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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 341


Wednesday, December 7, 2005


504 Plus tax


Briefs

Holiday
decorations
If your home is decorated
for the holiday season why
not let everyone in the com-
munity 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 everyone can drive by
and see your display.
Homes decorated for the
holidays can be seen at:
313 S.W 67th Drive
1475 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron
4 Hunter Road in Buck-
head Ridge
City to end
debris pick up
The City of Okeechobee
Public Works Department
will be making their final
round of hurricane debris
pick-up.
All debris is to be moved
to the public right-of-way by
Dec. 8. For those living on pri-
vate roads, you must move
your debris to a public right-
of-way for pick up services.
If there are any questions
or concerns, contact Donnie
Robertson, public works
director, at (863) 763-3372,
ext. 213.
Storm debris
removal to end
The Florida Department of
Transportation -(FDOT) will
begin its final pick-up for hur-
ricane debris in Okeechobee
County during the week of
Dec. 5, on both state and
local public roads.
. If citizens have not already
placed their debris along
roadway right-of-way by the
week of Dec 5, FDOT cannot
ensure their debris will be
picked up. Citizens may call
the FDOT Okeechobee Oper-
ations Center at (863) 462-
5250 to find out where final
debris pick-ups have already
been made.
After FDOT's final debris
pick-up has occurred, debris
must be discarded in the rou-
tine manner under regulation
of the local solid waste man-
agement company.
Once the debris removal
process is complete, local
law enforcement may cite
violators for littering on state
right-of-way.

Drought Index
Current: 169
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.54 feet


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

Index
Classified . .16-18
Comics ...........15
Community Events .. .4
Crossword . . .16
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............ .4
Speak Out......... 4
Sports ........... 6
TV ............... 17
Weather ....... .... .2
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Explosives found in trailer


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An estimated 24 people were
evacuated from their homes in
the Lakeside RV Park on U.S. 441
S.E. Tuesday afternoon after sus-
pected explosive devices were
found in a small trailer there.
According to Lieutenant K.J.
Ammons of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
the trailer was being rented by
Paul Forrester, 31. Forrester was
not in the home at the time
-because he is incarcerated in the
St. Lucie County Jail, said Lt.
Ammons.
The alleged explosive devices
were removed from the refrigera-
tor of Forrester's home at 4250



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U.S. 441 S.E #3. by members of
the St. Lucie County Sheriff's
Office (SLCSO) bomb squad.
After the devices were removed
from the home, they were taken
to the OCSO gun rangeto be det-
onated.
Forrester was arrested
Thanksgiving Day by the St. Lucie
County Sheriff's Office on
charges of expired motor vehicle
registration over six months, car-
rying a concealed weapon and
possession of a short-barreled
shotgun. His total bond has been
set at $20,750..
This was apparently not For-
rester's first arrest, indicated Lt.
Ammons.
-"He has been arrested before,


I can tell you that," said Lt.
Ammons.
Lt. Ammons said his depart-
ment was notified that possible
explosive devices had been
found in the home around 12:30
p.m. The area was cleared
around 4 p.m., when the SLCSO
bomb squad was getting ready to
leave to detonate the devices.
The OCSO lieutenant said
once a report had been filed by
his agency, the case would be
turned over to the department of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
In fact, ATF Agent Steve Barberini
from West Palm Beach was
enroute to Okeechobee Tuesday
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Storm damaged agencies get help


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Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Two members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office bomb
squad walk toward a trailer in the Lakeside RV Park on U.S.
441'S.E. where explosive devices had been found in a refrig-
erator. The devices were removed and later detonated with-
out incident. Paul Forrester, 31, had been renting the trailer
but is currently in the St. Lucie County Jail under charges
non-related to this incident.





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local youth


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The most recent study of sub-
stance abuse by Okeechobee
middle and high school students
showed that while few students
indulge in hard drugs, alcohol is
the drug of choice for those who
do indulge in illicit drugs.
The study was conducted-in
2004 with parental permission
by Ken Kenworthy, director of
Career and Technical Education
for Okeechobee public schools
as part of the Safe and Drug Free
Schools entitlement grant pro-


UKeecnoDee News/Auarey BacKwen
Nancy Zeigler (front, second from right), received a check on Dec. 6 from United Way
that will help the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) get back to full capacity after
their building was destroyed in the 2004 hurricanes. Jeannie Bramlett with ARC stands
to her left. Others joining in the celebration are United Way board members (first row):
Cheryl Sutton (left), Frank Irby (second left, handing check), and Melody Hodges (right);
(back row, left to right): Sam Smith, Elizabeth Maxwell, John Abney, and Epifanio Juarez.

United Way assists ARC


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
It has been more than a year
since the 10,000 sq. ft. building
near the county courthouse that
housed clients of the Association.
of Retarded Citizens (ARC) was
destroyed by Hurricanes Frances
and Jeanne.
Since .then, they have been
operating their thrift store out of
the 2,800 sq. ft. 'former St. Vin-
cent-DePaul site at 2825 S.W.
Third Terrace, for which they are
very grateful, said Nancy Zeigler,
ARC director. St. Vincent-DePaul
leaders gave ARC the building for
their thrift shop to keep them
afloat.
However, the lack of space


has cut into ARC's inventory and
sales, and they have been work-
ing at less than full capacity.
That will soon change.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Unit-
ed Way presented ARC with a
check that will help them build a
new building that will be close to
the 10,000 sq. ft. they once had.
The building will be on land
donated by the county. The exact
location is still being discussed
and talks have included an area
south of Indian River Community
College, according to Mrs. Zei-
gler.
According to Frank Irby with
the United'Way in Okeechobee,
Publix. Charities allocated
$100,000 to Okeechobee County
to assist United Way qualified


agencies that were damaged by
the 2004 hurricanes. ARC is one
of several local agencies to have
received a slice of the donation
pie.
Mr. Irby said that United Way
wrote to local agencies announc-
ing the donation and asking
them to explain their need to be
considered for disaster funding.
The decisions of how much aid
to allocate to which agencies
was made based on the level of
need, he said.
ARC gives its clients an oppor-
tunity to earn a paycheck, said
Mrs. Zeigler.
"They learn basic job skills,
run the cash register, sort items
See ARC-Page 2


gram.
The study consisted of a ran-
dom survey of 750 middle
school students and 750 high
school students. Of those sur-
veyed, 68 percent were valid
with 71 surveys having been dis-
carded as invalid. Results were
compared to the statewide Flori-
da-Youth-Substance-Abuse Sur-
vey (FYSAS) and reported back
to the school district. Mr. Ken-
worthy shared the study's results
with the Community Collabora-
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Santa's helpers
The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 2528 was turned into a
wrapping station Tuesday, Dec. 6 as about 25 members
of the Ladies Auxiliary wrapped presents for residents of
Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Money was donated by
the women, VFW members, and members of the Taylor
Creek Bass Club. The gifts will be delivered to the nurs-
ing home on Saturday, Dec. 10.


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Old holiday
photos sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee 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 photos to the
Okeechobee News office at 107
S.W. 17th Street in Okeechobee
during regular office hours, Mon-
day through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. and we will copy the photos
while you wait. Or, e-mail photos
as jpg attachments to okee-
news@newszap.com.
Please include as much infor-
mation 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
now 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.


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


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tive Council in November.
The survey was a self report and
. valid, Mr. Kenworthy said, because
the students could respond anony-
mously with no way to track
responses back to individual
respondents.
The most alarming factor found
in the study, according to Mr. Ken-
worthy, was the availability of illicit
drugs and alcohol and the accept-
ance by the kids.
According to the study, very few
kids are involved with hard drugs.
However, Okeechobee reported
higher than state statistics on youth
alcohol use. Responses about the
use of alcohol in the past 30 days of
the study revealed the prevalence
as higher in Okeechobee County
compared to the state as a whole.
Overall, 38.8 .percent of surveyed
Okeechobee County students
reported the use of alcohol in the
'past 30 days compared to 32.3 per-
cent of surveyed students
statewide.
The study revealed an increase
in the past-30-day use of alcohol of
six percentage points between
2002 the previous such study -
and 2004. Among middle school
students, past-30-day alcohol use
increased 5.4 percentage points.
Among high school students, past-
30-day alcohol use increased 5.1
percentage points in the same time
period.
Of interest, the study revealed
some protective and risk factors.
Those students who were highly
mobile were found to be at greatest
risk of using drugs and alcohol.
On the other hand, if a child was
attached to the community in some
way, this tended to be viewed as a
protective factor. For example, stu-


dents who had high scores in the
pro-social category of questions
responded that they frequently
attend religious services and activi-
ties, according to Mr. Kenworthy.
In order to combat the risks for
alcohol and drug use by students,
the school and community are
involved in various efforts. Teachers
and administrators at the schools
are watching for kids who are
mobile and those who are having
problems in school. The parents
may be brought in for a conference
about the child and, if there is an
issue with a substance or a behav-
ior, they may be referred to a sub-
stance abuse agency or a mental
health agency.!
Mr. Kenworthy stressed that any
time mobility is causing a problem,
the student can visit with a guid-
ance counselor, even if drugs or
alcohol are not a problem.
"If a child wants to talk to some-
one, he or she can go to any adult
on campus and they will help
them," he said.
Three programs are used to
help the community's kids, accord-
ing to Mr. Kenworthy.
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) conducts the
STARS (Skills, Techniques and Atti-
tudes Resulting in Success) pro-
gram. The OCSO and school district
share the cost for the program. A
deputy teaches all fifth graders 10
lessons in the areas of illicit sub-
stance prevention, conflict resolu-
tion and goal setting.
Too Good For Drugs is taught to
sixth graders by school guidance
counselors. The focus of the cur-
riculurh is prevention of alcohol,
tobacco and drug use.
Too Good For Drugs and Vio-
lence is intended as a three-year
program and is taught by guidance
counselors to students in the ninth,
tenth and eleventh grades. The cur-
riculum focuses on substance pre-


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vention as well as the steps for
refusing contraband and diffusing
situations that might arise from
peer group pressure.
"The number one risk factor for
drug and alcohol use is peers," Mr.
Kenworthy said. He added, "We
have the child during the weekday
and can teach prevention curricu-
lum all day. But if they go home to
an environment where it is open to
drugs, prevention education does
not matter."
Parents are key in their chil-
dren's lives, no matter what age.
"Parents should find out what is-
going on in their child's life. They
should monitor their friends, and if
they see a behavior change, they
should start asking questions," said
Mr. Kenworthy.
Kids change as they grow up,
but this should not set parents.off.
"As a child, grows older, he or
she can change, especially as they
enter middle school. But the child
must feel comfortable to come to
the parent for help and must know
the parent will be there," Mr. Ken-
worthy said.
Okeechobee school district has
a zero tolerance of alcohol and
drugs, and there are serious conse-
quences for a student in posses-
sion, even if they are just holding it
for someone else. Once caught, a
student may either be eligible for
the district's first time offender pro-
gram, or there may be a more seri-
ous outcome involving suspension
and .enrollment in an alternative
school.
Mr. Kenworthy said the study
will be repeated in the spring and
the results should indicate whether
the schools programs are working.
"If our programs are not work-
ing, we will look for other pro-
grams. We want to be effective," he
said.




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It was during this cleaning that the
Trailer devices were reportedly found in
the bottom of the refrigerator. The
Continued From Page 1 OCSO was notified immediately.
afternoon. Upon their arrival, OCSO per-
sonnel evacuated the first four
Lt. Ammons indicated that For- rows of mobile homes.
rester was being evicted from his The home in which Forrester
home and that the trailer in which was living is'in the front of the RV
he was living was being cleaned, park.


ARC

Continued From Page 1
and stock the store, do the laundry,
and help price items. It's their store.
They love it," she said.
The money from the business
operation goes back into the com-
munity.
"The community is very recep-
tive to our thrift store," Mrs. Zeigler
said. She added that it is key that
the store is community-based and
supported. An example of giving
back to the community came soon
after the hurricanes hit in 2004.
"There were a lot of people put
out of their homes and we just
gave out clothes and items to help
them," she said.
Mrs. Zeigler said she is grateful
for the donation from United Way.
"These dollars will go toward


the recovery process," she said.
The first step will be to get plans
down on paper from an architect
and engineer.
ARC is pursuing other grants to
help with the, new building from
the state and federal governments.
ARC is an associated chapter of
Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility,
Inc., a 501 (c)3 non-profit corpora-
tion established in 1967 that advo-
cates for the rights and needs of
people with disabilities. Its mission
is to provide social, educational,
recreational, and vocational oppor-
tunities for adults with disabilities.
Services of the ARC range from
adult day training for its clients in
daily living skills, including aca-
demic and vocational training, to
residential rehabilitation, respite
care, and companion services.
For more information about
ARC, call (863) 763-2419.


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Central Elementary is decorating for the holidays


First Grade
First grade would like to send a
great big thank you to Mrs. Van
Beek for helping our children
entertain at the P.T.O. meeting, and
a great big thank you to all the par-
ents who attended P.T.O. Encour-
age your child to read their "100
Book Challenge" books each
evening. In math, we are counting
and writing our numbers to 100.
We can do it several ways. We see
patterns in the numbers.
.Our Students of the Week are:
Hunter Sills, Chandler Smet, Jyr-
dan Christie, Dustin Jandro,
Zachary Mullin, Melissa Rosalino,
Edwardo Taylor, Logan Self-Dunn,
Andrew Dobbs, Steven Hull, Kristi-
na Shanklin, Alyssa Romero, Eric
Gaucin, Mckayla Skinner, Robert
Jones, Gerardo Garcia, Diana
Jaimes, Jahnasia White, Sheryl Alt-
man, Alysa Osterman, Berenice
Garcia, Vivianna Cisneros, and
Collin Moran.
Happy Birthday to: Jyrdan
Christie, Mariah Farmer, Austin
Margerum, Adoniel Martinez, Dou-
glas Bonapfel, Marisol Santillan,
Nicholas Rodriguez, Ramon Liber-
ato, Regina Garcia, Joel Davis,
Leigh Ann Sorensen, Robin Bell,
and Logan Lipscomb.

Second Grade
Miss Prevatt's class is decorat-
ing for the holiday season. They
are learning "Run, Run' Rudolph"
for the school Christmas Sing-A-
Long. In Math, they are learning
two-digit addition and subtraction.
The Student of the Week is Brooke
Arnold.
In Mrs. Johns class we are
researching reindeer, and about to
start our trip -around the world to
see how other countries celebrate
Christmas. Student of the Week is
Manuel Ramirez.
In Spanish class with Mrs.
Rodriguez, students wrote a poem


about Thanksgiving using only
specific words such as all nouns,
adjectives, or verbs; our contained
all three parts of speech. Students
did a wonder full job. Student of
the Week, Wyatt Bessenbacher.
Mrs. Stephen's class is decorat-
ing their room for the Christmas
season. They along with the other
second grade classes, are studying
about Christmas and how it is cele-
brated in other countries. They are
also learning the song "Run, Run,
Rudolph" for the school Sing-A-
Long on the Dec. 16. Student of the
Week is Ashlee Hagan. Cheyenne
Tingle's birthday is Dec. 1.
Mrs. Whiteside's Student of the
Week is Agustin Baltazar.
Mr. Stanley's Student of' the
Week is Caitlin Prevatt.

Fourth Grade
Happy Holidays to our commu-
nity- the fourth graders at Central
Elementary continue to learn crazy
new words for the colors of the
rainbow. Have you heard of fire-
engine red or road sign orange?
Can you think of some other juicy
color words? The fourth graders
are also learning some specific tar-
get skills to improve their writings.
Each child continues to work hard
and we have almost reached our
goal as a grade level wow. Par-
ents, please take a walk upstairs or
downstairs in building 14 and see
the 'writing meter' and see how
we are improving. You will be
impressed.
Parents, don't forget about our
upcoming incentive trips for work
behaviors and our citizenship
skills. Permission slips and particu-
lars will come home with your
child next week. Our trip is set for
Dec. 9 for behaviors. Our Gold-
en Corral luncheon will be the fol-
lowing week for those who com-
plete their A/R goal by Dec. 9 -
that is one more week kids. Go for


A big thank you to Mrs. M.
Moran for helping in room 105 and
a big welcome to Mrs. Gina Guz-
rnan -she joins us in our team as
'the other B.A.S.E. teacher wel-
come. Finally, each team member
of the fourth grade would like to
wish a very happy and warm holi-
day break to each of our students
and their family. Enjoy the time
together and read a new book -
you might learn something. See
you all back on Jan. 3.
In Mrs. Pritchard's class, Crist-
ian Santos, Samuel Rodgers,
Chelsea Wharin, and Brianna
Nunez were all recent Students of


the Week and Marsheka Pryor
too. This coming week, Kenia Soto
will celebrate her birthday and all
of the students are ready to test
Chapters 8 and 9 in Math. The
reading group is enjoying
"Ramona the Pest" and we also
enjoyed a guest teacher. Thank
you Mrs. Donna Garcia who came
and reminded us how to use sen-
sory words in our writing. Enjoy
the holiday see you all back in
2006.
Mr. Goff's class is excited to
have winter break so close. We
have been working extremely hard
this year and deserve a break to
relax and unwind. We have been


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


reading stories in Theme 3 and
also read the book The Best Christ-
mas Pageant Ever. In social studies
we were anxious to learn about
the three Seminole wars and how
they affected Florida. In science we
wrapped up our chapter on soil.
We learned the importance of strip
cropping, terracing, and crop rota-
tion. In writing we are enjoying
doing some holiday themed writ-
ings. We are also continuing work-
ing on our expository and narra-
tive writings. FCAT Writes is just
around the corner and so we will
continue to focus on expository
and narrative writings into the new
year. In math we have wrapped up
chapter nine on equations and
expressions.
In Mr. Johnson's class, Jacob
Smith, Samantha DeVore, and


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Collin Henderson were all recent
Students of the Week. We are
working hard on multiplication
and division in Math. In Science we
have been working on the Rock
Cycle and Minerals. We have been
practicing our writing and improv-
ing our skills every day. I hope
everyone has a wonderful breab
and I will see you in January.
The fourth Grade B.A.S.E. class-
es welcome their new Spanish
Teacher Ms. Guzman. She comes
to us from Venezuela. We are
working on multiplication and
division, Bridge to Terabithia, and
our writings. Our Students of the
Week are Linda Betancourt, Nico-
las Suarez, Oscar Pinon, Brandon
Ball, Irene Martinez, Patricia
Gomez, Mariela Guerrero, and
ClaudiaVirto.


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Obituaries


Annah
Elizabeth Smith
Annah Elizabeth Smith, age
68, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at
St. Mary's Medical Center in West
Palmn Beach. She was born on
July 15, 1937 in Hartsville, Ala.
She enjoyed fishing and bowling.
She is preceded in ,1'.:,1li-\
her husband of 48 years,, Alfred
Smith., ".
Survivors include her son,
Ronald (Charlene) Smith of
Okeechobee, daughters, Eliza-
beth (William Jr.) Ward of Okee-
chobee and Shelby (Perry)
Thomas of Marianna. She is also
survived by her brother; Billy Joe
(Linda) Sargent of Albertville,
Ala., sister, Faynette (Charles)
Rogers of Kissimmee; two grand-
children, Jessica and Kelly Renea
Smith and one great-grandchild,
Brent Allen Smith, all of Okee-
chobee.
Family will accept friends at
the Buxton Funeral Home at 110
N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee -on
.Thursday, Dec. 8 from 4 until 7
p.m. Services will take place
graveside at Basinger Cemetery
on Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.


Dorine Varnadore
Dorine Varnadore, age 93, of
Okeechobee, died on Monday,
Dec. 5, 2005 at the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility in Okee-
chobee. Mrs. Varnadore was born
on Oct. 12, 1912 in Patterson, Ga.,
to William McAlpin and Sarah
Murray. She. was a homemaker
i ,.:i ng come to'Okeechobee from"
Clewiston in 1996. Mrs.-Varnadore;
.was of the Primitive Baptist faith:..
She liked gardening, cooking, kitty
cats, and loved her family.
Mrs. Varnadore was preceded
in death by-her husband, Henry
Cecil Varnadore. She is survived by
three sons, Jimmy Varnadore of
Okeechobee, Sheldon Varnadore
of Niceville, and Bill Varnadore of
Okeechobee; three daughters,
Sarah Beam of Indiantown, Marty
Mclnnis of Boca Raton, and Bar-
bara Hughes of Clewiston. She
had 19 grandchildren, 45 great-
grandchildren, and one great-great
grandchild.
Visitation will be on Thursday,
Dec. 8 from 10 until 11 a.m. at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral serv-
ices will follow at 11 a.m. with Pas-
tor Whipple officiating. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


Lloyd Francis Coburn
Lloyd. Francis Coburn, age 73,
of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
-Dec. 4, 2005, at -.
Raulerson Hos-
pital. Formerly
of Mineville, *. *- ..'.
N.Y., Mr. .
...Coburn ad '
been a resident
of Okeechobee
since 1973. He .-
was a member
of the Freedom Lloyd Francis
Ranch Church Coburn
and a member
of the Moose Lodge of Buckhead
Ridge. He was an avid outdoor
sportsman who enjoyed fishing
and hunting. He was known as a
man who "lived for his family."
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, Francis and Beulah
Coburn; and, son, Jeff LaFoun-
tain.
Survivors include: his wife of
35 years, Marlene "Lou" Coburn;
six sons, Rex (Cindy) Coburn of
Port St.- Lucie, Robert Coburn of
Moriah, N.Y., Bryan (Janet)
Coburn also of Moriah, N.Y., Tim-
othy (Angela) Coburn of Wither-
bee, N.Y, Greg LaFountain of Port
Henry, N.Y. and Les (Kelly)
Coburn of Raymondville, N.Y.;
three daughters, Susanne Lafor-


est of'Okeechobee, Patty Smith of
Beekmantown, N.Y, and Lisa
(Gerald) Shockley of Okee-
chobee; 18 grandchildren; two
brothers, Ephrim (Jan) Coburn of
Okeechobee and Bernard (Doris)
Coburn of North Hudson, N.Y.;
and, two sisters, Maybelle Grego-
ry of Port Henry, N.Y and Rita
(Gary) Mitchell of Lincoln Pond,
N.Y ,
There will be. no, viewing or,
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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BACK HOME: I'm not saying all snowbirds are rude, just nine out of
10. That whole "you have a job because of us" is getting really old.
Florida did exist before tourism. Most snowbirds I ever met love their
home state. But, and how many times have we heard this, the winter
sucks. So here ya'll come. Learn to embrace and enjoy your winters,
then we can enjoy ours again without the extra traffic or jacked up gro-
cery prices. I think the state of Florida can stand to lose a few Denny's,
T-shirt shacks or seashell shops. If northerners insist on lying on our
beaches and soaking up our sun they could, at the very least, can the
"back home' comments and the pushiness.

EXPENSIVE PEDESTAL: Apparently our county commissioners
need an $11,000 pedestal to put a plaque on because they can't find a
wall for it in the-new courthouse. I can find a wall and save the county
$11,000. I also heard that the county administrator and commissioners
want to go ahead and build another building in front of the new court-
house. Is this necessary? We need to get the courthouse and Agri-Civic
Center paid off before we build anything else. They need to stop
spending so much money. This is not a rich county. (Editor's Note: We
haven't heard anything about the county wanting to construct a build-
ing in front of the new judicial center. A local civic club had men-
tioned donating a gazebo for the area between the judicial center
and the old courthouse, but nothing has been done about that as of
yet.)

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Letter to the Editor


Here we
go again
In Vietnam General Giap said
he'd never defeat 500,000 U.S.
troops on the ground but he
would weaken our resolve at
home and win the political war,
which he did.
Now there are serious advo-
cates of doing the same thing in
Iraq.
President Bush has clearly stat-
ed his plan to stay the course until
the Iraqis are able to fend for
themselves. Senator (Joseph)


Lieberman has also stated his
opinion, which his fellow Democ-
rats would be wise to note.
Snatching defeat from the jaws
of victory should not be consid-
ered a viable alternative to our
president's plan, as absolute
chaos in the Mid East will be the
result and this war greatly
enlarged and lengthened.
Let's also remember those
who died on 9/11 and the brave
men and women in Iraq. Their
sacrifice should not have been
made in vain.
John Pratt


Community Events ,


Church hosting Christmas play
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
host the musical/drama entitled "A Smokey Mountain Christmas
- Change of Heart". The play will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11,
at 6 p.m. and on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Food will be
served following the 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 public. 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 perform-
ance will begin at 7 p.m. Both performances are free, and will be
held in the Grace Christian School Chapel. The cast will be made
up of students from the third through 12th grades.





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Looking Back...
For more than 120 years, the sight of men on horseback has been common in Okeechobee County where the cattle con-
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Upcoming Events

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.
Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Rauler
son Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at
(863) 824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
.Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412. N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thurs-
days. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the
next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923
for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and'provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
Friday
TopsTake off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.



Community Event

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 informa-
tion, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.


Community Events

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

Democratic Party plans meeting
The public is invited and is welcome to bring a friend to the
Democratic Party meeting to be held Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For information, contact Pat
Brennan at (863) 467-0595.

Aging agency plans lunch meeting
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.,
will host its annual meeting and luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 8, at
the West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel. New members of the board of
directors and advisory council will be inducted during the meeting
that will begin at 9:30 a.m. The luncheon will begin at noon. The
meeting is open to the public. Tickets for the luncheon are $35
each, and may be obtained by contacting the Agency on Aging at
(561) 684-5885.

Children's council changes meeting date
The Children's Services Council regularly scheduled meeting for
Thursday, Dec. 8, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be
Thursday, Jan. 12, at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okee-
chobee County School Board office at 700 S.W. Second Ave. Gene
Woods of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers is a member of the Children's Services Council and will be par-
ticipating in this meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

School plans Jingle Bell walk
The faculty and staff of Everglades Elementary School invites
everyone to their second annual Jingle Bell Walk on the Dike at the
Pier along the waterfront of Lake Okeechobee on Saturday, Dec. 10
from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. We are encouraging all participants to
wear jingle bells while walking. Come and enjoy the spirit of the
holidays with your child. In making this year's Jingle Bell Walk a
festive event, Jingle Bell Walk T-shirts can be ordered for $10 each.
To order a T-shirt, or for walk information, call Coach Forde or
Coach Ferneau at (863) 763-7205.

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
Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Christmas parade will be Dec. 10
This year's Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Light-
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Dec. 10, beginning at dusk. Applications are available at the Cham-
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6 SPORTS


....r....1 <" Timmons, Lantz win tourney


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members of the 2005-2006 Lady Brahman soccer team are (in no particular order) Amy Lam-
berti, Anna Lugo, Brittny Cutler, Danielle Mears, Dawn Fox, Erica Zinski, Jena Williams, Jes-
sica Giles, Jordan Aspden, Jessica Cotton, Logan Sippert, Rachel Fairchild, Sonya Smith,
Stephanie Lacher, Tarrin Weintraub and Whitney McGee. They are coached by Brian King,
L.W. Smith and David McGee.

Lady Brahmans stop Raiders

The Lady Brahman soccer 7-- -.
team improved their season m( -- and
record to 2-4 with a win over the i .
Lady Raiders 8-0 Friday evening at ,
Brahman Stadium. -
Lady Brahman keeper Jessica
Cotton stopped all scoring efforts
from the Lady Raiders.
Logan Sippert had one goal
and two assists for the Lady Brah-
mans. Jessica Giles also had an.
assist. Erica Zinski and Stephanie
Lacher each added another goal .
to the Lady Brahman score. They /
both had one assist to their credit.
SAndrea Duenas, Sonya Smith,
Brittny Cutler and Jordan Aspden
also added one goal each to the
final score.
The Lady Brahmans will be on
the road for the next two matches
before returning to their home
turf on Dec. 9. The match will Captains for this season's Lady Brahman soccer team are
begin at 7 p.m. Dawn Fox (left) and Sonya Smith (right).


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee New
Roger Timmons and Mike
Lantz brought five fish weighing
14.82 lbs. to the scale Saturday
afternoon to win the Christian
Team Trail monthly tournament.
Thirty-five boats carrying 68
anglers made their way through
heavy traffic to search for the elu-
sive largemouths.
The cool weather seemed to
take a toll on the weights that the
anglers brought back to the
scales, but that didn't.stop the
anglers from bringing their limit
to the scale.
Craig Smith fished solo at this
tourney and still brought in 14.69


lbs. to take second place.
Les Tory,and Greg Tory fin-
ished in third place with 12.57 lbs.
They also had the big fish of the
tournament. It weighted 7.21 lbs.
Fourth place went to Chris
Close and Don Watt for their 9.37
lb. catch.
Jim Wilson and Danny Norton
took fifth place with 9.22 lbs.
Ken and John Barber ended
the day in sixth place. They had
7.96 lbs.
Seventh place went to Fred
George and Bob Owens for their
7.87 lb. bag of fish.
Next month's Christian Team
Trail tournament is scheduled to
take place on Jan. 7, 2006. The
launch will once again take place


Special to Okeechobee News
Les and Greg Tory (in no particular order) had the big fish of
the Christian Team Trail tournament Saturday at Okee-Tantie
Marina. It weighed 7.21 Ibs.


at the same time as the Stren (the
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YMS opens basketball season with victories


The boys' and girls' A basket-
ball teams from Yearling Middle
School (YMS) traveled to
Indiantown on Thursday, Dec. 1
to face the Indiantown Middle
School Thunderbirds. The YMS
girls, under the realm of Coach
Lance Sluder jumped into the
lead quickly and dominated the
Birds throughout. The
Indiantown offense seemed to
crumble under the awesome
defense of the Yearlings.
The girls walked away with,
major victory 30 2 to put their
,first notch in the win column. The
high scorer for the game was
Monica Koger with an over-
whelming 14 points. Jewel Buck
and Markeisha Youmans were
also helpful with six and four
points respectively. Melanie
Jones, Janezzka Koger and Brit-
tney Herndon each rounded out
the score with two points a piece.
The boys' followed and
opened the game with Aaron
Suarez's swish for two. A foul on
Justin Conrad allowed the Thun-
derbirds to score three, but that
would be the end of the lead for
the boys from Indiantown.
Although the first quarter proved
that both teams were out. for the
win, fouls on the Indiantown
players allowed the Yearlings to
jump to a 15-6 lead in the middle
of the second quarter. Feeling the
pressure of the YMS defense, the
Thunderbirds fought back to a 19-
16 score at half-time.
The third quarter was quite a
battle between the two teams -
almost basket to basket until
unfortunate fouls once again
doomed the Thunderbirds. With
only fifteen seconds left in the
third quarter, Aaron Suarez sent a.
pass flying down court to Chris
Shanks who easily sunk it for two.
, By the end of the third quarter,
Yearling had stretched the score

Okeechobee
Golf & Country
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Results
RI.G.S. League
Nov. 30: First place-Dean
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Closest to pin-(2) Kenny Curran,
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Sports Brief

OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for $10
each.
The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses
throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact coach
Enrico or coach Pung at (863) 462-
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to a whopping ten point lead 34
to 24.
In the opening of the fourth
quarter, the YMS boys took up
where they left off. Aaron Suarez
started it off with a three-pointer
from the right side of the key. The
momentum started rolling and
Okeechobee was moving full


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steam ahead. The Yearlings came
out victorious with a score of 48-
31. The high scorer of the game
was Ryan Osceola with nine.
Aaron Suarez and Matt Skipper
each had eight points. Chris
Shanks and Tony Kibler each had
six. Adding to the total were
Ricky Nieto and Austin Willard


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with four, while Justin Conrad
had three. Following the victory
Coach Owen explained that
working on the YMS defense will
be the focus of future practices.
Although his boys were victori-
ous, he feels that more rebounds
would have made a more impres-
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 7, 2005


Births


Qualon Hardy
Angel Necole Hardy of Okee-
chobee is proud to announce the
birth of her son, Qualon Navari-


ous Hardy. He
was born
Wednesday,
Nov. 16, 2005,
at Port St. Lucie
Medical Center
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weighed 7
pounds, 7
ounces and
was 19 inches
long at birth.
Qualon was
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Amber Thiboult and Thomas Landgren
Amber Thiboult and Ashley Lauren white pearled
gown decorated in sparkling
Thomas Landgren sequins. The veil was white with
Amber Nichole Thiboult and pearled, sequined lace. She car-
Thomas Lee Landgren were nied a bouquet of white and pink
joined in marriage on Oct. 12, roses.
2005. The flower girls were Ashley
and Savannah Thiboult. The
The bride is the daughter of maid of honor was Tina Bruner
Douglas and Janetta Thiboult of and the best man was Joey
Okeechobee. The groom is the Landgren. The bridesmaids
son of Joey Landgren of Tampa were Lisa Thiboult and Rose
and Ann Hoskins of Okee-
chobee. Landgren and the groomsmen
were Troy Widdows and Bruce
The wedding ceremony was Jahner. The ushers were Justin
held at The Church of God in Fraser and Craig Mincey.
Okeechobee with Pastor Al Pad- The bride attends Indian River
gett officiating at the ceremony. Community College, studying
The bride was given away by cosmetology and will graduate
her father, Doug Thiboult. in June of 2006.
The church was decorated The groom is a United States
with white and pink rose petals, Marine currently residing in
palm trees, a beautiful white and North Carolina for further train-
pink rose archway, a candelabra ing.
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home by sister, Ay'Kereya Hardy.
His maternal grandparents are
Curtis and Annetta Hardy of Okee-
chobee.
Darrell Harden, Jr.
Amanda and Darrell Harden,
Sr. of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Darrell John Harden, Jr.
He was born Friday, Oct. 28,


2005, at Florida Hospital-Heart-
land Division -in Sebring. He
weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and
was 20 inches long at birth.
Darrell was welcomed home
by cousins, Layne and Aaron.
His maternal grandparents are
Linda and John Ashby of Okee-
chobee and his paternal grand-
parents are Dale and Renee Hard-
en of Okeechobee.
Darrell's great-grandparent is
Bertha Gould of Okeechobee and
his great-great-grandma is Thel-
ma Dutch Byars of Okeechobee.
Tucker Michael
William McGray
Jenni and Kelly McGray of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Tucker Michael William McGray
who was born Friday, Nov..25,
2005. Tucker was born at St. Lucie
Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.
He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces,
and was 19.5 inches long at birth.
Tucker was welcomed home
by siblings, Ashley Kate, Molly,
David and Rachel. His maternal


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OHS teams selling discount cards
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counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.

Toys donations needed
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Christmas to be given to children. Call Denna Scantland at (863)-612-
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Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
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grandparents are James and
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must be double bagged and disposed of with household garbage or in a
Class 1 Landfill in accordance with provisions of the Citrus Canker Eradication
Program. All businesses engaged in lawn & landscape maintenance, or
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Christmas CD sales to aid hospice


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Society donation
The Light Hearted Ladies of Blue Cypress (a Red Hat Society chapter), recently donated
$100 to the Okeechobee Presbyterian Food Pantry. The society would like to challenge all
of the other 'Red Hat' chapters in Okeechobee to do the same. The members of the group
are: (left to right), Jackie Abbott, Barbara Hench, Bobbie Stoltzfus, Doris Dunn, Jean
Richardson, Joyce Smith, Candy Shireman, Irene Renfro, Peg Cartier; and, (back row, left
to right), Shirley Magryto, Violette Bartley and Janie Elliott.


The Buckhead Ridge Moose
Lodge #2417 has drawn togeth-
er some of Okeechobee's per-
formers, singers, and karaoke
hosts to put together a Christmas
CD. Proceeds will go to Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Moose
Bell Tower located at Moose-
heart. The majority of the pro-
ceeds will go to Hospice of
Okeechobee.
There are 16 songs on the CD
from nine different performers.
The performers include: Debbie
Collins (Karaoke DJ), Bob
Williams (Karaoke DJ), JD
Folkens (Just Us Karaoke DJ),
Nellie Stanley (Karaoke DJ), Jay
Boree (Entertainer), Bonnie
Horner (Entertainer), Sandy
Doone (Sandoone Karaoke DJ),
Johnny B (Entertainer) and
Glenn Meyer (Saxman and the


Raulerson Hospital hosts supervisor's luncheon


The first HCA Treasure Coast
Administrative Supervisor's
Conference was held at Rauler-
son Hospital on Nov. 3, 2005.
Several administrative supervi-
sors from HCA Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center and
Raulerson Hospital were in
attendance. Brian Melear, Chief
Nursing Officer (CNO) and
Ricardo Pavon, Chief Financial
Officer (CFO), both of Raulerson
Hospital attended the luncheon.
The conference provided the
opportunity for supervisors to
exchange information between
the sister hospitals, establishing
better working relationships.
Following a tour of the hospital
and a video about life in Okee-
chobee, Ron Corrado, nutrition-
al services director provided the
luncheon for the attendees.
Ideas were exchanged for better
continuity of care between the
two hospitals. The conference
ended with a video by motiva-
tional speaker, Keith Harrell
entitles "Attitude is Everything."
All attendees agreed that it
was a very informative and pro-
ductive conference and all are
looking forward to Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center hosting


Possee). We would also like to thank
There are some traditional everyone involved in the produc-
Christmas songs as well as some tion of the CD. A lot of the help
guitar and sax playing on the CD. came from the% Moose Lodge
The CD's are selling for $10 each where we recorded the CD, all of
and are available at Rustic Ranch the performers, Mixes for You
Furniture, Crown Custom Corn- (David Padgitt) for the recording
puter, Lawrence Insurance equipment, all of the karaoke
Agency, Hospice of Okee- singers for singing and entertain-
chobee, the south post of the ing us, Bonnie Horner and Steve
VFW, the Buckhead Ridge Booth for post production, Rod
Moose Lodge, and the office of Forrest for distribution, and all of
Main Street. the retailers for selling the CD for
Even if you are not a big fan of us. Again, thank you to anyone
Christmas music, your purchase who has helped, including a spe-
of this CD will greatly help Hos- cial thank you which goes to the
pice of Okeechobee and show Okeechobee Wal-Mart for donat-
your appreciation to the per- ing all of the blank CDs and
former of Okeechobee who labels for this huge project to
help keep us entertained benefit Hospice of Okeechobee
throughout the year. and Mooseheart.






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The first HCA Treasure Coast Administrative Supervisor's Conference was held at Raulerson
Hospital on Nov. 3, 2005. In attendance were: (back, left to right), Cheryl Smith, RN, Carly
Metz RN, Barbara Cross RN, Lori Skoblicki RN, Johnna Wynn RN; and, (front, left to right),
Mary Palmer-Miller RN, Kathy Ladd RN, and Carol Walroth RN.
the next conference in Ft. Pierce and Raulerson Hospital are lead- progressive training for their
in December. Once again, HCA ing the .way in innovative and employees.


New Hospice Residence is becoming a reality


Hospice of Okeechobee has
submitted plans for the renova-
tion of their building so that it can
become a Hospice Residence.
They will begin the construction
necessary for their new Hospice
Residence in the coming weeks.
John Abney, of Abney & Abney
Construction, Inc., has been cho-
sen to be the General Contractor
for the project.
Mr. Abney stated: "There is a
tremendous need to assist those
that are affected by the terrible
disease of cancer. I lostmy wife
Sherry to breast cancer in 1997.
Hospice of Okeechobee provided
support in my time of need and
this is my way of giving back."
Lisa Blackman, Hometown
Hospice CEO, indicated that local
contractors have stepped forward
to donate their time to help the
project come to fruition: "Stan
Curren, of Curren Electric, and
Bud Neese, of Quality Air, both
just donated their services to help
Sus build our new blue volunteer
building. We will raise money,
through our yard sales, in the vol-
unteer building to support our
Hospice Residence. Both Mr. Cur-
ren and Mr. Neese are once again
offering their assistance for free to
help us build our new Hospice
Residence. This really represents
the spirit of giving that is present
in Okeechobee. It is truly unlike
any other community!" Ms. Black-


man went on to note that the Hos-
pice Residence will serve individ-
uals from Okeechobee and the
surrounding rural communities.
Individuals receiving care from
Hospice of Okeechobee will have
the option of living in the Hospice
Residence in the future. They will
be provided quality nursing care


in a home like setting 24 hours a
day,-seven days a week at the
facility.
Ms. Blackman stated that to
receive hospice services an indi-
vidual must have a life limiting ill-
ness. Examples would be cancer,
heart disease, lung disease,
Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's


Disease, and COPD.
Hospice of Okeechobee is the
only hospice that will have a Hos-
pice Residence in Okeechobee.
Hospice of Okeechobee has been
serving Okeechobee since 1983.
For further information, individu-
als should call Hospice of Okee-
chobee at (863)467-2321.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News
John Abney, General Contractor for the new Hospice Residence project, and Lisa Blackman,
Hometown Hospice CEO, submit building plans to Katrina Cook at the City Building Department.


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Community Events


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

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

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 Tor-
res memorial scholarship fund and the.OHS girls soccer team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kristen Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.

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


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

Church hosting Christmas cantata
The Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, choir will present
their Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. The pro-
gram, "He's Still the King of Kings", was written by Mosie Lister and is a
musical worshipping the Christ of Christmas. For information, call
(863) 763-6626.

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

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


Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 1th 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,tchecks should be made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach.

Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts ofOkeechobee, 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
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14 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 7, 2005


p Holiday Events


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Jenny Stewart
Jenny Stewart recently attended the Seventeenth Annual
Wildlife Habitat Council Symposium and awards banquet in
Baltimore, Md. Attending the banquet was David Carroll,
WHC chairman, and Jenny Stewart, Waste Management
Community Outreach representative.

Stewart attends WHC

awards banquet


Waste Management Commu-
nity Outreach representative
Jenny Stewart recently attended
the Seventeenth Annual Wildlife
Habitat Council Symposium and
awards banquet in Baltimore, Md.
The' Wildlife Habitat Council
(WHC) is a non-profit organiza-
tion comprised of corporations,
conservation organizations, and
individuals dedicated to restoring
and enhancing wildlife habitat.
Certifications are awarded to
groups who implement exempla-
ry practices and approaches to
protecting our natural resources
and the environment. Okee-
chobee Landfill was originally
certified by the WHC in 2003. In
its 2005 recertification application
Okeechobee Landfill Inc. pro-


posed to partner with the Okee-
chobee High School Environmen-
tal Science club to create habitat
for wood ducks by building and
erecting wood duck boxes this
spring. In addition, the Okee-
chobee Landfill has offered to
host four half-day educational
tours for the H20 Summer
Campers. Okeechobee Landfill
Inc. was recertified by the Council
on Nov 15, 2005. The Okee-
chobee Landfill looks forward to
a long relationship with the
Wildlife Habitat Council. Addi-
tional projects to protect and con-
serve wildlife will be undertaken
in the company's future. Anyone
interested in being a part of such
wildlife projects should call Jenny
Stewart at Waste Management.


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

Hospice Country Store
The Country Store will be held
in the Hamrick House, which is
adjacent to the Hospice Resi-
dence 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. 7,8,9, 12, 13, 14and
15. He will be in the park from 6
until 8 p.m. Goody bags will be
given to all the children. Pictures
with Santa Claus will cost $1.

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

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 dona-
tion. Entertainment will be pro-


vided by Jimmy Harper. For infor-
mation, contact Dennis Anderson
at (863) 763-60f69.

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

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

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

Grace Christian 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 perform-
ance will begin at 7 p.m. Both
performances are free, and will
be held in the Grace Christian
School Chapel. The cast will be
made up of students from the
third through 12th grades.


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

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


Lighted boat parade
The annual lighted boat
parade sponsored by the Qkee-
chobee Yacht Club will be' held
Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 6
p.m. in Taylor Creek behind Burg-
er 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 inter-
ested 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, Wednesday, December 7, 2005


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)
Showtimes: 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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5:50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4:50;
senior citizens are $4:50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.

Briefs

Barbershop singers
change meeting day
The group of men who sing a
cappella harmony in the barber-
shop quartet style have changed
their meeting night to Monday
evenings at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S. 441 N. Any one who enjoys
singing harmony is invited, and
urged to bring a friend. For infor-
mation, contact Charlie Bradham
at (863) 467-6347.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786. -
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Jordan Bernay at
(863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lending
Library, on the comer of northwest
Second Street and Second Avenue.
Entertain or educate yourself, using
486 audiocassettes, including audio
books, plus Christian romances and
575 videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report, pro-
grams for men, women or children,
a craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Decimal
System, the same as school and
public libraries. As a private library
we can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed Sun-
dayfrom 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 763-4021.
Libraryhosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-


puter 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 communicate
via e-mail with friends and relatives.
The more advanced computer class
will teach how to keep the comput-
er clean and how to send pictures.
You may also contact your local
libraries for these same classes. In
Okeechobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, information
tech trainer, at gabi@myhlc.org.


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please notify us prior to the
deadline listed. We will not
be responsible for more than
1 incorrect insertion, or for
more than the extent of the
ad rendered valueless by
such errors. Advertiser
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tent of an ad, and assumes
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is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to, accept
or reject any or all copy, and
.to insert above the copy the
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Shaearide 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memorlam 125
Fouid 130
Loat 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personat. 150
1pecil Notices 155
I9eMnbars 160


BABYSITTER NEEDED
10pm-6am. References re-
quired, Call for details
(863)763-3038.


FOUND ATV in Hendry County.
Contact Hendry Sheriffs De-
partment 674-4630 Ask for
Agriculture Investigator


RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in
Ft. Drum Area. Reward Please.
call (863)763-0466
RED NOSE TIC- Female,
Short, Vic of Country Village,
If found Please call
(863)673-0678,Reward
REWARD small white dog part
shihtzu, lost 11/26, 441 N past
Potter road. Named Carley,
(863)763-0881 or 261-1914


FREE FORD GRANADA- '84,
Was working 1 yr ago. No
tires/battery. You haul!
863-677-0750
FREE KITTEN, to good home,
light gray, wooly.
(863)763-7564
GERMAN SHEPARDS black
& tan, male 3yrs & female
4yrs. need fenced yard
(863)464-0305 or 736-3818'
KITTENS, Free to good home
only. Healthy & Happy.
(863)675-9218
PIT BULL PUPS 8 mos old.
2 males, 1 female. Free to
good homes. All shots up to
date. (863)763-7446,
One man's trash Is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classtfieds.



OKEECHOBEE- Thur-Sat, Dec
8th-10th, 8am-4pm, 2823
SE 35th Ave, Treasure Is-
land,. 16mm camera equip.,
bedding, dishes, Ig flower
pots, stereo, heater, air puri-
Ier, framed pictures, brass
finished twin headboards,
ceramic pieces (painted &
unpainted, custom made oak
table w/4 chairs, and lots of
misc items.


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Emplymen
Full Tim


Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230
A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY GOOD PAY,
(863)467-9800
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
Walpole, Inc. is looking for
.an outgoing personality with
strong customer service
orientation.
Accounts Payable
Experience is Preferred
The candidate should have
the ability to handle multiple
priorities, have strong
communication and
organizational skills and
an attention to detail.
Proficient computer skills
are a must. Bilingual
English/Spanish is a plus.
Send resume to:
ptougas@walpoleinc.com
fax: (863)763-7874
or apply in person:
269 NW 9th Street


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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.


C,
ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume
to 863-467-2402 or
apply within.
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
111 S. Parrot Ave.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


CARPENTERS/LEADSMAN
Top Pay & Truck. Local
Work. Call 863-357-6018
or 772-215-2728
LICENSED
INSURANCE AGENTS
You owe it to yourself to check
out our new contracts. WE
PAY PRODUCERS + we offer
2.retirement funds, Health Ins.,
Paid vacation, Convention trips
& more. Requirements: Hon-
esty, Hard work, Dependable
transportation, Confidential in-
terviews. EOE 4
561-966-1819
Fax 561-966-2435
Your. next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?


AnR oH .oive Parts
F/T DELIVERY DRIVER
Needed for
Okeechobee store.
(Original Equipment).
Clean driving record.
Contact Rosa Ward at
863-763-3939 or
Apply in person at:
131 SE8thAve.
in Okeechobee

LABORERS,
Water Well Drilling Co. needs
labor for drilling operation.
Need own transportation.
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Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able'to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MECHANIC with tools, great
pay A.pl, j1 A&B Repair, 712
N. FJ'In ..,w
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586'
NOW HIRING!
*Tow truck driver
*Fuel attendant/stock
: person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP

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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
PIZZA HUT
GRAND RE-OPENING
Now hiring all Staff & Drivers.
Apply at Okeechobee
restaurant location from
9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
S(863)467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
SURVEY FIELD PERSONNEL
for new Okeechobee office.
Top pay, benefits, experience
prefer red. Entry level position
also avail. Call 863-467-4599
and leave message or fax
resume to 863-467-6963.
Application available at
www.nsoeo.com
"Contact Us".
TRUCK DRIVER, CDL Class B
w/Air Brake. Competitive
Salary, Company
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401K. Apply in
person: W&W Lumber,
Hwy. 710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.


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Okeeclobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
BusinessOffice, 406 N.W. 4th Street


IMMEDIATE OPENING |
FOR:
A/C REFRIGERATION TECH
CNLY QUALIFIED AND
EXPERIENCED NEED APPLY.
Apply in person at
Emnry Walker Co., Inc.
208 S.V..5th Ave. Okeechobee
TOP PA0 401K PAID VAC. MEDICAL
EOE/DFWP



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


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

NOFW IHBINIi!!!
Full & Part Time
David HuddUestan

(CUTTERS
BARBER SHOP

467-8186

119 SE 8th Ave.
(Next to Zippy's Wings)
PICTURE POSITIONED AT CUSTOMER'S REQUEST

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


Okeechobee News





WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Contractor Information
Sheets Available At:

Okeechobee News
107 SMW. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Sales Consultant
Diesel Technician
Apply in Person to:
Okeechobee Motor Co. (Ford)
3175 Hwy. 441 S.


I MANAGEMENT


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

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


Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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



HELP WANTED, Carpenter
work...on my porch & floor
area inside my front door.
Looks like maybe two days
work for knowledgeable per-
son. I will pay decent price
of your quote. Com & look at
job & I will shop for the ma-
terials you list. 23 ml S of
Okee. on #441 phone Janet
at (772)597-5547.

KITCHEN HELP
Part Time
Must be able to work week
days & weekend evenings.
Apply at the American Legion
501 SE 2nd St. (after 10 am).

LOOKING FOR RETIRED
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. & Thurs& Thurs. 9am to
8pm 863-675-7410


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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Bulk Tank and Refrigerated
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erators. Independent Con-
tractors or Company Drivers.
CDL Instruction Program
available. (800)771-6318.
www.primelnc.com.


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welcome. Home Every
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Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances
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same week) Settlements.
olos and Owner Operators
Welcome. Requirements:
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ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115.
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046.
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P o s it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
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Tax Preparation 315



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aware of the charges. There-
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Child Care Offered4-15
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Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


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car and provide excellent


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service to our customers
everyday.


Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659,
AIR CONDITIONER- Miller, for
mobile home, $500
(863)674-1181
AIR HANDLER, 2 Ton, in good
condition. $150 or best offer.
(863)634-8407


RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SCHOOL DESK, Antique, Ex-
cellent condition. $250.
(863)467-9447
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent. condi-,
tion. $150. (863)467-8050
SHERATON 8 place rose pat-
tern, w/bread plates, Made in
England by Johnson Bros.
$350/neg (863)634-9620 ,


ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
new, never used. $50.
(863)357-0125
STOVE Glass top, white, like
new. $265. (863)675-0310
WASHER, Kenmore, White,
Used. Heavy duty. Excellent
condition. $200.
(863)467-1973
WASHER/DRYER- GE Hot-
point, white, heavy duty,
4yo, like new, $200 for both
(863)697-9884.


DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
CYCLES (2) asking $250 will
sell separate.
(443)691-7128
TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Lod. new. $250 See Dec
urnn YS Ad in Caloosa Belle


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


The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:









SO CALL TODAY!


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


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Stenciling for Beginners
Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur-
face, and you don't have to be an artist to have fun
and make quality stencil prints. All you need is a
full-color, 27-page guidebook, "Stenciling Made
Easy For Beginners." The book' features all of the
information you need to get started, plus step-by-step
instructions for nine projects. You'll learn tech-
niques such as swirling, pouncing and shading, what
types of paints and brushes to use, how to cut your
own stencils plus much more.
The projects include, a Frencl flower bucket, a
wooden planter (pictured above), a canvas vest,
designs for stenciling on walls, a tablecloth and nap-
kins plus four others.

Stenciling Made Easy for Beginners guidebook
(No. P9280)... $8.95
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Business II
Opporltlunities' 305


FLORIDA ROOM w/Vinyl Win-
dows. $1500. (863)634-5826
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.
SLIDING GLASS DOORS
(triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
NETS- good cond. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.



MOVEABLE WALL:
For Store Front w/Shelves
& Outlet. 9Hx16'Lx3'D.
(863)763-1187


IMAGINATION DESK by Leap
Frog, incl. cartridges & work-
sheets, like new, $30.
(863)467-2573


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. mpliam(amyway.com
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds


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


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
Drps Linen


The Lowest Prescription Pric-
es LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines, American
Physician owned.
(866)634-0720 www.global-
medicines.net.


HORSE SHOEING
* $25 For Trimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
Call Mauro M.
(863)532-0090
7 Days A Week. '. ,.

Landcap


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


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

Merchandise i



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.' Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.'
Services 6.70
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VC Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating &.cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.







\18 Okeechobee News, Wednescy, December 7, 2005


Gol Clbs
Equipment


SNAPPER & GOLF CARS

New Used Gas Electric
Custom Cars Service Parts
315 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
EZGO 863-763-6434 OYAMAHA


ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 20x
24" & 1 Small. By: Cooper.
Beautifully matted/framed. Exc.
cond. $500 863-467-7659
BLUE LTHER SOFA & DBL
ROCKER REC. w/center sec-
tion $300 for all will sell sep,
good cond. (863)357-4188
BUNK BED wood and metal,
top twin, bottom futon sized,
not used much. $150.
(863)634-1070
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
Desk & China Cabinet $175
for all, will sep.
(863)675-2992
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
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
76x41, light wood, cost
$1200 new asking $325
(863)946-3965.
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
SECTIONAL beautiful, dark,
w/2 recliners, great cond.,
Must sell, asking $1000/neg.
(863)634-2094
SIDE TABLE, White, small. $5.
(863)447-0002
SLEEPER'SOFAS -2 matching,
74" long, extra'slip covers, full-
size mattress covrd w/plastic
$200 will sep(863)763-0691
SOFA Like new. Paid $1000
only asking $400
(863)634-4139
SOFA & MATCHING LOVE-
SEAT, $80. (863)357-3509
STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634


SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Slip covered in jewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
(863)763-1861 Leave msg
SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom
cushions, wildlife scenery,
cost $1200, asking $425.
(239)340-8503
SOFA, love seat and chair,
Brown flowers good condi-
tion $150 (863)467-7664
after 5pm
STOOLS (2) Wooden w/cush-
ions. $10. for both, will sep.
(863)447-0002
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.
863)697-1350 or
863)763-2063.
GOLF CART Club Car, 2001,
Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
num bed, top. & windshield.
$2795. neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART Club Car, 2002,
Elec., Reconditioned. New bat-
teries/charger, top/windshield.
$2450. neg. (863)675-1472


BROWNING CITORI o/u 12
gaugew/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
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822



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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Patio Galley

It's the fight time of year for barbecues, and what
'could be easier than having all of your outdoor din-
ing needs at hand right on the patio? Now do-it-
yourselfers can build this convenient patio galley and
bring the kitchen outside, Featuring two shelves and
a drawer, the completed patio galley measures about
52 in. tall by 38 in. wide by 15 in. deep.

Patio Galley plan (No, 342),,. $8.95
Picnic Tables Package (No, C91)

Four other projects... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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ADBA AMER PIT BULL TERRI-
ER- Female, asking $200,
good hog dog
(863)357-1867.
AFRICAN GREY PARROT
W/large cage
$1000
(863)673-2483
AUSTRALIAN HEELER PUP-
PIES, mother is red, father is
blue, both on premises.
(863)612-5345
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$100 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BLACK MOUTH CURR- 8 mos
old, spayed, all shots, lively,
$50 (863)763-2539
BLOODHOUND PUPPY: Fe-
male, 7 mo's old. Great
hunting dog. $400.
(863)763-3910
COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmasl
$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
GERMAN SHEPHERD 3 yr.
old male, 4 yr. old female.
$50 each (863)763-8318/
464-0305
LHASA APSO- AKC, CKC gr
APR, Registered. Full blood-
ed. 4 1/2 yrs old. Great
w/kids $350 863-697-8308
MINI STUD HORSE- brown &
white paint, asking $400
(863)673-2483.
NEED to sell all variety breeds,
fancy pigeons & also Black
Java Chickens. In good health
$8 each. (863)674-0156
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
goat-$100 (863)675-0247
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.


ROLLING TRIPOD for video
camera. Greail 13 i Wiit,rilng &
.birthdays. 25
(863)357-3639



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



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


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,.
1601bs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756


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


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


CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9536 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC. LIFT CHAIR Excellent
condition. With cover. $400
(863)634-4139
SCOOTER, Motorized, Inside
/Out w/handle bars & Toshiba
Modern. Like new. Pd. $850
Now $400 neg 863-634-9620


CHRISTMAS ITEMS Look new
& in boxes. Talking fish, Angel
& Fisherman. All Mechanical.
$20 for all. (269)251-2581
1355, new in box, with boost
sim card, $125.
(863)634-2998
LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til-
ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old)
$250, Shore jacks $20, scroll
saw $30 (863)675-2992
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Call this newspaper or Ad-
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at (866)742-1373. Visit us
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DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539. V
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
MOVING DOLLEY Profes-
sional, oak, for organ/piano.
Excellent condition. $350 or
best offer (863)675-2596
ORGAN Baldwin Interlude.
Works. Good condition. Full
size w/ peddles. Very pretty.
$100 (863)357-1867
TAYLOR GUITAR, 614-ceab,
25th Anniv. model, maple
back & sides, spruce top,
$2,000. (863)467-9859
R mHBI. IM


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 B15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Carden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.. Supplies 860
Seeds..' Plants/'
Flowers 865




04 CAT BULLDOZER '69
model. Needs crank. All there.
$1300 (863)357-3981
TRACTOR- Ford diesel, w/at-
tachments $4500
(863)675-5001.


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
HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook., loves trails $2500.
(863)843-2495.



RIDING LAWN MOWER- 9hp,
28", Snapper, Liked new.
Rear eng. $275. See Dec
10Oth YS Ad Caloosa Belle
RIDING MOWER MTD Yard
Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
eng., runs & cuts great. Steal
at $325.(863)697-9884
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


GOATS For "sale $75
(863)697-3247


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, quiverarrows, 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 SOUND CENTER Box of
new but old vacuum $50 will
separate (863)763-7989


AIR COMPRESSOR- Ingersol
Rand, Commercial, $500
(863)801-1666
FLOOR HYDRAULIC TRANS-
MISSION JACK- like new,
$200 (863)675-4409
GENERATOR- 2500 watt,
Used one time, $300. or best
offer. (863)610-1000
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
TOOLS, Various w/life time
warranties, 3/8 & 1/2 drive.
$300. (863)763-3551


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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SSCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: DOOR: 36" for Flori-
da Room. Prefer brown. $15.
(863)763-2514
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




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available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376


MUSE, Wild Wonderful SW
Glades County, 2-20ac par-
cels. Great area to build your
Dream Home. Weekdays
863-634-1791 or Weekends
863-674-0128


LOTS (3) Banyon Village, Port
LaBelle, $35,000 each, Own-
er/Agent (239)472-9570.
OWNER SAYS SELL!!
Waterfront w/ water & electric
avail. Sea wall. 75ft canal
frontage. No fixed bridges.
Ready to build on, $155,000
Lawrence Associates
(800)543-2495


Pbic Noice


Singlewide w/separate storage
building. Price range $75,000.
Phone is fixed. Call me
Okee./Vicinity 772-465-4489

MobileHomes



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




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


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



OKEECHOBEE-In the country
Furn., lbr,1ba, on the river,
dock, all util furn, newly
renovated, $800/mo
(863)634-5864 Iv msg
S. W. In Town
2BR, 1 Bath Duplex, $600
Lease, No Pets 357-8303


DUPLEX ON WATER clean,
furnished, 1 br, 1 ba, w/boat
house & sun deck.
$900/mth. (863)357-0664
OKEE- 3br, lba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area. Near
Blue Heron. No pets $1100.
mo. + 1st, last, $500. sec
dep to move in
(863)610-1000
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
courthouse. $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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 10201)
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 apple Washer & Dryer, TV.
815-342-1477
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, House 2, Lots
in BHR. Dock, Seawall, More!
$279,500. (863)467-1077
MOORE HAVEN, Riverfront
Beautiful 2br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age $299,900. Steve 021 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


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


OPEN HOUSE
Sat. Dec. 10th, 10am-4pm
1423 SW 18th Terr. Okee.
3br/2ba, Det. Efficiency, Pool
863-467-0205/772-626-5113
Financing Available



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre moun-
tain view and riverfront
homesites from the $60s.
Gated community, custom
lodge. Near natural hot
springs. Don't miss out! Call
(866)292-5762.
BEAUFORT, SC BY THE SEA.
4BR 3BA CUSTOM WILLIAM
POOLE HOME IN PRIVATE
GATED NEIGHBORHOOD.
COMMUNITY CENTER,
POOL, TENNIS, AND LIGHT-
ED SIDEWALKS.
$ 6 2 5 0 0 0 0 0
( 8 4 3 ) 2 5 2 -7 6 4 5 .
jfward@hargray.com.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
P800)682-9951 Coastal
arolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolinalifes-
tyle.info.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded Water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, gol.f.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for mejoyment or in-
vestment 19.5 acres $6,142
down $510/Monthly. Infor-
mation Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP
MOUNTAIN, Western NC.
Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome
views! Acreage w/creeks &
log cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing
Available. (828)247-0081.
GRAND OPENING SALE Phase
2. Lake View Bargains! Wa-
Ster access from $34,900 w/
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Sat & Sun
12/10 & 12/11. Huge pre-
construction savings on
beautifully wooded parcels at
34,000 acre lake in Tennes-
see. Enjoy unlimited water
recreation. Surrounded by
state forest. Lakefront
available. Excellent financing!
Call now (800)704-3154 x
701.
MONTANA LAND AUCTION
1/05/06: Provides good in-
come & fantastic wildlife
habitat. +/- 1574.44 acres
offered in three tracts, miner-
al rights included.
(406)485-2399 or
(406)485-3698 www.mon-
tanalandauctions.com.
NEW! LAKEFRONT ACREAGE
On the Tennessee/ Kentucky
border. 1 to 6 acres from the
$40s., Incredible lake & sun-
set views. Own a private.
lakefront retreat call today.
(866)339-4966.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR
SALE Near Chattanooga.
Beautiful new lakeside com-
munity. 1 to 5 acre home-
sites from the $40s. Limited
number of private boat slips.
Call for appt.
(866)292-5769.
Tennessee Waterfront Land
Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
cels from only $9,900! Cabin
Package from $64,900! 4.5
acres suitable for 4 homes
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market! Call toll-free
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www.realtyofmurphy.com.



WANTED TO BUY 2 or 3br


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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
Mas de 40 trails sen-
clas in envertario. Listas
para sersantadas. En su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y bajo paga de mensu-
aladad. Llamme para
mas information.
863-673-2575.
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
Over 40 new Mobile
Homes in stock for im-
mediate delivery. Low
down payments, low
monthly payments.
FEMA and insurance
settlements accepted.
Call (863)675-8888
Palm Harbor
Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.
Palm Harbor Factory
Liquidation Sale
2005 Models must
go. Call for Free
Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.
SKYLINE- 93, 4BR, 2BA, Very
Clean, 14x66 $8000 You move
Call Ann 561-261-0775 or
863-467-4096

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 302,)
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
.$2500/neg. (772)559-8558
,BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 85
hp Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $15.00 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
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

Don't Miss

This One
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8700. (863)763-0944
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, '93 STARCRAFT,
24', with 2005 trailer, loaded,
refurbished, exc. cond.,
$6500. (239)823-1247
PONTOON BOAT '02, 22',
60h/p Yamaha, 4 stroke, tan-
dem trailer & trolling motor
$11,500(863)467-0284
PONTOON BOAT 1991, Fully
Loaded w/Trailer. $3500.
(863)634-5936
PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, W/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
PONTOON BOAT, 20', 50hp
Evinrude, ready to go fishing,
runs good, $3500.
(863)763-9417
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
(239)634-4040
SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', top de-
sign, Good condition. $1200.
Will separate.
(863)357-7406
SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615
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


SEADO'S XP's 1995 & 1996
w/dual trailer. Run excellent.
$5400 for both. Port St. Lucie.
(772)342-0942



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



AIRBOAT PROP, wood, new,
72LXL36, w/Combee prop
plate & 6 new bolts, $600.
(863)467-6696
IMm 30


FISHING BOAT- '85, Gregor
18' V, Aluminum, 50hp Yama-
ha, Exc. Cond. $2100. Buck-
head Ridge 606-584-8462
HARLEY- Road King, '06, Lots
of extras $23,500.
(863)801-1744
YAMAHA TW200 '00- on/off
road, 4 stroke, elec/kick
start. Iclds hitch mounted tilt
down RC Carrier. $1700
(863)467-0085.



ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
(863)674-1181.
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.
KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KTM,
65cc, new motor, all new
parts, runs great $1800/neg.
(863)824-8787
SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
SBike. $2900 Firm.
(863)634-5129
YAMAHA PW80 1993, Runs
good. Looks good. FMF
Pipe. $700. 954-275-8111
(863)357-1576


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
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 offer (863)467-8013 after
7pm
CHEVY CORSICA '90 New
battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1st $550 takes it.
(863)532-9700 / 467-1547
CHRYSLER SEBRING JXI '96
Convertible. Black w/black top.
New A/C & Brakes. $2800 or
best offer. (863)801-1363
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
FORD CROWN VICTORIA '95,
Really good, reliable transpor-
tation. $2500 or best offer.
(863)357-1896
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
FORD TAURUS STATION
WAGON, '87, runs good,
body good, $500.
(863)634-8019
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '96 au-
.to, cold air, real cleah, 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
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


SEARING JXI'99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(363)357-3830


IHEVY '41 Must sell! $2500
(163)7634551



CHEVY SIVERADO, '94, 4
viheel die, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)3811432
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3RD SEAT-or Ford full size
van, $45 (13)357-3751.
BUMPER UARD Cattle
Pusher, off '93 Chevy P/U.
Good shpe. $75
(863)467-15'
ELITE RIMS-4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $)0 or best offer.
(239)324-291
RIMS & TIRI- 20", Came off
a Dode. $1000.
(863)612-919
TIRES (4) uck/SUV Pirelli
LT265/75/1lgood tread left.
$100 (863)14-1479
TRANSMISSIN- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebui. $350 or best
offer. (863)47-8856


CHEV CREWiAB '91- runs
good, asking $2500
(863)261-49
Ford F100, '74ext. cab, short
bed, $100(or best offer.
(239)494-267 .
FORD F150 212 Club Cab, -
Long bed, 'od condition,
$10,500. (77)569-6285
FORD F150 5- 4x4 good
condition, wii camper top,
AM/FM, 10 Changer $5800
neg. (863)675-99.


TRAILER, Fli Bed, 8x20,
triple axl, $2500.
(772)569-6285
UTILITY TRAIL: New. 5x10,
Heavy DutyvRamp & Tilt.
$950. (863)3'-5754


CHEVY 1 Ton Vn 1996, Runs
good. New ires. $900.
(863)610-171i
DODGE WORI0VAN 1986 -
RAM 250, 3/; ton, cold a/c
runs greit $2500
(863)234-6041
FORD WINDSTIR VAN 1995,
Good condfion. $1995.
(863)610-041!

Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Wafokrce Development.Board of the
:Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a public meeting to which
all persons are invited:
Date&Time:Wednesday, December
14,2005-300a.m
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
S i. i.jr I

PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunitiet,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Workforce Oevelopment Board of the
City Center


Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatm recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
ON 98505 12/7/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on December 19,2005.
Unit #207 Harris
Unit #252 Beasley
Unit #52 Hazellief
102509 ON 12/7,14/05


INVITATION BI D EXTENDED
Call for Bids. PW-01-10-11-05
The City of Okeechobee has extended deadline for sealed bids from December 8,
2005 until December 15 2005 at 9 m Sealed Bids will be received by the
City of Okeechobee, General ServicEepartment, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Room 101,
Okeechobee. Florida 34974, (863) 73372 x218, after which time the bids duly
submitted will be opened and read alc Bids may be revoked after bid opening.
This project consists of resurfacing veling, paving and reconstruction of City
streets as specified and shown on drawings. All Bidders must be a current
State of Florida Certified General Conttor.
A complete bid package can be obtainfrom the General Services Department, at
City Hall, during normal office houslonday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except
holidays. There is a $100.00 non-refuible fee.
Envelopes containing Bid Proposashould be marked "Call for Bids No.
PW-01-10-11-05" and may be hanlelivered or mailed to the address listed
above. Facsimile or emailed bids will me accepted.
The City of Okeechobee reserves the rido reject any or all bid(s), with or.without
cause, to waive technical errors deer most advantageous to the City. All bid(s)
shall remain open for a period not toceed three hundred sixty-five (365) days
from the date of the bid opening.
Oscar Bermudez, PE., City Engineer
102298 ON 12/7/05


FLEETWOOD FLARE 1994,
25 FT, 39K mIs., 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
WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Gar.kept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.
314-640-3195