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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

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Okeechobee News
may be late Nov. 8
The Wednesday, Nov. 8,
edition of the Okeechobee
News may be a little later than
normal so that we can give
our readers the most up-to-
date results from Tuesday's
general election.
Local races to be decided
Nov 7 include one county
commission seat and three
city council seats.
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flu shots offered
The Okeechobee Counity
Health D.epalrnmewt,...kee-
chobee County Di\ision'ot
Emergency managementnt
(OEM) .. and Okeechobee
County Sheriffs Office (OCSO)
are making it easier than ever
to get a flu shot with this
year's drive through flu immu-
nization clinic on Thursday,
Nov. 9.
This will be the second
year that the Okeechobee
County Health Department,
will be offering vaccinations in,
this new and unique way. The
health department has part-
nered with the OEM and
OCSO to test response capa-
bilities should an influenza
pandemic ever strike the U.S.
and affect the citizens of Okee-'
chobee County.
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Drought Index
Current: 561
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None
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Okeechobee NewsPete Gawda
As a reward for making all As. these students at Central Elementary School were taken
in a limousine to Ali's Arcade on Monday morning, Nov. 6. They are: (left to right, first
row), Emma Hunter. Terrance Robertson, Hosea Guajardo, Rachel Williams, Manual
Ramirez (second row), David Nunez. limousine driver. Timothy Shablom. Sheynon Her-
.nandez, -April Floyd,. Ryan Reister.LWopie erdomo. Dani-l SkiL ner and Peggy-Friend,
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Land. issue

goes before

city council

Council will The council is meeting in
the afternoon instead of in.the
meet at 2 p.m. evening due to the Nov. 7 gen-
S. eral election.
due to elections The council will also consid-
er the approval of an alley clos-
By Chauna Aguilar ing application, a service agree-
OkeechobeeNews ment regarding a general
drainage overview and some
The Okeechobee City Coun- parking issues with a local busi-
cil will meet on Tuesday at 2 ness.
p.m. in their chambers in City Property owner Frank Alto-
Hall to consider changing Iheir bello is requesting a revision of us'e rnap to accommodate thefuture land use map on a.
a proposed housing develop- 989-acre parcel of land located
rnent for employee of a compa-
ny that is moving here. See Land -Page 2

Two local

men charged

with break-ins

By Eric Kopp
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Two men have been arrest-
ed and booked into the Okee.-
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bond of $150,000 each for their
alleged connection with the
burglarizing of two homes in
the southwest portion of the
Arrested Sunday, Nov. 5,
were Luis Crespo, 29, Faye Cir-
cle North, Lakeland, and Hous-

ton Michael Suarez, 20, S.E.
15th Ave., Okeechobee. Both
men were charged with the
felonies of armed burglary of
an unoccupied dwelling (two
counts), grand theft-firearm
(two counts) and possession of
a firearm by a convicted felon.
Both men were also charged
with. petit theft, a misde-
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Drive-through flu

The Okeechobee County through flu immunization clinic,
Health Department, Okeechobee will be held in the north parking
County Division of Emergency lot at the health department on
Management (OEM) and Okee- N.W. Ninth Ave. Other dates and
chobee County Sheriffs Office locations will be released at a later
(OCSO) are making it easier than date as more vaccine becomes
ever to get a flu shot with this available.
year's drive through flu immu- The first day these immuniza-
nization clinic on Thursday, Nov. tions will be offered is Thursday,
9. Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This will be the second year Additional dates will be sched-
that the Okeechobee County uled in November and December.
Health Department will be offer- Flu season runs from October
ing vaccinations in this new and through March, often peaking in
unique way. The health depart- February. Each year, between 5
ment has partnered with the OEM percent and 20 percent of the U.S.
and OCSO to test response capa- population will come down with
abilities should an influenza pan- the flu, leading to 36,000 flu-relat-
demic ever strike the U.S. and ed deaths and 200,000 flu-related
affect the citizens of Okeechobee hospitalizations. If more Ameri-
County. cans get their flu shots, the more
The first of this year's drive those numbers will go down.


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between Southwest Sixth and
Second Streets to be changed
from single family to multi-family
and to rezone the same property
from holding to planned unit
The proposed development is
for housing for the future employ-
ees of Royal Concrete, which is
under construction off of U.S 98.
The development will consist
of concrete homes that will be
used as an incentive to keep qual-
ity employees at the plant.
According to Eric Engstrom,
the chief financial officer for Royal
Professional Builders, this will
open 400 jobs immediately, of
which the majority will come
from out of town in the beginning
due to previous training at anoth-
er existing facility.
However, 1,300 to 1,500 jobs
will be available once the plant
becomes fully operational. This
will be additional job openings for
the citizens of Okeechobee. The
plant is scheduled to open in the
second quarter of 2007.

When looking to develop the
plant in Okeechobee County, the
developers realized that there was
no affordable housing for
employees, so as a benefit to
retain good employees they
decided to create affordable hous-
ing for them.
The developers have been
active in community issues con-
cerning the Okeechobee Utility
Authority, school impact fees and
are willing to do whatever is nec-
essary to accommodate approval
for this development.
The city will also consider an
alley closing application submit-
ted by Brad Goodbread concern-
ing the north to south alleyway
located in Block 206, which is
,across from Pizza Heaven behind
the Auto Clinic.,
All utilities and departments
besides the public works depart-
ment have given approval to close
the alleyway. City engineer Oscar
Bermudez is objecting to the clos-
ing, however, due to possible
drainage problems in the future.
"We are aware of the critical
drainage problems... for that rea-
son the engineering office will
recommend not approving the
request for the alley closing until

shots to be offered

The cost of the vaccination is
$25, and Medicare is accepted.
Patients will receive a consent
form and information sheet when
they pull up. After signing, they
roll down their car window, roll
up their sleeve and a nurse will
administer the immunization.
Any adult over the age of 18 is
eligible for the immunization.
High-risk patients are encour-
aged to get their flu shots early to
afford for the greatest amount of
protection. That group includes,
but is not limited to: people 65
years and older; people who live
in nursing homes and other long-
term care facilities that house
those with long term illnesses;
adults with chronic heart or lung
conditions, including asthma;
adults who needed regular med-

future master drainage plans for
the City of Okeechobee are pre-
sented," stated Mr. Bermudez in a
The city will also think about
the approval of a service agree-.
ment with Mathers Engineering
Corporation regarding the general
drainage overview in connection
with the South Florida Water Man-
agement District's (SFWMD)
master drainage plan.
The services included are: the
collection and investigation of
background data; preliminary
analysis of the city's drainage as it
relates to the SFWMD master
drainage plan; and oral presenta-
tion to the city council of the
firm's recommendation in regard
to the plan and how the city
should proceed with the local and,
state agencies in the process.
The service agreement will
cost the city $2,500, which does
not include blueprints that will be
billed at company cost to the city.
Tom Murphy will address the
council on behalf of business
owners Anita and David Nuneiz
who are requesting a reduction in
parking requirements for the
property located at 701 N.E. Park

ical care or were in a hospital dur-
ing the previous year because of a
metabolic disease (like diabetes),
chronic kidney disease or weak-
ened immune system (including
immune system problems caused
by medicines or by infection with
human immunodeficiency virus
(HN/AIDS); women who will be
pregnant during the influenza
season; and people with any con-
dition that can compromise respi-
ratory function or the handling of
respiratory secretions like a con-
dition that makes it hard to
breathe or swallow, such as brain
injury or disease, spinal cord
injuries, seizure disorders or other
nerve or muscle disorders.
For information, contact the
Okeechobee County Health
Department at (863) 462-5819.

They were asked to add two
additional on-site parking spaces
to the office location but accord-
ing to Mr. Murphy the site had his-
torically utilized off-street parking.
Mr. Murphy indicated they cur-
rently have 15 regular spaces and
one parking space for the handi-
capped. The current occupant of
the office only utilizes it for three-
to-five hours a week and main-
tains it in order to have his occu-
pational license.
They are requesting that they
be allowed to utilize the adequate
on-site parking instead of adding
additional parking.
IIn other business, the council
Receive an update on the
Commerce Center from Travis
Chambers and have discussions
pertaining to Lots 4 and 5 of the
Commerce Center.
Consider an ordinance to
amend Ordinance No. 716 of the
Land Development Regulations
- specifically, Section 90-253 and
Section 90-512.
Consider approval of the
dealership bid and financing bid
for the 2007 police vehicles.
Discuss the billboard policy.

News Briefs

Garbage pickup schedule changed
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced there will
be no garbage pickup on Thursday, Nov. 23- Thanksgiving Day.
If your normal pick up day is Thursday, your garbage will be picked up
Friday, Nov. 24. Friday's pickup will then be done on Saturday, Nov. 25.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and
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
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for
the name, address and phone number of two people you want to
have contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, 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.
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 obliga-
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and informa-
tion about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website
U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the
Auxiliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and
other Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, adminis-
tration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and res-
For information, call (863) 763-0165.

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Sheriff's Office (OCSO) report by
Deputy Rusty Hartsfield states that
he and Sergeant Shannon Peter-
son respondedto a home on S.W.
20th St. Once at the home, they
noticed the front door was stand-
ing open.
After announcing their pres-
ence, the deputies then ordered
those in the home to come out.
One man, later identified as
Suarez, did exit the home. A
neighbor then told the deputies

Luis Houston
Crespo Suarez
that they had seen someone mov-
ing the curtains on a window in a
room at the back of the home.
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anyone in the home to come out.

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later identified as Crespo, exited
the home.
The homeowner told them
that no one was to be in the
Deputy Hartsfield stated in his
report that he had been told by
another homeowner in the area
that when he came home early
that morning he found his DVD
player lying on his couch. He then
began to look.around his home
and noticed that several firearms
were missing, as well as a Ninteri~
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Investigators then began to
search the home where the two
men were reportedly found.
Deputy Hartsfield stated in his
report that the firearms were
found under a bed in the room
where Crespo was reportedly hid-
The game system and cam-
corder were also found in the
The petit theft charge against
the, two men stems from the'
reported theft of food from one of
the homes that included spaghet-
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Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 c(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft
seminar Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to
stress the importance of financial literacy and assist the educa-
tional needs of the Okeechobee community.

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

OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the pup-
pet show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on
Feb. 1. Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Sec-
ond Ave. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Fla-
gler Parks #3 and 4, and will be 6keechobee's first juried art show.
For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-

Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue
March 2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call
(63) 357-MAIN.

Diabetes support group meeting site changed
The diabetes support group meetings scheduled for November
and December will not be held at Raulerson Hospital. For informa-,
tion, call the hospital's public relations director at (863) 824-2702.

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

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Seminole students discuss Veterans' Day

In observance of Veterans'
Day, the faculty and students of
Seminole Elementary School
are engaging in a
number of age
designed to give
them a basic
understanding of
how and why Veterans' Day is
Many of our students are dis-
cussing the origins of Veterans'
Day, what it means to be a vet-
eran, and the American Flag.
They're celebrating the free-
doms Americans enjoy by par-

ticipating in a number of hands-
on activities.
In third, fourth, and fifth
grade, the students are writing
letters and thank you notes to
veterans and soldiers; dis-
cussing freedom and their inter-
pretation of it, reading books
about the subject; writing
essays about the history of Vet-
erans' Day; and creating
posters that encompass their
entire perspective of Veterans"
In kindergarten, first, and
second grade, the students are
also writing letters and thank
you notes to veterans and sol-

diers; creating red, white, and
blue bookmarks, collages, and
flags; reading books on the sub-
ject; and creating posters that
show what Veterans' Day
means to them.
All students are invited to the
Seminole Elementary School
Veterans' Day Flag Raising Cer-
emony. On Nov. 9, 2006, at 9:30
a.m., the student council offi-
cers and representatives will
hoist the flag and lead the stu-
dent body in the Pledge of Alle-
Mrs. Erin Ellinger, Semi-
nole's music teacher, will sing
the National Anthem and has

selected a number of musical
pieces to be played throughout
the ceremony. Several students
will be reciting poems about
Veterans' Day and the American
Flag. After observing a moment
of silence in respect for Ameri-
can veterans, and after closing
remarks, the ceremony will
conclude as patriotic music
The Seminole Elementary
School Veterans' Day Flag Rais-
ing Ceremony will-prove to be
an exciting event. Please
remember that there will be no
school on November 10 in
observance of Veterans' Day.

IRCC to hold nursing information session

Learn how you can become a
licensed practical nurse at a free
information session on Wednes-
day, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m., at Indian
River Community College's Dixon
Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W Ninth
Applications and information

programs which prepare students
for employment as a licensed
practical nurse. Licensed practical
nurses are in demand in hospitals,
clinics, doctor's offices, nursing
homes and other health care facili-
ties around the Treasure Coast.
Students in the practical nurs-

vide skilled nursing care in a vari-
ety of settings, and gain clinical
experience in hospitals, rehab cen-
ters, nursing homes, and other.
local health care facilities. They
help care for sick, injured and
handicapped people, under the
direction of doctors and registered

will be provided about training ing program are prepared to pro- nurses.

IRCC's part-time practical nurs-
ing program is a certificate pro-
gram providing preparation for the
National Council Licensure Exami-
nation for Practical Nursing.
For information, contact the
IRCC Nursing Department at (772)
462-7432, or the Dixon Hendry
Campus at (863) 824-6006.,

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Learn about free GED preparation at IRCC

Treasure Coast residents are
invited to learn about Indian
River Community College's free
programs to earn a GED or high
school diploma at an Open
House held on Thursday, Nov. 9,
at IRCC campuses throughout
the area.
"You can sign up now for
one of IRCC's free programs to
get a high school education for
a better job and -.brighter
future," said Dr. Tony lacono,
associate dean, IRCC Develop-
mental Education. "Visit our
Open House, meet our friendly
teachers and find out more!"

Information on IRCC's Adult
High School, GED Preparation,
and English as a second lan-
guage programs, as well as the
new pre-health academy track
for health care career training,
will be available. Participants
will also learn how they can
continue their education at
IRCC. In fact, IRCC enables stu-
dents to prepare for their GED
while pursuing career training
aTlthe same time.
Students can prepare for the
GED exam in flexible time-
frames or take advantage of
convenient online GED prepara-

The Open House events will
be held at the following cam-
puses and times:
IRCC Main Campus,
Tomeu Center for Career & Aca-
demic Advancement, 3209 Vir-
ginia Ave., Fort Pierce, 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. & 6 until 8 p.m.,
(772) 462-7401.
IRCC St. Lucie West Cam-
pus, 500 NW California Blvd.,
Po, ,-t. Lucie, 6 until 8 p.m.,
(772) 336-6206 (Near Tradition
Field/Mets Stadium).
IRCC Chastain Campus,
Thomas Career Tech Building,

2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart,
6'until 8 p.m., (772) 419-5612.
IRCC Mueller Campus,
6155 College.Lane, Vero Beach,
6 until 8 p.m., GED Bldg. A,
Room 114 & ESL Bldg. B.
Room 101, (772) 226-2510 (Off
Rt. 60-and 58th Avenue, just
south of Home Depot).
IRCC Dixon Hendry Cam-
pus; 2229 N.W. 9th Ave., Okee-
chobee, 6 until 8 p.m., (863)
Refreshments will be served
and door prizes awarded. For
more information, call toll-free
1-866-866-4722, ext. 7400'.

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Delgado, Chad Forde, Caitlin Sheffield, Kristopher Pope, Keyana Nelson, Kyle Mullins,
Colton Smith, Willie Pattison, Levi Summerford, Kain Sarros, Jonathan Ritter, Katelyn
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Gene Mayo
Gene Mayo, age 73, of Okee-
chobee, died Saturday, Nov. 4,
2006, at Raulerson Hospital. Born
May 21, 1933, he had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past 12
years. He was involved in the VFW,
American Legion, and the Blue
Boys at Raulerson. He enjoyed call-
ing bingo and fishing.
He is preceded in death by: his
wife, Nancy Mayo.
He is survived by: his son,
Richard (Kathy) Mayo of Whitehall,
Ohio; daughter, Terry Shay of
Gahanna, Ohio; brother, Christo-
pher Columbus Mayo, Jr. of Okee-
chobee; sister, Marian Sue Price of
Huntington, W.Va.; and, grandchil-
dren, Jason Shay and Christina
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Martha Frances Going
Martha Frances Going, age 85,
of Fort Pierce, died Sunday, Nov. 5,
2006 at the Orchid Villas Assisted
Living Facility in Fort Pierce. Born
Dec. 10, 1920, in Calvary Ga., Ms.
Going lived in Okeechobee from
the age of ten until she moved to
Fort Pierce four years ago. She
enjoyed crocheting.
She is survived by her son, Virgil
(Virginia) Going of Fort Pierce and
brother, Glen (Peggy) Going of
Okeechobee. In addition, she is

survived by five grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thurs-
day, Nov. 9, 2006, from 1 p.m. until
service time at 2 p.m. at the Buxton
Funeral Home. Interment will be in
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Sue Jane Harlow
Sue Jane Harlow, age 54, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Nov. 3,
2006, at JFK Medical Center in
She was born Aug. 24, 1952, in
Osceola, Ark. and is formerly of
Ethridge, Tenn.
She enjoyed traveling, fishing
and spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by: her
mother, Mary Imogene Brewer.
She is survived by: her husband
of 20 years, Bill Harlow of Okee-
chobee; father, Farris Brewer of
Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; daughter,
Stacey (Kevin) Clark of Okee-
chobee; brothers, Farris "Buddy"
Brewer, Jr. and Lee (Brenda) Brew-
er of Ruskin; sisters, Geneva Week
of Okeechobee and Robin (Mick-
ey) Higgins of New Castle, Del;
and, grandchildren, Austin, Mason
and Hunter Clark.
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home and Crema-
tory, 110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
BIG PICTURE: This is about the Democrat crybabiesout here in Okee-
chobee that keep complaining about the Republican Party and about all
the little scandals going on. People, you need to understand one thing
before this election comes up. This president has a big job to do. He has
to protect this entire nation. And so far since 9/11 there hasn't been a ter-
rorist attack, the economy is better than it has been for many years and
you need to look at the big picture. Don't be so selfish to think that just
your own personal problems are the only ones out here in the world. At
this time we need to make sure our nation stays safe. It's like the old say-
ing: if it isn't broken, don't fix it.

AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: I would like to commend Pete Gawda for the
article in Saturday's Okeechobee News on the Agri-Civic Center. One
item not mentioned was the walkways the commissioners forgot about
when they forgot about the parking lot lights. But the biggest expense not
reported is the interest on a $6 million-plus loan for bonds. At 5 percent,
this would amount to over $300,000 a year. An air conditioned building
was not in the original plans but in order to have a fair that is being con-
templated at another million, or so, dollars. And there is still no sign say-
ing what the building is. This has been discussed with prices of up to
$135,000 as I remember. Maybe the commissioners are hiding these
costs from us poor old taxpayers.

SCHOOL DISTRICT: I would like to say kudos to Dr. Cooper and the
Okeechobee County School District for making our district an absti-
nence-only district. As a parent, I want to thank all of them for standing
firm on this issue and I also believe that sexual activity belongs in the
home and not in school. So thank you very much, Dr. Cooper and all the
school districtfor standing firm on this issue.

CAT SALES: I have a question regarding Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center. It's supposed to be a 501(C)(3). That is supposed to be a
rehab and release for wildlife and far as I understand. My question is how
is it she is breeding wildcats and selling them for profit? Doesn't that
defeat the purpose of saving the animals and releasing them? And does
she check people that she sells these wild cats to? That's no 501 (C)(3)
non-profit ifyou are breeding exotic wildcats and selling them for money,
lots of money.
Editor's Note: There are actually two companies Arnold's Exotics
and Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Only the rehabilitation cen-
ter is a non-profit corporation. The other is a for-profit company. The
cats to which you refer are actually sold through the for-profit company.
The profits are then given to the non-profit rehabilitation center to-pay
its bills and to fund the center. The rehabilitation center is a 501(C)(3)
non-profit corporation. The center gets no state or federal funds, so it
relies on donations and the sale ofthe cats to pay its every day bills. The
cats are bred in captivity and are not native to Florida and, therefore,
cannot be released to the wild in the state. The center is licensed by the
United States Department'of Agriculture, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission and other federal agencies. In states where
permits are required, potential purchasers must supply copies of the
permits. In states where permits are not required, the center must con-
tact authorities there forregulations.

WHO CARES?: I read the Speak Out comment as to whether Charlie
Crist is a homosexual or not. Who cares? I didn't vote for Crist, but cer-
tainly his sexual preference had nothing to do with it. I can't believe peo-
ple are so ignorant that that would matter.

THANKYOU: Thank you to the man who turned in my red glass case
to the convenience store U.S. 441 South. I thank you from the bottom of
my heart.

ATVs: Viking, Property, also known as the Prairie, is private property.
Those who own acreage there, have the right to use their own property.
They do not have the right to' run all over the whole area, trespassing on
other people's land. Before anyone started to build houses up there, this
happened a lot and there was not much control over it. But now people
have built houses and fenced pastures and they do not want people tres-
passing on their land. The only place you can ride ATVs legally in the
county is on your own property, or on private property that you have the
owner's permission to use;

CLUB: If the group can hold their meetings without any reference, men-
tioning, inferring or anything to do with sexual orientation then I say let them
have their meetings. What can they talk about? Their whole premise for the
meeting is to bring "understanding" to their lifestyle. And that lifestyle is
bringing attention to their sexuality. I would not agree with the school allow-
ing a group of heterosexual juveniles, or anyone else for that matter, sitting
around discussing theirsexual orientation on the taxpayer's dime.

A GOOD THING: As much as I disagree with the topic, under the
Equal Access Law they will probably get their meetings. And that should
be OK as their right to meet will be backed by protection of our Civil
Rights. No matter what the issue, that is a good thing

LEARNING: I think schools are getting way too out of hand with teach-
ing and allowing stuff that parents should be doing. Iput my kids in private
school because this was one of the reasons. But, hey, it's a law then go
for it. Anything that causes debate, learning and teaching I agree with.
NO CLUB: Gay students should not have a club at schools. There
should be no clubs unless they are related strictly to education all other
clubs should be performed outside of school and gay clubs should not be
accepted anywhere or anytime.

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Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.,
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. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. 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-
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297. !
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral 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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64,510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39,
who are interested in working towards the betterment of our com-
munity. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until I p.m at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the Ne\\ Hot izn building.
16i0 S.\V. Second Axe., from 7 p rn. until S 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.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 am. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257:
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 Gra-
ham 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., ini Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St.
For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRAwill 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-
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.

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Community Events

Healthy Start directors to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. in the New Endeavors School building. This meeting is open
to the public. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin
at (863) 462-5877.
Ministries will meet Nov. 9
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at
the Palmdale Community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main, for food and fellowship followed by the word at 7 p.m.
brought this month by Tommy Shephard of Venus. For information,
call (863) 612-0640.
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 6 until 8 p.m. Information will be available on IRCC's adult high
school, GED preparation and English as a second language pro-
grams. For information, call 1-866-866-4722, ext. 7400.
Dallas Brassto appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or
a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check made
out to the OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High School,
2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section will be
reserved for Okeechobee school employees. For information, con-
tact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.
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. 10
and 11. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Tickets are available
during' regular business hours at the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, at 55 S. Parrott Ave. The performances will be at 8 p.m.
in the auditorium at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus on S.W
Second Avenue at Seventh Street. For information, contact Ron
Hayes at (863) 763-1307.
Youth 4-H livestock show slated
There will be a youth 4-H livestock show at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on Friday, Nov. 10, and Sat-
urday, Nov. 11. There will be 150 cattle from across the state. Com-
petition 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,
Nov. 10. The meal includes one-fourth chicken, cole slaw, baked
beans, roll and dessert for a donation of $6. Take out only is available
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dine in or take out from 4 until 7 p.m. Deliv-
er .is available for 10 or more dinners. Tickets are available at the
church office. Or, orders may be faxed to (863) 763-2481 by 10:30
a m. Thursday. Include contact name, phone number and address
for dinners to be delivered.
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)
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 park-
ing 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
giveaways. For costs and information, call Sam at (863) 634-8980.
Masons hosting turkey dinner
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237,107 N.W Fifth Ave., will host
their annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 until 7 p.m.
The dinner is open to the public. Eat-in or take-out is available. Take-
out plates will not be available for children's plates. Proceeds from
the dinner will benefit distressed Worth Brothers. For information
and the suggested donation for each dinner call Bucky Yoder at
(863) 467-7342; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; or, Jose Verano at
(863) 634-2071.
Eagles Aeries plan yard sale
Eagles Aeries #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have a yard sale on
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donat-
ed items to sell will be appreciated. Also on Saturday, Nov. 11, chick-
en wings and blooming onions will be sold at 2 p.m. for a donation.
Church to host yard sale
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold a
redemption yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. until ? All
proceeds will go to the Voice of the Martyrs Ministry. For informa-
tion, 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 Fit-
ness 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 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All interest-
ed persons are invited. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. For infor-
mation call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863)
Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
Nov. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave.,
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be served. For informa-
tion, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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, 206
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 discuss
books is welcome. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Passwaters and Hester hook first place in bass tourney

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Charles Passwaters and his
partner Mark Hester fought high
winds and rough water to bring
in the winning bag of fish Satur-
day afternoon at the Christian
Team Trail monthly tournament
held at the Okee-Tantie Marina.
Passwaters and Hester earned
$800 for their 18.86 lb. catch.
Bob Owens and Fred George
brought in five fish weighing a
total of 14.50 lbs. to capture sec-
ond place. They received $400
for the win.
Third place went the team of
Clint Mehrer and Justin Schwier

for their 14.41 lb. catch. They
took home a check for $232 for
the win and another check for
$252 for having the big fish of the
day-a 6.44 lb. beauty.
Jack Harrison and Robert
Delisle finished in fourth place
with 13.71 lbs. of fish. They
received a check for $180 for
their morning on the lake.
Bill Rose and Craig Smith fin-
ished in fifth place with 12.77
lbs. They collected a check for
$155 for the win. They also had
the second big fish of the day. It
weighed 5.61 lbs. and earned
$168 for the team.
Ken Barber and John Barber
brought 11.85 lbs. to the scale to

finish in sixth place. They col-
lected $115 for their efforts.
Seventh place was awarded
to Dan Boles and David Field for
their 11.44 lb. bag of fish. They
took home a check for $100.
Mike Krause and Dick Morse
finished in eighth place with 8.39
lbs. They received a check for
Ninth place went to Tim
Arnold for his 7.85 lb. catch. He
earned $70 for his efforts.
The next Christian Team Trail
tournament will take place on
Dec. 2 at the Okee-Tantie Marina.
Weigh-ins will take place at 1

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Pat Ziglar
Charles Passwaters (left) and Mark Hester (right) took first
place in the monthly Christian Team Trail bass tournament
held Saturday at Okee-Tantie Marina. Their bag containing
five fish weighing a total of 18.86 lbs. won them $800.

Clint Mehrer brought a 6.44
lb. bass to the scale to claim
big fish honors. He is the part-
ner of Justin Schwier (not pic-
tured). The team took home a
check for $252 for the honor.

Tigers stop Brahmans 21-0

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Brahmans
(3-7) ended their 2006 football
season Friday night at the Cane
Field in Clewiston with a 21-0 loss
to the Clewiston Tigers (10-0).
The Brahman defense kept the
Tigers scoreless in the first quar-

ter. They broke through the Brah-
man defense to score in the sec-
ond quarter and went into the
locker room at half time ahead 7-
The Tigers scored twice in the
third quarter to pull ahead of the
Brahmans 21-0.
The Brahmans dug in during

the fourth quarter and held the
undefeated Tigers from scoring in
the fourth.
The game ended with the
Tigers up 21-0.
Brahman Lonnie Pryor had 16
rushing attempts for 38 yards, fol-
lowed by LeShawn Henderson's
four attempts for 10 yards.

OG & CC weekly results

PI.G.S. League
Oct. 31: First place-Max Sher-
ry. Second place-John Moore.
Last place-Norm Beck. Closest
to pin-(2) Jack Harrison, (8) Ben
Burdeshaw, (11) Owen Dickson
and (17) Russ. Adams.
Nov. 1: First place-Kenny Cur-
ran. Second place-Tom Jewell.
Last place-Russ Adams. Closest


golf tourney

The Russ Adams Taekwondo
America golf tournament took
place on Oct. 21, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club.
The results were: first place-
Howard Shelkie, Lou Cox, Cleto
Ferguson and Keith Stripling.
Members of the second place
team were Bill Casian, Ron Smet
and Jack Kidwell. Jimmy, Meri-
cle, Jeff Mericle, Joe Mericle and
Gizmo took last place. The win-
ners of the longest drive (white
tees) were H. Walker; (yellow
tees) Earl Gaudy and (red tees)
Juanita White. The winners of
the closest to the pin competi-
tion were (white tees) Blake L.,
(yellow tees) Perry Carlton and
(red tees) Penny King.

Sports Briefs

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

OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
T's as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact
coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-

OHS rodeo team
seeking members
The Florida High School
Rodeo Association (FHSRA) and
the Okeechobee High School
Rodeo Team are getting ready to
kick off a new season, and the
team is looking for new mem-
If you would like to take part
in this great sport, contact Dar-
lene Bass al (863) 634-5815; or,
go to the FHISRA websitc at and
then go to the membership page
and download your forms.

to pin-(2) Kenny Curran, (8)
Russ Adams, (11) no one and
(17) Russ Adams.
Nov. 3: Traveled to KOA.
First place-Vinnie Malone. Sec-
ond place-Carol Plymessar.
Last place-Bruce Syjud. Clos-
est to pin-(2) Russ Adams, (5)
Max Sherry, (7) Russ Adams,
(14) Kenny Curran and (16)

Russ Adams.
Oct. 31: Low Net. First place-
Ida Curtis. Second place (tie)-
Phylis Koff and Nancy McAlin-
Nov. 2: Mutt & Jeff. First
place-Fran Dierig. Second place
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Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness
Center, 916 W.N. Park St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4320.
Diabetes support group
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meetings scheduled for November
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day from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no
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Community Events

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.
Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held
Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, from
10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov, 18, from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library dis-
cards are half price. Proceeds will be used to augment the DVD col-
lection. The Library is located at 206 S.W. 16th St. For information,
call (863) 763-3536.
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 Satur-
day, 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.
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.
Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading pro-
grams is open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church
Recreation Outreach Center, 310 S.W. Fifth St., for boys and girls in
grades one through six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.
Ministry plans Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will hold their 20th free commu-
nity Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23. This meal is avail-
able to anyone who would like a meal. You may join us at Grace
Brethren Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. To
help provide this free dinner, they are also looking for monetary
donations to purchase the food. Checks can be sent to Grace Min-
istries, P.O. Box 663, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. They will also need
people to cook the turkeys ahead of time, and volunteers to serve
and do deliveries on Thanksgiving Day. For information, or if you
need a dinner delivered to your home, call Bonnie at (863) 763-
Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee
Main Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Con-
test. Windows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's
annual lighting ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 fol-
lowing the Christmas Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque
for the year to display as being the Christmas window decorating
winner. For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street executive
director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this.year and will take place:
on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Many
beautiful homes have been scheduled for the tour but there is
always room for one more. For information, call Bill Casian at (863)
Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enactment,
will take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway Rd. in Fort
Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The camps will be
open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are battles through-
out the day with the main battle at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the camps %will
be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the battle at I p.m. Fees are;
adults, $3; Children, $1; under age 6, free. Parking is $1. All proceeds
benefit the Saint Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post 400. The event
is hosted by 8th Florida Company C, 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Regiment. For information and admission fees call Anita Errico-
Smith at (772) 465-7608, or; and Lou Rausch at
(772) 359-6541, or Greyrideri
VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
annual Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until
3 p.m. Biscuits and gravy will be served. For information and fees,
call Shirley Jarrell at (863) 467-9450.
OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held Monday, Dec.
4, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second
Ave. Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second
Ave. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

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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
Theatre III "Flicka"(PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


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 chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
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and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and 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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. Aves-
sel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is
not restricted to veterans. Call the
Post at (863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted

for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby
desk at Raulerson Hospital for a
Volunteer Application. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
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PARK, N Miami Beach FL.
(2) $8000. or will separate
Neg. (561)795-9056

PIT BULL, Male, found in
Okeechobee Little Farms
area. Call to identify
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classli-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze!

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

FREE you must pick up
4yr. old Amer. Bulldog & twin
female Calico cats, lyr. Cats
go as a pair. 863-634-6106
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
Must take all

HOMELESS, Educated, Single
White Male, 58yrs. old. Smok-
er, Non Drinker looking for re-
lationship. (863)585-6601
The clasilfleds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.

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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.
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Drver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.

($30,000 to start)
For Busy
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1111 S. Parrot Ave.

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and Interesting person. No
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o t E oy men
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
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

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

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Big Cypress

High SchoolDiploma 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

Immokalee Reservation
Work with Family Service & Education
Depts. to provide counseling services
to students at home and school.
Develop and follow a Truancy plan.
Bachelors degree in Education or
Psychology. Masters in Mental
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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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
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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.
2 DFWP, Benefits,
S401K, 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 driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or


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Candidate must read, speak
and understand English, be
able to lift up to 50 Ibs. and
possess a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Applications now being
accepted at:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
106 SWCR 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V
Valid DL- Drug Tested
1505B S. Parrott Ave
Gilbert Snapper and Golf Cars
has a position open for
Service Technician. Apply at
315 S. ParrottAve.
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.,

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

The Okeechobee News is
looking for a highly crea-
tive individual to be a part
of our ad services team.
Do you enjoy a fast-paced,
deadline-driven, creative
and fun environment? Put
you creativity to the test by
helping local businesses
generate traffic by devel-
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advertisements. You'll
work closely with ad reps
to design both retail and
classified display adver-
tisements. You'll jalo be
involved in Iroducirg spe-
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perience w in Winoows.
knowledge 'ol Ou.3rk ana
.Photoshop;, soiid design
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Position avadl in Sebnnq
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$20/hr. partici ring iiinrmock
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medial Services435


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

Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

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

WINDOW UNIT, 220v, works
good. $200 neg.
10,000 BTU's. Good condi-
tion. $40. (863)467-4035

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

COFFEE POT: Sunbeam,,
Black, New. $15
DRYER- GE, Looks like new.
Runs good. $65..
Freeze, No Frost, Upright,
$200. (863)467-5709
GAS STOVE, Tappan 4 burner
white. $150.863-675-1553
Shelvador. $150
Commercial grade. Tan.
$200 each. (863)357-1999
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classilleds

But in Very good condition.
$90. (863)674-1662

BICYCLES (2) Large & Small,
Man's & Woman's 26" $70 for
both, will sep. (863)467-0044
or 863-610-1715
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..

JACKETS- Leathner. Male,
Large & Females, Exrra large
& Fur coal Never worrn.
$190 ror all38631357-0125

items Rare inems. items from
Graceland. memorabilia $550
neg.| 863)467-0627
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Ex. cona. $400
or besi offer" 863-763-8943
Varielv $50 or best oiler
MOLDS- Byron molds, See-
ley eic. $2000 All or seii sep
CHURN etc.. $500
& more, approx 71 ilem,.
3.4 new in oo $175. lor a;l.
Or besl ofter 863-467-5052

Ollice, g3mes. FasI, $175
LOGITECH Quick Cam, lor
Noteboo's Delu.,.e new
ond., $25. 863)675-2596
1220S. All nardware Elira
sonware. Peril I or II, $25
i863)675-49,OLv msg.

BED RAILS- King size, asking
like new, $15
BEDS, TWIN: (2) Complete.
Captain style w/6 drawers be-
low. Asking $400 for both, will
sep. (863)467-1789 .
BR SET Queen size, no mat-
tress, dresser, headbord,
mirror, nightstand, $75.
863-675-3764 or 673-6226.
white, king size, dressers,
night stand & armoire'$350
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
bles Wrought Iron w/Glass
Tops. Like new. $250. for set
new, $200 (863)357-6997
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
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Retanglar Very good
cond, w/4 chairs. Pd $450.
asking $125. (863)467-2366
RECLINER, Blue, $50

w/frame, dressers included,
all light pine $250 for all
SOFA with pillows, $35. Call
863-675-3764 or
matching set, good condi-
tion. $100 for both.
(863)675-1617 .after, 6pm
blue/greeb/burgundy, asking
$75. (863)675-4098

COLT 38, $300 or trade.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
mount, 22" x 29", exc. cond.
holds 4 rifles, small drawer in
bottom $15 1863)610-i276
PISTOL- 380 automatic $250
REMMINGTON 700 22/250
cal., scope, sling &case.
Exc. cond. $600.
863-357-5754 T .- .
REVOLVER-038 cal Taurus,
Stainless steel, 2 barrel
New condition. Witn evlras
$325. (863)610-1120
SHOTGUN- 12ga, auto, Moss-
berg. $265 (502)931-8101l
takes it. 83-467-9892

PROFORM 700-S- Magnetic,
- Resistance,'Eliptical exercis-
er with electronic monitor
$75. (863i674-0098

w/surrounding diamonds,
$450. Neg. (863)675-7105.
chain with rriomlorcycle niedal-
lion, new $150. Asiriag $100
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it In the clds-
sfledls." .

CEILING FANS (3) 5 blades,
white with light kit, $75 for
all 3 or best offer. Call
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call

1 year, asking $100
(772)360-5299 Okeechobee
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299
needs batteries. Good cond.
$500. 863-357-1632
JET 2 POWER CHAIR electric
wheelchair, w/battery &
chrgr. Good cond. New $2K,
Sell $750.863-763-4536
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
electric, mod#1113 w/joy-
stick. Small turning7radius.
Exc.cond. $2300.763-6907
SCOOTERS (2), Rascal, bat-
tery operated, like new,
1 needs work. $400 for both.
TRIC adjustable bed w/vi-
brate. features, remote. Exc.
cond. $1200.863-763-6907
condition. $200/set.

$50. (863)357-6617
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.

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i Room Additions Florida Rooms i
I Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaste' (863) 634-2044

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w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New,
never used. $2200.
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
rolling channel. $775

BANJO- Baldwin, 5 string, old-
er model, very heavy, new
head, strings, xtra strings &
books $350 (863)697-9704
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, Exc.
cond., Tweed hard case,
$350. (863)763-8667
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
TAR- w/hard shell case,
curly maple top, $450
(863)357-0344 vlye msg
VOX ORGAN-w/rhythm & per-
cussion, complete w/stool,
$200 (772)360-5299 Okee-

Engraver-Newhermes, Elec-
tric Engravograph w/many
templates & letter sizes includ-
ed $1500 (863)763-7609
FILE CABINET, 2 drawers, $50
or best offer. (863)801-4949

CHIHUAHUA- 5 mos, male,
cream/tan, asking $130
old, very tiny,. female, black
w/white markings. $300 neg.
2 ft., good appetite, 10 gal.
tank w/access. $150 or best
offer. 863-673-6508
CURR PUPPIES, 6 males & 4
females, 8 weeks old, $50
each. (561)644-1957 or
males, 10 wks. old, black &
tan, w/health certificates. $300
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
males, AKC registered, 2.5
yrs old. $1600.
w/2 hammocks, 2 litter box-
es Ioys, ooad bowl & water
Done, $100. (8631357-2988
FERRET- healthy, lame. 1 yr
old, rare colors,
play, inclds reg apers, $60
(863)983-3740 lewiston
,:ii btll.rT n & r dis. M.'F.
adorable, 1s i srois, $500
eacn (863)946-3857
PET CAGES- 1 large, 1 medi-
um for traveling, $65 for
Dotn or will sell sep
.old, wormed. Adorable, must
see!l $450 for Females, $400
for Males. (863)675-7105.

askirig 70 (863)675-7105

POOL SUPPLIES, San a filter
w/pump & 4 stej w/rail
staircase. $300. Call tor
more details.

with paint balls & el acces-
sories. $150 (863)457-8187
Turns your pool table into a
regular table $20
complete, woods, irons, etc.
Good cond. $125.

STEREO- CD, Cassette player,
AM/FM With speakers; $60.
STREET EDGE, (2), 200 watt
amps, $175 for both
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call

Uike new, works perfecL $500.
PANASONIC High Definition
TV, 54", Cinema Vision,
$1100 or best offer.

da/ingersoll Rand, dual tank,
no hrs. Sacrifice at $550.
863-674-0416 Labelle
Porter Cable 1.6 HP, 4 gal
pancake type, new $169
asking $135 (863)357-3369
CONST. EQUIP. For Sale: Lad-
ders 20' & 40', alum walk-
ways, tool boxes, air comp.
$1500 for all (863)261-6892

Townhouses -Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925'
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property'-
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955'
Storage Space -
Rent 960

BELLE GLADE- remodeled 1br,
1ba, $325/mo., Call"
(786)285-8872 or
moniqueq@comcastnet .
dock. 1br, 1lba, Furn'd: in-
cludes Util & Dish TV. No pets.
$750 mo. (863)467-1950
No pets. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
on quiet SL Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $600
mo. + sec. & refs. Includes
utilities. (863)467-5616
Villa, 2br/2ba, $850 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env., no pets, lawn main, 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750


Excellent Location!
Only $500.00 per
month + shared

1120 S. Parrott Ave.
"The White House"

LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront LG.
3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wail. Will do
seasonal. 863-634-5236

IG nrlCnrci ngI

BHR 2/2 Doublewide
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yeary Lease, No Pets.

Manufactured Home, 1995
3/2, selling as is, $10,000.
M/H 3BR/1.5BA
100xi25' lot. Very. Livable
Handyman special Furnished,.
many extras. $50,000 cash.
Owner may finance w/half
down. 863-447-6054
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/ W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable
OKEE- 1BR/1BA in nice adult
M/H park. Fully fum., newly re-
modeled. $1 8,900.
'94 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
Trailer. $175,000 Sally Stone,
Owner/Agent New Wave
Realty (772)285-5856


Single rail, new tires, lights &
fenders.$1450 (863)674-0898
LaBelle area

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

LADDER- Gorilla type folding
ladder. Brand new. $100.
many to list! $2500 for all, will
sep. 863-467-0044 or
WOODWORKERS- radial arm
saw, joiner/planer, sanders,
drill press, bandsaw, &more
$1800 (561)718-8580


Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellpieous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock. 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/ "
Flowers 865

12 years old. For intermedi-
ate rider. $1000
GELDING 7 yr. old, good trail
horse, 4 high white, socks &
blaze, beautiful. Reduced to
$1200. (863)509-3446
SADDLE- 14" Bob Marshall,
Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
tern, With silver. Asking
$1600. (863)697-2022
SADDLE- 14" Western, Fab-
tron, Fiberglass tree. Good
condition. $275.
brown/white, about 10
hands, $1000

Honaa XL 32000 psi, 11 HP
$350 (863)675-0247
side, like new, $100.
066)357-6617 ""!-*
JOHN DEERIE Hydro 185,
17hp riding Tiower, li.e new
cond. $895. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337
JOHN DEERE walk behind,
54" comm'l mower, runs &
works great. $895
LAWN AERATOR- pull behind
36" wide spike aerator, 18
tines, adjustable, good con-
dition $55 (561)315-7731

Rentals ,

2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, Newl Large
House, Large Yard. Bring pets!
$1295. mo. + 1st, last& sec.
dep. Call 561-723-2226
FRONT, br2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
main $850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or

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

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

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

Real Estate

Co nmerial "
Property-.Saie 1010
Townhouses SSale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Huntlg Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State .
Property Sale .1055
Property Inspectionlf060
Real Estate Wantedl1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
terfront Property 1080

BELLE GLADE- Apartment
building for sale. Lg 30
units, CBS, individual me-
ters, Recently renovated. Go-
ing for reasonable price, Call
(786)285-8872 or '-
moniqueq@comcast net

BASSWOOD, 3/2 CBS. split
plan OuIl '05 wall new ce-
ramic tiles. $153.900.
BRAND NEW Owner will help
pay closing costs on this
3br/2ba CBS home w/gar. in
comm. w/pool & tennis.,High
ceilings, numerous upgrades.
$214K. Open Sunday, Nov.5,
1-4pm. 5006 SE 42nd St.
2ja dDi wide on laKe, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Ra room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/lift,
fenced rear yard, full sprinkler
system: Asking $155,000
Possible Owner Financing
Readyto move in!
Spacious 3/2w/lake access.
Owner financing avail.
$185,000. (863)634-5236
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-8114
Priced reduced! $25,000.
below appraisal @ $250,000.
NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, al appl's..
$185K. For info 863-610-0973
Owner Financing Available
906 NW 3rd Street, 3 BR, 1
BA, CBS, Large fenced yard.
$149,900. (772)794-2800


Boats 3005
Ja 3015
Marine Acamsories 3020.
Marin Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

BASS BOAT: 2002 Ranger,
520 VX w/225 hp Mercury.
Still under warranty. $21,500.
BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw
'98, w/motor & trailer, Merc
Mariner 150hp, Exc cond.
$11,995 (863)357-8702
50hp Johnson, elect, mtr.,
w/trlr. w/new tires. Exc.
cond. $1800.863-467-6054
CANOE- 14' Aluminum, square
back, $275 (863)675-0300
CRISCRAFT 84- 15ft, with
trailer, Chrysler motor, needs
work $300.or best offer
DECK BOAT 23ft 130hp
Yamaha, full Bimini. w/trlr.
F/F, depth. Good condition.
$8,500. (863)675-7777 eves.
DUCK BOAT 14.2' Arthur
Armstrong w/Highlander trlr.
w/new'tires. Refurb.w/lock
cover.$1500. 863-467-0371
HOUSEBOAT, 50', needs some
repair, '$3000.
(561)261-0766 for appt. to
-better than new. Loaded.
W/trlr. $17,500.
JON BOAT, 14', needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
(863)234-9663 or
JON BOAT- 16', full equipped
with trailer, Must See i,
$2000 (863)673-0242
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp .
Evinrude, $2495 firm.
Top, fishing lights, 70HP
Evinrude, Minikota Troll Mo-
tor $3500 (863)467-8020
radius, $300 (215)527-9221
TROPHY, 1997 20 Ft., w/walk
around cabin, 120 hp Merc
Force 0/B, Loran, VHF, Outg-
gers...Many extra's! No trailer.
$7,900. (772)473-9479 Garry

F. RIVER RV, 1999 30', 2
bed, 1 BA,1 A, A/C, $3,500/neg.
Call 863-673-3834.
erness, 25 Ft Lite 4500 lbs.
Exc. cond. SIps. 6, Full Kitchen
& Bath, Queen sz. bed. Sleeper
sofa. Upgraded.awning.
-$13,500. (863)357-3079

CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen endcl., all
extras. Like new, $12K neg

BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp MC. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609
GPS, Cobra 500 Handheld,
hardly used. $125
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $100 (863)824-0801
Johnson or Evinrude,

200. 863-467-6054

Classic Triumph Chopper '69
Project, 650cc, 90% done,
good te. LaBelle area. $2500
(863)5674-0898 4
3500 mIs., ALL the toys.
As new. $18,900.
1996,1000's in chrome & ex-
tras. 3600 mIs. Must see this
bike to appreclatel $17,500. or
best offer. (863)634-7021
Day (863)763-5933 Evening
like new, only 60-75 hrs rid-
ing time, .$1800
(863)635-2438 after 5pm
yr Anniversary Addt. Gar. kept
Only 3300 mi., Access. incld.
$15,500. (863)517-2024
Runs & looks good. $1200.
or best offer. (863)517-2024
HONDA XR5O '03- completely
modified from stock, $2499
KAWASAKI ZL600- '96, Low
ml. Gar. kept,.Uight & low to
ground. Must see. $2800.
NeM (863)517-2024

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I Publi Notic

SWAMP BUGGY, V6 eng., 3/4
ton running gear, brand new
tractor tires, $3500.

FOUR WINDS '96, 36 ft.,
$9500 (863)517-1207 or


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

only made 1 year, $1200. or
best offer (863)763-2890
Rust. Must see to appreciate.
Dependable & Runs great.
$2200 (863)357-7529 Lv msg
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.
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD ESCORT- '94, 4 door
Wagon. Runs good! $1000.
or best offer. (863)634-1220
HONDA CIVIC '92- 4dr, look
nice, 4 cyl, $2500
see to appreciate, $1800 or
best offer (561)358-2628 or
V8, auto., low miles. $1800.
MAZDA 626, '97, runs good, 4
dr., great on gas, $2499.

dr, coupe, auto, all pwr, a/c,
V8, exc.stereo sys., 130k mls.,
very clean.
car. New tires. Needs motor.
Have a another motor to put in.
$500. (863)228-6141
Needs minor repair. $700.
OLDS 98 '89- 4dr, white, blue
interior, $2100 or best offer
(561)358-2628 or
'84 runs good. $1400.
Good condition. $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-3979
Clean, new tires, A/C works.
Solid motor & transmission.
$1600. (863)763-7475
auto, a/c, all pwr, CD, new
tires, good mpg, minor body
damage. $3K 863-673-6173
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900, Or best offer.
VOLVO 740 ELE '85, 4 door,
good body, engine, trans-
mission, needs wiring under
hood. $400 (863)467-8041

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

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

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

Reconditioned. $1695.

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

Good condition. $500.
DASH COVER, for Honda Civ-
ic, $25. (863)447-5374
misc. parts. $100 or best of-
fer. 863-467-8856
FORD BRONCO II '88- good
body, needs head, manifold
gaskets, rebuilt trans, $300
or best offer (863)467-4994
JEEP BRA, with Jeep Logo
sewn in, square headlights,
$50. (863)447-5374
TIRES, 4, Super Swampers,
34"x10.50" About 70% tread.
$500. (863)697-8785
Tires, Interco Swamper
TRXUS M/T, 285/75/16, fits
stk. full sz. truck/Jeep/SUV,
$200 firm. (863)227-4302
ter Slant side & Rubber bed
mat, fits '99 to '06 Chevy 6.5
bed. $150. (863)467-9927.
4L60E, $400 or best offer

CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Ap-
prox. 59"x 75", Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)675-2852
CAMPER TOP- For on Ford,
Good condition. $250. or
best offer. (863)697-6618
TRUCK, '64, some rust, 61[k
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-See!
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

Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries
of the Grove Community District (the "District'), that the District's Board
of Supervisors intends to use the uniform method for the levy, collec-
tion and enforcement of non-ad valorem assessments as set forth in
Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for such non-ad valorem assess-
ments as may be levied by the District.
The District's Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on
December 5, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Indian River Community College,
Dixon Hendry Campus, Room B111, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the purpose of which is to consider the
adoption of a Resolution authorizing the District to use the uniform
method for the levy, collection, and enforcement of non-ad valorem
assessments as set forth in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for
such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District.
Such non-ad valorem assessments will be collected by the tax collec-
The District may impose and levy non-ad valorem assessments with said
assessments being upon some or all of the lands located within the
District's boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments will be
imposed and levied lawfully and may be used for the payment of bond
indebtedness, maintenance and other lawful obligations of the District.
All affected property owners have the right to appear at the Public Hearing
to be heard regarding the District's use of the uniform method for the
levy, collection and enforcement of non-ad valorem assessments as set
forth in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for such non-ad valorem
assessments as may be levied by the District. All affected property
owners have the right to file written objections with the Districts
Manager, Special District Services, Inc., 2501 Bums Road, Suite A,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 within 20 days of the first publication
of this notice.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at this Public Hearing, such person
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, at their own expense, which record includes the testimony and
evidence on which the appeal Is based.
In accordance with Americans with Disablities Act persons needing spe-
cial accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact the District Manager by calling (561) 630-4922 or toll
free (877) 737-4922 at least seven days prior to thi date of the pro-
ceeding. ,

FORD F150 '93 -300 eng., 5
spd., runs good. $2500 or
best offer. 863-634-1867.

FORD F250 '88 runi cood.,
no bed, set up for a goose
neck. $1K or best offer.

Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
RFP 2006-025
Okeectobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the re-
habilitation of two (2) single-family homes located in unincorporated Okeechobee
County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P) program.
Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Novem-
ber 29, 2006 and delivered or mailedto: Mr. George Long, County Administrator,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County will not assume any re-
sponsibility for mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after
this time and date wil not be opened or considered.
Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing
, Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P) Program Durham or Allen (depending on owner).
For specific project information contact: Linda Rucks at (863) 763-6731 or by fax
at (863) 763-9203. Specifications may be obtained from the S.H.I. Administra-
tor located at 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05
p.m. on November 29, 2006 in the County Administrators Office at the Okeecho-
ee County Courthouse.
A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on Monday, No-
vember 13, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. In the meeting room at the County Administra-
tlon Annex, 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Any firm who is not in
attendance in this room by 2:35 p.m. will be unable to bid.
The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to
reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and
accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals
to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively
seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
173639ON 11/7/06

FORD PU '87- F250, 4.9 300
straight 6 engine, cold AC,
new seat, good cold, $2400
MITSUBISHI- '88, For parts or
fix. Needs head. Good trans.
& tires. No battery. $600.
firm (863)983-7807
cyl., 35mpg, runs great,
$2499. (863)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
21k mls, like new cond.,
$21,200. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee
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 Iv.msg.

OPEN TRAILER- 7x16, with
split gate, $2000
TOW DOLLY- lyr old, asking
$600 firm (561)909-7367
or best offer. (239)340-4739

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


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First place/6-10 category
Melody Hodges, branch manager of Seacoast National
Bank, presents first place costume contest winner in the
ages 6-10 category, Charlie Sudena, with a bicycle donat-
ed by Wal-Mart.

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Second place/6-10 category
Melody Hodges, branch manager of Seacoast National
Bank, presents second place costume contest winner in
the ages 6-10, Ciera Knapik, with a gift basket donated
by Seacoast National Bank.

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Third place/0-5 category
Melody Hodges, branch manager of Seacoast National
Bank, presents third place costume contest winner in the
0-5 age group, Lauren Kastenera, with a gift basket
donated by Seacoast National Bank.

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Third place/6-10 category
Melody Hodges, branch manager of Seacoast National
Bank, presents third place costume contest winner in the
ages 6-10 category, Cheyenne Arrigon, with a gift basket
donated by Seacoast National Bank.

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First place/11-14 category
Melody Hodges, branch manager of Seacoast National
Bank, presents first place costume contest winner in the
ages 11-14 category, Dayla Ferneau, with a bicycle
donated by Seacoast National Bank.

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Second place/11-14 category
Melody Hodges, branch manager of Seacoast National
Bank presents second place costume contest winner in
the ages 11-14 category, Corey Brown, with electronics
donated by Seacoast National Bank.

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