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Vol. 97 No. 336 Saturday, December 2, 2006 504 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-
lsh r, in this spot so everyone
inthe community can drive by
and enjoy your festive decora-
tions.
Our offices are open Mon-
day Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m.
1040 S.E.21stSt
1060 S.E. 21st St.
1065 S.E. 21st St.
3268 N.W. 26th 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 indefi-
nitely by CSX Railroad.

Inside

Chocolate is
toxic forFido
COLLEGE STATION -,
You've heard;- the phrase
"death by chocolate?" Don't
snicker it could happen to
poochie and mean curtains
for your dog. ,
If your sweet-toothed
canine has helped himself to a
sweet treat, it could mean a
stomachache or worse, says
Dr. Melanie Landis, a veteri-
Snariran at the College ofVeteri-
Z nary Medicine & Biomedical:
S ci&ices ati Texa A&M lUni-
versity. .
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Jack, Zach are
linked decision
JACKSONVILLE (AP) -
Jack Del Rio wanted to play
one more season, and Miami
Dolphins coach Jimmy John-
son gave him the chance.
But an undersized rookie
linebacker, a fifth-round draft
pick from Texas Tech, unwit-
tingly sent Del Rio into retire-
ment.
Del Rio and Zach Thomas
have been linked since. They
will reunite again Sunday
when the Dolphins (5-6) host
the Jacksonville Jaguars (6-5).
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Drought Index
Current: 621
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.26 feet


School board loses counsel


Local board needs
new counsel to
handle ACLU suit
By Pete Gawda
It appears that the Okee-
chobee County School Board no
longer has legal counsel in the
lawsuit brought against the
school system by the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on
behalf of the, Gay-Straight


Alliance.
Several weeks ago, five stu-
dents approached Okeechobee
.High School Principal Toni
Wiersma and asked permission
to form a Gay-Straight Alliance.
That request was refused.
"I feel like this is--the right
stand," stated Dr. Patricia Coop-
er, superintendent of schools
"We feel this will be a major
detriment to our school environ-
ment." '
She said the school system
was willing to go tp court to


defend the action.
In a press release issued Nov.
15. the ACLU stated that they had
filed a lawsuit against the Okee-
chobee County School Board
because ot its action regarding
t7e Ga\ -Straight Alliance :
r At the last school board meet-
ing, attorney Tom Conley
announced that a contract for
legal ser' ices.had been signed
,ith Liberty Counsel.
, According to its website, Lib-
"ertv Counsel is a non-profit litiga-
tion, education and policy organ-


ization dedicated to advancing
religious freedom, the sanctity of
human life and the traditional-
family. From its establishment in,
1989 until 2004, the %\ebsile,
claims that Liberty Counsel has
had an 86 percent win ratio.
Since 2004, th'e\ claim to have:
won 92 percent of their cases.
"Liberty Counsel is no longer.
representing the school board,"
stated ACLU attorney Roberf
Rosenwald Friday afternoon in a
telephone interview.
The action was confirmed by'


Okeechobee School Board
member Joe Arnold. He said the
decision to drop the case was
made by Liberty Counsel. Mr.
Arnold stated that Libertvy Coun-
sel normal\ defends the right of
the Christian groups to meet on
school campuses In this parlicu-
lar case, the\ would be using the
same Federal Equal Access Act
and Mr Arnold said that if they
won, if might hinder their ability
to win future cases involving
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Coalition



backs canal



trail project


ByPete Gawda
A proposed tourist attrac-

tion in Glades County came
closer to realitN on Thur'sda.y,
Nov. 30, as the Mooie Hav\_n i
Canal Trail Project was. given
the green light.
Members of the n ine cou nit
Coalition for Responsible Man-
agement of Lake Okeechobee,
St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
Estuaries and Lake Worth
Lagoon- Voted. to support the
project at theie mii ee g ,r,
Okeechobee The project was
introduced by Glades County
Commissioner Russell Echols.
The coalition is made up of


county commissioners repre-
senting Okeechobee, St. Lucie,
Martin, Lee,_ Palm Beach,
Hendry, Glades, Highlands and
Osceola counties ,
"Where can I go to see the
lake?" is a question Cornrnis-
sioner Echols said tourists
often ask.
"There are not many places
if you don't have a boat," was
his answer.
H;e ewentpn to describe the
project, which he belihees will
ha'e a positive impact on the
economic and will boost
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By D. Hamilton
Special to the
Okeechobee News
. Denise Huggins, project
coordinator from the Children's
Miracle Network, held a capti-
vated audience at Thursday's
Kiwanis Club meeting as she
explained the program and
how it affects children many,
of whom are from Okeechobee.
She gave details to club
members about the services
provided by the network. She
stated that the network is made
up of an alliance of 170 premier
service not-for-profit children's
hospitals serving the needs of
children regardless of their abili-
ty to pay. She added that Florida
has seven of those network hos-
pitals, including Shands Chil-
dren's Hospital in Gainesville.
Mrs. Huggins told club mem-
bers that the network has raised
more. than $28 million since
1985 to help fund programs at
Shands.
The revenue coming from
fundraising. projects .provides
medical services and treat-


ments. It also provides diver-
sionary items for children in
hospital settings including play
areas, games, activities and
events. The Children's Miracle
Network also provides comfort
and support for parents of seri-
ously ill children.
Mrs. Huggins introduced as
her special guests Tim and
Tammy Higgins, and their
daughter Kristin, of Okee-
chobee. The Higgins family told
their own story about their
experiences with the Children's
Miracle Network in their fight to
provide care for their seriously
ill child.
In November of 2000 the
Higgins' were told that they had
just one hour to get their 4-year-
old daughter, Kristin, to St.
Mary's Medical Center in West
Palm Beach.
It was every parent's night-
mare.
They had taken Kristin to
their family doctor with what
they thought was a urinary tract
infection. They were told there
that it was much more serious
and that they had to act quickly.


Once at the hospital, Kristen
was diagnosed with juvenile
diabetes. The family stayed at
St. Mary's for five days learning
how to deal with what had hap-
pened to their daughter.
During Kristen's stay, she
was visited by representatives of
the Children's Miracle Network.
"They came in to entertain,
comfort and support us all,"
said Tammy Higgins. "The staff
from the Children's Miracle Net-
work made the hospital stay,
not-so-scary for Kristin. She still
talks about her stay to this day."
A year after her release from
St. Mary's, Kristin once again
experienced another life threat-
ening situation. She began hav-
ing seizures, the first of which
only lasted a few minutes.
Kristin's parents saw many local
physicians about their daugh-
ter's condition but with little
success.
Her seizures became more
frequent and the duration
became longer and more
intense. Desperate to find some
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Lake level
Last Year:
16.75 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ...... 13-15
Comics ...... ... 12
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 13
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ........... .7
TV .............. 14
Weather ............ 2
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Happy artist
Destiny Nunez happily painted the windows of Rauler-
son Hospital Friday morning in preparation for the holi-
day season. Twenty-nine members of the sixth grade
class at Osceola Middle School spent the morning paint-
ing holiday scenes on the courtyard windows to help
make the hospital more festive for its patients.


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coordinator, and, special gueAts Tim and Tammy Higgins an, daughter Kristin of Okee-
chobee were'introduced at Thursday's Kiwanis Club meeting by club member Jim
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answers, they took Kristin to
Shands Hospital in Gainesville. By
the time that doctors had begun
to look into the problem, Kristin
has suffered a major seizure that
lasted over 30 minutes in dura-
tion.
After many tests, Kristin was
diagnosed with a seizure disorder
and was treated with medication
and has now been free of the life-


Canal


Continued From Page 1
tourism.
The 7-mile long canal on the
western side of Lake Okee-
chobee is believed to have been
dug by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers around 1915 to trans-
port concrete for the construction
of the Moore Haven locks. Com-
mercial and recreational fisher-
men have since used the canal,
The project calls for widening
and deepening the canal. Materi-
al dredged from the canal would
be placed on the east bank of the
canal and graded to form a walk-
ing or biking trail. : ;
The project. would also
include wooden archways span-
ning the passes from the canal
into Moonshine Bay. These arch-
es would allow for the passage of


.threatening seizures for more
than a year.
Kristin, now a happy, busy 10
year old, told club members
about her stay at Shands and her
"visit to the top floor" at the chil-
dren's hospital.
"I got to see Gator field from
the top floor," she said.
Her mother explained that an
administrator from the hospital
invited them into his office when
he found that Kristin wanted to
see from the top.
Mrs. Huggins added stories
about other children who have


airboats underneath and airboat
passengers would be able to dis-
embark at the passes.
The plan also calls for an
observation tower at some point
along the trail, as well as bath-
rooms.
In addition, the plan provides
for transportation from the Alvin
Ward Sr. boat ramp in Moore
Haven to the trail.
Commissioner Echols com-
pared the, need for the project to
the situation that would arise in
coastal counties if the road to the
beach were torn up.
He and City of Moore Haven
Mayor Bret Whidden have been
working to build support for the
project.
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received care and treatment
through the Children's Miracle
Network, while Tammy and Tim
Higgins listened with tears in their
eyes.
She told club members that
more than 17 million children
have received care at Shands -
more than any other children's
organization. She added that over
100 children from Okeechobee
received care last year at Shands,
which provides medical services
and treatment for seriously ill and
injured children, infants and their
families.


Board

Continued From Page 1
Christian groups.
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Ken Kenworthy said he
could not "confirm or deny" the
status of Liberty Counsel. He said
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper, who is currently
out of town, has been talking
with Liberty Counsel and he was
not privy to those conversations.
Mr. Conley was out of his
office Friday afternoon.
A call-to Liberty Counsel was
not returned by newspaper dead-
line.
The Equal Access Act was
signed into law in August of 1984,
and covers clubs in public sec-
ondary schools.
The act was ruled constitu-
tional by the U.S. Supreme Court


Lastly, Mrs. Huggins
announced plans for a 'Sporting
Clay Fun Shoot' fundraising event
set to take place at Quail Creek
Plantation on Jan. 20, 2007. She
said that 100 percent of the pro-
ceeds from the event will be
donated to Shands Children's
Hospital and will be used to pro-
vide care to seriously ill children.
For more information on
attending the fundraising event as
a participant, contact Denise Hug-
gins, Children's Miracle Network,
at (877) 575-5437; or, register
online at www.shandskids.org.


in 1990. The case, "Board of Edu-
cation of Westside Community
Schools vs. Mergens," was typical
of many school conflicts over
clubs. The school involved
already had a chess, scuba-diving
and a service club. But, a group
of Christians were not allowed to
form an additional extracurricu-
lar group. Their club was to
involve Bible study, prayer and
fellowship.
The Supreme Court issued an
8-to-I decision in favor of the
club.
This ruling has triggered many
lower-court cases involving stu-
dents arid high school groups
who had had their freedom of
religious expression restricted by
public school districts.
Based on Mergen's ruling,
President Bill Clinton and the
Department of Education issued
guidelines on religious expres-
sion in public schools in 1995.


Community Events


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

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

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better. quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on 'the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-
dasac.org.


Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.mi For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.

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

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


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

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

Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two
emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go .to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask
for the name, address and phone number of two people you want to
have contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E,
Their phone number is (863) 462-5225.


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Osceola Middle School students continue 'benchmarking'


Congratulations to our OMS
Milers! Eighth grade milers are
Altis Crowell
and Alexis Peaden. Students
from the seventh grade, are
Gilberto Orozco and Jennifer
Cedillo. Sixth grade milers were
DaTron Smith and Arismel Carril-
lo.
The school wide reading
focus for this week was bench-
mark LA.A.2.3.2, Author's Pur-


pose. Please try to reinforce the
focus with your child as they read
at home. Listed below are a few
questions that you could use
when you thlk with your child
about their reading:
1. Why do you think the
author wrote this book or story?
2. What evidence supports
that reason?
3. What kind of message does
the author want the reader to get


from this book/story?
4. How has this story changed
your thinking?
5. How has this story support-
ed your thinking?
,6. How has the author's style
or language appealed to you?
In math, this week's bench-
mark was MA.B.1.3.1, which
focuses on the use of models to
derive formulas for finding
perimeter, area, surface area, cir-


cumference, and volume of two-
,and three-.: k
dimensional
shapes,
includ-
ing rec- |
tangular
solids and
.cylinders. You may be able to
help reinforce this focus by
pointing out two- and three-
dimensional shapes in the home


and using what the students have
learned about formulas to find
perimeter, volume, area, etc. for
real-world objects and uses. For
,example, if you are planning to,
erect a fence on your property,
have your child calculate how
much fencing would be required
to do the job. If you are looking
at purchasing a new vehicle,
have your child calculate the dif-
ference in cargo capacity


between two vehicles in ques-
tion. Then, have them report
their information in graph or
chart form.
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The OMS Students of the Week shared their holiday wishes at a luncheon and beware,
parents: the hot "most wanted" items appear to be the latest and most, expensive elec-
tronic devices on the market! Congratulations to our honored students (left to right, front
row) are Ben Vuleta, Cade Stokes, and Max Norman. Students (in the back row in no par-
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Chocolate is toxic for Fido


COLLEGE STATION You've
heard the phrase "death by choco-
late?" Don't snicker it could hap"
pen to poochie and mean curtains
for your dog.
If your sweet-toothed canine
has helped himself to a sweet
treat, it, could mean' a stom-
achache or worse, says Dr.
Melanie Landis, a veterinarian at
the College of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University.
Although chocolate may be
one of your favorite indulgences, it
shouldn't be one of Fido's.
"Chocolate contains a chemical
called theobromine which is toxic
to dogs," says Landis. "If ingested
in large quantities, theobromine
can stimulate the nervous system
and cause irregularities in heart
function."
When theobromine levels are
considered, not all chocolates are
created equal. Different types of
chocolate contain varying concen-
trations of theobromine. "Dark
and baking chocolates have the
highest concentrations and should
be strictly avoided," warns Landis.
"Even in small amounts, these
chocolates can be toxic."
With anycocoa concoction in
his system, your dog may display
hyperactive behavior much like


you do after losing count of how
many chocolate peanut butter
cups you've eaten. Unlike your
own episodes, your dog's hyperac-
tivity can elevate to tremors and
even seizures, especially if dark or
baking chocolate is your dog's
dessert of choice, says Landis.
When your dog finally comes
down from his chocolate high, he
may be feeling pretty low. "It is typ-
ical for chocolate to upset your
dog's gastrointestinal system,
causing nausea, vomiting and diar-
rhea," says Landis. "These signs
usually appear 2-4 hours after the
clog ingests chocolate."
If your dog shows any of these
signs or if you suspect he-has sam-
pled a bite-size candy bar or two (a
pile of partially chewed wrappers
is a good indicator), contact your
veterinarian.. "Your veterinarian
can recommend the best course of
action based'on the size of your
,dog and how much chocolate it
has eaten," says Landis.
In some cases, your veterinari-
an may be able to stop the effects
before they even start. "If the ani-
mal is treated within 1-2 hours of
ingestion, the veterinarian may
administer activated charcoal or
an emetic to slow absorption of
theobromine," she says. But, if
more than two hours have passed,


there are still plenty of other ways
to care for your pet.
Most mild cases can be treated
with what is called supportive
care. "Be sure the dog is hydrated
and keep its electrolytes bal-
anced," suggests Landis. "Within
24-48 hours, it should be feeling
better." Lardis'also recommends
feeding your dog a bland diet for a
few days to avoid further upsetting
its stomach.
For more severe cases where
the animal is vomiting excessively,
your veterinarian may administer
an anti-emetic medication. "If your
.dog has lost.a lot of water through
vomiting arid diarrhea, it may need
to'be hospitalized and given IV
fluid to correct its electrolyte bal-
ance," Landis advises.
Although Landis says death by
*toxicosis is rare, it is a possibility.
Luckily, it is also easy to prevent.
Simply keep your caridy bowl out
of your dog's reach and be careful
when making desserts with baking
chocolate, says Landis. If any
should fall on the floor, clean it up
before your dog has a chance to.
. Pet Talk is a service of the Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine, Texas
A&M University. Stories can be
viewed on the World Wide Web at
.edu/pettalk/>.


Obituaries


Elbert William Cox, Jr.
Elbert.William Cox, Jr., age 66
of Stuart died Nov. 29, 2006, at Mar-
tin Memorial Health Systems in
Stuart. Mr. Cox was born July 26,
1940, in Pahokee to Elbert William
Cox, Sr. and Eula Cox. He was a
carpenter having moved to Stuart
from Pompano Beach.
Mr. Cox is survived by his father,
Elbert William Cox, Sr. of Stuart;
and two sisters, Jewel Cox Kidd of
Cape Coral and Betty Cox Kohn of
Coconut Creek.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.
until noon on Monday, Dec. 4,.
2006, at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will follow at
noon on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel with
interment'to follow at Port Mayaca
Cemetery. Pastor James Brewer
from Good Shepherd Church of
God in Pahokee will officiate.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Remy-Lou Durrance
Remy-Lou Durrance, infant
daughter of Reed and Shannon
Durrance passed away at birth on
Nov. 29, 2006, at Martin Memorial
Hospital.
Remy-Lou is survived by her
parents, Reed and Shannon Dur-
rance; 'sister, Raybon; brother,
Rooster; maternal grandparents,
Poe and Diane Stoker and Lanny
and Carole Stokes; paternal grand-
parents, Roland and Lynda Dur-
rance; great grandparents, Clyde
and Juanita Durrance and Beverly
cousins and friends,
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time,
Friends mav sion the quest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.


All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechob~e
Funeral Home and Crematory. 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Infant Haley
Marie Windham
Infant Haley Marie Windham
died Oct. 7, 2006, at Peace River
Regional Medical Center in Port
Charlotte.
She is survived by her mother,
Amanda Sharp; father, Steve
Windham; sister, Brianna Wind-
ham, all of Okeechobee; maternal
grandparents, Tina Sharp of Port
Charlotte and Joe Sharp of Okee-
chobee; paternal grandparents,
Stacy and Janice Tyson and
Pauline Windham all of Okee-
chobee. In addition, she is sur-
vived by numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces, nephews and
great-grandparents.

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CANALS: I would like to know why we in Treasure Island are being
charged waterfront/lake access property taxes. We have not been able
to get out of our canal in three years due to no water, sludge, debris
and plant growth. I would like to know if others on S.E. 29th Court or
other areas of Treasure Island have the same complaint. I also would
like to know if our canal is scheduled for the clean up? (Editor's Note:
According to the current contract, the project is going to start with all
the east-west canals north of S.E. 25th St. To find out when the canals
south of that are scheduled to be cleaned, we suggest you call the
office of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at
(863) 763-6441.)

OUR MISTAKE: After reading and re-reading the article about canal
clean up .in the Nov. 30 Okeechobee News, it states that a grant from
South Florida Water Management was for $950,000. It then states that
$100,000 is available for canal clean up. Then it states that a contract
for $501,000 is awarded to Devland. These figures do not add up. What
is-really happening, there? (Editor's:Note: We apologize, but there
were some figures omitted from the article. The current contract is
$950,000 from the South Florida Water Management District, plus
$60,000 from Okeechobee County. That means the total amount
available is $1,010,000 and not the $100,000 as was reported. We
apologize for our error.)

TIP: I'm calling in reference to the tips for the faithful mail carriers. I
hand my tip directly to the letter carrier so there's no chance of it get-
ting lost.

SOLUTION: This is about the clubs that all the kids in the high
school are fighting for, or what they want or don't want. I've got a solu-
tion for everyone's problem. Have all these teenagers that are old
enough to have sex get an after school job and rent time for their club
meetings at the community center. It's just sitting there not doing any-
thing and that way the community center makes money and the chil-
dren all have a place to go have their meetings. I don't see anything
wrong with that. And it should be all the clubs, not just one or two and
not just this particular club. If they want to have a club then let them
get jobs and pay rent. I agree not to have any kind of club in the school,
and I think that may solve everyone's problem.

GOLFERS: I was just looking through the Okeechobee News at the
golfers being awarded for the Skip Bryant tournament. I was wonder-
ing where the first place golfers were. Do you have to lose to make the
paper? (Editor's Note: The team that won the tournament was from
the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and was on page one of the
Nov. 24 issue of the Okeechobee News, along with a story about the
tournament and the Skip Bryant Memorial Fund.) f

INSURANCE: In the Dec. 1 paper, I see deadline for Part D near. The
last time they did that about a year ago they encouraged everybody to
go sign up. So, I signed up right quick and I wound up with no insur-
ance at all. I had been on Medicare but when I go to the doctor now
Medicare won't pay it and Humana won't pay it. You'll wind up with
no insurance at all.


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Community Events

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

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

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




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Upcoming Events

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 (863) 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. Fof information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call, (863)
634-4780.
.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 pub-
lic. 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.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact 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
information, 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 mem-
ber 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 infor-
mation, 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 heldfrom 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 wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community. -For
information, call Margaret 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 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191. .
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.

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret'at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
SMartha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
.who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.


Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For infor-
mation, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-
nity for caregivers to give ond another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive
Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.


Community Events

Church moves to new location
Haven of Rest Church has moved to Cedar Plaza on S.W Third
Terrace. Bible study will be held on Thursdays, starting at 7 p.m.
Sunday services begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m., which will
be followed by morning worship services at 11 a.m. and evening
services at 6 p.m. For information call Rachel Velie at (863) 357-
3053, or Tammy Gibson at (863) 634-5757.

Grace Christian hosting dinner
Grace Christian School, 701 S. Parrott Ave., will host a spaghetti
dinner on 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.

Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The final night for the Holiday Tour of Homes will be Saturday,
Dec. 2, from 6 until 9:00 p.m. 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. Bus tour tickets are $25 and available in the Hospital Public
Relations office only. All proceeds go to The United Way of Okee-.
chobee. For information, call Bill Casjan 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 land-
scape 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 Veteri-
nary 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,
Dec. 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I arid
6 p.m. on 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Spencer
Lieb, senior epidemiologist with the Florida Departrfent of
Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS. The topic of the show will be.The
Florida Department of Health 2006 report entitled "Silence is
Death; The Crisis of HIV/AIDS in Florida's Black Communities."
For information, contact your local health department or view on
line at Florida Department of Health-Health Statistics-HIV/AIDS.

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 mernuwill
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-mnile bike ride around
the lake on Dec. 2 and is asking businesses, churches and individ-,
uals to sponsor each participating, bike. All bikes are welcome..
The money raised will benefit Big Lake Missions Outreach, a non-
profit mission. Riders will meet at the Brahman Theatre parking
lot, 1500 S. Parrott Ave., at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene Rod-
denberry at (863) 610-1841 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
information, call (863) 357-6500.

Local club plans fashion show
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter #128 will host their 10th
annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W 53rd. Doors will open at 11
a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to be modeled
will be furnished by local shop owners. There will be & 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, MaryAnn Holt at (863) 634-8087.
Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual Civil War re-enact-
ment, will take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway
Rd. in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3.The
camps will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are
battles throughout the day with the main battle at 2 p.m. On Sun-
day, the camps will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the bat-
tle at 1 p.m. Fees are adults, $3; Children, $1; under age 6, free.
Parking is $1. All proceeds benefit the Saint Lucie County Sheriff's
Explorer Post 400. The event is hosted by 8th Florida Company C,
75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. For information and
admission fees call Anita Errico-Smith at (772) 465-7608, or civil-
wargal@cs.com; and Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or Greyrid-
erl863@aol.com.
VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
annual Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Biscuits and gravy will be served. For information and
fees, call Shirley Jarrell at (863) 467-9450.
Church holding special services


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

Tree of Life ceremony planned
Treasure Coast Hospice will remember loved ones as they cel-
ebrate the holidays with the Tree of Life ceremony at the Ameri-
can Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., on Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
There will be Christmas carols, candle lighting and words of com-
fort from local ministers. For information call (772) 403-4500.

Meeting on Main Street cook-off slated
Main Street will meet Monday, Dec. 4, at 5:15 p.m. to discuss
their annual barbecue cook-off. The meeting will be held in their
office at 111 N.E. Second St. For information, contact Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.








The Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 2, 2006 0


Reflections from the Pulpit


Ever wondered what makes God break out in laughter?


By Reverend Frank Adams
Pastor, Abundant Blessings
Assembly of God
The Psalmist declared in the
one hundred & twenty sixth
psalm "When the Lord turned
again the captivity of Zion, we
were like them that. dream. Then
was our mouth filled with laugh-
ter and our tongue with singing."
I am aware that these are days
of perplexity and trial, but when
was the last time that you threw
back your head and had a good
belly laugh? I suggest to you that
our nation and the world could
use a good laugh. No one knows
the times' and the seasons like
God and He revels Himself as set-
ting in the heavens and laughing.
Ever wonder what makes God


break out in laughter? Listen to
the explanation:
"Why do the heathen rage
and the people imagine a vain
thing? The Kings of
the earth set themselves, and
"the rulers take counsel together
against the Lord, and against His
anointed saying, let us break their
(God's) bands asunder, and cast
away their (Gods) cords from us.
He that sitteth in the Heaven shall
laugh; the Lord shall have them'
in derision (mock them) Paren-
theses added. Psalm 2:1-4
These are at least three rea-
sons for laughter to be part of our
lives. First, laughter is theological-
ly sound. Christian confidence
and joy which is the cause for
laughter, is based on the person
of Christ and His redeeming work


on Calvary "when the Lord
turned our captivity" then was
our mouth filled with laughter.
The gospel is portrayed as "tid-
ings of great joy". Laughter is also
experienced by those who enjoy
the presence of God in their daily
lives. "... in thy presence is full-
ness of joy." (Psalm 16:11)
Nehemiah affirmed "the joy of
the Lord is our strength".
(Nehemiah 8:10) Too often the
Christian life is portrayed as seri-
ous and somber. Let's keep our
heads, but loosen up and enjoy a
little laughter. "Blessed is the peo-
ple who know the joyful sound;
they 'shall walk, oh Lord, in the
light of. your countenance".
(Psalm 89:5) Walk in the light and
laugh a little.
The second reason for laugh-


ter is that laughter is diagnostical-,
ly accurate. One author noted,
"the absence of laughter may be,
a danger sign of the absence of
God and the presence of laughter
may be a easy sign of the pres-
ence of God in ones life."
Laughter indicates a healthy
view of ones self. We should not
take ourselves too seriously.
Loosen up, laugh at yourself and
laugh with others. Laughter is
good for what ails you. "A merry
heart does one good like a medi-
cine; but a broken spirit dries up


the bones.'" (Proverbs 17:22)
You may be going through a
very difficult period at this season
and feel that life is no laughing
matter. If this is you; the Lord has
a word of promise for you in Luke
6:21 "...blessed are you that weep
now; for you shall laugh". Jesus
portrayed the effects of His min-
istry as healing the broken heart-
ed and giving beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning. (Isa-
iah 61: 1-3)
The third and final reason for
laughter is that laughter is thera-


peutically healthy. Laughter actu-
ally helps free the body of the
constricting effects of negative
emotions that impair the bodies
self healing systems. Dr Norman
Cousins reported being pain free
for hours following a few minutes.
of hearty laughter. There is heal-
ing in laughter, emotionally and
physically.
In this season of celebration,
let all of our concerns for life be
tempered with some heart felt
healing, laughter. Enjoy the sea-
son and rejoice in the Lord.


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Community Events


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 are
welcomed for refreshments, goodies and to talk to Santa. For informa-
tion, call Bea at (863) 763-4953.
Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. in the New Endeavor School Building. This meeting is open to
the public. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at
(863) 462-5877.
Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory Board will
meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board
members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-.1977, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Aging agency board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
board of directors meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. at
the West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm
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 Main
Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest. The
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 to
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 Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. All singers
and musicians are welcome to participate. For information, call Elma
Hampton at (863) 357-0455.
Church hosts cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host
a holiday cookie sale Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. until noon. In addi-
tion to homemade cookies, breads and candies the Church Cookbook
will also be on sale. All proceeds from the sale will be used toward
rebuilding the church facilities. For information, call Anne Brough at
(863) 763-4228.
Annual Christmas parade is planned
The annual Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Lighted
Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Entry applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office at
55 S. Parrott. Ave. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
Chamber hosting Christmas festival
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festi-
val will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, in Flagler Park. There will be arts and
crafts booths, food and music. Applications are available at the Cham-
ber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863)
763-6464.
Motorcycle ride aids ministry
The Okeechobee Christian Cycle Club will be having a ride around
the lake on Saturday, Dec. 9, to benefit the Lighthouse Refuge of Okee-
chobee a ministry which helps homeless andabusedwomen. Par-
ticipants will meet at the Clock Restaurant, 11 1.i J Parr-LtA-:e at 7:30
a.m. for. breakfast and leave by 8:30 a.m. The first 2.5 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
Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247.


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Enchanted
Fifteen-month-old Vincent Cantalini, enchanted by the,
moving lighted reindeer, waited patiently to see Santa
with his uncle Kenny Ray while at the Tree Lighting Cer-
emony on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the City Hall Park.

Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Sqturday, 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 Basswood. Bring
your tools and be at the building site by 8 a.m. both or either day. For
information, call (863) 357-1371 and leave a message.
BHRFD hosting kids' Christmas party
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a Christmas party
with Santa for all Buckhead Ridge children on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the
Fire Department on S.R. 78 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Refreshments will
be served.
Kiwanis plan radio auction
The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1I until
5 p.m. To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the time specified for that
particular lot. Lots last 25 minutes eich. The annual event helps fund
the renewable $1,000 Kiwanis scholarship awarded to an Okeechobee
High School senior yearly. If your business would like to donate an item
to the auction, or for information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 697-1792.


Special Holiday Events


City Hall Park Santa: Santa will
be in City Hall Park on Dec. 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:
Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 8:30
p.m. For information, call Bill
Casian at (863).824-2702. '
Tree ,of Life Ceremony:, MonIo
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 cere-
mony will begin at 7 p.m. There


will be Christmas carols, candle
lighting and words of comfort
from local ministers. For informa-.
tion call (772) 403-4500.
Main Street Caribbean Christ-
mas: Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, 610 S.W Second Ave. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street
office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.
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 Flagler
Parks 2 and 3.
Kiwanis Santa in Park #4:
Dec. 9 'following the lighted
Christmas parade, then again on
Dec. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20,21, 22 and
23 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Christmas Cantata: Dec. 15, 16
and 17 at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. For information, call
Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Christmas boat parade slated


Okeechobee Yatchette Club:
lighted Christmas Boat Parade on-
Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade will
form at 5:30 p.m. behind the
Burger King on S.R. 70, then pro-
ceed down Taylor Creek to the
lock, then left to the VFW or
Butch's Backyard Lounge. For
information, contact Bob Schultz,
at (863) 697-9571 or 1863i 4-67-
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Santa on the fire truck: Dec. 20
in the N.W. and N.E. sections of
the city; Dec. 21 in the S.E. sec-
tion of the city; Dec. 22 in the S.W
section of the city.


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Church offers special program
Haven of Rest Church, now located in the Cedar Plaza on S.W. Third
Terrace, will present a program entitled "A Second Chance" on Sunday,,
Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For infor-
mation call Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053, or Tammy Gibson at (863)
467-4606 or (863) 634-5757..

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

Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 (c)(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar
Tuesday, Dec.' 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the importance
of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okeechobee
community.

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
toy drive for children in Okeechobee County. For information, call 8i6.3.
763-6464.

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

Book discussion group tomeet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W.
16th St., for a Christmas tea. Following that will be a discussion of "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and discuss books is
welcome. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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







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Bonus Bills
Students at Yearling Middle School did the limbo as part of Bonus Bill Activity Day held at
the school. Students earn Bonus Bills for doing good things at school. These bills are used
to purchase different school items. However, on Bonus Bill Activity Day, they were used to
participate in such activities as dancing, board games, basketball and flag football.


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Special activity day
Students at Yearling Middle School enjoy a game of dodge ball as part of Bonus Bill
Activity Day. This is in part of the bonus bills that students can earn for doing good
things at school. However, on Bonus Bill Activity Day students used Bonus Bills to par-
ticipate in such activities as dodge ball, flag football, basketball, board games, Jeopardy
and dancing.


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Sports Briefs

Volleyball
tryouts slated
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.plans
monthly meeting
O.C.R.A. will conduct its
monthly meeting on Wednesday,
Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex, 580
N.W. 27th Lane.
Annual nominations for new
directors will take place at that
time.
OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
Okeechobee High School office
or at Quality T's as soon as possi-
ble.
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information, contact coach
Mark Ward.at (863) 634-1722.
Adult baseball
playerS needed
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball
team.
If interested, contact George at
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Lady Brahmans
soccer
(JV time is listed first, followed
by varsity time)
2006
Dec. 4: vs. Dreyfoos 5 p.m.
(varsity only)
Dec. 7: vs. Fort Pierce West-
wood- 5 p.m. (varsity only)
Dec. 15: vs. Treasure Coast 5/7
p.m.
Dec. 16: at Ft. Pierce Westwood
-9/11a.m.
Dec. 18: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m.
2007
Jan. 4: vs. John Carroll 4/6
p.m.
Jan. 8: at Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m. ,
Jan. 9: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence-TBA
Brahmans wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
teams)
2006
Dec. 2: Sebastian River Tourna-
ment at SBHS 10 a.m.
Dec. 2; Ft. Pierce Central Tour-
nament (JV) at FPCHS 10 a.m.
Dec. 2: Girls' Tournament TBA


Dec. 6: Sebastian River Dual at
SBHS 7 p.m.
Dec. 9: Big Lake Classic at OHS
-10 a.m.
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake
Tournament at OHS 10 a.m.
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake Girls
Tournament at 10 a.m.
2007
Jan. 3: St. Lucie Centennial
Dual at SCHS 7p.m.
Jan. 6: Hendry County Tourna-
ment at HCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 6: Vero Beach Girls' Tour-
nament at Vero Beach 10 a.m.
Jan. 10: Ft. Pierce Central Tour-
nament (JV) at OHS 7 p.m.
Jan. 13: Martin County Dual
Tournament at MCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 13: Harmony Girls' Tour-
nament at Kissimmee 10 a.m.
Jan. 20: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence at OHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 25: Vero Beach Dual at
VBHS-7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Polk County Tourna-
ment at PCHS in Lakeland 10
a.m.
Jan. 27: Girls State Tournament
at Kissimmee 10 a.m.
** Jan. 31: Treasure Coast Dual
at OHS -7 p.m.
Feb. 3: District Tournament at


South Fork- 10 a.m.
Feb. 9-10: Regional Tourna-
ment-Palm Bay- noon
Feb. 14-18: State Tournament-
Lakeland noon
**Parent and Senior Night
Lady Brahmans
basketball
(JV times are first followed by
varsity times)
2006
Dec. 7: at Suncoast 5:30/7
p.m.
Dec. 12: at Jensen Beach -
5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 14: vs. Inlet Grove varsity
only, 6 p.m.
Dec. 15: at Sebastian River -
5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 20: at Clewiston 6/7:30
p.m.
Dec. 28: Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament TBA
Dec. 29: at Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament TBA
Dec. 30: at Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament TBA
2007
Jan. 3: John Carroll 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 5: vs. Forest Hill 5:30/7
p.m.


Jan. 8: vs. Fort Pierce West-
wood 5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 12: at Inlet Grove-JFK Mid-
dle School- 6 p.m.
Jan. 16: vs. Clewiston 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 18: at Glades Central -
5:30/7 p.m.
. Jan. 22: at Lake Placid 5:30/7
p.m.
Jan. 23: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship TBA
Jan. 25: at @ Centennial -
5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 30: District tournament at
Forest Hill 4/5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 31: District tournament- at
Forest Hill -7p.m.
Feb. 3: Championship round of
Districts at Forest Hill 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
(Times are listed as -freshmen,
junior varsity and varsity)
2006
Dec. 5: at Lincoln Park 5:30/7
p.m.
Dec. 7: at Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m.
' Dec. 9: at Suncoast -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: vs. Forest Hill 6/7:30
p.m.


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Don Reitfraz, 111c.'sTaylor Creek Real Estate


Donald A. Renfranz/ Broker
S So3-634-4596
t ta\.lorre@-strato.net


Geraldine F. Patent Vicki and Perry Green
Sales A.iocimte Sales Associate-s
863-763-1616 or 863-610-7006 863-467-6516 or 863-610-0962


Cumberland
realty group,, tIC


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FISHERMAN LOOK HERE 3 2 mo.:.b. home
.irh ruepla.:.e nd panmri m Buckht.ad Ridge
Hi-up" lot .uil, lake a.:cx rPn.at rarnp lotr our
z21.05 rni-:..: ,aT thai .:.m-. a lth the deal Also
a er, race clearurg itanorn Aking onl\ il.1 0Li.1
-,unwd iXt good tO tc trve' Come look and make
ar, tiler Call j-: ai 6c.3-oln-I6l39


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#92680 LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT 2-STORY WITH
"MOTHER-IN-LAW" APARTMENT! Located on water-
way just one block away from Buckhead "Rim Canal"!
Upstairs 2 bdrm / 2 bath main quarters, 1 bdrm / 1 bath
downstairs apt.! Great fisherman set-up!Motivated!
Asking $295,000 Make Offer!


f911f 4 WATERFRONT HOUSE ITTH EVER -
THING YOU NEED-AT A GREAT PRICE, TOO!
Concrete house w/frame addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms /
25+ baths plus laundry rm, sewing rm, big den/office,
screened patio w/ hottub, seawall w/dock, nice tile-
.workand recentup-grades! YOUHAVE TO SEE AT
JUST $199,900








#92465 AFFORDABLE INVESTMENT IN THE ISLES!
Doublewide 2/2 includes carport, screened patio over-
looking pond, workshop, paved drive, central air-more!
Very livable, could use a few repairs. Sewer assessment
already paid, new owner pays hook-up expense! ASKING
JUST $92,500 !


#92445 B-I-G HALF-ACRE WATERFRONT
Unique mature Florida-style 3 bedroom / One
and-a-half bath home with much recent interior:
remodeling! New kitchen with wood cabinets
New huge screened patio! Two wood-shingler
out-buildings, covered boatslip, plenty of dock
space! JUST $250,000!


#90968 LIKE-NEW 2004 HOUSE ON PEACE-
FUL POND SETTING! Full 3/2 block construc-
tion with 2 screened patios and a Florida Room
overlooking the water! Vaulted living room ceil-
ings, 2-car garage, metal roof, Nu-Air insulated.
windows, sec- urity system, Isles neighborhood!
$229,0001


#92381 FINALLY! A DELIGHTFUL ISLES
WATERFRONT DBL. WIDE ON ONE OF OUR
BEST STREETS-AT A REASONABLE PRICE!
Full 3 bdrm / 2 bath plus carport in lovingly
cared-for 1982 dbl, wide with seawalled lot on
wide canal! Workshop, citrus, sprinklers, Florida
room! JUST $179,900 I


192639 NEW BLOCK HOME IV/2-CAR
GARAGE UNDER $190,000-AND NOT IN
BASSWOODI Corner lot location in very desir-
able Kings Bay, water/sewer line's, community
pool & clubhouse! Never lived-in 2 bedroom!
Not "in-town", but just minutes from Town!
LOW $185,000! CALL!


#92580 LAKE-ACCESS IVAT ERFR NT


MOBILE EVEN HAS A "HOME" FOR YOUR
RVI 'Recently installed RV "Port" protects your
precious RV from the elements! Screened patio,
dock, utility building, 2 bdrms / 2 baths!
SHORT BOAT RIDE TO BUCKHEAD
MARINA FOR $129,000!


#92379 "MOM & POP" TRAILER PARK AT
THE RIM CANALI Includes 6 sites and 5 titled
trailers-there's a boat ramp there, too! Perfect
manageable size! On well and septic-tenants
pay for their electric! On 2 platted lots of record in
Okeechobee! ASKIN' $375,000 CASH!


A CHARMING NEl' HOME IN BRENTIVOOD
EST NTES 12 1." F l, r.ig icj)A quitl,, r .c-,lld
,r, ,:,Id.:,. reifthborh.Kod Ti-: 4Bd' .ailh CE,
hose W: rrtar,, upgrade: itroughc.ur In.:luding
b l ru i, Ilimied l:, plumbing itlture, cai bin ltop.:,
and Ilo:rirg Call i ,:come bs rcda) for a aoiplele
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v.:.u lhi [.ehti up .:l:ce Aiking 141'u9U 0')


Reduced!!! Fisherman Paradise in
Buckhead Ridge. 3/2 Mobile Home with
fireplace. Huge lot with and lake acce-.
nce cleaning station. Asking only
$150,00i 11:1. Bring all offers. Call Joe at
863-610-163q.


* High & Dri! Beaurihil 5 ate IraJ, cit h loth pines locatrid on 441 nor h in Lake Montaza Eobtes
with 330 hontage .n 1441 Th!s land has a lot :' pclt nbal ior development. Positioned m a quiet
remnte area that is pEtfei:t for Lh uld.'or.vy ity) thal hlk, litrng a qui bJiestyle Askidng $250)000.
To 'ei% this biting call Shelly it 863-04-5-4
* Looking for a iacanl lotl in Brenrmonod Estates? We ma have there nght place lor on. It is in a
beautiful secluded culde;ac lot Lrroaunded by plenrm of tall .aak tree. ideal for a person who loves
the outdoors It is the pedfe:t lcati'n to build a home or even rxise a family
* 170' 220' building l inm Country Meidc.ws Aking onl\ $6.060
SSeven large Mulh-Farmil lots in great lociat,n. Ea.t aide or to.rn. Juat of HWY 710 near
E 'ergl.adc- Blhd A.M king $1 iui0 lin rall Elbter at 8t63.o3'-74rt
* 18 95 Beauntful acres in the NE s,-tic.n. Call Toe tosee this acreaa. RAeenlIy reduced to ,26,375
"IlI you are interested i listing your property,
give us call. We are currently seeking new listings
Callus to discuss the sale of your property
Office:863-763-8851 I
Elbert Batton ~ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280
Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261 Joe Arnold: 863-610-1639 [
Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294
When Planning Your New Home

"Let Experience Work For You!"
Our eperienced staff is we[ll
trmined to walk you through
evenr pha.e ot building ,ou .. -
new home from plannirung to -
complehon.
\Tiether it be a star ter home or Lr
-our dream home at last. we'll 11 -
help turn sour ideas into rea.ht.


LOTS


* #91492- WATERFRONT LOT UNDER $100,000! #17 8th St. in Buckhead! $89,9001
* #91640: ISLES WATERFRONT LOT! #2322 SE 29th St.! $125,0001
* sf0W6: GREAT LOCATION ISLES WATERFRONT LOT! 2Lo24 SE 34th L;' '125,0001
* #91944-ANCIENT OAKS WATERFRONT Lake Accsess LOT #5259 SE 64th Ave! $85,0001
9. #92026:BIG "0"RV PARK! Lot #316! $45,0001
* #91757: OVER HALF-ACRE LOT SW SIDE! #2317 SW 24th Ave./Eagle Bay Dr.! $125,0001
* "VIKINGS" PRAIRIE 1.25 ACRE LOTS! Several at $35,000 each!
* #92681 WATERFRONT "CUL-DE-SAC'" LOTI See at #54 10th St in BHR! $110,000


PANSY SUE CAMPBELL

(863) 697-2570 "


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#91'5 OVER LOOKS THE STH GREEN! Modern f91939 WANT TO SAVE SO
20021 bdrm/1 bath Breckenridge park model rv with HARD-EARNED CASH FOR T
screened patio & carport addition in Blue Cypress Interesting corner lot 1/1 Park rh<
Golf & RV Resort at south end of County! Community extra parking space in Ancient C
heated pool, clubhouse, 9-hole "exec"-type course! ed community! Floor level a
GET-AWAY $59,9001 tastefully furnished! YOU GET '
$62,000 1
OK ACRES/i0 ACRE PARCELS!


Please call Don I


ifranz/Realtor


Financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment ($50,000), Sellers will hold a First Mortgage of bal-
ance payable In monthly payments of principal & Interest @ 8.001 APR based on 15yr. amortizatIon,
to come to term balloonn payment) at the end of 3rd year from date of note
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWNI Lit i f n-i OK ,-ae% on iniE A', .',.000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT! Lots #13 & #17 @ OK Acres direct-
ly fronting on paved NE 80th Ave. $250,000 EACH!
* 11.8+ ACRES AT NORTH END! Lot #1 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave.! $250,000!


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Brandon D. Tucker, PA, Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
LoriMixon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
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104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
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. a ike ai.ie-s. ju- lbrMgouPr'fi --rFg peoleand and would be Ferfe't f r a winner home or
r i.e ih--t. .h b.r-, I t etria c an. nicely c,.r someone ..-kr.g r,, r.own. Its- lical.1
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$'' 500 Call lodal
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HOME! Complr-e!,rc ,re-'mjiheld ,Ctdiflg .
Olt ,.,r u-i i$49.900 Cjl"allrfsn
6,3-69-2570


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titul lawn with sprinkler system on 1+ ready for you! Make otter. Call
acre. Owner anxious to sell .Call for an 863-697-2570
appointment. .



S9 Patricia Louise
Goolsby
Lic. R.E. Broker
patgoolsby@earthlink.net
S763-6068 634-5588
Fax: 763-6068 Office 763-5588 M S. Full Service Realtor
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INDUSTRIAL LOTS W/CLOSED ALLEY ZONED MILTI-FAMILY/RESIDENTAL
Cleared206+/-acres12Industriallotslusalley in 3/4 +/- Acre in City limits of Okeechobee,
CityofOkeechobeegreatlocationonNW6thSt& zoned Multi-Family or Residential. Across
6th Ave.Alltheconveniencesof town. CALL PAT from school on SW 6th & 3rd. CALL PAT
FOR DETAILS 863-634-5588 OR 863-763-6068.
MLS 92207 REDUCED TO $475,000X1! 863-763-6068 OR 863-634-5588


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R:P.--Jh ". C-:n-nururs i,.ih .:Ilut-h.LL-c
pool and a 3-2 2000 DW mobile home.
Furnishing stay if wanted!!! Great Funl!!!!
$152,000!!!!! #92362
2). Beautiful Country Setting 5/2.5
CBS custom built home on 698 acres.
2 story house with second story porch
off of upper level, hand crafted cabi-
netry, vaulted ceilings, open stair
case. Stocked pond, 2 horse stall barn,
large 24x60 work shop. Set up your
appointment to see this listing. Very
private setting off of the road. Only 7
minutes from town. $595,000. #92508


31. LOO%,ng lor I'*.ia and ic ll t h I I I.
It' 4 2 ;1VN.IH v. ith 41..14 addin.:.r and
12x20 enclosed laont poich. 10x10 back
deck, 1/2 acre fenced in lot, brand new
metal roof w/extra insulation, new
flooring, new bathtub and new panel-
ing. Plenty of tree's. MLS#92744
Asking $120,000
4). Lake Okeechobee access lot with seawall,
boat shed w/hoist and 50hp stroke 3 yrold
boat. This would make an awesome build-
ing lot. Huge grandfather oaks. MLS# 92726
Asking $125,000


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Licensed Real Estate Brokers:
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Associates: W.S. "Bill" Keene Sr. 634-6797 Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell 357-8769
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343 Ron Staley 697-6221
Keith Pearce 634-7007 Mark Goodbread 634-6999
104 N.W. 7th Ave., Okeechobee (863) 763-4010
Note: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawals without notice.
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NEAR TOWN.
3BR/2BA DWMH
w/Pine wood deck,
Redwood Gazebo,
Pond & plenty of
room for horses.
Ranch is fenced &
cross fenced.
$1.600,000 #001
Call Lori
863-634-1457


WATERFRONT IN TAYLOR CREEK
ISLES Very nice Mobile Home
w/Fireplace, Lg Master BR & BA. Lg
Screen Porch on back. 153 x 320 Lot
W/Fruit & Cypress Trees. $274,900
#218C Call Bill 863-634-6797


THE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
3BR/2BA CBS wlPergo flooring
throughout, vaulted ceilings & decora-
tive shelving. Monthly lawn service in
King's Bay & Pool Amenities. $179,000
#201C Call Sharon 863-634-6241


HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
w/4BR/2.5BA/2 STORY CALIFORNIA
CEDAR LOG HOME. NEW Appliances &
some Antique Furniture. 5 AC w/Stocked
Pond. Country Hills Estates $545,000 Call
Ron 863-697-6221


HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS w/FAMI-
LY RANCH CBS ON 10.08 AC.
3BR/2BA/2 Bay detached garage.
Mexican tile, fireplace, metal roof,
horse barn & fenced pastures w/auto
water. $525,000 #209E Call Jeri
863-634-6056


CBS. Large OPEN Kitchen, Living Rm
& Formal DR. Walk-in closets &
vaulted ceilings. Community
Clubhouse w/Pobl. $207,500 #216
Call Jeri 863-634-6056






WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
IN THIS 3BR/2BA SPACIOUS MH. Lg
Kitchen, Fireplace, above ground Pool,
Fenced back yard. $174,000 #202E Call
Sharon 863-634-6241.


APPROXIMATELY 50%'o FURNISHED A CHRISTMAS SONG FOR THIS OASIS VILLAGE LUXURY WITH- RonSy S IKeene
- .2BRJ2BA .DWMH wil CAR TWO STORY TOWNHOUSE. 1298 Sq OUT UPKEEP! Furnished 2BR/2BA
Detached Carport. Gorgeous .1 ACRE Ft .viarge BR'. & r,,ce LR 8 Drinng SWMH w12 attached carports & stor-
Lot! Lots of Tree Sto.ra.ge & Src.p area Fer,ced in patio with t.iur Ioni age buildings (14x15). Enju', Pool & y ShennJohnson
Bldg. $145,000 a;l.'5, C9ll Pr, Pn 63- ev,ew 125.000 #201E C-.ll hjron Clu.nouse $120000 211D Call J ern
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BRAND NEW OUT OF THE BOXI RESIDENTIAL LOT FOR A MOBILE
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lived in, fenced yard, split bedroom plan, master lake access. association includes
roomhasGardenTub,Skylights,Vaultedceiling, clubhouse, inground pool, shuffle
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3Bd/2Ba CBS home, split floor plan, family rm, 8009-A Ready for the Equestrian lover to come
fireplace, heated swimming pool, detached and relax in a quiet community. Located 20
32x30 garage, an attached 2 car garage, new minutes from Downtown Okeechobee. This
roof, appliances, water system, /C, alarm community offers gated entry, bridle paths,
system, oak trees, pond, plus much more. large fresh water lakes, nature walking trail,
(#91255) and so much more. MLS# 91969
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three times your gross annual income.
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Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
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0 Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by: calculating
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interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
0 The sum of these costs is referred to as fPITI.U Monthly homeowners association
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insurance are added to the PITI.
O Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
0 Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range. /






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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Deck the
Halls" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.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

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coop-
erative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeS-
oto and Okeechobee counties.
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.
Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a
service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identify
children up to 21 years of age
who may need special education
services. The primary focus is on
3, 4 and 5-year-old children not
yet in a school setting. Child Find
provides free screenings on
speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Kathy Wall
at (800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)
467-2321.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.
Volunteers wanted


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


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
InMomaorlam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personal@ 150
Special Notices 155
900 Niumbers 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
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 me old pitbull,
cream & white, family pet,
missed terribly, near Cltgo-
Treasure ISL (863)357-1915
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 863-467-0704
SHIH 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
HAMSTERS:2F, 1M Babies,
approx. 8 wks. old. Too
good home. (863)801-1302
HENS, (17),2 Roosters, beau-
tiful, (863)610-0862


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Sat., Dec. 2nd, 8am to 4pm
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7am-2pm, 907 NE 29th Terr.
Assortment of Like new
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Much More!
1)o0'l1 Miss
ThMsOne
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8am-? 214 SE 6th Avenue.
Tools, misc, Furniture, HH
Items and much much
morel!



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4074 Hwy. 441 SE
Sat., Dec. 2nd, 8am to 3pm
TREASURE ISLAND
Friday, Saturday & Sunddy,
December 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.
2902 S.E. 28th St., See signs.
Many Holiday Items, Lots of
Glassware & Household Items
...Many Great Gift IdeasI


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meet Attractive Gal or Couples
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business
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families, say
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accessories


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

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


Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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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 e-mail their
resume to rich.hetherton@lykes.com-or faxto (863)465-1672.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/Affirmative Action / Durg Free Workplace, M/F/DN.


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


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, MF/D/V .

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


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
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 mall
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
Newspaper carrier needed for
Delivery of Ft. Pierce Tribune
Newspapers in Okeechobee
area, $30H0+/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 Driver's 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.
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Call (772)429-1454
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classlfleds


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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certificate preferred; Bilingual English &
Spanish required. Background screening/
fingerprinting required. EEO/AA.
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never acceptany 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-
ing money ahead of,time,
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
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
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, shop
equip, electronics etc. Call
(561)676-0427

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




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


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


ELDERLY CARE:
Provided in a Loving Home
by experienced RN.
Only 1 opening remaining!
Call 863-801-9497


TRACTOR SERVICE'
Bushhog, Rototiller, Road
Leveler, Front End Loader,
Box Blade & Forks.
(863)763-4149
(561)-758-4337
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bic ycles 530
Books & MagAazne535
Building Materiale540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULinen Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equlpment 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
Sears 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.
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)357-4564
BICYCLE- Womens beach
bike, 7 speed, purple
w/white flowers, $50
(863)302-1126
LOW RIDER BICYCLE- Like
new condition. Burgundy &
chrome. $200.
(863)697-2032


COMMERCIAL SINK, 3 com-
partment, stainless steel.
$100 (863)357-6113

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
WATER PUMP- hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415



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


MENS MOTORCYCLE JACK-
ET, Black leather, with pon-
chos & fringe, size 44. $150
(863)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 oest offer.
(t863)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-
ditio.n $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
games, Fast, $175
(863)843-0158
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
ware, extra ink, $30
(863)467-7415


BED, King size, with mattress.
$150 (863)467-6375
BR SET- Antique, mahogany,
1900's, full size, 2- NS, hdbd,
ftbrd, chest, mirror $2200
(863)528-3269
BR SUITE- Queen bed,
dresser, nite-stand,-fuL--ir-'
rur very goid 'On $250
(772j460-9,33
BRASS BED, Full ;. Irom
60's. $600 (863)763-6507
BUNK BEDS Woodenwith
dresser, $200 (863)228-365.1
BUREAU, Large with mirror,
54"lx32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good condition. $125 or best
offer. (863)763-2458
CHAIRS (2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable, upholstered seats.
Great condition. $25 for both,
will sep. (863)763-1055
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
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/ long x
41/ 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 all.
(863)946-1189
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65" TV or
smaller, $500
(863)983-5364
FUTON MATTRESS- nice, ex-
tra 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-5pm


LOVESEAT W/MATCHING
CHAIR- excellent condition
$475 (863)673-4942
PEDESTAL TABLE.'Round,
Oak, Old, Good condltlnn.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
chobee area.


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AMAZON PARROT- Male,
Double Yellow Head, Cage
included. $650.
(863)467-1950
AQUARIUM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $751
863-675-2216
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle, 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
BEAGLE PUPPIES, 5 weeks
old, females, APR g,, $350
eiCh (603)634-773
b111U HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available
Shots & Wormed. $250.
863-763-3631/561-718-1212


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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
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-
gundy/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
19117A1 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)467j1958.
SHOTGUN- Springfield 2Oga,
.double barrel. $300.
(502)931-8101
TAURAS, 45 cal., semi-auto
pistol, new in box. $450
(863)467-2315.



BO FLEX SPORTS- Mint con-
dition: Pd. $1400. Will sell
for $500. You haul.
(863)801-1891 after 3pm

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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,
Sw/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, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate '& re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
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
Everything you need for your
own ceramic business. Kilm,
Good, w/too many molds to
count. $2100.863-467-6475
PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
crophones. $1500
(863)675-0604



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or









Okeechobee News, Saturday, December 2, 2006


COCKATIELS, (2), breeder
pair, with large cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer.
(863)697-3346
CONURES (4), Mated pair & 2
month old & older baby
w/large cage & small cage.
$500 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
DOG BOX for small truck, 2
gates, 2 sides, $300 or best
offer. (863)697-3346

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


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



(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, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841


BENCH SAW,' Craftsman, 10",
1hp 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,
(863) 467-5299



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


WANTED TO BUY: KITCHEN
RANGE, for RV Travel Trailer,
in good condition.
(863)467-2683
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CHRISTMAS TREE- white,
used once, 6.5 feet tall. Only
$25. 863-467-1325


Agriculture



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



APHA GELDING, 4 years old,
broke, great manners, $1800
or best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA PONY, 13 hands,
for experienced kids, games,
trails, not spooky. $700 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
AQUA 9 year old Palomino
Gelding, 15.3 Hands, $1875
or best offer. 863-824-0505
or 863-697-1984
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
dem axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, 15 hands, 13 yrs,
gentle disposition. To good
home. $1000 (863)467-4049
SADDLE- New, 20" Australian,
(Western 18") W/matching
breast plate. $300.
(863)983-8646
SORREL QH BROODMARE- 12
yr old, exc. bloodlines,
stocky, exp rider needed
$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
IJG;1OWER, 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

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Apartments 905
Busielness 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, lba,
Private dock. Furnished, incid.
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, lba, Pool,
Tennis & Shuffleboard. Util.
Incld., $1000. mo. + $1000.
Sec. Call Kelly (863)697-6428
KINGS BAY- 2br,lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking,
no pets, $750/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or
postmac@bellsouth.net
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
1.1th St.,New 2 Bdrm.,11/2 Ba
w/Appl.,$850/mo. + 1st &
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722


BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm,, 11/2 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
krlsdags@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
mb. Lawn service included.
Call (863)763-4414
DIli Ii ll Ail .1ti
CBS, 2
Bedroom, 2
Bathroom
Home w/1 Car
'Garage 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 ISLES: 2 BR, 1 BA,
dock & deck, Fla. Rm. $1,000
mo. 772-475-6194


SW OKEECHOBEE 2BR/2BA
907 SW 2nd Ave, W/ Incl.
$850/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. 6-12mo. Lease 634-0512
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or
(772)349-1006



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
r Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 S.F. 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
Shop here fprsti
The classified ads


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


Real state


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


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and Intertesg person No
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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 Lote 2005
Mobile Horne 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
Doublewide 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, TCI,
(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,
$50 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/2BAcustom 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@surflnthenet.net
Doublewide, '85,3BR/2BA,
Good condition, Includes
setup, a/c, skirting & steps.
Financing avail, on your land.
$29,900. (863)675-8888
Doublewide used homes
available, 3BR/2BA.
Financing available if you
own your lot with low
down payments. Call
(863)675-4848
HOMES OF MERIT
Regional Model Center
Specializing in Custom Orders
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
If you live in an old Mobile
Home, butown your land,.
purchase'a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory direct to your lot.
Easy financing available.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
We specialize in Homes
of Merit Special Orders.
Drive a little, save a lot.
Call 863-675-8888.
Many Models in stock.

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,
150 gp, 2 Poly Mare, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-4792
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289


BOAT: 05, 18 Ft Aluminum,
90 hp Yamaha w/Center Con-
sole. Factory warrantee. Like
newly $8,775.561-346-6476
BOSTON WHALER- 17ft, Mon-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
(863)763-8568
EXTENSION BAR for pulling
boat or trailer. Asking $100.
(863)357-6113
MOTOR- Evinrude '86, 10 hp.,
long shaft, good condition
$395 (863)610-1126
PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hp tohatsu
motor, tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firm!
863-946-1539
PONTOON 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 newly 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 ml. & 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 Georgia
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires a/c, 44hrs on generator,
$3860 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 enc:, all
extras. Like new, $10K neg
863-357-1784/86.3-634-2454
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)467-5299



CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
Slass, for boat or pontoon.
300. or best offer
(561)723-1690
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $1 0 (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
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-
bikes/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
Cnarle.ii863it97.3097
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
'II v


Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
For Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parte Repaira 4045
Prekup Trucks -4050
'Soort Uriliy .40SS

:_ ._,:-. .. ;.. 4070



BUICK CENTURY STATION
WAGON '95, very clean,
$2500.(863)946-0355
BUICK ESTATE WAGON- '90
only made 1 year, $1000, or
best offer (863)763-2890
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
project, runs, $1700
(863)634-6601
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'92, clean car, good trans-
portation, 100k mi., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport ;
CHRYSLER LEBARON 1989
Convertible, $1500.
863-824-6112/772-349-8637
CORVETTE '84, 85k original
miles, needs paint & interior,
runs good.$-,-H0.O n g-
(863)763-5156': :
DODGE COLT, 88. lo rn mne
age, very good aonal or,
$950 or best offer.
(863)697-3090
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mls. $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 mi., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny
(772)260-6580



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



CJ JEEP '83, Must see, good
condition. $5500.
(239)707-1848
FORD 3/4 TON 4WD 1978,
running gear all in tact.
$1500.863-675-2216.


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
SGrand 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 reg (8631697-0328
RIMS, chrome, 18"., rand
neiv 18,7 5" 5 luto, .500
Cash Only 18630167-3865
TAILGATE,. Off a '01 Dodge
truck. $100 or best offer.
(863)6347?.18
TIRES, 275.45., 206,'i E1ii
w J;2:I chrome ruT;. ,.ipn i. -
ners, exc. cond., $1500 neg.
(863)763-6369 before 9pm
TIRES (4)', LT285.'75/R1P
60% good, 3ughoui Ma-is
Mudders. 1.150
(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
SFr Os1proo
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, 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 ml., $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, newtires, runs well,
good body, $2950 neg
(863)675-1168
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission. $2000.
S(863)612-1606
MAZDA- '87, Has front end
damage. but a good running
tru,:k i.C00 (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 mis, like new cond.,
$20,000. 863-467-1829 or
631-5530 Ceiil l ep-chobee


TRAILER HITCH: Draw Tight,
$35. (863)467-6148
UTILITY TRAILER- 12x20, air
cond, carpet, asking $8000
(863)763-9527
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x1,1 dove-
tail, Ell rreiai onsiruction,
new lights, new wires $400
(863)467-6475


CHEVY 15 PASSENGER VAN
'93- cold air, $2490
(863)673-0782
CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994
$100) or beL .Oiler
(863)612-1606
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
aijir.I i', 'new hipes brakes
-. ,, I nq ry, 1 51. nil. $1500.
W; w!3.85-1026
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, $2490
(863)673-0782

Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
kiih.. Ii.:.(,!:' r" ri~.: l y Iii-. in i i '-iu
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in

Ci ,i F oi. FL 33438 on December
2003 Ford Station Wagon Grn)
Vin#2FMDA53423B105452
1997 Chrysler 2-Door (Si)
Vin#4C3AU52NXV2157238
1994 Chevrolet S-10 Pick-Up (Whi)
Vin#1 TCS1947S8504861
SALE DATE: 12/5/06
2000 Chrysler 4-Door (Red)'
Vin#2C3HE6662YH243171
SALE DATE: 12/7/06
1979 0ldsmobie 2-Door Blu)
Vin#3M47H9M543506
SALE DATE: 12/12/06
177716 ON 11/26-12/9/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florid Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on November
13,2006.
2000 Toola30-Doeor Sit
1990 Chevorlet 4-Door (sit
vln#2G1WN54T6L1101025
1993 Ford Stotion Wageon (ge)
Vind#1APP15J6PW289996
177682 ON 11/24-12/3/06


Community Events


Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata.
The rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend before
Christmas Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be able to match pitch
and read music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of
fun. Winter residents are always welcome.. For information, call Ms.
Perry at (863) 634-7714.

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 toy drive under way
The annual Toys for 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. Par-
rott Ave., is a drop off point. For information, call the Chamber office at
(863) 763-6464.

Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual Christ-
mas 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 trim-
mings for Christmas dinners. Businesses or families can adopt a family
by calling the mission. The gifts are given o the parents) to wrap and
place under the tree for Christmas morning. The outreach will accept
store gift certificates, checks made payable to the mission, or cash and
volunteers will purchase the items needed. Receipts are available.
Please make checks out to Big Lake Missions Outreach and mail to P
0. Box 1663, Okeechobee, Fl.; or, call (863) 763-5725.


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 present-
ed again on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-4127.

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, Fras-
er 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.

Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W, will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For
information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.

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


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

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.

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

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

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

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.


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