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Okeechobee News

Vol. 97 No. 317 Monday, November 13, 2006 504 Plus tax

Canal work
starts today
Beginning Monday, Nov.
13, a turbidity screen (silt
screen) will be placed at the
throat of canals prior to work
These screens will be
placed at the canal: north of
S.E. 25th St.; north of S.E. 18th
Court; north of S.E. 19th
Court; north of S.E. 20th
Court; north of S.E. 21st Court;
north of S.E. 23rd St.; and,
north of S.E. 24th St.
Boat, traffic can cross over
these screens with due care.
Cooperation of the resi-
dents in these areas is request-
ed during these operations.
Clerk of Courts
plans luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of Cir-
cuit Court will be closed
between the hours of noon
and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov.
17, for the annual employee
holiday luncheon.
The office will promptly re-
open to :he public at 1:30 p.m.-
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Tiger Woods' streak is over.
Woods failed to win a 72-
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Drought Index
Current: 596
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.56 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
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Jim Melo (left) and his wife Sandy Melo (center) give daughter Jaimie Melo (right) a
helping hand in getting Dorothy, a 13-month old Angus cross, ready for competition
Friday evening at the FFA/4-H Livestock Show held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic

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Dressed for the occasion
City of Okeechobee Councilman Lowery Markham (left)
and Bobby Kelly were appropriately dressed in red,
white and blue for the Veterans' Day Ceremony held in
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SFWMD to host

public meetings
OKEECHOBEE The South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) will hold public meetings on Thursday, Nov. 16, and Friday,.
Nov. 17, to discuss the Kissimmee Basin Water Supply Plan update.
Thursday's meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Friday's will start at,
Both meetings will be held at the SFWMD Okeechobee Service,
Center, 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201, on the second floor of the Bank,
of America building.
For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Garbage pickup schedule changed
OKEECHOBEE-- Waste Management has announced there will
be no garbage pickup on Thursday, Nov. 23- Thanksgiving Day.
If your normal pick up day is Thursday, your garbage will be picked,
up Friday, Nov. 24. Friday's pickup will then be done on Saturday, Nov.
-- 25.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and recy-

- Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced that
the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting will be
a held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Commission chambers at 304 N.W. Second St.
-- Requests to be included on the agenda for the meeting should be
sent to Sen. Alexander's office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 6.
, Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative session
__ will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form in order to
appear before the delegation for consideration, and must be accompa-
nied by a resolution from the local government supporting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delegation,
on state issues that are of concern to them.
S For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation
hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at
(863) 386-6016


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The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.mi.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
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Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
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OFC marks Red Ribbon Week

Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus celebrated Red Ribbon
Week during Oct. 23 through
Oct. 31. The theme for this
year's campaign was "100 per-
cent Me Drug Free". During Red
Ribbon Week, students at
Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus displayed their commit-
ment to living a drug and alco-
hol free life by wearing red
ribbon bracelets with this
theme imprinted on them. Red
ribbons were tied around trees,
posts, and railings throughout
the campus as reminders to stu-
dents and the community. Stu-
dents were encouraged to sign
pledge cards to further demon-
strate their commitment to be
drug free. A total of 134 stu-


dents signed pledge cards. Stu-
dents who signed pledges also
signed their name to the OFC
Red Ribbon Pledge banner
which hangs proudly in the
main office. All students were
given lollipops with the logo
"100 percent Me Drug Free" on
Throughout the week jour-
nalism students shared statis-
tics about teen drug and alco-

hol use on the morning
Students were reminded that
drugs destroy dreams and that
you can never achieve your full
potential if you use drugs. Mrs.
Sills talked to students about the
program Too Good for Drugs
and Violence which addresses
various topics aimed at reducing
the problem of teen drug use
and violence.
Students were also encour-
aged to participate in an essay
contest. The theme, was "I've
Got Better Things to do Than
Drugs" and students were asked
to write about what they do to
stay drug and alcohol free and
why it is important to their

Submined pholc'/OFC
The Red Ribbon Week essay contest winners are: .(left to
right), Tamara Rix and Jolanda Chamberland. Congratula-
tions to these young ladies for their outstanding essays!.

YMS salutes veterans
Yearling Middle School honored veterans during their annual Veterans' Day commemo-
ration held Thursday, Nov. 9.

The Okeechobee Freshman
Campus (OFC) celebrated Veter-
ans' Day by holding a special pro-
gram at the Recreation Outreach
Center (ROC). The program hon-
ored veterans who have served or
are serving in the armed forces.
Principal Andy Brewer, assis-
tant principal, Cary McKee and
Brian Dryden offered remarks per-
taining to respect for the American
flag and offered gratitude to our
Members of the JROTC and the
FFA helped to make the program a
success. The JROTC cadets pre-
sented the colors and skillfully
demonstrated their military drills.
FFA officers Kaley Dees,

Cheyenne Fallman, Maci Culligan,
Austin Harvey, Chelsie Houston
and Valerie McKee spoke elo-
quently at the program. These stu-
dents also honored the veterans
present at the program by calling
them forward to be recognized.
The most solemn and special
moment of the program was the
slide show created by Dan
Thomas that featured pictures of
veterans, along with their military
accomplishments and their rela-
tionships to OFC students and staff
The students and faculty of
OFC enjoyed the program and
were pleased with the opportunity
to honor America's veterans.

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Very few battles of life are con-
cluded with a once and for all vic-
tory. Most ct tl. m have to be
fought again and again. We shape
our lives by making choices and
decisions. We become creatures of
habit, and join the throng that
moves along in a rut. Or we
choose to be creative and launch
out into new experiences and feel-
ings of accomplishments. The
kind of person we happen to be
was largely' determined by the
way we have fought the battles of
life, either through habit or the'
adventures of creativity. This is
certain, too! Each of us is deciding
today just the kind of person we
will be tomorrow. No person rises
above his .ambitions and neither
does he sink below his darkest
dfl.t Thought To Remember:
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The pitfalls, problems of the Danglepod weed

By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Glades County Extension Direc-
tor Shelly Humphries recently
asked me to help identify a weed
that an area resident was having
trouble with. This tall roadside
weed was reported to be spreading
rapidly into new areas, so the con-
cern was to control its spread.
The tall ferny plant in question
is known as Danglepod, and it can
be found in moist areas across the
eastern part of the U.S. At this time
of year it has died back, revealing
dead red-brown sticks with lots of
dangling seed pods. T,,da. 's col-
umn will wake iou up to the pit-
falls and problems that might be,
found with this roadside plant.

Many names -
many climates
Soon after Ms. Humphries
brought this plant to my attention, I
took a peek at my plant identifica-
tion resources and discovered sev-
eral different common names for
this plant. The name Danglepod

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describes the curving, hanging
seed pods that cover this plant.
Another variation on this common
name is Bigpod sesbania.
Colorado River Hemp and
Hemp Sesbania names describe
the tall upright growth of this
weed; it may also relate to Native
American Indian lore where the
outer bark of these stems was
reportedly used as a fiber for mak-
ing nets. Other common names
I've uncovered for this plant are Tall
Indigo, Coffee bean and PeaTree.
Botanists adding to the confu-
sion; the preferred scientific name,
Sesbania herbacea, may be given
as S. exaltata or S. macrocarpa.
And, older references even place it
in the genus Cassia.
All these sources do agree that
this plant grows in a wide area. It
can be found growing throughout

Farm-City Week
At their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the
week of Nov. 17-23, to be Farm-City Week in Okeechobee
County. Commission chairman John Abney (right) pre-
sented a copy of the proclamation to Hank Rucks of the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau.

Florida, throughout the Southeast
U.S., with. several reports from
both Northeastern states and even
in California.

A year from
seed to seed
In the fall, all that remains of
Danglepod are the tall red-brown
stems topped with long curvy
seedpods. As winter wind and rain
move through our area, the pods
split open and the 30 to 40 seed in
each fruit will fall to the ground.
The tall weedy stems.will fall over
to decompose or may remain as,
mower lk ocks flii n J':l- i'%\ [ n i:
Danglepod is a summer annual.
This means that it will begin
growth in the spring and get taller
through the summer. Plants can
reach heights of 3 to 6 feet tall and
become quite woody at the base.
The fern-like foliage is made of-
compound leaves of small round-
ed leaflets than can be up to three
feet long.
In mid-summer, the plant pro-
duces pea-shaped flowers that are
usually yellow, but are often
streaked with purple colors. Clus-
ters at the end of the stems may
have two to six flowers. By fall,,
long 5-10 inch long pods form and
hang on the plant as the seasons
change. What remains does not
have a persistent root mass, so
don't expect it to send up many
shoots fromrthe same mother plant
in the following year.

and Problems
On the plus side, certain soil
bacteria can form nodules on the
roots of Danglepod plants, where
nitrogen from the air can be trans-
formed into fertilizer. This ability
has caused some plant scientists to
consider growing it as a soil
improving plant.
However, because it is a prolific
seed producer, it is considered to
be invasive, and should not be
used for soil enhancing properties.
This native plant is even prohibited
in Arkansas because it can com-
pete with cotton and other crops
for scarce nutrients and soil mois-

And livestock producers should
also note that Danglepod has a poi-
sonous substance in it saponin.
This makes the plant toxic to live-
stock (and humans). Seed are the
most to:\ic pail anid lea& e.s Iia\ be
grazed lat ini the g:o,,ing season
when other forage is scarce. Cattle
may develop a craving for these
seed. Poisoning symptoms are
more common when livestock is
moved into new pastui: \, ih ltii

Managing Weedy
Danglepod Patches
I t's the falling seed that keeps
this plant going, so the key to keep-
ing It fi on spreading is to prevent it
'ioi, producing seed in the first
place. A couple of ideas come to
.mind if these roadside weeds get'
out of control: ir':, it down or
spray it with herbicides.
The best time to mow or spray
this plant will be in the late spring
to early summer. After it begins to
form seedpods, using weed killers
will be too late. It makes a differ-
ence if herbicides are to be applied
to pastures, roadsides or in your
Florida Yard,, so if specific recom-
mendations on herbicides, please
contact our office.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page, If
you need additional information
on these "Coffee" plants, please
email us at or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
U.S. 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.

Memorial Tribute
Remember a loied one
ii ho has' departed it ith a special
.Memorial Tribute in this newspaper.

Your tribute can be published folhlo'i,,un the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary bfyour loved one's birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loVed one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and specli.l air or borders -n :d we'll,make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastcfull'

Visit for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.

The family of

Dorothy Xincfen

wishes to express our
appreciation for the many
caring expressions of
sympathy w-e received.

Although we miniss her,
we take great comfort
in knowing that she is
sitting at Jesus' feet.

There are m0iLe hCitcAt.1 more
triumphant than v'ctric.
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Terrific Kids
South Elementary Terrific Kids for the first nine weeks with Mr. Jim Vensel from Kiwanis
are: Sarah Heaton, Mariah Wooten, Kalyn Hickman, Lance Howard, Haley Land, Sarika
Chauhan, Rachel Fountain, Ashton Coffey, Medina Voropayeva, Aleene Romero, Rebec-
ca McNitt, Kate Phillips, Clay Rogers, Travis Collins, Kevin Hawthorne, Hannah Fralix,
Bias Aguilar, Aimee Rumbaugh, Hannah Collier, Tristen Nemeth, Alyssa Coleman, Daniel-
la Garcia, Devon Loschiavo, Bailey Kirton, Natasha Williams, Elisa Maldonado, Garett
Gorby, Trenton Hickman, Danyelle Sheffield, Zane Moreland, Flor Olvera, Lance Crum,
Tony Sauls, Korlena Lashley and Noami Aguirre.

A Mail this holi time of \iear rene' i our spirits and deliver
San ai uhbiudmice of peace, joy ami prosperity to 1ou anti yours. .
for i)yor friemnship and support, ice teel truly blessed.


The 18th Annual

Evening of Remembrance

Saturday, November 25, 2006 7:00 p.m.
at Buxton Funeral Home 110 N.E. 5th St.
For more information call 763-1994
Joyous program of music and song followed by refreshments.
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honors veterans

OPINION The OkeeChobee NeWS, Monday, November 13, 2006

Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Okeechobee issues forum at http://www.newszapforums
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would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
Out 24-hour opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or send-
ing e-mail to You can also mail submis-
sions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
TOLERANCE: I'm all for the Gay Straight Alliance. I understand why
everyone thinks the way they do. I also believe that everyone has a
right to their own opinion and the right to express it. I respect that, but
'people don't seem to understand that this club isn't about gay or
straight. The Gay Straight Alliance is about promoting tolerance -
"regardless of sexual orientation/identity or anything that makes some-
,one different. They help to stop discrimination, which we students are
'experiencing now in trying to form this club. This club would really
-'help people. I just wish it had been a club sooner.

SCHOOL BOARD: As a student at Okeechobee High School I think
'that it isn't the students with so much of a problem with the club, as it
'is'the teachers. We're being more mature about this than they are.
Also, this club is supposed to be a debate/awareness group. The club
;sn't supporting the so-called gay lifestyle, hence the name Gay
*.Straight Alliance. I know straight kids in it, as well as homosexual. I
,think the school board is stupid to fight it. They are making a big deal
out of something that should be no problem. A reason many teachers
don't support it could be out of fear they would get fired for their opin-
ions or they could be a homophobic. But someone's opinion is their
opinion. At least think about if this is affecting you before you go
against it. I haven't seen many other students give their say and isn't
this so-called dilemma affecting us? To me, the problem the school
board is making of it is unnecessary.

ACCEPTED: They should let the gay students of Okeechobee High
School have their own club. I'm "bi" and I'm not allowed to take my
Girlfriend to dances. I have lesbian friends that don't bother going to
school functions because you have to go with boys. OHS is losing a lot
of its support from students because they are bi, lesbian or gay. They
'aren't saying how many students are gay or bi that don't want to publi-
cize it because they can't do anything at school with their boyfriend or
girlfriend. School officials don't know how much courage it takes to
say "I'm gay" or "I'm bi." People pick on these people because they
don't have anyone to talk to or a place they can feel accepted. In the
Gay Straight Alliance club gays can talk to other people that under-
'stand what they are going through and they can finally feel they are

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Letters to the Editor

The fair that will house displays of all
kinds including schools, non-
will go on profit and commercial. We will
This is to let the people of also have acres of outdoor
Okeechobee kno\\ that there will exhibit area.
be the first ever Okeechobee .. Ir anyoneJs interested in hav-
' PCountn Fair at'th Anri-Civir C n- ing an exhibit, please pick up an

ter, S.R. 70 East, March 9-18,2007.
^ Our theme is "A New Tradition."
. Unfortunately there have been
many reports both on again and
off again concerning our fair. The
Okeechobee County Fair Associa-
4 tion, Inc. board, of directors are
i, committed and determined that
. the fair will happen.
. We will have a large, 100 x 150
" foot, exhibit lent with 78 spaces

application at the Extension
Office at U.S. 98 North.
We want you there!
This is just one piece of what
will be a fantastic addition to our
great community that will have
something for everyone.
Plan on coming and being a
part of "A New Tradition!"

Community Events

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

Bike ride benefits mission
The Old Men Riders Club is having a 125-mile bike ride around
the lake on Dec. 2 and is asking businesses, churches and individu-
als to sponsor each participating bike. All.bikes are welcome. The
money raised will benefit Big Lake Missions Outreach, a non-profit
mission. Riders will meet at the Brahman Theatre parking lot, 1500
S. Parrott Ave., at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene Roddenberry at
(863) 610-1841 or LarryTackett (863) 357-1780.

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Upcoming Events

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.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's' only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Women of Tomorrow
ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets from noon until 1, p.m ai
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. For information call Mar-
ilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until
8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care
are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-

Martha's House support groups meni each Wednesday Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee Couriry Heahlh iDeparimeni, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as toe group tacilalor There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the laciiitaicr
For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W.Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-

A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters 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 Indeyv Social Security Death'Index and
military information available. For niormaiion call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
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 Prayergroup 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 information, 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-
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 at6 p.m. For infor-
mation 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 language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Calhohlic Church 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.

Community Events

ILO.A.D. group meeting slated
The Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) executive
meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.,.at 1 p.m. followed by the
R.OA.D. meeting. For information, contact Jim Vensel at (863) 357-

Library hosts Cracker storyteller
On Friday, Dec. 1, Judge Nelson Bailey will present a Florida
Cracker history program entitled "Cow Hunters, Cow Whips and'
Cur Dogs" at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St.. at 7
p.m. learn about 500 fascinating years in Florida's history as
seen through the story of the horse and cow in Florida. This pro-
gram is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and isfree and
open to the public.

Community Events

Flu shots available in BHR
The Glades County Health Department will provide flu shots to
the public on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Buckhead Ridge Community
Center on S.R. 78, located next to the volunteer fire department.
The shots will be available from 9:30 until 11 a.m. There will be no
charge for the shots to persons 18 and older who have a Medicare
card. For more information and costs, call Hope Connections at
(863) 763-2404.

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.

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

Dinner offered to military personnel
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., is offering a
free dinner buffet (dine-in only) to all U.S. veterans.and active duty
military on Monday, Nov. 13, from 5 until 9 p.m. Disabled American
Veterans will be the beneficiary of any donations. Representatives
will be on site. In thanks for your service, we'd like to offer ours. For
information, call (863) 76370444.

Coalition committee meeting is planned
The OLeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
resources/assessment committee will meet Monday, Nov. 13, at
1600 S.W Second Ave. from 11:30 a:m. until 12:30 p.m. All interest-
ed persons are invited. This is a bro'. n bag lunch meeting, For
information call Keith Stripling at i 83 7:.;. i-.0.'4, 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 juntadel Conse-
jo CorisUltivo para la esci.el.i. ind ult (I I I de [l,,vieir-ibre 2006 a'
ls -I p in,.. \an ,a i ,uJnta'en el bilbliot-c.'i Tod'd'-el public' ,-,lli *r' i-
la dos de i'- ll. it' i '.

Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition ill meet Tuesday,
Nov. 14, at the First United lelh,.dlisi churchh '200) I \VW Second
Ave., from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p m. Lurnch 'l ill tIe served Fi.,r
information, call Val Marohe at (863.) -12-i21-lu1

SF VMD to host public meetings
The South Florida Watel Marnag7inent Distlict .SF"\)MDi will
Ild public meetings on Thuisdai, 'lHc\ 16, and Fliij,,y, 1',:\. 17, to
di.cui. tlie ;t ish irnmee' BaLtjin \.\iiaer Supp.'l\ Plan Lupdate
S Thur.sdai',- meeting ii ; '.i bc..gin at _..i p mi.. and Friday's ill
sa t at 11. a.n. .
Boithi meetings \1 ill be held at the SF\\ MD OLkeechobee Service
Center, 2'05 r, P'r,,.tt A e., Suite 201, on the :cond floot of the
Bank of America building.
.I F i, r f.-r mati-rin, call LS63) 41 ,,462 '260.

Children's Services group will meet.
The Chlldirien's S.ervices ,Council i. ill meett Tilurs'la',, No'. 16, ,1
5 p.m-[. In co_ ri ence i-lt ::Ioo ,.,1 l- .h .:- h. 13:'hlx "i- ,int Sc',Ol
Board ollice at 71)S \\' Sec :.nd .=5 e

Airboat group will meet.
Th,- Lake Okeechobe7 Airbo:il Associalion '.'. ill hold its rimonthly
nmeetine at Beef ,''BCadi 's. reS S. Pa,-nott .Ae., o:'n Thursdau, Nov.
16, at 6 p.m. All members are encouraged to be present.

Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobe,.e Librar, B.,uck Discussion Group
%v ill meet Thursday, Nov. ,6 at 7 p.m. in thelibiar't boatd room, 206
S.W. 16th St., to discuss "Passionate Nomand The Life of Freya
Stark" by' Jane Geniesse On Thursdai, Dec 1-1, at 7 p m. there will
be a Christmas Tea at 7 p.m. that will be follow\ ed by a discussion of
"Pope Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone x\\ho likes to read and dis-
cuss books is welcome For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
3.:5. 1, "4

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.rn at the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S Parrott Ave The class will meet at the Chamber
office at S:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, to go to the shooting range.
.For information, call the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.

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

Business women's group will meet
Okeechobee Business Women'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 networking and business referral and offers
a system for sharing information and. support. Friends and busi-
ness associates are welcome. For information, contact Robin;Del-
gado 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
1863) 467-6596 or (863) 467-4551.

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

The Okeechobee New, Monday, November 13,2006


The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 13, 2006 BUSINESS 5

Learning to recycle

Submitted photo/Waste Management
On Friday, Oct. 13, North Elementary School fourth graders learned about recycling
and solid waste from Waste Management's Community Outreach Representative,
Jenny Pung. Among other things, students learned how the average American makes
4.4 pounds of solid waste, or trash, each day (before recycling). These North Ele-
mentary School students were just a few of the fourth graders who did an excellent
job listening and participating: (front left to right), Keegan Simmons, Travis Kick-
lighter, Braydon Kassella (back left to right), Jose Vallles, Jenny Pung and Nicole

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North Elementary School fourth graders learned about recycling and solid waste from
Waste Management's Community Outreach Representative, Jenny Pung. Among other
things, students learned how the average American makes 4.4 pounds of solid waste, or
trash, each day (before recycling). Students participating in the presentation are: (left to
right), Leticia Soriano-Rios, Kimberly Sisson, Jay Plummer, Devon Wigfall and Ernesto

Edward Jones ranks high

in customer satisfaction

The financial-services firm
Edward Jones ranks highest in full-
service investor satisfaction for the
second consecutive year, accord-
ing to the J.D. Power and Associ-
ates 2006, Fun Service Investor Sat-
isfaction Study(SM), Sharon Ming,
investment representative in Okee-
chobee, announced.
The J.D. Power and Associates
study found that strong customer
service representative perform-
ance, convenience, account set-
up/offerings, account statements
and product and service offerings
combined with competitive invest-
ment performance drive Edward
Jones' first-place finish. Edward
Jones does particularly well serv-
ing its more affluent clients, the
survey found.
"As a firm, all of us are commit-
ted to providing outstanding client
service," said Ming. "Our clients
are the true judges of our service,
and these surveys show that our
clients think highly of the firm and
their relationships with their local
investment representatives and
branch office administrators. Their
satisfaction is reflected by the fact
that they would recommend
Edward Jones to their friends, as
reported in the study results."
I According to the study, satisfac-
tion translates into advocacy, and
Edward Jones clients recommend
their investment representative
more often than other firms,
according to the survey.
Meeting face to face with one's
investment professional is the best
way to increase satisfaction, the
survey found.
"We believe that individual
investors prefer to conduct busi-
ness face to face in offices that are
,conveniently located," Ming said.
"We treat our clients the way we
would want to be treated, and we
appreciate the honor that they
bestow upon us.
Edward Jones ranked highest
by J.D. Power and.Associates in
2005, and highest in 2002, when
the study began.
Recently, Edward Jones in
Canada announced the firm's
highest ranking in J.D. Power and
Associates Canadian study.
About Edward Jones:
Edward Jones provides invest-
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for individual investors in the Unit-
ed States, Canada and the United
Kingdom. Every aspect of the
company's business, from the
type's of investment 'options

offered to the location of branch
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vidual investors in the communi-
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The firm's 9,000-plus investment
representatives work directly with
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Edward Jones is headquartered

in St. Louis. The Edward Jones
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About J.D. Power and Associ-
Headquartered in Westlake Vil-
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ates is an ISO 9001-registered glob-
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firm operating in key business sec-
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forecasting, consulting, training
and customer satisfaction. The
firm's quality and satisfaction
measurements are based on
responses from millions of con-
sumers annually. J.D. Power and
Associates is a business unit of The
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March of Dimes announces

WalkAmerica 2007 kick-off

Okeechobee The March of
Dimes Treasure Coast Division is
pleased to announce the kick-off
of WalkAmerica 2007, the organi-
zation's largest fundraiser. The
kick-off celebration will be held at
Locals Restaurant on Tuesday,
Nov. 14, from 5:30 until 7 pm.
Anyone interested in signing up to
become a team for WalkAmerica
is welcome to attend. WalkAmeri-
ca will take place on Saturday,
March 31, at Flagler Park.
March of Dimes WalkAmerica
is the walk that saves babies.
Money raised in WalkAmerica
helps the March of Dimes fight
prematurity a growing crisis
that now affects half a million
babies born in the U.S. each year.
The number of babies born pre-
maturely has increased by 30 per-
cent since 1983. In Florida 29,287
babies were born prematurely in
2004. Premature birth is the lead-
ing killer of newborns and a
major cause of disabilities.
Please join WalkAmerica Chair
Laura McCall of The Law Offices
of Cassels and McCall and Hon-

orary Chair Dr. Patricia Cooper,
Okeechobee County superintend-
ent of schools in WalkAmerica
and help save babies from prema-
ture birth. "We don't know why it
happens, but too many babies are
born too early. It could happen to
anyone's baby. That's why walk-
ing is so important, because
when you walk for one baby, you
are walking to save all babies,"
said Mrs. McCall.
WalkAmerica is made possi-
ble by the generous support of
both walkers and sponsors. In
2006, Okeechobee WalkAmerica
was locally sponsored by Sea-
coast National Bank, Seminole
Tribe of Florida, Wal-Mart, River-
side National Bank, Bank of
America, Raulerson Hospital,
Women's Health Specialists, Law
Offices of Cassels & McCall,
Avon, Daddy's Mobile Detailing,
Lakeview Builders, Cumberland
Realty, Larson Dairy, Pat's Lake-
side Cafe, Diverse Companies,
Harbor Federal, Harden & McGee
Construction, Law Offices of
Colin M. Cameron, Okeechobee

KOA, RJ Builders & Renovators,
Sorce One Design, and Stark
Masonry. In 2006, National
WalkAmerica Sponsors are
CIGNA, Famous Footwear, Farm-
ers Insurance Group, FedEx and
Kmart. Additional national spon-
sorship is provided by, Continental Airlines,
Discovery Health Channel, First
Response, Grain Foods Founda-
tion, Mead Johnson Nutritionals
and Outdoor Services.
The March of Dimes is a
national voluntary health agency
whose mission is to improve the
health of babies by preventing
birth defects, premature births
and infant mortality. Founded in
1938, the March of Dimes funds
programs of research, communi-
ty services, education, and advo-
cacy to save babies and in 2003
launched a campaign to address
the increasing rate of premature
births. For more information, visit
the March of Dimes WalkAmerica
Web site at or
call 863-763-3131.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Patriotic trio
This patriotic trio attended the Veterans' Day Ceremony in Veterans' Park. They are: (left
to right), Wayne Fortenberry, Ruth Chapman and Margie Fortenberry. The Fortenberrys
are World War II veterans and Mrs. Fortenberry is the chaplain for American Legion Post

Okeechobee News.Pete Gawda
New Ground Quartet
The New Ground Quartet, consisting of (left to right), Gerald Turner, Brian Sherman,
Randy Whipple and Rickey Smith, sang the National Anthem for the Veterans' Day Cere-
mony in Veterans' Park. They also performed several gospel songs before the program.
The featured speaker was Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May and the Okeechobee
High School J.R.O.T.C. Honor Guard fired a salute to fallen veterans.

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 10,
through Thursday, Nov. 16, are as
Theatre I -"Santa Claus 3 the
Escape" (G) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II "Flushed Away" .
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Departed "(R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, and 7 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:30, and 7 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-


Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
imail 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
i web page at www.heart- arid choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
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page. You will start receiving
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chapters from a new one. Each J
Monday you will start a new W
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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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Okeechobee Presbyterian .
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Parrott Ave. in the, back parking
Ipt of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until

Mentors make l
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i! Making a difference through
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teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
;; need you. If you have a caring
ii heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.

|: One Stop Center
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Immokalee Reservation
Work with Family Service & Education
Depts. to provide counseling services
to students at home and school.
Develop and follow a Truancy plan.
Bachelor's degree in Education or
Psychology, Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work. MS Word,
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work flexible schedule.
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negotiable with benefits.
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currently has openings for:
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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


Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the -
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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Treasure Coast Hospices Big Lake Branch is growing.
Our staff knows that at the end of the
Day they have made a positive difference 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
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)
Come Grow with Us

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Must be
organized and
self motivated.
Fax Resume
& Salary
Requirements to:
Sales position, base pay &
commission, management
opportunities, full benefits
w/group insurance. Will train.
EOE. M-F. Call (863)634-8085


Has immediate opening for
the following position:

Candidate must read, speak
and understand English, be
able to lift up to 50 lbs. and
possess a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Applications now being
accepted at:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
106 SWCR721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug Free Workplace M/F/DN/V
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552

Pier II Resort Hiring!!!!
*Bilingual Head Housekeeper
*Front Desk
Must Call for Appointment
The Okeechobee News is
looking for a highly crea-
tive individual to be a part
of our ad services team.
Do you enjoy a fast-paced,
deadline-driven, creative
and fun environment? Put
you creativity to the test by
helping local businesses
generate traffic by devel-
oping attractive newspaper
advertisements. You'll
work closely with ad reps
.to'design both retail and
classified display adver-
tisements. You'll also be
involved in producing spe-
cial advertising sections.
This position requires ex-
perience with Windows,
knowledge of Quark and
Photoshop, solid design
techniques and the ability
to work quickly under
deadline pressure. There
may be some evening and
weekend work. This is a
full time position. Apply by
e-mail'to Judy Kasten
The Okeechobee News of-
Potential for advancement
A unique work
environment where
employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay based
on experience
Generous time off
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity

Needed for busy medical
office. FT with benefits. Exp.
preferred. Fax resume to

makes you a more infomed
and interesting pensoa. No
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are more scessull

$20/hr. participating in mock
trials and focus groups on
weekends in Okeechobee.
Must be resident of
Okeechobee Cty. and over 18
Call 1-800-948-4440 to reg.
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415,
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

Bushhog, Rototiller, Road
Leveler, Front End Loader,
Box Blade & Forks.
., i6376.3-4J9
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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
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

10,000 BTU's. Good condi-
tion. $40. (863)467-4035

DRYER- GE, Looks like new.
Runs good.- $65.
GAS STOVE, Tappan 4 burner
white. $150.863-675-1553
STOVE, GE, electric, new,
never used, all white, $325
firm. (863)763-8149
STOVE, Whirlpool, electric, 3
years old, very clean. $140
WASHER $100 call for more

Standing seam & ribbed pan-
els, Local MFG, Low $$$
Delivery. (772)201-9519

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765.
wide, 75" high. $100
white, for mobile home, with
frame, $385.

STROLLER, Excellent condi-
tion. Folds easily. Asking $15.

JACKETS- Leather, Male,
. Large & Females, Extra large
& Fur coat. Never worn.
$190. for all (863)357-0125

items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550.
neg. (863)467-0627
(1000)- Racing & Comic, late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
Variety. $50 or best offer.
863-763-4617 '
SHULiR1. etc., $500
a86 .4l,6 1325

Office, games, Fast, $175
IBM Electric typewriter, 11'
carriage, self correcting, car-
rying case, excellent cond.
.$100 (863)467-5877
LOGITECH Quick Cam, for
Notebooks Deluxe, new
cond., $25. (863)675-2596

BED RAILS- King size, asking
like new, $15
BR SET Queen size, no mat-
tress, dresser, headbord,
mirror, nightstand, $75.
863-675-3764 or 673-6226.
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
$50. 863-675-1553
bles Wrought Iron w/Glass
Tops. Like new. $250. for set.
mattresses, $300
DRESSER- large, 54x32x18,
w/back mirror, 8 drawer,
hard rock maple good cond
$150 (863)763-2458
DRESSING TABLE, with mirror
& stool, cherry, good condi-
tion, $50. (863)763-0141
after 6pm
fits a 27" TV, you haul
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Retanglar Very good
cond, w/4 chairs. Pd $450.
asking $125. (863)467-2366
SOFA SLEEPER, beige & tan,
new condition, $150.

SOFA with pillows, $35. Call
863-675-3764 or
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $600
blue/greeb/burgundy, asking
$75. (863)675-4098

COLT 38, $300 or tradce.
. (772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
mount, 22" x 29", exc. cond.
holds 4 rifles, small drawer in
bottom. $15 (863)610-1276
PISTOL- 380 automatic, $250
REMMINGTON 700 22/250
cal., scope, sling & case.
Exc. cond. $600.
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
takes it. 863-467-9892

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

w/surrounding diamonds,
$450. Neg. (863)675-7105
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.

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

twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $3500 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
1 year, asking $100
(772)360-5299 Okeechobee
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
electric w/joystick. Excellent
condition. $6500 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907

$50. (863)357-6617
for outdoors, 2 lighted rein-
deer & 1 lighted sleigh, $75.
side & animated Santa &
Mrs. Claus, $100.
SHELVES- 2, Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, adjustable,
$100. or will separate
SLEIGH, large, wooden, with
3 reindeer, $50 for all.
(863)763-0141 after 6pmr

BANJO- Baldwin, 5 string, old-
er model, very heavy, new
head, strings, xtra strings &
books $350 (863)697-9704

DUCK BOAT 14.2' Arthur
JJ B IlDING CONTRACTOR A rmstrong w/Highlander trlr.
SBUILDING CONTR T S w/new tires. Refurb.w/lock
..-. LICENSE #QB49i Room AdditionsFlorida Rooms Business Places HOUSEBOAT, 50', needs some
GaragesdiSeawalls Sale 1005 repair, $3000.
Garages. Seawalls Commercial (561)261-0766 for appt. to
Ernest Lancaste (8631634-2044 Property- Sale 1010 see.
Cownhouses- Sale1015 HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20'
culture Farms Sale 1020 better thannew. Loaded.
ItmrmHouses Sale 1025 W/trlr. $17,500.
lAgricultureHunting Property 1030 863-9466639/634-2401
GUITAR- Fender Nashville Investment JON BOAT- 16', full equipped
Telecaster Deluxe, Exc Property -Sale 1035 with trailer, Must See !,
cond., Tweed hard case, Land Sale 1040 $2000 (863)673-0242
$350.(863)763-8667 Christmas Trees 745 Open House 1050 PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic, Farm Equipment 805 Out of State Evinrude, $2495 firm.
Black Martin strings, exc Farm Feed. Products 810 Property Sale 1055 (863)763-9998
tone, like new, soft case, Farm Miscellaneous 815 Property Inspection1060 PONTOON BOAT w/10' Alum
$100 (863)634-9316 Farm Produce 820 Real Estate Wanted1065 Top, fishing lights, 70HP
OVATION CELEBRITY GU Farm Services Resort Property -1070 Evinrude, Minikota Troll Mo-
OVATION CELEBRITY GUI- Offered 825 Sale 1070 tor $3500 (863)l67 -
TAR- w/hard shell case, Farm Supplies/ Warehouse Space 1075 tor$3500 (863)467-8020
curly maple top, $450 Services Wanted 830 Waterfront Property 1080 RANGERBASS BOAT, 18'w/
(863)357-0344 Ive msg Fertilizer 835 custom trailer, 150hp
VOX ORGAN-w/rhythm & per- Horses 840 Johnson, new factory
cussion, complete w/stool Landscaping "' '" " powerhead & lower unit,
$200 (772)360-5299 Okee- Supplies 845 new upholstery. $5500
chobee Lawn & Garden 850 BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br PONTOON BOAT, 24', w/2003
Livestock 855 2ba dbl wide on lake new Mercury 50hp stroke,
i Poultry/Supplies 86 metal roof, new caet w/trolling motor, ready to fish,
FlowSeeds/Plants/ 865 throughout, 18ft above ground too many boats. $3500
ers 865 pool, Fla room & screen room (863)255-4935
Engraver-Newhermes, Elec- nw/jacuzzi, boat house w/ift, RAYCHEON RADAR, 10 mile
tric Engravograph w/many I fenced rearyard, full sprinkler radius, $300(215)527-9221
templates & letter sizes includ- r system. Asking $155,000
ed $1500 (863)763-7609 (863)763-1673 TROPHY, 1997 20 Ft., w/walk
Possible Owner Financing around cabin, 120 hp Merc
Force O/B, Loran, VHF, Outdg-
FILE CABINET, 2 drawers, $50 BALES OF HAY, 100 bales, OKEE. BASSWOOD New spa- gersManye/B, Loxtras!n, VHF, Outraier.g-
orbestoffer. (863)801-4949 $200. or will sell separate. cios 4br, 2ba, Extra family $9.(7 3-9a r
* so I I (863)763-1370 cous 4brba, tr family $7,900. (772)473-9479 Garry
06 ( 71room, New shed & pool.
$239,900. 863763-6143-
12 weeks old, shots/wormed. SADDLE- 15" i.Iverhri.', black 3br/2ba CBS New roof Corner
To Good Home Only! with two-tone silver. New, lot Pool F/P Tile/lam. firs, Sell- TRAVEL TRAILER: 2003 Wild-
$300/neg. Call 863-697-6618, never used. $300. er motivated! No commission! erness, 25 Ft. Lite 4500 lbs.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 8 weeks 239-465-1393 Call Buyowner 877-940-7777 Exc. cond. Sips. 6, Full Kitchen
d vCin l S ode #67663 for details. & Bath, Queen sz. bed. Sleeper,
old, very tiny, female, black SORREL QUARTER HORSE- sofa. Upgraded awning.
w/white markings. $300 neg. 4 yr old pony, 14 hands, S $13,500. (863)357-3079
(863)763-7563 broke to ride, finish her your $5 8
CURR PUPPIES, 6 males & 4. way. $700. 239-465-1393 OKEECHOBEE PARK TRAVEL TRAILER, Springdale
females, 8 weeks old, $50 "SWEET PAINT PONY- 1/2acreForSalebyOwner 02 201, like new,. sleeps 4,
each. (561)644-1957 or brown/white, about 10 $39,500. freezer/tv, microwave, awning,
(561)-22-7869 hands, $1000 (63)763-3334 $6000firm. (863)763-5501
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H, (863)675-5762 M es Love the earth Recycle
48"L. "GREAT CRATE" Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to iOP your used Items by sell-
#6000. Like new. $75 German warm blood stallion, l Ing them in the classl-
(863)675-0627 super sweet, $2500. fleds.
FERRET- healthy, tame, 1 yr (863)357-JUMP I
old, rare colors, loves to
play, nds reg apers, $60 aG aro. Mobile Home- Lots 2005 CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
(863)983-740ewisMobile Home Parts 2010 New awnings, screen endcl., all
PET CAGES- 1 large, 1 medi- COMMERCIAL SPRAYER- Mobile Homes Rent 2015 extras. Like new, $12K neg
um for traveling, $65 for Honda XL 32000 psi, 11 HR Mobile Homes- Sale 2020 863-357-1784/863-634-2454
both or will sell sep $350(863)675-0247 Mrn
(239)657-4348 COOKER/SMOKER, for out-'
SHEPHERD MIX F, 2 yrs, side, like new, $100.B M R h E
Shots up to date, Unable to (863)357-6617 BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
care for, loving home only, rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
Loves Kids, (561)722-3361 JOHN DEERE Hydro 185, /^ great. $700 (863)763-7609
17hp riding mower, like new
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 6 wks. cond. $895. 863-763-4149 GPS, Cobra 500 Handheld,
old, wormed. Adorable, must or561-758-4337 f hardly used. $125
see! $450 for Females, $400 LARGE 3br 2ba w/ addition. (863)824-0801
forMales. (863)675-7105 JOHN DEERE walk behind, 3 car carport, fenced yard,
54" comm'l mower, runs & lease W/option to buy Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,'
Pools works great. $895. Pleasecall (863)634-3451 portable, perfect condition.
Splie 863-763-4149/561-758-4337 Asking $100 (863)824-0801
POOL SUPPLIES, Sand filter Sears, WEEDWACKER & Johnson or Evinrud-e,
w/pump & 4 step w/rail DUMP TRASH WAGON, 13.5x22 $110
staircase. $300. Call for $1750. (561)573-4914 ..* c-hc .. (270)2.10-9385
more details. MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
(863)675-7321 RIDING MOWER- '01 Murray, Large porch, 1 acre, fetd[" 'READ 'IN '"'
.'I Va III 12.5 hp, 40" cut, 5 speed, and wooded $650 includes .A, j
runs & cuts great $400 neg some until. (863)634--3451 NEWSPAPER...
PAINTBALL GUN, Automag, (863)517-1704 OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA, leadsyou
with paint balls & all acces- - e-- $500/mo, 1st, last & security o the
series. $150 (863)467-8187 deposit. Fenced in front yard. best products
CALF TABLE- very useful for No Pets. (863)763-6232. and serves.
POOL.goats, sheep's, calves shots, IM obile Home
(863)801-1398dehorning, hooves, $200
POOL TABLE COVER/PAD, (863)946-0912 2
Turns your pool table into a An BOO sq. ft. living area
regular table. $20 n in Barlows Fish Camp,
(863)610-1276 R enU 19 441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
SET OF GOLF CLUBS $14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
complete, woods, irons, etc. RENT or(561)-758-4337
Good cond. $125. MnufacturedHome, 1995
863-467-9892 '3/2, selling as is, $10,000.
Apartments 905 (863)675-0883
Business Places 910
Commercial MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,Mr
SProperty 915 many extras, new CA/Heat, 40' i -.ll -a I3
STEREO- CD, Cassette player, Condos,' decked screen room, 40'car-
AM/FM With speakers. $60. Townhouses Rent920 port, 12x12 shed w/ W/D, in GAMEFISHER 3HP runs
(863)675-0104 Farm Property adult park on rim canal good. Less than 10 hours.
Rent 925 w/dock, $34,000 negotiable $200.863-467-6054
STREET EDGE, (2), 200 watt House Rent 930 863-357-1784/863-634-2454 .
amps, $175 for both Land-Rent 935 PARK MODEL TRLR-12x36, e s 3 0
(863)634-6476 Resort Property 26x40 metal car port, all
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem- Rent 945 concrete, rental lot #25 Ea- Classic Triumph Chopper '69
phis, in ported box Roommate 950 gle Bay Roost, $25000 neg. Project, 650cc, 90% done,
$260/best offer. Call Rooms to Rent 955 (863)763-6912/447-0055 good title. LaBelle area. $2500
(863)634-6476. Storage Space REDUCESALE! (863)674-0898
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In HARLEY DAVIDSONS 2
When doing those chores M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key, ULTRA CLASSIC 2005
is doing you in, It's time $20K Negot. (305)345-2472 3500 mis., ALL the toys.
SIN TOWN (3) APARTMENTS Trailer. $175,000 Sally Stone, 1996,1000's in chrome & ex-
aI I AVAILABLE NOW!!! 2BR/1BA Owner/Agent, New Wave tras. 3600 mls. Must see this
No pets. Call (863)763-9225 Realty (772)285-5856 bike to appreciate! $17,500. or
HITACHI 40" WIDE SCREEN or stop by 406 SW 2nd St. best offer. (863)634-7021
Like new, works perfect. $500. OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled Recreation I Day (863)763-5933 Evening
863-261-4999 2BR/1BA, screened porch,
PANASONIC High Definition $800 mo., 1st, last & sec. HONDA 100 DIRT BIKE '03-
TV, 54", Cinema Vision, Nopets. (863)634-3313 I I, I like new, only 60-75 hrs rid-
$1100 or best offer. I......I *...I -- *---- .. ing time, $1800
(863)634-8730 Boats 3005 (863)635-2438 after 5pm
H --- Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in Campers/RVs 3010 HONDA NIGHTHAWK- '84,
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer Jet Sklis 3015 Runs & looks good. $1200.
CONST. EQUIP. For Sale: Lad- & dryer, ac, swimming pool. Maine Accessories 3020 or best offer. (863)517-2024
ders 20' & 40', alum walk- $900/mo. plus utilities. Call Motorcycles 3030 KAWASAKI ZL600- '96, Low
ways, tool boxes, air comp. 561-255-4377. Sport Vehlcles/ATVs 3035 mi. Gar. kept, Light & low to
$1500 for all (863)261-6892 IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br., ground. Must see. $2800.
GENERATOR 12KW Guardian 2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last, Neg. (863)517-2024
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New, sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,
never used. $2200. 772-216-1461 Single rail, new tires, lights &
(863)467-9390 TAYLOR CREEK WATER ACHILLES10 Ft., Sport Tender fenders.$1450 (863)674-0898

5,500 watts, 2 years old, CAC & heat. No pets Lain Rtrei a r. di6vig $7- 5
(863)241-1793 & Sec. (772)971-9474 or ALUM. BOAT, 14' 20hp Elec I
(772)283-1006 start motor, trolling motor all
HYDRAULIC JACKS(3), 5 ton, ... -.... working trir w/new tires & ATV TRAILER-'new, 3x4,

rolling channel. $775 The Hammock, 3BR/2BA, 1 spare 1200 (863)467-0560 Stainless steel dump bed,
(215)527-9221 car garage, CBS, quiet cul- $175 (863)357-5754
de-sac, lease, ref's req'd, BASS TRACKER '87, 16'6", '92
LADDER- Gorilla type folding $1200 mo., 1st, last & sec. 50hp Mercury Marina, '78 EZ GO CART: Fox, 2 Seater, 5
ladder. Brand new. $100. 772-465-7443 call for inter- Loader trailer, runs good. stroke w/seat belts. $700 or
(863)610-1120 view. $2500 (863)467-1401 best offer. (863)946-1031
WOOD WORKING TOOLS: Too Lad-R nt 9 BOAT, Aluminum- HONDA 400EX '99, Engine
many to list! $2500 for all, will 16', V bottom, 60hp Johnson rebuilt, has custom & stock
sep. 863-467-0044 or and trailer. Runs good. $1600. plastics & rims, blown head
863-610-1715 OKEECHOBEE, (2) 6 acre par- 863-467-9390 gasket. $1000
cels. Hwy 441 & 98, monthly (863)357-1974
WOODWORKERS- radial arm rent $600/parcel. Barn, Ponds, BOMBER BASS BOAT 14' -
saw, joiner/planer, sanders, Wellwtr,Fenced.561-236-8708 50hp Johnson, elect. mtr., SWAMP BUGGY, V6 eng., 3/4
drill press, bandsaw, &more I w/trlr. w/new tires. Exc. ton running gear, brand new
$1800 (561)718-8580- cond. $1800.863-467-6054 tractor tires, $3500.
SCHRISCRAFT '81, 28ft., 130hp (863)673-4505
KINGS BAY 1 br w/private Volvo, new trans., trailer & YAMAHA WAVERUNNER, '93,
bath. Full house privileges, tires, needs rigging. $2500 with trailer, $1200
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in $125/wk. + 1/2 until. neg. (863)675-3775 (863)467-5299
box, never opened, $70. 863-467-6798 COBIA17FT, center console, -
(863)467-5299 ROOMMATE: Fully furnished new paint, bimi top & cover, *
apartment w/Washer, Dryer, fish finder, 70 evinrude & trir
Microwave, Bed, etc. Kings $2500(863)467-9511 A/C, 15,000 btu, used 6
SHARP 4-HEAD, Hi-Fi Stereo Bay, $425/mo (787)538-1366 CRISCRAFT '84- 15ft, with months. $100 (863)467-6868
VCR w/35+ movies, 1 XXX. Earn some extpa cash. trailer, Chrysler motor, needs FOUR WINDS '96, 36 ft.,
$150 or trade for gun. Se your used tems in work $300 or best offer $9500 (863)517-1207 or
(772)461-8822 the classifeds (863)467-4994 (239)464-3240

Okeechobee News, Monday, November 13, 2006 11


Aietomobiles 4005
Aptos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
For Car 4030
F u lDrive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Uti 4055
Tractsr 4060
Utiity Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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
Rust. Must see to appreciate.
Dependable & Runs great.
$2200 (863)357-7529 Lv msg
'92, needs work. $200.
CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
1.997 Excellent condition,
$2,500. Call 863-357-9997.
1988 Looks good. Runs great
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD ESCORT- '94, 4 door
Wagon. Runs good) $1000.
or best offer (863)634-1220
tires, needs work, $500.

I Puli Notice

HONDA CIVIC '92- 4dr, look
nice, 4 cyl, $2500
see to appreciate, $1800 or
best offer (561)358-2628 or
V8, auto., low miles. $1800.
dr, coupe, auto, all pwr, a/c,
V8, exc.stereo sys., 130k mis.,
very clean.
runs good, $900.
MAZDA 626, '97, runs good, 4
dr., great on gas, $2499.
car. New tires. Needs motor.
Have a another motor to put in.
$500. (863)228-6141
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC, straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer
Needs minor repair. $700.
OLDS 98 '89- 4dr, white, blue
interior, $2100 or best offer
(561)358-2628 or
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.

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

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

run, fix up one use other for
parts $2300 (863)673-0242
Chevy 350, 33" tires, auto.,
hardtop. $7500 firm. LaBelle

wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
after 6pm
GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472

Good condition. $500..
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
RIMS & TIRES (4), 16x8 rims,
285/75/16 Firestone Desti-
nation MT, call for details.
$200 (561)261-6421
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-
4L60E, $400 or best offer

CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Ap-
prox. 59"x 75", Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)675-2852
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
FORD F150 '84 exc. cond.,
67k mls, cold a/c. $2300.
'99, Standard, V8 Low mi.,
Clean $5500. 863-467-1877
or 321-403-7805
GMC DUMP TRUCK, old, hy-
draulics good, good parts,
$500. (863)675-2844
MITSUBISHI- '88, For parts or
fix. Needs head. Good trans.
& tires. No battery. $600.
firm (863)983-7807
cyl., 35mpg, runs great,
$2499. (863)835-3521

Mid Size SUV. 4 cyl., 5 spd.,
Cruise, Air, Great condition!
$7500. 863-634-7021 Days
or 863-763-5933 Evenings
21k mis, like new cond.,
$21,200. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee
TOYOTA- '89, 4X4, Good con-
dition. $2500. or best offer.

7. Need tires. $75 or best of-
fer. 863-447-6054 Iv.msg.
Need tires. $400 or best of-
fer. 863-447-6054 Iv.msg.
TOW DOLLY- lyr old, asking
$600 firm (561)909-7367
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classifeds

DODGE VAN '91, needs a little
work, $500 or best offer.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a meeting of the Executive
Committee to which all persons are in-
Date& Time: Friday, November 17, 2006
- 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
University Park
,, I ,,,,. : 0 rn i, .
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
Workfue Devel pmant Board
olie nsresure oas
University Park
584 NW University Blvd.
Port St. Lucle, Flrida 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
175060ON 11/13/2006

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean uo a breeze

CASE NO. 2006-CP-247
(Summary Administration)
You are hereby notified that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered ln the
Estate of SHIRLEY A. LIKNES, De-
ceased, Fie Number 2006-CP-247 by
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Stret, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; that the decedent's date of
death was September 28, 2006; that
the total estate consists of exempt
homestead real property and exempt
personal property; that the names and
addresses of those to whom It has
been assigned by such order are:
LINDA VERESDV, 6078 S.E. 30th
Parkway, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administraton must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
The dale of the first publication of this
Notice is November B, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
Linda Veresov
6078 S.W. 30th Parkway
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice:
RO. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863) 763-3825
By: Tom W. Conely, Ill
Florida Bar No. 096482
173047 ON 11/6,13/06
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you,
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

CASENO.: 06-CP-221
The administration of the estate of EARIE
VEREE DAVIS, deceased, File Number
06-CP-221, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The name and address
of the personal resentative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliquldated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
Is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this Notice
is October 30;,2006.
Personal Representative:
William James Oavis
1345 NE 32nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Wesley R. Harvin, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 219053
900 E. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
Ph: 772-286-3630
172092 ON 10/30;11/6/06


adm am mowre popurl

I Puli Notice

Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CDBS CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EX-
Wednesday December 6 2006 at which time the bids duly submitted wil be
opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date speci-
fied will not be considered.
This project is for the construction of the following: New Effluent Fiters, Slab, Pip-
ing, Elctrical and Controls; New Electrical/Laboratory Building; 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, Metzoer & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone i8i3) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents may be obtained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $125.00 for each Document, which includes
postage and handling by First Class US Mail. 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 ULtiliy 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 wil enter into the
contract and furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may result in the Okeechobee Utlity Authority retaIning the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
m.tted in compliance with detailed Instructions as set forth in the Instructions to
Performance and payment bonds In the full 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 Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and Informalites, or to accept the 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
The Okeechobee Utility Authority
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
100 SW5thAvenue
Okeechobee FL 34974
174106 ON 11/9-15/06


Community Events

Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church USA, 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 will go to toward missionary projects. Doors will open at 9
a.m. For information, call Eleanor at (863) 763-6928.

BHR church planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold their
annual bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. There will be a variety of homemade crafts and baked goods.
Soup, sandwiches and drinks will be available. For information, call
(863) 357-6500.

Local club plans fashion show
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter #128 will host their 10th annual
fashion show and iur~ch,.on on' Saturday,,Dec. 2, at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club, 1855 S.\V. 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. Tickets are now available. For information or tickets contact
Margaret C. Smith at (863) 467-8020 or (863) 634-1487; or, Mary Ann
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; and Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or

VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539,3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their annu-
al Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Biscuits and gravy will be served. For information and fees, call Shirley
Jarrell at (863) 467-9450.

OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held Monday, Dec. 4,
at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W Second Ave.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 c(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar
Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the importance
of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okee-
chobee community.

Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend before
Christmas Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be able to match pitch
and read music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of
fun. Winter residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms.
Perry at (863) 634-7714.

OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, I11 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

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

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

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, executive
ri;v-+ r at fr q or, 7 AT

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

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

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

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from I until
4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the cost is
$30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For information,
call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings
are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,

Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a list of Okeechobee men and women who are on active duty
and currently serving in all branches of military service, National Guard
and Reserve units. Please call Post #64 at (863) 763-2950 and ask for
Commander Dan Fennell. Or, send a note listing the branch of service,
name, rank and unit number to: American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E.
Second St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 am.
until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at 9:30
a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult class will
be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releasing a person's
potential and is essential for physical and emotional health. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3736.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or Linda
at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for their
shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability of internet
connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or (863) 610-9192
and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer, please leave a mes-
sage. The donation is tax deductible.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
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Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers:,
a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8,;
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school isn
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,;
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437. ;0

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part:
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To:;
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-1

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.]
The blood mobile \ill be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on;
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile-
unit will be _at the ~'al-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the:
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of,
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood;
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications,
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations.
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W..Park St., has services available,
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at; or, call (863) 462-5350.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAPI
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim,
Sennaat (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations'
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the,
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundrais-:
er will go to Shriner's programs.

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson'
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at;
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and'
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to,
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games, card
games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact'
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior'
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-,
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any,
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flawibl CwCall (863) 634-2306 for information.

12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 13, 2006


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