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Vol. 97 No. 322


Saturday, November 18, 2006


504 Plus tax


Briefs
Chamber isn't
backing company
The Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce has
released at statement saying
that a company called Liberty
Marketing is marketing a map
in Okeechobee.
The Chamber goes on to
say that it is not affiliated in
any manner with this compa-
ny and does not endorse its
product.
Clerk of Courts
plans luncheon
The offices of the Okee-
chobee County Clerk of Cir-
cuit Court will be closed
between the hours of noon
and 1-30 pm. on Friday. Nov.
17, for the annual employee
holiday luncheon.
The office will promptly re-
open to the public at 1:30 p.m

Inside

511 system will
help travelers
Orlando No matter
where they are going or how\
they plan to get there, Flori-
da's holiday travelers can call
one easy-to-remember phone
number to get detailed, real-
time travel information. The
Florida Department of Trans-
portation's IFDOTi free
statewide 511 Travel Informa-
tion System provides callers
with information on traffic
conditions, construction
updates and severe weather
alerts on all of Florida's inter-
state highways and Florida's
Turnpike
More than 2 5 million
Floridians are expected to
travel more than 50 miles
from home to celebrate
Thanksgiving this year,
according to Kevin Bakewell,
senior vice president, AAA
Auto Club South. Nearly 2.2
million are anticipated to
drive.
Those planning to drive
can dial 5-1-1 from a landline
or cellular phone before head-
ing out to check conditions
along their planned route. By
avoiding traffic tie-ups and
incidents, travelers can
improve highway safety and
make their holiday trip less
stressful. Passengers can help
drivers by calling 511 en route
to check for new information.
Page 3

Drought Index
Current: 595
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.48 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.94 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
Index
Classifieds . . .17-19
Comics ...........16
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .17
Obituaries . . . .. ...3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ............5
TV ...............18
Weather ........... 2

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Ellerbee indicted for murder


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee grand" ury
Thursday evening returned a true
bill indicting Terry Marvin Eller-
bee on a charge of first-degree
murder in connection with the
death of Thomas R. Dellarco.
Ellerbee, 21, was arrested
without incident Oct. 4 at a sin-
gle-wide mobile home near
Holopaw in Osceola County. He
was returned to Okeechobee the
next day and booked into the


Terry
Ellerbee


Amber
Reed


Okeechobee County Jail on,
charges of second-degree mur.
der, armed burglary, cruelty to


animals, grand theft auto and
common law cheating. He has
been held therewithout bond.
Arrested with Ellerbee was his
25-year-old girlfriend Amber
Striker Reed. She was charged
\\ith giand theft and common
law\ cheating, and has been held
in the county jailwithout bond.
According to Detective
Sergeant T.J. Brock of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office,
Reed is not a person of interest in
Mr. Dellarco's death.
In Florida, a first-degree mur-


Giving workers: A time to help others


Okeechobee News/Pele Gawda
Each school in the Okeechobee County school system made up a food basket to be
given to a needy family for Thanksgiving. Surrounding the baskets are food service
workers. They are, left to right, front row, Rhonda Moore, Susan Houston, Elaine Nash,
Shirley Aragon, second row, Jessina Clements, Julie Bass, Emily Small, Vivian Patrick,
Dora Vega Ellen Simmons and June Skinner.


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der charge cannot be filed the
state until it has gone in front of a
grand jury to determine if the
state has enough evidence to go
to trial on that charge.
The grand jury can then issue
a true bill or a finding of no bill. A
true bill means the grand jury
found sufficient evidence for an
indictment, while a no bill find-
ing means not enough evidence
was presented to warrant a crim-
inal indictment.
OCSO investigators say Mr.
Dellarco's body was found Sept.


29 lying on the garage floor of his
three-bedroom, two-bath con-
crete block house on N.W. 282nd
St.
"All indications are that he
was murdered on Sept. 22," said
OCSO Detective Captain Dale
LaFlam.
Sgt. Brock said while the two
men didn't know each other,
they apparently had a "brief con-
* versation" sometime prior to Mr.
Dellarco's death.
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SFWMD



issues edict



on water use


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Most residents of the county
must now check their clock
and their calendar before
watering their lawns or wash-
ing their vehicles.
Effective Friday, Nov. 17, the
governing board of South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) declared a mandato-
ry water shortage order for the
Lake Okeechobee Service Area
that comprises the Evergladese
Agriculture Area and portions
of Hendry, Glades, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach and Mar-
tin counties.
The portion of Okeechobee


County involved is along the
northern edge of Lake Okee-
chobee and includes the City of
Okeechobee. Although the
area is relatively small, it
includes a large portion of the
county's population and most
of the affected areas are served
by Okeechobee Utility Authori-
ty (OUA).
Residents With odd num-
bered home addresses will be
allowed to water their lawn
and wash their vehicles
. betwe.en.the hourspf..4 and 8
a.m. on Monday, Wednesday
and Saturday. Residents with
even numbered home address-
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Farm Bureau prepares for Farm City Week


Local farm leaders are
preparing for Farm-City Week
2006 which is scheduled to take
place from Nov. 17 to Nov. 23, in
conjunction with National
Farm-City Week.
Agriculture is one of Florida's
largest industries, an industry
not often understood by Flori-
da's growing urban population.
Farm-City week will promote
better understanding between
farm and city residents.
Okeechobee County Farm
Bureau set up a display at the
Farm-City Luncheon on Nov. 9,
displaying the agriculture in
Okeechobee with activities for
the elementary school teachers
to hand out in their classrooms
to recognize the importance of
the connection and partnership
that exists between rural farm-
ers and urban residents.
This will be the 51st annual
observance of Farm-City Week.
More than 16,000 communities
participate in the United States
and Canada. A Presidential
Proclamation and a joint Con-
gressional Resolution have
called for Farm-City Week
observances each year since the
inception of the event. Farm-
City Week has won the Freedom
Foundation's Distinguished Ser-
vice Award and the Silver Anvil


the two working together to
solve common problems such
as environmental and govern-
mental issues.
Here in Okeechobee County,
agricultural business includes
638 farms in agricultural pro-
duction. Okeechobee has the
S.seventh largest amount of farm-
"":i H. .land in the state, with an esti-
mated 392,495 acres in 2002.
Also in 2002 Okeechobee was
Ranked number one in livestock
with 142,656 head of cows
according to the Florida Agricul-
tural Statistics Service. Okee-
chobee was ranked 11th in 2002
wilh nine vegetable farms. The
county also has citrus fruit
arms, potato farms and a few
pou ltryfarms.
-- The Okeechobee County
.:-. Farm Bureau represents agricul-
A... tural interests in Okeechobee
Submitted to Okeechobee News County. Its mission is to imple-
Hank Rucks is the president of the Okeechobee County Farm ment policies that are developed
Bureau. Mr. Rucks (left), his wife Cathy, (right) and daughter by members and to provide pro-
Callie (center) will celebrate Farm City Week, which runs ,grams that will improve eco-
from Nov. 17-23. Mr. Rucks is the son of Clifford and Mar- noemic well-being and quality of
life to farmers and ranchers.
garet Rucks of C&M Dairy in Okeechobee. liMore information about the


Award from the Public Rela-
tions Society of America.
Okeechobee County Farm
Bureau believes that events and
activities of Farm-City Week will
create a greater awareness of


the types and sizes of farms in' Florida Farm Bureau is available
our area. If farm residents can at the Okeechobee County Farm
understand urban growth, and .Bureau office located at 401 NW
city residents can understand 4th Street or on the Florida Farm
the concerns of agriculture, Bureau web site at
there will be a greater chance of http://FloridaFarmBureau.org.


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least two children in critical
condition.
Hospital officials in Pitt
County would not release an
update Friday on two other chil-
dren in critical condition trans-
ferred there Thursday.
The National Weather Ser-
vice said Friday that three torna-
does also touched down in the
western part of the state -
destroying about a dozen
homes and downing trees in
Lincoln, Iredell and Gaston
counties. Officials said five peo-
ple were injured in those storm,
none critically.
"You can plot the damage.
We can lay a ruler down on a
map and follow the damage up
the county," said David Martin,
emergency management direc-
tor in Iredell County.
In Riegelwood, Columbus
County Sheriff Chris Batten said
authorities ended their search
for bodies Thursday night and
had accounted for everyone.
Still, he said the county's water
search team was going to dive
into a pond off N.C. 87 on Friday
to make sure no one landed in
the watet.
The storms began Wednes-
day, unleashing tornadoes and
straight-line winds that over-
turned mobile homes and trac-
tor-trailers, uprooted trees and
knocked down power lines
across the South.
In Louisiana, a man died
Wednesday when a tornado
struck his home. In South Car-
olina, a utility worker checking
power lines Thursday during
the storm was electrocuted.
Elsewhere in North Carolina,
two people died in car crashes
as heavy rain pounded the state,


dropping as much as 5 inches in
some areas.
Off the coast, a Coast Guard
helicopter lowered a pump to a
fishing boat that was taking on
water in 15-foot seas about 50
miles from Charleston, S.C. One
crewman was aboard the 34-
foot boat, which the Coast
Guard escorted back to land.
When the tornado struck
Riegelwood just after 6:30 a.m.
Thursday, residents learned of
the storm from radio and televi-
sion reports.
"There was no warning.
There was no time," said Cissy
Kennedy, a radiologist's assis-
tant who lives in the area. "It
just came out from nowhere."
As many as 40 mobile homes
were damaged before the torna-
do crossed a highway and lev-
eled three brick homes. About
100 people were left homeless
by the storm, and dozens slept
at a shelter established at a
nearby elementary school.
The storm knocked out
power to 45,000 customers in
North Carolina, but the electrici-
ty was back on in most places
by mid-afternoon.
In South Carolina, utility
worker Ken Butler, 41, was elec-
trocuted as he worked from a
bucket truck to clear power
lines that had been downed
when the thunderstorms
moved through Bamberg.
Record-setting rain in that state
also flooded streets.
In Virginia, heavy rain
caused flash flooding, stranded
some travelers and residents in
high water and closed dozens of
roads. Police also responded to
numerous car crashes caused
by the foul weather.

(Editor's Note: Associated
Press Writer Mike Baker in
Raleigh contributed to this
report.)


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Murder

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"It was a random-type thing,"
he said of the alleged killing. "He
(Mr. Dellarco) was a victim of
opportunity."
Sgt. Brock said Ellerbee and
Reed were living in what he
described as an abandoned hunt-
ing shack on the Prairie. They had
no utilities and were paying no
rent.
"The owners didn't know they
were there," he said Thursday,
Nov. 16,
The shack, he added, was
about a mile from Mr. 'Dellarco's


home,
Mr. Dellarco's death apparent-
ly came at the end of a chain of
events that began with the theft of
a 1994 Ford Explorer in the city of
Okeechobee on Sept. 13. Investi-
gators allege that Ellerbee stole
the SUV, which was found by
OCSO Detective Richard Durfee
near Mr. Dellarco's home on
Sept. 29 the day Mr. Dellarco's
body was found. I
Investigators began looking
harder at Ellerbee's possible con-
nection with the slaying after he
allegedly tried to cash a check
drawn on Mr. Dellarco's account
at a Sebring bahk on Tuesday,
Sept. 25.


OCSO deputies went to Mr.
Dellarco's home on Wednesday,
Sept. 26, at the request of larhii
members to check on his welfare
since no one had heard from
him. Capt. LaFlam said deputies'
knocked on the door but got no
answer. They also looked
around the home, but did not
see the man.
"The victim was kind of a
recluse," said Capt. LaFlam of
the 72-year-old. Dellarco. "The
family had been trying to get in
touch with him, but apparently it
was not unusual for him to not
be available."
Then on Friday, Sept. 29, Mr.
Dellarco's body was found.


Although investigators say the
5-foot-11-inch, 165-pound Eller-
bee had a way into Mr. Dellar-
co's home, they aren't saying
how he gained entry.
Capt. LaFlam said Ellerbee
killed one of Mr. Dellarco's dogs
and took his 2000 Ford Explorer.
The search for Ellerbee ended
on Oct. 4 when he was taken into
custody at the mobile home by
law enforcement personnel from
the Osceola County Sheriff's
Office and the OCSO.
Capt. LaFlam said the missing
2000 Explorer was found behind
a locked gate at the mobile
home.


Water

Continued From Page 1
es will be allowed to water
between those same hours on
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
There will be no lawn watering or
car washing on Friday.
The use of water for agricultur-
al purposes is also cut by 15 per-
cent. However, there is very little,
if any, agricultural use of water in
the affected portion of Okee-
chobee County.
The water shortage order only
applies to water coming from the
lake and connecting canals. At
this time, the use of well water is
not restricted.
"The district is working dili-


gently to balance current water
supply with the needs of its resi-
dents and agricultural users," said
Carol Ann Wehle, SFWMD execu-
tive director. "Water conservation
is an important endeavor year-
round; and now the concerned
effort of all water users across the
district will be required to see us
thorough this dry season without
the need for further restrictions."
Recent rainfall and the expect-
ed rainfall this weekend will not
lesson the water shortage,
according to SFWMD spokesper-
son Missy Barletto.
To date, 2006 has been the sec-
ond driest year on record.
The present level of the lake,
12.5 feet, is over 3.5 feet lower
than the normal level for this time
of year.


Lake Kissimmee, which feeds
into Lake Okeechobee via the
Kissimmee River, is 3 feet below
regulation stage for this time of
the year.
Fines can be imposed for viola-
tions. In the 1999 2000 drought,
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) issued citations to
violators. When contacted on Fri-
day, Nov. 17, OCSO Detective Cap-
tain Dale LeFlarn said his office
had not been notified of the water
shortage order. However, he said
that if asked to do so by SFWMD,
his office would issue citations to
violators.
Capt. LaFlam added that
OCSO did not have the manpow-
er to actively pursue violators.
However, they would investigate
every violation reported to them.


In Glades County, violators can
be cited by code enforcement
officials.
Residents of the area are asked
to conserve water by doing such
things as taking shorter showers,
washing full loads in dishwashers
and clothes washers, reducing
excessive toilet flushing for dis-
posal of facial tissues and fixing
leaky faucets.
Ms. Barletto said the district
imposed restrictions earlier than
for the 1999-2000 drought. At this
time, restrictions are not as severe
as in 1999-2000. The length of
time restrictions are in place and
any increase in the severity of
restrictions will depend on weath-
er conditions.


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Free 511 system will help


travelers this holiday season


NEHS students of the Week
New Endeavor High School Principal Gary Kirsch was on hand to honor the commitment
to excellence demonstrated by our students of the week for the week of Nov. 9, 2006. Stu-
dents (left to right) are: Mr. Kirsch, Natalie Jimenez, Hernan Baltazar, Aaron Hill, Samuel
Cubello, Brad Clay, and Jim Vensel, Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee President-Elect.


OMS students of the week
Students in the back row are Christiana Ortiz, James Steiert, Amanda Rumbaugh, Vicki
Hawthorne, Angelina Bucio, and Steven Brown. Kneeling in the front row are Gary Wag-
oner and Juan Baza.


Orlando No matter where
they are going or how they plan
to get there, Florida's holiday
travelers can call one easy-to-
remember phone number to get
detailed, real-time travel infor-
mation. The Florida Department
of Transportation's (FDOT) free
statewide 511 Travel Information
System provides callers with
information on traffic condi-
tions, construction updates and
severe weather alerts on all of
florida's interstate highways and
Florida's Turnpike.
More than 2.5 million Floridi-
ans are expected to travel more
than 50 miles from home to cele-
brate Thanksgiving this year,
according to Kevin Bakewell,
senior vice president, AAA Auto
Club South. Nearly 2.2 million
are anticipated to drive.
Those planning to drive can
dial 5-1-1 from a landline or cel-
lular phone before heading out
to check conditions along their
planned route. By avoiding traf-
fic tie-ups and incidents, travel-
ers can improve highway safety
and make their holiday trip less
stressful. Passengers can help
drivers by calling 511 en route to
check for new information.
Callers to the free statewide
511 service can also access four
regional 511 systems in Tampa
Bay, Central, Southeast and
Northeast Florida which offer
information on local roadways
and connections to local transit,
airports and seaports.
Air travel is expected to be
busier this year than last, accord-
ing to AAA and the Air Transport
Association (ATA). With more
than 320,000 Floridians expect-
ed to fly, flights expected to be
more than 80 percent full and


ongoing unfamiliarity with new
Transportation Security Adminis-
tration security rules, airports
may be more crowded and lines
longer than normal, according
to ATA.
Air travelers can use 511 to
easily access flight information
at many of Florida's internation-
al airports, including Orlando
International Airport, Tampa
International Airport, Jack-
sonville International Airport,
and Saint. Petersburg/Clearwa-
ter International Airport. Callers
can hear about arrivals, depar-
tures and parking conditions.
Floridians planning to head to
sea for Thanksgiving can access
seaport and cruise information
for Port Canaveral, Port of Tampa
and the Jacksonville Port Author-
ity by calling 511.
Statewide system celebrates
its first anniversary
The statewide 511 system has
received more than 405,000 calls
since launching on Nov. 17,
2005. An analysis of first year
usage totals for 511 and
www.FL511.com reveal most
people are using the free FDOT
service to get information in the
afternoon as they are leaving


work and checking for traffic
congestion. The 511 system
experiences its greatest call vol-
ume during the afternoon hours,
with nearly a quarter of all calls
received between the hours of 3
and 6 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. Call volume typically peaks
on Friday afternoons.
In the last year, more than
530,000 visitors have logged on
to www.FL511.com and viewed
more than 1.6 million pages.
Web site activity is steady
throughout the day from 6 a.m.
to 8 p.m.; however the most
activity 26 percent is record-
ed between the hours of I and 5
p.m.
"Most people are very busy,
and finding the fastest route
home from work is a priority,"
said Rick Morrow, Traffic Opera-
tions Engineer for FDOT District
5. "We're committed to provid-
ing the most accurate and useful
information for travelers, and
we're always trying to improve
the system."
511 is a free service of the
FDOT and is accessible from
land lines or cell phones, howev-
er cell phone minutes apply.


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Osecola Middle School excels in sports


Congratulations to 'the ever-
improving Osceola Middle School
(OMS) Milers of the Week. Eighth
grade winners are Adrian Tagle
and Alexus Peaden. Students in
the seventh grade are Serafin
Espinoza and Jessica Wackier.
Representing the sixth grade mil-
ers are DaTron Smith and Ami
Nunez.


The Warrior Boys Basketball
Team is finalized. Congratulations
to: Zachary Aguilar, Jochen
Anglin, Juan Baza, Derrick
Boykin, Dillon Bullock, Kyle
Burkhart, Jonathan Cordes,
Caycee Fitzwater, Javier Garcia,
Michael Hernandez, Carlington
Jackson, Greg Johnson, Marshall
Johnson, Bradley Jones, Trae
Kissam, Tyler Milrot, Dalton Mur-


ray, and Elijahwon Williams.

Upcoming Events:,
November 22-24: No School -
Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27: Basketball
game at Oslo Middle School;
Scholastic Book Fair begins .
November 30: Home basket-
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presentation will be given.


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College Station If you're like
many pet owners at Christmas,
Santa as in Santa Claws could
have something in his bag for
Sparky and Fluffy.
Now it's up to you to ensure
that each gift is safe and appro-
priate for your four-legged or
feathered friends, says Patty
Hug, a veterinary technician in
the College of Veterinary Medi-
cine and Biomedical Sciences at
Texas A&M University.
While a new Frisbee may be
just what Fido is wishing for this
year, your parrot may not be so
thrilled about a plastic disc. "You
must first consider what species
you're buying for," says Hug.
"Each type of animal has appro-
priate toys made -just for it that
are safe and entertaining. If
you're buying for Polly, restrict
your search to the bird aisle of
the pet store."
Just like little Johnny and
Jane, your pet may have a wide
range of toys it would like find-
ing in its stocking. The only


problem is, your pets can't write
down their choices or ask for
them outright. You have to pay
attention to your pet's likes and
dislikes. "Think about what
kinds of textures, sounds and
activities your pet enjoys," says
Hug.
"While plastic toys are stimu-
lating to dogs and birds, cats typ-
ically prefer cloth textures it can
use to exercise its claws," she
adds. Your cat may flip for a new
cushion of its own or, better yet,
a whole new cat home. "The
higher the cat tower the better,"
she says.
When buying presents for
your pooch look for things that
will provide environmental
enrichment. "Because pets are
often left at home alone while
the owner is at work, toys that
help pass the time are highly rec-
ommended," says Hug. "Toys in
which doggie snacks can be hid-
den or toys that make pleasing
noises or stimulate the dog's
imagination are all positive


Obituaries


Ruth A. Pennypacker
Ruth A. Pennypacker, age 87 of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
Nov. 15, 2006, at her residence.
Born April 7, 1919, in Trenton,
N.J., she has been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 27 years.
She enjoyed playing cards, read-
ing, and especially playing bingo.
She is preceded in death by her
parents Charles and Rumza Elias
and brothers; Patrick, Michael,
Samuel, John and Abraham Elias.
She is survived by her loving
husband of 58 years, Benjamin
Pennypacker of Okeechobee;
son, Charles (Karen) Pennypack-
er of Trenton, N.J.; daughters,
Ruth (Mark) Maurin of Stuart and
Lynne (Mark) Vandegrift of Fair-
less Hill, Pa. In addition, she is sur-
vived by grandchildren; Matthew
Maurin of Stuart, Michael Penny-
packer, Gregory (Jennifer) Penny-
packer, and Brian Pennypacker all
of Trenton, N.J. She is also sur-
vived by two great-grandchildren
from Tenton, N.J. and several
nieces and nephews.
The family will be holding a
private service in Trenton, N.J. at a
later date.
Memorial contributions can be
made in her memory to Hospice
of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the


direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Neoma "Tippy"
Padgett
Neoma "Tippy" Padgett, age
89, of Okeechobee died Nov. 17,
2006, at her home. Mrs. Padgett
was born July 12, 1917, in Center
Hill. She was a homemaker of the
Methodist faith having come to
Okeechobee from Center Hill in
1923.
Mrs. Padgett was preceded in
death by her husband Neal Pad-
gett in 1985.
She is survived by three sons,
Richard (Ardis) Padgett of Tampa,
Steve (Patti) Padgett of Okee-
chobee and Matthew Padgett of
Okeechobee; daughter, Pamela
Padgett of Melbourne; and seven
grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will
be 11:00 Monday, Nov. 20, 2006,
at Evergreen Cemetery with Bish-
op Richard Padgett officiating.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
chobee.


gifts."
Since Polly may want more
than a cracker this holiday sea-
son, some great toy options are
ropes to climb on, bells or a
snack you know your bird enjoys.
In fact, food is a good present
for most pets, Hug says, but just
be sure the food item was intend-
ed for consumption by your pet's
species. Also consider buying a
dish for your pet's treats or meals.
"Ceramic or stainless steel
bowls make great presents for
cats, but stick to only stainless
steel for dogs and birds," Hug rec-
ommends.
Just like your toddler, your pet
is likely to enjoy the box the pres-
ent arrived in or the paper used to
wrap it just as much as the item
itself. However, these are not nec-
essarily appropriate toys for ani-
mals.













What is the price of victory? Now,
there is an age-old question for us to
ponder. It is said that Robert Louis
Stevenson became a master of
English by writing some of his pieces
nine times over. The manuscript
pages of Tennyson's poems some-
times have fifty corrections on a sin-
gle sheet Goethe took a lifetime to
write "Faust" and half a lifetime to
write Wilhelm Meister. To be aware
of the efforts of these men in achiev-
ing their greatness teaches us one
thing everything has a price on it.
Without patience it can't be accom-
plished. The life that spurns effort is
without results and accomplish-
ments. In other words if you will
pay the price you may have it. The
skillful surgeon became so because he
paid the price of preparation. The
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"These items were not
designed for pets," warns Hug.
"They have landed many pets at
the local emergency clinic with
serious complications." Always
supervise your pet when presents
are being opened. In addition to
packaging material, tinsel should
also be strictly avoided.
Also, remember that a little
extra attention is as valuable to
your pet as a new toy.
"Pick a special time to pres-
ent the gift to your pet, a time
when you can give your undivid-,
ed attention," says Hug.
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CLUB: This is about the Okeechobee High School Gay-Straight
Alliance club. If you are going to ban any club or activate any club every-
one should be equally able to do so. If you want to activate a club about
racism, black pride or white pride you should be able to. If you want to
throw every single race, mix, sex and color into the whole entire club
arena you should be able to do anything you want. If you let the gays
have their club then you should let the rest have their club. If you let the
blacks have a club you should let the whites have a club. Why are you
discriminating against anyone if you want to have everyone involved?
Let everyone have their club and let everyone lead themselves.

SUPPORT: I have a child in the high school and I have talked to some
of the high school kids about this proposed Gay-Straight Alliance. The
reason some students want a Gay-Straight Alliance is because some of
the gay students are tormented at school. They are harassed. They are
treated badly by some of the teachers. When they ask for help, they are
ignored. Many of the straight kids have friends who are gay. Theywould
join the alliance to show their support of the gay students' rights. The
club is not about sex. It's about tolerating others who are different and
treating all people with respect and courtesy. Just as some white people
marched in the civil rights movement demonstrations to fight racial dis-
crimination, some straight people are willing to stand up to support the
rights of the gays. It's not about color or sexual orientation. It's about
basic civil rights that are being denied to some members or our society.
As for those who are quoting the Bible, try reading the New Testament.
It's all about tolerance and forgiveness.

HARASSMENT: I personally disagree with this club at the high
school. But there should be no harassment of anyone within the school
system. Having said that, I have always told my own kids if you want to
stand out, be different. Then, you must be strong enough to take on the
battle.

INDIVIDUALS: If the good Lord had intended for all us to be the
same, who would you pick as the person to represent all of us? That's
why we all are unique individuals. Although we may not approve of
someone's life style choices, it is not our right to deny them that choice.
It's their choice not ours and the more you make an issue of it the more
they are going to strive to make it a point. Accept it and move on. Life's a
dance as they say sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow. Enjoy
the dance while you have the chance.

RESPONSIBILITY: It's hard being a parent of a teenager these days.
On television and in the movies, they see teenagers in sexual relation-
ships as if that is the norm. I have had some very frank discussions with
my kids about sex, about sexually transmitted diseases and about preg-
nancy. We go to church every Sunday and they know I disapprove of sex
before marriage. I believe every child deserves to be born to two parents
who are committed to each other and committed to taking care of that
child. But as a parent, I know that'I while I can teach my children and
talk to them and set a good example, they will have to make their own
decisions. If one of my kids should make a mistake and wind up with a
baby, that decision would also be theirs. But at that point, I would expect
the new parent to accept the adult responsibilities that go along with
parenthood. Face it, no form of birth control is 100 percent effective. If
you're not ready to be a parent and accept the responsibilities of parent-
hood, you're not ready for sex. -'

REPORT CARD: In response to the "Big Piclure,' when a person is in
a position of authority and violates the public trust you call them little
scandals? We are supposed to ignore it? Well, most people need to be
accountable for the job they are doing and I think on Nov. 7 President
Bush got his report card.

GOOD IDEA? I see in today's paper the principal may drop all clubs.
That might be a good idea. When I was in school a long time ago we did
not have enough time to do anything constructive during club period.

SCHOOL: This is in reference to the club they are trying to get in the
high school. I just don't understand why Christians won't stand up for
what they believe. Why are we putting so much emphasis on this when
we have kids that need to learn and need to get an education. That's
more important than figuring out what your sexual preference is
because it does not belong in the school system whatsoever. I read
where they are talking about making fun of people and harassing them
and it's because it is totally against God and it doesn't belong in this
world. All kids get harassed for some reason wearing glasses, being
too fat or being too thin. That doesn't call for forming a club. I think we
just really need to keep our kids and our schools in prayer and get our
kids back into church where they belong then this wouldn't be occur-
ring.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short
business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. SeconipSt. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
(863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon al Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to\ attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach. I
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 111 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, con-
tact 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 information, 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 mem-
ber 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 Ib6ltedAat 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)467-
2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to
care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or
(863) 697-9718.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian. Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
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.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 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.
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
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys forChrist 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 rela-
tionships. 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 9a.m. until noon.


Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage 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 Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7-p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.


Letter to the Editor


Didn't vote?
Shame on you
It is becoming clear that this
mid-term election garnered a
poor turnout, especially among
my fellow conservatives, who,
according to reports, were send-
ing a message of dissatisfaction to
Washington by staying home Nov.
7.
Were you one of those who
didn't vote? If so, shame on you!
Our nation is blessed with a
democracy that has stood the test
of time for over two centuries.
Democracy means that we, the
people, govern our nation
through our representatives. But it
only works if we participate in the
democratic process.
If you don't like what your rep-
resentatives are doing then write
them a letter or send them an e-
mail. Express your opinions in the
media, visit them, phone them or
volunteer for a politician that


shares your opinions even if it
means that you stand in the rain
for hours at a polling location on
Election Day as many did.
The primary process is the
other opportunity for you to find a
better representative. Why don't
you run for office if you think you
can do a better job? Or, do you
prefer to sit in the back row and
throw stones?
Conservatives who voted out
of protest for Ross Perot in 1992
gave us eight years of Bill Clinton.
Childish abstentions from voting
or simply laziness on Election Day
has resulted in a U.S. government
now "led" by Nancy Pelosi, Harry
Reid and their extreme liberal
cronies. Is that the results you
wanted?
We all owe the hundreds of
thousands of our countrymen
who have died to preserve our
democracy at least our vote in
elections.

Gene Gorham


Community Events

Holiday stress talk show topic
Family Stations. Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Nov.
18, starting at 7:30 a.m. The showwill be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Dr. David
Thompson, chaplain with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office -
Department of Detention. The topic of the show will be beating the
holiday stress and blues and meeting the spiritual needs of the incar-
cerated population. For information, contact Dr. David Thompson at
(772) 462-3437.

Sebring hosting concert
The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park will host Music in
the Park featuring the California Toe Jam Band on Saturday, Nov. 18,
at 7 p.m. There is an admission charge, but accompanied children
age 16 and under will be admitted free. There will also be a park
entrance per vehicle that will apply prior to 6 p.m. The concert is
held in the park's picnic area. Bring la%\ri chairs, blankets and flash-
lights. The Hammock Inn will be serving dinners, or you may bring
baskets or coolers. The park is located at 5931 Hammock Road in
Sebring. For information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/highland-
shammock.

Church hosting revival
Haven of Rest Church, 180 N.W Third St., will hold a revival with
Brother Mike Shreve on Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 18-19. Ser-
vices on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will
be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Church plans annual garage sale
Brighton Baptist Church's Hope for Haiti Mission Team will hold
their annual benefit garage sale at 17516 Brynwood Lane in Kissim-
mee River Estates on Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Items include
small appliances, furniture, a large amount of unpainted ceramic
ware, clothing, microwave, water pump, and much more. Lunch is
available for donation.

Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held
Saturday, Nov, 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hardcover books are $2
and paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half price. Proceeds will
be used to augment the DVD collection. The Library is located at 206
S.W. 16th St. For information, call (863) 763-3536.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard sale
Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8.a.m. until 2 p.m. Everything must go to
make room for the Festival of Trees. Donated items are needed and
all proceeds will benefit patient care, including services at The Ham-
rick Home. For information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863)
697-1995.

Women of the Moose plan dinner
Okeechobee Women of the Moose #956, 159 N.W 36 St., will
hold a meatloaf dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, Nov. 18,
starting at 5:30 p.m. for a suggested donation. Members and guests
are welcome. For information and costs, call Kathy at (863) 763-
7578.

Group plans rummage sale
Okeechobee County School Nutrition Association will hold a
rummage sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, in the cafeteria of Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W Fifth Ave., from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. All pro-
ceeds will go toward community events.that have been scheduled
by the association.

BHR Fire Dept. plans bake sale
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold a bake
sale at the fire department on S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge on Satur-
day, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Homemade noodles and avari-
ety of baked goods will be available. For information, call (863) 467-
6596 or (863) 467-4551.

Annual food drive under way
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall
and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for
Families community food drive that is going on now. The drive will
end Nov. 18. Organizations in Okeechobee County wishing to
receive food from this drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunning-
ham toll free at (866) 500-4104 to register the organization as a food
recipient. Or, an e-mail may be sent to wcunningham01@adel-
phia.net to receive a food recipient form. All food collected locally
will be distributed in Okeechobee County. Raulerson Hospital is,
again, the main drop-off location for non-perishable foods. Schools
and businesses are urged to register food drives by calling Lacey
Summerall at (863) 763-6047 or Wayne Cunningham at the toll free
number above.

Main Street offering hams, turkeys
Main Street is offering honey baked hams and turkeys for the
Thanksgiving holiday. Side dishes are also available. Orders will be
available for pickup on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21. To order or for
information, call the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.

Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading pro-
grams is open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church
Recreation Outreach Center, 310 S.W. Fifth St., for boys and girls in
grades one through six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.

BHR Post plans Thanksgiving dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528,2002 S.R. 78 W, will host their
annual Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Thursday,
Nov. 23, from noon until 3 p.m. The post, Ladies Auxiliary and Male
Auxiliary will be taking applications. Bring proof of service and dine
on the Post. For information call Don at (863) 467-2882, or (863) 763-
8954 and leave message.


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahmans took on the
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School in the ,second night of
competition during the annual
Tip-Off Classic at Okeechobee
High School and defeated the
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the junior varsity at 6 p.m. and the
varsity at 7:30 p.m.


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Religion briefs


Church hosting revival
Haven of Rest Church, 180 N.W
Third St., will hold a revival with
Brother Mike Shreve on Thursday
through Sunday, Nov. 17-19. Ser-
vices on Friday and Saturday will
begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will
be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Annual food
drive underway
Okeechobee residents Wayne
Cunningham, Lacey Summerall
and Crystal Cunningham will be
coordinating the annual Food for
Families community food drive that
is going on now. The drive will end
Nov. 18. Organizations in Okee-
chobee County wishing to receive
food from this drive for distribution
should call Mr. Cunningham toll
free at (866) 500-4104 to register the
organization as a food recipient. Or,
an e-mail may be sent to wcunning-
ham01@adelphia.net to receive a
food recipient form. All food cql-
lected locally will be distributed in
Okeechobee County. Raulerson
Hospital is, again, the main drop-off
location for non-perishable foods.
Schools and businesses are urged
to register food drives by calling
Lacey Summerall at (863) 763-6047
or Wayne Cunningham at the toll
free number above.

Sign-ups for youth
programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward
Basketball and Cheerleading pro-
grams is open now through Nov. 21
at the First Baptist Church Recre-
ation Outreach Center, 310 S.W
Fifth St., for boys and girls in grades
one through six. For information,
call (863) 467-7625.

Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be
held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church USA,
312 N Parrott Ave. There will be
many hand-crafted items like new
white elephants, baked goods and
much more. The event is spon-


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and proceeds will go to toward mis-
sionary projects. Doors will open at*
9 a.m. For information, call Eleanor
at (863) 763-6928.

BHR church,
planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold
their annual bazaar and luncheon
on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m. There will be a variety
of homemade crafts and baked
goods. Soup, sandwiches and
drinks will be available. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-6500.

Ministry plans
Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee
will hold their 20th free community
Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday,
Nov. 23. This meal is available to
anyone who would like a meal. You
may join us at Grace Brethren
Schools, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m. To help provide
this free dinner, they are also look-
ing for monetary donations to pur-
chase the food. Checks can be sent
to Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 663,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. They will
also need people to cook the
turkeys ahead of time, and volun-


teers to serve and do deliveries on
Thanksgiving Day. For information,
or if you need a dinner delivered to
your home, call Bonnie at (863)
763-5803. ,

Church plans
annual gaage sale
Brighton Baptist Church's Hope
for Haiti Mission Team will hold
their annual benefit garage sale at
17516 Brynwood Lane in Kissim-
mee River Estates on Nov. 17 and
18 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Items
include small appliances, furniture,
a large amount of unpainted
ceramic ware, clothing,
microwave, water pump, and
much more. Lunch is available for
donation.

Church offers religious
education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for chil-
dren. Registrations for; Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now
being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten
through ninth will be held every
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35
p.m. For information, call the parish
office at (863)1763-3727.


Stu Beebe
Director of Christian Education
First United Methodist Church
The other day I saw a bunch of
kids getting ready to play basket-
ball. They had about ten or twelve
kids; I would say fifth or sixth
graders. And they were just about
to choose up sides.
That really took me back in
time to when I was that age. Bas-
ketball was a big deal to me. I'm
sure all of you can remember the
stress involved in choosing up
sides for your favorite sport wheh
you were a kid. First of all, the guy
with the ball gets to choose, first. I
seem to remember that the guy
with ball and the best player (at
that age... the tallest) were bud-
dies. Those two were the team to
beat, and the rest of us just had to
stand around and see which team
we got to play with, if we got to
play at all.
Anyway, I can remember when
I was younger, not yet one of the
"Big kids," that it was never a sure
thing if I would get to play. If a kid
was too little, or too timid, or just
didn't shoot or pass too well, he
would be the 'odd man out' or
simply never had the ball passed
to him. Unless he had super
spring in his legs, a kid could
spend all day under the boards
with the "Big kids" and never get a
rebound. I'm sure a lot of us can
relate to that same kind of frustra-
tion in our adult lives. We feel like
we're ready to play, but the "Big
kids" just never choose us for the
best team.
I heard a statistic the other day
.that surprised me. They say that
over a quarter of the people in the
United States today have college
educations. This compares to five
percent of the population back in
the fifties. \\Ve have really come a
long \\ ay in higher education. i
But that means that there are a
lot niore highly qualified people
standing around the sidelines
waiting to be chosen. Our person-
nel people (now called Human
Resources by the way.. .we're
people, not resources ) now just
look for reasons to disqualify a
candidate; too qualified, not quali-
fied enough, not impressive
enough, too impressive... We
don't even know what their game
is!
At least on that old concrete
basketball court, we knew if we
were too short, too slow or too
young. Nobody will tell you
what's wrong with you in the
grown up world because they're
afraid 6f a lawsuit.
There just isn't a college
degree, or a school of any kind,
possibly shot of an Ivy League
school, that will guarantee you
success in being chosen by the


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"Team" of your choice.
Back in Daniel's time, it was a
totally different game. The Babylo-
nians who conquered Israel were
looking for the best of the best.
And while it was a great honor to
be chosen, the "Best team" was
located hundreds of miles away,
and they kept you in the farm
leagues (their own personal high-
er education system) for years
before you got to play.
Daniel and his three buddies,
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-
nego were all the best and the
brightest, so they were chosen to
play for King Nebuchadnezzar's
team.. .whether they wanted to or
not. And as a result, Daniel
became the coach who presided
over the demise of one of the
greatest civilizations, possibly 'the
most rich and powerful, of all
time.
What made Daniel different,
even when they made him change
his name to Belteshazzar, was that
the only team that he wanted to
be on was God's team. We are all
familiar with the story of how
Daniel's friends Shadrach,


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Meshach and Abednego were all
thrown into the fiery furnace. And
we know how a fourth figure was
there among the flames to sup-
port the members of His team and
keep them from harm (Daniel
3:25). It looked to King Nebuchad-
nezzar like the son of the gods
because that figure was the Son of
God.
They're choosing us sides for
that team now. You don't have to
be tall, or strong. And you don't
have to have a certain degree, or
bei a certain age. But you do have
to be certain that you accept Jesus
Christ as your, personal Lord and
Savior, and trust only in Him.
That's the only qualification.
The sad part about this game is
that there are only two teams. And
if you don't decide that you want
to be on the side of Jesus, you're
automatically on the other side...
From the looks of things in the
world, it just might be about time
for that game to start. I hope
you've make the only choice that
makes sense...while they're still
choosing up sides.





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3Bd/2Ba frame home with central A/C, attached car- 1985, city water, septic & well. Located in River Lake
port, screened patio, paved driveway, built 1996, total Estates southwest section. Minutes to Lake Okeechobee.
sq. ft. 1220,55 and older community. (#92546) (#92444)


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14x35 shed with A/C, tool benches, furniture Nego, util- Sits on a unique lot in back of Treasure Island. Can be
ity room, island kitchen, mixed flooring, nice landscap- purchased with additional lot west of home which is
ing, large front deck and fenced. (#92253) lake access. $175,000. (#92637)


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4000-M: 2Bd/2BA DW split floor plan, great waterfront
with lake access in Buckhead Ridge. Boat house, double
carport, screened porch, plus more. $154,900. (#91165)


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* Dixie Ranch Estates residential lot 125x125. $33,500. (#91632)
* (2) Quail Acre residential lots, each $50,000.


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* Basswood lot 75x147. $39,000. (#91591)
* Okee County line 20+/- acres. (#90886)
* Sherman Wood Ranches 10+/- acres. (#90859)


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seller! Excellent for investment, tirst time
home buyer, rental-income, commuter or
just affordable housing. Seller requests 24
hour notice. $109,900. (#92246)
2). Very nice and clean 3/1 CBS home with
fenced yard, storm shutters, screened porch
and shed. Home is situated on a comer lot
and has a nice yard. Make your appointment
today. Asking $171,000. (#92646)
3). FABULOUS interior in this 3/2 DWMH
East of town. Split plan. Numerous fruit
trees, sprinkler system, storage bldg with
elec. Wet bar, huge island kit., lots of cabinet


space. Concrete drive and concrete pads for
all out bldgs. Wood and screened porch.
Asking $159,000. (#92292)
4). 3/2 House on 4.7 Acres with a wood
burning fireplace covered wood patio -
wood fence front & middle wire fence side
& rear 10x10 shed gravel drive pole barn
- double sliding glass doors satellite
Completely new A/C Water softener sys-
tem and sulphur guard Country Hills
Estates is just a. short drive to shopping,
schools, churches and hospital. Call for
appointment Easy to Show! asking
$285,000. (#92182)


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Don Renfranz, Inc.'s Taylor Creek Real Estate
1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
Phone: (863)763-7312 Fax (863)763-7317 Email: taylorre@strato.net
Donald A. Renfranz/Broker 863-467-2930 or 863-634-4596
Geraldine Patent/Sales Associate 863-763-1616 or 863-610-7006
Vicki & Perry Green/Sales Associates 863-467-6516 or 863-610-0962


'fV9 NEOV BLOCk HOME l1/2-CAR GARAGE 9"4h5 AfFORDABLE INVESTMENT IN THE
UNDER $190,000-AND NOT IN BASSWOODI ISLES!, Doublewide 2/2 includes carport, screened
Corner lot location in very desirable Kings Bay, patio overlooking pond, workshop, paved drive, cen-
water/sewer lines, community pool & clubhouse! tral air-more! Very livable, could use a few repairs.
Never lived-in 2 bedroom! Not "in-town", but just min- Sewer assessment already paid, new owner pays hook-
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good Treasure Island location on west dead-end por- know Wellington models are the cream of the crop!
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flavors here: Mother Nature made the ingredients perfectly delicious.


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firm, rispin, and juicy fruit is ide fr baking need for artifi
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 17,
through Thursday, Nov. 23, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Casino Royale"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Santa Claus 3 The
Escape" (G) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 22:
"Deck the Halls" (PG) Showtimes:
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coop-
erative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeS-
oto and Okeechobee counties.
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives, The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a
service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identify
children up to 21 years of age
who may need special education
services. The primary focus is on
3, 4 and 5-year-old children not
yet in a school setting. Child Find
provides free screenings on
speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Kathy Wall
at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)
467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and on Sat-


urday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.


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SOUTHERN RESPIRATOR, on
10/31/06, on Cascade Lane.
Call to identify.
(863)612-0266


BOSTON TERRIER, Black &
white, last seen 11/9 in Bass-
wood area. (863)763-6182
Leave message.


COMPOST- free, you must
haul (863)357-3770
FREE KITTEN, Blonde, To
Good Home Only! Call Lisa
(863)675-4869 or 675-0224
KITTENS (3)- Fluffy, Free to
good homes only. 5 wks old,
litter box trained, 2F, 1M
(863)612-1003
KITTENS: 7 wks. old. Black &
White. Very cute! Great for
little kids. Free to good
homes. (863)467-2309
LOVED PETS NEED HOME -
4yr. old Amer. Bulldog & twin
female Calico cats, lyr. Cats
go as a pair. 863-634-6106
MIXED- 6 wks old, Free To
Good Home! (863)763-1370
PATIO DOORS, (2), 6' wide, 8'
high, good condition.
(863)675-7926
PUPPIES, 8 weeks old, Golden
Retriever & Red Nose Pitbull
mixed, to good homes.
(863)467-6651
STOVE, electric, works but
needs element.
(863)763-8149
WASHER & DRYER, Roper.
(863)674-0676


HUGE 3 FAMILY SALE
OKEECHOBEE: Fri.& Sat.,
Nov. 17th & 18th, 8am-?,
602 S.W. 9th St.
Clothing, Household Items &
Many Miscellaneous. Too
much to list! (863)467-7832


Okeechobee in BACK YARD at:
3594 SW 18th St. (Oak Park)
Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
Nov. 168t18th 8am-2pm
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& much more.


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



A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
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Domino's Pizza in Okeecho-
bee is now hiring Assistant
Managers! Get in on a
ground floor of a great card-
er opportunity leading to a
position of a General Manag-
er or even Owner! We offer:
*Starting pay based on
experience, min. $10 per hr
Guaranteed overtime
Health Insurance and
Vacation Benefits
If you are self motivated,
have positive attitude and
good people skills, we invite
you to visit us at the Okee-
chobee store.
INSURANCE CAREER:
Sales position, base pay &
commission, management
opportunities, full benefits
w/group insurance. Will train.
EOE. M-F Call (863)634-8085
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
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er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
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DRIVER
Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Experi-
ence preferred but
will train. Bilingual
a Plus. Interested
candidates please
fax resumes to
863-763-5191 or call
Angel 863-763-7337
DFWP/EOE
Pier II Resort Hiring!!!!
Experienced:
*Bilingual Head Housekeeper
*Maintenance
*Front Desk
Must Call for Appointment
863-763-8003
The Okeechobee News is
looking for a highly crea-
tive individual to be a part
of our ad services team.
Do you enjoy a fast-paced,
deadline-driven, creative
and fun environment? Put
you creativity to the test by
helping local businesses
generate traffic by devel-
oping attractive newspaper
advertisements. You'll
work closely with ad reps
to design both retail and
classified display adver-
tisements. You'll also be
involved in producing spe-
cial advertising sections.
This position requires ex-
perience with Windows,
knowledge of Quark and
Photoshop, solid design
techniques and the ability
to work quickly under
deadline pressure. There
may be some evening and
weekend work. This is a
full time position. Apply by
e-mail to Judy Kasten
jkasten@strato.net.
The Okeechobee News of-
fers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work
environment where
employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay based
on experience
Generous time off
program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity
Employer



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Needed for busy medical
office. FT with benefits. Exp.
preferred. Fax resume to
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both retail and classified display advertise-
ments. You'll also be involved in producing
special advertising sections. This position
requires experience with Windows, knowl-
edge of Quark and Photoshop, solid design
techniques and the ability to work quickly
under deadline pressure. There may be some
evening and weekend work. This is a full
time position. Apply by e-mail to Judy
Kasten jkasten@strato.net.
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974



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

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


OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
LaborFinders
TRUCK DRIVER P/T
Clean CDL
Call 863-634-3245
Join al the people who
say, "I sold It in the clas-
sifleds."


Part-time contracted
(no benefits) position for
ostpartum Depression
Counseling. Licenses re-
quired are LMHC or LCSW.
Send hourly fee require-
ments and resume to
863-462-5878.
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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


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


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE 4QB49109
S Screen Rooms Carports
i Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest lancaste (863) 634-2044


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



TRACTOR SERVICE
Bushhog, Rototiller, Road
Leveler, Front End Loader,
Box Blade & Forks.
(863)763-4149
(561)-758-4337


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, 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
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



CHINA CABINET w/Side
Board, Cherry or Mahogany
Wood. Good condition. 70 yrs.
old. $400.(863)467-9402


DRYER- GE, Looks like hew.
Runs good. $65.
(863)675-0104
STOVE, Frigidaire, brand new,
$150. (863)634-7325
STOVE, GE, electric, new,
never used, all white, $325
firm. (863)763-8149
STOVE, Whirlpool, electric, 3
years old, very clean. $140
(863)467-0024
WASHER $100 call for more
information (863)675-4675
WASHING MACHINE- 4 yrs
old, Kenmore, top load,
White. Extra clean cond.
$100. (863)763-1504



CROWN MOLDING, (36) 16ft.
lengths. Primed & ready to
paint. Half price at $375 for
all. (863)675-2491
METAL ROOFING & SIDING
Standing seam & ribbed pan-
els, Local MFG, Low $$$
Delivery. (772)201-9519
Replacement Casement Win-
dows: Andersen: 1) 27 1/4" W
x 58 1/2"H & 4) 271/4"Wx 39
1/4"H. $250 863-467-8504
SCREEN DOOR, 36"x80",
white, full view, heavy duty
w/frame & hardware, $25.
(863)763-1997

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING DOORS (2), 60"
wide, 75" high. $100
(863)467-6868
SLIDING GLASS DOOR, new,
white, for mobile home, with
frame, $385.
(863)634-5236


CAR SEATS, (2), BOOSTER
SEAT, BOYS & GIRLS
CLOTHES, $80 will sell sep.
(863)697-3537 after 5pm
CRIB, Jenny Lind, wood, used
but in good condition, no
mattress, $30 or best offer.
(863)467-0826


WEDDING DRESS, brand new,
never worn, sz. 14w, paid
$500, asking $300.
(863)634-7325


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
PIRELLO PLATES, 2 sets,
Chieftains 1 & 2. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-1443
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & ANTIQUE
CHURN, etc., $500
(863)467-1325



DELL QUALITY COMPUTER,
Internet/school/office ready.
Warranty & tech support,
$180(863)634-0812

IBM Electric typewriter, 11'
carriage, self correcting, car-
rying case, excellent cond.
$100 (863)467-5877
LOGITECH Quick Cam, for
Notebooks Deluxe, new
cond., $30. or best offer
(863)675-2596
*PALM PILOT, Zire 21 Model,
w/software & 2 power
cables, $25. (863)675-3944


BED RAILS- King size, asking
like new, $15
(863)763-7983
BED, twin, child's, w/slide,
Ikea brand, natural wood,
exc. cond., $50
(863)675-3944
BR SET Queen size, no mat-
tress, dresser, headbord,
mirror, nightstand, $75.
863-675-3764 or 673-6226.
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500' (863)763-8943
COUCH- Queen, Medium blue,
Like new, $100. Okee.
(863)357-6997
DAYBED: Like new. Only 1
year old. $300.
(863)675-0777r
DESK, dark wood, 3 drawer,
$20. (863)467-1447
DRESSER- large, 54x32x18,
w/back mirror, 8 drawer,
hard rock maple good cond
$150 (863)763-2458
DRESSING TABLE, with mirror
& stool, cherry, good condi-
tion, $50. (863)763-0141
after 6pm
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
fits a 27" TV, you haul
(863)675-4675
JEWELRY ARMOIRE, Cherry.
$30 (863)763-0141 after 6p
KITCHEN TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
all white, with insert, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-1447
RIDER/GLIDER ROCKER- Ma-
ple, w/Ottoman, Removable
pads. Good condition. $65.
(863)357-8788
ROCKER, Old, Wooden: Only
$30. (863)763-9371
SLEEPER SOFA, $50
(863)675-3793
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777
SOFA SLEEPER, beige & tan,
new condition, $150.
(863)763-1355
SOFA with pillows, $35. Call
863-675-3764 or
863-673-6226.
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $600
(863)634-7864
Get a quick response to
any item you may be seR-
ing with a classed ad.


COLT 38, $300 or tradce.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
GUNS 2 1) TAURUS .38 Ultra
Light Titanium, & 1) ROMA-
NIAN Semi Auto AK47 $725
will sep. (863)234-1230
MARLIN Model 882 SS, 7
shot bolt action, 22 mag.,
3 x 9 x 32 WA simmons scope
$450(937)215-0307
PISTOL- 380 automatic, $250
(502)931-8101
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope, 1980's, $550
(937)215-0307
REVOLVER- 38 cal. Taurus,
Stainless steel, 2" barrel,
New condition. With extras.
$325.(863)610-1120
SHOTGUN- 12ga, auto, Moss-
berg, $265 (502)931-8101
WINCHESTER, Model 12, 12
gauge, scope. $350
(863)467-4328


PROFORM 700-S- Magnetic,
Resistance, Eliptical exercis-
er with electronic monitor
$75. (863)674-0098
WEIGHT BENCH- work your
arms and legs, pd $300 ask-
ing $200 firm
(863)763-4132 Iv msg.


TRASH CONTAINER- Wood,
decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.
863-467-8681


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450. Neg. (863)675-7105
or (863)673-5023
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $90
863-634-9316.


CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.
CHANDELIERS- 2, Gold, Like
new. $50. Will separate.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534
FLOOR LAMP- Solid brass
with light on swivel arm,
reat for easy chair reading
40 (863)763-2458


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $3500 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC LIFT- For wheel-
chair or scooter. Hardly
used. Good condition. $650.
(863)357-8788
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548
PRIDE JAZZY WHEELCHAIR
electric w/joystick. Excellent
condition. $6500 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907


CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
for outdoors 2 Iidhted rein-
deer & 1 iiyrii *,iegri $75.
(863)467-0044
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, for out-
side & animated Santa &
Mrs. Claus, $100.
(863)467-0044 .
CONDENSER, 3 ton, for split
unit CAH, approx. 8 yrs. old,
works grel. T400 or best
offer. ,8,. 3) ... 7758
EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi
Hollow body, Classic, $450
(863)467-9402
SHELVES- 2, Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, adjustable,
$100. or will separate
(863)763-5062
ULTRA-FLAME S/S GRILL
Like new, extra large. 4 burner
+ side burner. $150
863-675-4409,



DIGITAL PIANO/ORGAN-
Kawaii, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
239-425-5605.
ENGLEHARDT UPRIGHT
BASS- Stand, 'Gig bg'and
Ele trh; hook up, i ?i.i.
'. 6.iv5-5826 (Frostproof)
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316
HAMMOND ORGAN Upright,
blk. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50. or best offer.
863-983-8131 Clewiston
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $120.
(863)357-0465 or best offer
SAXOPHONES (2), 1 alto, 1
tenor, Selmer. $400 for both
or will separate.
(863)697-1443
TAKAMINE ACOUSTIC BASS
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$400 (863)357-1576 or
(863)634-7210


AQUARIUM- 1-90 gal & 1-50
gal. With covers & lights.
Good condition. $150. Will
separate. (863)675-2759
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
To Good Home Only!
$300/neg. Call 863-697-6618.
CHIHUAHUA- Puppy, M,
8wks.,Redfawn/blk mask,
personality, Shots/Vet. Cert
$350.(863)357-0037
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
48"L. "GREAT CRATE"
#6000. Like new. $75
(863)675-0627
MINI PIN PUPS- AKC, lOwks
old, blk/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $350
each (863)946-3857
SHEPHERD MIX F, 2 yrs,
Shots up to date, Unable to
care for, loving home only,
Loves Kids, (561)722-3361
p--p^^^--

DIGITAL CAMERA, Canon
PowerShot A40. $60
(863)675-6973



HOT TUB, seats 7, you remove
& haul. $100 (863)675-0215
POOL SUPPLIES, Sand filter
w/pump & 4 step w/rail
staircase. $300. Call for
more details.
(863)675-7321


PAINTBALL GUN, Automag,
with paint balls & all acces-
sories. $150 (863)467-8187
POOL TABLE, $150.
(863)801-1398



STEREO- CD, Cassette player,
AM/FM With speakers. $60.
(863)675-0104


BAND SAW, 12", 11/2 hp, tilt.
Excellent condition. Floor
mounted. $80. Call 8am-
5pm (863)467-2511
CHAIN SAW Stihl, MS390
$325. (863)234-1230


CONST. EQUIP For Sale: Lad-
ders 20' & 40', alum walk-
ways, tool boxes, air comp.
$1500 for all (863)261-6892
LADDER- Gorilla type folding
ladder. Brand new. $100.
(863)610-1120
WOOD WORKING TOOLS: Too
many to list! $2500 for all, will
sep. 863-467-0044 or
863-610-1715


TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
(863)467-5299


SHARP 4-HEAD, Hi-Fi Stereo
VCR w/35+ movies, 1 XXX.
$150 or trade for gun.
(772)461-8822

Agriculture'



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




BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
(863)763-1370


APPALOOSA 8 yr old Male,
has been doing speed
events, Great on trails,
$1800 (863)697-6446
APPALOOSA Gelding 6 yrs
old, 15H $1000 or best offer
(863)634-9232
BAY MARE- 18 yrs old, $350
(239)340-8502
CRACKER HORSE- 13 h, Aged
mare, Great for barrels &
poles for youth, $400.
(863)763-6968/634-0253
FILLY- 5 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
(863)763-6968/634-0253
QUARTERHORSE GELDING,
bomb proof, kid safe, loads
trail rides, no bad habits,
$1500. (863)763-1504
SADDLE- 15" Silverking, black
with two-tone silver. New,
never used. $300.
239-465-1393
SORREL QUARTER HORSE-
4 yr old pony, 14 hands,
broke to ride, finish her your
-way. $700. 239-465-1393
SWEET PAINT PONY-
brown/white, about 10
hands, $1000
(863)675-5762
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP



BOX BLADE: 6 Ft., Like new.
$250. (863)763-4982
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
scape rake 5', quick connect,
all 3pt., $600 will sell separ-
ately. (863)697-9704
RIDING LAWN MOWER, 22hp,
Sears, WEEDWACKER &
DUMP TRASH WAGON,
$1750. (561)573-4914
RIDING MOWER- '01 Murray,
12.5 hp, 40" cut, 5 speed,
runs & cuts great $400 neg
(863)517-1704


CALF TABLE- very useful for
goats, sheep's, calves shots,
dehorning, hooves, $200
(863)946-0912

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



APT. 1BR/1BA&AN EFFC'Y
Located in Viking/Prairie
Both very clean!
Apt $600/mo. Effc'y $500/mo.
Includes utilities.
No pets. 561-329-8205
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch.
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
9 MII a =1

KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $750/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or
postmac@bellsouth.net


Employment
Full Time 'I'll


Employment
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Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 18,2006 19


2/1 SWMH on lake access lot, carport & fl.
room. Nice tree'd comer lot. Needs TLC. Asking
less than land value. $87,900 MUST SELL!
634-0260


2 bedroom,
1 bath house in
town, totally
remodeled inside.
First and two
months security.


-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831
GBB8'5B


Asking ROOMMATE: Fully furnished
$950/month. apartment w/Washer, Dryer,
Microwave, Bed, etc. Kings
634-7907 Bay, $425/mo (787)538-1366
IMMACULATE KINGS BAY Real Estate
2/2 home for 1 yr lease. II E a
Spotless kitch, W/D, Ig. screen
porch., community
amenities, $1200/mo. Call I_ _____
Scott McVay 615-613-3090
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br., ness Places-1005
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last, Commercial
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry Property Sale 1010
772-216-1461 Condos/
New Home, 3BR/2BA carport, Townhouises Sale 1015
$1100 mo. Lawrence Asso- Farma Sale 1020
dciates, 1-800-543-2495. Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
OKEE 3/2, Large new House, Investment
Bring pets! Large yard, bring Property Sale 1035
toys, $1195. mo. + 1st, last& Land Sale 1040
sec. dep. Call 561-723-2226 Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, 1500sq ft Out of State -
$1000/mo + $1000/sec, Property Sale 1055
509 NW 20th Lane. Call for Property Inspection 1060
Sinfo (863)697-1174, RealEstate Wanted1065
(888)655-9545 or email: Resort Property -
Sploonzalezjrcgmail.com Sale 1070
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, 2 car, Warehouse Space 1075
CA&H, BHR, boat hse, No Waterfront Property 1080
pets, $1300/mo
(561)324-8509
'OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, CBS
on water w/lake access.
*$1200/mo + uil with $1800 BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
sec dep. 2ba dbl wide on lake, new
2br, 1 ba house in Cit metal roof, new carpet
$800/mo + until. with $1200 throughout, 18ft above ground
sec dep. pool, Fla room & screen room
(863)634-9119 w/jacuzzi, boat house w/lift,
Ofencedirrrwarrl fullrnrrinklcr


OKEECHOBEE, (2) 6 acre par-
cels. Hwy 441 & 98, monthly
rent $600/parcel. Barn, Ponds,
Wellwtr,Fenced.561-236-8708


system. Asking $155,000
(863)763-1673
Possible Owner Financing
Okeechobee, 3br, 2ba, located
in Spot in the Sun. 1.25 acres.
$120,000 (863)634-9292


I Houses Sale


I Houses Sale


Recreation

II .


OKEE: 3 BR, 1 BA, Frame
w/Metal Roof, 60x210 Ft. lot.
Hardwood firs. Possible rent to
own. $117,000. Owner/Agent
Call Charles (863)634-0584
bullwad@aol.com
OKEE. BASSWOOD New spa-
cious 4br, 2ba, Extra family
room, New shed & pool.
$239,900.863-763-6143
OKEE. ESTATES, Immaculate
3br/2ba CBS New roof Corner
lot Pool F/P Tile/lam, firs, Sell-
er motivated! No commission!
Call Buyowner 877-940-7777
Code #67663 for details.
REDUCED Under Appraisal
3br, 1lba, w/Pool. Remodeled.
Must See Inside $174,000.
863-697-8654



Building lot near 15A
and two lots near
Everglades School.
Owner motivated &
must sell immediately.
Make Offer.
Call Gail Brown
697-0288


S, B ERGER
REAL ESTATE
R.l1lI Y Bapr Li RE BrElii
OKEECHOBEE PARK
1.` iare Fior i.le by Owner
i,39 ',00
,863)16 3331,


LOTS (2) 21 14 a3rr. ,, on V )i
Eiljles. 3i10 St OveHeno-
bee. $29 500 tai.r *i5000
down buljnLi iinrini.d by
owner 1i311 l i,,.er
(951-)98i-48,1 Hr.,iivwood
OKEECHOBEE, Lazy Seven
Area, J) ,acre6 lots,
appraised at $55k each, now
$50k each. (863)357-8229



OKEE., 3br, 1.5ba, New metal
roof. Updated, W/D,
Screened porch, Carport,
$280K (561)346-4692

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


Mobile Homes



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



WATERFRONT, New sea wall,
2br/lba trailer, lake access,
owner financing, $115,000.
(863)357-3639




CEDAR COVE- 3br, 2ba, new
10x20 shed, fenced 1/2 acre
yard, pets ok. $1100/mth.
1st mth& sec. 772-260-8488
FOUR SEASONS- Newer 3/2,
DWMH, screen porch, car-
port, 1st, last & sec., $800
(863)634-8853 or
dave@1stunitedfinancial.net
HIGHWAY 70 East, 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba. Only 8 minutes from town.
$800. mo. + sec. dep. & ref's.
Call (863)655-2454
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700. mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232


An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14 500e rq 863i763-4149
Of 561)-58.-4331
Manufactured Home, 1995
3/2, selling as is, $10,000.
(863)675-0883
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen room, 40' car-
port, 12x12 shed-w/W/D, in
adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $34,000 negotiable
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1 BA,
+ 50x125 Foot Lot.
Excellent condition. $49,900.
Owner/Agent
Call Charles (863)634-0584
bullwad@aol.com
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, $25000 neg.
1(863)763-6912/447-0055
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
MI/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$20K Negot. (305)345-2472


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs3035



ACHILLES 10 Ft., Sport Tender
/ Raft. Wood floor w/soft bot-
tom. Great for diving. $475
w/trailer. (863)357-7529
ALUM. BOAT, 14' 20hp Elec
start motor, trolling motor, all
working, trir w/new tires &
spare $1200 (863)467-0560
ALUMINUM 15FT- w/30 HP
Mariner mot. & trl., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
ALUMINUM 15FT- w/30 HP
Mariner mot. & tri., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
BASS TRACKER '87, 16'6", '92
50hp Mercury Marina, '78 EZ
Loader trailer, runs good.
$2500 (863)467-1401
CHRISCRAFT '81, 28ft., 130hp
Volvo, new trans., trailer &
tires, needs rigging. $2500
neg. (863)675-3775
COBIA 17FT center console,
new paint, bimi top & cover,
fish finder, 70 evinrude & trir
$2500 (863)467-9511
FLAT BOAT 1990: w/1999
Yamaha 115 engine & trailer.
Runs great! $6000 or best of-
fer. (863)673-0013
HOUSEBOAT, 50', heeds some
repair, $3000.
(561)261-0766 for appt. to
see.
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
,trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
(863)357-3163
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, 4 bank charger, bi-
mini top, dbl axle trlr & much
more. Must Sell! $19,500.
NADA value $24,000. Call
(863)634-6134


P/U CAMPER- Sportsman, '02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Frig., A/C,
Sleeps 4 $6500.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534


TRAVEL TRAILER, Springdale
'02, 20', like new, sleeps 4,
freezer/tv, microwave, awning,
$6000 firm. (863)763-5501


CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen endcl., all
extras. Like new, $12K neg
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
HERITAGE, '06, 40' Fifthwheel,
2 br, Fiberglass, W/D, 3
slides. $26,300. Will deliver.
(941)448-7443
NOMAD- '90, 26', Very good
shape. Fully equipped.
$4300. or best- offer.
(863)467-0602


SKI 000D '04, GTX Wakeboard
Edition. $7,000 or best offer.
(863)697-3076



GPS, Cobra 500 Handheld,
hardly used. $125
(863)824-0801
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $100 (863)824-0801
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- for
Johnson or Evinrude,
13.5x22 $110
(270)210-9385



CADILLAC MOTOR 500-
Suitable for air boat. $650.
(863)634-6597
CHEST WADERS, Neoprene,
booted, size 8, still in box,
exc. cond., $60.
(863)763-1997
TRAILER, For Air Boat. Good
condition. $350.
(863)634-6597


HERITAGE SOFT TAIL '99-
$12,000,
FAT BOY 1998 -$10,000
SPORTSMAN TOY HAULER
2005- 32FT, sofa slide, 2
queen beds, partition for
garage, extras, $18,000,
(863)467-4598
HONDA 100 DIRT BIKE '03-
like new, only 60-75 hrs rid-
ing time, $1800
(863)635-2438 after 5pm
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646


SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
blk./chrome, saddle bags,
windshield, shaft drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi, clean,
40+mpg. $4800 negotiable.
863-467-9390


GO CART: Fox, 2 Seater, 5
stroke w/seat belts. $700 or
best offer. (863)946-1031
HONDA 400EX '99, Engine
rebuilt, has custom & stock
plastics & rims, blown head
gasket. $1000
(863)357-1974
SWAMP BUGGY, V6 eng., 3/4
ton running gear, brand new
tractor tires, $3500.
(863)673-4505
YAMAHA 600 '93, Only 317
miles, great condition.
$1100(863)673-6333
YAMAHA RAPTOR 350 2004,
After market add on's. 2 extra
tires w/rims. $3100 or best of-
fer. (863)983-5984
YAMAHA WAVERUNNER, '93,
with trailer, $1200
(863)467-5299


A/C, 15,000 btu, used 6
months. $100 (863)467-6868
CAR TOW DOLLY, Good con-
dition. $500.863-467-4860

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 406-5
Vans 4070



BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-
only made 1 year, $1200 or
best offer (863)763-2890
CADILLAC DEVILLE- '90, No
Rust. Must see to appreciate.
Dependable & Runs great.
$2200 (863)357-7529 aft 6p


Community Events


Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star will host an all-
you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. The event is open to the public. Breakfast will,
be served from 8 until 1llarm. The menu includes homemade biscuits
and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, grits, bacon
and sausage, fruit, coffee annd orange luice. For information and the sug-
gested donation, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

Employment for seniors available
AARP senior employment personnel will take applications for
employment at the One Stop Career Center in Okeechobee, 209 S.W
Park St., between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Applicants must be 55 years of age and have low income. Please bring a
Florida picture I.D., proof of income and a social security card. For infor-
mation, call Leon Ruttenberg at (772) 462-6163.

Shared Services panel to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County,
School board, 700 S.W Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and share informa-
tion regarding services for children and their families. The guesi speaker
will be Shawna Mackin, from DCF's Medicaid Children's Program Please
bring new books, puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy children
in Okeechobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's House for their
Christmas distribution. The meeting is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee Main
Street's second annual Christmas \\indom LDecorating Contest. Win-
-dows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's annual lighting
ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 following the Christmas
'Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque for the year to display as
*being the Christmas window decorating winner. For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street executive director Lydia Jean Williams at (863)
357-MAIN.


R.O.A.D. group plans meeting
The Retcovering Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) executive
meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., at 1 p.m. This meeting will be followed
by the R.O.AD. meeting. Forinformation, contact Jim Vensel at (863)
357-4177. ,

Winter Jam for students planned
A Winter Jam outdoor concert for students in grades nine through
12 only will be held Friday, Dec 1., from 6 until 10 p.m. in the parking
lot at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. There will be live music and a
"Fear Factor" contest. The event will be chaperoned and there will be a
special speaker.: For information, go to www.splintpro.com; or, .call
Steve at (863) 634-4151, or Sam at (863) 634-8980. Contest entry forms
are also available at Beef O'Brady's.

Library hosts Cracker storyteller
On Friday, Dec. 1, Judge Nelson Bailey will present a Florida Crack-
er history program entitled "Cow Hunters, Cow Whips and Cur Dogs"
at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Come
learn about 500 fascinating years in Florida's history as seen through
the story of the horse and cow in Florida. This program is sponsored
by the Florida Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.

Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and will take place on
Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Many beauti-
ful homes have been scheduled for the tour but there is always room
for one more. For information, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.

BHRFD hosting spaghetti dinner
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Volunteer Fire Department, 678 S.R. 78
W, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Dec. 2,
from 11 a rn. until 3, p.m. for a $5 donation. The menu will include
spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and coffee. Proceeds will be used for
training and equipment.


Bike ride benefits mission
The Old Men Riders Club is having a 125-mile bike ride around the
lake on Dec. 2 and is asking businesses, churches and individuals to
sponsor each participating bike. All bikes are welcome. The money
raised will benefit Big Iake Missions Outreach, a non-profit mission. Rid-
ers will meet at the Brahman Theatre parking lot, 1500 S. Parrott Ave., at 8
a.m. For informatiori, call Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841 or Larry
Tackett (863) 357-1780.

BHR church planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold their annu-
al bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
There will be variety of homemade crafts and baked goods. Soup, sand-
wiches and drinks will be available. For information, call (863) 357-6500.

Local club plans fashion show
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter #128 will host their 10th annual
fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club, 1855 S.W 53rd. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be
served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to be modeled will be furnished by local
shop owners. There will be a Tea Cup Auction and prize give-aways. Tick-
ets are now available. For information or tickets contact Margaret C.
Smith at (863) 467-8020 or (863) 634-1487; or, Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087.

Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enactment, will
take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway Rd. in Fort Pierce
on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The camps will be open Saturday
from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are battles throughout the day with the
main battle at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the camps will be open from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. with the battle at 1 p.m. Fees are adults, $3; Children, $1; under age
6, free. Parking is $1. All proceeds benefit the Saint Lucie County Sheriff's
Explorer Post 400. The event is hosted by 8th Florida Company C, 75th
Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. For information and admission fees
call Anita Errico-Smith at (772) 465-7608, or civilwargal@cs.com; and
Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or Greyriderl863@aol.com.


Line Dancing
Line dancing was one of the activities available to Yearling Middle School students at
Bonus Bill Activity Day held at the school on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Students earn Bonus
Bills for doing good things at school. They used these Bonus Bills to participate in such
activities as flag football, dodgeball, board games, Jeopardy and dancing.



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CHEVY CAVALIER WAGON -
'92, needs work. $200.
(863)467-4864.
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
HONDA ACCORD, '93, new
tires, needs work, $500.
(863)675-2844
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1800.
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
runs good, $900.
(863)801-1398
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC, straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer
(863)634-7598
SATURN, '96, new battery &
engine 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2500 or best
offer. (863)697-3300
TOYOTA COROLLA- '92, runs
good, $1400.
(863)763-7475
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900, Or best offer.
(863)634-4518


BUICK RIVIERA- '85, Collec-
tors car. 39K mi., $3500. Or
best offer 863-763-1883 or
863-447-1561



BUGGY PARTS, 4.3 & 3.8
Trans. & transfers, 1 ton
rear, 4-16.9x30 tires, rims
etc. (239)872-8504


GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695.863-675-1472


BUGGY TIRES (4), Military
tread on Jeep wheels. $100
(863)467-9288
DANA 70 RUNNING GEAR-
with 4.88 gears, $1100
863)824-0505 or
863)697-1984
MAGS, (4), off of 1989 Chevy
Iroc, $150. (863)763-8437
RIMS & TIRES (4), 16x8 rims,
285/75/16 Firestone Desti-
nation MT, call for details.
$200 (561)261-6421
RIMS & TIRES (4), 20", fits 5
lug vehicle, less than 2k on
tires. $1500 (863)357-1576
or (863)634-7210


Tires, Interco Swamper
TRXUS MIT, 285/75/16, fits
stk. full sz. truck/Jeep/SUV,
$200 firm. (863)227-4302
TRANSMISSION- rebuilt
4L60E, $400 or best offer
(863)467-8856
WINDOW: Rear, For Chevy
Cavalier 2003, Tinted. Excel-
lent condition. $95 Call
8am-5pm (863)467-2511


CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Ap-
prox. 59"x 75", Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)675-2852
CHEVY-1 Ton, '95 reading
utility body, blows cold, new
paint, runs and drives good
$3995 (863)634-6624
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $22K. Must See!
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FORD- '93, 4.3L, dependable,
runs good, brand new tires,
$1500 (863)634-8823
FORD BRONCO II '88- Good
body, Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $300.
(863)467-4994
FORD F150, 1993 300 en-
ine, 5 spd., runs good,
2,300/best offer. Call
863-467-2687.
FORD F250, 1984 -'Runs
good, no bed, set up for
goose neck, $900/best offer.
Call 863-467-2687.
GMC DUMP TRUCK, old, hy-
draulics good, good parts,
$500. (863)675-2844


JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LA-
REDO- '98, Silver, Exc.
cond., V-6, All pwr, Cruise,
AM/FM CD, A/C, 128K, Well
maint. $5,500.00
863-763-3191/697-6680.
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mIs, like new cond.,
$21,200. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee


PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, '95
All pwr., A/C, Seats 5,159K
mi., Well maint. $2500.
863-763-3191/697-6680





20 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, November 18, 2006


ALL ABO








2006 DODGE RAM 1500
* Available 5.7L HEMI V8 with fuel-saving MDS technology)
* Best-in-class interior room Available 345 horsepower and 375 ib-ft of torque


UTrTHE


OR FOR 60
FINANCING MONTHS'3
FOR WELL-QUALIFED BUYERS
OR -
57,OO CCombined
U 950 J V Cash Allowance"
When invoiced to dealer prior to 4/1/06.
When financed through Chrysler Financial


2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
* Exclusive Stow 'N Go seating and storage system
* Five-star government crash test rating The most awarded minivan(5)

OAR FOR 60
FINANCING MONTHS('3
FOR WELL-QUALIFIED BUYERS
OR-
Combined
SJ9 J Cash Allowance"
When invoiced to dealer prior to 4/1/06.
When financed through Chrysler Financial


2006 DODGE DURANGO
* Available 5.7L HEMI V8 with fuel-saving MDS technology16)
* Best-in-class interior room Five-star government frontal crash test rating

OAPR FOR 60
FINANCING MONTHS(3.
FOR WELL-QUALIFIED BUYERS
OR -
S7,000 Combined
Po000 Cash Allowancer
When invoiced to dealer prior to 4/1/06.
When financed through Chrysler Financial


2006 DODGE CHARGER RT


* Best-in-class available torque and horsepower(7)
" Available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with Fuel-Saving MDS(e)
* Five-star government frontal crash test rating

3 000 Combined
U P$,3!900 Cash Allowance"
When invoiced to dealer prior to 4/1/06.


SIMOEYA
-LARNC


HURRY, OFFERS END NOVEMBER 30T


BiUKLE'UP DODGE.COM
(1) 15 city / 19 hwy. EPA est. MPG (2) 0% APR financing for 60 months=$16.67 per month per $1,000 financed for very well-qualified buyers with 10% down through Chrysler Financial. Not all
buyers will qualify. (3) $1000-7000 cash allowance depending on model. Excludes SRT model. (4) Based on Major Automotive Awards. (5) EPA est. 14 city to 20 highway varies depending on
model. Results depend on driving habits & Conditions. (6) Based on 2006 Wards segmentation. (7) 17 city, 25 highway, EPA est. mpg with MDS. results depend on driving habits and conditions.




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