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CES has a
busy November
November is a month full
of enrichment activities for the
first grade students.
During this month the stu-
dents will visit U-Save to expe-
rience and learn about the
management of a supermar-
ket.
On Tuesday Nov. 4, the stu-
dents enjoyed Guest Reader
Day. They were read stories
that allowed them to travel
with their imagination.
On Wednesday Nov. 15, all
of the first grade students
enjoyed a delicious Stone
Soup. Based on the story
"Stone Soup" the children
learned how working together
and sharing can make a differ-
ence. The purpose of the
activity was to make a connec-
tion to tle true meaning of
Thanksgiving.
Page 3

Brahman golf team
ends their season
The Okeechobee High
School golf team recently held
its end-of-season awards ban-
quet at Beef O'Brady's.
During the celebration it
was announced that the Peo-
ria Investment Group
(P.I.G.S.) from the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club
had donated $1,200 toward
the purchase of team uniform
shirts, golf towels and visors.
Waldau Junior Golf also
donated $500 to the team to
help with expenses.
Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 602
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.34 feet


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

Index
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Comics . . . . . .9
Community Events . .4
Crossword . . . . .10
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . .11
Weather . . . . . .2
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Sex offender measure passed


With a 4-1 vote,
county passes
strict ordinance

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County now has
an ordinance governing sexual
offenders that is stricter than
many in the nation.
The ordinance was passed by
the Okeechobee County Board of


County Commissioners at their ;- is the most likely to be challenged
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, after inr court, according to county
the second of two lengthy public atiorrme John Cassels.
hearings. The measure passed by The ordinance also prohibits
a 4-1 vote, with commission chair- sexual offenders from living with-
man Ray Domer casting the lone in 2,500 fp.t nf a school, childcare
dissenting vote. facil: L. This provision is
The most controversial provi- mor n across the coun-
sion of the ordinance, the exclu- try a i likely to withstand
sion provision, prohibits two or a cc han the exclusion
more sexual offenders from living prove Mr. Cassels.
together unless they are related by V, if the above provi-
marriage or blood. This provision sion ordinance is punish-
of the ordinance is the least used able of up to $500 or up
provision across the country and to il, or both.
.


Happy Thanksgiving: Serviceman vis


mily


Submitted io OkeecrioDee rNews
The front lawn of the Thacker family home in Treasure Island was decorated last week-
end to welcome home U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Thacker and his fiance
Mandy Stephens from duty in the Persian Gulf.

Local serviceman returns from Gulf


By Loma Jablonski
Ok-eechobee N' s
It %\as a happy da\ lor Mar-
lene Thacker as the urnbo let
touched down in \Vest Palm-i
Beach banging her son, Peltm
Ollicel 2nj Class Pan ick Thack.
er and his lianci Manydv
Stephens, h,hornme frorrm heir sec-
ond to)ur .l duir in the Peisian
Gull
Pet\ Clfficer Trhacker is a
orne-gr:\ .n i : irn ianri, ha<-
ri.g graduated Ironi Olkee-
chtrbee High Sch..rool in 21.112 He
enrili'l:d in the I r lai under
the deleired enir', prograni dur-
A-ng his lunirit \ea in high
school. He left Okeechobee on
June 18, 2002, to begin a new
chapter in his life as a Navy
recruit.
Over the last four years, Petty
Officer Thacker has been to
many exotic places around the
world but he was most
impressed with the coastal
town of Cartagena in Portugal
and several islands off the coast
of Africa.
"We only spend three to four
days in each port," said Petty
Officer Thacker. "But Cartagena
and the islands off Africa
impressed me the most. They
have a natural beauty similar to
Hawaii, but without the glitz
and tourism."
When speaking of his duty in
the Persian Gulf, Petty Officer
Thacker speaks of the heat and
dust from the many sand
storms.
"After a sand storm blows
through, you have to clean the


Landlords also bear responsi-
bility under this new ordnance. It
is illegal for a landlord to rent a
lodging located with 2,500 feet of
a school, childcare facility. or park
to a sexual offender. Violation of
the rental provision could cause a
landlord to be fined up to $250 or
be sentenced to not more than 30
days in jail, or both.
'It is now illegal for a sexual
offender to be in a public park
when children under 16,are pres-
ent unless the sexual offender is
the parent or legal guardian of a


child present in the park. It is also
illegal for a registered sexual
offender to enter a childcare facili-
ty unless that person is dropping
off or picking up a child registered
at the facility and the sexual
offender is the parent or legal
guardian of that child. ViolaTIo -
this provision could result in a'line
of up to $250 and 30 days in jail,or
both. A second violation could be
punished by a fine of up to $500
See Measure Page 2


Men facing



child abuse,



drug charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two men were arrested earli-
er this week at the Cornwell
boat ramp on a variety of
charges, including possession of
methamphetamine and child
abuse.
Arrested were Frank J. Rio,
34, of Palmetto, and Erik M.
Walker, 26, of North Port. Both
men were i,.,c:kLed :into the
Okeechobee Criunt Jail shortly
after their arrest at II a.n. Monr-
day. Nov. 20.
The two 1n.h Iace charges
filed by the Florida-Wildlife and
Freshwater Fish 'Commission
(FWC) and the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
Rio was arrested by FWC
Officer Joe Allen on felony


A


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Patrick Thacker, a 2002 graduate of Okeechobee High
School, returned from his second tour of duty in the Per-
sian Gulf to wish his family a Happy Thanksgiving before
heading to Louisiana to visit the family of his fiance Mandy
Stephens.
dust off everything on the ship," couple more years," he said.
he explained. "When you first go in, you're
Petty Officer Thacker was young and you pretty well blow
kept busy aboard ship while in the money you've earned. But
the Persian Gulf. now that I have future plans that
"With all that is happening include a wife, I have to start
in the world, there is very little looking to the future. Mandy
down time," stated the Navy and I will get married once she
cryptologist. "It does make you is out of the Navy. The Navy is
feel good to think that you are not something I'll do the rest of
actually doing something to my life, but for the next three or
help the problems in the four years it's a way to earn a liv-
world." ing. Then, I'll have to decide
But, Petty Officer Thacker is what I'll do. Being a cryptologist
now looking toward the future. does not translate well in the
He met and became engaged to outside world."
Mandy Stephens, a Louisiana Petty Officer Thacker has
native, also serving in the Gulf.
"I will re-enlist and put in a See Serviceman Page 2


Frank
Rio


.


Erik M.
Walker


charges of carrying a concealed
rii eari m,p. sse-sion ,:'f a firearm
in the commission of a felony
and child abuse. He was also
arrested on a ini S'dr.'mjanor
charge of failure to transfer ves-
sel title. His bond on these
charges has been set at $61,000.
FWC Officer Joe Brooks
See Charges Page 2


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Chandler, Wherrell take oath


Judge Hendry issues
the oath of office to
new commissioners

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County has two
new members of the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners.
Newly-elected commission-
ers Marvin Wherrell and Noel
Chandler were administered the
oath of office by retired Judge
William Hendry at the Tuesday,
Nov. 21, county commission
meeting.
Both of the new commis-
sioners are Democrats.
District 2 Commisisoner
Chandler is a former City of
Okeechobee City councilman
and replaces Gene Woods. Mr.


Chandler has promised to be a
full time commissioner and
return all telephone calls.
Mr. Wherrell fills the District
5 seat formerly occupied by
John Abney.
"Let's bring back a common
sense approach to govern-
ment," Mr. Wherrell, an Okee-
chobee businessman, said
when he was campaigning.
Both men were overwhelm-
ingly elected with Mr. Chandler
carrying 13 of the county's 18
precincts, and Mr. Wherrell car-
rying 18 precincts.
As usual, Judge Hendry gave
a history lesson before the cere-
mony. He said he first sat in the
county attorney's seat at a com-
mission meeting 49 years ago
this month. He has sworn in
every commissioner since that
time.
The judge carried the com-
missioners back in time to 1917


when the county was organ-
ized. The City of Okeechobee
had been formed two years ear-
lier and the area was booming
with sawmills and commercial
fishing.
Okeechobee County was
formed from parts of St. Lucie,
Osceola, DeSoto and Palm
Beach counties.
At that time, DeSoto County
was as large as the state of
Rhode Island. In 1921, it was
carved into five counties.
Judge Hendry noted that the
county ended up smaller in area
than was originally proposed.
"Your problems could have
been a lot bigger," he told the
commissioners.
Addressing the two new
commissioners, Judge Hendry
told them it was important to
make informed decisions. To do
See Oath-- Page 2


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Retired Judge William Hendry (right) administered the oath of
office to newly elected Okeechobee County Commissioners
Marvin Wherrell (left) and Noel Chandler (center) at Tuesday's
meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-
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First day on the job
Newly elected Okeechobee County Commissioners,
Noel Chandler, left, and Marvin Wherrell, right, shake
hands after they were sworn in by Retired Judge William
Hendry at the Tuesday, Nov. 21 meeting of the Okee-
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that, he said it would be neces-
sary to be a good listener and lis-
ten to what is said as well as what
is not said. Since each petitioner,
would present their case in the
best possible light, they would
have to ask the right questions.
The judge also advised the
new commissioners to follow the
counsel of their staff.
In addition, he directed them
to use common sense.
"This, above all, is the most
important thing you bring 0b the
table," said Judge Hendry.
He told the new commission-
ers that they would sometimes
disagree.
"In disagreeing, try to disagree
without being disagreeable," he
advised.
After the new commissioners
were sworn in, the board turned
to reorganization.
Ray Domer was elected chair-
man. Commissioners elected Clif


Betts. as first vice chairman and
Elvie Posey as second vice chair-
man.
Mr. Betts will continue repre-
senting the board on the Tourist
Development Council and on the
County Coalition for Lake Okee-
chobee.
Mr. Chandler was put to work
serving on the Central Florida
Regional Planning Council, while
Mr. Domer retained his seat on
the Okeechobee County Eco-
nomic Council.
Mr. Posey remains the county's
representative to Florida's Heart-
land Rural Economic Initiative
and to. the Heartland Library
Cooperative Board.
Mr. Domer and Mr. Posey and
county administrator George
Long will represent the county at
the Small County Coalition.
Mr. Chandler was elected to
the Transportation Disadvantaged
Board, while Mr. Wherrell was
elected to the Treasure Coast
Council of Local Governments.
In addition, Mr. Betts was elect-
ed to the Job, Education and Part-
nership Board.


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Measure

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and up to 60 days in jail, or both.
The ordinance offers specific
definitions for community residen-
tial homes that are licensed by the
state department of health and
boarding houses. It also defines a
rehabilitation facility, halfway
house or other similar lodging that
offers organized treatment for sex-
ual offenders.
The ordinance bans the opera-
tions of a rehabilitation facility in
any of the county's residential zon-
ing districts. Rehabilitation facili-
ties can now be operated only in a
public service zoning district or by
special exception in heavy com-


Charges

Continued From Page 1
charged Walker with the felony of
child abuse, and the misde-
meanors of resisting arrest without
violence and display of a suspend-
ed driver's license. His bond on
these charges was set at $22,000.
The two men were also arrest-
ed by the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force.
Rio and Walker were both
charged with the felonies of pos-
session of methamphetamine,
possession of a firearm during the
commission of a felony, and the
misdemeanor of possession of
drug paraphernalia. Bond was set
at $201,000 each.


mercial, light industrial and heavy
industrial zoning districts.
Mr. Domer urged caution since
Mr. Cassels was absent from Tues-
day's meeting and his advice
might have been used. He also
said he could not approve of the
exclusion provision.
"I feel like it's at the recommen-
dation of counsel," he said of his
negative vote.
He said Mr. Cassels had made it
clear that the exclusion provision
was very risky.
"I don't think the benefits will
outweigh the consequences," he
added.
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When the men were arrested at
the boat ramp, there was a 10-year-
old boy with them, who apparently
was the son of a woman who is
dating one of the men. The boy
was taken to the OCSO where he
was picked up by his mother.
According to a report by Officer
Allen, he saw a red Ford Expedition
with a black airboat attached
parked at the Cornwell boat ramp.
When he pulled next to the airboat
there was water running from the
boat, indicating it had just been
removed from the water. And since
it is currently hunting season for
deer, turkey and wild hogs he
decided to investigate.
"There was water coming from
the airboat and one thing led to
another," he said in a telephone
interview Tuesday afternoon.


Serviceman

Continued From Page 1
fond memories of Okeechobee
and his favorite O.H.S. teacher,
Jim Leidy.
"Mr. Leidy made me want to
be a teacher. I really love that
man," smiled Petty Officer Thack-
er. "But, I went into an elemen-
tary school classroom for the day
and realized that teaching was not
for me."
Petty Officer Thacker wanted
to express his gratitude to the
people of Okeechobee for their
outpouring of love and good
wishes.
"I would especially like to
thank the people at Pritchard's


In his report he states that the
men said they weren't hunting, but
he chose to perform a hunting
inspection on the truck. Officer.
Allen went on to state in his report
that he found a .40-caliber Glock
handgun in a compartment on the
passenger door of the SUV.
According to an OCSO arrest
report, a K-9 officer was sum-
moned to the scene to perform an
"air sniff" of the vehicle. During the
sniff, the K-9 alerted to the passen-
ger side rear door seam.
Along with FHP Trooper Brian
Timmons, the detective began to
search the 1994 Expedition. The
trooper then found a suspicious
substance in a camouflage hunting
pouch. The substance was field
tested and indicated a positive
result for the presence of metham-


Insurance. My mom works there
and they have been very good to
her and to me," he said.
"Everyone in Okeechobee has
been so kind," said Mrs. Thacker.
"We would like to extend our sin-
cere thanks to Beef O'Brady's,
Like New Furniture, R.J. Gators,
WW Lumber, Domino's Pizza,
Golden Corral, and Pritchard's
Insurance."
Petty Officer Thacker and his
fiance left Okeechobee on Tues-
day morning to fly to Louisiana to
be with Ms. Stephens' family for
Thanksgiving. Then, the couple
will return to Norfolk, Va., to con-
tinue Navy life.
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phetamine. The suspected
methamphetamine weighed 7.7
grams.
The OCSO report states they
also found a set of digital scales,
two glass smoking pipes, a pack of
rolling papers and a plastic bag
with white residue.
Officer Allen said although the
truck and airboat were towed from
the scene, they were not confiscat-
ed. He said a check revealed that
neither Rio or Walker was the regis-
tered owner of the Expedition, and
since the vehicle and airboat had
been searched there was no legal
justification to confiscate them.
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News Briefs

Garbage pickup schedule changed
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-
clables.

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 Coun-
ty 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) 6794411 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 https://www6.hsmv:state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency 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
contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, 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.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Aux-
iliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, adminis-
tration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and rescue.
For information, call (863) 763-0165.


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Central Elementary wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving


First Grade News
November is a month full of
enrichment activities for the first
grade students.
During this month the stu-
dents will visit U-Save to experi-
ence and learn about the man-
agement of a
supermarket.
On Tuesday
.Nov. 4, the
students
enjoyed
Guest Reader
Day. They were
read stories that allowed them to
travel with their imagination.
On Wednesday Nov. 15, all of
the first grade students enjoyed a
delicious Stone Soup. Based on
the story "Stone Soup" the chil-
dren learned how working
together and sharing can make a
difference. The purpose of the
activity was to make a connec-
tion to the true meaning of
Thanksgiving.

Students of the week:
Mya Franky, Curtis Foantain,
David Garcia, Carmen Corea,
Megan Hargraves, Jose Ramirez,
Hunter Strickland, Zayon Alder-
man, Mariah Aguirre, Katelyn
McCorts,, Shay Hopewell,
Jonathan Bustos, Luis Flores,
Carmen Ramirez, Devin Tijerina,
Cole Carpenter and Ivy Camp-
bell. Happy Thanksgiving!

Second Grade news
What is going in second
grade?
We are learning 2 digit sub-
tractions in math, reading John-
ny Appleseed and learning about
plants in science.
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students: Vivianna Cisneros,
Miranda McClanahan, Julianna
Sanchez, Kailee Alvarado, McK-
ayla Skinner, Candance McGlam-
.ory, .Hunter Sills, Kennethia
McBride, Aaliyah Frank, and
Diana Jaimes. They all earned
100 steps for 100 book chal-
lenge. Special congratulations to
Christopher Armstrong for earn-
ing 200 steps. Keep on reading,
second grade!
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students: Kimberly Allen,
Eric Espinosa, Marisol Santillan,


Marisol Solis, Nicholas Wiggins,
Christopher Baloga, Orbelin
Calvillo, Gabriela Tagle, Mariela
Espinosa, Eric Garcia, Melanie
Watson, Faith Roddenberry and
Sky Druckenbrod. They were all
students of the week.
A special thanks to all our
guest readers who came on Nov.
14 to read to our classes!
A very special thanks to the
Nunez and the Seminole Tribe
for making it possible for all of
second grade to Billie's Swamp
Safari! Happy Thanksgiving,
from second grade.

Fourth Grade
In Mr. Goff's class we are
busy studying about energy and
electricity. Do you know the dif-
ference between potential ener-
gy and kinetic energy? This week
in reading we are enjoying a
story about a lady who helps
raise orphan orangutans. It is
interesting to see how baby
orangutans are alike and differ-
ent than other animals that we
know. In social studies we have
enjoyed learning about pirates
and how they helped shape the
history of Florida. In writing we
have started working on narra-
tive writings. We are still trying
to use our words of the week
correctly and add in lots of figu-
rative language. In math we are
working on solving equations
and expressions. That some-
times can get difficult. As always
we are still working on our mul-
tiplication facts. We want to
have those committed to memo-
ry soon.
Ms. DelPrete is excited to
have her new group of fourth
graders. She is very proud of
how many AR Points they come
to her with. Together, we have
335 A.R. points. That's awe-
some! We're going to work hard
to meet our nine weeks goal by
Dec. 8 so we can enjoy a trip to
Golden Corral. In science, we
are learning about electricity. In
writing, we are mapping out nar-
rative prompts and in math, we
finished the chapter on line and
bar graphs.
Parents, thank you for signing
agendas and bringing in snacks.
Please stop in and see me if you


have any questions or concerns.
The fourth graders at Central
are busy fine tuning their writing
skills with expository writing
and now working on narrative
writing. The grade level has set
some goals for February. If the
grade level collectively achieves
a 4.0 school mean with our
assessment papers, we will be
treated to a day at the Wooden
Jungle. If the students do just as
well on the February Assess-
ment, then some Principal I
wonder who- will get egged or
pied in the face in May! And, the
students who score a 5.5 or 6.0
- will get the chance to pie or
egg the adult of their choice.
Watch out Kindergarten teachers
- some of the fourth graders
want to see you later!
Students will also enjoy a spe-
cial day of pajamas because they
helped the school earn over
6000 Accelerated Reader Points.
Students were also treated to
sno-cones last week if their A/R
goal was 1/2 way accomplished.
Almost 1/2 of the students in
fourth grade received treats. The
fourth grade teachers would also
like the parents to know that
tutoring is still available to stu-
dents who have a need. If you
feel your child needs some tutor-
ing please contact your
child's homeroom teacher or
Mrs. Gran. Don't forget the


Homework Hospital is open
every morning except Mondays'
beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the
Media Center. If you need assis-
tance or your child does, Mrs.
Gran is very helpful. Please take
advantage of her Homework
Hospital!

Base
The students in both BASE
classes have been working very
hard with some Florida History.
Students created letters set back
in the 1500's and wrote about a
family member who was sailing
with Juan Ponce de Leon or Her-
nando DeSoto. Did you know
that Mr. DeSoto was responsible
for discovering the Mississippi
River? The students used the
information gained to create
time lines. Stop by the hallways
to see them. Then the students
created some historical and
information oral presentations
on states and former presidents.
Tatiana Guerrero spoke about
Andrew Johnson and Sebastian
Fulleda created a puppet play for
William Clinton.
Destany Arragon, Osslemy
Gomez, and Kimberley Hernan-
dez are all working very hard on
their expository writing. Stu-
dents are working towards a
school level mean and if it is
achieved, we can head to the
Wooden Jungle for a day of play!


Happy Thanksgiving

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Luis Perez, Sebastian Fulleda,
Hugo Torres, Osslemy Gomez,
April Floyd and Tiffany Frederick
have all achieved over 100 Steps
in 100 Book Challenge. Reading
is a favorite past time in both
classrooms and these students
have helped the fourth grade
team achieve over 1000 Acceler-
ated Reader Points. Way to go!
The students have also
learned which graphs are best to
use and what an interval is. Stu-
dents have also been learning
about heat and light energy.
Happy belated birthday to


Andrea McKinnery, Brittany Wat-
son, Kirby Dobbs, Devin Rucks,
and Taylor Trent. Happy Birthday
in December to Claudia Flores,
Brittany Sain, Berenice Licea,
Francisco Bucio, Diana Magana,
and Destany Aragon and we
must not forget Kieran Shipman
and Pedro Zapata. Happy Day!
Parents, as we get closer to
the holidays, please watch for
the weekly newsletters and if
you wish to have a conference,
please write a note in the agenda
book. Have a great Thanksgiv-
ing.


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Carl Russell, Jr.
Carl Russell, Jr., age 67 of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, Nov.
21, 2006, at Raulerson Hospital
.in; Okeechobee. Born June 18,
1939, in Dumas, Ark., he has
been a resident of Okeechobee
for the past 26 years. He proudly
served and retired from the Unit-
ed States Navy as a mechanic
and enjoyed fishing, hunting,
and tinkering with engines.
He is preceded in death by
his parents John and Emma
Russell, brothers Melvin,
Leonard and Jimmy Russell; sis-
ters, Angus Russell, Lois Anders,
and Jean Simmons.
He is survived by his loving
,wife Judy Russell of Okee-
chobee, brothers Doyle (May)
-Russell of Lake City, Ark. and Bill
(Edith) Russell of Desark, Mo.;
sisters, Jewel (James) Amstutze
of Russellville, Ark. and Emma
(Haskel) Moody of Okeechobee.
In addition he is survived by a
host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov.
24, 2006, from 10 a.m. until serv-
ice time at 11 a.m. at the Buxton
Funeral Home, 110 NE Fifth
.Street in Okeechobee. A private
interment will take place at
Bushnell National Cemetery in
Bushnell Fla. Pastor Lee Moody
of the Assembly Church of God
in Georgia will be officiating.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory
110 NE Fifth Street, Okee-
chobee. ; .

Henry Lanier
Henry Lanier, age 77 of Okee-
chobee died Monday, Nov. 20,
2006, at his residence. Mr. Lanier
was born May
2, 1929 in
Frostproof,
He is pre-
ceded in death
by his parents,
George and
Mary Lanier
and a step-
brother,
George Lanier, Henry
Jr. Lanier
Mr. Lanier
is survived by his wife, Betty
Jean Lanier; son, Bobby
(Becky) Lanier; daughters,
Brenda (Roland) Arnold, Judy
(Dale) LaFlam all of Okee-
chobee; four grandsons, Clint
(Courtney) LaFlam of Mulberry,
Phillip Arnold, Allen Lanier and
Kyle Lanier of Okeechobee; four
granddaughters, Melissa (Brett)
'Pendrey, Jennifer (Clay)
Lineberry, Amanda (Nathan)


Liscomb and Pamela Arnold all
of Okeechobee; two great-
granddaughters, Jaelyn Lineber-
ry and Cassie Lanier of Okee-
chobee and brother, Alfred
Lanier.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov.
24, 2006, from 5 until 7 p.m. at
the Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home. Graveside funeral servic-
es will be held Saturday, Nov. 25,
2006, at 10 a.m. at Basinger
Cemetery with Reverend Mon-
roe Arnold and Reverend Al Pad-
gett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,.
Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N. E. Second Street,
Okeechobee.


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CLUB: Don't mess with Okeechobee? But there is so much to
mess with. First off, there is a prayer group of Christian athletes
meeting at the school. This proposed club is not a sex club or a gay
club it's a tolerance club. The Gay-Straight Alliance, do you know
what alliance means? Being from Okeechobee and all, I wonder.
How many people living in Okeechobee are really from here in the
first place? Only the Seminoles.
Editor's Note: We have been told by school district officials that
the Fellowship of Christian Athletes that used to meet at Okee-
chobee High School has been disbanded due to a lack of interest
among the students.

GUIDANCE: I'm calling in reference to "bullies" in Monday, Nov.
20, paper. I support that 100 percent. Bullies are not born bullies,
they learn it from home. Bullies will always be bullies unless some
guidance is involved.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY: The Equal Access Act was never to allow
organizations that advocate illegal activity to have campus access.
And in Florida, sex between minors is illegal.

VOTES: I've been trying to analyze the recent Okeechobee Coun-
ty election results for the governor's office. Being that registered
Democrats outnumber registered Republicans 2-to-l in the county,
how do we figure out our new governor got more votes than his
Democratic opponents? Did a lot of Democrats fail to vote? Or, did
these Democrats vote Republican? This is interesting. Maybe some-
body could explain it.
Editor's Note: According to the Okeechobee County Supervisor
of Elections Office, it is not possible to tell for whom a Democrat,
Republican or Independent voted. According to statistics released
by that office of the 10,734 registered Democrats, 5,113 (47.6 per-
cent) voted on Nov. 7. Of the 5,811 registered Republicans, 2,674
(46.0 percent) voted. Of the 1,916 registered with No Party Affilia-
tion (NPA), 389 (20.3 percent) voted. And under the heading of
Other, 214 of the 468 (45.7 percent) registered in this classification
voted. Finally, of the 18,929 registered voters in Okeechobee Coun-
ty 8,390 (44.3 percent) voted in the General Election. These num-
bers include the absentee votes whose ballots were rejected as
invalid by the canvassing board.


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Community Events

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 individ-
uals to sponsor each participating bike. All bikes are welcome.
The money raised will benefit Big Lake Missions Outreach, a non-
profit mission. Riders will meet at the Brahman Theatre parking
lot, 1500 S. Parrott Ave., at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene Rod-
denberry 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.




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Letter to the Editor


Real scary numbers
For the record, I am a legal
immigrant. I arrived in the U.S.A in
1955, and in 1960 became a citi-
zen.
I am sure you've heard many
stories how demanding the illegals
are. How some hungry-for-votes
politicians use some lame excuses
to legalize them. And how some
believed they would be enshrined
to the hall of shame. Oops, I meant
fame.
Those politicians include that
fellow in Washington who forgot
Social Security is very close to
bankruptcy. Baby boomers will be
lucky to collect their first Social
Security check at the age of 75. 1
Our grandchildren? God better
be with them. They allow compa-
nies to list ingredients and instruc-
tions in English and Spanish.
Home Depot and Lowe's have
bilingual signs all over their stores.
English is the official language
in Florida and in many other states.
Governor Bush does not enforce
the law. I guess he does not want to
break his brother's heart or be


chastised by his wife. Let me
assure you Governor-elect Crist will
follow the same path. I do not
remember him ever saying any-
thing against the illegals.
Now please keep your calcula-
tor handy: I will talk about some
numbers that will give you the
shock of your life. Allow me to take
you to an imaginary trip and visit
our neighbor up north, beautiful
Canada.
For over 40 years I lived right
across Fort Erie Ontario and I am
very familiar with that country.
Canada is a nation of about 28 mil-
lion people. Most of the provinces
- states to us speak English
except Quebec, a province of 7 to 8
million people. The vast majority
speak French. A few years ago
Quebec succeeded to make
French the second official language
of Canada. That created a major
hiccup a hiccup of $14 to $15 bil-
lion dollars to the annual budget.
That is annually, mind you.
Overnight, all official documents
and discussions had to be bilin-
gual.
Schools speak English one day


Upcoming Events

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 Depart-
ment, 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.
AA 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 Secu-
rity 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
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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202. ,
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that
might need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second 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) 467-2321.
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 meet-
ing.
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 information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
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.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until: 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be an open meeting.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juanaat471-9795.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.
Saturday
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.


and French the next for the
same subject. They still do it to a
lesser degree. Entering Canada is a
bilingual welcome. Airports, train
stations, bus terminals, street signs,
maps, money etc. etc. had to be
bilingual. Even "Oh Canada" the
national anthem did not escape the
change it starts in English and
ends in French.
That bilingual bonus is costing
every Canadian, young or old, an
extra $650 to $700 annually.
But, dutifully, they pay their very
high taxes and grumble.
Back in the good U.S.A. illegals
work, get paid under the table,
avoid paying Social Security, feder-
al, state (to some states), county,
property and school taxes. Their
kids overburden our school system
and the whole family cries poor
and gets free food and clothing
from charitable organizations, plus
medical and hospital care. Some
poor American citizens get a lot
less.
The illegals send around $25 bil-
lion back to Mexico creating a
number one industry. No wonder
their elected president was spitting


out threats to take us to U.N.
A few days ago I read in the
newspaper about an illegal that
was standing on a corner hoping to
get a job, otherwise he would go
hungry. I felt sorry for him. But, we
did not invite him to our country.
Ladies and gentlemen I do apol-
ogize for forgetting their last freebie
- driving without a license and
insurance then getting into an auto
accident. And who pays for the
damages? Guess what? We do,
with that cute clause in our auto
policy- "uninsured driver."
Every one of the 300 million
Americans is paying $1,500
through hidden costs. And that is a
very conservative estimate.
Now please get your calculators
and do your math. Ready? Multiply
the number of Americans men-
tioned above with the $1,500 and
you will be looking to a few hun-
dred billion dollars compliments of
the hidden costs.
I hope you did not burn your
calculator. I named that total, "the
real scary numbers."
I thank you for your passion.
Mario D. Kyriakidis


Community Events

Farmer's Market closed Thursday
The Farmer's Marketwill not be held on Thursday, Nov. 23, because
of Thanksgiving. The marketwill resume on Thursday, Nov. 30.
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.
Ministry plans Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will hold their 20th free commu-
nity 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 pro-
vide 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 volunteers to serve and do deliveries
on Thanksgiving Day. For information, or if you need a dinner deliv-
ered to your home, call Bonnie 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 public.
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, contact Mary
Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.
Dine with the doctor series slated
The Dine with the Doctor medical series will be Tuesday, Nov. 28,
with dinner starting at 4:45 p.m. and the presentation at 5:30 p.m. in
the north dining room of Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. This
month's guest speaker will be Dr. M. Chaudhary. Dr. Chaudhary will
be discussing the importance of prevention, diagnosis and treat-
ment options available for diabetes. Please R.S.VP. to the Raulerson
Hospital Public Relations office at (863) 824-2702.
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 secu-
rity 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 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 guest speak-
er 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 pub-
lic. For information, 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 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 fol-
lowing 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.) 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.A.D. meeting. For information, contact Jim
Vensel at (863) 357-4177
Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 until
10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All levels
of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a demonstration on the
use of beads and glitter in your scrapbooking and card-making proj-
ects. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist you with your scrap-
booking questions and supplies. Refreshments will be served and
there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which you
are currently working. For information call Carolyn at (863) 634-
1885, or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
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
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 history as
seen through the story of the horse and cow in Florida. This pro-
gram is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and is free and
open to the public.








The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 22, 2006 SPORTS 5


Brahman golf team celebrates end of season


Submitted to Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School golf team recently held its end-of-season awards banquet.
Members of the 2006 Brahman golf team were (in no particular order) Logan Sippert,
Cameron Tewksbury, Jay Zeller, Montana Parker, Jonathon Crawford, Corey White, Nick
Jones, Brett Barcia, Kyle Buckner, Molly Mitchell, Kelci Breaux, SerRene Acheson, Clay
Coleman, Jake Smith, Austin Pluskot, Adam Tewskbury, John Conner and Jimmy Hadden.
Not pictured is Britani Bryner. The team was coached by Mark Ward and Lonnie Sears.


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School
golf team recently held its end-
of-season awards banquet' at
Beef O'Brady's.
During the celebration it was
announced that the Peoria Invest-
ment Group (P.I.G.S.) from the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club had donated $1,200 toward
the purchase of team uniform
shirts, golf towels and visors.
Waldau Junior Golf also
donated $500 to the team to help
with expenses.
During the banquet Corey
White of the boys' team was
honored as the Most Valuable
Player.
Jimmy Hadden was chosen
to receive the Brahman award
for the boys' team.
Kelci Breaux received the
girls' Most, Valuable Player
award.


Buckhead AMVETS Post 2001 holds Charity tournament


Buckhead AMVETS Post 2001
Annual Charity Golf Tournament
wishes to thank the following
individuals and corporate 'spon-
sors which made this tourna-
ment possible on Veteran's Day:
Individual Sponsors:
Jerry Lee Shields and Abbie,
Bob and Bev Geisler, Tim and
Nellie Stanley, Mike and Brynda
Hall, Don South, Boots Deather-
age, Gene Baker, Sherri Aaby,
Esther Thompson,, Gene' and
Eileen Flynn, Jack and Linda


Krok, Neil and Sarah Richie, Vick
Bartholomew, The Dick sisters,
Ron Stein, Peggy Mackney, Ed
Hammond, Nancy Anderson,
Mickey Oliner, R.I. Fred Filfillan,
Jim and Bev Robbins, Stacy
Moorehead, Jim Morgan, Danny
and Judy Norton, Frank and
Joyce Whitmyer, Glenn and Ann
Parrish, Paul Oatley and Canadi-
an Fred Carlson.
Corporate Sponsors:
Moose Lodge, Bass Funeral
Home, Helen's Pizza, Office Bar


& Grill, AMVETS Ladies Auxil-
iary, Rock's Satellite, VFW Post
9528 Ladies Auxiliary, Mosquito
Creek Grocery, Mosquito Creek
Meats, V. Owings Bail Bonds,
VFW Post 9528, Great American
RVs, Inc., VFW Post 10539, VFW
Post 9528 Men's Auxiliary, VFW
Post 4423 (in memory of Dutch
Harris), Iron Eagle Bar, Glades
Music, John's Electric, Dale Dar-
ling Auctioneer, Winn-Dixie,
Buckhead Ridge Marina, Twin
Palms Bar, KOA, and American


Legion Post 64.
We would also like to thank
KOA employees, campground
folks, and Golf committee Ameri-
can Veteran's Post 2001.
We welcome members and
guests of the VFW, AMVETS,
VFW Ladies' Auxiliary, VFW
Men's Auxiliary and all American
Legion members. For informa-
tion call (863) 467-2882.
Following the golf tournament
a tribute to Veterans Day was
given by speaker Mike Hall, Chap-
lain Bill Douglas and Comman-
der' Don Smith. Moore Haven
High School band gave a tremen-
dous performance of The Star
Spangled Banner and playing
laps.


Logan Sippert presented with
the Brahman award *for the
ladies' team.
The team expressed their
thanks to the P.I.G.S., Waldau
Junior Golf and all of the other
sponsors who helped them dur-
ing the season.


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of Qkeechobee, is pleased to announce that
Mark Stoff, PT, AT/L, M.Ed., has joined the
professional staff to provide physical therapy
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Physical Therapy Practice. Mr Stoff's Expertise is in the
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Sports Briefs

OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality T's
as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.

Adult players wanted
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Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball
team.
If interested, contact George at
(863) 634-7657.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of Okeechobee, Florida will hold a public hearing on Tuesday,
December 5, 2006 at 6:00 PM to adopt textual changes to the adopted Comprehensive Plan, adopt Future Land
Use Map Amendments, to respond to the Objections, Recommendations and Comments, and to transmit the
adopted Comprehensive Plan to the Department of Community Affairs. The meeting will be held at Okeechobee
City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida.
The Ordinance No. 965 entitled is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO ITS COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN INCLUDING AMENDMENTS TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, THE TEXT OF THE FUTURE
LAND USE, CONSERVATION, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS; TO REVISE AND UPDATE THE
EXISTING OBJECTIVES, POLICIES, DATA AND ANALYSIS; IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANDATES SET
FORTH IN CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND
PLANNING AGENCY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
The text narrative amendments include the following Elements:
Future Land Use
Conservation
Capital Improvements
Future Land Use Map (FLUM) Amendments are as follows:
Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 06-CI-001. Craig Hacki is
the applicant on behalf of owner H20 Holdings, LLC. This application is to change the Future Land Use designa-
tion from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for vacant unplatted property located North of East North Park
Street (State Road 70 East, across from the Post Office). Legal description: Parcel 1: The West one-half of the
Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, lying North of the North right-of-way line of State Road No. 70; Except the North 50
feet of the West one-half of the West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter for road
purposes; also except the following described property conveyed to the State of Florida: A parcel of land in the
West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 37 South, Range
35 East, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the South one-quarter corner of. said Section
15; thence run Northerly on the one-quarter section line a distance of 36.95 feet to the centerline of State Road 70;
thence North 80 degrees 54 feet 49 inches East, on said centerline a distance of 347.10 feet; thence Northerly at
90 degrees to said centerline a distance of 40 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue Northerly a distance
of 17 feet; thence Easterly at 90 degrees a distance of 20 feet; thence Southerly at 90 degrees a distance of 17
feet; thence Westerly at 90 degrees a distance of 20 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel 2: Beginning at the
Southwest comer of the East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East and run North along the West boundary a distance of 594 feet; then run East
a distance of 186.3 feet; then run South a distance of 594 feet to the South boundary of Section 15; then run West
a distance of 186.3 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and except the right-of-way for State Road 70. OR Book
525 Page 1999, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 21.14 acre(s).
Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 06-CI-002. Thomas C.
Close of CBC Management Corporation is the applicant on behalf of property owner Frank Altobello. This applica-
tion is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Mixed Use Residential (RMU) for
vacant unplatted property located South of Southeast 8th Street and West of Taylor Creek. Legal description:
Parcel 1: Being a parcel of land lying within the Southwest quarter of Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest
corner of the Southwest quarter of said Section 22, thence South 00 degrees 17 feet 36 inches East along the
West boundary line of said Section 22 a distance of 212.00 feet to the POINT-OF-BEGINNING; thence North 89
degrees 44 feet 49 inches East a distance of 1441.65 feetto a point lying on the westerly right-of-way line of Taylor
Creek as shown on a Plat recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 83; thence South 16 degrees 59 feet 49 inches West,
along said westerly right-of-way line, a distance of 319.94 feet; thence South 19 degrees 38 feet 07 inches West,
continuing along said right-of-way, a distance of 838.97 feet; thence South 20 degrees 17 feet 30 inches West,
continuing along said right-of-way, a distance of 455.95 feet, to the north line of Parcel 4, as described in Official
Records Book 507, Page 209 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, said line measuring 901.00
feet north of and parallel with the south line of said Section 22. Thence South 89 degrees 20 feet 09 inches West
along a line being 901.00 feet North of, when measured at right angles, and parallel with the Southerly boundary
of Section 22, a distance of 517.92 feet; thence North 00 degrees 17 feet 36 inches West, a along a line measur-
ing 210.00 feet east of when measured at right angles, and parallel with the west boundary of said Section 22, a
distance of 36.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 20 feet 09 inches West, a along a line measuring 937.00 feet north
of when measured at right angles, and.parallel with the Southerly boundary of said Section 22, a distance of 210.00
feet, to a point on the aforementioned West boundary line of said section 22; thence North 00 degrees 17 feet 36
inches West, along the west line of said Section 22, a distance of 1008.37 feet; thence North 89 degrees 20 feet
09 inches East, perpendicular to and parallel with the Southerly boundary of said Section 22, a distance of 200.00
feet; thence North 00 degrees 17 feet 36 inches West along a line 200.00 feet perpendicular to and parallel with
the Westerly boundary of Section 22 a distance of 450.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 20 feet 09 inches West
along a line parallel to the Southerly boundary of said Section 22, a distance of 200.00 feet, to a point on the afore-
mentioned Westerly boundary line of said Section 22; thence North 00 degrees 17 feet 36 inches West, along said
line westerly boundary, a distance of 32.50 feet to the POINT-OF-BEGINNING Containing 32.97 acres, more or
less.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services Office, Room 101 at City Hall
or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372, extension 218.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Land Planning Agency with respect to any matter considered
at this hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General Services Department tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement no later than two (2) working days prior to.the proceeding at (863)
763-3372 x 218 for assistance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
The following map indicates the land that will be affected when this revised Comprehensive
Plan is adopted by the City. It will affect all of the City of Okeechobee.
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By: James E Kirk, Mayor
Attest: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk


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everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving"


SPORTS


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 22, 2006


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6 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Spotlight on
Okeechobee
On behalf of the 2006-07
class of Okeechobee High
School baseball players, we
would like to take this opportu-
nity to thank the many support-
ers of the baseball team's annu-
al golf tournament.
The following businesses and
individuals participated in this
year's event, held Oct. 29 at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club:
Eddie Accardi Dodge, Beef
O'Brady's, Bill's Mini Mart, Car-
Quest, Century 21 Hazellief &
Prevatt Realty, Conley & Conley,
David Conlon (Display Sys-
tems), Dwayne Stokes Enterpris-
es, Eli's Western Wear, Elite
Title, Gator Feed, Lawrence
Insurance, Lehman Auto, Lube
Tech, Valerie Lewis, Lakeshore
Marine, Maxwell & Maxwell,
Paul May, Sprint/Nextel-Gary
and Nancy Davis, New York Life,
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, Okeechobee Real Estate-
Keith Goodbread, Okeechobee
Livestock Market, Peterbilt,
Quality Turf, Quail Creek Planta-
tion, Riverside, Robertson Real-
ty, Rogers, Inc., Seacoast Nation-
al Bank, Sloan, Riley Restoration
Svcs. (Doug Laskey), Sod Ser-
vices-Judson Shurley, Bill Sher-
man-property appraiser, Brent
Teany, Tradewinds Surveying,
Tenniswood and Tenniswood,
Walpole, Inc., Waste Manage-
ment.
With your help, the baseball
team will be able to purchase
the equipment and uniforms
needed for the freshman, junior
varsity and varsity teams.
Thanks again for the support.


Births


Rylan Boak
Ryan Carter Boak
Stephanie and John Boak of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son
Rylan Carter Boak.
He was born on Aug. 17, 2006,
at Saint Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach. He weighed 8 lbs., 12
oz., and was 20.25-inches long.
Rylan was welcomed home by
brother Brady Landon.
Maternal grandparents are Steve
and Janet McKinley of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are John
and Lynn Boak of Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Rose
and Lester Ward of Okeechobee
and Bob and Margaret Davis of
Belle Glade. Aunts and uncles are
Steven McKinley of Okeechobee,
and Jimmy and Tami Causier of
Okeechobee.

LilyAnn Duncan
Russ and Christina Duncan of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter Lily Ann Duncan.


Submitted phqto
Lily Ann Duncan
She was born on Aug. 11,2006,
at Martin Memorial in Stuart. She
weighed 6 lbs., 13 ozs., and was 19
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Claude and Sharon Poirier of Okee-
chobee.
Paternal grandparents are Bill
and Sandra Duncan of Okeechobet


Submitted photo
Justin Dale Elgin
Justin Dale Elgin
Laurie and Roger Elgin of Okee-
chobee are proud to announce the
birth of their son Justin Dale Elgin.
He was born on Sept. 9,2006, at
Port St. Lucie Medical Center in Port
St. Lucie. He weighed 7 lbs., 7 ozs.,
and was 20 inches long. ,
Justin was welcomed home by
his sister, Taylor Nicole.
Maternal grandparents are
Carol and Fred Thompson of
Hawthorne.
Paternal grandparents are Sam
and Margaret Elgin, formerly of
Okeechobee.


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Submitted photo
Tamarion Kinsler
Tamarion Kinsler
Vernetta Pryor and Tony Kinsler,
Jr., of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son
Tamarion.
He was born on Aug. 7, 2006, at
St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St.
Lucie. He weighed 6 lbs., 5 ozs.,
and was 18 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Angela Smith and Brian Smith, Sr.,
of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Myr-
tis Williams and Tony Kinsler, Sr., of
Pahokee.
Great-grandparents are Verlean
Pryor of Okeechobee and Hazel
McNeil of Okeechobee.


Submitted photo
Issayanna McQueen
Issayanna McQueen
Shemeka Pryor and Terry
McQueen of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter Issayanna.


She was born on Oct. 17, 2006,
at Florida Hospital in Sebring. She
weighed 5 lbs., 15 ozs., and was 20
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Angela Smith and Brian Smith, Sr.


of Okeechobee.
* Paternal grandparents are Ken-
neth McQueen, Sr., and Stephanie
Thomas of Fort Lauderdale.
Great-grandparents are Verlean
PryorandHazelMcNeilofOkeechobee.


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The wedding Is planned for the Submitted photo
summer of 2007. Lena Waugh and Steve Symington
The bride-to-be is a 2002 grad- Lena Waugh and son of Kay Wurn of Swanton,
uate of home school. She attend- Ohio.
ed IRCC and is employed at a den- Steve Symington The bride-to-be is self
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The groom is employed as a
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City Lighting Ceremony: 7bes-.
day, Nov 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
in City Hall Park. Okeechobee
County School's chorus group will
be participating. Santa will also be
attending.
City Hall Park Santa: Thesday,
Nov. 28 following the Lighting Cer-
emony, and Nov. 29 and 30; Dec. 1,
4,5,6, 7, 8,11, 12,13 and 14 from 6
until 8 p.m. Pictures with Santa are


$ 1. Goody bags will be given to the
children.
The HoUday Tour of Homes: Ri-
day, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2,
from 6 until 8:30 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
Tree of life Ceremony: Monday,
Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. There
will be Christmas carols, candle
lighting and words of comfort from


local ministers. For information call
(772) 403-4500.
Main Street Caribbean Christ
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the Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, 610 S.W Second Ave. Tickets
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Judging vvill be on Dec. 9. For infor-


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Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
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Christmas parade: Dec.,9 beginning
at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a
craft show in Flagler Parks 2 and 3.
KM-dnis Santa in Park #4: Dec.
9 following the lighted Christmas
parade, then again on Dec. 15, 16,
18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 6
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Poker run raises money for crash victim


By Sam Vuleta
Special to the Okeechobee News
On Friday evenings everyone
looks forward to getting the
weekly pay check and punching
the time clock at 5 p.m.
' It was a typical day for Carl
Nystrom as he left work and
headed home but less than 2.
miles from the office his life
would change forever. It was a
gorgeous sunny day and riding
the motorcycle home was always
enjoyable.
Carl didn't see it coming. An
SUV coming across U.S. 441 acci-
dentally struck the motorcycle he
was riding, severing his leg from
the knee down. Everyone in the
area stopped to give aid and both
Carl and the driver of the SUV
were in a state of total shock. Carl
was airlifted to St. Mary's where
his mother, Mary, worked. She
was encouraged as Carl was sta-
bilized and resting.
The local bikers of Okee-


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Eighty-five motorcyclists took part in the Saturday, Nov. 11,
poker run to raise money for Carl Nystrom.


chobee heard of the accident and
wanted to do something for this
kid who just moved to Okee-
chobee six months earlier from
West Palm Beach. The bikers
contacted Splinter Productions
and Beef O'Brady's who gladly
spearheaded a benefit poker run
to raise money and support for
Carl and his family and fiance
Jackie Besina. They have been
engaged for over a year.
Eighty-five motorcycles
arrived early Saturday, Nov. 11,


for a beautiful ride to the coast
and back. Arriving back to Beef
O'Brady's the music was playing
and the food cooking prize
give-aways and drawings were
announced and everyone partici-
pated.
The grand prize winner of the
$250 poker run Dan Corwin -
was thrilled to hear his named
called over the loud speaker.
Numerous cash and prize were
given away throughout the day."
The day ended with Splinter


Productions and Beef O'Brady's
presenting a check to the entire
family in the amount of $2,000.
Carl called us from .his hospital
bed asking us to thank and every-
one involved with the poker run
and all who donated support for
him in his time of need.
Talking with Carl was a great
encouragement for me, personal-
-ly. His attitude was extremely
positive and forgiving. At only 24
years of age, we can all learn a
lesson from this young man.
We would like to thank every-
one who made this possible. If
we failed to mention your name
please accept our apologies. This
was not intentional: Splinter Pro-
ductions, Beef O'Brady's,
Asmussen Engineering, .Custom.
Graphics and Signs, Morton Ag
Construction, Precision Painting,
Lawrence Insurance, Vanity
Salon, Eddie Accardi Dodge,
Eddie Cruz at Gilbert Chevrolet,
Terri at the Donut Connections,
William' Haynes, John Entry,


Scouts take part in area food drive


The Boy Scouts of America
food drive in the Okeechobee Dis-
trict collected a total of 5,982
pounds of food during their recent
food drive.
Units involved in the food drive
were: Cub Scout Pack 983, spon-
sored by VFW Post #10539, Okee-


chobee; Cub Scout Pack 964,
sponsored by American Legion,
Okeechobee; Cub Scout Pack 941,
sponsored by Elks Lodge, Okee-
chobee; Cub Scout Pack 917,
sponsored by Moose Lodge
#1753, Okeechobee; Cub Scout
Pack 909, sponsored by Buckhead


Ridge Fire Department, Buckhead
Ridge; Cub Scout Pack 950, spon-
sored by J. J. Wiggins Rec. Center,
Moore Haven; Cub Scout Pack
667, sponsored by First United
Methodist Church, Clewiston; Boy
Scout Troop 955, sponsored by
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Okeechobee; Boy Scout Troop
911, sponsored by Stitching Post,


Okeechobee; and Boy Scout Crew
903, sponsored by American
Legion, Okeechobee.
Cub Scout Pack 909 (a brand
new pack and the first Scout Pack
in fifteen years in Buckhead
Ridge) would especially like to
thank the gracious Buckhead
Ridge residents who donated
food.


If you, a deceased spouse or parent suffered from any of the fol-
lowing ailments on or before November 21, 1996 and
were advised by a treating doctor that the condition was
a result of cigarette smoking, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit
against big tobacco.
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RAndall Toombs and Tracy Bronso'n, "Jr. of Cub Scout Pack
909 of Buckhead Ridge helped deliver 854 pounds of food
collected to benefit The Cutler Soup Kitchen and Bath House
on S.R. 70 in Okeechobee.


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good folks at the City Police
Department who stopped traffic


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If you did not have the oppor-
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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 Sunday 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 and9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "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.
Friday, Nov. 24, matinee at 2 and
4:15 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 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

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 .through #3 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811, or Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.

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

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out assessment of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. For information
call (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must have a revaccina-


tion 12 months after the initial
vaccination. Thereafter, revacci-
nation requirements would con-
form to the vaccine manufactur-
er's direction. Vendors should be
reminded that any dog or cat
offered for sale is to be sold with a
health certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-

tion, call Animal Control at (863)
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vember 30th, December 1st,
2006, Montgomery, AL. Sin-
gle, tandem & tri-axle
dumps, truck tractors, low-
boys, crawler loaders & trac-
tors, excavators, motor
graders & scrapers, back-
hoes, rubber tired loaders,
right of way machines, drill-
ing EQ, forklifts, paving skid-
ders, feller bunchers, log
loaders, farm tractors. J.M.
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Wood AL LIC #1137.
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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.
NAMEPLATE CHARM, large,
gold, with 2 names. Okee-
chobee area. Please call
(863)634-6601
PUPPY- 8 mo old pitbull,
cream & white, family pet,
missed terribly, near Citgo-
Treasure ISL (863)357-1915
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of. head, long
blacktai. 863-467-0704


COMPOST- free, you must
haul (863)357-3770
CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
FREE KITTEN, Blonde, To
Good Home Only! Call Lisa
(863)675-4869 or 675-0224
HAMSTERS: 2 Males, 1 Black
& White, 1 Tan & White. Ba-
bies, approx. 8 wks. old. Too
good home. (863)801-1302
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
MIXED- 6 wks old, Free To
Good Home! (863)763-1370
PUPPIES, 8 weeks old, Golden
Retriever & Red Nose Pitbull
mixed, to good homes.
(863)467-6651
STOVE/MICROWAVE COMBO,
W hite, electric.
(863)674-0281


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tance. Call Toll Free
(866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
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( MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


FOOD PREPARATION ASSOCIATE
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
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


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



$2,900 WEEKLY GUARAN-
TEED! Address letters for
holiday cash. No experience
necessary. Free information.
Start immediately! Write:
A&G Publications, 2370-G
Hillcrest Rd. #147-H, Mo-
bile, AL 36695.
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
A/C SERVICE TECH/
INSTALLER
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401K (863)763-8391
AC TECHS & HELPERS
Commercial project located
in Sebring. Good pay and
benefits package
Call Jim for an interview
772-221-1660
BUCKHEAD RIDGE RESORT
Exp'd Cook
Call (863)763-2826
BUS DRIVER/AIDE
To work with disabled adults.
CDL a plus. Will train.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Stop by: 2825 SW 3rd Terrace
or call 863-467-9644
CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR & Local Drivers-
New Equipment; Great Bene-
fits; Premium Pay Package.
Call Oakley Transport,
(877)882-6537.
Coordinate Exchange Pro-
gram! International High
School Exchange Program
seeks enthusiastic coordina-
tors and ESL instructors. De-
velop exciting short-term
programs for international
students. (866)658-5444,
EasternregionLCE@cox.net.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
S863)763-1510 or drop it at
303 S. Parrott Ave. #G.
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
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
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
forcrst.com.


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Applications are now
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Okeechobee, FL 34974



ASSISTANT CONTROLLER/FINANCIAL ANALYST
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 e-mail their
resume to rich.hetherton(lykes.com orfaxto (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V


ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER

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
required.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
ton 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(lykes.com or fax to (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V




HOUSEKEEPING; Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/CONVENIENCE
STORE
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


AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS ANALYST
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 to rich.hetherton(lykes.com or fax to (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V


ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Brighton Reservation

Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
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
(954) 967-3477



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
I
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

EXPERIENCED RECEPTIONIST
Exceptional Pay All Benefits
20 year established business.
Send resume to the attention of
Jerry Peavey
2800 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee
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TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED
Must have Class A CDL
Benefits Available
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
I
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


EXP GROVE PERSONNEL
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay, Benefits Pkg,
Vacation, Local Work, DFWP
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm
(863)528-1015

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that's updated regulaly:
the classifleds.


Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
ment PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department W21.

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.


Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more hometime!
$.48/mi. 1 year experience.
More experience makes
more! Home weekends! Run
our Florida Region! Heart-
land Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
Pier II Resort Hiring!!!!
Experienced:
*Bilingual Head Housekeeper
*Maintenance
*Front Desk/Night Auditor
*Bartender
- Must Call-forAppoirinent
863-763-8003
Sales/Sales Managers/ No-
Fee Distributors $9K Wk
High/ $100K Yr $1 Million
Yr/Future 2-3 Pre-Set Leads
Daily- Overrides/Bonus-
es/Mgrs Not Multi-Level
(800)233-9978.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items in
the classifelds.


OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders

SEASONAL CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES
H&R Block, the world's
largest tax preparation
company, is now
hiring seasonal
part-time positions
for Accelerated Tax
Professionals and
Receptionists. Call
863-447-0495 for an
interview today!

H&R BLOCK

SPANISH SPEAKING STU-
DENT OR PERSON for
weekend work at Flea Market
in Okeechobee. Light clean-
ing and sales, Must speak
some English. Call
(561)676-0427
TRUCK DRIVER P/T
Clean CDL
Call 863-634-3245
Financial




Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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equip, electronics etc. Call
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BUILDING CONTRACTORS
^ Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms I
Si..I P ul Garages Seawalls
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CASH NOW FOR FUTURE'
PAYMENTS! We will buy
your Annuity, Structured Set-
tlement, Lottery or Owner
Held Mortgage Note. Call
R&P Capital Resources Inc.
(800)338-5815.

Services



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




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


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



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Your Rights Now! Criminal...
Personal Injury... Bankrupt-
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Hurt.. Harassed.. Job.. Immi-
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MATTERS A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service Private Trial
Lawyers Statewide 24 Hours
(800)733-6337


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World Famous
Broted Chicken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy,441S.E.



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



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 a 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 & 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
DR TABLE, Mahogany, 105
yrs. old, pedestal style, old
fashioned crarnk, 2 leafs,
$1000 neg. (863)234-3470


DRYER Works great, $20.
Call 863-610-1465.
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
(863)634-8024
REFRIGERATOR & RANGE,
Kenmore, water & ice in door
& elec. flat top range, $600
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
REFRIGERATOR, GE with ice
maker, $70. Call
863-610-1465.


STOVE, Frigidaire, brand new,
$150. (863)634-7325
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


BICYCLE, 3 Wheels w/Basket.
Folds for storage. Excellent
condition. $165.
(863)357-4564


SPECIAL BUILDING
SALE.."DON'T MISS IT!" De-
cember delivery or deposit
holds till spring. 25'x40'x12'
$4800. 40'x60'x16' $12,800.
Front end optional. Other siz-
es limited. Pioneer.
(800)668-5422.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.



CROWN MOLDING, (36) 16ft.
lengths. Primed & ready to
paint. Half price at $375 for
all. (863)675-2491
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
(352)498-0778 Toll Free
888)393-0335.
Replacement Casement Win-
dows: Andersen: 1) 27 1/4" W
x 58 1/2"H & 4) 27 1/4"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.

rnsallation of Storm
Sutfmers & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
WATER PUMP- 11 hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415
WOOD FLOORING
Red Oak Rustic
2-1/4x3/4 @ $1.25/sf,
also in stock
Stair parts, Treads & Risers.
Mr. Hardwoods
(800)226-9664


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



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.
(863)634-7325


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


COMPUTER DESK, 3' long x
4'/2'tall. $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $175
(863)843-0158
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
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
ware, extra ink, $30
(863)467-7415


BED, King size, with mattress.
$150 (863)467-6375
BED, twin, child's, w/slide,
Ikea brand, natural wood,
exc. cond., $50
(863)675-3944
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's., $600 (863)763-6507
COUCH- Queen, Medium blue,
Like new, $100. Okee.
(863)357-6997


antiques
sugar magnolia salvage boutique

cottage style funiture, vintage,

collectibles, etc.

bond street clewiston fl

located behind pzazz

elizabeth 863-634-9917


CHAIRS (2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable, upholstered seats.
Great condition. $25 for both,
will sep. (863)763-1055
DAYBED: Like new. Only 1
year old. $300.
(863)675-0777
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
DRESSING TABLE, with mirror
& stool, cherry, good condi-
tion, $50. (863)763-0141
after 6pmr
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
fits a 27" TV, you haul
(863)675-4675
KITCHEN TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
all white, with insert, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-1447
KITTEN- Male, Dark orange &
white. approx 8 wks old.
$15. (443)262-2740
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat, chair, all recline, oak
coffee & 2 end tables. $500
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps S17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

RIDER/GLIDER ROCKER- Ma-
ple, w/Ottoman, Removable
pads. Good condition. $65.
(863)357-8788
ROCKER, Old, Wooden: Only
$30. (863)763-9371
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777
WATERBED- King size, 4 post,
Solid dark wood, Carved head-
board. Semi flow. Waveless
$100. (863)467-8464


SET OF GOLF CLUBS com-
plete, woods, irons, etc.
Good cond. $125.
863-467-9892


GUNS 2 1) TAURUS .38 Ultra
Light Titanium, & 1) ROMA-
NIAN Semi Auto AK47 $725
will sep. (863)234-1230
HAND GUN- Springfields Ar-
mory Ultra compact model
1911 Al 45 cal. Auto. Ported
$900. (863)467-1958
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
(937)215-0307
SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate. Call for more info.
(863)467-1958
WINCHESTER, Model 12, 12
gauge, scope. $350
(863)467-4328



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


GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $90
863-634-9316.
Find it faster. Sen it soon-
er in the classified


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
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


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907


ELECTRIC LIFT- For wheel-
chair or scooter. Hardly
used. Good condition. $650.
(863)357-8788


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907
FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whl.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Job place-
ment assistance. CALL
Aviation Institute of Mainte-
nance (888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
for outdoors, 2 lighted rein-
deer & 1 lighted sleigh, $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 great, $400 or best
offer. (863)763-7758
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
EPIPHONE 330 GUITAR- Semi
Hollow body, Classic, $450
(863)467-9402
PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
crophones. $1500
(863)675-0604
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
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DIGITAL PIANO/ORGAN-
Kawaii, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
239-425-5605.
ENGLEHARDT UPRIGHT
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
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
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle, 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
CHIHUAHUA- Puppy, M,
8wks.,Redfawn/blk mask,
personality, Shots/Vet. Cert
$350.(863)357-0037
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,
48"L. "GREAT CRATE"
#6000. Like new. $75
(863)675-0627
Don't Miss

This One
PIT BULL PUPPIES: Wnhie
1 Female, 2 Males,
Shots & dewormed. $125
863-824-0505/863-697-1984
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- Male, 5
mo., 7lbs, Neutered, All
shots, No papers. $250.
(863)467-4498
SHEPHERD MIX F, 2 yrs,
Shots up to date, Unable to
care for, loving home only,
Loves Kids, (561)722-3361
--S^fl^


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


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I HoISale


HOT TUB, seats 7, you remove
& haul. $100 (863)675-0215

iMM= ii


POOL TABLE,
(863)801-1398


$150.


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


BAND SAW, 12", 1V/ 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.
(863)467-5299


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 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







Hor eTrader
FREE
On Line Ad Service
Buy Sell Trade

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
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
SADDLE- New, 20" Australian,
(Western 18") W/matching
breast plate. $300.
(863)983-8646
SORREL QUARTER HORSE-
4 yr old pony, 14 hands,
broke to ride, finish her your
way. $700. 239-465-1393





30 HEAD TWO
YEAR OLDS
THOROUGHLY DEVELOPED
AND TESTED
All Sales by Private Treatyj

Within 150 mijes'.
HAYMAN'S 711 RANCH
KENANSVILLE, FL
407.709.2040




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


MULCHING MOWER: Lawn
Hog, Electric, 18", Model
MM575, Light weight. Easy
to use. Cost $218. Used 2 or
3 times. Will sell for $90.
(863)763-1055
RIDING LAWN MOWER, 22hp,
Sears, WEEDWACKER &
DUMP TRASH WAGON,
$1750. (561)573-4914
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
42" cut, 19 HP, two cylinder
Briggs, Auto trans, $550
(863)697-9884


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


Aprtens 09 05'


OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: Lake Access
Large 1BR in town, furnished,
no pets, $750/month + 1st,
sec. & utilities. 863-634-0322

READING A
NEWSPAPER...
leads you
to the
best product
lIFA and servlso.


DOWN TOWN OKEECHOBEE:
2 Bdrm., 1/ Ba. Annual lease.
No pets. 1st, last & sec. dep.
$750 mo. (863)697-1129


Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/gar. in nice neighborhood.
No pets. $1100/mo. Yr. lease.
F/L/S. 863-610-1000
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, 2 car,
CA&H, BHR, boat hse, No
pets, $1300/mo
(561)324-8509
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
TAYLOR ISLES: 2 BR, 1 BA,
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,
Wellwtr,Fenced.561-236-8708
-0


-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


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Five Elves Display
Decoaicte those in slyla Iis holiday season with
hin '1: III.....' outdoor display fealuning ire
Christmas eles A fun and easy iao spread sonic
ceer around io neighborhood, he ElCes display
includes five of Sanla's isi t al helpers. Each e lf ii
about 20 inches lall.

wood, smooth oilieubbleu cul iih outlandpaint
the sides and backs, Mata sts or stands from Ihe
, ,,.. i ... .. 1, i,-' ., ,II
eles gel busy!
Five Eles Displa) (o, I0)... $16(5
N I IIi 1 1 ,.n ii ;, li'.1
Candy Canes (No,292)... $8.95/dszen
Sana Display (No.C20)o...$5995

Pleas add .00 s&h excepti catalognly orders)
To ordar, cirl ienins), Please b sure to
clip & send wcl eck lo: include your name,
M-I ld Fealuns addressandt Ie iiane of
5I l Stagg SI, Ibis revepre. Aln'
Van Nu)s, CA91405 l oweekst ordelinvry,
Or call(800) 82U-BILD
S a.ibild.e
Money Back Gulmnnle ni


I Houes- al


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!
634-0260


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


House Sae 102


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Fla room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/llft,.
fenced rear yard, full sprinkler
system. Asking $155,000
(863)763-1673
Possible Owner Financing
DIXIE RANCH: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
on 2 Lots/Great neighborhood.
$185,000. Please contact
863-697-8776/863-697-8775
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.
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.
REDUCED Under Appraisal
3br, 1ba, w/Pool. Remodeled.
Must See Inside $174,000.
863-697-8654

I^and- Sal 104


Building lot near 15A
and two lots near
Everglades School.
Owner motivated &
must sell immediately.
Make Offer.
Call Gail Brown
697-0288
Realtor
vwwr If ParmeUK,
BERGER
REAL ESTATE
Philip Y. Berger, Lie. RE Broker
OKEECHOBEE PARK
1/2 acre For Sale by Owner
$39,500.
(863)763-3334


*LAND AUCTION* 230 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(800)937-1603 www.LAND-
UCTION.com NRLL East,
LLC:AB2509, Bule-
ziuk:AU3448, John-
ston : AU 3 4 4 9,
Mauck:AU3447.
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
OKEECHOBEE, Lazy Seven
Area, (3) /2 acre lots,
appraised at $55k each, now
$50k each. (863)357-8229
The classifleds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.



120 Acres Northeast Alabama
private lake frontage, pano-
ramic views, abundant deer,
turkey, good fishing, good
timber value, excellent in-
vestment $240,000 call Phil-
lip (256)239-7808.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre-
Construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
GA/FL Border. Pre-Construc-
tion Grand Opening. 20 AC
$99,900. Pay No Closing
Costs. Terrific opp'ty to own
20 acres in GA. Coastal re-
gion. New survey, subdivi-
sion potential, excel
financing at the unbelievable
price of $99,900. CALL
NOW! (800)898-4409
X1002 CLP-GA Land Servic-
es LLC. Licensed Real Estate
Broker.


Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
Call (800)709-5253.
NORTH CAROLINA- BEAUTI-
FUL BLUE RIDGE Mountain,
Views. 3.2 Acre Mountain
Estate. Heavily Wooded with
Stream. EZ Financing-
$29,900. (800)230-6380,
ext.620.
TENNESSEE Affordable lake &
mountain properties. Low
property taxes. No state in-
come tax Four seasons-
Southern hospitality. For
more info Call Lakeside Re-
alty (888)291-5253
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
VA MOUNTAINS Large 5 acre
tract along very large trout
stream with private elevated
homesite, good access,
view, trees, nearby river,
$89,500 (866)789-8535.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres 49,900; 50
acres $59,900. Snow-
capped mountain views. Sur-
rounded by gov't land. Abun-
dant wildlife. Recreational
paradise. Low taxes. EZ
terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263.



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 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




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


BHR 2/2 Doublewide
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031
FOUR SEASONS- Newer 3/2,
DWMH, screen porch, car-
port, 1st, last & sec., $800
(863)634-8853 or
dave@lstunitedfinancial.net
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.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337
MOBILE HOME, 1br, w/d incl,
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. 910-391-8395 Cell
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.
(863)763-6912/447-0055


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 30315



AIR BOAT: 12 Ft., Fiberglass,
150 gp, 2 Poly Mare, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-4792
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. & tri., $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 BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289


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BASS TRACKER, '89, Tourna-
ment V. Alum., 17', 60hp Evin-
rude, New trailer, Trolling
motor. $3100. (941)815-2909
BAYLINER CABIN CRUISER,
23', with-galvanized trailer,
$500. (863)612-5676
BOAT: '05, 18 Ft., Aluminum,
90 hp Yamaha w/Center Con-
sole. Factory warrantee. Like
new! $8,775.561-346-6476
BOSTON WHALER- 17ft, Mon-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
(863)763-8568
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)
863-946-1539
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
In water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
(863)357-3163
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
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


FIJIAN RV PARK, 34' 5th
Wheel, 2 slides, screen room,
on water, seasonal unit.
$25,000 neg. (863)763-6200
P/U CAMPER- Sportsman, '02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Frig., 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
TRAVEL TRAILER 1995, 26
Ft., Sleeps 6, Great condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
Call Ketiny (772)260-4792


CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen endcl., all
extras. Like new, $10K neg
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRLR-
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.
(863)467-0602


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

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ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
arate. (863)674-0281
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 2000 XR 70- dirtbike,
exc cond., $1100
(304)667-7855
HONDA ELITE 250 '85- Scoot-
er, 6900 miles, stereo, exc
cond., $1350
(304)667-7855
SCOOTER-,'04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
SUZUKI ILVD C50T, '05,
blk./chrome, saddle bags,
windshield, shaft drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi, clean,
40+mpg. $4800 negotiable.
863-467-9390
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen'Ieat, great on gas!!
$2500 (863)357-3773



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.
(863)447-6385
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


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 4065
Vans 4070



CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, runs, $1700
(863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER WAGON -
'92, needs work. $200.
(863)467-4864.
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'92, clean car, good trans-
portation, 100k mi., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$950 or best offer.
(863)697-3090
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA ACCORD, '93, new
tires, needs work, $500.
(863)675-2844
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
(863)697-9122
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC, straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer
(863)634-7598
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1995
Needs minor repairs. Runs
Stood. Very good condition.
1500 neg. (863)634-5289
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-6747
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.
(863)634-4518
VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion. 61K mi., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-6580


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


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
WINDOW: Rear, For Chevy
Cavalier 2003, Tinted. Excel-
lent condition. $95 Call
8am-5pm (863)467-2511


CHEVY P/U '81, Lots of new
parts, new tires, needs paint
job. $2000 or best offer.
(863)357-3773
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $20K. Must See!
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
DODGE RAM PICKUP, '87,
runs good, cold a/c, good
body condition, $800.
(863)612-5676
FORD 350 POWER STROKE
DIESEL '00- asking $8000
(863)763-9527
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. $200.
(863)467-4994
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $800.
Neg. (863)467-8464


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I Pb ic o ice


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at
City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and
thereafter to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 960:
AN ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING AND ABANDONING THE STREETS,
RIGHTS-OF-WAY OR EASEMENT WITHIN THE OKEECHOBEE COMMERCE CEN-
TER, BEING A PORTION OF LAND CONSISTING OF A CUL-DE-SAC LYING IN
AND ADJOINING LOTS 17 THROUGH 20, OKEECHOBEE COMMERCE CENTER,
AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH NORTHEAST 11TH COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FLORI-
DA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AT PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 10
THROUGH 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, AND IS
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREAFTER; RESERVING UNTO THE CITY
ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC
UTILITY AND/OR DRAINAGE PURPOSES; AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO
RECORD THE ORDINANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance pertains to Street Closing Application No. 82, submitted by the City of
Okeechobee. The purpose of the ordinance is to close that portion of Northeast
11th Court consisting of the cul-de-sac adjoining Lots 17 through 20, City of
Okeechobee Commerce Center
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and parcipate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:3Opm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED-that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-80-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
176751 ON 11/22/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at
City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and
thereafter to consider final reading of the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 964:
AN ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING AND ABANDONING THE ALLEYS OR AL-
LEYWAYS AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, WITHIN BLOCK 206, FIRST ADDITION TO
OKEECHOBEE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 11, PUBLIC RECORDS,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO
RECORD THE ORDINANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance pertains to Alley Closing Application No. 83, submitted by Bradley
Goodbread, on behalf of property owner eorge A. Goodbread. The purpose of
the ordinance is to close the North to South alleyway located East of Parrott Ave-
nue between Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast 3rd Street, more particularly
described as follows: directly West of Block 206, between Lots 4 to within the
First Addition to Okeechobee. ,
All members of thepublic are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:3Opm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by theCity C council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; If hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-O800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
176755 ON 11/22/06

NOTICE OF INTENTTO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sec-
tion 197.3632(3(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorpo-
rated area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following ser-
vices: drainage road improvements street lighting canal cleaning and canal
maintenance enhanced or substitute solid waste collection and disposal com-
mencing for the fiscal year beginning on October 01, 2007. The County will con-
sider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting
such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public
hearing to be held on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such
resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the
boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of
resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the
levy, are on file at the Office of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to
any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is
to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact Debbie Jenkins at (863) 763-2131 at least seven (7) days prior to
the date of the hearing.
Dated this 13th day of November, 2006.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
175451 ON 11/15,22,29;12/6/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at
City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and
thereafterto consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 962:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING ORDI-
NANCE NO. 716, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PARTICULARLY ARTI-
CLE III, DIVISION 8, SECTION 90-253 SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES, AND
SECTION 90-512 SPACE REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
pIor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; it hearing or voice impaired, call
D 1-800-222-3448(voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
176753 ON 11/22/06

COMCAST
Attention Comcast customers in the City of Pahokee: The City of Pahokee Govern-
ment Access channel will test launch on December 1, 2006 on channel 18 on
Broadcast Basic. The official launch of this channel will be December 30, 2006.
Comcast also announces the following change to the channel line-up effective De-
ceber 28, 2006 for customers in the communities of Belle Glade, Pahokee, Cle-
wiston, Okeechobee and each of its surrounding areas:
WSCV Telemundo 51 Miami) will move from Expanded Basic channel 39 to
Broadcast Basic channel 17.
177027 ON 11/22; CB/CGS 11/30/06


FORD F150, 1993 300 en-
ine, 5 spd., runs good,
2,300/best offer. Call
863-467-2687.
FORD F150 '94 XLT- P/W,
P/S, new tires, runs well,
good body, $2950 neg
(863)675-1168

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 Laredo,
'98, Exc. cond., V-6, All pwr,
Cruise, A/C, 128K, $5,500
neg. 863-763-3191/697-6680



UTILITY TRAILER- 12x20, air
cond, carpet, asking $8000
(863)763-9527



PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '95,
V6, All power, A/C, Seats 5,
159k, Well kept. $2500 neg.
863-763-3191/697-6680

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2006-CP-230
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY C. BRADBURY
Deceased
NOTICE OF ACTION
(formal notice by publication)
TO: Daniel Miley, address unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Notice of Ad-
ministration has been filed in this
court. You are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, on pe-
titioner's attorney, whose name and
address are:
Robert 0. Hines, 315 South Hyde Park
Ave., Tampa,FL 33606
on or before November 30, 2006, and to
tile the original of the written defenses
with the clerk of this court either be-
fore service or immediately thereafter.
Failure to serve and file written defens-
es as required may result in a judg-
ment or order for the relief demanded,
without further notice.
Signed on October 12,2006.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
As Clerk of the Court
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
172865ON 11/1,8,15,22/06





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LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2rid
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 8th day of December
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
& Vins as follows:
1995 Gray Ford Ranger
1FTCR10A5SUA64452
1997 White Mazda B-Series
4F4CR12A3VTM23246
1981 Gold Cadillac DeVille
1G6AD4797B9221049
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
177008 ON 11/22/06
REQUEST FOR BIDS
LAWN MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
KING'S BAY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOC.
Service Period: One (1) year, renewable
upon mutual agreement.
Bids Accepted Through: December 29,
2006
Instructions: Bids may be mailed to
King's Bay Homeowners Assoc., 4466
SE 50th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974
or they may be hand delivered to drop
box located on King's Bay office door.
Service Requirements: This contract will
be for full service lawn and tree main-
tenance of designated areas within
King's Bay. Contract requirements
available at King's Bay Office. You may
call our office for further information:
(863) 763-3878.
175734 ON 11/22,27;12/1/06




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