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Vol. 97 No. 335 Friday, December 1, 2006 50t Plus tax


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 pub-
lish it in this spot so everyone
in the community can drive
by and enjoy your festive dec-
orations.
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.
3268 N.W. 36th Ave.

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.

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More surgery
for Culpepper
DAVIE (AP) Daunte
Culpepper underwent
arthroscopic knee surgery to
remove a piece of cartilage
that has hampered his recov-
ery from
reconstruc-
tive surgery
a year ago,
Miami Dol-
phins
coach Nick
Saban said
Thfirsda .
The .
problem was discovered
when Culpepper was exam-
ined Wednesday. by Dr.
James Andrews in Birming-
ham, Ala.
was a little piece. of particular
cartilage that was causing
some catching," Saban said.
"That's what was causing the
problem.
"That's why we wanted to
get this evaluated. We all feel
much better that there's a
solution to what wasn't a
serious issue, but it was an
issue that was holding him
back some."
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Christmas Angels: Make season bright for victims


Okeecnobee News'Chauna Aguilar
Members of Martha's House Inc. are preparing for the holiday season by calling out to the
community for Christmas Angels to make the holidays bright for.the women and children
receiving services through their organization. For information. r'out becoming a Christ--..
mas Angel contact Crystal Royal or Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202 or, (863) 610-9194. Left
to right Maggie Sandoval, legal advocate, Crystal Royal, shelter director, and Irene Luck,
shelter manager, are looking Angels to help make the season bright at Martha's House.

Shelter seeks help from Angels


By Chauna'Aguilar with, or affected by, domestic
Okeechobee News violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support group offers
Now is the time to call upon- .education, networking and a safe
the Christmas Angels to bring and supportive environment in
forth good tidings and gifts to the which to process issues.
women and children at Martha's The WIN program is provided
House. free of charge to all women age
Martha's House is a non-profit 16 and above.
organization serving victims of Mental health counseling by
domestic violence and other contracted licensed- mental
women and children in distress. health professionals is available
They serve victims statewide to victims of domestic violence
through use of their 24 hour hot- (past or present), sexual violence
line (863) 763-0202, emergency and to children who have wit-
safe shelter, counseling and edu- nessed domestic violence. The
cation, self-sufficiency assis- counseling is at little or no'cost to
tance, help in obtaining legal, the client.
medical and financial aid, victim Counselors are available at
advocacy, children's advocacy, Martha's House offices or on
information and referral, out- school campuses. The goal is to
reach programs, community and assist victims and their families to
law enforcement training and recover from the trauma of
the Speakers Bureau. abuse, to prevent further occur-
Martha's House offers a- rences and to help young people
weekly support group program avoid the traps of abusive rela-
called Women in Need (WIN). It tionships.
is developed specifically to meet Other programs offered
the needs of women dealing through Martha's House include


Teen Alternatives to Violence
(TATV), Rape Prevention and
Education Program and the
Rural Initiative Latina Program.
For more information about
any of .these programs, or to
receive services, contact Crystal
Royal or Irene Luck through the
hotline (863) 763-0202.
For additional information
concerning the Christmas
Angels, contact Crystal Royal at
(863) 610-9194.
Martha's House Inc. also had
help this year from Thanksgiving
Angels who volunteered their
time, effort and funds to provide
Thanksgiving dinner to the
women and children of Martha's
House.
Thanksgiving Angels includ-
ed: Century 21 Horizon Proper-
ties, Jonetta Thiboult and associ-
ates; Okee.chobee County
Sheriff's Office, Keith Stripling
andvolunteer staff; Linda Utt;
and, Van 'Brazill from Truly a
Blessing and Faith ,Academy
Preschool.


Deadline


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sign Iiups near


By Lota Jablonski
Okeechobee News
It's once again the time of year
for millions of senior Americans
to sigri-up for Medicare Part D
prescription coverage. Over the
past ear, senior citizens have
become increasingly aware of
the flaws in the current system.
According to the Institute for
America's Future, the 2003
Medicare Modernization Act was
created to provide badly needed
prescription drug benefits for
American senior and disabled ait-
izens.
Under the standard Medicare
plan, the government subsidizes
drug costs for seniors and dis-
-- abled citizens. But after' costs'


reach $2,250, the subsidy stops
until the enrollee has paid $3,600
of his/her own money. Then, the
government will start picking up
95 percent of each purchase
under catastrophic coverage.
This gap in coverage is known as
the doughnut hole. Since pre-
scription costs are based on a cal-
endar year, the enrollee will face
this doughnut hole everyyear.
But some of the provisions of
the act forbid Medicare from
negotiating for lower prescription
prices and forces seniors to
choose from private prescription
coverage plans without the
option of obtaining a benefit
directly foni Medicare. It allowed.
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Community gears up


for annual WalkAmerica


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
As the community of Okee-
chobee will join 'together to
help fight prematurity and other
threats to infant health by par-
ticipating in the March of Dimes
WalkAmerica on Saturday,
March 31, Great American RVs
and Riverside Bank are teaming
together to raise additional
funds for this worthy cause.
Michael Braman, general
manager of the Great American
RVs, said the company has
donated a 90 cc Adly four
wheeler that will help raise
funds for the March of Dimes
with the help of Riverside Bank.
The four-wheeler will be on
display at both business loca-
tions. Tickets will be on sale at
Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave., for $10 each.
The drawing for the 'four-
wheeler will be held Monday,


April 2.
All funds will go toward
helping to fund research and
programs that help find
answers to the problem of pre-
maturity and other threats to
infant health.
. Since its beginning in 1970,
WalkAmerica has raised more
than $1.7 billion to.help give
babies a fighting chance.
The mission of the March of
Dimes is to improve the health
of babies by preventing birth
defects, premature birth and
infant mortality. They carry out
this mission through research,
community services, education
and advocacy to save babies'
lives. March of Dimes
researchers, volunteers, educa-
tors, outreach workers and
advocates work together to give
all babies a fighting chance
against the threats to their
health such as prematurity,
birth defects and low birth


weight.
Last year the local Okee-
chobee WalkAmerica raised
approximately $55,000 with 315
walkers.
The goals for 2007 are to
raise $57,000 with approximate-
ly 400 walkers participating.
The route is approximately 5
miles, and it begins and ends at
Flagler Park. .The day will
include food, live entertain-
ment, family activities, exercise
and a special 'Kid's Korner.'
Funds raised help with the
following:
$100 ,could provide 10
families of babies in newborn
intensive care with information
and support to ease their fears
and uncertainty.
$330 could provide nurses
with online continuing educa-
tion about preterm labor.
$500 could fund a program
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Visiting with Santa
Children were all smiles when Santa made an appear-
ance during the Tree Lighting Ceremony on lTuesday,
Nov. 18. Visiting Santa are (left to right) Jagger Gaucin,
4, Rudy Juarez, 6, and Rumor Juarez, 7.


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to help pregnant women quit
smoking.
$900 could provide 15,000
pregnant women with wallet
cards listing the signs of preterm
labor and what to do if it happens
to them.
$1,750 could train instruc-
tors for 10 prenatal courses for
pregnant women and their part-
ners.
$3,900 could help educate
100 low-income Hispanic women
on how to reduce the risk of pre-
mature birth and birth defects.
Riverside Bank manager
Tabitha Trent expressed her
appreciation to Mr.. Braman for
.his "generosity towards such a
worthy cause which displays the
giving spirit of Okeechobee citi-
zens.`"
To register and take part in this
year's WalkAmerica, go to
www.walkamerica.org; or, con-
tact Laura McCall at (863) 763-
3131.
For more information about
the drawing, contact Riverside
Bank at (863) 824-6700.
Great American RVs is located
at4300 U.S. 441 S.


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Great American RVs and Riverside Bank are teaming up to raise funds to help support the
worthy cause of the March of Dimes WalkAmerica that will be held March 31, 2007. Tickets for
a 90 cc Adly four-wheeler (not pictured) will be on sale for $10 each at Riverside Bank at 1506
S Parrott Ave. WalkAmerica funds help to fund research and programs that help find answers
to the problem of prematurity and other threats to infant health. Representatives on hand for
the announcement of the donation were: (left to right) Cecilia Elliott, Kristy Crawford, from
Riverside Bank, Michael Braman, Great American RVs general manger, Tabitha Trent and
Angela King, from Riverside Bank, and March of Dimes representative Jennifer Busbin.


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News Briefs

OHS drama club to present 'Pollyanna'
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee High School drama club
will be putting on the production "Pollyanna" on Friday, Dec. 1, at
8 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 2800 U.S. 441 N.-
The cost is $8 for high school students and $10 for adults. Tick-
ets will be available at the door.
For information, call the OHS office at (863) 462-5025.

Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees
from the parking lot of their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec. 23.
They 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 deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it
home.

Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced
that the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meet-
ing will be held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Commission chambers at 304 N.W. Second
St:
Requests to be, included on the agenda for the meeting should
be sent to Sen. Alexander's office no later than Wednesday, Dec.
6.
Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative
session will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form
in order to appear before the delegation for consideration, and
must be accompanied by a resolution from the local government
supporting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the dele-
gation on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to replaced on the agenda for the delega-
tion hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry
Ford at (863) 386-6016

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


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Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the. Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Dandre Markel Smith, 17,
N.W Second St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 27 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with burgla-
ry of a dwelling, criminal mischief
under $200 and second degree
petit theft. His bond was. set at
$10,500.
Gary Bernard Row, 33, Dove-
land Drive, Pahokee, was arrested
Nov. 27 by Deputy Sam Thomas on
an Okeechobee County warrant
Charging him with violation of pro-
bation driving while license, sus-
pended habitual offender. He is
being held without bond.
Ortiz Eloy Vasquez, 27, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Nov. 27 by
Deputy P. Massung on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with resisting arrest with vio-
lence. His bond was set at $5,000.
Adrian Flores, 37, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Nov. 27 by
Deputy P. Massung on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with resisting arrest with vio-'
lence. His bond was set at $5,000.
Tina Louise Hackler, 24, N.W.
28th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 28 by Deputy P. Massung
on an-Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her withIfvi N'afalse
name or identification while arrest-
ed or detained. Her bond was set at
$5,000.
Lance Christopher Jensen,
39, N.E. 31st Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 28 by Deputy
.Justin Akins on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
tampering with physical evidence.
His bond was set at $5,000.
German Salvador Aparicio,
24, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
28 by Deputy P. Massung on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with resisting arrest
with violence. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Calvin Earl Suggs, Jr., 38,
Walace Lane, Gulf Shores, Ala.,
was arrested Nov. 29 by Deputy
Sam Thomas on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
aggravated stalking threat and
aggravated stalking injunction.
His bond was set at $400,000.
Shannon Roseman, 25, Mari-
anna Road, Auburndale, was
arrested Nov. 29 by Deputy G.
Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
violation of probation carrying a
concealed firearm. His bond was
set at $10,000.
James Lee Boswell, 44, N.W
Ninth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 29 by Deputy Corporal S.
Green on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with crimi-
nal 'use of personal identification
information. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Alvin Joe White, 39, S.W.
Fourth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 29 by Deputy Mark
Margerum on a felony charge of
aggravated assault with a weapon
and a misdemeanor charge of bat-
tery. His bond was set at $3,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


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McGruff visits Everglades
McGruff, Joan Butler and Sheriff Paul May visit Everglades Elementary to congratulate
winners in a special "Say.No to Drugs" coloring contest held during National Red Ribbon
Week sponsored by Student Council. This year's theme is Believe, Achieve and Succeed.
Students at Everglades are proud of their safe and drug free school.


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Bell ringers
Kip Gardner (left) organizer of the Salvation Army's Christmas Bell Ringing effort stops
by to see Monica Jones at Riverside Bank on Nov. 29. Riverside Bank is helping out every
Wednesday between now and Christmas at the Bank's location at 1506 South Parrot Ave.
If you or your organization can help by donating some time at one of the six locations,
contact Kip Gardner at (863) 610-6659 or Ron Staley at (863) 697-6221.


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offering fascinating study abroad
in Peru and Bolivia this summer.
"Peru, Land of the Inca" will
focus on the historic and archaeo-
logical sites of the Inca, from May
7-15. Participating students will be
able to earn college credits related
to humanities, history and arche-
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The tour will begin in Lima, a
coastal oasis at the foot of the
Andes, with visits to the cathedral


and 17th century San Francisco
Monastery. Students will partici-
pate in a guided visit to the
Archaeological and Anthropologi-
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Peru's native cultures. The tour
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
DOGS: First of all, I believe that there is a law against dogs riding in
the back of trucks. I don't know why this is not enforced by the police.
I'm guessing because we live in a small country town and that is what
cowboys do. 1, myself, am tired of seeing these animals falling all over
the back of trucks while their owners drive. I have seen the dogs fall
out and get hit by cars. Have you ever noticed all the dead dogs on the
side of the road? More than likely, the animal fell out and the owner
didn't even know what happened and didn't miss the animal until they
got to their destination and realized the dog was missing. Do you real-
ize'that, with this being a law, if your dog falls out this is considered pet
cruelty? Most people don't know, but pet cruelty is a felony. Editor's
Note: We spoke with local law enforcement and were told they knew
of no law against animals riding in the back of a truck. According to
state statutes, cruelty to animals may or may not be a felony. There
are criteria that must be met before this charge is deemed a felony -
such as committing an intentional act that would cause the death of
the animal. Otherwise, cruelty to animals is a first-degree misde-
meanor.

TRAFFIC LIGHT: This is to the person that called about needing a
traffic light at the Circle K north of town. It said that somebody had bet-
ter put in a light before somebody sues the county. Let them sue.
That's what we got lawyers for. Lawyers have to eat. If you want a traf-
fic light put in there, you pay for it. Editor's Note: The installation of a
traffic light on a state highway is not up to the county but, rather, the
state. First, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would
conduct a traffic study to see if a light is warranted. Then, if the vol-
ume of traffic is such that a light is needed it would be put into FDOT's
future work plan.

TALKING: I'm glad that you love your friends and family members
that are gay, but have you ever asked them about the pain and desire
for acceptance that's involved? Talking is the only thing that brings
change. Name-calling is never an excuse for a hate crime. Calling
someone a bigot is not a felony. By the way, the club does not have a
place to meet despite the reports.

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Community Events

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, 1500
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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Guest Commentary


Indian Hammock to become FireWise Community


By Melissa Yunas
Wildfire mitigation specialist
Florida Division of.Forestry
Indian Hammock will be the
first FireWise Community in
Okeechobee County. Firewise
Communities/USA is a project of
the National Wildfire Coordinat-
ing Group's Wildland/Urban
Interface Working Team and is
the newest element of the Fire-
wise program. It provides citizens,
with the knowledge necessary to
maintain an acceptable level of
fire readiness, while ensuring fire-
fighters that they can use equip-
ment more efficiently during a
wildland fire emergency.
The program draws on a com-
munity's spirit, its resolve and its
willingness to take responsibility
for its ignition potential.
The national Firewise Commu-
nities program is a multi-agency
effort designed to reach beyond
the fire .service by involving
homeowners, community lead-
ers, planners, developers and oth-
ers in the effort to protect people,
property and natural resources
from the risk of wildland fire -


before a fire starts.
The Firewise Communities
approach emphasizes communi-
ty responsibility for planning in
the design of a safe community as
well as effective emergency
response, and individual respon-
sibility for safer home construc-
tion and design, landscaping and
maintenance.
When adequately prepared, a
house can withstand a wildland
fire without the intervention of
the fire service. In fact, a house
and its surrounding community
can be both Firewise and compat-
ible with the area's ecosystem.
The Firewise
Communities/USA recognition
program enables communities in
all parts of the United States to
achieve a high level of protection
against wildland/urban interface
fire as well as sustainable ecosys-
tem balance. Firewise Communi-
ties/USA program provides resi-
dents of the wildland/urban
interface with the knowledge and
skill necessary to make it happen.
'irewise Communities/USA is
a unique opportunity available to


Upcoming Events

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 infor-
mation, 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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. 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-anon Helps 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 information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.

Saturday
A.A. 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,(p 3), 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863)610-1251.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St'.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
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.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization
or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.'
Alanon 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 Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, 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. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
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 infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life. The
public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome; For information,
contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7.p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion
Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in
working towards the betterment of our community. For information, call Mar-
garet Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8p.m. For information, call (863) 763-11.91.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.


America's fire-prone communi-
ties. Its goal is to encourage and
acknowledge action that mini-
mizes home loss to wildfire. It
teaches you to prepare for a fire
before it occurs. The program
adapts especially well to small
'communities, developments and
residential associations of all
types.
Firewise Communities/USA is
a simple, three-legged template
that is easily adapted to different
locales. It works in the following
way:
Wildland fire staff from fed-
eral, state or local agencies pro-
vide a community with informa-
tion. about coexisting with
wildfire along with mitigation
information tailored to that specif-
ic area.
The community assesses its
risk and creates its own network
of cooperating homeowners,
agencies and organizations.
.* The community identifies
and implements local solutions.
Being Firewise begins with you.
The Firewise Communities/USA
standards are designed and main-


trained to give you maximum flexi-
bility in creating the best plan for
your community.
Enlist a wildland/urban inter-
face specialist to complete a com-
munity assessment and create a
plan that identifies agreed-upon
achievable solutions to be imple-
mented by the community.
Sponsor a local Firewise
Task Force Committee, Commis-
sion or Department which main-
tains the Firewise
Community/USA program and
tracks its progress or status.
Observe a Firewise Commu-
nities/USA Day each spring that is
dedicated to a local Firewise proj-
ect.
Invest a minimum of $2 per
capital annually in. local Firev\ise
projects. Work by municipal
employees or volunteers using
municipal and other equipment
can be included, as can state. led-
eral grants dedicated-to that pur-
pose.
Submit an annual report Ilt
Firewise Communities L USA that
documents continuing compli-
ance with the program.


Community Events

Grace Christian hosting dinner
Grace Christian School, 701 S. Parrott Ave., will host a
spaghetti dinner on Friday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and
Saturday, Dec. 2, from 3 until 7 p.m. for a $5 donation. Pick up
or drive through is available, or dining in will be available on
Saturday. A bake sale and silent auction will also be held at the
school on Saturday. For information or tickets, call (863) 763-
3072.

OHS drama club will stage 'Pollyanna'
The Okeechobee High School drama club will be putting on.
the production "Pollyanna" on Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in the
high school auditorium, 2800. U.S. 441 N. For information, call
the OHS office at (863) 462-5025.

Yard sale features Christmas items
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S. E., will hold a
yard sale Friday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to support the
children with -their activities. Items include Christmas decora-
tions, furniture, clothing, shoes, purses, baby items and house-
hold 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 demon-
stration on the use of beads and glitter in your scrapbooking
and card-making projects. Carolyn Jdone'sw0ill 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
chaperoned and there will be a special speaker. For informa-
tion, 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 Flori-
da. This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Coun-
cil and is free and open to the public.

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

DuPuis hosting photo exhibition
The DuPuis Management Area's Visitors' Center will feature
the Florida Humanities Council Road Scholar Program featuring
John Moran's Journal of Light slide presentation on Saturday,
Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until noon. The program is a collection of
landscape and wildlife photography. For information about the
free event and to RSVP, contact Kim Kanter at (800) 432-2045,
ext. 3339; or, kkanter@sfwmd.gov.

4-H County Council plans yard sale
Okeechobee County 4-H County Council will host a fundrais-
ing yard sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the. parking lot at Mims Vet-
erinary Clinic, 275 S.W. 32nd. Street. 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.

HIV/AIDS talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Qec. 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Spencer Lieb, senior epidemiologist with the Florida Depart-
ment 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 Com-
munities." For information, contact your local health depart-
ment or view on line at Florida Department of Health-Health
Statistics-HIV/AIDS.

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







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Volleyball tryouts
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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 direc-
tors 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.
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For information contact coach
MarkWard at (863) 634-1722.
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Adult (18 and over) players are
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Our 500 Michigan Christmas Trees promised to'
us on Friday, November 24, 2006 arrived in poof
condition on Monday, November 27, 2006.
We did not feel the quality of the trees were
appropriate for our community. We were hoping
to meet and enjoy this holiday season with you at
our Christmas Tree Event.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has
caused We hope we will have your continued
support for your other landscaping needs.

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Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
Sirg under, the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the
SSeminole.. Police Department
S(OCPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Hector Guzman-Garcia, 20,
Watervilet, Mich., was arrested
Nov. 5 by FHP Trooper Jordan-
Escalona on charges of driving
under the influence and posses-
sion of alcohol by a minor. His
bond was set at $750.
SShirlerina Jones, 34, Moore.
Haven, was arrested Nov. 6 by,
Detective Don Salo on a charge
f grand theft. Her bond was set
at $5,000.
e Terri Bruno, 30, Homestead,
was arrested Nov. 6 by Sergeant
Ronnie Baker on charges of pos-
session of cocaine, possession of
marijuana over 20 grams and
possession of marijuana over 20
grams. Her bond was set at
$20,000.
.: Edwin Rohrer, 36, Florida
City, was arrested Nov. 6 by Sgt.
Ronnie Baker on charges of pos-
session of cocaine, possession of
marijuana over 20 grams and
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell. His bond was set at
$10,000.
Natalie Nieves, 18, LaBelle,
was arrested Nov. 9 by Deputy
Don Crosswell on charges of bur-
glary, grand theft and criminal
mischief. She was released on
her own recognizance.
Charles Pistilli, 24, Fort
Myers, was arrested Nov. 12 by
Deputy Tito Nieves on felony
charges of possession of a con-
S trolled substance without a pre-
scription and smuggling contra-
band into a jail, and on
: misdemeanor charges of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
possession of marijuana under
20 grams. His bond was set at

Glades County
Roundup

S' 'Seminole reenactment
festival scheduled
Seminole Tribe of Florida will
present a reenactment of the
Second Seminole War at the Big
Cypress Shootout at Billie
Swamp Safari located between
Fort Lauderdale and Naples, on
the Big Cypress Reservation. Fri-
day, Feb. 23 through Sun. Feb.
27. For more information, con-
tact Cindy Malin at (954)966-
S 6300, ext. 1488 or
cmalin@semtribe.com.
S Native Plant Society
meetings scheduled
.The Florida Native Plant Soci-
ety meeting will be held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center at
4509 George Blvd. in Sebring in
conference room No. 3. For
more information, call Roy Stew-
art at: (863) 632-0914.
Amateur radio
club to meet
The LaBelle Amateur Radio
Association resumed monthly
meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at
the Hendry LaBelle Recreation
Office building at 310 W. Cow-
boy Way, LaBelle. The Club
meets on the first Tuesday of
each month at 7 p.m. Any one
interested in amateur radio is
invited to attend. Emergency
communication is a vital part in
responding to hurricanes and
other hazardous events. The
LaBelle Amateur Radio Associa-
tion provides emergency com-
munication via amateur radio
when other forms of communi-
cation are unavailable and as a
Backup. For further details call
Ron Zimmerly, KE4PFG at (863)
675-6375.


$3,500.
Patricia Moreland, 44, Muse,
was arrested Nov. 13 by Deputy
Robert Davis on a felony charge
of aggravated battery. Her bond
was set at $10,000."$
o Robert Skinner, 31, Moore
Haven, was arrested Nov. 14 by
Deputy Don Crosswell on a
charge of aggravated battery that
was issued out of Hendry Coun-
ty. Following his arrest, he was
turned over to Hendry County
authorities.
Charles Harris, 52, Moore
Haven, was arrested Nov. 16 by
Detective Don Salo on charges of
burglary, dealing in stolen prop-
erty and petit theft. His bond was
set.at $15,000.
Tavares Brown, 28, Moore
Haven, was arrested Nov. 17 by
Deputy David Hampton on
charges of burglary and criminal
mischief. His bond was set at
$30,000.
Alonso Ignacio, 28, Ken-
tucky, was arrested Nov. 19 by
Trooper McGrede on charges of
driving under the influence and
no driver's license. He was
released on his own recogni-
zance.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them
dropped is wel'bfne to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN On Nov. 21,
a resolution was approved by the
Moore Haven City Council that
requests a public purpose lease of
the area under the Mamie Lang-
dale Memorial Bridge. The area
will provide for overflow parking,
and will be additional space for
special events like festivals and a
farmer's market.
The resolution states that the
Moore Haven City Council agrees
to work with the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation to ensure
that the parking spaces will not
interfere with maintenance of the
bridge,, and would also ensure
that the paving materials meet the
standards for drainage and suit-
able parking.
City Mayor Bret Whidden
reported on -the 'Moore Haven
Canal Trail Project which,,will
widen and deepen the old canal.
He said plans were, "Moving in
the right direction."
He and county commissioner
Russell Echols have approached
the Southwest Florida Water Man-,


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On November 13, 2006, the Federal Highway Administration granted
Location and Design Concept Acceptance for the following project:

Financial Project ID: 196904-1-22-01
SR 70 Capacity Improvements
From NE 34th Ave. to Berman Road (NE 128th Ave.)
Okeechobee County, Florida

The approved alternative in Segment 1 is the North Offset Alignment,
which includes a right-of-way width of 160 feet. The approved alterna-
tive in Segment 2 is the North Alignment. The approved alternative in
Segment 3 is the North Offset Alignment. For Segments 2 and 3 the full
right-of-way width is proposed to be 236 feet.

The project will proceed to the next phase of development, the prepa-
ration of construction plans, scheduled to begin this fiscal year. Right-
of-Way acquisition is tentatively scheduled to begin in fiscal year
2008/2009, with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in fiscal
year 2010/2011.,


Moore Haven City Council

approves parking plans


agement and the Audubon Soci-
ety. Both viewed it as an accept-
able project, though nothing was
official yet.
Life insurance benefit for city
employees was discussed. The
benefit remains at $10,000 and
will be brought up for further dis-
cussion when the next city budget
is examined.
There are multiple issues con-
cerning zoning amendments, and
the council will meet for a work-
shop on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Steven Ramunni, city attorney,
reminded the council that time
saving administrative procedures
need to be re-examined in order
to run more efficient meetings.
A Christmas decorating contest
will be held in the city. Judging will
be done on Dec. 18 and awards
given on Dec. 19. Two categories
will be judged. One is for home-
owners and the other is for busi-
nesses.
Each will have a first place
award of $150, second will receive
$100 and third place will get $75.
Staff writer NenaBolan can be
reachedatnenabolan@yahoo.com.


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Special Holiday Events


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Bill Casian, public relations for Raulerson Hospital and
; honda Peterman, Hospice of Okeechobee discuss plans for
:th upcoming Tour of Homes.

Holiday Tour of Homes


benefits United Way
.: ce again, two great organi- Okeechobee by being a
s zations team up to support the the Tour of Homes. The
United Way of Okeechobee. Way. does so many. irr
Raulerson Hospital and Hospice things for the community
of Okeechobee will present the great cause and I ho
Holiday Tour of Homes and the everyone buys a tickel
Festival of Trees to take place this event. It is a perfect wa)
Friday and Saturday evening, ofl the holiday season
Dec. I and 2, from 6 p.m. until 9 .Blackman, Hospice CEO
S, p.m. Self-tour tickets are on sale Ms. Blackman went on t
for only $12 at Raulerson Hospi- that items sold in The -
tal and at Suzie's Hallmark Cards St6re during the Tour of
S.in the Publix shopping center. will benefit hospice pati
Bus tour tickets are on sale for in Okeechobee, including
only $25 at Raulerson Hospital es offered at The 1
only. Home.
Hospice of Okeechobee's For more information
Festival of Trees is one of several Tour of Homes ot to p
local "homes" that anyone with tickets, call the Public R
a Tour of Homes ticket can visit office in Raulerson Ho:
on Friday and Saturday night. (863) 824-2702. Rulers
"Admission to the Festival of pital and Hospice of
Trees is free to the public, except chobee would like to t
during the Tour of Homes opportunity to wish all <
evenings. A Tour of Homes ticket very happy and safe holi
is required to attend the extraor- son.
dinary evenings that Hospice of
Okeechobee has planned for.Fri-
day and Saturday night," Rhonda |Dec I"
Peterman, Festi al of Trees Coor- Ih,ru Cv
dinator explains. Dec 7" oWo
"We really do something very
special at the Festival of Trees on
the nights of the Tour of Homes.o THEATRE
There will be a live band, South o "CASINO ROYAL
,* Wind, playing on both nights. Fri~.@ 700 & 9:30. S,
You can enjoy the music as you ,
S line, as the Hospice Board of 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 & 9:3
j irectorswill be serving many 6 3:00 &,7:Op. Tues,W(
delicious treats Tiere-' ill also o @ 2.00, 4:30, 7:00
be door prizes and lots of fun.
The Country Store \\ill be open oTHEATRE E
for your shopping pleasure. We o- 'WAPPYFEE]
will be actually restocking the o0 Fri. @ 7:00 & 9.00. Sa
:: shelves in The Country Store just o- 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:(
7 prior to the weekend. You will be o- @ 3.0 & 700. Tues
able to find many treasures for os Thurs. @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:
sale and just the right gift for that ro
special someone. The decorated *- THEATRE I
Christmas trees are just breath- o, 7DECKH4L
taking to view at night. In short, Fri. @ 7:00 & 9:00. S
it will be a lively evening of great 0= @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9
music and food to compliment 3.00 & 7:00. Tues., W
the Christmas trees," Ms. Peter- 70
man went on to explain. 2:00, 4:5, 7:00
"Hospice of Okeechobee is
proud to support United Way of


City Hall Park Santa: Santa
will be in City Hall Park on Dec.
1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14
from 6 until 8,p.m. Pictures with
Santa are $1. Goody bags will be
given to the children.
The Holiday Tour of Homes:
Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday,
Dec. 2, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. For
information, call Bill Casian at
(863) 824-2702.
Tree of Life Ceremony: Mon-
day, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the
American Legion, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St. New Ground will begin
singing at 6:30 p.m. and the cer-
emony will begin at 7 p.m.
There will be Christmas carols,
candle lighting and words of
comfort from local ministers.
For information call (772) 403-
4500.
Main Street Caribbean Christ-
mas: Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.
at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
Tickets are on sale at the Main
Street office, 111 N.E. Second
Ave. For information, call (863)
..,;7-MAII
Window Decorating Contest:
Judging will be on Dec 9. For
information contact Okee-
chobee Main Street at.. 863) 357-
MAIN.
Chamber of Commerce light-
ed Christmas parade; Dec. 9
beginning at 5:30, p.m., There
will also be a craft show in Fla-
gler Parks 2 and 3.
Kiwanis Santa in Park #4:


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Dec. 9 following the lighted
Christmas parade, then again on
Dec. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
and 23 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Christmas Cantata: Dec. 15,
16 and 17 at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. For information, call
Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.


Christmas boat parade slated
Okeechobee Yatchette
Club: lighted Christmas Boat
Parade on Sunday, Dec. 17.
The parade will form at 5:30
p.m. behind the Burger King
on S.R. 70, then proceed down
Taylor Creek to the lock, then
left to the VFW or Butch's


Backyard Lounge. For informa-
tion, contact Bob Schultz at
(863). 697-9571 or (863) 467-
7050.
Santa on the fire truck: Dec.
20 in the N.W. and N.E. sec-
tions of the city; Dec. 21 in the
S.E. section of the city; Dec. 22
in the S.W. section of the city.


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At the Movies
The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 1,
through Thursday, Dec. 7, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Casino Royale"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9;30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Happy Feet"
(PG} Showtiies: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday arid Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Deck the
Halls"(PG) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and"9p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;.
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.

Briefs
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are need-
ed in St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem'pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each
week will make a difference in
the lives of these children.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment.. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single.
Their most important character-
istic is that they are caring indi--
viduals who understand the
problems and needs of foster
children. For information call
.(800) 403-9311.

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ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs 4 D
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
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Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County
Public Library has announced a
new service for those patrons.
with e-mail accounts. You can
join .the Chapter-A-Day Online
Book Club sponsored by the
Friends of the Okeechobee
County Library. All you need to
do is visit the library's web page
at \wi\v.heartlinew\eb.org oke
and choose the link to the Online
Book Club. SimplN follow the '
directions on the page. You will *4 i
start receiving chapters from
popular books in your daily e-
mail. After you have read two or o
three chapters from a book, you
will begin receiving chapters-
from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There
is no charge for this service. You
don't even fineed a library card. -
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and five minutes a day to sample *
the wonderful worldd of reading.

Food Pantry
is open *
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


Baby Car Seat, on road next to
the new Ag Center, sticker
on carrying handle, "que bien
Mama" (863)634-5559 Beth
BEAGLE, Female, in Bassinger
area,. week. of 11/20/06, call
to identify. (863)467-4823
CALICO CAT- Female, approx
1 yr old. Vic. Division of Fo-
restry. Please call
(863)763-0215
DOG-'mix breed, female,
brn/white spots, Found on
SR70 & 599. Call
(863)467-6472
MIXED DOG- Black with white
spots. Brown collar with
spikes. Vic. Four Seasons.
Call (863)357-7145 '


CAT, vic. of Central Elemen-
tary School, light gray w/tan
stripes, answers to Raven.
(863)467-2156


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DOG- Female, yellow leopard
cur, limp, needs meds, vicinity
of SR 78 & 29,(239)633-2512
or(863)673-4849
NAMEPLATE CHARM, large,
gold, with 2 names. Okee-
chobee area. Please call
(863)634-6601
PUPPY- 8 mo old pitbull,
cream & white, family pet,
missed terribly, near Citgo-
Treasure ISL (863)357-1915
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 863-467-0704
SHIHl TZU PUP- 6 mos old,
red & white, missing from
our front yard. Vic of NE sec-
tion, behind ABC Liquor
(863)634-7214


CAT & KITTEN, 2 yr. old black
& white female, shots &
spayed & black kitten.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
HENS, (17), 2 Roosters, beau-
tiful, (863)610-0862


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Five Elves Display
Decorate the house in style this holiday season with
this big, full-color outdoor display featuring five
Christmas elves. A fun and easy way to spread some
cheer around the neighborhood, the Elves display
includes five of Santa's best helpers. Each elf is
about 20 inches tall.
To build the display, jqst glue the posters onto ply-
wood, smooth out the bubbles, cut them out and paint
the sides and backs. Make stakes or stands from the
remaining plywood or galvanized pipe, and let the
elves get busy!
Five Elves Display (No. 10) . $16.95
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HAMSTERS:2F, 1M Babies,
approx. 8 wks. old. Too
good home. (863)801-1302
STOVE/MICROWAVE COMBO,
White, electric.
(863)674-0281




Okee Golf CC
13511 NE 7th Terr.
Sat., Dec. 2nd, 8am to 4pm
Christmas decor, chainsaw,
electric sprayer, truck,
household & sports items &
much more.


SALE
OKEECHOBEE- Sat, Dec 2nd,
7am-Noor, 813 SE 10th St.
Lots of new items in boxes.
Don't Miss
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7am-1pm, 241,Hwy. 441SE.
Building Materials, Tools,
Housewares & Misc. Items.

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OKEECHOBEE, Sat. Dec. 2nd,
7am-2pm, 907 NE 29th Terr.
Assortment of Like new

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8am-? 214 SE 6th Avenue.
Tools, misc, Furniture, HH
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PARKWIDE YARD SALE
Lakeside RV Park
'4074 Hwy. 441 SE
Sat., Dec. 2nd, 8am to 3pm
TREASURE ISLAND
Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
December 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.
2902 S.E. 28th St., See signs.
Many Holiday Items, Lots of
Glassware & Household Items
...Many Great Gift Ideas!


Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


LABORER/ DRIVER WANTED
Must have good driving record
Apply between 8am-4pm M-S
Taylor Rental
(863)467-2239
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to:304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
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Starting @ $8.00/hr.
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Newspaper carrier needed for,
Delivery of Ft. Pierce Tribune
Newspapers In Okeechobee
area, $300+/weekly, Call
Jon Shaw for info
(772)216-0233 or Danny
springs (772)408-5380

Single Copy Delivery
in Okeechobee
The Ft. Pierce Tribune Is
looking for someone to
deliver newspapers to
racks & stores in the early
morning hours as an
independent contractor.
Van, Truck or Large
SUV is required.
Valid FL Drivers License &
auto insurance is required.
Must be able to work 7
nights a week with some
daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 lbs. Apply to:.
Jim Dodd at the Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more information.

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today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
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IRRIGATION/DRAINAGE FOREPERSON
Lykes Bros. Inc. Ranch Division has an immediate opening for
an Irrigation /Drainage Foreperson. This position is responsible
for the operation' and maintenance of diesel pumps associated
with surface water irrigation and drainage systems and water
control structures.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages and benefit package
including Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance plus
paid vacation and holidays. Qualified applicants should apply in
person at the Brighton Ranch Office located at:
106 SW CR 721.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Lykes Bros. Inc. Is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Drug Free Workplace, M;F/D/V.


MEDICAL ASSISTANT, P/T
Experience preferred. Competi-
tive pay. Send resume: PO Box
2744, Okeechobee, FL 34973
~RN-
Renal Care Center has
immediate opening for an RN.
F/T-P/T, good benefits,
training provided. Apply 201
SW 16th St. (863)467-7654
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Newspaper Carriers Needed
For keechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message
SPANISH SPEAKING STU-
DENT OR PERSON for
weekend work at Flea Market
In Okeechobee. Light clean-
ing and sales, Must speak
some English. Call
(561)676-0427


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SALES ASSOCIATE
i GAS/CONVENIENCE
STORE
Brighton Reservation

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

AGRICULTURAL INVESTIGATOR
Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Highlands Counties, has an imme-
diate
opening for an Agriculture Investigator. Qualified applicants
must be a current Certified Law Enforcement Officer and pos-
sess at least 5 years experience working in law enforcement
either serving as an Agricultural Deputy or Fish & Game Wildlife
Officer.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid
vacation and h holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume to dch.hetherton@lykes.com orfaxto (863)465-1672.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Durg Free Workplace, M/F/D/V.
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FOOD PREPARATION ASSOCIATE
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
Excellent communication skills.
Good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred, positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip or
GED. Flexible working hours. Salary
based on experience + fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


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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Must have Class A CDL
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Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
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The Okeechobee County Health Department seeks
a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to work 20 hours
per week in busy clinic.
Diverse duties
Bi-lingual (English / Spanish) a plus
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https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm For
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Business
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

VERY SUCCESSFUL FLEA
MARKET BUSINESS IN
OKEECHOBEE- tools, sho.p
equip, electronics etc. Ciii
(561)676-0427

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered41 5
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

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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Childrenis Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc, 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood5
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools &8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
(561)447-6538
AIR CONDITIONER: 1 Room,
A-1 Shape. $35.
(863)467-6148


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
863-467-1325
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 "Deep
Freeze", Works well. $75.
(863)612-5676 .
REFRIGERATOR / FREEZER:
Kenmore, frost free, 22 cu ft.
$150. 863-467-7606
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.


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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. $165.
(863)?57.4564
BICYCLE- Womens bticri
bile 7 eed. purple
i.',wmite tlowers 150

LOW RIDER BICYCLE- L'PC
ne ,orraion Burgundy &
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Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Installati orf Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insuied

863.763.5650
1551 N.IWV. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
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WATER PUMP- '. rie ladder
liri' '.1110' 863b 11. 415



GOBLETS 181, Ruby Red Hob-
jii DiS P iiri ':ale r siP ITI
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1863 357-0344


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $100.
(863)467-5052
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$950 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
TRAIN SET- "Lionel Santa Fe",
4 pieces, track, transformer,
$125 or best offer.
(863)983-7915
WEDDING GOWN- lace/ satin,
small train, size 5, 52 yrs
old. $50. 863-467-0670



COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offers
(561)676-0427'
DELL COMPUTER XP, Office,
games, .Fast, $175
(863)843-0158
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
ware, extra ink, $30
(863)467-7415


BED, King size, with mattress.
$1 50(863)467-6375
BR SET- Antique, mahogany,
1900's, full size, 2 NS, hdbd,
ftbrd, chest, mirror $2200
(863)528-3269
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $600 (863)763-6507


BR SUITE- Queen bed,
dresser, nite stand, full mir-
ror, very good cond., $250
.(772)460-9733
BUNK BEDS Wooden with
dresser, $200 (863)228-3651
BUREAU, Large with mirror,
54"lx32"hxl8"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
with drawers, all oak wood.
$150 for set, (863)675-4098
evenings
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
COMPUTER DESK, 31/2' long x
41/2' tall. Has top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
COUCH & 2 WING BACK
CHAIRS, IVORY, Egyptian cot-
ton w/cherry wood trim, exc.
cond., $400.863-763-0583
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Floral
Print, Matching. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)467-8223
DESK, 6 drawers. $'20
(863)946-1189
DESK, HUTCH & matching
wood file cabinet. Excellent
condition $100.
(863)634-5236
DINETTE SET (5) piece,
glass top w/ iron chairs, $300
(863)228-3651
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
DR SUITE- 5pc solid wood,
excellent condition $275
(863)673-4942
DRESSER & 2 NIGHT
STANDS, $50 for allt.
(863)946-1189
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500
(863)983-5364
FUTON MATTRESS- nice, ex-
trg thick, .forest green w/mat-
tress cover, $50.
(863)763-6369
KING SIZE MATTRESS- like
new, $450 (863)634-5225 '
KITTEN- Male, Dark orange &
white, approx 8 wks old.
$15. (443)262-2740
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat, chair, all recline, oak
coffee & 2 end tables. $500
(863)675-5865 8am-5pmi
LOVESEAT W/MATCHING
CHAIR- excellent condition
$475 (863)673-4942
'PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
chobee 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
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


Employment
Part Time


Everything you need for your
'own ceramic business. Kllm,
Good, w/too many molds to
count. $2100. 863-467-6475
PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
crophones. $1500
(863)675-0604



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


AMAZON PARROT- Male,
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 week'
old, females, APR reg., $350
each. (863)634-7723
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
863-763-3631/561-718-1212
COCKATIELS, (2), breeder
pair, with large cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer.
(863)697-3346 -
CONURES (4), Mated pair & 2
month old & older baby
w/large cage & small cage.
$500 (863)675-p247 LaBelle
DOG BOX for small truck, 2
gates, 2 sides, $300 or best
offer. (863)697-3346
DoIIn't Miss

This One
PIT BULL PUPPIES: Wr,,ile
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


SATELLITE DISH, New. Single
LMB. $25 or best offer.
(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-
fer. (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
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, butwall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841


BENCH SAW, Craftsman, 10",
lhp.w/miter cut & rail. $100
(863)467-1401


BARBIE CAR, 6 volt battery
operated. $40
(863)467-4567
SCOOTER, Battery operated,
Sunl. $75 (863)467-4567
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.



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 Trailer,
in good condition.
(863)467-2683


CHRISTMAS TREE- white,
used once, 6.5 feet tall. Only
$25.863-467-1325
Agriculture





Christmas Trees 745
Farnm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815


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
WING BACK CHAIR, blue/bur-
undy/green check, asking
50. (863)675-4098



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
1911A1 45 cal. Auto. Ported
$900. (863)467-1958
PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
(502)931-8101
SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate. Call for more info.
(863)467-1958
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga,
double barrel. $300.
(502)931-8101
TAURAS, 45 cal., semi-auto
pistol, new in box. $450
(863)4.67-2315



BO FLEX SPORTS- Mint con-
dition. Pd. $1400. Will sell
for $500. You haul.
(863)801A 891 after 3pm



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



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


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$425. Neg. (863)675-7105
or (863)673-5023


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.


ADJUSTABLE BED, JIiramai ,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200. (863)76316907
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2300. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whl.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
WHEELCHAIR CARRIER,
Hammer, For electric chair or
scooter, fits on hitch. $1500
(863)467-5126
WHEELCHAIRS, (2), electric,
1 brand new, 1 used, $900
will sell separately.
(863)467-2156


CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1850,
New in box $250.
(863)634-7125


AQUA 9 year old Palomino
Gelding, 15.3 Hands, $1875
or best offer. 863-824-0505
or 863-697-1984
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
dem axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, 15 hands, 13 yrs,
gentle disposition. To good
home. $1010 (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
$1500(863)254-3926



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 HP, 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
(239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: MURRAY,
46", Good condition. $300
Firm. (863)697-1555,
TORO ZTR MOWER, like new,
$1695. (863)467-8683


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 1br, 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: Lake Access
Large 1BR in town, furnished,
no.pets,-$750/month + 1st,
sec. & utilities. 863-634-0322


KING'S BAY, 2br, 1ba, Pool,
Tennis & Shuffleboard. Util.
incld., $1000. mo. + $1000.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba 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.,New 2 Bdrm., 11/Ba
w/Appl. $850/mo. + 1st &
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722

BUCKHEAD' RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
comel $1200. mo. + 1st, last
& sec.561-795-4425
kdsdags@aol.com
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba, SW
section City. Great neighbor-
hood. $1000. mo.+ Sec.
dep. (863)634-1554
DUPLEX FOR RENT Only 1 left
Totally refurbished. New kitch-
en w/dishwasher. New bath &
laundry room. 3BR, 1BA. $825
mo. Lawn service included.
Call (863)763-4414


.CBS, 2
Bedroom, 2
Bathroom
Home w/1 Car
SGarage in
King's Bay


$1,100/month



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
NEW HOME- 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1200/mth. Call
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
863-610-1980
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151
SE 128th Ave., $1100/mo,
1st, last & sec.,
(561)756-3724.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
garage, lake access w/dock.
$1400/mo. Call Kelly
(863)697-1339


RENT TO OWN:
. In Town, 3 BR, 1 BA, Carport.
Completely remodeled. Lg Lot
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1300 mo. with $300
going towards down payment.
Call 863-467-0128
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,
Q Great LocationI
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 S.E downstairs &
(1)900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740

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 Sale1015
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 Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BUCKHEAD RIDGE-,Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Fla room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/iift,
fenced rear yard, full sprinkler
system. Asking $155,000
(863)763-1673 *
Possible Owner Financing

OKEECHOBEE- Open House
Sat & Sun. Dec 2nd & 3rd.
3818 NW.29th Avenue.
Brand new CBS home.
3/2/1, on large lot, in Bass-
wood. 100% financing
available. Call
863)467-1615 or
(561)262-7458
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, lba, C/H/A & Pool.
Remodeled. Must See Inside
$174,000. 863-697-8654



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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobie Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




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



BASINGER AREA- single wide,
furn only, No Smoking, No
Pets! $600 (863)467-9354
or (561)628-2105
Doublewlde 2/2
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031
Okee, 441 &15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $600 sec. dep.
(863)467-6300
OKEECHOBEE- dbl wide, 3/2,
$1000/mo, 1st, last, sec
dep. No Pets, T.Cl,
(863)634-8676 or 634-2044


ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
(863)697-0214
Treasure Island, 2/1, lake ac-
cess, very private, boat slip,
$550 mo., no pets,
(863)357-3639
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, 12x12 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 Mikeat 772-663-1700
If you live in an old Mobile
Home, but own your land,
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory directto 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.

Recreation



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,
I50 9, 2 Poly Mare, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny.
S772)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-
. oie. Factory warrantee. Like
new! $8,775.561-346-6476
BOSTON WHALER- 17ft, Mon-
iauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
(86.3)763-8568
EXTENSION BAR for pulling
boat or trailer. Asking $100.
(863)357-6113
MOTOR- Evinrude '86, 10hp.,
long shaft, good condition
$395 (863)610-1126
PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hp tohatsu
motor, tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firm!
: 863-946-153.9 .
PONTOON BOAT, 20ft., 50hp
motor, 'roll on trailer. $3500
(863)763-9371
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Merc, new. deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
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


CAMPER: 1999 Challenger, 32 ft,
large slide out, solid oak cabi-
nets, c/a & heat. Like new! Must
sell! Call Bill 863-763-4464
Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. 863-610-1120
RV- '98 REXAIR 39', Fully
loaded. Low mi. & '88 Elk-
heart 38' 5th Wheel. Slide
outs on both (863)467-1209
SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
work $750. or best offer.
863-634-7780
SWINGER '83, 31', By Georgie
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires, a/, 44hrs on generator.
$3800 neg. (863)763-4968
TRAVEL TRAILER .1995, 26
Ft., Sleeps 6, Great condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
Call Kenny (772)260-4792


CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen end., all
extras.. Like new, $10K neg
863-357-1784/8-6-634-2454
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.


YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
$1000(863)4137-5299



CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-


lass, 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 XR 70- dirtbike,
exc cond., $1100
(304)667-7855


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



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








The Okeechobee News, Friday, december 1, 2006


HONDA ELITE 250 '85- Scoot-
er, 6900 miles, stereo, exc
cond., $1350
.(304)667-7855
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gasll
$2500 (863)357-3773



BI-FOLD RAMPS- For DIrt-
blkes/4 Wheelers. Brand
new. $125. (863)763-2007
CAMO 4 WHEELER '06- 70CC,
great kids gift, we are just
upgrading $500 neg.
(239)633-7173 MooreHaven
DIRT BIKE, Powersport, 70cc.
Brand new. $550' or best
offer.'(863)675-0506 or
(863)675-3978
FOUR WHEELER, '06, 70cc,
upgrading, camo color, $500
or best offer. 239-633-7173
ask for Sam
GO CART: 1 seater, 6.5. $300.
863-357-0999
GO CART, Scorpion, 2 years
old, from Sears. $1000 Call
Chadrles (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


Automobiles
n~lo~at

-- V c.. ----


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,
492, clean car, good trans-
portation, 100k mi., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
CHRYSLER LEBARON 1989
Convertible, $1500.
863-824-6112/772-349-8637
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


aI Pulc o ice


FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg, (561)676-0427
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2500. Firm
(863)763-7060
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
(863)697-9122
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1600.
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235
MERCURY SABLE, '98,
$4200. (863)946-0355
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
PONTOON, 20', w/85hp Force,
$1995. (863)467-8683
VOLVO 240,'93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
'$1700, Or best offer,
(863)634-4518
VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion. 61K ml., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-6580
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
sifleds."


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.


GOLF CART- Electric, 3 wheel,
with charger, $600
(863)634-5225
YAMAHA, Electric, '96, good
condition. $1495
(863)467-2315


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
FLAT BED, Steel: 20 Ft,
$1200 or best offer.
863-634-5936
FORD F150 '87, Has blown
motor. $500 or best offer.
(863)484-0504
RADIATOR, For '92 Pontiac
, Grand Am, brand new in box.
,$100 or best offer.
(863)261-1872


RIMS & TIRES (5), Borbet 17",
low profile Toyo tires. $500
(863)983-4940
RIMS & TIRES, Factory, from
'07 Chevy Impala LTZ, 17"
rims, 225/55/R17 Goodyears.
$1500 neg. (863)697-0328
RIMS, chrome, 18", brand
new, 18x7.5", 5 lug, $500.
Cash Only. (863)697-3865
TAILGATE, Off'a '0,1 Dodge
truck. $100 or best offer..
(863)634-7318
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 neg.
(863)763-6369 before 9 pm
TIRES (4), LT285/75/R16,
60% good, Bugshot Maxis'
Mudders. $150
(863)763-0852
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
WHEELS & TIRES, Dodge
Ram, 2006, 265/70/17,
$450. Call 863-697-0424,


CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Fits,
,5x6Ft. Short Bed. Good con-
dition. $150. (863)675-2852
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, With
hydraulic lift dump bed.
$1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706


CHEVY '83, 1/2Ton, 350 auto.,
2wd, needs work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)763-0852
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd,'a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
(863)697-9806
'CHEVY P/U '81, Lots of new
parts, new tires, needs paint
job. $2000 or best offer.
(863)357-3773
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 BRONCO II '88- Good
body, Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $200.
(863)467-4994
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $800.
Neg. (863)467-8464
FORD F150 '92- 4x4, needs a
motor, body in excellent
cond., $1000 or best offer
(863)634-5289
FORD F150 '94 XLT- P/W,
P/S, new tires, runs well,
good body, $2950 neg
(863)675-1168
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission. $2000.
(863)612-1606
MAZDA- '87, Has front end
damage, but a good running
truck. $300. (863)634-7706
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 ml.s, like new cond.,
$20,000. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee -
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TRAILER HITCH: Draw Tight,
$35. (863)467-6148
UTILITY TRAILER- 12x20, air
,cond, carpet, asking $8000
(863)763-9527
UTILITY TRAILER-,5x11 dove-
tail, all metal construction,
new lights, new wires $400
(863)467-6475


CHEVY 15 PASSENGER VAN
'93- cold air, $249'0
(863)673-0782
CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-1606
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1500.
(863)885-1026
FORD MINI BUS.'89- diesel,
16 passenger, $2490
(863)673-0782


.I Pb ic Notice


Negotiations
The Okeechobee County School Board will meet in Executive Session on Friday, De-
cember 8, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. In the office of the Superintendent, 700 S.W. 2ind
Avenue. Okeechiobee. The meeting Is between the Board, their attorney and ne-
gotiator in preparation for negotiations with the teacher employee bargaining unit
regarding the Special Teachem Are Rewarded (STAR) Program.
At 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2006, the School Board will enter negotiations
with the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604, and will continue as
needed the following day. The negotiating sessions are open to the public and will
be held in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at700 S.W.
-2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
178313 ON 12/1/2006


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
Sson Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
Is Flodda Statutes 713.78, to the high-
eat bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on December
12,2006.
2003 Ford Stallon Wagon (Grn)
Vin#2FMOA53423B05452
VIn#4C3AU52NXV02157238
1994 Chevrolet -10O Pick-Up (Whl)
Vln#.1GTCS1947S8504861
SALE DATE: 12/5/05
2000 Chryslr 4-Door (Red)
Vln#2C3HE6662YH243171
SSALE DATE: 12/7/06
1979 Oldemanblle-2-Door (BIlu)
Vln#3M47HgM543506
SALE DATE: 112/06
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will selIat public Auction,
t free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to FlRodrida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on November
13,2006.
2000 Toyota 3-Door (Sll
Vin#JTDOR32T6YO057735
1990 Chevorlet4-Door (Sll
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1993 Ford Station Wagon (Be)
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177682 ON 1.1/24-12/3/06
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LAWN MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
KING'S BAY HOMEOWNERS'ASSOC.
Service Period: One (1) year, renewable
upon mutual agreement.
Bids Accepted Through: December 29,
2006
Instructions: Bids may be mailed to
King's. Bay Homeowners Assoc., 4466
SE 50th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974
or they may be hand delivered to drop
box located on King's Bay office door.
Service Requirements: This contract will
be for full service lawn and tree main-
tenance of designated areas within
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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 Fpo
Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The camps will be opei
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are battles throughout th
.day with the main battle at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the camps will be opei
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 th
Saint Lucie. County Sheriff's Explorer Post 400. The event is hosted b
8th Florida Company C, 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Fo
information and admission fees call Anita Errico-Smith at (772) 465
7608, or civilwargal@cs.com; and Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, o
Greyriderl 863@aol.com.

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

Church holding special services
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will hold a "Hanging of th
Green" service on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The music is "Christma
is Jesus" and will feature 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 cele
brate the holidays with the Tree of Life ceremony at the America]
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., on Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. There will b
Christmas carols, candle lighting and words of comfort from local min
sisters. 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 thei
annual barbecue cook-off. The meeting will be held in their office a
111 N.E. Second St. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams a
(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. unt
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meel
ing and is open to the public. For information call Keith Stripling a
(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. Fo
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

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

Legion will host Santa Claus
Santa Claus is coming to the American Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Second
St., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Children up to 12 years of age ar
welcomed for refreshments, goodies and to talk to Santa. For inform
tion, call Bea at (863) 763-4953.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalitior
will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.VW
28th St. in the New Endeavor School Building. This meeting is open tt
the public. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin a
(863) 462-5877.

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

Aging agency board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc
board of directors rrieeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. a
the West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Pain
Beach. Contracts requiring the expenditure of funds are a regular
agenda item of this meeting. For information, call Vivian Pfau at (561
684-5885.

Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee Mail
Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest. Thi
deadline for the contest will be Dec. 8, and the judging will take place
on Dec. 9 following the Christmas Parade. A plaque will be awarded tc
the winner. For information, contact Okeechobee Main Street execu
tive director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Community gospel sing planned
There will be a community gospel sing at the Believers Fellowshil
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. All singer
and musicians are welcome to participate. For information, call Elm.
Hampton at (863) 357-0455.


Annual Christmas parade is planned
t, The..annual Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
At Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
n Entry applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office at
e 55 S. Parrott. Ave. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
n '
; Chamber hosting Christmas festival
y The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festi-
)r val will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, in Flagler Park. There will be arts and
5- crafts booths, food and music. Applications are available at the Cham-
)r ber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863)
763-6464.

Motorcycle ride aids ministry
I- The Okeechobee Christian Cycle Club will be having a ride around
i. the lake on Saturday, Dec. 9, to benefit the Lighthouse Refuge of Okee-
y chobee a ministry which helps homeless and abused women. Par-
ticipants will meet at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., at 7:30
a.m. for breakfast and leave by 8:30 a.m. The first 25 riders to donate
$20 each will get a free lunch at Skip's Barbecue immediately follow-
ing the ride. For information contact Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6527, or
e Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247.
s
g Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat forHumanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sat-
urday, Dec. 16,' for framing and installing roof trusses on the house
being built for the family at 2791 N.W.,35th Drive in Basswobd. Bring
- your tools and be at the building site by 8 a.m. both or either day. For
n -information, call (863) 357-1371 and leave a message.
e .
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
r be served.
it
Kiwanis plan radio auction
The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1
until 5 p.m. To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the time specified fro
that particular lot. Lots last 25 minutes each. The annual event helps
Y fund the renewable $1,000 Kiwanis scholarship awarded to an Okee-
il chobee High School senior,yearly. If your business would like to
t- donate an item to the auction, or for information, call Jim Vensel at
It (863) 697-1792.

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

Free identity theft seminar planned
y Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 (c)(3)
e not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar
e Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the importance
of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okee-
chobee community.
d I
e C of C membership meeting is planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general member-
ship meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker will be Mary Anne
Swinford, director of Big Lake Missions Outreach and their 12th annual
n toy drive for children in Okeechobee County. For information, call
. (863) 763-6464.

t Ministry meeting planned
Hand and Hand Ministries (formerly Cowboys for'Christ), located at
the Palmdale Community building at the corner of Fifth and Main, will
meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship. This will be
11 followed by gospel music and the word at 7 p.m. Our guest this month
V. will be Tina Wills of LaBelle, who will be joined by the Freedom Fel-
d lowship Ministries/Praise and Worship team. For information, call
l (863) 612-0640.

/ Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
. meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W.
it 16th St., for a Christmas tea. Following that will be a discussion of
n "Pope Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and discuss
r 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
n 11295 S.E. Gomez Ave. in Hobe Sound on Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30
e p.m. For information, call (772) 546-5696.
e
0 Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend before
' Christmas Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be able to match pitch
s and read music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of
a fun. Winter residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms.
Perry at (863) 634-7714.


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

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.

Toys for Tots drive under way
The annual Toys fof Tots toy drive for underprivileged children in
Okeechobee County is currently under way and will end Wednesday,
Dec. 20. The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott
Ave., is a drop off point. For information, call the Chamber office at (863)
763-6464. *

Outreach holding toy drive
Bid 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 certifi-
cates, 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 Outreach and mail to P O. Box 1663, Okee-
chobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.

, Shriners selling Christmas tree
The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from the parking lot of
their building on U.S. 78 W until Dec. 23. They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir
and Douglas fir trees ranging in size from 4 to 11 feet. They will deliver the
tree if the customer has no way to get it home.

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.

Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will, be at the American
Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12,13 and 14, 2007. There will be high wire acts,
aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show and an aerial rocket stars
thrill show. Adult, senior and children s advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6
at the Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information,
call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

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 infor-
mation, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.

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

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

Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2
and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-MAIN.

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

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


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