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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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County planners
have light agenda
Only one item of business
faces the Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals
when they meet this evening at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse.
Juan and Yolanda Solorzano
and Los Cocos Mexican Restau-
rant, Inc., have requested zon-
ing changes from the existing
classifications of residential sin-
gle family and residential rural
to heavy commercial and
neighborhood commercial.
The property is located on
the north side of State Road 70
W. less than one-quarter mile
west of U. S. 98.
The applicants requested
the changes in order to allow
for retail sales on the southern
portion of the property on S.R
70 and lighter, neighborhood
commercial uses of the of the
northern portion.
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Brahmans trample
Titans, 58-3
The Okeechobee Brahmans
improved their 2006 record Fri-
day night to 3-5 when they
defeated the Treasure Coast
Titans from Port St. Lucie 58-3.
Brahman LeShawn inter-
cepted the ball on the 26-yard
line with 3:50 remaining in the
first quarter to put the Brah-
mans in scoring position. Brah-
man speedster Lonnie Pryor
then took the ball down to the 3-
yard line. Henderson then
stormed around the right side of
the field to take the ball in for the
first touchdown of the night.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 558
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.90 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.57 feet


Board to hear housing law

New ordinance bans
group home setting
for sexual offenders

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In response to complaints
from residents of Dixie Ranch
Acres who have been upset over
a group rehabilitation home for
sexual offenders in their neigh-
borhood, county attorney John

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Cassels has drawn up an ordi-
nance dealing with this issue N
The first of two public hear-
ings required before adoption:
will be held Thursda., Oct 26, at
the meeting of the Ok(echobee
County Board of County rCom-
On Oct. 12, the county passed
an emergency ordinance con-
cerning the housing of registered
sexual offenders.
The proposed ordinance to be.
considered on Oct. 26 is mole

detailed than the emergency
ordinance and deals with revis-
ing zoning laws.
The proposed ordinance
offers specific definitions for
community residential homes
that are licensed by the state
departm-ent f1 health and board-
.ing houses. It also defines a reha-
bilitation facility, halfway house
or other similar, lodging that
offers organized treatment for
sexual offenders.
The proposed ordinance

Take a stand against drugs

would ban the operation of a
rehabilitation facility in any of the
county's residential zoning dis-
tricts. Rehabilitation facilities
could be operated by special
exception only in heavy commer-
cial, light industrial, heavy indus-
trial and public service zoning
Community residential
homes could be operated by spe-
cial exception in agriculture, resi-
dential general, commercial
light, heavy commercial and


neighborhood commercial 1.
A boarding house could oper-
ate only in a residential general
zoning district.
The proposed ordinance also
states that it is illegal for sexual
offenders to reside within 2,500
feet of any school, childcare fac-
ulty, park or playground. In addi-
tion, it would be illegal for two
sexual offenders to live in the
same dwelling unit, multifamily
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Okeecrobee News/Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May proclaims Oct. 23, through Oct. 31, as Red Rib-
bon Week in Okeechobee County. Red Ribbon Week is sponsored by the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition and encourages the community to unite and take a visible
stand against drugs. Participating in the proclamation with Sheriff May (left), is Val
Marone (center), substance abuse coordinator for the coalition and Jim Vensel (right),
president of the coalition's advisory board.

Sheriff declares Red Ribbon Week

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
For the first time ever there is
a countywide celebration of Red
Ribbon Week. On Monday, Oct.
23, Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May read a proclamation on
the steps of the courthouse mak-
ing the week of Oct. 23, through
Oct. 31, Red Ribbon Week in
Okeechobee County. The week
is sponsored by the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition. Red
Ribbon Week was started when
drug traffickers in Mexico City
murdered Kiki Camarena, DEA
agent in 1985. This began the
continuing tradition of displaying
red ribbons as a symbol of intol-
erance toward the use of drugs.
The event was recognized by
congress in 1988. The mission of
the Red Ribbon Week National
Campaign is to present a unified
See Ribbon Page 2

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23, through Oct. 31,
red ribbons were seen on the historical marker and flag-
pole in front of the Okeechobee Courthouse. The event,
sponsored by the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coali-
tion, encourages the community to unite and take a visible
stand against drugs.

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Amendment 3 would make it

harder to change Constitution

Editor's note: Florida voters
will be asked to decide on six
proposed amendments to the
Florida Constitution in Novem-
ber. Originally eight amend-
ments were proposed. Amend-
ment #2 (which dealt with
term limits) was withdrawn
and Amendment #5 (which
proposed a nonpartisan board
to determine voting districts)
was ruled unconstitutional by
the Florida Supreme Court.
This series of articles on the
proposed amendments is
designed to help our readers
better understand them before
going to the polls.
The following information
was provided by VoteSmart
Florida. is
a non-profit, non-partisan
organization composed of
more than 60 diverse groups

including community organiza-
tions, trade associations, cham-
bers of commerce and others. is an affili-
ate of the Florida Chamber of
Commerce and is firmly com-
mitted to providing Florida vot-
ers unbiased, non-partisan fac-
tual information on proposed
constitutional amendments and
the process by which they get
on the ballot.
Amendment 3
Official Title: Requiring
Broader .Public Support for
Constitutional Amendments or
Official Ballot Summary:
Proposes an amendment to
Section 5 of Article XI of the
State Constitution to require
that any proposed amendment
to or revision of the State Con-
stitution, whether proposed by

the Legislature, by initiative, or
by any other method, must be
approved by at least 60 percent
of the voters of the .state voting
on the measure, rather than by
a simple majority. This pro-
posed amendment would not
change the current requirement
that a proposed constitutional
amendment imposing a new
state tax or fee be approved by
at least two-thirds of the voters
of the state voting in the elec-
tion in which such an amend-
ment is considered.
Amendment Type: Legisla-
tive/Joint Resolution, this
amendment was placed on the
ballot by the Florida Legislature
during the 2005 Legislative Ses-
sion. It was required to pass
both the Senate and House by a
60 percent vote to be eligible for
See Amendment Page 2

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Giving thanks
This display, seen on a porch on S.W. Fifth Avenue,
reminds us to be thankful.


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Community Events

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course'll be held Saturday, Nov. 4, and Satur-
day, Nov. 11, at His House fellowship hall, 425 S.W 28 St., and Wolff Road
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $10. Participants do not a
member of AARP or have AARP auto insurance. Participants should con-
sult their auto insurance agent for their three-year discount afterbmple-
tion of class. Call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information and
registration. /
Group's training panel will meet /
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition outreach and training
committee will meet Monday, Nov. 6, at 1600 S.W Second Ave., from 9
until 10 a.m. All interested persons are invited. For information call Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Guardian ad Litem training offered
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties on Nov. 6,13,17,
20 and 27from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint Helen's Catholic Church, South
room, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., in Vero Beach. Volunteers are trained to rep-
resent the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected children in
court. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high energy, siLx-member band consisting of five brass
and percussionist., will appear in the Okeechobee High School gymnasi-
um on Nov. 9 at4 p.m Tickets are $10 per person, or a family of four for
only $20, To obtain tickets, send a check made out to ,the OHS Band to
Lonnie ersch, Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl.;
34972. special section will be reserved for Okeechobee school employ-
Ees. For infor nation, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.,
Eagles Aeries plan yard sale
Eagles Aeries #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have ayard sale on Satur-
day and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated items to
sell will be appreciated. Also on Saturday, Nov. 11, chicken wings and
blooming onions will be sold at 2 p.m. for a donation.
Church to host yard sale
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold a redemption
yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. until ? All proceeds will go to the
Voice of the Martyrs Ministry. For information, call Judy at (863) 357-1581.
Coalition committee meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
resources/assessment committee will meet Monday, Nov. 13, at 1600
S.W Second Ave. from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All interested persons
are invited. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. For information call Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday, Nov.
14, at the First United Methodist Church, 200.N.W Second Ave., from
11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be served. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Chamber to hold gun safety class
The gun handling and safety class for hand guns only will be held
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce,
55 S. Parrott Ave. The class will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 18, to go to the shooting range. For information, call the
Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held Thurs-
day, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov, 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hardcover
books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half price. Pro-
ceeds will be used to augment the DVD collection. The Library is located
at 206 S.W. 16th St. For information, call (863) 763-3536.

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Arnold's Wildlife to host Open House
OKEECHOBEE Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and But-
terfly Haven, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, will hold an open house on Sat-
Sa urday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Adult admission is $10; admission for youngsters 6-12 years is $5;
and, children 5 years and under get in free. The price includes a tour,
r finger foods and a beverage. The gift shop will be open for those who
wish to do some early Christmas shopping.
For information, call (863) 763-4630; or check online at

Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program (GRH)
designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy families
and individuals in buying existing or building new homes in rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obliga-
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and information
about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website at
U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Auxil-
iary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, adminis-
tration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and rescue.
For information, call (863) 763-0165.
Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used directly
and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products on
a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these tax
exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May read a proclamation
from the courthouse steps on Monday, Oct. 23, making the
week of Oct. 23, through Oct. 31, as Red Ribbon Week in
Okeechobee County.

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and visible commitment toward
the creation of a Drug-Free Ameri-
ca. The sheriff's proclamation
kicked off a week of activities. Red
ribbons will be seen in schools and


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unit, duplex or adjoining struc-
tures on the same lot unless they
are related by marriage or blood.
This offense would be punishable
by a fine of up to $500 or up to 60
days in jail or both.
The proposed ordinance
would also make it illegal for a
landlord to rent a lodging located
within 2,500 feet of a school,
childcare facility, park or play-
ground. to sexual offenders.
For rental of a restricted prop-
erty to a sexual offender, the land-
lord could be fined up to $250 or
be sentenced to not more than 30
days in jail, or both.
The second public hearing will
probably be held at the Nov. 9

businesses. The sheriff's drug dogs
will visit the nursing home and the
senior center on Friday Oct. 27. On
Sunday, Oct. 29, area ministers are
asked to discuss making healthy
choices and announce Red Ribbon
Week. There will also be a Red Rib-
bon booth at the Main Street Fall

commission meeting.
The emergency ordinance is a
little stricter than the proposed
ordinance in that it also bars sexu-
al offenders from living within
2,500 feet of a bus stop. As of
newspaper deadline, school offi-
cials had not determined how this
would affect the operation of
school buses routes.
There are currently two sexual
offenders living in the home in
Dixie Ranch Acres. If approved,
tliis ordinance would not apply to
those two. The ordinance will
also have no effect on the four
registered offenders living in a
modular home and the two
offenders living in a mobile home
at 2587 S.E. 63rd Ave.
However, no other sexual
offenders would be allowed to
move into any of the residences.

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the ballot.
(Sponsor:} Florida Legislature
(2005 Session), Judiciary Com-
Known Proponents:
Florida Association of Realtors
Florida Chamber of Com-
Florida Farm Bureau
Florida Institute of CPAs
Floridians for Better Trans-

Known Opponents:
Common Cause
FOR: Florida's Constitution is
the easiest to amend in our
nation. In recent years, ballot ini-
tiatives have become a vehicle for
well-financed special interest
groups to protect their interests
via the state's most sacred docu-

ment. By implementing a higher
threshold for approval of constitu-
tional amendments, it broadens
consensus because a higher per-
centage of Florida's electorate will
be required to pass the initiative.
AGAINST: When issues are not
passed through the Legislature,
the ballot initiative process is criti-
cal to ensuring the peoples' voic-
es are still heard. The citizen initia-
tive process remains a vital check
on government when, for what-
ever reasons, the government
refuses to act. Requiring a higher
percentage of the electorate

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could diminish an initiative's
chances of being approved.
What Your Vote Means
YES If approved by voters,
Amendment #3 would increase
the number of votes needed to
approve ballot initiatives from 50
percent plus one to 60 percent
plus one of those voting on the
NO If Amendment #3 is not
approved by voters, the current
requirement of 50 percent plus
one approval would remain in

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Fire Pup visits preschool
The children in Lisa Bourgault's 3-year old class enjoy a visit from the Fire Pup at Peace
Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten. Enjoying Fire Pup's visit to the school are: (left to
right), Chreste Woodal, Joseph Fanizzi, Dalton Durand, Jaydon Egger, Jacob Hardy, Jillian
Johnston, and Austin Suarez. The preschoolers are learning about fire safety this month.

Arrest Log

The following individuals \ ere
arrested on felony or drrwing under
the influence .DUlIIi charges by the
Okeechobee County Sneriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
John Lamb, 46, S.E. 86th
Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct 20 by Deputy Donna H. Lee on
a felony charge of tampering with a
victim and a misdemeanor charge
of child abuse. His bond was set at
Timothy Monroe Lightsey, 51,
N.E. 26th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 20 by Deputy Michael
Hazellief on misdemeanor charges
of driving under the influence and
attaching an unassigned tag. His
bond was set at $1,500.
Jessica Lee Rutherford, 22,
N.E. 20th St., Okeechobee, was

arrested Oct. 20 b\ Detecli\e Ted
Van Deman on felony charges of
forgery and uttering a forged instru-
ment, and misdemeanor charges
of fraudulent use of a credit card,
petit theft and resisting arrest with-
out violence. Her bond was set at
Justin Ray Shaffer, 20, S.E.
86th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 20 by the OCPD on a charge of
driving while license suspended -
habitual traffic offender. His bond
was set at $20,000.
Bill Whyte, 33, S.E. 23rd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 20
by Deputy R. Hartsfield on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with assault on a police officer.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Kenneth Raymond Thomas,
31, S.E. 10th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 20 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
the felony of battery, and a misde-


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American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch Manager, Debbie Riddle accepts a donation in
the amount of $500 from Karl Holtkamp with Okeechobee County Fire- Rescue. Mr.
Holtkamp is the president of the Okeechobee Firefighters and Paramedics Local 2918,
whose members include firefighters and paramedics from Okeechobee City and County
Fire Departments. Accepting the donation are: Terry Parrish, Ryan Hathaway, Karl
Holtkamp, Debbie Riddle and Candace Pope.

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meanor charge of disorderly con- 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
duct. His bond asset al$10,250. (,.ed Oct. 22 by Deputy Justin AkMns
Joseph Edward Brown, 37,' 'on an Okeechobee Counts warrant
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 20 charging him with robbery. His
by Deputy Sam Thomas on a war- bond on that charge was set' at
rant charging him with driving $100,000. He was also arrested on
while license suspended habitual a charge of possession of cocaine
offender. He is being held without with intent to sell. His bond on that
bond. charge was set at $20,000.
Charles Ivy Garrett, 19, S.W. Leroy Johnson, 45, N.E. 14th
Rucks Dairy Road, Okeechobee, Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
was arrested Oct. 21 by Deputy Oct. 23 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist on
Sergeant William Garrison on a an Okeechobee County warrant
charge of grand larceny. His bond charging him with depriving an offi-
was set at $20,000. cer of equipment and resisting
Joseph Miller, 20, N.E. 51st arrest without violence. His bond
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested on these charges was set at $20,000.
Oct. 22 by Deputy M. Hurst on an He was also charged with the mis-
Okeechobee Countywarrant charg- demeanors of resisting arrest with-
ing him with violation of probation out violence and possession:of drug
- forgery (three counts) violation of paraphernalia. His bond on these
probation grand theft and viola- charges was set at $5,000.
tion of probation- uttering a forged This column lists arrests and not
instrument (three counts). He is convictions, unless otherwise stat-
being held without bond. ed. Anyone listed here who is later
Craig Cornelius Rush, 21, N.E. found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.

Susan Joy
Susan Joe Sevier-Sullivan, age
54, died Oct. 19, 2006, at Raulerson
Hospital in Okeechobee. Born Nov.
23, 1951, in Saint Louis, Mo., she
has been a resi-
dent of Okee-
chobee for the
past 21 years.
She attended
Grace Christian
Church and
enjoyed read-
ing and cook-
Mrs. Sevier- Susan
Sullivan is pre- Sullivan
ceded in death
by: her husband, Michael L. Sulli-
van and son, Brendan Sullivan.
She is survived by: her daughter,
Carmen Sullivan of Okeechobee;
brother, John (Tina) Sevier of
Nashville, Tenn.; sisters, Patricia
(Greg) Smith of Lafayette, Ind.,
Angela (Joe) Cerr of Lake Saint
Louis, Mo., and Renee (Michael)
Monsey of Saint Louis, Mo. In addi-
tion she is survived by her father,
Harvey (Ruth) Sevier of Leesburg;
mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Sullivan
of Okeechobee; and, granddaugh-
ter, Karianna Sullivan-Easton of
A memorial service will be held
at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24,2006,
at Grace Christian Church.
Memorial contributions can be
made in her name to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Dorothy Marie Kinchen
Dorothy Marie Kinchen, age
59, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at

the Hamrick Hospice House in
Mrs. Kinchen had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for 40 years
and was the owner and operator
of Dorothy's Hair Studio for the
past 25 years. She was also an
active member of Peace Luther-
an Church.
Mrs. Kinchen was preceded in
death by: her husband, Dale.
She is survived by: one daugh-
ter, Donna (Richard) Beck of
Okeechobee; two sons, Darryl
(Lisa) Kinchen of Naples and
David (Bonnie) Kinchen of Okee-
chobee; 13 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; three brothers,
Steve (Anna) Martin and Richard
Martin, all of Alaska, Kenneth
(Nancy) Martin of Brooksville;
and, two sisters, Bonnie DuBoice
of Okeechobee and Teresa Solar
of Polk City.
Friends may call at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane, Okeechobee, on Tuesday,
Oct. 24, 2006, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Wednesday, Oct. 25,
2006, at 11 a.m., at Peace Luther-
an Church with Pastor John Hirst
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made in
Mrs. Kinchen's name to Hospice
of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
James William
James William Kinnaird, age
96, of Okeechobee, and formerly
of Franklin, Ky., died Friday at the

Margate Health Care Facility in
Margate where he had resided
for three years.
A native of Simpson County,
Ky., he was the son of the late
Fred Kinnaird and Jenny Meador
Mr. Kinnaird was a farmer and
owner/operator of Franklin
Laundry and Dry Cleaners until
1964. He then retired and moved
to Okeechobee where he resided
for 30 plus years. He was a for-
mer deacon of Providence Bap-
tist Church in Franklin and was
an active member of Treasure
Island Baptist Church of Okee-
He was preceded in death by:
his wife of 58 years, Alice Pauline
"Polly" Phillips Kinnaird.
Survivors include: son, James
Claypool (Betty) Kinnaird of
Franklin; daughter, Linda Kin-
naird (Joseph) Scully of Coral
Springs; sister, Lucille Mortenson
of Millersville, Tenn.; grand-
daughter, Karen Kinnaird
(Howard) Ellis; grandson, Kevin
Kinnaird of Saint Petersburg; two
great- grandsons, Adam Yates
and Dustin Ellis both of Bowling
Green, Ky.; and, one great-
granddaughter, Anna Yates of
Visitation will be from 6 until
9:30 a.m., on Thursday at Crafton
Funeral Home. Graveside service
will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
at Greenlawn Cemetery with
Brother Steve Curtis officiating.
The family has requested that
memorial gifts in Mr. Kinnaird's
name take the form of donations
to the'American Cancer Society.
Your online condolence may
be made at www.craftonfuneral-
Crafton Funeral Home in
Franklin, Ky. is in charge of

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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
TDC: I can't believe that our Tourist Development Council would give
$15,000 to have a butterfly show come to town but can't give $5,000 to
have four bass tournaments and all the local business they would gener-
ate come to our lake.
Editor's Note: In going through their records from 2005 up to 2007,
we cannot find where TDC reimbursed any entity other than bass tour-
nament trails $15,000. They did, however, grant Arnold's Wildlife and
Rehabilitation Center and Butterfly Garden $5,000 for promotional mar-
keting forfiscalyear2006-07.

SCHOLARSHIP: This is in response to "shocked" in the Speak Out. Mr.
Raulerson was fired in August, I believe, of 2004 and his daughter gradu-
ated that spring, so she was not even eligible for the Skip Bryant Memori-
al Scholarship. So don't think that it's so horrible that it affected her edu-
cation because she was already in college.

APPLICATIONS: I bet if you look back at Mr. Malone's previous appli-
cations, they weren't perfect either. For those out of the loop, don't let
them fool you. This was personal, not business.
Editor's Note: Before we published the story dealing with the Tourist
Development Council and the Bass Tournament
Trail, we checked records back to 2004. In the last two years, Mr. Mal-
one, who is the trail's director, did not fill out the required paperwork.
When he turned in his packet for fiscal year 2006-07, he stated he would
not provide receipts for advertising expenditures. Since all of TDC's
paperwork is open to the public, you can contact TDC coordinator
Kathy Scott at (863) 763-3959 to view any and all of their records.

TARP: This comment is about Mr. Raulerson being fired from the
police department. These guys put their lives on the line everyday for us
in service to the community and I feel to fire a man over a tarp and a few
toiletries is really crazy. I think this man ought to have his job back with
back pay. Take out whatever he owes for the tarp and toiletries and give
the man his job back because he tried to help somebody with the tarp. It
wasn't like he put it on his own house. Even if he was related to the per-
son, he tried to help him. To fire a police officer over this is just unbeliev-
able when, in the history of this place, a lot worse things have happened
with police officers here. I can't believe it went this far.

YARD: I was reading in the Okeechobee News about these code peo-
ple fining people for not cleaning up their yards and everything. Well, I've
got a neighbor who hasn't cleaned up their backyard since Charlie, and
that's over year ago. I don't think code people drive down the alleys and
look in people's backyards. They just look at their front yard. Well, their
front yard is a mess too but nobody's doing anything about it.

Community Events

Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, Nov. 3, in the board room at the Okeechobee County
School Administration building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. 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 invited. Eor information call
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257...

OCT to stage Irving Berlin musical
The music of one of America's most beloved songwriters will
come alive as the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) pres-
ents the Irving Berlin musical review "The Melody Lingers On,"
Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Tickets
are available during' regular business hours at the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, at 55 S. Parrott Ave. The performances
will be at 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus on S.W Second Avenue at Seventh Street. For informa-
tion, contact Ron Hayes at (863) 763-1307.
Methodist Women sponsoring bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee will hold
their annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4,from 8 until 1 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall at 200 N.W. Second St. in Okeechobee. There will
be a variety of crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods,
white elephant items and a silent auction. Soup, sandwiches and
desserts will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will
go to Mission Projects, local and abroad. For information, contact
Cynthia Yoder at (863) 357-2103.

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Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For Information, contact Lonnie Kirach at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For Information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone Interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from
5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For Informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2p.m. atthe His-
torical Society Museum on U:S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 487-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For informant Icall (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261. .
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, .301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public.
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No., 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is Invited. For Information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257,
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or.
call Shirlean Graham or Irene LuckatA863),763-2893 or (863) 763-0202. ;
Grief Support Group for parents wh6 have lost a child will meet at 7'
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863)
467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group,
please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until p.m. at Sacred'Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St For information, call (863) 467-
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Secdnhd St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come ah dee what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgretat (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at S.E.
Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and
$6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using.
We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church,,3
Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Community Events

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organi-
zations to join us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee
Main Street in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City
Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offering a safe
alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween Fes-
tival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park downtown and
it will be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth, prizes or
make a monetary donation, call (863) 357-6246.

Board plans brown-bag lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition advisory board
will meet Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. from
11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting for
board members only. For information call Jim Vensel at (863)
357-1977, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
ORE selling Christmas ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are taking prepaid
orders for our first limited edition 2006 Christmas 24K gold-on-
brass Christmas ornament. The deadline for ornaments is Nov.
1. The ornament includes a numbered certificate and historical
information. The cost of the ornaments is $15 and proceeds will
fund the ORE scholarship. To place an order call: Kay McCool at
(863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whip-
ple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regi-
na Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Community Events

Hospital to host dinner, discussion program
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will present their new gen-'
eral surgeon Dr. Luis Rosas at the Dine with the Doctor dinner and
discussion from 5 until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24. For reserva-
tions, call (863) 824-2702.
Hospital hosting free program
The American Lung Association of Florida-Southeast Area and
Raulerson Hospital will offer a free community service program enti-
tied Lung Disease: When You Must Be Hospitalized on Tuesday, Oct.
24, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 North!
Individuals and their family and friends with questions on lung health:
are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call
(800) 330-5864.
Community collaborative group to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-'_
ty Shared Services Networkwill hold their monthly meetingTuesday,-
Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee Courty
School Board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The guest speaker will be Cyn-
thia Stepanovich from the Okeechobee Juvenile Correction office,
and Rosalind Brown from Planned Parenthood-Faith Initiative
Update. Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring new books,
,puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy children in Okee-
chobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's House for distribution at
Christmas. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Main Street members will meet
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its general membership meet-
ing at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on Wednes-
day, Oct. 25, at noon. Members and the general public are invited.
For information or to become a part of Okeechobee Main Street,
contact LydiaJeanWilliams, executive director, at (863) 357-MAIN. .
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby:
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers,
car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the
yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the.
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Red Cross offers first aid class
The American Red Cross will hold a first aid class on Thursday,
Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.
Local ABWA chapter will meet
ABWA, Women of Tomorrow Chapter, will meet Thursday, Oct.
26, at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., for
their fall enrollment. The guest speaker will be. Cathy Barber, who
will speak on behavior modification. All businesswomen are
encouraged to join. For information, contact ABWA president Mari-
lyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Cowboys for Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ and Lasso Ministries of Venus will meet
Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship, and 7 p.m. for
gospel music and the word. The meeting is open to everyone and
will be held at the Venus Clubhouse located off route 731 and Club
House Road.
Early Learning Coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martip .and Okeechpbee,,Coun-,
ties, Inc., will meet Thursday; .Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m.. in the cromrms-.
sioners' chambers of thp Roger Poitras AdministratioBu ilding, 2300
Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. The annual coalition meeting will follow
the full coalitionmeeting. For information, contact Dorett Williams at
(7720 489-8120, ext. 10.
Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let Me:
Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad -
The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday, Dec. 14, "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be held inrthe
library board room, 206 S.W 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Yard sale funds new church roof
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a
yard sale Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. All proceeds from the sale of items and refreshments will help
fund the church's new roof. For information, call (863) 7634127.
Scrapbooldng crop party planned
Ascrapbooking crop partywill be held Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 until
10 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Joan Rueff will give a demon-
stration on dry and heat embossing. Carolyn Jones will be available.
to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any
scrapbook pages on which you are currently working with. For infor-
mation, call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Church holding day of healing
In observance and celebration of the first National Day of Healing,
The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W 24th Ave., will be holding a special
healing event on Saturday, Oct. 28. Anyone who desires to receive
personal prayer for healing may come anytime between 11 a.m. and
2 p.m. For information, call Lynda at (863) 357-4418.
OHS band sponsors band festival
The Okeechobee High School Band is hosting the FBA Marching'
Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the OHS Football Stadium, 2800
U.S. 441 N. Everyone is invited. The first band will perform around;
3:30 p.m. Admission is $5. .
Thrivent planning Oktoberfest event
Thrivent will hold their 16th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct.
28, at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W 23rd Lane.
Tickets are $5 each for the meal of bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked:
beans, German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Dinners
will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call (863),:
Church plans Sunday Funday *
Basinger Church of God's second annual Sunday FuRiday will be;
held Sunday, Oct. 29, at 16050 U.S. 98 N. starting at noon. There will
be free food, games, prizes, face painting, a dunk tank, air-up slide,
popcorn and snow cones. Come dressed up as your favorite charac-
ter (nothing scary). There will be no transportation provided. For
information, call (863) 467-1503.

Church plans Hallelujah Party /
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will be hosting.
a Hallelujah Party Sunday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. A finger food supper will
be followed by a Bible character dress up at 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart hosts Halloween party
A Halloween party for youngsters and families will be held atIi
Sacred Heart pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.:
Celebrations include competitions with prizes for scariest, most orig-
inal and most beautiful costumes. Refreshments will be served. For:.
information, call (863) 763-3727.
Churches sponsor Fall Fest
First Baptist Church, More 2 Life and Oakview Baptist Church will,
be sponsoring Fall Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Flagler Parkparks 5;:
and 6, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be games and candy for-
children in a safe environment.

--The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 24,2006

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Okeechobee's defense proved to be too much for the Titans of Treasure Coast High School. Jasmine Shanks, 3, showed off the football she received after
The Brahmans defeated the Titans 58-13 Friday night at Brahman Stadium. the Brahmans made a touchdown at Friday night's game.

PI.G.S. League
Oct. 17: First place-Sunni
Adams. Second place-Kenny Cur-
ran. Last place-Ben Burdeshaw.
Closest to pin-(2) Russ Adams, (8)
Frank Noble, (11) Don Heath and
(17) Kenny Curran.
Oct. 18: First place-Joe Albrech-
ta. Second place-Russ Adams. Last
place-Kenny Curran. Closest to pin-
(2) Ron Hetling, (8) Russ Adams,
(.11) Joe Albrechta and (17) Kenny
Oct. 20: First place-Bruce Syjud.
Second place-Vinnie Malone. Last
place-Russ Adams. Closest to pin-
(2) Kenny Curran, (8) George
Goudy, (11) George Guydosh and
(17) No One.

Brahmans trample Treasure Coast Titans, 58-3 .C.R.A.

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Brahmans
improved their 2006 record Friday
night to 3-5 when they defeated the
Treasure Coast Titans from Port St
Lucie 58-3.
Brahman LeShawn intercepted
the ball on the 26-yard line with
3:50 remaining in the first quarter
to put the Brahmans in scoring
position. Brahman speedster Lon-
nie Pryor then took the ball down
to the 3-yard line. Henderson then
stormed around the right side of
the field to take the ball in for the
first touchdown of the night. Brah-

man kicker Raymond Aguilar boot-
ed the ball through the uprights to
put the Brahmans out in front 7-0.
The Brahman defense held the
Titans and the Brahmans took
over on their own 16-yard line
with 2:05 left in the quarter. The
ball was handed off to Pryor, who
took off down the field for an 84-
yard run into the Titan end zone.
The score was now 13-0 in favor
of the Brahmans.
With 10:55 remaining in the
second quarter, Brahman Eric
Lodge took the ball 30 yards on a
punt return to score for the Brah-
mans. The Brahmans were now
up 19-0.

Following a 15-yard personal
foul call against the Brahmans, the
Titans moved within the ball to the
Brahman 29-yard line. A Titans'
field goal attempt was good, put-
ting them on the scoreboard. The
score was now 19-3.
The Brahmans continued to
pummel the Titans scoring 13
more points in the quarter. They
went into the locker room at the
half up 32-3.
The Brahman defense contii-
ued to flex its muscles holding the
Titans at the beginning of the third
quarter. The Titans were forced to
kick to the Brahmans. Henderson
and Pryor continued to take turns

breaking through the Titan defense
as they flew down the field toward
the Titan goal line.
. With 9:25 on the clock, the
Brahmans changed tactics and
handed the ball to A.J. Wright.
Wright broke through a tackle and
took the ball to the Titan 13-yard
line. Askins then shot the ball to
Shanks who went around the left
corner and into the Titan end zone.
Aguilar's kick was good putting the
Brahmans out in front 39-3.
Wright's 46-yard run across the
goal line at 1:07 remaining in the
quarter added yet another six
points to the score. The Brahmans
led 45-3 at the end of the third.

The Brahmans were relentless
.in the fourth quarter. The Brahman
defense continued to stonewall the
Titans, while the Brahman offense
pounded theirway down the field.
Pryor's 74-yard run and Jeff
Smith's 2-yard run into the end
zone, added with a good point
after by Aguilar brought the final
score to 58-3.
The Brahmans will take on the
Tigers of Martin County Friday
evening at Brahman Stadium.
Homecoming festivities will take
place prior to the game and during
half time. Kick off is scheduled for
7:30 p.m. for this last home game
of the season.

O.C.R.A. Mighty Mite
Football Schedule

Games will consist of 8-minute
quarters. Teams are A Child's
World, Big Lake Eye Care, 3-H'
Farms;:, Okeechobee Mortgage,
Shenanigans and Crewsville Dairy.
Tuesday, Oct. 24: 5:45-7 p.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. 3-H Farms;
7:15-8:30 p.m.-A Child's World vs.
Okeechobee Mortgage.
Saturday,' Oct. 28: 8:30-9:45
- a.m.-A Child's World vs. 3-H Farms;
10-11:15 a.m.-Big Lake Eye Care vs.
Saturday, Nov. 4: 8:30-9:45 a.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. Okeechobee
Mortgage; 10-I1:15 a.m.-3-H Farms
vs. Crewsville Dairy.
i hesday,'Nov; 7:5:45-7 p.m.-3-H
Farms vs. Okeechobee Mortgage;
7:15-8:30 p.m.-Shenanigans vs.
Crewsville Dairy.
Saturday, Nov. 11: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Okeechobee Mortgage vs.
Shenanigans; 10-11:15 a.m.-A
Child's World vs. Crewsville Dairy.

Tuesday, Nov. 14: 5:45 -7 p.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. 3-H Farms;
7:15-8:30 p.m.-A Child's World vs.
Saturday, Nov. 18: 8:30-9:45
a.m.-Okeechobee Mortgage vs.
Crewsville Dairy; 10-11:15 a.m.-A
Child's World vs. 3-H Farms.
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5:45-7 p.m.-
Big Lake Eye Care vs. Crewsville
Saturday, Dec. 2:8:30-9:45 a.m.-
A Child's World vs. Big Lake Eye
Care; 10-11:15 a.m.-Okeechobee
Mortgage vs. Shenanigans.
Tuesday, Dec. 5:5:45-7 p.m.-3-H
Farms vs. Crewsville Dairy. .
Saturday, Dec. 9:8:30-9:45a.m.-
Third place vs. Fourth place teams;
10-11:15 am.-First place vs. Second
place teams. Fifth and sixth place-
no game.
Tie Breaker: (1) Overall, (2)
Head to Head, (3) Still tied?: Head
to Head point differential.

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Games will consist of 6-minute
quarters. Teams are American Gen-
eral, B&M Tractor, G&K Tractor,
Lennon Grove Service and Ridge
Runner Airboats..
Saturday, Oct. 28: 9-10 a.m.-
Lennon Grove Service vs. B&M
Tractor; 10-11 a.m.-G&K Tractor vs.
American General.
Saturday, Nov. 4:9-10 a.m.-B&M
Tractor vs. Ridge Runner Airboats;
10-11 a.m.-G&K Tractor vs. Lennon
Grove Service.
Saturday, Nov.11: 9,10 a.m.-
Ridge Runner Airboats vs. G&K
Tractor; 10-11 a.m.-American Gen-
eralvs. B&M Tractor.
Saturday, Nov. 18: 9-10 a.m.-
Lennon Grove, Service vs. Ridge
Runner Airboats; 10-11 a.m.-B&M
Tractor vs. G&K Tractor.
G&K Tractor.
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5:30-6:30
p.m.-Ridge Runner Airboats vs.
American General; 6:30-7:30 p.m.-
Lennon Grove ,Service vs. G&K
Saturday, Dec. 2:9-10 a.m.-B&M
Tractor vs. American General; 10-
11 a.m.-Ridge Runner Airboats vs.
Lennon Grove Service.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: 5:30-6:30 p.m.-
G&K Tractor vs. Ridge Runner Air-
boats: 6:30-7:30 p.m.-American
General vs.Lennon Grove Service.
,S Sa urday, Dec. 9:,9-10 a.m.-
Third place vs. fourth-place; 10.11
a.m.-First place' Vs. second place.
Fifth place-no game.
'Tie Breaker:. (1) Overall, (2)
Head to Head, (3),Still tied: Head to
Head Point Differential.

Sports Briefs

Ghost & Goblins
Open Bass Tourney set
The 23rd annual Ghost & Gob-
lins Open Bass Tournament to ben-
efit "Our House", a non-profit pro-
gram serving children and their
families, will lake place on Sunday,
Oct. 29, at the public boat ramp in
Clewiston. Entry fee is $120 per two
person team, and includes big fish
pot. Entries are accepted by mail or
at the Anglers Marina on Saturday,
Oct. 28 from I until 5 p.m. For infor-
mation contact Jim Pollock at (954)
695-6035 or Tim Celesti at (954).
OHS alumni bowling,
tourney fundraiser set
The second annual Okee-

chobee High School Brahman
alumni bowling tournament
fundraiser has been scheduled for
Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Stardust
Lanes, beginning at 1 p.m. The for-
mat will be a 3-game match with
scratch scoring. Teams will consist
of four members, preferably two
males and two females. The entry
fee is $60 per team or $15 per
member. All entry forms and fees
must be turned in by Nov. 3, at
practice. Checks must be made out
to the O.H.S. bowling team. There
will be trophies for high game and
high series plus special trophies for
last place team members. Tourna-
ment shirts will be on sale for $5 for
teams. For information contact
Coach Howard at either O.H.S.-
(863) 462-5025 ext. 1704 or home
at (863) 763-2305.

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CDC recommends HPV vaccinations for girls, ages 11-12

In the news recently, the Cen-
ters for Disease Control (CDC)
has added a new immunization to
its recommended list. A new vac-
cine is now available to help pre-
vent contracting Human Papillo-
mavirus or HPV.
HPV has been labeled as the
cause of cervical cancer in women,
and the CDC recommends the vac-
cine for girls ages 11-12. The CDC
also recommends "catch-up" vac-
cinations for females ages 13-26.
Vaccinations have not been rec-
ommended for the female popula-
tion over the age of 26, as statistics
indicate they probably have
already been exposed to HPV,
which is very common.
The' new HPV vaccine is just
one of the vaccines adults should
be aware of. Talk to your doctor
about which immunizations you
should have. Some immunizations
given in childhood require periodic
boosters to remain effective. Other
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available when you were a child.
The CDC recommends the fol-
lowing vaccines for all adults:
Hepatitis A vaccine Hepatitis
A is a serious liver disease. It is
spread through contact and some-
times through contaminated food
or water. Adults considered most at
risk include persons who use ille-
gal drugs, persons with chronic
liver disease, health care workers
who treat at-risk persons and those
who work in research facilities.
Hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis B'
is caused by a virus that attacks the
liver. It can lead to liver failure and

death. It is spread through sex with
an unprotected person, sharing
injection needles or from an infect-
ed mother to her unborn child.
Adults most at risk include health
care workers, those with a job that
involves contact with human
blood, drug users and persons who
have sex with an infected person.
Measles-Mumps-Rubella vac-
cine Adults most at risk are those
who were not vaccinated as chil-
dren and who never contracted
measles, mumps or rubella.
Meningococcal vaccine Mein-
gococcal disease is an infection of
fluid surrounding the brain and
spinal cord. Adults at risk include
college students living in dormito-
ries, microbiologists, military
recruits, anyone who travels
abroad to a country where the dis-
ease"is common, anyone who has
a damaged spleen, anyone with an
immune system disorder and those
exposed to a meningitis outbreak.
Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccine
The CDC recommends booster

shots at least every 10 years.
Tetanus is cased by a germ that
enters the body through a cut or a
wound. Tetanus can lead to lock-
ing of the jaw tetanus is also
called lockjaw muscle spasms
and inability to swallow. Diphtheria
is spread from an infected person
to the nqse or throat of others.
Diphtheria can lead to breathing
problems, heart failure, paralysis
and death. Since the bacteria that.
cause these diseases are, wide-
spread, the CDC recommends all
adults be immunized. If you have,
not been immunized for tetanus in,
the past five years, consult out
doctor to find out if you should.,
have a booster shot.
*Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
Chickenpox vaccine has been avail-
,ableL since 1995. Vaccinations are
recommended for anyone who has
not already had chickenpox. While
chickenpox is considered a child-
;hood disease, it can be contracted
'by adults, and the symptoms can be
much more serious in adults. Those

most at risk are health care workers
Additional recommendations:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
vaccine The CDC now recom-
mends this vaccination for girls ages
9-26. The Advisory Committee on
Immunization Practices (ACIP) rec-
ommends that a newly licensed
vaccine designed to protect against
human papillomavirus virus (HPV)
be routinely girls when they
are 11-12 years old. The ACIP rec-
ommendation also allows for vacci-
nation of girls beginning at 9 years
old, as well as vaccination of girls
and women 13-26 years old. HPV is
the leading cause of cervical cancer
in women. According to the ACIP's
recommendation, three doses of
the new vaccine should be routinely
given to girls when they are 11 or 12
years old. The advisory committee,
however, noted that the vaccination
series can be started as early as 9
years old at the discretion of the
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Kids with diabetes can

have safe Halloween

Halloween can be a real test
of will and spirit. Sending your
child off to trick or treat may feel
a bit like ,letting Augustus Gloop
loose in Willy Wonka's famed
factory floating up the choco-
late river without a paddle.
But with a .little preparation,
you and your children can have a
safe and happy Halloween. dLife,
the first and only consumer dia-
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motivation, and community con-
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betes to make this Halloween
both safe and fun.
What parents need to know
about kids, candy, and Hal-
Candy is long as
it's in moderation
Despite popular misconcep-
tions, sugar is not completely off
limits for kids and adults with
well-controlled diabetes. Make
sure the carbohydrate counts of
candy are figured into your
child's meal plan and covered by
his or her insulin. Your child may
want to stash some of his sweets
to treat lows. Sock the rest away
for snacks or sharing with
S Treats don't have to be
. sweets
Stickers, small toys, books,
rubber spiders, and other gifts
make great goodies for little

Fun-size it
The smaller version of the real
thing is just the ticket for kids with
diabetes. Keep some extra fun-
sized packages of your kids
favorites from your own Hal-
loween handouts so you can
trade any high sugar or large size
candy items for them. One
caveat: don't let size fool you. A
fun-sized chocolate bar runs
around 10-15 g, while a Milky
Way fun-sized bar contains 43 g.
Always read the label.
Set up shop
Susan Perry, R.D., C.D.E., a
diabetes educator affiliated with
the Joslin Diabetes Center, sug-
gests that parents "buy" some of
the overflow from their kids haul
and allow them to use the money
to purchase an appropriate toy or
book. One parent suggests leav-
ing the candy out for the Great
Pumpkin on Halloween night,
who will leave a very nice toy or
game in exchange for the candy.
Trade it in
A variation on buying the loot
is to barter for it. Parents can pur-
chase a bag of fun non-candy
Halloween goodies and make a
game of swapping sweets for
non-edible treats.
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Sure, candy is a big part of Hal-
loween, but spooky stories,
haunted houses, pumpkin carv-
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even more important. If your kids
are old enough, consider hosting
a monster bash and put the focus
on the fun instead of the food.

Fun for the 5 and under set
Smaller children may also
enjoy a costume party or Hal-
?loween parade with age-appro-
priate activities. Put them to work
pumpkin painting, bobbing for
apples, or building scarecrows.
Limiting trick-or-treating to the
homes of friends and neighbors
can keep the total amount of
candy to a reasonable level.
Your child should check blood
glucose levels often if they are
participating in parties, parades
or strenuous activities. The same
goes for after treats. An insulin
adjustment may also be in order.
Check with your child's doctor
for advice on covering extra car-
bohydrates with adjusted insulin
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Oct. 20,
through Thursday, Oct. 26, are as
Theatre I -"Flicka" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and9p.m.
Theatre II "Open Season"
(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 "Grudge 2"(PG-13)
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
at2,4:15,7and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to. Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
,.other, non-medical assistance.
They..l. assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office support.
Age is not a barrier. For informa-
tion, visit Hospice of Okeechobee
at,:411 -S.E. Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, or call (863) 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
T* he Family C)utreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
* Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
, boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
Confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will care
for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many opportu-
nities currently exist. Please con-
tact the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a Volunteer Applica-
tion. For information, call (863)
763-2151, ext. 3312. The hospital's
Volunteer Program (ages 14-17)
began in June.

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

DOG, Found, Chihuahua / Ter-
rier Mix, Female, Vicinity of
Basinger 700A. Call to ID.
Several Animals for adoption.
Cats, Dogs & Ferrets OR
need Foster Caretakers.
Please Call. (863)763-4333
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gray w/red tail feathers, Oak
Park area. Large Rewardl
CAT, REWARD Brown/Black
stripe, shorthair white tip
paw stomach, chest. 2 yr old
male. Fixed (863)697-3207
SADDLE, on 10/7/06. Call
(863)357-7561 or

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best prods
Saand services

BIRD DOGS, 1 male & 1
female, started on quail.
Need good homes.
KITTENS- to good homes 6
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
RABBITS pure bred, w/cages
& accessories. Free to good
homes. Ref's. 863-228-7230
Spayed female, needs loving
owner, quiet, housebroken.
(863)675-4098 evenings
SKUNK, Descented, to good
home, if Interested, please
call (863)843-0336

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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p

($30,000 to start)
For Busy
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
863)763-1515 or drop it at
2303 S. Parrott Ave. #G.
Licensed CSR/Agent
Immediate opening
Fax Resume to
(863)763-6010 or drop off at
900 S Parrott Ave.
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (863)357-2700 or

is expanding a new line of
buildings & we need people
w/carpentry & roofing
experience. General
Laborers also needed.
Apply in person only.
No phone calls please.
2570 NW 16th Blvd.;
Okeechobee Industrial Park.
Drug free workplace. EOE.

For Flea Market Gift Shop
Saturday & Sunday only
(863)763-5373 or
We are seeking a
polished professional for
our Okeechobee location.
Call on existing &
potential customers,
cross-sell products &
service. Very competitive
salary w/full benefits.
Prior experience in
banking desired. All
inquires are completely
confidential. E-mail
resume w/salary
requirements to
Local, Completive Cheerling
Team in need of a Tumbling
Coach 2 evenings per week.
Compensation negotiable &
based on experience.
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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Benefits Available
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for a Maintenance Shop Supervisor at its Brighton Grove Op-
eration. The successful candidate must have extensiveexperid
ence in diesel & gasoline engines, hydraulics, air conditioning,
fabrication as well as a minimum of two years experience in
employee supervision.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers a competitive wages, benefit package
including paid holidays and vacation.
Interested applicants should apply in person at the office listed
Lykes Ranch
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL
Brighton Corner, at the intersection of Highway 70 & 721
County Road
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Ac-
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Money Lenders 310
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
BuiNding Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Eta. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Firuplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
18,000 BTU's, Cool & heat
New, Never used. $300.

spindle legs. $200neg.
BUFFET, $150 neg.
COFFIN, with fully wired skele-
ton. $1000 (863)675-4981
enamel countertop, $350 or
best offer. (863)634-5914
furniture. Access. included.
Good condition. $200.
(302)684-4836 Lv. msg.

DISHWASHER, Excellent con-
dition. $75. (863)675-1634
DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Like new, $50.
new, barely used, $100 or
best offer (863)673-5655
Frostfree, wht. & Tappan 4
burner gas stove, wht.
$325/both, will sep. 675-1553
maker. Like new. $250.
SBS, white, works great, Ice-
maker needs repair, $150,
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool, 4
years old, side by side with Ice
& water on door, great cond.
22cu.ft. $700 (863)467-8681
STOVE, Ceramic: Like new.
$200 (863)675-1634
capacity, brand new, $500
$100 for both.

WASHER, Roper, Large Ca-
pacity 2.5, Like new. New
$229, Asking $175.

WOOLEY SHED, 18x12, carpet
inside, asking $2500.

BIKE 2 wheeler, 20", Mon-
goose Model, very sharp,
must see, $40. Call
(863) 763-0625.
ing $100 (863)763-3448 or

Shutters &
Gutters, inc.
Installation of St rn
Shutters &SeamnLss
Rain Gutters,
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765
STORM DOOR 32X75 brand
new, never used.
Screen/window. $150.

BABY CRIB- complete, light
wood, good condition $20
chair & toys also. $100/all,
will sell separately.
863-763-0888 after 3pm
UM- asking $20, excellent
condition (863)467-0826
Fisher Price, with remote
$25 (863)467-0826
SWING SET- metal, asking
$50 (863)634-3641

Size 12 Mostly name brand
$40. Will separate.
CLOTHING- Womens, name
brands, size 3x, pants &
tops, new w/tags $80 will
sell sep (954)237-4846
GIRLS PANTS, Sizes 4 & 5, 5
pairs, from New York Style.
$25 for all or will separate.
3-4, black & white. $78
3-4, navy blue. $50
size Large, 1 brown & 1
black, new. $50 each or best
offer. (863)634-5914

AVON BOTTLES- 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $75. for all
50,000. $2500 for all, will sep.
items, Rare Items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
working, very collectable,
$500 for all (863)328-0002
STAMP ALBUM, 22k gold
replicas of United States
stamps, each are 1st Issued.
$500 (863)763-8146
& more, approx 71 Items,
3/4 new in box. $225. for all.
Or best offer 863-467-5052
TRAIN SET, LGB 100th Anni-
versary, '83 & '84 cars, exc.
cond., boxes, track & extras.
$950 neg. (863)763-0266

COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
DELL, with printer, 1 year old,
works good, $300
Epson Stylus Photo, brand
new in the box, $90.
SEMPRON 3000+ new/reser-
viced, 512 mem, 40gb.hd,
burner, loaded w/prgms.,
w/guar. $339.863-763-4376

over 800 items, brand new,
paper, punches, pencils, etc.
$350 neg (863)634-8433

nice, call to view. $125 or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BED -.twin, adjustable, w/mas-
sage, $300. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.
BED, Twin Size, Like new. Ma-
rina style, Headboard & 3
Drawers Below. New $159,
asking $125. (863)357-3369
BEDS (2) Twin: Complete, Off
White w/2 Mirrored Dresser,
High Boy Dresser & 2-End ta-
bles. $1000. (863)517-1942
BUFFET & HUTCH- dark pine,
$300 (863)763-0215
5.8x3. Table only, good cond..
$50. 863-675-1553
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$175 for set, will not separate.
(863)675-4098 evenings
Egyptian cotton w/cherry
wood trim, exc. cond., $500
or best offer. (863)763-0583
boo, no tears in material,
faded from sun, $50.
COUCH- 2pc w/table in mid-
dle, light pastel colors, good
condition $100 or best offer
COUCH, Like new. Beige
tones. $125 (863)763-8642
COUCH, PLAID, Sleeper, 2
end tables & coffee table
(Pine wood finish) $150. Will
separate. (863)673-0081
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DR, '36 Broyhill table, 6 chairs,
bufet & small cabinet, carved
detailing, oak, good cond.,
$800 firm. (561)924-5812
DR TABLE- Broyhill, w/2
Capts. chairs, 2 reg chairs, 1
bench, 2 leafs, dark pine,
$500 (863)763-0215
ENTER CENTER- fits 32" TV,
wood, $50 (863)634-3641
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $300 or
best offer. (863)697-1706
Dark oak, fits up to 65" TV,
adjustable, glass doors, glass
shelves, $275 (561)914-6746
4'tx5'w, w/built in speakers,
glass doors, $100.
6", with cover. Like new.
$50. (863)763-6369
FUTON SOFA BED, w/thick in-
ner spring mattress, almost
new, pd $390, sell $200.
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Square. Very good cond,
w/4 chairs Pd $450. asking
$150. Neg. (863)467-2366
Queen, 9", NASA, as seen on
TV, In factory package. $475
cash. (239)223-8103
With attached mirror. Hard
rock maple wood. Good.
cond. $150. (863)763-2458
TWIN BEDS, 2, Maple, Com-
plete. Good condition. $75.
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfieds

VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
Wicker Furniture, Loveseat, 2
chrs., w/cushions, 3 tables,
in Aqua Isles, $100.

GOLF CART, Electric, Hyundi.
w/ charger, 6 new batteries &
extra tires. Not running. $350
or best offer. (863)261-4908

AMMO- 30-30 Win, 200
rounds, boxed,'$70 will di-
vide (863)301-0250
COLT 45, Argentinean model
1927, Colt cal. 11.25 mm,
a n t i q u e .
RIFLE W/SCOPE-'22ga, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0634

MOMENTUM 610, takes up
35" floor space, new. $75 or
best offer. (863)634-5914

w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or

CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371

Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299 "
Alante, new batteries, exc.
cond. $850. (863)634-4842
or (863)635-4870.

Calf Chute, Powder River,
makes into a table, new fir.,
new paint, $550.
$50 for all. (863)983-8216
after 10am .
holds 200 Ibs of feed, elec
timer w/battery, good cond.
$225 (863)763-5110
.DRUMS (10) 55 gal., for Burn-
ing (10) 15 gal. & (10) 55 gal.
Plastic, Water Tight Drums.
$150 will sep. (863)763-5062
JACUZZI 5 person, in good
working cond. Complete
w/pumps, etc. $500. You
haul it. 863-467-7267
heavy metal, assorted sizes.
$900 for all or will separate.
Tanning Canopy. $300.
Graphing calculator & guide
book. Like new. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area

Marcus Miller w/hard case.
Like new. $725.
SAXOPHONE- good condi-
tion, $400 (863)697-9918
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
ing $50 (863)635-4455
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& Instruction books, $130.
PIANO- older upright, bench,
beautiful finish, plays well,
$550, You move & tune
(863) 357-0455
PIANO- Wurlitzer, full size,
asking $300 (863)635-4455

exc.cond. $750.
863-234-1067 Labelle area
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200. (863)471-2256

AQUARIUM- 75 gal,
Stand,hood Salt filtration.
Reef -white. $450.
ed, 2 yrs old, Very friendly,
Good with children. House
dog. $1000. (863)634-5473
DOG CRATE, Midwest, galva-
nized, 36"lx19"wx22"h, $30.
FISH TANK 55 gallon, great
buy. $75. (863)357-6930
wks old, $200
good homes4863-801 -1302
JACK TERRIER female, 3
mo's, active puppy. Needs
TLC, to good home only.
$400. 863-467-5117 Okee
MALE PUG- has papers, need
to sell immediately $500 or
best offer (863)634-0790
(863)675-4981 LaBelle Area
23 yrs old, good beginner or
kids horse, no bad habits,
$1500 (863)763-1504
very bea fiful & loving.
Needs lots of TLC. w/cage+
Must sell $1500. 228-7230

BATHTUB, brand new, porce-
lain, stainless steel, still in
box, $175 or best offer.

$25 call for information, too
much to list (954)237-4846

Bear-Cobra, 50 lb. draw,
with arrows, $35.
w/Rlcochet hopper, Tippman
pro-lite, mask, tanks, pods &
more. $200 (863)261-2265

(2) 12" subwoofers, 1200w
each, box, 1800w amp,
more. $650 (239)503-5020
SUB WOOFERS- 10", Mounted
in a box for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.

wega FD Trinitron TV, asking
$1000. (772)461-8822 Ft.
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$450 Firm. (863)447-1841
TV, COLOR, 27" JVC, only 1
year old. Paid $400 Asking
$185. (863)532-9355

GENERATORS (2) 4000 Te-
cumseh & 3500 Nokita. Both
work reat. $500/both, will
sep. 863-447-6054 Iv. msg.
hammer/drill. Original cost
$1800, asking $450.

PSP w/2 games. GTA and
Socom. $250 or best offer.
XBOX w/1500 games. Every
Nintendo & Super N game
loaded. Great Xmas gift.
$700. 863-227-6066

ELECTROLUX, with bags, $25
(863)983-8216 after lOam

7x10 or 8x12 with loading
ramp. 863-675-5825.
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

'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 8B40
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
.Uvestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1250.863-467-7123
FILLY- lyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
Mare Quarter horse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1450. Will
sell separate.
New, With silver, $25.
yrs., needs exp. rider, $3500
or best offer. Need to sell!
Great bloodlines863-634-7065
Gelding, 6 years. $800. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
MARE- 2002, exc perfor-
mance bloodlines, $2500
SADDLE, Ausie/Western,
New, with bridle, breast col-
lar, 17", $250.
TRAILER- 2 horse bumper pull
escape door tandem axle,
good tires, dividers, rubber
mats $950 (305)807-2500

but in good condition, $75 or
best offer. (239)634-404040
LaBelle, leave message
walk behind wNelke instant
reverse w/tracking. Runs
great. $1200. 954-581-8328
'65, original running strong,
Kohler motor, a true classic
for show. $800.227-6066
TOR Hydrostatic 48" liquid
cooled. Kawasaki eng., new
batt. $1200.954-581-8328
B&S, Yard King, 42" cut, 3
blades, runs & cuts, needs
some wk. $200.763-6257
ter Cut, 12hp, 32" cut, $150.
(863)763-4149 or
5hp, Briggs, rear tine, 17",
very good condition. $300
(239)634-4040 LaBelle

SADDLE, 16", custom made,
brown leather w/silver trim,
w/bridle, blanket & stand,
$700. (863)357-1365
halters $5. misc bridles $10

-1 g g ENT
Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

N. of OKEE-2Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Utilities Included.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smoking
Environment. (863)801-4949
OKEE SW AREA, Lg. Studio
Util. incld. gar. No pets. Annu-
al Lease. Ref. req. $675. mo
+ $500. dep 863-634-4897

BASSWOOD, Brand new CBS,
3BR/2BA, 2,000 sq. ft., rent
for $1375/mo. or rent to
own. (863)610-2631
CREEK 3BR/2BA, 2100
S.F., w/dock, $1375/mo.
863-670-5967 Lakeland #

Lake access: 2 Story, 2 BR,
11,/ BA No pets. Non-Smk,
Env. Also available w/lake
access: 1 Room Apartment.
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, tennis,
$1000/mo (863)697-3008
OKEECHOBE, 2br, 1ba, 405
NW 11th Ave. $700. mo. +
1st & last. Call for Applica-
tions (863)447-1425
Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood. Yellow house, Com-
pletely remodeled, on corner
of 36th & 28th, Huge yard.
Pets ok. $895 mo+ $895
-Available Rent To Own-
View pictures @
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, New! Large
House, Large Yard. Bring pets!
$1295. mo. +-1st, last& sec.
dep. Call 561-723-2226
PALM CREEK- For Rent 3br,
2.5ba, 2 car gar. Community
pool. $1600. mo. + 1st &
ast (561)262-9191
1200 S.F., Lake access
w/dock. $1,000/mo.
.863-670-5967 Lakeland #

NICE 2,000 S.F. Exec. Office
space avail. Nov.1. 107 S.W:
17th St. Suite .B. (1) space
avail. Yr. Lease+, call for info
Professional Building: North
East Section of city limits.
1916 sq ft, 4/2 private offices,
conference room area, C/A/H.
Contact Robin 863.763.5593

Okee, 4BR/1BA, w/back
screened porch, fenced yard,
$100 weekly + 1/2 utilities.

Real Estate

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Business Places -
8ale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

DUCEDI FSBO, New, 04',
2/2/2 maple cabinets, walk
in closets, hurricane shut-
ters, other upgrades, lot
124x125. 100% fin. avail.
$165,000 (239)989-5063
1.5 Fenced Acres in Flag-
hole, Built 2001 $249K,
863 983-8114
NICE 3BR/2BA located at 906
NE 28th Ave. CBS, all apple's.
$185K. For info 863-610-0973
Lake access 3br, lba,
screened heated pool. 12'x32'.
Rec/rm on the dock w/storage
area. Avail. Immed. $209,000

,Lan ale 104

in Sebring area.
Call 863-447-0965.

Mobile Homes 2

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

BHR 2/2 & 3/2 Doublewide
Start at $650/mo. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
W/F w/dock, hardwood firs.,
W/D, storage bldg.
$1100/mo. F/L/S.

yard, W/D, den, porch,
dock on Taylor Creek,
$950/mo plus F/L/S,

LARGE 3br 2ba w/ addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451

Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 Includes
some until. (863)634-3451
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced In front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
SEASONAL: Just bring your
toothbrush! 1 BR, 1 BA, Com-
pletely furnished. All utilities
paid. Really Nice! No pets.
$1000. mo + 1st, last, sec.
dep. & refs. (863)763-8872

M/H- 3BR/1.5BA
Incl. 100x125' lot. Need some
TLC. Furnished, many extras.
$67,500 Negot.863-447-6054
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.

Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehides/ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT: "Big 0" 13x7, trailer
& rigging. $2500.
AIR BOAT CAGE 2 seater,
front steer., fully equip.
w/mtr. mount, 36" stringers.
Nice cond. $300.763-7598
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
Don't Miss
ThIs One
BASS BOAT- Gambler Outlaw
'98, w/motor & trailer, Mere
Mariner 150hp, Exc cond.
$12,500 (863)610-1276
BASS BOAT, Johnson, w/trlr.,
85hp eng., depth & fish find-
er, trolling mtr., live wells,
$700. (836)634-6005 Heath
BASS MASTER, 10', w/trolling
motor, fish finder, live wells,
lights, Must Sell! $500 or
best offer. (863)467-4004
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $2000.
f0 3)634-2582
Bayliner Capri, '87, 14 ft.,
galv. trlr., 50hp Force mtr.,
all safety equip., many ex-
tras, $1950. (863)357-4442
BOAT, 16ft., aluminum, with
trolling motor, trailer, 60hp
Mercury outboard. $2200
BOAT, Aluminum, 161/2', w/60
ti. Johnson & trir. Runs good.
ive wells. New pumps, battery
& tires. $1800 863-467-9390
BOWRIDER 15' 72 hull only,
needs mtr., on trir. Fair con-
dition. $600 or best offer.
CRISCRAFT '84- 15ft, with
trailer, Chrysler motor, needs
work $500 or best offer
70hp Johnson & trailer,
needs some work. $500 or
best offer. (863)467-5360
JON BOAT, 111/ Ft. $175. or
best offer. (863)532-9355
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$2500 neg. Moore Haven
PRINCECRAFT 1996,18 Ft.,
Aluminum, Deep V w/115 hp.
Evinrude, Trailer, Custom
Cover, 44V Trolling Motor,
Double Live Well & Bat Well.
Fishing Machinel $5,995.
SEA KAYAK- Touring Style.
Top Brand Name. Good con-
dition. $500 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $900.

CAMPER- '99, Needs work
$1000. (863)634-7780
COACH 1987, 34 Ft. w/Florida
Rm: New elec. hot water tank
& vinyl windows. Must see!
Whisper Creek. Must be move.
$5,000. 863-675-0279 or
fully equip, truck, 5th whl.
'90 Nomad tri., great shape,
GMC BOUNDER 1987, 32 Ft,
Loaded. Needs work. $1000.
RV ROOF AC- New, 13,500
BTU, still in box w/celling
controls $525

Lake Okeechobee by Kissimee
River. Annual fee only $1995.
Call Marc at (863)467-1833

tow rope. $50.
863-612-9233 Labelle area.
'2000, Surge brake, Single
axle, $950. (863)763-2407

BOAT LADDER- Removable

Aluminum Seawall. Very
good condition. $50.

HONDA 2000 XR70- small dirt
bike, like new. $1100.
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01
clean bike, runs great.
$1500 or best offer.
863-634-2423 lv.msg.
SUZUKI TL1000S '97- very
fast, needs some work, ask-
ing $1500 or best offer
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
good condition, great on
gas!! $2500 (863)357-3773
YAMAHA TTR 125 '04- less
than 15 hours, $2500 or
best offer (863)634-3797

YAMAHA TTR225 '05- less
than 10 hrs, brand new,
$3000 or best offer

FOUR WHEELER '05 50cc,
electric start, 4 stroke. New
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
2x4, 1996, red, front & rear
racks, runs great, $1300

FOUR WINDS '96, 36' with
slide out, fully furnished, utility
bldg. included. In Palm Dale,
FL $8,000. (419)747-2923
full kitch & bath, couch &
fn.bed. Used 1X. $10K. For
details: 386-559-0537
HI-Lo, 27 foot
Good condition, $2500.
TRAVEL TRAILER- about 24',
good condition, no leaks,
asking $900 (863)467-5680
after 2pm


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Cons rusction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045.
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor TWallers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

only made 1 year, $1500 or
best offer (863)261-4517
Runs great, cold a/c, very
good condition. $5000 or
best offer. (863)697-3919
CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime
mis. Good condition. Asking
$2,200. (863)675-1446
V6-auto, all pwr, cd player,
c/c, cold a/c, runs great, new
tires. $3500 (863)467-7076
FORD CONTOUR 1999, 4 cyl:,
coJ.d,.A/CiCD Player. Runs
great. $1800 or possible trade
for Van/SUV. (863)261-4908
Ford Mustang '94, sporty, tint-
ed-win., stereo, a/c, fast car,
great on gas, stick, $2500. or
best offer. (863)983-7211
FORD TAURUS GL '90, runs,
high mileage, pw's don't
work, needs front right tire.
$200. (863)357-6930
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg, (561)676-0427
FORD TEMPO '92 cold a/c,
good mpg, $1K or best offer.
Baby blue, 2 door, a/c,
am/fm, runs good, $1000 or
best offer. (863)673-9081
GRAND PRIX '95- blue, 2dr,
ac, cd player $1800 or best
offer (863)697-1055
great, 5spd, a/c, 4 dr, needs
very little work, no rust.
INFINITY Q-45 '91- new tires,
cold ac, runs good, ext.
good, needs seat cover 122K,
$2000 (863)467-0890
KIA SOPHIA '01 4 dr, good
cond. $2450. 863-675-4867
V8, auto., low miles. $1800
good cond in/out, cold ac,
new tires, $1800
4x4, needs motor work.
TOR 302 1986, must take
entire car $450 or best offer
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95 4 cylin-
der, auto, 4 door, $1500 or
best offer. 863-763-7458 or

FORD F150 '89, 4x4 flatbed,
$500 or best offer.
86- 4x4, good cond., runs
well, $900 or trade for 4
wheeler (863)261-2269
dr. 6" lift, 32 Buck Shots,
$2500 (863)673-4998

wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214

CHEVY 1500- '94, Will sell for
parts. $2500.
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000.863-634-5888
ENGINE & TRANS 2.5 L, & 5
sp., for a '92 S-10. Exc.
cond., many new parts,
$500 for all. (863)763-2389

12 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
NITY COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
(CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project:
The project will consist of:
nrkg th the projec architect in desn p e, Illn value enneer-
rug, tio development or a o guaranteed Mamum rce liM"), nag consction
services for a Medical/Lab Facility of approximately 16,000 square feet.
Business entities Interested In providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received by the deadline
of 2'00 pm local time Tuesday November 7 2006 In the IRCC Facliftes Plan-
SOffice at 3209 Virelnia Avenue Buildlno "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida

Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Quallficatons may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S', Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
or preferred to e-mail your request to; or by calling the Facilities
Office at 772-462-7360.
IRCC reserves the righ to waive any informality in the selection process.and to re-
jest any or all Statements of Qualifications.
168610 ON 10/17,24,31/06

The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County Is scheduled to convene on
Tuesday, October 31, 2006; Wednesday, November 1, 2006 and Thursday, No-
vember 2, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. In County Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida to consider petitions filed with the Value
Adjustment Board.
Usts maintained by the property appraiser of successful and unsuccessful appli-
cants for exemptions are avtlable for consideration by the public at the Office of
Property AppraIser, 307 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings Is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
ClGf Belts, Jr, Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adjustment Board
Okeechobee County, Florida
169189 ON 10/17,24/06

truck. 16x7, Silver Alloy, 5
lug. Like new. Asking $200.
or best offer. (863)697-9117

FORD BRONCO '79 complete
vehicle minus transfer case.
9" front/rear end, straight ax-.
le. $600 Neg. 863-447-6871

Pursuant to Section 287,055, Florida Statutes, the State'of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Neaotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
NiTY COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
(CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project:
The project will consist of:
Working with the rroJect architec I[n phase, [icldlng va lue ngineer-
ng, e development ot a uaranteud Maxlmumt Pnce (OMP), ard constrtictlon
Business entities Interested In providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College. (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received by the deadline
of 200 p m local time Tuesday November 7 2006 in the IRCC Faclldies Plan-
nina Office at 3209 Virainia Avenue Building "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
or preferred to e-mail your request to DiveyOiarcc.dui or by calling the Facilities
Office at 772-462-7360.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality in .the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Qualifications.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 590.125 (4), be advised that the Florida Division of Fo-
restry will be performing mitigation work in selected parcels within the townships
of township. 37 south & 35 east, 34 south & 33 east, 33 south & 32 east, 33
south & 33 east, 33 south & 34 east, 34 south & 32 east, 34 south & 34 east,
34 south & 36 east, 35 south & 32 east, 35 south & 33 east, 35 south & 34 east,
35 south & 35 east, 35 south & 36 east, 36 south & 33 east, 36 south & 34 east,
36 south & 35 east, 36 south & 36 east, 37 south & 34 east, 37 south & 36 east,
38 south & 35 east, 38 south & 36 east, 34 south & 35 east. The mitigation work
will occur at selected times during the period of October 2005 through September
2006. The mitigation work Is for reducing the fuel loads and wildfire occurrence
hazard and to establish fuel continuity breaks.
This service Is Drovideat no cost to the landowner
If you should have any objections or questions contact:

170500 ON10/24/06

Division of Forestry
5200 Highway441 N,
Okeechobee, FL. 32947

FORD BRONCO '91 for parts,
running mtr., have trans., ex-
tra running gear. $500/all.
FORD BRONCO II '88- good
.body, needs head, manifold
gaskets, rebuilt trans, $500
or best offer (863)467-4994

FORD F150 '89- parts, 5.8 en-
gine, auto trans, lots of good
parts, Call with needs $800
will sep (863)763-2389
Truck, '77. Bed size 10'x7
x2'sides, Motor stuck since,
hurricane. $600.763-1370

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 9:00
a.m. in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public
comments In consideration of the abandonment of platted street right-of-way In
Conners Gables subdivision that is further described as follows:
That portion of the SE 39th Terrace (f/k/a Sixth Street) right-of-way between and
adjoining Block 1 and Block 8, Conners Gables subdivision according t the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 15, public records of Okeechobee County,
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Office, 400 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday except
holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
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John Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2006-0035
170060 ON 10/24/06

HITCH, Reef Load Leveler, for
travel trailer & car haulers.
$150 or best offer.
RACING SEATS- Black & Gray,
Tenzo Sport. Good condition.
$300. or best offer.
SUB WOOFERS, 10", Mounted
in a box.for a P/U Truck.
Good condition. $20.
TIRES & RIMS Set of 4,
Asanti Zebra 18" rims w/3
extra tires. $1100 or best of-
fer. 863-697-9014
TIRES/RIMS (4) mud grip,
36" tall, 80%, tread, $400.
TOPPER/CAP, Glas/tek fiber-
glass, fits full size long bed
truck, tan in color, $700 or
best offer. (863)697-9117
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classlfleds.

CHEVY 3/4 TON '95- ext cab,
4x4,.$2000 or best offer
CHEVY PICKUP, '84, 1/2 ton,
4x4, parts or whole, $650.
(561)644-4840 Fort Drum
cond.; all power, air, 140K,
$5500 (863)517-1974
'89- 4dr, runs excellent, cold
air, new alternator, $3500 or
best offer (561)951-8767
FORD F250.'99 -XLT, crew
cab, 4x4, pwr.stroke-diesel,
auto, shortbed, 1-owner,
FORD FX 4X4 '05- F150, Su-
per Crew 4dr, Regency Pkg.,
33K, ext warr, $31,000 neg.
FORD RANGER 2005 Ext. Cab
w/Camper Top. 5K miles.
Excellent condition. $12,200.

cyl, standard, Cold A/C,
$1400. Neg. 863-763-4149
BED 74- no motor, no trans,
very little rust, must see
$450 (863)697-1600
brand new tires, needs minor
work, runs, $30,0.

CHEVY BLAZER, '93, 4.3 v6, 2
dr., looks & runs great,
$1800 or best offer.

7500 mi., Liked new conditi-
ton. $16,900.

HAULMARK '05 Utility Trailer,
enclosed. 8X20. Like brand
new cond. $6K.
863-634-6337 eves. Mike
7X16 & 6X7. Need tires.
$550/both or best offer.
863-447-6054 Ilv.msg.
TOW DOLLY- with all acces-
sories including elec brake,
$750 (863)674-1662
open flatbed, tilt, For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers.
$585. (561)670-3636
made, triple axle, heavy duty,
pull behind trailer, $900 or
est offer (863)634-5289

DODGE RAM VAN, '92, runs
good, good tires, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-4004

okay...needs a little work. Dark
blue. Great for work van. $700
or best offer. (863)467-9019
FORD VAN- '88, Runs good.
Good tires $300.
Your new home could be
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The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Reglon,20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
the Legislative Committee to which all
persons are Invited:
Date &lime: Thursday, October 26,
2006-8:00 a.m.
Place: Lawnwood Medical Center
1700 South 23rd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
Wokfolrce Daveligpmnt Board
ore reasurg Coasa
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port StALucle, Floriodda 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
ape t to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal Is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judrical re-
170977ON 10/24/06

The Workforce ODevelopment Board of the
. Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces a public meeting to
which all persons are invited:
Date& Time: Wednesday, October 25,
2006- 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure Coast
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucle, FL 34986
PURPOSE: To approve an operator for
the One-Stop Career Services and to
discuss matters concerning the Work-
force Investment Act, Workforce Em-
ployment Opportunities, the Welfare
ansition Program, One-Stop Career
Centers and the Workforce Develop-
ment Board. A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by contacting:
foce DevelpmentBoard
o m re Ireasure Coas
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony, and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
1709730 N 10/24/06

Community Events

SFWMD to host meeting about river
The Kissimmee River/Upper Basin Stakeholder Outreach meeting will
be held at the South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee
Service Center, 205 N. Parrott Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until
noon. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the general public to
meet with South Florida Water Management District and Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission officials. Topics of discussion include
the status of the Kissimmee River restoration, land management activi-
ties, recreational activities and user group interactions. Those who use
the Kissimmee River and upper basin are encouraged to attend to pro-
vide feedback and discussion. For information, call Jeff McLemore at
(863) 462-5260 ,ext. 3022.

Church sponsoring fundraiser
A family portrait fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee Church of
God youth group will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, at 301
N.E. Fourth Ave. Ticket are $10, and covers the sitting fee and a 10 x,13
fadimii portrait For tickets and information, call Donna at (863) 697-1789.

FCHC hosting craft sale
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave., will
hold a craft and rummage sale Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds
benefit the annual Night with Santa project. Admission for adults is $1.
.Admission is free to FCHC patients with an FCHC identification card.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Nimble fingers
Members of the Tantie Quilters were seen Thursday morning, Oct. 19, busily working on
a quilt for Hospice. The quilters are: (seated, clockwise from left), Esther Hulett, Helen
Jordan, Lucy Hatfield, Marie Kirchhoff, Margaret Smith, Helen Brewer and Floe Mears;
and, (standing, left to right), Mildred Cox, Maxine Dyal, and Karen Graves. The ladies
were wearing hats that they had made.

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