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Vol. 98 No. 311 Wednesday, November 7, 2007 50 Plus tax


Inside

CES students
are falling into
a good book!
It's that time again! Students
at Central are receiving another
RIF book and are "Falling Into A
Good Book". Through the RIF
program, students receive a to-
tal of 3 books during the school
year to keep for their home li-
braries.
Page 6


Local student
wins VSA award
VSA Arts of Florida is pleased
to announce the winners of the
5"' Annual Exemplary Partici-
pant Recognition Program. Ed-
ucation professionals through-
out the state of Florida were
asked to nominate students
in one of two categories. The
first category is a student with
a disability that has shown ex-
emplary work in either art of
music.
Page 6

Briefs

U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeks new members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee
is seeking new members to
become involved in the Auxilia-
ry's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
of men and women who ac-
tively support recreational
boating safety and other Coast
Guard missions.
The -.. .'!.,; also provides
recreational boating safety sup-
port to sate and local authori-
ties.
Members could be involved
in patrols, communications,
administration, seamanship,
piloting/navigation, weather or
search and rescue.
For information, call (863)
763-0165.


Drought Index
Current: 275
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.38 feet
Last Year: 12.67 feet
. Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds.......................... 10-12
Com ics ...................................... 9
Community Events................... 4
Crossword ........................... 10
O bituaries.................................. 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ............................. 4
Sports.... ..........................14
TV ............................................ 11
W weather ..................................... 2

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


Community Links. Individual Voices.




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Duncan acquitted of shooting


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Richard Ellis Duncan breathed
a sigh of relief as he shook hands
with his attorney Tuesday eve-
ning after a six-member jury had
found him not guilty of firing a
shotgun into a single-wide mo-
bile home he had shared with
his wife.
The jury, made up of four
men and two women, took less
than an hour to find Duncan not
guilty of aggravated stalking,
criminal mischief over $1,000,


shooting a deady missile, using a
firearm in the commission of a
felony and discharging a firearm
from a vehicle.
"There's no evidence that
man (Duncan) held and fired
that weapon on Sept. 11, 2006,"
said defense attorney Ed Alonzo
in his closing argument to the
jury.
Mr. Alonzo said even though
neighbors living near the mobile
home Duncan shared with his
wife Michelle heard shots around
2 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2006, and a
detective from the Okeechobee


County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
found a box of Winchester 16
gauge ' shot-
grin shells in
a garbage can
where Duncan
worked, this did
not prove his
client's guilt.
"Th e y
(neighbors)
certainly didn't Richard
see my client, Duncan
said Mr. Alonzo
to the jury. "The detective found
a box of shotgun shells in a gar-


bage can. That's evidence of
what? You may have shotgun
shells in the back of your truck;
does that mean you committed
this crime?"
Michelle Duncan, 36, testified
Tuesday that she and her hus-
band had separated and were
having problems in their mar-
riage.
"He was drinking and every-
thing else and I didn't want to
be bothered," she stated when
questioned by Assistant State At-
torney Brenda Sexton.


She also stated that Duncan
would call her or come by the
home and ask her to take him
back. But, she continually re-
fused because of his drinking.
The man and wife were living
in the home on S.E. 19t1 Terrace
that was owned by Michelle's
sister, Debra Egan. And it was
Ms. Egan, 38, who testified that
she heard Duncan issue a threat
against Michelle over a two-way
speaker phone.
"He was upset because he
See Duncan - Page 2


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Mark Mayers, a licensed
mental health therapist is now
the new executive director for
the Real Life Children's Ranch
spoke to the Okeechobee Ro-
tary Club about the ranch op-
erations and the changes that
have taken place within the
organization.
Real Life Children's Ranch is
a local non-profit organization
that strives to provide a loving,
caring environment where chil-


dren in need have the benefit of
learning the richness of a well-
rounded life.
The ranch, located at 7777
U.S. 441 S.E., has four homes
with a professional housepar-
ent couple which creates a
"mom and dad" figure in each
home to nurture, support and
counsel the children as they
deal with the issues of everyday
life and the issues with their
pasts.
Real Life Children's Ranch
began in 1957 when the late-
James and Mary Ellen Fraser


saw the need for a Christian
children's home due to the
great need and overcrowded
state of juvenile homes.
Their son, Scott Fraser had
been involved with the ranch
since 1989, but recently left the
organization and moved out of
state.
Mr. Mayers and his wife and
Darlene Mayers stepped in to
take over the program with
Mrs. Mayers serving as the in-
terim executive director until
See Rotary - Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their Thursday, Nov. 8
meeting, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners will once again take
up a topic that has received
considerable discussion in the
past - clean up of Treasure Is-
land canals.
They will also continue their
search for a new county admin-
istrator, consider a settlement of
litigation with Lamar Outdoor
Advertising and consider relo-
cation of the new emergency
operations center.
Using a South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
grant, the county contracted


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The second annual Boots
and Pearls Gala Hospice of
Okeechobee benefit will be
held on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.
at the KOA Convention Center,
4276 U.S. 441 South.
The western themed evening
will be filled with dancing to
the music of The Chase. Guests
will be treated to a prime rib


If you go
What: Bimonthly meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
Where: Commission chambers,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St.
with Devland Construction
Company to clean up the Trea-
sure Island canals. That com-
pany's work is now complete.
Commissioners will consider a
contract with Tarheel Special-
ties Inc. for removal of debris,
vegetation and soils that were
not able to be removed by

See Cleanup - Page 2


dinner with all the trimmings.
Six paintings donated by local
artists: Brad Phares; Hobby
Campbell; Michael Moore; San-
dra Pearce and Louis McDaniel
will be offered for auction at
the event.
Tickets for the event are
a $50 donation per person
or sponsor a table (seats 8)
for $500. Proceeds from the
See Gala - Page 2


Okeechobee News/unauna Aguilar
Rotarian Eric Pope (left) invited Real Life Children's Ranch ex-
ecutive director Mark Mayers (right) spoke to the Okeechobee
Rotary Club on Tuesday, Nov. 6, about the ranch and what they
do.

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on agenda for


county meeting


Brahmans: Win one; Lose one


Subminedc pricloiSandra Pearce
"'"he 01- e--. ns ea'.'::d h'i.:ir first pl'-yoff sp i snrce'; OI .-vilh a wink over th- Mariin
County Tigers 7-0, but didn't'blench the District 13-4A Championship from Fort Pierce
Westwood Panthers who defeated the Brahmans 7-0. Both games were in a tie-breaker
event that was held Monday, Nov. 5, at Lawnwood stadium. The Brahmans will travel to
face W.T. Dwyer at 7:30 on Friday, Nov. 16.


The OHS Brahmans fell to Westwood on Monday, Nov. 5, 7-0; after a win over Marin
County 7-0, which placed them in the playoffs for District 13-4A. Lonnie Pryor (24-bot-
tom left) is seen here tackling a Westwood Panther with Skyler Cruz (1-right) not far
behind to finish the Panther off.




Real Life Children's Ranch


director speaks at Rotary


Boots and Pearls


Gala to benefit


local Hospice







2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Local water shortage continues


Possible tighter
water restrictions

WEST PALM BEACH -- It
rained, but not nearly enough.
That's how South Florida's 2007
wet season went into the record
books --- as a summer with aver-
age rainfall. Despite localized wet
weather and fringe impacts from
Tropical Storm Noel last week,
seasonal rains did not sufficiently
replenish regional water supplies
to meet the coming dry season's
demands. With the wet season
now over, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
today warned South Florida resi-
dents to prepare for a prolonged,
severe water shortage with the
possibility of tighter water restric-
tions ahead.
"A normal wet season was
never going to be enough to pull
us out of the water shortage left
behind by the 2006 far-below-
normal wet season and subse-
quent dry season," said Carol
Ann Wehle, executive director
of the SFWMD. "Our consistent
message to South Florida resi-
dents has been that we remain in
a severe regional water shortage.
Now as we enter the dry season,
water conservation will be critical
to ensuring there is enough water
available."
In almost all locations, District-
wide surface and groundwater
levels are lower today than they
were a year ago, particularly in


Duncan
Continued From Page 1
couldn't come home," said Ms.
Egan. "He said if he couldn't
have her no one would."
Ms. Egan's fiance, Lavern
Smalls, 37, testified that even
though he heard Duncan make
that statement, "I was trying to
mind.my own business."
Ms. Sexton pointed out to
the jury during her closing argu-
ment that both Michelle Duncan
and Ms. Egan were too afraid to
stay in the mobile home so they
were staying with someone else
on the night the shooting took


+ Cleanup
Continued From Page 1
Devland. Tarheel Specialties has
done canal work for the City of
Okeechobee and was involved in
the Lake Okeechobee sediment
removal project.
Commissioners are also sched-
uled to hear an update from Colin
Baenziger on his search for a new
county administrator. As of the
deadline date of Oct. 29, 29 appli-
cants had applied for the job. Mr.
Baenziger intends to narrow that
number down to eight to pres-
ent the commissioners for their
consideration later in the month.
Commissioners will then cut the
list to five and make their final se-
lection from those five. The cur-
rent target date for naming a new
administrator is mid-December.
The county has been in liti-
gation with Lamar Advertising
of Lakeland over six billboards


Gala
Continued From Page 1
event go to fund the Hospice of
Okeechobee.
According to their web-
site, the mission of Hospice of
Okeechobee is to provide com-
prehensive, high quality pal-
liative hospice care and bereave-
ment support to terminally ill
patients and families throughout
Okeechobee County. They ex-
ist not to postpone death but, to
honor each moment of conscious
life and providing appropriate
services, to help the patient, fam-
ily and significant others live as
fully as possible.
Hospice of Okeechobee pro-


Rotary
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Mayers was able to assume
the directors position.
Both of the Mayers have expe-
rience in the field as they began
working with Real Life Children's
Ranch as t-herapists since 1994
and spent the next five years
working with the children there.
The ranch has capacity for 12
boys and 12 girls to live at the fa-
cility. Ages range from typically 5
years old to 18 years old.
Issues that the children have
range from abuse, abandon-
ment, neglect, homelessness to
behavior issues or they could be
a combination of. any of these.
Abuse cases are typically severe
and could include physical, emo-
tional, sexual and/or neglect.


the Lake Okeechobee and Lower
West Coast areas. According to
water managers, these regions
are likely to experience the most
severe water shortage impacts
next spring.
Lake Okeechobee
level still low
At 10.38 feet above sea level
Monday, Lake Okeechobee's wa-
ter level was 1.15 feet below its
previous historic low for this date
of 11.53 feet above sea level, re-
corded on November 5, 1981. A
year ago, on November 5, 2006,
the lake's water level was 12.67
feet above sea level, 2.29 feet
higher. Meanwhile, groundwater
monitoring wells in Lee and Col-
lier counties suggest that on aver-
age, groundwater levels in that
region are two to four feet lower
today than a year ago.
Because Lake Okeechobee
serves as a primary backup water
supply to more than five million
South Floridians in the District's
Lower East Coast, residents there
must continue to observe cur-
rent modified Phase II restric-
tions, even though local rainfall
has seemed plentiful. Residents
are also encouraged to conserve
water within the home to help
stretch regional supplies. Without
a reprieve from above average
rainfall, Lower East Coast resi-
dents also may experience tighter
water restrictions this spring, as
local supplies are depleted due


place.
Penny Sheltra, who lives near
the Duncan's mobile home, said
she was awakened by what she
thought were gunshots around
2 a.m. on Sept. 11. When Ms.
Sexton asked her if she got out
of bed to look outside, she said
no.
"I was too scared to get up,"
she told the jury.
But another neighbor, Larry
Reiss, heard the shots and went
outside to investigate but testi-
fied that he saw nothing.
"They (the shots) actually
shook my home," he said.
OCSO Crime Scene Detec-
tive Fred Bradley testified that he


that were damaged as a result of
hurricanes' These billboards do
not conform to current county
regulations. The commission is
scheduled to review a proposed
settlement that will allow three
signs to be repaired, with two of
those three being reconstructed
as monopoles.
Additional space requirements
for the proposed emergency op-
erations center have. caused the
board to consider relocation of
the facility from the site of the old
hospital to a site west of fire/res-
cue station 1.
Maureen Burroughs of
Okeechobee Main Street is ex-
pected to petition the board for
wavier of the rental fee for the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center for the recent Halloween
Festival held there.
In other action the board is ex-
pected to:
*consider Jerold and Lizabeth
Matheny's request for a change


vides quality palliative care to
patients and their families in the
comfort of their own home in a
manner conducive to death with
dignity. Hospice services are pro-
vided to patients with any termi-
nal diagnosis, on a nondiscrimi-
natory basis, regardless of ability
to pay.
Hospice of Okeechobee will
play a leadership role in outreach
and education of the health care
community and community at
large to enhance the understand-
ing of hospice care and the needs
of the dying and bereaved.
Another service within the
Hospice of Okeechobee is The
Hamrick Home which provides
services to individuals with life-
limiting illnesses, such as heart


Severe apathy can also be a
symptom of children at Real Life,
where the children have the in-
ability to feel normal or passion-
ate human feelings due to the
trauma that has occurred within
their lives.
Emotional disorders also typi-
cally are present within the ranch
ranging from depression and
dysthymia (a long term chronic
mood disorder) to post trau-
matic stress disorder and atten-
tion deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD).
At the ranch they strive to help
the children rebuild their self-es-
teem. Two key factors that the
ranch works on are to build hope
and character.
According to Mr. Mayers,
"hope is the ability to look beyond
current circumstances; to realize
that's what I've been through


to increased dry season water de-
mands.
Rainfall
In terms of rainfall, the past
24 months (Nov. 1, 2005 - Oct.
31, 2007) rank as the sixth dri-
est two-year period on record at
the District dating back to 1932.
The District received an average
of only 85.34 inches of rain dur-
ing this period -- 82 percent of the
historical average, or a deficit of
18.66 inches. For one-year peri-
ods, 2006 was the sixth driest year
in the SFWMD's 75-year period of
record, with a District-wide aver-
age of only 40.75 inches of rain.
Rainfall in 2007 has already sur-
passed that amount, but it is still
only about 87 percent of normal.
As of October 31, the District-wide
rainfall average was 41.20 inches.
At an average of 33.73 inches,
District-wide rainfall for the 2007
wet-season thus far has proven to
be in line with the historical aver-
age, although rain patterns con-
tinue to disproportionately favor
the District's densely populated
east coast. The Lake Okeechobee
and Lower West Coast basins,
the two most critically dry basins
heading into the next dry season,
each received only 83 percent of
their respective historical rainfall
averages. In stark contrast, east-
ern St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach,
Broward, and Miami-Dade coun-
ties collectively received more
than 118 percent of their histori-
cal averages.


did find wadding from a shot-
gun shell and found a spent red
shotgun shell outside the mo-
bile home -- and that was about
it. When questioned by Mr.
Alonzo, Detective Bradley stated
he found no fingerprints or DNA
and did not do a gunshot residue
test on Duncan.
Likewise, when Detective Ted
VanDeman found the box of 16
gauge shotgun shells at the auto
sales lot where Duncan worked
he could retrieve no fingerprints
from the box because he found
it after a heavy rain.
"The box was soaked and
I could not retrieve any finger-
prints," he testified.


in zoning from residential single
family to agriculture for property
on N.W 368th Drive;
* consider preliminary plat ap-
proval for the proposed 76 lot Lost
Nest subdivision to be located on
S.E. 60th Drive;
*schedule public hearings
to consider amendments to the
county's code of ordinances;
*issue a proclamation com-
mending Richard Burgess for his
years of service to the county;
*issue a proclamation recog-
nizing Debra Lewis for her out-
standing service to the county;
*proclaim the week of Nov.
18-24 to be Farm city Week in
Okeechobee County;
*enter a contract with McAl-
pin, Cavalcanti and Lewis to
provide accounting services as
needed;
*approve additional payment
to Craig A. Smith & Associates
for technical assistance with on a
Natural Resources Conservation


disease, Alzheimer's disease,
pulmonary disease, Parkinson's
disease and many others. Pa-
tients who choose to move to
The Hamrick Home have nurses
on hand 24-four hours a day, sev-
en days a week to assist in their
care.
Patients are encouraged to
bring mementos from home to
aid in creating the atmosphere
set forth by the philosophy of
the Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
Family members can spend the
night on occasion and pets can
even come to visit patients while
living in The Hamrick Home.
For information regarding
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. or
The Hamrick Home, contact Res-
idence Manager Brenda Nichol-


and this is what I can become."
He explained character which is
created by core values to live by
regardless of the circumstances
that come along.
The public is welcome to visit
the ranch where they can get a
tour of the facilities. All volun-
teers are welcome. Donations to
the ranch can be made through
regular donations, trust funds,
benevolent funds and prayer.
According to their web site,
"Real Life Children's Life is com-
mitted to providing long term
residential care and treatment to
the abused, neglected, and aban-
doned children of South Florida
without regard to race, creed or
religion. We endeavor to work
with the entire family unit when-
ever possible as we believe that
the family is the heart of our so- '
cityy"


At present, climate forecasters
are reasonably confident that the
current La Nifia weather pattern
of colder than normal tempera-
tures in the equatorial Pacific is
likely to result in lower than nor-
mal rainfall in the Southeastern
United States. For the District, this
is likely to represent a two-to-six-
inch deficit through March 2008.
Typical dry season rainfall is ap-
proximately 18 inches District-
wide.

Water restrictions
still in effect
According to the U.S. Drought
Monitor, drought conditions per-
sist in the Everglades Agricultural
Area and in portions of Hendry,
Glades, Okeechobee, Martin and
western Palm Beach counties,
which remain in full Phase III
water restrictions. Due to histori-
cally low groundwater levels in
the District's Lower West Coast,
full Phase II restrictions remain in
place for Collier, Lee and portions
of Hendry, Glades and Charlotte
counties. Landscape irrigation in
St. Lucie, Martin, eastern Palm
Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade
and Monroe counties, remains
limited to two days per week in
most areas. . "'. I
The SFWMD continues to'en-
courage all water users to volun-
tarily reduce water consumption
and observe normal water con-
servation practices.
\


In the initial OCSO incident
report, Deputy Bryan Lowe
stated that Michelle Duncan
told him that her husband had
at least three firearms, and that
he should be considered armed
and dangerous.
However, during testimony
from many different witnesses
Tuesday none of them said they
saw the auto mechanic with a
firearm on Sept. 11.
Duncan was finally taken into
custody by detectives from the
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
on Oct. 25, 2006. He was arrest-
ed without incident at the home
of his parents in Largo. *


Services agreement for Hurricane
Jeanne;
*execute an agreement with
Advanced Data Processing, Inc.
for fire/rescue EMS billing;
*approve purchase of medical
equipment for fire/rescue;
*appoint one member to the
Affordable Housing Advisory
committee;
*reject a bid received from
Coral Key Construction, LLC for
a State Housing Initiative Partner-
ship project and rebid the proj-
ect;
'*submit a letter of intent to
Waste Management to begin the
contract discussion process;
*purchase an emergency gen-
erator for the jail; and
*consider remodeling the
health department building.
Post your opinions
In the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached atpgawda@newszap.com.


son at (8,63) 467-2321.
Services are provided regard-
less of age, gender, nationality,
race, creed, sexual orientation,
disability, diagnosis, or availabil-
ity of a primary caregiver or abil-
ity to pay.
Tickets for the event are a $50
donation per person or sponsor a
table (seats 8) for $500. Few tick-
ets are still available. Tickets may
be purchased at Eli's Western
Wear, The Okeechobee Livestock
Market and Gilbert Chevrolet.
For information, contact Sandra
Pearce at (863) 763-2684 or Tina
Clemons at (863) 467-6242.
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at cagullar@newszap.com.


Their site goes on to say that
their "...goal is to be able to
place the children back into their
own homes once normal condi-
tions have been proven to exist.
If this is not possible, we make
every effort to find foster homes
or adoptive parents for these chil-
dren. If this is not possible, the
children may remain in our care
until the age of 18, when we then
help them to move on into adult
living."
For additional information
about Real Life Children's Ranch
visit www.rlcr.org; or, call (863)
763-4242.
Post your opinions
In the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Agullar may be
reached at caguillar@newszap.com.


News Briefs

VFW Post 9528 host Veterans Day activities
The VFW Post 9528, 2002 Hwy 78 W will host Veterans Day fun,
games and music on Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. They will be hosting Vet-
erans from Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts in recent
years. All Veterans are invited to come help us celebrate Veterans
Day. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. For information call
(863) 763-1616.

FFA to honor veterans at OHS
. Again this year, the FFA chapter officers will be running the Vet-
eran's Day Assembly at the Okeechobee High School. Included in
the ceremony will be speeches, recognition of veterans, and a slide-
show. If there are any Okeechobee High School graduates that
have served or are serving in any branch of the armed forces that
were not recognized last year, the students would like them or their
loved ones to bring pictures and information to the high school to
be included in the slideshow. All veterans and citizens in the com-
munity are invited to attend this ceremony. It will be held on Nov.
9, in the high school gym, and the time will be announced at a later
date. If there are any questions about the assembly, please call the
Okeechobee High School at 462-5025.

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members
-- sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers -- of those
serving in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf. The Post is
sponsoring 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.

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 adminis-
ter 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 accomplish 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.


Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 70s. The
wind will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear. The low will be in the lower 50s.
The wind will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 70s. The wind
will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear. The low will be in the lower 50s.
Friday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 70s.
Friday night: Mostly clear. The low will be in the upper 40s.'
Saturday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 70s.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 50s.
Sunday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper 50s.
Monday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s.


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CHRISTIANS: How are they slowly taking our rights away to wor-
ship God? I know that there are those who have nothing but contempt
for the Christian faith and would prefer that it just go away. However,
this is where I believe the Church meets a crossroads. Some seem to
focus on the sensational stories fed to us by Fox News and a number
of book authors. You are told that "secular progressives" and "loony
liberals" are the greatest threat to the. Christian faith, therefore, you
focus your energies on the defeat of these groups. I would argue that
you are being used as pawns by political power brokers who want
to use your fear to stir your political activism. What Christians should
be doing to remain free to practice their faith is to focus on the same
groups Jesus did -- the poor, the homeless, the sick, the needy, the
addicted. When others watch our humble examples they will see that
we are following Christ's example rather than one handed to us by
Republican political operatives. Christians have been discredited in
the eyes of many because they see us for our politics rather than our
faith. Of course, a number of preachers are beginning to return to this
original way of thinking. Rick Warren is one good example. If you
truly wish to see Christianity return to its roots, avoid becoming overly
political in your actions. On a side note, I am a Republican who urges
people to be informed and vote accordingly. However, I vote my con-
science, not for any particular party. Liberals do have hearts and wish
to help others in need. No party has a monopoly on morality:
CLOTHING: Regarding the "cover them up remark," in speak out,
I believe that would apply to an adult female getting whistled at, but
not actually approached. And in NO way should anyone say some-
thing like that about a child It makes you wonder if that caller wasn't
either a relative, or a little on the creepy side themselves.
THREAT: I am a mother and my daughter goes to Seminole Ele-
mentary School, there was a bomb threat Friday at 9:15. I1 am standing
outside the school. What has to happen for the school to take mea-
sures for the safety of our children? Editor's note: The investiga-
tion so far revealed the threat was a hoax. The matter is still
under investigation by law enforcement.
ANIMAL CRUELTY: I wish that they would pass a law that you
could not leave your dog chained up all of the time. The other day
when I was walking, I saw a poor dog with a huge chain around his
neck and he was lying in mud. He was covered from head to toe in'
mud from where it has rained so much in the past few days. The dog
moaned as I went by and I wish that I could have done something for
him. I just don't understand how someone can own a dog and leave
him tied up all of the time. And I was wondering who should I have
reported that to? Because the dog cannot say anything for itself. Ed-
itor's note: Okeechobee County Animal Control investigates
animal cruelty complaints.
DOG COMPLAINT: I live over here in Oak Park and I have a neigh-
bor who goes away and doesn't come back to feed the animals and I
think it's very cruel.
SHOPPING CARTS: Yes I would like to speak out against people
who throw their shopping buggies up' against other people's cars in
the parking lots and no one cares or respects other people's things.
Now I have a big old dent and scratch on the side of my brand new
car. Watch the buggies.
+ .. HALLOWEEN: Those who didn't go to the ROC for Halloween re-
ally missed a good time and I would really like to commend the youth
group of First Baptist Church for the program they put on and all of the
help they gave with the children.
IGNORANCE: Yes I was coming out of grocery store when one of
the carry out boys were bringing in the motorized scooters in and a
man stopped him cause he wanted one and the carry out boy asked
him if he was impaired in any way or was he an invalid? The man then
asked "what is an invalid?" he seriously did not have any idea what the
carry out boy was saying. This shows you what mentality 20-year-olds
have anymore. It's really, really sad.
COST: Now that we have spent hundreds of billions of dollars de-
molishing Iraq think of how much it will cost t6 rebuild what we have
destroyed,'while our own buildings and homes are falling apart.
LAWSUIT: There was a story in the Palm Beach Post about a fam-
ily who got sued for $3.2 million because they let a young lady borrow
their four-wheeler and she got killed on it. There are a lot of people in
Okeechobee who need to pay attention to this because they are going
to end up in lawsuits because they are doing the same thing.

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Letters to the Editor


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Okeechobee area children enjoyed a day of fishing, free re-
freshments and prizes at the 22nd annual Kids Day, sponsored
by Taylor Creek Bass Club.


Kids FiShing Day
a success
The members and officers of
Taylor Creek Bass Club would
like to thank the many sponsors
of the 2007 Okeechobee Kid's
Day Fishing Festival. Their sup-
port of our 22nd annual event
with fishing equipment, prizes,
food, drinks, cash and personal
time helped provide Okeechobee
kids and their families a day of
wholesome activities based on
fun, fishing, fellowship and com-
petition. We encourage the com-
munity to stop by, say thanks and
patronize our 2007 supporters
as we start preparations for the
2008 event: Pogey's Restaurant,
Okeechobee News, WOKC Ra-
dio, Publix, Advanced Engraving,
Stitching Post, Taylor Creek Print-
ing, All Clean Services, Garrard's


Bait & Tackle, Taylor Creek Print-
ing, Okeechobee Times. Penny
Saver. VFW Post 9528, VFW 9528
Women's Auxiliary, Buford Baits,
Mobile Home Depot, The Sign
Guy, Stark Masonry, Superior Wa-
ter. Crazy Mary's, Big "0" Teen
Anglers. Janice Floyd - Sound
System, Chan Garrett - Photog-
raphy, Billy Dean - Master of
Ceremonies, South Florida Wa-
ter Management District, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Commission,
Florida B.A.S.S Federation Nation
(Bill & Charlie Hays), B.A.S.S.
Federation Nation, ESPN Out-
doors. Okeechobee Fire & Res-
cue. Okeechobee Sheriff Depart-
ment, Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, Palm Beach County
Fire & Rescue.
Dave Stout
Secretary,
Taylor Creek Bass Club


Community Events

Stormwater treatment area to open
Okeechobee County and the South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) will hold a ceremony to mark the opening of the
Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area for recreation on the U.S.
Hwy. 441 North site on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. All members
of the public are invited to attend.
For additional information about the ceremony or about this
project, please phone the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at
(863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-4200.

Yard Sate at Treasure Island Baptist Church
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will have a
yard sale in the church fellowship hall on Saturday, Nov. 10 from
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Class dates slated for Red Cross
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering classes in
November at their branch office, 323 N. Parrott Ave. Wednesday,
Nov. 7 - Adult CPR at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Infant/Child CPR at
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 - First Aid Basics at 6 p.m. for information
or to register call (863)-763-2488

FAF to host yard sale
Faith Alive Fellowship is hosting a Yard Sale to raise funds for the
Children's and Youth Ministries, the event will be held, Saturday,
Nov. 10, at the Faith Alive Fellowship building located at 3075 S.W
Third Terrace from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Learn about Florida's Native Americans
Have you ever wondered how Native Americans used to live day
to day? Now is your chance to learn all about the culture and history
of the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes. Patsy West, Ethnohistorian,
will be delivering a presentation about these native people on Sat-
urday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the DuPuis Management Area Visitor's
Center located 23500 S.W. Kanner Hwy., Canal Point., 33438. Con-
tact Kim Kanter at 800-432-2045 ext. 3339 for more information.

Church sponsors yard sale/barbecue
New St. Stephens A.M.E. Church will sponsor a yard sale and
barbecue in Flagler Park #6 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 10. For information call (863) 610-1134.

F.O.E. #4137 holds Charity dinner
The Fraternal Order of the Eagles #41.37, 9985 N. Hwy 441 is
having a ham dinner on Saturday, Nov. 10 starting at 4 p.m. and
going until they run out of ham. For a donation of $5. there will be
music by Jimmy Harper. All proceeds goes to charity. The public is
welcome. For information call (863) 763-2552.

Heritage Financial offers homebuyers' classes
A first-time Homebuyer Education class is being offered on Nov.
14 and 28 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Heritage Financial Services located
at 309 S.W Park St. Okeechobee. Please call to reserve your seat
at (863) 467-8899. The class will cover the residential application
process and credit guidelines needed to obtain loan approval. A
fee of $25 will be charged to cover the prequalificatiori and credit
report cost.

Hospice to hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is having a one day yard sale on Friday,
Nov. 9th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the Hospice Blue
Volunteer Building on S.E. Fourth St. next to The Hamrick Home.
There will be great bargains at discounted prices. Everything must
go to get ready for The Festival of Trees coming Nov. 26 through
Dec. 1. All monies raised will be used for patient care including
services offered in The Hamrick Home. For information call (863)
467-2321.

Orchid club host guest speaker
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will host guest speaker, Gary
Bailey, on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office, 458
Hwy 98 N. Mr. Bailey has been growing orchids for twelve years,
assisting commercial growers in many. of the big shows. He will
speak on the best way to care for your orchid when you first bring it
home. If you have a plant that is not doing well, bring it to the meet-
ing and Mr. Bailey will help you analyze your orchid's problem. For
information please call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Healthy Start to meet
The Board of Directors of the Healthy Start Coalition will meet
on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office, located at 575
S.W. 281t St. within the New Endeavor School Building. This meet-
ing is open to the public. For more information about the Coalition,
please contact Executive Director Kay Begin at the Coalition office
at (863) 462-5877.

Church to host Gulf State Quartet
The Gulf State Quartet will be ministering at Fort Drum Com-
munity Church 32415 Hwy 441 N. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 357-1581.

Boots and Pearls Gala planned
The second annual Boots and Pearls Gala will benefit Hospice
of Okeechobee. The western themed evening will be filled with
dancing to the music of the Nashville Band. Guests will be treated
to a prime rib dinner with all the trimmings. Six paintings by local
artist will be offered for auction. The event will be held at the KOA
Convention Center, on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., tickets will be a $50
donation per person or sponsor a table (seats 8) for $500. Tickets
may be purchased at Eli's Western Wear, The Okeechobee Live-
stock Market and Gilberts Chevrolet. For information, contact San-
dra Pearce at (863) 763-2684 or Tina Clemons at (863) 467-6242.

Executive Roundtable holds monthly meeting
The Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Board Room of the Okeechobee County
School Administration Building. This forum provides a mechanism
for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the
collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is in-
vited to attend. For more information call (863) 462-5000 Ext. 257.

Children's Services council meeting
The Children's Services Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 8 at
5 p.m. in the Conference room of the Okeechobee County School
Board Office at 700 S.W Second Ave. For information call (863)
462-5000 Ext. 255.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spap-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like
to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and
39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-
7399.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lakes Shops Suite K. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Thursday
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.
Family History Center- meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center lo-
cated at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are., or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups 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.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
inrig.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights 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.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second
Thursday of each month in the community club house on the cor-
ner of Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
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.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend.
For information call Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.


AARP Driver Safety Course planned
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy 441 S.E., will sponsor
an AARP Driver Safety Course on Nov. 10 and 17 from 9 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. The course is for ages 55 and up. Consult your auto insur-
ance agent for your three year discount upon completion of class.
There will be a $10 tuition fee (check only) for information call
Instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Church plans Girls Night Out
The First United Methodist Church in Okeechobee, 200 N.W
Second St., will have a "girls night out" with well known Christian
author, Marion Bond West, on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. Tickets cost $5 which includes lunch. For information, con-
tact Cheri Watford at the church office (863) 763-4021 or Regina
Hamrick at (863) 763- 8865 for tickets.


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CES students are falling into a really good book!
It's that time again! Students at MUSIC The Fourth Graders are re- the bell. Most of the time, the older hard to meet their goals in our who achieve 75% or higher i
Central are receiving another RIF hearing Florida Wildlife songs children ring the bell first. Today Success Maker Program. Ask your their lessons in Reading or Mal
book and are "Falling Into A Good There is alot of music making in to be performed at our next PTO in the 5"' grade 10 out of 16 rang child about our Success Maker for the, week will have their narr
Book". Through the music room! The kindergarten meeting which is Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. the bell. The second grade 9 out board that is located just outside on the board. So students look f(
the RIF program, and first graders have been sing- Come listen to them sing, play in- of 15, even in kindergarten there the Computer Room. Students your name.


students receive V
a total of 3 books
during the school --
year to keep for
their home li-
braries. By the time they are in 5th
grade they have received 18 books!
(21 if they went to Pre-K!-). What a
great way to get them to read at
home! A BIG thank you to every-
one who purchased books at our
Book Fair, it was a great success.


ing, dancing and playing rhythm
instruments. They especially like
the "Rock and Roll Rhythm Band!"
The second and third graders have
been using our Yamaha Music
in Education keyboard lab and
they can all find middle C, low C,
and high C. They like playing ear
training games to see if they can
hear the difference between the
three C's and they like to copy the
rhythms that Mrs. VanBeek plays.


struments and teach a little about
some of Florida's endangered ani-
mals.
PE Department
The children at Central Elemen-
tary School are having a wonderful
time climbing the rope that is at-
tached to the ceiling in the pavilion.
The children try to ring the bell at
the top of the rope. They clap and
get excited when someone rings


were 4 out of 11 that reached the
top in one class. During the pass-
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"When are we going to climb the
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Recognition Program. Educa-
tion professionals throughout
the state of Florida were asked
to nominate students in one of
two categories. The first category
is a student with a disability that
has shown exemplary work in
either art of music. The second
category is a student with a dis-
ability that has shown dramatic
personal growth or leadership
through participation in art ac-
tivities. Vivienne Crews of the
South Miami K-8 Center, was
nominated by her teacher Laurie
Russell and won the award for
her exemplary work in art. Her
colorful imixed-media drawings
display much creativity and talent
well beyond her 12 years. Omar
Alvarado of North Elementary


ObituariesCrmtr,10NEFihS.


Charles Leslie
Davis Jr. *
Charles Leslie Davis Jr., age
69 of Okeechobee, passed away
Nov. 3, 2007 at his residence. He
was born April 3, 1938 in Boon-
ville, Ind., to Charles Leslie Davis
Sr. and Dorothy Ruth Bailiff-Davis.
Chuck served in the United States
Navy aboard the USS Samuel B.
Roberts DD 823 destroyer in the
Persian Gulf from 1955-1957. He
was a lifetime member of the
VFW in Boonville, Ind., and was
active in church work. He loved
to fish and had been a resident
of Okeechobee for the last five
and a half years. He worked for
:32, \ears doing asphalt paving
+ and pavement sealing, retiring in
2001 due to his health. He will be
missed very much with each and
every passing day. He married
his wife on Nov. 23, 1957. They
lived in Okeechobee and had a
large family together.
He is survived by his wife,
Doris June Meredith Davis; chil-
dren, Kimberly June Alvarez of
Okeechobee, Priscilla Joann
(Ricky) Murray of Okeechobee,
Martin Leslie Davis, Sr. of Mt. Ver-
non, Ind., Anthony Duane (Judy)
Davis Sr. of Chandler, Ind., John
Michael Davis Sr. of Jasper, Ind.,
and Angela Faith (Jack) Sperry
of Okeechobee. In addition he
is survived by 19 grandchildren,
nine great-grandchildren and a
host of friends and loved ones.
Visitation and services will
be handled by Koelers Funeral
Home, 304 E Main Street, Boon-
ville, Ind, 47601, (812) 897-1460.
All local arrangements are
under, the direction and care
of Buxton Funeral Home and


School, Okeechobee, who was
nominated by his teacher, Karen
Cotton, was the winner in the
category of exemplary personal
growth through the arts. Omar,
who reads music in Braille with
his right hand and plays the trum-
pet with his left, marches with his
middle school band in all the pa-
rades and performs in concerts
after memorizing all his Music.
The winners, as well as their
teachers, received $200 savings
bonds during the Young Soloist
Awards at the Tampa Bay Per-
forming Arts Center on Oct. 20.
The Exemplary Participant Rec-
ognition program was sponsored
by Bank of America Foundation.
VSA Arts of Florida, founded
in 1981, is a member of the in-
ternational network of VSA arts,
an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts.


Crematory, 110 N.E. Fifth St.
Okeechobee.

William Frederick
Steimle, Sr.
William Frederick Steimle,
Sr. age, 69 of Okeechobee died
Nov. 2, 2007 at Raulerson Hos-
pital. He has been a resident of
Okeechobee for
over 30 years
and is a member
of the Buckhead A .:
Ridge Moose . '"
Lodge and the'
Glades County .
Volunteer Fire .
and Rescue. He
also enjoyed William
fishing, boating Frederick
and hunting. Steimle, Sr.
He is pre-
ceded in death by his wife, Anne
Lorraine Steimle.
He is survived by his son; Wil-
Iiam Steimle, Jr. of Okeechobee;
daughter, Marlene (Jeffrey) Rich-
ter of Las Vegas; and brothers,
Don (Lana) Steimle of Ocala,
Roger (Marcia) Steimle of Tampa
and Henry Steimle of Englewood.
In addition, he is also survived
by his grandchildren, Rebecca
Richter, Alicia Richter and Robert
Richter all of Las Vegas; his com-
panion, Pat Bell and her children,
Debra (David) Fraiser, and Rob-
ert (Melinda) Reeves, and close
friends Terry Davis and Carl Rog-
ers.
A memorial service will be
held Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at the
Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.


Courtesy Photo/www.vsafl.org
Omar Alvarado is a YMS student, is a former North Elemen-.
tary Student and was nominated for this honor by his former
teacher, Karen Cotton at North Elementary.


VSA Arts of Florida provide arts,
education, and cultural oppor-
tunities for and by people with
disabilities through a network of
program partners in 45 Florida


Santos A. Orsini
Santos A. Orsini, age 57 of
Okeechobee passed away Satur-
day, Nov. 3, 2007 at his residence.
He was born
Nov. 1,. 1950 in
Puerto Rico to
Manuel Orsini .... _
and Adela Apon-
te. He worked
as a polisher at
Wolfgang Jew-
elry.
He is sur- Santos A.
vived by his lov- Orsini
ing wife of 28
years, Carmen Orsini; sons, Rob-
ert Aponte and Edwin Aponte;
daughters, Cynthia Aponte and
Marie Aponte of Okeechobee. In
addition, he is survived by broth-
ers, Carlos (Mercedes) of Puerto
Rico, Jesus (Elmarita) of N.Y. and
Tato of Miami; sisters, Melagros
(Greg) of Oklahoma and Angela
of Tampa, and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on
Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4 until ser-
vice time at 7 p.m. in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Joseph Randolph
Rector
Joseph Randolph Rector, age
66 of Okeechobee, died at his
residence on Nov. 5, 2007. Born
Oct. 9, 1941 he has been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past 7
months. He enjoyed fishing, boat-
ing and restoring computers.
He is preceded in death by his
mother, Grace Rector and his sis-


counties. In 2005-2006, VSA arts
of Florida programs in inclusive
settings directly served 55,000
individuals with disabilities and
150,000 other participants.


ter, Mary Ward.
He is survived by his wife of
47 years, Barbara D. Rector of
Okeechobee; daughter, Christy
(Brian Maher) Rector of San Fran-
cisco; mother-in-law, Eva Donel-
son of Marion, Va. and Iris Stamp-
er; sister-in-law in Marion, Va. In
addition, he is survived by his
aunt Dorothy Roberson in Ohio
and many friends here in Florida
as well as Virginia.
The family will receive friends
at their residence on Wed. Nov. 7,
and a final memorial service will
be held in Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the American
Cancer Society in his memory.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.


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Crash and burn no more; Know when to take a break


I get asked many times when
do I get to do my sewing, scrap
booking or any other hobby or
craft. Right now I want us to look
at this. Now don't get me wrong
we all need some down time, but
let's examine our personalities in
depth first.
As sidetracked people we have
a tendency to hyper-focus and you
all know what I mean. It is the
perfectionism in us that causes
us to keep going and spread our
project all over our homes. If
you have you ever scrubbed the
grout in a tile floor with a tooth-
brush to make it all white, then


The
Flylady
by Maria .FY
Cilley
you know exactly how we can
hyper-focus. It is this inability to
stop when we should that hurts
us, our families and our homes.
For some reason we have trouble
with our starter and our breaks on
our little engine.
If we think that we don't have
enough time to do a job right, then
we won't even start. Then if we


ever do, we can't stop till it is all
done right. It doesn't matter that
dinner needs to be started or that
the house has been trashed by the
kids while you were on your never
ending mission to perfectionism.
We were going to do it right if it
killed us. You can't tell me that you
have never said those words un-
der your breath or even out loud
to your family.
This inability to stop causes us
to crash and burn. This is why I
want you to take baby steps and
learn that it is OK not to do some-
thing perfectly. Some of you have
found great success in just a few


days and I really worry about you
because of this gung ho mentality.
We have all done this in the past
and this is why our family just rolls
their eyes are this new FlyLady kick
you are on. Good efficient habits
take time to establish. Just as your
home did not get trashed in a day,
neither are your routines going to
become instilled in your mind and
body overnight.
This is all a process of establish-
ing one habit at a time and build-
ing upon what you have learned
by adding another one to your
routine; Taking babysteps. I don't
expect you to have a full blown


routine in a week. It took me nine
months to give birth to my new life
if you think you can do this faster,
then I believe that you are back into
your perfectionism. My routines
have become part of me. Now that
they are established my body goes
through the motions without even
thinking about them. This is how
my home practically cleans itself.
Learn to use your timer for
most everything you do. This gives
you a feeling of accomplishment
as well as giving you permission
to not overdo and burn out. If you
find yourself resetting the timer af-
ter your 15-minutes are over then;


STOP THIS! It is your perfectionism
trying to follow the FlyLady Way to
a T; while still being entrapped-by
your perfection to keep going till it
is done. Practice quitting! You will
come back to it.
For more help getting rid of your
CHAOS; check out her Web site
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at www.FlyLady.net www.flylady.net/> or her book,
"Sink Reflections" published by
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Yard Sate at Treasure
Island Baptist Church
Treasure Island Baptist Church,
4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will have ayard
sale in the church fellowship hall
on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 7:30
a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gathering Church
holds yard sale
The 'Gathering Church will
hold a yard-sale/bake-sale on
Nov. 17 starting at 7 a.m. it will
be a large yard-sale with an as-
sortment of things, i.e. bikes, fur-
niture, clothes, baby items and
more. For information call Gina
Ward at (863) 467-5935 or (863)
697-1785.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a
week on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m.
and on Saturday from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m.

Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold 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 activities, call (863)
467-1733.


Church offers
religious classes
Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will
be offering religious education
classes for children. Registra-


tions for Catholic Christian Doc-
trine (C.C.D.) are now being
accepted. Classes for children
in grades kindergarten through
ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m.
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Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Nov.
2, through Thursday, Nov. 8, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Bee Movie" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m.
Theatre II - "Balls of Fury"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m.
Theatre III - "Good Luck
Chuck" (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.
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)
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Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7,
the 311 th day of 2007. There are
54 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Nov. 7, 1917, Russia's
Bolshevik Revolution took place
as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich
Lenin overthrew the provisional
government of Alexander Ke-
rensky.
On this date:
In 1874, the Republican Party
was symbolized as an elephant
in a cartoon drawn by Thomas
Nast in Harper's Weekly.
In 1893, the state of Colorado
granted its women the right to
vote.
In 1916, Republican Jean-
nette Rankin of Montana be-
came the first woman elected to
Congress.
In 1940, in Washington state,
the Tacoma Narrows Bridge,.
nicknamed "Galloping Gertie,"
collapsed during a windstorm.
In 1944, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt won an unprecedent-
ed fourth term in office, defeat-
ing Thomas E. Dewey.
In 1962, Richard M. Nixon,
having lost California's guberna-
torial race, held what he called
his "last press conference,"
telling reporters, "You won't
have Nixon to kick around any-
more."
In 1967, Carl Stokes was
elected the first black mayor of
a major city - Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1967, President Lyndon B.
Johnson signed a bill establish-
ing the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting.
In 1972, President Nixon was
re-elected in a landslide over
Democrat George McGovern.
In 1973, Congress overrode
President Nixon's veto of the
War Powers Act, which limits a
chief executive's power to wage
war without congressional ap-
proval.
Ten years ago: In a rising
war of words, the Clinton ad-
ministration warned it was con-
sidering military options, includ-
ing a cruise missile strike, if Iraq
carried out its threat to shoot
down U.N. surveillance planes.
Five years ago: In his first
news conference since the mid-
term elections, President George
W. Bush, charting an agenda for
the new Republican Congress,
said that homeland security
came first and that an economic-
recovery plan with new tax cuts
would wait until the next year.
Dick Gephardt stepped down
as House Democratic leader in
the wake of his party's election
losses.
One year ago: Democrats
won control of the House and
Senate, riding a wave of anger
over the Iraq war and congres-
sional scandals.
Today's Birthdays: Evan-
gelist Billy Graham is 89. Opera
singer Dame Joan Sutherland
is 81. Actor Barry Newman is
69. Singer Johnny Rivers is 65.
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell
is 64. Singer Nick Gilder is 56.
Actor Christopher Knight ("The
Brady Bunch") is 50. Actress
Julie Pinson is 40. Actor Christo-


pher Daniel Barnes is 35. Actors
Jason and Jeremy London are
35. Actress Yunjin Kim ("Lost")
is 34.
Thought for Today: "All
forms of totalitarianism try to
avoid the strange, the problem-
atic, the critical, the rational.
To do so, they must deny the
metropolitan spirit, equalize
everything in city and country,
and retain a center which is not
the center of anything because
everything else is swallowed up
by it." - Paul Tillich, American
theologian (1886'-1965).


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Garfield


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Don't get drawn into a discussion
with someone you know won't
budge. You are better off address-
ing issues from your past, visiting old
friends or taking up an interest that
will help you further your career or
moneymaking ability.
*TAURUS,(April 20-May 20): Fo-
cus on what you can do for others. A
chance to develop a new relationship
must be pursued. Mixing business
with pleasure will bring great results.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
You've got the goods, so go after
what you want. Promote and pres-
ent and you will get backing, sug-
gestions and support, encouraging
you to move forward with added
discipline. Tend to problems with an
older or younger family member im-
mediately.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Don't get angry - do something
about your situation and you will
eliminate any regret. Emotional mat-
ters can be expected but they don't
have to debilitate you or cause you
to miss out on something that means


a lot to you.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Spend
time nurturing the ones you love
and the setting that makes you most
comfortable. It's worth a little time
and effort to make sure everyone in
your life is happy. Expand your inter-
ests and you will impress the people
around you.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Work from home if you can. A
change may be required in a partner-
ship, so do whatever has to be done
promptly. Uncertainty will only cloud
your vision, so keep things moving
regardless of opposition.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You
will touch the hearts of everyone you
encounter if you are honest about
how you feel. Speak directly to the
people who will be influenced by
your decisions. You will get support
and help accomplishing what needs
to be done.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Don't share secrets. Make some per-
sonal changes to your surroundings
or to your appearance and you will
feel better about your future. Disci-
pline will help you stick to something
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rapidly if you take chances but be
careful.
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eryone or just those who count? You
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in your way..
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find it. You will be able to talk your way
in or out of anything today. Once you
put any minor problems behind you,
the freedom to move forward and fol-
low your dreams will be yours.
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*DEAR ABBY: I am 20 years
old and for the time being, I live
with my parents. My problem
is our elderly neighbor, "John."
John recently divorced his wife
and now lives alone.
He spends most of his time on
his computer having inappropri-
ate conversations with extremely
young-sounding girls via the In-
ternet. He must be hard of hear-
ing because he turns the sound
up loud, and I can hear it all hours
of the night.
I see John on a daily basis, but I
don't want to say anything to him,
and I don't want to call the police
because I'd be embarrassed when
I see him. I'm not sure how to fix
this problem. What do you think?
- Sleepless In Fort Madison,
Iowa '
DEAR SLEEPLESS: You
may not want to have a word
with "John," but that's what you
should do. Inform him that he has
the volume on his computer (or
speakerphone) turned up so loud
that his conversations keep you
up at all hours, and if it doesn't
stop you will have to call the
police. Then if he doesn't follow
through, you should report him
- for disturbing the peace.

*DEAR ABBY: I left "Harold,"
my husband of 24 years, in 2002.
The youngest of our four chil-
dren had just turned 16. Harold
had been abusive for years, but I
lacked the confidence to leave be-
cause I had four children to care
for and nowhere to go.
A couple of months after our
divorce was final, I remarried.
One of the things my new hus-
band, "Pete," and I agreed on
was that we would relocate to his
hometown, 300 miles away, once
he retired. Pete retired last sum-
mer, and we moved a couple of
months ago.
My children, who have all left
home, say they miss me. But my
oldest daughter has real issues
with it. She's 24, unmarried, and

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their 20-month-old daughter. She
needs help with her daughter, but
is not willing to come here.
I am not willing to leave Pete
and go back "there. I stayed with
Harold for too many years caring
for her and her siblings. I think I
have earned the right to live my
own life now without feeling
guilty. My daughter was just "hav-
ing fun" when she accidentally
became pregnant - yet she acts
like I should pay for her mistake.
I need a way to tell her that she
must figure out how to live her
own life and raise her daughter
on her own. I don't want to offend
her so much that she cuts me off
from seeing my grandchild. Any
suggestions? - Blackmailed In
New York
DEAR BLACKMAILED: Un-
der no circumstances should you
leave your husband to become
your daughter's baby sitter. At
24, she is an adult. It is unreal-
istic of her to expect you to pull
her chestnuts out of the fire. If
she needs child care and can't af-
ford to pay for it, she should look
to her siblings or her boyfriend's
family - or she might exchange
baby-sitting services with some of
her friends.
After tolerating an unhappy
marriage for nearly a quarter of a
century "for the sake of the chil-
dren," you have raised them to
the point of independence. The
time has more than come for
your daughter to stand on her
own two feet. If she's refusing to
move, then her situation really
isn't "desperate."
P.S. If you allow her to black-
mail you, it will cost you your
marriage and your future. Do not
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Ready for Christmas
(863)763-6959
GERBILS, (2), 1 grey, 1 black,
female, to good home only,
with cage. (561)985-3004
KITTENS, (6), to good homes
only. (863)763-1893 ask for
Bob
MIXED PUPPIES - mostly
black, males & females, to
good homes only
(863)763-1370


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PIGS (2) Pot Belly. Free to
good home only.
(863)467-6638 Okeechobee
TRUCK CAP - Taken off of a
* '94 Chevy Stepside P/Up.
Okeechobee (863)357-6315
or (863)697-8831
TURTLES, (2), red ear sliders,
1 hatchling (sz. of a quarter),
1 3 yrs. old (3" in diam.)
(561)985-3004


CLEAN UP
Will pick up your junk!
Heavy & Farm Equipment-will
pay CASH. Call Michael @
(863)634-4780
GET COVERED....Run your ad
STATEWIDE! You can run
your classified ad in over
100 Florida newspapers for
$475. Call this newspaper
or (866)742-1373 for more
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Employment -
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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Equipment School. 3wk
training program. Backhoes,
Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local
job placement asst. Start
digging dirt Now. Call
866)362-6497 or
888 707-6886.
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(866)917-2778.


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CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding
Fleet offering Regional/OTR
runs. Outstanding Pay Pack-
age. Excellent Benefits. Gen-
erous Hometime. Lease
Purchase on '07 Peterbilts.
NATIONAL CARRIERS
(888)707-7729 www.nation-
alcarriers.com.
DATA ENTRY! Work from Any-
where. Flexible Hours. PC
Required. Excellent Career
Opportunity. Serious Inquir-
ies Only! (888)240-0064,
ext. 525.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT-
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
DRIVERS- DON'T MISS THIS
Special Sign-On Bonus
36-43 cpm/$1.20 PM $0
Lease/Teams Needed Class
A + 3 months recent OTR
required (800)635-8669.
Earn $500-$1000 Weekly Re-
turning Phone Calls. NO Sell-
ing! (800)324-8148.

EXPERIENCED
INDIVIDUAL WITH
STRONG EXCEL SKILLS
AND A/P KNOWLEDGE
To work full-time in a busy
office. Must be able to
multi-task. Bi-lingual
(English/Spanish) a plus.
Benefits include group
health, profit sharing,
and 401 (k).
Send resume and salary
requirements to:
McArthur Farms, Inc.,
1550 N.E. 208th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or FAX to 863-763-7142.
Drug free workplace.
E.0.E.
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-
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'The Red Violin"
6 She played Lois
in "Lois & Clark"
10 Smear
14 University of
Maine town
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17 1952 Gene Kelly
musical
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some
20 Discontinued
Saturn model
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22 Like some hair
applications
23 Austerity
25 Medical suffix
26 Vote against
27 Environmentalist
28 1987 Masters
champ Larry
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30 1960-61 chess
champ Mikhail
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Sonata"
composer.
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Pryor film
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38 Casper-to-Pierre
dir.
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40 Izod Center
hoopsters
41 Door parts
43 Herriman's
"Krazy" feline
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Abbr.
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identity
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51 Given to
wandering
53 1986 Whoopi
Goldberg movie
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a nonworking
spouse
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Improvement"
star
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or wind
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Greek gods'
veins
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Rosenkavalier"
11 Able to conform
12 Implement
13 Year-end
rewards
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numerical base
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documentary
film, perhaps
24 Come close
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lover's lament
27 Astronaut
Grissom
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point
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of Tom Sawyer"
villain
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defense gp.


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using
exaggeration
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author
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bottled garlic
43 Hungarian
composer Zoltan

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computer-age
drama


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whose shell is
used as a horn
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Washington city
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counterpart
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writing degs.
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al.
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INSURANCE OFFICE
Is looking for a clerical person.
Computer skills are required.
Bi-lingual a plus but not re-
quired. Apply in person at
407 S Parrott Ave.
PROFESSIONAL BODYGUARD
OPPORTUNITIES. Earn up to
$200,000 per year. FREE
training. All traveling expens-
es paid. No Felonies. No Ex-
perience OK.
(866)271-7779. www.body-
guardsunlimited.net.
REAL ESTATE
SALES MANAGER
Needed for Okeechobee Office.
Must have RE License. Call
Jim Weix (772)288-1900
-RECEPTIONIST NEEDED-
in a busy cardiology office.
Medical knowledge & exp.
needed. Exc. benefit plan
offered. Fax resume to
863-467-8708 or
call 863-467-9400


Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
materials now.
(866)713-4492 USWA. Fee
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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




GREETING CARD DIS-
TRIBUTORSHIPS! Be your
own Boss. Earn $50K -
$250K/yr. Call Now
(888)238-1635 24/7.


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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
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will not be undersold!
RACE FANS Make executive
level income working from
your home or the race track.
Live the racing lifestyle eve-
ryday. www.racingwithin-
come.com (800)831-2279.
Vending: Snack/Soda. Loca-
tions available now. Profes-
sional equipment & support.
Many Options. Cash/Fi-
nance. (877)843-8726
B0#2002-037.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classifleds.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Administration and operation of a Rural regional economic
development and tourism organization.
* Extensive knowledge of the economic, social, business,
business development and political factors influencing
regional economic development
* Ability to establish and maintain an effective working
relationship with officials at all levels of government and
private sector
* Strong planning and development skills
* Strong problem solving skills
* Computer skills including outlook, Word, Excel, Power
Point, Quick Books or bookkeeping software
* Grant and fund raising skills necessary
Minimum Bachelor in Business, or related filed
Minimum 4 years experience
E-mail resume to:
Itopel fhredi@heartland-workforce.org
or Call 863-385-4900




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

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

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


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs - if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.



1st/2nd Mortgages Foreclo-
sure? Bankruptcy? Pur-
chase/Re-finance. Bad
credit/Self Employed. No In-
come Verification. Mortgage
Corp Network. Licensed Cor-
respondent Lender Call
(866)581-0767 Toll Free or
visit: www.mycashyes.com.
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfieds


Seniors 62+: You've seen the
TV ads on REVERSE MORT-
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gage, INCOME SOURCE, No
Payments EVER, TAX FREE.
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4l15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-357-9604 or
cell 863-610-1248
License # 2423

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purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items In
the classlifelds.


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

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& Bob Cat work.
Call 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




MAYTAG PORTABLE AC -
Cost $499, asking $250
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles,
Labelle
MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 3 ton. $1000
(863)673-0920
MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 5 ton. $1500
(863)673-0920
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MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT-
antique, w/fold down desk,
pigeon holes, lots of storage
$400 neg (863)467-6805
PIE SAFE/CHINA CABINET -
antique, interchangeable
glass or orig. wood doors,
350. (863)763-5949
POSTER BED- antique, king
size, bedding, $850
(239)887-7593
SOFA: OVER-STUFFED, Neu-
tral color w/ pattern. Great
condition. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6805


A/C UNIT - 4 ton, Mobile
Home unit. 8 mo. old.
$1500. (863)357-2638
DISHWASHER - .Whirlpool -
Model 800 series. White. Ex-
cellent condition. $99.95
(941)545-8746
DISHWASHER, Kenmore, top
of the line, lots of extras,
black front, only 3 yrs. old,
$150. (863)447-2395
DRYER -$100 (863)634-3411
DRYER, Kenmore, electric,
exc. cond., white, $150.
(863)447-2395
UPRIGHT FREEZER - Works
great. $100 (863)673-0780


DRYER, large, $100 or best
o f f e r
(863)763-2098/610-1386
GLASS TOP STOVE.- GE, ask-
ing $275, like new condition
(863)357-6930
REFRIGERATOR - Amana, 27
cu ft, white, side by side,
w/water & ice in door, good
cond. $200 (863)763-5876
STOVE - Glass top, black in
very good condition. $200
(863)517-0244
STOVE - Whirlpool, white, ce-
ramic cook top, self clean-
ing, good condition. $200
(863)763-5876
WASHER'& DRYER - GE, ex-
cellent condition. $250
(863)673-0780
WASHER &'DRYER - Kitchen
Aid, Heavy gauge, Super ca-
pacity, White. $125.
(863)673-5704
WASHER & DRYER SET - GE,
white, full size, brand new,
never used, warranty. $500
firm. (561)248-4487
-WASHER & DRYER SET -
Roper, white, full size, brand
new, never used, warranty.
$500 firm (561)248-4487
WASHER & DRYER- Working
condition. $100.
(863)517-0811
WASHER - Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy ' efficient.
$300 (863)675-0548



UPRIGHT VACUUM/SHAM-
POOER - Kirby, hardly used,
all attachments included.
$300 neg. (863)517-0244


WOLFF TANNING BEDS As
Low as $28 a month! FREE
DVD - Player - Order by
12/15/2007 CALL ETS Tan
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.


BICYCLEi- Used for only one
month, includes lock. $30
(863)983-5690
BOYS BIKE - 12', with training
wheels, green/black, good
condition, $15
(863)763-6131 Okeechobee
ROADMASTER - 24" girls,
mountain bike, new condi-
tion. $30 (863)824-0473
Okeechobee "



BOOKS - Harlequins Romance
& Silhouettes approx. 100.
$15. or will trade.
(863)763-1059



All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. Call for details. Pio-
neer (800)668-5422



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet, 26x23, like new, $30
(863)467-8681
BATHROOM VANITY TOPS (2)
- beige formica, w/bowl/fau-
cet. 48x23, like new, $100
will sep (863)467-8681
CARPORT - 12'x40' & FL/Rm
15'x22' & Util Shed 4'x10'
$500. for all or best offer
(614)395-8258
KITCHEN CABINETS - Cherry,
Base, 10 Ft. $500
(863)357-1075


METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
352)498-0778. Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
Www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR -
Large, Hardware included.
Good condition. $100.
(863)228-0467


BABY BATHTUB- Like new.
$10. (863)675-2503
BABY CLOTHES - Girls, from
3-12mo. All for $35.
(863)675-2503
CRIB - Excellent condition.
$100. Firm. 863-673-5704
INFANT BOYS VESTED - 4 pc
set, size 0-3 mos, new, great
for holiday pictures. $5
(863)763-6131 Okee area
PLAY PEN - large, excellent
condition $25
(863)763-0669



CRYSTAL - Fostoria, Early
American pattern. Misc. pcs.
$650. Not sold separately.
(863)763-7268
DIAPER CHANGER / DRESSER
- Light Wood. Very good
shape. $150 (863)763-8688


CLOTHING - mens shirts and
misc items, $20 for all
(863)467-8224
GIRLS MiSC CLOTHING - Siz-
es 11/12. $25 for all.
(863)673-3819 leave mes-
sage if no answer
MATERNITY CLOTHES - 2x,
some XL. Jeans, shorts, T-
Shirts, All Gently worn. $125
/ best offer. (863)634-8040



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Fast, Great for school or
Seniors. $99.
(863)517-2782 Tony


ANTIQUE FIREPLACE- 1950's,
small cast iron, brass trim.
$300 (863)610-1276
ARMOIRE - Beautiful pine,
must see. $400 or best offer.
(863)634-0779
BED - Queen size, Simmons
mattress, white & brass,
$200 or best offer
(863)801-4207
CHAIR - Glider rocker with ot-
toman & matching child size
glider rocker. $45
(863)763-5567
CHAIR - Large & ottoman.
Barely worn. Good condition.
$50. '(863)517-0811
CHEST OF DRAWERS - &
Dresser Good condition.
$50. (863)467-9048
COFFEE TABLES - 4, Glass
tops mirrors, Nice, must see.
$90. for all. (863)763-3982
CRAFTMATIC BED - Standard
size, back & leg raises up,
w/massager, new. $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-5206
CURIO CABINET- Oak, large,
glass, mirrored, lights, $200
(863)763-0215
DINETTE SET - Round, glass
top, wrought iron. $175
(336)342-0221
ENTER CENTER - wall unit,
wood, shelves, holds TV or
Stereo, $150
(239)887-7593
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to
$299. neg. (561)633-1371
RECLINER - burgundy, leather
look, great condition, $40
(863)675-0850
ROLL TOP DESK, great shape,
wooden, $250.
(863)634-8890


ROLLTOP DESK - Hand made,
Needs to be finished. Asking
$2500. (863)801-3851
SOFA - Brown, Large section-
al. $250. (863)801-329'1
SOFA, 2 piece, $50.
.(863)763-2098/610-1386
VANITY w/ Mirror - Antique,
Chair, Bureau, Head Board,
Foot Board. $150 for all.
(863)610-1276
WICKER SET - 7 pc., cream,
cushions and pillows includ-
ed. Like new. $399 Call
(239)218-6404



GOLF CART - '94 EZ Go, elec-
tric, w/charger, recondi-
tioned. $1250
(863)675-1472
GOLF CART - Club Car 2003,
gas, like new. $2995
(863)675-1472


BUSHMASTER CARBINE - M4
type, 5.56mm, excellent
condition. $900
(352)266-3412
DBL BARREL 410 SHOTGUN -
50cal, black powder shot-
gun, 22 mag rifle, $800 for
all (502)931-8101
REMINGTON - 1 yr old, model
710, 300. Winchester Mag-
num w/3x9 Bushnell scope,
$380 firm (863)673-5058



BOWFLEX SPORT,' Home
Gym, valued at $1,000, sell
for $350. (863)634-8890



COMFORTOR, Twin size, red,
lightweight w/matching
sham & accent rug, exc.
cond. $30'(863)634-5038
RAINSOFT WATER SYSTEM -
new, complete, $1000
(863)763-8561


JEWELRY ARMOIRE- Cherry,
Queen Anne, $25
(863)763-0215


BATH & SHOWER SEAT - Car-
ex Rubbermaid, Adjustable,
Never used. Pd $60. Asking
$45. (863)763-8387 Lv msg
ELEC SCOOTER - fairly new,
runs in perfect condition,
$500 (863)467-5117
LARGE SCOOTER - Space
saver, Excellent condition.
Pd $5000., Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
POWER CHAIR - With joy
stick. Excellent condition. Pd
$5800. Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. New
$5800, Asking $650
(863)763-6907


ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS,
Adult, XXX, $575. or best of-
fer. (561)633-1371
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.
CHRISTIAN TAPES - Rod Par-
sley, see at www.ninetyper-
centsure.com. $5
(863)885-2804
TEMPORARY POWER POLE -
Complete, 200 amp, square
D. $200 (863)467-7415


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.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL07.
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
PUMP - Granger #5K887C,
High pressure. Brass gear
head. Paid $195. Sell for
$100 (863)610-1120



DRUM SET - Gretch, 8 pc.,
double kick peddle. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-3696
GUITAR - Yamaha 6 string
Acoustic. Like new. Case in-
cluded. $140.
(863)634-8671
ORGAN - asking $50
(863)517-1935
ORGAN - Lowery, Holiday
Spinet, easy play, padded
bench, manuals, $400
(863)357-0868 ,
PIANO - Beautiful brown up-
right Kimball on wheels.
Bench w/storage area. IncI
music. $500 (863)763-2546
PIANO - Hobart M. Cable, Up-.
right, with bench. Excellent
condition. $300.
(863)233-3782
PIANO - Wurlitzer Spinet, Dark
wood. Absolutely new condi-
tion. Orig. $2000. Asking
$800. (863)467-8720 '
RECORDER - ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. . $2000
'(863)763-9527.


AQUARIIUM - 55 gallon with
filter, lights & metal stand.
$60. Neg.
239-675-6696/863-675-6696
-BIRD CAGES - Assorted sizes
& accessories in good con-
dition, cheap. $300 will sep-
arate. (863)763-6778
CAT DOOR - Full size cat door.
Fits standard - size sliding
glass door. Asking $50 or
best offer. (863)634-8040
CHIHUAHUA PUP - male,
$300 (863)634-9645
DACHSHUND PUPPY- male,
red, 8 wks old, purebred,
$250 (863)467-5117
DOG CAGE, extra Ig., like new,
* hardly used, $250.
(863)612-6682
PARAKEET - 3 mo old. $12.
(863)763-4088
PIGMY GOATS - (2) male, will
trade for female goats or
sheep (305)299-1203 Cle-
wiston area.
RED HEELER DOG - Male, 8
mo. old. No papers. $50.
(772)473-7114. Ft Drum
area.
REDBONE PUPPIES - UKC
registered, sire & dame on
premises. $350 each.
(863)673-3894
SUN CONURE BIRD- cage in-
cluded, friendly, sweet,
lovable, 2 yrs old, $250
(863)801-4707



POOL - Sand & Sun. 10'x2V'/',
Triple strength sides. Easy to
assemble, no sand req. All ac-
cess. $95. (863)467-2112
POOL VACUUM, auto, for in
ground or above ground,
brand new, never used,
$100. (863)634-5038


GOLF CLUB - 14 piece set
- with bag, $25. Call
863-801-1781


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


POOL TABLE - Solid oak, Red
felt. Like new. Accessories
included. $1500.
(863)675-3424
STADIUM SEATS - 2, Like
new, Used 1 time. $20. will
separate. (863)763-8387
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AMP - 1 Sony Exploid, 250
watt, great condition, used
only 2 months. $50
(863)634-4698
SPEAKERS - 4, 12" Punch P2,
8 ohm, $300. Will separate.
Or best offer (863)634-5888
SUBWOOFER - JL AUTO, 15",
In box. $125 (863)634-3411
SUBWOOFER, (2), MMAT
P3.0, 12", nearly new, great
cond., never beaten up,
$400 neg. (863)634-6476
SUBWOOFERS - 2, 15", Jug-
gernaut Hybrids. Nearly new.
in Ig ported box. $1500. Neg.
Pd. $2000: (863)634-6476


FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will separate.
(239)707-4404
HD PROJ TV - Hitachi, 60".
Perfect condition. PIP with
remote. $1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
HITACHI TV - Big Screen, 50",
asking $400 (863)634-2582
TELEVISIONS (2) - GE 36" &
32", asking $350 for both
(239)289-7637
TOSHIBA - 61", Works great.
$650. Firm. Please call
(863)697-3457 for details.
TV - Big 36" Panasonic. Excel-
lent condition. $200.
(239)340-8503


ARC WELDER - 230 amp, infi-
nite control, hi-low duty cy-
cle, $75 (863)357-0868
GAS GENERATOR - Honda, 5
KVA, engine frozen, 2 gaug-
es missing. $50
(863)763-2053
SANDER - Sears,. Oscillating
Spindle, like new, with cabi-
net, 20x20 work surface
$250 (863)801-4207
SAW - Metal cut off, 7.5", drill
press - $600 for both, will
separate. (863)674-0416
WELDER/GENERATOR - Mill-
er, Bobcat 225, 8000 units,
fell off p/up truck. Good for
parts. $50 (863)763-2053


SONY PSP - w/3 games, car-
ry case, $150
(863)357-6930



VACUUM - Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$400 neg. (863)634-9526


ADULT VIDEOS - (30) $120
(863)357-1075

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
Seedss/Plants /
Flowers 865



HORSE TRAILER, King, good
condition, sleeping area, bill
of sale only. $2500.
(863)824-6720
HORSES, (2), POny Cart with
harness & 3 saddles. Call for
pricing & info.
(863)634-8890

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



GARDEN TUB - Large, New,
$100. (863)228-0467 after
2pm.
RIDING MOWER - Snapper 12
hp, 30" cut, 4 yrs old. In very
good shape. $250
(863)357-5472
RIDING MOWER - Toro, l6hp,


266-H Hydrostatic. Runs
great. Snow blade/wheel
weights. $850. 302-670-4999
YANMAR 1510 - 3 cyl diesel
in good shape w/almost new
4' Bush hog. $2600.
(305)299-1203


Rentals



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



BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
BHR - Lg 2br, CBS, screen
room & utility room, Quiet
area, Private lake, $750/mo
+ $500 sec (863)467-2784
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
IN TOWN OF OKEE: Studio
apt, single occupancy, unfur-
nished, no pets, smoke-free
environment. $650/mo +
$6500 sec dep, utilities includ-
ed. Call 863-610-0861.
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/2 ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313



Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month First, First,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129


BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $795/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)793-4860
BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BA's,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE - 3 BR, 2
BA Home on Canal. Fenced
yard, $1100 mo.
(248)672-1528
CBS Home, 3BR/2BA, on 5 ac.
w/24x60 barn, asking
$3,000 neg. or to rent for
$1500 mo, (863)634-6113
Charming Country Cottage,
3BR/1.5BA, 15 min. from
town & 2BR/1BA, no pets.
1st, last & sec. Call Debbie
S863)467-2982 Mon.-Fri.,
am til 4pm.
CLEAN, well maintained 2/2
house & 2/2 villa in Okee.
$800 per month
(863)467-5965
N OF OKEECHOBEE- Cottage,
1br, fully turn, incld elec &
satellite, on river, NO pets,
$700/mo (863)467-1950
OKEE., 3br, lba, Lrg carport,
New Cent. A/C /heat.$875.
mo. + Sec. $300. Neg.
(863)634-8942/697-3146
OKEE-1011 SW 10th Ave. 3br,
lba, den, custom kitch, tile,
$1150/mo, 1st & $1000 sec
863-467-9681/610-0167
OKEECHOBEE - 3br, lba, just
off Hwy 710, w/den, Ig kitch-
en, Shed, $950/mo + Sec.
(863)634-5129
OKEECHOBEE - 2/2 Villa, $950
monthly, 1st & last, $500
security. No pets
(863)634-1833
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$1500/mo. 1st mo & sec.
dep. (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters w/refs.
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139
SOUTHEAST OKEECHOBEE- in
town, 3/2 CBS, Yr lease,
$900, 1st & last,
(863)382-6424.
TREAS. ISLAND - 2BR, 1.5BA,
porch, patio, shed, fnced yd,
canal w/dock, $840/mo, or
wkly + dep (863)447-3051
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 Very
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$950 mo. + 1st & sec. dep.
863-824-0981



Great Location!
OFFICE SPACE
I.D Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740



OKEE, Furnished Rm. Single
occ., private entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & deposit, utils incl.
(863)467-0771 after 6pm


BH RIDGE - 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $700 1st
& $700 Sec (772)370-1095


I Home Improv


Boone, Blowing Rock, Ban-
ner Elk. Let the local experts
at MAP Realty find that per-
fect property for you.
(828)262-5655 or www.ma-
prealtyboone.com.
CLARKS HILL LAKE, GA
DRASTICALLY REDUCED!
Heavily treed dockable wa-
terfront on huge lake. Under-
ground electric & central
water. Financing available.
Lakefront building lot.
$99,900. (888)942-5253.
NC Mountain Log Homes
starting at $189,900. 3 bed,
2 bath, Approx. 1340 sq. ft.
Prdmier Mountain Properties,
www.jimmydagenhart.com
(828)284-0985.


TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2/1 C/Air &
Heat, Waterfront. $1000 mo.
�Annual / $1200 monthly, +
electric (863)634-0584


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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale . . 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BUILDING & LAND
7200 sq ift-
Metal building on 1 + acre of
land, fenced, plenty of parking,
located on N. Industrial Loop,
LaBelle, Florida.
2400 sq ft- Office space under
A/C.
4800 sq ft- Warehouse area-3
large bays.
Call (863)675-4342 or
(863)673-1885 for more
information.


NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT!
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE- 2/2/1, or
3/2/1, RENT TO OWN, Beau-
tifully redone in and out,
Tropical Paradise on canal
w/29 mature trees, South
side of town, 30 miles to
Pratt, low taxes, $95,000,
Rent for $1000/mo
w/$375/mo going towards
down payment. 6051 SE
97th Trail. (561)452-0512


ACREAGE, 2 1/2 acres cleared
and fenced located in Four
Seasons. Reduced! $75,000.
(863)697-6446
Florida Land Auctions. Free
property analysis. Market
evaluation for land & farms.
www.MyersJackson.com
Rowell Realty & Auction Co.,
Inc. AB296/AU479.
FLORIDA LAND OWNER Fl-
NANCED - 10-acre estates,
homes only, paved, under-
ground electric, $89,900,
great value. Limited time of-
fer, wWw.1800flaland.com
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
(800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
ker.
FSBO:OKEECHOBEE
10-75 Acres Avail. Must sell
due to health. Owner financing
possible. Down payment as
low as $6500 on 10 acre par-
cel. (863)634-7311 for info.
North Florida Land Sale Rec-
reational to Residential.
5-350 Acres starting @
$5,500 per acre w/owner fi-
nancing. (800)294-2313
x1685 A Bar Sales, Inc. 7
days 7am-7pm.


PRICED TO SELL! 2 - 1.25
lots in Viking on corner, Elec.
close. $27,500 each.
www.holladayauctions.
corn
R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, great
location, $99,000 neg.
772-878-3335/224-.1423
VIKING AREA - 1 1/4 Acre,
High and Dry. 239-433-2037



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.
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.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & InformatTbn
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Beautiful NC Mountains -


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



AIR BOAT, 12', 220 ground
power, runs good, fresh out
of the can, $5000.
(863)634-5959
BAR-B-QUE GRILL - Fits on a
pontoon boat on the railings.
Cost $145. Asking $90.
(863)763-2407


COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+
$89,900 Incredible commu-
nity, water & marsh views,
Year- round temperate
weather. Near Golden Isles.
Enjoy boating, fishing, walk-
ing, family/retirement living.
Great financing available.
CALL (888)513-9958.
Luxurious Italian Villas, ach
unique and hand-crafted, in
our La Campanella residen-
tial community with spa and
restaurant on premise, locat-
ed in Southwest Colorado
nestled between the San
Juan Mountains and the Ani-
mas River Valley. This is an
outstanding opportunity for
real estate investments and
2nd home buyers. Durango
was recently named to
America's Dozen Distinctive
Destinations and preserved
communities. Visit us
www.lacampanelladuran-
go.com/FL, or call
(970)769-3769.
NORTH CAROLINA - 18 acres
of beautiful mountain land.
Less than 10 miles from the
NEW Tiger Woods Golf
Course, now under con-
struction. Just $20,000 per
acre. Write William Mackey,
5850 US Hwy 70 West, Old
Fort, North Carolina, 28762.
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.
Swww.realtyofmurphy.com.
STUCK in Florida? Can't SELL
what you own? TRADE your
property for one of our lake-
front homes or lots in the
mountains of North Georgia
or Western North Carolina.
Call Darin at Bender Realty
800-311-1340.
Tennessee Land Sale 20 AC-
only $29,900 Subdivision
.Potential 20 AC/ Log Cabin
Only $69,900. Sat.-Nov 10th
Only 2100 sf log cabin pkg
on 20 acre ridgetop w/ spec-
tacular views. 2 miles to
Nicklaus designed golf
course. Near TN River & rec
lake. Or 20 acres only
$29,900. Excellent financing.
Call today to find out how.to
pay NO closing costs
(866)999-2290, x 1628.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5
acres riverfront on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River,
State Park, fishing, view, pri-
vate, good access $89,500
(866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home � Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020




BH RIDGE - 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$900. 1st & $900. Sec.
(772)370-1095
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
DUPLEX APARTMENTS
1/1 & 2/1 w/ Large porch. On
large, shaded, fenced lot. Nice
area. $600 mo & $850 mo.
, Call(863)634-3451
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES - DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, $800/mo. & 1st,
last, & $500 sec.
(954)260-1933
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okee 3br, 2ba, Lake access,
No pets $925 mo 1st & sec.
. dep. (561)927-8211



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
DISTRESS SALE - 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$43,900 includes set up and
A/C. Call (863)675-8888
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Veryeasyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $43,900
Call (863)675-4442
SUPER SALE - Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888
TAYLOR CREEK, on the water,
2BR, 2BA, '05 model, lived in
3 months, boat house w/lift,
new out building, sprinkler
system. $189,000
(863)763-2407
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area,
$650/mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep. (561)743-4331

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BARGE, 25', Pontoon, with rig-
ging & trailer, $2,000. BOAT TRAILER- 17 Ft., Single I , "
(561)262-1390 axle. $150 or best offer.
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin , 14.1 hp 0 _A]
'69, Runs good. $500. BOATING TUBE- West Marine. OLF CARS 1,
(561)790-3681 Used only once. Includes I N
rope & life jacket. $200. or
BOAT TRAILER- Magic tilt, best offer. (863)673-0546
single axle, alum., 4 bunk, .-...H1hmlIli lC
winch, jack stand, never Sherri Enfinger, Manager* www.gilbert-golfcars.com
used $2000 (863)357-6229 7 3 4 4
FAMILY STYLE PONTOON HARLEY SPORTSTER '92 - 863763-0434
BOAT, 24', with trailer, XLH1200, lowered, fwd. 315 S. ParrottAvenue Okeechobee, FL 34974
$2995. (561)262-1390 controls, S & S carb, pipes.
- $3900 neg (863)467-7415 SporsVeil -t1
FIBERGLASS OUTBOARD HONDA CBR 600 '00- T
6BOAT - 15f2, asking $100 Wrecked, for parts. $1500 or OLDSMOBILE CIERA, '88,
(863)261-7229best offer (863)697-6648 SCOOTER: Electric Chariot, dr, aSMOBILE CIERA, '88, $50
GLASS TRON FLATS BOAT '84 HONDA SHADOW SABRE Stand up style. Rechargeable (863)612-6682
- W/90 hp Johnson motor & 1100 2002 $4900 or best Battery. Similar to Segway.. Impounds for Sale9
trailer, very good cond. offer (863)885-2804 See at New. 525 (863)610-112 Police pounds for Sale! 9
$3500 neg. (863)673-0733 www ninetypercentsure.com N Honda Accord $399! 9:
Toyota www.ninetypercentsure.cCamry $500! For list
JAVALIN BOAT, '89, 19 ft., KM 125 DIRTBIKE '03 - runs Qings call (800)366-9813 E>
175 Johnson motor & trol- great, great for beginners, 9271.
ling mtr., fish finder & GPS, Shop early for Christmas CORSAIR '87 - 5th wheel, new
$4999. (863)357-3092 $160 (863)634-8734 AC, refrig, good cond., few
road miles, in Taylor Creek,4
JON BOAT, 12', Sears, flat bot- MOTORCYCLE HELMET, HJC, Okee $4200 (561)801-1936
tom, painted camo, 2 swivel good cond., size small, $10. CHEVY BLAZER 15001989
seats, no motor, $300. (863)357-0344 or C, C/C, 4WD. Runsgoo
(863)634-5593 (863)610-0754 n I * N C D s C
(863) Very dependable. $3000 o
JON BOAT- 17ft on '01 boat SADDLE BAGS, small leather { best offer. (941)628-2659
trailer, 60 hp Evinrude motor, slant style, used very little, JEEP WLLYS 1946 - 4 cy
'02 elect trolling motor. $225. (863)357-0344 or i I $ I ( - 1666
$4000 (863)763-8614 (863)610-0754 $500 (863)801-1666
PROCRAFT BASS BOAT, '95, SUZUKI GSXR 600 '05 - frame Automobiles 4005 n
17', 2 fish finders, new troll, sliders, Yoshi exhaust, flush Autos Wanted 4010
mtr., 120 2 stroke force, mt turn signals, $5000 Classic Cars 4015 AUTO PARTS - For '97 Gran
$5,000 neg. (863)673-2388 (863)697-9405 Commercial Trucks 4020 Am. Good 3100 V-6, $400
WAVE BLASTER '96 - Yamaha SUZUKI GZ250 2001 - Excel- Co nstruction 4025 86359-29235401
760, trailer included, runs lent condition. Good gas Fquipn rs 4030
good. $1500 (863)674-0613 mileage. $1800 or best offer. Foreign Whel rive 4035 CHEVY ENGINE: 350, 4 Bo
rs / R (321)202-9067 Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 Main w/Holly 750 dual pum
SSUZUKI KATANA600F '94 - Parts - Repairs 4045 carb. Race trans. $1500
Runs good. $1500 or best Pickup Trucks 4050 best offer. (239)878-4078
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High- offer. (863)228-5044 Sport Utility 4055 CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
top, Mechanically restored, Tractor Trailers 4060 Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En
Receipts, $2500. or trade for SUZUKI TL1000S '98, Very Utility Trailers 4065fits Trailblazers/En
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist. fast. $1800 (239)867-1093 Vans 4070 voys $800 863-634-5888
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited YAMAHA 1000 1984 - Runs ENGINE & TRANS- 1987, 30:
Edition, 29 ft, complete. great. $1500 or best offer. engine, w/OD trans, can hea
$2000 needs work (321)202-9067- o -- -- -- run, $700 or best of
(772)215-3500/597-0463 i fer(863)763-1370
NOMAD 1976 - 34 Ft., Park ATs3 CHEVY CAMARO RS - '97 F250 TRUCK PARTS - '97
model. $2500 Conv., Runs good, needs 4x4, No engine or title
(772)828-5938 AT h brake work $1700 Neg. $1000 772-359-2923 c
(772)828005938 - CART, Bench seat style. (863)673-3513 LaBelle 863-467-5401
NOMAD 1986 - 23 Ft. $1800 For kid's or small adult.
(772)828-5938 $200. (954)536-6613 CHRYSLER LEBARON CON- FIBERGLASS TRUCK CAP
GO CART 2006 - 2 Seater VERTIBLE '94 - White, a/c, Fits 8 ft truck bed, int
TRAILER HITCH - Draw Tight. Runs good. $600 117k, auto, drives well, small brake lights, sliding glass
$50 (863)467-6148 (863)763-8618 dent. $1700 (863)612-1211 $250 neg. (863)801-9165
Fih Wh HONDA 250 ATV - 2004 runs DODGE STRATUS, '00, auto, MICKEY THOMPSON 8 lug 16
great, blue in color, new a/c, all power, $2500. Rims with tires, $40C
TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel, tires, $2000 (863)675-0104 (863)634-0464 ask for Jere- (863)634-9696
alum louver, fits full size La Belle my RE-CAP TIRES
Chevy/GMC. Asking $375 HONDA 450 ES 4x4 '03 - gar- FORD CROWN VICTORIA '89- (2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rubwi
neg. 863-697-9704 age kept, asking $3000 firm V8 5.0 engine, runs great. ber, $175forbothor wilse
S(561)719-9496 $700 (863)467-0642 sep (561)676-0427
-ccesorie HONDA 70 ATC - '85, 3 FORD MUSTANG '93 Con- IMS - 16" 6 lug, America
Wheeler. Good condition, vertibe "R 9o -. on- Racing, $200 or best offe
MOTOR - 7.5 air cool Game Needs carb rebuild/replace- vbod ork.$700.West P Call 863-675-8305
Fisher, exc. running cond. ment. $300. (863)634-5593 Beach. (561)254-7458 863-674-1333
$400. Call 863-801-1781 HONDA FOREMAN '05 - 500 RIMS - 35 x 12.50 x 16.5 o
Mar-ielec shift, 37hrs, $5500 or FORD MUSTANG, '94, 16.5 x 10; 8 lug rims, fit
best offer (863)673-2388 wrecked, great for parts, Dodge & Ford. $200
�. OIISPrM '0 - $800. (863)634-9696 (863)673-6289
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BOAT TRAILER -16 Ft., Single 400, many extras, toolbox, MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS RIMS & TIRES- New 20
ale $125 or best offer. 4wd. $3000 firm '94 - Excellent condition. Rims, 16K miles, on tires
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A different kind of ride
Mia Lazaro, 7, and Michael Lazaro, 8, enjoy a different kind of ride at the Cole Brothers
Circus on Monday Nov. 5 at the Okeechobee County Ari-civic Center.


Community Events


Civil War re-enactment planned for Dec. 1 & 2
The seventh annual CMivil War re-enactment about the raid on Fort
Pierce will be held Dec. 1 & 2 at the Savannas Recreation.Area, 1400 E.
Midway Road, in Fort Pierce. On Saturday, camps will be open to the
public from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and battles will be held throughout
the day with the main battle being staged at 2 p.m. On Sunday, camps
will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the main battle
starting at 1 p.m. Other activities include living history demonstrations,
Sutler's Row, Civil War camps, Ladies Tea, blacksmith and more. Ad-
mittance costs are $3 for adults and $1 for children. Kids under the age
of 6 will be admitted free. For information: contact Anita Errico-Smith
at (772) 465-7608, or by e-mail at civilwargal@cs.com; or, Lou Rausch
at (772) 359-6541, or, Greyriderl863@aol.com. All proceeds from the
event will go to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post #400.

11th annual fashion show and luncheon
Tickets are now available for the 11th Annual Fashion Show and
Luncheon sponsored by Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the
Eastern Star. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the KOA Re-
sort. The event features a delicious luncheon and our spectacular Tea
Cup Auction with an abundance of beautiful gifts and gift baskets to
be won. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at
11:45 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person. No tickets will be sold at the
door. This is the holiday event of :.,1 -.. .. n i, you won't want to miss so
reserve your ticket by calling our Ticket (lfairman, Dolores Anchors at
(863) 467-1392 or any member of Okeechobee ( I,|Ii. r No. 128.


Local club plans toy drive
The Just for Today Club is doing a toy collection for the needy chil-
dren of the inmates in the Okeechobee County Jail. All donations are
to be received by Dec. 21. All toys are to be new and unwrapped.
Please drop off the toys at the Just for Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E.,
Suite K. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-4017 or (863) 634-
9386.

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.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPU'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.


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

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offer-
ing 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. We now have day and evening classes available. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings
for membership. The members of the volunteer council protect
and advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique
needs. 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 informa-
tion; or, visit www.floridasac.org.


OKeecnooee iNews/rete uawaa

High caliber act
Czarina Sinovat, the human cannonball, prepares to climb into the barrel of what Cole Broth-
ers Circus calls the world's largest cannon. She was shot across the arena into a net. The
circus performed at the Okeechobee County Agri-civic Center on Monday, Nov. 5.


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RIMS- Set of 4, 16 x 7, 5 lug, FORD EXPEDITION, '98, Eddie IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
Dodge Ram 1500 P/U, fits Bauer, 4x4, good cond STATE OF FLORIDA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
96-01. REDUCED $100 $45 or best offr.DEPARTMENTOF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFLORIDA INANDFOR
Cash. (863)801-9165 (812)291-0118 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT OKEECHOBEECOUNTY
RUNNING B off of The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its intent
RUNNING BOARDS, off of .. .UKI .AMU .AI *QR 44 to issue of a permit for McArthur Farms Barn #3, to be issued to McArthur ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.,
Ford F250 Crew Cab, black, SUZUKI SAMURAI 86, 44, Farms, Inc. -i,, , ..... .... ,,i he waste management ACALIFORNIACORPORATION
for 4 dr., $125 Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd., system in a ,,,, .. .. .. .i i... . .. . . Nutrient Management Plaintiff,
(8 6 , ,7-manual tran s. W /,D . R uns ,., , .,,-,, r , ..5 ,. , ,1 ., .The perm it w ill .
. ... .. . . . ... _well. $1500 (561)261-0766 ,r, , ,, *j,," .. ....,".'" I ..r..l ation.SySteM. TONY 0. HUET AKA TONY HUET el. a,
(863)697-2032 N5.0..s... .. . Defendants
TIRES - 305/70/17 Nitto, All r. .., . . , *. .. "n... !-..... . . ,
Terrain Terra Grappler. $600. Tail es 4,0i... ,:.,1:.',,.i.., . . ' ,.. ... ....., .. TO:TONYG. HUOET AKA TONY HUET
or best offer (863 8 8,,,,, ,1 1. ,,r.. 6. ,,, i ,,, , M , ,,' . ,, '' , , , . ' ,- , Whose residence is: 180 SE 80th Ave.,
or best offer (863)801B-5198 N.. I .. .... J ' " """ . Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 & 1469 Royal
TIRES & WHEELS - 4, OPEN TRAILER - Tandem, 334Fo2913.rest Ct Wt Palm Beach, FL 33406
P205/75/R14, 5 hole Ford needs right axle. $1000 or Th i.. , , ,, i. ,,,i ,, .,,,,.,,.,, ,,,,, i tely Whose residence is: 180 SE 80th Ave.
Ranger pattern, med st tread best offer Call1 Barb at ..,,,,,,- ........ .,,,,,,, - ..., ., Okeechobee, Flm 34974 & 1469 Royal
. eo"75 0,,1 u" I .h,,,h,,,h,,l',5 , ,,,,,I , I ' ,,, h - F r I Wes i , , ,,,t Palm ,each, h 3
$75 will sep. (863)634-6325 (863)763- 188 _ tioning for a hearing are set forth below. I alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed TONGeret by, th roghuAnder or Ai
TRANSMISSION - for GMC How do you find a job In ,, .1 .. . ..6h .."......... " . .. .I... .. ...... , .I.-i..n...." .j,i ,,.r . T Y. -,,,TA ....N....I.-...
S u b u r b a n ' 9 3 , a s k i n g $ 3 0 0 t o d a y ' s c o m p e t i t i v e -. , . . . , . .,' . 1 , I,, l. 1 . 1 . 1,, ,6,, . . . 1.. . .. . .- , . , - ,,, , ,I . . .. . . ..-., n, ,,, ,,, . I ,,
(863)302-4442 a n $ 0 I competitive formation set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of,,,,,,
(863)302-4442 market? In the employ- ,-,,,, ,,,,, ....-.. ,1 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Sta- YOU NTIFEO that an action for
TRUCK BED, fits '94-'01 ment section 01of the as- ," ,',, , 1 " ... Foreclrelosure of Mortgage on the follow-
Dodge Dually, white, $500. silleds Un ,, .... 1.ri, II . , hi,,, , 1,,. ,,7 , . ,,,. , . , -,, , / request en- it dp rihpdprnprt,, .
(8 6 3 )6 3 4- 6 8 89 - .... . .. .. ............ ' .. ...... ;.. . The request t . . 0 I.. ' �
P l .... . .. .... .. ....I u .I.. ,. .. .... . . . .. . .... l . elbefo re the
W HEELS - (4), 16", five hole, " t" I 1' I,," .1 1........ "' h""" m'. , ing more particulady described as fol-
aluminum, 8" wide, for a car, Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec- lows' . .
all for $100. (863)634-6325 tion 120.60(3), Floda Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication .... .',' ... . .-. A-
__"___________ _ ___'_ _____T| , _. __ I of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever oc- ,, ,,, .. . ,,,
nTIR I l I I | 1 | *1 curs first. Under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, any person who ,,,,,,,,,' ,,i .ii,,,
ic Tuk 400has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petdion within quarter of said Secn 21, for a dis
____'_'*___'____ _'_ ''__ fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. tance of 60.00 feet to the Northwest
ARE FIBERGLASS LID. - in Public Notice 5005 The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat- i,.1,, ". ',''..., , i., "'uF
Dark Stone Brown, off '06 State Public - ed above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request , ,, ,,,,, ,,', r,,,
F350, 6.5 ft bed, like new, Legal Notice 5500 fr enlargement f time wihin rteen days of receipt of nace shall conste county Flodda; thence continue South
waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination Ihearing) ,j, i ,'' o, j 1 h. r , ,n
$450 neg (863)763-8447 under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Stalules. Any subsequent lterven- ,,, ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,, , .,
tion (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discreton of the Records 226, Page1623, fora dis-
CHEVY '86 - SWB, runs great, presiding officer upon the filing of a motion n compliance with Rule 28-106.205, stance of 6.00 feet to a point lying on
needs a little work. $5000 or lornda Administrative Code. the East right of way line of SE 0 th
best offer. (863)357-0516 A petition that disputes the material lacts on which the Department's action is based Avenue A B & N Art h 00 derees0400
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE must contain the following information: East along said East right of way line,
CHEVY SILVERADO 1993 - NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT for a distance of 562.81 feet to the
350 eng., 2W D, Runs great! OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR '1 . .. . ..IiI,... . . . i, ,, , .,ii. n. i r'. , ,,, , ,,, . .... .I .,,, , ,,,i ,,,
$350 (863)357-6205 CASE NO.47 2007 CA 0343 , ,. ..... , ,,i,i,, .i . .... , ,,,, ii . ., ,i, . r.. ,, ,,r .... I ,nn,, ... , , . .
a c ti v ity is lo c a t e d : . ,,, ,.. .I, ,, , iilii, , ,, ,,, , ,
DODGE , '94, Runs great. A/C DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST (b) A statement of how and when each peitioner received notice of the Depart- bear South 89 degrees 55'45" East for
very cold. New tires. $2100. COMPANY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE meant action; a distance of 1089.00 feet to a point;
(8 )l .04 1 FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the thence bear South 00 degrees 04' 00
(863)675014 LOAN TRUST SERIES 2006-2 Oepartment action; .. , "1.,n ,In,i ,l,, ,,: ,,l ,,i,i
Plaintiff, (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the pelli- , di . I7,, , r, , r.,: 1
FORD F-350 DUALLY '87- 460 vs. tion must so indicate; distance of400.00 feet to a point;
5 spd., new paint, runs CATHY MARROQUIN A/K/A CATHRYN (e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifica- thence bear North 89 degrees 55' 45"
good, $3500 or best offe D. MARROQUIN, ET, AL, tion of the Department action; Westn for a distance of 1089.00BB feet to
good, $3500 or best offer. Defendants () A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and slat- the point of beginning.
(863)228-5044 . utes which entire the petitioner to relief; and .M0i 180 SE 80th Ave, Okeechobee,
TO: CATHY MARROQUIN AKA CATHRYN " ".i w "i i ih.r , ri ,,i,,i i r i, .-itioner, stating precisely the action F 34974
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl., 0 MARROQUIN; PHYLLIS SEHON; l,, p,, ,.,,.. ,.,, . i, , ', .T.,,... has been filed against you and your are
UNKNOWN SPOUSE PHYLLIS SE- ... ,
$1000 or best offer. HON; LUIS MARROQUIN AKA LUIS Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency ,, . ., , , .0,
Last know address: 2644 SE 27th ",,,,, h I,, ', ,,, :ii ",,,ii,,t ' . ri... " , Jr , v"I ' , I , , i, r,:i ,,,i,,"J i, , .i,, ,.' , 'mih . .n ,,,t ',,,,
MAZDA '92 - Ext cab, auto, fan o WiUkrure 6 iii F ests will be affected by such final decision of the Department have the dghlto .'i ,,,,,,. :,,-,, i1"
$2500 (502)931-8101 " interest thr '" u orclaiming petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements with ( chose one) t i
$20 [ )3l-81 01 interest ba, through, under or against set forth abov1 (a)within 30 days after the first publica-
CATHY ARROQUIN AKA CATHRYN tion of this notice, or
SILVERADO 3500 FLATBED D. MARROQUIN; PHYLLIS SEHON; , . .. ... ,, ,,,n,,, .. . i., ..I j ,,.~,,,, I. .. i . I. (b) on or before November 24, 2007
2001 - 108K, 5th wheel, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PHYLLIS SE-: . i , ,. i, , ,,,,,,,,, i, n , ,,_ i, I,,,,i .ir, m, .ii, i, , in, ,,' ,i .r ii, I I,. u n
gooseneck, receiver ht h HON; LUIS MARROQUIN AKA LUlS ,,.'iIh,,,,n, ,,-,-i'.-, .- ."I "i, inf , lh.,-wi,,,.j,,,,O,,,, In. n I- ,, I I","I', . ,,,,,,,,*',UI',,,', , . Ila ,i,
gooseneck, receiver htc ENRIQUEMARROQUIN, and all parties E,,,R,,,, , ),. ,,,u ',',,, . n,,, nn . ,, , r,,T,' . O ,,n,,',,, Ii. ,,, , S ,i,,,, ,,, ,,, I.
Duramax 6.6L, great shape! having or claiming to have any right, i- . ,,,..,,,,,i ,,, .... . i , .,,,,n,,., , . ,. otherwise a default will be entered
Tool boxes, 50 gal. extra tie or interest in the property described . Co' t ,,,-1.-,,Cde. The agreemenmust be received by the against you for the relief demanded in
tank, good inside, old AC, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an. action for ..- ,,, ui r,, . ., , Iir. ,,,-. n. .i i -' , ,i,, , ,,Il:,I . . W.TNE SmyhiandthesealofthisCourt
MUST SEE. $13,000 or best Foreclosure of Mortgage onthe follow- I , ,,i,,, ,,,,,, i , i,,,..n 1 . .. ..., , n,,", ,, , ii...'. iin. . , ."..' this 19th dayof October, 2007.
offer (863)697-9484 Tom ing described proper E: ' ', i, .'rn i I,,: .I I. n I,. ,,,,, ,T ],, ,,.I,, ,' .- ;," ' . I,. ,,1i1 ,', .n l.1,M,.,.. SHARON ROBERTSON
TONNEAU COVER - Fiber- UNIT , ACCORDING TO THE PLAT As provided in Section 120.573, Flodda Statutes, the timely agreeme of all parties B Adene Ner is
TONNEAU THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK to mediate will toll the time limitatons imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57, As Deputy Clerk
glass, fits '99-Up Ford Super 6, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC Rodda Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order. 246587 ON 10/21 & 11/07/07
Duty, Short bed. Arizona beige RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, r , . .,it .*..,. ,,,, - -.ir n "' ii",,,,,i., .',' r,, ,-.,.-',,.r",1 -ii,.
$400. MNe. (863)227-0222 FLORIDA. , ,. 1j,. ,. ," ... "..,- ,: .... ,......... . ,, 11 .r,,".,,, , v.. ,.. , ,-,, ir d
$400. Neg. (863)227-0222 has been filed against you and your are r 1 -i,, ',,".i , . ,., i ,, I ,.,,,, . "
required to serve a copy of your wri - r , I T,, . - d 1. Id . It , ,I. . . I . , . ,;i,'j h, .i.., 11. 11 Iir,' j. l . h.II,, I
TOOL BOXES - Matched set. ten defenses, if any toit, on Caine 'r,,i .,,,., t[. ,..Wi i.,, ,r, .', T.-,i,,.-n i1.. n,,,',,, , ,.- in.,, .,,,,,,, Need a few more bucks to
Front & 2 sides. Alum. dia- Mildor, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose within fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed t have urchae something
mond plate. For Ford full size, ll ,, l. , ,,ni,, , '], ' .i l1,,,, T ,.. . . , '. ,,,, ... . ", . ,, d r? Pick upI 'm e
8', $600. Neg. (863)675-2238 with (chose one) .in, , ," ,,'" . . :" , ... . ' , ,,', 1 .d i c u
- a)withn 30daysafterthefirstpublica- S,'",,,, I ' . .., .1,,. ,,,n,,,, ',' : ,,I, , ,,i ext'a bucks when you
TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford tion of this notice, or . the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for chal- sl it in
F150. Standard cab.' bed. b) on or before November 24, 2007 longing the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes. selly U Iitm in
,,,,,,F150. Standard cab. 6.bed.. .. ,, ,, i,,. 247693ON111/7107 the classifeids.
Tan, tinted windows $300. . I . ,i,,,,,,. ...... .. tiec......
(772)263-6481 .n .. ............. i ....... l,,,
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against you for the relief demanded in READINGA .
the complaint. NEWSPAPER
WITNESS my hand the seal of this Court S A -
this 19th day of October, 2007. N EWA * PE
CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1992 - SHARON ROBERTSON
Runs good. New paint. New As Clerk of the Court helps you understand the
tires. Asking $2000 or best y: AdeneNealis world around you.
offer.. (863)673-4677 246598 ON10/31;1f//07,






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Submitted photo
Hospice's Festival of Trees
Hospice of Okeechobee received sod to beautify the area
surrounding the blue volunteer building where the Festival
of Trees.will be held. The sod was donated by Lee & Phyl-
lis Holley of T.A.R Sod where Paul Coons project superin-
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Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
Brahmans are on to playoffs
The OHS Brahmans earned their first playoff spot since 2000, with a win over the Martin County Tigers 7-0, but didn't
clench the District 13-4A Championship from Fort Pierce Westwood Panthers who defeated the Brahmans 7-0. Brahman
quarterback Garrett Madrigal (7) sneaks back in the pocket while his line takes on the Panthers to give him time to set up
the ball for a play. The Brahmans will travel to face W.T. Dwyer at 7:30 on Friday, Nov. 16.


Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
Brahmans
defeat
MartinCounty
The OHS Brahmans Ka-
reem Jones (11) leaps for
the ball at the District 13-4A
Championship tiebreaker
versus Martin County. The
Brahmans came out on
top of the Panthers 7-0,
but didn't clench the Dis-
trict 13-4A Championship
from Fort Pierce West-
wood Panthers who de-
feated the Brahmans 7-0.
The Brahmans will travel
to face W.T. Dwyer at 7:30
on Friday, Nov. 16.












Brahman Lealand Schoon-
maker (56) takes on the
Martin County Panther line
during their District 13-4A
Championship tiebreaker
while Kareem Jones (11)
is able to run down the
field for a potential play.


Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
Brahmans
fall to
Westwood
The OHS Brahmans
earned their first playoff
spot since 2000, with a win
over the Martin County Ti-
gers 7-0, but didn't clench
the District 13-4A Cham-
pionship from Fort Pierce
Westwood Panthers who
defeated the Brahmans
7-0. Brahman quarter-
back Garrett Madrigal (7)
sneaks back in the pocket
while his line takes on the
Panthers to give him time
to set up the ball for a play.
The Brahmans will travel
to face W.T. Dwyer at 7:30
on Friday, Nov. 16.


OHS Brahman Football
OHS Varsity Football final night.
game is Friday The fighting Brahmans will
night, Nov. 9, T- " ' play against W.T. Dwyer, Friday,
at 7:30 p.m. * November, 16, 7:30 p.m. at Palm
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