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NFL,DOApromote
healthier living
TALLAHASSEE The Flori-
da Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services has
teamed up with the National
Football League (NFL) and a
coalition of South Florida organ-
izations to promote healthy
nutrition and exercise through
the "Super Bowl XLI Kickoff to
Better Health" initiative, said
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Brongon.
"This initiative is the latest in
our department's ongoing
campaign to raise public
awareness about the impor-
tance of proper nutrition and
healthy lifestyle," Bronson said.
"The excitement generated by
South Florida's hosting of the,
Super Bowl is a great opportu-
nity to help spread this message
to segments of the population
that are disproportionately
affected by obesity and related
health problems."
The "Super BowlXLI Kickoff
to Better Health" initiative pro-
grams are projected to impact
the lives of more than 20,000
people in South Florida during
its three-month healthy lifestyle
campaign.
The first project, "Mission to
Health," starts this month and
continues through the end of
January at African Americans
and Caribbean descent
churches in Miami-Dade
County. The Florida Heart
Research Institute in conjunc-
tion with the Miami-Dade
County Health Department will
screen for blood pressure,
body mass index, cholesterol
and glucose to identify those at
risk for heart disease, stroke,
diabetes and obesity.
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Drought Index
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Source: Florida Division
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Lake levels


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Lake level
LastYear:
16.97 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Thursday, November 23, 2006.


504 Plus tax


Board proposes impact fees


sus and population estimates
from the Bureau of Economic
and Business Research of the
University of Florida, the consult-
ants estimated that Okeechobee
County's population is expected
to increase by 11,685 residents
between 2005 and 2015. Based
on an average household size of
2.68 persons, this translates in an
expected increase of 436 housing
units by 2015. In that time, the
school population is expected to
increase by 1,981 students.


New home fees The fees, if adopted, would be
earmarked for new school con-
would help pay struction.
fornew schools Proposed fees are: $3,384
oper new single family home;
ByKatrinaElsken $1,977 per unit for multi-family
k N s homes; and, $2,366 per new
Okeechobee News m mobile home. *
The Okeechobee County The impact fee. pr.pos is
School Board Tuesday adopted a based on a study conducte'; for
resolution asking the Okee- the board by Walter H.' K after,
chobee County Board of County Inc., Consulting Engineers 'and
Commissioners to adopt impact Planners, of Coral Springs.
fees to help pay for new schools. Using data from the U.S. Cen-


CES students: A time to be thankful


Thanksgiving was celebrated Monday at-the kindergarten wing of Central Elemen-
tary School with decorations, Pilgrim hats, Indian feathers and a traditional Thanks-
giving dinner. "


Okeechobee County School Superintendent Dr. Patricia Cooper (right) share Thanks-
giving dinner with school board member Joe Arnold (left) at the annual Central Ele-
mentary School kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast Monday morning.




New park idea is pitched


to county commissioners


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In an all day meeting on
Tuesday, Nov. .21, the Okee-
chobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners covered a.
variety of topics including beau-
tification of the county and
highways impact fees.
Devin Maxwell, representing
Okeechobee Main Street, said
his organization was dedication
to preserving and revitalizing
downtown Okeechobee. They
want to encourage historic
preservation while encouraging
economic growth.
He said his organization has
been considering the use of the
block south of the courthouse
for a park. The conceptual
plans include the northern part
of the block, which the county
owns, and plans for use of the
southern half of the block. Mr.
Maxwell said such a park would
give an unobstructed view of an
"architectural gem," as he
described the courthouse.
He introduced urban devel-
oper Scott Day who presented


conceptual drawings of how
the property might be devel-
oped. He said the proposed
park would "open up" the
courthouse to Flagler Park.
Conceptual plans include
extension of the palm tree-lined
walkway from the courthouse
entrance, and fountain in the
center of the park shaped like
Lake Okeechobee. The plans
also included a gazebo in one
corner and an amphitheatre in
the other corner.
The amphitheater would
reflect the architectural features
of the courthouse.
Mr. Day referred to the pro-
posed park as the "communi-
ty's living room."
When Commissioner Clif
Betts brought up the cost .of
fountain maintenance, Terry
Burroughs of Okeechobee
Main Street noted that current
technology would make foun-
tain maintenance easier.
Mr. Maxwell stressed that
these drawings were in the con-
ceptual state.
Turning to another beautifi-
cation matter, commissioners


discussed an ordinance that
would regulate murals painted
on the sides of buildings.
Mr. Burroughs explained
how Main Street is involved in
preservation of the murals. The
reason for the proposed ordi-
nance was to have some con-
sistency in murals. The city also
has such an ordinance on
murals which is based on Main
Street guidelines. These guide-
lines, according to Mr. Bur-
roughs, came from Lake Placid.
He said in the city, the city
planning board has the final
approval on murals and that the
organization can deny a request
for a mural if it is not consistent
with Main Street guidelines.
Planning director Bill Royce
stressed that murals should not
advertise a business.
Mr. Betts suggested that
murals be restricted to com-
mercial corridors.
Staff was directed to draft
an ordinance that would be
consistent as much as possible
with the city ordinance. In
See Park Page 2


The consultants computed
the average number of new stu-
dents expected to go into the
school system in that time frame,
and the average number of chil-
dren per household in the three
most common types of resi-
dences in Okeechobee single
family homes, mobile homes
and multi-family homes.
' The consultants also looked at
other types of housing such as RV
Parks and house boats, but did
not recommend school impact


fees for those housing categories.
The Okeechobee County
School System currently has five
elementary schools, two middle
schools, one freshman campus,
one high school (grades 10-12)
and one alternative high school.
The district currently has about
7,000 students. The school board
currently employs about 900 per-
sons, including 330 teachers.
The consultants also consid-
See Fees -Page 2


School board



prepares for



ACLU lawsuit


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
The American Civil Liber-
ties Association (ACLU) and
Liberty Counsel will square off
in federal court to determine
the fate of the Gay/Straight
Alliance Club at Okeechobee
High School (OHS).
After being denied permis-
sion for the club to meet at
OHS, club organizer Yasmin
Gonzalez sought help from
the ACLU to sue the Okee-
chobee County Board. The
lawsuit, filed Nov. 15, in Unit-
ed States District Court, seeks
equal access for the
Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) to
meet at the high school.
According to the lawsuit,
other non-academic clubs are
allowed to meet on school
grounds.


"The purpose of the Okee-
chobee GSA is to provide a
safe, supportive environment
for students to talk about
homophobia and related
harassment and violence and
to work together to promote
tolerance, understanding and
acceptance of one another,
regardless of sexual orienta-
tion," the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit claims that
OHS officials have denied the
GSA access to high school
facilities on an equal basis
with other non-curricular
school clubs.
At their Tuesday, Nov. 21,
meeting, the Okeechobee
County School Board voted to
contract with Liberty Counsel
to represent the school board
in the lawsuit.
See Lawsuit-Page 2


OHS students



honored by



school board


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School
students were recognized for
their achievements at the Tues-
day, Nov. 21, meeting of the
Okeechobee County School
Board.
Rachel Lowe was commend-
ed for receiving a full scholarship
to Stetson University.
Omar Guerrero was recog-
nized for being named a
Wendy's High School Heisman
State Finalist one of only 20
such finalists in Florida.
The Okeechobee High


School boys and girls cross
country teams were honored for
winning first place in the inaugu-
ral "Running of the Bulls" cross-
country event, held in Okee-
chobee on Oct. 21.
The girls cross-country team
includes Sandra Torres, Rachel
Fairchild, Laura Serrano, Heather
Tinsley, Olivia Skeen, Anna Lugo,
Megan Travers, Graciela Varela,
Brittany Carrier, Guadalupe
Almazan, Vlaney Pineda, Laura
Saucedo, Cassie Helbe and Jor-
dan Aspden.
See Students Page 2


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Gobble, gobble
Tom Turkey would like to extend his best wishes for a
"Happy Thanksgiving."








2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 23,2006


SNews Briefs


Florida Archives I n I
Seminole women set out Thanksgiving Day dinner in the mid- 'M w
1950s. Note on back of picture says, "Wild turkey (which is Seminole men folk wait while the women prepare Thanksgiv-
not a Seminole tradition), venison & pie." ing dinner in the 1950s at Brighton Reservation.


Seminoles have own feast traditions


By MaiyAnn Morris
INI Florida.
Feasting is common to most
celebrations.
Food is a human tradition that
cuts right through every cultural
barrier. Of course, not everyone
likes the same thing. That's where
tradition comes- in. Tradition
comes from what foods are avail-
able. That's why in New England,
oyster stuffing might be more
common than the Southern corn-
bread stuffing and bread stuffing
is traditional in the Northeast. And
all shades in between.
Native Americans had their
holiday traditions as well. Their
holiday traditions were different
than those of the white settlers.
This lead some European settlers
to assume Native Americans were
"savages" since their food, holi-
days, language, traditions were
different. Native American culture
was rich and varied as the land
they called home, America..
The, Seminole people of Flori-
da had traditions and their foods
were the foods that grew or could
be caught here in Florida. Much of
their culture seems to have been
lost, perhaps because their lan-
guage was not written.
Old photographs of Thanksgiv-
ing celebrations indicate that
Seminoles have adopted this
uniquely American tradition.
Seminole foods involved sal-
ads, breads, soups, sweets, veg-
etables and meat: deer, alligator,
fish, frog legs, sweet berries and
honey.
"They don't eat turkey or rab-
bit," though said Ann McCudden,
director of the Ah-ta-thi-ki Semi-
nole Museum on the Big Cypress
Seminole Reservation.
They dried and ground Coon-
tie, a Florida shrub to make flour
which they made into bread. Fried
bread is most common. Years
ago, a pot of "Sof-kee" would be


Park
Continued From Page 1
addition, it was suggested that
the county planning board have
control over murals.
In another look into the future,
commissioners heard a presenta-
tion from Pat Steed, executive
director of the Central Floirida
Regional Planning Council, on a
Proportionate Fair Share Trans-
portation Mitigation Program.
This program must be adopted by
ordinance in Okeechobee County
according to state law. The pro-
gram would ensure that develop-
er pay a fair share for transporta-
tion improvements attributable to
the impacts of their development.
"It's the law and we've got do
it," said Mr. Royce.
A public hearing will be sched-
uled for Dec. 14 to discuss the
proposed ordinance.
Finally, it appears that there


Lawsuit
Continued From Page 1
According to their Web site,
Liberty Counsel is "a nonprofit
litigation, education and policy
organization dedicated to
advancing religious freedom, the
sanctity of human life and the


Fees
Continued From Page 1
ered the funding sources current-
ly used by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School System, including local,
state and federal funds.
The need and cost for needed
school facilities were projected
based on the projected student


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 Sat-
urday, 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).679-4411 or Larry Ford at
(863) 386-6016.
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to 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 con-
cerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.
Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program (GRH)
designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy families
and individuals in buying existing or building new homes in rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obligations.
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and information
about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website atwww.rurdevl.usda.gov/pa.


Men folk: Irvin Peithmann, a visitor to Brighton Reservation, arid Chief Oscedoa Wait with chil-
dren for dinner on Thanksgiving Day at sometime in the 1950s.


kept hot over the fire in case any
one was hungry. Sofkee is por-
ridge, kind of like a cooked cereal
made with corn or hominy, salt
and water. They did not eat three
meals a day, but ate as they were
hungry.
Most formal cooking was done
on special occasions according to
the Ah-ta-thi-ki Museum Web site.
From the Seminole people we
learned to make swamp cabbage.
Here is a recipe from the A-ta-thi-
ki Web site:
Taal-holelke (Boiled
Swamp Cabbage)
Cut out the heart of the tab-
bage palm. Strip off the outer
hard tough fronds to reach the


will be no more surprises at the
end of the commission meetings
as has happened sometimes in
the past.
At the conclusion of the meet-
ing, in the time reserved for com-
missioners' comments, newly-
elected chairman Ray Domer
suggested that no involved topic
be introduced at that time if it is
not on the agenda. He suggested
that only simple, non-agenda top-
ics be discussed at that time.
Commissioner Betts added
that the same should hold for the
beginning of meetings.
In other action, the board:
purchased 10 user licenses
from CRW Associates for $20,000
for planning and development;
purchased Mobile Trak-It
software from CRW Associates
for $15,000;
authorized either the pur-
chase or lease, whichever is most
cost effective, of a telephone sys-
tem for the county annex;


traditional family. Established in
1989, Liberty Counsel is a nation-
al organization with offices in
Florida and Virginia, and hun-
dreds of affiliate attorneys in all
50 states. Recognized by the IRS
as a 501(c)(3) organization, Lib-
erty Counsel is funded by dona-
tions from concerned individu-
als, churches and organizations


enrollment by grade level. The
projected costs for new school
facilities were based on estimat-
ed land acquisition costs and
estimated construction costs for
new schools.
After taking into consideration
all local, state and federal funding
that would be associated with
each additional student, the con-
sultants came up with a cost per


actual white heart. This is the.
tenderest part and should be cut
into 1/2-inch. strips or cubes.
Cook slowly in very little water
for 20-30 minutes, adding two
tablespoons of cane syrup or
sugar and salt to taste. Stir fre-
quently to prevent sticking.
(Swamp cabbage appears on
your grocery shelves as "Hearts
of Palm.")
Alligator Tail
2 pounds alligator tail meat
Juice of lemon
1 cup flour
1 garlic clove
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, beaten
/2 cup lard or butter


leased additional office
space for county departments at
500 N.W Sixth Street at a cost of,
$1,500;
executed a grant agreement
with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) in
the amount of $283,747 for engi-
neering and. permitting for the
southwest Okeechobee
drainage project;
in connection with the
above item, commissioners trans-
ferred $93,637 from the Landfill
Trust Reserve to road mainte-
nance for the county's portion of
the match; and,
convened an executive ses-
sion to discuss labor negations
with the International Union of
Operating Engineers and Interna-
tional Association of Firefighters.
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across the country."
The school board has sched-
uled a special meeting Nov. 28 at
9 a.m. at the school board office
to discuss the lawsuit. At the
meeting, the board plans to go
into executive session in order to
meet in private with attorneys.
The meeting will not be open to
the public.


new student to build the required
new school facilities.
This is the "impact" of the
new housing units on the school
system.

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Cut tail into strips lengthwise, 4
x 2-inches wide. Sprinkle with
lemon juice.
Mix flour, garlic powder, papri-
ka, salt and pepper. Pat the alliga-
tor pieces dry and dip into flour,
then into beaten eggs. Let eggs
drip off and dip into flour again.
Heat lard or butter in a large
skillet and saute the alligator
pieces quickly. Do not overcook
or they will be tough. Serve
immediately.
Follow the above recipe and
brown the alligator meat as
directed. As soon as it is browned,
add 2 cups of water and /4 cup
fresh lemon juice to the skillet.
Cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours
or until very tender.


Students
Continued From Page 1
The boys team includes Bryan
Suarez, Aaron Suarez, James Gain-
er, Uriel Garcia, Oscar Garcia, Alan
Najera, Isabel Garcia, Eddy Guer-
rero and Chris Hodum.
Several staff members were also
honored by the school board.
Vianka Padgett, a paraprofes-
sional at Central Elementary
School, was honored for receiving
a General Excellence Award from
Indian River Community College
(IRCC).
The Osceola Middle School
Leadership Team was recognized
for helping their school earn a
repeat of their "A" Grade. The team
includes Theda Bass, Raia Black,
Magi Cable, Heather Siler-Dobbs,
Diane Leko, Kelly Milrot, Kelly
Stepp and Nicole Kamphuis.




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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 23, 2006 o


Does your pet Rover get 'dog tired?'


If your typically energetic dog
collapses into a deep sleep now
and then, he may have narcolep-
sy, a rare neurological disorder
that can affect animals and
humans alike.
"Narcolepsy is an involuntary
response causing a spontaneous
state of deep sleep," says Dr. Alice
Blue-McLendon, a veterinarian in
the College of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University.
"It affects more than 15
breeds of dogs, including
Labrador Retrievers, Dachs-
hunds, Doberman Pinschers,
and some small breeds. The dis-
ease is rarely seen in cats.
Researchers have identified the
gene that causes narcolepsy in
Doberman Pinschers, but have
not found the same link in other
breeds. When a patient's MRI and


CAT scans don't reveal an underly-
ing disease processes, the cause is
said to be unknown.
"In most cases, narcolepsy sur-
faces during an animal's youth,"
Blue-McLendon believes.
"It is believed that narcoleptic
'attacks' in pets can be precipitat-
ed by excitement such as antici-
pating a meal or the master's
return home."
While narcoleptic episodes in
pets may be more disturbing to
the pet owner than to the pet and
are not actually harmful, she says
even one narcoleptic event should
prompt a visit to the veterinarian.
"A pet that appears to be expe-
riencing an attack of narcolepsy
may actually be showing signs of
another, perhaps more serious,
condition," she adds.
"Heart problems, respiratory
distress and metabolic distur-


bances such as low blood sugar
are all possible causes that your
veterinarian will try to rule out,"
said Blue-McLendon.
Some animals grow out of
their narcolepsy, but usually not
without some veterinary treat-
ment. If your pet is diagnosed with
narcolepsy, there are medications
that may reduce the frequency of
attacks. Eventually, at the advice of
your veterinarian, it may be possi-
ble to slowly wean the patient off
of the medication, but relapses
may occur.
In addition to medication, she
recommends keeping the pet in
an environment that will not
become harmful in the event of a
narcoleptic episode. This means
restricting the pet from stairs,
ledges and any other surface from
which it can fall.
"If left untreated, the narcolep-


tic pet's condition has the poten-
tial to worsen, with attacks
increasing in frequency and sever-
ity," Blue-McLendon says. '
"The condition may even
become more difficult to control
with medication. Narcolepsy
cannot be prevented, except per-
haps through controlled breed-.
ing programs."
If y6u suspect your pet's nar-
colepsy is causing it undue stress,
remember narcoleptic pets can
often be completely unaware of
their condition. The old phrase of
letting sleeping dogs lie could be
harmful to your pet.
Pet Talk is a service of the Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine, Texas
A&M University. Stories can be
viewed on the World Wide Web at
http://communications.tamu.edu/
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Community Events


Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers
are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings are
held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Pop.-
per at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.


Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W., Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish
office at (863) 763-3727.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth education
classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For
information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.


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Obituaries


Peggy Lou Biggs
Peggy Lou Biggs, age 77, of
Fort Pierce and formerly of Okee-
chobee, died Monday, Nov. 20,
2006, at her son's residence in
Fort Pierce. She was born in
Bloomington, Ind. and was a resi-
dent of Fort Pierce for two years,
coming from Okeechobee. She
was a member of the VFW Auxil-
iary in Okeechobee and worked
at the KOA Campground for 14
years.
She was preceded in death by
parents Robert Wampler and
Marie (King) Wampler.
She is survived by her son,
Robert Biggs of Fort Pierce;
daughter, Theresa Richards of
Orlando; three grandchildren and
three great grandchildren.
Services will be held privately.
Memorials can be made to
Treasure Coast Hospices, 1201
S.E. Indian St, Stuart, Fla. 34994.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by All County Funeral Home
& Crematory, 1010 N.W. Federal
Highway, Stuart, Fla.
Helen Amole Hosier
Helen Amole Hosier, age 78, of
Okeechobee died Nov. 17, 2006,
at Raulerson Hospital. Mrs. Hosier


was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Cocoa
Beach to Charles Higby Amole, Sr.
and Martha Victoria Amole. She
was an aide Palm Beach
County Schools on the bus trans-
portation system. She was of the
Baptist faith, a member of the
Ladies of the Moose of West Palm
Beach and grew orchids.
Mrs. Hosier is survived by her
husband, Robert J. Hosier, Sr. of
Okeechobee; daughter, Jean
Hendry Caldwell of Okeechobee;
son,, Robert James Hosier, Jr. or
Jasper; one granddaughter, Jen-
nifer Marquis: two great grand-
children, James and Kimberlee
Marquis; and several nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6
p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Funer-
al services will follow at 6 p.m.
Private interment will be at Hill-
crest Memorial Garden in West
Palm Beach.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the.care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N. E. Second St., Okee-
chobee.


Louise (Birdie) Barber
Louise (Birdie) Barber, age 72
of Okeechobee died Tuesday,
Nov. 21, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 10, 1934, in
Baltimore, Md. to Reynolds and
Emma Turner. Mrs. Barber came
to Florida from Baltimore in
1953. She was a housewife and
her hobbies were dancing and
fishing.
Mrs.. Barber is preceded in
death by her husband, James
Barber.
She is survived by her daugh-
ters, Ruth Lightsey, Carol
(George) Dickey, Brenda (Park)
Stevens, and Emma Barett; sons,
Doug (Cheryle) Barber, Melvin
(Charlotte) Barber; sister, Joarin
Turner; brothers,, Ray and
Melvin Turner; and se enrl five
grandchildren.
. A memorial service will. be.
held Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 at 1
p.m. at Jerry's Fishing Hole
Resort, 5350 U.S. 441 S.E., Okee-
chobee.,
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-


funeralh.ome.com.
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KNOCK IT OFF: I am getting tired of reading in the Speak Out
everyday about these people wanting to take over our schools and
our town. Enough is enough. Knock that stuff off, and quit writing in
the paper about it because I don't approve of it. It's also immoral and
God will follow up on it at the end of time for those people who are
gay. See if you can lighten up on it just a little bit. I like the Speak Out
but I don't like having to read this stuff everyday. When I get to a part
that talks about gays and all that stuff I just pass it up or throw the
paper down.

TRAFFIC LIGHT: Has anybody noticed how fast the light changes
in front of Wal-Mart? It only lets one to three cars out at a time. It needs
to be changed. We have a lot of northerners here now and that can
create a big mess.

TRUCKS: This is in reference to the Speak Out about the vehicles in
Buckhead Ridge, the 1-ton commercial vehicles. It doesn't only men-
tion trailers, it mentions the pickup trucks that have writing on them
that would be classified as commercial vehicles. What gets me is a
horse doesn't tear up the road but they will pick on a child's horse on
his property where there is enough property to keep the horse. Yet,
the people who drive around in these vehicles are the ones who com-
plain about the horse. It just doesn't make any sense to me. Could
somebody please find out what the deal is? I understand it is Glades
County, but maybe somebody could put in calls to the commissioners
to find out how come the vehicles are still running up and down the
road. I just wish everybody could get along forthe holidays.

COMMERCIALS: Every television commercial seems to be health
related and if we don't already have these problems we will have
them psychologically. Every commercial is something about your
heart or your pipes. It's disgusting. I'm sick of it. I don't know if com-
plaining will help. If you are healthy as a horse, after you get done
watching TV one night you think you've got everything in the book.

CONSIDERATION: With more and more people in Okeechobee
buying horses, it seems there are more horses in my neighborhood
every day. It's great to see much of Okeechobee is turning into eques-
trian communities. But there are a few things to remember when
dealing with horses. Horses are herd animals and they react by
instinct. If someone is riding a horse alongside a roadway and you are
driving by, please do not honk the horn. Honking the horn may spook
the horse, resulting in injury to the horse and/or rider. Intentionally
spooking a horse is cruelty to animals. Show a little consideration.
The same goes for riding four-wheelers near pastures with horses.
Horses don't mind loud noise if it is a constant drone. But don't rev up
the engine when you are close to a horse. A sudden loud noise will
spook the animal. That is cruel, and just plain mean. Also, when a
truck pulling a horse trailer is on the road, don't pull out right in front
of them. If the truck driver has to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting
you that is really going to jostle the poor horse around in the trailer. If
the driver has to stop too quickly, the horse can be badly injured. A
truck pulling a trailer has too much momentum to stop suddenly. Use
some common sense and have some consideration.



Community Events

4-H council plans yard sale
The-Okeechobee 4-H County Council will be-holding a
fundraising yard sale Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon in
the parking lot of Mims Veterinary Clinic, 275 S.W 32nd St..

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

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


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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.,
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Spcuri-
ty 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 rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For Information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St-., In Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
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 becom-
ing 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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana
at 471-9795.
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 join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at.the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is Welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. uhtil 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 Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,


call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets
from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave. For information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.


Community Events

Farmer's Market closed Thursday
The Farmer's Market will not be held on Thursday, Nov. 23,
because of Thanksgiving. The market will 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 Auxil-
iary 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 provide
this free dinner, they are also looking for monetary donations to pur-
chase the food. Checks can be sent to Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 663,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. They will also need people to cook the
turkeys ahead of time, and volunteers to serve and do deliveries on
Thanksgiving Day. For information, or if you need a dinner delivered
to your home, call Bonnie at (863) 763-5803.

Holiday spending topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Nov.
25, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Jessica
Cecere, president of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS).
of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. The topic of the show will be,
how to avoid holiday overspending. For information call (800) 330-
CCCS; or, visit www.cccsinc.org or www.cccsenespanol.org.

Shrine Club hosts holiday craft fair
The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 W, will host a holiday craft
and Christmas tree fair on Saturday. Nov. 25, and Sunday, Nov. 26.
Santa will fly in at 8 a.m. on Saturday to greet the children. There will
be freshly cut Michigan Christmas trees, sizes 5 to 12 feet. Spaces are
still available for the craft show. For craft show information, call Sylvia
at (863) 357-0238. For tree information, call Keith at (863) 634-2682.
All profits from the tree sales benefit Shriners' programs.

Wacaster Fanmily in concert Nov. 26
The Wacaster Family, a southern gospel music with.a Christian
country flair, \% ill perform at Basinger Church of God, 16050 U.S.
98 North on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. For information, call (863)
467-1503.

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 Mason-
ic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. The event is open to the public. Break-
fast will be served from 8 until 11 am. The menu includes home-
made biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash brown
casserole, griLs, 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 treatment
options available for diabetes. Please R.S.VP. to the Raulerson Hospi-
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Employment for seniors available
AARP senior employment personnel will take applications for
employment at the One Stop Career Center in Okeechobee, 209 S.W.
Park St., between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m on Tuesday. Nov.
28. Applicants must be 55 years of age and have low income Please
bring a Florida picture I.D., proof of income and a social security card.
For information, call Leon Ruttenberg at (772) 462-6163.

Shared Services panel to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
County School board, 700 S W Second Ave. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and
share information regarding services for children and their families.
The guest speaker will be Shawna Mackin, from DCF's Medicaid Chil-
dren's Program. Please bring new books, puzzles, toys and clothing
for foster and needy children in Okeechobee. All items will be given
to. My Aunt's House for their Christmas distribution. The meeting is
open to the public. For 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 Contest. Win-
dows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's annual light-
ing ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 following the
Christmas Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque for the.year
to display as being the Christmas window decorating winner. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street executive director
Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

R.O.A.D. group plans meeting
The Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) 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. atthe 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 projects.
Carolyn Jones will be available to assist you with your scrapbooking
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
AWinter 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.

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
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Special Holiday Events


City Lighting Ceremony: Tues-
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: Tuesday,


Nov. 28 following the Lighting Cere-
mony, and Nov. 29 and 30; Dec. 1,
4,5,6, 7,8, 11, 12, 13and 14 from 6
until 8 p.m. Pictures with Santa are
$1. Goody bags will be given to the
children.
The Holiday Tour of Homes: Fri-


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


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Holiday season
This illuminated carousel is making its annual appearance in Flagler Park to celebrate the
approaching holidays.


will be Christmas carols, candle
lighting and words of comfort from
local ministers. For information call
(772) 403-4500.
Main Street Caribbean Christ-
mas: Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. Tickets
are on sale at the Main Street office,
111 N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-MAIN.
Window Decorating Contest:
Judging will be on Dec. 9. For infor-
mation, contact Okeechobee Main
Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Chamber of Commerce lighted
Christmas parade: Dec. 9 beginning
at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a
craft show in Flagler Parks 2 and 3.
Kiwanis Santa in Park #4: Dec.
9 following the lighted Christmas
parade, then again onDec. 15, 16,
18, 19,20,21, 22 and 23 from 6 until
8 p..m.
Christmas Cantata: Dec. 15, 16
and 17 at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. For
information, call Sandy Perry at
(863) 634-7714.
Christmas boat parade slated
Okeechobee Yatchette Club:
lighted Christmas Boat Parade on
Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade will
format 5:30 p.m. behind the Burg-
er King on S.R. 70, then proceed
down Taylor Creek to the lock, then
left to the VFW or Butch's Backyard
Lounge. For information, contact
Bob Schultz at (863) 697-9571 or
(863) 467-7050.


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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 Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Santa Claus 3
The Escape"(G) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 22:
"Deck the Halls" (PG) Show-
times: Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24, matinee at 2
and 4:15 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All'you
need is an I.D. The hours of
operation are Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until.noon.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
* teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a.caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teeny4o.u.can
be a mentor. For information, call
Lisa Coleman at (863) 462-5863.
One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5350.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving ninth
graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the stu-
dent one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities
are available in Indian River, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Foun-
dation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Thomas
Jones at (863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church


Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
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BOSTON TERRIER, Black &
white, last seen 11/9 in Bass-
wood area. (863)763-6182
Leave message.
DOG- Female, yellow leopard
cur, limp, needs meds, vicinity
of SR 78 & 29,(239)633-2512
or(863)673-4849
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
blacktail. 863-467-0704


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-
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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,
White, electric.
(863)674-0281



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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
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 SW3rd Terrace
orcall 863-467-9644
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
(863)763-1510 or drop It at
303S. Parrott Ave. #G.
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
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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,hethertonmlykes.com or fax to (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Op ortunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V

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


The Okeechobee News is looking for a
highly creative individual to be a part of our
ad services team. Do you enjoy a fast-paced,
deadline-driven, creative and fun environ-
ment? Put you creativity to the test by help-
ing local businesses generate traffic by devel-
oping attractive newspaper advertisements.
You'll work closely with ad reps to design
both retail and classified display advertise-
ments. You'll also be involved in producing
special advertising sections. This position
requires experience with Windows, knowl-
edge of Quark and Photoshop, solid design
techniques and the ability to work quickly
under deadline pressure. There may be some
evening and weekend work. This is a full
time position. Apply by e-mail to Judy
Kasten jkasten@strato.net.
The Okeechobee News offers:
* Potential for advancement
* A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
* Competitive pay based on experience
* Generous time off program
The Okeedwobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


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

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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WANTED

Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Oke.echpbee+,N ews
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste: D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


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-
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 orfaxto (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V

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 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

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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, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

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


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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


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

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


EXR GROVE PERSONNEL
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay, Benefits Pkg,
SVacation, Local Work, DFWR
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm
(863)528-1015
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
Pier II Resort Hiring!!!!
Experienced:
*Bilingual ead Housekeeper
*Maintenance
*Front Desk/Night Auditor
*Bartender
Must Call for Appointment
863-763-8003



OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
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
S Clean CDL
Call 863-634-3245

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VERY SUCCESSFUL FLEA
MARKET BUSINESS IN
OKEECHOBEE- tools, shop
equip, electronics etc. Call
(561)676-0427
Earn soma extra cash.
Sell your used tems in
the classilleds

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


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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appllance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicyales 530
Books & Magednes535
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, Unn &Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
.Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewlry' 635
.ampa/Lights .640






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Equ ipent 690
Satellite 695
,Sewlng Machine 700
S.portng Goods 705
1SteboEqimernt 710
Television adlo 715
Ticket 720
'Taols. 725
To is & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER: 1 Room,
A-1 Shape, $35.
(863)467-6148


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LICENSE #QB491099
SScreen Rooms* Carports
I* Room Additions Florida Rooms I
CIE. Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaste' (863)634-2044


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
e ears old. Fire engine, car.
600 will separate.
863-467-1325
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 crank, 2 leafs,
$1000 neg. (863)234-3470


DRYER Works great, $20.
Cdall 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- pm
REFRIGERATOR, GE with Ice
maker, $70 Call
863-616-1465.
STOVE, Frigldaire 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 ,



CROWN MOLDING, (36)' 16ft.,
lengths. Primed & ready to
paint. Half price at $375 for
all. (863)675-2491
Replacement Casement Win-
dows: Andersen: 1) 27 1/4" W
x 58 1/2"H & 4)271/4"Wx 39
1/4"H. $250 863-467-8504
SCREEN DOOR, 36"x80",
white, full view, heavy duty
w/frame & hardware, $25.
(863)763-1997

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
WATER PUMP- n/2 hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415
WOOD FLOORING
Red Oak Rustic
2-1/ x 3/4 @$1.25/sf,
also In stotk
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 5pr
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'/2' long x
4', tall. $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTERDESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dilton $50 or best offer
(561676-0427
DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
games, Fast, $175
(863)843-0158
DELL QUALITY COMPUTER,
Internet/school/offIce ready.
Warranty & tech support,
$180 (863)634-0812
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
CHAIRS.(2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable, upholstered seats.
Great condition. $25 for both,
will sep. (863)763-1055
COUCH- Queen Medium blue,
Like new, $1.00. Okee.
(863)357-6997
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
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
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


SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate. Call for more.Info.
(863)467-1958


GUNS 2 1) TAURUS .38 Ultra
Light Titanium, & 1) ROMA-
MIAN Semi Auto AK47 $725
il! sep. (863)234-1230
HAND GUN- Springfields Ar-
mory Ultra compact.model
191l A1 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
WINCHESTER, Model 12,12
gauge, scope. $35:0
863)467-4328



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



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


GOLD NECKLACE -14K, 20"
chainwith motorcycle medal-
lion new $150. Asking $90
863-634-9316..


CEILING FANS (2'), Hunter.
USA made w/llght 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
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whl.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries, Pd, $5,000, asking
$2500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm,
WHEELCHAIR CARRIER,
Hammer, For electric chair or
scooter, fits on hitch. $1500
(863)467-5126


CONDENSER, 3 ton, for split
unit CAH, approx. 8 yrs. old,
works great, $400 or best
offer. (863)763,7758
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
ULTRA-FLAME S/S GRILL
Like new, extra large, 4 burner
+ side burner. $150
863-675-4409



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DIGITAL PIANO/ORGAN-
Kawall, 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 Clewlston


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Fortilher 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
'Suppllex 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 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)763-69.68/634-0253
QUARTERHORSE GELDING,
bomb proof, kid safe, loads
trail rides, no bad habits,
. $1500. (863)763-1504 .
SADDLE- 15" Silverking, black
with two-tone silver. New,
never used. $300.
239-465-1393
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



BOX BLADE: 6 Ft., Like new.,
$250. (863)763-4982
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
scape rake 5', quick connect,
all 3pt, $600 will sell separ-
ately. (863)697-9704
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


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 SELLI
634-0260


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OKEE. ESTATES, Immaculate
3br/2ba CBS New roof Corner
lot Pool F/P Tlle/lam. firs, Sell-
er motivated No commission
Call Buyowner 877-940-7777
Code #67663 for details.


OKEECHOBEE PARK
1/2 acre For Sale by Owner
$39,500.
(863)763-3334


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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.
ood condition. $150. Will
separate. (863)675-2759
AQUARIUM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $75!
863-675-2216
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
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


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PIT BULL PUPPIES: White
1 Female, 2 Males, :
Shots & dewormed. $125
863-824-05057863-697-1984
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- Male, 5
moD, 71bs, 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


DIGITAL CAMERA; Canon
PowerShot A40. 160
18631675-6973



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


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


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


TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
1863)467-5299


CHRISTMAS TREE- white,
used once 6.5 feet tall. Only
$25. 863-467-1325

Agriculture
P1" T1Wi


RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
42" cut, 19 HP, two cylinder
Briggs, Auto trans, $550
(863)697-9884


Rentals




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OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BJV1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, In
Kings Bay, No pets. $850.
mo. + $850. Sec. Dep.
(863)697-8728 ,
OKEECHOBEE: Lake Access
Large 1BR in town, furnished,
no pets, $750/month + 1st,
sec. & utilities. 863-634-0322



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


New Home, 3BR/2BA, carport,
$1100 mo. Lawrence Asso-
ciates, 1-800-543-2495.
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."Barnh.Ponds,
Wellwtr,Fenced;5612,36-8708.



-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 read within 6 months.
(863)467-0831
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further then the dcleosl-


OKEECHOBEE- 4br house, full'
hse priv, W/D, pool, garage,
$600/mo + $50 util. 6 mos
lease. (561)254-9326.

RealEstate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Coados/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Hauses -Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Late Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1 060
Re Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property. 1080



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/lift,
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
S bullwad@aol.com
OKEE. BASSWOOD New spa-
clous 4br, 2ba, Extra family
room, New shed & pool.
$239,900.863-763-6143


PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hp tohatsu
motor, tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firmly
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


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

SE REAL ESTATE
Philip V Berger, Lic RE Broker


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

Mobile Homes I




Mobile Home Ports 210
Moble Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sa. 2020



WATERFRONT, New sea wall,
2rn'lba i31ier, lake access,
owrnr financing, $115,000.
(863)357-3639



BHR 2/2 Doublewide
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yeary Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031 ,
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. In town. No Pets.
(863)763-6232.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700: mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232



An 800 sq. ft. living area
in Badrows Fish Camp,
4,41 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337
MOBILE HOME, Ibr. w/d incl,
12<36 w.10C30 Fia. room.
:,'a heat, 12x24 carport,
new kit., in'adut park, low lot
rent, hot tub! Must seel
$15,000 neg. 863-532-9224
MUST SEEI- 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

Recreation


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessorles 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Velicle/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT: 12 Ft., Fiberglass,
150 gp. 2 Poly Mare, $4500
or oesi otter Call Kenny
(772)260-4792
ALUM. BOAT. 14' 20np Elec
slanr motor, boiling motor, all
working, trlr w/new tires &
spare $1200 (863)467-0560
ALUMINUM 15FT- w/30 HP
Manner mot & in. $1000
or best offer 863)946-0988
o0 1810)845-5083 cell
ALUMINUM 15FT- w/30 HP
Mariner mot. & trl., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell "
BASS BOAT '78- runs, good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
BASS TRACKER, '89, Tourna-
ment V. Alum., 17', 60hp Evln-
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
newly $8,775.561-346-6476
BOSTON WHALER- 17ft, Mon-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
(863)763-8568
MOTOR- Evlnrude '86 10 hp.,
long shaft, good condition
$395 (863)610-1126


Houses Sale


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
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1995
Needs minor repairs. Runs
good. 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


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Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, 4 bank charger, b17
mini top, dbl axle trir & much
more. Must Selli $19,500.
NADA value $24,000. Call
(863)634-6134
SYLVAN, 17ft., aluminum
Deep V,75hp Mariner engine,
2 depth finders, auto pilot trol-
ling motor j2hp, trailer & ex-
tras. $3500 (863)467-5126 or
1863)532-9912


P/U-CAMPER- Sportsman,'02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Frig., NC,
Sleeps 4 $6500.
1863)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 Kenny (772)260-4792


CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen end., all
extras. Like new, $10K neg
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRLR-
located In LaBelle park good
condo, '84 Cree, 32', must
move $2400 (260)490-6684
NOMAD- '90, 26'. Very good
snape. Fully equipped.
$4300 or best offer.
(863)467-0602


SKI DO0 '04, GTX Wakeboard
Edition., $7,000 or best offer.
(863)697-3076



ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers $50 or all or will sep-
arale. (8631674-0281 .I
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


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 ml.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84;
Windshield, saddle bags,
king.queen seat 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.
S (863)447-63851
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

















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 ml., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$950 or best offer.
(863)697-3090


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I Pb ic o ice


L Sherri Enfinger, Manager wwwgitDert-goncars.com i
863 763-6434
315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion. 61K mi., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-6580



FORD 3/4 TON 4WD 1978,
runni ng gear all In tact.
$1500. 863-675-2216.


GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472


DANA 70 RUNNING GEAR-
with 4.88 gears, $1100
(863824-0505 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 '
RIMS & TIRES (5), Borbet 17",
low profile Toyo tires. $500
(863)983-4940
WINDOW: Rear, For Chevy
Cavalier 2003, Tinted. Excel-
I'ent 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.
(868)357-3773
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Heml,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $20K. Must Seel
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
DODGE RAM PICKUP, '87,
runs good, cold a/c good
body condition, $800.
(863)612-5676
FORD 350 PWER STROKE
DIESEL '00- asking $8000
(863)763-9527


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I Golf Carts


I Golf Carts


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 FIOO, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $800.
Neg. (863)467-8464
FORD F150, 1993 300 en-
gine, 5 spd., runs good,
2,300/best offer. Call
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
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mls, like new cond.,
$20,000. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell: Okeechobee


TRAILER HITCH: Draw Tight,
$35. (863)467-6148
UTILITY TRAILER- 12x20, air
cond, carpet, asking $8000
(863)763-9527


PUBLIC NOTICE
The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeeohobee and the St.
Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will meet on Thurs-
day, November 30, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 High-
way 98 North, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings Is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Ray Judah, Chairman
County Coalition for Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee and St. Luce and Caloosahatchee Estuaries
176669 ON 11/23/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Flle No. 2006-CP-272
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Thomas R. Dellarco
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admlnlstration of the estate of Thom-
as L, Dellarco, deceased, whose date
of death was 09/29/06 and whose So-
cial Secudty Number Is 00-00-01229,
Is pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is 312
NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
.copy of this notice Is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE FATE'OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733,702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER.
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is November 23,2006.
Personal Representative:
R. Mae McFadden
4173 Saxon Drve
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Alton A. Linn, Jr., Attorney
Florida Bar No. 151790
1500B E. Atlantic Boulevard.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
954-942-6500
177293 ON 11/23,30/06
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Community Events


Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott Ave. There will be many
hand-crafted items like new white elephants, baked goods and much
more. The, event is sponsored by the ladies of the church, and proceeds
will go to toward missionary projects. Doors will open at 9 a.m. For infor-
mation, call Eleanor at (863) 763-6928.

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

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

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

VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their annual
Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bis-
cuits and gravy will be served. For information and fees, call Shirley Jarrell
at (863) 467-9450.

Tree of Life ceremony planned
Treasure Coast Hospice will remember loved ones as they celebrate
the holidays-witthe Tree of Life ceremony at the American Legion, 50.1
S.E. Second St., on Monday,'Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. There will be Christmas car-
ols, candle lighting and words of comfort from local ministers. For infor-
mation call (772) 403-4500.

Meeting on Main Street cook-off slated
Main Street will meet Monday, Dec. 4, at 5:15 p.m. to discuss their
annual barbecue cook-off. The meeting will be held in their office at 111
N.E. Second St. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-
MAIN.

Substance abuse panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community resource
committee will meet Monday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at
1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
-the public. For information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held Monday, Dec, 4, at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Aye.For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Main Street mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's December mixer will be hosted by Syble's
Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Ave., on Dec. 5 from 5 until 7 p.m. The mixer is
open to OKMS members and the public. Refreshments will be served.

Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory Board will
meet Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second
Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board members.
For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or Val Marone at (863)
462-0040.


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BHRFD hosting kids' Christmas party
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a Christmas party
with Santa for all Buckhead Ridge children on Saturday, Dec. 9, at
the Fire Department on S.R..78 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be served.

Kiwanis plan radio auction
, The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1
until 5 p.m. To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the time specified
fro that particular lot. Lots last 25 minutes each. The'annual event
helps fund the renewable $1,000 Kiwanis scholarship awarded to an
Okeechobee High School senior yearly. If your business would like
to donate an item to the auction, or for information, call Jim Vensel
at (863) 697-1792.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Dec. 11, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext 273, or Val
Marone-at (863) 462-0040.

Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 (c)(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft semi-
nar Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the
importance of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of
the Okeechobee community.

Book discussion group to meet
The.Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the library board room, 206
S.W. 16th St., for a Christmas tea. Following that will be a discussion
of "Pope Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and dis-
cuss books is welcome. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.

Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the directionrof Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend
before Christmas Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be able to
match pitch and read music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-
paced and loads of fun. Winter residents are always welcome. For
information, call Ms. Perry at (863) .634-7714.

Christmas boat parade slated
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will have their lighted Christmas
Boat Parade on Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade will form at 5:30 p.m.
behind the Burger King on S.R. 70. It will then proceed down Taylor
Creek to the lock, then left to the VFW or Butch's Backyard Lounge.
Butch's Red Neck Yacht Club will 'fall in directly behind the Yatchette
Club and non-club members are welcome to decorate their boats
and fall in with the parade. For information, contact Bob Schultz at
(863) 697-9571 or (863) 467-7050.

Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W, will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.:
For information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.

OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.

Main Street plans annual barbecue.
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March
2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-
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Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell-ringing effort
this Christmas season. If you, your business or organization can
help fill our schedule with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357-
0427, or Ron at (863) 697-6221.,We would like to encourage busi-
nesses and organizations to sign up as teams. Pick a day and let
your associates cover one of our locations and get in the Christmas
mood helping us help our community.

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Stteet's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and or corfmments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams,
executive director, at (863) 357-MAIN.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings. For
information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863)
462-5863..

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interattion for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class: For information, call (863) 763-4021.

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; other-
wise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia
shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.



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