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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 335 Thursday, December 1, 2005 50M Plus tax


Brief

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.

Inside

Monti and Smith
take bass tourney
Members of the Big "0"
Junior Teen Anglers bass club
took to the water last Saturday
morning to compete in their
monthly bass tournament.
In the 11-14 age division, Kyle
Monti took top honors with 8.2
lbs. of fish. Garrett Farmer fin-
ished in second place with 5.95
lbs. of bass. Farmer also had the
big fish of the tournament. It
weighed in at 5.95 lbs.
In the 15-18 year-old division
Kendall Smith brought 5.7 lbs. to
the scale to sew up first place. He
also had the big fish in this divi-
sion. It weighed in at 3.7 lbs.
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Drought Index
Current: 127
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.75 feet
Lake level .
Last Year: t
16.19 feet
(SOURCE: South" V
Florida Water Man-
agement District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ...... .9, 10
Comics ........... .8
Community Events .4
Crossword . .. .9
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ......... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 7
TV ........... .10
Weather ............ 2
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River Project: Birds, wildlife returning


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The reconstructed Kissimmee River lazily meanders around a bend. The U. S. Army
Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District are engaged in an
ambitious project to backfill a portion of the channalized Kissimmee River and restore
flow to the original riverbed.

Project will restore 22 miles of river


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It has been said that the more
things change, the more they
remain the same. That could be
said of the Kissimmee River that,
for ages, had meandered through a
103-mile flood plain that stretched
from Lake Kissimmee to Lake
Okeechobee.
In the mid -20th century the U.
S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
decided to straighten it out and
deepen it. Now, in the 21st century,
they are trying to restore the river to
the way it was originally.
A group of environmental advi-
sors to the general in charge of
COE from around the country got a
good look at the Kissimmee
Restoration Project as they gath-
ered at Riverwoods Field Laborato-
ry on U. S. 98 Tuesday.
Thanks to the Kissimmee
Explorer, a covered pontoon boat,
the group was able to escape the
light rain as they took a circular
tour up the restored section of the
river and then returned by the
channalized riverbed.
Before the trip began Gary
Williams, senior environmental
scientist with South Florida Water
See River-- Page 2


Bank merger



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aid customers


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
News of two banks merging
can give rise to consumer ques-
tions about the whys and where-
fores of the decision.
Last week, Big Lake Financial
Corporation announced a defin-
itive agreement to merge with
Seacoast Banking Corporation
of Florida.
The merger will bring about
very few changes in the way
people do business with Big
Lake Bank, said Dennis Hudson,
III, chairman and C.E.O. of Sea-
coast.
"Sometime next year, it is
likely that the name will
change," he said.


Seacoast operates under the
name of First National Bank. Its
headquarters are in Stuart.
Each bank will continue to
operate separately with its own
team. In Okeechobee, Joe
Mullins, current president of Big
Lake, will remain as president.
Down the road, as the bank
grows in its capabilities, Mr.
Mullins may need to recruit addi-
tional talent, Mr. Hudson said.
For those who wonder why
Big Lake is merging with Sea-
coast, remaining competitive in
the marketplace has a lot to do
with it, according to Mr. Hudson.
However, the exact details of the
decision cannot be disclosed
See Merger Page 2


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This device measures the river stage on the recon-
structed Kissimmee River. Reconstructing the Kissim-
mee River is a'joint project of the U. S. Army Corps of
Engineers and the South Florida Water Management
District.


Dixon plans to retire next year


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Lee Dixon, Okeechobee
schools' assistant superintendent
of education for administration,
has decided to call it quits and
retire at the end of the current
school year.
By that time, he will have
spent 30 years in the education
field, all of it serving Okeechobee
schools.
Mr. Dixon is a native of Indi-
ana and graduated from the Uni-
versity of Indiana. Right out of col-
lege, he reported to what was
then Okeechobee Junior High
School, now known as Yearling
Middle School. For-five years he
taught biology and math there.
That was followed by three years
as assistant principal at Okee-
chobee Junior High and two
years as principal at the school.
At the beginning of his career
the school was located in the
building now housing the Fresh-
man Campus. Then, towards the


end if his time at the junior high,
the school moved to the building
now housing Yearling Middle
School. The new building was
known as "the county club"
because it was air-conditioned.
At that time, the old building was
not air-conditioned.
Without air conditioning,
sand blew into the open win-
dows from the bus area that was
not paved. Mr. Dixon said it was
like teaching in the Sahara but
more humid.
After leaving Okeechobee
Junior High, Mr. Dixon moved
into administration, where he
spent 10 years as assistant super-
intendent in charge of instruction
before spending his last 10 years
as assistant superintendent of
education in charge of adminis-
tration.
The phrase, "Always a brides-
maids, never a bride", comes to
mind when recalling the times
Mr. Dixon might have been
named superintendent.
"It was never a driving ambi-


tion," he said of the superinten-
dent's position.
Mr. Dixon said he felt he had
the ability to fill the position.
However, he did not feel like run-U
ning for office, even though sev- "
eral times he was encouraged to
run.
Most recently, he was men-
tioned as a possible candidate .
two years ago when Dr. Patricia
Cooper was named superinten-
dent.
"If I really wanted to be super-
intendent, there are a lot of places
I could go," he said. "That really
has never been my goal. I've
enjoyed being assistant superin-
tendent."
For three or four years, he has
been considering retiring when
he reached the 30-year mark. His
wife, Teri, is principal at Seminole
Elementary School and will con-
tinue with the school system. Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Their youngest child graduates in Okeechobee County Assistant Superintendent of Schools Lee
December. Their married daugh- Dixon will be retiring at the end of this school year with 30
years of service, all of it spent with Okeechobee County
See Dixon Page 2 schools.







2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 1, 2005


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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
follows: 4 percent on payments
made Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent
on payments made Dec. 1 Dec.
31; 2 percent, on payments made
Jan. 1, 2006-Jan. 31, 2006; 1 per-
cent on payments made Feb. 1,
2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and, net if
paid in March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-
3421.
Funding available
for damaged homes
R.O.A.D has 2004-2005 hurri-
cane housing repair/replacement
funding available. Please see us in
person at 1600 S.W Second
Avenue. We are located on the
east side of New Horizons or call
(863) 357-4177. Please have your
FEMA number readily available.
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 partici-
pating in the process of painting a
large mural under the direction of
professional artists.
Young artists chosen will be
taking 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
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Hotusing 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 ques-
tions to: Okeechobee Historical
Society, P.O. Box 248, Okee-


chobee, Fl., 34973; or, call Betty
Williamson at (863) 763-3850 or
(863) 763-6226.

Hlomebuyer 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.


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River

Continued From Page 1
Management District (SFWMD),
gave an overview of the restoration
project. He said that SFWMD has
two tasks in the process -' land
acquisition and evaluating
progress. Dr. Williams said the
original Kissimmee River mean-
dered 103 miles from Lake Kissim-
mee to Lake Okeechobee, spread-
ing across a flood plain that was
from 1 to 2 miles wide.
He said that several hurricanes
in the late 1940s led to a demand
for flood control.
Between 1962 and 1971, the
Kissimmee River was channalized
by the COE into a 56-mile long,
328-feet wide and 30-foot deep
canal known as C-38 with several
spillways and locks for flood con-
trol. Approximately 34,600 acres of
floodplain was drained and 68
miles of remnant river channel
dried up.
With the draining of wetlands
and the destruction of their habitat,
the number of birds, wildlife and
wetland plants dwindled. Accord-
ing to SFWMD figures, the number
of migratory waterfowl dwindled
by 92 percent and the number of
bald eagles decreased 74 percent.
The fish catch dwindled by half.


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Even as early as 1971, Dr.
Williams said there was a move-
ment "to turn back the clock" and
restore the river to its original flow.
The Kissimmee River Restora-
tion Project was started in 1999 as a
joint project of COE and SFWMD
with the goal of backfilling 22 miles
of the C-38, removing water con-
trol devices, restoring over 40
square miles of floodplain and
restoring flow to a portion of the
original riverbed. The project is
expected to take 12 years to com-
plete.
Phase 1, which was completed
in 2001, restored flow to 15 miles of
the original riverbed, restored
12,000 acres of floodplain and
removed some water control struc-
tures.
One of the holdups in the
restoration process is real estate
prices, which Dr. Williams said are
increasing at a rate of 3 percent a
month.
When the entire project is fin-
ished 40 percent ,or 22 miles, of the
river will be restored to its original
flow.
With the completion of Phase I,
Dr. Williams said the water level
goes up and down more rapidly
than they would like. However, he
said the regulation level of the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes would
be changed to allow for more stor-
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river levels.
Since-the completion of Phase I,
there has been an increase in levels
of dissolved oxygen and a decrease
in floating vegetation. In addition,
the fish population has increased.
There has also been an increase in
the number wading birds and
waterfowl. In fact, the number of
wading birds has increased more
than was expected.
Dr. Williams said the success of
the project would be measured by
25 "restoration expectations"
based.on such things as amount of
dissolved oxygen, water quality
and vegetation, the reptile and
amphibian community, the fish
community and the bird commu-
nity. They plan to collect data
before and after restoration and
compare impact areas with control
areas.
This collecting and comparing
data is scheduled to continue five
years past the end of the restora-
tion project.
He said if a particular restora-
tion expectation is not met further
study may be required and
changes may be made in the oper-
ational schedule.
Plans call for restoration of the
middle section of the river, leaving
two dams in the section above and
two dams in the section below for
flood control.
The tour started at water control


Merger

Continued From Page 1
until the proxy materials are in the
hands of Big Lake shareholders,
and that will happen sometime in
early 2006, Mr. Hudson said. He did
highlight a few points.
"Many large customers have
relationships with bigger regional
banks," he said.
He added that with the com-
bined banking system, the hope is
that they will attract those business
and commercial accounts back to
the community bank that will be
able to offer more competitive
terms and rates.
Mr. Hudson stressed the term
"community bank." He said it is
important to maintain a communi-
ty focus.
"The key is to have great people
in each bank, such as Mr. Mullins
and the key people that work
there," he said.
In addition, the 10 Big Lake
board members will stay on in


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Dixon

Continued From Page 1
ter lives in Gainesville with their
only grandson.
Mr. Dixon said that now he will
have more time to be a grandfa-
ther.
His immediate plans are to stay
in Okeechobee. Before possibly
taking another job, he plans to take
some time off. He is undecided
about what to do, He said he might
teach, do some consulting or work
in the private sector.
S Both his parents and his wife's
parents live in Indiana. Now they
will be able to spend more time
with their parents.
Mr. Dixon said that in his entire
30 years career he has never taken
off more than a week at a time
except for Christmas.
He said his particular office
requires more technical knowl-
edge than many education admin-
istration positions. He deals in the
areas of insurance, school law, col-V
lective bargaining and public rela-
tions. One of his responsibilities is
* dealing with newspaper and televi-
sion reporters.
B One of the projects Mr. Dixon is
working on now and intends to
continue after retirement is his web
blog of advice to school administra-
tors. He said he takes actual situa-
tions and prints them as general


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device S-65C, which is slated to be
demolished as restoration contin-
ues. They entered the restored sec-
tion of the river known as McArthur
Run. Off in the distance, on both
sides, the tree line at the edge of the
floodplain could be seen.
David Colangel of SFWMD and
Loisa Kerwin of Riverwoods Field
Laboratory proved to be knowled-
able tour guides for the approxi-
mately 25 people aboard the
Kissimmee Explorer as they point-
ed out birds and plants and fea-
tures of the restoration.
A variety of birds was seen
including a Great Blue Heron.
Sandbars are naturally building up
on meanders or lazy bends in the
restored riverbed. Cypress, red
maple and cabbage palm abound.
Cattle grazing has been restrict-
ed on the restored flood plain and
native plants are making a come-
back.
The tour guides pointed out a
section known as The Blowout.
Twice COE has filled in a section of
C-38 as part of the restoration
process and twice the force of the
water in the restored riverbed blew
it out to make a channel to C 38.
Future restoration plans call for The
Blowout to be refilled. Charges in
hydrology at that time should pre-
vent a future blowout.
After passing the Istokpoga
Canal that flows from Lake Istok-


Okeechobee. Ed Walpole and Gil
Culbreth will join the combined
First National board and also will sit
on a community board composed
of current members of Big Lake's
board of directors.
Mr. Hudson said that the Sea-
coast bank is the largest one in Stu-
art and Big Lake is the largest in
Okeechobee.
"We are not a big bank," he
said, in the scope of the banking
world where there are much larger
banking institutions, such as Bank
of America and Wachovia.
"Big Lake has 116 employees;
we have 420 employees. That is
part of why we call ourselves the
'Super Community Bank,'" he said.
As a matter of comparison,
Bank of America has 5,800 banking
centers from coast to coast and
says on its website that they serve
the financial needs of 97 percent of
the U.S. Fortune 500 and 1-in-5
midsized companies across the
U.S. and in 31 countries. Wachovia
employs 93,000 as a global diversi-
fied financial services company,


advice. The blog is aimed at princi-
pals, assistant principals and
school administrators.
Mr. Dixon made no predications
as to his successor except to say
there are several people currently
in the school system that could do
the job. He does not think it is nec-
essary to go outside the system to
find a replacement.
Dr. Cooper said it was safe to say
that finding a replacement will be a
difficult task.
"With his retirement we will
lose a loyal, knowledgeable educa-


poga into the restored river, the
tour entered the restored section
known as Micco Bluff Run. On this
section of restored river, there are
actually small bluffs only a few feet
high at the edge of the water. At this
point, the riverbed meandered to
the edge of the flood plain and
flows past naturally higher ground.
This is in contrast to the rest of the
restored river that has no discern-
able banks and is bounded by
flood plains.
As part of the restoration
process, snags, which might be
considered hazards to navigation
in other waterways, are allowed to
remain.
A bald eagle nesting territory
had been established adjacent to
the Phase I restoration.
Organic sediments are being
flushed out of the restored riverbed
and aquatic vegetation no longer
clogs the river channel.
The second phase of restoration
is scheduled to begin in 2007 and is
expected to be completed by 2010.
In this phase 8 miles of canal will
be backfilled, 3 miles of river chan-
nel will be re-carved and 17 miles
of continuous river channel recon-
nected.
In addition to demolition of S-
65C, approximately 8,000 acres of
wetland will be reclaimed.


according to its website.
"The thought has been, there
are not a lot of community banks
left in the state. For us to both be
successful, it is important that we
create the capacity to compete,"
Mr. Hudson said.
The combined bank, should
offer added benefits to the individ-
ual consumer, as well.
"We have a strong base in con-
sumer checking and mortgage
rates, and the merger will give us
the ability to offer more choices on
residential mortgages," Mr. Hud-
son said.
He explained that Seacoast
offers 45 different mortgages, and
Big Lake has more limited choices.
Together, mortgage services
should expand.
"We look at increasing our abili-
ty to compete with existing folks on
mortgage loans and increasing the
volume. This will be a very interest-
ing and high potential combination
that will help both organizations
achieve greater success around the
lake region," he said.


'tor whose experience in the district
has proven so valuable not only to
the school system but to me, per-
sonally, in my transition. We all
wish him well in his next endeav-
ors and many hours of enjoyment
with his new grandson," she
added.
"It will be a real loss to the
school system because he is so
knowledgeable." stated retired
assistant superintendent of educa-
tion for instruction Zella Kirk, who
worked with Mr. Dixon for many
years.


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Sheets to travel to China


Marlena Sheets, Phi Theta
Kappa and National Deans List
Honoree, has been nominated
to serve in the 2006 International
Scholar Laureate Program Dele-
gation on Technology in the Peo-
ples Republic of China. This
opportunity is reserved only for
exceptional academic perform-
ance of college students. Sheets
will be visiting Beijing, Quing-
dao, Suzhou, and Shanghai.
While in Beijing, she will
observe technology production


methods,
attend a net-
working
reception with
China's tech-
nology lead-
ers, and walk
along a sec-
tion of theL
Great Wall. In
the city of Marlena
Quingdao, Sheets
Sheets will
examine nanotechnology, soft-


ware development, and meet at
the Haier Group's global head-
quarters for an insider's only
briefing on China's product
development and markets. In
Suzou she will attend a network-
ing reception with Suzou city
government officials and busi-
ness and technology representa-
tives. Before returning home
Sheets will have the incredible
opportunity to explore the treas-
ured temples and ancient
monasteries of Tibet.


IRCC to host musical 'Camelot'


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Mr. Popper's penguins
Seminole Elementary held their annual Character Parade on Tuesday, Nov.22. Some of
the favorite characters came from titles such as, "Oonawasee Summer," "Mr. Popper's
Penguins," "The Grouchy Ladybug," "The Berenstain Bears," "The Paperbag Princess,"
and "The Honeybee and the Robber" just to name a few. Students paraded around the
campus and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


Obituaries


Romaine K. Wise
Romaine K. Wise, age 76, died
Nov. 29, 2005, at her residence in
Okeechobee. She was born Feb.
1, 1929, in
York, Pa., and
has been a res-
ident of Okee-
chobee for the .
past 31 years.
She enjoyed
playing the gui-
tar and spend-
ing time with
her family'. Romaine K.
She is pre- Wise
ceded in death
by: her husband, John R. Wise.
Survivors include: her daugh-
ters, Cynthia (Chuck) Shannon,
Romaine (Clif Betts) Fine, Angela
(Ernest) King, and Kay (Dale)
Smith, all of Okeechobee; her sis-
ter, Olive of New York; grandchil-
dren, Delia (Rusty) Brown of
Okeechobee, Donnie Boyce of
Punta Gorda, Shalina (Szilard)
Nemeth, Justina Betts, Natoya
Betts, Sarah King, Austin King,
Chucky Shannon, Cody Smith,
and Colton Smith, aljgof1Okee-
chobee;:-and, ,seven great-grand-
children-.- -- -,r-
The family will receive friends


on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, from 5
until 7 p.m., at the First Baptist
Church, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave.,
Okeechobee.
The funeral service will be
held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at
11 a.m., also at the First Baptist
Church.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.
Dorothy L. Robinson
Dorothy L. Robinson, age 71,
of Spring Valley, Ohio, and for-
merly of Waynesville, Ohio, died
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005. She was
born Oct. 1, 1934, to Pleas and
Lucille Richardson in Lawrence-
burg, Ky. She grew up in Win-
chester, Ky., and lived there for
over 20 years where she married
her husband James. She was a
member of the Parrott Ave. Chris-
tian Church in Okeechobee and
the New Burlington Chapter
Order of the Eastern Star #363 in
Ohio. She greatly enjoyed sewing
and time spent with her family.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Pleas. -
.* Survivors,,include: her hus-
band of 55 years, James T.; three


daughters, Theresa (Larry) Cor-
nett of Waynesville, Sherry Mills
of Waynesville, and Devela
(Brett) Wilson of Hansen, Ky.;
eight grandchildren, Tonya
Shutts, Larry B. Cornett, James,
Joseph (Erin), Jarrod, and Sierrah
Mills, Meagan and Logan Wilson;
Jackie (Brad) Hawkins, raised as
a granddaughter, and their son,
Blake; three great-grandchildren,
Eric, T.J., and Myia; her mother,
Lucille of Harveysburg, Ohio;
three brothers, Bobby Richard-
son of Ariz., Jimmy Richardson of
Waynesville, and Steve (Donna)
Robinson of Xenia, Ohio; one sis-
ter, Sharon (Bobby) Coffman of
Harveysburg; and, several nieces
and nephews.
Pallbearers include: Larry B.
Cornett, James, Joseph and Jar-
rod Mills, Logan Wilson, and
Jimmy Richardson.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Mt.
Carmel Christian Church in Way-
nesville, Ohio with graveside
services held in Winchester
Cemetery.
All funeral arrangements were
under the direction and-care of
Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home,
Waynesville, Ohio.


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FORT PIERCE The multi-tal-
ented artist, Matt Daniels returns to
the McAlpin Fine Arts Center stage
as Sir Lancelot in the popular musi-
cal "Camelot" to be presented Dec.
,9-11 and Dec. 15-17.
Performances will be at 8 p.m.,
with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.
Mr. Daniels earned his associ-
ates in arts in music at Indian River
Community College (IRCC) in
2001, and his bachelors degree in
music from Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity (FAU). He is currently working
on his masters in vocal perform-
ance at FAU and has recorded two
popular CDs.
Mr. Daniels graduated from
John Carroll High School and
came to IRCC as an instrumental


and vocal music major playing
trumpet and keyboard. After a lead
role in "Godspell", he switched to
musical theatre. He transferred to
Manhattan School of Music to pur-
sue his music studies and served as
music director part-time at a New
York City church.
The go-to-guy behind the
scenes is Jon Moses who got his
early arts training at IRCC from
1991-1993. He is the current pro-
duction manager at Riverside The-
atre, in Vero Beach, and IRCC's the-
atre technology adjunct faculty
member.
He will add a professional touch
to "Camelot" as scenic designer.
He graduated from Florida State
University's (FSU) School of The-


atre in 1996 and began teaching at
IRCC in 2001.
He officially began the Theatre
Technology A.S. degree program in
2003. In 2005, Mr. Moses was
awarded IRCC's Outstanding
Adjunct Faculty from a cast of thou-
sands.
Mr. Daniels and Mr. Moses will
be joined by IRCC Fine Arts Depart-
ment chairman David Moberg as
King Arthur, and Jane Whitaker,
IRCC's director of youth musicals.
Tickets are $12, and may be
purchased by calling the IRCC box
office at (866) 400-7529.
IRCC's McAlpin Fine Arts Center
is located on the main campus in
Fort Pierce at 3209 Virginia Ave.


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PROUD: Anyone would know that being rude isn't where you're
from, but how you act. But, where you are from does play a part. I
know in my place of employment who's from here and who isn't
by the way they act everyone is unique in their own way,
whether you are a southerner or northerner. From my experience
the northerners are rude, not all, but many. I hear all kinds of nega-
tive comments through my work day. For instance, nine times out
10 1 will hear "We don't do it like that at home, we do it like this";
or, "Why? We don't do that at home"; or, "You guys down here do
things so different." I can't stand listening to them complain about
everything down here. It gets annoying listening to grown adults
complain all day. Granted, there are people from here that are the
same way. But, honestly, very rarely do I come across a local acting
the way they do. And as far as Southern hospitality, yes I believe
there is such a thing. I lived in the North for a little while, and would
never do it again. I am proud to be from the South.

SEXUAL OFFENDERS: I would like to add my praise to the law
enforcement officials for their diligence in keeping sexual predators
away from our children. But I have a bigger concern. Why are sexu-
al offenders and predators coming to Okeechobee? When you look
at the high number of persons on the FDLE website, and then
check in to who they are, you find they are not natives. They did not
grow up here. They moved here. What are we doing wrong that
attracts these monsters? Whatever it is, we need to find out and
make sure we do what it takes to keep our children safe. (Editor's
Note: We spoke with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
about this and were told there really is no clear cut answer to your
question. Some of them came here to work after the hurricanes.
We were also told that another reason is that many of them have
families here. Some of them came here because renting a place to
live is less expensive than some other areas.)

IMPACT FEES: The county should require that all new develop-
ments include sidewalks. We also need impact fees to help
improve our county road system. If they are going to build more
homes and increase the traffic on the roads, the developers should
be charged a fee to help pay for improving and widening roads. I
have heard that Okeechobee County is the laughing stock of Florida
because we are one of the few places left Without impact fees. The
greedy developers are making money and we will be left with the
increased traffic on our already poor road system.

ACCEPTANCE: What holidays? To the person who wrote in, it's
people like you who keep this country divided. What happened to
God and Jesus accepting all people? That's why our family is athe-
ist. Religious people, most of you, pick and choose what to follow
*from the Bible. Why does Okeechobee County have the fifth high-
est teen pregnancy rate in the state? What happened to no premari-
tal sex according to your Bible? Our family is continually discrimi-
nated against because we don't believe in your God. Until people
like you learn to accept all people, our country will never operate
as it was intended. We are atheists and we love everyone. You are
all Baptists, Christians, Catholics and Jewish and look down on
anyone who is not like you. World peace will never be achieved
with people like you.


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Community Events

My Aunt's House plans fundraiser
My Aunt's House, Inc. "The Closet", a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit is
holding a Texas Hold'em Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3. We are
looking for players and sponsors to participate. All proceeds will
benefit disadvantaged children in Okeechobee. Top players will
receive great prizes and everyone will have a chance to win gifts
donated by local vendors, call (863)634-2306 or (863) 763-3437
for information. Seating is limited.

Church plans annual cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
be hosting its second annual holiday cookie sale at the church on
Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. All proceeds from the
sale will be used to rebuild church structures that were damaged
by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Ample parking is available in
Sthe back of the church.





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Looking Back...
The Florida East Coast Railroad began construction from New Smyrna Beach to Okeechobee in 1911 and completed the
rail line at the end of 1914. The first train arrived in Okeechobee in January of 1915 and it marked the end of isolation
from the outside world for residents of Okeechobee County. 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@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

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 (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
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 rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday.at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For infor-
mation, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group forfamily caregivers and
is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and
Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2
until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place
in the group, call (863) 467-2321.: Free respite care is available for your
loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day
Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave: For information, about respite care, call Lou
at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-
nity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed 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
Juanaat471-9795.
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 emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For informa-
tion, 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.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather
permitting. Beginning Dec. 3, the group will meet at 7 a.m. at the
Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St. Until then, please come to Style Stu-
dio at 1600 S.R. 70 E. for the weekly meeting and ride that leaves
promptly at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interested in riding is invited. For informa-
tion, contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6527; or, Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
.Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.


Community Events

Church hosting the Walker Family
The Walker Family will be performing at Victory Baptist
Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St., Dec. 1-4. Performances 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 p.m. as originally sched-
uled. 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 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.

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. Thfcpost 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 bargains in
antiques, collectibles, clothing and small furniture.

Farmer's Market resumes normal hours
The Farmer's Market held every Thursday in Flagler Park will
resume normal operation on Thursday, Dec. 1, after being closed
for the 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
Friday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner orders of five or
more can be delivered. The dinner will be held Saturday, Dec. 3,
along with a silent auction and bake sale from 3 until 7 p.m. at the
school. Dinners may be picked up or eaten at the school All din-
ners are $5. To purchase a ticket, call the Grace Christian School at
(863) 763-3072.

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.

OHS to host winter gala
Okeechobee High School (OHS)will host a Brahman Winter
Gala, sponsored by the Senior Class of 2006, on Saturday, Dec. 3,
from noon until 4 p.m. The Winter Gala is a carnival-type event for
all ages from children to adults. The gates will open at 11 a.m. for
those who want to eat lunch or just pick up a lunch. The carnival
will feature fun and games with a bounce house, face painting,
horse rides and many other games. Barbeque chicken dinners
will be sold for $6 each and will include chicken, baked beans,
cole slaw, dinner roll and dessert Tickets will be sold for $1 each
for the games and rides. All proceeds will go to the club or sport
sponsoring each booth. Senior class booth proceeds collected at
the Winter Gala will support senior expenses. For information or
to order barbeque dinners, contact OHS at (863) 462-5037.

Lake will be talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Dec. 3, at 7:30 a.m. It will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on sta-
tions WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. Benita Whalen, P.E., director
of the South Florida Water Management District's office in Okee-
chobee, and Dr. Paul Gray, coordinator for the Okeechobee pro-
gram Audubon of Florida. The topic will be Lake Okeechobee
and estuary recovery. For information, contact Ms. Whalen at
(863) 462-5260, or Dr. Gray at (863) 655-1831.







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the Rhine.
The itinerary will include Lon-
don, Portsmouth, Cherbourg,
Omaha and Utah beaches, Caen,
St. Mere Eglise, Caretan, Argentan,
Falaise and Paris.


A memorial service will be held
at the American Military Cemetery
at Colleville Sur Mer in France.
For information, call Sy Canton
at (561) 865-8495; or, send
inquires to 5121 B Nesting Way,
Delray Beach, Fl., 33484.


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WASHINGTON Co-pay-
ments for outpatient medicines
prescribed through Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facili-
ties will rise by $1, according to an
announcement today by VA. The
$1 increase for a 30-day supply of
prescription drugs will take effect
on Jan. 1, 2006, the first change in
VA prescription drug co-payments
in four years.
"Through sound management
practices, efficient pharmacy oper-
ations and price negotiations that
put veterans first, VA has been able
to contain prescription drug costs,"
said the Honorable R. James
Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans
Affairs, noting that co-payments
paid by veterans will still be lower
than similar expenses in the private
sector.
The increase to $8 from $7 for a
30-day supply of prescription drugs
is required by federal law, which
bases VAs co-payments for outpa-
tient prescriptions on increases in


the Medical Consumer Price Index.
The $1 increase will not affect
veterans who have an injury or ill-
ness connected with their military
service resulting in a 50 percent or
greater disability. Also known as
"Priority Group 1" veterans, these
patients will see no change in their
current prescription drug benefit,
Nicholson said.
Other veterans with less pro-
nounced service connected ail-
ments-those classified as Priority
Groups 2 through 6 -will see their
prescription drug co-pays rise by
$1, but their annual out-of-pocket
expenses for VA medicine will
remain capped. The new cap will
rise to $960 per year, up $120 from
the previous level. This means vet-
erans in Priority Groups 2 through 6
will pay no more than $960 annual-
ly for VA outpatient medicine.
Veterans who have no injury or
illness related in any way to their
prior military service referred to
as Priority Groups 7 and 8 will


also see their co-payments
increase, but there is no cap on
annual payments for outpatient
medicine.

Not all prescription drugs will
be subject to the $1 increase. Out-
patient medications not subject to
co-payments include: medication
for treatment of a service connect-
ed disability; medication for aveter-
an who has a service connected
disability of 50 percent or more;
medication for a veteran disabled
by 50 percent or more for unem-
ployability; medication for a veter-
an whose annual income does fiot
exceed the amount of VA pensions;
medications for health problems
that may be linked to Agent Orange
for Vietnam Veterans, to radiation
exposure, to undiagnosed illnesses
of Persian War veterans, or for new
veterans ,within two years of dis-
charge after serving in a combat
theater.


Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Our' kitchen is -open 'daily,;
serving'regular mentPihd-specials.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
dish.
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
ing at4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until '6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be from
7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m. Every-
one is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.nm.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
e Every Tuesday: spaghetti din-
ner with salad and garlic bread by
Lorraine and John from 5 until 7
p.m. for a $3.50 donation. ,
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be available.
First and third Thursday: Aux--
iliary.at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to order
for a $10 donation. Music will be by
Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Saturday, Dec. 17: children's
Christmas party at 2 p.m. Santa
Claus will be there, and food will be


available. Children must be signed
up for the party by Dec. 8. Call the
Aeries at (863) 763-2552.
,'...* Saturday, Dec..31: New Year's
Eve party -- reservations are
required. Call the Aeries for details.
Saturday, Jan. 14: Snowball
Charities Dinner/Dance for mem-
bers and guests only at the Vero
Beach Heritage Center in Vero
Beach. Tickets are available for a
$15 donation. Call the Aeries for
directions.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until?

Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Rich Sweet at (863)
824-0262, or Kip Gardner at (863)
357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863).
467-8020.
The Okeechobee Order of the
Eastern Star #128 will hold their
ninth annual Holiday Fashion
Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, begin-
ning 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 (8630 467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Each Tuesday: bingo starts at
12:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (8630
763-2250 for, the menu.


Saturday night meals will be
served from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Call
for the menu.
Thursday: at 7 p.m. is mem-
ber appreciation and open mike
night.
Friday and Saturday nights
there will be music for dancing
from 7 p.m ; until? Call the Lodge to
see who is playing.
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 11 a.m., with
many items being offered.
Reservations for the New
Years Eve Party are on sale now.
Seating is limited so get your tickets
early. Tickets are $40 per couple, or
$20,per person. No tickets will be
sold at the door.

Moose
Family Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Monday: bar bingo for mem-
bers only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be
served.
Every Friday night and Sunday
afternoon: special function just for
kids and families check the bul-


letin.
Every Friday evening: easy lis-
tening and fun dancing with the
music of Michael Lee Scott.
Friday evenings: food, fun and
music.
Every Saturday: at 1 p.m.
Moose races and washer toss. Din-
ner will be served at 3 p.m. Check
the bulletin board for menu and
cook.
VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 300
N.W. 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137 Okeechobee
Fla. 34972.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come.
Every Wednesday during sea-
son karaoke will be held from 5
until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at I
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at I
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
until?
Sunday: a dinner will be avail-


able from 2 until 5 p.m. and fol-
lowed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
VFWPost #9 28
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
Sunday.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, Men's Auxiliary or AmVets
-there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
Post meetings are held on the.
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
Dec. 4: annual ham dinner
beginning at 12:30 p.m. A donation
of $7 is suggested for dinners that


will include ham and canned yams,
green beans, cole slaw and rolls.
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie-H. Patent at (863)
467-2882.

VFWPost #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.


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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 1, 2005


Brahmans down


Lake Placid 72-62


The Brahman basketball
team hosted the netters from
Lake Placid Tuesday evening
at the .Okeechobee High
School gym and sent them
back to Lake Placid with a 72-
62 loss.
The Brahmans took control
of the game early in the first
period and led by 10 points at
the half. By the third quarter
they were still up 57-37.
"The team got sloppy in the
third quarter and let them
(Lake Placid) find their way to
the net," stated Brahman head
coach Jon Enrico.
Junior Devon Faison led the
Brahmans in scoring with 28
points, followed by sopho-
more Leshawn Henderson
with 14 and senior Rashad
Kelly with 12.
On defense junior James


Koger led the Brahmans with
seven rebounds and four
blocked shots.
The Brahmans are now 3-0
for the season. They will be on
the road Friday evening
against Jensen Beach. All
three Brahmans teams will
make the trip to Jensen. The
freshmen will play at 4:30; the
junior varsity will take to the
court at 6 p.m. and the varsity
will see action at 7:30.
The Brahmans will host
Lincoln Park on Tuesday, Dec.
6 at the Okeechobee High
School gym. The junior varsity
team will play at 6 p.m., fol-
lowed by the varsity at 7:30.
The freshman team will
also see action on Dec. 6
beginning at 4:30 when they
take on the Indian freshmen
of Vero Beach High School.


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Headturners3.com announces

2006 bass tourney schedule


Headturners3.com has
announced its 200'6 bass tour-
nament schedule. It is as fol-
lows:
Jan. 7: Roland and Mary Ann
Martin's (Lake Okeechobee);
Jan. 21: Camp Mack (Kissim-
mee); Feb. 11: Hickory Point
(Harris); March 11-12: Big
Dawg Okee-Tantie (Lake Okee-
chobee); April 1: Tracy's Pointe
(Panasoffskee); April 15:
Roland- and Mary Ann Martin's
(Lake Okeechobee); May 13:
Camp Mack (Kissimmee); May
27: Windy Point SR 621 (Istok-
poga); June 10: Roland and
Mary Ann Martin's (Clewiston);
June 24: Hickory Point (Harris);


July 7-8: Big Dawg Camp Mack
(Kissimmee); July 22: Windy
Pointe S.R. 621 (Istokpoga);
Aug. 12: Okee-Tantie (Lake
Okeechobee); Aug. 26: Windy.
Pointe S.R. 621 (Istokpoga);
Sept. 2: Camp Mack (Kissim-
mee); Sept. 23: Okee-Tantie
(Lake Okeechobee); Oct. 7:
Camp Mack (Kissimmee); Oct.
21: Tracy's Pointe (Panasoffs-
kee); Nov. 4-5: Big Dawg Roland
Martin's (Clewiston) and Dec. 2-
3: Classic at Camp Mack
(Kissimmee).
For information on these
bass tournaments, contact Pat
Malone at Headturners3.com,
(321) 689-1138.


Adult softball weekly results


Nov. 21: Hurricanes def.
Shenanigans Misfits 8-6; Cobras
def. Big Lake Hauling 18-17;
Paulson's Peeps def. Eddie
Accardi Dodge 26-6 and J&S
Electronics def. Brighton Recre-
ation 19-14.
Nov. 22: J&S Electronics def.
Quality Turf 19-17; Beef "0"
Brady's def. Temp Star 27-12;


Monti and Smith take junior bass tourney


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Members of the Big "0"
Junior Teen Anglers bass club
took to the water last Saturday
morning to compete in their
monthly bass tournament. ,
In the 11-14 age division, Kyle
Monti took top honors with 8.2
lbs. of fish. Garrett Farmer fin-
ished in second place with 5.95
lbs. of bass. Farmer also had the
big fish of the tournament. It
weighed in at 5.95 lbs.
In the 15-18 year-old division
Kendall Smith brought 5.7 lbs. to
the scale to sew up first place.


He also had the big fish in this
division. It weighed in at 3.7 lbs.
Christina Mellette brought 5.5
lbs. to the scale to claim second
place honors.
The tournament also had a
new guest entry. Mike Cornell of
Okeechobee had over 5 lbs. of
fish in his first time out. They
were not officially weighed
because Mike was a guest
angler.
Currently the Big "0" Junior
Teen Anglers have 29 members.
They can take up to 30 members
. until they have more adult boat
captain volunteers.


"We would like to eventually
have 35 members in the club,"
stated club founder Charlie
Hays. "The only thing holding us
back from adding these new
members is the shortage of boat
captains to take our young
anglers out onto the lake. If a
few more adult boaters would
volunteer to be a boat captain,
we would be able to add to our
club membership."
The Big "0" Junior Teen
Anglers Bass Club was officially
one-year old on Nov. 17. They
will have a year-end banquet on
January 28, 2006 in conjunction


with their regular monthly pre-
tournament meeting at Pogey's
Restaurant.
As part of their January tour-
nament, Mrs. Hays announced,
"Club members who fish our
Jan. 29 tournament will have the
opportunity to weigh in on the
professional B.A.S.S. tourna-
ment stage that will be set up in
Okee-Tantie Park as part of the
week long B.A.S.S. tourney here
in Okeechobee. I believe that
some of these young anglers will
continue in the sport and will
eventually walk across this Bass-
master stage as adults."


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Big Lake Hauling def. Brighton
Recreation 16-15 and Team Gee
Gonky def. Muddawgs 29-28.

Nov. 23: Barney's def. Mud-
dawgs 23-16; Bad Boys def. Paul-
son's Peeps 17-7; Team Gee
Gonky def. Temp Star 20-5 and
Shenanigans Misfits def. Eddie
Accardi 27-6.


Sports Briefs


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


Tantie Campground and Marina
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A Bassmaster Casting Kid's
Competition will be held from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the
fishing competition starting at 1
p.m.
If you have pre-registered you
do not have to do so again. If
not, all others must register on
site by 10 a.m.
Each child participating will
receive tickets for two soft drinks
and two hot dogs.
A parent or guardian must
accompany each child.

Alumni soccer


OHS discount cards
game is slated


are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for
$10 each.
The card offers continuous
discounts to 18 various busi-
nesses throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact
coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.

Weigh-in site
changed for tourney
The Headturners3.com Clas-
sic bass tournament will take
place on Dec. 3 and 4.
The weigh-ins originally slat-
ed to be held at the Okee-Tantie
Marina will now take place at
the parking lot of Okeechobee
Fishing Headquarters, 5286 S.W.
16th Ave., beginning at 3 p.m.
The pre-Classic dinner will
take place on Friday, Dec. 2, at
the Okeechobee Civic Center on
U.S. 98 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact tournament director
Pat Malone at (352) 735-5022 for
information.

Kid's fishing
tourney rescheduled
The 2005 Okeechobee Kid's
Day Fishing Festival has been
rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4,
at the back boat ramp at Okee-


An alumni soccer game and
barbeque chicken dinner in
honor of former Okeechobee
High School soccer player Yolan-
da Torres will be held Dec. 17 at
Brahmans Stadium on the OHS
campus.
All OHS soccer alumni are
invited to take on the Lady Brah-
mans in a game. Dinner tickets
will be $5, .with all proceeds
going to the Yolanda Torres
memorial scholarship fund and
the OHS girls soccer team.
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8 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, December 1, 2005


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Wednesday,
Nov. 23, through Thursday, Dec. 1,
are as follows:
Theatre I- "Harry Potter and the
Goblet of Fire" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30 p.m. Sat-
urday 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 Thursday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5:50 for adults; chil-
dren 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

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124 several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held -at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth
to eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler,
18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks, to purchase items for
their baby at the center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed; however, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details, call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no waiting list. Parents
must: be a resident of Okee-
, chobee County; meet income
guidelines; and be working, going
to school or a combination of
both for at least 20 hours per
week. For information, call (866)
273-6340.


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FOUND ATV in Hendry County.
Contact Hendry Sheriffs De-
partment 674-4630 Ask for
Agriculture Investigator
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
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KITTENS, Free to good home
only. Healthy & Happy.
(863)675-9218
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
MIXED BREED DOG MeO.
size. Good natured, fixed, cur-
rent on all shots. Moving &
cant take. (863)357-1867 .
PIT BULL PUPS 8 mos old.
2 males, 1 female. Free to
good homes. All shots up to
date. (863)763-7446


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These eight adorable lawn ornaments are sure to sur-
prise and delight everyone. Imagine them in the gar-
den, on the lawn, in a flower bed or even in a child's
room. Ideal for beginning do-it-yourselfers, all that's
required is some scrap lumber, a saw, sandpaper and
paint and sealer (if they're going to be displayed out-
doors). Simply trace the patterns onto wood, cut out,
sand, paint and seal.
The completed lawn ornaments range in size from
12 to 16 inches tall.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions, full-size traceable patterns, materials lists and
painting guides for eight lawn ornaments.
Lawn Ornaments plan (No. 14)... $9.95
Lawn Fun Package (No. Cl 10)
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OKEECHOBEE- Sat & Sun, Dec
3rd-4th, 9am-2pm, NW 84th
Court in Dixie Ranch Acres,
signs posted.. HH items,
baby items, furn, Go Carts,
and much more!!!


OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Dec 3rd,
8am-Noon, 275 SW 32nd St.
Mims Veterinary Hospital.
For4H.


Employment


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


BABYSITTER Ndeded for 2
children M-F in my home or
yours. Must have references.
(863)763-6628 or 634-4340
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


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
Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee
GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER,
will train, must be de-
pendable. (863)763-5582
LIVE ON RANCH
Mature experienced Book-
keeper & Housekeeper. Must
have valid drivers lic.& fur-
nish references. Day 863-
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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
Parttime & full time.
(863)610-0852




OTR DRIVERS
Team Operation to
California, Home
Weekly. 2 yrs.
verifiable exp.
Benefits after 90 days
& Bonus Incentives.
For info call:
(863)467-6210
between 9am & 5pm


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
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
.with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resumeto 561-996-8559.
SURVEY FIELD PERSONNEL
for new Okeechobee office.
STop pay, benefits, experience
preferred. Entry level position
also avail. Call 863-467-4599
and leave message orfax
resume to 863-467-6963.
Application available at
www.nsoeo.com
"Contact Us".
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.


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




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


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



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 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 Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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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


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



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


OFFICE MANAGER/MEDICAL
ASSIST.- I am looking for
F/T employment. Exp. in
Medical Secretarial, Fropt &
back office. Need work
ASAP (561)261-6166

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
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that it is. If you have ques-
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on these pages, we advise
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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. There-
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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
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Cruises 590
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Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
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Tickets 720
Tools 725
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VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10.ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
i.1300 i863;763-2663 or
80(11-1--.i_4k .
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
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AIR HANDLER, 2 Ton, in good
condition. $150 or best offer.
(863)634-8407
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


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.



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



HARDBACK BOOKS: (20)
Popular Authors. $40 for all,
will sep. (863)357-0575



FLORIDA ROOM w/Vinyl Win-
dows. $1500. (863)634-5826
SLIDING GLASS DOORS
(triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
NETS- good coid. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.


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,
_.E,'12 prunierw/dei. $150
neg. will sep. (863i824-3787'
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Works, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. 863)8.43-0158
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
QUILT- Pink Ribbon Design
(Breast Cancer Awareness).,
Hand made 48"x74", $200.
S(239)728-8830
VERTICAL BLINDS 2 sets,
on write lor .sliiiing or lboi
ors 1-O40 1863i763.'4098


CHINA CABINET antique,
solid oak.w/ burlwood doors,
721t, 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
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$200 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
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS-
Queen size, With foundation,
Like new $100.
(863)467-7017
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 & 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.
'Grpat ;ha[' $125 tor both
will :ep (.6316.'2.9 f.6
SOFA, love e)i rid .:hjir,
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
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
$200. (863)763-8943 ask
for Tracy



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)7 3-2063.


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
age, Deer Gun w/scope.
365. (863)467-7838



EXERCISE BIKE: Sears, Life
'Styler 2000, Dual Action,
Electronic, Ergometer. $50.
(863)763-0691
EXERCISE MACHINE stepper
for leg work out $40
(863)357-0125
GAZELLE $35 or best offer
(863)357-1741
STATIONARY BIKE- Pursuit,
ail digital brand new, $50
.863)834-5911
TOIAL SPORT, Work Out Ma-
chine: By Sports Authority.
$150 or best offer.
(8631467.4498
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


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
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



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, fororgan/piano.
Excellent condition. $350 or
best offer (863)675-2596
ORGAN Baldwin Interlude.
Works. Good condition. Full
size w/ peddles. Very pretty.
$100 (863)357-1867
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
FISH TANK STAND wood,
holds 29 gallon tank w/stor-
age $10 (863)763-4098
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 $1.499.
(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.



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
BR^^B|^


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
TOOLS, Various w/life time
warranties, 3/8 & 1/2 drive.
$300. (863)763-3551


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


NOBLE FUR- 7.5 ft, with pine
cones, and all the trimmings,
$50 (863)763-2234.

Agriculture I




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




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 pep. 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


ISpecial Notice


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 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm:, Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All appl., Washer & Dryer, TV.
$55,000. (863)467-9556
New 4 Bed/21/2 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
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


RESIDENTIAL LOT: Clean/Dry
125 Ft.x125 Ft., Basswood
Area. $32,000. or best offer.
Cell # (561)329-3064
RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
(863)467-8889



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


MobileHomes



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




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



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



CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA
.Very clean, No hurricane
damage. $4000. you move
(863)983-5364


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 '55
Storage Space -
Rent 960



Large 1200 sq. ft. 2BR/1BA
partially furnished duplex
Apt., washer/dryer hookup,
yard maintenance & city wa-
ter incl. Located in town, in
medical community. No
Pets. $1100 mo. + sec.
dep. Call Epi (863)697-3257


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

Roommae 095


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
BOAT new motor, good
shape w/fishing equipment
$1500 (863)467-9358
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406
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
POLAR 1998, 17 Ft., Salt Wa-
ter Series. 50 hp Johnson &
Aluminum Trailer. $5000. or
best offer. (786)395-7080
PONTOON BOAT '92, 18ft,
Sweet Water, for fishing
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer.
$3,450 neg. (863)467-4646
PONTOON BOAT- '03, 20'
PlayCraft, 50HP Yamaha 4
stroke, trlr w/spare wheel &
tire, stereo cass plyr, indiv
seat covers, trolling mtr, depth
finder, live well, fishing seats,
anchors, bimini top, one own-
er, like new, $14,000
(863)357-9962
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/trir, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615
STARCRAFT 1995, 20ft Pon-
toon, 40 hp Mercury, fish
ready, no trailer $4500
(765)610-4494
TRITON BASS BOAT- 99, 17',
90hp Yamaha engine w/less
than 100 hrs. Like new
$8500. (863)697-2658
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
M -arine


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.
TROLLING MOTOR- Kota
Genesis 74 bowmount power
stow & deploy, foot control,
auto pilot $150 941-255-2195


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 FRAME- almost
new, asking $125
(863)983-4473.
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
SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2900 Firm.
(863)634-5129


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
OKEE 2BR, 1BA On the wa-
ter. 40x12, park model w/
30x9 enclosed Florida room.
Covered pier, shed, carport.
Central air, new roof. Com-
pletely furnished. Barlow's
12626 Hwy 441 SE. lot 34.
$27,500 (765)609-3480 or
(863)532-8613

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers 'RVs 3210
Jet Skiis '3015
Marine Accessories '020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs '3035

. ----


CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2002
Eng., Has new parts. Runs &
Looks good $1500.
(863)763-5178
CROWN VICTORIA- '89, Runs
good. Rebuilt trans. Decent
shape, $1500 or best offer.
(863)357-1938
CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po-
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
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 CONT. '91 light
pink; burgundy leather interior.
Needs transmission & wind-
shield $500 (239)657-4348
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 '48 -.Must sell! $2500
(863)763-3551
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
ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $500 or best offer.
(239)324-2891
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
'c pTIc I


Automobiles



Automobiles 40"',':.
Autos Wanted ,i014
Classic Cars 4C01
Commercial Trucks 4-i0')
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4-ii)
Four Wheel Drive 40t'V
Heavy Duty Trucks -1041
Parts Repairs 40'4c
Pickup Trucks -WLi
Sport Utility .I0I.I
Tractor Trailers 406,i
Utility Trailers 4(i,5
Vans 1070


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


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ONEWW"


FORD WINDSTAR VAN 1995,
Good condition. $1995.
(863)610-0412


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 550'



LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a public meeting of the
Legislative Committee to which all per-
sons are invited:
Date&Time: Thursday, December 8,
2005- 8:00 a.mrn
Place: Lawnwood Medical Center
1700 South 23rd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunites,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop CareerCenters and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Workforce Development Board of the
reasure ost
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
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upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
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LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 16h day of December
2005 from 10.00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
S,,, i,, Year, Make, Model

1995 White Chevrolet Lumina
Vin# 2G1WL52M7S9128395
1990 Blue Chevrolet Corsica
VMin# 1G1LT54T5LE137523
1990 Red Chevrolet Camara
Vin# 1G1FP23EOLC131224
1995 Plymouth Neon
Vin# 1P3ES27COSD178238
2000 Silver Mercury Cougar
Vin# 1ZWFT61L4Y5S22914
1994 Black Pontiac Grand Am
Vin# 1G2NE1539RM618833
1995 Silver Isuzu Pickup
Vin# JAACL11L1S7211440
1987 Grey Toyota Pickup
Vin# JT4RN50R3H0323233
1996 Black Plymouth Neon
Vin# 1 B3ES22C3TD6978B89
1988 White Olds Delta 88
Vin# 1G3HY54C3J1803281
1987 White Pontiac Bonneville
Vin# 1G2HX543XHW319645
1986 Blue Ford F150 Pickup
SVin# 1FTCF15YOGNA10010
Terms of sale cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
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biles will be sold in "AS IS' with no
guarantees.
97805 ON 12/01/05
Okeechobee County
School Board Meeting

The regular rfonthly meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board will be
held on Tuesday, December 6, 2005,
at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the
School Board Administrative Office at
700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, and is open to
the public. There will be no meeting
on December 13 as previously sched-
uled.
Patrcia G. Cooper, Ed.D,
Superintendent of Schools
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