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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 328 Thursday, November 24, 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 SW. 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: 158
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.90 feet


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

Index


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Community Events


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Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ........... 4
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Big Lake, Seacoast to merge


Big Lake Financial,
Seacoast signed
agreement Tuesday
By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Big Lake Financial Corporation,
headquartered in Okeechobee,
signed an agreement Nov. 22 to
merge with Seacoast Banking Cor-
poration of Florida.
The merger will most likely


bring about a change in the name
of the bank as the two banks are
combined together, according to
Dennis Hudson, III, chairman and
CEO for Seacoast. The Stuart bank
is known as First National Bank, he
said.
Mr. Hudson highlighted what
will not change with the merger -
the people.
In addition, Big Lake sharehold-
ers will become shareholders in
the combined company.
Big Lake president Joe Mullins


will become president of First
National's Big Lake region that
serves Okeechobee, Highlands,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry and DeSo-
to counties.
In addition, Mr. Hudson said he
hopes the rest of the Big Lake staff
will remain and continue to pro-
vide the "excellent service they
have provided for more than 20
years."
"We are just like Big Lake a
community bank," said Mr. Hud-
son. "We have been headquar-


tered in Stuart for over 75 years.
We see great opportunities to
combine the two organizations
into one. The merger is a good
effort to grow the combined
organizations into one."
With the signing of the defini-
tive merger agreement, Big Lake
will add approximately $312 mil-
lion in assets, $200 million in loans
and $286 million in deposits, and
nine offices in six Central Florida
counties, according to a company
news release.


Edwin Walpole, III and H.
Gilbert Culbreth, Jr., are members
of Big Lake's board and will join
the board of First National Bank
and Trust Company of the Trea-
sure Coast (First National) upon
the merger of Big Lake National
Bank into First National.
"We cannot conceive of a bet-
ter partner to help us build upon
our hometown banking tradition,"
said Mr. Walpole. "A predecessor
See Merge -Page 2


Airport lease



rates OK'd



by the county


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
approved new lease rates and
lease provisions for the airport
and industrial park at their meet-
ing Tuesday.
The board met on Tuesday
this week instead of on their
usual meeting day of Thursday.
They also approved the Florida
Department of Transportation's
(FDOT) five-year work program
for Okeechobee County.
Airport and industrial park
manager Vernon Gray had pre-
sented a set of minimum stan-
dards and rules and regulations


for the operation of the airport
and industrial park at a previous
meeting. Commissioners then
offered some suggestions that
Mr. Gray incorporated into the
final document that was
approved Tuesday, Nov. 22.
He said he had removed the
rules and regulations from the
document, but went on to say
they would be included in the
wording of individual leases
where they would be more
enforceable.
The document stated that
leasing of lots that have access to
runways and taxiways would be
limited to a specific list of aero-


See Rates


Page 2


Local man



killed in crash



on S.R. 710


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 27-year-old Okeechobee
man was killed as a result of
an early morning accident on
S.R. 710 Wednesday morning.
Pronounced dead at the
scene by Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescued personnel was
Elias Caballero. Valentin
Bautista, a passenger in the
vehicle operated by Mr.
Caballero was airlifted by


Aeromed to St. Mary's Hospi-
tal in West Palm Beach where
he is listed in serious condi-
tion.
A third passenger in the
vehicle was not identified as
of newspaper deadline, but
was taken by ambulance to
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee.
According to a press
release by Deputy Adrian

See Crash -Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting Tuesday
night, the Okeechobee County
School Board elected new offi-
cers, established hurricane
make-up days and acted on four
recommendations for expulsion.
The school district missed five
school days to Hurricane Wilma.
The state has approved a waiver
of three of those days. The board
approved as make up days Jan. 3,
2006, which was originally
scheduled as a teacher workday,
and Feb. 20, 2006, which was
originally scheduled as Presi-
dent's Day holiday.
At the Noy. 22 meeting, Super-
intendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper said those days were the
"least obtrusive" to the schedule.
She said the school system want-
ed to schedule makeup days that
would not interfere with Thanks-
giving and Christmas holidays,
spring break and would be




Woman i
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
A helicopter accident at the
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Sunday evening took the life of
one of the pilots, 24-year-old
Johnny Campiglia of Pompano
Beach.
Mr. Campiglia's helicopter
service transported people
between the speedway and
Miami International Airport. He
had planned to make one more
flight Sunday night before head-
ing home. It was recently report-
ed that his seven-seat luxury heli-
copter clipped another helicopter
trying to land at the speedway's
helipad Sunday night before
crashing into an RV parked near-
by.
Mary Kinsey, an Okeechobee
resident, has come forward with
an eyewitness account of what
took place just minutes before
the two helicopters collided.
"We were parked approxi-
mately 150 yards away in the
handicap parking lot when the


scheduled before FCAT tests.
Only one day was missed due
to Hurricane Katrina and that day
has already been made up.
Once a year in November the
school board is required to elect
new officers and set a regular
meeting date, time and place.
David Williams retained his seat
as chairman and Joe Arnold was
re-elected vice chairman. The
board voted to continue meeting
at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday
of each month at the school
board building, 700 S.W Second
Ave.
Turning to recommendations
for expulsion, the board voted to
expel a ninth grader at New
Endeavor High School for defi-
ance of authority and inappropri-
ate personal conduct. A seventh
grader at New Endeavor was
expelled for defiance of authority
and possession of a controlled
substance. A sixth grader at
Osceola Middle School was
expelled for inappropriate per-


sonal conduct. A second ninth
grader at New Endeavor was
expelled for defiance of authority.
In other action, the board:
voted to advertise to amend
the board policy on the student
progression plan;
amended the policy on pur-
chasing policies and bidding;
awarded a contract for roof
repairs at Yearling Middle School
in the amount of $51,650 to Sut-
ter Roofing;
approved a change order
for Okeechobee High School
Building 8 renovations in the
amount of $540,386;
appointed Kelly Owens to
serve as trustee for the Florida
School Board Insurance Trust;
appointed India Riedel to
the Small School District Council
Consortium Board of Directors;
and,
rescheduled next month's
meeting from Dec. 13 to Dec. 6
because of conflicts with an edu-
cational meeting.


witness to crash


accident occurred," stated Mary
Kinsey. "The race had already
ended when the larger helicopter
(Mr. Campiglia's) came in from
the south. He was coming in low
when a smaller helicopter
approached from the direction of
the Keys.
"The smaller helicopter was
traveling awfully fast, then sud-
denly made a sharp turn toward
the larger helicopter. As I
watched, I told my stepson,
'They're too close. They're not
going to make it.' After he made
the turn, he hit the larger helicop-
ter in the rotor and they both
went down," she said.
Mrs. Kinsey went on to say
that the smaller helicopter hit the
bigger one as it was trying to land.
"The bigger one was already
trying to land when the smaller
one came up on top of him," she
recalled. "I'll never forget that
noise. It was nothing like the
noise of a car crash. It's hard to
describe, but I do know I'll never
forget it."
Tim Monville, a National


Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB) senior air investigator
stated in an earlier interview with
another newspaper that the pilot
of the smaller helicopter told
investigators that lights coming
from the speedway and police
vehicles were distracting.
"There were news, police and
transport helicopters every-
where," said Mrs. Kinsey. "The
lights of the police cars, the
portable street lights and the fire-
works people were putting off in
the parking lots made it difficult to
see."
As Mrs. Kinsey continued to
watch, the two helicopters disap-
peared behind the large souvenir
stands.
"I watched them until they
disappeared behind the souvenir
stands. Then I heard the crash
noises and saw a great deal of
smoke," she said. "It's a miracle
that more people weren't killed
or injured. There are so many
See Helicopter Page 2


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Mary Kinsey (right) was at the final NASCAR race of the season
at the Homestead-Miami Speedway this last weekend with her
husband Robert Kinsey (left) when she witnessed the helicop-
ter accident that took place following championship race.


Gobble, gobble: Happy Thanksgiving

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This turkey stopped long enough to say, "Happy Thanksgiving". He was spotted sneak-
ing through a yard in southwest Okeechobee Tuesday afternoon.




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News Briefs State Farm insurance to increase its rates


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

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

Book on area
currently on sale
OKEECHOBEE The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads" is
currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechbbee 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 mort-
gages for very low and low-income
applicants.
For prequalification for this loan,
call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
seat for one of our homebuyer
classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at9 a.m.

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.

State revokes
medical licenses
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) -
The state has revoked the medical
licenses of two doctors at a shut-
tered clinic where the paralyzing
botulism toxin was apparently
injected in place of cosmetic Botox,
the state Health Department said
Tuesday.
Bach McComb, who allegedly
paralyzed himself and three friends
with fake anti-wrinkle shots con-


training the botulism toxin, lost the
right to practice medicine and was
ordered to pay $14,750 in fines and
costs.
Shelly Wolland of North Miami
lost her medical license and was
fined $15,000 and ordered to pay
$39,000 in costs for administering
injections after she had been
barred from doing so in March
2002.
"We don't revoke people's
licenses lightly. It's a very serious
step," said Dr. Glenn Moran of Plan-
tation, a member of the state Board
of Osteopathic Medicine. "These
were very serious offenses. It was
the appropriate action to protect
the people of the state of Florida."


FORT LAUDERDALE State
Farm Florida Insurance Co. has
been given approval to increase
homeowners insurance rates by an
average of 8.6 percent across Florida.
The state's largest home insurer
could raise premiums for some
customers by as much as 40 per-
cent in Broward County, 35 percent
in Palm Beach County and 37.9
percent in Miami-Dade County.
The Office of Insurance Regulation
made the ruling Tuesday.
The increase is mainly due to


higher costs of non-hurricane
claims and the rising price of build-
ing materials, said Joe Soto, State
Farm Florida spokesman.
"There's a lot of other factors
that affected (rates)," Soto said. "It
wasn't just hurricanes."
The new rates will take effect
Feb. 1 for new policies and April 1
for renewals.
State Farm covers more than
79,000 single-family, mobile home,
condo and renter policies in
Broward County and more than


69,000 policies in Palm Beach
County.
Steve Burgess, state insurance
consumer advocate, questioned
some of the insurer's requests for
higher premiums.
"I'm inclined to say that I'm dis-
appointed that they granted them
the total amount of the increase
that (State Farm Florida) asked for,
because I thought we asked them
very credible issues that they
should have taken into account,"
Burgess said.


The state's third largest home
insurer, Allstate Floridian, said
Tuesday it was appealing a deci-
sion to deny its proposed increases.
Last month, state Insurance
Commissioner Kevin McCarty told
Allstate Floridian that his office was
rejecting its proposed increase
because the company did not pro-
vide assumptions for catastrophe
models the insurer used in its rate
request.
The company had requested
average statewide increases of 16.3


percent, and 24.4 percent for cus-
tomers covered by the company's
Allstate Floridian Indemnity Co.
subsidiary.
"We understand this (rate
request) is not popular, but it's nec-
essary," Allstate Floridian
spokesman Ryan Priest said. "...
We're still adamant that that is a
rate that is actuarially justified and
appropriate."


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nautical businesses. The document
lists minimum standards for ten-
ants, requirements for the applica-
tion for a lease and indicates action
to be followed in processing an
application.
Mr. Gray stated that nearby air-
ports are asking .10-cents a square
foot to lease property. The rate at
Okeechobee had been .4 cents a
square foot. After some discussion,
commissioners set the lease rate at
.8 cents a square foot in order to be
competitive.
Commissioner Clif Betts asked
how the county could double its
rate and still lease lots when they
have not been able to lease them at
half the price.
Mr. Gray said he had a stack of
prospective tenants and was only
waiting on approval of rates and
policies.
"I believe that by next year we
can rent the entire park," Mr. Gray
remarked, and urged commission-
ers to hold him to that promise.
There was good news from
Susan King of FDOT. She reported
that work on four laneing of S.R. 70
between the St. Lucie County line
and Berman Road should begin by
2009, and construction of the
remaining stretch between
Berman Road and 34th Avenue
should begin by 2011.
Repair and rehabilitation of the
U.S. 441 S. E. bridge over Taylor
Creek is also included in the five-
year plan.
In other action, the board:
abandoned a platted right-of-
way in Country Meadows subdivi-
sion;
adopted ordinances amend-
ing the Okeechobee County Com-
prehensive Plan;
voted to support the efforts of
Highland County to obtain a grant
for a joint land use study of the area
surrounding the Avon Park Air
Force Range;
executed a grant agreement
with the Florida Department of
Community Affairs to be applied
toward preparation of a transporta-
tion concurrency management sys-
tem;
authorized refinancing of jail
bonds;
awarded a contract to Farmer
& Irwin for $92,349 for plumbing
work at the jail,
authorized lease of a dou-
blewide modular building for the
road department and a singlewide
modular building for the recreation
department for temporary replace-
ment of storm-damaged buildings;
authorized staff to work
toward securing an easement on
the Davis property along Ferrell
Road;
authorized staff to determine if
Greenways and Trails should be
allowed to install kiosks along the
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail in
Okeechobee County; and,
authorized County Adminis-
trator George Long to work with
the county engineer to develop
plans and estimate costs of
drainage improvements proposed
by individual commissioners.


Community Events


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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation, Brighton, Adults
basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.;
Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon;
El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from
6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the
dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library
at (863) 763-3536.


Merge

Continued From Page 1
to First National operated until 1933
in Okeechobee as Citizens Bank of
Okeechobee. Seacoast's roots
extend back to its founding many
years ago in our town. Today, as our
community has grown, so have its
banking needs. Our alignment with
another high quality, local commu-
nity bank will provide us with a
greater capability to meet those
needs and better opportunities for
our officers and employees."
According to the release, Big
Lake has a solid deposit base and
its overall funding costs are well


Helicopter

Continued From Page 1
motor homes and vehicles
crammed into a small area that this
could have been much worse."
When the NTSB was contacted,
Jeffrey Kennedy, the NTSB regional
director for the Southeast Regional
Area, stated that Mrs. Kinsey's
statements were consistent with
other eyewitness accounts of the
accident.
"I knew that I had to come for-
ward when I read some of the
accounts of the accident and saw
some of the reports on television,"
explained Mrs. Kinsey. "It was a ter-
rible accident and I wanted to be
sure that the pilot of the larger heli-
copter (Campiglia) was not


below its peers. At the end of Sep-
tember, the bank's deposit base
included 30 percent non-interest-
bearing accounts and 90 percent
core deposit accounts.
The merger agreement provides
that Big Lake's shareholders will
receive a total 1,775,000 shares of
Seacoast common stock in the
transaction for all outstanding
shares of Big Lake stock, the release
stated. Based on today's closing
price for Seacoast shares, the trans-
action has a value of approximately
$43,000,000.
The transaction is scheduled to
close early next year, subject to
approval by Big Lake's sharehold-
ers and regulatory authorities.


blamed for it. I know what I saw.
He did nothing wrong."
Mrs. Kinsey and her husband
Robert have been avid NASCAR
fans for many years. Their home is
a virtual NASCAR museum with
every inch of wall space filled with
NASCAR memorabilia. They have
been to most of tracks in the South-
east. This was the first time they
had been to Homestead in three
years.
"It was a great race and an excit-
ing finish to the season. It was terri-
ble that the weekend ended this
way," said Mrs. Kinsey.


Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced that
with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School, which
were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children were helped.
The families faced a great deal of destruction during the hurricanes. Many
of the children lost all of their clothing and toys because the roofs of their
homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council also received funds
from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elementary School donated a
check that they received from children in Minnesota. The additional
monies granted several families assistance after the original funds were
depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the children and families of
Okeechobee. Other families who still requested assistance were referred
to the Red Cross.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiving
reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and Head Start.
You may also get information at this number regarding just what early
learning programs are available in Okeechobee County. Many children
are currently being enrolled in school readiness programs.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are current-
ly taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott
Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair, birth to 8 months infants, 8 to
18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos, 3 year olds, and
uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn" baby bucks to purchase
items for their baby at the Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare is not pro-
vided. However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


Crash

Continued From Page 1
Rogers of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) a
1997 International 4000 series
truck operated by Victorino Car-
dosa Juan, 33, of Wilson, N.C.,
was stopped at the traffic light
on S.R. 710 at S.E. 36th Terrace
at 7:15 a.m.
Antonio Acevedo, 28, of
Okeechobee was a passenger
with Mr. Juan.


Deputy Rogers stated in the
press release that the Interna-
tional truck was pointed south
when a Ford F-250 pickup truck
driven by Mr. Caballero
approached the light. The
deputy said Mr. Caballero appar-
ently failed to stop and struck Mr.
Juan's vehicle in the back.
Both Mr. Juan and Mr. Aceve-
do refused medical treatment,
stated Deputy Rogers in his
release.
The accident is still under
investigation.


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South Elementary announces first nine week awards


South Elementary School is
proud to announce the winners
of awards at the ceremony held
on Nov. 3 to honor the achieve-
ments of students for the first
nine weeks of the 2005-2006
school year.
Awards were
given in various
areas and
grade levels.
The follow-
ing list of stu-
dent awards
recipients
are for fourth graders.
The Golden Eagle Awards
were presented to fourth grade
students including Kolby Golliher
and Bethany Stuart.
Silver Awards winners were
as follows: Tuff Durrance,
Danyelle Sheffield and McKenzie
Richey.
Winners of the Bronze Award
for student achievement were:
Caleb Bockoras, Hannah Mayers,
Zane Moreland and Bradley
Zabitosky.
The reading award presented
to fourth grade students were as
follows: Danyelle Sheffield,
Bethany Stuart, Lauren Hazellief,
Kristin Higgins, Maribel Hernan-
dez, Cody Mullin, Cheyeann
Schaeffer, Juana Rodriguez, Zane
Moreland and Anali Torres.
Students receiving awards for
math performance included:
Kolby Golliher, Tuff Durrance,
Michael Russell, Jennie Busbin,
Maribell Hernandez, Johnny
Sanchez, Tyler Etherton, McKen-
zie Richey, Casey Lewis and
Paola Prada.
Art and Creativity awards
were presented to the following
fourth grade students: Caleb
Bockoras, Ashton Rogers, Kyle
Sarros, Jennifer Heil, Lance
Crum, Tyler Etherton, Eddie
Neal, Kutter Crawford and Bon-
nie Little.
Science awards were award-
ed to fourth grade students
including: Danyelle Sheffield,
Tuff Durrance, Hannah Mayers,


Brennan Duffy, McKenzie Richey,
Zane Moreland, Bradley
Zabitosky and Mary Bushatz.
Process Writing awards were
received by: Kolby Golliher,
Bethany Stuart, Austin McDaniels
and Skyler McCormick.
Awards for 'Big Improvement'
were presented to the following
fourth grade students: Caleb
Bockoras, Tuff Durrance,
Danyelle Sheffield, Hannah May-
ers, Harlie Elliott, Lauren Hazel-
lief, Tabatha Henry, Lorraine Lut-
jen, Jennie Busbin, Jasmin
Sanchez, Nicole Ihle, Kyle Sarros,
Casey Travers, Alyssa Sinclair,
Alexandra Torres, Cameron
Schreier, Jonathan Ritter, and
Delfino Garcia.
The 'Homework Heroes' of
the fourth grade were: Caleb
Bockoras, Alma Bucio, Tuff Dur-
rance, Kolby Golliher, Ashton
Rogers, Danyelle Sheffield, Sam
Smalls, Stormy Stokes, Bethany
Stuart, Chase Sutton, Anali Tor-
res, Connor Varnadore, Cor-
nelius Horton, Skyler
McCormick, Joel Rodriguez, Ash-
ton Armstrong, Jennie Busbin,
Brennan Duffy, Megan Hall,
Tabatha Henry, Joseph Lepere,
Hannah Mayers, Jasmin
Sanchez, Sarah Powell, Rabon
Carrier, Trenton Hickman, Brit-
tany Milrot, Natasha Williams,
Naomi Cook, Kutter Crawford,
Brittany Duran, Casey Lewis, Ben
Wilson, Alex Smith, Cheyeann
Schaeffer, Eric Sanchez, Daniel
Robels, Sam Smalls, Ashley
Baggett, Hanna Bostwick, Delfi-
no Garcia, Zane Moreland,
McKenzie Richey, Patricia Navar-
ro Katelyn Oden and Paola
Prado.
Awards for students Personal
Best were presented to: Anali
Torres, Danyelle Sheffield, Jennie
Busbin, Michael Russell, Cody
Mullin, Marshall Hale, Hanna
Bostwick, Typer Etherton, Ash-
ton Armstrong and Patricia
Navarro.
Awards in music performance
were presented to: Tequiria


Harper and Ashalee Dreher.
Katelyn Oden, Bradley
Zabitosky and Jose Garcia
received awards for PE. perform-
ance for fourth grade students.
South Elementary School fifth
grade students who received
awards for the first nine weeks
were as follows:
Golden Eagle Award was pre-
sented to Joshua Engler.
Silver Eagle Awards were pre-
sented to Stephanie Deal, Audrey
Metcalf, Jack Redebaugh, Jessica
Suit, NickValcaniant.
Bronze Eagle Awards were
received by Sadie Buenaventura,
Jordan Faircloth, Stephen Geary,
Rylee Martin, Danielle Crane, Macy
Gamiotea, Stephen Jose, Alexis
Torres, Zachary Aguilar, Kailey
Hoover, Bryan Levins, Paige
Rivero, Jessica Treece, Dalton Mur-
ray, Christiana Ortiz and Damon
Prescott.
Reading awards for fifth grade

students were presented to the fol-
lowing students: Kayla Nelson,
Dezare Hernandez, Ashley Mullin,
Stephen Jose, Stephanie Deal, Jes-
sica Suit, Estrella Hernandez and
Savannah Neese.
Math Awards for fifth grade stu-
dents were presented to Darin
Walker, Joshua Engler, Alexis Tor-
res, Katelyn Schaeffer, Damon
Presecott, Anthony Abdelquader,
Angelina Bucio and Stephen
Geary.
Awards in Art and Creativity
were presented to Damien Snow-
ball, Kaine Sarros, Jack Rade-
baugh and Nick Valcaniant.
Awards for student perform-
ance in Science went to: Gianan
Shackleford, Macy Gamiotea, Dal-
ton Murray, Savannah Neese,
Dezare Hernandez, Brandon Par-
ramore, Kailey Hoover and Jessica
Suit.
Social Studies awards were
received by Macy Gamiotea,
Stephen Geary, Stephon Williams,
Jenna Wolff, Audrey Metcalf, Jack
Radebaugh, Savannah Neese and
Algeron Morris.
Process Writing awards were


presented to the following fifth
grade students: Damien Snowball,
Payton Stokes, Da'Tron Smith,
Angelina Bucio, Derrek Boykin,
Carson Harris and Christiana Ortiz.
Big Improvements were seen
in Kaine Kent, Macy Gamiotea,
Tiffany Hargis and Dustin
McCloskey affording them the
awards in this category.
Homework Heroes for fifth
grade students included the fol-
lowing: Kayla Nelson, Dezare Her-
nandez, Stephon Williams, Derrek
Boykin, Stephanie Deal, Joshua
Engler, Kailey Hoover, Audrey Met-
calf, Paige Rivero, Daniel Ruiz,
Nick Valcaniant, Angelina Bucio,
Sadie Buenaventura, Danielle
Crane, Macy Gamiotea, Stephen
Jose, Monica Mitchell, D.J. Wash-
ington and Christiana Ortiz.
Awards for Personal Best were
received by Stephen Jose, Monica
Mitchell, Kayla Nelson, Joshua
Engler, Payton Stokes, Christiana
Ortiz.
P.E performance awards were
received by Alicia Richards and
Dalton Murray.
Awards for music perform-
ance were received by Dalton
Murray and Brandon Parramore.
Fifth grade students receiving
WSEE News awards included
Stephon Williams, Ashely Mullin,
Jenna Wolff, Jessica Suit, Bran-
don Parramore, Kailey Hoover,
Jack Radebaugh, Scarlett Viers,
Michael Valladares, Khadijah
Murray, Gage Lamb, Jessica
Treece and Caleb Bockoras.


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Character Counts
Seminole's Character Counts students were treated to a pizza and pop party on Thurs-
day, Nov. 3.


Obituaries


Margaret Catherine
MacDonald
Margaret Catherine MacDon-
ald, age 80, of Okeechobee, died
Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at the
Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
Mrs. MacDonald was born May 3,
1925, in West Collingswood, N.J.,
to Henry and Marguerite Hughes.
She was a homemaker and mem-
ber of the New Testament Baptist
Church having moved to Okee-
chobee from Hollywood, Fla., in
1988.
Mrs. MacDonald was preceded
in death by: her husband of 58
years, Robert MacDonald.
She is survived by: two daugh-
ters, Joyce Schauer of Bothell,
Wash., and Amy Mataushek of
Okeechobee; brother, Henry
Hughes of Okeechobee; and, nine
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 26, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel with
Pastor Jim Gilbert of New Testa-
ment Baptist officiating. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


Joseph Frances Kunkel
Joseph Frances Kunkel, age 89,
died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, in
West Palm Beach. He was born
April 21, 1916, in Webster, Mass. He
was a member of the Standard
Breed Owners Association of Mass-
achusetts, New York and Florida,
and was also a member of the Unit-
ed States Trotting Association. He
enjoyed race horses, fishing, and
big game hunting.
He.is preceded in death by: his
wife, Gertrude Kunkel.
Survivors include: his daughter,
Betty Kunkel (Jay'Long) of Palm
Beach Gardens and his brother,
John (Elizabeth) Kunkel of Web-
ster, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made to
Matt Lauer's Hospice of Palm
Beach County, 5300 East Aye., West
Palm Beach, Fla. 33407.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Vernis L. Stout
Vernis L. Stout, age 88, was
born Nov. 28,1916, and left us to be
with his Lord on Nov. 21, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Stout was a
Gideon, Mason, Scottish Rite, and
Shriner. He was involved in doing
missionary work bringing people


to the Lord. Mr. Stout delivered
messages to the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility on Saturday
mornings for over 25 years and also
went to the correctional centers
delivering messages and saving
many souls. He loved everyone he
came into contact with and we
know that he will be missed a lot
but he is where he can be in peace
now and forever.
He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Judy Lauer.
Mr. Stout is survived by: his wife,
Glenda Stout of Okeechobee; sons,
Dennis (Beverly) Stout of Okee-
chobee and David Stout of St.
Louis, Mo.; stepchildren, Charlotte
Jones, Michael Heaps, Patrick
Heaps, and Pamela Dillow of Per-
ryville, Mo.; one sister, Irene.Schuck
of St. Louis, Mo,; 20 grandchildren;
32 great-grandchildren; and, 13
great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., on Friday, Nov. 25, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 3
p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Further serv-
ices will be in Perryville, Mo. under
the direction of Miller Funeral
Home (573) 547-6511.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
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GATORS VS. 'NOLES: This is for all the Gators fans in Okeecho-bee.
The year is 2005, and the 'Noles will bury the Gators alive! The 'Noles will
torture the Gators so bad, that the Gators fans will start to yell and get
madl Bobby knows how to play the game. That's why the Gators fans will
go insane.

FLAGLER PARK: I wonder if everyone thought that the Hamrick fami-
ly might want the property back because it is worth a lot of money. They
might be trying to get the property back with the letter about the Hamrick
Trust.

TRASH PICKUP: I read aboutWaste Management not doing their jobs
in picking up waste materials and then charging us for work that they
don't do. I agree with the person who said that the.service is bad. I didn't
ask the county to pick up my trash; they forced it on me and I have to pay
taxes in order to get it picked up. I have to call them nearly every other
week. I live in Basswood and I don't appre-ciate having to pay for some-
thing that I can't get service on. I pay for weekly pickup and I am tired of
paying and not getting services.

CONCRETE JUNGLE; This is to the County Commissioners. You built
the Harvey Highway and dedicated it to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey. From U.S.
441 to Palm Creek Village the concrete jungle has been very unkempt. It
isan insult to the Harvey family and to our comrmu-nity. I would think that
the Okeechobee County government should be able to keep that area up
better than they have these past years.

VANDALISM: The young people of Okeechobee complain that there
is nothing to do here. Let's look at the Jaycee Park at the fishing pier. It
was built with picnic tables and volleyball courts. They had no respect for
it. Underage drinking and vandalism keep tearing it up. I think that it is
time for the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office to put a stop to the van-
dalism.

FLOOD INSURANCE: People were complaining on the TV news that
they paid their flood insurance premiums and could not get any coverage
for their losses. Can you tell me, is the Ilood insurance plan with the Fed-
eral government? Is it part of FEMA? Can you tell me please? Editor's
Note: Flood insurance is through and paid by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEML4).)

THANKFUL: I would like to thank a man who works at a local car
dealership. I bought a used van the day before Hurricane Wilma. I lost so
much in the hurricane that when they found out, they forgave the last
$1,000 that I owed them. They put in three bells, a pulley and fixed the
leak in my brake line and let me drive it away. I would like to thank them
publicly, especially the man who even filled the tank with gas so that I
could make it home OK. I just need to thank them very much for %what
they did for me. I will never again laugh at an-other used car salesman
joke. What they did was far above and be-yond and I am very thankful to
them for what they did. Please, please tell them how much I think of
what they did and wish them avery Happy Thanksgiving.

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Community Events

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 activities, 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 41p.m. There will be bargains in
antiques, collectibles, clothing and small furniture.

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 din-
ners are $5. To purchase a ticket, call the Grace Christian School at
(863) 763-3072.




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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wise
Looking Back...
The desire to be a merchant and serve the public is a strong trait which runs throughout the Raulerson family, along with
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Upcoming Events


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. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 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, orpene Roddenberry at 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome,House, 1925
U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using
alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their 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 ol 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.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
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 on 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.


Community Events

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
Sp.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.

Sunrise Theater topic of talk show
SFamily Stations, Inc., will hold a radio talk show at,7:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 26. The special guest will be David Jenkins, execu-
tive director of the Fort Pierce Sunrise Theater. The subject of the
talk show will be the scheduled opening of the Sunrise Theater;
how to become a member; and, economic projections for the
theater. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. For information, call (772) 461-4662.

Radio club sponsoring hamfest
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a hamfest
on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center,
1750 U.S. 98 N., beginning at 8 a.m. There will be free parking, a
ham radio flea market and hourly drawings for door prizes. There
will be a grand prize drawing at 2 p.m. and you must be present to
win. For information, contact Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454.

Eastern Star plan 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 am. 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-
6066.

SES advisory council will meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet
Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invit-
ed.
SLa escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 29 de novienbre, alas 4
p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados
de asistir.

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 bv calling their office at (863) 357-6246; or, visiting
their office at 111 N.E. Second St.

Hours change for Festival of Trees
Because of the'cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday
Tour of Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the hours
for their festival of trees. The festival of trees will be held Monday,
Nov. 29, through Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 am. until 8p.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 p.m.

City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting
ceremony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Partici-
pating in the ceremony will be the chorus group from Okee-
chobee County schools, as well as SantaClaus.

Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and
on Dec. 1,2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 14 and 15. He will be in the park
from 6 until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children.
Pictures with Santa Claus will cost $1.


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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 24, 2005


Community Events


Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it annual
Law and Order Awards Night on Dec. 17. Social hour will start at 6
p.m. and thedinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person
and are available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Qkeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department. For information, call Tom Elmore at
(863) 763-7370 or (863) 801-3142.
Special Christmas celebration planned
The annual Christrmas Around the World celebration will be held
Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth
St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity pageant, live ani-
mals, booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be there. For infor-
mation, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck begin-
ning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and north-
east sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast sec-
tion of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of
the city.
New class available at IRCC
A class will be available at the Indian River Community College
Dixon-Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., for coaches, anyone
with physical education on their certification or other interested par-
ties entitled. The class is entitled Care and Prevention of Athletic
Injuries IRCC reference number 86771. The class will run for three
consecutive weekends beginning Jan. 6-7, 2006. This will be a three-
credit class that will cover what to look concerning sports injuries, the
prevention of sports injuries and how to protect yourself from poten-
tial lawsuits. For information, contact Candi Walker at (863) 467-6778.
OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung
at (863) 462-5043.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are
Saturday and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m'. Volunteers are also
needed to work on the following committees: public relations,
fundraising, legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination.
An experienced bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371. for
information.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.
Benefits lelp available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due
to Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may con-
tact the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at
(863) 763-8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462
U.S. 98 N. in the County Administration Annex. The office is open
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m.
until p.m. A', ... ; : .
Baptist Ciirch opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, D\'Ds and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and,
Sunday from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 763-2171.
DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who
are home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More.than a Revolutionary". Jan.
17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth.
"The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the
Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certificates
and Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the contestants.
The winner from each school will receive a.monetary award. For
information, call (863) 763-2492.
Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their llth annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of toys is
currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are
turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christmas
dinners. Families can be adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863)
763-5725. For monetary donations, checks should be made out to Big
Lake Missions Outreach.
VNA giving flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will be giving flu shots in
their offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The shots will be given from 9 until 11
a.m. and from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no
charge for Medicare patients. For those who do not have Medicare,*
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Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR,.First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace
at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863)
763-2488.

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

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Vegetables Now Available!

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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 program
during the Christmas season.


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GRATIFIED.

We have weathered another incredible hurricane season,
though many of us are still reeling from Hurricane Wilma's destructive power.
We have seen an incredible force of nature, but we have also witnessed
another awesome force-the powerful strength of people coming together.


In the hard days after Wilma, we've witnessed people helping one another.
We've seen individuals coming together in selfless cooperation. We've watched
our communities embody the spirit of caring. And so, we want to express our sinci
appreciation to all the people who have helped us through this crisis.

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TO OUR CUSTOMERS You have patiently accepted many difficulties in our stores brought on by
unusual circumstances. You have been thoughtful and considerate interacting with other customers and our associate
And you have generously contributed to help others victimized by this-and many other-storms, by donating what y,
can at our registers. For your kindness, your compassion, and your enduring good spirit, we thank you.

TO OUR ASSOCIATES Before Wilma hit, you worked hard to prepare our stores. And after the storm, you work(
even harder to repair and replenish Publix stores, often in spite of your own property damage and other hardships.
For your tireless focus on serving our customers, and your family's support and understanding during this trying time
we thank you all.

TO OUR SUPPLIERS AND BROKERS You have been there with us, side-by-side, working to replenish our stoi
shelves to meet customer demand. You have been there for us, laboring to meet our every request for products, makil
special deliveries, and responding to our needs in the field. For your priceless contribution to our recovery, we thank y<

TO OUR UTILITIES PROVIDERS, EMERGENCY SERVICES, RELIEF AGENCIES AND VOLUNTEER!
You have worked day and night to help clear roads, protect property, and restore power. You have aided the injured ar
saved lives. For your prompt response after Wilma's disruption and devastation, for your selfless sharing of time,
for embodying the spirit of teamwork, we thank you.


We will never forget all that each of you has done for one another, for our
communities, and for us. We mourn the devastation of any hurricane, but we
celebrate our communities' survival. We applaud the tremendous spirit of the
neighborhoods where we live and work. We are thankful to be so blessed.


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Trying to keep warm
This wood stork is fluffed up against the cold winds that
blew through Okeechobee just before Thanksgiving.

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 program
during the Christmas season.
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.


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FEMA urges evacuees

to update information
ATLANTA As the Dec. 1 company for the status of any
deadline nears for the Department claims.
of Homeland Security's Federal Call the FEMA housing refer-
Emergency Management Agency ral service at 1-800-762-8740 or 1-
(FEMA) transitional housing pro- 800-462-7585 (TTY) open daily 8
gram, helping evacuees find more a.m. until 9 p.m. (EST) to find
stable, long-term housing is a pri- housing in the area where you
ority. wish to relocate.
"We want to encourage those Apply for Disaster Unem-
evacuees living in hotels and ployment Assistance as soon as
motels or any other temporary possible if you can rot find a job
housing to follow these steps to and are out of work as a result of
help with their disaster assis- either one of the hurricanes. The
tance," says Paul Fay, federal coor- deadline is Nov. 30.
dinating officer for the emergency For displaced Alabama work-
disaster declarations in the states ers: 866-234-5382
of Georgia, Kentucky, North Car- o For displaced Louisiana
olina, South Carolina and Ten- workers:. 800-430-8076 or for
nessee. "These actions will help questions, 866-783-5567
speed the aid process."
speedtheaidprocess For displaced Mississippi
Register with FEMA by call- workers: 888-844-3577
ing 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-
7585 (TTY) for the hearing or For displaced Texas workers:
7585 (TTY) for the hearing or 800-939-6631
speech impaired. The line is open 8-y9- 1
from 6 a.m. until noon (EST). It's If you do not qualify for
recommended you call early in FEMA housing assistance, call the
the morning or late at night. Department of Housing and
Call the number above to get Urban Development (HUD) at 1-
the status of your case if you have 800-955-2232 or 1-800-877-8339
registered and not yet received (TTY) for general questions con-
assistance. cerning HUD program require-
Fill out and return all paper ments, or evacuees may call 1-
work, including the U.S. Small 800-866-373-9509 or
Business Administration loan 1-800-877-8339 (TY) for informa-
application. All applicants must fill tion about H 's ncKatrona sas
out the loan application whether Housing Assistance programs
or not they want a loan to be eligi-
ble for any form of assistance.
Keep your address updated
with FEMA and the U.S. Postal Ser-
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Reunion tea
Eva Mae Williams and Betty Williamson were among 43 Girl Scouts, ranging in ages from
early 20s to 97, who attended the Pegasus Service Unit, Adult Girl Scout Reunion Tea on
Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour. While sipping Tea, they shared
memories of what Girl Scouting has meant to them over the years. Many were happy to
reunite with old friends and leaders, while viewing the pictures and Girl Scout memorabil-
ia on display.
Betty Williamson was happy to chat with her former Girl Scout Leader, Eva Mae Williams.
Both were presented with new Girl Scout Pins, having misplaced the originals sometime
over the 60 years they have been Girl Scouts.


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&


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One free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult meaL
Not valid wit i any other offer.


Rt. 441 South of
Downtown
102 S.W. 14th Street
Okeechobee, FL
34974
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The staff of The Clock Restaurant has faithfully provided the
Okeechobee community with quality service and food for over 3
years. You'll find the Clock easily takes the gold when it comes to
maintaining a nice family atmosphere... the servers are fast,
friendly, and efficient and the management team is right there
making sure you, the customer, are taken care of properly.
One of the most interesting things about the Clock is that you'll
always see your favorite hometown friends here police officers,
local business owners and workers, and so on and they'll all tell
you that they enjoy the consistent quality food and service we
give them. And that is why I invite you to come and rely on us -
because we care!
We have a variety of lunch specials starting at under $6.00. Do
you only have an hour or less for lunch? We'll get you in and out
faster than any other full service restaurant in town and that's
guaranteed. For breakfast, the Clock has a breakfast buffet that
runs 7 days a week with just about every breakfast item on it you
can think of. Everyone knows about our infamous Touchdown
Breakfast that is always available any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2
pancakes, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links for just $3.89. For din-
ner, try our newest amazing deal: All you can eat fish or shrimp
for only $8.99, every Friday and Saturday night. Hey seniors!
Have you enjoyed 2 dinners from our senior menu for ony
$10.49? Includes choice of vegetable, choice of potato, soup or
salad, and dinner roll or biscuit. All that for only $10.49! (Use
coupon anytime conveniently located in the Okeechobee News or
join us every Tuesday night).
So please visit us and experience Okeechobee's #1 place for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. How about a cup of Joe on Joe? Stop
by and ask for me personally I'd love to get to know you!
Joseph Graisbery General Manager


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Holiday lights
Holiday lights are being put up in City Park in preparation
for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony sched-
uled to take place on Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m.


Holiday de(

can become(
Preparations for the holidays
are happy, hectic times that can
double the risk of toxic expo-
sures. Not only are attractive
items brought into the home,
but the disruption of the house-
hold routine means less supervi-
sion of curious children. Even
safe homes can become haz-
ardous when visitors bring purs-
es with pills in them. Other haz-
ards include:
Poinsettia: This plant is actu-
ally not very toxic, but the sap
can be irritating. If a piece has
oviders" been chewed, clear the mouth
of plant material and offer
something to drink.
Christmas Berry: The leaves
and crushed pits are poisonous
if a large amount is swallowed.
Holly: Eating a few berries
can cause vomiting, cramps and
diarrhea.
Mistletoe: Eating berries can
cause vomiting, cramps and
diarrhea. Large
amounts can cause high
blood pressure, seizures and
confusion.
-Christmas trees: The ever-
S' greens are non-toxic with the
exception of the Yew, which has
red cup-like fruits on its branch-
es. The leaves and seed pits are
toxic. Be careful what is added
to the water in the Christmas
tree stand. Pets may drink it and
;.. some preservatives are toxic.
r' Christmas tree ornaments:
SAntique or imported ornaments
may have a lead-based paint
which would be a hazard if
ingested.
Tinsel: While non-toxic,
these shiny icicles can cause air-
way or intestinal blockage if
eaten by children or pets. Veteri-
narians perform at least one
operation each Christmas sea-
son to remove tinsel from pets'
intestines.
Angel Hair: This tree deco-
i: ration is made of spun glass that


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Are you still trying to recover from the
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orations

Hazardous
causes irritation upon contact.
Bubble Lights: These lights
contain a poisonous liquid
called methylene chloride
that can be a danger if the
fluid from several lights is swal-
lowed.
Alcohol: Alcohol poisons
children by causing a drop in
their blood sugar and by mak-
ing them dangerously drowsy. A
combination of these two fac-
tors can cause coma. Holiday
alcohol is available in many
forms: perfume given as a gift,
mixed drinks leftover after a
party, or even mouthwash by
the bathroom sink.
The Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center wishes you and your
family a healthy and happy holi-
day season!


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Kid's fishing
tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's
Day Fishing Festival has been
rescheduled lor Sunday. Dec. 4,
at the back boat ramp at Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
from 10 a.m. until p m.
A Bassmaster Casting Kid's
Competition \\ill 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 sott drinks
and two hot dogs.
* A parent or guardian must
accompany each child.


Alumni soccer
game is slated
An alumni soccer game and
barbeque chicken dinner in
honor of former Okeechobee
High School'soccer player Yolan-
da Torres will be held Dec. 17 at
Brahmans Stadium on the OHS
campus.
All OHS soccer alumni are
invited to take on the Lady Brah-
mans in a game. Dinner tickets
\vill be $5, with all proceeds
going to the Yolanda Torres
memorial scholarship fund and
the OHS girls soccer team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kris-
ten Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.


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215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178


COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
wwv.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson. Senior Pastor
fumcoD'earthlink.nel
James R. Dau'son. oubthl.Assistant Pastor
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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
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"Quality is Priceless"
Residential Commercial
Agricultural
Lic. #OCSL2738-01 Insured
863-467-1180

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Trash Hauling lowing
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Pads Bobcat
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Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License 7720



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Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763-4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


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763-3500
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7/24 SERVICE
FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 5' Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129


Don's
Appliance, inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


SUNRISE F RD
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com


Living Word
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
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763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee

Harvest Food
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E Food Pantry
Grocery Store
Mal~he, 93*
Name Brandi Groceries,
Paper Products, Meats
& Goya Products
5295 SE 441 Okeechobee
(863) 357-FOOD
(3 6 6 3)


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Procraft of South Florida
LIC# QB20973-CGC017016


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Newman Air
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FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
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SEARS
Good life. Great piice.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM -4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
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3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776


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"Where the Difference is Wonrh Iie Oiiinre'
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98" St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


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I AGRI-CIVIC CENTER I
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
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for information.


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GUNS
NEW USED BOUGHT
SOLD TRADED REPAIRED
RUCKS' GUNS & REPAIRS
Oldest Gun Shop in Okeechobee
Since 1968
Hwy. 441 N & NE 160h" St.
763-5110


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100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391
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1-888-784-6724
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NEED A REVIVAL?
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Believers Fellowship
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300 SW 6th Avenue
763-6848


CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Dump Truck & Loader Service
S House Pads & Demolition
S *Fill &Shell Rock
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CRC1327160
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863-634-1075





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110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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SALES *SERVICE* INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family & Civic Law
200 S.W. 9" Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


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FREE ESTIMATES
Security Alarms
CCTV
Intercom & Central Vac Systems
Carl Shumate
(863) 357-2004
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Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905



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Installation
(863) 763-5582
OR
(863) 634-6115
License #2185-01


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RAULERSON HOSPITAL
"DINE WITH THE DOCTOR"
A Medical Series

Date: November 29, 2005
Time: Dinner at 5:00 pm ($3.00 each)
For those unable to dine with us, the Lecture begins at 5:30 pm
Topic: Gynecology
Guest: Dr. James Bradfield, MD
Location: Raulerson Hospital
North Dining Room
1796 Hwy. 441 North
Okeechobee, Florida

Come and hear this informative presentation given by Dr. James Bradfield, MD, specializing
in Gynecology, and one of our new members on the staff at Raulerson Hospital.

THIS LECTURE PROGRAM IS OFFERED FREE TO ALL
MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY:
DOOR PRIZES
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863-467-224

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HWV. 441 763-1187

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State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com


PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012



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For Info
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763-7202



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TRACTOR
Branson, Mahindra
S & Woods Tractors
and Equip nent
2 Locations to Serve You
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
www.allcoasttractor.com
License #8228
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Wholesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
-357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A.M. 12H00.M.
WALK-INS ONLY.


Okeechobee
Livestock Market


100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours




\Woole's Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS
'We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheds@earthlink.net
License #1496


&Karns Tractor
I Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


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for all your packing, shipping,
mailing & gift needs
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5pm
Sat. 10am-2pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-3158
Fax: (863) 763-3651
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Tutoring
Service
"Individual Educational Assistance"
Available to all public, private &
home school students. As well as those
seeking their GED or SAT Preparation.
Mrs. Crista-Ann Blackwell
Owner & Instructor
863-763-5030
State Certified
National Administrator & Teacher


By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware* Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!


License #8428
& Insured


Gary Champion
863-763-2992


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BIG LAKE
ELECTRIC
TOOL & VACUUM
"Your Complete Headquarters
For All Your Power Tools
& Vacuum Cleaner Repairs."
863-634-8380
License #8452


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LOCATION!

1120 NW Park Street
863-357-1990
Stacy Scruggs, Owner


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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)763-4333


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


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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Thur-Sun 11/24,25,26,27.
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-9800
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm
A/C Company
looking for motivated
Installers/Helpers.
Good pay, benefits.
DFW. (863)763-8391
AGRICULTURAL MECHANIC
Experience & references
required. Palm City, FL.
(7-72)260-1577
CRANE
OPERATORS WANTED
Mullins Crane LLC
Ft. Pierce
772-462-6147
or after 5 pm
772-263-0596
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Apply Tampa Farms
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown
772-597-2000 Ext. 19


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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 S. Parrot Ave.

CITRUS TRUCK DRIVER
Class A CLD, 7 days/wk.
Call (772)465-4461
Between 8am-5pm.
DIESEL MECHANIC
Apply at Tampa Farms
19200 SW. Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown,
772-597-2000 Ext. 19
Equipment Operators
Needed Loader &Dozer for
construction n Port St Lucle.
Call: 954-818-2521

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Pig & Sheep
Do-it-yourselfers can bring
these cheerful farm animals
out of the barnyard and into
the front yard this summer.
It's easy to create these
charming outdoor ornaments
using full-size traceable pat-
terns. All that's required is
exterior grade plywood, paint
and sealer. The pig measures
27 in. long by 19 in, tall and
the sheep measures 28 in.
long by 18 in, tall,
Pig & Sheep plan
(No. 836)... $9.95
Lawn Fun Package
3 plans incl. 836
(No. C110)... $19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
FOR:
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
ONLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC. MEDICAL
,EOE/DFWP


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 RNlexperienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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


F/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Experienced necessary,
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shop
105 NW 5thSt.
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 0keechobee
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
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
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
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.
Shop here first!
The classified ads


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
PIPE FITTERS, PIPE LAYERS
& CARPENTERS: Needed for
construction in West Palm
Beach & Stuart 561-248-6332
- RESTAURANT STAFF -
Needed @ Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club. Must be mature
and flexible. Call Karen 10 ani-
12pm @ (863)357-1880
SERVICE TECH
GREAT PAY
Full-Time, Exceptional
Benefits, Installation
& service of equipment
& appliances.
Ferrellgas
204 SW 7th Ave.
(863)763-7557


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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



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


SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
(863)655-2940
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


TIRE CHANGER/MECHANICS
TRAINEES. Pan Am Tire
Okee. 863-467-4600
or 800-458-7205
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Sales Consultant
Diesel Technician
Apply in Person to:
Okeechobee Motor Co. (Ford)
3175 Hwy. 441 S.


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


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Thursday, November 24th
in observance of the
Thanksgiving Holiday.


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


107 NW 6" Ave.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.




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)
Supermarkel
exp. A plus
Car Allowance
Residents of
these areas a +

Call: 1-800-432-0626
Ext. 212
For Immediate
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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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.


Services

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-763-1418
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License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books S Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies!
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245cell.
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,
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



PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
13ft long $130
(863)675-8760.
Windows, (7), vinyl clad, vari-
ous sizes, all new, $280 will
sell separately.
(863)467-1965


RECORD ALBUMS Vinyl. Ec-
lectic selection. 100+ Some-
thing for everyone! $100 for
all (863)763-5792
TARA- Scarletts First Love,
part of Scarletts 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 styledl 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
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
EXERCISE BIKE: Sears, Life
Styler 2000, Dual Action,
Electronic, Erometer. $50;
(863)763-0691
EXERCISE MACHINE stepper
for leg work out $40
(863)357-0125
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


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

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BED- Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
ing condition. $300. Pioneer
Plantation (954)966-2041
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.
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
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
doors w/hardware. complete.
4 windows across top $250
will sep. (863)357-3779
GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
& Stratton, needs work
$400/neg. (863)467-5889
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
Find it faster Sell it sooner
n the classifieds



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.
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



HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751
HOT TUB- Like new, Seats 4,
Cover included. $1000 or
best offer (863)532-9289


CAR CD PLAYER. F"i,,:-r '.u-
pni Tuy iI- III ll m ulhi I:(:Il r i.li.
A I ,.",1 i,I.%,1' I 1 1P i ,
COUNTRY CASSETTES 100
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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


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


Wanted to Buy: Tow Car for
RV (231)631-0250

Agriculture I



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




BACKHOE/LOADER- 780
case. Runs great, No brakes.
New.turbo charger, radiator,
Starter, Hyd. hoses, Cyl.
seals, $14,500.
(863)763-2692


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
REG PASOFINO BAY MARE-
trail rides, trailers, for experi-
enced rider $1500
(863)763-1504.



LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER, Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both, will sep. 863-763-3920
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours,$375 (863)447-2130.


TENNESSEE FAINTING
SGOATS- $70 call evenings
(863).675-4098 La Belle
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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- Ibr furn..
$700/ mo, 1st & Ist plus sec
dep. No pets, Brindaban For-
est, (863)763-7319.
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S.W. Section in Town, 3 BR, 1
Ba w/carport & detached work
shop. $1100 mo. + sec. dep.
& refs. (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


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Salel1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 10;5
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 105,'.
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 107i5
Waterfront Property 1030





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 & Assoc.
(561)596-3889


OKEE- 2br,1ba wood frame
in city. $85K Non Negotiable
(941)650-2186
or (863)467-8038


STEWART WOODS RANCH -
Martin County, Okeechobee,
off Hwy. 714, 20 + acres,
beautifully treed pasture,
fenced pond, zoned ag.,
$729,900. Contact Kimberly
561-262-9834 Ocean Resort
Realty.


RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
(863)467-8889



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





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Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 20)10
Mobile Homes Rent :015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


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



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available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
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OKEE- 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $30K
(863)763-6115 Pam or John

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



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$8200 (863)946-3857
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
20hp 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- 141
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LOWE- 14, Aluiniflum, 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 Merc 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, trlr 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.


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



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)763-1615 evenings


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


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Roll-Top Desk

This do-it-yourself roll-top desk project is functional
as well as attractive.
It has six roomy drawers (the two bottom drawers
on each side are deep. enough for file folders), a
large, shallow drawer in the middle and two pull-out
drawing boards, as well as 16 nooks and two drawers
under the pull-down, roll-top cover.
The completed desk measures 50 inches long by
43 inches tall by 28 inches deep.

Roll-Top Desk plan (No. 571) ... $9.95
Desks Package (No. C77)
Four projects incl. 571 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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Lighthouse
This lighthouse project not only adds a nautical flair
to the yard, it actually provides light. Designed to be
topped with a solar-powered outdoor light, it's an
ideal beacon for a shadowy porch or pathway. And
there are no wires to install or energy bills to pay.
The completed lighthouse stands about five feet
tall and is 22 inches in diameter at the base.
Lighthouse plan (No. 860) ... $9.95
Lighthouses Package (No. C159)
Three projects incl. 860 ... $24.95
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Automobiles

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40301
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
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


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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
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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- 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


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


Publi Noti Iei5


PUBLIC NOTICE
4 representative of the Okeechobee County School Board will convene a joint work-
shop session with a representative of the Okeechobee County Commission and
the City ol Okeechobee, Florida on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 1000 a.m. at
the Okeechobee County School Board, Room 110 to discuss the Interlocal Agree-
ment.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the representatives with regard
to the matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Barrett
Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
99743 ON 12/5/05


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
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


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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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION
The South Florida Water Management Distnct 0; .'; ir ,. ,r,',, r ii,. i, fol-
lowing proijct(s), located in Okeechobee C .."i1, ,1,,i.1, i l i, ,1 im-
provement activity exempt from Environmental Resource Permitting pursuant to
Section 373.406(9), FS.:
Permit 47-00255-0 (Appl 050506-8) J C Bass, Four K Ranch Inc (One Nine Cattle
Co Inc), 16205 Hwy 98 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The project is located in
SectionS, Township 35 South, Range 33 East.
Permit 47-00475-0 (AppI 040803-18) D S Beaty Trustee, Pete Beaty Ranch
(PBEATY172003), PO Box 1259, Lake Wales, FL 33859. The project is located in
section 2, Township 35 South, Range 34 East.
The files) are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Okeechobee
Service Center, 205 NParrott Ave, Suite 201, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The Districts agency action shall become final unless a timely petition for an admin-
istrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Stat-
utes before rhe deadline for filing a petition.
The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below, followed by the pro-
cedures for pursuing mediation. A person whose substantial interests are affect-
ed by the District's proposed permitting decision may petition for an
administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and
must be filed (received) in the Office of the Clerk, SFWMD, 3301 Gun Club Rd,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406.
Petitions must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or other receipt of
the written notice, whichever occurs first. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is based
must contali the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Admin. Code,
,,, '.i.';i () The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's
i. ,. identification n number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the peti-
tioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes
during the course of the proceeding, and an explanation of how the petitioners
substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement
of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A
statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition
must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as
the rules and statutes which entitle the petitioner to relief; and (f) A demand for re-
lief.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's action is
based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301. Because
the administrative hearing process is designed to fcrmiilt,- f,nrl u r'
the filing of a petition means that the Districts final Ii" i ,in, o, ,,
the position taken by it in this notice.
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing withthe District a me-
diation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (ie, the applicant, the District,
and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing). The
agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404 The
agreement must be received in the District Office of the Clerk, within 10 days after
the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above.
99156O0N11/24/05


Community Events


Habitat for Humanity benefit planned
All Stars Restaurant, 3415 U.S. 441 S., will host a fundraiser for Habi-
tat 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 proceeds from the sale will be used to
rebuild church structures that were damaged by hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne. Ample parking is available in the back of the 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 Remembrance Service on Saturday,
Dec 3, in-their chapel. The open house will be from 6 until 7 p.m., with
the Tree of Remembrance Service to follow at 7 p.m. Complimentary
angel ornaments will be placed on the tree in memory of a loved one.
Call (863) 763-2111 to RSVP by Nov. 30. There will be refreshments and
an evening of uplifting holiday music and candlelight 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 Coun-
ty, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile motorcycle ride
around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. The club is asking businesses,
churches and individuals to sponsor each participating bike. For informa-
tion contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

VFW Post hosting arts & crafts bazaar
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host an arts and crafts
bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Breakfast will be
served until 10 a.m. and will consist of sausage gravy and biscuits. Tables
are available for $10 each. For information, call Shirley Jarrell at (863)
467-9450.

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 showwill be held in the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auction, door prizes and food for a sug-
gested 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.

BHR church holding early services
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will begin early Sunday morning
service starting on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school will begin
at 9:45 a.m., with thd regular worship service starting at 11 a.m.

BHR church choir plans presentations
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church choir will present "The Hanging
of the Greens' on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. That presentation will be fol-
lowed 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 Camp-
ground and Marina from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster Casting Kid's
Competition will be held from 10 a.m: until 1 p.m.,with the fishing com-
petition starting at 1 p.m. If you have pre-registered you do not have to do
so again. If not, all others must register on site by 10 a.m. Each child par-
ticipating will receive tickets for two soft drinks and two hot dogs. A par-
ent or guardian must accompany each child.






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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 Thursday,
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 Christmas
concert featuring the keyboard artistry of Lorne Matthews on Thursday,
Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.

BHR homeowners association to meet
The November and December meeting of the Buckhead Ridge
Homeowners Association will be held Thursday, Dec. 8. A pot-luck din-
nerwill be held at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Airboat club plans Christmas Party
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) Christmas Party
will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), 9985 U.S. 441 N., Fri-
day, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. A table has been reserved and you need not be a
member of FOE to attend. A 16-ounce steak dinner will be available for a
$10 donation. Entertainment will be provided by Jimmy Harper. For infor-
mation, contact Dennis Anderson at (863) 763-6069.

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.

Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor appli-
cations are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, 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
procession will be held in the parking lot prior to the 12:45 p.m.
mass. There will be a special festival beginning at 2 p.m. with ethnic
food, entertainment and games for children. Parking and admission
are free. The event is open to the public. For information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Church hosting Christmas play
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host
the musical/drama entitled "A Smokey Mountain Christmas Change
of Heart". The play will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. and
on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Food will be served following the
Sunday night performance for a donation of $6. For information, call,
the church at (863) 763-4127.

ad Litem toy drive under way
The Guardian ad Litem Program is collecting new unwrapped
gifts for children ages birth through 18. The local drop-off box is
located in the new Okeechobee Judicial Center, 312 N.W Third St.
Boxes will be picked up Dec. 15. For information, call (772) 785-
5804.

Grace Christian presenting holiday play
The Grace Christian School Drama Production Program will be
presenting the play "A Holiday Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 15. The first
performance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will
begin at 7 p.m. Both performances are free, and will be held in the
Grace Christian School Chapel. The cast will be made up of students
from the third through 12th grades.

Alumni soccer game slated
An alumni soccer game and barbeque chicken dinner in honor of
former Okeechobee High School soccer player Yolanda Torres will
be held Dec: 17 at Brahmans Stadium on the OHS campus. All OHS
soccer alumni are invited to take on the Lady Brahmans in a game.
Dinner tickets will be $5, with all proceeds going to the Yolanda Tor-
res memorial scholarship fund and the OHS girls soccer team. Please
RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.

Lighted Boat Parade is planned
The annual lighted boat parade sponsored by the Okeechobee
Yacht Club will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. in Taylor
Creek behind Burger King. The parade will continue down Taylor
Creek and turn left at Lock 7, then continue to the VFW and Butch's
Fish Camp. This year Butch's Redneck Yacht Club will join in the
parade. Anyone interested in joining the parade should call Bette
Moldenhauer at (863) 467-4782; or, Terry Burroughs at (863) 697-
6325.


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