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Vol. 97 No. 340 Wednesday, December 6, 2006 __50t Plus tax


Briefs

The spirit
of the season
Is your house decorated
for the holidays?
If so, call our offices at
(863) 763-3134 and give us
your address. We'll then
publish it in this spot so
everyone in the community
can drive by and enjoy your.
festive decorations.
Our offices are open
Monday Friday, 8 a.m. until
5p.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.W. 17th St.
605 N.W. 17th St.
11087 N.E. 1st Way

Inside

Brahmans lose
in overtime 63-61
The Okeechobee Brah-
man hoopsters blasted
down the court to take an
early lead in Friday night's
match up with the Jensen
Beach Falcons. The Falcons
began to whittle away at the
Brahmans' 10-0 lead, but by
the end of the first quarter
the Brahmans still led 15-10.
Page 5

IRCC presents
holiday shows
Indian River Community
College OnStage will pres-
ent a December lineup of
shows sure to delight any
audience.
On Pec., 6, 7, 8, and 9 at 7
p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.,
IRCC will present Louisa
May Alcott's novel "Little
Women" in the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center. While their
father is away fighting in the
Civil War, Meg, Jo, Beth and
Amy, under the watchful eye
of their mother, are chal-
lenged by dwindling
resources and tested by the
rigors of growing up.
The show is appropriate
for all ages. Tickets are $12.
Page 12


Drought Index
Current: 633 .
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.20 feet


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

Index


Limits on water use issued


SFWMD urges
area residents
to conserve water

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In .central Florida it seems
there is either feast or famine
with water. When there is too
much water, there is the prob-
lem of storage of excess water.
When there is not enough water,
it must be rationed.
We are now in a time of
water shortage that is affecting
water consumers as well as
boaters. Because of current con-


editions, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
has issued water restrictions for
our area.
Those residents' with even
numbered houses are restricted
to using sprinkler systems and
washing their cars between 4
and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday
and Sunday. They can also hand
water their lawn or wash their
cars between 5 and 7 p.m. on
those same days.
Residents in odd numbers
houses can only use a sprinkler
system or wash their cars on
Monday, Wednesday and Satur-
day from 4 to 8 a.m. They can
manually water their lawn or
wash their cars on those days in


the evening between 5 and 7
p.m.
These restrictions apply to all
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) customers and to those
people on the northern shore of
the lake who use water from
lakes and canals. Well water is
not affected by the water ban.
At this time, commercial car
washes are encouraged to limit
passenger vehicle washings to
75 gallons per wash, and other
businesses that use water are
asked to conserve.
The reason for the conserva-
tion measures is the, lack of
rainfall and the extremely low
See Water Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Okeechobee Utility Authority's water intake system on Lake
Okeechobee makes a convenient perch for these birds.
Lower lake levels have not yet affected the intake system.


129 citations


issue ed in


special patrol


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A total of 129 citations
were issued late last week by
various law enforcement per-
sonnel who
took part in
a saturation
patrol in
Okee-
chobee
County.
Accord-
ing to
Sergeant
Gary Bell of
the Okee- Esteban
chobee Villalpando.
County
Sheriff's Office. (OCSO), a
total of 31 officers were
involved in the patrol con-
ducted Friday, Dec. 1,
throughout Okeechobee
County. He said the officers
worked from approximately 8
p.m. until 3 a.m. ,
"We do this randomly


throughout the year," said
OCSO Lieutenant Billy
Markham. "We always try to
increase our patrol efforts dur-
ing the holiday season."
Joining with the 17 OCSO
deputies, were two officers
from the Okeechobee City
Police Department, three
deputies from the' Glades
County Sheriff's Office and
nine troopers from the Florida
Highway Patrol.
Besides the traffic citations,
there were also a total of 19
people arrested. There was
one felony arrest, while the
other 18 were misdemeanor
arrests. Some of the misde-
meanor arrests were on out-
standing warrants.
SEsteban Villalpando, 35,
S.W Second Way, was arrest-
ed on a felony charge of pos-
session of cocaine with intent
to sell and booked into the
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George Conger, Treasure Coast Hospices chaplain for
the Okeechobee area, spoke a message of hope at the
Tree of Life Ceremony held at the American Legion on
Monday, Dec. 4, while attendees placed ornaments on
the Christmas tree in remembrance of their loved ones.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Treasure C6ast Hospices
(TCH) held their Tree of Life Cer-
emony at the American Legion
on Monday, Dec. 4, where local
gospel group New Ground sere-
naded the crowd with Christmas
songs and stirred everyone's hol-
iday spirit,
The Tree qf Life Ceremony. is
highlighted by the lighting of can-
dles in honor and memory of
loved ones who have died.
Each person present held a
lighted candle to represent the
love that each person has for
their loved one. Together, all the
candles were raised high to show
how much love was shared
among them.
When one was ready, they
blew out their candles remem-
bering that their loved one's light
will always shine in their heart.
Dr, Lou Benson, CEO of TCH,
opened the ceremony by wel-
coming everyone and introduced
George Conger who gave a mes-
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Festive lights
This house on S.E. 29th Ct. in Treasure Island is decorated for the holiday season
complete with Santa and his reindeer flying across the sky.


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Local gospel group New Ground serenaded the crowd with Christmas songs at the
Treasure Coast Hospice's Tree of Life Ceremony at the American Legion on Monday,
Dec. 4, where they held a candle lighting ceremony in honor of loved ones who have
passed on. Members of New Ground are (left to right) Gerald Turner, Randy Whipple
and Rickey Smith.

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lake level.
The lake is 21 percent below
average for this time of year
according to SFWMD.
The lake is at 12.25. Last year
at this time, it'was at 16.64.
Meteorologists with SFWMD
have stated that the months of
October and November are the
driest on record since-1940 for the
16-county area served by
SFWMD. Total rainfall for the first
11 months of 2006 is the second
lowest on record district wide. It is
nearly equal to the record low of
38.31 inches set during the first 11
months of 1938.
"Coupled with a very dry year,
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SFWMD in a press release. "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 sea-
son and we should all do our part
within the home to practice more
aggressive water conservation."
"Right now we are trying to get
to get the word out," said Jesus
Rodriquez, lead media relations,
specialist with SFWMD. He said
that in a few weeks fines could be
imposed on violators. He asked
everyone to take the water restric-
tions seriously.
OUA executive director John
Hayford said the drought has not
effected their operations yet. He is
confident they will have no prob-
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draw water from the Rim Canal. if
necessary.
However, Mr. Hayford said
OUA is encouraging water con-
servation by any means possible.
There are many things con-
sumers can do inside the house to
conserve water such as never put-
ting water down the drain when
there may be another use for it,
checking for leaks, repairing drip-
pings faucets and using automatic
dishwashers and clothes washers
only when they are fully loaded.
Outside the house, consumers
can raise the lawn mower blade
to its highest level. This will
encourage grass roots to grow
deeper and help the soil to hold
more moisture. They can mulch
to retain moisture in the soil.
Water is also conserved when a
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The low water is also taking its
toll on area boat ramps. Lower
water levels have not affected the
boat ramps at Okee-Tantie Marina
and Campground. However, Ted
Miller, manager of J&S Fish
Camp, said his boat ramps have
been inoperable for about a
month due to low water.
Although he has not received
any reports of problems at the
county-owned boat ramp at
Jaycee's Park, county Parks and
Recreation director Daryl Engfin-
ger said he would not be sur-
prised if that were the case. He
said the ramp would be usable
until the water got down to about
10 feet.
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influence 3; moving violations
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limiting and or life-threatening ill-
nesses and those who share their
lives.
This year they celebrate their
Silver Anniversary, TCH is a not-
for-profit organization headquar-
tered in Stuart serving Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties
with additional offices in Port St.
Lucie, Ft. Pierce and Okeechobee.
TCH offers grief counseling
services, 'bereavement programs,
and caregiver support groups
through their Harbors Center for
Grief and Loss. They also host a
health and activity center that pro-
vides a day program for their
patients away from their home.
For information on volunteer-
ing, donating or receiving care
from TCH, call (863) 763-0707,
(800) 299-4677; or, gd to their
website at www.TCHospices.org.
The Okeechobee office is
located at 3543 U.S. 441 S.


violations 8; commercial truck
- 1; child restraint 3; registra-
tion/insurance 10; driver's
license violations 4; tag viola-
tions 4; and, warnings- 20.
"It was very successful," said
Sgt. Bell of the heightened
patrol.
Increased patrols such as this
are also intended to send a mes-
sage.
"We like to send a message to
the motoring public that we
would like to have a safe holiday
season," said Lt. Markham.
Neither Lt. Markham nor Sgt.
Bell knew when the nextsatura-
tion patrol would be staged in
Okeechobee County.


Community Events


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

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community oul-
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.

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.


YMS to host retirement party
I A retirement party for Gail Baker will be in the Yearling Middle
School library on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 3:45 p.m. She is retiring after
working as a teacher's aide for over 30 years. Anyone who knows her
is invited for cake, punch and to visit with Ms. Baker. Friends, family,
co-workers, former or present students and their parents are all wel-
come. She has worked at South Elementary School, Yearling Middle
School, Osceola Middle School and Okeechobee High School and has
taught summer school.

Ministry meeting planned
Hand and Hand Ministries (formerly Cowboys for Christ), located at
the Palmdale Community building at the corner of Fifth and Main, will
meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship. This will be
followed by gospel music and the word at 7 p.m. Our guest this month
will be Tina Wills of LaBelle, who will be joined by the Freedom Fel-
lowship 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
welcome. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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


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

Shriners selling Christmas trees
OKEECHOBEE The Shriners will be selling Christmas trees
from the parking lot of their building on U.S. 78 W. until Dec. 23.
They have Scotch pine, Fraser fir and Douglas fir trees ranging
in size from 4 to 11 feet. Prices range from $25 to $85.
They will deliver the tree if the customer has no way to get it
home.

Garbage won't be picked up Dec. 25
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced that
there will be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on Mon-
day, Dec. 25 Christmas Day.
All garbage pickups will be running one day behind: Monday,
Dec. 25, will be picked up Tuesday, Dec. 26; Tuesday, Dec. 26, will
be picked up Wednesday, Dec. 27; Wednesday, Dec. 27, will be
picked up Thursday, Dec. 28; Thursday, Dec. 28, will be picked up
Friday, Dec. 29; and Friday, Dec. 29, will be picked up Saturday,
Dec/30.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and
recyclables.

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


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Singing carols
Chorus members from all of the elementary schools participated in the Tree Lighting
Ceremony where they sang Christmas carols such as "Silent Night" led by all five ele-
mentary school music teachers.


Institute announces free seminars


NEW YORK, N.Y. For the
thirteenth straight year, the
Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History will sponsor
tuition-free, one-week summer
seminars across the U.S. and.
England!'for teachers at every
level. Partiqip nts recei'. e a $400
stipend, books, and room and
board. Public, parochial, inde-
pendent school teachers and


National Park Service employees
are eligible. Each seminar is lim-
ited to thirty participants by com-
petitive application.
Historians from universities
including Stanford, Columbia,
Yale, and the University of Vir-
ginia will lead seminars on top-
ics ranging from the Colonial
Era, the U.S. Constitution, and
the Underground Railroad to the


Great Depression, the Cold War,
and the Civil Rights Movement.
Applications must be post-
marked or submitted electroni-
cally by Feb. 15, 2007. For infor-
mation on how to apply, visit
www.gilderlehrman.org.
Founded in 1994,'the Gilder
Lehrman Institute of American
History promotes the study.and
love of American history.


Most everyone you see has a job
they go to work and do this job
the greatest part of their lives.
Most of their lives! That is a
pretty big statement. If you are
going to be doing something
.most of your life it should be
something you love and enjoy.
I'm sorry for the boy or girl
who picks a job simply for its
monetary rewards. Pay is cer-
tainly important, but the job
will eventually make the per-
son. A person who finds the job
that lets him feel he is doing
something gives him satisfac-
tion will be a happier and bet-
ter individual.
If you are spending your days
wondering about your "voca-
tion," then very likely you have
the wrong one.
Thought To Remember: "Not
only life but abundance... this is
everyone's need."



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Obituaries


Berinadine Dallwitz'
Bernadine Dallwitz, age 87, of
Okeechobee, died Dec. 4, 2006, at
Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center in Fort. Pierce.
Mrs. Dallwitz was born July 31,
1919, in Detroit, Mich. to Emile
and Alice Benard. She was a
homemaker having come to
Okbechobeefrom Jupiter in 2005.
Mrs. Dallwitz was a member of
the Okeechobee Red Hat Society
and was of the Catholic faith.
Mrs. Dallwitz was preceded in
death by her husband, Jerome
Dallwitz in 1977.
She i survived by: her son,..
Gerald (Patricia) Dallwitz of
Grand Blanc, Mich.; four daugh-.
ters, Patricia (James) Tenniswood
of Okeechobee, Suzanne Rober-
son of Pensacola, Deborah Lees
of Williamsburg, Va. and
* Gretchen Breeden of Jupiter; nine


grandchildren; and, 19 great-
grandchildren. -
The family will hold a memori-
al service at a later date.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
chobee.
James Gordon Lewis
James Gordon Lewis, age 81,
of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Dec. 4, 2006, at his home. Mr.
Lewis was born May 3, 1925.
He was a retired truck driver
having come from Dayton, Ohio
to Okeechobee in 1996. Mr. Lewis
proudly served our country in the
U.S. Army during WWII at the
Battle of the Bulge. He loved his
home and enjoyed camping and


traveling.
Mr. Lewis is survived by: his
wife, Ruth Lewis of Okeechobee;
three sons, Rick Lewis of Dayton,
Ohio, Donald Lewis and Ronald
Lewis, both of West Palm Beach;
two daughters, Ada Howard of
Dayton, Ohio and Phyllis Cobb of
Sugarland, Texas; seven grand-
children; nine great-grandchil-
dren; brother, Chesley Lewis of
Ohio; and, two sisters, Ada Lewis
*and Bonnie Lewis, both of Ohio.
No services or visitation will be'
held. Interment will be at Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
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to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
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GAS PRICES: The elections are over and the holidays are here, and
now there must be an'oil crisis somewhere. How else could the oil
companies justify raising gas prices? I certainly hope our newly elected
politicians can do better than the last ones that had control. We all
know what a disaster that was for us. Just so you know, I'm a regis-
tered Republican and they have done a lousy job.

BE POSITIVE: During the holiday season I would love to see Speak
Out devote one column a week to positive things instead of all the
complaining. Let's give thanks for what we have, and not worry about
what we want. As long as a roof is over our heads and we have food in
our belly, we should be very happy. Don't worry about other peoples'
lives, dirty canals or anything else.

DOGS: Well my problem is not with my garbage or my dog. My
garbage is in a can with a locking lid and I have never had the dogs turn
it over. My dog is in a fenced yard. But one of my neighbors puts out
the garbage in plastic bags and other neighbors let the dogs out to run,
and they tear up the garbage. The idea to take pictures may work, but
only if I see the dogs doing it and have the time to grab a camera. I just
wish people would have the sense to lock up their dogs, especially on
garbage day. The county has a leash law, but' you see dogs running
loose all the time.

RACOONS: It is not only the neighborhood dogs that get in the trash
it is the raccoons. Those little critters can unlock a locking trash can
top with no problem. Unfortunately, those that place their trash out in
the bags make it an open invitation to the dogs, raccoons and any
other animal. And if the trash is going to be put out a day or more earli-
er, you can bet are they inviting an open holiday feasting. As for the
BBs or the antifreeze, if it can be proved that someone has done this to
an animal, charges can be pressed as cruelty to animals. There has got
to be another way, although I khow this is another one of those age-
old questions still waiting to have an answer found.

BLEACH: We use to spray down our garbage can on garbage day
with bleach. After a few times of those critters sniffing that, and with
other neighbors doing the same thing, the dogs pretty well got the
message. Phew, ugh, and we had control, over the garbage situation.
Maybe y'all could give that a try?

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Community Events

Hospice hosting Festivalof Trees .
Hospice of Okeechob'ee 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. week-
days, and noon until 5 p.m. on the weekends. The Festival 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 infor-
mation, contact Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Buckhead VFW planning dinner
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 at, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold
their annual ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon until 4
p.m. for a suggested donation. The dinner is open to the public
and tickets are not required. Entertainment will be provided by
Don and Kim. Applications will be taken for the post and the
ladies' and male auxiliary. For information, call Don South or Phyl-
lis 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.
Genealogical Society to meet Dec. 11
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30'
p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. The guest speaker will be the Moore Haven librarian
.The meeting is open to anyone wanting to .trace their ancestry.
Visitors are always welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at
(863) 467-2674.




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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like
to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of
our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
763-7399.
AA 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. I
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 Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one 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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley
at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher.
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. For 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 Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every.
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and/or comments can be directed to Lydia Jean Williams,
Executive Director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invit-
ed. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she
has stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the BUck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information,
contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863)
763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow


a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863).
610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of educa-
tion include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues;
domestic violence;, abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus,
educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or
(863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For informa-
tion, call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323..
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County
4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to
be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at
the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Fri-
day from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension
office at (863) 763-6469.


Community, Events

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 Volun-
teer Building 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
Coalition will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office at 575 S.W. 28th St. in the New Endeavor School Build-
ing. This meeting is open to the public. For information, con-
tact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory
Board will meet Wednesday,'Dec. 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to board members. For information call Jim
Vensel at (863) 357-1977, orVal 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 informa-
tion, 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 salewill be held outdoors near the Blue Volun-
teer Building next to Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, 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
Contest. The deadline for the contest will be Dec. 8, and the
judging will take place on Dec: 9 following the Christmas
Parade. A plaque will be awarded to the winner. For informa-
tion, 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 Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., on:Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30
p.m. All singers and musicians are welcome to participate. For
information, call Elma Hampton at (863) 357-0455.
SCORE rep is talk show guest
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk shod on Saturday,
Dec. 9, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will ,be rebroadcast at I
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Tom Spear, counselor for Service Corps of Retired Exec-
utives (SCORE). The topic of the show will be starting up and
'operating a small business. The upcoming "How to start a
small business" workshop is to be held at the St. Lucie County
Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 21. For information
call SCORE at (772) 489-0548, or the St. Lucie County Chamber
of Commerce at (772) 589-9999 for information on the work-
shop.
Church hosting parents' day out
Corner Stone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will host
parents' day out on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
for children ages 2-14. Christmas activities and food will be
provided. Parents are welcome to return at 2 p.m. for a chil-
dren's performance. For information contact Pastor Tom at
(863) 532-8519; or, tom@cornerstoneokee.org.
Church hosts cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
will host a holiday cookie sale Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m.
until noon. In addition to homemade cookies, breads and can-
dies the Church Cookbook will also be on sale. All proceeds
from the sale will be used toward rebuilding the church facili-
ties. For information, call Anne Brough at (863) 763-4228.
Annual Christmas parade is planned
The annual Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce
Lighted Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m. Entry applications are available at the Cham-
ber 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 information, call (863) 763-6464.
Motorcycle ride aids ministry
The Okeechobee Ch ritian- 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 Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and leave
by 8:30 a.m. The first 25 riders to donate $20 each will get a
free lunch at Skip's Barbecue immediately following the ride.
For information contact Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6527, or
Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247.
Volunteers needed to work on house
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 9,


and Saturday, Dec. 16, for framing and installing roof trusses
on the house. being built for the family at 2791 N.W. 35th Drive
in Basswood. Bring your tools and be at the building site by 8
a.m. both or either day. For information, call (863) 357-1371
and leave a message,
BHRFD hosting kids' Christmas party
The Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will have a Christmas
party with Santa for all Buckhead Ridge children on Saturday,
Dec. 9, at the Fire Department on S.R. 78 from 11 a.m. until I
p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Kiwanis plan radio auction
The Kiwanis Radio Auction will be .held Saturday, Dec. 9,
from I until 5 p.m. To place a bid, call (863) 763-1903 at the
time specified 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 auc-
tion, or for information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 697-1792..


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SPORTS' 5


I. .i Brahmans, lose in overtime 63-61


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Brahman defense prepared to move in under the basket
Friday evening as the Falcons of Jensen Beach scored. The
Falcons won the hard-fought battle 63-61.


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Brahman
hoopsters blasted down the
court to take an early lead in Fri-
day night's match up with the
Jensen Beach Falcons. The Fal-
cons began to whittle away at
the Brahmans' 10-0 lead, but by
the end of the first quarter the,
Brahmans still led 15-10.
The Falcons came back early
in the second period to tie the
score 15-15, but the Brahmans
stormed back to regain the lead.
The teams went into the lock-
er room at the half with the
Brahmans still out in front 35-22.
The Brahmans continued to
hang onto the lead through the
third period. With one second
remaining in the period the Fal-
cons sank a two-pointer, bring-
ing them within two points of
the lead.
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the Brahmans still up 47-46.
With 4:29 remaining in the
game, the Falcons took the lead
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Novelist to appear at Blake Library Roaid,


A/~zz~AsQry


Stuart The featured speaker
for the fourth annual Booked for
Lunch author luncheon of The
Friends of the Blake Library in Stu-
art, Inc., is acclaimed author Mary
Higgins Clark. Booked for Lunch
takes place Thursday, Feb. 22 from
11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Hutchin-
son Island Marriott, 555 N.E. Ocean
Blvd, Stuart. A formal luncheon
precedes the presentation. Copies
of Ms. Clark's books, provided by
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, will
be available for sale and signing
after her talk. Proceeds will support
free community programs at the
Blake Library.
Tickets are $75 per person and
seating is limited. To reserve a seat,
visit the Blake Library lobby box
office, open from 1 until 3 p.m.
Wednesday, or mail a check
marked "Booked for Lunch" to
Friends of the Blake Library in Stu-
art, Inc., 2351 Monterey Rd., Stuart,
Florida 34996, ATT: Booked for
Lunch. More information on the
.luncheon or The Friends of the
Blake Library, Inc., can be obtained
by telephone, (772) 463-3205, or


Piper to perform holiday concert
SEBRINd A season's musi- Night", and twenty three other
cal gift to the community will be holiday favorites uniquely styled
performed by David Hiatt Batty on" for the Highlands bagpipe. "I wish
Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m., in the to bring an uncommon and
picnic area of Highlands Ham- unusual rendition of our favorite
mock State Park. Piper Batty.will traditional carols to the communi-
appear in full Highlands regalia, ty," says Piper Batty. "It will be my
his kilt of the Baillie Clan tradition, privilege to educate and encour-
the official Glengarry worn by age all of my audience to briefly
pipe bands and a Scottish sporran visit history in a way that only such
for dress performances. His a concert can provide."
African blackwood bagpipes,
handcrafted by Edinborough pipe
maker, R. L. Glenn ,of Scotland,' T ree L oc
date back more than fifty years; P lants&
Visitors of all ages are welcome Plants
to come and enjoy traditional
Christmas carols like "0 Come all -Stones*
Ye Faithful", "Deck the Halls", "Do
You Hear What I Hear", "It Came -Boulders*
Upon a Midnight Clear", "0 Holy


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-Morton Salts


the Spirit of Achievement Award the Blake Library S


from the Albert Einstein College of
Medicine of Yeshiva University in
1994, and the Horatio Alger Award
in 1997. She is an active advocate
and participant in literacy pro- .
grams,
Founded in 1955, The Friends of


online at www.library...
martin.fl.us/friends.
Mary Higgins Clark's books are
worldwide bestsellers. In the U.S.
alone, her books have sold over 80
million copies. Her most recent
suspense novel, "Two Little Girls in
Blue", published by Simon &
Schuster in April 2006, deals with a
subject long of interest to her -
telepathy. She is the author of 24
previous suspense novels and is
coauthor, with daughter Carol Hig-
gins Clark, of three suspense nov-
els. Two of her novels were made
into feature films and many of her
other works, novels and short sto-
. ries, were made into television
films. Mary Higgins Clark graduat-
ed summa cum laude from Ford-
ham University in 1979 and has 18
honorary doctorates. She is the
number one bestselling author in
* France, where she received the
Grand Prix de Literature Policiere in
1980, and was named by the
French Minister of Culture "Cheva-
lier of the Order of Arts and Letters"
in 2000. Among numerous addi-
tional honors she has received are


contributes over $80,000 each year
to provide free library programs for
the community. The Friends of the
Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., is a
nonprofit organization within the
definition of section 501 (c )(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski'


Painting holiday scenes
Brenon Brooks. took a break from painting holiday
scenes on the windows of Raulerson Hospital Friday
morning to show his holiday smile. Mr. Brooks was one
of 29 students who spent the morning decorating the
courtyard windows of the local hospital.


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Holiday Events
City Hall Park Santa: Santa will
be in City Hall Park on Dec. 6, 7,8,
11, 12, 13 and 14 from 6 ,until 8
p.m. Pictures with Santa are $1.
Goody bags will be given to the
children. '
Window Decorating Contest:
Judging will be on Dec. 9. For
information, contact Okeechobee
Main Street at (8631 357 MAI N.
Charfiber of Commerce light-
ed Christmas parade: Dec 9
beginning at 5:30 p.m There will
also be a craft show in Flagler
Parks 2 and 3.
Kiwanis Santa in Park #4: Dec
9 following the lighted Christmas
parade, then again on Dec. 15, 16,
18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 Irom 6
until 8 p.m .
Christmas Cantata: Dec 15, 16
and 17 at the First United
Methodist Church. 200 N.W Sec-
orid St. For information, call
Sandy Perry at (863 1 6.34-7714.
Christmas boat parade slated
Okeechobee Yatchette Club:
lighted Christmas Boat Parade on
Sunday, Dec. 17. The parade %will
form at 5:30 p.m. behind the
Burger King on S.R 70, then pro-
ceed down Taylor Creek to the
lock, then left to the VFV or
Butch's Backyard Lounge. For
information, contact Bob Schultz
at (863) 697-9571 or 18631 467-
7050.
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 inr the S W\ sec-
tion of the city.


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Happy Holidays from Central Elementary


First Grade news
First grade is working hard
reading the words they have
learned this year. They are espe-
cially studying their
sight words aond
reading book
words. 100
Book Chal-
lenge is off to
a great start.
Many of the stu-
dents will be
receiving their first gold medal-
lion at our next Awards Day.
Congratulations! The class has
been working on several proj-
ects in science: The life cycle of
a butterfly and the growth of a
seed. How is the growth of a
butterfly like the growth of a
seed? Our caterpillars just
formed their chrysalis and the
children we're able to see this
happen. Now, we will watch to
see what happens to our cater-
pillars. We hope that we will
have beautiful butterflies soon.
This week we sang for the P.T.O.
meeting.- It was very scary and
exciting to see our families in
the audience. Thank you to all
the families who participated in
.this program.
First grade birthdays for
November are: Peyton Hewitt,
Pricila Garza, and Shawana Pea-
cock.
Our Students of the Week
are: Danie Speck, Luis Terrazas,
Devin, Tijerinia, Katelyn
McCortz, Elexxus Espada,
Jazzmyn Lara, Lindsay Lip-
scomb, Alan Magana, Omar
Nafal, Daniel Mederos, David
Garcia-Aleman, Ruben Bustos,
Jonathan Bustos, Luis Flores.

Fourth Grade
In Mr. Goff's class we are
working very hard to memorize
our multiplication facts. We
already have four students who
can pass their-hot pencils multi-
plication test with a 100 percent
accuracy every time they take it..
In math we have been focusing
on chapters 8 and 9 which deal
with multiplication and divi-
sion. We also wrapped up unit 3
andwill soon begin working on
chapter 10 which deals with,
multiplication of two, three and
even four digit numbers. In sci-
ence we are learning .about
force and molioni'/e are-learn-
ing why knowing the position of
things is important. In reading
we are done testing theme 2
and are into theme three. We
are reading a story called "Sarah
Plain and Tall." It is set back in
the prairie days and is about a
woman who goes to live with a
family after their mother passes
away. We are also working hard
on meeting our Accelerated
Reader goal early ,so we can
earn that trip to Golden Corral.
In writing we are working hard
on making our narrative writ-
ings very descriptive. We are
also working on making sure
the stories are well elaborated.
Ms. DelPrete's class enjoyed
learning the genre of "historical


fiction" in the story "Sarah,
Plain and Tall.' In math, we are
working on multiplication and
division. Please practice the
multiplication facts so they are
committed to memory. In Flori-
da ,studies, we are learning
about the Seminole Wars. Con-
gratulations to Alicia Barker,
and Marc Boscico for reaching
100 steps in the 100 Book Chal-
lenge, and Fernando Perez and
Sandro Fernandez for reaching
200 steps and Daniel Nunez for
already reaching 300 steps. Our
recent Students of the Week are
Sandro Fernandez and Elio
Campos. Ms. DelPrete would
like to wish all of her students
and their families a safe and
happy holiday season!
General News
Happy Holidays -to every
fourth grader and his or her
family. The entire team of teach-
-ers in fourth grade at Central
would like to wish each student
and their family a very merry
holiday and Happy New Year.
Parents, remember that school
starts,back on a Thursday, Jan. 4
and the awards program for the
fourth graders is on Jan. 11 or
12 watch for the specific date
in the Central Newsletter or in,
your child's classroom newslet-
ter.
The fourth graders continue
to learn about Florida and its
history. The students are work-
ing through the 1700's and the
1800's. Florida was a very
important part of the south and
the students will learn the role
Florida played in the Civil War
and the students will also learn
about,the different Seminole
Wars. Speaking of the Semi-
noles, the fourth graders will
head to the Brighton Indian
Reservation in February to cele-
brate some culture. Details for
that will come later.
Students in fourth grade
should also have a great under-
standing of each multiplication
fact up the twelve's. How is
your child's knowledge of the
facts? Students have reviewed in
class and have been learning
these for the past four years it
is now time to commit them to
memory if the student hasn't.
Parents, we need your help with
this'
In Mrs. Pritchard's BASE
classes, graphs', geometry, and'
order of operations have all
been topics in math. Students
are revisiting specific vocabu-
lary that we use with math and
the students are beginning -to
get a 'grib' on range, median,
and mode as well as mean. We
are working very, hard to
increase the mean 'of our timed
writings and are getting anxious
for February. Students took.
some Kaplan assessments last
week and enjoyed going over
their results in class, many stu-
dents felt confident about their
test taking abilities and learned
a few more tricks to score their
personal best.
Students are working hard at


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speaking skills with sharing a
holiday, song or poem with the
class. A big thank you to the
parents who send in snack
every once in a while. We do
appreciate it. Happy Birthday to
Francisco, Diana, Destany, Kier-
an, Berenice, Brittany Sain, and
Claudia' in the month of Decem-


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Students of the week: Brit-
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(P.O. Box 154, Zip 34973)
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LIFESTYLES 11


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 6, 2006


Births


S.


Makayla Alexis Brifil
Sabrina Wilson and Wilner Brifil,
of Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the birth of their daughter,
Makayla Alexis Brifil. She was born
Nov. 9, 2006, at Martin Memorial
Hospital in Stuart. She weighed 9
lbs. 4 ozs., and was 20.5 inches long.
Her cousins, Dalton, Logan,
Taylor-and Justin, as well as the rest
of her family welcomed Makayla
home.
Maternal grandparents are
Storm and Joyce Wilson of Okee-
chobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Wilner Brifil of Fort Pierce and
Patricia Waters and Calberth Bual'
of Okeechobee.
Great-grandmother is Inez
Collins of Okeechobee.


WEST PALM BEACH The.
area's top family entertainment
bargain is back! Save up to 30
percent on deeply discounted
advance admission and ride
tickets to the fabulous 2007
South Florida Fair available
online, multiple ticket outlets
and the Fair's ticket office begin-
ning this Friday, Dec. 8.
Check out a variety of dis-
counted, bargain ticket pack-
ages ranging from admission
tickets to unlimited ride all ride
wristbands. On opening day,
Jan. 12, use your advance
admission ticket and receive a
free admission ticket for another
day at the Fair!
Ticket outlets include Publix,
Wachovia Bank, Bud's Chicken
& Seafood, Fidelity Federal, Bad-
cock Home Furniture & More
and Arby's. You may also order
online
www.southfloridafair.com or
visit the Fairgrounds ticket
office.
"Dreams, Screams, Chills and
Thrills" await fairgoers. Palm
Beach County's largest and old-
est outdoor event presents a
bevy of new shows and attrac-
tions coupled with a multitude
of traditional fair favorites that
have entertained families for


generations.
Enter an enchanting world of
magic and fantasy displayed in
an imagination gone wild expo
of fairy tales and science. From
there, see live audience shows
that include an eye-popping
stunt team, the amazing
Kachunga Alligator Show and a
spectacular world class ice
show. Over a dozen other stage
and strolling acts entertain; all
free with your fair admission
ticket.
Thrill-seekers may cling to
any of over 80 electrifying rides
and test their skills on dozens of
challenging games and attrac-
tions at the. Wade Shows mid-
way carnival. In coming days,
several musical entertainment
acts will be announced. Of
course, no trip to the fair is com-


plete without experiencing
Florida's vast and vibrant agri-
culture industry. Thousands of
animals, livestock and poultry
are showcased in the fair's mod-
ern Agriplex. After a visit to the
farm, catch a glittering parade or
step into historic Yesteryear Vil-
lage where time stands still. On
the way, load your free fair bag
with lots of goodies from many
of the fair's 200 vendors.
The 2007 South Florida Fair is
Jan. 12-28 on the South Florida
Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach
off Southern Boulevard a mile
west of the Florida Turnpike exit
#97. Advance discount admis-
sion and ride tickets and more
information are available at
www.southfloridafair.com.
Don't forget: Parking at the
fair is free.


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WHEEL & TIRE PACKAGES
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PERSONAL
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CNAs HHA Cmpanian
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Bonded & mnswe Lic #NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suie 320 NW 51h St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863 467 6399
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Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
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License # 1472


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Lifetime Coatings
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OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichl
Dally Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
World Famous Broasted Chicken
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Mobile Homes & More]
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(561) 792-0165 Cell (9541 691-7810


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Mobile Welding, nc.
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


Berger Insurance
Services, Inc.

We are your oldest
hometown insurance
agency.

800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
wmw Beearlnsurarice :orn,
(863) 763-6411


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
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-Boulders -Trees
-Mulch' -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VARIETIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE
16162 Hw Y441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF HwY 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736


SPRINTING -RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012


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will present Louisa May Alcott's
novel "Little Women" in the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center. While
their father is away fighting in
the Civil War, Meg, Jo, Beth and
.Amy, under the watchful eye of
their mother, are challenged by
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by the rigors of growing up.
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in our search for the star that
may have guided the Magi 2,000
years ago. Find out how
astronomers might explain this
great mystery.
"Star of Wonder" will faithful-
ly recreate the night sky of 2,000
years ago, showing the constel-
lations and the locations of plan-
ets.
"What was in the sky that
compelled the Magi to embark
on a journey of hundreds of
miles across desert and moun-
,tains?" asked Jon Bell, Hall-
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understanding."
A family holiday tradition at
IRCC since 1993, "Star of Won-
der" show times are 7 and 8
p.m. on Fridays and 2 and 3 p.m.
on Saturday. Tickets are $3.
The IRCC Performing Arts
Academy will present "Okla-
homa, Jr." on Dec. 15 and 16 at 7
p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center.
Set in a Western Indian Terri-
tory just after the turn of the
century, the high-spirited rivalry
between the local farmers and
.cowboys provide the backdrop
to the love story between Curly,
a handsome cowboy, and Lau-
rey, a winsome farm girl.
Musical numbers include
"Oklahoma!," "Can't Say No,"
and "Surrey with the Fringe on
Top."
Tickets are $8.
Tickets may be purchased
through the IRCC box office at
the McAlpin Fine Arts Center
located at 3209 Virginia Ave. in
Fort Pierce on Monday through
Friday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
or by telephone with VISA, Mas-
terCard or American Express.
Call the IRCC box office at
462-4750 or toll-free at 1-800-
220-9915 to reserve your seats
today.


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and would like to invite you to join our breakfast family.
Come on in and enjoy our home-made sausage gravy,
made with only the BEST fresh ground sausage. We also
offer fresh cut country ham, ham steak, pork tenderloin and
Ribeyes.
We offer a variety of omelettes, including our signature
"Skip's Stuffed Omelette", stuffed with our famous bar-b-
que beef or pork.
We have a variety of 1,2, and 3 egg breakfasts. And did we
mention that EVERY country breakfast and omelette comes
with FREE grits and a 99 cup of coffee.
Please stop by and say hello to our friendly staff and let us
help you start your day with great service, a friendly smile
and most of all GOOD FOOD!
In a hurry? Don't have time to come in and sit down? No
problem. We also have a convenient drive-thru. Call us and
have it ready, or just drive up and order. We are here to
serve you every Monday thru Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10:30
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We look forward to meeting you soon!
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 1,
through Thursday, Dec. 7, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Casino Royale" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,4:30,
7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:30,7 and 9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Happy Feet" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 e
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
at2,4:15,7 and9p.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, 7and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
Forinformation, call (863) 763-7202.


Briefs

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #3 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others- the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of. nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out assess-
ment of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. For infor-
mation call (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of dogs,
cats and ferrets. Okeechobee Coun-
ty Ordinance Sec. 10-111, Vaccina-
tion against rabies required and
Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and fer-
rets 4 months and older must have a
revaccination 12 months after the
initial vaccination. Thereafter, revac-
cination requirements would con-
form to the vaccine manufacturer's
direction. Vendors should be
reminded that any dog or cat
offered for sale is to be sold with a
health certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. For information call
(800) 403-9311.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
hin Memortam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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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 o 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
LEOPARD HOUND: Found In
the Viking area. Call to ID.
(863)763-8085
MIXED DOG- Black with white
spots. Brown collar with
spikes. Vic. Four Seasons.
Call (863)357-7145


CAT, vic. of Central Elemen-
tary School, light gray w/tan
stripes, answers to Raven.
(863)467-2156
CHILD SEAT- Graco Instant
carrier..12/03 Vic. of Four
Seasons & Treasure Island
Way. (863)634-0948 .
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


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CAT & KITTEN, 2 yr. old black
&.white female, shots &
spayed & black kitten.
(863)946-9133 Moore Haven
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
good home only
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(863)357-2113

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BHR, Collectibles, Furniture,
Misc. Kit., Side Board,
Clothes, 92 JeepCherokee
Much, Much Morel


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Sat., Dec., 7th, 8th & 9th,
9am-5pm, 6696 S;E. Hwy 441
Fishing, Golf, Electric Range,
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Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
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40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Tralning 227
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Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old privately owned corpo-
ration located in Glades and Highlands Countles, has an Imme-
diate
opening for an Agriculture Investigator. Qualified applicants
must be a current Certified Law Enforcement Officer and pos-
sess at least 5 years experience working In law enforcement
either serving as an Agricultural Deputy or Fish & Game Wildlife
Officer.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages (including participa-
tion in the company's bonus plan) and benefit package includ-
ing Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid
vacation and h holidays. Interested applicants should email their
resume to dch.hetherton@lykes.com orfaxto (863)465-1672.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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PROFESSIONALS. IF YOU HAVE A CDL A OR B FOR
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Maschmeyer offers an outstanding benefits package, including;
but not limited to: 100% paid health insurance, 401K, etc.
IF YOU ARE A TEAM PLAYER, COMMITTED TO SUCCESS
AND A HARDWORKER, WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU
ABOUT A CAREER WITH US!
Visit our website at www.Maschmeyer.com
Apply in person at 1651 Highway 98 North,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 561-721-0606
Resumes accepted, fax 561-848-1501.

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


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical-and Life-Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
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For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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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.


1i jdI'l I

HOUSEKEEPING Full Time

ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


Attn: Drivers
FRAGILE FLOWERS
NEED TOUGH DRIVERS
If you are tough enough,
we need YOU to haul the
nation's most fragile freight!
**TEAMS OR SOLOS
WANTING TO TEAM**
Armellini Express Lines offers:
Predictable income and
home time
Paid on hub miles
Orientation Pay
Sign On Bonus
Class A CDL with
HazMatreq
800-428-0343 choose
option 1 Palm City or visit
www.armellinl.com .
BABYSITTER- Needed in my
home. Call for details
(863)610-2231
CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR & Local Ddvers-
New Equipment; Great Bene-
fits; Premium Pay Package.
Call Oakley Transport,
(877)882-6537.
Come Live in the Florida Keys!
17-Unit Waterfront Resort
seeks 2 people with House-
keeping and Maintenance ex-
perience. Housing provided.
(305)393-2238.
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
ment PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department W21.
ELECTRICIANS & HELPERS
Commercial project located in
Sebring. Good pay and
benefits package. Call Bill for
an interview 772-221-1660.
FULL TIME STYLIST NEEDED
Immediate opening. Vanity
Salon & Spay
(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 .
0/0 Driver The F/S is higher
here! Zero down. lease/low
payments. $1.11 Avg.
$2,600 Referral Bonus. Base
Plate provided. FFE
(800)569-9298.
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Call (772)429-1454


Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
fits and OT. (800)709-9754
USWA Ref #P5799 Ex-
am/Fee Req.

Single Copy Delivery
in OkeeChobee
The Ft. Pierce Tdribune Is
looking for someone to
deliver newspapers to
racks & stores in the early
morning hours as an
Independent contractor.
Van, Truck or Large
SUV is required..
Valid FL Drivers License &
auto insurance Is required:
Must be able to work 7
nights a week with some
daily collections. Must be
able to lift 30 Ibs. Apply to:
Jim Dodd atthe Ft. Pierce
Tribune at 680 Edwards
Rd. or call 772-409-1411
for more information.
We have drivers projected to
earn $56,000 this year! How
much will YOU earn? How
much will YOU earn? Home
weekly! HEARTLAND EX-
PRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.



RECEPTIONIST
.Needed in a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical
knowledge and experience
preferred, but will train on job.
Excellent benefit plan offered.
Fax resume to (863)467-8708
or call (863)467-9400.
~RN-
Renal Care Center has
immediate opening for an RN.
F/T-PIT, good benefits,
training provided. Apply 201
SW 16th St. (863)467-7654



Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message
SPANISH SPEAKING STU-
DENT OR PERSON for
weekend work at Flea Market
in Okeechobee. Light clean-
ing and sales, Must speak
some. English; Call
(561)676-0427
-'-,, 7


TRUCKS FOR HIRE. Specializ-
ing in flat beds & drop
decks. Professional & on
time service! 863-634-6833


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J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE 0QB49109
- Screen Rooms Carports
.. Room Additions Florida Rooms
S '! 1 Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaste 8631634-2044


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


Buiness I


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
802000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
INDEPENDENT SALES REPS.
Medical equipment field, full
or part-time, high commis-
sion, need driven sales, on-
going training provided, in-
vestment required.
(800)501-9642.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOUI What if
ou could start your own
business today for only $29?
Visit www.dpaschal.myar-
bonne.com and I'll Introduce
you to the Arbonne Opportu-
nityl
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never accept any advertise-
ment that Is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-al-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these Charges In
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

VERY SUCCESSFUL FLEA
MARKET BUSINESS IN
OKEECHOBEE- tools, shop
equip, electronics etc. Call
(561)676-0427









ChFind ItCure Offered4ll It -
CASH NOW FOR FUTURE
PAYMENTS! We will-buy
your Annuity, Structured Set-
tlement, Lottery or Owner
Held Mortgage Note. Call
R&P Capital Resources Inc.
(800)338-5815.

Services 43



PRBeaby ultting ,40
Child Care Nesdad410
Child Care Orffsred416
Instruction 420
Serv Homes Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Se ices435



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698


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

,Landscape


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


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OBSCENE Rmial Betf Sind[Ichl




BAR & GRILLOPE

World Fhmous
Broasfd Ct konen
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.441 S.E


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

Merchandise




Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 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
atellite 695
Sewing Machlnes 700
Sporting Geods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televilsion/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
H",s 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
(561)447-6538


AIR CONDITIONER: 1 Room,
A-1 Shape. $35.
(863)467-6148


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
863-467-1325


FREEZER, Upright "Deep
Freeze", Works well. $75.
(863)612-5676
FREEZER- Very large, Like
new. $1000. (239)248-4758

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.-


BICYCLE- Womens beach
bike, 7 speed, purple
w/white flowers, $50
(863)302-1126
LOW RIDER BICYCLE- Like
new condo tion. 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



BUILDING SALE..."Don't Miss
It!" Final Clearance. Deposit
will hold till spring.
25'x40'xl2' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end in-
eluded. Others. Pioneer.
(800)668-5422.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x,200'. E. 50 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.



COMMERCIAL SINK, 3 com-
partment, stainless steel.
$100 (863)357-6113
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Drect From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
(352)498-0778 Toll Free
888)393-0335.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

SInsa tdonfStorm

S Rain Gutters.w
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


BED- RACECAR, Little Tikes,
blue, bed only, excellent con-
dition, $150. (863)634-3069
CAR SEAT- Even-flo, excellent
condition, pink w/ detachable
base $30 (863)983-6310 after
4PM


CLOTHES- Little Girls, Size 2T,
Never worn. 20 outfits total.
$130. (863)357-1048
MENS MOTORCYCLE JACK-
ET, Black leather, with pon-
chos & fringe, size 44. $150
(863)357-0344


BASEBALL COLLECTION: 12
Autographed. Most In cases.
Mint condition. $2500 for the
complete set. (863)357-0125


antiques

sugar magnolia salvage boutique

cottage style furniture, vintage,

collectibles, etc.

bond street clewiston fl

located behind pzazz

elizabeth 863-634-991.7


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


ACCENT TABLES, (3), white,
1) rectangle, (1) round &
1) round with lamp, $40.
S863)674-1276
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 BED, Loft style, all. in
one, purchased at Badcock,
exc. cond. $500
(863)763-6430 Iv.'msg.
BUNK BEDS Wooden with.
dresser, $200 (863)228-3651
BUREAU, Large with mirror,
54"Ix32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good condition. $125 or best
offer. (863)763-2458
CHAIRS (35), Brown metal,
folding. $105 for all or will
separate. (863)675-3230
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables
with drawers, all oak wood.
$150 for set, (863)675-4098
evenings
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE- 3x5 glass,
black frame, very pretty, $25
(863)302-1126
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 new. $350.
(239)537-4253 LeBelle area
DINING TABLE: w/4 Chairs,
Hardwood 3x5' Rectangular.
Good condition. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
DR SUITE- 5pc solid wood,
excellent condition $275
(863)673-4942
DRESSER & 2 NIGHT
STANDS, $50 for all.
(863)946-1189
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Colonial pine, for 65' TV or
smaller, $500
(863)983-5364
FUTON MATTRESS- nice, ex-
tra thick, forest green w/mat-
tress cover, $50.,
(863)763-6369
KING SIZE MATTRESS- like
new, $450 (863)634-5225
LOVESEAT W/MATCHING
CHAIR- excellent condition
$475 (863)673-4942
NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat seta
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & acroee
from Home Depot
PEDESTAL TABLE- Round,
Oak, Old, Good condition.
$100. (863)763-6342 Okee-
chobee area.
SINGLE BED, Frame, Box
springs & mattress on
wheels. Excellent condition.
$75. (863)763-1997
SLEEPER SOFA- king size,
pastel floral, design, very
good condo $150 or best of-
fer (772)460-9733


SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $500 or
best offer. (863)467-8494


SOFA BED, Beige background
w/green & rose floral print.
Excellent condition. $350.
(863)763-6342 Okee. area.
TABLE, Custom built, solid
oak, 42" square with 4 match-
ing Windsor back chairs. $250
neg. (863)763-2458 :
WING BACK CHAIR, blue/bur-
undy/green check, asking
50. (863)675-4098



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


CARPINE- US Springfield,
model 1884, has type "C"
frontto sight, $1200 or best
offer (937)215-0307
.GUN CABINET: Holds 10
guns. Has 4 shelves & 1
drawer. $90. (863)467-1401
GUN CASE- 2 rifle, locking,
hard sided, gray, $50-
(863)763-4098
GUN CASE, Aluminum, Holds
2 scope guns, excellent con-
dition. $65 (863)357-5754
PISTOL- 25 automatic, $125
(502)931-8101
SHOTGUN- Springfield 20ga,
double barrel. $300.
(502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target grips &
sights $350 (937)215-0307
TAURAS, 45 cal., semi-auto
pistol, new in box. $450
(863)467-2315
WINCHESTER- Ranger 30-30,
mint cond., SKS many ac-
cess, $1000 for both will sep
(863)763-2032 Iv msg



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 3pmI
TREADMILL- New, Pertectl
Westco. Cadence 7E, Fold&
store. $275. (561)722-0401
WEIGHT BENCH- Great shape,
like new, $100 or best offer
(863)673-2896 ask forVicki



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



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


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


CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681. .
LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores-
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Never used. Still in
box. $10. (863)763-1997


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1100. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Pride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
$2100. (863)763-6907
FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
,Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METERI
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
WHEEL CHAIR, Elec., Metallic
Maroon. Used 10 hrs. Brand
new! Built in charger & rear
pocket. $4500.863-467-1533
WHEELCHAIR CARRIER,
Hammer, For electric chair or
scooter, fits on hitch. $1500
(863)467-5126
WHEELCHAIRS, (2), electric,
1 brand new, 1 used, $900
will sell separately.
(863)467-2156


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid If qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avla,
tion Institute of Maintenance
S(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medlcal,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTldewaterTech.com.


Everything you need for your
own ceraTnic business. Kilm,
Good, w/too many molds to
count. $2100.863-467-6475


I Antiques


BARBIE CAR, 6 volt battery
operated. $40
(863)467-4567
SCOOTER, Battery operated,
SunI. $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


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


I Antiques


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
Sgovt. fees Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
(Bam-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
DONATIONS NEEDED
In need of Boy Scout/Cub
Scout uniforms for a new
pack in Buckhead Ridge.
(863)763-4915
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)634-21171
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Savel FullBody
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAYI (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com,


AQUARIUM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $751
863-675-2216
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
863-763-3631/561-718-1212
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES- UKC
Cert. All shots, Vet. checked.
$300, $400 & $450.
863-763-3073
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 8 wks,
"Mr. Personality", vet checked.
Free bed incld $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
offei. (863)697-3346
FISH TANK- 150 gallon. $300
or best offer. (863)673-2896
askforVicki
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS,
parents on premises, CKC, 4
& 1 F. Vet checked & shots.
$550 each. (863)824-6781
PUG- 10 weeks old, fawn col-
or, all shots up to date, $400
(239)986-9348
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 8 wks.
old, wormed. Adorable, must
see! $300 for Females, or
Males. (863)675-7105


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



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


POOL TABLE, All access, in-
cluded. Good condition
$150. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235
POOL TABLE, slate, 8', $300.
(863)467-8187
WEIGHT BENCH, WELDER w/
leg attach., 230 lb. weights,
weight tree, Olympic bar,
$120/neg. 863-763-2241.



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


ANTENNA, Newt 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, 24" Flat Screen
w/stand, but wall mountable.
Perfect cond. Pd. $588, Now
$375 Firm. (863)447-1841
TV, Large 60", Good condi-
lion. $800. (239)248-4758


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
WELDER, portable, 200 amp,
engine driven, $450.
(863)674-1276
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wonder newspaperreaders
aremore secceswfill


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


Agriculture



ChrinSa. Tries 745
Farm Equipment 806
Farm Fued/Products 810
Farm Minuelaneom us815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Servics'
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services W nted 830
Felrtilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping.
Suppiles . 845
Lawn & Garden 850
tIhetocak 855
Poautry/Supplies 860
Seede/Plants/
:Howerse 865



APHA GELDING, 4 years old,
broke, great manners, $1800
or best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA PONY, 13 hands,
for experienced kids, games,
trails, not spooky. $700 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
AQUA 9 year old Palomino
Gelding, 15.3 Hands, $1875
or best offer. 863-824-0505
or 863-697-1984
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
dem axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912








FREE
On UneAIService
Buy 8- Trade
863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
PAINT PONY: Mare, 14 yrs.
old. Kid safe. $1200.
(863)763-3980
PALOMINO MARE, Around 20
years old, brood mare only.
$200 (239)340-8502
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Dec. 9th, Tack 10am
Horse 12 noon
Okee. Agri. Civic Center.
Info 864-710-1735,
FLAU#2104, FLAB#2502
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, 15 hands, 13 yrs,
gentle disposition. To good
home $1000 (863)467-4049
SORREL QH BROODMARE- 12
yr old, exc. bloodlines,
stocky, exp rider needed
$1500 (863)254-3926
JoIn all the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-



BAR-B-Q G'rII, All stainless
steel, complete w/bottle. Like
new. $175 (863)6.10-1120
CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Crafts-
man 3 way system, new
condition. $250
(863)674-0467
LAWN MOWER- Self pro-
pelled, very good condition,
$125 (863)763-8225 or
(863)610-0530
MOWERS, Huskee G/T 54"
cut, runs good, Honda mower,
needs deck, $750 for both, will
sep., (863)697-9704
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 22",
4hp, excellent condition $40
(863)763-4098
RIDING MOWER, Dixon with
15.5hp Craftsman new mo-
tor. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
battery. $250
(239)986-02965
RIDING MOWER: MURRAY,
46", Good condition. $300
Firm. (863)697-1555
TORO ZTR MOWER, like new,
$1695. (863)467-8683






30 HEAD TWO
YEAR OLDS
THOROUGHLY DEVELOPED
AND TESTED
All Sales by Private treaty


HAYMAN'S 711 RANCH
KENANSVILLE, FL
407.709-2040



CANARY ISLAND DATE


PALMS: 7 gallon...over
stocked. $8 each. Stock #
47233854. (863)634-3300
SABLE PALMS, in 30 gallon
pots. 3 to 6 feet tall. $55
each. (863)634-4163


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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 6, 2006


Rentals



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



FT PIERCE- Near Midway Rd,
2br, 1ba, CHA, No pets,
$700/mo + $500 sec.
(772)489-4562/577-1005
N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 ml. N of Okeechobee.
$575/mo
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-'
S 3:30pm, or mail
vldpasurfinthenetnet
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.
(86.3) 697-8728.
OKEECHOBEE: Lake Access
Large 1BR In town, furnished,
no pets, $750/month + 1st,
sec. & utilities. 863-634-0322
I ii* I I '

OKEECHOBEE: Townhouse
11thSt., New2EBdrm., 11/2Ba
w/Appl.$850/mo.+1st&
Secdep. Call (863)634-7722


Beautiful home in Basswbod.
3br/2ba, w/ garage. All
rooms have walk-in closets.
Huge yard. $1200/mth. Call
Will at 305-439-8975 or
Jessy at 305-458-8813.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 11. 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




CBS, 2 Bedroom, 2
Bathroom Home w/
1 Car Garage in
King's Bay
-$1,OO/month

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath in
Taylor Creek Isles
$900llmonth
r~~m Ii1|


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


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

READING A

NEWSPAPER...
leads you
to Ihe
bestproduds
and series.


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



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


M-il


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STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.


IN TOWN, 2BR/2BA, New
appliances, cabinets, W/D &
floodring. Screened porch, lawn
service, Non smkg env. Small
pet considered. $900/mo. 1st,
ast & sec. (941)504-3954
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
w/garage In nice neighbor-
hbod. No pets. $975/mo. Yr.
lease. F/L/S. 863-610-1000
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


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4925 HWY441 SOUTH* OKEECHOBEE FR
www.StamotenMH.com


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property-Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspectlon1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property *
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



NEW HOME On Your Lot. 3br,
2ba, Gar, Lg. LR, Maint. Free
Exterior 115K. Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classifilads.


*LAND AUCTION* 230 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(800)937-1603 www.LAND-
AUCTION.com NRLL East,
LLC:AB2509, Bule-
21u AIJ344.8, John-
ston : AU 3 4 4 9,
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
COLORFULL FALL. FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy.
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868.


Coastal Georgia- New, Pre-
Construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 29 sin-
gle family rental-homes in
Florida. Package deal OK or
just 1. Large income. Call
Scott Lubik (727)214-7442.
Email: slubik4040@aol.com.
GA/FL Border. Pre-Construc-
tion Grand Opening. 20 AC
$99,900. Pay No Closing
Costs. Terrific opp'ty to own
20 acres in GA. Coastal re-
gion. New survey, subdivi-
sion potential, excel
financing at the unbelievable
rice of $99,900'. CALL
NOW I (800)898-4409
X1002 CLP-GA Land Servic-
es LLC. Licensed Real Estate
Broker.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
NORTH CAROLINA- BEAUTI-
FUL BLUE RIDGE, Mountain
Views. 3.2 Acre Mountain
Estate. Heavily Wooded with
Stream, EZ Financing-
$29,900. (800)230-6380,
ext.620.
TENNESSEE Affordable lake &
mountain properties. Low
property taxes. No state in-
' come tax Four seasons-
Southern hospitality. For
more info Call Lakeside Re-
alty ,(888)291-5253
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com..
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Large
5 acre tract along very large
trout stream with private ele-
vated homesite, good ac-
cess, view, trees, nearby
river, $59,500
(866)789-8535.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres 49,900;.70
acres- $89,900; 107 acres -
$129,900. Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded
by gov't land. Abundant wild-.
life. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call
Utah Ranches, LLC.
(888)541-5263.



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

Mobile Homes


.- -- -.---- --
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




MOBILE HOME STEPS- with
railing $45 (863)697-3090



BASINGER AREA- single wide,
furn only, No Smoking, No
Pets! $600 (863)467-9354
or (561)628-2105,
Doublewide 2/2
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031
Okee, 441 & 15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $600 sec. dep.
(863)467-6300
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/fBA,
$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
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com
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 Meat models in stock
on sale fortremendous
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. $25,000 Neg.
(863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net


e rr i Ilnige, iviedilayg : www.ylnuDi-yguinlair.uIIi J
863 763-6434
315 S. Parrott Avenue*- Okeechobee, FL 34974


Sale |^~ i 2020 ATV 335'


Doublewide,'85, 3BR/2BA,
Good condition, includes
setup, a/c, skirting & steps.
Financing avail, on your land..
$29,900. (863)675-8888
Doublewide used homes
available, 3BR/2BA.
Financing available if you
own your lot with low
down payments. Call
(863)675-4848
HOMES OF MERIT
Regional Model Center
Specializing in Custom Orders
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
If you live in an old Mobile
Home, but own your land,
purchase a new mobile
home with no money down.
Call (863)675-8888
LORIDA- Nice '05, 28 ft mob
home w/extras, built on
room, Mossy Cove Lot 13,
$12,500 (772)4665145
Mobile Home Replacement
Specialist. New home
factory direct to your lot.
Easy financing available.,
Call Mike at 772-663-1700
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all'
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, located on 2
lots, will divide, $15000
n e g
(863)763-6912/447-0055
VILLA MARGARET 2BR/1BA
adult park. Fully furnished.
Cent.A/C-heat, 60' carport,
scrn. rm. 10x30'. Shed 12x14'.
$20,500. (863)763-2318
We specialize in Homes
of Merit Special Orders.
Drive a little, save a lot.
Call 863-675-8888.
Many Models in stock.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

Recreation


_- -- -
Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5500
.(b.3i63j- -735 .
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
EXTENSION BAR for pulling
boat or trailer. Asking $100.
(863)357-6113
- HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20'
better than new. Loaded.
W/trlr. Reduced to $16,000
due to health. Call
863-946-6639/634-2401
PONTOON BOAT, 20ft., 50hp
motor, roll on trailer. $3500
(863)763-9371
SPIRIT SAILBOAT- 23', Wind
generator.' New 9.8 0/B. Good
working cond. Just pulled from
water $7000. (863)484-0625
STARCRAFT 16'- 50hp Evin-
rude, trolling mtr, fish finder,
good shape, $1500
(863)357-0215
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 & heat. Like new! Must
sell! Call Bill 863-763-4464
Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. 863-610-1120
RV- '98 REXAIR 39', Fully
loaded. Low mi. & '88 Elk-
heart 38' 5th Wheel. Slide
outs on both (863)467-1209
SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
work. $750. or best offer.
863-634-7780


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



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


DIRT BIKE: 2004 Suzuki 85 L,
Only used 10 hours. $1700.
(863)634-0856


TRAILER, Single cycle, tilt
with ramp, galvanized, 12"
tires, 12'2" overall length.
$550 (863)357-2113


BI-FOLD RAMPS- For Dirt-
bikes/4 Wheelers. Brand
new. $125. (863)763-2007
CAMO 4 WHEELER '06- 70CC,
great kids gift, we are just
upgrading $500 neg.
(239)633-7173 MooreHaven
DIRT BIKE, Powersport, 70cc.
Brand new. $550 or best
offer. (863).675-0506 or
(863)675-3978
E-TON 2005 VIPER Jr., Exc.
cond. Perfect for Christmas.
$700 (863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
FOUR WHEELER, '06, 70cc,
upgrading, camo color; $500
or best offer. 239-633-7173
ask for Sam
GO CART: 1 seater, 6.5. $300.
863-357-0999
GO CART- runs, $300
(863)634-7706
HO'NDA 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



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK CENTURY STATION
WAGON, '95, very clean,
$2500. (863)946-0355 6
BUICK ESTATE WAGON- '90
only made 1 year, $1000. or
best offer (863)763-2890
CAMARO- 94- 143k miles,
18" mag wheels, 2 10" sub-
woofers, CD, low profile tires
$2000 (863)467-0466
CHRYSLER LEBARON 1989
Convertible, $1500.
863-824-6112/772-349-8637
CORVETTE '84, 85k original
miles, needs paint & interior,
runs good. $4000 neg.
(063)763-5156
DODGE COLT, '88, low mile-
age, very good condition,
$800 or best offer.
(863)697-3090
DODGE NEON 2001- 4dr,
sports edition, 4cyl, 5sp,
rear spoiler. $3500.
863-447-2276
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID- '04,
Gray, Low'mi. 12,800 mi.
Exc cond in/outside. Sirrus
$16,000.(561)924-2005
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2500. Firm
(863)763-7060
.INCOLN MARK VII '92,..5.0,
8, auto., low miles. $1600.
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
. Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500. (863)801-1398 or
697-0235
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking'$1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
OLDS CUTLASS '98- needs
motor, very nice car, $1000
(863)612-5457 after 5 PM
or weekends
OLD'S DELTA EIGHTY-EIGHT,
'89, New tires, Runs good,
125K' mi. $850.
(863)697-0241
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Great.condition. Great Christ-
mas gift. $800.
(863)612-5570
PONTOON, 20', w/85hp Force,
$1995. (863)467-8683
VOLVO 240,'93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1700, Or best offer.
(863)634-4518



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


I Pbli Noicie


I Puli Notice


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Florida (the "County) hereby provides notice ounuii, i.:. '.t -
ton I97.3632(3)(a), Forida Statutes, of its intent to use the ud', ,,r,m .,.TUr , I
collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied whitr', rr,e u,',i'.,i:
rated area of the County for the cost of providing any or all of ute 'ici,)w.i, :or
vices: draoinae road improvements street l ihtina canal c -jiir ] cjai, C.al
maintenance enhanced or substitute solid waste collection are n-a-:.-.A coT.
menacing for the fiscal year beginning on October 01, 2007. Th. '.uT ,mn C oi
sider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform mnnrri LI,. ,.c ia,,
such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida S a l-- pu ii,nc
hearing to be held on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 9:00 a m I ir, uO,-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechot-c FirCa.iN 'u, n
resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a lega ,.n.-r'c.:". i "
boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of pth u tL,':. Ii,7 1.1
resolution, which contains the legal description of the real proper-Ty ,u['I. t W r,
levy, are on file at the Office of the County Clerk of Okeechob.e C.unti, A ...i
All interested persons are invited to attend.
in the event any'person decides to appeal any decision by the Bor r, re.ioi:ri to
any matter relating to the consideration a the resolution at the .iric-..,-lrer,:ea
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed anc I, .uir .i'r, .- ii
such person may heed to ensure that a verbatim record of th ,u1i. r.rar,.rj i:
made, which record includes the-testimony and evidence on wr.,cr., ne auw i 1.
to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability XiA. r 'r :.,.e t
ing a special accommodation or'an interreter to participate i rai ,rIN ,,iog
should contact Debbie Jenkins at (863) 763-2131 at least sevec .I; 1i) ,e ,'r O
the date of the hearing.
Dated this 13th day of November,.2006.
JohnW.Ab''v J ,'* irrmzu,
BOARD OF COUNTY iONMMIrSItIJEnF'
OKEECHOBEE COUNT., CLOiUA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
176451 ON 11/15,22,29:12/6/06

REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000052
East Coast Fordan Aquifer System Model Phase i
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Manag-owi (lrT- b 1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 3'150t 1n r"c
sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Friday, January 5 200; lto r n,,ot
slonal services related to updating the existing East Coast Fiori.-, qulire : y-IT,
Phase I Model (ECFASI).
All bids must conform to the Instructions in the RFB. Interested o oernl ,IT.c5
obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; ( ) rU],1..,*i,,ii(,
'the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.ao L n j g
(561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE1IdO) 472-5290
The public is Invited.to attend the bid opening. Further nformaloon onIhe sa s
of hba seollnt1lo. n can be obtained on our web ste www.sfwna gov
79454 ON 12/6/06


YAMAHA, Electric, '96, good
condition. $1495
(863)467-2315


BEDLINER, Like new, fits '05 -
'06 Dodge Dakota 4 door.
*$195 (863)467-5910
CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $700.
(863)983-2255
CHEVY MOTOR 305, out of*
'87 Chevy truck. $100
(863)673-6684
FLAT BED, Steel: 20 Ft,
$1200 or best offer.
863-634-5936
FORD F150 '87, Has blown
motor. $500 or best offer.
(863)484-0504
RADIATOR, For '92 Pontiac
Grand Am, brand new in box.
$100 or best offer.
(863)261-1872
RIMS & TIRES- (4) proline al-
loy, 8 spoke, silver gray for '01
-Nissan Altima 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)697-386.5 .
TAILGATE, Off a '01 Dodge
truck. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-7318
TIRES & RIMS- Ford F150
tires & Univ. rims,
P265/75R15 Goodyear
$200 (863)261-1562
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
Mudders. $150-
(863)763-0852
TIRES(2)- Michelin, 255/80R,
22.5, for RV. $100 for pair.
772-597-2426
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. $75
(863)357-5754
TRUCK BED, 8 ft., fits '01
Dodge Ram, with bumper,
lights & bedliner. $900
(863)675-1862
TRUCK TOPPER: Red, Fiber-
glass, for Full Size (off a
Ford). $250. (863)257-3482
Frostproof.
WEIAND TUNNEL RAM IN-
TAKE, with 2 4-barrel carbu-
retors. $400 (863)673-1258
WHEELS & TIRES, Dodge
Ram, 2006, 265/70/17,
$450. Call 863-697-0424.


CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Fits
5x6Ft. Short Bed. Good con-
dition. $150. (863)675-2852
CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, With
hydraulic lift dump bed.
$1000. or trade.
(863)634-7706
CHEVY '83, 12Ton, 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 SILVERADO 2500 '88,
1 owner, cold a/c, $1200
(863)610-0732
FORD F150 '92- 4x4, needs a
motor, body in excellent
cond., $1000 or best offer
(863)634-5289
FORD RANGER 1996 4x4,
Needs transmission. $2000.
(863)612-1606


CHEVY BLAZER-'85, K5 Mud
truck, 6" lift. 36" tires, 305, V8,
GM 14 bolt rear. $1800. Call
for more info (863)697-3865
CHEVY TAHOE '02, 49k miles,
lots of extras, excellent cond.
$21,000 (239)707-1848
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mIs, like new cond.,
$20,000. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee


TRAILER HITCH: Draw Tight,
$35. (863)467-6148
UTILITY TRAILER-5x1l1 dove-
tail, all metal construction,
new lights, new wires $400
(863)467-6475


CHEVY 15 PASSENGER vAN
.'93- Cold air, $2490
(863)673-0762
CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994
$1000 or oesi o ter
(863)612-1.6C6
DODGE CARAVAN, 93 Dlue.
auto, a/c, new hres, brakes
& battery, 185k .rrn $1500
(863)885-1026
FORD MINI BUS 89- diesel
16 passerger, $2-490
(863)673-0782

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 2006 CA 311
BANK OF AMERICA N A $SuCE :;S
BY MERGER TO 1r0,Aiil &,Are r1 A
SUCCESSOR BY MiEAR K Tr bA.
NETT BANK, N.A.,
Plalntiff
DANIEL R.WILLIAME 1.i'
Defendants
NOTICE CF ACTION
TO: DANIELR.. WILLIAMS
Last Known Address
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Okeechobee, FL34B9
Current Address: Ur r,..
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