffice at (863) 763-6464.
Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held Thurs-
day, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov, 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hardcov-
er books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half price.
Proceeds will be used to augment the DVD collection. The Library is
located at 206 S.W. 16th St. For information, call (863) 763-3536.
Annual food drive under way
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall and
Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for Families
community food drive that is going on now. The drive will end Nov. 18.
Organizations in Okeechobee County wishing to receive food from this
drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunningham toll free at (866) 500-
4104 to register the organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-mail may
be sent to email@example.com to receive a food recipient
form. All food collected locally willbe distributed in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Raulerson Hospital is, again, the main drop-off location for non-per-
ishable foods. Schools and businesses are urged to register food drives
by calling Lacey Summerall at (863) 763-6047 or Wayne Cunningham at
the toll free number above.
Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading programs
is open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church Recreation Out-
reach Center, 310 S.W. Fifth St., for boys and girls in grades one through
six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.
Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee Main
Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest. Win-
dows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's annual lighting
ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 following the Christmas
Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque for the year to display as
being the Christmas window decorating winner. For information, con-
tact Okeechobee Main Street executive director Lydia Jean Williams at
Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and will take place on
Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Many beauti-
ful homes have been scheduled for the tour but there is always room for
one more. For information, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 c(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar
Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the importance
of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okee-
Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend before
Christmas Dec. 15,16 and 17. Singers should be able to match pitch
and read music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of
fun. Winter residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms.
Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1
until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For
information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-
Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a list of Okeechobee men and women who are on active duty
and currently serving in all branches of military service, National
Guard and Reserve units. Please call Post #64 at (863) 763-2950 and
ask for Commander Dan Fennell. Or, send a note listing the branch of
service, name, rank and unit number to: American Legion Post #64,
501 S.E. Second St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.