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Vol. 96 No. 329
Friday, November 25, 2005
504 Plus tax
WM trash schedule
Due to Thursday, Nov. 24,
being Thanksgiving, trash
pick up by Waste Manage-
ment will be behind by one
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 sched-
ules will resume.
Area Blue Roof
Even though Operation
Blue Roof has closed its loca-
tion at the Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center, the Federal
Agency (FEMA), the Small
(SBA) and Project HOPE will
be open at the Agri-Civic
Center from 8 a.m. until 6
p.m. seven days a week.
People who have had hur-
ricane damage are urged to
either register in person with
FEMA, or call 1-800-621-
who need to enter the Blue
Roof Program can report to:
Harlem Civic Center, 2000
Seventh St. Clewiston; the
Fairgrounds, 2616 Dixie
Highway in Stuart; 15518
S.W. Osceola St. in
Indiantown; the Village
Green Shopping Center at
the corner of Walton Road
and U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie;.
and the St. Lucie Civic Center
at 2300 Virginia Ave. in Ft.
The above locations are
open daily from 8 a.m. until 5
begins Nov. 28
Beginning Nov. 28, Wolff
Road west of S.W. Seventh
Avenue will be closed for
about five weeks.
Parents taking students to
South Elementary School or
New Endeavor High School
can use either S.W. 28th
Street or S.W. Seventh
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.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
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Pans of stuffing were lined up Thursday morning in the kitchen of the Grace Christian
School's fellowship hall as volunteers prepared to feed over 1,000 members of the com-
munity. Maureen Rudd (left) and Rina Boswell worked diligently preparing a traditional
holiday dish as serving time drew near.
By Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals met in a
marathon session earlier this
Since the board did not meet
last month because of Hurricane
Wilma, the agenda was unusu-
ally long for the meeting held
Tuesday, Nov. 22, evening. The
board considered a townhouse
development plan, a quarry
project, five requests for prelimi-
nary plat approvals, two
requests for installation of used
dwelling units, seven requests
for changes in zoning and six
requests for special exceptions.
Usually, area residents flock
to board meetings to protest a
proposed change in their neigh-
borhood. However, that was not
the case when Oscar Daniel
applied for a special exception
to allow for shell rock mining
operations in an agriculture
For some time Mr. Daniel had
been mining for shell rock on his
property located at the end of
S.W 67th Drive. Even though he
had the proper South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) permits, his opera-
tion had been considered a non-
conforming use according to
county land development regu-
lations and had been grandfa-
.thered in. The county had deter-
mined that he could continue to
mine the specific cell that had
been mined in the recent past.
However, he could not expand
his mining areas without obtain-
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Justin Matteo (left) and Matthew Belleville (right) place a sign in front of Grace Christ-
ian Church inviting the community to enjoy the free Thanksgiving meal being offered by
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Preparing a feast
Grace Christian Church volunteers Kent Evans (left) and
Randy Greaves (right) spent Thanksgiving morning
preparing meals for over 1,000 residents of Okeechobee.
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2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 25,2005
News Briefs FDOT continues debris
due as of Nov. 1
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 4 percent on payments made
Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent on pay-
ments made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2
percent on payments made Jan. 1,
2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments made Feb. 1, 2006 Feb.
28, 2006; and, net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-
to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local young
artists between the ages of 9-12 are
needed as apprentices to paint
Okeechobee Main Street's first
This competition is dedicated to
promote the involvement of young
Okeechobee artists in visual arts, as
well as learning and participating
in the process of painting a large
mural under the direction of pro-
The selection process will be
based on sample works submitted
through a juried process. Competi-
tion is now open and will end on
Jan. 6, 2006. An entry and artists'
consent form is required.
For information, contact Brid-
gett Waldau, mural and visual arts
chairperson, at (863) 467-7300; or
stop by the Okeechobee Main
Street's office at 111 N.E. Second St.
for an entry form, consent form,
rules and art submission format.
Loans help replace
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
You owned your home in
-Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income
is at or below the 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
Book on area
currently on sale
OKEECHOBEE The book
"Strolling Down Country Roads" is
currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be $40.
For information, send questions
to: Okeechobee Historical Society,
P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,
34973; or, call Betty Willianrison at
(863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226.
removal on public roads
The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) continues
their hurricane debris pick up on
both state and local public roads.
To ensure their debris will be
picked up, citizens are encouraged
to move both vegetative and con-
struction and demolition debris to
the edge of the road/right-of-way
during the Thanksgiving holiday
Citizens may call the FDOT
Okeechobee Operations Center at
(863) 462-5250 to find out when
their roads have been completed.
More information about when
the final debris pick up will occur
will be communicated in the com-
After FDOT's final debris pick
up, debris must be discarded in the
routine manner under regulation of
the solid waste management com-
Once the debris removal
process is complete, local law
enforcement may cite violators of
section 403.413, Florida statutes,
which prohibits littering on state
Continued From Page 1
ing a special exception.
Mr. Daniel desired to mine addi-
tional areas within his property, so
he requested a special exception.
Planning Director Bill Royce
expressed reservations about min-
ing trucks entering and exiting the
property though S.W. 67th Drive, a
Mr. Daniel's lawyer, Robert Gor-
man, stated that S.W. 67th Drive is a
collector road since it connected
side streets to S.R. 70. He said that
according to county code S.W. 67th
Drive was not a residential road.
Mr. Royce replied that officially
S.W. 67th Drive was a residential
As for speeding, Mr. German
noted that on one particular day
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office issued 32 speeding tickets -
two were to trucks and 30 were to
He went on say that surround-
ing property owners would not
grant Mr. Daniel an easement,
making S.W. 67th Drive his only
ingress and egress to the property.
Several area residents said they
were more concerned about
speeding cars than
Don Fair remarke
mine was there before
Rick Chartier was th
dent of S.W. 67th Driv
against the mine. He
were other ways to
mine than S.W. 67th
expressed concern abc
of sidewalks, and the
stops on the road. He
takes 50 percent long
to stop than cars.
City of Okeechobee
Denny Davis, who liv
67th Drive, said he had
with the trucks.
He said the questic
always what we want
what's right. He ques
were right to deny a
working at his livelihood
In the end, it was a
ry for Mr. Daniel.
After some disc
board approved the sp
tion with staff's recom
that S.W 67th Drive not
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speeding plan. The 20-acre plot is located on
S.W. 28th Street, west of Osceola
d that the Middle School, and includes 152
the houses units and a recreation area.
Country Farm Estates, LLC, was
he only resi- granted preliminary plat approval
ve to speak for the proposed 30-lot Country
said there Farm Estates. The property is locat-
access the ed north of N.E. 48th Street and
Drive. He west of N.E. 96th Avenue.
out the lack Sundance Trails Ranch was
Eight bus granted preliminary plat approval
stated that it for the proposed 76-lot Sundance
r for trucks Trails Ranch subdivision on the
north side of N.E. 120th Street near
Police Chief N.E. 56th Avenue.
es on S.W Dennis and Patricia Smith were
no problem granted preliminary plat approval
for the proposed Otter Creek Acres
on was not subdivision located northeast of
or like, but the intersection of N.W. 12th Ter-
;tioned if it race and County Road 68.
Person of Preliminary plat approval was
d. granted to Hubert and Rachel
mixed victo- Phillips for the proposed three-lot
Sandy Ridge Estates subdivision on
mission, the the north side of N.E. 120th Street,
ecial excep- 1.25 miles east of N.E. 56th
t be used for Callaway Creek Land & Cattle
e mine. Co. received preliminary plat
the agenda approval for the proposed 71-lot
lent. Saddle Creek subdivision located
Group was northwest of the intersection of
he 152-unit N.W 72nd Avenue and N.W. 288th
River Country Land & Cattle,
LLC, owner, and Dickerson Florida,
Inc, applicant, received approval
for their mining operation at 7660
N.E 304th Street.
The board granted permission
for Cleyo Spruill to install a used
dwelling unit in a residential mixed
zoning district on N.E. Fifth Street.
However, they tabled until next
month Carmen Casiano's request
to install a used dwelling unit in a
residential mixed zoning on N.W
34th Street because of concern
over uncompleted repairs.
The board recommended that
county commissioners grant the
request of Whitewood Properties,
LLC, owner, and Ram S. Arya,
applicant, for a change in zoning
from agriculture to heavy commer-
cial for property at 1275 U.S. 441
The same owner and applicant
also requested another zoning
change on another section of the
S same property from agriculture to
residential general. The board rec-
ommended approval of their sec-
In connection with this second
request, the owner and applicant
requested a special exception to
S-- allow single-family single family
attached or multi family dwellings
S at a density of 18 units per acres in a
residential general zoning district.
They wish to build an apartment
complex on the site. The planning
board approved the request con-
tingent upon the county commis-
sioners approving the zoning
Drs" change request.
Ab 0. op 0mo
Trey and Loralie Bennett, own-
ers, and East & East Realty, appli-
cant, requested a zoning change
and special exception for property
at 1951 U.S. 441 S.E. The board rec-
ommended that the county com-
missioners approve the requested
zoning change from commercial
to residential general.
They also requested a special
exception to allow for single-family
attached or multi-family dwellings
at density of 10 units per acre in a
residential general zoning district.
The board granted their request
contingent upon approval of the
Earlier this year the same group
drew the opposition of neighbors
when they proposed a larger con-
dominium complex for the proper-
ty. County commissioners did not
grant that request.
This time they scaled back their
plans and requested rezoning on a
smaller portion of the property.
They are planning to build a com-
mercial strip on the south side of
the property that would not require
a zoning change.
Only three area residents
appeared to protest what they per-
ceived to be an increase in traffic.
Bonnie Hall requested that if the
request were approved, then she
would like a fence around the
property and a buffer zone.
Mr. Royce said that number of
units involved would not make a
significant increase in traffic. He
said there would be a stacking area
for cars waiting to leave the proper-
ty and the entrance would not be
across from a residence.
A special exception to allow for
in a neighborhood commercial -2
zoning district was granted to Sam
T. Ferral for his property at 975 S.R.
The planning board recom-
mended that county commission-
ers grant the zoning change
request of Hershel and Vena Miller,
owners, and Stephen Courson.
They requested a zoning change
from residential mixed to neigh-
borhood commercial-2 for 620 S.R.
78 W. property. They expressed a
desire to open up a retail seafood
The board also recommended
approval for George Pogacsas'
request for a change in zoning
from residential mixed to residen-
tial general for his 4501 N.W. 30th
St. property. The owner wished to
build some multifamily units.
Upon the recommendation of
staff, the board denied Elaine Mur-
phy's request for a special excep-
tion to allow a commercial use
directly related to agriculture to
operate in agriculture zoning dis-
trict. The property is located in
Viking subdivision on N.W. 292nd
Street, two lots west of East Line
Mr. Royce noted that Viking had
been designated a rural activity
center and Viking was established
as residential and that such an
operation would be inconsistent
with the county land development
Tammie Henderson appeared
before the board requesting a
change in zoning and special
exception to allow her to expand
her day care operation on N.W.
22nd Lane. The board recom-
mended that county commission-
ers grant a zoning change from res-
idential single family to residential
general. They also granted a spe-
cial except to allow a child care
center in a residential general zon-
ing district contingent upon the
zoning change approval.
A second public hearing for all
the above zoning change requests
will be held before the Okee-
chobee County Commissioners on
Thursday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. in the
Okeechobee County Courthouse
at 304 N.W Second St.
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 25, 2005 a
IRCC spring semester registration now under way
If you want more out of life,
Indian River Community College
is inviting you to go for it at the
IRCC campus nearest you with
registration for spring semester
now under way. Branch campus-
es in Okeechobee, Vero Beach,
Port St. Lucie and Stuart have
designed programs with career
preparation and employment
opportunities in mind. IRCC is
expanding its Okeechobee cam-
pus to accommodate the area's
growth in fields like business and
health care and the staff at the
Okeechobee Campus is commit-
ted to helping you earn a degree,
train for a career or improve your
skills for job preparedness.
The Dixon Hendry Campus in
Okeechobee is offering new pro-
grams this spring with classes
beginning Jan. 7. You are invited
to use the free services of the Aca-
demic Support Center (ASC) to
improve your reading, writing and
math skills, prepare for your GED,
receive academic tutoring and
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High School students can
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opportunity to earn college credit
while still in high school.
If you have been out of school
for a long time or considering a
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Since 1979, more than 30,000
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Spring classes start Jan. 7 and
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South Elementary announces awards
The awards were presented
to students in various categories
and grade levels.
The awards for Art and Cre-
ativity were pre-
sented to second
grade students .
Trevarian Boswell, Baron Stuart,
Caitin Sheffield, Maricela Bucio,
Hannah Bickel, Dax Garcia,
Nathan Center and Brady
SThe second grade awards for
excellence in science were pre-
sented to: Austin Spano, Mal-
colm Williams, Justice Taylor,
Dilmer LaRowe, Seth Yeates,
Savannah Goggans, Aleah Bue-
naventura, Bryce Eatmon,
Courtney McCreary, and Kaleb
Homework Heroes Awards
for students in the second grade
went to: Shyane Adkins, Drake
Baisley, Austin Campbe!ll, Bran-
don ,DeRning, iedrick 4Hender-,
son,- Montavious Millsjolataya;,
Rhoden, Kara Wilson, Taylor
Hammack, Maricela Bucio,
Aleah Buenaventura, Bryce Eat-
mon, Logan Etherton, Ciara Gol-
liher, Jose Jaimes, Angela Lang-
dale, Anthony Metcalf, Michaela
Myers, Kevin Schick, Selena
Tagle, Bias Aguilar, Ann Cabrera,
Alyssa Damron, Jarren Hall,
Haley McLaughlin, Joshua Rho-
den, Marshall Rucks, Austin
Spano, Zachary Stripling, Savan-
nah Wilson, Alex Baitsholts,
Nathan Center, Kaleb Ferguson,
Dax Garcia, Maribell Garcia, Bri-
anna Ingram, Cameron May-
nard, Courtney McCreary, Jacob
McKee, Catrina Nichols, Krista
Brown, Chad Forde, Summer
Gram, Jordan Hickman, Diana
Jaimes, Luis Leon, Williams
Rivers, Veronica Sauls, Carmen
Urvina, Joshua Wall, Brady
Rhodes, Joshua Thompson, Ari-
anna Colon, Hannah Fralix,
Andee Garcia, Savannah Gog-
gans, Josie Lopez, Cody
Louthan, Hunter Hehrer, Mitch
Mulholland, Ismael Perez,
Caitlin Sheffield, Dylan Sheffield,
Baron Stuart,. Bailey Tedders,
and Seth Yeates.
Personal Best Awards were
presented to the following stu-
dents: Austin Campbell, Maria
Garcia, Malcolm Williams,
Diana Jaimes, Summer Gram,
Kelsi Kula, Clay Rogers, Bailey
Tedders, Josie Lopez, Logan.
Etherton, and Ciara Golliher.
Students receiving awards for
P.E. performance in the second
grade were Thomas Coberly and
Music Awards to second
grade students were presented
to Savannah Wilson and Celeste
Students in third grade at
South Elementary in several cat-
egories were as follows:
The Silver Eagle Award was
presented to Michael Daniel,
Nicole Esposito, Tyler Winner,
Taylor Watford, Brittany Milrot,
and C.J. Sheffield.
The Bronze Award was pre-
sented to third grade students
including: Marianne Madrigal,
Tyler Fairtrace, R.J. Tedders,
Natasha Williams, Joshua
McMillan, Trenton Hickman,
Rabon Carrier, Taylor Pearce,
Payton Byrd, Shea Pinder, Kayla
Simpson, Colton McCreary,
Caleb Crews, Marissa Hearld.
Reading Awards were
bestowed upon the following
third grade students: Rebecca
Priest, Brandon Baker, Kaileen
McCormick, Sean Chauhan, R.J.
Tedders, Tyler Winners, Marissa
Hearld, Gregory Hernadez, Tay-
lor Watford, and Marianne
Math Awards were presented
to: Michael Daniel, Nicole
Esposito, C.J. Sheffield, Trenton
Hickman, Shea Pinder, Colton
McCreary, Rebecca Priest,
Myron McGhee, and Bryan
Art and Creativity Awards
were given to Jenna Deal, R.J.
Tedders, Natasha Williams, Tay-,
lor Pearce, Jerry McKee,.Anarae
Underhill, Kylie Daniel, Kaileena
McCormick, and Wilson Lopez.
Third grade students receiv-
ing awards in science were:
Tyler Winner, Tyler Fairtrace,
Joshua McMillan, Rabon Carrier,
Daniel Robles, Kain Sarros,
McKenzie Fountain, Colton
McCreary, Marissa Hearld, and
Social Studies awards for stu-
dents in third grade were pre-
sented to: Trey Phillips, Laneah
Dutcher, Andrea Sauro, Autumn
Hawes, Michael Daniel and
Process writing was another
category for student awards and
were presented to the following
students: Brittany Milrot, Taylor
Watford, Andrea Sauro, Jacob
Dupree, Abigail Lozano, Levi
Summerford, Chace Powell and
Big Improvement awards
went to third grade students
including: Baldemar Medrano,
Bailey Kirton, Tyler Winner, Mar-
ianne Madrigal, Jacob Dupree,
Kayla Simpson, Kain Sarros,
Shea Pinder, Autumn Hawes,
Fabian Garcia, Betfi Hayden, and
Third grader, Michael Daniel
started off the list of students
who were presented with
Homework Heroes awards.
Other students on the list were:
Nicole Esposito, Tyler Fairtrace,
Trey Phillips, Bailey Kirton, Tyler
Winner, Iris .Juarez, Brianna
Jones, Colton McCreary, Parker
Thomas, Abigail Lozano, Rabon
Carrier, Trenton Hickman, Brit-
tany Milrot, Natasha Williams,
Shea Pinder, Kayla Simpson,
Payton Byrd, Autumn Hawes,
Marissa Hearld, Caleb Crews,
Greg Hernandez, Myron
McGhee, Laneah Dutcher, Chris
Joles, Caleb Crews, Lindsey
Tomaeswezki, Elisa Maldanado
and Sean Chauhan.
Awards for Personal Best
were presented to: Marianne
Madrigal, Trey Phillips, McKayla
Snow, Natasha Williams,
Autumn Hawes, Daniel Robles,
Abigail Lozano, Colton
McCreary, Marissa Hearld, and
Music Awards were present-
ed to the following third grade
students: Ja'Quan Epps and
Awards for P.E. performance
for third grade students were
presented to Sean Russell and
ed instruction which combines
online and classroom instruction.
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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 the dinner 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 Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Department. For infor-
mation, call Tom Elmore at (863) 763-7370 or (863) 801-3142.
Special Christmas celebration planned
The annual Christmas Around the World celebration will be
held Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901'
S.W. Sixth St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity pag-
eant, live animals, booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be'
there. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck
beginning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and
northeast sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the south-
east section of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest
portion ofthe city.
Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual toy
gi\v-ca- ay for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of
toys is currently under way and will end Dec. 22. To Ys and gifts for
children between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed
are turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners.
Families can be adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at 1i863) 763-
5725 For monetary. donations, checks should be made out to Big
Lake Missions Outreach.
New class available at IRCC
A class will be available at the Indian River Community College
DLxon-Hendry Center; 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., for coaches, anyone
with physical education on their certification or other interested
parties entitled. The class is entitled Care and Prevention ofAthletic
Injuries IRCC reference number 86771. The class will run for
three consecutive weekends beginning Jan. 6-7,22006. This will be
a three-credit class that % ill cover what took concerning sports
injuries, the prevention of sports injuries and how to protect your-
self from potential lawsuits. For information, contact Candi Walker
at .863.1 467-6778.
Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold
\ard sales every Thursday and Frida\ 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
1863, 763-4242. ,
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air
Patrol unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are
being recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligi-
ble. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the
Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education
and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at
the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center. (863) 763-3212.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save
lives You can help the American Red Cross reach people in your
community wilh lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrillation, and HIV AIDS Prevention
Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross at
.8631 763-2488 to find out more.
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Courtesy photo/Judge and Mrs. W.L. Hendry
Looking Back ...
The First United Methodist Church has long had many lovely voices to enhance the services in the church. In this pho-
tograph taken during the 1960s, the choir director Thomas W. Conely, Jr. (in white coat) is shown. Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W.
17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okee-
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
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-
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 SI 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
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
interested in riding is invited. For information contact Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925
U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop
using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage
their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
For information, call (863) 467-1026
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on 1he last Monday of every month Irom 6 until 7 p.m..The ori-
entation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee
County. 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 information, call the Fosler Care Program at 1-(800) 403-
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.,Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
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 Cen-
sus, 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
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting al noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rolarians and anyone else interest-
ed 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 witn vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Inlormal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meel at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E.
It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who
have been,diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia.
schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to.
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-.
lour, 200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets Irom 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth SI. 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)
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
S(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at 6
p.m. at Mi. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. 1057 N.E 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Abundant Blessings to host concert
Ken Turner, \vho 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 I. S. 441 N.
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 continu-
ous discounts 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. Construction experience is appreciated but not required.
Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vol-
unteers are also needed to work on the following committees:
public relations, fundraising, legal advice, family support and vol-
unteer 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 Hurri-
cane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a
Red Cross receipt.
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced
due to Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee ma\
contact the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance
at (863) 763-8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at
462 U.S. 98 N. in the County Administration Annex. The office is
open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from
Baptist Church 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, Sundays 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 Ameri-
can Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest 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 sub-
ject 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 chosen for grades nine through 12.
American Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History
Medals \ ill be presented to the contestants. The \inner from each
school will receive a monetary award. For information, call i86,3)
VNA giving fiu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA),will be giving flu shots in
their offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The shots will be given from 9 until
11 a.m. and from 1 until -4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no
charge for Medicare patients. For those \who do not have Medicare,
the charge will be $30.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you.have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.
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'syour 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.
Sunrise Theater topic of talk show
Family 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 the-
ater. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6p.m. on WWFR 91.7
FM and 100.3FM. 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 a.m. at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. The
donation is $4 per person. The menu includes homemade biscuits
and gravy, eggs, grits, potato casserole, bacon, sausage, ham,
orange juice and hot coffee. For information, contact Mary Ann
Holt (863) 763-5210.
The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 25, 2005
Service Club Briefs
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menul anId spe-
cials. Monday, Thiui,.:t y and Fri
day from 11 a.m. until 2 lp.m.:
Wednr',day, tacos served friii
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Sat:, day
from noon until 8 p.m.: :Sunday
from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday evenings beginning
at 6 p.m., for members and
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a cov-
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak
dinner with the Sons of the
American Legion from 3 until 6
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in
our lounge every Saturday night
starting at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is
served from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for
a donation. Karaoke by Bruce
will be from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge
is from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
For information, call (863) 763-
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call
Ray Disney at (863) 357-2138, or
Don South at (863) 763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.,
Food will be available for a
Every Tuesday: :p.:.gh-eiti
dinner with.,,salad and,.,garlic
bread by Lorraine and John
from 5 until 7 p.m. for a $3.50
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
i\l(i ]( i .
o lii'i and third Thursday
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
Friday: steak night (16-
oz.) starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to
order for a $10 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from
9 until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
e Saturday, Dec. 17: chil-
dren's Christmas party at 2 p.m.
Santa Claus will be there, and
food will be available. Children
must be signed up for the party
by Dec. 8. Call the Aeries at
Saturday, Dec. 31: New
Year's Eve party -- reservations
are required. Call the Aeries for
Saturday, Jan. 14: Snowball
Charities Dinner/Dance for
members and guests only at the
Vero Beach Heritage Center in
Vero Beach. Tickets are avail-
able for a $15 donation. Call the
Aeries for directions.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information,
call (863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at
7 p.m. First and third, 8 p.m.,
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available
at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
from noon until 2 p.m.; bar
bingo from 2 p.m. until ?
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Rich
Sweet at (863) 824-0262, or Kip
Gardner.at (863) 357-0427, ...
e The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned
un the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact W.M. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.
The Order of the Eastern
Star will hold an all-you-caneat
breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 27,
from 8 until 11 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee 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.
The Okeechobee Order of
the Eastern Star #128 will hold
their ninth annual Holiday Fash-
ion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3,
beginning at 11:45 a.m. The
show will be held in the Okee-
chobee Masonic Lodge, 107
N.W. Fifth Ave. There will be a
tea cup auction, door prizes and
food for a suggested donation of
$8 per person. Seating is limited.
For tickets contact Mary Ann
-olt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Black
(863) 467-7068 or Margaret
Smith (8630 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
lodge's phone number is (863)
Saturday, Nov 26: will be
karaoke night starting at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26:
W.O.T.M. dinner will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. The din-
ner will be open face pork sand-
wich with mashed potatoes.
Each Tuesday: bingo starts
at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 29: Moose
enrollment meeting starting at 7
p.m. All prospective members
Wednesday and Friday
night meals will be served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge
at (8630 763-2250 for the menu.
Saturday night meals will
be served from 6:30 until 9 p.m.
Call for the menu.
Thursday: at 7 p.m. is
member appreciation and open
Friday and Saturday nights
there will be music for dancing
from 7 p.m. until ? Call the
Lodge to see who is playing.
Sunday .-ig breakfast
is. served from 9 until 11 a.m.,
with many items being offered.
Reservations for the New
Years Eve Party went on sale
Oct. 14. Seating is limited so get
your tickets early. Tickets are
$40 per couple, or $20 per per-
son. No tickets will be sold at
Moose Family Center
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954 or Norm at (863)
Monday: bar bingo for
members only at 6:30 p.m. Food
will be served.
Every Friday night and Sun-
day afternoon: special function
just for kids and families --
check the bulletin.
*Every Friday evening: easy
listening and fun dancing with
the music of Michael Lee Scott.
Friday evenings: food, fun
Every Saturday: at 1 p.m.
Moose races and washer toss.
Dinner will be served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for
menu and cook.
VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are season-
able you should call (863) 763-
0818 for information or visit the
lodge 300 N.W. 34th St. You may
write the post at P.O. Box 1137
Okeechobee Fla. 34972.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is
Every Wednesday during
season 'karaoke will be held
from 5 until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at
1 p.m. for members and guests
followed by karaoke starting at 5
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at
1 p.m. Karaoke will be from 5
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m. and
followed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information,
call (863) 467-2882. Post hours
are from noon until 8 p.m., Mon-
day through Sunday.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner, Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar
bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
Dec. 4: 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.
For information contact
Commander Johnnie H. Patent
at (863) 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until
8 p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music
and dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m.
with the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
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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
Eastern Star plans fashion show
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will hold their
ninth annual Holiday Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at
11:45 a.m. The show will be held in the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auction, door prizes and
food for a suggested donation of $8 per person. Seating is limited. For
tickets 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 morn-
ing service starting on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school will
begin at 9:45 a.m., with the regular worship service starting at 11 a.m.
BHR church choir plans presentations
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church choir will present "The Hang-
ing of the Greens' on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. That presentation will
be followed by a Happy Birthday, Jesus part in the fellowship hall. The
event is open to the public.
VFW #9528 plans ham dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold their
annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. A donation of $7 is
suggested for dinners that will include ham and canned yams, green
beans, cole slaw and rolls.
ABWA plans holiday luncheon
The Women of Tomorrow Chapter of the American Business
Women's Association will hold its annual holiday luncheon on Thurs-
day, Dec., 8, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The luncheon is $6.41 per person, not including the
tip. For more information, contact Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Church hosts Christmas concert
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., will present a Christ-
mas concert featuring the keyboard artistry of Lorne Matthews on
Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.
BHR homeowners association to meet
The November and December meeting of the Buckhead Ridge
Homeowners Association will be held Thursday, Dec. 8. A pot-luck
dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7:30
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.,
Friday, 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 information, 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 Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor
applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office, 55
S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Sacred Heart Church hosting festival
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will celebrate
the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 11. The out-
door 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 informa-
tion, 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 fol-
lowing 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-
Kid's fishing tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's Day Fishing Festival has been resched-
uled for Sunday, Dec. 4, at the back boat ramp at the Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster
Casting Kid's Competition will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with
the fishing competition starting at 1 p.m. If you have pre-registered
you do not have to do so again. If not, all others must register on site
by 10 a.m. Each child participating will receive tickets for two soft
drinks and two hot dogs. A parent or guardian must accompany each
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 stu-
dents 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 Torres memorial scholarship fund and the OHS girls soccer
team. Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen Raulerson at (863) 467-
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., 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 Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adult basic educa-
tion/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, Tuesday 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, Mon-
day throughThursday, 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 sec-
ond language, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 7 until 9 p.m.
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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Tantie Campground and Marina
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Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
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field across from 'earling Middle
The lower division teams will
play on Monda s and Wednes-
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The upper di\ ision teams will pla.,
on Tuesday and Thursday s.
game is slated
An alumni soccer game and
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High School soccer player Yolan-
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Brahmans Stadium on the OHS
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Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kris-
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OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for
The card offers continuous dis-
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throughout the year.
To purchase a discount card,
contact coach Enrico or coach
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times lor Wednesday,
Nov. 23, through Thursdav, Dec.
I, are as follows:
The' atCi" l y I'. r aiii,
the Gobeti of Fire" (PG- i) Sho\,
times: Friday at 2, 4:45 aiid 7:iAu
p.m. Saturday and Sundy,, at 2,
4:,5 and 7:30 p.m. Nhl,:;' ;l
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Weidnesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
There will a matinee on Friday,
Nov. 25, for all movies.
Tickets are $5:50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4:50;
senior citizens are $4:50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
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10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
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facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
at the art center
SVolunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-
Ad Litem program
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
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Coniadl Hendry Sherils De-
parlmenr 674-4630 Ask lor
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LITTLE BROWN DOG Vic of
Basswood. Male Please (all
ic iaentily (863)467-8041
PIT MIX DOG young female.
ighi tan. Very gentle Found
vic. O[ Indian River & New
Market Call to identlly
SMALL DOG- Terrier lype.
Hwy ;0 & Eanle Bay Dr, call
to identity 1863)763-4333
BEAGLE PUPPY- Female, Ap-
prot 16 wks old. Vi: SW of
Odk Parl i863i634L-2417
RED CURRY DOGS (2) LosI in
FI. Drum Area Rewarda Please
REDISH HUNTING DOG- le-
male, wnoic. in ear Orange
dollar Vic SW 5th Ave Old
Diie 863-763-9490 Reward
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10 ihe sad. it acruall pro\ des light. Designed t:. be
topped \%ith a .Iolar-powered outdoor light it'r an
ideal beacon tor a shadoN> porch or paihikat And
there are no i tres to install or energy) bills to pa-,
The completed lighhhouse stands about fise feet
lali and is 22 inches in diameter at the base.
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CDL CLASS A REQUIRED
DRIVE LOCAL. HOME
EVER\ODAY 3OD PA'i,
00 lOT CALL
AFT 3 30lpm
looking for motivated
Good pay, benefits.
$31.200 to slarl, lor
O!'ee location Fa., resunie
to 863-467-2402 or
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
Or Duty reslaurant
1111 S Prrul Ave
Now Ininng qualilled diversl
forC enIral Floirdi LOCal &
National OTR positions
Food grade lanker no na:mal
nio pumps gre l benel is
c.ompellltve pay nevw
equipment Need 2 years e'p
Call Bynum Transport
lor your opportunity today.
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Must have experience.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Call: (863) 357-2442 for more info.
Mullins Crane LLC
or after 5 pm
Full Time & Pari-Time
Work weekdays & E/O Salur-
day Drug Free Work Place
Apply in person. See Jim
F/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Birng your resume lo
The Medicine Shop
105 rJW 51i Sl
Needed Loader & Dozer lor
ConStruti ri in Port SI Lucle.
Mu i have Iransporlaihon
Call Mark 18631634-3257
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classifeds
Need a few more bucks
to purchase somellling
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
Ful im I'l
Ful Tie I'l
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/ training at Okeechobee
H-jlihiarr Facility and become a CNAin4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply Tn Person For Further Details:
406 N.V. -Ith Street (863) 357-2442
Apply in Person to:
Okeechobee Motor Co. (Ford)
3175 Hwy. 441 S.
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
Full & Part Time
119 SE 8th Ave.
(Next to Zippy's Wings)
PICTURE POSITIONED AT CUSTOMER'S REQUEST
Immediate Openings* All Shifts
Iull Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Tuesday & Wednesday (Lunch)
Friday & Saturday (Supper)
Full Time with Benefits.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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
Part time & full time.
@ Feed Mill
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
Experience on Semi Tractor
Trailers a plus; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St, Okeechobee
*Tow truck driver
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
PIPE FITTERS, PIPE LAYERS
& CARPENTERS: Needed for
construction in West Palm
Beach & Stuart 561-248-6332
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
RESTAURANT STAFF -
Needed @ Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club. Must be mature
and flexible. Call Karen 10 am-
12 pm @ (863)357-1880
& service of equipment
204 SW 7th Ave.
SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
SURVEY FIELD PERSONNEL
for new Okeechobee office.
Top pay, benefits, experience
preferred. Entry level position
also avail. Call 863-467-4599
and leave message or fax
resume to 863-467-6963.
Application available at
Submit Your FREE Classified ad
today at www.newszap.com/class
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Must be personal items for
sale under $2,500.
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TRUCK DRIVER, CDL Class B
w/Air Brake. Company
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401K. Apply in
person: W&W Lumber,
wy. 710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
.your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
1 Part Time
1 Part Time
1 Full Time
exp. A plus
these areas a +
NEEDED- House & yard clean-
ing (some light landscape
help) before December 8.
Call Jeri (863)634-6056.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
Money Lenders 310
Ti Preparation 315
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,
y ou check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
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.
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
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License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 5415
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health S Reducing
Household Items 630
Lamps.' Lights 640
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 7U5
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
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.
ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
Good condition. $250.
MERSMAN TABLE- Numbered
in fine condition. $125.
MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
tellidry, white. $250
RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
RANGE, Whirlpool, Electric,
30", self cleaning. Almond
w/black glass door. Like
new. $100. (863)824-0095
26 cu. ft., Side by Side, Al-
mond. Like new. $200.
ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
new, never used. $50.
white, Heavy duty. $200 for
both or will separate.
WATER DISPENSER Alpine
w/ one 5 gallon bottle. In good
condition. $50 (863)946-019
PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
13ft long $130
Windows, (7), vinyl clad, vari-
ous sizes, all new, $280 will
TARA- Scarletts First Love,
part of Scarletts World col-
lection, w/ Cert of Auth. $20
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,
GATEWAY includes desk &
printer. Runs Windows XP.
$300 or best offer
BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135
CHINA HUTCH Dark wood,
glass top, 3 drawers. Door on
bottom. $100 (863)398-0117
COUCH Pink, bean shaped
couch, eames styled! Excel-
lent Cond. $225
DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$300 or best offer
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
':',ii:nl,:,, $90 for both
LIVING ROOM GROUP sea-
foam green, sofa, lov seat,
clb chair and lounger w/2
lamps $400 (863)801-1428
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
King size, good cond.,
OAK DESK excellent condi-
tion $300 (410)883-3612
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
SOFA Large, in good condi-
tion. $150 or best offer
SOFA- Craftwork Guild, floral
print, camelback, $80
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-
BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
12GA.- pump, model 1897,
made in 1910, $500
CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro-
duction w/ all accessories.
Shoots well. $150
M44 '52 7.62x5 cal. Nice
shooting gun, excellent shape.
W/ ammo & accessories.
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
age, Deer Gun w/scope.
THOMPSON 1927-A1 Carbine,
like new w/case and (2) 30
round magazines, flawless,
Exercise Bike, Schwinn Air-
Dyne, exercise arms & legs,
new $400, sell for $95.
EXERCISE BIKE: Sears, Life
Styler 2000, Dual Action,
Electronic, Ergometer. $50.
EXERCISE MACHINE stepper
for leg work out $40
NORDIC TRACK ski exercis-
er, folds and stores, full body
work out $50
TOTAL SPORT, Work Out Ma-
chine: By Sports Authority.
$150 or best offer.
WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
clined, flat & declined bench
w/squat rack & lat tower
DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like. new condition. $600
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee
LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
BED- Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
ing condition. $300. Pioneer
'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
Awning, new, white, 52x48,
CHAIN HOISTS, COME
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
EGG INCUBATOR Good
shape, just don't use any-
more. $60 (239)657-4348
FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
ous items. Will sell for $100
or will separate.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $575 or best offer
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
doors w/hardware, complete.
4 windows across top $250
will sep. (863)357-3779
GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
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
VEGETABLE SINK- green, cast
iron, self rimming, 32x21,
and STAINLESS STEEL
SINK- self rimming, 32x21
$15 for both (863)763-7613
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
PORTABLE ELECTRONIC IN-
TELLI WRITER- Plus,
Sharpe, asking $50 good
BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
13wks old. Two sets of shots
& worming's. $250 each.
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1 year
old on Christmas. Neutered,
Have all vet papers. $200.
GREAT DANE, neutered male,
11 mos. old, loving, inside
dog, good home only. $300.
PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
old, ready to go, $200 or
bet offer (863)447-0965.
YORKIPOO PUPS- Adorable
Teddy Bears. $600 cash
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
ZEBRA FINCHES, male & fe-
male with cage, $25.
WATER SOFTENER, Kenmore,
Shop here first!
The classified ads
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
HOT TUB- Like new, Seats 4,
Cover included. $1000 or
best offer (863)532-9289
BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 161bs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su-
per Tuner III, multi color dis-
play, retails $300, sell $200
(863)357-0448. Iv. message.
COUNTRY CASSETTES 100 -
w/ Sony Cassette play/record-
er $35 (863)697-2033
SANYO 25" color. Works
fine. Replaced w/ a newer
model. $125 (863)357-6799
TV SONY FD WEGA 36' flat
screen w/ton of features and
wireless head phones $1000
5600 watts, Model
#58032 5600. $500.
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
Christmas Trees 715
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed -'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
Poultry Supplies 860
case. Runs great, No brakes.
New turbo charger, radiator,
Starter, Hyd. hoses, Cyl.
04 CAT BULLDOZER '69
model. Needs crank. All there.
APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $850 or best offer.
HORSE.- 3 y/o mustang,
needs attention, very nice
pretty needs to be broken
REG PASOFINO BAY MARE-
trail rides, trailers, for experi-
enced rider $1500
LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER, Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both, will sep. 863-763-3920
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130..
GOATS- $70 call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
S.W. Section in Town, 3 BR, 1
Ba w/carport & detached work
shop. $1100 mo. + sec. dep.
BUILDING, 1275 s.f., Limit-
ed Parking, $2000 mo.
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
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-63-8391 or 634-3313
RANCH 30 acres large oaks,
improved pasture, newer Dbl
wide, stalls, pole barn. Blue
field Rd. $900,000. DuBois,
Rust & Assoc.
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All appl., Washer & Dryer, TV.
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
OKEE 2br, 1ba wood frame
in city. $85K Non Negotiable
PERFECT PRIVATE SETTING!
4br 2ba On 5 wooded acres
w/ lake. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
-Call Jay 863-634-3451
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
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
RESIDENTIAL LOT: Clean/Dry
125 Ft. x125 Ft., Basswood
Area. $32,000. or best offer.
Cell # (561)329-3064
RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
WANTED To Buy Singlewide
MH w/storage building
2000-3000 ft Have occupa-
tional license. Okeechoobe/Vi-
cinity; Cash Ft. Pierce.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
LOAD LEVELERS & RECEIVER
Attachment Complete Kit. For
pulling house trailers. Used lx.
$300. neg. (863)697-3070
MOBILE HOME 2 Bdrm.
Fenced yard. Front porch.
Close to town. $700 mo.
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Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
20hp Electric Merc. start, fish
finder, anchors, swivel seats,
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $400 or best offer.
BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
good shape $450
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406
FIBERGLASS V HULL- 14ft,
swivel seats, 9.9 Mariner,
new trolling mtr, batt & trlr,
$2000 neg. (863)763-3551
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Mere., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
LOWE- 14', Aluminum, Cover,
35hp Johnson, Troll motor,
Fish finder. Trailer New tires.
LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Mere
NORTH AMERICAN- 22', 454
Crusader inboard, Warranty,
Show room new, Kept inside
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft.,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Mere w/trail-
er. Will demonstrate. $850.
PONTOON BOAT- '92, 18ft,
Sweet Water, for fishing
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer.
$3,450 neg. (863)467-4646
PONTOON BOAT- '03, 20'
PlayCraft, 50HP Yamaha 4
stroke, trir w/spare wheel &
tire, stereo cass plyr, indiv
seat covers, trolling mtr, depth
finder, live well, fishing seats,
anchors, bimini top, one own-
er, like new, $14,000
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
CITATION, '01 & lot in Blue
Cypress RV Park, asking
DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
W)ake-hnhoia MNws. Frirdav. Nnovemhbr 25.l200
ynKUU Ll]UvtutP 11 U. -, i l, UV lllJ U I r -.V
BATTERY CHARGER: Pro
Sport 20+, 20 amp., 3 bank.
New, In box. $150.
: MARINE RADIO- ICOM; Full 5
: watts $75. (863)763-7989
.OUTBOARD MOTOR-'92 8HP
Johnson, long shaft, $450
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
Stores. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84,
Rare. 21K mis., Asking $8,000
GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HP 1
yr old, asking $1000
KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KIM.
65cc. new motor, all new
parts, runs gteal $1800/neg
AIRSTREAM TRAILER- 3-4
-1985, Sell contained Good
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Automobiles a 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
:Classic Cars 4015
.Cbmmerclal Trucks 4020
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Dut Trucks 4040
Parts. Repairs 4045
Pickup Truoks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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.
.CROWN VICTORIA- '89, Runs
good. Rebuilt trans. Decent
shape, $1500 or best offer.
CROWN VICTORIA- '95, V8,
Police interceptor model, low
mi, Cold A/C, Super charged
HONDA ACCORD LX, '90, 4
dr., auto, burgundy, good
condition, runs good, $1800.
HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door,
Loaded. Excellent condition.
Great on gas. Many new parts.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 1980,
Lots of extra's! Great restora-
tion project. $2000.
CAMPER TOP new condition,
fits Ranger Flare-side p/u.
$275 (863)467-81.86 or
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150,Step-
side, White, Exc; cond.
FORD THUNDERBIRD 1990,
Great for parts. $100.
MOTOR & TRANS. 350 From
Chevy Suburban 1990.
Everything runs good. $900
or will sep. (863)801-3233
TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck
tires, $150 for all, in good
UTILITY BODY, For 3/4 or 1/2
Ton Truck, 8 Ft., No rust.
CHEVY 4x4-'72 &'85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
CHEVY 70 DUMP TRUCK, '85,
$8000 or best offer.
FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
headache bar, bumper, tow
bar, $800 or best offer
FORD F150, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
FORD F250 XLT'01- 4x4,
diesel, manual, lots of extras,
GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
GMC JIMMY 88, Black. Wilma
took out rear side window.
Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
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.
UTILITY TRAILER, 4X8, asking
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Public Notice 5005
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2005-CP-212
IN RE: ESTATE OF
a//a WILLIAM C. SCOTT,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ,
The administration of the estate of WIL-
LIAM CLIFFORD SCOTT, a/k/a WIL-
LIAM C. SCOTT, deceased, whose
date of death was June 10, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is
136-32-6652, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (21 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
The u3jl i R Ic II1I u I u l' Si ) 1 1 iris
i.jn. t :ri ,; t ,lji e.. e iia
Richard Grady Peterson, III
658 Biarta Court
Odando, Floridda 32809
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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CASE NO,: 2005-CC-235
JUDGE: SHIRLEY M. BRENNAN
VIRGINIA ENDICOTT, if living, the Estate
of Virginia Endlcott and the heirs of
Virginia Endicott, if deceased; ROBERT
ENDICOTT and AMERICAN GENERAL
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VIRGINIA ENDICOTT whose last
known address was 900 Northeast
64th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34973 and all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against VIRGINIA
ENDICOTT and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest in the property herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint toquiet title on the following de-
scribed real property, to-wit:
COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24'08"
EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE
FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREE
04'22" EAST PARALLEL WITH THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR
A DISTANCE OF 282.00 FEET, FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 0 DEGREE 04'22"
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 2408" EAST PARALLEL WITH
THE SOUTH OUBOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 100:00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREE 04'22" WEST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
24'08" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF
100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING
A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 SECTION
17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORI-
DA AND ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS
LOT 131D, OF AN UNRECORDED
PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to JOHN D. CAS-
SELS, JR., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is Post Office Box 968, 400
SNorthwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34973, on or before the 23rd
day of December, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs Attor-
ney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint. This Notice shall be
published once each week for four (4)
consecutive weeks in the "Okeechobee
DATED this 17th day of November,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
99106 ON 11/25;12/2,9,16/05
Church hosting gospel sing
The North Okeechobee Church of God will be hosting a Southern
gospel sing with the Reflection Singers of Trenton on Sunday, Nov. 27,
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-6066.
SES advisory council will meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet Tues-
day, Nov. 29, at 4 I.m. in the media center, The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementar\ van a tener su junta-del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela,i manes, el 29 de no\ ienbre, a las 4 p.m.,van.
a juntar en el. bibiioteca. Tqdo el public estan envitados de asistir.
Window decorating contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its inaugural holiday window
decorating contest beginning Nov. 29. Judging will be held Dec. 10. All
businesses are asked to participate and have their windows decorated
by Nov. 29. For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street by call-
ing their office at (863) 357-6246; or, visiting their office at I I N.E. Sec-
Hours change for Festival of Trees
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday Tour of
Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the hours for their festi-
val of trees. The festival of trees will be held Monday, Nov. 29, through
Thursday, Dec. I, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. as originally scheduled. On
Friday, Dec. 2, the hours have been changed to 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sat-
urday, Dec. 3, the hours will be noon until 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec.
4, the hours will be noon until 5 p.m.
City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting cere-
mony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Participating in
the ceremony will be the chorus group from Okeechobee County
schools, asv ell as Santa Claus.
Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and on
Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He will be in the park from 6
until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children. Pictures with
Santa Claus will cost $ 1.
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 4 p.m. There will be bargains in antiques,
collectibles, clothing and small furniture.
Ted Schiff. M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.
SAdult and Pediatric Dermatology
SDiseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
SSurgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
SMOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.
542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex
Farmer's Market resumes normal hours
The Farmer's Market held every Thursday in Flagler Park will
resume normal operation on Thursday, Dec. I, after being closed for
the Thanksgiving holiday. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863)
763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.
Grace Christian plans spaghetti dinner
Grace Christian School, 701 S. Parroll Ave., will be having their
annual spaghetti lunch and dinner. The lunch will be served on Friday,
Dec. 2, from lI a m. until 2 p.m. Dinner orders of five or more can be
delivered. The dinner will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, along with a silent
auction and bake sale from 3 until 7 p.m. at the school. Dinners may
be picked up or eaten at the school All dinners are $5. To purchase a
ticket, call the Grace Christian School at (863) 763-3072.
Habitat for Humanity benefit planned
All Stars Restaurant, 3415 U.S. 441 S., will host a fundraiser for 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
My Aunt's House plans fundraiser
Mv Aunt's House, Inc. "The Closet", a 501(c)(3) nonprofit is hold-
ing a Texas Hold'em Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3. We are looking
for players and sponsors to participate. All proceeds \\ill benefit disad-
\antaged children in Okeechobee. Top players will receive great prizes
and everyone will have a chance to win gifts donated by local vendors.
call (863)634-2306 or (863) 763-3437 for information. Seating is limit-
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.
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OCC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions ()ut each in their 11th annual Christmas
drive for the underprivileged children and lamniles in Okeechobee County.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile motorcycle ride around
Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. The club is asking businesses, churches and
individuals tL sponsor each participating bike. For information contact
Gene Roddr.nbernr at (1863 610-1841,.Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251 or
Debbie Izzo at (.863.1 634-6257.
Church plans annual cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbiterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave,-willibe
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 bI hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne. Amrple parking is available in the back of the church.
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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF GRANT FUNDS
The Treasure Coast Health Council, Inc., on behalf of the AIDS Consortium of the
Treasure Coast, is making Ryan White C.A.RE. Act Tite II and Housing Opportu-
nities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) grant funds available to assist agencies in
continuing or expanding existing or develop new HIV/AIDS related programs
and/or services. The purpose of this federal allocation of dollars is to improve the
quality and availability of care for individuals and families with H[V disease. The
service delivery areas for these services are Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and
St. Lucie Counties,
Request for Proposals will be accepted from 501 @ 3 designated non-profit agen-
cies and for profit agencies. However, non-profit agencies that are qualified will
be considered first.
Request for Proposals are being requested forthe following services:
Ryan White C.A R E Act Title II Grant Funds'
Case Management $870,000*
Case Management $126,907*
*Dollar amountsare approximate pending the allocation of Grant Funds from the
Florida Department of Health.
Grant proposals will be available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from No-
vember 28, 2005 through December 2, 2005.
You may pick up a Request for Proposal in the following locations:
Treasure Coast Health Council;
4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Ste. 229
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
St. Lucie County Health Department
408 Browns Court (building next to main building)
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
Contact: Owen Mobley, HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator or Patricia Weiner, Contract
Should your have any questions regarding the Request for Proposal, contact Lisa
McWhorter, Deputy Director, Treasure Coast Health Council at 1-888-880-8242,
99559 ON 11/25,26,27/05
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Flonda, will on the 16th day of December, 2005,
at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described to-wit:
LOTS 1 TO 12, BLOCK 2, FIRST ADDITION TO SOUTHERN PINES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court,
the style of which is:
H.E. HILL, as Trustee of the Montura Land and Cattle, Inc.,
Profit Sharing Trust,
LARRY D. ANDREWS, etal,
LARRY D. ANDREWS,
and the docket number of which is: 2004-CA-231.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 18th day of November,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida
99390 ON 11/25/12/2/05
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12 The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 25, 2005
Consider fruitful alternatives for dooryard citrus trees
By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Our calendar says its time to
start thinking holiday decora-
tions and gift shopping, and gar-
deners are out there with the
rest of the crowds, looking for
unique ways to say Happy Holi-
days. Considering that there are
many landscapes with empty
spaces, consumers may be
wishing for an edible addition to
their Florida Yard.
Are you looking for new fruit-
ful alternatives for dooryard cit-
rus trees? Recent storm damage
and the prospect of citrus dis-
eases have many Florida home-
owners; concerned. Nurseries
that produce and.sell grafted cit-
rus trees are gearing up to pro-
vide alternatives for our Florida
Yards. Today's column will high-
light a few of these alternatives
for our area.
Florida's climate offers a
unique place to grow a surpris-
ing variety of both temperate
and subtropical backyard
fruits. Many- of them have
strange names, odd shapes and
exotic flavors. And too, many
new Florida residents miss the
familiar tastes and feels of those
fruit that were left behind.
The University of Florida has
a wealth of information on how
to grow and enjoy these fruits. It
is important to learn which vari-
eties are adapted to our area,
recommended cultural prac-
tices, pitfalls, and preparation
techniques. Feel free to consult
with our extension office and
our volunteer Master Gardeners
who can supply you with
Computer users may also
take a peek at our website (link
below which has more refer-
ences to information about
dooryard fruit production.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FVC) hopes more Floridians will
be hearing the rat-tat-tat of red-
cockaded woodpeckers (RCW)
in their communities. The wildlife
agency recently relocated dozens
of birds from areas that have
excess birds to parts of the stale
with critically small populations.
FWC biologists said the
process, called translocation, is a
powerful tool for conserving red-
cockaded woodpeckers, which
the state classifies as a "species of
special concern." Their popula-
tions, once practically continuous
across the state, are now isolated
"Across their range, the popu-
lation of red-cockaded wood-
peckers has declined drastically,
and one of the main reasons the
population is beginning to recov-
er is because of two important
conservation tools artificial
cavities, and translocation," FWC
avian coordinator Robin
Boughton said. "It truly is a suc-
Translocating woodpeckers is
a delicate procedure. Biologists
must identify young birds at a
donor site, find suitable habitat on
the recipient site, and then create
homes by inserting nest boxes
into living pine trees to create arti-
On moving day, FWC biolo-
gists use nets attached to tele-
scoping poles to capture the birds
from their holes, which can be 20-
plus feet off the ground.
Overnight, they drive the critters
to their new location, place the
birds into separate, but neighbor-
ing, artificial cavities and cover the
holes with screen. At dawn, biolo-
gists remove the screen and anx-
iously wait for the birds to get
Boughton said the true meas-
ure of success is iI the birds stay in
the area and breed. About 50 to
60 percent of translocations are
"We've had wonderful results
in Florida. There are many very
small populations, and most of
them are growing now,"
Boughlon said. "Before transloca-
lion, they were declining or, at
Boughton said scientists will
monitor these translocated birds
periodically. They hope to see
positive results by the next breed-
ing season, which is May through
FWC began translocating red-
cockaded woodpeckers more
than five years ago as part of the
Southern Range Translocation
Cooperative (SRTC), a group of
private, state and federal partners
from Florida, Mississippi, Alaba-
ma and Georgia that are collabo-
rating to help the species recover.
In August, SRTC selected 10 areas
in Florida to receive breeding
pairs. FWC began moving birds to
public lands in mid-October.
...UNIVERSIT Y OF
Here are a dozen different
fruits that local residents might
want to grow:
Apples Currently, there
are three Apple hybrids of north-
ern varieties with very low chill-
ing varieties. Look for the vari-
eties 'Anna', 'Dorsett Golden' or
'TropicSweet' that are adapted
to central Florida
conditions. Other apple, pear,
and quince cultivars are not well
adapted to Florida because of
their higher chilling require-
Avocado trees can be medi-
um to large in size, easy to grow
and can produce large quanti-
ties of fruit. Limbs can break in
high winds or under the weight
of a heavy fruit load. Mature fruit
are generally green, although
some cultivars may be black,
red or purple when soft (ripe).
Avocados do not ripen until they
are picked or fall to the ground.
Plant this tree in a well-drained
site, as avocados do not tolerate
flooding. Choose cold tolerant
varieties such as Brogdon, Kam-
pong, Marcus or Taylor for best
results in our area.
Bananas are a true tropical
favorite, perhaps the best
known of the tropical fruits.
There are many ditlerent culti-
vars available with a wide varia-
tion in fruit type and quality.
Bananas are not cold tolerant -
they grow last during the \er\
warm, \vet summer months. A
single plant can quickly spread
into multiple trunks in a ralltei
of months, Fruits develop in
clusters on the end o:I flo\\er
stalks usually\ within n one to l\'.
offers a unique place
to grow a surprising
variety of both temper-
ate and subtropical
years. Shortly after bearing, the
stem dies. While they will toler-
ate partial shade, bananas like
full sun and moist but well
Blackberries are one of the
easiest fruits to grow, thrive on
virtually all soils and are widely
adapted. Some blackberries are
upright and require no support,
but others are trailing types
dewberriess) and require a trel-
lis. Proper cultivar selection'is
important for successful pro-
duction; 'Arapaho', 'Brazos' and
'Navaho' look good in our
area. The flowers and fruits are
produced on the previous year's
growth. Shoots will die back
after fruiting, and new growth
springs up from below the
ground in the next year. Since
blackberries have shallow fleshy
root systems, deep cultivation
must be avoided. And because
many new shoots grow from the
roots, extra suckers must ,be,
removed to keep a patch man-.
Figs The edible fig is
actually a flesh\, hollow stemr
with flowers produced on thrh
inner walls. The opening or eye
can allow disease and insects
inside, causing souring and
splitting. Cultivars best adapted
to Florida include 'Brown
Turkey', 'Celeste' and 'Black
Mission' have eyes that are.not
open until near rnaturilv. Sorme
culti ais require cross-pollina-
tion by a special wasp: since it is
not present in Florida,. those
varieties will not produce fruits
here. Figs like full sun and near-
desert conditions. In Florida's
humid climate, fig rust can be a
problem and will need
spraying..On sandy soils, best
results are obtained when trees
are planted near.a building or
Grapes Among several
species of American-type grapes
native to the southeastern Unit-
ed States are the muscadine
grape cultivars with tough skins
and flesh with seeds. The ten-
der-fleshed, seedless European-
type grapes are not well adapted
to our area. Hybrids of the Mus-
cadine and European types
appear to have the best of both
for Florida. An example would
be 'Southern Home.' Adapted
cultivars tolerate a wide range of
soils. Cultural practices, such as
fertilizing, irrigating, and pest
control are. not unusually
demanding. When grafted on to
Florilush rootstock, grapes
show more vigor and less dam-
age from grape root borer.
Guavas are native to south-
ern Mexico and Central Ameri-,
ca, and these trees and bushes
are small and quite easy to
grow. .Fruit are produced
thro:'Ugh:'ut the year, but most
ripens during the summer when
Ilesh softens slilhtll and turns a
light yIllo\\ There are se\eial
different kinds of gua\a plants:
Topical Guava, Cattely for
Sira\t bery) guava, and a,
Pineapple Guaavis ..Feijoa.)
Depending upon the variety,
interior flesh can be white, yel-
low, pink ot red. Covering the
Iruil with a paper bag while e
small and green will present
fruit flies from laying eggs which
\\ll damniae the fruit there.
aire n-o legal pesticides for this
problem. Maturing guava must
be harvested quickly as birds
and insects will readily attack
Lychee trees are native to
southern China and southeast
Asia and may grow to 40 or
more feet in height. Lychee is an
excellent fresh fruit with a pleas-
ant, sweet flavor. Fruit are about
the size of a typical strawberry,
round to oval, and borne in
loose clusters. When fruit are
ripe, the leathery skin develops
an attractive pinkish red
color. Lychee trees are attractive
having a dense canopy of dark
green foliage and may grow as
high as 40 feet. Plant the trees in
sunny, well drained sites where
they are protected from
wind. Trees bear within three to
five years of transplanting.
Mango Mango trees are
native to Asia, but have. been
planted here for over 100 years.
These trees are medium to large
trees, and there are many culti-
vars available. Ask for our UF
Mango bulletin to help you
choose. Mangos are ripe when
the fruit softens slightly and
takes on a yellow to orange or
red color and carries a subtle
sweet fragrance. Mango trees
are readily available at local
nurseries and garden .centers.
Trees are tough and relatively
easy to grow. Most varieties of
grafted tiees %ill bear in as little
as three to live years alter trans-
Papaya are native to south-
ern Mexico, Central and South
America, papai a plants are rela-.
tively short lived (one to three
\ears) and are grown from
seed. The\ are relatively eas\ to
grow\ in full sun with excellent
drainage. Common throughout
the tropics, papaya fruits grow
on the stem of upright semi-
herbaceous tlunks. Fruil have
orange to reddish-salmon col-
ored flesh and contain numer-
ous small black seeds in the inte-
rior cavity. They are peeled,
sliced and consumed
fresh. Papaya fruit fly is another
problem solved by paper bag-
ging, like guavas. Look for
Hawaiian Solo varieties that will
Passion Fruit are native to
South America, and grow from
beautiful passion flowers on vig-
orous vines. Purple, yellow, or
reddish colored fruit containing
seeds are surrounded by an
orange, sweet, watery pulp. The
juice is very aromatic and is
commonly used to make juice or
punch. Plant vines next to a
fence or along a trellis in a well
drained soil area with full sun.
Vines begin to bear within three
to six months of planting. Many
are also good plants for attract-
Peaches called stone fruits
because their seed is enclosed
in a heavy pit or stone surround-
ed by soft flesh. Certain cultivars
of these fruits can be successful-
ly grown in Florida. Other stone
fruits, such as apricots,
almonds, and cherries are not
well adapted here and should
not be planted here. Choosing a
low-chill cultivar is imperative:
for our area, look for Florida
prince, and Tropic Beaut\ for
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http: 'keechobee.ifas.uil.edu. If
you need additional information
on door\ard fruit alternatives to
citrus, please email us at okee-
chobeeu'.oifas ufl.edu or call us at
863-763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 45S
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee Coun-
ty.Master Gardeners from 1 to 5
p.m., on Tuesday afternoons.
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