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Okeechobee News

Vol. 97 No. 331 Monday, November 27,2006 504 Plus tax


Temporary road
closure announced
N.W 144th Trail at Lofton
Road will be closed to all traf-
fic from 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Nov. 28, until 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 29.
This road closure is due to,
work being done on the rail-
road crossing there.
Holiday Events
City Lighting Ceremony:
Tuesday, Nov 28, beginning at
5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Park.
Okeechobee County School's
chorus group will be partici-
pating. Santa will also be
City Hall Park Santa: Tues-
day, Nov. 28 following the
Lighting Ceremony, and Nov.
29 and 30; Dec. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
11, 12, 13 and 14 from 6 until 8
p.m. Pictures with Santa are
.$1. Goody bags will be given
to the children.
The Holiday Tour of
Homes: Friday, Dec. 1, and
Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until
8:30 p.m. For information, call
Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
Tree of Life Ceremony:
Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at
the American Legion,. 501 S.E.
Second St. There will be
Christmas carols, candle light-
ing and words of comfort
from local ministers. For infor-
mation call (772) 403-4500.
Main Street Caribbean
Christmas: Monday, Dec. 4, at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, 610 S.W.
Second Ave. Tickets are on
sale at the Main Street office,
' 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-
... Window Decorating Con-
test: Judging will beon Dec.
9. For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street at
(863) 357-MAIN.
Chamber of Commerce
lighted Christmas parade:
Dec. 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
There will also be a craft
show in Flagler Parks 2 and 3.
Kiwanis Santa in Park #4:
Dec. 9 following the lighted
Christmas parade, then again
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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. For informa-
tion, call Sandy Perry at (863)

Drought Index
Current: 614
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.25 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.84 feet

South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea


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how to contact the newspaper.
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d of TPsv : A Christmas tradition

SuDmitted photos
Hospice volunteers, staff and board members all worked hard to make this year's Fes-
tival of Trees a special event that is sure to please. Helping at this year's event are (back
row, left to.right) Jessica Jqhnson, Tina Clemons, and Florence Oake; and, (front row)
Lynne Schwartz and Rhonda Peterman.

Hospice Festival of Trees opens

Okeechobee has its own
special Christmas tradition.
Hospice of Okeechobee's Festi-
'val of Trees opened its doors on
Friday, Nov. 24. Admission is
A sense of magic overcomes
you when you walk into a room
of twinkling lights filled with
uniquely decorated Christmas
trees donated to Hospice by
local residents and businesses.,
In addition to the trees, there
are many other Christmas items
to view: including wreaths,
quilts and miniature houses. It
makes for a truly breathtaking
Christmas display.
The Country Store
The Country Store is a very
popular part of the Festival of
Trees. Many unique items, that
would make wonderful gifts,
are available at reasonable
All monies raised benefit
hospice patient care here in
Okeechobee, including services
offered at The Hamrick Home.
For more information on the
Festival of Trees and/or The


Dorothy Herring stands next to he
tree at the Festival of Trees event.

Country Store call Hospice of
Okeeclihobee and ask for Rhon-
da Peterman at (863) 467-2321
(or (863) 697-1995). .
The Festival of Trees and The
Country Store will remain open
until Sunday Dec. 10.. Due to
popular demand, the hours for
the 'event have been extended.
Hours are from 10 a.m. until 7
p.m. weekdays and from noon
until 5 p.m. on the weekends.

"Beads. and Flowers"

Hospice of Okeechobee
wishes to thank the following
individuals for their donations
to the Festival of Trees: Gloria &
Kim Arnold, Rebekah Bishop,
Marilyn Chandler, Debbie Cop-
ley, Gina Edwards; Pat Gelatka,
Jean Hacker, Dorothy Herring,
John Hoover, Patty Jager, Caitlin
Knight, Anne Land, Margie
See Trees -Page 2

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that Okeechobee
is getting closer to having a
Home Depot open here.
Officials of Home Depot are
petitioning the Okeechobee
County Planning Board/Board
ol Adjustments and Appeals to
approve their site development
plan for a 138,968-square-foot
building to be located on the
site of the former K-Mart.
They are-also requesting a
variance to allow for a building
sign of more than 200-square-
feet in area. Plans call for an
estimated 4380 square-foot
sign reading "The Home

Depot." .
Home Depot officials had
previously been granted a spe-
cial exception to allow for a
retail store of over 20,000
square feet at that location.
In addition, the board will
conduct six pubic hearings and
consider a request for prelimi-
nary plat approval at their
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Gordon and Julie Sanders
have requested permission to
install a used dwelling unit in
arn agriculture zoning district on
N 2.SSth Street
The board will consider
three requests for changes in
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Gourds are easy to grow, decorate

By Dee Hamilton
Special to Okeechobee News
Decorative gourds, often seen
at local craft fairs, are easy to
grow in Florida. These plants,
native to America, can be used to
make colorful holiday decora-
tions or can be turned into bird
Gourds have
a rich past
According to the American
Gourd Society website, the first
planting and use of gourds dates
back thousands of years. Native
Americans, Africans, and ancient
Egyptians cultivated gourds for
their usefulness as utensils, stor-
age containers, musical instru-
ments, and as decorative items.

There are even legends and
stories of references to gourds in
songs from the days of slavery.
Slaves planning to make their
way through to the Under-
ground Railroad to the north
sang songs like, "Follow the
drinking gourd.'' The "drinking
gourd" referred to the Big Dipper
constellation which, they would
follow from the south, northwest
from Mississippi to Alabama and
eventually north to freedom.
In some cultures, gourds are
still used as they were in ancient
Asia for medicinal purposes with
high nutritional values in the
seeds, roots, stems, leaves, and
What is a gourd?
Gourds are part of Cucurbita-
ceous Family which includes

pumpkins, squash,- zucchini,
melons and cucumbers. It is the
"fruit" produced from a vine hav-
ing white blossoms, both male
and 'female.
The hard-shell variety has
pockets of seeds which are
attached to the inside of the
gourd. As it dries out, the outer
shell gets its' wood-like exterior
and the seed pockets inside dry
out and can be shaken loose.
There are many varieties of
gourds numbering in the
dozens. The most popular gourd
shapes for arts and crafts are bot-
tle gourds, birdhouse gourds,
kettle-shaped, pear, apple
(which really looks like an
apple), and even a bushel gourd
which can grow to 100 pounds.
See Gourds Page 2

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Gourds come in many varieties and shapes. They range from
small round shapes weighing only a few pounds to some that
will top the scales at 100 pounds.

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.. zoning.
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.. 441 S.E. property. Their stated
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family cottage homes.
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U ing a special exception to allow,
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of 75 units per acre in a residential
. general zoning district. The prop-
_ erty in question is located about
Ss o a one-fourth mile west of County
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Resort has requested two zoning
changes for properties on U.S.
441 S.E. near County Road 15-B.
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zoning from commercial and resi-
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commercial 1 on one piece of
land. This would allow for a
motor coach park office. The
other zoning change from agricul-
ture and residential mixed to
commercial-recreation vehicle
would allow for operation of an
RV park.
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
will conduct a second public
hearing on each of these zoning
requests at 9 a.m. on Thursday,
Dec. 14, at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Courthouse, 304. N.W. Second
Turning to another matter, the
board'will consider a request by
KJB Properties, Fra-Mar Enterpris-
es and Bobby Tucker for prelimi-
nary plat approval, for the pro-
posed 500-lot Trailview
subdivision that would be located
on the north side of S.R. 70, north
and west of N.E. 128th Avenue.,
The planning board meeting
begins at 7 p.m. and will be held
at the Okeechobee County Court-
house on N.W Second Street.


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 Floral Design,
300 N. Parrott Ave., which is next to the Presbyterian Church..
Floral coupons will be available from Saturday, Nov. 25, until Sun-
day, 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 meeting will be
held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Commission chambers at 304 N.W. Second St.
Requests to be included on the agenda for the meeting should be
sent to Sen. Alexander's office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative session
will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form in order to
appear before the delegation for consideration, and must be accompa-
nied by a resolution from the local government supporting the bill.

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Mark, Joanne Nowicki, Rhonda
Peterman, Linda Schneider, Madi-
son Danielle Schneider, Morgan
Schneider, Timothy. Michael
Schneider, Joleyne Skeen, Carl
Stubblefield, Bradley Sufficool,
Jim & Chris Sufficool, Mike Talis,

Delores Treece, and Egretta Wells
and Beth Nicholas.
Hospic tif ~Okeechobee
would like t An-following
businesses ahd'groups for their
donations to the event: Bass
Funeral Home, Berger Real
Estate, Buxton Funeral Home,
Cassels & McCalls, Caldwell
Banker, Cool Corvettes, Cowgirl
Diva, 4-H Club Barn Yard Bud-
dies, Daughters of the American

Revolution, Dollar Tree, Dragon-
fire Gems; Eli's Western Wear,
Farm Bureau, First Baptist Church,
Senior Adults Artist Crafts, First
United Methodist Church ,Yodtth
Group, Girl Scout Brownie Troop
#13, Martha's House, Master Gar-
deners, New Endeavor High
School, Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library After School Program,
Okeechobee Golf Course, Okee-
chobee Landfill, Okeechobee

Senior Services, Okeechobee
Times, Okeechobee Yachette
Club, Palm Village Ranches, Pre-
ferred Properties, Pigtails &
Switches 4-H, Pure Joy Bou-
quets, Red Hat Society, RJ Gators,
Rustic Ranch, Sea Coast Bank,
Special Occasions, Tanti Quilters,
VFW 4423, 9528, 10539, Co-op
Antiques, W&W Building Sup-
plies, and Xi Nu Omega.

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Grow your own
Gourds are not difficult to grow,
but you will need a large area
away from any smaller more deli-
cate plants as they tend to over-
power anything in their path.
Planting can begin as early as-
late January in South Florida with
the first signs of life in just a couple
of weeks.
Space seeds at least four feet
apart, planting one seed about a
half to three-quarters inch deep in
a well-drained mound of soil. The
plants will start to erupt bearing
large, broad leaves. The vines will
travel and tendrils will appear. If
you have limited space, vines can
be cut back at 10 feet before they
begin to flower. Keep the main
root of the plant watered daily,
especially during the hotter, drier
months. (Here's a tip: Put a plant
stake in the ground next to the
rooted plant so that you can find it
since the areas around flourishing
gourds vines can get quite weedy).
Fertilizers such as organic matter
and standard 6-6-6 seem to work
well giving the plants a 'boost' just
before they bloom. I found that
using fertilizers with high nitrogen
content such as 10-10-10, will burn
the broad leaves.
After the vines have blos-
somed, the gourds will take shape.
It takes about two to three
months for the smaller gourd vari-
eties to complete their growth.
Some of the larger varieties may
take up to six months doubling
every week before reaching their,
full size.

Harvesting and
drying gourds
Gourds can be harvested from
the vine when the stems turn
brown or just left to dry right on
the vines., It is not uncommon to
see gourds drying in a field after


Gourds have seed pockets which are attached to the inside
walls of each one. After the gourds are cured, seeds can be
planted for the next crop.

the vines have died off.
Gourds that have been cut from
the vines at least four inches from
the fruit, can also be dried on a
wooden pallet until the seeds have
dried out inside.
During the drying process,
mold may grow on the gourds. A
simple solution of one cup of regu-
lar bleach to five gallons of water
would help to retard the mold
from growing and also speed the
drying process a bit. Rotate the
gourds and wipe them down with
the bleach solution once a week as
they dry. Be careful to keep drying
gourds from touching others. This
will cause them to get 'rot spots'
and could cause them to be unus-

Gourd crafts
For craft purposes, scraping the
outer greenish-colored layer off
with a butter knife (not, serrated
edge), will give the dried gourds a
creamy, light finish without all the
mold spots. Take care not to cut
into the gourd while scraping. It

could cause the gourd to rot
before it dries.
Some gourds will take several
weeks, even months to dry before
they can be used.
After the gourds have dried,
removing the seeds can be tricky,
especially if you will be making a.
new home for birds.'
There are specific tobls
designed to clean' out the inside
materials including the seeds,
however, a simple small, narrow
pry bar with a handle works well
to loosen seeds and leftover dried
pulp so that it can be emptied into
a container. When cleaning out
the inside of the gourd, be sure to
work in an area that is well venti-
lated or use a dust mask to keep
from inhaling the mold dust.
Depending on what you plan to
do with your dried gourds will
determine how large the hole
should be. If you plan to cut the
hole to accommodate birds, the
hole size ranges from just one and
one-eighth inches in diameter up
to two full inches. Some birds,

such as robins will only nest in a
cavity when they can see all
around them. For this reason, larg-
er arch-shaped openings cut into
three sides of the gourd are pre-
Gourd birdhouses are also a
favorite of the Purple Martin. The
holes for this type of birdhouse
require a special crescent shape to
protect the inhabitants from other
There are many high speed cut-
ting tools available to cut into the
thick, hardened shell of a gourd.
Drilling a center hole as a starter
and cutting the rest of the hole out
with a small powered carving tool
gives great results. If you will be
hanging your gourd as a birdfeed-
er or house, be sure to drill a hole
straight through about an inch or
so from the top. Lightly sand the
surface and smooth the opening
with fine-grit sandpaper.

Decorate your gourds
Gourds can be decorated with
nearly every medium. Gourds can
be colored with stains, painted
with acrylics, enamels, pen and
ink. They can also be carved with
intricate patterns, and wood-
Even if you're not an artist -
patterns and drawings can be
transferred onto, the gourd by
using transfer sheets. Coating the
back of the drawing or picture
with a charcoal pencil then, using
a pen to go over the outline of the
drawing will also transfer the
image onto the gourd.
The medium of choice will be
up to the individual artist. Be sure if
your gourd creation will be out-
side, to coat it with a clear
polyurethane finish, repeated
every year or so to help protect it
from the elements. Decorated
gourds will last for many years
with just minimal care.
(Sources for this story included:;; Wild Craft and The American
Gourd Society Web site.)


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Choosing correct hollies for the holidays is important

By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Did you survive Turkey Day and
brave Black Friday last week? The
Christmas .holiday season is now
upon us, bringing with it plenty of
beautiful plants that are associat-
ed with the holidays. Seasonal
decorations often start with the
Christmas tree. I've written several
articles about how to select and
care for your Christmas tree,
which you may request from our
Needle-bearing trees' are not
the only tree that comes to mind at
Christmas time. I'm reminded of
another tree from the traditional
Christmas carol, the Holly and the
Ivy. Hollies are often used as a cut
green in traditional Christmas dec-
orations. The trees may 'be given
as a gift to spread cheer to family
and friends.
Hollies are among the most
common landscape plants in the
United States. There are sixteen
holly species native to North
America, but over 500 cultivars
grown in the United States.
Most hollies are evergreen but
a few types grown in Florida drop
their leaves. Hollies, range from
large upright trees 'to dwarf
spreading shrubs. This diversity in
size and form within the genus
Ilex offers great variety for planting

in Florida yards. Certain species
do well as hedges, while others
are best used as accent plants.
Dwarf species are ideal for foun-
dation plantings.
Hollies are dioecious plants:
the male and female flowers are
located on separate plants.
Female plants produce the
berries, while male plants do not.
Berries are an attractive feature of
many hollies so many of the culti-
vars available are cuttings from
female plants. Most dwarf culti-
vars do not produce berries. A
male plant must be in the vicinity
(1 1/2 to 2 miles) to pollinate the
'female holly.
Happy places
for holly trees
Hollies prefer partial shade, but
most will tolerate full sun. Well-
drained soils are essential and
slightly acidic soils with high fertili-
ty are desirable. Hollies do best if
planted between November and
March. When transplanted during
our dry winter season, deep sandy
soils may require watering twice a

week. Care should be taken not to
waterlog the soil.
Established hollies should be
watered to wet the soil to a depth
of 14 to 18 inches. Fertilize estab-
lished hollies in March and in Sep-
tember with a complete fertilizer
and water the nutrients into the
soil immediately after application.
Diseases and insects are not a
major problem on hollies. The
most common insect pests
include scale, leaf miners, mites
and spittlebugs. Diseases known
to attack hollies include twig
dieback, stem gall, and root rot.
Root rots usually are associated
with hollies planted in poorly
drained wet soils.
Hundreds of
holly choices
Choosing the right variety of
holly for our area is important.
Some plants called "holly" are not
really hollies at all. Among the
non-holly namesakes are Blue
Holly, Sweet Holly, Dwarf Holly,
and the worst imitator of them all
- "Florida Holly". This last one is
a noxious invasive weed and
should be known only as Brazilian
Among the hollies that do well
are many native species. Using
local choices will insure that the
plant is adapted to your landscape

and can help create a Florida Yard.
Of the several hollies found in our
area of Florida, three natives and a
hybrid are recommended:
American Holly (Ilex opaca)
grows through the eastern United
States south to central Florida, and
is the common holly associated
with Christmas. With its spiny,
leaves and red or yellow fruit, it can
be a premier accent tree to local
Florida yards. It does not do as well
in marly alkaline soils but takes
well to variety of light conditions.
Over a thousand cultivars of this
species have been developed.
Dahoon Holly (Ilex cassine)
grows statewide and is an ideal
choice for a specimen or street
tree. The light green leaves have a
hint of stickers on their edges, and
the red berries on female hollies
give it another name: Christmas
Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)
can be a small shrub or a small
tree, depending on the variety. The
small. gray-green leaves lack thorns
and produce red berries enjoyed
by wildlife. Names of popular culti-
vars include: "Pendula", a weeping
form, "Schelling's Dwarf", a foun-
dation shrub, "Nana or. Dwarf
Yaupon", Which can be kept in
East Palatka Holly (Ilex X
attenuata) is a hybrid between the
Dahoon and American Holly. This
medium sized tree has a single

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spine on its leaves and has persist-
ent red berries on the female trees.
On alkaline soil, the foliage will
often be yellowed. Once estab-
lished, it requires watering only in
the driest time of the year. A similar
hybrid is the Savannah Holly,
which has more spines on the
Our office has fact sheets on
each of these hollies. And, if you
would like copies of other newspa-
per articles on other holiday plants
stop by our office for a copy.
If you are looking for unique,
holiday gift ideas, consider plants.

They can keep on giving the gift of
beauty throughout the year. I've
placed more information on our
Okeechobee web page, If
you need additional information
on Hollies or other holiday plants,
please email us at, or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 to 3.p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons. Happy

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Pasquale "Joseph" Palladino,
age 82, of Moore Haven, died
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at Palm
Terrace of Clewiston. Mr. Palladino
has been a resident of Moore
Haven since 1972 and was a cabi-
net maker by trade. He was a
member of the Knights of Colum-
bus, Eagles, and lifetime member

of the American Legion and the
VFW. He is also a veteran of World
War II.
Mr. Palladino is preceded in
death by his wife, Betty.
He is survived by his three sons,
Joseph (Michele) Palladino. of
Sebastian, Larry (Sue) Palladino of
Moore Haven, and Dave (Donna)
Palladino of Moore Haven. He is
.also survived by 11 grandchildren
and 19 great grandchildren.

Friends may call for visitation at
St. Joseph The Worker Catholic
Church in Moore Haven on Tues-
day, Nov. 28, 2006, from 11 a.m.,
until 1 p.m.
Services will begin at the
church at 1 p.m., with Father Este-
ban Soy officiating. Interment will
follow at the Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
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Community' Events

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

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

BUR 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. fntlf 3'f.m.Witiff t bat-
tle at 1 p.m. Fees are adults, $3; Children, $1;, u 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-; and Lou Rausch at' (772) 359-6541, or Greyrid-

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 iN 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 111 N.E. Second St. For information, contact Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

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Upcoming Events

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 the last 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)
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-
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 ypur 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 Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public Is invited
to participate with vocal and/or Instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in.
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
-groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p:m, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
. 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 at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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 Irom 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus ChnslI o Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant,.301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206'or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9;30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon:
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.,
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinearat (863) 697-1807.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive
Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.

Community Events

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/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 Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to
stress the importance of financial literacy and assist the education-
al needs of the Okeechobee community.

Community Events

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 Tuesday,
Nov. 28. Applicants must be 55 years of age and have low income.
Please bring, a Florida picture I.D., proof of income and a social
security card. For information, call Leon Ruttenberg at (772) 462-

Shared Services panel to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meet-
ing on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okee-
chobee County School board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose
of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collab-
orate and share information regarding services for children and
their families. The guest speaker will be Shawna Mackin, from
DCF's Medicaid Children's Program. Please bring new books, puz-
zles, toys and clothing for foster and needy children in Okee-
chobee. All items will be given to My Aunt's House for their Christ-
mas 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 irivited 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.OA.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 meetingwill
be followed by the R.O.A.D. meeting. For information, contact Jim
Vensel at (863) 357-4177.

Yard sale features Christmas items
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S. E., will hold a yard
sale Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec: 1, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
to support the children with their activities. Items include Christ-
mas decorations, furniture, clothing, shoes, purses, baby items
and household items. For, information, call Rosie at (863) 763-

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 fine
through 12 only will be held Friday, Dec 1 from 6 until 10 p.m. in
the parking lot at Beef O'Brady's; 608 S. Parrott Ave. There will be
live music and a "Fear Factor" contest. The event will be chaper-
oned and there will be a special speaker. For information, go to; or, call Steve at (863) 634-4151, or Sam at
(863) 634-8980. Contest entry forms are also available at Beef

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

Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and will take place
on Friday, Dec. 1,'and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 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 United
Way of Okeechobee. For information, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-
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.
Substance abuse panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information call Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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

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

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

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

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Lieutenant Donald Hagan (left) and Chief Denny Davis (right) received on behalf of the Okee-
chobee City Police Department a Fulcrum Scale which will weigh narcotics from investiga-
tions with precision. Steven Nelson (middle) owner of Okeechobee Discount Drugs was able
to donate this scale with the assistance from one of his pharmaceutical suppliers. The scale
is worth around $3,700. Mr. Nelson also donated funds for a light bar for an auxiliary car.
Chief Davis thanked Mr. Nelson for all his generous donations. Chief Davis went on to say
that, "People like him (Mr. Nelson) is what makes Okeechobee special."

Student project
Seacoast National Bank supports Little Lake Bank by underwriting the project costs
associated with sponsoring the Okeechobee Finance Academy student project. A recent
donation of $850 served to provide all 30 students with bank polo shirts that are to be
worn during bank business hours. Shown with the new shirts are: (left to right) Jon Geit-
ner, senior vice president of Seacoast National Bank and Darryl Roehm, Academy of
Finance director at Okeechobee High School.

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Educational grant
Morgan Stanley representative Greg Thogenson was pleased to award Okeechobee
Main Street's president Maureen Burroughs, with a $2,000 educational grant. These
monies are to be used for cultural events for the children of the community such as, the
Art Festival, Christmas Caribbean Steel Band and the Dallas Brass show. Okeechobee
Main Street thanks Morgan Stanley for their support.

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Second place honors
Dusty Hall brought three fishing weighing a total of 5.95
Ibs. to the scale at the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tour-
nament last weekend at Okee-Tantie Marina to hook sec-
ond place honors, in the 11-14 year old division.

Lady Brahmans soccer ment at PCHS in Lakeland 10 a.m.
Jan, 27: Girls State Tournament
(IV time is listed first, followed at Kissimmee- 10a.m.
byvarsitytime) ** Jan. 31: Treasure Coast Dual
2006 OHS 7
Nov. 27: vs. Fort Pierce Central at OHS -7Tournament p.m.
Feb. 3: District Tournament at
4/6p.m. SouthFork- 10 am.
Nov. 29: at Glades Central- 5 Feb. 9-10: Regional Tourna-
p.m. (varsity only) menrt-Palm Bay- noon
Dec. : vs. Dreyfoos 5 pm-. Feb. 14-18: State Tournament-
(varsityonly) Lakeland noon
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Dec. 16: at Ft. Pierce Westwood -
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Dec. 18: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
Jan. 4: vs. John Carroll -4/6 p.m.
Jan. 8: at Lake Placid 6/7:30
Jan. 9: Treasure Lake Confer-

Brahmans wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
Dec. 2: Sebastian River Touma-
mentat SBHS- 10a.m.
Dec. 2: Ft. Pierce Central Tourna-
ment (JV) atFPCHS- 10am.
Dec. 2: Girls' Tournament- TBA
Dec. 6: Sebastian River Dual at
SBHS-7 p.m.
Dec. 9: Big Lake Classic at OHS -
10 am.
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake
Tournament at OHS 10 am.
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake Girls
Tournament at -10 a.m.
Jan. 3: St. Lucie Centennial Dual
at SCHS- 7 p.m.
Jan. 6: Hendry County Tourna-
ment at HCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 6: Vero Beach Girls' Tour-
nament at Vero Beach- 10a.m.'
Jan. 10: Ft. Pierce Central Tour-
nament (JV) at OHS- 7 p.m.
Jan. 13: Martin County Dual
Tournament at MCHS -10 a.m.
Jan. 13: Harmony Girls'Tourna-
mentt Kissimmee -n10 a.m.
Jan. 20: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence at OHS- 10 am.
Jan. 25: Vero Beach Dual at
VBHS-7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Polk County Tourna-

Lady Brahmans
(JV times are first followed by
varsity times)
Nov. 27: vs. Jupiter- 5:30/7 p.m.
Nov. 28: at Lake Placid 5:30/7
Nov. 30: Lincoln Park 5:30/7
Dec. 7: at Sdncoast 5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 12: atJensen Beach -
5:30/7 p.m. '
Dec. 14: vs. Inlet Grove varsity
only, 6 p.m.
Dec. 15: at Sebastian River -
5:30/7 p.m. ,
Dec. 20: at Clewiston 6/7:30
Dec. 28: Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament- TBA
Dec. 29: at Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament TBA
Dec. 30: at Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament- TBA
Jan. 3: John Carroll 5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 5: vs. Forest Hill 5:30/7
.Jan. 8: vs. Fort Pierce Westwood
-5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 12: at Inlet Grove-JFK Mid-
dle School 6 p.m.
Jan. 16: vs. Clewiston 5:30/7
Jan. 18: at Glades Central -
5:30/7 p.m.
.Jan. 22: at Lake Placid 5:30/7
Jan. 23: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship TBA
Jan. 25: at @ Centennial 5:30/7
Jan. 30: District tournament at
Forest Hill -4/5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 31: District tournament- at

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Feb. 3: Championship round of
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Boys basketball
(Times are listed as -freshmen,
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Nov. 28: at Westwood 6/7:30
Dec. 1: vs. Jensen Beach -
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Dec. 5: at Lincoln Park 5:30/7
Dec. 7: at Lake Placid 6/7:30,
Dec. 9: at Suncoast 4:30/6/7:30-
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Shootout in Naples TBA
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Jan. 9: vs. Suncoast- 6/7:30 p.m.
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Jan. 26: vs. Glades Day 6/7:30
Jan. 30: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Tournament home 6/7:30
Feb. 1: vs. St. Edwards (senior
night) 4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5-10: District Tournament
at Jensen Beach TBA
Feb. 15-24: Regionals TBA
Feb. 28-Mar. 3: 'State Finals in
Lakeland TBA

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 24,
through Thursday, Nov. 30, are as
Theatre I -"Casino Royale"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at,2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Deck the
Halls"'(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9\ p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m". Monday at
3 and.T p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for. all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Wokld you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives 'of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
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Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) began in June..

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arriold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, gardening utensils, bleach
and laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the
above items is asked to call (863)

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Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for
their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us.
You can help abused and neglect-
ed children by donating your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle to Kids In Distress
by calling (954) 390-7620. Kids In
Distress is a community-support-
ed agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Broward and Palm
Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you'for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
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
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answered yes to any of these
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CBaby 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

white, last seen 11/9 in Bass-
wood area. (863)7.63-6182
Leave message.
DOG- Female, yellow leopard
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gold, with 2 names. Okee-
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PUPPY- 8 mo old pitbull,
cream & white, family pet,
missed terribly, near Citgo-
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REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 863467-0704

CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small: To good
home only. Will not hunt I've
tried. (863)634-0971
HAMSTERS:2F, 1M Bate,,,
approx. 8 wks. old. TOO
good home. (863)801-1'0)2
HENS, (17), 2 Roosters, bedu-
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KITTENS (3)- Fluffy, Fre, ic,
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PUPPIES, 8 weeks old, Golden
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To work with disabled adults.
CDL a plus. Will train.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Stop by: 2825 SW 3rd Terrace
or call 863-467-9644
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
'(863)763-1510 or drop it at
303 S. Parrott Ave. #G.
Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Experi-
ence preferred but
will train. Bilingual
.a Plus. Interested
candidates please
fax resumes to
863-763-5191 or call
Angel 863-763-7337
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Benefits Available.
Apply at
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Overtime Pay, Benefits Pkg,
Vacation, Local Work, DFWP
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm

Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972



F/T, Detail oriented
for A/R, A/P & payroll.
Exp. in Excel & Word.
$10-$12/Hr. DFWP
Fax resume:
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper '
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
Pier IIResort Hiring!!!!
*Bilingual Head Housekeeper
*Front Desk/Night Auditor
Must Call for Appointment
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-

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.

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


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

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Lyes BroS in..., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
rai.tin It.',d in lijadei and Highlands Counties, has an mme-
diatre opening ijr an Assistant Controller/Financial Analyst.
uujihlied adjpplilri will possess a Masters degree in Account-
ini] ,r Finance. ridav earned CPA/CMA designationsiplus have
ji lea.t 5 year experience workingin a financial.analysis posi-
lion. Wrl wimn j public private uhilirv prelerred but not re-
quirrl Ap.plDiicnid muil pi00if.s gOd iTiiiuiilication and
prei.eniarnril kil plu have ei elleri nriwldle of,Excel and
Power Poinil ppiicairiris
Ly'Ve Bros I, i:n: ir'i. ir nmpeliave wage'; iriiluidirn p rlicipa-
icr, in ire or npcjany 5bonus p3ijni l ,a [teenei packai,. includ-
rin Medical. Denril Lile. AD&D arid LTD iri:uranci( pius Did
vac':jri"i jria nrihidavy ]ritereii:,O appiicjnir h rii.ruid ciTij ieir
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Lykes Bros, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/,Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V

Lykes Bros. Inc f e. lO year old pnaf't~'ti o ed"corpo-
ration located in j13jdr i jid Hi)rilands (i Luiii ,. r3; ji- InTii-
diate opening "or an ELivirnrnernijl Erngirner. Ouaiiii
applicants will possess a BS degree in EivirornmirTiail Enginrer-
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 fieldworkand
office analytical analysis. Expedrience in GIS preferred but not
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package-includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid
vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume to rich or fax to (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V

Brighton Reservation

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

Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Highlands Counties, has an imme-
diate:opening for an Agricultural Business Analyst. Qualified
applicants will possess a MBA degree'in Agricultural Market-
ing, Finance or Agricultural Operations Management (AOM)
and/or have 3 to 5 years experience working in new crop-prod-
uct development and/or special projects coordinator. Knowl-
edge of Best Management Practices (BMP) and agriculture
background preferred but not required.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid
vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume to rich.hethertona orfaxto (863)465-1672,
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Acton / Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V

Excellent communication skills.
Good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred, positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip or
GED. Flexible working hours. Salary
based on experience + fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits medical[ dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

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



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Brighton Reservation
din. 1 yr supervisory experience.
E)ellent communication & computer
skis. Good leadership skills & positive
attude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
igh School Diploma or GED. Exc.
B3refits incl. medical, dental & 401K.
Saary based on exp. Fax resume to
(954) 967-3477


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

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

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

for new Ontury 21 office
Excebnt training
available experienced
agentsalued also!.
2030 Y, 710 East
Pt. St. icie, Palm City
S Hobe Sund, Tequesta

Need a few more bucks to
purchamie something
deer? Pick up some
extra bIcks when you
sell youp used Items In
the chlisfeids.

weekend work at Flea Market
in Okeechobee. Light clean-
Ing and. sales, Must speak
some 'English. Call
Clean CDL
Call 863-634-3245
JoIn al the people who
say, "'Isol It in the clas-


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315'

OKEECHOBEE- tools, shop
equip, electronics etc. Call


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Adverse your
yard sale in tn clase-
fleds and make your
clean un a breezel

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-il | Screen Rooms Carports
i r Room Additions Florida Rooms
:- Garages Seawalls
ErnestILancaste'(8631 634-2044

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


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bices 530'
=o 6 & Magaines 535
Building MaterialS540
lisines Equipment 545
Carpets/Rags 550
Children's Items 555
China, Obusware, Etc. 560
Clothing .565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 510.
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrios 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 850
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instrumentis 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Suppliqs 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710'
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725'
Tos A Games '730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A-1 Shape. $35.

years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
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
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
er In the classilleds

DRYER Works great, $20.
Call 863-610-1465.
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
Kenmore, water & Ice in dopr
& elec. flat top range, $600
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
maker, $70. Call
STOVE, Frigidaire, brand new,
$150. (863)634-7325
old, Kenmore, top load,
White. Extra clean cond.
$100. (863)763-1504

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

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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
WATER PUMP- /2 hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)46 -7415.

CLOTHES, $80 will sell sep.
(863)697-3537 after 5pm
CRIB, Jenny Lind, wood, used
but in good condition, no
mattress, $30 or best offer.

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

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

items, Rare items, Items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
TORS- 53, $100.
Chieftains 1 & 2. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-1443
TRAIN SET- "Lionel Santa Fe",
4 pieces, track, transformer,
$125 or best offer.

COMPUTER DESK, 31' long x
41/2'tall. $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
games, Fast, $175
Internet/school/office ready.
Warranty & tech support.
LOGITECH Quick Cam, for
Notebooks Deluxe, new
cond., $30. or best offer
PALM PILOT, Zire 21 Model,
w/software & 2 power
cables, $25. (863)675-3944
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
ware, extra Ink, $30

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2/1 SWMH on lake access lot, carport & ft.
room. Nice tree'dcorner lot. Needs TIC.Asking
less than land value. $87,00 MUST SELL

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

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

twin, electric'w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200, (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC LIFT-. For wheel-
chair or scooter.'Hardly
used. Good condition. $650.
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907 -
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
Hammer, For electric chair or
scooter, fits on hitch. $1500
(863)467-5126 .

CONDENSER, 3 ton for split
unit CAH, approx. 8 yrs. old,
works great, $400 or best
offer. (863)763-7758
Hollow body, Classic, $450
Everything you need for your
own ceramic business. Kllm,
Good, w/too many molds to
count. $2100.863-467-6475
PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
crophones. $1500
Uke new, extra large. 4 burner
+ side burner. $150

CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
Kawail; brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
BASS- Stand, Gig bag and
Electric hook up, $1200
(863)635-5826 (Frostproof)
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
'tone, like new, soft case,
blk. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50. or best offer.
863-983-8131 Clewiston.
Oman, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $120.
(863)357-0465 or best offer
SAXOPHONES (2), 1 alto, 1
tenor, Selmer. $400 for both
or will separate.
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$400 (863)357-1576 or.

AQUARIUM-1-90 gal & 1,50
g al. With covers & lights.
ood condition. $150. Will
separate. (863)675-2759 ,
AQUARIUM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $751
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle, 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
COCKATIELS, (2),.breeder
pair, with large cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer.
CONURES (4), Mated pair & 2
monthold &
w/large cage & small cage.
$500 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
DOG BOX for small truck, 2
gates, 2 sides, $300 or best
offer. (863)697-3346
. Mis

1 Female, 2 Males,
Shots & dewormed. $125
mo., 71bs, Neutered, All
shots, No papers. $250.

PowerShot A40. $60


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

used once, 6.5 feet tall. Only

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TRACTOR- 656 Intl Farm,
needs minor repair work,
runs, $4750 or best offer

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

APHA GELDING, 4 years old,
broke, great manners, $1800
or best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA Gelding 6 yrs
old, 15H $1000 orbest offer
for experienced kids, ames,
trails, not spooky. $700 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
BAY MARE- 18 yrs old, $350
C mare, Great for barrels &
poles for youth, $400.
FILLY- 5 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
bomb proof, kid safe, loads
trail rides, no bad habits,
$1500. (863)763-1504
SADDLE-New, 20" Australian,
S(Western 18") W/matching
breast plate. $300.
yr old, exc. bloodlines,
stocky, exp rider needed
$1500 (863)254-3926M^

BOX BLADE: 6 FL, Like new.
$250. (863)763-4982
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
all 3 pt., $600 will sell separ-
ately. (863)697-9704
MOWERS, Huskee G/T 54"
cut, runs good, Honda mower,
needs deck, $750 for both, will
sep., (863)697-9704.
Hog, Electric, 18", Model
MM575, Light weight. Easy
to use. Cost $218. Used 2 or
3 times. Will sell for $90.
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman;
42" cut, 19 HR.two cylinder
Brig gs, Auto trans, $550


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.

2 Bdrm., 11/ Ba. Annual lease.
No pets. 1st, last & sec. dep.
$750 mo. (863)697-1129
s RentI 09 I0

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, 3br, 2ba,
garage, lake access w/dock.
$1400/mo. Call Kely
ON ESTATE- in Town,
2BR/2BA, W/D, New Appls,
Porch. Unfurn $800/mo.
Fum. $1100/mo., 1st, last &
sec. Non smkg env. Small
pets only. (941)504-3954
dock & deck, Fla.Rm. $1,000
mo. 772-475-6194

BED, King size, with mattress.
$150 (863)467-6375
BED, twin, Child's, w/slilde,
Ikea brand, natural wood,
exc. cond., $50
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $600 (863)763-6507
BUNK BEDS Wooden with
dresser, $200 (863)228-3651.
CHAIRS (2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable; upholstered seats.
Great condition. $25 for both,
willsep..(863)763-1055 -
CHAIRS, IVORY, Egyptian cot-.
ton w/cherry wood trim, exc.
cond., $400.863-763-0563
'COUCH- Queen Medium blue,
Like new, $100. Okee.
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
DESK, dark wood, 3 drawer,.
$20. (863)467-1447 .
DINETTE SET (5) piece,
glass top w/ Iron chairs, $300
(863)228-3651 $.
DINING SET, Table With 6.
chairs. $400 (863)467-6375
DRESSER, 4 Drawer, brown.
all white, with insert $100 or
best offer. (863)467-1447.
KITTEN- Male, Dark orange &
white, approx 8 wks old.
$15. (443)262-2740. : '
seat, chair, all recline, oak
coffee & 2 -end tables. $500
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
pie, w/Otoman, Removable
pads. Good condition. $65.
ROCKER, Old, Wooden: Only
SOFA, 90, CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34%, 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $500 or
best offer. (863)467-8494
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

GOLF CLUBS- Complete;
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $175.863-946-3123
plete, woods, irons, etc.
ood cond. $125.

GUNS 2.1) 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 A1 45 cal. Auto. Ported
$900. (863)467-1958
MARLIN Model 882 SS, 7
shot bolt action, 22 mag.,
3 x 9x 32 WA slimmons scope
$450 (937)215-0307 L .
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden aner,
4 x 32 scope, 1980%, $550
SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate. Call for more info..
WINCHESTER, Model 12,12
gauge, scope. $350

WEIGHT BENCH- work your
arms and legs, pd $300 ask-
ing $200 firm
(8)763-4132 IV msg

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

cushemer Au tehi lu gm g 04,CTIXWiboart
All 2 2BA cu es Edion $7 000 or best
ofMertmodelsins(ok B 7 6.;i
on sale for omehim.
discounts. Call Mike at

Good condition, includes ANCHOtS, Feam, putrig-
setup, ac, skirting & step. ges, $50 for alor- sep-
Rnancing avail on your land. rate (863)674-0281
$29,900. (863)675-8888 CADILLAC MOTOR 500.
Doubtewide used keaes Suitable for air boat. $650.
available, 3M21A. (863)634-6597
dancing ava lfyou a, Neoprene,
own yourlotwlthlow booted, 8, s in box,
'down paymo .a exc. condo $60.
(863)678 48 (63)763-1997, :
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Call Mikeait7728631700'.
If you livelinMIMh W
Home, but own your land,
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Cal (863)675-8688
NL ESTATES, '00 Skyline, Lot
93, lbr/lba, 12x40, carport,
storage room, all appls.
.$45,000.910-391-8395 Cell

IIOMA IA XR 70- direke,
exc cond., $1100
INOW M .l 250 15- Scoot-
or, 6900 miles, stereo, exc
cond $1350

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

Located on West side of new
Courthouse. NOW Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Office Space Needs a BIaB
OutL 2,000 Sq.FL CeW-
be re wflOBMntmhi.

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

Real Estate
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2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet.
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, FlRaroom &screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house.w/lift,
fenced rear yard,full sprinkler
system. Asking $155,000
Possible Owner Financing
Ready tome ,ill.
Spacious 3/2 w/lake access.
$185,000. (863)634-5236
.Owner .lnancnzai.

LOTS (2) 1:1/4 are, on Viking
Estates; 310 St.,. Okeecho-1
bee, $29,500 each $5000
down, balance financed by
owner. Call' Ro er

across from The Locks. 2tx
2ba Palm Harbor DW. Like
new, Furnished, Sleeps-7,
Pool, Restaurant, Land-
scaped on beautiful rented
lot w/your own lit-dock',
owner, To many.extras. Oily
$64,900. Cail'ayli
715-891-1476 of Beth.

Mobile Holm

$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br a, sits.
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1300/mth. $1900 sec dep.
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. In town. No.Pets.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700. mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep. In town. No pets.-
Treasure Island, 2BR/1 .5BA
on water, lake access, $85
mo. incl. uti& yard mint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
bI l HIIHm
J^ale 202

MOLE HOME, lbr, w/d inc,
12x36, w/10x30 Fla. room,
c/a.& heat, 12x24 carport,

Call Ske New6631700

MUST lSEE- 2/1:Fully fdrm,.
many exras, new CA/Heat, 4
decked screen rm, 40dcarport
2x12 sdhed wW/0, in.aduIt
on rim canal w/dock,
$30,000 Reg. 863-357-1784 :

e halzveaisave lot.
: a 863-87568888
Many Modelsm stock.


AR OA?. 12 Ft., Fiberglass,
15 gp; 2 Poly Mare $4500
or best Offer. Call Kenny
.(772)260-479 .2 ..
ALIMIIl.tU S -- /30 HP.
Marinermot. Sti., $1000( "
or best offer (863)946-0988
. Mariner mot. & ti., $1000
or best offer (863)946-0988
or (810)845-5c83 el
ASS SOAT '78- runs ood,
.needs mnor reairs, $1200
23', with gvanized trailer,
$500: (863612-6676
DOAT:. ,18ft, Aloinum,
90 hp Yamaha w/Centtr Con-
sole. Factory warrantle. Like
new! $8,775.561-346-6476
TON WMIER-.17ft Mon-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
1OT1U1R- n ie'86, 10 hp.,
long shaft, good condition
$3.K(863)6?0-1126 .
Pi 211120t,55lptoH.tS
,motort, .nt ms hood, fraler .

PONO 24,.t 7 5l mercury
in water ready t0 fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
bimini top, w/, $2500
. Neg(614)452-1600 LaBele
Rbamp, 5 X, 61, 225hp
En, 1O01 b thrust trolling, jick plte, stiel prop,
GPS map w/depth 1& fish
finder, 4 bank'charger, Ia-. ,i
Smli top,. d letir muc "
mo're.Must Selltt$19,500. :.
NADA valbe $24000. Call

P /UCAMP- Sportsman 02,
Exc. cond. Stove, ,
Sleeps 4 $ 6500. -
(863)946-1728 or 599S-1534 :
work $750..or best offer.


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

cabinet, with attachments,
$50. (863)763-014t after 6

POOL TABLE, All access. In.
cluded. Good.condltion
$150. (863)801-1398 or

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

New awnings, screen end., all
extras. Like new, $lOK ieg

kocedinLaBee pA k good
ond,, -14 Cree, 32, must
move $2400 (260)490684
NAOAD-I, 26,; Very good
shape. Fully equipped.
$4300. offer.
PRfAME 8tOON,'89, 35',
2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036 Iv.

10 Okeechobee News, Monday, November 27, 2006

SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition..1300 mi.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gasl!
$2500 (863)357-3773
One man's.trash Is anoth-
or man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
With an ad in the classl-

GO CART, Scorpion, 2 years
old, from Sears. $1000 Call
Charles (863)697-3097
GO-CART, $400.
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. Great holiday gift!
Price reduced to $2000.
YAMAHA 600 '93, O6ly 317
miles,.great condition.
$1100 (863)673-6333
After market add on's. 2 extra
tires w/rims. $3100 or best of-
fer. (863)983-5984
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around young.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, runs, $1700
'92, clean car, good trans-
portation, 100k mi., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
CORVETTE '84, 85k original
miles, needs paint & interior,
runs good. $4000 neg.
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$950 or best offer.

FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mls. $2500. Firm
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
Signature Series, Perfect
cond. Loaded, 7400 mi.,
$26,500. (863)634-3740
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
Needs minor repairs. Runs
good. Very good condition.
1500 neg. (863)634-5289
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
Great condition. Great Christ-
mas gift. $800.
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.
VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion. 61K ml., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny

mounted, Stone 3 bagger,
needs minor work $950

FORD 3/4 TON 4WD 1978,
running gear all in tact.
$1500. 863-675-2216. -

BEDLINER, Like new, fits '05 -
'06 Dodge Dakota 4 door.
$195(863)467-5910 .
with 4.88 gears, $1100
863)824-0505 or
MAGi, (4), off of 1989 Chevy
Iroc, $150. (863)763-8437
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
WINDOW: Rear, For Chevy
Cavalier 2003, Tinted. Excel-
lent condition. $95 Call
8am-5pm (863)467-2511

CHEVY P/U '81, Lots of new
parts, new tires, needs paint
job. $2000 or best offer.
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $20K. Must See!
runs good, cold a/c, good
body (,iiidiu'l i, $800.
DIESEL '00- asking $8000
FORD- '93, 4.3L, dependable,
runs good, brand new tires,
$1500 (863)634-8823
body, Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $200.
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
FORD F250, 1984 Runs
*good, no bed, set up for
goose neck, $900/best offer.
Call 863-467-2687.
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo,
'98, Exc. cond., V-6, All pwr,
Cruise, A/C, 128K, $5,500
neg. 863-763-3191/697-6680
21k nils, like new cond.,
$20,000. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee

$35. (863)467-6148
cond,' carpet, asking $8000

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

Public Notices


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 15th day of December
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
&Vin's as follows: .
1999 Green Harley avldson
Terms ot sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold In "AS IS" with no
. guarantees.
177173 ON 11/27/06
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 unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on November
2000 Toyota 3-Door (Sil)
Vln#JTDOR32T6Y005773 5
1990 ChevoNtet4-Door'(SII)
1993 Ford Station Wagon (Bge)
177682 ON 11/24-12/3/06

chobee Utility Authority will meet in
regular session on Tuesday December
12, 2006 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority Offices, 100
S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, Flori-
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
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based. Such
person may provide a court recorder,
stenographer, gr a tape recorder for
such verbatim record.
John F. Hayford
i:.. u ii ii, I i 1.1

Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sel at public Auction,'
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed ih
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Flodda Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on December
12,2006. .St
2003 Ford StationWagonGrn)
19907Chrysler 2-Door (SII)
1994 Chevrolet S-10 Pck-Up (W111l)
SALE DATE: 12/5/06
2000 Chrysler 4-Door (Red)
SALE DATE: 12/7/06
197.90Oldsmobile 2-Door(Blu)
SALE DATEr 12/12/06
177716 ON 11/26-12/9/06

Service Pirlod: One (1) year, renewable
upon mutual agreement.
Bids Accepted Through: December 29,
Instructions: Bids may be mailed to
King's Bay Homeowners Assoc., 4466
SE 50th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974
or they may be hand delivered to drop
box located on King's Bay office door.
Service Requirements: This contract will
be for full service lawn and tree main-
tenance of designated areas within
King's Bay. Contract requirements
available at King's Bay Office. You may
call our office for further information:
(863) 763-3878.
175734 ON11/22,27;12/1/06


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Community Events

Ministry meeting planned
Hand and Hand Ministries (formerly Cowboys for Christ), located
at the Palmdale Community building at the corner of Fifth and Main,
will, meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship. This
will be followed by gospel music and the word at 7 p.m. Our guest
this month will be Tina Wills of LaBelle, who will be joined by the
Freedom Fellowship Ministries/Praise and Worship team. For infor-
mation, call (863) 612-0640.

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

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 are always welcome. For
information, call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-7714.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner programs.

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 Ta\ lor
Creek to the lock, then left to the VFW or Butch's Backyard Lounge.
Butch's Red Neck Yacht Club will fall in directly behind the Yatchette
Club and non-club members are welcome to decorate their boats
and fall in with the parade. For information, contact Bob Schultz
.at (863) 697-9571 or (863) 467-7050.

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

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

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-

Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ringing effort
this Christmas season. If you, your business or organization can
help fill our schedule with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357-
0427, or Ron at (863) 697-6221. We would like to encourage busi-
nesses and organizations to sign up as teams. Pick a-day and let your
associates cover one of our locations and get in the Christmas mood
helping us help our community.

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's -Market will be held. every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park.3. Any ques-
tions and or 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 mm the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any lay of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings. For
information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863)

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

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

Children's ranch plans yard sates
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yar sales
on Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of tl, year,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.


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