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Area grid standout
found dead in home
TAMPA --Andre Waters,
formerly of Belle Glade and a
defensive back who spent
most of his 12 seasons in the
NFL with the Philadelphia
Eagles, was found dead of a
self-inflicted gunshot wound
early Monday, the medical
examiner's office said. He
was 44.
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Two win in
bass tourney
Ryan Edwards and Nathan
Halliday took first place hon-
ors in the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. bass tourna-
ment held Saturday morning
at Okee-Taritie Marina:
Edwards, age 11, compet-
ed in the 11-14 year old divi-
sion of the tournament for
the first time and proved that
he could catch fish pulling in
the highest weight (9.1 lbs)
from both age groups. He
also hooked a 4.55 lb. beauty
that landed him big fish hon-
ors in his age group. It was
also the largest fish brought
to the scale in the entire tour-
Dusty Hall finished in sec-
ond place in the 11-14 year
old division with 5.95 lbs. of
Okeechobee largemouths.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 600
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels
12.39 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.86 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Comics ............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .......... 9
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out.......... 4
Sports ............. 5
TV ...............10
Weather ........... 2
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Gatlyn Gedo (left) and his friend Jerry Stalans (right) werd'joined by Gatlyn's uncle,.,,
Robert Weeks at the Central Elementary School kindergarten Thanksgiving celebration
Monday morning. The kindergarten classes at Central were treated to a full Thanksgiv-
ing dinner compliments of U-Save and students' family members.

County will

hold hearing

on new edict

BOCC to hold public
hearing on sexual
offenders' ordinance
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
One of the first items on
today's agenda for the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners will be a public
hearing on an ordinance regard-
ing sexual offenders.
Retired Judge William
Hendry will swear in newly-
elected commissioners Marvin
Wherrell and Noel Chandler
when the commissioners meet

at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in
their chamber in the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse.
Following this, the board will
elect a chairman, set meeting
days, time and place and
appoint commissioners to vari-
ous boards and councils.
The commissioners will then
conduct the second of two
required public hearings on the
sexual offender ordinance.
At the conclusion of the hear-
ing, the board will have four
One option would be to
adopt the ordinance as it is cur-
rently drafted.
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feathered head dresses to celebrate the first Thanksgiving feast. The children were
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Giving thanks
Aljare Piquoin gave thanks before diving into the annual
kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast at Central Elementary
School. The dinner which consisted of traditional turkey,
mashed potatoes, stuffing and all the trimmings was
donated to the kindergarten classes by U-Save and fami-
lies of the students. Family members volunteered to serve
the meal to the kindergarten students and their teachers.

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OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced there will be
no garbage pickup on Thursday, Nov. 23 -Thanksgiving Day.
If your normal pick up day is Thursday, your garbage will be picked
up Friday, Nov. 24. Friday's pickup will then be done on Saturday, Nov. 25.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and recy-
Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced that
the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting will be
held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the Okeechobee County
Commission chambers at 304 N.W Second St.
Requests to be included on the agenda for the meeting should be
sent to Sen. Alexander's office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative session
will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form in order to
appear before the delegation for consideration, and must be accompa-
nied by a resolution from the local government supporting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delegation
on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation
hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at
(863) 386-6016
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to to emer-
gency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for the
name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related con-
cerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program (GRH)
designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy families
and individuals in buying existing or building new homes in rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obliga-
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and information
about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
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Another option would be to
exclude the dispersion provision.
This provision prevents two or
more sexual offenders from living
in the same house unless they are
related by blood or marriage.
According to county attorney John
Cassels, this provision is the one
most likely to be challenged in
Another option would be to add
playgrounds and bus stops to the
provision which prevents sexual
offenders from living with 2,500
feet of schools, parks and child
care facilities.
The fourth alternative would be

to decline to take action and direct
further hearings or modifications
to the proposed ordinance.
This ordinance came about at
the behest of residents of Dixie
Ranch Acres when they learned
that registered sexual offenders
were living in a rented home at
7272 N.W 81st Court. The home is
being rented by Matthew 25 Min-
istries which offers counseling and
other programs to help convicted
sexual offenders.
At one point there were three
offenders living in the neighbor-
hood where there are an estimated
16 youngsters. However, one of the
offenders, Robert Robedeau,
allegedly removed his GPS device
and fled the area on Friday, Oct. 13.
Robedeau, 25, was arrested
Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Conti-

nental Inn Motel in Kissimmee.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
proclaim the month of
November to be National Hos-
pice/Palliative Care Month in Okee-
chobee County;
purchase 10 user licenses
from CRW Associates for planning
and development;
purchase a new telephone
system for the county annex;
lease additional office space
for county departments on N.W.
Sixth Street;
execute a grant agreement
with FEMA;
in connection with the above
item, to transfer $93,637 from the
Landfill Trust Reserve to road
maintenance for the county's por-
tion of the match;

receive a conceptual plan for
the courthouse park from Devin
Maxwell representing Okeechobee
Main Street;
discuss support of the Main
Street Mural and Visual Arts Pro-
recognize Benita Whalen of
South Florida Water Management
District to present checks for Alter-
nate Water Supply Grants; and,
convene an executive session
to discuss labor negations with the
International Union of Operating
Engineers and International Asso-
ciation of Firefighters.
At 2 p.m., the commissioners
are scheduled to conduct a work-
shop concerning impact fees for

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Arrest Log

The following individuals
-'were arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
'Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conservation
"Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections

Lillias Lehinor Major, 43,
U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 17 by the OCPD on
a warrant charging him with fail-
ure to appear uttering a forged
instrument. He is being held
without bond on that charge. He
was later arrested by Deputy P.
Massung on Okeechobee County
warrants charging him with for-
gery of a bank check ($5,000
bond), failure to appear posses-

sion of cocaine (no bond) and
two counts of failure to appear -
uttering a forged instrument. He
is being held without bond on
those two charges also.
Eduardo Salvador Trejo, 27,
N.S. 38th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy
Arlene Durbin on a felony charge
of aggravated stalking, and mis-
demeanor charges of driving
while license suspended and vio-

nation of domestic injunction. His
bond on the driving while license
suspended charge is $2,500. He is
being held without bond on the
remaining charges.
Pamela Chantal Gunsolus,
20, S.E. 132nd Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy
Lieutenant Lester Yeates on a
felony charge of unauthorized
possession or other unlawful act
with a driver's license, and a mis-


Jean E. (France)
Jean E. "Jody, Jeado, Jo"
(France) McMunn, age 81, of
Pickerington, Ohio, formerly of
Okeechobee, Buckhead Ridge,
'died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at
the home of her daughter, Deb-
bie and son-in-law Bill, with
whom she made her home for
the past two years, after a long,
courageous battle with cancer.
Born Dec. 17, 1924, in Colum-
bus, Ohio, to the late Ralph H.
and Mary L. (Bauman) France,
she was a graduate of Ohio State
School of Cosmetology. She was
the first dispatcher for the Picker-
ington Police Dept., where her
late husband of 52 years, Jack
McMunn, was first Chief of
Mrs. McMunn operated and
owned Jody's Beauty Shop at
her residence in Pickerington,
Ohio, for many years; worked
.for North American in Colum-
bus, Ohio, and for Senior Ser-
vices in Buckhead Ridge for
many years until her move back
to Pickerington, Ohio. She was a
,member of Saint Theresa of the
Child Jesus, Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge, where she was
Eucharistic Minister and V.P. of
the ladies' church; she and her
husband Jack were involved in
bringing Saint Theresa to Buck-
head Ridge. Previous member of
Saint Pius X in Reynoldsburg,
Ohio, with most recent years
-member of Seton Parish, Picker-
ington, Ohio. Member of Buck-
-head Ridge Fire Dept. for 27

years; also Pickering Fire Dept.
Auxiliary for many years, serving
on the board of both organiza-
tions, most recently vice presi-
dent of the auxiliary in BHR. She
was a charter member of WOTM
(Moose) #2417 in BHR, where
she was past chaplain and guide.
Memberships include BHR
Homeowners Assoc., VFW
#9528 BHR, DAV Auxiliary, Air
Force Auxiliary Association, and
Glades County Citizens Patrol.
In addition to her husband
and parents, she was preceded
in death by sisters, Loretta
(Web) Schirtzinger and Margaret
She is survived by son, Jay
(Jeannie) McMunn, of Moscow,
Idaho; daughter, Debbie (Bill)
Belleau of Pickerington, Ohio;
grandsons, Jack (Lexi) Nash of
Okeechobee, Tony (Anna
Wuerth) Belleau of Columbus,
Ohio, Jason (Myrna) McMunn of
Dallas, Texas; and, was looking
forward to her first great-grand-
child, due in June 2007; and,
many nieces, nephews and
The funeral service will be
held at Dwayne R. Spence Funer-
al Home, 550 Hill Road N. (S.R.
256) Pickerington, Ohio at 10
a.m., Tuesday with the Reverend
Mr. Hector Raymond officiating.
Interment will be at Violet
Friends who wish may con-
tribute to Columbus Oncology,
810 Jasonway Ave., Columbus,
Ohio 43214 in her memory, with
thanks to all the staff, and special
thanks to Dr. Andrew Grainger.
Online condolences may be

offered at www.spencefuneral-

Ignacio Baez Carreon
Ignacio Baez Carreon, age 68,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
Nov. 18, 2006, at Raulerson Hos-
pital. Mr. Carreon was born Jan.
2, 1938, in Ciudad Tula, Tamauli-
pas, Mexico, and has been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past
26 years.
He is survived by his signifi-
cant other, Dolores Lara of Okee-
chobee; six children; and, other
family members and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 until
7 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 21,
2006, at the Buxton Funeral
Home. Graveside services will
be at 10 a.m., on Wednesday,
Nov. 22, 2006, at Evergreen
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-

Carl Eugene Kelley
Carl "Gene" Eugene Kelley,
age 84, of Okeechobee, died Fri-
day, Nov. 17, 2006, at Raulerson
Born Oct. 4, 1922, in Girard,
Kan., he has been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 19
years. He proudly served in
WWII with the United States
Navy as a tail gunner, enjoyed
fishing, and singing and playing
music with many of the local
bands in Okeechobee. He was
also involved with the Moose

Lodge 2417 of Buckhead Ridge
and the VFW.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 50 years, Jeanne Kelley of
Okeechobee; son, Grey Kelley of
Portland, Ore.; and, daughter,
Sandra L. (Daniel) Abbananto of
Davie. In addition he is survived
by brothers, Arthur (Irene) Kel-
ley of Hermiston, Ore., and Jack
(Vicki) Kelley of Pendleton, Ore.;
grandson, Kevin Abbananto;
and, granddaughter, Jamie
Abbananto, both of Davie.
The family has decided not to
hold any services at this time.
. All, local arrangements, are
under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 110 N.E. Fifth Street,

demeanor charge of possession
of alcohol by a person under 21.
Her bond was set at $1,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

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to our young people today. We
read of sit-ins, demonstrations,
walk-outs, and many other forms
of revolt and rebellion. "We fight
for our ideals," they say. It is a
noble thing to have ideals. But, if
in our haste to obtain our own
rights, we overlap and take away
the rights of others, we can easily
be tearing 'down, rather than
building up. We all have dreams
and ideals, and they were not eas-
ily obtained. Usually when we
destroy these ideals and dreams,
we end up breaking our own
hearts. Thought To Remember:
Only your attitude builds your
dreams and ideals. Only you can
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Speak Out

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would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
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ing e-mail to You can also mail submis-
sions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
ROADS: I would like to know if the Glades County commissioners are
going to stop these on the loop that have these fifth wheels running back
and forth. They say they are not running a business out of their home but
they have all this heavy equipment. Our road was just paved and it will
not last five years the way they run it. I'd like to find out if the county com-
mission will do anything about it. (Editor's Note: Since we don't cover
Glades County issues such as this, we suggest you call the Glades County
Board of County Commissioners at (863) 946-6002.)

POINTS: This is reference to Saturday, Nov. 8, Speak Out column.
There were many good points that were brought up by each individual
that called in. However, I too have some points that I would like to bring
out. I do agree that each individual has rights and no one deserves any
sort of harassment. However, I also agree with the person who said that
all people get harassed at some point in their lives. I disagree in part with
the person who said that the New Testament is all about tolerance and
forgiveness. Nowhere is there any tolerance for sin in the Bible. Forgive-
ness is what Jesus gave to those who confessed and repented for their
sins. I don't see that happening here. I'm not going to agree to tolerance
of any person's sins, not even my own. The Bible clearly states that we
are born with free will and it is our individual choice to accept or deny
Christ. As Christians, we are to teach. We are not to force, for then it is not
genuine love. Upon their last breath, each person will see the glory of our
awesome God. Whether they remain with God or go to hell will be decid-
ed by God and not by any man.

NO BENEFIT: This is in response to the letter to the editor by Mr. Gene
Gorham. I'd like to respond to your comment "shame on you" to the
people who didn't vote because we have the right to vote in this country
and our soldiers have died for that right. We also have a right not to vote
in this country, sir. If we feel that neither party is going to benefit this
country, we have a right not to vote, too. So I say shame on you for violat-
ing my right not to vote by saying we should have to vote. We shouldn't.
We don't have to do anything in this country but die and pay taxes and
that's it. But if I don't agree with either side then I'm just not going to vote
and that's that.

CHOICES: It would seem that the predominant motive behind most
of the controversy in town over the gay club at the high school is toler-
ance. That makes me happy. We should all be more tolerant. That is
something I work on personally every day. I think how sad and tragic it
must be to feel like an alien in your own body, to only be attracted to
members of the same sex or to suffer the confusion of being attracted to
both sexes. You want to be free to practice the lifestyle you choose, but is
it your right? Most times, someone's wrongs trample all over others'
rights. If your lifestyle causes you or someone else pain, it is not your right
to continue that behavior. It is your responsibility to examine that behav-
ior and correct it. Homosexuality is nothing new. It's the same old wrong
it's always been. The same God that created you has condemned all
immoral behaviors, and there will be an eternal consequence for those
selfish behaviors. Choose life not rebellion, not hatred, not intolerance.
Choose the God who knows everything about you and loves you any-
way. He is waiting foryou.

THE BOSS: The school and the school board have the right to permit
or forbid anything that goes on in the school. They are the boss in this
issue. Where does it say that the school board or any of its members have
to bow down to students?

INSIGHT: I had a really insightful conversation with some kids that
attend the high school. All these kids are on various committees and out-
:ii hiding students. They seem to be very fair and honest and understand
the nature of all sides. They were all in agreement that the one individual
who wants this club is doing it for attention. I was also told that there are
not 60 members who want to be in this club the actual number is
around 14. They explained to me that the principal has done everything
in her power to meet the students halfway and to try and resolve this in a
positive manner. The students that I spoke with are very much in favor of
a resolution and are students that are known for trying to help resolve
issues within the school.

CHARITY: As we quickly approach this Holiday Season, please
remember to find room in your heart to consider those less fortunate
than us and give to a charity of your choice to brighten someone's day.
Remember in life to pay it forward.

HELP: I raised all my kids to give back. Three of my sons are in the
service. My young daughter helps in the community. We always pur-
chase presents to give to organizations for Christmas. After the holidays,
when the kids were younger, I had them go through all their clothes and
toys that they no longer use and give to the shelter for battered women so
that in this trying time the kids would have some toys to play with during
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Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. 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 wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
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 pro-
ceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast.
For information, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
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 member is welcome. For information, contact
Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Par-
rott Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring
many Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact
Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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 Fel-
lowship 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.

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 F6 until 7.p.m. with ShirleanGraham as the facili-.
tator. For iiit-. rratilln. cal! .I r,; 763-2893.} ...
A.A. rr. eenlig ihorAn unhil, 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W'Sixth St.It will be a closed discussion.'

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation 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 wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or
Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletch-
er at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or
Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian 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. Representa-
tives will be available from 9 a.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 Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social

workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held
at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
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 attend-
ing is welcome. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863)
Okeechobee .Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held
every Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3.
Any questions and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean
Williams, Executive Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.

Community Events

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 Auxil-
iary 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.

Ministry plans Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will hold their 20th free com-
munity 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 looking for
monetary donations to purchase 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 vol-
unteers to serve and do deliveries on Thanksgiving Day. For infor-
mation, or if you need a dinner delivered to your home, call Bon-
nie at (863) 763-5803.

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 pub-
lic. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. The menu
includes homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs,
hash brown casserole, grits, bacon and sausage, fruit, coffee and
orange juice. For information and the suggested donation, con-
tact 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 Tues-
day, 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 information, 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 Tuesday, 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 information regarding services for
children and their families. The guest speaker will be Shawna
Mackin, from DCF's Medicaid Children's Program. Please bring
new books, puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy chil-
dren in Okeechobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's House
for their Christmas distribution. The meeting is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
,Windoiw decorating contest planned ...
All local businesses are invited to 'participate in Okeechobee'
Main Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Con-
test. Windows 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 Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) execu-
tive 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.A.D. meeting. For information, con-
tact 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 chaper-
oned and there will be a special speaker. For information, go to; or, call Steve at (863) 634-4151, or Sam at
(863) 634-8980. Contest entry forms are also available at Beef
Library hosts Cracker storyteller
On Friday, Dec. 1, Judge Nelson Bailey will present a Florida
Cracker 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 his-
tory 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 beautiful 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.m. 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 Lake Missions Out-
reach, a non-profit mission. Riders will meet at the Brahman

Theatre parking lot, 1500 S. Parrott Ave., at 8 a.m. For informa-
tion, call Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841 or Larry Tackett
(863) 357-1780.

Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee 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 sponsored by the
ladies of the church, and proceeds will go to toward missionary
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
information, call (863) 357-6500.

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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Janice Floyd
Ryan Edwards, age 11, took first place in the 11-14 year old divi-
sion of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament with 9.1 Nathan Halliday led the 15-18 year old division of the month-
Ibs. He also pulled in a 4.55 lb. beauty to take big fish honors in ly Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament. He brought
his division. The bass was the largest fish caught in the entire 1.8 lbs. to the scale for the win. His 1.8 lb. bass also took big
tourney held on Saturday morning at the Okee-Tantie Marina. fish honors in the division.

Two capture first place honors in teen tourney

By LomaJablonski
Okeechobee News.
Ryan Edwards and Nathan Halli-
,day took first place honors in the Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tourna-
ment held Saturday morning at
Okee-Tantie Marina.
Edwards, age 11, competed in.
the 11-14 year old division, of the"
tournament for the first time and
proved that he could catch fish
pulling in the highest weight (9.1
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Adams. (11) John Mooretand (17)

hooked a 4.55 lb. beauty that landed
him big fish honors in his age group.
It was also the largest fish brought to
the scale in the entire tourney.
Dusty Hall finished in second
place in the 11-14 year old division
with 5.95 lbs. of Okeechobee large-
The anglers in the 15-18 year old
division had :a close race with
Nathan Halliday taking first place
honors for his 1.8 lbs. bass. It was
the biggest fish caught in the older

Mike Eagle came in second in
the older division with 1.6 lbs.
Teen Angler veteran Mike Eagle
finished in second place in the 15-
18 year old division with 1.6 lbs.
Danny Cottone narrowly
missed second place with 1.55 lbs.
of fish. When the weights are con-
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of second place by Jess than I
This tournament was the first
Big "0'" tourney for April Floyd. She
has been impatiently waiting to try

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Nov. 15: First place-Ron Hetling.
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Last place-Vinnie Malone. Closest
to pinr-(2) Joyce Huffman, 1.8)
Joyce Huffman, (11) Ben Burde-
shaw and (17) Frank Knoble. Ben
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her hand fishing against the older
teen anglers. Now that she is old
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in a 1.05 lb. fish in her first official
Big "0" tourney while fishing with
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ter holiday celebrations are all
about food. Many people find it
difficult to avoid weight gain dur-
ing the holidays.
Some tips to help maintain a
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rich holiday treats:
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ping meals does not help you
lose weight or prevent weight
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snacks throughout the day.
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for holiday festivities, many peo-
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everything that is served. Sliced
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calorie, healthy and satisfying
Indulge a little. Take a small
serving of your favorites, even if
they are "forbidden foods" the
rest of the year. This can help
you avoid binges later.
Drink water. Sometimes
when you think you are hungry,
you are actually thirsty. Before
you eat anything, drink a glass of
water. This will help you stay full
and eat less. The water also helps
flush toxins out of your system
and keeps your tissues hydrated.
Just because the weather has
turned cooler does not mean you
can stop drinking water.
At a party, don't stand near
the buffet. Take a small portion
and your plate and distance your
self from the food so you won't
be tempted to keep snacking.

*. Get enough sleep. When holic beverages. If you do drink,
you are overtired, you are more you might want to sip some red
likely to overeat. wine, which contains powerful
If you are cooking, consider antioxidants. That way at least
offering low fat alternatives to you get some nutritional benefit
some dishes, in consideration of from the beverage.
family members who are on Before making any change to
restricted diets. Last Thanksgiv- your diet or exercise plan, con-
ing, I made dressing for a holiday sultyour detor. This is especially
buffet. For one casserole, I fol- suit your doctor. This is especially
lowed my mother's recipe (as important if you are on any pre-
demanded by family members scription medications. Some
who love this recipe), which calls drugs interact badly with foods
for sauteing onions and celery in that would otherwise be consid-
butter. For the second casserole, I ered "healthy."
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The office In observance of Thanksgiving, November 23rd, cus-
Will Be Closed tomers whose garbage is picked up on Thursday will
Nov.23rd be picked up on Friday. Friday's pickups will
be done on Saturday, November 25th.

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 17,
through Thursday, Nov. 23, are as
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
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Santa Claus 3
The Escape"(G) Showtimes: Fri-
day 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, 7and 9 p.m.
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 22:
"Deck the Halls" (PG) Show-
times: Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24 matinee at 2
and 4:15 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-


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 nol
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-
tidents. Permanent and part-time
,volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other rnon-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
children by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week
on Monday, Wednesday.and Fri-
day, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and
on Saturday from 5:30 uniii 7:30
p.m. :
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post l-.4, 501
S.E. Second St has used handi-
capped equipment such as
walkers, portable toilets, cr ulch-
es, canes, etc. Anyone requiring
the use of:such equipment is
welcome 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
ve:.rans. Call the Post at (863)
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning, afternoon, and
evening shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby

desk at Raulerson Hospital for a
Volunteer Application. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) began in
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels,
old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, gardening utensils,
bleach and laundry detergent.
Anyone wishing to donate any of
the above items is asked to call
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Happy Thanksgiving!

KITTENS: 7 wks. old. Black &
White. Very cute! Great for
little kids. Free to good
homes. (863)467-2309
MIXED- 6 wks old, Free To
Good Home! (863)763-1370

PATIO DOORS, (2), 6' wide, 8'
high, good condition.
PUPPIES, 8 weeks old, Golden
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mixed, to good homes.

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

A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Exp'd Cook
Call (863)763-2826


Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
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Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Highlands Counties, has an imme-
diate opening for an Environmental Engineer. Qualified
applicants will possess a BS degree in Environmental Engineer-
ing or Environmental Science and have at least 3 or more years
experience working in an environmental engineering related
field. This person must have good communication/presenta-
tion skills and be comfortable performing both fieldwork and
office analytical analysis. Experience in GIS preferred but not
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid
vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume to rich.hetherton( orfaxto (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V

Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Highlands Counties, has an imme-
diate opening for an Assistant Controller/Financial Analyst.
Qualified applicants will possess a Masters degree in Account-
ing or Finance, have earned CPA/CMA designations plus have
at least 5 years experience working in a financial analysis posi-
tion. Work with a public/private utility preferred but not re-
quired. Applicant must possess good communication and
presentation skills plus have excellent knowledge of Excel and
Power Point applications.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid
vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume to ric.hetherton( or faxto (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V

Brighton Reservation

Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Highlands Counties, has an imme-
diate opening for an Agricultural Business Analyst. Qualified
applicants will possess a MBA degree in Agricultural Market-
ing, Finance or Agricultural Operations Management (AOM)
and/or have 3 to 5 years experience working in new crop-prod-
uct development and/or special projects coordinator. Knowl-
edge of Best Management Practices (BMP) and agriculture
background preferred but not required.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid
vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume todhheheron( or fax to (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V
Excellent communication skills.
Good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred, positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip or
GED. Flexible working hours. Salary
based on experience + fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

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

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Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
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skills. Good leadership skills & positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Exceptional Pay All Benefits
20 year established business.
Send resume to the attention of
Jerry Peavey
2800 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee

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

Must have Class A CDL
Benefits Available
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee

To work with disabled adults.
CDL a plus. Will train.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Stop by: 2825 SW 3rd Terrace
or call 863-467-9644

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
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay, Benefits Pkg,
Vacation, Local Work, DFWP
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
Pier II Resort Hiring!!!!
*Bilingual Head Housekeeper
*Front Desk/Night Auditor
Must Call for Appointment

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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-
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knowledge of Quark and
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techniques and the ability
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resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed4110
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 4200
Services OfFered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

TIRE- New, ST 205/75 R15 C,
Good Year Marathon, $50 or
best offer, (863)385-2924

Bushhog, Rototiller, Road
Leveler, Front End Loader,
Box Blade & Forks.

Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc, 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 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
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Board, Cherry or Mahogany
Wood. Good condition. 70 yrs.
old. $400. (863)467-9402
OR TABLE, Mahogany, 105
yrs. old, pedestal style, old
fashioned crank, 2 leafs,
$1000 neg. (863)234-3470
Apiances 0515

Fnull Tme 115

aul Ti e 'I l

S/ '- Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest lancaste (863) 634-2044

decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.

chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $90

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

twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
chair or scooter. Hardly
used. Good condition. $650.
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.

for outdoors, 2 lighted rein-
deer & 1 lighted sleigh, $75.
side & animated Santa &
Mrs. Claus, $100.
CONDENSER, 3 ton, for split
unit CAH, approx. 8 yrs. old,
works great, $400 or best
offer. (863)763-7758
Hollow body, Classic, $450
PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
crophones. $1500
SHELVES- 2, Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, adjustable,
$100. or will separate
Like new, extra large. 4 burner
+ side burner. $150

Kawaii, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
BASS- Stand, Gig bag and
Electric hook up, $1200
(863)635-5826 (Frostproof)
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316 .
bik. 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.
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$400 (863)357-1576 or

AQUARIUM- 1-90 gal & 1-50
gal. With covers & lights.
Good condition. $150. Will
separate. (863)675-2759
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle, 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
8wks.,Redfawn/blk mask,
personality, Shots/Vet. Cert
CONURES (4), Mated pair & 2
month old & older baby
w/large cage & small cage.
$500 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
#6000. Like new. $75
old, bik/tan & reds, M/F,
adorable, 1st shots, $350
each (863)946-3857
Don't Miss

This One
1 Female, 2 Males,
Shots & dewormed. $125
Shots up to date, Unable to
care for, loving home only,
Loves Kids, (561)722-3361

PowerShot A40. $60

DRYER, Kenmore, $100
maker, $70. Call
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
WASHER $100 call for more
information (863)675-4675
old, Kenmore, top load,
White. Extra clean cond.
$100. (863)763-1504

BICYCLE, 3 Wheels w/Basket.
Folds for storage. Excellent
condition. $165.

CROWN MOLDING, (36) 16ft.
lengths. Primed & ready to
paint. Half price at $375 for
all. (863)675-2491
Replacement Casement Win-
dows: Andersen: 1) 271/4" 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.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamkss
Ruin Gutlers
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
wide, 75" high. $100
white, for mobile home, with
frame, $385.
Red Oak Rustic
2-4 x 3/4 @$1.25/sf,
also in stock
Stair parts, Treads & Risers.
Mr. Hardwoods

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.

GOBLETS (8), Ruby Red, Hob-
nail base, with clear stem.
$200 (863)763-6507

WEDDING DRESS, brand new,
never worn, sz. 14w, paid
$500, asking $300.

Chieftains 1 & 2. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-1443

COMPUTER DESK, 3'/2' long x
4/2' tall. $40 (863)763-5067
games, Fast, $175
Internet/school/office ready.
Warranty & tech support.
$180 (863)634-0812

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

BED, King size, with mattress.
$150 (863)467-6375
BED, twin, child's, w/slide,
Ikea brand, natural wood,
exc. cond., $50
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $600 (863)763-6507
CHAIRS (2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable, upholstered seats.
Great condition. $25 for both,
will sep. (863)763-1055
COUCH- Queen, Medium blue,
Like new, $100. Okee.
DAYBED: Like new. Only 1
year old. $300.
DESK, dark wood, 3 drawer,
$20. (863)467-1447
DINING SET, Table with 6
chairs. $400 (863)467-6375
DRESSER, 4 Drawer, brown.
$40 (863)763-5067
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
fits a 27" TV, you haul
all white, with insert, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-1447
KITTEN- Male, Dark orange &
white, approx 8 wks old.
$15. (443)262-2740
ple, w/Ottoman, Removable
pads. Good condition. $65.
ROCKER, Old, Wooden: Only
$30. (863)763-9371
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777
SOFA SLEEPER, beige & tan,
new condition, $150.
WATERBED- King size, 4 post,
Solid dark wood, Carved head-
board. Semi flow. Waveless
$100. (863)467-8464
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $600

plete, woods, irons, etc.
Good cond. $125.

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
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope, 1980's, $550
WINCHESTER, Model 12, 12
gauge, scope. $350

WEIGHT BENCH- work your
arms and legs, pd $300 ask-
ing $200 firm
(863)763-4132 Iv msg.


Mitsubishi HD Big Screen,
60", works perfect, w/ 3 pc.
entertainment center, $1300
neg. (863)612-5676

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

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

TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.

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


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
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.

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
BAY MARE- 18 yrs old, $350
mare, Great for barrels &
poles for youth, $400.
FILLY- 5 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
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.
SADDLE- New, 20" Australian,
(Western 18") W/matching
breast plate. $300.
4 yr old pony, 14 hands,
broke to ride, finish her your
way. $700. 239-465-1393
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.

BOX BLADE: 6 Ft., Like new.
$250. (863)763-4982
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
scape rake 5', quick connect,
all 3 pt., $600 will sell separ-
ately. (863)697-9704
Hog, Electric, 18", Model
MM575, Light weight. Easy
to use. Cost $218. Used 2 or
3 times. Will sell for $90.
RIDING MOWER-'01 Murray,
12.5 hp, 40" cut, 5 speed,
runs & cuts great $400 neg
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
42" cut, 19 HP, two cylinder
Briggs, Auto trans, $550

CALF TABLE- very useful for
goats, sheep's, calves shots,
dehorning, hooves, $200

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


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

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
Large 1BR in town, furnished,
no pets, $750/month + 1st,
sec. & utilities. 863-634-0322

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

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


2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry
New Home, 3BR/2BA, carport,
$1100 mo. Lawrence Asso-
ciates, 1-800-543-2495.
OKEE 3/2, Large new House,
Bring pets! Large yard, bring'
toys, $1195. mo. + 1st, last &
sec. dep. Call 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE 3/2, 1500sq ft
$1000/mo + $1000/sec,
509 NW 20th Lane. Call for
info (863)697-1174,
(888)655-9545 or email:
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2, 2 car,
CA&H, BHR, boat hse, No
pets, $1300/mo
ON ESTATE- in Town,
2BR/2BA, W/D, New Appis,
Porch. Unfurn $850/mo.
Furn. $1200/mo., 1st, last &
sec. Non smkg env. Small
pets only. (941)504-3954
dock & deck, Fla. Rm. $1,000
mo. 772-475-6194

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

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.

ROOMMATE: Fully furnished
apartment w/Washer, Dryer,
Microwave, Bed, etc. Kings
Bay, $425/mo (787)538-1366

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Fla room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/lift,
fenced rear yard, full sprinkler
system. Asking $155,000
Possible Owner Financing

DIXIE RANCH: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
on 2 Lots/Great neighborhood.
$185,000. Please contact
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
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, 1ba, w/Pool. Remodeled.
Must See Inside $174,000.

Building lot near 15A
and two lots near
Everglades School.
Owner motivated &
must sell immediately.
Make Offer.
Call Gail Brown
Your Pul ecl am>irm
Philip Y. Berger, Lic. RE Broker
1/2 acre For Sale by Owner

LOTS (2) 1 1/4 acre, on Viking
Estates, 310 St., Okeecho-
bee, $29,500 each $5000
down, balance financed by
owner. Call Roger
(954)981-4871 Hollywood

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

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent '015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

WATERFRONT, New sea wall,
2br/lba trailer, lake access,
owner financing, $115,000.

BHR 2/2 Doublewide
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
FOUR SEASONS- Newer 3/2,
DWMH, screen porch, car-
port, 1st, last & sec., $800
(863)634-8853 or
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.

An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337
MOBILE HOME, lbr, w/d ncd,
12x36, w/10x30 Fla. room,
c/a & heat, 12x24 carport,
new kit., in adult park, low lot
rent, hot tub! Must see!
$15,000 neg. 863-532-9224
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$30,000 neg. 863-357-1784
NL ESTATES, '00 Skyline, Lot
93, lbr/lba, 12x40, carport,
storage room, all appls.
$45,000 firm. (863)946-2483
+50x125 Foot Lot.
Excellent condition. $49,900.
Call Charles (863)634-0584
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, $25000 neg.
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$20K Negot. (305)345-2472

Recreation i

Boats 3005
Campers .'RVs 3OI
Jet Skiis 3015

Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035

ACHILLES 10 Ft., Sport Tender
/ Raft. Wood floor w/soft bot-
tom. Great for diving. $475
w/trailer. (863)357-7529

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HOT TUB, seats 7, you remove
& haul. $100 (863)675-0215
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Find It fast. Sell It soon- DRYER Works great, $20.
er in the classinfieds Call 863-610-1465.

I Houses Sale

Okeechobee News, Tuesday, November 21, 2006

ALUM. BOAT, 14' 20hp Elec
start motor, trolling motor, all
working, trir w/new tires &
spare $1200 (863)467-0560
Mariner mot. & tri., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
Mariner mot. & tri., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
BASS TRACKER '87, 16'6", '92
50hp Mercury Marina, '78 EZ
Loader trailer, runs good.
$2500 (863)467-1401
BASS TRACKER, '89, Tourna-
ment V. Alum., 17', 60hp Evin-
rude, New trailer, Trolling
motor. $3100. (941)815-2909
23', with galvanized trailer,
$500. (863)612-5676
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
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
MOTOR- Evinrude '86, 10 hp.,
long shaft, good condition
$395 (863)610-1126
PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hp tohatsu
motor, tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firm!
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
Shop here flrst!
The classified ads

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

P/U CAMPER- Sportsman, '02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Fdrig., A/C,
Sleeps 4 $6500.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534
SWINGER '83, 31', By Georgie
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires, a/c, 44hrs on generator.
$3800 neg. (863)763-4968

CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen encl., all
extras. Like new, $10K neg
located in LaBelle park good
cond., '84 Cree, 32', must
move $2400 (260)490-6684
NOMAD- '90, 26', Very good
shape. Fully equipped.
$4300. or best offer.

SKI DO '04, GTX Wakeboard
Edition. $7,000 or best offer.

ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
arate. (863)674-0281
Suitable for air boat. $650.
booted, size 8, still in box,
exc. cond., $60.
TRAILER, For Air Boat. Good
condition. $350.

HONDA ELITE 250 '85- Scoot-
er, 6900 miles, stereo, exc
cond., $1350

FAT BOY 1998- $10,000
2005- 32FT, sofa slide, 2
queen beds, partition for
garage, extras, $18,000,
HONDA 2000 XR 70- dirtbike,
exc cond., $1100
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
bik./chrome, saddle bags,
windshield, shaft drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi, clean,
40+ mpg. $4800 negotiable.

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

GO CART: Fox, 2 Seater, 5
stroke w/seat belts. $700 or
best offer. (863)946-1031
GO CART, Scorpion, 2 years
old, from Sears. $1000 Call
Charles (863)697-3097
GO-CART, $400.
HONDA 400EX '99, Engine
rebuilt, has custom & stock
plastics & rims, blown head
gasket. $1000
YAMAHA 600 '93, Only 317
miles, great condition.
After market add on's. 2 extra
tires w/rims. $3100 or best of-
fer. (863)983-5984
with trailer, $1200
Your next job could be in
today's classifieds. Did
you look for it?

A/C, 15,000 btu, used 6
months. $100 (863)467-6868


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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 4065
Vans 4070

CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, runs, $1700
'92, needs work. $200.
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$950 or best offer.
HONDA ACCORD, '93, new
tires, needs work, $500.
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC, straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer
Needs minor repairs. Runs
ood. Very good condition.
1500 neg. (863)634-5289
SATURN, '96, new battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2500 or best
offer. (863)697-3300
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900, Or best offer.

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

I Pb ic No ice

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

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

with 4.88 gears, $1100
863)824-0505 or
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
WINDOW: Rear, For Chevy
Cavalier 2003, Tinted. Excel-
lent condition. $95 Call
8am-5pm (863)467-2511

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, $20K, Must See!
runs good, cold a/c, good
body condition, $800.
FORD- '93, 4.3L, dependable,
runs good, brand new tires,
$1500 (863)634-8823
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $800.
Neg. (863)467-8464
FORD F150, 1993 300 en-
gine, 5 spd., runs good,
2,300/best offer. Call

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Notice Is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries
of the Grove Community District (the ict'),thathe Districts Board
of Supervisors intends to use the uniform method for the levy, collec-
tion and enforcement of non-ad valorem assessments as set forth in
Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for such non-ad valorem assess-
ments as may be levied by the District.
The District's Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on
December 5,2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Indian River Community College,
Dixon Hendry Campus, Room Bill, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the purpose of which Is to consider the
adoption of a Resolution authorizing the District to use the uniform
method for the levy, collection, and enforcement of non-ad valorem
assessments as set forth In Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for
such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District.
Such non-ad valorem assessments will be collected by the tax collec-
The District may impose and levy non-ad valorem assessments with said
assessments being upon some or all of the lands located within the
District's boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments will be
imposed and levied lawfully and may be used for the payment of bond
indebtedness, maintenance and other lawful obligations of the District.
All affected property owners have the right to appear at the Public Hearing
to be heard regarding the District's usae of the uniform method for the
levy, collection and enforcement of non-ad valorem assessments as set
forth in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for such non-ad valorem
assessments as may be levied by the District. All affected property
owners have the right to file written objections with the Districts
Manager, Special District Services, Inc., 2501 Burns Road, Suite A,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 within 20 days of the first publication
of this notice.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at this Public Hearing, such person
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, at their own expense, which record includes the testimony and
evidence on which the appeal is based.
in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing spe-
cial accommodations or an Interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact the District Manager by calling (561) 630-4922 or toll
free (877) 737-4922 at least seven days prior to the date of the pro-

FORD F150 '94 XLT- P/W,
P/S, new tires, runs well,
good body, $2950 neg
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

REDO- '98, Silver, Exc.
cond., V-6, All pwr, Cruise,
AM/FM CD, A/C, 128K, Well
maint. $5,500 neg.

V6, All power, A/C, Seats 5,
159k, Well kept. $2500 neg.





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happy thanksgiving

Publix will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 23.
We will be opera regular store hours or Wednesday.
No'.ember 22 and Friday No.erember 24


Publix Fully Cooked
Turkey Dinner
10 to 12-lb Turkey, Dressing,
Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and
Cranberry Orange Relish.
1-1 '- ) i .

S erves [to 1 eatin'
N W -"Required Before Serving.


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Publix Deli
Iced Tea .. ......
Sweetened or Unsweetened,
Cool and Refreshing, 1-gal bot.

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Del Monte
Fresh Cut m :*-
Canned Vegetables..- : ET ..
Assorted Varieties, 11 to 16-oz can
(Excluding Specialty Varieties,
Savory Sides, and Asparagus.)
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Cream Soup......... 2.00 ...
Assorted Varieties, 10.5 or 10.75-oz can
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Broth............. ..... 4 2 0
Assorted Varieties, .
14-oz can

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Premium Recipe
Brow n'N Serve Rolls.....................................
11-oz pkg.


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Ocean Spray
Cranberry Sauce........................................
Jellied or Whole Berry, 16-oz can.



Evaporated Milk........79
Vitamin D, Fat Free
Vitamins A & D or Lowfat 2%
Vitamins A & D Added, 12-oz can

Sour Cream ....... ... 1.19
Regular, Reduced Fat,
or Fat Free, 16-oz cup

Land 0 Lakes
Sweet Cream Butter... 2A4.00
Salted, Light Salted,
or Unsalted Sweet,
4-sticks, 16-oz box
SAVE UP TO 2.34 ON 2

Cream Cheese.............
Original, 1/3 Less Fat,
or Fat Free, 8-oz box

www. p u m/a d s
Prices effective Thursday,- November 16
through Wednesday, November 22, 2006.
Only in the Following Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River,
Okeechobee and Monroe. Prices not effective at Publix Sabor. Quantity Rights Reserved.




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