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Okeecho bee News


Vol. 96 No. 354


Tuesday, December 20, 2005


504 Plus tax


Brief

Holiday
decorations
If your home is decorated
for the holiday season why
not let everyone in the com-
munity enjoy it?
Simply call us at (863)
763-3134 and ask for Dee or
Eric, then give us your
address and we'll publish it
so that everyone can drive by
and see your display.
Homes decorated for the
holidays can be seen at:
313 S.W. 67th Drive.
1475 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron Golf & C.C.
4 Hunter Road in Buck-
head Ridge
2350 S.E. 20th Drive in
Taylor Creek Isles
4055 S.E. 24th Rd. in
Vantage Oak Trailer Park
1065 S.E. 21st St. in Blue
Heron Golf& C.C.
.* 312 S.E. 8th Dr.
310 S.E. 8th Dr.
2933 S.E. 35th Ave.
2228 S.E. 38th Trail in
Taylor Creek Isles
211 24th St. in Buck-
head Ridge
All of Kissimmee River
Estates
2801 S.E. 18th Court
Real Life Children's
Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E.
w* 5270 N.W. 30th St.
(MitchellRoad)
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
Palm Village
*1I 711 S.W. 35th Drive
2531 S.E. 23rd St. in Tay-
lor Creek Isles
116 N.E. Eighth Ave. in
River Run ResQTt.
S W 18th St. in Oak Park
3051 S.E. 33rd Drive
2350 S.E 25th Drive in
Taylor Creek Isles
3112 S.E. 33rd Ct. in Tay-
lor Creek Isles

Inside

Patrol nets drugs
and DUI arrests
Friday night was a very
busy night for area, law
enforcement as a special sat-
uration patrol worked
'throughout Okeechobee
County in an effort to crack
down on impaired drivers.
Page2

Drought Index
Current: 254
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.02 feet

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

Index
Classifieds .. .10-12
Comics.. ........ ..9
Community Events ... .4.
Crossword .........10
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion ....... ... ..4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ....... .....8
TV f. ............11
Weather ... ........2.
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Students perform play: 'Once upon a Bully'


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Students in the fourth and fifth grade Alpha program at New Endeavor High School pre-
sented a play on Friday, Dec. 16 titled "Once upon a Bully". The play told how Holly
dealt with being bullied and the cast consisted of fairy tale bullies and "real bullies"
DeeDee, Ben and Baxter. The cast included Cameron Howard, presenter/announcer,
Kayla Figueroa, Holly, AI'Avis Brashford, Queen of Hearts from "Alice in Wonderland",
Angela Joyce, Cruella DeVille, Joshlyn Watson, Meanella, Sierra Shuey, Evella, Ashley
Hare, Witch from "Hansel and Gretel", Greg Gurganious, Big Bad Wolf from "Little Red
Riding Hood", Armand Crowell, Captain Hook, T.J. Jones Troll from "Three Billy Goats
Gruff", Brandon Chandler, Drako Malfoy, Ashley McDuffie, Goldilocks from "Ther Three
Bears", Jonathan Fertig, Baxer, Alex Bobst, Ben, and Julie Honeycutt, Dee Dee, Jessi-
ca Prado, Alexis Garza and Mary Hubbard played the three stepsisters from "Cinderel-
la". The Cheerleader Cheer Team consisted of Ja'Tauras Epps, Hernan Baltazar, Carl
Jones, III, Rosendo Bucio, Chance Loschiavo, and Austen Holmes. Dwyatt Hadley,
Diane Ruiz and Corey Koch were in charge of props.


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zoning issues


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
After not. having met since
September, the city's Board of
Adjustment will consider two
requests at their meeting Tues-
day, Dec. 20. ,
The meeting follows the
Land Planning Agency at 6:30
p.m. and the Planning Board
meeting at 6:45 p.m.


The planning board will con-
sider a special exception request
by Stepping Stones Academy
owners\T. rne and Lynd;a E,. an-s
to allow, hdie preschool/daycare
center to operate within the resi-
dential multiple family (RMF)
zoning district. Lots 7, 8, 9 and 10
of the property are in the single
family .category, and lots 11 and
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Brewer, Oliver Harwas, dropout prevention counselor at New Endeavor and Detective T.
J. Brock of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office provided musical accompaniment
for fourth and fifth graders in the Alpha program at New Endeavor to sing Christmas Car-
ols. The caroling was part of a Christmas program at the school on Friday, Dec. 16.



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Bird watching
This red shouldered hawk paid a visit to a clothesline
pole near a house on the Kissimmee Prairie on Thurs-
day, Dec. 7.


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Briefs

Old holiday
photos sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee News is seeking photos of
local Christmas celebrations from
1980 or earlier (25 years ago or
older) for use in the Looking Back
feature of this newspaper during
the month of December.
Bring old holiday photos to the
Okeechobee News office at 107
S.W 17th Street in Okeechobee
during regular office hours, Mon-
day through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. and we will copy the photos
while you wait. Or, e-mail photos
as jpg attachments to okee-
news@newszap.com.
Please include as much infor-
mation as you can about when and
where the photo was taken and
who is in the photo.
Photos may be of community or
family celebrations in the Okee-
chobee area.
County offices
close for holiday
OKEECHOBEE The offices of
the Okeechobee County Tax Col-
lector and Property Appraiser will
close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 22, and will
remain closed on Friday, Dec. 23,
and Monday, Dec. 26, in obser-
vance of the Christmas holiday.
Clerk's office
closes for luncheon
OKEECHOBEE The offices of
the Okeechobee County Clerk of
Circuit Court will close to the public
between noon and 1:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Dec. 22, for their annual
employee holiday season lunch-
eon.
The office will reopen to the
public at 1:30 p.m.
Property taxes
now being collected
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collection
of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W Fifth Av., Suite B..
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
* lows: 3 percent on payments made
Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 percent on pay-
ments made Jan. 1, 2006 -Jan. 31,
2006; 1 percent on payments made
Feb. 1, 2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and,
net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.,
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-
3421.
Young artists
to be selected
OKEECHOBEE Local young
artists between the ages of 10-J9
are needed as apprentices to paint
Okeechobee Main Street's first
mural project.
This competition is dedicated to
promote the involvement of young
Okeechobee artists in visual arts, as
well as learning and participating in
the process of painting a large
mural under the direction of profes-
sional artists.
Young artists chosen will be tak-
ing partin a historical event.
The selection process will be
based on sample works submitted
through a juried process. Competi-
tion is now open and will end on
Jan. 6, 2006. An entry and artists'
consent form is required.
For information, contact Bridgett
Waldau, mural and visual arts chair-
person, at (863) 467-7300; or stop
by the Okeechobee Main Street's
office at 111 N.E. Second St. for an
entry form, consent form, rules and
art submission format. Information
is also online at www.mainstreeto-
keechobee.com.
Lipizzaner Stallions
will be here Jan.13
OKEECHOBEE The World
Famous Lipizzaner Stallions will
appear at the Ok1eechobee County
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.,
on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at Eli's
Western Wear, 907 WN. Park St., in
Okeechobee. Tickets can also be
ordered by calling 800-882-8258 for
Charge-by-Phone; or, ordered at
www.TICKETS.com.
Adult tickets are $20.50; seniors


aged 60 and over are $18.50; chil-
dren aged 1-12 are $18.50; and,
children under 1 will be admitted
free. Ticket prices also include ,
parking. Groups of 15 or more will
receive a $5 discount on the adult
price.
For information, call (863) 763-
1666.

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


Special patrol nets drug and DUI arrests


Friday night was a very busy
night for area law enforcement
as a special saturation patrol
worked throughout Okeechobee
County in an effort to crack down
on impaired drivers.
Members of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) and the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) worked


the extra patrol from 8 p.m. until
2a.m.
During this time, there were:
nine arrests for driving under the
influence; three drug arrests; 50
speeding citations were issued;
15 arrests for no driver's license;
six driving while license sus-
pended arrests; five open con-
tainer citations issued; 17 seat
belt violations; and, 72 miscella-


neous violations.
The miscellaneous violations
included warnings that were
issued, as well as equipment vio-
lations and expired tags.
According to OCSO Sergeant
William Markham, 24 officers
from the three agencies were
assigned to work the special
detail. He said they did not take
dispatched calls, but only worked


traffic in the city and county.
'Sgt. Markham said this type of
stepped up enforcement will be
done again sometime before the
end of the year, but no date has
been set.
It is hoped that the heightened
efforts will minimize the number
of deaths caused by impaired
drivers during the holiday sea-
son.


OCSO Sheriff Paul May said
the entire weekend was a very
busy one. From 12:01 a.m. Dec.
16 until midnight Dec. 18, 56
people were booked into the
Okeechobee Countsy Jail. While
some of those incarcerated came
as a result of Friday's saturation
patrol, they did not account for
all of the 56 booked into the
county jail.


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12 are in the multi-family category.
The couple-plans to continue the
- daycare facility on the property and
is requesting the exception for lots
7 to 10 to be compatible with lots
11 and 12.
The adjustment board will con-
sider a petition from Alejandro and
Janet Estremera for a special
exception for property in the heavy
commercial zoning district. They
wish to operate an outdoor vehicle
sales lot at 711 N. Parrott Ave.
Starting out the three-meeting
evening, the land planning agency
will consider the petition from Step-
ping Stones Academy to change
the land designation for lots 7 to 12
in block 181 from single family to
multi-family zoning. Lots 7 to 10
would need to be changed to
multi-family and the board Will
consider recommending the
change to the city council.
The planning agency will also
consider a request from Rick Sur-


face, of Fort Pierce, for a small-scale
comprehensive plan amendment
for four lots at 305/307 N.E. 11th St.
to change from single family to resi-
dential multi-family zoning. He
wants to build additional duplexes
on lots 1 and 2.
The planning board will consid-
er two rezoning requests. If
approved, the zoning changes will
be recommended to the city coun-
cil.
One request is to rezone lots 1
and 2, block, 182, from residential
multi-family to heavy commercial
at 304 S.W. Third Ave. Lelanid Dyals
is the applicant on behalf of the
property owner Mary Dyals
(estate). Mr. Dyals said the basis for
the request is to correct the zoning
of the property and allow him to
continue to operate his land sur-
veying business with the correct
zoning.
A second request for the plan-
ning board is a petition from Daniel
Creech to rezone lots 9 to 11 at 302
S.E. 10th Ave. from industrial to res-
idential single family-one. Mr.
Creech wishes to continue use of
the property as a residence.


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Seminole Elementary learns about the planet Earth


Seminole was recently hon-
ored to have "Oonawassee Sum-
mer" author, Mrs. Melissa For-
ney, visit the school and spend
the day with students. Spending
time with each grade level, she
shared details about her life as a
young girl growing up in Pana-
ma and visiting with her grand-
parents in Florida. She talked
about writing books and
encouraged
students to
find some-
thing they
want to do as
adults that
they will love as
much as she loves
writing books for children. Stu-
dents were given the opportuni-
ty to ask questions about "Oon-
awassee Summer" and then had
the great pleasure of hearing
Mrs. Forney read an excerpt
from one of her other books.
Everyone is now anxiously
awaiting the sequel to "Oon-
awassee Summer" to follow the
next adventure fori Addie and
Tanner!
A special Seminole thank you
goes to members of the commu-
nity for sharing holiday stories
with many of our classes. Guest
readers included Jim Vensel,
Dowling Watford, Kelly Owens,
Gay Carlton, and Victoria Paige.
Several of our faculty and staff
members also visited other
grade levels to share special hol-
iday stories.,
Christmas carols filled the
school courtyard during the
annual Holiday Sing-Along on
Dec. 16. Mrs. Fuller and fifth
grade students representing the
community school chorus
shared holiday songs including
"Santa Claus Rock" and "A Song
of Peace". Each grade level sang
holiday favorites including "Jin-
gle Bells", "Rudolph the Red-
Nosed Reindeer", "Here Comes
Santa Claus", and "We Wish You
a Merry Christmas." Faulty mem-
bers even joined the celebration
with the song. Together, stu-
dents, teachers, and parents had
a wonderful time!
Thank you also to the Brah-
man Theater for arranging our
annual holiday trip to the theater
*for a movie and snack. Students
enjoyed popcorn and soda while
watching the recently released
movie, "The March of the Pen-
guins." ,; .
The faculty, staff, and stu-
dents of Seminole Elementary
wish everyone a wonderful holi-
day season! We will see every-
one, on Jan. 3!
Kindergarten
The kindergarten.classes had
a wonderful time during our


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Seminole Elementary held their annual Character Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Some of the
favorite characters came from titles such as, "Oonawassee Summer," "Mr. Popper's Pen-
guins," "The Grouchy Ladybug," "The Berenstain Bears," "The Paperbag Princess," and "The
Honeybee and the Robber" just to name a few. Students in Mrs. Padgett's class paraded
around the campus and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


recent Literacy Day doing activi-
ties to go with the book "Oon-
awassee Summer." In Mrs.
Brown's class students made
dirt cake while student in Mrs.
Jordan's class found Florida and
Indiana on a map and drew pic-
tures of the farm in Indiana and
the Oonawassee River in Flori-
da. In Ms. Kummer's class the
students made turtles and in
Mrs. Johnson's class they made
little red crabs.
Ms. Themm's students prac-
ticed for the Holiday Sing-along.
They got ready for the holiday
season by making gingerbread
houses with their fifth grade
buddies from Ms. Walker's class.
Ms. Kummer's students also
stayed busy on various holiday
activities. The students made
snowman and reindeer puppets.
In Mrs. Peterson's class, the
students practiced counting to
twenty. They also are counting
backwards by blasting off in
their rocket they made from
boxes. They enjoyed it so much,
that the students wore it out!
They are working on letters LI,
Hh and the words you and have.
Please remember to practice.
The students decorated the
room for Christmas. The Stu-


dents of the Week have been
Jonathan Watson, Steven Rose
and Jaclynn Cowles. They wish
all a very Merry Christmas.
Mrs. Johnson's class made
angels, reindeers, and wreaths
for Christmas. The Student of
the Month for the Character
*Counts pillar of caring is Camryn
Thomas.
Mrs. Jordan's class enjoyed
making special gifts for their par-
ents. The students wrapped
them in a reindeer bag to take
home to put under the tree. The
students also decorated the
classroom tree with handmade
ornaments. Over the holiday
break remember to keep read-
ing and to keep a journal of
activities you do. Congratula-
tions to students Chloe' Chalfant
and Richard Harris who have
been Stars of the Week.
First Grade
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
class have begun the 100 Book
Challenge Program and are
reading and recording books on
their logs both at home and
school. They are very excited
about all the different books
they can choose. They have
added to their reading strategies


by learning the Letter Cluster
Phonics Song and have been
Popping the Balloon to show
their knowledge of these
sounds. In science they have
been studying insects and were
fortunate to observe live cater-
pillars go into the chrysalis stage
and emerge as painted lady but-'
terflies. After observing them for
a week they decided to release
them. Congratulations to Stu-
dents of the Week Noah Pafford
and Rodrigo Garcia.

Third grade
Third grade would like to
congratulate the Students of the
Week for the weeks of Nov. 28,
Dec. 5 and 12. Students being
recognized for the week of
November 28 include Caitlin
Covert, Monesha Futch, Cristian
Garcia, Ailyn Garcia, and Cor-
nelius Merriweather. Students of
the- Week for -the weeks of
December 5 and 12 included
Clayton Colborn, Maria Ruiz,
David Estroda, Andrew Beamon,
Sandra Trejo, Colton Brown,
Ashley Byrd, Sevda Krayeva,
Julie Sharpe and Kayla Smith.
Keep up the good work!
We recently had two field
trips. One field trip was to our
local Brahman Theater on


December 14 where we
watched "March of the Pen-
guins" and enjoyed popcorn and
coke. The second trip was to
Dolly Hand Theater in Belle
Glade where we enjoyed the
performance Kazoobie Kazoo
Show. Following the play we
enjoyed a picnic lunch.
The last day of school was a
read in for third graders. It was
lots of fun and the reading time
counted for steps on The 100
Book Challenge. Over Christmas
vacation read, read, and read!
Keep track of your time reading
to continue earning your steps.
Mrs. McCranie's class will be
having a pizza party in January
for all her students who have
reached 100 steps. Ms. Vibber's
and Ms. Master's classes are also
having pizza for their students
who have reached 100 steps.
Keep up the great reading!
Our third grade students sang
Deck the Halls during our annu-
al Christmas Sing-Along. Jaron
Johns and Emily McKenna per-
formed solo parts. Sean Harned
and Arthur Woodruff performed
duets along with Laura
Mataushek and Concepcion
Gomez. Ms. Master's class con-
cluded the day with a "Polar
Express" Party.
Mrs. Lowe would like to con-
gratulate her class for guessing
the most objects in the "Oon-
awassee Summer" Winslow's
Bait and Tackle Shop! The stu-
dents worked as a team and
altogether remembered 69 dif-
ferent items! The students then
enjoyed Moon Pies and Yahoos
as their first place prize. They
also had their picture taken with
the author of "Oonawassee
Summer", Mrs. Melissa Forney.
Continue practicing all your
multiplication facts over the hol-
idays. All third graders should
know all their multiplication
facts at this time of the year. We
will be using these multiplica-
tion facts in chapter 8 after the
holidays.
The third grade staff and stu-
dents wish everyone a wonder-
ful holiday vacation.

Fourth grade
Mrs. Tomlinson's reading
class is busy reading the chapter
book, "Sarah, Plain and Tall."
We are learning- a great deal
about life back on the prairie in.
.the ,1800's, We are planning on'
making quilt to go along with
our story. We will be: following
up with the sequel, Skylark, for
our last The 100 Book Challenge
is going well with everyone
excited about the new books
and earning steps. 'During Semi-
nole Time, Mrs. Tomlinson's
class is completing the book,
"Oonawassee Summer", with


lots of interesting activities. We
are making our own map of
where we think the Oonawassee
River is located, a book of Flori-
da animal and wildlife, and a
poem about the story. We are
finding the story to be quite
stimulating and can't wait to find
out the ending! Our math time is
focusing on divisibility, multi-
ples, and patterns of numbers.
No matter what you do, you
always need those very impor-
tant multiplication facts.
Fifth grade
Fifth grade students are excit-
ed that they have earned their
popcorn and movie party for the
nine weeks. Students have
worked hard showing their best
behavior and working diligently
to get their homework done
each and every day. Students
will celebrate by watching a
movie on the big screen TV with
their friends and enjoying some
hot, buttery popcorn. Fifth grade
will now work on earning a trip
to the bowling alley in January!
Miss Walker's reading class
has been working hard to finish
up reading Mrs. Frisby and the
"Rats of NIMH." Students have
been reading and studying
words for the past month
increase their vocabulary. Every-
one has enjoyed the intriguing
tale of Mrs. Frisby and her new
found friends, the rats! Students
will be doing a comparison of
the book and the movie in the
following weeks, as well as put-
ting together interesting projects
such as plays, poems, and even
games that deal with the story.
Mrs. Bailey's reading class on
the other hand has been enjoy-
ing the book 'Holes' by Louis
Sachar. Mrs. Bailey's class put
together posters on all of the dif-
ferent characters and presented
them to the school during
November's character parade.
Students did an amazing job cre-
ating their characters from their
imagination. The class will be
finishing up the book soon and
looks forward to seeing what
will happen next.
All the science classes are
beginning to learn about our
planet Earth in relation to the
rest of the solar system. Students
have been learning about why
we have night and day, seasons,
and different weather patterns.
We will continue to study the
solar system through January!
Mr. Paige's class has had a
wonderful time with their litera-
cy project, "Oonawassee Sum-
mer." All of the fifth grade class-
es worked hard to create
displays highlighting the book.


Arrest Log


IRCC to hold radiography info session, Jan. 10


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Pedro Guerrero, 22, N.W.
28th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 14 by Deputy Kristin
Gray on a charge of burglary of a
conveyance with an assault or bat-
tery. His bond was set at $13,500.
Latrisha Lee Hunt, 27, S.E.
33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 15 by Deputy Kristin
Gray on a felony charge of posses-
sion of methamphetamine and a
misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Her
bond was set at $5,250.
George Joseph Kelly, 46,
Happy Landings S.W, West Palm
Beach, was arrested Dec. 16 by
Deputy Raul Marrero on a charge
of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
*Juan Gonzalez, 22, N.W. 46th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 16 by the OCPD on a charge
of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
*.Agustin Gomez, 49, N.W.
First St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Dec. 16 by FHP Corporal P.J.
Wyatt on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
$500.
Leyver Obdulio Soto-Chan,
23, N.E. 1lth St.,. Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 16 by FHP'
Trooper R.T. Ruiz on a charge of
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
FrancoAsencion, 26, N.E.
28th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 16 by FHP Trooper P.
Miller on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
$500.
Gerald M. Shockley, II, 19,
S.E. Eighth Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 16 by FHP Cap-
tain D.B. Loar on misdemeanor
charges of driving under the influ-
ence, possession of marijuana
less than 20 grams and possession
of alcohol under 21 years of age.
His total bond was set at $1,500.


Gladys Marie Johnson, 29,
Center St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 17 by Deputy Randy
Thomas on a warrant charging
her with violation of probation -
purchase of a controlled sub-
stance, violation of probation -
tampering with physical evidence
and violation of probation for-
gery. She is being held without
bond.
Johnny Wayne Taylor, 37,
South N. St., Lake Worth, was
arrested Dec. 17 by Deputy Mike
Hazellief on felony charges of pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell/distribute and possession of a
controlled substance/Oxycodone,
and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of a controlled sub-
stance/Xanax. His total bond was
set at $21,000.
Juan Ignasio Aguillar, 20,
N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 17 by Deputy Roy
Gilchrist on a charge of aggravated
battery (three counts). His total
bond was set.at $7,500.
Luis A., Ceron, 24, N.W Sixth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 17 by Deputy Troy Garrison
on a felony charge of aggravated
assault (domestic violence) hnd a
misdemeanor charge of battery
(domestic violence). His total
bond was set at $5,500.
William Nicholas Johnson,
S.W 72nd Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 17 by FHP Cor-
poral GI H. Koblitz on a charge of
driving under the influence. His
total bond was seat at $500.
' Roman Garcia, 34, N.W 39th
Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 17.by OCPD Sergeant Victo-
ria Williams on a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond was
set at $500.
Derrick Jace Rogers, 20, N.W
36th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Dec. 17 by OCSO Lieutenant
K.J. Ammons on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His total
bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


If you are interested in the
field of radiography leading to
career in X-ray and imaging
technologies, plan now to
attend an information session
on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m.
The deadline to apply for this
selective admissions program is
Jan. 27. This 77-credit program
leads to an Associate in Science
degree. Graduates are eligible to
sit for the national certifying
examination given by the Ameri-
can Registry of Radiologic Tech-,
nologists (A.R.R.T.). The pro-
gram is accredited by the Joint
Review Committee on Educa-
tion in Radiologic Technology.
The curriculum includes pathol-
ogy, patient care ,and radi-
ographic physics. A competen-
cy-based clinical education
component is conducted at six
local hospitals. Program, gradu-
ates may choose to specialize in
advanced technical certificates
in other imaging modalities such
as ultrasound, nuclear medicine,
radiation therapy or magnetic
resonance imaging.
IRCC faculty will be on hand
to answer questions on training
programs, financial aid, entrance
requirements and student orien-
tations. Tour the IRCC Health Sci-
ence Center, a simulated hospital
environment, and learn about


the clinical internship experience
you will gain as an IRCC Health
Science student.
Registration for, the 2006
spring semester at IRCC contin-
ues through Jan. 4 without late
fees. IRCC advisors will explain
the application deadlines and
help you register. These pro-
grams are selective admission
opportunities-important dead-
lines and pre-requisite informa-
tion will be thoroughly reviewed
at each information session.
IRCC will be closed for winter
break from Dec. 23 until Jan. 2.
Current. IRCC students may regis-
ter for spring classes online dur-
ing winter break. The College will
open on Jan. 3 with classes begin-'
ning Jan. 5. Early registration is
encouraged for the best selection
of courses and schedules.
You are invited to visit the
IRCC campus nearestyou today.
The Main Campus is located at
3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce;
St. Lucie West Campus, 500
N.W. California Blvd., Port St.
Lucie; Chastain Campus, 2400
S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart;
Mueller Campus, 6155 College
Lane, Vero Beach; or Dixon
'Henry Campus, 2229 N.W. 9th
Ave., Okeechobee. Do you know
someone who needs to learn
English as a second language, a


Obituary


Mitchell Williams
Mitchell Williams, age 67, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Dec.
18, 2005, at his home. Mr.
Williams was born Aug. 3, 1938,
in Okeechobee, to William and
Edna Williams. He was a lineman
and a member of the North Okee-
chobee Church of God.
Mr. Williams was preceded in
death by: his brother, Marvin
Williams.
He is survived by: three daugh-
ters, Kathy (Audie) Evans of Uval-
da, Ga., -Missy (Billy) Allen of
McDonald, .Tenn., and Becky
Williams of Okeechobee; two
sons, Billy (Paula) Williams of
Okeechobee and Mickey


Williams of Okeechobee; 12
grandchildren; four great-grand-
children; and, three sisters, Mar-
jorie,Bourgouis of La., Mildred
Kirkland of Okeechobee and Mar-
lene Harrison of Lake Placid.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8
p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral Services will be at 10
a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at
North Okeechobee Church of
God with Pastor Noah Taylor and
Pastor Don Leon officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, December 20, 2005


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RECEIPTS: If you are giving a gift card, keep your receipts. I had heard
numerous times that people had purchased gift cards from a local retailer.
Then when the person who received the gift card went to use it, it was
blank. I don't know how this happens, but it does. I recently gave a young
boy a gift card for his birthday It was the only thing that I purchased that
day and the lady asked me how much to put on it. I watched her run it
through and then she even gave me a receipt. I really didn't think much to
keep that little piece of paper. Shame on me! = Now, the card is no good
and the boy didn't get to use his money. Someone is making good money
by stealing from people. Is there any other logical explanation?

YOU MIGHT BE FROM OKEECHOBEE: If you call the county commis-
sioners by their first names;
If you call the building on State Road 70, where they gave out hurri-
cane supplies, the aggravation center, instead of the Agri-Civic Center;
You might be from Okeechobee if you know why the historic Dessert
Inn in Yeehaw Junction is famous, but haven't figured out a way to
explain it in polite company;
If you have ever made a bet on how long it will take the vultures to
clean up a road kill;
If you forget to put your cell phone on vibrate and the ringer spooks
your horse;
You consider anything taller than 100 feet to be a mountain;
If you put on a sweater when the thermostat dips below 70 degrees;
When someone refers to 'down south' you assume they are talking
about KeyWest;
If you consider anything past Orlando to be 'the north';
If you know all three ways to spell Basinger correctly;
If you don't take your cowboy hat off in public, because your tan line
ends where the hat begins;
If you actually look forward to hurricane season because at least the
trafficwon't be so bad;

WHINING: I would like to make a suggestion that we change the
name of Speak Out to whine out because all they do on it is whine, whine,
whine.

GOING TO WORKI I would like to put in my two cents about the
snowbird thing. We appreciate all the snowbirds coming down here and
we also appreciate all of the money that they bring into our economy
while they are here. There is one thing that I would like to say and that is,
the local people here still have jobs here and they still have to drive and get
places and do things on a schedule and when you drive 10 miles an hour,
it makes it hard for people to get where they are going. We realize that you
are on vacation but the rest of us still have to get to work on time. Don't
get mad if someone is coming up on you and trying to pass, that just
means they are going to work.

ENOUGH: Enough is enough! I am talking about the snowbirds who
come down here to spend the winter. They own homes here, they pay
taxes here and they have the same rights as anyone else here. Quit being
soreheads and try to be more neighborly. I have found that the people
who come down here to spend the winter are a delight to have in our
neighborhood. I look forward to them coming down every year. I am not
a snowbird. I live here year 'round. If you find that you don't like the snow-
birds, why don't you go up north where the snowbirds come from while
they are down here.

PEACEFUL: This is for the northerners, you must think that we roll up
the sidewalks when you are not here. I have news for you, we don't. It is
very nice here- quiet and peaceful with noirudeness.

'JUNKYARD: As a member of our community I would like to let Mr.
Brantley know that a good addition has been added to the community
with the cleaning up of the junkyard. It really looks great. Merry Christ-
mas, Mr. Brantley, and thankyou.

SCRIPTURE: I just read the Reflections from the Pulpit from Rev. Al
Jaquith. I think that he is right on the money. I think that Americans
should continue to support Israel. It is very plain in the scripture words
that God will bless the countries that support Israel, and curse those that
will not. So, I thankyou Rev. Jaquith for such wonderful scripture.

DCF: I have heard a lot about DCF and I didn't realize that they were as
bad as they are. I just received a letter about my daughter who has had
two open heart surgeries and two strokes they are cutting off her Med-
icaid.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: I would like to talk about the situation that we
have now in the country where people with big businesses don't want to.
say Merry Christmas. Are we supposed to assume that during other holi-
days like Veterans Day and Mother's Day that we are supposed to just say
Happy Holidays? It is ridiculous that the big businesses want to take Christ
out of Christmas, and that is how it came to be in the first place. They are
taking all of the individuality out of the season by listening to this.

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Letter to the Editor


Can't we
get along?
There is a subject that has
been bothering me for the last
couple of weeks but first I would
like to take the time to thank Pike
Electric for getting power back to
all of us in Four Seasons after Hur-
ricane Wilma. From all of us in
Four Seasons, we would like to
thank Pike.
If it were left to Florida Power-
less and Lightless, we would
probably still be left in the dark.
I would like to speak to Okee-
chobee about the snowbirds and
this is what I think. If it were not
for the snowbirds, the economy
would be very stagnate and the


tax-based revenues would not be
enough to cover the cost of even
hanging up Christmas lights. We
also would not have enough
money to repair and widen roads,
build a new courthouse and new
Agri-Civic Center. That, in my
opinion, is not being used proper-
ly and could be much more pro-
ductive for Okeechobee but
that is another subject.
As for the snowbirds, we need
to thank them for helping to sup-
port our economy and the snow-
birds need to respect our south-
ern traditions.
While we need to be very
thankful for their contributions to
our economy, the northerners
need to respect our rights by not
being rude and impatient


Upcoming Events


Tuesday
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 6n 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 Living 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.
Wednesday
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. at the 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
(863) 763-8833.
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.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday at
5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other
support group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary
Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham
at (863) 763-2893.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. Until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
. Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index.and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The-support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or
call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863)
467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group,
please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to. give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.



Community Event

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


because we really do not care
how you do things up north. It is
that simple.
My point is this, we need to be
thankful and the snowbirds need
to be respectful.
While northerners contribute
to our economy, we assist them in
their lifestyle, After all, if there
were no such thing as Floridians,
northerners would have to adapt
to living in desert dry conditions
instead of our beautiful balmy
Florida weather, right?
And as far as the local people
of Okeechobee are concerned, I
have this to say: get used to more
traffic and growth. While there is
not much we can do about the
rate. of growth, we can contribute
to how we grow.


While we cannot change that
rude and impatient northern atti-
tude, we can make an example
with our southern hospitality. So
while they come from the north,
do not let them change our south-
ern attitude.
Who knows, if we have a few
more hurricane seasons like the
past two all of us might be head-
ing up north anyhow. That isn't
funny at all, is it?
After all, what is worse than a
northerner living in the south a
southerner living up north?
So during this holiday season,
if nothing else, could we all just
get along with each other.

J.K.Murray III


Community Events


Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 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 TomFettke. For information, call (863) 763-5042.
Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck
beginning on Dec. 21. On that date, he will tour the northwest and
northeast sections of the city. On Dec. 22 Santa will tour the south-
east section' of the city. And on Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest
portion of the city.

Annual toy drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 1 th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in Okeechobee. The collection of
toys is currently under way and will end Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for
children between the ages of baby to teen are needed. Also need-
ed are turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners.
Families can be adopted by calling Big Lake Missions at (863) 763-
5725. For monetary donations, checks should be made out to Big
Lake Missions Outreach.

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

Hospice Country Store 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 Countrv.Store will benefit Hos-
pice and patient services.

Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts of Okeechobee, Pegasus Service Unit are col-

lecting baby items to aid local families impacted by the recent hur-
ricanes. 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 will be
given to the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition for distribution.

Special New Year's Eve party planned
A safe, supervised New Year's Eve party 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. Parrott
Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. He will be there to give infor-
mation on the Medicare Part D prescription plans available. The
event is sponsored by the Okeechobee Democratic 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 College
Dixon-Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., for coaches, anyone
with physical education on their certification or other interested
parties. The class is entitled Care and Prevention of Athletic
Injuries IRCC reference number 86771. The class will run for
three consecutive weekends beginning Jan. 6-7, 2006. This will be
a three-credit class that will cover what to look concerning sports
injuries, the prevention of sports injuries and how to protect your-
self from potential lawsuits. For information, contact Candi Walk-
er at (863) 467-6778.

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 (863) 763-0351.
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
Okeechobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 13, in the Okeechobee County School Administration
boardroom, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The public is invited. For more
information, call (863) 462-5000, ext.257.
Participants needed for MLK parade
The organizers of the Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Day
Parade on Jan. 16 are seeking participants in the form of floats,
vehicles, marchers and horseback riders. Those interested should
call (863) 610 0973. Participants should line up the Douglas
Brown Community Center at 9:30 a.m.





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dangerous for pets


Dr. Raquel Brown, a veterinari-
an at the College of Veterinary
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
at Texas A&M University offers the
following tips for keeping your pets
safe during the holidays:
Keep candles, potpourri pots
and decorations out of reach.
Anchor the top of the Christ-
mas tree to the ceiling so it will not
fall on your pet. ,
Put away children's toys.
Make sure small objects,
medications, chocolates, etc. are
kept out of reach.
Be aware of the dangers
posed by holiday plants. Holly,
poinsettia, mistletoe, ivy and hibis-
cus are poisonous to pets. If your
pet eats any of these holiday
favorites, contact your veterinarian
or the ASPCA emergency hotline at
1-888-4ANI-HELP.
Keep your pets on their regu-
lar food. Avoid the temptation to
give them table scraps. The high fat
content of some holiday dishes can
make pets ill. Chocolate is of partic-
ular concern.
With people going in and out
at holiday, indoor pets may slip out
of the house. Make sure your pet
has a collar and identification tag.
If pets are easily stressed or
frightened by strangers, you might
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Pets should not be purchased on
an impulse. Too often puppies
given as Christmas presents wind
up at animal shelters when they
are no longer cute little puppies.
"A pet is a lifetime commitment,
maybe as much as 18 years," she
said. "Taking on a responsibility of
such magnitude is a personal deci-
sion and must be made with great
forethought."
Even if you are sure the person
wants a particular dog or cat, the
busy holiday season is not the best
time to introduce a new animal
into a household. It might be better
to give a gift certificate and bring
the new pet home after the first of
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diet by fish such as tuna or salmon,
according to a new U.S. study.
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Holiday Events.


Santa visit
Santa Claus will be in Flagler
Park on Dec. 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24
from 6 until 8 p.m. His visits are
sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee.


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 tour


Christmas cantata Santa Claus will tour the city of
Okeechobee on a fire truck begin-
The Peace Lutheran Church, ning on Dec. 21. On that date, he
720 N.W 23rd Lane, will hold their will tour the northwest and north-
Christmas cantata on Wednesday, east sections of the city. On Dec. 22
Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The choir, Santa will tour the southeast sec-
under the direction of Dorcas Hirst, tion of the city. And on Dec. 23, he


will tour the southwest portion of
the city.
Toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
sponsoring their 11th annual toy
give-a-way for needy children in
Okeechobee. The collection of toys
is currently under way and will end
Dec. 22. Toys and gifts for children
between the ages of baby to teen
are needed. Also needed are
turkeys, hams and all the trim-
mings for Christmas dinners. Fami-


lies 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. ,
Christmas services
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St.,
invites everyone to attend Christ-
mas 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 Christmas Day there will
be a combined service at 10 a.m.
For information, call the church
office at (863) 763-4021; or, go to
http://www.fumcokee.com.
Holiday photos
The Okeechobee News is
seeking photos of local Christmas
celebrations from 1980 or earlier
(25 years ago or older) for use in
the Looking Back feature of this
newspaper during the month of
December. Bring old holiday pho-


tos to the Okeechobee News
office, 107 S.W. 17th Street, Okee-
chobee, during regular office
hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m. and we will copy the
photos while you wait. Or, e-mail
photos as jpg attachments to
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Please include as much informa-
tion as you can about when and
where the photo was taken and
who is in the photo. Photos may
be of community or family cele-
brations in the Okeechobee area.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
A parade entry from the Sheepdog trials featured a shep-
herd and a small flock of sheep and lambs. The little lambs
were popular with children who visited the float before the
parade started. The Lighted Christmas Parade was held
Saturday, Dec. 10 in downtown Okeechobee.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Ten-month old Kathryn Mitchum took time out to enjoy a
cookie and a bottle at the festival in the park. She was enjoy-
ing the sights with her parents, Michael and Anya Mitchum.


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November Rae Chrisley built the first snowman of her two-
year old life Saturday at Eddie Accardi Dodge. She is the
daughter of William Crisley and Dorothy Heasley. -

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;. Airboats from "Butch's Redneck Yacht Club' were decorat-
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Sean Osborne (left) and nAo sister Cheyenne Osborne,(right) Christmasescene at Eddie Accardi Dodge. Kids were invit-
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his November male Athlete of the Month award from Okee-
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Okeechobee News/lorna Jablonski
Kyle Monti finished in first place in his age grpdb (14 and
under) at Saturday's Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers bass tour-
ney. He brought 9.50 Ibs. to the scale for the win. His 6.25-lb.
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Danny Cottone took first place with 8.35 Ibs. of bass in the 15
and up division of the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers tournament
Saturday afternoon at the Okee-Tantie Marina.


Cottone, Monti winners in teen bass tourney


By Loma Jablonski monthly bass tournament.
Okeechobee News Thirteen-year-old Kyle Monti
brought four fish to the scale
Twenty-five young anglers of weighing a total of 9.50 lbs. to
the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers take first place in the 14 and under
bass club took to the water Satur- division. He also landed a 6.26-lb.
day morning with their adult cap- beauty to capture big fish honors.
tains to compete in the club's Second place in the same divi-


sion went to Keith Deitz for his
6.90 lb. sack of fish.
Danny Cottone took first place
in the 15 and up division with a
total weight of 8.35 lbs. He tied
with-Kristina Mellette for big fish
honors in their age division. Both
young anglers had a big fish of


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Bryce Breslin placed second
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JACKSONVILLE Jaguars
receiver Reggie Williams was qui-
eter than ever the last seven games.
No shimmies. No struts. No
screams.
It was highly unusual for


Williams, a first-round draft pick in
2004 who plays with unbridled
emotion dancing and yelling
after every catch and .even after
some blocks. But Williams
returned to form Sunday, whoop-
ing and hollering after each of his
four receptions for a career-high 65


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
It's a keeper
Melissa Floyd brought one, 3.45-lb. largemouth to the
scales Saturday at the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers month-
ly fishing tournament fished out of the Okee-Tantle Marina.


yards in Jacksonville's 10-9 victory
over San Francisco.
"It just feels good being me,"
Williams said.
Williams hasn't felt that way in a
while, ever since sustaining a con-
cussion Oct. 30 at St. Louis. He did-
n't miss any games, but he certainly
wasn't the same, either.
He caught just three passes for
34 yards in the previous seven
games and fell behind Ernest Wil-
ford and Matt Jones on the depth
chart. But coach Jack Del Rio said
Williams needed the time to fully
recover.
"I think the last two or three
weeks his head has cleared up,"
said Del Rio, whose Jaguars (10-4)
need one win to make the playoffs
for the first time since 1999. "He
was having issues where he would
have light sensitivity and things.
That's all cleared up. He's working
hard and I continue to believe he's
going to be a good player for us."
Despite the seven-week hiatus,
Williams has 28 catches for 345
yards this season and has shown
signs of improvement after a disap-

O.G. & C.C.

Results


PI.G.S. League
Dec. 13: 1. Randy Ketcher-
side, 2. Joe Albrechta, Last place
- Max Sherry, Closest to the pin
(2) George Gaudy, (8) Joe
Albrechta, (11) Joe Albrechta
and (17) Ken Burnette.
Dec. 16: 1. Ken Burnette, 2.
Kenny Curran, Last place Red
Murr, Closest to the pin (2) Ken
Burnette, (8) Bruce Syjud, (11)
George Gaudy and (17) Max
Sherry.
O.L.G.A.
Twenty ladies enjoyed a Christ-
mas luncheon and par 3 tourna-
ment. Top finishers were: 1. Wan-
neta Johnson, 2. Ann Bearden, 3.
Fran Dierg, 4. Dale Bryant.


pointing rookie season.
Williams caught 27 passes for
268 yards and one touchdown last
season while starting 15 games. It
was hardly what the Jags expected
when they drafted himh with the
ninth overall pick in hopes he
would eventually replace Jimmy
Smith as the team's No. I receiver.
But instead of getting open and
finding the end zone, Williams
spent the better part of the year try-
ing to get acclimated to a new city,
a new offense and life in the NFL.
He called it the toughest transition
he's ever had to make and vowed
to be better in his second season.
He dropped about 10 pounds
during the offseason, got a step
quicker, and was a pleasant sur-
prise for the Jags during training
camp and early this season. He
caught 21 passes for 246 yards in
the first six games and looked like
he was ready to emerge as a threat.
But then he sustained the con-
cussion, which turned out to be a
major setback.
"It just feels great to be back and
given a chance," Williams said.
Of course, Williams' bravado
returned, too.
He did a shimmy, a shake and a
strut following his 30-yard recep-
tion in the first quarter and
bounced around like a defender
after a key block on a 1-yard run by
Fred Taylo( later in the game.
"Reggie's always excited," quar-
terback David Garrard said. "He's a.
guy that, when he makes a play, he
wants everyone to know it."
But Williams' actions some
would call them overreactions -
drew criticism from the 49ers.
"I think he needs to calm down
with all that," said cornerback Der-
rick Johnson, who played college
football with Williams at Washing-
ton. "I mean, a 10-yard catch is
nothing. Celebrating over a 10-yard
catch? He should probably change
that. It's not a 40-yard catch. But
that's his deal; that's what he
does."
Williams agreed.
"I always got my swag," he said.
"I just got it back, though."


Chanley Barnhart (left) received the female Athlete of the
,Month award for the month of November from Brahman ath-
letic director Daryl Roehm (right).


Suarez and Barnhart


receive athletic awards


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Bryan Suarez and Chanley
Barnhart were recently named as
the Publix Super Market/Okee-
chobee News male and female
Athletes of the Month for Novem-
ber.
Sophomore Bryan Suarez
received his award for his out-
standing performance as a Brah-
man cross-country runner.
Suarez placed fourth in region-
al competition and 13th in state
competition against 179 top run-
ners. He also received the MVP
award and was named to the all
conference team of the Treasure
Lake Conference.
His future plans include two
years at Indian River Community
College before transferring to
either Duke University or the Uni-
versity of Michigan. He would like
to continue running in college
while he studies to become an
accountant.
Suarez currently has a 3.714
grade point average. He is also a
member of the Brahman soccer
and track and field teams.
Suarez is the son of David and
Tina Suarez.


Senior Chanley- Barnhart
received ier Athlete of the Month
award for her outstanding per-
formance in the swimming pool.
She broke the 100-yard back-
stroke record while in conference
competition. She .then went on to
place third at districts and in the
top 12 at regionals. She was unde-
feated in dual meets during the
regular season. She was also less
than half a second from breaking
the 100-free style record.
She was the winner of the
swimming team's MVP award for
the 2005-06 swim season.
Barnhart has lettered in swim-
ming for four years.
"Chanley has been an out-
standing swimmer the entire time
I've had the pleasure of coaching
her. She is extremely competitive
and has a strong desire to win,"
said swim coach Liz Walker.,
"Despite injuries and unfortunate
personal events, Chanley has
helped the team to pull together
and continue to win. The team is
losing a great, athlete with Chan-
ley graduating this year. We wish
her the best as she continues her
education and swimming career."
She is the daughter of Carl and
Rebecca Maxwell.


Lady Brahman booters


fall to Lady Blue Streaks


The Lady Brahman soccer
team was defeated 3-1 by the
ladies of Sebring High School
last Friday evening in Sebring.
Elizabeth Macedo of Okee-
chobee scored the only Lady
Brahman goal of the night with
an assist by Erica Zinski at the 70
minute mark of the game.
The Lady Brahmans man-
aged 10 shots on goal to


Sebring's 15 shots. Goalkeeper
Jessaka Cotton had 10 saves for
Okeechobee.
This game became very phys-
ical with two Sebring players
and the Okeechobee coaches
receiving yellow cards.
They Lady Brahmans will see
action again on Jan. 4 at Fort
Pierce Central. The game is
scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.


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Vaccine for
rabies required *
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30- Rabies vaccination of dogs,
cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111, Vac-
cination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For information, I *
call Animal Control at (863) 357-
3225.
Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to volun-
teer time at Raulerson Art and Cul-
tural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-1199.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
these children.
Foster parents.
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most o.
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster ,children. Please contact
Karissa Richards at I -1001 -4.,-
9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer *
men and women of the U.S. Coast '
Guard Auxiliary are active on the a
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the r-
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks. *
just like you) save almost 500 lives, '
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis- [
tress, conduct more the 150,000 s
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.


EYDC isin
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven daily
by hundreds of private citizens
who, as volunteers, enter juvenile
justice programs throughout the
state. The Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center (EYDC) needs you to
share your skills or special talents in
making a difference in the lives of
troubled youth. Volunteers are
needed as tutors, translators, arts
and crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instructors,
recreation aides and assistance in
developing a youth choir \\Wuldn't
you like to make a difference' It so,
please contact Rick Hargraves at
EYDC, 7200 U.S. H y. 4141 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863) 763-
2174, ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
page at www.heartlineweb.org/oke
and choose the link to the Online
Book Club. Simply follow the direc-
tions on the page. You will start
receiving chapters from popular'
books in your daily e-mail. After
you have read two or three- chap-.
ters from a book, you will begin
receiving chapters from a new one.
Each Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a day
to sample the wonderful world of
reading.


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Looking for ride to Stuart Flea
Market on weekends.
(863)467-6423


KITTEN -6wks old. Male, tiger
strip. Vic. of Oak Park, Dec.
7th. Please call with any info.
(863)763-7564


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KITTEN: Yellow w/bob tail.
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call (863)763-0466


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to run. fHousebroken. lyr old.
Friendly dog. (863)697-6309
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Wanted 220
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EXPERIENCED SERVERS,
COOKS & DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
GROVE HELP WANTED
Salary depending on exp.
Benefits & 401 K. Drug free
workplace. (863)528-1015
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS & MECHANICS
With experience on CAT equip-
ment needed. Dozer,
Excavator, and off road truck
operators. Excellent pay &
benefits. Reply to Box
1540,c/o Okeechobee News
RO, Box 639, Okeechobee,
FL 34974
Local Homebuilder .
needs qualified
Salespeople. Must be
self-motivated,
organized & able to work
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OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
DFWR EOE
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
(561)799-5650
HELP WANTED
Experienced Bartender &
Kitchen help
Call 863-634-3245
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
PIZZA HUT
GRAND RE-OPENING
Now hiring all Staff & Drivers.
Apply at Okeechobee
restaurant location from
9am-5pm, Monday-Friday


TRUCK DRIVER, CDL Class B
w/Air Brake. Competitive
Salary, Company
benefits. Paid Vacation. Health
Insurance, 401 K. Apply in
person: W&W Lumber,
Hwy. 710, Indiantown.
Drug Free Work Place.


NOW HIRING!
*Tow truck driver
Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay, re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
.(863)763-9383
DFWP

PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.
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PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc.'benefitpkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.

WAITRESSES & DELIVERY
PEOPLE NEEDED: FT/PT
Apply in person after 3:30 pm.
@ Antoinette's Restaurant,
3651 Hwy. 441 South,
Treasure Island Plaza


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



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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

SECRETARY
for South Bay Construction Firm
Must have various office skills, including:
. Microsoft Office or Corel. Duties will include general office
such as: answering the telephone and filing
to light record keeping. Applicant needs to be very detail
oriented, ability to work on their own and organized.


Benefits include 401K and
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Please apply by fax 561-996-4502
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No walk-ins, please.


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
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Apply In Person To:
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1646 Hwy. 441 North

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Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

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Okeechobee car and provide excellent
Service to our customers
N ews everyday.

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


HANDYMAN P/T. Mature re-
sponsible person to perform
lawn maintenance, light car-
pentry, basic repair & mainte-
nance at Ig pvt home.! 20hrs a
week, must be dependable.
(863)467-6470
Position Available for Female
to provide companionship & to
prepare meals for elderly
woman w/Alzheimers disease.
*Every other Saturday,
11am-8pm & every Sunday
8am-5pm. $10 hr.
Call for details (863)634-4458

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Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



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* $25 For Trimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
Call Mauro
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets,'/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VIRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





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


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PISTOL, 9mm, w/case & 2
magazines, less than 50
rounds shot, exc. cond.,
$400. (863)227-0396
RIFLE- Savage Model III, 300
Winchester Magnum
w/scope, $500 or best offer
(863)634-0856
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
gage, Deer Gun w/scope.
$335. (863)467-7838



HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829
TREADCLIMBER, BOWFLEX
-TC3000, like new, exc.
cond., $900. (863)634-7409
UNIV. WEIGHTLIFTING
MACH- Health Rider &
Gravity Edge, all 3 machines
$100 (863)655-0030.
WEIGHT BENCH- Sears, Good
condition $125
(863)467-0109



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


DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
(863)697-0845
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $575
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs. old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Qkeechobee


LAMPS, (2), brand new, never
been used, cream & gold,
$35 for both.
(863)635-0474


CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9536 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whl base
w/foot plate & legs, de-
tachable, exc. cond, $800 or
best offer. (863)801-6149
HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT-.
for wheelchair, goes on back
of car, all hook ups, $1000
(863)467-9892-
NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
$300 (863)357-8788


BOOST MOBILE 1215 Charger
$10 and $10 for Boost Mo-
bile case (863)467-0826
BOOST MOBILE 1215 sim card
(2) needs minutes $25 for
both, $15 each
(863)467-0826
CEILING FANS (4) 52" good
conditiondition, $80 for all will sell
separate. (863)763-5011.
EXP KEYBOARD PLAYER
For Accomplished, Rockin
Blues and R&B Band.
Dedicated to the groove.
863-697-6016/484-0865
MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
various sizes,up to 6'"wide,
$25 forall. (772)971-9474



ELEC PIANO- Korg P60, LIKE
NEW, a steal at $800
(863)763-3229.-
ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCOV-
ERY- '98, by Estey $500.
(863)674-0314
GERMAN UPRIGHT BASS-
asking $700,
(863)763-3229.
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
offer (863)357-0406
UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
need space, must sell asap
$300 or best offer
(863)763-7460.


BLACK MOUTH CURR- 8 mos
old spayed, all shots,. lively,
$50 (863)763-2539
.BLOODHOUND PUPPY: Fe-
male, 7 mo's old. Great
hunting dog. $400.
(863)763-3910
CAT. 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
(863)763-3073
CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
pion blood line 2 m & 2 f
now taking deposits $800
and up(863)675-6690
DOG HOUSE for medium size
dog, teak w/two windows
and mosquito netting $60
(863)675-3944
Last Minute Gift Idea, substi-
tute these ring neck doves
for turtle doves, $25
(863)675-6214 aft 6pm


RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
REX BUNNY, baby, $10.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
SHIH-TZU, female, 21/2 yrs.
old, $400. (863)697-3346



GARDEN TUB: White. $100.
(863)763-8085
WATER SOFTENER, Kenmore,
asking $250.
(863)467-8504



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


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944
PUNCHING BAG, Everlast,
Stand Up Style. $25.
(863)763-8085



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



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


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,'
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


PACHINKO MACHINE- Me-
chanical vertical Japanese
pinball, good cond. $100 or
best offer (863)357-7406


WANTED: Used Rugger Pistol,
Semi Automatic.
(863)675-3665
WHEEL CHAIR NEEDED For
Invalid Senior Citizen Lady.
Please call. (863)467-9892

Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 7-15
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed- Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8. Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds:.Plants
Flowers 865




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


BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSE BLANKET: Polar
SShield, 78", high quality, ALL
the extras. Paid $140. Used
3x. $40 neg. (772)263-1178
HORSES 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199
QUARTER/Thoroughbred lyr
old stud, halter broke $600
(772)467-0979
WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.
(863)672-9200



LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramip. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882


CORTINA ENGLISH RIDING
SADDLE- asking $100
(863)675-1634


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9'45
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


AIR CONDITIONER- Miller, for
mobile home, $500
(863)674-1181
Air Conditioners, (1) 110v &
(1) 220v (w/heat), $100 for
both will sell separately.
(772)971-9474


CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet,
$250 (863)467-0376
ICE CREAM PARLOR CHAIRS
(4) Vintage. Bent wood
w/cane seats. $100.
(863)763-1997
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SCHOOL DESK, Antique, Ex-
cellent condition. $250.
(863)467-9447
SHERATON 8 place rose pat-
tern, w/bread plates, Made in
England by Johnson Bros.
$350/neg (863)634-9620
SINGER Mod. 301--sewing
machine, w/attachments and
case $75 (863)635-0772
TREADLE sewing machine,
Mason Manufacturing Co, oak
4 drawer, Irg box attach's, orig
book $125 (863)763-4982


DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
ELECTRIC RANGE Hotpoint,
glass top, self cleaning oven.
Good condition. $100
(863)675-4858
RAN.GE- Maytag, electric,
white, excellent condition,
$175(863)824-8749.
REFRIGERATOR- Full size, Ex-
cellent condition $100. or
best offer (863)673-5618
SMALL UPRIGHT FREEZER,
gas range, refrigerator freeze
top, must sell all $350
(863)357-1076
WASHER & DRYER- good
condition, $17'5 for set
(863)673-3620
WASHER DRYER GE space
maker Stacked, like new
$450/neg. (863)357-1741 *


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


BICYCLE, boys, good condi-
tion, $15.(863)467-6984
BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO -
Crestline tandem bike, excel.
cond. $250 (863)357-7406
BICYCLE, woman's, 10 spd.,
good condition, $20.
(863)467-6984
BIKES (2) 3 speed 26" his &
hers, $20 each or both for
$30 (863)467-2305
DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
'.CYCLES (2) asking $250 will
sell separate.
(443)691-7128 ,



BATHROOM VANITY- New
30", Oak, with sink and fau-
cet, $100 (863)675-1634
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR
OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite,
1/2hp, New, Ready to install
$300. neg. (772)260-6318



STORE FRONT DISPLAY
WALL- Moveable w/Shelves
& Outlet. 9Hx16'Lx3'D.
(863)763-1187


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


NICE DRESSES- 5, Very Good
Shape. $40. Or Will Separ-
ate. (863)763-9135


DALE EARNHARDT SR Nascar
collection, $400.
(863)467-0376
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS late 80s early 90s
excellent condition $500/
neg. (863)763-8943
PRO-MOLD mini snap tight
collectible card holders 50
each (863)467-1484



COMPUTER SYSTEM, com-
plete, lots of programs,
$175. (866)855-0158
HP DESKTOP runs Windows
XP Home Ed. Printer included.
Excellent condition. $400
(863)983-7269 Leave Msg.


BED: Twin w/mattress, box-
spring & frame. Very good
condition! Almost brand new.
$60 (863)634-2094 Jennifer.
BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz
bed, light wd w/ painted bows
& pink Jflowers. Brand new.
$700 neg. (863)227-0199
BLUE LTHER SOFA & DBL
ROCKER REC. w/center sec-
tion $300 for all will sell sep,
good cond. (863)357-4188
CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar
$250 or will separate
(863)467-4328
CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask-
ing $30 (863)675-6973.
CHINA CABINET, old, 2 pc.,
yellow, hand painted, Ig.
glass shelves, nice, $450.
(772)429-0317
COUCH & LOVESEAT, with ot-
toman, red & green stripe,
-like new, $300 or best offer.
(863)357-6775
COUCH- 7ft, flower design,
perfect condition, 3 cush-
ions, $50 (863)467-4175.
CRIB & CHANGING TABLE,
exc. cond., Jenny Lind, hon-
ey color, $120 for both.
(863)763-8331
DRESSER, w/ Ig.,mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
END TABLES, (2), curvy legs,
between light & medium ma-
ple, very nice, $50.
(863)635-0474
FUTON $35 or best offer
(863)467-2153
FUTON- Black, Good shape.
$35. or best offer
(863)673-5618
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
sage
MATTRESSES & BOX
SPRINGS, (2), double, & 2
frames, almost like new,
$150. (937)418-7005
SIDE TABLE, White, small. $5.
(863)447-0002
SLEEPER SOFA -74" long, ex-
tra slip covers, fullsize mat-
tress-covrd w/plastic $100 will
sep(863)763-0691
SOFA'S- 2, Sleeper sofa,
Brown & white & 1 black
$50 or will separate
863-447-1141
STOOLS (2) Wooden w/cush-
ions. $10. for both, will sep.
(863)447-0002
TABLE & STOOLS Diner's
50's style. Red & chrome.
Very nice. $300
(863)697-0014



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
(863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART Club Car, 2001,
Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
num bed, top & windshield.
$2795. neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M.1-X, Lynx.
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.


FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044
N. of OKEE 2br, lba. 12 mi.
north of Okeechobee. $500
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30
NW OKEECHOBEE:
2 BR, 2BA, on quite St..
Kids & pets welcome.
$850. mo. & $2200 Moves
you in. (561)795-1965 or
(863)763-6406



BASSWOOD, brand new,
3BR/2BA, 1 garage, $1150
mo. Call Guenter
(561)707-5135
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, new
home, 2964 NW 35th Ave,
$1100/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec (863)467-0128.



OKEECHOBEE 1500 sq ft. of-
fice, 1 block north of hospital
in Professional Center
$1300/mo (561)795-4240
RENT-A-SPACE
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted'1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OKEE.- Remodeled 2br,1 .5ba,
2 Story Apt., Bldg. 90, Oak
Lake Apt's. $93,900.
863-763-8391 or 634-3313
Okee, remodeled, 2BR/1BA, 2
story apt, building 40, Oak
Lake Apts., $88,900.
(863)763-839,1/634-3313
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
(863)610-0755


EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All apple Washer & Dryer, TV.
815-342-1477


LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4',
Balloon Tires. $275.
(863)357-5754
PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225
RIDING MOWER John Deere,
14.5 HP, 38" cut, runs good,
$700 (863)673-3620
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
863)675-4882
Scott's Garden Lawn tractor,
16hp 42" mower, good con-
dition, $500 (863)675-7290
call for appointment


100 YOUNG CROSSBRED
COWS- some calves at side
(941)741-1509. '


BUCK HEAD RIDGE, Over
2100 sq ft under air, Hot tub
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
(612)-390-1159
LAZY 7 ESTATES, 3BR/2/2BA,
in ground pool, 1/2 acre,
completely remodeled, ce-
ramic tile, $242,000.
(863)634-6545 or 634-2728
New 4 Bed/21/2Bath, 2 Story
Waterfront Homel
energy efficient, Great
Location! Family room,
eat-in kitchen, lots
of storage, 2 car garage,
$325,000. MUST SEE!
(863)763-6376
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, just com-
pleted, 2000 sf. Kings Bay,
$200,000 (561)248-3111 or
(863)467-1280 evenings
Waterfront, 3B/R, New homes
available. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376


Five Acres, small pond, land
cleared, Lake Okeechobee
area, pad for house in place,
$160,000. (561)346-1682


OKECHOBEE-1.25 acres in
-the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Buy now, prices are going up!!
$38,000 (877)262-6884



WANTED TO BUY- 2 or 3br,
Singlewide w/separate storage
building. Price range $75,000.
Phone is fixed. Call me
Okee./Vicinity772-465-4489


Mobile Homes



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
(772)349-2288
LAKE PLACID 3/2 on 2 acres
Lg. DW, 29 mls. from Okee-
chobee. Separate Family & Liv.
rmd., porches, water system,
W/D $800 mo + 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)357-4844



Avion Trailer, 35', w/45' Fla.
room,'2BR/2BA, w/walk in
shower, incl. free lot & cable
rental from Jan. to May, golf
cart, tricycle & bike, fur-
nished, located in KOA Adult
Park, $24,000.
(863)763-4813
HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
move. (863)467-4808
OKEE -'2BR, 2BA. 16x66. Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all appl. $23K
863-763-6115 Pam orJohn
Palm Harbor
Modular & Mobile
Home Specialists.
Call our Factory for
Free Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.
Palm Harbor Factory
Liquidation Sale
2005 Models must
go. Call for Free
Color Brochures.
800-622-2832.
How fast can your car
? ? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classifies.


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
PITBULL Pups Full blooded
everything up to date, 1 male 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.
(863)673-4200/228-2140
RABBIT tame, litter box
trained $10 (863)635-4690
Frostproof
RED NOSE PUPPIES, UKC reg.
863-357-0985 or
863-261-2112


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Wheelbarrow Planter
This versatile wooden wheelbarrow planter is a do-
it-yourself version of a garden classic. Filled with
plants or flowers, it's perfect for the porch or patio,
or even indoors. And although it's not designed to
carry loads,- the wheel actually turns so it's easy to
move.
To build, simply trace the full-size patterns onto
redwood (other woods may be substituted), cut the
pieces out, assemble and finish. The planter mea-
sures about 40 inches long by 10 inches wide by 15
inches tall.
Wheelbarrow Planter plan (No. 879). .. $9.95
Planters Package (No. C128)
Three projects incl. 879 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.
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
(863)677-1198/805-0556
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 16',
85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish-
finder. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
CAMPER ENCLOSURE- for
20ft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
(863)763-5011
CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239'
KAYAK- Hobie Lanai, used,
roomy cockpit, drink holder,
storage, good size for
kids,$185 (863)467-1790
KAYAK- Perception Swifty,
9.5, used highback seat,
good cond, yellow, $150
neg. (863)467-1790 Iv msg
MERCURY '69 10 horse
.power. $150
(801)673-6926


PONTOON BOAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
(863)381-9356/655-3654
PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2
25hp motors, canopy & trail-
er. $2500. (863)675-2575
Pontoon Boat, '94, Sltarcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
(765)610-4494
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
SEA EAGLE- '01, 12 1/2' in-
flatable. '02 15hp mercury
includes equipment. Runs
great $1750. (863)467-0187
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trir, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
V BOTTOM BOAT 12 Ft., Alu-
minum. Very good condition.
$300. (863) 824-0801


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
Sent, $140, $40.00.
(863)467-8186/,941-1331
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
WINNEBEGO REALOO '96 -
excel cond., low miles,
$22,500 Or trade for late
model truck (863)467-8798
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


BOAT MOTOR 1996 Long
Shaft, 30 hp Evinrude, 0/B.
Excellent condition. $800.
(863)763-3568/447-4024



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


CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX: of 7
New, Harley Davidson Items.
$200 for all. Call for details.
(863)612-0055
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331
HONDA GOLDWING '76- runs
good, $1800 (863)673-3620
YAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
gle cylinder, collectors item,
tagged & titled $600 or best
offer (863)634-7680
YAMAHA TW200 '00- on/off
road, 4 stroke, elec/kick
start. Iclds hitch mounted tilt
down RC Carrier. $1700
(863)467-0085.,



ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
(863)674-1181.
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-
dition. $2200.
(863)467-0109


YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- '2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
hours, Runs great. $2500.
(863)467-1047
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- 4 Wheeler; '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
(863)467-1047


GULFSTREAM '05- 36FT, w/2
slide outs, 2br, set up in park
near Okee Tantie,
(863)610-1055
HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL
TRAILER, '93, 33', new re-
frig., a/c etc., good cond.,
Moving Must Sell. $7500
neg. (772)468-2377
Terry Travel Trailer, '94, 27',
like new, used very little, must
see, avail.-Jan. 1, Okeechobee,
$7,000. (863)763-8709 or
(610)283-3416 or email
Idabaker 12(aol.com

Automobiles



Automobiles 41105
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive .4035
Heavy Duty Trucks0401
Parts Repairs -1045
Pickup Trucks -4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 406"
Vans 4170


CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE,
'83, 4 door, good shape,
$1500. (863)357-1821


ACURA INTEGRA 1997 new
paint, detailed, black, $4900
(863)634-3451

CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se-
dan, great condition, $2000
or best offer (863)610-4676
or (863)763-0257.
FORD MUSTANG '94, V6, Low
miles. Looks & Runs good.
Well maintained. $2500
863-467-7049/561-261-9274
FORD TAURUS STATION
WAGON, '87, runs good,
body good, $500.
(863)634-8019
FORD THUNDERBIRD, '90,
red, needs work, $250 or
best offer. (863)484-0305 of
(863)763-8318
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
(863)634-1909/634-3931 or
(305797-5011
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 -
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
$1100/neg. (863)517-1753
MERC COUGAR '91- good
condition, new tires, just ser-
viced asking $2000 or best
offer (863)677-4001.
MERCURY SABLE 1993 for
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970
NISSAN SENTRA NX 2000'93
Rebuilt trans. New tires.
130K mi. Runs good. 27 mi
per gal. $1000 (863)677-0459
OLDS CUTLASS '96- needs
transmission work, $500
(863)634-2191.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651


PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
SEBRING CONVERTIBLE- '04,
Red with beige top, Beautiful
3500 mi. Must see $15,000
neg. 863-697-6540
TOYOTA CELICA 1993 5sp,
cold air, $3500
(863)675-5001
TOYOTA MR2, '88, white, sun
roof, runs great, 32-35 mpg,
am/fm/cd, very dependable,
$1500. (561)924-2208


CHEVEROLET PICK UP
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in.
motor. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-4826
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.
(863)467-4650


EASY GO 2 seater w/top and
windshield and charger
$1250/neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.
(863)763-4545/260-450-22



CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
(863)946-3860
HOLLY CARBURETOR- 750
Double pumper, Very clean
$75. (239)770-6423


REAREND for F350 Dually,
works perfect, $200.
(863)467-6434
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P275-55R20 & 3 Dodge
Mag Wheels. $300
(863)467-1901.
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
863-634-0399
TONNEAU COVER by ARE
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed
truck Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.
(863)673-5038


CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
CHEVY S10, '03, 3 dr., stan-
dard shift, 4 cyl., 13k mi.,
under factory warranty,
$9900. (863)357-3413
DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
$2500. (239)770-6423
GMC-'86, 22' Drive van body,
New eng. & tires, Less than
30K, 5spd. $4500 or best
offer. (941)416-5571
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
Join aSl the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


CHEVY SUBURBAN LT- '97,
White, 4x4, All power, Very
clean $8500. or best offer
(863)697-6540
FORD EXPEDITION 1997- All
power, leather, black/grey- 2
owner car- $5850
(863)467-2267
GMC SUBURBAN 1500 SLT-
'99, Gray, All power,
$10,500 or best offer.
863-697-6540
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
(863)763-4617
ENCLOSED HALLMARK
TRAILER- G.A.W.B. 2980,
asking $1675
(863)357-2424
LET US MEET YOUR
TRAILER NEEDS!!
Utility trailers, Equipment,
Dump, etc.,
THE TRAILER ZONE
910 Hwy 17 North
Fort Meade, FL
(863)285-9144
Toll Free (877)FLA-TRLZ
TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg.'(863)634-5095


DODGE CARAVAN SPORT '02
49 K mis. Fully loaded. Must
see! Runs great. $8500
(863)763-9464
FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
good, Cold A/C. Asking
$1100. or best offer
(863)467-2131
Need a few more bucks
.to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Public Notices
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2005-CC-191
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs
LOCK 7 BOAT RENTALS, INC.,
a Florida corporation, and
THOMAS A. OIE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THOMAS A. OIE, Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
lion for interpleader of a sum of money
that is less than $15,000.00 has been
filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, it on TOM W. CONELY, III, of
CONELY & CONELY, RA., whose ad-
dress is Post Office Drawer 1367,
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above styled court on or before Janu-
ary 15, 2006; otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on December 6,2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By: IS/Carol White
Oeputy Clerk
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Community Events


Gospel pianist to be in concert
Gospel pianist Anthony Berger will be in concert at the First Baptist
Church, 410 S.W. Fourth St., on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, and can
be purchased in advance at the church office until Jan 12. Tickets will
also be on sale at the door. For information, call (863) 763-2171.

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

Program helps non-profit clubs
The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, along with Walker Broth-
ers Circus, has crated a fundraising program designed to assist local non-
profit clubs and organizations in the fundraising goals. The Walker Broth-
ers 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 seek-
ing fundraising project opportunities should contact John Mazzola, Agri-
Civic Center director, at (863) 763-1666 for details and information.


OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous 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)
462-5043.

Toys donations needed
Cowboys for Christ Hand and Hand Ministries is in need of toys for
Christmas to be given to children. Call Denna Scantland at (863)-612-
0640 and we will pick them up or you may deliver them.

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


Red Class offers training classes
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch will be holding disaster
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 Okee-
chobee. The class schedule is: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23 and April 20.

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

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


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