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Vol. 7 No. 33


Tuesday, December 5, 2006


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Briefs
The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated for
the holidays?
If so, call our offices at
(863) 763-3134 and give us
your address. We'll then pub-
lish it in this spot so everyone
in the community can drive by
and enjoy your festive decora-
tions.
Our offices ate open Mon-
day Friday, 8 a.m. until 5
p.m.
1040 S.E. 21st St.
1060 S.E. 21st St.
1065 S.E. 21st St.
1475 S.E. 21st St.
4003 S.E. 29th Ct.
3268 N.W 26th Ave.
603 N.WI 17th St.
605 N.W 17th St.
Holiday Events
City Hall Park Santa: Santa
will be in City Hall Park on
Dec. 5, 6,7,8, 11,12, 13and
14 from 6 until 8 p.m. Pictures
with Santa are $1. Goody bags
will be given to the children.
Window Decorating Con-
test: Judging will be on Dec. 9.
For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street at
(863) 357-MAIN.
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)
S634-7714.
Christmas boat parade slat-
ed: Okeechobee Yatchette
Club lighted Christmas Boat
Parade on Sunday, Dec. 17.
The parade will form at 5:30
p.m. behind the Burger King
on S.R. 70, then proceed
down Taylor Creek to the lock,
then left to' the VF\V or
Butch's Backyard Lounge. For
information, contact Bob-
Schultz at (863) 697-9571 or
(863) 467-7050.
D Santa on the fire truck:
Dec. 20 in the N.W and N.E.
sections of the city; Dec. 21 in
the S.E. section of the city;
Dec. 22 in the S.W. section of
. the city.

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

Lake levels

12.24 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.60 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
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Comics ........... 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .10
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ........... 4
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Holiday Tour of Homes: A holiday tradition


Okeechobee News/Judy Kasten
A Christmas themed dollhouse was on display at the home of Linda and Ron Main dur-
ing the Holiday Tour of Homes.
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City ponders



sex offender

housing edict


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City
Council will meet Tuesday,
Dec., 5 at 6 p.m. to consider
adopting four ordinances,
processing a partial alley clos-
ingand the first reading of two
additional ordinances which
includes an ordinance regard-
ing sexual offender restric-
tions within the city limits.
The city..will also. consider
an ordinance regarding a Uni-
form Transportation Concur-
rency Management System
and Proportionate Fair Share
Program and the adoption of
an itemized request to be pre.
sented at the Legislative Dele-
gation.


The city will consider,
approving the first reading of
a proposed ordinance which
would amend the City of
Okeechobee Code of Ordi-
nances Chapter 38 by adding
Article Ill to include defini.
tions relating to sexual offend-
ers and establish residence
restrictions for certain sexual
offenders prohibiting them
from residing within 2,500
leet of any school, child care
facility or public park.
The city's ordinance falls in
line with that of the county's
in that it would be unlawful
for any residence-restricted
sexual offender to reside in
the same residence or within
See Housing Page 2


Man, woman


arekilled in


two-car crash


Mr. and Mrs. Claus stand by a tree in the master bath at the home of Linda and Ron
Main during the Holiday Tour of Homes.


A man and 'woman from
Indiantown were killed in a
two-car accident on S.R. 710
around noon on' Sunday, Dec.,
3.
Killed in the accident were
Nery H. Chavez Perez, 22, and
Ana Roselda Perez-Perez, 23.
Also injured in the crash
was Stanley John Cernik, 67,
, of Okeechobee. He was trans-
ported to Raulerson Hospital,
and was listed in serious con-
dition by crash investigator.
Sergeant Ronald Daniels of the
Florida Highway PatroL(FHP).


According to Sgt. Daniels'
report,' a. 1997 four-door
Mazda occupied by Nery Perez
and Ana Perez-Perez was
southbound in the 8600 block
of S.R. 710 when the driver of
the car lost control. The vehi-
cle entered the northbound
lane and directly into the path
of the 2005 Dodge pickup driv-
en by Mr. Cernik.
The report states that the
right front of the Mazda struck
the left front of the truck.. The
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
First place honors
DC Ranch took first place honors In the "Best Religious Theme" category of the ninth
annual Holiday Stroll In the Park at Flagler Park, hosted by the Okeechobee High
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SFWMD reports near record-low rainfall


Continued water
conservation is urged

West Palm Beach Meteo-
rologists at the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) have recorded Dis-
trict-wide rainfall of 1.05 inches
and 1.01 inches for the months
of October and November
respectively. The combined total
of 2.06 inches of rain marks the
driest October/November on
record since 1940, when only
1.97 inches fell during the same
two-month period.
Total rainfall through the first
11 months of 2006 currently
ranks as the second-lowest on
record at only 38.35 inches Dis-
trict-wide, approximately 77 per-
cent of the historical average
and very nearly equal to the
record low of 38.31 inches set
during the first 11 months of
1938.
In addition, rain patterns that
disproportionately favored
southern and southwestern por-
tions of the District have left
many areas to the north and
northeast in 1-in-25-year dry
spells. This is 'a concern for
water managers because low
rainfall at the top of the system


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separate dwelling units on a sin-
gle lot or within the same duplex
or multi-family dwelling use
with another sexual offender
unless related by marriage.
An institution, rehabilitation
facility,'half-way house, camp,
retreat or other similar lodging
offered as a condition of an
organized course of treatment of
sexual offenders may be permit-
ted within a zoning district des-
ignated for that purpose or as a
special exception within a heavy
commercial or industrial zoning
district. These provisions do not
apply to residents of such a law-
fully permitted facility.
Violators will be punished by
a fine not exceeding $500 or
imprisonment for no more than
60 days, or both.
Property owners who rent,
lease or allow individuals to
reside within a residence within
2,500 feet of a school, child care
facility or public park will be
responsible for, at a minimum,
conducting an internet search to
verify that the prospective renter,
lessee or adult resident is not a
registered sexual offender.
Upon initial violation the
property owner will receive a
fine not to exceed $250 or
imprisonment of not more than
30 days, or both.
A second violation would
increase the fine limit to $500
and the imprisonment not to
exceed 60 days, or both.
Also, a property owner shall
be punished by a civil penalty of
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of violation or noncompliance
shall constitute! a separate
offense.
The city will create another
article amending section 78 of'
the city code of ordinances
regarding, development stan-
dards entitled Proportionate Fair
Share Transportation.
This will provide for a more
specified form of transportation
concurrency for new develop-
ments.
This will require develop-
ments within the city that impact
a road segment where the road
segment has failed to achieve
transportation concurrency to
make a proportionate fair share
contribution when the proposed
development is consistent with
the comprehensive plan and
land development regulations
and the city's five year Commu-
nity Investment Program (CIP)
includes a transportation
improvement that will accom-
modate the additional traffic
generated by the development.
Any transportation capital
improvement proposed to meet
the developer's proportionate
fair share obligation must meet
the design standards of the city
for city-maintained roads, and
the design standards of other
governmental entities for all
other roads.
The city will consider the res-
olution which would present the
following items at the Okee-
chobee County Legislative Dele-
gation meeting on Monday, Dec
11: OUA wastewater capacity
issue; canal clean-up program;
stormwater improvements; City
Commerce Center wetland
retention; and, emergency oper-


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force of the impact caused the
truck to roll over. Sgt. Daniels
indicated in his report that the
truck came to rest right-side up in
the grass along the east side of
the highway.
The FHP report goes on to
state that neither Nery Perez. nor
Ana Perez-Perez were wearing,
their seatbells. Mr. Cernik, how,.,
ever, was wearing his seat belt,


consider street closing continued the rep
application regarding a cul-de: Mr. Cernik's th
sac adjoining lots 17 through 20 pickup truck suffe
in the Okeechobee Commerce ed $30,000"'in d&
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consider an ordinance mated at $4,000.
regarding an alley closing appli- The accident v
cation by Brad Goodbread locat- related, stated
ed at the 100 Block of the south ,report.
side of Southwest 21st Street.
This is across from Wal-Mart and
consists of the area where there i
is currently a fruit stand, restau-
rant and car wash. According to
Mr. Goodbread, he hiad plans on
demolishing the area and trying
to make better use of the prime
property. "*
approve the certified Can- "
vass returns from the canvassing
board for the 2006 General Elec-
lion and a resolution regarding
the elections. _. .
view a presentation of the _
South Florida Water Manage- _.
merit District (SFWMD) Acceler8 .
Program by Alvin Jackson, out- -.
reach manager of Nova Consult- *o-
ing, Inc.
consider a resolution s -
extending time for street and -
alley closings in conjunction -
with the construction of Buxton- -
Funeral Home to Dec. 31, 2007.
discuss issues regarding "
commercial parking code modi-i
fications regarding the previous
request of Dennis Wilson 7 -
regarding parking semi-trucks
on his property located at 1102
N.W. Seventh Court. ,I -
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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 70s. The wind will be
from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s. The wind
will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday through Thursday: Partly cloudy with the high in the
upper 70s. The low will be in the mid 50s.
Thursday night Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Friday through Saturday night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of
showers. The high will be around 80. The low will be in the upper 50s.
The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high will be
in the mid 70s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


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typically means less water is
available for storage and con-
sumption District-wide.
As a result, the SFWMD con-
tinues to encourage both resi-
dential and. agricultural water
users across South and Central
Florida to voluntarily reduce
water consumption and observe
normal water conservation
practices.
"Coupled with a very dry
year, the rain is simply not falling
in the right places," said Carol
Ann Wehle, executive director of
the SFWMD. "It is imperative
that we continue to conserve
water across the District. Our
lawns, for example, do not need
to be watered more than once a
week during the dry season, and
we should all do our part within
the home to practice more
-aggressive water conservation."
At present, the water level of
Lake Okeechobee, a bellwether
measurement of the District's
water supply, is more than three
feet or 21 percent below its
historical average for this time of
year. Water levels in Lake Okee-
chobee are a major concern for
water managers because the
Lake serves as the region's pri-
mary back-up water supply..
Mandatory Phase 1 water


restrictions remain in force for
the Lake Okeechobee Service
Area as well as the Northern
Indian Prairie Basin, which com-
prise the Everglades Agricultural
Area, portions of Hendry,
Glades, Lee, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach and Martin Counties, as
well as agricultural areas to the-
south of Lake Istokpoga in High-
lands County. Classified as mod-
erate water shortage declara-
tions, these orders
predominantly impact agricul-
tural, industrial and commercial
water users as well as public
water supply utilities in these
areas; withdrawals from the
Caloosahatchee River; and a rel-
atively small number of residen-
tial users whose water source is
Lake Okeechobee or any of the
surface water canals recharged,
by the Lake.
A formal water shortage
warning remains in place for the
District's Lower East Coast Ser-
vice Area, which comprises
Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward
and eastern Palm Beach Coun-
ties. Though no mandatory
water restrictions have been
issued as part of this warning,
the District is encouraging both
residential and agricultural
water users here to voluntarily


reduce their water consumption
as a preemptive measure to
avoid or forestall potential water
shortage orders and mandatory
water restrictions later in the dry
season.
Groundwater sources are not
restricted by either declaration,
and users are allowed to utilize
groundwater in accordance with
their permits.
For additional information,
area residents are encouraged to
call the SFWMD's toll-free Water
Conservation Hotline at 1-800-
662-8876 or contact their region-
al SFWMD service center. Help-
ful water conservation tips are
available at www.sfwmd.gov/
conserve.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water resources in the
southern half of the state 16
counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural
systems and water supply. A key
initiative- is cleanup and restora-
tion of the Everglades.


News Briefs

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. i
Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative ses-i
sion will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form in.,
order to appear before the delegation for consideration, and must-
be accompanied by a resolution from the local government sup-
porting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delega-.
tion on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation
hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford atb
(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. i
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 twod
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.l1.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) y
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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TALLAHASSEE An organi-
zation that works to promote
financial literacy among youth in
Florida has awarded the Depart-,
ment of Financial Services 'its
President's Florida JumpStart for
Personal Financial Literacy Excel--
lence Award. The award recog-,
nizes the department's "Your
Money, Your Life" outreach pro-
gram and Chief Financial Officer
Tom Gallagher's successful effort
this year to win legislative
approval to create a Financial Lit-
eracy Council.
"'The lives of all Floridians are
better when our families and busi-
nesses are financially strong," said
Gallagher, who also oversees the
Department of Financial Services.
"I appreciate the Florida JumpStart
Coalition for recognizing this
department's efforts, and I applaud
them as well for their hard work to
help young people have a brighter
economic future."
"We truly appreciate and value
the partnership Florida JumpStart
has with the Department of Finan-
cial Services and for CFO Gal-
lagher's support of financial literacy
efforts," said Rosanna Jacobsen,
president of Florida JumpStart.
Florida JumpStart is a non-profit
organization composed of individ-
uals, for-profit and non-profit
organizations, government agen-
cies, and community- and faith-
based groups to promote personal
financial literacy, with emphasis on
kindergarten through young adults.
"Your Money, Your Life" is a
statewide public education initia-
tive Gallagher launched in 2004 in
cooperation with the financial serv-
ices industry and consumer
groups. Building on its success,
Gallagher earlier this year pushed
for and got approval from the Leg-
islature to create a Financial Litera-
cy Council. The council, scheduled
to be named in early 2007, will
. serve as a resource for consumers
and small businesses on financial
issues.
Gallagher said he proposed cre-
ating the council after a Mason-
Dixon poll showed too many
Floridians are in a precarious finan-
cial condition, with one-third of sur-
veyed Floridians having more debt


Lake Okeechobee and lived there
until he moved back to Jupiter.
Mr. Roussel and his wife, Luella
had been married for 67 years.
They have two sons; four grand-
children; and, three great-grand-
children.
A funeral mass will be celebrat-
ed on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at 11
a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. Committal services and
burial will follow at the Evergreen
Cemetery.
The family requests that dona-
tions be made to Hospice of Palm
Beach County.
All County Funeral Home and
Crematory, Lake Worth is in charge
of arrangements.


Dec. 2 by the OCPD on a charge
of felony battery. His bond was
set at $5,000.
*, Esteban Villalpando, 35, S.W.
Second Way, Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 2 by the Narcotics
Task Force on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell.
His bond was set at $10,000. *
Rebecca Lynn West, 48, N.E.
26th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 2 by Deputy
Matthew Hurst on a charge of


than savingsand nearly half not
saving enough to retire.
. The council will be composed
of nine members, headed by the
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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO); the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
'the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
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Matthew Hurst on a charge of
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $1,000.
, Jamie Diaz Lopez, 22, U.S. 13
N., Goldsboro, N.C., was arrested -
Dec. 1 by Deputy John Ashby on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $750.
Michael' Andrew Brown, ,53,
S.R. 70 W, Okeechobee, was
.arrested Dec. 1 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on an Okeechobee Coun-


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Holiday tradition
Ami Nunez diligently worked at painting holiday scenes
on the windows at Raulerson Hospital Friday morning,
Ms. Nunez was among 29 students who received this hol-
iday tradition privilege by having no disciplinary steps in
her agenda book for the first two marking periods of the
school year.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Holiday pictures
Alexis Smith, a sixth-grade student at Osceola Middle
School, spent Friday morning painting holiday pictures on
the windows of Raulerson Hospital. She was one of 29
students who qualified for this privilege by having no dis-
ciplinary steps in the first half of the school year.


Ruth Helen Hoffman
Ruth Helen Hoffman, age 87, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, Dec. 2,
2006, at the Hamrick Hospice
Home. She has been a resident of
Okeechobee since the 1940s.
Mrs. Hoffman is preceded in
death by: her husband, Carl
Cobern Hoffman.
She is survived by: s6n, Craig
-Cobern.(Donna)-Hoffnari of Okee-
chobee; daughters, Betty (Leroy)
Rucks of Okeechobee, Belva Bar-
rus of Hagerstown, Md., Donna
(John) Schultheiss of Victoria,
Texas, Carla (Sonny) Crawford of
Sebring; eight grandchildren; and,
three great-gr ndchildren.'


Graveside services will'be held
at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 6,
2006, at Evergreen Cemetery. .
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Aldon E.Roussel
Aldon E. Roussel, age 89, of
.Jupiter, died Sept. 3, 2006. Mr.
Roussel lived irinF6it Wayne, Ind.
and along with his brother, Louis,
operated Roussel Brothers Mari-
na, Hardware and Bottled Gas
Company.
He moved to Jupiter in 1970 and
worked for Mystan Marina until he
retired. He built a small house on


ty warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation giving a false
name while arrested or detained
and violation of probation pos-
session of a controlled substance.
He is being held without bond.
Cheyenne Ceringo Turchiard,
21, U.S. 441 S.E.,,was arrested Dec.
1 by the OCPD on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. Her bond
was set at $1,000.
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This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


We read a bit of good, sound logic
the other day. Someone had simply
written these words: "A smooth
sea never makes a skillful
mariner."
There is much truth in this state-
ment. A sailor becomes skilled
only as he guides his ship through
raging seas and stormy voyages.
Anyone can plot a course through
a calm but only the best can face a
storda, weather it and bring the
ship safely to harbor.
It is through the storms 'of experi-
ence that the mariner becomes
skillful. Isn't that true with life?
The hard and difficult days tend to
make each of us a better person -
better fitted for life.
Everyone's life will be filled with
mahy calm voyages, but there are
sure to be storms and gales,
because they are part of life, too.
, Thought To Remember: Life is' a
sea both calm and stormy.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
BAD ROADS: I am calling from the Viking on the Prairie. Nobody is
doing anything to help the people out here with the bad roads. I have
stuck in the sand on three occasions and out here it is lonely and nobody
to help you. You have to just leave your car by the roadside and walk
home. I am hoping the authorities will do something to help us out here.

CANALS: How is this dredging that going to occur on these canals
going to help anybody? They are only coming 100 feet off the Taylor
Creek and besides that your newspaper says everybody has to be careful
because of these bar things they are putting in the water. Well, if people
can't get out the canals they don't have to be careful.

TRASHY CANALS: I want to tell you about the people that live in Trea-
sure Island. If they would quit throwing their trash in the canals, they
wouldn't need cleaning. But they throw their trash in there then want us
taxpayers to pay for the canal clean up.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Call me old fashioned but I've always thought that
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ and good will toward
men, not outrageous displays of objects and lights. Lights on your tree
and a modest amount of lights on your house are a nice way to celebrate
the season in remembrance of our Lord. Christ spoke in terms of humili-
ty and modesty not in gaudy displays of wealth' and excess. The display
of lights and objects by some people distract us from the true celebra-
tion of Christmas and leads us to false judgment of our faith compared
to our display, of lights. The more lights you display does not equal a
deeper or stronger faith. In fact, I feel it represents the opposite.

AMERICA: My grandpa told me a saying one time about true Ameri-
cans. He said that true Americans remember their heritage and they rep-,
resent their country. So when you live in America you are an American
and nothing else, and you represent America.

SIGNS: Why do people keep putting for sale and for rent signs up in
the median at 18th Terrace and Charles Harvey Highway? It was in the
paper not to do that and they just keep on putting them up. The men,
take them down and it looks like a mess.

CLUB: After spending a little time out in California in the South Bay
area, all I heard in the news was this story about the club at,the high
school. Even though my views on sexuality are different, kids need a
place to share their feelings. Schools should be teaching tolerance for
others of all cultures and orientations. This world is a different place
than what it was in the '80s when I was in high school. Also, certain
court rulings have made any, threat of harm against people of alterna-
tive sexual orientation a hate crime. OHS, how are you dealing with
the kids who are making the threats against the gay or straight kids
who are supporting the club? Do not give up your fight to. express your
feelings to try to pave a way for others behind you. The only way to
change this world is by your voice. I am raising my children to be open
minded and to never be critical of others, and if you believe in some-
thing fight for what you believe. Your story is all over the country'
and your voice is being heard. For all you parents who are fighting
against this be aware that your beliefs and values deserve to be heard
and you have a right to your opinions, but do not teach' your children,
hate and bigotry. Make sure your children aren't the ones practicing
hate against these students. How do you feel when your kids are
teased andspicked on for being different than others? Now I know why
I am raising my kids somewhere else than Okeechobee.

TRASH: What really upsets me are people who throw trash out of
their vehicles. Everyone in this county has garbage pickup, land own-
ers and renters included as the "landowner" pays for pickup on their
taxes. For goodness'sake, put a trash bag or something in your car and
empty it when full. Quit throwing it in other's yards and along the
roads. Take pride in our environment. Even when we go camping, I
spend 30 minutes cleaning up the camp site behind nasty people -
cigarette butts, beer tabs/lids and milk rings, things that could have
been put in a trash bag and hauled off. Pack it in, pack it out. Our site is
always spotless when we leave.


Community Events

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


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be h6ld at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in'
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of, Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible trutfis to life. The
public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For information,
contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at-the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, ?00 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 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion
Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in
working towards the betterment of our community. For information, call Mar-
garet Bowers at (863) 763-7399.'
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 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
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical 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 fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call,(863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village'
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. 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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held everyThursday 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 SW. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
therefrom 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
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 information,
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 Thursday 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 opportunity for care-
givers 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 Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thurs-
day evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions and/or com-
ments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, Executive Director, at (863)
357-MAIN.



Community Events


Buckhead VFW planning dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 at, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold
their annual ham dinner oh Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon until 4 p.m.
for a suggested donation. The dinner is open to the public and tickets
are riot required. Entertainment will be provided by Don and Kim.
Applications will be taken for the post and the ladies' and male auxil-
iary. For information, call Don South or Phyllis Fish at (863) 467-2882.
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.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Dec. 11, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext 273, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 (c)(3)
not-for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar
Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the importance
of financial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okee-
chobee community.


Community Events

Main Street mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's December mixer will be hosted by
Syble's Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Ave., on Dec. 5 from 5 until 7 p.m.
The mixer is open to OKMS members and the public. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Hospice offers lunch to medical personnel
Hospice of Okeechobee will be serving lunch to all medical
staff in Okeechobee on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and Thursday, Dec. 7,
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The event is free and lunch
will be served at the Festival of Trees in the Blue Volunteer Build-
ing next to The Hamrick Home at 411 S.E. Fourth St. The Hospice
of Okeechobee staff would like to thank you for all that you do to
help those in need of medical care in our community. To RSVP,
contact Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
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
meeting is open to the public. For information, contact executive
director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory Board
will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open
to board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-
1977, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Aging agency board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
board of directors meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m.
at the West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach. Contracts requiring the expenditure of funds are a
regular agenda item of this meeting. For information, call Vivian
Pfau at (561) 684-5885.
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will have a special one-day yard sale
on Friday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition, you will
have the opportunity to view the Christmas trees that are part of
the Festival of Trees. Admission to the Festival of Trees is free. The
yard sale will be held outdoors near the Blue Volunteer Building
next to Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For informa-
tion, contact Rhonda at ,(863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

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 Christmas Parade. A
plaque will be awarded to the winner. For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street executive director Lydia 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 infor-
mation, 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.
Parents are welcome to return at 2 p.m. for a children's perform-
ance. 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 Brbugh 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, begin-
ning 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.
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.

Hospice hosting Festival of Trees
Hospice of Okeechobee is again sponsoring the Festival of
Trees. The event features a display of 100 ornately decorated
trees and other Christmas items. Admission to the Festival of
Trees and The Country Store is free. Hours are 10 a.m. until 7
p.m. weekdays, and noon until 5 p.m. on the weekends. The Fes,
tival of Trees will end Sunday, Dec. '10, at 5 p.m. It is held at the
Blue Volunteer Building next to The Hamrick Home, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, contact Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or
(863) 697-1995.
Free nutritional class offered
Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W.N. 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4320.


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Submihed photo/Darlene Bass
Newt Mattson, a member of the Brahman rodeo team,
brought home the bull riding championship title from the two-
day rodeo held in Hilliard last weekend. He finished in first
place on Saturday and tied for third place on Sunday to
cement the championship.


Brahman Logan Coker placed first in the bull riding competi-
tion on Sunday at Hilliard to give him a tie for third place in
the average for the weekend.


Brahman rodeo team does well in Hilliard


Nr,-'%,t Ml.is:,n, a mffneitiel Ol the
Bi.jhrIriian ide:' ieani, brought
horrne a chnarripiinrhiip ritle in bull
riding Irn:m the Hilliard t',.:'-da\
rodeo Ilast w-eekend. Other mern-
b .ls ,f the Ieamri placed t.ell in
inI-er resp,-,.-tnee eri:is
Pole benjiing-Shelby Cardenri
firnish-d in sl.th place on Saturday,
pilaciiL her I lIh in the average or
the \ iekend Brearnne Lee took
I1)h place o:n ,a.tur.da .. placing her
lMth in the aieiaciie lor the week-
end.
Breakaway-Jessica Ziglar took
ninth place on Saturday, placing
her 15th in' the average for the
weekend.
Goat tying-Jessie Cofield placed
10th on Saturday, placing her 13th
in the average for the weekend.
Bareback-Jacoby Johns tied for
second place on Saturday, placing
him third in the average for the
weekend.
Bull Riding-Newt Mattson place
first on Saturday and tied for third
on Sunday, placing him first in the
average for the weekend. Logan
Coker placed first on Sund aI, gi\

OHS Winter
Sports.
Schedules

Lady Bralmaiias soccer
: .(JV time is listed first, followed.
,,,.. sil-\ l i e i '.m .. *. ,.r. .. :.t
21.11i ''
Dec. 7: vs. Fort' Pierce West-
wood 5 p.m. (varsity only)
Dec. 15: vs. Treasure Coast 5/7
p.m.
Dec. 16: at Ft. Pie ce Westwodd
-9/11a.m.
Dec. 18: vs. Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m.
2007
Jan. 4: vs. John Carroll,- 4/6 p.m.
Jan. 8: at Lake Placid 6/7:30
p.m.
. Jan. 9: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence-TBA
Brahmans wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
teams)
2006
Dec. 6: Sebastian River Dual at
SBHS- 7 p rni.
Dec. 9: Bii Lake Classic at OHS -
10a ni
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake
Tournament at OHS- 10a.m.
Dec. 16: Battle on the Lake Girls
T-,urniament at- 10 a.m.
Jan. 3: St. Lucie Centennial Dual
at SCHS- 7p.m.
Jan. 6: Hendry County Tourna-
ment at HCHS- 10 a.m.
Jan. 6: Vero Beach Girls' Tour-
nament at Vero Beach 10 a.m.
Jan. 10: Ft. Pierce Central Tour-
nament (JV) at OHS- 7 p.m.
Jan. 13: Martin Couity Dual
Tournament at MCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 13: Harmony Girls' Tourna-
ment at Kissimmee 10 a.m,
Jan. 20: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence at OHS- 10 a.m.
Jan. 25: Vero Beach Dual at
VBHS 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Polk County Tourna-
ment at PCHS in Lakeland 10 a.m.
Jan. 27: Girls State Tournament
at Kissimmee 10 a.m.
** Jan. 31: Treasure Coast Dual
at OHS-7 p.m.
Feb. 3: District Tournament at
South Fork- 10a.m.
Feb. 9-10: Regional Tourna-
ment-Palm Bay- noon
Feb. 14-18: State Tournament-
Lakeland noon
**Parent and Senior Night
Lady Brahmans
basketball
(JV times are first followed by
varsity times)
2006
Dec. 7: at Suncoast- 5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 12: at Jensen Beach -
5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 14: vs. Inlet Grove varsity
only, 6 !5.m.
Dec. 15: at Sebastian River -
5:30/7 p.m.
Dec. 20: at Clewiston 6/7:30
p.m.
Dec. 28: Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament- TBA
Dec. 29: at Forest Hill for Christ-
mas Tournament TBA


ing him a Lie for third place in the
Average lor the wveekenrd.
Call Roping-Nick Mazzilli
placed first on Saturday, tbing him
lor fourth in the average for the
weekendd .
Team roping-J.R. Gomez and
Hilliard Gopher placed fourth on
Saturday and seventh on Sunday,
placing them fourth in the average
for the weekend.
The team still has a %er\ busy
schedule and a lot of traveling to
do. Please note the new dates for


our athletes \\ho perform in the
cutting eent. The remainder of the
rodeo team's schedule is Dec. 17-
Cutting only-Ne\\ Smyrna Beach;
Jan. 6, 2007-Davie; Jan. 27, 2007-
Okeechobee: Jan. 28, 2007-Cutting
onl\-Adams Ranch, Ft. Pierce; Feb.
2, .3 and 4, 2007-Pensacola tri-state
with Ala., Tenn., Miss., and Fla.i:
Feb. 16, 17 and Is, 2007-Jack-
sonmille 'tri-state with Ga., ,Ala., S.C.
and Fla .; Feb. 23 and 2-1, 200T7
Ocala; March 10 and 11 ,22007-Pier-
son; March 10-Cuttiung will follow


the rodeo thai day in Pierson:
March 24 and 25, 2007-Lakeland;
April 7, 2007.Green Cove Springs:
April 2.S and 29, 2 i7-\\'lliston,
May 5 and 6, 2007-Live Oak (tenta-
ine.i; and June 7-10, 2007-State
Firnals.Siler Spurs Arena, Kissim-
mee.
There is still time to sign up with
the Florida High School Rodeo
Association. Contact Darlene Bass
at is63) i.3--5 15 it \cou aie inter-
ested in joining or lor infornm-ationr
about the team.


Sports Briefs

O.C.RA. plans Team Trail banquet place at the Scott Driver facility
directly across the street from
monthly meeting changes location Okee-Tantie Caimpn-igiourid and
O.C.R.A. will conduct its The Okee-Tantie Team Trail Marina. Weigh-ins are scheduled to
monthly meeting on Wednes- banquet, originally scheduled- to begin at 3p.m.
day, Dec. 6, at 7:30 -p.m. at the take place; at the new Scott Driver Adult baseball
Okeechobee Sports Complexfacility, will take place at the Okee-
Okeechobee Sports Complex, chobee Civic Center on Friday, Dec. players needed
580 N.W. 27th Lane. 8, beginning' at 6:30 p.m. The Adult (18 and over) players are
Annual nominations for new Trail's year-end Classic will take wanted for a men's baseball team.
directors will take place at that place on Saturday and Sunday, If interested, contact George at
time. Dec. 9 and. 10. Weigh-ins will take (863) 634-7657.

OG & CC Weekly Results

P.I.G.S. League dosh and (17) George Guydosh. Smet.
Dec. 1: First place-George Nov. 28: (Low Putts) First
Nov. 28: First place-Max Sher- Goudy. Second place-John Nick- place-JoAnne Waites. Second
ry. Second place-Ida Curtis. Last elson. Last place-Bob Bain. Clos- place-(tie) Phyllis Koff, Fran Dierig
place-Sunni Adams. Closest to est to pin-(2) Ron Hetling, (8) Ben and- Dale Bryant. (Chip ins)
pin-(2) Russ Adams, (8) J.W. Burdeshaw, (11) Vinnie Malone JoAnne Waites (11), Saba Curran
Cain, (11), Terry Adams and (17) and (17) Kenny Curran. (1), Phyllis Koff .(14) and Penny
Terry Millette 'King (18).
Nov. 29: First place-Joe O.L.G.A. Nov. 30: (Two-person team,
Albrechta. Second place-George Nov. 14: (Poker Hand) First alternate shot) First place-Diane
Guydosh. Last place-Ron Hetling. place-(tie) Shirley Esterline, Phyl- "Smet and Nancy McAlinden. Sec-
Closest to pin-(2) Ron Hetling, (8) lis Koff and Joanne Waite. Second ond place-Shirley Esterline and
Russ Adams, (11) George Guy- place-(tie) Fran Dierig and Diane Dale Bryant.'



























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C of C membership meeting is planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general member-
ship meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker will be Mary Anne
Swinford, director of Big Lake Missions Outreach and their 12th annual
toy drive for children in Okeechobee County. For information, call (863)
763-6464.
Ministry meeting planned
Hand and Hand Ministries (formerly Cowboys for Christ), located at
the Palmdale Community building at the corner of Fifth and Main, will
meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship. This will be fol-
lowed by gospel music and the word at 7 p.m. Our guest this month will
be Tina Wills of LaBelle, who will be joined by the Freedom Fellowship
Ministries/Praise and Worship team. For information, call (863) 612-0640.
Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W 16th
St., for a Christmas tea.. Following that will be a discussion of "Pope Joan"
by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and discuss books is wel-
come. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Church hosting live nativity
Hobp Sound Bible Church will present a dramatized live nativity at
11295 S.E. Gomez Ave. in Hobe Sound on Dec. 15,16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.
For information, call (772) 546-5696.

Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata. The
rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend before Christmas
Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be able to match pitch and read
music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun. Winter
residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms. Perry at (863)
634-7714.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations for
the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the Chamber
of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to
Shriner programs.
Sacred Heart hosting Christmas celebration
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will present "Christ-
mas Around the World," an outdoor, multi-dimensional Christmas Nativi-
ty celebration on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 until 7 p.m. Admission and
parking are free. For information, call (863) 763-3727.
Church presenting Christmas drama
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will present
"Everything Glorious" an anointed praise and worship musical drama
for Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. It will be presented again
on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4127.
Christmas boat parade slated
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will have their lighted Christmas Boat
Parade on Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade will form at 5:30 p.m. behind the'
Burger King on S.R. 70. It will then proceed down Taylor Creek to the
lock, then left to the VFW or Butch's Backyard Lounge. Butch's Red Neck
Yacht Club will fall in directly behind the Yatchette Club and non-club
members are welcome to decorate their boats and fall in with the parade.
For information, contact Bob Schultz at (863) 697-9571'or (863) 467-
7050
Toys for Tots toy drive under way m '
The annual Toys for Tots toy drive for underprivileged children in
Okeechobee County is currently under way and will end Wednesday,
Dec. 20. The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott
Ave., is a drop off point. For information, call the Chamber office at (863)
763-6464.
Outreach holding toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their 12th annual Christmas
toy dri e ffor the underprivileged children. It will take place now through
Dec. 22. They are in need of gifts and toys ranging, from baby to teen.
They also need donations of turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for
Christmas dinners. Businesses or families can adopt a family by calling
the mission. The gifts are given to the parents) to wrap and place under
the tree for Christmas morning. The outreach will accept store gift certifi-
cates, checks made payable to the mission, or cash and volunteers will
purchase the items needed. Receipts are available. Please make checks
out to Big Lake Missions Outreach and rail to P 0. Box 1663, Okee-
chobee, Fl.; qr, call (863) 763-5725.
Shriners selling Christmas tree
The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees from the parking lot of
their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec.;23. They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir
and Douglas fir trees ranging in size from 4 to 11 feet. They will deliver the
tree if the customer has no way to get it home.
Church plans special services
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will hold a,
special Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 24. One morning service will
be from 9:30 until 11 a.m., and candle light services at 5 and 7 p.m. For
information, call the church office at (863) 763-4021.
Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by the
SOkeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the American
Legion Fairgrounds Jan, 12,13 and 14,2007. There will be high wire acts,
aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show and an aerial rocket stars
thrill show. Adult, senior and children's advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6
at the Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information,
call the Chamber at (863.) 763-6464.
Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W, will host
Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For infor-
mation, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.
OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-MAIN.

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


Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2
and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-MAIN.
Bell ringers are needed
The Salvation Army is asking for help with its bell ringing effort this
Christmas season. If you, your business or organization can help fill our
schedule with bell ringers, please call Kip at (863) 357-0427, or Ron at
(863) 697-6221., We would like to encourage businesses and organiza-
tions to sign up as teams. Pick a day and let your associates cover one of
our locations and get in the Christmas mood helping us help our com-
munity.
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thurs-
day evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions and or
comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams, executive director, at
(863) 357-MAIN,


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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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,

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers, a
service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identify
children up to 21 years of age
who may need special education
services. The primary focus is on
3, 4 and 5-year-old children not
yet in a school setting. Child Find
provides free screenings on
speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing..For
information, contact Kathy Wall
at (800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
: Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ihg the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent'and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)
467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and on Sat-
urday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
. S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such' equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning, afternoon, and
evening shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby
desk at Raulerson Hospital for a
Volunteer Application. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) began in
June.


You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children
are abused or neglected each
year. When families fail to care
for their children, the. question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us.
You can help abused and neg-
lected children by donating your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle to Kids In Distress
by calling (954) 390-7620. Kids
In Distress is a community-sup-
ported agency dedicated to the
care, treatment and prevention
of child abuse and neglect. They
have locations in Broward and
Palm Beach counties.


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Baby Car Seat, on road next to
the new Ag Center, sticker
on carrying handle, "que bien
Mama" (863)634-5559 Beth.
BEAGLE, Female, in Bassinger
area, week of 11/20/06, call
to identify. (863)467-4823
CALICO CAT- Female, approx
.. 1 yr old. Vic. Division of Fo-
restry. Please call
(863)763-0215
DOG- mix breed, female,
brn/white spots, Found on
SR70 & 599. Call
(863)467-6472
LAB, Black: Found in vicinity
of 7th Ave. Please call to ID.
(863)763-2361/610-2360
MIXED DOG- Black with white
spots. Brown collar with
spikes. Vic. Four Seasons.
Call (863)357-7145

BLACK LAB- young male, re-
ward, Vic. of SW 15th ST &
10th Ave. (863)763-5392
dearly missed
CAT, vic. of Central Elemen-
tary School, light gray w/tan
stripes, answers to Raven.
(863)467-2156
DOG- Female, yellow leopard
cur, limp, needs meds, vicinity
of SR 78 & 29,(239)633-2512
or(863)673-4849
REWARD- Calico cat(f), 2 yrs,
white belly, black & orange
back & top of head, long
black tail. 863-467-0704
SHIH TZU PUP- 6 mos old,
red & white, missing from-
our front yard. Vic of NE sec-
tion, behind ABC Liquor
(863)634-7214

CAT & KITTEN, 2 yr. old black
& white female, shots &
spayed & black kitten.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
CURR DOG, Female, 1 year
old. Kind of small. To good
home only. Will not hunt, I've
tried. (863)634-0971
HAMSTERS:2F, 1M Babies,
approx. 8 wks. old. Too
good home. (863)801-3942
LAB MIX- 2 yrs old, female,
spayed, good watch dog to
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AC TECHS & HELPERS
Commercial project located
in Sebring. Good pay and .
benefits package
Call Jim for an interview
772-221-1660
ACCEPTING
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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.
FULL TIME STYLIST NEEDED
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(863)763-0404 or 634-1263
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


Single Copy Delivery
in Okeechobee
The Ft. Pierce Tribune is
looking for someone to
deliver newspapers to
racks & stores in the early
morning hours as an
independent contractor.
Van, Truck or Large
SUV is required.
Valid FL Driver's License &
auto insurance is required.
Must be able to work 7
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daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 lbs. Apply to:
Jim Dodd at the Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 600 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more information.
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $8.00/hr
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT, P/T
Experience preferred. Competi-
tive pay. Send resume: PO Box
2744, Okeechobee, FL 34973
RECEPTIONIST
Needed in a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical
knowledge and experience
preferred, but will train on job.
Excellent benefit plan offered.
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immediate opening for an RN.
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training provided. Apply 201
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AGRICULTURAL INVESTIGATOR
Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Highlands Counties, has an imme-
diate
opening for an Agriculture Investigator. Qualified applicants
must be a current Certified Law Enforcement Officer and pos-
sess at least .5 years experience working in law enforcement
either serving as an Agricultural Deputy or Fish & Game Wildlife
Officer.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid
vacation and h holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume to dch.hetherton@lykes.com or fax to (863)465-1672.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
/ Affirmative Action / Durg Free Workplace, M/F/D/V.


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


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

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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



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

Buying a car? Look In the
classlfieds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-
gods.


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


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Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call 863-761-7976


Merchandise

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Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasaware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, LiUnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo 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
Sears old. Fire engine, car.
600 will separate.
863-467-1325


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
WASHER & DRYER: Good
working condition. $150.
(863)634-5236
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Good shape. $175 for both.
(863)675-3976
WASHER/DRYER- LG, Under
warr. til '09. Like new. Pd.
$2000. Asking $800 or best
offer. (239)867-6351


RICYf'e Womens beach
'*'< purple
S' $50

LOW RiUEn BICYCLE- Like
new condition. Burgundy &
chrome. $200.
(863)697-2032


SCHWINN BIKES (2) brand
new, never on road, 1 mans,
1 womans, $250 for both
will sell sep (863)763-8225



SHED- 10 x 12, double door,
alum roof & siOirmg, wireil
ramp, $1400
(863)763-6901



COMMERCIAL SINK, 3 com-
partment, stainless steel.
$100u 863)351-6113

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
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Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
WATER PUMP- /2 hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415


BED- RACECAR, Little Tikes,-
Oiue. rea only. etcelleni con-
diTrion, $i50. 86'3i634-3069
CAR SEAT- Even-hIo. e..ceieni-
condition, pink w/.detachable
base $30 (863)983-6310 after
4 PM


CLOTHES- Little Girls, Size 2T,
Never wnrh. 20'uoutfits toial
5$130.(863)357-1048
MENS MOTORCYCLE JACK-:
ET, Black leaner, wirn pon-
cros & Iringe, size -4 $150'
863)357-0344


BASEBALL COLLECTION: 12
Autographed. Most in cases.
Mint condition. $2500 for the
complete set. (863)357-0125
BASEBALL/FOOTBALL CARD
over 3000 $800 or best of-
fer(863)467-1374
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare Items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg, (863)467-0627
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $100.
(863)467-5052
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$950 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
STEELERS SPORTS COLLEC-
TION w/Jersey, Shirt, Cap &
Bear. All in 1 package. $70
(863)357-0125
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
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
ware, extra ink, $30
(863)467-7415


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 .
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
COFFEE TABLE- 3x5 glass,
black frame, very pretty, $25
(863)302-1126


COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$150 tor set, (863)675-4098:
everiings '"
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table; chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
;(863)674-0467
COUCH & 2 WING BACK
CHAIRS, IVORY, Egyptian cot-
ton w/cherry wood trim, exc.
cond., $400. 863-763-0583
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Floral
Print, Matching. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)467-8223
DESK, 6 drawers. $20
(863)946-1189
DESK, HUTCH & matching
wood file cabinet. Excellent
.condition $100..
(863)634-5236
DINETTE SET (5) piece,
glass top w/ iron chairs, $300
(863)228-3651
DINING TABLE, Glass top,
Metal legs (Metallic look). With
6 chairs. Like heW.' $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
SSTANDS, '$50 fornall.
. (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
.iew $4501i8631634-5225
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat, chair, all recline, oak
coffee & 2 end tables. $500
(863)675-5865'8am-5pm
LOVESEAT W/MATCHING
CHAIR- excellent condition
$475 (863)673-4942
PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
chobee area.
SINGLE BED, Frame, Box
springs & mattres's 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 wiin 4 match-
ing Windsor back chairs. $250
neg. (863)763-2458
.WING BACK CHAIR, blue/bur-
gundy/green check, asking
50. (863)675-4098



GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag,. putter & Callaway
BB #1. $175.863-946-3123


GUN CABINET: Holds 10,
guns. Has 4 shelves & 1
drawer. $90. (663)467-1401
GUN CASE- 2 rifle, locking,
hard sided, gray, $50
(863)763-4098
GUN CASE, Aluminum, Holds
2 scope guns, excellent con-
dition. $65 (863)357-5754
HAND GUN- Springfields Ar-
mory Ultra compact model
1911A1 45 cal. Auto. Ported
$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 tD,, $450
(863)467-2315
WINCHESTER- Ranger 30-30,
mint cond., SKS many ac-
cess, $1000 for both will sep
(863)763-2032 IVmsg



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
(863)673-2896 ask for Vicki



Gas Heater, Empire Comfort
Sys.used 1 sa.s., i,00 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
Sbox. $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
WHEEL CHAIR,'Elec., Metallic
Maroon. Used 10 hrs. Brand
newly 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,
I brand new, 1 used, $900
will sell separately.
(863)467-2156
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
sflleodn."


CAMERA PHONE- Nextel 1850,
New in box $250.
(863)634-7125
DONATIONS NEEDED
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
FISH TANK- 55 gal., stand and
accessories, $75
(863)610-5237
TANNING BED- Soltech, 28
bulb, Commercial or residen-
tial. Excellent condition.
$1800. (863)634-1263
TANNING BED- Sun Star, 32
bulb, (3) facial tanners,
bulbs recently replaced,
$2400 (863)453-5599
WELDER PRO SYSTEM- like
new, $200 firm.
(863)763-4132 or
863)634-2171


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


AMAZON PARROT- Male,
Double Yellow Head Cage
included. $650.
(863)467-1950
AQUARIUM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $75!
863-675-2216
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 incid $275 cash.
(863)357-0037
COCKATIELS, (2), breeder
pair, with large-cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer.
(863)697-3346
DOG BOX for small truck, 2
gates, 2 sides, $300 or best
offer. (863)697-3346
FISH TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or best offer. (863)673-2896
ask for Vicki
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS,
parents on premises, CKC, 4
& 1 F. Vet checked & shots.
$550 each. (863)824-6781
KERR BULL MASTIFF MIXED
PUPS- 7 wks old, Beautiful
& friendly. $20.
863-537-1203.
PUG- 10 weeks old, fawn col-
or, all shots up to date, $400
(239)986-9348
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- Male, 5
mo., 7lbs, Neutered, All
shots, No papers. $250.-
l1630467.14448
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 8 wks.
old, wormed. Adorable, must,
seel $300 for Females, or
Males. (863)675-7105


SATELLITE DISH, New, Single
LMB. $25 or best'offer.
1863i82-4-080i



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





OpenBoack Doll Hoou
house makes it easy to build a
measure for a special little
one this holiday season. Th
completed project stands
about 25 inches tall by 25
inches wide by 14 -inches
deep.
Open-Back Doll Hon.e plan
(No. 411) .. $8.95h
Dollhouses Package
Three projects incl. 411
(No. C113). $19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) .. $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss, clip
and send with check to;'
$ U-BUd, 15241 Stag St.,
Van Nuys,. CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address., and the
name of this new8s3 Der
Allow 1-2 weeks or deliverty.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u.blld sum
luile,s Back Curanluee



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


ANTENNA, New! 5 ms 9000 ir,
Directional, Amplified, In-
door/Outdoor w/internal ro-
tor. $139. (863)763-7989 .
HD PROJECTION TV- 55" ask-
ing $500 or best offer
(863)983-5364
TV, 2005, ILO,ILO, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841
Find It faster Sell It soon-
er In the classmieds


BENCH SAW, Craftsman, 10",
lhp w/miter cut & rail. $100
(863)467-1401
COMPOUND MITER SAW,
; Dewalt, used once, $300 or
best offer. (863)697-8837
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
.portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$800 (863)697-8837
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
SORREL QH BROODMARE- 12
yr old, e.c bloodlines
stocky, exp rider needed
$1500 (863)254-3926



BAR-B-Q Grill, All stainless
%ieel. cormileie w/bottle. Like
new $175(863)610-1120
CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Crafts-
man 3 way yvsiem, new
'Lorailion. $250
(863)674 0467
LAWN MOWER- Self pro-
Spelled, very good condition,
$125 (8631763-8225 or
863)61 0-0530
MOWERS, Huskee G/T 5.4"
cut, runs good, Honda mower,
needs deck, $750 for both, will
sep., (863)697-9704
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 22",
np. e..celient condition $40
(863)763-4098
RIDING MOWER, O Dor, wiiri
15 Srp Crarismnjr new mo
ior $300 2391986.0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
battery. $250
(239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: MURRAY,
46", Good condition. $300
Firm. (863)697-1555
TORO ZTR MOWER, like new.
$1695. (863)467-8683'



CANARY ISLAND DATE
PALMS: 7 gallon...over
stocked. $8 each. Stock #
47233854. (863)634-3300


Rentals

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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, lba, 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
vldp5surfinthenet.net
N. OF OKEE., New lbr, lba,
Private dock. Furnished, incld.
Util & Dish TV. No pets. $700
mo. (863)467-1950
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, In
Kings Bay, No pets. $850.
mo. + $850. Sec. Dep.
(863) 697-8728.
OKEECHOBEE: Lake Access
Large 1BR in town, furnished,
no pets, $750/month + 1st,
sec. & utilities. 863-634-0322



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


BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1/2Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1200. mo. + 1st, last
&sec.561-795-4425
krisdags@aol.com ,


Agriculture



Christmas 11res 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farn0 Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mo"U Hom R-64t 2Q15
Mobile Homne Rent20
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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
Okee, 441 & 15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $600 sec. dep.
(863)467-6300


CBS, 2 Bedroom, 2
Bathroom Home w/
1 Car Garage in
King's Bay
$1,100lmonth
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, 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.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
garage, lake access w/dock.
$1400/mo. Call Kelly
(863)697-1339
RENT TO OWN:
In Town, 3 BR, 1 BA, Carport.
Completely remodeled. Lg Lot
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1300 mo. with $300
going towards down payment.
Call 863-467-0128
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
mini $850. mo.. + isi, Lasi
& Se[ (72)971-9474T or
(772)349-1006



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy 31i863)467-083l
a Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450S.E. downstairs &
(1)900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
(863)467-0831


OKEECHOBEE- 4br house full
hse'prv W.'O. pool, qr.3gr,
$600'mo + 1.50 uli. 6 mos
ease 561)25-19326


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week.
plus deposit, utilities included.
+. (863)467-0771



EXCEPTIONAL!!!!
RENTALS &WATERFRONT
PROPERTIES
FOR SALE (863)467-8683

Real Estate




Sae 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses.. Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House. 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
* Extedor 115K. Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495
REDUCED Under:Appraisal
CBS 3br, iba, 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. Ca.II Gayla
715-891-1476 or. Beth
352-274-0598


SFt., Sleeps 6, Great condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
Call Kenny (772)260-4792


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 $100 (863)824-0801


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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.
(863)763-6232
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $475. mo. includess
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
Doublewide used homes
available, 3BR/2BA.,
Financing available if you
own your lot with low
down payments. Call
(863)675-4848
HOMES OF MERIT
Regir.orl Modr-l Cernlr
SpeaiMIzng in Cusirjm Orders
SCal Mike ai 72-663-1700
If you live in an old Mobile
Home, rtui own your Ijnd,
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
LORIDA- Nice '05, 28 .ftmob
home w. ras. 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
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adoull parl,. Fully lurlisried.
Cen.AiC-nile. 60' carpuri,
scrm rm. 10630' Shed 12,14.
$20.500 (863)763-2318'
We specialize in Homes
of Merit Special Orders.
Orive j Il1Ot, Sdvf d Ia
Call 863-675-8888.
Many Models in stock.

Recreation



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



AIR BOAT: 12 Ft., Fiberglass,
150 gp, 2 Poly Mare, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny
17721260-4792
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
snp. $1600. or best offer.
1863j634-2582
BOAT: 05, 18 Ft., Aluminum,
90 rip Yamaha w/Center Con-
sole Factory warrantee. Like
new' $8,775.561-346-6476
EXTENSION BAR for pulling
boai or trailer. Asking $100.
(8631357-6113
PONTOON BOAT, 20ft., 50hp
rnoio 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
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582


CAMPER: 1999 Challenger, 32 ft,
large slide out, solid oak cabi-
nets, c/a & heatL Like new! Must
sell! Call Bill 863-763-4464
Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. 863-610-1120
RV- '98 REXAIR 39', Fully
loaded. Low mi. & '88 Elk-
heart 38' 5th Wheel. Slide
outs on both (863)467-1209
SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
work .$750. or best offer.
863-634-7780
TRAVEL TRAILER 1995, 26


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CONTINENTAL 220 GPU-
Good condition. New oil
rings. $2500, or best offer.
(863)357-5755


DIRT BIKE: 2004 Suzuki 85 L,
Only used 10 hours. $1700.
(863)634-0856
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gasll
$2500 (863)357-3773



BI-FOLD RAMPS- For Dirt-
blkes/4 Wheelers. Brand
new. $125. (863)763-2007
CAMO 4 WHEELER '06- 70CC,
great kids gift, we are just
upgrading $500 neg.
(239)633-7173 MooreHaven
DIRT BIKE, Powersport, 70cc.
Brand new. $550 or best
offer. (863)675-0506 or
(863)675-3978
FOUR WHEELER, '06, 70cc,
upgrading, camo color, $500
or best offer. 239-633-7173
askfor Sam.
GO CART: 1 sweater, 6.5. $300.
863-357-0999
GO CART- runs, $300
(863)634-7706
HONDA 4 WHEELER- '05,
300TRX, Red & black, Runs
good. $2500. Firm.
(863)697-2032 .
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
.dition. Great holiday gift!
Price reduced to $2000.:
(863)467-0109
YAMAHA. 2004 KODIAK 400
4x4, Auto., Blue, Excellent
condition. $3700
(863)673-4405 LaBelle


Automobiles

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BUICK CENTURY STATION
WAGON, '95, very clean,
$2500:(863)946-0355
BUICK ESTATE WAGON- '90
only made 1 year, $1000. or
best offer (863)763-2890
CAMARO- 94- 143k miles,
18" mag wheels, 210" sub-
woofers, CD, low profile tires
$2000 (863)467-0466
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'92, clean car, good trans-
portation, 100k ml., $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
CHRYSLER LEBARON 1989
Convertible, $1500.
863-824-6112/772-349-8637
CORVETTE '84, 85k original
miles, needs paint & Interor,
runs good. $4000 neg,
(863)763-5156
DODGE COLT, '88. low mile-
age, very g3od condition,
$800. or best of fe'r;
(863)697-3090
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0.
V8. auto.. low miles $1600
1863)675-7105


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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 TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k ml. 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-
orweekends
OLD'S DELTA EIGHTY-EIGHT,
'89, New tires, Runs good,
125K ml,' $850.
(863)697-0241
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
good on gas, excellent con-
diton, $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-6747
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Great condition. Great Christ,
ma s 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.
(8631634-4518
VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion 61K ml., $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.
FORD EXPLORER '97- 4x4,
parting out,all or parts $400
Call for details
(772)834-4235
NISSAN PATHFINDER '96
4x4, 6 cyl., Leather, Auto., All
power. Very nice. Everything
works $5500 (863)634-6235


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.
863-634-59%3
FORD F150 '7, Has blown
motor. $500 or best offer.
(8631484-0504


RADIATOR, For '92 Pontiac
Grand Am, brand new In box,
$100 or best offer.
(863)261-1872
RIMS & TIRES-: (4) proline al-
loy, 8 spoke, silver gray for 01
Nissan Altlma SE, $200 or
best offer (863)902-1159
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 9pm
TIRES (4), LT285/75/R16,
60% good, Bugshot Maxis
Mud ders, $150
(863)763-0852
TIRES121- MIchelin, 255/80R,
22 5 for RV $100 for pair.
-72-597-2426
TRUCK BED, 8 ft., fits '01
Dodge Ram, with bumper,
lights & bedllner. $900
(863)675-1862 n
TRUCK TOPPER: Red, Fiber-
glass, for Full Size (off a
Ford), $250. (863)257-3482
Frostproof.,
WEIAND TUNNEL RAM IN-
TAKE, wit' 2 4-barrel carbu.
retors. $400 (863)673-1258.
WHEELS & TIRES, Dodge
Ram, 2006, 265/70/17,
$450. Call 863-697-0424.


CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Fits
5x6Ft. Short Bed. Good con-
dition. $150. (863)675-2852
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, With
hydraulic lift dump bed.
$1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY '83, 1/2Ton, 350 auto.,
2wd, needs work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)763-0852
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
(863)697-9806
CHEVY P/U '81, Lots of new
parts, new tires, needs paint
job. $2000 or best offer.
(863)357-3773
CHEVY SILVERADO 2500 '88,
1 owner, cold a/c, $1200
(863)610-0732
DODGE 2500 SLT '01- Ext
cab., long bed, recessed ball
hitch, tow pkg, runs great,
cold air, 73K ml., $11,900
(863)983-5364
FORD BRONCO II '88- Good
body; Needs motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $200.
(863)467-4994
FORD F150 '92- 4x4, needs a
motor, body In excellent
cond., $1000 or best offer
(863)634-5289
FORD F150 94 XLT- P/W,
P/S, new tires, runs well,
good body,$2950 neg
(863)675-1168 .
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission $2000.
l863)612-1606


CHEVY BLAZER- 85, K5 Mud
truck, 6" lift. 36" ifres. 305 v8,
GM 14 bolt rea- $1800. Call
for more inti, 8631697-3865.
CHEVY TAHOE '02, 49k miles,.
lois of emtras, excellent cond
$21,000 2391707-1848


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NOTICE OF SALE
Pursuant to FL ST 713.585,. Auto Lien & Recovery Experts w/Power of Attorney, will
sell the following vehicles to the highest bidder to satisfy lien. All auctions held
with reserve as s where s, Cash or Certified funds. Inspect 1 week prior at lienor
facility. Interested parties call 954-893-0052.
Sale date 1228/06 @ 10:00 am,
Auction will occur where each vehicle is located under License AB0000538. Be ad-
vised that owner or lienholder has a dght to a hearing pdrior to the scheduled date
of sale by filIng with Clerk of Courts. Owner/llenholder may recover vehicle with-
out Instituting judicial proceedings by posting bond as per FL ST 559.917; 25%
buyer premium additional Net proceeds In excess of lien amount will be deposited
wih the Clerk of Court.
#OKED104 lien amt$8859.35 2004 OODGE40DVln #1B3EL46X94N100407
Reg: Maggie Larm of 3738 NW 1 st St., Okeechobee
Cu: Maggie Laraof 3738 NW 1st St., Okeechobee
h.: rst BankTrust Com. of IN o PO Box 365, Indlantown
Uenor: Lehman Auto Body Inc., 265 US Highway 98 N, Okeechobee
Phone: 863-467-1691..
AUTO LIEN & RECOVERY EXPERTS, INC.
PO Box 813578, Hollywood, FL 33081-0000
179670 ON 12/5/06
REQUEST FOR BIDS RFB) 6000000051/BC101510.
STA 1E PUBLIC USE FACILITIES, PALM BEACH COUNTY,FLORIDA
The South Floridda Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office,'B-1 BId., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for STA 1E Public Use Facilltes, Palm Beach County, FL on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 3, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read. Project involves recreational enhancements to a Storm-
water Treatment Area (STA) -1E & Includes earthwork pave/unpaved arking
area, concrete sidewalks, information kiosks (with sheerr, bathrooms & land
scape Improvements. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held Monday, De-
eamber 18,2006 at 10:30 a~m. at S5A Conference Room. From 1-95 go west
on Southern BlvdJSR 80,.S-5A Is lust past Lion Country Safad on left side. For di-
rections call (561) 791-4100. Sip. velltwllllesmmedlatefyfll iw.
All bids must conform tothe Instructions n the Request for Bidders (RFB), Interest-
edrespondents may obtan a copy of the complete RFB by downcloadng t for free
at w t lwm v purchasing a setfor $36.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 62-639, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472.6290. The
public is invited to attend the bid opening, Inrormelon on the statue of this 1-
o eltetln n be obtaeled ateourweb cite- wwwwd.gov.-
178936 ON 12/5/06


JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo,
'98. Exc. cona., V-6. All pwr
Cruise, A/C, 128K. $5,500
neg 863-763-3191,697-6680
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mis, like new cona.,
$20,000 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell Okeechobee


TRAILER HITCH: Draw Tight,
$35. 8631467-6148


UTILITY TRAILER- 12x20, air-
cond, carpet, asking $8000
(863)763-9527
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x 1 dove-
i tall, all metal! construction,
new lights, new wires $400
(863)467-6475


CHEVY 15 PASSENGER VAN
'93- cold air; $2490
(8631673-0782


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

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Community Events


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


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

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

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, ever' other week until the first of the year,
from 9 a m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.

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

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

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

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonskl
Most impressive third place
The Wichman family received third place honors in the
"Most Impressive Scene" category of the ninth annual
Holiday Stroll in the Park competition, The entries are on
display at the west end of Flagler Park.


Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Health\ Start Coalition will be offering '
parenting-7education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women aid parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
registration.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from
7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School.. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863),
763-0437. -

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of, a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade, To become a part of the committee or to place an entry of a
. float, vehicle, horses, groups, etc. call George Robinson at (863)
610-0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florid&'s Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U,S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
Yott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2.
p.m. The month of August array be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and.conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID'is needed for all donors. .

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has serm ices avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currentlylhas 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit aka provide supervision: for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services; aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side.
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
A gardener's paradise
The Master Gardeners club created a gardener's paradise
with their Christmas tree decorated with butterflies, birds
and birdhouses placed in a decorated wheelbarrow with a
beautiful, poinsettia. This tree and many others can be
seen and bid on through silent auction at the blue volun-
teer building next to The Hamrick Home at 411 SE 4th
Street. For more information, contact Rhonda at 467-2321.


Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W.Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 .c) (3.) organization is looking for Iwo
..to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7
p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set
an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering.free adult basic
education GED and English a's a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes. Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536,

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Third place honors
Okeechobee Main Street was awarded third place in the
"Best Non-Religious Theme" category of the Holiday Stroll
In the Park competition held at the west end of Flagler Park.




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