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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 336


Friday, December 2, 2005


50M Plus tax


Brief

Debris collection
deadline is Dec. 5
The deadline for collection
of Hurricane Wilma debris is
Dec. 5, stated a release from the
Okeechobee County Solid
Waste Department.
All residents of Okeechobee
County must have all hurri-
cane-related debris.- such as
trees cut into 4-to 6-foot lengths
- and construction debris dis-
placed by the storm on the
county maintained right-of-way
before Dec. 5 for collection.
There will be no exceptions.
This does not include demo-
lition or remodeling debris of
any kind.
Demolition and/or remodel-
ing debris from any residential
or commercial dwelling will
not be collected by the hurri-
cane debris contractor or Okee-
chobee County. Property own-
ers must contact Waste
Management, Inc. at (863) 357-
0111 to arrange for collection
and pay any disposal cost asso-
ciated with these items.
Hazardous waste items or
hurricane debris mixed with
hazardous waste such as oil,
paint, chemicals, propane
tanks, batteries, tires, automo-
tive parts, boat parts or any
related item will not be collect-
ed by the collection contractor
or the county.
If anyone has any questions
about the collection of hurri-
cane debris, they should call
the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) at (863)
462-5250; or, the Okeechobee
County Solid Waste Depart-
ment at (863) 763-1811.

Inside

FSU looks
for redemption
TALLAHASSEE Mired in
its worst slide since Bobby
Bowden's first season in 1976,
unranked Florida State tiptoes
into the Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence championship game Sat-
urday against No. 5 Virginia
Tech hoping for some
respectability.
The Hokies (10-1, 7-1 ACC)
are a two-touchdown plus
favorite to win their second
straight league title, while Flori-
da State is just hoping to avoid a
faraway date on the blue rug at
the MPC Computers Bowl in
Boise, Idaho, later in the month.
Page8

Drought Index
Current: 133
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.74 feet


l'I ls ra"kdown on fraud


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Holiday events: Community gathers downtown


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Mayor James Kirk (left), and city councilmen Lowry Markham (second left) and Noel
Chandler (second right) visited with friends and neighbors before the tree lighting cer-
emony in City Hall Park Wednesday, Nov. 30.


County



involved in



building suit


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The county is once again
involved in a lawsuit involving
building practices.
In a complaint filed in the
clerk of the courts office in
Okeechobee County on Nov.
21, R. J. Builders & Renovators,
Inc, and owner Richard Valente
alleged that by state law, action
taken by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Construction Industry Licens-
ing board to deprive him of the
right to pull building permits in
Okeechobee County is illegal.
The case began back in April
when Mr. Valente was sum-
moned to appear before the
board to answer charges leveled
by Taylor Creek Isles resident
Ferne Bittner. Ms. Bittner
claimed Mr. Valente was guilty


of poor workmanship and
because of his work; her home
was in worse condition than it
was after the 2004 hurricanes.
She claimed that her furniture
was ruined and nothing was
completed.
Okeechobee County Build-
ing Official Arnold Verwey
claimed that Mr. Valente did a
sloppy job of installing Tyvek on
Ms. Bittner's house and if it had
been done properly, he would
not be appearing before the
board.
The board was shown pho-
tographs of alleged faulty electri-
cal wiring. Mr. Valente admitted
that his brother, who is not a
licensed electrician, did the
wiring.
See Lawsuit Page 2


County agrees



to extend


NRC S contract


Lake level
Last Year:
16.17 feet


(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events .... 4
Crossword .........10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 8
TV .............. 11
Weather ........... .2
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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Michael Muros and Wesley Davis (left to right) were on hand to greet Santa Claus when
he arrived by golf cart in Flagler Park on Nov. 30, during the Christmas Festival spon-
sored by Oke.echobee Main Street. Paul Mitchell drove the golf cart, which transported
Santa to Morgan's Furniture, where he visited with local children and posed for photos.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers met in emergency session
Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, to
approve an amendment to
extend the county's Natural
Resource Conservation Service
(NRCS) funding contract.
The contract, which was
originally scheduled to expire at
the end of September, had
already been extended one time
until the end of November.
County Administrator
George Long stated that the


emergency session was neces-
sary because the amendment
for the second extension of the
contract was not received until
Nov. 30.
The contract provides the
county with $2.1 million for con-
servation projects. To date, Mr.
Long said that about $1 million
of the contract has been spent
on cleaning up storm debris
from the canals and installing
box culverts under Wolff and
Durrance roads. He said those
projects should be completed
See County Page 2


Guest speakers tell club


about local holiday events


By D. Hamilton Kiwanians about the Festival
Okeechobee News of Trees event which is now
taking place at the Hospice of
Theresa Davis,l Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth
Okeechobee's community St.
outreach coordinator, and "Come and take in all of the
Christina Gagliardi from the holiday feeling when you walk
Okeechobee Cattlewomen's into the building," said Ms.
Association spoke to Kiwanis Davis to club members in
Club members Thursday attendance.
about special holiday projects She stated that the Festival
their'groups are currently con- of Trees event began seven
ducting. years ago to help support hos-
Ms. Davis spoke briefly to pice patient care, regardless of


their ability to pay for services.
Now, with the pending hos-
-pice residence center set to
open in early 2006, the funds
will also go to support con-
struction of the new center.
"Donations of decorated
items such as trees, wreaths,
bird houses and other holiday
items fill the building with a
holiday spirit that everyone
should experience," she said.
See Events Page 2


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Kiwanis Club member Sean Daley (right) introduced Theresa
Davis (left) from Hospice of Okeechobee and Christina
Gagliardi of the Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association as
the guest speakers at Thursday's club meeting.







2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, December 2, 2005


News Briefs

Old holiday
photos sought
The Okeechobee News is
seeking photos of local Christ-
mas celebrations from 1980 or
earlier (25 years ago or older) for
use in the Looking Back feature
of this newspaper during the
month of December. Bring old
holiday photos to the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W.
17th Street, Okeechobee, during
regular office hours, Monday-Fri-
day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we will
copy the photos while you wait.
Or email photos as jpg attach-
ments to okeenews@newszap.
com. Please include as much
information as you can about
when and where the photo was
taken and who is in the photo.
Photos may be of community or
family celebrations in the Okee-
chobee area.
Bank hosts book
signing on Dec. 3
Riverside Bank will host a
book signing for the book
"Strolling Down Country
Roads", a history of Okee-
chobee County.
The book was written by for-
mer Okeechobee News reporter
Twila Valentine with Okee-
chobee Historical Society presi-
dent Betty Chandler Williamson.
Mrs. Williamson will be on hand
at the bank's Heartland office at
1506 S. Parrot Ave. in Okee-
chobee on Saturday, Dec. 3,
from 9 a.m. until noon.
The limited edition book is
being reprinted thanks to spon-
sorship by Riverside Bank. It will
be available for sale at the bank
as well as at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce,
55 S. Parrott Ave.
"We are delighted to make
this book available to the public
again," said John Williams,
Riverside EVP and president of
the bank's Heartland offices. "To
the people who live here, Okee-
chobee is the 'Real Florida,' and
this book brings our memories
to life."
Property taxes
collected *
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and person-
al property roll has been certi-
fled by the Okeechobee County
Property Appraiser and is open
for collection of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and
county can pay their property
taxes at the Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's Office in the
Alderman Building, 307 N.W.
Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 3 percent on payments
made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 percent
on payments made Jan. 1, 2006
- Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments made Feb. 1, 2006 -
Feb. 28, 2006; and, net if paid in
March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
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.
Young artists
to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local
young artists between the ages
of 10-19 are needed as appren-
tices to paint Okeechobee Main
Street's first mural project.
This competition is dedicated
to promote the involvement of
young Okeechobee artists in
visual arts, as well as learning
and participating in the process
of painting a large mural under
the direction of professional
artists.
Young artists chosen will be
taking part in a historical event.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submit-
ted through a juried process.
Competition is now open and
will end on Jan. 6, 2006. An
entry and artists' consent form is
required.
For information, contact Brid-
gett Waldau, mural and visual
arts chairperson, at (863) 467-
7300; or stop by the Okee-


chobee Main Street's office at
111 N.E. Second St. for an entry
form, consent form, rules and
art submission format.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.


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She continued by telling club
members that touring hours of
the Festival of Trees includes Fri-
day and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3,
until 9 p.m., and Sunday until 5
p.m. Ms. Davis said the last
opportunity to place a bid in the
silent auction will be at 5 p.m.
on Sunday, Dec. 3.
For information about the
Festival of Trees, or to make a
donation to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, contact them at (863)
467-2321.
Ms. Gagliardi spoke to Kiwa-
nis Club members about their
latest fundraiser, which is a cook
book of recipes donated by local
residents. The book, "Cooking
Cracker Style" is a compilation
of recipes, photos and com-
ments from Okeechobee cattle-
men and their families. The
cookbook sells for $10 and the
proceeds will be used to support
the group's program that awards
local eligible high school seniors
with $500-$1,000 scholarships
each year.
In other Kiwanis Club busi-
ness:
Club member Jim Vensel
announced that the upcoming
Annual Kiwanis Club Radio Auc-
tion will take place on Dec. 10
from 1 until 5 p.m. Local busi-
nesses who wish to donate
items for the auction, can con-
-t~at Mr. Vensel a't 697-1792
for more details. i
*. -Kiwanian Riay Worley
announced that set up for the
Santa in the Park will take place
this Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8:30 a.m.
Santa will begin visiting with
children in Flagler Park on Satur-,
day, Dec. 10, from 6 until 8 p.m.
and continue through Saturday,
Dec 24, Children will be able to
have their pictures taken with
Santa up until Christmas Eve.
Kiwanis Club member Jim
Vensel will be presenting Terrific
Kids Awards at New Endeavor
High School to students on Fri-
day. Students receiving the
award will receive a certificate of
achievement and a T-shirt.
Two spots for new Kiwanis
Club board members were
opened during the meeting.
Club members Jay Zeller and
Greg Thorgeson were norninat-
ed for the positions on the
board.
Kiwanis Club meetings are
held every Thursday at noon at
the Village Square Restaurant,
301 W. South Park St.


M~an ITTP"Ord Im


Community Events


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

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

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

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


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ber. Even though Mr. Valente
tter, commis- claimed the Tyvek had been prop-
the engineer- erly installed, Board Chairman
mith their pre- Chris Scruggs claimed the pictures
pon fee for revealed that it was not.
lvert construc- Mr. Valente said he had fought
lh the end of with Ms. Bittner's insurance com-
gineering fees pany for two months to get a set-
he $132,110 of tlement.
earmarked for Mr. Valente agreed to seal up
the house and find subcontractors
to finish the job.
The matter was tabled until the
next meeting to see if Mr. Valente
was making progress in fulfilling
his contract and repairing the dam-
age.
At the next meeting, Mr. Valente
was fined $500 and had his ability
to pull building permits in the
county suspended for six months.
The board notified the Florida
Department of Business and Pro-
fessional Regulations (DBPR) of
several possible violations of the
Florida Administrative Code.
Mr. Valente was not at the meet-
ing, but in a later interview, he said
the board was "way out of line."
"I am in within my legal rights
to do what I did. They are not legal
in what they did," he said.
At the May meeting Ms. Bittner
stated that the day after the April
meeting Mr. Valente came to her
home and sealed around her win-
dows and doors with tape. He
4 then presented her with a bill for
$750 for weather proofing the
home.
Then on April 12, Mr. Valente
sent Ms. Bittner a letter stating that
he was terminating his contract
with her.
On that same date, Mr. Valente
& sent a letter to the planning and
development department giving
* ^ B them notice that he was vacating
Ms. Bittner's job.
"This board was led to believe
the contractor would make good,"
Mr. Verwey said.
iders" Later County Administrator
George Long suspended the
board's decision pending a hear-
ing before the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commission-
ers.


"I am in within my legal rights to do what I did.
They are not legal in what they did."
Richard Valente,
owner


Some time later Mr. Valente's
attorney Bruce Kaleita sent an
undated four-page letter to County
Attorney John Cassels stating that
the construction industry licensing
board's actions were not legal
because his client was denied due
process of law.
Mr. Kaleita also asserted that
the board failed to issue a written
order at the conclusion of the hear-
ing as required by state law.
He went on to state that Florida
statute allows local boards to
impose sanctions against a state
licensed contractor only if fraud, or
building code violations have been
proved.
"R.J. Builders has not commit-
ted fraud nor has it violated the
Florida Building Code," the letter
asserted.
Mr. Cassels replied in a letter
dated Nov. 14th that he agreed
with Mr. Kaleita's interpretation of
the Florida Building Code. Howev-
er, Mr. Cassels went on to say, "I
disagree with your dismissal of the
electrical work performed without
a license as minor or not constitut-


ing a violation of the Florida Build-
ing Code."
"Despite the fact that it appears
there was probable cause that
your client willfully violated the
Florida Building Code and may
have committed a fraud in his
dealings with his customer, I am
concerned that the initial notice of
hearing did not afford due process
to your client despite the fact that
he attended and participated in the
proceeding,'" continued Mr. Cas-
sels' response.
The lawsuit alleges that the
board acted without jurisdiction
and unlawfully when they sus-
pended Mr. Valente's right to
obtain building permits for six
months and fined him $500.
When asked about the suit, Mr.
Cassels would not comment.
However, he did say the matter
would be discussed at the next
construction industry licensing
board meeting.
The Valente complaint is on the
agenda for the next construction
industry licensing board meeting
on Dec. 6.


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Verbal on new SAT has increased Arrest Log


The new SAT has parents,
teachers and tutors in a frenzy
trying to get students prepared.
But according.to Rene Mazer,
prep test tutor and owner of
High Score, a test prep compa-
ny, the biggest thing students
need to do is boost their vocabu-
lary; and she has some very
unorthodox ways of doing this.
"The new test is now 67 per-
cent verbal, not 50 percent, and
the biggest, scariest part of the
test for students is the essay,"
says Mazer. "Those students
who understand more vocabu-
lary words and can use them
effectively, will get better
scores."
Take a look at the official
guides set forth for the SAT scor-
ing guide and you see that
Mazer's assessment is right on


target. Two people will read the
test and give it a score from 1 to
6, (6 being the highest). The
scores will be added together for
a maximum score of 12. If the
scores differ by more than 1
point, a third reader will score it
from 1 to 6 and that score will be
doubled. Does vocabulary mat-
ter? Check out the scoring guide:
6 Exhibits skilful use of lan-
guage, using a varied, accurate
and apt vocabulary.
5 Exhibits facility in the use
of language, using appropriate
vocabulary
4 Exhibits adequate but
inconsistent facility in the use of
language, using generally appro-
priate vocabulary.
3 Displays developing facility
in the use of language, but some-
times uses weak vocabulary or


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Seminole Elementary
Mrs. Dismuke's class
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.


inappropriate word choice.
2 Displays very little facility in
the use of language, using very
limited vocabulary or incorrect
word choice.
1 Displays fundamental
errors in vocabulary
Mazer has been tutoring stu-
dents for the SAT for 15 years
and is a firm believer in
mnemonic methods, suct as
music jingles, rhymes and asso-
ciations to teach vocabulary.
With her innovative award-win-
ning Not Too Scary Vocabulary,
an SAT/GRE test-prep CD collec-
tion, she uses "remember me"
clues for 500 of the most tested
vocabulary words.


The result Users of her sys-
tem are typically boosting their
SAT verbal scores by 100 points.
Mazer basically hits home by
getting on their level. She uses
rhymes that have educators and
parents buzzing because she
uses "teen speak," referring to
bad dates, hot guys, and various
body parts. She incorporates the
teen-speak into poetry and
songs to get kids to remember
vocabulary.
With more verbal on the SAT,
kids will have to boost their
vocabulary. Not Too Scary
Vocabulary lets them do it while
having fun.


Families are needed


to host students


Pacific Intercultural Exchange
is looking for caring families to
host high school students from
various countries for the 2006
spring semester. There are few
opportunities in this world where
an individual can take an active
hand in making the world a better
place. This is such an opportunity.
It is the time of year when the holi-
days are approaching and Ameri-
cans everywhere are considering
opening their hearts to their
friends and neighbors. Pacific
Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.)
asks local families to consider
showing one of these foreign
teens what American generosity is
all 'about. Students from Brazil,
Germany, South Korea, and Nor-
way have been staying with area
families since August, and now a
new group of international neigh-
bors would like to add a little more
to the community and leave in
June with American passion,
pride and sense of values.
There is no such thing as a typi-
cal host family. Whether you are a


single parent, retired, have small
children, teens, or no children at
all, anyone can have a great experi-
ence hosting an exchange student.
All the students are pre-
screened: they speak English; have
medical insurance, and their own
spending money for any incidental
costs. All these students require is a
loving family to share their experi-
ence within our beautiful country.
Help them learn the meaning of.
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of.
Happiness."
PI.E is looking for host-families
in your area..Those who are inter-
ested are urged to contact Pacific
Intercultural Exchange right away
at 800-631-1818. Experience is not
necessary, as an orientation and
support will be provided.
Please help P.I.E. make the
dreams of these young teens come
true, with the opportunity to live
and study in our country, and pos-
sibly aid in making a difference in
their future and the future of the
world. To contact the P.I.E. Organi-
zation, please call 1-800-631-1818.


Community Events

Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S.
Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Sacred Heart Church hosting festival
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will celebrate the
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 11. The outdoor proces-
sion will be held in the parking lot prior to the 12:45 p.m. mass. There will
be a special festival beginning at 2 p.m. with ethnic food, entertainment
and games for children. Parking and admission are free. The event is open
to the public. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Church hosting Christmas play
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host the
musical/drama entitled "A Smokey Mountain Christmas Change of
Heart". The play will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. and on
Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Food will be served following the Sunday
night performance for a donation of $6. For information, call the church
at (863) 763-4127.


Obituary


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Holiday cards
Hand crafted holiday greeting cards, sponsored by various
individuals and businesses, line a section of Flagler Park.


Brahm'van Theatre I Iv I LJ
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Ronald David Niner
Ronald David Niner, age 66,
died Wednesday, Nov. 30,; 2005, at
his residence. He was born Dec.
7, 1938, in -
Maumee, Ohio
and had been a
resident of
Okeechobee
for four years.
He was a
member of the
Masonic
Lodge, the _
American Vet- Ronald David
erans, the Niner
American
Legion, and the Moose Lodge. Mr.
Niner enjoyed 'boating and fish-
ing.
Mr. Niner is preceded in death
by: his father, William Niner.
Mr. Niner is survived by: his
wife of 45 years, Ann Niner of
Okeechobee; sons, David (Rox-
anne) Niner of Chesapeake City,


Md., and Douglas Niner of Ellen-
dale, Del.; mother, Lillian Niner;
brother, William (Anna) Niner of
Maumee, Ohio; sister, Wilma
(Jim) Vanderhorst of Columbia,
Tenn. and Winter Haven; grand-:
children, Taisha Niner of Newark,
Del., Andrew (Denise) Niner and
Chris Niner, both of Chesapeake
City, Md.; and, a great-grand-
daughter Brittany Ann Lewis of
Newark, Del.
The family will be receiving
friends on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005,
from 11 a.m., until 1 p.m. at the
Buxton Funeral Home, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee. The
service will follow at 1 p.m., at the
Buxton Funeral Home. ...'
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made.
to Habitat for Humanity of Okee-
chobee County, 2825 S.W. Third'
Terrace, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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The following individuals were
arrested on felony ot driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
David Eric Graves, 26, S.W.
Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 29 by Deputy S. Flowers
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with burglary of
a conveyance with assault and
attempted carjacking with a dead-
ly weapon. His bond was set at
$30,000.
..: *Randall B. Rice, 49, S.W. 17th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 29 by DOC's Joseph Cracchi-
ola on a charge of violation of pro.
bation aggravated battery on a
pregnant person. He is being held
without bond. This is. a St. Lucie
County case.
Donald Christopher Abbitt,
25, Hilton Road, Lorida, was
arrested Nov. 30 by Deputy W.
Suggs on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with failure
to appear purchase of a con-
trolled substance (cocaine) and
failure to appear possession of
cocaine. He is being held without
bond.
Kenneth Grover (aka Ken-
neth Bigford), 24, N.W. Third St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
30 by Deputy Raul Marrero on
charges of fleeing and eluding a
law enforcement officer, resisting
arrest without violence and driv-


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In Memory of Roberta "Bobbi" McKim
Roberta "Bobbi" McKim, age 64, passed away Monday, November
21, 2005 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, FL.
Bobbi was born July 21, 1941, in Swissville, PA. She was a resident
of Buckhead Ridge, FL the last 6 years and was a member of the
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church the last 5 years.
She is survived by her husband, Matthew McKim, of Buckhead
Ridge; sons Dana (Pat) McKim, Mark McKim and one grandson,
Aaron McKim, age 11. Bobbi was deeply devoted to her family
and to her church family at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church.
She was an active part of the church, leading several ministries.
She loved all the children and worked in the Sunday Children's
Church and Wednesday night children's bible classes. She was
never shy to give her testimony during a service or to others about
her relationship with Jesus Christ.
She also had many hobbies she enjoyed, including gardening and
taking care of her birds. But, church was her life. Bobbi had many,
many friends who will all mis'"her dearly.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at
11i00 a.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
with a reception for family and friends to follow. Pastor'Dave
Robertson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Buckhead Ridge Christian Church.


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ing under the influence. His bond
on these charges was set at
$15,000. He was also arrested on
warrants charging him with
worthless check (misdemeanor),
for which his bond was set at
$500; and violation of probation -
resisting arrest without violence
(misdemeanor) and violation of
probation disorderly conduct
(misdemeanor), for which he was
being held without bond.
Raymond Ashley Rhoden,
S.W Ave. J, Belle Glade, was
arrested by Deputy Sergeant
Arlene Durbin on a felony charge
of writ of bodily attachment (non-
payment of child support). A cash
purge of $590 was set by the court.
Alex Colon, 33, N.W. 35th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 30 by Deputy Sgt. Arlene
Durbin on a felony charge of writ
-of bodily attachment (non-pay-
ment of child support). A cash
purge of $1,000 was set by the
court.
Adam Brantely Osceola, 18,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
30 by the OCPD on a felony charge
of possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, and misdemeanor
charges of possession of marijua-
na less than 20 grams and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. His
total bond was set at $6,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.







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CANALS: As a resident of the Treasure Island area for past 20 years
and of Okeechobee for last 33, I've heard often and loudly that the
canals are going to be cleaned up. What happened to the spraying
that started a couple weeks ago in or around S.E. 43rd Ave. I heard a
boat one day, no more. We still have a canal full of lilies and dollar
weed.

BOAT PARADE: My family and many Okeechobee residents have
enjoyed the Christmas boat parade. However, unfortunately, this
year there seems to be a locked gate at the Taylor Creek Isles cutting
all of us out of this festive occasion.

WATER SHUT OFF: A young girl here in town, a single mother,
just had a child a month ago and there are problems with the child so
she's been back and forth to specialists. She notified OUA that she
would be in on the 27th, but when the rains came on that day she did
not want to take the new baby out in the rainstorms. She took the
baby out anyway and found that they had already turned off the
water. So now, she must pay an additional $30 to have it turned back
on. Where is the compassion to turn this girl's water back on without
an extra charge due to the circumstances? Is there not a government
agency that can regulate these people and do something about this?

ENOUGH: I just want to say, enough is enough. I am not going to
put my Christmas, my Christmas tree or my Merry Christmas tradi-
tion underground. Before you know it, they'll be telling us not to
believe in the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy either. It's a tradition
that hurts.no one. It's also very exciting to see a child light up when
they see their first Christmas tree or playing in the wrappings and
boxes. If they wanted us to follow them and cut up our credit cards
I'd be first in line, but I am not putting my holiday traditions aside for
what someone else wants me to believe. Merry Christmas to all!

VETERANS CLINIC: I am a veteran and a homeowner in Okee-
chobee. I think that it should be known that the VA Clinic in Okee-
chobee has been closed since the hurricane. I see no announcement
anywhere. You go there and you find locked doors and an empty
office. You don't know if you have a doctor or not. There is no one to
contact. Please someone check it out. If veterans cannot use the clin-
ic here, they must find some way to get to West Palm Beach or Fort
Pierce. Editor's Note: We contacted the local veterans services office
and were told the local veterans clinic sustained quite a bit of dam-
age due to Hurricane Wilma. Then, when work began to restore the
office even more damage was found. The clinic is expected to
reopen around the middle of December.

NO STRIPPING: I am calling about the person who spoke about
the local club. I go to the club every Saturday night, and I am never
appalled bywhat I see there. If you are minding your own business, it
doesn't matter anyway. The people who complained should not
have been there in the first place. If you can't accept what goes on in
those kinds of clubs, you should not go there. It is far from being a
strip club, I was there. There was no stripping. My husband and I
were in there and I was not offended at all. Quit complaining and
focus on the good things in Okeechobee.

EATING CROW: This is to the person who said that the 'Noles
were going to tear up the Gators. I hope that he had some salt and
pepper to eat with his 'crow'.



Community Event


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 chick-
en, 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, con-
tact OHS at (863) 462-5037.



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Upcoming Events


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 per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about.
For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
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, located
at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471 -
9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until-9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925
U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using
alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emotion-
al or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call
(863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., October through May. An invitation to
attend is extended to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR. For infor-
mation call secretary Kenna Noonan at (863) 763-2815, or registrar Donna
Webster at (863) 763-7056.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles hold a ride every Saturday, weather per-
mitting. 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 Studio 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 information, 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.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m. '
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663:
Family History Center meets frorrf noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For information.
co act Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E.
It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.


Community Events


Church hosting the Walker Family
The Walker Family will be performing at Victory Baptist
Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St., Dec. 2-4. PerfofrancegaWill begin at 7
p.m. For information, contact Sherry at (863) 763-0669.

Tree of Life ceremony
The Treasure Coast Hospice Tree of Life ceremony will be held
Friday, Dec. 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in'Flagler Park #6. The cere-
mony is a tree lighting service in memory or in honor of loved
ones.

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 oftrees 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.

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.

Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
designed clinical nutrition class in his office at 916 WN. Park St. on
Monday, Dec 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The class is free to the pub-
lic. For details or information, call (863) 763-4320.

ad Litem toy drive under way
IThe Guardiaii ad Litemt l'rogiaii is collecting new u iirapped
gifts for children ages birth through 18. The local drop-off box is
located in the new Okeechobee Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third St.
Boxes will be picked up Dec. 15. For information, call (772) 785-
5804.







The Okeechobee News, Friday, December 2, 2005


Holiday Events

Bell ringers needed
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for its b6ll ringers pro-
gram. Bell ringers can sit down and ring the bell for one hour or one
day, it's your choice. If you would like to volunteer to help the Salvation
Army, contact Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427. The bell ringer program is
the Salvation Army's basic fundraising program during the Christmas
season.
Christmas party
The American Legion Auxiliary will host a party for the children of
Okeechobee, under the age of 12. Santa will be there to give gifts and
refreshments to all of the children. Santa will be at the Legion, 501 S.E.
Second St., on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. For information, contact Bea at
(863) 763-4953.
Festival of Trees hours
Because of the cancellation of Raulerson Hospital's Holiday Tour of
Homes, Hospice of Okeechobee has changed the hours for their festi-
val of trees. On Friday, Dec. 2, the festival will be held from 10 a.m. until
9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, the hours will be from noon until 9 p.m.; and,
on Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon until 5 p.m.

Hospice Country Store
The Country Store will be held in the Hamrick House, which is adja-
cent to the Hospice Residence at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or
to donate to the event, call Theresa at (863) 467-2321.
Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park on Dec. 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.
Winter Carnival
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 informa-
tion or to order barbeque dinners, contact OHS at (863) 462-5037.

Remembrance Service
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second
St., will host an open house and Tree of Remembrance Service on Sat-
urday, Dec 3, in their chapel. The open house will be from 6 until 7 p.m.,
with the Tree of Remembrance Service to follow at 7 p.m. Complimen-
tary angel ornaments will be placed on the tree in memory of a loved
one. Call (863) 763-2111 to RSVP by Nov. 30. There will be refresh-
ments and an evening of uplifting holiday music and candlelight
remembrance.

Christmas ride
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their 11th annual Christmas
drive for the underprivileged children and families in Okeechobee
County, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile motorcycle
ride around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. Riders are asked to meet at
the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., at 7 a.m. The ride will
begin at 7:30 a.m. For information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863)
610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257.

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

Santa Claus to visit
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 10 following the Light-
ed Christmas Parade. He will also be there on Dec. 16, 17,19, 20, 21, 22,
23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by the Kiwanis
Club of Okeechobee.

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

Christmas parade
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office, 55
S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Grace Christian play
The Grace Christian School Drama Production Program will be pre-
senting the play "A Holiday Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 15. The first per-
formance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will begin at 7
p.m. Both performances are free, and will be held in the Grace Christ-
ian School Chapel. The cast will be made up of students from the third
through 12th grades.

Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music and Drama Ministries, 677 S.W 32nd
ST., will present an outdoor musical event entitled "Wondrous Gift: The
Treasures of Jesus" on Friday, Dec. 16, .at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday,
Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

Live nativity
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an outdoor
drive through live nativity on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 7 until 8:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-1699.


Letters to Santa add magic for the holidays


Washington, D.C.-- Yes, Vir-
ginia, there is a Santa Claus. And lhe
writes letters. In 1912, then Post-
master General Frank 1 litchcock
authorized local postmasters to
allow individuals or institutions to


use letters addressed to-Santa Claus
for philanthropic purposes. This tra-
dition is carried on today, with Post
Offices across the country making
"Letters to Santa" available to indi-
viduals and groups upon request.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Cookies and punch
Noel Smith was among the children Who lined up for
cookies and punch at the City of Okeechobee's official
Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30.


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Christmas greeting cards
Various .individuals and groups placed Christmas greet-
ing cards in Flagler. Park lining the sidewalk in time for
the annual tree lighting ceremony.



Community Events

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

Church hosting Christmas musical
. Oakview Baptist Church Music and Drama Ministries, 677 S.W.
32nd ST., will present an outdoor musical event entitled "Wondrous
Gift: The Treasures of Jesus" on.Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. and again
on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

Live nativity presented by church
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an out-
door drive through live nativity on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 7 until
8:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.


While Santa receives most of his
mail at the North Pole, AK, some
are sent to Santa's helpers, charita-
ble organizations, Postal Service
employees and volunteers who
help make a child's wishes come
true. Some of these letters will be
featured during a one-hour special,
"Dear Santa,' airing on Dec. 9 on
the FOX Network.
Like all mail, it's important that
letters to Santa include a complete
return address with ZIP Code and a
First-Class postage stamp. Santa
enjoys candy canes and cookies,
and his reindeer are known to enjoy
fresh hay. But because these treats
can be damaged or crushed when
sent in an envelope, Postal officials
know that such treats are best left
under the tree on Christmas Eve.
Interested organizations should
contact their local Post Offices to
receive and respond to Letters to
Santa.
There are simple steps for fami-
lies to follow if they are interested in
having a response from Santa post-
marked from the North Pole.
Parents, families or friends
helping a child write a letter to
Santa should mention some of the
child's requests and information
in the letter from Santa. Adding a
line or two about the child's
accomplishments or successes


this year is encouraged.
Once the response is written,
place the letter in a stamped enve-
lope addressed to the child. "North
Pole, AK" should be the return
address. Then place the envelope
into a larger, properly stamped,
First-Class Mail or Priority Mail enve-
lope and mail to: North Pole Christ-
mas Cancellation Postmaster 5400
Mall Trail Fairbanks, AK 99709-9998.
Parents should send letters by
Priority Mail after Dec. 15. For big-
ger kids, several cities participate in
the holiday re-mailing, including
Bethlehem, Pa.; Garland, Utah;
Nazareth, Mich.; Antler, NO arid
Snowflake, AZ. For a complete list
of cities participating in the re-mail-
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Room at USPS.com and click on
"Holiday Cities."
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marks from these cities should
place all addressed and stamped
cards and letters in a larger envelope
addressed to Postmaster and
include city, state and ZIP Code. Use
the ZIP Code Locator on USPS.com
ifa ZIP Code is unknown.
"Santa has a lot pf helpers this
year, and we're happy to do our
part to deliver the holidays. It's
what we do best," said John E. Pot-
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the U.S. Postal Service.


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Other Area News


Belle Glade postpones first reading of fire ordinance


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE The first read-
ing of an ordinance that aims to
transfer the city's fire rescue opera-
tions to the county, was removed
from the city commission's agenda
last week. Officially deleted, but in
essence postponed, staff said it is
the desire of the commission to
carefully review the contract prior
to its approval.
City leaders have reportedly told
staff they would like to pay close
attention to the contract, to make
sure that the city is negotiating for
as much as possible before the
final agreement is signed.
Facing a looming countywide
increase in meeting minimum fire
safety standards, the city of Belle
Glade is negotiating with the coun-
ty to assume its fire rescue opera-


tions.
The move would relieve the city
of the direct financial cost of provid-
ing fire service to its residents, at the
same time providing for the place-
ment of additional firefighters in the
area to meet those minimum levels
of service standards. Staff mem-
bers said there is no other way of
meeting the new level of service
standards the cost is just too
much for the small city.
The commission was faced
with approving the first reading of
the ordinance last week. Having
done so would have set into
motion the expedited transfer of
fire services to the county. The city,
however, agreed to pull the item off
the agenda and return at a future
meeting to vote on the ordinance.
The contract arrived much too
late for careful review, said City
Manager Houston Tate. Even the


legal department had not had a
chance to fully read through the
terms of the contract, and the
members of the city commission
themselves had questions that
needed clarifying.
Mr. Tate explains it as a minor
holdback. He said Belle Glade is
fully committed to revisiting the
issue at a future meeting. "We are
trying to answer all of our ques-
tions," Mr. Tate said, before adding,
"Other cities are in different situa-
tions than we are," reflecting on the
relative quickness with which the
cities of Pahokee and South Bay
have moved on the issue.
What it does not say, Mr. Tate
said, is that the city is reluctant in
moving forward with the county.
Most, if not all, commissioners,
agree that entering into the coun-
ty's Municipal Service Taxing Unit
(MSTU) is the only option now


Senator Aronberg pays students a visit


By Mark Young
Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN As part of
his annual three-day tour across a
district that covers or runs into
four different counties, Senator
Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)
stopped by Moore Haven High
School at the request of Moore
Haven teacher Crystal Drake.
Ms. Drake is currently sparking
her students into taking political
action in response to the city of
Sanibel's attack on the lake-area
communities in regards to the
Caloosahatchee River and its sur-
rounding estuaries.
The students were preparing to
address the city council of Sanibel
Dec. 6, but were informed that
they were no longer on the agen-
da. Senator Aronberg had learned
of this project and wanted to
encourage the students to pursue
their project.
"I'm really impressed that this
class was going to take on the
politicians of Sanibel," Senator
Aronberg told the class.
After reading over the city's e-
mail to the students informing that
they would not be presenting their
materials, but encouraging them
to submit any written materials for
review by the council, Senator
Aronberg said, "That's just wrong.
You should be allowed to speak."
He encouraged the class to
continue their project. "(Sarii-
bel's) city council should feel pres-
sure," he told the students. "This is
wrong. This has been a class proj-
ect all semester. You should be
allowed to speak. But remember
that no is just the beginning. Don't
stop at no."
Apparently they didn't have to.
As of press time, Sanibel's city
manager informed the Glades
County Democrat that a misun-
derstanding had occurred and
that the class has been put back
on the agenda and that the city is
even planning a warm welcome
for the students of Moore Haven
High School.
The issue revolves around
Sanibel's lawsuit against the South
Water Florida Water Management
and the release of excess water
into the river and the surrounding
estuaries, which manyclaim is
devastating wildlife and fish popu-
lations as well as creating pollu-
tants that was released with, the
lake water.
Senator Aronberg said that the
lawsuit is a waste of taxpayer
money. "First of all, South Florida
Water Management 'loses all
authority over water released


available to the city. The negotia-
tion and review should not signal to
residents that the city is planning on
doing otherwise, he said.
Though the county had previ-
ously urged the three cities in the
Glades to consider moving quickly
in approving the ordinance, asking
them to have their decisions no
later than December, Mr. Tate said
the city still has time. "We're trying
to work out the details," he said.
According to Mr. Tate, all negoti-
ations with the county are moving
along well. He publicly thanked the
administrators of the county's fire


rescue department, who he said
have been very cooperative and
helpful in those talks.
Commissioner Don Garrett,
who was not at the meeting last
week due to illness, said he would
like to see the city approve the con-
tract with the county. Mr. Garrett
points to the cost savings as the
major driving factor in his decision.
Without the county, he said, the city
simply cannot meet the terms of
the minimum level of service stan-
dards on its own. "The citizens of
Belle Glade cannot afford it," Mr.
Garrett said.


Of entering into the county's
MSTU, Commissioner Ray Torres
Sanchez said, "I don't have a prob-
lem with that, but we want to make
sure that the people of Belle Glade
are protected."
City Manager Tate agrees.
"The city certainly knows it's
going to approve it [contract]," Mr.
Tate said, saying that he would like
to be concise in the face of "making
a major decision of giving up a
major service. We want to .make
sure we negotiate every single
thing we can get through this
process," he said.


Woman found dead in Clewiston motel


By Bill Fabian
Special to Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON A grisly discov-
ery was made in a Clewiston motel
last week, right before the Thanks-
giving holiday.
According to the Clewiston
Police Department, a woman was
found dead from an apparent gun-
shot wound in the Plaza Travel Inn
on U.S. 27.
The woman, who was a resi-
dent of Opa-Locka in Miami, was
found dead in her motel room in an
apparent suicide that led to the dis-
covery by a motel employee.
Details of the woman's identity
and age were not released, pend-
ing further investigation and notifi-
cation of family members.
According to CPD Assistant Chief


Capt. Kristine Petersen, the wounds
appeared to have been self-inflicted,
and no foul play was suspected
upon initial investigation.
Autopsy reports also provided
evidence to confirm that the death
was a suicide, said Capt. Petersen.
Further information will not be
available until toxicology reports
are released, which could take up
to six weeks.
The woman was found on
Tuesday, Nov. 22. According to
nearby witnesses, authorities were
at the motel for several hours,
working to investigate the crime
scene and remove the body.
An unverified source from a
Miami law enforcement authority
informed the Clewiston News that
the woman was an employee with


the Miami-Dade School Police, but
the capacity of her employment
was not made clear.
The source also revealed that
the woman had been in Clewiston
to look for property with a potential
interest in buying real estate. But it
is now unclear as to her real inten-
tions and what she may have possi-
bly told friends and family. Nor is it
clear why Clewiston was chosen as
a place to end her life or if there
were mitigating circumstances
upon or after her arrival.
The Miami Dade Schools Police
did not have any comment on the
matter.
No reports of a suicide letter or
any other correspondence were
left by the woman, according to the
source in Miami.


INI/Mark Young
State Senator Dave Aronberg visits students at Moore Haven
High School and encourages them in their endeavor to
change the status quo.


when the lake is above 16 feet," he
said. "That authority goes to the
Army Corps of Engineers and it is
they who make the decisions. The
suit is an attempt to make a policy
change, but when you have one
government entity suing another
government entity, the real loser is
the taxpayer because it is the tax-
payer who is going to flip the bill."
Senator Aronberg said that the
solution to this problem and future
problems is to keep the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Program (CERP) fully funded.
"Keeping CERP fully funded is
the solution," he said. "Then the
water doesn't have to flow into the
estuaries."
The senator also commented
on how important it is for students
to understand their state govern-
ment and to know what the state
government controls compared to
the authority of the federal govern-
ment.
In continuing to encourage
the students to get involved and
to not give up on their project,
Senator Aronberg told the stu-
dents what led him to politics.
When he was an assistant attor-
ney general with the state of
Florida, it was Senator Aronberg
who exposed the infamous "Ask


Cleo," a Los Angeles native who
was claiming to be a Jamaican
born psychic, prompting every-
one to call her during late night
commercials.
Senator Aronberg exposed
the scam, which became nation-
al news and soon he was off to a
world of politics and that there
was a correlating lesson to be
learned.
"The lesson is that sometimes
things are just obvious," he said.
"Sometimes it's so obvious that
you might assume everybody
else has thought of it. You can
change the world by pursuing it."
The class will be getting fur-
ther guidance from Congress-
man Mark Foley by press time
and will be followed by a visit
from a South Florida Water Man-
agement representative who will
better explain what is happening
with the water flow.
Senator Aronberg began his
tour in Canal Point and Belle
Glade Nov. 28. He toured
through Moore Haven, LaBelle,
.and Lake Port the following day
and continues his trek with visits
to Muse, Lehigh Acres, and east
Charlotte County before return-
ing to his primary office in
Greenacres.


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Sports Briefs


.Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their
men's adult softball league games
will be played at the adult softball
field across from Yearling Middle
School.
The lower division teams will
play on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Game times are 7 and 8 p.m. each
night. The upper division teams will
play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due to lack of teams.
OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The 'OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10
each.
The card offers continuous dis-


counts to 18 various businesses
throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact coach
Enrico or coach Pung at (863) 462-
5043.
Weigh-in site
changed for tourney
The Headturners3.com Classic
bass tournament will take place on
Dec. 3 and 4.
The weigh-ins originally slated
to be held at the Okee-Tantie Mari-
na will now take place at the park-
ing lot of Okeechobee Fishing
Headquarters, 5286 S.W. 16th Ave.,
beginning at 3 p.m.
The pre-Classic dinner will take
place on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 at
6:30 p.m.
Contact tournament director
Pat Malone at (352) 735-5022 for
information.


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Thomas out again this week, Saban says
DAVIE Miami Dolphins line- "He's not going to play this Birmingham, Ala. Thomas is also
backer Zach Thomas will miss his week," coach Nick Saban said nursing a sprained ankle.
second game in a row Sunday. Wednesday. "He probably will be "With either injury, he would
because of shoulder and ankle able to play sometime in the near struggle to be able to play this
injuries, future, but' that's going to be. week," Saban said.
Thomas was hurt Nov. 20 determined week to week." The Dolphins listed Thomas as.
against CICeveland and sat riu[ Sun- Thomi.is' ;niuitJd iclhil shul- doubtful for the game, suggesting
day'svicior) at Oakland. Th': Dl-,. de'r v-,asxanine,'-d a ,i b'. Dr. a 25 percent chance he could
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2005 Bass Classic
presented by:
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Saturday, Dec. 3 Sunday, Dec. 4

Weigh In Time: 3:00 pm daily

Weigh In Location: Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters...
Public invited, covered ,seating, lunch, drinks provided...

2004-2005 saw Headturners3.com in Okeechobee with more than 20 tournament
events. It has been a great season and with over 60 boats pre-registered for the
inaugural HT3 Outdoors Bass Classic it will prove to be the event of the season in
Okeechobee.
We invite the public to join us at Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters each day
beginning at 3:00 pm for the weigh ins, but you may want to come early and secure
your seat as HT3 weigh ins draw good crowds and are usually standing room only.
The anglers are fishing for $1,000.000 big fish award on Saturday, $1,000.00 big fish
award on Sunday, an all expense paid vacation for 2 to Las Vegas for I CAST 2006 and
much, much more.
The anglers and most businesses have been awesome to our trail this year, with only
1 or 2 exceptions the trail has been received and supported well by this area. Not
knowing yet what 2006 season holds for HT3 and Okeechobee County, we wanted to
take this opportunity to thank all the anglers, volunteers, friends and helpers that
helped produce this record setting year.
With just over 35 boats per tournament HT3 Outdoors paid back (prior to the classic)
$207,345.00 not counting prizes. This would not be possible without the support
of so many:
Garrard's Tackle (gift certificates, ice, drinks and support throughout the season)
Domino's Pizza (great pizza at all our events)
Arby's Restaurant (great sandwiches at some of our events)
Pier II Motel (hotel rooms and discounts for our anglers)
Loma Jablonski and the Okeechobee News Staff (awesome coverage of our events)
Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters (hosting the boat checks and classic weigh in)
Rhino Liners of Okeechobee ($250.00 tough man challenge in 2 day events)
A special thanks to Hendry County Tourism, Vero US1 Nissan, Mortgages by
Premier, Pro Marine USA, Frogg Toggs rain wear and our platinum and gold
members. These sponsors and members were responsible for the HT3 tournament
trail having the quality of presentation, performance and highest pay backs
available... Thank you to each one of them and we invite each and everyone of you
to join us DEC. 3. & DEC. 4 as we conclude our 2004-2005 season.


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At the Movies -


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie .times for Friday, Dec. 2,
through Thursday, Dec. 8, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:45 and 7:30 p.m. Monday at 3,
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:45 and 7:30
p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and 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, 7and9 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

Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-
tedyouth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently
seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as.golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Childbirth education
classes being offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment. All pregnant women are
encouraged to attend the classes.
For information or to register for
this informative class, call the
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877. Every baby deserves a
healthystart.
Entries wanted
for realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann Wat-
ford, secretary of the board at (863)
634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.
Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.


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


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or Construction work. Applicant must be able to
perform light to heavy physical labor, must be able
to work in harmony with other employees and be
courteous to the general public. Applicant must
possess a valid FL Operator's Drivers' License
(only those with a clean driving record for the last
three years need apply), have high school diploma
or equivalent, have heat, legible handwriting and
average mathematical skills. Apply to the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Ave-
nue, Okee, FL 34974. Applications will be
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has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL


PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree
production crew. Individuals should have
some experience in the harvesting and loading
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li-
cence and communication in English required.
Accepting applications
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974 .
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
FOR:
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208 S.W. 5th Ave. Okeechobee
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Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Call: (863) 357-2442 for more info.


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:,
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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant.
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
LABORERS
Water Well Drilling Co. needs
labor for drilling operation.
Need own transportation.
Will train.
Call (561)719-6553


LICENSED
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BEAGLE PUPPY- Female, Ap-
prox. 16 wks old, Vic. SW of
Oak Park. (863)634-2471
RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in
Ft. Drum Area. Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466
REWARD small white dog part
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SALE
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 morel!!!


OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Dec 3rd,
8am-Noon, 275 SW 32nd St.
Mims Veterinary Hospital.
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,YARD SALE FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY 7a.m.- Noon
Tons of stuff!!!!
274 SE 14th Ave: Okeechobee




Employment
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Cooks fully exp'd only
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Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee -
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Work. Call 863-357-6018
:or 772-215-2728
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needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC with.tools, great
pay, Apply at A&B Repair, 712
N. Parrot Ave.




OTR DRIVERS
Team Operation to
California, Home
Weekly. 2 yrs.
verifiable exp.
Benefits after 90 days
& Bonus Incentives.
For into call:
(863)467-6210
between 9am & 5pm
PIPE FITTERS. PIPELAYERS-
& CARPENTERS: rleediae or
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
resume to 561-996-8559.



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

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your used items by
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help) before December 8.
Call Jeri (863)634-6056.


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RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
Must be proficient in
Microsoft word and excel.
Good people skills.
Fax resume to (863)467-3050
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* $25 For Trimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
Call Mauro
(863)532-0090
7 Days A Week.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies'
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
AIR HANDLER, 2 Ton, in good
condition. $150 or best offer.
(863)634-8407
WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10)
S120V & 220V, Some w/heat.
Good condition. $500 for all
will separate. (772)971-9474


FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
boo. 3 tips, $40
(863)69,7-2033


SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
'tion. $150. (863)467-8050


ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
new, never used. $50.
(863)357-0125
WASHER/DRYER- GE Hot-
point, white, heavy duty,
4yo, like new, $200 for both
(863)697-9884.



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 cond. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.


WEDDING DRESS white
w/silver beads Size 14 $250,
bought 7/05 new, slip available
(863)634-6601


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


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



COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Works, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
complete with all cables, etc.
$15 (863)675-5981



ASSORTED FABRICS box
filled with designer fabric
samples $20
(863)675-5981
BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135
QUILT- Pink Ribbon Design
(Breast Cancer Awareness).
Hand made 48"x74", $200.
(239)728-8830
VERTICAL BLINDS 2 sets,
off white, for sliding or dbl
doors $40 (863)763-4098


CHINA CABINET antique,
solid oak w/ burlwood doors,
72"t, 72"w. Beveled glass drs
$400 neg. (863)357-1741
CHINA HUTCH Dark wood,
glass top, 3 drawers. Door on
bottom. $100 (863)398-0117
DESK Large, great for com-
puter. Solid wood. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-1777'
DINETTE- 30"x40" With 6
chairs, Light natural
wood/white legs Exc cond
$125. (863)357-7406
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)801-341,2
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
SLEEPER SOFAS -2 matching,
74" long, extra slip covers, full-
size mattress covrd w/plastic
$200 will sep(863)763-0891
SOFA Like new., Paid $1000
only 'asking $400
(863)634-4139
SOFA & MATCHING LOVE-
SEAT, $80. (863)357-3509
SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom
cushions, wildlife scenery,
cost $1200, asking $425.
(239)340-8503
SOFA, Blue & Tan Stripped. &
GLIDER CHAIR, Blue & White.
Great shape. $125. for both,
will sep. (863)632-9166
SOFA, love seat and chair,
Brown flowers good condi-
tion $150 (863)467-7664
after 5pm
STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634
WICKER FURNITURE SET -
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/ extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805
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)763-2063.


BROWNING CITORI, o/u 12
gauge w/choke tubes, and
aluminum carrying case
$1100(863)467-0746
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
STATIONARY BIKE- Pursuit,
all digital, brand new, $50
(863)634-5914
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.


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


AIR COMPRESSOR, $50.
(863)675-2992
AIR COMPRESSOR- Ingersol
Rand, Commercial, $500
(863)801-1666
GENERATOR, Like new. Only
used a couple times. $700
or best offer. (863)241-1793
GENERATOR- Onan, 5000
watt, 2 cylinder, $500
(863)801-1666


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20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
ing with your child from
birth to age nine.


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
ELEC. LIFT CHAIR Excellent
condition. With cover. $400
(863)634-4139
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, for organ/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 8pm
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751


BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 161bs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779
COMPOUND BOW- New, in
case & accessories. Will
trade for shot gun. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.


Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


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
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


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.


ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
- 7.5 feet, easy to assemble,
short needle, full, real look, ex-
cel cond. $75 (863)763-0691
NOBLE FUR- 7.5 ft, with pine
cones, and all the trimmings,
$50 (863)763-2234.
Agriculture




Christmas Trees 715
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous R 15
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



RIDING MOWER, Craftsman
LT 1000, Standard. Works
great. Well maintained. $800
or best offer. (863)241-1793
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074


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

Rentals



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



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


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10.15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1,'70
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All appi., Washer & Dryer, TV.
$55,000. (863)467-9556
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
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1-800-330-6623


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Beautiful 2br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
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New 4 Bed/21A 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




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w/lake. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
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Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available : iiiin] at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
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RESIDENTIAL LOT: Clean/Dry
125Ft. 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


Mobile Homes



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




LOAD LEVELERS & RECEIVER
Attachment Complete Kit. For
pulling house trailers. Used 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
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$55,000, Adult park 45+,
Call Steve (772)240-2213
New & Used
Manufactured Homes


Asking $750.
(863)634-5936
GO CART FRAME- almost
new, asking $125
(863)983-4473.
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HR 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

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Recreation



Boats 3'05
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$8200 (863)946-3857
BOAT new motor, good
shape w/fishing equipment
$1500 (863)467-9358
Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
$3850. (863)763-6854
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
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 1991, Fully
Loaded w/Trailer. $3500.
(863)634-5936
PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
PONTOON BOAT, 20', 50hp
Evinrude, ready to go fishing,
runs good, $3500.
(863)763-9417
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
(239)634-4040
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', top de-
sign, Good condition. $1200.
Will separate.
(863)357-7406
SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615
STARCRAFT 1995, 20ft Pon-
toon, 40 hp Mercury, fish
ready, no trailer $4500
(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


SEADO'S XP's 1995 & 1996
w/dual trailer. Run excellent.
$5400 for both. Port St. Lucie.
(772)342-0942
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another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad.
in the classified.



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
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



GO CART 2005 w/Roll Bar.
Like brand new! Paid $1200,








12 Okeechobee News, Friday, December 2, 2005


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Thucks4020
Construction
Equipment' '4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 405
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utilit 455
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility TraHers 4005
Vans 4070-



BMW Z3, '99, immaculate
cono., 26k mi., $17,000'
firm. (863)763-0847 -
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013 after
7pm
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs woirk- $1750.
(8635697-3258 or 634 6601
CHEVY CAVALIER- 97. 2002
Erng. Has new parls Runs &
LOOKS good $1500.
1863'1763-5178
CROWN VICTORIA 92 (2) Po.
lice packages, 1 runs 1
does t, clean tiles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
DODGE AVENGER ES '95 -
coupe door. fd. f 18' ( rome
rimt, ,'ufirool0, rd. runs greal
$2500 w/ rnms (863)983-7876
FORD CONTOUR 95- stereo
Syslemr, 5spa, runs good
$115001561)924-9161
FORD CROWN VICTORIA '95,
Really good, reliable Iranspor-
tlaIon $2500 or best otfer.
1863)357-1896
FORD ESCORT- '95 5 spd
11000 1863)357-6775
HONDA ACCORD LX, 90 4
dr auto. burgundy, good
conaiiion. runs good, $1800
(863)634-190q,763-393i
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '96 au-
to, cold air, real clean, runs
good $1800 (772)461-4044
LINCOLN CONT. '91 lightly
pInk, burgundy lealtir interior
:N leeds Iransmission & wind-
shield 1500 1239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR very
,ice.e vey dean Mu seeCe 10
appreciate $4500
1863)634-4076
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, 91,
Carlier, silver, 126K miles,
5un root, well kept. $1950.
(8631467-6060
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr.. Timned,
sound system. P/L. P/W P/S,
P/B $.320018631447-0651
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
other. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '95,
wrhie $2000 or best offer
I863I461-098;7
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
Covers rnew. good pain, lies
fine $8001863)1467-9358


aI PuIco ic


SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821



CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500
(863)763-3551
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 1980,
Lots of extra's! Great restora-
tion project. $2000.
(863)634-6601



CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432



3RD SEAT- for Ford full size
van, $45 (863)357-3751.
CAMPER TOP new condition,
'fits Ranger Flare-ide piu.
$275 (863)467-8186 or
(863)946-1331
ELITE RIMS- (4).4 lugs. 16".
No Ifres $500 or besi Offer
1239)324-2891
MOTOR & TRANS 350 From
Chevy Suburban 1990
Everything runs good. $900
or will sep. (863)801-3233
TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck
lues, 1150 for all. In good
shape (863)697-6033
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, TurOO
350, RebuIll. $350 or best
oDer. 1863)467-8856
UTILITY BODY, For 3/4 or 1/2
Ton Truck, 8 Ft.. No rust.
$800. 18631801-3233



CHEV CREW CAB '91- runs
good. asking $2500
18631261-4999
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, aulo air, $1250.
(863)805-2877
FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
headache bar bumper, tow
bar, $800 or best oiler
(863)697-9704
Ford F1074, '74. e. cab, snort
bed. $11000 or best otfer
1230)494-2647
FORD F150 '95- 4%4 good
condition, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer $5800
neg (8631675-8999.
GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
Diesel. $3500.
866-294-4011



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



CHEVY 1 Ton Van 1996, Runs
good New tires. $900.
1863)610-1716


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

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Public Notices




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.2005-CP-275
IN RE: ESTATE OF '
MARY JULIA FEWELL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
( Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES- :
TATE:
'u". r jr r, eiry cf(oilned L ri ,i Ore' ODe
iarT"ing Hromesiae.iAd taltus ol Raal
Proipily and Orer ol SumrToary Ad-
mnih,Lell'on rid', us n ap rled nl ir, e
Epila ol MARl JULIA FEW:LL Do-
cia';fd Cie Numoer 2005i.CP ,275, by
fre Circull CourI lor Ot6onnaobap
County. Flcoidj PruDal| DlElinia ohi
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ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT
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TIME PROviDED BYLAW
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD. ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO 121 YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-276
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE W. DeSALVO,
a/Wa MARIE DeSALVO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARIE
DeSALVO, a/k/a MARIE DeOSALVO,
deceased, whose date of death was
September 27, 2005, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 057-03-6518,
Is pending In the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is 312
N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
. All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS.NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. ,
ALL.CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE,'ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
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11077"1 ONI 1.,2 ",1.5

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE No 205 ,CA 0317
WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASO0-
CiATiON. AS ITRUSTEE FOR SABR
20o4-OP1 MORTGAGE PASS.
tHROuGH CEhFIifCAiES SERIES
2004.0PI
PladiTat
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PAUL ALAll1 HILL
A,'sA PAUL ALLENI HILL ii 1
Dalnida.ril
NOTICE OF ACTION
O10 PAUL ALAN HILL A/K/A PAUL AL-
LEN HILL and UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF PAUL ALAN HILL A/K/A PAUL AL-
LEN HILL
ui'r'll 1 R iIarl I Ulw'i TWn i
-YOU ARE NOTIFIED in1 j'i jCtli'i .,)r
,rig dc.r na, prJnsoaorTv ol
THE EAST i/2 O f ItHE A EA T i2 OF rHE
SOUTH 12 rOF TRACT 2' SECilN
10 ioWNFHIP 34. SOUri RACE 34
EAST OKEECHOBEE COuNai FLORI-.
OA ACCORDING 10 THE P'LAi
THEREOF RECORDED IEI PLAT 8001'
4 PACES 34A-D INCLUSIVE OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS Of Ci`EECHOBEE
COUNTY\ LORIDA ;U lii 10 ALL
EASEMEN1TS OFRECORD0
iOGtThtiER WirH A 2000 Sf,'LNUE DOu-
BLE-WIE MOBILEHOME Vill
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roa beon Malie againil yOu and you a3s
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ian alteanse. I any, To a on.1 Marsn1i
E Watnin. PA Anoimay fGr PI3inret
wnoie .,dio5 is 1800 NW 491h
STREET. SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE. FL 33309 or, a. oniore
12/30'2005. s l wrmsnicn i' Clrin
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aoce ao l hi NoticeC i i t. 0ey.etnoie
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Cle a1t Ir Courts eIn Ir 01 e air.ervio
uf Plilntirls aorney or inmeailraly
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DOabii.llti Aci 01 19990 (ADAJ nalsbded
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ihoulC cornaci me Clen. O. e nul rla-
er thi seiun 171,1 ni enr lu theopro-
ceadirg al i304 lW 2ND STREET
ROOM 101. OaeenncDe FL 34972 or
Teloahone l941l 763 3131 or
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Court minaildavoyo J eNov iuu
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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2005-CC-235
JUDGE: SHIRLEY M. BRENNAN
GENARD ESPINOZA,
Plaintiff
VS.
VIRGINIA ENDICOTT, if living, the Estate
of Virginia Endicott and the heirs of
Virginila Endicott, if deceased; ROBERT
ENDICOTT and AMERICAN GENERAL
FINANCE, ,
Defendants.
NOTICEOF ACTION
TO: VIRGINIA ENDICOTT whose last
known address was 900 Northeast
64th Avenue, 'Okeechobee, Florida
34973 and all parties claiming Interest
by, through, under or against VIRGINIA
ENDICOTT and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-.
terest In the property herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint to quiet title on the following de-
scribed real property, to-wit:
COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN
THENCE'SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24'08"
EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE
FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREE
04'22" EAST PARALLEL WITH THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR
A DISTANCE OF 282.00 FEET, FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 0 DEGREE 04'22"
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 24'08" EAST PARALLEL WITH
THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREE 04'22" WEST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
24'08" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF
100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING
A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 SECTION
17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA AND ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS
LOT 131D, OF.AN UNRECORDED
PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS'ESTATES.
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LAWN MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
KINGS BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOC
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CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Land Planning Agency for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tues-
day, December 20, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers,
Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Items to be considered at this public meeting
are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-013-SSA submitted by Rick J.
Surface. The application is to change the Future Lane Use designation from Single
Family (SFto Multi Family (MF) for property located at 305 to 307 Northeast 1 fth
Street. Legal description being: Lots 1 to 4 of Block 31, Okeechobee, Plat Book 1,
Page 10, Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.34
acress. Theproposed use of the property isfor a duplex dwelling.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-014-SSA submitted by Stepping
Stones Academy I, Inc., owners Wayne and Linda Evans. The application is to
change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Mult Family
(MF) for property located at 400 to 412 Southwest 4th Street. Legal description
being: Lots 7 to 10 of Block 181, Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public
Records, Okeechobee County, Florida and Is approximately 0.75 acress. The pro-
posed use of the property Is for a pre-school/daycare.
The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or
citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regu-
lations LDR'sa) and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration
and fin adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Room 101 at City Hal or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372, ex-
tension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation
board. All items considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City
Council torfinal PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, January 3,2006.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Land
Planning Agency with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record In-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General
Services Department tapes are for the sole papose of backup for official records
of the department In accordance with the mericans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participatein this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for assistance;
if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
101231 ON 12/2,14/05
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CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Planning Board for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tuesday, De-
cember 20, 2005 at 6:45 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will
be held at City'Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeechobee, orida. Items to be considered at this public meeting are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 05-015-R sub-
mItred by Leland Dyals, Admlniatrator of Mary Dyals (Estate. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Residetial Mutiple Family (RMF) to Heavy
Commercial (CHV) for property located at 304 Southwest 3rd Aenue. Legal de-
scriptlon being: Lots 1 and 2 of Block 182, Okeechobee, Plat ,Book 5, Page 5,
Pubtil Records, Okeechobee County, Florida and Is approximately 0.325 acress.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider a Rezoning Application No. 05-016-R sub-
mited by property owner Daniel B. Creech. The application is to change zoning
de lgnallon fo n. IIduFtrial (IN01 to R nr idpntia Sinagl Fam ily.O nn (Ra F.lt fnr
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives Notice of its Intent to issue a sol-
id waste construction permit, DEP File No. 0247963-001-SC to Mr. David
McConnell, Area Vice President of Waste Management, Inc. of Florida. dba Okee-
chobee Landfill, Inc. Okeechobee Landfill, Inc. will be constructing a double lined
double composite landfill known as the Clay Farms Landfill located at 10800 N.E.
128th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The Department's file on this matter is available fro public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holi-
days, at the Southeast District Office located at 400 North Congress Avenue,
West Palm Beach, Florida.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the above proposed agency
action may petition for an administrative determination (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120,57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Departments Office of
General Counsel, Majority Stoneman Douglas Building, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Peittions filed by
any persons other than those entitled to written notice under section 120.60(3) of
the Florida Statutes must be filed within 14 days of publication of this notice or re-
ceipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. The petitioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to the applicant at the address Indicated above at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determina-
tion (hearing) under sections 120569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or to in-
tervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent
intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discre-
tion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule
28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based
, must containthe following information.
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner, the applicant's
name and address, the Department File Number and'the county in which the pro-
ject is proposed.
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
ment's action or proposed action.
(c) A statement of how each petitioners substantial interests are affected by the De-
partmnents action or proposed action.
(d) A statement of all material facts disputed by petitioner or a statement that there
are no disputed facts.
(f) A statement of which rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the Departments action or proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the
petitioner Wants the Department to take with respect to the Departments action or
proposed action.
A petton that does not dispute the material facts on which thoe apartment's action
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101397 ON 1.2/2/05


CITY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Board of Adjustment of the Oity of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Cham-
bers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting
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Community Events


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 I and 6 p.m. on stations WWFR
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. Benita Whalen, RE., director of the South Flori-
da Water Management District's office in Okeechobee, and Dr. Paul
Gray, coordinator for the Okeechobee program Audubon of Florida.
The topic will be Lake Okeechobee and estuary recovery. For informa-
tion, contact Ms. Whalen at (863) 462-5260, or Dr. Gray at (863) 655-
1831.

My Aunt's House plans fundraiser
My Aunt's House, Inc. "The Closet", a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit is holding
a Texas Hold'ern Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3. We are looking for
players and sponsors to participate. All proceeds will benefit disadvan-
taged children in Okeechobee. Top players will receive great prizes and
everyone will have a chance to win gifts donated b'y 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 Satur-
day, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. All proceeds from the sale will be
used to rebuild church structures that were damaged by hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne. Ample parking is available in the back of the
church.

Tree of Remembrance Service planned
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second
St., will host an open house and Tree of Remembrance Service on Sat-
urday, Dec. 3, in their chapel. The open house will be from 6 until 7
p.m., with the Tree of Remembrance Service to follow at 7 p.m. Com-
plimentary angel ornaments will be placed on the tree in memory of a
loved one. Call (863) 763-2111 to RSVP by Nov. 30. There will be
refreshments and an evening of uplifting holiday music and candle-
light remembrance.

OCC ride aids Big Lake Missions
To help Big Lake Missions Outreach in their 11th annual Christmas
drive for the underprivileged children arid families in Okeechobee
County, Okeechobee Christian Cycles is having a 120-mile motorcycle
ride around Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 3. Riders are asked to meet at
the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., at 7 a.m. The ride will
begin at 7:30 a.m. For information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863)
610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251 or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257.


VFW Post hosting arts and crafts bazaar
VF\V Post # 10539,3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host an arts and crafts bazaar
on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Breakfast will be served until
10 a.m. and will consist of sausage gravy and biscuits. Tables are available
for $10 each. For information, call ShirleyJarrell at (863) 467-9450.

Eastern Star plans fashion show
The Okeechobee Order of the Eastern Star #128 will hold their ninth
annual Holiday Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 11:45
a m. The show will be held in the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. There will be a tea cup auction, door prizes and food for a sug-
gested donation of $8 per person. Seating is limited. For tickets contact
Mary Ann Holt (863) 763-5210, Patsy Black (863) 467-7068 or Margaret
Smith (863) 467-8020.

BHR church holding early services
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will begin early Sunday morning
service starting on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school will begin at
9:45 a.m., with the regular worship service starting at 11 a.m.

BHR church choir plans presentations
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church choir will present "The Hanging
of the Greens" on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. That presentation will be fol
lowed by a Happy Birthday Jesus party in the fellowship hall. The event is
open to the public.

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

VFW #9528 plans ham dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold their
annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. A donation of $7 is
suggested for dinners that will include ham and canned yams, green
beans, cole slaw and rolls.

Redneck Yacht Club to meet
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club will meet Monday, Dec. 5,.at 7 p.m. at
Butch's Fish Camp, 4870 U.S. 441 S.E. For information, call Butch's Fish
Camp at (863) 763-8262.


Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group \\ill meet Thursday, Dec.
8, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria. The diabetes support group is free
to the community. For information, call \\,Wanda Haas, RN, BA, CDE, CPT
at (863)763-5093.

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

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

BHR homeowners association to meet
The November and December meeting of the Buckhead Ridge
Homeowners Association will be held Thursday, Dec 8. A pot-luck din-
ner will be held at 6:30 p m, and the meeting will begin al 7-30 p.m.

Airboat club plans Christmas Party
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) Christmas Party
will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOEl, 9985 U.S 4,-1 N., Fri-
day, Dec 9, at 7 p.m. A table has been reserved and you need not be a
member of FOE to attend. A 16-ounce steak dinner will be available for a
$10 donation. Entertainment will be provided by Jimmy Harper. For infor-
mation, contact Dennis Anderson at 18631 763.6069

Church hosting gospel concert
The public is invited to a gospel music concert to be held Saturday,
Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Parrott Avenue Christian Church on S.R 70 West.

Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 ,:n Dec. 10 following the Lighted
Christmas Parade. He will also be there on Dec. 16, 17, 19,20,21, 22,23
and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by.Jhe Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee.

Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee Count,
Chamber of Commerce w"ll be held Dec. 10 trom 9a.m. until 7:30 p.m. in
Flagler Park. Vendor applications are available at the Chamber office, 55
S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.