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Vol. 97 No. 338 Monday, Deceniber 4, 2006 50s tPlus tax


Briefs


The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated for
the holidays?
If so, call our offices at
(863) 763-3134 and give us
your address. We'll then pub-
lish it in this spot so everyone
in the community can drive by
and enjoy your festive decora-
tions.
Our offices are open Mon-
day Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m.
1040S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21st St.
1065 S.E. 21st St.
3268 N.W. 26th Ave:
603 N.W. 17th St.
605 N.W. 17th St.
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.
Tree of Life Ceremony:
Monday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at
the American Legion, 501 S.E.
Second St. New Ground will
begin singing at'6:30 p.m. and
the ceremony will begin at 7
p.m. There will be Christmas.
carols, candle lighting and
words of comfort from local
ministers. For information call
(772) 403-4500.
Main Street Caribbean
Christmas: Monday, Dec. 4, at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, 610 S.W.
Second Ave. Tickets are on
Ssate at the Main Street office,
111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-
Window Decorating Con-
test: Judging will be on Dec. 9.
For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street at
(8631 5 -.MAN.
Chamber of Commerce
lighted Christmas parade:
Dec. 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
There will also be a craft show
in Flagler Parks 2 and 3.
Kiwanis Santa in Park #4:
Dec. 9 following the lighted
Christmas parade, then again
on Dec. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22 and 23 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Christmas Cantata: Dec.
15, 16 and 17 at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St. For informa-
tion, call Sandy Perry at (863)
634-7714.

Drought Index
Current: 630
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.25 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
16.64 feet


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

Index
Classifieds . . .... .7-9
Comics ............6
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .7
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 5
TV ................ 8
Weather ............ 2

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Coalition discusses dike


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The earthen dike surrounding
Lake Okeechobee and aquatic
weed control were two of the
major subjects handled by a
coalition representing the nine-
county area at their meeting in
Okeechobee last week.,
State Representative Richard
Machek (D-78) also attended the
Thursday, Nov. 30, meeting of the
Nine County Coalition for.
Responsible Management of


concerns loud and cleari"
He said it is public input that
"I don't care what it is called as long as it pro- makes the government svstern
vides protection," work.
S"A lot of it all boils down to
Pahlm Beach County Commissioner warren Newel money the representative said.
"'A clean lake calls for more
Lake Okeechobee St. Lucie and .commissioners representing mo Tapey lin ,,. ..
Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Kim Tapinfrm the US.
Lake Worth Lagoon. Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
The coalition also approved Glades, Highlands and Osceola describe to the coalition the reha-
two requests for funding for envi- counties. bilitation of the Herbert Hoover
ronmental projects. "I'm listening," Representa- Dike that is going on in between
The coalition is made up of tive Machek said. "I hear your Port Mayaca arid Belle Glade.


:This includes backlilling the
existing: tow ditch, building a
seepage berm, acquiring ne\v
right-of-way and building a cut-
off wall. Studies are going on to
determine the best method for
rehabilitation for the area
between Moore Haven and Belle
Glade.
Palm Beach County Commis-
sioner Warren Newell said there
was a lot of discussion going on
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Okeechobee News,'Chauna Agullar
At the Winter Jam event on Friday, Dec. 1 contestants had to eat nuclear hot wings in
the fastest time. (Left to right), eighth grader Chase Kauffman, fourth grader Matthew
Geary, Will Davis and tenth grader Jim Yates. Will Davis won the competition by eating
all the hot wings first.

Teens participate in Fear Factor


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Teenagers gathered on Fri-
day, Dec. 1 to take part in Splinter
Productions Winter Jam which
"took place in the parking lot of
Beef O'Brady's restaurant.
The event called for students
in ninth through 12th grade to
enter in a Fear Factor contest,
nuclear hot wings contest and
listento two Christian bands.
Five boys and five girls were
selected to participate in the Fear
Factor competition which
included eating live crickets, live
worms, sucking three raw eggs
through a straw and eating live
minnows.
Participants had to have
signed permission slips from
their parent/guardian to partici-
pate in the events,
The winner of the competi-
tion was to receive $150, both
the boy and girl winner or they
could challenge one another
and go head to head, winner
take all for $300.
The boy's competition was
won by ninth grader Brandon
Brown who went on to a head-
to-head competition against the
girl's winner 10th grader Glenda


Dickerhoffe, who challenged Their band consists of a hard
Brandon to be the ultimate win- alternative metal Christian rock.
ner. Eighth Hour Romance is a
The last round consisted of, Christian band comprised of stu-
contestants eating live minnows dents from Southeastern Christ-
won in record time by Glenda. ian College. Members reside out
Dickerhoffe which won her of Lakeland and range in ages
$300.. from 19 to 21. Three of the mem-
The nuclear hot wings com- bers are sophomores arid one is
petition was held.by picking six juniorr in college. They sing and
ticket holders who had put in for play an alternative style of Christ-
their chance to participate in the ian rock.
competition. Will Diaz won the The ,lead singer, is Sean
competition in which he had to Croteau, lead guitar Jay Aden,
eat ten wings in the fastest bass guitar Michael Santiago and
amount of time. drummer Luke Enfinger.
The rounds of competition. The event was well received
were held amidst performances by the local teenagers and went
from two Christian bands. off without incident. Teens gath-
Adoration is a completely ered together for a positive pur-
local band consisting of three pose to have. fun and fellowship
students that attend Okee- together.
chobee High School, one that The event was put on by
attends Okeechobee Freshman Splinter Productions who "pro-
Campus and one who graduat- mote kids having a good time
ed in 2004 ranging in age from and staying out of trouble," said
14 to 20. assistant manager Sam Vuleta.
Adoration consists of five The event was made possible
members with lead singer Zack through the joint efforts of Splin-
Garner, keyboardist Nick Vuleta, ter Productions, Greg Giles-
lead guitar Jonathon Lara, bass owner of Beef 0' Brady's, East
guitar Zack Garner and drum- Coast Printing, Reach 90.5 FM,
mer Ethan Tuberville. They have More to Life Ministries, Shoreline
only been together for approxi- Seawalls, W&W Lumber and
mately six months.. Charles Passwaters.


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as to the difference between a
levee and a dam. He said a levee is
designed to temporarily keep
back high water, while a dam is
permanent.
Ms. Taplin said the goal of the
COE was to rehabilitate the dike.
She said that converting to dam
standards would require a total'
reconstruct.
"We won't have a reconstruct-
ed dam for many years," she said.
She said -rehabilitation work
on the dike is continuing while
discussion is ongoing about
changing the status to a dam.
"We prefer itstay as a levee
and move on to get it fixed,"
SFWMD governing board mem-
ber Malcolm Wade said.
"I.don't care what it is called as
long as it provides protection,"
said Commissioner Newel.
Ken Langeland, from the Uni-
,\ersity of Florida, ga\e hAn
overview of aquatic weed con-
trols. He said there were several
state and federal agencies
involved in aquatic weed control.
There is a Lake Okeechobee
Interagency Aquatic Plant Take
Force to coordinate plant removal
among the various agencies. He
said the public is invited to these
meetings and that some mem-
bers of the public had been giving
good input. These next meetings
will be held Feb 21 in Okee-
chobee and Feb. 22 in Clewiston.
Mr. Langeland said SFWMD
targets invasive species and cat-
tails, while COE is tasked with
controlling water lettuce and
water hyacinth.
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State Representative Richard Machek told the Nine County
Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake
Worth Lagoon that he heard their concerns "loud and clear."


plants '
Mechanjal harvesting is
expensive and because of that,
Mr. Langeland said the use of her-
bicides is the primary method in
controlling exotic plants.
Acting on the motion made by
Martin County Comrhissioner
Sarah Heard, the .coalition passed
a resolution urging Congress to
fund the Indian River Lagoon
South and Picayune Stand proj-
ects which would restore 160,000
acres of wetland that are under
immediate threat of develop-
ment.
, The coalition also approved a
request for funds from the state
Legislature. Garrett Wallace of the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) put together a
list of community-based environ-
inental projects that would
require funding from the Legisla-


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ture. The projects total state
appropriations ol $36 million and
local matching funds of $36 mril-
lion.
This includes two projects
totaling $6,200,000 for Lake Okee-
chobee.
The first project includes con-'
tinued expansion of water storage
and treatment on public, private
and tribal lands. Water storage
will improve the quality of water
reaching Lake Okeechobee. Cur-
rently, there are 12 water storage
sites in various stages of comple-
tion. An additional $4.2 million is
requested to include more sites.
The other project deals with
sediment removal from Lake
Okeechobee. The removal of sed-
iment would reduce the amount
of phosphorous that can come
back into the water from the sedi-
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amount of sediment that can be
stirred up by major storms caus-
ing turbidity, in the water.
Requested funding for this project
is $2 million.
A pilot dredging project in
Eagle Bay will provide informa-
tion for larger scale dredging.
SFWMD's Dr. Susan Gray stated
that-a request for proposal has
already been sent out for this proj-
ect.
Mr. Wallace said the project list
would be presented to the
SFWMD governing board for
approval, as well as the county
commissions in the 16 counties
served by SFWMD.
Ms. Taplin also gave an update
on the Kissimmee River Restora-
tion project. She said that 7 miles
have been backfilled and that 90
percent of the land for continued
restoration has been acquired.
She added that there is a contract
'to backfill another 2 miles.
At the last meeting, questions
about using state land for water
storage were raised.
Lee Counh Commissioner Ray
Judah referred to a letter from Eva
Armstrong, director of the divi-
sion of state lands. The letter stat-
ed that there were 14,000 acres of
state-owned land that, according
to the language of the Everglades
Forever Act, was leased to farmers
who lost land to the Everglades.
There were also other isolated
parcels that fell to the state
because of tax defaults and scat-
tered properties from restored
lake bottoms. However, these
properties are too small and scat-
tered to be of any use for water
storage.
Postyour opinions in the
Public Issues Fonrum at
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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 supporting
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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Selecting a



Christmas tree


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Early in the holiday season is
the right time to talk about Christ-
mas trees for your Florida home.
I've written a lot about them over
the years, but now it's time to ask
locals what they want to know
about this festive decoration.
Okeechobee Master Gardeners
gave me a number of questions
about "Ye ole Tannenbaum".
Hopefully the answers will help
readers of today's column be safe,
learn something new, and have a
deeper enjoyment of the magical
times that come with the season.
Should I consider an artificial
Christmas tree? How do I water it?
And can I put real candles on an
artificial tree?
Arguments given in favor of
artificial trees may include less
cost, less mess, easier to put up,
safer, and it can be used for many,
years. But as a horticulture agent,
my bias for real trees will show
below.
The sticker price of artificial
trees can be as wide as that of real
trees. But as you are pricing them
out, think about the hidden costs.
According to the U.S. Department
of Commerce, in 2005 the U.S.
spent $131 million on 9.2 million
imported fake trees. This works
out to an average of $14.25 per
tree.
What these costs fail to consid-
er are that most fake trees are pro-
duced in foreign lands, which are
getting enough of our dollars.
Some may bei produced in sweat-
shops, while others may contain
Hazardous materials. Ultimately,
when fake trees get worn or go
out of style they will fill our land-
fills, not our compost piles.
As to their safety: a test by a
suburban Detroit fire department
showed that a well maintained
real tree was more fire resistant
than an artificial variety. (Go to our
website to see the photographic
evidence.) And as far as the can-
dles are concerned, open candle
flames will burn every kind of
Christmas tree don't try it!
Can I dig up a wild tree or buy a
nursery tree and plant it in my
yard? Will I have to pre-dig the
planting hole?
Yes, Virginia, a like Christmas
tree ior,^ mir tl-jlS'l can Db a
wonderful addilicln to \ our lamil\
tradition.. I don't recommend that
you dig a tree from the wild or
from your Florida yard, as theywill
suffer transplant shock and proba-
bly die. And wild trees will usually
lack the "perfect shape" we look
for in Christmas trees.
Nursery grown Christmas trees
can be kept in their containers,
brought inside and decorated. Be
sure to consider the container
height of the tree when fitting a
live Christmas tree to your home.
Soil moisture needs to be carefully
monitored to keep them safe and
alive. There are also many smaller
container plants that can be used
as small "Tabletop Trees" if space
is a problem.
For post-holiday planting, be
advised that January is the best
time to plant trees in Florida.
Check with our Master Gardeners
for tree planting tips that will get'
-trees up and growing in your Flori-
da Yard.. Remember there.are cer-.
tain trees that just won't do well in
Florida, like the Norfolk Island
pine. And you will not need to pre-
dig the hole, as it's doubtful that a
hard freeze will make Florida soil
to hard to dig.
How do I keep a real tree from
dropping needles all over the
house? And why do I have to have
the stump cut at the tree lot?
The best way to prevent needle
drop is to choose a fresh tree and
keep it moist. Thumping the stem
of a cut' tree on the ground will
cause some needles to drop -
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that tree.
Cutting the stump opens up
some fresh wood that will quickly
absorb water when the tree is
placed in the stand. I like to put the
tree in with water and let it sit out-
side in a, shady area for a day
before I haul it inside. I also tap it
again on the ground just before I
bring it inside to get any more
loose needles to fall. If you need to
drag it over carpet, consider laying
down drop cloths' on the floor to
catch any needle drop. .
What's the best kind of real
tree for Florida?
There aremany, many choices
of real trees that can be found at
charity tree lots (e.g. Lions Club or
Shriners), local garden centers
(e.g. Tree Locators) or supermar-
kets. Choices are based on how
much you can afford to spend, the
quality you are looking for, needle
retention, softness and fragrance.
Florida has Christmas Tree
farms where you can cut your
own tree. Most are in north Flori-
da, but the closest is in Lake Coun-
ty. If you are traveling north
towards- Daytona, Ocala,. or
Gainesville, see our website to find
Florida Christmas Tree Associa-
tion trees.com/Farms/Index.htm>
members.
The National Christmas Tree
Association's mastree.org/home.cfm> website
has good descriptions of the more
common Christmas tree species.
They.miss listing some of our local
native trees '(e.g. Southern Red
Cedar, Sand Pine) and haven't
caught up to some Of the newer
trends in, Christmas trees. For
example, the latest trendy trees
are two kinds of Arizona Cypress
.called Carolina Sapphire and Blue
Ice. (For some photos and more
details on this beautiful tree, go to
our website or stop.by our office.
I give up can I get a pre-deco-
rated tree that I can just put up and
enjoy? '
,Ok,, so I haven't, convinced you
to go real, huh? Well the best
alternative I know of is to bid on a
tree at Hospice of Okeechobee's
Festival of Trees. It's going on right
now at 411 S.E. Fourth Street here
in Okeechobee. You can bid on a
pre-decorated Christmas tree and
if you are the highest bidder at 5
p.rh. on Dec. 10, you can take it
home.
Two Okeechobee 4-H Clubs
have donated trees to the Festival.
But Master Gardener Terry Lane
does not want you to bid on the
Okeechobee Master Gardener
Tree, which comes complete with
a wheelbarrow and lots of other
gardening goodies. Just between
you and me, I'd love to see our
Gardener's handiwork go for
much more than current asking
price of $65. Please visit the Festi-
val of Trees and give as mulch as
you can for this very worthy
cause!
Do check for more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee web
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu
>. If you need additional informa-
tion on Christmas Trees, please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
U.S. 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from I to 3 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons. Happy
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Members of the sixth grade class at Osceola Middle
School spent Friday morning decorating the courtyard
windows at Raulerson Hospital. They were (in no partic-
ular order) Cade Stokes, Chelsey Perry, Darby Jones,
Vanessa Watt, Tiffany Hargis, Tiana Ortiz, Emily Murrow,
Aubrey Robertson and Cheyenne Thibodeau.


Thania Liberato (left), Heather Harned (middle) and Mer-
cedes White. (right) were happy to help decorate Rauler-
son Hospital's windows Friday morning in preparation
for the holiday season. All three young ladies are stu-
dents, at Osceola Middle School and received the privi-
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Obituaries

Joseph
Laverne Landen
Joseph Laverne Landen, age
63, of Buckhead Ridge, died Sat-
:urday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Hendry
Regional Medical Center.
Formerly of West Palm Beach,
he has been a resident of Buck-
head .Ridge for the past seven
years. He worked with the Salva-
tion Army and is a member of the
Moose Lodge. Mr. Landen also
enjoyed gardening and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 16
years, Camille Landen of Buck-
head Ridge; sons, David Landen
and Steven Landen; daughter,
Robyn Landen and their mother
Sharon Landen, all of West Palm
Beach; stepsons, William Ankeny
and Robert Ankeny, both of Okee-
chobee; grandson; brother, Dale
Landen of Georgia; sister, Shelba
(Tom) Spoonhour of Clearwater;
and, a host of nieces and
nephews.
Private graveside services will
be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at
Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Hope Hospice,
9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers,
Florida 33908.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


There is the story told of the village
cartwright who because of age was
compelled to give up his business.
He was asked by a friend why he
had not made more money during
his long life.
"It is true I have not made much
money," he replik, "but have made
a lot of good carts."
It is no wonder that this cart maker
enjoyed the-respect of his neigh-
bors and wielded and influence for
good.
There are people who place impor-
tance on the quality of their work,
Sand these are known as the salt of
the earth;
The greatest acheivement of man is
found in the value of his accom-
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are those who stress quality in their
daily services.
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Community Events,

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 information call Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053, or
Tammy Gibson at (863) 467-4606 or (863) 634-5757.'

Free nutritional class offered
Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 WN. Park St., will
hold a free CRA nutritional analysis class that will be taught by Dr.
Edward Douglas on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4320.

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

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

C of C membership meeting is planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general
membership 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 Out-
reach and their 12th annual toy drive for children in Okeechobee
County. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Ministry meeting planned
Hahd and Hand Ministries i'tormerly Copwboys lor Christ),
i:6cated at the Palmdale Community building at the corner of Fifth
and Main, will meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. for food and fel-
lowship. This will be followed by gospel music and the word at 7
p.m. Our guest this month will be Tina Wills of LaBelle, who will
be joined by the Freedom Fellowship Ministries/Praise and Wor-
ship team. For information, call (863) 612-0640.

Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the library board
room, 206 S.W. 16th St., for a Christmas 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 nativi-
ty 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.

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 pre-
sented 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 furi. Winter residents
are always welcome. For information, call Ms. Perry at (863) 634-
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Upcoming Events

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 AlirplaneC!lub will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at 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 Ae:. 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 froi 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, "10 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. r
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 OvercBmers 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 merm-
ber is welcome: For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
Bible study at the Living Word 0f 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 held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until-7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups 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 one 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

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.

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., onrDec. 5 from 5 until 7 p.m.
The mixer is open to OKMS members and the public. Refresh-
ments will be served.

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

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion 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 meet-
ing is open to the public. For information, contact executive direc-
tor 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 Con-
test. The deadline for the contest will be Dec. 8, and the judging
will take place on Dec. 9 following the Christmpas Parade. A plaque ;
will be awarded to the winner. For information, contact Okee-
chobee Main Street executive director Oydia Jean Williams at
(863) 357-MAIN.

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

Church hosting parents' day out
Corner Stone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will host par-
ents' day out on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for chil-
dren ages 2-14. Christmas activities and food will be provided. Par-
ents are welcome to return at 2 p.m. for a children's performance.
For information contact Pastor Tom at (863) 532-8519; or,
tom@cornerstoneokee.org.

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 addition 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 informa-
tion, 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
Festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, in Flagler Park. There will be
arts and crafts booths, food and music. Applications are available
at the Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For infor-
mation, 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 Okeechobee a ministry which helps homeless and
abused women. Participants will meet at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Ave., at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and leave by 8:30
a.m. The first 25 riders to donate $20 each will get a free lunch at
Skip's Barbecue immediately following the ride. For information .
contact Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6527;or Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247.
Volunteers needed to work on house


Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 9,
and Saturday, Dec. 16, for framing and installing roof trusses on
the house being built for the family at 2791 N.W. 35th Drive in
Basswood. Bring your tools and be at the building site by 8 a.m.
both or either day. For information, call (863) 357-1371 and leave
a message.

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

Kiwanis plan radio auction
The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from
1 until 5 p.m. To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the time speci-
fied for that particular lot. Lots last 25 minutes each. The annual
event helps fund the renewable $1,000 Kiwanis scholarship
awarded to an Okeechobee High School senior yearly. If your
business would like to donate an item to the auction, or for infor-
mation, call Jim Vensel at (863) 697-1792.


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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 III "Deck. the
Halls" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
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

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you Will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading.'
Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
noon.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of'a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee Couhty
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Lisa Coleman at (863) 462-5863.
One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5350.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving, ninth
graders in local communities. The
mentor meets with the student


one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities
are available in Indian River, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Foun-
dation at (772) 462-4786.

Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Thomas
Jones at (863) 357-0047.


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Mama".(863)634-5559 eth
BEAGLE, Female, in Bassihger
'area wk 0of:'11/20/06, call
1O identify (863)467-4823
CALICO CAT- Female, approx
'1 yr old. Vic. Division of Fo-
restry. Please call
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DOG- mix breed, female,
Tbrn/white spots, Found on
SR70 & 599. Call
'(863)467-6472
MIXED DOG- Black with white
,:spots, Brown collar with
'spikes. Vic. Four Seasons.
JCall (863)357-7145

IAT, vic. of Central Elemen-
"tary School, light gray w/tan
stripes, answers to Raven.
(863)467-2156 1 .
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-
ichobee area. Please call
':(863)634-6601
PUPPY- 8 mo old pitbull,
.cream & white, family pet,
,missed terribly, near Citgo-
'Treasure ISL (863)357-1915
IEWARD-. Calico catf), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
'back & ,top of head, long
black tail. 863-467-0704
S:HIH 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 &
sGayed & black kitten.
3)946-9133 Moore Haven
CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
4old. Kind of small. To good
,home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
HAMSTERS:2F, 1M Babies,
lapprox, 8 wks. old. Too
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Employment -
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Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



AC TECHS & HELPERS
Commercial project located
in Sebring. Good pay and
benefits package
Call Jim for an interview
772-221-1660
ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must,
863-467-7700
ELECTRICIANS & HELPERS
Commercial project located in
Sebring. Good pay and
benefits package. Call Bill for
an interview 772-221-1660.
LABORER/DRIVER WANTED
Must have good.driving record
Apply between 8am-4pm M-S
Taylor Rental
(863)467-2239
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
Newspaper carrier needed for
Delivery of Ft. Pierce Tribune
Newspapers in Okeechobee
area, $300+/weekly, Call
Jon Shaw for info
(772)216-0233 or Danny.
Springs (772)408-5380
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $8.00/hr,
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Reading a newspaper
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ASSOCIATES WANTED!
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Excellent training.
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Single Copy Delivery
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The Ft. Pierce Tribune is
looking for someone to
deliver newspapers to
racks & stores in the early
morning hours as an.
independent contractor.
Van, Truck or Large
SUV is required.
Valid FL Drivers License &
auto insurance is required.
Must be able to work 7
nights a week with some
daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 Ibs. Apply to:
Jim Dodd at the Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more Information.
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT, P/r
Experience preferred. Competi-
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2744, Okeechobee, FL 34973
RECEPTIONIST
Needed In a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical
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preferred, but will train on job.
Excellent benefit benefplan offered.
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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 OR 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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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
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it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
II you have questions or
doubts aboul any ad on
these pages, we advise thai
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of lime.
you check with the Beltter
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
ihe ads. bul occasionally
we may not be aware of Ihe
charges. Tnerefore. il you
call a number out ol your
aiea, use caution.

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Services

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


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


JOHN'S TOWING'
Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call 863-763-7976


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 50
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590,'
Drapes. Linens & 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/LiUghts 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 Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 'will separate.
863-467-1325
DR TABLE, Mahogany, 105
yrs. old, pedestal style, .old
fashioned crank, 2 leafs,
$1000 neg. (863)234-3470
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the clas-
sifleds."


DRYER Works great, $20.
SCall 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, 15u
(863)302-1126
LOW RIDER BICYCLE- Like
new condition. Burgundy &
chrome. $200.
(863)697-2032



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Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Pofessional
Installation of Sorm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Inlsured

863.763.5650
1551 N.%. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
L.ce nri.e B -t.5
WATER PUMP- ': hp. [t1 ,d,11
1ini $.100 i863i.16 15i


CAR SEAT- IIve i-llu II lleri
:onaiii'i i irl, W, dael i:na3ile
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GOBLETS 181. Ruby Red ,HoO.
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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)467-50. : '
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
'$950 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
TRAIN SET- "Lionel Santa Fe",
4 pieces, track, transformer,
$125 or best offer.
(863)983-7915
WEDDING GOWN- lace/ satin,
small train, size 5, 52 yrs
old. $50. 863-467-0670



COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best 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, full mir-
ror, very good cond., $250
(772)460-9733
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $600 (863)763-6507


BUNK BEDS'- Wooden with
dresser, $200 (863)228-3651
BUREAU, Large with mirror,
54"lx32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good condition. $125 or best
offer., (863)763-2458
CHAIRS (2) Sturdy, Ladder
Back, Hard Rock Maple w/re-
movable, upholstered seats.
Great condition. $25 for both,
will sep. (863)763-1055
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
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, 3V' long x
41/2' tall. Has top shelf and
cabinet, $40 (863)763-5067
COUCH & 2 WING BACK
CHAIRS, IVORY Egyptian'.cot-
ton w/cherry wood trim, exc.
cond., $400.863-763-0583
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Floral
Print, Matching. Good condi-I
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 fables.' $500
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
LOVESEAT W/MATCHING
CHAIR- excellent condition
$475 (863)673-4942
PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
chobee area. '
SINGLE BED, Frame, Box
springs & mattress on
wheels. Excellent condition.
$75. (863)763-1997
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
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
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items In
the classllneds


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-
Oiii:,,, 165(86 i,)35l.5754
HAND GUN- Springfields Ar-
mory Ultra compact model
1911 Al 45 cal. Auto. Ported
$695. (863)467-1958
PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
(502)931-8101
SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate. Call. for more info.
(863)467-1958- -. !
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga,
double barrel. $300.
(502)931-8101
TAURAS, 45 cal., semi-auto
pistol, new in box. $450
(863)467-2315



BAR BELL WEIGHT SET- New
in box. With multi-function
bench. $200.561-722-0401
BO FLEX SPORTS- Mint con-
dition. Pd. $1400. Will sell,
for $500. You haul-.
(863)801-1891,after 3pm
TREADMILL- New, Perfect
Westco. Cadence 7E; Fold &
store. $275. (561)722-0401.
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape,
like new, $100 or best offer
- 8316; 3-289y6j:i iirVicki



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



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


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


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, Will sep: (561)633-1371
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.
LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores-
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Never used. Still in
box. $10. (863)763-1997


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1100. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2100. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whl.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
WHEEL CHAIR, Elec., Metallic
Maroon. Used 10 hrs. Brand
new! Built in charger & rear
pocket. $4500. 863-467-1533
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
DONATIONS3NEEDED
In need of Boy Scout/Cub
Scout uniforms for a new
pack in Buckhead Ridge.
(863)763-4915
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
best offer(561)633-1371


AMAZON PARROT- Male,
Double Yellow Head, Cage
included. $650.
(863)467-1950
AQUARIUAM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $75!
863-675-2216
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle, 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
BEAGLE PUPPIES, 5 weeks
old, females, APR reg., $350
each. (863)634-7723
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
863-763-3631/561-718-1212
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 8 wks,
"Mr. Personality", vet checked.
Free bed' incld.$275 cash.
(863)357-00.37
COCKATIELS, (2), breeder
pair, with large cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer.
(8631697-3346
CONURES (4). Maled pair & 2S
monin old & older Daby
w.iarge cage & smjil cage.
$500 863i675-0247 LaBelle
DOG BOX ITr EjI ll Niru(. 2
gates, 2 sides, $300 or oe.-i
offer. (863)697-3346
FISH TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or best offer. (863)673-2896
ask for Vicki

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This One
PIT BULL PUPPIES: Wrie
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. ..
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SEWING MACHINE, Singer, 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 -


HO PROJECTION TV- 55" ask-
ing $500 or.best offer
(863)983-5364
Mitsubishi HD Big Screen,
60",.works perfect, w/3 pc.
entertainment center, $1300
neg. (863)612-5676
TV, 2005, ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841


BENCH SAW, Craftsman, 10",
lhp w/miter cut & rail. $100
(863)467-1401
JOHN DEERE POWER UNIT,
Diesel, 4 cyl. Complete
w/radiator & fuel tank.
$1500 (863)675-1862


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


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


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,rriachingr
breast plale $300
(863)983-8646
SORREL QH BROODMARE- 12
yr old, exc: bloodlines,
stocky, exp rider needed
.$1500 (863)254-3926

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BAR-B-Q Grill, All stainless
steel; complete */bottle. Like
new. $175 (863)610-1120
CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Crafts-
man 3 way system, new
condition. $250
(863)674-0467 r
MOWERS, HUIk.,ee G.'T 54
cui runi ,good Honda mower
riecd, de i,750 Ior boin will
sep, (863)697-9 01
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
Briogs Aulo trans, $550
1863f697-9884 ,
RIDING MOWER, Dixon with
15.5hp Craftsman new mo-
t-.r $300 12391986-0296
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 iike new
$1695. (863j)6,-8683
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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 B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


KING'S BAY, 2br, Iba, Pool, IfHH1 itMtHb
Tennis & Shuffleboard. Util
incld $1000 nn +1000. __r__T|T_ _i.,-_ _
Sm, (il elyit669'-64 28 I"I
KINGS BAY- 2br, lba duplex, Business Places -
full appliances, no smoking, I Sale 1005
no pets, $750/mo, 1st last Commercial
leave msg. orCondos/
se mso2-283 Property Sale 1010
postmac@bellsouth.net Townhouses Sale1015
OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse Farms Sale 1020
11thSt.,New2Bdrm.,11/2Ba- Houses Sale 1025
w/Appl.$850/mo.+1st& Hunting Property 1030
Sec. dep. Call (863)634-7722 Investment
Property Sale 1035
Ho e- n lt0 Land -Sale 1040
S Lots Sale 1045
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water- Open House 1050
front 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba. 2 Story Out of State -
w/Lake Okeechobee access & Property Sale 1055
* boat ramp. Wrap around Property Inspection1060
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel- Real Estate Wanted 1065
come! $1200. mo. + 1st last Resort Property -
& sec 561-795-4425 Sale 1070
kdsdags@aol.com Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
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CBS, 2 Bedroom, 2
Bathroom Home w/
1 Car Garage in
King's Bay
$1,100/month
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath in
Taylor Creek Isles
$900/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
New Home, 3BR/2BA, carport,
$1100' mo. Lawrence Asso-
ciates, 1-800-543-2495.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2 remodeled
CBS, 4 acres fenced, 5151
SE 128th Ave., $1100/mo,
1st, last & sec.,
(561)756-3724.


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
,NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495'
REDUCED Under Appraisea
CBS 3br, 1ba, C/H/A & Pool,
Remodeled. Must See Inside
$174,000. 863-697-8654



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


Rentals



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



FT PIERCE- Near Midway Rd,
2br, 1ba, CHA, No pets,
$700/mo + $500'sec.
(772)489-4562 / 577-1005
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi:
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(surfinthenet.net
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, 2br, 2ba, In
"Kings' Bay, No pets. $850.
mo + 1650 Sec. Dep.
863) 697-8728.
OKEECHOBEE: Lake Access
LUrge 188 in town, furnished,
no peis, $u,i' oiijuri + 14i
sec & uilites 863-634-0322


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 Lo ';
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1300 mo. with $300 ,
going towards down payment.''
Call 863-467-0128 '
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2bba, CBS House,,;
CAC & heat. No pets, Law'(i
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last"
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or
(772)349-1006
Find It faster. Sell It soon-,
er In the classflleds



~-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new' -
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831t
1J 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


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



EXCEPTIONALU!!!:
RENTALS & WATERFRONT
PROPERTIES
FOR SALE (863)467-8683
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OkeechobeeNews. Mondav. December 4. 2006


Mobile Homes


M/H FRONT DOOR 73'x32"
$25. 863-357-5754
MOBILE HOME STEPS- with
railing $45 (863)697-3090



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
SOkee, 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
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. In town. No Pets.
(863)763-6232.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice 3br 2ba
$700. mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. dep.. In town. No pets.
1863)763-6232
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
(863)697-0214
Treasure Island, 2/1, lake ac-
cess, very private, boat slip,
$550 mo., no pets,
(863)357-3639




Customer Appreciation Sale
All 2BR/2BA custom homes
of Merit models in stock.
on sale for tremendous
discounts. Call Mike at
'772-663-1700
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $30,000.
(863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
Doublewide,'85, 3BR/2BA,
Good condition, includes
'setup, a/c, skirting & steps.
Financing avail. on your land.
$29,900. (863)675-8888
0Doublewide used homes
available, 3BR/2BA. '
Financing av3ijle ityou "
own your lot with low
down payments. Call
(863)675-4848
HOMES OF MERIT
Regional Model Center
Specializing in Custom Orders
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
If you live in an old Mobile
Home, but own your land,
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
LORIDA- Nice '05, 28 ft mob
home w/extras, built on
room, Mossy Cove Lot 13,
$12,500 (772)466-5145
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory direct to your lot.
Easy financing available.
Call Mike at 772-663-1700


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VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
.scm. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
$20,500. (863)763-2318
We specialize In Homes
of Merit Special Orders.
Drive a little, save a lot.
Call 863-675-8888.
Many Models in stock.







Camper/RVs 3010
Jet SCkiis 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
BOAT: '05, 18 Ft., Aluminum,
90 hp Yamaha w/Center Con-
sole. Factory warrantee. Like
new! $8,775. 561-346-6476
EXTENSION BAR for pulling
boat or trailer. Asking $100.
(863)357-6113
PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hptohatsu
motor, tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firm!
863-946-1539
PONTOON BOAT, 20ft., 50hp
motor, roll on trailer. $3500
(863)763-9371
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. 863-610-1.20
RV- '98 REXAIR 39', Fully
loaded. Low mi. & '88 Elk-
heart 38' 5th Wheel. Slide
outs on both (863)467-1209
,SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
work $750. or best offer.
863-634-7780
SWINGER '83, 31', By Georgie
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires, a/c, 44hrs on generator.
$3800 neg. (863)763-4968
TRAVEL TRAILER 1995, 26
Ft. Siteps-6; Great condi-
ion. $400-eor Dqs l oiler
Ga6l ay4B'4;T 2i260-4792,



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



YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
$1000 (863)467-5299


CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
glass, for boat or pontoon.
300 or best offer
(561)723-1690
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $1 00(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/queenseat, great on gas!!
$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
Charles (863)697-3097
GO-CART, $400.
(863)447-6385
HONDA 4 WHEELER- '05,
300TRX, Red & black, Runs
good. $2500. Firm.
(863)697-2032
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. Great holiday gift!
'Price reduced to $2000.
(863)467-0109
YAMAHA 2004 KODIAK 400
4x4, Auto., Blue, Excellent
condition. $3700
(863)673-4405 LaBelle


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



BUICK CENTURY STATION
SWAGON, '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. $4000 neg.
(863)763-5156
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$800 or best offer.
(863)697-3090
DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,
sports edition, 4cyl, 5sp,
rear spoiler. $3500.
863-447-2276
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2500. Firm
(863)763-7060
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
(863)697-9122
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1600.
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nols-
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
OLDS CUTLASS '98- needs
motor, very nice car, $1000
(863)612-5457 after 5 PM
or weekends
OLD'S DELTA EIGHTY-EIGHT,
'89, New tires, Runs good,
125K mi. $850.
(863)697-0241
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent oon-
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
Grand Am, brand new in box.
$100 or best offer.
(863)261-1872
RIMS & TIRES (5),-Borbet 17",
low profile Toyo tires. $500.
(863)983-4940
RIMS & TIRES, Factory, from
'07 Chevy Impala LTZ, 17"
rims, 225/55/R17 Goodyears.
$1500 neg. (863)697-0328.
RIMS, chrome, 18", brand
new, 18x7.5", 5 lug, $500.
Cash Only. (863)697-3865
TAILGATE, Off a '01 Dodge
truck. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-7318
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims. & spin-'
ners, exc. cond., $1500 neg.
(863)763-6369 before 9 pm
TIRES (4), LT285/75/R16,
60% good, Bugshot Maxis
Mudders. $150
(863)763-0852 ,.
TIRES(2)- Michelin, 255/80R,
22.5, for RV. $100 for pair.
772-597-2426 '
TRUCK BED, 8 ft., fits '01
Dodge Ram, with bumper,
lights & bedlinrr. $900
(863)65.1686?

TRUCK TOPPER: Red, Fiber-
glass, for Full Size (off a
Ford). $250. (863)257-3482
Frostproof.
WEIAND TUNNEL RAM IN-
TAKE, with 2 4-barrel carbu-
retors. $400 (863)673-1258
WHEELS & TIRES, Dodge
Ram, 2006, 265/70/17,
$450. Call 863-697-0424.



CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Fits
5x6Ft. Short Bed. Good con-
dition. $150. (863)675-2852
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, With
hydraulic lift dump bed.
$1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY '83, rATon, 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 orFbest offer.
(863)357-3773- '* _
DODGE 2500 SLT '01- ETI
cab., long bed, recessed ball
hitch, tow pkg; runs great,
cold air, 73K mi., $11,900
(863)983-5364
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, .$20K. Must Seel
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 -


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM/REVENUE/
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT ANALYSIS FORTHE
FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby requests proposals
from qualified consultant firms dealing to provide Fire Rescue Special Assess-
ment Progran/Revenue Analysis to Include a Capital Improvement Projects Ele-
ment for the County's Fire Rescue Special Assessment Program. The successful
proposer shall provide all labor and materials required to conduct the analysis.
nquiries and/or requests for a copy of the full text RFP shall be directed to Robbie L
' Charter, Deputy County Administrator at (863) 763-0118 fax, or by e-mail at
rchartierraco okeechobee fi us com
Proposers desiring to provide the services described in this RFP shall include a let-
ter of transmittal, description of technical approach, description of experience &
qualifications of the proposer, description of experience & qualifications of pro-
poser's partner(s)/principal(s), description of proposer's understanding of the
scope & complexity of the required analysis services, and the proposers location.
The successful proposer may be required to execute a truth-in-negotiation certifi-
cate relating to compensation.
Interested firms shall submit three (3) signed copies thereof in a sealed envelope
bearing the name of the proposer and the words "PROPOSAL FOR FIRE RESCUE
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM / REVENUE / CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
PROJECT ANALYSIS" no later than 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 29, 2006
to Board of County Commissioners, OkeechobeenCounty Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, FL-34972. Proposals received after the ime
and date specified will be returned to the submitter unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals,
reserves the right to waive technical errors and Informalties, and to accept the
proposal, which in Its judgment, best serves the public interest.
Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ray Dorner, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florda
179081 ON 12/4/06
NOTICE OF MEETING OFTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE
ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OF-
FICE, SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL A
'COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM
THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY
THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY, PERSON WISHING
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THAE ATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICTS OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, ODISTRICTWIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
77201 ON -12(4/06


FORD F150 '94 XLT- P/W,
P/S, new tires, ruhnswell,
good body, $2950 neg
(863)675-1168
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission. $2000.
(863)612-1606
MAZDA- '87, Has front end
damage, but a good running
truck. $300. (863)634-7706
NISSAN FRONTIER '00, 5
speed, a/c. $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-2684



CHEVY BLAZER- '85, K5 Mud
truck, 6" lift 36" tires, 305, V8,
GM 14 bolt rear. $1800. Call
for more info (863)697-3865
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
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee



TRAILER HITCH: Draw Tight,
$35. (863)467-6148

UTILITY TRAILER- 12x20, air
cond, carpet, asking $8Q00
(86,3)763-9527

UTILITY TRAILER- 5x1 dove-
tail, all metal construction,
new lights, new wires $400
(863)467-6475


CHEVY 15 PASSENGER VAN
'93- cold air, 52490
(863)673-0782
CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-1606
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1500.
(863)885-1026
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
F16 passenger, $2490
(863)673-0782


Public Notices



Public Notice '. -EM
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sel at public Anction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in,
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on December
12,2006.
2003 Ford Station Wagon (Gm)
Vin#2FMDA53423B105452
1897 Chrysler 2-Door (S)
.Vin#4C3AU52NXV2157238
1994 Chevrolet S-10 Pick-Up (Whl)
Vn#1GTCS1947S8504861
SALE DATE: 12/5/06
2000 Chrysler 4-Dar (Red)
Vln#2C3HE66G2YH243171
SALE DATE: 12/7/06
1979 Oldsmoblle 2-Door (Biu)
Vin#3M47H9M543506
SALE DATE: 12/12/06
1777160ON 11/26-12/9/06


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I Public Notice


Bell ringers


Submitted photos
Karen Bowers of Harbor Federal Bank helps the Salvation Doug Sturdivent, Commander of the Okeechobee's VFW
Army with their Christmas season bell ringing at the South, helps the Salvation Army with their bell ringing at
bank's location at 2801 U.S. 441 South. If you or your Wal-Mart on Nov. 30. If you or your organization can help
organization can help by donating some time at one of the by donating some time at one of the six locations, please
six locations, please contact Kip Gardner at (863) 610- contact Kip Gardner at (863) 610-6659 or Ron Staley at
6659 or Ron Staley at (863) 697-6221. (863) 697-6221.


Okeechobee News/
Lorna Jablonskl

Best in

Show
Awesome Self-Storage
took "Best .in Show" in
the ninth annual "Holiday
Stroll in the Park" held in
Flagler Park. They also
finished in second place
in the "Best Religious
Theme" category.


Okeechobee News/
Lorna Jablonski

Unique card
The Raulerson Hospital
candles card took sec-
ond place in the ninth
annual Holiday Stroll in
the Park competition.
The cards are displayed
on the west side of Fla-
gler Park.


Community Events


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.

,'hprr 'g s+,nas drama
S k. 'Jceec. :t '.; '. : I N.E. Fourth Ave., will present
"'5 'Eything GW,.'.. .-, *-* d 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.


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.

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.
: t",


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 rock-
et stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's advance tickets go on
sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W., will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
For information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.deliver the tree if
the customer has no way to get it home.


I Public Notice


PROJECT NO. 3730

OSCEOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL
CLASSROOM BUILDING ADDITION
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m. February
1,2007 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Classroom Buildking Addifion
Osceola Middle School
825 SW 28th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Bidder shall complete a list atof sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contract work in
connection with this project This list shall accompany the contractor's bid. Failure to
provide a list will be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file inthe office of:
Dale Barret, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 exn 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Architect
or the office ofa Dale Barrett, upon the deposit ot $100.00 for one set of plans and
specications; said deposits will be returned to the contractor upon return of said
plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receiptof a bona fide bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the Schaool Board of Okeechohee County, as evidence ofood faith
and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish, the School
Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as required by
Florida Statute Section 1013.47 In the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of
the contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract; and a payment bond as
required by Section 11013.45 and 255.05, Foadda Statutes, guaranteeing the payment
of all debts pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a swar statement
under Section 287.133(31(a), Flsoda Statutes, on Public Entty Crimes and Drug .Free
Workplace Certification, Trench Safety Affidavit, if applicable, and Jessica Lunsford
compliance.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness in the State of Florida having a general bond holder's ring of A+ excellent -
and a financial rating of BBB+ order In Florida saisfacry to the Owner, within ten
(10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be paid by
the Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School Board instruc-
tions. .
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the' School Board of
Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the outside of
the envelope and words indicatingthatthe envelope contains a bid for said project.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, January 11,2007,10:00 a.m., pre-
vailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Diector of Operations, 700 SW 2nd Avenue,
Room 110, Okeechobee, FL34974.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substatiy camplet
within one year (365 days) and have the actual site work, Including punch list items
and site clean up, totally completed 30 completed days thereafter. Failure to do so will
result in liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the date
of actual substantial compleiton exceeds the scheduled date of sbbstantial comple-
tand and a further sam of $100.0f per calendar day in liquidated damages for each
day the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final compie-
tionsn.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bidis accepted.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to relectny ny nd all bids
and to waive any Iaformasinies. All proposals shall remain In force for 30 days after the

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1I;;:i1 r 1r,4 11 Itit,

PUBUC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will met. on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will' be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast
3rd Avenue, n the Counci Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The
itemsofconsaiderationatthismeetingare:
C, J,,uv Pur,,: a aui. i loui.lr Rezoning Petition No. 06-014-R. Brad
T Goonoreao. issuomitung me prenon on behalf of the property owners, G-4 Land
and Cattle Company and George A..oodbread. The petition is to change the
mercial (CHV) for property located at 2100 South Parroft Avenue, Legal descrip-
tion: Lots 7 and 10 of Block 46, First Addition to South Okeechobee Subdivision,
as recorded In Plat Book 1,-Page 17, and Lots 5 through 8 of Block 1, Royal Oak
Addition Subdivison, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 8, Public Records of Okee-
chpbee County, Floridaand is approximately 1.015 acre(s).
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Pan, which include the Land Development Regulationini i
and render recommendation to the City Council for consideration .,r, n,,,I
AMENDING CHAPTER 38 OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE CODE OF
ORDINANCES, RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS RESIDENCY PROVISIONS.
CREATING SECTION 201 THROUGH 210 ARTICLE VOF CODE BOOK
CHAPTER 78FORPROPORTIONATE FAIRSHARETRANSPORTATION.
A copy.of the entire applcaionjs) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Room 101 t City Hal or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x
218. Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as
deny Special Exceptions or Variance Applicaton(s). The Planning Board will
make recommendations to the City Council fr consideration and final adoption o
Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Rezoning Applicatons and Land Development
Reguations (LDR') Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that f any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustmhents and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
-d evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole
!puposreo back-up forthe Cleriks Offic. .. . .
Inaccordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabiltfes needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; ifyou are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TO 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-808-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator.
179331 ON 12/4,15/06
REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB)6O000OO050/C733
C-24 CANAL BANK REPAIRS, ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for C-24 Canal Bank Repairs, St. Lucle County, FL on Wedneday, January 3,
2087 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will he opened and
publicly read. Project involves repair of approx 3.8 linear miles (20,300 IF) of ca-
Snal banks. Repair includes removal of existng vegetation, backfill & compaction
of banks to 2H:1V slopes, sodding, installation of (19,760 LF)-Turf Reinforcementi
Mat in repaired areas & 540 LF of rbble riprap. An OPTIONAL pro-bid conference
will be held on Thursday, Deoembhe 14, 2006 at 10:00 a~m. onsite. From 1-95,
go west on SR68 (Orange Avenue). C-24 Canal is approximately 9.37 miles from
1-95.Fr directions call (063) 462-5280: Site visit willlmmediatelf follow.
All bids must conform tothe instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at wwilmatoov. purchasing a set for $12.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
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public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the tats of thIs so-
i Ccitatlon can be obtained at our web site- www.sfwmd.gov.
178789 ON 12/4/06







10 The Okeechobee News, Monday, December 4, 2006

Marines partner with Winn-Dixie


Toys for Tots
program spreads
Christmas cheer
JACKSONVILLE Winn-Dixie
customers can help spread Christ-
mas cheer as they do their normal
grocery shopping this holiday
season. Continuing through Dec.
24, shoppers can act as "elves" by
making a cash donation to Toys
for Tots at their neighborhood
Winn-Dixie. The fundraising pro-
gram is a unique twist to the tradi-
tional toy collection drives. The
donations will help the Marine
Toys for Tots Foundation provide
toys to parents unable to afford
gifts for their children.
Customers at Winn-Dixie
stores throughout the Southeast
can designate an amount rariging
from 50 cents to $50 to 'be added
to their grocery bills at the time of
checkout. In return, donors
receive Toys for Tots paper orna-
ments to display on their trees at
home. Winn-Dixie jump-started
the fundraising program by
announcing a donation of


$25,000.,to Toys for Tots in addi-
tion to hosting kick-off events in
select stores in Jacksonville,
Orlando, Miami and New
Orleans. All donations collected
through the program, will directly
benefit families in the communi-
ties where they are raised.
"Cash donations go a long way
in helping us fill the gap between
the toys we receive as donations
and the toys that we have to pur-
chase," said Major Bill Grein,
USMC (Ret), vice president for
Toys for-Tots. "Our mission is to
make sure every needy child
receives a toy for Christmas. We
couldn't do that without the
tremendous help of corporate
partners like Winn Dixie and indi-
vidual volunteers and donors."
"Toys for Tots embodies the
true spirit of Christmas and Winn-
Dixie is honored to be a part of a
program that will bring some hol-
iday joy to those who need it the


most," said Terry Derreberry;
director of neighborhood market-
ing for Winn-Dixie. "We hold the
Toys for Tots organization in the
highest regard because not only
do the Marines serve and protect
our country overseas, they make
sure people are taken care of in
their own communities through
Toys for Tots."
The nationally recognized Toys
for Tots campaign is a 59-year
Marine tradition. Last year,
Marines' distributed more than
18.4 million toys to more than 7.5
million children in 520 communi-
ties throughout the country.
"The holidays are an especially
busy time for our customers,"
added Derreberry. "We are excit-
ed about this fundraising program
because it gives our customers an
easy and convenient way to
donate while filling an important
need for Toys for Tots."
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is one
of the nation's largest food retail-
ers. Funded in 1925, the compa-
ny is headquartered in .Jack-
sonville. For more information,
please visit www.winn-dixie.com.


Ukeechnoee News,,/nauna Aguilar
Spirit of Giving
Lachlan Cheatham, owner of Palmdale Oil Co. Inc., graciously donates $1,000 to the Eco-
nomic Opportunities Council, .IRC (EOC) to provide presents to the 94 children who
attend Northside Headstart for Christmas for the second year in a row. Each child will
receive a wrapped present to take home to put under his or her tree. (Left to right) Jes-
sica Garcia, age 4; Patricia Jackson, EOC board member; Lachlan Cheatham; Barbara
Patten, EOC executive director; Sheryl Heater, Northside Headstart site manager; and,
Sheila McCarthy, health nutrition specialist.


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