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Okeec hobee News
Vol. 96 No. 325 Monday, November 21,2005 504 Plus tax
Area Blue Roof
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
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.
it a perfect 10
WEST PALM BEACH (AP)
- Annika Sorenstam can give
herself a "10" for this season.
Sorenstam closed another
spectacular year with her 10th
victory, holding off a spirited
charge from Liselotte Neu-
mann with a 12-foot birdie on
the 16th hole to give her the
cushion she needed at the
Sports, Page 6
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
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Community Events ... .4
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ............ 6
Weather ........... 2
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Coffee Klatch: Chamber has business social
Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Members of the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce take time to discuss local
business issues and to enjoy some fellowship at the recent Coffee Klatch business
social on Thursday. Chamber of Commerce members: Pat Tipton, (back) Ann Decker,
Diane Kinchen, Heather Parker, and Angie Griffin were just some of those in attendance
at the event.
Cancer Society topicof meeting
By D. Hamilton
Members of the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce
gathered on Wednesday, Nov.
16, to attend the monthly Coffee
Klatch business social.
The event took place at the
First Baptist Church of Okee-
chobee on Southwest Fourth
The group enjoyed an
expanded continental breakfast
prepared by volunteers, Barbara
Whitehead and Sue Teany,
while listening to guest speaker
Roy Monk, executive director of
the American Cancer Society of
Mr. Monk spoke to the group
briefly focusing on updates in
patient services, including new
programs such as Road to
Recovery, a service to assist can-
cer victims in getting to their
treatments; Reach to Recovery,
a breast cancer support and sur-
vivor group; and, Look Good-
Feel Better program that assists
patients with the disease in look-
ing and feeling better with wigs
and the use of cosmetics.
The guest speaker reported
to Chamber members that vol-
unteers helped raise over
$28,000 during the "Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer"
Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Executive Director of the
American Cancer Society of
Okeechobee County, Roy
Monk was the guest speak-
er at the Chamber of Com-
merce Coffee Klatch meet-
ing held on Thursday at the
First Baptist Church of
walk which was held in August.
He said the original goal was
$20,000 and he was ecstatic
about surpassing that goal. He
stated that the same efforts will
be used in next year's annual
walk event. However, the event
will be held during the month of
October instead of August.
Mr. Monk detailed to the
group that the focus of the
American Cancer Society's
efforts in the near future will not
only be on patient services and
support, but on education as
well. He said that funding for the
Florida Youth Tobacco program
for the education of young peo-
ple has been cut from about $40
million down to just $1 million,
which makes it more difficult to
overcome measures from the
tobacco industry targeting
He discussed a proposal for
new legislature to provide a per-
centage from tobacco lawsuit
settlements to help fund the
Florida Youth and Tobacco pro-
gram, stating that the proposal
of a constitutional amendment
could be on the November 2006
Mr. Monk mentioned several
other support groups that are
now being formed to help Okee-
chobee residents in their battle
against their illness, including a
women's cancer support group.
For information on group
meetings or education pro-
grams in the area, contact the
American Cancer Society or call
the Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce at (863) 763-
of new officers
By Pete Gawda
Highlights of Tuesday
night's meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board
will be election of new offi-
cers and approval of hurri-
cane makeup days.
The board will also act on
four requests for expulsion.
As required by law, once a
year the school board reor-
ganizes by electing a new
chairman and vice chairman
and establishing the meeting
date, time and place.
The school district missed
five school days to Hurricane
Wilma. The state has
approved a waiver of three of
those days. The board will
consider making Jan. 3, 2006,
and Feb. 20, 2006, make up
days. The Jan. 3 date was orig-
inally scheduled as a teacher
workday and Feb. 20 was
originally scheduled as Presi-
dent's Day holiday.
The board will also act on
a request to expel a ninth
grader at New Endeavor High
School for defiance of author-
ity and inappropriate personal
A seventh grader at New
See Board -Page 2
By Pete Gawda
Tuesday night's meeting of
the Okeechobee County Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ment and Appeals should be
The October meeting was
canceled due to Hurricane
Wilma and all business was
carried forward to the Novem-
ber meeting. Therefore, the
board will face a long agenda.
The board will be conduct-
ing 15 public hearings on vari-
ous topics, as well as consid-
ering requests for approval of
a townhouse development
and five subdivision prelimi-
nary plat approvals.
Cleyo Spruill has requested
permission to install a used
dwelling unit in a residential
mixed zoning district on N.E.
LLC, owner and Ram S. Arya,
applicant, have requested a
change in zoning from agricul-
ture to heavy commercial for
U.S. 441 S.E. property. They
are also requesting a change
in zoning from agriculture to
residential general for a por-
tion of the property. In con-
junction, they have requested
See Zoning Page 2
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Reverend Esteban Soy is shown with the basket of baby
things that were donated by the Ladies Guild at St.
Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, by the Vice Presi-
dent of the Guild, Pat Gorney. The layette requested by
Father Soy will be given to an expectant mother in need.
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2 The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 21, 2005
News Briefs Iat ake pr% ill n stal t(o agrwe %. la
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 collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and coun-
ty can pay their property taxes at
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector's Office in the Alderman
Building, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 4 percent on payments
made Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent
on payments made Dec. 1 Dec.
31; 2 percent on payments made
Jan. 1, 2006 -Jan. 31, 2006; 1 per-
cent on payments made Feb. 1,
2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and, net if
paid in March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-
Loans help replace
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
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 follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons -
$31,100; four persons $34,550;
five persons $37,300; six per-
sons $40,100; seven persons -
$42,850; and, eight persons -
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
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-
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be
For information, send ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
will meet Nov. 21
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the
delegation'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.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
OKEECHOBEE People who
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Help-
ing Our People in Emergencies),
1600 S.W. Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis counsel-
ing and referral to various agen-
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Endeavor is facing expulsion for
defiance of authority and pos-
session of a controlled sub-
A sixth grader at Osceola
Middle School is facing expul-
sion for inappropriate personal
The board will consider
expulsion for another ninth
grader at New Endeavor who
has been charged with defiance
In other action, the board is
advertise to amend the
board policy on the student pro-
amend the policy on pur-
chasing policies and bidding;
award a contract for roof
repairs at Yearling Middle
approve a change
Okeechobee High Scho
ing 8 renovations;
appoint a board mi
serve as trustee for the
School Board Insurance
appoint a board mi
the Small School Distric
Consortium Board of D
reschedule the D
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a special exception to allow for
single family, single-family
attached or multifamily
dwellings at a density of 18 units
The applicant wishes to build
a commercial strip on three of
the 12 acres and an apartment
complex on the remainder of the
property. The applicant has sub-
mitted a conceptual site plan
and drawings of the proposed
Oscar L. Daniel has asked for
a special exception for contin-
ued and expanded use of a shell-
S rock mining operation in an agri-
culture zoning district on S.W.
Trey and Loralie Bennett,
property owners, and East and
East Realty, applicants have
requested a change in zoning
from commercial to residential
general for U.S. 441 S.E. proper-
ty. In addition, they have request-
,ed a special exception to allow
for single-family detached or
multifamily dwellings at a densi-
ty of 10 units per acre.
The applicants wish to con-
struct a commercial strip center
on 1.4 acres and construct town-
houses on the remaining 2.4
acres. The property in question
is located next to the drivers'
Sam T. Ferrell requested a
change in zoning from agricul-
ture to neighborhood commer-
cial-2 for S.R. 78 W property. He
has also requested a special
exception to allow for mini-
warehouses/self-storage units in
order for a neighborhood commercial-2
'ol Build- zoning district.
Mile High Funding Group has
ember to requested approval for the pro-
e Florida posed 152-unit LaMartin Acres
Trust; Townhouses development plan.
ember to The property is located on S.W
t Council 28th Street, west of Osceola Mid-
)irectors; die School.
Hershel and Vena Miller,
ecember property owners, and Stephen
Courson, applicant have
requested a change in zoning
S from residential mixed to the
proposed classification of neigh-
borhood commercial-2 for prop-
erty on S.R. 78 W. The applicant
intends to develop a retail
A second public hearing on
S the above zoning change
requests will be held before the
county commissioners on Thurs-
day, Dec. 15, a t 9 a.m., in the
commission meeting room in
the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.
George Pogacsas has request-
ed a change in zoning from resi-
dential mixed to residential gen-
eral for property on N.W. 30th
Street. He wishes to build multi-
Country Farm Estates has
requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 30-lot
Country Farm Estates subdivi-
sion north of N.E. 48th Street and
west of N.E. 96th Avenue.
Sundance Trails, LLC. has
requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 76-lot
Sundance Trails Ranch subdivi-
sion on the north side of N.E.
120th near N.E. 56th Avenue.
Carmen Casiano has request-
ed permission to install a used
dwelling unit in a residential
mixed zoning district on N.W.
Elaine Murphy has requested
a special exception to allow for a
cattle trailer washout in an agri-
culture district at the intersection
of N.W. 144th Avenue and N.W.
292 Second Street.
Tammie Henderson has
requested a change in zoning
from residential single family to
residential general for property
on N.W. 22nd Lane. In connec-
tion with this, she has requested
a special exception to allow for a
day care center in a residential
general zoning district.
Dennis and Patricia Smith
have requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed six-lot
Otter Creek Acres subdivision
northeast of the intersection of
N.W. 12th Lane and C.R. 68 W
Hubert and Rachel Phillips
have requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed three-
lot Sandy Ridge Estates subdivi-
sion on the north side of N.E.
120th Street, 1.25 miles east of
N.E 56th Avenue.
Callaway Land and Cattle Co.
has requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 71-lot
Saddle Creek subdivision locat-
ed northwest of the intersection
of N.W. 72nd Avenue and N.W.
River Country Land & Cattle
LLC, property owner; and Dick-
erson Florida, applicant have
requested approval for the pro-
posed Dickerson quarry project
located on N.E. 304th Street.
The meeting will begin at 7
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 21, 2005
Glades County Roundup
South announces first nine week awards
4-H to host
Due to the cancellation of the
Halloween Carnival, the first
annual Fall Festival is being
planned at the Chalo Nitka
Grounds Nov. 22 from 5 until 7
p.m. There will be games, crafts,
food, and fun for all. This event is
sponsored by Glades County 4H.
For more information, please call
planned, Dec. 3
The Annual Christmas Bazaar
at St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Hall located at Hwy. 27, in Moore
Haven will be held Saturday, Dec.
3, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The set
up time will be Friday, Dec. 2, at 1
pm. Breakfast will be served start-
ing at 8 a.m. and lunch starting at
11 a.m. Baked cookies and home-
made bread will be available. Do
some Christmas shopping, con-
sume good food, and support
your community organizations. If
you would like to reserve a table
contact Janet Getchell at 946-
Christmas on the
The 5th annual Christmas on
the Caloosahatchee will be Thurs-
day, Dec. 8, from 5 until 8 p.m.
sponsored by Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School and city of Moore
Haven. To sign up for a booth or
for questions call Susan Prowant
or Leslie Pryor at (863) 946-0737.
The Big "O" Birding Festival
Committee is planning something
new this year, a "Kids are for the
Birds" activity day in Tom Perry
Memorial Park in Moore Haven.
Build birdhouses, learn about
Florida's 15 species of bats, what
flowers you should plant to attract
native birds and butterflies, and
more. Volunteers are needed to
supervise activities and vendors
are welcome. For more informa-
tion call (863) 946-0300 or e-mail
needed for festival
Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-
Hendry County Big "O" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday through
Sunday, Jan. 27-29, at the Doyle
Conner Building in Moore Haven.
Volunteers are needed to install
signage, help set up tables, man
registration booths and serve as
ambassadors for gloriously natu-
ral Glades County and America's
Sweetest Town. For more infor-
mation call (863) 946-0300 or e-
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
Okeechobee 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 Arhericfi: RqedCross reach people in your community with
lifesaving ti'ini'Ng, inclu'ding"CPR; First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, 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 citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-
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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic 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.
New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histori-
cal Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture of
the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerce.
They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okee-
chobee" which sells for $4.
Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida
and be years old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06 school year. Par-
ents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or,
they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy
of the registration.
County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.
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South Elementary School is
proud to announce the recipients
of awards for the first nine weeks of
the 2005-2006 school year. The
awards categories are in various
areas and grades.
The first grade awards are as fol-
lows: Reading awards went to
Sedrick Henderson, Lataya Rho-
den, Alyssa Damron, Haley
McLaughlin, Diana Jaimes, Veroni-
ca Sauls, Hannah Fralix, Jose Mar-
tinez, Clay Rogers, Mitch Mulhol-
land, Joshua Thompson, Kevin
Schick, Maribell Garcia and
Math awards for first grade stu-
dents were presented to Drake
Baisley, Savannah Wilson, Joshua
Rhoden, Josh Wall, Luis Leon, Zac
Whittier, Kevin Hawthorne, Andee
Garcia, Hannah Fralix, Clara Golli-
her, Anthony Metcalf, Catrina
Nichols and Courtney McCreary.
Awards in Art and Creativity
were presented to Austin Camp-
bell, Montavious Mills, Marshall
Rucks, Blas Aguilar, Jaylen Boswell,
Trevarian Boswell, Baron Stuart,
Caitlin Sheffield, Maricela Bucio,
Hannah Bickel, Dax Garcia, Nathan
Center and Brady Rhodes.
Science awards were presented
to Austin Spano, Malcolm
Williams, Justice Taylor, Dilmer
LaRowe, Seth Yeates, Savannah
Goggans, Aleah Buenaventura,
Bryce Eatmon, Courtney McCreary
and Kaleb Ferguson.
Homework Heroes awards
were given to the following stu-
dents Shyane Adkins, Drake Bais-
ley, Austin Campbell, Brandon
Denning, Sedrick Henderson, Mon-
tavious Mills, Lataya Rhoden, Kara
Wilson, Taylor Hammack, Marciela
Bucio, Aleah Buenaventura, Bryce
Eatmon, Logan Etherton, Clara
Golliher, Jose Jaimes, Angela Lang-
dale, Anthony Metcalf, Michaela
Myers, Kevin Schick, Selena Tagle,
Bias Aguilar, Ann Cabrera, Alyssa
Damron, Jarren Hall, Haley
McLaughlin, Joshua Rhoden, Mar-
chall Rucks, Austin Spano, Zachary
Stripling, Savannah Wilson, Alex
Baitsholtz, Nathan Center, Kaleb
Ferguson, Dax Garcia, Maribell Gar-
cia, Brianna Ingram, Cameron
Maynard, Courtney McCreary,
Jacob McKee, Catrina Nichols,
Krista Brown, Chad Forde, Sum-
mer Gram, Jordan Hickman, Diana
Jaimes, Arianna Colon, Hannah
Fralix, Andee Garcia, Savannah
Goggans, Josie Lopez, Luis Leon,
Williams Rivers, Veronica Sauls,
Carmen, Urvina, Joshua Wall,
Brady Rhodes, Cody Loutham,
Hunter Mehrer, Mitch Mulholland,
Ismael Perez, Caitlin Sheffield,
Dylan Sheffield, Baron Stuart, Bai-
ley Tedders, Seth Yeates and Joshua
Students received Personal Best
awards at the ceremony. Those
receiving the awards were Austin
Campbell, Maria Garcia, Malcolm
Williams, Diana Jaimes, Summer
Gram, Kelsi Kula, Bailey Tedders,
Josie Lopez, Logan Etherton and
P.E. Awards for first grade stu-
dents were awarded to Thomas
Coberly and Maribell Garcia.
Awards in Music were received
by Savannah Wilson and Celeste
Howell, both in the first grade.
Awards in several categories for
South Elementary's Kindergarten
students were presented to the fol-
lowing students: Reading awards
went to Julissa Hernandez, Bran-
don Espada, Sarah McNitt, Brianna
Jewell, Wade Ebanks, Desiree
Snow, Raymond McMillan, Kylei
Harvey, Nicki Henkel, Bailie Shur-
ley, Elias Sowell, Garrett Causey,
Matthew Garcia, and Josue Gonza-
Math Awards recipients were as
follows: Jesse Kruske, Michelle
LaRowe, Alexis Alicea, Edgerrin
Billie, Jesse Alvarez, Wade Ebanks,
Zachary Busbin, Julia DuPree, Ash-
ton Coffey, Ariel Nichols, Medina
Voropayeva, Kaitlyn Land, Blake
Delaney and Tyler Smith.
Art and Creativity awards were
received by the following Kinder-
garten students: Savannah Long-
berry, Mackenzie Miers, Audrey
Fink, Brianna Gomez, Gustavo
Martinez, Koby Chapman,
Laramee Martin, Taylor Henry, Jes-
sica Espinoza, Karlyn Daniel and
Heroes were Anthony Richards,
Julissa Hernandez, Caleb Joiner,
Michelle LaRowe, Jacob Whittier,
Savannah Longberry, Chance Hick-
man, Erin Rodriguez, Bailie Shur-
ley, Rebecca McNitt, Timothy Leit-
ner, Jarrett Mills, Justin Sheperd,
Karlyn Daniel, Caleb Throop, Tyler
Addington, Dyami Nelson,
Matthew Garcia, Blake Delaney,
Julia DuPree, Garrett Causey,
Audrey Fink, Joanna Rhymes, Tay-
lor Henry, Brianna Jewell, Rachel
Helfinstine, Elias Sowell, Olivia Bur-
nett and Zack Baggett.
Awards for Personal Best went
to the following students: Jacob
Whittier, Dania Juarez, Alexis
Alicea, Rachel Helfinstine, Brandon
Brown, Julia DuPree, Cayetano
Vaughn, Ashton Coffey, Donnie
Watson, Autumn Baggett, Josue
Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Tyler Adding-
ton and Brenda Aguilar.
Helping Hand Awards were
received by the following Kinder-
garten students: Cameron Carter,
Gatlin Gebo, Keaton White, Julia
DuPree, Keegan Sarros, Jarrett
Mills, Brenda Aguilar, Lauren Bost-
wick, Karlyn Daniel, Paulina Meras,
Jennifer Fairtrace, Merydian Causi-
er, Shelby Kirton and Kate Phillips.
Recipents of the award for RE.
performance for Kindergarten
went to Jerrius Fowler and Merydi-
Music Awards for South Ele-
mentary Kindergarten students
went to Donnie Watson and Shelby
Editor's Note: This list names
award recipients in kindergarten
and first grades only. Please look
to future issues of Okeechobee
News for remainder of award
recipients atSouth Elementary.
Freshman Campus observes Veteran's Day
Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus observed Veteran's Day by
having the entire student body
walk to the Recreational Outreach
Center (ROC). The ceremony was
organized and executed by the
SJunior FFA Officers and their advi-
sor Mr. Brian Dryden. Many hours
of preparation and speech writing
were devoted to producing an
excellent program. Jennifer Mad-
dox, FFA Jr. Historian and Cole Ful-
ford, FFA Jr. Sentinel served as Mas-
ter of Ceremonies for the program.
The program opened with the
Posting of the Colors by the JROTC
students followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Olivia Arnold, FFA
Jr. Student Advisor. Silas Cook, FFA
Jr. Vice-President, sang the
"National Anthem". Nathan Can-
dler, FFA Jr. Treasurer, welcomed
everyone to the program and told
the students the importance of Vet-
eran's Day. Mr. McKee, assistant
principal of OFC, .gave a rendition
of Johnny Cash's the "Old Rugged
Flag" followed by a moment of
silence in honor of our veterans.
The JROTC Drill Team from
Okeechobee High School did one
of their drills and Georgia Hert, FFA
Jr. Parliamentarian gave the stu-
dents an explanation of "Flander's
Field." Ashley Jarvis, student coun-
cil president, wrote a poem "Free-
Sdom Don't Come Free".
Cole Fulford, FFA Jr. Sentinel,
introduced the veterans that were
attending the ceremony and each
received a boutonniere. Attending
the ceremony were: Lewis Autrey,
OFC teacher, and who served in
the U.S. Army; William Wilson,
U.S. Navy; Nathaniel Mitchell, U.S.
Army; Peary Schelter, U.S. Air
Force; ,Col. Laurence Saucier, U.S.
Marines and U.S. Army; Al Jaquith,
U.S. Navy and Marines; John Boak,
U.S. Air Force; Roger Jones, U.S. Air
Force; and, Clayton Williams,
Army National Guard.
Ms. Joy Burnham, FFA Jr. Presi-
dent gave the Keynote speech. She
In Loving Memory
We Love You and Will
Never Forget You!
Mom, Murphy, Shanna,
Ella & Breanna
Special Thanks to:
Kathy Loschiavo &
Family, Cindy Shannon &
Family, All ofDanny's
Best Friends, New
Endeavor High School,
OHS, Freshman Campus
Students & Staff, and to
everyone else, I couldn't
have gotten through this
without all of you.
May God Bless You!
Ashley Jarvis honored veter-
ans by reciting her poem
"Freedom Don't Come Free"
during the Veteran's Day pro-
gram sponsored by the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus.
spoke to the students about their
responsibilities and encouraged
them to think of all of the sacrifices
that have been made so that they
can enjoy the freedom that they
have.today. Mr. Dyden encouraged
the students to take what they
learned today and to make a differ-
ence in the world that they live.
Mr. Dan Thomas, OFC teacher,
created a slide presentation with
pictures of family members from
the student body and faculty of
family and friends that have served
or are serving in the Armed Forces.
Erin Willie and Cameron Oiem,
OHS Band Members, played
"Taps" and the program conclud-
ed with the Retiring of the Colors.
The students of the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus now
have an understanding of why we
celebrate Veteran's Day and the
many sacrifices that have been
made for them and for our country.
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Okeechobee
Okeechobee Freshman Campus opened its Veteran's Day
program with the Posting of the Colors by the JROTC Drill
Mr. Brian Dryden, FFA sponsor (left) helped organize the Vet-
eran's Day ceremony sponsored by the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus. Silas Cook sang the "National Anthem" during
the opening of the program.
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Who do consumers bill?
By Charlie Crist
Florida Attorney General
As the 2005 hurricane season
finally comes to a close, it is
appropriate to look back on how
Floridians were affected. Tragical-
ly, some lost their lives, while oth-
ers now face the daunting task of
First Dennis battered the west-
ern Panhandle. Then Katrina and
Rita rumbled through South Flori-
da on their way to greater may-
hem in other parts of the country.
Wilma was a much more tragic
story for Florida one that is still
being written even today.
Barreling through our state,
Wilma caused the loss of life and
a massive swath of destruction,
and left more than 6 million
Floridians without power -
some for as long as three weeks.
Wilma was responsible for signifi-,
cant damage to the electric power
infrastructure and destroyed
thousands of utility poles, leading
to a blackout for one-third of
Florida's population mostly in
South Florida. The losses are still
Just weeks after enduring the
wrath of Wilma, millions of
Floridians received an unpleasant
surprise in early November.
Through an action largely unrelat-
ed to the hurricanes but ill-
timed in the wake of those storms
- the Florida Public Service
Commission (PSC) granted the
state's major utilities permission
to pass along fuel surcharges to
Florida's consumers. In the case
of Florida Power and Light, the
PSC ordered an increase at a rate
beyond even what the company
These surcharges reflect high-
er fuel costs that the utilities -
Florida Power & Light, Tampa
Electric Company, Progress Ener-
gy, Gulf Power and the Florida
Public Utilities Company have
had to pay in recent months. All
were granted increases of at least
5 percent, and Florida Power &
Light's increase amounts to 19
percent adding on average
about $17 per month to bills of
It should be noted that these
increases are not related to the
agreements negotiated this past
summer by our office and a coali-
tion of consumer advocates
including the Attorney General's
Office, AARP, the Public Counsel,
the Florida Retail Federation and
others. Those important agree-
ments saved consumers more
than $2.5 billion in basic electric
rate hikes requested by the utili-
ties over the next four years. Nor
do the latest surcharges reflect
hurricane damage suffered by any
of the companies those
requests will come later.
Power company officials have
stated that the companies are
making no profit from these sur-
charges, that they are only billing
their customers for their
Who do the consumers get to
bill for their added costs?
They have nowhere to go, nor
can private businesses just pass
their costs along to their cus-
An easy example makes the
contrast clear. If a cereal company
incurs higher fuel costs of 30 to 40
percent delivering its product to
supermarkets it can't just auto-
matically pass that cost along to
consumers on every box of cereal
it sells. If it does, it puts itself at risk
of pricing itself out of the market
when consumers chose a com-
peting brand that did not pass the
entire cost increase on to the con-
Put simply, the customer has a
As legal monopolies, the
power companies do not have to
worry about competition. We as
consumers do not have a choice
to buy or not buy their product.
We have to have electricity.
For this reason the Public Ser-
vice Commission was put in place
to serve, as its name provides,
"the public". The PSC's mission is
to regulate the power industry, as
well as the telecommunications
industry and others but most
importantly, to protect the people.
When the power companies,
however, can simply turn to the
PSC to rubber stamp the pass
through of these increased fuel
costs, the system is no longer
working and the people are not
On Nov. 11, I contacted Sena-
tor Nancy Argenziano and Repre-
sentative Marcelo Llorente, who
share my concern about placing
high fuel prices squarely on the
backs of the people. We agree
that there is an inequity in the cur-
rent system. They will lead the
effort in the Legislature to look at
ways to provide the PSC with the
authority to require the utilities to
use some of their profits to offset
their higher fuel costs.
Such a change would bring
fairness and some relief to con-
sumers, while still allowing the
companies to remain profitable
and an attractive investment in
Why should Floridians be
forced to shoulder this burden
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Courtesy photo/"Strolling Down Country Roads"
Looking Back ...
Campaigning Okeechobee-style usually included a bar-
beque given in honor of the candidate. This beef and
pork barbeque was given in 1954 in honor of Charley
Johns, a candidate for governor. Some of those attend-
ing and pictured here are: Carl T. Durrance, Parker
Abney, Red Burgess, Roger Jones, Cliff Boyles, Skip
Cornelius, Forest Pearce, John Olan Pearce, Homer
Bible, Buddy LaMartin, Bob Griffis, John Swain, Henry
Hunter, Red Ziegler, Tiny Watford, Zibe Williams, C.A.
Fulford, Calvin Drawdy, Irvin Register and John Norman.
Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or
of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy
them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and
information about the photo to okeenews@okee-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
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 informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at8 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 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)
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 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.
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 education 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 participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, 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 Missionary Bap-
tist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about.
For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third 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.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather
permitting. The group meets at 7 a.m. atthe Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E. for
the weekly meeting and leaves promptly at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interested in
riding is invited. For information contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251,
Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 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
Alumni soccer game slated
An alumni soccer game and barbeque chicken dinner in honor of
former Okeechobee High School soccer player Yolanda Torres will
be held Dec. 17 at Brahmans Stadium on the OHS campus. All OHS
soccer alumni are invited to take on the Lady Brahmans in a game.
Dinner tickets will be $5, with all proceeds going to the Yolanda Tor-
res memorial scholarship fund and the OHS girls soccer team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.
Special Christmas celebration planned
The annual Christmas Around the World celebration will be held
Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth
St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity pageant, live ani-
mals, booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be there. For
information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
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 north-
east sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast sec-
tion of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of
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
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
Saturday and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also
needed to work on the following committees: public relations,
fundraising, legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination.
An experienced bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for
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
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: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen 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 infor-
mation, 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
currently 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
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.
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 Center, 2415 S. 29th St., in
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 depart-
ment'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 department at (863) 462-5819.
Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting 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 Lind-
sey 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 information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office, 55
S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Sacred Heart Church hosting festival
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will celebrate the
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 11. The outdoor pro-
cession will be held in the parking lot prior to the 12:45 p.m. mass.
There will be a special festival beginning at 2 p.m. with ethnic food,
entertainment and games for children. Parking and admission are free.
The event is open to the public. For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.
Church hosting Christmas play
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host the
musical/drama entitled "A Smokey Mountain Christmas Change of
Heart". The play will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. and on
Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Food will be served following the Sun-
day night performance for a donation of $6. For information, call the
church at (863) 763-4127.
Grace Christian presenting holiday play
The Grace Christian School Drama Production Program will be pre-
senting the play "A Holiday Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 15. The first per-
formance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will begin at
7 p.m. Both performances are free, and will be held in the Grace Chris-
tian School Chapel. The cast will be made up of students from the third
through 12th grades.
The Okeechobee News, Monday, November21, 2005 BUSINESS 5
New grocery store is an outreach
By Pete Gawda L4 .
Okeechobee News11 iKl I '=f-
There is now a grocery store
in Okeechobee that caters to the
low income and the elderly. Sec-
ond Harvest Food Center is dedi-
cated to giving people "a hand
up and not a hand out," accord-
ing to owner Joe Sweet.
To purchase groceries, you
must be a member. There is no
membership fee or minimum
purchase required. Membership
eligibility is based on a person's
income. There is a sliding
income scale based on the num-
ber of family members.
Whether they make a pur-
chase or not, each week mem-
bers receive four quarts of milk
and three loaves of bread free.
In order to provide bargains,
Mr. Sweet buys from several
sources. He buys what he calls
"reclamation food" food that is
dented or overstocked. He.also
buys from wholesalers who
have a surplus or who have a
load of food that was refused.
"It's a tough buying job: he
The store has a wide selection
of items such cereal, soup, juice,
tea, soda, baking goods, pet sup-
plies, ketchup, mayonnaise, sea-
sonings, toilet paper, toothpaste,
laundry detergent, peanut but-
ter, dietary food, cleaning sup-
plies, Hispanic food and canned
fruits and vegetables. The store
does not carry fresh fruits and
vegetables, but they do have a
selection of meats.
Mr. Sweet is big on organic
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Joe Sweet, owner of Second Harvest Food Center, strives to
provide quality food at reasonable cost to the elderly and low
"Just because people are
poor, doesn't mean they can't
eat healthy,' he said.
The store also has a few
clothing items such as shoes,
socks, underwear and t-shirts.
The store carries 120,000 to
125,000 items. There is not a
large selection of each item, but
a few of everything.
Mr. Sweet said the store is a
nonprofit, independent self-sup-
"It's all about helping people
and sharing the love of Christ,"
He said he came to Okee-
chobee only after "a lot of
prayer" because he saw a need
Before coming to Okee-
chobee, he was director of large
nonprofit food distribution
In starting the business he
said he had to launch out on
faith and that it was "miracle of
God" that the revenue was avail-
able to initially start the business.
The store has seven paid
employees and a volunteer staff.
Mr. Sweet said there was a lot of
work to sorting out the food and
more volunteers are needed.
The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Friday and
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Second Harvest Food Center is
located 5295 U. S. 441 S. E.
Submitted to Okeechobee News/David Nunez
New business owners, David and Anita Nunez kicked off the grand opening of their new
arcade on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Those in attendance were: (front
row), the four Nunez children, Apple, Ami, Ari and Airi; and, (back row, left to right), Anita
Nunez, Elvie Posey, Lydia Jean Williams, Cliff Betts, Rosie Daughtrey and David Nunez.
New family fun center now open
Ali's Arcade opened its doors
on Wednesday, Nov. 16, with a
ribbon cutting ceremony to cel-
ebrate the event.
The new owners of the busi-
ness, David and Anita Nunez of
Okeechobee, operate a family
fun center with 70 arcade
games for the entire family. The
business includes a snack bar,
birthday party setups and spe-
cial event parties. The business
hours for the new arcade locat-
ed at 610 N. Parrot Ave. will be
Tuesday through Thursday from
10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday and
Saturday hours will be from 10
a.m. until 10 p.m. and the
arcade will be open on Sundays
from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The
new family fun center will also
be open on Thanksgiving with
hours from 2 p.m. until 10p.m.
The ribbon cutting ceremo-
ny included the Nunez' four
children, Apple, Ami, Ali and
Airi, along with members of the
local business community
including County Commission-
ers, Elvie Posey, Cliff Betts and
Rosie Daughtrey; City Council
Woman, Lydia Jean Williams,
and business manager David
To contact Ali's Arcade
please call (863) 467-0611 or
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. 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 pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from
4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Daiiyy, S.R. 70 East, English as a
second lanrigage, Tuda aridd Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-
Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through
Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes, MQnday through Thursday, from 6 until
9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a sec-
ond language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.
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Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their
men's adult softball league games
will be played at the adult softball
field across from Yearling Middle
The lower division teams will
play on Mondays and Wednes-
days. Game times are 7 and 8
p.m. each night. The upper divi-
sion teams will play on Tuesdays
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.
OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for
. 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)
to meet Nov. 21
The Big Lake Juniors Volley-
ball Club will hold a prospective
player/parent meeting for the
upcoming 2006 season on Mon-
day, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the
Okeechobee High School Lecture
The club is open to all girls
between 8 and 18 years of age.
The purpose of the meeting is
to outline all of the details of the
2006 season that runs from Janu-
ary to April. You may also obtain
detailed information on the club's
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride, respect,
spirit and unity among the O.H.S.
players and student body, staff,
coaches, families and the busi-
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited
to join. Bronze membership is
$300; silver membership is $600;
gold membership is $900; and,
platinum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each member-
ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
scored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the
holder to admission to all home
Brahman football games. The
cost of the reserved seats is $40
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike
Radebaugh at (863)462-5025.
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Display Advertising Copy Deadlines:
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Saturday, Nov. 26 is Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 is Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 28 is Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
"The staff of the Okeechobee News wishes
everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving"
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Friday 10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. 8 p.m.
Closed on Monday
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Thurs., Nov. 24th *2 p.m. 10 p.m.
All minors must be accompanied
by a parent or adult.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 18,
through Thursday, Nov. 24, are as
Theatre I "Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:45
and 7:30 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:20 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Chicken Little"
(G) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday at 7 and 9
Theatre III Beginning
Wednesday, Nov. 23: "Yours,
Mine, and Ours" (PG) Show-
times: Wednesday and Thursday
at2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5:50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4:50;
senior citizens are $4:50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
change meeting day
The group of men who sing a
cappella harmony in the barber-
style have changed their meet-
ing night to Monday evenings at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee Health
Care Center, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Any
one who enjoys singing harmony
is invited, and urged to bring a
friend. For information, contact
Charlie Bradham at (863) 467-
You can be a
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
pi ogaii ihMait provides four-,ear
colle ge scholarships to-deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and pub-
lic libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed Sun-
day from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at (863) 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered .
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday and Wednesday from 10
a.m. until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;
Seminole Reservation, Brighton,
Adult basic education/GED, Tues-
day and Thursday from 4:30 until
6:30 p.m.; Church-at Larson Dairy,
S.R. 70 East, English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 7 a.m. until noon; El
Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and
English as a second language
classes, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades
Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage,Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
LITTLE BROWN DOG Vic of'
Basswood. Male. Please call
to identify. (863)467-8041
PIGEON- Off white & rusty red.
Banded (Blue), Found in Ft
Drum area Cemetery Road
PIT MIX DOG young female,
light tan. Very gentle.. Found
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify.
SMALL DOG- Terrier type,
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call
to identify (863)763-4333
REDISH HUNTING DOG- fe-
male, w/notch in ear. Orange
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward
WEDDING RING, REWARD
solitaire 1K w/wrap,near Wal-
Mart Caribean, Sawgrass
YELLOW LAB, Female w/red
collar? Lost in the vic. of Tay-
lor Rental area. Dear pet. $100
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
WASHER- Whirlpool, you pick
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
SA- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY GOOD PAY
DO NOT CALL
looking for motivated
Good pay, benefits.
Experience & references
required. Palm City, FL.
All County Ambulance
has FT and PT
EMTs & Paramedics.
Exc. wages, benefits.
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
I. ial NotIc
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
P/T or F/T position.
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Journeymen or exp.
Mechanics. Only seri-
ous self motivated
need apply. Must
have good driving
record. Weekly travel
required in FL. Paid
travel time, overtime
per diem. DFWP.
Benefits, 401k, paid
holiday & vac.
Needed Loader & Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
F/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shop
105 NW 5th St.
Full.Time & Part-Time
Work weekdays & E/O Satur-
day. Drug Free Work Place.
Apply in person, See Jim,
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min. 1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
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EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
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208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC. MEDICAL
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street..(863) 357-2442
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
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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,
Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
MECHANIC Must have tools.
Apply at 712 N. Parrott Ave.
RESTAURANT STAFF -
Needed @ Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club. Must be mature
and flexible. Call Karen 10 am-
12 pm @ (863)763-6228
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Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
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gual a plus. Applications
accepted @ Morton Ag. Cont.
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AIR COND: 10 on aCrrier.
dealing & cooling, asking
$1Q00 t863i163-2663 or
AIR CONDITIONER '05 ork
3 5 ion p3ikage unit w ea l
COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood
Burning. Excellent condition
ICE BOX, Early 1900s. 3 Door
Good condition $250
MERSMAN TABLE- Numbered
In fine condlllon $125
DRYER- GE, white, runs good,
$75 (863)675-0104. La
MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
tellidry, white. $250
MICROWAVE Works good.
$10 (863)763-5120 aft. 3
RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
RANGE, Whirlpool, Electric,
30", self cleaning. Almond
w/black glass door. Like
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
stove is self cleaning & elec-
tric. $150 both or will separ-
white, side by side, water &
ice dispenser. Excellent condi-
tion $375 (863)763-57,92
26 cu. ft., Side by Side, Al-
mond. Like new. $200.
whii Heavy duty. $200 for
bOlr or will separate.
WASHING MACHINE Ken-
more. New, super capacity. A
Must See! $175
(863)357-2891 after 4pm
WATER DISPENSER Alpine
w/ one 5 gallon bottle. In good
condition. $50 (863)946-019
BICYCLES (2) S: hwin 1
marin i. 1 Ia ie i; alloOi n ii r
5 pa 1.7I5 lur tio:ln
PAN ROOFING- 31 peicP.
1311 icr f,
Windows, 171, vinyl cljd vjri
Ous. Sie.s, all l ew i .21U 0 vil
Sril sep )r ile
VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES
141 widen. 24' -4"18 w' I,:ov-
ers. i80 1863763-066bb
WINTER OUTFITS- Boy: 3
piee Greil I r piClur:..
Size :-3 nio 16-121b lI 1.5
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appio. 14 yrs
,lId Rare iliemS .1500 jl or
es iolfer 863.824.3358
RECORD COLLECTION Vinyl
EL ieci I,: le ii[:in 11: +
something Ior eveily nel 'I io0
lor 311 186.|i73 .5;2-'
TARA- C"arletts First Love.
p.rl I1 Scjrlekls World LUI
lp iton. 'w,' Cerl ol Aulrn i.20
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dlow '*:P MS Ofli:e ey.
board mouse monorlir
.1 ;'5 1863)843-0158
GATEWAY include de-rk f,
primer Runs Window ,.P
$300 or oesI oiler
PHOTO PRINTER 785EPF.
Epson, w,'2 nw in, cjrlrog-
ea color (. olac $1 i )
BEDROOM SET- 5 piece
dresser w'huilth bureau
nighlSland, neadlool board
$500 neg (863824-8703
COUCH Pink bean shaped
couc0, earrme syled' E cel.
leni Cond c i.25
DESK Woo,. 5 drawer. Deau-
Illul dark pine lini h 1,I150
DINING TABLE giass oo
Italian marble base, 4 chairs
$300 or best otfer
DR TABLE & 6 LADDER BACK
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion, $100 (863)675-7306.
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS &
MAUVE RECLINER- asking
$120 for all (863)675-0246.
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
GLIDER ROCKERS & OTTO-
MANS (2)- wing back, exc
condition, $90 for both
Little Tykes Fire Engine Tod-
dler Bed, w/mattress, exc.
cond., $150. (863)634-9373
LIVING ROOM GROUP sea-
foam green, sofa, lov seat,
clb chair and lounger w/2
lamps $400 (863)801-1428
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
King size, good cond.,
OAK DESK excellent condi-
tion $300 (410)883-3612
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
SOFA Large, in good condi-
oiu' 150 or best oiier
SOFA- Crallwork Guild ilorl
print i. im eliji: i, ". 80
STEREO CABINET ligr,
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681
TABLE, Small, Drop Leaf w/2
chairs. Oak. Great condition.
Like new. $50 (863)467-7017
Twin Sleigh Bed solid wood,
wrilewa jn w,mjl re: ies,
WORK DESK, 1.200.
(. I: .-6.3-8913j aj k Ifr Tra.
BATTERY CHARGER julo-
mj3r -Ibvolls. Club rjr,
GOLF CART- Clutl Car, 2000,
Gys Reioe dlon ed. Low
hours w,'ilop windshield
GOLF CART- Club Car, 90.
Eiclrii: aj36 voll Di ilarrv
: ri 3r, r Recondlioned
GOLF CLUBS- Srrmli Wihn ja
$ 201) or Des Oliler.
I4 0M482--369 _
ii I. '
12GA pump midel 189,.
mae in 1910. $500
CAP & BALL 36 1:31 Repro.
duiliO n W, all i(C ,Ssorine
Srioils well S150
M44 52 62.5 ri.l 1li c
,hoiriingl gun. eellenl shdpe.
W.1 jarnrmo & a:icesonei.
:1.2i50 863 317;il-[j2
POLICE SPECIAL 38 nickel
iaiedii cilleciors 1930s
iF ID is.ue. eil ond $30i0
SHOT GUN- Winenesier 12
g3ie Deer Gun wiscope
THOMPSON 1927-A1 Carbine
li:e new w'case and 12) 30
round mIgaqzines. liawles
WINCHESTER- Model 12 12
Gauge Sioped E'ieiieni
NORDIC TRACK ski eerris-
Nr, 10Ids and lores, lull D dy
work Oul 1.50
TOTAL SPORT. Wortl Out Ma-
chine By Sporis Aulhoriy.
$150 or Desl offer
WEIGHT SET- 46810D. In
lined. liat & declined ben:h
w!Squdl rack & ial lower
FIREPLACE, Outdoor, Wood
Burning $50 or Desi orler.
DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee
LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell
LAMPSHADES (3) nice. $12
for all or will separate.
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
SCOOTER "Action". New.
Bought as demo. Retail
$1695. Now $995.
SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modem. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $450 neg 863-634-9620
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, nice
cond., barely used, 4 wheel
base basket, $800 or best
Awning, new, wrilo. 52-148
CHAIN HOISTS, COME
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
EGG INCUBATOR Good
shape, just Oun'i u; any.
more. $60 '239)657-4348-
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
mOiiI $575 or best offer
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8h
doors w'iardware. romplele
4 windows across top $250
will sep (863)357-3779
GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
& Stratton, needs work
Power Pole, w/150 amp ser-
vice, $100. (863)634-9373
VEGETABLE SINK- green scst
iron, ;ell rimming 32-21.
and STAINLESS STEEL
SINK- self rimming, 32>21
$15 for both (863)763-7613
DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
coriili n $20)
PORTABLE ELECTRONIC IN-
TELLI WRITER. Plus.
Snarpe. asl'ig $50 good
am I. I
AUSTRALIAN HEELER PUP-
PIES, molrner is red, laier is
blue blri on premises
BEAGLE PUPS 3 males
13wi'S old Two seis Ol snhOis
& wormingns $.250 eacn
BUCK GOAT lor per 9 mos
old $65 LaBelle area
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1 year
old on Chrisimas. INeuiered.
Have all vei papers 1.200
CHOCOLATE LAB 3/2 yrs
old, neuiered Ijeeds room lo
run & someone to play wilh.
$275 neg. (863)824-0703
GREAT DANE, neutered male,
11 mos old loving inside
dog good rome only 5300
PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
old, ready to go, $200 or'
best offer (863)47-0965.
YELLOW LAB Female, good
hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
needs good home w/ room to
run $100 (863)467-0631
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
ZEBRA FINCHES, male & fe-
male with cage, $25.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
TROPHY FISH MOUNT 42",
Tarpon, fiberglass. $150
CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su-
per Tuner III, multi color dis-
play, retails $300, sell $200
(863)357-0448. Iv. message.
COUNTRY CASSETTES 100 -
w/ Sony Cassette play/record-
er $35 (863)697-2033
TV SONY FD WEGA 36' flat
screen w/ton of features and
wireless head phones $1000
BUSCH TICKETS-(4) Home-
stead, 11/19/05; Sect 212
Row 17, $160 for all will
sves you money by
about best buys.
No wonder newspaper
readers earn morel
ATV RAMPS- Only used 2
times. $200 or best of-
FRAME BAR NAILER- Hitachi
NR83A, asking $150
(863)675-0104. La Belle
GENERATOR Portable, 1280
watt. New in box. $250
5600 watts, Model
#58032 5600. $500.
GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, nrver ufrd. :osi $2000
e l I r i. 1200
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty. 10'. New, only used once.
i400 (772)216-5092 or
AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
PLAYSTATION II, Brand new.
Still in box. Never used.
$150. Firm. (863)763-3920
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
APPENDIX GELDING- Relired
lumper l5850 or tle'l iler
HORSE 3 yi,' must rig
rne:d jlleniion very niie
prelly needs to be biro:ern
HORSE- Palomino hiding
O1yr oldl. 15 2 hands .15i00i
MARE AOHA chrid ia s
Goold hOr beginning Drrel.
REG PASOFINO BAY MARE-
trail rides, trailers, for experi-
enced rider. $1500
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.-
LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER, Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both; will sep. 863-763-3920
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
ROTOTILLER Troy-Bilt pony,
5hp. Good condition
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
OKEECHOBEE- lbr furn..
$700/ mo, 1st & Ist plus sec
dep. No pets, Brindaban For-
BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. washer/dryer,
1st, last & sec. dep, $850 mo.
ROOMMATE WANTED: Locat-
ed in upscale neighborhood.
Full house privileges. $400
OKEE- Treasure Island 2br,
2ba, Mod Home $1200. mo.
+ 1st mo. & sec dep. Avail
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
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
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
OKEE.- Remodeled 1br,lba,
1 Story Apt., Bldg. 30, Oak
Lake Apt's. $78,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,lba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 40, Oak
Lake Apt's. $88,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
RANCH 30 acres large oaks,
improved pasture, newer Dbl
wide, stalls, pole barn. Blue
field Rd. $900,000. DuBois,
Rust & Assoc.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze!
New 4 Bed/2% Bath, 2 Story
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
OKEE- 2br, 1ba wood frame
in city. $85K Non Negotiable
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Wont last! (863)763-6376
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
In Quiet 55+ Park. Lawn
maintenance & trash pick up
provided. No outdoor pets.
OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land '05, 2BA, 2BA, no pets,
$850 mo. + 1st, last & Sec
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
For Sale or Rent, Oasis Village
Senior 50+ park, double
wide Mobile Home.
(863)467-4234 for appt.
OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, allappl. $30K
(863)763-6115 Pam orJohn
Jet Skiia 3015
Marine Accesories 3020
Marine Miscellaneou 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVn 3035
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/trir,
20hp Electric Merc. start, fish
finder, anchors, swivel seats,
BASSHAWK BASS BOAT 17'
85 hp Evinrude. Runs great. 2
Depth Finders, Trolling motor
& Trailer (Like New). Never in
salt water. $6000. PIs. call
BAYLINER 18 Ft.,,Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $400 or best offer.
BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
good shape $450
BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski $2500
FIBERGLASS V HULL- 14ft,
swivel seats, 9.9 Mariner,
new trolling mtr, batt & trlr,
$2000 neg. (863)763-3551
LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Mere
NORTH AMERICAN- 22', 454
Crusader inboard, Warranty,
Show room new, Kept inside
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft.,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Mere w/trail-
er. Will demonstrate. $850.
PONTOON BOAT '92, 18ft,
Sweet Water, for fishing
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer.
$3,450 neg. (863)467-4646
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
RANGER BASS BOAT '02- 17',
w/115 Johnson Outboard
motor, cover included.
SALEM 5th WHEEL 1995
w/awning, queen bed, sleeps
6, Big refrigerator & tub. Great
shape w/hitch. $6000. Pis. call
WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Gar.kept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.
Stenciling for Beginners
Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur-
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and make quality stencil prints. All you need is a
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information you need to get started, plus step-by-step
instructions for nine projects. You'll learn tech-
niques such as swirling, pouncing and shading, what
types of paints and brushes to use, how to cut your
own stencils plus much more.
The projects include a French flower bucket, a
wooden planter (pictured above), a canvas vest,
designs for stenciling on Walls, a tablecloth and nap-
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Stenciling Made Easy for Beginners guidebook
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Automobiles PLYMOUTH NEON '97 2 MOTOR & TRANS. 350 From FORD F250XLT'01-4x4,
MARINE RADIO- ICOM, Full 5 door, white, new tires, 91K mi, Chevy Suburban 1990. manual, lots of extras,
watts $75. (863)763-7989 I 5spd. Great on gas. $1200 Everything runs good. $900 $19,500 (561)262-1885.
-.O -OLB ML R 92 P(863)214-1286 after 5pm or will sep. (863)801-3233
OUTBOARD MOTOR-'92 8HP TIRES- 4, 31 1050 15 GMC 1500 -'85, runs good,
Johnson, long shaft, $450 Automobiles 4005 body & interior in good
(863)447-2130. Autos Wanted 4010 TOYOTAMR2 1988, Red w/ 50% tread. $150 shape, $1500 neg.
Classic Cars 4015 T-Tops. Great motor (redone). (863)763-1370 (863)634-7098 aft. 5pm
How do you find a job Commercial Trucks 4020 Nice car, good on gas. $2000 TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck
Lawn Ornaments in today's competitive Construction best offer (863)447-6305 tires, $150 for all, in good GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
These eight adorable lawn market? In the Equipment 4025 shape (863)697-6033 Diesel, $3500.
These eight adorable lawn employment section Foreign Cars 4030 UTILITY ODY For 3/4 or 1/2 866-294-4011
ornaments are sure to sur- of the classified Four Wheel Drive 4035 UTILITY BO, For 3/4 or 1/2
prise and delight everyone. He Dut Trucks4040 CHEVY CAMARO Z28 1980 on Truck, 8Ft., No rust. GMC JIMMY88, Black. Wilm
Ideal for beginning do-it- M toc l Pl33 parts Repairs 4045 Lots of extra's! Great restore $800.(863)801-3233 took out rear side window.
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Main Street membership meeting planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold their monthly general mem-
bership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on
Wednesday, Nov. 23, at noon: Members and general public are wel-
come. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
The Farmer's Market held every Thursday in Flagler Park will not be
held Thursday, Nov. 24, due to the holiday. The market will resume
operation on Thursday, Dec. 1. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN;
(863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.
VFW to host Thanksgiving dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, S.R. 78 W, will hold their annual
Thanksgiving Day dinner at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. There is
no charge but donations will be accepted for dinners that will include
turkey and canned yams, green beans and mashed potatoes, cranber-
ry sauce and rolls.
Free Thanksgiving dinner planned
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will serve their 18th free communi-
ty Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at Grace
Brethren Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dona-
tions to help buy food for-the free dinner can be sent to Grace Min-
istries, P.O. Box 663, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Volunteers, are also need-
ed 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.
Radio club sponsoring hamfest
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a hamfest on
Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98
N., beginning at 8 a.m. There will be free parking, a ham radio flea
market and hourly drawings for door prizes. There will be a grand
prize drawing at 2 p.m. and you must be present to win. For informa-
tion, contact Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454.
Abundant Blessings to host concert
Ken Turner, who sang for 15 years as part of the Grammy award
winning Blackwood Brothers Quartet, will be in concert Sunday, Nov.'
27, at 6 p.m. at Abundant Blessing Assembly of Gbd Church, 4550 U. S.
Church hosting gospel sing
The North Okeechobee Church of God will be hosting a Southern
gospel sing with the Reflection Singers of Trenton on Sunday, Nov. 27,
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-6066...
Window decorating contestplanned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its inaugural holiday window
decorating contest beginning Nov. 29. Judging will be held Dec. 10. All
businesses are asked to participate and have their windows decorated
by Nov. 29. For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street by call-
ing their office at (863) 357-6246; or, visiting their office at 111 N.E. Sec-
Hours change for Festival of Trees
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday Tour of
Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the hours for their festi-
val of trees. The festival of trees will be held Monday, Nov. 29, through
Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. as originally scheduled. On
Friday, Dec. 2, the hours have been changed to 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sat-
urday, Dec. 3, the hours will be noon until 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec.
4, the hours will be noon until 5 p.m.
City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of.Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting cere-
mony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Participating in
the ceremony will be.the chorus group from Okeechobee County
schools, as well as Santa Claus.
Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and on
Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He will be in the park from 6
until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children. Pictures with
Santa Claus will cost $1.
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Main Street to host holiday celebration
The Okeechobee Main Street will host a holiday celebration on
Park Street following the tree lighting ceremony in City Hall Park on
Nov. 29. The celebration will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. and will fea-
ture holiday music, carolers, children's activities, arts and crafts and
Grace Christian plans spaghetti dinner
Grace Christian School,701 S. Parrott Ave., will be having their
annual spaghetti lunch and dinner. The lunch will be served on Fri-
day, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner orders of five or more
can be delivered. The dinner will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, along with
a silent auction and bake sale from 3 until 7 p.m. at the school. Din-
ners may be picked up or eaten at the school All dinners are $5. To
purchase a ticket, call the Grace Christian Sthool at (863) 763-3072.
Habitat for Humanity benefit planned
All Stars Restaurant, 3415 U.S. 441 S., will host a fundraiser for.
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee on Friday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. The menu will be spaghetti with, meat sauce-and a garlic
knot. Call (863) 357-1371-before Dec. 1 to place your order or to
request an order form to be returned by fax. Orders can be delivered
or picked up, or just come by the restaurant on Dec 2 and ask for the
Habitat Fundraiser Meal.
Church plans annual cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will be
hosting its second annual holiday cookie sale at the church on Satur-
day, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. All proceeds from the sale will be
used to rebuild church structures that were damaged by hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne. Ample parking is available in the back of the
Tree of Remembrance Service planned
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second
St., will host an open house and Tree of Remembrance Service on
Saturday, Dec 3, in their chapel. The open house will be from 6 until 7
.p.m., with the Tree of Remembrance Service to follow at 7 p.m.
Complimentary angel ornaments will be placed on the tree in mem-
ory of a loved one. Call (863) 763-2111 to RSVP by Nov. 30. There will
be refreshments and an evening of uplifting holiday music and can-
0CC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their 11th annual Christ-
mas drive for the underprivileged children and families in Okee-
chobee County, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile
motorcycle ride around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. The club is ask-
ing businesses, churches and individuals to sponsor each participat-
ing bike. For information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-
1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863)
VFW Post hosting arts & crafts bazaar
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host an arts and crafts
bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Breakfast will be
served until 10 a.m. and will consist of sausage gravy and biscuits. Tables
are available for $10 each. For information, call Shirley Jarrell at (863)
Eastern Star plans fashion show
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will hold their ninth
annual Holiday Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 11:45
a.m. The show will be held in the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107
N.W. Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auction, door prizes and food for
a suggested donation of $8 per person. Seating is limited. For tickets con-
tact Mary Ann Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Black (863) 467-7068 or Mar-
garet Smith (863) 467-8020.
Kid's fishing tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's Day Fishing Festival has been resched-
uled for Sunday, Dec. 4, at the back boat ramp at the Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina 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 com-
petition starting at 1 p.m. If you have pre-registered you do not have to
do so again. If not, all others must register on site by 10 a.m. Each child
participating will receive tickets for two soft drinks and two hot dogs. A
parent or guardian must accompany each child.
VFW #9528 plans ham dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold their
annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. A donation of $7 is
suggested for dinners that will include ham and canned yams, green
beans, cole slaw and rolls.
Church hosts Christmas concert
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a Christmas
concert featuring the.keyboard artistry of Lorne Matthews on Thursday,
Dec.8, at 7 p.m.
BHR homeowners association to meet
The November and December meeting of the Buckhead Ridge
Homeowners Association will be held Thursday, Dec. 8. A pot-luck din-
ner will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 10 following the Light-
ed Christmas Parade. He will also be there on Dec. 16, 17, 19, 20, 21,22,
23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by the Kiwanis
Club of Okeechobee.
Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor
applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
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Okeechobee News, Monday, November 21,2005
IN TlE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MEE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
CASE NO. 2005-CP-193 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utilty Authority will meet in regular
-IN RE: ESTATE OF session on Tuesday December 13, 2005 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility
LYNN H. HALL, JR., Authority Offices, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
a/k/a LYNN HALL,
Deceased Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, I a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
NOTICE TO CREDITORS a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
(Summary Admlnistration) fim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court re-
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE: BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
You are hereby notified that an Order of Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Summary Administration has been en- Executive Director
tered in the Estate of LYNN H. HALL,
JR., ala LYNN HALL, Deceased, File 98739 ON 11/21/05
Number 2005-CP-193, by the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the EAD A
decedent's date of death was March READING
14, 2005; that the total value of the es-
tate is $70,015.32; that names and NEW SPAPER
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by uch order are:
ELEANOR D. HALL, P.O. Box 1025, HELPS UU
Okeechobee, Florda 34973.
ALLEY NTERESTEO PERSONS ARE NOTI- UNDERSTAND
FlED THAT: UNDERSTAND
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands THE W ORLD
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for A
full payment was made In the Order of A U U.
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM ,
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
The date of the first publication of'this
notice is November 21,2005.
Person Giving Notice -.-
PO. Box 1025
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
Atomey for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY& CONELY, PA. W
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
By: TomW.Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
98899 ON 11/21,28/05
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