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Students chosen
for prep award
Okeechobee High School's
Omar Guerrero and Tierra
Allen have been honored with a
nomination for the prestigious
Wendy's High School Heisman
The program, awarded in
conjunction with the collegiate
Heisman Trophy, celebrates the
achievements of the nation's.
top high school seniors both in
and out of the classroom.
OHS Principal Toni Wiersma
nominated these two promis-
ing leaders for their academic
aptitude, athletic talent and
exceptional commitment to
their school and communities.
Sports, Page 5
Hepatitis B drug
OK'd by the FDA
of thousands of people in the
U.S. who are infected b\ hepati-
tis B each year gained a new
drug to fight the virus.
The Food and Drug Admin-
istration said it approved Tyze-
ka, known generically as tel-
bivudine, for use in treating
adults with chronic hepatitis B.
The drug is not a cure, but can
suppress the hepatitis B virus
and reduce the liver inflamma-
tion that accompanies the dis-
ease, the FDA said.'
Hepatitis B is caused by a
virus that infects the liver. It can
cause scarring, cancer and fail-
ure of the liver, as well as death.
There are now six FDA-
approved drugs to treat hepati-
tis B.
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Drought Index
Current: 579
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.70 feet

Lake level ,--
15.71 feet "
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Cattlemen may lease Center

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is a possibility the 2008
Speckled Perch Rodeo and all of
the following Okeechobee Cat-
tlemen's Association rodeos.
might be held at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center.
A proposal from the cattle-
men's association was presented
to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
at their Oct. 26 meeting. That
proposal also contained

improvements detailed by the. Arena."
cattlemen's group that could The cattlemen would have
cost the county over $500,000. exclusive use of the arena for 26
"I think we have come up dais annually for all rodeo
with something that is agreeable i-r etn s. The county would retain
to both sides," said Commission the lights to any non-rodeo type
Chairman John Abney. e.ents From the ensuing discus-
Commissioners agreed in sion, it was unclear as to
principle to the proposal and %\hethei or not the county could
asked staff to work out the present iodeos the remainder of
details. the ear.
Under the agreement offered When contacted after the
by the cattlemen, the covered meeting Wes Williamson, of the
arena would be named the attlemen's association, would
"Okeechobee Cattlemen's rit elaborate on this provision of

Quick response: Police, firefighters honored

the proposed agreement.
County attorney John Cassels
did not appear to understand if
the agreement would allow the
county to conduct rodeos at
other times of the year.
The proposed agreement
calls for expanding the existing
2,525 seating capacity of the
arena to 4,973 seats.
Agri-civic center manager
Pete Keough stated that the seat-
ing could be increased by raising
the height of the bleachers in the
,back arid lowering them in the

front at the sacrifice of the return
chutes. He said the arena is large
enough that part of it could be
surrendered to seating without
hindering its capabilities. He said
that an additional 2,000 folding
seats could be placed on the
arena floor for concerts and sug-
gested using a portable, vinyl
floor to cover the dirt arena for
such events.
In other improvements, the
proposal calls for construction of
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Capital Pawn manager Juan Garcia presented Sergeant Dawn Wendt of the Okee-
chobee City Police Department (OCPD) with a plaque on behalf of Corporate Capital
Pawn and Affordable Auto on Monday, Oct. 30. in appreciation for her quick action con-
cerning a fire at the pawn shop on Friday, Sept. 27. From left to right are store manag-
er-Juan Garcia, Sgt. Dawn Wendt. OCPD Chief Denny Davis and Okeechobee City
Councilman Lowry Markham.

OCPD officer honored for quick action

By Chauna Aguilar
Corporate Capital Pawn and
Affordable Auto presented
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) Sergeant Dawn
Wendt with a plaque in honor
of their appreciation for her
efforts that went above and
beyond the call of duty when
she discovered a fire at Capital
Sgt. Wendt stated while on
patrol on Friday, Sept. 27, she
was stopped at the traffic light
on Fifth Avenue and smelled
smoke and knew something
was burning. She proceeded to
investigate the mysterious
smell and noticed a small wisp
of smoke similar to that of a cig-
arette coming out of a vent in.
the northwest corner of the
building at 400 N.W. Park St.
She then walked around to the
front of the pawn shop to see if
anyone was still in the building.
When she went back to the
rear of the building, flames
were already coming from the
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Capital Pawn and Affordable Auto have displayed a ban-
ner honoring the City and County fire departments for
their quick action in extinguishing a fire there on Friday,
Sept. 27.

finding the location of the odd
smell of smoke, the Okee-
chobee City Fire Department
was already en route.
The City Fire Department,
aided by the County Fire/Res-
cue Department responded
very quickly to the structure
fire. They arrived to heavy
smoke and gained entrance by

breaking the glass front door.
"The fire was put out within
20-30 minutes of arrival, but the
most dangerous points were
investigating and .finding the
hotspots in the attic," said Chief
Smith. "There are only two
ways to find these slow burning
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fires either take the whole roof
off to physically see where they
are, or use the thermal scanners
within the area to visibly look for
the hotspots."
The firefighters went into the
attic and investigated hot spots
with special cameras.
Juan Garcia, manager of Capi-
tal Pawn, wanted to express his
extreme gratitude to Sgt. Wendt
and the fire departments on
behalf of Corporate Capital Pawn
and Affordable Auto for their

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two ticket booths and one rodeo
contestant registration office.
The estimated cost of these
improvements, including signage
to indicate the name change on
the arena is $486,000. With a 10
percent contingency added on,
the estimated cost is almost
The cattlemen's association
would be responsible for all
improvements to the stock pens,
gates and chutes. They would
also utilize all available vendor
set-ups, subject to fire marshal
The cattlemen would have
exclusive use of the concession
stands during their events. Sale of
beer/wine would be the county's
responsibility if the association
agreed to such sales.
All utility expenses, annual
preventive- maintenance and
operations costs would (be the
responsibility of the county.
All revenues from rental of
stalls and RV sites would remain
with the county.

quick actions in finding, control-
ling and extinguishing the fire.
There were very minimal dam-
ages to items within the store due
to their actions. The firefighters
also took great care to cover all
the customer items and ensure
that no additional fires ignited to
cause more damages.
Mr. Garcia stated that "because
of Sgt. Wendt's quick action, Cap-
ital Pawn was able to reopen
within one week of the fire."
City Councilman Lowry
Markham was also present ion
behalf of the city and Culbreth
Investments. Mr.. Markham
expressed his gratitude to the City

All revenue generated by such
as, but not limited to, ticket sales,
sponsorship, television produc-
tions, concessions, parking and
contributions would remain with
the cattlemen's association.
The suggested agreement
would go into effect Oct. 1, 2007,
and the above required improve-
ments would have to be complet-
ed for the 2008 Speckled Perch
According to the terms of the
proposed agreement, over a 35-
year period, the cattlemen's asso-
ciation would pay the county a
total $250,000.
The biggest ticket item is the
seat expansion at $355,000
"I think the investment is
worth it," said Mr. Abney.
He mentioned the year-round
potential for revenue and different
types of venues with expanded
"Don't look at these improve-
ments as being done just for the
cattlemen," he asserted. "I think
this is a great partnership. I am-,
excited about the possibility
because it's something we have
looked forward to."
"I'm definitely in favor of mak-

Police and Fire Departments as
well as County Fire/Rescue for
their quick response to the fire.
According to a letter of appre-
ciation to the City of Okeechobee
from Gil Culbreth, "this building
has historical and sentimental
value to my family and the com-
munity. Because of the dedica-
tion, and team effort of many men
and women, our building was
able to be saved. Sgt. Wendt was
quick and responsive when she
noticed the smoke coming out of
the building. We give a special
commendation to her, and heart-
felt thanks to the departments."
Mr. Culbreth hosted a bar-

ing an arrangement with the cat-
tlemen," said commissioner Ray
Domer. "But our position is to try
to make it a fair deal for all con-
He called attention to every-
thing the county was required to
do under the cattlemen's propos-
Mr. Williamson noted that the
cattlemen's association is a non-
profit organization and the profits
are plowed back into community
through scholarships and other
benefits. He said his organization
would either have to make major
expenditures on the arena they
own or move to county facilities.
"I think it is a good marriage,,"
he said. "We would essentially be
paying for 50 percent of the
improvements and only using it 7
percent.of the time."
He said the requested
improvements would leave the
county with a more useable
"From a business standpoint,
it's the right move," said Commis-
sioner Clif Betts.
Mr. Cassels noted that over the
35-year period of the lease, the
$250,000 that the cattlemen's

beque to honor the police and fire
department for their actions.
OCPD Chief Denny Davis was
on hand for the presentation who
stated that he appreciates Capital
Pawn for recognizing Sgt. Wendt
for her efforts.
"It is nice when others express
appreciation for the work that law
enforcement officers do. I appre-
ciate the job that she did," he said.
Sgt. Wendt stated that she was
"glad she was in the right place at
the right time."
Capital Pawn has also made a
banner to honor the City and
County fire departments for their

association would pay the county
would figure out to $208 a day for
the 26 days a year they would
have use of the facility.
Currently, the rent for local
users is over $600 a day.
Mr. Abney noted that 93 per-
cent of the year the county would
have use of the facility with its
additional seating.
Mr. Betts noted that the
enlarged seating capacity could
be used for concerts.
"The rodeo is a strong calling
card," asserted Mr. Betts.
Matt Pierce, of the cattlemen's
association, stated that stall and
RV rental would bring in $15,000
to $18,000 per event. He claimed
that the loss of arena rental would
not be missed when compared to
the additional rental revenue from
stalls and RV spaces.
Mr. Keough said the barn cur-
rently has 122 stalls set up and
could accommodate 150 stalls.
These stalls rent for $25 a day.
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Guarding the pumpkin patch
This scarecrow was seen guarding the pumpkin patch at
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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:/ to emer-
gency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for the
name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related con-
cerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.

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

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

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The Seminole Elementary School kindergarten students recite and sing fall poems for parents.

Seminole students

recite and sing fall poems

The Seminole Elementary
School faculty and staff wish to
thank parents for supporting our
annual book fair. By allowing
your children to pur-
chase books,
you're encourag-
ing them to read
and instilling in
them a love of
reading. Reading
each day increases flu-
ency and comprehension. Please
allow me to recognize the follow-
ing book fair volunteers for their
help: Amanda Palmer, Suzee
Fowler, Laurie Duncan, Becky
Runyon, Tammi Jackson,
Stephanie Kirkey, Phyllis Koff,
and Doris Stephenson. Thank
you for your dedication to our
We'd like to thank the many
parents who joined us on Tues-
day for our second PTO meeting
of the school year. Parent, stu-
dents, and teachers enjoyed a
slideshow of our students and
faculty at work and at play. After
the slideshow, the kindergarten
students entertained the audi-
ence as they recited and sang a
number of fall poems. They
worked hard and it showed!,
Please remember that there
will be no school on Nov. 10,
2006, as we are observing Veter-
ans' Day. No\. 15,2006, is an earl\'
release day. The school da \\will
end at 11:15 after breakfast'and a
light lunch.

'.The kindergarten students
gave a wonderful performance
for parents on poems and songs
about fall. Their command
encore performance at PTO was
well.attended by the students and
parents. Thank you to everyone
who attended!
Mrs. Jordan's class has
enjoyed reading wonderful fall
stories by Bill Martin, Jr. and John
Archenbolt. They especially
enjoyed "The Ghost Eye Tree".
The little boy and his sister dread-
ed going across town at night
past the "ghost eye tree" to get a
bucket of milk. With the lights off
and interesting sound effects, it
made a wonderful story. Thank
you to Mrs. Briochi and Mrs.
Fowler for helping us to make
delightful scarecrows to decorate
the room. Miss Hamrick has-
helped us graph fall candy. Mrs.
Kirkey and Mrs. Asby have
Worked with the students on a
rhyming Bingo game. Thank you
to these wonderful volunteers!
The students have completed the

study of colors and nursery
rhymes. Their nursery rhyme
books are now complete. Par-
ents, remember Mrs. Jordan's
class web page for the most cur-
rent information about the class
Mrs. Peterson's class will be
making chocolate spiders. They
will be discussing how the sun is
energy and the kinds of food
needed for energy for the body. In
reading they are working on Nn
and Dd. They are learning the
new words we, go. In math they
are still working on the numbers
0-10. Practice letters, sounds and
words at home. Also count,
count, count. The student of the
week is Raul Ruiz. Last week was
Yaneli Villegas-Baltazar.' Kyle
Boney is the leader for the AR
Mrs. Johnson's class is learn-
ing about the letters Nn and Dd.
They are making noodle neck-
laces and ducks. They are having
refreshments on Oct. 31st for Hal-
loween. They will also be making
a book with pictures of what they
want to be for Halloween. They
have already made tissue paper
pumpkins after reading many
stories about rollaway pumpkins
and too many pumpkins. They
will also be making paper Jack-
O-Lanterns and reading, stories
about bats.

First grade
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
class have been learning about
the classification of animals and
their characteristics. This week
they concentrated on the
amphibian group and have stud-
ied, read, and written about the
life cycle of the frog. They have
also begun the Magic Tree House
series with the book "Dinosaurs
Before Dark". They've enjoyed
reading books and using the
dinosaur puppets to help tell the
stories. Congratulations to Stu-
dents of the Week Sandy Leon
and Leslie Gomez!
In Mrs. Yeilding's first grade
class the students wrote about
the life cycle of the frog and creat-
ed pictures to go with their sto-
ries. This class enjoyed a special
visit from their teacher's family.
Mrs. Yeilding's brother and sister
visited from New York where they
both work in schools. They sang
songs with the students and read
to them. It was a wonderful visit!

Second grade
Mrs. Elders' class Congratu-
lations to Crysten Smith and Ryan

Hofer for being students of the
week. Crysten is quiet and puts a
lot of effort into her work. Ryan is
always trying to help and to do
his best. Congratulations to Adri-
an Hernandez, Vernice Leon, Erik
Santibanez, and Ricky Perez for
earning pizza slips for October.
They have earned at least 50 steps
in 100 Book Challenge in the
month of October. The class is
enjoying activities with telling
Mrs. Martin's class Congrat-
ulations to Kevin Delapaz, Martha
Morse, and Adrian Hernandez
Estrad- as students of the week.
We are working on telling time
and reviewing basic math facts.
Sean Osceola and Kelsey Schoon-
maker are leading the class for
the most steps in 100 Book Chal-
lenge. Parents please continue to
encourage your children to read,
read, read to earn those steps.
Mrs. Perry's class Congrat-
ulations to Lazaro Nunez and
Riley Craig for being Star Stu-
dents. They have displayed good
work habits and good character
traits in the classroom and
around school. They are proud to
announce the top AR point earn-
er in class is Morgan Bolan with
over 25. points so, far. The lead
"ladybug" is Morgan Bolan.for
100 Book Challenge with Gabriel
'Hernandez working very hard in
second place. Morgan has over
250 steps! Keep those ladybugs
crawling toward our goal for the
nine weeks of 200 steps!
Mrs. Perviss' & Mrs. McClana-
han Mrs. Perviss' class had the
opportunity this week to share
literature with Mrs. McClana-
han's students as they shared hot
tea and muffins and listened to
opera as they celebrated the Mr.
Putter and Tabby series by Cyn-
thia Rylant. The students enjoyed
"Tea Time" as they chatted and
exchanged pleasantries. Stu-
dents were delighted to add their
own cream and sugar. Seminole
Time is the highlight of our day
as we get to change classes as
we meet and greet different stu-
dents and have center time. Our
classroom theme for 100 Book
Challenge is "Shoot For the
Stars," and that is just what we
are doing. Parents, please .be
sure and help your child by sign-
ing their log sheet each night as
they read for steps. Remember,
one step equals 15 minutes of
reading. Thank you so much for
your support and for helping us
reach our individual goals and
our classroom goals.


Homer Roy Sellers
Homer Roy Sellers, age 94, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 28, 2006,
at Hospice of Okeechobee's The
Home. Mr. Sell-
ers was born
Aug. 15, 1912,
in Chipley, to
John Hardy
and Susan Sell-
ers. He was a
heavy equip-
ment operator
having come Homer
from Canal Sellers
Point to Okee-
chobee 50 years ago.
Mr. Sellers is survived by: two
sons, John A. (Robin) Sellers of
Okeechobee and Donald Lee
(Irmhild) Sellers of Chipley; sister,
HLois (Roy) Kellum of Chipley; 10
grandchildren; 18 great- grand-
,children; one great-great-grand-
i child; sister-in-law, Barbara
(Melvin) Thomlinson of Brandon;
and, many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Graveside funeral services will
be 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at
Hard Labor Cemetery in Chipley.
Memorials may be made to
5Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
Perry Lee Hilton
Perry Lee Hilton, age 77, died
Oct. 25, 2006, at Jackson Memori-
al Hospital in Miami. Born Oct. 21,
1929, in Gran-
ite Falls, N.C.,
he has been a
resident of
for the past 27
years. He was
of the Baptist
faith and
enjoyed fish-
ing. Perry
He is pre- Hilton
ceded in death
by: his wife, Patsy Hilton; daugh-
ter, Barbara Hilton; and, several
brothers and sisters.
Mr. Hilton is survived by: sons,
Terry (Elizabeth) Hilton of
Palmer, Alaska and Jerry Hilton of
Greensborough, N.C.; and, grand-
daughter, Peggy (Shawn) Thomp-
son of Fort Drum.
Visitation will be held from 2
p.m. until service time at 3 p.m.,
on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at

the Buxton Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be
made in Mr. Hilton's name to the
American Diabetes Association,
P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, Va. 22038-
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Daisy Mae Hilton
Daisy Mae Hilton, age 47, died
Oct. 29, 2006, at her residence in
Okeechobee. Born May 23, 1959,
in Canandaigua, N.Y., Ms. Hilton
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past two years.
She is survived by: her com-
panion, Bruce Chandler of Okee-
chobee; sons, Robert Chandler,
Jr. of West Palm Beach, and Corey
Chandler of Okeechobee; daugh-
ters, Melissa Chandler of West
Palm Beach, Samantha Chandler
of West Palm Beach, and Nicole
Chandler of Okeechobee; her
mother, Geane Hilton of
Canandaigua, N.Y.; four brothers;
and, eight sisters.
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street in Okee-

Submitted to Okeechobee News/OHS

OHS Students of the Week
Okeechobee High School's Students of the Week for October 15, are: (back row), Ethan
Abner, Stephen Hirst, Kelci Breaux, Septemberlyn Davis, Levi Stephenson and Bryan
Delahanty; and, (front row), Alanda Crowell, Jennifer Cornell, Juliet Eason and Ericka

I -,

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Chief Award
Seminole Elementary School second graders received the Chief Award, which is a citi-
zenship award for students who display respect for other students and adults, exempla-
ry behavior in the classroom and around campus, great attention to their school work,
respect for school grounds and property, leadership and school spirit. Receiving the
Chief Award are: (in no particular order), Jose Aguirre, Esmeralda Arias, Marcelo Bal-
tazar, Bethany Billy, Morgan Bolan, Dania Castellanos, James Cummings, Jesse
Entwistle, Amber Farabee, Erik Garcia, Saira Garza, Ramiro Lara, Verenice Leon, Joshua
Madrigal, Harry O'Hagen, Sean Osceola, Ricky Perez, Jahnise Pizarro, Lizath Reyes, Juli
Richbourg, Jasmine Romero, Erik Santibanez, Trevor Thomas, Leonardo Torres, Taeyah-
nis Washington, and Rarah Young.

Arrest Log

The ;ollo\% ing individuals were
arrested on" felony 'or driving
-under the_ influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Ramon L. Tripp, 34, N.W.
43rd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct.27 by the OCSO on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
: * Ortiz Eloy Vasquez, 26,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct.
29 by Deputy Kristin Gray on a
felony charge of battery on a law
enforcement officer and a misde-
meanor charge of battery. His
bond was set at $60,000.
Robert Jeffrey Lewin, 42,
Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota,
was arrested Oct. 29 by Deputy
Donald Ellis on felony charges of
possession of heroin and posses-
sion of cocaine, and misde-
meanor charges of possession of
drug paraphernalia and driving
while license suspended with
knowledge. His bond was set at
Adrian Flores, 37, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 29 by
Deputy Kristin Gray on a felony
charge of battery on a law
enforcement officer and a misde-
meanor charge of battery. His
bond was set at $60,000.
Juan Meras, 21, N.W. 18th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 29 by Deputy Timothy A. Hig-
gins on a felony charge of posses-
sion of cocaine and a misde-
meanor charge of disorderly
intoxication. His bond was set at

This'columfi lists arrests and the charges against them
*not:convictioris,unless otherwise dropped is v welcome to inform
stated. Anyone listed here who is this newspaper. The information
later found innocent or has had will be confirmed and printed.



In Loving Memory Of

"Pops" Canevari

II ha ber,en one ear sn.:e the passing ol our
S beloed Ganr- Pop; Cane ari He a wonderful
o husband and trend to. the lo- e o1 ius luWe I;z .ife of
S uriorgenab \ear. jud,, Cane. ari. To h, children
,: and grandchdidren he ,a. not onrd, tiaher, but a con-
ant Lnipu'rnon nleder andct beleWr Wie i-, o sur-
i.e him u it can be called thal. rnil are IIled with
S uch immefEne-.3dnl5 and gneT l\e ;till teel his
t.." great pre-ence ee him shirang do.rn on ur ur, the
slari fling aboie us ith the tbuds and on speciall
Nc as.on see him in our dreams He ha. walked with
i-. gTandchiddren and been .een cheering hrom the
stands at their games Perhaps. he s gone Tom our
arms but he lives oin in us, giving to us from the other side, It is in his
memory, his love and belief in all that is good we his devoted family
survive. The loss of this wonderful man is deep and great and cannot//
be measured in words. For now, it can only be measured in our
thoughts, memories, prayers and the endless love we send his way.
(Cq We Love & Miss You Greatly Pop!

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John E. Entry, Jr.

Aug. 21, 1929



Oct. 29, 1997

There is a special Angel in Heaven
that is a part of me.
It is not where I wanted him
but where God wanted him to be.
He was here but just a moment
like a night time shooting star.
And though he is in Heaven
he isn't very far.

Mollie Entry
Bom Died
Mar. 26,1907 Oct. 30, 1997

He touched the heart of many
like only an Angel can do.
I would've held him every minute
if the end I only knew.
So I send this special message
to the Heaven up above.
Please take care of my Angel
and send him all my love.

Love You Forever,
%L Doris, Elizabeth, John III, Eu-Det, John IV, Joseph, Jeffrey, Justin


Achievi ns, plvcene.". ze..'r to.-i.

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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Speak Out

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at the Okeechobee issues forum at httpV/Avww.newszapforums
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would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
Out 24-hour opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or send-
ing e-mail to You can also mail submis-
sions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
BARKING DOGS: Isn't there an ordinance about nuisance animals, or
at least a noise ordinance against dogs that bark all night? The streets
between S.E. Eighth Avenue and S.E. Ninth Avenue must be full of dogs. I
can only imagine that the owners of these animals must be stone deaf
and sleep through it all night long. The rest of us need some sleep. It
wouldn't take the city police long to make a few passes in this area and
start to enforce the ordinance.
Editor's Note: The city does have a noise ordinance but we don't
know if they have an ordinance pertaining to nuisance animals. Contact
the police department at (863) 763-5521 and they can answer your

RESPONSE: In response to the article in the Speak Out column of Oct.
25 titled "Abuse," can you or anyone name one Protestant preacher who
was not relieved of his duties when caught molesting or being gay.
Whereas the Catholic church has harbored and created a hiding place for
pedophiles and gays for years, and they all have been transferred from
one parish to another in order to conceal the facts. I have a VCR tape
showing the present Pope saying from his own mouth that the anti-Christ
would probably come out of the Catholic church. So if you think that's a
good team to be on, go for it.

VOTE: Elections are our hard-earned freedoms as a democracy to
vote for the candidate suited best for the position open. Prior to selecting
a candidate one should do their homework as to the validity of their cre-
dentials past and present. Were they past and present active members
of organizations or just on the rolls to use for the purpose of personal gain
like running for office or interviewing for employment? If they held state,
county or city positions past and present, ask: if they served only one
term, why?; and if they presently serve in a state, county or city elected
position are they in good shape budget wise and did they make good
decisions based on what is best for our state, county and city? If they did,
then don't change. Make sure before you cast that vote that you do your
homework. Don't be misled. Incumbents have the advantage and past
officers know the ropes to return. So, be careful. If you don't do your
homework and you vote the wrong individual in then don't gripe,
because you have four years to put up with your mistake. Our county and
city is growing and we must have capable people who care for our com-
munity and not personal gains. Be a concerned voter and, most impor-
tantly, get out and vote. Our forefathers fought hard for our freedoms,
don't blow it by not voting on Nov. 7.

INSURANCE: Well, the insurance companies have finally done it. My
insurance premium is higher than my property taxes. -

FLU SHOT: I would like to know if the flu shot is available in Okee-
chobee and, if so, where can a person get a flu shot?
Editor's Note: There are currently two places that are giving the vac-
cinations the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), 208 S.E. Park St. To
get information from the health department, call (863) 462-5819. The
VNA is currently giving vaccinations Monday Friday from 9 a.m. until
noon and from 1 until 4 p.m. For information, call (863)357-2197. Also,
Publix will be offering flu shots from 3 until 7p.m. in their store at 3551
U.S. 441S. on Wednesday, Nov. 8. For information, contact them at (863)
763-3500. Finally, we were told by the health department that their drive
through clinic has been tentatively set for Thursday, Nov. 9. For informa-
tion as to vaccine availability and costs at any of these places, be sure to
call ahead.

UTIER. I am calling about litter along eachsside of our streets, espe-
pially out ip the county more so than in the city. In Basswooq if-you drive
do rin 36th Street they are blacktopping it and it looks really nice but there
is litter on both sides of the street such as paper and boxes -you name
it. Why doesn't code enforcement get somebody out here to find out
who is putting all this stuff out. It makes our neighborhood look bad. We
need to get on that hot and heavy and stay on it until we find out who is
doing it and then fine them. I don't live like that and I don't want to live in
a neighborhood like that. We are getting some really nice homes out here
and we don't need this kind of litter. It runs down the neighborhood and
makes it look like a ghetto. If I was to catch them doing it I would get their
license number and go straight to the courthouse and get a warrant for
them for littering.

Community Events

OCT to stage Irving Berlin musical
The music of one of America's most beloved songwriters will
come alive as the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) pres-
ents the Irving Berlin musical review "The Melody Lingers On,"
Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Tickets
are available during' regular business hours at the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, at 55 S. Parrott Ave. The performances
will be at 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus on S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street. For informa-
tion, 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 information,
call Donna at (863) 697-1789.

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Guest Commentary

Plant evacuation plan flawed, says candidate

By Stan Smilan
My name is Stan Smilan. I'm a
retired airline pilot and I'm the
Democratic candidate for the
State Senate, District 28.
The main reason I'm running
is to raise public awareness that
we have an obsolete and unwork-
able evacuation and emergency
plan for the St. Lucie nuclear
power plant.
I concede the plant has a good
safety record, and that's not in dis-
pute. However, while the evacua-
tion plan was adequate 30 years
ago, the plan is now fatally flawed
and unworkable.
Several factors are involved:
first, the increase in the area's
population; and second, the accu-
mulation of more than 30 years of
nuclear waste stored in cooling
ponds onsite. The union of con-
cerned scientists estimates that
compared to the Chernobyl acci-
dent in 1986, more than 20 times
the amount of radioactive materi-
al could be released by a terrorist
attack on the cooling ponds at a
plant like the one in St. Lucie.
It should be noted the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission only
requires evacuation of the 10-mile
radius surrounding the plant. The
NRC incorrectly assumes that
people living between the 10-mile
radius and the 50-mile radius will
remain sheltered -at home. How-
ever, there's ample evidence that
indicates 60 percent of the people
living between the, '10- 'and,50-
mile radius will attempt to evacu-
ate. That would clog traffic and
make the roads impassable. ,.
If elected, I'll sponsor legisla-
tion to require an updating of the
nuclear emergency and: evacua-
tion plan to include the entire 50-
mile radius surrounding Port St.
Lucie and require household dis-
tribution of potassium iodide,
especially in pediatric solution for
children in the 50-mile radius.
By allowing Florida Power and
Light to operate a nuclear power
plant with a fatally flawed evacua-
tion arid emergency plan, in their
overlapping districts, Senator
Pruitt and former Congressman
Mark Foley have put thousands of
children in harms way on the

Treasure Coast.
Unless children get potassium
iodide prior to or co-incident to
exposure, but not later than four
hours after exposure to radioac-
tive iodine, they could manifest an
early onset on thyroid cancer.
As to the status of district, peo-
ple are working harder and not
getting ahead.
It would be almost impossible
to evacuate children from schools
during an emergency at the
nuclear plant because the busses
are not parked at the schools and
the drivers are not with the
busses. Parents working outside
the 10-mile radius would not be
allowed back into the evacuation
zone to get their school children.
On education, Florida's school
children have been condemned
to early academic failure because
the state legislature doesn't pro-
vide adequate funding. Teachers
don't get paid enough and kids
are in over-crowed classrooms.
They're lucky if they even have a
classroom. Many of the kids are in
second-rate, trailer park, portable
classrooms you'd expect to see in
hillbilly Appalachia or third-world
The FCAT exam is a poor sub-
stitute for well-funded schools.
The FCAT exam is used to dumb
down the schools and lower aca-
demic standards overall to
achieve politically engineered
mediocre school scores. FCAT
should be used to identify bright
students and we should provide
them with, enhanced curriculums
and magnet schools 'where they
can excel and become brilliant
scholars. Because FCAT focuses
the teacher's time and efforts on
improving school scores, it 'neg-
lects bright students.
Additionally, school concur-
rency should be put back in the
state's growth policy act. Con-
struction of schools should be
paid for by land developers in
new developments.
On taxes, I support portability
with parity that's equalization
-- for businesses, first-time
home buyers and newly forming
families. To make up for the lost
revenues I propose putting large
land developers into the tax base.

Upcoming Events,


Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who'your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic 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 infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902,S. Parrott Ave.,.at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will 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 facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion
Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between theages of 21 and 39, who are interested in
working towards the betterment of our community. For information, call Mar-
garet Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
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.

Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI.
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Ktwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House. Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.

Land developers with large hold-
ings, more than 20 acres in the
path of development, should pay
deferred taxes, based on actual
land use values at the actual time
of development.
Senator Pruitt says the state is
"broke" and over $20 billion in
the hole for transportation alone,
yet Pruitt wants to use impact fees
to pay for Torrey Pines' building.
That money should be used for
road improvements and school
buildings to reduce class size.
Scripps is getting a free corpo-
rate welfare handout of over $600
million in taxpayer dollars and
Torrey Pines will get over $90 mil-
lion. Both projects are locating in
State Senate District 28 and both
divert money from community
services like roads and schools.
On the environment, the state
should prohibit diversion of water
from the Everglades for growing
subsidized sugar on state-owned
lands, back-pumping polluted
water into Lake Okeechobee and
subsequently into the St. Lucie
Land developers should not be
allocated 50 percent of the water
from the $10.5 billion taxpayer-
funded Everglades restoration
project. The taxpayer-funded
environmental project has been
turned into a pork barrel project
to build water resources to sup-
port development and drive up
land values for land peddlers.
Land developers should be
required to build Water retention
ponds based on the worse storm
in 1i Oyear cycles instead of a less
stringent three-year cycle.
Legislative intent of state envi-
ronmental laws should require
that the polluter, not the taxpayer,
pays for the clean up.
On crime, the sheriff and
police departments should
receive adequate funding and
equipment. The sale and/or pos-
session of steel jacketed, Teflon-
coated "cop killer" bullets should
be banned.
The state should provide rigor-
ous oversight and monitoring of
county and municipal building
departments to root out any cul-
ture of corruption that. is con-
ducive to criminal conduct. Lax

enforcement of building .codes
have resulted in premature sepa-
ration of roofs and structures.
Insurance companies have been
defrauded, gone bankrupt, left
the state and either imposed a
corruption premium or denied
policy renewals, plunging the
state into an insurance crisis.,
As to the elderly, home care is
more preferable than ,institution-
alization and warehousing in
nursing homes, and should
always be offered as an alterna-
tive choice for government spon-
sored elder care programs.
Easy transportation access and
availability must be improved and
expanded to maintain dignity of
life for elderly and incapacitatePd
members of our communities. .'"
Priority must be given for
restoring electrical service to eld-
erly citizens in the aftermath of
storms. Decentralized co-genera-
tion facilities for producing elec-
tricity and air conditioning should
be authorized as a retrofit and
installation at large senior., citizen
complexes. State government
should assist with low cost loans
and technical help, .
The state should assist obtain-
ing prescription drug costs reduc-
tions by authorizing collective
bargaining for drugs and distribu-
tion. I would support a state phar-
macy, if necessary, for:that pur-
Senator Pruitt appears to have
a reckless disregard for nuclear
power risks in the post 9/11 era
with terrorism on the rampage;
He remained silent" and has
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plant with an obsolete, fatally
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Community Events .

Halloween swap shop is slated .
New items will be collected for a Halloween svap 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 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: nti8:3u 0 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 Churche
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 ahd
candy for children in a safe environment.

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

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

ORE selling Christmas ornament :'
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. Their
ornament includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-"
tion. The cost of the ornaments is $15 and proceeds will fund the
ORE scholarship. To place an order call: Kay McCool af.(863) 763-
2829; Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple at (863) !
467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Oamijck at;
(863) 763-8865. ; .., r,'

Yard sale hosted by Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold ayard 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 servic- '
es at The Hamrick Home. For information, call Rhonda#t (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
(772) 461-7828.

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

PHONE (863) 763-3421


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 31, 2006

OHS students nominated for prep award O.C.R.A. Football Schedules

Okeechobee High School's
Omar Guerrero and Tierra Allen
have been honored with a nomi-
nation for the prestigious
Wendy's High School Heisman
The program, awarded in con-
junction with the collegiate Heis-
man Trophy, celebrates the
achievements of the nation's top
high school seniors both in and
out of the classroom.
OHS Principal Toni Wiersma
nominated these two promising
leaders for their academic apti-
tude, athletic talent and excep-
tional commitment to their
school and communities.
"At Okeechobee High School,
we prepare our students for suc-
cess by encouraging them to

Tierra Omar
Allen Guerrero
develop in all areas of their lives.
Wendy's High School Heisman is
the ultimate award we can
bestow on our students for their
achievements throughout high
school,' said Mrs. Wiersma.
Allen and Guerrero were nom-
inated for this award based on the
following accomplishments:

Guerrero lettered four years in
cross country, soccer and track.
He has a high grade point average
and 125 hours of community
service. Allen lettered four years
in volleyball, basketball and track.
She has a high grade point aver-
age and 102 hours of community
"These students are the future
community leaders," said Archie
Griffin, the only two-time winner
of the prestigious Heisman
Memorial Trophy and Wendy's
High School Heisman program
spokesperson. "It gives me great
pride to see young people strive
for excellence on and off the
Created in 1994, the Wendy's
High School Heisman program
has been celebrating youth excel-

lence for 13 years. The program
consists of five phases-nomina-
tion, state finalists, state winners,
national finalists and national
winners. Entries are initially evalu-
ated by ACT Assessment during
the state finalist and state winner
phases and then passed on to a
distinguished panel of judges.
Twelve national finalists are
invited to participate in the Heis-
man weekend festivities during
an all-expense paid trip to New
York City on Dec. 8-10. ESPN2 will
feature all 12 national finalists
during the Wendy's High School
Heismah Awards Ceremony that
airs on Dec. 10.
For information or to track a
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OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing,
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
T's as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record

with the school.. fundraiser will be Sunday, Nov.
For information 'contact 12, at the Stardust Lanes, 1465
coach Mark Ward at (863) 634- U.S. 441 S.E., 1 p.m.
1722. The format will be a three-
game match with scratch scor-
ing. Teams will consist of four
Brahman alumni members, preferably two males
keg tourney set and two females.
The entry fee is $60 per team
The second annual Okee- or $15 per member. All entry
chobee High School Brahman forms and fees must be turned in
alumni bowling tournament by Nov. 3, at practice. Checks

must be made out to the O.H.S.
bowling team.
. There will be trophies for
high game and high series, plus
special trophies for last place
team members.
Tournament shirts will be on
sale for $5.
For information, contact
Coach Howard at (863) 462-
5025, ext. 1704; or, (863) 763-

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B&M Tractor vs. Ridge Runner
Airboats; 10-11 a.m. G&K Trac-
tor vs. Lennon Grove Service.
Saturday, Nov.11: 9-10 a.m. -
Ridge Runner Airboats vs. G&K
Tractor; 10-11 a.m. American
General vs. B&M Tractor.
Saturday, Nov. 18: 9-10 a.m. -
Lennon Grove Service vs. Ridge
Runner Airboats; 10-11 a.m. -
B&M Tractor vs. G&K Tractor.
G&K Tractor.
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5:30-6:30
p.m. Ridge Runner Airboats vs.
American General; 6:30-7:30
p.m. Lennon Grove Service vs.
G&K Tractor.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 9-10 a.m. -
B&M Tractor vs. American Gen-
eral; 10-11 a.m. Ridge Runner
Airboats vs. Lennon Grove Ser-
Tuesday, Dec. 5: 5:30-6:30
p.m. G&K Tractor vs. Ridge
Runner Airboats; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- American General vs. Lennon
Grove Service.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 9-10 a.m. -
third place vs. fourth place; 10-
11 a:m. first place vs. second
place. Fifth place no game.
Tie Breaker: (1) overall,. (2)
head-to-head, (3) if still tied:
head-to-head point differential.

Mighty Mite
(A Child's World, Big Lake
Eye Care, 3-H Farms, Okee-
chobee Mortgage, Shenanigans
and Crewsville Dairy)
Saturday, Nov. 4:8:30-9:45 a.m.
- Big Lake Eye Care vs. Okee-
chobee Mortgage; 10-11:15 a.m. -
3-H Farms vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Tuesday, Nov. 7:5:45-7 p.m.- 3-
H Farms vs. Okeechobee Mort-
gage; 7:15-8:30 p.m. Shenani-
gans vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Nov. 11: 8:30-9:45
a.m. Okeechobee Mortgage vs.
Shenanigans; 10-11:15 a.m. A
Child's World vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Tuesday, Nov. 14: 5:45 -7 p.m. -
Big Lake Eye Care vs. 3-H Farms;
7:15-8:30 p.m. A Child's World
vs. Shenanigans.
Saturday, Nov. 18: 8:30-9:45
a.m. Okeechobee Mortgage vs.
Crewsville Dairy; 10-11:15 a.m. -A
Child's World vs. 3-H Farms.
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5:45-7 p.m. -
Big Lake Eye Care vs. Crewsville
Saturday, Dec. 2:8:30-9:45 a.m.
- A Child's World vs. Big Lake Eye
Care; 10-11:15 a.m. Okeechobee
Mortgage vs. Shenanigans.
. Tuesday, Dec. 5:5:45-7 p.m. -3-
H Farms vs. Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 8:30-9:45 a.m.
- third place vs. fourth place
teams; 10-11:15 a.m. first place
vs. second place teams. Fifth and
sixth place no game.
Tie Breaker: (1) overall, (2)
head-to-head, (3) if still tied, head-
to-head point differential.

OG&CC Results

PI.G.S. League
-Oct. 24: 1. Sunni Adams, 2.
John Nickelson,Last place Russ
Adams, Closest to the pin (2)
Penny King, (8) George Goudy,
(11) Vinnie Malone and (17) Vin-
nie Malone.
Oct. 25: 1. Russ Adams, 2. Joe
Albrechta, Last. place John
Nickelson, the pin -
(2) Ron Hetling, (8) George Guy-
dosh, (11) George Guydosh and
-(17) Ron Hetling.
Oct. 27: 1; Kenny Curran, 2.

Max Sherry, Last place Sunni
Adams, Closest to the pin (2)
George Guydosh, (8) Kenny Cur-
ran, (11) Vinnie Malone and (17)
Vinnie Malone.

Oct. 24: Low Putts: 1. Sunni
Adams, 2. (tie) Ida Curtis and
Penny King. Chip in on #4-Sunni
Oct. 26: Mystery Nine: 1. Fran
Dierig, 2. Sunni Adams, 3. Joyce



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6 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sweetpotatoes are packed with nutrition

I love sweetpotatoes. They
are one of nature's wonder foods
- packed with nutrients, vita-
mins and minerals. And they are
According to the United States
Department of Agriculture, one
medium sweetpotato contains:
Calories: 117;
Carbohydrate: 28 g
Protein: 2 g
Fat: 0.1 g
Dietary Fiber:3 g
Calcium: 32 mg;
Iron: .05 mg;
Magnesium: 23mg;
Manganese: 0.6mg;
Phosphorus: 63mg;
Potassium: 397mg;
Sodium: 11mg;
Selenium: 0.8mcg;
Zinc: 0.3 mg;
Copper: 0.2 mg;
Vitamin C: 28 mg;
Thiamin: 0.1 mg;
Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
Folate: 26 mcg;
Niacin: 0.7 mg;
Pantothenic acid: 0.7 mg;
Vitamin A: 24877 IU;
Vitamin E: 0.3 mg;
Tryptophan: 0.02 gi
Threonine: 0.1 g;
Isoleucine: 0.1 g;
Leucine: 0.14 g;
Lysine: 0.1 g;
Methionine: 0.05 g;
Cystine: 0.02 g;
Phenylalanine: 0.12 g;
Tyrosine: 0.08 g; and,
Valine: 0.13 g.:
Sweetpotatoes are a very ver-
satile vegetable. They can be
eaten baked, steamed, boiled or
fried. They can also be used in
pies, salads and breads.
The following recipes came
from the North Carolina Sweet-

Healthier -

with Katrina Elsken

Potato Growers Association.

Buttermilk Pie
1/2 cup graham cracker
1 1/2 cups cooked mashed
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 salt
1 cup buttermilk
Preparation: Adjust rack to
center of the oven. Preheat oven
to 375 degrees F. Sprinkle gra-
ham cracker crumbs over bot-
tom of lightly sprayed 9-inch pie
pan. Combine mashed sweet-
potatoes, eggs, brown sugar,
spices and buttermilk in large
bowl. Beat together all ingredi-
ents with an electric mixer until
combined. Pour mixture into
prepared pie pan. Bake 50-55
minutes or until pie is done. Pie
tests done when toothpick is
inserted into center of pie and
comes out clean. Cool pie before
serving. Add a dollop of nonfat

dairy whip, if desired.

Carolina SweetPotato
and Apple Salad
4 medium sweetpotatoes,
cooked and cubed
1 apple, cored and diced
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup coarsely chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. mace
1/2 tsp. salt
Salad Greens
Cook sweetpotatoes in lightly
salted boiling water to cover,
about 20 minutes or until just
tender. Cool, remove peel. Cut
sweetpotatoes into 1/2-inch
cubes. Combine sweetpotatoes,
apples, celery and walnuts in
large bowl. Combine remaining
ingredients in small bowl; pour
over sweetpotatoes mixture, toss
lightly. Chill at least 1 hour. When
ready to serve, line serving plate
with greens. Spoon sweetpotato
mixture onto greens

SweetPotato Pecan
Bread Pudding
3 medium SweetPotatoes,
4 eggs plus 6 egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
2 cups whipping cream
I tsp. cinnamon

I tsp. ginger
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/4 cup butter, melted
8 cups crusty French or Euro-
pean bread, cut into 2-inch
2 cups Maple Whipped
Cream optional: recipe follows)
Preparation: Preheat oven to
350 degrees F. Pierce potatoes
with a small knife or fork. Place
on a baking sheet and roast in
the oven until potatoes are soft
when pierced, about 45 minutes.
(Or, to microwave, pierce pota-
toes and place in a microwave-
safe dish; microwave on high
about 6 minutes per pound.) Do
not overcook. Lef cool. When
cool enough to handle, peel
potatoes then cut them into 1- to
1 1/2-inch pieces. There should
be about 4 cups. Reserve 2 cups;
mash remaining potato pieces
with a large spoon or potato
In a large bowl, combine
mashed sweetpotatoes, milk,
cream, sugars, raisins, pecan
pieces, butter, eggs, egg yolks,
salt, cinnamon and ginger; mix
well. Add reserved potato pieces
and bread cubes; mix gently just
until moistened.
Pour into a buttered 11 x 7 x 2-
inch baking pan. Cover with foil.
Set a larger pan on middle rack of
oven and place filled baking pan
in it. Add enough hot water to
larger pan to come halfway up
the sides of the smaller pan.
Bake in 350 degree F. oven
until knife inserted in the center
of pudding comes out clean,
about 45 minutes. Remove foil
and let top brown slightly, about
5 more minutes. Remove from

water and cool to room tempera-
ture, or keep warm until ready to

- NOT Yams
Over the years, there has been
much confusion in this country
about sweetpotatoes and yams.
Sweetpotatoes and yams are two
completely different plants. They
are not even in the same plant
family. -
Sweetpotatoes are storage
roots. Yams are tubers. Com-
pared to sweetpotatoes, yams are
low in vitamins.
Sweetpotatoes usually orange
or red flesh with a smooth skin.
Yams may have pale yellow or
white flesh and have a very rough
skin. Sweetpotatoes are sweet and
moist. Yams are dry and starchy.
Sweetpotatoes are grown in
this country. Yams are imported
from the Caribbean.
The confusion apparently was
due to an advertising campaign
that labeled sweetpotatoes as
"American Yams." Apparently
they thought yam was a short,
catchy name while sweetpotato
was too long and too easily con-
fused with potato.
The orange vegetable served
with marshmallow topping at
Thanksgiving is a sweetpotato.
Most Americans have never even
tasted a yam.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, con-
sult your doctor. This is especial-
ly important if you are on pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered



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OHS Senior Channing Williams was escorted by Cory
Schoppmeyer to the Okeechobee High School homecoming
celebration Friday evening. Ms. Williams was crowned home-
coming queen at the half-time ceremony.

Eric Lodge (left) stepped off the football field to escort
Danielle Mears (right) during the homecoming celebration at
Okeechobee High School's Brahman Stadium Friday
evening. Mr. Lodge was named king, and Ms. Mears was a
candidate for queen.

Capria Wright (left) and her escort Walnard Fortner (right)
represented the freshman class at the Okeechobee High
School homecoming celebration Friday evening at Brahman

Senior homecoming candidate Erin Willie (right) was escort-
ed by fellow senior Noah Underwood Friday evening at the
annual Okeechobee High School homecoming celebration.

Joleyne SKeen (leT) ana escort Dryan Suarez (rignt) were
members of the Okeechobee High School homecoming court
Friday night at Brahman Stadium. They represented the jun-
ior class during the week-long homecoming festivities.

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Jamie Butler (right) and her escort Will Davis (left) were jun-
ior class members of the Okeechobee High School home-
coming court Friday evening at Brahman Stadium.

Brice Buckner (left) escorted Janna Mullis (right) as Tresh-
men members of the Okeechobee High School homecoming
court Friday evening at Brahman Stadium.

Jessica Ziglar (right) and her escort Logan Coker (left) rep-
resented the junior class at Friday evening's homecoming
celebration at Brahman Stadium. Both are members of the
Brahman rodeo team.
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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Oct.
27, through Thursday, Nov. 2, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Flicka" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Employee of the
Month" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Also showing:
Theatre III "Grudge 2" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 4:15 and
9 p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15
and 9 p.m.
: Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)


Child Find
helps kids.
I Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
.FDLRS) Center now offers a
service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identify
Children utp to 21 years of age
vho may need special education
services. The primary focus is on
8- and 4-vear-old children not vet
in a school setting. Child Find
provides free screenings on
speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie
Wagner at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
heeded at Hospice
. 0"i'ds l o .O.keechob'ee,--ine-. ,
ha i itler opportunities
paailable in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adrninis-
trative teams' to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
bf Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
A863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth
st., offers a service to youth and
children by giving free classes in
inartial arts. The classes are cur-
.rently taught four days a week
-pn Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri-
0lay, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on
Saturday from 11 a.m. until
|2:30 p.m.

CDoast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
SDid you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
Safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
Heck decal will be placed on
oats that meet all the require-
ents. Call (863) 467-3085 to
range a boat check.

i31ub will
eare for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
-ets. For information, call (863)

Iqupment available

or the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as
walkers, portable toilets, crutch-
as, canes, etc. Anyone requiring
he use of such equipment is
welcome to stop by the post and
-ick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)

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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

DOG, Found, Chihuahua / Ter-.
rier Mix, Female, Vicinity of
Basinger 700A. Call to ID.
PIT BULL, Male, found in
Okeechobee Little Farms
area. Call to identify
Several Animals for adoption.
Cats, D6gs & Ferrets OR
need Foster Caretakers.
Please Call. (863)763-4333

old, vicinity of Little Farms
(863)763-3613 or
CAT, REWARD Brown/Black
stripe, shorthair white tip
paw stomach, chest. 2 yr old
male. Fixed (863)697-3207
WALLET, lost @ Wal-Mart on
Sun. 10/22 If found please
call Carolyn Thomas
(863)447-1841 REWARD

BIRD DOGS, 1 male & 1
female, started on quail.
Need good homes.
KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
ask for Bob
mix. Crack eyes, No Hunting,
fenced yd. (863)467-0380
MIXED PUPPIES, (4), small to
medium, to good home on-
ly, very cute. (863)357-2119
cial, 5 gal & 1 gal buckets of
paint. FREE (863)675-0247
Must take all
RABBITS pure bred, w/cages
& accessories. Free to good
homes. Refs. 863-228-7230
Spayed female, needs loving
owner, quiet, housebroken.
(863)675-4098 evenings
SKUNK, Descented, to good
home, if interested, please
call (863)843-0336
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HOMELESS, Educated, Single
White Male, 58yrs. old. Smok-
er, Non Drinker looking for re-
lationship. (863)585-6601
MAN, Single, White, Christian
Late 50's. Looking for petite
White, Single, Christian
Woma-6 who likes country
living. Can we grow togeth-
er? (863)357-0299

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lart-=n 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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

($30,000 to start)
For Busy
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Expo'd Waitress &
Call (863)763-2826
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
(863)763-1510 or drop it at
03 S. Parrott Ave. #G.
Clean CDL required
Call Ray Parker
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sold, advertise in the

U10 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 find out more.....

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

Mechanic's &
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record.
Weekly Travel time,
overtime, per diem.
DFWR Benefits,
401K, Pd Hol. & Vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general: con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid drivers license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or
Energetic,Self motivated per-
son who loves children to
work for busy Childcare Cen-
ter. 863-467-5588
Valid DL Drug Tested
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Start a new career in the much needed field of.
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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

Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call

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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

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Immokalee Reservation
Work with Family Service & Education
Depts. to provide counseling services
to students at home and school.
Develop and follow a Truancy plan.
Bachelor's degree in Education or
Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work. MS Word,
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work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

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College preferred. Minimum 3 years
exp. Excellent computer skills
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Excellent communication skills.
Valid FL Driver's license. Salary
negotiable with benefits.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

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RN Branch Director/ Clinical Manager
Treasure Coast Hospices Big Lake Branch
is seeking an experienced administrative and
clinical RN to direct our fabulous team in our
Okeechobee office. Please contact
Lena Campbell, HR at 800-299-4677
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Part Time position (may grow to full-time).
Candidate responsible for assisting
individuals w/disabilities secure & maintain
employment in Okeechobee County.
BA degree & good communication skills required.
Competitive Salary, Supplemental benefits available.
Apply to:
Helping People Succeed, Inc. -HPS-
(formedrly Tri- County TEC),
1111 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 124
or Fax resume (772)221-4938

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

$20/hr. participating in mock
btrials and focus groups on
weekends in Okeechobee.
Must be resident of
Okeechobee Cty. and over 18
Call 1-800-948-4440 to reg.


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supptles 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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

enamel countertop, $350 or
best offer. (863)634-5914
STEREO SYSTEM, 1970 floor
model Zenith, 8 track, record
player, radio, exc. cond.
$400 neg. (863)467-5117

COFFEE POT: Sunbeam,
Black, New. $15
new, barely used, $100 or
best offer (863)673-5655
Freeze, No Frost, Upright,
$200. (863)467-5709
GAS STOVE, Tappan 4 burner
white. $150.863-675-1553

Shelvador. $150
capacity, brand new, $500
WASHER, Roper, Large Ca-
pacity 2.5, Like new. New
$229, Asking $175.

But in Very good condition.
$90. (863)674-1662
BIKE 2 wheeler, 20", Mon-
goose Model, very sharp,
must see' $40. Call
(863) 763-0625.
condition. $60/both, will sell
separate. 863-763-3120
Okeechobee area
i-ig $100 (8631763-3448 or

Replacement Casement
Sashes : Andersen: 1 2,7 1'4
W 58 1i2"H & 41 27 1,'4"W.
39 .'-H $250 863.467-8504
Asking $300 or best otter

UM- ashkino $20, ectrlleot
C nciiiori(863i46-0826
Fisrier PriLe, witn remove
$25 (8631467-0826
SWING SET- metal
$O 50863)6F,34-36411

Size 12 Mostly namei brand
$40 WI1 s eparaie.
CLOTHING- Womens. name
brands, size 3*,. pars &
lops, new w,,ljgi 1$80 will
s, sep 19541237.-846

50,000. $2500 lot all, will iep
irms, Rare leniT. items Irom
Graceljnd, iTimemo abiliJ $550
neg fB631i167-0627
working very cOllectaie
$500 lr all 18631328-0002
MOLDS- Byron molaws, See-
lev eit. $2000 Atl or sell sep
& 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-
dition $50 or best offer
Office, games, Fast, $175
LOGITECH Quick Cam, for
Notebooks Deluxe, new
cond., $25. (863)675-2596
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I or II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
SEMPRON 3000+ new/reser-
viced, 512 mem, 40gb.hd,
burner, loaded w/prgms.,
w/guar. $339.863-763-4376

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

ARMOIRE, Tall, Blonde Wood,
Great for TV or Quilts & Stor-
age. $85. (863)763-7584
nice, call to view. $125 or
best offer. (863)675-8937

BEDS, TWIN: (2) Complete.
Captain style w/6 drawers be-
low. Asking $400 for both; will
sep. (863)467-1789
white, king size, dressers,
night stand & armbire $350
BUFFET & HUTCH- dark pine,
$300 (863)763-0215
CHAIRS (6) Nice, Solid Wood
w/Brown Leather Seats. $60
for all. (863)763-7584
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$175 for set, will not separate.
(863)675-4098 evenings
bles Wrought Iron w/Glass
Tops. Like new. $250. for set.
new, $200 (863)357-6997
COUCH, Like new. Beige
urue.-'.i 25i863_hiJU.642
COUCH, PLAID, Sleeper, 2
end tables & coffee table
(Pine wood finish) $150. Will
separate. (863)673-0081
mattresses, $300
DR SUITE- table, 5 chairs, chi-
na cabinet, server, cherry
wood,i$525 (863)328-0002
DR TABLE- Broyhill, w/2
Capts. chairs, 2 reg chairs, 1
bench, 2 leafs, dark pine,
$500 (863)763-0215
ENTER CENTER- fits 32" TV,
wood, $50 (863)634-3641
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9'long, holds 27" tv. $300 or
best offer. (863)697-1706
6", with cover. Like new.
$50. (863)763-6369
Queen, 9", NASA, as seen on
TV, in factory package. $475
cash. (239)223-8103
w/frame, dressers included,
all light pine $250 for all
With attached mirror. Hard
rock maple wood. Good.
cond. $150. (863)763-2458
matching set, good condi-
tion. $100 for both.
(863)675-1617 after 6pm

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

AMMO- 30-30 Win, 200
rounds, boxed, $70 will di-
vide (863)301-0250
REMMINGTON 700 22/250
cal., scope, sling & case.
Exc. cond. $600.
RIFLE W/ SCOPE- 22ga, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0634

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

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

needs batteries. Good cond.
$500. 863-357-1632
SCOOTERS (2), Rascal, bat-
tery operated, like new,
1 needs work. $400 for both.
condition. $200/set.

Readings by Angel
1 Free Consultations by phone
Instant Love Solutions
Call Today for Help tomorrow
BALE OF HAY, 2, $200. or will
separate. (863)763-1370
$50 for all. (863)983-8216
after 10am
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
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
Graphing calculator & guide
book. Like new. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area

Marcus Miller w/hard case.
Like new. $725.
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
exc.cond. $750.
863-234-1067 Labelle area

AQUARIUM- 75 gal,
Stand,hood Salt filtration.
Reef white. $450.
CHIHUAHUA- 5 mos, male,
cream/tan, asking $130
ed, 2 yrs, old. Very friendly,
Good wlr, Gnhlirer House
dog. $1000. (863)634-5473
2 ft., good appetite, 10 gal.
tank w/access. $150 or best
offer. 863-673-6508
CURR PUPPIES, 6 males & 4
females, 8 weeks old,'$50
each. (561)644-1957 or
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
males, AKC registered, 2.5
yrs old. $1600.
FISH TANK, 30 gallon, with
stand, hood &hall all accesso-
ries, $30. (863)467-8187
MALE PUG- has papers, need
to sell immediately $500 or.
best offer (863)634-0790
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $500
*each (863)946-3857
PET CAGES- 1 large, 1 medi-
um for traveling, $65 for
'both or- will sell sep
very beautiful & loving.
Needs lots of TLC. w/cage+
Must sell $1500.228-7230

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

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

FISHING ROD- Steve Daniels
signature series, excellent
condition, 7', med light, $8
+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $75 (863)610-1276
POOL TABLE, 8', wood, with
ball return, $100.

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

Like new, works perfect. $500.
PANASONIC High Definition
TV, 54", Cinema Vision,
$1100 or best offer.
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$450 Firm. (863)447-1841

da/Ingersoll Rand, dual tank,
no hrs. Sacrifice at $550.
863-674-0416 Labelle
Porter Cable 1.6 HP, 4 gal
pancake type, new $169
asking $135 (863)357-3369
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
GENERATORS (2) 4000 Te-
cumseh & 3500 Nokita. Both
work great. $500/both, will
sep. 863-447-6054 Iv. msg.

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

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

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


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

12 years old. For intermedi-
ate rider. $1000
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white socks &
blaze, beautiful. Reduced to
$1200. (863)509-3446
New, With silver, $25.
yrs., needs exp. rider, $3500
or best offer. Need to sell!
Great bloodlines863-634-7065
Gelding, 6 years. $800. or
bestoffer. (863)763-2379
MARE- 2002, exc perfor-
mance bloodlines, $2500
SADDLE- 14" Bob Marshall,.
Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
tern, With silver. Asking
$1600. (863)697-2022
SADDLE- 14" Western, Sab-
tron, Fiberglass tree. Good
condition. $275.
SADDLE, Ausie/Western,
New, with bridle, breast col-
.lar, 17", $250.
TRAILER- 2 horse bumper pull
escape door tandem axle,
good tires, dividers, rubber
mats $950 (305)807-2500

but in good condition, $75 or
best offer. 39i634-4040
LaBelle, leave message
Honda XL 32000 psi, 11 HR
$350 (863)675-0247
ter Cut, 12hp, 32" cut, $150.
(863)763-4149 or
w/good engines for parts.
$200 or best offer.
5hp, Briggs, rear tine, 17",
very good condition. $300
(239)634-4040 LaBelle

halters $5. misc bridles $10


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

No pets. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
N.of OKEE-2 Br,1 Ba
12mi. N of Okeechobee.
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldpsurfinthenet net
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
Studio apt, must see to appre-
ciate. All inclusive minus
phonesvc. (863)801-4949

BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft, rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
BRAND NEW 3/2 Home,
w/detached garage, open floor
plan, $1000/mo, first & last
Call Brandi at 863-261-2762
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry

front 3 Bdrm., 1 / Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1300. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
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 @
small) 2.5ba. Furnished.
$1000. Monthly + Util. 1st
mo. & Sec. (863)357-0707
OKEECHOBEE EST.- 5br, 2ba,
on 2 large lots, w/FIa room,
Ig shed, $1350/mo, ist,lst &
sec + refs (863)467-1662
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
fool. $1500. mo. + 1st &
ast (561)262-9191'
S.W. Section 3 BR/2 BA 1 Car
garage. Large back yard w/
mature Oak Trees. $1100. mo.
+ 1st & last. 863-634-5586

OKEECHOBEE, (2) 6 acre par-
cels. Hwy 441 & 98, monthly
rent $600/parcel. Barn, Ponds,

NICE 2,000 S.F. Exec. Office
Avail Nov.1., 107 S.W. 17th
St. Suite B., Yr. Lease+,
call for info

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-8114
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
apple. $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-
fer refused.863-447-1090msg
Owner Financing Available
906 NW 3rd Street, 3 BR, 1
BA, CBS, Large fenced yard:
$149,900. (772)794-2800
S.W. Section: 3 BR, 2 BA, 1
Car garage. Large back yard
with mature Oak Trees.
$169,500. (863)634-5586

wf* 'DtzP

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

Lake access 3br, 1ba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000

in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.

Mobile Homes

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

BHR 2/2 & 3/2 Doublewide
Start at $650/mo. $1500 Sec.
Yeadrly Lease, No Pets.
Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
appl's, recently remodeled,
$990. mo. + sec' dep.,
credit check. (786)863-3212

OKEECHOBEE- Dbl wide, 3br,
1 ba, CA/Heat, clean, in town,
$750/mo. First, last sec
dep, No Pets (863)763-6232
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.

DOUBLE WIDE: 3 Bdrm., 2
:Ba., Adult park. Low lot rent.
Very nice. Mostly furnished.
$30,000. (863)357-2456
KOA 1BR/1BA 12'X42'
w/FL & until. rooms, part. furn,
all apple's, a/c. $42,900.
M/H- 3BR/1.5BA
Incl. 100x125' lot. Need some
TLC. Furnished, many extras.
$67,500 Negot.863-447-6054
w/10x30 Fla. room, c/a &
heat, 12x24 carport, new
kit., in adult park, low lot
rent, $16,500 neg, Must
See! (863)532-9224 Mike
+ 50x125 Foot Lot.
Excellent condition. $49,900.
Call Charles (863)634-0584
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
'94 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
Trailer. $199,000 Sally Stone,
Owner/Agent, New Wave
Realty (772)285-5856


Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT: "Big 0" 13x7, trailer
& rigging. $2500.
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $2000.
BOAT, Aluminum, 162', w/60
hp. Johnson & tdr. Runs good'
live wells. New pumps, battery
& le, $1800 863:467-9390
CANOE-.14'.Aluminum, square
back,,$275 (863)675-0300
CRISCRAFT '84- 15ft, with
trailer, Chrysler motor, needs
work $300 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
or (863)467-5906
JON BOAT- 16', full equipped
with trailer, Must See !d,
$2000 (863)673-0242
motor, just rebuilt, trailer,
ready to fish $3200
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $2495 firm.
PRINCECRAFT 1996,18 Ft.,
Aluminum, Deep V w/115 hp.
Evinrude, Trailer, Custom
Cover, 44V Trolling Motor,
Double Live Well & Bait Well.
Fishing Machine! $5,995.
SEA KAYAK- Touring Style.
Top Brand Name. Good con-
dition. $500 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $900.

COACH 1987, 34 Ft w/Florida
Rm. New elec. hot water tank
& vinyl windows. Must see!
Whisper Creek. Must be move,
$5,000. 863-675-0279 or
RV ROOF AC- New, 13,500
BTU, still in box w/ceiling
controls $525

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

tow rope. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area.

'2000, Surge brake; Single
axle, $950. (863)763-2407

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

Classic Triumph Chopper '69
Project, 650cc, 90% done,
good title. LaBelle area. $2500
HONDA 2000 XR70 small dirt
bike, like new. $1100.
HONDA XR50 '03- completely
modified from stock, $2499


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Single rail, new tires, lights &
fenders.$1450 (863)674-0898
LaBelle area
SUZUKI TL1000S '97- very
fast, needs some work, ask-
ing $1500 or best offer
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
good condition, great on
gas!! $2500 (863)357-3773

ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Stainless steel dump bed,
$175 (863)357-5754
DANCHEE '05 200cc 4
wheeler, elec.start, shaft
driven, 4 spd., reverse, man.
citch. $1100.772-528-1255
HONDA CR85R '06, Big Wheel
Expert, runs & looks great,
comes with riding gear,
$2500 neg. (863)599-0788
MOPED, 2005 American
Whizzer: Only used 2 miles.
$500 off. New $1900. Asking
$1400 (561)825-1818 pager

Hi-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $2500.

Automobiles I

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts. Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility TraBers 4065
Vans 4070

CHEVY IROC,"'89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
FORD CONTOUR 1999, 4 cyl.,
cold A/C, CD Player. Runs
great. $1800 or possible trade
for Van/SUV. (863)261-4908
FORD ESCORT- '94, 4 door
Wagon. Runs good! $1000.
or best offer. (863)634-1220
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
great, 5spd, a/c, 4 dr, needs
very little work, no rust.
$600. 863-228-7230
see to appreciate, $1800 or
best offer, (561)358-2628 or
car. New tires. Needs motor.
Have a another motor to put in.
$500. (863)228-6141
Needs minor repair. $700.
4x4, needs motor work.
$750. (863)635-0079.
OLDS 98 '89- 4dr, white, blue
interior, $2100 or best offer
(561)358-2628 or
'84 runs good.' $1400.
TOR 302 1986, must take
entire car $450 or best offer
Good condition. $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-3979 .
Clean, new tires, A/C works.
Solid motor & transmission.
-$1600. (863)763-7475
auto, a/c, all pwr, CD, new
tires, good mpg, minor body.
damage. $3K 863-673-6173
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.
run, fix up one use other for
parts $2300 (863)673-0242
Chevy 350, 33" tires, auto.,
hardtop. $7500 firm. LaBelle

wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
after 6pm

Reconditioned. $1695.
GOLF CART Older pargo, 4
whl, w/batt. charger, runs &
looks great. $800 firm.
Find It faster. Seal It soon-
er In the classifieds

CHEVY 1500- '94, Will sell for
parts. $2500.
misc. parts. $100 or best of-
fer. 863-467-8856
truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $200.
or best offer. (863)697-9117

Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
NITY COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
(CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project
The project will consist of:
Wor with theprect arhect in thedesign pohse, i ling vlue enin er-
Ingme everlopmn oc a guarantee M rnce 'MP), anc onslacnon
servicesfor a MedicaLab Facility of approximately 16,006 square feet.
Business entities interested in providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received bv the deadline
of 2'00 o m local time Tuesdav November 7 2006 in the IRCC Facilities Plan-
3209 Virainia Avenue Buildina "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S', Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
referred to e-mail your request to; or by calling the Facilities
ce at 772-462-7360.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Ouaiifications.
16610 N 10/17,24,31/06


Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Floirda's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa"
NITY COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
(CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project:
The project will consist of:
work [ the project aritefjn ae, ldin vlue eoiner-
g velopme o a uaraeeMaxum ce (MP), auo cons!ucion
Business entities interested in providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College ([RCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received by the deadline
of 2-00 o m local time Tuesday November 7 2006 in the IRCC Facilities Plan-
nina Office at 3209 Viroinia Avenue Buildino "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S', Room 233, Fort Pierce,' Florida 34981-5596;
or prrferred to e-mail your request to aivevi( or by calling the Facilties
Office at 772-462-7360.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to re-
jector any or all Statements of Qualifications.
168618 ON 10/17,24,31/06

FORD BRONCO II '88- good
body, needs head, manifold
gaskets, rebuilt trans, $300
or best offer (863)467-4994
Truck, '77. Bed size 10'x7
x2'sides, Motor stuck since
hurricane. $600.763-1370
HITCH, Reese Load Leveler,
for travel trailer & car haul-
ers. $150 or best offer.
RACING SEATS- Black & Gray,
Tenzo Sport. Good condition.
$300. or best offer.
SUB WOOFERS- 10", Mounted
in a box for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.
TIRES & RIMS Set of 4,
Asanti Zebra 18" rims w/3
extra tires. $1100 or best of-
fer. 863-697-9014
ter.Slant side & Rubber bed
mat, fits '99 to '06 Chevy 6.5
bed. $150. (863)467-9927.
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
,i .., fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $700 or
best offer. (863)697-9117

CAMPER TOP- For on Ford,
Good c lnaiiih)o. $250. or
best offer. (863)697-6618
cond., all power, air, 140K,
$5500 (863)517-1974
TRUCK, '64, some rust, 61k
mi., $2500. (863)467-0380
DODGE DAKOTA '95- manual
trans, 4 cyl, $1300 or best
offer (863)983-8560 Iv mes-
FORD F150 '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. 8363-634-1867
FORD F150 XLT Super Cab '04
2 WD, low miles, auto, all
pwr, cold a/c, bedliner, runs
great. $16K. 239-253-7054
FORD F250 '88 runs good,
no bed, set up for a goose
neck. $1K or best offer.
FORD F250 '99 XLT, crew
cab, 4x4, pwr.stroke diesel,
auto, shortbed, 1-owner,
FORD 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.
cyl, standard, Cold A/C,
$1400. Neg. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337
BED '74- no motor, no trans,
very'little rust, must see
$450 (863)697-1600

CHEVY BLAZER, '93, 4.3 v6, 2
-dr., looks & runs great,
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Homecoming Court 10th
Krischell Harris (right) and her escort Carson Williams
(left) represented the sophomore class during homecom-
ing festivities at Okeechobee High School last week. They
were members of the O.H.S. homecoming court.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Homecoming Court 10th
Nathan Halliday (left) and Billie Jo Freeman (right) were
members of the 2006 Okeechobee High School home-
coming court Friday night at Brahman Stadium.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Homecoming Court 10th
Maria Rodriguez (right) and her escort Brett Barcia (left)
were sophomore members of the Okeechobee High School
homecoming court Friday evening at Brahman Stadium.

(- .

Drum Majors
Blazing Brahman band drum majors Katie Ammons (left)
and Charnel Fryson (right) led the band through town dur-
ing the annual homecoming parade in Okeechobee. They
then stepped onto the field at Brahman Stadium to enter-
tain during the homecoming celebration.

Community Events





Shrine Club plans dinner, dance
- The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 W, will hold a dinner and
dance on Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning with spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m.
Music by Phil Eddings will follow at 7 p.m. The public is invited. Tickets
are available' for a suggested donation. For information and tickets call
Keith at (863) 763-8072 or (863) 634-2682; Kip at (863) 357-0427) or
(863) 610-6659; or, the Shrine Club at (863) 763-3378.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course\'xill be held Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sat-
urday, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W. 28 St., and Wolff
Road from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10. Participants do not
have be a member of AARP or have AARP auto insurance. 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 registration.

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

Church hosting gospel concert
The Mark Trammell Trio will be in concert Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2:30
p.m. at His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th
St. For information, call (863) 763-3519 or (863) 763-7.113.

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

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

Healthy Start directors to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W
28th St. in the New Endeavors School building. This meeting is open to
the 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-

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

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

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

Men's group plans chicken dinner
The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St., will sponsor a smoked chicken dinner on Friday, Nov.
10. The meal includes one-fourth chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, roll
and dessert for a donation of $6. Take out only is available from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Dine in or take out from 4 until 7 p.m. Delivery is available
for 10 or more dinners. Tickets are available at the church office. Or,
orders may be faxed to (863) 763-2481 by 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Include contact name, phone number and address for dinners to be

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)

Masons hosting turkey dinner
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, 107 N.W Fifth Ave., will host
their annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 until 7 p.m.
The dinner is open to the public. Eat-in or take-out is available. Take-
out plates will not be available for children's plates. Proceeds from
the dinner will benefit distressed Worth Brothers. For information
and the suggested donation for each dinner call BuckyYoder at (863)
467-7342; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; or, Jose Verano at (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. Donat-
ed items to sell will be appreciated. Also on Saturday, Nov. 11, chick-
en wings and blooming onions will be sold at 2 p.m. for a donation.

Church to host yard sale
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold a
redemption yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. until ? All pro-
ceeds will go to the Voice of the Martyrs Ministry. For information,
call Judy at (863) 357-1581.

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

Dinner offered to military personnel
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., is offering a free
dinner buffet (dine-in only) to all U.S. veterans and active duty mili-
tary on Monday, Nov. 13, from 5 until 9 p.m. Disabled American Vet-
erans will be the beneficiary of any donations. Representatives will
be on site. In thanks for your service, we'd like to offer ours. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-0444.

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

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 informa-
tion, 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 Com-
merce, 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 infor-
mation, call the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.

Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held
Thursday, 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. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library dis-
cards are half price. Proceeds will be used to augment the DVD col-
lection. The Library is located at 206 S.W 16th St. For information, call
(863) 763-3536.


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