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Vol. 96 No. 352 Sunday, December 18, 2005 75t Plus tax
If your home is decorated for
the holiday season why not let
everyone in the community
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 dis-
Homes decorated for the
holidays can be seen at:
313 S.W 67th Drive
1475 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron Golf& C.C.
4 Hunter Road in Buck-
2350 S.E. 20th Drive in Tay-
lor Creek Isles
4055 S.E. 24th Rd. in Van-
tage 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 Tay-
lor Creek Isles
211 24th St. in Buckhead
All of Kissimmee River
2801 S.E. 18th Court
Real Life Children's Ranch,
7777 U.S. 441 S.E.
5270 N.W. 30th St.
Palm Village Ranch,
entrance is on 44th Blvd.
*All of S.W Second Court
4600-S.E. 27th Street
501 S.E. Eighth St.
4411 S.W. 13th Ave. in
1711 S.W35th Drive
*2531 S.E. 23rd St. in Taylor
116 N.E. Eighth Ave. in
River Run Resort
S.W. 18th St. in Oak Park
CHICAGO (AP) The first
time Mary McCray's grand-
daughters saw snow, it was
Christmas in New "'Orleans last
year. Few of the flakes stuck
but, to them, it was a miracle.
The four girls, ages 8 to 12,
remember the chicken, stuffed
peppers and baked macaroni
their grandmother made for a
special dinner and the presents
Santa brought. And now,
despite all they've been
through, they're just as excited
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Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . .11
Obituaries . .. .3
Opinion .......... 4.
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, 0 Donations help Glades County
0 Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Paul Beck (second right), Glades County Commissioner, picked up donations at the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Dec. 16. Chamber Executive Director
Brenda O'Connor (front left), Pat Tipton (far right), and Catalino Yanez helped load the
items onto a truck.
Okeechobee helps Glades County
By Audrey Blackwell
What started out as donation
gathering for Hurricane Katrina-
stricken Franklinton, La. turned
out to also benefit a nearby com-
The Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce donated goods left
over from the Katrina relief effort
to Glades County on Friday, Dec.
16 to help those still in dire
straights after Hurricane Wilma
roared through the area on Oct.
Following Hurricane Katrina,
which hit the Gulf states on Aug.
29, the Chamber partnered with
the staff of the Okeechobee News
to help the small agricultural
town of Franklinton, La. The rural
town of about 4,000 people,
located 75 miles north of New
Orleans, suffered hurricane-force
winds that topped 100 mph dur-
ing Katrina. Many of their dairy
cows were killed one of their
main economic industries and
people were left for weeks with-
out food, clothing, and overall
help with their infrastructure. The
Okeechobee community rallied
for the cause and donated a semi-
truckload of clothing, food, water,
and infant and school supplies.
Walpole Inc. donated the semi
and driver and the first shipment
made its way to a grateful people
in Franklinton, according to the
hamlet's Mayor Earl Brown on
When it was all said and done,
the people of Okeechobee had
more to give and continued to
drop off goods to the Chamber.
Executive Director Brenda
O'Connor said she would contin-
ue to receive the goods for
Franklinton. However, when she
called Mayor Brown and let him
know people were still giving, he
kindly declined saying they were
pretty well on their way to recov-
ery. He suggested they give the
donations to another town that
might still be in need.
Then Hurricane Wilma bil-
lowed through the Lake Okee-
chobee area destroying homes
and infrastructure, mainly south
of the lake.
Because the need was so
great in the Clewiston and Moore
Haven area of Glades County, the
decision was made to donate the
goods to them.
Paul Beck, Glades County
Commissioner, also sits on. the
board of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, and said he
knows first hand of the needs in
Glades County that still exist after
He cited the case of a woman
who has an invalid husband.
Their house was destroyed by the
hurricane with damages estimat-
ed at $30,000.
"She had insurance, but they
dropped her. Then someone
talked with a person in Tallahas-
see and got the insurance back,
but she still hasn't received a
check," Mr. Beck said. He credit-
ed Senior Connections in Glades
County for helping with a lot of
situations like the one men-
Mr. Beck noted with apprecia-
tion those in Okeechobee who
See Glades -Page 2
By Pete Gawda
The long awaited master
plan for the development of the
Okeechobee County Airport
was presented to Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners at their Thursday
Commissioners also consid-
ered several issues dealing with
AVCON, Inc began prepara-
tion of the plan, which is sup-
posed to take the airport to the
year 2025, in June of 2004. Its
completion was delayed by
changes in airport manage-
In July 2005 current airport
manager Vernon Gray reviewed
the draft and suggested certain
changes. The report was pre-
pared in accordance with guide-
lines' established by the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA)
and the Florida Department of
See Airport -Page 2
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Pioneers had holiday traditions
Holiday traditions come with
families who settle new lands,
new countries. In pioneer days,
customs and ingredients had to
be adapted to what was available
and edible and sometimes that
was very different from the food
of the pioneers' homelands.
On the other hand, where
people could gather, they had
Mrs. M.F. George in 1917,
wrote of Christmas in Moore
Haven one year after its founding,
"... at the Christmas celebration
given that Christmas night in
1916, 500 people attended the
Christmas tree entertainment
given by our Sunday school chil-
Ten years later, the hurricane
of 1926 wiped most of Moore
Haven off the map, killing 200
people there. Clewiston suffered
damage, but no deaths. That
December, Papa and Madame
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
Watanabe opened the doors of
the Watanabe Hotel in Clewiston
to all the people on the lake for a
community Christmas celebra-
tion with dinner and an orchestra
bought in from Fort Myers for
dancing, according to an article
written by Beryl Bowden that
appeared in the Clewiston News
September 26, 1983.
'lila Valentine wrote for the
Okeechobee News on and off
from 1977 until her death in 2003.
She interviewed the people who
had settled in the Okeechobee
area around the turn of the centu-
ry. Here is an excerpt from some
of her interviews:
In 1988, the late Wade Walker
recalled that the Christmas cele-
brations he best remembered
were the parties.
"We had a big frolic pretty
near every night around Christ-
mas time. There was a frolic
somewhere or another. I've
played (music) as late as three at
night and would work all day. I
would play at night for dances,"
he said. Mr. Walker, who was
born in 1905, said he didn't
remember anyone decorating at
the holidays until after he was an
Also in a 1988 interview, Lola
Upthegrove Williams said that
when she was a child her family
lived in Fort Myers. There the fam-
ily celebrated Christmas with
some decorating and there were
presents for the children. Then
when John Upthegrove moved
his family to the shores of Lake
See Pioneers Page 2
Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Future golf pro?
Children enjoyed games of skill and chance at South
Elementary School's Winter Carnival on Dec. 15.
2 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 18, 2005
News BriefsMHam tham 4N.o In arIltate lark power
Old holiday "Copyrighted Material
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee News is seeking photos of
local Christmas celebrations from .
1980 or earlier (25 years ago or q
older) for use in the Looking Back -
feature of this newspaper during
the month of December.
Bring old holiday photos to the
Okeechobee News office at 107
S.W 17th Street in Okeechobee
during regular office hours, Mon- O K
day through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. and we will copy the photos Cot
while you wait. Or, e-mail photos project
as jpg attachments to okee- ing shi
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Please include as much infor- country
mation as you can about when for lan
and where the photo was taken move
and who is in the photo. work
Photos may be of community Weekly
or family celebrations in the
County offices w. of
close for holiday Constr
OKEECHOBEE The offices struct I
of the Okeechobee County Tax way tc
Collector and Property Appraiser dual le
will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 22, include
and will remain closed on Friday, signals
Dec: 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in
observance of the Christmas holi-
Clerk's office SP
closes for luncheon Conti
OKEECHOBEE The offices dent Il
of the Okeechobee County Clerk who b
of Circuit Court will close to the renewal
public between noon and 1:30 sponsil
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, for He
their annual employee holiday no inte
season luncheon, zations
The office will reopen to the activities
public at 1:30 p.m. closure
Property taxes endang
now being collected approve
OKEECHOBEE The Okee- tool in
chobee County real and personal powrca
property roll has been certified by He sai
the Okeechobee County Property signed
Appraiser and is open for collec- dsond
tion of taxes for 2005. more th
Residents of the city and coun- 11 attack
ty can pay their property taxes at "Th
the Okeechobee County Tax Col- me to (
lector's Office in the Alderman under o
Building, 307 N.W. Fifth Av., Suite protect
B. ties," Bu
Discounts will be allowed as what I
follows: 3 percent on payments as I'mt
made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 percent States."
on payments made Jan. 1, 2006 Jame
Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on pay- books
ments made Feb. 1, 2006 Feb. Agency,
28,2006; and, net if paid in March. problem
For information on fire, special
garbage and Country Hills road Foreign
assessments, call (863) 763-9312. Act to a
Office hours are Monday suspect
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 "I di
p.m. legal rig
For information, call (863) 763- dent, w
3421. ri't mak
Young artists Bu said in
to be selected .law,wh
OKEECHOBEE- Local young Susa
artists between the ages of 10-19 of cons
are needed as apprentices to town Ur
paint Okeechobee Main Street's the pre
first mural project. the pre
This competition is dedicated 'It
to promote the involvement of .,
young Okeechobee artists in visu- ..
al arts, as well as learning and par- interpre
ticipating in the process of paint-., n Ie
ing a large mural under the the Con,
direction of professional artists.
Young artists chosen will be
taking part in a historical event.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submit-
ted through a juried process.
Competition is now open and will
end on Jan. 6, 2006. An entry and
artists' consent form is required.
For information, contact Brid-
gett Waldau, mural and visual arts
chairperson, at (863) 467-7300; or
stop by the Okeechobee Main
Street's office at 111 N.E. Second m
St. for an entry form, consent
form, rules and art submission
format. Information is also online
Loans help replace .
storm-damaged homes m
OKEECHOBEE The Okee- ^|
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program, AV
which helps homeowners with ^
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria: *
You owned your home in -
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during -
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack,of insur-
ance or other assistance. :
Your gross household *
income is at or below the follow-
ing levels: one person in the
household $24,000; two per-
sons $27,650; three persons- -
$31,100; four persons $34,550; *
five persons $37,300; six per-
sons $40,100; seven persons
-$42,850; and, eight persons L- _
S a -f
eechobee Road Watch
t Crews will be perform-
oulder repair work at vari-
ocations throughout the
y. Motorists should watch
e closures as necessary to
equipment in and out of the
zones. The contractor is
y Asphalt Paving, Inc.
70: From W. of U.S. 98 to
7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles):
auction project Work
ues to widen and recon-
the existing two-lane road-
o four lanes with a center
eft turn lane. The work
es drainage improvements,
, and street lighting. Work
nued From Page 1
shed out at the senators
blocked the Patriot Act's
al, branding them as irre-
also made clear that he has
nation of halting his authori-
of the NSA's monitoring
is and said the public dis-
e of the spy operation
h said his authority to
e what he called a "vital
our war against the terror-
me from his constitutional
s as commander in chief.
d that he has personally
off on reauthorizations
ian 30 times since the Sept.
e American people expect
do everything in my power
our laws and Constitution to
them and their civil liber-
ish said. "And that is exactly
will continue to do, so long
he president of the United
es B&fbord, author of two
on thg Natiopal Security
said the program could be
natic because it bypasses a
court set up by the 1978
authorize eavesdropping on
don't hear him specify any
ht, except his right as presi-
hich in a democracy does-
ke much sense," Bamford
an interview. "Today, what
aid is he went around the
ich is a violation of the law,
n Low Bloch, a professor
stitutiorial law at George-
niversity Law Center, said
sident needs authorization
ingress for this kind of activ-
s taking a hugely expansive
station of the Constitution
president's powers under
stitution," she said.
currently includes storm pipe
installation and roadway con-
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
tractor is Russell Engineering.
U.S. 441: From North of Ceme-
tery Road to N.E. 131st St. in Okee-
chobee County: Construction
project Work to begin milling
and repaving. ARMI layer starting
north end of the project moving
south. This project includes
widening shoulders, ARMI layer,
milling, resurfacing, guardrail and
minor drainage improvements.
The contractor is Elmo Greer and
Sons, LLC. The estimated comple-
tion date: Winter 2005/2006.
"It's consistent w
the White House ha
since 9/11. And every
of these measures ha
lenged in the Suprer
Supreme Court has
the administration. TI
tion just doesn't seem
That view was ec
"I tell you, he
George Bush, not
Bush. This is not the
eminent we have
fought for," Sen. Rus
D-Wis., told The Asso
Added Sen. Patrici
"The Bush administra
believe it is above the
of Pennsylvania, cha
Senate Judiciary Co
Friday said the NSA
Bush defended th
program as narrowly
used "consistent with
the Constitution." I
employed only to
people inside the U
been determined to
link" to al-Qaida or re
refused to provide d
ing defining the stand
establish such a link a
many people are being
The program is re
45 days, using fresh
ments, legal reviews,
tion from previous ac
the program, the pr
the monitoring rece
training to make sure
are not violated, he sa
Bush also said me
been briefed more t
times on the activities
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are helping their people by giving
such items as baby food, mosquito
repellant, school supplies, and
clothing all packaged neatly and
"There has been just a tremen-
dous outpouring. I'm trying to get
these things to needy families. It
means a lot, especially at this time
Continued From Page 1
Okeechobee, the holiday was cele-
brated in a different manner.
"On the lake, what we done was
have a big dinner, no decorating or,
trees. Just everybody came in and
we had a big crowd and a big din-
ner. Then, we'd have a dance; not a
square dance. That was our enter-
tainment then," she recalled.
A tale of the frolics on the lake is
also found in the Lawrence Will
book, "Okeechobee Catfishing": I
"Now John had some girls, and
naturally, these girls loved to dance.
sell Feingold, Continued From Page 1
ciated Press. Transportation (FDOT). Once it i
k Leahy, D-Vt.: approved by those organizations,
nation seems to will serve as the basis for federal
law." and state funding of airport
Arlen Specter improvement programs.
airman of the Mr. Gray told commissioner
)mmittee, on that not all the improvements sug
p a gested in the plan actually have ti
program was be implemented, but an improve
he promised ment must be in the master plan ii
order to receive funding.
te monitoring The plan identified 30 short-
designed and mid- and long-term projects con
i U.S. law and cerned with such things as length
He said it is ening and improving both run
intercept the ways, creating additional taxiway
unications of' for land development, construction
.S. who have of additional county-owne<
have "a clear hangars and establishment of a fir
latedd terrorist station and training facility on air
ficials have Gloria Loungeway. of AVCOI
details, includ- presented the plan to commission
dards used to ers. She said the objectives of thE
or saying how plan were to identify economic,
1 saying h opportunities and identify improve
ig monitored. ments. She said the report high
viewed every lighted the need for a larger term
threat assess- nal and the fact that the airport lack
and informa- an instrument approach system
activities under The plan suggested an upgrade ii
resident said. lighting and signage, updating
S involved in stormwater facilities and industrial
ive.extensive park expansion.
civil liberties "Without an airport you don'
aid. develop economically," was the
embers of the opinion of Commissioner Elvie
ership have Posey.
han a dozen Mr. Gray said that AVCON had
3. done an outstanding job in prepare
'ss writers ing the report. He also reported tha
d Will Lester the apron lighting project had been
Turning to housing matters, the
commission considered and
approved two grants from Hurri
cane, Housing Recovery Prograr
^ (HHRP) funds to BeacHouse LL(
for affordable rental housing. One
grant, for $540,000, went for the
development of nine or more o
affordable rental housing. The
other grant, for $100,000 was foi
the development of affordable sen-
ior rental housing units.
A third grant application foi
$360,000 for.the development of
) 100 units of affordable rental hous-
ings known as The Oaks at Shan-
non's Crossing was denied upor
Sthe recommendation of grani
administrator Deborah Belcher.
City Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford is the City of Okeechobee's liai-
son to the grant administrator.
When asked after the meeting why
Sthe recommendation for The Oaks
was withdrawn, he replied that thai
housing project was going to be
built with funding from several
ders" sources. He said the HHRP grani
would be used merely to add
amenities to the project, and the
project could be built with or with-
out the grant. Therefore, he said, it
was felt that funding another proj-
ect would be better use of grant
The remaining funds in the
of year the holidays. The timing
can't be better," he said.
Those who donated include
local churches, the Masonic
Lodge, and individuals who just
dropped things off at the Cham-
ber's door. Some signed a dona-
tion list, and others gave anony-
"It restores my faith in the
human race. The people came
pouring forth to help out," said Mr.
They sure hated to see that big
clean floor cluttered up with fishing
gear. But, John was a strict type
with his girls and he didn't approve
of too much frolicking. So the girls
went to work on their mother and
she went to work on John, and,
well, you know who it is yourself.
Anyway, John decided to have a big
square dance. He never did things
halfway. The whole lake boats
from Utopia, Tantie, Ritta and even
Moore Haven came frolicking
there. That dance lasted for two
days and two nights without a stop
for breath. The women fried fish,
Mart Manning butchered ayearling.
Four fiddlers, with boys to beat time
HHRP program earmarked for
extra low-income families,
$868,420, was awarded to Okee-
chobee Senior Housing Associates,
is Ltd, for the development of 60 units
it of affordable senior rental housing
rt The board also discussed sever-
al proposed changes in the Local
s Housing Assistance Plan. The maxi-
mum purchase price of a SHIP
o home is currently $131,500. In
today's housing market some fami-
n lies cannot find homes under that
limit. SHIP Cbordinator Linda
Rucks suggested raising the maxi-
mum purchase price to $189,682.
Currently, down paymefit assis-
tance is offered up to $25,000,
s depending on the income of the
n family. The proposed maximum
d down payment assistance is
e $40,000. Another proposal involved
r- using a tiered forgiveness program
based on the amount of time the
N applicant lives in the house.
I- At the present time, homebuy-
e ers are required to come up with a
c. minim of 1 percent of the purchase
- price at closing. It was suggested
- that amount be changed to a sliding
- scale based on the applicant's
. It was also suggested that the
n rehabilitation limit be raised from
g $10,000 to $20,000.
1 Commissioners were agreeable
with these proposed changes and
t asked staff to incorporate the
e changes into the plan and bring it
e back to the commission at a later
d Turning to another low income
- housing issue, Paul Ritter of Habitat
t for Humanity appeared before the
1 board to request purchase of coun-
ty-owned lots that have been
e declared surplus.
I Commissioner Clif Betts noted
- that the county had held on to some
lots so they could be used for low-
income housing. However, Com-
e missioner Ray Domer said that sell-
ing lots to Habitat for Humanity
Should set a bad precedent.
"I don't think it is the county's
position to provide land," he said,
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wG w Ihe Ilesi z.calo nev, at
on strings, fiddled in shirts around
the clock. Callers called til they
plumb gave out. 'Shine jugs never
stayed empty. Naturally, some
scrimmages had to start, but with
John Upthegrove and Sheriff Pogy
Bill on hand, things would get
smoothed out before anybody got
hurt too much. And, of all the
stomping, shouting and do-se-do-
ing you ever seed in your borned
life. I reckon that there was the
most. John had to nail up more
braces under his floor, but the frolic
was a grand success, and I reckon
the lake will never see another party
like John Upthegrove's holiday
adding that it wasn't fair to the citi-
After discussion, commission-
ers voted 4-1 to sell Habitat for
Humanity one lot in Playland Park
and one lot in El Mira Sol at theit
Commissioner Domer cast the
lone dissenting vote.
In other action, the board:
appointed Jude Fischer to the
code enforcement board with a
term to expire March 1, 2007;
approved the Library Special-
ist II position:
rejected the sole bid for an
annual contract for swimming pool
chemicals and agreed to purchase
chemicals on a best-price basis;
approved expenditure of
$13,283.90 for four sets of self con-
tained breathing apparatuses;
appt&6ed expenditure of
$37,720 to ETR, LLC in Altamonte
' Springs for the refurbishing and
remounting of an ambulance mod-
approved expenditure of
$54,113 for the purchase of a new
International 4300 chassis from
Rechtien International Trucks foi
use as an ambulance;
authorized dismantling the
batting cages at the sports complex
due to hurricane damage;
authorized expenditure of
$16,000 to AVCON, Inc, for design
and bidding services for procuring
an emergency generator for the air-
adopted a resolution thai
would allow the county to coiled
non-ad-valorem assessments foi
the 2006 fiscal year;
approved payment of $7,220 a
month for an estimated two-month
period for field services in connec-
tion with the Berman Road widen-
authorized staff to pursue con-
struction of a public boat ramp in
the Rim Canal at Nubbin Slough;
authorized the county admin-
istrator to proceed with requests for
funding the Countywide Spatial
Infrastructure (CSI) System.
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BUILDING CODES: Was anybody aware that if you lost a building
due to uncontrollable disaster, that you could not build the same size
building that you lost? Well, thi s is true. Our county has a code that
states just that. Yet, if there was concrete under that building you still
pay taxes on that. But, you can only build one that equals the size of
your residential structure. What does that have to do with an outside
structure that once stood on your property? Can someone answer this
for me? This has got to be the dumbest code I have ever seen in my life.
So this means that you can lose the equity in your property, just
because a natural disaster rips up your buildings. Sounds to me like a
control issue once more. This code was passed in the 1990s. We can't
control the weather or the hurricanes that take our lives from us. Is
there no compassion for people any longer? Does any one have an
answer of how do we get this code changed?
NEW CONSTRUCTION: The new codes are there to make sure
everything built meets the codes that are necessary to ensure public
safety. All new construction must meet the stricter codes. This is not
something I would want changed. I think the new, tougher building
codes are a good thing for the county and for the state. If anything, the
codes should be stricter. Just because a structure once stood on your
property does not mean it met the building codes. Some things are
grandfathered in because they were there before codes. But if some-
thing that was grandfathered in is destroyed, whether by nature or by
the property owner, then it can't be replaced. New construction must
meet the current building codes. The size of the structure you are
allowed to build depends on the size of the lot and the building codes
for construction in your area.
ENFORCING CODES: Most of the building codes changed after Hur-
ricane Andrew hit in 1992. So anything older than that was at least 13
years old when this year's storms hit. Just because you had something
before the storm doesn't mean it was legal to have it. If you had a shed
or something that was in violation of the codes, but they let it slide in
the past, that doesn't give you a lifelong right to have a shed there. The
problem with this county is there is not enough code enforcement.
They let people slide for so long that when they try to enforce the
codes, people think it isn't fair. They need to be enforcing the codes on
the books more strictly and holding everyone accountable.
AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: If anyone thinks that the Agri-Civic Center is a
boondoggle, then I would have to surmise that they never attended the
kids' livestock showing/sales at the old facility. This new center is able
to host many different events and is wonderful compared to what we
had. Now that was a barn.
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.
Holiday CD benefits Hospice
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 has produced a
Christmas CD in which some of the proceeds will be donated to
Hospice of Okeechobee. The CD, which features local artists, is
available at Rustic Ranch Furniture, Crown Custom Computer,
Lawrence Insurance Agency, Hospice of Okeechobee's Country
Store, VFW Post #10539, Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge and the
office of Main Street. Donations to Hospice of Okeechobee will
support their Hospice residence.
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
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A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance, con-
tact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and ar e in September. For informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration is
$20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are
invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763) 4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Uving Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
.affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. atthe Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service program
to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to diminish
appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R to (863) 467-2096 or
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Letter to the Editor
Editor's Note: Following is a let-
ter sent by the junior and senior
classes at Moore Haven High
Schoolto Governor Jeb. Bush.
It is with much regret that we,
the American Government stu-
dents of Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High
School write this letter. Yet we feel
' compelled to have our voice, even
if small, heard by you and the citi-
zens of our area.
As you are aware, the City of
Sanibel and other governmental
entities along the southwestern
coast of our stat e forming an
alliance and planning a lawsuit
against South Florida Water Man-
agement District and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers regarding the
excess water releases from Lake
We believe that the problem
with increased water releases is
not entirely the fault of SFWMD or
the Corps. In fact, excessive rainfall
is actually one of the culprits and
perhaps a lawsuit against Mother
Nature would be more appropri-
We believe that the lake releas-
es only account for a portion of the
problems in the estuaries. Around
the area of the Caloosahatchee
delta, there is considerable urban
runoff, which also pollutes the
estuary. As we have found in our
research, there is apparently a lack
of data that actually measures this
urban runoff or the impact of other
activities in the estuary such as
However, studies done by the
environmental group River Watch
in 1996 showed that 29.5 percent
of the estuary phosphorus content
was due to urban runoff and this
study only used data as far south-
west as the .Franklin Locks. Most of
the urban development is beyond
that point. To our knowledge there
are no studies that indicate the
amount of water entering the river
from urban runoff along the sys-
tem. And we also know that 10" of
rainfall from Hurricane Wilma
entered the river that did not come
from the freshwater releases.
We further believe there are
many landowners in the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area (EAA) that
would not willingly give up their
land and it would take months or
even years before the litigation, of
appropriate compensation would
be completed with an uncertain
outcome. To our knowledge, no
property owners have come for-
ward and offered their agriculture
acreage for this planned flooding
that Sanibel and Lee County Com-
missioners are recommending.
Apparently there is interest in
the EAA area by developers and
mining industries. This alarming
fact has prompted the Audubon of
Florida to endorse continued farm-
ing and continued implementation
by SFWMD of increased storage,
retention and treatment of water in
We believe that Florida's money
would be better spent on scientific
research for cleaning the lake and
the estuaries, including ways to
divert urban runoff, instead of law-
suits. We fear the loss of education
funding, such as Florida Bright
Futures Scholarships if this lawsuit
absorbs too much of the state's
We understand that funding for
this program is debated annually in
our state legislature already with-
out increased pressure on the
budget. We also don't want to see
county and city governments'
budgets weakened over this issue,
which could also negatively impact
We believe that the health of the
estuary is very important and its
improvement should be a priority.
But we also believe that the health
of Lake Okeechobee and, more
importantly, the health and safety
of the citizens who live-on the bor-
ders of Lake Okeechobee should
also be of great concern.
Our class has been looking at
this issue for several weeks now
and have heard comments from
local, state and federal legislators, a
representative from South Florida
Water Management District, a sci-
entist from River Watch, concerned
citizens from Sanibel Island, as well
as an officer with the Florida Fish
and Game Commission and have a
scheduled tour of the spillway,
locking system and Lake Okee-
chobee itself in January. We have
invited the Sanibel City Council to
take our lake tour as well. We have
concluded that this is an extremely
complicated issue and we believe
that having it play out in the judicial
branch of government would only
hinder the progress of finding a
suitable solution that would be
agreeable to all Florida residents.
We urge you to continue the
funding for the Lake Okeechobee
and Estuary Recovery program
and the Acceler8 program, and
continued scientific research on
the entire Lake Okeechobee,
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
Thank you for considering our
point of view when reviewing this
Class of 2006
Moore Haven JrSr. High
Editor's Note: The story deal-
ing with the students' meeting
with the Sanibel City Commission
ran in the Friday, Dec. 16, issue of
the Okeechobee News.
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. The next performance will be Sunday, Dec.
18, at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call (863) 634-
Church hosting Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music and Drama Ministries, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will present an outdoor musical event entitled
"Wondrous Gift: The Treasures of Jesus" on Sunday, Dec. 18,
at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
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)
Church hosting Christmas cantata
The Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, choir will
present their Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45
a.m. The program, "He's Still the King of Kings", was written
by Mosie Lister and is a musical worshipping the Christ of
Christmas. For information, call (863) 763-6626.
Special Christmas celebration planned
The annual Christmas Around the World celebration will be
held Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901
S.W Sixth St., from 5 until 7 pm. There will be a live nativity
pageant, live animals, booths and gifts for children. Santa will
also be there. For information, call the parish office at (863)
Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22,
23 and 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by the
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.
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 written by Tom Fettke. For information, call (863)
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 southeast section of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour
the southwest portion of the city.
Annual toy drive under way
" Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 11th annual
toy give-a-way for needy children in' O'kdhobee. The'c611 '
tion 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
service at 5 p.m. and a traditional service at 7 p.m. On Christ-
mas Day there will be a combined service at 10 a.m. For infor-
mation, call the church office at (863) 763-4021; or, go to
Hospice Country Store has sale
The Country Store will remain open until Thursday Dec. 29.
Gift items can be purchased from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday
to Wednesday. All proceeds from the Country Store will bene-
fit Hospice and patient services.
Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts of Okeechobee, Pegasus Service Unit are
collecting baby items to aid local families impacted by the
recent hurricanes. Items such as diapers, unopened formula,
baby bottles, baby wipes, baby food, etc. are needed. There
are collection boxes at local 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 -villbe given to the Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition for distribution.
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.
Session on Medicare drug plan offered
Tony Fransetta, president of the Florida Alliance for Retired
Americans, will be at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. He will be there to
give information on the Medicare Part D prescription plans
available. The event is sponsored by the Okeechobee Democ-
ratic Executive Committee.
Hospice schedules yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Jan.
6, and Saturday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Hospice
of Okeechobee's blue volunteer building located at the corner
of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee.
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 Pre-
vention 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)
The Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 18, 2005
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit in
Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited. Youths
between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main
missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to
accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or
senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can help
the American Red Cross reach people in your community with lifesaving
training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External 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 Dis-
aster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained volun-
teers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires, floods, etc. If
you would like to give of your time and talents to help local citizens in a
time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at the American Red
Cross- Okeechobee Branch.-- by calling (863) 763-2488.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave., is
open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The tempo-
rary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day from 9 a.m. until noon.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday through
Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for a vol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Closet.
The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should be
able to seek support from city and county officials, business executives
and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-
2306 for information.
New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of historical
Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture of the old
High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerce. They also
have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee" which
sells for $4.
Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida and
be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06 school year. Parents can
find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or, they can con-
tact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the registra-
County plat directory offered
.The 2005 ;Okeechgbee.: County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee-Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,,parenting classes and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test
please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic
education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second language, Tuesday and
Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro
Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School,-925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and advanced
computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be demonstrat-
ed, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the dates and
times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library at (863)
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which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children were
helped. The families faced a great deal of destruction during the hurri-
canes. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys because
the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council
also received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elemen-
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the original funds were depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the
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assistance were referred to the Red Cross.
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The Salvation Army is looking
for volunteers for its bell ringers
program. Bell ringers can sit
down and ring the bell for one
hour or one day, it's your choice.
If you would like to volunteer to
help the Salvation Army, contact
Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427.
The bell ringer program is the
Salvation Army's basic fundrais-
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The Country Store will be held
in the Hamrick House, which is
adjacent to the Hospice Resi-
dence at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information or to donate to the
event, call Theresa at (863) 467-
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.
The Okeechobee Community
Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry, will present its sev-
enth 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.
Oakview Baptist Church
Music and Drama Ministries, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will present an out-
door 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
The Brighton Baptist Church,
24050 S.R. 70 W, choir will pres-
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Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m.
The program, "He's Still the King
of Kings", was. written by Mosie
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information, call (863) 763-6626.
The annual Christmas Around
the World celebration will be
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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-
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.
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
southeast section of the city. And
on Dec. 23, he will tour the
southwest portion of the city.
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
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We closed out the regular year
sales with a BANG! Cows and Bulls
$2 higher and calves were $2-$4.
Don't forget our slaughter cow and
bull sale Tuesday noon, and the
year ends. Rafi Ranch, Okee-
chobee topped the calf market
with'a high of $2.40. Southern
accents, Okee topped the cow
market with a high of $54.50.
We wish you Happy Holidays and
may next year be the best ever! We
appreciate your business and most
of all, your friendship.
See ya next year
From all of us at OLM
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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
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VAvans are now running Mon-
day through. Friday. All veterans
needing a ride to the VA Medical
Center should call the County Vet-
erans 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.
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 confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes, and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located at
1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. For information
or appointments call (863) 763-
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eight-
een months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided; however, infants in
carriers are welcome. For details,
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
KITTEN-6wks old. Male, tiger
strip. Vic. of Oak Park, Dec.
7th. Please call with any info.
CAR KEY on orange expansion
wrist band. Vic. of Flagler
Park. Please call with info
Chocolate & White, Female,
Vicinity of Oak Park. Reward!
Please call (863)467-8038
KITTEN: Yellow w/bob tail.
"Pumpkin". Needs medicine.
NW 30th St. 863-467-1897
PET FERRET- Vic. of Horse-
shoe Acres Glades County.
Please call (863)983-7024
RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in
Ft. Drum Area. Reward! Please
RED NOSE TIC- Female,
Short, Vic of Country Village.
If found Please call
JACK RUSS/BLUE HEALER
Energetic, needs lots of rooms
to run. Housebroken. lyr old.
Friendly dog. (863)697-6309
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Tall Guy, Secure, 60, To meet
Attractive Gal or Friend for
Dining, Fishing, Traveling,
etc. Call (863)946-3123
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
DO NOT CALL
Will train for Full or P/T
in PB, Martin, St. Lucies and
Okee. Co's. You bring good
attitude, motivation and
clean van or p/u. We
provide excellent earnings,
flexible hrs. and benefits.
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
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EARN 45k-55k / YEAR
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Minimum 23 years of age, (lass A CDL
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Train in Florida
Job Placement Assistance
Associated Training Services
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Call (800)537-3031 for
info orfax resume to
Now hiring all Staff & Drivers.
Apply at Okeechobee
restaurant location from
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
a full line sporting
goods store, is hiring in
Okeechobee for the
Please apply at:
2105 S. Parrott Ave.
Okee, FL 34972
conducts drug testing.
*Tow truck driver
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
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.
TRUCK DRIVER, CDL Class B
w/Air Brake. Competitive
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401 K. Apply irr
person: W&W Lumber,
Hwy. 710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.
Ceramic Tile, Aluminum
Must have tools and
transportation. Bilingual a
must. Good pay and
benefits. Work in Hendry
County. Call (954)497-3591,
leave message or fax
resume to 954,497-0842.
Start Date: Jan. 2, 2006
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Knowledge of elec-
tronics and/or elec-
tricity from military,
trade school or col-
lege with 4 years
experience with high
testing & SCADA
required. $17.75 -
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
GROVE HELP WANTED
Salary depending on exp.
Benefits & 401K. Drug free
Salespeople. Must be
organized & able to work
well with others. Flexible
schedule a must.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifleds
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Sheets Available At:
107 S.W. 17th Street, St.eD,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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AI/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
Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North'
WAITRESSES & DELIVERY
PEOPLE NEEDED: FT/PT
Apply in person after 3:30 pm.
@ Antoinette's Restaurant,
3651 Hwy. 441 South,
Treasure Island Plaza
Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
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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.
LOOKING FOR RETIRED
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. & Thurs. 9am to
8pm 863-675-7410 La Belle
Position Available for Female
to provide companionship & to
prepare meals for elderly
woman w/Alzheimers disease.
Every other Saturday,
11 am-8pm & every Sunday
8am-5pm. $10 hr.
Call for details (863)634-4458
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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that before responding or
sending money ahead of
time, you check with the Bet-
ter Business Bureau at
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numbers may require an ex-
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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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Child Care Offered415
Services Offered '125
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
417 W.S. Park
* $25 For Trimming.
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7 Days A Week.
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and interesting person. No
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Coins 'Stamps 570
Drapes, Linens S Fabrcs 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A//C, for mobile home, with
heater, 3 ton, works perfect,
AIR CONDITIONER- Miller, for
mobile home, $500
Air Conditioners, (1) 110v &
(1) 220v (w/heat), $100 for
both will sell separately.
CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet,
ICE CREAM PARLOR CHAIRS
(4) Vintage. Bent wood
w/cane seats. $100.
SHERATON 8 place rose pat-
tern, w/bread plates, Made in
England by Johnson Bros.
Announcements Merchandise Mobile Homes
: Get FREE
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The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.
Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:
SO CALL TODAY!
Okeechobee Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
NeT service to our customers
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
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
SCHOOL DESK, Antique, Ex-
cellent condition. $250.
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 &
ELECTRIC RANGE Hotpoint,
glass top, self cleaning oven.
Good condition. $100
RANGE- Maytag, electric,
white, excellent condition,
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
STOVE Glass top, white, like
new. $265. (863)675-0310
WASHER DRYER GE space
maker Stacked, like new
WASHER, Kenmore, White,
Used. Heavy duty. Excellent
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S..Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788 / 634-9119
BICYCLE, boys, good condi-
BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO -
Crestline tandem bike, excel.
cond. $250 (863)357-7406
BICYCLE, womanls, 10 spd.,
good condition, $20.
DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
CYCLES (2) asking $250 will
TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Like new. $250 See Dec
10th YS Ad in Caloosa Belle
CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL -
Siemens. 150 amp Main.
Loaded w/ breakers. $80
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOO,R
OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite,
1/2hp, New, Ready to install
STORE FRONT DISPLAY
WALL- Moveable w/Shelves
& Outlet. 9Hxl6'Lx3'D.
IMAGINATION DESK by Leap
Frog, incl. cartridges & work-
sheets, like new, $30.
NICE DRESSES- 5, Very Good
Shape. $40. Or Will Separ-
DALE EARNHARDT SR Nascar
PRO-MOLD mini snap tight
collectible card holders 50
HP DESKTOP runs Windows
XP Home Ed. Printer included.
Excellent condition. $400
(863)983-7269 Leave Msg.
ANIMAL PAINTINGS: 6 20x
24" & 1 Small. By: Cooper.
Beautifully matted/framed. Exc.
BED: Twin w/mattress, box-
spring & frame. Very good
condition! Almost brand new.
$60 (863)634-20.94 Jennifer.
BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz
bed, light wd w/ painted bows
& pink flowers. Brand new.
$700 neg. (863)227-0199
BLUE LTHER SOFA & DBL
ROCKER REC. w/center sec-
tion $300 for ill wil sell sep,
good cond. (863)357-4188
-..BUNK BED,~,i.wood and metal,
p ti -i .n m lulon sized,
"ot u a er n-iu, r,. $150.
CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar
$250 or will separate
CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask-
ing $30 (863)675-6973.
CORNER COMPUTER DESK -
w/shelf, good shape, large,
COUCH & LOVESEAT, with ot-
toman, red & green stripe,
like new, $300 or best offer.
COUCH- 7ft, flower design,
perfect condition, 3 cush-
ions, $50 (863)467-4175.
CRIB & CHANGING TABLE,
exc. cond., Jenny Lind; hon-
ey color, $120 for both.
Desk & China Cabinet $175
for all, will sep.
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 sin. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT-
for wheelchair, goes on back'
of car, all hook ups, $1000
NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
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
CEILING FANS (4) 52" good
condition, $80 for all will sell
EXR KEYBOARD PLAYER
For Accomplished, Rockin
Blues and R&B Band.
Dedicated to the groove.
END TABLES, (2), curvy legs,
between light & medium ma-
ple, very nice, $50.
76x41, light wood, cost
$1200 new asking $325
FUTON $35 or best offer
FUTON- Black, Good shape.
$35. or best offer
GLASS WROUGHT IRON TA-
BLE w/6chairs & matching
Bakers Rack, Verde green,
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
MATTRESSES & BOX
SPRINGS, (2), double, & 2
frames, almost like new,
SECTIONAL beautiful, dark,
w/2 recliners, great cond.,
Must sell, asking $1000/neg.
SECTIONAL- 3PC Corner w/3
built in recliners, 3pc tble grp
$300 for all (863)824-0090.
SIDE TABLE, White, small. $5.
SLEEPER SOFA -74" long, ex-
tra slip covers, fullsize mat-
tress covrd w/plastic $100 will
SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Slip covered in jewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
(863)763-1861 Leave msg
SOFA'S- 2, Sleeper sofa,
Brown & white & 1 black
$50 or will separate
STOOLS (2) Wooden w/cush-
ions. $10. for both, will sep.
TABLE & STOOLS Diner's
50's style. Red & chrome.
Very nice. $300
CLUB CAR, '97-"Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
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-
$2450. neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx.
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.
PISTOL, 9mm, w/case & 2
magazines, less rn 50
rounds shot; -exc. cond.,
RIFLE- Savage Model III, 300
w/scope, $500 or best offer
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822
HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
TC3000, like new, exc.
cond., $900. (863)634-7409
MACH- Health Rider &
Gravity Edge,. all 3 machines
WEIGHT BENCH- Sears, Good
TRANE UNIT HEATER Elec-
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
LAMPS, (2), brand new, never
been used, cream & gold,
$35 for both.
$500 (863)634-9536 or
ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whl base
w/foot plate & legs, de-
tachable, exc. cond, $800 or
best offer. (863)801-6149
SUB WOOFER SPEAKER BOX,
15" $100. (863)824-0776
SUB WOOFERS (2) 12" Sony
Explode. 6 months old.
BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
.for all (863)763-9527
MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
various sizes, up to 6' wide,
$25 for all. (772)971-9474
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
PA SYSTEM Small, Fender
basement amp. Microphones,
drum machine $500 or best
UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
need space, must sell asap
$300 or best offer
ADBA AMER PIT BULL TERRI-
ER- Female, asking $200,
good hog dog
AFRICAN GREY PARROT
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$100 each. GCall Debbie
BLACK MOUTH CURR- 8 mos
old, spayed, all shots, lively,
BLOODHOUND PUPPY: Fe-
male, 7 mo's old. Great
hunting dog. $400.
CAT. LEOP & 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
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
GERMAN SHEPHERD 3 yr.
old male, 4 yr. old female.
$50 each (863)763-8318/
Last Minute Gift Idea, substi-
tute these ring neck doves
for turtle doves, $25
(863)675-6214 aft 6pm
LHASA APSO- AKC, Female,
spayed, Loving, Great w/kids.
Must sell do to illness. Sacri-
fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
MALTISE PUPPIES, AKC Reg.
$795-$995 each. 2M/1F
Shots & Wormed. Mother
on premises. (863)357-2676
MINI STUD HORSE- brown &
white paint, asking $400
NEED to sell all variety breeds,
fancy pigeons & also Black
Java Chickens. In good health
$8 each. (863)674-0156
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
PITBULL. Pups Full blioded
everything up to Ji-, 1 ,iTir 1
female, also avail, huge dog
kennel $250 (863)227-0396
PUG, ACA, Rare, Black, 1F/2M
Ready 12/22-8wks. Shots, pa-
pers/health cert. $700-$800..
RABBIT tame, litter box
trained $10 (863)635-4690
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready for
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
RED NOSE PUPPIES, UKC reg.
SHIH-TZU, female, 21/2 yrs.
old, $400. (863)697-3346
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
GARDEN TUB: White. $100.
WATER SOFTENER, Kenmore,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Commercial Grade, Leather,
w/new motor & table, $300.
HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
PUNCHING BAG, Everlast,
Stand Up Style. $25.
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044
2 BR, 2BA, on quite St..
Kids & pets welcome.
$850. mo. & $2200 Moves
you in. (561)795-1965 or
ON WATER 1 BR, 1 BA Apt.
w/2 porches (1 enclosed).
Furnished. No pets. Non Smk.
Env. $1000 mo., includes
utilities. 1st, last & $500 sec.
dep. $2500 to move in.
102 SE 8th Ave.
BASSWOOD, brand new,
3BR/2BA, 1 garage, $1150
, mo. Call Guenter
AIR CONDITIONER 4 or5 ton,
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
WANTED: Used Rugger Pistol,
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
WHEEL CHAIR NEEDED For
Invalid Senior Citizen Lady.
Please call. (863)467-9892
Christmas Trees 7-45
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 920
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
Poultry. Supplies 86')
VACUUM PUMP- Surge
SP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
HORSE BLANKET: Polar
Shield, 78", high quality, ALL
the extras. Paid $140. Used
3x. $40 neg. (772)263-1178
HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, ddes not
spook. loves trails $2500.
HORSES 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199
old stud, halter broke $600
WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
- "Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.
LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882
LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4',
Balloon Tires. $275.
PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
Railroad cross ties $10
RIDING LAWN MOWER- 9hp,
28", n3pper Liked new.
Rear -ig ;.'- .. See Dec
10th YS Ad Caloosa Belle
RIDING MOWER MTD Yard
Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
eng., runs & cuts great. Steal
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
Scott's Garden Lawn tractor,
16hp 42" mower, good con-
dition, $500 (863)675-7290
call for appointment
100 YOUNG CROSSBRED
COWS- some calves at side
GOATS For sale $75
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
FURNISHED APT- all utilities
hunting, creek, paved
road frontage. 125 a/c
a/c Hardee Co. Check
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
Five Acres, small pond, land
cleared, Lake Okeechobee
area, pad for house in place,
MUSE, Wild Wonderful SW
Glades County, 2-20ac par-
cels. Great area to build your
Dream Home. Weekdays
863-634-1791 or Weekends
RUNWAY LOTS, (2), 0.8 acre,
Lots 5 & 6, River Oak Grove
subdivision, $200,000 ea.
OKEE- 3br, lba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area. Near
Blue Heron. No pets $1100.
mo. + 1st, last, $500. sec
dep to move in
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, new
home, 2964 NW 35th Ave,
$1100/mo, 1st, last & $500
OKEECHOBEE 1500 sq ft. of-
fice, 1 block north of hospital
in Professional Center
Hwy. 70W. Frontage
1275 S.F +
$1750/mo. + Utilities
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
FOR SALE (863)983-4436
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1.5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bidg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
TAYLOR CREEK 2br, 1ba.
Ground floor. Motivated
seller. Will not last long!
Club house, swimming
pool, tennis court & marina
w/boat ramp. Call today
for appt! (863)357-3668 or
BEAUTIFUL REMODELED, 2
BR, 1 BA. on NW 6th St. New
Must see! "(863)357-0348
BUCK HEAD RIDGE, Over
2100 sq ft under air, Hottub
-Sea wall, Cement drive, Boat
lift, Carport, 2 storage sheds,
Deck above boat lift, Rock
fireplace & many.other opts.
Furniture package avail.
See To Appreciate!
Call (863)763-8174 or
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.
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, House 21/2 Lots
in BHR. Dock, Seawall, More!
LAZY 7 ESTATES, 3BR/2B/2A,
in ground pool, 1/ acre,
completely remodeled, ce-
(863)634-6545 or 634-2728
NewE4 Bed/2/2Bath, 2 Story
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, just com-
pleted, 2000 sf. Kings Bay,
$200,000 (561)248-3111 or
PERFECT PRIVATE SETTING!
4br 2ba On 5 wooded acres
w/lake. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
Waterfront, 3B/R, New homes
available. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376
Citrus Income, woods,
WANTED TO BUY- 2 or 3br,
Singlewide w/separate storage
building, Price range $75,000.
Phone is fixed. Call me
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Home for lease, 2BR 2BA, in
desirable Kings Bay Commu-
nity, immaculate Kitchen,
sun porch, w/d & nice back
yard, community pool. No
pets & non smoking environ.
$1200 mo. Call Scott
LAKE PLACID 3/2 on 2 acres
Lg. OW, 29 mis. from Okee-
chobee. Separate Family & Liv.
rms., porches, water system,
W/D $800 mo + 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)357-4844
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, lba,
$550/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.
HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $23K
Modular & Mobile
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
Palm Harbor Factory
2005 Models must
go. Call for Free
PARK MODEL '97 2br/2ba,
furnished w/golf cart/comput-
er. On canal, dock/golf course.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles,ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
with trailer and 25HP motor,
BASS BOAT- '2004, 18' Triton,
& trailer, 150 Merc., 21 hrs
on engine, full warr trans-
ferable, trolling mtr, hot foot,
fishfinder, Must sell paid
$21000 asking $15000 cash
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 85
hp Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $1500 or best offer.
CAMPER ENCLOSURE- for
2Oft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
MERCURY -'69 10 horse
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
PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2
25hp motors, canopy & trail-
er. $2500. (863)675-2575
Pontoon Boat, '94, Starcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
used very little, $80.
SEA EAGLE- '01, 12 1/2' in-
flatable. '02 15hp mercury
includes equipment. Runs
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & tdr, $1500
V BOTTOM BOAT 12 Ft., Alu-
minum. Very good condition.
$300. (863) 824-0801
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
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.
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
WATERFRONT RV PARK
Clean & Safe Rentals
tax and deposit
Full Hook up RV Lots
$400/mo + elec & $35 for
cable. All rentals incl. boat slip
WINNEBEGO REALDO '96 -
excel cond., low miles,
$22,500 Or trade for late
model truck (863)467-8798
BOAT MOTOR 1996 Long
Shaft, 30 hp Evinrude, 0/B.
Excellent condition. $800.
AIRBOAT PROP, wood, new,
72LXL36, w/Combee prop
plate & 6 new bolts, $600.
CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX: of 7
New, Harley Davidson Items.
$200 for all. Call for details.
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
YAMAHA TW200 '00- on/off
road, 4 stroke, elec/kick
start. Iclds hitch mounted tilt
down RC Carrier. $1700
ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
HONDA 90 SPORT TRAX, '03,
4 wheeler, exc. cond., manu-
al trans., gas powered, yel-
low, $1100. (863)801-6149
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- '2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
, hours, Runs great. $2500.
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- 4 Wheeler, '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
YAMAHA PW80 1993, Runs
good. Looks good. FMF
Pipe. $700. 954-275-8111
GULFSTREAM '05- 36FT, w/2
slide outs, 2br, set up in park
near Okee Tantie,
HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL
TRAILER, '93, 33', new re-
frig., a/c etc., good cond.,
Moving Must Sell. $7500
Terry Travel Trailer, '94, 27',
like-new, used very little, must
see, avail. Jan. 1, Okeechobee,
$7,000. (863)763-8709 or
(610)283-3416 or email
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 40W5
Heavy Duty Trucks -040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
mSo B II
ACURA INTEGRA 1997 new
paint, detailed, black, $4900
Okeechobee News, Sunday, December 18, 2005 1o
CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE,
'83, 4 door, good shape,
CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se-
dan, great condition, $2000
or best offer (863)610-4676
FORD MUSTANG '94, V6, Low
miles. Looks & Runs good.
Well maintained. $2500
FORD TAURUS STATION
WAGON, '87, runs good,
body good, $500.
FORD THUNDERBIRD, '90,
red, needs work, $250 or
best offer. (863)484-0305 of
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 -
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
MERCURY SABLE 1993 for
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970
MERC COUGAR '91- good
condition, new tires, just ser-
viced asking $2000 or best
NISSAN SENTRA NX 2000'93
Rebuilt trans. New tires.
130K ml. Runs good. 27 mi
per gal. $1000 (863)677-0459
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651
SEBRING CONVERTIBLE- '04,
Red with beige top, Beautiful
3500 mi. Must see $15,000
TOYOTA CELICA 1993 5sp,
cold air, $3500
CHEVEROLET PICK UP
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in.
motor. $2500 or best offer.
DODGE ASPEN '74 Slant 6,
runs great. Needs minor res-
toration. $500 (863)697-6731
VOLKSWAGON SUPER BEE-
TLE 1971, Brand new motor.
Needs restoration. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-4826
CHEVY BLAZER,'89, $1,000.
GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1 950.
CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
HOLLY CARBURETOR- 750
Double pumper, Very clean
REAREND for F350 Dually,
works perfect, $200.
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P275-55R20 & 3 Dodge
Mag Wheels. $300
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
TONNEAU COVER by ARE
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed
truck Excellent condition $300.
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.
DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
GMC-'86, 22' Drive van body,
New eng. & tires, Less than
30K, 5spd. $4500 or best
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
est offer. (863)357-4827
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
CHEVY SUBURBAN LT- '97,
White, 4x4, All power, Very
clean $8500. or best offer
FORD EXPEDITION 1997- All
power, leather, black/grey- 2
owner car- $5850
GMC SUBURBAN 1500 SLT-
'99, Gray, All power,
$10,500 or best offer.
CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
LET US MEET YOUR
Utility trailers, Equipment,
THE TRAILER ZONE
910 Hwy 17 North
Fort Meade, FL
Toll Free (877)FLA-TRLZ
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your clean up a breeze!
DODGE CARAVAN SPORT '02
49 K mls. Fully loaded. Must
see! Runs great. $8500
DODGE WORK VAN 1986 -
RAM 250, 3/4 ton, cold a/c
runs great $2500
FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
good, Cold A/C. Asking
$1100. or best offer
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority will meet In
regular session on Tuesday, January
10, 2006 at 8:30 AM., at the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority Offices, 100 S.
W.5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flrida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida
Statutes, if a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Authority
with respect-to such meetings, he or
she will need a record of proceedings,
and for such purpose, may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based. Such
person may provide a court recorder,
stenographer, or a tape recorder for
such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
John F. Hayford
Interim Executive Director, OUA
104589 ON 12/18/05
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I Pbic Notice
NOTICE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Flonda Heartland Rural HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Consortium
for DeSato, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties
WILL POSTTHE PROPOSED
Citizen Participation Plan and Anti-Displacement Policy
for a Six County Consolidated Plan
These documents may be viewed at the Okechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Floda from
December 19,2005 until January 19,2006
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO PROVIDE WRITTEN COMMENT ON THESE
DOCUMENTS, WHICH ARE POSTED FOR CITIZEN NOTIFICATION AS NOTICED
ABOVE, IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE/SHE MAY O0 SO BY DELIVERING OR
MAILING SUCH COMMENT WITHIN 30 DAYS TO GEORGE A. LONG, COUNTY AD-
MINISTRATOR, 304 NW 2ND STREET, ROOM 106, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972.
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, does not dis-
criminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimi-
natory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's
access to, participation, employment or treatment in tis programs or actvities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans
With Dlsabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Kim
Long, ADA Coordinator, at (863) 763-9312.
103838 ON 12Z18/05
READING A NEWSPAPER...
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 consult
their Florida auto insurance agent about their three-year'discount upon
completion of the class. For information, contact instructor D.J. Bryan at
Free nutrition class offered
There will be a contact reflex analysis and designed clinical nutrition
class by Dr. Edward W Douglas at the Douglas Health Center, 912-916 W
North Park St., on Jan. 9 and Jan. 23, 2006, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-4320.
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)
Participants needed for MLK parade
The organizers of the Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Day Parade
on Jan. 16 are seeking participants in the form of floats, vehicles, marchers
and horseback riders. Those interested should call (863) 610 0973. Partici-
pants should line up the Douglas Brown Community 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 6ofRevenue %\ill be offering free 2006 intangi-
ble tax serninars at the pkeechobee 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-
Program helps non-profit clubs
The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, along with Walker
Brothers Circus, has crated a fundraising program designed to assist
local non-profit clubs and organizations in the fundraising goals. The
Walker Brothers Circus will be appearing at the Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5. Local non-profit
organizations seeking fundraising project opportunities should con-
tact John Mazzola, Agri-Civic Center director, at (863) 763-1666 for
details and information.
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
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.
0HS 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 discounts
to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like to pur-
chase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung at (863)
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers.
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in part-
nership with the community and local families in need, is looking for vol-
unteers to help complete construction on their first house. Construction
experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are Saturdays and
Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to work on
the following committees: public relations, fundraising, legal advice, fami-
ly support and volunteer coordination. An experienced bookkeeper is also
needed. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.
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.
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
Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact the
County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-
8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in
the County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.
DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays have
to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five through
eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006,
marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa
Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christo-
pher Columbus and 4he 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)
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We do print "bad" news. (It IS newsworthy when things go
wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.)
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clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isn't difficult. The
vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.)
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No Monthly Plan
Includes Rx Coverage
(Part D benefits)!
We are pleased to announce that our network continues to grow and
some of our contracted providers* currently include:
Martin Memorial Medical Center
Martin Memorial Hospital South
St. Lucie Medical Center
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Primary Care Physicians*
Craddock, Richard, MD
Crouch, John, DO'
Doshi-Sanghrajka, Neha, MD
Dube, Richard, MD'
Eliot, Hope, MD'
Fernandez, Felix, DO
Gaeta, Paul, MD'
Gallupe, Dean, DO
Gilels, Michael, MD'
Glaspey, Ben, DO'
Gray, James, MD'
Kantor, Lawrence, MD'
Kardos, Linda, MD'
Keller, Christopher, DO
Leslie, Suzann, DO
Lydon, Lynn, MD
Lyons, Glynnis, DO
Mehan, Ravi, DO
Mendell, Philip, MD'
Mordes, David, MD'
Nayyar, Manjula, MD
Nayyar, Ramesh, MD
Pinzler, David, DO
Price, Julie, MD'
Ritter, William, MD'
Robbins, Howard, MD
Sawczak, Toni, MD
Sherman, Michael, MD'
Speicher, Matthew, MD'
Szentpaly, Gabriel, MD
VanVliet, Robert, DO'
Weisberg, Richard, DO
Alla, Sreenivasa, MD
Bromberg, Jordan, MD'
Casariego, Isabel, MD
Chua, Robert, MD'
Cohen, Dean, DO'
Coquelet, John G., DO
Fakhry, Mona, MD
Falkenberg, Richard, MD
Fernandez, Felix, DO
Kriseman, James, DO'
Kurtin, Jennifer, MD
Le, Vien, MD
Mehan, Ravi, DO
Nayyar, Manjula, MD
Nayyar, Ramesh, MD
Pinto, Jose, MD
Punger, Denise, MD
Quint, Larry, MD
Roberts, James, MD
Shaikh, Liaquddin, MD
Shareef, Humayun, MD DO
Shipman, Julia, MD
Snedeker, Scott, MD'
Torres, Maria, MD
Urban, Kenneth, MD'
Young, Eric, MD'
Zeblisky, Peter, DO'
Aragon, Candido, MD
Aragon, Gloria, MD
Beigei, Jay, MD
Chaudhary, Muhammad, MD
Ladia, Felipe, MD
Ladia, Lilia, MD
Mavroides, Christopher, MD
And nearly 60,000
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