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The Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce has
released a statement saying
that a company called Liberty
Marketing is marketing a map
The Chamber goes on to
say that it is not affiliated in
any manner with this compa-
ny and does not endorse its
Clerk of Courts
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of Cir-
cuit Court will be closed
between the hours of noon
and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov.
17, for the annual employee
The office will promptly re-
open to the public at 1:30 p.m.
EES looks forward
Mrs. Noonan's class is
learning to recognize and
write numbers to 10 and
about fraction parts 1/2, 1/3
and 1/4. Everyone is looking
forward to the Thanksgiving
Miss Snyder's class
enjoyed reviewing patterns
when they made their
Thanksgiving wreaths with
fall leaves. Our grandparent's
lunch \\as a great success.'
Everyone that attended said
they enjoyed the children's
Read, read, read, and don't
forget to sign the sheet.
Mrs. Moore's class is learn-
ing about' Native Americans
and the folktales that they told
their families \Ve enijoed
having some grandparents
come to our classroom for a
special celebration. Parents
keep working with your child
on letters, sounds, and words.
Please also practice writing
numbers zero to 10 with
Reading is fun and factual.
Mrs. Bartlett's class is enjoy-
ing their story -Fun with Fish"
and learning many fish facts.
We have been busy making.
I'm thankful for... turkeys to
display for PTO. We will be
comparing colonial kids and
children of today next week.
In math we are learning
about graphs and how to
read a graph.
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Playing a Jeopardy video game was one of the activities available to Yearling Middle
School students on Bonus Bill Activity Day that was held at the school on Wednesday.
Nov. 15. Students earned Bonus Bills for doing good things at school. Usually these
Bonus Bills are used to purchase different school items. However, on Bonus Bill Activ-
ity Day, they were used to take part in such activities as playing Jeopardy, basketball,
dodge ball, board games and dancing.
OC SO asks
By Eric Kopp
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is cur-
rehtly seeking information on
the whereabouts of a Mexican
mate wanted lor questioning in
connection with an attack on a
female convenience store
OCSO Detective Rosernar\
Farless said the man is believed
toube in his late 20s to early 30s,
and weighs about 140 pounds.
She said "he is around 5-foot-7,
to 5-foot-8 in height.
He is wanted for question-
ing in connection with the
attack on Kasie Harrison Mon-
day, Nov. 13, as she .was taking
out the trash at the conven-
ience store t here she \\ orks
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Students at Yearling Middle School enjoy a game of basketball Wednesday morning,
Nov. 15. The game was part of Bonus Bill Activity Day. Students earn Bonus Bills when
they are doing good things at school. These bills can then be used to purchase differ-
ent school items. Students used their Bonus Bills to participate in Bonus Bill Activity
Day. In addition to basketball, there was dodge ball, scooter board races, Jeopardy,
board games, music and dancing.
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School, has fun on a scooter board. Riding a scooter
board was one of the many activities ongoing, Wednes-
day, Nov. 15. Students earn Bonus Bills for doing good
things at school. They used these bills to participate in
the various activities available.
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man was waiting behind a gate
that allowed access to the trash
dumpster. When she opened the
gate around 10 p.m., a man
S lunged at her and struck her in the
She said he struck her several
more times and ripped her shirt.
However, she fought back -
- hitting and kicking her assailant
"aa until he fled the scene on foot.
After calling the sheriff's office,
she was taken to the emergency
'a room at Raulerson Hospital.
Ms. Harrison said her arms are
scraped where she fell against a
"My eyes are swollen, the left
side of my face is bruised up and
my left eye is black," she said in
* an exclusive interview with the
* *- Okeechobee News on Tuesday,
S- Nov. 14. "My knuckles are scraped
up and bruised where I punched
The 20-year-old woman said
she thought her attacker was a
homeless man, but doesn't
believe that now.
"I know for sure it was pre-
meditated because he was sitting
behind the swinging gate," she
said. "He obviously knew my rou-
County Sheriffs' Office
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office released this
composite Thursday of a man
wanted for questioning in
connection with the reported
attack on a 20-year-old female
employee at a local conven-
ience store Monday night.
She also said he wasn't inter-
ested in robbing her.
"He didn't try to steal any of
my jewelry. I think he was trying
to assault me," she said. "But, I
don't think he was expecting
me to fight back."
If anyone has any inmorma-
tion on the man sought for
questioning or the attack, they
are asked to contact OCSO
Detective Farless at (863)763-
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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 Fri-
day, Nov. 17, to discuss the Kissimmee Basin Water Supply Plan
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 Satur-
day, Nov. 25.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and
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 Okee-
chobee County 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 ses-
sion 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 accompanied by a resolution from the local government support-
ing the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delega-
tion on state issues that are of concern to them.
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hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two
emergency 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
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns,.contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E.
Their phone number is (863) 462-5225.
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Everglades looks forward to Thanksgiving holidays
Mrs. Noonan's class is learning
to recognize and write numbers to
10 and about fraction parts 1/2, 1/3
and 1/4. Everyone is looking for-
ward to the Thanksgiving holidays.
Miss Snyder's class enjoyed
reviewing patterns when they
made their Thanksgiving wreaths
with fall leaves. Our grandparent's
lunch was a great success. Every-
one that attended said they enjoyed
the children's personalized place-
mats. Read, read, read, and don't
forget to sign the sheet.
Mrs. Moore's class is learning
about Native Americans and the
folktales that they told their fami-
lies. We enjoyed having some
grandparents come to our class-
room for a special celebration. Par-
ents keep working with your child
on letters, sounds, and words.
Please also practice writing num-
b.erszero to 10 with them.
Reading is fun and factual. Mrs.
Bartlett's class is enjoying their
story "Fun with Fish" and learning
many fish facts. We have been
busy making I'm thankful
for.. .turkeys to display for PTO. We
will be comparing colonial kids
and children of today next week. In
math we are learning about graphs
and how to read a graph.
Ms. Parrish's class is working
very hard each day learning addi-
tion and subtraction facts. We are
extremely busy reading for the 100
Book Challenge and earning our
steps. We are learning new words
for reading and reading new stories
everyday in reading class.
Mrs. Rowley's class is working
hard every day. We are studying
England, the Pilgrim's voyage and
the first Thanksgiving. We all have
lots of things to be thankful for this
son. A big
thanks to all
Families drive. Our class has been
invited to a Thanksgiving feast by
our neighbors in Mrs. Laskey's
class. We hope to share a meal of
friendship and caring before the
Mrs. Murrish's class is doing an
excellent job of reading, reading
and more reading. We are enjoying
our 100 Book Challenge. We are
also doing a great job bringing in
canned food for the Food for Fami-
lies drive. We all hope everyone
hasa great Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Hollin's class will be
involved in many exciting projects.
The students will be studying
about the Indians and the first
Thanksgiving. They will make
turkeys, Indians, and pumpkin
pies. It is very important to practice
and learn the reading and spelling
word lists. In math, the students are
learning addition and subtraction
The second grade team at Ever-
glades wishes everyone a Happy
Thanksgiving. Mr. Wright's class is
thankful for veterans.
Mrs. Campbell's class has been
working on posters describing our
favorite foods. We are doing great
reading for the 100 Book Chal-
The following students are achieving excellence in the classroom: Kindergarten, Fernando Meza, Araceli Ruiz, Cheyenne Crum,
Kaylyn Clarke, Matthew Costanzo, Ossie Fleming; (first grade}, Jimmy Bigford, Jenna Thompson, Sierra Knapik, Samantha
Stone, Alden Bilodeau, Calab Throop; (second grade}, Scott Covert, Jazzmin Mestre, Jose Serrano, Nelson Liberato; third grade,.
Marissa Faison, Angel Garcia, Jasmine Moyett, Austin Mericle, Mackenzie Delacruz; fourth grade, Amos Shirey, Caitlin Covert,
Emily Clay; and, fifth grade, Austin Shatzer, Francisco Ortiz. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.
Mrs. Kirby's class is eagerly
awaiting the Thanksgiving Holi-
days and enjoying the great fall
weather. The class has been hard
at work reading and writing para-
graphs about fall.
Ms. Hunt's class has been learn-
ing all about what the first Thanks-
giving was like. We definitely have
it easier today.
Mrs. Brady's class has been
learning about pilgrims, Indians,
and Thanksgiving. We are thankful
to be students at Everglades Ele-
mentary. Happy Turkey Day.
Ms. Stokes' class is adding some
Thanksgiving literacy into the holi-
day by doing an oral reading of
"Twas the night before Thanksgiv-
ing." With this story students are
ready to save the turkeys. We are
brainstorming foods to replace the
turkey on the Thanksgiving menu.
We will finish by making eye catch-
ing posters to encourage others to
forgo eating turkey this Thanksgiv-
Everglades Elementary third
graders are proud to present "The
First Thanksgiving" on Tuesday,
Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the school cafe-
teria. The students will perform an
alphabetized version of the story of
the first Thanksgiving, followed by
a rendition of two seasonal songs,
"Scarecrow" and "Turkey Hunt."
Come share our celebration of this
very original American holiday.
Everglades Student Council will
sponsor the Annual Turkey Trot
Contest for our food drive. The
grade with the most items collect-
ed during the week of Nov. 13-17
will receive a Grand Gator Award.
The students have voted! If we
make our goal of 200,000 steps in
the 100 book challenge, Mrs. Ard
and Mr. Ball will work for a day in
the school cafeteria. Read on Ever-
glades! So far we have 18,000 steps
and still climbing.
The students and teachers are
loving the 100 Book Challenge pro-
gram. The teachers feel that it has
really changed the way the boys
and girls feel about reading. Keep
up the good work. Thank you to
the parents for supporting the 100
Book Challenge at home.
The students at YMS participate in an independent read-
ing time each day referred to as "SURF" which stands for
Supervised Uninterrupted Reading Fun! Research shows
the amount of time read independently greatly contributes
to academic success. Josh Clemons, photographed by
Yearling Middle School's reading coach, shows how
intense he was in his book.
The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing 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
Troy William Kennedy, 21,
S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 14 by Detec-
tive John Zeigler on felony
charges of grand theft and bur-
glary of an unoccupied struc-
ture, and a misdemeanor charge
of possession of marijuana
under 20 grams. His bond was
set at $16,000. ,
Brian Keith Douglas, 21,
S.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 14 by Detective
John Zeigler on charges of grand
theft. His bond was set at $5,000.
Dustin K. Harris, 20, N.W.
Third Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 14 by Detective
John Zeigler on charges of grand
theft and burglary of an unoccu-
pied structure. His bond was set
Matthew Branca, 41, was
arrested Nov. 15 by Deputy Cor-
poral S. Green on Okeechobee
County warrants charging him
with violation of probation -
grand theft, violation of proba-
tion uttering forged bills (11
counts), violation of probation -
grand theft and violation of pro-
bation uttering forged bills. He
is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
David Stephen Farris
David Stephen Farris, age 26, of
Okeechobee, died Nov. 11,2006.
Mr. Farris was born in Fort
Pierce and was a lifelong resident
of both Fort Pierce and Okee-
Mr. Farris was in the construc-
tion trade and enjoyed hunting,
fishing and sports.
Survivors include: his sons,
Jarren Farris and Justin Farris;
daughter, Rony Farris, all of Okee-
chobee; parents, Darlene and
Ronald Farris, both of Englewood,
Tenn.; brothers, Joey Farris of
Niota, Tenn., Jason Farris and
Shane Farris; sister, Daphney Far-
ris; and, companion Carrie Steffa,
all of Okeechobee.
Family will receive friends on
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, from 10
a.m. until noon at Yates Funeral
Home Chapel in Fort Pierce.
Graveside service will be held
at 12:30 p.m., at White City Ceme-
tery in Fort Pierce.
Arrangements are by Yates
Funeral Home of Fort Pierce.
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tear down your dreams!" These
are words of advice that we have
all heard throughout our lives.
They are still excellent bits of wis-
dom that could well be passed on
to our young people today. We
read of sit-ins, demonstrations,
walk-outs; and-many other forms
of revolt and rebellion. "We fight
for our ideals," they say. It is a
noble thing to have ideals. But, if
in our haste to obtain our own
rights, we overlap and take away
the rights of others, we can easily
be tearing down, rather than
building up. We all have dreams
and ideals, and they were not eas-
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we end up breaking our own
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TIP: I would like to leave a Christmas tip to the Waste Management
employees that pick up my garbage. How do I do this? (Editor's Note:
We contacted Waste Management and were told the best way to do
this is catch the men when they come to your home and tip them
then. Or, you can put the tip in a card and take it to the Waste Manage-
ment office at the Okeechobee Landfill and give it to Chris. Be sure
you have your address on the card so he knows the route. He will see
to it the men receive your tip.)
STRAY ANIMALS: This is in reference to the article on Nov. 14
about dogs and cats. I don't know where this person lives but there
are several places in Okeechobee that are dumpirig grounds for ani-
mals. I take in many that have been dumped in my area and I get
them spayed and neutered. I agree, we need something in this town
as far as a spay-neuter program. Down the road in a year or two, once
they start a program, we would see a big difference in the amount of
abandoned and stray animals that aren't fixed. What I would like to
do is find out if anybody would like to gather up and get into a group
to try to get the commissioners to start a low cost spay-neuter pro-
gram in this town. Maybe we could get a petition signed. I don't
know. If anyone is interested in starting such a program please call
me. (Editor's Note: This caller left their phone number with us, so if
anyone is interested in such a program call our offices at (863) 763-
3134 and we'll put you in contact with this caller.)
APPALLED: All my life I have lived in Okeechobee and was never
so appalled as I was attending Tuesday's city council meeting. Grow-
ing up I was taught not to believe what you hear but what you see. I
was taught that all men are created equal and to love thy neighbor as
thy self. Not so in our community, as displayed Tuesday afternoon,
Nov. 7. Prominent businessmen, women and council members were
making blatant statements regarding a culture race. We want the His-
panics, blacks and other cultures to clean our houses, pick our fruit,
wash our cars, cook our food, mind and baby sit our children and at
the end of day go home but not in my backyard. Council members
made such remarks as "they don't mix" and "will never get passed"
- what were you thinking? An attorney standing up crying that their
community will be degraded using terminology such as "migrant
camps." Making such blatant statements from all parties could put
our community in national headlines for such racist remarks. Will
those that made such statements cover the cost? I doubt it. Council
members are elected to represent all members of our community and
not to be selective. It is OK for the public to offer their opposition, but
to make it personal because of your status is wrong. Is February going
to be a repeat, or will we be civil?
SUPPORT: I am calling about the teen pregnancy program and
what I read about teenagers and why we are paying for that. The teen
parent program is more than just a program. I want people to under-
stand that these children have a responsibility. If they don't come to,
school, their kids don't get to go to day care. They have to have those
kids out by a certain time. So if they are going to school they are being
responsible. It's not like we're handing them money. It was said that
he helps those who helps themselves. They are 'helping themselves.
They are trying to get an education. So I think people should cut them
some slack and I think we should support them and help them get on
their feet. Because they made a bad choice doesn't rnlake them a bad
BLUE DOGS: I'm sitting here watching TV and I'm watching a con-
ference about Blue Dog Democrats. What are they? Where did they
get their name; what do they do; what do they believe in; and, where
are they on the political spectrum between Democrats and Republi-
cans? For example, the guy just elected from this district is a Blue Dog
Democrat and I want to know what they are. Editor's Note: According
to Wikipedia, Blue Dog Democrats are social and economic conser-
vatives and centrists in the United States Democratic Party. In the
United States House of Representatives, Blue Dogs are an actual
coalition of like-minded Democrats organized as the Blue Dog Coali-
tion. The Blue Dog Coalition was formed in 1994 under the 104th
Congress as a way for more conservative members of Congress of
the Democratic Party to have a unified voice in Congress. It currently
has 37members. It considers itself a continuation of the socially con-
servative wing of the Democratic party made prominent during the
presidencies of Lyndon Johnson and Harry Truman whom many in
the Blue Dog movement consider to be the first two Blue Dog presi-
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between liberal and conservative ideas. Blue Dogs are an important
swing vote on spending bills and, as a result, have gained an influ-
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ratic and Republican leadership.
BORING: Reading all this in the paper about this one getting preg-
nant and gays and such, why doesn't Okeechobee give these kids
something to do besides them having sex. If there was something to
do in this town for kids they wouldn't be doing all this weird stuff that
gets them in trouble, hurts their health and goes against their religion.
Maybe this town is the problem. There is nothing for them to do.
There is no skating rink here. There is no water plant. There is noth-
ing. There is no mall where kids can hang out. You reap what you
sow. Maybe in this boring town these kids don't have any other choice
but to do what they are doing.
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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)
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing 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 members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. 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 lunch 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
Nar-anon Helps 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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until.8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee 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 meet-
ing. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September.
For information, 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
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780. "
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en 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., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mis-
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to
care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
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 Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public serv-
ice program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.P to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
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. 17-.
19. Services on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday
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. 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 a public meeting on Friday, Nov. 17, to discuss the Kissim-.
mee Basin Water Supply Plan update. The meeting will start at 10
a.m., and will be held at the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter, 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201, on the second floor of the Bank
of America building. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held)
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 paper-:
backs 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 a yard
sale Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. until 2 i
p.m. Everything must go to make room for the Festival of Trees.
Donated items are needed and all proceeds will benefit patient
care, including 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 refer-
ral and offers a system for sharing information and support.'
Friends and business associates are welcome. For information,'
contact Robin Delgado at (863) 467-7100.
Women of the Moose plan dinner
Okeechobee Women of the Moose #956,159 N.W. 36 St., will
hold a meatloaf dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, Nov.
18, starting at 5:30 p.m. for a suggested donation. Members and
guests are welcome. For information and costs, call Kathy at,
Group plans rummage sale
Okeechobee County School Nutrition Association will hold a
rummage sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, in the cafeteria of Central'
Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave., from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m..
All proceeds will go toward community events that have been'
scheduled 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 Summer-
all 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. Cunningham toll free at (866) 500-4104 to register the
organization as a food recipient. Or, an e-mail may be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org 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-I
grams is open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church
Recreation Outreach Center, 310 S.W. Fifth St., for boys and girls
in grades one through six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.
Ministry plans Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will hold their 20th free corn-
munity 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 purchase 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 vol-
unteers 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 pub-:
lic. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. The menu
includes homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled,
eggs, hash brown casserole, grits, bacon and sausage, fruit, cof-
fee and orange juice. For information and the suggested dona-
tion, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.
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OTHER AREA NEWS 5
The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 17,2006
City may ultimately
pay for legal fees
I Majority votes for
By JoseJesus Zaragoza
SSpecial to OkechobeeNews
BELLE GLADE In the face of
mounting legal issues arising from
a possible recall election, two of the
commissionersmost affected in the
case voted for an agreement that
may reimburse them for legal fees
Mayor Ray Torres Sanchez and
Commissioner Don Garrett, the
two commissioners electing to hire
'attorneys to fight the recall effort,
;joined Cornmissioner Shelly Miller
Sin approving the motion at the Nov.
'7 meeting. Against the issue were
SCommissioners Gwen Asia-
SWilliams and Commissioner Mary
The manner of the votes is sim-
ply the latest demonstration of the
division between the two factions
of the commission, those for and
In the agreement, the Hodgson
Russ law firm will represent the two
Commissioners at a rate of $325 per
Hour for the attorney and $200 per
hour for his associate.
According to the city attorney,
the city is not legally able to pay the
Legal fees upfront. Instead, -the city
'will issue a reimbursement only if
Hodgson Russ wins the case. Each
of the commissioners being repre-
sented by the law firm is responsi-
ble for his portion of the legal fees if
the' firm does not win its case.
Regarding the desire of Com-
missioner Garrett to take action
against those responsible for organ-
izing the recall, the city attorney in a
letter to the commission warned
that it would be "premature."
"We would advise that the city
wait until a determination as to the
legal sufficiency of the petitions
have been made," Glen Torcivia,
the city attorney wrote.
If the petitions turned out to be
invalid or if the recall failed, the city
could then choose to go after the
group that initiated the recall,
according to the attorney.
SThe issue of attorney's fees
seems underscored by the concern
of some commissioners that the
legal expenses are getting out of
control for the city.
During the meeting Commis-
sioner Asia-Williams drew atten-
tion to exactly how much the city is
spending on legal costs alone.
According to her, the bill for last
month's legal services was near
$30,000. This year alone, the legal
expenses the city has racked more
The expenses long ago exceed-
ed the city's budget. According to
the finance director, the city
reserves $75,000 in its operating
budget for legal fees, not counting a
smaller amount that each depart-
ment figures into their operation.
'Center is now open
Dr. Geake is the only piscribes ,Mll be done at Hendry
I i Regional since he is on staff there.
private physician in However, his assistants will eventu-
ally be able to draw blood at the
:Glades County Riverside Glades Clinic and a labo-
ratory coturieJr % ill transp'toi I for
By Nena Bolan testing. Some of the tests can also
Glades County Democrat be done in LaBelle. .
The doctor has a unique per-
MOORE HAVEN There's a spective on the roles of physician
new doctor in town., ar nd patl ,rni because in I 9,7 hewas
Dr. John Geake has opened a in a rnoiur.r,:%le accidFent He was
family practice in Moore Haven at paralyzed from the waist down and
51 Ave. J. He will provide primary had to undergo rehabilitation. He
health care, well baby check, understands the pain and frustra-
women's wellness and school and tion a patient can go through with
sports physical, an injury or extended illness.
Dr. Geake graduated from Nova Dr. Geake and his wife have
Southeast University in 1993 and always been interested in rural
completed. his residence in upsin it- medicine and treating patients in
' New York. Ht, accept-.led scholai underserved areas. He has devoted
ships with Health and Human Ser- his piatince to the residents of
vices. In return, he will participate Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore
in rural medicine through National Haven.
Health Service Corps. He now has "I look forward to serving the
come to live and work in the Glades people of Hendry and Glades
* County area. Counties," he said.
Dr. Geake is an osteopathic The clinic is now open. Our days
physician. He is trained to practice of service will be Monday, Tuesday,
:all phases of medicine and pre- Thursday and Friday. Tentatively,
scribe medications. He emphasizes work hours will be from 8:30 a.m.
preventative medicine and also par- until 5 p.m.
ticipates in referral services.
He is a familiar physician to a '
many people. He was the medical ,a
director in Clewiston for Hendry _
Family Care Center beginning in -
*1996, and in 2004 he opened a
practice in LaBelle with his associ- Specializes in Szechuan
ate, Dr. Studley. Cantonese, American &
Last August he was an honored Style Cooking
guest and keynote speaker at the y g
National Health Service Corps' 35th 6 BUFFET BAI
'Anniversary Celebration. Specifical-
*ly, he was honored for his continu- 150 Items & Salad
ing role in the underserved regions 150 Items & Salad
of rural medicine.
of ruralmedicine. Eat FREE on your Bir
Dr. John Geake will be support-
ed at the clinic by Ann Baker, physi- Lunch: $629 Dinner
cian's assistant; Kacie Swaford
I Lopez, licensed practical nurse and Fri & Sat: Seafood Din
Tabitha Sutton, receptionist. His
wife, Ellen Geake, is the office man--
Most diagnostic tests the doctor
November 11th 8pm-12am,
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY: HOWARD HATES US It
LINGERIE SHOW & 50/50
(Across Irom Cedar's Plaza)
The city of Moore Haven has several road maintenance
projects taking place. Heavy equipment clears away old
pavement so new paving can begin at the intersection of
Avenue K and First Street in Moore Haven. The heavy
equipment works up the dust as repairs begin.
Want ajob in Construction?
Take advantage of a job training opportunity provided by the Educa-
tion Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. (ECSWF) for construction trades
ranging from carpentry and plastic pipe to blue prints and masonry.
Classes begin in October and space is limited. Flyers and applications
are available at the Glades County Economic Development Council
(EDC) Office in the Doyle Conner Building in Moore Haven or the
ECSWF office in LaBelle. Applications can be faxed to the EDC at (863)
946-0777 or directly to the Education Center at 863-675-6800. For more
information, contact Sonny Hilghes, (863) 675-6800.
Florida Native Plant Society meets
The Florida Native Plant Society meeting will be held on the first
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center at 4509 George
Blvd. in Sebring in conference room number three. For more informa-
tion, call Roy Stewart at: (863) 632-0914.
LaBelle amateur radio club meets
The LaBelle Amateur Radio Association resumed monthly meet-
ings on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Hendry LaBelle Recreation Office build-
ing at 310 W Cowboy Way, LaBelle. 'The Club meets on the first Tues-
day of each month at 7 p.m. Any one interested in amateur radio is
invited to attend. Emergency communication is a vital part in respond-
ing to Hurricanes and other hazardous events. The LaBelle Amateur
Radio Association provides emergency communication via amateur
radio when other forms of communication are unavailable and as a
backup. For further details call Ron Zimmerly, KE4PFG at (863) 675-
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-minded and interested in advocating for a
child? Only 60 percent of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry
County children taken from their homes due to allegations of abuse or
neglect have a volunteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to protect their inter-
ests. A GAL volunteer has the opportunity to be a champion for an
abused, neglected or abandoned child in court and within the commu-
nity, strongly supported by program staff. For information, to apply, or
to ask how your business or organization can help, call Jackie at (239)
533-1425 or (866) 341-1GAL.
The next Guardian Ad Litem training class starts in Fort Myers on Sat-
urday, Nov. 4, 11, 17 and 18). In addition to 28 hours of classroom
instruction, volunteers must put in two hours of courtroom observa-
Narcotics Anonymous meets
Narcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. for open discus-
sion meeting at Buck Head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
Buckhead Ridge. For more information please call (863) 634-4780.
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Corey Krum reached deep within himself to pin Jon Maragni
of Ft. Pierce Westwood In the 189-Ib. class of the Brahmans'
season opener Wednesday evening at Okeechobee High
School. The Brahmans defeated the Panthers 54-30.
Veteran Brahman grappler Chris Curtis locked up with Cory
Sullivan of Ft. Pierce Westwood in the opening match of the
Brahmans' 2006-2007 season. Curtis took little time in put-
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By Loma Jablonski
The Brahman wrestling chalked
up their first win of the new season
Wednesday evening when they
defeated the Panthers of Ft. Pierce
Head coach Bruce Jahner
brought a young team onto the
mat with all but five being new
team members. Additionally,
two of Coach Jahner's veteran
grapplers, Tyler Hayes and Josh
Raulerson, were sidelined with
injuries. But, the young Brah-
mans proved that they were
ready to take on the opposition.
They stepped onto the mat and
hammered the Panthers with
pin after pin.
The results of the individual
matches were: Robby Harrel
won by forfeit; Josh Gruber
won by forfeit; James Gruber
won by pin; Michael Brishke
won by forfeit; Phillip Valcani-
ant won by forfeit; Donny Bush
won by pin; Alex Tate ,\as
defeated by pin; Zack Painter
won by pin; Caleb Smith was
defeated by pin; Brandon Ash-
ley was defeated by pin; Corey
Krum won by pin and Chris Cur-
tis won by pin.
The Brahmans will see action
on Dec. 2 when the varsity team
travels to Sebastian for the Sebast-
ian River Tourney. The junior varsi-
ty will also step onto the mats to
compete in the Ft. Pierce Central
junior varsity tournament on Dec.
2. The Lady Brahmans will also
compete on Dec. 2.
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field day game of volleyball.
Sign-ups for youth
Registration for the Upward
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Nov. 21 at the First Baptist
Church Recreation Outreach
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 17,
through Thursday, Nov. 23, are as
Theatre I-"Casino Royale" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (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
Theatre III "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
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 22:
"Deck the Halls" (PG) Showtimes:
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24, matinee at 2 and
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. For information call
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.
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.
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 Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence is
a time of risk and opportunity. The
youth in Okeechobee County need
you. If you have a caring heart and
one hour a week to share in the life
of a teen, you can be a mentor. For
information, call Lisa Coleman at
One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center, 209
S.W. Park St. The center is open
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. For information call
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Car Pool 110
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
SOUTHERN RESPIRATOR, on
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Call to identify.
BOSTON TERRIER, Black &
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COMPOST- free, you must
FREE KITTEN, Blonde, To
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KITTENS (3)- Fluffy, Free to
good homes only. 5 wks old,
litter box trained, 2F, 1 M
KITTENS: 7 wks. old. Black &
White. Very cute! Great for
little kids. Free to good
LOVED PETS NEED HOME -
4yr. old Amer. Bulldog & twin
female Calico cats, lyr. Cats
go as a pair. 863-634-6106
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Good Home! (863)763-1370
PATIO DOORS, (2), 6' wide, 8'
high, good condition.
PUPPIES, 8 weeks old, Golden
Retriever & Red Nose Pitbull
mixed, to good homes.
STOVE, electric, works but
WASHER & DRYER, Roper.
HUGE 3 FAMILY SALE
OKEECHOBEE: Fri. & Sat.,
Nov. 17th & 18th, 8am-?,
602 S.W. 9th SL
Clothing, Household Items &
Many Miscellaneous. Too
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3594 SW 18th St (Oak Park)
Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
Nov. 16th-18th 8am-2pm
Clothes, toys, some furniture
& much more.
3122 SE 24th St.
Fri. & Sat., Nov. 17th & 18th
Dryer, furniture, household
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Job Information 225
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A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
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Domino's Pizza in Okeecho-
bee is now hiring Assistant
Managers! Get in on a
ground floor of a great card-
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position of a General Manag-
er or even Owner! We offer:
*Starting pay based on
experience, min. $10 per hr
Health Insurance and
If you are self motivated,
have positive attitude and
good people skills, we invite
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Needed for Home
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will train. Bilingual
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Sales position, base pay &
opportunities, full benefits
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EOE. M-F Call (863)634-8085
Mature & Experienced
Night 863-763-5321 or
Pier II Resort Hiring!!!!
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Must Call for Appointment
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garage? Advertise your
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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Fireplace Fixture 600
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Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
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.
STOVE, Frigidaire, brand new,
STOVE, GE, electric, new,
never used, all white, $325
STOVE, Whirlpool, electric, 3
years old, very clean. $140
WASHER $100 call for more
WASHING MACHINE- 4 yrs
aid, Kenmore, top load,
White. Extra clean cond.
CROWN MOLDING, (36) 16ft.-
lengths. Primed & ready to
paint. Half price at $375 for
METAL ROOFING & SIDING
Standing seam & ribbed pan-
ets, Local--MG; Low $$$
Replacement Casement Win-
dows: Andersen: 1) 271/4" W
x 581/2"H & 4) 27 1/4"Wx 39
1/4"H. $250 863-467-8504
SCREEN DOOR, 36"x80",
white, full view, heavy duty
w/frame & hardware, $25.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR, new,
white, for mobile home, with
Licensed & insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
SLIDING DOORS (2), 60"
wide, 75" high. $100
CAR SEATS, (2), BOOSTER
SEAT, BOYS & GIRLS
CLOTHES, $80 will sell sep.
CRIB, Jenny Lind, wood, used
but in good condition, no
mattress, $30 or best offer.
WEDDING DRESS, brand new,
never worn, sz. 14w, paid.
$500, asking $300.
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
(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
DELL QUALITY COMPUTER,
Warranty & tech support.
IBM Electric typewriter, 11'
carriage, self correcting, car-
rying case, excellent cond.
LOGITECH Quick Cam, for
Notebooks Deluxe, new
cond., $30. or best offer
PALM PILOT, Zire 21 Model,
w/software & 2 power
cables, $25. (863)675-3944
BED RAILS- King size, asking
like new, $15
BED, twin, child's, w/slide,
Ikea brand, natural wood,
exc. cond., $50
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.
DAYBED: Like new. Only 1
year old. $300.
DESK, dark wood, 3 drawer,
DRESSER- large, 54x32x18,
w/back mirror, 8 drawer,
hard rock maple good cond
DRESSING TABLE, with mirror
& stool, cherry, good condi-
tion, $50. (863)763-0141
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
fits a 27" TV, you haul
JEWELRY ARMOIRE, Cherry.
$30 (863)763-0141 after .6p
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.
ROCKER, Old, Wooden: Only
SLEEPER SOFA, $50
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777.
SOFA SLEEPER, beige & tan,
new condition, $150.
SOFA with ,,nliw. $35. Call
.t., 65-'. t64 or
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $600
COLT 38, $300 or tradce.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
GUNS 2 1) TAURUS .38 Ultra"
Light Titanium, & 1) ROMA-
NIAN Semi Auto AK47 $725
will sep. (863)234-1230
MARLIN Model 882 SS, 7
shot bolt action, 22 mag.,
3 x 9 x 32 WA simmons scope
PISTOL- 380 automatic, $250
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope, 1980's, $550
REVOLVER- 38 cal. Taurus,
Stainless steel, 2" barrel,
New condition. With extras.
SHOTGUN- 12ga, auto, Moss-
berg, $265 (502)931-8101
WINCHESTER, Model 12, 12
gauge, scope. $350
PROFORM 700-S- Magnetic,
Resistance, Eliptical exercis-
er with electronic monitor
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.
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$450. Neg. (863)675-7105
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $90
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
CHANDELIERS- 2, Gold, Like
new. $50. Will separate.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534
FLOOR LAMP- Solid brass
with light on swivel arm,
ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $3500 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC LIFT- For wheel-
chair or scooter. Hardly
used. Good condition. $650.
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
PRIDE JAZZY WHEELCHAIR
electric w/ioystick. Excellent
condition. $6500 new, asking
for outdoors, 2 lighted rein-
deer & 1 lighted sleigh;,$75.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, for out-
Sside & animated Santa &
Mrs. Claus, $100.
CONDENSER, 3 ton, for split
unit CAH,-approx.,8 yrs. old,
works great, $400 or best
EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi
Hollow body, Classic, $450
SHELVES- 2, Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, adjustable,
$100. or will separate
-ULTRA-FLAME S/S GRILL
Like new, extra large. 4 burner
+ side burner. $150
Kawaii, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
BASS- Stand, Gig bag and
Electric hook up, $1200
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
HAMMOND ORGAN Upright,
bik. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50. or best offer.
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $120.
(863)357-0465 or best offer
SAXOPHONES (2), 1 alto, 1
tenor, Selmer. $400 for both
or will separate.
TAKAMINE ACOUSTIC BASS
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$400 (863)357-1576 or
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items In
AQUARIUM- 1-90 gal & 1-50
gal. With covers & lights.
Good condition. $150. Will
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
To Good Home Only!
$300/neg. Call 863-697-6618.
CHIHUAHUA- Puppy, M,
personality, Shots/Vet. Cert
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
48"L. "GREAT CRATE"
#6000. Like new. $75
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, 10wks
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $350
SHEPHERD MIX F, 2 yrs,
--Shots up to date, Unable to
care for, loving home only,
Loves Kids, (561)722-3361
DIGITAL CAMERA, Canon
PowerShot A40. $60
HOT TUB, seats 7, you remove
-" &nil: $100 (863J675-025 "
POOL SUPPLIES, Sand filter
w/pump & 4 step w/rail
staircase. $300. Call for
PAINTBALL GUN, Automag,
with paint balls & all acces-
sores. $150 (863)467-8187
POOL TABLE, $150.
STEREO- CD, Cassette player,
AM/FM With speakers. $60.
BAND SAW, 2", 1/2 hp, tilt.
Excellent condition. Floor
mounted. $80. Call 8am-
CHAIN SAW Stihl, MS390
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.
WOOD WORKING TOOLS: Too
many to list! $2500 for all, will
sep. 863-467-0044 or
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
SHARP 4-HEAD, Hi-Fi Stereo
VCR w/35+ movies, 1 XXX.
$150 or trade for gun.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn I Garden 850
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
APPALOOSA 8 yr old Male,
has been doing speed
events, Great on trails,
APPALOOSA Gelding 6 yrs
old, 15H $1000 or best offer
BAY MARE- 18 yrs old, $350
CRACKER HORSE- 13 h, Aged
mare, Great for barrels &
poles for youth, $400.
FILLY- 5 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
bomb proof, kid safe, loads
trail rides, no bad habits,
SADDLE- 15" Silverking, black
with two-tone silver. New,
never used. $300.
SORREL QUARTER HORSE-
4 yr old pony, 14 hands,
broke to dde, finish her your
SWEET PAINT PONY-
brown/white, about 10
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
BOX BLADE: 6 Ft., Like new.
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
scape rake 5', quick connect,
all 3 pt., $600 will sell separ-
sommoo M Im
Farms Sale 1020
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
OKEE. BASSWOOD New spa-
cious 4br, 2ba, Extra family
room, New shed & pool.
III] ;l ,llg;tit Tr H! mll l
2/1 SWMH on lake access lot, carport & fl.
room. Nice tree'd corner lot. Needs TLC. Asking
less than land value. $87,900 MUST SELL!
RIDING LAWN MOWER, 22hp,
Sears, WEEDWACKER &
DUMP TRASH WAGON,
RIDING MOWER-'01 Murray,
12.5 hp, 40" cut, 5 speed,
runs & cuts great $400 neg
CALF TABLE- very useful for
goats, sheep's, calves shots,
dehorning, hooves, $200
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
KINGS BAY- 2br,lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking,
no pets, $750/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or
1 bath house in
First and two
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2-Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs.-Call Barry
New Home, 3BR 2BA Lrpjri1
*I I i l Ti,,i L wrniiie A,'. ,',
ciates, 1-800-543-2495. '
OKEE 3/2, Large new House,
B ,ii ,, p,'i. ii L.ar,.:l vyjrd brinr
toy 1195 IT0; + I I,. 1.;I&
sec. dep. Call 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, 1500sq ft
$1000/mo + $1000/sec,
509 NW 20th Lane. Call for
(888)655-9545 or e-mail:
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, 2 car,
CA&H, BHR, boat hse, No
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, CBS
on water w/lake access.
$1200/mo + util with $1800
2br, 1ba house in City,
$800/mo + util. with $1200
ON ESTATE, in Town,-
2BR/2BA, laundry room with
w/d, new appis, screened
porch $900/mo 1st, last &
se,: lJo)ri rm g env. No
OKEECHOBEE, (2) 6 acre par-
cels. Hwy 441 & 98, monthly
rent $600/parcel. Barn, Ponds,
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
SOffice Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
ROOMMATE: Fully furnished
apartment w/Washer, Dryer,
Microwave, Bed, etc. Kings
Bay, $425/mo (787)538-1366
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehiclee/ATVs 3035
ACHILLES 10 Ft., Sport Tender
/ Raft. Wood floor w/soft bot-
tom. Great for diving. $475
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
Possible Owner Financing
OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA, Frame
w/Metal Roof, 60x210 Ft. lot.
Hardwood firs. Possible rentto
own. $117,000. Owner/Agent
Call Charles (863)634-0584
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.
Okeechobee, 3br, 2ba, located
in Spot in the Sun. 1.25 acres,
REDUCED Under Appraisal
3br, lba, w/Pool. Remodeled.
Must See Inside $174,000.
Building lot near 15A
and two lots near
Owner motivated &
must sell immediately.
Make Offer. .
Call Gail Brown
oPhl1D Btr, l LI bL I: rC.e
1/2 acre For Sale by Owner
LOTS (2) 1 1/4 acre, on Viking
Estates, 310 St., Okeecho-
bee, $29,500 each $5000
down, balance financed by
owner. Call Roger
OKEE., 3br, 1.5ba, New metal
roof. Updated, W/D,
Screened porch, Carport,
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
WATERFRONT, New sea wall,
2br/lba trailer, lake access,
owner financing, $115,000.
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
HIGHWAY 70 East, 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba. Only 8 minutes from town.
$800. mo. + sec. dep. & ref's.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700. mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep. In town. No pets.
An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
Manufactured Home, 1995
3/2, selling as is, $10,000.
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed w/W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1 BA,
+50x125 Foot Lot.
Excellent condition. $49,900.
Call Charles (863)634-0584
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, $25000 neg.
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$20K Negot. (305)345-2472
Jet Skils 3015
After market add on's. 2 extra
tires w/rims. $3100 or best of-
YAMAHA WAVERUNNER, '93,
with trailer, $1200
A/C, 15,000 btu, used 6
months. $100 (863)467-6868
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ALUM. BOAT, 14' 20hp Elec
start motor, trolling motor, all
working, trir w/new tires &
spare $1200 (863)467-0560
ALUMINUM 15FT- w/30 HP
Mariner mot. &tri., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
ALUMINUM 15FT- w/30 HP
Mariner mot. & tri., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
BASS TRACKER '87,16'6", '92
50hp Mercury Marina, '78 EZ
Loader trailer, runs good.
CHRISCRAFT '81, 28ft., 130hp
Volvo, new trans., trailer &
tires, needs rigging. $2500
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-
HOUSEBOAT, 50!, needs some
(561)261-0766 for appt. to
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
Ranger 520VX, '01, 2?5hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trIlriir)
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/defth fi.h
finder, 4 bank crirn"r oi,-
mini top, dbl axle trir & much
more. Mu;il Se' $19,500.
NADA value $24,000. Call
.863163. -61 ;
P/U CAMPER- Sportsman, '02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Frig., 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
HERITAGE, '06, 40' Fifthwheel,
2 br, Fiberglass, W/D, 3
slides. $26,300. Will deliver.
NOMAD- '90, 26', Very-good.
,shape. Fully e-qutipped,
SKI DOO '1-i ,'1 Wj4 t",3rd
Edition. $ O T0001:i e i ,:,nrI
GPS, Cobra 500 Handheld,
hardly used. $125
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $100 (863)824-0801
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- for
Johnson or Evinrude,
CADILLAC MOTOR 500-
Suitable for air boat. $650.
CHEST WADERS, Neoprene,
booted, size 8, still in box,
exc. cond., $60.
TRAILER, For Air Boat. Good
HERITAGE SOFT TAIL'99-
FAT BOY 1998 -$10,000
SPORTSMAN TOY HAULER
2005- 32FT, sofa slide, 2
queen beds, partition for
garage, extras, $18,000,
HONDA 100 DIRT BIKE '03-
like new, only 60-75 hrs rid-
ing time, $1800
(863)635-2438 after 5pm
SCOOTER-'04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
bik./chrome, saddle bags,
windshield, shaft drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi, clean,
40+mpg. $4800 negotiable.
GO CART: Fox, 2 Seater, 5
stroke w/seat belts. $700 or
best offer. (863)946-1031
HONDA 400EX '99, Engine
rebuilt, has custom & stock
plastics & rims, blown head
SWAMP BUGGY, V6 eng., 3/4
ton running gear, brand new
tractor tires, $3500.
YAMAHA 600 '93, Only 317
miles, great condition.
YAMAHA RAPTOR 350 2004,
I Houses Sale
CAR TOW DOLLY, Good con-
dition. $500. 863-467-4860
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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 -
'92, 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.
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1800.
,LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
runs good, $900.
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC, straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer
SATURN, '96, new battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2500 or best
TOYOTA COROLLA- '92, runs
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900, Or best offer.
BUICK RIVIERA- '85, Collec-
tors car. 39K mi., $3500. Or
best offer 863-763-1883 or
BUGGY PARTS, 4.3 & 3.8
Trans. & transfers, 1 ton
rear, 4-16.9x30 tires, rims
,, h: (239)8 2-850
GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472
BUGGY TIRES (4), Military
tread on Jeep wheels. $100
(863)467-9288 .- -. -
DANA 70 RUNNING GEAR-
with 4.88 gears, $1100
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
Tires, Interco Swamper
TRXUS M/T, 285/75/16, fits
stk. full sz. truck/Jeep/SUV,
$200 firm. (863)227-4302
4L60E, $400 or best offer
WINDOW: Rear, For Chevy
Cavalier 2003, Tinted. Excel-
lent condition. $95 Call -
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
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage, -
Like new, $22K. Must See!
FORD- '93, 4.3L, dependable, ,
runs good, brand new tires,
FORD BRONCO II '88- Good
body, Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $300.
FORD F150, 1993 300 en-
ine, 5 spd., runs good,
2,300/best offer. Call
FORD F250, 1984 Runs
good, no bed, set up for
goose neck, $900/best offer.
GMC DUMP TRUCK, old, hy-
draulics good, good parts,
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LA-
REDO- 98, Silver, Exc.
cond., V-6, Alpwr;.Cruise;
AM/FM CD, A/C,128K, Well
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mIs, like new cond.,
$21,200. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, '95
All pwr., A/C, Seats 5, 159K
mi., Well maint. $2500.
The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 17,2006 11
Public Notice -5005
State Public -
Legal N .-c 5500
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE FL
34972 ON DECEMBER 1, 2006 AT 9:
00 AM PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
ING AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
199 SILVER DODGE RAM PICKUP
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I
SAID AUTOMOBILES WILL BE SOLD "AS
IS' CONDITION WITH NO GUARAN-
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Notice of Public Hearing
and Regular Board Meeting of the
the Grove Comamsitly Dirict
The Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community Disrict wil hold a Public Hearing
and Regular Board Meet on December 5, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. In the in Room
B111 of IRCC Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
Tre purpose of the Public Heang is to receive pubic comment on the Fiscal Year
200/2007 Proposed Final Budget of the Grove Community District. A copy of
the Budget and/or the Agenda may be obtained at the offices of the District Man-
ager, 2501 Burns Road, Suite A, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410, during nor-
mal business hours. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is for the Board
to consider any other business which may properly come before it The meeting
is open to the public and wil be conducted in accordance with the pvisions of
Fionda Law for Community Development Districts. Meetings may be continue
as found necessary aat a ime and place specified onthe record.
There may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by tele-
phone; therefore, a pe telephone will be present at the meeting location so
that Supervisors may be fully informedofthediscussions takingplace.
In accordance with the prvisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person
requidng special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these met-
ings should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 or toll-free at
(877) 737-4922, at isast seven (7) days pDort t be date of the meeitigs.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and such person may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made at their own expense and which record in-
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THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
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IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICTS OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
WILUARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
175130 on 11/17/2006
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NOTICE OF MEETING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Ucensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 @ 3:30. The public meeting will be
held at the Okeechabee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Forida. For more infor-
mation, contact Vickie Trxler at the Planning and Development Department, 499
N.W. 5th Street Oeechobee, Florioda 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All Interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Lcensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of t the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are forth sole purpose of backup for official records ofthe Department.
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
174290 ON 11/17,26/06
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Five Elves Display
Decorate the house in style this holiday season with
this big, full-color outdoor display featuring five
Christmas elves. A fun and easy way to spread some
cheer around the neighborhood, the Elves display
includes five of Santa's best helpers. Each elf is
about 20 inches tall.
To build the display, just glue the posters onto ply-
wood, smooth out the bubbles, cut them out and paint
the sides and backs. Make stakes or stands from the
remaining plywood or galvanized pipe, and let the
elves get busyI
Five Elves Display (No. 10). . $16.95
"Santa's Helpers" sign (No. 297) . $6.95
Candy Canes (No. 292) . $8.95/dozen
Santa Display (No. C20) . $59.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) . $2.00
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Employment for seniors available
AARP senior employment personnel will take applications for
employment at the One Stop Career Center in Okeechobee, 209 S.W
Park St., between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28
Applicants must be 55 years of age and have low income. Please bring
a Florida picture I.D., proof of income and a social security card. Foi
information, call Leon Ruttenberg at (772) 462-6163.
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 tc
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.
Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee Mair
Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest. Win.
dows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's annual lighting
ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 following the Christ-
mas Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque for the year to dis-
play as being the Christmas window decorating winner. For informa-
tion, contact Okeechobee Main Street executive director Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
R.O.A.D. group plans meeting
The Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster. (R.OA.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)
Winter Jam for students planned
A Winter Jam outdoor concert for students in grades nine through
12 only will be held Friday, Dec 1., from 6 until 10 p.m. in the parking
'ot at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S: Parrott Ave. There will be live music and a
"Fear Factor" cthiest. The event will be chaperoned and there will be a
special speaker. For information, go to www.splintpro.com; or, call
Steve at (863) 634-4151, or Sam at (863) 634-8980. Contest entry forms
are also available at Beef O'Brady's.
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.
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 beauti-
ful homes have been scheduled for the tour but there is always room
for one more. For information, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
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.
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 individuals 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 Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott Ave. There will be
many hand-crafted items like new white elephants, baked goods and
much more. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the church, and
proceeds will go to toward missionary projects. Doors will open at 9
a.m. For information, call Eleanor at (863) 763-6928.
BHR church planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold their
annual bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. There will be a variety of homemade crafts and baked goods.
Soup, sandwiches and drinks will be available. For information, call
Local club plans fashion show
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter #128 will host their 10th annual
fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be
served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to be modeled will be furnished by
local shop owners. There will be a Tea Cup Auction and prize give-
aways. Tickets are now available. For information or tickets contact
Margaret C. Smith at (863) 467-8020 or (863) 634-1487; or, Mary Ann
Holt at (863) 634-8087.
Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enactment,
will take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway Rd. in Fort
Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The camps will be open
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are battles throughout the
day with the main battle at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the camps will be open
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the battle at 1 p.m. Fees are adults, $3;
Children, $1; under age 6, free. Parking is $1. All proceeds benefit the
Saint Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post 400. The event is hosted by
8th Florida Company C, 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. For
information and admission fees call Anita Errico-Smith at (772) 465-
7608, or email@example.com; and Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or
VFW post plans craft bazaar
r 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. Bis-
. cuts and gravy will be served. For information and fees, call Shirley Jarrell
at (863) 467-9450.
OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W Second Ave. Tick-
y ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 11 N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
- tion, call (863) 357-MAIN..
Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 (c) (3) not-
- for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar Tues-
. day, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public
1 Library, 206 S.W 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the importance offinan-
s, cial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okeechobee commu-
Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
meet Thursday, Dec, 14 at 6 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th
- St., for a Christmas tea. Following that will be a discussion of "Pope Joan"
9 by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and discuss books is wel-
- come. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
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
t music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun. Winter
I residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms. Perry at (863)
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W., will host
SWinter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27,2007, from I 11 a.m. until p.m. For infor-
mation, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.
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. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, I11 N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
tion, 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.
Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ringing effort this
Christmas season. If yoti, your business or organization can help fill our
schedule with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357-0427, or Ron at
(863) 697-6221. We would like to encourage businesses and organiza-
tions to sign up as teams. Pick a day and let your associates cover one of
our locations and get in the Christmas mood helping us help our com-
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
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
Diabetes support group meeting site changed
The diabetes support group meetings.scheduled for November and
December' will not be held at Raulerson Hospital. For information, call
the hospital's public relations director at (863) 824-2702.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the skate
park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the week.
We will provide training and background screenings. For information,
contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will be host-
ing God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-school
children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For information,
call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now.available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 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.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers
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 Pop-
per at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
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.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift.
. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You
must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No child
care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee or to place an entry of a float, vehicle,
horses, groups, etc. call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood. mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile
unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditio'fs are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundrais-
er will go to Shriner's programs.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members, and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If.
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. If you would like more information on this or set an appointment
for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes, Mon-
day-Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Library at (863) 763-3536.
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