<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Main
 Main: Opinion
 Main: Religion
 Main: Continued
 Main: Sports
 Main: Continued














Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/00320
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: November 19, 2005
Publication Date: 2000-
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003642554
oclc - 72823230
lccn - 2006229435
System ID: UF00028410:00320
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
    Main: Opinion
        page 4
    Main: Religion
        page 5
    Main: Continued
        page 6
        page 7
        page 8
    Main: Sports
        page 9
    Main: Continued
        page 10
        page 11
        page 12
Full Text


U*


SOeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 323 Saturday, November 19, 2005 504 Plus tax


Briefs
Area Blue Roof
stations closed
Even though Operation
Blue Roof has closed its loca-
tion at the Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center, the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA), the Small Business
Administration (SBA) and Pro-
ject HOPE will be open at the
Agri-Civic Center from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m. seven days a week.
People who have had hurri-
cane damage are urged to
either register in person with
FEMA, or call 1-800-621-3362.
Okeechobee residents who
need to enter the Blue Roof
Program can report to: Harlem
Civic Center, 2000 Seventh St.
Clewiston; the Fairgrounds,
2616 Dixie Highway in Stuart;
15518 S.W. Osceola St. in
Indiantown; the Village Green
Shopping Center at the corner
of Walton Road and U.S. 1 in
Port St. Lucie; and the St. Lucie
Civic Center at 2300 Virginia
Ave. in Ft. Pierce.
The above locations are
open daily from 8 a.m. until 5
p.m.
Road closure
begins Nov. 28
Beginning Nov. 28, Wolff
Road west of S.W Seventh
Avenue will be closed for about
five weeks.
Parents taking students to
South Elementary School or
New Endeavor High School can
use either S.W 28th Street or
S.W Seventh Avenue.
Parents taking students to
Osceola Middle School will
have to use S.W 24th Avenue or
Eagle Bay Road to reach S.W
28th Street.

Inside

Brahman crushes
Bulldogs, 53-21
The 2005-06 Brahman
wrestling team made its debut
Thursday night in front of an
exuberant hometown crowd
and easily put away the South
Fork Bulldogs, 53-21.
Experience paid off for the
Brahmans. Returning for the
Brahmans this season are
Chuck Suarez, Scott Bush,
Josh Borgstom, Mike Skipper,
Josh Raulerson, Matt Kelly
and Chris Curtis. Many new-
comers to this year's team are
products of head coach Bruce
Jahner's off-season Okee-
chobee Wrestling Club.
Page 9

Drought Index
Current: 225
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.91 feet


TS (namnma threatens state


Traditions continue: Town prepares for the holidays


State lea


the n- i
4.m


Inj mot
--


*o
0
0)


0.


0l


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
It's time once again for the Lions Club's annual Christmas tree sale in Flagler Park. Holding
up one of the largest trees are (left to right) Julian Stinnett, Elder Sumner and Russ Wilton.
The trees were unloaded in the park Friday morning, Nov. 18 and sales will continue as long
as the trees last. They are expected to be all sold within nine or 10 days. Sale hours are 9
a.m. until 8 p.m. seven days a week. The trees this year came from North Carolina.
i^: x^ g a.iiflMP iHY i^B^^i^-gi RV MEia


C

'I-



ci:


Irlen% rII


I


O
.I

0)













o
I.






._5


0



E
E
0





=--
.0
*-5
'(


to rmphual/r


Smith'% turmoil
a 400 -


Lake level
Last Year:
16.35 feet


(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds .....17-19
Comics ...........16
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 17
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out ......... .4


Sports ..
TV ....
Weather ..


. . .. 2


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

newszap.com
newsblog.Info
Online news & information

III|111 1 1111111
a 616510 00024 5


Crews were at work Thursday morning


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
putting up holiday lights on U.S. 441.


( pEiMllbk krrep r lI kI

-

S"Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"


Ukeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Barbecue in the park
George Dukes barbecues chickens in Flagler Park for a
Chamber of Commerce fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 18.


';.'.~~~3O~r.a~R-"5~ = D:' :


. Z, .. I ,


-''"-ts~=l~"~-~I~~MP~0~gLYi~t83i~L ,...:


th







2 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19, 2005


News Briefs r1i*kW Eww qW i eI nH

Property taxes -
due as of Nov. 1
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collection
of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 4 percent on payments made
Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent on pay-
ments made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 per-
cent on payments made Jan. 1, *
2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments made Feb. 1, 2006 Feb.
28,2006; and, net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-
3421.


FDOT hurricane debris


pick-up continues


In Okeechobee County, the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) continues
their hurricane debris pick-up
on both state and local public
roads.
To ensure their debris will
be picked up, citizens are
encouraged to move both vege-
tative and construction & dem-
olition debris to the edge of
road/right-of-way during the
Thanksgiving Holiday week-
end.
Citizens may call the FDOT
Okeechobee Operations Cen-
ter at (863) 462-5250 to find out
when their roads have been


completed.
More information about
when the final debris pick-up
will occur will be communicat-
ed in the coming weeks.
Please note: After FDOT's
final debris pick-up, debris
must be discarded in the rou-
tine manner under regulation
of the local solid waste man-
agement company.
Once the debris removal
process is complete, local law
enforcement may cite violators
of section 403.413, Florida
Statutes, which prohibits litter-
ing on state right-of-way.


- w


Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replace-
ment of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

Book on area
currently on sale
OKEECHOBEE The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads" is
currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
rottAve.
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be $40.
For information, send questions
to: Okeechobee Historical Society,
P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,
34973; or, call Betty Williamson at
(863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 21
OKEECHOBEE State.Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chairman
of the Okeechobee County Legisla-
tive Delegation, said the delega-
tion's next meeting has been
changed to Monday, Nov. 21.
The group was originally slated
to meet Nov. 2.
The panel will meet from 1:30
until 4 p.m. in the chambers of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legisla-
tion. Members of the community,
as well as local and county govern-
ments, may present their concerns
to the delegation at this time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now loan
up to $172,632 for housing mort-
gages for very low and low-income
applicants.
For prequalification for this loan,
call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
seat for one of our homebuyer
classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at9 a.m.








*




I -


a


- ,


-C- 0


-40


- -


-


tur


"Copyrighted Material


Syndicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"


-
* -
- -- .


* -
*a *


o -a .


~ *

- -a ~
-a
~. ... *0 ~

* a


-q- *


) I-


- -o al


-~ 0

a
__

-e -. -
-~ -a -


-lo
qw- 'l m


- b


lols=e4


~mmu m w~


. 0


*
* *


Si- i.


_ -s

* --


Okeechobee News
Published hi Ilend enI t Mem IImsars. I


To Reach Us
AdiremU: P O Box 639.
107 SW 17tn Street. Suile D
Okeechobee. FL 34974
WebSlte: www Newszap corn
To Subint News
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub-I
missions from its readers Opinions.
calendar items, stones ideas and pno-
iograpns are welcome. Call (8631 763-
3134 to reacn our newsroom Items
mnay be malled, faxed or e-mailed
E-Malk oKeenews@newszap corn
Speakeno : 1863) 467-2033

To Place A Display Ad
Phone: 86- 3-73-3134
E-Mail: okecompo@strato.net
To Place A Classimled Ad
Call 87-353-2424 to place a classified
advertisement from nome.
Fax 877-354-24241
E-Mall: classad@newszap comr
Billing Department
E-Mail: billteam@newszap corn

Newszap!
Online News & Information
Gel the latest local news at
www.newszap.com


lop


-- -~0 -


- 4a W ft Q


- W .


To Star or Strp A Paier
FPi:u 18[1171-24M
E-Mili readerservices@newszap cor
The Okeechobee News is available
daiy via home delivery and is on sale
at rack and store locations throughout
Okeechobee County. Call the office to
find out if your home is within our
present home-distributon boundaries.
Call 877-353-2424 to report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery.
Additional copies of the newspaper
are available for 50 cents daily
through Saturday and 75 cents for
Sunday at the office. Home delivery
subscriptions are available at $29.43
for Inree months.
The OkeechoDee News is published
every day of the year by the
Okeechobee New, 107 S W 17th
Street, Sutie D. Okeechobee. FL
34974 Penodicals postage paid at
Okeechobee. FL. Postmaster. Send
Address changed to Okeechobee
News. PO. Box 639. Okeecnobee. FL
34973. USPS 406-160.
Printing
Printed at Sunshine Printing, a
subsidiary of Independent
Newspapers
Mili: prlntnl M
MIA printing@ct.net


I I


,qp


* *


t


- 4w


o -


o


* -


r


Skoog %dal"






The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19,2005


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Book fair
Seminole Elementary School students shop at the book fair.


Excitement abounds at New Endeavor


Do you remember the excite-
ment you felt when you went to
your elementary school? Your
teachers were an extension of
your parents, and you learned
new things in socialization and
academics at an exponential
rate. At New Endeavor High
School, the students in the ele-
mentary SED classes are experi-
encing this rapid acquisition of
knowledge.
In this classroom, located
near the main office, one sees
the children's class work dis-
played everywhere, and the signs
of the learning going on are evi-
denced right before your eyes.
The students have the ability to
respond to questions in the tradi-
tional way and the unique ability
to demonstrate knowledge of a
second language, American Sign


Language or ASL.
The academic instruction
includes all of the primary core
subject areas. In addition to read-
ing, spelling, language arts,
social studies, and science, the
students have opportunities to
practice positive peer interaction
and socialization skills in this
unique setting.
Drawing strength and stability
from the professionals in the
room, the students are experi-
encing successes in school
where struggles have existed
before. Ms. April Moegenburg,
the distinguished paraprofes-
sional used her twenty-seven
years of experience in Palm
Beach and Okeechobee County
Schools to assist the students in
the special education class. Her
knowledge of the setting, the stu-


dents, and their families makes
this setting the successful learn-
ing environment that the faculty
and staff observe and acknowl-
edge daily. Her gentle but firm
command of discipline is a
model of consistency that
inspires many.
The faculty and staff of New
Endeavor are proud of the
accomplishments displayed by
these young and energetic stu-
dents. We hope you help us
encourage all students to show
enthusiasm while learning and
encourage them to be successful
in school. If you would like to
volunteer for this or any of the
exciting programs currently
offered at New Endeavor or
would simply like more informa-
tion, please call Andy Brewer,
principal at 462-5125.


Visiting the courthouse
On Thursday, Oct. 20 students from Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee visited
the new courthouse. They had the opportunity to observe juvenile court proceedings.
Judge Shirley Brennan was presiding and answered questions from the students. It was
a rich learning experience for all of the students.


Buy, sell or

trade in the

Classifieds
Page 17


B Wholesale
* Commerical Paper
Products & Dispenser
" Restaurant Supplies
" Grocery Items Foam Plates
* Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives
SJanitorial Supplies
" juices & Drink Mixes


The time is here
for all your grove
spraying needs!
* Spray Suits Masks
* Nitrile Gloves Boots
* Glasses & Goggles


Delivery Available Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E. 357-0303
IW [ rf[e wu1s} e #k Jm aa MP iij w'w'HSViB~ivI l s- IBUI v^^S;[e hl


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


I~mL..irn4Arrl'wiirrIaacfui'vJ*Iui'Irn


L3iiffct:

Inly $929


LC>Kd


11S63467


1 ii s~'~r~i
/:i~LCC~ ~ -
I' ~k :.:G
'i r .I
~Y'~~''! -. ;;i.~r~nr~~ ~-


Obituary

Sebastian
Francisco-Sebastian
Sebastian Francisco-Sebast-
ian, age 44, died Saturday, Nov.
12, 2005 this home in Okee-
chobee. He was born on May
30, 1961 in Guatemala. He was a,
resident of Okeechobee for 20
years.
He is survived by his wife of
28 years, Fabiana Pascual T. Mar-
tin of Guatemala, his daughters,
Ana Francisco of Albertville,
Ala., Marta Francisco, and Cristi-
na Francisco, both of
Guatemala. In addition, he is
survived by his brothers, Andres
Bartolome-Sebastian of
Collinsville, Ala., and Bartolome
Francisco-Sebastian of
Guatemala and his sisters,
Isabela Francisco-Sebastian,
Angelina Francisco-Sebastian
and Maria Dominga Francisco-
Sebastian, all of Guatemala.
Family will accept friends at
the Buxton Funeral Home, 110
N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee,
on Monday evening, Nov. 21
from 7 until 9 p.m.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Community Event

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting
classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free preg-
nancy test please call (863) 763-8859.




Memorial Tribute
I Remember a loved one
.. who has departed with a special
Memorial Tribute in this newspaper.

Your tribute can be published following the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary ofyour loved one's birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastefully.

Visit www2.newszap.xommemorals for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.


A.,

i





SF








S at First


S' ,(il A


Alii th~is holy~ time of ilear renew /01o1. spirits and deliver
rI ll l ibudaice of peace, joil and prosperityi to you anidl your'.
For Y~ourtHiendshllpand support, we h'el truly 'bh's ed.


JNERI





3ven

Saturc
Unite
For
oy!ous pr


ALHOME & CREMATORY

prese.nts...
The 17th Annual

ming of Remembrance

lay, November 26, 2005 7:00 p.m.
d Methodist Church 200 NW 2nd Street
More information call 763-1994 A
ogram of music anrd song followed lid rtefreshmenrts. [
PUBLIC IS INVITED
S _- ..... -
X ..- -- ...., .. .


;r !f:~


.' ,:-.' "-


%odw be 0lr 66lr s


0 th SE&M
C7







The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19, 2005


4 OPINION


Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Okeechobee issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0904. It is a
hometown forum so visit the page as often as you would like and
share your comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please).
You can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or sending e-mail
to okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973. Com-
ments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
IVETERANS CELEBRATION: I am looking at the speak out from
Wednesday, Nov. 16, regarding the Veterans Day celebration in Fla-
gler Park and the noise and everyone wanting to have the traffic
rerouted. For as long as I can remember Veterans Day in Okee-
chobee County has always been in the park, and I have lived here
all my life. We have never had any problem with the traffic or the
noise or people being able to see what is going on. When you
reroute the traffic, people passing by will not be able to know what
is going on if they would want to stop and the services.

TOO FAR AWAY: Concerning the lack of quietness in the park:
yes, there is quite a bit of traffic on that highway. And yes, it is your
job as a parent to hold onto your child so that they don't run into
the highway. I was there at the Veterans Day festivities and the cou-
ples that were there never sat close enough to the speaker. They
hovered at the edges of the park. If you would get a little closer to
the speakers you could have heard the entire program. Why would
you come to an event and practically sit in your car?

CHILD SAFETY: As far as the Green Market is concerned, I think
that it is a wonderful idea. It is a great asset to Okeechobee County.
It is also the parents' job to hold onto your own child by the hand in
order to keep the child safe. It is not everyone else's job.

LICENSES: When doctors and lawyers come to Okeechobee to
practice, do they have to have a permit and pay a fee like handymen
do here in Okeechobee? (Editor's Note: Doctors and attorneys
must have an occupational license just like any other business. If
their office is inside the city limits, then they must have both a city
and a county occupational license. Also, they must be licensed by
the state of Florida.)

TECHNOLOGY: I was so pleased to see that our local law
enforcement agencies can determine when a convicted child
molester is hanging out near a playground and violate his proba-
tion. I am just glad they don't have to wait until another child is
harmed to put such a person back in prison. The law says convicted
child molesters have to stay away from playgrounds and schools.
With new technology, they can tell when they are breaking this rule
and pick them up. It gives me the shivers to think that a sex offend-
er was hanging out near the playground where my kids like to play.
I am so glad the cops had away to find this out and pick him up.

HATS OFF: Hear, hear and hats off to our local and state law
enforcement officers in Okeechobee I was thrilled to read of the
success of the sexual predator ankle band program here in Okee-
chobee. I thank the administrators) that agreed to the purchase of
the equipment that it must have taken to bring this program to our
community. Those of us with children and grandchildren thank you
from our hearts.

GENERATORS: Purchasing a generator is a matter of priority.
There are very few families in the USA that can't budget $25 per
month times 12 towards the purchase of a generator. That is a small
price to give up each month knowing that next hurricane season
you will be ready. Plus, if you can go the full cost while we Wilma
survivors are still considered a disaster area, FEMA will reimburse
you up to $850 plus any expenses i.e., gas ($20 per day of use) and
drop cords. You may have to startnow.for next year, but by golly
you will be able to keep all the cold milk and sandwich meat you
want.

FEMA TRAILERS: What really upset me is that FEMA led local
officials to believe that the people who would be in the FEMA trail-
ers in the park were Okeechobee residents who had lost their
homes. In fact, they brought over people from the coast, such as
Port St. Lucie, and put them at Okee-Tantie. These people weren't
looking for work or a new home. They were sucking down the free
ride for as long as it would last. I agree with the callers who said the
county should never allow FEMA trailers in the park again. Once
burned, twice shy.

HURRICANE DAYS: Has anyone heard when the kids will have
to make up the school days they lost to the hurricanes? I think the
school system here should add in hurricane days just as the schools
up north add in snow days. Then if it turns out that you don't need
them, you can give extra days off when the hurricane season is
past. Since the hurricane trends are going to be with us for a while,
according to the weathermen, I think they should just assume they
will lose some days. They should adjust the school schedule
accordingly and then if they don't miss any school, they can let the
kids off some extra days later in the school year. (Editor's Note: Jan.
23 and Feb. 20 have tentatively been set as makeup days. Before
these dates are formally established, they must be approved by the
Okeechobee County School Board. The board will next meet on
Nov. 22.)


For more local news, visit
www.newszap.com





Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The Okeechotiee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida
Irdependenl is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of ournalistic service to the citizens of i;,e community. Since no
dividends, are paid. the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry) standards All afler-lax surpluses are reinvested in Independent s
rr.ission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of Ihe U.S Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
atlon of public issues


We Pledge ...
* To operate lth-s newspaper 3s a
public Irusl
* To help our community become a
better place to ve and work.
Inrougn our dedication to consci-
enmlcus journalism
* To provide the information citizens
need to msKe Iheir own inlelligent
decisions about public issues
* To report the news with honesty
accuracy. purposeful neutrality.
fairness oblecilvly. fearlessness
and compassion
* To use our opinion pages to facill-
lale -ormmrrunity debate, not to
domTriale ii with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of
interest or potential conflicts to our
readers
* To correct our errors and to give
each correction to the prominence
II deserves
* To provide a right to reply to those
we write about
To treat people with courtesy,
respect and compassion.


Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
News Editor: Eric Kopp
National Advertising: Joy Parnsh
Office Manager: Karmen Brown
Circulation Manager: Janet Madray

Independent Newspapers, Inc.
* Joe Smyth, Chairman
* Ed Dulin. President
* Tom Byrd. Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Katrina Elsken, Executive
Editor

MEMBER r--
OF:

Florida Press
Association
*; Okeechobee News 2005
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


Letter to the Editor


Give thanks
This Thanksgiving Day, as we
gather with family and friends to
count our blessings, let's give
thanks for the bounty we enjoy
not just on this holiday, but every
day.
The safe, plentiful food that is
available to us and the products
used to produce the clothing,
housing, medicines, fuel and
other products we use on a daily
basis didn't just appear in a store.
They got there thanks to a
tremendous partnership of farm-
ers and ranchers, processors, bro-
kers, truckers, shippers, advertis-
ers, wholesalers and retailers.
In appreciation of this farm-
city partnership, the president of
the United States annually pro-
claims the week leading up to and
including Thanksgiving Day as
National Farm-City Week.
Rural and urban residents are
"Partners in Progress" who pro-
duce the products, consume the
products and make them readily
available through an efficient pro-


duction and marketing chain.
Farmers and ranchers are just
the beginning of that chain. Farm
workers, researchers, processors,
shippers, truck drivers, inspec-
tors, wholesalers, agribusinesses
marketers, advertisers, retailers
and consumers all play important
roles in the incredible productivity
that has made our nation's food
and fiber system the envy of the
world.
This week, as we celebrate
Thanksgiving, let's remember the
vital farm-city partnerships that
have done so much to improve
the quality of our lives. Rural and
urban communities working
together have made the most of
our rich agricultural resources,
and have made significant contri-
butions to our health and well-
being and to the strength of our
nation's economy.
For this, we can give thanks.
DavyRaulerson
president
Okeechobee County
Farm Bureau


Public issues blogs
Join the discussion of important issues at newszap.com. Topics include:
* Belle Glade/South Bay issues: newsblog.info/0901
*Clewiston issues: http://newsblog.info/0902
* Hendry County issues: http://newsblog.info/0802
* Moore Haven/Glades issues: http://newsblog.info/0903
*Okeechobee city/county issues: http://newsblog.info/0904
* Pahokee issues: http://newsblog.info/0905
Go to newszap.com, click on your community and then on "community blogs
and links."



Upcoming Events

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome
House, which is located next to the driver's license office at
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire
to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire
to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open
discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 N: Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday,
weather permitting. The group meets at 7 a.m. at the Style Stu-
dio, 1600 S.R. 70 E. for the weekly meeting and leaves promptly
at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interested in riding is invited. For informa-
tion contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, Debbie Izzo at
634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at 610-1841.

Sunday
A.A meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information
or to schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863)
467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850
U.S. 98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a
business meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and
are due in September. For information, call Betty Williamson at
(863) 763-3850.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior,
200 N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
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 noon until 3 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 wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
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) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone
else interested are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett
at (863) 467-4663.
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 information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Par-
rott Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring
many Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925
U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and edu-
cation for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or
dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
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 partici-
pate. For information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863)
763-4320.

Wednesday
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.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in
the Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop
by to show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit
with the car owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals
who are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic vio-
lence, other women's issues are also addressed. One support
group is held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee
County Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other
support group is held each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information,
call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.


Community Events

Antiquity photo shoot continues
Martha's House will host its antiquity photo sessions for chil-
dren on Saturday, Nov. 19. There will be a $10 sitting fee per fam-.
ily. Families will receive a free 8x10 photograph. For information
or to schedule a sitting, call Martha's House at (863) 763-2893.

Church hosting yard sale
On Saturday, Nov. 19, His House Fellowship, Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., will host a bake sale and yard sale
from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Baked goods, soft drinks and coffee will
be available at a small cost for visitors to enjoy while they
browse. All proceeds will go towards making gift baskets for the
elderly and Christmas stockings for the youth this holiday sea-
son. Any remaining items will be donated to local charitable
organizations. Cash donations are welcomed.

Bake sale benefits fire department
Buckhead Ridge Fireman's Auxiliary will hold a bake sale on
Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the firehouse on
S.R. 78 W. All proceed will benefit the Buckhead Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department. Donations of baked goods can be picked up by
calling (863) 467-6596 or (863) 467-4551; or, donations can be
brought to the firehouse before 8:30 a.m. on the day of the sale.

Wildlife center sponsors yard sale
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will sponsor a yard
and plant sale on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2704
S.E. 34th Lane in Taylor Creek Isles from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All
clothing and shoes will be priced at $1. Plant prices will start at
.25 cents. Donations can be dropped off at Wooley's Sheds in
the Airport Industrial Park, or by calling any of the Arnold's vol-
unteers for pick-up. Call Ray for northern Okeechobee County at
(863) 467-1309. Call Regina at (863) 634-1207 or Joan at (863)
467-0290 for local pick-ups. If you are interested in becoming a
volunteer for Arnold's Wildlife, call Sue Arnold at (863) 763-
4630.

Church plans white elephant sale
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a white elephant sale
on Nov. 19 and 20. The sales will be held at the pavilion located
at 901 S.W. Sixth St. in Okeechobee beginning at 8 a.m. each
day. For information, call (863) 763-3727.

Food drive is under way
The 21st annual Food for Families food drive is now under
way in Okeechobee County and will continue through Saturday,
Nov. 19. Raulerson Hospital is the main collection site for food.
Residents should bring their donation to the hospital's main
entrance. Those interested in participating should call (863) 467-
7551; or, Bill Casian at Raulerson Hospital at (863) 824-2771.

Church plans white elephant sale
St. Theresa Catholic Church will hold a white elephant sale
Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at S.R. 78 W. and
Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863)
357-0670.

Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will sponsor the United Way/Raulerson
Hospital Greater Open Golf Tournament on Nov. 19 at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club on U.S. 441 N. Registration will be
from 7 until 8 a.m. Green and tee sponsorships are available for
$100 each. Golfing fees are $50 per persqonwhich .ircludes 18
holes of golf, cart, coffee and doughnuts k. lunch % il! b h'- ld
after the tournament. All proceeds viill a L. ther iLjrltd kV.\ i'
Okeechobee. For information, contact Bill CasI:in at Raulerson
Hospital, (863) 824-2702.

IRCC to expand Okeechobee campus
The program on the expansion of Indian River Community
College's (IRCC) Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
has been rescheduled for Nov. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m.

GPS training program offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will host a newly revised GPS
training program Saturday Nov. 19. Boaters will be taught the
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System and how it can get
you out of trouble. Anyone considering buying new electronics
for their boat should attend this program and learn how the GPS
unit, marine radio, and how the Emergency Position Indicating
Radio Beacon are linked together. Seating is limited. Call (863)
467-3085 for information or to pre-register.

Learning Coalition committee to meet
The finance/operations committee of the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will
meet Monday, Nov. 21, at 12:30 p.m. at the One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 2415 S. 29th St., in Fort Pierce.

Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class on Monday, Nov. 21, at 5:30
p.m. The classes will be held in his office at 916 W. North Park St.
For details and information, call (863)763-4320.

Drive through flu shot clinic offered
The Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave., will hold a drive through flu immunization clinic in
the department's north parking lot on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost of the vaccination is $25 and Medicare
will be accepted. Any adult over the age of 18 is eligible. Patients
will receive a consent form and information sheet when they
pull up. After signing, they will roll down their car window and
receive the vaccination. For information, call the health depart-
ment at (863) 462-5819.

Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meet-
ing Tuesday, Nov. 22, starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held
in the boardroom at the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. Guest speakers will be: Hospice of
Okeechobee; Tom Jones and Lindsey Mann from Eckerd Youth
Alternatives; and Ken Kenworthy, who will give a Safe and Drug
Free School report. The meeting is open to the public. For infor-
mation, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.


Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the
church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone
who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation
are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days,
Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
We are also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a
board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should
communicate well with the public and should be able to seek
support from city and county officials, business executives and
other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863)
634-2306 for information.


I


Y








Th OeehoeeNesSauray Nvebe 1, 00 RLIIO


SUNDAY SCHOOL WORSHIP WEDNESDAY PhONE DAVE OGDEN
9:. 93- LA 10:30. AM 5:30 PM 763-3218 PASTOR


H KFUL NESS IS

O GODLINESS


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Sign of the season
Grace Christian Church offered this reminder to be thankful.


New pastor hired by church


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is a new preacher in
town. Abundant Blessing Assem-
bly of God Church has -recently
called Reverend Frank Adams as
their new pastor. Reverend
A:dams, who has been in the min-
istry for 35 years, is a graduate of
Florida Baptist College in
Graceville. His specialty is leader-
ship and lay training, and church
counseling. He has written exten-
sively on church management and
his strong point is expository
preaching. He firmly believes the
SBible has the answers for today's
Problems and that Christianity is
relevant to today's world. Rev-
"erend Adams wants to minister to
people in ways that will strengthen
and encourage.
Reverend Adams has been
married to his wife, Brenda, for 37
years. Mrs. Adams serves as co-
pastor, leading ladies' groups and
filling in for her husband on occa-
sion. It is her desire to have a com-
. munitywide ladies' meeting.
The Adams, who came to
Abundant Blessings from Lake-.
land the first Sunday in October,
have one grown daughter. They-
say they love Okeechobee and
enjoy being here.
During Hurricane Wilma, a tor-
nado caused extensive exterior
damage to the Sunday school


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Reverend Frank Adams is the new pastor of Abundant Bless-
ing Assembly of God Church. Rev. Adams, wife Brenda is co-
pastor of the church.


building. The church is still being
repaired from the damage of last
years' hurricanes. The people have
been without a pastor for a year.
Therefore, Reverend Adams will
have his work cut out for him
rebuilding the buildings and
rebuilding the congregation.
'"We want to build a strong,
vibrant church that will be a bless-
ing to the community," he said.
He is looking forward to attend-
ing county commission meetings


Local Religion Briefs

Baptist Church p.m. at S.R.
Loop in Bu
opens library information,
First Baptist Church Library Free Tha
invites everyone to check outFre
books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and dinner p]
Christian materials. They are
open Tuesday from 10 a.m. until Grace M
1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 chobeewill.
until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sundays community'
from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are on Thanksgi
located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-
2171. O

Toydrive HOt
under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is W
sponsoring their llth annual toy
:give-a-way for needy children. in Sat
Okeechobee. The collection of toys
is currently under way and will end
SDec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen
:are needed. Also needed are VEHI(
turkeys, hams and all the trim- VE
miigs forThanksgiving and Christ-
::.nas dinners. Families can be
adopted by calling Big Lake Mis-
sions at (863) 763-5725. For mone-
tary donations, checks should be
Made out to Big Lake Missions Out-
reach. To C

Church hosting
yard sale today
On Saturday, Nov. 19, His
House Fellowship, Church of
the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St.,
will host a bake sale and yard
sale from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Baked goods, soft drinks and.
coffee will be available at a
small cost for visitors to enjoy
While they browse. All proceeds
'will go towards making gift bas-
kets for the elderly and Christ-
.mas stockings for the youth this
holiday season. Any remaining
items will be donated to local
charitable organizations. Cash
donations are welcomed. Paints, ]
Fluid, I
Sacred Heart planning Su li
111 ,,Supplies
white elephant sale
Mercury
: Sacred Heart Catholic
Church will hold a white ele- Chemica
Sphant sale on Nov. 19 and 20. Tires (4
The sales will be held at the
pavilion located at 901 S.W. (No Prot
Sixth St. in Okeechobee begin-
ning at 8 a.m. each day. For
information, call (863) 763-
.3727. For r
Church having white
elephant sale today
St. Theresa Catholic Church
will hold a white elephant sale Sat-
urday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2


and other county board meetings,
visiting the jail and being involved
in other community outreach
activities.
Abundant Blessings is located
at 4550 U. S. 441 N. Sunday school
is at 9:30. Sunday morning wor-
ship follows at 10:30. Sunday
evening worship is.at 6 and the
Wednesday evening service starts
at 7.
The Adams welcome people to
visit, especially past members.


I


78 W. and Chobee
ickhead Ridge. For
call (863) 357-0670.
nksgiving
planned
ministries of Okee-
serve their 18th free
Thanksgiving dinner
ving Day, Nov. 24, at


Grace Brethren Schools, 701 S.
Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m. Donations to help buy food
for the free dinner can be sent to
Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 663,
Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Volun-
teers are also needed to help
cook the food, serve and deliver
the meals. To schedule a delivery
or to get more information, call
Malinda at (863) 467-5570.


KEECHOBEE COUNTY

JSEHOLD HAZARDOUS

ASTE AMNESTY DAY
urday, November 19h, 2005
9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
CLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY
306 Northwest 9th Avenue

FREE

)keechobee County Residents


Pesticides,. Chemicals, Solve,-st Brake


lf nlO


'ool


s, Used Oil, Oil ilters, Mercury Bulbs,
Containing Devices, and Unknown
ls; Ni-Cad and Lead-Acid Batteries;
Tires Only Per Household).
pane Tanks)


nore information contact the

Solid Waste Dept. at

763-1811


By Pete Gawda
Corrosion on battery terminals
will prevent a car from starting. No
matter how many times you turn
the key, the car will not start until
the terminals are cleaned. The
corrosion blocks the electricity
from flowing. Similarly, there are
sometimes things in our lives that
interfere with our prayers and
block our connection with God.
We are going to look at several of
those prayer blockers.
One prayer blocker is uncon-
fessed sin. (Psalm 66:18, I John
1:8- 9) God can't abide sin. If we
knowingly tolerate sin, our
prayers are powerless. We must
confess our sins. Then our rela-
tionship is restored and we regain
our prayer power. Our actions
may still have consequences, but
we are forgiven. The Christian life
is a life of continual repentance.
Prayer prevents us from sin; sin
prevents us from prayer.
Another prayer blocker is lack
of faith. Without faith, prayer has
no power. Jesus would not per-
form any miracles in Nazareth
because of the people's lack of
faith. (Mark 6:1-6) James tells us
to ask in faith. (James 1:5-8). Jesus
tells us to believe when ask
(Matthew 21:22)
Disobedience is also a prayer
blocker. (I Samuel 15:22, Jeremi-
ah 7:23) To grow as Christians we
must learn to obey. To avoid sin
and have faith is not enough.
Without obedience our actions
don't back up what we say. Obedi-


No




hidden


ag-enda.


ence should be an outward sign of
faith in God. He that obeys God,
trusts Him, he that trusts Him,
obeys Him. God cannot ignore
disobedience. Only our obedience
restores our relationship with Him
and gives us power in our prayers.
Failure to forgive others is a
prayer blocker. (Mathew 18:21-
22) Hebrew law required a person
to forgive someone three times.
Peter was being very lenient by
forgiving seven times. However,
forgiveness is not a matter of
mathematics. It is an attitude of
the heart. Forgiveness and being
forgiven go together, if you refuse
to forgive another you are hurting
yourself.
Another prayer blocker is
wrong motives. (James 4:3) God
knows our hearts. Are we doing
things for our glory or God's glory?
It has been said that there is no
limit to what can be accomplished
as long as you don't care who gets
credit. We cannot fool God. He


knows our motives.
Idols in our lives are be prayer
blockers. Anything that comes
between God and us is an idol.
(Ezekiel 14:3) Is there anything in
your life that you are putting
ahead of God? Would you be will-
ing to give this up if God asked
you? Things that you do not
release to God block your access
to Him.
Lack of love is another prayer
blocker. (I John 3:23, Leviticus
19:18) God loves everyone. He
desires that we should do the
same. We do not have to like
everyone, but we are required to
love one another. Prayer helps you
to love other. It is hard to hate
someone for whom you are pray-
ing. Prayer breeds compassion,
not competition.
If any of these prayer blockers
are in you life, you need to remove
them in order to restore the con-
nection to our power source -
God.


First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)
wvww. fu mcokee.com


Oke6&nbe Nte
IctPcAIOtt d gforits.


Okeechohbe News 1141

Okeechol-e ~News
AnLmal toc c*iI" aic Ofd
-Fip


to-.'1..i I


Many newspaper owners have a hidden "agenda" whether
it is political, economic or to promote the publisher's cronies.


Not us. We're owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust.


Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and under-
standing citizens need to make intelligent decisions about pub-
lic issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with hon-
esty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compas-
sion.

.low are we doing?


Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or calling
your editor.





Okeechobee News


i ..



I__.. ...._

N INCH AND
.h. :- A RULER"


_J..





-^ --j -.- ,
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Don't give in
This admonition not to give in to Satan was observed in front of The Gathering.


Reflections from the Pulpit


RELIGION


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19, 2005


~a~a~ 1~







6 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19,2005





SFor your convenience, all Publix stores will be open during regular hours on Wednesday, November 23 and Friday,
,, November 25, 2005. However, we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.


I Ib -
Publix
Young Turkey
Broad Breasted, USDA-Inspected,
Grade A, Frozen, 8 to 26-lb Average
SAVE UP TO .30 LB A -


Publix Semi-Boneless
Smoked Ham Half.......1.491b
Or Whole, Fully Cooked,
Old-Fashioned Flavor, Lean & Tender!
SAVE UP TO .70 LB


Boar's Head Pumpkin Pie,
Ovengold Breast 8-Inch................ 2P6i00
of Turkey ...............7891b Just the Right Spices,
Sliced Fresh in the Publix Deli! From the Publix Bakery, 24-oz size
SAVE UP TO 30 LB SAVE UP TO 1.98 ON 2
Publix Deli proudly features Available at Publix Stores
a full line of Boar's HeadO products. With Fresh Bakeries Only.


Sweet
Potatoes.................. 9,b
Great Baked, Candied or Whipped
SAVE UP TO AO LB


41 1b~'e~~:1

4u

REA L


.1 )*~r'


Hellmann's Mayonnaise ..... ..... ............ FREE
Assorted Varieties, 32 or 40-oz jar
(Limit two deals on selected advertised varieties.)
S .M iroS.wP


Crisco Pure Oil ..................................... FREE
Vegetable, Canola or Corn or Natural Blend, 48-oz bot.
(Limit two deals on selected advertised varieties.)
SAVE UP TO 343


HO T ITEM!


S34M00 12-Pack Selected
AssoI Ltei Publix Coca-Cola Products... 3800
Sft Drrinks 12-oz can (Limit two deals on selected
0Sot rirS advertised varieties.) (8-Pack Selected
2-L bot..(Limit six deals with other Coca-Cola Products, 12-oz bot ... 2/6.00)
purchases of 10.00 or more, excluding SMIE UIP'I~ 5I OlS 53
all tobacco & lottery items.)

Publiax.ri






b Public
I11T1S OEE1-~ OUR PLEASUREE.


Gold Medal
Flour ..............89
Better for Bread, All-Purpose,
Self-Rising or Unbleached, 5-lb bag
or All-Purpose, 4.25-lb bag
SAWE UPW1TO


Publix Premium
Ice Cream............2S6.00
Assorted Varieties, half-gal ctn.
SAVE UP TO 2.38 ON 2


Prices Effective Thursday, November 17
through Wednesday, November 23, 2005.
Only in the Following Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe.
Prices not effective at Publix Sabor. Quantity Rights Reserved.

www.publix.com/ads


'i-
" ~i~L~-~a~"
-t.


+ "ITll-~i
V.f-
'47
--.3A.


~cf


YL .:.






The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19,2005


For your convenience, all Publix stores will be open during regular hours on Wednesday, November 23 and Friday,
November 25, 2005. However, we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.


'5".


V9b
Butterball Plump &
Juicy Young Turkey
USDA-Inspected, Grade A,
Frozen 10 to 26-lb Average
%WWO%-m%.


Publix
Fresh Turkey.. ...... .I Ib
All-Natural, USDA-Inspected,
Grade A, 10 to 24-lb Average
A U TO n M a


Asparagus .............. i b
The Ultimate Steaming Vegetable
^8W ^<^ e


Seedless A.
Grapes ................ 1 b
Red or Black, The Natural Snack,
Fresh From California
RA .YTf %V% A


Nabisco
Snack Crackers....... .
Assorted Varieties,
6.75 to 10-oz box (Nabisco
Easy Cheese 8-oz can ... 2/6.00)
W% Yff i% Vs % 3!~ ~C~


Pillsbury Rolls......................................
Or Loaf, Breadsticks or Pizza Crust, Assorted Varieties, 8 to 13.9-oz pkg.
SAVB UP TO 1,67 ON I


..JI oo Cool Whip Whipped Topping ................... 1
Assorted Varieties 8-oz bowl
WKWg r@p T .% ON


Breakstone's
Sour Cream..............99
Regular, Reduced Fat or
Fat Free, 16-oz cup
SAVE UP TO .60


Publix
Egg Nog ............
Original or Low Fat, half-gal bot.
AVi UPTO t 0


,2.29


Land O Lakes
Sweet Cream Butter..... .s9
Light Salted, Salted, Sweet Unsalted or Soft
Baking With Canola Oil, 4-sticks, 16-oz box
MAEUpTO-..0


12-Pack
Heineken Beer......... l
Or Amstel Light or Newcastle
Brown Ale, 12-oz bot. or Amstel
Light or Amstel Light or Heineken Fridge
Pack 12-oz can
^f dl ew3m-.^


4


Public.
IT'S BEEN OUR PLEASURK,


Prices Effective Thursday, November 17
through Wednesday, November 23, 2005.
Only in the Following Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe.
Prices not effective at Publix Sabor. Quantity Rights Reserved.
Swww.pu.blix com/ads


U


""""'
~'~i
.~ ~


R8


oft
, :'AY af -







8 ': Okeechobee News. Saturday, November 19,2005


Community Events

Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck begin-
ning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and northeast
sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast section of
the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of the city.
OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are Sat-
urdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also need-
ed to work on the following committees: public relations, fundraising,
legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination. An experi-
enced bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact the
County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-
8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in
the County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.
DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays have
to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five through
eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006,
marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa
Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christo-
pher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades
nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in
History Medals will be presented to the contestants. The winner from
each school will receive a monetary award. For information, call (863)
763-2492.
Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual toy give-
a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of toys is cur-
rently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are turkeys,
hams and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Families can be adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863) 763-5725.
For monetary donations, checks should be made out to Big Lake Mis-
sions Outreach.
VNA giving flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will be giving flu shots in their
offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The shots will be given from 9 until 11 a.m.
and from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no charge for
Medicare patients. For those who do not have Medicare, the charge will
be $30.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.
Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from the
sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with life-
saving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the
American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires, floods,
etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help local citi-
zens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at the
American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.




To save time and money by having the news-


paper delivered to your home, call Reader
Services at 1-877-353-2424 or email
readerservices@ newszap.com.


Acqul mtkmns aid Hall Strrnt rail


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"









) %PMW" rmfift Okeechobee Mortgage
*t Your 0qfometown 'Mortgage Comyany
Lt cut C* 100% Financing
* First Time Homebuyers
,, New Construction
Lot Loans
Debt Consolidation
( Self Employed? OK! No
Income Verification
Jill Pharr Turlington Mobile Homes to 90%
Broker Lic. #326924
401 SW 2nd St. (863) 763-8030


HO Your LOCAL gateway

to the Internet
w. .


If you're already a subscriber and have
questions or requests about your home
delivery, call Reader Senrices at
1-877-353-2424 or e-mail
readerservices@ newszap.com. m .A


Okeechobee Nei


Q








9000lidlgBm WH W I


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Josh Borgstrom wasted little time in pinning his 160-lb. Bull-
dog opponent Brede Skillings at Thursday evening's dual
match-up at the Okeechobee High School gym.

Brahman grapplers


crush Bulldogs, 53-21


Courtesy photo/Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
Area linksters
Placing next-to-last at last weekend's Skip Bryant Memo-
rial Golf Tournament at the Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club was the Janet Cowart team. Team members were
(left to right) Janet Cowart, Pat Gillespe, Jean Granados
and Wendell Cowart. The annual tournament was spon-
sored by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.


:g a g TP%, -- --*'g syg -' F--- ;?
Courtesy photo/Okeechobee High School
Members of the 2005-2006 Brahmans basketball cheerlead-
ing squad are (front row, left to right) Cory York, coach
Jacquelynn Dyer and Jermael Dennis; (second row, left to
right) Heather Roberts, Cassie Chelsey, Whitley Burch, Alex-
is Ariel, Dominique Alderman, Brook Shorter and Jessie
Carr; ,(third row, left to right) Rachel Holt, Jennifer Chalfant,
Brittany Reed, Candace Morris, Jamie Butler, Kasey McKane
and Erica Rodriguez.

OHS hoop cheerleaders

have talent and enthusiasm


By Lorna Jablonski,
OLe.li.: t,.,tee N '\' s ,\ .
S'i:ite-n cheerleaders will
lead Brahman fans at this year's
varsity basketball games. These
talented, enthusiastic athletes
have already made appearances
at the Brahman Tip-Off Classic
to the delight of fans from both
sides of the court.
Team members are Cory
York, Jermael Dennis, Heather
Roberts, Cassie Chelsey, Whitley
Burch, Alexis Ariel, Dominique
Alderman, Brook Shorter, Jessie
Carr, Rachel Holt, Jennifer Chal-
fant, Brittany Reed, Candace
Morris, Jamie Butler, Kasey
McKane and Erica Rodriguez.
The four captains for this season
are Jessie Carr, Alexis Ariel,
Cassie Chelsey and Dominique
Alderman.
Their new coach Jacquelynn
Dyer brings years of experience
in cheerleading and gymnastics
to the Brahman program. Ms.
Dyer competed in gymnastics


and cheerleading for nine and
10 years, respectively. She has
coached both for 11 years and is
safety certified in levels 1-10 in
gymnastics.
Ms. Dyer is a graduate of Lee
University ih Cleveland, Tenn..
She has trained at many presti-
gious camps and clinics includ-
ing the Karolyi Camp in 1992;
the Gary Goodson (former U.S.
National director who coached
Olympians) Clinics in 1993; the
Tom Cole clinics; the Universal
Cheerleading Association
camps; the Kentucky Gymnas-
tics Camp; and the Cap Caudel
(Olympic coach) Clinic.
Ms. Dyer's gymnastic back-
ground has already had an
impact on the Brahman cheer-
leaders. They are performing
difficult moves such as liberty
lifts, chair lifts, back hand
springs and back tucks.
The squad will be performing
at the next home basketball
game on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at
7:30 p.m.


Community Event

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of his-
torical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a pic-
ture of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of
Commerce. They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial Histo-
ry of Okeeclobee" which sells for $4.


Grills
Chain Saws
Shop Vacs
Rain Suits
Rubber Boots
Bug Spray
Lighters
Flashlights
Bottled Water


* Tarps & Straps
* Duct Tape
* Rope
* Work Gloves
* Hand Tools
* Extension Cords
* Drop Lights
* Plastic Sheeting
* Candles


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The 2005-06 Brahman
wrestling team made its debut
Thursday night in front of an exu-
berant hometown crowd and eas-
ily put away the South Fork Bull-
dogs, 53-21.
Experience paid off for the
Brahmans. Returning for the
Brahmans this season are Chuck
Suarez, Scott Bush, Josh
Borgstom, Mike Skipper, Josh
Raulerson, Matt Kelly and Chris
Curtis. Many newcomers to this
year's team are products of head
coach Bruce Jahner's off-season
Okeechobee Wrestling Club.
Some of his freshmen stepped
onto the mat with more than six
years of experience already under
their belts.
Of the 14 weight classes in the
meet, the Brahmans won eight by
pin and one by technical fall.
Those winning by pin were
Donny Bush (112 lbs.); Ricky
Bush (130 lbs.); Tyler Hayes (135
lbs.); Chuck Suarez (145 lbs.);
Scott Bush (152 lbs.); Josh
Borgstrom (160 lbs.); Matt Kelly
(215 lbs.); and, Chris Curtis
(HWT.).
Josh Raulerson won his match
by technical fall.
"We had a nice go around to
open our season," stated Jahner.

The

Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
If you enjoy fishing or just like
to watch tournament weigh-ins,
Okee-Tantie Marina is the place to
be for the next several weekends.
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
Classic will take place this week-
end at Okee-Tantie Marina. Con-
gratulations to the 30 teams and
two alternate teams that qualified
for this event. These anglers are
some of the toughest competitors
on the lake. So, go watch them as
they bring their fish to the scale
beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday.
The Headturners3.com inau-
gural classic is scheduled to take
place on Dec.3 and 4 at the Okee-
Tantie Marina. Anglers in this tour-
ney are scheduled to begin weigh-
ing in at 3 p.m. on both days.
The Christian Team Trail
monthly tournament will also take
place on Dec. 3 at Okee-Tantie.
Their weigh-in begins at 1 p.m.
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will
sponsor the 2005 Okeechobee
Kid's Day Fishing Festival on Sun-
day, Dec. 4, at the back boat ramp
at Okee-Tantie from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. A Bassmaster Casting Kid's
Competition will be held from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m., with the fishing
competition starting at 1 p.m.
As seen by recent tourna-
ments, fishing is still good on the
big lake. Anglers have reported
bringing them in from the Indian
Prairie Canal, Taylor Creek, Tin
House Cove and the Rim Canal.


* Paper Plates, etc.
* Gatorade
* Hot Plates
* Disinfectant
Towelettes
* Generators
* Pump Up
Sprayer
* Oil Dry


Complete Line of Industrial, Janitorial, Paper and Safety Products.
State Certified Minority Vendor PUBLIC WELCOME

R 2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace

467-0333
SUPPLY www.tricosupply.com
LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1990.


"We've finally got some of our
club wrestlers into the high
school ranks. The entire team
stepped up to get the job done."
The Brahman junior varsity
also overpowered the Bulldogs
when six of seven Brahman
wrestlers pinned their opponents.
They were Adam Edwards (130
lbs.); Zack Painter (135 lbs.); Jere-
my Hoglo (140 lbs.); Caleb Smith
(152 lbs.); Corey Krum (171 lbs.);
and, Tommy Campbell (171 lbs.).
The Lady Brahmans will see
action for the first time this season
when they travel to Kissimmee for
a dual meet on Nov. 23. That out-
ing will be followed by a girls'
tournament at University High
School in Orlando on Dec. 3.
The boys' team and junior var-
sity team will also be on the road
for their next three outings. They
will take on Fort Pierce Central on
Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m.
The varsity will then compete in
the Shark Invitational Tourna-
ment at Sebastian River on Satur-
day, Dec.3, beginning at 10 a.m.,
while the junior varsity travels to
Fort Pierce for the Fort Pierce Cen-
tral junior varsity tourney at 10
a.m.
The teams will return to Okee-
chobee to host the Big Lake Clas-
sic on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the
O.H.S. gym. Action will begin at 9
a.m.





Weather forecasts show a
steady drop in temperatures over
the next few days. So, if you're
going out on the lake, make sure
to dress appropriately.
Have a safe weekend and a
Happy Thanksgiving.


Sell your personal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!


~m. ,


Brahman senior Matt Kelly won his match against South
Fork's Chris Tupper in the 215-lb. weight class at Thursday
night's wrestling dual at the O.H.S. gym.




AL!'S


ARCADE

610 N. Parrott Avenue 357-7433



GRAND OPENING!

Saturday, Nov. 19th

8:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.


Hourly Drawing
(9 a.m. 9 p.m.)
For 40 Tokens

Allininors must be accompanied
by a parent or adult.


* 4 lines for 2 weeks

* Price must be
included in ad

* Private parties
only

* 2 items per house-
hold per issue


* 1 used item or
grouping per ad
priced at $2,500
or less

* Independent
Newspapers
reserves the right to
disqualify any ad.


HOlE OF TMi "ORiidr




frF(4WS~


ms s
-logo=




Make up to $2,500

by filling in the space above!


Hurricane Season is
Coming... ARE YOU READY

Let us help you GENERATORS. '^

With all your Pre-Order your Generator. .|
Many Varieties to Fo
hurricane needs. Choose From.


* Water Coolers
* Water Can
* Bleach
* Mold & Mildew
Cleaner
* Heavy Duty
Garbage Bags
* Gas Cans
* Batteries


Okeechobee News

Toll Free 877-353-2424
E-Mail: classad@newszap.com


SPORTS 9


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19, 2005


" '


I M -- &" e





10 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19,2005


Huge selertfl 1f-' vv VfadS'.-F


$3995
1991 HONDA ACCORD EX 4 dr, automatic ... .$ 3,998
2001 KIA SPORTAGE automatic ............$ 7,998
1997 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB SLT 77K Miles .$ 8,998
1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE JXi
Leather seats ...........................$ 8,998
1999 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE
Only 28K Miles ............. ............. $ 9,998
2002 FORD MUSTANG
Power windows/locks, CD player ...........$10,998
2002 TOYOTA COROLLA S Lots of Extras ... .$10,998
2004 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2 dr, auto, sunroof ..$10,998
2003 HYUNDAI SANTE FE all power ........ 12,998
2001 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE
Leather, automatic, only 11K Miles ......... .$14,998
2003 MAZDA MPV Van, automatic, all power .$14,998
2002 TOYOTA COROLLA S Lots of Extras ... .$10,998
2001 DODGE DURANGO SLT
With leather, only 43K Miles .............. $12,998
2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXi
Leather, automatic ............ ..... ....$12,998
Uf .. S f. 4 .



06 RAM
SUAD C AB
il k___ illg3N c .f


I t$e2"
Family-CFrendlY

'06 CARAVAN


2005 GRAND
CHEROKEE
4X4s ant
4 to choose


2005 CHRYSLER
PACIFICA
5a .l. -. 3 t


2005 CHRYSLER
300S


2004 CHRYSLER
i SEBRING Conv.


l^....^ Ig ... ..l -.. .I .


S3995
2004 MAZDA 3 only 19K Miles ............. $15,998
2003 MAZDA MPV ES leather, rear A/C ...... .$17,998
2002 TOYOTA RAV 4 4wd ................ .$17,998
2003 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB 1500
Leather, sunroof ........................ $17,998
2002 DODGE DURANGO SLT 4 door ........ $14,998
2002 JEEP LIBERTY 4X4
All power, low miles ...................... $15,998
2002 JEEP WRANGLER SPORT Lots of Extras $15.998
2003 DODGE RAN PICKUP 1500 quad cab ....$16,998
2002 TOYOTA AVALON XLS 29K Miles .......$19,998
2004 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON ........$.21,998
2005 TOWN & COUNTRY with stow and go .. .$20,998
2003 FORD F350 SUPERDUTY CREW ........ $29,998
2003 GMC DENALI 7 pass, leather, sunroof .. .$29,998
2005 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB SRT 10
3K Miles with 500Hp, VIPER MOTOR ........$43,998
2004 HUMMER H2
Only 15K Miles, Lots of Extras .......... $44,998




1 NEW '06
I TRIBUTE
27 MPG HWY / 22 CITY








NEW 'Oe

"AMERICA'S BEST
ECONOMY CAR"
35 MPG HWY / 28 CITY


1555 Indiantown Rd., Jupiter
www.juplterlodgemazda.com
Seipeawce i tyftleaw VDcfeatnce!
CALL NOW

1-888-713-0094


I O OFFI
SOIL CHANCE
I THIS WEEK ONLY! Exp. 11-23-05
L
OPEN SATURDAY
,ij' FOR SERVICE
8:OOAM- 1 :OOPM


* Sea dealer for details Dealer retains all rebates & Incentives Vehicle art for Illustration only Offers expire date ol publication. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors or ornii;ions Prircs .lJus tax
financing. Rebates may require customer to finance wilth Chrysler credit. 750~- Beacon rating to qualify See dealer for details "May require customer to linanc, with Pla;da credit ~ .e jaler for dcta1p is
''On select units. See dealer lor details tPlus tax with approved credit and 13,000 cash or trade, 36 month. 48 monlt, 12K miles per year lease.


Kanner Hwy.

C? *
CI
IOkeANch WN RD.
Okeechobee Blvd.


tr a & ri tI@Pebes In lieu of


- I




The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19,2005 11


THANK YOU TO OUR


EVERYDAY HEROES.

Heroes aren't born every day. But every day for many weeks, we have witnessed a
kind of practical heroism, seeing the compassion in the actions of Publix associates
who have picked up and gone on in spite of personal hardship and discomfort.

Day in and day out, Publix associates have put forth their best efforts to serve
customers as best they can without much of the support they are used to,
without supplies, and even without electricity.

Our associates put in long, hard hours before and after Wilma, replenishing our
stores so our customers could get what they needed like water, canned foods,
and paper goods. And, along with re-stocking much-needed supplies, associates
have been generous with warm smiles, giving hands, and caring hugs.

There's no way to list the acts of kindness of our associates,
or list the names of those who have gone above and beyond in their service to our
customers. Many of our customers have called us to compliment you.
And we want to do the same.

We want to thank you for your outstanding performance before and after
Hurricane Wilma. You are the living legacies of our founder, Mr. George Jenkins,
and the embodiment of his can-do philosophy of service to others.

No matter how many hurricanes we go through, picking up the pieces in their
aftermath never gets any easier. But, despite property damage, power outages,
and disrupted lives, Publix associates work to recover-together.

So we say thank you, Publix associates.
Thank you for being the kind of people you are.
You have proven Mr. George's words are true:
Publix is a better place to work-because of you.



Publix.


I I I I I rl' I


I I I I ,_ I








12 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19,2005


III


,I


IfT.


1994 Hyundai Excel
3 dr 1.5L, 5 speed, tow bar greal on gas !'1i; .1,695
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS
2 dr automatic. alloys. 96k miles. $2,995
1992 Dodge Caravan
Aulomatic. 7 passenger ,M6e .... 2,995
1991 Toyota Previa LE
Automatic 7 passenger, one owner., it ... ... 3,995
1997 Toyota Tercel
2 dr automatic, spoiler, great on gas. NfIt .. ... 3,995
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
2.4L. 5 speed, power w!l, cd, great on gas. r,; .$3,995
1991 Toyota Celica Convertible
Automaltc, air ......... 3,995
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora
2 or, VS leather :.... ....... .... 3,995
1997 Chevrolet Venture
V6. auto, power w/l, 7 passenger ; .. $4,995
1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
4 Or, V8, automatic, lealner luury lor less 4,995
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX
4 dr, V6. automatic, power wit, cass, 77k mi. ..4,995
2000 Hyundai Accent GL
4 dr 1.5L, automatic air stereo, greal on gas 4,995
1994 Nissan Altima GXE
4 dr. 2.4L. tiuut. power wl co. great on gas .$4,995
1996 Saturn SL2
4 dr, 1 9L auto, power w.l cass. great on gas $4,995
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT
4 dr. automatic, sunroof, 94K miles : .: 4,995


2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
While wlan lop. super value. .. ..
2005 Toyota Camry LE
Sunroof, power windows locks, low 6k miles
2005 Hyundai XG350L
4 dr. V6, aulonmai c, power wl.. Gd, 1l4 mi. .


$18,995
..%.$18,995
$18,995


- 3


2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara
V6, automatic, power windows, cd.
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4
Automalti 56k miles. .
2003 Chevrolet Tracker 4x4
Automatic, air j'- .
2003 Ford Escape XLT
V6, auto, pwr windows lohs 0 :d 48k mi
2003 Ford Escape XLT
V6. aulomatic, leanter, 30k miles.
2003 Ford Explorer Sport
Automatic. running boards 22k miles .
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
V6 auto, pwr windows locks 231< miles :
2004 Mazda Tribute
V6, automatic,'power wIl, cd, 36k miles. ..
2004 Honda Element
AWD, automatic 32k miles ',.........
2004 Mercury Mountaineer
Red, Certified. 28k miles
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Power windows locks cd, 221i miles


$6,995
$6,995
...$9,995
$13,995
$15,995
$16,995
$16,995
$16,995
.$18,995
.$20,995
$25,995


*:ajp .'r
': !-


2002 Honda Odyssey EX
7 pjasene-r, rejr jir J01. rn-ile .18,995
2004 Nissan Quest S
Rear air, power windows oi:K 281k: miles $19,995
2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L
Leainer lojalei. 29h. miles .24,995
2002 Ford F150 Harley Davidson Edition
Showroom cioncdiion. .26,995
2003 Cadillac EXT
White diamond. 100k mile warranty 34,995


1999 Pontiac Firebird
2 dr V6, auto power windows Ioc1.s. 7-1k mi
2002 Ford Mustang Coupe
\V6 .uio power w I. 1:d. spoiler 56k miles
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
Black. 5 ':peed
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1 8L auto, pwr windows lioc -d. ;;38 mi
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
V6. le er. ltener unr 'ipefil 2'.3k miles,
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L. automatic, power w I. rc -4-1. miles
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
V6. automai leather fatlow warrant,,,
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
Touring Editiorn lurbt jut.) 1 nils II
2002 Pontiac Trans Am
5 T -lo ps, automlri., I .nu ,! e 1t,. l ,
2004 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Turbo, autlimatll leather 1 n-iles
2004 Nissan 350Z Coi ivertible
BIjck black l:atirier, bla:ch ip 6 .peed


$8,995
$1 0,995
$11,995
.$14,995
$14,995
.$14,995
$14,995
$18,995
$20,995
$21,995
$29,995


1998 Volkswagen Beetle
2 dr, 2.0L, 5 speed, power w/l, great on gas.,, .$5,995
1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited
4 dr. V8, leather. 85k miles. ', $5,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
White, 43k miles in.'. ,. .$6,995
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
V8, automatic, leather, loaded. '., . 6,995
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
4 ar, 2 2L, auto, power w/l, ca. 20k miles i.r5i .6,995
1999 Volkswagen Beetle
5 speed great condition. 68k miles 10 ...... .. 8,995
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
While, 31k miles ........ ... .. ...$9,995
2003 Ford Focus SE
4 dr, automatic power wil, cd, 33k miles. 10(j .$9,995
1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
Must see. 43k miles. '9 ......... $9,995
2002 Saturn SC Coupe
Auto. leather, sunroof, extra clean. 58k mi .$10,995
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Excellent condition. .11 ............ .... 11,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Save $$$$. i.o.; .......... .... ..... 12,995
2005 Hyundai Elantra
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, power w/l, 17k miles. M I ... 12,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Premium, fully loaded, only 18k miles. I.1I, ... $12,995
2005 Hyundai Sonata
4 dr, 2.4L. auto. power w/ll, cd sunroof. r ... .$13,995
2002 Honda Accord LX
4 dr. 2.3L, auto power wil cd. 411. miles ..Vr $13,995
2005 Hyundai Sonata
4 dr. V6. auto, sunroof, power w.l, 14k mi. r .14,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium
Silver, 18k miles. URt i .. $14,995
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Automatic, one owner, 6k miles.. F ... .. $15,995
2004 Nissan Altima S
2.5L, auto, pwr windows/locks, cd. fac.I warr. A $15,995
2004 Toyota Camry LE
Cruise, cd. air. 24-mpg. 35k miles. :'i ......$15,995
2003 Chrysler Concorde
Leather, loaded, 21k miles. 15 .. .. $16,995
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Only 6k miles. .. .......... .. 16,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
White, tan leather L. .. .. .. 17,995


QUALITY


USED CARS FOR

EVERY BUDGET!


I.. .-- .... .
2004 Lincoln Aviator
Tan w!leat er. certified, only 21k mn le. : ..'
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited
Low miles. ...
2004 Lincoln Aviator
Tan, leather, 22k miles : .
2004 Cadillac SRX
V8. 4WD, only 10k miles.


1997 Mercury Villager Estate
V6, automatic. 7 passenger. .
1999 Mercury Villager Estate Van
V6, auto, power w.l, cassette, 7 passenger. '.
2001 Chevrolet Astro Van
7 passenger rear air looks & runs great. '
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 4x4
V8, auto, power windows'locks cassette. ho'
2003 Ford F150 Ext. Cab
V8, auto. STX custom bed cover 33k miles
2005 Ford F150 Super Cab
V6, automatic, bedliner, toolbo':, 8k miles. '
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4
Auto, soft top. 6 cyl. e'tra clean, 8900 mi
2003 Ford Windstar Limited Ext.
\16, leather 26k miles. i;. .


A R ,


1989 BMW 535i
j d. V6. d aulmr.,inl. learih.r -:.unroit -l- ni 5,995
1997 Cadillac Deville Northstar
Sv8. lealinei, rim 'l roor t I les $6,995
i 2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature
Only 38k miles .. ..12,995
2001 Cadillac Deville
9mo. Palm Beach Edtirin warrant 13,995
2001 Cadillac Deville
Low-low miles lu..urry pkg, mu:.t see .. 17,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Loaded, low miles. $19,995
-- 2003 Cadillac CTS
Sporl lu.-ury package, one owner .. .$19,995
2/r 2001 BMW 325i
Sunroof automatic, leather, 6-4k mile 19,995
l 2002 Cadillac Deville
Taupe, 23k miles. .. ....... ...... 21,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Edition
Certlied. great value .. 21,995
$25,995 2004 Volvo V40 Wagon
Silver. grey Ithr, certuller 6 yrs-100k n '. 21,995
$26,995 2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier
Tan, tan learner, cerilied $22,995
$28,995 2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive
Certiiied to 751k miles. save thousands .-22,995
.$31,995 2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series
Certified Lincoln luxury, 241< miles 23,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
.. Wnhie diamond, loaded low miles. 24,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series
$5,995 Certified, 15k miles. ..24,995
2004 Cadillac Deville Presidential Series
$6,gg5 Low miles .24,995
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive
$9,995 Fully loaded lu. 2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive
.S10,995 6 yr/75k mi cerillied warranty like new 526,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive
s16,995 Only 8700 rniles, certified s26,995
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive
$17,995 Tan wlealher. . 28,995
2002 Cadillac Eldorado
S17,995 Collector's Editlorn 29,995
$17,995


Has your credit Pone south?
Our Special Finance Department will
help Put you in the drivers seat today.



Call Tall Free 217,2


SALES HOURS: Mon-Thur 8.30am-7pm
Fri-Sat 8:30am-6pm
'Closed Sunday
SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm


SALES HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm
Sat 9am-6pm
Closed Sunday
SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm


SALES HOURS: Mon-Thur 9am-8pm
Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-6pmr
Sun 11am-5pm
SERVICE HOURS. Mon-Fri 7.30am-5:30pm


SALES HOURS Mon-Thur 9a'm-8pm
Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 11am-5pm
SERVICE HOURS- Mon-Fri 7.30am-5:30pm


IllI


.. 1 -.- "1.
12


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 19,2i005


IDI
0 .NMI


WEEKEh


SPECIALI
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
Yellow. automatic, spoiler. IN ............
2003 Ford Focus SE
4 c1r, aUtOinatic, power w/L cd, 33k miles. IIH w!
2003 Chevrolet Tracker 4x4
Autom atic, air V1.11 ...... ..............
2005 Hy undai Elantra.
4 c1r. 2.OL. autornatic, power w1l. 17k mi. M-W
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L. auto. pwr w/l. cd, 38k miles. IN ..........
2005 Hyundai Sonata
4 dr. 2AL, auto, pwr w/l, cd, fact warranty. WH
2002 Honda Accord
4 dr, 2.3L. automatic, power w1l, cd, 41k mi. MH


i


J


iSd;$~l
'~h;~l:.4-::::'-':"j:.- :~ : :.. ...:,~~ ;.~


n


;Irrrra


r ...,
-~fi~~Pt""'.. $~
., : a O ,::


5
4