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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 333 Wednesday, November 29, 2006 50t Plus tax
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Briefs

The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated for
the holidays?
If so, call our offices at (863)
763-3134 and give us your
address. We'll then publish it in
this spot so everyone .in the
community can drive by and
enjoyyour festive decorations.
Our offices are open Mon-
day-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
1040 S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21st St.
1065 S.E. 21st St.

CSX crossing
work canceled
The Okeechobee County
Road Department has
announced that the work on
the railroad crossing on Lofton
Road at N.W. 144th Trail has
been canceled indefinitely by
CSX Railroad.

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 1 until 4 p.m.
The shots will be given in
the health department's audi-
torium 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)
462-5819.

Inside

CHAOS:Can'thave
anyone over syndrome
Our homes have always
been a source of shame for us.
This is why we locked our-
selves behind those doors and
refused to let anyone into our
homes and our lives. We were
fearful that someone would
find out our dirty little secret.
We felt that we were the only
ones in the whole wide world
who lived this way. I wrote
"Sink Reflections" for you.
This book is dedicated to
YOU, who. have suffered in
silence, thinking that you were
the only one in the world who
lived in CHAOS! Can't Have
Anyone Over Syndrome.
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County Fair: Becoming a reality


A bulldozer operator spreads fill dirt in the entrance circle to the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center. The fair committee is depending on such donated labor and donated
fill material to prepare a site for the 2007 county fair.

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As evidence of the commu-
nity involvement in prepara-
tion for the first ever Okee-
chobee County Fair, volunteer
workers are busily hauling and
spreading dirt on the entrance
circle to the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center.
They are preparing the area
to be used as a midway for the
.fair. In order to have the mid-
way in this location, extensive
filling, drainage and electrical
work must be done.
At this time the county has
not awarded a contract for the
remainder of the work, but the
labor for hauling and. spread-
ing the dirt has been volun-
teered and the fill dirt donated.
The fair association has esti-
mated the cost of improve-
ments, minus the donated
material and labor, would be
$782,000.
During budget hearings
prior to the adoption of the
budget for the current fiscal
year, the consensus of com-
missioners was not to raise
taxes to finance the fair.
Truckers are hauling dirt
from a site north of S.R. 70 and


west of the L-63 Canal. They
are using spoil dirt from the
construction of the canal.
Linda Syfrett, fair associa-
tion president, said that next
week a surveyor will donate
his services to set grade stakes
for the site. She anticipates the
fill work will be completed by
the end of next week.
Even though a contract for
the remaining work has not
been awarded, she said she
had talked to one of the con-
tractors who is bidding on the
job. He feels he can complete
the necessary work by Feb. 28.
Work must be completed by
that date in order to accommo-
date the fair on March 9-18.
Fair association member
Terry Burroughs is also confi-
dent that a fair will be held
although he conceded that it
might be necessary to modify
the plans.
He said it might be neces-
sary to temporarily move the
midway to an area northeast of
the horse barn. That area is on
relatively high ground and
would require no filling or
drainage. He also suggested
the use of generators to power
midway rides.


"The 10-day festival will be
the single most important use
to date and the longest in
length for the agri-civic center,
and will give significant impor-
tance to the use of the faculty
by the public in general," said
John Abney, former chairman
of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers.
The native Floridian country
music duo of the Bellamy
Brothers will headline the fair
with a Saturday, March 17,
concert. Tickets are not yet
available for that concert.
A hypnotist will be perform-
ing the entire week and the
Music City Brass will be per-
forming Monday through Fri-
day.
Mrs. Syfrett said within a
few days she would be signing
a contract with a midway con-
tractor. She said one of the
highlights of the fair would be
a 110-foot tall Ferris wheel that
will be visible from State Road
710.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda
may be reached at
pgawda@newszap.com.


Deportee


arrested on


drug charge


Report: man
was deported
in Nov., 2003

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Mexican male who had
been deported from the United
States in 2003 was recently
arrested on drug charges by the
Okeechobee County Sherillff's
Office (OCSO).
Ti'ialeio Santiago, 27, N.\A .
42nd Ave.. Okeechobee, is
being held in the Okeechobee
County Jail withoutt bond after
his Nov. 22 arrest on.a charge of
trafficking in cocaine.
An OCSO arrest report states.


that Santiago was deported
from the United States on No\
13, 2003.
However, it
does not
state the rea-
son for his -'
being
deported.
Barbara -i--'
Gonzalez, a
spokes- '
woman wviih Tinajero
the U.S. Santiago
Immigran .
and Customs Enlorcement
(ICE) police in Mian-, did con-
firm that Santiago was deported
inr 2003. Ho\ve\er, she did not
See Charge Page 2


Lock down-


atOHS due


to gun shots


By Victoria Hamnnon
Okeechobee News
After hearing gunshots short-
ly after 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28,
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) was locked down until
law enforcement personnel
deemed it safe for students to
move freely about the school.
The mid-level lock down was


declared by OSH Principal Toni
Wiersma after shots were heard
on the north side of campus.
"The shots originated on the
other side of the retention
pond," said Mrs. Wiersma "The
sound happened more than
once, so we went on lock down
until we received the all-clear
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Lake level
Last Year:
16.77 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ......13-16
Comics ........... 12
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 13
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .6
TV ...............14
Weather ............ 2
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Christmas tree sale
The Shriners are selling Christmas trees from the parking lot of their building on U. S.
78 W. Handling the sales one recent afternoon were, (left to right), Keith Tomey, David
Pittard and Gerald Benedict. The Shriners have Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir
trees ranging in size from 4 to 11 feet. Prices range from $25 to $85. They will even deliv-
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Minn. Couple charged with gas, car theft


A Minnesota couple were
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail last week after they
pumped gas then apparently
drove away without paying for it in
a car that had been reported
stolen.
Arrested were Rick Allen Glen-
na, 22, West Fourth St., Winona,
Minn., and Jamie Lee Ambuehl,
19, Oakland Drive, Spring Grove,
Minn.
Glenna was charged with the


felony of grand theft of a motor
vehicle, and the misdemeanors of
driving while license revoked with
knowledge and theft of gas. His
bond was set at $12,000.
Ambuehl was charged with the
felony of grand theft of a motor
vehicle, and the misdemeanor of
theft of gas. Her bond was set at
$11,000.
The State of Minnesota has also
placed a hold on Glenna for viola-
tion of probation.


According to a report by
Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), he was sent to a
convenience store on S.E. 34th
Avenue around 1:30 p,m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 22, in regard to a
gas drive off.
He met with the store's owner
who told him that a man and
woman pumped $28.67' worth of
gas into their car then drove away,
stated Cpl. Thomas' report.


Shortly thereafter OCSO Deputy
Marcus Collier found the car at the
intersection of U.S. 441 and S.R.
70. After stopping the car, the
deputy learned that Glenna's dri-
ver's license had been revoked,
and that the car had been reported
stolen in Wisconsin, continued the
report.
The report goes on to state that
the 1997 red Ford Contour was
stolen from Ambuehl's grand-
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News Briefs

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
appearbefore 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
d 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 f6r relatives.
SGO. to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for
the name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.

Dog lovers sought for new club
OKEECHOBEE Interested parties are being sough to start an
informal group to meet and discuss topics dealing with theirAKC pure-
- bred dogs.,
Topics will include, but \\ill 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 @aol.com with your breed, name and number.


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from deputies from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO). We are 99.9 percent sure
that they were hunters, but we
feared the threat of stray bullets
when the students were moving
through the halls."
The lockdown lasted an hour
and ran into the scheduled
lunchtime for the second half of
the student body. The first lunch
hour begins at 10:55 and ends at
11:20 a.m. The second lunch hour
begins at 11:50 a.m. and ends at
12:15 p.m.
"Every one was really coopera-
tive," said Mrs. Wiersma. "The


teachers all did exactly what they
were supposed to do. Hopefully,
this will be the only scare that we
receive this year."
The lock down that took place
was yellow level. This mean&,that
all exterior doors were locked.
While there were adult patrols
around campus and adults sta-
tioned in the buildings, students
were able to travel through build-
ings such as to use the restroom
-with an adult escort.
The lower level lock down,
green level, allows students to
move through campus with cau-
tion. The upper level, red, denies all
student movement except that
approved by administration.
"At this time, everything is back
to normal," assured Mrs. Wiersma.


Administration (DEA), set up an
Char ge undercover narcotics operation.
During the operation, an under-
Continued From Page 1 cover officer posing as a drug
have his file so she had no specific, buyer reportedly purchased a sub-.
details surrounding his deporta- stance for $1,600. The substance
tion. was field tested and indicated a
Ms. Gonzalez went on to say positive result for the presence of
that her agency has lodged a cocaine.
detainer. A detainer is lodged when The arrest report indicates that
someone is currently in custody the substance weighed 2 ounces.
and lets other authorities know that -- The operation, continued, the
if Santiago is released, for whatever report, was videotaped.
reason, ICE is to be notified. This is Although Santiago re-entered
standard protocol with an individ- the U.S. illegally, criminal charges
ual who has had some sort of will have precedence. Once he is
immigratlorviolation. no longer being held on criminal
The arrest report states that charges the order to deport him
members of the Okeechobee Nar- can be reinstated. There is also the
cotics Task Force, along with per- option of prosecuting him for re-
sonnel from the Drug Enforcement entering the U.S. illegally.


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Correction


- On page 1 of the Tuesday, Nov.
28, issue of the Okeechobee
-- News under the headline "OFC
'stuck' with paying for equip-
- ment" it was stated that the Okee-
- chobee County school system
was to receive over $2,000 worth
of exercise equipment from the
L.I.F.T. America Program. That
number was incorrect. The cor-
rect amount was $200,000. We
apologize for the error.


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Parents can sway kid's self control


TALLAHASSEE Parents, take
note: longstanding theory con-
tends that low self-control is more
strongly correlated with crime
than any other known factor, and
also claims that self-control pat-
terns stabilize and become fixed in
children by age 10, persisting
thereafter.
Now, a Florida State University
study offers strong empirical evi-
dence that supports and chal-
lenges the "stability thesis," an
idea. that suggests parents have
just 10 years or less to affect lasting
patterns of self-control (e.g. the
ability to delay gratification and
thoughtfully consider the conse-
quences of actions) in their child.
Although .it's one of the central
arguments in a decades-old and
.widely supported theory linking
low self-control to crime, the sta-
bility thesis itself had'gotten rela-
tively little scrutiny from criminolo-
gists until FSU researchers took a
long look.
"Based on data compiled over
a period of eight years from a
national sampling of nearly 4,000
U.S. children ages 7 to 15,.our con-
clusion about self-control is clear,"
said FSU criminologist Carter Hay.
"While the first decade of life is


critical to its development, we now
know that the period of adoles-
cence remains important as well."
The findings are described in
the November issue of the journal
Criminology. Led by Hay, an assis-
tant professor in the FSU College
of Criminology and Criminal' Jus-
.tice, and co-authored by FSU crim-
inology doctoral student Walter
Forrest, the study offers parents a
sort of general time table, a meas-
ure of hope and a warning about
complacency.
It found that all self-control pat-
terns stabilized by age 10 -- fre-
quently as early as age 7 and
sometimes even before that in
more than 80 percent of the chil-
dren tracked. In other words, if
self-control was low or high -
early on, it usually stayed that way.
But: In about one in six chil-
dren, measurable changes in self-
control occurred between the
ages of 11 and 15, and where they
did, positive or negative changes in
the quality of parenting during the
transition to, adolescence were
key. Parents who improved or
declined in their consistency of
supervising behavior, recognizing
and correcting wrongdoing, and
showing emotional warmth dur-


ing those years made a difference
in their child for better or for
worse.
Results from the research
emphasize that changes during
adolescence can harm as well as
help. Negative factors such as
parental depression, substances
abuse or divorce that begin or
worsen between ages 11 and 15
can disrupt positive" self-control
patterns or exacerbate already low
ones.
Given self-control's primary
role in criminal behavior, the fact
that such behavior often begins
during adolescence, and crime's
concentration in a small portion of
the population, even relatively
small deviations in self-control
development after age 10 can sig-
nificantly affect the overall crime
rate, according to Hay and Forrest.
The FSU researchers analyzed
data that tracked 3,793 U.S. chil-
dren for eight years from roughly
ages 7 to 15. They focused on the
trajectory of self-control 'develop-
ment between childhood and ado-
lescence when 'a proclivity for
crime may first emerge. .
Research data were derived
from behavioral measures in sur-
veys completed by the mothers of


children studied. The specific
methodology took care to focus
on questions about generic
actions for which opportunities
are ubiquitous for all children -
such as "acts without thinking,"
'"cannot pay attention" or "argues
too much" rather than behav-
iors that are highly dependent on
opportunities (such as driving
while intoxicated or incurring
debt).
"Frankly, we were surprised at
just how much stability we found
in all patterns of self-control for 84
percent of our sample," Hay said.
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POINTING FINGERS: I would like to say that I have many homo-
sexual friends and a few family members who are gay and I love
them all dearly. That aside, I am certainly not a bigot for saying that
it's hypocritical as well for those who agree with a gay club at OHS.
They certainly aren't the only people in the world who are discrimi-
nated against and by calling people names like redneck and bigot,
you certainly aren't acting your age. If you want the Okeechobee
community to side with you, you aren't taking a nice approach. I do
think it's sad that this is forcing some people to come into the spot-
light and endure public scrutiny on both sides but just remember,
no one is fully to blame for this. By calling this community names,
you're just making yourself a target for hate crimes and no one
wants to see that happen. The idea is very progressive but I don't
think it belongs at school. The fact is that it's not just this town that
doesn't agree with it. Clearly the nation does not as well, so stop
pointing the fingers at principals and district members and be
happy that you can meet somewhere safely off campus.

TRAFFIC LIGHT: I'd like to direct this to either' bkeechobee
County or D.O.T. or whoever is in charge of the traffic lights in this
town. We need a light real bad at 39th Boulevard and U.S. 441 N.,
right by that Circle K. I sat there the other day trying to get across
there and almost saw two ,accidents happen right in front of my
eyes. You'd better put a light in there before somebody sues you
because somebody is going to get killed there.

DOGS: Our dogs are hunting dogs so the only time they get to
ride is when my husband goes hunting. I would never tell anyone
that our dogs wont bite because who knows they may have a bad
hair day and flip out. An example would be our bulldog that loves
our son and is very protective of him. But, on the other hand, he
isn't overly crazy about other kids but tolerates them and the same
goes for our cur dogs, they tolerate other people but are not overly
friendly nor do they beg for attention. I have seen people stick their
hands into the dog boxes, hog trailers, truck beds and horse trailers
and never even think twice about what they are doing. Just because
they aren't standing up with their hackles raised doesn't mean they
are friendly, It is just sad that our dogs are jeopardized whenever
we do make stops like we did yesterday because most people have
no common sense when it comes to animals

BALLISTIC: People who don't know much' about animals are
constantly doing things that might endanger them. I nearly went
ballistic on a neighbor who started to feed my horse some 'treats'
over the fence. That horse is on a special diet, prescribed by the vet.
And some people who walk around the neighborhood always try
to pet the horses over the fence, without bothering to ask the own-
ers. Apparently it never occurred to them that some horses bite.

UNTHINKING: People, as I have seen, are just as stupid and
unthinking with a cop's K-9. They want to pet, or have their chil-
dren play with a trained K-9 dog. They will walk up to a patrol car
and want to do the same thing and then get upset when the dog
begins barking or the handler says to stay away. Someone else's
animals are not your animals.

PROTECTIVE DOGS: Before we moved to Olkechobee, as soon
as the house was done, the very first thing my roommates did was
to have a 6-foot high chain link fence put up. Both of their dogs are
large and, with us, very loveable. Especially the 150-pound one that
thinks he is a lapdog. But when we let them outside in the backyard
we keep an eye on them only because there are many kids in the
area and we do not want the potential problem of a bite to occur.
They want to pet and run up and down the fence line to get them to
play. What their parents do not understand is this is theit yard and
they are very protective of it and the home. Same goes for when
they are in a truck.

DEATH BY LICKING: I have two black labs. They won't bite but
they will lick you to death. Most every time I go to the store in Okee-
chobee I take them or one of them with me. And, every time I come
out someone is always standing by my truck petting one of them. I
don't like it, you never know how a dog is going to react to people
they do not know. I know one of my animals will cry in a high
pitched whimper until someone comes and pets her. She likes peo-
ple, so what can I say.


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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.
AA. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Thursday
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
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.
AA Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a-m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is Welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United.MethodistChurch, 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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. For information, call MikeFletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be lAeld every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be'directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive
Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
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,
located 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.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
AA meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion. )
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
, joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie,Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Monday
MAA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox
at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
SAlanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available: For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tulesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow 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.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.


Community Events

4-H County Council plans yard sale
Okeechobee County 4-H County Council will host a fundraising
yard sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the parking lot at Mims Veterinary
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 shopping,
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 meet-
ing on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of.the Okee-
chobee County School board, 700 S.W Second Ave. The purpose of
the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collabo-
rate 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 children in Okeechobee. All
items will be given to My Aunt's House for their Christmas distribu-
tion. 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 fol-
lowing the Christmas Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque
for the year to display as being the Christmas window decorating
winner. For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street execu-
tive director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
R.O.A.D. group plans meeting
The Recov'ering 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, contact Jim
Vensel at (863) 357-4177.
Yard sale features Christmas items
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S. E., will hold a yard
sale Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to
support the children with their activities. Items include Christmas
decorations, furniture, clothing, shoes, purses, baby items and
household items: For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Dec. 1, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a demonstration
on the use of beads and glitter in your scrapbooking and card-mak-
ing projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist you with your
scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refreshments will be served
and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which
you are currently working. For .information call Carolyn at (863)
634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Winter Jam for students planned
A Winter Jam outdoor concert for students in grades nine
through 12 only will be held Friday, Dec 1., from 6 until 10 p.m. in
the parking lot at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. There will be
live music and a "Fear Factor" contest. The event will be chaper-
oned and there will be a special speaker. For information, go to
www.splintpro.com; or, call Steve at (863) 634-4151, or Sam at
(863) 634-8980. Contest entry forms are also available at Beef
O'Brady's.
Library hosts Cracker storyteller
On Friday, Dec. 1, Judge Nelson Bailey will present a Florida
Cracker history program entitled "Cow Hunters, Cow Whips and
Cur Dogs" at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7
p.m. Come learn about 500 fascinating years in Florida's history as
seen through the story of the horse and cow in Florida. This pro-,
gram is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and is free
and open to the public.
HIV/AIDS talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Dec.
2, starting at 7:30 a.m. The showwill be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m.
on 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Spencer Lieb, senior
epidemiologist with the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of
HIV/AIDS. The topic of the show will be The Florida Department of
Health 2006 report entitled "Silence is Death; The Crisis of HIV/AIDS
in Florida's Black Communities." For information, contact your
local health department or view on line at Florida Department of
Health-Health Statistics-HIV/AIDS.
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 Raulersoh Hospital's Public Relations office, at
the hospital gift shop and at Suzie's Hallmark Card in Northlake
Plaza (next to Publix). Bus tour tickets are $25 and available in the
Hospital Public Relations office only. All proceeds go to The United
Way of Okeechobee. For information, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-
2702.
4-H council plans yard sale
The Okeechobee 4-H County Council will be holding a fundrais-
ing yard sale Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon in the parking
lot of Mims Veterinary Clinic, 275 S.W 32nd St.
BHRFD hosting spaghetti dinner
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Volunteer Fire Department, 678 S.R. 78
W, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Dec.
2, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a $5 donation. The menu will
include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and coffee. Proceeds will be
used for training and equipment.
Bike ride benefits mission
The Old Men Riders Club is having a 125-mile bike ride around
the lake on Dec. 2 and is asking businesses, churches and individu-
als 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, 15p0
S. Parrott Ave., at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene Roddenberry at
(863) 610-1841 or Larry Tackett (863) 357-1780
Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott Ave. There
Will be many hand-crafted items like new white elephants, baked


goods and much more. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the
church, and proceeds will go to toward missionary projects. Doors
will open at 9 a.m. For information, call Eleanor at (863) 763-6928.
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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-6500.
Local club plans fashion show
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter #128 will host their 10th
annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W 53rd. Doors will open at 11
a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to be modeled
will be furnished by local shop owners. There will be a Tea Cup
Auction and prize give-aways. Tickets are now available. For infor-
mation or tickets contact Margaret C. Smith at (863) 467-8020 or
(863) 634-1487; or, Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.







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such establishments are comply-
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consumers in the purchase of
pets..
"Pets bring a great deal of joy to
families and are often a consider-
able investment," Bronson said.
So it's important to do business
with a reputable pet store or deal-
er who knows and follows the law
to avoid problems from occurring
after a purchase of an animal."
Toward that end, inspectors
are visiting numerous pet stores
and dealers between now and
Jan. 1 to make sure that a store or
dealer is complying with Florida
Statute 828.29, a law that imposes
certain obligations 6n sellers and
offers recourse to consumers in
the event that problems arise.
Under the law, dogs and cats
must be at least eight weeksof age

Briefs
Equipment available
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American Legion Post 64, 501
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canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
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what they need. There is no charge
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rabies vaccination. For informa-
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357-3225.


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each animal must be accompa-
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signed by a licensed and accredit-
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days documenting required vacci-
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internal or external parasites.
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dealer to provide a purchaser with
information on the buyer's rights'
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right to return, exchange .or
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6 SPORTS


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Brahman head, coach Chris Branham (left) presented the
Publix Super Market/Okeechobee News Male Athlete of the
Month award for October to Brahman football player Lonnie
Pryor (right).


Shaunaye Brown was awarded the Publix Super
Market/Okeechobee News Female Athlete of the Month
Award for the month of October for her outstanding perform-
ance on the volleyball court. Lady Brahman volleyball coach
George May (left) presented the award to Ms. Brown (right).


Brown and Pryor receive Athlete of Month awards


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Shaunaye Brown and Lonnie
Pryor were selected to receive
the Publix Super Market/Okee-
chobee News female and male
Athlete of the Month awards for
the month of October.
Ms. Brown, a senior at Okee-
chobee High School, received
her award for her outstanding
performance on the volleyball
court. She currently holds the
following five school records:
(1) single match assists-55 vs.
Glades Day in 2006; (2) season
assists-655 in 2006; (3) career
assists-1,400 from 2003 through
'2006; (4) career aces-248 from
2003 through 2006 and (5)
career service points-692 from
2003 through 2006.
The Lady Brahman setter is a
four-year letterman. She led her
team in assists, aces, service
points and serving percentage
during the month of October.
Ms. Brown set the single match
assist record (55) against Glades
Day on senior night.
"Shaunaye has done a great.
job distributing the ball to our
big hitters," stated head coach
George 'May. "She's been very


reliable and her aggressive serv-
ing has helped get us out of
some tight situations this sea-
son."
Ms. Brown is an excellent stu-
dent, as well as athlete, with a
3.0 grade point average. She has
set her .goals high and plans to
attend college to earn her Mas-
ters degree in nursing. She
would also like to continue to
play volleyball while in college.
Ms. Brown is the daughter of
Patricia Garcia.
Sophomore Lonnie Pryor
was selected as the Publix Super
Market/Okeechobee News male
athlete of the month for October
for his performance on the foot-
ball field. Pryor had 63 carries for
469 yards, three touchdowns, 23
tackles and one interception in
October.
"Lonnie carried the offense
the entire month, even while
playing injured for two games in
October. He is a very special
player who has a great future
ahead of him," stated Brahman
head coach Chris Branham. "He
stays positive, works hard, and
leads his tepp by example. I am
very-proud of Lonnie for being
the representative of our team
that he is."
Mr. Pryor was the MVP for


freshman football. He also
received the Freshman of the
Year award for track and field.
He was named the 4-A District
Player of the Year in football.


Mr. Pryor's future plans
include attending Florida State
University and playing football
for the Seminoles.
He is the son of Charles Pryor.


Sports Briefs


Volleyball tryouts
are scheduled
Volleyball tryouts for the Big
Lake Juniors volleyball team
are scheduled for Saturday,
-Dec..2 in the Okeechobee High
School gym beginning at 9 a.m.
For detailed information call
George May at (863) 634-5836
or go to biglakejuniors.com.

O.C.R.A. monthly
meeting planned
O.C.R.A. will conduct its
monthly meeting on Wednes-
day, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex,
580 N.W. 27th Lane. Annual
nominations for new directors
will take place at that time.


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

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


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Spotlight on Okeechobee

Thanks to everyone
The Donald and Regina
Brown and Beverly and Joe
Hogan families would like to
thank all of Donnie's friends and
family for the many cards, letters, .
flowers, food and support, espe- '
cially Craig and crew at Chappy's
'and the folks at Eli's Western
Wear, during our mourning of the
loss of his life here on earth.
Our many thanks to the mem-i
bears of the Maple Grove Baptist
Church for the refreshments they
provided during the viewing. It -
was very thoughtful, and gave us
time to meet new friends and
share stories with our old friends.
Thank you so much to Pastor
Scott Garvin of the Maple Grove
Baptist Church and Pastor Ran-
dolph of the Lakeport Church of
Christ for a perfectly beautiful .
service. Thank you so much to
Aunt Lou Brown for the beautiful
song you sang, to Allen Green for
the beautiful words of comfort
and to Uncle Kenneth Brown for
the beautiful closing prayer.
Thank you to the boys in the
hunting buggy for the graveside .' -
shotgun salute, which was a fit-
ting sendoff, for our "Hunting r
Legend." Thanks also to Tonya
for sharing your voice with out
family and friends.
Thank you to our cousins,
Teddy and Nancy McCall and Donnie Brown and hi
their crew for, the thoughtful feast Again our thanks to ,
you provided for everyone at our it meant so much to us
home that evening. .us much comfort. Than]
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ors she has received are the Spirit of
Achievement -Award from the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
of Yeshiva University in 1994, and
the Horatio Alger Award in 1997.
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Eastern Star to


hold fashion show


Saturday, Dec. 2


The Okeechobee Chapter No.
128, Order of the Eastern Star
10th Annual Holiday Fashion
Show and luncheon will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78. Sev-
eral local merchants will be pro-
viding fashions and accessories
for the show. The highlight of the
annual event is the teacup auc-
tion. "Through the generosity of
local merchants and individuals,
we have over 100 items on our
auction table" said Patsy Black,
one of the event organizers.


Tickets are $10 per person and
can be purchased by contacting
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-
8020 or Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087.. The Order of the East-
ern Star is a worldwide fraternal
organization to which both men
and women belong. Locally,
Okeechobee Chapter donates
funds to a wide variety of worthy
charities including Cancer
Research, Heart Fund, Shriner's
Hospital for Crippled Children,
Hospice and numerous scholar-
ship funds.


Submitted photo
Neicha Spiller (left to right), Audra Oakes (co-manager of
Cato's), Margaret Smith and Bobbi Stephens are shown
modeling some of the fashions to be featured at the Okee-
chobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star 10th
Annual Holiday Fashion Show and luncheon to be held on
Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, S. R. 78.


Community Events


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 through-
out 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 Regi-
ment. For information and admission fees call Anita Errico-Smith at
(772) 465-7608, or civilwargal@cs.com; and Lou Rausch at (772)
359-6541, or Greyriderl863@aol.com.
VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
annual Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. Biscuits and gravy will be served. For information and fees, call
Shirley Jarrell at (863) 467-9450. :-


Artists invited to


enter art contest


Adult and student artists are
invited to enter the 2007 Top of
the Lake Art Fest contest, pre-
sented by Okeechobee Main
Street, Inc. Top of the Lake Art
Fest is a two-day show Satur-
day and Sunday, Feb. 24 & 25,
2007. This event is a Juried Fine
Art show which will be held in
beautiful Flagler Park, located
in the heart of the City of Okee-
chobee. There will be a variety
of fine arts shown and for pur-
chase. Also included both days
will be a variety of entertain-
ment, art demonstrations, chil-
dren art activities and food.
The purpose of this art fest is
to bring talented fine artists to
our community, as well as
showcase our local and student
artists.
There are three competi-
tions for Top of the Lake Art
Fest.
The Juried Fine Art Booth
Division Deadline: Jan. 26,
2007
The Adult Competition for
the Gallery Tent Exhibit Dead-
line: Jan. 31, 2007
The local Student Contest
for. the Student Gallery Tent
Exhibit Deadline: Feb. 3, 2007


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Applications and Rules for
all three competitions are avail-
able at the Okeechobee Main-
street Office located at 111 N.E.
Second Street and on our web-
site: www.mainstreetokee-
chob.ee.com. Student applica-
tions will also be available at all
schools. If you have any ques-
tions, please call (863) 357-
MAIN.
Top of the Lake Art Fest is
supported and sponsored by
Florida Arts & Culture Divi-
sion of Cultural Affairs, Nation-
al Endowment for the Arts, and
Tourist Development Council
of Okeechobee.


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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 29, 2006


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIlI.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 24,
through Thursday, Nov. 30, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Casino Royale" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30
p.m.
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday. at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2, 4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
I 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
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dre fi12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
t- project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863)467-1548.

Free GED classes
are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
English as a second language class-
es, Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes; Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties.. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the'four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.

ChildFind
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-


mary focus is on 3, 4 and 5-year-old
children not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Kathy Wall at
(800) 358-8525.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and .chil-
.... dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.


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Found 130
Lost 135
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GarageYard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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tions: Homes, Condos, Com-
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Baby Car Seat, on road next to
the new Ag Center, sticker
on carrying handle, "que bien
Mama" (863)634-5559 Beth
CALICO CAT- Female, approx
1 yr old. Vic. Division of Fo-
restry. Please call
(863)763-0215
MIXED DOG- Black with white
spots. Brown collar with
spikes. Vic. Four Seasons.
Call (863)357-7145

BOSTON TERRIER, Black &
white, last seen 11/9 in Bass-
wood area. (863)763-6182
Leave message.
CAT, vie. of Central Elemen-
tary School, light gray w/tan
stripes, answers to Raven,
(863)467-2156 '
DOG- Female, yellow leopard
cur, limp, needs meds, vicinity
of SR78 & 29,(239)633-2512
or(863)673-4849
NAMEPLATE CHARM, large,
gold, with 2 names. Okee-
chobee area. Please call
(863)634-6601
'PUPPY- 8 mo old pitbull,
cream & white, family pet,
missed terribly, near Citgo-
Treasure ISL (863)357-1915
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 863-467-0704


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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)610-0862
KITTENS (3)- Fluffy, Free to
good homes only. 5 wks old,
litter box trained, 2F, 1M
(863)612-1003
KITTENS: 7 wks. old. Black &
White. Very cutel Great for
little kids. Free to good
homes. (863)467-2309
STOVE/MICROWAVE COMBO,
White, electric.
(863)674-0281


Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
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needed for highly reputable
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Job Information 225
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants, throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
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-Training Program

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


DRIVER

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

2595 NW 8th Street

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


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


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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974

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Apply in person at 1640 Highway 98 North,
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Resumes accepted, fax 561-848-1501.


- SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/CONVENIENCE
STORE
Brighton Reservation


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


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


ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Brighton Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills & positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401 K.
Salary based on exp. Fax resume to
(954) 967-3477

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

ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

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

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

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


CLASS-A COL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR &,Local Drivers-
New Equipment; Great Bene-
fits; Premium Pay Package.
SCall Oakley Transport,
(877)882-6537.
Coordinate Exchange Pro-
gram! International High
School Exchange Program
. seeks enthusiastic coordina-
tors and ESL instructors. De-
velop exciting "short-term
programs for international
students. (866)658-5444,
EasternregionLCE@cox.net.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Fax resume to
(863)763-1510 or drop it at
2303S. Parrott Ave. #G.
DATA'ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
Driver- REGIONAL RUNS,
Home Weekly or: Temp Con-
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sign-on bonus), Dedicated
(guaranteed miles). Solos,
Teams, CDL-A Grads, L/P,
0/Os. Covenant Transport
(866)684-2519. EOE.
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
800)940-2778, www.drive-
orcrst.com.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive.pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
GREAT HOME TIME! Excep-
tional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training! Min,. 1 yr. Class-A
CDL exp. req, THE WAG-
GONERS TRUCKING
912)571-9668 OR
866)413-3074.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
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Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
ment PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department W21.
EXR GROVE PERSONNEL
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay, Benefits Pkg,
Vacation, Local Work, DFWR
Call between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm
(863)528-1015




EXPERIENCED
LINE COOK
(UP TO $12.00 HR. TO START)
BUFFETATTENDANT
($8.00 HR TO START)
BUFFET COOK

PM SERVERS

BUSBOYS

For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111S. Parrot Ave.

tND!ANWOOD

HELP WANTED

-BOOKKEEPER-
F/T, Detail oriented
for A/R, A/P & payroll.
Exp. in Excel & Word.
$10-$12/Hr. DFWP
Fax resume:
(772)597-3550

Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally Including Federal Bene-
fits and OT. (800)709-9754
USWA Ref #P5799 Ex-
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We have drivers projected to
earn $56,000 this year! How
much will YOU earn? How
much will YOU earn? Home
weekly! HEARTLAND EX-
PRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.



MEDICAL ASSISTANT, P/T
Experience preferred. Competi-
tive pay. Send resume: PO Box
2744, Okeechobee, FL 34973



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

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Call 863-634-3245



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Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
(561)447-6538
AIR CONDITIONER: 1 Room,
A-1 Shape. '$35.
(863)467-6148
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classified.


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over '100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
S863-467-1325
DR TABLE, Mahogany, 105
yrs. old, pedestal .style, old
fashioned crank, 2 leafs,
$1000 neg, (863)234-3470


DRYER Works great, $20.
Call 863-610-1465.
DRYER, Kenmore, $100.
(863)634-8024.
FREEZER Upright "peep
.Freeze", Works well. $75.
(863)612-5676
REFRIGERATOR & RANGE,
Kenmore, water & ice in door
& elec. flat top range, $600
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
REFRIGERATOR, GE with ice
maker, $70. Call
863-610-1465.
STOVE, Frigidaire, brand new,
$150. (863)634-7325
WASHER & DRYER: Good
working condition. $150.
(863)634-5236
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Good shape, $175 for both.
(863)675-3976


BICYCLE, 3 Wheels w/Basket.,
Folds for storage. Excellent
condition. $1'65.
(863)357-45.64
BICYCLE- Womens beach
bike, 7 speed, 'purple
w/white flowers, $50
(863)30'2-1126


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



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
352)498-0778 Toll Free
888)393-0335.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prfessional
Installation ofStorm
Shutters & Seamless
Ruin Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STAIN GLASS STYLE WIN-
DOWS (4) 13"W x 44" H,
$20 will sell separate
(863)763-1997
WATER PUMP- % hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415
WOODEN STEPS- heavy, 2
steps high, 17" x 46" wide,
$10 (863)763-1997



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



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


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


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $100.
(863)467-5052
TRAIN SET- "Lionel Santa Fe",
4 pieces, track, transformer,
$125. or best offer.

WEDDING GOWN- lace/ satin,
small train, size 5, 52 yrs
old. $50. 863-467-0670



COMPUTER DESK, 3'/z' long x
41/2' tall. $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK- large,, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
games, Fast, $175
(863)843-0158 ..
DELL QUALITY COMPUTER,
Internet/school/office ready,
Warranty & tech support.
$180 (863)634-0812
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
ware, extra ink, $30
(863)467-7415


BED, King size, with mattress.
$150(863)467-6375
BR SUITE- Queen bed,
dresser, nite stand, full mir-
ror, very good cond., $250
(772)460-9733
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.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE- 3x5 glass,
black frame, very pretty, $25
(863)302-1126


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
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
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er In the classified


RON-DEES
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


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







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6315 US Hwy.441 S.E.

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

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purchase something
door? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
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DINETTE SET (5) piece,
glass top w/ Iron chairs, $300
(863)228-3651


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COUCH & 2 WING BACK
CHAIRS, IVORY, Egyptian cot-
ton w/cqlerry wood trim, exc.
cond., $400. 863-763-0583
DESK, 6 drawers. $20
(863)946-1189
DESK, HUTCH & matching
wood file cabinet. Excellent
condition $100.
(863)634-5236
DINING SET, Table with 6
chairs. $400 (863)467-6375
'DINING TABLE, Glass top,
Metal legs (Metallic look). With
'6 chairs. Like new. $350.
(239)537-4253 LeBelle area
DINING TABLE: w/4 Chairs,
Hardwood 3x5' Rectangular.
Good condition. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
DRESSER & 2 'NIGHT
STANDS, $50 for all.
(863)946-1189
DRESSER, 4 Drawer, brown.
$40 (863)763-5067 "
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500,
(863)983-5364
KITTEN- Male, Dark range &
white, approx 8 wks old.
'$15. (443)262-2740
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat, chair, all recline, oak
coffee & 2 end tables. $500
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT-
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Hornie Depot

PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
ohobee area.
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


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(No. AN1269). . $6.95
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SOFA BED, Beige background
w/green & rose floral print.
Excellent condition. $350.
(863)763-6342 Okee. area.
TABLE, Custom built, solid
oak, 42" square with 4 match-
ing Windsor back chairs. $250
neg. (863)763-2458
TRUNDLE BED- Clean, Great
shape. $100.
(863)697-9704
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
SET OF GOLF CLUBS com-
plete, woods, irons, etc.
Good cond. $125.
863-467-9892


GUN CABINET: Holds 10
guns. Has 4 shelves & 1
drawer. $90. (863)467-1401
GUN CASE- 2 rifle, locking,
hard sided, gray, $50
(863)763-4098
GUN CASE, Aluminum, Holds
2 scope guns, excellent con-
dition, $65 (863)357-5754
HAND GUN- Springfields Ar-
mory Ultra compact model.
1911 A1 45 cal. Auto. Ported
$900. (863)467-1958
MARLIN Model 882 SS, 7
shot bolt action, 22 mag.,
3 x 9 x 32 WA simmons scope
$450 (937)215-0307
PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
(502)931-8101
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
.25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope, 1980's, $550
(937)215-0307
SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate. Call for more info.
(863)467-1958
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga,
double barrel. $300.
(502)931-8101
WINCHESTER, Model 12, 12
gauge, scope. $350
(863)467-4328



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



Gas Heater, Empire Comfort
Sys.used 1 seas., $100 neg.
863)824-0008 or
513)-509-4683


DIAMOND RING- 1 2 H
"t ': l ,ur 'njurnliri diji n'ii' .
$425. Neg. (863)675-7105
or (863)673-5023
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $90
863-634-9316.


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


CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.
CHANDELIERS- 2, Gold, Like
new. $50. Will separate.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
'ELECTRIC WHEELCHAtR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907 I
FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
.and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality'Diabetic
Supplies.
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whl.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
WHEELCHAIR CARRIER,
Hammer, For electric chair or
scooter, fits on hitch. $1500
(863)467-5126 i
WHEELCHAIRS, (2), electric,
1 brand new, 1 used, $900
will sell separately.
(863)467-2156,


'AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387. .
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assit-
tance. Computer provide .
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 185),
New in box $25'.
(863)634-7125
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! AExcludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(80,0)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
Everything you need for your
own ceramic business. Kilm,
Good, w/too many molds to.
count. $2100. 863-467-647$
PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
crophones. $1500
(863)675-0604
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Bqy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CAL
.TODAY! (800)842-1305
.www.np.etstan.com.'-


CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42IW V
solid doors & shel.$, .$30 6r
best offer(561)633-1371
DIGITAL PIANO/ORGAN-
Kawaii, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
239-425-5605.
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316








Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 29, 2006


TAKAMINE ACOUSTIC BASS
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$400 (863)357-1576 or
(863)634-7210
in- I. I

AMAZON PARROT- Male,
A Double Yellow Head Cage
included. $650.
(863)467-1950
AQUARIUM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $75!
863-675-2216
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle, 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
, BEAGLE PUPPIES, 5 weeks
- old, females, APR reg., $350
, each. (863)634-7723
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
..863-763-3631/561-718-1212
,OCKATIELS, (2), breeder
,. pair, with large cage on
7 wheels, $200 or best offer.
(863)697-3346
ONURES (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
h" offer. (863)697-3346

1oi01t1 Miss

;Ths Onem
PIT BULL PUPPIES: White'
1 Female, 2 Males,
Shots & dewormed. $125
.:863-824-0505/863-697-1984
_RAT TERRIER PUPPY- Male, 5
mo., 7lbs, Neutered, All
shots, No papers. $250.
(863)467-4498



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


SATELLITE DISH, New. Single
LMB. $25 or best.offer.
S(863)824-0801.



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


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



SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
... 12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $650. or best of-
fe (863)634-6476 -


HD PROJECTION TV- 55" ask-
ing $500 or best offer
(863)983-5364


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


BENCH SAW, Craftsman, 10",
1hp w/miter cut & rail. $100
(8 3)467-1401


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



ORECK XL, lots of extra bags,
only used 2 times, top of the
line, pd $900, asking $350.
(863)983-7011


WANTED TO BUY: KITCHEN
RANGE, for RV Travel Trqiier,
in good condition.
(863)467-2683


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,'Products B10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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


APHA GELDING, 4 years old,
broke, great manners, $1800
or best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA PONY, 13 hands,
for experienced kids, games,
trails, not spooky. $700 or
'best offer. (772)201-7633
AQUA 9 year old Palomino
Gelding, 15.3 Hands, $1875
or best offer. 863-824-0505
or 863-697-1984 "
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
,,, axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912 -
QUARTERHORSE GELDING,
bomb proof, kid safe, loads
trail rides, no bad habits,
$1500. (863)763-1504


SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, 15 hands, 13 yrs,
gentle disposition. To good
home. $1000 (863)467-4049
SADDLE- New, 20" Australian,
(Western 18") W/matching
breast plate. $300.
(863)983-8646
SORREL QH BROODMARE- 12
'yr old, exc. bloodlines,
stocky, exp rider needed
$1,500 (863)254-3926
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BAR-B-Q Grill, All stainless
steel, complete w/bottle. Like
new. $175 (863)610-1120
CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Crafts-
man 3 way system, new
condition. $250
(863)674-0467
MOWERS, Huskee G/T 54"
cut, runs good, Honda mower,
needs deck, $750 for both, will
sep., (863)697-9704
MULCHING MOWER: Lawn
Hog, Electric, 18", Model
MM575, Light weight. Easy
to use. Cost $218. Used 2 or
3 times. Will sell for $90.
(863)763-1055
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 22",
4hp, excellent condition $40
(863)763-4098
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
42" cut, 19 HRP two cylinder
Briggs, Auto trans, $550
(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER, Dixon with
15.5hp Craftsman new mo-
tor. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
battery. $250


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HAYMAN'S 711 RANCH
KENANSVILLE, FL
407-709-2040


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2/1 SWMH on lake access lot, carport & fl.
room. Nice tree'd corner lot. Needs TLC, Asking
less than land value. $87,900 MUST SELLI
634-1260


Rentals



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



N. OF OKEE., New l1br, 1ba,
Private dock. Furnished, incld.
Util & Dish TV. No pets. $700
mo. (863)467-1950,
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last& sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, In
Kings Bay, No- pets. $850.
mo. + $850. Sec. Dep,
(863)697-8728



KING'S BAY, 2br, 1ba, Pool,
Tennis & Shuffleboard. Util.
incd., $1000. mo. -$1000.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
KINGS BAY- 2br,lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $750/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
'leave msg. or
postmac@bellsouth.net
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
11th St.,New2Bdrm,,1'/2Ba
w/Appl. $850/mo. + 1st &
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722


BUCKHEAO RIDGE:
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront LG.
3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall. Will do
seasonal. 863-634-5236
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba, SW
section City. Great neighbor-
hood. $1000. mo.+ Sec.
dep. (863)634-1554
IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
flooring. Screened porch, lawn
service. Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $900/mo. 1st,
last &'sec. (941)504-3954
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/gar. in nice neighborhood.
No pets. $1100/mo. Yr. lease.
F/L/S. 863-610-1000
NEW HOME 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1200/mth.Call
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
863-610-1980
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
garage, lake access w/dock.
$1400/mo. Call Kelly
(863)697-1339
SW OKEECHOBEE 2BR/2BA
907 SW 2nd Ave, W/D incl.
$850/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. 6-12mo. Lease 634-0512
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No-pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec.,(772)971-9474 or
(772)349-1006
TAYLOR ISLES: 2 BR, 1 BA,
dock & deck, Fla. Rm. $1,000
mo. 772-475-6194.



-BRAND NEW OFFICES~-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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BUCKHEAD RIDGE-Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Fla.room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/lift,
fenced rear yard, full sprinkler
system. Asking $155,000
(863)763-1673
Possible Owner Financing
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Ready to move Inl
Spacious 3/2w/lake access.
Owner financing avail.
$185,000. (863)634-5236


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Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, 1ba, C/H/A & Pool.
Remodeled. Must See Inside
$174,000. 863-697-8654



Hunt big game on our ranch
elk, whitetail, buffalo, red-
stag, boar. Check our web-
s i t e
www.highadventure-
ranch.com. Guaranteed,
hunting license $5.00, we
have a NO Game-NO pay
policy, our season
now-3/31/07. Call office
(314)209-9800/Evenings
(314)293-0610.


*LAND AUCTION* 230 Props
Must be Soldi Low Down /
E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(800)937-1603 www.LAND-
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LLC:AB2509, Bule-
ziuk:AU3448, John-
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Mauck:AU3447
OKEECHOBEE, Lazy Seven
Area, (3) V/2 acre lots,
appraised Pt $55k each, now
50k each. (863)357-8229



120 Acres Northeast Alabama
private lake frontage, pano-
ramic views, abundant deer,
turkey, good fishing, good
timber value, excellent in-
vestment $240,000 call Phil-
lip (256)239-7808.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
BEAUTIFUL.PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre-
Construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
GA/FL Border. Pre-Construc-
tion Grand Opening. 20 AC
$99,900. Pay No Closing
Costs. Terrific opp'ty to own
20 acres in GA. Coastal re-
gion. New survey, subdivi-
sion potential, excel
financing at the unbelievable
price of $99,900. CALL
NOW! (800)898-440.9
X1002 CLP-GA Land Servic-
es LLC. Licensed Real Estate
Broker.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christ!, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
NORTH CAROLINA- BEAUTI-
FUL BLUE RIDGE Mountain
Views. 3.2 Acre Mountain
Estate. Heavily Wooded with
Stream. EZ Financing-
$29,900. (800)230-6380,
ext.620.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
TENNESSEE Affordable lake &
mountain properties. Low
property taxes. No state in-
come tax Four seasons-
Southern hospitality. For
more info Call Lakeside Re-
alty (888)291-5253
www.lakeslderealty-tn.com,
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Large
5 acre tract along very large
trout stream with private ele-
vated homesite, good ac-
cess, view, trees, nearby
river, $59,500
(866)789-8535.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres 49,900; 70
acres -$89,900; 107 acres -
$129,900. Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded
by gov't land. Abundant wild-
life. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call
Utah Ranches, LLC.
(888)541-5263.



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

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Doublewide 2/2
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031 '
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1300/mth: $1900 sec dep.
954-261-1268
OKEECHOBEE- dbl wide, 3/2,
.$1000/mo, 1st, last, sec
dep. No Pets, TCI,
(863)634-8676 or 634-2044
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$500/mo, 1,st, last & security
deposit.-In town. No Pets.
(863)763-6232. .
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700. mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep. in town. No pets,
(863)763-6232
ON RIM' CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
(863)697-0214
Treasure Island,..2BR/1.5BA;
on water, lake access, $850
mo. incl. util, & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 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
772-663-1700 ,
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x1.2 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $30,000.
(863)357-2456-
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
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
(863)675-4848
HOMES OF MERIT
Regional Model Center
Specializing in Custom Orders
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
* If you live in an old Mobile
Home, but own your land,.
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory direct to your lot.
Easy financing available.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
We specialize in Homes
of Merit Special Orders.
Drive a little, save a lot.
Call 863-675-8888.
Many Models in stock.

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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT: 12 Ft,, Fiberglass,
150 gp, 2 Poly'Mare;, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-4792
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
newly $8,775. 561-346-6476
BOSTON WHALER- 17ft, Mon-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900. or best offer
(863)763-8568
MOTOR- Evinrude '86, 10 hp.,
long 'shaft, good condition
$395 (863)610-1126
PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hp tohatsu
motor, .tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firm!
863-946-1539,
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
(863)357-3163
PONTOON BOAT, 20ft., 50hp
motor, roll on trailer. $3500.
(863)763-9371 '
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, biminl 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-
milnl top, dbl axle trlr & much
more. Must Sell! $19,500.
NADA value $24,000. Call
(863)634-6134 -
SPIRIT SAILBOAT- 23', Wind
generator. New 9.8 0/B. Good
working cond. Just pulled from
water $7000. (863)484-0625
STARcRAFT 16'- 50hp Evin-
rude, trolling mtr, fish finder,
good shape, $1500
(863)357-0215


Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. 863-610-1120


P/U CAMPER- Sportsman, '02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Frig.,; A/C,
Sleeps 4 $6500.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534
SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
wo(k $750. or best offer.
863-634-7780
SWINGER '83, 31', By Georgie
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires, a/c, 44hrs on generator.
$3800 neg. (863)763-4968
TRAVEL TRAILER 1995, 26
Ft., Sleeps 6, Great condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
Call Kenny (772)260-4792


CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen endcl., all
extras. Like new, $10K neg
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRLR-
located in LaBelle park-good
cond., '84 Cree, 32', must
Move $2400 (260)490-6684
PRAIRIE SCHOONER, '89, 35',
2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036 Iv.
msg. .,


SKI D00 '04, GT. Wakeooard
Edition. $7,000 or best offer.
(863)697-3076
YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
.1993 with trailer. Runs good.
1.1000 863-146 -5299



CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
glass, for boat or pontoon.
300' or best offer
(561)723-1690
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $100 (863)824-0801



ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
arate. (863)674-0281
CONTINENTAL 220 GPU-
Good condition. New oil
rings. $2500. or best offer.
(863)357-5755


HONDA 2000.XRi 70- dirtbii ,i
exc cond., $1100
(304)667-7855
HONDA ELITE 250 '85- Scoot-
er, 6900 miles, stereo, exc
cond., $1350
(304)667-7855
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi:
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
$250.0(863)357-3773



BI-FOLD RAMPS- For Dirt-
bikes/4 Wheelers. Brand
new. $125, (863)763-2007
GO CART; 1 sweater, 6.5. $300.
863-357-0999
GO CART, Scorpion, 2 years
old, from Sears. $1000 Call
Charles (863)697-3097
GO-CART, $400.
(863)447-6385
HONDA 4 WHEELER- '05,
300TRX, Red'.& black, Runs
good. $'2500. Firm.
(863)697-2032
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. Great holiday gift!
Price reduced to $2000.
(863)467-0109
YAMAHA 2004 KODIAK 400
4x4, Auto., Blue, Excellent
condition. $3700
(863)673-4405 LaBelle


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Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK CENTURY STATION
WAGON, '95, very clean,
$2500. (863)946-0355
BUICK ESTATE WAGON- '90
only made 1 year, $1000. or
best offer (863)763-2890
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
.project, runs, $1700
(863)634-6601
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'92, clean car, good trans-
portation, 100k mi., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
CORVETTE '84, 85k original
miles, needs paint & interior,
runs good. $4000 neg.
(863)763-5156


DODGE COLT, 88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$.950 or best offer.
(863)697-3090


L nerrin nTinger, ivianager www.gilboer-golfcars.com
863763-6434
315 S. ParrottAvenue* Okeechobee, FL 34974


DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,
sports edition, 4cyl, 5sp,
rear spoiler. $3500.
863-447-2276
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, 'have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mls. $2500. Firm
(863)763-7060
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
(863)697-9122
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
Y8, auto., low miles. $1600.
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '05,
Signature Series, Perfect
cond. Loaded, 7400. mi.,
$26,500. (863)634-3740
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235 .
MERCURY SABLE, '98,
$4200. (863)946-0355
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1995
Nee.ds minor repairs. Runs
good: Very good condition.
1 500.neg p63)634-5289
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission;' 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent con-
dition, $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-6747
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Great condition. Great Christ-
mas 'gift., $800.
(863)612-5570
SATURN, '96, new battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2500 or best
offer. (863)697-3300 .
VOLVO 240,'93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1700, Or best offer.
(863)634-4518
VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion. 61K mi., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-6580



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



CJ JEEP '83,-Must see, good
condition. $5500
(239)707-1848
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
CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $700.
(863)983-2255
CHEVY MOTOR 305, out of
'87 Chevy truck. $100
(863)673-6684
DANA 70 RUNNING GEAR-
with 4.8t gears, $1100
(863)824-.0505 or
(863)697-1984 .
RADIATOR, For '92 Pontiac
Grand Am, brand new in box.
$100 or best offer.
(863)261-1872
RIMS & TIRES (4), 20", fits 5
lug vehicle, less than 2k on
tires. $1500 (863)357-1576
or (863)634-7210
RIMS & TIRES (5), Borbet 17";,
low profile Toyo tires. $500
(863)983-4940
RIMS, chrome, 18", brand
new, 18x7.5", 5 lug, $500.
Cash Only. (863)697-3865
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 neg.
(863)763-6369 before 9pm
TIRES(2)- Michelin, 255/80R,
22.5, for RV. $100 for pair.
772-597-2426 .
TRUCK TOPPER: Red, Fiber-
glass, for Full Size (off a
Ford). $250. (863)257-3482
Frostproof.
WEIAND TUNNEL RAM IN-
TAKE, with 2 4-barrel carbu-
retors. $400 (863)673-1258


CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, With
hydraulic lift dump bed.
$1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
(863)697-9806
CHEVY P/U'81, Lots of new
parts, new ires, needs paint
job. $2000 or best offer.
(863)357-3773
DIESEL TANK- Diamond plate
with pump & on/off nozzle.
$700. (863)697-2032
DODGE 2500. SLT '01- Ext
cab., long bed, recessed ball
hitch, tow pkg; runs great,
cold air, 73K mi., $11,900
(863)983-5364
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $20K. Must See!
863-357-1784/863-634-2454
FORD- '93, 4.3L, dependable,
runs good, brand new tires,
$1500(863)634-8823


FORD BRONCO II '88- Good
body, Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $200.
(863)467-4994
MAZDA- '87, Has front end
damage, but a good running
truck. $300. (863)634-7706


FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work.. $800.
Neg. (863)467-8464
FORD F150 '94 XLT- P/W,
P/S, new tires, runs well,
good body, $2950 neg
(863)675-1168
NISSAN FRONTIER '00, 5
speed, a/c. $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-2684


CHEVY TAHOE '02, 49k miles,
lots of extras, excellent cond.
$21,000 (239)707-1848
JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo,.
'98, Exc. cond., V-6, All pwr,
Cruise, A/C, 128K, $5,500
neg. 863-763-3191/697-6680
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mls, like new cond.,
$20,000. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee


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


CHEVY 15 PASSENGER VAN
'93- cold air, $2490
(863)673-0782
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, -eiw lrps. brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1500.
(863)885-1026
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, $2490
(863)673-0782


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2006 CA 311
BANK OF AMERICA N.A. SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO NATIONSBANK, N.A.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAR-
NETT BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff !
DANIEL R. WILLIAMS, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DANIEL R. WILLIAMS
Last Known Address:
'7482,NW 96th Court
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Address: Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DANIEL R. WILLIAMS
Last Known Address:
7482 NW 96th Court
Okeechobee, FL34972
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
THE WEST 160.99 FEET OF THE N 1/2
OF LOT 8, BLOCK 8, DIXIE RANCH
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, it any, to it, on Marshall
C. Watson, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NE 49th
Street, Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309 on or before 12/29/06, a date
which is within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this Notice in the
Okeechobee News and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk ,Office not lat-
er than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room
101, Okeechobee; FL 34972 or Tele-
phone (941) 763-3131 or
-800-955-8771 TOOD.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 21st day of Nov., 2006.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By/S/Unda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
178366 ON 11/29:12/6/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on December
12,2006.
2003 Ford Station Wagon (Grn)
Vin#2FMDA53423B105452
1997Chrysler2-Door(SII)
Vin#4C3AU52N)XV2157238
1994 Chevrolet S-10 Pick-Up (Whi)
VIn#1GTCS1947S8504861
SALE DATE: 12/5/06
2000 Chrysler4-Door(Red)
Vin#2C3HE66G2YH243171
SALE DATE: 12/7/06
1979Oldsmobile2-Door(Blu)
Vin#3M47H9M543506
SALE DATE: 12/12/06
177716 ON 11/26-12/9/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
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 Florida Statutes 713.78, to 1the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on November
13, 2006.
S2000 Toyota 3-Door (SII)
Vin#JTDDR32T6YO057735
1990 Chevorlet4-Door (Sill
Vin#2G1WN54T6L1101025
1993 Ford Station Wagon(Bge)
Vin#1FAPP15J6PW289996
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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 29, 2006


.I Pulc o ice


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Oaerhobee County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sac-
iuon 973632(3)(a), florida Statutes, of Its intent to use the unlorrm method of
collecting non-ad valorenm special assessments to be levied within the unincorpo-
rated aea at Ihe County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following ser-
vices: diainapo road Improvements street lighting canal cleaning and canal
maintenance ellnhanced or substitute solid waste collection and disposal com-
nencing l tr te iscal year beginning on October 01, 2007. The County will con-
sider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method ofcollecting
such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, FloridStatutes, at a public
earig to bo held on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, Such
resolution will state the need the levy a or the will contain a legal description of the
boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of Ithe proposed form of
resolution, which contains the legal description of the re al properly subject to the
lev, are on tile at the Olfice of the CountI y Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to attend.
In tire event any person decides to appeal aiy decision by the Board with respect to
any matter relating to lia consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and In such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing Is
nde, whicli record incud lie testimony and evidence on which the appeal Is
to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons need-
ing a special accomrodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
shoulId contact Debbie Jenkins at (863) 763-2131 at least seven (7) days prior to
tIhe dale ol t Ire headDg.
Dated this 13th day of November, 2006.
John W. Abney, Sr, Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Shlarone Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
175451 ON 11/15,22,29:12/6/06
NOTICEOF INTENT TO CONSIDERTHE ABANDONMENTOF
A PLATTED RIGHT-OF-WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 14,2006 at
9:00 am In the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304
NW ,I, Steet, Oheechobee, Flioida The purpose sf the eang sf to receive

That portion of the SE st Street (f/k/a Pine Avenue) right-of-way lying between and
adjoining Blocks 6 and 7, Bet-Her Acres subdivision, according to thre plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 12, public records of Okeechobhee
County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection attthe Planning and De-
velopmeont Departrent, 499 NW SiAvenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday
except holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. .
All Interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respectto any matter considered atthis hearing will need to
ensure that verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
eludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is based. County Clerk
tapes are for the sole purpose ol backup for official records of tlie Clerk.
Ray Comer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2006-0036
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Community Events


Church holding special services
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., will hold a "Hanging of the Green" serv-
ice on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The music is "Christmas is Jesus" and will fea-
ture all ages from adults to children including the First Baptist Church Preschool.
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 barbe-
cue cook-off. The meeting will be held in their office at 111 N.E. Second St. For
information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Substance abuse panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community resource committee
will meet Monday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second
Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information
call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. 'Tickets: are on sale at
the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN.
Main Street mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's December mixer will be hosted by Syble's Flowers,
119 S. Parrott Ave., on Dec. 5 from 5 until 7 p.m. The mixer is open to OKMS mem-
bers and the public. Refreshments will be served.
Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W. 28th St. in the New
Endeavor School Building. This meeting is open to the public. For information, con-
tact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
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 .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.
Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec.
16, for framing and installing roof trusses on the house being built for the family at
2791 N.W. 35th Drive in Basswood. Bring your tools and be at the building site by 8
a.m. both or either day. For information, call (863) 357-1371 and leave a message.
BHRFD hosting kids' Christmas party
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a Christmas party with Santa for
all Buckhead Ridge children on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Fire Department on S.R. 78
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Kiwanis plan radio auction
The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from I 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 ihe renewable $1,000 Kiwanis schol-
arship awarded to an Okeechobee High School senior yearly. If your business
would like to donate an item to the auction, or for information, call Jim Vensel at
(863) 697-1792.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community 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, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040. ,
Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit
corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2
until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC
wants to stress the importance of financial literacy and assist the educational needs
of the 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. for food and fellowship. This will be followed by gospel music and the
word at 7 p.m. Our guest this month will be Tina Wills of LaBelle, who will be
joined by the Freedom Fellowship Ministries/Praise and Worship team. For infor-
mation, call (863) 612-0640.
Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet Thurs-
day, Dec. 14-at 6 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., for a Christmas
tea. Following that will be a discussion of "Pope Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone
who likes to read and discuss books is welcome. For information, call Jan Fehrman
at (863) 357-9980.
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 7:30Jp.m. For information, call
(772) 546-5696.
Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy Perry, is hold-
ing 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 Com-
merce 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.
Church presenting Christmas drama
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present "Everything
Glorious" an anointed praise and worship musical drama for Christmas on
Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It will be presented again on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30
p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4127.
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.


Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual Christmas toy drive for
the underprivileged children; It will take place now through Dec. 22. They are in need
of gifts and toys ranging from baby to teen. They also need donations of turkeys,
hams and all the trimmings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or families can adopt a
family by calling the mission. The gifts are given to the parents) to wrap and place
under the tree for Christmas morning. The outreach will accept store gift certificates,
checks made payable to the mission, or cash and volunteers will purchase the items
needed. Receipts are available. Please make checks out to Big Lake Missions Out-
reach and mail to P O0. Box 1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.
Church plans special services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will hold a special
Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morning service will be from 9:30 until
11 a.m., and candle light services at 5 and 7 p.m. For information, call the church
office at (863) 763-4021.


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.
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 R6n 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 direct-
ed 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 dur-
ing concession hours. Hours are available any day of the week. We will provide
training and background screenings. For information, contact Mike Davis, youth
project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be hosting God's
Time a morning of free organized Christian 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 dur-
ing 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 I until 4 p.m. There is no
charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45
for the pneumonia shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on Thursday
and Friday, every other week until the first of the year, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-4242:
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for membership.
The members of the volunteer council protect and advocate for a better quality of
life for 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
www.floridasac.org.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering religious edu-
cation 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. 'or information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727. p i

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling 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.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parenting edu-
cation 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 con-
sists 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 continu-
ous 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.

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