Group Title: Okeechobee News.
Title: Okeechobee news
Full Citation
Permanent Link:
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee News
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Okeechobee News
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: November 20, 2006
Frequency: daily
Subject: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028410
Volume ID: VID00684
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 72823230
alephbibnum - 003642554
lccn - 2006229435
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Full Text

Businss -Pge.I-0.


Okeechobee NewS

Vol. 97 No. 324 Monday, November 20,2006 504 Plus tax


Are you a blogger?
Get a newszap link!
The (newspaper name) is
looking to broaden its listing of
"Columnists & Bloggers" at
More and more people are
starting blogs including busi-
ness people, support groups,
and individuals with an opinion
on the day's news or culture.
If you are a local blogger
who would like to be listed,
please visit http://
equest.htm and fill in the
In addition to the link, the
newspaper will consider pub-
lishing timely postings as news
or commentaries on its pages.


Woods loses
in playoff
MIYAZAKI, Japan (AP) -
Playoffs have been very good to
Tiger Woods. Not this time.
Woods lost for the second
time in 16 official tournament
playoffs, falling to Padraig Har-
rington on the second extra
hole Sunday at the Dunlop
"I was struggling all day
with my swing," Woods said.
"It wasn't just my tee shots, it
was everything. I was just try-
ing to hang in there. I gave
myself a chance to win and
that's a nice positive."
Tiger Woods squandered a
three-stroke lead with six holes
left to set up the playoff against
Harrington tapped in a
birdie on the second hole in
sudden death to prevent
Woods from winning the $1.69
million tournament for the
third straight year.
The Irishman played the
back nine in 4 under. He then
birdied both extra holes at
Phoenix Country Club. Har-
rington and Woods shot 3-
under-par 67s to finish at 9-
under 271, one shot ahead of
Japan's Keiichiro Fukabori,
whose 30-foot eagle putt at the
final hole lipped out, depriving
him of a playoff spot.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 612
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.42 feet

Rangel seeks military draft

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

Thanksgiving meal: Preschoolers entertain

Submitted photos
Children presented their Thanksgiving songs, psalms and verses followed by a tradi-
tional Thanksgiving meal with their parents or grandparents, Friday, Nov. 18 at the First
Baptist Church Pre-school.

Judge Henry

to swear in

board members

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The highlight of the reorgani-
zation meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board
Tuesday, Nov. 21, will be the
swearing in of board members
for new terms by retired Judge
William Hendry and the election
of officers.
On Nov. 16, the teachers'
union ratified contract modifica-
tions. So the board must now
take action on the proposed
contract changes which -will
involve a new pay structure for
non-instructional employees
and pay raises for teachers.
The judge will swear in cur-
rent board chairman David
Williams and board members
Joe Arnold and Gay Carlton,

who were recently re-elected. All
three ran unopposed for their
The board will also recognize
students and staff for various
A parent, Diane Merry, will
address the board concerning
transportation service and Dr.
Gregory Aloia of Florida Atlantic
University (FAU) will give a pres-
entation on the Florida Initiative
for Advancement of Teaching.
After the swearing in ceremo-
ny, reorganization and presenta-
tions, the board will tackle an
agenda that covers a number of
routine items.
The board is scheduled to act
on recommendations for expul-
sion for three students from New
See Board Page 2

of PaudmiI3ae

* "Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"

Jamie and Lane Gamiotea join their daughter Gracie at the First Baptist Church Pre-
school for a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Friday, Nov. 18.

Lake level
Last Year:
16.86 feet

South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
Classifieds ....... 8-10
Comics ............7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .8
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ .5
TV ................ 9
Weather ............ 2

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

I 111 1 111111
8 1651 00 00024

eeded In Iraq er tkrio(n

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


Submitted photo
Nightingale Tree
Hospice nurses Anna Graves (left) and Susan McCloud
with their "Nightingale Tree". It's not too late to donate a
decorated tree to this year's Festival of Trees. You can
proudly display your own ideas about the traditional Christ-
mas tree. Decorating techniques for trees already submit-
ted to Hospice of Okeechobee range from beautiful to
whimsical to laugh-out-loud comical All are a delight and
would add Christmas spirit any home. Hospice of Okee-
chobee will continue to accept fully decorated trees until
the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. For more information
call Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.


2 The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 20,2006

(CuW skp strkkem wiMt itrudub I s rvaiI 9L

- a

0 4m -

prheli% w Ighi

__ -

O -

- -

m -
-~ .

* S

- a -
0 -~
- - a -
- - -w
* -- a

.- -a -

* - e.~ a
- ~

- Glop

- a- -

S m- -

. -

- ~- -

- .Omb 40a
4410 .0 *

d.- -. -

41 m 4b.49. -
Mmp .11111

- -
.0 ~ -
- a -s
a -- - a

.6W a

S -- a a

4*om -.e 4 1.
mo .w - ab 4

41W 'owa- D- f

44- 4w -w 04M.4

-440- -41M

40 -sow 4011 a -

A b"a as


a -

- -0 0 * S

- a C 0 -at -

40-a- -
-.NNW 40 -* 0
-b a-


_ w *a- -
~ -- a - a

a- a a.- -


- w - l

- a
- -




qp -

- w .- -

- 0 -. S

.5 -4oa -

-- C

- a

a - ~ -
--a a -

4w L- .


News Briefs

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

Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced that
the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting will be
held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the Okeechobee 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 session,
will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form in order to
appear before the delegation for consideration, and must be accompa-
nied by a resolution from the local government supporting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delegation
on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation.
hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at
(863) 386-6016

- 0 -



S"Copyrighted Material

u,-- Syndicated Contenti7

U mm*w wpm

..-..Available fro ii"Commercial News Providers"
V --- -_-g-g-- -- -m- _. --.- go=
-.b w softa --am- aft
a - .0- a M 0 -

..... a.

- ., a -

___ a a - a ~

-.- -- =
.0 a.- ~S a

B- across the state, the board is
Board expected to issue a proclamation
entitled "Commitment to Public
Continued From Page 1 Schools." This proclamation will
Endeavor High School and one stu- call on the governor and legislature
dent from Okeechobee High to provide full funding for small
School class sizes; provide full funding for
As the result of an impact fee all legislated mandates for public
As the result of an impact fee schools; provide support to public
study, the board is expected to schools and not vouchers to pri-
adopt a resolution calling on the vate schools; and provide
Okeechobee County Board of increased, flexible funding to allow
County Commissioners to adopt a for competitive salaries.
public educational facilities impact ..
fee. The resolution will state that In other action, the board is
the funds from such fees shall be expected to:
paid by new development and will act on salaries not covered in
be designated for capital improve- union negotiations;
ment of public school facilities. approve a change order for a
In order to improve education roof unit replacement at Yearling


-am 4%

Middle School;
purchase a maintenance
approve the 2006-07 District
Assistance and Improvement Plan;
approve installation of a high
volume messaging service;
apply for a Department of
Juvenile Justice grant;
enter a grant agreement with
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners for the
reimbursement of expenses for
driver education safety programs;
agree to participate in the
2006-07 Heartland Regional Sci-
ence & Engineering Fair;
approve the State of Florida
Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Educa-

- 4 -goo


* 5 0
- S
a. -

-- a.. 4D

- - a -

- a.a- -

tion Program Statewide Program
enter into an agreement with
Big Brother-Big Sisters for a pilot
program at Seminole Elementary
appoint a board member as a
trustee for the Florida School Board
Insurance Trust;
appoint a board member to
the Small School District Council
Consortium Board of Directors;
revise personnel allocations
for 2006-07.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
and will be held in the school
board meeting room at 700 S.W
Second Ave.

o a -
S a. a -
S a. .a..~ a. a

- r -

-- a


~ ~ -

* -


Cash 3:3-7-; Fantasy 5:24-6-17-18-1; Lotto- $3 million jackpot:

S *


a - -~ -



_- - .

- a.

:-- Copyrighted Material --

SSyndicated Content --

Available from Commercial News Providers"

- a. -

- a.- 4w

- -~ E~
- -.9 -
- a. a. ~ ~ e- -
- S -

a -

a .

- a-

- 0 0

- -

a.. -

- a..
a. -
a -~


Okeechobee News
Published by Independent Newspapers, Inc.

TO Reach Us
Address: P 0 Box 639
107 S.W. 17tI Street. Suite D
Okeechobee. FL 34974
WeBbSlle: www
To Submit News
Trie Okeechobee News welcomes sub-
missions from iLs readers Opinions.
calendar items, stones ideas and pno-
;ographs are welcome Call j863) 763-
3134 to reach our rnewsroom. Items
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed
Spoakout (863) 467-2033

To Place A Display Al
Phone: 863-763-3134
E-Mall: okecompo@newszap corn

To Place A Classifled Ad
Call 871-353-2424 to place a classified
advertisement from home.
Faet 877-354-2424

Billing Department

Online News & Information
GeI ir.e ialest local news at

To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone (877 353-2424
The Okeechobee News is available
daily via home delivery and is on sale
at rack and store locations throughout
Okeechobee County. Call the office to
find our if your home is within our
present home-distribution boundaries
Call 877-353-2424 to report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery.
Adailional copies of the newspaper are
available for 50 cents daily through
Saturday and 75 cents for Sunday at the
office Home delivery subscriptions are -
available at $29.43 for three months.
Okeechobee News
USPS 406-160
Published by Independent
Newspapers, Inc.
107 SW 17th Street. Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Periodicals Postage Paid at
Okeechobee, FL 34974
POSTMASTER- Send address
changes to Okeechobee News
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011
Dover DE 19903
Printed at Sunshine Pnnting. a sub-
sidiary of Independent Newspapers


-S ~ a
-a -
-S a.
a a a.-
- a
C -.S ~

a. a
a .~ a - a



-- --lo

- o



o Q o o

. .
. .

. O

The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 20, 2006 "

SI Mums the word for Thanksgiving color

Submitted photo
Students at South Elementary School participated in the
22nd Annual Food for Families Community Food Drive. Help-
ing with the food drive are: (left to right), Connor Clements,
Natasha Williams, Isabelle Sheldon, Billy Allen and Jacob

South students

participate in food drive

Students at South Elementary
School participated
in the 22nd Annu-
al Food for Fami-
lies Community
F6od Drive.
The Student
Council, spon-
sored by Ms.
Schutt, hosted
the food drive
during the school week of Nov.
6-9. As an incentive the home-
room that brought in the most
cans per student would receive a
popcorn party. Ms. Shaw's class

was the winner of the popcorn
party this year. Students in Ms.
Shaw's kindergarten classroom
brought in 7.6 cans per student.
South Elementary School stu-
dents collected over 2,000 lbs. of
food for the Community Food
Drive. Students participated in
collecting the cans, counting the
cans, and loading the boxes into
the trucks to be hauled away. The
students learned that together
they can make a difference and
help those who are less fortunate.

By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Picture the traditional Thanks-
giving dinner table, and most folks
will see a beautiful floral arrange-
ment or centerpiece. A popular fall
flower found on holiday tables,
near doorsteps and in fall seasonal
bouquets is the Chrysanthemum.
This daisy-like flower comes in
many different colors and shapes.
While dedicated gardeners may
be able to grow them in their Flori-
da yard, Chrysanthemums, better
known as mums, may be grown as
seasonal potted plants or used in
cut flower arrangements. Today's
column is adapted from former UF
Horticulture Specialist Dr. Bob
Black and from Orange County
Horticulture Agent Tom MacCub-

The chrysanthemum is one of
the most colorful of all fall flower-
ing perennials. Wide selections of
varieties are available in colors
ranging from white, pink, yellow,
lavender, bronze, salmon, orange,
or red. In addition, mums vary
greatly in type and size. One of the
most popular flower types is the
single or daisy form. Other flower
types are anemone, spoon, spider,
standard, and pompon.
Chrysanthemum varieties are
also chosen based on their use.
Varieties grown for cut flowers and
football corsages (e.g. pom-poms)
are a lot different than the kinds
you see used in potted plants in the
local garden center. The term
hardy mum is used for plants
grown in northern gardens as a
bedding plant for fall flowers.
Mums are a short day plant,
which means they form flowers
when the nights get longer. Com-
mercial flower growers have
learned what it takes to trick the
Chrysanthemum into flowering at


any time of the year. Besides cover-
ing the plants with black cloth dur-
ing spring and summer growing
periods, growers also use growth
regulators so plants grow multiple
blooms rather than just one flower
at the end of a tall stem.

Using potted mums
Chrysanthemums have been at
the garden centers since Septem-
ber, but now is the best time to add
these cool season flowers to the
landscape. Late fall is when we get
maximum enjoyment from these
beautiful flowers.
Gardeners in the more northern
areas have been using mums for
months but it's best if we wait until
late October or November to set
our mums in the landscape. If you
waited until now to create your fall
displays the plants are going to
flower a lot longer.
It's also best to purchase your
mums when they have fairly tight
flower buds. Look for just a little
color so you know what you are
buying, but avoid the plants with
wide open flowers. Once fully
open they will soon be past their
peak, and will shortly decline.
It's probably best to use just a
few mums in the landscape. In
many areas of the South it is com-
mon to see front porches in the fall
with a potted mum on the
doorstep. Since they are not cheap,
and are a short term investment,
they should be displayed to a maxi-
mum advantage.
Tom suggests that a couple of
potted mums could be clustered in
a larger container and set at the
door entrance or on the patio. You
could also fill a small flowerbed
area with mums to obtain a bril-
liant seasonal splash of color.

Guaranteed rural housing loans available

The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture Rural Development
offers a Single Family Guaran-
teed Rural Housing Program
(GRH) designed to assist low
and moderate income, credit
worthy families and individuals
in buying existing or building
new homes in rural areas. This is
made possible by the depart-

ment's Rural Development's
guarantee of loans made by con-
ventional lenders.
To qualify, applicants must be
under the moderate-income
limit for the county in which they
would live, have an acceptable
credit history, and adequate and
dependable income sufficient to
meet all obligations. In Okee-

chobee County, the maximum
qualifying income for a family of
four is $68,500 and $54,850 for a
couple. The applicant's income
and loan repayment ability will
dictate the maximum loan
amount. The applicant must be
the owner/occupant of the prop-
This program requires no

down payment and no monthly
mortgage insurance. There is a
one-time, up-front guarantee fee
for program purchase loans
which is currently 2.0 percent of
the loan amount. Ample guaran-
teed housing funding is available
for the current fiscal year which
runs from Oct. 1, 2007 to Sept.
30, of 2008. Loans may be made
for up to 102 percent of the
appraised value for the purchase
of a home and, in some cases,
may include closing costs. There
is no limit to the seller's contri-
butions toward closing costs.

Homebuyers may make
application with participating
lenders. You may call the Okee-
chobee Rural Development
office at (863) 763-3345, ext.
503, to obtain the names of the
lenders, income limits and pro-
gram flyer. For more information
visit its website at: www.rur-

Florida gardeners may get a sec-
ond flowering from potted mums
once the display fades but it's never
as extensive as the original plant-
ing. After the flowers decline, cut
the stems back into the fuller por-
tion of the plant. New green shoots
should begin grow, and may form
a few new flower buds. This may
continue well into the spring
months. In most cases what you
get is sporadic clusters of blooms
but it will still add color to the gar-
den if you don't mind the wait.
What many gardeners do is
remove the potted mums from
containers or flower beds when
they are finished blooming and
pop in other new plants. Most
mums are treated like bouquets
and just added to the compost pile
when the flowers decline.

Re-growing your mum
It is possible to plant mums and
carry them over the winter. Mum
clumps should be divided in the
spring to prevent overcrowding.
Failure to divide the clumps will
cause weak, spindly growth with
few flowers. Chrysanthemums
grow best in well-drained soil, and
adding compost is desirable. The
plants should be set 18 to 24 inches
apart to provide adequate space for
After the plants have re-grown
at least six inches, pinch off the top
one to two inches of the stem. This
will encourage lateral branching
and produce lower, bushier plants.
When the new shoots are six to
eight inches long they too can be
pinched. This is continued with the
final pinch made between Aug. 1
and 15, but no later.
Two to three applications of a 6-
1-6 fertilizer at the rate of one
pound per 100 square feet of bed
during the growing season will
grow a good crop of flowers. Water
the garden mums thoroughly to
spread the fertilizer through the
root area.

Post your News
Post or read press releases,
announcements & information
from your community.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page, If
you need additional information
on Mums, please email us at or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons. The
Extension Staff wishes you a Very
Thankful Thanksgiving!

In a remote section of Italy there was a
small village that was known for its
prized possession, an active and elegant
aqueduct which wound its way down
the mountainside. For centuries it had
stood and swerved.., carrying water from
the pure mountain pools to the little vil-
lage below. Modernization came to the
village.., a modem water system was
installed and the old aqueduct was no
longer needed to bring in the precious
mountain water. The townspeople decid-
ed to keep their much-loved aqueduct as
a memorial.., and to. preserve it as a
famous landmark. "It has served long...
let's cut off its supply of water, so we may
keep it forever," they said. The water was
diverted from its source.., and the aque-
duct was given, what they thought to be,
a long-needed rest. In a few days the
sides began to split.., and as the moss and
the andcient stones dried in the sun.., the
wonderful old aqueduct began to fall
apart. In a very short time it was almost
completely destroyed. What centuries of
service had failed to do... idleness hac;.
accomplished in a few short weeks.

110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee


Memorial Tribute
Remember a loved one
Swho has departed with a special
'M Memorial Tribute in this newspaper.

Your tribute can be published following the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary ofyour loved one's birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastefully.
Ma."a, s,
Visit www2.newszap.conVmemorials for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.

--.' - ." .. .

Submitted photos
Students of the Week
South Elementary Students of the Week are: Kari Dutcher, Marisol Rodriguez, Sabria
Smith, Daniel Parker, Adam White, Kasandra Salmeron, Brady Rhodes, Naimah Camp-
bell, Gustavo Martinez, Raymond McMillan, Weston Snow, Halle Baker, Noah Torres, Car-
men Urvina, Cody Louthan, Janice Rivero, Brendan Barcia, Tristen Nemeth, Dylan
Abdelquader, Kyle Clay, Jarret Rodriguez, McKayla Snow, Baldamar Medrano, Alejandro
Arriaga, Lindsay Tomaszewski, Delfino Garcia, Garionna Johnson, Alexandra Torres,
Johnny Sanchez and Montavious Mills.
-. I ...... .

South Elementary students of the week are: Austin Childs, Lance Knutson (not pictured),
Angela Salmeron, Terrell Fuldd, Austin Kane, Kyler Blackwell, Julia Dupree, Mason
Adams, Mashiya Corde, Kolby Burke, Laramee Martin, Tristen Prescott, Mason Faulk,
Brianna Ingram, Dylan Sheffield, Tanner Smith, Samuel Henkel, Alexa Restituyo, Fredy
Rodriguez, Levi Boney, J.D. Davis, Michael Muros, Abigail Lozano, Iris Juarez, Loryssa
Griffith, Becca Priest, Matthew Geary, Anali Torres, Kodie Roberts, Ashton Armstrong,
Dakota Garelick and Omar Martinez.


John W Reeder
' John W. Reeder, age 86, died
Nov. 16, 2006 in Fort Pierce.
Mr. Reeder was born in Lemon
City and moved to Fort Pierce 20
years ago coming from Okee-
chobee. He was a union electri-
cian for 30 years, a veteran of the
U.S. Navy serving during WWII,
and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife of 43

years, Irene T. Reeder of Fort
Pierce; son, Bill (Dragica) Reeder
of Okeechobee; stepdaughters,
Dianne Kimble of Fort Pierce and
Sherel (Michael) Goodrich of Fort
Pierce; sisters, Alice Robinson of
Fort Lauderdale, and Inez E. Wil-
son of Pembroke Pines; four
grandchildren; five great-grand-
children and several nieces and

4 d.

.t~ '.

.' -



Memorial contributions may
be made to the Treasure Coast
Hospices, 1201 S.E. Indian Street,
Stuart, Fla. 34997.
A private service will be held at
Haisley Funeral Home. Arrange-
ments are under the direction of
Haisley Funeral Home & Crema-
tion Service. A guest book may be
signed at www.haisleyfuneral-

i. Go'to to download and print coupons online!

_MAli, this holy time of i/ear renew i/our spirits and deliver \
ia7 abiundance of peace, ioi/ and pros perity to You and yours.
For your friendship and support, we feel truly blessed.



The 18th Annual

Evening of Remembrance

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



4 OPINION The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 20, 2006

Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Okeechobee issues forum at http://www.newszapforums
.corn/forum58. It is a hometown forum so visit the page as often as you
would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
Out 24-hour opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or send-
ing e-mail to You can also mail submis-
sions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
OPEN DISCUSSION: The simple fact is that kids who have enough
information to get pregnant probably already have enough informa-
tion about what it means to be gay. I don't think there's any danger of a
club 'promoting" behavior.' If that's all it takes, there should be a club
for virgins. Oh wait, there is or, rather, there are several abstinence
clubs in various schools all over the nation. If someone really wants to
counter teen sex, whether straight or gay, they might consider an absti-
nence club. Make it cool to be a virgin, or even a "born again" virgin for
those who have already experimented. Open discussion of all of these
subjects is absolutely more healthy than pretending it doesn't exist. I
assure you the students are already aware of all of the aspects.

WORDS: I would say the words gay-straight would be the problem.
Maybe the words support alliance group then there wouldn't be any
reference to sex either way, but the people who are would know what
it means.

BULLIES: If parents would teach their children to treat all human
beings with respect, tolerance and courtesy there would be no need
for clubs about tolerance. Some straight kids who were just "suspect-
ed" of being gay have been harassed at the school and the administra-
tion does nothing to stop this intimidation and bullying. I think the
problem is that kids are learning intolerance at home from parents
who are bullies themselves.

CLUBS: In reference to the GSA, if we can have a club for gays then
we should have a club for freaks, goths, atheists, Catholics and every
religious preference there is just so no one feels left out or different.
Where are the parents of these gay kids? Don't their parents know right
from wrong? Guess not. If these kids have to be gay have their parents
pay for counseling on their own out of their pockets. We are in Okee-
chobee not West Palm. Some things just don't belong here.

Public issues forums
Join the discussion of important issues at Topics include:
* Belle Glade/South Bay issues:
* Clewiston issues:
* Hendry County issues:
* Moore Haven/Glades issues:
* Okeechobee city/county issues:
* Pahokee issues:
Go to, click on your community and then on "community
forums and links."

Community Events

Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott Ave. There will
be many hand-crafted items like new % hite elephants, baked goods
and much more The event is sponsored b\ the ladies of the chui ch,
anrd proceeds \Iill go to toward missionary picjects Doors \\ill ,open
at 9 a.m. For information, call Eleanor at (863) 763-6928.
BHR church planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold their
annual bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2; from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. There will be a variety of homemade crafts and baked goods.
Soup, sandwiches and drinks will be available. For information, call
(863) 357-6500.
Local club plans fashion show
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter #128 will host their 10th
annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W 53rd. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to be modeled will be
furnished by local shop owners. There will be a Tea Cup Auction
and prize give-aways. Tickets are now available. For information or
tickets contact Margaret C. Smith at (863) 467-8020 or (863) 634-
1487; or, Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.
Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enactment,
will take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway Rd. in Fort
Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The camps will be
open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are battles through-
out the day with the main battle at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the camps will
be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the battle at 1 p.m. Fees are
adults, $3; Children, $1; under age 6, free. Parking is $1. All proceeds
benefit the Saint Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post 400. The event
is hosted by 8th Florida Company C, 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Regiment. For information and admission fees call Anita Errico-
Smith at (772) 465-7608, or; and Lou Rausch at
(772) 359-6541, or
VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
annual Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until
3 p.m. Biscuits and gravy will be served. For information and fees,
call Shirley Jarrell at (863) 467-9450.

Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission ofjoumalistic service to the citizens of the community Since no
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of journalistic service, commitment to mthe ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community s deliber-
ation of public issues.

We Pledge ...
* To operate this newspaper as a
public trust
* To help our community Decome a
better place to live and work
through our dedication -o con,:,-i
entious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens
need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues.
* To report the news with honesty,
accuracy, purposeful neutrality,
fairness, objectivity, fearlessness
and comp3Tsion
* -o use our opinion pages to facili-
tate Ccornmuniry debale t nol tic
orminale It lnh our own opinions
S' disclose our own conflicts of
in-iert Cor poienliai conflicts to our
. To correct our errors and to gi',e
e5c:t-, rr.:i.:r.-n to ine prominence
* .':. p. e..-.:e a righ to rcepl) to those
v,,' .i're aboul
* -o tre a people with courtesy
respect and compassion.

Advertising Director: Judy Kasten

News Editor: Eric Kopp

National Advertising: Joy Parrish

Circulation Manager: Janet Madray

Independent Newspapers, Inc.
* Joe Smyth, Chairman
* Ed Dutin, President
* Tom Byrd, Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Kalnrina Elsken, Executive
OF: t.""M"

1 ukeeinoLiee iNe%', s-1.10'5
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2

Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to
schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. 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 Melis-
saArnold (863) 610-2280.
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 Secu-
rity 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 exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
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 informa-
tion, 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 meet-
ing. 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
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. 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 informa-
tion, 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 meet-
.: The Lighthouse Refuge supp'orit group riiets atBelievers Fellow-
ship Chuich, ,;iii S.\\ Sixth Ave. Iromr noon until.2 p.m. then from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or some-
one just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863)
801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
A.A Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at 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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No.47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that
might need this group, please pass the word.
The Sodal Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic EducatioVn/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.

Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive
Director, at (863) 357-MAIN. \

Community Events

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 fo6
information, call the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.
Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading pro-,
grams is open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Churchl
Recreation Outreach Center, 310 S.W Fifth St., for boys and girls in.
grades one through six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.

BHR Post plans Thanksgiving dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528,2002 S.R. 78 W, will host their.
annual Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Thursday;'
Nov. 23, from noon until 3 p.m. The post, Ladies Auxiliary and Male
Auxiliary will be taking applications. Bring proof of service and dine.
on the Post. For information call Don at (863) 467-2882, or (863) 763-;
8954 and leave message.

Ministry plans Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will hold their 20th free commu-j
nity Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23. This meal is available
to anyone who would like a meal. You may join us at Grace Brethrenr
Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. To help pro-,
vide this free dinner, they are also looking for monetary donations to
purchase the food. Checks can be sent to Grace Ministries, P.O. BoN
663, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. They will also need people to cook"
the turkeys ahead of time, and volunteers to serve and do deliveries
on Thanksgiving Day. For information, or if you need a dinner deliv,
ered to your home, call Bonnie at (863) 763-5803.

Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star will host arf
all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Okeechobei
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. The event is open to the public.
Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. The menu includes.
homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash'
brown casserole, grits, bacon and sausage, fruit, coffee and orange
juice. For information and the suggested donation, contact Mary
Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087. "

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 Tuesdayp
Nov. 28. Applicants must be 55 years of age and have low incomeL
Please bring a Florida picture I.D., proof of income and a social secul:
rity card. For information, call Leon Ruttenberg at (772) 462-6163. r'

Shared Services panel to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on'
Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
County School board, 700 S.W Second Ave. The purpose of the-
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborated
and share information regarding services for children and their fami~'
lies. The guest speaker 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 %%ill'
be given to My Aunt's House for their Christmas 'distribution. The'
meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at?
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Window decorating contest planned ,
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobeq.
Main Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Con-1,
test. Windows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's
annual lighting ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 fol-
lowing the Christmas Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque.
for the year to display as being the Christmas window decorating
winner. For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street executive
director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN. ;

R.0.A.D. group plans meeting
The Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) executive
meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the First United-
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., at 1 p.m. This meeting wills
be followed by the R.O.A.D. meeting. For information, contact Jirrm
Vensel at (863) 357-4177.

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 lot at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. There will be live,
music and a "Fear Factor" contest. The event will be chaperoned,
and there will be a special speaker. For information, go to,; 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
Cracker history program entitled "Cow Hunters, Cow Whips and?
Cur Dogs" at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., at 7'
p.m. Come learn about 500 fascinating years in Florida's history as-
seen through the story of the horse and cow in Florida. This pro-s
gram 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
beautiful homes have been scheduled for the tour but there is,
always room for one more. For information, call Bill Casian at (863),

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 fot'
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 individu-j
als to sponsor each participating bike. All bikes are welcome. The
money raised will benefit Big Lake Missions Outreach, a non-profit-
mission. Riders will meet at the Brahman Theatre parking lot, 150Q,
S. Parrott Ave., at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene Roddenberry at
(863) 610-1841 or Larry Tackett (863) 357-1780.

Meeting on Main Street cook-off slated ,
Main Street will meet Monday, Dec. 4, at 5:15 p.m. to discuss their
annual barbecue cook-off. The meeting will be held in their office at;
111 N.E. Second St. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams aft
(863) 357-MAIN.

Substance abuse panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch
meeting and is open to the public. For information call Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.

The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 20. 2006

', ''Copyrighted Material

SSyndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

ow newo 10 mm w w oa4
sft -mo.que0 ____ M -a.m
4W 4 41ompo S a
aki dom __no_ -m

- e -

- S
- .- ~-
- a
a ~.

The Office
Wilt Be Closed
Nov. 23rd -

- U

a e

* a -

Proud anglers
The following anglers finished in the top four positions of
their age group (11-14) at the Kids' Day Fishing Festival
sponsored by TaylorCreek Bass Club. The winners are:
(in no particular order) first place-David Kisner-6.94 Ibs.;
second place-Andrew Marsden-4.02 Ibs.; third place-
Jessie Bodden-3.40 Ibs., and fourth place-Christopher
Eaton-2.96 Ibs.

In observance of Thanksgiving, November 23rd, cus-
tomers whose garbage is picked up on Thursday will
be picked up on Friday. Friday's pickups will
S be done on Saturday, November 25th.

From The Staff & Management Of:
Waste Management


with manners?

MMinap~ ~
t F#,q. a hbLI~

Okeechotxhee Nom4
Aniimal r~iypacq a~d.

A legitimate role for the press is that of "the public's watchdog." Most
citizens can't spend the time necessary to personally observe their
public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions
are carrying out their public mission.

But too many newspapers these days act more like "mad dogs" than

We're proud to be different. We try to carry out our "watchdog" role
as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courte-
ous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing or calling your edi-

Okeechobee News

Community Service Through Journalism

t. the & -Li
Net SurfinThe Net S www.

Have news?

Share it!

0 P Y N

The 24-Hour
'Wire Service.'
Post press releases
or news items or
catch up on the latest

Want the community
to 'save the date' for
your event? Place it
on the Community .__ :.-
Calendar up to a
year in advance!

Have an opinion
---- Cyou want to get off
---- ^ your chest?
Introduce a topic
for discussion in
Sthe Public Issues
S-. Forums.

Pos YuPhts

Have a digital camera?
Want to share your
photos with your
friends and
the community?
Create a gallery of
your photos for free

- a

Every organization, school, place of worship,
sports team, writer/blogger and local business is
invited to request a free link at It's
a community service to drive visitors to your site!
PLUS: Buy it/Sell it Classifieds
and Advertising Opportunities for
Page Banners, Tiles, and Sponsored Links
Community Links.
Individual Voices.





6 The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 20, 2006

Community Events

OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held
Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus, 610 S.W Second Ave. Tickets are on
sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.
Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's
Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6 from
11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is
a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board
members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863)
357-1977, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's
community outreach/training committee will meet
Monday, Dec. 11, from 9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For infor-
mation call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext 273,
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.
(DMCC), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, will
be holding a free identity theft seminar Tuesday, Dec.
12, from 2 until-6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. DMCC wants to stress
the importance of financial literacy and assist the edu-
cational needs of the Okeechobee community.
Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Dis-
cussion Group will meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in
the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., for a Christ-
mas tea. Following that will be a discussion of "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and
discuss books is welcome. For information, call Jan'
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the
direction of Sandy Perry, is holding rehearsals for the
eighth annual Christmas Cantata. The rehearsals are
being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the
weekend before Christmas Dec. 15, 16 and 17.
Singers should be able to match pitch and read music
somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of
fun. Winter residents are always welcome. For infor-
mation, call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department,
S.R. 78 W, will host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, -
2007, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, con-
tact 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. Tickets are on sale at
the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For infor-
mation, 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 Okee-
chobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual
barbecue March 2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in
the event should call (63) 357-MAIN.
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be
held every Thursday. evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Fla-
gler Park 3. Any questions and or comments can be
directed to Lydia Jean Williams, executive director, at
(863) 357-MAIN.

a for

O Thanksgiving Week


Okeechobee News

Our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Nov. 23rd
Our offices will re-open on Friday, Nov. 24th

Display Advertising Copy Deadliies:
Thursday, Nov. 23 is Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Noon
Friday, Nov. 24 is Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25 is Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26 is Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Noon
Monday, Nov. 27 is Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m.

"The staff of the Okeechobee News wishes'
everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving".

Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell
ringing effort this Christmas season. If you, 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 encour-
age businesses and organizations to sign up as
teams. Pick a day and let your associates cover one
of our locations and get in the Christmas mood help-
ing us help our community.
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 hosting God's Time -- a morn-
ing of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction for par-
ents 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.


Makeup to $2,500
,. ,. ,: , L,. ,.- - .- ....

Sell your personal al luables I
Stheyre $,'500 or lesms
Sfor absolutely tree .
No. fee, nocatch, noproblems!

1 used item or
grouping per ad
priced at $2,500
or less
* Independent
reserves the right to
disqualify any ad.

Okeechobee News

Toll Free 877-353-2424

S- '"When you eed a service,

A call a professional!"
11k.& A. Call 863-763-3134 or email us at to place your ad!


401 S.W. 2nd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 763-8030

CALL 863-763-3134
or email


CALL 863-763-3134
or email

Full Service
Mortgage Broker
Quality Companies
& Professional Service
309 S.W. Park St.


CALL 863-763-3134
or email


1804 S. Parrott Ave.
(863) 357-4622


CALL 863-763-3134
or email

Residential Acreage
4251 HwY. 441 S.
Fax: 763-2219
I z =r-.l M 12l

UH- -LL712M


Hazellief & Prevatt
Realty Inc.
1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves,
Ranches & Acreage


CALL 863-763-3134
or email

"A Full Service Real Estate Firm!"
104 N.W. 7th Ave.
(863) 763-4010
Corner OfSR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.

Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek
Real Estate
1881 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Phone: (863)763-7312
Fax (863)763-7317

208 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 763-2262
Fax (863) 763-9753
Toll Free (800) 691-6533


CALL 863-763-3134
or email


*CALL 863-763-3134
or email


CALL 863-763-3134
or email

311 NE 2nd Street
863-824-0800 Office
863-824-0802 Fax

See Ou Satuday Oeechobe5New For ore Ral sat lsim

* 4 lines for 2 weeks
* Price must be
included in ad
* Private parties
* items per house-
.hold per issue


The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 20, 2006 '

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
x 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
at 2,4:15,7 and9 p.m.
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 9p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24 matinee at 2 and
4:15 p.m.
.* 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-


Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
SLibrary 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-
Schobee County Library. All you
^ need to do is visit the library's web
page at and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
-i on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
1 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.
4 There is po charge for this service.
You don't ever need' library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
Sthe wonderful world of reading.
Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the.
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
: needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-
Sday, Wednesday and Thursday
'+ from 9 a.m. until noon.
: Mentors make
Sa difference
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
(863) 462-5863.
One Stop Center
has job openings
SIf 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
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
Slenge to SOAR!Take Stock in Chil-
Sdren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program that
provides four-year college scholar-

ships to deserving ninth graders in
local communities. The mentor
meets with the student one hour
per week at his/her school. Volun-
teer opportunities are available in
Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
q needs volunteers
* Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Thomas Jones at
(863) 357-0047.







a -
-a -



Ik' pr'partdwl twn

calling teh 4ftgkn

~ -
w -~'~
- ~ - -
* . ~- --

= -
.~ -- 0

U. -
- ~
- -

- -. w~
-m b

I ~ so,

-- -Am


- U.
S -
- a a

U.' -
a -
- - ~.0 ~
- __
0 -
U. ~U. -0 -
a. U. -0* m -

dip- 4w

pyrighted Material: ----

yndicated&Content :

m Commercial News Providers"

40 004

I-1 iC

0 ft 4 me *q 0 4Dd
4w 0 m--40 0400 I
9 9 ~ 40PO w S


--mGNP4b t .U

* I, 0

* Oe 0 0*

9 0

0 v,1 *0 0 S% I I a


Ii. Sh~ ~ b -

4wom- o

do 4 0 -

0 0 4 % a 01

- 0- 4b

1 0 %

0@ 0 1 0 a

- 0

. 0 *

* *

% I I *op I I % 01 0 0 0

.~ S

42w M 00 0 00

mpa eQB 4M

* *

-W4s- 40 .-aft

& a 0

a 0 0

a I

* 0

* *

I % 0 1 0 0SG03

* !

ab 4" f o o

W *

4w o

- U.

w. --
- m *


ft- e sox ,::-I--,
40 _m
* ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ a .0 ___ -, ---- --_

U. -. ~ -U -a 5 -0

qw ob

' a

4 4

an*a an S -W
quooram- 0 -
4D cm* w a"

9 e *

* *

0 -

% *



dh Or
forks 40 0
1 qb re 41

o O


lb b-


- -

. .

PW 1


8 Okeechobee News, Monday, November 20, 2006

Toll Free


lassu lfieds

53-2424 5 A O

fnJ imOOr
far nnv n~zr~nnni it~m for nln mindl r $2 1500f

Announcements Merchandise | Mobile Homes I

... ..... :l l

Employment Agriculture Recreation I

Financial Rentals automobiles

ii ma ,

Services Real Estate Public Notices J

lj .7 =I ...I II A A

More Papers Mean More Readers!
... 'Reach more readers when you run
your ad in several papers in 4
our newspaper network.
Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one

daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
* Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Center .

Rules for placing FREE ads!
To qualify, your ad
* Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
*Must fit into 1 2 inch
(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line)

S Must include only one item and its price
(remember it must be S2,500 or less)
Call us!
No Fee, No Catch, No Problem!

L.A.. na,

1-877-353-2424 1f701 Freel


For Legal Ads:

/ For All Other Classified

Sa a. .5pm

V Mos-Frij

V Monday
o/ Tuesday thru Friday
I I a mI6-Iney li o.' 1,sebfris,
V Saturday
T' TL~RIJ dI u.'I asd ,pkeblion r
F'~,d io', 1r) aia m4 u~ reputi ahn



lr, ,, i( l ,:, nar .or, :,.-i
Please read your ad carefully
the first day it appears. In
case of an inadvertent error,
please notify us prior to the
deadline listed. We will not
be responsible for more than
1 incorrect insertion, or for
more than the extent of the
ad rendered valueless by
such errors. Advertiser
assumes responsibility for all
statements, names and con-
tent of an ad, and assumes
responsibility for any claims
against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all copy, and
to insert above the copy the
word "advertisement. All
ads accepted are subject to
credit approval. All ads must
conform to Independent
Newspapers' style and are
restricted to their proper
classifications. Some classi-
fied categories require
advance payment. These
classifications are denoted
with an asterisk *.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

10/31/06, on Cascade Lane.
Call to identify.

white, last seen 11/9 in Bass-
wood area. (863)763-6182
Leave message.
,Giveway 140i

COMPOST- free, you must
haul (863)357-3770
Good Home Only! Call Lisa
(863)675-4869 or 675-0224
KITTENS (3)- Fluffy, Free to
good homes only. 5 wks old,
litter box trained, 2F, 1M
KITTENS: 7 wks. old. Black &
White. Very cute! Great for
little kids. Free to good
homes. (863)467-2309
MIXED- 6 wks old, Free To
Good Home! (863)763-1370
PATIO DOORS, (2), 6' wide, 8'
high, good condition.

I-pca Nti I

i-pca Nti I

I.pc Notice

I.a i I

L so 'pa" a C e '

* -

r- -.

* i *
-~a 0

Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Contnt,:

Available from Commercial News Providers"

0. 0

* *

0 0

k 0

* *
* *
* 0
* *

* *-


* 0
* *

a 0

o e
" I
** 0

S 0 0

PUPPIES, 8 weeks old, Golden
Retriever & Red Nose Pitbull
mixed, to good homes.
STOVE, electric, works but
needs element.

Employment -

Empl~yment -
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.

0 *

* 0

* *
* 0 0
* 0 0

The Classified Center will be closed on Thursday, November 231
in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Okeechobee News' Thursday, November 23r
edition will deadline as follows:
Display 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 21"
Incolumn 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 211"
The Okeechobee News' Friday, November 24"'
edition will deadline as follows:
Display 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 21"
Incolumn 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22"d

Okeechobee News
Happy Thanksgiving!

Vllili^^ I@L^ ^If

Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classifleds

Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay, Benefits Pkg,
Vacation, Local Work, DFWRP
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm

Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
Shop here first
The classified ads

Full Tim

Full Tim



The Okeechobee News is looking for a
highly creative individual to be a part of our
ad services team. Do you enjoy a fast-paced,
deadline-driven, creative and fun environ-
ment? Put you creativity to the test by help-
ing local businesses generate traffic by devel-
oping attractive newspaper advertisements.
You'll work closely with ad reps to design
both retail and classified display advertise-
ments. You'll also be involved in producing
special advertising sections. This position
requires experience with Windows, knowl-
edge of Quark and Photoshop, solid design
techniques and the ability to work quickly
under deadline pressure. There may be some
evening and weekend work. This is a full
time position. Apply by e-mail to Judy
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
* Competitive pay based on experience
* Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Plesesed esmto

Jud KatnA Drcor NI l
jk seUtrt~e


Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &

2595 NW 8th Street

Okeechobee News

Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeec obee, FL 34974

Full Tim

Full Tim



/Bad Credit

No Credit


ACredit Card

[LMedicall Bills B8ankrupcy

1-866-982- EASY

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

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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Must have Class A CDL
Benefits Available
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
Exceptional Pay All Benefits
20 year established business.
Send resume to the attention of
Jerry Peavey
2800 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


I ..... .. ... I II "


, .

o -



Okeechobee News. Monday. November 20, 2006

WMa- ,a-I

=was~* "

I-pca Notice

*~ea Noice

*~eca i I

Fseia Notice

- a -

I '"Copyrighted Material 'L

%.t;. Syndicated Content r

Available from Commercial News Providers"

I Genra I I

G -* I Int

S- Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages* Seawalls
Ernest Lancaste '(8631) 634-2044

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


Clean CDL
Call 863-634-3245


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Bushhog, Rototiller, Road
Leveler, Front End Loader,
Box Blade & Forks.
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets., Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televisien/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Antiques 051

The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.

STOVE, Frigidaire, brand new,
$150. (863)634-7325
STOVE, GE, electric, new,
never used, all white, $325
firm. (863)763-8149
STOVE, Whirlpool, electric, 3
years old, very clean. $140
WASHER- $100 call for more
information (863)675-4675
old, Kenmore, top load,
White. Extra clean cond.
$100. (863)763-1504

CROWN MOLDING, (36) 16ft.
lengths. Primed & ready to
paint. Half price at $375 for
all. (863)675-2491
Replacement Casement Win-
dows: Andersen: 1) 271/4" W
x 58 1/2"H & 4)271/4"Wx 39
1/4"H. $250 863-467-8504
SCREEN DOOR, 36"x80",
white, full view, heavy duty
w/frame & hardware, $25.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Licensed & Insured

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

CLOTHES, $80 will sell sep.
(863)697-3537 after 5pm
CRIB, Jenny Lind, wood, used
but in good condition, no
mattress, $30 or best offer.

WEDDING DRESS, brand new,
never worn, sz. 14w, paid
$500, asking $300.

1000)- Racing & Comic. late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
Chieftains 1 & 2. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-1443
CHURN, etc., $500

Internet/school/office ready.
Warranty & tech support.
$180 (863)634-0812
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,
mirrok-nightstand, $75.
863-67 -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,
$20. (863)467-1447
DRESSER- large, 54x32x18,
w/back mirror, 8 drawer,
hard rock maple good cond
$150 (863)763-2458
DRESSING TABLE, with mirror
& stool, cherry, good condi-
tion, $50. (863)763-0141
after 6pm
fits a 27" TV, you haul
$30 (863)763-0141 after 6p
all white, with insert, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-1447
ple, w/Ottoman, Removable
pads. Good condition. $65.
ROCKER, Old, Wooden: Only
$30. (863)763-9371
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777
SOFA SLEEPER, beige & tan,
new condition, $150.
SOFA with pillows, $35. Call
863-675-3764 or
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $600

COLT 38, $300 or trade.
(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
$450 (937)215-0307
PISTOL- 380 automatic, $250
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope, 1980's, $550
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
$75. (863)674-0098
WEIGHT BENCH- work your
arms and legs, pd $300 ask-
ing $200 firm
(863)763-4132 Iv msg.

decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.

w/surrounding diamonds,
$450. Neg. (853)675-7105
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $90

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,
great for easy chair reading
$40 (863)763-2458

twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
chair or scooter. Hardly
used. Good condition. $650:
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300

for outdoors, 2 lighted rein-
deer & 1 lighted sleigh, $75.
side & animated Santa &
Mrs. Claus, $100.
CONDENSER, 3 ton, for split
unit CAH, approx. 8 yrs. old,
works great, $400 or best
offer. (863)763-7758
Hollow body, Classic, $450
SHELVES- 2, Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, adjustable,
$100. or will separate
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
(863)635-5826 (Frostproof)
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316
blk. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50. or best offer.
863-983-8131 Clewiston
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.
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$400 (863)357-1576 or

AQUARIUM- 1-90 gal & 1-50
gal. With covers & lights.
Good condition. $150. Will
separate. (863)675-2759
8wks.,Redfawn/blk mask,
personality, Shots/Vet. Cert
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
#6000. Like new. $75
spayed, 3 yrs old. Free to
good home. 863-843-0208
old, blk/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $350
each (863)946-3857
Shots up to date, Unable to
care for, loving home only,
Loves Kids, (561)722-3361


makes you a more informed
and interesting person, No
wonder newspaper readers
are more suacesfull

PowerShot A40. $60

HOT TUB, seats 7, you remove
& haul. $100 (863)675-0215
POOL SUPPLIES, Sand filter
w/pump & 4 step w/rail
staircase. $300. Call for
more details.
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? hi the employ-
ment section of the clas-

with paint balls & all acces-
sories. $150 (863)467-8187

BAND SAW, 12", 1/ 2hp, tilt.
Excellent condition. Floor
mounted. $80. Call 8am-
5pm (863)467-2511
CHAIN SAW Stihl, MS390
$325. (863)234-1230
CONST. EQUIP. For Sale: Lad-
ders 20' & 40', alum walk-
ways, tool boxes, air comp.
$1500 for all (863)261-6892

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.

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!


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.

APPALOOSA 8 yr old Male,
has been doing speed
events, Great on trails,
$1800 (863)697-6446
APPALOOSA Gelding 6 yrs
old, 15H $1000 or best offer
BAY MARE- 18 yrs old, $350
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,
$1500. (863)763-1504
SADDLE- 15" Silverking, black
with two-tone silver. New,
never used. $300.
4 yr old pony, 14 hands,
broke to ride, finish her your
way. $700. 239-465-1393
brown/white, about 10
hands, $1000
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet- $2500.

BOX BLADE: 6Ft., Like new.
$250. (863)763-4982
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
scape rake 5', quick connect,
all 3 pt., $600 will sell separ-
ately. (863)697-9704
$1750. (561)573-4914
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

egg RENT

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

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
Large 1BR in town, furnished,
no pets, $750/month + 1st,
sec. & utilities. 863-634-0322

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

2 bedroom,
1 bath house in

town, totally
remodeled inside.
First and two
months security.


2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry
New Home, 3BR/2BA, carport,
$1100 mo. Lawrence Asso-
ciates, 1-800-543-2495.
OKEE 3/2, Large new House,
Bring pets! Large yard, bring
toys, 1195. mo. + 1st, last &
sec. dep. Call 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, 1500sq ft
$1000/mo + $1000/sec,
509 NW 20th Lane. Call for
info (863)697-1174,
(888)655-9545 or email:
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, 2 car,
CA&H, BHR, boat hse, No
pets, $1300/mo

OKEECHOBEE, (2)1 6 acre par-
cels. Hwy 441 & 98, monthly
rent $600/parcel. Barn, Ponds,

Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Office 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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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 rent to
own. $117,000. Owner/Agent
Call Charles (863)634-0584
cious 4br, 2ba, Extra family
room, New shed & pool.
$239,900. 863-763-6143
OKEE. ESTATES, Immaculate
3br/2ba CBS New roof Corner
lot Pool F/P Tile/lam, firs, Sell-
er motivated! No commission!
Call Buyowner 877-940-7777
Code #67663 for details.
REDUCED Under Appraisal
3br, lba, w/Pool. Remodeled.
Must See Inside $174,000.

Building lot near 15A
and two lots near
Everglades School.
Owner motivated &
must sell immediately.
Make Offer.
Call Gail Brown

Philip Y. Berger, Uc. REBroker
1/2 acre For Sale by Owner
Co I,
L -' otpedd

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

OKEE., 3br, 1.5ba, New metal
roof. Updated, W/D,
Screened porch, Carport,
$280K (561)346-4692

I Houses Sale

P/U CAMPER- Sportsman, '02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Frig., NAC,
Sleeps 4 $6500.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534

HERITAGE, '06, 40' Fifthwheel,
2 br, Fiberglass, W/D, 3
slides. $26,300. Will deliver.
NOMAD- '90, 26', Very good
shape. Fully equipped.
$4300. or best offer.

SKI 000 '04, GTX Wakeboard
Edition. $7,000 or best offer.

I Houses Sale

Mobile Homes

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
(863)634-8853 or
HIGHWAY 70 East, 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba. Only 8 minutes from town.
$800. mo. + sec. dep. & ref's.
Call (863)655-2454
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
or (561)-758-4337
+ 50x125 Foot Lot.
Excellent condition. $49,900.
Call Charles (863)634-0584
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, $25000 neg.
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$20K Negot. (305)345-2472


Boats 3005
Campers .'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035

ACHILLES 10 Ft., Sport Tender
/ Raft. Wood floor w/soft bot-
tom. Great for diving. $475
w/trailer. (863)357-7529
ALUM. BOAT, 14' 20hp Elec
start motor, trolling motor, all
working, trir w/new tires &
spare $1200 (863)467-0560
Mariner mot. & trl., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
Mariner mot. & trl., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
BASS TRACKER'87,16'6", '92
50hp Mercury Marina, '78 EZ
Loader trailer, runs good.
$2500 (863)467-1401
BASS TRACKER, '89, Tourna-
ment V. Alum., 17', 60hp Evin-
rude, New trailer, Trolling
motor. $3100. (941)815-2909
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
CHRISCRAFT '81, 28ft., 130hp
Volvo, new trans., trailer &
tires, needs rigging. $2500
neg. (863)675-3775
COBIA 17FT center console,
new paint, bimi top & cover,
fish finder, 70 evinrude & trlr
$2500 (863) 467-9511
FLAT BOAT 1990: w/1999
Yamaha 115 engine & trailer.
Runs great! $6000 or best of-
fer. (863)673-0013
HOUSEBOAT, 50', needs some
repair, $3000.
(561)261-0766 for appt. to
MOTOR- Evinrude '86, 10 hp.,
long shaft, good condition
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
Mere, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trir, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, 4 bank charger, bi-
mini top, dbl axle trir & much
more. Must Sell! $19,500.
NADA value $24,000. Call


Okeechobee News, Monday, November 20, 2006

GPS, Cobra 500 Handheld,
hardly used. $125
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $100 (863)824-0801
Johnson or Evinrude,
13.5x22 $110
When you want something
sold, advertise In the

Suitable for air boat. $650.
booted, size 8, still in box,
exc. cond., $60.
TRAILER, For Air Boat. Good
condition. $350.

FAT BOY 1998 -$10,000
2005- 32FT, sofa slide, 2
queen beds, partition for
garage, extras, $18,000,
like new, only 60-75 hrs id-
ing time, $1800
(863)635-2438 after 5pm
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
blk./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
gasket. $1000
SWAMP BUGGY, V6 eng., 3/4
ton running gear, brand' new
tractor tires, $3500.
YAMAHA 600 '93, Only 317
miles, great condition.
$1100 (863)673-6333
After market add on's. 2 extra
tires w/rims. $3100 or best of-
fer. (863)983-5984
with trailer, $1200
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Ina with a classified ad.

A/C, 15,000 btu, used 6
months. $100 (863)467-6868



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

only made 1 year, $1200 or
best offer (863)763-2890
'92, needs work. $200.

Rust. Must see to appreciate.
Dependable & Runs great.
$2200 (863)357-7529 aft 6p
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$950 or best offer.
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.
V8, auto., low miles. $1800.
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC, straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer

Needs minor repairs. Runs
ood. Very good condition.
1500 neg. (863)634-5289
SATURN, '96, new battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2500 or best
offer. (863)697-3300
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
etc. (239)872-8504

GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695.863-675-1472

BUGGY TIRES (4), Military
tread on Jeep wheels. $100
with 4.88 gears, $1100
863)824-0505 or
MAGS, (4), off of 1989 Chevy
Iroc, $150. (863)763-8437
RIMS & TIRES (4), 16x8 rims,
285/75/16 Firestone Desti-
nation MT, call for details.
$200 (561)261-6421
RIMS & TIRES (4), 20", fits 5
lug vehicle, less than 2k on
tires. $1500 (863)357-1576
or (863)634-7210
WINDOW: Rear, For Chevy
Cavalier 2003, Tinted. Excel-
lent condition. $95 Call
8am-5pm (863)467-2511

CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Ap-
prox. 59"x 75", Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)675-2852
CHEVY-1 Ton,'95 reading
utility body, blows cold, new
paint, runs and drives good
$3995 (863)634-6624
FORD- '93, 4.3L, dependable,
runs good, brand new tires,
$1500 (863)634-8823
FORD F150, 1993 300 en-
ine, 5 spd., runs good,
82,300/best offer. Call
FORD F250, 1984 Runs
good, no bed, set up for
goose neck, $900/best offer.
Call 863-467-2687.
GMC DUMP TRUCK, old, hy-
draulics good, good parts,
$500. (863)675-2844

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
Ileds and make your
clean up a breeze!

REDO- '98, Silver, Exc.
cond., V-6, All pwr, Cruise,
AM/FM CD, A/C, 128K, Well
maint. $5,500.00

All pwr., A/C, Seats 5 159K
mi., Well maint. $2500.

a) o wonder newspaper
readers ha-v more faun '

Community Events

Submitted photo/Seacoast National Bank
Seacoast donation
Melody Hodges (left), branch manager and Teresa Chandler (right), regional sales &
marketing manager, Seacoast National Bank present a donation to Val Marone, (center)
county coordinator, Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition. The Okeechobee Sub-
stance Abuse Coalition is working towards their vision of eliminating substance abuse
in Okeechobee County. Seacoast National Bank supports this vision!

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Creations in Fotografia, a new photography business within the city held its ribbon cutting
ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8, with the assistance of members of City Council and Okee-
chobee Main Street (OKMS). Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony, as well as many relatives
and friends were: (left to right) City Council member, Lydia Jean Williams; City Council mem-
ber, Executive Director of OKMS and Vice-Mayor of Okeechobee, Dowling Watford; owner of
Creations in Fotografia, Rafael Pacheco; and, President of OKMS, Maureen Burroughs.

Creations in Fotografia

celebrates its grand opening

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Creations in Fotografia hosted
an open house and ribbon cutting
ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8,
at Cottage 111, located at 111 N.E.
Second St. The owner of the new
photography business is photog-
rapher, Rafael Pacheco.
Members of the City Council
and Okeechobee Main Street
attended the ribbon cutting cere-
mony to extend their support for
all small business owners within
the city.

In addition to the dignitaries
present, there were many friends,
relatives and neighbors of Mr.
Pacheco who came from as far
away as Orlando and Ft. Laud-
erdale to give their well wishes to
his new venture.
Mr. Pacheco currently offers
several different packages for
weddings, engagement and rela-
tionship sessions, as well as, indi-
vidual and family portraits. He
does onsite portraits as well as in
He also has the technology to

take family portraits of each
member of the family individually
and put them together in order to
create the best family portrait.
For the pet lovers, Creations in
Fotografia also offers packages for
pet portraits.
Mr. Pacheco wishes to thank
everyone for the great turnout
and support offered to his new
For additional information
contact the studio at 1-888-595-
9531 or by visiting www.creation-

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)

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 advocate for a better
quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year
term. Local meetings are held on the second Tuesday
of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Popper at
(800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-

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 supplies 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 education classes at the Florida Communi-
ty Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information,
call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition
will be offering parenting education classes for
infants to age 3. All pregnant women and parents
are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class con-
sists 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 regis-

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott
Ave., Suite D, offers a continuous ten-week free par-
enting 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 conditions are acceptable.
Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

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

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 dur-
ing the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look1
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a
board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer
should communicate well with the public 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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a
non-profit organization, is now available to offer free
pregnancy testing to girls and women of-all ages. We
offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours
are from 10 a.m. until 4-p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more infor-
mation on this or set an appointment for a free preg-
nancy 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 sec-
ond language classes at these locations: Dixon
Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as sec-
ond language classes, Monday and Wednesday from
9 a.m. until noon, adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day 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 larE
guage classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and
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 Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St. Basic com-
puter 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 County Library at (863) 763-

Installment agreement user

fees to increase, says IRS

nal Revenue Service announced
increases in user fees for install-
ment agreements. The increases
- the first since the fees were
implemented in 1995 result
from increases in labor and other
costs of processing the various
The Office of Management and
Budget has directed federal agen-
cies to charge user fees reflecting
the full cost of goods or services
"that convey special benefits to
recipients beyond those accruing
to the general public."
Effective Jan. 1, 2007, the fol-
lowing fees will increase:

The fee for new direct debit
installment agreements, where
payments are deducted directly
from a taxpayer's bank account,
will increase from $43 to $52.
The fee for other new install-
ment agreements will increase
from $43 to $105.
The fee to restructure an
existing or reinstate a defaulted
installment agreement will
increase from $24 to $45.
The new fees will also apply to
installment agreements made
using the Online Payment Agree-
ment application on,
which became available to the
public on Oct. 16.

It is always in the taxpayer's
best interest to quickly pay any
outstanding tax debts in full to
minimize the amount of interest
and penalty. But for those who
cannot resolve their tax debt
immediately, however, an install-
ment agreement can be a reason-
able payment option. To be eligi-
ble for an installment agreement,
a taxpayer must first file all tax
returns that are required to be
filed and be current with estimat-
ed tax payments if applicable.
In fiscal year 2006, almost 2.8
million taxpayers established
installment agreements to pay
their tax bills.

Submitted photo/Century 21 Horizon Properties
Century 21 donates dinners
Century 21 Horizon Properties realtors and staff donate five full Thanksgiving dinners to
five families at Martha's House woman's shelter. Donating and accepting the Thanksgiv-
ing dinners are: (from left to right), Debra Pinson, realtor; Brian Hurst, realtor; Irene
Luck, Martha's House manager; Crystal Royal, shelter director; Bill Seabold, realtor; and,
Sena Treadway,.realtor. Not pictured is: Bob Gawle, realtor and Janetta Thiboult, admin-
istrative assistant.

Okeechobee News, Monday, I

November 20, 2006

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs