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EES students
thank parents
Mr. Wright's class is
preparing for Thanksgiving.
We want to thank our par-
ents for our lives, our friends
for their friendship, and our
teachers for the knowledge
that they help us to attain.
Mrs. Campbell's class is
enjoying the book "How to
Eat Fried Worms." We are
going well answering the
questions. Good listeners!
several students have turned
in entries for the poster con-
Mrs. Kirby's class is look-
ing forward to the month of
November. They will be
learning all about the Pil-
grims and the first Thanksgiv-
ings. Through their writings
and art they will be sharing
what they are thankful for.
Ms Hunt's class is busy...
learning all about holidays
and what they symbolize.
Now we know why Hal-
loween is October 31, what
black cats mean, and what
haunted means. We really
love reading scary stories,
Mrs. .Brady's class had a
great Halloween. We enjoyed
our Read-In where we got to
bring in pillows, blankets,
and flashlights and read all
morning. Thanks to our
guest readers. We continued
our fun by sharing treats and
making a class graph, and
then we got into costume
and participated in the
parade. Wow! What fun.
Thank you parents for help-
ing to make our day great.
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Current- 547
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.71 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.52 feet

Club for gays at OHS denied

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There will be no club repre-
senting homosexual students at
Okeechobee High School
(OHS), said school district offi-
cials Thursday.
That was the statement of
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper after consulting with
school administrators about the
request from a senior at the school.
"We are an abstinence-only
district and we do not condone or
promote any type sexual activity,"
Dr. Cooper asserted.

Dr. Cooper said the issue first
surfaced several weeks ago when
fights were going on at the high.
school campus. She said five stu-
dents approached OHS principal
Toni Wiersma and asked to form a
Gay-Straight Alliance. At that time,
because of the unrest on campus,
the request was denied.
But, those students persisted.
According to its website, the
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is
a youth-led organization that
connects school-based Gay-
Straight Alliances to each other
and community resources. The

organization claims to have over
400 clubs in California represent-
ing more than one-third of the
state's high schools.
Dr. Cooper said the school sys-
tem was willing to go to court to
defend their action. She said
school board attorney Tom Conley
has been contacted by the Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
As of newspaper deadline, Mr.
Conley had not returned a tele-
phone call.,
"I feel like this is the right
stand," Dr. Cooper stated. "We feel
this will be a major detriment to

Mrs. Jim Davis: 'momentum going our way.

our school environment."
She said that she had not heard
from any parents one way or
another about the issue.
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Ken Kenworthy said he
expected support from parents.
"We care about the students
trying to form this organization, as
well as the other students," Dr.
Cooper said.
She said those students had
been offered counseling and pro-
tection from harassment.
"We don't feel its appropriate
in a school setting," Mr. Kenwor-

thy said. "The sexual orientation of
a minor belongs in the home."
Every school organization
must have a faculty member as a
sponsor. Dr. Cooper said a sponsor
had been suggested for the club.
She would not reveal that name
and she said there was no indica-
tion as to whether or not that indi-
vidual would be wiling to take on
that responsibility.
In some school districts where
this issue has come up, all school-
sponsored clubs were disbanded.
There are 1,320 enrolled at
OHS in grades 10 through 12.

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Peggy Davis, wife of Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis, came to Okee-
chobee on Thursday, Nov. 2, to meet her husband's supporters.

-Candidate's wife in-Okeechobee

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Peggy Davis, wife of Demo-
cratic gubernatorial candidate
Jim Davis, came to Okee-
chobee on Thursday, Nov. 2, to
meet with her husband's sup-
porters. The noon meeting,
held at a local restaurant, was
sponsored by the Okeechobee
Democratic Party..
Mrs. Davis urged the gath-
ered Democrats to get out the
vote. She said her husband is
running to be a governor for all
Floridians. Mrs. Davis said her
husband's three big issues were
insurance, high taxes and FCAT.
She was asked about cam-
paign ads questioning her hus-
band's attendance in Congress.

She said that in 10 years, he has
had a 98 or 99 percent atten-
dance record on votes. Howev-
er, she said, in the last 18
months since he has been cam-
paigning for governor he
missed some, mostly procedur-
al, votes. Overall, for the last .10
years she said his voting atten-
dance record was 93 percent.
Mrs. Davis said her husband
feels undue importance is placed
on the FCAT. She said that with
FCAT the teachers were "teach-
ing to the test" and that her hus-
band favored a starting salary of
$38,000 for teachers. "
He proposes to take the
money that is now going to A
schools and applying it to
teachers' salaries.
She noted that many teach-

ers are leaving the state, after
five years.
Mrs. Davis said her husband
has stood up for issues that
mattered and that he was
against oil drilling in the Gulf
of Mexico. He also favors pro-
grams to combat domestic
Even though surveys show
the governor's race to be close,
Mrs. Davis said that 8 to 10 per-
cent of the voters are still unde-
cided. She added "momentum
is going our way."
"Send a message of change
to Tallahassee," Mr. Davis stat-
She left the Okeechobee
meeting to go on to meetings in
Moore Haven, LaBelle and

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Sexual Predator Notification

Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry
1985 N.E. Second St.
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972
B/M; DOB Aug. 9,1980
5'8"; 150 lbs.
Black hair; Brown eyes

Derrick Henry was convicted
of Sexual Battery by Juvenile/Vic-
tim under 12 years of age on Jan.
31, 1997, in Okeechobee County,
Fla. The victim was a minor. If you
have any questions regarding this
bulletin, contact Michele or Con-
nie at the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office at (863) 763-3117,
ext. 240 or website
Rodney Leitner
3505 S.E. 25 Terrace
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972
W/M; DOB Aug. 15,1966;
6'3", 230 lbs.
Blond hair; Blue eyes
Leitner was convicted of
Lewd and Lascivious Victim less
than 12 years of age, Offender.
Over 18 years of age on April 19,
2001 in Palm Beach County, Fla.
The victim was a minor. If you

Rodney Leitner
have any questions regarding
this bulletin, contact Michele or
Connie at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at (863)
763-3117, ext. 240 or website

Residents ask to implement water consumption

West Palm Beach The
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) has asked resi-
dents and agricultural water users
to voluntarily reduce water con-
sumption as a preemptive meas-
ure to avoid or forestall potential
water shortage orders and
mandatory water restrictions this
upcoming dry season.
South Florida residents are
asked to voluntarily limit irrigation
times and reduce such wasteful
water habits as leaving the water
running while brushing one's
teeth, taking long showers, allow-
ing leaky fixtures to remain in dis-
repair, or over-watering their
lawns. Additionally, permitted
users within the Lake Okee-
chobee region are encouraged to-
reduce withdrawals from the

lake, as water levels here remain
troublingly low.
"The South Florida Water Man-
agement District clearly does not
want to issue any water shortage
orders or impose water use
restrictions, but we have learned
lessons from the many similar sit-
uations we have faced over the
years," said Carol Ann Wehle,
executive director at the SFWMD.
"At this point, we feel compelled
to inform the public that many
counties are currently experienc-
ing low water supply levels and
could be impacted by future
water restrictions. We believe
water conservation is an impor-
tant endeavor year-round, and
would be particularly prudent at
this critical time."
The South Florida Water Man-

agement District has recorded
near record-low rainfall through
the first 10 months of 2006, with
current water levels approaching
supply-side management levels -
the traditional water shortage trig-
gers across the District's 16
counties. District scientists and
meteorologists anticipate' that
even a wetter than normal dry
season may not prevent the Dis-
trict from implementing manda-
tory water restrictions in, many
parts of South Florida.
At 1.05 inches of District-wide
rainfall for the entire month, Octo-
ber 2006 was the third driest on
record since 1932. The first 10
months of 2006 have be6n the
second driest on record, leaving
many areas of the District in 1-in-
25-year dry spells.

The South Florida Water Man-
agement District continues to
monitor water levels throughout
the District daily and is proactively
planning in the event any such
shortages are declared.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water resources in the
southern half of the state 16
counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest of
the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural sys-
tems and water supply. A key ini-
tiative is cleanup and restoration
of the Everglades.

Bronson announces $435,000 pot arrest at Florida border

The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office is disclosing this infor-
mation to the public in order to
enhance public safety, awareness,
and protection. This information is
not intended to increase fear:
rather it is this agency's belief that
an informed public is a safer public.
This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes. Citi-
zen abuse of the information to
threaten, intimidate, or harass
offenders will not be tolerated, in
any manner.
The individuals who appear in
the bulletin have served the sen-
tence imposed on them by the
courts. They are NOT wanted by
the police at this time.
Sex offenders have always lived
in the communities. The only
change is the public is now better

Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced the arrest of
a New Jersey man for allegedly
trying to smuggle $435,000 in
marijuana out of Florida.
The arrest was made by Bron-
son's Office of Agricultural Law
Enforcement, when officers at
the 1-75 Interdiction Station in
Hamilton County shortly before
noon today inspected a truck-
Irailer that the suspect was driO-
ing. While paperwork in the

truck indicated that the vehicle
was hauling furniture, a visual
inspection of the cargo deter-
mined that the truck was carry-
ing several boxes, where an esti-
mated 87 pounds of high-grade
marijuana was concealed.
The suspect Juan R. Ventu-
ra, 36, of Paterson, New Jersey -
was booked into the Hamilton
County Jail on charges of traffick-
ing in marijuana, possession of a
controlled substance and driver
license related charges
Bronson credited the Florida

Department of Law Enforce-
merit, the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration and the Hamilton
County Sheriff's Department for
its assistance in the case.
The arrest and seizure caps a
busy three-and-a-half year stretch
at the department's 23 interdic-
tion stations, where officers have
recovered an estimated $23 mil-
lion in drugs, stolen goods-and
contraband at the locations.'Indi-
vidual seizures have included a $7
million cocaine shipment,
$600,000 in stolen medicines, 60

large-screen televisions and a
truckload of stolen computer
chassis designed historically to
keep plant and animal pests and
diseases out of Florida by inspect-
ing the more than 10 million com-
mercial vehicles that enter or
leave the state each year, the sta-
tions are playing an increasingly
important role in homeland secu-
rity efforts, as officers have
detained several truckloads of ille-
gal aliens in addition to the
seizure of drugs arid stolen goods.


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

Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will meet Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 2016
S.W. 16th St., to discuss "Passionate Nomand The Life of Freya
Stark" by Jane Geniesse. On Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. there will
be a Christmas Tea at 7 p.m. that will be followed by a discussion of
"Pope Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and dis-
cuss books is welcome. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
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
information, call the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.

Annual food drive under way
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall
and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for
Families community food drive that is going on now. The drive will
end Nov. 18. Organizations in Okeechobee County wishing to
receive food from this drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunning-
ham toll free at (866) 500-4104 to register the organization as a food
recipient. Or, an e-mail may be sent to wcunningham01 @adel- to receive a food recipient form. All food collected locally
will be distributed in Okeechobee County. Raulerson Hospital is,
again, the main drop-off location for non-perishable foods. Schools
and businesses are urged to register food drives by calling Lacey
Summerall at (863) 763-6047 or Wayne Cunningham at the toll free
number above.

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 discards
are half price. Proceeds will be used to augment the DVD collection.
The Library is located at 206 S.W 16th St. For information, call (863)

BHR Fire Dept. plans bake sale
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold a bake
sale at the fire department on S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge on Saturday,
Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Homemade noodles and a variety of
baked goods will be available. For information, call (863) 467-6596 or
(863) 467-4551.
Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading pro-
grams is open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church Recre-
ation Outreach Center, 310 S.W. Fifth St., for boys and girls in grades
one through six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.
Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee Main
Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest. Win-
dows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's annual light-
ing ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 following the
Christmas Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque for the year
to display as being the Christmas window decorating winner. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street executive director
Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and will take place on
Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Many beau-
tiful homes have been scheduled for the tour but there is always room
for one more. For information, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.

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

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Auxil-
iary 's proiarns
The Auxi'liarv 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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Everglades Elementary prepares for Thanksgiving

Second grade
Mr. Wright's class is preparing
for Thanksgiving. We want to
thank our parents for our lives, our
friends for their friendship, and our
teachers for the knowledge that
they help us to attain.
Mrs. Camp-
bell's class is
enjoying the
book "How to

Worms." We are
going well answering the ques-
tions. Good listeners! Several stu-
dents have turned in entries for the
poster contest.
Mrs. Kirby's class is looking for-
ward to the month of November.
They will be learning all about the
Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiv-

ings. Through their writings and art
they will be sharing what they are
thankful for.
Ms. Hunt's class is busy learning
all about holidays and what they
symbolize. Now we know why
Halloween is October 31, what
black cats mean, and what haunt-
ed means. We really love reading
scary stories, too.
Mrs. .Brady's class had a great
Halloween. We enjoyed our Read-
In where we got to bring in pillows,
blankets, and flashlights and read
all morning. Thanks to our guest
readers. We continued our fun by
sharing treats and making a class
graph, and then we got into cos-
tume and participated in the
parade. Wow! What fun. Thank
you parents for helping to make

our day great.
Ms. Stokes class celebrated Hal-
loween with a Read-In. Students
brought in pillows, blankets, flash-
lights, and plenty of books from
home. When they read them there
were plenty of 100 Book Challenge
books to choose from. Students
completed an expository writing
on why Halloween was their
favorite holiday. Then the after-
noon finished with a party filled
with yummy goodies and our Ever-
glades Elementary School Annual
Halloween Parade.
Student Council
Student Council congratu-
lates the 2006 "Red Ribbon
Week" Contest winners:
Kindergarten: First place,

Scout Award Winners
Second graders at Seminole Elementary School received the Scout Award which is an
effort award presented to students who take the lead and always put forth their best effort
and put their energies into every task by striving always to do their very best. (in no par-
ticular order) Jermaine Bennett, Osiel Brito, Genaro Garcia, Zachary Gopher, Matthew
Guillen, Adrian Hernandez, Javier Hernandez, Martha Morse, Lazaro Nunez, Sean Osce-
ola, Alyssa Padgett, Terrance Pryor, Katty Runyon, Lanie Sedatol, Ezequiel Serrano, Crys-
ten Smith, Evan Soto, Bobbie Stewart, Colby Thomas, Jasmine Watts, Samantha Wheel-
er, and Adrian Hernandez.

Daniel Meza; Second place,
Ricardo Morale; Third Place,
Cheyenne Crym.
First Grade: First place,
Valentin Perez; Second place,
Marissa Delacruz; Third Place,
Jose MataGonzalez.
Second Grade: First place,
Montana Margeson; Second
place, Casandra Franco; Third
place, Jennifer Murphy.
Third Grade: First place,
Angel Garcia; Second place,
April Hogenkamp; Third place,
Jacob Rodriguez.
Fourth Grade: First place, Fer-
nando Lopez; Second place, Jeff
Osgood; Third place, Amber
Fifth Grade: First place, Sum-
mer Elliott; Second place,
Karamia Boyd; Third place,
Nikki Delcamp.
Literacy Council
Miss Shofner, Reading Coach,
would like to thank all of the stu-
dents, parents, and teachers for the
wonderful way they have gotten
the 100 Book Challenge started.
We are reading at Everglades and
loving it. Keep up the good work.
If the students collectively read
for 200,000 steps by May, 2007, Mrs.
Ard and Mr. Ball will do one of the
following: Get a pie in the face, get
slimed, dress like a nerd, or work in
the cafeteria for a day.
The students will vote on Octo-
ber 31. Read on Everglades.
Our school-wide read aloud,
"How to Eat Fried Worms" is
almost finished. The boys and girls
have enjoyed this story very much
and have enjoyed participating, in
the question contest. East grade
level always has a winner.


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By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
After a spirited week of
competition at Okeechobee
High School (OHS), the stu-
dents of the senior class came
out on top in the Homecom-
ing week competitions. Their
prize for beating the other
classes at OHS was the covet-
ed title of Most Spirited class
and the bragging rights that
goes with it.
"The award is simply the
title of winning," said OHS offi-
cial Michel Coleman.
"The floats were judged by
five different judges on a variety
of categories," said Mrs. Cole-
man. "The junior class won the
SWhile the eleventh graders'
float won in the float competi-
tion, it was not enough to pull
them in the lead of the class
that won most of the dress up
days and had the best turnout
for the Pep Rally the night
before the Homecoming game.
The junior class also won
the- canned food drive organ-
ized by the OHS chapter of the
National Honor society.
"I am very happy with the
senior class," said Ms. Gina
Davis, senior class sponsor. "I
feel that they all put in a lot of
effort and the week went won-
The final score was made up
of daily sub-scores that depend-
ed on the percent of students in
each class that dressed up for
the day's theme and how mem-

Arrest Report

The following 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 Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Frankie Gean Hutchison, 65,
N.W. 203rd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 30 by Deputy Cor-
poral S. Green on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with transfer or display of

obscenity to a minor. His bond
was set at $5,000.
Benny Aguilar, 34, Sweet-
heart Avenue, Lake Placid, was
arrested Oct. 30 by Deputy Cpl. S.
Green on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with crimi-
nal use of personal identification
(three counts) and third-degree
grand theft (three counts). His
bond was set at $90,000.
John Franklin Motes, 48, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Oct. 30 by Corporal Randy
Thomas on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
the felony of aggravated assault

with a deadly weapon and a mis-
demeanor charge of battery. His
bond was set at $60,000.
Erin Nicole Keller, 27, S. Par-
rott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Oct. 30 by Deputy R. Hartsfield
on an Okeechobee warrant charg-
ing her with the felony of driving
while license suspended. Her
bond was set at $2,500.
Fernando Vasquez, Jr., 46,
S.E. 22nd Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 30 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
failure to redeliver leased property.
His bond was set at $2,500.

Jesse James Grace, 51, N.E.
16th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy G.
Popov'ich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
felony battery. He was released on
his own recognizance.
Tylor Brhley, 22, S.E. 31st St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 31
by Deputy Cpl. S. Green on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation interference with
child custody and violation of pro-
bation contributing to the delin-
quency of a child. He is being held
without bond.


Ida K. Lucas
Ida K. Lucas, age 90, of Lake-
port, died Nov. 1, 2006, at Rauler-
son Hospital in Okeechobee. Mrs.
Lucas was born April 9, 1916, in
Enterprise, Ala. She was a home-
maker of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Lucas was preceded in
death by: her husband, Glen Lucas;
sons, Aldon Stewart and Roger
Dale Stewart of Talles, Ala; two sis-
ters; nine b; br other, Fred
Killingsworth of Georgia; and, lov-
ing daughter-in-law, Shirley R.
Stewart of Lakeport.
Funeral services will be held in
Brundidge, Ala. with interment at
St. John's Cemetery in Brundidge,

Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory, 205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
John C. Allen, Jr.
John C. Allen, Jr., age 73, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 31, 2006, at
Hospice of Okeechobee's Hamrick
Home. Mr. Allen was born Sept. 28,
1933, in Franklin, Pa. to John C. Sr.
and Evelyn Allen. He was a meat
cutter and loved bass fishing. He
had an enthusiastic personality

with a gregarious humor. He
always let his opinions be known.
Mr. Allen is survived by: his chil-
dren, Michael Allen of Boynton
Beach, Jacqueline Allen of Krum,
Texas and Suzanne Sheridan of
West Palm Beach; two grandchil-
dren, Michelle Allen of Boynton
Beach ,and Stacy Stratemeyer of
West Palm Beach; and, friend and
mother of their children, Carol
Alien of West Palm Beach.
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.

Joy Pauline Holliday
Joy Pauline Holliday died peace-
fully, and with dignity, on Nov. 1,
2006, at Raulerson Hospital sur-
rounded by her family. Many knew
her as "Granny".
She was a longtime resident of
Okeechobee, a community that
was very near and dear to her
heart. She had a deep commitment
to family and spent her retirement
years raising her late daughter

Roxie's children. She always had
an open door and open arms for
the many people she welcomed
into her home.
She is survived by: daughter,
Cristy Johnson of West Palm
Beach; son-in-law, Chiayasit
Angsuwan of
daughter, Anne ..
E. Holliday of
N.H.; sister,
Julia, Nance of
Ft. Lauderdale;
Miller of Lake oy
City; 11 grand- Holliday
children; and, Holliday
seven great- grandchildren. Her
grandchildren: Dawn (John) Cas-
tles of Somersworth, N.H.; Erin
(J.R.) Coley of Greenacres; George
(Lenora) Angsuwan of West Palm
Beach; Willie (Sarah) Angsuwan of
Orlando; Jaimie (Todd) Hood of
Okeechobee; Kris Angsuwan of
Deerfield Beach; Shawn Dennis of
Okeechobee; Michelle Sheldon of
Winter Park; John Adam (Lauri)
Archie of Las Vegas, N.Y; Robin
(Mike) Kinney of Apex, N.C.; Alli-
son Archie of Palm Springs, Calif.
Her great- grandchildren:
Shawn Sheldon, Taige Mills, Hunter
Sheldon, Tegan Mills, Wyatt Shel-
don, Sam Castles, Kylie Dennis,

Weston Kinney, and John Stewart
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Funeral services held at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4,2006.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.

' IN",

Roy Jacobs, 46, N.W. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 31 by Deputy G. Popovich
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with driving
under the influence with priors.
He was released on his own
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.

bers of the class did in contest that
were held each day through the
week, as well as the sores earned
through the Pep Rally, knowing the
class chant and the sub-eating
contest. In addition the float build-
ing contest played a major roll in
each class' individual scores.

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"He is like that all the time,"
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"Then why do you continue to be
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"Why not?" he inquired.
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: Looks like the good ole boys are alive and well.
The county commissioners that are leaving office still seem to have their
hands in the till. I can't believe that after all this time the Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation wants to technically take over the Agri-Civic Center and at what
costs to the taxpayers of this county? And what will become of the old
rodeo grounds? Selling it for a big profit I bet! I sure don't want my tax dol-
lars going into renovating the center for the Cattlemen's Association. Let
them pay all the cost for everything.'Makes me want to vote for the under-
dog county commissioner. What is Okeechobee coming to?

POLITICIANS: If you remember, these are the same commissioners
who voted for $16,000 of taxpayers' money for a marble pedestal to be
placed in the new courthouse with a plaque on it with their names on it. It
wasn't good enough to place it on the wall. Robin Williams said "Politi-
cians are like diapers, they need to be changed on a regular basis and for
the same reason."

BARKING DOGS: I agree with your Speak Out about barking dogs. We
have the same problem in Brindaban Forest. The owners work all day
and can't hear the noise. When they get home it's even worse. The dogs
want attention. Why do people want dogs that they have to leave tied to a
clothesline all the time? These dogs are well cared for but they bark at
every noise and everything that moves. It would be nice to sit out and
read the paper or talk on the phone to family. I will be calling the police
number you published in your Speak Out.

SUPPORT: I offer congratulations to the Okeechobee High School
Band on their great success, but it is not the community's responsibility to
be supportive of every single high school student. The parents are there
and that sometimes is all the child needs. Rodeo, which happens to be
my favorite sport, is not supported by the community either. I have been
to events where maybe not even eight parents are there to support their
child emotionally, physically or financially. So it goes all the way
around and rodeo to me is just as important as what other people feel
football is.

CRIST: I am a Republican. In my heart I believe in most of what
Republicans say and do but this Charlie Crist, I've got to tell you people is
taking money from the insurance companies. My insurance rates have
double d and he has admitted taking money from the insurance compa-
nies. I watched the debate. Also, he says he is battling the utilities compa-
nies so why is my FPL bill doubled? I don't see what he has done for us in
Florida. Also, this FCAT is ridiculous. How many kids are dropping out of
school because they can't graduate over this? I'd like for Crist and Gover-
nor Bush to take the FCAT and pass it. When they do that, then they can
put it down on our kids and our schools. I don't knowwhy he's following
suit on Governor Bush. He needs to come up with some fresh ideas -
then maybe I'd vote for him.

NOT IMPRESSED: What happened to the great deal, a wise invest-
ment, a great business venture our commissioners promoted the Agri-
Center at a mere cost of $6.8 million four years ago. By my calculations,
and I'm just a stupid taxpayer, the great business venture is now $13 mil-
lion plus the lost income, plus four years of expenses. Tony Masilotti
would sure be impressed. I'm not.
Editor's Note: In checking with the county, the Agri-Civic Center has
cost the county about $8 million in actual costs.

ILLNESSES: I'm not a doctor or anything but I've learned that a lot of ill-
nesses are connected with acidity in the body. High acid levels could
cause heart trouble and gout. This is just what I've found out. If you take
something that is alkaline tolowern the acidity in your body ahid switch
foods it can prevent a lot'of illnesses. It's something I found out recently
from personal experience.

HALLOWEEN: I think it's nice that they have things in town for the kids
for Halloween but I think it's terrible that people bring them around to
people's houses to worry them. I don't think its right. There is so much
meanness anymore you don't want to open your doors and they don't
pay any attention to outside lights they're still knocking on your door.

APPALLED: I am appalled, disgraced and cannot believe that the
Catholics in this town do not stand up for their religion. We don't go to
church for any one man. We don't go to church for the Pope. We go to
church to worship Jesus Christ. We are Christian and we love our Lord
and I am disturbed by the fact that no other Catholic has stood up and
voiced their opinion. If you go to church like blind sheep, you'll be slaugh-
tered like blind sheep. You must stand up for your religion and that is to
worship Jesus. No man in that church is of any consequence except for
our Lord Jesus, who we worship. I would just like to say to the person
who said to leave your team in the paper. How dare he say that? That is
our religion. Why doesn't he leave his team? Catholics have done a lot of
good in this world. Afew bad apples don't ruin the whole bunch.

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Upcoming Events

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact OIlie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located
at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using.
We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and also
an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
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.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W..Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class Is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
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 Widow and WidowersdSupport Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meels al 7.30 p.m. in Lhe
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24thAve. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139. .::: '. :
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at'7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S: Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
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.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For information,
contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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. 18tn 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 lacilitator. There is another meet-
ng from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893. -
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees Would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interest-
ed in working towards the bettermentof our community. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 765-7399.
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 find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation 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.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are 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 information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or

(863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For information,
call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may attend.
For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to join.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)

Letters to the Editor

My faith
is restored
My grandson, Danny Cottone,
lost his wallet the night of the
Okeechobee High School bon-
fire with his driver's license, CPR
card, school I.D. and $70 he had
earned mowing lawns.
Danny, his friend Elliott and I
searched the stands, grounds
and even trash barrels to no
avail. I told Danny "you can kiss
that wallet goodbye."
Disappointed we went home
and made plans to get another
driver's license and school I.D.
The following morning at 7:20

a.m., I received a call from
Danny from school saying a
classmate, Gary Rogers, had
found his wallet and returned it
intact. I couldn't believe it!
I am writing this letter to com-
mend Gary on his morals, val-
ues, integrity and honesty. There
are a lot of people who would
just as soon not have done the
right thing. So, thank you Gary.
Your family should be very,
proud of you because I sure am.
I would also like to thank the
grounds man that left the gates
open until we searched the
Paulette Rippey

Community Events

Diabetes support group meeting site changed
The diabetes support group meetings scheduled for Novem-
ber and December will not be held at Raulerson Hospital. For
information, call the hospital's public relations director at (863)

Yard sale hosted by Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. Everything must go to make room for the Festival of Trees.
Donated items are needed and monies benefit patient care,
including services at The Hamrick Home. For information, call
Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Fort Pierce church hosting The Isaacs
Westside Baptist Church, 3361 S. Jenkins Road, Fort Pierce,
will feature Dove Award-winning and bluegrass/gospel'record-
ing artists The Isaacs on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be
available at the door for a donation of $20 each: For informa-
tion, 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.

OCT to stage Irving Berlin musical
The music of one of America's, most beloved songwriters
will come alive as the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT)
presents the Irving Berlin musical review "The Melody Lingers
On," Nov. 3, 4,10 and 11. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now.
Tickets are available during' 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 Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus on S.W. Second Ayenue at Seventh
Street. For information, contact Ron Hayes at (863) 763-1307.
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Church sponsoring fundraiser
SAK family portrait fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee :
Church of God youth group will be held Friday, Nov.' 3, and Sal-
urday, 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 infor-
mation, call Donna at (863) 697-1789.

Animal treatment is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Nov. 4, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Dan Martinelli, executive director of the Treasure Coast.
Wildlife Center and member of the Florida.Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission Captive Wildlife Technical Advisory:
Group (FWC-CWTAG). The topic of the show will be the regu-
lation and humane treatment of captive wildlife. For informa-
tion, contact Dan Martinelli at (772) 286-6200; or, visit

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

Methodist Women sponsoring bazaar
The Fitst United Methodist Women of Okeechobee will hold
their annual bazaaron Saturday, Nov. 4,from 8 until 1 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall at 200 N.W. Second St. in Okeechobee.
There will be a variety of crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts,
baked goods, white elephant items and a silent auction. Soup,
sandwiches and desserts will be available ftom 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects, local and abroad.:For
information, contact Cynthia Yoder at (863) 57-2103.

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 will be held Saturday, Nov. 4,
and Saturday, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W. 28
St., and Wolff Road from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee ,is $10.
Participants do not have be a member of AARP or have AARP
auto insurance. Participants should consult their aUto insur-
ance 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 proj-
ect. Admission for adults is $1. Admission is free to FCHC
patients with an FCHC identification, card. ,
Church hosting gospel concert
The Mark Trammell Trio will be in 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-


The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 3,2006

Marijuana grow house

found in Glades County

Port LaBelle
man arrested

INI/Nena oian
New pavilion.
The pavilion is under construction at the cemetery in
Ortona off CR 78. When completed it will provide a gath-
ering place for visitors.

Glades County Arrest Log

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(SPD),. the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Felix Vasquez, 41, Moore
Haven, was arrested Oct. 21 by
Deputy Robert Davis on a charge
of aggravated assault on a per-
son 65 years of age or older. His
bond was set at $20,000.
Arthur Baker, 53, Moore
Haven, was arrested Oct. 22 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on a
felony charge of possession of
cocaine, and misdemeanor
charges of possession of. drug
paraphernalia and disorderly
intoxication. He was released on
his own recognizance.
e Jimmy Hatfield, 36,
Auburndale, was arrested Oct.
23 by Deputy Sergeant Dewayne
McQuaid on a felony charge of
possession of marijuana over 20
grams and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set.
at $2,500.
e James C. Page, 18, Moore
Haven, ;was arrested Oct. 23 by
Detective Don Salo"'on felony
charges of accessory after, the
fact and dealing in stolen'prbopr-
ty. His bond was set at $20,000.
Michael B. Har'ey;'22,
Lakeport, was arrested Oct. 26
by SPD Officer Morgan on felony
charges of possession of a con-
trolled substance (oxycodone)

and possession of a controlled
substance (methamphetamine),
and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. His bond was set at $7,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.

By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
na grow house was found in Port
LaBelle on Oct. 8 in the far west-
ern section of Glades County.
Detective Steve Harris, investigat-
ing officer, reported finding mari-
juana plants, cultivation equip-
ment and a .38 caliber handgun.
The residence was observed
by Deputy Sheriff Jason Griner,
who noted characteristics that
are consistent with an indoor
growing operation, and he noti-
fied Detective Michael Pepitone.
A short time later, Detective
Pepitone made close observa-
tions of the residence in an
undercover capacity.
Detective Pepitone left the
house and informed Detective
Steve Harris of his findings. Later
on that afternoon, Pepitone
watched Jose Abel Marquez leave
the house in an older model Toy-
ota. Pepitone conducted a traffic
stop on the vehicle for traveling 50
miles per hour in a 35 miles per
hour zone.
Jose Abel Marquez, age 35,
was advised of his rights and a
translator was provided. He then
decided to cooperate with the

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to the house on 16050 Marsh
Lane, where a check of the
dwelling was done. No one else
was found there.
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locked garage door was located.
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tional plants were found in 'a
starter room adjacent to the
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purpose of growing marijuana.
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and booked into the Glades
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Voting scheduled through Saturday, November 4th, as follows:

8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Supervisor of Elections Office
304 NW 2nd Street, Room 101
(Located in the old Court House)

Take your photo identification with you when you go to vote. Photo and
signature identification is required by law, or voter must vote a provision-
al ballot even if the poll worker knows you.
J Please contact the Elections fficed if yo have ,ariuq tions at or call 763-4014.
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Look mom, a fish!
Caleb Crews, 9, displayed one of the fish he caught at the
Kids' Day Fishing Festival sponsored by the Taylor Creek
Bass Club. It was held at the pond located on the Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center property. Caleb is the son of
Peggy Crews and step-son of Tommy Julian.

chobee High School Brahman
alumni bowling tournament
fundraiser will be Sunday, Nov.
12, at the Stardust Lanes, 1465
U.S. 441 S.E., 1 p.m.
The format will be a three-
game match with scratch scor-
ing. Teams will consist of four
members, preferably two males
and two females.
The entry fee is $60 per team
or $15 per member. All entry
forms and fees must be turned in
by Nov. 3, at practice. Checks
must be made out to the O.H.S.
bowling team.
There will be trophies for high
game and high series, plus spe-
cial trophies for last place team
Tournament shirts will be on
sale for $5.

For information, contact
Coach Howard at (863) 462-5025,
ext. 1704; or, (863) 763-2305.
Sign-ups for youth
programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward
Basketball and Cheerleading pro-
grams is open now through Nov.
21 at the First Baptist Church
Recreation Outreach Center, 310

S.W. Fifth St., for boys and girls in
grades one through six. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-7625.
Adult players wanted
for baseball team
Adult (18 and over) players
are wanted for a men's baseball
If interested, contact George
at (863) 634-7657.

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Community Events

Ministries will meet Nov. 9
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the
Palmdale Community club house on the corner of Fifth and Main, for
food and fellowship followed by the word at 7 p.m. brought this month
by Tommy Shephard of Venus. For information, call (863) 612-0640.
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 o
until 8 p.m. Information will be available on IRCC's adult high school,
GED preparation and English as a second language programs. For infor-
mation, 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 gymna-
sium 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, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be reserved for Okeechobee
school employees. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
Youth 4-H livestock show slated
There will be a youth 4-H livestock show at the Okeechobee Counm
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, No\.
11. There will be 150 cattle from across the state. Competition will begin
Friday at 8 p.m., and will continue from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday
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, No'.
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 foc
10 or more dinners. Tickets are available at the church office. Or, orde' s
may be faxed to (863) 763-2481 by 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Include contact
name, phone-number and address for dinners to be delivered.
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. Th-
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 din-
ner will benefit, distressed Worth Brothers. For information and the sup-
gested donation for each dinner call BuckyYoder at (863) 467-7342; Kip
Gardner at (863) 357-0427; or, Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071.

Gospel Messengers to be in concert
The Gospel Lighthouse will host a gospel sing featuring The Gospel
Messengers on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Believers Fellowship
Church, 310 S.W. Sixth Ave. For information, call (863) 357-0455.
Benefit poker run planned
A benefit poker bike ride promoted by Splinter Productions and
sponsored by Beef O'Brady's will be held Nov. 11 to benefit Carl Nys-
trom. All donations will be welcomed. The ride will start in the parking
lot of Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., at 9 a.m. and return at 1 p.m.
There will be barbecue, hot wings contest, live music and prize give-
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iratory Therapist on Staff
24 Hour S-er ice
j st Parron A,.er.ue OI'ecnet-,e
gi (63) 763-2688


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or email

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Dr. Wade 1. Harrouaf, D.D.S.
T.A. Aliaouliou LD.S

6390 W. Indiantown Rd.
Chasewood Plaza near RJ Gators

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

115 NE 3rd St.
Suite A

LTrc.alsi. tt; Const D.. n Dc i. clsxi\
Jonathan S. Sanders M.D., J.D.
Cynthia J. Rogers, M.D.
T1n loannides M.D.
1924 US Hwy. 441 N.

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


CALL 863-763-3134
or email

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

Raulerson Hospital

Visit Our Website
1796 Hwy. 441 North
Okeechobee, Florida
(863) 763-2151
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Ramesh Kumar, MD
William Cook, MD
1115 North Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972


CALL 863-763-3134
or email


CALL 863-763-3134
or email


CALL 863-763-3134
or email

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

<^evBerger Clie
Specializing In:
Complete Adult Healthcare
Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
Dee Patton, A.R.N.P.
Board Certified Specialists
In Internal Medicine
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM TO 6 PM
& Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM
1j :J ,to] kSICOey

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

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8 The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 3, 2006

At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 3,
through Thursday, Nov. 9, are as
Theatre I -"Santa Claus 3 the
Escape" (G) 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 "Flushed Away"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Il "Flicka"(PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft'
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at,
(863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language class-
es, Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth
St., English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosting

computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The class-
es will teach basic computer skills
such as how to start up and use a
computer, how to log-on to the
Internet and how to communicate
via e-mail with friends and relatives.
The more advanced computer
class will teach how to keep the
computer clean and how to send
pictures. You may also contact your
local libraries for these same class-
es. In Okeechobee, call (863) 763-
3536 or contact Gabriell Turner,
information tech trainer, at

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-
mary focus is on 3- and 4-year-old
children not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For infor-
mation, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
GiveAway 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
9W0 Nmbers 160

PARK, N Miami Beach FL.
(2) $8000. or will separate
Neg. (561)795-9056

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

old, vicinity of Little Farms
(863)763-3613 or
gold, with 2 names. Okee'
chobee area. Pleae call
WALLET, lost @ Wal-Mart on
Sun. 10/22 If found please
call Carolyn Thomas
(863)447-1841 REWARD
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FREE you must pick up
BIRD DOGS, 1 male & 1
female, started on quail.
Need good homes.
good'homes. 2 females,
1male (863)357-3994 Ft.
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
MOBILE HOME- 14x40, 2br,
needs to be moved. Already
has wheels(863)763-9881
cial, 5 gal & 1 gal buckets of
paint. FREE (863)675-0247
Musttake all
RABBITS pure bred, w/cages
& accessories. Free to good
homes. Refs. 863-228-7230

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SKUNK, Descented, to good
home, if interested, please
call (863)843-0336

Palm Village Ranch, Sat. 11/4
7:30am. (OffSW 16th Ave. at
SW 44th Blvd.) Furn., crafts,
H/H, coffee & donuts'at club-
house. No early birds!

LAKEPORT- 9890 Browns Rd.
"Salt.11/4, 8am.
Fishing gear, furniture, means
jeans, lots of misc.!!

OKEE- 2051 SW 34th Terrace
Sat.& Sun. 11/4 & 5.
2 Family. Lots for everyone!l

OKEECHOBEE Ousley Estates
(Crnr. SW 16th Ave & 39th Ln)
Sat. 11/4, 8a-3p. Lg. painting,
mirrors, Xmas, XXL means
clothing, 44-46 pants,
women's 10-12, H/H items.
SUN. 11/5,8am-12
2415 SE 31st Street
Washer/dryer, appliances,
knick-knacks, etc.

OKEECHOBEE- Starting Nov
3rd- open daily, 9am- 5pm,
17326 Bridlewood Dr. Kissi-
mee River Est. Yard furn, HH
misc, lots of Christmas
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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
Woman who likes country
living. Can we grow togeth-
er? (863)357-0299

Employment "

Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 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
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and HazmaL
This is a Must.
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
S863)763-1510 or drop it at
303 S. Parrott Ave. #G.
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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,
Access, Excel, Outlook. Willing to
work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
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Customer Service Representative. This
could be a full or part time position. Our
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Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
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Maschmeyer offers an outstanding benefits package, including,
but not limited to: 100% paid health insurance, 401K, etc.
Visit our website at Apply in erson
at 1142 Water Tower Rd., Lake Park, 561-721 0606.
Resumes accepted, fax 561-848-1501.
Needed, Oversees and maintains electric
motors, elevators, and warehouse
facilities. Also responsible for ordering
equipment. We offer benefits, paid
vacation, and more. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee

($30,000 to start)

For Busy
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
'. Exp'd Waitress. &.
6'1 "' 'Cook'Ndeded' .
v; ., ICall (863)763-2826
"as 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
Valid DL- Drug Tested
1505B S. ParrottAve
Gilbert Snapper and Golf Cars
has a position open for
Service Technician. Apply at
315 S.Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
Benefits, Insurance, 401 K
Drug Free Work Place

We offer benefits & Paid
Vacation! Experience in
manufacturing, trouble-
shooting, & employee
mgmt. a plus. Salary
based upon qualifications
& experience. Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.,


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Full Tim

Big Cypress

High School Diploma or GED.
College preferred. Minimum 3 years
exp. Excellent computer skills
(MS Office). Min. 50 wpm Valid.
Excellent communication skills.
Valid FL Driver's license. Salary
negotiable with benefits.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

Brighton Reservation
Work with Family Services and 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, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477

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


inest produds
Seeand seankes.

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
trials and focus groups on
weekends in Okeechobee.
Must be resident of
Okeechobee Cty. and over 18
Call 1-800-948-4440 to reg.


Babys"fit in 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435

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

The classlleds ae the
most succesul sales-
persoIn i towim


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpeta/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, Unens A 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/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies /
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND- CentraTplckage
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
WINDOW UNIT, 220v, works
good. $200 neg.
(863)261-5758 _..

- 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

GAS STOVE, Tappan 4 burner
white. $150. 863-675-1553

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S* Screen Rooms Carports
S--- Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster[18631634-2044

COFFEE POT: Sunbeam,
Black, New. $15
new, barely used, $100 or
best offer (863)673-5655
Freeze, No Frost, Upright,
$200. (863)467-5709
Shelvador. $150
capacity, brand new, $500

But in Very good condition.
$90. (863)674-1662
condition. $60/both, will sell
separate. 863-763-3120
Okeechobee area

Replacement Casement
Sashes : Andersen: 1)271/4"
W x 58 1/2"H & 4) 27 1/4"Wx
391/4"H. $250 863-467-8504
Asking $300 or best offer

STROLLER, Excellent condi-
tion. Folds easily. Asking $15.
SWING SET- metal, asking

CLOTHING- Womens, name
brands, size 3x, pants &
tops, new w/tags $80 will
ell sep (954)237-4846
JACKETS- Leather, Male,
Large & Females, Extra large
& Fur coat. Never worn.
$190. for all (863)357-0125..

50,000. $2500 for all, will sep.
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
Variety. $50 or best offer.
working, very collectable,
$500 for all (863)328-0002
MOLDS- Byron molds, See-
ley, etc. $2000 All or sell sep
& more, approx 71 items,
3/4 new in box. $175. for all.
Or best offer 863-467-5052

Office, games, Fast, $175
LOGITECH Quick Cam, for
Notebooks Deluxe, new
cond., $25. (863)675-2596
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Pent I lor II, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.

ARMOIRE, Tall, Blonde Wood,
Great for TV or Quilts & Stor-
age. $85. (863)763-7584
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 & armoire $350

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CHAIRS (6) Nice, Solid Wood
w/Brown Leather Seats. $60
for all. (863)763-7584
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
$50. 863-675-1553
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
tones. $125 (863)763-8642
COUCH, PLAID, Sleeper, 2
end tables & coffee table
SPine wood finish) $150. Will
separate. (863)673-0081
mattresses, $300
DR'SUITE- table, 5 chairs, chi-
na cabinet, server, cherry
wood, $525 (863)328-0002
DR TABLE- Broyhill, w/2
Capts. chairs, 2 reg chairs, 1
bench, 2 leafs, dark pine,
$300 (863)763-0215
ENTER CENTER- fits 32" TV,
wood, $50 (8)634-3641
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $300 or
best offer. (863)697-1706
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Retanglar Very good
cond, w/4 chairs. Pd $450.
asking $125. (863)467-2366
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
RECLINER, Blue, $50
matching set, good condi-
tion. $100 for both.
(863)675-1617 after 6pm
blue/greeb/burgundy, asking
$75. (863)675-4098

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

mount, 22" x 29", exc. cond.
holds 4 rifles, small drawer in
bottom. $15 (863)610-1276
REMMINGTON 700 22/250
cal., scope, sling & case.
Exc. cond. $600.
RIFLE W/ SCOPE- 22ga, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0634
takes it 863-467-9892

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

chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.

1 year, asking $100
(772)360-5299 Okeechobee
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299

w/white-markngs. $300 neg. SADDLE- 14" Bob Marshall,
(863)763-7563 Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
COLUMBIAN RED-TAIL Boa, tern, With silver. Asking
2 ft., good appetite, 10 gal. $1600. (863)697-2022
tank w/access. $150 or best SD 1 Wn Fb
offer. 863-673- 6508 SADDLE- 14" Western, Fab-
tron, Fiberglass tree. Good
CURR PUPPIES, 6 males & 4 condition. $275.
females, 8 weeks old, $50 (863)697-2022
each. (561)644-1957 or
(561)-262-7869 SADDLE, Ausie/Western,
New, with bridle, breast col-
males, 10 wks. old, black & (863)983-8646
tan, w/health certificates. $300
each. (863)467-7288 Lawn & Garde
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate. COMMERCIAL SPRAYER-
(863)697-2969 Honda XL 32000 psi, 11 HP,
ENGLISH BULL DOGS- 2, Fe- $350 (863)675-0247
males, AKC registered, 2.5 COOKER/SMOKER, for out-
yrs old. $1600. side, like new, $100.
(863)634-8795 (863)357-6617
FERRET- healthy, tame, 1 yr JOHN DEERE Hydro 185,
old, rare colors, loves to 17hp riding mower, like new
.play, inclds reg papers, $60 cond. $895. 863-763-4149
(863)983-3740 Clewiston or 561-758-4337

ca- Notice

FR O N T, 2br, 2ba, C B S H house, gas! . v w ,,-, ... .
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn SpTIT ItV i e/.
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last I-'' E
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or 30. .
(772)283-1006 Boats 3005
Cap ero/RiVe 3 010 ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Jet klis 3015 Stainless steel dump bed,
Marine Accessorie 3020 $175 (863)357-5754
OKEECHOBEE, (2) 6 acre par- Marine Miscellaiewous3025 DANCHEE '05 200cc 4
cels. Hwy 441 & 98, monthly Motorcycles 3030 wheeler, elec.start, shaft
rent $600/parcel. Barn, Ponds, Sport Vesde,/ATV 3035 driven, 4 spd., reverse, man.
Wellwtr,Fenced.561-236-8708 citch. $1100.772-528-1255
i ffi paeHONDA CR85R'06, Big Wheel
iH Expert, runs & looks great,
10comes with riding gear,
AIR BOAT: "Big 0" 13x7, trailer $2500 neg. (863)599-0788
NICE2,000S.E.Exec.Office & rigging. $2500.
Avail Nov1., 107 S.W. 17th (772)240-3876 MOPED, 2005 American
St. Suite B., Yr. Lease+, Whizzer: Only used 2 miles.
call for info BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw $500off. New $1900. Asking
863-634-3040/863-467-9608 '98, w/motor & trailer, Merc $1400 (561)825-1818 pager
Mariner 1 50hp, Exc cond.
Rom e 9 $11,995(863)357-8702 Ta l ies 0
OKEECHOBEE- $125/week, Force motor, 16'6". Good FOUR WINDS '96, 36 ft.,
first & last req., shape. $2000. $9500 (863)517-1207 or
(863)634-8374 (863)634-2582 (239)464-3240


FISH TANK, 30 gallon, with
stand, hood & all accesso-
ries, $30. (863)467-8187
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $500
each (863)946-3857
S^ PET CAGES- 1 large, 1 medi-
um for traveling, $65 for
S both -or will sell sep
very beautiful & loving.
Needs lots of TLC. w/cage+
Must sell $1500.228-7230

1 a m HOT WATER HEATER- 40 gal,
asking $70 (863)675-7105


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

viders" MIAMII
POOL TABLE, 8', wood, with
ball return, $100.
(863)467-8187 .
Turns your pool table into a
b regular table. $20
complete, woods, irons, etc.
*Good cond. $125.
0 863-467-9892

# STREET EDGE, (2), 200 watt
amps, $175 for both
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
MediclItes 06 $260/best offer. Call
JAZZY ELECTRIC Wheelchair elevi in
needs batteries. Good cond. -
$500. 863-357-1632 HITACHI 40" WIDE SCREEN
JET 2 POWER CHAIR electric Like new, works perfect. $500.
wheelchair, w/battery & 863-261-4999
chrgr. Good cond. New $2K, PANASONIC High Definition
Sell$750.863-763-4536 PANASONIC High Definition
Sell $750. 863-763-4536 TV, 54", Cinema Vision,
SCOOTERS (2), Rascal, bat- $1100 or. best offer.
tery operated, like new, (863)634-8730
1 needs work. $400 for both.
(863)697-2198 TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
WHEELCHAIR RAMPS good Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
condition. $200/set. $450Firm.(863)447-1841
863-357-1632 -

# 1 TRUE HELP da/Ingersoll Rand, dual tank,
Readings by Angel no hrs. Sacrifice at $550.
1 Free Consultations by phone 863-674-0416 Labelle
Instant Love Solutions
Call Today for Help tomorrow AIR COMPRESSOR- like new,
1-800-697-9530 Porter Cable 1.6 HP, 4 gal
pancake type, new $169
AIR COMPRESSOR, works, asking $135 (863)357-3369
$50. (863)357-6617 GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales, 5,500 watts, 2 years old,
$200. or will sell separate. used twice. $550
(863)763-1370 (863)241-1793
$50 for all. (863)983-8216 rolling channel.* $775
after 10am (215)527-9221
JACUZZI 5 person, in good WOODWORKERS- radial arm
working cond. Complete saw joiner/planer, sanders,
w/pumps, etc. $500. You d llpress, b andsaw, &more
haul it, 863-467-7267 $1800 (561)718-8580
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600. 6a
(863)634-9119 PSP w/2 games. GTA and
TEXAS INSTRUMENT92 Socom. $250 or best offer.
Graphing calculator &guide 863-697-9014
book. Like new. $50. Vacuums mare
863-612-9233 Labelle area 0

Intrmel ELECTROLUX, with bags, $25
(863)983-8216 after 10am
BANJO- Baldwin, 5 string, old-
er model, very heavy, new _
head, strings, xtra strings &
books $350 (863)697-9704 NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
GUITAR- Fender Nashville Please call to sell coins &
Telecaster Deluxe, Exc. paper money 239-693-4891
cond., Tweed hard case,
$350. (863)763-8667 Agriculture
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic, i lu r
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
$100 (863)634-9316 i I
TAR- w/hard shell case, Christmas Trees 745
curly maple top, $450 Farm Equipment 805
(863)357-0344 vlye msg Farm Feed,'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
VOX ORGAN-w/rhythm & per- Farm Produce 820
cussion, complete w/stool, Farm Services
$200 (772)360-5299 Okee- Offered 825
chobee Farm Supplies/
exc.cdnd. $750. Fertilizer 835
863-234-1067 Labelle area Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Engraver-Newhermes, Elec- Poultry/Supplies 860
trick Engravograph w/many Seeds/Plants/
templates & letter sizes includ- Flowers 865
ed $1500 (863)763-7609
FILE CABINET, 2 drawers, $50 I
or best offer. (863)801-4949
12 years old. For Intermedi-
AQUARIUM- 75 gal ate rider. $1000
Standhood Salt filtration. (863)763-0367/801-1849
Reef white. $450. GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
(863)673-0081 horse, 4 high white socks &
CHIHUAHUA- 5 mos, male, blaze, beautiful. Reduced to
cream/tan, asking $130 $1200. (863)509-3446
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 8 weeks New, With silver, $25.
old, very tiny, female, black (863)983-8646

Full Time 01051

i-iReal Estate
BOAT, Aluminum, 161/', w/60
JOHN DEERE walk behind, hp. Johnson & trir. Runs good.
54" comm'l mower, runs & R 1 M live wells. New pumps, battery
works g3re-at. $895 4. &tires. $1800 863-467-9390
Business Places BOMBER BASS BOAT 14' -
LAWN AERATOR- pull behind Sale 1005 50hp Johnson, elect. mtr.,
36" wide spike aerator, 18 Commercial w/trlr. w/new tires. Exc.
tines, adjustable, good con- Property Sale 1010 cond. $1800. 863-467-6054
edition $55 (561)315-7731 Condos/ CANOE- 14' Aluminum, square
RIDING LAWN MOWERS (2) Townhouses Sale 1015 back, $275 (863)675-0300
w/good engines for parts. Farms Sale 1020 BOAT 23 130hp
$200 or best offer. Houses Sale 1025 DECK BOAT 23f 130hp
863-467-8856 Hunting Property 1030 Yamaha, full Bimini. w/trlr.
Investment F/F, depth. Good condition.
Property Sale 1035 $8,500. (863)675-7777 eves.
Land Sale 1040 DUCK BOAT 14.2' Arthur
R ental s Lots Sale 1045 Armstrong w/Highlander trir.
Open House 1050 w/new tires. Refurb.w/lock
NTOut of State cover.$1500. 863-467-0371
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni 060 HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20'
Apartments 905 Real Estate WantedlO 1065 better than new. Loaded.
Business Places 910 Resort Property W/trlr. $17,500.
Commercial Sale 1070 863-946-6639/6342401
Property 915 Warehouse Space 1075 JON BOAT, 14', needs minor
Condos/ Waterfront Property 1080 repair. $100 (863)234-9663
Townhouses Rent920 or (863)467-5906
Parent Property 9 '125 JON BOAT- 16', full equipped
HousRent Rent 93025 with trailer, Must See i,
Land Rent 935 BASSWOOD, 3/2 CBS, split $2000(863)673-0242
Resort Property plan, built '05, wall new ce- PONTOON BOAT- 20', 65HP
Rent 945 ramic tiles, $153,900. motor, just rebuilt, trailer,
Roommate 950 (631)875-4701 ready to fish $3200
Rooms to Rent 955 (863)673-0242
Storage Space BRAND NEW Owner will help (863) 73-0242
Rent p 90 pay closing costs on this PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
3br/2ba CBS home w/gar. in Evinrude, $2495 firm.
comm. w/pool & tennis. High (863)763-9998
A t t 9 ceilings, numerous upgrades. PONTOON BOAT w/10' Alum
$214K. Open Sunday, Nov.5, Top, fishing lights, 70HP
COUNTRY COTTAGE Private 1-4pm-. 5006 SE 42nd St. Evinrude, Minikota Troll Mo-
dock. 1br, 1lba, Furn'd. in-561-762-2233 tor$3500(863)467-8020
cludes Util & Dish TV, No pets. BUCKHEAD RIDGE PRINCECRAFT 1996,18 Ft,
$750 mo. (863)467-1950 Ready to move in! Aluminum, Deep V w/115 hp.
Spacious 3/2 w/lake access. Evinrude, Trailer, Custom
IN TOWN (3) APARTMENTS Owner financing avail. Cover, 44V Trollin Motor,
AVAILABLE NOW!!! 2BR/1BA $185,000. (863)634-5236 Double Live Well & ait Well.
No pets. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St. CLEWISTON, 3/2 CBS CA/H, Fishing Machine! $5,995.
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag- (863)484-0096/484-0097
N.ofOKEE-2Br,1 Ba hole, Built 2001 $249K,
12 mi.NofOkeechobee. 863983-8114 RAYCHEON RADAR, 10 mile
$575/mo LAZY 7 AREA: 4BR/2BA radius, $300 (215)527-9221
No Pets! Non smokingenvi. be$200 STARCRAFT w/'85 C ser
(863)467-1717 8:30am- below appraisal @ $250,000. motor. IN 0
3:30pm, or e-mail (863)634-9677 (863)634-2582
vldp0 NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906 TROPHY, 199720 Ft., w/walk
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2NE 28th Ave. CBS, all aps around cabin, 120 hp Merc
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel- $185K.For info 863-610 3 Force 0/B, Loran, VHF, Outrg-
come. $850. mo. & $2200 OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA, Frame gers...Manyextra'sl No trailer.
Moves you in. 561-795-1965 w/Metal Roof, 60x210 Ft. lot. $7,900. (772)473-9479 Garry
Hardwood firs. Possible rent to
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled own. $115,000. Owner/Agent
2BR/1BA, screened porch, Call Charles (863)634-0584 L C J-Warnpe L U|30 1
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313 OKEECHOBEE 3BR/1BA, COACH 1987, 34 Ft. w/Florda
OKEE., 2br, lba Unfurinshed could be 4 or 5, CBS, approx Rm. New indec. hot water tank
w/stove, frig. & A/C. 206 3000 SF, hardwood firs, FL & vinyl windowssper Creek. Must s be move.e!
NE 6th St. Family w/limit of 2 rm. & work rm., Lg. 2-story 0r8. M-6t7 be nover
children. No pets. $700. mo. barn w/lots of tools incl. Ask- 330 807 1425 or
+ $700. Sec. ing $152K. No reasonable of- -0-142-
(863)467-6640 ferrefused.863-447-1090msg F. RIVER RV, 1999 30', 2
Villa, 2br/2ba, $850 mo., 1st, Owner Financing Available bed 1 BCall 863-673-38C, 3,500/eg.
last & $600 sec., non-smkg. 906 NW 3rd Street, 3 BR, 1 Call 863-673-3834.
env., no pets, lawn maint., 1 BA, CBS, Large fenced yard. RV ROOF AC- New, 13,500
yr. lease. (863)610-1750 $149,900. (772)794-2800 BTU, still in box w/ceiling
controls $525
Mobile Homes (239)297-4006

,, II t 'I wCARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
-.New awnings, screen encl., all
,. ami ftr- ars Like new, $12K neg
Mobile Home Lots 2005 F,3i.35.-1 853.634-2454
Mobile Home Parts 2010 I
Mobile Homes -Rent2015 '
Mobile Homes Sale 2020 !cesri I3 I
I BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
j. H o rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
.'. -- *fdgreat. $700 (863)763-7609
BHR2/2&3/2Doublewide tow rope $50
Start at $650/mo. $1500 Sec. 863-612-9233 Labelle area.
'2000, Surge brake, Single
OKEECHOBEE- 3BR/1.5BA axle, $950. (863)763-2407
441 S.E., all apple's, $600/mo. -
The most important until's Sec. Dep. & Refs.
20 minutes of your day 863-447-0431 II I I
is the time spent reading 'oie GAMEFISHER 3HP runs
with your child from good. Less than 10 hours.
birth to age nine. DOUBLE WIDE: 3 Bdrm., 2863-467-6054
Ba., Adult park. Low lot rent. iMto rcy le 30l
- -Very nice. Mostly furnished. ----
$30,000. (863)357-2456 Classic Triumph Chopper '69 Project, 650cc, 90% done,
O FICE SA KOA-1BR/1BA 12'X42' good title. LaBelle area. $2500
OFFICE SPACE w/FL& util. rooms, part. furn, (863)674-0898
FOR LEASE allappl's, a/c.$42,900. HARLEY DAVISONS2
863-467-8051 ULTRA CLASSIC 2005
M/H- 3BR/1.5BA 3500 mls., ALL the toys.
Excellent Location! Incl. 100x125' lot. Need some As new. $18,900.
Only $500.00 per TLC. Furnished, many extras. HERITAGE SOFTAIL SPECIAL
$67,500 Negot.863-447-6054 1996,1000's in chrome & ex-
month + shared MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn, biketoappreciate! $17,500. thior
utilities. many extras, new CHeat,40 best offer. (863)634-7021
decked screen room, 40' car- Day (863)763-5933 Evening
port, 12x12 shed w/ W/D, in
1120 S. ParrottAve. adult park on rim canal
"The White House" w/dock, $34,000 negotiable HONDA 2000 XR70 small dirt
863-357-1784/863-634-2454 bike, like new. $1100.
136147-431436 OKEE- 1BR/1BA-in nice adult 304-667-7855
rn M/H park. Fully furn., newly re- HONDA GOLDWING- '05, 30th
mI o modeled. $18,9 0 0. yr Anniversary Addt. Gar. kept.
772-546-3067 Only 3300 mi., Access. incld.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE: OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1 BA $15,500. (863)517-2024
LAKE ACCESS: WaterfrontLG. +50x125 FootLot. HONDA NIGHTHAWK- '84,
3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall. Will do Excellent condition. $49,900. Runs & looks good. $1200.
seasonal. 863-634-5236 Owner/Agent or best offer. (863)517-2024
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br., Call Charles (863)634-0584 HONDA XR50 '03- completely
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last, bullwad@aoLcom modified from stock, $2499
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA (863)697-2605
772-216-1461 adult park. Fully furnished. KAWASAKI ZL600- '96, Low
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, New! Large t.A/C-heat, 60 carport, mi. Gar. kept, Light & low to
House, LargeYard. Bring pets! $2050 357-056312184 ground. Must see. $2800.
$1295. mo. + 1st, last&sec. $20,500.357-0295/763-2318 Neg. (863)517-2024
dep. Call561-723-2226 WANTED: Damaged SWMH MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,
SwOKEECHOBEE EST o- 5bre 2ba Single rail, new tires, lights &
on 2 large lots, w/Fla room, (305)409-2341 fenders.$1450 (863)674-0898
Ig shed, $1350/mo, istlst & LaBellearea
sec + refs (863)467-1662 WATERFRONT LOT, 2BR/1BA SUZUKI TL1000S '97- very
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br, Owner/Agent, New Wave fast, needs some work, ask-
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community Realty(772)285-5856 ing $1500 or best offer
pool. $1500. mo. + 1st & (239)259-6017
last (561)262-9191 D t ioln ,YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
TAYLOR CREEK WATER- UbIIII good condition, great on
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Okeechobee News. Friday. November 3, 2006


Automobies 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial ucs 4020
tCars 4025
Fou' 40935
eavy Dty Trocks 4040
P ct ai R .a o 4045
Pickup Trucks .4050
Sport Ul 4055
Tractor Trait 4060
Utlty Trailers 4065
Vane 4070

CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
1997 Excellent condition,
$2,500. Call 863-357-9997.
FORD CONTOUR 1999, 4 cyl.,
cold A/C, CD Player. Runs
great. $1800 orossible trade
for Van/SUV. (863)261-4908
FORD ESCORT- '94, 4 door
Wagon. Runs good $1000.
or best offer. (863)634-1220
great, 5spd ac, 4 dr, needs
very little work, no rust.
$600. 863-228-7230
HONDA CIVIC '92- 4dr, look
nice, 4 cyl, $2500
see to appreciate, $1800 or
best offer (561)358-2628 or
dr, coupe, auto, all pwr, a/c,
V8, exc.stereo sys., 130k mis.,
very clean.
MAZDA 626,'97, runs good, 4
dr., great on gas, $2499.
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. .

.I Pb ic Notice

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 bod body, engine, trans-
mission, needs wiring under
hood. $400 (863)467-8041

small blk. Chevy, everything
brass, chrome or S/S. Exc.
cond.$19,500. 946-6639 msg

Runs & works good. $6500.
Neg. (863)517-2024

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
whi, w/batt. charger, runs &
looks great. $800 firm.

CHEVY 1500- '94, Will sell for
parts. $2500.
DASH COVER, for Honda Civ-
ic, $25. (863)447-5374
misc. parts. $100 or best of-
fer. 863-467-8856
Truck, '77. Bed size 10'x7
x2'sides, Motor stuck since
hurricane. $600.763-1370
JEEP BRA, with Jeep Logo
sewn In, square headlights,
$50. (863)447-5374
TIRES & RIMS Set of 4,
Asanti Zebra 18" rims w/3
extra tires. $1100 or best of-
fer. 863-697-9014
TIRES, 4, Super Swampers,
34xl10.50" About 70% tread.
$500. (863)697-8785
TONNEAU COVER, for 6' bed
Chevy S10 pickup cost
$350, sell for $175.
ter Slant side & Rubber bed
mat, fits '99 to '06 Chevy 6.5
bed. $150. (863)467-9927.

CAMPER TOP- For on Ford,
Good condition. $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-
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must Seel
FORD F150 '84 exc. cond.,
67k mis, cold a/c. $2300.

FORD F150 '88, 5 spd, 4.9L,
wide tires & rims, short wheel
base, engine needs work.
$400 firm. (863)467-8041
FORD F150 '93 -300 eng., 5
spd., runs good. $2500 or
best offer. 863-634-1867
FORD F250 '88 runs good,
no bed, set up for a goose
neck. $1 K 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.
BED '74- no motor, no trans,
very little rust, must see
.$450 (863)697-1600
MITSUBISHI- '88, For parts or
fix. Needs head. Good trans.
& tires. No battery. $600.
firm (863)983-7807
cyl.,,35mpg, runs great,
$2499. (86 )835-3521

Mid Size SUV. 4 cyl., 5 spd.,
Cruise, Air, Great condition)
$7500.863-634-7021 Days
or 863-763-5933 Evenings
runs, needs some work.
$1500. Call Erik
TOYOTA- '89, 4X4, Good con-
dition. $2500. or best offer.

7. Need tires. $75 or best of-
fer. 863-447-6054 Iv.msg.
Need tires. $400 or best of-
fer. 863-447-6054 lv.msg.,
OPEN TRAILER- 7x16, with
split gate, $2000
TOW DOLLY- lyr old, asking
$600 firm (561)909-7367

Change In School Board Meeting Date
The regular meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board for November
will take place on Tuesday, November
21, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose
of this meeting is the annual reor-
ganization of the School Board and
consideration of regular School Board
business. The meeting wllbbe held In
Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
minIstrative Office located at 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue. The meeting Is open to
the public,
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
173104 ON 11/3,10/06
70 West Self Storage
2190 SR70 West
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Sat.Nov.18th @09:30 AM
Unit #218AngeliaWindham ,
Unit #246 Hugo Yates
Unit #466 Daniel Salazar
169996 ON 11/3,10/06
Anyone having a claim on or Information
of a 1991 Chev S1t0red pickup.
Please contact A. Rucks at
485 SE 16th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfieds

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or best offer (239)340-4739

Time to clean out the
attic, basement andm/or
garage? Advertise8 your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean u a bPeezel

DODGE VAN '91, needs a little
work, $500 or best offer.
okay...needs a little work. Dark
blue. Great for work van. $700
or best offer. (863)467-9019
Ford Hightop Van, '89, tow
pkg, full power, seats 8, TV,
CB radio $2000. LaBelle
Area. (863)675-4970 msg.

Public Nolices

Sharon.Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechiobee Cointy, Florida
172895 ON 11/3,8/06

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Tuin
your trash to treasure
with an ad hi the classl-

JohnW. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissloners
Okeechobee County, Florida

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

I Publi Notic

Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to s.287.055,
F.S., hereby requests proposals from qualified firms to provide General Contractor
Services for construction of an internal paved loop and parking area (including
utilities, drainage improvements, electrical system and fill material).
Sealed Bids will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers until 3:00 p.m. on November 27, 2006 at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, Room 106, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. They will be
publicly opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any bids re-
ceived afterthe time specified will not be accepted.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
ings, Specifications and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at or obtained from:
LBFH, Incorporated
Chad Rucks, RE.
421 N.W. 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Telephone: 863-763-8999
Any questions pertaining to the project specifications or scope of work will be ad-
dressed to the above referenced department in writing no later than ten (10) days
priorio bid of project, whichIs November 22,2006.
Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Specifications for a
non-refundable deposit of FiftyDollars ($5.00). The Bidder's deposit shall be a
check made payable to "Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners'.
No partial sets of Drawings and Specifications will be Issued. Bidders may pick
up Plans and Specifications from LBFH, Inc. at the above referenced office or can
be obtained by express mall upon receipt of vendor's check and express mail ac-
count number.
A voluntary pro-bid meeting will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 1:00
pbm. at the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements office located at 499 N.W
th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Securty in the form of a BId
Bond, or Certified Check, made payable to Okeechobee County Board of Count
Commissioners", in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total B6i
Amount ae a guarantee that the Bidder, If awarded the Contract, will execute the
contract and file acceptable performance and payment surety bonds equal tc
100% of the contract price within fifteen (15) days after written notice of the
award of contract. No bidder may wtihdrsw their bid for a period of ninety (90)
days afterthe date setforopening of the bids.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparatory
or delivery of proposals. The Dwner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids.
accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make
modifications to the worfter bidding, and waive any Informalities in the Bids 1
they deem It in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide
additional inf ormation including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects con-
structed within the past five (5) years, client references and, an audied or certi-
fied financial statement, or other financial references deemed appropriate tc
Contract Award.
Bidders will confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be ac-
Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder Is licensed to pertorr
the work and services or qualified by examination tobeso licensed.
If In the opinion of the bidder, Inconsltencies appear to exist In the specifications, I
Is the bidder's responsibility to seek claritncahon Trom Okeechobee County Capita
Improvements. Addtionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a person.
al investigation as to requirements of the County.
The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids
Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST he wanted: o"Bid
AREA PROJECT NO. 2006-23".
Okeechobee County s an equal opportunity employer.

CASE NO,. 2006-CC-265
One (1) brown neglected horse.
(Aendedfrom 1027/06 at 9:30)
353 Lott Grade Road
Venus, FL 33960 (regular mail)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday,
November 7, 2006 at 9:00 am, or as
soon thereafter as counsel can be
heard, the undersigned will bring on to
(1) NEGLECTED HORSE pursuant to
section 828.073, t Flo atesu be-
fore the Honorable Shirey M. Brennan,
at the Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Court-
room D, Okeechobee, Florida.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and cor-
rect copy of the foregoing has been
fumishedby U.S. regular mail delivery
to the above-named persons) on this
25th of October, 2006.
Law Office of
By: Laura Ann McCall
County Attorney
FlaBar No.: 389749
400 NW. 2nd Street
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3131
If you a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost t ot the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Debbie Jenkins, at 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972,
telephone (863) 763-2131, within 2
working days of your receipt of this
Notice of Hearing; f you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
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The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a JOINT MEETING of the
Business Services and Perfor-
mance/Evaluation Committee to which
all persons are Invited:
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 8,
2006- 8:30 a.m.
Place: Workfce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
UnIversty Park
584 NW Unversity Blvd.
Port St. Lucile, Florida 34986
E .BElTo discuss matters concernm-
lg the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
Wrfoe Develpsment Board
? e measure Coast
University Park
584 NW University Blvd.-
Port St. Lucia, Flrida 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, In or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
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Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
The American- Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St. The Post phone number
is (863) 763-2950.
American' Legion Post 6-1 is
open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,"'
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11
a.m. until 3:30 p.m.; Wednes-
day, tacos and margaritas served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Satur-
day and Sunday from 1 until 9
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NASCAR on big screen
TV. Sausage, hot dogs, pizza and
$1 draft beer will be offered.
Happy Hour in the lounge
is from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday nights beginning at
6 p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is
served from 4:30 until 6 p.m.
Music will be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment
from 5 until 8 p.m.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call
Chuck Gillespie at (863) 697-
1451 -or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

'Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
"starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Saturday and Sundays:

music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov.
11 and 12: yard sale from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Donated items to
sell will be appreciated. On Sat-
urday, chicken wings' and
blooming onions will be sold at
2 p.m. for a donation

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on.
S.R. 70 East. For information,
call (863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at
7 p.m. First and third will be the
regular meeting starting at 8
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo
from 2 p.m. until ?

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Bucky
Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11: annual
turkey dinner from 4 until 7 p.m.
Eat-in or take out is available -
children's plate is not available
for take-out. The dinner is open
to the public. The suggested
donation is $7 for adults and
$3.50 for children under the age
of 10. Proceeds benefit dis-
tressed Worthy Brothers. For
information call Bucky Yoder at
(863) 467-7342; Kip Gardner at
(863) 357-0427; or, Jose Verano
at (863) 634-2071.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact W.M. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will
be served starting at 6 p.m. Call
for the menu. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is
the second and fourth Wednes-
day at 7 p.m'. :
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at
7:30 p.m.
Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting
on the first Tuesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the
second Wednesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday
at 1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.,
Karaoke with Chuck on
Sunday from 3 p.m. until ?, with
Turkey Shoot on the first
Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.
VFW Post #4423
~* The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W. 34 St.
Events are seasonal, contact the
Post at (863) 763-0818 for infor-
mation or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl.
34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Food will be available. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke
from 6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and ladies
auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is
striving for 100 percent. For
information, contact the quar-
termaster at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post opens at

noon, Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications
for new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
6r AmVets. Music will be avail-
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able .
Every Friday a steak .dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The,main meeting is on the
fourth Saturday.
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until
8 p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar, dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music
and dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m.
with the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The
club is also available for wed-
dings and parties. For informa-
tion call the club at (863) 763-
3378, Kip at (863) 610-6659, or
Keith at (863) 634-2682.
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W. will hold a din-
ner and dance on Saturday, Nov.
4, beginning with spaghetti din-
ner at 6 p.m. followed by music
by Phil Eddings at 7 p.m. $1 mar-
garitas will be served from 6
until 8 p.m. The public is invited.
Tickets are available for a $10
donation. For information and
tickets call Keith at (863) 763-
8072 or (863) 634-2682; Kip at
(863) 357-0427) or (863) 610-
6659 or the Shrine Club (863)

Community Events

Group's training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition outreach and train-
ing 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)

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

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.

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

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 WN. Park St. For information, call (863) 763-4320.

Dinner offered to military personnel
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., is offering a free
dinner buffet (dine-in only) to all U.S. veterans and active duty military
on Monday, Nov. 13, from'5 until 9 p.m. Disabled American Veterans
will be the beneficiary of any donations. Representatives will be on
site. In thanks for your service, we'd like to offer ours. For information,
call (863) 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 1.1:30 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) 462-0040.

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The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed proposals up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Tuesday December 5,2006 for
respondents to provide engineering design proposals for dredging, sediment dis-
posal and sediment stabilization.
All proposals must conform to the instructions in the RFR Interested respondents
may obtain a copy of the complete RFP (1) at the above address; (2) by down-
loading the solicitation from our webslte at w.swd.o (3) by calling
(561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290,
The public is Invited to attend the proposal opening. Further Information on the
status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
1.Oral Presentations: January 10,2007, B-2B 9:00 1:30 PM
(Alternate Date): January 12,2007, B1-2B 1:00 4:00 PM
All public meetings will be held at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms
referenced above. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South
Florida Water Management District, Procurement Department, RO. Box 24680,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33416-4680. Persons with disablites or handicaps
who need assistance may contact the District Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two
business days in advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one ormore members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms refer-
enced above. For more Information, please contact Patrick Wientr, Sr. Contract
Specialist, at (561) 682-6220.
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