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Vol. 98 No. 262 wednesday, September 19, 2007 50 Plus tax
PO BOX 117007
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Vol. 98 No. 262 Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5O Plus tax


Brief

Early Release Day
Okeechobee County
Schools will observe their first
student early release day today,
Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Elementary schools will re-
lease students at 11:30 a.m.;
middle schools will release at
12:05 p.m.; the Freshman Cam-
pus and New Endeavor will
release at 10:30 a.m.; and the
Okeechobee High School will
release at 10:45 a.m.

Inside

SFWMD acquires
over 1,800 acres
WEST PALM BEACH -- With
a 1,831-acre acquisition in Mar-
tin County, the South Florida
Water Management District is
expanding the Lakeside Ranch
Stormwater Treatment Area.
The treatment wetland is one. of
the state's Northern Everglades
Initiative and Lake Okeechobee
Estuary & Recovery Plan Fast-
Track Projects. The acquisition
was approved last week by the
District's Governing Board. The
purchase utilizes an exchange
of 1,182-acres of District-owned
surplus land in Okeechobee
County, resulting in a $9.5 mil-
lion reduction in the $30 mil-
lion purchase price.
Page 2

CES Panthers
are learning,
learning, learning!
Mrs. Greseth's second grade
class is a super duper bunch of
kids! They have been learning
all about matter in Science and
are now starting to learn about
different types of energy. In
Social Studies they have been
learning about citizenship and
why it is important to be a good
citizen. Writing is coming right
along and they all have been
capitalizing and punctuating
sentences and writing para-
graphs! Keep working hard on
100 Book Challenge!
Congratulations to Devin Ti-
jerina and Yesenia Santizo, our
students of the week! Have a
super week!
Miss Prevatt's class has been
working very hard these first
four weeks. We have been
learning about matter in sci-
ence and we are working hard
on our skip counting in math.
We are learning how to write
sentences and paragraphs with
correct grammar.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 369
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.65 feet
Last Year: 13.42 feet
Source: South
SFlorida Water
4 Management
.. District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds...................... 13-15
Com ics ................................ 12
Community Events.................... 4
Crossw ord............................... 13
O bituaries.................................. 6
O pinion ...................................... 4
Speak O ut ................................ 4
Sports ............... 16
TV ..................... 14
W eather................................. 2

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Seniors at risk for seams


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A special organization in
Okeechobee County now helps
local seniors who have been
the victims of scams or identity
thefts.
Corporal Keith Stripling of
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office recently established
a local chapter of CASE (Com-
munities Against Senior Ex-
ploitation). This is a program
sponsored by the Florida Crime
Prevention Association that is,
'designed to prevent fraud and
exploitation of older adults,
increase fraud detection and
reporting and provide victim
support.


Corporal Stripling, who is
president of the Florida Crime
Prevention Association, first
learned about CASE at a meet-
ing 6f the Florida Sheriffs' As-
sociation in December of 2006.
He saw a presentation by the
Lee County Sheriff's Office, the
first law enforcement agency
in the state to sponsor the pro-
gram.
Next, Corporal Stripling at-,
tended 40 hours of training to
familiarize himself with the
program.
Sheriff Paul May sees a defi-
nite need for the program.
"Older adults are more likely
to be targeted for scams and
fraud," said the sheriff. "CASE


gives older consumers the tools
they need to empower and pro-
tect themselves."
The program seeks to form-
partnerships with church
groups because many senior
adults are church members
and receive much of their in-
formation and support from
church groups.
If a senior church group
partners with CASE, Corporal
Stripling is available to meet
with that group and put on
seminars about identity theft,
telemarketing fraud, mail
and internet fraud, home im-
provement frauds, investment
frauds, caregiver exploitation
and predatory lending scams.


Beautification: FWC and OCSO work together


Partnering organizations
agree to designate a CASE co-
ordinator, and agree to sponsor
a Power Against Fraud seminar.
They also agree to distribute the
monthly Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office fraud alerts and
to familiarize themselves with
elder financial crime issues
and prevention steps. In addi-
tion, the partnering organiza-
tion monitors their members
and reports suspected fraud to
CASE.
Corporal Stripling empha-
sized that the sheriff's office is
not requesting any money in
connection with partnerships.
They are a service of the sher-
iff's office to the community.


The heart of the program
is the fraud hotline at 763-
3589. People can use this line
to anonymously report illegal
activities or to report they have
been the victim of such activity.
People using this line should
be aware that they will be talk-
ing to an answering machine,
not a real person. However the
sheriff's office will follow up
on calls.
Corporal Stripling stressed
that while the emphasis is on
seniors since this age group is
often the target of frauds, any-
one of any age, who has been
a victim of fraud can use this
hotline.
See Fraud Page 2


City ready to



finalize budget


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City Council of
Okeechobee will finalize the
2007-08 fiscal year budget at
the final budget hearing and
regular meeting on Wednes-
day, Sept. 19, at 5:01 p.m.
The council will also con-
sider the final reading of an or-
dinance to change the permit-
ted uses within the residential
mobile home (RMH) zoning
district and an agreement re-
garding a software computer
program for the city police de-
partment.
The council met Wednes-
day, Sept. 5, for the first public
hearing where they approved
unanimously the first reading
of.the budget with little discus-
sion.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office joined together to plant cypress and oak trees along Lake Okeechobee
at Lock 7. The trees were purchased through a grant. The labor to plant them came
from volunteer inmate trustees from the Okeechobee County jail.


Lock 7 is getting a new look


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Florida Fish aind
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) and the
Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office and Sheriff Paul
May joined together Tuesday
morning to plant baldcypress
and live oak trees along Lake
Okeechobee at Lock 7.
Volunteer inmate trustees
provided the labor to plant
trees that had been purchased
through a grant received by
the FWC.
County Commissioner
Noel Chandler was on hand
to watch the progress.


"The cooperation between
the FWC and the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office to
plant these trees shows com-
munity involvement," said
Commissioner Chandler. "It's
nice to see everyone working
together to make this place
look great."
The cypress trees were
placed along the lakefront
because they are well adapt-
ed to living in wet conditions.
Cypress is a conifer that can
be found in China, Japan, For-
mosa, Tasmania and North
America. Although cypress
was once widely distributed
across North America, only
three forms of the cypress


remain. They are the baldcy1
press, pondcypress and mon-
tezuma cypress.
The baldcypress that were
planted Tuesday morning are
found in the Atlantic and gulf
coastal plains from Delaware
to Texas and in the Mississippi
Valley north to southern Illi-
nois. They grow in and along
flowing water, river swamps,
stream banks, spring runs
and lake shores. These trees
can grow to 150 feet tall and
more than 6 feet in diameter.
Its leaves are flat, one-half to
three-fourths of an inch long
and grow on both sides of the
horizontal branches.


If you go:
WHAT: Okeechobee City Coun-
cil Final Budget Hearing and
regular meeting
WHERE: City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 19, at
5:01 p.m.
Recently passed state laws
require local government to roll
back their tax rates to 2006-07.
Some municipalities have had '
to cut an additional percentage
of between 3 and 9 percent off
the rollback rate.
Legislation grouped cit-
ies and counties into four cat-
egories that require a cut in
their ad valorem taxes. Unlike

See Budget Page 2


Drug Court Program


is up and running


Okeechobee County Judge
Jerry Bryant has announced
that the Misdemeanor Drug
Court Program (OMDCP) was
up and running in Okeechobee
County. The first session was
held on Aug. 21, with sessions
scheduled every two weeks.
"The prevalent and grow-
ing problem of drug abuse and
addiction in our country, and
the inability of the traditional
court processes and pretrial
diversion programs to ade-
quately address this problem,
prompted the courts to look
to treatment-based courts. Our
nation's drug courts began in
Florida in 1989 and, until re-


cent years, have primarily in-
volved felony drug cases," stat-
ed a press release from Judge
Bryant.
The success of the adult fel-
ony drug courts prompted the
expansion of the programs to
include juvenile, misdemean-
or, child dependency and- fam-
ily court cases.
According to Judge Bry-
ant, drug courts work. The
traditional method of plac-
ing a defendant on probation
with treatment as a condition
or probation has proven not
to work for most offenders.
The court is not involved in the
See Drug Page 2


Battlefield's future planned


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarians' heard from Park
Manager Mark Nelson at their
weekly luncheon on Tuesday,
Sept. 18, where he spoke of
the upcoming public meeting
concerning the planning phase
for the development of the
Okeechobee Battlefield Park.
This public meeting/work-
shop, which will be on Tues-
day, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter, 1750 U.S. 98 N is the first
step in a long process to attain-
ing a park management plan
for the 145-acre site located on
S.E. 38"' Avenue across from the
Treasure Island Fire Station.
The reenactment is sched-
uled to take place at the new
site on Friday, Feb. 1-3, 2008.
The site was previously ac-


quired by the state last year
with the intent of creating a
state park.
Mr. Nelson is the Park Man-
ager for the Jonathan Dickin-
son State Park located in Hobe
Sound. He is also over the At-
lantic Ridge State Park in Martin
County.
The purpose of the meet-
ing is to get input from the
citizens of Okeechobee as to
what should be preserved and
what should be added to the
proposed park. The process
calls for an advisory committee
which is composed of individu-
als from many different areas
of expertise.
This allows the committee
to take the suggestions and
feelings from the local citizens
together with other state park
guidelines to make the park the


most beneficial to those who
will benefit from it.
According to Mr. Nel-
son, they are looking at the
Okeechobee Battlefield State
Park as a historical preserva-
tion site first. The first project
would more than likely be ac-
quiring funding for some type
of staffing or allocating staff
from other neighboring parks
to this park.
A visitors' center is one way
of retaining the historical aspect
of this site where the state plans
on showing the bigger picture
surrounding all of the Seminole
wars. This information would
be open to the public as well 2
as to the schools, which other
state parks currently work with Okeechobee News/Chauna Agulilar
their local schools to provide an Rotarian Fred George (left) invited guest speaker Mark Nelson
(right) to speak about the upcoming events regarding park
See Battlefield Page 2 management and land use for the Okeechobee Battlefield.


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 19, 2007


SFWMD acquires over 1,800 acres


WEST PALM BEACH -- With a
1,831-acre acquisition in Martin
County, the South Florida Water
Management District is expand-
ing the Lakeside Ranch Storm-
water Treatment Area. The treat-
ment wetland is one of the state's
Northern Everglades Initiative and
Lake Okeechobee Estuary & Re-
covery Plan Fast-Track Projects.
The acquisition was approved
last week by the District's Gov-
erning Board. The purchase uti-
lizes an exchange of 1,182-acres
of District-owned surplus land
in Okeechobee County, resulting
in a $9.5 million reduction in the
$30 million purchase price.
"With limited budget dollars
and sky-rocketing real estate


costs, the South Florida Water
Management District's ability
to exchange land needed to re-
store and protect our waterways
and ecosystems makes financial
sense," said Governing Board
Chairman Eric Buermann. "It is
a prime example of responsible
use of taxpayer money while we
continue to move forward with
Lake Okeechobee and estuary
restoration efforts."
Now under design, the
Lakeside Ranch Stormwater
Treatment Area is a 2,710-acre
constructed wetland that will
improve water quality by using
aquatic plants to take up excess
phosphorus. Too much phos-
phorus, a common nutrient in


fertilizer, can promote the spread
of algae and invasive vegeta-
tion, damaging fish and wildlife
habitats. The Lakeside Ranch
Stormwater Treatment Area will
naturally cleanse water flowing
from a large area north of Lake
Okeechobee before it flows out
of the treatment wetland and
into the lake and coastal estuar-
ies. The acquisition expands the
project size to 4,541 acres.
"Expanding the Lakeside
Ranch project brings us closer to
reaching our restoration goals,"
said District Executive Director
Carol Ann Wehle. "The bottom
line is that cleaner water will be
flowing into Lake Okeechobee
and eventually into. the coastal


estuaries."
The 1,182 acres of the surplus
land was purchased by the Dis-
trict in 2001 as part of the 4,000-
acre Taylor Creek Reservoir proj-
ect, another fast-track project.
This parcel is no longer.available
for building because the Federal
Aviation Administration guide-
lines restrict construction of fa-
cilities that can attract wildlife
near the adjacent Okeechobee
County. Airport to maintain air-
craft safety.
For additional information
about the Lake Okeechobee and
Estuary Recovery Plan, please
visit www.sfwmd.gov/loer
Please view attached map for lo-
cation of land purchased.


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additional educational resource.
There could also be hiking or
multi-use trails with interpreta-
tive kiosks to provide informa-
tion.
The process towards operat-
ing and maintaining a state park
begins with this meeting. The ad-
visory committee will then take
the suggestions and "gel" them
together to create a plan. They
will then hold a second public
meeting. Once a park manage-
ment plan is agreed on, the plan
will be sent to the state for ap-
proval from the Acquisition and
Restoration Council (ARC).
After approval from the ARC,
funding requests will be filed
based on that plan.
According to Mr. Nelson, the
state park system is not funded
by general tax revenue unless it


is a specific line item that is ap-
proved by the state. The state
parks operate from their admis-
sions and other fees such as
camping fees as well as dock
stamp revenues. A portion of
the dock stamp revenue funds
go into the land acquisition trust
'fund which in turn places some
funding in the state park trust
fund.
The state is currently trying to
move the monument to the park
as well.
While the process will take
time, they hope to be able to
make this state park an asset
to the Florida State Park system
which brings in approximately
$813 million dollars of business
to the state yearly. There were
over 19 million visitors to Florida
state parks last year.
Post your opinions In the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Agullar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


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Budget
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Okeechobee County, the City of
Okeechobee will not have to de-
duct an extra 3 percent from their
2006-07 ad valorem rate. As man-
dated by the state in a last minute
modification to the legislation;
the city does not have to make
the additional 3 percent reduction
because they are a municipal-
ity in a community of economic
concern.
The city's proposed millage
rate for 2007-08 is 6.5010. Last
year's mill rate was 7.1899. Due
to the city's efforts not to increase
the millage rate in the past, they
were able to reduce the new rate
by 9.6 percent.
One mil equals $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed value.
Even with these cuts, the tax
revenue proposed with the 2007-
08 budget is $2,224,529, which is
$107,339 more than the budget
for the previous year which was
$2,117,190. The increase in rev-
enue is primarily from $12.4 mil-
lion in new construction in the
city.
Total revenues, however, are
only up by $110,422 in compari-
son to last year's budget. The total
revenue for the city is anticipated
to be $5,633,250.
The total expenditures pro-
posed for the 2007-08 budget is
$5,621,023, which is $134,654
more than the budgeted expendi-
tures for the previous year, which
was $5,472,615.
The city included in the bud-
get a 2.7 percent consumer price
index (CPI) increase in base sal-


Drug
Continued From Page 1
supervision of the offender who
is supervised by a single proba-
tion officer whose duties involve
monitoring the progress of nu-
merous offenders. When one
relapses while on probation, the
normal reaction is to incarcerate
the individual and release them at
the end of the sentence without
having completed a treatment
program. Recidivism or repeated
criminal conduct is almost as-
sured in these circumstances.
Under the drug court model,
the judge remains involved in the
supervision of the individual and
works with the drug court "team"
to keep up with the progress of
each participant's treatment plan.
Relapses are expected as a nor-
mal part of the recovery process


ary, which is in addition to the
1.5 percent step that employees
receive on a yearly basis for lon-
gevity. Employees of the city will
receive a total of a 4.2 percent pay
increase.
This budget includes fund-
ing from three external requests.
These amounts are included
in the expenditures: $20,000 to
Okeechobee Main Street; $8,000
to the Shared Services Network;
and, the first payment of $9,088
to the Indian River Community
College (IRCC) public safety and
homeland security complex.
The budget also includes ex-
penditures in the public facilities
fund for improvements such as
asphalt and paving projects; curb,
gutter and sidewalk projects; and,
right of way drainage.
According to the memo ac-
companying the operating budget,
city administrator Brian Whitehall
stated that "Much of the difficulty
in balancing a budget is that we
face many of the increased costs
that private sector companies and
individuals face, such as health in-
surance premiums and property
insurance along with equipment
repairs/maintenance."
State legislators are scheduled
to go into special session on Sept.
18, where the state will undergo
budget cuts. This could affect the
city's estimated revenues from
the state, including the approval
of grants.
Two grants are included in the
budget. The largest of which is
with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP)
in the amount of $150,000 for the
construction and improvement of
water retention in the Commerce


and are dealt with immediately
and with gradually increased
severity. Coerced treatment with
immediate sanctions for relapses
has been shown to be more ef-
fective than the traditional ap-
proach. Recidivism in drug court
"graduates" is reduced by nearly
one-half. The program is funded
in part by the Drug Abuse Trust
Fund, which is derived from
court-imposed fees in criminal
cases. The overall cost savings
to the taxpayer is significant for
drug court cases, not including
the intangible benefits to families
and communities.
Even though the 19'h Ju-
dicial Circuit, which includes
Okeechobee County, has had
a staffed Drug Court Program
Office for years, Okeechobee
County has never had a drug
court program of any kind. Other
counties in the Circuit have had


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Park and surrounding areas.
The second grant is being sub-
mitted through the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) with
a budgeted first year amount of
$39,060. This grant, if approved,
will allow the city fire department
to implement the two in/two out
process on each 24-hour shift.
The fire department currently
has three, 24-hour shifts. Of these
shifts, two of them have four
firemen and one shift has three
firemen. DHS has made a grant
program available to assist in add-
ing personnel in safety oriented
departments through the use of
grant funds which will cover 90
percent of the base salary the first
year, 80 percent the second year,
50 percent the third year, 30 per-
ceht the fourth year and 10 per-
cent the fifth year.
By the sixth year, the munici-
pality would be fully responsible
for the additional personnel ex-
pense.
The super-homestead ex-
emption tax reform legislation, if
passed by voters in January 2008,
will have a more dramatic affect
on the next year's budget as ad
valorem taxes could be drastically
decreased.
The council will vote to final-
ize the proposed millage rate
levy which represents zero per-
cent more than the roll back rate
computed pursuant to Statute
200.065(1) as well as the pro-
posed budget.
In unrelated business, the
council will consider the final
reading of an ordinance to change
the land development regulations
(LDR) to add the permitted use of
a site-built or modular single-fam-


successful felony drug court
programs for many years. Saint
Lucie County established its mis-
demeanor drug court two years
ago. Okeechobee is the second
misdemeanor drug court in the
circuit, while there are less than
a half-dozen misdemeanor drug
courts in Florida. In January of
this year, Chief Judge William
Roby approved Judge Bryant's
request to establish a misde-
meanor drug court program in
Okeechobee County. Judge Bry-
ant and the Drug Court Program
office, with the assistance of the
Okeechobee County Commis-
sion office, have worked since
then to get the program off the
ground. After the misdemeanor
program is running smoothly,
Judge Roby has also given the
nod of approval for Judge Bryant
to establish a felony drug court in
Okeechobee County.


ily home on lots in mobile home
parks in the residential mobile
home (RMH) district that current-
ly exist as of Aug. 1.
This use would be added to
the RMH zoning district in order
to allow land owners to replace
damaged mobile homes with
site-built homes that meet the
same requirements as the mobile
home would have met.
The city is also taking the first
step toward obtaining a soft-
ware computer program for the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD). The system they
are proposing to purchase is from
Spillman Technologies, Inc. out of
Salt Lake City, UT.
' According to their website,
Spillman software allows agencies
to: manage data and records in a
fully integrated software system;
share critical information within
an agency in real .time; increase
field officer safety; maintain data
integrity by avoiding duplicate en-
try; and increase productivity for
all aspects of an agency.
The system including ad-
ditional professional services
and maintenance will cost the
city $194,838. A portion of this
amount is currently included in
the 2007-08 budget. The remain-
ing portion will be financed and
spread into the coming years.
This system will update OCPD's
entire system for dispatching and
record keeping.
The council will also consider
amendments to the current 2006-
07 fiscal year budget.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Fraud
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In Florida crimes against el-
derly persons carry a stiffer pen-
alty than crimes against younger
people.
Any senior church organiza-
tion wishing to become a CASE
partner should contact Corporal
Stripling at 763-6064. Corporal
Stripling stressed that his hours
are flexible and that he could
meet with partnering groups
outside of normal working
hours.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Considerable cloudiness, with showers and thun-
derstorms likely. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be
from the north around 5 mph shifting to the east at 5 to 10 mph in
the afternoon. The chance of rain is 60 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the upper 60s. The wind
will be from the east around 5 mph shifting to the northeast after
midnight. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast

Thursday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers
: and thunderstorms. The high will be around,90. The wind will.be
from the northeast around 5 mph shifting to the southeast at 5 to 10
mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Friday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 50
percent.
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thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
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storms. The high will be around 90. The chance of rain is 50 per-
cent.
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and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
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storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 50
percent.
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storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 40
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CIVICS 101: The absolute necessity for an administrative form of
county government, wherein a county administrator and department
heads conduct the day to day business of the government based upon
policies and plans approved by the board of county commissioners,
was made abundantly clear at the Sept. 13 board meeting, when it
became publicly evident that some of the county commissioners are
clueless as to their duties and responsibilities, and the limitations of
their authority. It was rather pathetic that the county attorney had to
teach them Civics 101. Obviously, voters cannot assume that candi-
dates for public office are, in fact, qualified to be elected.

COMICS: I have a request to make of the Okeechobee News.
While I realize it's the duty and responsibility of newspapers to report
the news and of course they should. I would never suggest otherwise.
But in the future if you could put any articles about the current situa-
tion between our County Commissioners and the County Administra-
tor in the comics section, I would appreciate it, as I feel that's the most
appropriate place for that type of thing to be. I also think Ripley's Be-
lieve It or Not might be interested in doing a piece on that situation.

FLAGS: If you are flying a flag at your business or home, you should
look at it once in a while. If it is faded, torn or worn out, it is time to
get a new one. It is a disgrace to see tattered flags around town. Worn
out flags are properly disposed of in a ceremony conducted by the
American Legion. If you have a worn out flag, you can take it to the
Legion and they will take care of the proper disposal. If you are going
to fly a flag, show some pride and take care of it.

NEWSPAPERS STOLEN: I would like to say to who ever keeps
stealing my newspapers, I hope you are proud of yourself, because I
am a 83 year old, handicapped woman.

DEAR ABBY: In reference to the story in Dear Abby about the
mother holding the baby next to loud speakers at a concert, why
shouldn't she be arrested for child abuse? Everyone knows that loud
noises make people go deaf.

PORN SHOP: I hope this is a wake up. People are complaining
about a lot of things, but I understand. I was out the other night and
there was a lady talking about how she is going to open a porn shop.
Well I hope that these "good" commissioners do not allow this to
happen.

NO MORE PAY: Now that we know that a commissioner can only
take action on our behalf if he is in a board meeting, let's stop paying
them a salary. They only need gas money to drive to those monthly
meetings.

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Community Events

Golf tournament benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor their third annual Greater Open
Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club to benefit the United Way of Okeechobee. The best-
ball tournament will get under way with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Tournament registration will be held from 7 until 8 a.m. Fees are
$50 per person and include 18 holes of golf; cart; coffee and dough-
nuts in the morning; and, lunch during the awards presentation.
Green and tee sponsorships are still available. Prizes will be award-
ed for the: longest drive; closest to the pin; and, to the first, third and
third-to-last place teams. Eddie Accardi Dodge will sponsor a car for
a hole-in-one. Also, an autographed Jack Nicklaus 460 driver with
matching head cover will be given away. For information, contact
Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.

Free memory loss screenings offered
On Friday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. the Alzheimer's
Association will be holding free memory loss screenings at the Visit-
ing Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, Okeechobee. There is
no charge for this screening, but appointments are needed. Screen-
ings are for anyone of any age who is concerned about memory
loss. Screenings will be conducted by staff from Saint Mary's Mem-
ory Disorder Center. For information or to make an appointment
contact Donna True, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at (772) 285-
6291.



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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. 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)
763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at
7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the.
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross of-
fice at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information,
call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries \\ill meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Bas-
inger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-
2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
SPrayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
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 Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
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 are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9
a.m. until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring f6r 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 at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
AA. 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-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday.night for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call
(863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be
held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will
be at noon. Women should bring business cards and information to
promote their business. The meeting provides networking opportu-
nities for women in business and is open to the public. No member-
ship is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at (800)
299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.


Community Events

American Red Cross offers CPR class
The American Red Cross will host an adult CPR class at 6 p.m.
on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in their branch office at 323 N.
Parrott Ave. in Okeechobee. For information on either class, call
(863) 763-2488.

One Stop Express hosting coffee klatch
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will hold a coffee
klatch on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. at the One Stop Express,
4992 U.S. 441 S. Refreshments will be provided. For information,
call (863) 357-4199.

Real Life Children's Ranch opens yard sale
The Real Life Children's Ranch yard sale is open again for the fall
season. All clothing is 25 cents, shoes purses, baby stuff, household
items are all reasonably priced and no good offer is refused. They
will be open every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
sale's will be held at the Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441
S.E. all proceeds will go to help support the children with activities.
Usable donations are always accepted if you can bring them to the
ranch. They are not able to do pick ups. For information call (863)
763-4242.

Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale at the blue volun-
teer building, next to The Hamrick Home, 411 S.E. Fourth Street on
Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21, from 8am until noon. All
monies raised will go towards patient care here in Okeechobee, in-
cluding services provided at The Hamrick Home. For information,
call Cathy at (863)467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Nicotine Anonymous to start new meeting
NICA, Nicotine Anonymous will start a new at the Just For Today
Club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K on Mondays from 8:30 until 9:30
p.m. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 1. For information call
Steve Condit Sr., at (863) 801-3110.

Seacoast National Bank to host bake sales
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale to benefit the
American Cancer Society "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer"
on Oct. 6. Bake sales will be held at both Seacoast locations, 1409 S.
Parrott Ave. and 500 N. Parrott Ave. There will be lots of homemade
baked goods, cakes, pies, cookies, etc. For information call Eileen
Casian at (863) 467-4663.

SAC meeting scheduled
New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W 28th St. will be holding its
monthly SAC meeting on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Con-
ference room. For information call (863) 462-5125.

VFW hosting karaoke league
VFW Post #4423 will host a summer karaoke league on Sept.
22, Oct. 13 and 27 from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The league is open to
the public. Everyone is eligible to enter including karaoke hosts and
members of bands. For information, call David Lee at (863) 697-
9002 or Bill at (863) 763-0818.

Collage of Regents Celebration set
The Women of the Moose Post 956 will have a Collage of Re-
gents Celebration for Zada B. Snyder on Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. Join
them for a catfish dinner, please bring a covered dish. The event
will be at the Moose Lodge Post 1753. All members and guest are
welcome. For information call (863) 763-4954.

Book Club to meet Sept. 27
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet Thurs-
day, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Library, 206 S.W 16"' St. to discuss a "Fine Balance" by Rohinton
Mistry. Also, titles will be selected for October through December.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357- ,
9980.

Knights of Columbus plan fundraiser
The St. Theresa's Knights of Columbus Council 11284 in Buck-
head Ridge will have an auction in the church hall on State Road
78 at Chobee Loop, in Buckhead Ridge, on Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m.
The group is collected donated items for the auction. Items may be
brought to the church hall Sept. 24-38. Proceeds from the auction
will go to charity. For more information, call David Alford at (863)
763-8639 or (863) 447-0368.

Masonic Lodge hosts Sept. 29 fish fry
The Masonic Lodge will host a fish fry at their Post #237, 107
N.W Fifth Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The meal
will consist of fish, hushpuppies and all the fixings for a $6 dona-
tion. For tickets, call (863) 357-0427.

Pregnancy Center announces training classes
The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee would like to announce
training classes for center counselors. Training is a two weekend
event held in Port Saint Lucie on Oct. 12 and 13 and Oct. 26 and 27.
The trainee must attend both weekends. Training is free, however
each trainee must purchase the training manual that will be used at
the center. The cost for the manual is $45. It will provide the trainee
with information and insight to the needs of our clients. Training is
mandatory to be considered for a counselor at the center. For in-
formation or if you wish to be included in this class, contact Laurie
Garner at (863) 634-8523.


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Dr. Rene' Loyola (far left) sat with a team and answered questions on breast cancer. At the
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off event at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus
on Aug. 21.


Committee members (in no order) Carrie Heineman, Pattie Mullins, Crystal Waldrop, Debbie
Caldwell, Teresa Chandler, Brian Barrett, Mike Radebaugh and Billy English and staff mem-
bers Shannon Martin and Keri Hughes, gathered at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Kick-Off Event on Aug. 21 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus.


Winning against breast cancer


The American Cancer So-
ciety held the 2007 "Making
Strides Against Breast Can-
cer" kick-off event on Aug.
21, at the Freshman Campus.
Participants enjoyed a fashion
show of breast cancer aware-
ness apparel sponsored by
Eli's Western Wear and an in-
formational speech from Dr.
Rene' Loyola.
Thank you to all of the com-
munity sponsors that made
this kick-off a success. Kick-off
sponsor, National City Bank,
Fashion Show, Eli's Western
Wear; food sponsors, Winn-
Dixie, Publix, Golden Corral,
Beef O' Brady's, RJ Gators and
door prize sponsors, Paradise
Plant Services, Brahman The-
atre, Treasure Coast Hospice,
Countryside Florist, Lunkers,
Eli's Western Wear and Sea-
coast National Bank.
The American Cancer Soci-
ety is planning the 3rd Annual
Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer 5K Walk, dated for Oct.
20. The walk will be held in
Flagler Park with registration
beginning at 8 a.m. We are in


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Pattie Mullins (right) presented a planter from Paradise Plant
Services to Bailey Kirton (left), which he won as a door prize
at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off Event
on Aug. 21 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus.


need of teams, sponsorship
and volunteers. If you would
like to join in the efforts to


prevent breast cancer, call
Carrie Heineman, event chair
at (863) 634-6012.


Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full po-
tential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program that
provides four-year college schol-
arships to deserving ninth graders
in local communities. The mentor
meets with the student one hour
per week at his/her school. Vol-
unteer opportunities are available
in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie
and Okeechobee counties. Please
call the Indian River Community
College Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a pa-
tron of the Family Church Lending
Library at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W. Second. St.
Entertain or educate yourself, us-
ing 486 audiocassettes, including
audio books, plus Christian ro-
mances and 575 videos. Prepare
a paper on comparative religion,
a book report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson. We
use the Dewey Decimal System,
the same as school arid public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at (863) 467-1548.

Free GED classes
are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult ba-
sic education/GED and English as
a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Mon-
day -Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from
8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Year-
ling Middle School, 925 N.W 23
Lane, English as a second lan-
guage classes, Monday through
Wednesday, from 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.

Child Find
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children not yet in a school set-
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screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Kathy Wall at (800) 358-8525.


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Class of '57 celebrates 50th reunion
The Class of 1957 celebrated it's 50 year reunion on Sept. 1 at Lightseys' Restaurant. (In no particular order) Mitchell
Carter, Lewis Robertson, Alberta Clay Griffis, Myrtle Davis Purvis, Claudia Ross. Hicks, David Lowe, Carol Sullivan Daugh-
try, Richard Johnson, Faith Walker Hawk, Earlaine Pearce Johns, Doris Harvey Childers, Gordon Thomas, Ann Thomas
Johnson, Malcolm Harden, Myrna McGee Davis, Reba Carlton Platt, Alan Thomas and Martin Vickers.


CES Panthers are learning, learning, learning!


Second grade news
Mrs. Greseth's second grade
class is a super duper bunch of
kids! They have been learning all
about matter in Science and are
now starting to AJ
learn about dif- 4,,.
ferent types of j: '
energy. In So-
cial Studies they 7
have been learn- ""
ing about citizenship and why it
is important to be a good citizen.
Writing is coming right along and
they all have been capitalizing
and punctuating sentences and
writing paragraphs! Keep work-
ing hard on 100 Book Challenge!
Congratulations to Devin Tije-
rina and Yesenia Santizo, our stu-
dents of the week! Have a super
week!
Miss Prevatt's class has been
working very hard these first four
weeks. We have been learning
about matter in science and we
are working hard on our skip
counting in math. We are learning
how to write sentences and para-
graphs with correct grammar.
We welcome our new student
Tommy Cruz. Congratulations to
our students of the week: Sarah
Gabor, Audra Meara and Eric
Cardenas. Happy Birthday to Eric
Cardenas and Luis Flores-Jaimes.
Mrs. Whiteside's class is learn-
ing how to be good citizens. It
is important to follow the rules
and be responsible. The students
know that being trustworthy
shows good responsibility and
citizenship. In math the students
arecurrently working on taking
surveys' and gathering infoimia-


tion from the surveys.
Congratulations to Minh Thy
Nguyen! She has the most steps
in the 100 Book Challenge. The
student of the week is Lacarvis
Kelly.
Second grade
B.A.S.E. news
In B.A.S.E., we have been
learning lots about frogs and
toads. Did you know that frogs
have teeth and toads walk not
jump? We learned those cool
facts in Spanish! We have also
enjoyed reading a fictional story
about a frog and toad, Days With
Frog and Toad. In Math, we have
been studying ordinal numbers
and will start our addition chap-
ter soon. We have already begun
"Hot Pencils" so we need to prac-
tice counting on at home. In Writ-
ing, we have been learning how
to write a main idea, details, and
wrap it up sentences. Our favor-
ite stories to write about were
Our Favorite Candy, Our Favorite
Snacks, and The Frog's Life Cycle.
We hope you can come and see
all of our hard work at Writing
Display Day on September 26th.
Maybe by then our tadpoles will
be growing back legs and you can
see them too!
We are proud of our Students
of the Week for their wonderful
behavior and hard work: Hailey
Spearow and Emma Rose Van
Camp.
Fourth grade
The 4th giaders are reading
arid writing numbers irlo the


millions and working with add-
ing and subtracting 4 and 5 digit
numbers in math. Parents, your
child should be memorizing their
multiplication facts. Don't forget
about Early Release Day!! The 4th
graders have also taken a base
line expository assessment and
have begun to work on their ex-
pository essays in class. You can
find students engaging in all sorts
of activities during our writing
block. Matter and its Property has
been our main topic in Science
and Our beginning of Florida his-
tory has been our focus in Social
Studies.
In Mrs. Pritchard's class Dan
Capungan and Jose Perez have
been recent Students of the Week.
Happy Birthday to Jonah Malcal-
do and did you know we have a
challenge in the classroom? The
students are practicing reading
and writing BIG numbers and
when they are really good, they
wish to invite Mr. Paulson to our
room and challenge to see who
can read the number the fastest.
We have also earned a trip or treat
of ice cream! Yeah! The students
have been working on organiza-
tional skills and teamwork. And
we are very pleased to welcome
Marcus Lewis Rucks to our class
as well.
Mr. Goff and Mr. Bodenmiller
would like to say thank you to all
of their students' parents for help-
ing make the start of this school
year run very smoothly. We are
.working very hard to memorize
our multiplication facts. We will
begin taking hot pencils multipli-.
cation tests and want to be able


to score a 100% every time they
take it. In math we have been
studying on chapter 3 which
deals with adding.and subtracting
large numbers. In science we are
learning about sound and sound
waves. In reading we are reading
a story called My Name is Maria
Isabel. It is about a little girl who
wants her teacher to call her by
a different name and also wants
a part in the Christmas pageant.
We are also working hard on
meeting our Accelerated Reader
goal. In writing we are working
hard on making our expository
writings very descriptive. We are
also working on making sure the
stories are well elaborated.
Fourth grade
B.A.S.E. news
I am thrilled to be the Fourth
Grade Dual language teach-
er. Spanish will be integrated
throughout the curriculum. Stu-
dents are excited! Viva el Espa-
fol!
The Students of the Week have
been Sofia Medrano, Jordan Law-
lis, Jennifer Aranjo and Manuel
Ramirez. Happy August Birthdays
to Damian Deck and Marcos Ji-
menez. -
I want to thank the parents
for sending in healthy snacks. My
goal is to teach my students and
their families about healthy eat-
ing habits. If we provide healthy
snacks between breakfast and
lunch, the brain will obtain the
energy it needs to keep working
at an optimal le.el. This rrieans
sluderts '.i ll be re,:adi\ t LEARN'


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Mable Helen Carroll
Mable Helen Carroll, age 77
of Okeechobee died on Tuesday,
Sept. 18, 2007_at Raulerson Hos-
pital. Born May 9, 1930 in Pitts-
burg, Pa., she has been a resident
of Okeechobee for the past 35
years. She enjoyed reading, knit-
ting, cooking and spending time
with her family.
She is preceded in death by
her son, Richard Bittner.
She is survived by her hus--
band of 39 years, Robert Car-
roll; sons, John (Mary) Bittner,
Russell Bittner, Harold (Glenda)
Seger and Harry (Connie) Seger
all of Okeechobee; daughters,
JoAnne Mason of Fort Myers,
Janice (Bobby) Holley of Xena,
Ohio, and Kathy (Ruben) Moody
of Okeechobee. In addition she is
survived by 15 grandchildren and
six great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on
Thursday, Sept. 20 from 4 until 7
p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel with services following
on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. In-
terment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,

110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Benjamin Edward
Meyer
Benjamin Edward Meyer, age
90 of Okeechobee died Tuesday,
Sept. 18, 2007 at the Hamrick
Home. Born, Aug. 11, 1917 in
Peoria, Ill., to Benjamin H. and
Inez Meyer. He has been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past
30 years. He served in the United
States Air Core and enjoyed fish-
ing on the lake.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Helen Margaret Meyer and
brother, Thomas A. Meyer, Sr.
He is survived by nephews,
Steven Meyer of Okeechobee,
Thomas A. (Carol) Meyer, Jr. of
Ill.; nieces, Christine Rose, The-
resa Wilson both of II., Molly
(Steve) Halas of Port Charlotte,
and Dorothy Ryan of 1ll.
The family has no plans for a
service at this time.
Memorial contributions can be
made to Hospice of Okeechobee,
P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee,
34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


John W Gimbel
John W. Gimbel of Miramar,
died Sept. 13, 2007. Born Jan. 5,
1922 to John C. and Mary E. Gim-
bel in Culpeper, Va. He served in
the United States Navy during
WWII. He was a member of Saint
Bartholomew Catholic Church. He
was raised on a farm in Culpeper.
His first job was at 16, milking
cows at a nearby dairy. He enjoyed
mechanics and started a garage
and stayed in that business until
retirement. He was always taking
care of someone, a neighbor or
friend. He was a good man.
He is preceded in death by his
wife of 50 years, Mary P. Gimbel;
two brothers, Percy L. Gimbel
and Joseph S. Gimbel and two
sisters, Norella Aagaard and Irene
Speaks.
He is survived by his two sisters,
Frances G. Syfrett of Okeechobee,
Ruth G. Bragg of Glen Burnie, Md.;
one brother, Woodrow P. Gimbel


of Okeechobee. In addition he
is survived by many nieces and
nephews and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions are requested to Hospice
of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee.


Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. at
Fred Hunter Funeral Home in Mi-
ramar. Memorial services will be
held in Okeechobee at Buxton Fu-
neral Home of Friday, Sept. 21 at
5:30 p.m.


Community Events

Donations sought for Halloween event
Okeechobee Main Street, along with the City of Okeechobee and
Okeechobee County, will host the third annual Halloween Festival in
Flagler Park on Wednesday Oct. 31, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. This free
event will feature fun and games for children of all ages. Donations
of candy and treats from the community are needed. Drop off loca-
tions are: WOKC; Bass Funeral Home, 205 N.E. Second St.; Sherwin
'Williams, 820 E.N. Park St.; Seacoast National Bank (north and south
locations); American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave.; City Hall, 55 S.E.
Third Ave.; Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, 504 N.W Fourth St.;
Beef O' Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave.; Gizmo's Pizza, 3235 U.S. 441 S.E.;
Syble's Florist and Gifts, 119 S. Parrott Ave.; Accident Law Offices of
Philip DeBerard, 114 N. Parrott Ave.; Y Drive Thru, intersection of S.R.
70 and S.R. 710; and the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second St. For
information about the festival or to get involved with the event, please
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Your local Florida Diagnostic
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(FDLRS) Center now offers a ser-
vice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who


have not been enrolled in a school
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Johnny Taylor, Jr. and Tasha McPeak


McPeak-

Taylor
Douglas and Yolanda McPeak,
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nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Tasha Marie McPeak
to Johnny Wayne Taylor, Jr. of
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Karen Lynnette Rucks are proud
to announce their engagement.
The prospective groom is the
son of the late James and Dora
Varnadoe as well as Dora San-
chez of Okeechobee.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of the late Steven B. Rucks as
well as Jessie and Jr. Striebel of
Alabama.
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son of Johnny Sr., and Tina Taylor
of Okeechobee.
The bride-to-be is a 2006
graduate of Okeechobee High
School. The prospective groom is
a 2002 graduate of Okeechobee
High School.
The wedding is planned for
Sept. 22, 2007, at Dark Hammock
Ranch.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


prospective groom are 1995
graduates of Okeech6bee High
School.
The prospective groom is
employed as a manager with
CARQUEST.
The bride-to-be is employed
as a funeral director assistant
with Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory.
The wedding is planned for
Oct. 6, 2007, in Las Vegas at
Cupid's Wedding Chapel on the
Strip.
After the wedding and a hon-
eymoon in Las Vegas, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee. \


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Flood
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Okeechobee,. are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Maria-Lyda Danielle
Koepke to Nathan Paul Flood of
Orion, Mich.
The prospective groom is
the son of Harold and Jeanette
Flood of Orion, Mich.
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Grace Kathryn
Stewart
Don and Cathy Stewart,
of Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Grace Kathryn.
She was born Aug. 17, 2007,
in Stuart. She weighed 8 lbs.
Ilozs., and was 21 inches
long.
Grace was welcomed home
by Caleb, Nathan, Hannah and
Seth.
Maternal grandparents are
John and Sherry Jarriel of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Don and Jane Stewart of But-
ler, Pa.

Carli JoAnn McPeak
Charlie McPeak and Candi
Johnson, of Okeechobee, are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Carli JoAnn Mc-
Peak.
She was born July 6, 2007,
at Florida Hospital in Sebring.
She weighed 7 lbs., and was 20
inches long.
Carli JoAnn was welcomed
home by her big brother, Colton
Wayne McPeak, friends and fam-
ily.
Maternal grandparents are
Cathy Johnson of Independence,
Mo., and Ronald Johnson of Port
Saint Lucie.
Paternal grandparents are
Doug and Yolanda McPeak of
Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Mar-

Kelcei Raeborn
Harvey
Chuck and Jennifer Harvey,
of Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Kelcei Raeborn Har-
vey.
She was born June 11, 2007,
at Martin Memorial in Stuart.
She weighed 7 lbs 2ozs., and
was 19 inches long.
Kelcei was welcomed home
by Kylei and Caleb Eli Harvey.
Maternal grandparents
are Marilyn Chandler and
the late Dalton Chandler of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
George Harvey and Jim and
Martha Trelvar of Louisiana.
S Great-grandparents are
Cecil and Gloria Arnold of


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Grace Kathryn Stewart
Great-grandparents are J.C.
and Kathryn Samples of Mes-
quite, Texas.


Enekin Lamar Anthony
Enekin Lamar
Anthony
Evans Anthony, Jr. and Tif-
fany Wiggins, of Okeechobee,
are proud to announce the birth
of their son, Enekin Lamar Antho-
ny. He was born Aug. 17, 2007,
at Highlands Regional Medical
Center in Sebring. He weighed 5
lbs. 14 ozs., and was 19 /4 inches
long.
Enekin was welcomed home
by his sibling, Trina Wiggins.
Maternal grandparents are
Teresa and Roddy Lightsey of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparent is Helen
Chason of Okeechobee.


Spotlight on
Okeechobee

OHS rodeo team
thanks supporters
Members of the Okeechobee
High School rodeo team would
like to send a special thank you
to the Okeechobee County Com-
missioners, the Cattlemen's As-
sociation and the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter for allowing them to have a
very successful fundraiser at the
Labor Day Rodeo.

Thank you
Last March I took ill while
visiting Okeechobee. I ended up
being hospitalized at Raulerson
Hospital.
Nothing from me but praise
for the hospital. The staff was
fantastic, professional, caring
and friendly.
You are very fortunate to have
a hospital like that in your small
community. The doctors were
fantastic. I was treated by all like
they really cared.
Thank you Raulerson Hospi-


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Briefs


Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full po-
tential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program that
provides four-year college schol-
arships to deserving ninth graders
in local communities. The mentor
meets with the student one hour
per week at his/her school. Vol-
unteer opportunities are available
in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie
and Okeechobee counties. Please


call the Indian River Community
College Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a pa-
tron of the Family Church Lending
Library at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W. Second. St.
Entertain or educate yourself, us-
ing 486 audiocassettes, including
audio books, plus Christian ro-
mances and 575 videos. Prepare
a paper on comparative religion,
a book report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson. We
use the Dewey Decimal System,
the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening


Lillian Jean Grinslade
Lillian Jean Grinslade
Jessica Grinslade, of
Okeechobee, is proud to an-
nounce the birth of her daughter,
Lillian Jean Grinslade.
She was born Aug. 18, 2007, at
Saint Lucie Medical Center in Port
Saint Lucie. She weighed 6 lbs
and 14 ozs., and was 19 inches
long.
Maternal grandparents are Cal-
vin and Betsy Grinslade of Buck-
head Ridge.
Great-grandparents are Nor-
man Mullinix of Marion, Ill., and
Claude and Wilda Grinslade of
Yankeetown.


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Free GED classes
are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult ba-
sic education/GED and English as
a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Mon-
day -Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from
8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Year-
ling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second lan-
guage classes, Monday through
Wednesday, from 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.


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Habitat partners with the Pitts family Community Events
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Earl and Rita Pitt and their
children, Matthew, Chad, Bran-
don and Ashley stand in front of
their future home site in Bass-
wood. They are the fourth fam-
ily who has been chosen to part-
ner with Habitat for Humanity
of Okeechobee. Presently there
are two homes being built by
HFHOC. One home is located in
Basswood and another in Play-
land Park. The concrete slabs
will be poured soon and the ac-
tual framing of the homes will
begin sometime in mid-Septem-
ber to early October. NEEDED:
Volunteers to help with framing,
provide refreshments and keep
records at the build sites. If you
can help us provide a simple de-
cent home for these two fami-
lies by volunteering your time,
please call the Habitat office:
(863) 357-1371.
Habitat wishes to thank the
contractors who are associated
with the construction of these
two homes. To date they are:
Parks Construction; Virgil Parks;
Gene Woods; Carl Maxwell Elec-
trical Contractors, LLC; Quality
Air Conditioning and Heating of
Okeechobee; Angler Plumbing,
Inc.; Maguire Bobcat Service,
Inc.; Tap Land; and, Charlie's


Ieatlthy LLtart oilers
infant massage class
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition along with Spine of
Jupiter will offer free Infant Mas-
sage Classes for infants. Classes


Submitted photo
Earl and Rita Pitt and their children, Matthew, Chad, Brandon and Ashley stand in front of
their future home site in Basswood.
Tree Service. The sub-contrac- make these homes affordable, ing classes at Okeechobee High
tors are providing excellentwork Special thanks to McCree Archi- School for providing the design
and reduced pricing to help tects and Gary Howard's draft- plans for these two homes.


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all four classes for completion.
For information, call Claudette at
(561) 876-9526.


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(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


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PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
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A Gerald Karns
Tractor Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


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Lawn & Landscape, Inc.
Landscape & Irrigation
Installation
Professional Lawn &
Landscape Maintenance
Serving Lake Okeechobee Area Nearly 3 Decades
Licensed & Insured Liability & Workman's Comp
(863) 763-5069
License #977




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The Parenting Professionals
Support our fight
for the prevention of
child abuse.
Call 772-465-6011


1713 Hwy 441 N
(across from the hospital in the
Okeechobee Medical Park)
Hours: 6am 4pm, Closed Sunday
(863) 763-5137
Available for private parties


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an- Sandblasting
Sidewalks
SPools
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Equipment
SHorse Trailers,
etc.
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863-357-2611
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Services, Inc.
We are your oldest
hometown insurance
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100 NW PARK ST.
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy, Open 24 Hours







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863-763-9983
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Health Insurance
For information and a
FREE QUOTE, call
(863) 467-0035
RIDGE INSURANCE
AGENCY
605 SW Park Street #208
Okeechobee
A Contracted BlueCross BlueShield
General of Florida
Agency for:
An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cros and Blue Shield
Assodaton. Serving Residents and Businesses of Florda.
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Livestock Market




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(863) 763-3127



CHAMPION M
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed & Insured Gary Champion
Lc.#0015A 863-763-2992






BA.QUF FACIunLE AVAILABLE
111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224


T7ee ia2i of z ae Are hea
Reasonable Price Quality Work
Dependable Service
Tree Trimming, Removal and
Stump Grinding
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
Call (863) 763-5407
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100% Financing
SHIP
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Today!
863-465-1740
Email:
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.


Movie times for Friday, Sept.
14, through Thursday, Sept. 20,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Superbad" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II -"Halloween" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Rush Hour 3"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.



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Lonely college freshman

Looking for new friends


*DEAR ABBY: I am 18, a fresh-
man in college, and I'm having
the hardest time making friends.
I have always been a quiet per-
son, but meeting people around
here has been like pulling teeth.
I have received advice from
many people telling me I should
be more open to people, and I
should talk more and be active
in groups and organizations.
Although I have followed this
advice, no one seems to take an
interest in me.
What should I do? I have
been beating myself up about
this. Now I'm starting to get de-
pressed. -Lonely in New Or-
leans
DEAR LONELY: Cheer up.
If misery loves company, you
have plenty of it. Loneliness is
probably the No. 1 problem in
my mail. Everybody wants to
be well-liked. It's essential to a
Person's self-esteem to know
that others think he or she is
worth having as a friend. But
making friends doesn't always
come naturally. For many, it's a
Learned skill.
While joining groups and or-
ganizations is an excellent way
to meet others, before you do,
it's important to take a good
' look at yourself. Ask yourself
* why you find some other people
immediately attractive. Obvi-
ously, because they appeal to
you. Well, how do you appeal to
them? The expression on your
face can-be your greatest asset
or liability. Would you strike
up a conversation with some-
one who is wearing a perma-
nent-press frown? If that could
1e you, get rid of it.
If you walk down the street in
any foreign country in the world,
even though you may not under-
stand a word people are saying,
when you see a smile, you get
the message. It says, "I'm friend-
ly. I'm approachable."


My booklet "How to Be Pop-
ular" is filled with many tips on
how to become socially adept.
It can be ordered by sending a
business-size, self-addressed
envelope, plus a check or mon-
ey order for $6 (U.S. funds) to
Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet,
P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL
61054-0447. Shipping and han-
dling are included in the price.
The keys to popularity with
members of both sexes are: Be
kind. Be gracious. Be honest,
but be tactful. Be generous of
spirit, and always grateful for the
blessings that you have. Readers
of all ages have told me how
much this booklet has helped
them and people they know.
*DEAR ABBY: My son was
married eight years ago in a
ceremony attended by a small
number of family and friends.
The marriage lasted two years.
He is being married again, and
this time the ceremony will be
larger.
Would it be acceptable for
me to wear the same dress to
his second wedding as I wore
to his first? I love the dress and
it still fits. It was very expensive
and has been worn only once.
What do you think? Just
Wondering
DEAR JUST WONDERING:
Your son's first marriage did not
fail because of the dress you
wore to the ceremony and
the same will be true of this
one. Because the dress fits and
you love it, wear it and enjoy it.
You have my blessing.
Editor's note: Dear Abby is
written by Abigail Van Buren,
also known as Jeanne Phillips,
and was founded by her moth-
er, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear
Abby at www.DearAbby.com or
P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
90069.


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CUR PUPPY, Male, found on
Platts Bluff on 9/5. Call to
identify. (863)634-4525
Found 2 animals in the Pioneer
Plantation of Hendry County.
1 cow & 1 horse. Please call
(863)983-1440/674-4060
SMALL BREED DOG: Found in
Indian Town. Call to ID.
(863)357-3225


KEYS- For Honda Accord. If
found, please call
(863)763-0381 or turn in at
the Okeechobee City PD.
MIXED TERRIER, Older fe-
male, long hair, golden
brown w/little white, vic. of
CR 78 & Avalon St. Dearly
missed! (863)675-0142
NEXTEL PHONE: Black w/ sil-
ver & rubberized. Lost @
Platts Bluff, in vic. of Rope
Swing. (863)467-6960
PITBULL, black, clipped ears
& tail, white marking on
chest, green collar.
(863)357-2140/447-9952
REWARD for return of parrot,
green & grey, missing 1 toe,
banded, lost 8/19 Labelle
area. (863)675-7926
WALKER HOUND, (F),Spayed,
Tri-color. REWARD $1000. for
info leading to return
954-793-3203/863-634-7515


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








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Start $12-$15
per hr.

Apply in person
between
9am- pm

COOK & WAIT STAFF
Now Hiring
experienced cook & wait staff.
Apply in person @
Crossroads Restaurant.
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
(863)763-8333
CUSTOMER SERVICE
REPRESENTATIVE:
For Insurance Agency.
Must be licensed w/ 2 years
experience (minimum).
Competitive wages. Fax
resumes to: 863-467-7263
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Announcements ........100
Employment.......... .200
Financial ............. 300
Services .............. 400
Merchandise .......... 500
Agriculture ........... 800
Rentals ..............900
Real Estate ..........1000
Mobile Homes ........ 2000
Recreation ........... 3000
Automobiles ........ .4000
Public Notices ....... .5000




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* 2 items per household per
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CHICKENS- 9 & 6- 6wk old
kittens. 4-black, 2-gray &
white (863)467-6369
FILL AVAILABLE- First come-
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playful. Please call
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Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., a leader in thera-
peutic programs for youth at risk, has the follow-
ing opportunities available at our juvenile justice
program in Okeechobee FL:

Secretary: Perform a variety of clerical and ad-
ministrative duties including answering phones,
preparing correspondence, maintaining files,
and creating reports. H.S. diploma or equivalent,
and 2 yrs clerical exp pref. Must be proficient in
Microsoft Office.

Teacher: As a Teacher you'll be able to go beyond
the limitations of textbooks and rigid lesson
plans. It's an extraordinary opportunity to really
make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.
You'll do more than teach them...you'll reach
them. Bachelor's degree required (preferably in
Education). Must be eligible to obtain state
teaching certification. 2 yrs teaching exp pref.

Send Resume to:
Mr. Jones FAX: 863-357-0368
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*Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LFN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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


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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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tional OTR positions. Food
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petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
DRIVERS
WE'RE ALL ABOUT YOU!
Team or those wanting to team
Avg. Salary $54K/Annually
Paid all miles on HUB
SIGN-ON BONUS/HOME WEEKLY
Class "A" CDL W/Hazmat
1-800-428-0343
Pres option 1 Palm City
www.armellini.com
DRIVERS...ASAP! $1000+
Weekly 36-43cpm/$1.20pm
$0 Lease NEW Trucks
Teams Welcome CDL-A + 3
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Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sel-
Ing them In the classi-
feds.


-ELECTRICIANS-
& Apprentices
Min. 2 yrs. exp. needed for
National Electrical Contractor
for area project. Top Pay for
Top Performers. Drug test
required. For interview call
1-866-628-5726. EOE
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:
Need experienced
FINISH DOZER AND
TRACK HOE OPERATORS;
also END DUMP DRIVERS for
full time work. Drug-Free
Workplace. Healthcare and
401K benefits.
Call Optimum Services
at 863-467-2572.
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min. 1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001,9-5
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classified.


Our top driver made $54,780
in 2006 running our Florida
region. Home weekly and
during the week! 401k! Blue
Cross/Blue Shield! 1 Year
OTR experience required.
HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
landexpress.com.
PERMANENT PART-TIME
MERCHANDISERS. Driveline
Retail is seeking merchan-
disers with prior retail experi-
ence to service local stores.
No selling. Must be friendly
and a self starter. Hourly pay
plus bonus for performance.
Please send name, e-mail
address, city and state to:
efbaum@drivelineretail.com.
TRAVELING INDEPENDENT
SALES REP Max. Travel 6
hrs. from home. Gone M-F.
Commission Position. Com-
pany avg. pays $820.00/wk.
Call (800)225-6368, ext
333.


RAILROADS ARE looking for
experienced help. Train in
four to eight weeks to be-
come a Conductor, Welder,
Mechanical Locomotive, or
Carmen. Average salaries
$63,000. Tuition loans
available, (913)319-2603 /
(913)319-2658, www.Rail-
roadTraining.com.


RESIDENT MANAGER
Needed for:
Government Subsidized
Apartments in Okeechobee.
Maintenance experience
a MUST.
Apartment Rent, Electric
& Water is provided.
Please fax resume to:
863-683-4693


DRIVER NEEDED
F/T Class A CDL required.
Local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p



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ence, Paid training, Benefits,
Vacations. Call Today!
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including Federal Benefits
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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long distance toll costs. We
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
b& Bob Cat work
I ti alt-863-467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735'
Wanted to Buy 740


II

AC COMPRESSER- York, out-
side unit, 6 yrs old, good
shape. $300 (863)675-2348
CENTRAL AIR UNIT, 3 ton,
used. $450 (863)673-0920
MOBILE HOME UNIT, 31 ton,
2 yrs. old, $800.
(863)234-9901


ANTIQUE LANE CEDAR
CHESTS (2) old good cond.
Your choice $50 firm
(863)467-6805
MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT-
antique, w/fold down desk,
pigeon holes, lots of storage
$400 neg (863)467-6805
PRINTERS DRAWER, $20
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
ROCKER, $100
(863)634-0888


AIR CONDITIONER- Central
package unit, 3 ton York, 07
model, never installed,
$1650 (561)447-2122
CHEST FREEZER, Like new.
$150 (863)675-1113
DRYER- Energy Efficiency,
Kenmore. Less than a year
old. $400. (863)675-0548
DRYER- New Kenmore 80 Se-
ries, Gas, Used 3 mo., $525
new, Asking $200. or best of-
fer. (863)697-1945 aft 5pm
ELECTRIC RANGE- Maytag,
white, self cleaning, good
shape. $75 (863)675-2348
FRIDGERATOR- Kenmore,
Trio, White, 2 yrs old. Works
great. $800. (863)634-2171
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $275 (863)467-5616
STOVE: Electric, Brand new.
Never used. Paid $650. Ask-
iri $350.'(863)634-7905
STOVE, Kenmore, electric,
white & black, digital temp
settings, like new, $125.
(863)763-0180



BREAD MAKER, Toastmaster,
works great, exc. cond. $25
(954)632-8636 in LaBelle



ROBIN SHED- 12 x 24, galva-
nized, 4 windows, 2 doors.
$3000 (863)612-0992


WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.


MAGNA, women's, like new,
21 spd., 863-531-0093
MOUNTAIN BIKE- Mongoose,
Good condition. $50.
(863)467-4518
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person In town.



BOOKS- Harlequin & Sil-
houette, 500. $125 will sep-
arate. (863)635-5848



STORAGE SHEDS
Easy financing
Delivery included
800-330-8106
STORAGE UNIT/SHIPPING
CONTAINER- 40 ft, steel,
good cond, must sell. $1850
or best offer. (772)260-7633



Gutters Plus,
; LLC
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It wasn't raining when
Noah built the ark!
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and
Enclosures Carports
Call today for your
free estimate
(863) 634-3159
Lic. #OCSL2783-01
ALUMINUM ROOF PANS-
32) 10ft long, asking $200
863)763-3451 .
CHAIN LINK FENCING,
(4) 150ft. rolls, 6ft., used,
heavy gage construction
$200/all. (863)528-3235
WINDOWS, vinyl, with frames,
(7) 5x6 & (2) 3x6, $250 for
all. (863)357-3773


CARPET, Outdoor, Green.
Brand new. 12Ft. x 24 Ft.
$100. or best offer.
(863)763-4602


BABY SWING- Evenflo, Very
good condition. $30.00
(863)763-0959
BOOSTER SEAT, For car.
Latches. $25.
(863)634-7905
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CHANGING TABLE- With 2
drawers & 1 cabinet. Cherry
wood color. $65.
(863)763-4598
CLOTHES, Baby boy 6-9 mo,
Bath tub, Etc. All for $25.
(863)763-0959
CRIB- 3 in one, & Power
Wheels Car $125 or will sep
iS ''.35,.7136
STROttER," beautiful : New
MacLaren Techno XLR, ith
accessories. Pink/brown,
$200 (863)634-0571
TWIN BED- kids size, $30
(863)357-7136



CHINA-Lennox dinnerware
pattern, Starlight, svc. for 8,
as chosen for Whitehouse by
FDR, $1995. (863)467-7718
CRYSTAL DECANTER, Wedge-
wood, with 2 glasses, $150.
(863)467-7718


AVON COLOGNE BOTTLES
17) in the collection. $50
863)228-5149
HIGHWAYMEN PAINTING: By
Robert Butler. $1500.
(863)357-4595
LIGHTED DOLLHOUSE- Large.
$500 or best offer.
(863)357-0256
ORNAMENTAL, SWORDS (7)-
Must be over 18 to pur-
chase. $250 will separate.
(863)610-4204
PORCELIAN DOLL: By: Dolls
By Pat, Stands 2-3 F. Dress
/ purse / blonde / Blue eyes.
$300 neg. (863)467-2104



APPLE LAPTOP POWER
BOOK- G3 w/charger &
burned restore disk. $300
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
DELL LAPTOP- With carrying
case & printer, scanner, fax
machine. 3 mo. old. $1000.
or best offer. (863)634-2054
DELL P4 Complete. Window
XR Etc. $149. neg.
(863)517-2782 Tony
MONITOR- 19" Gateway,
beige, good picture. $15
(863)697-2033
PRINTER- HP DeskJet 710C.
Good condition. $15.
(863)357-3450


BED, oak, twin & small ar-
moire w/nitestand, $350 will
sell separately.
(863)675-8872
BR SUITE, 7 pcs, white, bam-
boo style, dresser, chest, 2
night stands, complete full
bed. $250 (863)467-7659
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end table
set. Lt wood colonial. $125
neg. Won't divide.
(863)675-4098 Pm's LaBelle
COMPUTER TABLE- On
wheels, Good shape. $20.
(863)467-4518
COUCH- Large, Maroon, Good
condition. $20. Call anytime.
(863)763-3830 or 697-6507
COUCH- Large, maroon, good
condition. $20 or best offer.
(863)697-6507 or
(863)763-3830 Iv msg
COUNTER STOOLS- 3, Good
condition. $30. will separate.
(863)675-5737


DINING ROOM TABLE w/ 4
chairs. Heavy. Sturdy. $100.
(863)634-0888
DINING TABLE- Oval shaped
w/leaf & 6 padded chairs,
good condition. $75
(863)763-6854
DINING TABLE, solid, heavy,
dark maple, w/2 leafs & 4
matching chairs, $175 or
best offer. (863)467-0627
DINING TABLE w/6 Matching
Chairs & leaf. Heavy Duty.
Real wood. Caramel finish.
$500. (863)697-2032
DOUBLE DRESSER- 6 draw-
ers, all solid wood. $50
(863)763-7989
GIRLS FULL SIZE BED- &
matching dresser w/hutch,
good cond, white washed
wood. $400 (863)357-3092
GLIDER ROCKER & OTTO-
MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
lent condition. $50
(863)675-5737
KIDS TWIN EBUNK BEDV Ll hi
w,:d] '.'v.di on' rid ,'
dresser on other, very good
cond. $350 (863)357-3092
KING SIZE BED- Split box, 1
pc mattress, excellent condi-
tion. $300 or best offer
(863)517-0664
LOVESEAT- Hide a bed,
.grey/green, very good condi-
tion, $140 (863)227-4449
LOVESEAT SLEEPER- Pink,
Excellent condition. $150.
(863)697-6618
NEW THERAPEUTIC Magnetic
King Mattress- New $1100
asking $500 (863)357-5754
QUEEN SIZE MAGNIC MAT-
TRESS- Originally $1300,
will sell for $200 or best of-
fer. (863)357-1560
RECLINER/ROCKER- Over-
sized, Green leather, Exc.
cond. Pd $600. asking $250.
(863)763-7443 Lv msg
SECTIONAL COUCH- 7', Cush-
ions in good condition.
White. $300. or best offer.

(863)674-0950
SECTIONAL SOFA- 3pc, great,
shape, 7 feet long, $175
(863)697-8507
TABLE- Wrought iron, glass
top, w/2 matching chairs.
$100 (863)763-5163
WOOD DESK- Light blue, 2
pcs. Great for computer or
nail station. Ex. c.cond. $75.
or best offer (863)697-6618



EZ-GO GOLF CART '93- good
battery, tires, working lights,
$850. (863)697-0136
GOLF CART- E-Z Go, Gas w/
dumper. Work horse. Good
cond. $2500 561-762-3309


RIFEL:AR 15 w/Scope. $750.
(863)638-3448 or
(863)632-0995
RIFLE- Howa, model 1500 Cal
270 w/Simmons 3-9x 40
scopes. Like new $825. or
best offer. (863)946-3731
RIFLE SCOPES, (2), BSA
Deerhunter 3, 9x40 & Sim-
mons 8 pt., $100 will sell
sep. (863)885-1172 LaBelle



CROSSBOW WORKOUT MA-
CHINE, Welder, 1 year old.
Paid $700, asking $200 or
best offer. (863)675-0609
EXCERSIZER- TONY Little
Gazelle, heavy duty. good con-
dition. $100. (863)763-0625
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
NORDIC TRACK, Elliptical Ma-
chine, Model 998, Excellent
condition. Asking $250.
(863)467-6192
TEETER POWER II- Motorized
Inversion table, used very lit-
tle, like new, $800
(863)675-3017 Joe


TREAD MILL, Pro Form, Fold
up. Estate sale. Works fine.
$80. (561)996-6107
TREADMILL, Nordic Track
Walk Fit. $35
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
TREADMILL, space-saver, in-
clines & variable speed,
$200. (863)675-2236
WEIGHT SET- $300 For more
information, call
(863)983-7457



BUFFER- 20" drive pad, 2
years old. Perfect condition.
$500. (863)634-0733


MENS WATCH, 14k gold nug-
get, 107 grams. $850 or
best offer. (239)657-8493


POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. Now
$760.'(863)763-6907
SAFETY BED RAIL- Chrome
plated, 'Padded, Orig. $85.
Asking $45. (863)467-9447
WHEEL CHAIR, Used only 1x.
4 pronged Cane & Bedside
Commode, Never used.
$300. neg. (863)467-6960


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high. paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-.
neTidewaterTech.com.
BEDDING SET, full size, rever-
sible comforter, bed skirt &
Sshams, Southwestern color,
$40. (863)675-2892
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
FEATHERBED, full size, used
3 weeks, $60.
(863)675-2892
GENERATOR, Elite Series,
5550 watts, brand new, still
in box, $600 or best offer.
(863)467-0668
PAINTING- Large, 52 x 40,
Beautiful. Ocean landscape.
$200 or' best offer.
(863)357-1560
TOP SOIL- $20 per yard plus
hauling. Call Travis
(863)634-7076



ELECTRIC GUITAR- BC Rich,
Beast Brass City lim ed,
Body Art Coil-Skate the Plan-
et Ser. $350 (863)674-0098


AQUARIUMS- 3, 10 gal. ea.
Includes Stands, Pumps, Fil-
ters, Etc. $40.
(863)610-1276
BREEDER AQUARIUM- 20 gal-
lons. Pre-drilled." $25
(863)467-9621
CHIHUAHUA/PIT MIX PUP-
PIES- Free to good homes.
(863)634-0566.
CURR DOG- 8 mo old, Male,
all tan, shots & de wormed.
$100 (863)528-4444
CURR/BULLDOG MIX- 8 mo
old, Female, shots & de
wormed. $100
(863)528-4444
DOG KENNEL, chain link, 4'x6',
pd $175, asking $125.
(863)763-4598


Thinking about new carpets?
et one of our professionals help you!

FLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
513 S.W Park Street (863) 763-7131


FERRET, female, 1 yr. old,
$50. (863)357-0564
FISH TANK- 50 gallon w/wood
cabinet & accessories. $225
or best offer. (239)657-8493
IGUANAS- 2, Large, Nice
cage, Sunlight with timer.
$175. or best offer.
(863)467-7415
MALE PUG- Has papers, need
to sell immediately, 3 yrs
old. $500 or best offer
(863)634-3292
MALTESE, male & female,
Shots & papers. $450 & up.
(863)983-1970
MALTESE/POODLE MIX-
white, 2 yrs old male, friend-
ly, has vaccinations & vet
record $400 (863)697-0465
MINI DACHSHUND- female, 8
wks old, with papers $350
(863)634-2479
RED NOSE PITT, 7 mos old
with micro chip, $150
(863)634-2479
RING NECK DOVES, (2pr),
normal color male, blonde
female. $40 will separate
(863)675-2541
VATS (3)- 1-210 gal rectangle,
1-300 gal round & 1-500 gal
round. Pre-drilled. $235 will
separate. (863)467-9621



JACUZZI TUB w/ Hardware.
Never used. $300 or best of-
fer. (863)763-3863



SEWING MACHINE: Pfaff,
Commercial grade w/ table.
$500. (863)467-6192
SEWING MACHINE- Tippman,
leather, all attachments, paid
$3000 sell for $1000
(863)675-3032 after 1pm


BASS FISHING SOFT PLAS-
TICS- Large assortment,
name brands. $450
(863)634-1479
BOWLING BALL, ladies, 10
lb., Ayrway Mustang,
tan/gold, marble, exc. cond.
& bag, $40. (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL, mens, black
Columbia 300, 16 lb., good
cond., w/black bag, $30.
(863)357-3779
COMPOUND BOW, Robin
Hood model, 6 arrow, $70 or
best offer. (863)697-9014
PING PONG TABLE- Good
condition. $30.
(863)675-2235
ROD & REEL COMBO- Abu
Garcia spinning reel w/65 Ib
power pro line & med action
rod. $50. (863)885-1172
SURFBOARD, Davo, 7', $200.
(863)357-4595
TABLE- For boat or motor
home, rectangular, re-
movable, two legs, like new.
$30 (863)697-2033



AMP 400 Watt, 2 Channel,
Gothic Series. $75
(239)938-4559
AUDIO AMP- P3000.1, good
watts. $450 or best offer.
(863)634-6476
SPEAKERS (2)- 12" Pioneer,
in free bass, no port box,
ood cond, works great.
300 neg. (863)697-3248
SPEAKERS, 4- 2" Punch P2, 8
ohm, $300. Will separate.
(863)634-5888


MAGNAVOX- 11", Works
great. $25. (863)763-0669
MAGNAVOX TV- 36", color,
like new, used a few times,
$300 (863)697-8507
RCA XL100 TV- 25", Cable
ready, antennae & remote.
$100 (863)674-0098
TOSHIBA, 36", flat screen,
exc. cond., $500.
(302)422-2443 after 6pm
TV, BIG SCREEN, 52" Toshiba,
Works good. Asking $450.
(863)697-2032


GENERATOR, '06 Briggs &
Stratton, 5,550 watts, 8,550
starting watts, used 3 days.
$450 (863)467-0215
MITRE SAW, RYOBI, electric,
$50. (863)763-4100
ONAN GENERATOR-elec start,
gas operated, runs good, out
of motor home $200
(863)612-5676
PRESSURE CLEANER, elec-
tric, $60. (863)763-4100
SHOPSMITH- $900 or best of-
fer. (863)357-0256
TABLE SAW, Craftsman, w/ex-
tenders on wheels & other
assorted tools, $600 or best
offer. (863)467-0627


TOOL BOX- Snap On, 7 draw-
ers, Cool Blue, Like new,
$1700. (863)484-0922
Okee. area.


PLAYSTATION 2- Console
w/all hook-ups, controllers,
32 PS2 & 12 PS1 games.
$350 neg (863)467-6790


VCR- Sharp, 1 yr old, and 30
+ movies, 1 triple X. $80 for
all. (772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce


VHS TAPES- Between 600 &
700. All in good shape. $500
will separate.
(863)635-5848


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



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




TRACTOR, Farmall Cub, new
eng., new tires, 60" belly
mower, back blade + disc,
$3500. (863)763-2763
TRACTOR, JCD Combination,
1996, 214 Series, 4WD, new
tires, good condition.
$18,000 (561)202-4136


CORDURA SADDLE- 15" Cam-
el/Brown, hardly used. $150-
(863)675-4098 Call even-
ings. LaBelle



CRAFTSMAN WEED TRIM-
MER-EDGER- like new,
heavy duty, $80
(863)675-3017 Joe
LAWN TRACTOR, Yanmar,
Diesel, Bush Hog & Box
Blade. $2500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
PUSH MOWER, Murray Select,
22", 4.5hp, new blades, exc.
cond. $60 (954)632-8636 in
LaBelle
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Craftsman, hydro, 20hp, 42"
cut, $500. 863-675-7155
ROTOR TILLER- Sears, Good
condition. Runs good. 8 hp
engine. $300
(561)790-3681


BARE BACK HORSE BUCKING
RIG- new, $400
(863)675-3032 after 1pm


Rentals

a g RENTED

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



$199/Mo! 4BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st& security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
-KINGS BAY-
3BR/2BA Duplex
$850 mo.
863-634-5283.
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$750-$850/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. 561-346-1642.
OAK LAKE VILLA, 2BR/2BA,
$850 mo. Call
(863)467-1933
OKEECHOBEE, Backlash RV
Park Apt, 1 br available on the
Rim Canal. Call for details.
(863)763-7783
TWO DUPLEXES FOR RENT,
3BR, 1BA, with W/D connec-
tions. $750/mo & $800/mo
$1500 or $1600 to move in.


Call (863)763-4414



KINGS BAY, 2BR, 1BA,
appliances included.
$700/mo. 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)763-2414


I Home Improv


BA., Near Kissimmee River.
C/Air. Large lot w/lots of
trees. 15609 State Rd. 70W.
$79,000. Additional lot next
to home also for sale for
$35,000. (561)746-5852


MONTURA RANCHES- 1 1/4
acre, $20,000 firm
PIONEER PLANTATION- 2 1/2
acre $39,000
MUSE- 100 x 100 corner lot,
$15,000 OR $60,000 for all
3 properties (954)418-8868


BASSWOOD ESTATE,
1/2 acre lot, $21,900.
1-800-840-4310.
www.letsgolandllc.com


I Home Improv


Gated community, under-
ground utilities 1,100 acres
of open space, spectacular
mountain views. Great pri-
mary/ secondary home.
Recreation galore! Call To-
day for appointment!
(866)696-5263 X 2563.



TREASURE ISLAND, 3br, 3ba,
Screened in ground pool,
Many other extras. $275K.
(863)467-7124
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


I~pecial Notice


OAK LAKE VILLAS, 2 Bdrm., 2
Ba., Condo. $950 mo. Call
(863)763-2838
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $750/mo.
Includes lawn & water.
(954)290-0861


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$22,500! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES
3br, 2ba & 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, bring pets, 1000/mo
& up. (561)723-2226
BASSWOOD- Affordable New
3/2/2, $1100/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. Will consider an option
to buy. (772)216-4873
BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BA's,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495.
CBS, 2br/lba, near library,
$900 mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep., incl. appl's., fenced
backyard. (863)697-6412
DIXIE RANCH ACRES- 3ba,
2ba, Great/Rm, Carport.
$1100. mo.
1-800-543-2495
Never Rent Again! Buy,
5BR/2BA $38,000! Only
$302/Mo! 3/BR $11,000! 5%
down 20 years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
w/den, has pole barn (spins)
on 1 1/3 acres, Pets OK,
$900/mo w/lst, last & sec.
or will sell $150,000. Call
863-885-1401 or 634-7723
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
R-BAR, 4br, 2ba, Gar., 2.5 ac.,
Lawn maint. included.
$1395. mo. 863-801-9163
TREASURE ISLAND: 3br/2ba.
2007 Dble. Wide, waterfront,
nice quiet dead end street.
$1000. mo. 954-610-5345
TREASURE ISLAND, Water-
front, 2BR/1BA, fenced, wa-
ter, sewer, cable tv & elec.
incl., $875 mo.
(954)610-5345



WATERFRONT: 2BR, 1V BA
Treasure Island. Fenced yd.
$875 mo. (772)359-6584
mardelvar@comcast.net.
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classifleds


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



0% Down When you own land.
Modular, Mobile, & Stilt
Homes. Come visit our Plant
City Model center with over
20 model homes to view
(800)622-2832.
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3654 NW 5th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809

MUST SEE MODULAR
Too many amenities to list
We will place it on your lot
Financing available
800-330-8106
NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT!
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
OKEE, 3BR, 1BA, Detached
garage/workshop, CBS const.
$109,000 Call Jenny
(561)379-4630
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, CBS, re-
modeled, tiled, new apple, en-
closed tiled Fla room, lg
carport, 2 drives, oak cabl-
nets, Must See!, $179,900
(863)357-0391 for appt.
OKEECHOBEE: Newly
remodeled, 4br, 2 ba, Den,
1/2 acre, new roof, A Must
See! $165,000
(863)824-6112 or
(772)349-8637
WOOD FRAME HOME: 2 BR, 1


WEST OF FOUR SEASONS,
3.25 acre lot, zoned double-
wide mobile home or built
home, paved road, clean
neighborhood, shade trees,
2 miles East of town.
$55,000 or best offer.
(863)634-3329



1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado
Mountain Ranch. 35 ACRES
$49,900. Priced for Quick
Sale. Overlooking a majestic
lake, beautifully treed, 360
degree mountain views, ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ
Terms. (866)353-4807.
A Mountain Retreat! 3 BR
HOME/ 15 ACRES Enjoy
great mtn views, privacy, &
your own trophy trout
stream! Backs up to Jeffer-
son Nat'l Forest. State road
frontage A perfect getaway!
$294,900. Call now
(877)202-2727
A MTN BARGAIN! 11+ AC-
$159,900 Wooded, rolling
hills surrounded by Nat'l For-
est. Enjoy 4 season outdoor
recreation! Fully buildable.
Close to cultural attractions.
A wilderness lover's para-
dise! Call (877)777-4837.
AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake Over 800 miles
of wooded shoreline Four
Seasons- Call
(888)291-5253 Or visit
Lakeside Realty www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com.
ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION!
Near Tucson, Football Field
Sized Lots. $0 Down/$0 In-
terest, $159/Month ($18,995
total). FREE INFORMATION.
Money Back Guarantee!
(800)682-6103 Op#10.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
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chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
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Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Direct Private Access to Jef-
ferson Nat'l Forest. One of a
kind land offering mix of
hardwood forest & pristine
pasture. Incredible mtn
views. Only $119,000.
www.NationalForest-
Land.com.
Estate Homesites in Gated
Lakefront Communities on
Pristine Lake's in beautiful
Western North Carolina Call
Now (800)709-LAKE.
EXCLUSIVE ESTATES! Very
rare estates being offered for
1st time: Unique waterfall es-
tate. 120 acre gentleman's
farm: View @ www.trout-
streamestates.com.:
GORGEOUS N.C. MOUNTAIN
HOMESITES 3-7 Acres from
just $79,900 MINUTES TO
ASHEVILLE N.C. Enjoy
sweeping mountain views, A
mile of.river frontage and
walking trails. Amenities in-
clude gated entrance, com-
munity lodge. & Riverside
BBQ area. Excellent Financ-
ing Available. GRAND OPEN-
ING Saturday, October 13th
Call Today! (877)890-5253
X 2987.
LAKE EUFALA, ALABAMA Ac-
cess to lake with community
slips. Homesites starting at
$39,990. Clubhouse, nature
trails & other amenities. Call
now for appointment, and
save on closing costs!
(866)339-2555.
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- Gated Lakefront
Community of the NC Blue
Ridge Mtns. 90 miles of
Shoreline start $99,000. Call
Now (800)709-LAKE.
Move to the Smoky Mountains
3/4-3 acre tracts starting at
$79,900. 15 min from Pi-
geon Forge Gatlinburg. Low
taxes Low crime. Majestic
Mountain Views
(888)215-5611 x101
www.mountainhightn.com.
Mtn Land Bargains. Large
trout stream properties w/
nat'l forest frontage. Go to:
www.valandsale.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 2 acres with
great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls & large pub-
lic lake nearby, $69,500. Call
now (866)789-8535.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
Outstanding Mtn Views Tro-
phy Trout Stream 6.5 AC -
$119,000 Secluded VA mtn
acreage, private access to
Jefferson Nat'l Forest,
buildable terrain. Asphalt rds
w/ electric & phone, EZ
terms. Call owner
(304)262-2770
SOUTHERN COLORADO 5
Acre Homesites $59,900
GRAND OPENING SALE
SEPTEMBER 15TH &16TH.








OkAnchnbee News. Wednesday. September 19. 2007


Mobile Homes
TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass &
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br, 2ba trailer, 60hp Evinrude mtr.,
S I Lake access, quiet area, w/troll. mtr. & fish locator,
$700/mo., 1st, last & sec. $2500. (863)763-7871
Mobile Home Lots 2005 dep (561)743-4331
Mobile Home- Parts 2010 A IA
Mobile Homes. Rent 2015 Recrea tion GMC CAMPER VAN '86- Hight
Mobile Homes Sale 2020 top, Mechanically restored,
WReceipts, $2500. or trade for
Sauto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
Boats 3005 JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Campers./RVs 3010 Edition, 29 ft, complete.
ANCIENT OAKS, 55+, Jet Skiis 3015 $2500 or best offer.
1BR/1BA, water, sewer, Marine Accessories 3020 (772)215-3500/597-0463
cable tv incl., $550 mo. Marine Miscellaneous 3025 POP UP CAMPER, 1999 Cole-
(954)610-5345 Motorcycles 3030 man, 13 Ft. 3 In. Long.
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2 Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 $1500 Firm. (239)657-8549
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease, POP-UP CAMPER-'91, Sleeps
starting @c. dp. 860/mo-7 63-4031000 6, Cold A/C, Bathroom, Can-
se dep. 863-763-4031 vas & all in good condition.
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits ALUM BOAT, 13ft., 15hp $3500. Neg. (863)697-1206
on 5 acres, well fenced. Johnson, with roll on trailer,
$1100/mth. $1900 sec dep. runs great. $1000 or best of-
954-261-1268 fer. (863)763-5631
LABELLE, New 3BR/2BA dbl TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
wide, w/d, 2.5 acres, fenced, ALUM. BOAT- 14', w/galva- alum louver, fits full size
owner mows, good credit, nized trailer. New lights & Chevy/GMC. Cost $450 new
d/w. $1100. (239)910-5115 35# Trolling motor. $1500. Asking $300. 863-697-9704
OKEE., 2R 2a Unn on Ca- or best offer. (863)946-3731
nal. Easy access to lake. Close BASS BOAT- '80, Champion, -r ie I
to town $650mo + Sec 16', 115hp Merc. eng.,
772-794-2438 or 538-8183 $3300 of new parts. Must BOAT MOTOR, Outboard, 150
see! $5000. (863)634-3808 hp Johnson. Last ran 3 yrs.
Z BELL RIDER 15 Ft. w/ 40 hp ago. $350. (863)763-1370
Mercury motor & trolling mo- GHEENE: 154, new seats
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba. tor w/ trailer. $2000. GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced (863)467-5906 N/troin 4 toke outraboarhd
back yard, front porch. Will Nissan 4 stroke outboard.
lease w/option to buy. $700/ BOAT, 14 Ft., Aluminum, $1450 neg (863)697-9704
month. Owner financing. VHaul w/ trailer. No motor. LIFE VESTS- Steams, Valued
(863)634-3451. $200. (863)467-5906 at $370. Asking $175. for all.
BOAT, 15 Ft. 6 In., Alumicraft. Or will separate.
READY TO-MOVE IN 60 hp Mercury. Magic tilt (863)763-0669
2 or 3 Bedrooms trailer. $4500 or best offer. OUTBOARD MOTOR- 141 HP
OWN for as little (863)983-2002 RuT D M d. $300.
As $1500 down Runs good. $300.
800-330-8106 BOAT, 161f, with galvanized (561)790-3681
trailer, 35hp engine, runs OUTBOARD MOTOR- 55 hp
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA, good, 4 seats, carpeted. Ev 55
w/deck, incl. app's, $65 900 (863)983-2872 Evi oremodst o5564r.
mo. + sec. dep., 8022 Hwy. $400 or best offer.
441 SE. 863-697-6412 BOAT TRAILER, 14ft., single (863)946-0943
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW axle. $400 (863)528-3235
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A, GHEENOE BOAT- 13 ft, trailer,
boat dock, adults only. 15 hp Evinrude, troll & mo- DIRT BIKE- TTR50, '06, Runs
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500 tor, live well, fishing mach. great. $800. (863)634-2171
sec. (954)260-1933 $1500 (863)517-2077
ATERFRONT RERT HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
WATERFRONT PROPERTY GLASS STREAM BASS BOAT TER '88- Runs great, selling
Okeechobee 3br, 2ba, Lake '89- Good cond, like new trlr, due to health. $3000 Call
access-when lake is up, No 80hp Johnson, needs starter. (727)457-3699 Ft Basinger
pets. $1150 mos t & sec. $1200 neg (863)673-0546
dep. (561)927-8211 HONDA 250 REBEL '96- 1
Available 11/19/07' JON BOAT, 16 Ft., $200 or owner, very clean, 4600
best offer. (863)467-4497 miles. $1995 or best offer.
Sl2n02 JON BOAT- 17ft on '01 boat (740)336-0199
trailer, 60 hp Evinrude motor, Mc's- 110cc Super Bike 4/spd
BANK REPO'S '02 elect trolling motor. 4 stroke, Beta 50cc Racing
MOVE TO YOUR LAND $4000 (863)763-8614 Dirt Bike, MicroBike 50cc 2
Mobile Home Angels KAYAK, 16', Hydra Sea Run- stroke. $1300. (863)801-1745
561-385-4694 ner, poly, $50. SUZUKI KATANA 600F '94-
MUST SEE MODULAR (863)531-0093 Runs great! $2000 or best
Too many amenities to list LOWE PONTOON BOAT -'84- offer. (863)2285044 any-
We will place it on your lot 21 ft, 40 hp Johnson & trail- tme:
Financing available er. $2500 (863)763-3551 SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
800-330-8106 MONARK 16- Bass boat Mint condition, runs good.
60hp Merc, galv trlr, new Bi- $2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
MUST SELL! mini top, depth finder, steer- or (863)357-2271
Zone 2 ing, $2800 (772)878-2598 p l -
3 Bed 2 Bath
Delivered & Setup OUTBOARD MOTOR, '41,
(863)983-3016 Sears, runs good, $500 or
best offer. (863)763-2510 FOUR WHEELER: HONDA
READY TO MOVE IN askforWebb 2003 450 ES, 4x4, $3500.
HEADY T V IN 561-719-9496
2 or 3 Bedrooms TRACKER PONTOON BOAT
OWN for as little '88- 20 ft, w/70 hp Johnson, GO CART- With 3 hp engine.
As $1500 down no trailer, runs good. $1500 All it needs is a sprocket &
800-330-8106 (863)634-3605 chain. $50 (863)763-4209


V ilb err
GOLFF CARS



Sherri Enfinger, Manager v
863763
315 S. ParrottAvenue O



HONDA 300 EX '02- Perfor-
mance package, good condi-
tion. $2000 (828)371-5412
Port LaBelle area
HONDA 400EX 4-WHEELER,
really good condition, garage
kept. $3500 or best offer.
(863)697-9763
HONDA RECON 4 WHEELER-
'03, 250cc Green, Excel-
lent shape. $1900.
(863)697-0424
JEEP BUGGY, 4 cyl Willys, 31"
military tires, 20ft. trailer &
ramp. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-7041
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $4000
(863)357-7075/697-0442


SUNLITE, '97, 21', with new
roof put on in '05, $4800 or
best offer. (863)528-2810


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4051)
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK CENTURY, '95, 4 dr, 6
cyl, white, needs office tube
for a/c, good shape, $1600.
(863)763-3982
CHEVY NOVA '74- 4 door
w/out engine and trans, good
for parts. $300
(863)763-4209
CROWN VICTORIA '81- 5.0
(302) engine, runs good,
gray. $800 or best offer.
(863)261-1920/357-6161
FORD F250 '86- 4x4, asking
$800 (863)261-7593
GEO PRISM 1996, $1000 or
best offer. Call
.863-228-6172
HONDA ACCORD '95, 4 doors,
auto, runs great. $3500
(863)228-5174


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Community Events


Addiction consultation offered
Problems with drug or alcohol addiction in someone you know,
but don't know where to turn? The Drug Rehab Resource service can
.give you the help you need. Contact the Drug Rehab Resource at (866)
649-1594 for a free confidential consultation. Or, go to the website at
www.drugrehabresource.net.

Cancer support group to meet
The Okeechobee Cancer Support Group will meet the first Thurs-
day of each month. Each meeting will be held from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. in room 113 at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St. Can-
cer patients, survivors and supporters are all invited. The group will
share stories and encourage each other as we take this journey. This
support group will provide participants with information, resources,
support, guest speakers and devotional time and will help comfort
during either your battle or you loved one's battle with cancer. For
information, call the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171.

Church hosting fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community Church will be holding a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every other Saturday starting at 6:30 a.m.,
and a women's fellowship every other Monday starting at 6:30 a.m.
For information or if you need transportation to and from these activi-
ties, call (863) 467-1733.

Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade to graduation or other,
please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at (863)
763-8906 or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.

OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making
plans for their 20th reunion. Any members of the class of'88 are asked
to e-mail your name, address and phone number to Larry Peterson,
class president, at ohsl988reunion@yahoo.com. We will update you
after each planning committee meeting. Also, if you have any ideas or
would like to be on the committee let us know in your e-mail.

Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning
at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information,
call (863) 357-3053.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863)
462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

Narcotics group to meet Tuesdays
Narcotics Anonymous will begin meeting every Tuesday at noon.
Meetings will be held at the Just For Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E.,
Suite K. For information, call (863) 634-4780.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call. Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.


OSAC to meet monthly
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition is alive and ready to
meet the needs of our troubled youth who are under the influence of
alcohol/drugs. The meetings are the second Tuesday of each month
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. in the fellowship
hall at 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided at no charge. For information
call the Coalition at (863) 462-0040.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from -the Okeechobee High School class
of 1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to ohs-
98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if.appropriate, ad-
dress, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.


VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members --
sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers -- of those serv-
ing in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf. The Post is spon-
soring Operation Shoebox and would like to send packages to active'
military personnel from Okeechobee. Please call (863) 697-2930, or
e-mail Cheryl@oacenterprises.com.

Florida Motorcycle and Rod rally planned
The Florida Gang Investigators Association and the Gang Free
Florida Initiative along with Splinter Productions is presenting the first
annual "Gang Free Florida Motorcycle and Rod Rally." The purpose of
this event is to raise funds and awareness to combat the recruitment
of our kids being faced with the gang lifestyle. FGIA and Splinter Pro-
ductions would like to give these kids a better choice. There will be
live music, food, drawings and numerous contests all day long, prizes
will be given out every hour. Children 12 and under are free. For every-
one else $5 in advance will cover a weekend pass or $10 at the gate for
both days. Tickets include parking, access to all events, hourly draw-
ings, vendors, music and shows. All proceeds will go to the FGIA. This
event is open to the public, but all must conduct themselves accord-
ingly. No coolers, no drugs or weapons of any kind. Zero tolerance.
Alcohol will be available. This event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10
and Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Agri-Civic Center, 4200 U.S. 70 east. Gates
will open at 9 a.m. for information call (863)634-4151, (863) 634-8980
or (863) 634-6641.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FP's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to custom-
ers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help, call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at
a later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.


Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and oth-
er items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated
items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the com-
munity. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are
good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at
CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic HIV/
AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment re-
quirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of
a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the
local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.

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

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101
S. Parrott Ave., on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-
8360. 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.


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JEEP HARDTOP & 2 full steel. CARGO TRAILER, 12'x7', dou-
doos, fits '87-'95 Wrangler ble doors in back, side door, Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing
SYJ, $500. (863)233-3782 enclosed. $1700
PICK UP TRUCK CAP- White (561)261-0766 The Forida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation & Parks
PICK TRUCK CAP- hiteannounces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
aluminum from 6 1/2 ft Da- SINGLE AXLE TRAILERS- 2, DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
kota. $150 (863)675-5929 Good condition. $200. Will
TOrtona separate. (863)675-1862 PLACE: Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee.
Florda 34972
i REAR CARGO COVER, For'99 TRAILER, 6'x11', Heavy duty, GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Seek public comment
'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee. new pressure treated wood regarding park management and land use for Okeechobee atileield before the
ww.gilbert-golfcars.com $60 (239)289-2896 deck, mounted toolbox. developmentof management plan forthepark.
-6434 RIMS, Chrome, low profile, 4 $650 neg. (863)946-1764 A copy of the agenda maybe obtained by contacting: Mark Nelson, Park Manager
keechobee, FL 34974 lug, off of Honda Civic, TTTROkeechobee Battefield at(561)744-9814 or mail Mark Nelson@dep.state.f.us).
$250. (863)801-4635 UTILITY TRAILER- 8' Xl 8' en-
$250. (863)801-4635 closed, tandem wheels, side Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
I SUPER SWAMPER BOGGERS, door, rear overhead door. ing special accommodations to participate in this workshp/meeting is asked to
SUPER WA, door, rear ea oor. vise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting:
38.5x11.00x16 on 16x8 Pro $1600 (863)763-2692 Okeechobee Battlefield at (561) 744-9814. If ou are hearing or speech impaired,
GLHS DODGE CARROLL comp Rims, 6 lug. 500 mls. please contact the agency using the Floria Relay Service, 1(800)9558771
SHELBY DAYTONA- '87, # $800 neg. (863)763-7009 (TDD) or1(800)955-870 (Voice).
car 632 of 1000 made. r l For more information, you may contact Mark Nelson, Park Manager at
car $50 63)634572 4 TIRES & RIMS- For a 4 wheel- (561) 744-9814 or emai (Mark.Nelson@dep.state.fl.us).
$500. (863)634-5742 er, brand new, never been 23803 ON 9/16-22/07
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '77- used. $250 for all 4.
All original, a/c, pw, pl, runs (863)634-8543 .. .
od, needs roof repair. TIRES- 2 Continental P blic Notices
2500(863)447-0148 225/50ZR 16 02W. 80% P 1 111
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1991, tread. Made in Germany $90.
92K mis. Runs great. Cold (863)357-3450 il
A/. $2499. Firm. TIRES (4), 17" low profile
(954)914-2423 L688, ng Long, new. $350
MERCURY MARQUIS 1985, (239)938-4559 Public Notice 5005
.Runs good. Ice cold A/C. TRIUMPH MC PARTS-Motor, State Public- 5500
o$900 or best offe TRU r Legal Notice 5500
Q$900 or best offer. Carbs..& more. $800. or will Legalo
(863)467-4497 separate. (863)467-2609 f: ?
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93-17" c, -
Moma's, runs good. $1500 I IjK IN THE CIRCUIT COURTINANDTY, FLORIDA
(239)210-1475 PROBATE DIVISION
CHEVY SILVERADO '87- 1 CASE NO. 2007-CP-187
NISSAN 200SX '95- In really owner very clean, ever IN RE: ETATE OF
goodcondition i/out Have thing works $395 PATRICK JOSEPH McCARTHY,
2 autos, must sell 740)336-0199 a/kaPATRICKJ.McCARTHY,
$2100. (863)357-0037 Okee. Deceased
l DODGE 2500- '86, 4x4, Flat- NOTICETOCREDITORS
1 bed, 17-40 Ground Hog (Summary Administration)
tires, Hunt truck $1200. Firm The most important
CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500 (772)263-0013 20 of our d TOALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
(863)763-3551 20 minutes of your day DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
(863)763-3551 DODGE RAM 1500- '96, Re- s te t s i ESTATE:
FIAT X19'S '79 & '81- Restore built motor & trans. H/D sus- ime You are hereby notified that an Order De-
or parts cars. Both $400 or pensionvTow pkg. $3500. or with your child from termining Homestead Status of Real
best offer. (772)283-1368 best offer. (863)801-1745 birth to age nine. stand rdeof Summarye A
birth to agemioniirabn has been entered In the
FORD FAIRLINE 500- '65, 2 FORD 100 '70, 360 motor, 3 estate of PATRICK JOSEPH
000. or best speed on column. $900 McCARTHY, iika PATRICK J.
door hardtop. $1000. or best speed on column. $900 McCARTHY Deceased, Rie Number
offer. (863)357-1959 (865)789-16477-cP87, by the Circuit Court o
offered (863)357-1959 (865)789-1647 Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Fo urW l FORD F150- '86, Side bins, Division, the address of which is 312
new tires. Runs excellent. N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeecho-
4035rs ^ Rns x lt CHEVY CONVERSION VAN bee, Florida 34972; that the decedent's
$800. (863)467-2609 '95- Needs fuel pump. $600 date of death was August 2, 2007;
that the total estate consists of exempt (
HUNTING BUGGY- 4x4, runs FORD F250 '95, Utility bed, (863)612-0992 homestead real property and exempt
good, 6 cylinder, $650 or a/c, alarm, looks & runs personal property; that the names and
best offer (863)763-2476 good. $3400(863)261-6593 CHEVY LUMINA 1994, $1000. addresses of those to whom it has
best offer (863)763 6 (863)763-2352 Leave mes- been assigned by such order are:
JEEP CHEROKEE 1991, 4wd, FORD F350, '88, 18' car haul- sage. PHYLLIS H. EUBANKS, 1004 S.W. 3rd
6 cyl., PS, PB, AC. Good er, Warn winch, cold air, cd, Avenue, Okeechobee, orida 34974
school / work vehicle. $600. runs great, $5500 neg. CHEVY VAN, 1991 3/4 ton, JEANETTE H. BLOUNT, 1187 N.E. 3rd
(863)357-5725 anytime. (863)357-1784/634-2454 cold a/c, new paint & tires, Circle, Okeechobee, Florida34972
$2000 or. best offer.ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
JEEP WRANGLER, '95, 4 cyl., FORD F-350 DUALLY '87- 460 (863)234-9901 ALE THATED PERSONS ARE NO
5 spd., 4x4, 4" suspension motor, 5 spd trans, new All creditors of the decedent and other
lift,' 156k mi., a/c, cd, paint, good cond, runs great. DODGE VAN- '96- w/side win- persons having claims or demands
$4950. (863)223-1800 $3500 neg (863)228-5044 dows, good condition, against decedent's estate on whom a
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cl $4000 (863)675-8302 three months after the date of the firs
IP.a ts/Re ls 4 t F ANGE 92, 4 Cyl., publcaton of this notice must file their
$1000 or best offer. GRAND VOYAGER VAN- '90, claims with this court WITHIN THE
CHROME RIMS 22 W(863)634-2582 May be seen at Eds Auto Ser- LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES i eac sf nor THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
Set () fits Trailblazers/En- k vice across from Golden Corral TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En- tit $1200. Neg. 863-697-9614 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
voys. $800. 863-634-5888 OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
FLOWMASTER MUFFLERS- SUZUKI SIDE KICK 1994, Very SAFARI ST VAN,'92, new creditors of the decent and
For '05 & up Mustang GT, clean. Everything works tires, body in good cond., persons having claims or demands
used 1 month, good shape. $1800. (863)674-0109 La- needs some work, $600 or against the estate of the decedent
$200 (863)467-6790 IV msg Belhe best offer. (863)697-6396 must file their claims with this court
$200 (863)467-6790 Iv msg Belle WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE RRST PUBLICATION OF
FORD PU '87- w/5.0, OAD, for UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 7'x1l8' THIS NOTICE.
parts only, can demonstrate, dbl. side by side doors in Time to clean out the ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
$700 (863)763-1370 back & side door, $3500. attic, baseme anlThea F tILEo fuL BE firREVER BARRED.
FUEL TANKS- 3, L Shape, 863-5282810 yard sage Ienthe c a T- tember12,200 n is
Good condition. $250. Will Ill yard sale n tmake yass erson G Note
Ielart 3)7-11M1eds and make your Persn Giving Noice
separate. (863)675-1862 clean U a breeze 1004 W. 3rd Avenue
JEEP BRA- black, with Jeep BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10, Reading a newspaper A 'Okeecyfor ee, Florida34974 1
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
logo sewn in, with square w/shelving, Top ladder rack. helps you understand CONELY&CONELY,PA.
headlights. $40 Excellent condition. $2100. the world around you. RO. Box1367
(863)801-4635 (863)357-5754 No wonder newspaper 8keechobee, oida 34972
reader s ape moe suc- 6: em Cony, Ill
MOTOR, Honda, side shaft, CAR HAULER- asking $1000 cessful people Foida BarNo.096482
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Golf tournament
benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will spon-
sor their third annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Sat-
urday, Oct. 6, at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club to benefit
the United Way of Okeechobee.
The best-ball tournament will
get under way with an 8 a.m.
shotgun start. Tournament regis-
tration will be held from 7 until
8 a.m.
Fees are $50 per person and
include 18 holes of golf; cart;


coffee and doughnuts in the
morning; and, lunch during the
awards presentation. Green and
tee sponsorships are still avail-
able.
Prizes will be awarded for
the: longest drive; closest to the
pin; and, to the first, third and
third-to-last place teams. Eddie
Accardi Dodge will sponsor a car
for a hole-in-one. Also, an auto-
graphed Jack Nicklaus 460 driver
with matching head cover will be
given away.
For information, contact Bill
Casian at (863) 824-2702.


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DAVID MORRIS (863) 697-2457
Located In Okeechobee
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Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Firestix's compete in tourney
Our tournament was, Fall Beach Rumble in Clearwater Sept. 8 and 9, 'Chobee Firestix age
8 and under took third place.






'Chobee Firestix oldest
fan Jean Johnson aka
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the team play.


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