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Vol. 96 No. 333


Road closure
began 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.


receives award
"Sonny" Williamson, of Okee-
chobee, a graduate from the
University of Florida's College
of Agricultural and Life Sci-
ences received the Award of
Distinction from the college's
Alumni and Friends organiza-
tion for his contribution to UF
and the agricultural and natu-
ral resource industries.
The award was presented
Nov, 5 by Roger Scarborough,
president of Alumni and
Friends, and R. Kirby Barrick,
dean of the college, during the
college's annual "Tail Gator"
event prior to the UF- Vander-
bilt football game in
Lions fire
Steve Mariucci
Detroit Lions fired coach Steve
Mariucci on Monday and pro-
moted defensive coordinator
Dick Jauron to succeed him on
an interim basis.
Mariucci's record with the
Lions was 15-28. His 2003 hir-
ing was hailed by fans and
media alike, but he was not
able to turn around a team that
has won one playoff game
:since 1957.
"It's hard for me to stand up
here in this position because
Steve is a friend," said Jauron,
who had a 35-46 record as
head coach of the Bears from
After Detroit lost 27-7 to the
Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiv-
ing to fall to 4-7, reports swirled
that the team was considering
firing Mariucci. When Mariucci
wds not let go over the week-
end, some thought his job was
safe for the final five games of
the regular season.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 198
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.77 feet

Lake level
16.19 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Comics ............ 7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . .8
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion .......... 4.
Speak Out . . .4
Sports . . . .6
TV . . . .9
Weather . . .2
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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Schools meet class-size rule

ratios being met
by local schools
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee schools are
ahead of the curve in complying
with the classroom reduction
amendment according to Okee-
chobee County Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper.
The amendment, which was
approved by Florida voters in
2000, calls for smaller classes to be
phased in through 2010. By that

time, schools are required to have
individual classes of no more than
18 pupils in pre-K through third
grade; 22 students in fourth grade
through eighth grade; and, 25 stu-
dents per classroom at the high
school level.
For the current school year, the
amendment calls for the same stu-
dent teacher ratios listed above,
but they are applied to the district
average rather than the classroom
Okeechobee schools look
good this year with the K through
third grade level student teacher
ratio at 16.74-to-1; the fourth
through eight-grade ratio is 20.28-

to]; and, 21.25-to-I at the high
school level.
There has been some discus-
sion of modifying the amendment
to have the final figures in 2010 be
based on district-wide averages
rather than on individual class-
room figures. Dr. Cooper is in
favor of that change, saying that
district-wide figures would be
more manageable than individual
classroom figures.
One of the methods beings
used to keep up with required
classroom size used by some dis-
tricts is team teaching, or using
two teachers in one classroom.
According to Florida Department

of Education spokesperson Jen-
nifer Fennell, that practice has
tripled since the amendment
Fortunately, Okeechobee
county schools have not had to
resort to that practice since it may
no longer be available after this
school year.
In June, the state decided that
team teaching could continue for
academic reasons, but starting
with the 2006-07 school year it
could not be used to avoid smaller
class sizes.
However, the Florida School
Board Association and some indi-
vidual school boards will soon ask

a judge to block that rule and
restore team teaching as a way to
meet classroom size require-
ments. The association's execu-
tive director Wayne Blanton said
the association decided to sue
only after state officials refused to
negotiate the issue.
Another way for schools to
comply with the amendment is to
resort to the use of modular con-
crete classrooms or "concreta-
bles" as the manufacturer, Royal
Concrete Concepts, refers to
Royal Concrete Concepts is in

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Okeechobee's Country Store on Monday, Nov. 28. Kristin bought a baby doll that she



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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
This Sugar House was made by Delores Treece and donated to the Hospice of Okee-
chobee Festival of Trees. The house is being auctioned off with a starting bid of $60.
The festival takes place from Nov. 28 until Dec. 4.

Event pays homage to departed

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Holiday music filled the air
in downtown Okeechobee Sat-
urday evening as the doors of
the First United Methodist
Church opened to welcome
the community to the 17th
annual Evening of Remem-
The event was sponsored
by Buxton Funeral Home and
This evening of holiday
music, songs and fellowship,
usually held at the funeral
home, was moved to the
church this year due to the loss

of the Buxton facility during
last year's hurricanes.
The program began with
selections of organ music by
Michael Hayes and Scott
Dixon, followed by an opening
prayer by Rev. Larry Kilgore of
the Okeechobee Church of
Paul M. Buxton then wel-
comed the audience and intro-
duced his family and funeral
home employees.
After the introductions, the
audience sat back and enjoyed
the vocal selections of Jim and
Katie Clark, Pat and Doug
McCoy, Darlene Miller, Randy
Whipple, the vocal group of

Jimmy Lee McNeil with May-
belle Singletary, Bertha Mae
Boswell, Lottie Boswell,
Maryetta Mehide, Ilene Welch
and Addie Spear and the vocal
group The Singing SonRays,
consisting of Robert and Mary
Kern, Robyn Spradlin and
Robert and Sandra Hiens.
The most touching part of
the presentation was the Mem-
ory Roll Call where those who
had died were remembered
and honored by their loved
The evening came to an end
with the congregation singing
"Silent Night".

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Local singers Jim Clark (left), Pat McCoy (center) and Doug
McCoy (right) performed holiday songs at the Evening of
Remembrance that took place at the First United Methodist
Church Saturday night.

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Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1

chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and coun-
ty can pay their property taxes at
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector's Office in the Alderman
Building, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 4 percent on payments
made Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent
on payments made Dec. 1 Dec.
31; 2 percent on payments made
Jan. 1,2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 per-
cent on payments made Feb. 1,
2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and, net if
paid in March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863)

Young artists
to be selected
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 visu-
.al arts, as well as learning and
participating in the process of
painting a large mural under the
direction of professional artists.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submit-
ted through a juried process.
Competition is now open and
will end on Jan. 6, 2006. An entry
and artists' consent form is
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, con-
sent form, rules and art submis-
sion format.

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
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 following criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons -
.$31,100; four persons-- $34,550;
five persons $37,300; six per-
sons $40,100; seven persons
- $42,850; and, eight persons -.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment
for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The
Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.

Book on area
currently on sale
"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.
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 ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
(863) 763-6226.

Homebuyer classes

held each Wednesday
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
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

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Community Events

OCC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their 11th annual Christmas
drive for the underprivileged children and families in Okeechobee
County, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile motorcycle
ride around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. The club is asking business-
es, churches and individuals to sponsor each participating bike. For
information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stew-
art 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 contact Mary Ann Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Black (863) 467-
7068 or Margaret Smith (863) 467-8020.


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the process of moving their plant
from Palm Beach County to Okee-
chobee County.
According to information dis-
tributed by the company, it takes
only eight weeks from site plan-
ning to installation for modular
Several school districts through-
-out the state have used Royal Con-
crete's products to meet classroom

"If we get into a fast-paced
growth mode, we might have to
look at things like this," Dr. Cooper
said of the concretables.
To date, Okeechobee schools
have not used modular concrete
Dr. Cooper said she was excited
over the possibility of student field
trips to the proposed Royal Con-
crete Concepts plant and the career
opportunities the plant would
Editor's note: Some informa-
tion in this article came from the
Associated Press.





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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 party in the fellowship hall. The
event is open to the public.
Kid's fishing tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's Day Fishing Festival has been resched-
uled for Sunday, Dec. 4, at the back boat ramp at the Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster Cast-
ing Kid's Competition will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the
fishing competition starting at 1 p.m. If you have pre-registered you do
not have to do so again. If not, all others must register on site by 10
a.m. Each child participating will receive tickets for two soft drinks and
two hot dogs. A parent or guardian must accompany each child.

VFW #9528 plans ham dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W., will hold their
annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. A donation of $7 is
suggested for dinners that will include ham and canned yams, green
beans, cole slaw and rolls.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria. The diabetes support group
is free to the community. For information, call Wanda Haas, RN, BA,
CDE, CPT at (863)763-5093.

ABWA plans holiday luncheon
The Women of Tomorrow Chapter of the American Business
Women's Association will hold its annual holiday luncheon on Thurs-
day, Dec., 8, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The luncheon is $6.41 per person, not including the
tip. For more information, contact Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.

Church hosts Christmas concert
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a Christ-
mas concert featuring the keyboard artistry of Lorne Matthews on
Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.

BHR homeowners association to meet
The November and December meeting. of the Buckhead Ridge
Homeowners Association will be held Thursday, Dec. 8. A pot-luck
dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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 outdoor pro-
cession will be held in the parking lot prior to the 12:45 p.m. mass.
There will be a special festival beginning at 2 p.m. with ethnic food,
entertainment and games for children. Parking and admission are free.
The event is open to the public. For information, call the parish office at
(863) 763-3727.

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Williamson receives Award of Distinction

"Sonny" Williamson, of Okee-
chobee, a graduate from the
University of Florida's College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences
received the Award of Distinc-
tion from the college's Alumni
and Friends organization for his
contribution to UF and the agri-
cultural and natural resource
The award was presented
Nov, 5 by Roger Scarborough,
president of Alumni and Friends,
and R. Kirby Barrick, dean of the
college, during the college's
annual "Tail Gator" event prior
to the UF- Vanderbilt football
game in Gainesville.
Frank "Sonny" Williamson
received his bachelor's degree
in agriculture from UF in 1950.
Upon graduation, he partnered
with his father on a ranch. Since
then, the Williamson Cattle
Company has developed into a
family business, which pro-
duces cattle and citrus in Okee-
chobee, and cattle and catfish in
Greensboro, Ala.
Williamson has a distin-
guished history of civic engage-
ment and support of the agricul-
ture industry. He has served on

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Marisol Amador
Frank "Sonny" Williamson, of Okeechobee, a graduate from the University of Florida's Col-
lege of Agricultural and Life Sciences received the Award of Distinction for his contribution
to UF and the agricultural and natural resource industries. Other participants in the awards
presentation on Nov. 5, included (from left), Kirby Barrick; Mason Smoak; Bernie Lester;
Anita Dhople; Frank "Sonny" Williamson; Roger Scarborough and Jimmy Cheek.

several boards and councils
including UP's SHARE (Special
Help for Agricultural Research
and Education) Council, the
Florida chapter of the Nature
Conservancy and the Florida
Cattlemen's Foundation.
He also works to improve the

lives of others through Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing Inc.,
which provides education,
counseling and low-cost hous-
ing to migrant workers. A mem-
ber of the Florida Agricultural
Hall of Fame, Williamson has
been recognized for his many

achievements by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Gamma
Sigma Delta, the National Cattle-
men's Beef Association and the
Florida Association of County
Agricultural Agents.


Tyrone Williams
Tyrone Williams, age 47, died
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Florida
Hospital in Orlando.
He was born in Baltimore,
Md., and was a resident of
Sebring coming from Chester, Pa.,
three years ago.
He was of Holiness Faith and
attended Jesus Holy Ghost Cru-
sade Church in Okeechobee. He
attended Chester Jr. and Sr. High
School in Chester, Pa., and gradu-
ated with the Class of 1976. He
served in the U.S. Marines and
was a Youth Service Correctional
Officer in Okeechobee.
He was preceded in death by:
his father, William Taylor; and, his
grandfather, Brooks A. Williams.
Survivors include: his mother,
Mary W. Hudson of Chester, Pa.;
brothers, William H. Hudson and
Shawn B. Hudson, both of
Chester, Pa.; his sisters, Anita H.
Wright of Chester, Pa., Anna W.
Hudson of Stanford, Conn-, and
Darlene R. Hudson of Fort Wash-
ington, S.C. He is also sAiOt-d by
his grandmother, Anner P.
Williams of Anderson, Ind.
Visitation will be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 9:30
until 11 a.m., at Jesus Holy Ghost
Crusade Church in Okeechobee
with funeral services to follow.
Interment will follow in Evergreen
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Funerals by Cole-
man in Port St. Lucie.

Roy Stanley Goolsby
Roy Stanley Goolsby, age 87,
died Nov. 28, 2005, at Lawnwood
Hospital. Mr. Goolsby was born
April 23, 1918, in Jacksonville to
Rupert and Nettie Goolsby. He
was retired from the salvage busi-
ness and moved from West Palm
Beach to Okeechobee in 1992.
Mr. Goolsby is survived by: his
beloved wife, Helen of 44 years;
son, Rupert A. Goolsby of Okee-
chobee; stepdaughter, Patricia A.
Jozayt of Loxahatchee; stepson,
Donald R. Jozayt of Melbourne;
four grandchildren; sister, Eliza-
beth Allen of Arizona; and, many
nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation or
Funeral arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory.

Anne Woodruff
Constance Anne Woodruff,
age 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 23,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital in

Okeechobee. She was born Aug.
12, 1938, in Sauquoit, N.Y., and
has been a resident of Okee-
chobee for six years. She enjoyed
crocheting and bingo.
She is survived by: her sons,
Ronald (Cindy) Bryant of
Lawrenceville, Pa., and Philip
(Brenda) Campbell of Rochester,
N.Y.; her daughters, Lorna (Frank)
Gregorio of Okeechobee, Roberta
J. (David) Wagner of Rochester,
N.Y, and Edith M. (Kim) LaRoe of
Rochester, N.Y.; eight grandchil-
dren; and, one great-grandchild.
There will be no visitation or
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Margaret L. Walker
Margaret L. Walker, age 62,
died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at St.
Petersburg General Hospital, St.
Petersburg. She was born on Nov.
2, 1943, in Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
and was a resident of Okee-
chobee for 39 years. She was a
school bus driver for the Okee-
chobee School System. Mrs.
Walker was a member of the
Okeechobee Church of Christ.
Survivors include: her hus-
band of 35 years, Sidney Walker
of Okeechobee;" daughters,
Martha Delprete and Serena
Bush, both of Okeechobee; her
brothers, James Simmons,
Eugene Simmons, Billy Simmons,
.J.T. Simmons, Medford Simmons,
and Robert Simmons, all of Okee-
chobee; and, two grandchildren,
Taydra Delprete and Brittany Bush
of Okeechobee.
Graveside services will be held
on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 10
a.m., at Evergreen Cemetery in
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Virgil Dale
Virgil Dale, age 89, died Nov.
28, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. Mr. Dale was born
on June 27, 1916, in Union Coun-
ty, Ill. He retired from Caterpillar,
Inc. of Joliet, I11.
He was preceded in death by:
his first wife, Wanda; his second
wife, Gladys; and, a dear friend,
Minnie Lea Padgett.
Survivors include: son, Larry
(Phylis) Dale of Okeechobee;
and, two daughters, Sondra Paw-
chak of Okeechobee and Martha
(Leo) Manzella of Bartlett, Ill.
Mr. Dale was a World War II
veteran, a lifetime member of the
VFW, and a member of the Wid-
ows and Widowers Club of Okee-
Memorials may be directed to
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E.
Fourth Street, Okeechobee, Fla.
Local arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home. Other arrange-
ments are under.the direction of
Fred C. Dames Funeral Home of
Joliet, Ill.

Mary E. Hand
Mary E. Hand, age 94, died Fri-
day, Nov. 25, 2005, at her home in
Okeechobee. She was born Nov.
28, 1910, in Boston, Mass. She
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1987.
Mrs. Hand was preceded in
death by: her husband, David
Bishop Hand, II.
She is survived by: her daugh-
ter, Edell H. Straight; grandson,
David Charles Straight, Sr.; great-
grandson, David Charles Straight,
Jr., all of Okeechobee; and, her
niece, Linde Cleveland of Pennsyl-
There will be no visitation or
All arrangements are under the

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"Bud" Baldwin
William "Bud" Baldwin, age
53, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005,
at his home in Okeechobee. He
was born April 7, 1952, in Mate-
wan, WVa. He was a resident of
Okeechobee for 13 years. Mr.
Baldwin was a member of the
Okeechobee Church of God. He
enjoyed playing pool, fishing and
Mr. Baldwin is survived by: his
wife of 10 years, Sue Baldwin; his
sisters, Judy Thomas of Stamford,
Vt., Libby Seay of Stamford, Vt.,
and Alice Coburn of Knoxville,
Tenn.; his brothers, Carl Baldwin
of Ft. Lauderdale, Robert Baldwin
of Knoxville, Tenn., and Larry
Baldwin, of Okeechobee; and,
many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial serv-
ice at a later date.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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FLOOD INSURANCE: I just wanted to state the truth about the
flood insurance program. All of the premiums that all of us pay for
flood insurance, which we have to have, are being spent. There are
no funds to pay off people for their flood damage. It's just like the
Social Security program. The money comes in and it is being spent
in other ways and there is not enough money to pay people for their
Social Security.

CHRISTMAS PARADE: The Okeechobee Lighted Christmas
Parade is on Dec. 10 at dark. I am looking for people to walk with
me in the parade with their dog. If you are a 'look-a-like' and you'd
like to admit it; that would be fun too! That's the way we are going! I
am not sure if my dog looks like me, or I look like my dog but we are
going together. Join me in the parade and make it fun for those
watching who love dogs.

HONESTY: I would like to take this time to give the people of a
local restaurant a very heartfelt thank you for their honesty. They put
my purse in the office when I left it and when I got it back, there was
nothing missing. Thank you very, very much.

MOBILE HOMES: I am inquiring about the trailers at Taylor
Creek: the ones that are being torn down and removed. I wondered
if whoever owns those, would want to sell some of the parts from
them. I need some of the pieces to repair some on mine. I know that
there are others (people) who might need the same. I'd be curious if
the owner would consider doing this. (Editor's Note: The majority
of mobile homes there are individually owned. However, some
were left to the park. For that reason, we suggest you go there and
speak to the park manager who can be found in the park office.)

BOMBINGS: I am wondering how many bombings that it is going
to take in Baghdad before the citizens of the city and the rest of Iraq
will start to police their own neighborhoods and their streets to put a
stop to this. I think that there is a lot more that the citizens could do
to help the coalition to bring a stop to it. It's up to them, not us.

HOLIDAYS: Wake up Okeechobee! If we don't do what God
wants us to do, he will not bless us. He hates these pagan holidays
that you all are celebrating.

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Holiday Events

Bell ringers needed chobee ha hangefthe hours for
The Salvation Ar is looking their festival of trees. The festival
The Salvation Army is looking of trees will be held Monday, Nov.
for volunteers for its bell ringers 29, through Thursday, Dec. 1,
program. Bell ringers can sit from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. as origi-
down and ring the bell for one nally scheduled. On Friday, Dec. 2,
hour or one day, it's your choice. the hours have been changed to
If you would like to volunteer to 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
,help the Salvation Army, contact 3, the hours will be noon until 9
Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427. p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4, the
The bell ringer program is the Sal- hours will be noon until 5 p.m.
vation Army's basic fundraising
program during the Christmas Trees accepted
for Hospice event
Window Hospice of Okeechobee is
contest planned accepting trees for their seventh
annual Festival of Trees. The
Okeechobee Main Street will Country Store will be held in the
hold its inaugural holiday window Hamrick House, which is adja-
decorating contest beginning cent to the Hospice Residence at
Nov. 29. Judging will be held Dec. 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information
10. All businesses are asked to or to donate to the event, call
participate and have their win- Theresa at (863) 467-2321.
dows decorated by Nov. 29. For
information, contact Okeechobee Tree lighting ceremony
Main Street by calling their office ceremon
at (863) 357-6246; or, visiting their The City of Okeechobee will
office at 111 N.E. Second St. hold its sixth annual tree lighting
ceremony in City Hall Park on
Festival of Trees hours Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Par-
FeslVal 1of Trees hourS ticipating in the ceremony will be
Because of the cancellation of the chorus group from Okee-
Raulerson Hospital's Holiday Tour chobee County schools, as well as
of Homes, Hospice of Okee- Santa Claus.

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Upcoming Events

Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophre-
nia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call
(863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

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

Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical 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 available. 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 fellow-
ship 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 Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. 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
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For infor-
mation, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30. p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers and
is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and
Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2
until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place
in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your
loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day
Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou
at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-
nity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.

Community Events

Church hosting the Walker Family
The Walker Family will be performing at Victory Baptist Church,
500 S.W. Ninth St., Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. Performances 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
Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invited

La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Conse-
jo 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
decorating contest beginning Nov. 29. Judging will be held Dec. 10.
All businesses are asked to participate and have their windows dec-
orated 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. Saturday, Dec. 3, the hours will be noon until 9
p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4, the hours will be noon until 5 p.m.

City plans tree lighting ceremony
The City of Okeechobee will hold its sixth annual tree lighting
ceremony in City Hall Park on Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Partici-
pating in the ceremony will be the chorus group from 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 fea-
ture holiday music, carolers, children's activities, arts and crafts and

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 Thursdai, Dec 1, after being closed
for the TIhanksgiving holiday. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN;
(863) 763-2225; or, i863, 69'7-311- 1 .1,

Grace Christian plans spaghetti dinner
Grace Christian School, 701 S. Parrott Ave., will be having their
annual spaghetti lunch and dinner. The lunch will be served on Fri-
day, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner orders of five or more
can be delivered. The dinner will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, along
with a silent auction and bake sale from 3 until 7 p.m. at the school.
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-

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 deliv-
ered or picked up, or just come by the restaurant on Dec 2 and ask
for the Habitat Fundraiser Meal.

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 disadvantaged 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 hur-
, ricanes 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. Sec-
ond 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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Holiday Events

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, 14and
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 light-
ing 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.

Remembrance Service
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 orna-
ments will be placed on the tree in
memory of a loved one. Call (863)
763-2111 to RSVP by Nov. 30. There
will be refreshments and an
evening of uplifting holiday music
and candlelight remembrance.

Christmas ride
To help Big Lake Missions Out-
reach in their 11th annual Christ-
mas drive for the underprivileged
children and families in Okee-
chobee County, Okeechobee
Christian Cycles is having a 120-
mile motorcycle ride around Lake
Okeechobee on Dec. 3. The club is

asking businesses, churches and
individuals to sponsor each partici-
pating bike. For information con-
tact Gene Roddenberry at (863)
610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863)

Christmas concert
The First Baptist Church, 401
S.W. Fourth St., will present a
Christmas concert featuring the key-
board 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.

festival planned
The annual Christmas festival
sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce
will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park.
Vendor applications are available
at the Chamber office, 55 S. Parrott
Ave. For information, call the
Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

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,
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for the practice of Gynecology
1300 N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972
Clinical interests include management of menopausal disorders,
endometriosis, infertility and menstrual abnormalities.
Dr. Bradfield is also experienced in evaluation and treatment of
pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence.


Offering Radiation
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Okeechobee Since 1997

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Specializing in the Treatment of:
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Healthcare Services Include:
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* Dialysis Support *Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*Alzheimer's Support Groups -24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
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Our compassionate staff and caring physicians use the latest advances in
treatment techniques and equipment, giving our patients the best chance to
beat cancer. Our state of the art treatments include:
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Mammosite Breast CancerTherapy
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At Mid-Florida Radiation Oncology, you are treated with the care and respect you
deserve. We also offer courtesy van transportation for your convenience.

Mid-Florida Radiation Oncology Associates
Board Certified Radiation Oncologists
David J. Harter, M.D. Alan S. Krimsley, M.D.
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Okeechobee, FL
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OHS majorettes
With the fall sports season coming to an end, the majorettes of Okeechobee High School
put their batons away for the year. They will be called upon for various events through-
out the remainder of the school year, but for two young ladies this will be their final sea-
son representing O.H.S. Jessie Carr (third from left) and Aleese Eatmon (fourth from left)
are graduating seniors. They will leave behind Cassie Coker (left), Rachel Herndon (sec-
ond from left) and Brook Shorter (right).

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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 4p.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
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 Yolan-
da Torres will be held Dec. 17 at
Brahmans Stadium on the OHS
All OHS soccer alumni are
invited to take on the Lady Brah-
mans 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 Kris-
ten Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Wednesday,
Nov. 23, through Thursday, Dec.
1, are as follows:
Theatre I "Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:45 and 7:30 p.m. Monday at 3,
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30
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.
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-

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change meeting day
The group of men who sing a
cappella harmony in the barber-
shop quartet
style have changed their meet-
ing night to Monday evenings at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee Health
Care Center, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Any
one who enjoys singing harmony
is invited, and urged to bring a
friend. For information, contact
Charlie Bradham at (863) 467-

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one ho~i per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed
Wimes at (863) 357-0047.

Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adult basic
education/GED, Tuesday and
Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30
p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R.
70 East, English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 7 a.m. until noon; El
Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and
English as a second language
classes, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a
second language, Tuesday and
Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

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FOUND ATV in Hendry County.
Contact Hendry Sheriffs De-
partment 674-4630 Ask for
Agriculture Investigator
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.
SMALL DOG- Terrier type,
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call
to identify (863)763-4333

prox. 16 wks old, Vic. SW of
Oak Park. (863)634-2471
RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in
Ft. Drum Area. Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466
male, w/notch in ear. Orange
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward
solitaire 1K w/wrap,near Wal-
Mart Caribean, Sawgrass
863-983-6393, 561-261-0267

KITTENS, Free to good home
only. Healthy & Happy.
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.

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

Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
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208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee

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.
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
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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:
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& CARPENTERS: Needed for
construction in West Palm
Beach & Stuart 561-248-6332
For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 or fax
resume to 863-467-7560
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
"Contact Us".
w/Air Brake. Company
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401 K. Apply in
person: W&W Lumber,
Hwy. 710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.

For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
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A/C Company
looking for motivated
Good pay, benefits.
DFW. (863)763-8391
Class A CLD, 7 days/wk.
Call (772)465-4461
Between 8am-5pm.
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$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

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the perfect gift. Look
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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.
Mullins Crane LLC
Ft. Pierce
or after 5 pm
Daycare now
hiring Teachers.
Experience preferred.
will train, must be de-
pendable. (863)763-5582
Full Time & Part-Time
Work weekdays & E/0 Satur-
day. Drug Free Work Place.
Apply In person, See Jim,
W & W Lumber
of Okeechobee

Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
Part time & full time.
Full-Time, Exceptional
Benefits, Installation
& service of equipment
& appliances.
204 SW 7th Ave.
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
Shop here first!
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Stenciling for Beginners
Stenciling can be used to dec-
orate almost any surface, and
you don't have to be an artist
to have fun and make quality
stencil prints. All you need is
a full-color, 27-page guide-
book, "Stenciling Made Easy
For Beginners." The book
features all of the information
you need to get started, plus
step-by-step instructions for
nine projects, including a
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above) and a French flower
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NEEDED- House & yard clean-
ing (some light landscape
help) before December 8.
Call Jeri (863)634-6056.


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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

3.5 ton package unit wheat
$1075 (954)309-8659
WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10)
- 120V & 220V, Some wheat.
Good condition. $500 for all
will separate. (772)971-9474

COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood
Burning, Excellent condition.
$300. (863)675-4858

FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
boo. 3 tips, $40
(863)697-2033 ,
ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
Good condition. $250.
in fine condition. $125.

MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
tellidry, white. $250
RANGE, Whirlpool, Electric,
30", self cleaning. Almond
w/black glass door. Like
new. $100. (863)824-0095
Asking $100.
26 cu. ft., Side by Side, Al-
mond. Like new. $200.
ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
S .Frr .c i .irirg or bread. Brand
ni8iw njiv3r used. $50.
white, Heavy duty. $200 for
both or will separate.
w/ one 5 gallon bottle. In good
condition. $50 (863)946-019

10x9, Aluminum. Partially as-
sembled. $165.

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

PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
13ft long $130
(triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
NETS- good cond. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Wheelbarrow Planter
This versatile wooden wheelbarrow planter is a do-
it-yourself version of a garden classic. Filled with
plants or flowers, iti perfect for the porch or patio,
or even indoors. And although it's not designed to
carry loads, the wheel actually turns so it's easy to
To build, simply trace the full-size patterns onto
redwood (other woods may be substituted), cut the
pieces out, assemble and finish. The planter mea-
sures about 40 inches long by 10 inches wide by 15
inches tall.
Wheelbarrow Planter plan (No. 879)... $9.95
Planters Package (No. C128)
Three projects incl. 879 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee

TARA- Scarletts First Love,
part of Scarletts World col-
lection, w/ Cert of Auth. $20

Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/ desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24Y
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
complete with all cables, etc.
$15 (863)675-5981

filled with designer fabric
samples $20
BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135

solid oak w/ burlwood doors,
72"t, 72"w. Beveled glass drs
$400 neg.(863)357-1741
CHINA HUTCH Dark wood,
glass top, 3 drawers. Door on
bottom. $100 (863)398-0117
COUCH Pink, bean shaped
couch, earnes 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
chairs, Coffee Table, Desk &
China Cabinet $295. for all,
will sep. (863)675-2992
$120 for all (863)675-0246.
Glass front. Holds 27" TV.
$75. (863)801-3412
foam green, sofa, lov seat,
clb chair and lounger w/2
lamps $400 (863)801-1428
King Size w/frame. $225.
OAK TABLE Custom made,
square, 42x42, 4 spindle back
oak chairs in very good cond.
$350 (863)763-2458
Nice. 7 Ft. Long, Like new.
$150. (863)357-2110
SOFA Large, in good condi-
tion. $150 or best offer
SEAT, $80. (863)357-3509
SOFA, Blue & Tan Stripped. &
GLIDER CHAIR, Blue & White.
Great shape. $125. for both,
will sep. (863)632-9166
SOFA- Craftwork Guild, floral
print, camelback, $80
STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/ extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805

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.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472

12GA.- pump, model 1897,
made in 1910, $500
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
age, Deer Gun w/scope.
365. (863)467-7838

BRARY 32 leather bound vol.
$300 (863)697-2033
THOMPSON 1927-A1 Carbine,
like new w/case and (2) 30
round magazines, flawless,
$1000 (863)697-1443

Styler 2000, Dual Action,
Electronic, Ergometer. $50.
for leg work out $40
GAZELLE $35 or best offer
NORDIC TRACK ski exercis-
er, folds and stores, full body
work out $50
chine: By Sports Authority.
$150 or best offer.
TREADMILL, Westo Cadence
840, electronic, w/digital
readout, exc. cond., $150
neg. (863)357-1082

Like new condition. $600
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
1 00yr 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
$500 (863)634-9526 or
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

& 1 Small. By: Cooper. Beauti-
fully matted & framed. Exc.
cond. $600 (863)467-7659
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
separate (863)697-9704.
& in boxes. Talking fish, Angel
& Fisherman. All Mechanical.
$20 for all. (269)251-2581
shape, just don't use any-
more. $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message
ous items. Will sell for $100
or will separate.
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
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
Boxes. Good New condition.
Moving, all must go. $125 for
all. (863)467-7659
LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til-
ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old)
$250, Set of Aluminum Cook-
ware $30. (863)675-2992
Spedic, 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

DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200

GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
sional, oak, for organ/piano.
Excellent condition. $350 or
best offer (863)675-2596
TAYLOR GUITAR, 614-ceab,
25th Anniv. model, maple
back & sides, spruce top,
$2,000. (863)467-9859
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings

Sharpe, asking $50 good
shape (863)357-4831.

CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1 year
old on Christmas. Neutered,
Have all vet papers. $200.
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.
RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
old, ready to go, $200 or
best offer (863)447-0965.
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

camera. Great for weddings &
birthdays. $25

base & faucet. New. $100
Shower Stall, Medicine Cabi-
net w/light, Sink & Base, Toilet
& Seat, Water Heater, 220 volt,
New! $450. (937)418-7005
asking $250.

HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per-
son 51x82 inches New heater
elements $1500/neg.
(863)467-0071 before 8 pm
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.

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

GENERATOR, Craftsman,
5600 watts, Model
#58032 5600. $500.
GENERATOR, Like new. Only
used a couple times. $700
or best offer (863)241-1793


Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1 060
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

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

I~pecial Noic

SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615
STARCRAFT 1995, 20ft Pon-
toon, 40 hp.Mercury, fish
ready, no trailer $4500
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.
DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186 /946-1331

ISpecial Notice

I Pbli J ice 50

Publi NW6 i6

gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527

$75 (863)674-0539.
Still in box. Never used.
$150. Firm. (863)763-3920

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

model. Needs crank. All there.
$1300 (863)357-3981

jumper $700 or best offer.
12 yrs. old, 14.3 hands, gen-
tle, $1500. Weekends
(561)767-7263 aft. 8 am

LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER, Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both, will sep. 863-763-3920
good condition. $75.
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
LT 1000, Standard. Works
great. Well maintained. $800
or best offer. (863)241-1793
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074

GOATS- $70 call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

BUILDING, 1275 s.f., Limit-
ed Parking, $2000 mo.
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy

ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee-
chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
borhood. Full house privileges.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074

Real Estate |

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land r Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -

New 4 Bed/2 /2Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
nf ecnrina 9 r'r narAr1np
,--: $325:0o0. MUS'tSEi-
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376

Martin County, Okeechobee,
off Hwy. 714, 20 + acres,
beautifully treed pasture,
fenced pond, zoned ag.,
$729,900. Contact Kimberly
561-262-9834 Ocean Resort
Lt Sa l 1

125 Ft. xl125Ft., 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 Homes


Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

Attachment Complete Kit. For
pulling house trailers. Used 1x.
$300. neg.(863)697-3070

Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,.
J & S FISHCAMP- 48ft, 2br,
lba, furnished, $9000 or
best offer (561)459-9766


Boats 3005-
Campers/rlVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marines 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
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $400 or best offer.
BOAT new motor, good
shape w/fishing equipment
$1500 (863)467-9358
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
swivel seats, 9.9 Mariner,
new trolling mtr, batt & trlr,
$2000 neg. (863)763-3551
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Mere., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8900. (863)763-0944
LOWE-14', Aluminum, Cover,
35hp Johnson, Troll motor,
Fish finder. Trailer New tires.
$2000. (352)206-1193
LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Mere
Outboard, $250
w/ trailer. Trolling motor
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995 (863)467-7340
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

LEVELERS Lynx, w/ carrying
case, excellent condition, $30
or best offer (863)675-2596
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Gar.kept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.

Sport 20+, 20 amp., 3 bank.
New, in box. $150.
watts $75. (863)763-7989
Johnson, long shaft, $450

GOLDWING 84 ri.1:-: h1ew
tres 2 riclTe it l eur'Iri ,:ore,,
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GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
leave msg.
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HR 1
yr old, asking $1000
(863)763-5535 days
(863)763-1615 evenings
65cc, new motor, all new
parts, runs great $1800/neg.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 401
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 40-50
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 1060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
Eng., Has new parts. Runs &
Looks good $1500.
good. Rebuilt trans. Decent
shape, $1500 or best offer.
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
Police interceptor model, low
mi, Cold A/C, Super charged
coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great
$2500 w/rims (863)983-7876
dr., auto, burgundy, good
condition, runs good, $1800.
HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door,
Loaded. Excellent condition.
Great on gas. Many new parts.
$2500 (863)763-3406
Cartier, silver, 126k miles,
sun roof, well kept, $1950.
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P,/W. P/S,
P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651

PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
fine $800 (863)467-9358

Lots of extra's! Great restora-
tion project. $2000.

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

3RD SEAT- for Ford full size
van, $45 (863)357-3751.
CAMPER TOP new condition,
fits Ranger Flare-side p/u.
$275 (863)467-8186 or
Great for parts. $100.
MOTOR & TRANS. 350 From
ChevynSuburban 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.
$800. (863)801-3233

CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
$8000 or best offer.
Chevy Cheyenne 1500, 1991,
4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250.
FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
headache bar, bumper, tow
bar, $800 or best offer
Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
bed, $1000 or best offer.
FORD F150, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
FORD F150 '95- 4x4 good
condition, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer $5800
neg. (863)675-8999.
GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
Diesel, $3500.

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

wheels & tires. Good condi-
tion. $1300 or best offer.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 14h day of December
2005 from 10:00-11.00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713 78 for unpaid
S.u 1. Year, Make. Model

1977 Silver/Black Ford F350 Ranger
Vint# X35SKY33084
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
i .0
9701 ON 11/29/2005

Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified

Okeechobee County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sec-
ton 197.3632(3)(a), na es of its intent to use the uniform m method o
collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorpo-
rated area of the County. for the cost of providing any oi all of th1 fnlnwinn spr-
vices: railae, road imsroveuiiillU ., "' ht,,, 1 .. ., .
maintenance enhanced or c1*" tnlidf waste .. i-..'"'''
mencing for the fiscal year beginning on Octooel ,;, 2uo. Ile bouray wil cnl-
sider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method ot collecting
such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.t a pilic
heading to be held on Thursday, December 15, 2005 al 9:00 a.m., at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2id Street, Okeeclihobee, Florida Such
resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the
boundares of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of
resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property to the levy, are
on file at the Office of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida. All inter-
ested persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decidesto appeal any decision by the Board with respect to
any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
pu blI hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is
to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation or an interpreter to ,. ,,, .... n, ,
should contact Debbie Jenkins at (863) 763-2131. I .
the date of the hearing.
Dated this 11th day of November, 2005
John W. Abney Sr, Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
97789 ON 11/15,22,29;12/6/05
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee City Council will meet in Closed Ex-
ecutive Session to discuss pending administrative proceedings concerning GRIT
Insurance Company.
The proposed Executive Session will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 imme-
diately following the regular meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m. or as soon there-
after as possible at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue Council Chambers Room 200.
The proposed discussion shall be confined to settlement negotiation or strategies re-

Notice I hereby given that the following will be in attendance. Mayor James E Kirk,
Council Members Noel Chandler, Dowling R. Watford, Jr., Lowry Markham. Lydia
Jean Williams, City Attorney John Cook, City Administrator Brian Whitehall.
A court reporter will be present to record the session and the transcript shall be
made part of the public record upon conclusion of the litigation.
By: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
100646 ON 11/29/05

The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St.
Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will meet on Thurs-
day, December 1, 2005 at. 10:00 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida,
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Ray Judah, Chairman
County Coalition for Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries
100434ON 11/29/05

10 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It's time to throw out Thanksgiving leftovers

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For many people, the best part
about Thanksgiving is the leftovers.
The bad news: unless you froze the
leftover turkey and dressing, it's
time to throw it out.
According to the USDA Food
Safety Hotline, cooked turkey and
dressing may be kept in the refriger-
ator for three to four days. Gravy
has a shorter shelf life and may be
safely stored in the refrigerator for
one to two days.
Whether frozen or refrigerated,
leftover turkey and dressing should
be reheated thoroughly to a tem-
perature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit
before consumption.
Leftover vegetable casseroles
that contain no meat may be safely
refrigerated for up to one week.
They should also be reheated thor-


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oughly before consumption.
Cakes and pies may be stored
longer although this question
rarely comes up. Cakes and pies
contain sugar, which. is a natural
preservative. Pies made with eggs
and/or cream, such as pumpkin
pie, Sweet Potato pie or coconut

cream pie, should be kept in the
The USDA Meat and Poultry
Hotline answers food safety ques-
tions. This toll-free telephone serv-
ice, which began July 1, 1985,,helps
prevent foodbprne illness specifi-
cally by answering questions about
the safe storage, handling and
preparation of meat, poultry and
egg products. The Hotline is staffed
by food safety specialists with back-
grounds in home economics, nutri-
tion and food technology.
Callers may speak with a food
safety specialist in English or
Spanish from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on
weekdays year 'round. An exten-
sive menu of recorded food safety

messages may be heard 24 hours a
day. Dial the nationwide toll-free
number, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-
674-6854). The toll-free number for
the hearing impaired (TTY) is 1-
The Hotline is closed on federal
government holidays, with the
exception of Thanksgiving Day.
Hours of operation on Thanksgiv-
ing are 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Questions about food safety
may also be emailed to: mphot-
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy".

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