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Holiday decorations
If your home is decorated for
the holiday season why not let
everyone in the community enjoy
it?
Simply call us at (863) 763-
3134 and ask for Dee or Eric, then
give us your address and we'll
publish it so that everyone can
drive by and see your display.
Homes decorated for the holi-
days can be seen at:
*313 S.W. 67th Drive
*1475 S.E. 21st St. in Blue Heron
Golf& C.C.
*4 Hunter. Road in Buckhead
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 Buckhead Ridge
AJIl of Kissimmee Rix er Estates
o2801 S.E. 18th Court
oReal Life Children's Ranch, 7777
LIU.S. 441 SE.
*5270 NWV. 30th St. (Mitchell
Road)
*Palm Village Ranch, entrance is
on 44th BKlvd.
*All of S W. Second Court
o4600-S.E. 27th Street
*501 S.E. Eighth St.
*4411 S.W. 13th Ave. in Palm Vil-
lage
01711 S.W. 35th Drive
*2531 S.E. 23rd St. in Taylor Creek
Isles *
oI 16 N.E. Eighth Ave in River Run
Resort
*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 Cl. in Taylor Creek
Isles

Drought Index
Current: 264
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.95 feet
Lake level
Last Year:
15.53 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management Dis-
trier. Depth given
in feet above sea level. I


Community Choir:Presents seasonal musical


The Okeechobee Community Choir, a 58-voice choir comprised of singers from 13 local
churches, is in its seventh season under the direction of Sandy Perry. The choir pre-
sented the cantata, "A Thrill of Hope," and other seasonal favorites at the First
Methodist Church. Singers in the amassed choir include: (front row, left to right), Glen-
da Fulwider, Debbi Johnson, Natalie Moody, Esther Wood, Joy Kidwell, Elsie Landers,
Betty Clement, Doris Hansen, Sandy Perry and Nicolle Wood (narrator); (second row,
left to right), Kathryn Wilkinson, Victoria Williams, Jane Stough, Annemay Kelso, Bev-
erly Rowland, Sharon Casteel, Linda Hancock, JoAnne Snelling, Karen Hiatt, Betsy
Cheney, and Michael Hayes (accompanist); (third row, left to right), Ruth Moldrik, Kath-
leen Dinkel, Paula Daniel, Linda Mazzola, Josie Weiss, Deanie Burk, Carolyn Burrell,
and Melisa Eddings; (fourth row, left to right), Sheila Brown (sound), Chris Sufficool,
Dale Bryant, Pat McCoy, Kelly Clark, Lonnie Kirsch, Faye Haverlock, and Becky
Williamson; (fifth row, left to right), Wynnefred Shepard, Doug McCoy, Steve Walker,
Christine Jones, Andy McKillop, George Clement, Sid Estrada, and Emil Moldrik; (sixth
row, left to right) Tom Murray, Rahl Wilkinson, Chris Askeland, Bob Hansen, Logan
Perry, and Robert Wood; and, (seventh row, left to right) Justin Allen, Bill Suits, John
Sufficool, John Koepke, Tommy Markham, John Burrell, and Keith Abbott.


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Comics. .........10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ..11
Obituaries ... . .3
Opinion ..........4
Speak Out ............4
Sports ........... .6
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Stars and stripes Christmas
This stars and stripes ornament was one of the decora-
tions on the Christmas tree at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse. The tree was decorated with a patriotic
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News Briefs

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


Property taxes
now being collected
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collection
of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W Fifth Av., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 3 percent on payments made
Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2 percent on pay-
ments made Jan. 1, 2006 Jan. 31,
2006; 1 percent on payments made
Feb. 1, 2006 Feb. 28, 2006; and,
net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-
3421.


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



Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replace-
ment of their hurricane damaged
or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix


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


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State of Florida meets federal deadline


TALLAHASSEE The state of
Florida announced the comple-
tion of the new Florida Voter Reg-
istration System (FVRS), meeting
the federal deadline of Jan. 2006.
Under federal legislation, the Help
America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA),
and state legislation passed in
2003 and 2005, the State of Flori-
da, through the Chief State Elec-
tion Official, is required to imple-
ment a single uniform,
centralized, interactive and com-
puterized statewide voter registra-
tion list defined, maintained, and
administered at the state level.
"Florida is once again a nation-
al leader in the elections arena,"
said Interim Secretary of State
David Mann. "I'm confident the
new Florida Voter Registration
System, developed on time and
under budget, will be a model
other states can look to for com-
pliance with the federal Help
America Vote Act."
The development of the sys-
tem was a collaborative effort
which included input from Flori-
da's 67 Supervisors of Elections,
their staff, and vendors of voter
registration systems currently in
use by the counties. Additionally,
in 2004 the Department of State


created a diverse steering com-
mittee whose purpose was to
work with all major stakeholders
on the development of the system
by providing their expertise and
input. "Florida will have one of
the best statewide voter registra-
tion systems in the nation as a
result of collaborative efforts of
the state, supervisors, vendors,
and associated agencies," said
Susan Gill, Citrus County Supervi-
sor of Elections and President of
the Florida State Association of
Supervisors of Elections. "We
look forward to going live
statewide on Jan. 3, 2006.
Florida's technical solution for
meeting HAVA requirements is
unique within the country. Flori-
da's 67 counties will continue to
utilize their existing systems
which have been retained with
modifications to interface in real
time with the FVRS. This course of
action was crafted to minimize
any disruptive impact to the coun-.
ties; to ensure compliance by the
federal deadline of Jan. 2006; and
to save the State thousands of dol-
lars. Many states which chose a
different approach are meeting
significant delays and added costs
for implementation. According to


Electiononline.org, nearly one-
third of all states will miss the fed-
eral deadline.
The real time functionality of
the system will significantly
reduce the occurrence of voter
fraud concerning dual registra-
tions. Voters registering for the
first time under the new system
will not experience a perceptible
difference; however the new sys-
tem will provide voters with more
convenience and flexibility. A
unique voter ID number will be
assigned to each voter which will
stay with that voter indefinitely. If
the voter relocates to another
county, they will be able to make
an address change without hav-
ing to completely register.
The voter registration system
will receive input from the Depart-
ment of Corrections, Department
of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles, the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement, and the
Clerk of the Courts, all who have
been instrumental in the develop-
ment and implementation of the
database. The Department,
through support of the Legisla-
ture, has responded tot the new
responsibilities mandated by
HAVA by establishing a new


Characters on parade

Seminole Elementary held their annual Character Parade. Some of the favorite char-
acters came from titles such as, "Oonawasee Summer," "Mr. Popper's Penguins,"
"The Grouchy Ladybug," "The Berenstain Bears," "The Paperbag Princess," and "The
Honeybee and the Robber" just to name a few. Students paraded around the campus
-and thoroughly ehjoyed themselves.


Bureau of Voter Registration Ser-
vices. One of the primary respon-
sibilities of the bureau is to ensure
the credibility and reliability of
information that will be sent to
the Supervisors of Elections
regarding possible ineligibility
due to mental incapacity and
felony convictions. These deter-
minations will be handled by the
bureau on a case by case basis.
Bureau staff will conduct research
using data from the Department
of Corrections, Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles, Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, and the Clerk of the
Courts, to make each determina-
tion. The Department believes the
new Florida Voter Registration
System will provide greater regis-
tration services to the voters and
ensure the integrity and accuracy
of the voter registration rolls.
For more information on the
Florida Voter Registration System
please visit:
http://election.dos.state.fl.us/hava/f
vrs/index.shtml.
For more information on the
Help America Vote Act please visit:
http://election.dos.state.fl.us/hava/i
ndex.shtml.


Holiday

Events

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

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

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.


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Christmas choo choo
Trains have traditionally been a part of the Christmas
theme. That theme is carried out in the Flagler Park
Christmas card sponsored by the Wichman family.


IRCC offers sign language classes


Indian River Community Col-
lege will offer sign languages
classes for students who need to
fulfill the foreign language
requirement for their degree and
for anyone interested in learning
sign language. Students enrolled
in American Sign Language I
(SPA1612) will learn conversa-
tional sign language and the
*basic grammatical and expres-
sive skills through various activi-.
ties. This class will meet on Mon-
days from Jan. 9 through May 1
from 5 until 8:30 p.m. at the IRCC
St. Lucie West Campus in Port St.
Lucie. Std'dents Mcompleting


American Sign Language I may
increase their skills by enrolling
in American Sign Language II
(SPA1613). This course will teach
the intermediate level of gram-
matical and conversational skills
with an expanded vocabulary.
The class will meet on Wednes-
days from January 11 through
May 3 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at
the IRCC St. Lucie West Campus.
The IRCC St. Lucie West Cam-
pus in located at 500 N.W. Cali-
fornia Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.
For more information, call the
IRCC Call Center at 1-866-866-
IRCC (4722).


Obituaries


William Shergalis
William Shergalis, age 80,
died Dec. 16, 2005, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center in
Sebring. He was born May 14,
1925, in Cleveland, Ohio and had
been a resident of Lake Placid
since 2000. He served in the U.S.
Air Force during World War II
and was a member of the Ameri-
can Legion Placid Post #25. He
and his wife were the owners of
a marine repair business in Key
Largo before moving to Lake
Placid.
He is survived by: his wife of
50 years, Dorothy Shergalis of
Lake Placid; son, William
Thomas Shergalis of Fairbanks,
Ala; and, a brother, Don Sher-
galis of California.
No visitation or services will
be held.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Ruby Bonell Palmer.
Ruby Palmer, age 83, of Okee-
chobee, died Tuesday, Dec. 20,
2005, at
Raulerson
Hospital. Mrs.
Palrher was
born Dec. 3,
1922, in Cleve-
land, Tenn., to
Lawrence and
Amanda
Green. She
was a home- Ruby Bonell
maker. Palmer
Mrs. Palmer
was preceded in death by: her
husband, Thomas Lester Palmer.
She is survived by: eight


daughters, Mrs. Ann King, of
Athens, Tenn., Mrs. Claudette
(Manuel) Brady of Decatur,
Tenn., Mrs. Jean (Larry) Glisson
of Athens, Tenn., Mrs. Betty'
(Terry) Gilland of Haden, Ala.,
Mrs. Terease (Mark) Saunders of
Okeechobee, Mrs. June Lee of
Okeechobee, Miss Sharon Gay
Palmer of Okeechobee, 'Miss
Cheryl Kay Palmer of Okee-
chobee; two sons, Mr. Thomas
Lester Palmer and Mr. Timmiy
Darrell both of Okeechobee; one
brother, Claude Green of Cleve-
land, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren;
and, 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be froth 4 until
7 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 22, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be held
at 10 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 23 at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Inter-
ment will follow at Fort Drum
Cemetery.
. All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home.

Vernie May Earl
Vernie May Earl, age 95, died
Dec. 22, 2005, at the William
Childs Hos-
pice House
Facility in Palm
Bay. Ms. Earl
was born April
19, 1910, in
the vicinity of
Cairo, Ohio, to
Dick and Cora
Wood. She
graduated Vernie May
from Lima Earl
Central High
School in 1928. On July 1 1929,
she married Don Francis Earl,


who preceded her in death on
Jan. 29, 1997. They owned and
operated Earl's Hardware,
Plumbing, and Heating in Cairo,
Ohio from 1945 until 1975. They
retired to Lakeport in 1976,
where she lived until Oct. 2003,
at which time she moved to
William Childs Hospice House,
in Palm Bay. She was a member
of the Moore Haven Methodist
Church and a former member of
the Cairo Methodist Church. She
was also a member of the East-
ern Star and Rebecca Lodge-Past
Grands.
Survivors include: daughter,
Donna Ebling McClanahan of
Cairo; son, Robert (Patricia) Earl
of Melbourne Beach; daughter,
Arlene (Thomas) Johnson of
Lakeport/Palm Bay; brother,
Charlie Wood of Cairo, Ohio;
seven grandchildren, Mike
Ebling, Randy Ebling, Diane
Miller, and Lori Ebling of Ohio,
Scott Ebling, Nick Earltinez, and
New Earl of Melbourne;, thirteen
great-grandchildren; and, 'five
great-great-grandchildren.
Ms. Earl was also preceded in
death, by: three sisters; four
brothers; and, a 3 year-old
grandson, Neal Donald, son of
Robert and Patricia Neal.
Visitation will be Friday, Dec.
23, 2005, at 1:30 p.m., ,at the
Buxton Funeral Home.
Services will be held at Hart-
man and Sons Funeral Home in
Columbus Grove, Ohio on Dec.
30, 2005, .and interment will be
at East Side Cemetery in Cairo,
Ohio following the services at
the funeral home.
All prior arrangements have
been under the direction and
care of Buxton Funeral Home in
Okeechobee, Florida.


Frank J. Brady, Jr.
Frank J. Brady, Jr., age 48, died
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, in
Okeechobee.
He was born
Nov. 24, 1957,
in Pahokee,
and raised J.
there. He was a
lifetime resi- :
dent of the Lake
area, primarily
in Okeechobeie.
He was an avid Frank J.
hunter and Brady, Jr.
enjoyed all out-
door activities. He loved dancing,
music, and was always "the life of
the party". He loved his family and
was a father, brother, and friend to
many. He is preceded in death by:
his grandmother, "Grannie" Cassie
Chaney.
Mr. Brady is survived by: his lov-
ing wife, of 26 years, Peggy Brady
of Okeechobee; son, Blake Brady;
daughters, Yvonne Brady and
Tiffany (Jeff) Whitlock; grandchil-
dren, Kaiya Brady-Long, Trevor
Brady, Abigail Whitlock and Bran-
don Reed Whitlock, all of Okee-
chobee; father, Frank (Marilyn)
Brady, Sr.; mother, Carolyn Schnei-
der, all of Okeechobee; and, sisters,
Pam (Bobby) Tucker of Palm City,
Rhonda Turner of Okeechobee,
and Cindy Mills of Loxahatchee.
The family will receive friends
on Wednesday, Dec. 28,2005, from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Gather-
ing, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., Okee-
chobee.
Services will follow at 2 p.m.
Interment will be at Evergreen
Cemetery, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory.


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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 Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Cesar Leon Carrasco, 28, N.W.
160th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Dec. 20 by OCSO Corporal J.
Royal on a warrant charging him with
sexual battery on a child under 12
years of age. He is being held with-
out bond.'
Jonathan Andrew Sanders, 19,
N.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 21 by Deputy Mark
Margerum on a Leon County warrant
charging him with violation of proba-
tion burglary of a structure. He is
being held without bond.
Jeremy Allen Vanover, 22,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 21
by Deputy Sergeant Arlene Durbin
on an Orange County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of probation -
burglary of a structure.'He is being
held without bond.
Craig Waldron, 20, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Dec. 21 by
Deputy S. Green on Okeechobee
County warrants charging him with
violation, of probation burglary of a
conveyance, violation of probation -
grand theft; violation of probation -
burglary of a conveyance, violation
of probation grand theft; violation
of probation burglary of a structure;
violation of probation burglary of a


conveyance; violation of probation -
burglary of a conveyance and viola-
tion of probation grand theft. He is
being held without bond.
*Jason James, 18, U.S. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 21
by Deputy Kenneth Sarros on
charges of inciting a riot and battery
on' a detainee by a detainee. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Perry Ishan Sallette, II, 44, S.E.
25th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 21 by Deputy Donna Lee on
Okeechobee County warrants
charging him with: forgery; forgery;
uttering and publishing a true forged
instrument; third-degree grand theft;
third-degree grand theft; and, for-
gery. His total bond was set at
$120,000.
Darnell Peterson, 19, U.S. 441
N., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec.
21 by Deputy Kenneth Sarros on
charges of inciting a riot and battery
on a detainee by a detainee. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Gladys Marie Johnson, 29,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 21
by Deputy S. Green on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging her
with violation of probation pur-
chase of a controlled substance
(cocaine) and violation of probation
- tampering with evidence. She is
being held without bond.
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 newspaper. The informa-
tion will be confirmed and printed.


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GIFT CERTIFICATES: As a former small business owner we sold gift
certificates, but they were hand written at the register. There was never
a problem with anyone redeeming one of these gifts. You may not
want to hear why there is a problem with the large store cards, but
here's the fact. The gift cards are distributed around the store at various
locations to catch the shoppers' eye. They can be picked up anywhere
they're on display. However, to be valid they must be paid for at the
checkout counter and activated. Many people don't realize this and
think the stores just put out the cards ready to use. If that were true,
people could just open one inside the store and use it to pay for what
they buy anytime they shop. It has to be electronically activated for a
certain dollar amount before it can be used. If the truth-were known I'd
wager any card that doesn't work went out the store in someone's
pocket or was opened inside the store, that's why there's no receipt. If
you had to buy the cards from behind the counter, like jewelry or cam-
eras, I bet every card presented would work.

NARROW MINDED: I ani not a snowbird but I think that if we didn't
have the snowbirds every year, the economy of this town would be in
pretty bad shape. The addition to the economy that they bring here is
wonderful. They have a v iry good sense of humor and they enjoy
being here. I think whoever wrote the comment about the snowbirds
talking about how they do t ings up north is a crock. The person who
wrote that is very narrow mi ded.

LOUD NOISE: After readi g what the county wants to spend at the
Ag-Civic Center, I am wonder g what they want to do about reducing
the loud noise that is project from there. I was informed by the sher-
iff's office on Saturday when I called about all the noise for six hours
that they get calls like that all the time when there is an event held
there.

HURRICANES: It was bad of resident Bush to send all those hurri-
canes. I suppose he did it, he is ge ting blamed for everything else.

WELCOME BACK: This is the old snowbird-cracker back here in
Florida again. I just wanted to resp nd to the person who wrote in and
said he knows what asnowbird i just because he knows the three
roads leading in and out of Okeech bee. He can't be a native because
they are 78, 441, 98, 70 and even 15! Ndt three! He can't be a native, so
he needs to get off the snowbirds. e, pay our way and I don't wear a
T-shirt. I have come here since 195 probably before he was even
born. He is not a native, just a transpl nt just like everybody else. So
this is the old snowbird wishing ever 'one a Merry Christmas and Feliz
Navidad! Welcome back to Florida, i s a beautiful place to be. I retired
about 25 years ago and really enjoy ny six months here every year.

DISABLED STICKER: Most people can't read, such as their disabled
tags that hang on their rear-view mirrors. It says: remove while driving.


Community Events


Girl Scouts collecting toys
The Girl Scouts of Okeec obee, Pegasus Service Unit are col-
lecting baby items to aid Iqeal families impacted by the recent
hurricanes. Items such as diapers, unopened formula, baby bot-
tles, baby wipes, baby food, etc. are needed. There are collection
boxes at local elementary schools and at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., where people are asked to see
Pat O'Connor. Items will be collected through Dec. 30, and will
be given to the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition for distribu-
tion.


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.


Church hosting Christian singer
Rodeo cowboy and Christian country artist Scott Brown will
be singing and ministering'at the Treasure Island Baptist Church,
4209 U.S. 441 S.E., on Ne;r Year's Day, Jan. 1, at the 10:30 a.m.
worship service. Mr. Brown's Brand of the Cross Ministries is
based in Ringgold, Ga., and'Pas a children's Rodeo Bible Ranch
where he trains children in horsemanship and all rodeo events.
His daughter Katie, the Georgia state high school barrel racing
champion, will be with him. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, contact Reverend Duane Eatmon at (863) 763-0550.


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.





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Mrs. Santa visited with Russell and Floyd Davis in this 1975 holiday photo. Do you have
any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by
the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.
Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okee-
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Upcoming Events


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come
and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Mor-
gret at (863) 467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-
6978 or Juana at 471-9795.


Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles hold a ride every Saturday,
weather permitting. Beginning Dec. 3, the group will meet at 7 a.m.
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St. The ride will leave at 7:30
a.m. Anyone interested in riding is invited. For information, contact
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6527; or,
Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to
stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to man-
age their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion
group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.


Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will. be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a ques-
tion/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-
(800) 403-9311.


Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one 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.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting 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.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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.
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 infor-
mation, 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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.


Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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 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.


Community Events


Santa to be in Park #4
Santa Claus will be in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 23 and 24 from 6
until 8 p.m. His visits are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee.


Santa to tour city
Santa Claus will tour the city of Okeechobee on a fire truck. On
Dec. 23, he will tour the southwest portion of the city.


Human rights will be talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc., will broadcast a talk show at 7:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 24. The show will be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Dr. Carol Ann
Breyer, state coordinator of Pax Christi Florida and vice chair of
the S.W. Coalition for Peace and Justice. The topic will be human
rights, peace and justice and the 16th an'inual World Day of Peace
at the Epiphany Cathedral in Venice on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 10
a.m. until 3:15 p.m. For information, c5nitact Dr. Breyer at (941)
721-3486 or www.pcf.org.


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.ti., Monday to
Wednesday. All proceeds from the Country Store will benefit Hos-
pice and patient services.


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to call him directly at (863) 763-3154 or stop by and
visit him at 3550 Hwy 441 South in Okeechobee.


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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Big fish honors
Kristina Mellette tied with Danny Cottone (not shown) for
big fish honors in the 15 and up age division of the Big
"0" Junior Teen Anglers bass tournament Saturday after-
noon at Okee-Tantie. They both had a big fish of 1.55 Ibs.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 23,
through Thursday, Dec. 29, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Chronicles of Nar-
nia" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7,
and 9:25 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:25, 7 and 9:25 p.m.
Monday at 3, and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:25, 7, and 9:25 p.m.
Theatre II "Cheaper by the
Dozen 2" (PG} Showtimes: Friday
at 7, and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7, and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3, and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7, and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Fun with Dick
and Jane" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7, and 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7, and 9
p.m. Monday at 3, and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7, and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

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

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

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

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

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
763-8859.

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Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to
eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler, 18
to 36 months terrific twos, three
year olds, and uncommon sense.
Each week parents "earn" baby
bucks to purchase items for their
baby at the center's Baby Bou-
tique. Childcare is not provided;
however, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details, call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


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

DOG- Shih-tzu call to describe
(863)357-3225
KITTEN -6wks old. Male, tiger
strip. Vic. of Oak Park, Dec.
7th. Please call with any info.
(863)763-7564

CAR KEY on orange expansion
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CAT 2yo Calico Female Cat,
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KITTEN: Yellow w/bob tail.
"Pumpkin". Needs medicine.
NW 30th St. 863-467-1897
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LOST PIT BULL Country Hills
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CANNING JARS- Lids, rings,
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Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Fishing, Traveling,
etc. Let meet. (863)946-3123






Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-9800
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm
BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR/
LABORER: Class B CDL req.
863-467-1932 evenings or
954-445-0749 day. EOE.
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
CASHIERS /
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $7.75
772-429-1454



EXPERIENCED
SERVERS, COOKS &
DISHWASHERS
for busy restaurant
$9.00 per hr to start
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
863-467-5000
GROVE HELP WANTED
Salary depending on exp.
Benefits & 401 K. Drug free
workplace. (863)528-1015
HELP WANTED:
Looking for experienced
Mobile home Installer, plus
people with Class A CDL
license. Top Pay must be
dependable. Please call
(863)467-6299


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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
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
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
PIZZA HUT
GRAND RE-OPENING
Now hiring all Staff & Drivers.
Apply at Okeechobee
restaurant location from
9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559.
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.


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


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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Contractor Information
Sheets Available At:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


FORKLIFT OPERATORS
A local citrus processing facility is in immediate need for
forklift operators. The position requires off-loading and
delivery of drums, pallets, and other raw materials to pro-
cessing area. Also palletizing, banding, and/or stretch
wrapping of product and other warehouse duties. Must be
able to work in a cold environment and have previous lift
truck experience in similar capacity. Must be willing to
work any shift and weekends.
We offer competitive pay with a full benefits package that
includes medical, dental, life, vision and many others.
If you possess the above qualifications please apply as
soon as possible at:
Southern Gardens Citrus
1820 County Rd. #833
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-902-4133
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Delivery Truck Driver Needed
Immediate position available with excellent pay,
40 hours, M-F Looking for energetic person to
deliver wholesale food products, lifting is required.
Clean driving record a must.,
Call Dennis for more information 800-419-1842.

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


LOOKING FOR RETIRED
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. &' Thurs. 9am to
8pm 863-675-7410 La Belle
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


NEWSPAPER MAKES
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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 401 K and

Please apply by lax 561-996-4502
or e-mail to BTSouthbava'aol.com
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your dean up a breeze!


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


I David Huddleston
(CUTTERS
BARBER SHOP

467-8186 '
119 SE 8th Ave.
^- (Next to Zippy's Wings)
PICTURE POSITIONED AT CUSTOMER'S REQUEST

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



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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and 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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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435








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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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & 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 & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
TojS R Games 730
V9Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





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


Air Conditioners, (1) 110v &
(1) 220v (w/heat), $1.00 for
both will sell separately.
(772)971-9474


ART PIECE- Solid copper with
an Indian in front & a Buffalo
in the back. Dated '1842
$500 cash 863-763-2965
CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet,
$250 (863)467-0376
ICE CREAM PARLOR CHAIRS
(4) Vintage. Bent wood
w/cane seats. $1'00.
(863)763-1997
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
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.
ood condition. '$100
(863)675-4858
RANGE- Maytag, electric,
white, excellent condition,
$175 (863)824-8749.
WASHER & DRYER-.good
condition, $175 for set
(863)673-3620


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


BICYCLE, boys, good condi-
tion, $15.(863)467-6984
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



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
ROOF PANELS, Pro Panel, (6),
18'x4'x3" thick, like new,
$1800 will sell separately.
(863)763-3451
WELL SYSTEM fairly new,
$800 for total system
(863)467-7612


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 500
each (863)467-1484



COMPUTER SYSTEM, com-
plete, lots of programs,
$175. (866)855-0158


BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz
bed, light wd w/painted bows
& pink flowers. Brand new.
$700 neg. (863)227-0199
CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar
$250 or will separate
(863)467-4328
CEDAR CHEST- New with tray
Solid cedar $125
(863)467-4328
CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask-
Ing $30 (863)675-6973.


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ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whl base
w/foot plate & legs, de-
tachable, exc. cond, $800 or
best offer. (863)801-6149
ELEC SCOOTER- Victory, 3
wheel, new batt., light & bas-
ket, swivel cloth seat, runs
good $600 (863)634-5095
HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT-
for wheelchair, goes on back
of car, all hook ups, $1000
(863)467-9892
HOSPITAL BED electric foot
& head board, good cond.
w/2 rails $150
(863)467-5032
NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
$300 (863)357-8788


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 for all. (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
TAYLOR GUITAR, 614-ceab,
25th Anniv. model, maple
back & sides, "spruce top,
$2,000. (863)467-9859
UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
need space, must sell asap
$300 or best offer
(863)763-7460.


BIRDCAGE, large, 4 wheel,
base measures 48" high x
34" x 22, $300.
(863)763-3451
BOSTON TERRIER PUP- 8
wks, $500 (863)946-1279
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.
MALTISE PUPPIES, AKC Reg.
$795-$995 each. 2M/1EF
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
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
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $8.
(863)357-3639



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


SATELLITE DISH Dish brand
$50.00 or best offer
(863)357-6113



Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772


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

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CHINA CABINET- Large, Very
nice, Lighted, medium wood,
.$300. or best offer Moving
Must Sell (239)645-3620
CHINA CABINET, old, 2 pc.,
yellow, hand painted, Ig.
glass shelves, nice, $450.
(772)429-0317
COUCH & LOVE SEAT Indian
print, green burgundy & gpld
$250 (863)467-5032
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
MATTRESSES & BOX
SPRINGS, (2), double, & 2
frames, almost like new,
$150. (937)418-7005
SOFA'S- 2, Sleeper sofa,
Brown & white & 1 black
$50 or will separate
863-447-1141
TABLE & 4 ROLL AWAY
CHAIRS- Leather, Nice,
$225. (863)674-5770
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
$100. (863)763-8943 ask
for Tracy



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
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 M1-X, Lynx.
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.


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
age, Deer Gun w/scope.
335. (863)467-7838



DUMB BELL SET: 5 25 LB
w/rack. $100.
(863)467-5299
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. $500
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee


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


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feedt Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8410
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & 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


GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSE BLANKET: Polar
Shield, 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 HORSE GELDING-
quiet, exc beginner horse,
$2500 or best offer
(717)548-4291.
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



BUSH HOG: TSC, 5 Ft., 2
years old. $500.
863-610-1219 after 9pm or
weekends.
LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882
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 HR 38" cut, runs good,
$700 (863)673-3620
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
863)675-4882
WEED TRIMMER on 14"
wheels, like new, 6hp B/S
engine, $175 or trade
(863)697-9704


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


CORTINA ENGLISH RIDING
SADDLE- asking $100
(863)675-1634
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044
N.a ohOKEE 2br, ba. 12 mi.
north of Okeechobee. $500
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30
m E -BI3


BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, new
home, 2964 NW 35th Ave,
$1000/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (863)467-0128.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1.5ba,
waterfront, 804 SE 6th
Court, $875/mo, 1st, Lst,
$500 Sec, (863)467-5965.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, Very
Cozy, Single family, $1000.
mo. + 1st, Last & Sec. dep.
(863)697-3096


EAGLE ISLAND.RD- 80 acres,
deep well for irrigation, ready
to plant, Call (561)951-3544



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


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. Utilities in-
cluded. $125 wk. + 1st & last
mo. sec. dep. (863)467-0771


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property 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)763-8391/634-3313


BUCK HEAD RIDGE, Over
2100 sq ft under air, Hottub
Seawall, 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
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 14ft. x
42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All appl., Washer & Dryer, TV.
815-342-1477
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
2br,2bth, hse, 162' WF in,
BHR, dock, seawall, out bldgs,
$279,500 (863)467-1077
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"


VIKINGS ESTATE, 2.5 acre,
$30,000. or best offer. Financ-
ing possible. (305)240-2847


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

Mobile Homes



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



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
FACTORY AUTHORIZED
JACOBSEN DEALER;
Models onDisplay, Homes
available for immediate
delivery. Save $1000's now!
Call us today. 863-494-4010,
baybuilthomes.com
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, PuntaGorda
1-800-330-8106


OKEE 2BR, 2BA. 16x66.Set
up in 55+ park. In city limits
Covered deck, all apple. $23K
863-763-6115 Pam or John


PACE MOBILE HOME, 14x50,
2 glass in rooms, plus car-
port, in Adult Park, $29,000
(863)467-4185
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.
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266

Recreation



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



ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.
BASS BOAT 20ft, 200hp Merc.
05 trailer, excel. running
condition. $4400/neg.
(941)587-0806
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 16',
85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish-
finder. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
ton. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
HURRICANE DECK BOAT' 05-
19ft, w/05 115HP Yamaha, 4
stroke engine, galv trir., Must
sell due to health, Paid
$26,500 asking $18,000 or
best offer. (863)467-4493.
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 lv msg
PONTOON BOAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Tracker w/traller. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
(86.3)381-9356/655-3654
PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2
,,,5hp motors,.canopy.&,trail-..
er. $2500. (863)675-2575
Pontoon Boat, '94, Starcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
(765)610-4494
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
V BOTTOM BOAT 12 Ft, Alu-
minum. Very good condition.
$300. (863) 824-0801


Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000.
(863)467-8186/941-1331
SUNLINE RV TRAILER 17 ft.
good condition, can be seen
at 1495 Garden St.
$1500/neg (772)224-1132
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
WINNEBEGO REALDO '96 -
excel cond., low miles,
$22,500 Or trade for late
model truck (863)467-8798



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



AIR BOAT BOTTOM COATING
Steelflex 2000 SUPER
SLICK Epoxy coating, 1 gal-
lon $100(863)467-6696
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


READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU.


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



RCA Color VCR/TV with re-
mote, new in box, .$80.
(863)467-1891 Iv. msg.
TOSHIBA, color, 19", used, re-
mote & manual included,
$50. (863)467-1891 Iv.
msg.


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
PRESSURE WASHER
3000psi, whose, wand & tips,
on wheels, 11hp B/S engine,
$350 863-697-9704


News







The Okeechobee News, Friday, December 23, 2005 13


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


GOLD WING 2003, 10K, ABS'
Brakes, Candy Apple Red,
Like new. $14,500. Call
(863)763-5500 Evenings.
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



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
SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2400. Firm.
(863)634-5129
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


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
ldabaker12(laol.com

Automobiles

II -

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4)40)
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans -1)70



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


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 THUNDERBIRD, '90,
red, needs work, $250 or
best offer (863)484-0305 of
(863)763-8318
GEO PRISM, '90, Christmas
Card, runs good, good gas
mileage, parts reasonable,
$1499. (863)467-1535
HONDA ACCORD '87- $1200
or make offer
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
863)634-1909/634-3931 or
305)797-5011
HONDA ACCORD LX '98: Tint-
ed. 128K mis. Raisin Pearl col-
or, rear Euro lights. $4500 or
best offer. 863-675-3470 Mel
HONDA ACCORD LXI- '88,
Runs exc. Needs trans. &
brake work $300 or good
parts car. (863)801-3310
MERCURY SABLE 1993 for
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970
OLDS CUTLASS '96- needs
transmission work, $500
(863)634-2191.


NTB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
one a real deal, Nice car
423-502-2210
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
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
CHEVY FLEETLINE DELUXE
'48- 4dr asking $2500
(863)763-3551
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
Find it faster. Sell It sooner
In the classified


CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432


EASY GO 2 seater w/top and
windshield and charger
$1250/neg. (863)675-1472


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- 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
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look 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


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 Hwy17 North
Fort Meade, FL
(863)285-9144
Toll ree (877)FLA-TRLZ
UTILITY TRLR- '05, 5x10,
drop loading ramp, Diamond
plate toolbox, 5mos old, like
new, $850 (863)357-6530
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


DODGE CARAVAN SPORT '02
49 K mis. Fully loaded. Must
see! Runs great. $8500
(863)763-9464
DODGE RAM 2500, '95, 15
passenger van, great shape,
cold a/c, work or family ready
Asking $2500 (239)633-4069
FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
good, Cold A/C. Asking
1100. or best offer
(863)467-2131


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Michelle Wade-Pena, L.N.
2064 NW4th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
CASE NO. 2005-00198
LICENSE NO.: PN 117161
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaait against you,
a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Philip Monte, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution Services
Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin
#065, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3265. (850) 414-8126
If no contact has been made by you con-
ceming the above by January 4, 2005,
the matter of the Administrative Com-
plaint will be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nursing in an
informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this no-
tice not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at the address given on
this notice. Telephone:
(850) 414-8126, 1-800-955-8771
TDO) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
orida Relay Service.
102909 ON 12/9,16,23,30/2005


Community Events


Entries wanted for MLK parade
On Jan. 16, 2006, the Okeechobee Community Improvement
Association (OCIA) will be sponsoring the Martin Luther King Parade.
We would like for this parade to become a community-wide event,
like the Speckled Perch and Labor Day parades. Therefore, we are
asking members of the Okeechobee community to place an entry in
the parade. Entries can be in the form of floats, vehicles, horses or a
group on foot. If anyone is interested in placing an entry in the parade,
contact George Roberson at (863) 610-0973.


Book Discussion Group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room at
206 S.W. 16th St. The book for discussion is "The Master Butcher's
Singing Club" by Louise Erdich. Anyone who likes to read books and
discuss them is invited. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.


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
intangible tax seminars at the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth aye., on Jan 24 and Feb. 14. Classes will be
held a0 9:30 a rn., I 1:3 a.m.. 1:30) p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The classes are
free and open to the-pubiic. For information, call the Fort Pierce Ser-
vice Center at (772) 429-2173.


Program helps non-profit clubs
The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, along with Walker
Brothers Circus, has crated a fundraising program designed to assist
local non-profit clubs and organizations in the fundraising goals. The
Walker Brothers Circus will be appearing at the Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5. Local non-prof-
it organizations seeking fundraising project opportunities should con-
tact John Mazzola, Agri-Civic Center director, at (863) 763-1666 for
details and information.


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


Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion should e-mail Josh Harvey or Eliza-
beth Pearce at JJBAR78@hotmail .com, or Busy78@Yahoo.com.


OHS teams selling discount cards
The OHS Brahman boys and girls basketball teams are selling their,
annual discount cards for $10 each. The card offers continuous dis-
counts to 18 various businesses throughout the year. If you would like
to purchase your discount card, contact coach Enrico or coach Pung
at (863) 462-5043.


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


Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry working in
partnership with the community and local families in need, is looking
for volunteers to help complete construction on their first house. Con-
struction experience is appreciated but not required. Work days are
Saturday 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.


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 con-
tact the County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at
(863) 763-8124. The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462
U.S. 98 N. in the County Administration Annex. The office is open
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m.


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


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


Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.


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


Farmer's Market resumes normal hours
The Farmer's Market will be held every Thursday from 4 until 7:30
p.m. in Flagler Park. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-
2225; or, (863) 697-3110.


Church holding youth services
The North of Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace,
will hold youth services every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. There
will be fun, food, fellowship and a brief devotion. For information, call
(863) 467-1066.


Holiday CD benefits Hospice
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 has produced a Christ-
mas CD in which some of the proceeds will be donated to Hospice of
Okeechobee. The CD, which features local artists, is available at Rustic
Ranch Furniture, Crown Custom Computer, Lawrence Insurance
Agency, Hospice of Okeechobee's Country Store, VFW Post #10539,
Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge and the office of Main Street. Donations
to Hospice of Okeechobee will support their Hospice residence.


Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.


Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and .18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.


Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.


Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires, floods,
etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help local citi-
zens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at the
American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.


Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.


My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.


New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histor-
ical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture
of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Com-
merce. They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of
Okeechobee" which sells for $4.


Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Volun-
tary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in
Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1I of the 2005-06 school
year. Parents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflori-
da.org; or, they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for
a paper copy of the registration.


County plat directory offered
The 20605Okeeiobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at
the Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For
information, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.


Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)
763-8859.


Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.
until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday
from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Semi-
nole Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday
and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R.
70 East, English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from
4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon;
El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and English as a second language class-
es, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second language,
Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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14 The Okeechobee News, Friday, December 23, 2005


SSeason's Greetings
For your convenience, all Publix stores will be open until 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, and
during regular store hours Monday; December 26. We will be closed on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25.
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149Ib
Publix Semi-Boneless
Smoked Ham Half
OCr Whole Full-Cooked.J.
Old-Fa .,i:,ned Fla. or,
Ler, & Tenderi
SAVE UP TO .70 LB


Publix
Fresh Turkey........ ..1.191b
All-Natural, USDA-Inspected.
Grade .. 10 to 2-1-lb Average.
While Suppli.es Last'
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


Lemon Pepper
Rotisserie Chicken .....
Hot or Fresh Pack.
Fresh From the F'ublix Del' each
SAVE UP TO .50


Pumpkin Pie,
599 8-Inch ........ .....2 6.00
Just the RRght Spi:e:-,
Fr.:.rm the Publ. Baker\. 24-oz size
SAVE UP TO 1.98 ON 2
Available at Publix Stores
With Fresh Bakeries Only.


Golden Ripe
Pineapple............... 2.99
Whole or Peeled and Cored for 'Your
Convnr,iernce each (Chunks I b 3 99)
SAVE UP TO 3.00


Nabisco
Baked Snack Crackers.. ...... ...
Assorted Varieties, 6.75 to 10-oz box (Nabisco Easy Cheese. 8-oz can ... 2/6.00)
SAVE UP TO 1.00 ON 2


A 12-Pack Selected
2R4.00 Coca-Cola Products....... .........38.00
12-oz can (Limit two deals on selected.advertised varieties.)
(6-Pack Selected Coca-Cola Products, .5-L bot.... 2/5.00)
SAVE UP TO 4.27 ON 3


Del Monte Fresh
Cut Canned. BUYONE E
Vegetables........ GET ONEFREE
Assorted Varieties, 11 to 16-oz can
(Excluding Specialti Varieties,
Savory Sides and Asparagus.)
SAVE UP TO .99


Publix Premium
Ice Cream............26.00
Assorted Varieties, half-gal cin.
SAVE UP TO 2.38 ON 2


Maxwell House
Coffee .. ........ 4.99
Original or Lite Half the Caffeine Rich
or 100"% Colombian Supreme or French
Roast Bold or Smooth Master Blend.
33 to 39-oz can iRich Originral Naturally
Decaffeinated 34.5-z carn 5.691
SAVE UP TO 3.00


Land 0 Lakes
Sweet Cream Butter... 25.o00
Light Salted, Salted, Unsalted Sweet
or Soft Baking With Canola Oil,
4-sticks, 16-oz box
SAVE UP TO 1.98 ON 2


Prices effective Thursday, December 15
through Saturday, December 24, 2005.
Only in t-.e Folloi.ng C'our.nei Miam.D'ade Br.:.vrd Palm Beach Mal, r. St. Lucie,
Ind.ianr River C'l-e ch:.-t, e and Mur.. uariir,,' Pqhrir; Reserved,
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PIT'S BEENOUR Pblix.
IT'S BEEN OUR PLEASURE.


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