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Vol. 96 No. 343 Friday, December 9, 2005 50t Plus tax


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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
2350 S.E. 20th Drive in
Taylor Creek Isles
4055 S.E. 24th Rd. in
Vantage Oak Trailer Park
1065 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron Gulf Club
312 S.E. 8th Dr.
310 S.E. 8th Dr.

DRC closing
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency
(FEMA) Disaster Recovery
Center (DRC) located at the
Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center on S. R. 70 E.
will cease operations at 6
p.m. on Dec. 10.

Storm debris
removal to end
The Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT)
will begin its final pick-up for
hurricane debris in Okee-
chobee 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 Okee-
chobee Operations 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 regula-
tion of the local solid waste
management company.
Once the debris removal
process is complete, local
law enforcement may cite
violators for littering on state
right-of-way.

Drought Index
Current: 182
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.45 feet

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

Index
Classifieds . .10-12
Comics ........... 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........10
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion .......... 4. 4
Speak Out .........
Sports ........... 8.
TV ....... ......11
Weather . . .2
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Gene Roddenberry (right), president of Okeechobee Christian Cycles, hands over cash
and check donations of about $2,500 to Maryann and Bruce Swinford for Big Lake Mis-
sions on Saturday, Dec. 3. The cycling group met at His House Fellowship, Church of
the Nazarene prior to heading out on the fund-raising ride around Lake Okeechobee.
The funds go to provide food for those in need, according to Mr. Swinford. Big Lake Mis-
sions helps people one-on-one. Funds are also being raised for Big Lake Missions' Toys
for Tots Christmas giving program.

Motorcycle ride helps the needy


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The air was crisp and clear at
8:30 in the morning on the first
Saturday in December.
The sun shone brightly
against a pale blue sky.
In the parking lot of His House
Fellowship, Church of the
Nazarene, the rumble of motor-
cycle engines broke the silence
of a day still yawning to fully
wake up.
Slowly, surely, 26 leather-clad
cyclists boarded their cycles and
pulled out of the parking lot,
heading for U.S. 441 S.E. The
cyclists have shared many rides
together. However, this day's ride
would take about four hours and
visit communities surrounding
Lake Okeechobee, all in the
name of holiday giving.
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Gene Roddenberry (front) prepares to head out on a four-
hour bike ride early Saturday morning, Dec. 3. The ride
served as a fund-raiser for Big Lake Missions to provide
food for those in need. Mr. Roddenberry is president of
Okeechobee Christian Cycles and assistant pastor at His
House Fellowship, Church of the Nazarene. He was joined
by 25 members of the Christian cycle group on the ride.


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Complaint against
area builder
wasn't specific
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It remains to be seen what
will happen next in the continu-
ing controversy between the
Okeechobee County Construc-
tion Industry Licensing board
and a contractor from the coast.
At their meeting Tuesday
afternoon, the board voted
unanimously to drop without
prejudice their complaint
against Richard Valente.
They also discussed the fact


that those licensed as non-struc-
tural limited specialty contrac-
tors, commonly known as
handymen, need to acquire
insurance under workmen's
compensation.
Board attorney John Cassels
recommended that plaint against Mr. Valente's com-
pany, R. J. Builders & Renova-
tors, Inc. be dismissed without
prejudice. He assured the board
that action could be taken on
another petition against Mr.
Valente at a later date.
If the board chooses to take
action at a later date Mr. Cassels
suggested using "greater speci-
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A special recognition
Chelsea McNabb (left) a student at Osceola Middle
School, participated In World Wide Water Monitoring
Day at her school. As part of the event, which was spon-
sored by South Florida Water Management District, stu-
dents learned about the Importance of wetlands and
tested water around the school. She was recognized for
her participation in the event by Okeechobee County
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper. The
recognition took place at the Tuesday, Dec. 6 school
board meeting. The board also recognized Angel Garcia
(not pictured) for his participation.


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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 Look-
ing Back feature of this newspa-
per during the month of Decem-
ber.
Bring old holiday photos to
the Okeechobee News office at
107 S.W. 17th Street in Okee-
chobee during regular office
hours, Monday through Friday, 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. and we will
copy. the photos while you wait.
Or, e-mail photos as jpg attach-
ments to
okeenews@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.
Clerk's office
closes for luncheon
OKEECHOBEE The offices
of the Okeechobee County Clerk
of Circuit Court will close to the
public between noon and 1:30
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, for
their annual employee holiday
season luncheon.
The office will reopen to the
public at 1:30 p.m.
Property taxes
now being collected
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and person-
al property roll has been certified
by the Okeechobee -County
Property Appraiser and is open
for collection of taxes for 2005:
Residents of the city and
county can pay their property
taxes at the Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's Office in the
Alderman Building, 307 N.W.
Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as
follows: 3 percent on payments
made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 percent
on payments made Jan. 1, 2006
- Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments, made Feb. 1, 2006 -
Feb. 28, 2006; and, net if paid in
March.
For information on fire,
garbage and Country Hills road
assessments, call (863) 763-
9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863)
763-3421.
Young artists
to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local
young artists between the ages
of 10-19 are needed as appren-
tices to paint Okeechobee Main
Street's first mural project.
This competition is dedicated
to promote the involvement of
young Okeechobee artists in,
visual arts, as well as learning
and participating in the process
of painting a large mural under
the direction of professional
artists.
Young artists chosen will be
taking part in a historical event.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submit-
ted through a juried process.
Competition is now open and
will end on Jan. 6,2006. An entry
and artists' consent form is
required.
For information, contact Brid-
gett Waldau, mural and visual
arts chairperson, at (863) 467-
7300; or stop by the Okeechobee
Main Street's office at 111 N.E.
Second St. for an entry form,
consent form, rules and art sub-
mission 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 following 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 persons $40,100; seven
persons $42,850; and, eight
persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications
for this program are by appoint-
ment only. To make an appoint-
ment for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The
Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.


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ficity" which he said was lacking in
the original notice.
"It's fair to everyone involved
that it be done properly," he added.
He also advised the board to not
discuss the issue at that meeting.
The matter first came up when
a Taylor Creek Isles homeowner
complained to the board at their
April meeting that Mr. Valente had
done shoddy work in repairing her
storm-damaged home, and left it in
worse condition than it was before.
The board consequently fined
Mr. Valente $500 and suspended his
right to secure building permits in
Okeechobee County for six
months.
Mr. Valente's lawyer, Bruce
Kaleita, alleged in a lawsuit filed last
month against the board that his
client was not given due process of
law. He claimed his client was not
informed of the specific charges
against him and was not given a
written order signed by the chair-
man of the board stating the
board's decision. Both actions are
required by law, according to Mr.
Kaleita.
"I don't think this case is


Ride
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The group comprised members
of Okeechobee Christian Cycles,
headed by Gene Roddenberry,
president. They were participating
in a fund-raising ride to benefit Big
Lake Missions.
At the outset of the ride, the
group had already collected about
$2,500 in cash and checks from
themselves and others in the com-
munity. And they hadn't even col-
lected the donation cans that had
been placed in various businesses
around town.
Following a brief meeting that
preceded the ride, Mr. Roddenber-
ry presented the donations to
Bruce and Maryann Swinford.
"All of this money goes to help
those in need the homeless and
others," Mr. Swinford said.
He said they help people who
come into town off the highway or
street.
"A lot of those people can get
housing, but no food," he
explained.
Mr. Swinford stressed that Big
Lake Missions helps people one-
on-one.


resolved by a country mile," said
Mr. Kaleita after the meeting. "I
intend to keep the lawsuit active."
Mr. Kaleita was present at the
board meeting, but did not address
the board.
"There is something seriously
wrong with the board and the
building official (Arnold Verwey),"
Mr. Kaleita asserted.
He said he was taken aback by
what he called the board's hasty
action to hide the wrong they had
done to his client. He said the
board violated the county's own
ordinance and state statute.
"This board needs serious help
-- it is an abomination," he said.
"He (Mr. Verwey) had no ideawhat
was going on."
When asked for his comment
on Mr. Kaleita's statements, Mr. Ver-
wey said, "I can only row with the
oars given me, referring to the ordi-
nances passed by the board of
county commissioners. I can do no
more or no less than the ordinance
tells'me."
Turning to another matter, Mr.
Verwey stated that he intended to
send out a letter to all registered
handymen stating that the resolu-
tion governing them requires that
they be licensed as a sole propri-
etorship. That would mean they
have to have workmen's compen-


"We get their names and deliver
food to them right where they are,"
he said, adding that they don't
make them fill out a form or go
through a long, drawn-out process
to get help.
"We just give them the food,"
he said, matter-of-factly.
Mrs. Swinford cooks six days a
week and the Mission feeds any-
where from 15 to 30 homeless and
needy people each of those days.
On this day, Mr. Swinford is driv-
ing a blue pickup truck with the Big
Lake Missions flag waving in the
breeze from its bolted down spot
in the truck bed. His position is rear
guard to protect the cyclists. Mr.
Roddenberry is the point driver.
A few feet from the turn off of
U.S. 27, heading towards LaBelle, a
tailpipe fell off one of the motorcy-
cles and Mr. Swinford passed the
whole line to get to the front of the
pack to stop them. He advised the
driver of the lost tailpipe, but the
driver opted to not return for it.
Once in LaBelle, the cadre of
motorcycles stopped at a restau-
rant for a home-style breakfast. In
less than an hour, the riders were
back on the road.
Traffic thickened as the day
wore on. In the towns surrounding


station insurance. He said that the
20 handymen currently registered
are registered as corporations.
Now they will have to supply proof
of insurance or a waiver.
The letter went on to state all
contracts must be in writing and
not exceed the scope of the license
or $1,000 in cost. The letter also
quoted the portion of the ordi-
nance that requires a $25 registra-
tion fee for each job.
"Although the ordnance
became effective April 8, 2004, we
will strictly enforce the ordinance
on Jan. 1, 2006," the letter contin-
ued.
"This letter will have enormous
ramifications," Mr. Verwey stated.
He said that since the ordinance
went into effect, his office has never
received a single $25 registration
fee.
Upon verification that he had
the proper credentials, the board
voted to sponsor Wade Lawrence
to take the examination for lawn
sprinkler/irrigation and the busi-
ness and law exam.
A complaint against Mark
Troendle doing business as TNT
Construction was brought by
Cristie Schmidt. The complaint was
tabled until next month at the
request of Mr. Troendle's attorney.


the lake LaBelle, Clewiston,
Pahokee adults and children
alike waved to the cyclists as they
passed by.
During the meal, Carrie Mills
talked about what the ride meant
to her. She has only been riding
about nine weeks and this was her
first long-distance ride. She rode a
nearly new Harley 883 Sportster,
which was low to the ground and
easy to handle because of her short
stature, she said.
"If ever there was a reason to
ride, this is it," she said.
The benefit motorcycle ride is
just one event Big Lake Missions is
participating in during the holiday
season.
In addition, the organization's
11th .annual Toys for Tots holiday
collection for needy children is
under way with a deadline of Dec.
22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of infant to teen
are needed.
They will also accept gifts of
turkeys, hams and all the trim-
mings for Christmas dinner. Fami-
lies can be adopted by calling Big
Lake Missions at (863) 763-5725.
Checks made out to Big Lake
Missions Outreach will also be
accepted.


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Mrs. King and her South Elementary fifth grade class prepare to load their collected bottles
onto the recycling truck.


Waste Management employees spoke to Mrs. King's fifth grade class about the importance
of recycling and gave an interactive presentation. The students answered questions regard-
ing some of the information they had just learned. Several students were awarded Waste
Management hats for their correct answers. Hat winners are: (from left to right), Rylee Mar-
tin, Derek Schwartz, Stephen Jose, Da'Tron Smith, Stephen Geary, and Sadie Buenaventura.


South students learn the importance of recycling


Melissa King, a fifth grade
teacher at South Elementary
School, is teaching her students
about the importance of recy-
cling. Her students are involved in
Jiminy Cricket's Environmentality
Challenge. Since Sept. 26, Mrs.
King's class began collecting
sport drink bottles they con-
sumed at lunch. In addition to
sport drink bottles, the students
also diverted many plastic water
bottles and soda cans from the


trash. Mrs. King's class collected
1,426 bottles.
Mrs. King's class needed to get
the bottles to a recycling facility, so
they contacted Waste Manage-
ment. Waste Management com-
munity outreach representative
Jenny Stewart, Hauling Company
supervisor Chris Hickman and
route manager John Boak came to
Mrs. King's class Friday, Dec. 2 to
help in the next phase of the recy-
cling process. The Waste Manage-


ment employees spoke to the class
about the importance of recycling
and gave an interactive presenta-
tion. Then the students answered
questions regarding some of the
information they had just learned.
Several students were awarded
Waste Management hats for their
correct answers. Students viewed a
chart of neighborhoods currently
receiving curbside recycling collec-
tion. They identified if their neigh-
borhoods were part of Waste Man-


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Christopher Baker, 21, Mon-
roe Ave., Arcadia, was arrested
Dec. 5 by Deputy M. Collier on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with amended viola-
tion of probation burglary of a
structure and grand theft. He is
being held without bond.
*Jessie J. King, 59, N.E. 13th St.,
Fort Pierce, was arrested Dec. 5 by
Deputy M. Collier on Okeechobee
County warrants charging him with
the sale of cocaine, the sale of


cocaine, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and possession of
cocaine with intent to sell. His total
bond was set at $100,000.
Amanda Lee Robertson, 25,
N.W 19th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 6 by Deputy Timothy
A. Higgins on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation- grand theft;
violation of probation possession
of marijuana; and, violation of pro-
bation possession of a controlled
substance. She is being held with-
out bond.
Adam Brantley Osceola, 18,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 6
by Deputy Anthony Kibler on a
felony charge of possession of
cocaine, and misdemeanor
charges of possession of marijuana
under 20 grams and possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond was
to be set.


Charles Hurley, 30, S.E.
Thanksgiving Ave., Port St. Lucie,
was arrested Dec. 6 by Deputy
Bryan Smith on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon. His bond was set at
$20,000.
Chad A. West, 32, S.E. 29th
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 6 by Deputy Kenneth Sarros
on a felony charge of possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. His bond was set at
$11,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Obituaries


agement's recycling route. Stu-
dents also learned that everyone in
Okeechobee can recycle by bring-
ing their recyclable items to the
Ninth Avenue Recycling Facility.
Next the class went out to the
bus loop and put their bottles into
a recycling roll-off container,
brought by Waste Management.


The students watched all of their
hard work pay off when the Waste
Management truck departed for
the Materials Recycling Facility in
Martin County. Waste Manage-
ment representatives commended
the students for their efforts and
then answered many insightful
questions the students posed


regarding solid waste, collection
and the landfill. Mrs. King's class
gave the Waste Management rep-
resentatives a special gift. They
presented their visitors with
unique arm bands only available
through the Jiminy Cricket pro-
gram. The students plan to contin-
ue recycling sport drink bottles.


Local student honored by Who's Who


Mary-Royce Lookabill, daughter
of Mr. Earl Lookabill of Okee-
chobee, has been selected by Palm
Beach Atlantic University as one of
the country's most outstanding
campus leaders by "Who's Who
among Students in American Uni-
versities and Colleges".
A campus nomination commit-
tee and editors of this publication
have included the name of Mary-
Royce Lookabill in the 2006 edition
of "Who's Who among Students in
American Universities and Col-
leges", an annual directory of out-
standing students first published in
1934. This honor is awarded to stu-
dents who display outstanding
achievements, not only in scholarly
endeavors but also participate and
exercise leadership in extracurricu-
lar activities.
Over the past 70 years, the
Who's Who program has honored
and rewarded the individual
scholastic excellence of outstand-
ing campus leaders. This presti-
gious award is one of the greatest
honors annually conferred by the
American academic community.
Mary-Royce Lookabill joins an
elite group of students selected
from institutions of higher learning


throughout the United States.
Palm Beach Atlantic University
is an interdenominational Christian
university in downtown West Palm


Beach with an enrollment of nearly
3,200. Founded in 1968, PBA offers
bachelors, masters and profession-
al degrees.


Community Events

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace
at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863)
763-2488.
Food pantry reopens
OkeechobQe Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott.Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.


Missionary
Malinda Henry
Missionary Malinda Henry was
born Jan. 17, 1915, in Blountstown
to the late Will and Mattie Smith.
She was the third of five children.
Although she had no biological
children, she was a surrogate
mother to her nieces and nephews.
On Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at
5:10 a.m., in the cool of the morn-
ing, her life book closed.
Missionary Henry spent the
majority of her life in and around
Okeechobee. Missionary Henry
was married to the late Elder Bur-
ton Henry. While living in Okee-
chobee, she was the owner and
manager of Malinda's Cafe. In
1958, Missionary Henry moved to
Rochester, N.Y., where she was
employed with the Beechnut Baby
Food Company until her retire-
ment. After retiring, she moved
back to Okeechobee. Missionary
Henry was a faithful member of
Benjamin Davis Temple Church of
God in Christ, where she served as
Missionary until her health failed
her.
Memories will linger with her
family of one brother, Benjamin
(Mary Lee) Smith of Sarasota; one
sister, Beatrice Willis of Syracuse,
N.Y; a step-daughter, Diane (Peru)
Price of Tampa; three grandchil-
dren; seven great-grandchildren; a
host of nieces and nephews; and,
sorrowing friends.
There will be a visitation on Sat-
urday, Dec. 10, at Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church, 1258 N.E. 13 Ave.,
Okeechobee from noon until 1
p.m., with the service following at 1
p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Lucy Bradley Howard
Lucy Bradley Howard, age 59,
died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at
Tampa General Hospital. She was
born Aug. 24, 1946, in Okee-
chobee and raised there. She
moved to Pompano in 1991, and
then to Clearwater in 1996. She
was a member of the First Baptist
Deans Coast Church, The Eastern
Star, and was a missionary and
choir member at the First Baptist
Church. She enjoyed church, wor-
ship, and her service to God.
She is survived by: her siblings,
Catherine and Joe Jackson; her
husband, John Henry Howard,
Sr.; her sons, John Henry Howard,
Jr., Larry Lee Howard, Stephen
(Demetrius) Howard of Largo,
Kim Barnabus Howard, Stacey
Renorris Howard, Corby Denard
Howard, Jermaine Marlon
(Leslie) Howard of Puerto Rico;
her daughters, Lorrietta (Earl)
Howard Johnson of Jacksonville,


Pamela Howard, Tarsha Marie
(Willie) Ross of New York; grand-
children, Jemell Akeem Howard,
Latieya Masheka Howard, Brittany
Sherrell Howard, Yasmonda
Natieya Howard, Carmaine Lar-
rice Howard, Kim Barnabus
Howard, Jr., Jamar Tyheem
Howard, Deron Dontay Howard,
Jakeem Shakil Howard, Kaylin
Howard, Jarvis Jakye Howard,
Atlantis Dominique Johnson,
Quashante Howard, Jyquantis
Malik Howard, Hykeem Jamell
Howard, John Henry Hoard, III,
Sir Jarrodd Jacarrio Howard, Ozell
Edward Hall, III, Jermaine Marion
Howard, Jr., Delton Marquel Hall,
Joshua Howard; and, many God-
children.
The graveside service will be
held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11
a.m., at Evergreen Cemetery,
Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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PLAQUE: I'm another taxpayer who is upset with these county
commissioners. How can they justify paying $11,000 for a pedestal to
put a plaque on when the same thing can be down with four screws
and awall? If this means so much to them and their egos, let one of the
contractor commissioners build it and donate the pedestal to the
county. Commissioners, don't try and take an ego trip on my tax dollar.
Please post the phone numbers of the five commissioners so I and my
fellow taxpayers can call them and let them tell us how they can justify
this $11,000. (Editor's Note: The phone number to the office of the
county commissioners is (863) 763-6441.)

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Community Events

ad Litem toy drive under way
The Guardian ad Litem Program is collecting new unwrapped gifts
for children ages birth through 18. The local drop-off box is located in
the new Okeechobee Judicial Center, 312 N.W Third St. Boxes will be
picked up Dec. 15. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
Grace Christian presenting holiday play
The Grace Christian School Drama Production Program will be
presenting the play "A Holiday Carol" on Thursday, Dec. 15. The first
performance will be at 8 a.m., and the evening performance will
begin at 7 p.m. Both performances are free, and will be held in the
Grace Christian School Chapel. The cast will be made up of students
from the third through 12th grades.

Church hosting Christmas musical
Oakvjew 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 SW. 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 I467--828.

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 Tay-
lor Creek behind Burger King. The parade will continue down
Taylor Creek and turn left at Lock 7, then coginue 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.

Eastern Star plans breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128 of the Order of the Eastern Star will
host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 8 until 11
a.m. for a donation of $5. The menu will include scrambled eggs,
bacon, sausage, ham, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, grits,
potato casserole, fruit, coffee and orange juice For information, con-'
tact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.





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Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Any-
one interestied in a sen ibii a. ppi'oar. I. i. 'n-i weight and becoming a part
of a caring group is weic.,mne i, m .ii -,e what we areall 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
atS.E Lakevriew and Center Avenue in Sebring. -,;i .--i -,? for members
and $6 for guesi-: 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 .Oui Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Ch urch of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St Thns is an oprin peal-. er meeting.

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles hold a ride every Saturday, weather
permitting Beginning Dec. 3, the group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Nazarene
Church 425 S W 28ih St The ride will leave .at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interested
in riding is invited. For info,rmaio:n, contact i fully Stewart at (863) 610-1251;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6527; or, Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-
help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxi-
cating drugs and a desire to nia.E -a e i-r'ii -in:.i:. ,l ,, [_.: .Ci ,-I, .n e _,
It's an open discussion group For informna,:,iin .:'a i Ii :.!i,- .i3 ii.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited, Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV lesiing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; ;L-' ii,':.-;,
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, e lu, .li'oi.i materials and prevention
tools. Gall (863) 634-93-l4u0o 18631 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at 1863 4,167-95-10 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m..until noon at the ..u.,. i-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee County
4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension oflir: al iit. i 763-6469.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W.Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E.- Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.P to 18631 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers mee- .-i 9 n1 in. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church. .312 Noinh P.rron A... E.ei./r.one 'i.h. eni:, i: i;r ;s
inviled. For inlormaihon or io schedule. a a n -ppe.irancr [.:., l ,ii :. -,' ri:iri-[ioni
or group, coniaci Paisy Biack al 186-3 1l7.- 063.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is open
to anyone interested in Iracing their an,.esi.r Tre inriu.i i ii:.'r:i is
$10 per person and $12 lor a laniivy For inf.:,rn- iinri .all Eve at (863) 467-
2674; or visii heir we': sie ai hrp r \','w rooil 'we ,:.rIn!-flgso.
Tuesday
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace'
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Hall k863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building. 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
.come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
llnternanonal Geneai.-,gical Index), Social Security Death index and military.
inlormalion available For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.'
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Reslauranl. 700 S. Parron Ave All Roiariarns and ihe pubiNi .,e ini,,Ild. For
informalton, conlaci Bill Barliefl at 863)l .16.-4663


Community Events

Santa to visit park
Santa Claus will be in City Hall Park Dec. 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.
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 provid-
ed 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 partici-
pants 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 oi ,::.,:h 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 Iiriis-ii as 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-
ed 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.
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-
Ii. ,1 call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Church hosting Christmas play
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
host the musical/drama entitled "A Smokey Mountain Christmas -
Change of Heart". The play will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6
p.m. and on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Food will be served fol-
lowing the Sunday night performance for a donation of $6. For
information, call the church at (863) 763-4127.
Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
designed clinical nutrition class in his office at 916 W.N. Park St.
on Monday, Dec 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The class is free to the
public. For details or information, call (863) 763-4320.


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OPINION






The Okeechobee News, Friday, December 9, 2005 5


The flu can be costly for businesses


The Center for Disease Con-
trol (CDC) in Atlanta has advice
for employers: Tell employees to
stay home when they are sick.
Every year, American busi-
nesses lose thousands of man
hours and billions of dollars in
lost productivity due to sick
employees in the workplace.
These losses come from the
reduced productivity of those
who are not feeling well but try-
ing to work anyway, and the
multiplication effect when other
employees are exposed to the ill-
ness.
According to the CDC, illness-
es like the flu and colds are


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caused by viruses that infect the
nose, throat and lungs. The
viruses spread from person to
person when an infected person
coughs or sneezes.
According to a study by Har-


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Certified board member
-Okeechobee County School Board Member Joe Arnold
was recognized at the Dec. 6 school board meeting by
Dr. Patricia Cooper, superintendent of schools, for
achieving the status of Florida School Board Certified
Board Member. It requires 96 hours of classes to become
certified. Mr. Arnold completed 153 hours.


vard University, the problem of
employees coming to work
when they are sick costs United
States companies around $150
billion annually in lost productiv-
ity. The report, published in the
November 2004 edition of the
Harvard Business Review, states
that an employee who comes to
work sick is not only less pro-
ductive, but also spreads the
germs to other employees.
Studies by Cornell University
and the American Medical Asso-
ciation agree. Employers can
save money in the long run by
encouraging the sick employees
stay home, instead of coming to
work and infecting other work-
ers. About 40 percent of the
employees questioned in these
research studies said they caught
the flu at work, from another
employee who came to work
sick.
How do you know if you are
contagious? In general, the
germs which cause colds and flu
may be passed from person to
person, anytime you are sneez-
ing or coughing. (When you
sneeze or cough, if you don't
block it with a tissue, infectious
droplets can spread up to three
feet away.) So each person must
make a judgment call, whether it
is a cold or something more seri-
ous. The spread of germs from a
cold may be controlled by using
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Community Events


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 ani-
mals, booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be there: For infor-
mation, 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 north-
east sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast sec-
tion 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 11th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of toys is
currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are
turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Families
can be adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863) 763-5725. For.
monetary donations, checks should be made out to Big Lake Mis-
sions Outreach.
Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts of Okeechobee, Pegasus Service Unit are collecting
baby items to aid local families impacted by the recent hurricanes.
Items such as diapers, unopened formula, baby bottles, baby wipes,
baby food, etc. are needed. There are collection boxes at local ele-
mentary 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.
Special New Year's Eve party planned
A safe, supervised New Year's Eve party designed to keep young
people out of trouble will be held at The Gathering, at the corner of
Old Dixie Highway and Eagle Bay Road, from 6 p.m. until midnight.
There will be free food, games, music and a car will be given away.
New class available at IRCC
A class will be available at the Indian River Community College
Dixon-Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., for coaches, anyone
with physical education on their certification or other interested par-
ties entitled. The class is entitled Care and Prevention of Athletic
Injuries IRCC reference number 86771. The class will run for three
consecutive weekends beginning Jan. 6-7, 2006. This will be a three-
credit class that will cover what to look concerning sports injuries, the
prevention of sports injuries and how to protect yourself from poten-
tial'lawsuits. For information, contact Candi Walker at (863) 467-6778.


Shared Services meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday,
Jan. 13, in the Okeechobee County School Administration boardroom,
700 S.W Second Ave. The public is invited. For more information, call
(863) 462-5000, ext.257.
Participants needed for MLK parade
The organizers of the Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Day
Parade on Jan. 16 are seeking participants in the form of floats, vehicles,
marchers and horseback riders. Those interested should call (863) 610
0973. Participants should line up the Douglas Brown Community Cen-
ter at 9:30 a.m.
Gospel pianist to be in concert
Gospel pianist Anthony Berger will be in concert at the First Baptist
Church, 410 S.W Fourth St., on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, and
can be purchased in advance at the church office until Jan 12. Tickets
will also be on sale at the door. For information, call (863) 763-2171.
OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.
Toys donations needed
Cowboys for Christ Hand and Hand Ministries is in need of toys for
Christmas to be given to children. Call Denna Scantland at (863)-612-
0640 and we will pick them up or you may deliver them.
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are Sat-
urdays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also need-
ed to work on the following committees: public relations, fundraising,
legal advice, family support and volunteer coordination. An experi-
enced bookkeeper is also needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can rnow accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be-given a Red Cross
receipt.
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact the
County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-
8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in
the County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.
DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays have
to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five through
eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006,
marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa
Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christo-
pher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades
nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in
History Medals will be presented to the contestants. The winner from
each school will receive a monetary award. For information, call (863)
763-2492.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.
Salvation Army needs bell ringers
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for its bell ringers pro-
gram. Bell ringers can sit down and ring the bell for one hour or one
day, it's your choice. If you would like to volunteer to help the Salvation
Army, contact Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427. The bell ringer program is
the Salvation Army's basic fundraising program during the Christmas
season.
Farmer's Market resumes normal hours
The Farmer's Market will be held every Thursday in Flagler Park. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.


Church holding youth services
The North of Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will hold youth services every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.
There will be fun, food, fellowship and a brief devotion. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1066.
Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations
are always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441
S.E. For information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, 'aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
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8 SPORTS


Native rangeland restoration program benefits quail


Bobwhite quail, once com-
mon throughout much of the
southeastern United States, went
into a sustained population nose-
dive 25 years ago. Fortunately, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) is on
the case with a special project to
provide financial and technical
assistance to private landowners
willing to help the species.
"This may be the last real
chance for private landowners in
Florida to save a proud southern
tradition, wild quail hunting," said
Lee Taylor, an FWC biological
administrator.


Hunters in Florida bagged 2.5
million quail annually during the
1960s, but now they take less than
250,000 wild quail each year.
According to the Northern
Bobwhite Conservation Initiative,
Florida's quail population
dropped between three and five
percent each year for a total,
decrease of 70 percent since
1980. Experts say it is merely a
symptom of a much larger prob-
lem-the loss of quality habitat.
The Environmental Incentives
Program (EQIP) aims to reverse
the downward trend in bobwhite
quail populations on Florida


rangelands by providing technical
and financial assistance to
landowners, without unduly bur-
dening them.
Under EQIP, landowners and
biologists work together to devel-
op management plans for bob-
whites. The state offers landown-
ers long-term financial incentives
in the form o cost-share payments
for prescribed burning, brush
management (double-drum
roller chopping, disking, and her-
bicide application) and plantings
for wildlife habitat. Often, these
management practices already
are in use by veteran land stew-


ards, making their implementa-
tion under EQIP relatively painless
and financially helpful.
While bobwhites are the focal
species for' this project, other
wildlife species, including wild
turkeys, white-tailed deer and
songbirds benefit from these
management practices.
To maximize the long-term
effect of the project, contracts will
include conservation plans for
maintenance and management
for a 10-year period. The last day
to enroll in EQIP is Dec. 15. The
FWC may extend the deadline to
encourage new applications.


IRCC announces volleyball coach's clinic


The Indian River Community
College volleyball program will be-
hosting a coach's clinic on Jan. 15
from 2 until 5 p.m. for local volley-
ball coaches. The' clinic will fea-
ture nationally acclaimed volley-
ball athlete Rita Buck-Crockett,
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IRCC announces holiday baseball camps


Area high school baseball
team members -.Hit a Homerun
this December. Indian River
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Camp and a Hitting Camp for
area high school sophomores,
juniors, and seniors. Campers
will learn the fundamentals of
hitting, pitching, and catching at


IRCC's state-of-the-art baseball
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noon until 3 p.m. and the Hitting
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Dec. 28, from noon until 3 p.m.
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"Landowners should have a
minimum of 20 acres to enroll.
However, the larger the tract, the
more likely it is to benefit quail
and other wildlife in the long
run," said Taylor.
EQIP is part of a larger regional
initiative to increase bobwhite
quail on private lands throughout
the Southeast. Funding for EQIP
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States Department of Agriculture
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collaborative partnership among
the FWC, USDA Natural


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University of Georgia, University
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"The time for serious recovery
efforts to begin is now, before
quail populations get so low
widespread recovery efforts
become financially and biologi-
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OHS discount cards
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The OHS Brahman boys and
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The card offers continuous dis-
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throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase


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At the Movies -


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 9,
through Thursday, Dec. 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Chronicles of Nar-
nia" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7,
and 9:25 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:25, 7, and 9:25 p.m. Monday
at 3, and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:25, 7, and
9:25 p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the LUne"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:20, 7, and
9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7,
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7, and 9 p.m. Monday at 3,
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7, and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124 several days ahead of
,i and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon. If there-are any
questions, please contact. Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth
to eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler,
18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed; however, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details, call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.


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Please call (863)983-7024
RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in
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Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
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(863)763-5586
Need Delivery Man apply at
804 East North Park Street
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conditioning and automotive electrical. Welding and fabrication
experience is a plus, but not required.
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information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


iEpomeni .
Full Time 0205


Full impoymntI ^
me 020


HEDGER AND TOPPER OPERATOR
For large citrus farm mgmt. Co. Must have experience.
Good pay & working conditions, great benefits and
401K plan available. Request appl. at Blue Goose
Growers, 16050 W Orange Ave, Ft. Pierce, call
(772)461-3020, Ext. 101, or fax resume to:
(772)468-4669. DRUG TESTING REQUIRED;
EQUALOPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


NOWHIRING!
*Tow truck driver
*Fuel attendant/stock
-person


Training will be provided
Ior responsible people
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
bee reimbursement. For a
e limited lime, qualified ap-
ICAl plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-


up uubonu. pply at
Ft. Drum Cilgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP

SURVEY FIELD PERSONNEL
for new OKeecnobee office
Top pay, benefits. expenence
preferred Enlv level position
jlso avail Call863-167-.4599
arad leave message or \ta
resume to 863-467-6963
Application avaiaDle at
www.r iseo.com
'Coniaci Us'
TRUCK DRIVER, CDL Class B
w/Air Brake Compelive
Salary, Company
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance. 401K. Applyin
person W&W Lumber,
Hwy 710, Inirilrown
Drug Free Work Place

Need a few more Ducks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classilelds


MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Oveecnobee County
to work w/children& .;
adolescents for In-home,
school based & office. M-E
Master's degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898



HELP WANTED, Carpenter
work on my porch & floor
area inside my front door
Loots like maybe two days
wolk for knowledgeable per-
son. I will pay decent price
ol your quole. Corn & 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 Amerdcan Leoion
501 SE2nd St. (after 10 am).

LOOKING FOR RETIRED,
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. & 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


Financial




Op tlu 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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


HORSE SHOEING
* $25 For Trimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
Call Mauro
(863)532-0090
7 Days A Week.
Lanscape~m
Contractors.


Merchandise



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, Lines & 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
MItcelaneaus 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665.
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Sate e 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy '740


AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
.$1075 (954)309-8659
AIR 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


REFRIGERATOR. Full size, Ex-
cellent condition $100. or
best offer (863)673-5618
SMALL UPRIGHT FREEZER,
gas range, refrigerator freeze
top, must sell all $350
(863)357-1076
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.


BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO -
Crestline tandem bike, excel.
*cond. $250 (863)357-7406
DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
CYCLES (2) asking $250 will
sell separate.
(443)691-7128


Fr-nitu


TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Like new. $250 See Dec
10th YS Ad in Caloosa Belle


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


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. mpljam(myway.com


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358


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
HP DESKTOP runs Windows
\P Home Ed. Pdnter included.
Excellent condition._$400
(863)983-7269 LeaveMsg.
SCSI CD-ROM,/External, 24x
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
i:omplete with all cables, etc.
1.15 (863)675-5981


OUILT- 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


ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 20x
24"' & 1 Small. By: Cooper.
Beautifully matted/framed. Exc.
cond. $500 863-467-7659
BED, Full size. Complete, Mat-
tress, Boxspring, Frame &
Headboard. Lik: new. $100.
or best offer. 863-357-6703
BED: Twin w/mattress, box-
spring & frame. Very good
condition! Almost brand new.
$60 (863)634-2094 Jennifer.


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,
721, 72"w. Beveled glass drs
$400 neg. (863)357-1741
COUCH & LOVESEAT, with ot-
toman, red & green stripe,
like new, $300 or best offer.
(863)357-6775
COUCH- 7ft, flower design,
perfect condition, 3 cush-
ions, $50 (863)467-4175.
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
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
FUTON- Black, Good shape.
$35. or best offer
(863)673-5618
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
sage
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
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,
cos 1,$1200. akni,, $425
(2 39)3;40-18503
SOFA, love seat and chair,
Brown flowers good condi-
tion $150 (863)467-7664
after5pm


STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634
STOOLS (2) Wooden w/cush-
ions. $10. for both, will sep.
(863)447-0002
TABLE & STOOLS Diner's
50's style. Red & chrome.
Very nice. $300
(863)697-0014
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
gauge w/choke tubes, and
aluminum carrying case
$1100(863)467-0746
COMPLETE HANDGUN &
LONG GUN REFERENCE LI-
BRARY 32 leather bound vol.
$300 (863)697-2033
RIFLE- 22 Cal. with scope Ex-
cellent condition $125. Cell
(502)931-8101
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or, trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822



HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829
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,
160lbs of weights, additional
weight' lift bar $80
(863)467-5756
I e Ie I
TABLE LAMP- built in, shade
is taupe velour, $35
.(863)946-0766.
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CRAFT-MATIC BED-Complete
i.5!1:.1: (863)634-9,536 or
.(863)763-9527
ELEC. LIFT CHAIR Excellent
condition. With cover. $400
(863)634-4139


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types of paints and brushes to use, how to cut your
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12 Okeechobee News, Friday, December 9, 2005


BOOST MOBILE 1215 Charger
$10 and $10 for Boost Mo-
bile case (863)467-0826
BOOST MOBILE 1215 sim card
(2) needs minutes $25 for
both, $15 each
(863)467-0826
CEILING FANS (4) 52" good
condition, $80 for all will sell
separate. (863)763-5011.
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



DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539.
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier: $300. (863)673-3860
MOVING DOLLEY Profes-
sional, oak, for organ/piano.
Excellent condition. $350 or
best offer (863)675-2596
ORGAN Baldwin Interlude.
Works. Good condition. Full
size wI peddles. Very pretty.
$100(863)357-1867
TAYLOR GUITAR, 614-ceab,
25th Anniv. model, maple
back & sides, spruce top,
$2,000. (863)467-9859


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
r$1 00each. 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
CAT. LEOR & Yellow lab mix -
11 months old, all shots, all
vac, and spade $25 to good
home only (863)610-1093
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES UKC
reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
(863)763-3073
COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmas!
$1500. (863)634-6483
DOGKENNEL, 6,6x10x6, 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 or
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
SHIH-TZU, female, 2/ yrs.
old, $400. (863)697-3346.,
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6pm.
LaBelle area.

PoorBSBE B3


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



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



HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per-
son 51x82 inches New heater
elements $1500/neg.
(863)467-0071 before 8pm
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7.751


Pbic Noice


SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Commercial Grade, Leather,
w/new motor & table, $300.
(863)697-0014


COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
left handed, Pollinton laser
scope, quiver,arrows, re-
lease, target & case, asking
$550 neg (863)467-9101.
COMPOUND BOW- New, in
case & accessories. Will
trade for shot gun. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.



BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer
(863)763-8943.
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.

41,





WANTED: DOOR: 36" for Flori-
da Room. Prefer brown.
(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



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
-U



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




TRACTOR- Ford diesel, w/at-
tachments $4500
(863)675-5001.


APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
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.



LAWN MOWER Murray 12.5
hp, 40" deck, runs good,
$350/neg. (863)634-5095
LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4',
Balloon Tires. $275.
(863)357-5754


RIDING LAWN MOWER- 9hp,
28", Snapper, Liked new.
Rear eng. $275. See Dec
10th 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
Scott's Garden Lawn tractor,
16hp 42" mower, good con-
dition, $500 (863)675-7290
call for appointment


GOATS For sale $75
(863)697-3247


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 9-45
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEECHOBEE-In the country
Furn., lbr,1ba, on the river,
dock, all until turn, newly
renovated, $800/mo
(863)634-5864 Iv msg


DUPLEX ON WATER clean,
furnished, 1 br, 1 ba, w/boat
house & sun deck.
$900/mth. (863)357-0664
OKEE- 3br, 1ba, 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, $9,00 mo. +
sec. dep., 4/2 on water
w/above ground pool & 2 stor-
age sheds, fenced in, $1200
mo. + sec. dep.
(863)824-0981



OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
BUILDING
Newly Renovated
Hwy. 70W. Frontage
1275 S.FE+
Limited Parking
$1750/mo. + Utilities
(863)467-8889
RENT-A-SPACE
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831

Rooma t 0'950


ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee-
chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
borhood. Full house privileges.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property -Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl1060
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


READING A NEWSPAPER...


BEAUTIFUL REMODELED, 2
BR, 1 BA. on NW 6th St. New
kitchen/bathroom. $87,500.
Must see! (863)357-0348
CBS Home: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
Close to school & town.
$185,500. Call for appoint-
ment. 941-232-6346
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
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup &A/C.
From $45,000
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1-800-330-6623


LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, House 21/2 Lots
in BHR. Dock, Seawall, More!
$279,500. (863)467-1077
New 4 Bed/2Z/2 Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Home!
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376




PERFECT PRIVATE SETTING!
4br 2ba On 5 wooded acres
w/ lake. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376


Five Acres, small pond, land
cleared, Lake Okeechobee
area, pad for house in place,
$160,000. (561)346-1682
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.
RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
(863)467-8889
RUNWAY PROPERTY 1 acre.
2 hangers & 1 mobile home.
River access. 4K ft lighted
strip. $189K (561)756-4586.


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



WANTED TO BUY- 2 or 3br,
Singlewide w/separate storage
building. Price range $75,000.
Phone is fixed. Call me
Okee./Vicinity 772-465-4489


Mobile Homes




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
FACTORY AUTHORIZED
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HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
,move. (863)467-4808
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,.
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


Palm Harbor
Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.

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2005 Models must
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Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SKYLINE- 93, 4BR, 2BA, Very
Clean, 14x66 $8000 You move
Call Ann 561-261-0775 or
863-467-4096


SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Recreation



Boats ";005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 1035



AiR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
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. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
$3850. (863)763-6854
CAMPER ENCLOSURE- for
20ft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
(863)763-5011
FIBERGLASS BOAT 17/2, tri
hull, 85h/p Evinrude. trailer w/
new bearings, tires & wheels.
$750 (865)924-9228

Don't Miss

Tbi One
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Sen,
$8700. (863)763-0944
LOWE'S BIG JON BOAT -14 ft.
w/ trailer. Trolling motor
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995 (863)467-7340
MERCURY '69 10 horse
power. $150
(801)673-6926
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 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 lbs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
(239)634-4040
SEA EAGLE- '01, 12 1/2' in-
flatable. '02 15hp mercury
includes equipment. Runs
great $1750. (863)467-0187
SEA KAYAK- 17', top design,
Good condition. $600.
(863)357-7406
V BOTTOM BOAT 1948, 12
Ft., Aluminum. Very good con-
dition. $300. 863-824-0801


DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331



FLEETWOOD FLARE 1994,
25 FT., 39K 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

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WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Garkept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.
314-640-3195


Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000.
(863)467-8186/941-1331


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



OUTBOARD MOTOR 225 -
loes 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


FISHING BOAT- '85,, Gregor
18' V, Aluminum, 50hp Yama-
ha, Exc. Cond. $2100. Buck-
head Ridge 606-584-8462
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331
HARLEY- Road King, '06, Lots
of extras $22,000.
(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.
SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2900 Firm.
(863)634-5129
YAMAHA PW80 1993, Runs
good. Looks good. FMF
Pipe. $700. 954-275-8111
(863)357-1576


Automobiles |




Automobiles 40'05
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars -015
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 405-5
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 1070)



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. t1s $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 clean, runs
good, $1800 (772)461-4044
LINCOLN CONT. '91 light
pink, burgundy leather interior.
Needs transmission & wind-
shield $500 (239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR very
nice, very clean Must see to
appreciate $4500
(863)634-4076


LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '91,
Cartier, silver, 126k miles,
sun roof, well kept, $1950.
(863)467-6060
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 -
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
$1100/neg. (863)517-1753
MERC COUGAR '91- good
condition, new tires, just ser-
viced asking $2000 or best
offer (863)677-4001.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '95,
white, $2000 or best offer
(863)467-0987
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
fine $800 (863)467-9358


SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821
SEABRING JXI '99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(863)357-3830


CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500
(863)763-3551
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.



CHEVY BLAZER, '89, $1,000.
(863)467-4650



GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gis,
w/winter top, $1950.
(863)763-4545/260-450-22



3RD SEAT- for Ford full size
van, $45 (863)357-3751.
BUMPER GUARD Cattle
Pusher, off a '93 Chevy P/U.
Good shape. $75
(863)467-1547
ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires $500 or best offer.
(239)324-2891
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
(863)612-9879
TIRES (4) Truck/SUV Pirelli
LT265/75/16 good tread left.
$100(863)634-1479
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P275-55R20 & 3 Dodge
Mag Wheels. $300
(863)467-1901.
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


CHEV CREW CAB '91- runs
good,' asking $2500
(863)261-4999
Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
bed, $1000 or best offer.
(239)494-2647
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, -
Long bed, good condition,
$10,500. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '95- 4x4 good
condition, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer $5800
neg. (863)675-8999.
ISUZU PICKUP 1993, Runs
good. Clean w/topper.
1400. (863)467-9288
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827


CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
(863)763-4617
TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg. (863)634-5095
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569'-6285


, CHEVY 1 Ton Van 1996, Runs
good. New tires. $900.
(863)610-1716
DODGE WORK VAN 1986 -
RAM 250, 3/4 ton, cold a/c
runs great $2500
(863)234-6040
FORD WINDSTAR VAN 1995,
Good'condition. $1995.
(863)610-0412
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-275
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARYJULIAFEWELL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
SYou are hereby notified that an Order Oe-
terming Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the
Estate of MARY JULIA FEWELL, De-
ceased, file Number 2005-CP-275, by
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
'County, Florida, Probate Division, tIhe
address of which is 312 NW. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; that the decedent's date of
death was October 1, 2005; that the
total estate consists of exempt home-
stead real property and exempt per-
sonal property; that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
JACOB C. FEWELL, 17155 N.W. 144th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
DONAL C. YATES. 2706 S. 26th Street,,
Ft. Pierce, FL 34481


JUOITH A. KUHNS, 606 E. Lakeshore
Dr., Cocoa, FL 32926
ANDREW F. YATES, P.O. BOX 274,
Okeechobee, FL 34973
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is December 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Jacob C. Fewell
17155 N.W. 144th Avenue
SOkeechobee, FL34972
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825
By: TomW.Conely,lIt
Florida Bar #096482
100660 ON 12/2,9/05


II PbfcNtc I


NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 22nd day of November, 2005, a
Resolution was adopted pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Flonda Stat-
utes, whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated, closed, abandoned, renounced
and disclaimed all rights of the county and the public in a county right-of-way fur-
theor described as follows:
That portion of the unnamed street nght-of-way between and adjoining Lots 5 and 6,
Country Meadows subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
5, Page 83,'public records o- Okeechobee County, Florida
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissione's
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissione's
102705 ON 12/9/05

HE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 21st day of December, 2005,
at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Jodicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida, offer sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described to-wit:
50 shares of common stock in Zenith Petroleum Co., Inc., representing Fifty (50%)
percent of the outstanding shares of the corporation.
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court,
the style of which is:
TIPU HASAN AHMED,
Plaintiff
Vs.
M.A. AZAM CHOWHURY,
Defendant
and the docket number of which is: 2004-CA-151.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 23rd day of November,
2005,
SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk ofthe Circuit Cout of
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY:/S/Carol White
Deputy Clerk
1004890ON 12/2,9/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-276
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE W. DeSALVO,
a/k/a MARIE DeSALVO,
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
Tihe administration of the estate of MARIE
DeSALVO, a/k/a MARIE DeSALVO,
deceased, whose dale of death was
September 27, 2005, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 057-03-6518,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of whimh is 312
N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is December 2,2005.
Rennae Sweda
Personal Representative
497 S.W. 21st Street -
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
y: Tom W. Conely, IlI
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for w
Personal Representative
100771 ON 12/2,9/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2005-CA-317
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
SCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SABR
2004-OP1 MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES
2004-OP1,
Plaintiff
vs.
PAUL ALAN HILL
A/K/A PAUL ALLEN HILL, et a],
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAUL ALAN HILL A/K/A PAUL AL-
LEN HILL and UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF PAUL ALAN HILL A/K/A PAUL AL-
LEN HILL
(Current Residence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 21, SECTION
10, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGES 34A-0, INCLUSIVE, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO ALL
EASEMENTS OF RECORD.
TOGETHER WITH A 2000 SKYULINE DOU-
BLE-WIDE MOBILEHOME, VIN
#80510417MA&B.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, or Marshall
C. Watson, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49tb
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 on or before
12/30/2005, a date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first publica-
tion of this Notice in the Okeechobee
News and lile the original with tile
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintilff's attorney or immediately
Thereafter: otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complain.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk Ollice not lat-
er thanseve n (7) days prior to thepro-
ceeding at 304 N 2ND STREET,
ROOM 101, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or
Telephone (941) 763-3131 or
1-800-955-8771 TOD.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 23rd day of Nov. 2005.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By:/s/Carol White
As Deputy Clerk
100390 ON 12/2,9/05

NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARO OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Michelle Wade-Pena, LPN.
2064 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
CASE NO. 2005-00198
LICENSE NO.: PN 117161
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you,
a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Philip Monte, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution Services
Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin
#C65, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3265 (850) 414-8126
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by January 4,2005,
the matter of the Admioistrative Com-
plaint wilt be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nursing in an
informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
indMidual or agency sending this no-
tice not later than seven days pnor to
'the proceeding at the address given on
this notice. Telephone:
1850) 414-8126, 1-600-955-8771
ITBD) or 1-890-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
102909 ON 12/9,16,23,3B/2005


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2005-CC-235
JUDGE: SHIRLEY M. BRENNAN
GENARD ESPINOZA,
Plaintiff
vs.
VIRGINIA ENDICOTT, if living, the Estate
of Virginia Endicott and the heirs of
Virginia Endicott, if deceased; ROBERT
ENDICOTT and AMERICAN GENERAL
FINANCE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VIRGINIA ENDICOTT whose last
known address was 900 Northeast
64th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34973 and all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against VIRGINIA
ENOICOTT and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest in the property herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint to quiet title on the following de-
scribed real property, to-wit:
COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24'08"
EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE
FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREE
04'22" EAST PARALLEL WITH THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR
A DISTANCE OF 282.00 FEET, FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 0 DEGREE 04'22"
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 E-
GREES 24'08" EAST PARALLEL WITH
THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREE 0422" WEST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
24'08" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF
100.00 FEET TO THE-POINT OF BE-
GINNING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING
A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 SECTION
17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA AND ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS
LOT 1310, OF AN UNRECORDED
PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to JOHN D. CAS-
SELS, JR., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is Post Office Box 968, 400
Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34973, on or before the 23rd
day of December, 2005, and file the
i,-1 ,- ,-. .,IP ', .n ..n .
ney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint. This Notice shall be
published once each week for four (4)
consecutive weeks in the "Okeechobee
News."
DATED this 17th day of November,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Carol White
Deputy Clerk
99106 ON 11/25;12/2,9,16/05
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a public meeting of the Ex-
ecutive Committee to which all per-
sons are invited:
Date & Time:'Friday, December 18, 2005
-8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St.Lucia, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Worktorce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
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 Developnent Board of the
Treasure oast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Flodrida 34952
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 verbatim 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 9851112/09/05


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