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Vol. 97 No. 313 Thursday, November 9,2006 504 Plus tax


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NES students
enjoyOctober
Kindergarten News
Miss Hudson's and Mrs.
Raulerson's classes are "batty"
over Hallo%%een. They have
enjoyed doing all the art work
to decorate their classroom.
Mrs. Raulerson helped us carve
our pumpkin Boy, does it look
jolly. \We named it Joey after the
story in our Hallov een basket.
Miss Saine's class has
enjoyed making Halloween
crafts. The class made hats and
necklaces \with Halloween pat-
terns on them.
Mrs. Hackett's kindergarten
class has enjoyed our pumpkin
unit. To celebrate October %\e
carved our pumpkin, ate cup-
cakes, and played at the Wood-
en Jungle._.\'e also made a
graph to predict it our candle
inside our pumpkin \xould stave
lit or burn oul. First, we cut just
the top-the candle burned out.
Then. we cut out the eves. The
candle slaved lit for awhile, and
then it \\ent out. Last, \\e cut
out the nose and mouth. The
candle stayed lit during nap
time and our party! We learned
that fire needs ox\ gen to slay lit.
Mrs. Gable's class would
like thank Mr. & Mrs. Coffey,
Jess, and Becky for bringing
two of their miniature horses to
school. Rita and Rubt', the hors-
es, were dressed up in cos-
tumes. It was a great Hal-
S loween treat to ha% e them visit.
We also had a wonderful time
at the Wooden Jungle on Hal-
lo\\een morning.
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Drought Index
Current: 567
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.65 feet


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

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Voters followed party lines


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The people have spoken.
Locally, Okeechobee voted
along party lines in local and
national races.
Registered Democrats out-
number Republicans 2-1,
10,751 to05,82-1
On the national level, Okee-
chobee voters help elect the
Democratic candidates for sen-
ator and representative Bill


Nelson and Tim Mahoney.
On the state level, the vote
was split with Okeechobee
helping to elect a Republican,
governor, Charlie Crist, a.
Republican commissioner of'
agriculture, Charles Bronson, a;
Republican senator, Ken Pruitl,
a Republican state representa-
iive, Frank Attkisson, a Democ-
rat for attorney general, Skip
Campbell, and a Democrat as
chief financial ollicer, Alex Sink.
The one local partisan race,


count) commission district 4,
went to the Democratic candi-
date, businessman Marvin
Wherrell. He defeated Republi-
can candidate Ted Kelchner, a
building contractor, 4,581 to
3,062 Independent George
Roberson, a licensed clinical
social worker, received 606
votes
Mr \Vherrell was pleased
with the results. He praised his
opponents for running a clean
campaign. The margin of victo-


rywas higher than he expected
because he said the local
Republican party and Mr. Kelch-
ner worked hard.
'Even tough he was defeated,
Mr. Kelchner said he felt good
about the election and was
proud of having run a clean
race.
"It wasn't the year for
Republicans," he added. "'1
believe Okeechobee has made
a decision and I am good with
it."


He is undecided at this time
about running again
Mr. Roberson said he
thought he would do better in
the election, but called it a
"learning process" and he
hoped the best for Mr. Wherrell.
"Maybe next time," was his
response about running again
He called himself a con-
cerned citizen and not a politi-
cian.
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City Council: Honors Noel Chandler


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Mayor Jim Kirk presented out-going city councilman Noel Chandler with a plaque
expressing the city's appreciation for his 12 years of service as a council member.
Watching the presentation are: (left to right) Dowling Watford Jr., Lydia Jean Williams
and Lowry Markham. Mr. Chandler was elected to the District 2 seat of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners.

City OKs bid for patrol cars


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City Council chambers
-\ere packed on Tuesday. Nov
7. as the council had many
items on Ihe agenda.
The city began the afternoon
by presenting Noel Chandler
with a plaque honoring his 12
years of service to the city as a
council member. He has been
elected as District 2 seat of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners.
"We've come a long ways in
the last 12 years. It-is an honor
to say that my father x\as also
up here serving the city for 12
\ears," said Mr. Chandler "Our
employees are happy now; vwe
are able to give them raises. I
think w\e have gotten the city
working great."
" Getting to the business at
hand, Mayor Jim Kirk said the
county isnow looking to take all
the land where the Skate Park,
baseball field and playground is
located to be used for adminis-
tration buildings.
The city is sending letter
that they support leaving the
park in its present state as a chil-
dren, teen recreation center.


Communities In Schools has
been raising money for the
building of a teen center there
and are currently financially
read 10to begin building.
"I think it is on record that
the alleys were closed for the
purpose of the teen center and
park and if it isn't being used for
that purpose then it would
revert back to the city and the.'
may not get approval this time,"
said Councilman Lowrvy
Markham
City Engineer Oscar
Bermudez presented the coun-
cil with an agreement with
Mathers Engineering Corpora-
tion regarding a General
Drainage Over\ iew in connec-
tion v\ith the Master Drainage
Plan of the South Florida W\ater
Management District
(SFVM D).
The agreement would con-
sist of the collection and investi-
gation of background data, pre-
liminary analysis of the city's
drainage as it relates to the
SF\VMD Master Drainage Plan,,
and an oral presentation to the
council :'f the firm's recom-
mendation in regard to the plan
and how the city should pro-
ceed with the local and state


agencies in this process.
This is needed, according to
Mr. Bermudez, because the city
is basically put in the position to
have to go along with whatever
the county decides with
SFWMD. By having a consultant
get more inside information the
city will have a chance to be
more aware of what is going on
within the county and SFWMD
will be able to make decisions
on how this %\ill affect the city
drainage issues.
The council approved the
agreement in the amount of
$2,500.
The council chose to post-
pone processing one of the
alley closings submitted by Brad
Goodbread concerning the
property located in the 100
block of the south side of South-
west 21st Street. This is across
from \\al-Mart and consists of
the area where there is currently
a fruit stand, restaurant and a
car wash.
Mr. Goodbread is planning
on demolishing the area and
trying to make better use of the
prime property
By procedure, to close an
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The citizens of the City of
Okeechobee expressed their
opposition to the development
of "work-force housing" that is
proposed to be developed by
Royal Concrete Concepts to
accommodate the employees
of their new plant currently
under construction off of U.S.
98.
Property owner Frank Alto-
bello requested a revision of the
future land use map on a 9.89-
acre parcel of land located
between Southwest Sixth and
Second Streets to be changed
from single family to multi-fam-
ily and to rezone the same
property from holding to
planned unit development.
The development would
consist of concrete homes that
would be used as an incentive


to keep quality employees at
the plant.
According to Eric Engstrom,
chief financial officer for Royal
Professional Builders, this will
open 300 jobs immediately, of
which the majority will come
from out of town in the begin-
ning due to previous training at
another existing facility, but
1,200-1,500 jobs will be avail-
able 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.
Mr. Engstrom retracted the
previous statement that the
homes would only be offered to
employees of Royal Concrete
Concepts. They have taken the
advice of the city planner and
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Okeechobee NewsiChauna Agullar
Climaco Cardenas, urban designer and planner with Royal Architecture and Design, pre-
sented a conceptual drawing of the modular units proposed to be put in the southwest sec-
tion of the city between Southwest Sixth and Second Streets to the Okeechobee City Coun-
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alley the applicant must have con-
sent from all property owners. Ed
Sizemore owns two lots within
the block where a residential
home is located that he currently
rents, and objects to the closing of
the alley. But, he did not specify
why he objected at the public
forum.
The council recommended
that both parties have individual
meetings with city administrator
Brian Whitehall to try to come to
some type of compromise.
The clerk of court will contact
Mr. Goodbread and Mr. Sizemore
concerning this meeting.
Tom Murphy presented to the
board the request to not require
.off-street parking on behalf of
David and Anita Nunez concern-
ing the property located at 701
N.E. Park Street.
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where the current lessee only
uses the space for three to five
hours per week.
The building historically has
had no on-site parking as there
are currently 15 regular parking
spaces and one handicap parking
space on the street.
The city approved the request
saying if there are any changes in
use, the owner would have to fol-
low all Land Development Regu-
lations for the new development.
Travis Chambers with Adron
Fencing presented conceptual
plans to the council as a footprint
of the plans for their building to
be located in the Commerce Cen-
ter by the end of 2007.
Mr. Chambers has been work-
ing with LBFH Engineering and
has plans to build a 20,250-
square-foot building with approx-
imately 3,000 square feet of office
space. There will be approximate-
ly 47 parking spaces..
He went on to explain to the
council that he will also be devel-
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use the lots behind him. He has
also told the engineers to make
sure that all utilities be set up to
accommodate, extending to addi-
tional lots in the future.
The city approved the local bid
from Okeechobee Motor Compa-
ny for $19,359 per car for the 2007
police vehicles. This bid matches
the bid from the Florida Sheriff's
Association's government rate
per car.
In other business:
Robert Meyer went before
the council with complaints con-
cerning the speed of develop-
ment at the Commerce Center.
The city replied by saying they
have no control over when they
receive grant money for the road
project. Since Mr. Whitehall was
not present for this meeting,
Mayor Kirk decided to have a
workshop meetifig with Mr.
Meyer and all other involved par-
ties concerning all the issues that
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The city approved the
amendment to Ordinance No.
716 of the Land Development
Regulations, specifically, Section
90-253 Special Exception Uses,
and Section 90-512 Space Regula-
tions to exclude not exceeding
two bedrooms or 800 square feet
from the special exception allow-
ing one dwelling unit per com-
mercial building and parking
space calculations for restaurants
and nightclubs to be calculated by
one space per 75 square feet of
customer service area.
Resolution temporarily sus-
pended permitting and erection
of signs deemed to be billboard
signs until the section can be
amended at a later date.
Approved a blanket tempo-
rary street closing for the elec-
tions to allow for the additional
security involved in the elections
according to the new laws sur-
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In the nonpartisan race for
city council, there were five can-
didates with the top three vote
getters winning seats on the
council.
The leading vote getter with
731 votes or 25.91 percent of the
total votes cast was former
Okeechobee County sheriff and
insurance agent Clayton
Williams, who had served as
councilman from 2000 to 2004.
Finishing second and third were
incumbents Lowry Markham
and Dowling Watford, respec-
tively.
Mr. Williams said he was
delighted to finish number one.
In addition, he wished to thank
all the voters and all those who
supported him. He pledged to
work hard with the other coun-
cil members to keep the city
going in a positive direction and
to work with the county com-
missioners.
Councilman Watford, an
automobile dealer who has
served six terms as city council-
man, said it-was a humbling
experience to be returned to
office with all the changes going
taking place. ,
Mr. Markham, a real estate,
salesman, has served on the city
council for eight years. He
.wished to thank the voters who
supported him. He was glad
they were satisfied with the
incumbents and promised to
continue to strive to make Okee-
chobee a better city.
Finishing fourth was Jim
Vensel, director of Rebuilding
Okeechobee After Disaster
(R.O.A.D.), Mr. Vensel also
called his campaign "a great
learning experience." He said he
really appreciated the courtesy
people extended to him.


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their engineering company not to
restrict the use to employees.
They are now planning to make
them available to the public as
well.
They will provide a discounted
price to employees to still mrain-
tain it as a benefit to an employee.
The City Planning Board has
recommended approval of both
the land use change and the
rezoning.
According to Jeff Sumner of
LBFH Engineering, the traffic
study is partially completed. It is
not complete because, at the
advice of the.city planner, they
decided to have the traffic study
be more comprehensive to the
entire project instead of only con-
cerning this 9.89-acre parcel by
linking the, entrances and exits
with the other properties to allow
for better traffic flow.
According to Climaco Carde-
nas, urban designer and planner
with Royal Architecture and
Design, the development will be
completed in three phases. Phase
I will consist of 74 units, while
phase II will be made up of 76
units and phase III will have 52
units.
Mr. Cardenas presented con-
ceptual drawings of all three
phases and what the individual
units would look like.
According to Mr. Engstrom,
the developer is committed to
completing all the recommenda-
tions pertaining to traffic, utilities


and school concurrency.
They have signed a develop-
er's agreement with the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
and sent off the down payment to
reserve the sewer connections
necessary for the site.
The proposed buildings are
built with 6,000 PCI concrete,,
with the electrical and plumbing
built into the walls.
The plans for each home or
structure have been approved by
the Department of Consumer
Affairs (DCA). Each home is DCA
approved to withstand winds in.
excess of 150 mph. Each plan is.
approved by state licensed engi-
neers.
The buildings have a 10-year
maintenance warranty and a one-
year touch up warranty on small-
er issues.
Several citizens took the floor
in opposition to this develop-
ment.
Keith Walpole, of Walpole,
Inc., stated that "this isn't a nor-
mal developer that is coming in
here to establish affordable hous-
ing for our community. This has
been said at every meeting,
except for today where they have
retracted on that a little bit. Afford-
able housing is very important in
our community.. .this. needs to be
slowed down to allow you to
make the necessary decisions."
Al Huggins, who lives less than
a mile from the property in ques-
tion, said as far as he can tell the
only person to benefit from this
development is the proper
owner.
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about 300 people or families and
provide them with utilities, health
care, police protection, fire pro-
tection, family services, educa-
tion, social services and all the
other things that government pro-
vides all at a lower tax rate
because of multi-family zoning,"
he said. "Don't try to dress it up as
a planned unit development
(PUD), no matter what the build-
ing looks like a multi-family can
never have the character of a sin-
gle family residential."
Cbuncilmember Dowling Wat-
ford said "this is certainly one of
the most difficult land use
changes that we have had before
us, and it has pros and cons both
ways."
The council unanimously
approved the future land use
change from single family to
multi-family.
The planning board and city
planner recommended approving
PUD instead of straight residential
multi-family. This will allow the
city to have more control on what
is put in the development during
the site plan and approval
process.
This allows for more flexibility
to allow for more green spaces,
buffers for the neighboring single
family residents and a less density
than straight residential multi-
family.
The council will require a con-
ceptual site plan to be reviewed
prior to the finalization of the zon-
.ing. This would be reviewed by
the Technical Review Committee
(TRC). This would include the
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According to City Planner Jim
LaRue, the TRC would be able to
address the concerns of drainage,
water, sewer, buffers ahd other
issues including school concur-
rency.
The city also heard from Eliza-
beth Maxwell, a citizen who is
currently building a single resi-
dential home in the southwest
section of town on Seventh
Avenue.
"This is very personal to me.
Looking at the drawing presented
to the planning board it looks like
military barracks," she said. "This
is supposed to be the nicest area
in town according to the real
estate agents."
According to Mrs. Maxwell, the
"perfect place to put this develop-
ment would be Playland Park. I
am pretty disgusted of the deci-
sion to put this in the southwest
section of town."
The city is requiring to the
developer to provide all written
information concerning the com-
prehensive traffic study, school
concurrency, drainage, sewer,
water and all other issues that
would affect the city.
The city changed the second
reading date to the regular meet-
ing Feb. 6, 2007, in order to allow
for time to resolve all these issues.
"If my vote is needed, it is
going to be hard to get," said
Mayor Jim Kirk. "I hold myself
accountable for my vote. I would
recommend giving the developer
the opportunity to address the
concerns in order for us to make a
proper decision."


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He expressed his satisfaction
that the campaign focused on
issues rather than character. He
feels that that there should be
more forums for the candidates
after the primary elections.
"I gave it my best shot," he
said, and is undecided about
running again.
The fifth candidate, notary
Eric Myers, said he was glad it's
over and he was not going to
run again.
"Twice is enough," he said.
This is the second time he
has unsuccessfully run for city
council. Mr. Myers said he was
going back to being John Q.
Public and resume his volunteer
activities.
Okeechobee voters help
make Bob Pegg the next circuit
judge. He received 55.68 per-
cent of the vote as compared to
44.32 percent for Lauie Ehler.
Okeechobee voters support-
ed all the justices of the state
supreme court and the six pro-
posed constitutional amend-
ments.
Supervisor of elections Gwen
Chandler was very pleased with
how the election process went.
She said that as far as her office
knew, all voting machines
worked properly.
There were 8,307 votes cast
in Okeechobee County. Of that
total, 1,248 were absentee bal-
lots and 1,712 were early bal-
lots.
The voter turnout was better
than at the September primary,
where only 28 percent of the
people voted. For Tuesday's
general election, 44 percent of
the county's registered voters
went to the polls.

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Miss Hudson's and Mrs. Rauler-
son's classes are "batty" over Hal-
loween. They have enjoyed doing
all the art work to decorate their
classroom. Mrs. Raulerson helped
us carve our pumpkin. Boy, does it
look jolly. We named it Joey after
the story in our Halloween basket.
Miss Saine's class has enjoyed
making Halloween crafts. The
class made hats and necklaces
with Halloween patterns on them.
Mrs. Hackett's kindergarten
class has enjoyed our pumpkin
unit. To celebrate October we
carved our pumpkin, ate cup-
cakes, and played at the Wooden
Jungle. We also made a graph to
predict if our candle inside our
pumpkin would stay lit or burn out.
First, we cut just the top-the candle
burned out. Then, we cut out the
eyes. The candle stayed lit for
awhile, and then it went out. Last,
we cut out the nose and mouth.
The candle stayed lit during nap
time and our party! We learned
that fire needs oxygen to stay lit.
Mrs. Gable's class would like


thank Mr. & Mrs. Coffey, Jess, and
Becky for bringing two of their
miniature horses to school. Rita
and Ruby, the horses, were dressed
up in costumes. It was a great Hal-
loween treat to have them visit. We
also had a wonderful time at the
Wooden Jungle on Halloween
morning.
Mrs. Quann's class enjoyed
making scary Jack-o-lanterns for
Halloween. We also had a great
time playing at the Wooden Jungle.
Mrs. Smith's class had a lot of
fun on Halloween. We enjoyed
playing at the Wooden Jungle Hal-
loween morning. We had fun
painting pumpkins that afternoon.
We also carved a pumpkin and


had cupcakes, chips, and juice.
Mrs. Steiert's class finished up
our fall unit on Halloween. We
started our day with a trip to the
Wooden Jungle where we played
all morning and enjoyed the fall
weather. That afternoon we had
our party and we painted our
pumpkins. To finish up the day we
talked about what we were going
to be for Halloween.

Third Grade News
Mrs. Van Deman's class has
been enjoying using our bookmark
timers to help improve our fluency.
It is fun to have our parents help
time us so we can become better
readers. Austin Freeman has the
highest number of AR points in our
class. Look out Austin, there are
several behind you!
Mrs. Dennison's class has
begun social studies this nine
weeks. We are learning how to
read many different types of maps.
We are also learning the differ-
ences between cities, states, coun-
tries, and continents. This week's


project will be making our own
maps.
Mrs. Suarez's class will be work-
ing on Narrative Writings this nine
weeks. Our first writing is about a
magic pumpkin seed. Please talk to
your child at home about details
that they could use such as, who is
in the story? Where did the story
take place? Also, now that we are
switching for math, we have less
.class time for silent reading. Please
encourage your child to be reading
at home.

Special Area News
I would like to congratulate all
my students that earned tiger paws
for good behavior, *agendas being
signed, and returning homework.
Thank you to all the parents that
are encouraging and supporting
our behavior plan. Thank you from
Mr. Smith.
Ms. Saine's 3rd and 5th grade
students are soaring to success
with their reading skills. Fifth grade
students are also being successful
with double digit division!!


Breakfast for staff


Submitted photo


Linda Utt, treasurer (left) and Keith Stripling, president
(right) of Martha's House cooked breakfast for the staff
to show their appreciation for their dedication to victims
of abuse during the year. The breakfast also closed out
Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Circus of the Stars to perform


As they said in days of old: "Hold
your horses, here comes the ele-
phants!" Those hugely popular
pachyderms Tina and Jewel have
packed their trunks to tour the Trea-
sure Coast with the Cole Bros. Cir-
cus of the Stars. First, after a hiatus
of five years, is an appearance in
Stuart, at the Martin County Fair-
grounds on Monday, Nov. 13 and
Tuesday, Nov. 14; then, on to Vero
Beach at the Municipal Airport on
Wednesday Nov. 15 and Thursday
Nov. 16; and, then finally to Port St.
Lucie at Tradition Field on Friday,
Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 19.
Cole Bros. Circus of the stars fea-
tures a spectacular show filled with
educated animals including ele-
phants, camels, cunning canines,
miniature ponies and more, that
aim to charm the audience!
In addition to the animals, a
galaxy of illustrious artists formerly
featured in circuses around the
world will alternately thrill, amaze,
astound, and amuse circus patrons.
Marvel's Spider-Man arrives to
exhibit super-heroic moves on the
Astrocycle, and promises to van-
quish his nemesis, Green Goblin, in
a fast paced, fun-filled adventure on
the Giant \Wheel South Arerican's
Burmudez Clowns cavort in a
series of comedic mishaps con-


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charm the audience!
cocted to consternate stately Ring- locally at Stuart Martin Co. Fair-
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tacular event, Spider Woman blasts ment ever. So bring the stars in your
forth from the World's Largest Can- family to the Cole Bros Circus of the
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Obituaries


Donald Avant
Brown, Jr.
Donald Avant Brown, Jr., age
45, of Lakeport, died Nov. 7, 2006,
at his home. Mr. Brown was born
Dec. 28, 1960, in Pahokee. He was
an equipment operator in the
construction industry, member of
the Church of Christ, and he
enjoyed hunting, fishing, and
horseback riding.
Mr. Brown is survived by: his
parents, Donald and Regina
Brown and Beverly and Joe
Hogan; and, five sisters, JoAnn
Brown Carter, Sandy Bailey, Shan-
na Sanders, Ranell Connor and
Jessica Allen Brown.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at
Maple Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2
p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at
Maple Grove Baptist Church with
George Randolph officiating.
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Interment will follow at Ortona
Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
chobee.
Curtis M. Schmidt
Curtis M. Schmidt, age 75 of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
Nov. 8, 2006, at the Edinborough
Health Care Center in Dunedin,
Fla. Born June 20, 1931, in Detroit,
Mich., he has, been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past nine
years.
He worked for 36 years for
Eastern Airlines and later was
employed with Ryan Internation-
al Airlines. Mr. Schmidt proudly
served in United States Air Force,
was involved with the Masonic


Lodge of Tampa, and loved bowl-
ing and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his
parents Curtis and Alice Schmidt.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 17 years, Carol A. Schmidr
of Okeechobee, son Richard
(Lee) Schmidt
of McDo-
nough, Ga.,
daughter Dar-
lyne Morrison
of Jupiter. and
grandchildren
Hannah and r
Cailin Schmidt
of McDo-
nough, Ga. and CurtisM.
Tommy Slack Schmidt
of Jupiter.
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 NE Fifth Street, Okeechobee.


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OHS CLUBS: Actually I believe there is a Christian prayer group meet-
ing at OHS. They do have already dubs that are not curriculum based. I
don't think we have anything to fear from clubs that meet openly. (Edi-
tor's Note: According to school district officials, there are currently no
Christian-based clubs at Okeechobee High School.)

FIRING: I'm calling about Major Raulerson and the issue of him being
dismissed after the hurricanes. I'll admit everybody from the state
employees, water management, FPL and all your major companies
have been given products to take home such as cots, toilet paper, toi-
letries everything. FEMA practically puts it in your vehicle to take
home with you. I don't know why Mr. Raulerson was relieved because
of that. The city might have had more dirt on him to get rid of him that
is a different issue. But he was definitely railroaded over the FEMA deal
because everybody from state employees on down to the little guy were
given products by FEMA.

GAY CLUB: I would like to commend Okeechobee High School and
school officials for turning down the request for a gay alliance club on
campus. The ACLU is trying to stir up dissention all across America and
as citizens we need to be aware of its tactics. If one is interested in being
aware of ACLU's ways, he or she is invited to read "Indefensible." The
book cites two ways the organization is trying to destroy America. It was
recommended by Dr. James Kennedy, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyter-
ian Church of Fort Lauderdale.

STUCK. I want to warn people out there with cell phones. If some-
one calls or beeps you and tells you to call them right away to an 876
area code, do not call them it is out of the country and you will get
charged a big bill. I got stuck on it myself.


Guest Commentary


Holiday Tour of Homes


benefits United Way


By Bill Casian
Raulerson Hospital, once
again, is proud to sponsor the
Holiday Tour of Homes in Okee-
chobee. All proceeds raised will
go to the United Way of Okee-
chobee.
This exciting event, guaran-
teed to provide each recipient a
mega dose of holiday spirit, will
take place on Friday, Dec. 1, and
Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 9
p.m.
Tickets are available in two
ways. Tickets may be purchased'
for $12 per person that allows you
to drive to each home on the tour'
using your owner transportation.
Or, tickets may be purchased for
$25 per person which allows you
to drive to Raulerson Hospital's
front parking lot, 1796 U.S. 441 N.,
where you may park hospital


security will be on duty and
board the tour bus that will trans-
port you to each home on the
tour. Holiday music and refresh-
ments will be provided along with
your own personal tour guide.
The tickets are available at the
following locations starting Nov.
13: $12 tickets can be found at the
Raulerson Hospital Public Rela-
tions/Marketing office and at
Suzie's Hallmark Shop in the Pub-
lix Shopping Plaza; $25 tour tick-
ets are on sale at the Raulerson
Hospital Public,Relations/Market-
ing office.
Don't miss the opportunity to
be a part"of this "great event. For
information, call Bill Casian, pub-
lic relations'-marketing director, at
(863) 824-2702; or, (863) 697-
0211.
Please make all, checks out to
the United Way of Okeechobee.


Community Events

Children's Services group will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 16,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.

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) 357-9980.

Chamber to hold gun safety class
The gun handling and safety class for hand guns only will be
held Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The class will meet at the Cham-
ber 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.





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Upcoming events

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quitters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. 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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
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 rela-
tionships. 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 is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-
2280.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for 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.
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.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie 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 Sebrinng Civic Center, locat-
ed 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 471-9795.
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.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863)
763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at
(863) 467-6657.
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.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lehce; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materi-
als and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for infor-
mation.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.rp. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
Sunday
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.



Community Events


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 inter-
ested persons are invited. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. For
information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040.

SEC advisory council will meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the media center at 2690 N.W. 42nd
Ave. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 14 de Noviembre 2006
a las 4 p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan
envitados de asistir.

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


Community Events

Drive-through flu shots clinic offered
Okeechobee County Health Department will be offering their
drive through flu immunization clinic in the north parking lot at
1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Additional dates will be scheduled in November and
December. The cost of the vaccination is $25. Medicare is accept-
ed. Any adult over the age of 18 is eligible. For information, call
(863) 462-5819.

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 informa-
tion, 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 lan-
guage programs. For information, call 1-866-866-4722, ext. 7400.

Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear at Osceola Middle School,
825 S.W. 28th St., .on Thursday, 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 sec-
tion will be reserved for Okeechobee school employees. For infor-
mation, contact 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) pres-
ents 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 informa-
tion, 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
Saturday, Nov. 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 Fri-
day, 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.mn Delivery is available for ,10 or more dinners. Tickets are
available at the church office. Or, orders may be faxed to (863)
763-2481 by 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Include contact name, phone
number and address for dinners to be 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)
357-0455.

Veterans topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Nov. 11,) starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3FM. Special guests will be
Jean Brooks, chief of Medical Administration Service, and Dr.
Darin Rubin, associate chief of Primary Care of the VA Medical
Center in West Palm Beach. The topic of the show will be veterans
returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and veterans services. For
information, contact the VA Medical Center at (561) 422-8262; or,
toll free at (800) 972-8262.

Legion to salute veterans
American Legion Post #64 will host a salute to veterans at Vet-
erans Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May will be the guest speaker. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2950.

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 Nystrom. 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 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 avail-
able. Take-out plates will not be available for children's plates.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit distressed Worth Brothers.
For information and the suggested donation for each dinner call
BuckyYoder at (863) 467-7342; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; or,
Jose Verano at (863) 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.
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
proceeds will go to the Voice of the Martyrs Ministry. For informa-
tion, call Judy at (863) 357-1581.

Genealogical Society plans meeting
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet Monday,
Nov. 13, at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th
St., at 1:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone wanting to trace
their ancestry both the experienced and beginner genealogists.
For information, contact Eve Olson at (863) 457-2674.


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Third place winners
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Farm City Week
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Library hosts
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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Darlene Bass .
Justina Stokes, a sophomore at Okeechobee High School, !
captured the Southeastern Showdown championship barrel Lady Brahman Jessica Ziglar, won the Southeastern Show-
racing title in Perry, Ga. during the Southeastern Showdown down Championship pole bending title in Perry, Ga. during
rodeo. the Southeastern Showdown rodeo.


O.H.S. rodeo team wins two titles


The Okeechobee High School
rodeo team traveled to Perry, Ga. to
compete in the Southeastern
Showdown, a five-state rodeo and
brought home two championship
titles.
Six hundred contestants repre-
senting teams from Alabama, Flori-
da, Georgia, North Carolina and
South Carolina competed in 10
events. The Florida team walked
away with eight of the 10 events.
They won the following events:
Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Break-
away Roping, Goat Tying, Calf Rop-
ing, Team Roping, Bareback and
Bull Riding. Florida also won most
spirit and best grand entry. The only
two events Florida did not win were
Saddle Bronc and Steer Wrestling.
Justina Stokes and Jessica Ziglar,
two cousins from Okeechobee
brought home two championship


titles in Pole Bending and Barrel
Racing.
The results of the individual
events are:
Barrel Racing-Justina Stokes
won the Southeastern Showdown
Championship Title out of 210 bar-
rel racers; Shelby Carden placed
77th; Chelsea McNabb placed 94th;
Kayla Davis placed 108th; Jessica
Ziglar placed 126th and Stephanie
Spearman placed 159th.
Pole Bending-Jessica Ziglar won
the Southeastern Showdown
Championship Title out of 179 pole
benders; Shelby Carden placed
eighth
and Chelsea McNabb placed
57th. Stephanie Spearman and
Breanne Lee also participated.
Breakaway-Breanne Lee placed
12th out of 110 breakaway ropers.
Other local cowgirls who partici-


pated were Jessie Cofield, Kayla den and Breanne Lee also partici-
Davis, Maci Culligan, Jessica Ziglar pated.
and Shelby Carden. The Okeechobee team still has
Goat Tying-Shelby Carden a very busy schedule and a lot of
placed 60th; Maci Culligan placed traveling to do. Whenever possi-
63rd and Jessie Cofield placed 74th ble, come out and support these
out of 118 contestants. young athletes.
Bareback-Jacoby Johns placed The remainder of their sched-
fifth out of27barebackriders. ule is as follows: Dec. 2 and 3-
Saddle Bronc-Chasey Bass and Hilliard; Jan. 6, 2007-Davie, (tenta-
Newt Mattson participated. tive); Jan. 27, 2007-Okeechobee;
Bull Riding-Logan Coker Feb. 2, 3 and 4-Pensacola (Tri-state
placed second and Newt Mattson with Ala., Tenn., Miss. And Fla.);
placed 18th out of 104 bull riders. Feb. 16,17 and 18-Jacksonville (Tri-
Seth Randolph, Chris Davis and state with Ga., Ala., S.C., and Fl.);
Trey Cofield also participated. Feb. 23 and 24-Ocala; March 10 and
Calf Roping-Nick Mazzilli 11-Pierson; March 24 and 25-Lake-
placed 18th out of 92 calf ropers. land; April 7-Green Cove Springs;
Team Roping-JR Gomes and April 21 and 22-Live Oak; April 28
Hillard Gopher placed sixth out.of and 29-Williston and June 7-10-
97 team ropers. Logan Perry, Trey State Finals-Silver Spurs Arena,
Cofield, Maci Culligan, Shelby Car- Kissimmee.


Okeechobee News/Karmen Brown
Almost perfect
Art Daigneault of the Lefebvre's Accident Team was one
pin short of a perfect game on Wednesday, Oct. 18, leav-
ing the dreaded seven-pin. He wound up with a 299, just
one pin short of a perfect game. Mr. Daigneault bowls in
the Lonnie Price Plumbing Men's Bowling League at the
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Schedule 2006-2007


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released the 2006-2007 boys' bas-
ketball schedule. It is as follows:
(times are listed in following
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and varsity)
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6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16:.Tip-off classic @ OHS-
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away-6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22: OHS @ Sebastian


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Take your child's school complaints seriously


By the American
Counseling Association
When parents hear their child
saying, "I don't like school," or
"The teachers don't like me" or
"I'm just no good at math," they
may ignore them as just part of the
usual school complaining that
most parents expect from their
children.
But in many cases, especially
when grades are declining or
below expectations, what your
child may actually be trying to
express is an acknowledgment of
deeper problems and that he or


The
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Corner
from the American
Counseling Association


she truly needs help.
Children find it hard to say "I'm
confused," or "I feel inadequate."
Preteens and teenagers especially
may have trouble admitting that


they're struggling. Instead of say-
ing, "I need help with my school-
work," they say, "I hate school" or
"My teacher is out to get me."
Such comments, when fre-
quent, shouldn't be ignored. They,
along with these following signs,
are indications a child is struggling:
reluctant to discuss school;
lack of motivation or confi-
dence;
angry and hostile toward
homework and studying;
self-condemning ("I'm stu-
pid" or "I can't do it");
anxious or prone to over
react;


defensive about or afraid of
criticism; and,
withdrawn, avoiding or hos-
tile to school-related questions.
Combine these signs with
declining or failing grades and it's a
red flag that action is needed.
Ignoring the problem can affect a
child's total well-being as self-
esteem declines and negative
behaviors may begin to increase.
A first step is to let your child
know you understand and
empathize with the difficulties
being faced. Try talking about your
own school struggles, offering aca-
demic assistance, and compli-


meeting cooperation and progress
in order to rebuild confidence. If
you find you can't effectively assist
with homework or studying, and
many parents can't, consider a
qualified tutor to help overcome
the academic problems.
You should also talk with your
child's school counselor. He or she
will have seen similar problems
and will have the training and
experience to offer assistance on
how best to help your child. They
may even have alternative expla-
nations, from the school's per-
spective, on why your child is
struggling.


School can and should be a
positive and enjoyable experience
for almost every student. Being
alert for when a child is asking for
help, even though indirectly, can
bring not only better academic
success, but a happier, better bal-
anced child.
"The Counseling Corner" is
provided as a public service by
the American Counseling Associa-
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Learn more about the counseling
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www.counseling.org.


Drive-through flu shots to be offered


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Paramedic training
Chris Douglas (front, left) is performing an intravenous IV insertion on Matt Vinson (front, right)
while being watched by instructor Titus Henderson (back, left) and Adam Durrance (back,
right). IRCC Dixon Hendry Campus is now offering a Paramedic Training Program locally.


The Okeechobee County
Health Department, Okeechobee
County Division of Emergency
Management (OEM) and Okee-
chobee County Sheriffs Office
(OCSO) are making it easier than
ever to get a flu shot with this year's
drive through flu immunization
clinic on Thursday, Nov. 9.
This will be the second year that
the Okeechobee County Health
Department will be offering vacci-
nations in this new and unique
way. The health department has
partnered with the OEM and OCSO
to test response capabilities should
an influenza pandemic ever strike
the U.S. and affect the citizens of
Okeechobee County.
The first of this year's drive
through flu immunization clinic
will be held in the north parking lot
at the health department on N.W.
Ninth Ave. Other dates and loca-
tions will be released at a later date
as more vaccine becomes avail-
able.
The first day these immuniza-
tions will be offered is Thursday,


Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Additional dates will be scheduled
in November and December.
Flu season runs from October
through March, often peaking in
February. Each year, between 5
percent and 20 percent of the U.S.
population will come down with
the flu, leading to 36,000 flu-related
deaths and 200,000 flu-related hos-
pitalizations. If more Americans get
their flu shots, the more those
numbers will go down.
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 admin-
ister the immunization.
Any adult over the age of 18 is
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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
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 3,
through Thursday, Nov. 9, are as
follows:
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
p.m.
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 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-
7202.

Briefs


Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for informa-
tion and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
these children.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems .and needs of.
foster children. Please contaqt-,
Karissa Richards at 1-(800)Y 403-
9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.
EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven daily
by hundreds of private citizens
who, as volunteers, enter juvenile
justice programs throughout the
state. The Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center (EYDC) needs you to
share your skills or special talents in
making a difference in the lives of
troubled youth. Volunteers are
needed as tutors, translators, arts
and crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instructors,
recreation aides and assistance in
developing a youth choir. Wouldn't
you like to make a difference? If so,
please contact EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club sponsored
by the Friends of the Okeechobee
County Library. All you need to do is
visit the library's web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one, Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garqge/Yard Sale 145
Personals "150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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

SOUTHERN RESPIRATOR, on
10/31/06, on Cascade Lane.
Call to identify.
(863)612-0266

BEAGLE PUPPIES- (2) 7wks
old, vicinity of Little Farms
(863) 763-3613 or
863)697-2243
NAMEPLATE CHARM, large,
gold, with 2 names. Okee-
chobee area. Pleae call
(863)634-6601

ADUL T BELLY PIGS-
FREE you must pick up
(863)983-7702
COMPOST- free, you must
haul (863)357-3770
LOVED PETS NEED HOME -
4yr. old Amer. Bulldog & twin
female Calico cats, lyr. Cats
go as a pair. 863-634-6106
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
PAINT SPRAYER- commer-
cial, 5 gal & 1 gal buckets of
paint. FREE (863)675-0247
Must take all
PATIO DOORS, (2), 6' wide, 8'
high, good condition.
(863)675-7926
STOVE, electric, works but
needs element.
(863)763-8149
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items in
the classlfleds




Basswood, 3784 NW 31st Ave
Fri., Sat. &Sun., 11/10-11/12
9a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kids clothes, toys, teen & adult
clothes & much more.


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SATURDAY O NOVEMBER 18
10:00 A.M.
(1) .90 Acre Parcel Mixed Use
(4) Residential Homes
1870 10th Avenue
Vero Beach, Florida
2:00 P.M.
Home & 7 Acres plus
5 Vacant Acres
2300 NW 395th Court
,, .- Okeechobee, Florida
'Call for information and Brochure or Visit our Website
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OKEECHOBEE, Sat., /11,
8am til 1pm, 2164 ,SW 22nd
Circle Noirt, Oa, Lake Es-
tates, Child.& Adult Clothing,
Baby Items, Games, House-
hold Furnishings, Tools,
Electronics, Books, Col-
lectibles & Lots of Misc.


OKEECHOBEE- Fri & Sat. Nov
10th &11th, 8am-lpm, Oak
Lake Estates, go left follow
signs house #2065.
Something for Everyone


HOMELESS, Educated, Single
White Male, 58yrs. old. Smok-
er, Non Drinker looking for re-
lationship. (863)585-6601

Employment.


Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-.Tme 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat
This is a Must.
863-467-7700


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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Big Cypress
Reservation


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




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



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ACTIVITIES AIDE

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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

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
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
863-763-5586.


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Concrete Construction Com-
pany looking for carpenters,
finishers and rod busters.
Must have own transporta-
tion and be willing to travel to
surrounding counties. Will
pay top dollar for experience
with forming systems and
heavy concrete placement.
Call (561)543-6051 or
(863)467-5076.
DRIVER
Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Experi-
ence preferred but
will train. Bilingual
-a Plus. Interested
candidates please
fax resumes to
863-763-5191 or call
Angel 863-763-7337
DFWP/EOE



NEEDED FOR
BUSY LAW OFFICE
Must be
organized and
self motivated.
Fax Resume
& Salary
Requirements to:
863-467-1968
EOE
LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION
Has immediate opening for
the following position:
PART TIME COURIER/
PARTS RUNNER
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 SW CR 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am- 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug Free Workplace M/F/0N

Need a few mope bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used items in
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INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
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 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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deadline-driven, creative and fun environ-
ment? Put you creativity to the test by.help-
ing local businesses generate traffic by devel-
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both retail and classified display advertise-
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P/T Histology & Mohs Tech
Position avail. in Sebring
Dermatology practice. $30.
per hr with flexible schedule.
Fax resume to
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863-386-0786

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classilleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




RON-DEES
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




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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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NURSING CARE WITH A HEART
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Trpasure Cnlsi Houpices Bi, Lake Branch is growing.
Our sla knows ilhaIl 31 the eri ol the
Day iney have mnajd poa alive dinerence in the lives of
their patients and families.
RN Branch Director/ Clinical Manager RN Leader to
direct our fabulous patient care team in our Okeechobee
office.
Medical Records Coordinator/!Admin Asst. Use your
computer skills for data entry, chart audits and filing of
patient info.
Please contact Lena Campbell, HR
800-299-4677 772-403-4529 (Fax)
Icampbellktchospices.org
Come Grow with Us

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.-Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580,
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590'
Drapes, Unens & 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
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




WINDOW UNIT, 220v, works
good $200 neg.
(863)261-5758
WINDOW UNIT- Kenmore
10,000 BTU's. Good condi-
tion. $40. (863)467-4035


DRYER- GE, Looks like new.
Runs good. $65.
(863)675-0104
GAS STOVE, Tappan 4ubumer
white. $150. 863-675-1553
REFRIGERATOR, Crosley
Shelvador. $150
(863)261-5758
STOVE, GE, electric, new,
never used, all white, $325
firm. (863)763-8149
WASHERS (10)
Commercial grade. Tan.--
$200.each. (863)351999. _


ADULT 3 WHEELER- Used,
But in Very good condition.
$90. (863)674-1662


SLIDING DOORS 121, 60"
wi'ij i ,5" riari $100
S1861i467-.,868
SLIDING GLASS DOOR. new
while lifir nmiile n olie. wt* h
I jirme $ 38S
|86.3. i 4-5236


STROLLER. Excellent conoi-
i rnn FoIl. 1isily Ask.ig $115
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JACKETS- Learner, Male.
Ljrc .i Females. E.tra large
& Furn oat Never worn.
$190 for all (863)357-0125


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
lines Rare items. items from
Grac elana. memorabilia. $550
neg 1863)467-0627'
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- RdCrig & Comic. lae
80s early 90s E.c. cord $400
or oest ofter" 863-763.8943
OLD FISHING LURES
Variely $50 or best oiler
863-763-4617
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & ANTIOUE
CHURN elc $500
(8631467-1325



DELL COMPUTER XPR
Olhice, games Fast $1 75
i8631843-0158
IBM Elecric typewriter, 11'
,:jrrijQe self conrechting, car-
rying c( se, e, cellenl cond
$1001863)467-5877
LOGITECH Ouick Cam, for
Notebooks Deluxe.e. new
rren.. $25 1863)675-2596


BED RAILS- King size, asking
like new,.: $15
(863)763-7983
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-
Stress, dresser, headbord,
mirror, nightstand, $75.
863-675-3764 or 673-6226.
BROYHILL HEADBOARD-
white, king-size, dressers,
night stand & armoire $350.
(863)467-1662
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
CHROME & GLASS D/R TBL.
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
$50.863-675-1553
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles Wrought Iron w/Glass
Tops. Like new. $250. for set.
-*863)763-1457
-DAYBED/TRUNDLE- (2)-with-
mattresses, $300
(863)763-6936
SOFA SLEEPER, beige & tan,
new condition, $150.
(863)763-1355


DR TABLE- Broyynll. w/2
Capts. chairs, 2 reg chairs, 1
bench, 2 leafs, dark pine,
*$300-(863)763-0215
DRESSER- large, 54x32x18,
w.bir.k rrmirror, 8 drawer,
rurd ruck maple good cond
$'15018f6.,i f.3-2458
DRESSING TABLE, with mirror
& stool, cherry, good condi-
tion, $50. (863)763-0141
after 6pm
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Retanglar Very good
cond, w/4 chairs. Pd $450.
asking $125. (863)467-2366
PINE HEADBOARD- King size,
w/frame, dressers -included,
all light pine $250 for all
(863)697-6570.
SLEEPER SOFA, $50
1 (863)675-3793
SOFA with pillows. $35 Call
863-675-3s64 or
863-673-6226. ,
WATERBED- Soft sidad.
Queen size, li-e -w$, F100
(863)634-7864 .
WING BACK CHAIR,
Sbiue,'reeb/burgundy, asking
$75 18636b5-4098


COLT 38, 1300 or iradce.
(772)4F 882'2 Fl Pierce
GUN RACK WOOD, Wall
mount, 22" x 29", exp. cond.
holds 4 rifles, small drawer in
bottom. $15 (863)610-1276
PISTOL- 380 automatic, $250
(502)931-8101
REMMINGTON 700 22/250
cal., scope, sling & case.
Exc. .cond. $600.
863-357-5754
REVOLVER- 38 cal. Taurus,
Stainless steel, 2" barrel,
New condition. With extras.
$325. (863)610-1120
SHOTGUN- 12ga, auto, Moss-
berg, $265 (502)931-8101
SURVIVAL 22 CAL.- $100
takes it. 863-467-9892



PROFORM 700-S- Magnetic,
Resistance, Eliptical exercis-
er with electronic monitor
$75. (863)674-0098


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450. Neg. (863)675-7105
or (863)673-5023
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.
863-634-9316.


CEILING FANS (3) 5 blades,
white with light kit, $75 for
all 3 or best offer. Call.
863-467-8681.
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.
FLOOR LAMP- Solid brass
with light on swivel arm,
great for easy chair reading
40(863)763-2458


ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR- used
1 year, asking $100
(772)360-5299 Okeechobee
HOVEROUND SCOOTER-
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299
JET 2 POWER CHAIR electric
wheelchair, w/battery &
chrgr. Good cond. New $2K,
Sell $750.863-763-4536
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548
PRIDE JAZZY WHEELCHAIR
electric, mod#1113 w/joy-
stick. Small turning radius.
Exc.cond. $2300.763-6907
ULTRAMATIC TWIN ELEC-
TRIC adjustable bed w/vi-
_brate..-features, remote.-Exc.
cond. $1200. 863-763-6907


AIR COMPRESSOR, works,
$50. (863)357-6617


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MJJ BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
S Screen Rooms Carports
E1 t... Room Additions Florida Rooms
i .-. _. -. Garages Seawalls i
Ernest Lancaste 8631 634-2044


BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or'will sell separate.
(863)763-1370
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
for outdoors, 2 lighted rein-
deer & 1 lighted sleigh, $75.
(863)467-0044
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, for out-
side & animated Santa &
Mrs. Claus, $100.
(863)467-0044
SHELVES- 2, Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8' 5 levels, adjustable,
$100. or will separate
(863)763-5062
SLEIGH, large, wooden, with
3 reindeer, $50 for all.
(863)763-0141 after 6pm
TANNING BOOTH stand up,
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
(863)634-9119



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,
$100 (863)634-9316
OVATION CELEBRITY GUI-
TAR- w/hard shell case,
curly maple top, $450
86.j)357-034i-]i erm.'t
VOX ORGAN-w/rhythm & per-
cussion, complete w/stool,
$200 (772:36.cl5299 Okee-
chobee'.



Engraver-Newhermes. Elec
iric Engravuograpr w rryi3r
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
(863)673-0538
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 8 weeks
old, very tiny, female, black
w/white markings. $300 neg.
(863)763-7563
CURR PUPPIES, 6 males & 4-
feiral-s, weeks old, $50
ea,:r ri S 1)644-1957 or
(561)-262-7869
DACHSHUNDS 'PUPPIES, AKC
males, 10 wks. old, black &
tan, w/health certificates. $300
each.': (863)467-7288.
FERRET- healthy, tame, 1 yr"
old, rare-colors, loves to
play, inclds reg papers, $60
(863)983-3740 Clewiston
PET. CAGES- 1 large, 1 medi-
um b or Iravelirin 1 for
botn or will -ll sep
(239)657-4348
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 6 wks.
old, wormed. Adorable, must
see! $450for Females,.$400
for Males. (863)675-7105



POOL SUPPLIES, Sand filter
w/pump & 4 step w/rail
siljaircaie $300 C al for
more -details.
(863)675-7321


PAINTBALL GUN, Automag,
with paint balls & all acces-
sories. $150 (863)467-8187
POOL TABLE, $150.
(863)801-1398
POOL TABLE COVER/PAD,
Turns your pool table into a
regular table. $20
(863)610-1276
SET OF GOLF CLUBS -
complete, woods, irons, etc.
Good cond. $125.
863-467-9892



STEREO- CD, Cassette player.
AM/FM With speakers. $60.
(863)675-0104
STREET EDGE, (2), 200 watt
amps, $175 for both
(863)634-6476
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
(863)634-6476.


HITACHI 40" WIDE SCREEN
Like new, works perfect. $500.
863-261-4999
PANASONIC High Definition
TV, 54", Cinema Vision,
$1100 or best offer.
(863)634-8730


CONST. EQUIP. For Sale: Lad-
ders 20' & 40', alum walk-
ways, tool boxes, air comp.
$1500for all (863)261-6892
GENERATOR--12KW-Guardian
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New,
never used. $2200:
(863)467-9390
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
(863)241-1793


HYDRAULIC JACKS(3), 5 ton,
rolling channel. $775
(215)527-9221
LADDER- Gorilla type folding
ladder. Brand new. $100.
(863)610-1120
WOOD WORKING TOOLS: Too
many to list! $2500 for all, will
sep. 863-467-0044 or
863-610-1715


WOODWORKERS- radial arm
saw, joiner/planer, sanders,
drill press, bandsaw, &more
$1800 (561)718-8580


-SHARP 4-HEAD, Hi-Fi Stereo
VCR w/35+ movies, 1 XXX.
$150 or trade for gun.
(772)461-8822

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8.45
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. For intermedi-
ate rider. $1000
:?,6h.6:3.03 .T.8-r :3-]9
SWEET PAINT PONY-
brown/white, about 10
hands, $1000
(863)675-5762
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet,. $2500.
(863)357-JUMP



COMMERCIAL SPRAYER-
Honda XL 32000 psi, 11 HP,
$350 (863)675-0247
COOKER/SMOKER, for out-
side, like new, $100.
(863)357-6617
JOHN DEERE Hydro 185,
17hp riding mower, like new
I.a rnd 1.8%95 86-763-4149
,r r lt ,8 .. .. .
JOHN DEERE walk behind,
54" comm'l mower, runs &
works great. $895.
863-763-4149/561-758-4337
RIDING MOWER- :l1 Muijir,
12.5 hp -41 ':ul, 1 *[., itpl
runs. c.rutL qreat $400 nen



CALF TABLE- very useful for
goats, sheep'si calves shots,
dehorning, hooves, $200
(863)946-0912


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
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 1bi;
1ba, $325/mo., Call
(786)285-8872 or
moniqueq@comcast.net
IN TOWN (3) APARTMENTS
AVAILABLE NOW!!! 2BR/1BA
No pets. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
TREASURE ISLAND:1 BR
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $600
mo. +sec. Furnishedincludes
utilities. (863)467-5616
SVilla, 2br/2ba, $850 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env, no pets, lawn maint., 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750


Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
561-255-4377.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mi. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry
772-216-1461
The Hammock, 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage, CBS, quiet cul-
de-sac, lease, ref's req'd,
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.
772-465-7443 call for inter-
view.


OKEECHOBEE, (2) 6 acre par-
cels. Hwy 441 & 98, monthly
rent $600/parcel. Barn, Ponds,
Wellwtr,Fenced.561-236-8708



NICE 2,000 S.E Exec. Office
Avail Nov.1., 107 S.W. 17th
St. Suite B., Yr. Lease+,
call for info
863-634-3040/863-467-9608


KINGS BAY 1 br w/private
bath. Full house privileges.
$125/wk. + 1/2 util.
863-467-6798
ROOMMATE: Fully furnished
apartment w/Washer, Dryer,
Microwave, Bed, etc. Kings
Bay, $425/mo (787)538-1366

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BELLE GLADE- Apartment
uuildih in ihr sale. Lg 30
ur CBi', CB:., individual me-
ters, Recently renovated. Go-
ing for reasonable price, Call
(786)285-8872 or
moniqueq@comcast.net


BUCKHEAD RIDGE-Older 3br,
'r.-j ,I widi Ornl.tf. nr w
niiji rooIl niW c rpIr
Inrurqnii ilt s i in3ovegrouna
,oal71 H ,,,,mm ,,reen[room
Vi j i(u. i 1 ,,1 ifsei &ruiri
lin'ei reajr vjr,, lull sprinHler

Possible Owner Financing
CLEWISTON, 3/2 CBS CA/H,
1.5 Fenced-Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-81.14

Mobile Homes



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




BHR 2/2 Doublewide
$650/mo.r $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031



LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
Pl Wii e ,: ill (36 1jj ) 7 '51:'l




MOBILE HOME BA IRBA
L ,je prc ri i acre fenced
and w:,,:eO i $650 1r Icule
some until. (863)634-3451



Manufactured Home, 1995
3/2, selling as is, $10,000.
(863)675-0883
M/H 3BR/1.5BA
100x1251 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, newCA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
porl 12x12 shed w/ W/D, in
adul3 park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, $25000 neg.
(863)763-6912/447-0055
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In
M/H Pk. ini Okee. Turn Key,
$20K Negot. (305)345-2472
TREASURE ISLAND
3br, 2ba, lake access, quiet
area, $800/mo., 1st., last &
sec dep. (561)743-4331
WANTED: Damaged SWMH
'94 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341
WATERFRONT LOT, 2BR/1BA
Trailer. $175,000 Sally Stone,
Owner/Agent, New Wave
Realty (772)285-5856

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVe 3010
Jet Skiis 3015


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



ACHILLES 10 Ft, Sport Tender
/ Raft. Wood floor w/soft bot-
tom. Great for diving. $475
w/trailer. (863)357-7529
BASS BOAT: 2002 Ranger,
520 VX w/225 hp Mercury.
Still under warranty. $21.500.
(863)357-0892
BASS TRACKER '87, 16'6";, 92
50hp Mercury Marina, '78 EZ
Loader trailer, runs good.
$2500 (863)467-1401
CANOE- 14' Aluminum, square
back, $275 (863)675-0300


BOMBER BASS BOAT 14' -
50hp Johnson, elect. mtr.,,
w/trlr. w/new tires. Exc.,
cond. $1800. 863-467-6054.
CHRISCRAFT '81, 28ft., 130hp
Volvo, new trans., trailer &
tires, needs rigging. $2500
neg. (863)675-3775
COBIA 17FT center console,
new paint, bimi top & cover,
fish finder, 70 evinrude & trir
$2500 (863) 467-9511
CRISCRAFT '84- 15ft, with
trailer, Chrysler motor, needs
work $300 or best offer
1863)467-4994
DECK BOAT 23ft 130hp
Yjamaha, full Bimini. w/trlr..
F F depth. Good condition.
.8.500. (863)675-7777 eves.
DUCK BOAT 14.2' Arthur
Armstrong w/Highlander trir.
w'new tires. Refurb.w/lock
,. over.$1500.863-467-0371
HOUSEBOAT, 50', needs some-
repair, $3000.
1561)261-0766 for appt. to
.ve.
HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20',
tiniter than new. Loaded.-
W irlr. $17,500.,
Ir:-946-6639/634-2401 5
JON BOAT- 16', full equipped.
with trailer, Must See !
$2000 (863)673-0242
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $2495 firm.-
(863)763-9998
PONTOON BOAT w/10' Alum
Top, fishing lights, 70HP_
Evinrude, Minikota Troll Mo-,
tor $3500 (863)467-8020
RANGER BASS BOAT, 18' w/
custom trailer, 150hp
Johnson, newfactory
powerhead & lower unit,
new upholstery. $5500
PONTOON BOAT, 24', w/2003
Mercury 50hp stroke,
w/trolling motor, ready to fish,
too many boats. $3500
(863)255-4935
RAYCHEON RADAR, 10 mile
radius, $300 (215)527-9221
TROPHY, 1997 20Ft., w/walk
around cabin, 120 hp Merc
Force 0/B, Loran, VHF, Outrig-
gers...Many extra's! No trailer.
$7,900. (772)473.9179 Garry
www.glang62@aol.com


F. RIVER RV, 1999 30', 2
bed, 1 BA, A/C, $3,500/neg.'
Call 863-673-3834.
TRAVEL TRAILER: 2003 Wild-
erness, 25 Ft. Lite 4500 Ibs.
Exc. cond. Sips. 6, Full Kitchen
& Bath, Queen sz. bed. Sleeper
sofa. Upgraded awning,
$.1.3,500 (b8630S-.3079


CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen end., all
extras. Like new, $12K neg
863-357-1784/863-634-2454



BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-'
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
dr3ar' 1,701)863|7t3-76u9 <
GPS, Cobra 500 Handheld,
.hardly used. $125
i86?i824 0801 .
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.'
Asking $100 (863)824-0801 '
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- for,
Johnson or Evinrude,
13.5x22 $110
(270)210-9385 ..



GAMEFISHER 3HP runs.
g ood. Less than 10 hours.'
200.863 467-6054


Classic Triumph Chopper '691
Project,'650cc; 90% done,.
good title. LaBelle'area. $2500
'(863)674-0898
HARLEYDAVIDSONS2
ULTRA CLASSIC 2005
3500 mls., ALL the toys.
As new. $18,900.
HERITAGE SOFTAIL SPECIAL
1996,1000's in chrome & ex-
tras. 3600 mls. Must see this
bike to appreciate! $17,500. or
best offer. (863)634-7021
Day (863)763-5933 Evening
mbrandel@strato.net
HONDA 100 DIRT BIKE '03-
like new, only 60-75 hrs rid-
ing time, $1800;
(863)635-2438 after 5pm
HONDA GOLDWING- '05, 30th'
yr Anniversary Addt. Gar. kept
Only 3300 mi., Access. incld..
$15,500. (863)517-2024
HONDA NIGHTHAWK- '84,
Runs & looks good. $1200.:
or best offer (863)517-2024
HONDA XR50 '03- completely-
modified from stock, $2499
(863)697-2605
KAWASAKI ZL600- '96, Low-
mi. Gar. kept, Light & low to
ground. Must see. $2800.
Neg. (863)517-2024
MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,'
Single rail, new tires, lights &*
fenders.$1450 (863)674-0898.
LaBelle area
IIlHHBiHB


ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Stainless steel dump bed,'
$175 (863)357-5754
HONJDA 400EX '99, Engine:
rebuilt, has custom & stock.
plastics & rims, blown head*
gasket. $1000;
(863)357-1974
HONDA CR85R '06, Big Wheeli
Expert, runs & looks great,'
comes with riding gear,:
$2500 neg. (863)599-0788
SWAMP BUGGY, V6 eng., 3/44
ton running gear, brand new!
tractor tires, $3500.,
(863)673-4505


A/C, 15,000 btu, used 6,
months. $100 (863)467-68686
FOUR WINDS '96, 36 ft.,-
$9500 (863)517-1207 or'
(239)464-3240








Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 9, 2006


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equ it 4025t
Forin Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trocks4040
Parts -Repar. 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailere 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-
only made 1 year, $1200 or
best offer (863)763-2890
Buick Roadmaster, '93, ps,
pb, ABS, cruise control, new
tires, brakes & rotors,
$1200 neg. (863)674-0007
CADILLAC DEVILLE- '90, No
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
DODGE INTREPID SPORT,
1997 Excellent condition,
$2,500. Call 863-357-9997.
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)67-175-1754
FORD ESCORT- '94, 4 door
Wagon. Runs good! $1000..
or best offer. (863)634-1220
HONDA CIVIC '92- 4dr, look
nice, 4 cyl,, $2500
(863)835-3521
LINC TOWN CAR '84- Must
see to appreciate, $1800 or
best offer (561)358-?628 or
(863)675-2610


I Pubic Noice


LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1800.
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN MARK VIII '97 2
dr, coupe, auto, all pwr, a/c,
V8, exc.stereo sys., 130k mis.,
very clean.
$5K.863-674-0874
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
runs good, $900.
(863)801-1398
MAZDA 626, '97, runs good, 4
dr., great on gas, $2499.
(863)230-0014
MAZDA PROTEGE- '93, Good
car. New tires. Needs motor.
Have a another motor to put in.
$500. (863)228-6141
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC, straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer
(863)634-7598
NISSAN MAXIMA- '93, Runs,
Needs minor repair. $700.
(863)228-6141
OLDS 98 '89- 4dr,.white,blue
interior, $2100 or best offer
(561)358-2628 or
863)675-2610
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX- '80,
Good condition. $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-3979
TOYOTA COROLLA- '92,
Clean, new fires, ANC works.
Solid motor & transmission.
$1600. (863)763-7475
TOYOTA COROLLA '98 4 dr,
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.
(863)634-4518
VOLVO 740 ELE '85, 4 door,
good body, engine, trans-
mission, needs wiring under
hood. $400 (863)467-8041


FORD ROADSTER 1927 -
small bik. Chevy, everything
brass, chrome or S/S. Exc.
cond.$19,500. 946-6639 msg


SKID LOADER- CL55 Ford,
Runs & works good. $6500.
Neg. (863)517-2024



JEEP CJ5 1979, $1000.
(863)673-8971
JEEP WAGONEERS (2) both
run, fix up one use other for
parts $2300 (863)673-0242
JEEP WRANGLER '89, V8
Chevy 350, 33" tires, auto.,
hardtop. $7500 firm. LaBelle
(863)674-0898


EASY GO GOLF CART, three
wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
after 6pmr
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sel-
Imng with a classified ad.


CAR TOW DOLLEY
Good condition. $500.
863-467-4860
DASH COVER, for Honda Civ-
ic, $25. (863)447-5374
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
TONNEAU COVER Sportsmas-
ter Slant side & Rubber bed
mat, fits '99 to '06 Chevy 6.5
bed. $150. (863)467-9927.
TRANSMISSION- rebuill
4L60E, $400 or best offer
(863)467-8856


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
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FORD F150 '84 exc. cond.,
67k mis, cold a/c. $2300.
863-467-7391
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. $1K or best offer.
863-634-1867
FORD F250. SUPER DUTY-
'99, Standard, V8 Low mL.,
Clean $5500. 863-467-1877
or 321-403-7805
MITSUBISHI- '88, For parts or
fix. Needs head. Good trans.
& tires. No battery. $600.
firm (863)983-7807
MITSUBISHI PICKUP, '89, 4
cyl., 35mpg, runs great,
$2499. (863)835-3521


FORD ESCAPE 2001:
Mid Size SUV. 4 cyl., 5 spd.,
Cruise, Air, Great conditions
$7500. 863-634-7021 Days
or 863-763-5933 Evenings
mbrandel@strato.net
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
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.
(863)675-3979


HOME MADE TRAILER 6 X
7. Need tires. $75 or best of-
fer. 863-447-6054 Iv.msg.


HOME MADE TRAILER 7X16
Need tires. $400 or best of-
fer. 863-447-6054 Iv.msg.
TOW DOLLY- lyr old, asking
$600 firm (561)909-7367
UTILITY TRAILER, 16'. $1000
or best offer. (239)340-4739


DODGE VAN '91, needs a little
work, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-2250

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida.34972 on November 24,
2006, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida
Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model
and via are as follows.
1996 Red Mitsubslhl Eclipse
VIN#4A3AK34Y1TE305088
1990 White Ford Probe
VIN#1ZVPT21U9L5118801
1990 White Ged PrIzm
VIN#1Y1SK5163LZ081641
1901 Mida Null Travel Trailer
9VIN#1MW1NR2000NO01334
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of.final bid. ALL-SALES ARE FI-
SNAL NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles will be sold in "AS
IS" condition with no guarantee's.
174539 ON 11/9/2006 r. .


Find It faster. Sen It soon-
er in the classfieds
Time to clean out, .the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
BANKING SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby requests sealed
proposals from qualified financial institutions to provide "Banking Services for
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Court and Tax Col-
lector,. Inquiries and/or requests for a copy of the full text RFP are available at
wwwco okeechobee fl us or can be obtained b contacting Robble L Chartier,
Deputy County Administrator at (863) 763-6441 orfax (863)763-01186.
Proposers desiring to provide the services described in this RFP shall Include a title
page, table of contents, letter of transmittal, documentation addressing each point in
the RFP and any additional information concerning this RFP pertinent to providing
the banking services.
interested financial institutions shall submit six (6) signed copies thereof in a sealed
envelope bearing the name of the proposer and the words "RFP 2006-24 BANK-
ING SERVICES FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS, CLERK OF COURT AND TAX COLLECTOR" no later than 2:00 p.m. EST on
November 22, 2006 to the Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Proposals re-
ceived after the time and date specified will be returned to the submitter unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to
waive technical errors and informalifies, and to accept the proposal, which In its
judgment, best serves the public Interest.
Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
174479 ON 11/9/06

NOTICE
There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okeechobee
County on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. in the Planning & Develop-
ment Conference Room of the County Annex Building located at 499 NW 5th
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator
Tounst Development Council
Okeechobee County
174242 N 11/9/06


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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS CDBG
CONTRACT NO. 1 REBID
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CDBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EX-
ECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2:00 om
Wednesday December 6 2006 at which time the bids duly submitted will be
opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date speci-
fled will not be considered.
This project is for the construction of the following: New Effluent Filters, Slab, Pip-
Ing, Electrical and Controls; New Electrical/Laboratory Bpilding; and Miscellane-
ous Equipment
Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed In the Proposal.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority successful experience in building, mechanical, and
electrical construction of projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be In accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the ENGINEER, Metzgeor & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550,.Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents maybe obtained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $125.00 for each Document, which includes
postage and handling by First Class US Mall. Return of the Documents is not re-
quired, and the amount paid for the Documents Is non-refundable. Partial sets of
the documents will not be provided.;
A certified or cashiers check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to The
Okeechobee Utility Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that
the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the
contraband furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may result in the Okeechtdbee Utility Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
mitted in compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the Instructions to
Bidders.
Performance andpayment bonds In thefull amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business
in the State of Florida and listed in the Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida
registered agent.
The Okeechobee Utility Auir,,nt .e.erve ie i r r.ir, In ic,,l l', ii Ui'u, with or
without cause, to waive lecnnical errors ant in'ormaisges, o io accept me Bid(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shall
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
opening.
The Okeechobee Utilly Authority
Oy: John E Hayford, PE, Executive Director
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee FL 34974
1741060 N 11/9-15/06

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Community Events


Children's Services group will meet
TheChildren's Services Councilwill meet Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m.
in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School Board office
at 700 S.W Second Ave.

Airboat group will meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association willhold its monthly meet-
ing at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m.
All members are encouraged to be present.

Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
meet Thursday, No\. 16 at7 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 \ill be (olUl.\\ed by a discussion of "'Pope Joan" b\ Diana
Cross.-Everyone \\ho JikesJo_read and discuss books is welcome. For
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Chamber to hold gun safety class
The gun handling and safety class for hand guns only will be held
Thursday, Nov..16, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce,
55 S. Parrott Ave. The class will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 18, to go to the shooting range. For information, call the,
Chamber office at i863763-6464. ,

Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale \oill be held Thurs-
day, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov, 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hardcover
books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half price. Pro-
ceeds will be used to augment the DVD collection. The Library is located
at 206 S.W 16th St. For information, call (863) 763-3536.

Business women's group will meet -
OkeechobeeBusiriess XWomen's Referral Networking Group will meet
Friday, Nov. 17, for networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon at the
Brahma Bull, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Give-away items are fun and appreciated.
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Network is committed to
enhancing the overall success of women in business, promotes network-
ing and business referral and offers a system for sharing information and
support. Friends and business associates are welcome. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at (863) 467-7100.

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.


Annual food drive under way
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunninghaim, 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 Country fishing to receive food from this
drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunningham toll free at (866) 500-
4104 to register the organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-mail may be
sent to wcunninghafnOl@'adelphia.net to receive a lood recipient form.
All food collected locally will be distributed in Okeechobee County.
Raulerson Hospital is, again, the main drop-off location for non-perish-
able 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.

Signi-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upw ard Basketball and Cheeri'ading programs is
open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church Recreation Out-
reach Center, 310 S.W. Fifth St., for boys and girls in grades one through
six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.

Ministry plans Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will hold their 20th free community
Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, No\. 2.3. This meal is available to any-
one w\ho would like a meal. You may join us at Grace Brethren Schools,
701 S. Parrott Ave., from I I a.m. until 2 p.m.To help provide this free din-
ner, they are also looking for monetary donations to.purchase the food.
Checks can be sent to Grace Ministries, P.O. Box t;6.3, Okeechbbee, Fla.,
34973. They will also need people to cook the turke\ s ahead of time, and
volunteers to serve and do deliveries on Thanksgiling Day. For informa-:
tion, or if \ ou need a dinner delivered to your home, call Bonnie at 1863)
763-5803.

Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee Main
Street's second annual Christmas Windo\ Decorating Contest. Win-
dowvs should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's annual lighting
ceremony. The judging W\ill [akeplace on Dec. 9 following the Christmas
Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque for the year to display as
being the Christmas windowdecorating winner. For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street executive director Lydia Jean Williams at (863)
357-MAIN.

R.OJA.D. group
The Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) executive
meeting will be held Wedhesday, Nov. 29, at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., at I p.m followed b[ the R.O A.D. meeting.
Forinformation, contact Jim Vensel at (863) 3574177.


Library hosts Cracker storyteller
On Friday, Dec. 1, Judge Nelson Baile \%ill present a Florida Cracker
history program entitled "Cow Hunters, Cow Whips arid Cur Dogs" at
the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Come learn
about:5.00 fascinating years in Florida's history as seen through the story
of the horse and co\\ in Florida. This program is sponsored by the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public

Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and \\ill take place on Fri-
day, 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 18631 824-2702.

Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee Presbvierian,i, church LISA, 312 N Parrott Ave. There will be many,
hand-crafted items like new white elephants, baked goods and'much
more. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the church, and proceeds
%ill go to toward missionary projects. Doors %%ill open at 9 a.m. For infor-
mation, call Eleanor at 1863.1763-6928.

BHR church planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold their annual
bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, trom 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There
\\ill be a variety of homemade crafts and baked goods. Soup, Sandwiches
and drinks will be available. For information, call 1863) 357-6500.

Local club plans fashion show
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter #128 will host their 10th annual
fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club, 1855 S.\W 53rd. Doors %will open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be
served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to be modeled will be furnished by local
shop owners. There will be a Tea Cup Auction and prize give-aways- Tick-
ets are now available. For information or tickets contact Margaret C. Smith
at i8 6.3i 467-8020 or (863)634-1487; or, MaryAnn Holt at (863) 634-8087.

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 throughout 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 1 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 civilwargal@cs.com; and
Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or Greyrideri863@aol.com.


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12 IN THE MILITARY The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 9,2006


Service Club Briefs


American
Legion Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
2950.
American Legion Post 64 is
open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from
11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Thursday
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 3:30
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and mar-
garitas served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from I
until 9 p.m.
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.
e Friday .night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music willbe
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
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 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment 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. 78W, 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-
9563.
*i 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 Tesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1p.m.
*First and thirdThursday: Auxil-
iary at 6p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation.
Music will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music
at7p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donationI
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 Saturday, chicken
wings and blooming onions will be
sold at 2 p.m. for donation

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Filth
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.
e. 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 bene-
fit distressed 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 WM. Margaret at (863) 467-
8020.
Saturday, Dec. 2: annual fash-
ion show and luncheon at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855
S.W. 53rd St., at S.R. 78. Doors will
open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be
served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to
be modeled will be furnished by
local shop owners. There will be a


Tea Cup auction and giveaways.
Tickets are available for $10 per per-
son. For information contact Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020 or

(863) 634-1487; or, Mary Ann Holt
at (863) 634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 am.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodgeat (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.
Sunday, Nov. 19: W.O.T.M.
bake sale from 9 am. until noon.
Members are asked to bring cakes,
pies or cookies to the lodge for this
sale.
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Moose
Lodge meeting at 8 p.m. All mem-
bers should plan to attend.
Thursday, Nov. 23: Thanksgiv-
ing dinner from noon until 5 p.m.
Karaoke to follow.
Tuesday, Nov. 28: Moose
Lodge enrollment at 8 p.m. All
prospective members should
attend.

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 p.m.
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday 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 sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at 8
p.m. '
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m;'
Moose races every Saturday at
1p.m.Washertossat3p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sun-
days from 3 p.m. until ?, with
snacks. .
Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9 a.m.




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VFWPost #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 information .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 avail-
able. 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.
Sundays: dinner will be avail-
able 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 auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is.
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,-
contact the quartermaster at (863).
763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon, Mon-
day through Sunday.
\Ve are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AM ETS ladies auxiliary.
WednesdaN: Ladies Auxiliary'
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVeLs. Music will be available
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch %\ill be available.
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 imme-
diately 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 Sat-
urday:.,
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day 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 Auxil-
iary.
.* Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m. ...
*. Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. alongwith live music and
dancing.
*Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Livermusic and dancing will
startat7 p.m. .
Sunday. open at I:p.m. with,
the big-screen TV
Call .863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W., members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
month at S p.m. The club is also,
available for weddings and parties.
For information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (863i 610-
6659, or Keith at i863 634-2682.
Saturday, Nov. 4: dinner and
dance beginning with spaghetti
dinner at 6 p.m. that will be Iol-
lowed with music by Phil Eddings at
7 p.m. $1 margaritas 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 1863) 763-8072
or (863) 634-2682; Kip at (863) 357.-
0427) or (863) 610-6659; or, the
Shrine Club at (863) 763-3378.


Melendez graduates


from basic training


Air Force Airman Paolo D.
Melendez has graduated from
basic military training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio,
Texas.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and special
training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-


plete basic
training earn
credits toward
an associate
degree through
the Communi-
ty College of
the Air Force.
He is the
son of Brad
and Edith Fry Airman
of N.W Fifth Melendez
St., Okee-
chobee.
Melendez is a 2006 graduate of
Okeechobee High School.


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