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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 332 Monday, November 28, 2005 504 Plus tax


Brief
Road closure
begins Nov. 28
Beginning Nov. 28, Wolff
Road west of S.W. Seventh
Avenue will be closed for
about five weeks.
Parents taking students to
South Elementary School or
New Endeavor High School
can use either S.W. 28th
Street or S.W. Seventh
Avenue.
Parents taking students to
Osceola Middle School will
have to use S.W 24th Avenue
or Eagle Bay Road to reach
S.W. 28th Street.


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Brownie Troop 599: Presents the Colors


Buy a REAL
Christmas tree!
The race to Christmas
begins when the last Thanks-
giving dish is put away, and
one of the favorite tasks in
Florida homes is to put up
the Christmas tree. Even the
White House chooses a real
tree a beautiful 18.5 foot-
tall Fraser fir from North Car-
olina will be the 2005 Official
White House Christmas Tree.
Today's column will point
interested readers to some
facts about fake trees, offer
some ideas on how to find a
Florida-grown Christmas
tree, suggest some sources of
information about selecting
the right real tree for your
holiday, provide some inter-
esting information about
Christmas tree hitchhikers,
and announce a contest for
kids that can earn them a
$10,000 scholarship.
Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 189
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.79 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
16.20 feet


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Members of Brownie Troop 599 presented the Colors at the Okeechobee County School
Board meeting held Tuesday evening, Nov. 22. Taking part in the ceremony were: (in no
particular order), Emily Alicea, Josie Lopez, Cardanne Hunt, Kesi Rowland, Sierra
Casian, Tayshia Little, Shelby Pearce, Brydgett Koontz, Morgan Buxton, Candace
McGlamory, Kylee Field, Raylee Coleman, Brittany McCoy and Alysa Osterman.


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Community Events .4
Crossword ......... .9


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Recognizing the gift
Members of American Legion Auxiliary Post 64 present-
ed American and Florida state flags to all of Okee-
chobee's schools. At the Okeechobee County School
Board meeting on Tuesday night, Nov. 22, Superinten-
dent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper (left) expressed the
school system's appreciation by presenting a certificate
to auxiliary members (left to right) Judy Groth, Pearl
Godwin and Bea Briney.


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Property taxes

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

Young artists

to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local young
artists between the ages of 10-19
are needed as apprentices to paint
Okeechobee Main Street's first
mural project.
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-
fessional artists.
Young artists chosen will be tak-
ing part in a historical event.
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

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

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

Homebuyer classes

held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE -. The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this


loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuy-
er classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Project HOPE

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


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Reach for the stars at IRCC


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Arnold's Wildlife
Volunteers help wildlife center
Volunteers Joan Rueff, Charlie Rueff (left to right) and Ray Cutler (far right) present Sue
Arnold (center), from Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, with funds raised from a
yard sale held in Taylor Creek Isles. Arnold's Wildlife would like to thank all the residents
who donated items and those who came out for the yard sale. Volunteers are needed for
general maintenance, animal feeding and care, butterfly gardening, tour guides, fund-
raising, etc. If interested, please call Sue Arnold at (863)763-4630.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Okeechobee astronauts
These Okeechobee schoolteachers got to experience the weightlessness of outer space
thanks to a joint science and math workshop sponsored by the Heartland Consortium, an
organization of central Florida schools, and the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis-
tration (NASA). They were trained by astronauts and got to experience weightlessness for
about 30 seconds. The Zero G Flight participants were: (left to right), Vicki Goggans, eighth
grade teacher at Osceola Middle School; Jay Adler, math teacher at Osceola Middle
School; Cathie Carpenter, fifth grade teacher at Central Elementary School; Melissa King,
fifth grade teacher at South Elementary School; Kathleen Wilson, fourth grade teacher at
Everglades Elementary School; and, Valerie White, fifth grade teacher at Central Elemen-
tary School. Not pictured is Ron Altice, eighth grade teacher at Yearling Middle School.


Glades County Roundup


Christmas on the


Leslie Pryor at (863) 946-0737.


Caloosahatchee set Christmas Bazaar


The 5th annual Christmas on
the Caloosahatchee,will: be Thurs-
day, Dec. 8, 'frdm"'5 until 8 p.m.
sponsored by Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School and city of Moore
Haven. To sign up for a booth or for
questions call Susan Prowant or


planned, Dec. 3
The Annual Christmas Bazaar
at St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Hall located at Hwy. 27, in Moore
Haven will be held Saturday, Dec.
3, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The set
up time will be Friday, Dec. 2, at 1


pm. Breakfast will be served
starting at 8 a.m. and lunch start-
ing at 11 a.m. Baked cookies and
homemade bread will be avail-
able. Do some Christmas shop-
ping, consume good food,'and
support your 'community'organrii
zations. If you would like to
reserve a table contact Janet
Getchell at 946-1668.


FORT PIERCE Concerned
about the cost of a college educa-
tion? Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC) has made it easier than
ever to apply for more than $1 mil-
lion in educational scholarships
with the introduction of STARS -
an online application system now
available to anyone planning to
attend IRCC.
Visit the IRCC's website at
ircc.edu and click on the STARS
icon on the homepage.
There are lots of ways to access
this information. You are invited to
visit the IRCC campus nearest you
and see one of the advisors at the
IRCC Financial Aid Office, or visit
the Foundation both are located
on IRCC's main campus in Fort
Pierce. The information can also be
found online by clicking on scholar-
ships, or financial aid on the left of
the IRCC homepage, or click on the
Foundation/Alumni webpage at the
top of the IRCC navigation bar.
The Indian River Community
College Foundation administers
more than 200 different scholar-
ships and last year awarded $1.5
million in scholarships in the health
sciences, work force development,
career training, transfer scholar-
ships to four year institutions and
A.S. and A.A.S. scholarships.
Additionally, IRCC students ben-
efit from more than $10 million in
financial aid in the form of grants,
loans and scholarships each year.
Since 1965, the IRCC Foundation
has played a major role in provid-
ing educational opportunities for
area students and awarded thou-
sands of scholarships through the
generosity of IRCC friends and
alumni.
According to Basil L. King Schol-
arship recipient Cindy Kelly Sheelar,
"IRCC is the foundation upon
which I built my future as an R.N."
Mrs. Sheelar is a December
2005 IRCC graduate and currently
works as a nurse in the Intensive
Care Unit at Lawnwood Regional
Hospital in Fort Pierce.
The new STARS system pro-
vides not only an online applica-
tion, but is also a tracking and
review system as well. Once you
have completed the application,
the system will sort your data and
respond with only those scholar-
ships you are eligible. Researching
what is available to you is present-
ed in one quick, easy to use sum-
mary with hotlinks to the various
and specific criteria for each schol-
arship.
Scholarships are not only based
on academic achievement. There
are scholarships available in your
chosen field of study and those
based, on your place of residence.
There are scholarships to pursue
the fine arts, drafting, mathematics,
nursing, criminal justice, marine
biology, business, education and


creative writing. You only need
apply to find out just how much
IRCC would like to make a college
education a reality for every deserv-
ing student.
You are encouraged to apply
now for scholarships for academic
year 2006-2007. Financial aid appli-
cations should be made after Jan.
1, 2006. Since 1965, the IRCC Foun-
dation has played a major role in
providing educational opportuni-
ties for area students and awarded
thousands of scholarships through
the generosity of IRCC friends and
alumni.
Registration for spring semester


is under way now. Spring classes
start Jan. 5 and are offered during
the day, evening and some week-
ends in traditional classroom set-
tings, online, interactive TV, and
blended classes combining
online and classroom instruction.
The IRCC main campus is locat-
ed at 3209 Virginia Avenue, in Fort
Pierce. Other IRCC locations are:
St. Lucie West Campus, 500 N.W
California Blvd., Port St. Lucie;
Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E. Saler-
no Road, Stuart; Mueller Campus,
6155 College Lane, Vero Beach; or
Dixon Henry Campus, 2229 N.W
Ninth Avenue, Okeechobee.


Presenting the first tree
Your Hometown Hospice has started accepting trees for
their seventh annual Festival of Trees. From left to right
are: Ruth Lawson, Merry Rucks, Bonnie Hill and Sarah
Price of the Okeechobee chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution (DAR) with their tree titled Angel of
Liberty. The DAR were the first to set up their tree in the
new volunteer building which will house the Festival of
Trees. The Country Store will be held in the Hamrick
House on the same property which is adjacent to the
Hospice Residence located at 411 S.E. Fourth Street. For
more information or if you would like to donate to the
event call Theresa at (863) 467-2321.



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Upcoming Events

Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's Center
on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orientation 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 Okee-
chobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care
Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Tuesday
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hos-
pice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding who
your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (International
Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military information avail-
able. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-
0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to par-
ticipate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact Douglas
Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For information,
call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life. Every-
one is invited.-
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group that offers support and education for people who have been
diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective dis-
order or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to Dou-
glas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time gospel
music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at
(863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
A.A. meeting. meets from noon until 1 p.m: at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets'from 8 until 9 p.m., at the Sacred 'RHeart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday at 5
p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support
group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863)
763-2893.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at (863)
467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding who
your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (International
Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military information avail-
able. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth St.
For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask questions.
Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.




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Community Events


Trees accepted for Hospice event
Hospice of Okeechobee is accepting trees for their seventh annual
Festival of Trees. The Country Store will be held in the Hamrick House,

which is adjacent to the Hospice Residence at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information or to donate to the event, call Theresa at (863) 467-2321.
OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are
Saturday and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also
needed to work on the following committees: public relations,
fundraising, legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination.
An experienced bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for
information.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.

Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact
the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-
8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in
the County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan.
17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth.
"The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the
Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certificates
and Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the contestants.
The winner from each school will receive a monetary award. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2492.
VNA giving flu shots
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will be giving flu shots in
their offices at 208 S.E. Park St. The shots will be given from 9 until 11
a.m. and from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no
charge for Medicare patients. For those who do not have Medicare, the
,charge will be $30.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.

Salvation Army needs bell ringers
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for its bell ringers pro-
gram. Bell ringers can sit down and ring the bell for one hour or one
day, it's your choice. If you would like to volunteer to help the Salvation
Army, contact Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427. The bell ringer program
is the Salvation Army's basic fundraising program during the Christ-
mas season.


Church hosting the Walker Family
The Walker Family will be performing at Victory Baptist Church, 500
S.W. Ninth St., Nov. 28 through Dec. 4. Monday through Friday perform-
ances will begin at 7 p.m. For information, contact Sherry at (863) 763-
0669.
SES advisory council will meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet Tues-
day, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invited

La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 29 de novienbre, a las 4 p.m., van a
juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados de asistir.
Window decorating contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its inaugural holiday window dec-
orating contest beginning Nov. 29. Judging will be held Dec. 10. All busi-
nesses are asked to participate and have their windows decorated by
Nov. 29. For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street by calling
their office at (863) 357-6246; or, visiting their office at 111 N.E. Second
St.
Hours change for Festival of Trees
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday Tour of
Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the hours for their festival
of trees. The festival of trees will be held Monday, Nov. 29, through
Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 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. Satur-
day, Dec. 3, the hours will be noon until 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4,
the hours will be noon until 5 p.m.
City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting cere-
mony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Participating in the
ceremony will be the chorus group from Okeechobee County schools,
as well as Santa Claus.
Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and on Dec.
1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. He will be in the park from 6 until 8
p.m. Goody bags will be given to all the children. Pictures with Santa
Claus will cost $1.

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.
Church hosting gospel concert
Mercy's Mark quartet will present a Southern gospel concert on
Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. For information, call (863), 763-3519 or (863)
763-7113.

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.
Farmer's Market resumes normal hours
The Farmer's Market held every Thursday in Flagler Park will resume
normal operation on Thursday, Dec. 1, after being closed for the Thanks-
giving holiday. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or,
(863) 697-3110.
Grace Christian plans spaghetti dinner
Grace Christian School, 701 S. Parrott AVe.,will be having their annu-
al spaghetti lunch and dinner. The lunch will be served on Friday, Dec. 2,
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner orders of five or more can be delivered.
The dinner will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, along with a silent auction and
bake sale from 3 until 7 p.m. at the school. Dinners may be picked up or
eaten at the school All dinners are $5. To purchase a 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 Habitat
for Humanity of Okeechobee on Friday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The menu will be spaghetti with meat sauce and a garlic knot. Call (863)
357-1371 before Dec. 1 to place your order or to request an order form to
be returned by fax. Orders can be delivered or picked up, or just come
by the restaurant on Dec 2 and ask for the Habitat Fundraiser Meal.


Holiday Events


Bell ringers needed
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for its bell ringers pro-
gram. Bell ringers can sit down and ring the bell for one hour or one
day, it's your choice. If you would like to volunteer to help the Salvation
Army, contact Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427. The bell ringer program
is the Salvation Army's basic fundraising program during the Christ-
mas season.

Window 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 111 N.E. Sec-
ond St.

Festival of Trees hours
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday Tour of
Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the hours for their festi-
val of trees. The festival of trees will be held Monday, Nov. 29, through
Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. as originally scheduled. On
Friday, Dec. 2, the hours have been changed to 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sat-
urday, Dec. 3, the hours will be noon until 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec.
4, the hours will be noon until 5 p.m.
Tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting cere-
mony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p;m. Participating in
the ceremony will be the chorus group from Okeechobee County
schools, as well as Santa Claus.

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

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.

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.

Santa Claus to visit
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 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
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.

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

Lighted Boat Parade
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.

Christmas Around the World
The annual Christmas Around the World celebration will be held
Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth
St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity pageant, live 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 begin-
ning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and northeast
sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast section of
the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of the city.

Toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of toys is
currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are turkeys,
hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Families can be
adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863) 763-5725. For monetary
donations, checks should be made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach.







BUSINESS


The Okeechobee News, Monday, November 28,2005


New grocery store is an outreach


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is now a grocery store in
Okeechobee that caters to the
low income and the elderly. Har-
vest Food Center is dedicated to
giving people "a hand up and not
a hand out," according to owner
Joe Sweet.
To purchase groceries, you
must be a member. There is no
membership fee or minimum
purchase required. Membership
eligibility is based on a person's
income. There is a sliding income
scale based on the number of
family members.
Whether they make a pur-
chase or not, each week mem-
bers receive four quarts of milk
and three loaves of bread free.
In order to provide bargains,
Mr. Sweet buys from several
sources. He buys what he calls
"reclamation food" food that is
dented or overstocked. He also'
buys from wholesalers who have
a surplus or who have a load of
food that was refused.
"It's a tough buying job," he
said.
The store has a wide selection
of items such cereal, soup, juice,
tea, soda, baking goods, pet sup-
plies, ketchup, mayonnaise, sea-
sonings, toilet paper, toothpaste,
laundry detergent, peanut butter,
dietary food, cleaning supplies,
Hispanic food and canned fruits
and vegetables. The store does
not carry fresh fruits and vegeta-
bles, but they do have a selection
of meats.
Mr. Sweet -is big on organic
foods.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Joe Sweet, owner of Harvest Food Center, strives to provide
quality food at reasonable cost to the elderly and low
income.


"Just because people are poor,
doesn't mean they can't eat
healthy," he said.
The store also has a few cloth-
ing items. such as shoes, socks,
underwear and t-shirts.
The store carries 120,000 to
125,000 items. There is not a large
selection of each item, but a few
of everything.
Mr. Sweet said the store is a
nonprofit, independent self-sup-
porting outreach.
"It's all about helping people
and sharing the love of Christ," he
added.
He said he came to Okee-
chobee only after "a lot of prayer"
because he saw a need here.
Before coming to Okee-


chobee, he was director of large
nonprofit food distribution organ-
ization.
In starting the business he said
he had to launch out on faith and
that it was "miracle of God" that
the revenue was available to ini-
tially start the business.
The store has seven paid
employees and a volunteer staff.
Mr. Sweet said there was a lot of
work to sorting out the food and
more volunteers are needed.
The hours are from 8:30 a.m.
until 6 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day and from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
on Saturday.
The 'Harvest Food Center is
located at 5295 U.S. 441 S.E.


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Older Americans with mounds


of debt seek financial freedom


Older Americans are the
fastest-growing demographic at
Take Charge America, a national
consumer credit counseling
agency. Soaring health costs, ris-
ing interest rates, unplanned
expenses such as the death of a
spouse, and now, rising gasoline
prices, are affecting millions of
seniors in the United States. For-
tunately, many of these older
Americans are seeking help in
search of financial freedom.
In 2002, more than 450,000
people over the age of 50 filed
for bankruptcy, according to the
Consumer Bankruptcy Project
at Harvard University. For those
who are trying to pay off their
credit card debt, the latest report
by the research firm, Demos,
cites that one-fifth of seniors
spend more than 40 percent of
their income on debt payments
alone.
"In recent years, the slow-
down in the economy and the
workforce has disproportionate-
ly hit older Americans," said
Mike Sullivan, director of educa-
tion for Take Charge America.
"Older Americans are often the
first to leave their jobs and the
least likely to find new work.
Many are reluctant to reduce
their current lifestyles and rely
on credit to carry them through
times of reduced income."
Sullivan also suggests that
longer life expectancies may be
fueling debt. Older Americans
are increasingly called upon to
support their even older parents
as well as their adult children. In
addition, Americans are having
children later in life, moving
major expenses, such as col-
lege, children's weddings and
related expenses, closer to
retirement.
While the financial situation
for some seniors may look
bleak, Sullivan says that there
are ways to turn things around
for the better. He provides the
following tips and ideasfor sen-


iors to manage their finances
and combat debt.
Seek help Talk openly
with your children or family
members about your financial
situation. It's okay to be afraid or
embarrassed at first, but they
are there to help you and will
have your best interest in mind.
Prioritize debts Pay off
high-priority debts first and as
soon as possible. Debts that
may affect your property or car
should be at the top of the list.
Do not open any additional lines
of credit, such as home equity
loans, to pay off these debts.
Reverse 'mortgages -
Many older Americans arrange
for reverse mortgages on their
homes. Homeowners receive
monthly cash payments, con-
verted from the home's equity,
for a specific amount of time.
For more information on the
plan and how to qualify, visit
http://www.aarp.org/money/rev
mort/.
Prescription Drug Pro-
grams Many.states partici-
pate with pharmaceutical com-
panies that offer discounts on
prescription drugs for low-
income households. Contact the
pharmaceutical company for
more information and applica-
tion forms.
Spousal benefits -
Divorced seniors may be eligible
for spousal benefits if they were
married for at least ten years and
have not remarried. Benefits can
be collected as soon as your
partner is eligible for Social
Security. In most cases, you
need to be divorced for at least
two years to receive benefits
unless you began collecting
before the divorce.
Beware of scams Older
Americans are often the targets
of aggressive credit card compa-
nies and scam artists who may
offer too-good-to-be-true rates
over the phone. Do not provide
any personal information unless


you initiated the call and know
who you are speaking with.
Return to the workforce -
Part-time jobs can be rewarding
and low stress. People over the
age of 65 who go back to work
will not lose their Social Security
benefits; those who collect
Social Security before they reach
full retirement age can earn up
to $12,000 a year without
endangering their benefits.
Use credit cards sparingly
- Use credit cards for emergen-
cies only and charge amounts
that you can pay off each
month. Paying only the mini-
mum payments on credit card
bills can sometimes put you in
more debt than you started
with.

About Take
Charge America
Founded in 1987, Take
Charge America, Inc. (TCA) is a
non-profit 501(c) (3) organiza-
tion headquartered in Phoenix,
Ariz. TCA is committed to help-
ing consumers gain control of
their finances and offers a vari-
ety of services including educa-
tion, budget and financial coun-
seling, and when necessary,
debt management.
TCA also serves as an effec-
tive resource for the business
community. We help financially
distressed consumers re-organ-
ize their finances and return
hundreds of millions of dollars
annually to financial institutions,
professional service providers,
and businesses of all sizes and
descriptions that may otherwise
have been lost to the economy
in bankruptcy. TCA's diversified
programs are utilized by tens of
thousands of families and single
men and women throughout
the United States each year.


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Training session
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Big Lake National Bank employees go through several robbery training sessions
throughout the year to stay current on procedures.


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1700 S. Parrott Ave.
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208 S.W. 7th Ave.
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419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
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419 W.S. Park St.
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4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
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357-2773
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McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
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2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
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467-0488
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Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their
men's adult softball league games
will be played at the adult softball
field across from Yearling Middle
School.
The lower division teams will
play on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Game times are 7 and 8 p.m. each
night. The upper division teams
will play on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. ':
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.
OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10
each.
The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses
throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact coach
Enrico or coach Pung at (863) 462-
5043.
Weigh-in site changed
for Headturners3 Classic
The Headturners3.com Classic
bass tournament will take place on
Dec. 3 and 4.
The weigh-ins originally slated
to be held at the Okee-Tantie Mari-
na will now take place at the park-
ing lot of Okeechobee Fishing
Headquarters, 5286 S.W 16th Ave.,
beginning at 3 p.m.
The pre-Classic dinner will take
place on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-


chobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 at
6:30 p.m.
Contact tournament director
Pat Malone at (352) 735-5022 for
information.
Kid's fishing
tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's
Day Fishing Festival has been
rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, at
the back boat ramp at 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
10a.m.
Each child participating will
receive tickets for two soft drinks
and two hot dogs.
A parent or guardian must
accompany each child.
Alumni soccer
game is slated
An alumni soccer game and
barbeque chicken dinner in honor
of former Okeechobee High
School soccer player Yolanda Tor-
res will be held Dec. 17 at Brah-
mans Stadium on the OHS cam-
pus.
All OHS soccer alumni are invit-
ed to take on the Lady Brahmans in
a game. Dinner tickets will be $5,
with all proceeds going to the
Yolanda Torres memorial scholar-
ship fund and the OHS girls soccer
team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen
Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.


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At the Movies
The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Wednesday,
Nov. 23, through Thursday, Dec.
1, are as follows:
Theatre I "Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 2, 4:45 and
7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:45 and 7:30 p.m. Monday
at 3, and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:45 and 7:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5:50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4:50;
senior citizens are $4:50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.

Briefs

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th
Terrace, is seeking paper towels,
old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, a push lawnmower,
gardening utensils and laundry
detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all
unwanted horses. If you can't
keep them, donate them by call-
ing (772) 467-0400. For informa-
tion, ask for Karen.

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children
are abused or neglected each
year.. When. families faiLto care
for:their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of
us. You can help abused and
neglected children by donating
your operational car, boat, truck
or other vehicle to Kids In Dis-
tress by calling (954) 390-7620.
Kids In Distress is a community-
supported agency dedicated to
the care, treatment and preven-
tion of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.

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

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All vet-
erans needing a ride to the VA
Medical Center should call the
County Veterans Service Officer
at (863) 763-8124 several days
ahead of time and provide
name, last four of social security
number, date and time of
appointment and whether a
wheelchair/scooter lift is need-
ed. All appointments must be
before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.

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tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a nohn-
profit organization, offers free
pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free
and, confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals
for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence educa-
tion. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located
at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the, movie theatre. For
information or appointments
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Buy a REAL Christmas tree!


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Grand opening
City and county officials and representatives of various
housing organizations gathered at the office of Roumelis
Planning and Development Services on Thursday, Nov.
22, for their grand opening luncheon. Roumelis Planning
and Development administers the Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program Assistance Plan for the county and
the city.


Community Events

My Aunt's House plans fundraiser
My Aunt's House, Inc. "The Closet", a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit is holding
a Texas Hold'em Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3. We are looking for
players and sponsors to participate. All proceeds will benefit disadvan-
taged 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 limited.
Church plans annual cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will be
hosting its second annual holiday cookie sale at the church on Saturday,
Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. All proceeds from the sale will be used to
rebuild church structures that were damaged by hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne. Ample parking is available in the back of the church.
Tree of Remembrance Service planned
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second
St., will host an open house and Tree of Remembrance Service on Satur-
day, 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. Complimen-
tary 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 remem-
brance.
0CC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their 11th annual Christmas
drive for the underprivileged children and families in Okeechobee Coun-
ty, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile motorcycle ride
around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. The club is asking businesses,
churches and individuals to sponsor each participating bike. For infor-
mation contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
VFW Post hosting arts & crafts bazaar
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host an arts and crafts
bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Breakfast will be
served until 10 a.m. and will consist of sausage gravy and biscuits. Tables
are available for $10 each. For information, call Shirley Jarrell at (863)
467-9450.
Eastern Star plans fashion show
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will hold their ninth
annual Holiday Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 11:45
a.m. The show will be held in the Okeechobee. Masonic Lodge, 107
N.W. Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auction, door prizes and food for
a suggested donation of $8 per person. Seating is limited. For tickets con-
tact Mary Ann Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Black (863) 467-7068 or Mar-
garet Smith (863) 467-8020.
BHR church holding early services
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will begin early Sunday morning
service starting on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school will begin
at 9:45 a.m., with the regular worship service starting at 11 a.m.
BHR church choir plans presentations
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church choir will present "The Hanging
of the Greens' on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. That presentation will be fol-
lowed by a Happy Birthday Jesus party in the fellowship hall. The event
is open to the public.


By Dan Culbreth
Extension horticulture agent
The race to Christmas begins
when the last Thanksgiving dish is
put away, and one of the favorite
tasks in Florida homes is to put up
the Christmas tree. Even the White
House chooses a real tree a
beautiful 18.5 foot-tall Fraser fir
from North Carolina will be the
2005 Official White House Christ-
mas Tree.
Today's column will point inter-
ested readers to some facts about
fake trees, offer some ideas on
how to find a Florida-grown Christ-
mas tree, suggest some sources of
information about selecting the
right real tree for your holiday, pro-
vide some interesting information
about Christmas tree hitchhikers,
and announce a contest for kids
that can earn them a $10,000
scholarship.
Avoid fakes
According to Department of
Commerce, in 2004 the U.S. spent
$100 million on 8.7 million import-
ed fake trees. Did you know that
the first fake trees were produced
by a company that made toilet
brushes? Today these products are
made of plastic, metal, and even
wood which in one case, was
banned from importation into the
U.S. Some fake trees come from
foreign sweat shops and others
have warning labels because they
contain lead. And in some con-
sumer tests, they are not as inflam-
mable as the fire-proof labeling
indicates.
Consider
Florida trees
An alternative that supports our
agricultural economy is to choose
a live tree. Did you know that Flori-
da has Christmas tree farms?
While most of these cut your own
Christmas tree farms are in North
Florida, one is in Fort Myers; others
are near Daytona, Ocala, 'and
Gainesville.
There are several excellent
sources of information available
on how to choose and display
your live Christmas tree. I've writ-
ten a few articles on these subjects
that are on our website, and print-
ed copies can be picked up at our
office.
The Florida Department of Agri-
culture actively promotes this
product to consumers and pro-
vides help to consumers through
the Florida Christmas Tree Associ-
ation. And, if you will purchase a
live tree from an out of state suppli-
er, look to the National Christmas
Tree Association for lots of good
information on tree selection and
care.
Unwanted
hitchhikers
Sometimes consumers report
that bugs on their live Christmas
trees have invaded their house.
According to the North Carolina
Extension Service, your real Christ-
mas tree may rarely have any
unwanted hitchhikers. There are
several kinds of insects that spend


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the winter in conifers such as Fras-
er fir. When you bring the tree into
your home, they think spring has
come and become active again. In
many ways these hitchhikers are a
"symptom" of a fresh recently har-
vested tree.
Should the growers have treat-
ed for-these pests? Unfortunately,
they didn't even know they were
there. As few as one tree per acre
might have one of these post-har-
vest pests on it. Although Christ-
mas trees are regularly scouted for
pests that damage the tree, these
post-harvest pests are rarely
observed in the field. No one
knows they are in the tree until
they are brought into the home.
Pesticide treatments of every
Christmas tree before harvest
would be unthinkable because of
the possible pesticide residues that
would affect not only farm work-
ers but consumers. Most growers
use pesticides only when they are
needed to preserve tree quality
and when they would effectively
control the pest. For these unwant-
ed critters, it would not be worth
treating all harvested trees for the
handful of trees with hitchhikers.
If you're used to seeing aphids
on your roses, you might be sur-
prised by the appearance of Cinara
aphids. They are much larger and
brown to black and have been
mistaken for ticks. However, ticks
have never been found on Christ-
mas trees at any time of year.
The spruce spider mite is a
common pest of Fraser fir. Spider
mites are very small, and appear
as dark-red dots when shaken out
of the tree. With a magnifying lens
you can see the eight legs charac-
teristic of mites. Spider mites can't
live in your house. Once the tree is
removed, they will die out. While
spider mites could cause small red
stains on carpets, ornaments, or
furnishings, they do not bite, nor
do they cause any diseases.
Praying mantises are a well-
known insect predator. Their egg
cases are frequently found in
Christmas trees. In the fall, female
mantises lay eggs in a frothy liquid
which hardens into an egg case
that sticks to the. branch. Once
warmed inside the home, the eggs
may hatch, and tiny mantises can
invade your home. Again, these
insects do not bite or carry disease.
If the egg case can be located,
remove it from the tree and put it
outside. Small mantises that have
escaped can be vacuumed up or
caught and released outside.
Send a photo;
win a scholarship
If your family wants a vacation
to Orlando, or if you have a child
that could use some money, take a
peek at the National Christmas
Tree Association website for the
2005 NCTA's "Help Santa Find the
Perfect Real Tree" contest. Kids 6
through 18 years of age can win a.


$5000 to $10,000 scholarship (or
the family trip) by sending a photo
and story about your perfect live
Christmas tree. Entries must be
complete postmarked by Dec. 31,
2005. Complete details are avail-
able at our office or on line at:
http://www.realchristmastree.org/
contestentryform.pdf.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,


http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. It
you need additional information
on Florida Christmas Trees, please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 Hwy
98 North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from I to 5 PM on Tues-
day afternoons.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
First Thanksgiving
Peace Lutheran Preschool held its annual Thanksgiving
program and feast on Friday, Nov. 18. The children told
the story of the first Thanksgiving through word and
song. Special guest, Alice Sweat, sang 'Jesus Loves Me"
in her native Seminole language, Creek. The children
repeated the song in English. Participants in the program
were: (front row, left to right), Kennedee Brewer and
Blayne O'Cain; (second row), Danyelle Borome, Chase.
Trent and Janessa Nunez; and, (back row), Alice Sweat.





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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


FOUND ATV in Hendry County.
Contact Hendry Sheriffs De-
partment 674-4630 Ask for
Agriculture Investigator
LITTLE BROWN DOG Vic of
Basswood. Male. Please call
to identify. (863)467-8041
PIT MIX DOG young female,
light tan. Very gentle. Found
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify.
(239)657-2605
SMALL DOG- Terrier type,
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call
to identify (863)763-4333


BEAGLE PUPPY- Female, Ap-
prox. 16 wks old, Vlc. SW of
Oak Park. (863)634-2471
RED CURRY DOGS (2) Lost in
Ft. Drum Area. Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466
REDISH HUNTING DOG- fe-
male, w/notch In ear. Orange
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward


WEDDING RING, REWARD
solitaire 1K w/wrap,near Wal-
Mart Caribean, Sawgrass
863-983-6393,561-261-0267


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




Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Pa rtTime 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-9800
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm
A/C Company
looking for motivated
Installers/Helpers.
Good pay, benefits.
DFW. (863)763-8391




ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
ATTENTION DRIVERS
Now hiring qualified drivers
for Central Florida Local &
National OTR positions.
Food grade tanker, no hazmat,
no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new
equipment. Need 2 years exp.
Call Bynum Transport
for your opportunity today.
800-741-7950
CITRUS TRUCK DRIVER
Class A CLD, 7 days/wk.
Call (772)465-4461
Between 8am-5pm.


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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


CRANE
OPERATORS WANTED
Mullins Crane LLC
Ft. Pierce
772-462-6147
or after 5 pm
772-263-0596
Daycare now
hiring Teachers.
Experience preferred.
(863)763-0611
Equipment Operators
Neeed Loader &Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
SCall: 954-818-2521
GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER,
will train, must be de-
pendable. (863)763-5582
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852


HARDWARE PERSONNEL
Full Time & Part-Time
Work weekdays & E/0 Satur-
day. Drug Free Work Place.
Apply in person, See Jim,
W & W Lumber
of Okeechobee
MECHANIC NEEDED
@ Feed Mill
Expe enced Diesel Mechanic
Experience on Semi Tractor
Tra ers a plus; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
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today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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


NOW HIRING!
*Tow truck driver
*Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP


PIPE FITTERS, PIPE LAYERS
& CARPENTERS: Needed for
construction in West Palm
Beach & Stuart 561-248-6332
PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 or fax
resume to 863-467-7560
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with. farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
TRUCK DRIVER, CDL Class B
w/Air Brake. Company *
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401K. Apply in
person: W&W Lumber,
Hwy. 710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.


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IMMEDIATE OPENING
FOR:
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
ONLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
Emory Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PAY 401K PAID VAC. MEDICAL
EOE/DFWP


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



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



PROFESSIONAL COOK
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


SERVICE TECH
GREAT PAY
Full-Time, Exceptional
Benefits, Installation
& service of equipment
& appliances,
Ferrellgas
204 SW 7th Ave.
(863)763-7557
SERVICE TRUCK DRIVER
Class B CDL
Mid-Florida Portable Toilets
(863)655-2940
SURVEY FIELD PERSONNEL
for new Okeechobee office.
Top pay, benefits, experience
preferred. Entry level position
also avail. Call 863-467-4599
and leave message oi fax
resume to 863-467-6963.
Application available at
www.nsoeo.com
"Contact Us".
TIRE CHANGER/MECHANICS
TRAINEES. Pan Am!Tire
Okee. 863-467-4600
or 800-458-7205


MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898


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


IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS

OKEECHOBEE
AREA

1 Part Time
Merchandiser

CLEWISTON

1 Part Time
Merchandiser

BELLE GLADE/
MOORE HAVEN/
CLEWISTON

1 Full Time
Merchandiser

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

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



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Merchandise

Ul-,fI I lIl

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
-Business Equipment 545
Cakpets,' Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,'Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens S Fabrics. 595
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Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Supplies 625
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Jewelry 635
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Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
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Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
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Plumbing Supplies 680
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Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television, Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys a Games 730
V9Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


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


MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
tellidry, white. $250
(863)801-1836
RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
RANGE, Whirlpool, Electric,
30", self cleaning. Almond
w/black glass door. Like
new. $100. (863)824-0095
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore:
Asking $100.
(863)467-1032
REFRIGERATOR: Whirlpool,
26 cu. ft., Side by Side, Al-
mond. Like new. $200.
(863)824-0095
ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
new, never used. $50.
(863)357-0125
WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
white, Heavy duty. $200 for
both or will separate.
(863)763-5084
WATER DISPENSER Alpine
w/ one 5 gallon bottle. In good
condition. $50 (863)946-019



UTILITY SHED, New, Sears,
10x9, Aluminum. Partially as-
sembled. $165.
863-467-7213


SCHWINN, 26" Cruiser,
w/tank, rack, green, rides
good, exc. cond., $100'.
(856)358-8625
SCHWINN, 26" twin Tandem,
built for two, rides good, exc.
cond., $275. (856)358-8625



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


TARA- Scarletts First Love,
part of Scarletts World cof-
lection, w/ Cert of Auth. $20
(863)261-1153.



COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/ desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158



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


CHINA HUTCH Dark wood,
glass-top, 3 drawers. Door on
bottom. $100 (863)398-0117
COUCH Pink, bean shaped
couch, eames styled! Excel-
lent Cond. $225
(863)697-1782
DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150
(772)597-2470
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$3'00 or best offer
(863)824-3319
DR TABLE & 6 LADDER BACK
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion, $100 (863)675-7306.
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS &
MAUVE RECLINER- asking
$120 for all (863)675-0246.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Glass front. Holds 27" TV.
$75. (863)801-3412
GLIDER ROCKERS & OTTO-
MANS (2)- wing back, exc
condition, $90 for both
(863)467-6060.
LIVING ROOM GROUP sea-
foam green, sofa, lov seat,
clb chair and lounger w/2
lamps $400 (863)801-1428
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING:
King Size w/frame. $225.
(863)801-3412


MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
King size, good cond.,
$100. (863)763-2458
OAK DESK excellent condi-
tion $300 (410)883-3612
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$150. (863)357-2110 '
SOFA Large, in good condi-
tion. $150 or best offer
(863)824-3319
SOFA- Craftwork Guild, floral
print, camelback, $80
(863)983-7775.
SOFA SET, Couch, Loveseat &
Matching Ottoman. Barely
used. Mint cond. Red & Green.
$300 neg.863-357-6775
WICKER FURNITURE SET -
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/ extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805



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


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



EXERCISE BIKE: Sears, Life
Styler 2000, Dual Action,
Electronic, Ergometer. $50.
(863)763-0691
EXERCISE MACHINE stepper
for leg work out $40
(863)357-0125
NORDIC TRACK ski exercis-
er, folds and stores, full body
work out $50
(863)763-0691
TOTAL SPORT, Work Out Ma-
chine: By Sports Authority.
$1,50 or best offer.
(863)467-4498.


DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
(863)697-0845
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee


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


BED- Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
ing condition. $300. Pioneer
Plantation (954)966-2041
SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modem. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $400 neg 863-634-9620
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, nice
cond., barely used, 4 wheel
base basket, $800 or best
offer. (863)801-6149


ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 Large
& 1 Small. By: Cooper. Beauti-
fully matted & framed. Exc.
cond. $600 (863)467-7659


Awning, new, white, 52x48,
$40. (863)467-1965
CHAIN HOISTS, COME
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
separate (863)697-9704.
EGG INCUBATOR Good
shape, just don't use any-
more. $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message
FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
ous items. Will sel. for $100
or will separate.
(863)763-9135
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $575 or best offer
(863)357-7406
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
doors w/hardware. complete.
4 windows across top $250
will sep. (863)357-3779
GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
& Stratton, needs work
$400/neg. (863)467-5889
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS 20-25
Boxes. Good New condition.
Moving, all must go. $125 for
all. (863)467-7659
MATTRESS COVER- Tempur-
pedic, King size, Good cond
Pd $600. Asking $300.
(863)763-8115 or 824-2607
MINI BLINDS (40) Like new,
various sizes. $50 for all, will
separate. (772)971-9474
VEGETABLE SINK- green, cast
iron, self rimming, 32x21,
and STAINLESS STEEL
SINK- self rimming, 32x21
$15 for both (863)763-7613



GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
TAYLOR GUITAR, 614-ceab,
S25th Anniv. model, maple
Back & sides, spruce top,
$2,000. (863)467-9859
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings



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


BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
13wks old. Two sets of shots
& worminrg's. $250 each.
(863)228-6141
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1.year
old on Christmas. Neutered,
Have all vet papers. $200.
(863)763-9410
COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmas!
$1500.:(863)634-6483
GREAT DANE, neutered male,
11 mos. old, loving, inside
dog, good home only. $300.
(863)983-6406
PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
$35 (863)357-3639
RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
old, ready to go, $200 or
best offer (863)447-0965.
YORKIPOO PUPS- Adorable
Teddy Bears. $600 cash
only. (863)357-0037
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.
ZEBRA FINCHES, male & fe-
male with cage, $25.
(863)673-5038 LaBelle



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



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


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, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779



RCA 27" color TV, will need
antenna. Remote & manual in-
cluded. $75 cash.
(863)675-4970 Iv msg
SANYO 25" color. Works
fine. Replaced w/ a newer
model. $125 (863)357-6799
TV SONY FD WEGA 36' flat
screen w/ton of features and
wireless head phones $1000
(772)461-8822


AIR COMPRESSOR, $50.
(863)675-2992
GENERATOR, Craftsman,
5600 watts, Model
#58032 5600. $500.
(863)357-3059
GENERATOR, Like new. Only
used a couple times. $700
or best offer. (863)241-1793
SETTING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


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


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

Agriculture I
-I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 8 10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds, Plants/
Flowers 865




D4 CAT BULLDOZER '69
model. Needs crank. All there.
$1300 (863)357-3981


APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
BLUE ROAN TWH GELDING,
12 yrs. old, 14.3 hands, gen-
tle, $1500. Weekends
(561)767-7263 aft. 8 am
HORSE 3 y/o mustang,
needs attention, very nice
pretty needs to be broken
$400/neg. (863)634-2139
REG PASOFINO BAY MARE-
trail rides, trailers, for experi-
enced rider $1500
(863)763-1504.



LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER, Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both, will sep. 863-763-3920
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman
LT 1000, Standard. Works
great. Well maintained. $800
or best offer. (863)241-1793


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos -'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313


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.
$55,000. (863)467-9556


STEWART WOODS RANCH -
Martin County, Okeechobee,
off Hwy. 714, 20 + acres,
beautifully treed pasture,
fenced pond, zoned ag.,
$729,900. Contact Kimberly
561-262-9834 Ocean Resort
Realty.
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another man's treas-
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to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


RESIDENTIAL LOT: Clean/Dry
125Ft. x125Ft., 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.
(863)467-8889



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


Mobile Homes



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 1x.
$300. neg. (863)697-3070



FACTORY AUTHORIZED
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available for immediate
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J & S FISHCAMP- 48ft, 2br,
lba, furnished, $9000 or
best offer (561)459-9766


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CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2002
Eng., Has new parts. Runs &
Looks good $1500.
(863)763-5178
CROWN VICTORIA- '89, Runs
good. Rebuilt trans. Decent
shape, $1500 or best offer.
(863)357-1938
CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po-
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
CROWN VICTORIA- '95, V8,
Police interceptor model, low
mi, Cold A/C, Super charged
$2500. 239-633-4069
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
fine $800 (863)467-9358


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


Rentals



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



S.W. Section in Town, 3 BR, 1
Ba w/carport & detached work
shop. $1100 mo. + sec. dep.
& ref's. (954)658-0108



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


OKEE. 1 or 2 br, near water; 3
mo., Starting last week in
Dec:. Will pay in advance.
Please call. (304)755-8047


Recreation



Boats 300
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$8200 (863)946-3857
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trir,
20hp Electric Mere. start, fish
finder, anchors, swivel seats,
$2000 (863)635-3627.
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $400 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
BOAT new motor, good
shape w/fishing equipment
$1500 (863)467-9358
BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
good shape $450
(863)675-6738
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, ba t & trlr,
$2000 neg. (863)763-3551
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Mere., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8900. (863)763-0944
LOWE- 14', Aluminum, Cover,
35hp Johnson, Troll motor,
Fish finder. Trailer New tires.
$2000. (352)206-1193
LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Mere
Outboard, $250
(863)675-6738.
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft.,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Mere w/trail-
er. Will demonstrate. $850.
(863)467-4035
PONTOON BOAT- '92, 18ft,
Sweet Water, for fishing
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer.
$3,450 neg. (863)467-4646
PONTOON BOAT- '03, 20'
PlayCraft, 50HP Yamaha 4
stroke, trlr 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
(863)357-9962
SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615
V BOTTOM BOAT 1948, 12
Ft., Aluminum. Very good con-
dition. $300. 863-824-0801


*CITATION, '01 & lot in Blue
Cypress RV Park, asking
$50,000 for both.
(863)357-3607
DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331



BATTERY CHARGER: Pro
Sport 20+, 20 amp., 3 bank.
New, in box. $150.
(863)467-2255
MARINE RADIO- ICOM, Full 5
watts $75. (863)763-7989
OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP
Johnson, long shaft, $450
(863)447-2130.


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



GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
leave msg.
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HP, 1
yr old, asking $1000
(863)763-5535. days
(863)763-1615 evenings
KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KTM,
65cc, new motor, all new
parts, runs great $1800/neg.
(863)824-8787

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4-05
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 406-5
Vans 4070

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UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New with your child from
wheels & tires. Good condi- birth to age nine.
tion.v$1300 or best offer.
(863)763-3406



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DODGE AVENGER ES '95 -
coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great
$2500 w/rims (863)983-7876
HONDA ACCORD LX, '90, 4
dr., auto, burgundy, good
condition, runs good, $1800.
(863)634-1909/763-3931
HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door,
Loaded. Excellent condition.
Great on gas. Many new parts.
$2500 (863)763-3406
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651


CHEVY CAMARO Z28 1980,
Lots of extra's! Great restora-
tion project. $2000.
(863)634-6601



FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432


CAMPER TOP new condition,
fits Ranger Flare-side p/u.
$275 (863)467-8186 or
(863)946-1331
FORD THUNDERBIRD 1990,
Great for parts. $100.
(863)763-8318/464-0305
MOTOR & TRANS. 350 From
Chevy Suburban 1990.
Everything runs good. $900
or will sep. (863)801-3233
TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck
tires, $150 for all, in good
shape (863)697-6033
UTILITY BODY, For 3/4 or 1/2
Ton Truck, 8 Ft., No rust.
$800. (863)801-3233


CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
CHEVY 70 DUMP TRUCK, '85,
$8000 or best offer.
866-294-4011
Chevy Cheyenne 1500, 1991,
4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250.
(863)805-2877
FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
headache bar, bumper, tow
bar, $800 or best offer
(863)697-9704.
FORD F150, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
(863)261-5659
GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
Diesel, $3500.
866-294-4011


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



Public Notice 1500
State Public
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-193
IN RE: ESTATE.OF
LYNN H. HALL, JR.,
a/k/a LYNN HALL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the Estate of LYNN H. HALL,
JR., a/k/a LYNN HALL, Deceased, File
Number 2005-CP-193, by the Circuit
Court lor Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street. Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the
decedent's date of death was March
14, 2005; that the total value of the es-
tate is $70,015.32; that names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
ELEANOR D. HALL, P.O. Box 1025,
Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
I'h 1h ,,1,,
111.','I 1III i-H I
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is November 21,2005.
Person Giving Notice
Eleanor D. Hall
PO. Box 1025
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
'Okeechobee, Florida 34972
1863) 763-3825
y: Tom W.Conely.III
Florida Bar #096482
98899 ON 11/21,28/05