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Vol. 96 No. 339 Monday, December 5,2005 504 Plus tax


Briefs
Holiday
decorations
If your home is decorated
for the holiday season why not
let everyone in the community
enjoy it?
Simply call us at (863) 763-
3134 and ask for Dee or Eric,
then give us your address and
we'll publish it so that every-
one can drive by and see your
display.
Debris collection
deadline is today
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 hurricane-
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.
Therewill 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 hurricane
debris contractor or Okee-
chobee County. Property own-
ers must contact Waste Man-
agement, Inc. at (863) 357-0111
to arrange for collection and
pay any disposal cost associat-
ed 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 -ih counIJn
If anyone has any questions
about the collection of hurri-
cane debris, they should call the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) at (863) 462-
5250; or, the Okeechobee
County Solid Waste Depart-
ment at (863) 763-1811.

Inside
Spread holiday
cheer with ivy
Beyond colorful Poinsettias
and aromatic Christmas trees,
many other seasonal plants
are now available to brighten
our homes.
Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 150
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.60 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
16.08 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 .............6
TV ................11
Weather .......... .2
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Dressed in red
Santa Claus met someone with the same fashion taste at
the City of Okeechobee Christmas tree lighting ceremo-
ny on Nov. 30. Little Karen Deboss was among the chil-
dren who lined up for photos with Santa.


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Old holiday
photos sought
The Okeechobee News is
seeking photos of local Christmas
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 pho-
tos to the Okeechobee News
office, 107 S.W. 17th Street, Okee-
chobee, during regular office
hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. and we will copy the photos
while you wait. Or email photos
as jpg attachments to okee-
news@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 Okeechobee area.

Property taxes
being collected
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and coun-
ty can pay their property taxes at
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector's Office in the Alderman
Building, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite
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 pay-
ments 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 apprentices to
paint Okeechobee Main Street's
first mural project.
This competition is dedicated
to promote the involvement of
young Okeechobee artists in visu-
al arts, as well as learning and par-
ticipating in the process of paint-
ing 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 Okeechobee Main
Street's office at 111 N.E. Second
St. for an entry form, consent
form, rules and art submission
format.

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


office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.

Campaign meeting
We need you!
The 'Jim Davis (D) for Gover-
nor campaign will be holding an
organizational meeting for volun-
teers on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006
from 7 until 9 p.m. in the meeting
room of Beef O'Brady's. All inter-
ested volunteers are asked to call
Stephanie Pierce at (863) 697-
0118, to RSVP.


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Okeechobee County

Roadwatch


Countywide: Construction
project -- Crews will be per-
forming shoulder repair work at
various locations throughout the
county. Motorists should watch
for lane closures as necessary to
move equipment in and out of the
work zones. The contractor is
Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc.
SR 70: From W. of US 98 to W.
of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles): Con-
struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes


storm pipe installation and road-
way construction at various loca-
tions throughout the project. The
contractor is Russell Engineering.

U.S. 441: From North of Ceme-
tery Road to NE 131st St in Okee-
chobee County: Construction
project Work to begin milling
and repaving. ARMI layer starting
north end of the project moving
south. This project includes
widening shoulders, ARMI layer,
milling, resurfacing, guardrail and
minor drainage improvements.
The contractor is Elmo Greer and
Sons, LLC. The estimated comple-
tion date is winter 2005.


School board to sent member's pay


There are only four items for
action on the agenda for the Dec.
6 meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board.
For a change, the board will
consider only one request for
expulsion a 10th grader at
Okeechobee High School for


fighting.
The board is also slated to con-
sider revising the K-12 develop-
ment guidance and counseling
plan to reflect updated district
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phone system at Yearling Middle
School and set board members'
salaries as they are required by
law to do yearly.


procedures and curricula. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the
The board will consider a pro- school administration building,
posal for installation of a tele- 700 S.W Second Ave.


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Enroll in golf course operations


Calendar Angels
The 'Calendar Angels' posed for a photo with Santa during the tree lighting ceremony in
Flagler Park on Wednesday evening. These children have been chosen for the 2006
Angel Calendar which is now in its sixth year. All proceeds from the calendar will bene-
fit Hospice of Okeechobee.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/South Elementary School

Terrific Kids!
South Elementary School and the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club is pleased to announce this
week's 'Terrific Kids' awards for the week of Nov. 28. The students receiving the awards
include: Michelle LaRowe, Kyle Harvey, Blake Delaney, Brianna Roundtree, Rebecca
McNitt, Kaitlyn Land, Noah Torres, Aleaha Buenaventura, Destiny Pryor, Krista Brown, Mar-
lina Godinez, Brandon Wolf, Regine Hernandez, Colton Blackwell, Dalton Pickering, Kyle
Clay, Joshua Hernandez, Andrew Wedge, Jorge Garcia, Brandon Baker, Star Gram, Rachel
Hall, Billie Sue Levitt, Zachery Cordes, Kyle Sarros, Tyler Milrot, Danielle Crane, Christiana
Ortiz, Katelynn Schaeffer, Cody Mullin and Sedrick Henderson. Congratulations to all of
South Elementary's Terrific Kids!


Glades County Round-Up


Find out more at
IRCC Open House,
Dec. 7
Find out how you can advance
in a rewarding golf course opera-
tions career with expertise in golf
course design and maintenance,
irrigation, and turf grass, backed
up by strong leadership and man-
agement skills. Information will
be provided at a convenient Open
House on Wednesday, Dec. 7
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at Indian
River Community College's St.
Lucie West Campus near
Mets/Tradition field in Port St.
Lucie.
Two scholarships for IRCC golf
course operations courses will be
awarded at the Open House,
which will feature guest speaker
Jan Beljan, ASGCA, of Fazio Golf


Course Designers at 5:30 p.m.
"In recognition of the knowl-
edge and skill they are developing,
students in the IRCC golf course
operations program are often pro-
moted by their golf course
employers, and many of our grad-
uates have gone on to high-paying
jobs as golf course superintend-
ents," said Michael Platt, Assistant
Professor for IRCC's Golf Course
Operations program.
Providing information about
career opportunities at the Open
House will be IRCC graduates Car-
los.. Arraya, superintendent at
Hawk's Nest; Mike Kendrick,
superintendent at Vista Meadows;
and Curtis Wichern, superintend-
ent at Saints Golf Club. Other pre-
senters include Jim Alsip, head
irrigation/landscape designer for
Divosta Builders; Kim Amos, Pip-
pin Tractor; and, Duane Cyr and
Mike McDaniel of Hector Turf will


conduct equipment and irrigation
demonstrations.
Open House attendees will visit
the College's six-hole golf course
laboratory, providing a real-world,
hands-on environment for learn-
ing all phases of golf course main-
tenance. A putting contest will be
held from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m.
Winners will be awarded golf
related prizes.
IRCC faculty members will pro-
vide information on the College's
Computer Aided Drafting pro-
gram (CAD), with emphasis on
landscaping applications, and
hands-on activities will.highlight
IRCC's nursery and horticulture
education programs.
Registration for Spring Semes-
ter classes beginning Jan. 5 may
be completed at the Open House.
For more information, contact the
IRCC Information Call Center at 1-
866-866-4722 (IRCC).


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Christmas on the
Caloosahatchee set
The 5th. annual Christmnas on
the Caloosahatchee will be Thurs-
day, Dec. 8, from 5 until 8 p.m.
sponsored by Moore Haven Ele,
mentary School and city of Moore
Haven. To sign up for a booth or
for questions call Susan Prowant
or Leslie Pryor at (863) 946-0737.

School advisory
council to meet
The School Advisory Council of
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School will hold its regular month-
ly meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 at
7 p.m. in.the media center. The
agenda will include voting on
FCAT rewards and on new mem-
bers.

Santa Claus is
coming to Lakeport
Santa will make an appearance
at the Lakeport Community Cen-


ter for the annual Christmas
potluck dinner and party on Dec.
13. All children are invited to come
and see Santa, have your picture
taken "with him and receive a
small gift. Dinner will begin at 6
p.m. and everyone is to bring a
dish of food. Table service and
drinks will be furnished. All Lake-
port residents are encouraged to
attend. Adults, if you want to deco-
rate for the party come at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 12.

Festival plans
activity day
The Big "0" Birding Festival
Committee is planning something
new this year, a "Kids are for the
Birds" activity day in Tom Perry
Memorial Park in Moore Haven.
Build birdhouses, learn about
Florida's 15 species of bats, what
flowers you should plant to attract
native birds and butterflies, and
more. Volunteers are needed to
supervise ,activities and vendors
are welcome. For more informa-
tion call (863) 946-0300 or e-mail


Obituary


Joseph "Joe" Earl Locke Sr., age
60, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee.
He was born Sept. 12,1945 in Chip-
ley.
Mr. Locke
came to Okee-
chobee in 1984
from West Palm
Beach. He was
a veteran of the
U.S. Navy. He
wasthe owner.
of the Rod Shop
of Okeechobee -
and- his hobbies Joe
included restor- Locke
ing classic cars
and driving his hot rods.
He was preceded in death by:
his father, E.D. Locke; his daughter,
Kimberly Locke; his son, Joseph
Earl Locke Jr.; and, his sister,
Catherine (Dick) Birdsall.


- Mr. Locke is survived by: his
beloved wife of 25 years, Stephanie
Locke; his mother, Sallie Mae
Whiteaker of Bushnell; two daugh-
ters, Lisa (Ruben) Guia of Andalu-
sia, Ala.: and Christina Locke of
Gainesville; a sister, Frances (Ralph
Paulk) Jameson of Bushnell; a
'brother, Jack Locke of West Palm
Beach; and five grandchildren. He
is also survived by numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Sunday,
Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on
Monday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at-Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home. Pastor
Mike Ratliff of Okeechobee Christ-
ian Church will officiate.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care ofBass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.


twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.

:Volunteers are
needed for festival
Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-
Hendry County Big "0" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday through
Sunday, Jan. 27-29, at the Doyle
Conner Building in Moore Haven.
Volunteers are needed to install
signage, help set up tables, man
registration booths and serve as
ambassadors for gloriously natu-
ral Glades County and America's
Sweetest Town. For more infor-
mation call (863) 946-0300 or e-
mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.

Scholarships
are available
The JJ Wiggins Memorial Trust
renewal scholarships for Spring
2006 are now available. They may
be picked up at JJ Wiggins Youth
Center or in the Moore Haven
Jr./Sr. High School guidance
office. Deadline for renewal is
Dec. 29. Call 946-3400 for details.


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Letter to the Editor

Job well done on South Parrott Avenue has done
to clean up his place of business.
Everyone craves to be appreci- On behalf of others who have
ated. Nothing hurts any more notice lootery ave
than to do something great and aned, it looks very attractive
and we appreciate a job well
Recently, I took time to notice done.
what a great job the gentleman
who owns the used part business Jim Day



Community Events

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

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry work-
ing in partnership with the community and local families in .
need, is looking for volunteers to help complete construction
on their first house. Construction experience is appreciated but
not required. Work days are Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8
a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to work on the fol-
lowing committees: public relations, fundraising, legal advice,
family support and volunteer coordination. An experienced
bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now.accept donations to the Ameri-
can Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be
accepted at any Regions bank. Locally, Regions.Bank is located -
at 305 E. N. Park St. Checks must be written to the American
Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the cus-
tomer will be given a Red Cross receipt.

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

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution to sponsor, their annual American Essay
Contest. The contest is open to public, private and parochial
schools and those who are home'schooled and will start on the
first day of school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1.
This year's subject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin
Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the
300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa
Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon:.
Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certifi-
cates and Excellence in'History Medals will be presented to the
contestants. The winner from each school will receive a mone-
tary award. For information, call (863) 763-2492.





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Looking back ...
This photo of George K. Small, Elizabeth Small, Kathryn Small, Elizabeth Wheeler Small (Mrs. John K.), and John Wheel-
er Small aboard the launch "Lida" was taken in 1913. The photo was taken along the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee.


Upcoming Events

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., at 8 p.m.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 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 from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W.Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors Are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
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 exten-
sive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-
2614 for information. 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 informa-
tion, 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
information, 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 mem-
ber 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, contact 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, schizophre-
nia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call
(863) 467-1026. .
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave.; from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For
information, call (863) 763-5385.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at 6
p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.




Community Events

Elks willliost Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it
annual Law and Order Awards Night on Dec. 17. Social hour will
start at 6 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50
per person and are available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the Okeechobee City Police Department
and the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Department. For infor-
mation, 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 pag-
eant, live animals, booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be
there. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Santa to tour city

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


Community Events

Airboat club plans Christmas party
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) Christmas
party will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), 9985 U.S.
441 N., Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. A table has been reserved and you
need not be a member of FOE to attend. A 16-ounce steak dinner
will be available for a $10 donation. Entertainment will be provided
by Jimmy Harper. For information, contact Dennis Anderson at
(863) 763-6069.

Church hosting gospel concert
The public is invited to a gospel music concert to be held Satur-
day, 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 on Dec. 10 following the
Lighted Christmas Parade. He will also be there on Dec. 16, 17, 19,
20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by
the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.

Christmas festival is planned
The annual Christmas festival sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce will be held Dec. 10 from 9 a.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
Chamberat (863) 763-6464.

Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Light-
ed Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on
Dec. 10, beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Cham-
ber 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 out-
door procession 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 fol-
lowing the Sunday night performance for a donation of $6. For
information, call the church at (863) 763-4127.

Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
designed clinical nutrition class in his office at 916 W.N. 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
The Guardian ad Litem Program is collecting new unwrapped
gifts for children ages birth through 18. The local drop-off box is
located in the new Okeechobee Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third St.
Boxes will be picked up Dec. 15. For information, call (772) 785-
5804.

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 stu-
dents 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 "Won-
drous 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.

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.


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, December 5, 2005 BUSINESS


Massage therapist joins clinic


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News.
She spoke quietly, carefully,
with a newly acquired, somewhat
halting English language. Irina
Timko is one of the newest mem-
bers of the massage therapy com-
munity in Okeechobee, and she is
happy with the successful life she is
carving out here.
She rents space at Douglas Chi-
ropractic Clinic, 916 W.N. Park St.,
which consists of a small outer
office and a massage therapy
room.
Her rates are $50 for an hour
massage; $30 for a half hour. Her
hours are Monday through Satur-
day, and some late evenings until 7
p.m. She mostly performs Swedish
massage and said she can perform
deeper massage work if that is
what the client requires. She
trained in Port St. Lucie at the Alpha
Institute for Massage Therapy of
the Treasure Coast, a six-month
program. She graduated in July
2004. She became board certified
and received the required business
licensing that allowed her to set up
shop in August of this year. Mrs.
Timko is a member of a national
trade organization for massage
therapists and plans to attend vari-
ous training throughout her career
to keep abreast of the changes in
the field and acquire new skills.
"I had a very hard time going


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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Russian born Irina Timko,
board certified massage ther-
apist, provides soothing
massage therapy in a treat-
ment room at Douglas Chiro-
practic Clinic, 916 W. N. Park
St. She set up shop in August
and says her client numbers
are steadily growing.
through the school," she said,
referring to the time the studies
took, lining up a babysitter for her
4-year-old daughter, and the long
drive. She said it was especially
hard when she knew there was a
test the next day. Also, she had to
learn the English language as well
as some Latin and Greek with
some medical terminology.


Mrs. Timko was born in Russia
31 years ago Azerbaijan, to be
exact. She met her husband Kevin
about four years ago via a chat
room on the Internet. With a fiance
visa in hand, she moved here in
September 2001, the week after
the tragic events of Sept. 11 at the
World Trade Center. Now, the cou-
ple is living in Okeechobee and
raising three children from each of
their previous marriages, the
youngest of whom is six years old.
After having been in this coun-
try a short time, Mrs. Timko said
she wanted to do,something with
her life, but did not know what.
She had gone to Dr. Douglas for
chiropractic treatments, and he
suggested she look into the field of
massage therapy. She earned her
degree, and, as luck would have it,
office space opened up at the clinic
where she set up her independent
massage therapy services.
She performs massage therapy
in a cozy, dimly lit room with soft
music playing. She said the lotion
she uses is unscented, hypoaller-
genic, and creates warmth to help
relax tight muscles. According to
Mrs. Timko, massage therapy
helps relieve headaches, back-
aches, and some clients have told
her they sleep better after having
had a massage.
"I like what I do. I did not know I
would like it so much," she said.


Dr. Edward Douglas said Mrs.
Timko is doing a great job and
adds to the number of massage
therapists at the clinic. His daugh-
ter has been doing massage thera-
py there for many years.
"I encouraged her [Mrs. Timko]
toward massage therapy," Dr. Dou-
glas said.
He said another chiropractor
had worked at the clinic part-time
and became busier with his other
practice, and he left.
"The office space was available,
and my daughter was getting very
busy. We needed another massage
therapist to meet the demand," he
said.
Mrs. Timko said everything in
her home country is good, but her
mother, father and sister still live in
Azerbaijan. She will probably go
back for a visit next year. ,
She said she moved to America
to be with her husband.
"It is all about him," she said.
The Republic of Azerbaijan
gained its independence from the
Soviet Union in August 1991,
according to "The World Fact-
book" at www.cia.gov. The popu-
lation is close to 8 million people,
estimated in July 2005, and the
country size is said to be a little
smaller than Maine. It is located in
Southwestern Asia, bordering the
Caspian Sea, between Iran and
Russia, with a small European por-
tion north of the Caucasus range.


Homemaker's Idea

Co. changes its name


To better represent its
enhanced line of unique products
and the entrepreneurial spirit of
its representatives, The Home-
Maker's Idea Company has
changed its name to Signature
HomeStyles.
"Our products embrace
today's ultra-busy lifestyles, espe-
cially for women who want a styl-
ish, well-organized home every
day. Some of the newest prod-
ucts, including 'The Wall Wizard'
system, are designed with that
mission in mind," said Founder
and President Madolyn Johnson
of the newly-renamed Signature
HomeStyles.
With headquarters in Glen-
dale Heights, Ill., Signature
HomeStyles is nearing its Thirty-
Fifth anniversary with exclusive
lines of stylish decorating and
organizing essentials offered
through professional home
demonstrations by representa-
tives throughout the United States
and Canada.
Johnson founded the compa-
ny, originally known as Wicker


World Enterprises in 1971 with
$1,500 of her own money and a
vision to offer women the oppor-
tunity to build fulfilling careers
while maintaining personal and-
family priorities.
Almost 35 years later, more
than 6,000 company-trained and
supported representatives from
all walks of life have built full-time
careers or earn extra income
through their Signature Home-
Styles businesses, all without hav-
ing to sacrifice their personal free-
dom.
The company also raises
funds for 'Homes for Our Troops,'
a charity that builds and remodels
handicap accessible homes for
severely wounded veterans.
Local representatives of the
family oriented company include:
Becky Barnhart of Okeechobee.
Ms Barnhart can be reached at
(863)824-0133 or bbarn-
hart61@adelphia.net or Carla
Mattson of Okeechobee. Ms.
Mattson can be reached at (863)
634-6023.


Childcare center receives donation


As part of their commitment to
community vitality, Waste Manage-
ment is assisting A Child's World
Childcare and Preschool in their
process of purchasing a new play-
ground for their facility. Waste Man-
agement donated $500 toward this
purchase. Some of the existing
equipment will be replaced; the
remaining equipment will be
upgraded. A Child's World contin-
ues to conduct internal fundraisers
to help with this improvement. The
new playground equipment for
both the preschool and the child-
care center is expected to be
installed by Christmas. Malissa Mor-
gan, director for the facility, said,
"The children are very excited
about the new playground. They
know it is coming. It's their Christ-
mas present." Currently 145 chil-
dren ages six months to twelve
years are enrolled in the facility.
Waste Management proudly sup-
ports the Okeechobee community
through donations, sponsorship
and volunteering.


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763-5515
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Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount


GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount


FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
/467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor


PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free

TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares

WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

Tri-County Water Treatment
& Well Service
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Treatment Package


6 SPORTS


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, December 5, 2005


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$11,000.00
$25,000.00
$30,000.00
$20,000.00
$20,000.00
$55,000.00
$0.00
$17,000.00
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$25,000.00
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$1,800.00
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$0.00
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$28,500.00
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$147,000.00
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$25,000.00
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$25,000.00
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$35,000.00
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$79,900.00
$45,000.00
$185,000.00
$0.00
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$115,000.00
$0.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
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$2,300.00
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$2,488,200.00
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$180,000.00


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$27,500.00
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$60,000.00
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6/28/83
10/1/03
2/3/04
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7/18/05
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6/1/83
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Sale2 Price
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$2,500.00
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$6,500.00
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Name
DYER LINDA G TRUSTEE
TSATURYAN RIMA
CARVER CECIL R JR
ANGST WAYNE C & WHELIHAN DAVID
GILL VERE S &ALENE M
SCOTT JAMES G & MARY E
WARMOUTH WILBUR R & JANE
RENO KYLE S & SARAH D
KESSLER MARC A & STACI
CABRERA CARLOS
CARRIER WALTER & ODUM WANA JEA
PENNY LANE LLC
LAKIN HOPE
DAVENPORT WALTON E & DONNA E
LVJ LLC
STARK GAIL E
PEREZ MICHAEL JAY
BAUM FREDERICK & MARY H
REAL ESTATE TRUST LLC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
MOONEY JACKIE, ETAL.
BAUGH ALLAN & CYNTHIAA, ETAL.
SLUTSKY SUSAN E
LEWIS LYDIA
SELDINE WILLIAM & BLANCHE
SHADOW MOUNTAIN INVESTMENTS IN
MOONEY JACKIE, ETAL.
GARCIA-RUIZ JUAN, ETAL.
XUI BI CORP
BANYAN LAND TITLE CORP
PIERRE DELORES F
C H L HOLDINGS INC
STEWART LINDA D
RENNIE WILLIAM & RENNIE DIANNE
HARTZOG JOHN D & FRANCES I
MEDRANO DAVID & MEDRANO RAUL
SAINVIL MIREILLE
DURHAM LEIBURN & EDITH
FEWELL JACOB C
FEWELL JACOB C
MCDONALD ROY
SIMEUS ALEXANDER C
CLAIR DANIEL L & PHYLLIS A TRU
RAMIREZ GUSTAVO & YVONNE
TIMIYAH ENTERPRISE INC
TAYLOR CHUCK, ETAL.
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE COR
REED FRANK & STEFFANELLI CATHE
C H L HOLDINGS INC
THE HELMUTSAUS GROUP LLC
MARONE STEPHEN V & VALERIE J
RAMSUCHIT DAIWANTEE
C H L HOLDINGS INC
GARCIA JUAN C & NUBIA
CARROLL KIMBERLY HUGHES
DECARLO FRANK & RENO SARA.
HUGHES SARAH JOYCE & HUGHES KA
OVERTON KAREN J TRUSTEE
B S R LAND COMPANY
DUCREAY MAGDALENE J
DUCREAY MAGDALENE J
MAGLUTA MARIA
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
PAN JAMES WEIJIAN & WU XUERONG
WEISSENBERGER TIMOTHY
POTTS DALLAS, ETAL.
RAMSUCHIT RUKMIN
ADKINS GARY W & SHIRLEY L
MORANTE MANUEL
LEFEBVRE GERALD A & BERGER PHI
LEFEBVRE GERALD A & BERGER PHI
SUPRIUS JUSLAINE
JONES CHARLES & ALLGOOD LEILA
SONRISE DEVELOPERS INC
STUDLEY DOROTHY & C H L HOLDING
REINHARD ROCHELLE
HARRISON HORTENZE H
BENT LINCOLN E & JULLET E
BRILES JAKE
HELMUTSAUS GROUP LLC
LANGIS JOSEPH R & SUSAN L
MEAD MICHELLE MARGUERITE
GAUGER RAYMOND H & SALLY A CO-
PIERRE FERDINAND & DOROTTE D
CORONA MARIANO
CORONA MARIANO
PARKER RANDALL J & KRISTIN E
TIDWELL LOWELL D & GERALDINE A
LISEE CHRISTINE
LAINE JACQUES LOUIS & EVELYNE
PRESCOTT BEATRICE, ETAL.
FALBY BERNICE
FALBY BERNICE
LAOS ISABEL
JANGBAHADOOR ADAISH
PRESCOTT BEATRICE, ETAL.
DE LA ROSA JOSE E & CERDAANGE
COULE BASIL J & TERRI
CAPOBIANCO PHILIP H
WOLFF BROTHERS DAIRY INC
CONTRERAS EDWARD JR
RUCERETO DOMINICK & FALEYANTO
FIELDS JACK
PENNY LANE LLC


BATES GARY L
JIMENEZ DIEGO & ANDREA
DEMARCO PETER &
RICKETTS ENID V
COTO MARTA V & RAUL A
FALBY BERNICE
FALBY BERNICE
DAVIS CAROL J
FARNHAM TERRY L
LES INVESTISSEMENTS TANGUAY IN
FARRELL RICKEY L TRUSTEE
NARCOSSE ANEL


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NE 30TH AVE



HWY 78 W


NW 276TH
SW 85TH
SE 96TH
SE 23RD
SE 18TH
SE 125TH
HWY 441 S
SE 33RD
SE 5TH
SE 14TH
NW 18TH
NW 37TH
NW 33RD



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NW 274TH
NW 280TH
SE 126TH
NW 266TH
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SW 44TH
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NW 28TH
SE 65TH

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NW 292ND
NW 292ND
NW 110TH

NW 274TH
NW 274TH
SE 18TH
NW 264TH
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NW 284TH
NW.82ND
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NW 272ND
NW 254TH
SW 35TH
NW 254TH
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SE 30TH
SE 8TH
NW 29TH
NW 36TH
NW 37TH
NW 38TH
SE 65TH
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NW 308TH
NW 310TH
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NW 286TH
SE 38TH
SE 44TH
NW 270TH
NW 270TH
NW 270TH
NW 268TH
NW 258TH
NW 258TH
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8 The Okeechobee News, Monday, December 5, 2005


Spread holiday cheer with several species of ivy


By Dan Culbert
!'\tension Horticulture Agent
Beyond colorful Poinsettias
and aromatic Christmas trees,
many other seasonal plants are
now available to brighten our
homes. Since one of my favorite
Christmas -carols is "The Holly
and the Ivy", and because many
holiday planters contain ivy, it is
the subject of this week's col-
umn.
There are several species of
plants that are called ivy. English
ivy is a staple of northern land-
scapes, but soils and heat limit its
use in Florida Yards. The look and
feel of its flowing green foliage
works well inside the home.
Another ivy for greater success in
local landscapes is Algerian Ivy, a
commonly used houseplant. If
your holiday plans call for topiar-
ies, baskets or walls or beds of a
mat of foliage, consider using
Creeping Fig. However, ivies can
become invasive, and should be
"let out of the pot" and into the
yard only with caution.
There are over 480 named cul-
tivars of Hedera (Ivy) grown com-
mercially. Interest in ivy
has improved with many new
colors from all shades of
green, white, yellow and gold.
Some ivy leaves are so delicately
cut they resemble the print a
bird's foot makes in the sand,
while others are curly or fan
shaped. They are used in hanging
baskets, mixed containers, for
topiary, or are grown as ground-
covers, garden specimens, and
some as shrubs.
As a house plant, ivy needs


-. UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
. four or more hours a day of direct
sunlight, but can grow fairly well
if given indirect light. Keep the
soil evenly moist and supplied
with an all purpose fertilizer, half
strength, once a month during
periods of active growth. Con-
tainer grown ivy prefers to be
kept on the cool side, a challenge
for us in Florida, so like your
Poinsettia consider putting it
out at night to approach the ideal
night temperatures of 50 to 55
degrees.
After the holiday decorations
are removed from ivy dish gar-
dens, they can be enjoyed for
their own natural beauty. As they
become overcrowded, plants
may be repotted. To make ivy
runners more full, pinch off the
stem tips. Common pests are
mites, mealybugs and leaf spot.
Be cautious about using pesti-
cides with ivies, as some will
show sensitivity to these chemi-
cals.
English Ivy does well in con-
tainer culture, and with hundreds
of different kinds available, these
are the ones found in holiday
planters. As the plant becomes
older, mature leaves develop with
fewer lobes. The mature growth
is difficult to root as a cutting.
In northern areas, English Ivy
is used as a ground cover or
allowed to climb walls on Ivy
League schools and private


homes alike. It is a problematic
weed in some cases, and has
been difficult to manage once
escaped. In our local landscapes
it will not be a problem because it
doesn't like our salt air, sweet
soil, wet feet or high heat. If you
find the right spot for English Ivy,
be careful not to step into the bed
after il is established. Raking the
leaves or cleaning debris can also
damage ivy beds if necessary
to clean leaves in the bed, use a
leaf blower.
Algerian Ivy is also called
Canary Island or Madeira Ivy, and
is another component of holiday
planters. Algerian ivy will do well,
indoors or out. It grows best in
moist, highly organic soil in full
sun to deep shade. There are also
many new hybrid varieties of
Algerian ivy available today, rang-
ing from simple variegation to
creamy white leaves. The cultivar
'Variegata' has leaves with
cream-colored margins flecked
with green, and grey-green or
blue-green mid-sections; 'Canary
Cream' has green leaves with
cream-colored margins. Algerian
Ivy leaves may get to be six to
eight inches across.
If you release Algerian Ivy into
your Florida Yard, you will find it
a slightly better plant for the local
landscape than English Ivy
because of increased heat toler-
ance. But it still has limited adapt-
ability under local conditions. It
could be a good groundcover in a
shady location with bold leaves
quickly providing a mat of
foliage. Like its English cousin,
the aerial roots will guide the
plant up tree trunks, walls, or trel-


lises, and it is grown from young
cuttings.
Creeping Fig is found in a few
potted plants that are making use
of a more tropical answer to the
temperate ivies. This plant is used
in topiaries or hanging baskets,
as well as in the landscape. Culti-
vars include: 'Minima', with slen-
der, small leaves; 'Quercifolia',
tiny lobed leaves, somewhat like
miniature oak leaves; and 'Varie-
gata', with have creamy white
foliage markings.
Be forewarned this is a
member of the Ficus family, with


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growth. When grown in full sun,
leaves often take on a yellowish
cast. If kept in bounds, creeping
fig can produce a dense, rapid
growth of small, dark green, over-
lapping leaves on slender stems.
On walls, Creeping Fig lends a
lacy pattern in its early stages of
growth. It needs no support to
adhere to a wall. As twigs reach
about 2-years-old, larger mature
leaves develop on moderately
thick, hairy stems. It may also
produce inedible fruit that look
like chicken eggs. This Ficus can


make a low, dense ground cover
only one or two inches high.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on these holiday vines, please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us' at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
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chobee County Master Gardeners
from 1 to 5 PM on Tuesday after-
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for babies tee shirts. The March of Dimes designated Nov. 15 as a day to raise aware-
ness about the problems associated with premature birth because everyday in the Unit-
ed States 1 in 8 babies are born prematurely.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5:50 for adults; L
children, 12 and under are $4:50;
senior citizens are $4:50 for all -
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for-these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.

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

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

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

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


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COSMETOLOGIST
FULL TIME
Must have experience.

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



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street




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


Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
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 info call:
(863)467-6210
between 9am & 5pm
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
SURVEY FIELD PERSONNEL
for new Okeechobee office.
Top pay, benefits, experience
preferred. Entry level position
also avail. Call 863-467-4599
and leave message orfax
resume to 863-467-6963.
Application available at
www.nsaeo.com
"Contact Us".



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



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


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


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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



HORSE SHOEING
* $25 For Trimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
Call Mauro
(863)532-0090
7 Days A Week.
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or((561)758-4337




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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 5i5
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins,'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts,'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens K Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps,Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets'Supplies,/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
VCRs 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)
- 120V & 220V, Some w/ heat.
Good condition. $500 for all
will separate. (772)971-9474


FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
boo. 3 tips, $40
(863)697-2033
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
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.



HARDBACK BOOKS: (20)
Popular Authors. $40 for all,
wilfsep. (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(myway.com


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



COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/ desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
COMPUTER 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


CHAIR- Claret colored, Wing-
back with matching foot-
stool. $50. (863)763-1861
Leave msg if no answer.
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)801-3412
FUTON New, wooden, with
beige cushion, paid over
$200 asking $150
(863)763-9410
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 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
after5pm
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



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 Pro-Form 350s
Cross Trainer w/weights.
Like new $200
(863)675-3998


TREADMILL, Weslo Cadence
840, electronic, w/digital
readout, exc. cond., $150
neg. (863)357-1082
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
1601lbs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee


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


BED- Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
ing condition. $300. Pioneer
Plantation (954)966-2041
CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9526 or
(863)763-9527
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


ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 Large
& 1 Small. By: Cooper. Beauti-
fully matted & framed. Exc.
cond. $600 (863)467-7659
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
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS 20-25
Boxes. Good New condition.
Moving, all must go. $125 for
all. (863)467-7659
1355, new in box, with boost
sim card, $125.
(863)634-2998
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. $350or
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


ADBA AMER PIT BULL TERRI-
ER- Female, asking $200,
good hog dog
(863)357-1867.
AFRICAN GREY PARROT
W/Iarge cage
$1000
(863)673-2483
COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmas!
$1500. (863)634-6483
DOG KENNEL, 6x10x6, like
new, $100. (863)634-2998
FISH TANK STAND wood,
holds 29 gallon tank w/stor-
age $10 (863)763-4098
MINI STUD HORSE- brown &
white paint, asking $400
(863)673-2483.
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)357-36390



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


HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per-
son 51x82 inches New heater
elements $1500/neg.
(863)467-0071 before 8 pm
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751


BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779
COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
left handed, Pollinton laser
scope, quiver,arrows, re-
lease, target & case, asking
$550 neg (863)467-9101.


COMPOUND BOW- New,,in
case & accessories. Will
trade for shot gun. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.



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


AIR COMPRESSOR- Ingersol
Rand, Commercial, $500
(863)801-1666
FLOOR HYDRAULIC TRANS-
MISSION JACK- like new,
$200 (863)675-4409
GENERATOR, Like new. Only
used a couple times. $700
or best offer. (863)241-1793
GENERATOR- Onan, 5000
watt, 2 cylinder, $500
(863)801-1666
SETTING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527
TOOLS, Various w/life time
warranties, 3/8 & 1/2 drive.
$300. (863)763-3551


AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
$75 (863)674-0539.


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton, G.
Buckner, E. Buckner, L. Rob-
erts, A. Hair, R A. McClen-
don, S. Newton, J. Gibson
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


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




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


APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
BLUE ROAN TWH GELDING,
12 yrs. old, 14.3 hands, gen-
tle, $1500. Weekends
(561)767-7263 aft. 8 am



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


S. W. In Town
2BR, 1 Bath Duplex, $600
Lease, No Pets 357-8303


OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
waterfront, 804 SE 6th
Court, $950/mo, 1st, Lst,
$500 Sec, (863)467-5965.
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 on
. water, w/shed, $900 mo. +
sec. dep., 4/2 on water
w/above ground pool & 2 stor-
age sheds, fenced in, $1200
mo. + sec. dep.
(863)824-0981



OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


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
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION
75ft waterfront. Private boat
ramp, dock, fish cleaning
tables. Lake access. Home
features 3br, 2ba.
Large living room, family rm.
Fenced yard. $279,900.
Lawrence Associates
(800)543-2495
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All appl., Washer & Dryer, TV.
$55,000. (863)467-9556
MOORE HAVEN, Riverfront
Beautiful 2br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age $299,900. Steve C21 All
Professional 772-240-2213.
New 4 Bed/21% Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376


LOTS (3) Banyon Village, Port
LaBelle, $35,000 each, Own-
er/Agent (239)472-9570.
RESIDENTIAL LOT: Clean/Dry
125 Ft. xl125Ft., Basswood
Area. $32,000. or best offer.
Cell # (561)329-3064
RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
(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 2?15
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



LOAD LEVELERS & RECEIVER
Attachment Complete Kit. For
pulling house trailers. Used lx.
$300.neg.(863)697-3070
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified



CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA


Very clean, No hurricane
damage. $4000. you move
(863)983-5364
FACTORY AUTHORIZED
JACOBSEN DEALER;
Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
baybuilthomes.com
INDIANTOWN-NICE! 2br,2ba,
Indianwood Gulf CC.,
$55,000, Adult park 45+,
Call Steve (772)240-2213
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


News







12 Okeechobee News, Monday, December 5, 2005


Recreation



Boats 3005
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
BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$2500/neg. (772)559-8558
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

D-1't.1

This OneI
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser,
$8900. (863)763-0944
LOWE- 14', Aluminum, Cover,
35hp Johnson, Troll motor,
Fish finder Trailer New tires.
$2000. (352)206-1193 .
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 1991, Fully
Loaded w/Trailer. $3500.
(863)634-5936


Pbic Notice


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


FLEETWOOD FLARE 1994,
25 FT., 39K mls., Fully self
contained w/twin beds. Must
see! $16,000. (863)763-7161
LEVELERS Lynx, w/ carrying
case, excellent condition, $30
or best offer (863)675-2596


VERY NICE 32' RV & FL/Rm
Many extras. Quick poss.
1/2 block E of Okee-Tantie
$6900. (317)243-3313 Okee
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



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,
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


Automobiles

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 1035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40 40
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best oter (863)467-8013 after
7pm
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2002
Eng., Has new parts. Runs &
Looks good $1500.
(863)763-5178
CHEVY CORSICA '90 New
battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1st $550 takes it.
(863)532-9700 / 467-1547
CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po-
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
DODGE AVENGER ES '95 -
coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great
$2500 w/rims (863)983-7876


FORD CONTOUR '95- stereo
system, 5spd, runs good,
$1500 (561)924-9161
FORDCROWN VICTORIA '95,
Really good, reliable transpor-
tation. $2500 or best offer.
(863)357-1896
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
HONDA ACCORD LX, '90, 4
dr., auto, burgundy, good
condition, runs good, $1800.
(863)634-1909/763-3931
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '96 au-
to, cold air, real clean, runs
good, $1800 (772)461-4044
LINCOLN CONT. '91 light
pink, burgundy leather interior.
Needs transmission & wind-
shield $500 (239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR very
nice, very clean Must see to
appreciate $4500
(863)634-4076
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '91,
Cartier, silver, 126k miles,
sun roof, well kept, $1950.
(863)467-6060
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '95,
white, $2000 or best offer
(863)467-0987
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
fine $800 (863)467-9358
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821
SEABRING JXI'99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(863)357-3830


CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500
(863)763-3551



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.
BUMPER GUARD Cattle
Pusher, off a '93 Chevy P/U.
Good, shape. $75
(863)467-1547
CAMPER TOP new condition,
fits Ranger Flare-side p/u.
$275 (863)467-8186 or
(863)946-1331
ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $500 or best offer.
(239)324-2891
TIRES (4) Truck/SUV Pirelli
LT265/75/16 good tread left.
$100 (863)634-1479
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


CHEV CREW CAB '91- runs
good, asking $2500
(863)261-4999
Chevy Cheyenne 1500, 1991,
4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250.
(863)805-2877
Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
bed, $1000 or best after.
(239)494-2647
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, -
Long bed, good condition,
$10,500. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '95- 4x4 good
condition, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer $5800
neg. (863)675-8999.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
A representative of the Okeechobee County School Board will convene a joint work-
shop session with a representative of the Okeechobee County Commission and
the City of Okeechobee, Forida on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 1000 a m. al
the Okeechobee County School Board, Room 110 to discuss the interlocal Agree-
ment.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the representatives with regard
to the matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record ol
such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Barret
Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
99743 ON 12/5/05

INVITATION TO BID
Board of County Commissioners
RFP#2005-19
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County is accepting sealed
bids for grounds maintenance and grass cutting services at the County Agn-Civic
Center on a scheduled basis for the upcoming year at the Agri-Civic located al
4200 East Highway 70, Okeechobee, Florida.
Specific Scope of Service detail information packet can be picked up at ie Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee,
It is required that bidders review Scope of Service information packet and perform a
physical site inspection prior to bidding. Site visit appointments can be made by
calling the Agri-Civic Center Directors office at 863-763-1666.
To be considered, bidders must submit an original and one (1) copy of sealed
proposal. Bids are to hbe filed In the Counly Administrator's office at 304 NW
2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, no taler than 4 PM on
Wednesday, January 11, 2006, and clearly marked "Sealed Proposal for Agri-
Civic Center Grounds Maintenance & Grass Cutting."
Submittals received after the time and date specified shall not be considered and wilt
be returned unopened.
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County accepts no respon-
sibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals, reserves
the right to reflect any or all bids, to waive technical errors and informalities, an
to accept the bid which, In its judgment, best serves the public interest.
John W,.Abney, Sr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
101852 ON 12/5/05


TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569-6285

When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


CHEVY 1 Ton Van 1996, Runs
good. New tires. $900.
(863)610-1716

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


Public Notices



Public Notice (ICiS
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF MEETING OFTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR CO-
QUNA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNES-
DAY, DECEMBER 14, 2005 AT 9:00
A.M. IN THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX
BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EX-
TENSION OFFICE, SMALL CONFER-
ENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N.,
OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY OF THE
PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OB-
TAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DE-
CIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY
THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT
PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON
WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING
MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC
PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK
BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE
DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND,
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTER-
PRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
, PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT
THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALLING
863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2)
AYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING.
NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC
SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT
WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
0863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
226 ON 12/5/05

Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classified


Community Events


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

Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts of Okeechobee, Pegasus Service Unit are collecting
baby items to aid local families impacted by the recent hurricanes.
Items such as diapers, unopened formula, baby bottles, baby wipes,
baby food, etc. are needed. There are collection boxes at local elemen-
tary schools and at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W
16th St., where people are asked to see Pat O'Connor. Items will be
collected through Dec. 30, and will be given to the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition for distribution.

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

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

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

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

County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.


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

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

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

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of historical
Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture of the
old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerce. They
also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee"
which sells for $4.

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida and
be 4 years old on or before Sept. I of the 2005-06 school year. Parents can
find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or, they can con-
tact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the registra-
tion.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We
are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you
would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiving
reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and Head Start.
You may also get information at this number regarding just what early
learning programs are available in Okeechobee County. Many children
are currently being, enrolled in school readiness programs.


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

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the
dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library
at (863) 763-3536.

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced that
with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School, which
were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children were helped.
The families faced a great deal of destruction during the hurricanes. Many
of the children lost all of their clothing and toys because the roofs of their
homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council also received funds
from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elementary School donated a
check that they received from children in Minnesota. The additional
monies granted several families assistance after the original funds were
depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the children and families of
Okeechobee. Other families who still requested assistance were referred
to the Red Cross.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are current-
ly taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott
Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair, birth to 8 months infants,
8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos, 3 year olds,
and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn" baby bucks to pur-
chase items for their baby at the Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare is
not provided. However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details call
(863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4- and
5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County School
Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may download
them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org.


Holiday Events


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

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. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
and 15. He will be in the park from 6 until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be
given to all the children. Pictures with Santa Claus will cost $1.

Christmas 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. '


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.

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

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.

LOAA Christmas Party
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) Christmas Party will
be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), 9985 U.S. 441 N., Friday, Dec.
9, at 7 p.m. A table has been reserved and you need not be a member of
FOE to attend. A 16-ounce steak dinner will be available for a $10 donation.
Entertainment will be provided by Jimmy Harper. For information, contact
Dennis Anderson at (863) 763-6069.


Christmas parade
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10,
beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Chamber office, 55 S.
Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

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

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