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Vol. 96 No. 348 Wednesday, December 14, 2005 504 Plus tax


Briefs

OHS wrestling
match postponed
The Brahman wrestling
match against Sebastian River
High School scheduled to take
place on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at
the Okeechobee High School
gym has been postponed until
some time in 2006.
The new date will be pub-
lished as soon as it is available.

Holiday
decorations
If your home is decorated for
the holiday season why not let
everyone in the community
enjoy it?
Simply call us at (863) 763-
3134 and ask for Dee or Eric, then
give us your address and we'll
publish it so that everyone can
drive by and see your display.
Homes decorated for the
holidays can be seen at:
*313 S.W. 67th Drive
e1475 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron Golf & C.C.
04 Hunter Road in Buckhead
Ridge
02350 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 Golf & C.C.
*312 S.E. 8th Dr.
*310 S.E. 8th Dr.
*2933 S.E. 35th Ave.
*2228 S.E. 38th Trail in Taylor
Creek Isles
*211 24th St. in Buckhead
Ridge
*All of Kissimmee River Estates
02801 S.E. 18th Court
*Real Life Children's Ranch,
7777 U.S. 441 S.E.
@5270 N.W. 30th St. (Mitchell
Road)
oPalm Village Ranch, entrance
is on 44th Blvd.

Inside

Lady hoopsters
end losing streak
The Lady Brahman basketball
team broke their losing streak
with a 53-24 win over the girls of
Inlet Grove in a strange twist of
events Monday night at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
With less than two minutes
remaining in the third period, the
Lady Brahmans were up 53-24
when the Inlet Grove coach for-
feited the game to the Brahmans.
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Drought Index
Current: 217
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.27 feet


Lake level
Last Year: < ,-
15.86 feet .*J /
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in feet
above sea level.)

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Local tradition: Cantata is in its seventh year


Submihed io mine Okeechooee News
The 2004 Okeechobee Community Choir presented "Let Heaven and Nature Sing" at
Okeechobee's First United Methodist Church.

Cantata said to be 'stimulating'


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Another Okeechobee Christ-
mas tradition will be taking
place this weekend at the First
United Methodist Church with
the seventh annual Christmas
Cantata, "A thrill of Hope" with
Handel's "Hallelujah! Chorus"
and other seasonal favorites.
The cantata will be present-
ed by the Okeechobee Commu-
nity Choir under the direction of
Sandy Perry.
This year's cantata, which
Ms. Perry describes as "invigor-
ating" and "stimulating" will
feature the recently renovated
pipe organ of First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. that Ms. Perry said
has a "wonderful" sound.
Also new this year will be a
marimba ensemble from Avon
Park. In addition, the presenta-
tion will include a piano-organ
duet and a pipe organ solo.
Besides new instruments,
the cantata will feature two new
soloists -- local businessman
Steve Walker, and Sergeant Vic-
toria Williams from the Okee-
chobee City Police Department.


Suomittea o10 me uKeecnobee iNews
Tommy Markham and Douglas McCoy sing a duet at the
Okeechobee Community Choir Christmas Cantata in
2003. They will be singing as part of a men's quartet in
this year's presentation.


Ms. Perry said that working
with this choir has given her a
newfound respect for the talent
in Okeechobee.
Rehearsals began in Octo-
ber. Most of the 58 choir mem-
bers have met for two hours
every Sunday afternoon since
the beginning of rehearsals.
Members of this year's choir
represent 13 churches: Church


of Our Saviour, First Baptist
Church, Fountain of Life, First
United Methodist Church,
Northside Baptist Church,
Oakview Baptist Church, Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church,
Parrott Avenue Christian
Church, Peace Lutheran
Church, Sacred Heart Catholic
See Cantata Page 2


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man and woman from Fort
Pierce are in the Okeechobee
County Jail after they were
arrested for allegedly inviting
people into their RV to smoke
illegal narcotics.
Charged were Arthur L.
Owen, 42, of a Cabana Lane
address and Rosetta A. Malina,
40, of a Juanita Avenue address.
Both were charged with posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to
sell, possession, of marijuana
over 20 grams and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Their bonds
have been set at $30,500 each.
According to a press release


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It looks like the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners is in for a marathon
session Thursday.
Because of the Christmas
holidays, they are meeting only
once this month. Consequently,
the board's agenda contains 36
action items plus presentations
on Rural Land Stewardship and
the airport master plan.
There will eight public hear-
ings for requests for changes in
zoning. Another public hearing
will be conducted for the pur-
pose of amending an ordinance


Arthur L. Rosetta A.
Owen Malina
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the two
were arrested Saturday, Dec. 10,
at the BP Station locatedon S.R.
70 W. The department had
received a call that Owen and


to correct erroneous legal
descriptions. Yet another public
hearing will be held to consider
adoption of a resolution author-
izing use of the uniform method
for the levy, collection and
enforcement of non-ad valorem
assessments beginning with the
2006 fiscal year.
The board will consider five
requests for preliminary plat
approvals for proposed subdivi-
sions.
Paul Ritter of Habitat for
Humanity is scheduled to
request the purchase of four
county-owned lots for his organ-
ization to use to construct hous-
See Agenda Page 2


Country singers ride in parade


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Call it fate, luck, or just plain
"by accident", but through a
series of mishaps many Okee-
chobeans were introduced to
the music of country singers
Pete Miles and Crystal Little dur-
ing the week of Dec. 5.
As a result of those mishaps
and having met up with several
townspeople, the duo rode in
the city's Lighted Christmas
Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10.
They are planning to, return to
what they call the friendly, wel-
coming people of Okeechobee
in the near future, according to
their sales and entertainment
manager Rex Lusk.
"We're getting calls to come
back to Okeechobee," Mr. Lusk
said. Those calls are from peo-
ple who heard them sing in
local night spots during their
stay.


They hadn't planned on
staying so long in Okeechobee.
But here is how serendipity
worked it out, as told by Mr.
Lusk.
"We traveled all over the
country for four months. We
were releasing the CDs and the
DVD video (Pete Miles' CD
"Stone Country", DVD "Fairy-
tales", and Crystal Little's CD "A
Little Bit of Me"). The video will
be aired on Country Music Tele-
vision in the future.
"On Monday, we went to
radio stations in Fort Myers,
then to Naples, then on to Fort
Lauderdale. Tuesday night we
were in Port St. Lucie. Then we
were on our way to the Okee-
chobee radio station [WOKC].
"While going through town,
we hit some rebar and punc-
tured a tire. The guy that came
out to fix it, Ed Harmon, asked
why we didn't stay in town for
the night, and we ended up


playing at Brewski's. The peo-
ple fell in love with us.
"The next day, we were
ready to leave and the cooling
fan for the generator system
went out. We called on Ray
Trent. He fixed the fan and invit-
ed us to his club, Alibi's. He
called the owner of Good Spirits
and we went there next, and it
was a packed house. The peo-
ple kept following us wherever
we went."
Someone suggested they
ride in the parade and they con-
tacted the Chamber of Com-
merce. They decorated their
tour bus and after the parade
entertained at a party north of
town.
"Now we're getting calls to
come back to Okeechobee,"
Mr. Lusk said.
He is working out the details
of when that might be.
See Singers Page 2


UKeecnooee News/Auarey DIackwen
Country singers Pete Miles (left) and Crystal Little joined the
Okeechobee Lighted Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 10.
They had spent a few days in town entertaining at several night
spots and promoting their new CDs "Pete Miles/Stone Coun-
try", and Ms. Little's "A Little Bit of Me". Mr. Miles has also pub-
lished a DVD titled "Fairytales".


Pot, cocaine



is reportedly



found in RV


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Commissioners


will face busy


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News Briefs

Old holiday
photos sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee News is seeking photos of
local Christmas celebrations from
1980 or earlier (25 years ago or
older) for use in the Looking Back
feature of this newspaper during
the month of December.
Bring old holiday photos to the
Okeechobee News office at 107
S.W. 17th Street in Okeechobee
during regular office hours, 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
attachments 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 Okee-
chobee 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 lunch-
eon.
The office will reopen to the
public at 1:30 p.m.

Property taxes
now being collected
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collection
of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 3 percent on payments made
Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 percent on pay-
ments 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 assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-
3421.

Young artists
to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local young
artists between the ages of 10-19
are needed as apprentices to paint
Okeechobee Main Street's first
mural project.
This competition is dedicated to
promote the involvement of young
Okeechobee artists in visual arts, as
well as learning and participating in
the process of painting a large
mural under the direction of profes-
sional artists.
Young artists chosen will be tak-
ing part in a historical event.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submitted
through a juried process. Competi-
tion is now open and will end on
Jan. 6, 2006. An entry and artists'
consent form is required.
For information, contact Brid-
gett Waldau, mural and visual arts
chairperson, at (863) 467-7300; or
stop by the Okeechobee Main
Street's office at 111 N.E. Second St.
for an entry form, consent form,
rules and art submission format.
Information is also online at
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com.

Foley's aide
here on Dec. 15
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours in Okee-
chobee County on Thursday, Dec.
\15, in room 106 of the at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St., from 8:30 until
10:30a.m.
Ms. Decker can also be reached
during these hours by calling (863)
763-6441. '

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now loan


up to $172,632 for housing mort-
gages for very low and low-income
applicants.
For prequalification for this loan,
call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
seat for one of our homebuyer
classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Project HOPE
offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE People who
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Helping
Our People in Emergencies), 1600
S.W. Second Ave., at (863)634-
1410, for crisis counseling and refer-
ral to various agencies.


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Pedestrian killed


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A 23-year-old Okeechobee
man was killed over the week-
end when he reportedly walked
in front of an oncoming vehicle
on S.R. 70 and was struck.
According to a press release
from the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP), Jeremias Mendez Gomez
was killed around 11:48 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 10, when he
reportedly walked directly into
the path of a 2005 Chevrolet pick
up truck driven by Morgan Eddie
Lumpkin, 40, also of Okee-
chobee.
FHP Trooper Saundra L. Batie
stated in the press release that
Mr. Gomez was walking across
S.R. 70 from the south shoulder
to the north when he apparently


walked directly into the east-
bound lane and into the path of
Mr. Lumpkin.
Trooper Batie stated that Mr.
Lumpkin steered his 1-ton pick-
up into the westbound lane to
avoid hitting the pedestrian, but
Mr. Gomez was hit by the front
end of the truck. The truck came
to final rest immediately after hit-
ting Mr. Gomez.
At the time of the accident Mr.
Gomez had no form of identifi-
cation on him, stated the troop-
er.
Mr. Lumpkin's truck sus-
tained an estimated $1,000 in
damage.
The accident remains under
investigation.


Loans help replace


storm-damaged homes


Agenda
Continued From Page 1
es. One of the lots is in El Mira Sol
and is not large enough for a build-
ing site and does not have public
water and sewer. Another of the
lots is also in El Mia Sol; the other
two are in Playland Park and Dixie
Ranch Estates.
Property Appraiser Bill Sher-
man will address the board con-
cerning pending litigation.
The much-discussed Okee-
chobee County Fair Association
will be discussed once again as
Linda Svfrelb presents an amended
charter andbyla\\ sifor the associa-


Drugs
Continued From Page 1
Malina were allegedly asking peo-
ple around the convenience store
to enter their 1983 Dodge recre-
ational vehicle to smoke illegal nar-
cotics.
After arriving on scene, OCSO
Deputy Rick Voss spoke with the
couple who denied the allegations.
Deputy Voss asked permission
to search the RV but the owner,
Malina, refused to grant permis-
sion. Malina was then searched
and the deputy reportedly found a
small box on her person. The box,
states the release, contained sever-


tion.
Cathy Friedman is scheduled to
address the board concerning safe-
ty issues in Viking.
The long awaited report and
recommendations concerning
Taylor Creek and tributary canals
sediment removal will be present-
ed-by Gene Schriner of Craig A.
Snith & Associates.
Commissioners will consider
grants for two affordable rental
housing projects; grants for two
affordable senior rental housing
projects; and, will discuss pro-
posed changes to the Local Hous-
ing Assistance Plan. .
In other action, the board is
expected to:
S award a bid for purchase of an


al suspected cocaine rocks.
Deputy Voss next utilized K-9
Rex to do a free air sniff around the
exterior of the RV and Rex indicat-
ed a positive alert to the vehicle.
A search of the RV reportedly
turned up 2.0 grams of suspected
crack cocaine, 22.6 grams of sus-
pected marijuana and several
pieces of drug paraphernalia.
According to the release, $1,837 in
U.S. currency was also found in the
vehicle.
Both the RV and the currency
was confiscated. The sheriff's
office is filing for forfeiture on the
vehicle and money.
OCSO Major Noel Stephen said
in this process documentation is
submitted to state court that basi-


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ambulance;
*purchase self contained
breathing apparatus;
*reject the sole bid for pool
chemicals;
*authorize dismantling of the
batting cages in the sports com-
plex;
purchase an emergency gen-
erator for the county airport,
*decide if they want to proceed
with the Countywide Spatial Infra-
structure system;
*provide direction to staff
regarding a public boat ramp at
Nubbin Slough;
*approved the proposed liter-
ary specialist II position;: and,
*appoint one member to the
code board.


cally states the property was used
in the commission of a felony, and
that the department seeks posses-
sion of the property. Then, if so
ruled by the court, the property will
be turned over to the sheriff's
office. He said this process could
take up to 90 days.
Maj. Stephen said the money
will be given to the county to go in
the general fund. The RV, he said,
may be titled to the sheriff's office
or sold at auction.
"It would serve our purposes
and could definitely be utilized by
the sheriff's office," said the major
of the recreational vehicle.
He indicated the vehicle could
possibly be used as a command
post by his department.


Cantata
Continued From Page 1
Church, Seventh Day Adventist
Church, St. Theresa of the Child
Jesus Catholic Church and The
Gathering.
This will be the third year for
the men's quartet with Tommy


Singers
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Miles has been a country
singer for 26 years. He lives in
Crockett, Texas, with his wife
Teresa. They are planning to
move to Florida in the near
future. According to his web site,
he has written close to 4,000
songs and given many of them
away. In 1993, he won the Ameri-
can Eagle Award for songwriter
of the year for the Country Music
Association of America.
Mr. Miles is planning to hold a
Taste of Gold Country Talent
Search early next year in Florida
to help upcoming country music
talent get a start. Details will be
posted on the web site .at
www.PeteMilesCountry.com.
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OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replace-
ment of their hurricane damaged
or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.


- You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.


*Your gross household income
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons-$45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment' for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday.


Community Events

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.

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 com-
munity with lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed 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 struc-
ture fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Deb-
bie or Candace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch
- by calling (863) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the
church. The 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, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.


Markham, Doug McCoy, Rev-
erend Emil Moldrik and John Suf-
ficool.
The cantata will feature the
husband and wife duet of John
and Chris Sufficool.
Soloists include Betsy Cheney,
Paula Daniel, Debbi Johnson,
Linda Mazzola, Doug and Pat
McCoy, Ruth Moldrik, John and
Chris Sufficool, Steve Walker,


Kathryn Wilkinson and Victoria
Williams. Michael Hayes is the
accompanist and Nicole Wood is
the narrator. Sheila Brown con-
trols the sound system.
Admission to the cantata is
free.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and
17, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.


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Central wishes everyone a happy holiday season


Kindergarten
In Mr. Weigand's kindergarten
class, we have been working on
the letter B. In math, we have been
working on our numbers 10 30.
We also have been focusing on
charts and graphs which the stu-
dents really enjoy.
Christmas is just around the cor-
ner, so the kindergarten classes
have been doing wonderful holi-
day activities. Our kindergarten
Christmas Program is on Dec. 15 at
6:30 p.m. at the Freshman Cam-
pus. I know we will have loads of
fun celebrating the holiday.

Third Grade
Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
class have tracked the temperature
the past few weeks. They are also
learning probability, and measure-
ment. Students are so appreciative
of the field trip to Big Cypress, spon-
sored by the Seminole Indian
Reservation. A big thank you from
Ms. Enfinger's class! Mrs. Anita
Nunez did an excellent job serving
as our host and setting up the day's
activities. Students are invited to go
to the county library and check out
up to twenty books over the holi-
day season. Congratulations to
Brandon Armstrong, Angel
Alvarez, and Sam Wells, our Stu-
dents of the Week. Don't forget to
read!
Mrs. Greseth's reading class has
been working very hard. She is very
proud of her students. They have
been reading "Frog and Toad are
Friends" in small groups. They also
made really nice flip books to go
with "The Boxcar Children". In
math, the class did very well on
fractions, and are now working on
decimals. Congratulations to Caton
Lewis-Robinson, Robbie Maxwell,
and Teanna Garcia, our Students of
the Week. Way to go!
Ms. Mateo's class is doing great.
We are wrapping up our fraction


chapter in math and Ramona For-
ever in reading. We have started
practicing for the FCAT. We are also
looking forward to our party and
field trip on Friday, Dec. 16. A letter
about the party was sent out on
Tuesday and permission slips for
the field trip have already been sent
home. All permission slips and
monies have to be in by Dec. 14.
Last day of school is Dec. 16. All stu-
dents report back to school on Jan.
3, 2006.
In Ms. DelPrete and Mrs.
Lopez's B.A.S.E. classes we are
working hard on earning steps in
the 100 Book Challenge. We are
very proud of Sebastian Fulleda,
Daniel Nunez, and Hugo Torres
who were the first to reach 100
steps. Congratulations!! We fin-
ished reading Patricia MacLach-
lan's "Sarah, Plain and Tall", and
now we are reading the sequel,
"Skylark". We have earned 902
Accelerated Reader points. Keep
reading!! In math, we are working
on fractions and decimals. Congrat-
ulations to our classroom spelling
bee winners Andrea McKinney,
Taylor Trent, Kirby Dobbs, and April
Floyd. Our Dibels Test results were
fantastic. There was a lot of growth
in reading fluency. Let's work on
and practice for our next reading
goal of 99 words read per minute.
Our recent Students of the Week
are Harlie Maggard, Devin Rucks,
Claudia Flores, and Hugo Torres!
We're going to have lots of fun dec-
orating gingerbread houses. Thank
you parents for bringing in all the
goodies.
Mr. Bayer's third grade class is
hard at work preparing for the
FCAT in February. Prefixes, suffixes,
five paragraph writings, and frac-
tions are just some of the things we
are discussing before the holiday
break. A big thank you to all the
parents who have supplied us with
pencils as our supply was running
low. Don't forget our movie field


trip is on Dec. 16, and all permis-
sion slips and money are due by
the Dec. 14. Just a reminder, that
we are due back in school on Jan.
3, 2006. Have a safe, healthy and
happy holiday.

Fifth Grade
Mrs. Steiert is so proud of her
homeroom! They have earned
almost 1,200 Accelerated Reader
points! Way to go, class! When they
reach 1,500 points, the class will
celebrate with an ice cream sundae
party. Mrs. Steiert can't wait for that!
Mrs. Steiert's class will also be cele-
brating being first place at Central
for the Food for Families canned
food drive. Students in her class
brought in over 700 items. WOW!
What a team effort by the students
and their families in Mrs. Steiert's
class! Mrs. Steiert's science classes
attended a fieldtrip to the IRCC
Planetarium and enjoyed a fasci-
nating show presented by Mr. Jon
Bell. Students learned all about
how our Solar System was formed,
black holes, how the moon was
formed from an object that struck
the Earth and was pulled in by
Earth's gravitational pull, as well as
Planet X which is our tenth planet
that has yet to be named. Mr. Bell
said he would have the group back
weekly because they were so per-
fectly behaved and asked excellent
questions. The bus driver for their
trip said they were quite possibly
the best group she had ever taken
anywhere. Mrs. Steiert is extremely
proud of how well the group repre-
sented Central and Okeechobee.
They're just a great bunch of kids!
Mrs. Steiert's Students of the Week
have been Brooke Snyder, Devin
Hoyle, Destiney Mullin and Ben
Vuleta. Congratulations, students!
The students in Ms. White's
reading class are almost finished
with reading selections in Theme 3.
We are currently reading "Seeing
Earth from Space". We have


learned some amazing facts about
the earth as seen through the eyes
of an astronaut. On Nov. 5, Mrs.
Carpenter and Ms. White partici-
pated in a Zero G flight, flown from
the Kennedy Space Center in
Titusville. We were trained by astro-
naut Rick Searfoss, before we
boarded the 727 to get ready for the
flight. We were totally weightless
for periods of 20 to 30 seconds. We
conducted an experiment called
"OObleck in Space". The students
conducted the experiment in class
before the teachers took the flight,
and had questions about how the
same experiment would re-act in
zero gravity. In social studies, we
are learning about our Constitution
and the Bill of Rights. Congratula-
tions to Rosa Najera, Amanda
Williams, and Chantill McKinley for
being selected Students of the
Week.
Mrs. Carpenter's reading group
has been working hard to wrap-up
theme three of the reading basal.
We finished our novels "Holes and
Bud, Not Buddy", and read "The
Case of the Flying Saucer People"
in our basal readers. For our writing
display, we displayed comical pic-
tures of what we thought idioms
should mean. In social studies, we
have finished learning about the
Pilgrims and the formation of the
New England colonies. Did you
know we still have four ideas in our
government that originated as part
of the Puritan lifestyle? Our next les-
son will introduce us to the middle
colonies. The top dog in our read-
ing group is still Adel Elhindi. He
has already earned over 200 points
this year. In our homeroom, our
top point earner is still Diego
Rodriguez. He has earned 53
points. The students who earned
100 percent of their goal will be
going to RJ Gators after the holi-
days. I want to wish everyone a
safe and happy holiday season.
Ms. Stough's class has been


Obituaries


Ephrim Coburn
Ephrim Coburn, age 70, died
Wednesday, Dec. 7,2005, at Rauler-
son Hospital, in Okeechobee. He
was born Feb 9, i
1935, in Ellen-
burg, N.Y. He
was a resident
of Okeechobee
for 25 years. He
was a member
of the Buck-
head Ridge
Baptist Church,
the Moose Ephrim
Lodge, and the Coburn
V.F.W. Mr.
Coburn
enjoyed fishing and taking care of
his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by: his
parents, Francis and Buelah
Coburn; and, his brother, Lloyd.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 49 years, Janice Coburn; his
mother-in-law, Laura Norton of
Adirondack, N.Y; his daughters,
Connie (Tom) Mariannetti of
Rochester, N.Y, Kim (Jerry) Nokle-
by of Tall Timbers, Md.; his son,
Ephrim "Sonny" Coburn of Vero
Beach; his four grandchildren,
Stacey (Ken) Cowley of Rochester,
N.Y., David Mariannetti of
Rochester, N.Y, Cody Nokleby and
Ronnie Watts of Tall Timbers, Md.;
great-granddaughter, Jesalyn Cow-
ley of Rochester, N.Y; his sister-in-


laws, Joyce (Carl) O'Kuski of
Adirondack Mountains, N.Y,
Norma (James) Fernandez of
Adirondack Mountain, N.Y.; and,
Lois Coburn of Okeechobee along
with several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held
at a later date.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Cremalory.

Kenneth Jared Young
Kenneth Jared Young, age 19,
died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, in
Pahokee. Mr. Young was born April
14, 1986, in West Palm Beach and
was a lifetime resident of Canal
Point. He enjoyed computers and
playing paintball.
Survivors include: parents,
Kenny and Donna Young of Canal
Point; maternal grandparents, Don-
ald and Mary Waddell of Pahokee;
paternal grandmother, Cora C.
Barnes of Trenton, N.J.; step-pater-
nal grandfather, Leonard Barnas of
Canal Point; five aunts, Elizabeth
(James) Hassington of Loxahatch-
ee, Kathy (Gerald) Johnson of
Blackshecer, Ga., Charmaine
(Johnny) Wade of Canal Point,
Sharon (Dave) Sours of Canal
Point, and Tammy Lynn (Jay) Cole
of Canal Point; his uncle, William
(Kim) Young of Pahokee; and, sev-
eral cousins.


Services will be held Wednes-
day, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m., at the Good
Shepherd Church of God in Paho-
kee. Rev. James Brewer will offici-
ate. Interment will be at the Port
Mayaca Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mae Nelson
Mae Nelson, age 94, died Satur-
day, Dec. 10, 2005, at her residence
in Okeechobee.
She was
born Feb. 27,
1911, inWayne,
W.Va.. and
moved to West
Salem, Ohio,
and had been a
resident Of -A
Okeechobee
since 1997. She Mae Nelson
was a nurse's


She is preceded in death by: her
husband, Lafe; son, Jimmy Nelson;
and, three daughters, Faye
Baysinger, Frances Evans, and Betty
Soma.
She is survived by: her daughter,
Georgia White of Okeechobee; her
sister, Octavia Fortner of Wayne,
WVa.; thirteen grandchildren; six-


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Visitation will be held Friday,
Dec. 16 from 6 until 8 p.m., at the
Morris Funeral Home, 1345 Route
152, Wayne, WVa. 25570. Services
will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11
a.m., at the Morris Funeral Home
Chapel. Elders Orville Damron and
Nolan Queen will officiate. Inter-
ment will be at Community Memo-
rial Gardens Cemetery, Wayne,
WVa.
Local arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.


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DEAD COW: To the person who wrote in about the dead cow on 78
- that is the circle of life. You can't feasibly bury every cow that dies,
especially on a large ranch; you would have to have someone con-
stantly drive around and monitor them. A dead cow equals food for
buzzards, coyotes, coons, possums, hogs and the list goes on. Only
her bones and hide will be left in a few days after the scavengers find
her. If the smell is bothersome try contacting the owner and see if they
will put lime on her it takes away the smell but then she will be
around a lot longer due to nothing will eat it.

ROAD WORK: I was wondering if someone could find out why are
they working on S.W 28th Street (Old Wolff Rd.). Why are they work-
ing on the road this time of year while school is in session instead of
during the summer months? (Editor's Note: We contacted the Okee-
chobee County Road and Bridge Department and were told the county
is replacing a box culvert on Wolff Road that was damaged by the hur-
ricane. A culvert will also be replaced on Durrance Road. As for why
the culverts are being replaced now, we were told the culverts need to
be replaced as soon as possible, before another storm hits the area.)

SHOPPERS: I've seen people buying gifts and everything and won-
dered how many of those shopping were using their hurricane repair
money to buy Christmas gifts instead of using it to get back on their
feet? I wonder if they forgot what Christmas is all about, not all those
presents, but Christ's birth and being together with family. I hope that
they'll remind themselves by Christmas what it is supposed to be.

GOLDEN RULE: This is in response to the person who called in
about the snowbirds: I have a solution to your problem. Have you ever
heard of the Golden Rule? You know, the one that says, "Do unto oth-
ers as you would have them do unto you?" You will get treated a lot
nicer.

RETENTION PONDS: Where is the water supposed to go? They
keep filling things in and just moving the problem around, and flood-
ing someone else. The city and county should require developers to
provide retention ponds to take care of the water from each develop-
ment. The water is not supposed to just move on to the ocean it is
supposed to be held so it can be absorbed into the ground and
recharge the aquifer. If you are going to pave or put up a building, you
should have to put in a retention pond to take care of the water
because you are blocking more and more of the ground and leaving
less and less space for the water to be absorbed. I put this right back on
the city and county officials. There should be a moratorium on all new
construction until each developer or builder has shown that they have
provided sufficient retention area for the displaced water. You can't just
keep moving water into the Rim Canal.



Community Events

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


Church plans Christmas services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.,
invites everyone to attend Christmas worship services at the
church. Christmas Eve services will feature a contemporary serv-
ice at 5 p.m. and a traditional service at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day
there will be a combined service at 10 a.m. For information, call
the church office at (863) 763-4021; or, go to http://www.fumco-
kee.com.


Hospice Country Store still open
The Country Store will remain open until Thursday Dec. 29.
Gift items can be purchased from 8 a.m. until noon, Monday to
Friday.


Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts of Okeechobee, Pegasus Service Unit are col-
lecting baby items to aid local families impacted by the recent
hurricanes. Items such as diapers, unopened formula, baby bot-
tles, baby wipes, baby food, etc. are needed. There are collection
boxes at local elementary 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 distribu-
tion.





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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon build-
ing, 1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-1191.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals
who are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence,
other women's issues are also addressed. One support group is
held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health
Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call
Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on
each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863)
763-2893.

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at
(863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social
Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley
at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9.p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9
a.m. until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center,
123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family care-
givers, and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of
Okeechobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on
Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information or to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-
2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one while you
are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863)
763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another sup-
port, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at
411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For infor-
mation, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at
(863) 467-9461.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie
Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 1,0:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and CenterAvenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 untiL.9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will bean open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be
held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch
will be at noon. Women should bring business cards and informa-
tion to promote their business. The meeting provides networking
opportunities for women in business and is open to the public. No
membership is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado
at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.




Community Events

Special New Year's Eve party planned
A safe, supervised New Year's Eve party for young 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 Col-
lege Dixon-Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., for coaches,
anyone with physical education on their certification or other
interested parties. The class is entitled Care and Prevention of
Athletic Injuries IRCC reference number 86771. The class


will run for three consecutive weekends beginning Jan. 6-7,
2006. This will be a three-credit class that will cover what to
look concerning sports injuries, the prevention of sports
injuries and how to protect yourself from potential lawsuits.
For information, contact Candi Walker at (863) 467-6778.



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Community Events

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

Home educators plan Christmas program
The home school Christmas program will be Thursday, Dec.
15, at The Gathering on 24th Avenue at 7 p.m. Cornerstone Christ-
ian Home Educators will be presenting "The History of the Car-
ols". Everyone is invited. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-
3525.

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.

Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 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.

Community Choir presents Christmas cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will present its seventh annual Christmas cantata, "A
Thrill of Hope," at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, Dec 16 and
17, at 7 pm. A Sunday, Dec. 18, performance will begin at 3 p.m.
Admission is free. For information, call (863) 634-7714.

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

CIS/PAL hosting skate contest
Communities In Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic league of
Okeechobee will host a skate contest at the Okeechobee Skate
Park on Dec. 17 beginning at noon. This event is sponsored by
Maximum Tanning. There will be trophies and prizes for the differ-
ent age groups. Contestants can register at Maximum Tanning or
at the skate park for $15 prior to event, or $20 on the day of event.
Entries will be accepted until 11 a.m. For information, call CIS/PAL
at (863) 462-5863.

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

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

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

Elks will host Law and Order awards
The Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will hold it
annual Law and Order Awards Night on Dec. 17. Social hour will
start at 6 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.50
per person and are available at the Elk's Lodge, the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the Okeechobee City Police Department
and the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Department. For infor-
mation, callTom 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, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

Church hosting Christmas cantata

The Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, choir will pres-
ent their Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m. The
program, "He's Still the King of Kings", was written by Mosie Lister
and is a musical worshipping the Christ of Christmas. For informa-
tion, 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 pag-
eant, live animals, booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be
there. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Church to host Christmas cantata
The Peace Lutheran Church, 720 N.W. 23rd Lane, will hold
their Christmas cantata on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The
choir, under the direction of Dorcas Hirst, will present "A Great and
Mighty Wonder". This celebration of the Messiah's birth was writ-
ten by Tom Fettke. For information, call (863) 763-5042.

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








The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 14, 2005 LIFESTYLES 5


Bethany Sallette


Noelani Samaya

Noelani.


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Okeechobee, celebrated their -
seventieth wedding anniversary Bertie and Harold Rogers
on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005.
Mr. and Mrs. Rogers were mar- Rogers of Portage Des Sioux, Mo.;
ried on Dec. 7,1935, in Cairo, Ill. two grandchildren; and, two
They have one son, James great-grandchildren.

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Submitted to Okeechobee News
New drum and
bugle corps member
Joshua Tolbert, an eighth grader at Yearling Middle
School has been selected to play snare drum with The
Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps. He was
selected to the 135 member corps after auditioning
Dec. 2 through Dec. 4 at Poinciana High School in
Kissimmee. Next summer he will be going on tour with
The Magic and competing against other drum and
bugle corps. Pictured with Joshua is Ray Doriato of
The Magic. Joshua is the son of Danny and Mary Tol-
bert.


Bethany

Renea

Sallette
Joy Ashby, of Okeechobee, is
proud to announce the birth of
her daughter, Bethany. She was
born Feb. 26, 2005, at Florida
Heartland Hospital in Sebring.
She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce
and was 20 inches long at birth.
Bethany was welcomed
home by cousins, Aaron and
Layne, Aunt Mandy and Uncle
Darrell. -
Maternal grandparents are
John and Linda Ashby of Okee-
chobee. Paternal grandparents
are Denise and. Brett McCam-
mon of Okeechobee. Bethany's
great grandmother is Bertha
Gould.


Samaya

Lopez-Deharo
Pedro and Elizabeth Lopez-
Deharo, Jr., of Okeechobee, are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Noelani Samaya.
She was born Nov. 23, 2005, at
Highlands Regional Medical Center
in Sebring. She weighed 7 pounds,
6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long
at birth.
Noelani was welcomed home
by older sister, Isis.
Maternal grandparents are Juan
and Rose Gomez and paternal
grandfather is Pedro Lopez-
Deharo, Sr., all of Okeechoblee.
Noelani's great-grandparents,
Felix and .Camila Gomez are from
Indiantown, and great-grandpar-
ents, Martina Tijerina and Dilia Var-
gas are from Okeechobee.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Thanks for
your support ...
SThe members andi.officers of
Taylor Creek Bass Club would like
to thank the many sponsors of the
2005 Okeechobee Kid's Day Fish-'
ing Festival. Their support of our
20th annual event with fishing
equipment, prizes, food, drinks,
cash and personal time helped pro-
vide Okeechobee kids and their-
families with a day of wholesome
activities based on fun, fishing, fel-
lowship and competition. We
encourage the community to stop
by, say thanks and patronize our
2005.supporters as we start prepa-
rations for the 2006 event.
.Pogey's Restaurant, WOKC
Radio, Garrard's Bait & Tackle,
Great American RV, Big Lake
Sportsman, Bufford Bait, Tampa
Pro Bass, HW Rucks and Sons',


Okeechobee Fire & Rescue, Chan
Garrett Photography, Advanced.
Engraving/Stitching Post, B.A.S.S.
Federation" (National), Okee-
chobee News, Publix, Northlake
Marine, VFW 9528 Men's Auxiliary,
The Sign Guy, George Smith, Big
Lake Bank, Headturners3.com,
Okeechobee Sheriff's Office, Big
"0" Junior Teen Anglers, Okee-
chobee Times, Okeechobee Fish-
ing Headquarters, Eagles, VFW
9528 Women's Auxiliary, Wal-Mart,
Gail's Bait Pail, Taylor Creek Print-
ing, Zebco Reels, Pepsi Cola, Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina,,
Florida B.A.S.S. Federation (Bill
and Charlie Hays) and ESPN Out-
doors.
Amvet Post 2001
thanks supporters
Due to Hurricane Wilma and
the rains, the golf outing was can-


celed and could not be set for a
later date. .
We wish to thank- all of our
sponsors for the donations which
'will be returned or be saved for the
next outing. ,
Our personal thanks goes to
John and Geraldine Pattent, Ed
Hammond, Peggy Mackney, Ron
Stein and family, Bill Douglas and
family, Ray Disney and family,
Dutch Harris and family, Don
South, Gene and Boots, Vic
Bartholomew and family, Frank
Whitmyer and family, Neil Ritchie
and family.
A thank you to local businesses
for their efforts include:VF.W. Post
9528 B.H.R., VF.W Post 10539,
American Legion Post 64, VF.W.
Men's Auxiliary Post 9528 B.H.R.,
VF.W Women's Auxiliary Post
9528 B.H.R., Auto Works Service
Center, Bass Funeral Home,
Burgess Paint Supply, Buxton


Funeral Home, Lehman Auto Body,
Good Spirits Lounge and Bar, R.J.
Gator's, Beef O'Brady's, Dominos
Pizza, Great American R.V of Okee-
chobee, NAPA Auto Parts, Wal-
Mart, Walgreens, Winn-Dixie,
W&W Lumber, Professional Respi-
ratory of Okeechobee, Mosquito
Creek Grocery, and Okeechobee
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December 17, at the First Baptist
Recreational Outreach Center. Par-
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 14, 2005


6 SPORTS


Lady Brahman hoopsters break losing streak with 53-24 win


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Lady Brahman basketball
team broke their losing, streak
with a 53-24 win over the girls of
Inlet' Grove in a strange twist of
events Monday night at the
Okeechobee High School gym.
With less than two minutes


remaining in the third period, the
Lady Brahmans were up 53-24
when the Inlet Grove coach for-
feited the game to the Brah-
mans. Inlet Grove had three
players foul out of the game, and
with only four players remaining
on the floor and no substitutes
on the bench (they only brought
seven players to the game) their


coach decided to forfeit the
game rather than have the team
continue the game with so few
players remaining eligible to
play.
The coach's decision did not
take away the fact that the Lady
.Brahmans held a 29-point lead
when the game was called.
The Lady Brahmans jumped


ahead in the first period 12-9. By
the end of the second period
their lead increased to 33-19.
They continued to charge ahead
in the third period and were up
53-24 when the game was
stopped.
Tierra Allen continues to lead
the Lady Brahmans in scoring.
She made 12 of 19 field goal


attempts and seven free throw
attempts for a total of 31 points.
Other Lady Brahmans con-
tributing to the win were
Stephanie Smith with eight
points; Jasmine Kenty with six
points; Gloria Boswell with one
field goal and two free throws
for a total of four points; Andri-
ana Rankine with two points and


Dorothy Burkhardt with two
points.
The Lady Brahmans will take
to the court again on Thursday,
Dec. 15. They will host the ladies
of John Carroll High School at
the Okeechobee High School
gym. The junior varsity will play
at 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity
action at 7 p.m.


Lady Chargers down Lady Brahmans 66-33


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Lady Brahman basketball
team continued to struggle last
Thursday evening when they lost
to the Lady Chargers of Suncoast
High School 66-33.
This was the first home game
for the Lady Brahmans after being
on the road for the past five games


and things did not get much better
for them at home.
The Lady Chargers took con-
trol of the game early in the first
period and held the lead through-
out the game. At the end of the
first period they led the Lady Brah-
mans 25-9.
As the game progressed
through the second period, the
Lady Brahmans hit the basket for


nine points to the Lady Chargers'.
22 points. At the end of the period
the score stood at 47-18.
The Lady Brahmans could not
break through the -Charger
defense and. only scored four
points in the third period. The
score at the end of the third was
57-22.
The Lady Brahmans' defense
dug in through the fourth period


and only allowed the Lady Charg-
ers to score nine points.
But, the ladies from Okee-
chobee were unable to overcome
the Lady Chargers' commanding
lead. The game ended with the
Lady Chargers on top 66-33.
Junior Tierra Allen continued
to lead the team in scoring with 20
points, seven of which were field
goals and six were free throws.


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Basketball sign-ups


begin Dec. 12
Sign ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation's
Youth Basketball League will be
held Monday through Friday, from
8 a.m. until 5 p.m., beginning
Monday, Dec. 12 through Friday,
Jan. 6, 2006. Registration is $25
per child and is being conducted,
at 304 N.W. Second St., Room 102.
Parents will need to present a
copy of the participant's Birth Cer-
tificate at the time of registration.
Participant's age as of March 15,
2006 determines age group. The
league will consist of three age
groups: 14 and under, 12 and
under and 10 and under.
Games are played locally and
are tentatively scheduled to begin,
Saturday, Jan. 21,2006.
Sponsors, coaches and volun-
teers are needed. Please call (863)
763-6950 for additional informa-
tion if necessary.
Men's softball
games scheduled
Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation has announced that their
_ men's adult softball league games
will be played at the adult softball
field across from Yearling Middle
School.
The lower division teams will
play on Mondays and'Wednes-
days. Game times are 7 and 8 p.m.
each night. The upper division
teams will play on Tuesdays and
Thursday.
There have been no games
scheduled for a ladies' softball
league due'to lack of teams.


Alumni soccer
game is slated
An alumni soccer game and
barbeque chicken dinner in honor
of former Okeechobee High
School soccer player Yolanda Tor-
res will be held Dec. 17 at Brah-
man Stadium on the OHS cam-
pus.The game is scheduled to
begin at 6 p.m. All OHS soccer
alumni are invited to take on the
Lady Brahmans in a game. Dinner
tickets will be $5, with all pro-
ceeds going to the Yolanda Torres
memorial scholarship fund and
the OHS girls soccer team.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Kris-


ten Raulerson at (863) 467-4828.
OHS discount cards
are now being sold
The OHS0 Brahman boys and
girls basketball teams are selling
their annual discount cards for
$10 each.
The card offers continuous
discounts to 18 various busi-
nesses throughout the year.
If you would like to purchase
your discount card, contact
coach Enrico or coach Pung at
(863) 462-5043.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Community Events


AARP offering driver safety course
An AARP driver safety course will be held Jan. 7 and Jan. 14 at the
First Baptist Church, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. Classes will be held both days
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check.
Participants do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP auto
insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Participants should con-
sult their Florida auto insurance agent about their three-year discount
upon completion of the class. For information, contact instructor D.J.
Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

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, vehi-
cles, marchers and horseback riders. Those interested should call
(863) 610 0973. Participants should line up the Douglas Brown Com-
munity Center 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.


DOR offering free tax classes
The Florida Department of Revenue will be offering free 2006 intan-
gible tax seminars at the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., on Jan 24 and Feb. 14. Classes will be held at
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The classes are free and
open to the public. For information, call the Fort Pierce Service Center
at (772) 429-2173.

Red Class offers training classes
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch will be holding disas-
ter training classes each month, January through April. Each class will
cover different areas Red Cross disaster training. Interested parties can
call the office to register at (863)-763-2488. All classes, are on Thursday
evenings from 6 until 9 p.m. and will be held at 323 North Parrott Ave.
in Okeechobee. The class schedule is: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23 and
April 20.

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.


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Aluminum Gun Cases
Heavy Gauge Gun Safes
Professional Knife Sharpening Kits
Knives (Many varieties to choose from)
Ultra Stinger Rechargeable Flashlights (Many styles)
Buckmaster Head Lamp
Sleeping Bags & Much, Much More!

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The staff at Skip's BBQ has proudly served
the Okeechobee community for nearly 30
years. Okeechobee's finest family restaurant
is now offering a Home Style Country
Breakfast, and would like to invite you to
join our breakfast family.
Come on in and enjoy our home-made
sausage gravy, made with only the BEST
fresh ground sausage. We also offer
fresh cut country ham, ham steak,
pork tenderloin and Ribeyes.
We offer a variety of omelettes, including our
signature "Skip's Stuffed Omelette", stuffed
with our famous bar-b-que beef or pork.
We have a variety of 1, 2, and 3 egg
breakfasts. And did we mention that EVERY
country breakfast and omelette comes with
FREE grits and a 99e cup of coffee.
Please stop by and say hello to our friendly
staff and let us help you start your day with
great service, a friendly smile and most of all
-- GOOD FOOD!
In a hurry? Don't have time to come in and
sit down? No problem. We also have a con-
venient drive-thru. Call us and have it ready,
or just serve you every Monday thru Saturday from
6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Please remember to look for our coupon
running weekly in your Okeechobee News.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Your Skip's BBQ Family
Managers: Debra Serrano & Julie Shook
LOCATION:
104 S.E. 6th Street, Okeechobee

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Residential Commercial
Craig Raulerson
702 SE 9th Avenue
(863) 634-8703
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St. Lic. #CAC1814333
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Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
Call Today for Your Consultation



MAGIflgIM'
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
,Lc. #2178


COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
'(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.comn
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumcodeartMinknet
James R. Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today)
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com


Diamond

Fence, Inc.
"Quality is Priceless"
Residential Commercial
Agricultural
Lic. #OCSL2738-01 Insured
863-467-1180*


Ve &, dS6enst4
215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
S*Gifts
Bath & Body Products
Candles & Accessories
SGift Baskets for All Occasions
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.



Licensed
and Insured
Odd jobs you can't to find time to
do, Yard Clean Up and Lawn Care.
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
Pressure Cleaning and More.
863-610-0988 OR 863-634-6032
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/ Services, Inc.
863-467-4733
Honest & Dependable Service
24,Hour Emergency Service
Repair on all makes & models
Family Owned & Operated
CAC1813894

The Dtust colLector
~ ANTIQUES ~ .(-
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~ REPRODUCTIONS, -
~ JEWELRY ~
~ FURNITURE -~
118 SE Park Street
Okeechobee, FL
863-467-8159
Hours: M-Sat, 1OAM-5PM

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1-866-2-CASINO
BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974






Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387
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DIABETIC FOOTWEAR
at
The Shoe Box
Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763-4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


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CO. INC.
Air Conditioning &
Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
7/24 SERVICE
FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 51 Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129


Don's
Appliance, Inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


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Living Word
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.comt




BUIB 0ER1S,INC.T
CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100

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Pack 'n Ship Service Typing
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763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


* Trash Hauling Mowing
* Ponds Loader
* Pads Bobcat
* Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License #7720


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AGAIN!



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Procraft of South Florida
LIC# QB20973-CGC017016


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Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc..
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
7 6 3 7 0 7 3 CAC013262



SEARS
Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
1 Hours: Sun. 11AM -4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Carlos & Maria Bahamon (#3045)

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SUNMISEiRI
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Yero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98" St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


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HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
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7 Days A Week
24 Hr. Emergency Service
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2"nd St.
863-763-8391


Reich &
Manci
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach Boca Raton


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Stuart, FL
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Sexton
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123

Harvest Food
j -"-Center
'e I l. Food Pantry
Grocery Store
Mathew 9:37
Name Brand Groceries,
Paper Products, Meats
& Goya Products
5295 SE 441 Okeechobee
(863) 357-FOOD
(3 6 6 3)

y ~AreYou
RK Prepared for
Hurricane
wto0 Season?
Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions
mark's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


POLAR
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.
SALES SERVICE* INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
,Criminal Law
Family & Civic Law
200 S.W. 9te Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


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Publix.
WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE.
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
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Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now 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-Thursday, 8
a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The contest
is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are home
schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays have to, be
turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five through eight is
"Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks
the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to
the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Colum-
bus 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.


* Wholesale
* Commerical Paper
Products & Dispenser
" Restaurant Supplies
" Grocery Items Foam Plates
* Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives
* Janitorial Supplies
" Tuices & Drink Mixes


Thre time Is here
for all your grove
spraying needs!
* Spray Suits Masks
* Nitrile Gloves Boots
* Glasses & Goggles


Delivery Available Public Welcome


1650 Hwy. 70 E. 357-0303
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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 Sal-
vation Army's basic fundraising program during the Christmas season.

Farmer's Market resumes normal hours
The Farmer's Market will be held every Thursday from 4 until 7:30
p.m. 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 Terrace,
will hold youth services every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. There will
be fun, food, fellowship and a brief devotion. For information, call (863)
467-1066.

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, aero-
space education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work
side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becom-
ing a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.





Full Service Mortgage Broker
Quality Companies & Professional Service
309 S.W. Park St. 863.467.8899
heritage309@earthlink.net


Advanced Engraving & Shipping Center :Ar,,.d
(863) 763-8707 OutlI


Pack 'n Ship Service Typing Gift Fruit Shipper
Laminating Flags/Banners Trophies/Plaques


f WE CAN HELP REBUILD YOUR CREDIT!


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as $2,000 down... sometimes less!
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Into an amazing and durable surface that will
attract attention and raise the value of your home.
This resurfacing material is a strong layer of
concrete placed on top of the existing concrete in multiple
patterns and colors imitating brick, stone or tile with a
dimensional look and feel.
For more information and FREE ESTIMATES call
Precise Concrete Pumping n..c.,
S863-763-4943 or 863-634-793
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Gone fishing?
Discuss fishing on Lake Okeechobee at: http://newsblog.info/fishing/


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1111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224


Bill's Shoe Repair
HWV. 441 S- 763-1187


Building A Better Home
Starts with "State Of The
Art" Well Drilling using
Superior Water
Works, Inc.
Call Today
863-763-2636
FREE Estimates
Lic. #C2707


'INSURANC S
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com*


PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS -LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012



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ALL COAST
TRACTOR
ft Branson, Mahindra
& Woods Tractors
and Equipment
2 Locations to Serve You
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
www.allcoasttractor.com
License #8228




qI holesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A.-. 1 2:Oo.M.
WALKINS ONLY


Okeechobee
Livestock Market




U.S. 98 North
(863) 763-3127





100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours




Woolel's Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS
'We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheds@earthlink.net
License #1496


j Karns Tractor
a; I Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!


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863-763-2992


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mailing & gift needs
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5pm
Sat. 10am-2pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-3158
Fax: (863) 763-3651
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BigO
Tutloring
Service
"Individual Educational Assistance"
Available to all public, private &
home school students. As well as those
seeking their GED or SAT Preparation.
Mrs. Crista-Ann Blackwell
Owner & Instructor
863-763-5030
State Certified
National Administrator & Teacher


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Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
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ELECTRIC
TOOL & VACUUM
"Your Complete Headquarters
For All Your Power Tools
& Vacuum Cleaner Repairs."
863-634-8380
License #8452


OKIEECHOBEE
V Okeechobee, FL INC,



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10 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 14,2005

Holiday Events


Bell ringers needed
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 Christ-
mas season.

Hospice Country Store
The Country Store will be held in the Hamrick House, which is adja-
cent to the Hospice Residence at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or
to donate to the event, call Theresa at (863) 467-2321.

Home educators plan Christmas program
The homeschool Christmas program will be Thursday, Dec. 15, at
The Gathering on 24th Avenue at 7 p.m. Cornerstone Christian Home
Educators will be presenting "The History of the Carols". Everyone is
invited. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.

Santa Claus to visit
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park 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.

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

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

Community Choir presentation
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will present its seventh annual Christmas cantata, "A Thrill of
Hope," at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Per-
formances will be Friday and Saturday, Dec 16 and 17, at 7 pm. A Sun-
day, Dec. 18, performance will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For
information, call (863) 634-7714.

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

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

Lighted boat parade
The annual lighted boat parade sponsored by the Okeechobee
Yacht Club will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, starting, at 6 p.m. in Taylor
Creek behind Burger King. The parade will continue down Taylor
Creek and turn left at Lock 7, then continue to thWe 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.


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.
Christmas Around the World
The annual Christmas Around the World celebration will be held
Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth
St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity pageant, live animals,
booths and gifts for children. Santa will also be there. For information,
call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Christmas cantata
The Peace Lutheran Church, 720 N.W. 23rd Lane, will hold their
Christmas cantata on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The choir,
under the direction of Dorcas Hirst, will present "A Great and Mighty
Wonder". This celebration of the Messiah's birth was written by Tom
Fettke. For information, call (863) 763-5042.
Toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of toys is
currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also needed are turkeys,
hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Families can be
adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863) 763-5725. For monetary
donations, checks should be made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach.


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Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck begin-
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sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the southeast section of
the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of the city.

Christmas services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., invites
everyone to attend Christmas worship services at the church. Christ-
mas Eve services will feature a contemporary service at 5 p.m. and a
traditional service at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day there will be a com-
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The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions
Friday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets Available at Eli's Western Wear and www.TICKETS.com
Walker Brothers Circus Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 4th & 5th
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 Sun-
day at 2, 4:25, 7 and 9:25 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:25, 7 and 9:25 p.m.
Theatre II "Walk the Line"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:20 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:20, 7 and 9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Yours, Mine and
Ours" (PG) Showtimes: Friday'at
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;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
Karen.

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
.763-8124 several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four of
social security number, date and
time of appointment and whether
a wheelchair/scooter lift is needed.
All appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
county veterans' service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnancy
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.

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KITTEN -6wks old. Male, tiger
strip. Vic. of Oak Park, Dec.
7th. Please call with any info.
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CAR KEY on orange expansion
wrist band. Vic. of Flagler
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KITTEN: Yellow w/bob tail.
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Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
863-467-5000


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FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
DRIVERS WANTED Average
dispatch is 2,100 miles
*3-Pay Packages to choose
from *Late model Equipment
*No Haz-Mat *No East-
Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances
*Direct Deposit *weekly
(same week) Settlements.
Solos and Owner Operators
Welcome. Requirements:
1-year OTR verifiable experi-
ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115
Experienced Heavy Equip-
ment Operators for Track-
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EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
GROVE HELP WANTED
Salary depending on exp.
Benefits & 401K. Drug free
workplace. (863)528-1015
LICENSED
INSURANCE AGENTS
You owe it to yourself to check
out our new contracts. WE
PAY PRODUCERS + we offer
2 retirement funds, Health Ins.,
Paid vacation, Convention trips
& more. Requirements: Hon-
esty, Hard work, Dependable
transportation, Confidential in-
terviews. EOE
561-966-1819
Fax 561-966-2435
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips


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Please apply at:
2105 S. Parrott Ave.
Suite 103
Okee, FL 34972
Hibbett Sports
conducts drug testing.
cohenc(@hibbett.com
Local Homebuilder
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Call 863-763-6376
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046
Need Delivery Man apply at
804 East North Park Street
Royal's Ashley Home Store
NOW HIRING!
*Tow truck driver
Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.

OKEECHOBEE
CORRECTIONAL
INSTITUTION
NOW HIRING
Certified/Non-Certified
Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits
& Salary
Trainee: $28,657.98
Certified: $31,403.84
Contact:
Sergeant 0. Salgado or
Officer N. Whidden @
(863)462-5424

PIZZA HUT
GRAND RE-OPFNING
Now hiring all Staff & Drivers.
Apply at Okeechobee
restaurant location from
9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.
RECEPTIONIST, exc. commu-
nication skills, bilingual a
plus, Benefits avail. Adron
Fence (863)763-6255
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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

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


MANAGEMENT


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

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


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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and becoinm a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
dcla- begin. .:in oo -tn ir i>n:, i'.p rI r..:. teacher has
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SALES CLERKS
ABC Fine Wine
& Spirits
seeks dependable
individuals for FT/PT
positions in a fast paced
retail environment.
Excellent benefits
include Health, Life,
Dental, 401K & more.
Apply in person at:
601 E.N. Park St.
EOE
TRUCK DRIVER, CDL Class B
w/Air Brake. Competitive
Salary, Company
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401 K. Apply in
person: W&W Lumber,
Hwy. 710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.
Join all the people who
say, "I sod .it in the
classifieds"



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



HANDYMAN P/T. Mature re-
sponsible person to perform
lawn maintenance, light car-
pentry, basic repair & mainte-
nance at Ig pvt home. 20hrs a
week, must be dependable.
(863)467-6470
LOOKING FOR RETIRED
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. & Thurs. 9am to
8pm 863-675-7410 La Belle
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
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will not be undersold!


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all cases
of questionable value, such
as promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-home
programs if it sounds too
good to be true, chances are
that it is, If you have ques-
tions or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we advise
that before responding or
sending money ahead of
time, you check with the Bet-
ter Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an ex-
tra charge, as well as long
distance toll costs. We will do
our best to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads, but
occasionally we may not be
aware of the charges. There-
fore, if you call a number out
of your area, use caution.



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over $110 Ok? Is your FICO
below 620? NO PROBLEM!
We have over 40 banks to
approve you.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435







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


Okeechobee


Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent


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News everyday.

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


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


or (561)7'58-4337


READING A
NEWSPAPER..,
makes you a more Infomed
and intereding person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are mre successfully




ARRESTED INJURED Need a
Lawyer? All Criminal De-
fense & Personal Injury.
*Accidents *Injuries
*Wrongful Death *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Traf-
fic. A-A-A Attorney Referral
Service (888)733-5342 -
24/7.

DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott'sQulk Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


Merchandise




Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment B20
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A//C, for mobilehome, with
heater, 3 ton, works perfect,
$150. (863)467-6434


AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR CONDITIONER- Miller, for
mobile home, $500
(863)674-1181
Air Conditioners, (1) 110v &
(1) 220v (w/heat), $100 for
both will sell separately.
(772)971-9474 ,
AIR HANDLER, 2 Ton, in good
condition. $150 or best offer.
(863)634-8407


CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet,
$250 (863)467-0376
ICE CREAM PARLOR CHAIRS
(4) Vintage. Bent wood
w/cane seats. $100.
(863)763-1997
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
SINGER Mod. 301- sewing
machine, w/attachments and
case $75 (863)635-0772
TREADLE sewing machine,
Mason Manufacturing Co, oak
4 drawer, Irg box attach's, orig
book $125 (863)763-4982


DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
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.


TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788/634-9119


BICYCLE, boys, good condi-
tion, $15.(863)467-6984
BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO -
Crestline tandem bike, excel.
cond. $250 (863)357-7406
BICYCLE, woman's, 10 spd.,
good condition, $20.
(863)467-6984
DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
CYCLES (2) asking $250 will
sell separate.
(443)691-7128
TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Like new. $250 See Dec
10th YSAd in Caloosa Belle



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

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BUILDING SALE! "Extended 3
Weeks!" 20x26 Now $3340.
25x30, $4790. 30x40,
$7340. 40x60, $11,490 Fac-
tory Direct, 25 Years. Many
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL -
Siemens. 150 amp Main.
Loaded w/ breakers. $80
(863)467-6548
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR
OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite,
1/2hp, New, Ready to install
$300. neg. (772)260-6318
SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.


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


NICE DRESSES- 5, Very Good
Shape. $40. Or Will Separ-
ate. (863)763-9135
WEDDING DRESS white
w/silver beads Size 14 $250,
bought 7/05 new, slip available
(863)634-6601


DALE EARNHARDT SR Nascar
collection, $400.
(863)467-0376
PRO-MOLD mini snap tight
collectible card holders 50
each (863)467-1484



COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
HP DESKTOP runs Windows
XP Home Ed. Printer included.
Excellent condition. $400
(863)983-7269 Leave Msg.



QUILT- Pink Ribbon Design
(Breast Cancer Awareness).
Hand made 48"x74", $200.
(239)728-8830


ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 20x
24" & 1 Small. By: Cooper.
Beautifully matted/framed. Exc.
cond. $150.863-467-7659
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.
CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask-
ing $30 (863)675-6973.
CORNER COMPUTER DESK -


w/shelf, good shape, large,
$50/neg (863)634-5095
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
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.
FUTON $35 or best offer
(863)467-2153


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
GLASS WROUGHT IRON TA-
BLE w/6chairs & matching
Bakers Rack, Verde green,
$450 (863)824-0090.
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
sage
MATTRESSES & BOX
SPRINGS, (2), double, & 2
frames, almost like new,
$150. (937)418-7005
SECTIONAL beautiful, dark,
w/2 recliners, great cond.,
Must sell, asking $1000/neg.
(863)634-2094
SECTIONAL- 3PC Corner w/3
built in recliners, 3pc tble grp
$300 for all (863)824-0090.
SIDE TABLE, White, small. $5.
(863)447-0002
SLEEPER SOFA -74" long, ex-
tra slip covers, fullsize mat-
tress covrd w/plastic $100 will
sep(863)763-0691
SOFA Like new. Paid $1000
only asking $400
(863)634-4139
SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Slip covered in jewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
(863)763-1861 Leave msg
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



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
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx.
$700willsep. (863)946-3123.


RIFLE- Savage Model III, 300
Winchester Magnum
w/scope, $500 or best offer
(863)634-0856
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822 !
SUPER CONTENDER 14" bull
barrel, 35 cal. 2.5 power
scope. $475 (863)763-4961



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829
TREADCLIMBER, BOWFLEX
TC3000, like new, exc.
cond., $900. (863)634-7409
UNIV. WEIGHTLIFTING
MACH- Health Rider &
Gravity Edge, all 3 machines
$100 (863)655-0030.
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
160lbs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756



TRANE UNIT HEATER Elec-
tric, horizontal/vertical model
UHEC. Com/resi. Brand new.
$750 (772)260-6318


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $575
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee
RING Ladies 1.40 European
cut diamond platinum.100
years old Appraised $9,000 17
years ago. $6,500/neg. Okee.
area (863)634-9620


CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9536 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC. LIFT CHAIR Excellent
condition. With cover. $400
(863)634-4139
ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whl base
w/foot plate & legs, de-
tachable, exc. cond, $800 or
best offer. (863)810-6149
HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT-
for wheelchair, goes on back
of car, all hook ups, $1000
(863)467-9892


NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
$300 (863)357-8788


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.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.


EXP KEYBOARD PLAYER
For Accomplished, Rockin
Blues and R&B Band.
Dedicated to the groove.
863-697-6016/484-0865
1355, new in box, with boost
sim card, $125.
(863)634-2998
MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
various sizes, up to 6' wide,
$25 for all. (772)971-9474
Run your ad STATEWIDEl!l
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad in
over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching
over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.



GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
ORGAN Baldwin Interlude.
Works. Good condition. Full
size w/ peddles. Very pretty.
$100 (863)357-1867
UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
need space, must sell asap
$300 or best offer
(863)763-7460.


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
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$100 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BLACK MOUTH CURR- 8 mos
old, spayed, all shots, lively,
$50 (863)763-2539
BLOODHOUND PUPPY: Fe-
male, 7 mo's old. Great
hunting dog. $400.
(863)763-3910
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
CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
pion blood line 2 m & 2 f
now taking deposits $800
and up (863)675-6690
DOG HOUSE for medium size
dog, teak w/two windows
and mosquito netting $60
(863)675-3944
DOG KENNEL, 6x10x6, like
new, $100. (863)634-2998
GERMAN SHEPHERD, 3 yr.
old male, 4 yr. old female.
$50 each (863)763-8318/
464-0305

LHASA APSO- AKC, Female,
spayed, Loving, Great w/kids:
Must sell do to illness. Sacri-
fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
LOOKING FOR RAT TERRIER-
male, tan & white for breed-
ing (863)763-2081 or
(863) 634-9684
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
RABBIT tame, litter box-
trained $10 (863)635-4690
Frostproof
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
SHIH-TZU, female, 21/S yrs.
old, $400. (863)697-3346
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.



GARDEN TUB: White. $100.
(863)763-8085



Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Commercial Grade, Leather,
w/new motor & table, $300.
(863)697-0014


COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
left handed, Pollinton laser
scope, quiverarrows, re-
lease, target & case, asking
$550 neg (863)467-9101.
HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944
PUNCHING BAG, Everlast,
Stand Up Style. $25.
(863)763-8085


SUB WOOFER SPEAKER BOX,
15" $100. (863)824-0776
SUB WOOFERS (2) 12" Sony
Explode. 6 months old.
$110. (863)824-0776



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


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
FLOOR HYDRAULIC TRANS-
MISSION JACK- like new,
$200 (863)675-4409


GENERATOR- 2500 watt,
Used one time. $300. or best
offer. (863)610-1000
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527
TOOLS, Various w/life time
warranties, 3/8 & 1/2 drive.
$300. (863)763-3551


AIR CONDITIONER 4 or5 ton,
good condition
(561)202-7702
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553




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
WHEEL CHAIR NEEDED For
Invalid Senior Citizen Lady.
Please call. (863)467-9892
Agriculture




Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-45
Lawn s Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



VACUUM PUMP- Surge
SP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8844


BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325 .
HORSE Pasatina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. loves trails $2500.
(863)843-2495.



LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882
LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4',
Balloon Tires. $275.
(863)357-5754
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225
RIDING LAWN MOWER- 9hp,
28", Snapper, Liked new.
Rear eng. $275. See Dec
10Oth YS Ad Caloosa Belle
RIDING MOWER MTD Yard
Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
eng., runs & cuts great. Steal
at $325.(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
863)675-4882
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 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044


OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
waterfront, 804 SE 6th
Court, $950/mo, 1st, Lst,
$500 Sec, (863)467-5965.



OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
OKEECHOBEE 1500 sq ft. of-
fice, 1 block north of hospital
in Professional Center
$1300/mo (561)795-4240
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
BUILDING
Newly Renovated
Hwy. 70W. Frontage
1275S.F.+
Limited Parking
$1750/mo. + Utilities
(863)467-8889


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TOLLFIIR


RENT-A-SPACE
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


E. OKEE Hwy 70. Clean prof.
male seeks same to share 3br,
2ba M/H. $500 mo all util.
incl. Call 4 info(772)349-8637


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 10105
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020)
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-0
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


BEAUTIFUL REMODELED, 2
BR, 1 BA. on NW 6th St. New
kitchen/bathroom. $87,500.
Must see! (863)357-0348
CBS, 2 BR, 1 Ba. on 1/a acre
lot. Mature oaks. Very clean.
For Rent $1150 mo., or Sale
$179,900. 809 SE 8th St.
Please call (863)763-5575
CBS Home: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
Close to school & town.
$185,500. Call for appoint-
ment. 941-232-6346
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft.-Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All appl., Washer & Dryer, TV.
815-342-1477
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, House 21/ Lots
in BHR. Dock, Seawall, More!
$279,500. (863)467-1077
New 4 Bed/2z/ 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)7.63-6376
Waterfront, 3B/R, New homes
available. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376


5 ACRES & 3/2 DOUBLE-
WIDE- in LaDeca, between La-
Belle & Clewiston, Hendry
County, $259,000
(239)297-5864 or
863)675-6652
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


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.



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre moun-
tain view and riverfront
homesites from the $60s.
Gated community, custom
lodge. Near natural hot
springs. Don't miss out! Call
(866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
(800)682-9951 Coastal
Carolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolinalifes-
tyle.info.
Coastal Southeast Georgia


Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com
ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP
MOUNTAIN, Western NC.
Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome
views! Acreage w/creeks &
log cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing
Available. (828)247-0081.
MURPY, NORTH CAROLINA
COOL SUMMERS MILD WIN-
TERS Affordable Homes &
Mountain Cabins CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REALTY
MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPER-
TIES www.exitmurphy.com.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds


NC MOUNTAINS-Log cabin
$89,900. Easy to finish cab-
in on secluded site. Million
$$$ Views Available on 1-7
acre parcels
$29,900-$79,900. Free Info
Available! (828)256-1004.
NEW! LAKEFRONT ACREAGE
On the Tennessee/ Kentucky
border. 1 to 6 acres from the
$40s. Incredible lake & sun-
set views. Own a private
lakefront retreat call today.
(866)339-4966.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
. Refinance with our Low Fixed
Rates! No Doc loans our
specialty. Need Holiday
Cash? Eliminate nasty credit
card debt. Lighthouse Mort-
gage Associates. Toll Free
(877)928-9696.
TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR
SALE Near Chattanooga.
Beautiful new lakeside com-
munity. 1 to 5 acre home-
sites from the $40s. Limited
number of private boat slips.
Call for appt.
(866)292-5769.
Tennessee Waterfront Land
Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
cels from only $9,900! Cabin
Package from $64,900! 4.5
acres suitable for 4 homes
and docks only $99,900! All
properties are new to the
market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
&'Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



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




$550/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.



5 ACRES & 3/2 DOUBLE-
WIDE- in LaDeca, between La-
Belle & Clewiston, Hendry
County, $259,000
(239)297-5864 or
863)675-6652
CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA
Very clean, No hurricane
damage. $4000. you move
(863)983-5364
FACTORY AUTHORIZED
JACOBSEN DEALER;
Models on Display, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1,000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,.
baybuilthomes.com
HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
move. (863)467-4808
Mas de 40 trails sen-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser santadas. En su,
propidad. Bajo encunche
y bajo paga de mensu-
aladad. Llamme para
mas information.
863-673-2575.
OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. Incity'limits
Covered deck, all apple. $23K
863-763-6115 Pam or JOhn
Over 40 new Mobile
Homes in stock for im-
mediate delivery. Low
down payments, low
monthly payments.
FEMA and insurance
settlements accepted.
Call (863)675-8888
Palm Harbor
Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.,
800-622-2832.
Palm Harbor Factory
Liquidation Sale
2005 Models'must
go. Call for Free
Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.

Recreation


Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.
BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$2500/neg. (772)559-8558


a _
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 85
lip Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
BOAT 17ft tri haul, excellent
motor, trailer & top, $850
(863)532-9667
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
CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
FIBERGLASS BOAT 171/, tri
hull, 85h/p Evinrude. trailer w/
new bearings, tires & wheels.
$750 (865)924-9228
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 BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
PONTOON BOAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
(863)381-9356/655-3654
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 lbs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
Ranger Bass Boat, '83, 150hp
Mercury, lots of new stuff,
great condition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-4056
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


DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6: Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331
Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000.
(863)467-8186/941-1331
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle


FLEETWOOD TERRY TAURUS
1985 25ft, sleeps 6, excel-
lent condition includes hitch,
$3500 (239)728-5602


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



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


CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX: of 7
New, Harley Davidson Items.
$200 for all. Call for details.
(863)612-0055
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
YAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
gle cylinder, collectors item,
tagged & titled $600 or best
offer (863)634-7680
YAMAHA TW200O '00- on/off
road, 4 stroke, elec/kick
start. Icids hitch mounted tilt
down RC Carrier. $1700
(863)467-0085.



ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
(863)674-1181.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO CART FRAME- almost
new, asking $125
(863)983-4473.
HONDA 90 SPORT TRAX, '03,
4 wheeler, exc. cond., manu-
al trans., gas powered, yel-
low, $1100. (863)810-6149
SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2900 Firm.
(863)634-5129
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
S250- '2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
hours, Runs great. $2500.


(863)467-1047
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- 4 Wheeler, '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
(863)467-1047
YAMAHA PW80 1993, Runs
good. Looks good. FMF
Pipe. $700. 954-275-8111
(863)357-1576


HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL
TRAILER, '93, 33', new re-
frig., a/c etc., good cond.,
Moving Must Sell. $7500
neg. (772)468-2377
Terry Travel Trailer, '94, like
new, used very little, must
see, avail. Jan. 1, Okeecho-
bee, $7,000. (863)763-8709
or (610)283-3416 or email
Idabaker12@aol.com


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted u4010
Classic Cars J1u,
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4*1-5
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive -4035
Heavy Duty Trucks-114041
Parts Repairs 4-045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility -055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 407i)


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CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013 after
7pm
CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE,
'83, 4 door, good shape,
$1500. (863)357-1821
CHEVY CORSICA '90 New
battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1st $550 takes it.
(863)532-9700/467-1547
CHRYSLER SEBRING JXI '96
Convertible. Black w/black top.
New A/C & Brakes. $2800 or
best offer. (863)801-1363
FORD CONTOUR '95- stereo
system, 5spd, runs good,
$1500 (561)924-9161
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
FORD TAURUS STATION
WAGON, '87, runs good,
body good, $500.
(863)634-8019,
FORD THUNDERBIRD, '90,
red, needs work, $250 or
best-offer. (863)484-0305 of
(863)763-8318
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
863)634-1909/634-3931 or
305)797-5011
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 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.
MERCURY SABLE 1993 for
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970
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
TOYOTA CELICA 1993 5sp,
cold air, $3500
(863)675-5001


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



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


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



BUMPER GUARD Cattle
Pusher, off a '93 Chevy P/U.
Good shape. $75
(863)467-1547
CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
(863)946-3860
ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $500 or best offer.
(239)324-2891
HOLLY CARBURETOR- 750
Double pumper, Very clean
$75. (239)770-6423
REAREND for F350 Dually,
works perfect, $200.
(863)467-6434
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
(863)612-9879
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P275-55R20 & 3 Dodge
Mag Wheels. $300
(863)467-1901.
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
863-634-0399
UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.
(863)673-5038


DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
$2500.(239)770-6423
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


FORD EXPEDITION 1997- All
power, leather, black/grey- 2
owner car- $5850
(863)467-2267
FORD EXPLORER '91- asking
$1200 or best offer, runs
good (863)763-2476.


CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
(863)763-4617
TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft


high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg. (863)634-5095


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOB
MERGER OF BANK HOLDING COMPANIES
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, a Florida corporation with its principal of-
fice at 815 Colorado Avenue, Stuart, Florida, 34994, intends to apply to the Feder-
al Reserve System for permission to acquire one hundred percent (100%) of Big
Lake Financial Corporation, a Florida corporation with its principal office at 1409
S. Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. The Federal Reserve System con-
siders a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the application, includ-
ing the record of performance of banks we own in helping to meet local credit
needs.
You are invited to submit comments in writing on this application to the Federal Re-
serve Bank of Atlanta, 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E, Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470.
The comment period will not end before January 13, 2006, and may be some-
what longer. The Board's procedures for processing applications may be found at
12 C.ER. 262. Procedures for processing protested applications may be found at
12 C.F.R. 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board's procedures, or
if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the applica-
tion, contact Huston McKiney, Director of Applications Risk, at (404) 498-7221.
The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public
meeting or formal hearing on the application if thy ation if thy are received in writing by the
Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period.
103459 ON 12/14/05

CITY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Board of Acjustment of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 7:00 pm. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Cham-
bers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting
are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION requesting to allow for
an extension to a pre-existing pre-school within an RMF zoning district (Ref LDR
90-193 (4)). The application was submitted by Stepping Stones Academy I, Inc.,
owners Wayne and Linda Evans. The subject property is located at 400 and 412
Southwest 4th Street. Legal description: Lots 7 to 12, of Block 181, Okeechobee,
Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is ap-
proximately 0.75 acres, Petition No. 05-005-SE.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION for an outdoor vehicle
sales lot within a CHV zoning district (Ref. LDR 90-283 (18)). Alejandro and Janet
Estremera are the property owners and applicants. The subject property is located
at 711 North Parrott Avenue. Legal description: Lots 1 to 3 of Block 58, Okeecho-
bee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is
approximately 0.479 acres. Petition No. 05-006-SE.
A copy of the entire petitions) and agenda are available in the General Services Of-
fice, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katlrina Cook at (863) 763-3372, exten-
sion 218. Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment will serve as the
,.i ., ..,.. ,,, ,, ii,., i.4uasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny
.l"i i'i' ti -,:l; SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustment with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General
Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for assistance;
if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TOD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
101248ON12/2,14/05

CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Land Planning Agency for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tues-
day, December 20, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers,
Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Items to be considered at this public meeting
are:
Conduct-a PUBLIC HEARING ..'.. ,.1, i:,, ,,T ; ,.,-.,, P ,n :.,TIi 3cale Future
Land Use Map Amendment o .f.i,. ...,,, 1.1, ",. 'i Si :i .uT.wml by Rick J.
Surface. The application is to change the Future Lane Use designation from Single
Family (SF) to Mult Family (MF) for property located at 305 l 307 Northeast 11th
Street. Legal description being: Lotsl to 4 of Block 31, Okeechobee, Plat Book 1,
Page 10, Public Records, Okeechobee County, lorida and is approximately 0.34
acress. The proposed use of the property is for a duplex dwelling.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-014-SSA submitted by Stepping
Stones Academy I, Inc., owners Wayne and Linda Evans. The application is to
change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Multi Family
(MF) for property located at 400 to 412 Southwest 4th Street. Legal description
being: Lots 7 to 10 of Block 181, Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public
Records, Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.75 acre(s). The pro-
posed use of the property is for a pre-schooVdaycare.
The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or
citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regqu-
lations (LDR's) and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration
and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372, ex-
tension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation
board. All items considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City
Council forfinal PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, January 3, 200,
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Land
Planning Agency with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General
Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for assistance;
if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (OD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoing Administrator
101231 ON 12/2,14/05

CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Planning Board for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tuesday, De-
cember 20, 2005 at 6:45 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will
be held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeechobee, Florida. Items to be considered at this public meeting are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 05-015-R sub-
mitted by Lefand Dyals, Administrator of Mary Dyals (Estate). The application is to
change the zoning designation from Residential Muple Family (RMF) to Heavy
Commercial (CHV) for property located at 304 Southwest 3rd Avenue. Legal de-
scription being: Lots 1 and 2 of Block 182, Okeechobee, Plat Book 5; Page 5,
Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.325 acress,
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider a Reoning Appication No. 05-016-R sub-
mitted by property owner Daniel B. Creech. The application is to change zoning
designation from Industrial (ND) to Residential Single Family-One (RSF-1) for
property located at 302 Southeast 10th Avenue. Legal description being: Lots 9 to
11 of Block E Wrigh's Third Addition, Plat Book 1, Page 9, Public Records,
Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 1.286 acre(s).
A copy of the entire applicaton(s) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372, ex-
tension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation
board. All items considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City
Council forfinal PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, January 17,2006.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Plan-
ning Board with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Gener-
al Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special ac-
commodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no lat-
er than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for
assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Bran Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
101237ON12/2,14/05


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TRAILER NEEDS!!
Utility trailers, Equipment,
Dump, etc.,
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910 Hwy 17 North
Fort Meade, FL
(863)285-9144
Toll Free (877)FLA-TRLZ
TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569-6285


DODGE WORK VAN 1986 -
RAM 250, 3/4 ton, cold a/c
runs great $2500
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Self Storabe, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on December 19,2005.
Unit #207 Harris
Unit #252 Beasley
Unit #52 azelliel
102509 ON 12/7,14/05
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the-
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Woreforce Consortium
announces a public meeting of the
Performance & Evaluation Committee
to which all persons are invited:
Date&Time: Wednesday, December 21,
2005- 8:30 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concem-
ing the Workforce 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 Developmentr board of the
Treasure Coas[
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
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.
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