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Temporary road
closure announced
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Road will be dosed to all traffic
from 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Nov. 28, until 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 29.
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Inside

EES is thankful
for Thanksgiving
Ms. Stokes' class is incorpo-
rating a unit on the Food Pyra-
mid-Groups as part of Thanks-
giving harvest time. We are also
sharing things we are thankful
for as we remember the mean-
ing of this holiday. We wish
every family a full tummy, fun
with family, and remembered
blessings. Happy Thanksgiving
Day!
-The second graders- and
their teachers wish everyone a
safe, happy and restful Thanks-
giving.
Mrs. Washington's class
conducted an investigation on
inherited characteristics. 17 out
of 19 students could roll their
tongues. 10 out'of 19 student's
earlobes were attached. None
out of 9 student's earlobes were
free. Next we folded our hands
in front of us in a clasped posi-
tion. We observed which
thumb was on top. 15 out of 19
students had their left thumb
on top. Four out of 19 had their
right thumb on top. We found
out the tongue rolling is a domi-
nant trait. Why don't you try it?
Stick your tongue and try to roll
its edges up, toward the middle.
Can you do it? If you can't then
you inherited the recessive trait
from your parents.


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Drought Index
Current: 606
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.29 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
16.90 feet


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

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Law open to challenge


Sex offender law
is 'lightning rod'
to court challenge
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's the final vote that counts
and not necessarily the discus-
sion.
Discussion among the Okee-
chobee County Board of County


Commissioners at their Nov. 21
meeting could have led one to
believe that they were consider-
ing delaying action or watering
down a proposed sexual offend-
er ordinance.
However, after all was said
and done, commissioners voted
4-to-1 to pass a very stringent sex-
ual offender ordinance. Board
chairman Ray Domer voted
against the measure.
The ordinance was written in


response to complaints from resi-
were concerned about a group
home for sexual offenders on
.N.W. 81st Court that is operated
,by Matthew 25 Ministries. The
director of the ministry, Reverend
"Richard Witherow, is involved
with the rehabilitation of convict-
ed sexual offenders.
The dispersion provision of
the ordinance -which prohibits
two or more sexual offenders


Happy Thanksgiving


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Okeeehobee NewslLorna Jablonski
Members of the local Methodist Church were at the Grace Christian Church Thursday
morning to help prepare over 1,000 Thanksgiving dinners for all in the community who
wanted one. They were (in no particular order) LaMarr Kressley, Pat Hall, Cynthia Yoder,
Dolly Kressley, Doris Crew and Wayne Crew.


Norma Edwardson (left) and JoAnn Kane (right) enjoyed their Thanksgiving morning at
Grace Christian Church helping to prepare dinner for members of the community.


who are not in some type of reha-
bilitation program from living
together unless they are related
by blood or marriage is the
most controversial portion of the
ordinance. It is also the most like-
ly to be challenged in court
according to county attorney
John Cassels.
Mr. Cassels, who has done
extensive research on sexual
offenders' laws, called this provi-
sion of the ordinance "the light-


ning rod" to draw court chal-
lenges. He said this could be con-
sidered to infringe on someone's
constitutional rights because it
limits their activities based on
who they are.
The ordinance also prohibits
sexual offenders from living with-
in. 2,500 feet of a school, public
parkor day care center. Treat-
ment facilities are banned from
See Law Page 2


Rev, vows



to fight new




ordinance
By Pete Gawda nance. Both the commission-
Okeechobee News ers and the planning board had
previously conducted public
People of differing opinions hearings.
on a controversial topic got to a The ordinance, which
chance to speak up and be passed by a 4-to-1 vote, bans
heard by the' Okeechobee two or more sexual offenders
County Board of County Com- from living together outside an
missioners at their Tuesday, organized treatment facility
Nov. 21, meeting. unless they are related by blood
Prior to voting on a stringent or marriage. It also prohibits
sexual offender ordinance, them from living within 2,500
commissioners conducted a feet iof a school,-public park or
public hearing. -' . day care center.
This was the third public
hearing on the proposed ordi- See Ordinance -Page 2




Traffic tickets


may help fund


OHS driver's ed


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Under a proposed grant
agreement, drivers who, are
given traffic tickets may help
finance Okeechobee High
School's Driver's Education
program.
At their Tuesday, Nov. 21,
meeting, the Okeechobee
County School Board approved


a resolution asking the Okee-
chobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners to adopt an
ordinance to collect an addi-
tional $5 per traffic citation to
be used to fund driver's educa-
tion.
Funds received under this
grant would be used to sustain
the driver's education program
See Traffic Page 2


$18,000 raised .


for scholarships I


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
There were some hooks and
some slices but, as a whole, area
golfers were pin high as they
raised $18,560.89 for the Skip
Bryant Memorial Fund.
The annual Skip Bryant
Memorial Golf Tournament is
held each year by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) in memory of Deputy
'Skip' Bryant who was killed in
the line of duty on Nov. 8, 1991.'
Deputy Bryant was the first
and, to date, the only local law
enforcement officer to be killed in
the line of duty.
Proceeds from the annual
event go into a college scholar-'
ship fund for children of local law
enforcement officers and fire-
fighters. To date, $84,070 has
been awarded to 34 different stu-
dents for scholarships.
The memorial fund has also
been used to help the families of
local law enforcement and fire-
fighters in their time of need.
According to OSCO Major Noel


Stephen, the fund has helped 34
local families. He said a total of
$34,525 has been given to help
these families over the years.
The major said so far four area
college students have received
their four-year degrees, and one
student has received their mas-
ter's degree.
Major Stephen went on to say
that 144 golfers took part in the
Oct. 28 tournament hosted by the
Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club. Format for the tournament
was a best ball scramble with
four-person teams.
Although there were cash
awards given to the teams that
finished first, fifth, ninth and next
to last, the majority of awards
were prizes that had been donat-
ed by area businesses and indi-
viduals.
Local businesses and individu-
als also sponsor holes on the 18-
hole, par 72 course.
"Hole sponsorships are how
we keep the fund in existence,"
said Maj. Stephen.
See Scholarships Page 2


Submitted photo/OCSO
Mike Shawver's team from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office posted a 16-under-par 56
to win the annual Skip Bryant Memorial Golf Tournament on Oct. 28. The annual event to
raise money for the Skip Bryant Memorial Fund was put on by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office.


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Traveling manatees heading for warmer water


Florida manatees are on the
move seeking warm water sites to
spend the winter. That means.
boaters must be cautious about
looking out for our official marine
mammal and for changing speed,
zones on waterways.
Manatees generally start travel-
ing to warm water when the air
temperature drops below 50
degrees or when the water'tem-
perature dips to 68 degrees.
The Florida Fish arid Wildlife.
Conservation Commission
(FWC) changes seasonal speed.
zone signs in mid-November on
many waterways to accommo-
date manatee migration.


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 Cer-
emony, 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 HolidayTour 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-


Boaters should scan the water
near or in front of the boat looking
for swirls resembling a large foot-
print, a repetitive line. of half-
moon swirls, a mud trail, a snout
or fluke (tail) breaking the water's
surface.
Kipp Frohlich, leader of FWC's
Imperiled Species Management
Section, said boaters can help
manatees have a safe migration:
S Stay in marked channels.
Wear polarized sunglasses
to improve vision.
Obey posted boat speed
zones.
Use poles, paddles or trolling
motors when in close proximity


2702.
Tree of Life Ceremony: Monday,
Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. There
will be Christmas carols, candle
lighting and words of comfort from
local ministers. For information call
(772) 403-4500.
Main Street Caribbean Christ-
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-


to manatees.
Have someone help scan the
water when underway.
"If you think you see a mana-
tee, giverit plenty of room because
it may not be alone. It may haveia
calf or be traveling with other
manatees," Frohlich said.
For more information about
manatees, visit
www.MyFWC.com/manatee/.,
Source of Information:
Complete copies of individual
county waterway rules are avail-
able at: http://www.flrules.org/ or
http://MyFWC.com/manatee/rule
s/ or by contacting FWC at (859)
922-4330. '


nation, contact Okeechobee Main
Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Chamber of Commerce lighted
Christmas parade: Dec. 9 begin-
ning 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 on Dec. 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.


Zone Definitions:
Idle speed (No wake) Low-
est speed needed to maintain steer-
ing and make headway (speed
used when docking a boat).
Slow speed (No excessive
wake) Fully off plane and com-
pletely settled in the water, not
plowing. This enables boats to
move through an area with little or
no impact to natural resources,
shoreline erosion or other boaters.
Motorboats prohibited zone -
Entry is prohibited for any vessel
being propelled or powered by
machinery.
No entry- No vessels or other

human-related activities allowed.


Christmas boat parade slated
Okeechobee Yatchette Club:
lighted Christmas. Boat Parade on
Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade will
form at 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.
Santa on the fire truck: Dec. 20
in the N.W. and N.E. sections of the
city; Dec. 21 in the S.E. section of
the city; Dec. 22 in the S.W. section
of the city.


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a vin Wherrell and Noel Chandler,
IjLaw might need more time to consider
the issue. However, they both stat-
Continued From Page 1 ed that they felt informed enough
all the county's zoning districts. to act on the matter.
They are limited to industrial, Mr. DoqtMr stated, that whether
commercial and public.service the decision'was made that day or
zoning districts, not was not'critical. He acknowl-
Commission Domer said he felt edged it was an important and
that the consensus after the last emotional issue.
hearing was to remove the exclu- "There is a difference in opin-
sion provision because it is ion if this will accomplish the safe-
infringes on people's rights, ty of citizens," Mr. Domer-said.
While acknowledging that it "I don't know if there is a need
was a very tough issue, Mr. Domer for the dispersion rule," stated
felt that from all the data he had Commissioner ElviePosey.
studied he could not see where He said there was not a very
some parts of the ordinance good likelihood that two or more
would make people anysafer. sexual offenders not already in
He also expressed concern that: some type of rehabilitation pro-
the two new commissioners,, Mar- .gram would want to live together.


Sexual offenders who are in a
treatment program are governed
under the provision of the ordi-
nance that bans any type of reha-
bilitation program from operating
in residential zoning districts. .
Evidently, he changed his mind
because he voted in favor of the
ordinance as written.
Laura McCall told the commis-
sioners they could adopt the reso-
lution without the dispersion rule if
they so desired. Mrs. McCall, from
the law firm Cassels and McCall,
was filling in as county attorney for
her law partner, Mr. Cassels.
She apologized for not being as
knowledgeable on the subject as
Mr. Cassels, but she concurred
with her law partner that a court
challenge would be more likely to


come from the dispersal rule.
Mrs. McCall said planning offi-
cial Bill Royce agreed that if the
2,500-foot rule .were reduced to
1,000 feet, the ordinance might
have to be rewritten.
"I think 1,000 feet is more
defensible because it is in state
law," stated new commissioner
Marvin Wherrell.
However, after further discus-
sion, Mr. Wherrell made the
motion to adopt the ordinance as it
was written.
When asked later about his
change of heart, Mr. Wherrell stat-
ed that he read in the background
material that the 2,500-foot rule
had been successfully adopted by
other governmental entities.


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In addition, it stipulates that any
type of treatment facility must, be
operated in industrial, commercial
or public service zoning districts.
Such a facility cannot be operated
in a residential area.
The ordinance came about
because commissioners received
numerous complaints about a
home for registered sexual offend-
ers on N.W. 81st Court in Dixie
Ranch Acres. This home is operat-
ed by Reverend Richard Witherow,
founder of Matthew 25 Ministries
that works to rehabilitate sexual
offenders.
Patrick Powers, a registered sex-
ual offender and local director for
Matthew 25 Ministries, was the first
to speak in the public hearing. He
also lives in the home in Dixie
Ranch Acres. ,
He asked county staff if they had
taken the time to determine if
Matthew 25 was helping or hurting
the community. He noted that the
three people they took in would be
living on their own if not for
Matthew 25. He contended this
supervision makes the area safer.
"We do a thorough back-
ground check on these people," he
asserted, adding that no one was
accepted into the program if they


Traffic

Continued From Page 1
at the high school.
Chapter 318.1215 of the Flori-
da Statutes, also known as the,
Dori Slosberg Driver Education
Safety Act, allows counties to
assess this fee.
In other business at the school
board meeting:
The school board conducted
their annual reorganization. Joe


Scholarships

Continued From Page 1
The winning team was the Mike
Shawver team from the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office who shot a
16-under-par 56. In fifth place was


had extensive burglary or weapons
charges. "Okeechobee has the
chance to be in the forefront of
solving a problem. We're here to
help the community, not hurt it."
He contended that few children
live on the street where the group
home is located.
That statement was challenged
by Cecelia Young, another resident
of N.W. 81st Court, who contended
that 20 children live on that street.
Mike Rucks offered a positive
approach, offering to help with the
problem while expressing concern
for the community.
He said he would be willing to'
work with Rev. Witherow. Howev-
er, he asserted that the potential
risk is far greater when offenders
are living together.
He also advocated that offend-
ers spend their entire sentience in
prison instead of being released
early. He noted that there are min-
istries in prison to help this type of
offender.
While Mk. Rucks said he would
like to see men rehabilitated, he
was concerned about several of
them living together in an area
where new houses were being
built.
"Do we want to solve the prob-
lem or continue to be part of the
problem?" asked Rev. Witherow.
He stated that according to U. S.
Department of Justice figures, 90


Arnold was elected chairman,
and Kelly Owens was elected vice
chairman. School board meetings
will be held on the second Tues-
day of each month, and will start
at 6 p.m.
The board approved expul-
sions of three students from New
Endeavor High School and one
student from Okeechobee High
School.
Diane Merry, a parent, spoke
to the board about her dissatisfac-
tion with school transportation


Lunker's Sports Bar with a 10-
under, 62. In ninth place, at 7
under, was the team from John's
Towing. Finishing next-to-last at 4-
under-par was Robert Cook Weld-
ing.
Maj. Stephen said the memorial
fund is maintained by Deputy


percent of child rapes are commit-
ted by someone the child knows.
He asserted that only 5.3 per-
cent of sexual offender s are rear-
rested for another sex crime. Rev.
Witherow further claimed the dis-
crimination against sexual offend-
ers is "akin to what the Nazi Party
did to the Jews."
"There is not one shred of evi-
dence that restricting where a sex-
ual offender lives will deter a sexual
crime," he said. <,
He said the sexual offenders
ordinance put "horrendous restric-
tions" on those trying to reform. If
someone were inclined to re-
offend, he said it would not make
sense to commit a crime where
they lived.
"Government does place
restrictions," responded Laura
McCall, who was filling in for her
law partner John Cassels as county
attorney. "That's what govern-
ments does. The question is if the
restrictions are reasonable."
"We help the men in our pro-
gram to 'go and sin no more,'" Rev.
Witherow asserted. "Today, the
focus is on punishment. We need
to get back to treating the sex
offender when that is appropriate.
"This is a bad resolution. If it is
not dropped I can guarantee you it
will be challenged in court," he
added.
Mrs. McCall asserted that the


services.
Dr. Gregory Aloie spoke to
the board about the Florida Initia-
tive for the Advancement of
Teaching (FIAT). He explained
their mission is to provide practi-
cal, research-based and scalable
solutions for improving Florida's
education system by recruiting,
'preparing and retaining quality
educators to meet the heeds of
Florida's schools.
Locally, the program will work
with Florida Atlantic University,


Bryant's wife Virginia, as well as his
daughters, Madonna and Melissa.
Maj. Stephen and OCSO
Sergeant Clif Gill were the divers
that found Deputy Bryant's body
after the plane he was in went
down in an area of Lake Okee-
chobee known as The Pass.


ordinance does not indicate that
sexual offenders cannot live in the
county or that there could not be
treatment facilities in the county.
She said it provides procedures for
treatment and a permitting process
for rehabilitation facilities.
Nyoka Edwards, a staff member
of Matthew 25 Ministries, claimed
that 85 percent of sex crimes are
not reported.
"You've got to attack the prob-
lem, gentlemen," she told the com-
missioners. You can't band-aid it
with all these restrictions. Do the
right thing."
Rev. Witherow stated that he is
not against a treatment facility
being located in an industrial area,
as the ordinance requires, but he is
opposed to the 2,500 foot rule.
"That's taking away civil rights,"
he asserted.
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May stated he was not con-
cerned with the 2,500 foot rule. He
said the problem was with group
homes.
The sheriff said a 5 percent
repeat offense rate is not accept-
able.
He said he was concerned for
the safety of the sexual offenders,
as well as the other residents of
Dixie Ranch Acres. If something
happened in that subdivision, he
did not want the sexual offenders
to take the blame.


Indian River Community College
and the Okeechobee County
School system.
One part of the program is Pro-
ject Good Fit (first introduction to
teaching). This program places
college freshman and sopho-
mores into schools as instruction-
al interns one day a week. Anoth-
er program places college juniors
and seniors in schools as substi-
tute teachers two days a week
under the supervision of a univer-
sity master mentor.


Deputy Bryant and pilot Deputy
Hank Hancock were searching for
missing boaters when the accident
occurred.
Deputy Hancock was seriously
injured in the crash and was forced
to retire from the OCSO due to his
injuries.


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Business, church plan fundraiser
OKEECHOBEE Pat's Floral Design has teamed up with the
First United Methodist Church youth program to raise funds for
Christmas and other Christian youth activities.
For a $20 donation, you will receive coupons valued at over
$250 redeemable for a different bouquet each month at Pat's Flo-
ral Design, 300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian
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Floral coupons will be available from Saturday, Nov. 25, until
Sunday, Dec. 31. Call Pastor Jim at (863) 763-4021 for information.

Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced
that the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meet-
ing will be held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Commission chambers at 304 N.W. Second
St.
Requests to be included on the agenda for the meeting should
be sent to Sen. Alexander's office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative ses-
sion 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 accompanied by a.resolution from the local government sup-
porting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delega-
tion on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delega-
tion 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
emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your
driver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they
do not have to search for relatives.
Go to https:'\Av%\ 6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in vour driver's license and then it will ask
for the name, address and phone number of two people you want
to have contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In
Okeechobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441
S.E. Their phone number is (863) 462-5225.








The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 24, 2006 o


Everglades students enjoy their Thanksgiving


Second grade.
Ms. Stokes' class is incorporat-
ing a unit on the Food Pyramid-
Groups as part. of
Thanksgiving har-
vest time. We
are also shar-
ing things we
are thankful
for as we
remember the
meaning of this holiday. We wish
every family a full tummy, fund
with family, and remembered
blessings., Happy Thanksgiving
Day!


The second graders and their
teachers wish everyone a safe,
happy and restful Thanksgiving.
Fifth grade
Mrs. Washington's class con-
ducted an investigation on inherit-
ed characteristics. 17 out of 19
students could roll their tongues.
10 out of 19 student's earlobes
were attached. None out of 9 stu-
dent's earlobes were free. Next
we folded our hands in front of us
in a clasped position. We
observed which thumb was on
top. 15 out of 19 students had
their left thumb on top. Four out


of 19 had their right thumb on
top. We found out the tongue
rolling is a dominant trait. Why
don't you try it? Stick your tongue
and try to roll its edges up, toward
the middle. Can you do it? If you
can't then you inherited the reces-
sive trait from your parents.
ESE Classes
Mr. Bonasera, Ms. Enrico and
Ms. May's classes are looking for-
ward to Thanksgiving week. We
are making pumpkin pie and
doing lots of fun activities togeth-


First graders Thanksgiving
First grade students at Everglades enjoy the holiday by celebrating Thanksgiving tradi-
tions as they learn how the Pilgrims reached America and lived to celebrate the first
Thanksgiving.


Student Council
The Everglades Elementary
Student Council has a March of
Dimes Walk America team. The
students and faculty will be sup-
porting this important cause dur-
ing the school year and ending
with the Walk America walk on
Saturday, March 31, 2007. Pink
*and Blue Jeans for Babies is
designed to allow everyone to
participate by wearing their
,March of Dimes t-shirts. Many stu-
dents earned a March of Dimes t-
shirt by their participation in our
walk last spring. On Tuesday, Nov.
14, National Prematurely Aware-
'ness Day, wear your March; of,
Dimes t-shirt and jeans to school.
Students who do not have a
March of Dimes t-shirt may show
their support by wearing a pink or


blue t-shirt with jeans.
Literacy Council
The "word of the week" for
this week is; anxious. Anxious is
an adjective that means, afraid,
stressed, br fearful. Here it is in a
sentence: "I was so anxious
about thy6 test that my teeth were
chattering."
For the next couple of weeks
the Literacy Council is sponsoring
a genre study of Folk Tales, high-
lighting Indian Folk Tales.
Remember that a folk tale has
these attributes: It is a fantasy, has
.animals as the characters and the
animalss have human characteris-
tics such as they can talk and
think like humans. There is
always a lesson to be learned
from a folk tale.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
One little Indian
Joseph Shirey, a first grader at Everglades Elementary
School, was dressed up like an Indian to celebrate
Thanksgiving at the school on Monday, Nov. 20. Some of
his classmates were dressed as Pilgrims. Parents joined
their children for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the
classroom.


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home. "The saddest thing about the
United States is everyone is trying to
run away from themselves."
It does appear that in our search
for happiness, adventure and,
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many time- we appear to be run-
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On Nov. 4, 2006, a group of 1961 Okeechobee High School graduates, classmates and
spouses met for a reunion at the home of Alta Lee and H.L. Barber. in Bassinger. The
group had a good time catching up on the present and what had been going on in their
lives for the last 45 years. It was great reminiscing about the school, the teachers and
the town the way it was in 1961. Classmates attending were: front row L to R Merle Hunt
Bass, Okeechobee; Wanda Waldron Spradlln, Mount. Dora; Beverly Fortner Arrants,
Okeechobee; Frances Thomas Matthews, Athens, Ga.; Polly Buck Hayes, Okeechobee;
Lawanna Osceola Niles, Hollywood, Fla.; middle row Bernie Thames, Fort Pierce; Nancy
Pearce Phares, Okeechobee; Peggy Pearce Stratton, Okeechobee; Duane Sudbrock,
Vero Beach; Larry Fulford, Kenansvllle; Patricia Mitchell Gollnick, Fort. Pierce; Alta Lee
Thomas Barber, Okeechobee; back row R.E. Tomlinson, Sebring; James Elliott, Okee-
chobee; Roger Davis, Okeechobee; James Dickson, Corsicana, Texas; John Tyner, Okee-
chobee; Ted Raulerson, Okeechobee; Allen Harden, Orlando; Dan Bowers, Okeechobee.
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Community Events

Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and will take place
on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 9:00 p.m. Tick-
ets are on sale and going fast. Self-tour tickets are $12 per person
and are available at Raulerson Hospital's Public Relations office,
at the hospital gift shop and at Suzie's Hallmark Card in Northlake
Plaza (next to Publix). Bus tour tickets are $25 and available in the
Hospital Public Relations office only. All proceeds go to The Unit-
ed Way of Okeechobee. For information, call Bill Casian at (863)
824-2702.

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 individ-
uals to sponsor each participating bike. All bikes are welcome.
The money raised will benefit Big Lake Missions Outreach, a non-
profit mission. Riders will meet at the Brahman Theatre parking
lot, 1500 S. Parrott Ave., at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene Rod-
denberryat (863) 610-1841 or Larry Tackett (863) 357-1780.,

Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott Ave. There
will be many hand-crafted items like new white elephants, baked
goods and much more. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the .
church, and proceeds will go to tow'ad"Thissionaty'ptojects.
* Doors will open at 9 a.m. For information,, all Eleanor at (863)
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BHR church planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold
their annual bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8
a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a variety of homemade crafts and
baked goods. Soup, sandwiches and drinks will be available. For
information, call (863) 357-6500.

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. Tickets are now available. For infor-
* mation or tickets contact Margaret C. Smith at (863) 467-8020 or
(863) 634-1487; or, Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enact-
ment, will take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway
Rd. in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The
camps will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are
battles throughout the day with the main battle at 2 p.m. On Sun-
day, the camps will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the bat-
tle 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 civil-
wargal@cs.com; and Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or Greyrid-
erl863@aol.com.




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Upcoming Events

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 joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Sunday
A.A. 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 Children's
Center on thejast Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. 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 informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.

Tuesday
. Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of,
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are Is welcome to attend. There Is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
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 Tu6dsodabeginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320. .
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191. -

Thursday
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.
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 Security Death Index and
military Information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. In the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For Information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5,206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women who


are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice 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 wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-,
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
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.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive
Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.


Community Events

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 Ser-
vice (CCCS) of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast..The topic of
the show will be how to avoid holiday overspending. For informa-
tion call (800) 330-CCCS; or, visit www.cccsinc.org or www.ccc-
senespanol.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 Family in concert Nov. 26
The Wacaster Family, a southern gospel music with'a Christian
country flair, will 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,
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. The event is open to the pub-*
lic. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. The menu
includes homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs,;
hash brown casserole, grits, bacon and sausage, fruit, coffee and
orange juice. For information and the suggested donation, 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, diag-
nosis and treatment options available for diabetes. Please R.S.V.P.
to the Raulerson Hospital Public Relations office at (863) 824-
2702.

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

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

R.O.A.D. group plans meeting
The Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D.) execu-:
tive meeting will be-held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., at 1 p.m. This meeting
will be followed by the R.O.A.D. meeting. For information, con-.,
tact Jim Vensel at (863) 357-4177.

Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Dec. 1, from 6.'
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a demonstra-
tion 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
A Winter Jam outdoor concert for students in grades nine
through 12 only will be held Friday, Dec 1., from 6 until 10 p.m. in
the parking lot at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. There will be
live music and a "Fear Factor" contest. The event will be chaper-
oned and there will be a special speaker. For information, go to
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
program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and is
free and open to the public.

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. Biscuits and gravy will be served. For information and
fees, call Shirley Jarrell at (863) 467-9450.


Church holding special services
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will hold a "Hanging
of the Green" service on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The music is
"Christmas is Jesus" and will feature all ages from adults to chil-
dren including the First Baptist Church Preschool.

Tree of Life ceremony planned
Treasure Coast Hospice will remember loved ones as they cel-
ebrate the holidays with the Tree of Life ceremony at the Ameri-
can Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., on Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
There will be Christmas carols, candle lighting and words of com-
fort from local ministers. For information 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.


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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,
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Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
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Equipment available
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American Legion Post #64,
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the use of such equipment is wel-
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This is not restricted to veterans.
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Would you like to make a dif-
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Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
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Volunteer as little as four hours a
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When families fail to care for
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special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
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American Red Cross
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The American Red Cross is
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Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.

Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers


Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
Aldridge at Red Road Academy,
(863) 357-5905. We are looking
for volunteers to work a few
hours a month with committed
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Auctions 105
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Baby Car Seat, on road next to
the new Ag Center, sticker
on carrying handle, "que bien
Mama" (863)634-5559 Beth
MIXED DOG- Black with white
spots. Brown collar with
spikes: Vic. Four Seasons.
Call (863)357-7145

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 Cltgo-
Treasure ISL (863)357-1915
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tall, 863-467-0704

HAMSTERS:2F, 1M Babies,
approx. 8 wks. old, Too
good home, (863)801-1302


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old. Kind of small. To good
home only, Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
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 cutel 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


EstateSale
Okeechobee, 3302 SE 33rd
Terrace, 1 block East of Taylor
Creek off of 441.
Sat,, Nov. 25th, 7:30am
Tools, household Items,
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4619 Hwy441SE
Fri. & Sat, Nov. 24th & 25th
8:30am to 5pm
My personal items including
white wicker, TV's, small re-
frigerator & lots of other items.
For details (863)697-1281

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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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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



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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

2595 NW 8th Street

Bus Driver
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus
Driver for a Migrant Head Start Program.
Responsible for providing transportation for
children. Preferred: High School Diploma/ or
GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or B),
with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Cer-
tificate of Training and one year experience driving
a bus. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accept-
ed: High School Diploma or GED, Commercial
Driving License (class A or B), with P & S en-
dorsement. School Bus Driver Certificate of Train-
ing. Starting salary $9.49 $9.97 per hour.
Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement
plan. Bonuses offered according to certifi-
cates/credentials held. Closing date: 11/30/06.
Send resume/letter of interest or apply at:
1003 NW 2nd St. Okeechobee, FL 34972
Tel. (863) 467-6930, EOE, ADA
License #C150K0014.



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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
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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

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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ASSISTANT CONTROLLER/FINANCIAL ANALYST
Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 yiar old pnivalely owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Hiilandi C ounrie; has an immrre-
diate opening for an AsSslani Coniroller, 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-
ton in the company's bonus pla) 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.hethertonolykes.com or faxto (863)465-1672,
.yke. Bros Inc is anr'qual irmployr ienr Opporrurury Employer
' Atfirmaive Action, Orug Free Workplace, M'FD.V

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Highlands Counties, has an imme-
diate opening for an Environmental Engineer. Qualified
applicants will possess a BS degree in Environmental Engineer-
ing or Environmental Science and have at least 3 or more years
experience working in an environmental engineering related
field. This person must have good communication/presenta-
tion skills and be comfortable performing both fieldwork and
office analytical analysis. Experience in GIS preferred but not
required.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
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 faxto (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action/ Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/VN

SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/CONVENIENCE
STORE
Brighton Reservation

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

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS ANALYST
Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old prvately 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 pln) and benefit package Includ-
ng Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance plus paid
vacation and holidays, Interested applicants should email their
resume to richhethertonclykes.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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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 .

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


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

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


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 .
BUS DRIVER/AIDE
To work with disabled adults.
CDL a plus. Will train.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Stop by: 2825 SW 3rd Terrace
or call 863-467-9644
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
dence a plus. Fax resume to
(863)763-1510 or drop it at
2303S. Parrott Ave. #G.

DRIVER
Needed for Home
Medical Company.
SDelivery 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
EXR GROVE PERSONNEL
STractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay, Benefits Pkg,
Vacation, Local Work, DFWR
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm
(863)528-1015




EXPERIENCED
LINE COOK
(UP TO $12.00 HR. TO START)
BUFFETATTENDANT
($8,00 HR TO START)
BUFFET COOK

PM SERVERS

For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

INDIANWOOD

HELP WANTED

-BOOKKEEPER-

F/T, Detail oriented
for A/R, A/P & payroll.
Exp. In Excel & Word.
$10-$12/Hr. DFWP
Fax resume:
(772)597-3791

Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
ay863-634-7552
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mall
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
Pier II Resort HIrIng!ill
Experienced:
*Bllingual Head Housekeeper
*Malntenance
*Front Desk/Night Auditor
*Bartender
Must Call for Appointment
863-763-8003


SPANISH SPEAKING STU-
DENT OR PERSON for
weekend work at Flea Market
in Okeechobee. Light clean-
ing and sales, Must speak
some English. Call
(56 116;'6.04''" .....
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Clean CDL
Call 863-634-3245
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




VERY SUCCESSFUL FLEA
MARKET BUSINESS IN
OKEECHOBEE- tools, shop
equip electronics etc. Call
(561)676-0427

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


TRACTOR SERVICE
Bushhog, Rotofiller, Road
Leveler, Front End 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


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials40
Business Equipment 548-
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
-Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
ToRs & Games 730
Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER: 1 Room,
A-1 Shape. $.35.
(863)467-6148
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items In
the classifleds


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years 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.
Call 863-610-1465.
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
(863)634-8024
REFRIGERATOR & RANGE,
Kenmore, water & Ice In door
& elec. flat top range, $600'
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
REFRIGERATOR, GE with Ice
maker, $70. Call
863-610-1465.
STOVE, Frigidaire, brand new,
$150, (863)634-7325
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) 271/4" W
x 58 1/2"H & 4) 271/4"Wx 39
1/4"H. $250 863-467-8504
SCREEN DOOR, 36"x80",
white, full view, heavy duty
w/frame & hardware, $25.
(863)763-1997

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Shutters&Setfless

Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
WATER PUMP- 2 hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415
WOOD FLOORING
Red Oak Rustic
2-1A x 3/4 @ $1.25/sf,
also in stock
Stair arts, Treads & Risers.
Mr. Hardwoods
(800)226-9664


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



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


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


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare Items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $100.
(863)467-5052
PIRELLO PLATES, 2 sets,
Chieftains 1 & 2. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-1443



COMPUTER DESK, 31/2' long x
41/2 tall. $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
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
S60s. $600 (863)763-6507
CHAIRS (2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable, upholstered seats.
Great conditiodition. $25 for both,
will sep. (863)763-1055
COUCH- Queen Medium blue,
Like new, $100. 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
KITCHEN TABLE &.4 CHAIRS,
all white, With'ihnset, $1'00 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


GUNS 2 17 TAURUS .38 Ultra
Light Titanium, & 1) ROMA-
NIAN Semi Auto AK47 $725
will sep, (863)234-1230
HAND GUN- Springflelds Ar-
mory Ultra compact model
1911 A145 cal. Auto. Ported
$900. (863)467-,1,958
MARLIN Model 882 SS, 7
shot bolt action, 22 mag.,
3 x 9 x 32 WA simmons scope
$450 (937)215-0307
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope, 1980's, $550
(937)215-0307
SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate. Call for more info.
(863)467-1958
WINCHESTER, Model 12, 12
gauge, scope. $350
(863)467-4328



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



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


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


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter,
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.
CHANDELIERS- 2, Gold, Like
new. $50. Will separate.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534


pm


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


CHAIN SAW Stihl, MS390
$325. (863)234-1230


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


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


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vlbrate & 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 spilt
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, Tosn. 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-
Kawaii, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
239-425-5605.
ENGLEHARDT UPRIGHT
BASS- Stand, Gig bag and
.Electric hook up, $1200
(863)635-5826 (Frostproof)
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316
HAMMOND ORGAN Upright,
bik. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50. or best offer.
863-983-8131 Clewiston
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $120.
(863)357-0465 or best offer
SAXOPHONES (2), 1 alto, 1
tenor, Selmer. $400 for both
or will separate.
(863)697-1443
TAKAMINE ACOUSTIC BASS
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$40 0(863)357-1576 or
(863)634-7210 I. _

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


AQUARIUM- 1-90 gal & 1-50
gal. With covers & lights.
Good 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
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
863-763-3631/561-718-1212
COCKATIELS, (2), breeder
pair, with large cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer,
(863)697-3346
CONURES (4), Mated pair & 2
month old & older baby
w/large cage & small cage.
$500 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
0OG BOX for small truck, 2
gates, 2 sides, $300 or best
offer. (863)697-3346
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
48"L. "GREAT CRATE"
#6000. Like new. $75
(863)675-0627

Dont Miss

PIT BULL PUPPIES: White
1 Female, 2 Males,
Shots & dewormed.$125
863-824-0505/863-697-1984
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- Male, 5
me., 71bs, Neutered, All
shots, No papers. $250.
(863)467-4498


DIGITAL CAMERA, Canon
PowerShot A40. $60
(863)675-6973
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfleds



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


SEWING MACHINE, Singer, In
cabinet, with attachments,
$50. (863)763-0141 after 6


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


Agriculture



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




TRACTOR- 656 Intl Farm,
needs minor repair work.,
runs, $4750 or best otter
(863)357-0966



BALES OF,HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
(863)763-1370
Horses 0840


APHA GELDING, 4 years old, i*i 1
broke, great manners, $1800 --- --
or best offer. (772)201-7633 .. ..-
APPALOOSA Gelding 6 yrs
old, 15H $1000or best offer
(863)634-9232 Property Sale 1010
APPALOOSA PONY, 13 hands, Condos/
for experienced kids, games, Townhouses Sale1015
trails, not spooky. $700 or Farms Sale 1020
best offer. (772)201-7633 Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
BAY MARE- 18 yrf Olhj, .350 Investment
(239)340-8502 Property Sale 1035
CRACKER HORSE- 13 h, Aged Land -Sale 1040
mare, Grea for brrel & Lots ale 045
poles for youth, $400. Open House 1050
(863)763-6968/634-0253 Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
FILLY- 5 mo old. Registered Property Inspection1060
Ouafter Horse Running bred Real Estate Wanted1065
Grv. very genile $.00 Resort Property -
(8631763-6968.634-02'3 Sale : 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
QUARTERHORSE GELDING, Waterfront Property 1080
bomb proof, kid safe, loads
trail rides, no bad habits,
$1500. (863)763-1504
SADDLE- New, 20" Australian, I
Western 18") W/matching BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
breast plate. $300. 2ba dbl wide on lake, new
.(863)983-8646 metal roof, new carpet
SORREL QH BROODMARE- 12 throughout, 18ftf above ground
yr old, exc. bloodlines, pool, Fla room & screen room
stocky, *exp rider needed w/jacuzzi, boathouse w/lift,
$1500 (863)254-3926 fenced rear yard, full p nkler


BOX BLADE: 6 Ft., Like new.
$250. (863)763-4982
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
scape rake 5',,quick,connect,
all 3 pt., $600,will'sell separ-
ately. (863)697,,97Q4
MOWERS, Huskee G/T 54"
cut, runs good, Honda mower,
needs deck, $750 for both, will
sep., (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 MOWER- Craftsman,
42" cut, 19 HP, two cylinder
Briggs, Auto trans, $550
(863)697-9884


Rentals



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



OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, 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., 11/ Ba. Annual lease.
No pets. 1st, last & sec. dep.
$750 mo. (863)697-1129


BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront LG,.
3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall. Will do
seasonal. 863-634-5236
New Home, 3BR/2BA, carport,
$1100 mo. Lawrence Asso-
ciates, 1-800-543-2495.
OKEECHOBEE, 3 Duplexes, all
newly renovated, new kitch-
ens & bathrooms, each has
2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 bath &
laundry room. $745, $795 &
$845. (863)763-4414
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
garage, lake access w/dock.
$1400/mo. Call Kelly
(863)697-1339
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


system. ASKing $55,UUU
(863)763-1673
Possible Owner Financing
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Ready to move in!
Spacious 3/2 w/iake access.
Owner financing avail.
$185,000. (863)634-5236
DIXIE RANCH: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
on 2 Lots/Great neighborhood.
$185,000. Please contact
863-697-8776/863-697-8775
OKEE. BASSWOOD New spa-
cious 4br, 2ba, Extra family
room, New shed & pool.
$239,900.863-763-6143



Ir7 1 z 11T
Building lot near 15A
and two lots near
Everglades School;
Owner motivated &
must sell immediately.
Make Offer.
Call Gail Brown
697-0288
Realtor

BERGER
REAL ESTATE
Philip Y. Berger, Lie. 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



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Best spot
across from The Locks. 2br,
2ba Palm Harbor DW. Like
new,Furnished, Sleeps 7,
Pool, Restaurant, Land-
scaped on beautiful rented
lot w/your own lit dock 1
owner, To many extras. Only
S$64,900. Call Gayla
715-891-1476 or Beth
352-274-0598

Mobile Homes

III11z


BHR 2/2 Doublewide
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres well fenced.
$1300/mth. $1900 sec dep.
954-261-1268
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 Barlows Fish Camp,
441 SE, c/a, good cond.,
$14,500 neg. 863)763-4149
or (561)-758-4337


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



-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 ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831


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

Real Istate


NOMAD- '90, 26', Very good
shape. Fully equipped.
$4300. or best offer.
(863)467-0602
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads


SKI DO000 '04, GTX Wakeboard
Edition. $7,000 or best offer.
(863)697-3076


I


I Houses Sale


I Houses Sale


Customer Appreciation Sale
All 2BR/2BA custom homes
of Merit models in stock
on sale for tremendous
discounts. Call Mike at i
772-663-1700
HOMES OF MERIT
Regional Model Center
Specializing In Custom Orders
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
If you live In an old Mobile
Home, but own your land,
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
MOBILE HOME, 1br, w/d Incl,
12x36, w/10x30 Fla. room,
c/a & heat, 12x24 carport,
new kit., In adult park, low lot
rent, hot tubl Must seel
$15,000 neg. 863-532-9224
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory direct to your lot.
Easy financing available.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$30 000 neg 863-357-1784
NL ESTATES, '00 Skyline, Lot
93. lbrlbia, 12>40, carport,
iIorage room, all appls.
545.000. 910-391-8395 Cell
We specialize in Homes
of Merit Special Orders.
Onve a linle. save a lot.
Call863-6,5-8888.
Many Models in stock.

Recreation



Boats .3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skills 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT: 12 Ft., Fiberglass,
150 gp, 2 Poly Mare, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-4792
ALUMINUM 15FT- w/30 HP
Mariner mot. & trI., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
ALUMINUM 15FT- w/30 HP
Mariner mot. & tri., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5083 cell
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
BASS TRACKER, '89, Tourna-
ment V. Alum., 17', 60hp Evih-
rude, New trailer, Trolling
motor. $3100. (941)815-2909
BAYLINER CABIN CRUISER,
23', with galvanized trailer,
$500. (863)612-5676
BOAT: '05, 18 Ft., Aluminum,
90 hp Yamaha w/Center Con-
sole. Factory warrantee. Like
new! $8,775.561-346-6476
BOSTON WHALER- 17ft, Mon-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
(863)763-8568
MOTOR- Evinrude '86, 10 hp.,
long shaft, good condition
$395 (863)610-1126
PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hp tohatsu
motor, tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firm!
863-946-1539
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
(863)357-3163
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, 4 bank charger, bi-
mini top, dbl axle trir & much
more. Must Sell! $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 12hp, trailer & ex-
tras. $3500 (863)467-5126 or
(863)532-9912


P/U CAMPER-Sportsman,'02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Frig., A/C,
Sleeps 4 $6500.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534
SWINGER '83, 31', By Georgie
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires, a/c, 44hrs on generator,
$3800 neg. (863)763-4968
TRAVEL TRAILER 1995, 26
Ft., Sleeps 6, Great condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
Call 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










12 Okeechobee News, Friday, November 24, 2006


ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
arate. (863)674-0281
CADILLAC MOTOR 500-
Suitable for air boat. $650.
(863)634-6597
CHEST WADERS, Neoprene,
booted, size,8, still in box,
exc. cond., $60.
(863)763-1997
TRAILER, For Air Boat. Good
condition. $350.
(863)634-6597


HONDA 2000 XR 70- dirtblke,
exc cond., $1100
(304)667-7855
HONDA ELITE 250 '85- Scoot-
er, 6900-miles, stereo, exc
cond., $1350
(304)667-7855
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gasll
$2500 (863)357-3773



GO CART: Fox, 2 Seater, 5
stroke w/seat belts. $700 or
best offer. (863)946-1031
GO CART, Scorpion, 2 years
old, from Sears. $1000 Call
Charles (863)697-3097
GO-CART, $400.
(863)447-6385
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. Great holiday gift!
Price reduced to $2000,
(863)467-0109


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 mi., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport


CORVETTE '84, 85k original
miles, needs paint & Interior,
runs good. $4000 neg.
(863)763-5156
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$950 or best offer.
(863)697-3090
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA ACCORD, '93 new
tires, needs work, $500.
(863)675-2844
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
(863)697-9122
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '05,
Signature Series, Perfect
bond. Loaded, 7400 mi.,
$26,500. (863)634-3740
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235
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,
$1700, Or best offer.
(863)634-4518
VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion. 61K ml., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-6580


CEMENT MIXER- trailer
mounted, Stone 3 bagger,
needs minor work $950
(863)357-0966



FORD 3/4 TON 4WD 1978,
running gear all in tact.
$1500.863-675-2216.


GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-l
toned. $1695. 863-675-1472
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-
fgeds.


BEDLINER, Like new, fits '05 -
'06 Dodge Dakota 4 door.
$195 (863)467-5910
DANA 70 RUNNING GEAR-
with -1 88 gears, $1100
863 824-0505 or
863)697-1984 o
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-
lent condition. $95 Call
8am-5pm (863)467-2511


CHEVY P/U '81, Lots of new
parts, new tires, needs paint
ob. $2000 or best offer.
(863)357-3773
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
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
FORD- '93, 4.3L, dependable,
Sruns good, brand new tires,
$1500 (863)634-8823
FORD BRONCO 11 '88- Good
body, Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $200.
(863)467-4994
FORD F100,'83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $800.
Neg. (863)467-8464
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
i goose neck, $900/best offer,
Call 863-,467-2687.
GMC DUMP TRUCK, old, hy-
draulics good, good parts,
$500. (863)675-2844

How fast can your car
go? It can goaeven faster
when you sen It In the
classifleds.


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 mis, 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


PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '95,
V6, All power, A/C, Seats 5,
159k, Well kept. $2500 neg.
863-763-3191Y697-6680

Public Notices


EXECUTIVE SESSION
T he Okeechobee County School Board
will meet In Executive Session on
Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at 9:00
a.m. In Room 303 of the School Board
Administration Building located at 700
SW. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
Executive Session will be regarding
pending litigation In Gay/Straight Alli-
ance vs. the School Board of Okee-
chobee.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.-
Superintendent of Schools
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NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority proposes to
meet on the second Tuesday of each
month of 2007 with the following
dates specified:
January 9, 2007
February 13,2007
March 13, 2007
April10,2007
My 8, 2007
June 12, 2007
July 10, 2007
August 14, 2007
September 11, 2007
October 9,2007'
November 13,2007
December 11,2007
Additional dates miy be necessary
and/or the above dates changed. In.
terested parties should check legal ads
for additions and/or changes.
Pursuant to Section 286,0105, Florida
Statutes, If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Authority
with respect to such meetings, he or
she will need a record of proceedings,
and for such purpose, may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings Is made, which record
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BORDER OF THEOKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F. Hayford
Interim Executive Director, OUA
176422 ON 11/24/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpal 1 1,u. nuit
to Florda Statutes 713.78, .u Irc rnin
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on November
13,2006.
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1993 Ford Station Waon (Bge)
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Notice of Public Hearing
and Regular Board Meeting of the
the Grove Communily District
The Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold a Public Hearing
and Regular Board Meeting on December 5, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. In the in Room
B11i of IRCC Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
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READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
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Submitted photo,

Helpful troops
Daisy Girl Scout Troop #497 collected food items and $20 for a Publix gift card to give
to a family in need. The anonymous family was chosen through the Mental Health Ser-
vices Department for the Okeechobee County School Board.


Submitted photo

South students work together
Students in the fifth grade at South Elementary in Mr. Carroll's class helped with the col-
lection of food for families for the Thanksgiving holiday. Students, (left to right) are John
Allen, Simeon Washington, Allejandro, and Greg Hernandez.


Community Events


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. Sec-
ond 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.

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 frorh 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Refreshments 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 Okee-
chobee 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 seminar
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 Okee-
chobee 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 discuss
books is welcome. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-
9980.

Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of 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 ate 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 infor-
mation, 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. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
tion, 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-MAIN.

Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ringing effort this
Christmas season. If youyou, 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 businesses and organiza-
tions 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 com-
munity.

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thurs-
day 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.

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 host-
ing God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction 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; otherwise, the cost is $30
for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For information, call
Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

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
advocate for a better quality of life for Flordians 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 Popper 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.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school
supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner
cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at
The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056,
or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7
until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-
0437.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade.
To become a part of the committee or to place an entry of a float,
vehicle, horses, groups, etc. call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit; and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
needed for all donors.


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