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Vol. 97 No. 332 Tuesday, November 28, 2006 504 Plus tax

Temporary road
closure announced
N.W 144th Trail at Lofton
Road will be closed to all traffic
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.
OCHD to hold
flu shot clinic
The Okeechobee County
Health Department will hold a
walk-in flu shot clinic -on
Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 8:30
until 11:30 a.m., and in the
afternoon from I until 4 p.m.
: The shots will be given in
the health department's audito-
rium at 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
The cost is $25 per shot.
Medicare and letters from the
Department of Veterans Affairs
will be accepted.
For information, call the
health department at (863)

OFC's Morgan
receives honor
Mary Morgan, head custodi-
an at the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus has been select-
ed, as the school's 2006-2007
School-Related Employee of
the Year.
The announcement was
made on Monday, Nov. 20. i
UF falls;
UCLA No. 1
UCLA is No. 1 in The Associ-
ated Press college basketball
poll, a position it hasoccupied
more than any other school.
The Bruins combined their
championship at the EA Sports
Maui Invitational with losses by
No. 1 Florida and No. 2 North
Carolina to vault from fifth to
the top spot Monday.
Remove clutter,
and remove stress
Stress is a big factor in many
ailments. Stress may contribute
to heart attacks, ulcers,
headache and backache.
Reducing stress is important to
live a healthier life.
Stress comes from many
factors, sometimes even
including your surroundings.
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Drought Index
Current: 614
Source: Florida Divisio.n
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

12.26 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.79 feet

South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Tree Lighting: Kicks off the holiday season

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The City Hall Park is decorated in preparation for the holiday season which will official-
ly kick off on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m. during the seventh' annual Tree Lighting Cer-

City ceremony makes season bright
By Chauna Aguilar ,
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee's sev-. 7
enth annual Tree Lighting Cere-
mony to be held Tuesday, 'Nov.
28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. will
officially kick off the holiday sea- V
son in the City Hall Park.
The' Okeechobee County .
Schools .chorus groups will be
singing Christmas carols to begin
the celebration.
The countdown will be led by "
Mayor Jim Kirk and the members
of the Okeechobee City Council
who will also turn on all the holi-
day lights in the city.
Santa Claus will be in the gin-
gerbread house following the
lighting ceremony' until around Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
8:30 p.m. Santa will visit the gingerbread house in City Hall Park
There will be Christmas carol- during the seventh annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on
Tuesday, Nov. 28. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.
See Ceremony-- Page 2 and will officially kick off the holiday season in the city.

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Sometimes, when some- Ken Kenworthy.
thing seems too good to be payments and wo
true, it is. That was the case bursed."
with the deal presented to the Between Octo1
Okeechobee County school March 2004, the s
system in 2003 by the non-prof- received reimburs
it National School Fitness Foun- ing $34,454 and t
dation. ments stopped, s
The foundation sponsored a worthy. The schoc
program. called L.I.F.T, (Leader- stuck with the rei
ship in Fitness Training) Ameri- ments that event
ca Program. According to the about $230,700
three-year contract, the school interest.
would receive over $2,000 The school s)
worth- o.fexer-cise equipment --made-Itie last-pay
free. This equipment was debt in October of
placed''in the Okeechobee Houlever, all is
Freshman Campus gym. The company declared
school system would make the and was involved
payments and the foundation charges. As a re.
would reimburse the school
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' stated assis-
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school system
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Tree lighting planned
The seventh annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 in the City Hall Park. The lights
will be turned on by a countdown led by Mayor James
Kirk and members of the Okeechobee City Council.



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criminal charges, the foundation
was ordered to pay a percentage'
of the amount the school system
is out for the equipment.
The court required the compa-
ny to pay the school system
This matter became public at
the Nov. 21 school board meeting
when board attorney Tom Conley
announced that the school sys-
tem had received a check for
$9,000 from the foundation.
Mr. Kenworthy said because of
the financial condition of the
foundation they are allowed to
make time payments. Under the
circumstances, he is not sure if
the school system will ever see
the rest of them money.
Each of the machines in the
program is designed to exercise
different muscles in the body.
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students go through a timed cir-
S it for 30 seconds they will do
10 repetitions on -a particular
machine, then work out on a
stepper for 30 seconds before
going on to spend 30 seconds on
the next machine in the circuit.
With the time allotted to set up
each machine,,the program takes
about 30 minutes. The tension on
the machines can be increased.
The goal is for the students to
be able to gradually increase ten-
sion on eachemachine during the
course of the prograrrm.
In spite of the unfortunate cir-
cumstances, the Freshman Cam-
pus has made good use of the
Freshman Campus Assistant
Principal, Cary McKee said the
equipment is used on a regular
basis by physical education stu-
dents, and after school it is used
by athletic teams. He added that
the equipment has had to have
very little maintenance.
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he said.
According to the terms of the
contract, students were to be
assessed at the beginning of the
semester and at the end of the
semester. This assessment was to
record such things as height,
weight, body fat percentage and
the flexibility of students.
These records are still being
kept and Mr. McKee said they are
quite motivational. He was not
familiar with the results disclosed
by the records kept here. Howev-
er, a press release issued at the
time of the execution of the con-
tract stated that schools using the
equipment reported average
strength gains of more than 23
percent and body fat reduction of
5 percent during one semester.
-At the time of the supposed
"grant," Okeechobee Freshman:
Campus did not have any type of
exercise machines.
Mr. Kenworthy said the equip-
ment was state of the art and he
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has been used extensively.
He said without the grant the
school system would probably
have purchased some type of
exercise equipment although
they may not have spent that
much money.
Mr. Kenworthy said the school
system was soon going to make
the equipment available to staff in
the evenings. He said two teach-
ers have agreed to supervise an
exercise program three nights
week. This should result in health-
ier staff members, who, in turn,
would file fewer health insurance
claims resulting in lower premi-
Mr. Kenworthy was not aware
of the.exact number of schools
that were involved in the lawsuit.
He guessed that there wdre 75 to
100 school systems involved.
When the equipment was put
in place Kyle Brown, certification
trainer for the foundation, said
that the program was used in over
400 schools in 18 states.


man dies

in crash
A 19-year-old man died
Sunday, Nov. 26, when the
vehicle he was operating left
the roadway on County Road
68 East and rolled over.
Pronounced dead at the
scene was Kyle Chase Smith,
S.E. Azimuth Way, of Stuart..
According to a press
release from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the
single vehicle accident hap-
pened about 8 miles east of
U.S. 441 N. around 2 a.m.
The release states Mr.
Smith was driving east in a
1992 Isuzu SUV when the
vehicle left the roadway. Mr.
Smith reportedly tried to drive
back onto the roadway, but
the SUV began to slide and
then rolled over.
Mr. Smith was ejected
from the vehicle.
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ers, children's activities and arts
and crafts following the lighting
of the tree. There will also be
refreshments available through-
out the event.
Businesses will also be partici-
pating in creating the holiday
spirit by participating in the sec-
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Decorating Contest sponsored by,
Okeechobee Main Street. Partici-
pating businesses' windows will
be decorated prior to the lighting
ceremony and ready for judging
on Dec. 9.
. The city is accepting dona-
tions toward additional and
replacement decorations to assist
them in making the City of Okee-
chobee festive in the holiday sea-
son. For more information, con-
tact Kim Barnes at (863)
763-3372, ext 222.

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The citizens of Okeechobee
help make the holiday beautifica-
tion possible.
Santa will be making addition-
al appearances in the' City Hall
Park on Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 1, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14 from 6
until 8 p:m.
Children can have their photo,
taken with Santa and receive a
goody bag for $1.
Santa, will be in Flagler Park 4
on Dec. 10 following the Cham-
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mas Parade, and again on Dec.
15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23
from 6 until 8 p.m.
Santa will also be making
appearances by riding around the
city in a fire truck according to the
following schedule: Dec. 20 -
northwest and northeast section;
Dec. 21 southeast section; and,
Dec. 22 southwest section.
Everyone is welcome to
attend the celebration to officially
begin the Christmas season.

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a normal routine while st
acknowledging students' grief
some of those injured in the cra,
return to school and class'
resume at the tech center.
"Next week is just going to be
return to some normalcy, but st
dealing with the pain and grief an
just taking everything one day at
time," Ward said. "Something ]i
this is such a tragic event that
can't go away in a day or a wei
or a month. It's just something
that's an ongoing process."
Classes at the tech cent
where students can earn credits
special courses like cosmetoloi
and electrical technology, ha'
been canceled since the crash b
will resume Tuesday, Ward said.
Students now will be bused
the center using a route that doe
n't include taking 1-565, but w
still be allowed to drive their ow
cars to the center, he said.
Classes at Lee were dismiss
at 11:30 a.m. Monday to allow st
dents and staff to attend the fune
al for 17-year-old Crystalle Ren
McCrary, who died at Huntsvil
Hospital the day after the crash.
Thousands of mourne
attended three other funerals.ov
the holiday weekend. Nico
Sharika Ford, 19, was buried F

day, while services for Tanesha
Estella Hill, 17, and Christine Col-
lier, 16, were held Saturday.
Several of the injured students
ill attended the weekend funerals,
as their crutches and visible limps,
sh cuts and bruises making them
es easy to spot.
Anthony Scott, who was driv-
a ing the bus when a car came up in
till a side lane and apparently hit the
nd -bus, remained hospitalized Mon-
ta-. day, along with two students, hos-
ke pital officials said.
it The non-profit charitable
ek organization Hugs Across Ameri-
ng ca delivered 900 teddy bears to
Lee students on Monday. Ward
er, said the bears were handed out in
in the students' homeroom classes
gy after the moments of silence.
ve He said the bears were "very
ut well received" and grief coun-
selors would be at the campus
to "just as long as they need to be."
s- , Local officials and the National
'ill Transportation Safety Board are
vn investigating the crash, which
involved a car being driven by a
ed Lee High School student. Police
u- have not released the student dri-
er- very's name while the crash is
ee. under investigation.
lie The bus driver was found criti-
cally injured on the overpass and
;rs has been unable to speak with
er investigators, who are uncertain
)le how he exited the bus before it
ri- went over the concrete railing.

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Community Events

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.

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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 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.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delegation
on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation
hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at
(863) 386-6016
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop, up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for
the name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.

Dog lovers sought for new club
OKEECHOBEE Interested parties are being sough to start an
informal group to meet and discuss topics dealing with their AKC pure-
bred dogs.
Topics will include, but will not be limited to: health, nutrition, train-
ing, correct AKC breed standards and ethical breeding, as well as any
other topics of interest to the group.
For information, contact Billie at (863) 467-1958; or, by e-mail at bil-
lie4121 with your breed, name and number.

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OFC names School-Related Employee of the Year

Mary Morgan, head custodian
at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus has been selected, as the
school's 2006-2007 School-Relat-
ed Employee of the Year.
The announcement was made
on Monday, Nov. 20.
OFC's principal Andy Brewer
and assistant principal Cary
McKee presented the award to Ms.
Morgan during a surprise ceremo-
ny that aired during the school's
televised announcements.
Ms. Morgan is a valued mem-
ber of the OFC family. She keeps
the campus looking beautiful and
handles various tasks that make
: ", the school run smoothly. Ms. Mor-
gan started at the Freshman Cam-
pus in 2005 after working at Osce-
ola Middle School.
Because of her incredible
work ethic and dedication to
Helping teachers and students,
Ms. Morgan was recently promot-
ed to head custodian.
Submitted photo "She's always friendly and
Head custodian i Morgan has been selected as the eager to help," said Brent Bohan-
Okeechobee Freshman Campus School-Related Employee non, a new biology teacher at the
of the Year. She received a live plant to commemorate her OFC.
-accomplishment. Upon receiving the award Ms.

Special Holiday Events

City Lighting Ceremony: Tues-
day, Nov 28, beginning at 5:30
p.m. in City Hall Park. Okee--
chobee County School's chorus
group will be participating.
Santa will also be attending.
City Hall Park Santa: Tuesday,
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: Mon-
day, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the
American Legion, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St. There will be Christmas
carols, candle lighting and
words of comfort from local

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Jose Santibanez, 23, N.W.
35th Way, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 22 by Deputy Cor-
poral S. Green on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with failure to appear -
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Arthur Jerman Brown, 20,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
22 by Deputy Harold Hancock
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with introduc-
tion of contraband into a juve-
nile detention facility. His bond
was set at $3,000.
Jose Martinez Rodriguez,
30, Box 884, Harrisonburg, Va.,
was arrested Nov. 23 by the
OCPD on charges of aggravated
assault and discharging a
firearm from a vehicle. His bond
was set at $100,000.
Rafael Brito, 35, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 24 by Trooper B.K. Tim-
mons on a charge of driving

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. Tick-
ets are on sale at, the Main Street
office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-
Window Decorating Contest:,
Judging will be on Dec. 9. For
information, contact Okee-
chobee Main Street at (863) 357-
Chamber of Commerce light-
ed 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

under the influence. His bond
was to be set.I
Joseph Andrew Turner, 23,
10th Terrace, Palm Beach Gar-
dens, was arrested by the OCPD
on charges of driving under the
influence and leaving the scene
of an accident with property
damage. His bond was set at
Marilyn D. Pollard, 49,
Moore Haven, was arrested Nov.
24 by Sergeant Victoria Williams
on a felony charge of possession
of cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set
at $6,000.
Monique Rene Elliott, 35,
N.W .28th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 25 by Deputy
Matthew Hurst on felony
charges of possession of cocaine
and introduction of contraband
into the county jail, and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia. Her bond
was set at $6,500.
Ronald Marion Carter, 55,
S.E. 28th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 25 by Deputy *
Aithony Kibler on a felony
charge of battery with a prior
conviction. His bond was set at
Joshua B. Duke, 22, N.W.
27th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. the OCPD on
a felony charge of possession of

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Christmas Cantata: Dec. 15,
16 and 17 at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. For information, call
Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Christmas boat parade slated
Okeechobee Yatchette Club:
lighted Christmas Boat Parade
on Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade
will form at 5:30 p.m. behind the
Burger King on S.R. 70, then pro-
ceed 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.

a controlled substance without a
prescription, and a misde-
meanor charge of driving while
license suspended habitual
offender. His bond wais set at
Jose Ruiz II, 35,.W. Mar-
quette Ave., Tampa, was arrest-
ed Nov. 26 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on a charge of possession
of cocaine. His bond was set at
Carlos Ivan Gonzalez, 35,
Heather Noel Court, Brandon,
was arrested Nov. 26 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on a charge of
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Christian Jason Kobussen,
18, Winters St., West Palm
Beach, was arrested Oct. 26. by
Deputy Kenneth Sarros on a
felony charge of burglary of an
unoccupied structure and mis-
demeanor charges of criminal
mischief and resisting arrest
without violence. He was
released on his own recogni-
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not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against.
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CATCH UP: We have the highest rate out here of kids dropping
out and kids being expelled and it's because of. a lot of stupid stuff. I
now have my kid being home schooled and the home school
teacher has a whole list of people who want to go there and not
attend our public schools. This place needs to catch up with the
times and deal with problems, not find new ones and make a big
deal about it. These clubs are not going to make them straight, and
they are not going to make them gay. Who cares if they have it or
not? This is a concern. We need to hear from more parents that have
to deal with their kids with nowhere to send them. There is no inter-
vention between the cops and school. You either go to school or you
get help by being in trouble. You have to rob somebody. Or you have
to kill somebody, then they will put you in a camp. There is no inter-
vention in Okeechobee County. That's a bigger problem than kids
,being gay. We have 1,400 kids a day that are picked up with their
child care. Their kids. go to school and we pay for their care. It
should be the parents who are letting their teenagers have children
that pay totally for those kids, not the taxpayers.

NOTHING TO DO: We keep complaining about the kids in school
and what kind of clubs they want, but if we look around Okee-
chobee there is just one playground. We all know that teenagers
aren't going to go to the playgrounds unless they are going to meet
other teenagers; which, adding a whole bunch of teenagers, really is
not a safe thing when there is nothing for the teenagers to do. We all
know that there is a very high rate of overweight children in the
world today which means they are not going to go and play tennis,
football, soccer, basketball, racquetball or any energetic things.
They are notxgoing to go stand out.there and sweat and run around.
That's just not going to happen right away. There is no skating rink.
There is no gooney golf. There is nothing. These are things you
would think would be pretty cheap to put in to a town. We need
more things in Okeechobee for people to do. Every time you go
bowling there are always leagues playing. You can't even go in there
and play, which means they hang outside and start trouble. Kids in
Okeechobee need something to do with themselves that is fun.

DISAPPOINTED: My daughter attends a local school and, quite
frankly, I am very disappointed with the system. My daughter is a
slow learner and has experienced some,unpleasant events in her
life. Teachers make inappropriate comments and enable my child to
fail or say you are not capable of achieving excellence. I have
attempted to go through the proper channels and discuss the situa-
tion but it seems as if I am talking to the wall. I am here to tell you
that it doesn't work to try to go through the proper channels. It
seems as if they are playing musical chairs and I am tired of it. Help
is needed. Do we know who is teaching our children?

HONESTY: Would the person who found my billfold at a local
fast-food restaurant Saturday night and turned it in untouched,
please call? I would like to thank you personally and may God bless
you for your honesty.
Editor's Note: This person left their phone number with us. If
,you are the person who found the wallet, please call our office at
(863) 763-3134 and we'llput you in touch with this caller.)

COMMON SENSE: The other day I ran into a local store to pick up
a few things while my husband waited in the truck with the dogs.
When I came out he told me of a kid that was standing at the back of
the truck barking at our dogs while the kid's dad stood there and
watched. Then a man sticks his face over the side of the truck and
proceeds to pet the dogs. If one of our dogs had bitten him they
would have been labeled vicious, put to sleep and we would have
been left with a doctor bill, while it was his fault for touching our
dogs. Just because you see these cute dogs in the back of a truck
doesn't mean they are friendly. Also, please don't respond with a
remark about putting them in a dog box because you would not
believe how many people will stillstick their hands in the dog box.
Please, just use common sense because not all of the dogs in the
back of the trucks are friendly or tolerate strangers.

GARBAGE:.Once again this week, I have garbage strewn all over
the area in front of my house. I put garbage out in a large garbage
can with a locking lid. My problem is that some of my neighbors put
garbage out in plastic garbage bags, and other neighbors let their
dogs out every morning to do their business. On garbage day, appar-
ently that business involves tearing up any garbage bags they hap-
pen to find in the neighborhood and strewing the garbage all over
the place. Of course, when I mention this to the people with the
dogs they always claim it must be someone else's dogs making the

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Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. 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. Any-
one 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 informa-
tion, 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, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320. ,
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m'. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. 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 infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Thiswill be an open meet-
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-
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. 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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret 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 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one 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 ikeh6btiblwill meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwaanis antd
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at -
(863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, 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 some-
one that might need this group,-please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides
an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863):467-2321.
A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
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.
ABWAWomen 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 wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams,
Executive Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion 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 invit-

ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
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 members 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)

Community Events

Dine with the doctor series slated
The Dine with.the Doctor medical series will be Tuesday, Nov.
28, with dinner 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-
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.
4-H County Council plans yard sale
Okeechobee County 4-H County Council will host a fundrais-
ing yard sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the parking lot at Mims Veterit-
nary Clinic, from 8 a.m. to noon. A wide variety of items will be on
sale, donated by 4-H members and their families. Have fun shop-
ping, find some great buys and support 4-H.
Shared Services panel to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the
Okeechobee County School board, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The
purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify
issues, collaborate and share information regarding services for
children and their families. The guest speaker will be Shawna
Mackin, from DCF's Medicaid Children's Program. Please bring
new books, puzzles, toys and clothing for foster and needy chil-
dren in Okeechobee. All items will be given to M. 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 windo\v 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.
Yard sale features Christmas items
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S. E., will hold ayard
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-sq;apbbpokig crop party will be'&h~d Friday,;Dec:. 1, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Chutcli,~OO'N.W.Seconhd St. All"
levels of scrapbookers are'lco6me. There will be a demrionstra-
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 lott 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
program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and is
free and open to the public.
Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The Holiday Tour of Homes is back this year and will take place
on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 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 \ill.
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 toward missionary .projects.,
Doors will open at 9 a.m. For information, call Eleanor at (863j,
BHR church planning bazaar,
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold
their annual bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8
a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a variety of homemade crafts and
baked goods. Soup, sandwiches and drinks will be available. For
information, call (863) 357-6500.


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Gridiron fun
Yearling Middle School students play flag football, which was one of the many activities
available on Bonus Bill Activity Day at the school on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Students earn
Bonus Bills for doing good things at school. These Bonus Bills were used on Bonus Bill
Activity Day to participate in such things as basketball, dodgeball, Jeopardy and dancing.

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Just missed
Danny Cottone just missed finishing in second place in
the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament at Okee-
Tantie Marina. He brought 1.55 Ibs. to the scale. The sec-
ond place finisher, Mike Eagle had 1.6 lbs.

- Lady Brahmans soccer at SC
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byvarsity time) j
S. 2006 nam
Nov. 29: at Glades Central- 5 j;
p.m. (varsity only) nam
Dec. 4: vs. Dreyfoos 5 p.m. j;
(varsity only) Tour
Dec. 7: vs. Fort Pierce West- ja
wood- 5 p.m. (varsity only) men
Dec. 15: vs. Treasure Coast 5/7 ja
p.m. ence
Dec. 16: at Ft. Pierce Westwood
9/11 a.m. La(
Dec. 18: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m. ,bas
2007' (
Jan. 4: vs. John Carroll 4/6 p.m. varsi
Jan. 8: at Lake Placid 6/7:30 21
p.m. N
Jan. 9: Treasure Lake Confer- p.m.
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Brahmans wrestling p.m'
(Brahman and Lady Brahman D
teams) 5:304
2006 D
Dec. 2: Sebastian River Tourna- only,
ment at SBHS 10a.m. D
Dec.. 2: Ft. Pierce Central Tour- 5:30/
I T nament (JV) at FPCHS- 10a.m. D
Dec. 2: Girls' Tournament TBA p.m.
Dec. 6: Sebastian River Dual at D
S SBHS- 7p.m. mas
Dec. 9: Big Lake Classic at OHS D
S 10 a.m. 'mas
R'I Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake D
Tournament at OHS 10 a.m. mas
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake Girls 2
Tournament at -10a.m. J
m 2007 J.
V Jan. 3: St. Lucie Centennial Dual p.m.

HS 7 p.m.
an. 6: Hendry County Tourna-
t at HCHS- 10 a.m.
an. 6: Vero Beach Girls' Tour-
ent at Vero Beach 10 a.m.
an. 10: Ft. Pierce Central Tour-
ent (JV)at OHS- 7 p.m.
an. 13: Martin County Dual
nament at MCHS 10 a.m.
an. 13: Harmony Girls' Tourna-
t at Kissimmee 10 a.m.
an. 20: Treasure Lake Confer-
e at OHS- 10 a.m.
dy Brahmans
JV times are first followed by
ty times)
!ov. 28: at Lake Placid 5:30/7
[ov. 30: Lincoln Park 5:30/7
)ec. 7: at Suncoast 5:30/7 p.m.
)ec. 12: at Jensen Beach -
7 p.m. ..
)ec. 14: vs. Inlet Grove varsity
6 p.m.,
)ec. 1.5: at Sebastian River -
7 p.m.
Dec.120: at Clewiston 6/7:30
iec. 28: Forest Hill'for Christ-
Tournament TBA
Dec. 29: at Forest Hill for Christ-
Tournament,- TBA
Dec. 30: at Forest Hill for Christ-
Tournament TBA
an. 3: John Carroll 5:30/7 p.m.
an. 5: vs. Forest Hill 5:30/7

O.G. & C.C. results
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-IA.S. League
Nov. 21: 1. George Goudy, 2.
Max Sherry, last place Kenny
Napora, closest to pin (2)
George Goudy, (8) Max. Sherry

and (17)- Jack. Forde.5 .
Nov.,'22: l1' Tim'3Gray; 2. Joe
Albrechta, last place Dean Ore-
man, closest to pin (2) Tim Gray,
(8) Orville Moore and (17) Don

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
Boys basketball
(Times are listed as -freshmen,
junior varsity and varsity)
Nov. 28: at Westwood 6/7:30
Dec. 1: vs. Jensen Beach -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
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
Dep. 12: vs. Forest Hill 6/7:30
Dec. 14: vs. Treasure Coast -
4:30/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15: at @ Glades Central -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21: at Jensen Beach -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 27-30: at @ 'Gulfshore
Shootout in Naples TBA
Jan. 4: vs. Westwood -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 9: vs. Suncoast 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
Jan. 13: at John Carroll 5:30/7
Jan. 16: at Forest Hill -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19: vs. Glades Central -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.

Nov. 24: 1. Orville Moore, 2.
(tie) J. W Cain and Ron Whaley,
last place.- Max Sherry. Closest to
pin (2) Red Murr, (8) Terry Mil-
lette, (11) George Guydosh and
(17) Russ Adams.

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Stress is a big factor in many
ailments. Stress may contribute
to heart attacks, ulcers,
headache and backache.
Reducing stress is important to
live a healthier life.
Stress comes from many fac-
tors, sometimes even including
your surroundings. One pro-
ductive way to help reduce the
stress in your life is to reduce
the clutter in your home. Clutter
can be a source of stress for
several reasons. It may just get
.in the way and make it more
difficult for you to get anything
done. It may be a source of con-
flict between a "packrat"
spouse and one who hates clut-
ter. It may be the reason you
can't enjoy inviting friends over,
because you are embarrassed
at the way your home looks.
I am member of the "Baby
Boom" generation post-
WWII children born between
1946 and 1964 and my par-
ents remembered .the Great
Depression. Like many who
lived through those hard times,
they thought it wasteful to
throw away anything that could
possibly be used again. Clothes
were "handed down" to sib-
lings or cousins until they were
worn out, and then cut up for
quilts or used as cleaning rags.
Glass jars were washed out and
saved for canning homemade
jelly or preserves. Cardboard
boxes were saved and stored
for reuse. Even wrapping paper
was carefully removed, folded
and saved to use again.
So my "pack rat" tendencies
come naturally. I can't bring.


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myself to throw out -- and thus
commit to the landfill any-
thing that someone else might
find useful.
I have no problem, however,
with giving things away. So I
was happy to spend some time
cleaning out closets and. the
garage to find items to donate
to the upcoming 4-H yard sale
fundraiser. Not only does this
let me feel good about helping
a great organization, I also
know the people who shop
yard sales will put the items to
good use, which is so much
better than letting things wind
up in the landfill.
The holiday season can be
full of stress. People often
overextend themselves. They
overspend. They overeat. They
go without sleep trying to get
everything done.
Some tips to help avoid holi-
day stress include:
Set realistic limits for holi-
.day spending. Sit down and
make a budget, to help reduce
impulse spending. Some fami-
lies opt to draw names for gifts
instead of trying to buy some-
thing for everyone in the family.
Make new traditions. One
idea my sisters and I came up

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other Christmas presents.
Instead, we donate the money
we would have spent to charity.
This helps reduce the amount
of shopping we have to do and
the stress over figuring out
what to give. Some years we all
donate to the same charity.
Some years, we choose differ-
ent ones. One year we deemed
that "charity begins at home"
and all donated our "Christmas
money" to a family member
who was going back to college.
Get enough sleep. Sleep is
important to your health. This
means you will have to be real-
istic when scheduling holiday
activities. If you know you will
be up late for a party, don't
schedule something else.early
the next morning. Your body
needs rest.
And if you're looking for a
good buy on children's books,
decorative vases or a like-new
pair of tap shoes, check out the
4-H County Council Yard Sale
on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8
a.m. until noon in the parking
lot at Mims Veterinary Clinic,
275 S.W. 32nd St. If the other 4-
H families found as much
"stuff" to donate to the sale as
we did, there should be plenty
of treasures to find.
Before making any change
to your diet or exercise pro-
gram, consult your doctor. This
is especially important if you
are on any prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact
badly with foods that would
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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 III "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 7 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-


Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. Forinformation, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
8a28.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets -I months and older must
have a re\accination 12 months
after the initial vaccination There-
after, revaccination requirements
Would conform to the vaccine
manufacturer's direction. Vendors
should be reminded that any dog
or cat offered for sale is to be sold
with a health certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
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Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
:' This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
hive as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to. -
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
inl,your area soon. Volunteers are
needed, in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
rmation and an application. Just
tVo hours of your time each week
Will make a difference in the lives of
these children.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
Reed of people willing to provide
faster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily 4
care and a stimulating environ- OM
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important charactenstic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. For information call
(800) 403-9311.

EYDC needs
Volunteers do make a differ-
etice. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juyenilegjustice programs through-
out thV'state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation aides
arid assistance in developing a
youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
mrnke a difference? If so, please
contact EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441
N., Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.
Food Pantry
is open
; Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
AVe. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. until noon.

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Baby Car Seal oi 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.
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white, last seen 11/9 in Bass-
wood area. (863)763-6182
Leave message.
CAT, vic. of Central Elemen-
tary School, light gray w/tan
stripes, answers to Raven.
DOG- Female, yellow leopard
cur, limp, needs meds, vicinity
of SR 78 & 29,(239)633-2512
old, fawn w/black face, can
not hear or see well. Vic of
NW 4th St. Cal
(863)763-0141 Reward
gold, with 2 names. Okee-
chobee area. Please call
PUPPY- 8 mo old pitbull,
cream & white, family pet,
missed terribly, near Citgo--
Treasure ISL.(863)357-1915
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 863-467-0704

CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
HAMSTERS:2F, 1M Babies,
approx. 8 wks. old. Too
good home. (863)801-1302
HENS, (17), 2 Roosters, beau-
tiful, (863)610-086.2
KITTENS (3)- Fluffy, Free to
good homes only. 5 wks old,
litter box trailed, 2F, 1M
KITTENS: 7 wks. old. Black &
White. Very cutel Great for
little kids' Free'to good
* -homes. (863)467-2309
PUPPIES, 8 weeks'old, Golden
Retriever & Red Nose Pitbull
mixed, to good homes.

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meet Attractive Gal or Couples
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Full-Time 205
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Commercial project located
In Sebring. Good pay and
Benefits package
CAll Jin lrjrni i reil
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
iig them in the classi-

for a Bilingual EnglishYSpan-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
(863)763-1510 or drop it at
2303S. Parrott Ave. #G.
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay, Benefits Pkg,
Vacation, Local Work, DFWP
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm

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

(UP TO $12.00 HR. TO START)
($8.00 HR TO START)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
.Help needed, Please mail
Okeechobee FL 34972
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

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Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street

Bus Driver
ECMHSP is'now accepting applications for Bus
Driver for a Migrant Head Start Program.
Responsible forproviding transportation for
children. Preferred: High School Diploma/ or
GED, Commercial Drving License (class A or B),
with P & S endorsement. School Bus Drver 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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Newspaper Carriers
Applications are'now
being accepted at:
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Brighton Reservation

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

How fast can your car Looking for a place to
go? It can go even faster hang your hat? Look no
when you sel It hin the further than the classi-
classffleds. fieds.

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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

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 & 401 K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
(954) 967-3477

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility arid 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

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

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

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

weekend work at Flea Market
in Okeechobee. Light clean-
ing and sales, Must speak
some English. Call
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Call 863-63,4-3245
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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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

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

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

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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items i
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books Mgazine535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China Glassware, Et, 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
CqUsBcaibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
r'iseis 590
Drapes,L Unens 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/Ughts 640
Luggage : 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
A-1 Shape. $35.

Sears 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
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The classified ads

DRYER Works great, $20.
Call 863-610-1465.
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
FREEZER, Upright "Deep
Freeze", Works well. $75.
Kenmore, water & Ice in door
& 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.
BICYCLE- Womens beach
bike, 7 speed, purple
w/white flowers, $50

Replacement Casement Win-
dows: Andersen:27 1 /4" W
x 58 1/2"H & 4)271/4"Wx 39
1/4"H. $250 863-467-8504

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
DOWS (4) 13"W x 44" H,
$20 will sell separate
WATER PUMP- 1 hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415
WOODEN STEPS- heavy, 2
steps high, 17" x 46" wide,

CAMPER: 1999 Challenger, 32 ft,
large slide out, solid oak cabi-
, nets, c/a & heat. Like new! Must
sell Call Bill 863-763-4464

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.

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,
$ 25 or best offer.

COMPUTER DESK, 31/2 long x
4', 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.
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
ware, extra Ink, $30

BED, King size, with mattress.
$150 (863)467-6375
BR SUITE- Queen bed,
dresser, nite stand, full mir-
ror, very good cond., $250

BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $600 (863)763-6507
BUNK BEDS Wooden with
dresser, $200.(863)228-3651
BUREAU, Large with mirror,
54"lx32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good condition. $125 or best
offer. (863)763-2458
CHAIRS (2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable, upholstered seats.
Great condition. $25 for both,
will sep. (863)763-1055
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE- 3x5 glass,
black frame, very pretty, $25
CHAIRS, IVORY, Egyptian cot-
ton w/cherry wood trim, exc.
cond., $400. 863-763-0583
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
DINING SET, Table with 6
chairs. $400 (863)467-6375
DINING TABLE:.w/4 Chairs,
Hardwood 3x5' Rectangular.
Good condition. $125 or
best offer:'(863)467-0987
DRESSER, 4 Drawer, brown.
$40 (863)763-5067
all white, with insert, $100 or
best offer, (863)467-1447
KITTEN- Male, Dark orange &
white. approx 8 wks old,
$15. (443)262-274.0
seat, chair, all recline, oak
coffee & 2 end tables. $500
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
SLEEPER SOFA- king size,
pastel floral, design, very
good cond., $150 or best of-
fer (772)460-9733
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
TABLE, Custom built, solid
oak, 42" square with 4 match-
ing Windsor back chairs. $250
neg, (863)763-2458.
TRUNDLE BED- Clean, Great
shape. 7 $100.
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.
Good cond. $125.

guns. Has 4 shelves & 1
drawer. $90. (863)467-1401
GUN CASE- 2 rifle, locking,
hard sided, gray, $50
GUN CASE, Aluminum, Holds
2 scope guns, excellent con-
dition. $65 (863)357-5754
HAND GUN- Springfields Ar-
mory Ultra compact model
1911 A 45 cal. Auto. Ported
$900. (863)467-1958
MARLIN Model 882 SS, 7
shot bolt action, 22 mag.,
3 x 9 x 32 WA simmons scope
$450 (937)215-0307
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope, 1980's, $550
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
(863)763-4132 vmsg. f

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,59 -1534

twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc condo. $2700 new,
asking $1200 1863)763-6907
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 5pnm.
Hammer, For electric chair or
scooter, fits on hitch. $1500
WHEELCHAIRS, (2), electric,
1 brand new, 1 used, $900
will sell separately.

CONDENSER, 3 ton, for split'
unit CAH, approx. 8 yrs. old,
works great, $400 or best
offer. (863)763-7758
Hollowbody, Classic, $450
Everything you need for your
own ceramic business. Kilm,
Good, w/too many molds to
count. $2100.863-467-6475
PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
crophones. $1500
(863)675-0604 -
Like 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.
Kawali, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
S239-425-5605. .
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
blk. shiny finish w/bench'.
Antique. $50. or best offer.
863-983-8131 Clewiston
SAXOPHONES (2), 1 alto, 1
tenor, Selmer. $400 for both,
or will separate.
GUITAR, Exc. condition,
$400 (863)357-1576 or
(863)6 -7210

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
old, females, APR ret., $350
each. (863)634-7723
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.

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man 3 way system, new
condition. $250
MOWER, King Kutter, 4', land-
scape rake 5', quick connect,
all 3pt., $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.
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 22",
4hp, excellent condition $40
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
42" cut, 19 HP, two cylinder
Briggs, Auto trans, $550

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

COCKATIELS, (2), breeder
pair, with large Cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer.
CONURES (4), Mated pair & 2
month old & older baby
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

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1 Female, 2 Males
Shots & dewormed. $125
mo., 7lbs, Neutered. All
shots, No papers. $250.

PowerShot 'A40. $60

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

LMB. $25 or best offer.
(863)824-0801. .

cabinet, with attachments,
$50. (863)763-0141 after 6

POOL TABLE, All access. In-
cluded. Good condition
$150. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235 ;

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

BENCH SAW, Craftsman, 10",
lhp w/miter cut & rail. $100

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

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

6rietmas Trees 745
FaPe Equtet.wt 805
Farm MPedl/laodM 810
ft",m i g BIB. 815
Farm Prqduce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farw m Suppl s/'
Ssrvifee Wated 830
FertU r 835
Horses 840
Supplies B45
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock. 855

Flowers 865


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

APHA GELDING, 4 years old,
broke, great manners, $1800
or best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA Gelding 6 yrs
old, 15H $1000 or best offer
Sfor experienced kids, games,
trails, not spooky. $700 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
BAY MARE- 18 yrs old, $350
dem axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912
bomb proof, kid safe, loads
trail rides, no bad habits,
$1500. (863)763-1504
SADDLE- New, 20" Australian,
(Western 18") W/matching
breast plate. $300.
yr old, exc. bloodlines,
stocky, exp rider needed
$1500 (863)254-3926

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

LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront LG.
3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall. Will do
seasonal. 863-634-5236
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
garage, lake access w/dock.
$1400/mo. Call Kelly
ON ESTATE- in Town,
2BR/2BA, W/D, New Appis,
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

Located on West side of new
.Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Office SpaceNeeds a Build
SOut. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
Fitdn fast. SN It soon-
or in the classMIeds

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

Real Estate

2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Fla room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/lift,.
fenced rear yard, full springer
system. Asking $155,000
Possible Owner Financing
Ready to move Inl
Spacious 3/2 w/lake access.
Owner financing avail.
.$185,000. (863)634-5236

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

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
$64,900. Call Gayla
715-891-1476 or Beth

Mobile HomesW


BuaisOSf~acog 910
Commeral '
"ropety. 915
Townhouses Rment920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House. Rent 930
Land-. Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooin to Rent 985
StorageSpace -. "
Rent 980-

OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo,, 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, In
d Kings Bay, No pets. $850.
me. + $850. Sec. Dep.
(863)697-8728 .
--"-, i ,


o wnr w w
*ud -00ton a io po~airlu

Ft., Sleeps 6, Great condi-. : ;
tion. $4000 or best offer.
Call Kenny (772)260-4792:
:Fifth ^I^ Whes31

CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen end., all
extras. Like new,. $10K neg
located in LaBelle park good
cond.;, '84 Cree, 32', must
move $2400 (260)490-6684
NOMAD- '90, 26', Very good
shape. Fully equipped..
$4300. or best offer.
2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036 Iv.

SKI DO0 04. GTX Wakeboard
Edition. $7,000 or best offer.
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
$1000 (863)467-5299

CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
glass, for boat or pontoon.
300 or best offer
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable; perfect condition.
Asking $100(863)824-0801

ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all orwil sep-
arate. (863)674-0281.
Suitable for air boat $650.
(863)634-6597 .'
TRAILER, For Air Boat Good
condition. $350.
'!Motrcyclesi| 300

M/H FRONT DOOR -73"x32"
$25: 863-357-5754 .

Doublewide 2/2
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1300/mth. $1900 sec dep.
954-261-1268 .
$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, fake access,. $850
mo. inc. util. & yard'maint,
1st &last, $50 sec. dep.
. (863)634-0230

.Customer Appreciation Sale
All 2BR/2BA custom homes
of Merit models in stock
on sale for tremendous
discounts. Call Mike at
Doublewide, '85, 3BR/2BA,
Good condition, .includes
setup, a/c, skirting & steps.
Financing avail, on your land.
$29,900. (863)675-8888
Doublewide used homes
available, 3BR/2BA.
Financing available if you
own your lot with low
down payments. Call
Regional Model Center
Specialig 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 Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory directto yourlot
CEasyfinancing available.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
We specialize in Homis
of Merit Special Orders.
Drive a little, save a lot.
Call 863-675-8888.
Many Models in stock.


AIR BOAT: 12 Ft., Fiberglass,
150 gp, 2Poly Mare, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-4792 .
BASS BOAT 78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
BOAT: '05, 18 Ft,, Aluminum,
90 hp Yamaha w/Center Con-
sole. Factory warrantee. Like
new! $8,775.561-346-6476-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or 'best offer
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 firmly
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
PONTOON BOAT, 20ft., 50hp
motor, roll on trailer. $3500
(863)763-9371 1 .
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-
Smini top, dblaxlde trir & much
more. Must SellI $19,500.
NADA value $24,000. Call
STARCRAFT 16'- 50hp Evin-
rude, trolling mtr, fish finder,
good shape, $1500

P/U CAMPER- Sportsman,'02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Trig., A/C,
Sleeps 4 $6500.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534
SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
work $750. or best offer.
SWINGER '83, 31', By Georgle
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires, a/c, 44hrs on generator.
$3800 neg. (863)763-4968.

Sprt Veils

GO CART 1 seater, 6.5. $300.
GO CART,. Scorpion, 2. years
old, from Sears. $1000 Call
Charles (863)697-3097
GO-CART, $400,
300TRX, Red & black, Runs'
good. $2500. Firm. .
(863)697-2032 . .
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con- .
edition. Great holiday gift!
Price reduced to $2000.
4x4, Auto., Blue, Excellent
condition. $3700
(863)673-4405 LaBelle
YAMAHA 600 '93, Only 317
miles, great condition.
$1100 (863)673-6333

Automobiles .

WAGON, '95, very cl eanh ''
only made 1 year, $1000 of : .- :
bei offer (863)763-2890 .
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto; great restoration
project, runs, $1700
(863)634-6601 .. ; ..
'92, clean car, good trans- .
portation, 100k mi., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport.
CORVETTE 8B4, 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 DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2500. Firm.:
(863)763-7060 "
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
(863)697-9122 ...
Signature Series, Perfect
cond. Loaded, 7400 ml.,
$26,500. (863)634-3740
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
$4200. (863)946-0355
Needs minor repairs. Runs
ood. Very good condition.
$1500 neg. (863)634-5289 ....

HONDA 2000 XR 70- dirtbike,
exc cond., $1100
HONDA ELITE 250 '85- Scoot-
er, 6900 miles, stereo, exc
cond., $1350
SCOOTER- 04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mL.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
Windshield, saddle, bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
$2500 (863)357-3773 .... '



Houses Sale 102

I Houses Sale

12 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I PbiNo ice

Community Events

Notice Is hereby given to all owners of lands located withinthe boundaries
of the Grove Community District (the "District'), that the District's Board
of Supervisors Intends to use the uniform method for the levy, collec-
tion and enforcement of non-ad valorem assessments as set forth In
Section 197.3632, Florda Statutes, for such non-ad valorem assess-
ments as may be levied by the District.
The District's Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on
.December 5, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Indian River Community College,
Dixon Hendry Campus, Room B111, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the purpose of which Is to consider the
adoption of a Resolution authorizing the District to use the uniform
method for the levy, collection, and enforcement of non-ad valorem
assessments as set forth In Section 197,3632, Florida Statutes, for
such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District,
Such non-ad valorem assessments will be collected by the tax collec-
The District may Impose and levy non-ad valorem assessments with said.
assessments being upon some or all of the lands located within the
District's boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments will be
imposed and levied lawfully and may be used for the payment of bond
Indebtedness, maintenance and other lawfut obligations of the District.
All affected property owners have the right toappear at the Public Hearing
to be heard regarding the District's use of the uniform method for the
levy, collection and enforcement of non-ad valorem assessments as set
forth in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for such non-ad valorem
assessments as may belevied by the District All affected property
owners have the right to file written objections with the District's
Manager, Special District Services, Inc., 2501 Bums Road, Suite A,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 within 20 days of the first publication
of this notice.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at this Public Hearing, such person
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, at their own expense, which record Includes the testimony and
evidence on which the appeal Isbased.
In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing spe-
cial accommodations or an Interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact the District Manager by calling (561) 630-4922 or toll
free (877) 737-4922 at least seven days prior to the date of the pro-

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 mi., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny

CEMElT MIXER- trailer
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
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
glass, for Full Size (off a
Ford). $250. (863)257-3482
WINDOW: Rear, Fo( 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
lob. $2000 or best offer.
DIESEL TANK- Diamond plate
with pump & on/off nozzle.
$700. (863)697-2032
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $20K. Must See!
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.
SNeg. (863)467-8464
FORD F150, 1993 300 en-
ine, 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.
speed, a/c. $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-2684

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

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

'93- cold air, $2490
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, $2490
.V6, All power, A/C, Seats 5,
159k, Well kept. $2500 neg.

Public Notices

Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
. son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from bl prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Rodrda Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on December
2003 Ford Station Wegon Gm)
1997 Chrsler 2-Door(Sl)1
1994 Chevrolet 8-10 Pick-Upl Whl)
SALE DATE: 12/5/06
2000 Chrysler 4-Door (Red)
SALE DATE: 12/7/06
19790Oldsmobile 2-Door Blu)
SALE DATE: 12/12/06
177716 ON 11/26-12/9/06
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 In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Rorida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on November
2000 Toota 3-Door (8I11
1990 Cheverlet4-Door (SI
1993 Ford Station Wageon Be)
177682 ON 11/24-12/3/06
.11 l

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

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 cloth-
ing 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 information or
tickets contact Margaret C. Smith at (863) 467-8020 or (863) 634-1487; or, Mary
Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enactment, 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
Sunday, the camps will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the battle at 1 p.m.
Fees are adults, $3; Children, $1; under age 6, free. Parking is $1. All proceeds
benefit the Saint Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post 400. The event is hosted by
8th Florida Company C, 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. For information
and admission fees call Anita Errico-Smith at (772) 46,5-7608, or; and Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or

VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their annual Christ-
mas 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 children--.including the First Baptist Church

Tree of Life ceremony planned
Treasure Coast Hospice will remember loved ones as they celebrate the holi-
days with the Tree of Life ceremony at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St.,
on Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. There will be Christmas carols, candle lighting and.
words of comfort 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 bar-
becue cook-off. The meeting will be held in their office at 111 N.E. Second St. For
information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

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

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

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

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

pHRFD hosting kids' Christmas party
ThkklBuckhead 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.

Kiwanis plan radio auction
The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 until 5 p.m.
To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the time specified fro that particular lot. Lots
last 25 minutes each. The annual event helps fund the renewable $1,000 Kiwanis
.scholarship awarded to an Okeechobee High School senior yearly. If your busi-
ness 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 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-prof-
it 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 educa-
tional needs of the Okeechobee community.

Ministry meeting planned
Hand and Hand Ministries (formerly.Cowboys for Christ), located at the Palm-
dale Community building at the corner of Fifth and Main, will meet Thursday,
' Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. f6r 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 information, 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 teh. 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.

Church hosting live nativity
Hobe Sound Bible Church will present a dramatized live nativity at 11295 S.E.
Gomez Ave. in Hobe Sound on Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. For information,
call (772) 546-5696.

Fla. tourism down

slightly this year

By Travis Reed
Associated Press Writer
ORLANDO. Slightly fewer tourists visited Florida, so
far this year, potentially heralding the state's first year-to-
year drop in visitors since the terrorist attacks of 2001, fig-
ures released Monday show.
.Florida has hosted 66.8 million people so far, down .8
percent from 67.4 million visitors at the same time in 2005,
according to Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing
arm. Total visitor numbers had risen nearly 7 percent in
.2004 and almost 5 percent last year to a record 83.6 million.
Visitor figures previously released for the first two quar-
ters of this year were about the samrne as 2005. Because the
data is preliminary, it is not immediately clear which areas
of the state are getting fewer tourists. The agency's numbers
are based in part on data from the state's 14 largest airports.
Visit Florida spokeswoman Vanessa Welter said increas-
ing competition from other markets and a lingering memo-
ry of two savage hurricane seasons could be at fault. The
third quarter runs from July to September, all of it officially
in "hurricane season."

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 Okeechobee 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 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 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, contact
Beverly at (863) 467-0173. i

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

Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler Parks #3 and
4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For information, contact Okee-
;chobee 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 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 businesses, 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 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 areavailable any day of the week. We will pro-
vide training and background screenings. For information, contact Mike Davis,
youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be hosting God's
Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that includes play, instruc-
tion 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 Thurs-
day 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 member-
ship. The members of the volunteer council protect and advocate for a better
quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers are appointed by the
governor for a four-year term. Local meetings are held on the second Tuesday of
the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information;
or, visit

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 children 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
kYearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy toner car-
tridges. 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 education classes
at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call
the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Submitted photo/KiwanIs Club

Guest speaker
Kiwanis member Mark Reynolds (left) and Kiwanis
Club president Frank Irby (right) welcomed last week's
Kiwanis Club guqst speaker Cliff Brooks from the Flori-
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