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Vol. 96 No. 327 Wednesday, November 23, 2005 504 Plus tax


Briefs
Holiday changes
WM trash schedule
Due to Thursday, Nov. 24,
being Thanksgiving, trash
pick up by Waste Manage-.
ment will be behind by one
day.
Thursday trash pick up
will be on Friday, Nov. 25,
and Friday's pick up will be
on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Beginning Monday, Nov.
28, normal pick up schedules
will resume.

Area Blue Roof
stations closed
Even though Operation
Blue Roof has closed its loca-
tion at the Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center, the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), the Small
Business Administration
(SBA) and Project HOPE will
be open at the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
seven days a week.
People who have had hur-
ricane 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 High-
way in Stuart; 15518 S.W
Osceola St. in Indiantown;
the Village Green Shopping
Center at the corner of Wal-
ton 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.

Drought Index
Current: 153
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.97 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
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County discusses flooding


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Events dealing with Hurricane
Wilma dominated discussion at
Thursday's meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners. Commissioners
heard complaints of flooding
from residents of Douglas Park as
well as residents of the south-
western part of town. The board
extended hurricane relief to
Wilma victims and acted to reno-
vate Okee-Tantie Campground


and Marina.
A delegation of Douglas Park
residents including Bertha
Boswell and Charlotte Delagall
presented commissioners pic-
tures of flooding in their neigh-
borhoods. Mrs. Delagall said that
areas in Douglas Park flooded
that had not flooded since 1957.
She mentioned specific locations
that experienced flooding both
from Hu'rricane Wilma and from
a following rainstorm.
Commissioners Gene Woods


and Elvie Posey had been out
there several times to look at the
problem. Mr. Woods stated that
commissioners had been
assured that the drainage would
work once the entire Douglas
Park drainage project is complet-
ed.
Commissioner Clif Betts said
that once the second part of the
drainage project is completed the
drainage system would work.
"We were trying to improve
something and it seems like it


make it worse," he added.
There were also complaints
about Waste Management's col-
lection of large items such as
appliances in Douglas Park.
Mr. Betts said that with large
items such as refrigerators, resi-
dents should call Waste Manage-
ment and Waste Management
should pick up the large items
and send the county a bill.
County Administrator George
Long stated that problems
should be referred to Waste Man-


agement. If they are not resolved,
the people should then call coun-
ty employee Russell Rolland who
works with Waste Management.
Commissioners then heard
from a delegation of residents
from the southwestern area of
town led by Zella Kirk, wife of
Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk. She
said she had worse flooding this
year than last year. She said water
came in her front door, back
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Ken Kenworthy told the Community Collaborative Council
that the Safe & Drug Free Schools Program has lost $13,474
of funding on the prevention side in the last two years. The
group of community agencies met Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the
Okeechobee County School Board meeting room.
ting. tem works.
"It can be court ordered or "If a male youth is arrested
requested by the parents," Mr. for a misdemeanor, he is
Jones said.
He explained how the sys- See Youth Page 2


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Youths who are minimally
at-risk behaviorally may be
sent to a wilderness program
to learn to become self-reliant,
said Tom Jones, new director
of Eckerd Youth Development
Center (EYDC).
Mr. Jones spoke to mem-
bers of the Community Collab-
orative Council (CCC) on Tues-
day, Nov. 22. A resident of
Okeechobee for the past 36
years and with a background
in juvenile justice, he has been
at the helm of EYDC for six
months.
"Wilderness programs are
low-risk facilities," Mr. Jones
explained, which differs from
the fenced-in status of EYDC
for high-risk youth.
Kids who attend Wilder-
ness programs may have com-
mitted a misdemeanor or be
at-risk in other ways, such as
running away from .foster
homes and a psychologist rec-
ommends a therapeutic set-


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Comics ............9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ............ 8
TV ............... 11
Weather ............2
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Legislative Luncheon
Democratic Representative Richard Machek and his
assistant, Vicki Nowlan were among many who attended
the recent Legislative Luncheon on Monday. The lunch-
eon invited legislative members, city council members,
county commission members and local business lead-
ers to enjoy the festive luncheon at the First Methodist
Church.


CCC meeting: EYDC director addresses members


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Lindsey Mann (standing) and Tom Jones (seated) told members of the Okeechobee
Community Collaborative Council Tuesday, Nov. 22, that parents of at-risk youth may
sign them up for a wilderness program to learn to become self-reliant. The program fol-
lows the Eckerd Youth Development Center model of behavior modification.


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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 collec-
tion 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
percent 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.

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
replacement 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.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuy-
er classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Project HOPE
offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE People who
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Helping
Our People in Emergencies), 1600
S.W. Second Ave., at (863)634-
1410, for crisis counseling and
referral to various agencies.


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referred to the Department of
Juvenile Justice and may be
required to perform community
service and/or write a letter. If it
is a second time, the youth will
be referred to the courts and the
court decides what to recom-
mend. It may be probation. It
may be a program, such as the
Wilderness program. Or the
court may decide on the Eckerd
program," he said.
When a youth is ready to
leave EYDC, he will go through
transition. He isn't allowed to go
back into the community right
away, but he will be given more
freedom and access to the com-
munity outside of the facility's
fence.
"He may be able to go home
on passes or attend football
games," Mr. Jones said.
After successfully completing
the transition period, the youth
may move back home.
Kids who are residents at
EYDC are there by court order
and have committed at least one
third-class, felony, according to
Mr. Jones,_
The state pays for youth at
EYDC. On the other hand,
Wilderness camps must be paid
for out-of-pocket by the parents
or by insurance. However, schol-
arships are available if there is a
need, and people may look into
them on EYDC's website at


www.eckerd.org.
Mr. Jones said the camps are
usually conducted in swamps or
forests and basically involve
camping for six to nine or twelve
months.
Youths learn to cut their own
poles for their tents and cut
wood for campfires. They learn
self-reliance, trust of peers, and
to respect their fellow man. They
are accountable to each other,
according to Mr. Jones, and if
one does something wrong, oth-
ers will huddle up and confront
the wrongdoer similar to an
intervention.
A nearby Wilderness pro-
gram is in Clewiston, and there
are other such programs
throughout Florida and in other
states, including Georgia, Ten-
nessee, North Carolina, Ohio,
and New Hampshire. The
Wilderness programs follow the
Eckerd model.
During the CCC meeting, sev-
eral individuals presented
updates on their programs.
Lisa Blackman, director of
Hospice of Okeechobee, said
they are in the process of open-
ing a residential hospice. They
expect to open it in early 2006 for
eight patients and will eventually
be able to care for 12 patients.
Hospice of Okeechobee will
hold their seventh annual Festival
of Trees Monday, Nov. 28
through Sunday, Dec. 4 at differ-
ing times at 411 S.E. Fourth St. It
will be open to the public and
admission is free. A silent auction


Community Events

Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty 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.

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.


will be held. People may view the
decorated Christmas trees and
shop for gifts. Items for the festi-
val will be accepted until Friday,
Nov. 25. To participate in the
fundraiser and for more details,
call Theresa at 467-2321.
Ken Kenworthy told the coun-
cil the Safe & Drug Free Schools
Program is an entitlement pro-
gram, and as such, he must
report back to a community
body, and that is what he was
doing.
He said the program has lost
$13,474 on the prevention side in
the last two years.
"President Bush wants to
drop it entirely, and I shudder to
think what would happen if that
happens," he said.
He pointed out strengths and
weaknesses with drugs and vio-
lence, the two main foci of the
program. He said that, of stu-
dents surveyed, few students
think they are "cool" if they
smoke cigarettes or marijuana.
And while hard drugs are not
prevalent among those surveyed,
alcohol is the drug of choice and
causes some problems here.
On the issue of violence, Mr.
Kenworthy pointed out that
Okeechobee is higher than state
figures for youth violence.
"There are a lot of factors not
school-related, yet people look to
the schools and expect them to
take care of the problem. We
need outside help," he said.
He gave kudos to faith-based
groups because he found there


are some high school students
who take their religion seriously.
"I'm asking for your help," Mr.
Kenworthy said to the group. He
added, "It is everyone's responsi-
bility. It's our community."
Several community groups
are gearing up for the Christmas
holidays and appealed to other
group members to spread the
word and lend a helping hand,
not only for holiday giving but
overall helping others.
*My Aunt's House needs
names of children and families
for Christmas gifts and needs
sponsors. They also need players
and table sponsors for a fundrais-
ing Texas Hold 'Em event.
*Sharon Vinson said she can
help try to get more kids signed
up for Healthy Kids health care.
*Freshman students are sell-
ing Domino's Pizza cards as a
fundraiser for the Freshman
Campus.
*The Making a Difference
mentoring program needs men-
tors. Call 462-5683.
*The Teen Pregnancy task
force needs ideas to help cut
down on teen pregnancies. Pat
O'Connor said the group will
meet at Beef O'Brady's on Jan.
28.
*Riverside Bank set up an
Angel Christmas Tree with
names of families in need of
Christmas gifts.
The CCC will not meet in
December because of the holi-
days and will meet next on Jan.
24.


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County Road


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Countywide: Constructior
project Crews will be perform
ing shoulder repair work at vari
ous locations throughout th(
county. Motorists should watch fo:
lane closures as necessary t(
move equipment in and out of th(
work zones. The contractor i,
Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc.

S.R. 70: From W of U.S. 98 t(
W. of 7th Ave. N.W (0.9 Miles)
Construction project -- Worl
continues to widen and recon
struct the existing 2-lane roadway
to 4 lanes with a center dual lef
turn lane. The work include,
drainage improvements, signals
and street lighting. Work currently
includes storm pipe installation
and roadway construction at vari
ous locations throughout the proj
ect. The contractor is Russell Engi
neering. Project completion date
Winter 2006.

U.S. 441: From North of Ceme
tery Road to N.E. 131st St. in Okee
chobee County: Constructior
project Work to begin milling
and repaving. ARMI layer starting
north end of the project movin.
south. This project include,
widening shoulders, ARMI layer
milling, resurfacing, guardrail anc
minor drainage improvements
The contractor is Elmo Greer an(
Sons, LLC. The estimated complex
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door and garage.
"I don't know what the prob-
lem is, it keeps getting worse."
She said that possibly the Rim
Canal was not lowered as much
as it could have been.
"It's very frustrating living
here," she added
Another southwestern area
resident, Eddie Trent, said he had
water all around his house and
water two inches deep inside his
house.
Mr. Woods replied that a cul-
vert has been placed under Dur-
rance Road. Next, he said, a cul-
vert is going to be placed under
Wolff Road.
"Until these culverts are fixed,
we are just buying time," he
asserted.
Another southwestern resident,
Howard Gilmore, said that for the
third time in a year he received
four inches of water in his house.
Commissioners discussed dif-
ficulties in getting the water to
flow smoothly through the area.
They discussed work that had
been done and work that is
planned but could not give a
timetable for completion.
There is some good news for
those whose homes were dam-
aged by Hurricane Wilma. Com-
missioners amended the county's
Hurricane Housing Recovery Pro-
gram Assistance Plan (HHRP)
that was developed to administer
state funds allocated for victims of
last year's hurricanes. According
to the amendment, HHRP funds
can now be used to help victims
of Hurricane Wilma.
Turning to another storm relat-
ed matter, County Administrator
George Long noted that that there
was extensive damage to Okee-
Tantie including electrical con-
duits, water and waste water
lines. The commissioners award-
ed a $15,000 contract to Craig A.
Smith & Associates to design a
plan for the rehabilitation of the
park.


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Central fourth graders learn about the Holocaust


First Grade
The first graders at Central Ele-
mentary have been very busy dur-
ing the month of November. Many
of the students have recently
reached their goal on 100 Book
Challenge and will be rewarded
with a snow cone party. Thankyou
parents for listening to your child
read 15 minutes each night and
signing their folder. The teachers
are really seeing a difference in
reading. The students are also
preparing for the Thanksgiving
holiday with
l many writing
experiences and
arts and crafts.
The first grade
.. 'teachers would
r-- like to say thank
you to David and
Anita Nunez for
arranging the Seminole Indians
Cultural Group to come to our
school. The children learned many
interesting facts about the Semi-
nole culture and saw first hand
how fried pumpkin bread is made.
They also thought it tasted deli-
cious. The children took a glance
at what a chickee hut looks like


and viewed many of their arts and
crafts. Each child left with their
very own Indian necklace. Thank
you, ladies for giving us a wonder-
ful cultural experience.
Congratulations to the follow-
ing Students of the Week: Berenice
Garcia, Collin Moran, Vivianna Cis-
neros, Eric Gaucin, Steven Hull,
Edwardo Taylor, Austin
Margerum, Kristina Shanklin,
Marisol Santillan, Alyssa Romero,
Robert Jones, Chandler Smet, Ger-
ardo Garcia, and Diana Jaimes.
Happy Birthday to: Betty Baker,
Ramon Liberato, Nicholas
Rodriguez, Austin Margerum,
Adoniel Martinez, Mariah Farmer,
Regina Garcia, and Carrie Wharin.

Second Grade
It is that time of year when we
think about what we are thankful
for. Mrs. Whiteside's class fills up
their cornucopias with all of the
things they are thankful for. Sec-
ond grader Aubrie Reister says, "I
am thankful for my family". "I am
thankful for spaghetti", said sec-
ond grader Mario Munoz. Happy
Thanksgiving to all! Students of the


Week are Jonathan Boromei, T'ari
Karratti, jasmine Cortez, Jadelyn
Estes and Makayla Underwood.

Fourth Grade
The fourth graders continue to
work hard on their writing. The
grade level has again improved
and our meter has been updated.
Students have almost made their
goal. Students have been working
on some target skills to add to their
writings. Students can add figura-
tive language which includes
idioms, metaphors, or hyperbole.
Students can also engage the read-
er by adding dialogue or placing
some words in all capital letters -
so the word screams out at you.
Another target skill is 'specificity'
- being very specific about the
time or place of the writing. Don't
forget our Writing Display Day next
week after the Thanksgiving
Holiday; and, by the way Happy
Thanksgiving to all of our students.
In math, we are practicing our
multiplication skills and drawing
conclusions from graphs and
charts. Parents, if your child needs
help in these areas, make sure


your child is bringing home his or
her text book each day. Also, you
can go to the Harcourt Website
online and go to the learning site
and click onto the math part and
enjoy or practice some games that
will help strengthen the skill. And,
we want to thank Mr. Paulson and
the people who brought the
"moon theater" to the Freshman
Campus last week we loved the
production!
Mr. Bodenmiller's class has just
completed its science unit cover-
ing force and motion. The high-
light of the unit was an experiment
called "make a balloon rocket".
This gave the students a chance to
learn about jet propulsion in a
highly entertaining "hands on"
project. In language arts, we are
learning to distinguish between
action, linking, and helping verbs,
while mathematics has us delving
into the world of fractions. Stu-
dents are becoming familiar with
terms such as "numerator" and
'denominator", and have done
some basic adding, subtracting,
and multiplying with fractions. We
are all looking forward to our
upcoming Thanksgiving break


and wish everyone a safe and
enjoyable holiday.
Mr. Goff would like to wish his
students and their families a won-
derful Thanksgiving break. Winter
break is quickly approaching and
the second quarter is winding
down. Most students are strug-
gling with their AR goal this quar-
ter. Please make sure your child is
reading at home to them keep
moving towards their goal. In
math we have wrapped up chap-
ter 8 and are quickly moving
through chapter 9. Does your stu-
dent know their multiplication
facts? If they don't it can really slow
down their processing of the types
of problems that we are now get-
ting into. In reading we are enjoy-
ing the stories that we are reading
in Theme 3. In science we enjoyed
learning about soil andwhat farm-
ers can do to keep the soil they
plant their crops in rich in nutri-
ents. Our recent Students of the
Week have been Diego Martinez,
Dezirae Fonseca, and Cornesha
Jarvis. Congratulations on show-
ing great "panther" behavior!
In Mrs. Pritchard's class,
Marsheka Pryor and Cristian San-
tos have been recent Students of


the Week. Kenia Soto will cele-
brate her birthday this coming
month as well. Students are work-
ing on a graphing project and have
completed a unit on systems. Do
you know the difference between
your digestive and skeletal system?
What systems do you have in your
home? Don't forget about your A/R
goal and enjoy your Thanksgiving
Break!
The fourth grade at Central had
a wonderful experience on Thurs-
day. Mr. Peter Feigl, from Palm City
came to talk to them about surviv-
ing the Holocaust. The students
learned about concentration
camps in France, Hitler bullying,
and many other things about
World War II. They had been
studying these events in Mrs.
DeSarr's reading class, through
"Number the Stars", a children's
chapter book by Lois Lowery. The
B.A.S.E. classes and advanced
readers have finished the book
"Shades of Gray" and presented
their projects. Our classes are writ-
ing a class about "The Turkey That
Jumped off the Table", in writing.
Our Students of the Week are
Oscar Pinon, Claudia Virto, Bran-
don Ball, and Mariela Guerrero.


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
William T. Rose III, 18, N.E.
104th Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 15 by OCSO Detective
Richard Durfee on charges of bur-
glary, grand theft, dealing in stolen
property and giving false informa-
tion to a pawn broker. His total
bondwas set at $10,000.
James Stark, 52, S.W. Ninth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
16 by Officer Victoria Williams on
charges of aggravated assault. He is
being held without bond.
Janette M. Dwarka, 37, Club-
house Road, Lakeport, was arrest-
ed Nov. 16 by Deputy M. Collier on
a warrant charging her with failure


to appear aggravated battery. She
is being held without bond.
Jody Smith, 30, S.R. 70 W,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 17
by Deputy Donald Ellis on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with failure to appear burgla-
ry of an occupied structure, and
failure to appear criminal viola-
tion of domestic injunction. He was
released on his own recognizance.
Clarence Williams, Jr., 32,
Attwood Drive, Dublin, Ga., was
arrested Nov. 17 by Deputy Donald
Ellis on an Okeechobee warrant
charging him with failure to appear
- driving while license suspended.
He is being held without bond.
Tara Marie Reynolds, 23, N.E.
157th, Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 18 by Deputy Kristin Gray on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of pro-
bation grand theft. She is being
held without bond.
Mark Lee, 21, N.W 33rd Ter-
race, Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 18 by Deputy Sergeant Arlene


Durbin on a charge of introduction
of contraband into a county deten-
tion facility. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Mateo Estrada Ramirez, 20,
Fort Myers, was arrested Nov. 19 by
Deputy Randy Thomas on a charge
of possession of a counterfeit
check. His bond was set at $10,000.
Oscar Ugalde Oregon, 25, Fort
Myers, was arrested Nov. 19 by
Deputy Randy Thomas on charges
of possession of a counterfeit
check and uttering a forged instru-
ment. His total bond was set at
$20,000.
Hector Lopez Contreras, 30,
Fort Myers, was arrested Nov. 19 by
Deputy Randy Thomas on a charge
of possession of a counterfeit
check. His bond was set at $10,000.
Curtis Roston Beachum, 22,
S.E. 97th Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov.' 19 by Deputy Donna
H. Lee on a felony charge of child
abuse, and misdemeanor charges


of domestic battery and disorderly
intoxication. His total bond was set
at $25,000.
Ronald Wallace Davis, 45,
N.W Ninth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy Corpo-
ral Rosemary Farless on a charge of
driving while license suspended -
habitual offender. His bond was set
at $5,000.
Brannon Jenkins, 33, N.E. Sev-
enth Lane, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on a Sarasota County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation third-degree grand theft.
His bond was set at $15,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Obituaries


Floyd Arthur Erickson
Floyd Arthur Erickson, age 95,
of Okeechobee, died'Friday, Nov.
18, 2005, at JFK Medical Center in
Atlantis. Mr. Erickson was born
May 30, 1910, in Ft. Myers to Alfred
and Elfrita Erickson. He was a
farmer.
Mr. Erickson is survived by: two
sons, Dale Erickson of Canal Point
and Robert Erickson of Ft. Laud-
erdale; two granddaughters, Krista
of Canal Point and Kimberly Erick-
son of State College, Pa.; and, great
grandson, Brendan Erickson.
Visitation will be held from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m., on Friday, Nov.
25, 2005, at Canal Point Methodist
Church. Funeral Services will begin
immediately thereafter at 1 p.m.,
with Pastor Joe Escobar officiating.
Interment will be at Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Roberta S. McKim
Roberta S. McKim, age 64, of
Glades, died Monday, Nov. 21,
2005, at Lawnwood Regional Med-
ical Center in Ft. Pierce. She was
born in Swissville, Pa., and was a
resident of Buckhead Ridge for five
years, coming from West Palm
Beach. She was the daughter of the
late Lawrence Smith and the late
Julia (Tainton) Smith.
She is survived by: her husband
of 46 years, Matthew A. McKim of
Buckhead Ridge; two sons, Dana
(Pat) McKim ofArchdale, N.C. and
Mark of Cape Cod, Mass.; and, a
grandson, Aaron McKim.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church at 3 Linda Road,
Okeechobee.


All arrangements are under the
direction and care of All County
Funeral Home and Crematory,
1010 N.W Federal Highway, Stuart.

Daniel S. (Dan
"Bobo") Jurn
Daniel S. (Dan: "Bobo") Jurn,
died Nov. 11, 2005, in Iraq, while
serving as a civilian contractor with
Halliburton Industries. He was
born Jan. 23, 1949, in Port Huron,
Mich.
Mr. Jurn graduated from Port
Huron High School in 1967 and
attended Central Michigan Univer-
sity. An avid golfer and all around
athlete, he excelled in many sports.
His interests and activities were
varied and rich. He served with dis-
tinction in the U.S. Navy during the
Vietnam War.
Following his military service,
he spent many years traveling and
working in different fields in a
number of countries around the
globe including Scotland, Eastern
Europe, and lastly, two tours of
duty in Iraq.
Survivors include: his daughter,
Katrina, a scholar at the University
of Pennsylvania; his father, Stew
(Dottie) Jurn of Okeechobee; his
mother, Mary of Stuart; brother,
David; sister-in-law, Jan; and,
niece, Kristen, all of Ft. Lauderdale.
A memorial service was held
on Monday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m., at
the Church of Our Saviour. The
Very Rev. Dr. Edward A. Weiss,
OSB, APC officiated.
Memorials to honor his memo-
ry may be made to the Church of
Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third Street,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Christmas Bear
Christmas Bear has returned to town. He has taken up
residence at City Hall Park in preparation of the holiday
season.


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Community Events

Salvation Army needs bell ringers
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for its bell ringers
program. Bell ringers can sit down and ring the bell for one hour
or one day, it's your choice. If you would like to volunteer to help
the Salvation Army, contact Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427. The
bell ringer program is the Salvation Army's basic fundraising pro-
gram during the Christmas season.
Main Street membership meeting planned
S Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold their monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at noon. Members and general
public are welcome. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams
at (863) 357-MAIN.
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, cranberry sauce and'rolls.

Free Thanksgiving dinner planned
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will serve their 18th free com-
munity Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving 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.

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 %,ill be free parking, a
ham radio flea market and hourly dra\\ wings ior door prizes. There
will be a grand prize drawing at 2 p.m. and you must be present to
win. For information, contact Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454.

S Eastern Star to hold breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star, will
hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 8 until
11 a.m. at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
The donation is $4 per person. The menu includes homemade
biscuits and gravy, eggs, grits, potato casserole, bacon, sausage,
ham, orange juice and hot coffee. For information, contact Mary
Ann Holt (863) 763-5210.
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 God
Church, 4550 U; S. 441 N.

Church hosting gospel sing
The North Okeechobee Church of God will be hosting a South-
ern 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-
S6066.

i Window decorating contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its inaugural holiday win-
dow decorating contest beginning Nov. 29. Judging will be held
Dec. 10. All businesses are asked to participate and have their win-
dows decorated by Nov. 29. For information, contact Okeechobee
Main Street by calling their office at (863) 357-6246; or, visiting
: their office at 111 N.E. Second St.





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Looking Back...
Cane syrup was a sweetening staple in many of the pioneer households in Okeechobee County. A type of cane called
Japanese cane was grown locally at the turn of the century. Cane grinding machinery is in use by some local families.
While humans can turn the wheel, a mule or horse was often used while the large stalks of cane were fed into the
grinder. This is how it is done in exactly the same way as it was by those families over 75 years ago. Do you have any
old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee 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
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Upcoming Events
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.
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 Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information,
call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Friday
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
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing 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. atkhe Sebring Civic Centerat
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for m6m-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Frah at 382-6918 or Juana at
471-9795.
Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather
permitting. The group meets at 7 a.m. at the Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E.
'for the weekly meeting and leaves promptly at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interest-
ed in riding is invited. For information contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251, Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at610-1841.
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 emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1026.
Sunday
A.A. meets 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
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will
be at the.IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Tuesday
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) 467-5261.
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, con-
tact 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. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet 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, schizophre-
nia, 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.



Community Events

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 infor-
mation, call Shirley Jarrell at (863) 467-9450.
BHR church holding early services
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will begin early Sun-
day morning service starting on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., with the regular wor-
ship service starting at 11 a.m.


Community Events

Hours change for Festival of Trees
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holi-
day Tour of Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the
hours for their festival 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. Saturday, 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 light-
ing ceremony 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$. .

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 feature holiday music, carolers, children's activi-
ties, arts and crafts and refreshments.
Yard sale to benefit rescued animals
A Little Bit of Everything Store, 11055 U.S. 441 North, will
host a yard sale to benefit the rescued stray animals of
Jakrilind Farms on Dec. 1-3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will
be bargains in antiques, collectibles, clothing and small furni-
ture.

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 Friday, 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. Dinners may be picked
up or eaten at the school All dinners are $5. To purchase a tick-
Set, call the Grace Christian School 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 Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. All pro-
ceeds 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 church.
Tree of Remembrance Service planned
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E.
Second St., will host an open house and Tree of Remem-
brance Service on Saturday, Dec 3, in their chapel. The open
house will be from 6 until 7 p.m., with the Tree of Remem-
brance Service to follow at 7 p.m. Complimentary angel orna-
ments will be placed on the tree in memory of a loved one.
Call (863), 763-2111 to RSVP by Nov. 30. There will be refresh-
ments and an evening of uplifting holiday music and candle-
light remembrance.

OCC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their 11th annual
Christmas drive for the underprivileged children and families
in Okeechobee County, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is hav-
ing a 120-mile motorcycle ride around Lake Okeechobee on
Dec. 3. The club is asking businesses, churches and individu-
als to sponsor each participating bike. For information contact
Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

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 Okee-
chobee 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 contact Mary Ann
Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Black (863) 467-7068 or Margaret
Smith (863) 467-8020.


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LIFESTYLES 5


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Births


Caiden Castro
Caiden James Castro
Julio Castro and Crystal Estel
of Okeechobee and West Palm
Beach are proud to announce the
birth of their son, Caiden James
Castro. Caiden James was born,
Sept. 15, 2005, at Martin Memorial
Hospital in Stuart. He weighed 9
pounds, 3 ounces and was 21
inches long at birth. Caiden was
welcomed home by brother,
Daymian.
Maternal grandparents are
Debbie Lavery and Jim and Karen
Estel of Unionville, Mo., Murphys-
boro, Ill. and Rochester, N.Y.
Caiden's paternal grandparents
are Taty Castro and Alfredo Loba-.
to of Okeechobee.


Kadelyn Huffman
Kadelyn Elizabeth
Huffman
Shannon Arnold and John
Huffman are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Kade-
lyn Elizabeth Huffman. She was
born on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005,
in Port St. Lucie. Kadelyn weighed
5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18
inches long at birth.
Her maternal grandparents are
Marvin and Cindi Arnold of Okee-
chobee and paternal grandpar-
ents are Lee Huffman of Okee-
chobee and Marla Peterson of
Minnesota.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Many thanks
The family of Pearl White
would like to thank everyone for
joining us in the retirement cele-
bration for Mother Pearl White
who retired on April 30,2005, from
South Elementary after 25 years of
service. We thank you for sharing
your spiritual gifts, talents and love
with us that weekend. The fellow-
ship and generosity you showed to
all of us was appreciated.
We want to especially thank her
classmates, special friends, chef
Mike Murphy and his assistants,.
Sabrena Cooper for the programs
and flyers, decorator Tara of West
Palm Beach, Jimmie Nettles Limo
Service of Ft. Pierce, and her hus-
band, Alvin White, who proudly
escorted her to this occasion.
A milestone was reached for
Pearl on the weekend of June 17-
19, 2005, when she was blessed to
have all 14 of her children together
at one time in one place. Although
Pearl had planned many family
gatherings, this would be her first
family gathering where all of her 14
children would come together in
one place celebrating such a grand
occasion as this. I
"To God be the gl'rr for the
marvelous.things he has done both
now and forever."
The weekend included a retire-
ment banquet for Pearl on June 17,
followed by a Father's Day picnic
on June 18 in Port St. Lucie, and a
day of Family Worship on June 19.
The weekend was filled with
friendship and love that included
the pearls of Pearl White: Jeannie
(Freddie) Porter, Brenda (Dan)
Jones, Priscilla (Greg) Hawkins,
Alberteen (Chris) Brown, Wanda


(C.W) McElroy, Geneva (Kirk, Sr.)
Broxton, Arneice (Jimmie, Sr.)
Washington, Sonora (Darrell)
Brown, Sharon, Chris, Clint, Sr. and
Alvin III, her sister-in-law Annie
White, and sister-in-law, Mother
Smalls, grands and great-grands all
helped to make this a great day for
a great woman.
Again, we say, 'Thankyou and
may heaven smile upon you."
TheWhiteFamily

A job well done
I would like to commend
Raulerson Hospital and staff for the
great job they did during Hurricane
Wilma. I had to go in on Thursday
before it hit and was there through
the entire ordeal. I watched staff
from housekeeping, kitchen and
nursing staff work together without
fussing or fighting. The room that I
was in was flooded along with
eight more on that wing and I was
moved, bed and all in a matter of
minutes. There were nurses with
mops and housekeepers picking
up trays. I spoke with Grace in the
kitchen and she said that she had
come in on Sunday night and slept
on a cot so that we could eat the
next morning. The nursing staff
brought in their families with cots
and clothes so we would have
nurses the next morning. I know
Mrs. Tate in housekeeping was
back at work at 5 a.m., on Monday
along with others that had worked
around the clock trying to keep
things clean. All ofyou are wonder-
ful in my eyes and never will I allow
anyone to put down Raulerson
Hospital and their exceptional staff.
Sincerely,
MaryNalley


Join IRCC for a


holiday spectacular


Ring in the season Dec. 1
through Dec. 3, when Indian River
Community College's Fine Arts
Department presents Holiday
Spectacular with music per-
formed by the college's wind
ensemble with performances at 8
p.m. and a Dec. 3, matinee begin-
ning at 2 p.m., on the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center's main stage.
Getting in the holiday spirit are
musicians: Angela Moretti, of
Vero Beach, on bassoon; Glenda
Jeniece Brown, of Stuart, on clar-
inet; Jennifer Neely, of Ft. Pierce,
on clarinet; Richard C. Rice of
Fellsmere playing the euphoni-
um; Michael Bast, of Okee-
chobee, percussionist; Dr.


Southall, director; John Wich, of
Jensen Beach, on trombone; and,
Leeds Jarvis, of Ft. Pierce, on clar-
inet.
Under the direction of Dr. John
Southall, the wind ensemble
promises holiday fare for the
whole family. Tickets are $12
each and may be purchased by
calling the IRCC Box Office toll-
free at 1-866-400-7529 or you may
purchase tickets at the Box Office
Monday through Friday from 11
a.m., until 3 p.m., at the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center on IRCC's Main
Campus at 3209 Virginia Ave., Ft.
Pierce. For more about the Fine
Arts or IRCC visit the web at
ircc.edu.


Wedding


Stephanie Jenkins and EmersI
Stephanie Jenkins and Emerso
Stephanie Jenkins
and Emerson
Raulerson
Stephanie Jenkins and Emer-
son "Bubby" Raulerson were
joined in marriage on Nov. 12,
2005. The bride is the daughter of
Nancy Jenkins and the late Quin-
ton Jenkins of Jacksonville, and
the groom is the son of Joyce and
the late James L. "Jay" Raulerson
of Okeechobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Southside Baptist Church
in Jacksonville with Dr. R. Wayne
Stacy officiating at the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
her uncle, Ernest Jenkins.
The church was decorated
with red and white roses and
white bows were placed on the
pews.
The bride wore an ivory-col-
ored dress with antique lace. The
veil was of antique lace and
extended to the dress train. She
carried a bouquet of red and'
white roses, ivy and red calla lilies.
The maid of honor was the.
bride's sister, Shelley LeCroy of


on Raulerson
Birmingham, Ala. The brides-
maids were Teresa Frame of Jack-
sonville, Ro Reynolds of Jack-
sonville, the groom's sisters, Lynn
Garrison of Orlando and Pam
Catron of Apopka.
The best man was James L.
Raulerson, Jr., of Zellwood and
the four groomsman were Joey
Griffis of Okeechobee, Neal New-
ton of St. Augustine, Lt. Col. Larry
Miller of Jacksonville, N.C., and
David Voor of Orlando.
The flower girl was the
groom's niece, Peyton-Grace Gar-
rison, the daughter of Lynn and
Larry Garrison and the ring bearer
was Jace Raulerson, the son of
Celeste and James L. Raulerson,
Jr.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at River City
Brewing Company. After a honey-
moon trip to Hawaii, the couple
will reside in Jacksonville.
The groom is employed as a
professional engineer with the
State of Florida. The bride is
employed as an engineer with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in
Jacksonville.


The Indian River Community
College Hallstrom Planetarium
holiday show, "Star of Wonder",
will be presented during the
weekends of Dec. 9 and Dec. 10
and Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, at the
IRCC Main Campus at 3209 Vir-
ginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
A Treasure Coast favorite, the
"Star of Wonder" will recreate the
skies as they appeared 2,000 years
ago. Viewers will trace what may
have been the path of the mysteri-
ous star followed by the Wise
Men.
"Star of Wonder" will faithfully
recreate the night sky of 2000
years ago, showing the constella-
tions and the locations of planets.
"What was it in the sky that com-
pelled the Magi to embark on a
journey of hundreds of miles
across desert and mountains?"
asked Jon Bell, Hallstrom Plane-
tarium Director. "This program
will bring the audience one step
closer to understanding."
Planetarium show times are


Friday evenings at 7 and 8 p.m.
and Saturday afternoons at 2 and
3 p.m. Tickets are $3 each and
may be purchased in advance or
30 minutes prior to show times at
the IRCC Box Office depending
on availability. Planetarium
shows are recommended for
adults and for children over the
age of four. The Hallstrom plane-
tarium's temperature is main-
tained at 72 degrees for the bene-
fit of the system's optics and
electronics. Visitors may want to
bring a sweater.
Tickets for all shows may be
purchased at the IRCC Box Office
at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on
Monday through Friday between
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by tele-
phone with VISA, MasterCard, or
American Express. The IRCC
McAlpin Fine Arts Center is locat-
ed on the Main Campus at 3209
Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. For
more information, call the IRCC
Box Office toll-free at 1-866-400-
7529 (PLAY).


Community Events

BHR church choir plans presentations
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church choir will present "The Hang-
ing of the Greens' on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. That presentation will
be followed by a Happy Birthday, Jesus part in the fellowship hall. The
event is open to the public.
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
Campground and Marina from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster Cast-
ing Kid's Competition will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the
fishing competition 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.
ABWA plans holiday luncheon
The Women of Tomorrow Chapter of the American Business
Women's Association will hold its annual holiday luncheon on Thurs-
day, Dec., 8, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The luncheon is $6.41 per person, not including the
tip. For more information, contact Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Church hosts Christmas concert
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., will present a Christ-
mas 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
dinner 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
Lighted 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.


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By Loma Jablonski
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The Brahman boys' basket-
ball team muzzled the Terriers
Monday night in Moore Haven
by a score of 59-39.
"We were sluggish in the
first period," explained Brah-
man head coach Jon Enrico.
"But, we picked up the pace in
the third to pull away from
them. Moore Haven only had
six points in the third quarter
which helped us a great deal."
Devon Faison led the Brah-
mans with 14 points. He was
followed by Rashad Kelly
withl2; Timmy Williams with
10 and James Koger with 8.


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man junior varsity crushed the
Moore Haven JV 69-15.
"It was a good game for the
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was all ninth-graders," said
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The Brahmans will see
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against Lake Placid. The junior
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p.m. and the varsity game at 7
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son is officially here, and Lady
Brahmans' coach Carey Pung
recently announced the team
roster for the 2005-06 season.
Okeechobee opened their
season with a loss, but have
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their record at 2-1 on the season.
This year's Lady Brahman
basketball players are Jessica
Klingler, Clotious Harris, Tierra
Alien, Stephanie Smith, Gloria
Boswell, Dorothy Burkhardt,
Audrey Snow, Lekeetha Ridley,
LaCora Shanks, Brittany Smith,
Jasmine Kenty and Andrianna
Rankine.
The Lady Brahmans started
their official 2005-06 season on
Nov. 15 with a loss to the Lady
Cowboys of Centennial High
School. Tierra Allen led the Lady
Brahmans with 30 points. She
was followed in scoring by Jessi-
ca Klingler with six, Dorothy
Burkhardt with three, LaCora
Shanks with three, Clotious Har-
ris with two, Lekeetha Ridley
with two, and Jasmine Kenty's
two points.
On Nov. 17 they traveled to
Clewiston to take on the Lady
Tigers of Clewiston High School
and returned to Okeechobee
with their first win of the regular
season by downing the Lady
Tigers 35-33.
The Lady Tigers'led the Brah-


AP photo/Bob Galbraith
Hall of Fame list announced
Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Troy Aikman passes
against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter of a pre-
season game in this Aug. 15,1999, AP file photo, in Oak-
land, Calif. Aikman and perennial All-Pro defensive end
Reggie White head a list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro
Football Hall of Fame. The board of selectors chose them
from a list of 112 preliminary nominees, the hall said
Tuesday. A list of 15 finalists will be announced in mid-
January.


mans at the end of the first peri-
od 12-8 and led 20-17 at the
intermission. By the end of the
third period they were still ahead
27-23.
But the Lady Brahmans
clawed their way back. by
outscoring their hosts 12-6 in the
final stanza to get the win.
Alien again led the team with
11 points. Other Lady Brahmans
finding the net were Ridley with
six points, Shanks with six ,
Burkhardt with four, Kenty with
four, Audrey Snow with 3 and
Brittany Smith with one point.
The Lady Brahmans scored
their second win of the season
on Nov. 18 when they defeated
Inlet Grove 59-37.
They jumped ahead in the
first period 18-7 and never
looked back. At the end of the
second period they were up 28-
16, and by the end of the third
period they led 47-30.
Allen once more led the Lady
Brahmans in scoring with 28
points. Rounding out the scoring
for Okeechobee was Shanks
with 11, Kenty with six,. Snow
with five, Klingler with four, Glo-
ria Boswell with three and
Stephanie Smith had two points.
The Lady Brahmans continue
to be on the road until Dec. 8
when they will play host to the
Lady Chargers of Suncoast High
School in the O.H.S. gymnasium.
The junior varsity-game .will.,get;
under way at 5:30 p.m. The var-
sity tip off is slated for 7 p.m:


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PUBLIC NOTICE


FDOT Hurricane Debris Pick-up

Continues in Okeechobee County

In Okeechobee County, the Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT) continues their hurricane
debris pick-up on both state and public local roads.


To ensure that their debris will be picked up, citizens
are encouraged to move both vegetative and
construction & demolition debris to the edge of
road/right-of-way during the Thanksgiving
Holiday weekend.


Citizens may call the FDOT Okeechobee Operations
Center 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 communicated in the
coming weeks.


Please note: After FDOT's final debris pick-up,


debris must be


discarded in


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manner under regulation of the local solid
waste management company.


Once the debris removal process is complete, local
law enforcement may cite violators of section
403.413, Florida Statutes, which prohibits littering
on state right-of-way.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Wednesday,
Nov. 23, through Thursday; Dec.
1, are as follows:
Theatre I "Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30
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 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
Sday at 2, 420,7 and 9:20 p.m.
rTheatre III "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
r Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
There will a matinee on Friday,
^ Nov. 25, for all movies.
Tickets are $5:50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4:50;
senior citizens are $4:50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
SArnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
4630.

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
I increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
Sans needing a ride to the VA
Medical Center should call the
County Veterans Service Officer
at (863) 763-8124 seqral, days
r naheir:'oftiffry anrm e
"hafimestrfur of soari urity
Senumber, date and time of
appointment and whether a
wheelchair/scooter lift is need-
ed. All appointments must be
before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, offers 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 educa-
tion. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located
at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For'
information or appointments
call (863) 763-8859.

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee 1 Center, located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. We believe all children
can benefit from receiving edu-
cational, health and social serv-
Sices offered by the program. We
serve, children 6 weeks to 5
years. To qualify the family must
have migrated in the past 24
months, worked in agriculture
and their primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
with disabilities to apply. For
information, call (863) 467-0702
and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
Sesta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y


ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuan-
do reciven services de educa-
cion, salud y services socials que
Snustro'programa ofrece, Servi-
Smos ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos.
Para cualificar la familiar deve de
. Ver salido del condado 0 estado
en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabaja-
do en agriculture. Con el ingreso
. de la familiar de trabajo de agri-
cultura. Animamos que las
families con rinos incapacida-
dos aplican. Para mas informa-
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DOG, Hwy. 441 North & 138th
St., small, light brown.
(863)467-6793
LITTLE BROWN DOG Vic of
Basswood: Male. Please call
to identify. (863)467-8041
PIT MIX DOG young female,
light tan. Very gentle. Found
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify.
(239)657-2605
SMALL DOG- Terrier type,
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call
to identify (863)7634333

BEAGLE PUPPY- Female, Ap-
prox. 16 wks old, Vic. SW of
Oak Park. (863)634-2471
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
863-983-6393, 561-261-0267


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YELLOW LAB, Female w/red
collar? Lost in the vic. of Tay-
lor Rental area. Dear pet. $100
Reward. (863)763-0503

Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600


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$600 WEEKLY Working
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Opportunities.
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CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
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EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
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ONLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
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208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC. MEDICAL
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Employment Opportunities at
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PROFESSIONAL COOK
Tuesday & Wednesday (Lunch)
Friday & Saturday (Supper)
Full Time with Benefits.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


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


Immediate Openings All Shifts
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MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
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Dietary (Kitchen Help)

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street




COSMETOLOGIST
FULL TIME
Must have experience.

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Call: (863) 357-2442 for more info.


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


ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 Parrot Ave.

CDLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS
.60 CPM SOLOS .34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
SIGNED EQUIPMENT RE-
QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR
HAZMAT & DOUBLES
(321)202-4406.
CITRUS TRUCK DRIVER
Class A CLD, 7 days/wk.
Call (772)465-4461
Between 8am-5pm.


CRANE
OPERATORS WANTED
Mullins Crane LLC
Ft. Pierce
772-462-6147
or after 5 pm
772-263-0596.
DIESEL MECHANIC
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown,
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
F/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Experienced necessary.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shop
105 NW 5th St.
Your next job could be in
today's classifieds. Did
you look for it?


Employmlen
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Em Ioyen
FullTim


Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
DRIVERS WANTED Average
dispatch is 2,100 miles
*3-Pay Packages to choose
from *Late model Equipment
*No Haz-Mat *No East-
Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances
*Direct Deposit *weekly
(same week) Settlements.
Solos and Owner Operators
Welcome. Requirements:
1-year OTR verifiable experi-
ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115.
Equipment Operators
Needed Loader& Dozerfor
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818-2521
HARDWARE PERSONNEL,
Full Time & Part-Time
Work weekdays & E/O Satur-
day. Drug Free Work Place.
Apply in person, See Jim,
W & W Lumber
of Okeechobee
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min. 1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lie., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001,9-5
Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
MECHANIC Must have tools.
Apply at 712 N. Parrott Ave.
No Calls
MECHANIC NEEDED
@ Feed Mill
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
Experience on Semi Tractor
Trailers a plus; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046.

NOW HIRING!
*Tow truck driver
*Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
NOW HIRING: Foreman and
.Labors for Construction Com-
pany. Must have experience
in Steel building and Ag
Buildings. Pay based on expe-
rience. Benefits available Bilin-
gual a plus. Applications
accepted @ Morton Ag. Cont.
2930 Hwy 710, Okeechobee.


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OWNERS OPERATORS
*$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS
*Refrigerated *SE Regional
*Home Weekly *Weekly Set-
.tlements *Top Percentage
Pay + Fuel Surcharge
*Dedicated Dispatcher *Own
Lightweight Late-Model
Truck. Call Cammy @
(800)237-8288.
PIPE FITTERS, PIPE LAYERS
& CARPENTERS: Needed for
construction in West Palm
Beach & Stuart 561-248-6332
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
-RESTAURANT STAFF -
Needed @ Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club. Must be mature
and flexible. Call Karen 10 am-
12pm @ (863)357-1880
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines
(800)545-1351.

SEASONAL CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES:

H& R Block
The worlds largest
tax preparation company
is now hiring for:
-Seasonal Positions-
Tax Professionals
Receptionist
Office Leaders
Full & Part Time
863-385-1052 or
863-447-0495
Call TODAY for an interview
EOE/AA.

SERVICE TECH
GREAT PAY
Full-Time, Exceptional
Benefits, Installation
& service of equipment
& appliances.
Ferrellgas
204 SW 7th Ave.
(863)763-7557
SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
(863)655-2940
TIRE CHANGER/MECHANICS
TRAINEES. Pan Am Tire
Okee. 863-467-4600
or 800-458-7205

NOW TAKING
APPLICATIONS

Experienced
Waitress and
Cashier
18 years or older.
Apply in person at


107 NW 6" Ave.
WAREHOUSE HELP &
DELIVERY SALES.
Good driving record. Call for
appointment (863)467-1575



NEEDED- House & yard clean-
ing (some light landscape
help) before December 8.
Call Jeri (863)634-6056.



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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



ARRESTED NEED A LAW-
YER? All Criminal Defense.
*Felonies *Misdemeanors
*DUI *Automobile Accident
*Domestic Violence
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 -24/7.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,'Video 580
Crafts; Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10)
120V & 220V, Some w/ heat.
Good condition. $500 for all
will separate. (772)971-9474


COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood
Burning, Excellent condition.
$300. (863)675-4858
ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
Good condition. $250.
(863)675-4858
MERSMAN TABLE- Numbered
in fine condition. $125.
(863)763-7989


MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
tellidry, white. $250
(863)801-1836
RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
RANGE, Whirlpool, Electric,
30", self cleaning. Almond
w/black glass door. Like
new. $100. (863)824-0095
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,
white, side by side, water &
ice dispenser. Excellent condi-
tion $375 (863)763-5792
REFRIGERATOR: Whirlpool,
26 cu. ft., Side by Side, Al-
mond. Like new. $200.
(863)824-0095
WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
white, Heavy duty. $200 for
both or will separate.
(863)763-5084
WATER DISPENSER Alpine
w/ one 5 gallon bottle. In good
condition. $50 (863)946-019


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS

OKEECHOBEE
AREA

1 Part Time
Merchandiser

CLEWISTON

1 Part Time
Merchandiser

BELLE GLADE/
MOORE HAVEN/
CLEWISTON

1 Full Time
Merchandiser

Weekends &
Holidays ONLY
(PT. Positions)
Supermarket
exp. A plus
Car Allowance
Residents of
these areas a +

Call: 1-800-432-0626
Ext. 212
For Immediate
Interviews


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!

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

Fnd it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-763-1418
Lic. #2603


To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:


Please be sure to
include your name,


U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Or call (800) 82-U-BILD


SMoney Back Guarantee


SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.
Windows, (7), vinyl clad, vari-
ous sizes, all new, $280 will
sell separately.
(863)467-1965


RECORD COLLECTION Vinyl.
Eclectic selection. 100+
Something for everyone! $100
for all (863)763-5792
TARA- Scarletts First Love,
part of Scarietts World col-
lection, w/ Cert of Auth. $20
(863)261-1153.



COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
GATEWAY includes desk &
printer. Runs Windows XP.
$300 or best offer
(863)673-1877



BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135


CHINA HUTCH Dark wood,
glass top, 3 drawers. Door on
bottom. $100 (863)398-0117
COUCH Pink, bean shaped
couch, eames styled! Excel-
lent Cond. $225
(863)697-1782
DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150
(772)597-2470
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$300 or best offer
(863)824-3319
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.
GLIDER ROCKERS & OTTO-
MANS (2)- wing back, exc
condition, $90 for both
(863)467-6060.
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.,
$100. (863)763-2458
OAK DESK excellent condi-
tion $300(410)883-3612
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$150. (863)357-2110
SOFA Large, in good condi-
tion. $150 or best offer
(863)824-3319


SOFA- Craftwork Guild, floral
print, camelback, $80
(863)983-7775.
SOFA SET, Couch, Loveseat &
Matching Ottoman. Barely
used. Mint cond. Red & Green.
$300 neg. 863-357-6775
Twin Sleigh Bed, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$350. 863-634-5943
WICKER FURNITURE SET -
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/ extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805
WORK DESK, $200.
(863)763-8943 ask for Tra-
cy



BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
$100 (863)697-2033
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472


ANTIQUE WINCHESTER
12GA.- pump, model 1897,
made in 1910, $500
(863)763-3551
CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro-
duction w/ all accessories.
Shoots well. $150
(863)763-0072
M44 '52 7.62x5 cal. Nice
shooting gun, excellent shape.
W/ ammo & accessories.
$250 (863)763-0072
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
age, Deer Gun w/scope.
365. (863)467-7838
THOMPSON 1927-A1 Carbine,
like new w/case and (2) 30
round magazines, flawless,
$1000 (863)697-1443



Exercise Bike, Schwinn Air-
Dyne, exercise arms & legs,
new $400, sell for $95.
(863)824-0801
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
NORDIC TRACK ski exercis-
er, folds and stores, full body
work out $50
(863)763-0691
TOTAL SPORT, Work Out Ma-
chine: By Sports Authority.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-4498
WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
clined, flat & declined bench
w/squat rack & lat tower
$350. (863)357-2829


DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
(863)697-0845
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee
RING Ladies 1.40 European
cut diamond platinum.100
years old Appraised $9,000 17
years ago. $6,500/neg. Okee.
area (863)634-9620.


LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell
separate (863)357-4831.


BED- Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
ing condition. $300. Pioneer
Plantation (954)966-2041
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy more
freedom! Travel without can-
isters, Oxlife's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators run off
your car & in your home.
U.S.A.- made Warranteed
(800)780-2616 www.oxli-
einc.com.
SAVE ON PRESCRIPTION
MEDICINES! Up to 90% dis-
count! Patent. Generic. OTCs
too. Reliable. Safe. Easy.
Fast! Order via internet. CC
payment. US Postal Service
delivery. www.phar-
mamx.com.
SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modem. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $400 neg 863-634-9620
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, nice
cond., barely used, 4 wheel
base basket, $800 or best
offer. (863)801-6149


Awning, new, white, 52x48,
$40. (863)467-1965
CHAIN HOISTS, COME
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
separate (863)697-9704.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
EGG INCUBATOR Good
shape, just don't use any-
more. $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message
FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
ous items. Will sell for $100
or will separate.
(863)763-9135
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $575 or best offer
(863)357-7406
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT W/IN-
STALLATION! FREE DVR!
FREE- DVD PLAYER! 3
MONTHS FREE HBO CINE-
MAX! ACCESS 225+' CHAN-
NELS. 100% DIGITAL
CONDITIONS APPLY. CALL
NOW (866)500-4056.
GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
& Stratton, needs work
$400/neg. (863)467-5889


3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
"Last Chance!" 20x26 Now
$3995. 25x30 $5700. 30x40
$8300. 40x60 $12,900. Oth-
ers. Meets 140 M.PH. High-
er available. One end
included. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
13ft long $130
(863)675-8760.


Stenciling for Beginners

Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur-
face, and you donOt have to be an artist to have fin
and make quality stencil prints. All you need is a
full-color, 27-page guidebook, "Stenciling Made
Easy For Beginners." The book features all of the
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-
kins plus four others.

Stenciling Made Easy for Beginners guidebook
(No. P9280)... $8.95
Also available:
How to Stencil If You Think You Can) guidebook
(No. HP2015)... $5.95
Please add $3.00 s&h








12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 23, 2005


GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
doors w/hardware. complete.
4 windows across top $250
will sep. (863)357-3779
MATTRESS COVER- Tempur-
pedic, King size, Good cond
Pd $600. Asking $300.
(863)763-8115 or 824-2607
MINI BLINDS (40) Like new,
various sizes. $50 for all, will
separate. (772)971-9474
VEGETABLE SINK- green, cast
iron, self rimming, 32x21,
and STAINLESS STEEL
SINK- self rimming, 32x21
$15 for both (863)763-7613



TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings



PORTABLE ELECTRONIC IN-
TELLI WRITER- Plus,
Sharpe, asking $50 good
shape (863)357-4831.


BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
13wks old. Two sets of shots
& worming's. $250 each.
(863)228-6141
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1 year
old on Christmas. Neutered,
Have all vet papers. $200.
(863)763-9410
GREAT DANE, neutered male,
11 mos. old, loving, inside
dog, good home only. $300.
(863)983-6406
PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
$35 (863)357-3639
RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
old, ready to go, $200 or
best offer (863)447-0965.
YELLOW LAB Female, good
hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
needs good home w/ room to
run $100 (863)467-0631
YORKIPOO PUPS- Adorable
Teddy Bears. $600 cash
only. (863)357-0037
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.
ZEBRA FINCHES, male & fe-
male with cage, $25.
(863)673-5038 LaBelle



WATER SOFTENER, Kenmore,
asking $250.
(863)467-8504


-U
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751



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


SANYO 25" color. Works
fine. Replaced w/ a newer
model. $125 (863)357-6799
TV SONY FD WEGA 36' flat
screen w/ton of features and
wireless head phones $1000
(772)461-8822


BUSCH TICKETS-(4) Home-
stead, 11/19/05, Sect 212
Row 17, $160 for all will
separate (863)467-8182.


GENERATOR, Craftsman,
5600 watts, Model
#58032 5600. $500.
(863)357-3059
SETTING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


PLAYSTATION II, Brand new.
Still in box. Never used.
$150. Firm. (863)763-3920


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
Wanted to Buy: Tow Car for
RV. (231)631-0250


Agriculture



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



APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $850 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSE 3 y/o mustang,
needs attention, very nice
pretty needs to be broken
$400/neg. (863)634-2139
HORSE- Palomino gelding
10yr old, 15.2 hands $1500.
863-763-3253
REG PASOFINO BAY MARE-
trail rides, trailers, for experi-
enced rider $1500
(863)763-1504.


PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943


LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER, Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both, will sep. 863-763-3920
RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
ROTOTILLER Troy-Bilt pony,
5hp. Good condition
$150/neg. (863)763-3679


TENNESSEE FAINTING
GOATS- $70 call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle
area.


Rentals



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



OKEECHOBEE- lbr furn..
$700/ mo, 1st & Ist plus sec
dep. No pets, Brindaban For-
est, (863)763-7319.


BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly

renovated, incl. washer/dryer,
1st, last & sec. dep, $850 mo.
(561)793-4860
S.W. Section in Town, 3 BR, 1
Ba w/carport & detached work
shop. $1100 mQ. + sec. dep.
&ref's. (954)658-0108



PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
BUILDING, 1275 s.f., Limit-
ed Parking, $2000 mo.
(863)467-8889


OKEE. 1 or 2 br, near water, 3
mo., Starting last week in
Dec. Will pay in advance.
Please call. (304)755-8047
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


ROOMMATE WANTED: Locat-
ed in upscale neighborhood.
Full house privileges. $400
mo., 863-697-9074



'OKEE- Treasure Island 2br,
2ba, Mod Home $1200. mo.
+ 1st mo. & sec dep. Avail
12/15.772-359-6584


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LIQUOR LICENSE, hard to find
7-C.O;P. license. This li-
cense will convert to a 6-
C.O.P. license. Only $75k
down with owner financing
for balance. Better hurry. Re
Max N.P.B. Larry
561-799-1077



OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
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 & Ass.oc.
(561)596-3889


New 4 Bed/21/ Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376
OKEE 2br, 1ba wood frame
in city. $85K Non Negotiable
(941)650-2186
or (863)467-8038
OKEE, Taylor Creek, 3br, 2ba
DWMH w/attached Gar. &
Lanai, Pool & Dock, Many
extras. 379K (863)763-6701
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376



LAKE OKEECHOBEE -320ac
w/ 2400' plus SR78 Hwy
frontage. Across from full
service marina & retail
center. Improved pasture &
oak/cabbage hammocks.
Great investment potential at
$9 million Drew Drake & Co.
RE Broker (239)433-0433
drewdrake.com



RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
(863)467-8889
WATERFRONT Drastic price
reduction. Taylor Creek. Dock,
City water & sewer. Owner
mustsell. Asking $159,900.
Lawrence Associates
(800)543-2495



$10,000 DISCOUNT! Grand
Opening! Ocala area- The
Preserve at Oak Hill. Upscale
equestrian community of 5
to 21 acre parcels. Private,
gated, trails. Discount ends
12/15/05. Broker/Owner.
(352)330-0022.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
Sty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
S800)682-9951 Coastal
arolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolinalifes-
tyle.info.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
vestment 19.5 acres $6,142
down $510/Monthly. Infor-
mation Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP
MOUNTAIN, Western NC.
Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome
views! Acreage w/creeks &
log cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing
Available. (828)247-0081.
FIND PEACE FROM THE
STORMS!
Magnificent Georgia Properties
For Sale:
Timberland, Farmland & Rec-
reational
*Acreage's From 3 TO 3,000*
Call PeachState at
(866)300-7653:
www.farmandtimber.com
GAL 2550
NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN on
mountain top, unfinished in-
side, view, trees, waterfall &
large public lake nearby, no
traffic, $89,900 owner
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1-104
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


GRAND OPENING SALE Phase
2. Lake View Bargains! Wa-
ter access from $34,900 w/
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Sat & Sun
12/10 & 12/11. Huge pre-
construction savings on
beautifully wooded parcels at
34,000 acre lake in Tennes-
see. Enjoy unlimited water
recreation. Surrounded by
state forest. Lakefront
available. Excellent financing!
Call now (800)704-3154 x
701.
Mountain, Lake, and Vacation
Properties available in North-
east Georgia and Western
NC. Contact Exit Realty
(877)203-5151 www.ex-
itng.com
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT
Private community on the
TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2
hours to Nashville. Spec-
tacular views of Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acres from the
$40s. New to Market. Call
(866)339-4966.
OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN
RETREAT Spectacular gated
riverfront mountain commu-
nity near Asheville, NC. 1-8
acre building sites from the
$60s. Borders National For-
est. Community lodge & river
walk. Call (866)292-5762.
SEASON CLOSE-OUT SALE IN
THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES
Gated Waterfront Community
Riverfront and Mountain
Views Available. Prices Start-
ing Low as $46,900. Final
Phase Limited Lots Call
Now! Ask about our lot/
home pkg. Buy Direct from
the Developer SAVE THOU-
SANDS$$$$ (800)559-3095
ext 327 www.river-
crest.com.
"TENNESSEE LAKE PROPER-
TIES" Located on pristine
Norris Lake, TVA's first res-
ervoir. Lakefronts, lake &
mountain views, homes and
land. CALL Lakeside Realty
(423)626-5820 www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com.
TN WEEKEND RETREAT
ACREAGE New lake commu-
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Knoxville. Limited number of
private boat slips. Commu-
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amenities: 1/2 + acres from
$40K. Call (866)292-5769.
Unique 6,000 sq. ft. Lake La-
nier home, private-2ac, 325
ft on lake, exquisite gardens,
waterfalls, boat dock, 50mi.
NE of Atlanta, GA
$1,500,000: Doris, Savage
RE, (770)861-8525.



WANTED To Buy Singlewide
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2000-3000 ft Have occupa-
tional license. Okeechoobe/Vi-
cinity; Cash Ft. Pierce.
772-465-4489


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
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In Quiet 55+ Park. Lawn
maintenance & trash pick up
provided. No outdoor pets.
(863)634-8589 /467-9535.



LOAD LEVELERS & RECEIVER.
Attachment Complete Kit. For
pulling house trailers. Used lx.
$300.neg.(863)697-3070



Okeechobee, 3BR/2BA, $650
mo., 1st, last & sec. req'd.
No exceptions;
(863)467-1967
OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land '05, 2BA, 2BA, no pets,
$850 mo. + 1st, last & Sec
Dep.(863)634-6114



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OKEE 2BR,2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all app. $30K
(863)763-6115 Pam or John
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GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
leave msg.
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HR 1
yr old, asking $1000
(863)763-5535 days
(863)763-1615evenings


AIRSTREAM TRAILER- 34',
'1985, Self contained, Good
condition. $7000.
(863)763-4004


Mas de 40 trails sen-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser santadas. En su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y bajo paga de mensu-
aladad. Llamme para
mas information.
863-234-9804.
Over 40 new Mobile
Homes in stock for im-
mediate delivery. Low
down payments, low
monthly payments.
FEMA and insurance
settlements accepted.
Call (863)675-8888


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers- RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 035



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$8200 (863)946-3857
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
20h'p Electric Merc. start, fish
finder, anchors, swivel seats,
$2000 (863)635-3627.
BASSHAWK BASS BOAT 17'
85 hp Evinrude. Runs great. 2
Depth Finders, Trolling motor
& Trailer (Like New). Never in
salt water. $6000. PIs. call
863-763-7727/772-263-1803
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $400 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
good shape $450
(863)675-6738
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
(954)868-6518
FIBERGLASS V HULL- 14ft,
swivel seats, 9.9 Mariner,
new trolling mtr, batt & trlr,
$2000 neg. (863)763-3551
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Mere., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8900. (863)763-0944
LOWE- 14', Aluminum, Cover,
35hp Johnson, Troll motor,
Fish finder. Trailer New tires.
$2000. (352)206-1193
LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Mere
Outboard, $250
(863)675-6738.
NORTH AMERICAN- 22', 454
Crusader inboard, Warranty,
Show room new, Kept inside
$11,500.954-868-6518
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft.,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Mere w/trail-
er. Will demonstrate. $850.
(863)467-4035
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, trir like new, $6500.
(954)868-6518.


CITATION, '01 & lot in Blue
Cypress RV Park, asking
$50,000 for both.
(863)357-3607
DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331
SALEM 5th WHEEL 1995
w/awning, queen bed, sleeps
6, Big refrigerator & tub. Great
shape w/hitch. $6000. PIs. call
863-763-7727/772-263-1803



BATTERY CHARGER: Pro
Sport 20+, 20 amp., 3 bank.
New, in box. $150.
(863)467-2255
MARINE RADIO- ICOM, Full 5
watts $75. (863)763-7989
OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP
Johnson, long shaft, $450
(863)447-2130.
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to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331
HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84,
Rare. 21K mis., Asking $8,000
(863)634-5753


GMC JIMMY '88, Black. Wilma
took out rear side window.
Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
fer. (863)697-6327


TOYOTA LANDCRUISIER
FJ40-'79, New canvas & drs,
needs finishing. New & refurb.
parts $3500. 239-278-0484


ENCLOSED TRAILER- Small,
Good condition.
$700 239-657-4348 Immok-
alee
UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New
wheels & tires. Good condi-
tion. $1300 or best offer.
(863)763-3406
UTILITY TRAILER, 4X8, asking
$450. (863)675-7275


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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 40101
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 403.
Heavy Duty Trucks-1040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers .4065
Vans 4070



CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER-'97, 2002
Eng., Has new parts. Runs &
Looks good $1500.
(863)763-5178
CROWN VICTORIA- '89, Runs
good. Rebuilt trans. Decent
shape, $1500 or best offer.
(863)357-1938
CROWN VICTORIA- '95, V8,
Police interceptor model, low
mi, Cold A/C, Super charged
$2500.239-633-4069
HONDA ACCORD LX, '90, 4
dr., auto, burgundy, good
condition, runs good, $1500.
(863)763-3931
HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door,
Loaded. Excellent condition.
Great on gas. Many new parts.
$2500 (863)763-3406
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651
PLYMOUTH NEON '97 2
door, white, new tires, 91K mi,
5spd. Great on gas. $1200
(863)214-1286 after 5pm


CHEVY CAMARO Z28 1980,
Lots of extra's! Great restora-
tion project. $2000.
(863)634-6601
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FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel,
4spd, flatbed. Runs good.
$2500 or best offer
(863)634-7318


CAMPER TOP new condition,
fits Ranger Flare-side p/u.
$275 (863)467-8186 or
(863)946-1331
FIBERGLASS TOPPER White,
fits Dodge Dakota truck,
good cond. $600
(863)634-3263
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$275. (863)610-1000
FORD THUNDERBIRD 1990,
Great for parts. $100.
(863)763-8318/464-0305
MOTOR & TRANS. 350 From
Chevy Suburban 1990.
Everything runs good. $900
or will sep. (863)801-3233
TIRES- 4, 31 1050 15" LT,
50% tread. $150
(863)763-1370
TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck
tires, $150 for all, in good
shape (863)697-6033
UTILITY BODY, For 3/4 or 1/2
Ton Truck, 8 Ft., No rust.
$800. (863)801-3233


ALUMINUM TOOL BOXES- 2,
For small truck, Good condi-
tion $120. will separate
239-657-4348 Immokalee
CAMPER TOPPER- For small
bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
dition. Orig. $1370. Asking
$400. (863)467-2777
CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
CHEVY 70 DUMP TRUCK, '85,
$8000 or best offer.
866-294-4011
CHEVY DUALLY '84 Quad
cab, runs good $2200 or best
offer (863)763-8261
FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
headache bar, bumper, tow
bar; $800 or best offer
(863)697-9704.
FORD F150, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
(863)261-5659

FORD F150 '87- 4x4, single
cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,
4 spd, $2500
(239)770-6423
FORD F250 XLT'01- 4x4,
diesel, manual, lots of extras,
$19,500 (561)262-1885.
GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
Diesel, $3500.
866-294-4011


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 205-CP-277
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SONDRA A. MILL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Son-
dra A. Moll, deceased, whose date of
death was October 7, 2005; File Num-
ber 2005-CP-277, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
',,,i i i .c ,, it,,.il ,t -r'. t ..
All creditors of the decedent and other
persona having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DEENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is November 23rd, 2005.
ROBERT M.MOLL
Personal Representative
9 East 40th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Randell C. Done, Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0315321
OOANE & DOANE, PA.
2000 PGA Blvd.. Suite 4410
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Telephone: (561) 656-0200
99501 ON 11/23,30/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on December 1,2005.
Unit #88 Beard
Unit #358 Frazer
Unit #351 Hazcllelf
Unit #228 J&S Trucking
98214 ON 11/16,23/05
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale In the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-CP-227
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Robert W. Curley, Sr.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Robert
W. Curley, Sr., deceased, whose date
of death was August 3, 2005; is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division; File
Number 2005-CP-227; the address of
which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedents estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED..
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS November 22, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Sharon Elaine Robyn
2847 4th Street
Boulder, CO 80304
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Paul R. Stanton, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 202691
Wellisch, Metzger& Stanton, PA.
8603 South Dxie Highway, Suite 207
Miami, FL 33143
Telephone: 305-662-8630
99531 ON 11/23,30/05
REQUEST FOR BIDS
LAWN MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
KING'S BAY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOC.
Service Period: One (1) year, renewable
upon mutual agreement.
Bids Accepted Through: December 20,
2005
Instructions: Bids may be mailed to
King's Bay Homeowners Assoc., 4466
SE 50th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974
or they may be hand delivered to drop
box located on King's Bay office door.
Service Requirements: This contract will
be for full service lawn maintenance of
designated areas within King's Bay.
Contract requirements available at
King's Bay Office. You may call our oft-
fice for further information:
(863) 763-3878.
98011 ON 11/23,27;12/2/05

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Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
RFP 2005-22
Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the re-
habilitation of two (2) single-family homes located in unincorporated Okeechobee
County as a part of the State Housing Iniiative Partnership (S.H.I.P) program.
Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, December 16,
2005 and delivered or mailed to: Mr. George Long, County Administrator, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County will not assume any responsibility
for mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time
and date will not be opened orconsidered.
Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing
Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.R) Program #1 & #2. All bids must be accompa-
nied by Pur-7068 "Public Entity Crime Report," Profof oInsurance, Licenses and
the "Vendor Drug Free Work Place" form. Forms must be fully executed by the re-
sponder and returned with the bid package.
For specific project information contact: Linda Rucks at (863) 763-6731 or by fax
at (863) 763-9203. Specifications may be obtained from the S.H.I.R Administra-
tor located at 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05
p.m. on December 16, 205 in the County Administrators Office at the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse.
A MANDATORY meeting for review of these projects will be held on Wednesday,
November 30, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room at the County Adminis-
tration Annex, 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Any firm who is not in at-
tendance in this room by 10:05 a.m. will be unableto bid.
The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to
reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and
accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals
to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively
seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
98735 ON 11/23/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at
City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and
thereafter to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 919:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY
OF OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED,
BY REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY (SF) TO
COMMERCIAL (C); PROVIDING fOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED
FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Appli-
cation No. 05-012-SSA submitted by property owners, Barry and Valerie Lewis.
The request is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF)
to Commercial (C) fr property located at 402 Northwest 4th Street. Legal de-
scription being Lots 11 and 12, of Bleck in s it; nf nkppihnbpp PlIt Rnok '
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acre(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
DD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CIY CLERK
98764 ON 11/23/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
,- -.,,. i" comber 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at
:a, H1 -.'. fi 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and
thereafter to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 918:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OF-
FICIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF
LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM HEAVY COMMER-
CIAL (CHV) ZONING DISTRICT TO RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY-ONE (RSF-1)
ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance s regarding Rezoning Application No. 05-011-R. The application is
to change the zoning designation from Heavy Commercial (CHV) to Residential
Single Family-One (RSF-1) for vacant property located at 412 Southeast 2nd
Street. Legal description beng:ot 3 and the West 1/2 of Lot 2, Block 254, Town
of Okeechobee Replat of Blocks 252, 253 and 254, Plat Book 2, Page 4, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that it any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. Ciy Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior tothe proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
98778 ON 11/23/05

NOTICE OF CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
BY THE CITY COUNCIL, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee City Council will meet in Closed Ex-
ecutive Session to discuss pending administrative proceedings concerning GRIT
Insurance Company.
The proposed Executive Session will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 imme-
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The proposed discussion shall be confined to settlement negotiation or strategies re-
lang tolitigation expenditures concerning pending litigation with GRIT Insurance
Company
Notice s hereby given that the following will e in attendance: Mayor James E. Kirk,
Council Members Noel Chandler, Dowling R. Watford, Jr., Lowry Markham, Lydia
Jean Williams, City Attorney John Cook, City Administrator Brian Whitehall.
A court reporter will be present to record the session and the transcript shall be
made part of the public record upon conclusion of the litigation.
By: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Lane Gamiota, CMC, City Clerk
98784 ON 11/23/05