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Vol. 97 No. 320 Thursday, November 16, 2006 50t Plus tax





School district sued over GSA


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The American Civil Liberties
Union of Florida (ACLU) went to
federal court Wednesday and filed
a lawsuit on behalf of the students
of Okeechobee High School
(OHS) who were denied permis-
sion to form a Gay-Straight
Alliance (GSA) club at the school.
An OHS senior said Wednesday
afternoon that gay and lesbian stu-
dents are being harassed and


threatened by other students -
and this is nothing new.
Yasmin Gonzalez stated that in
one instance a male teacher at the
school said in front of Ms. Gonza-
lez's classmates that "... gay stu-
dents should not be alive."
Gay-Straight Alliances are stu-
dent organizations founded to pro-
vide a safe and supportive environ-
ment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgendered students and their
straight friends and supporters.
According to the GSA website,


'All gay students should not be alive,"
Unnanied former O.H.S. teacher


most, if not all, GSA's are aimed at
making schools a safe place for all
students no matter what their
sexual orientation or identity.
"Straight kids cannot turn our
backs on the plague of violence
and discrimination against gay and
lesbian students," said one of the
club's student founders and a


straight student. "When we aren't
safe, we can't learn. Onlywhen we
stand together will we find a solu-
tion "
"The purpose of the GSA is to
prio 1ide a safe, supportive environ-
meht for students to talk about
anti-ga\ bias, harassment and vio-
lence and to work together to pro-


mote tolerance, understanding
and acceptance of one another,
regardless of sexual orientation,"
stated. Ms. Gonzalez, the newly-
elected president of the local club.
"There are already 60 people
signed up to join and a lot more
will come if we are allowed to
have our meetings at the school.
Many have no way to get home
unless they use the school buses
and having it at the school will
enable them to make the meet-
ings."


The GSA issue came to light
when five students recently
approached Okeechobee High
School (O.H.S.), principal Toni
Wiersma for permission to form a
GSA club. They attempted to get
permission from Mrs. Wiersma
during a time when gang-related
fights were breaking out around
the school. Mrs: Wiersma alleged-
ly told them that she would call
them up to the office and talk
See GSA -Page 2


Briefs

Chamber isn't
backing company
. The Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce has
released a statement saying that
a company called Liberty Mar-
keting is marketing a map in
Okeechobee.
The Chamber goes on to say
that it is not affiliated in any man-
ner with this company and does
not endorse its product.
Clerk of Courts
plans luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of Circuit
Court will be closed between the
hours of noon and 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, Nov. 17, for the annual
trrnplo. ee h:,lida\ luncheon.
The office' \\ ill promptly re-
open to the public at 1:30 p.m.

Inside

NES Book Fair
ends Friday
The Book Fair will be in
progress until Friday, Nov. 17,
from 7:50 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.
each day. Students can purchase
a variety of new books. The Fall
Festival will take place on Friday,
Nov. 17, starting at 5 p.m. This is
a very fun and exciting event for
the family. There will be lots of
games and prizes, plus the Book
Fair will be open.
In P.E. this week we are
beginning a basketball skills unit
with all classes and grade levels.
They will be working on drib-
bling and ball handling skills.
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LastYear:
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Ceremony: OHS honors veterans


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Okeechobee High School's Jazz Band played at the Veteran's Day ceremony held on
Nov. 15. The ceremony was held to honor OHS graduates that have gone on to serve
in the armed forces.


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ACLU lawsuit


ACLU sues
school board

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In a press release issued on
Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) stated that they have
filed a la\\ suit against the Okee-
chobee County School Board
after the district refused to
allow Okeechobee High School
OHSi studerri to form a Gay-
Straight Alliance club on cam-
pus.
School officials refused to
comment on the lawsuit saying
they had not seen it yet.


"You have seen something I
haven't seen," said school
board attorney Tom Conley.
While acknowledging the
lawsuit, Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper is
undecided if Mr. Conley will
handle the case in court or if the
board would employ someone
else to handle the litigation.
The situation started several
weeks ago when a group of five
girls, one of them a senior,
approached OHS principal Toni
Wiersma and asked to form a
Gay-Straight Alliance club. That
request was denied.
According to its website, the
Gay-Straight Alliance Netx ork
See Lawsuit Page 2


Students most


affected if


clubs disbanded


Okeechobee High School's JROTC retires the colors after the Veteran's Day ceremo-
ny held on Nov. 15. The ceremony was held to honor OHS graduates that have gone
on to serve in the armed forces.


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
In recent weeks there has
been talk of Okeechobee High
School (OHS) disbanding all
after-school clubs that meet
on their grounds.
The idea was brought up
after the Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper
stated that she would be will-
ing to stand behind her denial
in the forming of a Gay-
Straight Alliance (GSA) in
court.
A lawsuit was filed Wednes-


day, Nov. 15, by the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
on the part of the students pur-
suing the institution of the
GSA.
Depending on the disposi-
tion of the suit, the final deci-
sion will force the school
board to take one of two
options disband all clubs,
or allow the GSA to be held on
school property.
Under the 1984 Federal
Equal Access Act, a school that
allows any student groups to
See Clubs -Page 2


Planning board considers


sexual offender ordinance


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Another hurdle in the
process of adopting a strict
ordinance concerning housing
of sexual offenders was over-
come Tuesday night, Nov. 14.
After a public hearing at a
special meeting, the Okee-
chobee County Planning Board
unanimously voted to recom-
mend that the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners adopt the ordinance
as it is written.
There is a land use compo-
nent to this ordinance that
required action by the planning
board.
The ordinance forbids a reg-
istered sexual offender to live in
the same house with another
sexual offender unless they are


married or blood relatives.
The ordinance would fur-
ther prevent sexual offenders
from living within 2,500 feet of
any school, daycare center or
public park.
Violations of the above pro-
vision could cause a person to
receive a $500 fine or 60 days
jail time, or both.
Before the commissioners
vote on the ordinance, they will
conduct another public hearing
at their meeting on Tuesday,
Nov. 21. Although there was
some discussion by the board,
no one from the public
addressed the issue.
The emergency ordinance
passed by the county says that
sexual offenders cannot live
within 2,500 feet of a schoolbus
stop. The proposed ordinance,
which would supersede the


emergency ordinance, does not
contain that stipulation and the
board decided not to recom-
mend it be included because it
would be too cumbersome to
enforce.
The same goes for play-
grounds. County attorney John
Cassels said it would be hard to
define a playground.
Board member Ted Kelchn-
er noted that the first public
hearing held by the commis-
sioners on the ordinance was
very emotional. He noted there
was an outcry from the com-
munity and from Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May.
"John (Cassels) has done a
good job of putting this ordi-
nance on paper," Mr. Kelchner
said. "I believe we need to
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about the club at a later timeaway
from any area of potentiaTfight
outbreak.
The students continued to ask
for permission to form the club
and have meetings on school
grounds. They were told that Mrs.
Wiersma would speak to their
club sponsor a faculty member
willing to serve as an advisor.
According to Ms. Gonzalez, the
club sponsor was never contacted
regarding the formation of this
club. Ms. Gonzalez stated that the
sponsor told the students that she
would not get overly involved in
the issue because she feared for
her job.
",The; students were again,
denied, this time by school district
officials. The students then con-
tacted the ACLU.
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper stated in the Friday,
Nov. 3, issue of the Okeechobee
News that the school system was
willing to go to court to defend
their action.
"I feel like this is the tight
stand," said Dr. Cooper. "We feel
this will be a major detriment to
our school environment."
In a press release from the
ACLU, they stated that the lawsuit
was filed against the School Board
of Okeechobee County after
school district administrators
unlawfully prevented students
who formed the Gay-Straight
Alliance of Okeechobee High
School (GSA) to meet on high
school grounds.
According to the press release,
school officials denied official
recognition to the GSA even
though many other extra-curricu-
lar clubs such as the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, the Key Club
and the rodeo team are officially
recognized and meet regularly on
school grounds. The Fellowship of
Christian Athletes in currently inac-
tive due to lack of interest.
According to the ACLU, the Fed-
eral Equal Access Act requires
schools that allow any extracurric-
ular activities to meet on campus
to allow all extra-curricular stu-
dents to do so, and to treat every
club equally.
The Equal Access Act is a feder-
al law passed in 1984 to combat
discrimination against student reli-
gious groups in public high
schools.
According to the law, if a school
receives federal aid and has a "lim-
ited open forum," or at least one
student-led non-curriculum club
that meets outside of class time, it
must allow additional such clubs
to be organized, and must give
them equal access to meeting
spaces and school publications.
Exception can be made for
groups that "materially and sub-
stantially interfere with the orderly
conduct of educational activities
within the school," and a school
can technically "opt out" of the act
by prohibiting all non-curriculum
clubs.
Even though the Equal Access
Act was originally written to com-
bat discrimination against student
religious groups in public high
schools, it has been used to defend
students' rights to form GSA's in
public high schools across the
country.
There are guidelines for the
groups and clubs organized under
this act, as well as guidelines for
schools where these clubs are
formed. These guidelines and the
law itself can be viewed at


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"We are taking a stand today
because all students are entitled to
a safe and secure education," said
Robert Rosenwald, director of the
ACLU of Florida's Lesbian Gay Bi-
sexual Transgender (LGBT) Advo-
cacy Project. "Florida's gay and les-
bian students deserve schools that
are places of learning, not training
camps for intolerance, intimida-
tion and violence. These students
are trying to bring a message of tol-
erance and openness, and the les-
son they are being taught is that
Okeechobee High School admin-
istrators believe. discrimination
against LGBT students is accept-
able. Discrimination and harass-
ment by students will never end as
long as schools themselves dis-
criminate."
"It is unfortunate when school
administrators discriminate
against gay students and send a
message that anti-gay harassment
is acceptable," said T.A. Wyner,
chair of the ACLU of Florida's Trea-
sure Coast Chapter. "School vio-
lence undermines the efforts of
teachers and the community's
investment in education. One-in-
12 children miss one day of school
each month because they fear for
their safety. Absenteeism and
drop-out rates would decrease
dramatically if our schools had:
strong policies prohibiting bullying
and harassment of lesbian and gay
kids."
"We care about the students
trying to form this organization, as
well as the other students," said Dr.
Cooper.
She went on to add that the stu-
dents had been offered counseling
and protection from harassment.
"We're getting a lot of harass-
ment at the school," stated Ms.
Gonzalez, in a telephone interview
Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 15. "I
did not go to administration over
the harassment because I felt they
would do nothing about it. Others
who have joined the GSA did go to
administration, but nothing was
done."
Ms. Gonzalez stated that some
teachers, as well as students, were
open in their harassment and dis-
tain.
"I got into trouble when I was a
sophomore. I was written up for a
P.D.A. (Public Display of Affec-
tion). I was with my girlfriend and
kissed her good-bye. A teacher
saw us kiss and came out of the
classroom and wrote me up," said
Ms. Gonzalez. "After I returned
from the office, I went to my class.
The teacher followed me into the
classroom and stated to the other
teacher (and in front of her class-
mates), 'All gay students should
not be alive."'
Mr. Rosenwald declined to
release the identity of the teacher
at this time. This teacher is no
longer teaching in Okeechobee
County.
The lawsuit was filed Wednes-
day in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Florida in West
Palm Beach. Mr. Rosenwald is the
lead counsel for the ACLU in this
matter.
In their documentation, the
ACLU asked that the court issue a
preliminary injunction allowing
the GSA to meet at the school
while the lawsuit proceeds.
"I'm happy that it's finally hap-
pening. It won't help me much,
but, hopefully, it will help future
students," said Ms. Gonzalez. "Sex
has nothing to do with the club.
We want to work together to find
ways to end harassment and to
teach people how to tolerate those
who are different."


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make it as tough as we can. The
outcry of the community says we
need to make it as tough as we
can."
The proposed ordinance
would also require landlords to
check on prospective tenants. A
landlord who knowingly rents
housing to a sexual offender with-
in 2,500 feet of a school, childcare
facility or public park could face a
fine of $250 or 30 days in jail, or-
both.
"We would not have had the
problem in Dixie Ranch Acres if
landlords were responsible," stat-
ed Mr. Cassels. "It makes us all
take some responsibility."
The ordinance also bans; a
rehabilitation facility or similar
facility from any of the county's
residential districts. Such a facility
could operate only within a public
service zoning district or with spe-
cial exception in heavy commer-


Lawsuit
Continued From Page 1
is a youth-led organization that
connects school based Gay-
Straight Alliances to each other
and community resources.
"We are an abstinence-only
district and we do not condone or
promote any type sexual activity,"
Dr. Cooper asserted.
Dr. Cooper said the school sys-
tern was willing to go to court to


Clubs
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meet on campus that ar
curricular must allow all
as such to meet on
grounds.
Students will be those
affected by the decision.
"They can't do it (disb
clubs)," said Amanda H
OHS junior and member
different after-school
"There are too many clu
offer scholarships and o1
door to higher education.
"Plus, most of the s
body belongs to one c
another. There would be
fight to keep them from
dent body," she added.
The steps for a club
started at the OHS inclu
ing a sponsor that will a
supervise the meetings, a;
presenting the club prop
the school's principal.


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"I get tired of South Florida
dumping their undesirables on
Okeechobee not just sexual
offenders," said board chairman
Mike Long.
Mr. Cassels said a number of
states have enacted laws prevent-
ing sexual offenders from living
within 1,000 feet of a school, day-
care center or park. He said that
very few of those laws have been
challenged and most challenges
have been withstood.
He added that fewer counties
and states have gone beyond
1,000 feet and some have includ-
ed bus stops and playgrounds in
the exclusion areas.
According to his research, a
lesser number of government
entities., have limited housing
arrangements for sexual, offend-
ers.
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Issues Forum at wwu.w news:ap.com
Reporter Pete Gawda ma) be reached
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defend their action.
"I feel like this is the right
stand," Dr. Cooper stated. "We
feel this will be a major detriment
to our school environment."
"We don't feel it's appropriate in a
school setting," stated assistant super-
intendent Ken Kenworthy. "The sexu-
al orientation of a minor belongs in the
home."
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Issues Fonrum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


The principal questions the
purpose of the club, how it will
benefit the school and then
1: makes a decision on whether it
re non- will be allowed.
groups "They are just trying to avoid a
school problem that will cause more
controversy by being ignored,"
e most said OHS senior Todd Holt, a
member of three clubs. "If they
:and all decide to get rid of the clubs it
leil, an will just cause an outpour of
of four hate. Clubs are supposed to be
clubs. for the betterment of people."
ibs that The first GSA started in 1988
pen the as a group to promote peaceful
understanding between gay and
student straight students, and as a sup-
rlub or port system for the students suf-
a major fering from ridicule due to their
the stu- sexual orientation.
There are currently over 3,000
to be clubs registered from across the
de find- nation with the Gay Lesbian
gree to Straight Education Network
nd then (GLSEN), with over 80 different
)osal to chapters in Florida high schools
alone.


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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
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Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
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For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
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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
10 a.m.
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-
clables.

Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced that
the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting will be
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.
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

Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license.and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for
the name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 16, 2006


North Elementary Book Fair ends Friday Arrest Report


Special Area News
The Book Fair will be in
progress until Friday, Nov. 17, from
7:50 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. each day.
Students can purchase a variety of
new books. The Fall Festival will
take place on Friday, Nov. 17, start-
ing at 5 p.m. This is a very fun and
exciting event for the family. There
will be lots of games and prizes,
plus the Book Fair will be open.
In RE. this week we are begin-
ning a basketball skills unit with all
classes and grade levels. They will
be working on dribbling and ball
handling skills. We will all be finish-
ing up a tennis unit, working on
doubles and the serve. This unit
will culminate with a trip to the ten-
nis courts at the Sports Complex
next week. The younger classes are
also working on team work and
decision making while building
their "hula huts". Agility is also a
factor trying to get through their
"hula huts" without knocking them
over. A lot of fun and fitness will be
had by all.
Mr. Smith's class will start our
Rainforest Unit for the remainder of
November and midway in Decem-
ber. Our Rainforest Unit will con-
nect with our Book Fair and Fall Fes-
tival. Please attend our Fall Festival
on Friday, Nov. 17. Thanks for all
your help and for the donations to
Food for Families.

Second Grade
A field trip was labeled positive
reinforcement for second graders
honored for reading a minimum of
fourteen books then passing com-
prehension tests on the stories. A
trip took them to the Crystal Mines
in Ft. Drum, owned by Glenna
Rucks and family.
The children immensely
enjoyed the exploration. Some
interest post comments included,
Haley Barber saying, "I found pretty
crystals and put them in my room


among my collection of pet rocks."
Martin Conner, admitted that he did
get a few scratches but had so
much fun until the scratches didn't
matter. Some children
loved the fact that t
they got a little wet-
washing crystals to
get the brightest
shine. Katelyn Bour-
gault took her dad. They searched
for shark's teeth unsuccessfully, but
loved what they did find. She sin-
cerely wants to return. Taylor
Amadon let us know that she had a
'blast', Anthony Metcalf, loved eat-
ing lunch the most and Robert Jolly
said, "I liked Mrs. Rucks' two dogs
the best." They were even better
than the crystals and the lake. Final-
ly, Dakota Thomason wrote, "It's
the crystals that make the Rock Pit
so cool. I hope we go back again."
These shared experiences have
been great motivation for all. Every-
one has promised to put reading at
the top of the priority list.
In Mrs. Whitaker's class, Gio-
vanny Aguirre won the Character
Counts award for the month of
October. October's characteristic
was trustworthiness. Each week in
November and December we will
be looking for students who show
the characteristic of caring. Jennifer
Chavez was chosen for the first
week of November. We are also
working very hard on our Thanks-
giving Books. We are learning all
about the Pilgrims and the voyage
to the New World.
In Mrs. Phillips' class, Kain
Sawka has earned the Character
Counts award for the first nine
weeks of November! The focus of
Character Counts will be caring
during November and December.
Our class has just finished learning
about immigrants to Florida. Stu-
dents had the opportunity to view
websites about Cuba and Little
Havana. Our next project in social


studies will be creating posters of
Florida symbols!
Mrs. Hall's class enjoyed the
A.R. field trip to Fort Drum Crystal
Mine. The students worked hard
mining those crystals from the
rocks they found. In math, we are
working on subtraction with
regrouping! Parents, continue to
review daily papers along with
homework assignments on this dif-
ficult concept. Congratulations to
Promise Phillips, the recipient of
the October Character Counts
award for trustworthiness. She rep-
resented our class well. November
is a very special month for our
class! We are making Thanksgiving
books as we learn about the Pil-
grims voyage to the New World.
The students are doing a great job
on the activities represented in their
booklets and are eager to share
their work with their families dur-
ing the holiday!

Third Grade
Mrs. Van Deman's third grade is
really learning how to do strong
expository writings. We've learned
how to brainstorm, find three main
ideas to write about, and have
snappy conclusions. With practice,
we plan on being Terrific Tiger writ-
ers.
Mrs. Whitlock's class is really
getting into math with our new
FCAT review books. We have been
learning all kinds of fun chants and
clues to help us remember our
math words. We are also enjoying
racking up the A.R. points. Con-
gratulations to Reece Lamb with 38,
points so far this year.
Mrs. Suarez's class started a
new narrative writing about finding
an old suitcase. We are really dig-
ging into our imaginations.
In math, we have started the
chapter on money. Please work
with your child at home on count-
ing coins and making change.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida.
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Adam Scott Mowery, 28,
S.R. 7, Margate, was arrested
Nov. 14 by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with fleeing or eluding a
law enforcement officer. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Roshell Thomas, 31, N.W.
39th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 14 by Deputy Lt.
Keith Murrish on Okeechobee
County warrants charging him
with violation of probation -
driving under the influence and
violation of probation leaving
the scene of an accident with
personal injury. He is being held


without bond.
Victor Manuel Cunyas, 34,
S.E. Second St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 14 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of proba-
tion possession of cocaine. He
is being held without bond.
Don C. Johnson, 31, N.W.
20th Lane, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 14 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation -
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Rashard Lerell Williams,
17, N.W. Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, was arrested Nov. 14 by
Deputy Greg Popovich on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with encite or
encourage a riot. His bond was
set at $15,000.
Allen Clinton Mauldin, 28,
N.E. 11th Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 14 by Deputy
Lt. Keith Murrish on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-


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Obituaries


Blanche Boyer Ringold
Blanche Boyer Ringold, age
86, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at
Davis East Life Care Center.
Mrs. Ringold was born April
20, 1920, in Indianola, Miss., to
the late Augustus Bradley and
Hazel Mildred Jensen Boyer.
She was reared and received
her early education in Memphis,
Tenn., and Mississippi.
After moving, to, Pine Bluff,
Mrs. Ringold worked as a Certified
Medical Assistant lor The Doctor's
Clinic for over 25 years.
She was a member of Central
Presbyterian Church, RSVP,
American Association of Medical
Assistants and a charter member
of Pine Bluff Canasta Club.
She was preceded in death by:.
her husband, David Oscar
Ringold, whom she married Sept.
13, 1937, in Valparaiso, Ind.
Survivors include: her daugh-
ter, Hazel Ringold Parnis of Okee-
chobee; granddaughter, Cather-
ine (Timmy) Christian Gillam of
Cocoa Beach; two grandsons,
Robert (Sharon) H. Christian, III
of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and David
(Dana) Bradley Christian of
White Hall, Ark.; four great-
granddaughters, Monica (Kevin)
Ellsworth Dossett of Oak Grove,
Ky., Robyn Danielle Christian of
White Hall, Ark., Mary Catherine
Christian of White Hall, Ark. and
Emily Christian of Lutz; sister, Dr.
LaVerne Boyer Lindsey of
Knoxville, Tenn.; and, step-broth-
er, Jack Dean Wiggers of Colum-
bus, Miss.


Services will be held at Central
Presbyterian Church, Friday, Nov.
17, 2006, at 10 a.m., with Rev-
erend David King officiating. Inter-
-ment will follow in Indianola
Cemetery in Indianola, Miss., at 3
p.m., by Ralph Robinson & Son
Funeral Directors.


Visitation will follow the serv-
ice at Central Presbyterian.
Memorials may be made to
Central Presbyterian Church,,
6300 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, Ark.
71603 or the American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 6635, Pine Bluff,
Ark. 71611.


Community, News

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ado- o:
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, visit www.floridasac.org.
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 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 information, 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.


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ing him the felonies of driving
while license suspended and
high speed or wanton fleeing.
His bond was set at $15,000.
Bruce E. Bass, 23, S.W.'28th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 14 by Deputy G. Popovich
on Okeechobee County war-
rants charging him with viola-
tion of probation burglary of a
structure, violation of probation
- grand theft auto, violation of
probation burglary of a
dwelling, violation of probation
- grand theft firearm, violation of
probation burglary of a struc-
ture and violation of probation -
grand theft. He was released on
his own recognizance.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
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who is later found innocent or
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small village that was known for its
prized possession, an active and elegant
aqueduct which wound its way down
the mountainside. For centuries it had
stood and swerved... carrying water from
the pure mountain pools to the little vil-
lage below. Modernization came to the
village.., a modem water system was
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diverted from its source.., and the aque-
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sides began to split.. and as the moss and
the ancient stones dried in the sun... the
wonderful old aqueduct began to fall
apart. In a very short time it was almost
completely destroyed. What centuries of
service had failed to' do... idleness had
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
LIGHTS: I'd like to know how we can get a street light out here in
Larkee Lakes. We are missing things out of our yards, more and
more and some of the senior citizens are getting a little afraid. I just
wonder how we go about getting one on each street. (Editor's Note:
If you want the county to install street lights there is a process you
must go through, forms must be filled out and certain criteria must
be met. To get the process started, call the county's engineering
department at (863) 763-1811.)

SIGNS: I have a concern and wonder if anybody else did. S.R. 710
doesn't have signs for "Lights on for safety" like they do on the two-
lane road down to the Keys. I drive S.R. 710 daily and the people will
cut you off to get around you or come right toward you when they
are cutting somebody else off. I really think it would be a safer road
if they had those signs. It works in the Keys.

EXPERIMENTATION: To be honest about this whole. gay thing, I
don't think kids of high school age honestly know what gay is. They
have no real life experience, have not lived out in the real world and
the only sexual experiences most of them have had is the normal
sexual experimentation of growing up. All kids are curious about
sex when they reach a certain age some more than others. Some
experiment with the same sex, some the opposite sex and some do
not experiment at all. I actually don't think they know what they
want. Hormones at that age are running wild and most of them do it
to satisfy the urge. Some may have a bad experience with a girl or
boy at an early age like being rejected, so they look for another out-
let to satisfy the urges. My thinking would also be that a girl knows
what a girl thinks and feels and guys the same, so they turn to the
same sex and that is where the attraction begins.

ATVs: I saw where a boy was killed on an ATV in Okeechobee
County and his female passenger injured. Such a shame so many
people just turn their kids loose on ATVs with no thought of the dan-
ger. On the other hand, I bet they weren't even riding on their own
property. So, even if they were trespassing the landowner and the
ATV manufacturer will probably be sued.

PREFERENCES: This club is the idea of a few students that want
tolerance. Tolerance of what? Sexual preference? Notice the word
sexual. Homosexuality is a sexual preference. Bisexuality is a sexual
preference. Yes, your sexual preference is your choice. However,
sex doesn't belong in the school system. Why can't you find an alter-
native meeting place where you can converge away from other
kids? Then you can advertise in the paper, put up your fliers and
you'll have, maybe, less arguments. I have all high school students,
which by the way, do not and will not be any part of your Gay
Straight Alliance club. They do have an opinion.

THINK TWICE: This is for all the students out there that are
claiming to be gay or hi; look around and think twice because you
are.promiscuous. You are admitting that. Secondly, you are going to
ket AIDS. It's everywhere. You want AIDS? No, you don't. Stop what
you are doing. Pick up your books and do better in school. March
forward and improve the schools don't hurt the schools. Better
yourself, and better the world.

WORKERS: This is a response to:the column-regardingt the 400
workers at the concrete plant. It was asked what the workers are
going to do after their workday is done? How does this sound? Some
of them may go out and have, dinner at one of our restaurants. Oth-
ers may go buy groceries, etc. Some may even stop and gas up their
vehicle on the way home. How dare them to spend their hard-
earned money in our city. These workers will help the economy in
Okeechobee tremendously. So, instead of having such a negative
attitude toward these people, why not pull your shades down, get
back in your rocking chair and mind your own business.

RIGHT OR WRONG: In reference to Tuesday, Nov. 14, Speak Out
entitled "closed minds," they spoke of people with closed rpinds
arid hearts especially in this day and age. What has this day and age
got to do with right or wrong, or what the laws of the Bible are?

CLUB: Regarding the Gay-Straight Alliance: how many straight
people actually attend these club meetings? None.:It is only named
the Gay-Straight Alliance because of Federal Law. A school can't
have a club for every interest that each of the 900 students may have -
in high school. If there are only three students interested in chess,
there will be no chess club at Okeechobee High School.


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Corrupt conditions
The recent election was, to say
the least, complex. We had
Democrats who were conserva-
tive with Christian principles, and
Republicans who were atheistic
and liberal. What was one to do?
We now have a liberal woman
as the Speaker of the House. She
is from San Francisco, well
known for its immorality. This
cannot be good for us who dare
call ourselves Christians.
Now that the Democrats have
the majority of the House of Rep-
resentatives, George Bush has an


ally in his push for open borders
for illegal immigrants. The wall to
keep illegals out will not now be
built. Come one, come all, and
take the jobs of the existing Amer-
ican people.

We have more gun grabbers in
office now to assault the second
amendment. Let's not forget that
Nazi Germany first disarmed the
public and then proceeded to
eliminate millions from the face
of the earth! The slogan, "When
guns are outlawed, only outlaws
will have guns," is true. Punish
the criminal, not the law abiding


Upcoming Events

Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month to
help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The
meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center.
For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. Alt 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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion 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. 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 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3.Lirda. Road,,ii.
Buckhead Ridge. For information. ca111863) 6341-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thurs-
day evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions and/or
comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive Director, at
(863) 357-MAIN.
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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about.
For 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 Sebring Civic Center, located
at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers 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. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The Iunch will be at noon. Women
should bring business cards and information to promote their business.
The meeting provides networking opportunities for women in business and
is open to the public. No membership is required. For information,-contact
Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
info@flainjurylawyer.com.
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
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For informa-
tion, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
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.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance,
contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch/,followed by a business meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
(863)610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-
4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
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.


citizen who has a right to defend
his property and home.
The word Democrat doesn't
bother me as much as the term
liberal. It arouses my righteous
indignation to realize how many
politicians now endorse abortion
and same sex marriages. One is
murder, the other is an abomina-
tion to God and decency.
The parties of neither side
wanted to discuss the minimum
wage issue. Why? Because of big
business. He who feeds you,
owns you. How many of us who
profess Christianity are for sale?


Judas sold out for 30 pieces of sil-
ver. What's our price?
The hypocrites in office who
publicly denounced homosexual-
ity and other sins, yet privately
partook of such practices, hurt
faithful candidates. They crucify
Christ afresh and put him to open
shame just as assuredly as if they
took a spike and drove it in his
hand.
We say God bless America but
I ask you, how can he possibly do
that in its present corrupt condi-
tion?
Rosemary Duval


Community Events


Church hosting revival
Haven of Rest Church, 180 N.W. Third St., will hold a revival
with Brother Mike Shreve on Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 16-19.
Services on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. Sun-
day services will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Church plans annual garage sale
Brighton Baptist Church's Hope for. Haiti Mission Team will hold
their annual benefit garage sale at 17516 Brynwood Lane in
Kissimmee River Estates on Nov. 16, 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. Items include small appliances, furniture, a large amount of
unpainted ceramic ware, clothing, microwave, water pump, and
much more. Lunch is available for donation.

SFWMD to host public meetings
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. Thurs-
day's meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Friday's will start at 10
a.m. Both meetings will be held at the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center, 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201, on the second floor of
the Bank of America building. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

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.

Airboat group will meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting 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, 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 dis-
cuss 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 gunsonly 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 (863) 763-6464.

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

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold ayard sale
Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Everything must go to make room for the Festival of Trees. Donated
items are needed and all proceeds will benefit patient care, includ-
ing services at The Hamrick Home. For information, call Rhonda at
(863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

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.

Group plans rummage sale
Okeechobee County School Nutrition Association will hold a
rummage sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, in the cafeteria of Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W Fifth Ave., from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. All
proceeds will go toward community events that have been sched-
uled by the association.

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 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
wcunningham01@adelphia.net 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.

Main Street offering hams, turkeys
Main Street is offering honey baked hams and turkeys for the
Thanksgiving holiday. Side dishes are also available. Orders will be
available for pickup on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21. To order or for
information, call the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.

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







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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 16, 2006


Submitted photo
RI.G.S. donate to OHS
Members of the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club P.I.G.S. (Peoria Investment Group)
League donated $1,200 to the Okeechobee High School golf team to purchase uniform
shirts, golf towels and visors. Those P.LG.S. League members in attendance at the pres-
entation were (front row, left to right) Sunni Adams, Penny King, Ida Curtis, Russ Adams,
Max Sherry and Kenny Curran; (back row, left to right) Jack Coefield, Frank Noble, Jim,
and Jack Forde.


Submitted photo
Winning anglers
The following anglers finished in the top four positions of their age group (4-6) at the Kids'
Day Fishing Festival sponsored by Taylor Creek Bass Club. The winners are (in no par-
ticular order) first place-Dylan Sandaire-2.91 Ibs.; second place-Shyann Lynn-2.22 Ibs.;
third place-Justin Oliver-2.11 Ibs. and fourth place-Logan Seals-1.77 Ibs.


Brahman netters open Lady Brahman
.with w.n 9-9 Soccer Schedule
,qpason with win 90-69


The Brahman varsity basketball
team opened their 2006-2007 sea-
son at the annual Tip Off Classic
held at Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.) Tuesday evening with a
win over Berean Christian 90-69.
Devon Faison led the Brah-
mans with 23 points, followed by
Leshawn Henderson with 20 and


David Jeune with 10. The remain-
ing points were spread through-
out the team.
The Brahmans will take to the
court again for the second phase
of the Tip Off Classic tonight
when they meet Sebring. Game
time is 7:30 p.m. at the O.H.S.
gym.


Lady Brahman
Basketball Schedule


Junior varsity game times are
listed first followed by varsity
game times.
2006
Nov. 17: OHS vs. Centennial-
home-5:30/7 p.m.
Nov. 20: OHS vs. Treasure
Coase-home-5:30/7 p.m.
Nov. 27: OHS vs. Jupiter-
home-5:30/7 p.m.
Nov. 28: OHS @ Lake Placid-
away-5:30/7 p.m.
Nov. 30: OHS vs. Lincoln .Park-
home-5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 07: OHS @ Suncoast-
away-5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 12: OHS @ Jensen
Beach-away-5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 14: OHS vs. Inlet Grove-
home- varsity only 6 p.m.
Dec. 15: OHS @ -Sebastian
River-away-5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 20: OHS @ Clewiston-
6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 28: OHS @ Forest Hill for
Christmas Tournament-away-
TBA
Dec. 29: OHS @ Forest Hill for
Christmas Tournament-away-
TBA
Dec. 30: OHS @ Forest Hill for
Christmas Tournament-away-
TBA
2007
Jan. 03: OHS vs. John Carroll-
home-5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 05:, OHS vs. Forest Hill-
home-5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 08: OHS vs. Fort Pierce
Westwood-home-5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 12: OHS @ Inlet Grove-
JFK Middle School-6 p.m.
Jan. 16: OHS vs. Clewiston-
home-5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 18: OHS "@ Glades Cen-
tral-away-5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 22: OHS @ Lake Placid-
away-5:30/7 p.m.

Sports Briefs

Volleyball meeting
Scheduled tonight
Big Lake Juniors volleyball
club has scheduled an informa-
tional meeting for all prospective
players and their parents Thurs-
day, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Okeechobee High School lecture
hall. Big Lake fields teams in age
divisions from 10 and under to
17 and under. For information
contact George May at (863)
634-5836 or go to biglakeju-
niors.com.
Sign-ups for youth
programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward
Basketball and Cheerleading
programs is open now through
Nov. 21 at the First Baptist
Church Recreation Outreach
Center, 310 S.W Fifth St., for
boys and girls in grades one
through six. For information, call
(863) 467-7625.


Jan. 23: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship-TBA
Jan. 25: OHS @ Centennial-
away-5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 30: District tournament-
away at Forest Hill-4/5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 31: District tournament-
away at Forest Hill-7 p.m.
Feb.03: Championship round
of Districts-away at Forest Hill-7
p.m.


Junior varsity game time is list-
ed first followed by varsity game
time.
2006.
Nov. 17: OHS vs. Suncoast-
home-5/7 p.m.
Nov. 20: OHS @ Lincoln Park-
away at Lawnwood-6 p.m.
Nov. 27: OHS vs. Fort Pierce
Central-home-4/6 p.m.
Nov. 29; OHS @ Glades Cen-
tral-away-5 p.m. (varsity only)
Dec. 04: OHS vs. Dreyfoos-
home-5 p.m. (varsity only)
Dec. 07: OHS vs. Fort Pierce
Westwood-home-5 p.m. (varsity
only)
Dec. 15: OHS vs. Treasure
Coast-honie-57 p.m.


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Dec. 16: OHS @ Ft. Pierce
Westwood-away-9/11 a.m.
Dec. 18: OHS vs. Lake Placid-
home-6/7:30 p.m.
2007
Jan. 04: OHS vs. John Carroll-
home-4/6 p.m.
Jan. 08: OHS @ Lake Placid-
away-6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 09: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence-TBA


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The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County,
Florida proposes to adopt the following by ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AN ENDING CHAPTER 47 OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE BY PROVIDING DEFINITIONS RELATING TO
SEXUAL OFFENDERS; ESTABLISHING RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS FOR CER-
TAIN SEXUAL OFFENDERS FROM SCHOOLS, CHILD CARE FACILITIES OR
PUBLIC PARKS AND PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROHIBITING MULTIPLE
SEXUAL OFFENDERS FROM RESIDING TOGETHER IN THE SAME DWELLING
UNIT OR WITHIN THE SAME MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE.
PROHIBITING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REHABILITATION FACILITY,
HALF-WAY HOUSE, CAMP, RETREAT OR OTHER SIMILAR LODGING FOR
SEXUAL OFFENDERS OR NON SEXUAL OFFENDERS UNLESS PERMITTED BY
PUBLIC SERVICE ZONING DISTRICTS OR AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION WITHIN
THE HEAVY COMMERCIAL LIGHT INDUSTRIAL OR HEAVY INDUSTRIAL
ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS; PROHIBITING THE LEASING OF REAL PROPER-
TY TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS IN VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 47 OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE; REQUIRING PROSPECTIVE LANDLORDS TO
CHECK SEXUAL OFFENDERS REGISTRY; LIMITING ACCESS OF SEXUAL
OFFENDERS TO PUBLIC PARKS AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES; AMENDING
SECTIONS 11.04.02.I.,11.04.02.M. AND 11.04.02.N. TO ADD A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
FOR A REHABILITATION FACILITY, HALF-WAY HOUSE, CAMP, RETREAT OR
SIMILAR LODGING FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND NON SEXUAL
OFFENDERS; AMENDING SECTION 11.04.02.C. TO ADD A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
FOR BOARDING HOUSES AND ROOMING HOUSES; AMENDING SECTIONS
11.04.02.A., 11.04.02C., 11.04.02.H., 11.04.02.I., AND 11.04.02.J. TO ADD A SPECIAL
EXCEPTION FOR COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL HOME; TRANSFERRING CER-
TAIN DEFINITIONS WITHIN CHAPTER 47 OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CODE TO APPENDIX B OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE; ADDING A
NEW DEFINITION OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL HOME AND AMENDING
DEFINITION OF HURRICANE SHELTER, BOARDING HOUSE AND FAMILY
WITHIN APPENDIX B OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING
FOR PENALTIES, CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A public hearing on the ordinance will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2006
at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
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Paramedic instructor Earl Wooten (left) oversees Lisa
Shires (right) perform endotrachael intubation on a
dummy to practice for the exam where they are timed. She
is listening for breathing sounds to ensure the tube is in
the correct position. Her assistant for the procedure was
Brook Conway (middle). They are a part of the first para-
medic class at the IRCC Dixon Hendry Campus.

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Community Events


Ministry plans Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will hold their 20th free communi-
ty Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23. This meal is available to
anyone who would like a meal. You may join us at Grace Brethren
Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. To help provide
this free dinner, they are also looking for monetary donations to pur-
chase the food. Checks can be sent to Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 663,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. They will also need people to cook the
turkeys ahead of time, and volunteers to serve and do deliveries on
Thanksgiving Day. For information, or if you need a dinner delivered to
your home, call Bonnie at (863) 763-5803.
Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star will host an
all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. The event is open to the public. Breakfast
will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. The menu includes homemade bis-
cuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, grits,
bacon and sausage, fruit, coffee and orange juice. For information and
the suggested donation, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.
Shared Services panel to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County
School board, 700 S.W Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and share informa-
tion regarding services for children and their families. The guest speak-
er will be Shawna Mackin, from DCF's Medicaid Children's Program.
Please bring new books, puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and
needy children in Okeechobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's
House for their Christmas distribution. The meeting is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
R.O.A.D. group plans meeting
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. This meeting will be followed
by the R.O.A.D. meeting. For information, contact Jim Vensel at (863)
357-4177.
Library hosts Cracker storyteller
On Friday, Dec. 1, Judge Nelson Bailey will present a Florida Crack-
er history program entitled "Cow Hunters, Cow Whips and Cur Dogs"
at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Come
learn about 500 fascinating years in Florida's history as seen through
the story of the horse and cow in Florida, This program is sponsored
by the Florida Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.


BHRFD hosting spaghetti dinner
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Volunteer Fire Department, 678 S.R. 78
W, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Dec. 2,
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a $5 donation. The menu will include
spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and coffee. Proceeds will be used for
training and equipment.
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)
824-2702.
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 Larry Tackett (863) 357-1780.
Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee 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 luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee 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. 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.


Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee Main
Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest.
Windows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's annual
lighting ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 following
the Christmas Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque for the
year to display as being the Christmas window decorating winner.
For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street executive director
Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enactment,
will take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway Rd. in Fort
Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The camps will be
open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are battles through-
out the day with the main battle at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the camps will
be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the battle at 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 Greyriderl863(waol.com.
OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held Monday, Dec.
4, at 7 p.m. at the Okeeclhobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W Second
Ave. Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second
Ave. For information, carl (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 semi-
nar 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 Okeechobee community.
Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The cantata will be 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.
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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 10,
through Thursday, Nov. 16, 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 "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-
7202.


Briefs


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 understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
1-(800) 403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary 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 distress,
conduct more the 150,000 cour-
tesy safety examinations of recre-
ation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses.. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds 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 citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, 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 Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service 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.heart- 1
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving ]1
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have ]
read two or three chapters from a I
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each 1
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. 1

Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot 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 operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day from 9 a.m. until noon.


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Saturday November 18,2006 ~ 9:00 AM
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Grounds Equipment, Construction Equipment & Much More


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needs element.
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602 S.W. 9th St
Clothing, Household Items &
Many Miscellaneous. Too
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3594 SW 18th St. (Oak Park)
Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
Nov. 16th-18th 8am-2pm
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Fri. & Sat., Nov. 17th & 18th
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Employment -
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Employment 5
Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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Services




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



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


TRACTOR SERVICE
Bushhog, Rototiller, Road
Leveler, Front End Loader,
Box Blade & Forks.
(863)763-4149
(561)-758-4337


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


Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books I 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/Ughts 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




CHINA CABINET w/Side
Board, Cherry or Mahogany
Wood. Good condition. 70 yrs.
old. $400. (863)467-9402


DRYER- GE, Looks like new.
Runs good. $65.
(863)675-0104
STOVE, Frigidaire, brand new,
$150. (863)634-7325
WASHER $100 call for more
information (863)675-4675


STOVE, GE, electric, new,
never used, all white, $325
firm. (863)763-8149
STOVE, Whirlpool, electric, 3
years old, very clean. $140
(863)467-0024
WASHING MACHINE- 4 yrs
old, Kenmore, top load,
White. Extra clean cond.
$100. (863)763-1504


MOUNTAIN BIKE: Mens, 18
spd. $30. (863)763-9371



CROWN MOLDING, (36) 16ft.
lengths. Primed & ready to
paint. Half price at $375 for
all. (863)675-2491
METAL ROOFING & SIDING
Standing seam & ribbed pan--
els, Local MFG, Low $$$
Delivery. (772)201-9519
Replacement Casement Win-
dows: Andersen: 1) 27 1/4" W
x58 1 H, -i).H6 1 /4"Wx39
1/4"-1 l.?5086.'3-167-8504
SCREEN DOOR, 36"x80",
white, full view, heavy duty
w/frame & hardware, $25.
(863)763-1997

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING DOORS (2), 60"
wide, 75" high. $100
(863)467-6868
SLIDING GLASS DOOR, new,
white, for mobile home, with
frame, $385.
(863)634-5236


CAR SEATS, (2), BOOSTER
SEAT, BOYS & GIRLS
CLOTHES, $80 will sell sep.-
(863)697-3537 after 5pm
CRIB, Jenny Lind, wood, used
but in good condition, no
mattress, $30 or best offer.
(863)467-0826


JACKETS- Leather, Male,
Large & Females, Extra large
& Fur coat. Never worn.
$190..for all.(863)357-0125
WEDDING DRESS, brand new,
never worn, sz. 14w, paid
$500, asking $300.
(863)634-7325


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items,. Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
PIRELLO PLATES, 2 sets,
Chieftains 1 & 2. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-1443
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & ANTIQUE
CHURN, etc., $500
(863)467-1325



DELL QUALITY COMPUTER,
Internet/school/office ready.
Warranty & tech support.
$180 (863)634-0812
IBM Electric typewriter, 11'
carriage, self correcting, car-
rying case, excellent cond.
$100 (863)467-5877
LOGITECH Quick Cam, for
Notebooks Deluxe, new
cond., $30. or best offer
(863)675-2596
PALM PILOT, Zire 21 Model,
w/software & 2 power
cables, $25. (863)675-3944


BED RAILS- King size, asking
like new, $15
(863)763-7983
BED, twin, child's, w/slide,
ikea biand, natural wood,
exc cond., $50
(863)675-39447
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
COUCH- Queen, Medium blue,
Like new, $100: Okee.
(863)357-6997
DAYBED: Like new. Only 1
year old. $300.
(863)675-0777
DESK, dark wood, 3 drawer,
$20. (863)467-1447
DRESSER- large, 54x32x18,
w/back mirror, 8 drawer,
hard rock maple good condo
$150 (863)763-2458
DRESSING TABLE, with mirror
& stool, cherry, good condi-
tion, $50. (863)763-0141
after 6pm
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
fits a 27" TV, you haul
(863)675-4675
JEWELRY ARMOIRE, Cherry.
$30 (863)763-0141 after 6p
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Retanglar Very good
cond, w/4 chairs. Pd $450.
.asking $125. (863)467-2366
KITCHEN TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
all white, with insert, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-1447
RIDER/GLIDER ROCKER- Ma-
ple, w/Ottoman, Removable
pads. Good condition. $65.
(863)357-8788
ROCKER, Old, Wooden: Only
$30. (863)763-9371
SLEEPER SOFA, $50
(863)675-3793
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end; $250 (863)675-0777
SOFA SLEEPER, beige & tan,
new condition, $150.
(863)763-1355
SOFA with pillows, $35. Call
863-675-3764 or
863-673-6226
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $600
(863)634-7864


COLT 38, $300 or trade.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
GUNS '21) TAURUS .38 Ultra
Light Titanium, & 1) ROMA-
NIAN Semi Auto AK47 $725
will sep. (863)234-1230
PISTOL- 380 automatic, $250
(502)931-8101
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
WINCHESTER, Model 12, 12
gauge, scope. $350
(863)467-4328



PROFORM 700-S- Magnetic,
Resistance, Eliptical exercis-
er with electronic monitor
$75. (863)674-0098
WEIGHT BENCH- work your
arms and legs, pd $300 ask-
ing $200 firm
(863)763-4132 Iv msg.



TRASH CONTAINER- Wood,
decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.
863-467-8681


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450. Neg. (863)675-7105
or (863)673-5023


CHANDELIERS- 2, Gold, Like
new. $50. Will separate.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534


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


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $3500 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR- used
1 year, asking $100
(772)360-5299 Okeechobee
ELECTRIC LIFT- For wheel-
chair or scooter. Hardly
used. Good condition. $650.
(863)357-8788
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548
PRIDE JAZZY WHEELCHAIR
electric w/joystick. Excellent
condition. $6500 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907


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
CONDENSER, 3 ton, for split
unit CAH, approx. 8 yrs. old,
works great, $400 or best
offer. (863)763-7758
EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi
Hollow body, Classic, $450
(863)467-9402
SHELVES- 2, Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels. adjustable,
$100. or 7ill separate
(863)763-5062
ULTRA-FLAME S.S GRILL
Like ner e*lrj ljarg 1 O urner
+ side burner. $150
863-675-4409



BANJO- Baldwin, 5 string, old-
er model, very heavy, new
head, stdrings, xtra strings &
books $350 (863)697-9704
ENGLEHARDT UPRIGHT
BASS- Stand, Gig bag and
Electric hook up, $1200
(863)635-5826 (Frostproof)
HAMMOND ORGAN Upright,
b .hiriy finish w/bench.
Anilque $5'0 or best offer.
863-983-8131 Clewisto.n
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $120.
-(863)357-0465 or best offer-
OVATION CELEBRITY GUI-
TAR- w/hard shell case,
curly maple top, $450
(863)357-0344 lye msg
SAXOPHONES (2), 1 alto, 1
tenor, Selmer. $400 for both
or will separate.
(863)697-1443
TAKAMINE ACOUSTIC BASS
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$400 (863)357-1576 or
(863)634-7210
VOX ORGAN-w/rhythm & per-
cussion, complete w/stool,
$200 (772)360-5299 Okee-
chobee


AQUARIUM- 1-90 gal & 1-50
gal. With covers & lights.
Good condition. $150. Will
separate. (863)675-2759
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
To Good Home Only!
$300/neg. Call 863-697-6618.
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
48"L. "GREAT CRATE"
#6000. Like new. $75
(863)675-0627
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, 10wks
old, blk/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $350
each (863)946-3857
SHEPHERD MIX F, 2 yrs,
Shots up to date, Unable to
care for, loving home only,
Loves Kids, (561)722-3361


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DIGITAL CAMERA, Canon
PowerShot A40. $60
(863)675-6973



HOT TUB, seats 7, you remove
& haul. $100 (863)675-0215
POOL SUPPLIES, Sand filter
w/pump & 4 step w/rail
staircase. $300. Call 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



STEREO- CD, Cassette player,
AM/FM With speakers. $60.
(863)675-0104


BAND SAW, 12";l 1'/ hp, tilt.
Excellent condition. Floor
mounted. $80. Call 8am-
5pm (863)467-2511
CHAIN SAW Stihl, MS390
$325. (863)234-1230
CONST. EQUIP For Sale: Lad-
ders 20' & 40', alum walk-
ways, tool boxes, air comp.
$1500 for all (863)261-6892
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
86"-6 l-i. 17
WOODWORKERS- radial arm
saw, joiner/planer, sanders,
drill por,:, l- na wi. &more



TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
D0o, ,ever opened, $70.
t.i3)467-5299


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 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
(863)763-1370


APPALOOSA 8 yr old Male,
has been doing speed
events, Great on trails,
$1800 (863)697-6446
APPALOOSA Gelding 6 yrs
old, 15H $1000 or best offer
(863)634-9232
BAY MARE- 18 yrs old, $350
(239)340-8502
QUARTERHORSE GELDING,
bomb proof, kid safe, loads
trail rides, no bad habits,
$1500. (863)763-1504
SADDLE- 15" Silverking, black
with two-tone silver. New,
'never used. $300.
239-465-1393
SORREL QUARTER HORSE-
4 yr old pony, 14 hands,
broke to ride, finish her your
way. $700. 239-465-1393
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



BOX BLADE: 6 Ft., Like new.
$250. (863)763-4982
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
scape rake 5', quick connect,
all 3 pt., $600 will sell separ-
ately. (863)697-9704
RIDING LAWN MOWER, 22hp,
Sears, WEEDWACKER &
DUMP TRASH WAGON,
$1750. (561)573-4914
RIDING MOWER- '01 Murray,
12.5 hp, 40" cut, 5 speed,
runs & cuts great $400 neg
(863)517-1704


2 bedroom,
1 bath house in
town, totally
remodeled inside.
First and two
months security.
Asking
$950/month.

634-7907
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. +' 1st, last,
,sec. dep. & refs. (jil Bjri
772-216-1461
New Home, PiR:'2bA ,:irpori
,l1100 iT)m LjAwricCe A-i .-
i.ole: i I-, i'',4 -42' :,
OKEE 3/2, Large new House,
Bring pets! Large yard, bring
toys, $1195. mo.i + 1st, last&
sec. dep. Call 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, 1500sq-ft
$1000/mo + $1000/sec,
509 NW 20th Lane. Call for
info (863)697-1174,
(888)655-9545 or e-mail:
ploonzalezjr(aomail.com
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, 2 car,
CA&H, BHR, boat hse, No
pets, $1300/mo
(561)324-850.9
ON ESTATE, in Town,
'2BR/2BA, laundry room with
w/d, new appls, screened
porch. $900/mo. 1st, last &
sec. Non smkg env. No
dogs. (941)504-3954 '
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or
(772)283-1006


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



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Calf Judy at (863)467-0831
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831


ROOMMATE: Fully furnished
apartment w/Washer, Dryer,
Microwave, Bed, etc. Kings
Bay, $425/mo (787)538-1366

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CALF TABLE- very useful for
goats, sheep's, 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
Rbommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
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



KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $750/mo; 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or
postmac@bellsouth.net

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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
ALUM. BOAT, 14' 20hp Elec
start motor, trolling motor, all
working, trir w/new tires &
spare $1200 (863)467-0560
BASS TRACKER '87, 16'6", '92
50hp Mercury Marina, '78 EZ
Loader trailer, runs good.
$2500 (863)467-1401
CHRISCRAFT '81, 28ft., 130hp
Volvo, new trans., trailer &
tires, needs rigging. $2500
neg. (863)675-3775


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Fla room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/lift,
fenced rear yard, full sprinkler
system. Asking $155,000
(863)763-1673
Possible Owner Financing
OKEE. BASSWOOD New spa-
cious 4br, 2ba, Extra family
room, New shed & pool.
$239,900. 863-763-6143
OKEE. ESTATES, Immaculate
3br/2ba CBS New roof Corner
lot Pool F/P Tile/lam. firs, Sell-
er motivated! No commission!
Call Buyowner 877-940-7777
Code #67663 for details.
REDUCED Under Appraisal
3br, lba, w/Pool. Remodeled.
Must See Inside $174,000.
863-697-8654


OKEECHOBEE PARK
1/2 acre For Sale by Owner
$39,500.
(863)763-3334


LOTS (2) 1 1/4 acre, on Viking
Estates, 310 St., Okeecho-,
bee, $29,500 each $5000
down, balance financed by
.owner. Call : Roger
(954)981-4871 Hollywood



OKEE., .1or 1 .'a fiew metal
,ci ol i I W/D,
Screened porch, Carport,
$280K (561)346-4692

Mobile Homes



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




CEDAR COVE- 3br, 2ba, new
10x20 shed, fenced 1/2 acre
yard, pets ok. $1100/mth.
1st mth & sec. 772-260-8488
FOUR SEASONS- Newer 3/2,
DWMH, screen porch, car-
port, 1st, last & sec., $800
(863)634-8853 or
dave@1 stunitedfinancial.net
HIGHWAY 70 East, 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba. Only 8 minutes'from town.
$800. mo. + sec. dep. & ref's.
Call (863)655-2454
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.



An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337
Manufactured Home, 1995
3/2, selling as is, $10,000.
(863)675-0883
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CANHeat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/W/D, in
adult 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. in Okee. Turn Key,
$20K Negot. (305)345-2472
TREASURE ISLAND
3br, 2ba, lake access, quiet
area, $800/mo., 1st., last &
secdep. (561)743-4331

Recreation |



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020


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COBIA 17FT', center console,
new paint, bimi top & cover,
fish finder, 70 evinrude & trlr
$2500 (863) 467-9511
FLAT BOAT 1990: w/1999
Yamaha 115 engine & trailer.
Runs great! $6000 or best of-
fer. (863)673-0013
HOUSEBOAT, 50', needs some
repair, $3000.
(561)261-0766 for appt. to
see.
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
(863)357-3163
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, 4 bank charger, bi-
mini top, dbl axle trIr & much
more. Must Sell! $19,500.
NADA value $24,000. Call
(863)634-6134
TROPHY, 1997 20 Ft., w/walk
around cabin, 120 hp Merc
Force 0/B, Loran, VHF, Outrig-
gers...Many extra's! No trailer.
7,900. (772)473-9479 Garry
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P/UCAMPER- Sportsman, '02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Fdg., A/C,
Sleeps 4 $6500.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534
TRAVEL TRAILER, Springdale
'02, 20', like new, sleeps 4,
freezer/tv, microwave, awning,
$6000 firm. (863)763-5501


CARRIAGE 40, '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen encl.,-all
extras. Like new, $12K neg
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
HERITAGE, '06, 40' Fifthwheel,
2 br, Fiberglass, W/D, 3
slides. $26,300. Will deliver.
(941)448-7443
NOMAD- '90, 26', Very good
shape. Fully equipped.
$4300. or best offer.
(863)467-0602


SKI D000 '04, GTX Wakeboard
Edition. $7,000 or best offer.
(863)697-3076



GPS, Cobra 500 Handheld,
hardly used. $125
81 ,31F.2S01
Marine 2,Vay Radio, .Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $100 (863)824-0801
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- for
Johnson or Evinrude,
13.5x22 $110
(270)210-9385
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?$



CADILLAC MOTOR 500-
Suitable for air boat. $650.

CHEST WADERS, Neoprene,
booted, size 8, still in box,


TRAILER, For Air Boat. Good
condition. $350.
(863)634-6597


HERITAGE SOFT TAIL '99-
$12,000,
FAT BOY 1998 -$10,000
SPORTSMAN TOY HAULER
20A5- 32T sofa slide, 2
queen beds, partition for
garage, extras, $18,000,
(863)467-4598
HONDA 100 DIRTBIKE '03-
ing $100time, $1800
(863)635-2438 after 5pm
HONDA NIGHTHAWK- '84,
Runs & looks good. $1200.
or best offer. (863)517-2024
KAWASAKI ZL600- '96, Low
ml. Car. kept, Light & low to
ground. Must see. $2800.
Neg. (863)517-2024
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent cOndition. 1300 ml.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
SUZUKI BLVD C5OT, '05,


40+mpg. $4800 negotiable.
863-467-9390




best offer. (863)946-1031
HONDA 400EX '99, Engine


gasket. $1000
(863)357-1974
SWAMP BUGGY, V6 eng., 3/4
ton running gear, brand new
tractor tires, $3500.
(863)673-4505
YAMAHA 600 '93, Only 317
miles, great condition.
$1100 (863)673-6333
YAMAHA RAPTOR 350 2004,
After market add on's. 2 extra
tires w/rims. $3100 or best of-
fer. (863)983-5984
YAMAHA WAVERUNNER, '93,
with trailer, $1200
(863)467-5299


A/C, 15,000 btu, used 6
months. $100 (863)467-6868
CAR TOW DOLLY, Good con-
dition. $500. 863-467-4860








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IAndable & Runs great.
BUICK ESTATE WAGON 90-
'only made 1 year, $1200 or
best offer (863)763-2890
CADILLAC DEVILLE- '90, No
Rust. Must see to appreciate.
Dependable & Runs great.
$2200 (863)357-7529 aft 6p
CHEVY CAVALIER WAGON -
t92, needs work. $200.
(863)467-4864.
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
HONDA ACCORD, '93 new
tires, needs work, $500.
(863)675-2844
HONDA CIVIC '92- 4dr, look
nice, 4 cyl, $2500
(863)835-3521


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
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer
(863)634-7598
TOYOTA COROLLA- '92, runs
good, $1400.
(863)763-7475
VOLVO 240,'93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900, Or best offer.
(863)634-4518
Earn some extra cash.
Se you used Items In
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BUICK RIVIERA- '85, Collec-
tors car. 39K mi., $3500. Or
best offer 863-763-1883 or
863-447-1561


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


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BUGGY PARTS, 4.3 & 3.8
Trans. & transfers, 1 ton
rear, 4-16.9x30 tires, rims
etc. (239)872-8504


GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472


BUGGY TIRES (4), Military
tread on Jeep wheels. $100
(863)467-9288
MAGS, (4), off of 1989 Chevy
Iroc, $150. (863)763-8437
RIMS & TIRES (4), 16x8 rims,
285/75/16 Firestone Desti-
nation MT, call for details.
$200 (561)261-6421
RIMS & TIRES (4), 20", fits 5
lug vehicle, less than 2k on
tires. $1500 (863)357-1576
or (863)634-7210
Tires, Interco Swamper
TRXUS M/T, 285/75/16, fits
stk. full sz. truck/Jeep/SUV,
$200 firm. (863)227-4302
TRANSMISSION- rebuilt
4L60E, $400 or best offer
(863)467-8856
WINDOW: Rear, For Chevy
Cavalier 2003, Tinted. Excel-
lent condition. $95 Call
8am-5pm (863)467-2511


CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Ap-
prox. 59"x 75", Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)675-2852


CHEVY -1 Ton,'95 reading
utility body, blows cold, new
paint, runs and drives good
$3995 (863)634-6624
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FORD BRONCO II '88- Good
body, Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $300.
(863)467-4994
FORD F150, 1993 300 en-
ine, 5 spd., runs good,
2,300/best offer. Call
863-467-2687.
FORD F250, 1984 Runs
good, no bed, set up for
goose neck, $900/best offer.
all 863-467-2687.
GMC DUMP TRUCK, old, hy-
draulics good, good parts,
$500. (863)675-2844
MITSUBISHI PICKUP, '89, 4
cyl., 35mpg, runs great,
$2499. (86 )835-3521


JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LA-
REDO-'98, Silver, Exc.
cond., V-8, All pwr, Cruise,
AM/FM CD, NC, 128K, Well
maint. $5,500.00
863-763-3191/697-6680.
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mls, like new cond.,
$21,200. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee


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.


PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, '95
All pwr., NC, Seats 5,159K
mi., Well maint. $2500.
863-763-3191/697-6680


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Treasure Coast Workforce Consor-
tium announces a public meeting, via
conference call, to which all persons
are invited to participate:
Date &Time: Monday, November 20,
2006- 9:30 a.m.
Place: St. Lucie County
Annex Building
CoU Admistrators
onerence Room
2300 Virginia Avenue 3rd Floor
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
PURPOSE: To appoint persons to serve
on the Treasure Coast Worikforce De-
velopment Board and to discuss mat-
ters concerning the Workforce
Investment Act, Workforce Employ-
ment Opportunities, the Welfare Tran-
sition Program, One-Stop Career
Centers and the Workforce Develop-
ment Board, A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by contacting:
le wrrce Devspoment Board
m easure oa
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port SL Lucle, FL 34986
Phone: 772/335-3030
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Consortium with
respect 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-
view.
175953 ON 11/16/06


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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
WATER SHORTAGE
On November 9, 2006, the Governing Board of the South Forida Water Management
District issued Water Shortage Order No. 2006-163-DAO-WS which declared Man-
datory Phase I Water Shortage Restrictions for all Use Classes (including Agricultu-
ral and Non-Agricultural Uses) using surface water from Lake Okeechobee and
surface waters hydraulically connected to Lake Okeechobee within the Everglades
Agricultural Area Water Use Basin, Lake Shore Perimeter Water Use Basin, Caloosa-
hatchee River Water Use Basin, and Portions of the Indian Prairie Water Use Basin
and the StL Lucie River Water Use Basin within Okeechobee, Glades, Palm Beach,
Lee, Hendry, and Martin Counties. The water shortage restrictions set forth in this
Order are contained in Rule 40E-21.521, FA.C.
These restrictions will become effective on November 17, 2006 in accordance with
Rule 40E-21.291, FA.C. District rules require all permitted water users in the Lake
Okeechobee Service Area to cutback on water usage by 15%, This includes agricul-
tural and non-agricultural users of surface water from Lake Okeechobee of surface
water hydraulically connected to Lake Okeechobee. All water withdrawals from the
affectedarea shall be in accordance with WS Order No. 2006-163-DAO-WS., unless
water users request and receive a variance authorization. Issuance of a variance
will be conditioned upon a District staff technical determination that serious harm to
the water resources or stated Pro ect components In the affected area will not occur
as a result of withdrawals and vanance conditions. The Order is available at the Dis-
trict through its webste (www.swmd.gov); the District headquarters at 3301 Gun
Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL. 33406, 561-682-6785; the Districts Palm Beach
County Service Center Office at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
561-682-2283; the District's Okeechobee Service Center Office at 205 North Parrott
Avenue, Suite 201, Okeechobee, FL 34972, 863-462-5260; the Districts Martln/St
Lucle Service Center Office at 780 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997,
772-223-2600; the Districts Lower West Coast Service Center at 2301 McGregor
Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33901, 239-338-2929; the Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences ("iFAS") Okeechobee Office; and in municipal and county offices. The Dis-
tict is making every effort to provide Information to the public through the media re-
garding restrictions.
The Governing Board will continue to consider water shortage conditions throughout
the District at its regularly scheduled monthly meetings and may call special meet-
ings for such purposes as long as the water shortage exists.
175177 CGS/ON 11/16/2006


LEGAL NOTICE
Comcast announces the following changes to the channel line-up effective Decem-
ber 14, 2006 for customers in the communities of Belle Glade; Pahokee, Clewiston,
Okeechobee and each of its surrounding areas:
Fox Reality will launch on channel 177 as a Digital Basic channel.
Pay-Per-View channels iN DEMAND 8 and 9 are no longer being offered by iN DE-
MAND and will be dropped.
175399 ONiC/CGS 11/16/06


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ations on a scam that involves
deceptive marketing of corpo-
rate minutes services Crist
issued the advisory while
announcing that his office has
stopped the practice of a Califor-
nia business that used deceptive
Tactics to lure Florida corpora-
tions into buying corporate min-
utes documents from the com-
pany.
The company, calling itself
Florida Corporate Headquarters,
sent out official looking forms,
similar to those sent out by the.
Florida Department of State that
told businesses they could be
liable for corporate debts simply
by failing to keep proper corpo-
rate minutes. The mailing
included' a demand for $150 for
in exchange for compiling cor-
porate minutes reports.
The deception was furthered
by the company's use of the offi-
cial seal of the State of Florida on
the envelopes containing the
statement. Crist's office began
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weeks ago.
"Companies will not be
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tions that paid for the unneces-
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money returned to them. The


Attorney General's office has
been authorized by the company
to directly receive all the checks
as they are delivered to the corn-.
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to return them to the businesses
that sent them. To date, the
Attorney General has received
$31,400 in checks that .will be
returned to Florida businesses-
and more* checks will be
returned as they are received by
Crist's office.
- After the Attorney General's
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state's investigation. Business'
owners who believe they were
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9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226.)
The investigation into Florida
Corporate Headquarters is one
of several similar probes the
Attorney General's Office has
conducted within the past two
years. Last year, the Attorney
General settled a lawsuit against
one such company, Corporate
Compliance Center, over allega-
tions that the company misled
Florida businesses relating to the
sale of corporate minutes
reports and signed agreements
with two other companies, Cor-
porate Minutes Compliance Ser-
vice and Corporate Minute Ser-
vices. All three companies
agreed to stop their deceptive
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VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539; 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
annual Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until
3 p.m. Biscuits and gravy will be served. For information and fees,
call Shirley Jarrell at (863) 467-9450.
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, 111 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-
MAIN. .
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
director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Diabetes support group meeting site changed
The diabetes support group meetings scheduled for November and.
December will not be held at Raulerson Hospital. For information, call
the hospital's public relations director at 1863) 824-2702.


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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
hosting 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 1
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.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine IC.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.

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.


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In the Military

Campbell graduates During the nine weeks of train- tesy, military justice, physical fit-
ing, the soldier studied the Army ness, first aid, Army history, core
from basic training mission and received instruction values and traditions, and special
Army Pvt. Thomas M. Camp- in drill and ceremonies, rifle training in human relations.
bell has graduated from basic marksmanship, weapons, map Campbell is the son of Daisy
combat training at Fort Sill, Law- reading, tactics, armed and Campbell of N.E. 12th Lane,
ton, Okla. unarmed combat, military cour- Okeechobee.

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
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
and margaritas served from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday and
Sunday from 1 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.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every 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 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment from
5 until 8 p.m.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Johnny Patton
at (863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee
Shields at (863) 467-8779 or
(863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
available. "
Every Thursday: washer toss.
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from -9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov.
11 and 12: yard sale from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Donated items to sell
will be appreciated. On Saturday,
chicken wings and blooming
onions will be sold at 2 p.m. for a
donation

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club andevents, 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 Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

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 activi-
ties, contact W.M. Margaret at
(863) 467-8020.
Sunday, Nov. 26: all-you-can-
eat breakfast at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. The event is open to the pub-
lic and we will be serving from 8
until 11 a.m. The cost of the meal
is $5 per person and includes
homemade biscuits and sausage
gravy, scrambled eggs, hash
brown casserole, grits, bacon and


sausage, fruit, coffee and orange
juice. For information, contact
Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.


Saturday, Dec. 2: annual
fashion 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 give-
aways. Tickets are available for
$10 per person. For information
contact Margaret 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 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Call for
the menu. Saturday is karaoke at
8p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 19: W.O.T.M.
bake sale from 9 a.m. until noon.
Members are asked to bring
cakes, pies or cookies to the lodge
for this sale. .. . :
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Moose
Lodge meeting at 8p.m. All mem-
bers should plan to attend.


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Thursday, Nov. 23: Thanks-
giving 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 informa-
tion and meal menus, call the
Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is'
the second and fourth Wednes-
dayat 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
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8p.m.
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ond Wednesday of each month at
8p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday
at 1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sun-
days from 3 p.m. until ?, with
snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first,
Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.


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Submitted photo
Civil Air Patrol
The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, 453rd Composite Squadron of the Florida
Wing, Okeechobee, displays some members and future members: (Top left photo, stand-
ing), Major Freddie Greene of Okeechobee, Colonel Robert Davis of the Georgia Wing
and Lieutenant Mel Home of the Fort Pierce Squadron with cadets kneeling; (top right
photo), Cadet Sergeant Angel Garcia, (who is a member and is a student pilot) portrays
his idol, Colonel Robert Morgan, a WWII ace pilot; (bottom left photo), Jermarcus Bradley
portrays his idol, a Tuskegee airman and hopes to join soon; (bottom center photo),
Cadet Airman Cheryl Bloom portrays her idol, the legendary Amelia Earhart and hopes to
follow in her steps; and, (bottom right photo), The Smiley brothers (who got a free air-
plane ride Sept. 16) wants to join when old enough. The Civil Air Patrol is recruiting adults
of all ages to help in management, cadet supervision and air crew. We need youths from
the ages of 12 to 18. Our main missions are emergency services, aerospace education
and cadet program. For information, contact Gene O'Neil at the Okeechobee Emergency
SOperations Center (863) 763-3212 or Maj. Greene at (863) 467-7770.


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