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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 334


Wednesday, November 30,2005


504 Plus tax


Briefs

Tree lighting
event rescheduled
The City of Okeechobee
will hold its tree lighting cer-
emony and Santa visit today
(Wed., Nov. 30) starting at
5:30 p.m. at City Hall Park.
Okeechobee Main Street will
host a holiday celebration on
Park Street from 7 until 9
p.m. The events were
rescheduled from Nov. 29
due to weather.

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.







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Charlie Crist warns
against phony emails
TALLAHASSEE Attor-
ney General Charlie Crist
today warned Floridians of a
rapidly spreading electronic
mail scam that tries to
deceive recipients into
believing a message is from
the Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation (FBI). Those receiving
the email are told that the
FBI has monitored their
Internet use and determined
that they are guilty of access-
ing illegal websites.
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Drought Index
Current: 208,
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.77 feet


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

Index
Classifieds . .14-16
Comics ........ ...13
Community Events .4
Crossword . . .14
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion . . .4
Speak Out . . .4
Sports . . . .6
TV . . . .15
Weather . . .2
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Marilyn Hadley (left) and Kip Gardner (right) are volunteer bell ringers for the Salvation
Army. The Christmas Red Kettle Campaign is the Salvation Army's most dominant
fundraiser. Mr. Gardner said that 92 percent of all cash donations collected in the com-
munity stays in the community; 80 percent of checks are earmarked for a community
because they must be processed by the district office in Tampa. Below the donation ket-
tle is a larger kettle filled with candy treats for kids who donate.

Bell ringing signals Christmas


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The familiar, consistent ring-
ing of the bell at local stores lets
people know that Christmas is
in the air.
The ringing is the signature
sound of the Salvation Army at
Christmastime when they hold
their Red Kettle Campaign. The
bells will ring until Dec. 24 every
day except Sunday, bringing
attention to the donation kettle
whose funds go to help those
less fortunate.
According to Kip Gardner,
who heads up the Salvation
Army volunteer effort in Okee-
chobee, the organization col-
lects anywhere from $10,000 to
$20,000 a year in the Christmas
campaign.
"Last year was the best we
ever did. We collected $17,000,"
he said.


Mr. Gardner said he thinks
people are hurting a little more
this year, after two years of hur-
ricanes and other factors that
may be pinching people in the
pocketbook. He said people are
giving a little more change and
fewer dollar bills than they did
at this time last year. Also, he
thinks people were very grateful
for the help given by the Salva-
tion Army after the hurricanes
last year and wanted to help
repay the organization.
"This year, we have been
seeing a little under $800 a day,"
he said, adding that last year at
this time they were collecting
about $1,110 to $1,200 aday.
The Salvation Army has been
around since the 1800s, helping
people in their time of need.
Mr. Gardner said he is not a
member of the organization but
has been volunteering for them
in Okeechobee for six years. He


heads up the holiday bell-ring-
ing campaign.
"I volunteer for this through
the Masons," he said.
He said they started outside
of WalMart on Nov. 22, and that
will be their central location
with other local stores added
throughout the campaign.
According to Mr. Gardner,
Jack Earles started the bell ring-
ing in Okeechobee many years
ago. After he passed away, Mr.
Gardner took up the mission,
and Melody Earles, wife of the
late Jack Earles, continues to
volunteer.
Mr. Gardner described him-
self as a retired salesman from
New England. He has lived in
Okeechobee for 20 years with
his wife Lillian.
What drew him to volunteer

See Bell-Page 2


By MaryAnn Morris-
Special to the Okeechobee News
Jobless rates in Central Flori-
da counties improved since
2004, but still exceed state and
national averages. Okeechobee
County in 2004 showed 7.1 per-
cent unemployment. This year
that has dropped a full 2 per-
cent to 5.1 percent, again, still
higher than statewide by 1.7
percent.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) in conjunc-
tion with the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics has released
employment/unemployment
numbers for October 2005 and


Florida continues to lead the
nation in the number of new
jobs created. The number of
unemployed Floridians has not
been this low since May 2000.
Florida is creating more new
jobs than other comparable
states. Based on data from Sep-
tember 2005, Florida led all
states in the number of new
jobs created and had the fastest
rate of annual job growth
among the 10 most populated
states.
Nationally, the jobless rate is
5 percent. Florida's rate is 3.4
percent, a 1.3 percent improve-
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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The turkey has been eaten.
The leftovers are gone too. The
Thanksgiving football games
are now history. So, what do
you do after Thanksgiving and
well before the Christmas holi-
day? Well, that's simple. It's
when you hunt down the per-
fect family Christmas tree.
Christmas tree lots are pop-
ping up all over town. Trucks
are making their way south with
load after load of Scotch pine,
Douglas fir, Fraser fir and Bal-
sam fir. They're coming from
Michigan, Wisconsin, and
North Carolina to brighten up
our homes and fill the air with
that beautiful fragrance that
only a pine tree can produce.
Evergreen trees have been
used to celebrate the winter sea-


son from before the birth of
Christ. Druid priests in Great
Britain used evergreens during
winter solstice rituals. They
placed evergreen branches over
their doors, to keep away evil
spirits. Late in the Middle Ages,
Germans and Scandinavians
placed evergreen trees inside
and outside of their homes to
show their hope for the coming
spring.
The first printed reference to
Christmas trees appeared in
Germany in 1531. There is a
German legend about the
beginning of the modern Christ-
mas tree. It states that Martin
Luther began the tradition of the
Christmas tree when he was
walking through the snowy
woods one Christmas Eve in the
early 1500's and was struck by
the beauty of the snow-covered
evergreens. He was so over-


come by the beauty of the win-
try scene that he brought home
a small evergreen tree and set it
up in his home to show to his
children. He then decorated the
little tree with candles to honor
the birth of the Christ child.
The tradition took hold and
spread through Germany. It
most likely made its way across
the sea to America during the
Revolutionary War with either
Hessian troops or with German
immigrants.
The Christmas tree market
began in 1851 when a Catskill
farmer Mark Carr carted two ox
sleds of evergreen trees into
New York City to sell. He set up
the first Christmas tree lot and
quickly sold all of his trees.
By 1900, one in five Ameri-
can homes had a Christmas
See Evergreens Page 2


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Helping out
Blanche Martin (front) and Freda Hirst are volunteers
with Hospice of Okeechobee. On Monday, Nov. 28, they
were selling goods from the Hospice's Country Store
and had a lot of visitors who were on the premises to
participate in the Festival of Trees that takes place from
Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.


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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 hom e 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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ment over 2004's 4.7 percent.
Taken by county throughout
Florida, counties in Central Flori-
da still lag behind the state and
national averages. For Glades and
Okeechobee counties, figures
issued by the AWI paint a different
picture although things have
improved over 2004.
Glades County had 5.4 percent
jobless in October 2004, this year
the number had decreased to 4.5
percent; a 0.9 percent improve-
ment.
Central Florida counties are
adding new jobs, an indicator of a
better economy. Glades County
added 270 jobs for a 5.3 percent
improvement. Okeechobee
County has 1,020 new jobs to gain
6.3 percent.
Okeechobee County is work-
ing.to develop a broader tax base.
Crown Concrete has committed
to build a plant in Okeechobee
County. The plant is projected to
employ 1,300 people in five years.
Crown Concrete is currently
working on an agreement with
Indian River Community College
to develop programs to educate
the employees they will need.
Okeechobee County and the
Okeechobee County School


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for the Salvation Army?
"I knew I would be working
for an organization that is all giv-
ing and not taking," he said. He
quoted those that say it is better
to give than to receive, and
added his own punch line "If
you want to receive, you should
give."
Mr. Gardner said that most of
the money collected by the Sal-
vation Army goes to help the
needy. He said that 92 percent of
the funds collected in the com-
munity stays in the community,
and 80 percent of checks are
earmarked for a community
because they must be processed
by the district office in Tampa.
.Contrary to some reports,
according to Mr. Gardner, very
few people connected to the
Salvation Army are paid staff. In
Okeechobee, only two people
who work at the thrift store are
paid a nominal salary and every-
one else is a volunteer, he said.
He said that the national leader
receives about $58,000, and this
compares on the low side with
other organizations that pay
their leaders six-figure incomes.
The Salvation Army helps
those in need through their thrift


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tree. Twenty-three million Christ-
mas trees were sold in the United
States in 2003. In North America,
there are more than 15,000 Christ-
mas tree growers and 12,000 cut-
your-own tree farms. Christmas
trees are grown in all 50 states
including Hawaii and Alaska, but
the leading grower is Oregon. In
2001, over eight million trees
were harvested in Oregon alone.
The value of all Christmas trees
harvested in that year was $360
million.
Over the years many house-
holds have opted for artificial
trees. In 2002, 21 percent of
American households had a live
tree; 48 percent had an artificial
one and 32 percent didn't have a
tree at all. Many of those who
have artificial trees feel that they
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Board are committed to develop-
ing the educational programs
needed to produce the skills
needed for the future.
"The housing boom that
everyone is talking about will not
bring in enough ad valorem taxes
what it will require in services,"
said Joey Hoover, Executive
Director of the Economic Council
of Okeechobee. "You have to
develop a commercial/industrial
tax base in order to succeed."
Glades County Economic
Development Council is working
along with the Hendry County
EDC to bring Southwest Florida
Technical Center to the area.
"Bryan Paul from LaBelle
donated the land for the facility
and a grant from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture has been
applied for, to develop and con-
struct the school," said Tracey
Whirls, Executive Director of the
Glades County EDC.
The Glades County EDC is also
working with Palm Beach Com-
munity College, who has a con-
struction education program to
bring a similar program here. Also
through the Farmworker Educa-
tion Program migrant labor is
training as drywall installers.
Glades County EDC is working
through the "Main Street" pro-
gram to renovate historic down-
town Moore Haven.


store on S.R. 70 E. and is often
the first to respond after a disas-
ter, Mr. Gardner said.
"If people can't pay their light
bill, the Salvation Army will
assess their need and give them
the money to pay that bill. And if
a needy person comes in and
needs a pair of shoes, they'll be
given a pair. They will get
clothes, if they need it, and
money for medicines," he said.
According to Mr. Gardner,
when Hurricane Wilma hit the
area, the Salvation Army was
first on the scene with food, cof-
fee, water and ice from Avon
Park. And when Katrina hit the
Gulf states, the Salvation Army
issued over three million meals
in Biloxi, Miss. in the first three
weeks and spent more than $3
.million beyond that with aid.
The Salvation Army also col-
lects good, usable items of
clothing and furniture from citi-
zens for sale at their thrift shop.
They will pick up large items if
people give them a call at 863-
763-6020 and make arrange-
ments.
Mr. Gardner said he enjoys
volunteering and will continue
with the tradition. And to those
who ask what it is going to take
to get him to stop ringing that
bell, he had this to say, jokingly:
"When we get a million dollars,
then I'll stop."


actuality, real Christmas trees are
involved in less than one-tenth of
one percent of residential fires
and only when ignited by some
external ignition source (per the
University of Illinois Extension
office). Others use the artificial
trees because "they are less
messy" than a real tree.
Proponents of live trees state
that the fragrance of a real tree
cannot be imitated; Christmas
trees remove dust and pollen
from the air; real trees provide a
habitat for wildlife and recycled
trees can be used to make sand
and soil erosion barriers and recy-
cled Christmas trees have even
been placed in ponds for shelters
for fish. (University of Illinois
Extension office).
Whatever your reason for the
purchase of a real Christmas tree,
now is the time to do so. So gas
up your sleigh, round up your
elves and head out in search of
the perfect family Christmas tree.


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and Maureen Rudd, all were in attendance at the Girl Scouts Reunion Tea. The longtime
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FWC sponsors contest



for new manatee decals


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is seeking talented artists
to participate in its 15th annual
Manatee Decal Art Contest. The
winning artwork will become the
design for the 2005-06 state man-
atee decals and sold at county
tax collectors' offices to benefit
manatee research and protection
programs.
The contest is open to all mid-
dle and high school students
who attend public, private or
home schools in Florida. This
year is the first time high school
students are eligible to enter.
"This art project has been
very successful in encouraging


students to learn about manatees
and their role in Florida's envi-
ronment," said Bonnie Abellera,
manatee decal coordinator. "It's
great to see the artistic variety,
but the most rewarding thing for
us is seeing how interested kids
are in Florida's conservation
.issues."
The FWC is accepting artwork
postmarked between Dec. 5
through Jan. 31 and there are
specific entry requirements. Stu-
dents need to work through their
art teachers, who will submit the
artwork to .the FWC. Each
school may submit up to five
entries. FWC staff will judge
entries Feb. 14.


Teachers may review all the
contest rules and requirements
at
http://myfwc.com/manatee/Dec
als/Contest2006.htm or find out
more by contacting the FWC at
(850) 922-4330.
Artist, Vivian Chiu, a student
at Indian River Middle School,
designed this year's decal that is
projected to raise approximately
$70,000 for manatee protection
programs.
Beginning in July, the new
manatee decal will be available
at county tax collectors' offices to
individuals who donate $5 or
more to the Save the Manatee
Trust Fund.


Bronson to deploy inspectors


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son announced that his depart-
ment is conducting a sweep of
pet stores, during the next five
weeks to.ensure that suchestab-
lishments are complying with reg-
ulations that protect consumers
in the purchase of pets.
At the same time, a public
service announcement informing
consumers of their rights under
the pet law will begin airing on
television throughout Florida in
mid-December as holiday shop-
pers contemplate the purchase of
a pet for themselves or a family
member. It can be viewed at
http://www.florida-
agriculture.com/video.htm.
"Purchasing a pet during the
holidays can be a rewarding
experience and bring great joy to
a child and other family mem-
bers," Bronson said. "But you
want to make sure that you're
doing business with a reputable
dealer who knows and follows
the law to avoid what sometimes
can deteriorate into an unfortu-
nate situation."
Toward that end, inspectors
are visiting numerous pet stores
and dealers between now and


Jan. 1, to make sure that a store or
dealer is complying with Florida
Statute 828.29, a law that imposes
certain obligations on sellers and
offers recourse to consumers in
the event that problems arise.
Under the, law, dogs and cats
must be at least eight weeks of
age when sold or offered for sale,
and each animal must be accom-
.. panied by a Florida health certifi-
cate signed by a licensed and
accredited veterinarian within the
past 30 days ,documenting
required vaccinations, tests and
treatments for internal or external
parasites.
In addition; the law requires a
dealer to provide a purchaser
with information on the buyer's
rights under the law, which
includes the right to return
exchange or receive reimburse-
ment for veterinary expenses if an
animal is deemed unfit by a
licensed veterinarian within 14
days of purchase.
Aside from making sure that a
dealer is complying with the law,
consumers should also consider
suitability when purchasing an
animal, Bronson said. For exam-
ple, some breeds of dogs may be
less appropriate if there are
infants or young children in a


home. Likewise, consumers may
want to think twice before pur-
chasing a large animal if they live
in a small dwelling.
Bronson offered the following
tips to consumers who are con-
sidering or planning to purchase a
dog or cat:
Don't buy on impulse.
Research the size and breed'of the
animal for suitability with your
lifestyle and circumstance.
e Examine the health certifi-
cate that is required to be present-
ed upon sale for completeness
and compliance with the law.
If there is a problem with
. your pet after purchase, contact
the seller immediately.
The department's Division of
Animal Industry assists. con-
sumers, veterinarians and pet
dealers in educating them about
the pet law and making sure that
its provisions are followed.
For additional information or
to file a complaint, consumers
can call 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352) or (850) 410-0900..
During the last two years, con-
sumers who have filed com-
plaints or sought assistance from
Bronson's office for alleged viola-
tions of the law have received
restitution totaling about $55,000.


TALLAHASSEE The Able
Trust is accepting applications
from high school juniors and sen-
iors with disabilities for the annu-
al Florida Youth Leadership
Forum, which will be held next
summer from July 20-23, 2006.
Applications are available online
at www.floridaylf.org and the
deadline to submit the form is Fri-
day, Dec 9, 2005. Fifty students
with wide ranging disabilities will
be chosen as delegates to attend
the annual event to learn how to
take charge of their future.
"This is a unique opportunity
for high school juniors and sen-
iors with'disabilities to get a taste
of independence and learn the


skills they need to achieve their
goals after graduation," said Kris-
ten Knapp, vice president of pub-
lic relations for The Able Trust.
Students with disabilities who
attend YLF experience an envi-
ronment where their disability is
not a stigma. Through leadership
building workshops and hands-
on activities with other young
people with disabilities, YLF par-
ticipants learn about self advoca-
cy, academic resources, career
options and how to identify the
community supports available to
assist them in reaching their
goals.
Nearly every person involved
in YLF, from the counselors to the


adult mentors, has a disability.
The event is designed to help del-
egates learn how to break down
barriers to achieve their personal
and professional goals. In addi-
tion to the workshops, activities at
YLF include meetings with busi-
ness professionals and elected
officials, a tour of the State Capitol
and social events like a talent
show and dance. The students
also get to experience college
campus life while staying at a pri-
vate dormitory at Florida State
University. This will be the sev-
enth year of The Able Trust's YLF,
which is co-sponsored by the
Florida Developmental Disabili-
ties Council.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Christopher Hill, 33, S.E.
Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov.23 by Deputy B. Smith on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with giving false infor-
mation to a pawn broker (two
counts). His bond was set at
$10,000.
Jose Alfredo Ramirez, 52,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 24
by OCSO Detective Edwin Dana on
a charge of aggravated assault with
a firearm. His bond was set at
$50,000.
Charles Heston Duncan, Jr.,
22, Falconer St, Palm Bay, was
arrested Nov. 24 by FHP Trooper P.
Miller on a charge of driving while
license suspended habitual
offender. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Fred Vangorder, 36, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 25 by Deputy Bryan Smith on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with failure to appear
- forgery, failure to appear utter-
ing a forged instrument, failure to
appear grand theft. He is being
held without bond on these
charges. Vangorder was also
charged with third degree grand
theft, forgery (five counts) and
uttering a forged instrument (five
counts). His total bond on these
charges was set at $27,500.
Randy Davidson, 51, S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 25 by Deputy Bryan Smith
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with failure to appear
- driving under the influence, fail-
ure to appear possession of drug
paraphernalia and failure to appear
- possession of marijuana less than
20 grams. His total bond was set at
$7,500.
e Arnulfo Martinez, 31, S.W
Second St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 25 by Deputy S. Green
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $1,500.
Russell Osceola,, Jr., 22, Route
6. Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
25 by Deputy Bryan Smith on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with high speed or
wanton fleeing. His bond was set at
$10,000.
Frances Sharpe, 32, N.E. 31st
Way, Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 25 by Deputy S. Davis on a
warrant charging her with imper-
sonating a law enforcement officer.
Her bond was set at $5,000.
Kenneth Allan Woods, 42,
Granada Street, Fort Pierce, was
arrested Nov. 26 by Deputy Corpo-
ral Jack Nash on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.
e Rodrigo Gonzalez, 61, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Nov. 26 by
the OCPD on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell.
His bond was set at $35,000.
Rodrigo Gonzalez, 39, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Nov. 26 by
Deputy Donald Ellis on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with failure to appear posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Kevin Lee Sallette, 20, S.E.
47th Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 26 by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Staton on a felony
charge of resisting arrest with vio-
lence, and a misdemeanor charge
of possession of alcohol by a minor.
His total bond was set at $8,000.
Anne Marie Sales, 30, N.E.
Center St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 26 by Deputy Richard Voss
on an Okeeclrobee County warrant
charging her with third degree
grand theft. Her bond was set at
$5,000.
Antonio G. Lopez, 44, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Nov. 26 by
Deputy Anthony Kibler on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with failure for a sex offender
to register within 48 hours. His
bond was set at $25,000.
Ines M. Russell, 44, S.E. 44th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
27 by Deputy Anthony Kibler on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with obtaining a con-
trolled substance by misrepresenta-
tion /fraud/forgery/deception. Her
bond was set at $2,500.
Ronnie Tyrone Atkinson, 52,
N.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was


arrested,Nov. 27 by Deputy Timothy
A lHigi is on a charge of aggravated
battery with a weapon. His bond
was set at $35,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-


ed. Anyone listed here wlio is later
found innocent or has Ihad tihe
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inflormn this newv spaper.
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and printed.


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4 OPINION


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 30,2005


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CONFUSED: I went to a local establishment with three other couples
and when we pulled up we noticed that the sheriff's office wagon and a
county sheriff's patrol car with two deputies standing by the door. Later in
the evening they had some kind of a contest that we were unaware of
where girls in.T-shirts were wet down with hoses, and they tore their
clothes off and performed lewd acts on each other. I am not a prude but I
thought that's what went on in strip clubs. Why was this allowed? I
thought that the club was a reputable place to go. I guess not. The officers
who were there during this time were standing up in the D.J. booth. I just
don't know why they would close down the local strip club and then
allow this to go on in a local nightclub. I was wondering if anyone was
arrested that night for taking off their clothes and exposing themselves? I
am confused why the sheriff's office was even there. Were they paid secu-
rity, showing up there with county vehicles paid for with our tax dollars?
(Editor's Note: According to Sheriff Paul May, the deputies you saw were
being paid by the club. The deputies are supposed to stay in the parking
area until they are needed inside. However, Sheriff May has checked into
this and as of Tuesday, there will not be any more off duty deputies work-
ing details at this club. This detail was started to save taxpayer money
and it did not work out. There is a difference of opinion about what went
on, but the owners have been cautioned and the law will be enforced.

JUNKYARD: I am always utterly dismayed by the things people write
with regard to Mr. Brantley's place of business. Some of these people
blindly side with the code board, because they feel a junkyard to be an
eyesore. The purpose of the code board is primarily to enforce the laws as
they pertain to safety, with uniformity. To require Mr. Brantley to maintain
one fire lane per 100 feet of road frontage may be the law, but just take a
look around town and count the businesses that do not comply with the
law. In the spirit of fairness, does the code board fine these businesses?
Why was it necessary for Mr. Brantley to move his fence back 50 feet from
the sidewalk? Is it a written law that no business shall be within 50 feet
from a sidewalk? Again, look around town and count the number of busi-
nesses which utilize their entire property. Since the city, in essence, has
used eminent domain to commandeer some 25,000 square feet of Mr.
Brantley's property, was he ever paid just compensation for it? The one
aspect that truly baffles me with this whole ordeal is the fence issue. What
law requires Mr. Brantley to construct a fence with an opaque covering. Is
it to hide the fact that a junkyard is there? I believe, the city attorney
summed up the entire deal with Brantley last week when he said: "The
case of the city against Mr. Brantley will not be closed, until the place is
sold." Thank you Mr. Cook for your honesty, we've known this all along
and now we finally have it in print. (Editor's Note: We posed your ques-
tions to city officials and they kindly provided us with answers. First, in
answering your question about fire lanes Herb Smith, city fire chief and
code enforcement officer, said the rule pertains specifically to junkyards
and is according to state statutes. Second, Chief Smith said the 50-foot
setback requirement is the code in the city's ordinances. Also, City Attor-
ney John Cook said the setback was amended from 30- to 50-feet one.or
two years ago and is specific to junkyards. Third, in answering your
question about eminent domain, Mr. Cook said that eminent domain is
the government taking properties as a necessity and people are not paid
because it is not theirs. He said there is nothing here that relates to emi-
nent domain, it was simply enforcement of a code enforcement lien. Mr.
Cook explained that the lien through code enforcement gave the city the
right to foreclose on the property and they took action to declare the
property a public nuisance. Finally, Chief Smith said the law requiring a
fence with an opaque covering can be found in Section 3Q-40 of the city
codes related to junk. That code reads, in part: "... it shall be secured by
the erection of an opaque fence of a minimum height of eight (80) feet.")

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Community Events

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. 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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Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Howard Cook
Looking Back...
Four brothers served in World War II at the same time.
Howard Cook (back, right) served in Europe and fought
in the infamous Battle of the Bulge, while brother, L.H.
Cook served in the Atlantic. Brothers, Turner (left, front)
and Ray (front, right) served with the U.S. Navy in the
Pacific.'All four brothers returned home safely after the
war. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee
area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the
Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can
copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo
and information about the photo to okeenews@okee-
chobee.com.



Upcoming Events

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 Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets 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. Theother 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 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion 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 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 Unit-
ed 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who are,
or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships. 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 language
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 information, 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 facil-
itated 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 Thursday 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 opportunity for care-
givers 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.


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every Fri-
day, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located at S.E.
Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. This is an open speaker meeting.


Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol
and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional or psy-
chiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-
1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview Baptist
Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., October through May. An invitation to attend is
extended to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR. For information call
secretary Kenna Noonan at (863) 763-2815, or registrar Donna Webster at
(863) 763-7056.
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Spend taxpayers'
money wisely
Being a county commissioner
can often times be a thankless
job. There are always complaints
about the lack of jobs, flooding,
roads the list of problems
seems endless.
A commissioner can never sat-
isfy everyone, but should always
strive to put the best interests of
Okeechobee first and foremost.
At the Nov. 10 meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, an item
was passed that benefits only the
egos of current and past commis-
sioners. This item concerns the
placement of a dedication plaque
for our new judicial complex.
A dedication plaque gives
recognition to commissioners
both past and present that played
a role in the design and construc-
tion of the new courthouse from
start to finish. This certainly is a
time honored tradition that can
be illustrated by the plaque on
our original courthouse.
This old plaque is located to
the right of the old courthouse
entrance mounted on the wall. It
lists the commissioners and
builder of the original building
dated in 1926. Thus making this
plaque a unique and valuable part
of Okeechobee's history.
My concern is not with the
new plaque, but with where to
,put it.
At the Nov. 10 meeting, our


commissioners were told that
there seemed to be no suitable
place to mount this plaque in the
new judicial complex. At this
point, the commissioners were
asked to look for themselves but
apparently were not interested in
doing so.
After a brief discussion, all five
commissioners voted to purchase
a marble pedestal to serve as a
mount for the plaque. This proj-
ect will cost $11,000 of taxpayer's
money.
One of the reasons for this pur-
chase seemed to be (that) this is
the most expensive building ever
built in Okeechobee (so) let's
don't get cheap now.
I would like to ask our com-
missioners to rethink this $11,000
verses the cost of four screws and
anchors to put this plaque on a
wall somewhere. Remember that
this is taxpayer's money. If an
extravagant mounting base is
needed, it should be paid for with
private donations or personal
funds.
I think $11,000 could be spent
on a more worthwhile .project.
Ask yourself what $11,000 could
do for your budget.
Have a great holiday season.

Dr. Randall Mims

P.S. -The new Agri Civic Cen-
ter does not have a plaque yet. A
granite horse statue would be a
nice mount, but on which end
should we put it?


Community Events

Church hosting the Walker Family
The Walker Family will be performing at Victory Baptist
Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St., Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. Perfor-
mances will begin at 7 p.m. For information, contact Sherry at
(863) 763-0669.

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
through Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 8 pLm. 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.

Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park 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.

BHR Moose Lodge hosting dinner
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 will host a dinner
for a $5 donation on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 5 until 7 p.m.
The menu will consist of tossed salad, spaghetti and bread
sticks; or meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, peas, rolls and butter,
brownie sundae and coffee or tea. The dinner will be for mem-
bers and guests.

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.

Drive-through flu shots available
The Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave., will hold another drive-through flu immunization
clinic on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The clinic
will be held in the department's north parking lot. The cost of
the vaccination is $25. Medicare will be accepted. Any adult
over the age of 18 is eligible for the vaccination. Patients will
receive a consent form and information sheet when they drive
up. After signing the paperwork, they will roll down their car
window and the flu shot will be administered.

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 bar-
gains 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 Thanksgiving holiday. For information, call (863)
357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.

Legion to host Christmas party
The American Legion Auxiliary will host a party for the chil-
dren of Okeechobee, under the age of 12. Santa will be there to
give gifts and refreshments to all of the children. Santa will be at
the Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. For
information, contact Bea at (863) 763-4953.

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. Din-
ners 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.

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.






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Displaced mobile home owners may get relief


Tallahassee The President
of the Federation of Manufactured
Home Owners of Florida (FMO),
Don Hazelton, announced that
legislation has been filed that will,
if enacted, assist manufactured
home owners who are forced to
move or abandon their homes
due to redevelopment.
Hazelton said, "Senator
Michael S. 'Mike' Bennett, R-
Bradenton, has filed Senate Bill
934 for the FMO that will get to the
heart of the matter. Right now,
local governments get a gift that
keeps on giving when a manufac-


tured home community is rede-
veloped. Year after year local gov-
ernments reap huge tax benefits
from the Wal-Marts or million-dol-
lar condos that were developed
where our members had their
homes, and it's time to level that
playing field."
Hazelton explained, "Not all
communities are sold for rede-
velopment, but when they are,
the home owners are forced to
leave their homes. Most of those
displaced home owners are sen-
iors on a fixed income, and they
find it nearly impossible to start


over again somewhere else. We
think it's fair to ask the local gov-
ernments to use some of their
resulting increased tax revenues
to help these displaced home
owners."
Senate Bill 934 will require
local governments to assist dis-
placed residents with the cost of
relocating their home or with
the purchase of a new manufac-
tured home if their home cannot
be relocated. This Bill also gives
local governments authority to
use housing loan assistance pro-
grams, tax increment financing,


urban infill, and redevelopment
funds to that end. In addition,
local governments will also have
authority to use revenues
derived from the redevelopment
of a park or community, such as,
documentary stamp taxes and
impact and permit fees.
About The Federation of
Manufactured Home Owners of
Florida, Inc. Formed in 1962,
the FMO is a non-profit organi-
zation dedicated to protecting
the rights and improving the
lifestyles of manufactured home
owners in Florida.


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Golfing for a cause
The Kirton Ranch Golf Team took first place at the Raulerson Hospital/United Way Greater
Open Golf Tournament held at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Nov.
19. Numerous prizes -- such as Big Bertha Drivers, Taylor Made and Odessey Putters -
were awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin competition and a Hole in One
Dodge Charger was offered by Eddie Accardi Dodge.
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ment are from the 'Kirton Ranch team which includes: Tommy Zigler, Jess Manson, Greg
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Brahman booters defeat Rams


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahman varsity soccer
team traveled to John Carroll High
School to take on the Rams. They
returned to Okeechobee with their
third win of the season by defeating
the Rams 3-2.
The first goal of the game came
from Brahman Emmanuel Torres
with an assist by Giovanni Jimenez


in the fifth minute of the first half.
The two teams battled back and
forth until the Rams slid one into
the Brahman goal 15 minutes into
the first half.
Jimenez planted another into
the Rams goal to put the Brahmans
back on top 2-1 25 minutes into the
first half.
- Just before the half, Brahman
star Omar Guerrero scored the third
goal of the game for the Brahmans


to push them ahead 3-1.
The Rams came back in the sec-
ond half to score another goal to
put the score at 3-2 still in favor of
the Brahmans.
The game ended with the Brah-
mans on top 3-2.
The Brahmans will play at home
tonight against the Lincoln Park
Academy greyhounds. The game
will begin at 7 p.m.


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Sports Briefs
Men's softball The lower division teams will
play on Mondays and Wednes-
games scheduled days. Game times are 7 and 8
Okeechobee Parks and p.m. each night. The upper divi-
Recreation has announced that sion teams will play on Tuesdays
their men's adult softball league and Thursdays.
games will be played at the adult There have been no games
softball field across from Year- scheduled for a ladies' softball
ling Middle School. league due to lack of teams.


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TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today
warned Floridians of a rapidly
spreading electronic mail scam
that tries to deceive recipients into
believing a message is from the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI). Those receiving the email
are told that the FBI has moni-
tored their Internet use and deter-
mined that they are guilty of
accessing illegal websites.
The email instructs recipients


to open an attachment and
answer a series of questions.
Instead of containing questions
from the federal law enforcement
agency, the attachment actually
unleashes a computer virus. The
email appears to be authentic, as
the originating email address is
either mail@fbi.gov,
post@fbi.gov or admin@fbi.gov.
Other originating addresses are
possible.
With the email coming from
such an official-sounding source,
the recipient is enticed to open
the attachment, which contains a
variant of the w32/sober virus. If
the program within the attach-
ment is executed, the virus a


type of "Trojan horse" that
appears to be innocent but is not
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affect the user's computer.
These emails did not come
from the FBI, and the bureau
strongly encourages computer
users not to open such attach-
ments. If received, this email
should be deleted without the
user opening it. The FBI is investi-
gating the matter, and the Florida
Attorney General's Office is moni-
toring the situation after being
alerted to the existence of the
bogus email by the FBI. The Attor-
ney General's Office has already
received its first complaint from a
consumer harmed by the virus.


"While computers represent
a positive advancement for
modern society, unfortunately
there are those who have noth-
ing better to do than cause may-
hem and destruction," said
Crist. "We hope that word can
spread quickly so this Trojan
Horse can be stopped at the
starting gate."
For detailed information on
the effects of running this virus
please log onto
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receive the deceptive email may
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Holiday Events


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Beach theme
The starfish on top of the tree says it all, as this tree was
decorated in a beach theme and donated to Hospice of
Okeechobee for the Festival of Trees that started Monday,
Nov. 28 and will run until Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Hamrick
homestead on Southeast Fourth Street and Third Avenue.


Racecar theme
The Okeechobee Corvette Club fashioned a wreath with a
racecar theme for the Hospice of Okeechobee's Festival
of Trees. All Christmas trees at the festival are decorated
according to a theme and all items are being auctioned
off. The festival can be viewed and bids taken until, Sun-
day, Dec. 4.


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Washington, DC Think of
it as 17 million endorsements.
That's the number of packages
being sent through the Postal
Service's customer friendly Car-
rier Pickup service.
Don't fight Mother Nature
this holiday season. Stay inside
where it's nice and warm and
let the Postal Service do what it
does best pick up and deliver
mail.
With Carrier Pickup, cus-
tomers can take advantage of
the personal convenience and
service of having packages
picked up at their home or
office, saving a trip to the Post
Office, regardless of the weath-
er. Unlike other shipping com-
panies, there is no fee for the
service.
Customers simply print Pri-
ority Mail and Express Mail
labels with Click-N-Ship, then
log on to WWW.USPS.com to
request a pickup of the pack-
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up at no extra charge during the
next day's delivery. Same-day
pickup also can be scheduled
for only $12.50 with Carrier
Pickup on Demand. Although
requests for Carrier Pickup can
be made any day of the week at
any time, pickups are made


Monday through Saturday and
can be scheduled as much as
three months in advance.
"Carrier Pickup has proven
to be one of our most popular
services, especially for small
and home-based businesses"
said Anita Bizzotto, chief mar-
keting officer and executive vice
president. "The convenience of
door-to-door delivery is only a
keyboard click away."
There is no limit to the num-
ber of packages that can be sent
using Carrier Pickup. Customers
don't even have to be home.
Instructions can be left online
when requesting a pickup that
will allow the carrier to com-
plete the transaction.
Customers can address
labels with postage for Express
Mail or Priority Mail service
online. Postage must be applied
to the package before the
scheduled pickup. Carriers
leave a notification at the pick-
up location confirming pickup.
"Our carriers go to homes
and businesses every day, mak-
ing it quick, easy and conven-
ient for customers to use our
services," Bizzotto said. "Carrier
Pickup is one more way of
extending the Post Office to the
customer's doorstep."


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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.


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 Sal-
vation Army's basic fundraising program during the Christmas season.
Window contest planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold its inaugural holiday window deco-
rating 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.
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 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.
Trees accepted for Hospice event
Hospice of Okeechobee is accepting trees for their seventh annual Fes-
tival 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.
Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park 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.
Christmas party
The American Legion Auxiliary will host a party for the children of
Okeechobee, under the age of 12. Santa will be there to give gifts and
refreshments to all of the children. Santa will be at the Legion, 501 S.E.
Second St., on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. For information, contact Bea at
(863) 763-4953.
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
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.
Christmas ride
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. Riders are asked to meet at the Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., at 7 a.m. The ride will begin at 7:30 a.m. For
information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Christmas concert
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a Christmas
concert featuring the keyboard artistry of Lorne Matthews on Thursday,
Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.
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 County
Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 in Flagler Park. Vendor appli-
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tion, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Christmas parade
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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 perform-
ance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will begin at 7 p.m.
Both performances are free, and will be held in the Grace Christian School
Chapel. The cast will be made up of students-from the third through 12th
grades.
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
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 30, 2005 LIFESTYLES 9


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Mason James Downing and Maxwell Hugh Downing


Mason James

and Maxwell

Hugh Downing
Sean and Tracy Downing of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the births of their sons,


Mason James and Maxwell Hugh
Downing.
Mason and Maxwell were
born Sept. 21, at St. Mary's Med-
ical Center in West Palm Beach.
Mason weighed 5 pounds 10
ounces and was 19 inches long.
Maxwell weighed 5 pounds 5
ounces and was 18 inches long.


Their sister, Regan Leigh Down-
ing, was happy to welcome them.
Hugh and Gail Maxwell of
Okeechobee are the twins
maternal grandparents, and
James and Ann Downing of Ada,
Ohio are the paternal grandpar-
ents. Their great-grandparents
are Mable Knotts and Arthur
Cunningham.

Alyna Clarie Kane
Tiffany Jacobs and Mike
Kane of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Alyna Clarie Kane.
She was born Nov. 20, 2005,
at St. Lucie Medical Center in
Prot St. Lucie. She weighed 7
pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5
inches long at birth.
Alyna was welcomed home
by Austin and Dylan.
Her maternal grandparents
are Donna and Danny Carames
of Okeechobee. Alyna's paternal
grandparents are Jacob and
Marie Guevara of Ft. Lauderdale.


A great big thank you
I would like to take the oppor-
tunity to thank the many faithful
advertisers in this year's sixth
annual Angel Calendar: Nature's
Pantry, Eli's Western Wear, CMS
Builders, Inc., Rustic Ranch,
Elliot's Pawn Shop, Suggs, Inc.,
Countryside Florist, Pamela
Newcomer, Lowry Markham,
Molly Curley, James Fowler, Fin-
ishing Touches, Central Florida
Generator Service, The Dust Col-
lector, Smitty's Glass, J&S Elec-
tronics, Indian Prairie Outfitters,
All Season Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration, Ted Starr Construc-
tion, Okeechobee Music, Lake
Okeechobee Insurance, Dr.
Naeem, Dr. S. Kahn, Cumberland
Realty Group, Katie's Pet Parlor,
Attorney William Selmi, Big Lake
Home Health Services, Arlington
Environmental, Karen Davis
(Avon), Triple W Airboats, Jen-
nifer Dunson (facial specialist),
Caldwell Bankers, Truly A Bless-
ing, Dr. Kureshi, Dr. I. Ahmed,
Amos Air Conditioning, Spring-


Exhibit showcases pioneer heritage


Florida's rich pioneer spirit
comes alive when the South
Florida Community College
Museum of Florida Art and Cul-
ture (MOFAC) hosts a series of
programs in conjunction with its
exhibit, "Catfish, Moonshine,
and Cattle on the Peavine: Sur-
viving on Florida's Last Frontier."
The opening reception will be
held Dec. 3, from 6:30 until 7:30
p.m., and the exhibit runs
through Jan. 28, 2006. It is free
and open to the public. This
exhibit is sponsored by the Flori-
da Humanities Council.
The work of pioneer families
from the Lake Okeechobee area
and along the Peavine Trail will
be depicted through photo-
graphs, original art, demonstra-
tions, and video. Three panel dis-
cussions focus on their
importance to Florida's history
and economy.
Some of these pioneer fami-
lies made and continue to make
their living from catfishing in
Florida's Big Lake Region that
area surrounding Lake Okee-
chobee. Other Florida pioneers
drove cattle or made moonshine
to keep food on the table. They
lived along the Peavine, a trail
that ran from present day
Kissimmee, south to the ship-
.ping docks in Punta Rassa.
According to Jim Fitch, proj-
ect director emeritus, MOFAC,
the exhibit is about "resourceful,
determined people who, con-
fronted with a rapidly changing
environment, made a conscious
decision to remain free of the
encumbrances of modern socie-
ty. They chose to follow their
hearts. Our story provides an
opportunity to meet these folks,
understand them better, and per-
haps reflect on choices we have
made in our own lives."
The panel discussion and
demonstration schedule is as fol-
lows:
Saturday, Dec. 10, from 2:30
until 5 p.m., "Catfish: Folkways
and Traditions." Leo and Judy
Gillis will discuss their lives as
catfishermen, and Judge
William Hendry will talk about
working in an Okeechobee fish
house as young man. A catfish
fry and tasting will be held out-
side SFCC MOFAC prior to the
discussion.
Friday, Jan. 13, from 12:30
until 2 p.m., "Catfish and Cattle:
History and the Environment."
Moderated by Dr. James M. Den-
ham of Florida Southern Col-
lege, the panel discussion


Submitted to Okeechobee News
In the 1930s, Beedie Mae married homesteader, Edgar Thomas. They settled on a piece of
land along the Peavine Trail and built their dream house. Early settlers on the Peavine were,
for the most part, not cattle ranchers but homesteaders who supplemented their income by
working as cowhands.


includes Audrey Vickers, jour'-
nalist; Dr. Hilary Swain, Arch-
bold Biological Station; and Iris
Wall, cattlewoman. The discus-
sion and a light luncheon will be
held at the SFCC University Cen-
ter.
Friday, Jan. 20, from 7:30
p.m. until 9 p.m., "Moonshine."
Moderated by Dr. Kristin Cong-
don of the University of Central
Florida, the panel discussion
includes Robert Skipper, story-
teller; Michael Barkley-
Damboise, cowboy poet; and
Johanne Lauchman, Henscratch
Farms, Vineyard and Winery.
The discussion and a wine tast-
ing will be held at the Hotel
Jacaranda, Avon Park.
MOFAC provides an exhibi-
tion venue for contemporary
Florida Regionalists and pre-
serves Florida's history and her-
itage through its art. The Muse-
um also serves as a repository
for the discoveries unearthed by
members of the Kissimmee Val-
ley Archaeological and Historical
Conservancy.
MOFAC is located adjacent to
the SFCC Auditorium, Highlands
Campus, 600 West College
Drive, Avon Park. It is open to the


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this project. Also, to my family
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like a cattle highway. Florida was still wild and lacked roads
and fences. Only a seasoned cowhand could navigate the
wilderness and drive the cattle to the coast. Bill Roberts was
one of those men.


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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 Coun-
ty, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile motorcycle ride
around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. Riders are asked to meet at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St., at 7 a.m. The ride will begin at
7:30 a.m. For information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

VFW Post hosting arts and 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.

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




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At the Movies

The following movies are now *
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.


Movie times for Wednesday,
Nov. 23, through Thursday, Dec.
1, are as follows:
Theatre I "Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:45 and 7:30 p.m. Monday at 3,
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30
p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
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, 7and 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

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services'such as tompanion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical' assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office support.
Age is not a barrier. For informa-
tion, visit Hospice of Okeechobee
at 411 S.E. Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, or call (863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets.
For information, call (863) 763-
4333. -

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.


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Lost 135
Give Away 1-10
Garage. ard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


Auction! 347+/- acres, of-
fered divided, Early County,
GA. Excellent farm & hunting
land. Thursday, December
15, 2:00pm. Rowell Auc-
tions, Inc. (800)323-8388
www.rowellauctions.com
10% BP GAL AU-C002594.
GIGANTIC 2-DAY Auction De-
cember 1 & 2, 2005 Mont-
gomery, AL. Dumps, truck
tractors, skidders, feller
bunchers, log loaders, farm
tractors, crawler loaders &
tractors, motor graders &
scrapers, rubber tired load-
ers, excavators, backhoes.
J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc.
(334)264-3265. Bryant
Wood AL Lic #1137


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, Vic. SW of
Oak Park. (863)634-2471
RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in
Ft. Drum Area. Reward! Please.
call (863)763-0466
REWARD small white dog part
shihtzu, lost 11/26, 441 N past
Potter road. Named Carley,
(863)763-0881 or 261-1914
WEDDING RING, REWARD
solitaire 1K w/wrap,near Wal-
Mart Caribean, Sawgrass
863-983-6393, 561-261-0267
Shop here first!
The classified ads


KITTENS, Free to good home
only. Healthy & Happy.
(863)675-9218
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600


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4 lines for 2 weeks,
Price must be included in ad.
Ad must contain only 1 item.
2 ads per household.
Regular deadlines apply.
Must be personal items for
sale under $2,500.


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YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free
(866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
D TRAINING SERVICES,
5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
canto, Florida, 34461.


Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANET4CS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call (813)872-0722
or send $7.99 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.

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Employment -
Ful-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215

Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
Opportunities .
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
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.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


Administrative Assistant
Walpole, Inc.
is looking for an outgoing
personality with strong
customer service
orientation.
The candidate should have
the ability to handle
multiple priorities, have
strong communication
and organizational skills
and an attention to detail.
Proficient computer skills
area must. Bilingual
English/Spanish is a plus.
Accounts Payable
experience also a plus.
Send resume to:
ptougas@walpoleinc.com
Fax: (863)763-7874
or apply in person:
Walpole, Inc.
269 NW 9th Street
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
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454
CDLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS
.60 CPM SOLOS .34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
SIGNED EQUIPMENT RE-
QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR.
HAZMAT & DOUBLES
(321)202-4406.
Company Drivers. $.32-.41
per mile. 1/2 raise every six
months. Lease purchase,
0/0 .90cpm. National Car-
riers The Elite fleet.
(888)707-7729. nationalcar-
riers.com
Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee
CYPRESS TRUCK LINES, INC
Driver Designed Dispatch.
S.FLA ONLY/Flat Bed students
welcome. Home Every
WeekEnd Most Nights
(800)545-1351 www.cy-
presstruck.com.
Daycare now
hiring Teachers.
Experience preferred.
(863)763-0611


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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


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
-LIVE ON RANCH
Mature experienced Book-
keeper & Housekeeper. Must
have valid drivers lic.& fur-
nish references. Day 863-
634-7552/Night 3-763-5321


DRIVERS WANTED Average
dispatch is 2,100 miles
*3-Pay Packages to choose
from *Late model Equipment'
*No Haz-Mat *No East-
Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances
*Direct Deposit *weekly
(same week) Settlements.
Solos and Owner Operators
Welcome. Requirements:
1-year OTR verifiable experi-
ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115
GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER,
will train, must be de-
pendable. (863)763-5582
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046


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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


Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC &.
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for It in the clagpifieds.


0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 re-
ferral bonus:.Base plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low payment with short
lease. (800)569-9298.
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 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
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 WAC. MEDICAL
EOE/DFWP



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


Start a new career in the' much neei ed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing assistant Complete the
Hospitality Assistant ..... '' "-" at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a (CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Inslrucito RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualitied CNAs are
then hi i.i for LPIN gaining. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street o (863) 357-2442


PROFESSIONAL COOK
Tuesday & Wednesday (Lunch)
Friday & Saturday (Supper)
Full Time with Benefits.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street



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


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program~,

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL


PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree
production crew. Individuals should have
some experience in the harvesting and loading
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li-
cence and communication in English required.
Accepting applications
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
UA, 106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
ADrug Free Workplace


PRESS OPERATOR News-
King experience preferred.
Benefits group health, va-
cation/sick time and holi-
days. E-mail
belderton@nsb-observ-
er.com, fax (386)424-9858,
Publisher, Observer Newspa-
pers, P.O. Box 10, New
Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.
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.
SURVEY FIELD PERSONNEL
for new Okeechobee office.
Top pay, benefits, experience
preferred. Entry level position
also avail. Call 863-467-4599
and leave message or fax
resume to 863-467-6963.
Application available at
www.nsgeo.com
"Contact Us".



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

How do you find a job
In today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



NEEDED- House & yard clean-
ing (some light landscape
help) before December 8.
Call Jed (863)634-6056.
Part-Time
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
Must be proficient in
Microsoft word and excel.
Good people skills.
Fax resume to (863)467-3050


-
OFFICE MANAGER/MI
ASSIST.- I am look
F/T employment. I
Medical Secretarial,
back office. Need
ASAP (561)261-6166


GOLF BUSINESS, play
golf, play better golf,
best courses, help
through charities, e
awesome income. Ca
tonn%7nJn AL


0uu0)7u9-4684.

What is the "Ideal Sales Job"?
Leads given! Viable business
for next 100 years! Residual
income! No investment! Your
business! Your hours!
80k-120k! Call us:
(888)287-6033 ext. 302
www.merchantcoopera-
tive.com.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-996.8
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!

DATA ENTRY. Work from any-
where. Flexible Hours. Per-
sonal Computer Required.
Excellent Career Opportunity.
Serious Inquiries Only.
(800)344-9636 Ext. 499.


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

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Services


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



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

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EDICAL O'Connell Construction
king for License # CBC055264
Exp. in ERNEST LANCASTER
Front & Screen Rooms, Carports
d work Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
M (863)634-2044
lots of One man's trash is
play the h other man's treas-
others ure. Turn your trash
earn an to treasure with an ad
all 24/7 in the classified.


ARRESTED INJURED Need a
Lawyer? All Criminal De-
fense & Personal Injury.
*Accidents *Injuries
*Wrongful Death *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Traf-
fic. A-A-A Attorney Referral
Service (800)733-5342 -
24/7.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977



READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

wonder newspaper
rfdters are more popular



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


Merchandise



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




AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
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
FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
boo. 3 tips, $40
(863)697-2033
ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
Good condition. $250.
(863)675-4858


MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
tellidry, white. $250
(863)801-1836
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
How fast can your car
Po? It can go even
aster when you sell It
in the cessifieds.


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Holiday
Brochures
Available

Call
Juanita
(863)990-6132



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



ALL STEEL BLDGS! UP TO
50% OFF!! Engineered for
Hurricane Coast! Ship Facto-
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 Up to 100x200! Call
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.



FLORIDA ROOM w/Vinyl Win-
dows. $1500. (863)634-5826
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
SLIDING GLASS DOORS
(triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
NETS- good cond. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.



SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.


SILVER DOLLARS $25 US
Peace Dollars in circulated
cond.. from '22-'24. $300 will
sep. mpljam(myway.com


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer..863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS -,late 80s early 90s
excellent condition $500/
neg. (863)763-8943



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 Works, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
complete with all cables, etc.
$15 (863)675-5981



ASSORTED FABRICS'- box
filled with designer fabric
samples $20
(863)675-5981
BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135


CHINA CABINET antique,
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, eames styled! Excel-
lent Cond. $225
(863)697-1782


DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$300 or best offer
(863)824-3319
DINNING ROOM TABLE w/6
chairs, Coffee Table, Desk &
China Cabinet $295. for all,
will sep. (863)675-2992
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Glass front. Holds 27" TV.
$75. (863)801-3412
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
OAK TABLE Custom made,
square, 42x42, 4 spindle back
oak chairs in very good cond.
$350 (863)763-2458
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 & MATCHING LOVE-
SEAT, $80. (863)357-3509
SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom
cushions, wildlife scenery,
cost $1200, asking $425.
(239)340-8503
SOFA, Blue & Tan Stripped. &
GLIDER CHAIR, Blue & White.
Great shape. $125. for both,
will sep. (863)632-9166
SOFA, love seat and chair,
Brown flowers good condi-
tion $150 (863)467-7664
after 5pm
STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634
WICKER FURNITURE SET -
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/ extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805
WORK DESK, $200.
(863)763-8943 ask for Tra-
cy



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 CLUBS- 30 Misc, clubs,
includes sets, 2 bags $200.
Will separate.
(863)946-3123.


COMPLETE HANDGUN &
LONG GUN REFERENCE LI-
BRARY 32 leather bound vol.
$300 (863)697-2033
RIFLE- 22 Cal. with scope Ex-
cellent condition $125. Cell
(502)931-8101
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
gage, 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)763-6691
EXERCISE MACHINE stepper
for leg work out $40
(863)357-0125
GAZELLE $35 or best offer
(863)357-1741
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
STATIONARY BIKE- Pursuit,
all digital, brand new, $50
(863)634-5914
TOTAL SPORT, Work Out Ma-
chine: By Sports Authority.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-4498
TREADMILL, Weslo Cadence
840, electronic, w/digital
readout, exc. cond., $150
neg. (863)357-1082


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


TABLE LAMP- built in, shade
is taupe velour, $35
(863)946-0766.


BED- Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
ing condition. $300. Pioneer
Plantation (954)966-2041
CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9526 or
(863)763-9527
SAVE ON PRESCRIPTION
MEDICINES! Up to 90% dis-
count! Patent. Generiu. OTCs
too. Reliable. Safe. Easy.
Fast! Order via internet. CC
payment. US Postal Service
delivery, www.phar-
mamx.com.


SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modem. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $400 neg 863-634-9620
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, nice
cond., barely used, 4 wheel
base basket, $800 or best
offer. (863)801-6149


ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 Large
& 1 Small. By: Cooper. Beauti-
fully matted & framed. Exc.
cond. $600 (863)467-7659
CHAIN HOISTS, COME
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
separate (863)697-9704.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS Look new
& in boxes. Talking fish, Angel
& Fisherman. All Mechanical.
$20 for all. (269)251-2581


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com
EGG INCUBATOR Good
shape, just don't use any-
more. $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message
FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
ous items. Will sell for $100
or will separate.
(863)763-9135
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
doors w/hardware. complete.
4 windows across top $250
will sep. (863)357-3779
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS 20-25
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
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
Purple Martin Houses from
www.SKMFG.com are now
available at the World's Larg-
est Retailer in Pet Depart-
ment, $19.97, for a store
near you, call
(800)764-8688.



DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539.
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
MOVING DOLLEY Profes-
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


COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmas!
$1500. (863)634-6483
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.


ROLLING TRIPOD for video
camera. Great for weddings &
birthdays. $25
(863)357-3639



BATHROOM SINK 30" w/
base & faucet. New. $100
(863)675-1634
Shower Stall, Medicine Cabi-
net w/light, Sink & Base, Toilet
& Seat, Water Heater, 220 volt.
New! $450. (937)418-7005
WATER SOFTENER, Kenmore,
asking $250.
(863)467-8504



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


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
COMPOUND BOW- New, in
case & accessories. Will
trade for shot gun. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.
HEDDDN FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123



RCA 27" color TV, will need
antenna. Remote & manual in-
cluded. $75 cash.
(863)675-4970 Iv msg
RCA SOUND CENTER Box of
new but old vacuum $50 will
separate (863)763-7989
SANYO 25" color. Works
fine. Replaced w/ a newer
model. $125 (863)357-6799


AIR COMPRESSOR, $50.
(863)675-2992
AIR COMPRESSOR- Ingersol
Rand, Commercial, $500
(863)801-1666
GENERATOR, Like new. Only
used a couple times. $700
or best offer. (863)241-1793


GENERATOR- Onan, 5000
watt, 2 cylinder, $500
(863)801-1666
SETTING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
$75 (863)674-0539.
PLAYSTATION II, Brand new.
Still in box. Never used.
$150. Firm. (863)763-3920


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553 -
19


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Suppliesd
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



LAWN MOWER, Self Propelled
& LAWN EDGER, Both used
less than 1 year. $200 for
both, will sep. 863-763-3920
RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman
LT 1000, Standard. Works
great. Well maintained. $800
or best offer. (863)241-1793
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074


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



N. of OKEE 2br, 1ba. 12 mi.
north of Okeechobee. $500
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30


OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
waterfront, 804 SE 6th
Court, $950/mo, 1st, Lst,
$500 Sec, (863)467-5965.



PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
BUILDING, 1275 s.f., Limit-
ed Parking, $2000 mo.
(863)467-8889
RENT-A-SPACE
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


MOTOR HOME MATE: Female,
Free to travel. No kids. Move in
today Call (863)610-1716 for
more info.
ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee-
chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
borhood. Full house privileges.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074


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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bidg. 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 apple Washer & Dryer, TV.
$55,000. (863)467-9556
New 4 Bed/2' Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376


OKEE, Taylor Creek, 3br, 2ba
DWMH w/attached Gar. &
Lanai, Pool & Dock, Many
extras. 379K (863)763-6701
Okee., Will Not Last!
Taylor Creek Isles, Spacious
3br, 2ba, Waterfront home
Fireplace, Dock, Sprinklers,
Patio & More. $155,900.
863-610-0453
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376


LAKE OKEECHOBEE 320ac
w/ 2400' plus SR78 Hwy
frontage. Across from full
service marina & retail

center. Improved pasture &
oak/cabbage hammocks.
Great investment potential at
$9 million Drew Drake & Co.
RE Broker 239)433-0433
drewdrake.com
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.


RESIDENTIAL LOT: Clean/Dry
125 Ft. x 25Ft., 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



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
P800)682-9951 Coastal
arolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolinalifes-
tyle.info.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesitesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com
ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP
MOUNTAIN, Western NC.
Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome
views! Acreage w/creeks &
log cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing
Available. (828)247-0081.
GRAND OPENING SALE Phase
2. Lake View Bargains! Wa-
ter access from $34,900 w/
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Sat & Sun
12/10 & 12/11. Huge pre-
construction savings on
beautifully wooded parcels at
34,000 acre lake in Tennes-
see. Enjoy unlimited water
recreation. Surrounded by
state forest. Lakefront
available. Excellent financing!
Call now (800)704-3154 x
701.
NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN on
mountain top, unfinished in-
side, view, trees, waterfall &
large public lake nearby, no
traffic, $89,900 owner
( 8 6 6 ) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com
NEW MEXICO -16 acres
$24,990 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100%
financing Call
(914)232-5100.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253
OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT
Private community on the
TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2
hours to Nashville. Spec-
tacular views of Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acres from the
$40s. New to Market. Call
(866)339-4966.
OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN
RETREAT Spectacular gated
riverfront mountain commu-
nity near Asheville, NC. 1-8
acre building sites from the
$60s. Borders National For-
est. Community lodge & river
walk. Call (866)292-5762.
TN WEEKEND RETREAT
ACREAGE New lake commu-
nity close to Chattanooga &
Knoxville. Limited number of
private boat slips. Commu-
nity lake access and
amenities. 1/2 + acres from
$40K. Call (866)292-5769.


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



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


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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts ?,)I0
Mobile Homes Rent _Nl1-
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




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



WATERFRONT, DW IN BHR
3br, 2ba, No pets, yearly
lease $700 mo+ $1000
sec. dep. (863)763-4031



FACTORY AUTHORIZED
JACOBSEN DEALER;
Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
baybuilthomes.com
J & S FISHCAMP- 48ft, 2br,
lba, furnished, $9000 or
best offer (561)459-9766
Mas de 40 trails sen-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser santadas. En su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y bajo paga de mensu-
aladad. Liamme para
mas information.
863-673-2575.
Over 40 new Mobile
Homes in stock for im-
mediate delivery. Low
down payments, low
monthly payments.
FEMA and insurance
settlements accepted.
Call (863)675-8888


Recreation



Boats 2005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



BOAT new motor, good
shape w/fishing equipment
$1500 (863)467-9358


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.
(863)634-8519
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406
FIBERGLASS V HULL- 14ft,
swivel seats, 9.9 Mariner,
new trolling mtr, batt & trir,
$2000 neg. (863)763-3551
LOWE- 14', Aluminum, Cover,
35hp Johnson, Troll motor,
Fish finder. Trailer New tires.
$2000. (352)206-1193
LOWE'S BIG JON BOAT -14 ft.
w/ trailer. Trolling motor
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995 (863)467-7340
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft.,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Merc w/trail-
er. Will demonstrate. $850.
(863)467-4035
PONTOON BOAT '92, 18ft,
Sweet Water, for fishing
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer.
$3,450 neg. (863)467-4646
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
(863)357-9962
PONTOON BOAT 1991, Fully.
Loaded w/Trailer. $3500.
(863)634-5936
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
(239)634-4040
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, n-o trailer $4500
(765)610-4494
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
LEVELERS Lynx, w/ carrying
case, excellent condition, $30
or best offer (863)675-2596


ZACHARY TAYLOR PARK-
35ft, w/Florida room,
furnished, $2500
(863)467-7122 or
(321)799-4385



BATTERY CHARGER: Pro
Sport 20+, 20 amp., 3 bank.
New, in box. $150.
(863)467-2255
OUTBOARD MOTOR 225 -
does run, for parts
$350/neg. (863)634-4818
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 2005 w/Roll Bar.
Like brand new! Paid $1200,
Asking $750.
(863)634-5936
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

'1llIT --

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction

Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40401
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 400)
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2002
Eng., Has new parts. Runs &
Looks good $1500.
(863)763-5178


Puli Notice


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.
DODGE AVENGER ES '95 -
coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great
$2500 w/ rims (863)983-7876
FORD CROWN VICTORIA '95,
Really good, reliable transpor-
tation. $2500 or best offer.
(863)357-1896
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000 (863)357-6775.
HONDA ACCORD LX, '90, 4
dr., auto, burgundy, good
condition, runs good, $1800.
(863)634-1909/763-3931
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '91,
Cartier, silver, 126k miles,
sun roof, well kept, $1950.
(863)467-6060
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '95,
white, $2000 or best offer
(863)467-0987
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
fine $800 (863)467-9358


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


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
(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


TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
UTILITY BODY, For 3/4 or 1/2
Ton Truck, 8 Ft., No rust.
$800. (863)801-3233


CHEV CREW CAB '91- runs
good, asking $2500
(863)261-4999
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 F100, '74, ext. cab, short
bed, $1000 or best offer.
(239)494-2647
FORD F150, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.
(863)261-5659
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.
866-294-4011


TOYOTA LANDCRUISIER
FJ40- '79, New canvas & drs,
needs finishing. New & refurb.
parts $3500.239-278-0484


UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New
wheels & tires. Good condi-
tion. $1300 or best offer.
(863)763-3406


CHEVY 1 Ton Van 1996, Runs
good. New tires. $900.
(863)610-1716
FORD WINDSTAR VAN 1995,
Good condition. $1995.
(863)610-0412


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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CONSIDER A FINAL REEPLAT OF BRENTWOOD ESTATES
NOTICE: Mark Troendle, has filed a Final Plat Application for the Replat of Brent-
wood Estates, with the City of Okeechobee, Florida, on behalf of the property
owner, Brentwood Acres, LLC. The PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City
Council on Taesday, December 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
possible, at Ciy Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The
public is invited and encouraged to attend. For a copy of the agenda contact City
Administration at (863) 763-3372 x212.
The proposed project is a 15 lot Residential Single Family Subdivision approximately
8 857 acres, located in the 1000, 1100, and 1200 Blocks of Southeast 10th
Street. Legal description being: a parcel of land lying in the Southeast 1/4 of Sec-
tion 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florda, and be-
ing more particularly described as follows: Commence at the center of said
Section 22 as marked with 4"x4" concrete monument; thence South 0 degrees
eleven feet twenty-nine inches West, along the East line of said Southeast 1/4 of
Section 22. A distance of 815.25 feet, to the intersection with the South line of the
lands described in O.R. Book 355, Page 459, Public Records of Okeechobee
County Florida, and the Point of Beginning; thence South 85 degrees fifty-one
feet forty-six inches East along said South line, a distance of 288.81 feet, to the
Southeast corner of said lands; thence North 4 degrees 829 inches East, along
the East line of said lands described in O.R. Book 355, page 459, a distance of
172.15 feet, to the intersection with the North line of the South 1/2 of the North-
west 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 22; thence South 89 degrees 10
feet 34 inches East, along said North line a distance of 1042.87 feet, to the inter-
section with the East line of said Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Sec-
tion 22; thence South 0 degrees 40 feet 4 inches West, along said East line, a
distance of 330.10 feet, to the intersection with the South line of said South 1/2 of
the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, of said Section 22; thence North 89 de-
grees 10 feet 12 inches West, along said South line, a j. i 'i I,,
to the intersection with said East line of the Southeast a i,-, 1,,,,, ..
North 0 degrees 11 feet, 29 inches East, a distance of 174.80 feet, to the point of
beginning.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any '. ...- '' ,,i
decision made by the City Council with respect to .'n., ....i-...i .,, ir"
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 63-763-3372 x215; i heading or voice impaired, call
TDD 1 -800-222-3448 (voice) or 1 -888-447-5620 (TTY).
Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
97870 ON 11/20,30/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CORRECTION OF LEGAL DESCRIPTION FOR A ZONING RECLASSFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 9:00 am in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing Is to consider
amending Okeechobee County Ordinance 2005-R-188, specifically amending in-
correct legal descriptions contained within the ordinance that described properties
that were the subject of rezoning petition R-200-50603. That petition was a re-
quest to consider a change in zoning from the original classification of Agriculture
(A) to the proposed classification of Public Service (PS).
The current properly owner Is Visionquest National, LTD. The subject property is lo-
caled at 42660 Highway 441 North, just south of the Oscelola County line.
Public hearings on the request for a change in zoning were originally held on August
23, 2005, September 8,2005 and October 13, 2005. The property owners at that
time were Visionquest National, LTD, Lois Jean Shar, Georgeanne Pacheco and
Patricia Sneesby. Following the public hearings, the requested change in zoning
was approved by the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. An
additional public hearing is now required to consider amending the ordinance to
correct errors in the legal descriptions as originally advertised. The corrected legal
descriptions describing the properties that were the subject of the rezoning peti-
tion are as follows:
The S 1/2 of NW 1/4 lying North and East of S.R. #15, (US 441); S 1/2 of NE 1/4
less N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 and less W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, all
in Section 6, Township 33 South, Range 35 East, also described as Lots 55, 56,
57, 66, 67, 68 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78, COACH HAVEN ES-
TATES, an unrecorded plat.
AND
The W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, NW1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, and E 1/2
of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Section 6, Township 33 South, Range 35 East,
also described as Lots 60, 61, 62 and 63, COACH HAVEN ESTATES, an unre-
corded plat.
AND
The W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 and the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW
1/4, Section 6, Township 33 South, Range 35 East, also described as Lots 58
and 59, COACH HAVEN ESTATES, an unrecorded plat.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners with respect to'any matter considered at this hearing
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based
County Clerk and Planning Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0600
100546 ON 11/30/05


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in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


Your new car could be in
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has rescheduled its De-
cember 8, 2005 regular session to convene on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at
9.00 a.m. in County Commission Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Clif Belts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
100421 ON 11/30/05


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 550:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.2005-CP-227
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Robert W. Curley, Sr.
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Robert
W. Curley, Sr.., deceased, whose date
of death was August 3, 2005; is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division; File
Number 2005-CP-227; the address of
which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS November 22, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Sharon Elaine Robyn
2847 4th Street
Boulder, CO 80304
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Paul R. Stanton, Attorney
Florida Bar No, 202691
Wellisch, Metzger& Stanton, PA.
8603 South Dixie Highway, Suite 207
Miami, FL 33143
Telephone: 305-662-8630
99531 ON 11/23,30/05
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-CP-277
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SONDRA A. MILL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Son-
dra A. Moll, deceased, whose date of
death was October 7, 2005; File Num-
ber 2005-CP-277, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Flodda, Probate Division, the address
of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persona having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is November 23rd, 2005.
ROBERT M.MOLL
Personal Representative
9 East 40th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Randell C. Done, Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0315321
DOANE & DOANE, PA.
2000 PGA Blvd., Suite 4410
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Telephone: (561) 656-0200
99501 ON 11/23,30/05
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage.
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classified.
School Board Meeting Schedule
The Okeechobee County School Board
will conduct its regular meetings at
6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of
each month, unless otherwise noticed,
at the School Board Administration
Building, Room #303, located at 700
S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida. The Okeechobee County
School Board Chairman is David Wil-
liams.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
99982 ON 11/30/05


Community Events


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


Grace Christian presenting holiday 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.


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


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


Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it annual
Law and Order Awards Night on Dec. 17. Social hour will start at 6 p.m.
and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person and are
available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department. For information, call Tom Elmore at (863)
763-7370 or (863) 801-3142.


Special Christmas celebration planned
The annual Christmas Around ,the World celebration will be held
Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth
St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity pageant, live animals,
booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be there. For information,'
call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.


Annual 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.


New class available at IRCC
A class will be available at the Indian River Community College
Dixon-Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., for coaches, anyone
with physical education on their certification or other interested par-
ties entitled. The class is entitled Care and Prevention of Athletic
Injuries IRCC reference number 86771. The class will run for three
consecutive weekends beginning Jan. 6-7, 2006. This will be a three-
credit class that will cover what to look concerning sports injuries, the
prevention of sports injuries and how to protect yourself from poten-
tial lawsuits. For information, contact Candi Walkert (863) 467-6778.


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.


Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck
beginning on Dec. 21. On that date,., he will tour the northwest and
northeast sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the south-
east section of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest
portion of the city.


DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest is open to public, private and parochial schools and
those who are home schooled and will start on the first day of
school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's sub-
ject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a
Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Ben-
jamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to the New World and the
Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astro-
nauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine through 12. American
Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History Medals will be
presented to the contestants. The winner from each school will
receive a monetary award. For information, call (863) 763-24 2.


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 Sal-
vation Army's basic fundraising program during the Christmas season.


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


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


Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated Exter-
nal Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okee-
chobee Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find
out more.


Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or
Candace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by call-
ing (863) 763-2488.


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


My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.


I Public Notice